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Title: Levy County journal
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Language: English
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Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson, Fla
Publication Date: July 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Inside
Drill here, drill now
A candidate for
Florida House
District 10 thinks
drilling foroil offshore
is a good idea. Find
out who he is and
what he stands for,
Page 3.
Priorities
Editor Rick Burnham
takes a closer look
at the trend of putting
one's political party
above the country.
This one is going to
make your blood boil,
Page 5.
Most wanted
Find out who made this
week's list of the most
wanted criminals in
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Too much info
Did Bronson Town
Council members
release sensitive
information about one
6f their employees?
You be the judge, Page
10.
EMS layoffs ahead?
Levy County officials-
have begun to consider
laying off employees
of its emergency
services due to low
tax revenues. Find out
more, Page 11.
Soggy tourney
The second annual
Coach C. Doyle McCall
Golf Classic got off to a
good start, but suffered
a soggy finish. Find out
who hit them straight,
and who didn't, Page
13.
Livestock report
The Ellisville Livestock
Market Report has
been requested for the
Levy County Journal,
and we aim to please,
Page 14.
Anniversary time!
A local couple recently
celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary.
Find out who they are,
Page 18.

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PSC gives nod to Levy nuclear reactors


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Florida Public Service commissioners on Tuesday endorsed Progress
Energy Florida's plans to build a pair of nuclear power reactors in
southwest Levy County.
The PSC voted unanimously to affirm the need for the reactors. Each of
the reactors will produce 1,110 megawatts of electricity, enough to power
one million homes.
PSC approval doesn't mean the plant can be constructed. Progress
Energy Florida plans to submit an application to the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission late this summer. The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection is reviewing its 4,000-page permit application.
The Levy County Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 4 at
the courthouse to consider Progress Energy Florida's request for a special
exception zoning change on the acreage it has purchased for the plant and
transmission lines. County commissioners have set a public information
hearing for 7 p.m., Aug. 7 at the courthouse to take public input on the
nuclear reactor plans.


County commissioners will consider the special exception zoning
change at a public hearing in September. The date has not been set.
Commission Chairman Sammy Yearty said the nuclear power plant
will add 3,000 industrial jobs as the plant is constructed an additional 800
full-time, high wage jobs when the two reactors are in operation.
"I think it's got to be good for Levy County, good for industrial growth,"
he said.
Paige Brookins, president of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of
Commerce, said she was excited about the prospect of having the two
nuclear reactors in our area.
"Citrus County really wanted this, and we got it. I just think we're really
privileged to have it," she said. "I can't say enough about how wonderful
it will be for our area."
Inglis Mayor Carolyn Risher said she did not want to comment until
the town commission has a special meeting with Progress Energy Florida
officials. She said the meeting will probably be in September.
"I think it's something we can't stop, and I'm not sure if we want to
See. Nuclear, Page 11


Treasures!
The Suwannee Valley
Players present
"Treasure Island," an
adaptation of the classic
tale by Robert Louis
Stevenson at the Chief
fTheatre in Chiefland
Friday through Sunday,
.and July 25-27. The
play is a Summer 2008
Youth Production, and
features the fine work of
S 21 young people from
around the Tri-County
1.,area. Organizers say the
Skshow features audience
participation, and offers
fun for the whole family.
Shows begin at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday,
and at 2:30 p.m.
-Sunday. Admission is
$8 for adults, and $6 for
S. students K-12. Children
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Levy County School District earns 'B' grade


Eight


of 12 schools eligible


for state award money

By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

The Department ofEducation released school grades statewide last week,
giving Levy County School District an overall 'B' for its performance, up
from a 'C' last year.
School grades are based primarily upon student achievement data
from Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, according to the DOE.
Established in 1999 and designed to show the public how well a school
is performing based on state standards, "School grades are calculated by
determining annual learning gains of each student toward achievement of
Sunshine State Standards, meeting proficiency standards and reviewing
the progress of the lowest quartile of students," according to a DOE grades
fact sheet.
Florida uses the grading system for school accountability and attaches

Police say man lured child into t


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


A 63-year-old Fanning Springs man was
arrested July 10 after sheriff's investigators
say he lured a 6-year-old girl into his
pickup truck by posing as a police officer
and drove her to a convenience store to buy
candy July 1.
William Silas Johns, 8950 N.W. 157th
Place, was arrested on charges of luring and
enticing a child and falsely impersonating a
police officer, both felonies. Investigators
said he admitted picking up the girl, but
denied flashing a police badge. The child
was unharmed.
Bond was set at $17,500.
The incident was first reported to the
sheriff's office on July 2 by the girl's


grandmother, who has custody
The grandmother said her hus
first to notice that the girl,had
from the home for 10 to 15 r
girl had been riding a bicycle
out to look for the girl and sa


award money as incentive to improve. Each school that receives an 'A'
or improves at least one letter grade from the previous year is.eligible
for school recognition funds of $85 per student. That's good news for
Levy County educators, according to School Board Superintendent Cliff
Norris.
"Eight of 12 schools will qualify for award money this year," he said.
"We are very proud of our teachers, students, and administration."
Bronson Elementary School improved by two letter grades, from a C to
an A, making it the highest improving school in the county for 2008.
"Everyone was working so hard," said BES Vice-Principal Darby
Allen. "And it paid off."
"The teachers and students worked so hard," she said. "Everyone really
participated with the best attitudes and willingness to try new things -
anything to help the kids."
Five district schools improved by one letter grade, including Chiefland
Middle and Williston Middle schools, which each received an 'A' grade.
Four other schools maintained their grades from a year ago, including
Cedar Key and Yankeetown, which both kept their 'A' grade.
Chiefland High School scored a 'B' this year, making it the first ever
See Grades, Page 3

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home.
When asked where she had been, the
girl told her grandmother that an elderly
white man driving a blue or black truck
had picked her up and drove her to a local
convenience store in Fanning Springs. She
told her grandmother they had gone into
the store together and bought two packs
of gum and he had given her $4, an arrest
report said.
The girl told deputy sheriff Jimmy
Anderson she had been riding her bicycle
See Johns, Page 18


Suspended postal workers Bonnie George and
Debbie Hamberger lost their second stage appeal to
the U.S. Postal Service Monday when a hearing officer
refused to return them to their Post Office jobs.
They asked Postal Service official Jessie Brown at
a hearing last Thursday to reinstate them with back
pay and any benefits lost in the past six weeks. They
have been without a paycheck since their emergency
suspensions on May 29.
The two longtime Chiefland post office employees
See Postal, Page 7








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Levy County Journal


Local grad
Christopher "Wade" Ross graduated from the
University of Florida College of Agricultural and
Life Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Environmental Sciences and Soil and Water
Science. Graduation ceremonies took place at
the Stephen O'Connell Center May 2. Ross is a
graduate of Chiefland High School. He is the son
of Robert W. and Nancy Ross, and the brother of
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July 17, 2008 3


District 10 candidate says offshore drilling safe, wise


Lists jobs, training

as top priorities

By Rick Burnham
Editor

Drilling offshore for oil a current hot-button issue
among politicians nationwide has the potential to
alleviate many of the nation's energy problems, and, when
combined with an underutilized biofuels industry, can help
wean America from its dependence on foreign sources.
Furthermore, said Don Curtis, candidate for Florida
House District 10, any worries of environmental hazards
associated with the drilling should be discounted. Oil
drilling facilities in the Gulf of Mexico have stood the test
of time, and have passed some fairly strenuous tests.
"I think Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that offshore
oil drilling can be done in an environmentally safe way,"
he said. "They drill off Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
and Texas. Those rigs withstood Hurricane Katrina. I think
we can do it safely and begin to alleviate, long term, some
of our energy shortfalls in our country."
Curtis, of Taylor County, faces off against a trio of
challengers for the right to replace WillKendrick, who has
termed out. Fellow Republican Mike Williams, along with
Democrats Julie Conley and Leonard Bembry, also seek
the office. The district includes Hamilton, Madison, Taylor
and Dixie Counties, along with portions of Levy, Columbia,
Wakulla, Alachua, Jefferson and Franklin Counties.
Energy concerns are one of four key issues Curtis says
residents of District 10 face. First and foremost, he said,
are jobs.
"If you read April Florida Trend and saw what the
typical worker in these 10 counties make, compared to the
average Floridian, you would be appalled," he said. "The
joke in my county is that when a baby is born you slap it on


the bottom and send it to Tallahassee to get a job.
"We are sick and tired of the joke. We need more jobs
for our young people, instead of our biggest export being
our kids. Job creation is No. 1."
Along those same lines, he added, the young people of
the district have got to be better prepared better educated
- to accept those jobs when they become available. Training
and education are priority No. 2.
"I run a business and I hire a lot of young folks," he
said. "When they come in and they don't have adequate
reading and writing skills, I don't have jobs for them. They
have got to have the basics."
Technical school training as opposed to a formal
college education should not be discounted, he added.
"Part of what is needed in our educational system is
more tech school training for trades," he said. "That is an
admirable profession. They are needed. If they want to go
to the University of Florida, that is great too. But either
way, we need more preparation so that the kids come out
with the basics and are employable."
A viable option for employment, and one that should be
explored more fully, is the biofuels industry, Curtis said.
That and other energy concerns are priority No. 3, he said.
"With gas prices being what they are, I see this rural
part of Florida becoming a biofuels capital," he said. "We
have more land available. We are the water rich part of
the state: And we have the know-how to grow anything
on God's green earth. What we need are the markets, and
if we begin to get some biofuels plants that use the woody
biomass material that is left out in the woods, instead of
corn or food stock, we. can build facilities here just like that
new energy plant in Marianna."
Curtis, a forester, said there is ample opportunity to
make it happen.
"This district is already 75 percent forest," he said.
"If we utilize the things we leave in the woods to rot or
to bum, we can one day begin weaning ourselves from
foreign oil."
Priority No. 4, he said, is ensuring that the key water


uon Curtis
resources found in District 10 remain in District 10. Curtis
said he has gained a deep appreciation of those resources
while serving as a member of the Governing Board of the
Suwannee River Water Management District.
"Sitting on the board, I have learned a lot about our water
resources and I feel strongly that, for this part of Florida, we
have to maintain legislative policy that says local sources
first," he said. "In other words, Central Florida, you can't
come after our water. It is not available. Protecting our
water resources is something I want to accomplish and
keep in place when I am in the legislature." t
Curtis lives with wife Michele in Lake Bird, north of
Perry. They have two sons Ray and Clayton.


Grades, from Page 1

9-12 high school in Levy County to receive that high of a rating.
"It's a major accomplishment," Norris said. "They should be very
proud."
No Levy County Schools made AYP, or Adequate Yearly Progress, this
year. BES scored 97 percent AYP, the highest in the district, falling short in
just one criteria reading for proficiency for students with disabilities.
"Not making AYP does not mean that a school is failing," the DOE
reported on its fact sheet. "It means that the school has not met the
requirements of all 39 criteria."
AYP scores are calculated by measurements that target the performance
and participation of various student subgroups on statewide assessments
based on race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, and English
proficiency, according to the Florida DOE.
AYP is required as a part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and
measures schools based on a pass/fail system. In order to achieve AYP,
schools must meet proficiency benchmarks in 39 separate criteria, according
to the DOE. If a school fails to meet one of the 39 criteria it does not make
AYP.
Out of 3,299 Florida schools measured this year, only 787, or
approximately 24 percent, made AYP.
2008 2007
Bronson Elementary A C
Bronson High School B C
Chiefland Elementary B A
Chiefland Middle A B
Chiefland High B C
Cedar Key School A A
Joyce Bullock Elem. B B
Williston Elementary B B
Williston Middle A B
Williston High C D
Yankeetown School A A
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2008 LEVY COUNTY
VALUE ADJUSTMENT
BOARD MEETING VAB
Will convene in the Board of County
Commissioners' Meeting Room located in the Levy
County Courthouse on July 22nd, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.
to discuss selection of Value Adjustment Board
Attorney and other related issues.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based. July 17, 2008


School Board awards contract


to build 16 new classrooms


By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

After narrowing it down to three finalists, the
School Board of Levy County last week selected
the design-build firm M.M. Parrish Construction
Company to provide 16 new classrooms for the
county's growing student population.
The project includes eight classroom additions
each to Chiefland Elementary and Williston's
Joyce Bullock Elementary School. The
classrooms will be permanent structures designed
to closely match existing school buildings on
each property.
M.M. Parrish will employ a design-build
method that speeds up the process and reduces
cost, because the district can contract with one
company to provide all architecture, engineering,
and building services instead of entering into
multiple contracts for specific components of the
construction.
M.M. Parrish Construction has teamed with
Architect/Engineering Consultant Paul Stresing


& Associates for the design portion.
Construction at the two sites will occur
simultaneously and is expected to be completed
for the start of the 2009-2010 school year.
Design -and pre-construction, already
underway, are anticipated to wrap up by early
November. Actual construction will begin.at that
time and is expected to be completed by the end
of May. Final completion and project closeout is
scheduled for mid to late June.
Other design-build school projects in Levy
County completed by the M.M. Parrish and
Paul Stresing team include the Chiefland Middle
School gymnasium, Williston Middle School
cafetorium, and classroom buildings for Joyce
Bullock and Williston Elementary schools.
M.M. Parish will return to SBLC in early
September with a Guaranteed Maximum Price
for the new classrooms, at which time the Board
will give final approval or denial to the firm. If
the Board is not satisfied with the GMP, the bid
will fall to the next finalist, Joyner Construction,


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EDITORIAL


July 17, 2008 5


Are you an American first?


