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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Publication Date: February 10, 2011
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Levy County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
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One Suspect Still at Large in Williston Home Invasion


On February 1, 2011J dputics and invcti>n )r-
r -t to a horre-inxva ,rv robbery -ail at
a Lilliston residence. Deputic found a horne
hialthcare nurse extremely upset and shak---r t'r=
the incident. The victim stated that she is a home
health-care nurse who takes care of the resident
of the house. She told deputies that at 4:13 a.rr..
she heard the doorknob rattling and t' .. it
might be the resident moving around the house.
F.,. aide said that when she was getting out otf
Stefan Lernard Lattimore


residence. The resident did not wake during he
incident, and the victim was unhurt.


I:nvesrigzrors Sgr. Mike Naravan and -Mike
\Vl'kinso n worked the investigation and
iermined three suspects committed the home
.:eas-zion.
A search for the suspects ended February 3
when investigators Jax Bolton and Joev Barrera
of he Drug Task Force were conducting a
criminal investigation in the Chiefland area.
whilee driving down the road one of the suspects
continued on page 7


HJE COUNTY PAPER E ST.. 1923


Vol. 87, No. 32 February 10, 2011


www.levyjournalonline.com


Old Joe, Magic
and Ma
The Ma Barker Gang
In Florida
page 13


But Anyway...
with Guy Sheffield

Fishing, It Can Be
an Eye for an Eye
Proposition
page 7









Cedar Key

Homecoming
page 8


The New
Levy County Journal
Business Office is the
Chiefland
Old Post Office
26 SE 1st Ave.
Business Hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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8 90782 00200 81


Truck

Crash

Fatal in

Williston

On February 5 at 11:45
a.m. a Ford F-350 pick-up
was southbound on County
Road 343. The truck failed to
negotiate a curve to the left and
traveled off the west shoulder.
The vehicle became airborne at
a ditch, and struck several trees
before landing on its right side.
The driver Justin McElveen of
Gulf Hammock was pronounced
deceased on the scene by Levy
County EMS. The driver was
not wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol
was not involved.
-submitted by the Florida
Highway Patrol

Chiefland

Gets

Funding for

Equipment,

Gear
The City of Chiefland and
Chiefland Fire Rescue is pleased
to announce their selection by
the FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) Aide to
Firefighters Grant Program, for a
funding award in Round 9 of this
competitive Grant Program.
The $97,033 Federal Share
portion of the grant will greatly
enhance Public Safety and
Firefighter Safety. The grant will
be used to purchase much needed
turn out gear, a flow-bench
computer system that will allow
the Fire Department to repair and
do all test flows to its protective
breathing apparatus that is
required by NFPA (National Fire
Protection Association); a backup
generator for the Fire Station that
will allow Firefighters to have
the basic living necessities during
a storm or other power outages;
and a diesel exhaust removal
system that will remove all diesel
carcinogens from the inside of
station and station bay.
The City is pleased to receive
these much needed funds in these
tough economic times. Being able
to secure the funds to purchase
the needed equipment for the
Fire Department is a tremendous
achievement, and we wanted to
share the good news with the
Citizens of Chiefland and Levy
County. This will be brought
before the City Commission
on 02-14-11 for approval and
acceptance.
-submittedby ChiefJames
Harris, Chiefland


Williston

Fire Rescues


photos from Station 72 Williston Fire Rescue Facebook


Rosie "
On February 5, Williston Fire
Rescue responded to a report of a
small canine named "Rosie" who
had fallen into an open lime-rock
shaft. Firefighter Brooks was able
to make access down to Rosie
who was approximately 35 feet
underground. He found Rosie I '
unharmed and in good physical
condition. She was removed from
the shaft without incident and
returned to her owners.


Expert Shares Tactics to Curb

Abuse of Prescription Medications


Fifty-four law enforcement officials from police
departments, sheriff's offices and government
agencies located across Levy, Gilchrist, Dixie and
Marion Counties attended an educational seminar
in Chiefland on Tuesday, February 1, to learn how
to fight illegal trafficking and abuse of prescription
medications. The seminar was co-sponsored by
the Florida Department of Children and Families
Investigations with additional educational support
provided by pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma
L.P.
The education session was led by Landon Gibbs
from Purdue Pharma's Law Enforcement Liaison
& Education Department. Mr. Gibbs has close to
30 years of law enforcement experience, including
investigating the illegal trafficking (or "diversion")
of prescription medications. The session covered
the types of medications that are targets for theft,
illegal sale and abuse, common methods of diverting
prescription medications and the difference between
lawful and unlawful prescribing by healthcare
professionals.
Attendees also learned about what law
enforcement officials can do to deter pharmacy
theft. RxPATROL, a program created and funded
by Purdue Pharma L.P., helps pharmacists guard
against robberies and burglaries and assists law
enforcement efforts to catch pharmacy crime suspects.
To date, law enforcement has used the program in


combination with reward offers through local Crime
Stoppers programs to catch more than 100 pharmacy
theft suspects.
"We have seen an increase in the abuse of
pharmaceutical medications throughout Levy,
Gilchrist and Dixie Counties and across the state
of Florida," said Steve J. Lampros of the Florida
Department of Children and Families Investigations.
"It is vital for our law enforcement community to keep
abreast of changing trends in order to learn to identify
the problems associated with this abuse and take
steps to prevent it. Today's training is a vital tool for
law enforcement and the criminal justice community
and shows the benefits of public and private sector
resources working together for public safety."
Mr. Gibbs also discussed how the illegal trafficking
and abuse of prescription medications can interfere
with the care of people with serious illnesses and
injuries.
"These medications have a legitimate purpose
when used as directed," according to Ed Cartwright
with Purdue Pharma's Law Enforcement Liaison
& Education Department. "However, abusing
prescription medications can have dangerous and
even deadly consequences and can make it harder for
people who need these medications to get them."
The Chiefland Police Department is urging
everyone to take precautions to prevent prescription
drug abuse.


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Jake Summers herds cracker cattle from his cracker horse, a descendant the exhibit "Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier, Photographs
of the horses brought to the U.S. by Spanish explorers in the 16th by Carlton Ward Jr." at the Florida Museum of Natural History Feb. 12 -
century, in 'le Apalachicola National Forest. This photograph appears in May 8. Photo by Carlton Tard Jr. See story page 9.


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PUBLIC SAFETY

2 Feb. 10. 2011 The County Paper Est 1923 levyjoumalonline.com The Levy County Journal


LEVY COUNTY


Levy County's Most Wanted


SHERIFF'S OFFICE

INMATES) CURRENTLY BOOKED
Adams, Reginald Ventrell, 48, ofChiefland: FTA
RULE- SHOW CAUSE- TRESPASSING PROP.
NOT STRUCTURE OR CONVEY, TRESPASS
AFTER WARNING
Bautista, Santos, 20, of Williston: BURGLARY
Bennett, Drew Joshua, 24, of Perry: LARCENY
THEFT $300 MORE BUT L/T $5,000,
DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY
Boyatt, Tonya Lynn, 39, of Morriston, VOP/ TRAFFIC
IS STOLEN PROPERTY, FRAUD ,GRAND
THEFT
Bryant, Eric Eugene, 25, of Clinesville, Tennessee:
THEFT M/T 1000 L/T 10000 (TENNESSEE)
Combs, Jonathan Zachary, 29, of Palm Coast:
DISORDERLY INTOXICATION
Davis, Michael Paul, 47, of Chiefland: TRAFFICKING
IN CONTROL SUBS, SALE OF CONTROL
SUBS (OXYCODONE)
Diaz, Carlos Roberto, 27, of Bell: NO DL
Ellis, James Matthew, 47, of Gulf Hammock: DWLSR
HABITUAL, TAG NOT ASSIGNED
Garcia, Jose Luis, 34, ofMorriston: POSS OF
CANNABIS W/INTENT TO SELLPOSS OF
PARA FOR STORAGE
Glover, Samuel Alexander, 20, of Ocala: VOP//
POSSESSION OF COCAINE LEVY CO WRNT,
VOP// POSS OF COCAINE LEVY CO. WRNT,
HOLD MARION CO. WRNT/ RETAIL PETIT
THEFT
Griblin, Roxanne Michell, 23, of Bell: HOUSED FOR
GILCHRIST/ RETAIL THEFT
Harris, James Michael, 28, of Gainesville HOUSED
FOR GILCHRIST
Helgesson, Cody Lee, 30, ofChiefland: BATTERY,
BATTERY .RESIST W/O VIOLENCE
Henderson, Hillary Church, 9, of Chiefland: POSS. OF
FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON, POSS.
OF AMMO BY CONVICTED FELON, CARRY
CONCEALED FIREARM, HOME INVASION/
ARMED
Lancaster, William Alan, 26, of Chiefland: DEALING
IN STOLEN PROPERTY, GRAND THEFT,
DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY,
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Marin, Giberto, 48, of Williston: GRAND THEFT,
DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY, GRAND
THEFT AUTO
Monroe, Brenda Lee, 38, of Chiefland: DEALING
IN STOLEN PROPERTY, GRAND THEFT,
BURGLARY DWELLING UN-OCCUPIED
Moore, Christy Dawn, 22, of Chiefland: NEGLECT OF
A CHILD
Moore, Harold Wayne, 54, of Chiefland: SALE OF
CANNABIS, POSS OF CANNABIS W/INTENT
TO SELL,SALE OF CANNABIS, POSS
CANNABIS W/ INTENT TO SELL, SALE OF
CANNABIS, POSS. CANN. W/ INTENT TO
SELL
SALE OF CANNABIS, POSS. CANN. W/ INTENT
TO SELL, POSS. M/T 20 GRMS MARIJ W/
INTENT SELL
Moore, Joyce Ann, 51, of Chiefland: SALE OF
CANNABIS, POSS OF MARIJAUNA W/
INTENT, SALE OF CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE W/INTENT, POSS OF
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE W/INTENT
Orantes-Garcia, Marvin Geovann, 25, of Morriston: NO
DRIVERS LICENSE
Pitts, Craig Allen, 20 of Morriston: HOME INVASION/
ARMED
Ponce, Kellie Chantel, 20, of Cross City: FAILURE
TO APPEAR DWLSR, FAILURE TO APPEAR
DWLSR 2ND CONVICTION ,FAILURE
TO APPEAR POSS CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE, FAILURE TO APPEAR POSS
PARAPHERNALIA
Pritt, David Wayne, 20 ofWilliston: DWLSR
Rodriguez, Juan, 24, of Plant City: HOLD
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, VOP-POSS OF
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LEVY COUNTY
WARRANT
Sandquist, Nichole Lee, 25, ofWilliston: POSS. OF
CONTROLLED SUB
Schrett-Barnes, Stephen Philli, 18, ofChiefland:
RESIST W/O VIOLENCE, TRESPASS AFTER
WARNING
Sims, Jason Brian, 35, of Trenton: FTA-NO
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION, FTA-
ATTACHING TAG NO ASSIGNED, FTA-
DWLSR THIRD OR SUBSQCONVICTION,
BOND SURRENDER- DWLSR, BOND
SURRENDER-ATTACH TAG NOT ASSIGNED,
BOND SURRENDER-NO MOTOR VEH. REG
Sims, Joseph Allen Jr., 23, of Chiefland: SALE OF
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE W/1000' GOV'T


Brandenburg,
Francine G
Old Town
CONVICTED
FELON W/
FIREARM
S10,000 BOND


Davis, Vernon
Henry
Chiefland
DEALING
IN STOLEN
PROPERTY
$50,000 BOND


HOUSING, POSSESSION CANNABIS W/
INTENT TO SELL
Thompson, Donna Alyce, 34, of Old Town: VOP-
POSS OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
LEVY COUNTY WARRANT, VOP-POSS OF
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE LEVY COUNTY
WARRANT
Thompson, Jesse James, 22, of Fanning Springs: HOLD
PASCO CO/ VOP POSS. MORPHINE, HOLD
PASCO CO/VOP POSS HYDROCODONE,
HOLD PASCO CO/VOP POSS OXYCODONE,
HOLD PASCO CO/VOP POSS
CARISOPRODOL, HOLD PASCO CO/VOP
POSS METHADONE
Urbanek, Edward Thomas, 52, of Williston: POSS. OF
BURGLARY TOOLS
Waldman, Alexa Rose, 23, of Cooper City:
VIOLATION OF PROBATION POSS
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, VIOLATION OF
PROBATION POSS MARIJUANA L/T 20, VOP-
DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.LEON COUNTY
Wilber, Jennifer Louise, 23, of Citrus Springs: DWLSR
Wilkins, David William, 21, of Chiefland: DEALING
IN STOLEN PROPERTY, CRIMINAL
MISCHIEF, GRAND THEFT

INMATES) BOOKED & RELEASED
Anderson, Tammy Lee, 28 of Chiefland: DEALING IN
STOLEN PROPERTY
Avery, Paul, 55, of Archer: DISORDERLY
INTOXICATION
Bies, Daniel George, 38, ofBronson: DUI, DWLSR
Bravo-Vargas, Isrel, 36, of Williston:VOP NO VALID
DL
Brown, Raymond Earl, 38, of Cross City: DEALING IN
STOLEN PROPERTY, HOLD FOR D.O.C
Chevalier, Zachari Jeff, 22, of Middleburg: DWLSR
Cobb, Bryan William, 25, ofMorriston: CARRYING A
CONCEALED WEAPON
Colon, Juan Carlos, 32, of Melbourne: HOUSED FOR
PRISONER TRANSPORT
Crawford, Leary Demaco, 29, of Gainesville: DWLSR
Darling, David Hershel, 22, of Old Town: VOP-
BURGLARY OF A DWELLING DIXIEE
COUNTY
Depue, Ricky Daniel, 47,of Inglis,NO MOTOR CYCLE
ENFORCEMENT ON DL, NO VEHICLE
REGISTRATION
Drake, Wayne Joseph, 44, ofInglis: FTA-ATTACHING
TAG NOT ASSIGNED, FTA-POSS OF L/T
20GRMS MARIJUANA
Elliot, Wyman, 65, of Largo: DUI
Evans, Cantrell Lavon, 28, ofMicanopy: FTA-TAG NO
ASSIGNED
Farmer, BobbyJoe, 29, ofWilliston: DOM. BATTERY
Fazzolari, Michael Howard, 28, of Palatka: HOLD
NASSAU CO/ FTA-VOP//DUI
Fincher, Willie Thomas, 47, of Bronson: RETAIL
THEFT
Flagg, Kenneth Joe, 40, ofWilliston: PETIT THEFT
3RD OFFENSE (ALACHUA CO)
Fox, Robert, 38, of Silver Spring: FRAUD CREDIT
CARD
Garcia, Isabel Solis, 29, of Trenton: NO DRIVERS
LICENSE
Hooper, William Jackson, 24, of Old Town: HOUSED
FOR DIXIE COUNTY
Jarrell, Hubert William, 60, of Bronson: DUI
Kirkland, Jeffery Scott, 43, of Trenton: WRIT OF
BODILY ATTACHMENT (GCSO)
Martin, Jaret Wayne, 21, of Cedar Key: POSS. OF
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Martinez-Santos, Carlos Alfred, 19, of Trenton: NO
DRIVERS LICENSE, TAG ATTACHED NOT
ASSIGNED
Matthews, Richard Austin, 20, ofWilliston: DWLSR.
(KNOWINGLY)
MCrae, Micah Jonathan, 25, of Summerfield: POSS L/T
20 GRAMS,POSS OF PARA
Meeks, Larry Andy, 52, of Otter Creek: DUI
Miles, John Thomas, 54, of Fort St. Louise: HOUSED
FOR PRISONER TRANSPORT


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DEALING HOME VOP FTA
IN STOLEN INVASION BATTERY ASSAULT &
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29, of Bell: NO DRIVERS LICENSE
Myrick, Desmond A., 20 ofWilliston: FTA-NO
MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT
Nabejar, Ramon Carmallo, 46, of Crystal River:
DISORDERLY CONDUCT
Osborne, Stacy Linnette, 39, ofInglis: DWLSR
Palmore, Tommy Ray, 65, of Yankeetown: DOMESTIC
BATTERY
Primous, Sherri Latanya, 36, of Williston: ORDER
REMANDING DEF INTO CUSTUDY
Richey, Shawn Aaron, 22, of Bronson: HOLD
ALACHUA CO / CONT DELINQOF A
MINOR, HOLD ALACHUA CO/ CRIMES
AGAINST PERSONS, HOLD ALACHUA CO
/ DOMESTIC ASSAULT, HOLD ALACHUA
CO / VIOL PRETRIAL RELEASE, HOLD
ALACHUA / DOMESTIC BATTERY
Rippy, Michael Edward, 37, of Cedar Key: SALE
OF CANNABIS W/I 1000 FT OF A, POSS.
CANNABIS W/I TO SELL//, SALE OF
CANNABIS, POSS. CANNABIS W/I TO SELL//
LVY CO WRNT
Roberts, Brian Shon, 47, of Old Town: DWLSR
Sabath, Deborah Ann, 40, of Oklawaha: HOUSED FOR
PRISONER TRANSPORT
Sanchez, Shelly Main, 34, of Cedar Key: FTA-DWLSR
KNOWNIGLY
Scheib, Megan Marie, 24, of Cape Coral: HOUSED
FOR PRISONER TRANSPORT
Sears, Richard Loy, 22, of Old Town: FTA-DWLSR
Smith, Mark Isaiah, 21, of Archer: DWLSR
Southall, Marian Melisa, 47, of Old Town: RETAIL
THEFT, POSSESSION OF DRUGS,
POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIA
Suggs, Tina Louise, 39, of Williston: HOLD
ALACHUA / FRAUD INSUFF FUNDS ,DWLSR,
HOLD ALACHUA CO/ FRAUD INSUF FUNDS
Thrash, Christopher Lauren, 24, ofJacksonville: DUI,
REFUSAL TO SUBMIT
Tice, Donnie Earl, 58, of Otter Creek: RE-ADMIT-
VEH-THEFT VALUE 10000.00, RE-ADMIT
EVIDENCE DESTROYING TAMPER W/,
RE-ADMIT-CONV. FELON IN POSS OF F/A
WEAP,
Walker, Marian Cockerham, 54, of Inglis: GRAND
THEFT
Williams, Ed Nathaniel, 24, of Miami: HOUSED FOR
PRISONER TRANSPORT


WILLISTON POLICE

DEPARTMENT

REPORTS

Morgan, Amanda L., 20, of Williston: The manager of
the Winn Dixie in Williston called police after taking
custody of Morgan for shoplifting. Morgan was
arrested and charged with retail theft. The value of the
goods stolen, which were recovered, was less than $50.
Adkins, Allyson Leo, 50, ofWilliston: After responding
to a verbal disturbance, an officer discovered that
Adkins had an outstanding warrant for obstruction of
justice in Marion County. He was transported to the
Levy County Jail without incident.
Pierce, Tye Hamilton, 21, of Williston: Officer James
Byrd approached the suspect about a firearm he had
sold to a co-worker. The firearm proved to be one
of many stolen from Pesso's Pawn Shop by Pierce
and two other defendants. Pierce was charged with
dealing in stolen property.
Bryant, Mathew Hastin, 23, and Suarez, Amanda
Danielle, ofWilliston: After an argument, Bryant
placed Suarez's property on the porch and asked her
to leave. According to the police report, Suarez struck
Bryant with a open hand and ripped his t-shirt. When
Officer Osborn arrived, he noticed that Suarez also
had red marks on her arms and a recent injury to
her finger. Because of the conflicting stories offered
by both parties, the officer transported them to the
Levy County Jail. Bryant was charged with domestic
battery on a pregnant woman, and Suarez was charged
with domestic battery. Both were booked at released.


