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Place of Publication: Bronson, Fla
Creation Date: July 16, 2009
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City: Mind if we smoke? Local man: Yes


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

James Beauchamp breathes wood
smoke two or three 'times a month at
his home near Chiefland, but not by
choice.
The 81-year-old lifetime resident of
the Chiefland area happens to live next
door to the city's yard-trash burning site,
and when the wind blows just right, the
smoke covers his home like a fog.
"I've been begging them two or
three years to do'something about it,"
Beauchamp said. "Two or three days a
month it covers me up. I just don't think
it's right."
Beauchamp has talked individually
to every Chiefland city commissioner.
He has talked to City Manager 'Grady
Hartzog. He said nothing has been
done to eliminate the problem and his
frustration is growing, along with his
health problems.
Beauchamp said his doctor tells him
he has a touch of asthma and bronchitis.
The wood smoke from the city burn pit
aggravates both medical conditions.
"I have talked to the city manager.
He said 'we're working on it, we're
See Smoke, Page 2A


Chiefland resident James Beauchamp stands next to a fence that separates his property from the city's
trash-burning site. He says that smoke from the site can be unbearable at times.


Budget talks heat up over fire department requests


By Rick Burnham
Editor


No one is questioning the quality or effectiveness
of Chiefland's fire department. But the cost of
producing it has city officials seeing red.
And when it comes to formulating a budget, red
is bad.
The- fire department and its proposed budget
were the primary focus of an hour-long discussion
at City Hall Monday, the first of three meetings
city officials have planned to formulate a city-wide
plan for 2009-10,. Commissioners had set aside 60
minutes to discuss the plan in detail, but chose to
concentrate on the "controversial" aspects of the
fire department's proposed budget first.
Fire Chief John Ward, along with Police Chief
Robert Douglas, and City Manager Grady Hartzog
each presented proposals for the upcoming year to
Chiefland's five city commissioners - Mayor Teal
Pomeroy, Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, Frank Buie,
Sammy Cason and Rollin Hudson.
Those proposals leave Chiefland with a $350,000
shortfall.
Barron suggested commissioners begin their
discussion with a comprehensive look at. the fire
department - the only one of the three departments
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that did not cut its proposed budget for the upcoming
year. Pomeroy agreed that it was a good place to
start.
"We have cut and cut everywhere, and we are
unable to balance the budget," he said. "The fire
,department is the only one that did not cut its
budget. So either the commission will have to cut
dollars to reflect the economic times or dip into our
reserves."
At issue with the fire department's proposal are
"rollover" funds - those not spent in 2008-09'and
passed along to the next. Ward has included such
monies in his 2009-10 plan for the fire department.
Pomeroy said they should fall into a general fund
instead.
"It is a big accounting issue," the mayor said.
"We have never had a rollover. It is like a savings
account. No departments do that,"
The fire department asked for $534,902. 13 for
2009-10, up $115,629.84 from the $419,272.29 it
received in 2008-09. Ward gave commissioners
detailed explanations for those areas of his budget
that called for increased requests, including a
$14,622 increase in the cost required to provide
administrator services to Fowlers Bluff which will
cost $27,332.
Ward also asked for a three percent cost-of-living


raise for regular employees that will amount to
$2,772.36. Barron defended the raises, saying that
it is important to take care of the city's employees
in difficult economic times.
"It is very important that we give non-executive
employees some sort of raise because cost of living
has gone up," she said. "Even if, it is one percent.
You don't need to let employees think you are not
thinking of them."
Afterward, Barron said the spirited discussion
is all part of the process of maintaining a
municipality.
"The city manager and the mayor were trying
to put in figures to balance the budget, which
is what we are trying to do," she said. "The fire
chief was just trying to explain his numbers to the
commission. In the end, the commission will look
at the whole budget and we'll make it work."
Pomeroy ended the meeting with a suggestion
for commissioners to consider in the two weeks
before the next budget meeting; essentially, whether
to pass a balanced budget or to take money from
reserve funds to account for increased requests.
"The city commission needs to decide what we
want to do as far as passing a budget for the city
of Chiefland," he said. "I am in favor of passing a
balanced budget."


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Lack of a fifth Levy County
commissioner led to a deadlocked
board last week.
Commissioners could not agree on
whether to follow the recommendations
of an advisory committee that wanted
to terminate a contr act with Clemons
Rutherford & Associates, a Tallahassee
architectural firm. The vote was 2-2 on
the motion to fire the company.
Commissioners Danny Stevens
and Lilly Rooks voted against the
motion to fire the firm and Commission
Chairwoman Nancy Bell and
Commissioner Marsha Drew were for
it.
The commission is lacking one board
member. Without a full five-member
board, deadlocks are possible when
commissioners disagree on issues.


Two vacancies were created on the
county commission on Nov. 5, 2008
when commissioners Sammy Yearty
and Tony Parker were suspended by
Gov. Charlie Crist after being indicted
on federal bribery charges.
Crist appointed Drew as an interim
commissioner for Yearty in March,
but has yet to name the replacement
for Parker despite having a long list of
local applicants at his disposal. Local
Republicans are displeased with Crist
for not accepting their recommendation
to name Abraham Blitch to the
position.
The vacancy had created no
problems for commissioners in the
previous eight months, but there had
never been an issue that divided the
board. That changed on Tuesday.
Commissioners had received a
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Smoke, from Page 1A
working on it. We're going to do something.' That's
what I've heard for two or three years," Beauchamp
said.
Property appraiser records show Beauchamp built
his house in 1982 but didn't get a permit to occupy
it until 1984. His first wife, Annie Gene Beauchamp,
who passed away, was the city clerk until 1991.
Beauchamp has since remarried.
The city has a permit from the Florida Division,
of Forestry to burn at the site and city officials have
attempted to eliminate Beauchamp's problem. The
bum pile was moved farther away from Beauchamp's
home last year, and more recently the city commission
limited the burns to twice a month.
City Manager Grady Hartzog said he has told
Beauchamp to call him anytime the smoke becomes
a problem. He said he will order city crews to put out
the fire. However, Hartzog also acknowledged that
Beauchamp has a problem.
"He's got a legitimate complaint," Hartzog said. "I1
have to admit I have seen it really bad and I put it (the
fire) out. It depends on the wind and conditions."
Hartzog said the burn pit saves taxpayer dollars.
City residents and landscapers can deliver trees, limbs
and leaves to the site at no charge rather than having
to transport it to the Levy County Landfill east of
Bronson.
The county's garbage hauler, Waste Pro, picks
up leaves, limbs and other yard trash within the city
limits of Chiefland as part of its contract, provided the
material is bagged or bundled into four foot lengths.
That includes trees that are cut up by the home owner
and placed on the right of way.
But Waste Pro also can deposit leaves, limbs and
other yard trash from residential and business lawns
in the bum pit if it pays the city a fee. If the company
must transport the material to the county landfill,
Waste Pro pays tipping fees, an increased cost to the
city, according to Hartzog.
"We bum it to save the taxpayers money," he said.
The city manager said city commissioners have
discussed Beauchamp's complaints numerous times.
If there is to be a change in policy regarding the burn
pit, it will have to be made by commissioners.
Beauchamp's house is not within the city limits,
but he can see the burn pile from his front yard. The
front portion of his small farm does lie within the city
limits and adjoins the City Barn property. The bum
pile is behind the City Barn and adjoins the industrial
park.
Mayor Teal Pomeroy had hoped the adjustments
made by the city would help Beauchamp, but since
Beauchamp is complaining publicly, he said the
problem apparently hasn't gone away.
Pomeroy said he believes the city has been burning
at that site even before Beauchamp built his house, but
he is not going to make the argument that Beauchamp
moved in next door to the bum pile.
"It sounds like a problem and it sounds like we
may have to do something different," Pomeroy said.
If the city has to shut the bum pit down, Pomeroy
said he would like to keep the permit active in case a
hurricane strikes the city and it has to burn wood.
Beauchamp said he believes he has done as much
as he can to convince the city that it has degraded the
quality of his life and impacted his health by allowing
wood smoke to drift over his home.
"I don't know what to do," Beauchamp said. "I
guess I need to go a different route."


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FOR TOWN OF BRONSON
Kelli Brettel, Town Clerk of Bronson hereby
gives notice of the Town of Bronson election.
Three Town Council seats are up for election.
These seats will be for a four year term of
office. To qualify for a council seat, request an
absentee, or receive information please call
352-486-2354. Please notice the following
schedule for the Town of Bronson election:
Election Day: September 81, 2009
Book Closing: August 10th, 2009
Candidate Qualifying: 9:00 a.m. on Friday,
July 31st, 2009 thru 4:00 p.m.
on Friday, August 7th, 2009
All candidates for Municipal Office must pay
the 1.0% election assessment required by
Section 99.093(1) Florida Statutes for the Town
of Bronson Council Member position. This
equals a $30.00 qualifying fee.
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foreground are burned materials from the pit in an excavated area.


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County says no inmates will work on new building


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Levy County commissioners voted to
approve construction of a sheriff's office
building to house the Levy Countmty Drug
Task Force, but shot down the idea of
using inmates to do the labor.
Commissioner Danny Stevens was
concerned about inmates getting hurt on
the job and forcing the county to pay for
their medical bills.
Col. Mike Johnson said sheriff's office
staff could do the construction work. The
cost of the slab and construction materials
would come from drug forfeiture funds.
Commissioners received most of the
details about the project at the meeting.
County Attorney Anne Baste Brown had
not reviewed the proposal.
Development Department Director
Rob Corbitt said a contractor would have
to pull the construction permit.
"Without a permit, that's another
problem," Corbitt said.
Johnson said a permit would
be pulled through legal channels.
Johnson said the Drug Task Force needs
the extra space. It is operating out of a
trailer. It ran out of office space long ago.
The new building will be 150 by 40
.feet. It will be part of the public safety
complex around the sheriff's office.
Sheriff's officials will use money
confiscated from drug suspects to build
the structure. The confiscated money
is processed through the courts and
deposited in a drug forfeiture fund. The
fund is currently about $98,000, according
to Johnson.
The estimated cost of the project is
about $60,000.
In other business:
- Commissioners approved the
purchase of an air curtain incinerator for
the county landfill. The purchase price is
$29,831. The incinerator will bum brush
and limbs to ash.
With the , county's population
increasing and the road department
experiencing an increase in the volume of
brush and limbs, there was a need for an
incinerator, according to Landfill Director
Benny JerTels. The county has been using
a chipper to reduce the volume of wood
brought to the landfill, but the chips also


take up storage space.
The Ringpower CP200T air burner has
a diesel engine.
The board approved advertising
grants from the Levy County Tourist
Development Council for six
organizations. The Cedar Key Chamber
of Commerce received $5,000 to advertise
its two-day Old Florida Celebration of
the Arts; The Cedar Key Aquaculture
Association, Inc. received $2,000 for its
one-day CLAMERICA celebration; The
,Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce
received $500 for its one-day Festival
of Lights; The Humane Society of Levy
County, Inc. received $5,000 for its
three-day Annual Bark n' Purr Charity
Concert; Levy County Association of
Retarded Citizens received $2,500 for
the 32nd Annual Wild Hog and Canoe and
Kayak Race; and the Levy County Fair
Association, Inc. received $5,000 for its
four-day festival.
The county receives tourism taxes to
promote the industry. The grants given out
Tuesday were for advertising the various
festivals the county. The grant advertising
budget was cut to $20,000 because
revenue collections had dropped 11.3
percent for the first six months of 2009.
Revenue collections for the remainder
of the year are expected to remain low.
Thirteen applications were submitted.
The requests totaled $40,000.
-Commissioners voted to hold a public
hearing at 10 a.m. on July 29 to discuss
implementing an expanded public transit
system.
- The board voted to approve a private
family cemetery for Ronald and Linda
Gilman on a 13.29-acre parcel of land
in a forestry-rural residential zone. The
cemetery required a special exception
permit. The planning commission
recommended approval but said the
50' X 100' cemetery would have to be
surrounded by a permanent fence and the
Gilman's would have to provide screening
between the cemetery and neighboring
properties. They were required to have
a site plan and a copy of the special
exception, the ordinance and resolution
approved by the board, a perpetual
maintenance agreement and a boundary
survey would be recorded in the county's
public records. The Gilman's agreed.


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July 1 letter from the Levy County representative in private. She wanted
Constitutional and Court Facility discussions with the firm to be public.
Committee recommending termination of Bell said she wants to get away from
the contract for professional services with the private meetings that were typical of
Clemons Rutherford & Associates. the old space committee. Bell made sure
The firm had done quite a bit of the company received a copy of the tape
architectural work for the county including recording of the Constitutional and Court
designing the county jail, but the company Facility Committee meeting where the
had also been heavily criticized by many firm was discussed.
courthouse elected officials for failing "I said several constitutional officers
to consult with them about their space had relationship problems with him and
needs. 'he needed to resolve those problems," she
The question of whether to fire. the said.
company was placed on the last week's Stevens suggested the county attorney
agenda. Tax Collector Linda Fugate and write a letter to the company setting up a
County Judge Joseph Smith represented time and place for the committee to meet
the 10-member committee and argued that with the firm. The purpose of the meeting
the contract should be terminated. They would have been to resolve any conflicts
said the firm had been invited to meet or issues. Stevens also noted that he had
with the committee to explain why it had received a book that the company had
communicated poorly with courthouse drafted about space-needs problems in
elected officials about space needs and the courthouse. He wondered why the
to explain why had done very little work committee was accusing the firm of doing
for the $10,000 it was paid'to study space very little.
issues. Smith said the committee saw what
Stevens and Rooks felt the firm should the company produced, and it was
be given another chance, given its long unacceptable.
history with the county. Rooks suggested "We got the initial proposal. That
the committee invite the firm to meet wasn't acceptable. It wasn't anything,"
with them. Stevens agreed.* They said if Smith said.
the company refused to meet with the Drew's motion to terminate the contract
committee, the contract could be brought led to the deadlock. Commissioners
back to the commission for discussion. moved on to other matters.
Smith and Fugate said that had already Fugate told the Journal later that
been done. The architectural firm was a as committee secretary, 'she planned to
no-show at fhe committee meeting. send, the company a letter inviting them
. Commission Chairwoman Nancy Bell, to meet with the committee on July 30"'.
a member of the committee, agreed with Fugate said she has no idea what they will
Smith and Fugate. Bell had turned down talk about with the firm, but she said the
an opportunity to meet with a company invitation will be there.


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OBITUARIES


JAMES EARL WILSON
James Earl Wilson, age 54, of Chiefland, Fla.,
passed away on July 2, 2009.
He was born on June 8, 1955, in Linesville, Pa., to
Frank and Sue Wilson. He worked as a laborer most of
his life. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends
who knew him.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland, Fla.

NELLIE ANN LYSS
Nellie Ann Lyss, age 73, of Dalton, Ga., passed
away on July 7, 2009, at her daughter's home in
Chiefland, Fla.
She was born on March 6, 1936, in Duluth, Minn.,
to Martin and Nellie Ness. She has been at her
daughter's home since May of 2009. She was here
from Dalton, Ga. She was of the Wisconsin Lutheran
faith and a member of the Redemption Lutheran
Church in Minnesota. She volunteered at the Senior
Center in Santa Rosa, Calif., while she lived there.
She was an active member of AA for 43 years. She
loved crocheting, reading,' watching movies, playing
cards, bowling and traveling.
She is survived by her sons: Dale Schilling, Gary
Schilling, and Brian Schilling; daughters, Cindy
Meeks and Diane Schilling; sister, Pricilla Neimec;
15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff
Funeral Home-Chiefland, Fla.

KELLIE NICHOLE TAYLOR
Kellie Nichole Taylor, age 21, passed away from
a sudden illness on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at The
Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages, Fla.
Kellie was born to Bobby and Debra Taylor on
Jan. 5, 1988, in Gainesville, Fla., and she lived most
of her life in Bronson,.Fla. Kellie loved her family
and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
She, like most young people her age, loved going to
clubs where she could sing and dance. Kellie loved.
the beach; it was one of her favorite places to go.
Memories that her family will treasure are some of
the many pictures that Kellie took over the years at
every holiday get-together, birthday celebration, and
special occasion.
She is survived by her mother, Debra Taylor; her
father, Bobby Taylor and stepmom,
Nancy Taylor; three brothers: Robert Dale Taylor,
Kyle Stanton, and Shaun Lambert; three sisters:
Mandy Jerrels (Brian), Rita Taylor, Melissa Stanton;
two nieces,
Hayley and Karley Jerrels; one nephew, Jarrett
Jerrels; and her cousins, Kim Dasher and Amber
Long.
Services for Kellie were held on Saturday, July
11, 2009, at The Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in
Archer, Fla. Arrangements were placed under the care
of Knauff Funeral Home.

JOSEPH P. LEWIS "JOE"
Joseph P. Lewis, "Joe," passed away July 8, 2009,
at Haven Hospice'Care Center of Chiefland Fla., after
a brave battle with cancer. He was 89-and-a-half years
old.
Born in Asheville, N.C., he served 20 years in the
U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. San Pablo. He was
an Admiral's chauffeur in San Francisco after the
Yorktown was torpedoed
and sunk. He later served
as a recruiter in Ashville
before he retired in 1957.
He worked in several
occupations from selling
cemetery lots, radio
station time, photography,
and finally real estate.
He s aJoe was married and had
two children, Steve and
Joan, and later moved
to South Florida selling real estate which eventually
brought him to Williston, Fla. In May of 1976 he
met and married Virginia Lowman who turned out to
be the love of his life. They enjoyed square dancing,
ballroom dancing, traveling in their motorhome, and
they never met a stranger.
He served as a director with the Levy County
Development Authority; was a former member of


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and Fleet Reserve Association. He also built the first
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Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Sol and
Nellie Lewis; a brother, Norman; and a sister, Pauline
Beckstead.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years,
Virginia; a son, Steve (Johanna) Lewis; a daughter,
Joan Ray; four stepchildren, David (Lisa) Lowman,
Patty (Larry) Galyean, Sandy Nilsen, and Frank
Lowman; two sisters, Ruth Collins and Dorothy
Leister; niece, Nancy (John) Blake; nephew, Larry
Leister; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren;
along with many nieces and nephews. He also had
three "extended family" members: Debbie Branson,
Melanie Burchett and Doris Seckinger.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions
be made to Haven Hospice of Chiefland, The Florida
Sheriff's Youth Ranches, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home - Williston. (352)528-3841.

RUTH (SAYLER) AKINS
Ruth (Sayler) Akins passed away July 9, 2009.
She was born on May 12, 1941, in Freeman, S.D.
She was the second
of five children born
to Ruben and Martha
Sayler. Her siblings
include: Roland Sayler,
Violet Korn, Marion
Auch and Ramona
Hoff.
On Sept. 2, 1962,
Ruth was united in
marriage to Stanley
Marion Akins. She had
her first of three children
on Dec. 2, 1964, Scott
Allen. Her second son, Russell Leonard, was born
March 19, 1968. Sharon Magdalena, Ruth's baby
girl, joined the family on March 28, 1970.
Ruth was very proud of her children's choice in
spouses. Kim and Edgar were more like a daughter and
a son. They gave her three beautiful grandchildren:
Courtney, Cody and Shelby. Her life revolved around
her family and friends and the Lord. Ruth was a
member of Bethel Church of Christ.
She will always be remembered for her brilliant
smile, generous nature, her laugh, and opening
her kitchen to anyone. She was a beautician by
profession, but as we all know, she was more than a
hairdresser. She was the best friend anyone could ever
have, she was everyone's second mama, and has been
responsible for feeding virtually everyone in Gilchrist
County at one time or another. Her pots, her kitchen,
her home and her heart were always full.
She was preceded in death by her son, Russell;
her father, Ruben Sayler and her mother, Martha
Sayler.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 13,
2009, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Church of Christ with
Mr. David Halter conducting the service. Interment
followed at the church cemetery. Visitation was held
on Sunday, July 12, 2009, from 3-5 p.m. at Watson
Funeral Home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, Fla.

JACK CALFEE
Jack Calfee, age 83, of Chiefland, Fla., passed
away on July 9, 2009.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Richmond, W.V.,
to Price and Helen Calfee. He served in the United
States Army. He worked as a T.V. repairman. He
moved to Chiefland, Fla., 20 years ago from Miami,
Fla. He was of the Christian faith and was a.member
of the VFW in Fowlers Bluff. He loved fishing and
being outdoors and fixing things.
He is survived by his sons: Clark, Dale, Dean,
Scot Craig, and Brian Calfee; five grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren; also a special friend and
companion, Alice Libka.
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Nadine Beauchamp Deas, 87, of Chiefland, Fla.,
passed away July 9, 2009, at E.T. York Hospice in
Gainesville, Fla.
Born in Levy County, Fla., she spent her childhood
years in Levy County, moving to Gainesville in 1945
and returning to Levy County after the death of her
husband of 58 years, Bruce Deas. She was a farmer
and rancher. She was a devout Christian and was
a Charter member of South West United Methodist
Church in Gainesville where she was an avid member
of the choir and taught
Sunday School for many
years. Mrs. Deas grew
up a member of the First
Methodist Church in
Chiefland. She was a
graduate of Chiefland
High School and Dawson
Business College in" ,
Tampa.
She is preceded in
death by her husband and best friend of 58 years,
Theron Bruce Deas.
She is survived by her son, William Bruce Deas,
and his wife, Marilyn, of Gainesville, Fla.; brother,
James R. (Ramona) Beauchamp of Chiefland; five
nephews and one niece, 14 great-nieces and -nephews
and numerous great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 3
p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland.
Visitation was Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 6 - 8
'p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland, Fla. Online condolences
may be sent through their Web site at www.hiers-
baxley.com.

VIRGINIA BRYAN WILLIAMS
Virginia Bryan Williams passed from this life to
life immortal at her home in Archef, Fla., on Thursday,
July 9, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs.
Williams, a lifelong resident of Archer, was born on
July 11, 1923, to Allie and Samuel Bryan.
She graduated * from Archer High School and
earned a Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude
in the field of Home Economics from Florida State
College for Women in Tallahassee. At FSCW Mrs.
Williams was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
and actively continued her sorority work in the local
alumni group. Mrs. Williams later earned a Master's
degree in Elementary Education from the University
of Florida where she was initiated as a member of
Phi Beta Kappa. She served as Levy County Home
Demonstration agent for several years and taught in
Archer schools for 32 years.
On June 15, 1945, she married Lieutenant Thomas
Wesley Williams in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Williams
was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Presbyterian
Church in Archer where she taught Sunday school,
directed youth activities
including Bible schools
and church programs.
She also served as church
S... historian for many
. years. Mrs. Williams
. . was active in local civic
.. organizations including
The Order of The Eastern
Star, the Archer Woman's
Club and Gainesville Woman's Club. She -served
on the Santa Fe Community College Davis Center
Fundraising Committee.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her
husband, Thomas W. Williams.
Sui'vivors include her daughters, Lura Williams
Martin of Archer and Dara Williams McGill of
Yankeetown and her sons, Thomas Wesley Williams
Jr. and his wife Anne of Chiefland, and Daniel Bryan
Williams and his wife, Cyanne, of Porum, Oklahoma.
She is also survived by grandchildren: Michael David
Martin, Jr, Mallory Thomas Martin, Kristen Elizabeth
McGill Day and husband Chad, Shannon Denise
McGill Powell and husband Joshua, Thomas Wesley
Williams 111, Emilee Anne Williams, Virginia McKee
Williams Patterson and husband Jeff, Daniel Slade


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Sheriff's arrests


Bronson man admits to taking desktop computer


A Bronson man was arrested July
9 and charged with grand theft for
allegedly stealing a desktop computer
from a Trenton home in late February.
Deputies say Kyle Cyr, 8950 N.E.
105'" Ave., later sold the computer
to another Bronson man for $250 in
March.
Cyr, already under arrest for
unrelated charges, admitted to
deputies that he stole the computer
from Trenton resident Niki Macarages
on Feb. 24. Cyr said he was walking
by Macarages' home when he noticed
an open door. He said he entered the
home and took the computer from the
kitchen. Macarages told deputies the
estimated value of the computer was
$600.
Cyr was eventually charged with
two counts of grand theft and two
counts of burglary of a residence.
Bond $30,000.
E Robert Shilstone, 39, 16910
N.W. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, at
4:05 p.m., July 9, on state warrant for
attempting/engaging in a sex act with
a child under the age of 12. No bond.