By Rick Burnham
Editor


If you answered "yes," I suggest asking
yourself a follow-up question, one of a more
personal nature.
Are you a Democrat first, and an American second?
There is certainly nothing wrong with being a
Democrat, just like there is nothing to be ashamed of
being a Republican. The two-party system has served
America well for ages, and offers an important balance
that keeps the government from teetering too far one way
or another.
Many of us side with one party or the other on a
particular issue, and then go with the opposite party on a
different matter. But, at the end of the day, we usually end
up calling ourselves one or the other a Democrat, or a
Republican.
Some folks seem to take their allegiance a little too far,
though, especially in more recent times. More and more
these days, you get the feeling that people are Democrats
or Republicans first, and Americans second. And that is
just sad.
A lot of it seems to emanate from the left side
- from the Democratic Party and the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan seem to be a breeding ground for this line of
thinking.
Certainly not every Democrat is guilty of putting
their political party before the country. Certainly, some
Republicans are guilty of putting their own party first.
But some of the more noteworthy examples indicate a
disturbing trend on the left.


Answer to high


Just last year, when the prospects were not looking
so good for America, a Democratic Congressman from
South Carolina commented on what might happen if
the tide were to turn and we began to take control. That
would be "a real big problem for us," he said, referring to
the Democratic Party, its efforts to establish a timeline for
withdrawal, and its consistent party line that the war was
a mistake by George W. Bush.
Not "It would mean that we could bring our troops
home a little earlier," or "Maybe one less American
soldier would have to die," but that if the Americans
began to take charge of the war, it would be "a real big
problem for us."
That particular Congressman James Clyburn is a
Democrat first, and an American second, and he really has
no business being in office.
Not that he is alone in this despicable practice.
National corporate media is known far and wide for its
far left leaning tendencies, and seems to have no trouble
whatsoever in putting its agenda above the good of the
country.
Virtually from day one of the Iraq War, right up until
the moment you began reading this article, we have heard
little other than bad news from the Arabian Desert, or
Afghanistan. Every time a car bomb goes off, taking the
life of an American soldier, it gets full attention, front and
center. Every time a suicide bomber walks into a crowded
caf6 and kills a dozen innocent bystanders, our media
rushes to report on it.
From day one, this approach has done little more than
empower those who might otherwise have sat out the war.
Given hope that they can now be a part of a victory over
the greatest and most powerful nation the world has ever


gas


prices


known, they pick up a gun, or they learn the methodology
of the suicide bomber. They become a martyr, and another
soldier dies.
It may not sell newspapers or garner million dollar
advertisers, but ... any good news coming out of Iraq?
Any schools being built? Is modem-day technology
finally making its way to a region? Are women and girls
now getting the same level of education and opportunities
as their male counterparts? Are the citizens empowered
by Democracy and their roles in it?
If you don't know the answers to these questions, don't
feel uninformed. None of us do, because national media
has not seen fit to give them to us. The answers would not
fit their agenda, and never will. They are Democrats first,
and Americans second.
Not that they are alone in this despicable practice.
Senate Majority "leader" Harry Reid of Nevada
asserted early on in the battle that the war was lost,
further empowering even more jihadists tq take up arms,
and support the cause. He knew little of the abilities of
our men and women in uniform, only that their demise
would further the agenda of his political party. Harry Reid
is a Democrat first, and an American second, and it is no
small wonder that he is able to look himself in the mirror
each day.
Many feel the war was unjustified in the first place,
and that the blood spilled in Iraq is on the hands of our
president. That may very well be. Some of it though, a
substantial portion of it, is on the hands of other folks as
well. Those folks who are Democrats first, and Americans
second.
Perhaps we all need to take a good long look in the
mirror, and decide if our own priorities are worthy ones.


may not be drilling alone


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

People are beginning to think in a different way about fossil fuels. Everyone
has an opinion. Even the presidential candidates have an idea or two.
I was listening to a CBS interview Wednesday in which U.S. Sen. John
McCain was asked to give his solution. to $4 gasoline. He responded that
more off-shore drilling needs to take place, to send a message. He didn't say who was
supposed to be influenced by the message.
McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, made a good point
about needing more domestic oil drilling, although his response was short on details. We
do need to drill for more oil in the United States and off shore. American oil companies
spend billions of dollars every month buying oil from places like Venezuela and Saudi
Arabia, both dictatorships. If either country decided to cut off our oil, we could be in
big trouble. Gas prices could easily soar to $10 per gallon. Shortages could be a major
problem. The government of Venezuela owns Citgo, by the way. '.'"
I was talking to a local businessman Thursday about gas prices. He said the
billions being spent overseas to buy1 oil would be better spent domestically. Like many
Americans, he would prefer to see an increase in domestic oil production to reduce our
reliance on overseas oil. He said money spent in the United States would create jobs
and bolster the economy. Oil money sent overseas is being pocketed by regimes that
fund terrorism. He said he would like to see the federal government offer tax breaks to
businesses that hook to solar energy. As a businessman, he wouldn't mind leaving the
power grid and relying instead on sunshine to provide electricity for his business.
You don't have to look far to find good ideas about energy.
The only place that seems lacking in creativity is Washington, D.C. Members of
Congress appear to have lost interest in lowering gas prices with the fall elections


approaching, It costs plenty to run for office, you know. I can only wonder at the width
and depth of the river of oil money flowing into Washington D.C. in an election year
like this one.
I mentioned in one of my previous columns that members of Congress earn $169,300
annually. They also get their health insurance free of charge. I don't think that's a bad
thing, but if members of Congress receive the health insurance benefit free of charge, so
should I, and so should every American citizen. Let's impose a windfall profits tax on
gasoline to pay for it.
Changing our energy policies to wean the United States from oil and gas won't be
easy, but it's not impossible. We can already purchase electric cars, hydrogen cars,
ethanol-based cars, or some combination of the three known as hybrids, on the open
market. The hybrid cars and trucks usually aren't cheap. The second problem is there
are no refueling stations for the hydrogen and electric cars. You can't walk into a filling
station or convenience store with a debit-card and-ask to-fill it up with hydrogenor
electricity.:. *
:""Inatraigihing to 1bf'i0 edpln6t fc'6te't nd bicycles. Sc e'effi in-ev'^h
a gallon of gas. Some scooters are electrically powered. Bicycles can be powered by
human energy, but some are now equipped with small motors. They work fine, even in
the rain. But you may need wipers on your goggles and a clean change of clothing when
you arrive at work.
My guess is some genius will tell us soon we have to begin carpooling to work in
Chiefland. I've often wondered how well carpooling works when one member of the
carpool gets sick with influenza and climbs into the seat next to you for the ride to the
office in a tiny economy car. And he just happens to have contracted a strain of flu for
which no one on planet earth was vaccinated. None of the energy savings plans are
perfect.
Call it progress.


POSTMASTER NOT TRAINED PROPERLY
When is this going to stop? Are we as citizens
missing the big picture? How long will the postal service
allow management to continue mismanaging?
It seems to be the policy where the management's
wrongdoings are rewarded and covered up. At the
expense of the postal customers.
Instead of addressing the problem of management
they attack the clerks for reporting the wrongdoings;
thus trying to take the focus off the problem.
(Management)
The problem is the majority of postmasters they
have sent to the Chiefland office are untrained and
not qualified to handle the position. They have no
knowledge of postal policy, which was demonstrated
in the latest attack on Mr. George when he was issued
a trespass warning by the postmaster, executed by the
local police department. Mr. George is not employed
,,by the postal service. He has not done anything to
warrant this kind of action. What's next? Ms. George's
friends, relatives, or any citizen at random they so
choose.
The postmaster should be a part of this community.
They should work along with the business community
and partner with it to make it a better place for everyone
to live.
The United States post office represents the
American people but yet for over 4 months the
American flag was not flown. When questioned about
this their answer was, "it's on order." The VFW would
have gladly offered to give them a United States flag
to fly. We are proud to be American citizens in this
community and we expect our post office to display
the American flag.
Troy Hamberger

GROSS MISMANAGEMENT
When I first began to read about the recently
reported emergency suspensions of two of Chief-
land's postal workers, I was alarmed. As this out-


Letters to the editor

rageous situation has worsened, I'm now deeply
concerned that our Chiefland Post Office is being
mismanaged; its resources misused for personal
vendetta; rather than the good of our community.
Speaking qf community, I find it suspect that the
two suspended workers are life, or at least long term
members of our community. Whereas the postmaster,
evidently, doesn't care to be. Most of us know Debbie
and Bonnie, if not by name we do by face at the coun-
ter. From our side of the counter there's not been one
complaint that I've read or heard. In fact, it's quite the
opposite. I know and hear from many others that Deb-
bie Hamberger and Bonnie George are the mainstays
of our post office. We've been able to count on them
for years. Most of us wouldn't know the postmaster if
she walked in the room.
This brings me to my next point. Why don't we know
or hear from the postmaster? I don't mean on this sad
saga, as I'm sure she is silent at the advice of coun-
sel. But isn't there a broader mission of the post office,
some duty to advise and inform the public on relevant
issues? I know in other communities postmasters par-
ticipate in civic clubs and events. They run their post
offices as one might a good store that welcomes and
serves the public. Based on what I've read and seen, if
this post office operated as a private enterprise it would
be out of business!
The waste in vengeful investigations and spite work
is staggering. The damage done to these two "whistle
blowers" is tragic. I observed that some sort of expen-
sive motion detection surveillance type system got in-
stalled last week. In light of the real terrorist threats to
this nation, is the Chiefland Post Office really in need
of such protections? I don't think so; though requesting
that may beef up the postmaster's case; or at least the
so-called "emergency" of it.
I, for one, have contacted our Congressional Rep-
* resentatives and US Senator Bill Nelson. I urge you to
do the same. Our hard earned tax dollars have been
wasted in this fiasco. It's an abuse of authority beyond


belief. The people of Chiefland deserve better.
We had better with Debbie and Bonnie in the post
office..They stood up for us, let's stand up for them.
Arnold H. Dittenfer

A WAY WITH WORDS
I haven't kept up with politics too much until now.
I read Rick Burnham's column in last week's paper
about Obama and it got me to thinking. There have
been many men down through the ages running for
some sort of office and they have been giving the same
old speeches and making the same old promises they
do today. Maybe one day there will be a fellow in office
who will actually do what he promises.
I don't think Obama is the right man. The only thing
different about Obama and all the other speakers,
he says it so eloquently. When a fella sweet talks his
woman, she then says to him in a shy way, "Why you
silver tongued devil you!" That means he has a way
with words. That's a phrase I haven't heard in many
moons. I read where Obama talked about looking
back at all the good things that have happened, so to
speak, while he was in office. It's a wonder he didn't
take credit for parting the Red Sea and letting all those
people through.
Maybe he does have the country's best interest at
heart. I wish I knew. Maybe if he had an American '
name like "Bill, Joe or George" instead of Barack
Hussein Obama, people wouldn't be so skiddish.
In the Bible it says something about a foreigner
coming into power and everything goes great and
then all of a sudden, bingo, everything changes for
the worse. Then God steps in and straightens things
out.
I don't think the country is ready for a man named
Obama or a woman for president. If he is put into
office, I hope and pray he won't be like the Pied Piper
and lead us all to destruction. Only God knows what's
in his heart.
Mabel Eads







6 July 17, 2008


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


Levy County JournalI


Community Events


Otter Creek Baptist holds VBS
Otter Creek Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible
School July 20-25. Classes will be held each night from
6:30 9 p.m. for ages from 2 years through 12th grade.
Family Night will be July 25. The church will be heading
to Outrigger Island for a week of excitement, with a Luau at
the end of the week. For more information contact Christy
Couch at 486-3114.

Motorcycle poker run
A motorcycle poker run will be held July 26, with six
scheduled stops along a route that begins at the Shrimp,
Oysters and Beer Restaurant in Newberry. From there,
the group will travel to the Junction in Williston, to
Cole's 4 Corners in Bronson, to Willard's in Morriston, to
Knuckleheadz in Chiefland, and to the Brick Grill in Old
Town.
Registration begins at SOB at 10 a.m., with all bikes
leaving by noon. Live music will be provided by the Black
Creek Band beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Brick Grill. Prizes
will be awarded to the best hand at the end of the run. Door
prizes will also be awarded. A donation of $10 per hand is
being asked.
Proceeds will benefit Haven Hospice, the Rocks Family,
and the Community Cancer Center of North Florida.

Bronson UMC to host David Manley
The Bronson United Methodist Church will host
Evangelist, David Manley in word and song at 10:45 a.m.
July 20. The church is located at 235 North Court St. in
Bronson. For further information, call Sue Bazin at (352)
486-4094.

Equity seminar
The Assembly of Fine Artists offers a session to help
individuals survive a monetary crisis by explaining the
pros and cons of using the equity in real estate and other
commodities.
AFA has invited experts in the field of finance to explain
what may be the best avenue to consider regarding equity
for funding to increase holdings or meet present needs.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 17 at
Capital City Bank in Chiefland.

Crafters wanted
A community carnival celebration will be held from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2. on the grounds of the Bronson
United Methodist Church. Anyone interested in setting up
a table should call (352) 316-3817.

Fitness dance lessons .. ... ,
Fun fitness and praise dance sessions designed for ladies
21 and older, will be held at the Nolan Baptist Church in
Raleigh at 1 p.m. on Saturdays through July 26. Participants
will explore various techniques and lyrical styles of dance
performed to Gospel music and choreograph a routine.
The cost for the lessons is $7 per session. No experience is
necessary. Call (352) 528-2170 for more information.

Community Celebrate Jesus Carnival
The Bronson United Methodist Church will celebrate
"Jesus Carnival" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2. The
carnival is designed to provide fun for the entire family,
with a moon walk, games, lots of prizes, drawings, cake
walk, bingo, crafts, music and entertainment, food:
hamburgers, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and more. For
further information, call Sue Bazin at (352) 486-4094.


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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 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.

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 and other classes are forming now. There is currently
an interest in organizing :session of .the "Sales Associate
CramnExam,'?, which helps individuals to prepare for the
Florida Real Estate Sales Associate exam.
For additional information or to enroll, contact
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.

VBS fun
The Bronson Church of God will host games, fun and
prizes from 7-9 p.m. July 17 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 19 at the church, two miles east of the traffic light on
U.S. 27A. For more information, call 317-3377.

