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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson, Fla
Creation Date: August 6, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bronson (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 17 (Aug. 1, 1929).
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The governor's choice


Agricultural

expert gets

commission

appointment

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Eight months of speculation and mystery
ended last week when Gov. Charlie Crist
announced the appointment of Owen Chad
"Cracker" Johnson as interim District 1 county
commissioner.
Johnson, 38, and his wife, Angela, have four
children and operate an agricultural medicine
and equipment sales business. He is also a rodeo
clown for charities and an accomplished cow
whip handler, a talent that led to his nickname at
the University of Florida.
He is a territory manager for Destron Fearing
and is the owner and manager of Stockman
Solutions LLC. He is a member of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association, the Florida Board of
Realtors and a board member for the Florida
Auctioneer Association.
Johnson graduated from Santa Fe Community
College in 1991 and the University of Florida

See Cracker, Page 12A


Frank Buie celebrates Tuesday's win.


Interim District 1 Levy County Commissioner Owen Chad "Cracker" Johnson and his daughter
8-year-old daughter Maddilyn, whom he calls "his angel," enjoy a light moment on a farm near
Chiefland. Johnson is pro agriculture andan advocate of private property rights. (Terry Witt)


Taxes down, millage up

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Levy County commissioners on Tuesday tentatively approved
a property tax decrease for the 2009-10 budget that would result
in a higher millage and generate about $1.1 million in new
revenue.
The new property tax millage rate of 8 mills would be higher
than the current 7.4212 mills but lower than what the state
technically defines as a tax increase.
Commissioners also raised the Emergency Medical Services
tax assessment for homeowners from $75 per parcel to $76 for
a home.
Commission Chairman Nancy Bell cast the lone vote against
the motion to approve the higher millage. Other commissioners
noted it was a tentative millage rate and could be and probably
would be lowered before the final budget is adopted in late
September. .
But Bell said she wanted the Truth in Millage tax notices that
will be mailed soon to taxpayers to reflect what the actual tax rate
See Taxes, Page 9A


Chiefland City Commissioner Frank Buie
retained his seat Tuesday with a landslide win
over challenger Alice Monyei, taking more than
60 percent of the 246 votes cast.
Moments after the final 152-94 tally was
announced by County Judge Joseph Smith, Buie
shook the hand of his challenger and embraced
family, members with a hearty smile and a
healthy hug.
He then offered a word of thanks for the
citizens of Chiefland.
"I feel wonderful, and I appreciate everything
the citizens of Chiefland have done for Frank
Buie," he said. "I want them to know that if
there is anything that I can do for the city, I am
available. Call on me anytime. If I can't get it
done, I will talk to somebody who can."
See Buie, Page 9A


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for one year of leave in Iraq


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Levy County Agricultural Extension
Agent Anthony Drew was granted a
one year leave of absence Tuesday
by the Levy County Commission to
become the Agriculture and Extension
and Education Advisor in Iraq.
Drew will work with high level
counterparts in the Iraqi Ministries
of Agriculture and Education and
rehabilitation of the agricultural
extension system and help Iraqis
establish responsible policies that meet
the needs of farmers and others in the
Iraqi educational system.
He will coordinate closely and work
with the United States Department of
Agriculture and UF in implementing
the Iraqi Agricultural Exten',on
Revitalization project. He will ;lso


educate Iraqis on how people within an
extension system interact to improve the
system.
Drew was selected by USDA
following a national search and
screening. His formal USDA approval is
pending a national security clearance and
physical examination. Drew has found
several potential qualified replacements
for his year away from home.
He joked with commissioners that he
wasn't certain about obtaining a national
security clearance given his association
with the board and with his longtime
boss, County Extension Agent Albert
Fuller. Fuller replied tongue-in-cheek
that he might reconsider withdrawing
his approval to take the leave.
Drew, who has held the position of
agricultural extension agent for 26 years,
See Drew, Page 9A


Buie claims landslide win
__ Story and photo by Rick Burnham
Editor


Third meeting set

for Team Levy

By Rick Burnham
Editor

Big changes are afoot for industries key
to the success and future of the local area.
and officials from Team Le\x are determined
to meet the challenges associated \aith those
changes head-on.
The third in a series of community
engagements, set for Aug. 13 in the Bronson
High School cafetorium, will focus on those
industries, along with "jobs of the future"
those industries could require to prosper.
Team Levy is a group of community
officials designed to establish milestones and
energize the community in sound planning
initiatives.
John Adams, president and CEO of
See Team Levy, Page 9A
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City welcomes car care business


Story and photo by Rick Burnham
Editor

A clean vehicle with a clean-running engine
might seem like the perfect fit for-most people. For
Stoney Smith and the new owners of Chiefland's
Xpress Lube, it represents a little more.
"It is a nice marriage," Smith said Saturday
'during a grand-opening ceremony at the facility,
just off NW 15th St. He was joined by family
'members and Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy,
along with a dozen new employees. "A car wash
with an oil change. One hand feeds the other."
The facility offers a state-of-the-art carwash
with a range of quality car care, said Operations
Manager Dennis Bradley. Those types of services
are not typically found in a town the size of


Chiefland.
"It is unique for this size of town to have a
facility like this," he.said. "This type of car wash in
conjunction with this type of business is something
you typically see in a much larger city,"
The best. feature, said Mark Carlson, sales
manager of Mid Florida Car Wash, is that the wait
for an oil change will give people more options to
manage their time.
"We don't have a long wait," he said. "There is
no two-hour wait. People don't have two or three
hours any more. People just don't have the. time."
Smith said the company will take customer
service a step further.
"We will go pick your car up," he said. "If you
want your hair done on Friday, we'll go pick your
car up too."


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SRWMD Governing Board meeting, Aug. 11
On Tuesday, August 11, the Suwannee River
Water Management District's Governing Board
will meet at 9 a.m. at the Columbia County School
Board Administrative Complex, 372 West Duval
Street, Lake City. The meeting is to consider District
business and conduct public hearings on regulatory
and land acquisition matters. A workshop will follow
the Governing Board meeting.
All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to
the public.

Fourth Annual Tourism/Economic Summit, Aug. 11
Levy Chamber executives, presidents and Chamber
members are invited to the Pure Water Wilderness
Chamber Coalition Fourth Annual Tourism/Economic
Summit August 11. The free event includes a free lunch
and will be held at the Pine Grove Baptist Church on SR
339 between Trenton and Bronson. Tourism-oriented
businesses are invited to set up a small table exhibit
for only $20. Go to www.PWWChamberCoalition.
corn or call (352) 463-3467 for more details.

Springs Working Group, Aug. 12
The Fanning and Manatee Springs Working Group
has scheduled its next meeting for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Fanning Springs
City Hall.
Carol Lippincott, coordinator of the group, has
scheduled a discussion of best and worst scenarios
for Fanning Springs and Manatee Springs in the
year 2040. Participants have been asked to give their
hypothetical best and worst scenarios of what could
happen to the two springs by that year.


BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

A public hearing on each petition as described
below will be conducted by the Board of Adjustment on
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course
of action. The hearing will be held in the County
Commissioner's Meeting Room, The Levy County Court-
house, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The
Board of Adjustment is not bound to consider the
petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these
petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting.
commences.
VA 3-09 AMVETS Post 422 petitioning the board for a
Variance from Chapter 50, Section 732. On Premises of
Consumption of Alcohol, Subsection (1) The lot shall be
a minimum of 300 feet from the nearest residential
zoning.district and 1200.feet from the nearest church or
school. Located in U.S. 19 No. 2 Addition, Lots 29
through 34, Block 2, Section 10, Township 11S, Range
14E. Said parcel contains 3.98 acres more or less and is
located within a C-3 zoning. Site address: 14472 NW
Highway 19.
Copies of said petitions with complete legal descrip-
tions and subsequent staff reports will be available for
review at the Levy County Development Department. For
Information call 352-486-5203. Interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard regarding the,
proposed petitions. Any person requiring reasonable
accommodations to participate in this meeting should
contact the County Commissioners Administration Office
at 352-486-5218.
SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING, A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD'
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON
WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
Pub.: July 23, 30, 2009.


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Aug. 6, 2009


Levy School board approves


tentative 09-10 budget, millage


By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor


In a special budget hearing July 28, the School
Board of Levy County voted to tentatively approve
the 2009-2010 school budget and millage rate.
At the meeting, Director of Finance Bob Clemons
asked for the members of the school board to vote on
one of two options.
Option 1 is the millage that was prescribed by the
Department of Education, which lowers last year's
rate of 7.742 to 7.501. The new millage would bring
in a total of $15,474,974.85.
Option 2 gives the school district the opportunity
to levy an additional' .25 of discretionary millage,
bringing, the millage rate to 7.751, providing an
additional $515,763.73 over Option 1.
"Effectively what this allows us to do is maintain
the millage we had last year," he said. The only
difference is about a penny per thousand.
In addition, the state of Florida would subsidize
$0.42 for every $0.58 raised in the county, equaling
$371,578.
The state recognizes that in most counties property
values have been declining, he said. Property values
in Levy have been reduced by 10.4 percent.
"What they're doing is giving us the opportunity to
hold our millage as it is so that doesn't accelerate the
descent. I think all of us recognize we went up way
too fast. All the property values were going up. They
tried to keep the millage down to kind of offset some
of it. The dangerous thing is that the bottom just fell
out of all these governmental entities, all this revenue.
It would really crush the system if it went down too
fast."
Of the additional $887,341.73 generated from
Option 2, about $370,000 would be held back to build
up the fund balance "in anticipation of the cliff we're
going to encounter in two years when the federal
stimulus money goes away," Clemons said.
The district lost quite a bit of revenue last year
because of the drop in the state budget and also
because of the declining student enrollment, he said.


The Department of Education requires the district to
maintain at least a 3 percent fund balance, otherwise
a notice must be submitted and a plan of action put in
place.
"It is imperative that we maintain a strong fund
balance," Clemons said.
"I would like to .recommend you approve our
millage and the budget as it was presented and this
will allow us to keep the option open for discussion
on the .25 millage until Sept. the eighth," he said.
"In my opinion, we don't need to accelerate the
loss. We need to try to hold the millage as it is for
obvious reasons."
Sept. 8 is the school board's final budget meeting
at which the millage and budget will be approved for
the '09-'10 school year.
"We can levy it and we can still take it away until
Sept. 8. This will allow the conversation to continue
until then when we have the final hearing. We should
know some things by then."
Student enrollment and also staff levels needed to
meet class size reduction requirements will be known
by then because the students will be in school, he
said.
Cindy Roach, president of the Levy County
Education Association, said not levying the quarter
mill could have much more wide-reaching effects
than just maintaining the same rate as last year.
"When you look at not levying the quarter mill, the
effect it will have on the school district is not only that
quarter mill but also the amount of money the state
would subsidize per student," she said. "If we don't
levy the quarter mill for our district, our school board
can lose $887,000."
School Board Member Cameron Asbell motioned
to approve the presented Option 2 and the budget
tentatively until the Sept. 8 meeting.
The v6te was unanimously in favor of the millage
and budget.
"It was the right thing to do at least until September,"
Clemons "said of the vote, after the hearing. "If they
didn't approve it tonight, the conversation would be
over."


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By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

The" Florida Q
Police Benevolent
Association, Inc. met
for the first time with
sheriff's office officials
Friday to begin
contract negotiations,
but the main issue,
which is wages and
benefits, is temporarily
off the table because
the county commission
has ruled out pay raises
for anyone.
County
commissioners have
tentatively decided to force the sheriff's office to shave
5 percent off last year's budget and use that number for
this year's spending plan, a mandate that eliminates pay
raises. Sheriff Johnny Smith said the smaller budget
would result in patrol cars being parked and three
employee positions being eliminated.
Smith says the budget cutbacks would have a
devastating impact on his office. However, he is not part
ofthe PBA contract negotiations.
The county commission is taking a hard line on most
of the department budgets it funds, but the PBA believes
sheriff's deputies who put their lives on the line every
day are in a different category and should not be lumped
together with employees from other departments.
"It's a little disheartening to hear commissioners
putting deputies in the same category as other county
employees," said J.W. "Jack" Soule, staff representative
for PBA.
Soule said thePBAis watching the county commission
budget process closely to determine how much money
will be given to the agency and if there is any money
available for raises. If the commission's prohibition on
raises stands, it would be the second consecutive year
without a raise for deputies.
The PBA is asking the sheriff's office to discontinue
its practice of hiring experienced officers and allowing
them to have exactly the same or higher pay than deputies
who have been with the Levy County Sheriff's Office
for the same amount of years.
Soule said PBA would like to cap the compensation
received by incoming experienced officers. Under the
PBA proposal, a'depiuty with 10 years experience in
another department would be credited with five years for
compensation purposes.
"If someone comes in with 10,years experience you
don't give them the same money as someone who has
been here for 10 years," Soule said.
The PBA also wants to change the type of tests used
for promotions. The union would like a more general test
that would allow, for example, someone who passes a
test for sergeant to be able to apply for those jobs in law
enforcement or corrections.


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OBITUARIES


GAYLE J. SLOFKIN
Gayle J. Slofkin, age 64, of Chiefland, Fla., passed
away on July 24, 2009.
She was born on April 13, 1945, in Long Island,
N.Y. She moved to Chiefland, Fla., 27 years ago
from Miami, Fla. She worked as a Certified Nurse's
Assistant, waitress, and admin assistant with a local
insurance company. She was of the Christian faith and
volunteered at Chiefland Elementary School. She loved
taking care of her family, children, grandchildren;
enjoyed crocheting and reading; was an animal lover,
and had a terrific sense of humor.
She was preceded to heaven by husband of 30
years, Lawrence Slofkin.
She is survived by her son, Christopher Butler
(Michelle Butler); daughters: Michaelle Butler (Wager
Sharpe), Samantha Slofkin (Clay Brooks), And6
Marie Gonzales, and Tibby Slofkin; grandchildren:
Lance, Matthew, Jarrod, Sydn6, Zack, Brandon,
Sal, Jeffery, Baily, Ashlee, and Timmy; by loving
companion, Winston Simmons; nieces and nephews;
many cherished friends; and by her special four-
legged friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August
7, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tommy Usher
-Community Center, 506 S.W. Fourth Ave., Chiefland,
Fla. All friends and family are invited to celebrate the
precious life of Gayle.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland.

TERRY LEE CHASE
Terry Lee Chase, 66, of Williston, Fla., died on
July 26, 2009.
Mr. Chase was a retired apartment building
manager. He moved to thd Williston area from Miami,
Fla., many years ago.
SHe is survived by his brother, Ralph Chase of
Milwaukee, Wisc., and a sister in North Carolina.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Online
condolences can be made at the Web site, www.hiers-
baxley.com
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services of Chiefland, Fla. (352) 493-0050

LYNN SCOTT WINGERTER
Lynn Scott Wingerter, 66, of Inglis, Fla., died on
July 27, 2009, at his residence.
He moved to this area 15 years ago from Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla. He was a retired car dealership
business owner. He was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
He enjoyed the "Retreads" group and was a member
for many years. He was also a treasurer of the VOMA.
He enjoyed motorcycles, boating and reading.
He is survived by his children, Karen Wainuski of
Springhill, Tenn., and Mike Wingerter of Springhill,
Tenn.; and his grandchildren: Jared, Dylan, Rylee,
Conner and Courtney all of Tennessee.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland, Fla. (352) 493-0050


THOMAS R. "TOMMY" BARBER SR.


Thomas R. "Tommy" Barber Sr., 92, ofOcala, Fla.,
passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center on
Monday, July 27, 2009.
He was a "Florida Cracker" born in Morriston,
Fla., August 28, 1916. He married Elizabeth Coulter
ofBlitchton on June 30, 1937, in.Bronson, Fla. They
celebrated 68 years of marriage on June 30, 2005.


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Elizabeth died On December 27, 2005. Tommy was
a full-time farmer until 1950, then part-time, after he
started a career in Ford Tractor Sales until 1974. He
was elected to the Marion County Board of County
Commissioners in 1975 and served proudly from 1976-
1980. Tommy was a member of the Morriston Baptist
Church for 72 years. He was very active serving as
deacon and many other leadership positions. He loved
his church and his Lord Jesus Christ.
Tommy was the father of Richard (Pam) Barber
of Ocala and Carolyn (Terry) Evison of Haines City,
Fla. He was grandfather to Rick Barber (deceased),
Deanne Duncan, Dr. Robert E. Williams Jr., Dr. James
Chadwick Williams; great-grandfather to Thomas M.
Barber, Lindsay Sims, Alex Duncan, Marion Cole
Williams, and Robert E. Williams III.
Tommy loved his family and couldn't wait for
another family get-together for birthdays and holidays.
He believed in family unity.
Visitation was Friday, July 31, 2009, from 6-8 p.m.
at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston, Fla. Funeral
service was at Morriston Baptist Church at 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 1, 2009, with burial at Pleasant Hill
Cemetery afterward.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial
contributions be made to Morriston Baptist Church
Building Fund, 20291 S.E. 33rd St., Morriston, FL
32668.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Williston, Fla.,

MARY E. MONTGOMERY
Mary E. Montgomery, 95, of Chiefland, Fla.,
passed away peacefully on July 28, 2009, at Haven
Hospice of the Tri-Counties.
i Mrs. Montgomery
was born in Missouri
S . on Dec. 28, 1913. She
was a homemaker
t and enjoyed fishing,
hunting and traveling.
She was a former
member of the Eastern
Star. Her enjoyment
in life was raising her
children.
She was preceded
in death by her husband, Gerald Montgomery; son,
Thomas Wimberly; and a sister, Ann Murrell.
She is survived by her children: Jannie and James
Bicknell, Alan Ray Jesk, and Jimmy Dafe Jesk;
brothers: Don Lillard, Joe Lillard and Lowell Lillard;
three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and
several great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was on Saturday, August 1, 2009, at 10
a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland
and services were at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at the Chiefland Cemetery.

MICHELLE "SHELLY" LYNN
MATTHEWS
Michelle "Shelly" Lynn Matthews of Old Town,
Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009. She was
26.
Shelly was a lifelong resident of Dixie County,
She graduated from the United States Army boot
camp in August 2000 and served as a member of the!
United States Army reserves for a period of time. She
attended the Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland.
She is survived by her son, Logan Matthews of
Old Town; daughter, Jayda Jordan of Cocoa Beach,
Fla.; parents, Mitchell and DeeAnn Matthews of
Waycross, Ga., and Vickie Matthews of Old Town;
brother, Christopher Keen of Trenton, Fla.; sisters,
Trina Makatura of Cross City, Fla., and Alisha Childs
of Old Town; and maternal grandmother, Martha Ann
Osteen of Old Town.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 2,2009,
at 5 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. George Kearns officiating. Burial followed
at Old Town Cemetery in Old Town, Fla. A visitation
was held one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were placed under the care of the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla.

MARGARET P. GRIFFIN
Margaret P. Griffin, 65, of Archer, Fla., passed
away Friday, July 31, 2009, at North Florida Regional
Hospital.
Margaret was born in Blakley, Ga. She lived most
all of her life in Levy County. She managed a Boutique
at the Ocala Jai- Alai. She was Pentecostal by faith and
she enjoyed cooking and watching cooking shows.
She is survived by her son, William Eddie Griffin;


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Thomas (Benny), Debbie White (Joey), and JoAnn
Woodley (Stephen); one brother, Sterling Smith
(Barbara); two sisters, Elizabeth Lineberger (Buddy)
and Judy Greenwood; 11 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at Knauff Funeral Home
in Williston, Fla., on Friday, August 7, 2009, at 6 p.m.
Services will be held the same day and begin at 7 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home, Williston, Fla.

ROY ALLEN BROWN
Roy Allen Brown of Old Town, Fla., passed away'
Sunday, August 2, 2009, at Shands at the University
of Florida. He was 69 years of age.
Mr. Brown was a member of the United States
Navy serving as a Seabee Military Police. Upon
leaving the Navy he became a police officer in the
town of Crestview. He retired from the Collier County
Sheriffs Department in 1997 after 16 years of service.
He moved to Chiefland, Fla., and then to Old Town
in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion,
Post 383 in Old Town and attended Praise Christian
Church in Old Town. Mr. Brown enjoyed playing his
guitar and keyboard, singing bass in a quartet, and
loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Brown of Old
Town; son, Jonathan David Brown of Old Town;
stepson, Michael Hugh Foley of Marco Island, Fla.;
stepdaughters: Debra Celeste Anderson and Edna
Jacquline Anderson, both of Old Town, and Samantha
Ann Anderson of Cross City, Fla.; grandsons, David
Michael and GeorgeAllen ofOldTown; granddaughter,
Kathryn Andrea of Old Town; and brother, Bobby Joe
Brown of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August
8, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Cecil Hysmith officiating.
Arrangements have been placed under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla.

DOLLIE LEWIS MARKHAM


Dollie Lewis Markham, age 88, of Williston, Fla.,
passed away on August 2, 2009,
She was born on April 11, 1921, in Williston to
James M. and Hattie Lewis.' Born and raised in
Williston, she was of the Baptist faith and a member
of the First Baptist Church in Williston. She worked
as a line worker for Dixie Lilly.
She was also a former Sunday school teacher for
the church. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and
spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Markham;
sons, Virgil Markham Jr. (Gloria) and William
Markham (Janice); daughter, Joyce Gregory (Marvin);
13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and five
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Markham will be held on
Thursday August 6, 2009, from 6-8L p.m. at Knauff
Funeral Home-Williston. Funeral services will be held
on Friday, August 7, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist
Church in Williston with Rev. Travis Hudson officiating.
Interment is to follow at Orange Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements-are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Williston

PAMELA M. SIMS
Pamela M. Sims, age 49, of Chiefland, Fla., passed
away on August 2, 2009, after a courageous and hard-
fought battle with cancer.
She'was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in Brooksville, Fla.,
to William "Ed" and Joyce Maxwell. She has been
part of the Chiefland community for 35 years, moving
here from Gainesville, Fla. She was of the Baptist faith
and a member of the Hardeetown Baptist Church in
Chiefland, Fla. She loved to do gardening and painting.
She was a great wife and a loving mother.
She was preceded in. death by her father William
Edward "Ed" Maxwell.
She is survived by her mother, Joyce Maxwell;
husband, Ray Sims; sons, Wesley and Quinton Sims;
daughter, Jennifer Beckton; sister, Debbie Crus; Aunt
Sarah Perkins; two grandchildren; and was well loved
by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Sims was held on Wednesday,
August 5, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. at Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland. Funeral services will be held on
Thursday August 6, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Hardeetown
Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Hudson officiating.
Interment is to follow at Hardeetown United Methodist
Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
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Sheriff asks

for help in

2007 murder
The Levy County Sheriff's Office
is asking for assistance in solving
a two-year-old double murder in
Fanning Springs.
The incident was reported at 9:19
p.m. on Dec. 27, 2007 by a caller who
notified sheriff's office dispatch that
a vehicle had crashed at McDougal
Mobile Home Park and the vehicle
was on fire.
Deputies at the scene found two
adults in the burning Mitsubishi
Mirage.
The driver, Hugo Devalle, 28, was
airliftedby ShandsCairhelicopterfor a
gunshot wound and burns from the car
fire. He died later at Shands Hospital
in Gainesville. The passenger, Elfego
Cano, 34, was pronounced dead at the
scene. He had been shot and had been
burned in the car fire.
Both victims lived at McDougal
Mobile Home Park. When they pulled
up to their residence an unknown
person shot the victims with a
handgun. The victims attempted to
leave the property and drove through
two fences and over an oak tree as
their vehicle caught fire.
Witnesses obser ed a newer
model To\ota extended cab truck in
the mobile home before the incident.
The truck was seen leaving at a high
rate of speed.
The case remains unsolved.
Anyone with information is asked
to call the Lev" County Sheriff's
Office and ask for Lt. Scott Tummond
or you can anonymously call Crime
Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.