* Christian R' Vradenburgh, 30,
10531 N.E. 73rd Lane, Bronson, 11
a.m., July 4, on charge of aggravated
battery, battery and burglary/assault.
Bond $40,000.
* Terry M. Craft, 20, 11770 N.E.
65t' Place, Bronson, 11 p.m., July 4, on
charge of aggravated battery, battery
and burglary/assault. Bond $40,000.
* Terry M. Craft, 20, 11770, N.E.
65th Place, Bronson, 1:30 p.m., July 8,
on charge of possession of more than
20 grams of marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
* Audrey Mathis, 30, 9990 N.E.
80th St., Bronson, 11:02 p.m., July 8,
on charge of writ of bodily attachment.
Bond $592.
* Brandy Snoody, 24, address not
available, 3:21 p.m., July 8, on charges
of retail theft. Bond $1,000.
* Clifton Spivey, 27, 12451 W.
Shiloh Road, Cedar Key, 12:53 a.m.
July 10, on a Levy County warrant for
charges of driving under the influence,
criminal mischief, and battery on a law
enforcement officer. No bond.
* Dorothy Blue, 53, 2122 Athens


Ave, Pensacola, Fl., 11 a.m. July 7, on
six counts of obtaining a controlled
substance by fraud or forgery. Bond
$80,000.
* Harold Strong, 49, 3266th 6th St.,
Chiefland, 10:15 a.m., July 7, on a
charge of DUI/DWLSR. No bond.
* Jerry Gross, 20, 7461 N.W. 95th"
St., Chiefland, 10 a.m., July 6, on a
charge of burglary of a residence and
grand theft; Bond $3,500.
* Elvis Montez, 22, Lot 19,
Tacklebox Trailer Park, Fanning
Springs, 10:50 p.m., July 6, on Lake
County warrant for no/improper
drivers license. No bond.
* Otis Edwards, 36, 2261 Parrot
Lane, Tallahassee, 2 p.m., July 6, on
an Alachua County warrant for charge
of battery. No bond.
* Joanne Welcome, 33, 1213 N.W.
12'h Ave., Chiefland, 9:20 a.m., July 5,
on charge of writ of bodily attachment.
Bond $280.
M Steven Barbanell, 31, 8891 N.E.
97th Court, Bronson, 12:31 p.m., July
5, on charge of violation of injunction
for protection. Bond $2,500.


* George Wilkinson, 32, 3291
N.W. 125th St., Chiefland, 10:22 p.m.
July 1, on charge of scheme to defraud/
organized fraud. No bond.
* Kenneth Ash, 48, 9251 N.E. 60th
St., Bronson, 2:55 July 3, on charge of
DWLSR (habitual). No bond.
* Kimberly Robertson, 34, 7025
Lenox Ave., Jacksonville, 1 p.m. July
2, on three charges of fraud/insufficient
funds under $150. Bond $3,000.
. * Jane Keen, 58, 7451 N.W. 167th
Place, Fanning Springs,, 1:56 p.m.
July 3, on a charge of disorderly
intoxication. No bond.
* Ashley Locklear, 25, 127 N.E.
295t1 Ave., Cross City, 2:07 p.m., July
1, on a Dixie County warrant for charge
of burglary of a dwelling, possession
of burglary tools, and DWLSR. Bond
$15,975.50.
* Tommy Roberts, 59, 18991 S.E.
42'?d Place, Morriston, 8:24 p.m., July
1, on a charge of aggravated assault.
Bond $5,000.
* Constant Mobley, 27, of Bronson,
7:52 a.m., July 2, on charge of grand
theft. Bond $1,000.


Williston arrests


Local man throws books; police read him his rights


A 38-year-old Williston man was arrested on July 5
for throwing books at a mother and her two-month-old
baby.
Roger D. Puckett, 38, 129 S.W. 2nd St., Williston was
arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.
Williston police were called to the home of the
victim to investigate a complaint of someone breaking
up furnishings inside and throwing items at the victim
and baby.
The victim said Puckett had lived at the home but he


had been put out of the house a week and a half earlier.
When he returned to the residence on July 5 he came
inside the home and began pushing pieces of furniture
around. He pulled a large mirror from atop a dresser in
the bedroom and began throwing books at the victim and
her baby.
Puckett went outside and pushed over several small
tables and a yard swing before leaving. Police found
him at his new home. The victim did not wish to press
charges. She said the items he pushed over or damaged


in the home belonged to both of them.
* Eugene Francis Reynolds, 41, Gainesville, at
12:16 p.m., June 30 on a charge of driving with license
suspended or revoked, his ninth arrest for that charge.
l Nicholas A. Bunch, 20, Gainesville, at 7:53 p.m.,
July 2, on a charge of driving with license suspended or
revoked; his fourth arrest for same charge.
* Joshua C. Bradshaw, 18, 8490 N.E. 166' Ave.,
Williston, at 7:12 p.m., June 29, on a charge of no valid
driver's license.


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Flemington
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ROR Bond


Lucinda Thomas
Bronson
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Joshua Thrombley Patrick Watson
Trenton Trenton
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Sheriff's office requesting public's help


The Levy County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone
who has had contact with Donald Bernier of Old Town
to call the department at (352) 486-5111.
Bernier was arrested by Levy Officer DJ Macy July
9 for unlawful possession of prescription medication,
retail theft and resisting a merchant.
The LCSO has seen an increase in residential
burglaries in the Chiefland area and the suspect would
steal guns, jewelry and big screen televisions, officers
said. During an recent investigation Levy investigators
learned that Lafayette County had similar burglaries
with a white male driving a white Ford Explorer.
Investigators from Levy County made contact with
Sheriff Lamb of Lafayette County and developed a
multi-county task force to investigate the burglaries. The
investigation revealed that the suspect is responsible
for burglaries not only in Levy and Lafayette Counties
but he has been committing burglaries in Alachua and
possibly Gilchrist County as well.
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inside his truck. Upon walking Bernier to his vehicle.
to obtain the prescription, Macy recognized the white
Ford Explorer and called Lt. Tummond with the Levy
County Sheriff's Office.
Levy County authorities did a photo lineup and
victims in Lafayette and Alachua County positively
identified Bernier as the suspect. The victim of the
burglary in Alachua County was at home during the
burglary and Bernier has been charged for occupied
burglary and grand theft. Bernier is currently in the Levy
County jail and Lafayette and Alachua Counties have a
warrant for Bernier for multiple burglaries. At this time
Bernier has not been charged in Levy County for any
burglaries but investigators continue the investigation.
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Auto repair shop


escapes closure

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

An auto repair shop owner in Bronson narrowly
escaped being put out of business last week by the
Bronson Town Council.
Council members voted 3-2 to give Eddie Mayes
a special exception permit to continue operating his
commercial repair shop on a residentially zoned
piece of property.
The controversy concerning Mayes, who operates
an auto repair facility at 335 N. Court Street, began -
on Nov. 4,, 2008 when someone complained to the
city about the shop operating in a residential'zone.
It turns out MaN es had an occupational license
to operate at the location, but never obtained
'commercial zoning for the location.
Building Official Robert D. Niffenegger
investigated and found Mayes had been issued a
building permit on Nov. 1, 2007 to allow an existing
pole building on the property to be enclosed for
storage. Storage would have been a legal use.
The enclosed pole building did not qualify for
a commercial auto repair shop. Niffengger.said no
mention was made that the building would be used
for anything but storage when the permit was issued
for Mayes to enclose the pole building.
Mayes had operated the repair shop at a different
location. The town allowed him to move the shop
to a new location and apparently paid no attention
to the residential zoning, according to Niffenegger's
report. Mayes was operating at the new location
when -the complaint was filed about a zoning
violation.
Mayes' primary argument to council members
was that he had been legally operating under an
occupational license issued by the city since 2006.
He said he wasn't told he would need any other
approvals by the city.
But Council members Melody LaFlam and
Berlon Weeks felt the special exception permit
should be denied and the shop closed down and
moved to a legal location. LaFlam said operating
at that location amounted to creating industrial spot
zoning in a residential subdivision. Weeks, felt the
city should enforce its zoning laws and land use
standards, or they would be of no value.
Council Members Aaron Edmondson, Beatrice
Mongo and Frank Schuler voted to grant the special
exception. They said the shop wasn't causing any;
problems and Mayes had been operating under a
city occupational license for several years. They
saw no reason to close him down.
Mayes said he had built a successful small
business with years of hard work, but now the city
was "trying to tear me down."
Weeks disagreed.
"You should never have gotten a permit to
operate a mechanic shop in a residential area,"
Weeks responded.
Former councilman Jamie Griffin, an audience
member, cautioned the council that they could be
sued for closing down a business they had allowed
to operate for years under a city license.
In other business, the council voted to postpone
sending Progress Energy $73,000 for .power poles
that were erected along U.S. 27A when the road was
widened to four lanes.
Through a mix-up, the power company had never
billed the town for the wotk, and the town had never
sent the company the money for the work.
Recently Progress Energy billed the town for the
$73,000. However paying the company immediately
would have meant cashing in a bank certificate of.
deposit that is still drawing interest. /
The town is also in the process of completing
overdue audits. The audits may turn up the reasons
why the money was never paid to Progress Energy..
The town council voted to hold off paying
Progress Energy until the CD matures at the end of
the year and the audits are completed.

Meningitis, from Page 1A
public health alert.
"What we've been waiting to see is if there has
been another case, and there hasn't," Locke said.
The incubation period for the disease is one to 10
days, with an average of four days. Early symptoms
begin with a nagging headache, but the disease can
worsen quickly, causing swelling to the brain. When
the brain swells it can cause death or permanent brain
damage.
The young woman apparently began having the
headaches on July 4. The following day, on Sunday,
she became much sicker and went to the emergency
room of a hospital in The Villages, a community in
Sumter County. She died the next day, Locke said.
Some people carry bacterial meningitis in their
nasal cavities all their lives and never 'become sick
from the disease, Locke said. She said people are not
born with the bacteria in their bodies. The young victim


in this case contracted the disease from someone.
"We have no idea who," Locke said.
Although the name of the victim is not being
released, this much is known about her. She has
family in Williston and lived there part-time. She
lived part-time with a friend in The Villages. She
apparently wasn't working. Locke said she attended
Bronson High School for a year or two.


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Williston lowers taxes, eliminates jobs


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Williston City Council members approved a
property tax decrease for home and business owners
last week and eliminated the jobs of two garbage
workers whose positions were no longer needed.
Council members approved a property tax millage
rate of 5.9025, the same as last year, but because of
dropping values, the millage will generate less revenue
and is therefore a tax decrease.
City Manager Marcus Collins said the approved
millage amounts to 7.32 percent cut in taxes.
The decision on millage wasn't a tough one for the
board.
Councilman Marc Nussel's motion to approve the
tax rate passed 5-0 with little discussion. The council
has the option of adopting a lower tax rate before the
final city budget is approved, but the millage can't be
raised.
The tougher decision for the council was to
eliminate the jobs,of two garbage workers. Three men
had worked for the ciit garhbtge department, but when
the city awarded the g.-rbia'- service to Emerald Waste
earlier this year, the department disappeared and the
positions were no loiner needed.
At the request of Councilman Steve Holcomb, one
of the men was added to the city parks and recreation
staff to mow lawns. Collins said it was only right to
retain the man with the longest service. Howard Battles
has 22 years with the city. He will keep his job.
Mark Schneider and Mark Duncan had less
experience and their positions with the city will be
eliminated at the end of the current budget year in
September.
Collins said he contacted Emerald Waste and asked


if the company could absorb the three men into the
company, but he said the company had people hired for
the jobs in Williston.
Public Works Director James Arrington said he
now has five vacancies in his department. He said he
held three positions open. The council never filled
those spots. It has added two more vacancies. Council
President Debra Jones noted that the three previous
vacancies had been open four or five years.
The city will spend $456,000 for garbage collection
in the 2009- 10-budget, about $8,000 more than the city
spent when it operated its own solid waste department.
However, Emerald Waste will pay the city a franchise
fee of about $50,000 annually.
The council followed tradition and transferred
$837,000 from its profitable utilities accounts to the
general operating fund. The city attempts to keep
its property tax millage rate at a reasonable level by
tapping utilities to run the other city departments, such
as fire, police and city administration.
Collins said the city is setting aside $39,000 to
repair fire hydrants. The new city manager said when
he first arrived he asked the fire department to paint
the tops of any inoperable fire hydrants black. He
realized soon after that a lot of hydrants were being
painted black and had the project stopped.
"1 had to stop because 1 didn't want the whole city
black," Collins said.
Arrington said that not all the hydrants painted
black were inoperable. Some had low flow, but the
city can get water for a fire.
Collins also plans to apply for grants to help
restore water flow and pressure. When that is
completed, Collins said city residents will benefit
from an improved fire rating, which will lead to
lower insurance rates.


Bronson festival, fireworks successful


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


The reorganized Bronson- Youth League
sponsored the recent fireworks display at the town's
Fourth of July Festival and both the fireworks and
the festival received good reviews from residents
as well as the town council.
BYL President Joe Markham said 800 to 900
people showed up at the Bronson Sports Complex
for the nighttime fireworks display. During the
festival he said they had provided inflatable Bouncy
rides for the children, face painting, and horseshoe
throwing competitions for the adults.
"I got up on the stands and looked around. I
personally had never seen that many people in the
park at one time," Markham said. "Everyone was
laughing and joking. Everyone was working in the
concession stand and the booths."
Markham said a few of the leaders in BYL would
also like to do something for Labor Day, "to make
the world a little less hard and a little more fun."
Markham said BYL did make a profit from the
festivities, but he was not sure how much. They


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had not counted the money.
What he wanted to convey to council members
was that the town and BYL could do positive
things for the community and for the children of
the community.
"The town and the youth league working together
... that's great," Markham said.
Councilwoman Beatrice Mongo said she had
heard a lot of good things about Markham's work
on community projects, although she said much of
it is never recognized because it occurs behind the
scenes. However she said she knows about his work
and wanted to thank him for it.


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS
Notice is hereby given that the Honorable Johnny
Smith, Jr., Sheriff of Levy County holds in his
possession unclaimed funds listed below. These
Funds are prior to September 2008 and unless
claimed at the Levy County Jail prior to September
1, 2009 they will be forfeited.


Check
Number
2290
2322
2332
2372
2473
2493
2494
2495
2503
2576
2592
2610
2611
2689
2695
2749


Resident
Name
Adams, John
White, Jethro
Shaffer, Jordan
Alicea-Ortiz, Victor
Butler, Roderick
Bunting, Brian
Bartgcs, Terrcnce
Fenton, Edward
Turcotlt, Robert
Burton. Michael
I lenry, Latasha
Pavon, Victor
Hernandez, Misacl
Shaver. Giorgio
Jencks, Michelle
Tapia, Servando


Balance
of Account
135.00
49.19
24.58
1.70
1.10
25.00
2.70
5.30
38.00
200.00
1.14
10.60
31.67
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40.00
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Car show dazzles
The First Annual Chiefland Flea Mar-
ket Classic Car Show had something
for everyone Saturday. Clockwise
from top left: Classic cars are dis-
played along the highway in front of '
the Flea Market. Spectators admire a
1927 Ford Roadster. A carhop tray was ," �
placed onto the driver's window of a
1957 Belair to show just how old the '.
car really is. Spectators walk around . . . . .
a 1957 Belair. (Tara Massagee)

Veterans group sponsors 'Poker Run' through local area


Story and photo by Tara Massage
Correspondent

White Ford in Chiefland felt the rumble and roar
of motorcycles on Saturday as riders lined up for the
1st annual "Ride for a Veteran Poker Run."
Sponsored by the group Rolling Thunder, Florida
chapter 9, the event was a way to raise money to
get four associates - veterans, members or active
military personnel - to the "Ride Home" event in
Andersonville, Ga.
Rolling Thunder is a non-profit group that
promotes the awareness of prisoner of war and
missing in action issues, said chapter nine Vice-
President Craig Hibbard.
"We are a POW and MIA group that helps
veterans," said Hibbard. "We are not a motorcycle
club."
Hibbard said the poker run was played like
someone would play poker, except not sitting in one
location. Instead, the riders had to make five different
stops to pick up a card, get a sheet signed or pick up
a poker chip and take it to their final stopping point
in Crystal River.
Hibbard said 102 riders rode in the event and
each paid a $10 entry fee. He said he thinks the
weather took its toll on the number of riders who
were expected to show up for the event.
"The rain affected us," he said.
He said you did not have to ride a motorcycle
to be in the poker run. All vehicles were welcome,


he said.
Hibbard said he was not sure exactly how much
money the group made because there are still some
expenses that need to be taken out.
In organizing and planning the event, Hibbard
said he spent about 60 hours putting everything
together.
"It all worked out and somehow came
together," he said. "When I do something I like to
do it well."
Participant Randy West said he thought the
event went very well.
"They did a heck of a job and the cause was
still there," he said.
Getting the four people to the annual
convention costs about $1,200 per person, Hibbard
said. He added that the club will probably hold
other fundraising events but is not sure what they
will be yet. The club will need to meet and decide
together what they would like to have.
He said he thinks a chili cookoff or skeet shoot
could be in the works, but the club will need to
decide together. He said they are planning on
having another poker run in the future.
"I personally feel that in the end it is not going
to matter what you do for yourself, but what you
do for other people," Hibbard said.
For those who may be interested in joining
the group, they will be meeting July 18 at 11
a.m. at the VFW in Chiefland. You do not need a
motorcycle to join.


A motorcycle rider waits patiently to take off
on the poker run on Saturday. Each rider had
to make five stops to either pick up a chip,
get a sheet signed or pick up a card while on
their way to Crystal River.


Bronson's outdated plan could pose problems for county


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


The Bronson Town Council hasn't
updated its Comprehensive Land Use
Plan since 1991, a violation of state
law, but the oversight could impact the
Levy County Commission if it is not
corrected.
Town Clerk Kelli Brettel told council
members last week that an outdated
town comprehensive plan could hinder
the county in constructing a planned
administrative office complex.
The 21 acres the county purchased
for a new administrative building off
County Road 337 North lies inside the
town and needs a town comprehensive
land use change to be useable, but
that won't be possible until Bronson
updates its plan.
The comprehensive plan hasn't
been updated since 1991. The state
requires updates of city and county
comprehensive plans every seven
years through a process known as
an Evaluation and Appraisal Report
(EAR). The EAR process takes about
a year or more to complete.
Brettel said there is $40,000 in
the town budget for updating the
comprehensive plan. However, she
wants to hold off spending the money
until she knows she doesn't need it
somewhere else in the budget. She
would like to hire a planning consultant
in December.

Overdue Audits
Brettel is busy for the time being
trying to correct the town's overdue
audits. Brettel will meet with auditors
in August to audit the city's books
for 2005-06. She hopes to finish the
remaining two audits for 2006-07 and
2007-08 by the end of the year.
Brettel is not responsible forthe tardy
audits or the outdated comprehensive


plan. She began working for the town
in January. She made the announcement
about the outdated comprehensive plan
in a town budget workshop last week.
The comprehensive plan guides
all future growth and development
in Bronson. The town's land use
regulations are used to carry out the
policies of the comprehensive plan.
All local governments in Florida must
have updated comprehensive plans.
The problem for county officials is
that they can't change the agricultural
zoning on the property until the
town updates its plan. The town
can't authorize comprehensive plan
amendments while the plan is out of
date.

Holding Pattern
Shenley Neely, planning director for
the Levy County Planning Department,
said she discovered the problem while
doing basic research on how the 21 acres
are zoned. She contacted Brettel when
she realized the town's comprehensive
plan was out of date.
"We're kind of in a holding pattern
until the town of Bronson gets their
comprehensive plan in compliance,"
Neely said. "Here we are working hard
to do our end of the bargain and we're
going to be'held up because someone
else didn't do their work."
City Councilman Berlon Weeks
was under the impression consultant
'George Sandora had started an update
of tli' comprehensive plan several
years ago, but Sandora told the Journal
it wasn't true. Sandora said he sent the
city a letter three or four years ago
telling officials they needed to begin
the EAR update process or they would
be unable to make comprehensive plan
amendments. lHe said the town never
responded.
"Until they do the EAR, they can't
do a bloody thing with land use,"


Sandora said. were part-time, Weeks said the city
. wouldn't have to pay them benefits.
Brainstorming Ideas Weeks asked city staff to come up
Much of the budget workshop was with some "hard numbers" comparing
a brainstorming session involving his proposal with the cost of hiring a
Brettel and the four town councilmen private hauler to do the work. The city
in attendance. Councilman Aaron has a contract with Waste Pro to transport
Edmondson was absent. its garbage to the county landfill.
There was general agreement that Weeks noted the city still. has the
the town needs to put money into the three employees it hired to run its
care and maintenance of Jim Milton garbage department.
Cemetery, a publicly owned cemetery Weeks also tossed out a proposal that
that has fallen into disrepair. would involve buying the Levy County
Weeks said he would like to see the Health Department Building from the
town annex Lake Johnson Estates south county and using it for Town Hall. He
of the town off County Road 337..He also suggested the city purchase property
said city water lines run down CR337 directly east of the health department
south close to the small subdivision on for a small incubator business park.
Chunky Pond. It wouldn't be difficult The property Weeks was referring to
to extend city water to that area. lies east of Main Street. Part of it is the
Council members agreed that old railroad right-of-way. Weeks said
improving and expanding the city it's an historic piece of property and he
sewer system is high priority. They believes it should be saved and used as
said the town needs to do something a city community recreation spot. The
about the three-inch sewer line that property is behind Cameron Asbell's
runs along Court Street in front of the insurance office.
courthouse all the way to county's On a smaller scale, Brettel said she
future administrative site on the 21 would like to add a computer scanner to
acres. They know the line is undersized her office. She said it would help office
to handled future growth around it. operations. The scanner and software
would cost about $1,500. Brettel is
Researching Garbage Options basically a one woman operation in
Weeks also tossed out the idea of town hall.
going back to a city-operated garbage , There was also discussion about
department. He said he believes it using the old Jackson Building, which
would be less expensive for the town is officially Town Hall but isn't used
to lease a garbage truck rather than for council meetings, for an extension
to own one. If the truck broke down of the library or perhaps a community
the leasing company would have to center.
provide a vehicle replacement. The lackofanupdated comprehensive
Weeks said Gov. Charlie Crist plan will slow down changes in how the
recently signed legislation aimed at city uses its property or adds property'.
calling 75 percent of the state's garbage The comprehensive plan is supposed
recycled by 2020. If the city were to to contain policies that guide the city
have its own recycling piogi.am, he toward particular goals and objectives,
said it would remove much ofthe waste such as changing town hall sites,
stream. The recyclable material could e\panding the library, or expanding city
be sold to the county. If the workers sewer.
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Chiefland teacher

will get hearing,

By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

Chiefland High School ESE teacher Mark
Lundy. who faces termination for an ethics
violation, was granted approval at the School
Board of Levy County meeting July 7 for a
Division of Administration Hearing.
Lundy, \\ho is also the CHS varsity boys'
basketball coach and JV football coach, w as
investigated after one of his students said he
completed her \,prk for her.
School Board Superintendent Robert
Hastings amended his recommendation
for Ltmnd's termination from the June 16
meeting. The board made the motion at that
meeting to table the decision at the request of
board member Cameron Asbell, who wanted
more time to look into the investigation.
At the July 7 meeting, Hastings
recommended to the board that Lundy have
his case heard by an Administrative Law
Judge from the Division of Administrative
Hearings.
Thejudge will hearLundy's case within 60
days of the board's approval and will render
his opinion and make a recommendation to
the board whether to follow through with
termination, Hastings said in an interview
after the meeting.
Ultimately, it is still the board members'
decision, he said.
"It's an expedient way for everybody
and it's more cost-effective for all. parties
concerned," he said.
The hearing will prevent legal process,
which can take a long time and is quite
expensive, he said.
Lundy himself made an appearance at the
meeting and addressed the board, thanking
them for allowing his case to be heardby an
Administrative Law Judge.
"I have all the confidence that the
administration is taking the right course of
action," Hastings said.