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OPINION

The Levy County Journal levyjoumalonrl;e co- The Cou-,, Paper Est 1923 Feb. 10 2011 3


By Thomas Sowell
Creators Syndicate

Despite the old saying,
"Don't cry over spilled
milk," the Environmental
Protection Agency is doing
just that.
We all understand
why the Environmental 'i
Protection Agency was .-
given the power to issue e
regulations to guard against
oil spills, such as that of the
Exxon Valdez in Alaska or
the more recent BP oil spill --
in the Gulf of Mexico. But not everyone understands that
any power given to any bureaucracy for any purpose can be
stretched far beyond that purpose.
In a classic example of this process, the EPA has
decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority
to force farmers to comply with new regulations to file
"emergency management" plans to show how they will
cope with spilled milk, how farmers will train "first
responders" and build "containment facilities" if there is a
flood of spilled milk.
Since there is no free lunch, all of this is going to cost
the farmers both money and time that could be going into
farming-- and is likely to end up costing consumers higher
prices for farm products.
It is going to cost the taxpayers money as well, since
the EPA is going to have to hire people to inspect farms,


Spilled Milk
inspect farmers' reports and prosecute farmers who don't
jump through all the right hoops in the right order. All or
this will be -creating jobs," even if the tax money removed
from the private sector correspondingly reduces the jobs
that can be created there.
Does anyone seriously believe that any farmer is going
to spill enough milk to compare with the Exxon Valdez
oil spill or the BP oil spill?
Do you envision people fleeing their homes, as a
flood of milk comes pouring down the mountainside,
threatening to wipe out the village below?
It doesn't matter. Once the words are in the law,
it makes no difference what the realities are. The
bureaucracy has every incentive to stretch the meaning of
those words, in order to expand its empire.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
has expanded its definition of "discrimination" to include
things that no one thought was discrimination when
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. The Federal
Communications Commission is trying to expand its
jurisdiction to cover things that were never included in its
jurisdiction, and that have no relationship to the reason
why the FCC was created in the first place.
Yet the ever-expanding bureaucratic state has its
defenders in the mainstream media. When President
Obama recently mentioned the possibility of reducing
burdensome regulations-- as part of his moving of his
rhetoric toward the political center, even if his policies
don't move-- there was an immediate reaction in a New
York Times article defending government regulations.
Under a headline that said, "Obama May Find Useless
Regulations Are Scarcer Than Thought," the Times


writers declared that there were few, if any, "useless"
regulations. But is that the relevant criterion?
Is there any individual or business willing to spend
money on everything that is not absolutely useless? There
are thousands of useful things out there that any given
individual or business would not spend their money on.
When I had young children, I often thought it would
be useful to have a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica for
them. But I never bought one. Why? Because there were
other little things to spend money on, like food, clothing
and shelter.
By the time I could afford to buy a set of the
Encyclopedia Britannica, the kids were grown and gone.
But at no time did I consider the Encyclopedia Britannica
"useless."
Weighing benefits against costs is the way most
people make decisions-- and the way most businesses
make decisions, if they want to stay in business. Only in
government is any benefit, however small, considered to
be worth any cost, however large.
No doubt the Environmental Protection Agency's
costly new regulations may somewhere, somehow,
prevent spilled milk from pouring out into some street
and looking unsightly. So the regulations are not literally
"useless."
What is useless is making that the criterion.
To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by
other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the
Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com. Thomas
Sowell is a seniorfellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is www.
tsowell.com. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM


"Winning the Future"


Requires R
In his State of the Union address
last week, U.S. President Barack
Obama acknowledged that America's
"free enterprise system is what drives
innovation." He also said that if America
is to "win the future," then it must first
"win the race to educate our kids."
Mr. Obama is correct on both points -
just as he was correct in acknowledging
that "too many schools" in our country
are falling behind in this race.
According to the 2009 Programme
for International Student Assessment
(PISA), America's reading scores have
slipped by four points over the last nine
years. Our fifteen-year-old students now
trail their counterparts in Shanghai by
56 points, with even larger gaps existing
in science (73 points) and mathematics
(113 points) the subjects which form
the basis of our nation's innovative
capacity.
This slippage which Mr. Obama
is hoping to mitigate with increased
government funding will only widen
the "innovation gap" that exists between
21st Century America and the rest of
the industrialized world.
According to a 2009 report published
by the Information Technology and
Innovation Foundation, America
ranked sixth among the world's top
40 industrialized nations in overall
"innovative competitiveness." However,
our nation ranked dead last among these
countries with respect to its "rate of
change in innovation capacity."
"Do the math," as the expression goes.
As with our government's ongoing
fiscal recklessness, this "innovation
stagnation" threatens the very survival
of our Republic. Yet as America's
competitive position has steadily
deteriorated, our political leaders
have continued to ignore free market
solutions. Instead, they have chosen to
saddle future generations with record
debt while simultaneously impeding
their ability to pay all those borrowed
trillions back.
Now the role that government plays in
every aspect of our economy as well as
the role government plays in preparing
future generations of Americans to
compete in that economy must be
fundamentally reexamined.
"The question is whether all of us as
citizens, and as parents are willing to
do what's necessary to give every child a
chance to succeed," Mr. Obama said in
his address.
That is the question. Yet in imploring
us to meet this challenge, Mr. Obama
is once again demonstrating the
hollowness of his rhetoric.
For example, if Mr. Obama truly
believes that free enterprise "drives
innovation" in our economy, then
why has he dramatically expanded
government control over our financial
markets? Or pushed a government
takeover of the health care industry?
Or used multi-billion dollar bailouts to
speculatively pick winners and losers in
the marketplace?


leal Choice
And if Mr. Obama truly believes in
providing "what's necessary to give every
child a chance to succeed," then why did
he pull the plug on a successful school
choice program in Washington, D.C.?
According to a U.S. Department of
Education report released last summer,
the Washington D.C. Opportunity
Scholarships Program has "increased
graduation rates by 21 percentage points"
among students who took advantage of
these scholarships at a little more than
half the cost of public school tuition.
Two weeks ago, researchers at the
University of Minnesota released
a report showing that students in
Milwaukee's successful school choice
program "have graduation rates that are
18 percent higher than those of students
in Milwaukee Public Schools" at
less than half the cost of public school
tuition.
Meanwhile a study released by
Northwestern University just last week
found that public schools in the state of
Florida where a thriving tax credit
and scholarship program was recently
expanded have "responded to the
increased threat of losing students"
by dramatically improving their
performance.
"The (public school) gains occur
immediately," the study found, and
"appear to be much more pronounced in
the schools most at risk to lose students."
Better academic results, dramatic
savings and improved public school
performance- all as a result of free
enterprise. Exactly what part of
that equation does Mr. Obama find
objectionable?
The day after Mr. Obama's speech,
House Speaker John Boehner unveiled
legislation that would reinstate
Washington D.C.'s Opportunity
Scholarship Program.
"President Obama spoke of the
vital role education plays in making
our nation competitive," Mr. Boehner
said. "We need to start by making
America's education system itself more
competitive."
Indeed we do. America has what
it takes to "win the future." In fact,
a study released last month by the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
found that Americans aged 16-25
"possess many characteristics necessary
to become inventors, such as creativity,
interest in science and math ... (and the)
desire to develop altruistic inventions."
What these young minds need now
is for their government to get out of the
way.
Howard Rich is chairman ofAmericans
for Limited Government.
Americans for Limited Government
is a non-partisan, nationwide network
committed to advancing free market
reforms,private property rights and core
American liberties. For more information
on ALG please call us at 703-383-0880 or
visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.


By Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate

Here's a modest proposal for liberals
who say they support job creation: Stop
smearing successful, law-abiding private
companies whose values don't comport
with yours. I'm looking at you, New York
Times.
Chick-fil-A is an American success story.
Founded by Georgian entrepreneur Truett
Cathy in 1946, the family-owned chicken-
sandwich chain is one of the country's
largest fast-food businesses. It employs
some 50,000 workers across the country
at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and
the District of Columbia. The company
generates more than $2 billion in revenue
and serves millions of happy customers
with trademark Southern hospitality.
So, what's the problem? Well, Chick-
fil-A is run by devout Christians who
believe in strong marriages, devoted
families and the highest standards of
character for their workers. The restaurant
chain's official corporate mission is to
"glorify God" and "enrich the lives of
everyone we touch." The company's
community service initiatives, funded
through its WinShape Foundation, support
foster care, scholarship, summer camp
and marriage enrichment programs. On
Sunday, all Chick-fil-A stores close so
workers can spend the day at worship and
rest.
For the left, these Biblically based
corporate principles constitute high
social justice crimes and misdemeanors.
Democrats are always ready to invoke
religion to support their big government,
taxpayer-funded initiatives (Obamacare,
illegal alien amnesty, increased education
spending and FCC regulatory expansion,
for starters).
But when an independent company
-- thriving on its own merits in the
marketplace -- wears its soul on its sleeve,
suddenly it's a theocratic crisis.
Over the past month, several progressive
activist blogs have waged an ugly war
against Chick-fil-A. The company's alleged
atrocity: One of its independent outlets in
Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches
and brownies to a marriage seminar run by
the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which
happens to oppose same-sex marriage.
In the name of tolerance, the anti-Chick-
fil-A hawks sneered at the company's main
product as "Jesus Chicken," derided its
no-Sunday work policy and attacked its
operators as "anti-gay." Michael Jones, who
describes himself as having "worked in
the field of human rights communications
for a decade, most recently for Harvard
Law School," launched an online petition
drive at www.change.org "demanding"
that the company disavow "extreme anti-
gay groups." Facebook users dutifully


organized
witch hunts
against the
company
on college
campuses.
Over the
weekend,
New York
Times
reporter Kim
Severson
gave the Chick-fil-A bashers a coveted
Sunday A-section megaphone -- repeatedly
parroting the "Chick-fil-A is anti-gay"
slur and raising fears of "evangelical
Christianity's muscle flexing" with only the
thinnest veneer ofjournalistic objectivity.
Severson, you see, is an openly gay
advocate of same-sex marriage equality
herself and the former vice-president of the
identity politics-mongering National Gay
and Lesbian Journalists Association.
In a bitter op-ed on gay marriage laws
not changing quickly enough, she asserted:
"I don't want the crumbs. I want the whole
cake." Severson has voiced complaints
about her social and economic status as an
unwed lesbian with a partner and child in
several media publications.
None of this was disclosed in Severson's
advocacy journalism hit job on Chick-fil-A.
But therein lies the unofficial motto ofThe
Gray Lady: All the ideological conflicts of
interest unfit to print.
Progressive groups are gloating over
Chick-fil-A's public relations troubles
exacerbated by the nation's politicized
paper of record. This is not because they
care about winning hearts and minds over
gay rights or marriage policy, but because
their core objective is to marginalize
political opponents and chill Christian
philanthropy and activism. The fearsome
"muscle flexing" isn't being done by
innocent job-creators selling chicken
sandwiches and waffle fries. It's being done
by the hysterical bullies trying to drive
them off of college grounds and out of their
neighborhoods in the name of"human
rights."
Remember: These were the same tactics
the left-wing mob used in California to
intimidate supporters of the Proposition 8
traditional marriage initiative. Individual
donors were put on an "Anti-Gay Black
List." Businesses who contributed money to
the Prop. 8 campaign were besieged by fist-
wielding protesters. The artistic director of
the California Musical Theatre was forced
to resign over his $1,000 donation.
Message: Associate with the wrong
political cause and you will pay. So much
for national "civility."
Michelle Malkin is the author of"Culture
of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax
Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2010).
Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.
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BRONSON
Bronson Youth LeagueRegistration Now Until
Feb. 18
The Bronson Youth League is now accepting registrations
for T-Bail, Baseball and Softball. Boys and Girls ages 5-14 are
encouraged to corn ou and participate. Registration forms can be
picked up at Town Hall or downloaded from the Town's website
www.townofbron-on.com. Registration forms can be dropped off
at the Town Hall ,r mailed to P.O. Box 553, Bronson, FL, 32621.
For further information please contact Town Hall at 352-486-2354.
Deadline for registering will be Feb. 18.
Bronson Library Book Sale, Feb. 25
The Friends of the Brnson Library will be holding their semi-
annual Book Sale at the
Old Bronson Town Hall, Friday, Feb. 25th and Saturday, Feb.
26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lots and lots of books for you to look over. The cost of the books
is a 'Buck a Bag',
grocery bag that is. For further information, call 352-486-2015.

WILLISTON

$5 Pap Tests at Palms Medical Group, Feb. 10
Palms Medical Group in Williston is offering $5 Pap tests
to women on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No
appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome.
Palms offers this low-cost, one-day clinic once a month at one of
its office locations.
Palms Medical Group has offices in Bell, Branford, Chiefland,
Gainesville, Starke, Trenton and Williston. The Williston office
is located at 630 N. Main Street. Call 352-528-0587 for more
information.

2011 STARS Gala Sat. Feb. 12.
Join us for the 2011 STARS (Students, Teachers, And
Respective Supporters) gala Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Williston Middle
School. The evening will include dinner, student entertainment,
recognition of gala patrons and special guests, door prizes and a
silent auction. Contribution Levels: Gold Table Patron: $1,000,
Silver Table Patron: $500 and Bronze Patron: $250. Individual
Gala Tickets are $50.
Each Patron will be recognized during the Gala, and will be
listed in the Gala program. GOLD Table Patrons receive eight
complimentary tickets, SILVER Table Patrons receive four tickets
and BRONZE patrons receive two tickets. Door prize donations
are also welcome. To become a Gala Patron or reserve Gala tickets,
please contact AngelaJohnson at the Foundation Office: 486-3408
or lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us. Please RSVP no later than Feb. 1.
GFWC Williston Woman's Club Fashion Show and
Luncheon, Feb. 11 & 12
The GFWC Williston Woman's Club Spring Fashion Show
and Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 11, and Saturday,
February 12 at the clubhouse located at 1049 NE 6th Boulevard.
Beginning at 11 a.m., fashions and accessories will be modeled
for you while you enjoy a valentine-themed luncheon including
appetizer and dessert. A supply of fashions and accessories will
be available to purchase on site just in time for you to be the best
dressed Valentine in the county.
Call 352-528-3396, 528-6762 or drop by Mirror, Mirror to
purchase your ticket. Tickets are $15 and there are a limited
number available for each day, so don't delay.
A $50.00 Gift Certificate will be given away each day of the
show. Your ticket will be immediately entered at the door and one
lucky shopper will be drawn on Friday and another on Saturday.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Pavilion
Building Fund for Williston Elementary School.
3rd Annual "Cruzin' for Kidz" Motorcycle Ride,
Mar. 5
Please come out to help the Safety Patrols raise money for
their Safety Patrol trop to Washington, D.C., June 21-25, 2011.
Registration is 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Kickstands up at 10 a.m.; T-shirts
for sale. Lunch available upon return to WES. Free to Ride ~
Donations accepted. For more info call Lisa Posteraro at 352-528-
6030 or 352-339-1201 or email wescruizinforkidz@yahoo.com.

CHIEFLAND

Chiefland Citizen of the Year nomination last call by
Feb. 14
The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close
nominations Monday, February 14th for the 2010 Citizen of the
Year. The honoree will be announced and presented with an award
at the Chamber's annual banquet on Tuesday, March 1st.
Nominations can be mailed to the Chiefland Chamber office
at P.O. Box 1397, emailed to chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net, or
dropped off. The Chamber office is located in the historical train
depot in Trailhead Park at 23 Southeast 2nd Avenue, and the open
hours are Monday through Friday between 10:00 and 2:00. Please
call (352) 493-1849 with any questions or for further information.
It is suggested that the letter include the nominee's achievements,
contributions to the community, and any honors or awards that
confirm them. Note memberships in civic and professional
organizations and summarize why you believe your nominee should
receive the Citizen of the Year Award for 2010. A form to help
with the write-up is available from the Chamber office or at www.
chieflandchamber.com
The award recipient must be at last 18 years old and must reside
in the Chiefland area.
AARP Safe Driving Class, Feb 12 or Mar. 15
Florida state law requires that any insurance company doing
business in the state must give a discount to those completing an
AARP Safe Driving Course so join up Seniors and save some
money. It's a good idea to update and get information on newly
enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws.
The sessions are open to licensed drivers age 50 and older. The
course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
The fee covers all instructional material plus the 3-year insurance
discount certificate. No driving test will be given.