Sheriff's arrests


Deputies arrest man for selling drugs


A convicted felon who sold narcotics
to an undercover confidential source in
November of 2008 was arrested July
30 on those charges as well as being in
possession of firearms at his home.
James John Taylor, 37, 10530 N.E.
75th St., Bronson had sold one tablet of
Oxycontin, a narcotic prescription drug
to a Levy Country Drug Task Force
source on Nov. 19, 2008.
While serving the arrest warrant
for sale and possession of a controlled
substance, Taylor's wife was questioned
and she said he kept a handgun and two
rifles stored in their bedroom.
Taylor's wife led investigators,into
the master bedroom where they retrieved
a 9 mm handgun from a dresser drawer,
a .22 caliber rifle, and a .50 caliber black
powder rifle from beneath Taylor's bed.
Taylor was also arrested for sale and
possession with intent to distribute a
controlled substance for a second sale
of drugs to undercover informants, this
time on Oct. 2, 2008. Taylor sold two 80
mg Oxycontin tablets in the drug deal.
The tablets were identified using a 2008
Drug Identification Bible.
Bond was set at,$40,000 on the drug
charges and $30,000 on the firearms
charges.
Convicted felons are prohibited from
owning or possessing firearms.
* A Chiefland man was arrested
by the sheriff's-office on a charge of
felony aggravated domestic battery in
connection with an argument that led to
violence against his girlfriend.
Kenneth E. Strong, 49, 10351 N.W.
37th Ave., started breaking out windows
when Albertha Hayes refused to let him
in her house. They had broken up but
had gotten back together a month ago
after dating and living together for five
years.


Hayes retreated to a back bedroom
where her brother Johnny Hayes was
lying down. Strong is accused of
following her into the bedroom and
striking her twice in the face with his
first, knocking out a front tooth.
Strong denied knocking out her
front tooth. While patting him down,
officers found a stab wound on his left
leg from four days earlier when he said
the victim stabbed him with a knife.
The victim said she had two stab marks
on her left leg inflicted by Strong four
days earlier. She said she was defending
herself when stabbed. Bond was set at
$22,500.
* A Bronson man was arrested
July 25 on charges of imprisoning his
girlfriend in a tin shed where they lived
and punching her until she escaped.
Eric Brookins, 19, 13071 N.E. 75th
Place, became angry on July 20 when
his girlfriend refused to kiss him. She
said he shoved her in the face with his
hands and punched her several times
across her body.
The victim said the attacks took
place from 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. While
sitting on the ground crying, the victim
said Brookins laughed at her.
The victim also said she attempted to
leave several times, but every time she
tried Brookins would stand in front of
the door and prevent her from leaving.
He would grab her and throw her down.
She eventually escaped from the shed
but he dragged her by the hair back to the
shed. She managed to escape his grasp
and run toward a neighbor's home.
Brookins denied abusing his
girlfriend. He told deputies he and the
victim got into an argument and the only
thing he did was to throw her down on
the bed when she tried to leave.
Brookins was arrested on charges


of kidnapping (false imprisonment), a
felony, and domestic battery. Bond was
set at $12,500.
* Rodney Kirk Williams, 40, 15650
N.W. 90th Ave., Trenton, at 11:48 p.m.,
July 1 on a Dixie County warrant for
sales of a controlled substance. Bond
$15,000.
* Shavon Juanita Medley, 26, Old
Town, at 11:48 p.m., July 31, on a Dixie
County warrant for sale of a controlled
substance. No bond.
* Terry L. Blankenship, 49, 14431
S.E. 21st Place, Morriston, at 7:23 p.m.,
July 24, on a charge of domestic battery.
Bond $2,500.
* Michael Ryan Thomas, 24,
Chiefland, at 5:60 p.m., July 24, at 5:50
p.m., July 24,'on a warrant for failure to
appear. Bond $375.
* Donald S. Levesque, 43, 10670
N.E. 97th Place, Bronson, at 5:52 p.m.,
on a charge of domestic assault. Bond
$2,500.
* Sammuel Dean Humphrey, 43,
10225 N.E. 67th St., Bronson, at 10:05
p.m., July 28, on a charge of domestic
battery. Released on own recognizance.
* David Russell Vanbuhler, 53,
12950 S.E. 60thAve. Inglis, at 1:50 p.m.
on a Levy County warrant for violation
of probation - DUI. No bond.
* Bacil E. Buie, 49, Hawthorne,
at 9:30 a.m., July 27, on charges of
possession of a controlled substance
and sale of a controlled substance; also
sale of a controlled substance; sale and
possession of controlled substance;
sale of counterfeit substance. Bond
$60,000.
* Artis James Feaster, 47, Old Town,
at 12:13 p.m., July 24, on Levy County
warrant for failure to appear on charges
of possession of cocaine, possession of
paraphernalia. Bond $20,000.


Levy County's Most Wanted


Timothy E. Davis
Archer
Marijuana produce,
possession
$5,500 Bond


ToddE. Davis
Archer
Marijuana produce,
possession
$5,500 Bond


Michael V Defilippo
Williston
Larceny, $300-$5,000
$10,000'Bond


Joshua B. Reeves
Old Town
Sale, possession
controlled substance
$15,000 Bond


Colton J. Smith
Chiefland
Vehicle theft, criminal
mischief
$10,000 Bond


RandalK. Stewart
Homosassa
Larceny $300-$5,000
$5,000 Bond


Jacksonville fugitive caught in Chiefland


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Members of the Levy County Drug Task Force
and U.S. Marshal's Service fugitive apprehension
team captured a man at the Manatee Springs Motel
recently on charges of shooting his wife and nephew in
Jacksonville.
Benjamin F. Glover, 229 N.W. 72nd Court, Trenton,
was arrested for aggravated battery with a firearm,
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two
counts of aggravated domestic violence, the Levy
County Sheriffs Office said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigated the
July 18 shooting and found that Glover had gone to his
mother-in-law's residence and shot through the front
door to gain entry. Once inside he shot his nephew
multiple times and then turned the gun on his wife and
shot her several times.
On July 22 the U.S. Marshal's Service Florida


Regional Fugitive Task Force and task force members
from the Levy and Alachua County Sheriffs Offices and
Gainesville Police Departmeht began the manhunt.
Glover's vehicle was located at the Manatee Springs
Motel and he was apprehended without incident.
Other arrests were made in connection with Glover's
apprehension.
Members of the task force had observed Edwin
Henry standing in the parking lot with Glover.. Henry
threw away a white pill bottle containing crack cocaine
and one blue pill later identified as Loritab, a narcotic
prescription drug.
Henry was arrested on charges of tampering with
evidence, possession of crack cocaine and possession of
a controlled substance, and two counts each of possession
and sale of crack cocaine in connection with undercover
buys the drug task force made from Henry in April.
During the arrest of Glover and Henry, the task force
arrested Amanda Robinson when they saw her standing
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Nationalized


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will harm us

By Rick Burnham
Editor

very cloud, they say, has a silver lining.
These days, it seems every silver lining has
a cloud.
Take the energetic push toward a
national health care program by our wonderful
friends in Washington, for example.
The silver lining is easy to see. Health care will
now supposedly be available for everyone - and you
have to like that, whether you are a Democrat or a
Republican, a Socialist or a Capitalist. No one likes
to see a fellow human being suffer.
In the long term, though, this may not end as well
as you think, and here's why.
When I was growing up in the small metropolis
of Jasper, just up the Suwannee River, I was told that
the most prestigious career you could choose was to
be a doctor. There were other noble quests - lawyer,
engineer, law enforcement to name a few - but
nothing compared to the prestige and honor of being
a medicine man (or woman).
Accordingly, people in medical fields were
thought to be well-compensated, a reward for the
years of meticulous study it took to achieve those
goals.
Presumably, that's the way it was years ago
in merry old England. (Stay with me.) But more
recently, reports from across the pond say youngsters
there no longer endeavor to be doctors and nurses
when they grow up. A BBC story just last year
reported that England is experiencing major
difficulty recruiting doctors. The country has fewer
doctors than just about any comparable nation, the
report continued.
The system, it seems, has changed things just a
bit.
Hospital waiting rooms are bursting at the seams
in England and Canada and Australia and Cuba and
otherplaces where socialized health care is the norm.
That's what happens when the product is "free."
Johnny has an earache? Take him to the emergency
room. Shaniqua has a tummy ache? Off to the doctor.
Alberto stumped his toe? Make an appointment.
SHealth care is a privilege, after all.
-. As it turns out, long hours on the job combined
with government wages has lowered the prestige
of the medical profession just a tad in England. So
youngsters there are opting for other pursuits.
Could that happen here? If you don't think so,
then you obviously still believe in hope and change.
Let's forget about that argument for a moment.
Let's assume that the honor and dignity of the
medical profession will still attract America's best
and brightest for decades to come. A-more ominous
cloud still lingers on the fringes of the national health
care debate. Buried in the thousands and thousands
of pages of health care proposals being carefully
weighed by our representatives in Washington are
items related to the rationing of care for senior
citizens.
When a blanket is spread out over a considerable
distance, it tends to get a little thin in certain spots.
And that's what is going to happen when our health
care resources get spread far and wide. The care
for some people might not always measure up. And
what better place to start than with those people who
might not have that long to live anyway?
Lawmakers know this. That's why they have
included measures for the "counseling" of senior
citizens. Perhaps the resources to properly treat
Mr. Johnson's ailing-heart are no longer available.
Counsel him on the options, which include a
peaceful alternative, free of pain and suffering and
breathing.
Far-fetched? Don't be surprised if it comes to this.
Here are your representatives in Washington,
along with a phone number. Call them now and
demand an end to this lunacy.
Senate: Mel Martinez, (202) 224-3041; Bill
Nelson, (202) 224-5274.
House: Ginny Brown-Waite, (202) 225-1002;
Cliff Stems, (352) 351-8777.

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By Terry Witt
Staff Writer .

I was sitting in Hungry Howie's in Bronson
two Saturday's ago waiting for a pizza when
a woman sat down next to me and asked if I
would buy her a pair of shoes next door at the
Dollar General Store in Bronson.
It wasn't exactly the "come on" a bachelor like
me would hope for when an attractive woman sits
down next to me and starts a conversation. I would
have hoped for more romantic overtones, but it was
obvious she was in a desperate economic situation.
She pointed down to a broken strap on the shoes
she was wearing and gave me a story about being
kicked out of her home by her Egyptian boyfriend
and not having any money or place to live. Whether
the story about the boyfriend was true or not, I don't
know. I did judge her to be in a hopeless situation.
I told her to go over to the Dollar General to pick
out the shoes she wanted. I would pay for them.
I'm not a rich man by any means, but she was much
poorer than me. My pizza arrived a few minutes
later. I ate it and drove next door to Dollar General.
The woman was approaching the drivers of cars
with her story. They would roll up their windows
before driving away.
She was happy to see me. I asked her if she had
picked out a pair of shoes. She said the shoes were
lying on the counter. The tiny sandals with colorful
beaded straps were lying on the counter where she
said I would find them. I paid for the $4.50 shoes
(she had picked out the cheapest one she could find)
and gave them to her. Judging from her expression,
you would have thought I gave her $10,000.
She had also asked me earlier if I could give her
$5 for a meal. I gave her a $10 bill when I handed
her the shoes and suggested she contact Another
Way, a shelter for abused women outside Chiefland.
She said Another Way knew her story. When I left
the woman, she had slipped on the cheap sandals
and apparently tossed away her broken shoes. She
was walking down the sidewalk toward the heart of
Bronson. I knew I hadn't helped her much. I didn't
feel particularly proud of my small contribution. But
it was better than just turning away from her and
telling her to go away.
When I was in Hungry Howie's earlier, I had
seen her walk up to the counter to engage the clerk
in conversation. She mentioned to the clerk that she
had worked there before and wondered if they had
any positions available. The restaurant worker said
there were no positions available and shrugged her
shoulders apologetically.
I mention this entire incident only because I'm
about fed up with all this talk about how much
the economy is improving under President Barack
Obama's economic stimulus program. The $787
billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act
hasn't created a single job in Levy County to my
knowledge. I doubt it ever will. I would love to be
proved wrong.
. The woman who approached me for money was
the third person in two weeks to ask me for money
in Levy County. A man approached me in the Winn
Dixie parking lot in Chiefland for $3 to buy a gallon
of gas. A different woman approached.me for money
to buy a meal. I must look like a kind soul, or a
sucker. I'm not sure which.
I don't ever remember being asked for money
by people living in Levy County. I used to think the
panhandlers were a part of the Gainesville homeless
culture. They are the people who stand at busy
intersections with signs in their hands asking for
food, money or jobs, or sit along the walls of stores
and beg for dollars.
I think the people who approached me for food,
gas and shoes in Levy County are a warning sign
about a very shaky national economy. I don't think it
was just panhandling. Fewer and fewer people have
jobs. More and more people are hungry.
The national unemployment rate for non-farm
workers was 9.5 percent in June when 467,000


jobs were lost, according to the U.S. Department
of Labor. There are 14.7 million people currently
unemployed in the U.S. Since the start of the
recession in December of 2007, the agency says
7.2 million people have lost their jobs and the
unemployment rate has climbed by 4.6 percent.
The raw statistics on unemployment show
Obama's economic stimulus plan hasn't stimulated
anything but political debate in Washington. The
money isn't being pumped into the economy at a
furious rate, as one might expect in a recession.
Most of the money is still sitting in a bank waiting
for someone to apply for it.
The stimulus plan is a far cry from Franklin
D. Roosevelt's plan to end the Great Depression
of the 1930s. His economic recovery plan put
people directly to work rebuilding the nation's
infrastructure, its roads, bridges, schools and other
public buildings etc. It was a desperate measure in
desperate times, but it put money directly into the
hands of people who needed it.
Obama's economic stimulus plan is more like
smoke and mirrors. The money has slowly trickled
out of Washington in bits and pieces. Levy County
will get its tidbits. The money will build a nice
pedestrian trail to Manatee Springs State Park along
State Road 320 and repave part of County Road 40
in the south part of the county.
Some local officials believe there may be projects
they can get funded through the program, but they
aren't talking about any new jobs. They are talking
about getting government stimulus grants to build or
purchase things they normally would be unable to
afford through the regular budget process.
That is the great tragedy of Obama's plan.
It really doesn't put anyone to work except
government bureaucrats.
If he was really interested in stimulating the
economy, he would have found a way to stimulate
the creation of jobs in the private sector. He would
have offered tax incentives for businesses to create
new jobs. He would have reduced the tax burden on
businesses to encourage job growth and found ways
to encourage the risk takers in the business and
industrial world to sink investment money into the
economy.
The stimulus plan is nothing more than a waste
of tax dollars the way it is written. As one locally-
elected official put it to me, if it doesn't put money
in the hands of the men and women who will spend
it that night (for necessities), it's basically worthless.
It's not putting meat and potatoes on the table for
anyone who really needs it.
I personally can see no direct benefits for me or
the business I work for. I haven't seen any tangible
economic benefits going to any businesses in the
Levy County thus far.
Maybe I'm being too impatient. Maybe, all
of a sudden we will see this huge burst of federal
tax money flowing like a river into Levy County
creating jobs and infrastructure projects. I very
much doubt it, based on what I have seen thus far.
Perhaps I'm jumping the gun.
But with 14.7 million unemployed in the country
(the number is undoubtedly low), the picture isn't
very pretty.
The mere fact that I have been approached
by hungry and homeless people for the first time
in Levy County tells me the economic stimulus
program hasn't stimulated anything but political
antagonism. It hasn't helped the hungry woman who
approached me.
One local politician told me he saw a story on the
Fox Network quoting Obama as saying 70 percent
of the stimulus money would be spent by 2012, the
year of his future re-election bid. I couldn't find the
story. I have no idea whether it is true. But given
the lack of economic punch in the stimulus program
I've seen thus far, I can't totally dismiss the report.
I have lost faith in our political leadership in
Washington.
I'm hungry for some real economic stimulus.
I really am.
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Thanks for your support


Hello, it's me again, the short, fat,
hairy-legged guy with the big hat.
Words will never express the
gratitude my family and I have for you.
We must say "Thank You" again to the
8,818 Voters last November. We were
humbled and blessed then and continue
to be today by those who have fought
for almost nine more months for my
appointment.
Thank You for your prayers and
words of encouragement. Thank you
for your continued communications
with Tallahassee.


Understandably you are angry, we
are as well. The people's voice was
heard. However the choice was made
to go the way of personal gain and
special interest.
While we count the decision made
as a loss, I tell you we are not losers.
We participated by presenting our
ideals, stood up for what we believed
in and made our voices heard. When
it came time to be counted, our ideals
and beliefs were simply not chosen
enough and ultimately not chosen at all
by Gov. Crist.


Today, I offer prayers and
encouragement for all of us. I pray to not
let our anger guide our actions, to not
allow bitterness to have a home in our
hearts and to forgive. I remind you, those
who chose to stand against us are just as
we sinners and are a people as well.
Today I move forward asking this
question; What does God say about all
this? And I find comfort through these
words and hope you are able as well.
Love your neighbor as yourself, hate
the act of sin but not the sinner, forgive
if you want to be forgiven. I can do all


things through Christ who strengthens
me. You reap what you sow and
knowing nothing can be hidden from
God, he sees and hears it all.
I encourage you to stand proud, stay
strong and keep fighting for PEOPLE
not politics. On Aug. 8th at 9 a.m. on
the Levy County Court House steps,
there was a rally planned for our voices
to be heard in Tallahassee. Will you
join instead so that our voices may be
heard in heaven?
Abraham Blitch


Please value our services


On July 26, I found myself in a life-
threatening situation. While handling
a large sheet of steel, I completely
severed the ulnar artery in my arm. The
blood loss was out of control.
911 was called immediately. We
were informed, "There is only one
vehicle serving the Chiefland area now,
and it is on a call, and it will take some
time before a backup can be dispatched
from Bronson."
No matter how much we wrapped
the injury the blood would not stop
pouring out. Chiefland Fire Department
was called and thank God a provider
was at the station at 3 p.m. on a Sunday
afternoon. He was here driving a large
fire truck in what seemed like no
time at all. He knew just what to do
to stop all bleeding. I live five miles
from the fire station in the county. The
paramedics arrived, transported me to
Gainesville.
The purpose of this letter is not
to cry about being injured, or that it
took too long for help to come from


Bronson. The information is to make
you aware of the fact that you have
taken it upon yourselves to deprive us
and all others who travel in our county
the medical and police service we once
had. You saw the need to build a new
EMT station in Chiefland and have two
vehicles on call 24/7.
Then when money gets tight,
the first services you cut is police
protection and ambulance service.
Ladies and gentlemen where are
your heads. 1 am pleading with you,
get these services back on line. There
are other things you can do to save
and make money for the county. Have
ongoing auctions, sell stuff that has
been sitting for a year. You wanted
the job that was given to you, and you
must realize you are all servants of the
citizens of Levy County. So serve us
with our best interests in mind..
I hope this letter does not fall on
deaf ears.
Fred Oliver
Chiefland


Why Im runningfor office


The challenges that confront
mainstream America are complex
issues. Some are political issues, some
are economic, but politics is defined
by. leadership. Choices of rational
experienced men and women defending
against hopelessness, defending against
misdirection. A statement made in the
Bible has made an impact on me my
entire life; If the blind lead the blind both
fall in the ditch. Choice of direction for
me is always equated by if I'm leading
or following know where I'm going and
why. Don't be blind to the issues. Be
capable, if called upon to lead.
Raising taxes to finance an expensive
form of government is not the solution!
Reducing wasted government spending
and making government accountable for
reduction of debt is an important issue.
Pork belly spending is a result of lack
of accountability of "our" tax dollars.
Locally we fully intend on voting for
qualified, responsible candidates. We
trust our instincts to believe candidates
run for the good of the position. Track
records should indicate progress, and
if they don't we begin to think about
change.
I'm running for office due to the
fact the town of Bronson is spending


medical
reserve
corps >


tax dollars, but on what, and why? We
need a change of policy before the only
solution will be to raise taxes to cover
errant spending. Where is our City Sewer
or our Community Center? Nearly fifty
thousand dollars was spent on our town
park for three phase service so someone
could throw a party. Did our town really
need to allow and fund this party? Did
our children benefit from this excessive
spending? Who really did benefit and
why? Why did it'seem so important at
the time? What seemed to blind us from
good judgment, from prudence?
Please take the time to be informed.
Go to town hall meetings and ask for
your self. Ask why we haven't been
Grant eligible for years. They may
blame someone else, but if I'm elected
I won't blame anyone else. I'll help get
our town grant eligible. I will help get
city sewer. I will help build a community
center. With out raising taxes or wasting
your tax dollars! I intend to raise the
bar of accountability and proficiency.
I am asking you the voter, to help me
accomplish these well deserved goals
by voting for me.
Jim Beck
Seat 1, Bronson City Council


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PUBLIC NOTICE
Former Bronson Air-to-Ground
Gunnery Range

The, Department of Defense (DoD)
conducted live-fire training and testing of
weapon systems at active and former
'military installations throughout the United
States to ensure force readiness and
defend our nation. As directed by the U.S.
Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers manages the Military Munitions
Response Program (MMRP) for the DoD.
Under that program, the Corps assigns
priorities to defense sites containing


suspected
munitions
based on
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ordnance, discarded military
and/or munitions constituents,
various factors relating to the


for public


safety


and


environmental hazards.
The Corps' Jacksonville District is in the
process of investigating the former Bronson
Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range, Levy
County, Florida. This site was used as an
Army Air Forces air-to-ground gunnery
range during World War II.
The Corps recently completed a site
inspection at the former Bronson
Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range. The
evaluation criteria, including types of
munitions that may be present, ease of
access to the site and number of people
'living near the site, will be available for
public review at the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, 701 San Marco Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32207.
As part of our ongoing investigation, we
are seeking additional information from the
public about the former Bronson
Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range (located
approximately four miles east-southeast of
the town of Bronson, Florida). If you have
information, please send it to: Charles
Fales, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, 701 San Marco Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32207 or by email to:
PublicMail.CESAJ-CC@saj02.usace.army.m
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For further information, please contact the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corporate
Communication Office at 904-232-1576.
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Levy County is establishing a new Volunteer
Medical Reserve Corps!
The Medical Reserve Corps is a formal group of
volunteers who are able and willing to assist in the
event of any natural or man-made emergency that
overwhelms local medical capability.
This new program is in need of both medical and
non-medical volunteers!,
To learn more about MRC, go to
www.medicalreservecorps.gov/about.
If you are ready to volunteer, call:
Fred Eichler, MRC coordinator
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Water district

adopts tax rate

The Suwannee River Water
Management District has approved
a tentative budget of $56 million for
next year, a decrease of $14 million
over the previous year.
Governing board members also
approved a , proposed property
tax rate of 0.4399 mills. Water
management districts have no
elected board but are allowed to levy
property taxes under Florida law.
Under the new 0.4399 tax rate
- 43.99 cents is assessed for ever
$1,000 of assessed value. The owner
of a home assessed at $100,000,
claiming $50,000 in Homestead
exemptions, would pay $22 in
property taxes to the district.
The taxes collected by the
district fund numerous public
services including access to public
lands, spring protection, \water
monitoring programs and water
supply planning.
The District will hold its first
public hearing on the proposed
budget at 5:30 p.m.. Sept. 8. The
public hearing will be immediately
followed by the governing board's
regular monthly meeting., hhich
\~ill be held at 3 p.m.
A final public hearing is for 5:30
p.m. on Sept. 22.