Nominations sought
The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will
host a Sept. 16 luncheon to honor a local business, as part

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of Florida's annual observance of Industry Appreciation
Week. Chiefland will join other communities around the'
state in showing support for local industry and trade.
The Chamber is urging the public to come forward>
with suggestions on a business to honor this year. Notable'
qualifications for the nominee include serving the Chiefland
area, being in business for at least one year, being currently"
in operation, running a clean business, job creation, and'
community involvement.
To nominate a business, or to get more information, call'
(352) 493-1849. Nominations are due by Aug. 1.
Gospel concert
A concert featuring The Reflectsons will begin at 6 p.m.
July 20 at the Bronson Church of God.
The Reflectsons, who are from Trenton and in their 16th"
year of singing ministry, offer four-part family harmony as,
part of their musical talents. They have received a number
of awards over the years, including "Favorite Mixed Group,
of the Year" in 2007 and "Band of the Year" in 2007.

Bronson Library Friends bake sale and car wash
The Bronson Friends of the Library will have a bake
sale from noon to 5 p.m. July 25 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.1
July 26 at the library. The group will also hold a car wash,
across the street in IGA parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
July 26. All proceeds will go toward purchasing a flag pole'
to display flags outside of the library.
Levy County Tourist Development Council meets
The next meeting of the Levy County Tourist'
Development Council will begin at 6 p.m. July 24 at the'
Levy County Visitors Bureau Office, 620 N. Hathawayt
Ave. in Bronson. The meeting is open to the public.
Vacation Bible School at Ebenezer Baptist
Son Harvest County Fair VBS is coming to Ebenezern
Baptist Church from 6-8:45 p.m. July 20-24. Ages three toq
18 are welcome. Dinner wiU be provided each night. The>
church is located at 12250 N.E. 30thAve. in Chiefland. Call,
(352) 493-2311 for more information.
Chamber of Commerce mixer
A Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce'
mixer will be held from 5-7 p.m. July 22. The event will be6
hosted by the Holiday Inn Express at 809 N.W. 21st Ave. in'
Chiefland, in celebration of its success.
Business representatives and civic administrators in'
the region are invited to come and enjoy the refreshments,
become familiar with the facility, meet the staff, and expand'
their network of associates.
RSVP to Christina Saikus at (3652) 49-9490. ; i
WE SOAR'events' ,. ,, -,, ,
WE SOAR, Inc.'s Gospel Fest Committee of Willistoni
will be host a number of future events, including the 7"
Annual Williston Gospel Music Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 2 at the Williston Elementary School auditorium.
The event is free and features soloists, choirs, ensemble,4
quartets, instrumentalists, and more.
In addition, the group will host a pre-festival kickoff]
concert with the 2008 Gospel Fest Mass Choir, Youth 'NM
Harmony and other guests. The kickoff concert will begin
at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at the Destiny Church of God by Faith,Aj
170th N.E. 9th St. in Williston.


Pet Photo Contest
The International Pet Owners Club is sponsoring thel
2008 Summer Cutest Pet Photo Contest. Cash and prizes'
are up for grabs, including $1,000 cash Grand Prize, $100|
PetSmart Gift Cards, and trophies.
Pet owners from the local area are welcome to enter tot
win a share of the prizes. The entry deadline for the contest
has been extended to Aug. 15 to allow more pet owners
to participate. The contest is open to everyone and entry;
is free. Dog or cat photos are welcome. The photo mays
contain one pet or several and may include different pet)
types in the same photo. There is a strict limit of one photo'
per household to avoid disqualification.
Entries can be submitted online or by postal mail. To;
enter online, visit www.intpetclub.com. To enter by postal;
mail please send one photograph, full color or black and,
white of any size. All photo entries must include thel
photographer's name and address on the back. Photographsi
should be sent to: The Pet Club Photo Contest, P.O. Box!
4470, Olathe, Kan., 66063.
Attention all Democrats
The Democratic Party will hold a "very important:
meeting" at the Bronson Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m..
July 22.
All Democrats and Democratic candidates are invited:
and very welcome to attend. We will be making plans forl
the Democratic Rally on Aug. 16 at the Bronson football
field.







Levy County Journal


AROUND LEVY COUNTY


July 17, 2008 7


Postal, from Page 1


said Brown did not disclose any formal charges or evidence
against them but rather listened to what they had to say
and left without making a decision. Their union president
called them Monday to say Brown had denied the appeal.
Hamberger, who worked for the Chiefland Post Office
for 33 years, and George, who worked there for 12 years,
were suspended for alleged improper conduct, though the
allegation has never been explained to them or the news
media.
The two say they have been singled out for harassment
by the Postal Service because they are whistleblowers.
Both women have vowed to fight their suspensions to the
national level. Their third-stage labor union appeal will
go to a national arbitrator, though it could take another
two months. They have hired an attorney to sue the Postal
Service if they are fired.
Won't Give Up
George said they are fighting for their jobs, but they
also hope to change the Postal Service bureaucracy that
punishes whistleblowers and rewards those who remain
silent.
"Rosa Parks didn't get off that bus, and I won't get off
the bus either," George said. The late Rosa Parks has often
been called the mother of the civil rights era. On Dec. 1,
1955 she refused a bus driver's order to make room for a
white passenger.
George said she believes the Postal Service is trying
to find a reason to charge her and Hamberger criminally.
She said agency officials have used surveillance and
intimidation tactics. On Monday, she said, Postmaster
Lisa Fletcher photographed her talking to a woman across
the street from the Post Office about their petition drive.
George and Hamberger, with help from local businesses,
have collected more than 850 signatures on petitions asking
for the Postal Service to return them to their jobs. She said
the resident confronted Fletcher and told her to erase her
image from the camera.
Fletcher said she could not comment on the investigation
nor could she comment on whether the installation of
security cameras at the Chiefland Post Office during the
past two weeks has anything to do with the investigation
of Hamberger and George.
Investigation Ongoing
The investigation apparently began on May 29 when
Miami Postal Inspectors J.J. Cowen and Joe Cronin arrived
at the Chiefland Post Office to talk about workplace violence
and the agency's zero tolerance policy. The inspectors
came with guns exposed and handcuffs visible, according
to a written account George and Hamberger provided the
Journal.
George, Hamberger and fellow worker Kim Poole were
taken separately into the postmaster's office and threatened
with being fired, loss of benefits and retirement, and
possible jail time. The postal inspectors didn't say what
was being alleged, according to George. Their purses were
searched. The inspectors also wanted to search their cars,
but the women refused to let them.
George was placed on suspension without pay and told


Debbie Hamberger, left, and Bonnie George, suspended employees of the Chiefland Post Office, lost an
appeal to be reinstated Monday. Both vow to take their fight to the highest level.


an investigation was pending, though she was never told
what the investigation was about. She was marched out of
the Post Office by the inspectors. The inspectors removed
her husband Jimmy's cancer medication from her purse
and never gave it back, she said.
Hamberger, George and Poole met later that afternoon
at Usher Forest with a fourth co-worker. George said it
was at this meeting that inspectors claim she threatened
the other co-worker with a beating if she didn't shut her
mouth. George, Hamberger and Poole say there is no truth
to the allegation, but postal inspectors allegedly took the
word of the woman who made the allegations. George,
who had been suspended a day earlier with pay, was sent
a letter the following day saying she was being suspended
without pay. Hamberger was also suspended without pay.
Poole said her mistreatment by inspectors has upset her
and she has been out on sick leave since then, but, based
on threats she said one the postal inspectors made to her
husband Daryl, she said she anticipates the Postal Service
will suspend her when she returns to work.
Trespass Warnings
Fletcher last week had the Chiefland Police Department
issue trespass warnings for George and her husband. If they
return to the Post Office in Chiefland they, will be arrested.,,
Fletcher -also .told them that Boqnnie George couldrnaoet
assign anyone else to pick up her mail at the Chiefland Post
Office, which George said violated postal regulations.


FOR FFY 2008
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Chiefland, Florida is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Economic Development
Category in the amount of $650,000 under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is
proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage
benefit to low and moderate-income persons for which the County is applying are as follows:


Activity
Water Facilities (03J)
Wastewater Facilities (03J)
Fire Protection (03J)
Administration (013)
Engineering (016)
Total Project Cost


Estimated Cost %LMI
286,900 over 70%
189,100 over 70%
20,000 over 70%
52,000 n/a
102,000 n/a
$650,000


The proposed CDBG project would be to provide infrastructure improvements to the proposed new sixty-bed acute care Tri-County Hospital, LLC
job creation site, located east of U.S. Highway 19/27, directly east of the current Walmart, and adjacent to the south side of C.R. 320 East. The
proposed public infrastructure improvements will be to provide potable water, sanitary sewer and fire protection services to the job creation site by
connecting to the nearby existing water and sanitary sewer facilities owned by the City of Chiefland, plus any applicable administration and
engineering costs. Tri-County Hospital, LLC estimates that it will spend approximately $32.5 million in building construction costs, and ultimately
create up to two hundred twenty-eight new jobs.
The percentage benefit to low and moderate-income persons from the proposed project activities will be in excess of 70%.
The City of Chiefland has determined that no displacement of persons will occur as a result of planned CDBG funded activities.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held on July 22, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Chiefland City Hall,
214 East Park Avenue, Chiefland, Florida. A draft copy of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the application is
anticipated to be submitted to DCA on or before July 31, 2008, and a copy of the final application will be available in the City Manager's Office, 214
East Park Avenue, Chiefland, Florida, on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. after the anticipated July 31 submittal date.
To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing contact Ms. Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator,
352/493-6711.
A Citizen's Advisory Task Force meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the above stated date and location for the purpose of discussing the
proposed project application.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this
meeting should contact Ms. Copeland at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the
hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ms. Copeland at least three (3) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be
provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Copeland at least three (3) calendar days prior
to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call 1-352-493-
6711.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosures
will be made available by the City of Chiefland and DCA for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date
of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five years.

1. Other governmental (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate,
subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application or assistance or in the planning or
development of the project or activity;

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed
$50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other
entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the
entity;

5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and

6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.

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On Friday, Fletcher called George at her home and
left a voice mail saying she could assign someone else
to obtain her mail at the Chiefland Post Office as long as
she provided the post office with a notarized statement
that the person was authorized to get her mail. George
said it wasn't a victory for her because there is nothing in
the postal regulations requiring her to obtain a notarized
statement assigning someone to pick up her mail. But she
can now obtain her mail using a third party.
"They are making up the rules as they go," she said.
George said postal inspectors also called her home late
Friday afternoon saying they wanted to talk to her. She
said she told them she would be willing to talk to them on'
the record provided that anything she said to them could
not be used against her. George said she has done nothing
wrong and wants to cooperate with the investigation, but
she doesn't trust the Postal Service or its investigators and
believes they would twist whatever she said to try to charge
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CRIME


Levy County Journal


Chiefland Police investigate robberies


Keep children safe


around the pool

Nothing beats splashing into a pool
when the weather is warm. Swimming
pools should be a source of happy
times; yet, the risk of children drowning
is ever present. Approximately 300
children nationwide less than 5 years old.
drown in residential swimming pools
each year, according to the Consumer
Product Safety Commission.
According to the National
SAFEKIDS Campaign, for every
child who drowns, an additional four
are hospitalized. And, for each child T TE
hospitalized, an additional four are SHiRIFF
treated in emergency departments. C O RN ER
Toddlers are inquisitive. They lack SHERIFF J 0H N NY SMITH
a sense of fear and a realistic sense of
danger. These issues, along with their
unpredictability and ability to move quickly, make swimming pools
a hazard for young children. According to the CPSC, approximately
75 percent of children involved in swimming pool submersions or
drowning were from 1-3 years old.
Most victims were being supervised by one or both parents and
were last seen in the vicinity of the house just before the incident
occurred. Another interesting point is that 77 percent of children had
been missing for five minutes or less when they were found. A child
can drown in a swimming pool as quickly as it takes to answer the
phone.
For very young children, drowning can be a silent event; children do
not always splash or scream to alert an adult that they are in trouble.
Here is a list of some of the ways to keep your swimming pool an
area of enjoyment for all:
1. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED. During social
gatherings appoint a "designated watcher" to protect children.
2. Completely fence the pool in, and include a gate that locks. The
fence should be at least four foot high and have an alarm at the gate to
signal when anyone is near the pool.
3. Seconds count in preventing death and disability. Check the pool
first if a child is missing.
4. Do not assume that children are drown-proof, even if they have
had swimming lessons.
5. Do not use flotation devices as substitution for supervision.
6. Know Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. All caregivers should
know CPR. Keep rescue equipment and emergency numbers
poolside.
7. Remove toys from in and around the pool when it is not in use.
Tos attract- chiid-ri to the~.",-':,. '- ,_
'. Siave a telepone poolsidF'b rent ha\ ing children unattended
in or around the pool.
9. Remove the steps or ladders from above ground pools when not
in use.
Remember a child can drown in very shallow water, even a
few inches. It only takes enough water to cover the nose and mouth.
Summertime should be a time for our children to enjoy the water but
we want our children to be safe.