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CEDAR KEY

Valentine's Day Dinner Dance, Feb. 14
The Cedar Key Lion's Club is huvldin its Valentine's Day Dinner
and Cince at the Community Center on Monday. Feb. 14th at o
p.r. Tne I;land Room is craering the dinner and you can dance
through the evening :o live music bv The Dock Street Band. There
will also be a silent auction. Tickets are S15 per person available
through Lion's Club members.
Historical Society Auction, Feb. 19
The Cedar Key Historical Society will hold its biannual auction
on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Island Hotel. The event
promises lively bidding action on collectables that may include
vintage china, antique chairs, art work, and more. For more
information call the Historical Society at 352-543-5549.
Children's Summer Art Program Benefit Dinner,
Feb. 23
Help the Cedar Key Arts Center raise money for the Summer
Children's Art Program while enjoying a three-course meal,
visiting with other art lovers, and participating in a raffle for a
chance to take home some great artwork donated by local artists.
The dinner will be catered by the Island Room Restaurant and
begins at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Arts Center Main Gallery.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any Arts Center Board
member. See you there!
Lions Club Health Fair, Mar. 4
The Cedar Key Lions Club is sponsoring its 6th Annual
Community Health Fair at the Cedar Key Community Center on
6th Street on Friday, Mar. 4, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For
more information go to www.cedarkey.org
A New Song for Cedar Key
A new song about Cedar Key titled "Please," written and
performed by German musician Joon Wolfsberg, is now available
on Amazon.com.
The album, called "Made in USA," contains songs written and
filmed here in the States. The single "Please" was made with Cedar
Key in mind, and the entire video was filmed here.
The song's message perfectly describes Cedar Key: take your
time to see, let go for a while, and feel free. One line says: "I found
true friends without looking." Joon said this was the biggest impact
Cedar Key made on her. She came as a stranger, and left as family.
Joon's words truly reflect the essence of Cedar Key. This great
island has gorgeous natural beauty and incredible seafood, but the
best part will always be the people who call Cedar Key home.
Submitted by Kellie Rae Parkin, Business Development
Director, Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce

INGLIS
CameralPhotography Class Yankeetown-lnglis,
Feb. 14
Camera Class at Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club on February
14 at 6:30 p.m. at the club house. If you haven't registered call
447-2057.
Bring your camera gear and if you happen to have an old film
camera bring it along as well. I realize it is Valentines Day and
some of you won't make the first class but not to worry. The first
night is getting info on your needs and general class overview. The
class will be built around your interests. We will also have a make
up class somewhere along the way. So bring your camera gear and
your questions and be ready to learn a few things and have some
fun.


YANKEETOWN

A.F. Knotts Fun Benefit in Yankeetown, Feb. 16
loin us for anotherr :un art opportunity in Yankeetown to benefit
A.F. Knotts Library bv spending .1 morning to le.irning how to
make Selr-Cords and Tassels to embellish ourourjurnals using perle
cotton, embroidery floss, ribbon and beads. We will be meeting
un Wednesday February 16, 2011, from 9a.m. to 12 p.m. at the
Yankeetown Woman's Club. The cost is S20.00 and the proceeds,
after expenses, will go to benefit the A.F. Knotts Library.
Please come with small fabric scissors with sharp points and
some humor that you wish to share!
Got Questions? Call or email Canbv Robertson at 352-447-5441
or canbvrobertson@sprintmail.com
Want to sign-up? Call Barbara Bohlander at 352-447-3077
before Sp.m.
Friends of the Withlacoochee, Fla. Native Plants,
Feb. 25
Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (WGP) present:
Free and open to the public. Bring along friends, neighbors and
all interested parties.
Friday, Feb 25 10 a.m. at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve,
1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown (Opposite 65th Street on 40)
FLORIDA NATIVE PLANTS
Presented by Jane Weber, Native Plant Nursery Owner and
Landscape Consultant
Jane Weber will present a slideshow and display Florida Native
Plants. Jane is knowledgeable on plants that best serve and survive
our area. She will emphasize plants that benefit our wildlife, birds,
and butterflies.

BRANFORD
Branford Camera Club Meets Feb. 17
The Branford Camera Club will meet Thursday, February 17, at
the Branford Public Library. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM.
This month, Humberto Castellanos will introduce us to "Picasa,"
an easy-to-use, free software program from Google that helps you
organize, edit, and share your photos. Additional sessions on using
Picasa will be scheduled as necessary to give members a working
knowledge of this useful tool.
Our homework this month is "Scene on the Street" ... choose
your favorite 2-3 pictures to share with the group, either digitally
or as a printed photo. Also, bring other recent photos you'd like to
share with the group, and we'll look at them after the program ...
Our March 17 program will focus on the skills and gear needed
for successful nature photography in preparation for a field trip to
Paynes Prairie State Park on March 19. The itinerary for the field
trip will be available at the February meeting, and will include
activities all day... from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting, of
course!). Homework for the March meeting will be to exercise the
exposure techniques reviewed in the January program: depth of
field, aperture priority, shutter priority.
The Branford Camera Club meets the third Thursday of every
month, except for August when we have no meeting, and December
when we meet on the second Thursday to avoid the holiday rush!
Our Club is an informal group of folks interested in all things
photographic, with levels of expertise from avid beginner to
consummate professional. Join us to learn and share ...
For more information, please contact one of the following
members:
Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, 386-935-2044; Dick Bryant,
Technical Consultant, 386-935-1799; Dick Madden, Technical
Consultant, 386-935-0296; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant,
386-935-1382.


County-Wide Events


LC Tax Collector's Offices Closed, Mar. 3
The Levy County Tax Collector's Bronson and Chiefland offices
will be closing on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm to update
our computers. We will re-open on Friday, March 4, 2011 for
regular business hours. (352) 486-5177 levytaxcollector@yahoo.
com
World War II Veterans Meeting, Feb. 10
All WWII veterans are invited to attend the meeting at Akins
Bar-B-Q& Grill, 1160 S. Main Street in Bell on Thursday, Feb.
10, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. Bring your spouse or a fellow veteran and
join the camaraderie.
Our deepest sympathy to Ruby Duke on the loss of her husband
of 60 years, Ed Duke. Ed served in the Navy in World War II and
was a very special person.
Hope to see you at Akins. If you have any questions call Virginia
Lewis at 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697.
Free Tax Assistance in Levy County starting Feb. 12
This New Year, North Central Florida has a unique opportunity
to rejuvenate its economy, one tax return at a time. Volunteer tax
preparers will work to award eligible citizens with an Earned
Income Tax Credit, a government initiative that has funneled
millions of dollars back into communities around the nation.
Sessions will be held at the Chiefland Senior Center, 305 Moore
in Chiefland on Feb. 5 and Apr. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and at the
Williston Community Center at 50 NW Main Street in Williston
on Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 211 to make an
appointment. Contact Mindy Underberger, with any questions at
352-331-2800.


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Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race Activities
Gearing Up
"Get ready for a wild ride! It's that time of year again when
AMVETS Post 88 gears up for the Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak
Race, April 30. Registration begins at the Waccasassa Bridge just
west of Bronson at 7:30 a.m. Lots of good food and entertainment
as well as prizes for everyone to win. For more information, please
visit http://www.wildhog.wetpaint.com. You can also call Margie
McGarva at 352-486-2535 for a brochure to be mailed to you. Let's
all get out and support LARC!
AARP Chapter #912, Feb. 14
AARP Chapter #912 meets on the 2nd Mon. each month at
9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall in Williston.
At the meeting on Mon., Feb. 14 members will bring unwrapped
baby items to contribute to the Tri-County Pregnancy Center.
Visitors are welcome. All AARP National members in the area are
encouraged to join our Chapter.
Levy County Fair membership Registration,
Apr. 7-10
Be a part of the FUN. Levy County Fair Association
membership has its privileges. $15-Single: one vote to receive a one-
day pass to the Fair; $35-Family: Two adults and all children under
18 years of age, 2 votes to receive one-day passes for each member
of family; $25-Single Family: one adult and all children under
18 years, one vote and one-day passes for each member of family;
$100-Corporate/Business Sponsorship: one vote and 4 one-day
passes. For more information call 352-5282516 or visit the website
at www.LevyCountyFair.com

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FirTt BapDl t Chu METHODIST CHURCH CATHOLICCHURCH 16655NWCR339
Trenton, FL 32693
OF CHIEFLAND 4050 N.W. Hwy. 27 35r2-463-215
Serving God & Loving People0 493-1561 or 493-9723 www.pgbcfl.com
9:00 a.m.
. Sunday School Saturday Evening 5:30pm
S mdayS T sAdayi Weds!eSIday:e 10:15 a Sunday Shool..................................................9:15 a.m. Dr. Greg Douglas, Pastor
SundyShwlg.gn Sr1 Adulr Bib.Study .imn Churd uppirs 1 5 am. S ay 830am Morning Worship.............................. 8:00& 10:0a.m. Rev.Rickey Whitley, Ministerof
Monii iahipH3ouMr / / Fult ,, it Yo,,ru W worship Religious Education Class Evening Worship..............................................6.00 p.m. Evangelism&Youth
Elmng WorsWhip 6op1 Pmyur H 6 Y onand 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service Rev. EmanuelHarris, Ministerof
SYouth W ed 6:00pm -7:10pm AWANA ..............................................6 :30-8:15p.m. Education&Children
Pastor Troy A. Trner pre K-12th PrayerMeeting, Youth,C college &Career............7:00p.m. Charles Brock,MusicDirector
S y r ,..... ~ Nursery provided for all services- Jared Douglas, Collega & Career
451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621- 352.486.2282 707 N. Main St.* 493-4627 Father Joe McDonell

W worship Notices .. Come and Worship at the little A Non-Denominational
Holy Family Catholic Church meals, Feb. 11 & 16 . county church in town... i
Our Fish Fry will be on Friday, February 11th, at the Holy 8 am Sunday School / 7 7
Family Catholic Church Parish Hall, located 3 miles N. of the 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship
town of Williston on Hwy 27A, Friday, May 14th from 5 to 7 p.m. *3- 6:30 pm Sunday Evening Service
It will include Fish, French fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and 'j A 7:00pm Wednesday Bible Study LEARNING HO IR: 9Ai\M
your choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits. \ ORSH : IO:14AM
Adults $7, Senior Citizen Meal (slightly smaller portion) $6 and -V S Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, Pastor
Children $4 (Under 12). Take out orders are welcome. Come and -
join us for good food and a fun family atmosphere. Bronson United Methodist Church PASTOR: KENT ZIM iERMANN
Also, we invite the community to share a Lite Lunch with us on Tel. 352-486-2281 235 Court Street
Wednesday February 16th, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Bronson, Florida CELL 352-949-6501
Everyone is welcome and there is no charge or obligation of any
kind. Come enjoy a hot meal and fellowship, see Worshippage 6 O b itu a ries


BERTA M. SMITH
Berta M. Smith of Cross City, born on April 4, 1928, passed
away Monday, January 31, 2011 at her home after a lengthy
illness. She was 82 years old.
Berta was a waitress at the Carriage Inn Restaurant for many
years. She was also a caretaker at Hinton Landing on the
Suwannee River in Dixie County. She was a member of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church of Cross City. Granny Bert, as we
all called her, loved her family very much.
Berta was preceded in death by her parents, Berry and Nola
Lamb; husbands, George Driggers, Sr. and Jimmy Smith; son,
Darrell Driggers, step-son Wilbur Driggers; sisters, Evelyn
Michael and Mary Peacock; brothers: Roscoe Lamb, Thomas
Lamb and Arlo Lamb.
She is survived by her daughters, Johnnie (Lamar) Brown and
Janice (Jimmy) Byrd, both of Cross City; grandchildren: Darian
(Jennifer) Brown, Dwain (Marcy) Byrd, Raquel (Michael)
Rood, and Michelle (Jason) Hurst, all of Cross City; Karen
(Jeff) Newberry of Perry, Fla., Michael (Anna) Driggers of
Steinhatchee, Fla., Joe (Veda) Byrd of South Florida and Angela
(Cory) McCullough of Barnesville, Ga.; 23 great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at
3:00 p.m. at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Cross City with
Rev. Randy Richardson officiating. Interment followed at Cross
City Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church one hour
prior to the service.
Arrangements were placed under the direction of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.
IDA PHILLIPS RUFFING
Ida Phillips Ruffing of Trenton, born April 25, 1928 in Lake
City, Fla., died on Monday, January 31st, 2011, in Homosassa,
Fla., under the loving care of her daughter, her husband, and
Hospice of Citrus County. She was 82 years old. She was the
daughter of James Henry and Ida (Lee) Clardy.
Ida was a homemaker, a member of the Old Town United
Methodist Church and the American Legion, Post 91. Ida was
an avid gardener and her yard in Trenton was recognized by
the City of Trenton for its beauty. She enjoyed Yahtzee and
Scrabble, reading, and visiting with friends.
Ida was preceded in death by her son David Scott Phillips and
her daughter Linda Joy Depowski.
She is survived by her loving husband Nicholas G. Ruffing of
Trenton; her daughter Sheryle Lyman and husband Daniel of
Homosassa; and her grandchildren David H. Greenlee of San
Francisco, Calif. and Molly R. Greenlee of Grand Junction, Colo.
On Saturday at 11 a.m. a Service of Death and Resurrection
.was held at Old Town United Methodist Church in Old Town
with the Rev. Carl Rainier officiating. Interment followed
at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, McAlpin, Fla.
Visitation was held Friday at 6 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Home in Chiefland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270,
Beverly Hills, Fla., 34464, or Old Town United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 335, Old Town, Fla. 32680.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services Chiefland, 352-493-0050. On line
condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-
baxley.com.
DORIS MIXSON BARKER
Doris "Maba" Mixson Barker of
Williston, born on March 26, 1925,
passed away peacefully at NFRMC,
February 4th, 2011. She was 85 years
S old. She was born in Williston and
returned here in 1975 from Melbourne,
Fla.
Doris graduated from Williston High
School in 1943 as class Valedictorian,
attended Florida Southern College
where she played the chimes in between classes for the school. She
graduated from Wesley Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing,
Chicago, Ill. in 1949.
Doris worked and gave of herself for over 50 years to the nursing
career she loved so well and was so good at. She was known as a
caring and compassionate nurse.
In the last 11 years, Doris had used up many of her "9 lives" as
her family would say. She was a strong and resilient woman. She
bravely fought and survived two cancers, never complaining and
maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook on life. She continued to
be involved in her children and grandchildren's lives as they all called
her, "their best friend." She loved being outdoors and working in her
yard, loved reading, and was rarely seen without a book. She was an
avid U/F Gator Football fan, watching their games on f.V. whenever
she was able. She will be greatly missed by many.


She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Williston
where she grew up as a child with her family. She played piano
for various churches, starting with the local church while in high
school, then later in Palm Bay and Melbourne and in recent years
at First Baptist Church, Williston, Rainbow Lakes Estates and
Countryside Baptist Church.
A son, Albert Kirkland Barker, and the father of her children,
Albert Edgar Barker, Jr., preceded her in death along with her
brother, Colonel Herman Mixson of Bonifay, Fla. and numerous
half-siblings.
Son James Brack Barker of Williston, daughter Margaret Barker
Young and son-in-law, Stephen Young of Lake City, Fla. and son
John Edgar Barker and daughter-in-law, Charri Ostin Barker of
Williston, survive her. She is also survived by two grandsons who
lovingly knew her as "Maba"; Dillon Wade Pool ofTifton, Ga.
and William Harvey Pool, III of McIntosh, South Dakota. She
is also survived by one sister, Marjorie Mixson Whitehurst of
Okeechobee, Fla.; brothers, Charles Mixson and wife Marguerite,
Orlando area, Jim Mixson and wife Jan of Deltona, Joe Mixson
and wife Mary ofWilliston and Miles Mixson and wife Mimi of
Chapin, South Carolina and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at First Baptist Church in Williston on
Tuesday February 8th at 11:00 a.m. and at graveside following at
Wacahoota Baptist Cemetery off Hwy 121 between Williston and
Gainesville. Viewing was held at Knauff Funeral Home, Williston
on Monday, February 7th from 6-8 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Williston
FRANKLIN JAY BAVER
Franklin Jay Baver of Williston, Fla., born on August 27, 1943,
passed away on February 3, 2011. He was 67 years old.
He was born in Pittsfield, Mass. to Dr. Charles L. and Jane
Baver. He moved to Williston a year and a half ago from
Philadelphia, Pa.. He lived most of his life in Lexington, Ky. and
Lennox, Mass. He worked as a horse trainer most of his life.
He is survived by his ex-wife and good friend Karen Blaho;
daughter Veronica Baver; sisters, Sally Hart and Luane Baver;
grandchild Erin Justin and one on the way. It was his wish to have
his body donated to science. The family plans on having a memorial
service at a later date.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Williston.
CHERYL ANN JACOBS
Cheryl Ann Jacobs of Bell, Fla., born on June 25, 1966, passed
away on February 2, 2011 after a 15-year battle with Lupus which
she fought bravely. She was 44 years old. Cheryl was born in
Worcester, Mass. to Richard and Shirley Arcouette. She moved to
Bell 6 years ago from Bronson, Fla. She was of the Methodist faith
and was a member of the Trenton United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed watching TV, reading books, spending time with family
and friends and she was an animal lover.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her father Richard Arcouette
and her grandfather Leroy Ertel.
She is survived by her mother Shirley Ertel; daughters, Amanda
Lamb (Darrell) and Chelsea Standridge; her sister Carol Arcouett;
and granddaughter Nevaeh Lamb.
The family plans on holding a memorial service on Saturday,
February 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Trenton United Methodist
Church with Reverend Dale Elzie officiating. The family asks that
in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Lupus Foundation of
America, Inc., P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, Md. 21263.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland. Online condolences may be left at www.
knaufffuneralhomes.com
ROBERT ANDREW WILSON
Robert Andrew Wilson of Chiefland died Monday, February 7,
2011 in Gainesville, Fla. He was 65 years old.
Robert was a retired supervisor with Mark Lang Road
Construction in Millersville, Md. He was a native of Pennsylvania,
moving to Chiefland in 2008 from Millersville, Md. He was a
veteran of Vietnam serving with the US Army. His passion in life
was fishing.
Robert is survived by two sisters, Mary Lee Wilson of Chiefland
and Lois Ann Stutsman; three nieces: Penny Summerlin of
Chiefland, Jane K. Volpe, and Aurelia Debord; nephewJesse
Summerlin: and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral
Services. Chiefland Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to
www.hiers-baslev.com
JUSTIN PRICE McELVEEN
Justin Price McElveen of Gulf Hammock, Fla. was delivered
to God on February 6, 2011. He was 22 years old. Justin's life was
full-of zest and energy and he never complained or found fault. He
was outspoken and a trustworthy friend and one of the few real