Obituaries, from Page 4A


School Board discusses '09-'10 changes


By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

The state of Florida is changing the way high schools are
graded starting next year.
New School Board of Levy County Assistant
Superintendent Gina Tovine presented Senate Bill 1908 at
the July 7 School Board meeting.
Instead of being based completely on FCAT scores,
according to the bill that was adopted two years ago, half of
the school grade will be based on the existing FCAT-related
factors and the remaining 50 percent will be based on factors
that include: graduation rate; performance and participation
of students in honor-level courses; postsecondary readiness
of the students as measured by the SAT, ACT or CPT;
graduation of at-risk students; and the growth or decline in
the data components from year to year, Tovine said.
Under the new rule, GED graduates will no longer be
included as graduates of their respective high schools,
Tovine said. The community may see a drop in graduation
rates because of this.
The new grading rules also take into account high school
students who are earning credit with accelerated courses
and exams, including: Advanced Placement, International ,
Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, andAdvanced International
Industry Certification.
Students earn points based on how many accelerated
courses they participated in, and then they earn points
based on whether they successfully completed the course
or exam.
Also taken into account are the number of students
scoring "ready" on the SAT, ACT and/or CPT at anytime
during their high school careers divided by the number ofI
graduates who scored a level 3 or above on the 10 grade
FCAT reading or math.
More points are given based on a school's growth and
points may be taken away based on a school's decline.
Tovine explained that there are some stipulations to
the new grading system, the most -important being the
requirement that 75 percent of at-risk students must graduate
in four years. If not, a school is lowered one letter grade
unless there has been a 5-percentage-point increase in at-
risk students from the prior year.
Overall, Tovine said in an interview after the school
board meeting, "This particular high school grading system
is much more difficult, much more challenging." I
It means the district has to start focusing on AP and dual


enrollment courses and making sure at-risk students are
given the help they need in order to graduate in four years,
she said.
"It's new; it's unknown. We're not quite sure what the
outcome will be," she said.
This new grading system will "work to the advantage "
of high-achieving, metropolitan schools and work against -
rural, lower-economic schools," said School Board of Levy
County Superintendent Robert Hastings.
Hastings said the district will have to actively pursue 2
focusing attention on making adjustments to the curriculum
as rapidly as possibly so that the district is not just "sitting
on the sidelines when grades come out."
Also at the school board meeting July 7, School Board
of Levy County Director of Administration Jeff Edison
presented the changes in policy to be approved at a public
hearing August 4.
Policy 5.35 involves valedictorian and salutatorian .
qualificationchanges, which may now take into account
accelerated course weighted GPAs.
This change would put a greater emphasis on the students
taking and successfully completing honors, dual enrollment
and advanced placement courses, Edison said.
Also, valedictorians and salutatorians would be
determined by the Florida Academic Scholars criteria, he
said, which means the valedictorians must have a minimum
unweighted GPA of 3.7 and the salutatorians must have a
minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Proposed changes to Policy 6.06 states that teachers
receiving retirement benefit will not receive credit for prior
years' experience if they return to teaching.
Changes to Policy 6.36 would add the wording to the
Employee Experience for Salary Purposes policy, "...
employees may voluntarily waiveo-teaching experience
for salary purposes." This means prospective teachers, for
competitive purposes, may waive their teaching experience
in order to obtain a job within the district.
Levy County Education Association President Cindy
Roach protested the changes to Policy 6.36, stating it is an
unfair labor practice to negotiate outside of state law.
This change will have a bearing on salaried employees,
she said in an interview after the meeting. The union has the
right to collective bargaining on behalf of employees in the
state of Florida, according to state law, she said.
The union hopes the board will withdraw the changes
at the public hearing and consider changes that will follow
what she believes to be legal avenues.


Williams and wife Starla, Jared Bryan Williams
and Joel Heath Williams. Mrs. Williams leaves behind
five beloved great-grandchildren: Olivia Paige Day.
Elizabeth Claire Day, Andrew David Powell, Grant
Thomas Powell, and Madison Lynn Williams.
The family would like to express its gratitude tc
their mother's caregivers: Chelsea Traylor, Gwen
Dupree, Sharon Purdy and Elizabeth Knight.
The family received friends Monday, July 13,
2009, between 5 -7 p.m. at the Milam Funeral Home,
in Newberry, Fla. Funeral services were held Tuesday,
July 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Presbyterian
Church, with Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Interment
will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Archer. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made
to Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 399,
Archer, FL 32618.
Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral
and Cremation Services, Newberry, Fla.

EUGENE McCORMICK
Eugene McCormick passed away Friday, July 10,
2009, at Shands at U.F. in Gainesville, Fla., at the age
of 84. Eugene was born in Illinois to George and Etta
McCormick. He worked as a field supervisor for a gas
utilities company. Eugene met and married his loving
wife, Mary, in 1979 and they moved to Williston,
Fla., in 1989. He was Baptist by faith and attended
the Baptist church. He was a member of the AARP,
an avid fisherman, loved to garden and play bingo and
rummy. The highlight of Eugene's days were those
spent with his grandchildren.
Eugene was preceded in death by two sons,
Maxwell and David McCormick, and one stepson,
Ronald Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Mary McCormick;
two sons, Dennis (Joyce) McCormick and Bruce
McCormick; one daughter, Tracey McCormick; eight
stepchildren; two brothers, Floyd (Linda) McCormick
and Vernon (Maggie) McCormick; one sister, Norma
Brown; 35 grandchildren and numerous great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Hillside Baptist
Church in Morriston, Fla., Monday evening July 13,
2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements were placed with Kilauff Funeral
Home - Williston Fla.

JOHN ROBERT PENDLEBURY III
John Robert Pendlebury 111, 55, passed away on
Friday, July 10, 2009, at North Florida Regional


, Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla.
Born in Miami, he moved to Chiefland, Fla..
, from Davie, Fla., in 1994. He worked for Coleman's
t Plumbing. He enjoyed fishing and collecting Star Trek
memorabilia.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
i daughter, Jennifer Pendlebury: and brother, Donald
Pendlebury.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pendlebury
of Chiefland; son, John Pendlebury of Chiefland;
daughter, Pamela Pendlebury of Chiefland; brothers;
i William, James, and Ronald Pendlebury; and sister,
t Sherry Pendlebury.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, (352)493-0050. Online condolences
may be sent their Web site, www.hiers-baxley.com.

RICHARD E. DONEHOO JR.
Richard E. Donehoo Jr., age 50, of Williston, Fla.
passed away on July 12, 2009.
He was born on March 9, 1959, in Atlanta, Ga., to
Richard Sr. and Ruth Donehoo.
He was of the Baptist faith. He worked as cook
most of his.life. He served in the United States Army.
He moved to Levy County 15 years ago from Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.
He is survived by his sons: Shane, Jessie and Justin
Donehoo; daughter, Wendy Donehoo; and sister,
Cindy Morgan (Bruce).
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Williston, Fla.

HAROLD MEDSCER LONG
Harold Medscer Long, 89, passed away from
complications due to Alzheimer's disease at his home
in Chiefland, Fla., at I a.m. on July 13, 2009.
Harold was born on March 3, 1920.
He is survived by his wife,, Juanita Long; son, Mark
Long; daughter-in-law, Annette Long; sister, Ruth
Kavouklis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a viewing with the family on Friday
July 17, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at the Hiers Baxley
Funeral Home in Chiefland.
The funeral will be held on Saturday July 18,
2009, at 10 a.m. at the Concord Baptist Church at
.5551 N.W. CR 336 in Chiefland. The services will
be followed by a committal service at the Chiefland
Cemetery. Brother Jamie Brock will perform the
service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be
made to Haven Hospice of North Florida, 311 N.E.


Ninth St.. Chiefland, FL 32626.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland, (352) 493-0050. Online
condolences may be sent through their Web site at
www.hiers-baxley.com.

BRENDA JOY MERCHANT
Mrs. Brenda Joy Marchant of Jena, Fla., passed
away Monday, July 13, 2009, at the Cross City Rehab
after a long illness. She was 59.
She was a lifelong resident of Jena. She drove
a school bus for Taylor County for 30 years before
retiring and was a member of the Jena Pentecostal
Holiness Church.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bill
Marchant of Jena; sons: Kenneth Darrell Marchant '
'of Jena, Forrest Vincent Marchant of Cross City, Fla.,
and Joseph William Grandburg of New Richmond,
Wis.; brothers: Howard Reed of Cross City, Broward
Reed of Steinhatchee, Fla., and Delton Reed of Perry,
Fla.; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July
15, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Cemetery with
Rev: Cecil Hysmith officiating. A visitation was held
Tuesday evening, July 14, 2009, at the funeral home
between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla.

LOUISE MOTT FRIER
Surrounded by family and under the loving care of
her grandson Michael, Louise Mott Frier went home
to be with her Lord and Savior, July 13, 2009.
Born April 19, 1919, she was a native of Dixie .
County.
Mrs. Frier was preceded in death by her husband,
Henry Frier; a son, Raymond Frier; and grandson,
James Robert Douglas.
She is survived by daughters, Mamie Jo Douglas ,
of Cross City, Fla., and Shirley Sapp of Holder, Fla.;
sons, Robert Frier of Aiken, S.C. and Edward, Frier
of Newberry, Fla.; many loving grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 16,
2009, at 10 a.m. at
New Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Lester
Osteen officiating.
Burial will follow there at Summerville
Cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Hl-ome. Cross City, Fla.


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& that

By Rick Burnham
Editor

Congratulations to each of you. We
are all moving up in the world, to
levels many of us never thought
we would achieve. And thanks to
President Barack Obama for delivering the
good news.
He said last year that 95 percent of
Americans would get a tax break. And now
that his "Cap and Trade" tax proposal threatens
to send energy bills out of sight for the average
American, it appears many of us fall into that
top five percent bracket of those who will pay
higher taxes. So call your momma and daddy
and tell them you have arrived. And while
you are at it, inform them that you are also a
part owner of GM and Chrysler. And several
banks.
If we keep going, we'll be more rich and
famous than Michael Jackson, and we won't
even have to bleach our skin, or pay physicians
to illegally administer narcotics, or sleep with
young boys, or have surgeons chisel our faces
to make us look like Peter Pan, or pay a man
and woman of another race to have "our"
babies, or turn our homes into a carnival, or
buy a monkey and name him "Bubbles."
Michael Jackson was a national treasure,
by the way. Who says? Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, that's who.
Lee introduced legislature designed to honor
Michael Jackson, as if Congress had nothing
better to do. Who else? The national media, of
course. They gave us round-the-clock coverage
of Jackson's death and memorial service.
Thanks so much.
The news items you may have missed
because the media was so transfixed by the
Jackson saga include a deal with Russia
that Barack Obama brokered, one that will
essentially trade away much of our nuclear
might for flyover rights to Afghanistan; the
U.S. Supreme Court overturning a race-based
decision by Obama nominee Sonia Sotomayor;
and the United States beginning to pull out of
Iraq after achieving victory in a hard-fought
war.
That's the same war, by the way, that Vice
President Joe Biden said was lost just 18 months
ago. The same Joe Biden who said "J-O-B-S"
is a three-letter word. The same Joe Biden who
said Franklin Roosevelt spoke on television
when the stock market crashed in 1929. (FDR
was not president then, and only experimental
television sets were 'in operation.)
Joe would be hilarious if he were a stand-up
comic, or a community organizer. It is sad that
he is the vice president of the United States.
Perhaps Joe Biden's moronic commentary
has something to do with the recent drop of his
boss in national polls regarding effectiveness.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll
conducted June 26-28 shoved that Obama has
fallen considerably in a number of categories,
including his ability to solve the country's
problems.
A CNN official offered this somewhat
amusing comment.
' " .. Obama's stand on the issues and his
plans for the future appear to be his biggest
weakness," said CNN Polling Director Keating
Holland.
What else, exactly, is there besides the issues
and -plans for the future? Oh, wait, I know.
It's his ability to communicate. His approval
ratings for that are probably still very high,
regardless of the fact that the message itself is
horribly flawed.
He also appears very adept at spending our
money. If you have not heard, government
officials have begun to openly consider another
stimulus bill. They say the first stimulus
bill. ($780 billion) was not enough to create
multitudes of jobs and get the economy moving
again.
It couldn't be that the first bill was loaded
down with social program initiatives instead
of ones to actually promote growth. No way.
Couldn't be.
So we have the first stimulus bill, followed
by the bailouts of GM and Chrysler, the
Troubled Asset Relief Program (help for the
banks), assistance for those who could not
pay their mortgage and who knows what else.
(Please forgive me if I have missed a program
or two - they have all come at us so fast.)
All using money that we never had in the first


place. No worries though. We will raise enough
to pay for it all. We, meaning all of us and our
kids and grandkids and great grandkids.
If we are still around as a viable entity when
your grandkids and their kids get old enough to
understand politics, pull them aside and explain,
to them why we did what we did in November,
2008. And then beg their forgiveness.


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By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


I refuse to be surprised about politics anymore.
But last week, 1 couldn't help but be taken back
when former Bronson mayor Jamie Griffin told me
he was interested in running in the town's September
election.
After a town council meeting, he walked up alongside
me.
I've known Griffin for a lot of years. He has been
showing up at town council meetings lately and
commenting on issues from the spectator section. The first
thing he said to me was that we had had our differences in
the past, but he was wondering about something. Would
I crucify him in a story if he announced he was running
for office again?
As some of you may know, Griffin served a short
state prison sentence for stealing money from the town
of Bronson while he serving as a council member. It was
a small town scandal that made people wonder who they
could! trust in government.
When Griffin asked me the question, I told him no I
wouldn't crucify him, but I also told him that any story
I wrote about him would inevitably have to include
background information on his conviction for stealing the
town's funds. It is part of his past.
Griffin said he was pondering a run for a council seat
but wasn't sure how Bronson voters would react. I told
him the best way to find out was to talk to Bronson voters
eyeball to eyeball and tell them what he was thinking
about doing. He would get the answer.
I wasn't in Levy County when Griffin was arrested on
the theft charges. I was working in Citrus County at the
time. When I arrived back here in March of last year, I
quickly ran into the Griffin story. In the week since Griffin
and I talked, I bounced what he said off a few community
members to see what they would say.
Some were grim about the prospect of Griffin running
again. They were so grim they really didn't have anything
to say. Others told me his statements were interesting, as
though they didn't have a closed mind. One woman told
me as Christians we should forgive what he had done, as
Christ would do.
I don't live in the town of Bronson and it wasn't my
money Griffin stole. The state charged him with stealing
$200,000. He said it was really $111,000. But theft is
theft, regardless of the amount or who is doing it. Griffin
knows that. My impression is that he wasn't trying to run
away from that fact.
I understand what the woman was saying about
Christian, forgiveness, but I would imagine Griffin is
wondering how much of that attitude prevails in Bronson.
Would people forgive his actions? Would they forgive his
betrayal of the public trust?
My guess is that opinions would vary. There would be
some in the town who would spit fire and ash and call him
every name in the book. Politicians are accustomed to
such verbal attacks. They grow thick skins. Otherswould


forgive and forget. Others would make sure they voted
against him. Some would make sure they voted for him.
It's the nature of humanity that we all perceive things
differently. I can tell you personally, I would have second
thoughts about voting for any politician who had served
time in prison for stealing public funds.
At the same time, Griffin said he has learned his lesson.
He said would never do anything like that again.
Prison was a horrible experience, he said. When he
made that statement, his eyes looked as though he was
watching a horror movie.
I asked how a convicted felon could hold office. He
told me his rights had been restored and he can legally
hold office.
If Griffin were bold enough to run again, and by some
chance was elected, I think he would have to confine his
activities to publicly advertised meetings and workshops
and have no contact with staff outside of meetings. The
possibility of a convicted former town leader taking office
would probably send shivers down the backbone of staff
members who write the city checks and have control over
budget matters in Bronson Town Hall.
The baggage that someone like Griffin would carry
into public office would be difficult to overcome. If he
ran for election and had an opponent, no doubt the person
could beat him over the head with recollections of the
conviction and the prison sentence. Griffin w9uld have
to take the beating silently and repent .publicly for his
actions.
Griffin pointed out to me that he has been punished for
his actions, but he also did quite a bit of good for the town
of Bronson. He would want voters to weigh his good
deeds and how he helped the town, against the fact that he
has a conviction. He also pointed out that he has paid his
debt to society and served his time in prison. Now that he
is back, he wants to serve again.
In Bronson elections the number of voters is small. It
is possible for someone like Griffin to make a comeback.
Some people might be appalled by the possibility of that
happening. But the reality is Griffin is a hometown boy
and everyone knows him. Whether that would work for
or against him is anyone's guess.
One thing is certain. If Griffin does run for election
and not a single ballot is cast for him, he won't have to
look far to find the person who is most responsible for his
political demise. He can stand in front of the mirror and
look into the eyes of the man who brought him down. At
the same time, if he runs and wins he can look at the same
man in the mirror and credit him with the comeback.
I don't think Griffin knows at this point whether he
would run.
He may have to do some soul searching and talk to a
lot of voters to determine if it's worth taking the risk of
being humiliated in an election,
If he were to rise above his damaged past, it would be
the election story of the year in Levy County.
The reverse would also be true if he lost trying to come
back.
It's his life. He has to make the decision.


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I Still Hate You, Sarah Palin


By David Kahane
Special to the Journal

One of the most terrifying moments of my
political life came last summer at the
Republican convention in St. Paul. No, I
don't mean seeing John McCain careering
around the Xcel Energy Center like Eyegore in
Young Frankenstein, his face frozen in a Lon Chaney
Sr. rictus grin as he reached across the aisle to his
erstwhile friends in the media and got his hand bitten
off. Rather, I'm referring to the aftermath of Sarah
Palin's outrageous acceptance speech, which whipped
up the Rotary Club delegates into a frenzy of white-
boy fury that not even heckling by a brave Code Pink
embed could deter. Truly a fascist classic and one that
sent shivers down our collectivist spines.
Even worse was the glaze of horror on the phizzes
of the assembled heroes of the Mainstream Media.
Andrea Mitchell - yes, the very same Andrea
Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, whose employer
saw no conflict of interest at all when she married then
Fed pooh-bah Alan Greenspan - stood there gaping
like a frog while the rest of the assembled Finremans
and Matthewses and Olbermanns scurried around
like roaches when the light gets turned on: What the
hell just hit us? For one horrible moment, it looked
as if the carefully crafted plans of David Axelrod,
Rahm Emanuel, George Soros, and the Second Chief
Directorate, first department, of the old KGB were
about to gang agley.
Not only were we offended at the sheer effrontery
of McCain's pick: How dare the Republicans proffer
this ddclass6e piece of Wasilla trailer trash whose
only claim to fame was that she didn't exercise her
right to choose? Where were her degrees from Smith
or Barnard, her internships at PETA, the Brookings
Institution, or the Young Pioneers? We were also
outraged that the Stupid Party had just nominated a
completely unqualified candidate nobody had ever
heard of, a first-term governor of Alaska whose
previous experience consisted of a small-town
mayoralty. As- opposed to our guy, Barry Soetoro of
Mombasa, Djakarta, and Honolulu, a first-term senator
nobody had ever heard of, whose previous experience
had been as a state senator (D., Daley Machine) in
Illinois. After eight long, illegitimate, lawless years
of &*A%BUSH$#@! tyranny, how dare you contest
this election?
And so the word went out, from that time and
place: Eviscerate Sarah Palin like one of her field-
dressed moose. Turn her life upside down. Attack
her politics, her background, her educational history.
Attack her family. Make fun of her husband, her
children. Unleash the noted gynecologist Andrew
Sullivan to prove that Palin's fifth child was really her
grandchild. Hit her with everything we have: Maureen
Dowd of the New York Times, taking a beer-run break
from her quixotic search for Mr. Right to drip venom
on Sister Sarah; post-funny comic ,David Letterman,
to joke about her and her daughters on national
television; Katie Couric, the anchor nobody watches,
to give this Alaskan interloper a taste of life in the
big leagues; former New York Times hack Todd "Mr.
Dee Dee Myers" Purdum, to act as an instrument of
Graydon Carter's wrath at Vanity Fair. Heck, we even
burned her church down. Even after the teleological
triumph of The One, the assault had to continue, each
blow delivered with our Lefty SneerTM (viz.: Donny
Deutsch yesterday on Morning Joe), until Sarah was
finished.
You know what? It worked! McCain finally
succumbed to his long-standing case of Stockholm
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Palin into a see-Russia-from-nm\-house joke,
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Noonan and Kathleen Parker hatched
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couldn't even have another
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it's once again time to
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the Chicago way!" If you
just think of us - liberal
Democrats - as Capone
you'll begin to understand
what we're up to. And we
just put one of yours in the
morgue.
I don't know why I'm telling you this, but maybe
now you're beginning to understand the high-stakes
game we're playing here. This ain't John McCain's
logrolling senatorial club any more. This is a deadly
serious attempt to realize the vision of the 1960s
and to fundamentally transform the United States of
America. This is the fusion of Communist dogma,
high ideals, gangster tactics" and a stunning amount of
self-loathing. For the first time in history, the patrician
class is deliberately selling its own country down the
river just to prove a point: that, yes, we can! This
country stinks and we won't be happy until we've
forced you to admit it.
In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic
Party as merely a political party, because it's much
more than that. We're not just the party of slavery,
segregation, secularism, and sedition.. Not just the
party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker,
Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers,
the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack
Hussein Obama II. Not just the party .of Kendall
"Agent 202" Myers, the State Department official
recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the
Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic
Party as what it really is: a criminal organization
masquerading as a political party.
If you had any sense, you would start using our
tactics against us: After all, you have a few lawyers
on your side. Sue us. File frivolous ethics complaints
against all our elected officials until, like Sarah,
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Paterson would be a good
place to start.) Challenge.
the constitutionality of
BQ2's legion of fill-
in-the-blank czars -
none of whom have to
be confirmed, or even
pass a security check.
(Come to think of it,
neither did Barry.)
Let slip your own
journalistic dogs
of war, assuming
you have any, to
find Barry's birth
certificate, his
college transcripts,
whether he applied
to Occidental. as a
foreign student, and
on which passport
lie traveled in 1981 to
Pakistan with his friend
I. S AWahid Hamid, for