Chiefland police are investigating two unrelated
strong-arm robberies and have identified a suspect
in one of the cases.
Police said a 22-year-old man reported being
assaulted in his driveway on N.W. 12th Drive July
3 when a man approached him and began slapping
his face with an open hand. The victim said the
assailant removed 50 cents and a black pocket
knife from his pocket during the altercation and
threatened to kill him if he went to jail for the
crime.
Based on the victim's testimony, police issued a
sworn complaint for the 20-year-old suspect who
was identified by the victim. The sworn complaint
means the case was sent to the state attorney for
evaluation. The state attorney will determine if an
arrest is warranted.
In the second robbery, a 14-year-old boy
reported being assaulted along the bicycle trail
near N.W. 11th Ave. The boy said he bought a drink
at the Say-A-Lot store before heading home on his
10-speed bike. He said he was confronted on the
trail by a man and juvenile.
When the man asked him for his bicycle, the boy
refused and began to ride away. The man grabbed
the bicycle by the neck of the seat and pulled it
backward, causing the boy to fall forward and off
the bike. The man struck the boy on the chin, took
his bicycle and fled the scene.
Police have no suspect in the case.
It's not often a burglar is seen walking out
of a home carrying the stolen merchandise, but
Chiefland police say it happened July 4 in the dead
of night.
Police say a man was driving past a residence on
S.W. 2nd Street at 11:15 p.m. when he saw someone
exiting the side door carrying an electronic device


Drugs, license pro
Williston police arrested a man on charges of
cocaine and marijuana possession after stopping
him for running a stop sign July 8, city police say.
After the stop, a sheriff's deputy K-9 officer
brought his drug-sniffing dog to the car ofQuardarell
Robinson, 20991 N.E. 40th St. in Williston. The
dog alerted on the driver's side door.
Police found a straw in the car with a white
residue that tested positive for cocaine. They also
found a green leafy material scattered all over
the floor boards and between the seats that tested
positive for marijuana.
Robinson was arrested on charges of possession


Levy County's Most Wanted


Reginald Jerome
Woodley
Bronson
VOP Possession
of cocaine
$15,000 bond


Joseph Thomas
Kerchner
Bronson
Fraud/Insufficient
funds
ROR bond


Willis Brock
Odom
Old Town
Burglary,
aggravated battery
$100,000 bond


Aaron Annison Billy Gene Vlacos


Strong
Chiefland
Sales/possession
of cannabis
$10,000 bond


Bronson
VOP forgery
No bond


Leonard Anthony
Johnson
Williston
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of some sort. The alert resident turned around and
confronted the suspect, asking what he was doing
in the house. The resident knew the owner of the
house.
Police said the suspect walked away from the
inquiring resident's vehicle and began to run until
he disappeared. The resident saw a device lying in
bushes near the house. It was a car stereo amplifier
from the bedroom closet of the house, police say.
The amplifier was worth $2,000.
The resident identified the burglar as the
husband of a woman he knew. A sworn complaint
has been issued by police in the case. The state
attorney's office will determine if charges should
be filed.
A car was stolen from the parking lot of a
restaurant July 7 after the owner left the car open
with the keys in the ignition, Cniefland police
say.
Victim David Johanning told police he parked
his car in the Hungry Howies restaurant at about
12:30 a.m. while he went next door to talk to Sonic
Burger manager Robert McKechnie, a friend.
While they were talking, McKechnie looked at the
stop sign atN.W. 21st Ave. and U.S. 19 and noticed
Johanning's vehicle. He confirmed from Johanning
that it was his Chrysler PT Cruiser and called 911.
The car was green with rear tinted windows and a
Gator emblem on the back window glass.
The driver headed in a southwesterly direction
along N.W. 21st Avenue until it reached N.W. 14th
Street and made a left turn in a southerly direction.
The vehicle hasn't been located. Johanning said
there was nothing of value in the vehicle, which
had a half tank of gasoline. Johanning said the
vehicle's payments were up to date. He owes
approximately $9,000 on the vehicle.


blems in Williston
of cocaine and possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana.
A man who presented Williston police with a
driver's license from Guatamala was arrested July
9 for having no American license.
Erix J. Morales, 20, 16134 N.W. 130t St. in
Williston, was stopped on Noble Avenue after
police noticed a malfunctioning right headlight.
Morales presented police with a Guatamalan
driver's license. He said he had no license from
the United States.
Morales said he has been living in the United
States for about a year.
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OBITUARIES


OLENE STANSELL BLACKWELDER
Olene Stansell Blackwelder, 93, passed away on July 5
in Chiefland.
Olene was born on July 30, 1914 to Braddack and
Mary Stansell in Lilly, Ga. She was part of the Chiefland
community since 2000, moving here from Ocala.
She is survived by her daughter, Jacquelin Ponte of
Chiefland; five grandchildren, Deborah Walker, Donna
Sanchez, Darlene Ganus, Doreen Lamb, Dee Dee Carver;
10 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services were held July 11 at Rock
Sink Baptist Church and Cemetery in Old Town.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Knauff
Funeral Home in Chiefland.

AUDRY MAE CHITTY
Audry Mae Chitty, 75, passed away on July 5 in
Gainesville.
Born May 23, 1933 to Ruby Thomas and Mary Ellen
Yancey in Georgia, Audry lived in Gulf Hammock for the
past 28 years, coming here from Flemington, Fla. She was
of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending time with her
'family.
Mrs. Chitty was preceded in death by her husband,
James Chitty.
She is survived by her sons, Danny Lynn Chitty
and Dennis James Chitty; a brother, R.J. Yancey; four
grandchildren, Shawn Chitty, James Williams, Christopher
Chitty, Heather Chitti and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held July 12 at Knauff
Funeral Home in Williston with Reverend Elwood Baker
officiating. Interment followed at Flemington Cemetery in
Flemington.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Knauff
Funeral Home in Williston.


JAMES ROBERT EAKES, SR.
James Robert Eakes, Sr., 69, of Chiefland
passed away July 9 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
Born in Lebanon, Tenn., he moved to Chiefland from
Panama City 4 years ago. He was a lineman/electrician for
I.B.E.W. for 33 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dorris and Agnes
Eakes; a sister, Jeannette Lenning; and a brother, Bobby
Eakes.
Mr. Eakes is survived by his wife, Alice Eakes of
Chiefland; a daughter, Darlene Sedgwick of Old Hickory,
Tenn.; two sons, Ricky Eakes of Charlotte, Tenn. and James
Robert Eakes, Jr., of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two stepsons,
Alexander Grigorov of Pasadena, Ca. and Jeffrey Norman
of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a brother, Billy Eakes of Lebanon,
Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Rachel Sedgwick and Matthew
Sedgwick, of Old Hickory, Tenn., Robert Wayne Eakes
and Josh Eakes of Lebanon, Tenn., Dustin Eakes, Coltin
Eakes, and Jacob Eakes, all of Gallatin, Tenn. and a great
gi,- Ison, Brandon Eakes, of Gallatin, Tenn.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Bond Memorial
Chapel. Burial will be in the Hermitage Memorial Garden
Cemetery in Old Hickory, Tenn.
Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Service.

DAVID A. RAITTO
David A. Raitto, 83, of Wheelwright, Mass. passed
away on June 25.
Mr. Raitto was a product designer of bypass valves for
Concord Labs in New Hampshire, which was founded by
his cousin Russell Raitto.
David served as a Navy pilot during World War II out of
Corpus Christi, Texas. He was an active Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Raitto


of Connecticut, and his
sister, Eva Eleanor of
Massachusetts.
He married June Egner
of Yalesville, Conn. in
1949. They had three
children, Diane, Richard
and John; all of whom
were with him when he
left to be with our Lord.
His local relatives are
his sister, Barbara C.R.
Moore of Old Town, and
cousin Jeffery Raitto of
Sun Springs.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

ROY T. SILLS, III
Roy T. Sills, III, 45, of Cedar Key passed away July 13,
2008.
Born in Jacksonville, he has been in Cedar Key most of
his life, where he was a clam farmer.
Mr. Sills is survived by his sons, William Timothy Sills
and Joshua Pershing Sills, and daughter Shyloh Elizabeth
Sills, all of Cedar Key; his mother, Cobina Sills of
Chiefland; father Roy Sills,' J. of Citra; sisters Sandra Lee
Sills of Roselle, Ill., Donna Renee Douglas of Niceville,
Monica Sue Miller of Madisonville, Texas and 6 nieces
and 2 nephews.
Graveside services will be Thursday, July 17 at 11
a.m. at Shiloh Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Webber
officiating. Visitation will be Wed. July 16 from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland.


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Did Bronson Council release sensitive information at meeting?


By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

During a discussion last week involving a workers'
compensation claim from a town employee, Bronson
Town Council members released documents that may have
contained sensitive information.
The issue arose during a discussion about a potential
injury to town Fire Chief Rick Lombardo.
Councilmember Berlon Weeks asked about the nature
of the employee injury, and then more specifically if the
fire chief had something wrong with him.
Mayor Franklin Schuler answered, "heart."
Schuler added that Lombardo had suffered a heart attack
while responding to a Bronson fire last year, and had not
filed a claim at the time of the incident. Council members
expressed concern that they had not been informed of the
situation when it occurred and questioned the liability of
having an injured employee still on the job.
Lombardo said his Social Security number was released
at the meeting, and contends that some of the medical
information presented was incorrect and potentially
defamatory.
Lombardo said he didn't have a heart attack while
responding to a Bronson fire in 2007. He did have a heart
attack back in 2002 while working for Fowler's Bluff Fire
and Rescue, and his county WC claim remains open due
to the severity of its nature. He added that he undergoes a
comprehensive stress test on his heart each year, and has
been cleared by the cardiologist to return to work.
Last year, as a Bronson volunteer firefighter, Lombardo
was seen by a doctor for smoke inhalation, but due to
difficulties with workers' compensation, he was never seen
by a pulmonologist a lung specialist.
Lombardo became ill again due to smoke inhalation in
May while working to contain a structure fire in Bronson.
He said he spent the next day resting at home and was
admitted to the hospital the following day with severe
respiratory problems. Before going to the hospital, he
said he called Bronson Town Clerk Donna Conquest and
informed her of the situation.
"I called to find out what I needed to do and she gave
me the number for Workers' Comp," Lombardo recalled.
"She also had the fire log that included the injury in the
report."
Conquest presented a different story in a July 1 e-mail
sent to town attorney Steven Warm.
"(He) has yet to officially inform the clerk or the council
of this issue ... I have no idea if he is responding to calls or
not," she wrote, asking for advice on the situation.
Workers' tompensation reports, however, state that the
townwas notified May 22, two days after the incident;,
the same day Lombardo was admitted to North Florida
Regional Medical Center.
Conquest said the matter is one of liability.
"We don't know if he is supposed to be answering calls
or if he has removed himself from duty," she said.
Medical records sent to town hall state that Lombardo
cannot return to work until cleared by a doctor. Furthermore,
Lombardo said, Conquest should know from "call logs"
that he is not on duty. Each month, the town clerk receives
all original fire and first-responder reports, as well as a
detailed day-to-day run count that lists all responding
firefighters and types of calls. The reports are used .by the
clerk to issue payroll to responding firefighters. Lombardo
said his name does not appear on any report since the
date of his WC claim because he has not been cleared to
respond.
"She has every call log from the fire department and my
name's not on any of them," he said.
In the same e-mail to Warm, Conquest stated that
there weree no light duties" in the fire department, and
then asked if it would be appropriate for the town to turn
Lombardo's administrative duties over.te the town clerk,
"since he is now certifying his own payroll records," she
wrote. "Not that I need another thing to do, but we don't
need an issue."
The actual payroll process for volunteer firefighters
contradicts Conquest's assertion to the attorney. Lombardo
does not certify payroll records Conquest does using
original fire, first-responder and day-to-day run counts
provided to the clerk by the fire chief and other department
personnel.
Lombardo currently receives a stipend for his volunteer
work completing the fire department paperwork, including
fire and medical calls, payroll, supply ordering, and budget
matters.
"It appears that by asking to assume those duties,
Donna (Conquest) is trying to eliminate my light duty
job," Lombardo said.
The Town of Bronson has designated a $300 monthly
stipend for the person who performs the fire department's
administrative duties.
Lombardo said there are other duties that can be
deemed light work as well, including fire-hydrant checks,
truck maintenance, supervising, truck operation, and first


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Bronson Town Fire Chief Rick Lombardo, second from right, offers water to fellow firefighters following a
structure fire in May. Lombardo said he suffered smoke inhalation while helping fight the fire. Lombardo's
workers' compensation claim, and the town's handling of the information regarding it, are at issue.


responder medical calls.

Medical records made public
During the council's discussion of the situation,
Lombardo's medical records were given to the council.
"That's public record," Warm said as he handed the
documents to the council.
Florida statutes state, however, 'that "Any medical
records and medical reports of an injured employee and
any information identifying an injured employee in medical
bills" are confidential and exempt from public record.
Warm said that once an employee discloses information
on a WC form, it becomes available to the public, including
birth date and Social Security number.
"If he put it in into the petition, it becomes public record,"
he said.
Lombardo said the documents containing his SSN, date of
birth, and medical information were not filled out by him.
"That form catmerolf thetdoctor" `-Lombardo said: "Itwas
supposed to go to W&rkrs' Comp so that it would be covered.
The public should not have access to that information."
Warm said that he was not aware of any impropriety,
or any laws that may have been broken. "Nothing was
articulated in that meeting that would not be found in court
record and available to the public," he said.
Conquest, however, said that the medical documents were
in fact confidential.
"It concerned me that the attorney gave Melody
(Councilmember LaFlam) his copy," she said. "They're not
supposed to be public. Workers' Comp claims are confidential
information."
Warm dismisses the matter of confidentiality. "I'm not even
aware that anything sensitive was discussed in that meeting,"
he said. "I was just giving routine advice answering a
question that is already part of public information."
Because of Sunshine Laws, he said, council members are
obligated to discuss this situation only in public meetings.