Team Levy, from Page 1A
president of Central Florida Community
College, will serve as guests at the
session, which begins at 2:30 p.m. and
continues until 5 p.m.
Amanda Douglas, executive director
of both the Nature Coast Business
Development Council and Levy
County's Enterprise Zone Development
Agency, said the future success of Levy
County and its municipalities hinge on
the ability of the local citizens to adapt
to the changing world around them. Don
Upton, president and CEO of Fairfield
Index, Inc., consultants for Team Levy,
agreed.
"Businesses are changing," Upton
said. "Even our legacy industries like
agriculture, tourism, and construction
are transforming. Industries will locate
and grow based on our ability to
produce top-notch talent. Our job is to
recognize that innovation is required in
all enterprises, and respond to the fact
that businesses decide to locate and
grow in a community based on talent."
Team Levy's third session, he
added, will focus on what business and
employment trends matter most for the
future.
"We are in a position to focus on
the opportunities that provide the right,
high-value jobs for the people who call
Levy County home," Upton said.
Ideally, Douglas said, the third
engagement will feature the same
spirited debate that marked the first two
Team Levy sessions.
"Feedback from Team Levy
participants has been enthusiastic," she
said. "They appreciate the opportunity
to engage with expert leaders on issues
of transportation, sustainable growth,
and economic opportunity. They have
been pointing out the value of the
give-and-take in each session, and the
ability to draw on best practices in other
communities.
"People are responding to Team Levy
because it provides the opportunity to
address vital issues we are facing, and
what can be done to bring about tangible
results and solutions," she added.
"Participants in Team Levy indicate
they feel better prepared to set priorities
for the future of our community. We've
seen that other communities have used
data to reach consensus about the future,
and there is excitement about what we
can do together."
All public and private * sector
entities and officials, including county
commissioners are invited to the
meeting, which is open to the public.
Team Levy met in March to discuss
information and land use, and in mid


May to discuss transportation, transit
and supply chain issues.
The Nature Coast Business
Development Council, a fiscal agent for
Team Levy, will hold its monthly board
meeting Aug. 6 at 8:30 a.m. at 60 N.
Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. Topics for
discussion include funding for Team


Committee wants to end architect's contract


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

The county's new court facility
committee voted once again Friday to
recommend terminating the contract
with an architectural firm that performed
a preliminary study of courthouse office
space needs. Many committee members
were dissatisfied with the study.
Members of the Levy County
Constitutional& CourtFacility Committee
made the same recommendation to
terminate the contract' of Clemons
Rutherford & Associates a month ago,.
but the four-member Levy County
Commission was divided on how to
handle the situation and couldn't make a
decision.
Half the county commission wanted
the court facility committee to invite
Clemons Rutherford & Associates to
its next meeting. Half wanted to follow
the recommendation of the committee
and terminate the firm. The county
commission was deadlocked on two
different votes.
The situation is different now.
Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed
Chad "Cracker" Johnson to fill the post
vacated by suspended District 1 County
Commissioner Tony Parker. Johnson will
be seated on the board when the county
commission takes its next vote on whether
to terminate the contract. There can be no
deadlock if all five commissioners are
present.
Johnson was sworn into office
Tuesday.
Seven of the 10 members on the
court facility committee were present for
Buie, from Page 1A


Friday's vote. The committee members consulted about what their space needs
present were Circuit Judge Martha Lott, would be.
the chairwoman; County Commission Clemons Rutherford officials
Chairwoman Nancy Bell; Tax Collector contacted Bell privately and asked to
Linda Fugate; State Attorney Bill speak to her about the situation, but she
Cervone; Clerk of Circuit Court Danny declined the offer, saying the meetings
Shipp; County Judge Joe Smith; and of the court facility committee should be
Property Appraiser Osborne Barker. open. She felt it would be improper for
They voted unanimously to recommend her to discuss their contract in private.
terminating the contract with Clemons The same was true of Judge Lott.
Rutherford. She said she was contacted by Clemons
The court facility committee replaced Rutherford and asked to arrange. a
the old county space committee, meeting with the committee, but Lott
which for years was headed by County said she didn't feel it was appropriate
Commissioner Sammy Yearty. But for her to act on her own without
Yearty, like Parker, has been suspended consulting the committee first. She
on federal bribery allegations. felt the committee's actions should be
County commissioners decided to completely transparent to allow the
reorganize the committee and start fresh public to see everything taking place.
with a new committee name, a larger Committee members indicated
slate of elected officials as members, that they saw no purpose in talking to
and a mandate to operate openly under Clemons Rutherford at this point. They
the Sunshine Law. The committee is an would rather start fresh. A committee
advisory board to the county commission. representative has contacted the
Its meetings must be advertised and open University of Florida about providing
to the public, free advice to the committee on how to
The firm of Clemons Rutherford has go about gathering information needed
worked for the county for many years. for a space study. Committee members
The company designed the county jail. also said Clemons Rutherford could bid
It also performed the first phase of the on any future contract related to space-
courthouse office-needs study for the old needs studies.
space committee. The firm worked with For the time being, the county has
the county on buying the 21-acre site on very little money available for meeting
County Road 337, which will be the future space needs. The county has $1.3 million
home of a large county office complex, of money in a bank account for meeting
But some elected officials .on' the space needs, but the committee has not
committee felt the office needs study decided whether the money should be
conducted by the company was lacking used to build new, office space or hire
in detail. Some said-they had not been a professional consultant to conduct
consulted when Clemons Rutherford a formal study of space needs and
measured offices for space, nor Were they recommend what to build or remodel.


Monyei left City Hall shortly after the lopsided results
were announced and was unavailable for comment.
Voters trickled into City Hall throughout the day - dodging
intermittent rainshowers -but the'pace picked up considerably
shortly before the polls closed at 7 p.m., according to Mary
Ellzey, assistant to City Manager Grady Hartzog. Hartzog
joined Smith and Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas in
counting the 36 absentee ballots cast for the election, and
adding them to the 213 votes cast throughout the day. Three
of the absentee votes were tossed out due to inconsistent
signatures.
They.would not have made a difference anyway.
Buie, a former Chiefland businessman, church Deacon
and World War II veteran, beat Monyei 125-88 in votes cast
Tuesday, and claimed 27 of the 33 absentee votes.
Commissioners Rollii Hudson and Sammy Cason were
re-elected without opposition.


Taxes, from Page 1A
is going to be, not what it might be. She said property owners
are suffering too much to get hit by a higher millage in the
current economic conditions.
Bell and Commissioner. Marsha Drew said they think
there's room to cut expenses rather than having to raise the
millage.
"As much as people are hurting we can't go up," Bell said.
Chiefland resident Fred Oliver pleaded with commissioners
not to cut the ambulance service funding so low that people
are not served properly.
Oliver said he recently injured his arm severely, and had
it not been for Chiefland Fire Rescue getting to the scene to
stabilize him ahead of the ambulance, his circumstances could
have been much worse.
The county has removed one of the ambulances that once
operated out of Chiefland to save money. It has also removed
one ambulance from Williston. It added an ambulance to
Bronson. The ambulance can respond to either city.


Drew, from Page 1A


is listed as a field faculty member for the University of
Florida, which pays 52 percent of his salary. Levy County
pays the other 48 percent.
"I'm honored that they chose a rag-tailed Levy County
boy for the job," Drew said.
Commissioners agreed to four parts of the absence-with-
leave agreement. The absence without pay agreement begins
Oct. 15. He will be reinstated to his current position as an
agricultural extension agent for Levy County at his current
salary. The commission agreed to pay Barbara Edmonds,
who handles the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program
for Drew, a stipend $4,923 above her current salary to
handle a portion of Drew's duties. During his absence,
commissioners will pay Drew's temporary replacement a
percentage of his salary to continue his job duties.
Drew's total salary is $80,094, of which the county pays
$38,638. Edmonds' salary is $32,822.
In other business:
- County Judge Joe Smith swore in Owen Chad
"Cracker" Johnson as the newest member of the Levy
County Commission. Johnson was selected by Gov. Charlie
Crist as the interim commissioner to replace suspended
Commissioner Tony Parker, who is facing bribery charges
in U.S. District Court along with suspended Commissioner
SammyYearty.Yearty was replacedby interim Commissioner
Marsha Drew of Yankeetown.
- Commissioners turned down a request by Mayor Bill
Lake of Inglis to allow the city to piggyback on the county's
Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy. Lake said
Blue Cross Blue Shield had raised the cost of the policy to
$12,500 per individual for each of the town's 12 employees
for a total cost of $150,000. He said the town brings in just
$400,000 of property tax revenue. Commission Chairwoman
Nancy Bell said she felt all the cities in the county should
be given a similar opportunity if Inglis was allowed to take
advantage of the county's insurance policy. Commissioner
Danny Stevens felt the county needed to wait a year and
do additional research on how it might impact the county.
The county has 199 employees using the county's health
insurance.
- On a related matter, commissioners agreed to
contribute an additional $116,000 to cover employee health
care premiums. The county pays all the health insurance
for individual employees but employees pay for family
coverage. The coverage varies.
- Commissioners approved the draft budget for the


L Levy CountyT tourist Development Council of $303,515,


County.Agricultural Extension Agent Anthony Drew
is headed to Iraq to work with the Iraqi people on
agricultural issues and to help establish a reliable
extension service.

including a marketing plan of $41,458. The budget is
$17,000 less than last year. The county's 2-cent bed tax
on lodging facilities generated $162,000 last year, but the
money paid by visitors who stayed at those motels and
other lodging facilities was $8,100,000. Those visitors also
spent $12.1 million in the Levy County economy. Tourism
created 266 jobs in the county, according to the county's
tourism director, Carol McQeen.
-Commissioner Lilly Rooks said she and County
Attorney Ann Baste Brown met with Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission officials in late July
concerning a county case where a woman has exotic
wildlife, including a tiger, bear and a lion, but has no county
land use permit for the animals. The county has taken the
position that FWC should require zoning approval before
granting state permits for exotic wildlife. She said nothing
was resolved-with the agency.


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CAREGIVER: Professional
loving care. References
available - 352-493-2186.
8/12ApJf8/13

M.H. ELECTRICAL SER-
VICE, INC: Your best con-
nection for service, residen-
tial and commercial work.
EC0002526; Call Gary at
352-528-0268. 8/19pAJf8/20

ATM MOBILE WELDING
- Structural and pipe weld-
ing. Anything metal for your
fabrication and repair needs.
We can stick, MIG, TIG; and
also Plasma cutting and cut-
ting torch. Call Rob at ATM
Welding LLC, 352-234-0574.
8/19ApJf
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HAVE TRAILER WILL
HAUL: Vehicles, sheds, etc.
8X18.5, tilt bed, 10,0001b
winch, local or long-dis-
tance, road-use permit. 352-
542-2812 or 352-356-1750
8/19ApJf8/20

LAWNCARE- Cornbread's
Lawn Mowing Service "You
grow it, I'll mow it." Reason-
able and Reliable. Jackie
Sheffield 352-463-6498.
8/5ApJf

HANDYMAN - HANDY
HAL: We take care of the
small jobs others don't want.
VGood work for a fair price.


Services

(352) 463-1675 or (352) 359-
5301. tfnpAJf

ESSECUTS - Kids',cuts, 12
years and under - $6.00;
Adult regular haircuts -
$9.00; styled - $12.00 and
up. Ask for Essie, 352-493-
9855. 10/28ApJf

HANDYMAN SERVICES
- State Certified contrac-
tor, remodeling, additions,
proches, decks; new homes.
All types of repairs. Free es-
timates. 352-949-2292 Apt-
fnJf

GOT LAND?
Block homes starting @
$55/sqft, $595/mo.
Price incl: Well, Septic,
'Lot Prep, Permits, etc.
100% Finance Avail wac
(352)622-0166
8/12ApJf8/13

D & C FENCING: 28 yrs
experience, lowest prices
around, guaranteed. Install
field fences, barbwire, and
board fence. Call (352)535-
5702. 8/26ApJf8/20

HANDYMAN: All types of
carpentry, home repairs, and
odd jobs. Call Gary - 352-
528-0268. 8/26ApJf8/27

BUSH HOG MOWING: Lim-
erock driveways and yard
grading. 352-493-5402.
8/12ApJf8/13

SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS!
- We move 'em. Best price
in town. 352-493-0345.
Joe's Rollback Service.
Credit cards accepted.
9/30ApJf10/1


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.

@ Musical
S Instruments
7-PIECE PACIFIC DRUM
SET: Red, excellent condi-
tion, All professional hard-
ware and cymbals included.
352-214-2377. 8/12ApJf8/13
G Schools &
Instruction
WHISPERING WINDS
CHARTER K-5 has limited
openings for enrollment for
the 2009-2010 school year,
call now to reserve your
child's spot. 352-490-5799
www.whisperingwindschar-
ter.com 8/5ApJf8/6

CHRISTIAN HOME
SCHOOLING available for
preK-1. Experienced, certi-
fied teacher, enriched cur-
riculum. 352-493-1719.
8/5ApJf8/6
- - 4


S Schools &
Instruction

LOOKING FOR A CAREER
CHANGE? Train now to 'be
a .CNA! State test given on
site. Call Quest Training
352-493-7330 8/26AbJf8/27

G Help Wanted
Full & Part Time
WERE 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 time off.
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

ACCOUNTANT 1: Full
time position for busy medi-
cal office. Three years of
minimum experience ,in ac-
counts payable, general
ledger and accounts receiv-
able. Additional experience
in: CPT AND ICD-9 coding,
insurance filing and medi-
cal billing a plus. Computer
data entry, bookkeeping
and clerical skills, required.,
Qualified applicants only.
Apply to: PALMS MEDICAL
GROUP/Financial Services
Position, 911 So. Main St.,
Trenton, Fla. 32693. 'No
phone calls, please. EOE
8/12AbJf8/13

PATIENT ADVOCATE: Full
time position, with a group
of busy Community Health
Centers in No. Central
Florida. . Excellent benefits.
Please apply at Trenton
Medical Center, Inc. 911 So.
Main St., Trenton, Fl. 32693
NO PHONE CALLS,
PLEASE! eoe tfnAb-
Jftfn

ESCAPE THE RAT RACE
AND MOVE UPWARD:
New and old business own-
ers or team leaders. Turn-
Key opportunity. ACT NOW


Help Wanted
Full & Part Time
to exceed income poten-
tial. Call 352-949-8845.
8/12ApJf8/13
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WE'RE HERE... YOU
SHOULD BE TOO!
Florida Department of Health
offers rewarding and diverse
public health nursing open-
ings with excellent profes-
sional and personal growth
opportunities. Explore the
practice areas where you
belong. Be rewarded with
the kind of benefits and op-
portunities that really matter
day after day.
-Comprehensive Health Ben-
efits Package
-No shift work - Flexible
Work Schedules
-Retirement Plan (vested in
six years)
-Tuition Assistance Pro-
grams
-Generous Annual and Sick
Leave
-Diverse Program Areas
REGISTERED NURSE'
The Levy County Health
Department is seeking a
Registered Nurse, Position
# 64003681 to provide pro-
fessional nursing care in the
clinic and in the community.
Must be licensed 'as a Reg-.
istered Professional Nurse in
accordance with Florida Stat-
ute 464.or eligible to practice
nursing in accordance with
Florida Administrative Code
210-8.27. Experience .with.
immunizations, phlebotomy
and basic computer skills
preferred. Must be finger-
printed and drug screened.
Salary range is $25,774.06
- $66,980.16 annually. May
be required to work extra
hours or days in the event of
an emergency. Applications
will be accepted online at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.
com/. State of Florida ap-
plications 'may be mailed to
State of Florida, People First,
Staffing Administration, PO
Box 44058, Jacksonville, FI
32231 or faxed to (904) 636-
2627 by 8/7/09. EEO/AAVP
Employer. 8/5ApJf7/30

@ Apartment For
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) 213-107.6. tf-
nAbJf

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

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

3 Home For Rent

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

OLD TOWN 3BED/1.5BATH
HOME FOR RENT: $550.00/
month; 1st, last, & $275 de-
posit. Ready to rent Sept. 1.
Call 352-493-4162 or 210-
1499. 8/12ApJf8/13


SHome For Rent

2BED/2BATH HOME IN
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS:
$750/month, 1st, last, and se-
curity deposit required. 352-
441-0104. 8/12ApJf8/13

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
Realtors� at 352-495-9915.
8/26ApJf8/27
EMobile 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

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
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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/IBA 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/2BA SWMH 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 1st, 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 HOME FOR RENT
ON 10 ACRES: $695/month.
Additional room - $80.00.
References plus deposit re-
quired. Call 352-281-6000
for information. 8/5ApJf8/6
@ eCommercial
Property for Rent

UPSTAIRS OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT: 3 offices, total
space, $450.00 per month,
in Chiefland. 493-4996 or
949-0094. tfnAbJf.
Wanted
to Rent
NEED HOME TO LIVE IN
WITH OLDER PERSON and
share expenses.On disabili-


Wanted
to Rent
ty but get around on my own.
Call Mae at 386-935-6969.
8112ApJf8/13'

G Homes For Sale

3/2 COUNTRY COTTAGE
CEDAR HOME - in Bron-
son on �-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-

SPRUCE CREEK SOUTH
- beautiful retirement com-
munity home, move-in-ready
on cul-de-sac. Vaulted ceil-
ings, solar skylight, ceiling
fans, lanai, low-maintenance
3/2/2-1640 sq/ft. $145,000.
Call owner 352-528-9301.
8/12ApJf8/13
4 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

BETTER HURRY!! TIME IS
RUNNING OUT! $$8,000.00
GOVERNMENT STIMULUS
tax credit. Call for info-Pres-
tige Home Centers. Open
on Sunday 12 to 5. 352-
493-2492 or 800-477-2492.
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PRESTIGE HOME CEN-
TERS EZ FINANCING
AVAILABLE! Call for your
free credit check today. 800-
477-2492 or 352-493-2492.
AbJbtfn

FOR SALE 3/2 DW - 2002
mobile on 1Y 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 shed. On beautiful
fenced � acre in-town Willis-
ton. Washer, dryer, refrigera-
tor, stove, central AC/Heat.
$52,000., 352-371-6691.
8/19ApJf8/20

REPOS - Land home pack-
ages available. Prestige
Home Centers open on Sun-
days 12 to 5. 800-477-2492
or 352-493-2492. tfnAbJf

CLOSE OUT MODEL! 28x66
3BR/2BA w/retreat in master
bedroom. Prestige Home
Centers open Sundays 12 to
5. 800-477-2492 or 352-493-
2492. tfnAbJf

YOU MOVE 1997 BROOK-
STONE BY SKYLINE: 3
bedroom, 2 full baths, entire
package, like new. $17,500.
352-486-1899, leave mes-
sage. 8/12ApJf8/13

DEALER CLOSE-OUT: New
Homes of Merit 3/2, 1500 sq/
ft, tile floors, tape & texture
walls. Below Dealer Cost
Close-out. With delivery and
set-up. $59,900. Call at 352-
529-0345. 8/12ApJf8/6

M & S HOMES DEALER
� CLOSE-OUT: Williston High-
lands Land Home Package
- 1 acre, new Homes of Mer-
it 3/2, 1600 sq/ft. Appraised
at $110,000; Reduced to
$89,900. Turn-key. Call 352-
529-0345 8/12ApJf8/6

MOBILE HOME WITH
PROPERTY: DWMH 3beill
2bath, very nice on 1 acre,
4 miles from Chiefland off
Hwy-345. All. appliances,
dishwasher, disposal, wash-
er/drypr. Front deck, large


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CLASSIFIEDJS


) Mobile Homes
S For Sale
shade tree, fruit trees, and
more. By Owner $89,000.
352-949-8845 or 352-493-
4033.
0 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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1% ACRE BRONSON
AREA: Owner financed with
$1,000 down. 352-472-4977.
8/5pAJf8/6.,
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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
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5 ACRES - WILLISTON:
Well, Septic and Power al-
ready in place. Beautiful
country setting with Oak
Shaded homesite. Fenced
- Perfect for horses. Owner
Financing! NO DOWN PAY-
MENT! Only $876.69/mo.
Total $99,900.00. www.land-
owner-financing.com or call
352-215-1018. 8/19pAJf10/8

1-1/4 ACRE - WILLIS-
TON/MORRISTON: Well,
Septic, Power already in
place! Scattered trees.
Nice neighborhood. Own-
er Financing! NO DOWN
PAYMENT! Only $359/mo,
Total $34,900.00. www.land-
owner-financing.com or call
352-215-1018. 8/19pAJf10/8

1-1/4 ACRE - BRONSON:
Beautifully wooded parcel
just off paved street. Owner
Financing! NO DOWNPAY-
MENT! Only $256/mo. To-
tal $24,900.00. www.land-
owner-financing.com or call
352-215-1018. 8/19pAJf10/8

G8 Wanted to Buy
WANT TO BUY TIMBER:
Pine, cypress, or hard-
wood - large and, small
tracts. Call 352-221-5783.
8/12ApJf8/13.

