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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Publication Date: 3/31/2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bronson (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Levy County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
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See our NEW


Lifestyle section

page 12


Happy April Fool's Day!!!

Have some fun with April Fool's Day by seeing if you can identify all of the pranks
we played in the newspaper this week. If it looks unusual to you, it probably is!
See answers on page 12


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More News

of Record
In our ongoing effort to
bring Tri-County residents the
unfiltered news of record for Levy
County, we begin publishing the
official minutes of municipal and
county government meetings in
newsprint today on page 16, and
will continue to do so as meeting
minutes become available to the
public. We are also making these
untouched minutes available online
to anyone who goes to our website
at levyjournalonline.com
The minutes join the news
of record for Levy County we
routinely publish, such as land
transactions, marriages, obituaries,
legal notices, police, fire and
ambulance reports. We continue
to strive to be Levy County's
newspaper of record both in print
and online, exactly as they are
reported to us without comment or
exclusion.


Lost Photo
In Fall of 2003, a Levy County
Journal Staffer discovered a white
box full of photographs that may
or may not have run in earlier
editions of the newspaper. The
box was unmarked, and the
photographs remain unidentified
and unclaimed.Hence the name of
a new feature: Found Photo. We
ask our readers to take a look and
see if they can identify the folks
in the photo, as well as the story
behind it.











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Chiefland Commissioner Spars


with Sheriff Smith On Who Pays for


Dispatch Service

Roz Tartaglione
Contributing Staff Writer

SheriffJohnny Smith and Captain Evan Sullivan continued their
journey towards funding the enhanced 911 for their communications
center Monday night, telling Chiefland City Commissioners they must
sign a contract and make a one-time $7, 500 purchase of custom software,
a standard software program such as E-Agent costing an estimated $750
and equip patrol cars with laptops containing air cards and mobile data
ports by October 1 of this year or hire its own dispatcher for emergency
services calls.
Smith explained to commissioners that staffing has become a major
issue at the communications center. Smith originally estimated that four
additional dispatchers would be required to handle dispatching duties.
The number of new personnel was based on call volumes in the past.
Four new dispatchers were not to be possible in the budget the county
provided the Levy County Sheriffs office, so every attempt was made to
shore up the lack of personnel by the transfer of positions from the jail

Fire Chief Says Adams

Burn was By the Book


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Chietland Fire Rescue Captain Clitt Suber sets the
Adamsville AME Church to blaze on March 14. The
Adamsville AME Church and Cemetery Club formally
requested that Fire Rescit Chief James Harris burn the
building.


Chiefland City Commission Levy County Sheriff
Mayor Teal Pomeroy Johnny Smith
and records. But, that left the LCSO deficient in those areas and still has
not solved the dispatch workload problem.
Smith and Captain Sullivan spent considerable time and effort
researching other ways to improve the conditions of overworked
dispatchers. "Not everybody can do this job," Smith said, "our turnover
rate for this position is 45 to 50 percent."
Smith told commissioners that the new "silent dispatch" system will
reduce dispatcher workloads. "The system has been operating since
continued on page 4


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Contributing Staff Writer

Chiefland Fire and Rescue Chief
James Harris told commissioners
Monday night that he went by
the book on the controlled burn
of the Adamsville AME Church
his agency conducted Monday as a
training exercise. "I just want you all
to know that I did what the law said.
They (Adamsville AME Church and
Cemetery Club) own the building
and they requested that we do it."
The property is actually deeded
to the East Annual Conference of
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church, according to an order
vesting title in the Circuit Court of
the Eighth Judicial Circuit, although
the order specifies that the property
is for the use and benefit of the
Adamsville Church and Cemetery.
(The East Annual Conference of the
AME church is headed by the 11th
Episcopal District AME Church
located in Jacksonville. The Church
did not return our phone calls
regarding the event.)
Commissioners expressed sadness
about the burning of the historical
church, which is more than 100
years old, to make way for a parking
lot for the cemetery. The fire chi '
continued on page 14


Resident of

Dixie County

Dies in Fire

On March 26, 2011 at approximately
10 p.m. the Dixie County Sheriffs
Department received a call regarding a
full-engulfed mobile home fire off NE 539
Street. The First District, Old Town and
Cross City Fire Departments responded
to the fire along with units from the Dixie
County EMS and Dixie County Sheriffs
Office. After extinguishing the blaze,
deputies made contact with one of the
residents by phone and discovered that
Linda M. Lee, 48 years old, who lived
in the mobile home, should have been at
home.
Deputies reported to the Fire Chief
what was told to them and requested that
a recovery search of the home be made. At
11:30 p.m. firefighters discovered the body
of a deceased female in the kitchen area of
the mobile home. The State Fire Marshal's
office was notified and a Fire and Arson
Investigator was dispatched to the scene.
Preliminary indications are that the
deceased is Linda M. Lee of Old Town.
Lee was a resident of the home along with
her daughter and grandchildren. Her body
was transported to the Medical Examiner
in Gainesville where an autopsy to
determine the cause of death and positive
identification will be performed.


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PUBLIC SAFETY

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Levy County Jail

Booking Report

Total Inmates Currently Booked: 31
Levy County Sheriff's Department
Allen, James Bascum, 39, of Old Town: RE:ADMIT
FROM COURT; DWLSR.
Bean, Bobby Lee, 23, ofBronson: READMIT DWLSR.
Brown, Roger Paul, 49, of Morriston: BOND
DURRENDER (DEALING IN STOLEN PROP.)
(TRAFFICKING).
Clark, Amanda Ashlee, 24, of Citrus Springs, Fla.: FTA-
FORGERY X2; FTA-PETIT THEFT.
Donahue, Sean Ryan, 22, ofInglis: VOP-BURGLARY
(CITRUS COUNTY); HOLD CITRUS/VOP-
BURG UNOCC DWELLING.
Douglas, Amanda Michelle, 18, of Fanning Springs:
GRAND THEFT, DEALING IN STOLEN
PROPERTY.
Fumea, Randi Lynn, 23, of Chiefland: READMIT/
LARC-THEFT 300 OR MORE L/T 5000X2.
Heyde, Dawn Melinda, 49, ofYankeetown: DOM.
BATTERY.
Lonic, Carolou Ann, 30, of Trenton: DRUGS/POSS
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, SALE OF
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
Luce, Kathleen Dawn, 30, of Chiefland: READMIT/
DUI.
McPherson, Hanford Merle, 24, of Bronson: GRAND
THEFT AUTO, DEALING IN STOLEN
PROPERTY.
Morgan, Bobby Willis, 22, of Trenton: VOP/BATTERY,
VOP/CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.


Levy County's Least Wanted


Bandt, David
Chiefland
VOP
DOMESTIC
BATTERY
NO BOND


Dowell, Michelle
Bronson
FRAUD
FALSE
STATEMENT
UNEMP
ROR BOND


Ortiz, Carlos Javier, 19, of I
W/INTENT TO SEL]
CANNABIS.
Ralston, John Alford, 39, of
(DOMESTIC), TAMI
Reeves, Joshua Brian, 24, of
CONTROLLED SUB
Robinson, Darjuan Derrick
GRAND THEFT AU
X 2, VOP-GRAND TI
Robinson, Steveon Germas.
COCAINE X 2.
Roldan, Ian Atilio, 20, of B
DWLSR.
Smith, Curtis Callen, 61, of
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OF CONTROLLED


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
PLANNING COMMISSION
A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted
by the Planning Commission on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course
of action. The hearing will be held in the Levy County Courthouse,
355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The Planning Commission
is not bound to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice.
Any of these petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting
commences.
FP 4-10 McMillen Surveying representing Cheryl Crane and Joy Smith,
petitioning the board for a Final Plat of "Crane Acres," a subdivision
located N of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, in Section 12, Township 13S,
Range 18E, less right of way for NE SR 121 and CR-502, being 17.9
acres more or less.
SE 3-10 TARMAC America, LLC, (applicant), Plum Creek Timberlands,
LP (property owner), petitioning the board for a Special Exception for
a Major Mining Operation to mine approximately 2757 acres of land
within the project area. The purpose of the mining operation is for the
production of FDOT approved construction grade aggregate to be
used in building and road construction. Said parcel is located in all
or portions of Sections 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23; All
lying in Township 16S, Range16E, Levy County, Florida. Total project
area: 4751 acres more or less. Said parcel is located within an "F/RR"
Forestry/Rural Residential zone.
Copies of said petitions with complete legal descriptions and
subsequent staff reports will be available for review at the Levy
County Development Department. For Information call 352-486-5203.
Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard regarding the
proposed petitions. Any person requiring reasonable accommodations
to participate in this meeting should contact the County Commissioners
Administration Office at 352-486-5218.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted
by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at
9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the
course of action. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioner's
Meeting Room, The Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, Florida. The Board of County Commissioners is not bound
to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these
petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting commences.
Ha.Va. 1-11 Linda Cunningham petitioning the board for a Hardship
Variance to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her mother
(Lillian Truesdel), on a parcel of land located in Triple Crown Farms,
Lot 37, Section 32, Township 14S, Range 18E, in Levy County. Said
parcel contains 5 acres more or less and is located within an "A/RR"
Agriculture/Rural Residential zone. Siteus Address: 14391 SE 73rd
Lane, Morriston, FL. 32668
FP 4-10 McMillen Surveying representing Cheryl Crane and Joy Smith,
petitioning the board for a Final Plat of "Crane Acres," a subdivision
located N 2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4, in Section 12, Township 13S,
Range 18E, less right of way for NE SR 121 and CR-502, being 17.9
acres more or less.
Copies of said petition with complete legal descriptions and subsequent
staff reports will be available for review at the Levy County Development
Department. For Information call 352-486-5203. Interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard regarding the proposed petitions.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in
this meeting should contact the County Commissioners Administration
Office at 352-486-5218.
SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR C -cm..
PERSON DECIDE TO APPEAL ,w L
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO 0 ,
ANY MATTER CONSIDEREDAT ,
SUCH MEETING, A RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDING, AND
FOR SUCH PURPOSE, A < ,
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, ,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND 311, O "
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE E
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
Pub.: March 24, 31,2011.


Maiden, James
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Morriston
FTA POSS
L/20GM MARIJ
$7,500 BOND


3ronson: POSS CANN.
L OR DELIVER, SALE

SFanning Springs: BATTERY
PER WITH VICTIM 911.
f Cross City: VOP-POSS
X2.
, 28, no address given: VOP-
TO, VOP-GRAND THEFT
HEFT AUTO.
ki, 28, ofWilliston: VOP-POSS

ronson: SENTENCED/

FNewberry: POSS COCAINE,
OT ASSIGNED, POSS
SUB W/O RX, DWLSR.
Spencer Jr, Raymond Arthur,
25, ofReedsport, Oregon:
BATTERY (DOMESTIC).
Strong, Kenneth Eugene,
49, ofChiefland: WRIT OF
BODILY ATTACHMENT.
Thompson, Terry
Lee, 47, ofWilliston:
READMIT/BURGLARY
OF STRUCTURE,
READMIT/RESIST
OFFICER FLEE ATT.
TO ELUDE, READMIT/
LARC THEFT 300 L/T
5000.
Watts, Rebecca Lee, 47,
of Chiefland: TRESPASS
AFTER WARNING.
White, Amanda Yvonne, 32,
ofPratville, Ala.: HOUSED
FOR US MARSHALL.

Williston Police
Department
Barr, Griagal Connel,
34, ofWilliston: LC
WRNT BURGLARY OF
DWELLING.
Wheeler, Bernard, 54,
ofWilliston: HOLD
MARION COUNTY
DWLSR.
Chiefland Police
Department
Berry, Dennis James, 58, of
Chiefland: HOLD-OHIO
STATE XENIA PD AGG
TRAFFICKING
IN DRUGS, HOLD
OHIO STATE XENIA
PD AGGRAVATED
POSSESSION OF
DRUGS, HOLD OHIO
STATE XENIA PD


Pate, Angela
Bronson
VOP GRAND
THEFT
NO BOND


Sharp, Harry
Gainesville
VOP LEWD
LASCIVIOUS
MOLEST
CHILD U/16
YOA


NO BOND
Smith, Curtis
Newberry
FTA
DWLR,POSS
CONT SUB
$42,000 BOND


POSSESSION OF CRIMINAL TOOLS.
Carter, Kinisha Shareen, 32, of Cross City: HOLD DIXIE
CO-STALKING, RETAIL THEFT, HOLD
DIXIE CO/VOP/DWLSR, VOP-DISORDERLY
CONDUCT.
Inglis Police Department
Gadson, Brandon Wayne, 21, of Grant, Michigan:
LOITERING AND PROWLING,
POSSESSION OF METH, POSSESSION OF
COCAINE, POSS OF ROXIDOCONE,
POSS OF HYDROCODONE, POSS OF MARIJ
L/T 20 GR, POSS OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
Spears, Tammy Lee, 24, of Inglis: LOITERING AND
PROWLING.
United States Marshal
Gutierrez, Albert Anthony, 28, of Grande, Arizona:
HOUSED FOR USM.
Inmates Booked and Released: 21
Levy County Sheriff's Office
Acosta, Erick Hernandez, 33, ofMorriston: DWLSR.
Ansin, Elliot Howard, 24, of Interlachen: SALE
CONTROLLED SUB, POSS CONTROLLED
SUB.
Bonday, Rollin Lee, 64, ofWilliston: NO VEHICLE
REGISTRATION, DWLSR.
Buenaventura, Marcelo, 30, ofMorriston: FTA-NO DL
(MARION COUNTY).
Cromwell, Debriana Kathryn, 32, ofChiefland: DWLSR-
KNOWLINGLY.
Faulkner, Clayton James, 25, of Old Town: DWLSR.
Keene, Jane Rusby, 59, of Fanning Springs/Trenton:
TRESPASSING.
Manis, Virginia Marie, 48, ofWilliston: DOMESTIC
BATTERY.
McClendon, Hermie Gerrell, 37, of Chiefland: POSS OF
COCAINE, SALE COCAINE.
Mincey, Micah, 27, ofWilliston: BATTERY
(DOMESTIC).
Mitchem, Joseph Jermaine, 26, of Trenton: HOLD
ALACHUA/FELONY BATTERY DOM., HOLD
ALACHUA/DOMESTIC BATTERY, HOLD
ALACHUA/KIDNAP-FALSE
IMPRISONMENT.
Neeley, Georgia Ann, 32, of Fanning Springs: BATTERY
(DOMESTIC).
Reed, Joshua Caleb, 23, of Chiefland: DWLSR.
Semrau, John Richard, 74, of Gainesville: DUI.
Walker, Jesse Wayne, 21, of Chiefland: HOLD-
SUWANNEE COUNTY DEPT
Darcangelo, Frank Louis, 25, of Tarpon Springs:
VOP-POSS CARISPRODO, VOP-POSS
MARIJUANA.
Inglis Police Department
Kricos, Amanda Jean, 30, of Homosassa: RECKLESS
DRIVING.
Solis, Marcos Antonio, 20, of Oklawaha: VOP- POSS,
VOP-NO MOTOR.
Williston Police Department
Monette, Alan David, 26, ofWilliston: VIOLATION OF
DOMESTIC INJUNCTION.


Letter to the Editor

On March 15, 2011, the President of the Florida Sheriff's Association, Hamilton County
SheriffJ. Harrell Reid sent letters to each of the Florida Legislators. In this letter Sheriff
Reid identified the history behind the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program better known
as PDMP. This legislation is now being threatened by the actions of some of our legislative
leaders in Florida along with Governor Rick Scott.
I stand with the Florida Sheriffs Association in support of the PDMP legislation.
Without stringent safeguards and regulations in the PDMP, Florida's epidemic abuse of
prescription pain medication will continue. This abuse has lead to the loss of lives not
to mention the destruction of countless families. The battle against illegal drug activity
encompasses all realms of society. Illegal drug activity is a statewide issue and for the Florida
Legislature and Governor to avoid attacking this issue directly, is a complete disservice to the
citizens of Dixie County and the State of Florida.
I urge you to contact your legislators and voice your concerns and opinions in support of
the PDMP legislation. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 352-498-
1220.
Respectfully,
Dewey Hatcher Sr., Sheriff



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Levy County Community Calendar


BRONSON
Bronson Homemakers' Annual Bingo Apr. 14 -
CANCELLED


MORRISTON
Willard's Restaurant and Lounge Bike Fest 2011
April 1 to 3
The 2011 Bike Fest, a fundraiser for the Morriston Volunteer
Fire Rescue Department, celebrates 3 days of fun in Morriston
April 1 to 3. Bring your favorite dish and come party with
us. All proceeds from Saturday's BBQgo to the Morriston
Fire Rescue. Vendors are welcome Free set up. Ride out to
Williard's and check out our Nature Coast (best riding in
Florida). Biker Games: 2-wheel Sat. at 3 p.m. sponsored by
Abate Nature Coast Chapter, 3-wheel Sat. at 5 p.m. sponsored
by Brothers of the Third Wheel, Nature Coast Chapter and
Best of Show on Sat, April 2. Free primitive camping. Kick
off is Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m. Great entertainment, live music:
Lawless Intent, Southern Branded Band, Thicker than Water
Band. Come out to Willard's, 3490 SE CR 337. It's a great ride
in the country!
DUNNELLON
Florida Friendly Gardening at Dunnellon Library
April 5 to 26
The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Committee of the
Master Gardeners will be offering a four-day seminar on Florida
Friendly Gardening, beginning Tuesday, April 5 and ending
Tuesday April 26. Each 2-hour session will begin at 2 p.m. at
the Dunnellon Library. These sessions are designed to help you
save money and time while tending to your landscape in a way
that does no harm to our environment.
If you attend all four sessions, you may request a Florida Yards
and Neighborhoods committee come to visit your landscape to
answer landscaping questions that you have about your yard and
advise you about problem areas you may have. We can suggest
plants, identify plant material, and offer other advice to make
your gardening easier.
Topics to be covered include:
April 5 Landscaping and perennials, trees and shrubs,
including palms; April 12 Lawns;
April 19 Watering efficiently and effectively, mulching,
composting, and recycling; April 26 Managing pests,
attracting wildlife to your yard.
Seating is limited. Come early to register. There is no
charge for the classes, but we will have materials related to the
information presented available for sale.
WILLISTON
WES Annual Student Art Show, April 1 and 2
Williston Elementary School is hosting their Annual Student
Art Show on April 1 and 2 in the Multipurpose Room at the
school located at 801 S. Main Street in Williston. For the
General Public the hours are: Friday, April 1 from 2 p.m. to 6
p.m. and on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and
enjoy the students' artwork. For parents there will be a Parent
Conference Night on Thurs, Mar. 31, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in
the Multipurpose Room. For more information call 352-528-
6030.
Williston Rotary Club Egg Hunt, April 9
It's that time again! Join us for a fun-filled morning of
hunting for Easter Eggs at the John Henry Celebration Park
located at 100 NW 4th Street in Williston on Saturday, April
9th at 11 a.m. Come for food and fun and to fin out more about
the Williston Rotary Club. For more information call 352-374-
5600 ext.8857.
Williston Lions Club Events
The Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in
Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and
month for all to participate. We are looking for new members
and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and
have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings
are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and
guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so
your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need
to reach us by phone, call 352-342-7525.
Thursday Bingo @ 7 p.m. We offer 2 Jackpots. If an
attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card.
Saturday Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m.
CHIEFLAND
CCF Refresher Course for CNAs Deadline March 31
The College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a
Refresher Course for Certified Nursing Assistants on Monday,
April 4. This 16-hour program is intended for non-practicing
Certified Nursing Assistants who would like to re-enter the field
and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to
retake the state licensure exam.
The class will meet Monday through Thursday, April 4-7,
from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course fee is $139 and no textbook is
required.
The course consists of a pre-assessment testing and review
of theory as well as a thorough review and practice of the core
CNA skills. This course cannot be taken as a substitute for a
regular CNA course and it is not an exam prep course.
Students may enroll in person at the Levy Center, 114
Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland; by telephone at 352-493-9533; or
online at CFItraining.cf.edu (select Levy noncredit classes). The
deadline for enrollment is Thursday, March 31.




CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER


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SVP' Drowsy Chaperone Running Now until April 3
The Suwannee Valley Players' production of The Drowsy
Chaperone, a musical within a comedy, swooped into town with
tons of laughs. Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg
Morrison, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellarson. This
musical within a comedy is crammed full of every cliche, gag
and gimmick from the golden age of musicals complete with
a wealthy dowager, debonair bridegroom, a harried producer,
jovial gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a flaky "feldzig" chorus
girl trying to steal the stage, a Latin lothario trying to woo the
bride-to-be, an aviatrix, and of course the drowsy chaperone.
The show boasts thrills and surprises that take both the cast
(literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the
rafters!
The show is currently running at the Chief Theater, 25 E.
Park Avenue in Chiefland, until April 3rd Friday and Saturday
at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for
adults, $10 for students (K-12) and seniors 65 or older. Visit
www.svplayers.org for more information.

Chiefland FFA Alumni Fishing Tournament
April 15 and 16
The Chiefland FFA Alumni Fishing Tournament will begin
with the Captain's Meeting and Dinner on April 15 at 6 p.m. at
the Chiefland High School Ag Building. One member of the
team must be present.
On April 16 at Safe Light in the morning from the CHS Ag
Building the tournament will begin and continue to a 4:30 p.m.
weigh-in. The Entry Fee is $100 per boat which includes the
Captain and Mate and $25 per extra person.
Some of the prizes are: $300 for Biggest Red Fish, $300 for
Biggest Speclded Trout, and $500 for the Biggest Bag (based on
a 30-boat entry).
For entry forms or just more information contact: C I'S Ag
Building at 352-493-6030 or Brook Ward at 352-535-5337 or
chieflandffaalumni@yahoo.com
Let's support our FFA.

Free Tax Assistance in Levy County in Chiefland
April 9
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. The last session will be held at the Chiefland
Senior Center, 305 Moore in Chiefland on April 9, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Call 211 to make an appointment. Contact Mindy
Underberger, with any questions at 352-331-2800.
CHS 2011 College and Career Fair April 21
The 2011 College and Career Fair presented by the Chiefland
High School Student Government will take place on April 21 in
the Chiefland High School gymnasium starting at 9 a.m.
Chiefland High School Classes of 1950 to1965
Reunion April 23
The multi-year reunion is getting closer on Saturday, April
23, at Otter Springs Campground, so get your forms in to
Lynn as soon as possible. This is for the 1950 to 1965 classes
of Chiefland High School. The Reunion is open for anyone
who wants to attend, and we would love to have as many of our
teachers as possible. The Reunion is open to all whether or not
you graduated with the class or not, we would love to see you.
Patricia Prentice Mangus of Wyoming and her sister Linda of
Jacksonville have notified us they will be there and are looking
forward to visiting with everyone. Also, Sammy Wimberly will
be entertaining us with his band, so we can sit back and relax
and catch up with old friends. The cost is $20 per person and the
money needs to be turned in by April 10. For more information,
please call Lynn Pirrman Crutchfield at 352-542-0356, Earlene
Campbell Crews at 352-493-4825 or Myrtice Bailey Scabarozi
at 352-493-2292.
Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament May 14
Here is your chance to win big this year. The Chiefland
Rotary Club is holding their Fishing Tournament on May
14 starting at 7 a.m. at Cedar Key with cash and prizes up to
$7,500. There will be $1,000 for the biggest redfish, $1,000 for
the biggest trout, and $50 for biggest trash fish from list. The
Best Bag of two redfish and five trout will win you $2,000. The
Captains' Meeting and Calcutta will be on Friday, May 13, with
the social at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner at 7 p.m. at the Cedar
Key Community Center. There will be a FREE Goody Bag and
T-Shirt for each entrant. Call Robert or Jeff Beauchamp at 352-
493-4808 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information and to
get your entry form.
CEDAR KEY
Cedar Key's 47th Annual Fine Art Festival,
April 2 and 3
Historic downtown Cedar Key will transform into a celebration
of fine art on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is celebrating its
47th anniversary, and for its 2nd consecutive year the Cedar
Key Arts Center proudly presents one of the premier outdoor
fine arts festivals in the state. Three city blocks on Historic 2nd
Street will be showcasing 125 fine artists who specialize in a
variety of mediums. Festival visitors will have the opportunity to
meet these artists, sample wonderful local cuisine, and enjoy live
entertainment in City Park.
The entire family will be delighted throughout the event.
City Park has a large playground directly on the beach and
children will have the opportunity to get their faces painted,
use sidewalk chalk, and enjoy the Art Cars on display. Indulge
in delicious foods made by local non-profits, civic organizations
and school groups. Some menu items include smoked turkey
legs, locally caught seafood, crab cakes, hamburgers, hotdogs,


freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade desserts, and don't forget
about Cedar Key's famous steamed clams. A diverse selection
of appetizing dishes will be offered by 20 food vendors and is
sure to satisfy everyone. Music lovers will enjoy performances
by Current Configuration Bluegrass Band, Evans Acoustic
Reunion, and Lisa Lynne & George Tortorelli Celtic Duo.
The City of Cedar Key invites you to join us for this special
event and looks forward to another successful show. Admission
is free all weekend. For more information please visit www.
cedarkeyartsfestival.com or call Mandy Cassiano at 352-543-
5400.
Friends of the Lower Suwannee Bird Outing April 4
The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Key Wildlife
Refuge is hosting a birding, butterfly and nature walk on
Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the south entrance of the Refuge's
Loop Road at 347. We will join Donna Thalacker and other
Friends for this enhanced outing. Bring your binoculars, hat and
insect repellent.
YANKEETOWN
Wonders of the Salt Marsh, April 2 and 3
Levy county residents are invited to attend "Wonders of the
Salt Marsh" on April 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This
two-day event, coordinated by the Friends of the Withlacoochee
Gulf Preserve, will take place at the preserve at 1001 Old Rock
Road, Yankeetown.
Environmental speakers, information booths and guided
tours will educate attendees about the ecology, management and
conservation of salt marshes. This 413-acre property is uniquely
surrounded by salt marsh on three sides. Guests will have an
opportunity to view its vistas from the 30-foot watchtower and
half-mile boardwalk.
We invite conservation groups and vendors to
participate! For more information, please call (352) 447-
5439; email friendswgp@bellsouth.net; website http://
withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com
This event is sponsored by the Withlacoochee River Basin
Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
FANNING SPRINGS
Public Meetings to Review Nature Coast State Trail
Management Plan April 7
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Office of Greenways & Trails (OGT) will host two
public meetings in Fanning Springs on April 7, concerning the
proposed draft update to the Management Plan for the Nature
Coast State Trail. Interested parties are invited to attend either
or both of the scheduled meetings. Comments may also be
submitted by mail to: DEP Office of Greenways & Trails, 3900
Commonwealth Blvd., MS 795, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000 or
by email to Robin.Turner@dep.state.fl.us. All written comments
must be received by April 5.
To view a copy of the proposed Management Plan, visit
FloridaGreenwaysAndTrails.com.
The public meetings will take place: Thursday, April 7, 2011
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Public Meeting, and at 1:30 p.m.
for the Advisory Group Meeting, both at Fanning Springs State
Park located at 18020 NW Highway 19 in Fanning Springs, FL
32693.
Suwannee River Garden Club Spring Garden
Festival April 9
The Suwannee River Garden Club's Spring Garden Festival
at Fanning Springs State Park is being held on April 9. If you
are a Garden Club member and plan to participate in and or
donate items to the event please contact Anne Zubler, Event
Coordinator, at your earliest convenience.
The Fanning Springs State Park is hosting the festival
with a beautiful variety of native plants for sale and featuring
environmentally friendly techniques for watering, fertilizing and
pest control practices for the home gardener.
You can learn the best techniques at workshops on irrigation,
plant fertilization and pest management presented by University
of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the
Nature Coast Master Gardeners Association.
There will be demonstrations on xeriscaping and guided walks
showcasing native landscaping in the park, as well as native and
ornamental plant sales, food, children's games and live music.
There will be drawings for free plants and prizes all day.
For more information about the event, visit www.
FanningSpringsGardenFestival.com.
For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.
This event is Free with park admission and will take place
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat. Apr. 9, 2011 at the Fanning Springs
State Park at 18020 N Hwy 19 in Fanning Springs.
For more information on The Suwannee River Garden Club
please contact Joan Pryor via her e-mail address, joan_pryor@
hughes.net or she may be reached by telephone at the following
number: (352) 542-2211.
OLD TOWN
AARP Safe Driving Class in Old Town April 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. Here is your chance to save
some money in discounts and get updated 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.
Please call Lee Miller at (352) 498-5004 to register for the
one-day class being held at the Old Town First Methodist
Church on April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Blood In The Sand


There's an inlet south of St. Augustine
where the broad sand beach peels
back from the river and the rippling
jetties offer excellent surf casting. The A1A
highway bridge crosses there, its dense
shade a welcome respite from the midday
sun. Behind the bridge lays the Intracoastal
Waterway. Redfish and bluefish, flounder,
sheepshead and snook channel in on the tide
to feed on snails, fiddlers and shrimp in the
spartina grass along the low banks. Shrimp
with a circle-wide hook and pyramid
sinker are best for casting from the surf. As
delightful as fishing the inlet may be, I never
wade out but that I don't turn to conjure a
day when those white, sun-drenched sands
ran red with blood.
It was 1565. The grim conquistador Pedro
Men6ndez de Aviles and his well-armed
militia stood in sea oats atop a high dune,
capes and banners flagging in the sea breeze.
They had marched some 18 miles south
from their bulwarks of palm logs buttressed
by wickers of sand and shell defenses of
their newly-established settlement of St.
Augustine. The known enemy was the
French whose established colony, north
on the St. Johns, Men6ndez had been
dispatched by the King of Spain to destroy.
Menendez was a Spanish admiral of
considerable distinction and reputation
in battle, and had already been appointed
Captain General of the Fleet by King
Phillip II. Because he managed the Spanish
treasure fleet's convoy system operating
between Spain and the New World,
Menendez held a special status with his
king. In keeping with this, Phillip had
offered to name Menendez territorial
governor of La Florida with all the land
and treasure he might acquire in return
for a service: specifically, to rid the Florida
territory of all French infringement (as
Spain had claimed Florida since Ponce
de Leon). The French Huguenots were
more than interlopers to this very Catholic
king. They were protestant heretics in King
Philip's eyes. Menindez de Aviles was, his
ruler pronounced, commanded therefore by
both God and king to eliminate them.
Steel-willed and resolute, Menendez was
determined to do his sovereign's bidding.
Soon after his arrival in the New World,
however, something of misadventure ensued
with French ships under the command of
Jean Ribault in the mouth of the St. John's.
Men6ndez then organized a surprise land
assault on the Huguenot colony at Fort
Caroline, located in the vicinity of modern-
day Jacksonville.
Though more practiced with attacks
by sea, Men6ndez had strategized a
bold maneuver to devastate the French
stronghold. Renault was away at sea chasing
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to resupply in the Bahamas. Menendez
marched his men through hurricane weather
and the thick, forbidding thatch of Florida
terrain to attack the French settlement
from behind. The battle cry came at dawn.
Menendez and his men slashed and burned
that day until the Caroline settlement was
inhabited only by the Huguenot dead and
the ashes of their former existence.
A few of the French had escaped into the
wild, but were captured soon enough by
Indians Timucuan more friendly with
the Spanish than the French. Back at the
St. Augustine fortifications, the Timucuans
eagerly traded their French hostages. They
had information, too. Hurricane winds
that had obscured the Spanish assault on
Fort Caroline had also been merciless to
the French sailing ships. The Indians told
that a haggard crew of French survivors had
washed ashore and now waited across an
inlet southward on the coast.
So it was on this hasty bit of news that
Menendez and his men were poised to
receive a French emissary sent across the
water to negotiate sanctuary for the huddled
castaways on the opposite bank.
As with all historical accounts, versions
may vary. Whether Men6ndez cunningly
assured safe conduct to all willing to come
over to him or not is subject to debate. In
any case, the consequence of that decision
was soon made clear. For, as the number
of French crew were brought over ten or so
at a time, those who did not convincingly
profess Catholic piety were bound and led
behind the sand dunes. There they were
commanded to kneel in the sand to meet
their Maker by way of a swift axe or sword.
Some days later, word came that a second,
haggard crew of French had assembled
across the same inlet. Menendez and his
men marched determinedly again for the
place of reckoning. Once more, he invited
the entreaties of the French castaways. This
group was more cautious, however, with a
few of the castaways arguing and refusing
to cross. Too wary of risking their lives to
Spanish hands, they ran back along the
beach to some unknown fate.
Finally in exasperation, Jean Ribault
himself went as envoy to negotiate with
Menendez. For whatever assurances he may
have received, the result was a pike through
his heart. In what can be described as a gory
replay of the earlier episode, Menendez and
his men made fast and bloody work of the
remaining French crew.
And so, for a seaside place where now
children play at sand castles or chase colorful
streamers beside the surf, where there's
pleasant fishing and picnicking today, these
events explain the fittingness of the name
by which we know the inlet: Matanzas,
meaning 'place of slaughters.'


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Joblessness in Levy, Citrus and Marion
counties dropped more than a full percentage
point during February, hitting the lowest
rate here since November 2009, according to
today's release of unemployment data from
the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation
(AWI).
Workforce Connection's three-county
region posted a 12.7-percent unemployment
rate, down 1.10 percent since January and
down one percent over the year.
Unemployment in Levy County was 11.4
percent, down from 12.4 percent.
"We are cautiously optimistic about the
unemployment decrease. The employment
growth is certainly a positive sign. We are
hopeful that this will be the turn that we
have all been waiting for and will continue to
be an upward trend."
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate fell from 11.9 percent to
11.5 percent. The non-seasonally adjusted,
dropped from 11.8 percent to 11 percent,
representing the largest over-the-month
decline since 1992, said Becky Rust, AWI's
head of Labor Market Statistics.
"That's a very positive sign," Rust said,
adding that 14 of the state's 22 metropolitan


statistical areas (MSAs) experienced growth.
The Ocala MSA continues to post the
second-highest unemployment rate in the
state behind Palm Coast with 14.9 percent.
Rust said Ocala continues to be hampered by
industry declines in construction and finance.
However, while education and health services
continue to post positive gains, up 400 jobs
or 3 percent during the past 12 months, that
sector has been joined by transportation and
utilities, with 100 jobs for an increase of 4.3
percent since February 2010. Retail trade also
posted a slight uptick.
In Levy County, the number of those with
jobs increased by 63 to 15,260 while those
jobs remained dropped by 182 to 1,962.
Woodring said that Workforce
Connection business development services
include on-the-job training, paid internships
and financial incentives. She added that
Workforce Connection continues to work
with economic development partners
throughout the three-county region to
bring new employers to the area as well as
to provide services and hiring and training
incentives that help new and existing
businesses, large and small.