"There really is no alternative."
Due to the sensitivity of certain medical information,
however, Florida statute 627.3121 allows for certain
portions of public meetings to remain confidential.
"That portion of a meeting ... at which records made
confidential ... are discussed is exempt from (being open
to the public) ... All exempt portions of meetings shall
be recorded and transcribed. The board shall record the
times of commencement and termination of the meeting,
all discussion and proceedings, the names of all persons
present at any time, and the names of all persons speaking
... Transcript(s) and minutes of exempt portions of
meetings are confidential."
Warm declined to comment on the Mayor's statement
that Lombardo had a heart attack while responding to a
Bronson fire.
Lombardo is concerned about the misinformation that
was presented at the town meeting.
"Saying that Ihad a recent heart attack could destroy
my opportunities for work and it's just not true," he
said.
According to Florida statute 627.3121-Public Records
and Public Meetings Exemptions: "The Legislature finds
that it is a public necessity to make certain records ...
confidential and exempt from public records requirements
... The release of the medical records would violate the
privacy of an individual or could cause unwarranted
damage to the name or reputation of that individual."
LaFlam, the Bronson Councilmember designated
to oversee the volunteer fire department, said she is
concerned about the situation and how it was handled at
the meeting. She also said she supports Lombardo and
his performance as chief.
"He's dedicated to the health and well being of others.
He puts others before himself every time-and he does it
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By Terry Witt
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of laying off 11 paramedics and emergency medical technicians and shutting down two
ambulances to help cover rising expenses in next year's ambulance budget.
The Levy County Emergency Medical Center budget is funded entirely with a $75
across the board ambulance assessment on homes and businesses, but the revenues in next
year's budget are expected to fall about $1.1 million short of expenses.
Interim Assistant EMS Director Royce Barber said the savings from slashing 11 jobs and
shutting down one ambulance each in Williston and Chiefland would be about $500,000,
or less than half of the deficit the ambulance service faces next year. The proposed EMS
budget is $3.9 million.
Barber said fewer ambulances will mean longer response times.
Commissioners emphasized that they have made no final decision on layoffs. They
will meet in a second workshop at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday to talk more about the budget
problems. Tuesday's workshop was. the first budget meeting in the preparation of the
2008-09 county commission budget.
Barber said the big expense is fuel. He said fuel prices have nearly doubled in the past
two years and the ambulance service has to respond to emergency medical calls. Rising
fuel prices have spurred higher expenses for supplies and tires.
In a good year, when tax money is more plentiful, the board might be able to make up
the ambulance budget shortfall from property taxes. However, the county anticipates the
current tax rate of 7.4212 mills will generate $1.3 million less than last year. The national
economy is sluggish and lower tax rates mandated by the Florida Legislature have also
taken their toll.
The overall budget for county government next year would be $56.7 million. But
commissioners are asking every constitutional officer and department head to cut their
budgets to bare bones. The original request was to cut 15 percent from every departmental
and constitutional officer budget in county government. Constitutional officers include
the sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, clerk of circuit court and elections supervisor.
Few have made the 15 percent mark.
Commissioners also face a shortfall of $700,000 in the road department, which is
funded entirely by gasoline taxes. With gasoline selling for about $4.10 per gallon, Levy



Levy School Board ponders


new vocational academy


with Progress Energy funds

By Kellie Parkin
Correspondent

The School Board of Levy County has received approximately $15,000 from
Progress Energy to explore and plan a vocational academy for area high school
students.
Options for areas of study within the proposed "Energy Academy" include
welding, pipefitting, heating and air ventilation, and other high-wage, high-denand
occupations in the energy sector.
"The first step is to appoint a steering committee to assess the needs of our students
and the workforce," said Assistant Superintendent Jeff Edison.
Made up of people within the community, including representatives from SBLC,
CLM Workforce Connection, Progress Energy, Central Florida Electric Co-op,
and Central Florida Community College, the committee will research and discuss
possible areas of study, potential school location, and personnel issues, such as the
need for specialized teachers, Edison said.
"Personnel is the biggest hurdle we face," he said. The academy will require
highly-specialized, industry certified educators to teach the material. "With current
budget concerns, we need to make sure we can meet the students' and school's
needs."
Students participating in the proposed academy would filter into articulated credit
or certificated programs at CFCC. Articulated credit leads to college credit that can
be applied toward a degree for coursework and skills mastered while still in high
school.
"It's a great opportunity for the students of Levy County," Edison said. "Our
kids need meaningful learning experiences, and that's what this is relevant and
meaningful."
"If it means something to the students, then they will achieve at a higher level,"
he said.
Other similar programs currently active within Levy County schools include
Health (CNA, EMT), Building Construction, Horticulture, Business, and Graphic
Design.
In order to qualify for federal and state funding, all special academies and
certificated programs must meet workforce high-demand and high-wage occupations.
The jobs generally have an entry-level wage of more than $10 per hour and an
average wage of more than $17 per hour. Opportunities in these skilled occupations
are expected to grow in the coming years in the county and surrounding areas.


County residents have bought less fuel. The county's gas tax is based on gallons sold. The
fewer gallons sold, the less the revenue.
Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee found support among
commissioners for his idea to move about $400,000 of state money set aside for road
construction to road department operations. The state gave the money to Levy County
because it is a fiscally constrained county with a poor tax base. But Greenlee said the
county would be better off using the money to offset some of next year's projected deficit,
and commissioners agreed.
Sheriff Johnny Smith appeared before the board and faced the same budget cutting
demands from commissioners. Commission Chairman Sammy Yearty asked Smith to cut
at least 5 percent from his budget proposal. He said Smith might be asked for more cuts.
Smith is proposing a budget of $11.69 million, identical to last year's spending plan.
If he were to cut 5 percent, it would mean losing about $585,000, according to sheriff's
office spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan.
Sullivan said commissioners had earlier asked all department heads and constitutional
officers, including Smith, to decrease their budgets by 15 percent. For Smith, that would
have meant reducing the sheriff's office budget by $1.7 million.
"That's what he was commissioned to do. He can't. That would result in laying off
people," Sullivan said.
Sullivan said Smith and his staff are taking a hard look at a 5 percent budget cut and
what it would do to the sheriff's office.
"We're in the process of researching to see if it would be a detriment to public safety,"
Sullivan said.
The sheriff's office budget, which includes the operation of the county jail, is the largest
in county government, The budget Smith has proposed would consume two-thirds of the
projected $16.6 million in property tax revenue the county commission will receive next
year. Smith has 161 employees. He is also facing the same high fuel prices.
Commissioner Tony Parker said he supports public safety and doesn't think the county
should be cutting too deeply into those budgets.
Commissioner Nancy Bell asked how much revenue the county commission would
generate if it lowered the tax rate to seven mills.
Sheila Rees, who serves as budget officer for the board and Clerk of Circuit Court
Danny Shipp, said lowering the tax rate to seven mills would cost the county about $1
million. She said a mill of property tax generates about $2.2 million in Levy County.


Nuclear, from Page 1
stop it," she said. But she wants to hear what other commissioners have to say.
Progress Energy has purchased about 5,100-acres of property east of U.S. 19 for the
plant site and transmission lines. The property stretches all the way to the Cross Florida
Barge Canal, according to company spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs.
She said the outfall pipe from the plant will stretch 5-7 miles along the Cross Florida
Barge Canal into the Gulf of Mexico. The nuclear reactors will use 100 million gallons of
saltwater daily for cooling. About 60 percent of the water will be returned through a 3-4
mile long discharge pipe to the barge canal.
Progress Energy officials gave a group of Chiefland elected officials a tour of the
plant site and the Cross Florida Barge Canal on Monday. Taking the tour were County
Commissioner Nancy Bell, Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, Chiefland City Commissioner
Teresa Barron and Brookins.


Levy County Journal


July 17, 2008 11







AROUND LEVY COUNTY


12 July 17, 2008


Levy County Journal


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By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

A month-long war of words between the Chiefland City Commission and the Levy
County School Board about who should pay the rising cost of school crossing guards will
be settled by a higher authority.
City Commissioners agreed to Mayor Teal Pomeroy's suggestion Monday to ask for an
attorney general's opinion on whether it is the city's responsibility or the school board's.
The school board .pays the city $14 per day for each of the four crossing guards, but
with increases in the minimum wage and retirement, the city says it needs $18 per guard
to cover all the expenses. The additional cost would raise the school board contribution
annually from $10,080 to $12,960.
School. Board members have declined the offer twice, saying the crossing guards are
not their responsibility and the city should shoulder the additional costs. The board's most
recent letter from Superintendent Cliff Norris on June 24 said the guards are not part of
the school district's core responsibility.



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The letterNorris wrote arrived at Chiefland City Hall on the morning after commissioners
authorized a letter to repeating their request for the school board to pay more money.
City Attorney Norm Fugate said the Williston City Council last week directed the city
manager to ask the school board for $18 per school crossing guard. Fugate also represents
the Williston city council.
Fugate said his legal research has provided no clear answer on who should be
responsible for paying the salaries of school crossing guards. He said the school board
is clearly responsible for ensuring children reach school, but the city has some degree of
responsibility because it maintains the streets.
"I find nothing in the law that it's the responsibility of the school board or a local
government entity," he said.
In other business, commissioners instructed Fugate and Building and Zoning Director
Bill Hammond to develop a draft ordinance restricting where sexually oriented businesses,
can operate in the city and prohibiting these businesses from serving alcohol.
The city has an ordinance that bans sexually oriented businesses from operating in
the city, but Fugate said the courts have ruled that these businesses can't be banned from
municipalities or counties. Total bans are unconstitutional.
He said the portion of the ordinance banning alcohol in sexually oriented businesses
would probably stand up in court, but the remainder of the law is unconstitutional.
Fugate said it is illegal for a sexually oriented businesses to locate within 2,500 feet of,
a school under a state law.
City commissioners would prefer an ordinance that bans such businesses from operating
in the city, but they are aware such a law would be unconstitutional. They are attempting
to make Chiefland as unattractive as possible to such businesses.
Commissioners asked Fugate and Hammond to obtain a copy of Alachua County's;
ordinance and use it as a foundation to build the Chiefland ordinance.
Commissioners directed staff to prepare a plaque for Chiefland farmer Murray
Tillis for his contributions to the Chiefland Watermelon Festival. The festival provides
free watermelons to visitors. Tillis provided all the free watermelons this year.
Board members approved the first reading of an ordinance rezoning one acre of
land owned by businessman Norman Scoggins along County road 320 from agriculture
to commercial. A second reading is needed to complete the rezoning.
Commissioners voted to accept two Florida Recreation Development Assistance
Program grants for a skate court at Delma Locke Community Center and a basketball
court at Charles Strickland Park. The city will receive $33,903 to construct the basketball
court and $135,611 for the skate court. The city's share of the two projects is $4,000.
Staff was given authority to advertise for grant-related administrative and
engineering services. The city will be applying for a $650,000 grant for water and sewer
improvements. The administrator and engineer will be paid a percentage of the total
grant.
Commissioners voted to allow staff to advertise for the required second hearing
related to an economic development grant for the Tri County Hospital project. The hearing
is set for 6 p.m., July 22.


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LEVY COUNTY SPORTS


July 17, 2008 13


Chiefland Babe Ruth 11-12 year olds win state tourney


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Pitching depth and impressive hitting paced the Chiefland Majors to the state
championship for 11-12 year olds in Babe Ruth baseball.
The team went 5-0 to win the state Small League Division tournament, played June 26-
29 in Fort White. The team concluded the tournament in style, blowing out Union County
11-1 in the championship game.
Pitcher Tim Reidy threw four innings and allowed only one run against Union County.
Kyle Weeks pitched one inning of shutout relief.
The hitting was also superior in the championship game. Reidy was two for four with
a single and a triple; Clayton Smith was three for four with three singles; Jon Ward was
three for four with three singles and two RBIs; Cole Parks was two for four with two
singles and two RBIs and Justin Ivey was two for three with a single, one home run and
three RBIs.
"The more we played the better we got," said Coach Mickey Morgan. "The pitching
got sharper and the hitting got better."
The team played in four tournaments. The 11- to 12-year-olds are called the Majors.
The Chiefland Majors placed second in the Live Oak Invitational, first in the Small League
District Tournament, second in the Big League District Tournament and first in the Small
League State Tournament.
Morgan coaches the team along with Pat Burton and Scott Ward.
Chiefland was honored by Chiefland city commissioners Monday night.
Statistics for the four state tournament victories leading to the championship are listed
below.
Game one: Chiefland defeats Lakeshore 11-1.
Clayton Smith three innings of shutout pitching.
Hitting: Tim Reidy, three for three, a double, one RBI; Kyle Weeks, two for two, two
singles, two RBIs; Clayton Smith, two for three, two singles, one RBI; Jon Ward, two for
three, two singles, one RBI; Jon Ward, two for three, two singles, one RBI; Cole Parks,
three for three, one single, one double, one home run, three RBIs; Justin Ivey, one for two,
one single; Payton Parnell, one for two, one single, one RBI; G'Angelo McClendon, one
for two, one double, two RBIs.
Game two:
Chiefland defeats Southside 5-1.
Kyle Weeks threw four shutout innings. Clayton Smith pitched two innings, allowing
one run.
Game Three:
Chiefland defeats Taylor County 6-5 in seven innings.


The state champion Chiefland Majors accept their trophies. Bottom row from
the left are Clayton Smith, G'Angelo McClendon, Tristin Burton, Justin Wood,
Justin Ivey. Second row left to right are Matthew Morgan, Payton Parnell, Tim
Reidy, Cole Parks, Jon Ward, Kyle Weeks. Back'row from the left are Coaches
Mickey Morgan,, Pat Burton and Scott Ward.
Tim Reidy pitched five innings, allowing three runs; Kyle Weeks pitched two innings
of shutout relief.
Hitting: Tim Reidy, two for four, one single, one double; Clayton Smith, two for four,
one double, one home run; Jon Ward, two for four, one single, one home run, four RBIs;
Justin Ivey, one for two, one single; Payton Parnell, one for two, one single; G'Angelo
McClendon, two for three, two singles.
Semi-Finals-Game Four
Chiefland defeats Eagle Lake 12-3.
Kyle Weeks pitched four innings, allowing two runs; Clayton Smith pitched one inning
of shutout ball.
'Hitting: Kyle Weeks, four for four, two singles, one double, one home run, three RBIs;
Clayton Smith, three for four, two singles, one double, two RBIs; Jon Ward four for four,
four singles, three RBIs.