You might also want
to think about interviewing
Ne% York literary agent Jane
D stel. who a) contacted the
totallk unknown Obama in
Ste. the o ake of an adulatory New
York Times piece in 1990 and b) got
him a $1 25,000 advance for a memoir
that c) he couldn't write, even after a
long sojourn in Bali, which d) got the
contract canceled, whereupon e)
i Dystel got him $40,000 from another
t publisher, following which f) the
book finally came out to glowing
reviews and g) Obama fired her.
Wouldn't she have an interesting
story to tell?
Of course, you won't. You're too nice, too
enamored of history and tradition to realize that the
rules have changed. Remember, I live and work in a
town where, "Hello, he lied," isn't a joke; we men
of the Left are perfectly comfortable lying, cheating,
and stealing - hello, Senator Franken! - in order
to attain and keep political power. Not for nothing is
one of our mottos, "By Any Means Necessary." You
see, we're the good guys, and for us the ends always
justify the means. We are, literally, shameless, which
is why Bill Clinton is now a multi-millionaire and
Eliot Spitzer is already on the comeback trail.
In Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, "the fourth
rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of
rules." This is the book that "Reset" Rodham (what
ever happened to her?) and BHO II grew up reading
and continue to live by. If you don't understand that
that's the way we see you - as the enemy - then
you're too dumnb to survive. Remember that for us
politics is not just an avocation, or even just a job,
but our life. We literally stay awake nights thinking
up ways to screw you. And one of the ways we do
that is by religiously observing Alinsky's Rule No.
4.
Did Sarah stand for "family values"? Flay her
unwed-mother daughter. Did she represent probity
in a notoriously corrupt, one-family state? Spread
rumors about FBI investigations. Did she speak with
an upper-Midwest twang? Mock it relentlessly on
Saturday Night Live. Above all, don't let hermotivate
the half of the country that doesn't want His Serene
Highness to bankrupt the nation; align with banana-
republic Communist dictators, unilaterally dismantle
our missile defenses,,and set foot in more mosques
than churches since he has become president. We've
got a suicide cult to run here.
And that's why Sarah had to go. Whether she
understood it or not, she threatened us right down to
our most fundamental, meretricious, elitist, sneering,
snobbish, insecure, Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders bones. She was, after
all, a "normal" American, the kind of person (or so
I'm told) you meet in flyover country. The kmind that
worries first about home and hearth and believes in
things like motherhood and love of country the way
it is, not the way she wants to remake it.
What you clowns need, in other words, is a Rules
for Radical Conservatives to explain what you're up
against and teach you how to compete before it's too
late. Luckily, since I care about money even more
than I care about politics, I have just such a book in
the proposal stage, currently 'making the rounds of
various publishers, assuming any of them are wise
enough to take me up on it.
And, yes, this time it really is personal.
- David Kahane is pushing for a new national
holiday to conunemorate the destruction of Sarah
Palin, and is hopefid that his senators. Barbara
Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, will co-sponsor it,
along with Henry Waxman in the House. You can
second the motion at kahanenro@gmnail.com or on


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Let's mourn the real American heroes


By Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate

lags flew at half-staff this week in California's state Capitol. No,, not for
Michael Jackson. For Private First Class Justin Casillas.
Pfc. Casillas died in a suicide bombing attack on his Army base in
' eastern Afghanistan on the Fourth of July. While Americans enjoyed
fireworks and Hollyweird mourned the "king of pop" with wretched excess, the
family of Pfc. Casillas learned that the 19-year-old paratrooper with the U.S.
Army's Alaska-based 509th Airborne had given his life for his country. His
father told the Woodland (Calif.) Daily Democrat that Justin just "wanted to do
his part."
The family has a legacy of service: Casillas' grandfather served in the Pacific.
theater during World War II; his father served in Vietnam. But the death of Pfc.
Casillas didn't make front-page headlines. His funeral won't receive wall-to-
wall coverage on cable TV.
Instead, it's been all MJ, all night and day: Nurses! Nannies! Doctors! Drug
raids! Custody battles! Casket rides!
Jacko fever spread to the Beltway, where the House of Representatives held a
moment of silence for the entertainer. President Obarma sent a highly publicized
letter of condolence to tlhe Jackson family. And topping them all, Rep. Sheila
SJackson-Lee, D-Texas, drafted a 1,600-word congressional resolution that
"recognizes Michael Jackson as a global humanitarian and a noted leader in
the fight against worldwide hunger and medical crises; and celebrates Michael
Jackson as an accomplished contributor to the worlds of arts and entertainment,
scientific advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, and global food security."
Jackson-Lee laundry-listed every charitable act and donation by Jackson in
the House resolution -- and would have included all the times he said "thank
you" and "God bless you" if there had been more room. Is it too much to ask,
our lawmakers to restrain themselves from acting like "Entertainment Tonight"
spokesmodels and Tiger Beat correspondents?
I stand with GOP Rep. Peter King of New York, who rightly skewered these
celebrity-worshiping warped priorities as "an orgy of glorification." Jackson
p could sing and dance. But he was no American hero. In a YouTube video over
the weekend, King lambasted the media circus:
"All we hear about is Michael Jackson. Let's knock out the psychobabble.
He was a pervert ... and to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day
out, what does it say. about us as a country? ... I just think we're too politically
correct. No one wants to stand up and say, 'We don't need Michael Jackson!' He
died, he had some talent, but fine, there are people dying every day. There are
men and women dying every day in Afghanistan, let's give them the credit they
deserve."
Yes, let's do that.
Another soldier died with Pfc. Casillas on Independence Day at Combat
Outpost Zerok in Afghanistan's Paktika province. He was 20-year-old Pfc.
Aaron Fairbairn. Fairbairn's stepfather, David Masters, took to the social
networking service Twitter to spread the word and keep Fairbairn's legacy


"Jackson could sing and dance.

But he was no American hero."

Michelle Malkin


alive. "On Independence Day, a few hours ago, they killed my son Aaron in
Afghanistan," Masters wrote.
According to the Department of Defense, both Fairbairn and Casillas died
from "wounds suffered when insurgents attacked the outpost using small arms
and indirect fires." The Taliban claimed credit for the complex rocket and
mortar attack involving a reported 8,000 kg of explosives.
Tens of thousands of our men and women are in Iraq and Afghanistan to
combat the jihadi threat. Army 1st Lt. Brian N. Bradshaw gave his life on
June 25, the same day Jackson died. Bradshaw's aunt, Martha Gillis, blasted
the silence over her nephew's sacrifice in a letter to her local paper, The
Washington Post:
"My nephew, Brian Bradshaw, was killed by an explosive device in
Afghanistan on June 25, the same day that Michael Jackson died. ... Where
was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers who died that week?"
Gillis wrote that Bradshaw "had old-fashioned values and believed that military
service was patriotic and that actions counted more than talk. ... He was a
search-and-rescue volunteer, an altar boy, a camp counselor. He carried the
hopes and dreams of his parents willingly on his shoulders. What more than
that did Michael Jackson do or represent that earned him memorial 'shrines,'
while this soldier's death goes unheralded? It makes me want to scream."
Please do not despair, Mrs. Gillis. While the Rev. Al Sharpton screamed,
"Thank you, Michael! Thank you, Michael!" at the grotesque Staples Center
memorial.on Tuesday, many of us whispered in prayer: Thank you, Justin.
Thank you, Aaron. Thank you, Brian. The real American heroes won't be
forgotten.
Michelle Malkin is the author of the forthcoming "Culture of Corruption:
Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2009). Her
e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.
COPYRIGHT 2009 CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.


A tangled web. Part II


By Thomas Sowell
Creators Syndicate

M uch of the backlog of cases in our
over-burdened courts has been

adventurous judicial "interpretations"
of laws that leave a large gray area of uncertainty
around even the mpst plainly written legislation.
.Lawyers of course fish in these troubled waters,
. creating much needless litigation, but it is judges
who have troubled the waters in the first place.
Nowhere is this more true than in civil rights
cases. Since the Constitution of the United States
and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 both decree equal
treatment for all, there should not be nearly as much
basis for litigation in civil rights cases as there is-- at
least not in cases where the facts are well known and
undisputed, as in the recent New Haven firefighters'
'case that made it all the way up to the Supreme
Court.
What was it that required three different levels
'of federal courts to try to figure out whether
what actually happened was or was not racial
discrimination-- with a decision finally being reached
* by the narrowest possible margin of 5 to 4 in the
Supreme Court?
At the heart of much of this legal complexity and
moral angst is a judge-made theory that a "disparate
impact" of any job requirement on different groups is
evidence of discrimination.
With two very different theories of what
.constitutes job discrimination-- either different
treatment or different outcomes-- it is no wonder
that courts have tied themselves into knots trying
to figure out whether a particular case shows racial
'discrimination, even when the facts are known and
plain.
The same notion-- and the sange confusion-
- applies in many other situations. If a higher


proportion of blacks than \\hites get turned down
for mortgage loans, then that too has been taken as
evidence of racial discrimination.
It doesn't matter if blacks and whites are different
on innumerable factors that go into mortgage loan
decisions, as are Hispanics or Asian Americans as
well.
All these groups have different credit scores,
different incomes and many other differences. Why
is it surprising that they have different loan approval
rates? While the issue is often posed in terms of
whites versus non-whites, whites also get turned
down for mortgage loans more often than Asian
Americans, who usually have higher credit scores
than whites.
Only the underlying dogma that different
outcomes for different groups are evidence of
discrimination makes this an issue-- and a source of
unending controversy and polarization.
It is not that judges are incapable of seeing
through the intellectual flaw in the "disparate
impact" dogma. But that dogma is too central to
efforts at social engineering to be given up for the
sake of mere logic or facts.
That is why courts split along ideological fault
lines in cases like the New Haven firefighters' case,
where the crucial facts are not even in dispute.
The only real dispute is over whether a test is
automatically biased if different groups pass it at
different rates. Apparently the groups themselves
cannot possibly be different, according to "disparate
impact" theory.
Facts play a very small role in such issues--
including the facts as to whether social engineering-
- especially a lowering of standards for blacks--
actually helps blacks on net balance. But empirical
studies indicate that black students do better at
colleges and universities where their qualifications
are similar to those of the other students at those
institutions and worse where they are admitted with


"The biggest
beneficiaries from
the "disparate
impact" dogma
are those
who claim to
be helping
minorities."

Thomas Sowell


wide disparities in qualifications.
Where in fact have blacks been most successful?
Sports and entertainment come to mind immediately.
These are areas where blacks have to meet the same
standards as anybody else.
If Derek Jeter swings at three pitches and misses,
he is out, just like any white ballplayer. If people
stop watching Oprah Winfrey's program, it will get
cancelled, just like anybody else's.
The biggest beneficiaries from the "disparate
impact" dogma are those who claim to be helping
minorities. They benefit by feeling noble, winning
votes or attracting money. The actual consequences
for blacks-- or for the polarization of American
society-- seems to be of little concern.,
To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read
features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and
cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page
at www.creators.com. Thomas Sowell is a senior
fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is www.tsowell.
corn.
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CFCC presents diplomas to GED graduates

Story and photo by Anna Suggs .
Assistant Editor

Friends and family gi, lired at the CFCC Levy
Center in Chiefland io witness graduates receive the I
much-anticipated General Education Diploma last '
week.
Fourteen adults passed the test given, however
11 chose to wear the cap and gown and receive their
Diploma during a ceremony at 7 p.m. July 9.
"Tonight we're going totake the time to celebrate
the successes of these graduates," said CFCC Levy
Center Adult Education Coordinator Joan Luebbe.
Although the graduates experienced typical starts
and stops along the way, she said, the GED is just the
beginning of a lifetime of learning.
Luebbe introduced the guest speaker ofthe evening,
Levy County Commission Chair Nancy Bell, who has
participated in teaching for the GED and said it is a
wonderful program.
"Y'all just made some independence for yourself
that you'll find will open some doors," Bell said.
Earning the GED will help the graduates secure
their futures in this time of change, she said.
There are many different paths and many different Fourteen students were honored July 9 for receiving their GED at the CFCC Levy Center in
opportunities and "all require change. Change in the Chiefland. Top row, left to right: Joshua N. Baker, Lance A. Beldock, Jody K. Davis, Amanda
way you think, change in the way you act and do," L. Finney, Joseph D. Markin. Bottom row, left to right: Amanda L. Morgan, Keven G. Murray,
she said. I Britney A. Petrykowski, Chelsey A. Petutsky, Savannah J. White. Not pictured: Ryan J. Bar-
All of the graduates had to overcome some kind low, Glen A. Cunigan, Charles J. Daugherty, Bessie L. Ezell.
of burden or another, Luebbe said after the ceremony.
The one thing they all have in common is a lack of
success in their previous educational setting.
The GED is the equivalent of the high school
diploma. Although those who receive the GED do
not complete high school in the traditional sense,
their education is a "true representation" of what high
school students learn.
"People have a tendency to look down on the GED
and they really shouldn't. These kids have to work
just as hard," she said.
Some don't get the support they should be receiving
at home, while on the other end of the spectrum others
are receiving more than enough. '
Amanda Finney was one of the graduates whose
home support went above and beyond.
Finney's mom wanted her daughter to complete "
the program so badly that when transportation was
tough, she drove her from Williston to Chiefland
every day and waited in the car from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
until Finney was done because she couldn't afford
two trips,,Luebbe said....
Graduate Amanda Morgan said before the
ceremony that she felt a little nervous. Now 19, she
dropped out of high school at 16 or 17 because of a
paperwork mix-up when she moved.
The experience was bittersweet for her because
although she was excited about being able to pursue
her dream of being a vet, she said sne was a little
disappointed she didn't get to graduate with all of her Graduate Amanda Morgan shares a laugh with Adult Eduction Instructor Tari Watson and
classmates at Bronson High School. Adult Education Assistant Professor D'ennis Radice as she poses for pictures with her di-
'I'm just happy that I accomplished what I set out ploma. Morgan said now that she has her general education, she would like to go to Santa
to accomplish," Morgan said. Fe College and pursue animal science



Tarmac awards science scholarships to area grads



























- ' El Son Wong, a May 2009 graduate of Chiefland High
. . School, was awarded a $500 Tarmac Science Scholar-
Mercedes McClain, (center) a May 2009 graduate of Bronson Higih School is pic- ship. He will attend West Flor'ida University in the fall of


tured with her family after receiving Tarmac's 2009 Science Scholarship. She 2009 as a pre-med major. Pictured with El Son Wong is
plans to attend Santa Fe College in the fall of 2009 to study education, with plans Jeff Harris, plant manager for Tarmac's King Road Mine.
to become a math or science teacher. (Courtesy photo) (Courtesy photo)

Submitted Levy County high schools. a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school, hard work each of these students put forth
The four scholarship winners for 2009 successfully completed course work in in high school and want to help them as
Tarmac America, in partnership with are Mercedes McClain of Bronson High science and math, plans to study science they continue their studies in college.
the Levy County Schools Foundation, has School; Brandy Winningham of Williston or math in college, and have demonstrated As a part of the Levy County business
awarded four science scholarships to area High School; Eli Son Wong of Chiefland leadership and social responsibility by community, Tarmac has a vested interest
students who have shown a proficiency in High School; and Michele DiMaggio of participating in extra-curricular activities, in our area's young people and their future
math and science. This is the second year Cedar Key High School. The scholarships were awarded during success," said Jeff Harris, Tarmac's plant
that Tarmac has awarded $500 college To be eligible for the scholarship, presentations at each high school in May. manager in Levy County, and a member
scholarships to graduates from the four each recipient was required to have "At Tarmac we want to recognize the of the Levy County Schools Foundation.








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Bronson Motor Speedway holds first night mud race


Story and photos by Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

Mother Nature and a few technical
difficulties couldn't keep away a good
time at the Bronson Motor Speedway's
first-ever Friday night mud race and
mud bog.
A late afternoon rain shower
postponed the races for about an hour
Friday night.
The main power pole that supplies
electricity to the mud bog fell down
during the storm Friday and it was
a race to fix it and set up lights, said
Tony Parker, Bronson Motor Speedway
owner.
It was the first time the mud bog
and mud races have been held on a
Friday night at the Speedway, as the
competitions usually take place Saturday
during the day.
The night races are a lot better in
general because it's much cooler at
night, it doesn't conflict with anyone's
work schedule or those trying to get
ready for the stock car races Saturday
night at the Speedway, he s.aid.
With about 100 in the crowd and.
between 14 and 18 competitors, Friday
night's competitions were lacking in


some luxuries, for instance a PA system,
stands for the crowd and sufficient
lighting. But these are all things Parker
says he's going to work on for future
Friday night races.
But despite all the setbacks, Parker
said it was the best mud racing they've
had yet.
"The thing that turned the mud racing
around was the big racetrack because
anyone can participate," he said.
There was even a kids' race Friday
night, which Parker said is his favorite to
watch' because the children and parents
have so much fun.
The mud racetrack is unlike the mud
bog in that almost any truck can race
on its 500-foot track, be it a full-blown
racing truck or an everyday truck on the
road; whereas with the 100-foot mud
bog, trucks with 6-foot tires may or may
not make it through, Parker said.
As it turned out, nobody made it
through the mud bog Friday night,
although almost everyone made it
through the mud racetrack in 3 to 5
seconds, he said.
C.J. Zimoski from Bronson took
home the first-place earnings in the,
main $20 entry race Friday night and
second place in the $10 entry race.


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"Poor Boy" did not make it through the bog fast enough to claim any of the
prize money.


His first time was set at 3.56 seconds,
meaning he had to get as close to that
time as possible in his second run, which
was 3.578 seconds.'
He raced in a Chevy S-10 owned by
'his friend Larry Nettles, who took fourth
place in the same competition. The race
could've been different because the.
transmission on the truck was broken
and it couldn't get out of first gear, he
said.'


Zimoski has been mud racing for 20
years. He said he usually participates
in the mud races in Newberry, and this
was his first time at the Bronson Motor
Speedway.'
Although he said the Friday niight
races still have a little work to be done,
last week's event turned out well.
"It's just going to continue to get
bigger and stronger," he said. "The
word's not really out yet."


A motorcycle stunt rider performs at Shelton Bowers (left) and Patrick Minnigan ba
intermission. (Wesley Parker) heat. (Rick Burnham)


Tony Parker (left) and William Edwards pose during the trophy presentation
following Edwards' win in the Sportman feature race. (Wesley Parker)


Race Results, July 11

Hornets
1. Wade Parker
2., Robert Edwards
3. Kyle Pendarvis
4. Darren Weems
5. Gerardo Garcia
6. Tim Sullivan
7. Scott Fowler
8. TJ McGinness

Pure Stock
1. James Peters
2. Larry Welter Jr.
3. Jason Warsing
4. Morris Richardson
5. Juan Montalvo
6. Larry Welter Sr.

Street Stock 50 Lap
1. Michael Stanaker
2. Larry Welter Jr.
3. Tommy Ausburn
4. Brent Cooper
5. Kevin Hodge
6. Tater Stalnaker
7. Anthony Abney
8. Williard Driggers
9. Troy Cox

Sportsmen
I. William Edwards
2. Shelton Bowers
3. Patrick Minnigan
4. Jim Higgenbotham
5. Don Milan
6. Todd Kelly
7. Harold Edwards


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Lake City Livestock Report
-egtdAeage R(port for 0711312009


Receipts: 535 Last Week: 574 Year Ago: 553
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls
were steady; feeder steers and heifers were steady.
Supply and demand were moderate. Feeder steers
and heifers over 6001bs 72 percent, (41 percent
steers, 31 percent heifers), over 6001bs 1 percent,(0
percentisteers, 1 percent heifers), slaughter cows and
bulls 21 percent, replacement cows 6 percent.


Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
825-1150 1021 46.00-50.50
1235-1555 1375 46.50-52.00
1655-1665 1660 45.00-48.00

Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
835-1180 1008 41.00-46.00
815-1160 929 35.00-40.00
,1235-1495 1338 41.00-46.00

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
1000-131'5 1120 54.00-59.00
1025-1155 1102 49.50-50.00
1500-1940 1708 55.00-63.00
1555 1555 52


Avg Price
48.24
48.54
46.5


Avg Price
43.96
39.05 LD
43.55


Avg Price
56.85
49.84 LD
60.19
52.00 LD


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price


305-335
350-355
400-445
450-495
500-545
550-595


117.00-125.00
107.00-114.00
96.00-104.00
89.00-100.00
88.00-97.00
87.00-95.00


120.47
109.32
99.38
92.3
92.59
90.12


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Rangd Avg Price
205-225 217 116.00-125.00 120.13
265-295 278 111.00-122.00 117.89
305-335 318 108.00-115.00 112.51
350-395 373 95.00-106.00 100.39
415-445 434 90.00-96.00 93.89
450-495 473 83.00-89.00 86.21
505-545 529 86.00-89.00 87.48


Feeder Steers Bulls Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
205-235 212 100.00-111.00
350-390 369 85.00-94.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2


Wt Range
255-295
300-345
350-395
405-440
450-485
500-530
550-585


Avg Wt Price Range
269 99.00-104.00
317 94.00-104.00
375 89.00-96.00
423 88.00-96.00
460 85.00-90.00
511 85.00-91.00
571 82.00-88.00


Avg Price
105.06
87.94


Avg Price
102.39
97.46
91.1
89.2
87.49
88.13
84.99


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
.210-245 231 102.00-109.00
265-295 279 94.00-99.00 9
310-345 332 85.00-94.00
360-395 376 84.00-89.00
400-445 419 81.00-85.00
450-480 461 82.00-87.00
510-525 515 78.00-84.00 'E
580-595 588 78.00-80.00
675-695 685 70.00-74.00


Feeder Heifers Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
275 275 80.00-81.00
360-385 374 75.00-80.00

Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
820-1125 974 40.00-65.00
1370-1395 1382 50.00-53.50

Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1.
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
825-1010 925 600.00-750.00


-
2^


Avg Price
105.5
96.73
90.19
87.07
84.34
84.69
80.64
79.01
71.97


Avg Price
80.5.
76.75


Avg Price
48.59
51.77

2
Avg Price
669.23


Broad Sale
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
Avg 560l1bs 96.70
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Avg 510 lbs 90.75


Ellisville Livestock Report
Weighted Average Report for 07/08/2009


Receipts: 712 Last Week: closed Year Ago: 610
Compared to two weeks ago: Slaughter cows and
bulls were steady, feeder steers and heifers were
unevenly steady. Supply and demand were moderate.
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs 62 percent,
(42 percent steers, 20 percent heifers), over 600
lbs 1 percent, (1 percent steers, 11 percent heifers),
slaughter cows and bulls 28 percent, replacement
cows 9 percent.

Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1310-1585 1456 46.00-51.00 49.16

Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
909-1176 1049 47.00-51.50 48.99
1146-1151 1148 54 54.00 HD
1229-1568 1409 47.50-51.50 49.54
1239-1491 1345 52.00-55.00 53.36 HD

Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
702-793 759 38.00-40.50 38.86 LD
807-1.197 954 41.00-48.00 44.49,
838-1141 926 35.00-40.00 38.42 LD

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1306-1358 1332 55.00-56.00 55.51
1493 1493 53.5 53.50 LD
1540-1890 1674 54.00-59.50 56.58
2319 2319 62 62.00 HD


1513


1513 51


51.00 LD


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
180-191 189 155.00-185.00. 179.28
200-226 213 133.00-150.00 140.98
255-293 282 113.00-126.00 116.95
300-330 312 110.00-119.00 114.7
350-394 362 104.00-108.00 106.81
401-438 416 97.00-103.00 101.27
564-575 569 89.00-91.00 90.01

Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3


Wt Range
250-290
310-342
352-392
400-446
452-499
504-549
555-590
650-663


AvgWt
278
321
373
428
472
526
574
656


Price Range
104.00-113.00
100.00-111.00
96.00-103.00
85.00-94.00
84.00-92.00
79.00-86.00
79.00-87.00
77.00-78.00


Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
210-243 231 90.00-110.00
264-297 274 82.00-94.00
395-396 , 396 89.00-93.00
472-496 484 80

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
185-189 18.6 150.00-175.00


Avg Price
110.85
103.68
99.72
88.99
88.36
82.93
82.98
77.5


Avg Price
100.27
85.74
91
80


Avg Price
158.27


200
265-266
329-348
354-399
409-445
459-492
500-526


200
266
344-
-375
422
476
508


120.00-122.00
101.00-105.00
88.00-90.00
88.00-95.00
85.00-92.00
84.00-90.00
84.00-89.00


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3


Wt Range
206-240
277-290
326-338
360-389
409-443
475-493
509-539
565


Avg Wt
227
284
333
373
431
483
524
565


Price Range
96.00-109.00
85.00-87.00
79.00-84.00
75.00-80.00
76.00-82.00
75.00-83.00
74.00-80.00
76.00-80.00


Feeder Heifers Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
273-290 282 79.00-80.00
300-333 320 70.00-80.00

Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
700-796 752 43.00-66.00
814-1129 937 42.00-78.00


121
103
89.51
90.35
87.19
86.02
86.4

3
Avg Price
100.57
86.02
80.79
77.32
78.06
78.64
76.91
78


Avg Price
79.48
72.57

Avg Price
54.68
55.32


Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
853-952 889 580.00-680.00 643.56


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Times Feet Sunset Time Visible


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3:49 p.m.
10:27 p.m.
3:09 a.m.
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5:08 p.m.
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10:32 a.m.
6:36 p.m.
1:20 a.m.
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1.76:44 a.m.
3.98:32 p.m.
0.7
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,2.16:44 a.m.
4 8:32 p.m.
0.3
2.96:45 a.m.
2.38:32 p.m.
4.2
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3.16:46 a.m.
2.38:31 p.m.
4.4
-0.4
3.36:46 a.m.
2.18:31 p.m.
4.6
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3.46:47 a.m.
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4.8
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3.56:47 a.m.
1.68:30 p.m.
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1.66:44 a.m.
3.48:33 p.m.
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3.58:33 p.m.
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2.76:46 a.m.
2.28:32 p.m.
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Rise 1:13 a.m.
Set 3:10 p.m.


Rise 1:56 a.m.
Set 4:16 p.m.

Rise 2:45 a.m.
Set 5:24 p.m.


Rise 3:44'a.m.
Set 6:29 p.m.


Rise 4:51 a.m.
Set 7:28 p.m.


Rise 6:04 a.m.
Set 8:21 p.m.


Rise 7:17 a.m.
Set 9:06 p.m.



Rise 1:14 a.m.
Set 3:11 p.m.


Rise 1:56 a.m.
Set 4:17 p.m.

Rise 2:46 a.m.
Set 5:24 p.m.


Rise 3:44 a.m.
Set 6:30 p.m.


Date


High/ Tide.
Low Times


19 High 11:38 a.m.
45 19 Low 7:35 p.m.
Mon 20 High 2:13 a.m.
20 Low 7:06 a.m.
20 High 12:38 p.m.
34 20 Low 8:26 p.m.
Tues 21 High 2:57 a.m.
21 Low 8:01 a.m.
24 21 High 1:35 p.m.
21 Low 9:12 p.m.
Wed 22 High 3:34 a.m.
22 Low 8:52 a.m.
14 22 High 2:29 p.m.
22 Low 9:55 p.m.
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12:08 a.m.
5:25 a.m.
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11:39 a.m.
8:12 p.m.
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7:43 a.m.
12:39 p.m.
9:03 p.m.
2:58 a.m.
8:38 a.m.
1:36 p.m.
9:49 p.m.
3:35 a.m.
9:29 a.m.
2:30 p.m.
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Height/ Sunrise/
Feet Sunset


3.9
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2 8:32 p.m.
4
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Time Visible



Rise 4:51 a.m.
Set 7:29 p.m.


Rise 6:04 a.m.
Set 8:22 p.m.


Rise 7:17 a.m.
Set 9:07 p.m.



Rise 1:13 a.m. * 4
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Players' Summer Youth Production



offers something for kids of all ages


Story and photos by Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

If watching cute children act like
silly adults is something that interests
you (and why wouldn't it?), your top
priority this and/or next weekend
should be to visit the Chief Theatre
to see the Suwannee Valley Players'
summer youth production.
"Class Acts," which opens Friday,
involves over 30 children from Levy,
Gilchrist, Dixie and Alachua Counties
ranging in age from 7 to 17.
Originally a production of two
short plays ("Haunted Hamlet" and
"Don't Touch That Dial"), a third play
was added after auditions brought
forward more children than expected.
"Oh My Word" is the first act and
involves a cast of 15 of the younger
set of children.
Summer youth productions are held
every year by the Suwannee Valley
Players; however this is the first year
the youth have stepped up as head
directors.
"Oh My Word's" director, 17-year-
old Chiefland High School student
Emily Baker, has been involved with
the Suwannee Valley Players for five
years and was last seen in May's "Into
the Woods."
Since so many auditioned and
the Players wanted to make sure all
children were given a speaking part,
she was asked to direct "Oh My
Word," the last-minute addition.
"To tell you the God's honest truth,
I don't like directing," Emily said. "I
like being on stage or backstage."
"It [directing] takes a lot more work
than you would think," she said. "You
have to keep your eye on everyone
onstage to make sure they actually do
what they're supposed to be doing."
It's no wonder, considering "Oh
My Word" is a short production that
includes all of the youngest thespians.
However, if for no other reason, you
cannot help but enjoy the play after
seeing the cutest characters spouting
off the most ridiculous lines, like the
yellow pages - not the phonebook,
actual castle pages dressed in yellow
- called in for information.
"Don't Touch That Dial" is
presented next and is called the
"monster" by Mike Humphries,
"Class Acts'" producer and father
of the director, 14-year-old Rachel
Humphries.
Humphries calls it the "monster"
because the play includes a cast of
over 30 children, which can be a
handful even on the best of days.
But it seems Rachel, a student at
Oak Hall in Gainesville who assistant-
directed in "Acting Up" in the summer
of 2007, enjoys the pressure.
"The best part about it, definitely,
is getting to know all the kids and
being the person everyone comes to,"
she said.
The storyline revolves around
two siblings, Sally and Charlie, who
fight over the TV remote control until
it breaks. As unluck would have it,
they're offered a new, magical remote
that ends up sucking them into the TV
world, where they witness the fanatics
of TV in the making.
As you can imagine, there is a moral
of the story, which is not outshined by
the over-the-top remaking of some of
TV's most popular shows like "Who
Want to be a Millionaire?"; "Judge
Judy"; "The Bachelor"; and the
hilarious "The Real World."
The third and final act is "Haunted
Hamlet," directed by 16-year-old Erik
Lange from Bronson.
"'Haunted Hamlet" answers the
question: What would happen if
various Shakespearean characters
(including those from Romeo and
Juliet, Hamlet, and The Taming of
the Shrew) were intertwined? And
furthermore, how would that story be
told if it was written by Shakespeare's
bitter descendent?
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"Yellow Pages" Reiley Beauchamp and Katie Lastra provide information.to "Lord Fingers" played by
William Basham in the play "Oh My Word," directed by 17-year-old Emily Baker.


Brian Efferen, Kelci Grant and Erik Lange play Randy, Paula and Simon, respectively, from the TV show
"American Idol" in "Don't Touch That Dial," directed by 14-year-old Rachel Humphries.


"Kate," played by Sina Khaleel, argues with "Juliet," played by Emily
Baker, while "Romeo," played by Micha Popp, looks on. The Shake-.
spearean characters come together in "Haunted Hamlet" directed by
16-year-old Erik Lange.


It's nothing like anything anyone's
seen before, Erik said.
"It's action, romance, intrigue and
hilarity all rolled into one experience,"
he said.
The interesting thing about this
production is that many of the actors
were in the Suwannee Valley Players'
Romeo and Juliet in the spring of
2008.
Erik, who played Benvolio in last
year's Romeo and Juliet and assistant-
directed in last summer's "Treasure
Island," said directing has been a very
rewarding experience, even despite
the Players' limited resources.


"I .like having the ability to create
something - an expression of heart, as
I hope it seems to be," he said.
"Class Acts" Producer Mike
Humphries said all of the children
have been working very hard to get
the show and the theatre ready for
opening night.
The Players are a non-profit
organization running on a shoestring
budget, he said. I la ing so many
children take part in this summer's
youth production, 30 instead of the
usual 20, means more parents and
families are involved and more tickets
are sold.


"Lord Fingers," played by William
Basham, improvs with stand-
in Rachel Humphries in "Oh My
Word."
A retired firefighter from Dade
County, he said he's had the children
help clean up the theatre inside and
out, mowing vacuuming and taking
out the trash.
"We're trying to get the kids to
do as much as possible, to instill a
sense of pride and ownership in the
community theatre," he said.

"Class Acts" will be showing at
the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave.,
Chiefland. this and next Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunlay at 2:30
p. m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for
students and fiee for children under 6.


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'TIRED' BUSINESS


"Yeah, these will work,"
Vemn said after a quick
inspection. (At least I guess
that was his name, else he
was wearing somebody else's
shirt.) Anyway, he whipped
out a crisp $10 bill and shoved
it at my best friend Ray. "Kid,
tell your dad if he's got any
more tires we can re-tread,
they're worth five bucks a
piece."
Our mouths flung open
and we stood there speechless
watching Vern bounce those
two old bald tires off the
tailgate and into the shop.
Ray motioned for me
to help him push-start the
pickup and we whisked off
into morning traffic. A lesser
kid might have been rattled
facing rush hour without brakes,


Ray could down-shift like nobody's business. Shucks,
I'd been riding with him in his dad's company trucks
since we were old enough to man a chainsaw. Ray'd
have no problem passing the driving portion of his test
next-year when he turned 15. It was just the written
part that concerned me; and that look he was getting
in his eyes.
"Let me guess," I ventured, "We're going into the
tire business."
"You got it," he confirmed, "Ifthat dumb Vern
fellow will buy old tires for five bucks apiece we can't
afford not to!"
Ray's plan basically consisted of stealing the old
tires out by Vern's dumpster and selling them back to
him. It sounded reasonable to me.
First we decided to bump-by Ray's house just
long enough to toss that $10 at his dad and grab the
keys to a bigger truck, Thankfully his dad was too
busy rebuilding the stump grinder to notice and we
skedaddled out of there before we even had to pretend
to hear his warnings about .the faulty clutch.
Stripping gears all the way backto the tire shop,
we snuck up behind the dumpster and flung seven-
and-a-half old worn out tires into the bed.
"That's got to be at least a hundred bucks right
there," Ray gloated. I didn't know about his math, but
I was starting to catch the vision.
"Why don't we try some other tire places," I
suggested, "They might all accidentally throw out
their old tires."
Ray nodded and we tore off - daydreaming of
immense riches - determined to dive every dumpster
in Memphis.
We must've been a sight to .see pulling up to Vern's
shop that night just before closing. The poor old truck
was sagging under the weight of those tightly stacked
rubber rejects. Ray and I each wore mask of black
sweat and grime and scarcely had the energy to slide


out of the truck, though we
each figured to soon be the
richest kids around.
Vern walked out
skeptically and pulled a
tire down off the heap. He
turned it slowly in his hands.
I looked over to see a white
streak etched in the night. It
was Ray's big toothy smile.
Vernon pulled down another
tire, then another; then he
turned to us solemnly to
explain the requirements of
a potential re-tread.
That was the day I
learned that if something
sounds too good to be true,
Ray probably suggested it.
We'd spent the entire day
digging for Fool's Gold,


now we would spend most
of the night re-depositing it.
I wish I could say at that point I'd grown tired of
being "tired," and that I got out of the tire business
altogether. Yet, the truth is I went right on bobbing
for every carrot the devil dangled in front of me,
diving every dumpster, reaching for any sandy,
mirage that popped up before me promising some
sort of relief from the emptiness I was experiencing
in my heart.
I was a grown man before I finally called out
for relief. To my surprise, Jesus was the One who
answered. He must've been there waiting the
whole time! His love turned out to be the missing
piece of my puzzle I'd been searching for.
Nowadays I find myself strongly identifying
with the Apostle Paul's summary' of his life.
Despite previously being regarded as hugely
successful by the world's standards, Paul declared,
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared
with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my
Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything
else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could
gain Christ... Philippians 3:8 NLT.
Okay, so I admit, 1 could've never been classified
as hugely successful, and the "garbage" reference
might be viewed a little more literally in my case,
but the sentiments expressed are no less relevant
in my heart.
But anyway - I still remember looking over at
Ray's grimy mug just before we pulled up to Vern's
that night. Grinding the brakes to a stop he'd said
smugly, "There's a sucker born every minute." He
sure was right. The good news is every sucker born
can be born again.

- Guy Sheffield
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Community Events


Free family movies, Friday nights
The. Chiefland United Methodist Church is
showing free family nMovies on Friday nights. Come
and bring your chairs for outdoor fun in the field (US
27A) near the church. Come about 8 p.m. for the drive-
up movie of the week. The movie starts at dark. Check
the church sign on US 19/98 for the current movie of
the week.

Guardian ad Litem accepting donations
The Guardian ad Litem Program for Levy and
Gilchrist counties are accepting back-to-school
supplies for children currently being served by the
program. Any items from backpacks, reams of paper,
spiral notebooks, folders, binders, pencils, pens, color
pencils, or gift cards for supplies are greatly needed
for these children. Donations can be dropped off at
the Guardian ad Litem office in Levy County at 295
S. Court St., Bronson, or Gilchrist County at 119 E.
Wade St., Trenton'. Or arrange for a pickup. Deadline
for these items is Friday, August 21.
Starting school'with these supplies would make
a difference in a child's life. It will be one less thing
these children have to be without this school year
For further information' or questions, please
contact Jenni Ellis at (352) 486-3308 or (352) 463-
3135.

Recreational Advisory Committee Meeting, July 16
The City of Chiefland Recreational Advisory
Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on
July 16 at 12 p.m. in Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park
Ave.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, individuals with disabilities needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the office of the City Manager at City
Hall, 493-6711.
For more information, contact Laurie Copeland,
financial project coordinator, 493-6711.

American Legion Post 91 and Auxiliary meeting,
Julyl6
The American Legion Post. 91 and Auxiliary in
Trenton will have its monthly meeting and dinner on
July 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a donation dinner
and the meeting starting after the dinner. We ask those
attending to bring a dessert or veggie to share. Please
support your Post by attending.
The new Officers would like your support and help
in moving the Post forward in the community.

WRPC Board of Directors meeting, July 16
The Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council
Board of Directors' meeting is scheduled for Thursday,
July 16, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the
Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council office
located at 1241 SW 10 Street, Ocala, FL 34471-0323.
Included in the agenda for Regular Business will
be: WRPC 2009/2010 Budget; Hazard Analysis.
contracts.
The next meeting will be on August 20, 2009 at 7
p.m. in Ocala.

Suwannee Valley Players "Class Acts," July 17-19,
24-26


The cast of "Class Acts." (Courtesy photo)

Join our cast of 34 children from Levy,
Gilchrist, Alachua and Dixie counties in
the three enchanting comedies at , the SVP
summer youth production: Class Acts.
"Oh My Word" is a comedic "play" on words involving
a deranged banker, a lot of fingers, the yellow pages,
and other fun characters. "Haunted Hamlet" by Steve
Cross explores what would have happened if Hamlet,
Romeo and Juliet, and other Shakespeare plays all
intertwined, as told by William's descendant, Wilma.
"Don't Touch That Dial" by Samara Siskind is the story
of two kids who watch too much TV and suddenly
find themselves trapped in all of their favorite shows.
The show goes up on July 17 and runs until the
26th. It is showing Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, is Student/
Senior Night with $1 off regular ticket prices. Regular
ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for students, and
free admission to children 6 years of age and younger.
Shows are performed at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park
Ave., Chiefland. For any additional information,
please call (352) 493-ARTS or visit our Web site at
www.svplayers.com. Come out and see it, you'll have
a capitol time!
Haunted Hamlet and Don't Touch That Dial are
produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn
Publishers, LLC.

Sheppard Family Reunion, July 18
The Sheppard Family Reunion will be held on July
18, starting at 10 a.m. at Alicia Hudson's home.
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We will have a covered dish lunch. Please bring
information to update family history. Also, old family
photos to show and stories to tell. If you have any old
family recipes to share, we would love to have them.
For more information, call Pam at (352) 538-1845
or e-mail her at plowens54@netscape.net

Bullride and Arena Dance, July 18
'Cub Scout Pack 514 will have a Bullride & Arena
Dance at 8 p.m. at Carter's Arena located on the comer
of CR345 and CR 347.
Tickets are $10 at the gate. Tickets for students (K-
.12) will be $5 at the gate.
Advance tickets are $8 and sold at Chiefland Farm
Supply and Carter's Crossroads Country Store. Come
on out and enjoy some bullriding action followed by
an arena dance until midnight. Proceeds go to help our
local Cub Scout Pack 514. Questions? call 493-0310

CAAA signups, July 18 and July 25
The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will be
holding sign-ups for football and cheerleading on July
18 and July 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Strickland
Park. Registration fees are $65. For more information,
please contact Jimmy at (352) 493-4225 or Rissa at
(352) 535-5301. Practice will begin on August 3 at
Strickland Park. Games will begin in September.

Nettles-Parrish-Polk Reunion, July 19
The annual Parrish-Nettles-Polk reunion will be
held Sunday, July 19, at Hart Springs Park, Pavilion
A. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m., come early and stay
late. Bring your favorite covered dish and a good story.
We look forward to seeing everyone again this year.
Remember all paper goods will be provided. If you
have any questions, please contact Patti at (352) 871-
3960 or Elaine at (352) 472-2443

Dixie Amateur Radio Klub meeting, July 20
The Dixie Amateur Radio Klub is letting the
public know that we are in a membership drive. We
are now accepting new membership applications for
our Amateur Radio club. If you ever thought that you
would like to get your Amateur Radio License, now's
the time to do it.
The club is starting up study classes
on how to get your license from the FCC.
The Dixie Amateur Radio Klub is a club of licensed
amateur radio (ham) operators and persons interested
in amateur radio. Members come mostly from Dixie,
Gilchristand Levy Counties. There is no age limitforclub
membership or to be a licensed Amateur radio operator.
The club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay
League (ARRL). Amateur radio provides an exciting
hobby for persons interested in personal radio contact
with others of similar interest locally and worldwide.
In times of emergency, Hams often provide the only
reliable means of communication for emergency
workers or with anyone outside the emergency area.
The club meets on the air on Monday evenings at 8
p.m. on the frequency of 147.390Mhz. using the
club-owned Chiefland repeater. The members meet
face-to-face on the third Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Lighthouse restaurant in Fanning Springs.
Visitors are welcome. Please come at least an hour
early if you plan to dine before the meeting.
Our next monthly meeting is July 20 at 7 p.m.
The 2009 Club President is Don Sykes KG3M.
Don can be reached at (352) 486-2487 or e-mail
kg3m@bellsouth.net. The club's Vice President is Bob
Gay K8RAG. Bob may be reached at (352) 463-6710 or
e-mail k8ragl@gmail.com. Please let us know if you
will be able to attend the meeting and bring a friend,

Chiefland Elementary School "Round-Up," July
21-23
All incoming kindergartners are highly
recommended to come to Chiefland Elementary
School for placement testing. This testing is open to all
kindergartners, even those who have been retained and
those who have not taken Pre-K. Testing will take place
from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 21; 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22; and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thursday,
July 23.
Call the school office between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
to schedule, (352) 493-6040.

SVP auditions for "The Seven Year Itch," July 21
and 25
Suwannee Valley Players announces auditions for
its upcoming production of "The Seven Year Itch," a
comedy written by George Axelrod.
Richard Sherman roams restlessly around his empty
apartment, bemoaning the fact that his wife of seven
years, and their son, have just walked out on him.
Then, without warning, a gigantic flower pot tumbles
down from an overhead balcony, nearly putting him
permanently out of his misery. The jarring event has a
strange effect on Richard. He now sees his marriage as
wasted time and feels it necessary to exercise his libido
as quickly as possible. Suddenly reborn, he invites the
delectable doll who lives on the floor above to come
down for an evening of temptation. The night doesn't
quite go the way he thought it would, as morality and
guilt sneak into his head. In his conscience-literally
following him about the apartment-a soul-struggle of
heroic and hilarious proportions ensues.


Auditions will be held at the Chief Theater, 25 E.
Park Ave. in Chiefland on July 21 (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.
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and July 25 (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at the Chief Theatre.
Show dates are Oct. 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m., Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
and Oct. 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel
French the casting call is for six men, five women, and
one boy. There are also opportunities for behind-the-
scenes personnel including costume design/sewing, set
and scenery design/construction, .stage and house crew,
and other areas. For more information, contact us at
(352) 493-2787 or suwanneevalleyplayers@gmail.com.
You may also find up-to-date information on our website
at www.svplayers.org.