Dispatch Service continuedfrompage 1
February 21st," he said, "We're already seeing a
decrease using e911. The software has exceeded our R
expectations."
Sullivan told commissioners, "We are already seeing
a decrease in dispatcher workloads."
Silent dispatch, which uses the internet and a
mobile data device such as a laptop, can be used
to route calls that are not high priority, Sullivan
explained. Priority and In-Progress calls will still be
handled over the radio. Lower priority calls can be
handled with the software, which will route the calls
to the appropriate agency with a push of a button. Captain Evan Sullivan
Sullivan used the example of a burglary discovered
after a family has been on vacation as a lower priority
call. A burglary in progress would be handled over the radio.
Mayor Teal Pomeroy, however, questioned the appropriateness of charging most of the
municipalities in the county for dispatch service. Pomeroy's reading of the state statute is that
the county is responsible for providing the funding to whatever agency it designates for 911
and dispatch. "We (in the city) pay 50 cents a call for every cell phone or home phone call,
and we also pay ad valorem tax to provide those services," he said. "The county is responsible
for providing funds by raising ad valorem taxes." The mayor said city residents should not pay
more for service than someone who lives just outside the city limits.
Sheriff Smith told the board that the 911 50-cent tax is for the duration of the 911 call
only, and is different from dispatching. Smith said that the state statute does not require the
Sheriff's Office to dispatch to municipalities.
Grady Hertzog, Chiefland's city manager, asked what would happen if the city did not
elect to pay for the software required to opt-in to silent dispatching, or enhanced 911.
Sheriff Smith said that the Sheriffs Office would only take 911 calls, and dispatchers
will push one button to dispatch calls to whomever is designated in the municipality. The
municipality would then have to provide its own dispatch service.
Sullivan said that the new silent dispatch system is really a win-win situation for everyone,
and provides other management tools that will benefit public safety agencies in the county.
"I can see everybody in the county, and can see what my guys are doing. He said he is
"extremely excited" about the system and does not want Chiefland to "miss the boat."
Commissioner Hudson asked what time that boat left. "October 1," replied the Sheriff.


Smoking Banned in State Prisons


To reduce healthcare costs
and to make our prisons
safer, Florida Department of
Corrections facilities will be
tobacco-free in six months.
After the six months,
cigarettes will be considered
contraband and any inmate
caught smoking will incur
possible discipline including
loss of visitation rights and
gain time.
Smoking bans have
long been in place in all of
Florida's public buildings and
offices, over half of the state
prisons in the US already
have similar bans, and since
2004, all of the prisons in the
Federal Prison system have


banned smoking on prison
grounds.
Major Sheffield of the
Levy County Sheriffs office
said they have not allowed
smoking in the Levy County
Jail for over 15 years.
"Inmate smoking and
second-hand smoking is
costing millions in healthcare
costs each year," said Florida
Department of Corrections
Secretary Edwin Buss.
"Eliminating smoking is a
win for taxpayers, but it's
also a win for employees and
inmates, making our facilities
healthier places to work and
live in, and making them a
little safer too."
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last year in tobacco-related
products. That money went
to the canteen vendor, which
pays the state 96 cents a day
per inmate regardless of what
is purchased in the canteen.
According to state
Department of Corrections
spokeswoman Gretl
Plessinger prisons might
sell inmates patches at their
canteens to quit smoking
instead of selling cigarettes
and lighters. "For inmates,
we are working with the
canteen vendor and may offer
patches," Plessinger said. "If
patches are offered, inmates
will have to pay for those
patches."
In the past year, inmates
hospitalized for tobacco-
related illnesses have cost
Florida taxpayers nearly 9
million dollars. Snuffing
out cigarettes will also result
in cleaner prisons and by
removing lighters will reduce
the chance of arson and the
ability to melt down plastic
objects like toothbrushes to
make shank-type weapons.
The Department is giving
180 days notice to inmates
and will offer smoking
cessation assistance to
inmates requesting help.
Designated smoking areas
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Voting with Their Feet


By Thomas Sowell
Creators Syndicate

The latest published data
from the 2010 census show
how people are moving from
place to place within the
United States. In general,
people are voting with their
feet against places where the
liberal, welfare-state policies
favored by the intelligentsia
are most deeply entrenched.
When you break it down
by race and ethnicity, it is
all too painfully clear what is happening. Both whites and
blacks are leaving California, the poster state for the liberal,
welfare-state and nanny-state philosophy.
Whites are also fleeing the big northeastern liberal,
welfare states like Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania, as well as the same kinds of states in the
midwest, such as Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.
Although California has long been a prime destination
of Asian immigrants and the homes of their descendants,
the 2010 census shows a striking increase in the Asian
American population of Nevada, more so than any other
state. Nevada is adjacent to California but has no income
tax nor the hostile climate for business that California
maintains.
The movement of the black population-- especially
educated young blacks-- is the most striking of all.


Obama On Oil:

Misleading RhE
By Howard Rich
Chairman of Americans for Limited
Government.

President Barack Obama says that
Americans are "tired of talk" when it comes
to rising gas prices. Unfortunately his
administration continues to say one thing and
do another on this critical economic front
- ignoring opportunities to increase our oil
supply while at the same time taking credit for
production gains that he is actively seeking to
dismantle.
Such doublespeak is obviously nothing
new from Mr. Obama although there is
clearly a sense of urgency underlying his latest
deception.
According to AAA, the average price of a
gallon of gas in America reached $3.55 last
week. That's up 43 cents from a month ago -
the second-fastest spike on record.
All told, gas prices have increased by 67
percent since Mr. Obama took office and as
the global economy grapples with a nuclear
crisis in Japan, a sovereign debt crisis in
Europe and war in the Middle East there
is growing concern that further price hikes
could put the brakes on a sluggish economic
recovery."
In an effort to mollify these concerns, on
March 8 the Obama administration released
data showing that domestic oil production at
least in the Gulf of Mexico had risen to its
highest level in seven years.
"From 2008 to 2010, oil production from
the Outer Continental Shelf increased more
than a third from 446 million barrels in
2008 to an more than 600 million barrels of
estimated production in 2010," White House
climate change czar Heather Zichal said.
These figures obtained from the U.S.
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
- were trumpeted by Mr. Obama at a press
conference four days later.
"Any notion that my administration has
shut down oil production might make for
a good political sound bite, but it doesn't
match up with reality," Mr. Obama said. "We
are encouraging offshore exploration and
production."
What the Obama administration
neglects to point out, however, is that this
expanded production is the result of policies
implemented during the administration of
former president George W. Bush. And while


In the past, the massive movements of millions of blacks
out of the South in the early 20th century was one of the
epic migrations of a people-- comparable in size with the
millions of the Irish who fled the famine in Ireland in
the 1840s or the millions of Jews who fled persecution in
Eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In more recent decades, blacks have been moving back
to the South, however. While the overall black population
of the northeastern and midwestern states has not declined
in the past ten years, except in Michigan and Illinois,
the net increase of the black population nationwide has
increasingly been in the South. About half of the national
growth of the black population took place in the South in
the 1970s, two-thirds in the 1990s and three-quarters in
the past 10 years.
While the mass migrations of blacks out of the South
in the early 20th century was to places where there were
already established black communities, such as New York,
Chicago and Philadelphia, much of the current movement
of blacks is away from existing concentrations of black
populations.
Blacks are moving to suburbs, and even to cities like
Minneapolis. Overall, the racial residential segregation
patterns are declining in the great majority of the largest
major metropolitan areas.
Among blacks who moved, the proportions who were
in their prime -- from 20 to 40 years of age-- were greater
than in the black population at large, and college degrees
were more common among them than in the black
population at large. In short, with blacks, as with other
racial or ethnic groups, those with better prospects are


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Mr. Obama announced a modest expansion
of offshore drilling a year ago he reversed
course and imposed a six-month moratorium
on new leases in the wake of the BP oil spill
last summer. Also, earlier this month U.S.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told
reporters that the "Obama moratorium" would
be extended to cover the duration of the
president's first term in office.
So much for supporting expanded
"exploration and production."
More importantly, Mr. Obama neglected
to mention that the EIA figures he used to
highlight increases in domestic production
in 2009 and 2010 show projected decreases
in production in 2011 and 2012 thanks to
his policies. He also failed to point out that
domestic oil production remains 20 percent
below its mid-1990 levels.
In addition to his hostility toward offshore
drilling, Mr. Obama opposes oil exploration
within the 19-million acre Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge as well as exploration beneath
the Arctic Circle where 90 billion barrels
of recoverable oil are waiting, according to a
2008 U.S. Geological Survey report.
Not only that, leaked documents from the
U.S. Department of Interior show that the
Obama administration is considering closing
off huge swaths of the Western United States
to energy exploration without Congressional
approval or the consent of local authorities.
According to a 2009 study by the non-
partisan Congressional Research Service
(CRS), there are currently 167 billion barrels
of recoverable oil in the United States or
enough to replace current OPEC imports for
more than 75 years. Why are our leaders not
using and seeking to expand this supply?
Also, why arewe not more efficiently
managing our existing oil supply? Mr. Obama
has wasted billions of dollars sending green
jobs overseas in pursuit of costly, inefficient
energy alternatives, but what has he done to
make better use of our existing energy sources?
According to Jerry Taylor a senior fellow
at the Cato Institute- simply increasing
the aggregate extraction rate in existing oil
fields from 35 to 40 percent would "be the
equivalent of adding two Saudi Arabias to the
global market."
Americans are indeed "tired of talk" when
it comes to rising gas prices. They are ready for
Mr. Obama to allow supply to increase and
lower those prices before they become an
even bigger drain on our economy.


Letter to the Editor


March 19, 2011
To The Levy County Journal
I am writing this letter in response to the
editorial published in your opinion section
on March 17, 2011 by Thomas Sowell. As a
Union Officer of CWA local 3170, I found
Mr. Sowell's opinion typical of people that
do not understand the mindset of collective
bargaining. Unions were never organized
to create wealth for themselves. Unions
were designed to give the average worker
the political power to maintain a standard
of living unique to this country never seen
before. Workers contribute their hard earned
money voluntarily to the union to support the
local which represents them democratically
with employer disputes and to negotiate pay
and benefits that both sides agree upon. The
opening statement, "unions are for unions
just as corporations are for corporations and
r


politicians are for politicians", is stereotypical
pseudo- intellectual dribble. What a
convenient way to always be in the right.
Give a self righteous opinion that condemns
the actions of all parties. Sowell conveniently
stands on the sideline only to critic those that
make it all work. Now that the public sector
unions are under attack, he simply gets on
the wagon to say that all of these workers are
"getting a free lunch." Mr. Sowell apparently
holds that corporations should not make
money, union members must remain in poverty
and except what they get without the right to
negotiate pay, and the government politicians
as a whole are not for the people who elect
them. His article was not an opinion; it was
the blathering of a man having a bad day.
Regards,
RobertArnold
CWALocaI3170


leaving the states that are repelling their most productive
citizens in general with liberal policies.
Detroit is perhaps the most striking example of a once
thriving city ruined by years of liberal social policies.
Before the ghetto riot of 1967, Detroit's black population
had the highest rate of home-ownership of any black urban
population in the country, and their unemployment rate
was just 3.4 percent.
It was not despair that fueled the riot. It was the riot
which marked the beginning of the decline of Detroit to its
current state of despair. Detroit's population today is only
half of what it once was, and its most productive people
have been the ones who fled.
Treating businesses and affluent people as prey, rather
than assets, often pays off politically in the short run-- and
elections are held in the short run. Killing the goose that
lays the golden egg is a viable political strategy.
As whites were the first to start leaving Detroit, its then
mayor Coleman Young saw this only as an exodus of people
who were likely to vote against him, enhancing his re-
election prospects.
But what was good for Mayor Young was disastrous for
Detroit.
There is a lesson here somewhere, but it is very doubtful
if either the intelligentsia or the politicians will learn it.
Tofind out more about Thomas Sowell and readfeatures by
other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the
Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com. Thomas
Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is www.tsowell.
cor. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM


The Weiner Waiver Wormhole


By Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate

New York Democratic Rep. Anthony
Weiner toasted the one-year anniversary of
Obamacare this week -- and accidentally
spilled his champagne glass all over the
disastrous, one-size-fits-all mandate.
Ostensibly one of the federal health care law's
staunchest defenders, Weiner exposed its
ultimate folly by pushing for a special cost-
saving regulatory exemption for New York
City.
If it's good for the city Weiner wants to
be mayor of, why not for each and every
individual American and American business
that wants to be free of Obamacare's
shackles?
Weiner joins a bevy of the "Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act's" loudest
cheerleaders -- unions, foundations and left-
leaning corporations -- in clamoring for more
waivers for favors. (The list of federal waiver
recipients now tops 1,000, covering more
than 2.6 million workers.) And he follows
a gaggle of health care takeover-promoting
Democrats maneuvering on Capitol Hill for
get-out-of-Obamacare loopholes.
At a speech before the George Soros-
supported Center for American Progress, as
reported by Politico.com, Weiner revealed
that he's "in the process now of trying to see
if we can take (President Barack Obama)
up on" a favor waiver and is "taking a look
at all of the money we spend in Medicaid
and Medicare and maybe New York City
can come up with a better plan." Echoing all
the Republican critics of Obamacare who
objected to top-down rules that override
local variations in health care expenditures,
Weiner explained: "I'm just looking internally
to whether the city can save money and have
more control over its own destiny."
More local control over taxpayers' destiny,
eh? Give that man a "Hands Off My Health
Care" sign, a Gadsden flag and a tea party
membership card ASAP!
I kid, of course. The ultimate agenda of
many waiver-seekers is to create a wormhole
path to even more radical restructuring of the
health system. Weiner has brazenly called
for a single-payer "public option" to replace


Obamacare .......
should it be
repealed. .,
Democratic
Sen. Ron
Wyden of
Oregon has
also crusaded
for more
Kabuki i
"flexibility"
in the law
through a
bipartisan
state waiver proposal.
But as The Heritage Foundation noted, the
plan "simply changes a date on an existing
'state innovation' provision of Obamacare
from 2017 to 2014 -- still well after the
federal Obamacare infrastructure has been
cemented in place." And it is essentially
"a back-door vehicle for progressive states
to enact the 'public option' and speed up
the establishment of a single-payer system
for health care." White House health care
advisers Nancy-Ann DeParle and Stephanie
Cutter further reinforced in a conference call
to liberal advocates that the bill would help
states implement single-payer health care
plans, such as those tested in Connecticut
and Vermont.
Weiner argues that the waiver process
dispels "this notion that the government
is shoving the bill down people's throats."
But only the politically connected, deep-
pocketed, lawyered-up and Beltway-
savvy can apply. And the White House
refuses to shed more light on its decision-
making process. Obama's selective favor
waivers simply underscore the notion that
unaccountable regulatory bureaucrats are
presiding over government by the cronies, for
the cronies and of the cronies.
Real control over our destinies means
flexibility and choice for all. Repeal is the
ultimate democratic waiver.
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@gnail.com.
COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM


Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
Three years ago I was hired by Tarmac as a receptionist to work part-time in their Inglis office. I was
already working one part-time job, so the extra work with Tarmac was a really helpful. It allowed me
to basically work full time, which is hard to do in this economy since there just aren't many good jobs
available. My job with Tarmac was even more important when I got laid off from my other job two
years ago. Knowing the financial difficulty I would have only working part-time, Tarmac increased my
hours some to make up for part of my lost hours.
But that's not the only thing Tarmac has done for me. When I got pregnant and had to go on bed
rest, Tarmac allowed my husband to fill in for me, since he already knew a lot about the project, so
that we could continue to receive a paycheck. How many employers would do that? I was surprised and
thankful and was able to relax a little more during my pregnancy without the stress of wondering how to
pay my bills with no income.
People talk all the time about employers treating you like family, and I see it happening every day
with Tarmac. I don't feel like someone who is "just an employee", but as someone who the company
values when I come into work day.
I'm not sure what the future holds, but I am certain that if Tarmac opens in Levy County, there will
be a lot of stories like mine.
Sincerely,
Nonie Lambert-Gugleman /s/, Inglis

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Worship Notices
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Fish Fry and
Yard Sale "...
The St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will hold a fish fry I ,
Friday, April 1 and Friday April 8, at the church on 27A from 5 to 7
pm. April 1 will have dining in or to go dinners. i .
The April 8 fish fry will be to go only after the spring yard sale
the same day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Yard Sale will continue on
Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have a large assortment
of furniture, appliances, clothing and household items. Come -
early for the best choices! We are still accepting items if you are el. 3
downsizing or have treasures you no longer have room for.
Spring Clean-Up at Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery,
Apr. 9
The annual clean-up day at Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery, located 6 miles nort
Saturday, April 9, 2011, beginning at 9 a.m. at the cemetery. Many area (ole' tim
clean-up and then enjoy a covered dish lunch. Bring your lawn chairs. For more i
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Mother's Day and Father's Day Sale Extravaganza April 9
Please come and join us at Turning Point Ministries, 16750 NW 60 Ave. in Trenton, on Saturday
April 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. We want to make it easier for you to shop for that special someone. We will
have items for women and men at our one-stop shopping extravaganza.
Everyone is welcome, so don't miss the excitement. There is something for everyone. Come and
support your local Independent Consultants and Turning Point Ministry.
We are also having a silent auction with all the proceeds going to Turning Point Ministry. There
will be items to bid on from the community, such as: Avon, Arbonne, Blessings Unlimited, Dov
Chocolate Discoveries, Nature Burst, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy and Thirty
One. For more information call us at 352-463-1882. We hope to see you there.
Freedom Forum at First Baptist of Chiefland, Apr. 12
The Liberty Counsel will be hosting a Pastor and Church Leader Freedom Forum at the First
Baptist Church of Chiefland on US Alt 27, on Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Liberty
Counsel's Senior Litigation Counsel Harry Mihet will conduct the Forum which will cover many
subjects crucial to pastors and their congregations, concerning life, liberty and the morality of our
nation.
Do not miss this opportunity to become informed of our legal rights. This forum is not about a
political party but about voting and promoting righteousness in our nation. There is no cost to you. All
pastors and concerned Christians are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Teresa Crissman of the Liberty Counsel at 1-800-671-1776.
Fish Fry and Lite Lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church
The Fish Fry at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday April 8th from 5
to 7 p.m. We are Located 3 miles N. of the town of Williston on Hwy 27A. Fish, French fries,
hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and your choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits will be
served.
Adults $7, Senior Citizen Meal (slightly smaller portion) $6, and Children $4 (Under 12). Take out
orders welcome. Come and join us for good food and a fun family atmosphere.
Also, we invite the community to share a Lite Lunch with us on Wednesday April 20th, from 12
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge or obligation of any
kind. Come enjoy a meal and fellowship.
Bronson United Methodist Church
Holy Week Events Schedule
Sunday School: April 17th at 8:45 a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service: April 24th at
Palm Sunday: April 17th service at 9:45 a.m. 6:30 a.m. (outside) with Drama Group
Maundy Thursday Service: April 21st at 7 p.m. Presentation of Easter Story followed by
Good Friday Meditation: April 22nd at Noon. breakfast in fellowship hall.
Saturday, April 23rd at 8 p.m. Drama Group Sunday School on Easter April 24th at 8:45 a.m.
Presentation of Easter Story (outside) followed Sunday Service on Easter April 24th at 9:45 a.m.
by ice cream social in fellowship hall.