Heavy rains dampen second annual McCall Golf Classic


But the Chiefland Quarterback Club still manages to raise $2,500

Story and photo by Rick Burnham
Editor


Adam Gore (center) shows off the $25 check he received for winning the
"closest to the pin" competition during the 2nd Annual C. Doyle McCall Golf
Classic. During his acceptance speech, Gore said he could not have made the
shot without the help of playing partners Ajay Ulmer (left) and Keith Tackett.


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Golfers at the 2nd Annual Coach C. Doyle McCall Golf Classic, held Saturday at the
Chiefland,Golf and Country Club, gave the course a real run for its money. Most-ofthe
teams were well under par after nine holes of the tounhey,'dthree-perspn scramble that got
underway at around 8 a.m.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for the second nine, drenching the teams
with a two-hour downpour that showed no signs of letting up shortly before noon,
Seeing this, tournament organizers called the rest of the festivities off, and gathered
golfers inside the clubhouse for an impromptu awards ceremony.
The early finish made winners out of a team featuring Shelton Crews, Josh Leverett
and Dale Brewer. The trio finished the first nine holes at a blistering eight under par,
highlighted by an eagle on No. 18.
Close behind was a team consisting of Greg Beauchamp, Tony Weeks and Jim Smith,
who finished at seven under par. The team of Paul Johnson, Bob Knight and Coach McCall
came in third at five under par.
Robert Hinds claimed the long drive of the day, while Beauchamp managed the
tournament's straightest drive. Johnson had the longest putt of the tournament, while
Adam Gore claimed the closest to the pin award. Gore's tee shot on the Par 3 131 hole
rolled to within 31 inches of the cup.
Despite the heavy rains, tournament organizer Jeff Beauchamp called this year's event
a big success, raising close to $2,500 for the Chiefland Quarterback Club, to be used for
renovations and improvements to C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.


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Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85%
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
595-1175 1036 56.50-63.50 ,59.95
825-1005 898 48.00-55.00 51.41 Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1365-1485 1402 64.00-73.00 67.78
1525-1825 1648 65.00-73.00 69.93
1625-1965 1738 78.00-81.00 79.13 High Dressing


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LIVE OAK -- Locating canoe launches and boat ramps along the Suwannee and
other area rivers has never been easier, thanks to a.new interactive map featured at www.
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A recent addition to the Suwannee River Water Management District's website, this new
map shows all boat ramps and canoe launches located within the District for the upper and
lower Suwannee River, plus portions of the Alapaha, Santa Fe and Withlacoochee rivers.
It also provides current and detailed information for trip planning purposes including
river miles, GPS coordinates, driving directions and photographs.
The creation of the map is part of the District's ongoing commitment to improve
recreational activities on public lands and waterways.
The map can be accessed from the home page by first clicking on the "Recreation"
button, then on the "Paddling" link. Some explanatory text and a link titled "Interactive
Map of Boat Ramps and Canoe Launches" are located toward the bottom of the page. For
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Feeder Steers Medium and
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
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310-345 328 115.00-122.00
355-380 367 104.00-114.00
410-440 428 97.00-105.00
455-495 473 94.00-98.00
510-535 524 88.00-96.00
560-595 570 84.00-90.00


Large 1-2
Avg Price
128.76
117.55
107.18
100.95
96.53
93.13
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Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
210-235 223 126.00-128.00 '126.70
255-285 273 115.00-122.00 119.14
320-340 328 96.00-105.00 102.00
360-380 366 99.00-105.00 101.71
405-445 425 90.00-98.00 93.99
460-485 476 81.00-89.00 85.22
505-545 534 79.00-87.00 80.44
555-595 568 78.00-84.00 81.91


Feeder
Wt Range
255-285
310-330
355-390
405-445
460-490
520-545
565-585
615-635


Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
270 100.00-105.00 102.64
321 92.00-99.00 95.40
370 90.00-95.00 91.95
428 88.00-92.00 89.36
470 84.00-87.00 85.37
530 81.00-84.00 82.33
575 77.00-82.00 79.54
627 84.00-85.00 84.33


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3
'Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
220-240 230 98.00-105.00 101.71
260-280 267 90.00-94.00 91.95
.320-340 332 86.00-93.00 88.93
360-375 366 85.00-89.00 87.48
410-435 422 81.00-85.50 83.88
455-490 472 77.00-80.00 78.59
520-535 532 73.00-75.00 74.20
560-580 573 72.00-75.00 73.34

Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
890-1195 1080 57.00-79.00 65.40 4-6 Months Bred


Levy CoIIunty SaII'f W Eltwa er iand Freshwater TU[ide


Date High/ Tide
Low Times

Cedar Key
Thurs 17 \High 3:00 a.m.
17 Low 7:52 a.m.
17 High 1:34 p.m.
17 Low 8:56 p.m.
Fri 18 High 3:31 a.m.
18 Low 8:33 a.m.
18 High 2:14 p.m.
18 Low 9:27 p.m.
Sat. 19 High 3:58 a.m.
19 Low 9:13 a.m.
19 High 2:52 p.m.
19 Vow 9:57 p.m.
Sun 20 High 4:23 a.m.
20 Low 9:52 a.m.
20 High 3:32 p.m.
20 Low 10:27 p.m.
Mon 21 High 4:48 a.m.
21 Low 10:32 a.m.
21 High 4:13 p.m.
21 Low 10:58 p.m.
Tues 22 High 5:13 a.m.
22 Low 11:14 a.m.
22 High 4:58 p.m.
22 Low 11:30 p.m.'
Wed 23 High 5:41 a.m.
23 Low 12:01 p.m.
23 High 5:50 p.m.
Suwannee River Entrance
Thurs 17 High 3:06 a.m.
17 Low 8:10 a.m.
17 High 1:40 p.m.
17 Low 9:14 p.m.
Fri 18 High 3:37 a.m.
18 Low 8:51 a.m.
18 High 2:20 p.m.
18 Low 9:45 p.m.
Sat 19 High 4:04 a.m.
19 Low 9:31 a.m.
19 High 2:58 p.m.
19 Low 10:15 p.m.
Sun 20 High 4:29 a.m.


Height/
Feet


3.3
1.9
4.3
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3.3
1.8
4.3
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3.4
1.7
4.3
0
3.5
1.5
4.3
0.1
3.6
1.3
4.1
0.3
3.7
1.2
3.9
0.5
3.8
1
3.6

2.9
1.8
3.8
-0.1
2.9
1.7
3.8
-0.1
3
1.6
3.8
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3.1


Sunrise
Sunset


6:45 a.m.
8:32 p.m.


6:45 a.m.
8:32 p.m.


6:46 a.m.
8:31 p.m.


6:46 a.m.
8:31 p.m.


6:47 a.m.
8:30 p.m.


6:47 a.m.
8:30 p.m.


6:48 a.m.
8:29 p.m.


6:45 a.m.
8:33 p.m.


6:45 a.m.
8:32 p.m.


6:46 a.m.
8:32 p.m.


6:46 a.m.


Moon % Moon
Time Visible


Set 5:53 a.m.
Rise 8:22 p.m.


Set 6:51 a.m. 99
Rise 9:01 p.m.


Set .7:50 a.m. 99
Rise 9:36 p.m.


Set 8:49 a.m. 97
Rise 10:08 p.m.


Set 9:48 a.m. 93
Rise 10:38 p.m.


Set 10:46 a.m. 87
Rise 11:08 p.m.


Set 11:45 a.m. 79
Rise 11:39 p.m.


Set 5:53 a.m.
Rise 8:23 p.m.


Set 6:52 a.m.
Rise 9:02 p.m.


Set 7:51 a.m.
Rise 9:37 p.m.


Set 8:50 a.m. 97


20
20
20
Mon 21
21
21
21
Tues 22
22
22
22
Wed 23
23
23
Withlacoochee
Thurs 17
17
17
17
Fri 18
18
18
18
Sat 19
19
19
19
Sun 20
20
20
20
Mon 21
21
21
21
Tues 22
22
22
Wed 23
23
23
23


Low 10:10 a.m.
High 3:38 p.m.
Low 10:45 p.m.
High 4:54 a.m.
Low 10:50 a.m.
High 4:19 p.m.
Low 11:16 p.m.
High 5:19 a.m.
Low 11:32 a.m.
High 5:04 p.m.
Low 11:48 p.m.
High 5:47 a.m.
Low 12:19 p.m.
High 5:56 p.m.
River Entrance


High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
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Low
High


3:07 a.m.
8:47 a.m.
1:41 p.m.
9:51 p.m.
3:38 a.m.
9:28 a.m.
* 2:21 p.m.
10:22 p.m.
4:05 a.m.
10:08 a.m.
' 2:59 p.m.
10:52 p.m.
4:30 a.m.
10:47 a.m.
3:39 p.m.
11:22 p.m.
4:55 a.m.
11:27 a.m.
4:20 p.m.
11:53 p.m.
5:20 a.m.
12:09 p.m.
5:05 p.m.
12:25 a.m.
5:48 a.m.
12:56 p.m.
5:57 p.m.


Height/ Sunrise/
Feet Sunset


8:31 p.m.


6:47 a.m.
8:31 p.m.


6:47 a.m.
8:30 p.m.


6:48 a.m.
8:30 p.m.


6:44 a.m.
8:31 p.m.


6:44 a.m.
8:30 p.m.


6:45 a.m.
8:30 p.m.


6:45 a.m.
8:29 p.m.


6:46 a.m.
8:29 p.m.


6:47 a.m.
8:28 p.m.

6:47 a.m.
8:28 p.m.


Moon % Moon
Time Visible

Rise 10:08 p.m.


Set 9:48 a.m. 93
Rise 10:39 p.m.


Set 10:46 a.m. 87
Rise 11:08 p.m.


Set 11:46 a.m. 79
Rise 11:39 p.m.


Set 5:52 a.m. 98
Rise 8:21 p.m.


Set 6:51 a.m. 99
Rise 9:00 p.m.


Set 7:50 a.m. 99
Rise 9:35 p.m.


Set 8:48 a.m. 97
Rise 10:07 p.m.


Set 9:47 a.m. 93
Rise 10:37 p.m.


Set 10:45 a.m. 87
Rise 11:07 p.m.

Set 11:44 a.m. 79
Rise 11:38 p.m.


Date High/ Tide.
Low Times


.... ............. Ellisville Livestock M market R report
=(n _A\3v QPoe Springs Ramp

From High Spnngs. travel souLh on CR 236 to CR 3401; Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Feeder steers and heifers steady. Feeder and
turn right and avsel 3 miles wesl. the entrance to Poe replacement cows steady. 29 percent slaughter cows, 8 percent slaughter bulls, 33
springs is on The right percent feeder steers, 23 percent feeder heifers under 600 pounds, 1 percent over,
and 7 percent feeder and replacement cows.

Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range Avg Price
1200-1595 1376 56.50-65.50 61.70
1610-1935 1786 55.00-63.50 60.26







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TREE SERVICE- A profes-
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service. Free estimates, lots
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trimmed and/or removed. 24 hr.
Emergency service and insured
claims. All major credit cards
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its corps of dedicated advocates
who protect the rights of elders
residing in nursing homes, as-
sisted living facilities and adult
family care homes. The program
is comprised of 17 local councils
throughout the state, and each
council is seeking additional vol-
unteers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' concerns.


ANOTHER WAY, INC a domestic
violence and rape crisis center is
seeking volunteers to fill a wide
variety of volunteer positions. If
interested please contact Susan
Blackie at 386 719-2700 ext: 23
or e-mail at susanblackie@anot
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with high visibility & traffic count.
Showroom, office, bathroom &
garage area. Located in GMAC
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behind McDonald's. Call Brad
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PROMINENT LEVY COUNTY
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S Legal Notices y

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2008-CA-000655
ANTHONY RUCCIONE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCIS M. UMBACH,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: FRANCIS M. UMBACH
Address Unknown
AS WELLAS any and all other
parties claiming by, through, un-
der, or against him, or his heirs,
administrators and assigns,
as well as all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title to the fol-
lowing property in Levy County,
Florida, to-wit:
Lot 12, ROLLING ACRES, an
unrecorded subdivision in Sec-
tion 18, Township
12 South, Range 18 East, Levy
County, Florida. Being more
particularly described as fol-
lows: To find the POB for this
conveyance, proceed as fol-
lows: Run from the Southeast
comer of said Section 18 (an
iron pin) for .1600 feet in a N
00 deg. 48 min. 06 sec. West
direction; and from thence run
for 2449.32 feet in a N 88 deg.
13 min. 53 sec. West direction
to a concrete marker which is
the POB. From this POB, run
N 00 deg. 52 min. 23 sec. West
for 850.31 feet to a concrete
marker in the SLY R/W of SR
#335, thence S 89 deg. 55 min.
44 sec. West for 214.88 feet to
a concrete marker; thence S
00 deg. 52 min. 23 sec. East
for 843.40 feet to a concrete
marker; thence S 88 deg. 13
min. 53 sec. East for 215.09
feet to a concrete marker, the
POB. (Parcel No. 11848-000-
00)

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses
to it, if any, on CHARLOTTE J.
WEIDNER, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office
Box 1354. Bronson, Florida
32621, on or before Au-
gust 8, 2008 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court ei-


eoL egal Notices ,

their 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.

Dated this 30 day of June
2008.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
Pub.: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY. FLORIDA CIVIL
ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-000542

CENTRAL FLORIDA
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE,
INC., a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT PRINCE, Individually
and ROBERT PRINCE d/b/a
PRINCE CABLE TV,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT PRINCE, d/b/a
PRINCE CABLE TV
(last known address) 3445 NE
49w Street
Ocala, FL 34479
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on GREGORY
V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is P. 0.
Box 1129, Chiefland, FL 32644-
1129, on or before August 15,
2008, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's at-
torney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on June 30,
2008.

DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy
Deputy Clerk

Pub.: July 10, 17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA


0 Legal Notices

CASE NO: 38-2008-CP-000137
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ELLAS OTHA BATES McDANIEL
a/k/a ELLAS B. McDANIEL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Ellas Otha Bates Mc-
Daniel a/k/a Ellas B. McDaniel,
deceased, Case No: 38-2008-
CP-000137, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
610, Bronson, Florida 32621.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate, including unma-
tured, 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 OFA 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
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 July 17, 2008.
RONALD W. STEVENS, P.A.
Ronald W. Stevens /s/
Personal Representative and
Attorney for Estate
Florida Bar No: 777470
P.O. Box 1444
Bronson, Florida 32621
(352) 486-3039
Pub.: July 17, 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

CASE NO: 38-2008-CA-000688
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

1987 HONDA 4 DOOR,


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VIN # 1HGEJ6677VLOZ6693

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

TIFFANY ELIZABETH
BUKSZAR
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: TIFFANY ELIZABETH
BUKSZAR
6750 NW 71sT LANE
CHIEFLAND, FL 32626

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that a Complaint for For-
feiture has been filed by the
Levy. County Sheriff's Office in
Levy County, Florida; and you
are required to serve a copy of
your answer or other pleading
on the Plaintiff's Attorney Ron-
ald W. Stevens, Esquire, at Post
Office Box 1444, Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621, and file the original
answer or pleading in the office
of the Clerk of the above named
Court on or before the 22nd day
of August, 2008.
IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO,
judgment by default will be tak-
en against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and of-
ficial seal, this 8th day of July,
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.: July 17, 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2008-CA-00174
ANDREW DEFILIPPO and
TERRY-ANN DEFILIPPO,
Husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
DOMINGO JIMENEZ and
VIVIAN JIMENEZ, Husband
and wife,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final


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Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 7, 2008 in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the
lobby of the Levy County Court-
house, 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on August 4, 2008, the follow-
ing described property situated
in Levy County, Florida:.
The East %Y of:
A parcel of land in the South-
east % of the Northeast % of
Section 30, Township 14 South,
Range 19 East, Levy County,
Florida, being more particular-
ly described as follows: For a
point of reference, commence
at the Northeast comer of the
,Southeast % of the Northeast
% of Section 30, Township 14
South, Range 19 East, Levy
County, Florida; thence run
North 85 degrees 33'41" West,
along the 40 acres line, 81 feet
more or less to the Westerly
right-of-way line" of the Sea-
board Coast Line Railroad and
the Point of Beginning; thence
South 00 degrees 30'16" East,
along said Railroad right way
line, 314.45 feet to the P.C. of
a curve, concave to the West
having a radius of 3,528.11
feet; thence Southerly along
the arc of said curve through
a central angle of 5 degrees
43'38", 362.67 feet; thence
departing from said Railroad
right-of-way line North 84 de-
grees 43'51" West, 1,222.96
feet to the Easterly right-of-
way line of U.S. Highway No.
41; thence North 00 degrees
06'16" West, along said East-
erly right-of-way line, 649.88
feet to the North line of said
Southeast % of the Northeast
%; thence South 85 degrees
33'41" East, along said North
line, 1,234.41 feet to close on
the point of beginning.

Any person claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
Dated this 8"0 day of July,
2008.
DANNY SHIPP,
[SEAL] As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Patrick G. Gilligan, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 0375454
GILLIGAN, KING, GOODING


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& GIFFORD, P.A.
1531 SE 36thAvenue
Ocala, FL 34471
(352) 867-7707
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
Pub.: July 17, 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF.
THE 8T JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2008-CA-00268
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III, a Delaware.,
corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.

SHARON COTTRELL f/k/a
SHARON BAILEY; and all un-
known parties claiming by;
through, under and against the
abbve named Defendant who
are unknown to be dead or alive.
whether said unknown are per-
sons, heirs, devisees, grantees;
or other claimants; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHARON COT.
.TRELL f/k/a SHARON BAILEY;
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK;
N.A., f/k/a CHASE BANK OP
TEXAS; TENANT I/UNKNOWN1
TENANT; and TENANT II/ UN-
KNOWN TENANT, in posses-
sion of the subject real. property;
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pur-
suant to the final judgment/or-
der entered in the above noted
case, that I will sell the following'
property situated in Levy Coun-
ty, Florida described as:
LEGAL LOT 9, BLOCK A, SU-
WANNEE RIVER SPRINGS
S/D NO. 1 OF MANATEE
SPRINGS AREA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
'THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 52;
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at 11:00
a.m. in the main lobby of the
Levy County Courthouse at 355
S. Court St.. Bronson. Florida
on August 4, 2008. The highest
bidder shall immediately post
with the Clerk, a deposit equal
to five-percent (5%) of the final
bid. The deposit must be cash'
or cashier's check payable to'
the Clerk of the Court. Final pay-
ment must be made on or before


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5:00 p.m. on the date of the sale
by cash or cashier's check.
, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TIY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
Dated July 7, 2008
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Gary 1. Gassel, P.A.
2191 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34237
(941) 952-9322
(941) 365-0907 (fax)
Pub.: July 17, 24, 2008

)N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2008-CP-000117
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN PAUL McELROY
Deceased.

AMENDED NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
The administration of the Es-
?ate of JOHN PAUL McELROY,
Deceased, whose date of death
Ivay May 10, 2008; File Number
2008-CP-000117, is pending in
the Circuit Court for LEVY Coun-
fy, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P. 0. Drawer
610, Bronson, FL 32621. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
hey are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
br demands against Decedent's
state, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHSAFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF


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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 DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is July 17, 2008.

GWENDOLYN C. McELROY Is/
Personal Representative
P.O. Box 2111
Chiefland, FL 32644
GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP,
P.A. /s/
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 178770
P. O. Box 1129
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-1458
Pub.: July 17, 24, 2008

NOTICE OF RULE
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District announces
a rule development workshop to
which all persons are invited.

DATE and TIME: August 6,
2008 at 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Southwest Florida
Water Management District
Tampa Service Office, Gov-
erning Board Room, 7601


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Highway 301 North, Tampa,
FL 33637-6759
SUBJECT: The District seeks
public comment on proposed
rule amendments concerning
small general water use per-
mits.

A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Martha
A. Moore, Sr. Attorney, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
34604-6899, (352) 796-7211,
extension 4661.
Pursuant to the provisions of
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommo-dations to partici-
pate in this workshop is asked
to advise the agency at least
5 days before the workshop
by contacting: Dianne Lee at
(352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-
1476, extension 4658; TDD only.
number 1(800)231-6103.
Pub.: July 17, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-CP-158
Division PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDGAR EUGENE MCREE
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the es-
tate of Edgar Eugene McRee,
deceased, whose date of death
was March 10, 2007, and whose
social security number is 261-48-
XXXX, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Levy County, Florida,'
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 610,
Bronson, Florida 32621. The
names and addresses of the
personal representatives and
the personal representatives' at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's


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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
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is July 17, 2008.
Personal Representatives:
Charlotte L. Bigham
Post Office Box 66
Lake Geneva, Florida 32160

Tracy McRee
13720 Southwest CR 231
Brooker, Florida 32622
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
LAW OFFICES OF STEPHEN
K. MILLER, P.A.
STEPHANIE N. MACK, ESQ
Attorneys for the Personal
Representatives
Florida Bar No. 0653225
311 Northeast First Street
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Telephone: (352) 335-2393
Facsimile: (352) 375-0104
Pub.: July 17, 24, 2008


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NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF
RESOLUTION
DENYING VACATING PUBLIC
ROAD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, at its
regular scheduled meeting on
July 8, 2008, denied to vacate,
abandon and close the following
described roadway: that portion
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 subdivi-
sion.
A Resolution denying the va-
cating said road was duly ad-
opted.
W. S. Yearty
Chair, Board of County
Commissioners
Pub.: July 17, 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 August 5, 2008, at
9:00 a.m., or as soon thereaf-
ter as it may be heard, in the
County Commission Room in
the Levy County Courthouse,
Bronson, Florida, the vacation,
abandonment and closing of the
following described roadway:
That portion of SE 66th Place
from'the West right-of-way line
of SE 175t11 Court Westward


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277.74 feet to its terminus, lo-
cated in King Ranch Subdivi-
sion, a subdivision recorded
at Plat Book 8, Page 14, of the
Public Records of Levy. County,
located in Section 26, Township
14 South, Range 18 East, Levy
County, Florida.
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
S Commissioners
Pub.: July 17, 2008


NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicles) will be
sold at public auction, free of all
prior liens, per FI Stat 713.78 at
10:00 AM on August 1, 2008 at
Lienor's address.
No titles, as is, cash only.
95 Pont
1G2NE55M2SC735407
Lienbr. Bronson Lube Inc
555 N Hathaway Ave
Bronson FL 32621
Phone: 352-486-2100
Interested parties, contact:
State Filing Servibe, Inc.
(772) 595-9555
Pub.: July 17, 2008

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ATTORNEY AT LAW
(352) 486-3753


LEVY LAND TRANSACTIONS
5122/08-616/08
transaction Code: AAA-Agree Additional Advances, A-
Assignment, AAD-Assign Agree Deed, ACT-Amended Certificate
of Title, AD-Agree Deed, Al-Assumption of Indebtedness, AM-
Assignrient of Mrtg, CD-Correctory Deed, CT-Certificate of Title,
D-Deed, E-Easement, FJDX-Final Judgment Divorce X, MMA-Mrtg
Modify Agreement, NL-Notice of Limitation, PX-Probate X, QCD-
Quit Claim Deed, TD-Tax-Deed, TBRD-Timber Deed, ROWD-Right
of Way Deed@;,%g rr, f ed. g 'apioe p.
510551 D 1124 622 $100.00166 SPRINGSIDE
Grantors: CUZELIS SHARI, CUZELIS EDITH FRANCIS
Grantee: CUZELIS SHARI
510554 WD 1124 628 $83,000.00 L3-4(2) OAK RIDGE EST, W/MH
Grantor: NUNEZ ANTONIO, NUNEZ JARISELA
Grantees SHERMAN DAREL J, SHERMAN PEARLIE J
510566 WD 1124 662 $50,000.00 L9 (49) & L2-3 (48) REPLAT
WILLISTON HGH #5, TRACT 257 UNIVERSITY EST, BDY
Grantor: DUQUE ANTONIO, GONZALEZ PAULA
Grantee: PINO OMAR
510568 WD 1124 667 $44,500.00 L9,(7) WIILISTON HGH #12, WMH
Grantor: HALL LOWELL DEAN, HALL RITA MAE
Grantees: HART RONALD DEAN, HART MICHAEL KEITH
510573 CD 1124 675 $10.00 OR 892/172, BDY 3, 4, 33, 34-14-13,
ETC, SEE IMAGE
Grantors: HENSLEY DAVID W, HENSLEY CAROL
Grantees: HENSLEY DAVID WTRSTEE, HENSLEY CAROLATRSTEE
DAVID W HENSLEY AND CAROLA HENSLEY RVCBL
510574 CD 1124 689 $10.00 OR 1009/193, BDY 3, 4, 33, 34-14-
13, ETC, SEE IMAGE
Grantor: HENSLEY DAVID W TRUSTEE, HENSLEY CAROLATRSTEE,
DAVID W HENSLEY AND CAROLA HENSLEY RVCBL LVNG
Grantee: KEOUGH ROBERT
510578 WD 1124 733 $137,457.00 BDY 3,4-14-13, ETC, SEE IMAGE
Grantor: KEOUGH ROBERT
Grantee: HEMENWAY JASON
510579 WD 1124 747 $109,075.00 BDY 2-14-13, ETC, SEE IMAGE
Grantor: KEOUGH ROBERT
Grantee: HEMENWAY JASON
510580 D (RE-REC) 1124 761 $10.00 CC MARION CTY, BDY
NE1/4 SE1/4 35-10-15
Grantors: DEAN MELISSA G, DEAN MELISSA
Grantees: ACOSTA DAVID, GOMEZ ROBERTO
510583 QCD 1124 790 $10.00 L28 (44) OAK RIDGE EST
Grantor: CRESPO LUIS MARTINEZ
Grantees: CRESPO NITZA M, FRIAS RUBEN
510596 WD 1124 803 $10.00 L4(M) OAK RIDGE EST #1, W/MH
Grantor: HERRMANN ALAN D
Grantee: NORMAN SANDRA
510597 WD 1124 805 $30,000.00 L13 (4M) THE MEADOWS
OF BEAUTIFUL BRONSON, WMH
Grantor: MCKOY DOUGLAS K
Grantee: ALLEN PAMELA J
510598 WD 1124 806 $55,000.00 L59 HIDEAWAY #2,.WMH
Grantor: SMITH EDITH JOANN
Grantees: PANTON KENDAL N JR, MAYHEW CAROLYN S
510613 QCD 1124 848 $36,000.00 BDY NE1/4 SW1/4 36-14-15, ETC
Grantor: FAMBROUGH JAMES A
Grantee: FAMBROUGH THOMAS W
510614 WD 1124 850 $125,000.00 BDY NE1/4 SW1/4 36-14-15, ETC
Grantors: FAMBROUGH THOMAS W, FAMBROUGH THOMAS W
TRUSTEE, THOMAS W FAMBROUGH RVCBL LVNG TRST
Grantee HElL DESMOND M
510633 WD 1124 882 $10.00 BDY SE1/4 NW1/4 24-11-14
Grantor: PENDLETON RUSSELL HARTWELL
Grantees: PENDLETON DEVORA T PENDLETON DEBORAH T
510636 WD 1124 892 $15,000.00 BDY NW1/4 NE1/4 15-12-17
Grantors: MEZA HERSON, MEZA LINETTE ROBLES
Grantee: ALTAMIRANO IZAIDA
510637 QCD 1124 895 $10.00 BDY 36-14-18, ETC, SEE IMAGE
Grantors: ASTLING JOSEPH THOMAS TRUSTEE, NEOTA B
ASTLING RVCBL TRST
Grantees: ASTLING JOSEPH THOMAS TRUSTEE, JOSEPH THOMAS
AUSTLING IRRVCBL TRST, NEOTA B ASTLING RVCBL TRST
510641 WD 1124 910 $10.00 PARCEL 3 MARGARET RICE
SURVEY, BDY 32-13-18, ETC
Grantor: SPINK DALE L
Grantee: SPINK DALE L
510646 WD 1124 915 $170,000.00 BDY E1/2 20-14-18, PARCEL
# 04590-000-00
Grantors: GUEST JAMES A, GUEST MARY M