NEED 50'S TO 60'S JAZZ
records on vinyl. Top dol-
lar for Blue Note, Prestige,
Dial, Tampa, Transition and
other top labels in good con-
dition. Call 352-219-6848.
8/19ApJf8/20

ABSOLUTE BEST CASH
VALUE PAID FOR COINS:
Private collector seeking
U.S. coins and currency,
older varieties, copper, sil-
ver, nickel and gold. For per-
sonal collection; I pay more
than dealers and pawn. Will
drive to you. (352) 949-1450
8/26ApJf8/27

NEED THREE-WHEEL
TRIKE in good condition for
disabled lady. Can pay up to
$50. Call Mae at 386-935-
6969. 8/12ApJf8/13'

@0 For Sale
DIXIE MONUMENTS- Serv-
ing North Central FI 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 have!
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.
352-4934904 4/2/10p

LUMBER FOR SALE - Pine,
cherry and cypress. Call
S4nmy at (352) 949.3222.


S For Sale
ptfn

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
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WE BUY JUNK - Cars,
trucks. PAY TOP DOLLAR
up to $500. Call 352-558-
4396 for more information.
8/5ApJf8/6.
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FRIGIDAIRE STACKED
WASHER & DRYER: 1 year
old with 4-year warranty.
$800.00 Call (352) 949-
5948 8/12ApJf8/13

PROFORM C950 TREAD-
MILL: Mint condition, when,
new $1700. Will sell for
$200. 352-529-0499 or 352-
256-0638. 8/12ApJf8/13

BUCKSHOT MAXIS MUD-
DER TIRES - size LT 315/75
R16. Rims are 16 inch Bullet
Hole Eagle alloy rims. They
will also fit a Ford F-150
$750.00 OBO Call 352-
221-4079. 8/5ApJf7/30.

POWER TOOLS: Saws,
drills, planers, and sand-
ers. (352) 495-3138.
8/19ApJf8/20.


)3 Guns
GUN - AR15
BER: $1,000.
6391, (813)
8/12ApJf8/13


223 CALI-
(813) 230-
240-7493.


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

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

FREE KITTENS: To good
homes. All different colors
and ready to go. 352-262-
6817 8/5ApJf8/6

BEAUTIFUL KOI FISH:
Large variety to choose
from; Goldfish and Swordtail
and accessories for tanks or
ponds. Call 352-493-4162.
8/12ApJf8/1 3

FREE FEMALE RAT TER-
RIER MIX: 4 �2 months, to
good home only. Had shots.
White/chocolate spots. 352-
221-4891. 8/5ApJf8/6'

SLiuvestock

WESTERN RIDING LES-
SONS, PRIVATE OR
GROUP: Winter horse show
clinics & shows. Get ready
for the fair in March. 352-
535-5027. 8/26ApJf8/20
Good Things
To Eat
PEAS FOR SALE: We have
acres, zippers, cream 40s,
and tomatoes. Call us at 352-
221-5783. 8/12ApJf8/13.

JUMBO FLORIDA SHRIMP
- $6.99/lb.; natural bay scal-
lops - $6.50/lb.; lobster tails
- $8.00 each. 15850 NW
Highway 19, Chiefland. 352-
493-2393. 8/12ApJf

Farm 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 free! 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
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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

CAR HAULER: 16ft in
great condition. $2500.00
OBO Call 352-535-5435
8/19AfJf8/20

SCampers a 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
genmarmast2@netscape.
com . 352-542-2023
8/5ApJf8/6
1 Motorcycles &
ATVs
FIBERGLASS DUNEBUG-
GY on Volkswagon chassis:
with/motor $2,550; without/
motor $1,500. (352) 529-
0077 8/12ApJf8/13

S0Farm Equipment

3-PT HITCH DIRT SCOOP:
$200 OBO; 3-pt boom pole
$50; 20 foot culvert $50;
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Republicans cancel rally,


candidate not bitter . -

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer" ".


The Levy County Republican Executive Committee on Monday cancelled a
planned rally in support of Abraham Blitch, the Republican candidate they had
supported for appointment to the District 1 county commission post.
"We are disappointed that Abraham Blitch was not chosen, He had the support
of 49 percent of the voting population in the 2008 election and the full support
of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee, just not the support of
the Governor," Chairperson Michelle Finnen wrote in an e-mail.
Finnen said the executive committee is happy Owen Chad "Cracker" Johnson,
the man appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist as interim District 1 commissioner,
chose "the.right party affiliation" and has recently become a Republican. She
said the party will support him.
"We wish him only the best of luck. We have to believe the Governor made
the right decision and moved forward," Finnen wrote. "We have a budget that
needs to be ironed out and Mr. Johnson is already behind where the other
commissioners are."
"As the Chairman of the LCREC, I believe the best interests of Levy County
would be to put our full support behind Mr. Johnson," she said. "Now that Mr.
Johnson is a Republican, we at the LCREC look forward to his appearance at
Levy County Republican meetings and events!" she added.
Blitch said he agonized all day about what to say about Johnson's appointment.
He and Johnson both attend Pine Grove Baptist Church. He wanted to say the
right thing at church without upsetting people.
"Last night at church I stood up and said 'Let's not let this divide the church',"
Blitch said. "Cracker goes there too. I didn't agree with it, but what do you do.
Part of me wants to say politics won out, and it did. I have to be a better person.
I didn't.do anything wrong. I did the American dream. It didn't work out."
Johnson said when he considered applying for the job last December he
went to Blitch to ask him how he would feel if he did throw his hat into the
ring. Johnson held off applying for the job until he was approached in June by
Republicans.
Blitch said he appreciated Johnson coming to him before he ever applied for
the job. He said Johnson had been approached about filing an application. He
knew that.
"I said I couldn't hate him for it. I said I wouldn't hold malice," Blitch said.
Blitch said there is division in the Republican Party. He said the division is
the reason rumors started that the governor was planning to appoint a minority
to the District 1 seat.
"All this is about politics. I'm not about politics. I'm for the people," he
said.


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The new Levy County Commission, with its two interim commission-
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im Commissioner Marsha Drew, interim Commissioner Owen Chad
"Cracker" Johnson and Chairwoman Nancy Bell.
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Taking the oath of office from County Judge Joe Smith is interim
County Commissioner Owen Chad "Cracker" Johnson. Watching are
Commissioners Danny Stevens, Lilly Rooks and Marsha Drew.
Cracker, from Page 1A
Angela (Quincey) Johnson, his wife, has a degree in education from UF but left the
classroom to work in the family's agricultural sales business, Stockman Solutions,
LLC. She has nearly completed her Master's Degree, he said.
Johnson was sworn into office Tuesday. He will take the seat of suspended
County Commissioner Tony Paiker while federal bribery charges are pending
against Parker in U.S. District Court. Bronson is the center of the District 1 office.
Johnson lives in the northwest corner of the district.
Johnson said he was tagged with the name Cracker at UF when he demonstrated
his cow whip skills for a group of fellow students, one of whom had just purchased
a new cow whip. The students were cracking the whip and beating themselves
half to death with it. He offered to show them how it was done.
"I could double crack.the whip. I could pick a straw off the bumper of a car,"
he said. "They just kind of nicknamed me Cracker."
Johnson's grandfather, Billy Butler, was one of the old "Cow Hunters" from
Old Florida when the state was open range. The cattlemen in those days were
known for their ability to crack a cow whip to drive the herds. They were known
as crackers. Florida cattle roamed freely. There were no fences. Butler was from
that era, much like the Clyatts, Hiers, Carters and other pioneer families in Levy
County.
When Johnson was young, his grandfather had a lease on a large tract of land in
the Lochloosa area of Alachua County. From the time he was 11, Johnson would
ride with his grandfather hunting cattle in the woods when he wasn't in school at
P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. They rode on horses through areas largely untouched
by people. He remembers seeing grand vistas from horseback. They cracked cow
whips to drive the cattle. That's where he learned how to handle a whip.
Dinners were thrown together sometimes on the trail.
"You might cut a cabbage tree and have some dinner. My grandmother wduld
send along biscuits," Johnson said.
He ran into professors at UF who liked the name Cracker and liked the name's
historical ties to Old Florida, but he also ran into some professors who wondered
if it had racial overtones. He explained to them his family history. He associates
the name Cracker with the proud history of Florida's early cattlemen and with his
beloved grandfather who caught him how to handle a cow whip.
"I told them I was proud of the heritage of my grandfather," he said.
Johnson ran for the Levy County Commission in 2004 against Nancy Bell,
now the Levy County Commission chairwoman. He lost the race, but not his
desire for public service.
He changed his political affiliation to Republican at about the same time he
filed his application for Parker's post with Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. He was
interviewed by the governor on July 8 and appointed on July 29. He didn't think
the interview with the governor had gone badly, but he wasn't sure it had gone
well, either. He wasn't expecting the call from the governor's office three weeks
later.
"It happened that fast. It was surprising," he said.
Johnson said he had been a Republican in college and was active in student
government and Blue Key at UF. He changed his political affiliation to Democrat
whenhe moved to Levy County, where Democrats held most of the public offices.
Being a Republican meant he could not vote in the Democratic primaries.
He said another reason for changing the affiliation is that a good friend of his,
Adam Putnam, is running for commissioner of agriculture as a Republican next
year. He plans to support Putnam and felt he could help Putnam best if he was a
Republican. But he also said he feels a much closer kinship to Republicans, given
his fiscally conservative personal philosophy, he said. He said the big government
philosophy of President Obama, which he opposes, made the decision to join
the Republican Party relatively easy. And he said the people who called him to
encourage him to apply for Parker's seat were Republicans.
"They felt it would be best if I was a Republican," he added.
Johnson married into a respected farming family in the Chiefland area. His
father-in-law, Frank Quincey, and his two brothers grow row 'crops and cattle.
Johnson's sons show cattle. Johnson himself says he owns 100 calves out in
Oklahoma he will sell in 30 to 60 days.
Johnson describes himself as pro agriculture and a strong advocate of private
property rights. He also wants to grow jobs in Levy County.
"I will represent the working class. We got to find a solution to the employment
situation in Levy County," he said. "Too many young people have to commute
outside the county to find work."
He said he has no friends on the county commission, meaning no one he has
ever invited to his home for dinner. He knows several of the commissioners and
has a cordial relationship with them. He came to know Bell during his run for
county commission. He said it was a clean race. He knows Danny Stevens and
Lilly Rooks.
He will know them mi h better in the coming months. , ,


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Now's the time


course


With the dog-days of
summer upon us, it's hard
to think about hunting. But
if you're between the ages
of 16 and 34, and haven't
yet taken the state's hunter
safety class - now's just the
time to be thinking about
it. Many of these classes,
offered statewide, fill up
fast during hunting season
while people scramble to get Outta' the Woods
certified. Summer months By Tony Young
offer smaller class sizes and
make for a better opportunity for students to attend,
because they often'have more free time.
Everyone 16 years old or older and born after
May 31. 1975. must complete the FWC's hunter
safety requirement before they can buL a Florida
hunting license.
There is an exception though. A law passed ,a
couple of years ago that allo%\ s individuals to hunt
under the super% vision of licensed hunter, 21 years
old or older, without having to complete the state's
hunter safety certification.
It's called the "Hunter Safety Deferral," and
enables those persons to purchase a Florida hunting
license and hunt on a one-year trial basis. It's
designed to encourage experienced hunters to
teach novice hunters about our sport and is a great
incentive for getting more people to gi\e hunting
a try. Individuals taking advantage of this \would
have to pass a hunter safety class to be eligible to
buy a license and hunt the following year.
If you're a youngster and already hunt, I suggest
Sou go ahead and take a hunter safety class before
you turn 16. Of course, until then. you ma\ hunt
under adult supervision.
You can resister for a hunter safety class b going
to NI FWC.corn huntersafer\ or b contacting your
nearest FWC regional office. Also, there are mwo
Versions for \ our con\ enience.
There's the traditional course. which is 12 hours
of classroom instruction plus a four-hour "field
day," or oui can opt for taking the online or CD-
ROM versionn at home. But. \ou'll still have to sign
up for the "'skills da " part.
The traditional course is offered during four
w\eekda\s or on a Saturda'; SundaN. JIf \ou take it
during the \\eek. each session is three hours and
offered after normal working hours. On the \weekend.
you'lll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours
Sunda\ morning in the classroom. The remainder
of Sunday \ you'll move over to the shooting range to
complete \ our certification.
The first thing you'll learn about in the traditional
class is Florida's many hunting la\s. An FWC
la\\ enforcement officer gi\es this introduction.
Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the
remaining curriculum
You'll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility. parts
of firearms. \ arous hunting lngo and the proper \\ a
to shoot. You'll discover the differences between
\ various bullets, calibers and gauges: ho\\ to identify
game animals, and learn wildlife conservation and
best management practices for native species. In
addition, you'll find out about outdoor survival
techniques and learn ho\\ to administer first aid in
the field. Archer\ and fundamentals of bo\ hunting
also are taught.
In \ our last hour in the classroom. ou'll be given
a standardized test of true and false and multiple
choice questions. All \ou need is to score an 80
percent or better, and then \ on get to mo\ e outside
to the shooting range for the field day portion
This part takes about four hours. During that
time you'll get to shoot clay pigeons w ith a shotgun,
practice \our archer' skills and target practice wth
a .22 rifle You'll also receive\ a muzzleloader
demonstration, where you'll have the chance to
shoot one if you'd like. All guns, bows, targets
and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take
aim!.
After you complete the field day, you'll be gii en
your hunter safety card. At that point you can
purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready for
opening day.
If you choose to take the hunter safety class
online or by CD-ROM, you'll learn all of the above-
mentioned material and be given a practice test to
prepare you for the last segment - the skills day.
Skill days .take about four hours to complete.
You'll learn much of what is taught during the
traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics,
how to handle firearms safely, when to take a shot
and where to take aim. Then you'll get to shoot on
the range and be given the same standardized test.
Register today to take a hunter safety class 'cause
the 2009-2010 hunting season's just around the
comer. Remember - safe hunting is NO accident!


Paul Lord of Williston spins to a stop in the bounty hole. The muddy trench halted his
forward progress just before he reached the pole that marked the forward progress of Larry
Nettles.

Mud racing popular, but


mud bogging buggies are a sight


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Mud bogging isn't the premier event at Bronson
Motor Speedway on Friday nights. Mud racing is the
feature that everyone seems to love.
Billy Culver had the fastest time. He rocketed
through the 200-foot long muddy track in 3.3 seconds.
It looked like his truck was shot from a rocket.
About 30 feet away is the bounty hole, a completely
different event. The few courageous souls who attempt'
to challenge the bounty hole on the speedway grounds
always draw a crowd.
Larry Nettles ofWilliston didn't make it all the way
through the notorious bounty hole, but his attempt
was the best of the night. Nettles barely beat out Paul
Lord of Williston. Both expect to return to the bounty
hole. Owner Tony Parker has placed a $1,000 bounty
on anyone who manages to drive all the way through
the mud and water filled trench.
Nettles drove an odd looking machine nicknamed
The Budweiser Buggy. It looked like a cross between


a drag racer and tractor. Burt Butcher and others
helped him build it.
The big machine has an open cab. When Nettles
finally bogged down, his head and upper torso were
brown with wet mud. The big. buggy was also brown
with wet mud.
He normally runs the machine with big tractor tires,
but those tires had been placed on a different vehicle.
He said the other vehicle broke down with tractor tires.
The tires are going back on The Budweiser Buggy.
The Budweiser Buggy is a modified Outlaw racer
frame. Nettles, who owns Larry's Transmissions in
Williston. said he and his friends cut it up to make it a
mud bogging buggy.
He likes the big bounty hole. He figures he will go
farther with the big tractor wheels.
"It's an honest challenge because your back is
against the wall," he said. "You have to do something.
That's a very honest, tough hole."
There had been grumbling among some drivers
See Bog, Page.12B


Matt Blum in the number 1 car rounds a corner at high speed with Shelton Bowers pressuring
him from behind. The Bowers-Blum battle Was a nail biter. Blum won the race.

High Springs driver victorious at Bronson

_ By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Wvvliston s Larry vveners taKes an early leuu
in the Pure Stock division.


Rick Montalvo (33) and John Pettit lead the
rain pack of drivers in Pure Stock:


Matt Blum won the Sportsman feature Saturday
night despite intense pressure from Chiefland driver
Shelton Bowers who at one point ran under Blum's
rear bumper and lifted the car off the track.
"He was driving over his head," Blum said. "He
bumped me. No big deal."
Blum, a High Springs driver, said he kept track
of Bowers in his mirrors when the situation called
for vigilance. But he followed his father's advice
throughout the race. His father, who was talking to
him through radio headsets, told him to focus on
racing the track and not to worry about Bowers.
The advice was .to stay focused on finding the
groove of the track and make the turns in a way that,
prevented Bowers from passing. Staying focused on
the fundamentals of driving gave him the win, he
said.
"A couple of times on caution he tried to get into
my head. He hit my bumper. He about turned me
sideways. He lifted me up off the track on turn two,"
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Ocala Livestock Report
Weighted Average Reportfor 08/03/2009


Receipts: 409 Last Week: 653 Year Ago:
504
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls
steady to 1.00 lower. Feeder steers and heifers
steady. Quality was mostly average. Supply and
demand moderate. Slaughter cows and bulls 12
percent, feeder steers and heifers under 600 lbs
85 percent, (44 percent steers and 41 percent
heifers), over 600 Ibs 1%, replacement cattle 2
percent.


Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
Price
855-1160. 1026 43.00-47.00
1210-1350 1265 43.00-46.00
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
Price
850-1150 936 37.00-42.00
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
Price
1210-1450 1353 53.00-57.00
1670-2050 1817 53.00-57.00


Feeder Stc
Wt Range
Price
205-235
250-270
300-335
350-380
400-420
450-490
'500-510


Avg


AA Al


573 88.00-92.00


90.59


Feeder Steers, Bulls Medium and Large 2-3


Wt Range
Price
200-240
260-290
300-340
350-385
410-440
450-465
505-535
605-620


Avg Wt Price Range


105.00-115.00
98.00-110.00
95.00-104.00
90.00-100.00
88.00-96.00
84.00-90.00
82.00-88.00
78.00-82.00


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2


'4.1t Wt Range
44 Price
200-235
Avg 255-290
300-335
40.32 350-385
405-425
450-490
Avg 500-530
Si 555-590


55.12
54.54


eers, Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Avg Wt Price Range Avg


122.00-140.00
114.00-128.00
108.00-116.00
106.00-118.00
98.00-108.00
92.00-97.00
92.00-94.00


133.73
121.29
112
110.14
101.59
93.66
92.25


Avg Wt Price Range


101.00-106.00
98.00-105.00
96.00-102.00
90.00-98.00
87.00-94.00
84.00-90.00
80.00-88.00
80.00-86.00


Avg


111.73
103.38
99.42
95.47
91.02
87.43
87
79.31

Avg

104.23'
102.2
99.16
93.71.
89.83
85.83
83.85
81.68


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg
Price
200-240 217 85.00-95.00 92.85
250-285 268 86.00-96.00 90.72
305-330 312 84.00-90.00 85.98
350-385 374 .80.00-88.00 86
405-425 410 80.00-84.00 83
450-490 464 76.00-82.00 78.31
500-525 511 74.00-78.00 76.62
550-570 564 72.00-78.00 76.58


Ellisville Livestock Report
WeightedAverage Report for 07/29/2009


Receipts: 796 Last Week: 532 Year Ago: 597
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls 1.00
to 2.00 lower. Feeder steers and heifers steady. Quality
was mostly average. Supply and demand moderate.
Slaughter cows and bulls 18 percent, feeder steers and
heifers under 600 lbs 71 percent,(38 percent steers, 33
percent heifers), over 600 lbs 3 percent, replacement
cattle 8 percent.


Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
900-1115 997 42.00-49.00
1200-1440 1284 42.00-49.50
1600-1960 1747 43.00-49.0.0
Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 percent
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
850-1190 1016 38.00-42.50
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
1215-1450 1329 51.00-53.00
1500-1750 1633 52.00-55.00


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


200-235
250-290
300-340
360-380
405-425
450-490
500-520
550-575


124.00-137.50
115.00-135.00
107.00-117.00
101.00-112.00
95.00-99.00
93.00-97.00
90.00-94.00
88.00-91.00


128.16
121.62
110.9
105.55
97.36
94.34
91.66
89.81


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3
Avg Price Wt Range AvgWt Price Range Avg Price
44.73 205-240 223 105.00-117.00 111.63
45.81 250-290 272 105.00-114.00' 110;31
46.06 305-340 327 95.00-106.00 100.46
350-390 377 91.00-100.00 93.97
400-440 418 85.00-94.00 90.75
Avg Price
4 3 e 450-490 474 85.00-92.00 89.58
40.53
500-525 511 80.00-89.00 85.51
550-585 570 79.00-87.00 82.72


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-240 228 100.00-108.00 103.74
250-275 260 97.00-102.00 99.31
300-335 314 93.00-103.00 98.06


Avg Price
52.03
53.72


350-390 375 89.00-96.00
405-434 423 86.00-91.00
450-490 467 85.00-90.00
500-535 513. 82.00-86.00
550-565 555 81.00-85.00
600-620 618 80.00-86.00
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3


Wt Range
200-240
250-290
300-335
350-390
400-440 .
450-470
505-525
550-580
600-620


Avg Wt
224
273
317
369
419
456
512
562
610


Price Range
85.00-99.00
88.00-95.00
84.00-91.0.0
.81.00-88.00
80.00-85.00
78.00-84.00
73.00-81.00
72.00-80.00
70.00-78.00


92.17
87.82
87.48
84.28
82.86
84.71


Avg Price
95.94
91.83'
87.16
84.69
82.61
82.59
77
77.43
74.32


Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
850-1060 948. 52.00-70.00 61.69
Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
880-1160 991 550.00-760.00 658.22


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Shoreline license


now required



for most anglers

Florida's new shoreline fishing license requirement
took effect Aug. 1.
Resident anglers who fish for saltwater species
from shore or a structure affixed to shore must have a
$9 shoreline fishing license or a $17 saltwater fishing
license.
The Florida Legislature created the new license in the
spring session.
Nonresident anglers need a regular nonresident
saltwater fishing license to fish from shore or from a
vessel. Short-term and annual non-resident licenses cost
between $17 and $47.
The shoreline requirement allows exemptions for
resident anglers who fish in their home counties using
live or natural bait on a line or pole without a line-
retrieval mechanism. In other words, you can use a cane
pole. This exemption does not apply to anglers who use
nets, traps, gigs, spears or who gather seafood by hand or
any type of gear other than hook or line.
Other exemptions may apply for anglers who qualify
for temporary cash assistance, food stamps or Medicaid.
Also, resident anglers who are 65 or older and children
under age 16 may fish without a license. Active duty
military personnel may fish without a license while home
or on leave in Florida.