Levy County Tourist Development Council meeting,
July 23
The Levy County Tourist Development Council
will meet on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at the Levy
County Visitor's Bureau at 620 N. Hathaway Ave. in
Bronson. This meeting is open to the public.

Free 4-H Fun Day, July 25
There will be a free 4-H Fun Day Saturday, July 25,
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Class & Clover Equestrian
Facility (Old Hope Arena), 2561 S.E. 168th Ave.,
Morriston.
Bring your horse with negative coggins. If you don't
have a horse, come anyway; there will be buddy games
designed for teams. Also bring your drinks and chairs.
Hot dogs and chips.will be provided.
Call (352) 528-0459 to reserve a spot. Registration
is at 8 a.m. Games are from at 9-11 a.m.
Then there will be a break for table games and lunch
and games will resume at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Christmas in July Book Sale, July 25
The 1s' Annual Christmas in July Book Sale will
be held Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the Winn-Dixie store on Noble Avenue in Williston.
Donations of $0.25 for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks,
and all proceeds go to the "farm" funds for Feisty Acres
Inc., a not-for-profit feline sanctuary.

Levy County Republican Executive Committee
meeting, July 27
The regular monthly meeting of the Levy County
Republican Executive Committee (LCREC) has
been rescheduled for the month of July from the third
Monday, July 20, to the fourth Monday, July 27, at
BubbaQue's Restaurant in Chiefland. We will start
with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by our
meeting at 7 p.m. Call the Levy County Republican
Executive Committee at 877-734-LEVY (5389) for
more information.

Free poetry contest, deadline July 31
A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a special
poetry contest being sponsored by The Celestial Arts
Society. The contest is free and open to poets of any
age. Fifty prizes totaling $5,000 in all will be awarded.
Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any
style will be accepted.
Entries must be received by. July 31 and may be
submitted by mail to Free Poetry Contest, 704 First St.,
Golden, CO 80403, or enter at www.freecontest.com.
Your name and address must appear on the page
with the poem. To receive a winners list, please enclose
a self-addressed stamped envelope with your entry.

Gospel Fest, July 26 and August 1
WE SOAR, Inc. invites each of you to attend the 8th
Annual Gospel Fest on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m.
- 5 p.m. at the Williston Elementary SchoolAuditorium,
801 S. Main St. This free event is a celebration of
Gospel Music and is open to the public. Come out and
enjoy various soloists, 'choirs, ensembles, quartets,
instrumentalists, performing-arts ministries bringing us
the best intraditional, contemporary and Southerngospel.
Also join us on Sunday evening, July 26, at 6:30 for
the Pre-Festival Concert featuring Youth N Harmony
(Gospel Fest youth choir), the Gospel Fest Mass
Choir and other guests. This event will be held at
the Unity Temple of Deliverance Intl in Williston.
For more information, please contact Mimi Johnson
at (352) 361-6528 or (352) 528-2170 or e-mail
willistonfest@hotmail.com.

Grandpa Poley Horne family reunion, August 2
There will be a family reunion for the Grandpa
Poley Homrne family on Sunday, August 2, at the Levy
County Quilt Museun. Bring food, music and enjoy
the day. Call 493-2801 for more information.

School Board public hearing, August 4
The School Board of Levy County will hold a
Public Hearing at its office, 480 Marshburn Drive,
Bronson, on Tuesday, August 4, at 7 p.m. to adopt/
amend the following School Board Policies:
5.35 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
6.06 Years of Service Defined for Administrative
and Instructional Personnel
6.36 Employee Experience for Salary Purposes
Persons having questions concerning the proposed
adoptions/amendments should contact Jeff Edison,
Director of Administration, School Board of Levy
County, Bronson, at (352) 486-5231. Copies of the


proposed changes may be obtained, at cost, from
the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 480
Marshburn Drive, Bronson.


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Chiefland youth learn about Florida snakes

Submitted

Friday, July 10, the Chiefland Library requested a
speaker from the Levy Soil and Water Conservation
to give a talk on Florida Snakes. The speaker brought.
along a few friends ... one in particular gave his life
for education you might say. What could that have
been you are asking? The youth did not see a mounted
rattlesnake that was cleverly placed under a chair
along the wall in the library, where the youth had to
pass by. The reason for this placement was to call to
the attention of everyone, that a venomous snake can
be very close and never make a sound. The youth
were amazed at the fact they never saw the snakes
until it was pointed out to them. The adults were
very impressed that they too did not notice a snake
that close to everyone. (The snake was shown to the
library education coordinator so she was aware that
this was NOT a live rattlesnake)
The youth were asked about how many types of
snakes live in Florida? Some replied with hundreds,
60, 30. Actually there are about 44-45 snakes in
Florida. The youth were then asked how many of these

See Snake, Page 12B



Graduate


Annie Voyles graduated magna cum laude
from the United States Sports Academy with a
Master of Sports Science in Sports Coaching
during the Spring of 2009.

The Academy is based in Daphne,
Alabama, and is the only accredited, sports-
specific institution in the United States offering
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree
programs. Annie completed her entire degree
online.

During the two years Annie spent studying
for her advanced degree, she worked full-time
as the softball pitching coach at Presbyterian
College in Clinton, South Carolina, helping the
private college make the transition to the NCAA
Division 1 level.

As.an undergraduate, Annie was an honor
student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca


Raton where she received her bachelor's
degree ipn 2007. She was defensively perfect
for the FAU Owls softball team as a catcher
her senior year, and hit in the winning run
that gave the school its second consecutive
conference championship in her two years
with the team.

FAU recognized Annie as a top scholar
athlete for her academic, athletic and
community service achievements, including
organizing the university's inaugural "Strike
Out Cancer" weekend that has raised
thousands for the American Cancer Society.

A top graduate of Trenton High School in
2003, Annie was a four-time All-State softball
player. Annie is the daughter of Dennis and
Karen Voyles of Bronson. She attended
elementary and middle school in Bronson.


Movie Choices for Kids


I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER
(Running time: 102 minutes)
Rated PG-13
Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust, Jack
Carpenter

This coming-of-age comedy wasn't
funny or charming. The only thing that
kept me from leaving was the wad of
gum fastening me to the back of my
chair.
The movie starts out beautifully. It's
graduation and the class valedictorian, a
super geeky guy, is making his speech.
In it, he tells people in the class things
that he observed about them, like the
bully who was really sexually abused
and who is anorexic. And he tells the hot
captain of the cheerleading squad that
he loves her. That is a great beginning
that goes nowhere.
The movie then proceeds to jump
from stupid episode to stupid episode,


trying to be funny. Instead of clever, it
was just boring. Beth (Panettiere) is a
reckless driver and that's supposed to be
funny. Denis (Rust) is chased down by
Beth's military boyfriend. The boyfriend
wrecks Denis' house and threatens to
kill Denis. Does he call the police? No.
Watching him get punched in the nose
aiid his kitchen destroyed is supposed to
be funny. It's not.
Denis' best friend is presumed gay
by Denis and the rest of the school, but
he insists he isn't. That's supposed to be
funny. It's not. The movie never does
anything original or cute or surprising
after the first nine minutes. It skirts real
teen issues, like abusive parents, and
makes them cartoonish.
Beth Cooper is the only character
with any real substance. And we see that
intermittently. It appears that ILove You,
Beth Cooper is a poor man's American
Pie - the original teen coming-of-age
comedy. So rent that and don't waste


your time on this.
There are scenes of implied sex and
drinking. There is violence, including
someone getting hit by a car and some
bad language. There is one poignant
scene by the lake, but otherwise there
is nothing redeemable about ILove You,
Beth Cooper.

WHATEVER WORKS
, (Running time: 92 minutes)
Rated PG- 13
Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood,
Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley

This comedy written and directed
by Woody Allen has many of his
wonderfully funny one-liners. But as he
gets older and the main male characters
in his movies get older, his leading
ladies get younger. This time the under-
21-year-old marries the man with gray
hair.


Boris (David) is a disillusioned older
man who gives up his successful life,
wife and drop-dead apartment to live
the Bohemian lifestyle downtown and
teach chess in the park for a living. He's
a brilliant scientist and completely self-
obsessed. He takes in a young runaway
to give her shelter for a night and the
movie takes off from there.
The plot is good. The humor is adult.
But I,can't see teens being interested in
an older man's obsession with illness
and death or a young woman's obsession
with the older man. Although there is no
violence or bad language, Mr. Allen's
portrayal of alternative sexual lifestyles
makes the movie inappropriate for kids
undet 16 or 18. The one-liners are the
funny part; the rest is a tiresome 74-
year-old man unsuccessfully fighting
aging. Although Whatever Works,
which seems to be Mr. Allen's mantra
these days, is hilarious for anyone
over 50, I1 doubt it will appeal to teens.


Watch the fur fly


You would think with all of my animal adventures
that I would know of this new business recently
launched out of Denver, but I've been too busy
sweeping up dog and cat fur (with a little sand
thrown in) to notice this latest addition to the airline
industry.
Pet Airways is the name and they are proud to
transport your precious pet from the home base to
a choice of cities in the country: Los Angeles, New
York, Chicago, and D.C. (Are you surprised to see
the destinations? No, I wasn't either. The rest of us
live in fly-over country, anyway.)
For a mere $200-$300, you can send Fido or
Fluffy across the fruited plain, assured that they will
arrive healthy and happy. You see, they are the only
"pawsengers" (their word) since these fowl flights
carry no humans other than the crew. Said pawsengers
ride in separate pet carriers stacked atop each other
in the main cabin of the plane. No quibbling over
first class or tourist here; everyone gets a box with
a metal grate door. Aisle or window seat is a moot
point, also.


If you're a good owner, you might send a "comfy
blanket or "healthy treat" or maybe their own "travel
water bottle," items suggested on the company's
Web site to make the trip more enjoyable for the
furry family member. Oh, and don't forget the extra
pooper-scooper bags. Yes, it actually says that.
Somehow, I don't think the qualifications for
stewardesses are as stringent as would be for other,
shall we say, people-oriented airlines. It's not like
they're serving peanuts and champagne, although
I feel sure they would like some of the latter after
several hours in the air with what can only be a very
vocal menagerie. You just know that inflammatory
insults are flying through the air between the cool
cats and pampered pooches, while the little piggies
are crying, "Wee, wee, wee-all the way home."
And what about the birds? (Not - Hitchcock,
real birds.) I don't think they're on the accepted
pawsenger list. It's just as well; if God had meant
them to fly, He would have given them wings. Oh,
right. He did.
Anyway, somewhere along the yellow brick road


of my life, I also missed the fact that you are now
able to purchase pet insurance. Fortunately, Snoopy
was not aware of it, either, or he would be convinced
that we have it, and caused his "almost-early demise"
a couple of weeks ago when lightning struck not 20
feet from his scaredy-cat paws.
He would not be the ideal pawsenger for this
airline, I assure you. When loud noises, such as
fireworks, guns, thunder or maybe a plane taking
off, occur within his hearing, which is incredibly
keen, (unless you are calling him and then he feigns
deafness), he completely freaks out and tries to crawl
inside of the nearest human. Not to worry. I don't see
dog flights in our financial future any time soon.
I do wish this company the best. Obviously, theic
is a need that is being filled here: to get very wealthy
pets from point A to point B. We won't know if it
takes off or not for a while to come; meanwhile, just
watch the fur fly.

'Til next time,
Wanda Kaye







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water side of town. Cute little
barn shaped house with upper
sleeping loft. Upper & lower
porches overlook the canal.
Furnished home is ready for your
family. $160,000.00.


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100 Miscellaneous
105 Personals
110 Lost & Found
115 Notices
125 Services
130 Free
135 Volunteer Opportunity
140 Announcements
145 Entertainment
150 Musical Instruments
18855 Schools & Instruction
200 Employment
210 Help Wanted - Full Time
240 Help Wanted - Part Time
245 Work Wanted
300 Rentals
30S Apartments for Rent


310 Houses for Rent
315 Mobile Homes for Rent
320 RV Rental Lots
330 Commercial Property for Rent
340 Rooms - Room-mate
545 Wanted to Rent
400 Real Estate
405 Condos - Apartments for Sale
410 Houses for Sale
415 Mobile Homes for Sale
435 Commercial Property for Sale
440 Vacant Lots for Sale
445 Wanted to Buy
500 For Sale
508 Antiques
510 Auctions
515 Yard Sale


520 Building Materials
528 Appliances
535 Pets 8 Animals
540 LiveStock
645 Good Things to Eat
550 Farm Products
555 Automobiles
560 Estate Sale
570 Swap, Barter or Trade
600 Recreation
605 Boat & Marine
610 Campers & RVs
615 Motorcycles & ATVs
700 Farm
705 Farm Equipment
899 Bids
900 Legals C


F Call Today to place your classified ads in the
Levy County Journal and the Tri-County Advertiser
352-486-2312 or 352-490-4462

Deadline for the Journal: Monday, 12noon
Deadline for the Advertiser: Thursday, 12noon

20 words or less for $5.00
and $.10 for each word after 20

heck out our classified at www.levyjournalonline.com


G) Lost

LOST 2 POMERANIANS:
CR335 & North-South Es-
tates, July 31, REWARD of
$100/each. No questions.
Red female (Dixie),orange/
cr6me boy (BamBam). 352-
528-0082. 7/24pAJf7/16.

LOST - FEMALE PEKIN-
ESE - LARGE CASH RE-
WARD: Black w/white chest,
feet; 91/2 Ibs, pug-nosed,
missing 6/1/09 between Wil-
liston/Bronson, Please bring
back our family member, Call
. 352-441-0145 7/22ApJf7/23.
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LOST 2 DOGS - Male
Rottweiler and female Min-
Pin; super friendly. Lost
behind Bronson Speed-
way. Please call 486-4787
7/15ApJf7/1.6

LOST DOG: REWARD
OFFERED, No questions
asked. Neopolitan Mastiff,
blk/brown brindle, answers
to "Hoch.' Eye disorder-
crooked tail. Family member
wanted back. 352-486-3604.
7/16Jp

G . Services

HOME IMPROVEMENTS:
Vinyl siding, hardi-plank,
porches, decks, all carpen-
try needs; porch swings and
rocking chairs. CALL FOR
FREE ESTIMATES to John
L. Colson @ (352) 463-3849.
8/26ApJf8/27
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LAND CLEARING/SITE
PREP - TrackHoe, bush-hog-
ging, lime-rock driveways,
free estimates & reason-
able rates. No job too small
or too big. 352-221-5503.
8/5pAJf8/6

WILL BUILD - Custom
sheds, storage offices, work-
shops, living quarters, gaze-
bos, screenrooms, etc. Qual-
ity work, licensed, delivery
available. 352-542-2812 or
352-356-1750. 8/5ApJf8/6

HOME & MOBILE HOME
REPAIR: Installation, piers,
foundations, roofs, paint,
interior/exterior. Call Jerry
352-318-0929. tfnpAJf

IRONING - PROFESSION-
ALLY DONE. Local pickup
and delivery. References
on request. 352-542-7696.
7/22ApJf7/23.

K & J's LAWN CARE INC:
Lawn . service, tree work,
bush-hogging; we do it all.
Call Keith 352-463-2287. Li-
censed and Insured. 7/15Jf

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN
& HANDYMAN: All types of
electrical or carpentry work
and odd jobs. Call Gary at
352-528-0268. 7/22pAJf7/23

PHOTOGRAPHY- Main
Street Framing & Photog-
raphy. Reunions, weddings,
family and, individual por-
traits, church directories.
Celebrating our fourth year
in Chiefland. New location
next toChiefland Farm Sup-
ply. 352-493-4747 7/15pAJf

PICTURE FRAMING- Main
Street Framing & Photog-
raphy. Largest selection of
moulding and mat boards
in Levy County. Free quotes
with no obligation. Don't pay
more in Gainesville. Buy lo-
cal. 352-493-4747 7/15pA

POOL CLEANING: A-1
POOLCLEANINGSERVICE,
above-ground & in-ground
pool services. Above-ground
installs. Pressure treated
decks. Honest & Affordable,
serving the Tri-County area.
Call for FREE consultation/
estimate. Residential & Com-
mercial accounts 352-231-


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GUNS AND CONCEALED
WEAPONS PERMITS: Call
(352) 493-4209 for informa-
tion. 7/22ApJf
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LAWNCARE- Cornbread's
Lawn Mowing Service "You
grow it, I'll mow it." Reasonable
and Reliable. Jackie Sheffield
352-463-6498. 7/22ApJ

MOVE - JOE MOVES IT!
Small buildings, boats, etc.
24hr towing, 22'rollback bed.
Reasonable rates. 352-493-
0345. Joe's Towing/Roll-
back. Credit cards accepted.
7/15Ap7/16Jf

SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDSI -
We move 'em. Best price in
town. 352-493-0345. Joe's
Rollback Service. Credit cards
accepted. 7/15Ap7/16Jf

J.O.A.T. 'TOWING: Towing
Services as low as $30.00!
Licensed mobile mechanic;
also general hauling ser-
vices available. License
#MV63031. Call 352-457-
6586. 7/15pAJ

FREE ESTIMATES: Call Ron
with Griffin's Tree Trimming
& Hauling, Inc. Experienced,
Licensed & Insured. 24-hour
service. 352-4934412 or
352-535-5334. 8/5pAJ8/6

@ Volunteer
Opportunities
FLORIDA'S LONG-TERM
CARE OMBUDSMAN PRO-
GRAM needs volunteers to
join its corps of dedicated
advocates who protect the
rights of elders residing in
nursing homes, assisted liv-
ing facilities and adult family
care homes. The program is
comprised of 17 local coun-
cils throughout the state,
and each council is seeking
additional volunteers to iden-
tify, investigate and resolve
residents' concerns. All inter-
ested individuals who care
about protecting the health,
safety, welfare and rights of
long-term care facility resi-
dents who often have no one
else to advocate for them are
encouraged to call toll-free
(888) 831-0404 or visit the
program's web site at http://
ombudsman.myflorida.com.

ANOTHER WAY, INC a do-
mestic violence and rape cri-
sis center is seeking volun-
teers to fill a wide variety of
volunteer positions. If inter-
ested please contact Susan
Blackie at 386 719-2700 ext:
23 or e-mail at susanblackie
@anotherwayinc.net
Help Wanted,
1 Full & Part Time
WE ARE LOOKING FORAN
EXPERIENCED ADVER-
TISING SALES MANAGER
to strengthen our team and
take us to the next level for
popular and growing three-
county advertising publica-
tion serving three rural coun-
ties. Must be effective at
selling advertising in small
communities, and coordi-
nating and guiding other ad
sales people.
The candidate will have en-
ergy, initiative and creativity
along with strong managerial
skills (selecting and develop-
ing talent, coaching, team
building). The Sales Manag-
er will provide strategic and
tactical leadership to ensure
the department achieves
revenue goals. The ideal
candidate will have excep-
tional communication and
selling skills, a strong work
ethic, and a great attitude.
Compensation is commen-
surate with experience. This
is a full-time position with
benefits, including health
insurance and paid ti ie off.
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Help Wanted
Full a Part Time
Candidate must possess
own vehicle and valid driver's
license. If you are interested
in applying for this position,
please send your cover let-
ter, resume, and salary re-
quirements via e-mail to:
hrlc@gatorworks.com.

ADVERTISING SALES
CONSULTANT The Levy
County Journal, a growing
weekly newspaper in rural
Levy County, Fla. is looking
for up to three great people
who would love to put happy
advertisers in our newspa-
per and on our website. If
you are the type of person
who works hard to get others
to accept your ideas, if you
are the best at nailing down
commitments from custom-
ers, and if you have conta-
gious enthusiasm, we are
interested in speaking to you
soon. Newspaper sales ex-
perience is desired. Salary
commensurate with experi-
ence and/or ability. We are
located in a scenic area that
offers outstanding summer
recreational opportunities.
Email resume and cover let-
ter to hrlc@gatorworks.com

WILLISTON
ehahiliatiu :& Nuring Ccnier

LPNS
Williston Rehab
& Nursing Center
is currently accepting
applications for
Licensed Practical Nurses
(LPNs)
to fill positions as part of
our nursing team.

As an employee of
Williston you'll receive:
*COMPETITIVE SALAR
*STRONG BENEFITS
*Employee recognition
programs
*Flexible schedules
*Strong management
team

Full-Time / Part-Time /
PRN Openings!
7-3, 3-11 & 11-7

Requirements for consid-
eration:
- Current LPN Licensure
in the state of FL
- Prior Long Term Care
Experience Highly Pre-
ferred
Criminal Background
check and drug screen re-
quired for all candidates.

To apply, please e-
mail your resume to
Jobs@CQCare.com
You may also fax your
resume to (877) 571-1952
or
apply by phone - toll free
(800) 442-1353.
We also accept applica-
tions in person.
Williston Rehabilitation &
Nursing Center
300 N..W. 1t Avenue, Wil-
liston, Florida 32696

ILLISTON
W Abilitatiiun & Nursing Centcr

WILLISTON REHAB
& NURSING CENTER
ASSISTANT DIR. OF
NURSING
Williston LTC SNF seeks
dedicated & highly moti-
vated individ.
w/superb clinical and
people skills!
We offer outstanding
Comp
& benefits package
Requirements:
FL lic. RN,
Prior ADON exp. Pref.
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Call: 800-442-1353
Fax: 877-571-1952


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Williston Rehab & Nursing
300 N.W. 1stAve

PART-TIME COORDINA-
TOR NEEDED FOR LEVY
COUNTY SCHOOLS FOUN-
DATION. Applicant must
have a High School Diploma
and related work experi-
ence in education or other
community organizations.
Job duties include creat-
ing public awareness of the
Foundation's mission, fund-
raising, budget control and
stewardship, event planning,
administering scholarship
programs and bookkeep-
ing/recordkeeping. Send re-
sume and three references
to the Levy County School's
Foundation, P.O. Box 1386,
Bronson, FL 32626. 7/16Jb

SHANDS HOMECARE
REHAB CANDIDATES
NEEDED FOR
HOMECARE!!
Physical Therapists, Physi-
cal Therapist Assistants,
Occupational Therapists,
and Speech Therapists
needed for Lake City, Live
Oak and
surrounding areas.
Work available immediately!
Flexible Scheduling always
available for
Days, Evening and Week-
End work
Qualified candidates apply
on-line at
www.shands.org
OR contact
Mary Lynn Williams, Human
Resources
Phone 800-325-0367, ext.
85387
Email: mlwill@shands.ufl.
edu
Shands supports a drug-free
workplace
EOE/M/F/D/V
7/15AbJf7/16
Apartment For
S Rent
DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA in
Chiefland, $600 per month,
first and $600 security. $40
App. Fee. Non-refundable.
Call Steve at (352) 213-1076.
tfnAbJf

QUADROPLEX in Chiefland,
2BR/1BA, $600 per month,
first & $600 security. $40 App.
Fee. Non-refundable. Call
Steve at (352) 213-1076. tf-
nAbJf

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT
UPSTAIRS with '/ bath;
kitchen, living room, full
bath downstairs. Chiefland,
just off Hwy19 on 1" Street.
$550/month including gar-
bage/water. Requires 1st,
last, plus $300 deposit and
12-month lease. 493-4996
or 949-0094. tfnAbJf..