S" 'cowboys that remained. Justin would
do anything for anyone without the
S,. thought of getting anything in return.
.. Justin will be forever missed by all who
S knew him. God's house is filled with
S more laughter and beauty now that he's
reached his heavenly home.
SJustin is survived by his loving
parents Price and Penny McElveen; his
W' sister Erica (Bryan) McElveen Willis;
and brother Dyllan Kennedy McElveen; his grandparents Willard
and Eugenia McElveen; uncles, Jim McElveen and Dan Beck; and
a niece he loved so much, Ashlyn Brica Willis.
Funeral services will be Saturday February 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at
the Gulf Hammock Church of God with Brother Eddie Johnson
officiating. Burial will follow at Cedars of Lebanon in Inglis, Fla.
The visitation will be on Friday February 11, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland, Fla. (352) 493-
0050. Online condolences may be sent to www.hiers-baxley.com
CLARENCE E. FLOYD JR.
Clarence E. Floyd Jr., born May 11, 1935, died Sunday, February
6, 2011. He was 75 years old. Clarence was born in Queens, N.Y.
to the late Mr. Clarence Sr. and Dorothy Floyd. Mr. Floyd was of
the Christian faith. Brother Clarence E. Floyd Jr. was a graduate
of Bayside High School in Bayside, N.Y. and attended 3 years of
military service in the United States Army. He has given many
years of service as a truck driver for Yellow Freight Company and
other various companies.
Clarence was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Floyd and
Anthony Floyd, and one grandson Xavier Floyd.
His survivors include his devoted wife Ernestine Floyd of
Williston: his two sons, Steven
(Marion) Floyd of Long Island, N.Y. and Terence (Vilethia)
Floyd of Laurelton, N.Y.; his two daughters, Alicia Colyer of
Williston and Dorothy Floyd of Baltimore, Md.; his two brothers,
William (Doris) Floyd of Huntington, N.Y. and Raymond (Ray)
Floyd of Chiefland; his 3 brothers-in-law: Sidney Edwards Jr. of
Allentown, Penn., Raymond White Sr. ofWilliston, and Arthur
(Margie) Porter of Lakeland; five grandchildren and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6 to
8 p.m. at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston. Funeral services will
be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of
KnauffFuneral Home with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. Burial
will follow at the New Hope Cemetery in Williston. Arrangements
are under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston
(352)528-3481.
TOMMY DUNFORD
Tommy Dunford of Bronson, Florida,
born on September 4, 1959, passed away
suddenly on September 7, 2011.
Tommy was born and raised in St.
Petersburg, Fla. Tommy's passion
was for Life itself, and the family
and friends he could share it with.
His career started as a salesman for
Baker Equipment in St. Petersburg.
Levy County first met Tommy as the
Operations Manager for the Bronson Motor Speedway. He later
became the Marketing and Promotions Director for BubbaQue's,
Hungry Howie's, and Bell's Catering Inc. He was campaign
manager for newly-elected Commissioner Ryan Bell and was
jokingly referred to as the Assistant Commish by his closest friends
and business associates. Tommy served on several area boards:
he was President of the Greater Bronson Chamber of Commerce;
Board of Director for the Nature Coast Business Development
Council, Inc.; Senior Vice President of the Levy County Fair
Association; Second Vice President of Post 88 Sons of Am Vets;
and a huge supporter of the Bronson Youth League and Town of
Bronson. His love for country and commitment to Levy County is
immeasurable.
Tommy is survived by his brother James Dunford and wife
Charlotte of Bronson, Fla.; his nephewJames A. Dunford II and
great-niece Katherine Dawn Dunford ofJupiter, Fla.; Rick and
Deanna Scarlett, Kenny and Marty Scarlett and nephew Josh
Scarlett of Bronson, Fla.; his mother Helen Dunford and several
brothers and sisters: Robert King, Virginia Patton, Charles Preston,
Patricia Warren and Kellie Pesola; and his faithful dog SPEEDY.
He was known to all the younger kids as "UNK", and had their love
and respect.
In lieu of flowers donations are being accepted at Perkins State
Bank, Bronson, Fla. to help defer funeral expenses.
There will be a celebration of life at BubbaQue's in Chiefland,
Fla. on Thurday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m.









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Worship Notices
United Methodist Men breakfast, Feb. 12
The regular second Saturday breakfast meeting of United
Methodist Men is at the Fellowship Hall of the Chiefland First
United Methodist Church located at 707 North Main Street at
8 a.m. on February 12. 2011.
New Zion AME Church, Feb. 13
Wages During Slavery?
New Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Raleigh
(Williston) will be celebrating Founder's Day and Black History
of February 13, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Did you know that the founder of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, Richard Allen, was a slave? Perhaps there
is another important fact that you did not know. He actually
worked, earned wages, and used those wages to purchase his
freedom. Having purchased his freedom, he continued to work
and was able to purchase the freedom of his brother. This great
American of African descent was educated and he established
schools in Philadelphia, Pa. in the early 1800s. The A.M.E.
Church has always stressed education as a way to spiritual,
economic and social success. Today, the African Methodist
Episcopal Church owns and operates 20 educational facilities
in America, Liberia, Zimbabwe, West Africa and the Republic
of South Africa. It is required that candidates for the itinerant
ministry must be college graduates.
This brings us to the second part, Black History. Individuals
from the community, black and white, have been invited to share
their experiences about the first day of school integration. Please
join us and enjoy a great program, "What We Remember."
New Zion AME Church is located at 18295 NE 75th Street
(CR335), Raleigh (Williston) Florida 32696.
Freddie L. Matthews (352) 486-3052


Have
you ever
seen one of
those big
deep diving
bass fishing
4A..wr lures up
close; the
ones with
S the two
shiny razor
sharp treble
But Anyway... hooks
with Guy Sheffeld jangling
from the
bottom? My little brother Heath has; and
he loves to tell that story on me. However,
over the last 25 years he's had a tendency
to embellish it somewhat. So out of the
kindness of my heart I thought it best I tell
you the exact truth on the matter.
A pre-dawn steam was rising gently off
the murky waters of Lake Whittenton
that sticky hot delta morning. My father's
rebuilt Mercury sputtered to life and we
pushed along at a fair clip until we sat her
down amongst the stump fields, sending
our wake rolling up against the shore.
The boat wobbled wildly as Dad stepped
across the coolers to his perch up front. It
was at that precise moment Heath made
his crucial mistake. He hesitated. I alertly
dove for the only other seat, thus resigning
him to a day sitting on the cooler; and
worse, in the middle.
After our standard 20 minute rod
de-wadding period we settled in to the
routine, which consisted of Dad hurriedly
fishing each stump and then paddling over
to it to poke one of our lures loose. Our
errant throws kept him on edge and after
a while his reprimands were really starting
to annoy me, so I stood up and reared
back to make a long angry cast to show my
disapproval, when all of the sudden, my
follow through came to a grinding halt.
Crack! My rod broke plum in two. "What
in the world?" I huffed. I was just about
to fling it again when I heard Heath's low
moan coming from behind me. I turned
in time to see dad leaping back over the
coolers with the boat paddle in a cocked
position. He raised a knot on my noggin
before I even had time to laugh at poor ole'
Heath, who was sitting there with my big
bass lure dangling from his eye.
I endured the tongue lashing of all times
during the next few minutes. Dad was
certainly in a foul mood as he worked a
pair of pliers feverously to de-lure Heath's
face. Mostly he was just upset we were

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A Member of the Levy County

Journal Family Passes February 2

Royala Asbell Coleman


Rovala Child Asbell Coleman was born on August
8, 1945 and passed away peacefully on Wednesday,
February 2, 2011 following an extended illness.
Rovala was a lifelong resident of Bronson and was
the owner of Rovala's Beauty Shop. Royala also was the
office manager for West Farms and managed the Levy
County Journal office when her uncle, Mr. Elton Cobb,
had the paper.
Since 1992 she has been employed by the Levy
County Board of County Commissioners and cherished
her relationships with her co-workers. She was a
devoted wife, mother and Grammy, leading with a
strong Christian faith. She enjoyed cooking, visiting
with friends, puzzles, and spoiling her grandchildren
rotten.


Illustration byAlexander Key


Rovala was preceded in death by her first husband;
Pete Asbell; her second husband Danny Coleman; and
her brother; Frank Ishie.
She is survived by her son Cameron Asbell (Melisa)
of Bronson; her two sisters, Neva Holland (Jack) of
Tallahassee and Ann Hair (Sidney) ofWinter Park; her
three grandsons: Jackson, Hayden and Carson Asbell
along with countless friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 6,
2011 at 2 p.m. at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel with
burial following at Rosemary Cemetery. A visitation
was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011
at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston. Arrangements
were placed under the direction of Knauff Funeral
Home in Williston (352) 528-3481.


Old Joe, Magic


and Ma


The Ma Barker Gang In Florida


Late in the fall of 1934, a couple of
suits walked into the Jacksonville office
of the FBI. They were G-men down from
Chicago with a rather odd assignment:
they were looking for an alligator. It was a
big one somewhere in north central Florida
that locals called "Old Joe."
In this period near the apex of
America's Prohibition gangster era, the
country was obsessed with dramatic
radio announcements of new crimes and
newspapers with gory details splashed
across their front pages. Magazines
profiled the mobsters and their molls like
movie stars. With the stock market crash
and resultant Depression, these rampant
criminal sprees provided gruesome
entertainment at a time when little else
could be afforded.
The crime wave was rolling to its
machine-gunned crest. Notorious
characters such as John Dillinger,
"Pretty Boy" Floyd," Baby Face" Nelson
and "Machine Gun" Kelly sometimes
enhanced their bank robbing popularity
by destroying mortgage and loan records.
Self-styled 'Robin Hoods,' they said they
were helping the 'little guys' on whom the
banks were foreclosing.
FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover and his
increasingly powerful agency were not
amused. Hoover had his highly mobile
"flying squads" landing on top of promising
tips about gangster hangouts and hideouts
all around the country.
So it was by this time that the Karpis-
Barker gang had become one of the most
formidable ones rolling. Reportedly, they
didn't hesitate to kill. The indiscriminate
spray of their Tommy guns took out
intended targets and bystanders alike.
They robbed banks, hijacked the mail and
cashed in on brazen kidnapping of the
rich. Despite specific instructions for how
they wanted the money, they figured they'd
launder it down in Cuba.
Karpis was cunning; he was said to have
a photographic memory and good looks,
though his fiendish smile "... gave people
the creeps," according to contemporary
reports. That's how he got the nickname,
'Creepy Karpis.' As for the Barker boys, it
was their mother Kate who was sharing the
spotlight with the ring leader Karpis and
becoming the legendary 'Ma' Barker. The
Hoover PR machine made Ma out to be,
if not chief strategist, certainly the fierce
catalyst for crime among her own offspring.
Ma wanted wealth and influence that she
could wield through her sons' prowess in
the underworld. That would become the
movie version, anyway. Karpis didn't tell it
that way, though. After all, with Machine
Gun Kelly dead, it was he whom the FBI
made heir to the notorious title, Public
Enemy Number One.
Things heated up with the kidnapping,
and the gang spread out. It was about
this time that Karpis and his young
girlfriend, Deloris Delaney, checked
into the El Commodoro Hotel down in
Miami. The manager, Joe Adams, was


"a pal." They registered under aliases and
Adams provided luxurious cover. But the
ubiquitous Hoover flying teams had Karpis
on edge. So the next day the pair checked
out and caught a flight to Havana, Cuba.
Havana was already a hot spot for
gangsters and high rollers. Its opulent
hotels and casinos were'their smoky
domains. The casinos particularly, with
an array of international banks around,
were good places to launder kidnap money.
Karpis and Delaney checked into the plush
Park View Hotel, presenting the manager
there with a card from Joe Adams. It read
simply: "This man is alright."
That was enough for the hotel manager
who soon had Karpis and Delaney secreted
away in a palm-shrouded villa on nearby
Veradero Beach one of the most beautiful
stretches of sand in the Caribbean.
The fugitive guests maintained a sleepy
concealment by day. Nights rolled round
like the black marble on a roulette wheel.
There was music, gaming and raucous
champagne laughter in the casinos and
clubs, the most famous of which was the
Copacabana. Then one night somebody in
the press snapped a celebrity table photo.
When the print popped up in newspapers,
Karpis knew the Feds would spot his
infamous mug. That ended the Caribbean
holiday. Karpis packed Delaney, now
pregnant, in her pin curls and sack dress
back to Florida.
In Miami, they learned from Joe Adams
that Ma and her favorite son Freddie had
checked into the El Commodoro earlier
under assumed names. Adams, however,
had already arranged other, more obscure,
accommodations for the Barkers up at a
friend's isolated lake place on Lake Weir,
near the settlement of Ocklawaha in
Marion County. Maybe Creepy Karpis
could hold up over there on his way north
and let Delaney rest a day or two on Lake
Weir.
The trouble was (or would be), that's
where the G-men were headed. This
particular location near Ocala was within
the hand-drawn circle on a map found in
the apartment of another of Ma's boys,
Arthur 'Doc' Barker. See, Doc had been
cuffed in Chicago not long after he'd
returned from a stay on the lake with Ma
and Freddie. Doc had been boasting about
his fishing and told associates about a big
alligator everybody thereabouts called "Old
Joe." Another gang member arrested at
the same time didn't remember the name
of the lake, but he did recall the name of
the alligator. The way he'd heard it, Ma
was still down there with Freddie, who
sometimes drunkenly stalked Old Joe with
his Tommy gun from the bow of a fishing
boat. That was enough information to get
the two G-men on a plane for Florida.
In the predawn ofJanuary 15th, a dark
line of government sedans whisked down
the sand road toward the two-story lake
house. When the FBI officers had the
place surrounded, the lead agent, Connelly,
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wasting valuable fishing time. I sat fuming
with the injustice of it all, my lip poked out
like a moon bounce. "That wasn't any cause
to whomp a fellow," I grumbled.
For the next twenty minutes I put my
rod down in protest and commenced the
most powerful pout ever portrayed. It was
the least I could do on behalf of innocent
kids everywhere who'd suffered under such
tyrannical rule. The treble hooks had only
grabbed him by the brow. There was hardly
any blood! To make matters worse, Heath
had come out of shock and was shooting
me devious little grins, pleased with the
trouble he'd gotten me into.
Then the most perfect thing happened.
After all his fussing, Mister Perfect up
front got his lure hung up in a low hanging
branch. In his anger, dad reared back to
snatch it loose when the limb snapped. It
sent that big ole deep diver whistling back
like a rocket. It came to a dull thud in the
boat. Guess where? Yep, right on Heath's
good eye! Heath likes to tell how he saw
it in slow motion 3d. I grabbed for the
paddle.
What's the morale of this story? Wow.
You choose. It's like a parable for the whole
Sermon on the Mount! Should I start with
the obvious, like how we are commanded
to be fishers of men? Or should I key in
on the whole eye for an eye thing, and
commend Heath for turning the other
cheek? I could always blast Dad for not
pulling the limb out of his own eye before
whomping me because of the speck in my
brothers. Surely I could mention the Bible
says it's a rod, not a boat paddle that drives
foolishness out of the heart of a child; but
then I'd have to play the fool.
Looking back I guess we were all just
playing the fool. Clearly there are better
ways to handle life's little calamities.
(Understanding is a wellspring of life
unto him that hath it: but the instruction
of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:22 KJV) I
don't know about you, but I've had my
fill of folly. I'd be happy if I never learned
another thing the hard way. Therefore, I'm
keeping my nose in the instruction manual
for life from now on. It's called the Bible.
What about you?
But anyway- Through God's great
mercy Heath still has both of his eyes,
although he now wears a football helmet
when we fish. I always shy away from
paddles, insisting that trolling motors work
much better. Dad? Well, he threatened
to whomp me with the trolling motor
last trip. The rest is all in the eye of the
beholder.
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SPORTS BRIEFS

Chiefland Women's Golf Sponsors Komen Rally for the
Cure Feb. 16
The Chiefland Women's Golf Association is sponsoring a golf tournament on
February 16th at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club for the Susan G. Komen Rally
for the Cure. Men and Women are invited to play. For more information please call
(352) 493-2375 or (352) 493-0976.

CAAA Last Chance To Sign Up!
The Chiefland Area Athletic Association is holding its final sign ups for this season.
So come to Strickland Park this Friday night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday from 9
a.m. to 12 p.m.
We welcome children in all age divisions: 4 year olds to 15 year olds.
Boys and Girls are encouraged to sign up. Scholarships are available for those who
qualify.
Coaches, sponsors, and umpires are needed. Call Wayne Weatherford for more
information 493-0657.