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Python permit program begins in Florida Everglades


As manager of Florida's fish and wildlife resources,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) is diligent in protecting native species and
habitats. When an exotic species invades our natural
landscape, it is our duty to do everything possible
to ensure those invaders do not expand their range
and harm the fragile balance of Florida's unique and
abundant wildlife.
The Burmese python threatens that balance in the
Everglades. A non-venomous constrictor, it preys on
native Florida species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
The appetite of the Burmese python poses a serious
threat to some of Florida's already endangered species.
For example, Burmese pythons have eaten Key Largo
woodrats, a federally endangered species.
We must do everything possible now to stop its
spread into other areas. To that end, we began a python
permit program on July 17 as a way to manage this
unwanted species effectively. Under this program,
the'FWC hand-picked seven herpetologists to receive
permits to go on specific FWC-managed lands and
search for all Reptiles of Concern, including the
Burmese python, and euthanize the snakes. We chose
experts who know how to handle these large reptiles.
Furthermore, we require the python be killed on site so
that none of these snakes escapes into other areas:
The permit holders may use hand-held instruments
to kill the pythons but, under the current program,
they may not use firearms or traps. Again, the
professionalism of these permit holders ensures that
the pythons are disposed of quickly and efficiently. The
scientific data collected from these pythons will assist
FWC biologists in learning more about this predator in
the Everglades. And every time a python is destroyed,
it means there is one less python slithering through the


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A 17-foot-2-inch Burmese python was caught and destroyed on private property in
Okeechobee County Thursday afternoon.
wilds of Florida. can no longer keep or care for a nonnative pet can bring
The American Veterinary Medical Association them to us for adoption by licensed recipients. We
provides a laudable set of objectives for euthanasia of have made every effort to ensure that no more of these
animals in laboratory and research settings. However, pythons are allowed to escape into the wild.
these objectives are not always practical in the wild. Our python permit program is just the beginning. We
The objectives are guidelines, but are not mandatory are working with Everglades National Park, the South
The FWC has been committed to preventing the Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Fish and
spread of nonnative species throughout the state. In Wildlife Service and others on this problem. How the
January 2008, the Commission approved revised pythons are disposed of is not the issue; how we work
regulations for nonnative and captive wildlife that together to solve a problem is. All groups -nonprofits,
require anyone owning a Reptile of Concern to be governmental and private - should be working toward
permitted through the FWC. We define a Reptile of one goal. in the case of the Burmese python in the
Concern as a reptile that has habits that may adversely Everglades, which is their eradication from a place
affect the environment or may be a threat to public where they do not belong.
safety. Reptiles of Concern must be licensed by the The FWC's main responsibility remains to reduce
FWC to be kept as a pet. The license costs $100 per year populations of a problematic species to minimize
and mandates specific caging requirements. Reptiles impacts to native fish and wildlife, their habitats and to
of Concern more than 2 inches in diameter must be residents of Florida.
implanted with a microchip that identifies the animal.
It is unlawful to allow these exotic pets to escape. or Rodney Barreto
to release them into the wild. The FWC holds Nonnative Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Pet Amnesty Days throughout the year so people who


State biologists want your help with research on reef fish


Biologists with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish
and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
request angler assistance with a research
project focusing on red snapper and other
reef fish on Florida's Gulf Coast. This
project will provide fisheries researchers
and managers with much of the catch-and-
release survival information they need for
assessing reef fish stocks.


Reef fish include a variety of snapper
and grouper species commonly targeted
by recreational anglers. Anglers can
contribute to reef fish research by
participating in angler surveys. They also
can help by reporting tagged fish to the
Angler Tag Return Hotline at 800-367-
4461.
As part of the research, FWRI
biologists will approach anglers at public


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areas such as boat ramps, fishing piers and
marinas to request participation. These
biologists will distribute survey cards
designed to collect detailed information
on fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico.
This information includes where red
snapper are caught and released, the type
of equipment used and the condition of
the fish when released.
Anglers can also e-mail their name
and address to FishStats@MyFWC.com
to obtain a postage-paid survey card in
the mail. Downloadable data sheets are


also available on the FWRI Web site at
http://research.MyFWC.com/features/
view_article.asp?id=32671.
Additionally, each month FWRI will
mail surveys to a random sample of
licensed saltwater anglers. These surveys
focus on the habits of anglers who target
reef fish. Survey questions include when
and how often anglers fish, as well as the
type and number of fish they harvest or
release. Biologists request that anglers
respond to the survey, even if they are not
fishing for reef fish.


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iT CONCORD
-. BAPTIST CHURCH
5551 NW CR 336
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-1219
ii COME JOIN US!
Sunday School.................. .. 10 a.m.
W orship Service ......................... II a.m.
Discipleship Training...................6 p.m.
Worship Service.......... p....... 7 p.m.
Wed. Night Prayer Service...........7 p.m.

Pastor Jamie Brock


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
16655 NW CR 339 . Trenton, FL. 352-463-2151 . www.pgbcfl.com
Sunday School...........................................9:15 m Dr. Greg Douglas, Pastor .
Morning Worship............. .................... 10:30am Rev. Mickey Whitley, Minister of
Evangelism r Youth
Evening Worship...................................... 6:00pm Rev Emanuel Haris, Minister
of Education & Children
Wed. Night KidMo................................... 6:45am hrls Brook Mui Drector
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career.....7:00pm Jared Douglas, Collega & Career
To have your church
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^ (352) 486-2312


Ellzey United

Methodist Church
Corner of 336 & Hwy 24

Worship Service......... 1:00am
Sunday School..............9:45am

Pastor Rob Doran

Otter Creek
Baptist Church
Services...
Sunday-
Contemporary 8:45am
Sunday School 10:00am
Worship 11:00am & 7:00pm
Wednesday -
Worship 6:45pm
Awanas
Dinner 5:30pm
171 SW3rd Street- Otter Creek
352-486-2112


FIBarsptist Church
511 N. Young Blvd. (US Alt. 27)
352-493-1481

www.fbcChiefland.com
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Bible Sluily for 0ll ages 9:30 a.a.
Worship 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

ST]OHN THE EVANGEIST
CATHOLIC CHURCH
4050 N.W. Hwy. 27
493-1561 or 493-9723
Saturday Evening 5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am
Religious Education Class
Wed 6:00pm-7:10pm
pre K-12th
Father Joe McDonell


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WORSHIP: 10:14AM


FALLING IN WITH A RAG TAG BUNCH


Talk was hushed. Only an occasion
nervous laughter rose from the predawn s
We were a rag tag regiment for sure,
nonetheless. We'd gathered from near a
deeming the mission worthy, .
and willing to accept the cost
and sacrifices it would entail
upon our families. Outside
the screen door lay enough
weaponry and ammunition
to hold off an all-out Russian
ground assault.
After receiving orders, our
convoy lit out into the light
rain and drove south under
the cover of darkness. About
20 minutes before dawn, we
turned off the pavement onto
an old farmer's road, where
we precariously crossed a
slippery little span that forded
a steep ravine. The lead truck I
cut deep ruts into the soft ,
earth and the rest of us fell
right in behind.
Just short of the ambush
zone we hid the trucks along a
tree line and filed out into the soggy field
out. I hunkered down in a little patch
thankful for the cover they provided.
Alertly, I double-checked my weap
sure I'd shucked a round in the chami
there'd be no room for error when this
morning came calling.
Within minutes the calm gray skies
and were awakened with the crack of g
one shot, then another, then the whol
clapping like thunder. Voices shouted
my flank, "Here they come!"
I stabbed my barrel through the cati
off the safety. Hastily I squeezed off
blasts. To my surprise, the little bird j
dived, and flew right on by; none the
wear!


nal hint of I could hear the other hunters shucking new
staging area. shells into their guns and mumbled words I'll not
but willing repeat. Dove hunting: There's nothing like it.
nd far; each We soon surmised that the birds weren't flying
.... .. well in that field, so we
headed back to the trucks
Sto try another. Gerald, the
land owner, yelled, "Move
I out," and turned the convoy
around.
S We followed along
i behind in his ruts, six or
S.seven trucks back. As we
came around the corner
. . ; to the bridge I noticed
something odd.
S"What in the world?" I
".*.' ; exclaimed.
Gerald's tailgate was
pointing to the sky! The
culvert had caved in and
sent him nose first off into
,t Atnyway.. the ravifie.
SHe'd already climbed
w {h Guy SheffelJ back up'the bank safely.
Thankfully,' his fancy new
double barrel shotgun
ds to spread was unscathed. His brother rushed over, "Wasn't
of cattails, grandma riding with you?"
Gerald's eyes got big. "Hold my gun," he said.
on to make We pulled Gerald's truck out with a chain, but
ber. I knew we were still in quite a predicament. The only way
3 September out was across that slippery half caved bridge.
The older guys gathered around to strategize.
es appeared However, before they could even scratch their chins
unfire. First the younger bucks were circling around making runs
e field was at it. Mud was flying, and engines were revving to
to me from a loud chorus of Yee Haws. I felt like I 'was in a
Dukes of Hazard episode!
tails, easing The older guys just shook their heads in disgust.
three, quick After much thought, they revealed their much wiser
just dipped, plan: They'd get the younger fellows to drive their
e worse for trucks across for them. They did. Eventually we


all made it; some of us a


Grandma.
Have you ever fallen in with a rag tag bunch?
Let me tell you, they'll sure lead you down some
slippery slopes. The devil's always running some
sort of convoy under the cover of darkness. Sadly,
there appears to be no shortage of volunteers willing
to slide over into his ruts.
Somebody's always poking up out of the cattails,
"Let's go to the casinos and eat a buffet." Don't do
it!!! There are stronger people than you down at the
pawn shop right now hocking their kids X-Box for
another roll of the dice. Then there's always that
new girl at your job batting her' eyes at you, "I wish
my husband was as understanding and handsome as
you." Run!!! You know she's lying. You've looked
in the mirror!
Sin is never worth the cost and sacrifice it will
entail upon your life, or your family's. It's a shaky
bridge to, nowhere, and it will cram your nose in
the mud faster than you can say "Yee Haw." Not to
mention, displaying your tailgate for all to see.
If you're already plodding along knee-deep in
sin right now, repent. Circle back around to the
solid foundation God has laid for you in Jesus. He
will forgive you and lead you out, It may not be
easy; it may take time; and you- may come out a
little worse for the wear, but at least you will come
out! I can testify to it. God will rescue you if you
will only humble yourself enough to reach up out of
the ditch for His helping hand.
But anyway- It's much easier walking through
this life when you stay on the straight and narrow
and keep your boots clean. Don't say you can't
do it. The .Bible promises. But remember that the
temptations that come into your life are no different
from what others experience. And God is faithful.
He will keep the temptation from becoming so
strong that you can't stand up-against it. When you
are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you
will not give in to it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT.
-Guy Sheffield

You can visit Guy Sheffield at his Web site www.


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July 22, 2009
Robert Scott Davis to Marsi OBrien McLaughlin,
both of Chattanooga, Tenn.


July 27. 2009
Terry Michael Craft, Jr. to Kalynn Marie Morgan,
both of Bronson, Fla.


Bronson Road Church
Local'd batiwr N, wbrry & Bronson on CR337
352-486-2898
Sunday Sdool for all ages @9 a.1m.
Sunday Worship @ ,o:5s a.m. and5 p.m.
Wednesday activities for childnrn, youth &
adults includes pot luck supper @ 6p.m.,
Senices @ 6-3op.n. - 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Andy Cook


Come and Worship atthe ItWe
country church in town...
9:30 am Sunday School
� ' 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship
6:30 pm Sunday Evening Service
S:H O7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
S I - . Reverend Mario Chacon, PaStor
' - +n*. a J Bronson United Methodist Church
235 Court Street
Tel. 352-4~6-2281 Bronson Florida


Children s Home Society

seeks Florida student interns
The Children's Home Society of Florida would like to invite students of
all levels who are seeking internships or college internship credit to join our
dedicated and professional team and make a difference in the lives of Florida's
children.
Our Embracing Children, Inspiring Lives Internship Program is a structured
learning tool for all candidates to be able to take what they have learned with
them into future careers. �
Potential intern candidates will have the ability to work with programs
assisting with breaking the cycle of child abuse in your area. Some of these
areas include adoption of foster care children, our Family Partners Program,
our Family Visitation Centers, as well as Fundraising and Development. There
are positions available in these areas across Mid-Florida so do not hesitate to
contact InternMidFlorida@chsfl.org and apply today.
To learn more about internship opportunities, please contact Lora Parks at
866-427-5451.
The Children's Home Society of Florida is the fourth-largest private
not-for-profit in the United States and Canada accredited by the Council on
Accreditation and is the oldest statewide provider of services to children and
families in Florida. CHS services include foster care, adoption, child abuse
prevention, emergency shelters, residential group homes, independent and
transitional living for teens, parent education, counseling, mentoring, and
treatment for developmentally disabled children.
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Community Events


Free family movies, Friday nights
The Chiefland United Methodist Church is showing
free family movies 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 supplies
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.

Chiefland High School enrollment
Chiefland High School is currently enrolling new
students. Please contact 493-6000 to schedule your
appointment now.

Levy County libraries summer programs
Due to the huge success of the Levy County Public
Library System Summer Program, we will be adding
more events. Please join us for free family fun. Large
groups are welcome; but please call in advance so that
we can be prepared.
A.F. Knotts Public Library:
August 6 at 10 a.m. - Join us for Animal Adventures
with Ranger Pam Darty.
Luther Callaway Public Library -
August 7 at 10 a.m. - Join us for a magic show.

Suwannee Valley Players' First Annual Auction,
August 8
The Suwannee Valley Players, your local theatre
troupe, has announced plans for its first annual auction.
This event, which is to raise funds for improvements to
the exterior of the building, is scheduled for Saturday
August 8, at 7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre located on 25 E.
Park Ave. in Chiefland. The purpose of this auction, and
other fundraising activities that will be going on this year,
is to enable us to make the exterior renovations that would
make the building a visual asset to the community.
It is anticipated that the funds needed to achieve
the desired renovations will exceed $20,000. This
includes replacing exterior doors, preparing and painting
the exterior; replacing windows with double-paned,
energy efficient windows; adding a front rail; replacing
the awning; and sprucing up the landscaping. It is a
large undertaking, but one that we are committed to
accomplishing.
We are accepting donations for the auction. Items
should in good repair or new; cash donations and gift
certificates would also be appreciated, but please no
clothing. Suwannee Valley Players is a non-profit
organization, so all donations are tax deductible.
The residents and leaders of our community were
supportive and instrumental in our purchase of the Chief
Theatre, and we are again counting on that support as
we strive to improve the aesthetics of the building. The
Chief Theatre was once a thriving movie theatre that
was a vital part of the entertainment opportunities for the
residents of the Tri-County area. We hope to restore it
to some of its original splendor; making it once again
a vital part of the entertainment opportunities for all to
enjoy. Please put the date on your calendar and plan to
attend this event. You can contact the theatre at (352)
493-2787, (leave message), or e-mail us at suwanneeval
leyplayers@gmail.com.

Back-to-School Rally, August 8
WE SOAR, Inc., will be hosting the 15th Annual
Back-to-School Rally on Saturday, August 8, at 4 p.m. at
the Allen Chapel AME Church located at 48 N.E. Ninth
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Step/Mime team and other youth performing arts groups.
There will be free school supply packs (assembled by
appropriate grade-level), door prizes and refreshments.
This event was designed to promote school readiness
as well as provide school supplies to the youth and
families throughout the community. The organization is
asking for co-sponsors for this project. Your sponsorship
may be in the form of school supplies, door prizes,
gift certificates, refreshments, or monetary donations
(payable to WE SOAR, Inc.). For more information,
please contact Mimi Johnson at (352) 528-2170 or (352)
361-6528 or Fannie Bernard (352) 528-6370.

Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve meeting,
August 8
The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve
will meet on Saturday, August 8, at 10 a.m. at the
Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road,
Yankeetown. The public is welcome. Bring enthusiasm,
a folding chair, and your favorite insect repellant!

AARP luncheon, August 10
AARP Chapter #912 members will be carpooling to
the Golden Corral in Ocala for lunch on Monday, August
10. We will meet at 12:30 p.m. in Winn Dixie's parking
lot (near McDonald's).
The next regular meeting will be on Monday, Sept.
14, at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church Hall.

Revival, August 9-11
Rising Faith in Christ will be experiencing revival
with Evangelist/Pastor Shaun Campbell of Breaking
Chains Ministries from Hamilton, Ohio.
Shaun recently ministered at "Freedom Fest" in Cross
City where many were saved and set free by the power
of God.
Sunday 6 p.m. service will be held at Rising Faith
in Christ Worship Center next to J.C. Penny Catalogue
store on Main Street in Chiefland. Monday and Tuesday
7 p.m. services will be held at the Tommy Usher Center
on Highway 345 West. Look for the signs.
For more information, call Pastor Andrea Knuckles
at (352) 493-2831

Levy County ATV Day Camp, August 10-14
During the week of August 10 - 14 the Levy County
4-H will offer anATV Safety Day Camp.
Duringthis day campwe will be presentingtheAmerican
Safety Institute's ATV Safety Course. Upon completion of
this course, participants will receive their ASI certification
required for all youth riding ATVs on government lands
(county, state and national).
This day camp is open to all youth ages 12 to 18, without
regard to race, color, sex, religion, handicap or national
origin. Youth are encouraged to bring their own ATVs but
they MUST be age appropriate. All youth are required to
bring their DOT approved ATV helmet, goggles, gloves,
closed-toed shoes (preferably boots) and long-sleeved pants
and shirt.
There will be a limited number of ATVs available for
use. The cost of the camp is $50.00 and a rental ATV cost is
$20 for the week.
This camp will be limited to the first 30 participants.
All participants must complete the week of day camp to
become certified.
For more information or to get a registration form call
the Bronson office IFAS extension at (352) 486-5131 or
email to levy@ifas.ufl.edu

CHS Cheer Clinic, August 13-14
The Chiefland High School Cheer Clinic will be held for
kindergarten - eighth grades August 13-14. The costs are
$25 for one day and $40 for two days. Grades kindergarten
through fifth grade will be from 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and grades
sixth through eighth will be from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Kids receive a free T-shirt and certificate. The first 15
kids to sign up receive a free gift.
For more information, contact Donna Brock at i352)
949-3781, Christy Couch at (352) 213-0018 or Alice
Graham at (352) 221-5117.


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Holy Family Fish Fry, August 14
The Ladies Guild and the Fellowship Ministry of the
Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston are having a
fish fry meal at the church on Friday, August 14, at 5
p.m. The adult price is $7 and the child's price is $4.
Take-outs are available. This fundraiser is held to help
people in our community with their financial problems.
There will be door prizes of a free ticket to the
following fish fry meal; also, a drawing for an individual
winner with a small gift in appreciation of their attending
this dinner.

Williston community blood drive, August 14-15
Every day LifeSouth Community Blood Centers need
over 1000 units of blood for the hospitals we serve. This
summer, bring paradise to those in need and get a chance
at your own tropical getaway by donating blood during
the Donors in Paradise summer drive on Friday, August
14 and Saturday, August 15.
The bloodmobile will be at the Williston City Hall
between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday
and between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on
Saturday.
All donors will be entered to win a $500 travel
voucher from Cruise Planners. Donors will also receive
a special recognition T-shirt and a complimentary
cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 16 years
old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and show a photo I.D.
at the time of donation. Sixteen-year-old donors require
written parental consent. For more information, please
call (352) 334-1000 or visit www.lifesouth.org.
LifeSouth is the sole blood supplier for 39 medical
facilities in 17 counties in North Central Florida
including Shands at UF, the VA Medical Center, and
North Florida Regional Medical Center. LifeSouth is a
nonprofit, volunteer blood center supplying more than
120 medical centers in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

WHS School Advisory Council, August 17
The first WHS School Advisory Council (SAC)
meeting of the 2009 - 2010 school year will be held
on Monday, August 17, at 6 p.m. in the school's media
center. Anyone interested in joining the WHS SAC is
encouraged to call the school at 528-3542 to sign up
and/or attend the first meeting on the 171. Your input
into.the process of children's education is extremely
important and valued, and the SAC plays an important
role in decisions made at the local level.

Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 meeting, August 20
The. Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 will be having
their regular membership meeting in conjunction.
with the Auxiliary Unit 91 on August 20. The dinner
will start at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting starting
after dinner. Please mark your calendar for the 20th
of August and support the Post by attending. This
is a very good opportunity to meet your fellow
legionnaires.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY, Leeman
White, Commander

WHS open house, August 20
Williston High School will hold its open house on
Thursday, August 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Student
schedules will be distributed at this time, along with a
general supply list for all classes. Additional supply
lists will be provided to students by teachers in each
course during the first week of school.
To register your child for classes, please see Ms.
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Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5
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Movie Choices for Kids


ALIENS IN THE ATTIC
(Running time: 86 minutes)
Rated PG
Starring Carter Jenkins, Ashley Tisdale,
Robert Hoffman, Doris Roberts, Kevin Nealon

While Aliens in the Attic won't win any Academy
Awards, it is an entertaining summer movie for kids
and even for adults. The movie starts off with the
struggle between parents and teenagers to take a
summer vacation together, away from the teens'
friends and the computer. Dad wants to go fishing,
but the son, Tom, thinks it's geeky and doesn't want
to get involved. His parents are disappointed.
The Pearson family vacation is really a small
family reunion. Dad and the gang are sharing a
big house in the country with uncle, cousins and
grandma. There are three cousins: Jake, the oldest,
and Art and Lee, younger twins. Tom has an older
sister, Bethany, and a younger one, Hannah.
The kids are not getting along when Ricky,
Bethany's boyfriend, comes along. He wangles an
invitation to spend the weekend, hoping to move
in on Bethany. Her brother and the cousins don't
like Ricky because he is a phony. They plot ways to
break up Bethany and Ricky.
While on the roof to check the satellite dish, Tom
meets one of the small aliens that has landed on their
roof, knocking out TV reception. This is the friendly
alien. But right behind him are the aggressive aliens


who have come to earth to begin an invasion. The
aliens are actually kind of cute, being small and green
with tiny teeth. But three are ferocious. They have
a special device that they shoot into a human's neck
that makes the human a robot at their command. The.
device only works on adults though. So they shoot
Ricky in the neck and take him over.


The kids have to mount a defense of the house
and save their parents from becoming robots for the
aliens. The battle begins. The kids fashion weapons
from household items and outsmart the aliens. The
fighting is good fun and adventure for younger
children.
Robert Hoffman, who plays Ricky, is hilarious as
the robotic creepy boyfriend. The kids get control
of him and make him do silly things. They also take
control. of grandma and use her to fight with the
robotic Ricky in the funniest fight scene I've seen.
Everything works out in the end. Tom realizes
that it isn't so bad to be smart like his dad and the
kids save earth from the aliens. I liked the fact that
there was arn intact family and none of the parents
die. Aliens in the Attic has some violence, but no bad
language and no sex. The movie is a cross between
ET and Small Soldiers, with less violence. At 1.5
hours, it is shorter than many movies these days,
making it a better bet for young children. It should
be a good summer escape from the heat or rain for
parents and kids ages 6 or,7 and up who won't get
scared by the aliens.

COMING TO DVD
Due to the shortage of movies for kids this week,
here are a couple of interesting movies for kids and
teens that you might have missed in the theater.
"DELGO"- is coming out this week and 17
AGAIN will be available on DVD on August 11.


Diners: Proceed with caution


When trying ,to lose weight, as
I supposedly am, we sometimes
remember past pleasant dining
experiences, wondering if we will be
allowed to partake of such wonderful
culinary delights ever again. However,
some memories are not so pleasant and
if put together in total, we might could
drop four or five dress sizes in a week
just thinking about them.
You know billboards are a fantastic
way to advertise restaurants. But as the
careful consumer, we must scrutinize
those ads a little more closely. For
example, is the color fading from the
picture of the lunch special, leaving you
to guess the identity of said special?
Or, are all of the corners peeling up,
showing parts of a now-defunct car
dealership beneath the promise of all-
you-can eat fried catfish? Or better yet,
is the billboard itself being held upright
by the trees that have grown up around
it? If the answer is in the affirmative
to any of these queries, you may want
to ignore the ghost of dinners past and
focus on finding food prepared in the
present tense, not to be confused with
tents, under which I have consumed
some darned good cooking .
I. have altered the names of these
eateries in North Georgia on the slim
chance that some reader may have
actually been to one of them, or they
could possibly be the fourth cousin
removed of the owner, removing
themselves as far away as possible
from the restaurant, being my guess.
Anyway, one such place in Elberton


was called The Blue Bass, sporting a
mouth-watering display of seafood on
its new billboard, which other than
today's staggering prices, was the only
thing newer than disco in the place.
When we arrived, the parking lot
was full, always a good sign. Not
necessarily. Methinks these folks
were kind of like the Stepford wives,
programmed into a daily and weekly
routine, oblivious to reality, the reality
being that the chefs here were blind
and tasteless, as per our youngest
daughter.
My husband, however, having
smelled seafood while standing in the
dimly lit, 1950s paneled ft er, putf"a
positive spin on things, commenting on
the fact that every square inch of wall
space was covered with religious art.
Our oldest daughter said later that was
because only an act of God had kept
the doors open this long.
We all know that the best seafood
is served when in close proximity
to the ocean, a distinction Elberton
lacks, its true claim to fame being the
granite capital of the world, a claim
substantiated by the rock-hard hush
puppies and jaw-breaking egg rolls
served at this local diner. Oh, yes.
I failed to mention that they served
country cooking, alongside'a Japanese
buffet, not to mention the famed
seafood, which I am not mentioning
again. My husband partook of all three,
paying a huge price later. When asked if
he had ever seen a Japanese fisherman
in the country, he just glared at me. I,


for one, love Oriental food, but only if
served in an Oriental restaurant.
Another tantalizing ad was for a
family-owned caf6 called Banner's, in
the big metropolis of Crawfordville,
the same family having operated the
delectable deli for over 70 years. We
were fascinated by watching who
could only be the original Mrs. Banner
-shuffle across the room, she being not a
day over 100. Think Tim Conway and
his little old man skit; she made him
seem a regular speedster, but God bless
her, she was moving.
Unlike the 15-year-old waitress
who had kerplunked herself down,
straddled-legged into a wooden
ladder-backed chair at our table and
proceeded to tell us that they were out


of almost everything on the awesome
(really) menu.A tier much yelling back
and forth on her part to the kitchen,.
my husband finally told her to bring
whatever they had left praying that
she would not return to her previous
position, which was really getting
on my mother's nerves, she having
raised us girls to never sit like that in
public, much less chew gum and pop
bubbles while sitting that way. His'
prayer was answered, for after serving
what was truly delicious food, she had
to assist Grandma Banner in her quest
to traverse the span of the diner again,
fortunately no fast feat.

'Til next time,
Wanda Kaye


SpringAouse uiClters


One of the quilts from Norma
Birman's great collection which
will be on display during the
November quilt show.
Members of Springhouse have
been staying very busy finishing quilts
and working on special items to be
shown during their Nov. 13 and 14
quilt show. It is anticipated that there
will be over 150 quilts on display for


the public to view. And viewers will
have a choice of selecting the one
quilt that is most outstanding during
the show.'
Springhouse has been so lucky
to have been able to have their
own meeting and working building
space since 2003. It is located \\est
of Trenton and, of course. requiress
maintenance, especially yard work.
Springhouse members are especially
grateful to the Lancaster Work
Team that maintains the beauty of
the yard. Springhouse is a not-for-
profit organization and members
support the guild by hard work and
donations. The Lancaster Work
Team has been a wonderful source of
support and help to the guild. We are
truly grateful to them for their hard,
hot work at the Springhouse location.
Springhouse enjoys a membership of
approximately 100 members.
The next regular meeting of
Springhouse will be on Tuesday,
August 11, beginning at 9 a.m. The
night group meets each Tuesday at
6:30 p.m.

Lois Scott,
Publicity
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log Ca6in QuWtes

The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 30, at the Levy County Quilt
Museum, and it was another busy day for all. Doris brought in magazines that
will go to the Nursing Home at Wilcox.
Our prayers are with Jannie who lost her mother and with Ann who has
Wayne in the hospital. Pat is back for the month but will be going back to bring
her parents back to live with her in Morriston. We did have an enjoyable day
with show-and-tell.
The boys will be here tomorrow (Frida ) and we look forward to getting a
lot done..
Lunch was great.with fried chicken, chicken w ith noodles and vegetables,
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LEGAL NOTICES


G LEGAL NOTICES

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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 38-2009-DR-686
Division
BOBBIE JO BRYANT,
Petitioner
and
TODD BRYANT,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO:
TODD BRYANT
P O Box 375
Williamsburg, KY 40769
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has. been filed
against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on BOBBIE JO BRYANT,
whose address is 11631 SE
82nd Street, Morriston, FL
32668 on or before August
13, 2009, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court
at P O Box 610, Bronson,
FL 32621 before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Su-
preme Court Approved Fam-
ily Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on re-
cord at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Law Rules of Pro-
cedure, requires certain au-
tomatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismiss-
al or striking of pleadings.
Dated: July 17, 2009.
(COURT SEAL)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT


By: Raina L. Martinez /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: July 23, 30, Aug. 6,
13, 2009.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-CA-001213
AMERICAN PRIME, LLC,
a Florida Limited Liability
Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YANET M. CRUZ, a sin-
gle woman, IVET M. CRUZ,
a single woman, their devi-
sees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
them and all unknown natu-
ral persons, if alive and if
now known to be or alive,
their several and respective
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and other creditors
or other parties claiming by,
through, or under those un-
known natural persons and
their several unknown as-
signs, successors in interest
trustees, or any other persons
claiming by, through, under
or against any corporation or
other legal entity named as a
defendant and all claimants,
persons or parties natural
or corporate whose exact
status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above
named or described defen-
dants or parties who are
claiming to have any right,
title or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
IVET M. CRUZ,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that I,
the undersigned Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Levy County,
Florida will at 11:00 o'clock
A.M. on Monday the 17th day
of August, 2009, at public
sale in the BOCC Meeting
Room, Levy County Court-
house, 355 S. Court Street,
Bronson, Florida 32621, sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, the following
described real property:
Lot 13, Block 34, Sec-
tion N., of RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES, a sub-
division according to the
plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 27, of
the Public Records of Levy
County, Florida
The said sale will be made
pursuant to final judgment
of foreclosure of the Circuit
Court of Levy County, Flori-
da.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.
Dated this 21 day of July,
2009.
DANNY SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
cc: Albert J. Tiseo, Jr., Esq.,
701 JC Center Court, Suite
3, Port Charlotte, FL 33954
(941-625-6666)
Defendants Yanet M. Cruz,
Ivet M. Cruz and Unknown
Spouse of Ivet M. Cruz n/k/a
Enrique Alvarez 12100 SW
185the Street, Miami, FL
33177.
Pub.: July 30, August 6,
2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 2009CA000266
AMERICAN GENERAL
HOME EQUITY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE HEIRS, DEVISEES
AND/OR BENEFICIARIES
OF THE ESTATE OF ALAN
C. HIGH, CHRISTOPHER
HIGH,
Defendants.
AMENDED CLERK'S
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 16,
2009, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash,
in/at. Levy County Court-


house at 11:00 a.m. on Au-
gust 17, 2009, the following
described property:
PARCEL E OF QUAIL
RIDGE FARMSAS MORE
PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
A PART OF SECTIqN 32,


TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, cording
RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY as sam
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE- Plat Boc
ING MORE PARTICU- through
LARLY DESCRIBED AS Records
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE Florida.
AT THE SW CORNER Dated th
OF SAID SECTION 32 2009.
AND RUN N. 02'01'57"�
W ALONG THE WEST Clerk o
LINE OF SAID SEC- By:
TION 32, 50.84 FEET TO
THE NORTH RIGHT-OF- Pub.:
WAY LINE OF COUNTY 2009.
ROAD NO. 545; THENCE
S 89�46'18" E ALONG IN THE (
SAID NORTH RIGHT- OF THE E
OF-WAY LINE, 50.00 CIRCUIT
FEET (MEASURED ER- LEVY CC
PENDICULAR) NORTH
OF AND PARALLEL CASE
WITH THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 32, AMERICA
864.57 FEET; THENCE a Florida
N 89"34'35" E ALONG Company,
SAID NORTH RIGHT- Plaintiff,
OF-WAY LINE, 58.90 vs.
FEET (MEASURED ER- MARGC
PENDICULAR) NORTH single wor
OF AND PARALLEL grantees,
WITH SAID SOUTH LINE other par
OF SECTION 32, 907.93 through,
FEET TO THE POINT OF them and
BEGINNING; THENCE ral person
CONTINUE N 89'34'35" now know
E ALONG SAID NORTH their sevei
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINEspouses,
50.00 FEET(MEASURED grantees,
PERPENDICULAR) or other p;
NORTH AND PARAL- through, o
LEL WITH THE SOUTH known nal
LINE OF SAID SEC- their seven
TION 32, 1213.12 FEET; signs, suc
THENCE N 00"17'11" W trustees, o
1474.36 FEET; THENCE claiming b
S 89"34'35" W 1150.76 or against
FEET; THENCE S other legal
02'08'07" W 1475.83 defendant
FEET TO THE POINT OF persons or
BEGINNING. corporate
Any person claiming an tus is unkr
interest in the surplusfrom der any of
the sale, if any, other than or describe
the property owner as of the parties wh
date of the lis. pendens must have any
file a claim within 60 days af- est in and
ter the sale. after descr
Dated: July 23, 2009 Defenda
Levy County NC
Clerk of Court FORECI
By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Notice is h
Deputy Clerk the under
(COURT SEAL) Circuit Cou
CERTIFICATE OF Florida wil
SERVICE A.M. on Mt
I CERTIFY that a true and of August,
correct copy of the forego- sale in thi
ing Notice of Sale under F.S. Room, Le'
Chapter 45 has been fur- house, 35i
nished by United States Mail Bronson, F
on July 23, 2009, to each of to the higl
the following: CHRISTO- der for ca
PHER HAIGH, 3780 S.W. described
189TH STREET, DUNELLON, Lot -
FL 34432 and MICHAEL F. RAINBO
UZDAVINES, ESQ., UZDA- STATES,
VINES LAW GROUP PA, subdivisi
17543 Darby Lane, Lutz, FL the plat
33558, attorneys for Ameri- in Plat E
can General Home Equity, 27A thrr


Gwen McElroy Is/
Court Clerk
Pub.: July 30., Aug. 6, 2009
----------
IN THE COUNTY COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 38-07-
CC-8
DIVISION
FOREST PARK III PROP-
ERTY OWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC. A FLORIDA
CORPORATION
Plaintiff
vs
MARIA MARGARITA GUER-
RA AND HARRIS SPER-
BER
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is given that
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
July 20, 2009, in case num-
ber 38-07-CC-8 of the Coun-
ty Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, in which FOR-
EST PARK III, PROPERTY
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC., A FLORIDA CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff and
MARIA MARIA MARGARITA
GUERRA AND HARRIS
SPERBER, the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder in the lobby of
the Levy County Courthouse,
355 S. Court St, Bronson, FL
32621, at 11:00 a.m. on Au-
gust 31, 2009, the following
described real property:
LOT 14, of FOREST
PARK III, PHASE I, ac-


Public F
County,
The said
pursuant t
of foreclos
Court of L
da.
Any pe
interest in
the sale, i
the property
date of the
file a claim
ter the sale
Dated th
2009.


By: (

cc: Albert J
701 JC Ce
3, Port Cha
(941-625-6
Defendant,
Terrace, M
Pub.: July
2009.


I, Osb
in posses
1999 Isu;
4S2CK58V
one clair
please writ
100, Brons
Pub.: July:
20, 2009.

IN THE C
OF THE
CIRCUIT
LEVY CO

CASE I

CHASE HC
LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.


to the Plat thereof,
ie is recorded in
ok "6" on pages 8
11, of the Public
s of Levy County,

is 21st day of July,

Danny J. Shipp
f the County Court
Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
July 30, August 6,


CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
IT IN AND FOR
�UNTY, FLORIDA
.CIVIL ACTION
NO.: 38-2008-CA-
001227
N PRIME, LLC,
Limited Liability



ARITA SILVA, a
nan, her devisees,
creditors, and all
ties claiming by,
under or against
all unknown natu-
is, if alive and if
'n to be or alive,
ral and respective
heirs, devisees,
and other creditors
parties claiming by,
r under those un-
tural persons and
tral unknown as-
cessors in interest
rany other persons
*y, through, under
any corporation or
entity named as a
and all claimants,
Parties natural or
whose exact sta-
lown, claiming un-
the above named
ed defendants or
o are claiming to
right, title or inter-
to the lands here-
ibed,
nts.
NOTICE OF
LOSURE SALE
hereby given that I,
signed Clerk of the
irt of Levy County,
I at 11:00 o'clock
monday the 17th day
2009, at public
e BOCC Meeting
vy County Court-
5 S. Court Street,
-lorida 32621, sell
iest and best bid-
ish, the following.
real property:
15, Block 31, of
W LAKES ES-'
SECTION N, a
ion according to
thereof, recorded
3ook 3, Page 27,
tough 27D, of the
Records of Levy
Florida
sale will be made
:o final judgment
ure of the Circuit
evy County, Flori-

erson claiming an
the surplus from'
f.any, other than
y owner as of the
lis pendens must
within 60 days af-

uis 21 day of July,

DANNY SHIPP
Clerk.of Court
3wen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
I. Tiseo, Jr., Esq.,
nter Court, Suite
arlotte, FL 33954
;666)
11625 S.W. 185th
iami, FL 33157
30, August 6,


NOTICE
orn Barker, am
sion of a white
zu Rodeo, VIN
V14347387. Any-
ruing ownership
te to PO Drawer
on, FL 32621.
30, Aug. 6, 13,


IRCUIT COURT
S8TH JUDICIAL
r, IN AND FOR


UNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
NO.: 38-2008-CA-
000461
OME FINANCE


I


RAYMOND T. ROBISON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RAYMOND T ROBISON;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Final Judg-
mentof Foreclosuredated the
11th day of December, 2008,
and entered in Case No. 38-
2008-CA-000461, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 8th Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC is
the Plaintiff and RAYMOND
T ROBISON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RAYMOND
T. ROBISON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS 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
County Courthouse in Bron-
son, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 24th day of August, 2009,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 4, ROLLING
PINES SUBDIVISION
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 41, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY
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.
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.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49t' Street, Suite
120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile:. (954) 771-6052
Toll Free:. 1-800-441-2438
Pub.: July 30, Aug. 6, 2009
---------- .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38 2009 CA
000511
WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GLADYS GUILLAUME, ET
AL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following
Defendantss:
JUSTIN M. MATHURIN
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)
WINDING RIVER
PRESERVE 50
BRONSON, FLORIDA
32621
_, AS THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JUSTIN M.
MATHURIN, IF ANY
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)
WINDING RIVER
PRESERVE 50
BRONSON, FLORIDA
32621
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:
EXHIBIT "A"
a/k/a WINDING RIVER
PRESERVE 50, BRONSON,
FLORIDA 32621
A parcel of land in


Sections 15, 16, 21 and
22, Township 11 South,
Range 16 East, Levy
County, Florida, said parcel
being more particularly
described as follows:
For a Point of Reference,
commence at oint 'A as


defined in the description
for the 'Portion along
NE Asbell Creek Road'
in Exhibit 'D' of the
'Declaration of Restrictions
and Protective Covenants
for Winding River
Preserve' as recorded in
Official Records Book 947,
page 157, public records
of Levy County, Florida,
being a point lying at the
approximate intersection
of NE Asbell Creek Road
with NE Jones Road, and
being approximately 4079
feet East and 2011 feet
North of the SW corner
of Section 16, Township
11 South, Range 16 East,
Levy County, Florida;
thence S 11"20'04" E,
40.16 feet, to a point
on that portion of the
boundary of the 'Common
Property' described in said
Exhibit 'D' that lies along
the South side of NE Asbell
Creek Road, and the Point
of Beginning; thence
S 08"48'11" E, 792.07
feet; thence S 41�46'50"
E, 850.34 feet; thence
S 15'38'07" E, 1454.18
feet; thence N 37�13'09"
E, 2305.07 feet; thence N
50"33'23" E, 465.19 feet;
thence N 61'45'42" W,
1508.66 feet; thence N
29'19'14" W; 635.11 feet,
to a point on said boundary
of the 'Common Property';
thence, along said
boundary forthe remainder
of this description, run
S 61"08'07" W, 229.43
feet; thence S 54�09'02"
W, 567.29 feet; thence S
65"51'36" W, 259.37 feet;
thence S 83'44'38" W,
297.42 feet, to close on
the Point of Beginning.
For information purposes,
the landward boundary of
the Conservation Zoning
Buffer Zone is described
as follows:
For a Point of Reference,
commence at the NW
corner of the above
described parcel, also
being a point on said
boundary of the 'Common
Property'; thence N
83�44'38" E, along said
boundary of the 'Common
Property', 146.01 feet, to
the Point of Beginning of
the buffer zone boundary;
.thence S 77'17'16" E,
34.95 feet; thence S
62'34'02" E, 113.00 feet;
thence S 69'06'17" E,
70.00 feet; thence N
31�31'19" E, 25.00 feet;
thence N 07'18'17" E,
77.00 feet; thence N
37"59'17" E, 70.00 feet,
to said boundary of the
'Common Property';thence
N 65'51'36" E, along
said boundary, 133.11
feet; thence N 54'09'02"
E, along said boundary,
304.76 feet; thence S
62'09'21" E, 151.65
feet; thence S 43"50'16"
E, 79.00 feet; thence
S 16�36'53" E, 392.00
feet; thence S 28'06'46"
E, 62.00 feet; thence S
43'00'21" E, 54.00 feet;
thence S 87'30'41". E,
54.00 feet; thence N
76�06'58" E, 71.00 feet;
thence N 62'32'26" E,
60.00 feet; thence N
40�26'28" E, 28.00 feet;
thence N 11'52'45" W,
33.00 feet; thence N
23�40'36" W, 162.00
feet; thence N 10"16'45" ,
W, 88.00 feet; thence N
04'25'15" E, 81.00 feet;
thence � N 15'26'11" E,
120.00 feet; thence N
61�40'35" E, 70.00 feet;
thence 'N 75�23'30" E,
8.68 feet, to a point on
the East line of the above
described parcel that lies
S 29�19'14" E, 343.38 feet
from the NE corner of the
above described parcel
and the Terminus Point of
the buffer zone boundary.
has been filed against, you
and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Moskowitz,
Mandell, Salim & Simowitz,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 800 Cor-


porate Drive, Suite 500,
Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA
33334 on or before Sept. 4,
2009, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in
the LEVY COUNTY JOUR