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Training Up


this Day
When I was a kid we didn't have cable
T.V., we had rabbit ears, and I was considered
the remote. With enough tin foil, we might
be able to pick up all three channels. There
were cartoons on Saturday, Church broadcast
on Sunday, and at midnight the National
Anthem was played and they shut her down.
I'm thinking maybe those were the good
old days. Though I suppose television had
its flaws back then too. Those "Hee Haw"
girls were awful risque, and Buck Owens
would always be singing, "Gloom, despair,
and agony on me." (Talking about a song you
don't want stuck in your head!) Then there
were the soaps. They brought more than their
share of unneeded drama into America's
households. And how could we forget
Saturday morning wrestling? (Or "rastlin"
as we called it in Mississippi) It was there
I experienced the first ding in my armor of
innocence.
I was just five years old, sitting alone in
front of my grandmother's big console one
day as the wrestling came on. I'd never seen
such. My jaw slung open like a snaggled
toothed fly trap. There was this good guy in
a white hat, named Cowboy Bill. He took
to fighting this dark seedy character whose
name now escapes me. Cowboy was doing
real good, until old seedy started cheating
and dug down into his trunks for a chain.
The referee must've been easily distracted,
because he missed the whole thing! Seedy
wrapped that chain around his fist and
socked poor ole' Cowboy right in the kisser.
A few minutes later, when Cowboy Bill


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16655NWCR339
Trenton, FL. 32693
352-463-2151
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Sunday School................................ ........... 9:15a.m Dr. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Morning Worship................................8:00&10:30a.m. Rev. RickeyWhitley, Minister of
Evening Worship...................................00 p.m. Evangelism & Youth
Wednesday Night Service Rev. EmanuelHarris, Ministerof
AWANA ......................... .................. 6:30 8:15 p.m. Education &Children
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career............7:00 p.m. Charles Brock, Music Director
Nursery provided for all services ~ Jared Douglas, Collega & Career


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breath escaped me. A wave of fear pounced
on my back and I ran into my Mimi's
bedroom and hid under her bed. I realize
now it was fake, but that day I laid there until
I cried myself to sleep.
I was reminded of this the other day while
I was at a kid's birthday party. Three older
little boys were herding up together and
whispering with such goggle-eyed passion I
purposed to ease closer and get in on the big
secret.
"I snuck up behind this guy and put
the gun against his head and blew it clean
off," the one was saying. "There was blood
spurting everywhere!" They all laughed.
Now my eyes were goggled. I must be
overhearing some sort of awful confession.
Another kid responded with an equally
gruesome tale. I wanted to run and hide
under a bed somewhere! Then it dawned on
my lightning fast mind, these young tuffs
were just talking about their exploits on a
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LAURIE MARINE WHEELER
Miss Laurie Maurine Wheeler of Jacksonville,
Fla. passed away Friday, March 18, 2011. She
was 41.
Laurie, daughter of the late Wandle and
Susan Wheeler, lived her first 18 years in Cross
City. She graduated from Chiefland High
School in 1987 and then moved to Jacksonville
where she resided until her death.
Laurie is survived by her brothers, Trey Wheeler
ofJacksonville and Phillip Wheeler of Trenton,
Fla.; her uncle, Steve Wheeler of Buckingham,
Va.; her aunt, Elizabeth Quincy of Trenton and
uncle, Richard Chancey of Salem, Ala.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March
26, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Cross City Cemetery with
Rev. Ed Ivey officiating. A visitation was held at
the funeral home at 10 a.m. the morning of the
service.
Arrangements were placed under the direction
of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City,
Florida, 352-498-5400.
ANNIE WILMA MCDANIEL
Mrs. Annie Wilma McDaniel passed away at
her home in Steinhatchee, Fla. Monday, March
21, 2011. She was 82.
Mrs. McDaniel moved to Steinhatchee, from
Tampa, Fla. in 1989. She worked for 5 years at
Myers Bakery in Blytheville, Ark. and 3 years
for Del Monte Canning Kitchens in Tampa but
her calling was being a homemaker and mother.
She was a member of the Friendship Chapel
Church of God in Steinhatchee and enjoyed
going to flea markets.
Mrs. McDaniel is survived by her husband
Earl McDaniel of Steinhatchee; son Jack R.
McDaniel of Steinhatchee; daughters, Edna


(Earl) Edwards and JoAnn Spires, both
of Steinhatchee; brother, James Randolph
of Texarkana, Ark.; six grandchildren, 18
great-grandchildren and two great-great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were placed under the direction
of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City,
Florida, 352-498-5400.
AUDREY G. ANDERS
Audrey G. Anders of Brandon and formerly
of Ruskin, Fla., born on Oct. 5, 1925, died
March 19, 2011 at the Sun City Center Hospice
House in Ruskin after a brief period of declining
health. She was 85 years of age.
Born in St. Cloud, Fla., Audrey was the
daughter of the late James B. and Grace S.
(Hickman) Tyner. Audrey graduated from
Hillsborough High in Tampa in 1943 and Elgin
Community College in Elgin, Ill. in 1982.
Audrey was a former writer for The Water
Skier magazine and a member of the Authors
Guild. In her early years, Audrey worked in
a bank and as a church secretary. She retired
from employment as a medical transcriptionist.
Audrey was an active person throughout her life
and enjoyed square dancing and aerobics. She
enjoyed the sports of waterskiing and tennis
and won trophies in tournament competition
in both. Audrey had many fond memories of
residing for two years on Kwajalein Atoll in the
Marshall Islands, 1971-73, with her former and
late husband, James Anders, and son David.
While living there she started a waterskiing club
on the island. Audrey had a winning personality
and was enthusiastic about life. She will be
greatly missed.


Audrey was predeceased by her parents;
husband James Anders; and her brother James.
B. Tyner, Jr.
She is survived by her two sons, David Anders
and Robeit Anders and his wife Diane; two
grandchildren, Jon Anders and his wife, Anjali,
and Sarah Anders; a brother, Dr. Clyde Tyner;
and beloved extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends were invited to visit with
Audrey's family on Mar. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m.
at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston where
her funeral was held at 2 p.m. on the same day.
Interment followed at Orange Hill Cemetery in
Williston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
sent to USF Health, Byrd Alzheimer's Institute,
4001 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613.
All arrangements were placed under the care
of Knauff Funeral Home in Williston, Fla.
(352)- 528-3481.
SAMUEL L. RUSK
Samuel L. Rusk of Old Town passed away
March 21, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in
Jacksonville. He was 84 years of age.
He is survived by his children, Allen Rusk
and Johnny Rusk, both of Jacksonville, Linda
Midgett of Callahan, Billy Slaughter of
Chiefland and Gordon Slaughter of Dunnellon,
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday March 25, 2001
at 11 a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with
Bro. Billy Slaughter officiating. Burial followed
the service at Jonesville Community Cemetery
in Newberry. Visitation was Thursday, March
24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland,


352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent
through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com.
EULA ESTHER CANNON
Eula Esther Cannon of Chiefland, Fla., born
on October 24, 1927, passed away on March 22,
2011. She was 83 years of age.
She was born in Brantley County, Ga. to
Henry and Eula Leggett. She lived most of her
life in Chiefland. She retired as a carrier for the
Gainesville Sun. She was a member of Bible
Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of
the Chiefland V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She was
a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great
grandmother.
Mrs. Cannon was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband of 54 years Kenneth C.
Cannon Sr.; brothers, Henry Leffler Leggett and
Vernon S. "Mutt" Leggett.
She is survived by her daughters: Gail Fowler
(Ed) of Orlando, Barbara Scott (Bob) of Bell,
Janice Beckham (Frankie) of Hawthorne; son
Kenneth C. Cannon Jr. (Dorothy) of Chiefland;
Brother William "Billy" Leggett of Trenton; 11
grandchildren.and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family planned a memorial service on
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Knauff
Funeral Home-Chiefland with Reverend Marty
Medford officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff
Funeral Home-Chiefland.
ROBERT E. WALKER
Robert E. Walker of Williston, born on June
14, 1931, passed away March 24, 2011 at Shands
Health Care in Gainesville, Fla. He was 79
years of age. He was born to Albert and Pernie
Walker in Decatur, Alabama. Robert founded
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For over 16 years, continues to
present the inspirational words
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Sunday: Family Worship Service:
10:30am
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Foss Foam, a fiberglass manufacturing company, in 1978, in
Clearwater Florida. He loved to fish and travel in his spare time.
He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was devoted to his
family and was a terrific father and grandfather. Robert has lived
in this area from 2003 coming from Belleview, Fla.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Maxine
Walker.
He is survived by his son Robert A. Walker (Trish); daughter
Joyce Dunkin (Bill); sister Doris McCoy; grandchildren: Ethan
Walker (Holly), Joy Hansen (Michael), David Walker (Jenette),
Erin Hansen, Scott Dunkin; great-grandchildren: Hailey
Hansen, Deanna Hansen, Derrick Hansen, David Hansen, Jackie
Walker and Andrew Walker.
The family will have a memorial service in his honor on Sat.,
April 2, 2011. For more information please call Bob Walker at
(352) 318-0373.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home,
Williston, Fla.
VICTOR EARL MIKELLJR.
Victor Earl Mikell Jr., "Mike," of Crestview, Fla, born on July
11, 1948 died Thursday, March 24, with family by his side. He
was 62 years of age. The son of Doris and Earl Mikell, Mike
was born in Gainesville and was proud to be a native Floridian
and an enthusiastic and loyal Gator fan. He married his high
school sweetheart Kaye in 1970 and settled in Okaloosa County.
Mike started his own grassing company and later continued his
environmental concerns by designing and patenting an artificial
hay bale to prevent soil erosion. He developed multiple myeloma
in 2005 but Mike was blessed by God when the cancer went into
remission and he continued working on his other erosion designs.
Just recently, he acquired myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and
endured multiple strokes. Mike received care at Fort Walton
Beach Medical Clinic, Shoal Creek Rehabilitation Center, and
Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mike's family is
especially appreciative and blessed by the caregivers God placed
in his path.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Earl Mikell;
his younger brothers, Chuck and baby brother Jeff; and his
grandparents Rubin and NellJerrels.
The love of Mike's life was his family and he is survived
by his wife of almost 41 years, Kaye; his three children: twin
daughters Tyler Winkler (Jeff) and Piper Mandigo (John) and
his son Zachary Mikell; his first-born granddaughter Mischa
Noelle Mandigo; his mother Doris Mikell of Williston; and his
sister Cathy Mikell of Gainesville. Numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends loved Mike and enjoyed his sense of humor
and optimistic view of life. Mike will be missed.
Visitation with family was held in Crestview at the First
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Sunday, March 27,
from 2 to 4 p.m.. Graveside service at Orange Hill Cemetery in


Williston, Florida, was held on Thursday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m.
KnauffFuneral Home in Williston was in charge of
arrangements. Contributions may be made to the University of
Florida Foundation Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in
the name of Mike Mikell.
WILTON DAVID "KORDE" OSTEEN
Wilton David "Korde" Osteen of Old
Town passed away Friday, March 25, 2011
Sas a result of a traffic accident. He was 21.
Korde was a lifetime resident of Dixie
County graduating from Dixie County
High School in 2008. He worked for
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as a maintenance mechanic. As a member
of the Shired Island hunting club, he
enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding in
the woods. He adored playing with his niece McKayla. Korde
attended New Prospect Baptist Church.
Korde was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Buddy
Howell and David Osteen.
He is survived by his parents, Chris and Amy Osteen of Old
Town and Cheryl Howell of Trenton, Fla.; paternal grandmother,
Deloras Osteen of Cross City and maternal grandparents, Cecile
and Ed Stemple of Cross City; brother Kyle Lamb of Old Town;
sisters, Kristen (Clint) Hope Jackson of Cross City and Bailee
Osteen of Old Town; and niece, McKayla Jackson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 11 a.m.
at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Ivey
and Rev. Doug Cobb officiating. Interment followed at New
Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held at the
funeral home Monday evening, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements were placed under the direction of the Rick
Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.
DELORES K. MACHILASKI
Delores K. Machilaski of Chiefland, Fla., born on October 16,
1927, passed away on March 28, 2011. She was 83 years of age.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois and was of the Catholic
faith and a member of St. Johns Evangelist Catholic Church of
Chiefland. She moved to Chiefland in 2004 from Perry, Fla. She
worked as a clerk most of her life. She enjoyed watching TV and
watching the birds outside from her window. She was an animal
lover, especially cats. She also loved going out to eat with family
and friends.
Delores is survived by her daughter Marianne C. Dean; son
Paul S. Machilaski; grandson John C. Colson and her good
friends Pat Kizer and Carole Logue. She will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Mom.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 6 to 7:00
p.m. at KnauffFuneral Home-Chiefland. Graveside services will


be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11a.m. at Bethel Baptist
Cemetery with Father Joe McDonnell officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-
Chiefland.
WILBERT ERRINGTON WILSON
Wilbert Errington Wilson of Bronson, born on July 14,
1931, passed away on March 27, 2011 at North Fl. Regional
in Gainesville. He was 79 years of age. He was born in St.
Petersburg, Fla. to Walter and Helen Wilson. He served in the
United States Army during the Korean conflict. He moved from
Davie, Fla. to Levy County in 1985 and joined the Assembly of
Faith Church in Bronson. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and wood
working.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sybil Wilson;
his son James Wilson (Colima); three granddaughters and four
great-grandchildren with one on the way.
A visitation will be held at Knauff Funeral Home in Williston
on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral
service will be held on Thursday at Knauff Funeral Home at
3:00 p.m. with burial following at Orange Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Knauff Funeral Home in
Williston (352)528-3481.
JAMES BRANSON FORD
James Branson Ford of Chiefland, Fla., born on July 10, 1937,
passed away on March 28, 2011. He was 73 years of age.
He was born in Hopkinsville, Ky. to Luke and Eugenia
Ford. He served in the United States Army. He worked as
an iron worker and retired from the Iron Workers Local 395
in Hammond, Ind. He moved to Chiefland in 2001 from
Merrillville, Ind. He was of the Holiness faith. He was also a
member of the Masonic Porter Lodge #137 in Valparaiso, Ind.
He enjoyed restoring and working on bicycles, reading and
messing around with CB radios. He was known as a tinkerer and
could fix anything. His family describes him as a jack of all trades
and master of them all. He was also an animal lover, especially
dogs.
Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents and sons, Glen
Alien Ford and Kenneth Richard Ford.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Rose Ford; sons, James
H. Ford and Dale R. Ford (Marilyn); daughters, Cheryl Wentz
(Phil) and Donna R. Downey (Duane); brother Glen Ray Ford
(Danita); sister Esteene Salusgiver; 10 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
A visitation is being held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 6
to 8 p.m. at KnauffFuneral Home-Chiefland. A funeral service
will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-
Chiefland.


County-Wide Events


For-Profit Business Opportunity April 7
State and Local Training Dollars are Available to For-Profit
Businesses. College of Central Florida CF Institute, Workforce
Connection and Marion County EDC are sponsoring an
information session. It is FREE and open only to for-profit
companies in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Learn how
to apply for or obtain Quick Response Training, Incumbent
Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants.
Thursday, April 7, 8-11 a.m. at three locations in Levy, Citrus
and Marion counties.
CF Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland; Ewers
Century Center, Room 107, CF Ocala Campus; CF Citrus
Campus, Building C4, Room 103, Lecanto.Seating is limited.
Register now by contacting Barbara Trebilcock, manager for
CF Institute at 352-854-2322, ext. 1284, or Trebilcock@cf.edu
Levy County Farm Bureau Scholarships
Levy County Farm Bureau is accepting applications for
our 2011 Academic & Career/Technical Scholarship Awards.
Deadline for applications is April 29. Please call 352-493-4780
for details.
Levy County Schools Cycle for Education April 16
If you want to get a guaranteed t-shirt with your paid
registration fee for the Cycle for Education ride the deadline
is March 25. The Levy County Schools Foundation is again
hosting the Cycle for Education ride on the Nature Coast State
(Greenway) Trail on April 16 with kickoff from 8 to 10 a.m.
Registration will be at the Chiefland Shopping Center at 102
North Main St. Hwy 19/98 in Chiefland with a complimentary
lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ride will include Levy,


Gilchrist, and Dixie counties from Chiefland to Fanning
Springs to Cross City and even cross over the Suwannee
River. Come and join us to help our schools. There will be
refreshments along the way also. The registration form can be
found at www.levyschoolsfoundation.org and click the Cycle for
Education link.
Levy County Fair News
It's time for the Levy County Fair, April 7 through the 10 at
the Williston Airport Industrial Park on Highway 41 South.
Four fun-filled days of music, rides and great tasting food.
Free rides, free entertainment every day. ONE LOW GATE
ADMISSION INCLUDES IT ALL. South Bound Band
on Friday night, Shane Wooten Band on Saturday night and
unlimited midway rides. General admission $10. Seniors 62 and
over $5. Advance tickets on sale now. Get all the info at www.
levycountyfair.com.
ViVA! 2011-Polynesian Bash for Haven Hospice, Apr. 2
ViVA! 2011-Polynesian Bash will feature delectable,
Polynesian-inspired food, along with lively music, a gaming
tent, a cigar roller, live and silent auctions and much more.
The seventh annual benefit for Haven Hospice returns to
the Rembert Farm in Alachua at 5:30 p.m., Sat. Apr. 2.
Reservations and tickets are required. The cost is $150 per guest.
For tickets or more information on becoming a sponsor of ViVA!
2011 -Polynesian Bash, please contact Stephanie Brod at 352-
271-4665, or log onto www.vivameanslife.org.
SHINE Answers Questions about Medicare,
April 6 and 20
Do you have questions about your options for Medicare,


Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part
D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings?
If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with
the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, for one-on-one
counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential
assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline
at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer.
SHINE will be at: Williston Public Library on Wed, April 6th,
10:00-Noon; Bronson Public Library on Wed, April 6th, 1:30-
3:30 p.m.; and Chiefland Senior Center on Wed, April 20th,
from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race April 30
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!
LC Cattlemen and Landowners' Association
Meeting April 21
The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners' Association is
having its spring meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
The location is Don Quincey's home on the Suwannee River.
Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would
like additional information call the Levy County Extension office
(353-486-5131) or the secretary-treasurer (352-528-3119).