SA Word From Our Chief
S. The kids are starting to realize we have PBJs,
we are now out ofJ (jelly).
.. '' We here at Chiefland High School re looking

-. at getting national exposure for our kids on all
,- grade levels. This will be done by having all our
players who are interested in playing college
ball attend "The National Underclassmen
SCombine" held in Orlando on April 8 to 10.
,' The combine provides the atmosphere and
facilities for our kids to learn and compete and
become familiar with the sports surroundings
and future opportunities available to them.
Information on the combine can be found on
www.nationalunderclassmen.com.
This combine has been featured on ESPN and covers the entire nation. After
completing the combine all participants will be ranked by grade level, and on a
national level as well. I highly recommend the combine for anybody that is serious
about attending college; this is their chance to promote themselves. It is also
educational for parents as they will be given a better understanding of the recruiting
process.
The cost per person for the Combine is $89.99, plus hotel and food expense. I have
warned the boys to start saving their money but I will need parent help with this as
well as financial help from the boosters for some of the kids. Getting the word out to
all the parents and boosters will be greatly appreciated.
Camp for next year will be at Otter Springs, Aug. 10 to 12. We have already sent in
a $100 deposit. Cost for the lodge, which will hold the entire team, is $100 per night.
Our food expense should be close to what it was last year.
Coaches will be attending a national coaching clinic held in Atlanta, Feb. 4 to 6.
Off-season weight-lifting is going well; we are doing our lifting program through
the PE classes since so many of our boys play multiple sports after school. Next year
I am hoping to have all our athletes (male and female) in weight-lifting classes. This
also helps to recruit more boys to play football after they see what the workouts are
like.
Our football schedule for next year should be finalized soon. We should be playing
Bronson for a spring game. Our district for next year is Baldwin, Dixie, Newberry and
Union, along with a challenging non-district schedule: Lecanto, PK Yonge, Hilliard,
Mayo, Williston and Trenton, which will be played on November 11. We are still
looking for a Fall Classic game.
And this is the low down from the Chief on Chiefland football for you to share with
everyone else.
-Coach O'Neal

Home Invasion continuedfrom page 1

almost sideswiped the Sheriffs Office vehicle, and a traffic stop was conducted for the
traffic infraction. During the traffic stop investigators smelled the odor of marijuana.
Hillary "Hill" Church Henderson, 19, of Chiefland, was asked to step out of the
vehicle. In plain view investigators saw that Henderson was sitting on a pistol. The
pistol was later identified as one of the guns stolen during the robbery. Henderson is
a four-time convicted felon. He was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon and possession of ammunition.
With Henderson's cooperation, Craig Allen Pitts, 20, of Morriston, was located and
taken to the Sheriffs Office. The robbers gained access to the house through a doggie
door. The three suspects fled the area in Pitts' vehicle.
Stefan Lattimore, 25, remains at large and may be in the Gainesville area. Lattimore
is one of Levy County's Most Wanted and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Will Irby continuedfrom page 6


called for the Barkers to surrender. There
was no reply. Tear gas canisters lobbed
against the windows elicited something
audible from an upstairs window. Maybe
it was Ma's voice shouting something like,
"Go ahead!" The confusion as to whether
the Barkers were about to surrender or
commence firing was momentary. A
sudden burst of automatic weapon fire
from the house was answer enough. For
the next two hours, there was what local
folk described as a war going on.
Then it stopped. After a brief spell of
quiet, the caretaker was convinced to
go into the house and check things out.
The poor fellow was terrified, but went
in to find the floors of the house littered
with spent cartridges and
empty shell caissons. He Lasl
wasn't there long before -
he motioned the law men G A T
in. The ones who entered 'O V A
through the kitchen found 6[ A
biscuits ready for the oven. 1 T -
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Freddie sprawled lifelessly in L I S
a pool of his own blood. Ma |A C T
was dead a few feet away. -
Reportedly, the same hands V E R
that had patted the biscuits Y
were now lifelessly frozen to
a Tommy gun, its barrel still 7- P- R4RE
hot. They found cash in Ma's -
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around providing good FA M
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some receipts indicating that R E. S


Creepy Karpis had been through, perhaps
only hours before.
News of the bloody shootout traveled
fast and caught Karpis like a shotgun blast.
He and Delaney were high-tailing it for
Atlantic City. Having yet again slipped
the sure grip of the G-men, the press now
called him 'Magic Karpis.'
Meanwhile back at the lake, so many
gawkers and morbid curiosity seekers had
descended on the war-ravaged house that
its owner was busy charging admission.
I can just imagine that big gator, Old
Joe, surfacing slowly offshore, wondering
behind the blinking lump of his amber eye
what all the fuss was about.


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Shark News Upcoming

Events Calendar
Ta-rn Epperson: Shark Correspondent
Feb. 11: Basketbail Districts Boys (Away)
Feb. 12: Basketball Districts Boys NAway)
Feb. 14: Valentines Day. Journalism
Chocolate Basket Drawing
Feb. 15: PTO Meeting 3:30. Softball (Away)
Feb. 16: Early Release
Feb. 18: Marine Science &JTournalism
Chicken Dinner and Concert Fundraiser
Feb. 19: National FFA Week Begins
Feb. 21: No School
Feb. 22: Softball & Baseball Home Games
5 p.m.
Feb. 23: CK Summer Arts Fundraiser Dinner
Feb. 24: Baseball & Softball Games 5 p.m.
(Away)
Feb. 25: FFA Tri-County Land Judging
Contest, Jump Rope for Heart, Track & Field
Feb. 28: Baseball & Softball Home
Games 5 p.m.


SHARK SPIRIT WEEK
Spirit Week precedes Homecoming every
year giving all CKS students, faculty, and staff
a chance to dress up and have fun. Each day of
the week is different and this year's theme was
"Board games". Monday was the game Risk
which involved dressing up in all camouflage.
Tuesday was the board game Twister, where
everyone dressed up in their favorite twister
colors. Wednesday was Trivial Pursuit and the
members of CKS showed up at 8:05 donning
"genius" and "nerd" attire. Thursday was
everyone's choice of their favorite board game
character and Friday was Extreme Fan Day
where everyone went all-out in purple and
gold.
At the Pep Rally on Friday a winner
was announced for each day, and for the
whole week overall. Seventh grader Jacob
Bishop was Monday's winner; Tuesday's was
freshman Whitney Tyler; Wednesday's was
senior Deanna Littlefield; Thursday's was
pre-k student Addison Linan; and Friday's was
freshman Tyler Miller. The overall winners for
elementary, middle school, and high school
were Jaden Collins, Darrius Berger, and Laia
Gore respectively. Laia Gore said she had so
much fun and that it was like Halloween, only
for five days.
-by Shark correspondent: Tyler Miller


Across
1. 252 wine gallons
4. Mozart's "L' del Cairo"
7. Hazardous and frightening
(slang)
12. "Two Years Before the
Mast" writer
13. Neon, e.g.
14. Fig producer
15. Area with landing strips
and control tower (pl.)
17. Depth charge targets
18. Sound of horse hooves on
road surface
20. Aspirations
21. Kuwaiti, e.g.

Down
1. Make fit
2. Green
3. Sheet of water flowing
over a dam (pl.)
4. Shrek, e.g.
5. Reed mace
6. Ancient northern
Mesopotamian kingdom
7. Bindle bearer
8. Above
9. Bank offering, for short
10. Abbr. after a name
11. "Absolutely!"
12. Russian country house
14. Onion, for one
16. Harvest goddess
19. Brother of Abel


22. Center
25. "Iliad" warrior
26. Henry ___
27. Durable fabric
29. Severe depression
31. It holds water
34. Center
35. Rivalry
39. Complain
40. Masked critter
41. Thai currency
45. Publicity (slang)
46. Victuals
47. Jazz player, for example
48. Ornamental facade


22. Lagerlof's "The
Wonderful Adventures of

23. Condo, e.g.
24. constrictor
26. Blow off steam
27. Gab
28. Coal carrier
29. Appearance
30. "Follow me!"
31. Delivered
32. Crazily
33. Marienbad, for one
35. Computer-generated
image (acronym)
36. Clickable image
37. Sounding a horn or


Cedar Key School Honor
Roll
1st Grade ~ A Honor Roll:
Alexandria Epperson, Morgan
Richburg, Isabelle Stephenson
A B Honor Roll:
Mikev Beckham. Levi Brinkman,
Alexandrea Brown. Cadence Girdler,
Tatvana Miranda, Lane Sharp,
Tristan Sloan, Taylor West
2nd Grade All A Honor Roll:
Annie McCain, Kvlah Linan. A/B:
Natalie Stewart, Rvlee Smith, Triston
Doty, Porter Carlisle, Aubriann Alford
3rd Grade ~ A Honor Roll:
Grace Cowart, Amanda Robinson,
Michael Smith.
A/B Honor Roll:
Alyssa Anderson, Jayden Cannon,
Brett Ford, Joan Smart, Tia Wein,
Nick Wilson
4th Grade A/B Honor Roll:
Terra Dunn, Cassie Lozier
5th Grade ~ A Honor Roll:
Ben Kuhman, Jolie Watson
A/B Honor Roll:
Mackenzie Kirkbride, Taylor Simpson
Middle School 6th Grade
A/B Honor Roll:
Ariel Alexander, Ashlyn Allen,
Jeffrey Sigmon, Emily Smith
7th Grade A Honor Roll:
Cheyenne Clanton, Noah Webster
A/B Honor Roll:
Marissa Hand
8th Grade ~ A Honor Roll:
Taryn Epperson
A/B Honor Roll:
Sarah Bartholemy, Stephanie Hathcox,
Michael Shewey,
Emily Colson
High School
All "A": 9th
Lauren Bartholemy
10th Alicia Lambert,
Jade Watson, Sarah Martin
11th Jenny Bierman
12th Angel Neese,
Deanna Littlefield
A-B: 9th -Jemima Cahours, Laia
Gore, Bobby Trammell, Whitney
Tyler, Brooke Allen
10th Chloe Reynolds,
Meikala Hunter
11th Claire Brown, Miranda Haire
12th Zack Anderson, Megan Martin


51. Star in Aquila
54. State of existing only in
the mind
55. Scattershot
56. After expenses
57. Egyptian fertility goddess
58. Bach composition
59. Fed. construction overseer
60. "Yadda, yadda, yadda"








whistle
38. A salt of hydriotic acid
(pl.)
41. Municipal magistrate in
Scotland
42. Certain discriminator
43. Frenzied
44. Deuce toppers
46. Last, e.g.
47. Bean counter, for short
48. Grow dim
49. Brawl
50. "La Scala di
(Rossini opera)
51. Branch
52. -tzu
53. Atlanta-based station


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_Homecoming Court:
In front are Kindergarten Representatives Megan McCain and Tanner Parks. Center row: Mikayla Pope, Jessi
2011 Homecoming Queen Megan Martin and King Tyler Robinson, Deanna Littlefield, 2011 Queen Megan Martin, 2011 King Tyler Beckham, Angel Neese, Meikala Hunter.
Beckham with this year's Kindergarten Representatives Back row: Tyler Anderson, Stephen Bainbridge, Adam Lovine, Zachary Anderson, Noah Cahours, Harley Lambert,
Megan McCain and Tanner Parks. Matt Tysinger, Bradley Register.


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McLean, Velez honored at WES


At a recent luncheon in the media center of Williston
Elementary School, two members of the faculty received
the honor of being named 2011-2012 Teacher of the
Year and Educational Service Personnel (ESP) of the
Year. Principal Marla fliers announced Beth McLean as
Teacher of the Year and Yvette Velez as ESP of the Year.
The two ladies work together as teacher and aide in a self-
contained classroom which serves the educational needs of
a select group of young people. "Both of these fine ladies
are 'exceptional' in every way! They are a true reflection
of this awesome faculty and staff," said Hiers. Members of
the recipients' families attended the presentation.
"I felt very honored, very humbled," said McLean. The
daughter of Tommy and Georgia Hanssen of Williston,
McLean and husband Scotty live in Ocala. Also the
granddaughter ofMora and the late Levy County Sheriff
Pat Hartley, McLean grew up in Williston, attended
Williston High School and received her BA in'education
from St. Leo University, graduating with honors.
Currently she is working toward a master's degree in
special education, also through St. Leo. McLean has
two children, Candace and Colt Adams. Her paternal
grandmother is Betty Hanssen of Gainesville.
Besides her formal education, McLean counts her years
as a Little League Baseball assistant coach and Team
Mom as professional experience. On Wednesday nights,
she and Scotty teach a K-5 class at Destiny Community
Church in Newberry. "I think I was always moving in
the direction of being a teacher since childhood," said
McLean. For people who are thinking of education as
a career, "I recommend substituting...getting into the
classrooms... learning in a classroom in college doesn't
give you all you need. Teaching is challenging but
rewarding."
What's the best part of her job? "Watching my students
grow, mature and learn to do things independently and
seeing the pride on their faces as they build self-confidence
rekindles my love for what I do daily. I love teaching and I
love my students, too," said McLean. Prior to completing
her education, McLean worked for many years at Klover
Leaf Tack and Western Wear.
Yvette Velez, whose family hails from Puerto Rico, is
McLean's full-time aide. She and husband Francisco,
who is employed at Williston High School, also live in
Ocala. They have five daughters between them. Velez was
educated in New York State and is currently working on
her bachelor's degree from Western Governors University.
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could not ask for a better place or people to work with.
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Colleagues and co-teachers, Beth McLean and Yvette
Velez receive the awards as Williston Elementary School's
Teacher of the Year and ESP of the Year. All the school
employees vote for the two people for these annual
honors. Last year's recipients, Kathy Brewington and
Sandy Langford, orchestrated the balloting.
award...thank you to all...thanks for believing in me
and for your support." She acknowledged McLean as her
mentor, thanking her for all her help and motivation.
Velez's goal is to apply for a regular teaching position after
receiving her degree in education.
"She [Velez] is definitely an awesome co-pilot, and we
make a great team," bragged McLean about her teaching
partner. "She is a key component in our classroom
environment, and I am proud of her accomplishments.
And although I am proud that she is getting even closer
to obtaining her teaching degree, a part of me the selfish
part doesn't want her to leave. I will truly miss her when
that time comes."
In addition to receiving bouquets of flowers and Mary
Kay gift certificates, the honorees were treated to lunch
at the Ivy House on one of the early release days by Hiers
and assistant principal Angel Thomas. Later in the year,
all recipients county-wide will be honored at an "Evening
of Excellence," sponsored by the School Board of Levy
County, the Levy County Schools Foundation and the
Levy County Education Association.
"Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Velez have positive attitudes
and high expectations for their students. And the results are
high gains in their students' achievement," said Hiers. "We
hope that [our] reception will always bring them a warm
smile and many fond memories in the years to come!"
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S Congratulations to the WES
student's in Lisa Posteraro's classes
who entered the Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire Student Art/Essay
Contest. Twenty-seven placed and
they received certificates and t-shirts
on the opening day of the Faire.
There are 42 school days until the school-wide FCAT
testing begins. School attendance is very important.
Florida State DOE continues to "raise the bar" for student
performance. At least half of the lowest quartrile (25%)
of our students must move up to the next level on their
FCAT scores. Here are some things you can do at home
to help.
Get plenty of sleep and exercise plus a balanced diet.
Check your children's homework and ask questions about
something specific they learned each day. Emphasize the
20-30 minute block of daily AR reading time. Check the
Planners students bring home so you know what is going
on in class and see if they are filled out each day. Teachers
make necessary comments there which require a response.
Keep the lines of communication open via email. Be pro-
active and show how much you care.
Calling all volunteers! We are looking for one volunteer
for each class for one hour a week to listen to students read
and help teachers with paperwork. Many of our students
have no male role models. Male volunteers might shoot
hoops or even stop by to eat breakfast with the students.
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Florida Cattle Ranching and Cowboys


Exhibit Begins February 12


The history and importance of cattle ranching and the
cowboy, that have kept it going will be on full exhibit at
the The Florida Museum of Natural History on Friday,
Feb. 12, 2011. The "Florida Cattle Ranching: Five
Centuries of Tradition" and "Florida Cowboys: Keepers
of the Last Frontier" tour began in March of 2009 in
Tallahassee and has continued on through Tampa, to
Elko, Nevada, and Miami and is on its last stop of the
tour here in Gainesville. So now is the time to clean up
those boots and ride on down to see and even participate
in this historical and hands-on exhibit thanks to the
volunteers, historians, and lovers of Florida history who
partnered with the Florida Folklife Program, Department
of State, and Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.
Cattle ranching originated in the 16th century when
Spanish explorers brought cattle to Florida. Today, more
than 1 million cattle graze on 5 million acres of pasture
and woodland, and Florida is one of the top five beef
producing states east of the Mississippi River.
it..r:, can experience the excitement of Florida's
cattle ranching culture through our opening day
activities," said Florida Museum of Natural History
education coordinator Kendra Lanza-Kaduce. "The
number of ranching- and cowboy-related activities and
groups scheduled to participate make this the largest
public opening event the Florida Museum has hosted.
Visitors, young and old, will enjoy both exhibits."
The free exhibits explore Florida's ranching and
cowboy legacy. "Florida Cattle Ranching" examines one
of Florida's oldest and most economically significant
traditions, from 16th-century Spanish explorers to
Seminoles, Crackers and modern ranchers.
"Florida Cowboys" illustrates the vital role ranches
play in Florid.,'a economic wealth and the conservation of
wildlife, wetlands and natural areas as well as the grit and
raw beauty of Florida's ranch land.
Photographer Ward is scheduled to present three "walk
and talk" tours of his "Florida Cowboys" exhibit, and
discuss the important conservation role of cattle ranches in
protecting the state's natural landscape and environment.
"The exhibit focuses on Florida ranch lands and culture
and the environment it protects," Carlton, said. "It's an
unseen and tremendously important part of Florida."
Outside the museum, visitors may interact with Florida
Cracker Horse Association members displaying Cracker
cattle and horses, descendents of the first cows and horses
brought to North America during Spanish colonial times.
A cow camp illustrating the life of 19th-century Florida
cattle ranchers also offers the opportunity for visitors to
interact with re-enactors and ask questions about Florida's
cattle ranching legacy.