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BUSINESS
Aug. 6, 2009


LEGAL NOTICES


NAL and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against
you for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
This notice is provided pur-
suant to Administrative Or-
der No. 2.065.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, 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 provisions of
certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 355 S. Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621, Phone
No. (352) 374-3639 within 2
working days of -your receipt
of this notice or pleading; if
you are hearing impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);
if you are voice impaired,
call 1-800-955;8770 (V) (Via
Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this 23"
day of July, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: July 30, Aug. 6,
2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO.: 38 2008 CA
000694
DIVISION:
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NATHAN W. WHITEHEAD,
et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF
RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to an Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated July 23, 2009 and en-
tered in Case NO. 38 2008
CA 000694 of the Circuit
Court of the EIGHTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and'for LEVY
County, Florida wherein MID-
FIRST BANK, is the Plaintiff
and NATHAN W. WHITE-
HEAD; MARK ALLEN A/K/A
MARK' S. ALLEN; NAOMI
WHITEHEAD A/K/A NAOMI
L. WHITEHEAD; TERESA L.
ALLEN; are the Defendants,.
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at MAIN
LOBBY OF THE LEVY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:00AM, on the 24th day
of August, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
46, BLOCK A, UNIT ONE,
MANATEE FARMS ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 35 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO-
GETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THERE-
ON, SERIAL NUMBER
GAFL434A77811FE21 &
GAFL434B77811FE21
A/K/A 8890 NW 125TH
STREET, CHIEFLAND, FL
32626
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on July
23, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: July 30, Aug. 6, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2008-00939-CA
AMERICAN PRIME, LLC,


a Florida Limited Liability
Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES CHAUX, a mar-
ried man, and CARLOS A.
MORALES, a married man,
their devisees, grartees,


creditors, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through,
under or against them and
all unknown natural persons,
if alive and if now known to
be or alive, their several and
respective spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, and
other creditors or other par-
ties claiming by, through, or
under those unknown natu-
ral persons and their several
unknown assigns, succes-
sors in interest trustees, or
any other persons claiming
by, through, under or against
any corporation or other le-
gal entity named as a de-
fendant and all claimants,
persons or parties natural or
corporate whose exact sta-
tus is unknown, claiming un-
der any of the above named
or described defendants or
parties who are claiming to
have any right, title or inter-
est in and to the lands here-
after described, LUZ CH-
AUX, SPOUSE OF JAMES
CHAUX, and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS A.
MORALES, n/k/a LUZ MO-
RALES,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given
that I, the undersigned Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Levy
County, Florida will at 11:00
o'clock A.M. on Monday the
17th day of August, 2009,
at public sale in the BOCC
Meeting Room, Levy County
Courthouse, 355 S. Court
Street, Bronson, Florida
32621, sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash,
the following described real
property:
Lot 20, Block 35, of
RAINBOW LAKES ES-
TATES, SECTION N, a
subdivision according to
the plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 27,
27A through 27D, of the
Public Records of Levy
County, Florida
The said sale will be
made pursuant to final judg-
ment of foreclosure of the
Circuit Court of Levy County,
Florida.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must
file a claim.within 60 days af-
ter the sale.
Dated this 21st day of
July, 2009.
DANNY SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
cc: Albert Tiseo, Jr., Esq.,
701 JC Center Court,
Suite 3, Port Charlotte, FL
33954Defendants, Chaux
and Morales, 22821 SW
160 Place, Homestead, FL
33033,
Pub.: July 30, Aug. 6, 2009.-

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S
SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Writ of Execu-
tion issued out of the Circuit
Court for Levy, Florida on
the 15t day of May, 2009 in
the cause wherein BLACK
GOLD PET FOODS, INC.
was Plaintiff and ROB-
ERTSON DISTRIBUTING
COMPANY INC., an inac-
tive Florida Corporation, and
ROBERT L. ROBERTSON,
guarantor,.were Defendants,
being case number 38-2007-
CA-000932 in said court, I,
Johnny Smith, as Sheriff of
Levy County, Florida have
levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the Defen-
dant, ROBERT L. ROBERT-
SON, in and to the following
described real property:
REAL ESTATE: Parcel
Number: 03324-000-00
Commence at the North-
east corner of Section
8, Township 12 South,
Range 17 East and run
South 02�29'East 441.5
feet along the East line of
said Section to the South
right of way line of State
Road No. 24, thence run
South 45�51' West 802.98


feet along said right of way
line to the Point of Begin-
ning; thence run South
45�51' West 267.66 feet
along said right of way
line, thence run South
02'29' East 876.97 feet,
thence rui. North 87'47'


East 200.00 feet, thence
run North 02"29' West
1054.85 feet to the Point
of Beginning, being in the
E / of NE 4 of Section 8,
Township 12 South, Range
17 East, Levy County,
Florida.
On the 1st day of Septem-
ber, 2009 at the Levy County
Courthouse Lobby located
at 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida at the hour
of 11:00 a.m. I will offer for
sale and sell all of the said
Defendants' right, title and
interest in the above de-
scribed real property at pub-
lic auction and will sell the
same subject to prior liens,
encumbrances, and judg-
ments, if any, to the highest
bidder for cash, in hand, the
proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of
costs and the satisfaction of
the described execution.
Johnny Smith, Sheriff
Levy County, Florida
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabili-
ties Act, persons needing
special accommodation to
participate in this proceed-
ing should contact-the Levy
County Sheriff's Office Civil
Division not later than five
working days prior to the
proceeding at P.O. Draw-
er 1719, Bronson, Florida
32621. Telephone (352) 486-
5207, Lt. Todd Polo.
Pub.: July 30, Aug. 6, 13,
20, 2009.
----------
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
Notice is hereby given of
the organizational meeting of
the North Florida Broadband
Authority. The North Florida
Broadband Authority will be
established by an Interlocal
Agreement amongst partici-
pating county and municipal
governments located within
the North Florida Rural Area
of Critical Economic Concern
composed of the following
counties and the municipali-
ties located therein: Baker,
Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeffer-
son, Lafayette, Levy, Madi-
son, Putnam, Suwannee,
Taylor and Union Counties.
The creation of North Florida
Broadband Authority is pro-
posed for the purpose of fi-
nancing, creating, construct-
ing, operating and manag-
ing broadband infrastructure
facilities and services within
the North Florida Rural Area
of Critical Economic Concern
to expand access to broad-
band services for private and
public sector entities within
such area.
The members of the
Board of Directors desig-
nated by each participating
county or municipal govern-
ment will convene to elect
officers, consider general op-
erational matters and other
business on August 7, 2009
at 2:00 P.M. at the Lake City
Community College, Building
103, 149 SE College Place,
Lake City, Florida.
The meeting will be open
to the public. In accordance
with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons who
need a special accommo-
dation should contact Faith
Doyle, Board Clerk, at 877-
552-3482, at least 2 days
prior to the date of the meet-
ing.
Pub.: Aug. 6, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2009-CP-139
Probate Division
IN RE: The Estate of MIL-
DRED LOUISE PALMER,
also known as MILDRED L.
PALMER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of MILDRED LOUISE
PALMER, deceased, whose
date of death was December
11, 2008, and whose social
security number is xxx-xx-
1760, file number 38-2009-
CP-139, is pending in the


Circuit Court for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division;
the address of which is Post
Office Box 610, Bronson,
Florida 32621. The names
and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and
the personal representatives'
attorneyy are set forth below.


on Plaintiffs' attorney or im- SPE/
mediately thereafter; other- P.A.,
wise a default will be entered dress
against you for the relief de- High\
manded in the Complaint or Floric
petition. 2299
Dated this 27th day of'July, first p


All creditors of the dece- 2009.
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on,
whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must Pub.:,
file their claims with this 2009.
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE IN TI
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB- OF TI
LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE CIF
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE LEVY
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON CAS
THEM. AMEF
All other creditors of the a Flor
decedent and other persons Comp
having claims or. demands Plail
against decedent's estate vs.
must file their claims with this FLOR
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS single
AFTER THE DATE OF THE Defe
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. FOI
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED NO0
WITHIN THE TIME PE- EN th
RIODS SET FORTH IN Clerk
SECTION 733.702 OF Levy
THE FLORIDA PROBATE 11 o'c
CODE WILL BE FOREVER day ol
BARRED. lic sal
NOTWITHSTANDING Court
THE TIME PERIODS SET Street
FORTHABOVE,ANYCLAIM sell to
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR cash,
MORE AFTER THE DECE- real p
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED. RAI
The date of first publica- TAT
tion of this notice is August sub
6, 2009. the
Personal Representatives: in F
DAVID REAY PALMER Is/ 27A
5550 NE 150thAvenue Put
Williston, FL 32696 Cot
LEIGH KAREN MANN Is/ The
18502 SW 168th Place pursu
Dunnellon, FL 34432 ment
Attorney for Personal Circui
Representatives: Florid
CHARLOTTE J. WEIDNER 08-00
/s/ Prime
Attorney at Law Ar
Post Office Box 1354 intere
Bronson, Florida 32621 the s;
Phone: (352) 486-3753 the pr
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009. date
-----file a
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ter the
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL Dat
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR 2009.
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA C
Case No. 38-2009-CA-
000683
DAVID E. ROBERTS and Alberi
WANDA L. ROBERTS, his 701 J
wife, 3
Plaintiffs, Port C
vs. Pub.:
SOUTHTRUST BANK, f/k/
a SOUTHTRUST BANK, IN T
N.A.,successor in interest to OF TI
SOUTHTRUST BANK OF CIl
FLORIDA, N.A., and CAPI- LEV
TAL CITY BANK, a Florida C
chartered bank,
Defendants. SUNT
NOTICE OF ACTION INC.,
TO: . Plai
SOUTHTRUST BANK, f/k/ vs.
a SOUTHTRUST BANK, ANNE
N.A., successor in interest et al.,
to SOUTHTRUST BANK OF Def
FLORIDA, N.A. , -N
301 S. College Street, 30th TO:
Floor ANNE
Charlotte, NC 28288-0630 UNKI
AS WELL AS any and all ANNE
other parties claiming by, BLUI\
through, under, or against SPOt
SOUTHTRUST BANK, f/k/ BLUI
a SOUTHTRUST BANK, his(tf
N.A., successor in interest visee
to SOUTHTRUST BANK OF and
FLORIDA, N.A. or its admin- claim
istrators and assigns, as well or ag;
as all parties having or claim- Resic
ing to have any right, title or YC
interest in property herein an A
described. a mo
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that prope
an action has been filed to Floric
quiet and confirm the title to
the following property in Levy LA'
County, Florida, to-wit: TH
Lot 1 Block 1, WIND- AS
MILL ACRES, according BO
to the plat thereof record- TH
ed in Plat Book 5, Page OF
44, public records of Levy FL'
County, Florida. (Parcel ID EA
No 16708-000-00) NC
'has been filed against you LO
and you are required to CH
serve a copy of your writ- TIE
ten defenses to it, if any, on FIC
CHARLOTTE J. WEIDNER, 13,
Plaintiffs' attorney, whose PU
address is Post Office Box LE'
1354, Bronson, Florida DA
32621, on or before Sep- has I
tember 11, 2009 and file the and
original with the Clerk of this serve
Court either before service ten d


AR AND HOFFMAN,
Attorneys, whose ad-
s is 9700 South Dixie
way, Suite 610, Miami,
Ia 33156, (305) 670-
, within 30 days after the
puMtcation of the notice,


DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27,

----------
HE CIRCUIT COURT
HE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
RCUIT IN AND FOR
Y COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SE NO.: 08-000959-CA
RICAN PRIME, LLC,
ida Limited Liability
any,
ntiff,

ENCIO, CASTILLO, a
man,
endant.
NOTICE OF
RECLOSURE SALE
TWICE IS HEREBY GIV-
iat I, the undersigned
of the Circuit Court of
County, Florida, will at
clock a.m. on the 31st
f August, 2009, at pub-
le at the Levy County
house, 355 S. Court
, Bronson, Florida,
o the highest bidder, for
the followin'g-described
property:
Lot 37, Block 36, of
NBOW LAKES ES-
TES, SECTION N, a
division, according to
plat thereof, recorded
Plat Book 3, Page 27,
A through' 27D, of the
)lic Records of Levy
unty, Florida.
said sale will be made
ant to the Final Judg-
of Foreclosure of the
t Courtof Levy County,
a, in Civil Action No.
0959-CA, American
* vs. Florencio Castillo.
iy person claiming, an
st in the surplus from.
ale, if any,' other than
operty owner as of the
of the lis pendens must
claim within 60 days af-
e sale;
ed this 29th day of July,

)ANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
Deputy Clerk
t J. Tiseo, Jr., Esq.
C Center Court, Suite

Charlotte, FL 33954.
Aug. 6, 13, 20p9.
----------
HE CIRCUIT COURT
HE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
RCUIT IN AND FOR
Y COUNTY, FLORIDA
;ASE NO. 38-2009-CA-
000355
TRUST MORTGAGE,

ntiff,

ETTE GILLEY, et ux.,

endant(s).
OTICE OF ACTION

ETTE GILLEY -AND
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
ETTE GILLEY; PHILLIP
JT AND UNKNOWN
JSE OF PHILLIP
JT, if alive, and /or dead
heir) unknown heirs, de-
s, legatees or grantees'
all persons or parties
ing by, through, under
ainst him (them).
lence is unknown.
DU ARE NOTIFIED that
action for foreclosure of
rtgage on the following
irty in LEVY County,
la:
LOT 13, WATSON VIL-
GE, ACCORDING TO
E PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED. IN PLAT
)OK 3, PAGE 54, OF
E PUBLIC RECORDS
LEVY COUNTY,
ORIDA, LESS 7.5 FOOT
SEGMENT ALONG THE
)RTH SIDE OF SAID
T, TO THE CITY OF
IIEFLAND FOR UTILI-
-S, RECORDED IN OF-
;IAL RECORD BOOK
PAGE 148, OF THE
IBLIC RECORDS OF
VY COUNTY, FLORI-

been filed against you
you are required to
Sa -copy of your writ-
efenses, if any, to it on


I flu LIIV�J LVUIIY LJI 10 11� - l� - �,-L I


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


and to file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on SPEAR
AND HOFFMAN, P.A., attor-
neys or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on this 29th
day of JULY, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2008-CA-
000811
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUST-
EE FOR ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES 2007-AHL1
Plaintiff.
vs.
LILIAN RUTH MACK; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LIL-
IAN RUTH MACK IF ANY;
LARRY LEE YOUNG; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LAR-
RY LEE YOUNG IF ANY;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, 'AND
AGAINST THE HERE-
IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS, JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated July 29, 2009
entered in Civil Case No.
38-2008-CA-000811 of the
Circuit Court of the 8th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Bronson, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
MAIN LOBBY at the LEVY
County Courthouse located
at 355 South Court Street
in Bronson, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 31st day of Au-
gust, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
ALL THAT PARCEL OF
LAND IN LEVY COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA, AS
DESCRIBED IN DEED
BOOK 599, PAGE 835,
ID#06-13-19-05542-000-
00, BEING KNOWN AND
DESIGNATED AS LOT 6,
BLOCK 6, MAP OF WIL-
LISTON, FILED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 1.
Any person claiming an
interesting the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.
Dated this 29th day of July,
2009.
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy Isl
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island
Road, Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS. WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities needing
a special accommodation'
should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the LEVY
County Courthouse at 352-
486-5276, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
Pub.: Aug. 6. 13., 2009.


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LEGAL NOTICES


CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-
001014
WACHOVIA BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vst
JAY L. MOCQ; et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 28,
2009, and Ex-Parte Order
to Schedule Foreclosure
Sale dated July 29, 2009,
both entered in Case No. 38-
2008-CA-001014 of the Cir-
cuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash
in the BOCC meeting room
in the Levy County Court-
house, 355 South Court
Street, Bronson, FL 32621
on the 31st day of August,
2009, at 11:00 a.m., the fol-
lowing described property as
set forth in said Summary Fi-
nal Judgment;
Commence at the NE
corner of Section 13, Town-
ship 12 South,. Range 17
East, Levy County, Florida;
thence S 87 deg. 14'46"
W., along the North line of
said Section 13 a distance
of 665.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning; thence S 00
deg. 52'39" E 2840.35 feet
to the northerly R/W line
of Levy County Road No.
C-345; thence S 89 deg.
55'44" W., along north-
erly R/W line 325.19 feet;
thence N 01 deg. 01'22"
W., 2824.89 feet to the
North line of aforemen-
tioned Section 13; thence
N 87 deg. 14'46" E along
said North line 332.50 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH a non-
exclusive easement for in-
gress and egress over and
across the Easterly 15 feet
of the following described
property: Commence at
the Northeast corner of
Section 13, Township 12
South, Range 17 East,
Levy County, Florida,
thence S 87 deg. 14'46"
W., along the North line of
said Section 13, a distance
of 665.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning; thence S 00
deg. 52'39" E., 2840.35
feet to the Northerly r/w
line of Levy County Road
C-335; thence S 89 deg.
55'44" W., along said
Northerly r/w line 325.19
feet; thence N 01 deg.
01'22" W., 2824.89 feet
to the North line of afore-
said Section 13; thence N
87 deg. 14'46" E., along
said North line 332.50 feet
to the Point of Beginning,
LESS the North 1316.21
feet thereof.
TOGETHER WITH all
the improvements now or
hereafter erected on the
property, and all ease-
ments, rights, appurte-
nances, rents, royalties,
mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights
and stock and all fixtures
now or hereafter attached
to the property.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on July
29, 2009.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accom-
modation to participate in
this proceeding should con-
tact the individual or agency
sending this notice no later
than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit and
County Court


By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Gerald D. Davis, Esquire
Trenam, Kemker, Scharf,
Barkin, Frye, O'Neill &
Mullis, PA.
200 Central Avenue, Suite
*1600


St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 896-7171
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-00087
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FEDERICO SANDOVAL;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
FEDERICO SANDOVAL;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS,
UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION 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 5th day of January, 2009,
and entered in Case No. 08-
00087, of the Circuit Court
of the 8th Judicial Circuit in
and for Levy County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST BANK
is the Plaintiff and FEDERI-
CO SANDOVAL; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FEDERICO
SANDOVAL; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS 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 th6 Levy
County Courthouse in Bron-
son, Florida, at 11'00 a.m. on
the 31st day of August, 2009,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth is said Final
Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT "A"
WINDING RIVER
PRESERVE
TRACT 91
A parcel of land in
Section 9, Township 11
South, Range 16 East,
Levy County, Florida, said
parcel being more particu-
larly described as follows:
For a Point of Reference,
commence at the NW cor-
ner of Section 10, Town-
ship 11 South, Range 16
East, Levy. County, Flor-
ida; thence N 89"06'05"
E; along the North line
of said Section 10, a dis-
tance of 26.97 feet; thence
S 37"09'58" W, 503.57
feet; thence S 78'39'58"
W, 603,05 feet; thence S
01�15'33" W, 870.72 feet,
to the Point of Beginning;
thence N 78'00'05" W,
2004.78 feet, to a point on
that portion of the bound-
ary of the 'Common Prop-
erty' described in Exhibit
'D' of the ;Declaration of
Restrictions and Protec-
tive Covenants for Wind-
ing River Preserve' as re-
corded in Official Records
Book 947, page 157, pub-
lic records of Levy County,
Florida, that lies along the
East side of NE Jones
Road; thence N 20'52'20"
E, along said boundary,
880.09 feet; thence S
53'02'05" E, 2061.41 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
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled at no cost to you
to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact
the ADA Coordinator at Court
Street, Bronson, FL 32621 or
Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to such proceeding. If
you are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C.
Watson
1800 NW 49t" Street, Suite


120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
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CITY OF CEDAR KEY
NOTICE OF QUASI -
JUDICIAL HEARING
ANIMAL CONTROL
HEARING
Petition No. 2009-02
Animal Owner: George
Sresovich
Residence of Owner: 781
4th Street
Action: Designation of a
"Dangerous Dog"
Notice is hereby given that
a Quasi-Judicial Hearing will
be conducted by the City
Commission, on August 18,
2009, at 6 p.m., or.as soon
thereafter as the matter may
be heard, in the City Hall at
490 Second Street, Cedar
Key, Florida to hear and act
upon a request for an animal
control hearing in accordance
with the requirements of
Section 2.07.06, Chapter
2, Laws of Cedar Key.
Petitioner, George Sresovich,
is appealing the Cedar
Key Police Department's
designation of his dog Gal
as a dangerous dog. This is
a reopening of the hearing
originally held on May 19,
2009.
All interested persons are
urged to attend this Hearing.
Comments may be forwarded
to the-City of Cedar Key, PO
Box 339, Cedar Key, Florida
32625, or bring them to the
office of the City Clerk at City
Hall in Cedar Key, Florida.
If any person decides to
appeal the decision of the
Commission with respect
to any matter considered at
said Quasi-Judicial Hearing
may need. to ensure that
a verbatim record of the.
proceedings is made which
includes the testimony and
evidence upon with the
Appeal is to be based.
If any accommodations
are needed for persons
with disabilities, contact the
Clerk's Office in City Hall at
(352) 543-5132.
City of Cedar Key
Cedar Key, Levy County,
Florida.
Pub.: Aug. 6, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
SCASE NO.: 38-2008-CA-
000194
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAZARO JORDAN; FLORI-
DA EXPORT & ASSISTANT
SERVICES, INC.; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, ,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment . of Foreclosure
dated the 11th day of De-
cember, 2008 and entered
in Case No. 38-2008-CA-
000194, of the Circuit Court
of the 8th Judicial Circuit in
and for Levy County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST BANK
is the Plaintiff and LAZARO
JORDAN; FLORIDA EX-
PORT & ASSISTANT SER-
VICES, INC.; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS 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
County Courthouse in Bron-
son, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 31st day of August, 2009,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
, EXHIBIT "A"
OTTER CREEK
Tract 8
A parcel of land in the
SW % of Section 7 and the
NW � of Section 18, Town-
ship 13 South, Range 15
East, Levy County, Flori-
da, said parcel being more
particularly described as
follows:
For a Point of Refer-


ence, commence at the SE
corner of Section 7, Town-
ship 13 South, Range 15
East, Levy County, Flor-
ida; thence N 89'53'10"
W, along the South line
of said Section 7, a dis-
tance of 1081.69 feet,


to the South right of way
line of Levy County Road
C-336, an 80 foot right of
way; thence N 49'09'44"
W, along said right of way,
1073.42 feet, to the Point
of Curvature of a curve
concave to the Southwest,
having a radius of 5689.58
feet; thence Northwest-
erly, along said right of
way and the arc of said
curve, through a central
angle of 08"08'39", a dis-
tance of 808.74 feet, to the
Point of Tangency of said
curve, thence N 57"18'23"
W, along said right of way,.
283.38 feet, to the Point
of Beginning; thence con-
tinue N 57"18'23" W, along
said right of way, 458.57
feet; thence S 28"15'33"
W, 2055.96 feet; thence S
61"10'54" E, 411.25 feet;
thence N 29"33'36" E,
2025.04 feet, to close on
the Point of Beginning.
Subject to a public
utility easement in Sec-
tions 7, 17 and 18, Town-
ship 13 South, Range 15
East, Levy County, Florida,
adjoining the Southwester-
ly right of way line of Levy
County.Road C-336, and
being more 'particularly
described as follows:
For a Point of Ref-
erence, commence at the
SW corner of the East 1 of
SE % of Section 12, Town-
ship 13 South, Range 14
East, Levy County, Flor-
ida; thence N 00"08'53"
E, along the West line of
said East 2 of SE %,' a
distance of 2645.98 feet,
to the ,South right of way
line of Levy County Road
C-336, an 80 foot right of
way; thence, along said
right of way until otherwise
noted, run S 89'04'43" E,
944.46 feet, to the Point of
Curvature of a.curve con-
cave to.the South, having
a radius of 2824.79 feet;
thence Easterly, along the
arc of said curve, through a
central angle of 08"04'53",
a distance of 398.42 feet,
to the centerline of that
60 foot easement known
.as Live Oak Lane and the
Point of Beginning for this
utility easement; thence
continue along the arc of
said curve, through a cen-
tral angle of 23"41'26", a
distance of 1167.99 feet,
to the Point of Tangency
of said curve; thence S
57'18'23" E, 1867.83 feet,
to the Point of Curvature
of a curve concave to the
Southwest, having a radi-
us of 5689.58 feet; thence
Southeasterly, along the
arc of said curve, through a
central angle of 08�08'39",
a distance of 808.74 feet,
to the Point of Tangency
of said curve; thence S
49'09'44" E, 2820.00 feet,
to the Point of Curvature
of a curve concave to the
Southwest, having a radi-
us of 2824.79 feet; thence
Southeasterly, along the
arc of said curve, through a
central angle of 19"22'05",
a distance of 954.88 feet,
to the Point of Tangency
of said curve; thence S
29"47'39" E, 907.09 feet,
to the South line of NW
� of Section 17, Town-
ship 13 South, Range 15
East; thence, departing
said right of way line of
Levy County Road C-336,
run S 89"52'47" W, 11.51
feet; thence N 29"47'39"
W, parallel with and 10
feet- Southwesterly of said
right of way line, 601.11
feet; thence N 31'42'05"
W, 560.00 feet; thence
N 38'21'15" W, 351.18
feet; thence N 49"09'44"
W, 337.63 feet; thence
continue N 49"�09'44" W,
parallel with and 35 feet
Southwesterly of said
right of way line, 2820.00
feet; thence N 50'59'08"
W, 359.82 feet; thence
N 56'21'02" W, 444.41
feet; thence N 57'18'23"
W, parallel with and 45
feet Southwesterly of said
right of way line, 1772.47


feet; thence N 59"44'41"
W, 415.00 feet; thence
N 66-52'22" W, 458.72
feet; thence N 75'16'16"
W, 187.10 feet; thence N
79'06'27" W, 187.10 feet,
to said centerline of that
60 feet easement know.
I