Guy Sheffield continuedfrompage 6
You may call me old fashioned, but I
say, "SHAME!" Shame on us as a society
for producing such violent garbage for our
children. Shame on us as parents for not
nurturing and protecting them from it. Do
we really need a cheap babysitter so bad
that we would allow their little hearts to be
conditioned to such brutality?
Paul exhorted us- (Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue, and if
there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 KJV) Wouldn't that principle
apply to our kids?
I've heard the tortured arguments about
how we have to prepare our children for the
"real" world. Well, I know the Creator of the
real world, and He says- (Train up a child in
the way he should go: and when he is old, he
will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 KVJ)
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of different bogus bills in an attempt to keep
up with what the counterfeiters are doing.
They study our own U.S. currency and strive
to learn every particular detail of the real
deal. Then when someone tries to pass off a
fake, they know immediately it's not to be
accepted. It's the same way with our children.
They should be offended by gratuitous
violence, and all other manner of evil. Are we
teaching them to embrace it?
But anyway- I don't feel bad about
sheltering my kids. Not for one moment. I
want them to feel safe under my protection.
At least until I am confident they have full
faith in God's. I don't believe searing a child's
conscience prepares them to be a warrior
for God. Yes, they may eventually face their
share of dark seedy characters, but when that
time comes, I want them to do just that; face
them. I don't want them to be one of them!
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CHS Honors Students Get In-the-Field Learning


The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect
outdoor classroom. Real world learning changes everything: the
experience stays with students, they see science in action, and it's a
career eye-opener. Lita Weingardt, Science teacher at Chiefland
High School, wanted her students to get a jump on others by
getting some in-the-field learning before the test.
"I was very impressed with the knowledge of our guide, Refuge
Forester Daniel Barrand. He covered several key concepts using
real-life examples that will help many of my Advanced Placement
Environmental Science students when taking their AP test in
May", says Lita Weingardt. "The flip charts Mr Barrand developed
really helped us understand where we were in the Refuge and also
helped us understand soil horizons."
Barrand took the Honors Science class on a hayride through
several beautiful ecosystems in the Refuge, stopping several times
to point out the soil types present in each and how the soil type
determines the type of habitat that will flourish there. The class
also examined an ongoing insect research project being conducted
by US Department of Agriculture.
"I enjoyed being able to experience, firsthand, the ecosystems
that we have been learning about in class. It was fun!" says junior
BobbyJo Ridgeway.
W,:, i r.I r reported, "Ranger Darty's presentation on
conservation careers opened the eyes of many of my students to
the multitude of opportunities for environmental careers and the
benefits of working in the federal system. My students were quite
surprised at the end of the day with an impromptu presentation by CHS students flare
"macho" firefighter Jaclyn Solodovnick just back from fighting a "I learned about h
fire along 1-95. Her petite stature made quite an impression on my the environment tha
students, I overheard one saying 'Wow, she can carry a 45-pound interesting was wate
pack 5 miles in an hour!"' he Refuge Rang



Bronson Elementary


is Ready!


Where can you find a beautiful school
campus, amazing students, phenomenal teachers,
dedicated supportive staff members, and an
upcoming assessment that is administered
throughout the entire state of Florida? Right
here, in your local community, you can find
Bronson Elementary School. It's the time of
year that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students,
teachers, and parents have all been preparing for
all year long. Since the Fall, our students have
been learning new material, reviewing material
taught in previous grade levels, as well as applying
all of the Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards applicable to their grade level.
It is the dedication of our students, faculty, and
staff that help us soar to the top. Over the next
few weeks we have many motivating, exciting,
and rewarding opportunities for our students to
participate in. These events are implemented
to help encourage all of our students, especially
those that will be taking the FCAT assessment
April 11 through April 21. Some of these
incredible opportunities include the NED Show.
The NED show is a yoyo presentation that is also
a motivational speaking engagement. In addition
to the NED show, many, if not all of our Bronson
Eagles will become "Walking Billboards" to
encourage their fellow classmates during FCAT.
Students across all grade levels at BES will


be designing their own t-shirt and wearing it
throughout the weeks of FCAT to encourage all
of our students to do their best.
We will also be hosting another humorous,
yet motivating skit put on by teachers and staff
members to remind students that we know they
are ready!
FCAT is their time to shine, and show
everyone what they know! It's nice to kick off
this time of year with lots of laughter, fun, and
motivation!
Student success is not only based on what we
present at school, but also what is done at home.
If you have a student that attends Levy County
schools, and will be taking the FCAT assessment
in the upcoming weeks, please be sure to support
your child and school. Ensure that they get a well
balanced breakfast the morning of testing, as
well as a well balanced dinner the night before.
A reasonable bedtime is an essential contributor
to student readiness when they sit down to take
their assessment. With your help, and all that
your students have been learning throughout their
education, they are ready to tame the FCAT!
Good luck to all students! Take advantage of your
time to shine, and show what you know!
Caryl M. Carlisle
Reading Coach, Bronson Elementary School


Suwannee River Fair Winners All


The Suwannee River Fair
produced some true winners
this year and the figures
confirm it. The sales total
for last year were $580,000
but this year they totaled
$615,233. Way to go to all
the participants who raised
and showed their animals,
the parents and families who
supported their kids, the
sponsors who make it possible,
and the buyers who top off the
event with a monetary reward.
Following is a list of those
who won ribbons and their
buyers but all who participated
and attended were winners as a
part of a community that puts
boots on the ground to make
4H and the Suwannee River
Fair such a blessing to us all.
The Awards Night will be on
April 14th at 6:30 p.m. at Old
Town Elementary School.
HEIFER SHOW:
Grand Champion Shelbi
McCall of Dixie Middle FFA;
Reserve Champion Kole
Starnes of Williston Middle
FFA.
Primary Showmanship:
1st Maddilyn Johnson of
Farm Pals 4H, 2nd Presley
Paulling of Lil Farmers 4H,
3rd Douglas Simpson III of


Riverside Wranglers 4H.
Junior Showmanship: 1st
Shelbi McCall, 2nd Baylee
Etheridge of Williston
Middle FFA, 3rd Ty Barber of
Bronson Middle FFA.
Senior Showmanship: 1st
Erin Jones of Trenton Sr. FFA,
2nd Nathan Thisse of Osceola
4H, 3rd Payton Parnell of
Chiefland Sr FFA.
HOME GROWN FEEDER
SHOW:
Grand Champion Nathan
Thisse of Osceola 4H;
Reserve Champion -
Trenton Sr. FFA shown by
Olivia Rogers.
HOME GROWN MARKET
SHOW:
Grand Champion Bryn
Thomas of Chiefland Middle
FFA;
Reserve Champion Quin
Johnson of Lil Farmers 4H.
DAIRY COW SHOW:
Grand Champion Shelbi
McCall of Dixie Middle FFA;
Reserve Champion Lori
Harrison of Trenton Sr. FFA.
Primary Showmanship: 1st
Austin Bagby of Lil Farmers
4H, 2nd Samantha Johnson-
Streit of Busy Bees 4H.
Junior Showmanship: 1st
Kacee Langford of Trenton


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Middle FFA, 2nd Aaron
Brown of Trenton Middle
FFA, 3rd Shelbi McCall of
Dixie Middle FFA.
Senior Showmanship: 1st
Taylor Langford of Trenton
Sr. FFA, 2nd Peaches Smith
of Bell Sr. FFA, 3rd Lori
Harrison of Trenton Sr. FFA.
POULTRY SHOW:
Grand Champion Sam
Mills of Double Sink 4H;
Reserve Champion Kailee
Hurst of Cross City 4H.
CREATIVE LIFE SKILLS
SHOW:
Best of Show Winners
Foods -Jolene Sanders;
Photography- Samantha
Dunn; Clothing Kinsey
Ward; Program Cover -
Victoria Hutson; Textiles -
Whitney Stemple; Handicrafts
- Amber Depew.
RABBIT SHOW:
Grand Champion Sam
Mills of Double Sink 4H;
Reserve Champion -
Nicholas Messina of Cross
City 4H.
DAIRY GOAT SHOW:
Junior Doe Grand
Champion Danielle Holstein
of Bell Sr. FFA;
Junior Doe Reserve
Champion Samantha Owens
of Wilcox 4H;
Senior Doe Grand
Champion Danielle Holstein
of Bell Sr. FFA;
Senior Doe Reserve
Champion Demetrius


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low many types of jobs went along with helping education, getting youngsters outside in nature, and free public
at I did not know before. One job that I found programming. If your.classroom, club, or scouting group would
r quality technician," said Senior Carrie Toler. like to visit, call (352) 493-0238.
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Florida's House Passes


Student Success Act


By Kathy Hilliard
Staff Writer


On March 16, the Florida House of
Representatives passed the Student Success
Act in Florida. This 80-39 majority vote
clears the way for the Student Success and
Teacher Quality bill to become law and
exhibits the strong consensus that legislators
are serious about ensuring that Florida
classrooms have the very best teachers
and curriculum for our future citizens and
workers.
Included in this legislation are:
* Elimination of the Last-in, First Out
(LIPO) form of replacing or removing
teachers. The LIFO method states that
if reduction in the workplace decisions
must be made, it is the last teachers
hired that get fired, not the most
ineffective ones, thereby leaving in place
teachers with seniority not necessarily
effectiveness in the classroom. With
the new bill in place teachers with the
highest performance levels on their
evaluations will be the last ones to
be released. In fact, the language in
the bill prohibits retention based on
seniority.
* Notification to parents if their child is
placed in a classroom with an ineffective
teacher.
* Publishing of teacher ratings by school and
district, not by teacher's name, so that
parents can make informed decisions
as to the right school in which to place
their children.
* Limitation of tenure over time. This will
end the automatic contract renewal for
teachers regardless of performance.
Districts will have the option not to
renew contracts due to unsatisfactory
performance.
* Reformation of teacher evaluation and
compensation. The new standards will
include student achievement in the ratio
but will not limit that to just student test
scores alone so that growth is included
rather than just performance. Factors
such as student disabilities, attendance,
and English proficiency will also be


Bowers of Windy Meadows
4H.
FEEDER STEER SHOW:
Grand Champion Lowgan
Daniels of Bell Middle FFA;
Reserve Champion Kayla
Petty of Dixie Sr. FFA.
Primary Showmanship: 1st
Will Childers of Riverside
Wranglers 4H, 2nd Douglas
Simpson III of Riverside
Wranglers 4H, 3rd Maddilyn
Johnson of Farm Pals 4H.
Junior Showmanship:
1st Lowgan Daniels of Bell
Middle FFA, 2nd Samuel


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considered. At least 50 percent of the
evaluation must be based on student
learning growth in this new bill.
* Redesign of salary schedules. In the new
bill, raises will be based on effectiveness
rather than years in the system. It is
more difficult to teach in some area
than others so leaders will be allowed to
compensate teachers more for working
in low-performing schools, critical
need subject areas, or taking additional
academic responsibilities. This form
of compensation can be an incentive to
encourage good quality teachers to reach
out to establish themselves in areas of
most need and be fully compensated for
that decision.
* Recognition that results are more
important than degrees. There will be
no salary increases for advanced degrees
but a supplement can be provided if the
degree is held in the teacher's area of
certification.
* Determination of teacher placement based
on effectiveness. Principals will have
an interview process with the ability to
refuse placement or transfer of a teacher
who is rated ineffective. An ineffective
status for two years is grounds for
dismissal under the new law.
The design of the Student Success and
Teacher Quality bill is aimed at giving
our quality teachers who have dedicated
themselves to the students and the learning
atmosphere the chance to hold on to their
positions as custodians of our children's
growth in learning due to their innovation
and hard work. That in itself is worth our
children witnessing as they watch hard work
and dedication being rewarded as something
to attain in their own lives. Kind of like
the old westerns we used to watch where
the good guy always wins and there is no
spin or double talk to change the facts of the
situation. Now the good teachers of Florida
will win assurance of their hard work
and determination to serve the children
of Florida and the students will win a
great quality education. It's a win-win for
education, good teachers, students, parents
and taxpayers.


Whitley of Trenton Middle
FFA, 3rd Tymber Anderson of
Riverside Wranglers 4H.
Senior Showmanship: 1st
Nathan Thisse of Osceola
4H, 2nd Taylor Langford of
Trenton Sr. FFA, 3rd Harold
Tills of Chiefland Sr. FFA.
MARKET STEER SHOW:
Grand C ',.. r.'ip .' Hunter
Anderson
Reserve Champion -Janie
Reed of Bell Sr. FFA.
Primary Showmanship: 1st
Ben King II of Cross City 4H,
2nd Jerry Mills II of Morriston
Cowpokes 4H, 3rd Josie
NesSmith of Wilcox 4H.
Junior Showmanship:
1st Adrianna Hodge of
Bell Middle FFA, 2nd
Lane Merrill of Morriston
Cowpokes 4H, 3rd Jaycee
Thomas of Bell Middle FFA.
SWINE SHOW:
Grand Champion Ryan
Walton of Farm Pals 4H;
Reserve Champion Tyler
Johnson of DiPe Sr. FFA.


Swine Show Division
Winners:
Div. 1 Grandy Inglett of
Wilcox 4H; Div. 2 Jackson
Holder of Double Sink 4H;
Div. 3 Tucker McDaniel of
Mossy Oaks 4H; Div. 4 Kaley
Wilder ofWilliston Sr. FFA;
Div. 5 Ryan Walton of Farm
Pals 4H; Div. 6 Tyler Johnson
of Dixie Sr. FFA.
Primary Showmanship: 1st
Will Sumner of Flatwoods
Friends 4H, 2nd Sydney
Groom of Dixie Wranglers
4H, 3rd Raigan NesSmith of
Dixie Wranglers 4H.
Junior Showmanship: 1st
Hunter Cason of Williston
Middle FFA, 2nd Hannah
Hurst of Bell Middle FFA,
3rd Shelbi McCall of Dixie
Middle FFA.
Senior Showmanship:
1st Lee Goodson of Dixie
Sr. FFA, 2nd Kyle Weeks
ofChiefland Sr. FFA, 3rd
Allison Green of Gator
Country 4H.
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SHARK NEWS


STeen TrendsettersT

SReading Mentors

in Levy County

Recognized for

SExcellence in Leadership
High school teens from Volunteer USA's Teen
TrendsettersM Reading Mentors programs are being honored
this month as outstanding volunteers in the award winning
youth mentor program. Among the honorees is Claire Brown
of Cedar Key School.
The program pairs high school students with second and
third-graders for one-on-one weekly mentoring sessions.
The goal is to help high-risk mentees who are at least six-
months behind their peers in reading skills and to nurture
the volunteer spirit among youth leaders. The teens received
training in reading, mentoring and leadership skills at the
beginning of the year before helping the younger students
with weekly mentoring sessions focused on reading skills and
other educational activities.
Locally, Claire Brown is recognized for her excellent
service and leadership in serving as a volunteer Teen
TrendsetterTM this school year.
According to Program Advisor Rebecca Linan, "Claire
should be recognized for her leadership skills for many
reasons. Claire established a very positive relationship with
her elementary mentee. The mentee eagerly waits for Teen
Trendsetters Days so that he can spend time reading with
Claire. She is patient and kind with her mentee. Claire
is also organized and hardworking. She participates in
cheerleading, Student Government and Future Business
Leaders of America as well as having a part time job. Even
with her participation in all these clubs Claire fulfills her
duties as a Teen Trendsetter."
The award-winning Teen Trendsetters' program began
in Florida in 2002. Today there are 56 high schools serving
60 elementary schools across the state with approximately
3,500 students benefiting. The program also provides
approximately 25 free Scholastic books to each of the
elementary mentees to add to their home libraries. Teen
TrendsettersTM has been recognized nationally as one of the
most successful and cost-effective youth mentoring programs.
The results in Florida are impressive:
Among Elementary Mentees: At-risk reading performance
drops in half; twice as likely to pass standardized reading
test
Among Teen Mentors: 99% graduate high school; 74% earn
Bright Futures compared to just 38% of their peers.


Attention!
Don't forget the Journalism class is presenting a Photo
opportunity for you and your children.
Memories by Misti will be bringing in the Easter Bunny
along with numerous springtime props for a photo shoot.
Two days only, Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1,
from 3 until 8 p.m. Save by getting your advance tickets from
any Journalism student.