Members of the Florida
Cattleman's Association
plan to perform roping
demonstrations and provide
visitors the opportunity to
learn and practice roping
techniques. Award-winning
whip poppers from Polk
County also are scheduled
to present demonstrations
at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
"We are excited to offer
so many free and interactive
opening day activities," said
Darcie MacMahon, Florida
Museum assistant director
for exhibits. "From learning
roping tricks to whip "
popping to exploring a 19th -" .
century cow camp, these .
activities provide a fun way '-.
to explore a significant part ..
of Florida's history that An excited cow dog guides
many of our visitors may not of the most popular breeds
be familiar with." display in the exhibit "Floric
Inside, visitors may learn Museum of Natural History I
about the cattle ranching
industry from members of the University of Florida Block
and Bridle Club, the Gator Collegiate Cattlewomen
Association and representatives from various cattle breed
organizations. Other planned activities include spur- and
saddle-making demonstrations and displays of antique
tools and ranching equipment collections.
Both exhibits run through May 8, and the Florida
Museum of Natural History is the last stop on the
"Florida Cattle Ranching" tour.
"Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition,"
"Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier"
Opening Day Activities
Saturday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Cow Camp Reenactment: Travel back in time to a 19th
century cow camp and experience what life was like for
Florida cattlemen.
Livestock on the Lawn: Meet the cows that started
one of Florida's oldest traditions, Cracker cattle. Cracker
horses, descendents of the horses brought to the Americas
by Spanish explorers will also be displayed.
Roping Activity (Presented by the Florida Cattleman's
Association): Watch as the experts perform exciting
roping tricks. Visitors may learn roping techniques and


Celebrating Career and

Technical Education Month

The Association of Career and Technical Education has declared February Career
and Technical Education Month. The month-long celebration includes Career
Shadowing events, presentations, and a special celebration in Tallahassee on February
17th. Career and Technical Education (CTE) creates Pathways to success beyond high
school for all secondary students enrolled in CTE courses. CTE provides students with
academic skills, employability skills, and technical skills that prepare students for future
employment and/or a successful transition to post-secondary education.
Career and Technical Education is an essential component of a student's total
education and is an important factor in contributing to a workforce that can compete
in our global economy. In Levy County, Career and Technical Education is provided
in a variety of settings and levels. Students in middle school take exploratory programs
or foundational courses. High School students have the opportunity to participate in
Programs of Study that are linked directly to the colleges with articulation agreements
that provide college credit towards an A.S. Degree. Programs of Study also provide
students the opportunity to earn Industry Certification and the Florida Ready to
Work Credential. During 2009-2010, 290 Florida Ready to Work Credentials and 176
Industry Certifications were awarded to high school students throughout Levy County.
The School Board of Levy County offers Programs of Study in the following Career
Clusters: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, Architecture & Construction,
Arts, A/V Technology & Communication, Business, Management & Administration,
Health Science, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. Students completing one
course in a CTE Program may be eligible to participate in the Cooperative Diversified
Education Program (CDE). Students participate in Career and Technical Student
Organizations, like F.F.A., F.B.L.A. H.O.S.A., practice technical skills, compete
against other students, visit college campuses, work with
industry partners, and develop lifelong relationships and] 7
skills that benefit them in the world beyond high school. : iL,'r
By CarolJones, Career & Technical Education L ''
Coordinator, School Board ofLevy County Thnrqm -, Philmra


j AUCTION GRAND
OPENING!
MONDAY, FEB 14, 6:30 P.M. -
Preview all day Collectibles, housewares, tools,
furniture, more!

AUCTION
Auctions each Monday evening,
with pictures weekly @ www.auctionzip.com,
ID #19590


OUTDOOR
STORAGE
(Cars, Trailers& &24/7
Boats) Access


a roaming cow. Most cow dogs are mixed breeds, but one
is the Southern Blackmouth Yellow Cur. The photo is on
la Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition" at the Florida
Feb. 12 May 8. Photo by Robert L. Stone
test their skills on plastic mannequins.
Information Tables: Learn about Florida cattle,
including information on different breeds, women's
involvement in the industry, and primitive tools and
household items used by cattle ranchers in the past.
Whip Popping 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Listen to the crack
of whips and watch as performers demonstrate exciting
tricks. Florida cattlemen of European descent are often
called Crackers because of the loud cracking or popping
noise of their whips.
"Florida Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier" Walk
and Talk with Carlton Ward Jr.
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Meet
photographer Carlton Ward Jr. and learn about Florida's
cowboys as he guides visitors through the exhibit "Florida
Cowboys: Keepers of the Last Frontier, Photographs by
Carlton Ward."
Cowboy Narratives 2-2:30 p.m.: Learn about the
Florida Cracker experience from talented orators who will
tell stories of life on the ranch.
The Museum is located near the intersection of
Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University
of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. For more
information, including directions and parking, visit www.
flmnh.ufl.edu or call 352-846-2000.


Log Cabin

The Log Cabin Quilters
met Thursday, Feb 3 at
the Levy County Quilt "
Museum. Our days are
so busy. We had 8 big
bags of fabric brought in -
some we can use and some
we find another place for
it to go. We know what
we cannot use and the
other place can use the
fabric. The Chiefland
Homemakers use a lot f 2 "
and we share with them.
We do have several bags
of size 16 men's clothing This is a Waterme
that we need to get rid of. taken on this lov
Mr. Kooty and six boys c
were out Tuesday and got so much done. 2
The boys can do just about everything
and we do appreciate them. Thanks fI
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the State Fair to see if we have won any P
ribbons. We still have 4 spaces so if you n


Quilters


Ion Quilt for 2011. Donations are being
ely quilt.
annot go February 15, then call 493-
801. The cost is $23 per person.
Thursday lunch was great with
tried chicken, stewed tomatoes, turkey
:ravy,2 pots of potatoes a sweet potato
casserole, eggs, green beans, pears, lime
ie, pumpkin pie, rolls and so much
nore. We had 15 people for lunch.


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10 Feb. 10, 2011 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjoumalonline.com The Levy County Journal


Time to Weed Out Invasive Aliens


AUBURN, Ala. -The USDA Forest
Service Southern Research Station (SRS)
is distributing free copies of a new guide,
titled "A Management Guide for Invasive
Plants in Southern Forests," that gives
homeowners, gardeners, land managers
and others information on controlling and
removing invasive plants in the South.
"The guide provides the latest
information on how to create and carry
out prevention programs, implement
management practices, and rehabilitate and
restore land," said Jim Miller, Ph.D., an
emeritus SRS research ecologist based in
Auburn, Ala., and lead author of the book.
"The guide serves as a staple for foresters,
natural resource managers and others
who want to remove invasive plants that
have become a serious problem in the 13
southern states."
Invasive plants often harm forests
and other natural areas by pushing out
native plants, which degrades habitat and
adversely affects wildlife. Exotic plants
often reduce forest productivity, native
plant and animal diversity, and water
quality and quantity.
Jim Miller authored "A Management
Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern
Forests" with Steven Manning, president of
Invasive Plant Control, Inc., and Stephen
Enloe, Ph.D., weed management specialist
at Auburn University. Miller is considered
one of the foremost authorities on invasive


plants in the South.
Published by SRS, the book provides
information on developing strategies
for combating 56 of the most pervasive
invasive species in the South such as
kudzu, tallowtree, tree-of-heaven and
Japanese honeysuckle. The 120-page
guide informs readers on how invasive
plants spread, preventative measures
that help reduce their distribution, and
how to develop management plans. The
guide combines 392 colorful photos with
details on herbicides, application methods,
biological controls, tools and mechanical
treatments, grazing techniques and more.
The guide is the companion book to
"A Field Guide for the Identification of
Invasive Plants in Southern Forests," which
SRS unveiled in August 2010. Both guides
originated from the book "Nonnative
Invasive Plants of Southern Forests: A
Field Guide for Identification and Control,"
published by the Station in 2003.
People can request free copies of "A
Management Guide for Invasive Plants in
Southern Forests" by sending their name
and complete mailing address, along with
book title, author and publication number
GTR-SRS-131 to: pubrequest@fs.fed.us,
or by calling 828-257-4830.
"A Management Guide for Invasive
Plants in Southern Forests" is posted in
PDF format on the SRS website atwww.
srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/36915.


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Backyard Safari


How many birds can you count?


Chilly weather
throughout Florida has
kept residents inside and
close to their heaters,
under blankets and in their I
sweats, long sleeves and
socks during December
and January. However,
spring is just around
the corner and there is
wildlife to discover in your
backyard!
Get your binoculars
ready, because starting
Feb. 18, the largest bird
count in North America begins. The
Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs
through Feb. 21, is a wonderful chance
to add to your Bird Detective checklist
and help scientists monitor birds across
America. If you do not have a checklist,
download it from MyFWC.com/
Learning. In the left-hand menu, click
"Fun Stuff." From there, look on the right
side of the page under "Educator Links"
for "Jr. Birder Program."
Counting birds is important. It helps
scientists learn things, like how winter
weather influences bird populations, how
this year's migration compares with last
year's, and what kinds of birds are in cities
versus rural areas.
There are many birds to view in your
backyard during this time of year. Some
of the well-known species of birds seen
and counted during the 2010 Backyard
Bird Count were Canada geese, ospreys,
turkey vultures, red-bellied woodpeckers,
American robins and Northern cardinals.
Last year's bird count was 11,233,309
birds from 602 different species. You can
help add to that number!
Birds are ancient creatures related to
dinosaurs as well as reptiles. They have
adapted and survived for millions of years.
Birds are important species in nature


and to humans. They are not just pretty
animals to watch while they're flying
high in the sky or hopping from bush to
bush. They are important when it comes
to forest regeneration and other plant
growth. Birds spread seeds. Seeds sprout,
and then grow into trees, providing homes
for all kinds of wildlife in the forest. Birds
also eat insects that humans find pesky,
such as mosquitoes and flies.
Birds are fun to watch. They sing,
flitter, play and feed. They are in constant
motion.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an
exciting adventure for all ages and not
limited to your backyard. Count birds
anywhere! Go to your backyard, local
park, lake or beach. Count birds for as
long as you like during the four-day
period. Visit birdsource.org/gbbc for
instructions and information on reporting
your counts.
To become a junior birder, visit
floridabirdingtrail.com and select
"Birding Resources" in the left-hand
menu, then "Wings Over Florida." Also,
visit MyFWC.com/Learning for other
fun wildlife activities.
By Jessica Basham
Jessica.Basham@MyFWC.com
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission


Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly Summary
Bartow, FL Fri Feb 04,2011 USDA-FL Dept ofAG Market News
At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 9 markers; Okeechobee,
Lakeland, Webster, Elhsville, Arcadia, Wauchula, Ocala. Madison and Lake City,
receipts totaled 7,793 compared to 7,860 last week, and 6,380 last year. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service. Compared to one week ago,
slaughter cows unevenly steady, bulls 1.00 to 3.00 higher, feeder steers steady to 2.00
higher, heifers 1.00 to 3.00 higher, replacement cows mostly steady.


This week Last weekYear ago
Steers over 600 Ibs 1% 1% 2%
Steers under 600 lbs 35 % 37% 37 %
Heifers over 600 lbs 1% 1% 1%
Heifers under 600 lbs 37% 37% 38 %
Feeder cows 2% 3% 3%
Slaughter cows 21% 18% 17 %
Bulls 3% 3% 2%


Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range
985-1190 1099 65.00-73.50
1080-1185 1133 75.00-76.50
1215-1590 1421 63.00-75.00
1230-1510 1399 75.50-80.00
1240-1545 1370 58.00-65.00
1605-1960 1729 64.00-76.00

Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range
800-1180 1028 55.00-72.50
955-1175 1119 71.00-77.50
835-1090 953 47.00-61.00
1200-1900 1390 59.00-73.00
1200-1525 1374 70.00-80.00

Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
700-745 724 40.00-54.00
610-745 711 25.00-51.00
750-845 804 43.00-60.00
750-840 796 25.00-52.00
850-1195 991 44.50-62.50
850-1118 925 25.00-57.00
1205-1345 1278 50.00-59.00


Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range AvgWt
1045-1495 1331
1000-1490 1264
1500-2050 1690
1650-1885 1770
1520-2195 1693


Price Range
70.00-87.00
60.00-70.00
69.00-88.00
82.00-87.00
70.00-77.00


Avg Price
68.97
75.78 HD
69.89
77.90 HD
62.44 LD
71


Avg Price
64.85
74.02 HD
54.62 LD
66.49
74.35 HD


Avg Price
46.94
38.78 LD
50.14
41.75 LD
55.2
46.63 LD
55.92


Avg Price
77.56
65.32 LD
79.05
83.97 HD
72.79 LD


Feeder Steers andBulls Medium andLarge 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-245 221 165.00-210.00 179.71
250-295 267 152.50-190.00 167.83
300-345 319 142.00-172.50 156.83
350-395 370 136.00-160.00 145.92
400-447 421 126.00-152.00 140.87
450-495 471 123.00-148.00 132.28
500-549 518 115.00-140.00 124.19
550-598 569 109.00-129.00 117.51
600-645 620 105.00-122.00 111.89
665-680 673 120.00-121.00 120.51

Feeder Steers andBulls Small1-2
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range Avg Price
215-248 234 116.00-185.00 151.36
250-295 276 116.00-172.50 148.23
315-340 331 124.00-155.00 138.91
350-395 378 100.00-142.00 115.18
400-445 424 96.00-110.00 105.75


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium andLarge2-3
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range Avg Price
200-245 228 127.50-177.50 151.63
250-298 276 125.00-165.00 144.75
300-345 325 120.00-152.50 139.26
350-395 370 115.00-147.50 133.58
350-380 368 115.00-119.00 116.43


BrahX
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450-499
500-545
550-590
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109.00-139.00
103.00-128.00
101.00-119.00
89.00-116.00
95.00-98.00


122.28
115.28
109.59
103.17
97.24


Feeder Heifers Medium andLarge 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-249 221 132.50-188.00 148.6
250-295 271 125.00-156.00 136.36
300-348 321 124.00-142.50 131.06
350-398 372 115.00-138.00 125.16
400-445 422 110.00-132.00 121.11
450-495 472 105.00-125.00 117.2
500-545 517 104.00-122.00 113.91
550-598 567 95.00-119.00 111.4
605-645 619 95.00-114.00 105.2
655-670 660 98.00-110.00 104.45
705-745 723 92.00-106.00 99.64
760-795 778 87.00-94.00 90.42


FeederHeifers Small -2
WtRange AvgWt PriceRange A
211-245 225 110.00-120.00
250-295 269 98.00-131.00
300-345 330 100.00-126.00
355-370 360 100.00-108.00
465-470 468 105.00-113.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3


Wt Range
200-245
250-295
300-345
350-395
400-445
450-495
485-499
BrahX
500-545
550-590
610-630
660-695
700-745


AvgWt
227
271
323
370
421
470
492

519
569
620
679
727


vg Price
114.47
115.88
115.27
104.03
109.02


Price Range Avg Price
110.00-145.00 128.03
107.00-138.00 121.55
107.00-130.00 119.5
95.00-124.00 113.13
97.00-116.00 108.71
98.00-115.00 107.74
90.00-95.00 92.54


85.00-107.00
82.00-101.00
80.00-94.00
92.00-101.00
89.00-92.00


99.04
94.49
86.59
95.03
90.18


Bred Cows Medium andLarge 1-2 Middle Aged
Vt Range'AvgWt Price Range Avg Price
910-1075 988 55.00-88.00 68.71
1100-1195 1139 56.00-91.00 68.43
1225-1290 1263 54.00-72.00 60.76
1305-1375 1340 61.00-68.00 64.41

Cow CalfPairs Medium andLarge 1-2 MiddleAged
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
900-1080 1004 575.00-1050.00 814.73
1220-1270 1243 775.00-1010.00 896.57


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CLASSIFEDS

The Levy County Journal leiljoLra sonine cc- The Courr, Paper Es: 1923 Feb. 10. 20111


Y COUNTY JOI a s s i fd s

100 Miscellaneous 200 Employment 330 Commercial Property for 435 Commercial Property for 526 Furniture 600 Recreation
110 Lost & Found 210 Help Wanted Full Time Rent Sale 530 Guns 605 Boat & Marine
115 Notices 240 Help Wanted Part Time 340 Rooms for Rent 440 Vacant Land for Sale 535 Pets & Animals 610 Campers, RVs & Trailers
125 Services 245 Work Wanted 345 Wanted to Rent 445 Wanted to Buy 540 LiveStock 615 Motorcycles & ATVs
130 Free 300 Rentals 400 Real Estate 500 For Sale 545 Good Things to Eat 700 Farm
135 Volunteer Opportunity 305 Apartments for Rent 405 Condos Apartments for 505 Antiques 550 Farm Products 705 Farm Equipment
140 Announcements 310 Houses for Rent Sale 510 Auctions 555 Automobiles 900 Legal Notices
145 Entertainment 315 Mobile Homes for Rent 410 Houses for Sale 515 Yard Sale 556 Trucks
150 Musical Instruments 320 RV Rental Lots 415 Mobile Homes for Sale 520 Building Materials 560 Estate Sale
r15 Schnls & Instruction 325 Vacation Rentals 525 Appliances 570 Swap, Barter or Trade DEADUNE: FRIDAY, NOON


115 NOTICES
ADVERTISER NOTICE -
The Levy County Journal
does not endorse, promote
or encourage the purchase
or sale of any product or
service advertised in this
newspaper. Advertisements
are the sole responsibility
of the advertiser. The Levy
County Journal hereby
disclaims all liability for any
damage suffered as the
result of any advertisement
in this newspaper. The Levy
County Journal has the sole
authority to edit and locate
any classified advertisement
as deemed appropriate.
The Levy County Journal
reserves the right to refuse
any advertising.

HAPPY TAILS SOCIAL
CLUB Animal and Pet
Rescue is now located in
the Chiefland Flea Market,
booth Red 27. Stop by and
chat for a bit. 352-493-0252.
tfnf

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
- Confidential Harmony
Pregnancy & Resource
Center. Open Mon.,Tues.,
Thurs. 11AM- 6PM Call
(352) 493-7773 Harmony
pregnancy center PO Box
2557 Chiefland,FL. Tfn

AL-ANON MEETINGS IN
WILLISTON Join us
for Al-Anon meetings on
Monday evenings at 7 p.m.
at the Midway Plaza located
at 13451 NE Highway 27 Alt.
in Williston. 1-800-851-1795.
ftfn

NARCONON a nonprofit
public benefit organization
that specializes in helping
people with drug or alcohol
addictions assessments
and more than 11,000
local referrals. Call (800)
556-8885 or visit www.
drugrehab.net

AA MEETING FOR
INFORMATION CALL
NORTH CENTRAL Florida
Intergroup Office at (352)
372-8091 which is also a 24-
hour local hotline number.