RICARDO MELENDEZ, if the owner of record as of the
alive, and/or dead his (their). date of the lis pendens may


unknown heirs, devisees,
legatees or grantees and all
persons or parties claiming
by, through, under or against
him (them).
Residence is unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an Action for foreclosure of
a mortgage on the following
property in LEVY County,
Florida:
EXHIBIT "A"
LOT FIVE (5), STAMP-
ER ROLLINGACRES, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP
THEREOF RECORDED
IN UNRECORDED PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 2, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
THE EAST -2 OF THE
NE 1/4 OF THE NW % OF
THE NE4 OF THE NW 4
OF SECTION 27, TOWN-
SHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE
17 EAST, LESS AND EX-
CEPT THE NORTH 25
FEET AND THE EAST 25
FEET THEREOF.
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of y our writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN,
P.A., Attorneys, whose ad-
dress is 9700 South Dixie
Highway, Suite 610, Miami,
Florida 33156, (305) 670-
2299, within 30 days after the
first publication of the notice,
and to file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
.before service on SPEAR
AND HOFFMAN, PA., attor-
neys or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court on this 31"'
day of JULY, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Raina L. Martinez Is/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA-
000152
BAYVIEW LOAN SERVIC-
ING, LLC, A DELAWARE
LIMITED LIABILITY COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,


claim the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of the court on July
31, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Deanna Dobbins Is/
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
Popkin & Rosaler, PA.
1701 West.Hillsboro
Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2008-CA-
000485
GMAC MORTGAGE LLC
Plaintiff
vs.
JAMES D. BAGOLY III A/K/A
JAMES BAGOLY; EVA MA- .
RIE BAGOLY A/K/A ELBA M.
BAGOLY; ANYAND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH-
ER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAYCLAIMAN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, . GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC; BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A.; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated July 30, 2009
entered in Civil Case No
38-2008-CA-000485 of the
Circuit Court of the 8th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Bronson, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the
Main Lobby of the Court-
house located at 355 South
Court Street at the LEVY
County Courthouse located
in Bronson, Florida, at 11:00'
a.m. ct the 31st day ofAu ,-


as Live Oak Lane; thence
N 11'40'32" E, along said
centerline, 30.03 feet, to
close'on the Point of Be-
ginning.
ANY PERSON CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IFANY, OTHERTHAN
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
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled at no cost to you
to the provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact
the ADA Coordinator at Court
Street, Bronson, FL 32621 or
Telephone (352) 486-5276
prior to- such proceeding. If
you are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
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.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000415
BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICARDO MELENDEZ, et
ux., et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION


ROLLAND H. CHRISTIANS,
NANCY A. LANGTON
CHRISTIANS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION #1 and #2, and ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES, et. al..,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated July 30,
2009, entered in Civil Case
No.: 38-2009-CA-000152
of the Circuit Court of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit in and
for Levy County, Florida,
wherein BAYVIEW LOAN
SERVICING, LLC, A DELA-
WARE LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, Plaintiff, and
ROLLAND H. CHRISTIANS
and NANCY A. LANGTON
CHRISTIANS,' are Defen-
dants.
I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash, in the BOCC
meeting roomri in the Levy
County Courthouse, 355 S.
Court Street, Bronson, FL
32621, at 11:00 AM on the
31ST day of August, 2009,
the following described real
property as set forth in said
Final Summary Judgment,
to wit:
NLOT 1, BLOCK 12,
MAP OF THE SOUTHERN
PART OF THE CITY OF
CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 3, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person claiming
a right to funds remaining af-
,ter the sale, you must file a
claim with the clerk no later
than 60 days after the sale. If
you fail to file a claim you will
not be entitled to any remain-
ing funds. After 60 days, only


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LEGAL NOTICES


gust, 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth
iri said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK. 3,
RAINBOW LAKES ES-
TATES, SECTION "N",
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 27, 27A
THROUGH 27D, INCLU-
SIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.
Dated this 30th day of July,
2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Deanna Dobbins -/s/
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL).
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN, PA.
ATTORNEY. FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities needing
a special accommodation
should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, atthe LEVY
County Courthouse at 352-
486-5266, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA-.
000705
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITA-
KER MORTGAGE CORP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRUCE WILSON, et al,
Defendants.
-NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
DENISE BIERWORTH
Last Address Unknown
Attempted at: 368 Lake Su-
zanne Drive, Lake Wales, FL
33859
Current Residence Un-
known
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property;
LOTS 11 AND 12
BLOCK 34 MAP OF THE
SOUTHERN PART OF
THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY
FLORIDA. ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 3, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you
and you are -required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE
120, FT LAUDERDALE,
FL 33309 on or before
September 7, 2009, a
date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first
publication of this Notice
in the Levy County Jour-
nal and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be
entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
complaint.
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
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.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court this 30th


day of July, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
As Clerk of the Court
By: Lindsey Gilbert Is/
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)


Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
----------
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
Notice is hereby given of
the organizational meeting of
the North Florida Broadband
Authority. The North Florida
Broadband Authority will be
established by an Interlocal
Agreement amongst partici-
pating county and municipal
governments located within
the North Florida Rural Area
of Critical Economic Concern
composed of the following
counties and the municipali-
ties located therein: Baker,
Bradford, Columbia, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeffer-
son, Lafayette, Levy, Madi-
son, Putnam, Suwannee,
Taylor and Union Counties.
The creation of North Florida
Broadband Authority is pro-
posed for the purpose of fi-
nancing, creating, construct-
ing, operating and manag-
ing broadband 'infrastructure
facilities and services within
the North Florida Rural Area
of Critical Economic Concern
to expand access to broad-
band services for private and
public sector entities within
such area.
The members of the
Board of Directors desig-
nated by each participating
county or municipal govern-
ment will convene to elect
officers, consider general op-
erational matters and other
business on August 7, 2009
at 2:00 P.M. at the Lake City
Community College, Building
103, 149 SE College Place,
Lake City, Florida.
The meeting will be open
to the public. In accordance
with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons who
need a special accommo-
dation should contact Faith
Doyle,. Board Clerk, at 877-
552-3482, at least 2 days
prior to the date of the meet-
ing.
Pub.: Aug. 6, 2009.

NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicles) will
be sold at public auction,
free of all prior liens, per Fl
Stat 713.78 at 10:00 AM on
the dates shown at Lienor's
address.
No titles, as is, cash only.
Sale date: August 18, 2009
91 GMC
1GKDM19Z8MB501231
Sale date: August 21, 2009
95 Ford
2FMDA514XSBB91355
Sale date: August 28, 2009
91 Infi '
JNKCP01P9MT202679"
Lienor: Bronson Lube Inc
555 N Hathaway Ave
Bronson FL 32621
Phone:352-486-2100
Interested parties, contact
State Filing Service
772-595-9555.
Pub.: Aug. 6, 2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 38-2009-CP-
000114
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARY KAY MERCHANT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of
the estate of Mary Kay Mer-
chant, deceased, whose date
of death was May 3, 2009, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Levy County, Florida,
Probate Division, File Num-
ber 38-2009-CP-000114;
the address of which is P. O.
Drawer 610, Bronson, Flori-
da 32621. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE,
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE


DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands


against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE' FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH.
IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is August
6, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Robert C. Merchant, Jr.
PO Box 620862
Oveido, FL 32762
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Thomas M. VanNess, Jr..,
Esq.,
Florida Bar No. 0857750
VanNess & VanNess, P.A.
1205 North Meeting Tree
Blvd.
Crystal River, FL 34429
1-352-795-1444
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
'CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 38-2009-CA-
.000342
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.,
RONALD EYERA/K/A
RONALD L. EYER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated July 31, 2009
and entered in Case No. 38-
2009-CA-000342 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the EIGHTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and RON-
ALD EYER A/K/A RONALD
L. EYER; GLORIA J. EYER
A/K/A GLORIA JANE EYER;
BANK OF AMERICA, NA;
are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at MAIN LOBBY
OF THE LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 31st -day of August,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PROP-
ERTY SITUATED IN THE
COUNTY OF LEVY, AND
STATE OF FLORIDA, BE-
ING DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
LOT 15, AND THE
NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 18,
WATERWAY ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF LEVY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 19 MAGNOLIA.AV-
ENUE, YANKEETOWN,"
FL 34498
Any person claiming an in-
terest.in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60);days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on Au-
gust 3, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 38-2009-CA-
000138
DIVISION
WELLS FARG6 BANK, NA,
Plaintiff
vs.


WALTER W. MONE, et al.
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final


Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated July 31, 2009
and entered in Case No. 38-
2009-CA-000138 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the EIGHTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and WALTER
W. MONE; IRENE MONE;
BANK OF AMERICA, NA;
are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at MAIN LOBBY
OF THE LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 31st day of Au-
gust, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 8, WARDELL'S SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 54, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 219 7TH STREET
NW, WILLISTON, FL
32696
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this court on Au-
gust 3, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009.
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TO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
You are hereby notified
that I will offer for sale and
sell at public sale to the high-
est and best bidder for cash.
the following described live-
stock:
1 (one) Cow, black in color,
brown halter short rope
at 11:00 o'clock, A.M. on the
11th day of August, 2009 at
the following place:
Levy County Landfill, Live-
stock Impound, Bronson, FL
to satisfy a claim in the sum
of $290.00 for fees, expens-
es for feeding, and care and
costs hereof.
LCSO report #0908063
Johnny Smith, Sheriff
Levy County, Florida
Pub.: Aug. 6, 2009..

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 38-2009-CA-
000002
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KOREY C. KARWAN, et al,
Defendantss),
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE. IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated July 31, 2009
and entered in Case No. 38-
2009-CA-000002 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the EIGHTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and KOREY C.
KARWAN; BRANDY LYNN
KARWAN A/K/A BRANDY
L. KARWAN; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE
FOR COUNTRYWIDE FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION;
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
HOME OWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC.; TENANT #1
N/K/A BRANDY KARWAN
N/K/A BRANDY KARWAN
N/K/A BRANDY KARWAN
N/K/A BRANDY KARWAN
are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at MAIN LOBBY
OF THE LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 31st day of August,
2009, the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 25, BLOCK '141,
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
GOLF AND COUNTRY


CLUB ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO
'THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 67,
67A THRU 67M, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEVY


COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 15632 NE 10TH
STREET, WILLISTON,. FL
32696
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the
sale, 'if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on Au-
gust 3, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Aug. 6, 13, 2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-
001246
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA;
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM L. GRAY, et-al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated July 31, 2009
and entered in Case No. 38-
2008-CA-001246 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the EIGHTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Florida. wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM


L.'GRAY; MARY GRAY A/
K/A MARY I. GRAY; are
the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash at MAIN LOBBY
OF THE LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 31st day of August,
2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:

LOTS FOUR AND FIVE,
BLOCK 23, UNIVERSITY
OAKS ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 15,
15H-15M, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH A MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIX-
TURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO VIN#'S
GAFL375A75302BP21 &
GAFL375B75302BP21.
A/K/A 11710 101ST TER-
RACE NE, ARCHER, FL
32618
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on Au-
gust 3, 2009.
SDanny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy. /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.:Aug. 6, 13, 2009


LEVY LAND TRANSACTIONS
01/22/08 - 05126/08
Transaction Code: AAA-Agree Additional Advances, A-
Assignment, AAD-Assign Agree Deed, ACT-Amended
Certificate of-Title, AD-Agree Deed,,.AI-Assumption of
Indebtedness, AM-Assignment of Mrtg, CD-Correctory
Deed, CT-Certificate of Title, D-peed, E-Easement, FJDX-
Final Judgment Divorce X, MMA-Mrtg Modify Agreement,
NL-Notice of Limitation, PX-Probate X, QCD-Quit Claim
Deed, TD-Tax Deed, TBRD-Timber Deed, ROWD-Right of
Way Deed, WD-Warranty Deed.

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Grantors: HUNTER LARRY, HUNTER MARY
Grantees: HUNTER LARRY, HUNTER MARY,
BRUNER MELISHA, ROBERTS TIFFANY
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Grantors: HUNTER LARRY, HUNTER MARY
Grantees: HUNTER LARRY, HUNTER MARY,
HUNTER TOMMY, ROBERTS TIFFANY
525211 QCD 1163 66 $10.00 L 33 (A) MANATEE
SPRINGS TERRACE
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Grantee: HELEN BLANCHARD TRUST
525212 QCD 1163 68 $10.00 BDY28-11-14,
MANATEE SPRINGS TERR, W/MH
Grantors: PRATT WILLIAM M, PRATT DONNA M
Grantee, HELEN BLANCHARD TRUST
525213 QCD 1163 70 $10.00 L45-48(105) CEDAR
KEYHTS SD, W/MH
Grantors: PRATT, WILLIAM M, PRATT DONNA M
Grantee: DYNAMIC GROWTH INC
525214 QCD 1163 72 $10.00 L41-44(105) CEDAR
KEY HTS SD, W/MH
Grantors: PRATT WILLIAM M, PRATT DONA M
Grantee: DYNAMIC GROWTH INC
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KEY HTS SD, W/MH
Grantors: PRATT WILLIAM M, PRATT DONNA M
Grantee: DYNAMIC GROWTH INC
525216 E 1163 76 $6,382.80 BDYNE1/4SE1/425-
15-16, ETC
Grantor: MICHAEL HERMAN
Grantee: FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY LLC
525217 E 1163 84 $17,577.00 BDY NE1/4 3-17-16, ETC
Grantors: TOWN OF INGLIS, INGLIS TOWN OF
Grantee: FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY LLC
525221 WD 1163 101 $30,000.00 BDY L64
WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER PARK EST
Grantor: REAVES JOHN W JR
Grantees: DORRIS JAMES, DORRIS SUSAN
525225 WD 1163 106 $500.00 UNIT WEEK 26 UNIT
201 CEDAR COVE PHASE I
Grantor: DAY ERIC F
Grantee: TERADO SUNAO
525242 QCD 1163 128 $30,800.00 L5 (16)
RAINBOW LAKES EST SECTION N
Grantors: MINTERS CHRISTOPHER L,MONTALVO HOLT
DESIREE Y, HOLT DESIREE Y MONTALVO, MINTERS
YANILDA D
Grantees: TREFETHEN'MERCER, TREFETHEN IRENE
525245 QCD 1163 151 $10.00 L7(41) UNIV OAKS
Grantor: KNIGHTANTHONY Q
Grantee: KNIGHT LORI S
525248 QCD 1163 165 $0.00 L16(3) RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES SEC N
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Grantees: ANDRUS NORBERT R, ANDRUS BETH A
5/26/2009
525256 QCD 1163 178 $0.00 L6(E) CASONS INGLIS
ACRES
Grantor: VALEROS TRINA
Grantee: VAUGHAN ALVIN EUGENE
525257 WD 1163 179 $398,804.00 L1-2
HARDEETOWN ANNEX,
Grantor: FLORIDA MIDDLE PROPERTIES INC
Grantees: SUNOCO INC, R&M
525265 QCD 1163 231 $10.00 BDYNW1/4SE1/4
23-14-17
Grantor: BRACCI ROBERT V
Grantees: BRACCI ROBERT V TRUSTEE, BRACCI
ROBERT V, ROBERT V BRACCI REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST


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JAND FINALLY
2B Aug. 6 2009 levyjournalonline.com


The County Paper, Est. 1923


The Levy County Journal


Race, from Page 1B


Blum said. "It was definitely a close race.
1 enjoyed myself."
The two cars have similar equipment
and run about the same speed, said Blum,
who started the race on the pole.
"It comes down to driver ability," he
said.
Bowers at one point talked to flagman
Jimmy Durden about oil on the track.
He felt he wasn't getting good traction
because of the mix of oil and water. The
racing had been delayed by rainfall.
"When you try to pass him you need
all the help you can get," Bowers said. "I
tried to put pressure on him. I tried to force
a mistake. I just couldn't get traction."
Bowers, who won last week and
started in the car behind Blum's, said the
oil on the track came from an earlier race
when a car engine blew up, sending debris
and oil across the front stretch.
"I set him up a couple of times. I was
able to make the move. I just didn't have
the traction," he said.
Bowers at one point skidded sideways.
He said he was trying to move to an outside
position when his tires lost traction. He
regained control of the race car and caught
back up to Blum within a lap.
He said his ability to catch Blum
proved he had the faster car.
The race track at Bronson Motor
Speedway is built for speed with its paved
surface and high banked curves, but
the track is relatively narrow, making it
difficult to pass.

Welter Wins Pure Stock
Larry Welters, Jr. won the Pure Stock
race in his high powered yellow Camaro,
while his father, Larry Welters, Jr., made
a last minute move on James Peters
of Winter Haven and edged out Peters
for second place. The Welters are from
Williston.
Welters, Jr. had Peters hot on his tail
for most of the race but was able to use


his speed to outdistance Peters in the late
going. Welters, Sr. started near the back
of the back and used :speed and passing
ability to get behind Peters. On the final
curve he gave Peters a quick bump on the
left rear fender and gunned his engine to
take the lead.
"It was just a little bump," Welters said
with a laugh.
The younger Welters won his first
race in the new yellow Camaro, but the
car had mechanical problems before the
race began. Welters and other drivers
were out on the track drying it by running
laps when two "push rods" in the engine
broke. They had time to replace the rods
during the rain delay.
"Once we get that car dialed in, there
won't be many in the Pure Stock that will
beat it," Welters said.
He said the cars driven by James
Peters and by his father were two of the
fastest on the track. He is certain he will
be challenged by both in future races.
Michael Stalnaker, of Ocala, won
Street Stock as though it was a Sunday
drive. He had no real competition.
There were only three cars in the race,
primarily because of the rainy weather,
and two of the drivers were new to the
track. Knowing the track is one of the
keys to winning. It comes with racing
experience.
Stalnaker said the win was his eighth or
ninth of the season in Street Stock feature.
He won with a half a lap to spare.
Stalnaker gave away his trophy to a
fan, a longstanding tradition. He has kept
only one trophy this year.
He said he races for fun, but also to
help track owner Tony Parker. Parker is
buying the track from the previous owner.
His lease payments are applied to the
mortgage. Nearly all the racers like Parker
as a person, including Stalnaker.
"We come back every week to help
Tony," Stalnaker said.


Bronson Motor Speedway will close in August for stock car racing due
to the expected rainy weather. It will reopen in September. Stock car racing
was nearly rained out Saturday. A light rain fell on drivers and fans for
more than an hour before the rain passed over and a rainbow appeared.
The speedway will continue hosting mud bogging in the bounty hole and
mud speed racing on Friday nights.


. . . r ..


Larry Nettles spins his tires as he bogs down in the bounty hole. He
emerged covered with mud in The Budweiser Buggy with the best
dictanner fnr the ninht


A mud bog driver finds the going tough in the bounty hole. He went
just about as far as anyone before the muddy trench stopped him.


Bog, from Page 1B
who thought the hole was too tough.
Only one driver from Ocala has made
it all the way through the hole. He was
driving a mud buggy with tires six-feet
tall. He was, allowed to stop and start
until he plowed through the deep holes
and slippery red clay in the bounty
hole.
Parker is talking about draining the
bounty hole and redesigning the bottom
to make it "easier" to get through the
hole. If the hole is designed correctly,
he believes he can have speed races
through the bounty hole as well as
challenges involving the biggest mud
buggies.


Lord said he plans to challenge the
bounty hole next week again. On his
first try Friday night he slammed into
the muddy water at high speed and
damaged something under the engine.
He managed to repair it before his
second try.
On the second .attempt, Lord
entered the hole slower before
gunning the engine. He finished just
short of Nettles' mark. He said it's a
learning process. Every attempt at the
bounty holes provides him with more
information about what he has to do to
be successful.


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