FCAT
Florida schools are getting ready for the upcoming FCAT
tests this year. The state wide tests include math and reading,
and for select grades, science. Grades 3 through 11 will begin
testing mid-April.
Teachers are preparing their students for the FCAT by
reviewing major lessons that the test will cover. The students
in 3rd grade need to pass the reading FCAT to be promoted.
This year is the first year that the school has a computer-
based FCAT, except for the reading portion.
Middle and high school teachers use the reading FCAT
scores of students to determine if they need remedial reading
classes. Middle school also has to pass the math FCAT. High
school sophomores need to pass their reading FCAT or get a
high enough score on the SAT to graduate.
By Shamus Miller, Shark Correspondent


Yearbook Completion
Seven months of hard work pays off with the completion
of Cedar Key School's 2010-2011 yearbooks. The journalism
yearbook staff has been working hard since September, taking
pictures, writing captions, and in general getting creative to
make the book flow "in harmony."
At the beginning of the year, the yearbook staff convened
to come up with ideas for this year's theme, design and
layouts. Being this year's editor, Jessi Robinson's job is to set
up templates and carry the theme consistently throughout
the book. She also supervises other staff members and proofs
each page at every step of the production process prior to
submission.
After the plans are made, yearbook staff members set out to
take pictures for the book. Picture day only makes up for part
of the pictures necessary for the book. Action shots, photos of
students doing their work, and pictures of clubs participating
in activities are all crucial for a successful yearbook. Once
the pictures have been taken, students go straight to work
deciding which pictures to use, where to put each one, and
writing captions that make sense but don't bore the reader.
Participation from every grade is important. Each grade
chose a song they felt was a good representation of their class,
and now a part of the chosen song is featured on their class
page. Seniors also have to fill out a little "about me" blurb for
the senior pages.
Fundraisers were also held, including a concert, chicken
dinner, photo shoots and holiday candy baskets, in order to
raise money for production costs. Yearbooks are still available
for purchase at a cost of $50 until May 1st, and then any
available copies will be $55.
By Stephanie Hathcox, Shark Correspondent


Athletes and

Accomplishments
Chloe Reynolds, Shark Correspondent
Deanna Littlefield broke the High School record
previously set by Sam Beckham for the 300 meter Low
Hurdles at the Oak Hall Invitational on Mar. 16 with a time
of 49.53. Kevin Carswell also made a personal record in the
Pole Vault with a height of 10'6".
At the Oak Hall Middle School meet there were 4 people


who placed 1st in their events: Kit in the High Jump, Jacob
in Shot Put, Daniel in the Hurdles, and Cody in the Discus.
Chloe Reynolds broke the record for the High School 100
meter High Hurdles which was formerly held by Whitney
Edmunds/Wilson.
Runners who placed were Chloe and Deanna in the 100
meter Hurdles; Deanna, Lauren, Jemima, Hannah in the
4x400; and Kit and Kevin in the Pole Vault.
CKS competitors with the most points for the girls were
Chloe with 15, Deanna with 14, and Miranda, Lauren, and
Jemima with 8; for the boys, Kit with 7, Kevin with 6, and
Daniel, Tyler, Harley, Bradley and Brandon with 2. The
Middle and High School will host their home County Meet
on April 4. Participating athletes must qualify to move on to
the District Meet which is on April 14 at Oak Hall.


Teacher for a Day
Cedar Key School fifth grader Joey Whitman earned
the title "Teacher of the Day" on Friday, March 4, 2011.
His teacher Ms. Janeice, created the incentive for all of the
students in her class who read chapter books and earned
100 or more Accelerated Reader points. Each time a student
finishes a book, they take a 10-question test on the computer
allowing them to earn a certain amount of points. Joey was
the latest to reach his class-wide goal with 107 AR points.
He says his favorite book is Eagle Strike and that he enjoys
being in charge of the class. In addition to Joey only Ben
Kuhmen has reached 100 AR points.
Not far behind Joey and Ben, a few other students are
working their way to being teacher for a day. Jolie Watson
has 82 AR points and Grayson Yearty has 89. Both say they
are trying their best to get 100. Ms. Janeice says that all
the fifth graders are working really hard and that they have
shown great improvement with their reading.
By Tyler Miller, Shark Correspondent


Joey Whitman


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Five Simple Steps to Cut Down on Gas Costsoun

Five Simple Steps to Cut Down on Gas Costs


By John Felmy
Chief Economist at the American Petroleum Institute

Gas prices are rising across the country and the primary
reason is the cost of making fuel. While both supply and
demand for gasoline have risen in the United States, the
worldwide demand for crude oil is up and the supply of
crude oil is down. Middle East turmoil and loss of supply
have further tightened markets. The increased crude oil costs
and higher mandates for ethanol have made gasoline more
expensive to make.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take
to offset higher gas prices and keep more money in your
wallet. Here are five of them:
1. Drive slower.
Driving at high speeds makes your engine run at more
revolutions per minute -- and consume more fuel. And
when your car is traveling faster, it's also facing greater air
resistance, which requires the engine to work harder. So
don't floor the accelerator unless it's an emergency. Driving
55 miles per hour instead of 65 miles per hour can improve
your car's fuel economy by about 2 miles per gallon.
2. Avoid abrupt stops and starts.
The herky-jerky trips most commuters are familiar with
don't just give us headaches -- they also cost us fuel. Starting
from a full stop is a particularly energy-intensive activity for


an engine. And the extra gas each rev-up costs quickly adds
up to a much bigger bill at the pump.
So try to make your car rides as smooth as possible. Use
back roads to avoid lights and traffic jams. Keep an ample
distance between you and the car in front of you to avoid
unnecessary braking and accelerating.
When approaching a red light, try to slow down gradually
to avoid a full stop before speeding back up again. And when
you're at a full stop, don't gun it after the light turns green
-- gradual starts can use up to 40 percent less gas than abrupt
ones.
3. Don't overuse your air conditioner.
A vehicle's air conditioner works by compressing a cooling
agent. That process requires energy. And in a car, that source
of energy is the fuel in your tank.
On a blistering summer day, of course, it's fine to turn
on the air conditioner. But once you've cooled down, don't
keep the inside of your car at refrigerator-low temperatures.
Overusing the air conditioner can reduce a car's fuel
economy by up to two miles per gallon.
When it's a nice day, roll down the windows. And make a
point to park in the shade.
4. Plan your trips in advance.
Taking a series of short trips instead of a single long
one can put many extra miles on an engine. Plan ahead to
combine errands and cut down on short trips. Pick the kids


up from school, buy groceries, and drop a package off at the
post office in one trip instead of three.
And consider carpooling. When you share a ride you
aren't just splitting gas costs you're also cutting down
on expenses like insurance and taxes and helping the
environment.
5. Maintain your car.
Too many American drivers don't get their vehicle the
regular tune-ups it requires. Properly maintaining your car
can dramatically cut down on gas consumption and save you
money.
For example, properly inflated tires can improve fuel
efficiency by up to 3 percent. When tires start losing
pressure, the engine has a tougher time pushing the car
forward and thus consumes more gas. The average vehicle
on the road right now has its tires under-inflated by over
7 percent, which can cause about a 3 percent loss in fuel
economy.
Removing excess weight in the cabin or trunk of the
vehicle will also improve fuel efficiency. Simply removing
this load can reduce fuel consumption and help to lower
emissions.
Gas prices could continue to rise over the next few
months. But even if they don't, these five simple steps will
help you reduce your fuel consumption and conserve your
cash.


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Log Cabin Quilters


Across
1. Cost to cross
5. Conquers
10. Attempt
14. Fencing sword with no
cutting edge
15. "Hurray!"
16. Legal prefix
17. Place for official written
record of names or events (2
wds, pl.)
20. Biochemistry (abbrev.)
21. Hot spot
22. Main arteries
23. Arctic sight
25. Carbonium, e.g.
Down
1. Okla., before 1907
2. When a bowler fails to
make a strike or spare (2 wds)
3. Sanctioned bylaw
4. "Fantasy Island" prop
5. Information unit
6. Before the expected time
7. Ruthless moneylender
8. bad!"
9. Chesterfield, e.g.
10. Pinnacles
11. Discretion (pl.)
12. Bailiwicks
13. Boito's Mefistofele, e.g.
18. Abandon
19. Extremely fussy person


27. Bas-relief medium
28. Flapjacks
31. Fascist
32. ___ Islands, offNE coast
of Scotland
33. Legislator (abbrev.)
36. A mentally deficient person
(pl.)
38. ___ fly
40. Lent's start, e.g. (abbrev.)
41. Characterized by intense
activity
45. Sexual crime
46. Injects with extra force and
energy

(pl.)
24. Father of Balder
26. Masefield play "The
Tragedy of __"
28. Vex, with "at"
29. Doofus
30. Two-masted sailing vessel
33. Theatrical production
worker
34. Artificial language based
on words common to all
European languages
35. At no time, poetically
37. All_
39. Blows it
42. "60 Minutes" network


48. Auto option
51. Be in session
52. __-friendly
53. Masters
55. To exist unsuspected
57. Consumes
59. Wrinkleproof
62. Elliptical
63. "Green __
64. The "A" of ABM
65. Boys
66. En ___, all together
67. Aroma



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strenuously (pl.)
44. Sudden attack or stroke
(pl.)
46. Trouble or grief (pl.)
47. Black-and-white diving
bird of the northern seas (pl.)
48. English race place
49. Caterpillar, for one
50. Up, in a way
54. A-line line
56. Acclivity
58. Ado
60. Victor
61. Chinese "way"


The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday,
March 24 at the Levy County Quilt
Museum. It was another busy day with
visitors and quilters. Some of the quilters
are planning to return to the cold country
next week. There is still plenty of cold but
spring has sprung here and the roses are full
of bloom, the trees are turning green and all
is well in our world.
We are trying to get the porch back in
order. The cold got a lot of the plants but

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we can always find something else to put in
our pots. Spring is a beautiful time of year
and it brings the hummingbirds back as well
as the other birds that always sing a song.
Thursday lunch was fried chicken, bar-b-
que turkey franks, mashed potatoes, gravy,
macaroni salad, collard greens, chicken and
rice, salad, bread, butter, jelly, browning,
cookies, chocolate cake, pumpkin squares
and lots more.
Winnelle Home


Pat Osowiecki has finished her Lemonade quilt.
Pat Osowiecki has finished her Lemonade quilt.


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Withlacoochee Wilderness Withlacoochee Wilderness

Challenge Rally, Second Edition 2011 Challenge a Big Success
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Questions and
Answers
1) Which state flag flies?
Texas
2) What did the railing net
catch? Fish, crabs, lizards
(geckos)
3) What directly supports the
silverware? Tea kettle
4) What do they support at the
lighthouse? Troops
5) What size is the dish?
Super
6) What color are the
children's clothes at the monks'
house? Red and Blue
7) What bones hang from the
lamp post? Fish
8) What animal is the plant?
Manatee
9) What propels the fish at the


mural house? Wind
10) What animal predicts the
weather when you fish until
you win? Bird Heron
11) What color is the roof of
the hexagonal bird feeder?
Yellow
12) What hidden road is next?
Coon Hollow Rd
13) What fruit and vegetable
grows at the farm dock?
Papaya and tomato
14) What does USA bar serve?
Michelob Ultra
15) Who loves Eddie? Beth
16) What's for rent? Kayaks,
canoe, pontoons, RV sites,
cabins
17) What received praise?
KUDO
18) What's the name of a
famous golfer or actor? Duvall


19) When you steer to port
who is glory's friend? Grace
20) What kind of seat does
the farmer use when fishing?
Tractor
21) What should you be
cautious of? Gas Pipeline
22) Who can park at the
hound dogs? Anglers only
23) Whose stairs does the
captain climb? Mr. Wood
24) How many sailboats are
flying? Four
25) What doesn't fly at the red
green house? Flag
26) What is used to steer the
boathouse? Ships Wheel
27) Who's bluffing? Honey
28) What guards the finish
line? Pelican


Gulf Grouper Season Opens April 1


It's official, the Third Annual
Withlacoochee Wilderness Challenge
was a big success. The fundraiser for
the Withlacoochee Area Residents was
held March 19th on the Withlacoochee
River. Competitors had the opportunity to
participate in a 7-mile race or a more casual
5-mile Ri-er Rally. Si.\t pArticipants from
all over central and south Florida launched
at the Inglis B'-Pass Spillhay and finished
at the \VW dig River Park in Yankeetmn n.
The winners b\ class were:
Men's Kayak: 1st Chris Leamy at 1
hour 10 minutes -4)0 seconds. 2nd Stephen
Cournocer at 1 hour 17 minutes 39 second-;
3rd Ron Bass at 1 hour IS niinutes 11
seconds.
Women's Kayak: 1st Shen I Bom ltr at 1
hour 39 minutes 20 seconds
Tandem Kayak/Canoe: 1st Terrn
Johnson andjlack Morrin at 1 hoiir 10
minutes 20 seconds; 2nd Larry \Va\man at
1 hour 24 minutes 19 seconds
River Rally: 1st Mike I. I iberuer; 2nd


Ted and Kathy Hagaman; 3rd Ellen Klee.
Note on the River Rally Challenge
results, the Hagamans and Ellen Klte
had 22 correct answers, but due to poorly
writing pens and the declining eyesight
of the judge, Kristie Padgert also had 22
correct answers. Anticipatmg a tie at some
point, the judges threu in tie breaker
question: How long is tht Withlacoochee
Ruer from the Gr-en Swamp in Polk
County to'- Yankeetown? Do yoiu know
the answer?..it's 157 miles Since Kristie
answered 150, the Hagamrn's o7 and Ellen
50. Krisne should ha.e won 2nd place and
the Hagaman's 3rd. Krlstie was a good
sport and was given an award.
The Chalklnge was extreineh fortunate
to have great support from local businesses
and the \ithlacoochee Area Residents
w ant to thank all sponsors and participants
in helping us support and promote
awareness in uur efforts to protect and
preserve the waters of the Nature Coast.


The recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers in Gulf
of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida, except in all
waters of Monroe County, reopens on April 1. However, the
recreational harvest of gag grouper is still prohibited in Gulf
federal waters off Florida (beyond nine nautical miles from
shore). Also, persons on federally permitted for-hire reef fish
vessels may not harvest or possess gag grouper in both federal
and state Gulf waters (within nine nautical miles from shore).
The Gulf recreational shallow-water grouper fishery (gag,
black, red, yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind and
red hind) has been closed since Feb. 1 to protect gag grouper,
which are often found and caught with the other grouper
species. This two-month closure during Gulf grouper


spawning season helps to reduce overfishing of gag grouper
and rebuild its populations so that larger annual harvests may
be possible in the future.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
also reminds fishermen that the recreational and commercial


harvest of shallow-water
groupers (including gag, black
grouper, red grouper, scamp,
red hind, rock hind, coney,
graysby, yellowfin grouper,
yellowmouth grouper, and
tiger grouper) remains closed
until May 1 in all Atlantic


Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly Summary

Bartow, FL Fri Mar 25, 2011 USDA-FL Dept ofAG Market News

At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 9 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland.
S Webster, Ellisvillk, Arcadia \Vauchula, Ocala, Madison and Lake Ciry, receipts totaled
6,307 conipared to 5,470 last week, and 6.o2t last sear. According to the Florida Federal-
State Liestiock Marker Ne%\s Ser ice: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows unevenly
steady, bulls 1.00 t.. 2.00 higher, feeder steers steady rc 1.00 lower, heifers 1.00 to 3 00
lower, replacement cows stead% to 1.00 higher.


Steers over 600 lbs
Steers under 600 lbs
Heifers over 600 lbs
Heifers under 600 lbs
Feeder cows
Slaughter cows
Bulls


s week/Last week/Year ago
1% 1% 1%
38% 36% 35%
1% 1% 1%
32% 35% 38%
3% 3% 4%
22% 21% 19%
3% 3% 2%


Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
1020-1190 1128 77.00-82.00
1200-1585 1389 69.00-85.00
1225-1425 1333 87.00-90.00
1620-1840 1704 77.00-84.00

Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
805-1195 1037 67.00-89.00
955-1165 1050 80.00-87.00
800-1175 996 50.00-76.00
1200-1715 1361 70.00-88.00
1215-1525 1362 82.00-95.00
1235-1590 1413 66.00-72.00

Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range
700-735 715 57.50-66.00
615-745 716 31.00-59.00
755-845 807 54.00-75.50
750-845 796 37.50-62.00
850-1190 966 53.00-79.00
850-1160 933 30.00-68.00
1240-1440 1320 62.00-72.00


Slaughter Bulls YG. 1
WtRange AvgWt
1000-1485 1288
1225-1460 1328
1055-1495 1246
1510-1905 1644
1510-2220 1776
1580-2450 1781


Price Range
79.00-98.00
95.00-96.00
58.00-87.00
77.00-98.00
86.00-100.00
74.00-86.00


Avg Price
79.4
78.99
88.75 HD
80.09


Avg Price
77.42
82.08 HD
65.53 LD
77.6
87.53 HD
68.62 LD


Avg Price
61.94
47.29 LD
64.79
50.79 LD
67.12
53.95 LD
67.64


Avg Price
90
95.60 HD
78.08 LD
91.58
94.45 HD
80.99 LD


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2200-245 223 170.00-235.00 187.48
250-295 271 165.00-205.00 176.42
300-345 323 156.00-185.00 168.95
350-398 373 149.00-177.50 161.68
400-445 419 145.00-170.00 156.78
450-495 469 135.00-167.50 150.86
500-545 518 122.00-155.00 137.05
550-585 572 119.00-141.00 126.6
600-645 615 112.00-129.00 120.54
650-680 667 115.00-117.00 116.01
705-715 710 113.00-119.00 116.33


Feeder Steers and Bulls Small1-2
WtRange AvgWt Price Range
220-245 236 112.00-180.00
250-295 271 122.00-185.00
300-345 328 118.00-167.50
350-390 370 110.00-160.00
410-440w 428 150.00-155.00
*^ f."