AL-ANON meets
Wednesday at 5:30pm at
Chiefland Methodist Church,
North Main Street. For more
info call 1-800-851-1795.
ftfn

ADDICTION RECOVERY
MEETING Do you
struggle with a Drug or
Alcohol addiction? Come to
our meeting every Thursday
night at Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church 7:00 PM Hwy. 340
in Bell, west of 129. Call 386-
935-2300 or go to www.
grace-ministry.net for more
info. Tfnf

125 SERVICES
FREE SCRAP METAL
REMOVAL and demolition
Call Mike at 352-215-9459
tfnApJf

JOYNER'S TREE
SERVICE: Licensed and
insured. Free estimates.
(352) 542-7981 or (352) 578-
5029. tfnpA

SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS!
- We move 'em. Best price
in town. 352-493-0345.
Joe's Rollback Service.
Credit cards accepted.
TfnApJftfn

CHEAPER STORAGE
10x15 ONLY $89/mo
All Climate Controlled
Many sizes to choose from
352-528-0778
Willistonstorage.com
507 SE 6th St
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A. D. ANDREWS
NURSERY, CHIEFLAND,
FLORIDA in business
since 1982 in the wholesale
nursery trade is now selling
and installing shade trees
locally. Farms, ranches,
homesites, etc. Call our
sales office at 352-493-2496
for a quote. We install within


125 SERVICES
a 60-mile radius of Chiefland,
Florida. For availability and
photos, visit our website at
www.adandrewsnsy.com.
TfnAJ -

BROUT'S CUSTOM
SERVICE Fence
Installation or Repair.
Quality Work at reasonable
prices All types. Please
call: 352-949-1444
7/20/201 AbJf7/21/2011

DEMOLITION ON MOBILE
HOMES also will pay
cash for old/used batteries,
alternators, and starters.
Will buy and haul junk cars.
Call Mike at 352-215-9459.
tfnApJf

HANDYMAN 20 years
experience. No job too big
or small. Aluminum and
carpentry licenses: Levy-
Gilchrist-Dixie. Johnny
Martin, Sr. 535-7704 or 493-
7490 2/17/11Jp

NEED A FENCE OF ANY
KIND? Call Danny, any
time. 352-463-1832 or 352-
493-5345 tfnApJftfn

GUNS AND CONCEALED
WEAPONS PERMITS:
Call (352) 493-4209 for
information. 3/10Jp

NEED A POST HOLIDAY
CLEANUP OR FIXUP?
Cleaning, repairing,
remodeling, pest control.
Licensed and references
available. Call 352-486-2233
and ask for Bev. 2/10Jp

HANDYMAN -
25 years experience.
All types of carpentry,
roof repair, pressure
washing, painting interior/
exterior. 10% discount for
senior citizens. 352-949-
9330. 2/24Jp

HOUSECLEANING done to
your satisfaction. 25 years
experience. Free Estimates.
Reliable. Call Wendy @
352-301-5105. 2/17Jp

MOBILE HOME &
HOME REPAIR:
Ceiling to Floor and more.
Quality work low rates.
Please call Jerry at
352-353-1344 2/24Jp

130 FREE
FREE MEALS ON WHEELS
FOR PETS: Hosted by
Happy Tails Social Club. Call
for details (352) 493-0252
ftfn

135 VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES
FLORIDA'S LONG-TERM
CARE OMBUDSMAN
PROGRAM needs
volunteers to join its corps
of dedicated advocates who
protect the rights of elders
residing in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
adult family care homes. The
program is comprised of 17
local councils throughout the
state, and each council is
seeking additional volunteers
to identify, investigate and
resolve residents' concerns.
All interested individuals
who care about protecting
the health, safety, welfare
and rights of long-term care
facility residents who often
have no one else to advocate
for them are encouraged to
call toll-free (888) 831-0404
or visit the ombudsman.
myflorida.com. tfn

155 SCHOOLS &
INSTRUCTION
BE A CNA
Day And Evening Classes
No Diploma or GED
required if age 18
Quest Training
352-493-7330
2/24Jb

210 HELP WANTED -
FULL TIME
START YOUR OWN AVON
BUSINESS TODAY! Just
$10. No Inventory needed.


210 HELP WANTED 415 MOBILE HOMES
FULL TIME FOR SALE


No Minimum orders. Call
Pam at 352-538-1845.
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CASH PAID FOR JUNK
CARS. $200 and up. 352-
771-6191. 3/3Jp

DELI COOK
Luncheon Cafe
5 days per week 10-3
Experience required.
Local desired. Contact:
Ragena 352-463-3842
2/17Jp

300 RENTALS
CHEAPER STORAGE
10x15 ONLY $89/mo
All Climate Controlled
Many sizes to choose
from 352-528-0778
Willistonstorage.com
507 SE 6th St
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310 HOUSES
FOR RENT
CEDAR KEY 3/1, 2-story
cottage with wraparound
porch in the woods.
Fireplace, CHA, jetted tub.
Call 352-543-5566, 813-
645-4708, or 813-767-8755.
2/10Jp

3 BEDROOM 2 BATH
HOUSE in the country south
of Williston, clean and quiet,
available NOW. 352-572-
9471. 3/3Jpl

3 BEDI 1 BATH HOUSE
for rent. 1st month's and
security deposit required.
Call (352) 528-6179 for more
information. 3/3Jb

345 WANT TO RENT
INDIVIDUAL SEEKING
ACREAGE for hunting; will
pay top dollar for good land.
Would like land to have a
well, electric, and possible
camping site. Email at
camper@tampabayrr.com.
Or leave a message at 727-
789-2146. 2/24Jp

410 HOME FOR SALE
REPO HOME-WILLISTON
HIGHLAND AREA: 3
bedrooms/2 baths, warm
kitchen with breakfast
bar; large dining room
and sweeping living room;
fireplace and hardwood
floors; 1.7-acre lot; 2-car
garage. Low down $100
closing cost. Call Dan 800-
285-4414. 2/20Jp

REPO HOME BETWEEN
WILLISTON & BRONSON:
3 bedrooms/2 baths, wide-
open kitchen with space for
dine-in table; large living
room and 2-story family
room; unique top-level loft
area for 4th bedroom, home
office or playroom. 1-acre
lot. $100 closing cost. Call
Dan 800-285-4414. 2/20Jp

REPO HOME CHIEFLAND
AREA: 3 bedrooms/2 baths,
1-acre lot, $100 closing cost.
Call Dan at 800-285-4414.
2/20Jp

415 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
2008 3 BD 2 BA -1950 sq/
ft, gorgeous Jacobsen
delivered & set on your land,
was $85,000 now $59,900
or $3800 down & $467 per
mo. Owner has financing call
352-493-9600. tfnJp

3 BD 2BA 1600 SQ FT
BEAUTIFUL used Skyline
delivered & set on your land,
$33,400 cash or $3500 down
$415.24 per mo. Owner has
financing call 352-493-9606.
tfnJp

3 BD 2 BA 2008 1700
SQ/FT Jacobsen delivered
& set on your land, lots
of upgrades home was
$70.000 NOW $49,900 cash
or $3200 down $395.95 per
mo. Owner has financing call
352-493-9600 tfnJp

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3 BD 2BA JACOBSEN ON
5 ACRES IN NEWBERRY.
Fenced and ready for
your horses, minutes from
Gainesville. $4100 down
$740 per mo. Owner has fin
352-493-9606. tfnJp

4 BD 2BA JACOBSEN ON
2.5 ACRE in Old Town just
minutes from town. $4000
down $610 per mo. Owner
has financing call 352-493-
9600. tfnJp

4 BD 3BA 2009 JACOBSEN
home on your land with
office, fireplace, free
furniture, tons of upgrades
for only $375.28 per month.
Owner has financing call
352-302-8216. tfnJp

440 VACANT
LAND FOR SALE
LAND FOR SALE: 1 % to 2
% acre parcels available; low
down payment, easy terms.
352-472-4977 4/28Jp

1-1/4 ACRE WILLISTONI
MORRISTON: Beautifully
wooded parcel! Nice
neighborhood. Owner
Financing! NO DOWN
PAYMENT! Only $153/mo.
Total $14,900.00. www.
LandOwnerFinancing.com
or call 352-215-1018. 3/24Jp

1-1/4 ACRE BRONSON:
Beautifully wooded parcel.
Owner Financing! NO
DOWN PAYMENT! Only
$153/mo. Total $14,900.00.
www.LandOwnerFinancing.
com or call 352-215-1018.
3/24Jp

15 2 ACRES BETWEEN
BRONSON/ARCHER:
$2500.00 per acre- partially
fenced, secluded. Brice Co.
Real Estate 352-339-1841
2/17Jp

BRONSON HOME/
MOBILE HOME LOTS city
water, sewer, paved frontage,


440 VACANT
LAND FOR SALE
near schools $15,000 Brice
Co. Real Estate 352-339-
1841 2/17Jp


445 WANTED
TO BUY
CASH PAID FOR JUNK
CARS. $200 and up. 352-
771-6191. 3/3Jp

JUNK CARS BOUGHT:
$150 $1,000. CALL 352-
453-7159 tfnapjftfn

500 FOR SALE
A. D. ANDREWS
NURSERY, CHIEFLAND,
FLORIDA in business
since 1982 in the wholesale
nursery trade is now selling
and installing shade trees
locally. Farms, ranches,
home sites, etc. Call our
sales office at 352-493-
2496 for a quote. We install
within a 60-mile radius of
Chiefland, Florida. For
availability and photos,
visit our website at www.
adandrewsnsy.com. tfnAJ

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

DIXIE MONUMENTS:
Serving North Central Fla.
for over a decade. Featuring
beautiful bronze, marble &
granite monuments in many
colors and styles. Choose
from 100s of designs or
let us custom design any
idea you may have! We
have the latest technology
in laser etchings and can
also inscribe final dates and
lettering at the cemetery.
Located at 1471 NE 512 Ave
(behind McCrab church)
Hwy 349 7 miles north of
Old Town. Open Tues-Fri
8-4 & Sat. 8-12 or call for
after hour's appt. Toll Free
1-877-542-3432 2/11AbJftfn


500 FOR SALE
BARRELS FOR SALE:
Metal burn barrels, $10;
plastic barrels, $12; open-top
plastic barrels, $15; 5-gallon
buckets, $1.50. Delivery
available. 352-486-5860.
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550 FARM
PRODUCTS
LOOK NEW HAY FOR
SALE: Large rolls, highly
fertilized, net-wrapped, weed
free! Coastal Bermuda-$45;
Pensacola Bahia-$35. Call
(352) 949-0222. tfnAbJf

555 AUTOMOBILES
ANY JUNK CAR cash
paid up to $500. Free pickup.
352-445-3909 3/3Jp

600 RECREATION
CHIEFLAND AREA
ATHLETIC ASSOC (CAAA)
needs Umpires, if interested
please contact Myron @,
352-221-1620.2/17Jp

605 BOATS &
MARINE
1987 BOSTON WHALER -
13'6", 40hp Mercury motor,
center console, comes with
canopy and trailer, $3,000.
Call 352-528-4781. tfnAJ

PWC LIFE VEST Adult
Blue. Fits Chest 36-38, 90
Ibs. Never used. $25. 352-
234-9443 or profrozt@aim.
com 2/17Jp

1986 MARK TWAIN 26
FT 2-2004 200 Suzuki
4-stroke (100 hrs) $16,000
(as is, in present condition)
cash, MO, or Cashier's
check only. 352-222-0607
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-NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN, that the holders)
.of Certificate number 0178-
03 of the sale of 2003 has
(have) filed said Certificate
for a Tax Deed to be issued
thereon. The name(s) of the
holders) of said Certificate,
the description of the property,
the name(s) in which it is
assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: COUNTY HELD
CERTIFICATE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
SOF THE PROPERTY: COM-
MENCE AT THE SW COR-
NER OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12
SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
RUN NORTH ON THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
SECTION 29, A DISTANCE
OF 1980 FEET TO A POINT;
STHENCE RUN EAST PARAL-
LEL TO THE SOUTH BOUND-
SARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 29 A DIS-
TANCE OF 1980 FEET TO
STHE POINT OF BEGINNING;
FROM SAID POINT OF BE-
GINNING CONTINUE EAST
-- PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
29 A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET
TO A POINT ; THENCE RUN
SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID
.SECTION 29 A DISTANCE
OF 100 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN WEST PAR-
ALLEL TO THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
S29, A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE RUN
NORTH PARALLEL TO THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF
THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 29, A DISTANCE OF
100 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND
LYING AND BEING IN THE
NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12
SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST.
.THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
'" LAND IS ALSO KNOWN AS
SLOT 18, BLOCK G-6 OF JEM-
SLANDS, AN UNRECORD-
"ED SUBDIVISION IN LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SNAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: NATHAN C MOSE-
SBACH, EILEEN J MOSE-
SBACH
" All of said property being in
-- the County of Levy, State of
, Florida.
SUnless such Certificate shall
Sbe redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
SCertificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
Shouse lobby on the 21st day of
SFebruary, 2011, between the
Hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
,-DATED this 24th DAY OF
.: JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
SPub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
. 2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
* 2011
----------
. NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 0187-03 of the sale of
2003 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: COUNTY HELD
CERTIFICATE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE PROPERTY: COM-
MENCE AT THE SW COR-
NER OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12
SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
RUN NORTH ON THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
SECTION 29, A DISTANCE
OF 2080 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN EAST PARAL-
LELTO THE SOUTH BOUND-
ARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 29 A DIS-
TANCE OF 1580 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
FROM SAID POINT OF BE-
GINNING CONTINUE EAST
PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
29 A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE RUN
SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID
SECTION 29 A DISTANCE
OF 100 FEET TO A POINT;
;THENCE RUN WEST PAR-
ALLEL TO THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION


29, A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE RUN
NORTH PARALLEL TO THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF
THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 29, A DISTANCE OF
100 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND


LYING AND BEING IN THE
NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12
SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST.
THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
LAND IS ALSO KNOWN
AS LOT 8, BLOCK I-1 JEM-
LANDS, AN UNRECORD-
ED SUBDIVISION IN LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: PHILLIP F CHOFF,
SARAH ELLEN CHOFF
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 0229-07 of the sale of
2007 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: TARPON IV LLC
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: THE SE 1/4
NW 1/4 AND WEST 1/2 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4
OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP
14 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: FRANCES J EICH-
ER
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011
---------- .
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 1569-07 of the sale of
2007 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: TARPON IV LLC
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE PROPERTY: LOT
17, BLOCK 44, RAINBOW
LAKES ESTATES, SECTION
N, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: JAY R. SCHMITT,
CATHERINE M SCHMITT, ET
AL, RICHARD C GOODLING,
SUZANNE S. GOODLING
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 2872-07 of the sale of
2007 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:


NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: ELLA III, LLC
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: LOT 7,
BLOCK 2, WILLISTON HIGH-
LANDS UNIT 12, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4


4, PAGE 13. PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY.
FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: FLORET M
MCLEAN
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law.
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011. between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 2873-07 of the sale of
2007 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: ELLA III, LLC
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: LOT 9,
BLOCK 5, WILLISTON HIGH-
LANDS UNIT 12, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: JOAN F RAMGEET
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011
----------
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 0285-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: HORN VI LLC
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE PROPERTY: THE
SOUTH 330 FEET OFTHE SE
1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWN-
SHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST, LYING EAST OF
ROSEWOOD PARK UNIT 1,
SITUATE IN LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: N. R. L. L. EAST,
LLC, ALBERTO JORGE PI-
ONER
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 0601-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WILLIAM R. &
GLENDA K. WOMBLE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE PROPERTY: THE
WEST 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE


1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 SECTION
19, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH,
RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: EVELYN A MAUSS
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.


Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law.
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February. 2011. between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 0636-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WILLIAM R. &
GLENDA K. WOMBLE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: THE EAST
1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION
19, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH,
RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: FRITZNEL GELIN
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 1359-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WACHOVIA
BANK NAAS CUSTODIAN
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE PROPERTY: PART
OF THE NW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 10, TOWNSHIP 14
SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY. DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NW
CORNER OF SAID SECTION
10, THENCE S 00 DEGREES
09'18" W ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 10
(AS A BASIS OF BEARING),
A DISTANCE OF 96.43 FEET
TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY
ROAD #326 AND THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE S 00 DEGREES
09'18" W ALONG THE SAID
SECTION LINE, 541.87 FEET
TO THE CONCRETE MONU-
MENT (C.M.); THENCE S 87
DEGREES 12'40" E, 546.04
FEET TO A C.M.; THENCE S
06 DEGREES 27'56" E, 238.96
FEET TO A C.M.; THENCE 87
DEGREES 45'35" E, 488.20
FEET TO A C.M.; THENCE
S 02 DEGREES 57'12" W,
294.51 FEET TO A C.M.;
THENCE S 86 DEGREES
52'13" E, 1627.37 FEET TO
A BOARD FENCE; THENCE
N 00 DEGREES 03'39" E
ALONG THE SAID BOARD
FENCE 1060.00 FEET TO
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF SAID COUNTY
ROAD #326; THENCE N 86
DEGREES 49'42" W, ALONG
THE SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, 2673.64 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS THE WEST 30 FEET
FOR THE ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY AS DESCRIBED
IN RIGHT-OF-WAY DEED
RECORDED 10/12/1998 IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
655, PAGE 479 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: ROBERT BAKER
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall


be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.


DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY. FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27. 2011, Feb 03,
2011. Feb 10. 2011, Feb 17.
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 2469-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WACHOVIA
BANK NAAS CUSTODIAN
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 5
AND NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 6,
BLOCK 4, SHERWOOD FOR-
EST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 60,
INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: CONRAD H. VAR-
NUM, SHERRY A. VARNUM
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 2476-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WACHOVIA
BANK NAAS CUSTODIAN
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: LOT 1 AND
2, BLOCK B, HAMMOCK
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 32, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: TOM LYDOLPH
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-
house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011, Feb 10, 2011, Feb 17,
2011
----------
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that the holders) of Certificate
number 3462-08 of the sale of
2008 has (have) filed said Cer-
tificate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The name(s)
of the holders) of said Cer-
tificate, the description of the
property, the name(s) in which
it is assessed are as follows:
NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE
HOLDERSS: WILLIAM R. &
GLENDA K. WOMBLE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
THE PROPERTY: LOT 4,
BLOCK 8, THE REPLAT OF
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 5,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NAME(S) IN WHICH AS-
SESSED: MICHAEL G.
FREED
All of said property being in
the County of Levy, State of
Florida.
Unless such Certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
Certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder in the Court-


house lobby on the 21st day of
February, 2011, between the
hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
DATED this 24th DAY OF
JANUARY 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
(


Pub: Jan 27, 2011, Feb 03,
2011. Feb 10. 2011. Feb 17,
2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. R 38- 2011CP007
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RALPH C. CRANER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of RALPH C. CRA-
NER, deceased, whose date
of death was October 11,
2009, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for LEVY County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 355
S. Court Street, Bronson, FL
32621. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney 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 notice is
required to be served must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST 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 FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is Feb. 3, 2011.
Personal Representative:
IVA J. CRANER /s/
34 North West Williston
Arms Drive
Williston, Florida 32696
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
L.E. TAYLOR /s/
Attorney for IVA J. CRANER
Florida Bar Number: 134867
L. E. TAYLOR, P.A.
Post Office Box 490208
Leesburg, FL 34749-0208
Telephone: (352) 787-1440
Pub.: Feb. 3, 10, 2011.
---------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2011- CP 00011
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES T. MORAN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of FRANCES T MO-
RAN, Deceased, whose
date of death was November
17, 2010; File Number 38-
2011-CP-00011, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which
is Levy County Courthouse,
355 S. Court Street, Bron-
son, Florida 32621.
The names and addresses
of the personal representa-
tive and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the De-
cedent 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


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LEGALS

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LEGAL NOTICES-


AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733 702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE. ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is Febru-
ary 3, 2011.
KARLENE MORAN SMITH
/s/
Personal Representative
6341 Flamingo Drive
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Gregory v. Beauchamp /s/
GREGORY V. BEAU-
CHAMP, PA.
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative:
Florida Bar No. 178770
P. O. Box 1129
Chiefland, FL 32644
(352) 493-1458
Pub.: Feb. 3, 10, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the undersigned
intends to sell the personal
property described below
to enforce a lien imposed
on said property under the
Florida Self Storage Facility
Act Statutes (Section 83.801
83.909). The undersigned
will sell at public sale by
competitive bidding on Sat-
urday, the 12th of February,
2011, at 11:00 AM, on the
premises where said prop-
erty has been stored and
which are located at 507 SE
6th Street, Williston, Levy
County, the following:
Scot Staley
#152
HHG
Purchases must be paid for
at the time of purchase by
cash. All purchased items
are sold as is, where is, and
must be removed at the time
of the sale. Sale is subject to
cancellation in the event of
settlement between owner
and obligated party.
6th Street Storage
507 SE 6th Street
Williston, FL 32696
Pub.: February 3, 2011 and
February 10, 2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-
001057
FIRST AMERICAN TITLE
INSURANCE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
v.
L.K. RUNNELS and VIVIAN
RUNNELS, Husband and
Wife, and LESLIE RUN-
NELS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to the Final
Default Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in Case No.
2010-CA-001057, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida, that I, Danny J.
Shipp, Levy County Clerk,
will sell to the highest bidder
for cash at the Levy Court-
house, 355 S. Court Street,
Bronson, Florida 32621 at 11
a.m., on February 28, 2011,
the following property(s) ly-
ing situated in Levy County,
Florida, described as:
W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4
of SE 1/4, Official Records
Book 1186, Page 492 of
Levy County, Florida
AND
The one-half (1/2) undi-
vided interest of L.K. Run-
nels and Vivian Runnels
in the following described
property:
E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4
of SE 1/4, Official Records
Book 100, Page 555 & Of-
ficial Records Book 1186,
Page 493, of Levy County,
Florida
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-


PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNERS AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.


If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing you are entitled, at no
cost to you. to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Levy
County Courthouse. Clerk
of Courts, located at 355
S. Court Street. Bronson.
Florida 32621 (Phone: (352)
486-5266). at least seven (7)
days before your scheduled
court appearance, or imme-
diately upon receiving this
notification if the time before
the scheduled appearance
is less that seven (7) days; if
you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
Dated this 3'r day of Feb-
ruary, 2011.
(Court Seal)
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Deanna Dobbins Is/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Feb.: 10, 17, 2011.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA-935
DIVISION:
AMERIS BANK, a Georgia
banking corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DREAM BUILDERS DE-
VELOPMENT CORP., a
Florida corporation; ANITA
RIELS a/k/a ANITA H. RI-
ELS; BMW HOLDINGS,
INC., a Florida corporation;
AKERS INVESTMENTS,
LLC, a Florida limited li-
ability company; JAMES E.
MILLER; CHRISTOPHER
A. LUKE; and MARSHA
LETHE YATES, as Personal
Representative of the ES-
TATE OF PAUL DeWAYNE
YATES a/k/a DeWAYNE
YATES, DECEASED;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to an order or a
summary final judgment of
foreclosure entered in the
above captioned action, I
will sell the property situated
in Levy County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Lots 9 and 12, and the
South 50 feet of Lots 5
and 8, Block 19 of OLD
CHIEFLAND, according to
the plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 1, page
29, of the public records of
Levy County, Florida
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, in
the Board of County Com-
missioners meeting room
or lobby of the Levy County
Courthouse, 355 South
Court Street, Bronson, Flori-
da at 11:00 a.m. on February
28, 2011.
If you are a person claim-
ing a right to funds remaining
after 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 re-
maining funds. After 60 days,
only the owner of record as
of the date of the lis pendens
may claim the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of said Court this 2nd day
of February, 2011.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Frederick R. Brock, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 160787
Gartner, Brock and Simon
1660 Prudential Drive
Suite 203
P. 0O. Box 10697
Jacksonville, Florida 32247-
0697
(904) 399-0870
Pub.: Feb. 10, 17, 2011.

CITY OF CEDAR KEY
NOTICE OF HEARING
OF THE HISTORIC
REVIEW BOARD
PETITION FOR
CERTIFICATE OF
APPROPRIATENESS
Petition No. 2011-01
Applicant: James Mason
Location: 779 2nd Street
Legal: Parcel # 08549-000-


00
Notice is hereby given
that a Historic Review Board
hearing will be conducted by
the Historic Review Board of
Cedar Key on February 24.
2011 at 5 p.m. in City Hall at


490 Second Street Cedar
Key. Florida to hear and act
upon a request for a Cerifi-
cate of Appropriateness.
Petitioner is requesting to
construct a new single-fam-
ily residence which requires
receipt of a Certificate of Ap-
propriateness from the His-
toric Review Board before
any building permits may be
issued by the Building De-
partment.
All interested persons are
urged to attend this Hearing.
Comments may be forward-
ed to the City of Cedar Key,
PO Box 339, Cedar Key,
Florida 32625. jwilson@ce-
darkeyfLus 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
Historic Review Board with
respect to any matter con-
sidered at said Public Hear-
ing, he will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the Ap-
peal is to be based.
If any accommodations are
needed for persons with dis-
abilities, contact the Clerk's
Office in City Hall at (352)
543-5132.
City of Cedar Key
Cedar Key,
Levy County, Florida
Pub.: Feb. 10, 17, 2011.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ORDINANCE ENACTMENT
The City of Cedar Key pro-
poses to adopt the following
ordinances:
ORDINANCE 473
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
CITY COMMISSION OF
THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY,
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
CREATING AN ELECTRI-
CAL SAFETY INSPECTION
PROGRAM FOR BUSI-
NESS; AUTHORIZING A
FEE FOR THE INSPEC-
TION; SETTING STAN-
DARDS FOR THE INSPEC-
TION; CREATING A RIGHT
OF ENTRY FOR THE IN-
SPECTOR; CREATING
EXEMPTIONS; PROVID-
ING DIRECTIONS TO THE
CODIFIER; PROVIDING A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE;
PROVIDING A REPEALING
CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE 4f4
AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF CE-
DAR KEY, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA; CREATING A
FIRE INSPECTION PRO-
GRAM FOR BUSINESSES;
AUTHORIZING A FEE FOR
THE INSPECTION; CREAT-
ING A RIGHT OF ENTRY
FOR THE INSPECTOR;
CREATING EXEMPTIONS;
PROVIDING DIRECTIONS
TO THE CODIFIER; PRO-
VIDING A SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE; PROVIDING A
REPEALING CLAUSE; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing on the or-
dinances will be held Tues-
day, February 22, at 6 p.m.,
or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, at Cedar Key City Hall,
490 Second Street, Cedar
Key, Florida. This will be the
second and final reading of
the ordinances.
Any person wishing to in-
spect Ordinance 473 or 474
may do so at City Hall, 490
Second Street, Cedar Key,
Florida during normal busi-
ness hours.
Interested parties may
appear at the Commission
meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed
ordinancess. Any person
who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Com-
mission with respect to any
matter considered at this
meeting will need a record
of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatim re-
cord of the proceedings is
made. which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to


be based.
If any accommodations are
needed for persons with dis-
abilities, please contact the
Office of the City Clerk at
(352) 543 5132.
Frances Hodges
k=


City Clerk
City of Cedar Key
Pub.: Feb. 10. 2011.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL
EVENT
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
(SWFWMD) announces the
following special event to
which all interested persons
are invited:
"Get Outside!" guided
hike event to promote rec-
reational activities on District
lands. One or more Govern-
ing, Basin Board or Advisory
Committee members may
attend.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb-
ruary 19, 2011; 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: Lower Hillsbor-
ough Wilderness Preserve
Oak Ridge Equestrian Area;
15847 Morris Bridge Road,
Thonotosassa FL 33592
A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters.org Boards,
Meetings & Event Calen-
dar;1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211
For more information, you
may contact:Toi.Basso@
watermatters.org 1(800)423-
1476 (FL only) or (352)796-
7211, x4756 (Ad Order
EXE0112)
Anyone requiring reason-
able accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans
with Disabilities Act should
contact the District's Human
Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; tele-
phone (352) 796-7211, ext.
4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL
only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL
only) 1-800-231-6103; or
email to ADACoordinator@
swfwmd.state.fl.us
Pub.: Feb. 10, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
(SWFWMD) announces the
following public meeting to
which all interested persons
are invited:
Governing Board Ad Hoc
Committee Meeting: Con-
sider SWFWMD business
including consideration of
workload and staffing analy-
sis. Some Board members
may participate in the meet-
ing via communications me-
dia technology.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 22, 2011; 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Head-
quarters, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604


A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
WaterMatters.org Boards,
Meetings & Event Calen-
dar:1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211
For more information,
you may contact: Luanne.
Stout@watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211. x4605 (Ad
Order EXE0113)
If any person decides to
appeal any decision made
by the Board with respect
to any matter considered at
this meeting or hearing, he/
she will need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the pro-


ceeding is made, which re-
cord includes the testimony
and evidence from which the
appeal is to be issued.
Anyone requiring reason-
able accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans
with Disabilities Act should
contact the District's Human
Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; tele-
phone (352) 796-7211, ext.
4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL
only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL
only) 1-800-231-6103; or
email to ADACoordinator@
swfwmd.state.fl.us
Pub.: Feb. 10, 2011


LEVY LAND TRANSACTIONS
Transaction Code: AAA-Agree Additional Advances,
A-Assignment, AAD-Assign Agree Deed, ACT-Amended
Certificate of Title, AD-Agree Deed, Al-Assumption of
Indebtedness, AM-Assignment of Mrtg, CD-Correctory
Deed, CT-Certificate of Title, D-Deed, E-Easement,
FJDX-Final Judgment Divorce X, MMA-Mrtg Modify
Agreement, NL-Notice of Limitation, PX-Probate X,
QCD-Quit Claim Deed, TD-Tax Deed, TBRD-Timber
Deed, ROWD-Right of Way Deed, WD-Warranty Deed
For further research go to the Property Appraisers website
athttp://www.levypa.com/.

3/9/10
536547 QCD 1192 414 $0.00 L2(12) B & R SD #5
Grantor: ATTHILL EDA
Grantees: SIGFRID EAN, SIGFRID LINDA
536554 WD 1192 424 $0.00 BDYN1/223-13-14, ETC
Grantor: HENDERSON SKIPPER
Grantee: PINE PARADISE RANCH LLC
536557 CD 1192 435 $10.00 TRACT240 UNIVERSITY
ESTATES, W/MH
Grantors: GIBBS CLARENCE A, SMITH JENNIFER B,
GIBBS JENNIFER B
Grantees: GIBBS CLARENCE A, GIBBS JENNIFER B
536558 WD 1192 436 $50,000.00 BDY NW1/4 NE1/4
36-10-15, W/MH, ETC
Grantors: CORBIN KENNETH U,CORBIN OLIVIA K
Grantees: LAKE JOHNNY, LAKE LUCY J
536559 WD 1192 438 $0.00 TRACTS 17, 47-48 LAKE
BONABLE ESTATES, ETC
Grantors: NIESET JAMES R,STONE BEN K ESTATE
Grantees: RAISON LOWELL H, RAISON RUTH L


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meat online," said Lt. George Wilson,
head of the FWC's Internet Crimes
Unit. People often do so through online
advertisements, unknowingly breaking
the laxw.
"We are running into this quite
frequently in our Internet Crimes Unit,"
Wilson said. "People are posting ads,
asking to buy meat, from deer and ducks,
for example."


A\ popular new per diet may be
escalating the problem. The diet.
referred to as the "prey model," calls for
hormone-free, natural meat for dogs.
This leads pet owners to look for wild
game meat, often on the Internet.
"Not only is this a-violation, it is also a
safety concern for people who purchase
wild game meat online for themselves
or their pets," Wilson said. "People
who purchase the meat don't know
the sanitary conditions in which it was
processed."
To report wildlife law violations, visit
MvFWC.com/Law/Alert or call 888-
404-FWCC (3922).


The Suwannee River Stock Dog Trial
will be held for the 4th year at Culleymont
in Dixie Farm on Highway 349 in the
northeast corner of Dixie County on Feb.
12, 13, 14, 2011.
For hundreds of years stock dog trials
have been held in Scotland and England
where sheepdogs, primarily Border Collies,
and their handlers exhibit their skills
in handling sheep through an assigned
obstacle course. A trial is designed to test
all of the skills a good ranch or farm dog
needs to perform its daily work. It takes
years of work on the part of the dog and
the :,,i ll. r to reach the level of training
and skill required to successfully compete
in a trial.
The team effort is dramatically
demonstrated as partners (handlers and
dogs) at great distance from each other
not only understand each other perfectly
but outguess and outwit unfamiliar sheep
as they entice them through the obstacle
course. The idea is for the dog, with the
assistance of the handler controlling it


by voice or whistle, to flank right, left,
stop, walk up or make whatever move
necessary to move the three sheep through
the course. The ultimate result is to put
the sheep through the course in a quiet
and controlled manner causing the sheep
very little anxiety. Gripping or biting the
sheep in any way results in immediate
disqualification.
These will be qualifying trials for the
United States Border Collie Handlers
Association National Finals and the
Georgia Stock Dog Association Finals. The
Open, or highest level of classes, is held on
Saturday and Sunday. The judges will be
Dean Holcomb from North Carolina and
David Saunders from Madison, Florida.
Competitors are expected from several
states with many of the competitors coming
from Georgia and Florida including
Mr. Fred Moses, a local dairyman from
Branford. The host farm owners, Cheryl
and Richard Williams, raise and train
Border Collies and will also be competing
with their award-winning imports from
-- Ireland.
Sheepdog trialing and
herding in general is one of the
Fastest growing sports in the
dog world today. The sport can
Sbe equally enjoyed by all ages
and sizes so bring your lawn
chairs and enjoy the day. For
more information call 352-542-
0347.


Florida State Fair Kicks Off February 10


Annual tradition salutes the state's best
in agriculture, entertainment and food.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam
Putnam and the Florida State Fair
Authority invite everyone to the 107th
annual Florida State Fair, a 12-day
salute to the state's best in agriculture,
entertainment and food, which kicks off
Thursday, February 10.
The 2011 Florida State Fair at the
Fairgrounds in Tampa has something for
everyone. Come and enjoy the delicious
food, midway rides, entertainment,
contests, ranch rodeos and competitive
exhibits from February 10 through
February 21. Tickets grant access to more
than 150 activities and are just $10 for
adults and $5 for children, ages six to 11.
The annual event is an opportunity for
adults and children alike to experience
Florida's true agricultural heritage. The
fair's exhibits will showcase some of the
latest farm equipment and technological
advances in agriculture, while also
boasting the finest produce, livestock and
poultry Florida has to offer. More than
700 members of the FFA and nearly 500
members of 4-H will come together at
the state fairgrounds to show a variety of
farm animals, including steers, dairy cows,
swine, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, llamas
and dogs.
The 2011 Florida State Fair offers 106
thrilling rides for guests of all ages to
enjoy. Fan favorites like the Giant Ferris
Wheel and Hydro Shock will be back this
year, alongside new attractions such as the


Daytona Kiddy Ride, Hillbilly Train and
Roller Coaster Riptide. Many of the iconic
sparkly lights of the fair have been replaced
this year with energy-efficient LED
lights. The combination of LED lights
and more efficient generators will reduce
the amount of fuel required to operate the
fair's midway and may result in savings in
electrical usage as much as 85 percent.
Some of the top names in the country
music industry will also be a part of this
year's fair, including Craig Morgan, Joe
Nichols, Jake Owen, Sunny Sweeney and
Brett Eldredge. See them at the first-ever
Corndogs and Country concert on Friday,
February 11, at the 1-800 Ask Gary.
Amphitheater. Tickets are $20 plus fees
and include fair admission.
On the final day of the fair, LifeSmarts
will hold its annual statewide competition.
Lifesmarts is a consumer challenge
that teaches teenagers how to be smart
and responsible consumers through
personal finance, consumer rights and
responsibilities, health and safety,
technology and environmental challenges.
Fifteen middle school and high school
teams will participate from schools across
the state, and the state winning team
will represent Florida at the National
Competition held in Los Angeles, Ca.,
April 30 through May 3.
For more information about the Florida
State Fair, visit wVww.floridastatefair.com
or follow @flstfairgrounds on Twitter for
up-to-the-minute updates on the fair.


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K-9 Daisy Sniffs Out

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S. c and within minutes after their
arrival the missing 4-year-old boy
S was found in a cluster of bushes
behind the house.
S The missing boy was safe and
very upset with minor scratches
but was very happy to see his
S father. The family was overjoyed
S" and extremely thankful for the
l e quick response and recovery of
their son.
% Major Evan Sullivan
commented, "This situation could
have resulted in hours of searching
possibly costing thousands of
dollars. The K-9's uncanny
ability to track suspects and/or
people who are lost can equal the
manpower of ten deputies."
Daisy is a 3-year-old
bloodhound and a recent
addition to the K-9 Unit which
is supervised by Captain Scott
Anderson. Researchers have estimated that a bloodhound's nose contains approximately
230 million olfactory cells or scent receptors which are approximately 40 times the
number of receptors in human noses.




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