2 BEDROOM I BATH DU-
PLEX - located at NW 6th
Street, Chiefland. $450 de-
posit, $525 rent. 352-486-
3114 7/15ApJf7/16

2 BEDROOM/1 BATHROOM
APARTMENT FOR RENT in
Williston, $ 500 deposit and
$500 rent/month call 954-
478-6965. 8/5ApJf8/6

G Home For Rent

ARCHER UNIVERSITY
OAKS: 2 bed, 15 acres,
$400; 3 bed, 1 acre, $725;
2 bed,. $475.
ARCHER: Historic 2 bed,
$525; Garage Apt. $350;
Large country home, $800; 3
bed mobile, 5 acres, $750; 4
bed mobile, 1 acre, $800.
ARCHER/WILLISTON
AREA: 3 bed farm house, 8
acres, $700;-2 bed, 2 small
fenced paddocks, $650.
MICANOPY: 3 bed block
home, garage, 1 acre, $700.
Call Homestyle Realty Re-
altors� at 352-495-9915.1


1) Home For Rent

7/15PAJ7/16f

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN VA-
CATION RENTAL: seclud-
ed efficiency nestled in the
mountains of North Carolina.
$50/night, $275/week. Visit
www.thecabininthewoods.
com, 828-735-1930, 828-
735-3368 8/5pAJf8/6
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OLD TOWN 3/2 HOME FOR
RENT on 1 acre. $700 per
month with $700 security.
References required. 352-
542-7093 or 407-453-1015.
7/15ApJf7/16
Mobile Home
For Rent
3BR/2BA DWMH on 5 Acres
in Trenton, $800 per month,
first, last & $400 security.
Month to Month lease. $40
App. Fee. Non-refundable.
Call Steve at (352) 213-
1076. tfnAbJf
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2BR/1BA SWMH city lot in
Trenton, $500 per month,
first, last & $250 security.
One Year Lease. $40 App
Fee. Non-refundable. Call
Steve at (352) 213-1076. tf-
nAbJf

2BR/2BA SWMH in Bron-
son, $575 per month, first,
last & $275 security. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee.
Non-Refundable. Call Steve.
at (352) 213-1076. tfnAbJf

3BR/2BA DWMH in Bron-
son, Ready Aug. 1, $675 per
month, first, last & $350 se-
curity. One Year Lease. $40
App. Fee. Non-refundable.
Call Steve at (352) 213-
1076. tfnAbJf

3BR/2BA DWMH on 4 acres,
Horse ready. Between Tren-
ton and Newberry. $950 per
month, first & security. One
Year Lease. $40 App. Fee.
Non-refundable. Call Steve
at (352) 213-1076. tfnAbJf
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3BR/1BA DWMH on 10
acres in Bell. $650 per
month. First, last & $325
security. $40 App. Fee. Non-
refundable. One Year Lease.
$40 App. Fee. Non-refund-
able. Call Steve at (352)
213-1076. tfnAbJf
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3BR/2BASWMH in Bronson.
$525 per month. First, last &
$275 security. $40 App. Fee.
Non-refundable. Call Steve
at (352) 213-1076. tfnAbJf

FOR RENT IN BRONSON
- 3/2 DW in good condition
$650/month with 11t, Last,
and $400 security. Call Suzie
352-213-3424. 8/5ApJf8/6

MOBILE HOMES FOR
RENT - 3/2 & 3/1. 352-493-
9386, 352-221-2456, 970-
846-8693. 8/5ApJf8/6

MOBILE HOMES FOR
RENT - in Bronson. Three
separate homes/locations:
3/1, 3/2 & 2/2. Section 8 ap-
proved. Call 352-463-6403
for application. 7/22A7/23Jf
GCommercial
Property for Rent
COMMERCIAL SPACE
FOR RENT: Located in
Seventh Heaven Day Spa
complex. We have from
400 sq/feet up to 1500 sq/
feet. Call for Phillip (352)
221-2649. tfnb

UPSTAIRS OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT: 3 offices, total
space, $450.00 per month,
in Chiefland. 493-4996 or
949-0094. tfnAbJf.
3 Rooms/
G Room-mate
ROOM OR ROOM & BOARD
- for rent with fireplace in


Rooms/
GRoom-mate
1850's Victorian home. N/S,
pet lover, private entrance, ,
WI Fl. References required.
Call 352-495-1190 or 352-
745-6933. 7/29ApJf7/30

ROOM FOR RENT with
double bed, bathroom, use
of washer/dryer,kitchen,
den. $400/month, $100 se-
curity, or weekly rate. 352- .
493-4033, 352-949-8845.
7/22ApJf7/23

GS Homes For Sale

KISS YOUR
LANDLORD GOODBYEil
NEW MOBILE HOMES
starting for as little as $150,
Bi-weekly.NO $$$ DOWN
FOR LAND OWNERS!! Call
1-800-477-2492 for details.
Prestige Home Centers.
New, used, and repo. 3
miles north of Wal-Mart on ,
Hwy 19 in Chiefland. tfnb

3/2 COUNTRY COTTAGE
CEDAR HOME - in Bron-
son on �A-acre corner lot.
Upgraded kitchen, new ap-
pliances, laminated wood
floors, enclosed gameroom
off kitchen, large detached
2-car garage, price to sell,
$125,900. FHA/SHIP ap-
proved. Call Suzie 352-213-
3424. 8/5ApJf8/6
S@ Mobile Homes
For Sale
NO DOWN PAYMENT for
land owners (even if you still
owe money on your prop-
erty!) Call Prestige Home
Centers 352-493-2492 or 1-
800-477-2492. tfnb

TIME IS RUNNING OUTI
$$8,000.00 Government .,
Stimulus tax credit. Call for
info-Prestige -Home Centers.
Open on Sundays 12 to 5.
352-493-2492 or 800-477-
2492. AbJbtfn

PRESTIGE HOME CEN-
TERS EZ . FINANCING V"
AVAILABLE! Call for your
free credit check today. 800-
477-2492 or 352-493-2492.
AbJbtfn

42X60 - 4bdr 2bth w/deck &
solid oak cabinets.
$89,995.00. Prestige Home
Centers, Chiefland Open
On Sunday 12 to 5. 800-
477-2492 or 352-493-2492.
tfnAbJf.

CROSS CITY AREA: Shady
Oaks. Mobile Home Park; 'I
12x60 mobilehome 2bd/
2bath, washer/dryer new -
2-ton heat-pump, metal
roof, shed, covered porch, .
$13,500,00. Call 989-464-
2613 7/29pAJf7/30
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SUPER CLEAN, 3/2 DWMH,
cathedral ceilings, 14X20
screened back porch. double -
attached carport, front porch,
storage shed. concrete drive
and walks. $112,000 Verna
Mae Eady Real Estate, Lois
Sommer Broker 463-2621
7/15ApJf7/16

EZ DOWN PAYMENT 3bdr/
2bth Repo on 1 % AC- Bron- ':
son area. Open on Sundays
12 to 5. Prestige Home Cen-
ters. 800-477-2492 'or 352-
493-2492. tfnAbJf

REPO: 4bdr/2bth on 1/3 AC ,
Chiefland Area. Open on .'7
Sunday 12 to 5. Prestige
Home Centers 800-477-2492
or 352-493-2492. tfnAbJf

FOR SALE 3/2.DW - 2002 ,.
mobile on 1% acres; asking ,
$79,900; vacant and ready
for new owner. Call Suzie
352-213-3424. 8/5ApJf8/6

2 BR/2 BA SINGLE WIDE,
Very clean 900 sq/ft with
screened front porch and ,.
storage wished. On beautiful *


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Mobile Homes
For Sale
fenced � acre in-town Willis-
ton. Washer, dryer, refrigera-
tor, stove, central AC/Heat.
$52,000., 352-371-6691.
8/19ApJf8/20
E Vacant Lots
For Sale
ACREAGE FOR SALE: 20
to 100 acres, live oaks or
pasture, $6000 per acre. Wil-
liston 352-528-2406 pAJftfn
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11/4 ACRE BRONSON
AREA: Owner financed with
$1,000 down. 352-472-4977.
8/5pAJf8/6.

1/2 ACRE LOTS FOR SALE:
$500 down, low payments,
no credit, several lots to
choose from 1/2 to 2 acres
352-493-0029. 9/30bAJf

5 ACRES SOUTH OF
BRONSON off 337, Fox
Grove Farms Equestrian
Community. Well & slab 3
miles south of Willard's Res-
taurant. 89K negotiable. May
trade for Marion County.
352-245-3257 home, 954-
294-7260 cell. 8/12ApJf8/13
2.5 ACRES IN BRONSON
- 300' off pavement, good
graded road, wooded, high,
dry, flat. Dividable. $21,000.
Owner terms possible. 352-
486-6924 7/23Jf7/29Ap

G" Wanted to BUy
ABSOLUTE BEST, CASH
VALUE PAID FOR COINS:
Private collector seeking U.S.
coins and currency, older va-
rieties, copper, silver, nickel
and gold. For personal collec-
tion; I pay more than dealers
and pawn. Will drive to you.
(352) 949-1450 7/15pA

50 For Sale
DIXIE MONUMENTS- Serv-
ing North Central Fl for over
a decade. Featuring beauti-
ful bronze, marble & granite
monuments in many colors &
styles. Choose from 100's of
designs or let us custom de-
sign any idea you may havel
We have the latest technol-
ogy in laser etchings & can
also inscribe final dates &
lettering at the cemetery. Lo-
cated at 1471 NE 512 Ave.
(behind McCrab church)
Hwy 349- 7 miles N of Old
Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4
& Sat. 8-12 or call for after
hour's appt Toll Free 1-877-
542-3432 8/20/09p

NEW MOWER & CHAIN
SAW PARTS: Stihl, Husqvar-
na, Ayp, Murray, Sears, MTD,
Briggs, Kohler,, Robin, and
Honda. Blades for most mow-
ers. Beauchamp Saw Shop.
352-493-4904 4/2/10p

LUMBER FOR SALE - Pine,
cherry and cypress. Call
Sammy at (352) 949-3222.
ptfn

GUNSIASSAULT RIFLES
- Armalite AR10-A2 (308)
$2450. Colt AR15-A2 HBAR
(223) $2450. Llama .22
Semi-Auto $375. Colt Py-
thon 357 nickel 4" $800,
Marlin 1894 357 NIB $475,
Savage Model 1909 slide ac-
tion .22 $375, 352-493-2028,
352-949-1937. 7/29Ap7/30Jf

WORM CASTINGS COM-
POST W/EARTHWORMS:
$5/301bs, excellent organic
fertilizer for all plants, also
worms for sale. 352-486-
6912 or 727-709-3398 tf-
nApJf

14K GOLD MAN"S RING
with 7 channel set diamonds
totaling 1 Carat. $1200.00.
352-949-6123 7/16Jf 7/22Ap

2 CAMPER SHELLS; 4
GOATS, 1 proven male and
3 kids; 5 HENS and 1 Roost-
er. Call 352-542-0151
7/22ApJf7/23

WE BUY JUNK - Cars,
trucks. PAY TOP DOLLAR
up to $500. Call 352-558-
4396 for more information.


8/5ApJf8/6.
1 TWIN BED FRAME -
White, $40.00 or best offer
and lots of clothes of all siz-
es. 213-3624. 7/15ApJf7/16
1978 FRUEHAUF TRAIL-


(5 For Sale
ER: 44' open top, A-1 condi-
tion, used very little. $4500.
352-949-0222. tfnAbJf
KING SIZED BED - Comfor-
taire air mattress, 5-drawer
bureau & night stand: $300,
19" color TV: $25, recliner:
$25. Phone 352-490-7335.
7/15ApJf7/16
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H.D. WASHER - $150, dryer
- $40, window A/C 10,000
BTU - $125, 5,000 BTU
- $60.00. 352-463-6688.
7/15ApJf7/16.
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COMPUTER DESK all-in-
one 35"x19"w, dark wood,
$45; entertainment center
with wood drawers and cabi-
net, light wood, 47"x23"w,
$55; printers, $15/ea; end
table 18"x22"w with shelves
and cabinet,$25; color TV
20", works great, $35. 352-
493-4033. 7/22ApJf7/23

Yard Sale
YARD SALE - July 17 & 18,
9 to 2. On 345 south of Cart-
er's Store. Look for signs.
7/16Jp

(5 Pets & Animals
BLACK POMERANIAN
PUPPY: For Sale. 8-weeks
old, had all shots and worm-
ings. Call 352-542-9784.
$400.00 8/5ApJf8/6

SNOODLE FEMALE - 9
weeks, all shots, $350; Yor-
kie-Chihuahua mix, female,
$200, 12 weeks. 352-463-
6599. 7/22ApJf7/23

CHICKENHOUSESPLUS.
COM LOCATED IN AR-
CHER, FL carries a cat-
alog of custom 'made
chicken houses, chicken
coops, chicken coop plans,
parrot cages and a selec-
tion ,of fertile chicken eggs
designed to assist anyone
that wants to have their own
backyard chicken flock! Visit
www.chickenhousesplus.
com Take 5% off your or-
der simply enter coupon
code "AD" at checkout.
8/5ApJf8/6

SLivestock

TENNESSEE WALKING
HORSES FOR SALE: Have
untrained gelding and brood-
mares some with training
but not ridden lately. Must
be good homes only. Prices
vary. 386-935-2880 or 386-
854-0331.ftfn

SFarm Products
COASTAL HAY: Horse qUal-
ity, barn-stored, 5 rolls mini-
mum, net-wrapped, $50 ea.
Tift Bahia - $35; T-9 Bahia
seed 50 LB bags - $75.00.
352-213-3365 A9/30p J10/1

HAY FOR SALE: Large
rolls, highly fertilized, net-
wrapped, weed freel Coastal
Bermuda-$45; Pensacola
Bahia-$35. Call (352) 949-
0222. tfnAbJf

Automobiles
1999 OLDSMOBILE IN-
TRIGUE - $5,995; original
miles 55,000. Call 493-4263
tfnAfJf

'07 CHEVY SILVERADO -
$15,995; call for more details
at 493-4263. tfnAfJf

2009 CHEVY MALIBU
- Nice! $18,995. Call for info
at 493-4263. tfnAfJf

'07 CHEVY EXPRESS VAN
- 15 passenger capac-
ity. $21,995 OBO. Call 493-
4263. tfnAfJf

1998 TOYOTA PICKUP:
46,927 actual miles, 4X4,
tool box, grill guard, bedlin-
er, A-1 condition, 4-cyl, very
clean. $8900. 352-949-0222
tfnAbJf

G05 Boats & Marine
19-FOOT SKI BARGE: with


new 90h Johnson salt-water
edition, touch trollingmotor,
depthfinder, electric anchor
mates, new Sunbrella top,
new galvanized trailer. Pic-
tures available. $7,000. Call
478-954-5276 7/15pAJ


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21-FOOT RENKEN 1994
cuddy walk-around, 305 GM
I/O, many newparts porta-
potti, $7000 invested, BEST
OFFER 352-528-9819.
7/22pAJ7/23

610 Campers & RVs
31-FOOT FIBERGLASS
5TH-WHEEL - 2002 Si-
erra, 2 slides, .sleeps 6,
new oversized tires, sepa-
rate queen bedroom, much
more. $16,500. email
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LEGAL NOTICES


G LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2009-CA-000047
FIRST FRANKLIN
FINANCIAL
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YANNIA JORGE; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
YANNIA JORGE, and any
unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and oth-
er unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given
that the undersigned Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Levy
County, Florida, will on the
3rd day of August, 2009, at
11:00 o'clock A.M. at the
Lobby of the Levy County
Courthouse in Bronson,
Florida on Mondays, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, the following-
described property situate in
Levy County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block S, FOX
GROVE FARMS, accord-
ing to 'the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8,
Page(s) 70 to 73, of the
Public Records of Levy
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment entered in a case pend-
ing in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claim-
ing an interest in the surplus,
if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens, must file
a claim on same with * the
Clerk of Court within 60 days
after the foreclosure sale. .
WITNESS my hand and of-
ficial seal of said Court this
2nd day of July 2009.
In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this
proceeding should contact
Court Administration at 355
South Court Street, Bronson,
Florida, Telephone (352)
486-5100, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
Frank Albert Reder
Butler & Hosch, P.A.
3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407) 381-5200
Pub.: July 9, 16, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
CASE NO. 2009 CA 000091
CHRISTINE C. DUNNE,
Plaintiff,
vs
WILLIAM HODGE A/K/A
WILLIAM HODGES,
deceased, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 2nd day of
July, 2009, entered in Case
No. 2009 CA 000091 in the
Circuit Court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit in and for
Levy County, Florida where-
in CHRISTINE C. DUNNE
is the Plaintiff and WIL-
LIAM HODGE A/K/A WIL-
LIAM HODGES, LOTTIE
BARNES and all unknown
parties claiming by, through,
under and' against the above
named Defendants who are
not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown


parties may claim an interest
as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or other
claimants are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the high-


est and best bidder for cash,
such sale to take place in the
Board of County Commis-
sioner's meeting room of the
Levy County Courthouse,
355 South Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00
AM., on the 3rd day of Au-
gust, 2009, the following
described property, as set
forth in said Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure,
being situate in Levy County,
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK "G",
CASON'S INGLISACRES,
UNIT 9, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 49, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of the court on this
2n"dday of July, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
ANv PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS 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.
If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator
in the Jury Service Clerk's
Office of the Court, Levy
County Courthouse, P.O.
Box 610, Bronson, Florida
32621; telephone number
(352) 486-5402 within two (2)
working days of your receipt
of this document. If you are
hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-955-8771.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a
true and correct copy of the
foregoing has been furnished
by United States Mails (un-
less otherwise specifically
designated) to the following
persons) this 2nd day of July,
2009.
H. Michael Evans, Esquire
20702 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, Florida 34431
Thomas C. Little, Esquire
2123 NE Coachman Rd.,
Ste A
Clearwater, FL 33765
William Hodge a/k/a William
Hodges
Lottie Barnes
c/o James E. Hodge
11290 N. Moonlight Terrace
Inglis, FL 34449
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Pub.: July 9, 16, 2009..
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 38-2008-CA-
000944
DIVISION:
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK
FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN DYER A/K/A JOHN
C. DYER A/K/A CHESTER
JOHN DYER , et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CHESTER DYER A/K/A
CHESTER J. DYER A/K/A
JOHN DYER A/K/A JOHN
C. DYER AS BENEFICIARY
OF THE CHESTER JOHN
DYER REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
7190 Sienna Ridge Dr,
Lauderhill, FL 33319
CURRENT ADDRESS:-
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the following
property in LEVY County,
Florida:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4


OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWN;
SHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE
17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
AND
THE WEST 1/2 F THE


NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWN-
SHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE
17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days
after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law
Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite
300, Tampa, Florida 33634,
and file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or
petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
the Levy County Journal.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on this
29th day of June, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: July 9, 16, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2007-CA-
000670
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TAMMY HART: HAMPTON
FARMS PROPERTY OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
SHAWN HART; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
the 12th day of January,
2009, and entered in Case
No. , 38-2007-CA-000670,
of the Circuit Court of the
8'" Judicial Circuit in and for
Levy County, Florida, where-
in SUNTRUST- BANK is the
Plaintiff and TAMMY HART;
HAMPTON FARMS PROP-
ERTY OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; SHAWN HART;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at the LOBBY OF THE
COURTHOUSE ON MON-
DAYS at the Levy County
Courthouse in Bronson,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
3rd day of August, 2009, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT"A"
TRACT 21
A parcel of land in the
South .� of Section 16,
Township 12 South, Range
18 East, Levy County,
Florida, being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
For a Point of Refer-
ence, commence at the
NE corner of the South
� of Section 16, Town-
ship 12 South, Range 18
East, Levy County, Flor-
ida; thence N 89�21'27"
W, along the North line of
said South % , a distance
.of 2047.70 feet; thence S
01�12'18" E, 67.82 feet,
to the South right of way
line of Levy County Road
C-335 (NE 75th Street)
and the Point of Begin-
ning; thence continue S
01�12'18" E, 1321.80 feet;
thence S 87�5456 W,
651.00 feet, to the center-
line of a 60 foot easement
known as Pine Forest
Drive; thence N 01�12'18"
W, along said centerline,
1356.35 feet, to said South
right of way line of L.C.R.


C-335; thence S 89002'40"'
E, along said right of way
line, 651.39 feet, to close
on the Pointof Beginning.
Subject to and togeth-
er with that 60' ingress,
egress and public utilities
easement known as Pine


Forest Drive and those
10 foot public utility ease-
ments lying on each side
of said Pine Forest Drive,
all as described in Exhibit
"E" of the Declaration of
Covenants and Restric-
tions for Hampton Farms.
Subject to and together
with Equestrian Easement
described in Exhibit "E" of
the Declaration of Cove-
nants and Restrictions for
Hampton Farms.
Subject to the Water
Quality Buffer described
in Exhibit "F" of the Dec-
laration of Covenants and
Restrictions for Hampton
Farms along the North 75
' feet thereof.
Subject to an Entrance
Feature Easement in the
Northwest corner of the
above described parcel
being more particularly
described as follows: For
a Point of Beginning, com-
mence at the Northwest
corner of the above de-
scribed parcel, also be-
ing the intersection of the
South right of way line
of Levy County Road C-
335 with the centerline of
Pine Forest Drive; thence
S 01�12'18" E, along the
West line of the above
described parcel and said
centerline of Pine Forest
Drive, a distance of 150.00
feet; thence N 53018'49" E,
245.43 feet, to a point on
the North line of the above
described parcel and the
said South right of way
line; thence N 89�02'40"
W, along said North line of
the above described par-
cel and said right of way
line, 200.00 feet, to close
on the Point of Beginning.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS 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.
If you are a person with
Disabilities who needs any
accommodations to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled at no cost to you
to the provision of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at Court
Street, Bronson, FL 32621 or
Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to such proceeding. If
you are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 8th day of July,
2009.
, DANNY J.SHIPP
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free:, 1-800-441-2438.
Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CASE NO. 38-
2009CA000132
PEOPLES FIRST
COMMUNITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SAMUEL F. SEARS,
*BECKY W. SEARS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given
pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
July 6, 2009, entered in
Case Number 38-2009-CA-
000132 of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Levy County,
Florida, wherein PEOPLES
FIRST COMMUNITY BANK
is the Plaintiff and SAMUEL
F. SEARS and BECKY W.
SEARS, are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash in the Lobby of
the Levy County Courthouse,


355 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida 32621,
Levy County, at 11:00 a.m.
Eastern Time, on the 3V~ of
August, 2009, the following
described property situated
in Levy County, Florida, an,


set forth in the Order or Final
Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 11, Block C, RIVER
FOREST, according to the
plat recorded in Plat Book
2, Page 56, of the Public
Records of Levy County,
Florida
If you are a person with a
disability who needs accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact
Court Administration at 355
South Court Street, Bronson,
Florida 32621, Telephone
352-374-3648 within two (2)
working days of your receipt
of this document. If you are
hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.
WITNESS my hand and
the official seal of this Hon-
orable Court, on this 8th day
of July, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Levy County
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
Deputy Clerk
Sherri Denton Mallory, Esq.
MALLORY & MALLORY
Post Office Box 2168
Panama City, Florida 32402
Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2008-CA-
001093
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL
BANK, a Florida banking
corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
DANIEL D. SCOCOZZA and
ROBIN J. SCOCOZZA
Defendants.
To:
Daniel D. Scocozza
Robin J. Scocozza
191 Cupola Drive
Longs, SC 29568
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Complaint for
Foreclosure has been filed
against you and you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on Stewart B. Capps,
P.A., attorney, for RIVER-
SIDE NATIONAL BANK, a
Florida banking corporation,
whose address is 325 Fifth
Avenue, Ste. 208, Indial-
antic, FL 32903 and file the
original with the clerk of the
above styled court on or be-
fore August 21, 2009; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief
prayed for in the Complaint.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once a week for four
(4) consecutive weeks in the
Levy County Journal.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of said court at Levy
County, Florida on this 8th
day of July, 2 009.
(COURT SEAL)
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of Court
Levy County, Florida
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: July 16, 23, 30,
August 6, 2009.