Avg Price
149.49
157.28
145.49
137.34
153.4


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium andLarge 2-3


Wt Range
200-249
250-295
300-345
350-395
400-445
435-445
BrahX
450-495
460-470
BrahX
500-545
550-595
675-685


AvgWt
227
274
322
370
420
442

474
465

516
567
680


Price Range Avg Price
130.00-185.00 158.42
125.00-177.50 153.48
120.00-165.00 145.36
115.00-165.00 140.49
115.00-160.00 134.36
90.00-113.00 98.40


110.00-150.00
109.00-121.00

97.00-135.00
104.00-125.00
107.00-109.00


129.37
114.94

119.82
116.45
107.99


Feeder Holstein Steers and Bulls Large 3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
205-245 230 98.00-104.00 102.21
255-292 278 95.00-102.00 100.68
302-322 309 96.00-102.00 99.93

FeederHeifers Medium and Large 1-2


Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
200-245 219 145.00-180.00
250-299 273 132.50-160.00
300-345 318 130.00-150.00
350-399 372 126.00-151.00
400-445 420 122.00-144.00
450-495 470 114.00-147.50
500-545 517 112.00-138.00
555-595 576 115.00-124.00
605-645 622 110.00-119.00
700-705 703 100.00-102.00
780-785 783 98.00-102.00

Feeder Heifers Small 1-2
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range
210-240 233 100.00-127.50
254-260 255 116.00-120.00
300-330 315 100.00-118.00
355-385 370 '102.00-122.50

Feeder Heifers Medium andLarge 2-3
WtRange AvgWt Price Range
200-245 226 110.00-152.50
250-295 272 115.00-145.00
300-345 320 100.00-142.50
350-396 372 105.00-137.00
400-445 418 95.00-130.00
450-485 468 92.00-120.00
505-545 524 92.00-119.00
550-595 579 88.00-116.00
600-640 618 99.00-113.00
650-680 664 95.00-111.00
710-740 726 85.00-100.00


Avg Price
157.2
144.78
142.37
137.1
131.74
129.53
123.98
118.18
114.24
101
100.01


Avg Price
106.06
116.82
110.53
113.07


Avg Price
136.31
131.33
126.13
120.48
116.34
112.14
108.63
108.42
106.73
103.94
94.03


Bred Cows Medium andLarge 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
900-1090 984 61.00-96.00 79.09
1125-1180 1143 77.00-86.00 80.28
1220-1245 1233 73.00-88.00 80.58
1335-1350 1342 80.00-85.50 83.49

Cow CalfPairs Medium andLarge 1-2
Wt Range AvgWt Price Range Avg Price
900-1055 989 600.00-960.00 776.79


Ocean and Monroe County waters.
More information regarding grouper fishing regulations
(including size limits, bag limits and fishing seasons) and
proposed changes to Gulf gag grouper fishing seasons is
available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing.


Levy County Sl twater and Freshwat[r [Ides


DAY HIGH
/LOW
Cedar Key
Th 31 High
31 Low
31 High
31 Low
F 1 High
1 Low
1 High
1 Low
Sa 2 High
2 Low
2 High
2 Low
Su 3 High
3 Low
3 High
3 Low
M 4 High
4 Low
4 High
4 Low
Tu 5 High
5 Low
5 High
5 Low
W 6 High
6 Low
6 High
6 Low


TIDE
TIME


12:35 AM
7:11 AM
1:16 PM
7:22 PM
1:21 AM
7:40 AM
1:40 PM
7:59 PM
2:01 AM
8:08 AM
2:03 PM
8:32 PM
2:37 AM
8:34 AM
2:27 PM
9:05 PM
3:13 AM
9:01 AM
2:50 PM
9:36 PM
3:47 AM
9:28 AM
3:14 PM
10:08 PM
4:23 AM
9:56 AM
3:40 PM
10:43 PM


Suwannee River Entrance


Th 31
31
31
31
F 1
1
1
1
Sa 2
2
2
2
Su 3
3
3
3
M 4
4
4
4
Tu 5
5
5
5
W 6
6
6
6


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


12:41 AM
7:29 AM
1:22 PM
7:40 PM
1:27 AM
7:58 AM
1:46 PM
8:17 PM
2:07 AM
8:26 AM
2:09 PM
8:50 PM
2:43 AM
8:52 AM
2:33 PM
9:23 PM
3:19 AM
9:19 AM
2:56 PM
9:54 PM
3:53 AM
9:46 AM
3:20 PM
10:26 PM
4:29 AM
10:14 AM
3:46 PM
11:01 PM


HEIGHT
/FEET

3.2
0.3
3.2
0.4
3.3
0.4
3.4
0.1
3.4
0.5
3.5
-0.1
3.4
0.6
3.6
-0.3
3.3
0.7
3.7
-0.3
3.2
0.8
3.8
-0.4
3.1
0.9
3.9
-0.4

2.8
0.3
2.8
0.4
2.9
0.4
3
0.1
3
0.5
3.1
-0.1
3
0.6
3.2
-0.3
2.9
0.7
3.3
-0.3
2.8
0.8
3.3
-0.4
2.7
0.9
3.4
-0.4


Withlacoochee River Entrance


Th 31
31
31
31
F 1
1
1
1
Sa 2
2
2
2
Su 3
3
3
3
M 4
4
4
4
Tu 5
5
5
5
W 6
6
6
6


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


12:42 AM
8:06 AM
1:23 PM
8:17 PM
1:28 AM
8:35 AM
1:47 PM
8:54 PM
2:08 AM
9:03 AM
2:10 PM
9:27 PM
2:44 AM
9:29 AM
2:34 PM
10:00 PM
3:20 AM
9:56 AM
2:57 PM
10:31 PM
3:54 AM
10:23 AM
3:21 PM
11:03 PM
4:30 AM
10:51 AM
3:47 PM
11:38 PM


SUNRISE MOON
SUNSET TIME


7:23 AM Rise 5:32 AM
7:50 PM Set 5:33 PM


7:22 AM Rise 6:01 AM
7:50 PM Set 6:25 PM


7:21 AM Rise 6:31 AM
7:51 PM Set 7:17 PM


7:20 AM Rise 7:01 AM
7:51 PM Set 8:10 PM


7:18 AM Rise 7:34 AM
7:52 PM Set 9:03 PM


7:17 AM Rise 8:09 AM
7:52 PM Set 9:58 PM


7:16 AM Rise 8:48 AM
7:53 PM Set 10:53 PM



7:24 AM Rise 5:33 AM
7:50 PM Set 5:34 PM


7:22 AM Rise 6:02 AM
7:51 PM Set 6:25 PM


7:21 AM Rise 6:31 AM
7:51 PM Set 7:17 PM


7:20 AM Rise 7:02 AM
7:52 PM Set 8:10 PM


7:19 AM Rise 7:34 AM
7:52 PM Set 9:04 PM


7:18 AM Rise 8:09 AM
7:53 PM Set 9:59 PM


7:17 AM Rise 8:48 AM
7:54 PM Set 10:54 PM



7:22 AM Rise 5:31 AM
7:48 PM Set 5:32 PM


7:21 AM Rise 6:00 AM
7:49 PM Set 6:24 PM


7:20 AM Rise 6:30 AM
7:50 PM Set 7:16 PM


7:19 AM Rise 7:00 AM
7:50 PM Set 8:08 PM


7:18 AM Rise 7:33 AM
7:51 PM Set 9:02 PM


7:16 AM Rise 8:08 AM
7:51 PM Set 9:57 PM


7:15 AM Rise 8:47 AM
7:52 PM Set 10:52 PM


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.LIFESTYLE

12 March 31, 2011 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal


Bring Your Yard to Life By Providing Water, Food, and

Shelter for Birds, Butterflies and Other Creatures


Florida is a state renowned for its diverse and unique
ecosystems. But rapid development, particularly in coastal
areas, is continuing to destroy wildlife habitat. As our
communities expand, we rightly lament the loss of native
birds and other animals. But did you know there is much
you can do at home to create a safe haven for these displaced
Floridians?
By following the simple tips in this chapter, your Florida-
Friendly lawn and garden can become a sanctuary for
wildlife, as well as part of a migratory passage between one
wild space and another. Animals need to move from place
to place, just like people. They have trouble traveling in
heavily urban and suburban landscapes, but you can help
them by joining your Florida-Friendly yard with others in
the neighborhood to create a "natural corridor"-a safe,
traversable route between woodlands, wetlands, or other wild
areas.
Use a variety of plants in your yard's design to attract
many different species of animals, from birds and butterflies
to snakes and squirrels. Your home landscape will become
a refuge for critters in need of shade, rest, food, and water.
In return, your landscape will become a living, lovely part
of Florida. Talk with your neighbors and community
organizations about Florida-Friendly LandscapingT, and
encourage others to make their yards as hospitable as yours.
TIPS
Try a few of these ideas to lure wildlife to your yard:
SProvide food. Select plants with seeds, fruit, foliage, or
flowers that butterflies, birds, and other wildlife like to


eat. Berries, fleshy fruits, nuts, and acorns are all treats
for many animals.
* Supply water. Any water you provide will attract
wildlife. You could have running water in the form of a
natural feature, such as a pond, creek, or other body of
fresh water, but a fountain or birdbath will also beckon
wildlife. Empty and clean your birdbath every few days.
Do not clean it with soap or bleach-just physically
scrub all surfaces with a brush or scouring-type sponge.
Change the water regularly to prevent mosquito breeding
and bacterial contamination.
* Leave snags. Leave snags, which are the trunks of dead
trees, in place if they do not create a hazard. Many birds
use snags for perching, nesting, and feeding.- Manage
pets. If you permit pets to harass or kill wildlife, you
* will only hinder any efforts you make toward attracting
wildlife. This is especially true for cats allowed outdoors,
so keep your cats inside.- Reduce insecticide use. Each
time you apply an insecticide to your landscape, you
reduce insect populations, which form an important food
source for birds. Some chemicals can also poison birds
and other animals that feed on affected insects.
* Reduce the amount of mowed lawn area. Unmowed
areas can contain more plant species than mowed areas,
providing more potential food sources and habitat for
wildlife. Reduce the mowed area around your house,
especially in low-traffic areas, such as corners of the yard.
* Increase vertical layering. Plant a variety of plants in
different sizes and heights to provide more cover and
feeding opportunities for diverse species of wildlife.


How to Make a Pine Cone Bird

Feeder WITHOUT Peanut Butter


.Peanut Butter is'harmful
to birds. It can clog their
nostrils or cause their beaks
to stick together. This can
lead to them suffocating to
death. Try using this great
bird seed pudding instead
when making pine cone
bird feeders.

Instructions
Things you'll need:
3-4 large pine cones
4 long strings for hanging
cones (about 8 inches long)
1/2 lb. lard


1/2 cup hot water
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 cups wild birdseed
large sauce pan
mixing spoons
1 Soften the lard in the sauce
pan over low heat.
2 Add the water, oatmeal,
flour & birdseed and
mix well. Mixture
should come together to
a soft pudding texture.
Remove from heat.
3 Tie the string around one
of the top tiers of the


pine cone. Be sure to
leave ends free in order
to be able to tie the pine
cone to a tree when
finished.
4.Smear birdseed pudding
into pine cone. Be sure
to work it into all open
crevices. Save the leftover
pudding in an air tight
container.
5 You're ready to feed the
birds. Hang your pine
cone on a tree and watch
the birds enjoy a hearty
meal!


Education Salad Luncheon

a Big Success
Once again the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club Salad Luncheon was a big success.
With over 40 salads provided by club members, the capacity crowd of 115-plus had many
choices to fill their plate, and that they did. A special thank you to the members of our
community who always come out to support our events, the Precious Rubies Chapter of
The Red Hat Ladies from Brooksville, a group of regular Bingo players from Buddy's
Lakeside Park and the Friends of the AF Knotts Library. We couldn't do what we do for
our towns without your support...Thank You.
Our Community Partners, the merchants who donate door prizes year after year are a
big asset to the Woman's Club. We thank you very much.
As Chair of this event I say to all the Club members who helped set up the clubhouse,
donate salads and stayed long after the fun was over to clean up and get the room ready for
Bingo, a heartfelt Thank You. I couldn't have done it without you.
Remember to set aside Saturday, April 16th, 8 to 11 a.m. Start your weekend off right
with a pancake breakfast, shopping the 50% off sale in the Thrift Store, and selecting the
best books from the Friends of the AF Knotts Library book sale. It doesn't get much better
than this.



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Firebush supplies food for birds and butterflies.


April's Garden
What to Plant
Annuals: New varieties of coleus do well
in sun or shade and provide vivid colors and
patterns for months.
Bulbs: Louisiana iris thrives in most soil
types and makes a beautiful cut flower.
Seeds: This is the last month to plant annual
flower seeds that need to germinate before hot
weather-returns.
Vegetables: Continue planting warm season
crops. Mulch well to prevent weeds and provide
irrigation if there has been a lack of rainfall.
What to Do
Pests: Monitor landscape plants weekly for
aphids on tender new growth.
Divide perennials and bulbs: Divide clumps
of bulbs or herbaceous perennials
to expand garden beds or pass-along to
friends.
Lawn Problems: Many lawn problems
mimic insect damage. Confirm the damages


ing Calender
being caused by insects before applying a
pesticide.
Caladiums: Replant bulbs that were dug last
fall and stored for the winter.
Shrubs: Planting season is here and there
are a wide variety of shrubs that can be added
to the landscape now. See: Selected Shrubs for
North Florida
Mulch: Mulch conserves moisture during
dry weather and minimizes weeds in landscape
beds.
What to Do Every Month
Adjust irrigation based on rainfall.
Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms.
Monitor the garden for insects and disease.
Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials and water
until established.
Mow lawns at recommended heights:
St. Augustine & Bahia: 3-4"
Centipede: 1.5-2.0"
Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5"


SRWMD Proclaims April as Water

Conservation Month


The Suwannee River Water Management
District (District) has joined with hundreds
of local governments and agencies throughout
Florida in adopting proclamations -rorcla irin n
April as Water Conservation Month.
The District adopted its proclamation earlier
this month and recognizes the following local
governments f,.r .nl'.:'Lira.inq %isit water uLe in
their ,:.nlnitirities by ad,.-prmin their 'own Water
Conservation Mlcnth pri:.c iL.marii:rnsi- CI.urntI s -
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette and Suwannee;
Cire- aidJ to- asn. Archer, Brant':,rd,J Bi,,,ker,
Chiel.ind, -l.irseshh B,:.,:h, Lake Cit\%
Monticello, Perry, Starke and Waldo.
The proclamations call upon residents,
businesses and visitors to protect oai prci.,-i.i'
water .e 'u rcies by praJL iLing and pr' mo't miI
conservation measures both indoors and
outdoors.
The District reminds all citizens within its
boundaries to follow the mandatory, year-round
landscape irrigation rule which allows lawn


and landscape watering once per week during
Standard Time (fall/winter) and twice per week-
during Daylight Saving Timi I .pring. sini mnerI,
but not between the hours ot 10 a.n, and 4 p m
Residents may choose up t.. nrwo d n s *.-f the
week to water, but should iaterr i-nlh as often as
needed.
Landscape irrigation a.c..'unr t;-ir rhe largest
percerintagye :f-h .uj:.hold water u..: in Florid,
Tliretirec, trI: 2redatct amLount iof later
savings can be achieved by reducing outdoor
irrigation and following other Florida-Friendly
Landscaping' principles.
Ways to save water indoors include he,. king
for leaks; in-t a 1 rlg low-flow, water efficient
showerheads, faucets and toilets; and purchasing
water-efficient appliances such as clothes
\% i: hi, r" and dishwashers when shipping :.r
new ones.
For information about the water conservation
rule, visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com.
Visit www.floridayar-s or a:.r r iri n.rn mati'on
about Florida-Friendly L.i nd .c pin I r.







LIFESTYLE
The Levy County Journal levyjournalonline.com The County Paper, Est. 1923 March 31,2011 13


Recorded Marriages


,utnty Secretb ocW Eater )inneD


(Family Features) You probably don't know it,
but you may have the secret ingredients for an
exceptional Easter dinner in your pantry right now.
The holidays are a perfect opportunity to sprinkle
creativity into special meals by using staples like
pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in
unexpected ways to craft new and delicious dishes
the whole family will love.
Celebrity Chef Adam Gertler, host of Food
Network's "Kid in a Candy Store," along with
HungryJack, have come up with original, easy-
to-prepare recipes using everyday items to create a
memorable Easter meal.
"Planning for a holiday meal can be stressful,"
Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Ingredients
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons Hungry Jack Original Regular Syrup
Directions
1. COMBINE thyme, marjoram, salt, onion powder
garlic powder in large resealable food storage bag.
bag and shake well. Add pork slices. Seal bag. She
coat.
2. MELT butter in large nonstick skillet over medium
heat. Add pork mixture. Cook and stir 8 to 10 mi
until pork is browned and no longer pink in center
syrup. Cook and stir until pork is glazed.

Spinach Salad with Warm Maple Dijon Vinai.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Ingredients'
1/4 cup Hungry Jack Original Syrup
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced, or
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (6-ounce) bag fresh baby spinach leaves
1 small unpeeled red apple, cored and thinly slicec
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon or real baco
Directions
1. WHISK together syrup, vinegar, mustard, thyme, g
salt and pepper in a medium microwave-safe bowl
well blended. Gradually whisk in oil, stirring until
thickened.
2. COMBINE spinach, apple, cheese and bacon in a 1:
bowl. Just before serving, microwave vinaigrette or
HIGH for 30 to 45 seconds or until warm. Drizzle
with desired amount of vinaigrette; toss salad and
immediately.


says Chef Gertler. "But by looking to your pantry
for inspiration, you will find ingredients to make a
truly unique and special meal sure to delight your
family and guests!"
Here are ways to use up what you already have
to make a complete Easter menu, including savory
Bacon and Cheese Appetizer Bites, Spinach Salad
with Warm Maple Dijon Vinaigrette, Maple
Glazed Pork Tenderloin, and a sweet Spiced Mocha
Fudge Cake. You'll create an Easter meal worth
celebrating and make your hungry family a happy
one.
For more creative recipes and tips, visit www.
useupthebox.com.


Bacon and Cheese Appetizer Bites
Makes: 24 appetizers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking
Spray
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon water
1 cup Hungry Jack Buttermilk Complete
Pancake & Waffle Mix (Just Add
Water)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar
cheese
1/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Paprika
Directions
1. HEAT oven to 400F. Spray cookie
sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
2. MIX sour cream and water in medium
bowl until well combined. Add
pancake mix, cheese and bacon pieces.
Stir just until dry ingredients are
moistened. Drop by rounded teaspoons
onto prepared cookie sheet.
3. BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly
browned. Brush with melted butter,
sprinkle with paprika. Serve warm.