Grantees: PATRON ALFREDO RIZO, RIZO PATRON ALFREDO,
PATRON MARY RIZO, RIZO PATRON MARY
510655 QCD 1124 949 $10.00 TRACT 36 WINDING RIV
PRSRV, BDY 21-11-16
Grantors: MANCAO CEZAR, REYES EVELYN E, REYES JOSE NELSON
Grantees: REYES EVELYN E, REYES JOSE NELSON
510657 D 1124 958 $60,000.00 L1(1) GLENWOOD EST #3
Grantors: ERWIN LOUIS THOMAS JR, ERWIN JANE B ESTATE
Grantee: BLEVINS PARK ..!
5106 68VE t4g32) I) OR 10710a=ig j T 4 COB L
OAKS, BDY 34-14-13, W/MH" "
Grantor: BUESING CASEY M
Grantees: STEVE PATRICIAA, STEVE ROGER A
510671 WD 1124 974 $70,000.00 L1 NORTH CHIEFLAND EST
Grantor: MARGATE EXECUTIVE LLC
Grantees: SCHWEDER JAMES F, SCHWEDER CAROL P
510674 QCD 1124 977 $10.00 L2(0) GLEASONS TRAILER VILL
Grantor: FASTER DONNA R
Grantee: SCHELFO BRENDA K
510678 QCD 1124 981 $10.00 BDY NW1/4 SE1/4 26-13-15,
PARCEL #01935-002-00, ETC
Grantor: WHITE JONATHAN W
Grantee: WHITE MARY CHARLENE
510681 WD1124 986$169,000.00BDYSEI/4SW1/424-15-17, W/MH, ETC
Grantors: SMITH STEPHEN, SMITH LEAH ANN
Grantees: RIZO PATRON ALFREDO, RIZO PATRON
MARY, PATRON ALFREDO RIZO, PATRON MARY RIZO
510691 WD 1125 54 $113,350.00 L1-2(B) CASONS INGLIS ACRES #6
Grantor: NATURAL IMPRESSIONS INC
Grantee: ADRIATICO JUAN
510695 WD 1125 66 $12,500.00 L8(1) B & R SD#6, BDY 30-12-18, ETC
Grantors: TAZAZ TEWODROS, TAZAZ TEWODROS T
Grantee: BERHANE SABA
510696 WD 1125 68 $12,500.00 BDY SE1/4 NE1/4 16-12-17,
PARCEL #03416-194-00
Grantors: TAZAZ TEWODROS, TAZAZ TEWODROS T
Grantee: TESFALDET SIRAK
510698 E 1125, 76 $10.00 BDY NE1/4 NE1/4 28-12-17, ETC
Grantors: WIGGINS FRANK, WIGGINS FRANKLIN
Grantees: WIGGINS UNDABLAIR, WIGGINS FRANK, WIGGINS FRANKLIN
510699 WD 1125 77 $25,000.00 BDY NE1/4 NE1/4 28-12-17,
PARCEL #03567-007-00, ETC
Grantors: WIGGINS FRANK, WIGGINS FRANKLIN
Grantees: COWART STAFFORD M, COWART CLARAA
510705 WD 1125 89 $10.00 L4(64) OAK RIDGE EST
Grantor: ORTIZ ANA M
Grantee: PAGAN JEANNETTE M
510711 WD 1125 96 $10.00,BDY NW1/4 NW1/4 6-12-15,
PARCEL #01779-001-00, ETC
Grantor: LEVY CTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
Grantee: CITY OF CHIEFLAND, CHIEFLAND CITY OF
510714 QCD 1125 100 $0.70 L5-6(10) WILLISTON HGH G&CC EST
Grantor: ELKIN MARTIN H
Grantee: BEDELL SUSAN M
510715 QCD 1125 101 $10.00 BDY SE1/4 NE1/4 2-11-14,
PARCEL #00536-005-00, ETC
Grantor: MCDANIEL ROMA
Grantee: MCDANIEL VIOLET
510720 WD 1125 119 $0.00 L4(D) MANATEE FARMS EST #2
Grantors: DONALDSON JOAN M, DONALDSON CHARLES W DECEASED
Grantees: DONALDSON LEE C, DONALDSON JOAN M
510721 WD 1125 120 $40,000.00 L11(A) WILLISTON HGH #1
Grantor: EDWARDS DEWITTE F
Grantees: ALVAREZ LUIS L, ALVAREZ SUZANNE A
510723 CD 1125 143 $10.00 L12(A) WILLISTON HGH #1
Grantor: MURRAY SUSAN S
Grantee: SMITH BRADLEY C
510724 CD 1125 144 $10.00 UNDVD 1/3 INT L12(A)
WILLISTON HGH #1
Grantor: SMITH CHARLES W
Grantee: SMITH BRADLEY C
51Q725 CD 1125145 $10.00 UNDVD 1/3 INT L12(A) WILLISTON HGH #1
Grantor: EDDY SALLY S
Grantee: SMITH BRADLEY C
510728 WD 1125 166 $31,000.00 L14(A) INGLEWOOD EST
Grantor: HAEDO JULIO L
Grantee: RAMOS CARLOS
510731 WD 1125 170 $10.00 L6-7(C) LIBBY HTS MH COMMTY
Grantors: HONEYCUTTERNESTW, HONEYCULTTNORMAJ DECEASED
Grantee: HONEYCUTT ERNEST W


510758 WD 1125 254 $32,000.00 L17(2) WHITTEDS MOBILE
HOME EST, W/MH
Grantors: LIPSCOMB WILLIAM 0 III, LIPSCOMB KAY S
Grantee: MAY MICHAEL D
510759 WD 1125 255 $90,000.00 L80-82(1) US 19 #2 ADD, ETC.
Grantor: MOSHOYANNIS DEMETRI
Grantees: BENNETT WILLIAM B, BENNETT CONSTANCE H
510763 QCD 1125 261 $10.00 L27-28(H) GRACELAND SHORES, W/MH
Grantors: OLSON JACK, RiOLSON BEVERLY L -
GrantgMggtpkj l -v -.I. 8 f
510768 WD 1125289 $,200 L1-2(25) UNIVERSITY OAKSWMi
Grantors: HOMAN AARON B, HOMAN MICHAEL E
Grantees SIMONEAUX ANTHONY JAMES THOMPSON ANITA LYNN
510773 WD 1125 307 $76,080.00 L7 LAZY OAKS
Grantors: STJOHN RONALD JR, SKELTON RONALD D, LEVY CTY DAIRY
Grantee: KILPATRICK FRED B
510776 WD 1125 313 $96,043.00 BDY 21-11-15, W/MH,
PARCEL #01605-000-00, ETCQ
Grantor: SACHE MARVIN P
Grantee: BAKER LARRY W
510781 WD 1125 345 $0.00 BDY NW1/4 NW1/4 13-11-15,
PARCEL #01543-000-00, ETC
Grantors: EYLER SANDRA D, OUEY SANDRA,EYLER K ROSS
Grantees: COUEYWILLIAM E, COUEYWILLIAM H JR, EYLER SANDRAD
510794 WD 1125 364 $600,000.00 TRACT 12 OAK RIDGE
EQUINE CTR, BDY 8-14-18, ETC
Grantor: NELSON TIMOTHY A
Grantee: K & S EXCHANGE IX LLC
510795 WD1125366$10.00TRACT15OAKRIDGEEQUINECTR,BDY8-14-18
Grantor: NELSON TIMOTHY
Grantee: OAK RIDGE EQUINE INC
510800 WD 1125 373 $10.00 L2 DEEP WATER PARK
Grantor: KYLE SANDRA STRICKLAND
Grantee: GRIFFIS EDWIN E
510809 QCD 1125 396 $10.00 BDY SE1/4 NE1/4 10-12-17,
PARCEL #03394-036-0A
Grantors: EGGLETON DENSEC, EGGLETONKKENNETHCLYDEDECEASED
Grantee: EGGLETON DENISE C
510814 QCD 1125 401 $1.00 L10(26) SEC N RAINBOW LAKES EST
Grantors: SMITH JOSEPH T, KRAMER CARLA
Grantee: SMITH JOSEPH T
510816 WD 1125 403 $56,000.00 L5(B) WILLISTON HGH 1fl
Grantors: US BANK NATIONALASSOCIATION TRUSTEE, WELLS
FARGO BANK NA, WELLS FARGO HOME MRTG INC
Grantee: INVESTORS NETWORK SERVICES INC
510817 WD 1125 404 $73,500.00 L8(46) UNIVERSITY OAKS, W/MH
Grantor: JACKSON RICHARD A JR
Grantee: MAXWELL JANE
51081.9 CD 1125 420 $10.00 OR 711/415, BDY E1/2 W1/2 19-
12-18, PARCEL #04101-010-00, ETC
Grantors: CASTORO WANDA L, CASTORO JOHN M DECEASED
Grantee: SAGER LANDON 0
510822 D 1125 432 $100.00 L6(34) WILLISTONHGH #12
Grantors: VARNUM TRACY, ALLEN AMY, CARR JESSICA
Grantee: MANN GAIL
510823 D 1125 436 $100.00 L6(34) WILLISTON HGH #12
Grantor: HARDING LARRY
Grantee: MANN GAIL
510824 D 1125 438 $100.00 L6(34) WILLISTON HGH #12
Grantors: CARR CRAIG,CARR ERIC
Grantee: MANN GAIL
510832 E 1125 494 $1.00 BDY L9(63) UNIVERSITY OAKS, ETC
Grantors: TRIMM JAMES Z, TRIMM MARGARETA, TRIMM
MAGARETA, TRIMM JOHN R
Grantee: TRIMM TERRY N
510834 WD 1125496 $10.00 L18 WHISPERING PINES#2, BDY23-14-17
Grantors: ELLIOTT WILLIAM M, HOWARD LOUISE C,
Grantees: ELLIOTT WILLIAM M, HOWARD LOUISE C, COSTASARAH J
510835'WD 1125 497 $10.00 L14-15, 18(A) REPLATA& B
WILLISTON HGH #9


Grantor:
Grantee:
510836
Grantor:
Grantee:
510837
Grantor:
Grantee:


KYLE SANDRA STRICKLAND
GRIFFIS EDWIN E
WD 1125 498 $10.00 L1 DEEP WATER PARK
KYLE SANDRA STRICKLAND
GRIFFIS EDWIN E
WD 1125 499 $10.00 L1-2(37) OAK RIDGE EST
KYLE SANDRA STRICKLAND E
GRIFFIS EDWIN


510838 WD 1125 500 $10.00 L1-3(B) REPLATA& B WILLISTON HGH #9
Grantor: KYLE SANDRA STRICKLAND
Grantee: GRIFFIS EDWIN E







AROUND LEVY COUNTY


18 Tulv 17, 2008


Levy County Journal


City employees could get 3


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer
Chiefland city commissioners were presented with a
preliminary budget Monday night of about $2.8 million
that would give their employees a 3 percent cost of living
pay increase, but would result in a health insurance increase
of about 32 percent.
In the budget workshop, City staff has also suggested
the possibility of closing City Hall on Fridays to save
money. City Hall would probably open at 7 a.m. and close
at 6:30 p.m. in the evenings. The savings annually would


percent raise


be $11,206, enough to pay for a part-time firefighter.
The rate increase from Blue Cross Blue Shield prompted
Mayor Teal Pomeroy to question why the vendor had told
the board the increase would be around 22 to 23 percent.
The same vendor had lost a different insurance contract
with the city.
"Did he stick it to us because we didn't go with him on
the other insurance?" Pomeroy asked.
The budget includes $260,000 for proposed street
paving projects. The money is taken-from the city's garbage
franchise fee.
Total property taxes that would be raised with the current
millage rate would be $689,272.


Johns, from Page 1


in front of her home when she saw a dark blue or black
truck pass her two or three times before stopping beside
her. She said the man in the truck asked if she wanted to
go to the store and get some candy. She said she told him
"no," but he told her in a mean voice to "get in the truck,"
the report said.
"She stated she got off her bicycle and left it on the side
of the road and got in the truck with the subject," the report,
said. "She stated once she was in the truck he pulled up his
shirt and showed her a badge and stated, 'It's okay, I'm a
cop'. (The girl) stated she told her grandmother that since
he was a cop she thought it was okay to go with him."
She showed Anderson the streets the suspect drove on
to reach a convenience store. She wasn't sure of the store
name, but when asked for more detail, said the cash register
was located just inside the door on the right.
Based on the girl's information, Investigator Lauree
Allen and deputy Mark Morgan went to the Tackle Box
and asked a clerk to replay a security video taken on that
day of the incident. They were able to identify Johns and


the little girl as they walked into the store at 5:50 p.m. on
July 1. They also saw the truck Silas was driving in the
video. Surrounding agencies were notified to be on the
lookout for a truck matching the one seen in the video.
The chief deputy of the Gilchrist County Sheriff's
Office spotted a truck matching the description of the one
in the video at Huckleberry's Barbeque. The arrest report
said Johns admitted he drove past the child on his way to
his girlfriend's home and the child waved and flagged him
down. He claims she voluntarily climbed in his pickup
truck and denied flashing a law enforcement badge. He said
he drove her to the Tackle Box and bought some chewing
gum for her.
Investigators searched his truck and found a blue
business card from the Chiefland Police Department with
the image of a badge on it. Johns denied showing it to
the child. Also in the truck was a camouflage hat with a
Vietnam pin attached to the brim, matching the hat worn
by the suspect in the video.


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