NOTICE
THE BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS OF
LEVY COUNTY WILL HOLD
A PUBLIC AUCTION FOR
ESCHEATED PROPERTIES
ON AUGUST 3, 2009 AT IN
THE LOBBY OF THE LEVY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
AT 9:00 A.M. THE SALE
WILL BE CONDUCTED
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE ORDINANCE AD-
OPTED AUGUST 6, 2002
RELATING TO THE PUR-
CHASE OF ESCHEATED
LANDS. THE REQUIRE-
MENTS TO PURCHASE
ESCHEATED PROPERTY
ARE: 1) AN ANNUAL AUC-
TION OF ALL LANDS ES-
CHEATED TO THE COUN-


TY; 2) TO BE CONDUCT-
ED BY AN APPOINTED
REPRESENTATIVES) AND
ADVERTISED INADVANCE;
3) SHALL BE OFFERED
FOR SALE ON A "BID BA-
SIS"; 4) INITIAL OPENING
BID FOR EA(,H PARCEL


SHALL BE A MINIMUM OF
$200.00; 5) SUCCESSFUL
BIDDER SHALL PAY THE
FULL PURCHASE PRICE
BY CASH OR CERTIFIED
FUNDS, PAYABLE TO THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS PRIOR TO
THE CLOSE OF THE AUC-
TION; 6) IF SUCCESSFUL
BIDDER FAILS TO PAY THE
FULL PURCHASE PRICE
BY THE CLOSE OF THE
AUCTION THE SECOND
HIGHEST BIDDER SHALL
BE NOTIFIEDAND HAVE 24
HOURS WITHIN WHICH TO
PAY THE FULL PURCHASE
PRICE. "BIDDERS ARE AD-
VISED ANY PARCEL BEING.
OFFERED FOR BID MAY
BE DELETED FROM THE
AUCTION PRIOR TO COM-
MENCING THE AUCTION."
, FILES MAY BE REVIEWED
AT THE OFFICE OF THE
COUNTY ATTORNEY, 380
S. COURT STREET BRON-
SON, FL PRIOR TO SALE
DATE.
Cert. No. 248, sale of
1995 - Lot 20, Block H-4,
Jemlands an unrecorded
subdivision in the NW 1/4
of Section 29, Township
12 South, Range 14 East,
Levy County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly de-
scribed in Deed Book 98,
Page 235, public records
of Levy' County, Florida.
Parcel #01097-307-00.
Prior property owner Mar-
tin J. Brinkman and Ella L.
Brinkman.
Cert. No. 186, sale of
1994 - Block 1-6, Jemlands
an unrecorded subdivision
in the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4
of Section 29, Township
12 South, Range 14 East,
Levy County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly de-
scribed in Deed Book 106,
Page 185, public records
of Levy County, Florida.
Parcel #01097-450-00.
Prior property owner Hal
Siegal.
Cert. No. 1147, sale
of 1999 - Tract 50 x 149
feet in NE corner of Lot 4,
Block 2, East Williston, be-
ing more particularly de-
scribed in O.R. Book 260,
Page 207, public records
of Levy County, Florida.
Parcel #06164-001-00.
Prior property owner Fred-
die Phillip Oats a/k/a Fred-
die Phillip Oates.
DATED this 16th day of July,
2009.
NANCY BELL, CHAIR
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
Published Levy County
Journal
July,.16, 23, and 30, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8M JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA-
000176
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TOMMY RHODES A/K/A
TOMMIE RHODES; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN
T. MCCAGH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARY M. MC-
CAGH; JOHN T. MCCAGH;
MARY M. MCCAGH; SU-
SAN RHODES, UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
the 10th day of July, 2009,
and entered in Case No.
38-2009-CA-000176, of the
Circuit Court of the 8th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Levy
County, Florida, wherein
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC
is the Plaintiff and TOMMY
.RHODES A/K/A TOMMIE
RHODES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHN T.
MCCAGH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARY M. MC-
CAGH; JOHN T. MCCAGH;
MARY M. MCCAGH; SU-
SAN RHODES; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-


SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE
ON MONDAYS at the Levy


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July 16, 2009 III5


LEGAL NOTICES


County Courthouse in Bron-
son, Florida,, at 11:00 a.m. on
.the 17t" day of August, 2009,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
- Judgment, to wit:
Exhibit "A"
PARCEL 6 of unrecorded
plat known as Blount prop-
erty, more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
For a point of reference,
commence at the SE cor-
ner of the SE � of the NE
% of Section 3, Township
12 South, Range 14 East,
in Levy County, Florida,
and run N. 00'38'03" W., a
distance of 20 feet; thence
* run S. 89'35'29" W., a dis-
tance of 390.45 feet along
Northerly right of way of
paved County Road to
point of beginning:
From said point of begin-
ning, run N. 00'38'03" W.,
a distance of 351.0 feet;
thence run S. 89'35'29"
W., 174.25 feet, run thence
S. 00'38'03" E., a distance
of 351.0 feet to right of way
of paved road; thence run
N. 89'35'29" E., along said
right of way a distance of
124.25 feet to point of be-
ginning.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
,ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY. OWNER AS
SOF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with
Disabilities who needs any
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled at no cost to you
to the provisions of certain
- assistance. Please contact
theADA Coordinator at Court
Street, Bronson, FL 32621 or
Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to such proceeding. If
you are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 101t day of
July, 2009.
(COURT SEAL)
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk Of The Circuit
Court
By: R. Martinez /s/
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free. 1-800-441-2438
Pub.: July.16, 23, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2009-CA-000004
DIVISION
N:382009CA000004XXCICI
WALTER MORTGAGE
,COMPANY, LLC
Plaintiff,
vs.
BEVERLY D. ECKER F/K/A
BEVERLY D. HUGHES;
ROBERT J. WAYMAN;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT
TO THE JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE ENTERED
,IN THE ABOVE CAUSE,
I WILL SELL THE PROP-
ERTY SITUATED IN LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
SCRIBED AS:
LOT 2, BLOCK 24,
UNIVERSITY OAKS SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 15, 15K
THROUGH 15M, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AT PUBLIC SALE, TO
THE HIGHESTAND BEST
BIDDER, FOR CASH, AT
11:00 AM ON AUGUST
- 10, 2009, AT BRONSON,
, LEVY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS 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.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICAN WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES NEED-


ING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO PARTICI-
PATE IN THIS PROCEED-
ING SHOULD CONTACT
THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRA-
TOR FOR THE CLERK OF
THE COURT NOT LATER
THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO
THE PROCEEDING AT - IF
HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-
800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT
A COURT INFORMATION
LINE.
DATED: JULY 10, 2009.
(COURT SEAL)
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Lindsey Gilbert /s/
Deputy Clerk
VESCHIO LAW GROUP,
LLC
2001 W. KENNEDY BLVD
TAMPA, FL 32606
(813) 254-6666
Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009.
----------
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The School Board of Levy
County will hold a Public
Hearing at its office, 480
Marshburn Drive, Bronson,
Florida, on Tuesday, Au-
gust 4, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. to
adopt/amend the following
School Board Policies:
5.35 Valedictorian and
Salutatorian
6.06 Years of 'Service
Defined for Administrative
and Instructional Personnell
6.36 Employee Experi-
ence for Salary Purposes
Persons having ques-
tions concerning the pro-
posed adoptions/amend-
ments should contact Jeff
Edison, Director of Adminis-
tration, School Board of Levy
County, Bronson, Florida at
(352) 486-5231. Copies of
the proposed changes may
be obtained, at cost, from the
Office of the Superintendent
of Schools, 480 Marshburn
Drive, Bronson, Florida.
Pub.: July 16, 2009.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO
CONSIDER VACATING
PUBLIC ROAD
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, will consider at its
regularly scheduled meeting
on August 4, 2009, at 9:00
a.m. in the County Com-
mission Room in the Levy
County Courthouse, Bron-
son, Florida, the vacation,
abandonment and closing
Sof the following described
roadway: That portion of
First Street located in Circle
K Ranch Subdivision located
in Section 3, Township 11
South, Range 14 East, Levy
County, Florida, as described
in Exhibit "A" to Board Reso-
lution 2009-31.
Any persons interested in
being heard concerning the
vacation, abandonment and
closing of the above-de-
scribed roadway are encour-
aged to attend the meeting.
Nancy Bell
Chair, Board of County
Commissioners
Pub.: July 16, 2009
----------
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HERE-
BY GIVEN THAT LEVY
COUNTY TRANSIT FOR-
MALLY KNOWN AS NA-
TURE COAST TRANSIT
WILL HOLD A WORKSHOP
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY
29, 2009 AT 10:00 A.M. TO
DISCUSS THE IMPLEMEN-
TATION OF EXPANDED
TRANSIT SERVICES FOR
THE DISABLED COMMU-
NITY AND THE GENERAL
PUBLIC AS WELL AS AS-
SESSING THE NEEDS OF
THE PUBLIC AND DIS-
ABLED COMMUNITIES
FOR TRANSPORTATION
SERVICES. THE MEET-
ING WILL BE HELD AT THE
COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS' MEETING ROOM IN
BRONSON, FLORIDA
FRED MOODY
COUNTY COORDINATOR
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 en-
sure that a verbatim record
of the, proceedings is made,
which record includes the
testimony ,and evidence


vs.
WILLIAM P. WALLACE;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF WILLIAM P. WALLACE;
LYNN A. WALLACE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LYNN A. WALLACE; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
ANDALLOTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby giv-
en that, pursuant to a Fi-
nal Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of LEVY Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in LEVY County,
Florida, described as:
. LOTS 3, AND 4, "MOTH-


upon which the appeal is to.
be based.
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH DIS-
ABILITIES ACT OF 1990. In
accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special ac-
commodations to participate
in this proceeding should
contact the OFFICE OF THE
COUNTY COMMISSION no
later than seven (7) days pri-
or to the proceeding at (352)
486-5217, Bronson, Florida.
P. O. Box 310
Bronson, Florida 32621
Telephone: (352) 4865218
Fax: (352) 486-5167
email: levybocc@circuit8.
org
Website: Levycounty.org
Pub.: July,16, 23, 2009.
S-----------
TOWN OF BRONSON
NOTICE OF QUASI-
JUDICIAL HEARING
PETITION FOR A LAND
USE ACTION
Petition No. 2009-03_
SMITH
Applicantss: Steve and Kar-
en Smith
Location:. Vacant Lot on
Fairgrounds Ave.
Legal: Parcel # 09911-000-
00
Notice is hereby given
that a Quasi-Judicial hear-
ing will be conducted by the
Town Board of Bronson on
Monday, August 3, 2009, at
7:00 PM, in the Town Hall at
660 East Hathaway Avenue,
Bronson, Florida to hear and
act upon a request for a vari-
ance.
Petitioners are requesting a
variance in the required side
setbacks from 20 to 10 feet
on one side of the lot to allow
construction of a new single
family residence on the lot.
All interested persons are
urged to attend this hearing.
Comments may be forward-
ed to the Town of Bronson,
PO Box 266, Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621, or bring them to
the office of the Town Clerk
at the Town Hall in Bronson,
Florida.
If any person decides to
appeal the decision of the
Town Board with respect to
any matter considered at
said Public Hearing, he will
need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the Appeal is to
be based.
If any accommodations are
needed for persons with dis-
abilities, contact the Clerks
Office in Town Hall at 352-
486-2354.
Bronson Town Board
Bronson, Levy County,
Florida
Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-1020
BANK OF NEW YORK
AS SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO CHASE
BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE
CWHEQ 2006-G,
Plaintiff,


000766 CIRCUIT COURT
UNITED STATES OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY
AMERICA, acting through PUBLICATION SUMMONS
the United States Depart- Case No. 09-CV-006266
ment of Agriculture, Rural The Honorable John J.
Development, f/k/a Farmers DiMotto
Home Administration, Case Code 30404
Plaintiff, (Foreclosure of Mortgage)


ER EARTH FARMS", vs.
ACCORDING TO THE FANNIE MAE McCRAY, in-
PLAT THEREOF AS RE- dividually and as heir and
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK lineal descendant of LOU-
8, PAGE 32, PUBLIC RE- ISE McCRAY, Deceased;
CORDS OF LEVY COUN- LUCY MAE McCRAY, a/k/a
TY, FLORIDA. LUCIA MAE McCRAY, indi-
A/K/A vidually and as heir and lin-
6691 SE 200TH AVE eal descendant of LOUISE
MORRISTON, FL 33268 McCRAY, Deceased: VERA
at public sale, at the lobby MAE McCRAY, heir and lin-
of the Levy County Court- eal descendant of LOUISE
house, South Court Street, McCRAY, Deceased; SAM-
Bronson, FL at 11:00 AM, on MY LEE RHODES, heir and
the 10th day of August, 2009. lineal descendant of LOU-
Clerk of the Circuit Court ISE McCRAY, Deceased;
By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Any and all unknown heirs,
Deputy Clerk devisees, grantees, assign-
Law Offices of Daniel C. ees, trustees, or other claim-
Consuegra ants claiming by, through,
9204 King Palm Drive under or against the Estate
Tampa, Florida 33619-3128 of LOUISE McCRAY, De-
In accordance with the ceased; BOARD OF COUN-
American with Disabilities TY COMMISSIONERS,
Act of 1990, persons need- LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
ing a ,special accommoda- and STATE OF FLORIDA,
tion to participate in this DEPARTMENT OF REV-
proceeding should contact ENUE,
the ASA Coordinator no later Defendants.
than seven (7) days prior to NOTICE OF ACTION
the proceedings. If hearing STATE OF FLORIDA
impaired, please call (800) COUNTY OF LEVY
955-8771 (TDD) or (800) TO:
955-8770 (voice), via Florida SAMMY LEE RHODES
Relay Service. 415 SE 4th Street
Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009. Chiefland, FL 32644
---------- SAMMY LEE RHODES
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 415 Industrial Park Road
FOR LEVY COUNTY, Chiefland, FL 32644
FLORIDA SAMMY LEE RHODES
PROBATE DIVISION P..O. Box 1031
File Number 38-2009-CP- Chiefland, FL 32626
000134 and
IN RE: ESTATE OF Any and all unknown
DOROTHY JOY KEENE heirs, devisees, grantees,
Deceased. assignees, trustees, or oth-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS er claimants claiming by,
The administration of through, under or against the
the estate of Dorothy Joy Estate of LOUISE McCRAY,
Keene, deceased, whose Deceased
date of death was April 30, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
2009, File Number 38-2009- an action to foreclose a mort-
CP-000134 is pending in the gage regarding the following
Circuit Court for Levy Coun- property in Levy County,
ty, Florida, Probate Division, Florida:
the address of which is P.O. Lot 3, SOUTHERN
Drawer 610, Bronson, FL HEIGHTS, according to
32621. The names and ad- plat thereof recorded in
dresses of the Petitioner and Plat Book 8, Page 56,
the Petitioner's attorney are Public Records of Levy
set forth below. County, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PER- has been filed against you
SONS ARE NOTIFIED and you are required to
THAT: serve a copy of your written
All creditors of the dece- defenses, if any, to it on:
dent and other persons FREDERICK J. MURPHY,
having claims or demands JR., Esquire, Attorney for
against decedent's estate on Plaintiff, Boswell & Dunlap
whom a copy of this notice is LLP, 245 South Central Av-
served must file their claims enue, Post Office Drawer
with this Court WITHIN THE 30, Bartow, FL 33831, within
LATEROFTHREE MONTHS thirty (30) days after the first
AFTER THE DATE OF THE publication of this Notice of
FIRST PUBLICATION OF Action, and file the original
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY with the Clerk of this Court
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF either before service on
SERVICE OF A COPY OF Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. diately thereafter; otherwise
All other creditors of the a default will be entered
decedent and other persons against you for the relief de-
having claims or demands manded in the Complaint or
against the estate of the de- Petition.
cedent must file their claims DATED on this 13th day of
with this court WITHIN July, 2009.
THREE MONTHS AFTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE DATE OF THE FIRST THE AMERICANS WITH
PUBLICATION OF THIS DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
NOTICE. SONS WITH DISABILI-
ALL CLAIMS AND DE- TIES NEEDING A SPE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED CIAL ACCOMMODATION
WILL BE FOREVER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
BARRED. . PROCEEDING SHOULD
NOTWITHSTANDING THE CONTACT FREDERICK J.
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH MURPHY,. JR., ESQUIRE,
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 245 SOUTH CENTRAL AV-
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE ENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S 33830, TELEPHONE (863)
DATE OF DEATH IS 533-7117, WITHIN TWO (2)
BARRED. WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
The date of the first pub- RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE.
location of this Notice is July IF HEARING IMPAIRED,
16, 2009. . (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, OR
Personal Representative: VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770,
Almalyn A. Largey /s/ VIA FLORIDA RELAY SER-
Personal Representative VICE.
Attorney for Personal DANNY J. SHIPP
Representative: Clerk of Circuit Court
Robert P. Marschall /s/ P.O. Drawer 610
Florida Bar No. 0472670 Bronson, FL 32621
Marshall & Associates BY: Gwen McEIroy Is/
2401 PGA Blvd, Suite 280A Deputy Clerk
Palm Beach Gardens, FL (SEAL)
33410 FrederickJ. Murphy, Jr.,
(561) 691-0345 Esquire
Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009. Boswell & Dunlap LLP
P---- ost Office Drawer 30
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Bartow, FL 33831
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL Attorneys for Plaintiff
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA Telephone (863) 533-7117
IN AND FOR LEVY Fax (863) 533-7255
COUNTY Pub.: July 16, 23, 2009.
CIVIL ACTION ----
CASE NO. 38-2009-CA- STATE OF WISCONSIN


Will be sold at Public Auc-
tion on July 31, 2009 to
satisfy a Lien per Florida
Statute 713.78 at 2008 SW
4"' PLACE, CHIEFLAND, FL
32626 at 11:00 AM.
Pub.: July 16, 2009


Residential Funding
Company, LLC, 1100
Virginia Drive, Fort
Washington, PA 19034,
Plaintiff
vs.
Donna M. Tilson and John
Doe Tilson, 5235 North
54th Street, Milwaukee, WI
53218,
Defendants.
THE STATE OF
WISCONSIN
To each person named
above as a defendant: You
are hereby notified that the
plaintiff named above has
filed a lawsuit or other legal
action against you. Within
40 days after July 16, 2009,
you must respond with a
written demand for a copy of
the complaint. The demand
must be sent or delivered to
the court, whose address is
901 N. Ninth Street, Milwau-
kee, WI 53233 and to GRAY
& ASSOCIATES, L.L.P.,
plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 600 North Broad-
way, Suite 300, Milwaukee,
WI 53202. You may have an
attorney help or represent
you. If you do not demand a
copy of the complaint within
40 days, the court may grant
judgment against you for
the award of money or oth-
er legal action requested in
the complaint, and you may
lose your right to object to
anything that is or may be
incorrect in the complaint. A,
judgment 'may be enforced
as provided by law. A judg-
ment awarding money may
become a lien against any
real estate you own now or
in the future, and may also
be enforced by garnishment
or seizure of property.
Steven E. Zablocki,
State Bar No. 1027190,
GRAY & ASSOCIATES,
L.L.P.,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
Dated: July 13, 2009.
Gray & Associates, L.L.P. is
attempting to collect a debt
on our client's behalf and
any information obtained will
be used for that purpose. If
you have previously received
a discharge in a chapter 7
bankruptcy case, this com-
munication should not be
construed as an attempt to
hold you personally liable for
the debt.
Pub.: July 16, 23 & 30, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
(SWFWMD) announces the
following public meeting to
which all interested persons
are invited:
GOVERNING BOARD
COMMITTEE MEETINGS,
BOARD MEETING, AND
PUBLIC HEARING
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July
28, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Polk County
Administration Building, 330
West Church Street, Bartow,
33830
PURPOSE: Conduct Com-
mittee meetings, Governing
Board meeting, and public
hearing.
This will include adoption of
proposed District and Water-
shed Basin millage rates for
fiscal year 2010.
Pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accom-
modations to participate in
these events is asked to
advise the agency at least
5 days prior by contacting
SWFWMD Human Resourc-
es Director at 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, Florida,
34604; 352-796-7211 or
1-800-423-1476 (FL only)
ext. 4702; TDD (FL only)
1-800-231-6103; or email
ADACoordinator@swfwmd.
state.fl.us.
Pub.: July 16, 2009.

NOTICE
Tri-County Towing &
Recovery Inc.
PO Box 68
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352)-493-1818
Year: 2000 Make: CHRY
VIN: 1C4GP44G5YB6


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The County Paper, Est. 1923


The Levy County Journal


Snakes, from Page 6B


were venomous. Again, the response was overwhelming, as
some replied, all of them. To their .iin.i/,cLinent. they learned
Florida has only six known venomous snakes: Eastern
Diamondback rattler, pigmy 'rattler, canebrake rattler,
copperhead, cottonmouth water moccasin and coral snake.
There are two types of venom produced by snakes:
hemotoxin, which affects the red blood cells, and
neurotoxin, which affects the nervous system. The Coral
Snake produces the neurotoxin venom. A myth about this
snake is that many seem to think this snake can only bite
you in a soft area, such as between your fingers, toes, etc.,
and many think this snake will not strike and bite. This
snake will strike a person the same as any other snake when
threatened. This includes being cornered or picked up.
The youth learned that not all venomous snakes inject
venom when they bite; they usually are giving a warning
and the bite is what is called a dry bite? Forty percent of
venomous snakebite victims worldwide receive no venom.
You have up to 12 hours to seek medical help. Regardless,
should one get bitten by a snake, seek medical help as soon
as possible.
The youth were also told that all snakes have a purpose
and are beneficial to our world. We should never kill a
snake just because it is a snake. They take care of the sick,
injured or old animals that they are capable of eating. They
are important to our planet and beneficial to everyone.
Understanding their purpose does benefit everyone.


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