SJanuary 24, 2011
Walter Ray Dewees to Mary Ann Little, both of Chiefland, Fla.
January 27, 2011
Richard Allan Norman to Christine Morton, both of Trenton, Fla.
February 7, 2011
SRichard Norman Rivard to Kathryn Lynn Johnson, both of Williston, Fla.
SFebruary 8, 2011
:\ Wesley Whitson Steward to Candace Dione Valentine, both of Chiefland,
i Fla.
February 9, 2011
Carl Michael Zervis to Laura Lee Bainbridge, both ofInglis, Fla.
February 10, 2011
Nevel Theron Thompson to Brenda Lynne Mack, both of Chiefland, Fla.
,i February 14, 2011
SLucas Erwin Nordan to Yessenia Nanette Alfonso, both of Archer, Fla.
February 15, 2011
S. Carlos Servilio Ramos to Audrey Gwynne Dronet, both of Yankeetown, Fla.
SFebruary 16, 2011
Dale Albert Rasmussen of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to Nancy Ann Wiles of
Inglis, Fla.
Z February 17, 2011
t, Joseph Andrew Rizer to Elizabeth Claire Gollihue, both ofWilliston, Fla.
February 18, 2011
Patrick Theo Freiwald to Jeanine Lynn Joiner, both of Fanning Springs, Fla.
February 22, 2011
Colin Grant Lowe to Celeste Michele Nichols, both of Newberry, Fla.
February 24, 2011
Rudi Rubiel Escalante-Ortiz to Jamie Lea Beale, both ofWilliston, Fla.
Brandon Ray Burchfield to Donna Katrina Morgan, both of Mobile, Ala.
February 25, 2011
John Arthur Thompson to Denise Marie Addotta, both of Morriston, Fla.
February 28, 2011
Thomas Calvin Guthrie to Kalee Nicole Delaney, both of Ocala, Fla.
Steven Paul Colandreo to Rachael Nicole Davis, both of Newberry, Fla.
March 1, 2011
Clifton Edgar Luck of Old Town, Fla., to Judy Ann Witt of Turkey Creek,
Alachua, Fla.
March 2, 2011
William Louis Smith of Chiefland, Fla., to Victoria Lewis Rhoulhac of
Orlando, Fla.
March 7, 2011
Jerry Luis Flores to Meralys Troche, both ofWilliston, Fla.

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Spiced Mocha Fudge Cake
Makes: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients CAKE:
Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking
Spray
4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened
baking chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1cup hot brewed Folgers Classic
Roast Coffee
2/3 cup Hungry Jack Instant
Mashed Potato Flakes
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
(optional)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST All
Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar
SPICED WHIPPED CREAM:
1/2 pint whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
1. HEAT oven to 350"F. Line bottom
of a 9-inch springform pan with


parchment paper. Coat paper
with no-stick cooking spray. Place
chocolate and butter in medium
microwave-safe bowl. Microwave
on HIGH power 45 to 60 seconds
or until chocolate is melted and
smooth when stirred.
2. COMBINE coffee, potato
flakes, cinnamon and cayenne
in large mixing bowl, stirring
until moistened. Blend in sugar
and vanilla. Blend in chocolate
mixture and egg yolks. Stir
together flour, baking powder
and salt. Gradually blend into
chocolate mixture.
3. BEAT egg whites on medium speed
of electric mixer until stiff. Add
to chocolate mixture and blend
on low speed until completely
blended, scraping sides and
bottom of bowl frequently. Pour
batter into prepared pan. Bake 55
to 60 minutes or until set in center.
Cool completely in pan on wire
rack. Remove from pan. Sprinkle
liberally with powdered sugar.
4. COMBINE whipping cream,
powdered sugar, cinnamon and
vanilla in medium mixing bowl.
Beat on medium speed of electric
mixer until stiff. Serve with cake.


SWE PAY TOPDOLLAR

FOR 100, DIAMONDS,

- !OINS & CURRENCY

S '493-7414
CHIEFLAND REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTER


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
and MEETING TIME CHANGE
Notice is hereby given that the School Board of
Levy County will hold a Special Meeting for the
purpose of due process concerning employee
Lillie Law on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in
the Board Room located at 480 Marshburn Drive,
Bronson.
The School Board also changed the time of the
JAne 7, 2011 Board Meeting from 6:00 p.m. to
8i00 a.m. due to a scheduling conflict with WHS
Graduation.
SIf you have questions concerning this notice
please contact Superintendent Robert Hastings and
as always, the public is welcome to attend.
Pub.: March 31, 2011.


MUST SELL o9,0oo
Drastically reduced to $115,000


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3/2 DWMH with fireplace on 11.6 acres.
Shed w/carport. Enclosed pole barn with
shop. 20'x32' outbuilding with restrooms. 2
wells and irrigation. Doublewide has complete
new roof. 2006 appliances including washer
and dryer. Central Heat/Air. Zoned AG/
Forestry, near Goethe National Forest, 3 mi
to Bronson, 6 mi to Black Prong Equestrian.
Center. Doublewide is currently rented. Owner
financing with $48,000 down.
Call (352) 577-4412.







NEWS

14 March 31, 2011 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal


These very lovely "ladies" put on their dancing shoes to raise money during the 1953 CHS annual
Stunt Night. The entire school participated with the monies raised going to the Salvation Army, Fagg's
home, Hope Haven Hospital, the Cancer Drive and the Tuberculosis Fund. The ladies were members
of the 11th and 12th grades in the 1953 school year. Unfortunately, their names were not listed.


Church Burn continued froinpage 1
told commissioners that he wa. not aw.iar that the church was uf historic interest.
"There were no historical markers It jui[ looked like an old barn." Harris said.
I have four signatures on the tormn for permission to burn the building as a training
exercise," Harris said. "Ther Clhiilrand Citkien) made it look like )ou guys hd hired a
rube," Harris ;<:id.
Nla ,or Pomernv <.iid itwas' sad that the hi.tonr aofihurch nicrant -s' little t. the :.wrner-
Corrmis,:ionet Teresa Barren disagreed. "It as lust a niiscnnomnunication between the
historical society and the club.' Tlie Adaims\vlle Cenmetery Club i~ the trustee of the
AMNE Church and Cemneteri o tAdas.in llie According to BIarion. the club thought thic.
had exhausted .wernues tr crjnts to returbilh the church.
Harris told comminsiionrers that he had a "disturbing call" about the church burning
after the tact, and was threatened u ith legdl acti'_-n tor his role in the church's demise.
Harris said that burning pr',pcrtv at the request :Of the c'v ier is not i c'rth doing, it it
causes problems. But, Harris said, the practice i. val jl.able training: to,:ol
Cit Artornve Norm Fugate told c,_mininsioners that co nnins:ioners should tike a
look at what \Williston uses tor permission ftrr fire agLncic. to burn buldirngs on private
property The document \Villiht..n u'es has lang uage that "c.uld hold the agency harmless
of any alleged misconduct in such a situation
"I'm not going to, let the Citien) dictate what I do" for property owners who come to
him tL- burn abandoned buildings, said Harris.





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SLEY COUNTY JOUR A
IlE CI !ouNTY PAi'iL h liST. I2

Can Be Found in These Locations


Bronson
Bronson Public Library
Hungry Howies 27A
Dollar General
Bronson Post Office 27A
Nobles 27A
Bronson IGA
Bronson 99cent Discount
Store
Kangaroo 27A392
Hathaway
Week's Chevron 27A
Bronson Morris Junction
Bronson Journal
Sunoco US 19
Fanning Springs
Tackle Box
Fanning Springs Citgo
Dollar General
Jiffy Store 25897 SEUS19
Old Town BP
Carter's Feed Store
CR347
Chiefland
Igiri Gas Mart
Jiffy #2946-Midtown
US 19
1 ABC
COMMUNITY Pizza US
19
Bill's BBQ
US 19


Burger King US 19
China 1
CVS PharmacyU9
Walgreens
Bett's B T
Dekes Steakhouse
Stone's BP NW US19
Mya's Chinese Restaurant
Winn Dixie #168
Mail & More
Jiffy 3000 (Church's
Chicken) US19/320
Jiffy 2280 Manatee
Highway 320
Sunoco SE 320/19
Huddle House US 19
Chiefland
Dollar General -HWY 19
Chiefland Laundromat
Hardees
Bubbaque's Restaurant
Chiefland PO Park Ave
Chamber of Commerce
Chiefland Library
Levy County Journal
Chiefland
Dollar General
Cedar Key
Cedar Key RV Resort
Island Jiffy #3426 SR24
& Whiddon
Jiffy #1173 by Cedar Key
PO


Cedar Key Library
The Market Place
Otter Creek
Herschel's Quik Stop
US 19
Otter Creek Country
Store
Williston
Li'l Food Ranch #4321
US 27A
Li'l Food Ranch #3626
16790 NE SR121
Corner Market 121/41
Winn Dixie # 171
McDonald's
Green Shutters
Restaurant 27A
Subway 27A
Sunoco across from HS
Williston Corner Market-
Noble Ave.
Sunoco Island #501
Kangaroo #1181 27A/41
553 N Main
Williston Library
Kangaroo Express 1182
E. Noble
Hitchcock's 27A
Hitchcock's Inside 27A
Chevron-Noble Ave
Driftwood Rest.
Frog's BBQ 27A
Williston Chamber


CHS Reunion May

be a Blast from

the Past
With pictures like these from the yearbooks the CHS
Reunion should prove to be very interesting. The multi-year
reunion will be on Saturday April 23rd at the Otter Springs
Campground for years 1950 to 1965. It is open to anyone
and any teacher who wants to attend but surely the "ladies"
could help out with the entertainment if they would just
show up! The cost is $20 per person and the money needs
to be turned in by April 10th. For more info call: Lynn
Pirrman Crutchfield at 352-542-0356, Earlene Campbell
Crews at 352-493-4825, or Myrtice Bailey Scabarozi at 352-
493-2292.
Watch for more revealing photos in the Levy County
Journal as the time approaches. And by the way, does anyone
know who the entertainers above are? Call us at 490-4462 or
486-2312 and let us know and we will reveal their names in
the next issue.


Archaeology: Demystifying


the Evidence
Cedar Key Library is known for providing
the most provocative and engaging winter
programs a curious Floridian could ask
for. This past Saturday was no exception.
The Lower Suwannee Refuge and the
library sponsored University of Florida
Anthropology Department 2011's update of
their five-year survey.
Dr Kenneth Sassaman and his graduate
students, just finishing up the second year
of surveys across the Lower Suwannee
NWR 30 coastal miles and 13 Cedar Keys
NWR islands, provided news of their latest
discoveries. As the four presenters spoke,
slides of maps old and new, exposed the
many mounds of Cedar Key and the open
plaza, now covered with roads and homes.
What surprised the researchers the most
has been the many shell rings found all along
the coast. These rings of midden material
with domestic debris adjacent, imply dwelling
sites alongside the rings. Cedar Key and
Shell Mound are but 2 sites where the rings


were uncovered. In their next presentation,
March 2012, we will learn more about the
function of the rings.
Many of the funery pots placed within the"
grave of the ancient deceased have been long
robbed from the graves by locals, tourists, or'
by wealthy hobbyists like Montegue Tallent
in the 1930s. After his death, Tallent's
collection was donated to and is on exhibit "
at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton,
three hours south. The spectacular beauty
of these dozen or so Weeden Period pots is
truly compelling. Only shards are now found"
along the Cedar Keys as middens and burial,
sites, millennia old, erode into the Gulf.
With shards, fish bones, mollusks,
and other material culture being found
throughout the Refuge, we may have a better
picture of the lifeways of the Archaic and
Woodland culture peoples that inhabited this
island paradise long before our European and
African ancestors.


Buy Local Promotion Sets April 12

as Reinvest Day...


The University of Florida is
promoting a series of events
to encourage communities
to Buy Local in their own
neighborhoods. Dollars
spent supporting local
and independently-owned
businesses creates a "multiplier
effect" in the local economy
as each dollar re-circulates
within the community
to support small-scale
livelihoods and jobs.
The Levy County Board
of County Commissioners
proclaimed April 12th as
Reinvest Day which will
mark the official launch of
the Buy Local North Central
Florida campaign as part of
the U ofF Rethink campaign


designed to engage, educate
and empower citizens to
consider waste in all its
forms and the ways they can
REduce, REuse, REcycle,
REpurpose, REnew, REstore,
and REspond. As the project
expands discount cards will be
offered as part of the initiative
to stay within local parameters
rather than drive distances
to purchase what could be
bought at home. Saves fuel
also and at today's prices that
could be quite a savings.
This initial request is an
invitation for citizens to make
it a point to support at least
one local and independently-
owned business on this day as
a way of reinvesting in their


community.
Let's support our local
businesses every day and
especially on April 12th.


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Angry Drops Linen Riots Tying
Basket Encyclopedias Litter Rusty Union
Blush Erase Media Scene Usually
Bring Fiction Mends Sitting Views
Canned Finds Myths Solve Witches
Chops Floods Nasty Spends Yards
Cling Fruits Naval Sperm
Clubs Grave Needed Spoke
Crisp Guide Noisier Stayed

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CLASSIFEDS

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LEVY COUNTYJL CAlassiricds
C 9I a I Is di i d 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
155 Schools & Instruction 325 Vacation Rentals 525 Appliances 570 Swap, Barter or Trade DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOON


125 SERVICES


440 VACANT LAND
210 HELP WANTED 210 HELP WANTED AND LOTS


REWARD LOST
CHIHUAHUA Audrey is a
9-year-old, brown/tan female
Chihuahua lost on Mar. 19.
Last seen near 4448 NE 142
Ave behind the BP station
between Bronson and
Williston. NOT an outside
dog. Please call Jerad at
352-281-4039 or email
jerads3d@embarqmail.com
4/21Jp
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.

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

;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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SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS!
- We move 'em. Best price
in Sown. 352-493-03)45.
Joe's Rollback Service.


Credit cards accepted.
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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 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
7/20/2011AbJf7/21/2011

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

IS YOU'RE A/C UNIT
READY FOR SUMMER?
Call Bud the A/C Man for
a $50 Spring Inspection.
Licensed and Insured. Call
(352) 213-5216. 4/7Jp

HANDYMAN -
25 years experience. All
types of carpentry, roof
repair, pressure washing,
painting interior/exterior.
10% discount for senior
citizens. 352-949-9330.
3/31Jp

TAX-TIME: Let me help
with your taxes. 23 years
experience. Reasonable
Rates. Al @ (352) 328-8875.
4/14Ap

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

LICENSED MASSAGE
THERAPIST Nikki Rae
Sun, 30 years experience.
"Have table will travel." FL
License# MA3677. 352-528-
0405. 4/7Jp

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 4/21Jp
130 FREE
FREE MEALS ON WHEELS
FOR PETS: Hosted by
Happy Tails Social Club. Call
for details (352) 493-0252
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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

210 HELP WANTED
START YOUR OWN AVON
BUSINESS TODAY! Just
$10. No Inventory needed.
No Minimum orders. Call
Pam at 352-538-1845.
tfnApJf

CASH PAID FOR JUNK
CARS. $200 and up. 352-
771-6191. 3/313ip


KUT-N-UP SALON is
looking for licensed,
talented, self-motivated,
and dependable stylist
and nail techs. Our salon
provides a fun and friendly
workplace that is focused
on client satisfaction.
Please call Tues-Friday, 9
to 5 or stop by and ask for
June. Experienced and with
cliental preferred but not
required. 352-528-2030.
3/31Jp

ARNOLD FARMS, LLC: 219
Double Creek Point Road,
Chestertown, Maryland
21620 is looking for 25
seasonal "Temporary" field
workers for a fresh market
vegetable farm to plant,
cultivate, weed, fertilize, and
sort vegetables. The work
week is 40 hours, though
hours may be extended
during peak season. No
prior experience is required
and training will be provided.
Applicants must be able
to crouch, bend, sit on
the ground, reach, lift,
and carry items weighing
up to 75 Ibs. All tools and
supplies necessary for this
position will be provided.
The anticipated work period
is May 1, 2011 to October
30, 2011. The wage rate is
$10.60 per hour. Housing
will be made available at no
cost to workers who cannot
reasonably return to their
permanent residence at the
end of each working day. If
applicable, transportation
and subsistence expenses
to the worksite will be
covered. Applicants should
call 352-244-5925 or report
to, or bring resumes to their
nearest SWA office. 3/31Jp

COLLEGE of
CENTRAL
F L OR IDA)A
You are Cordially Invited,...
To Apply for Employment
Opportunities
at
College of Central Florida

Part-time Custodian
(Levy Campus) To keep
college buildings and
entranceways clean and
sanitary. Knowledge of the
materials, methods and
equipment typically used
in janitorial work. Prefer
completion of 8th grade or
higher. Open until filled.
Human Resources
Coordinator BA
and three years full-
time Human Resource
Administration experience
required. Proficient
use computer software
required.
Part-time Educational
Advisor (Health
Sciences)- BA and three
years full-time Counseling
experience required.
Faculty -Accounting
Technology
Faculty Associate
Degree Nursing
Faculty Business
& Organizational
Management
Faculty Instrumental
Music
Faculty Practical
Nursing
Faculty Vocal Music
Adjunct opportunities
available college-wide
Instructional positions
require a Master's degree
in the discipline unless
otherwise noted. View
website for additional
details. Candidate must
possess a commitment
to the college objective
of providing instruction
for diverse student
populations.
To apply for a position
visit www.CF.edu click
on Quick Links then
Employment. Fax copy
of unofficial transcripts to
352-873-5885 or e-mail to
hr@cf.edu.


Failure to submit a
CF application, pool
authorization card
and copy of required
transcripts will disqualify
you from consideration for
a position.
3001 SW College Road,
Ocala, FL 34474
CF is an EOE/DFW
Employer
3/31Jb

DRIVERS: DEDICATED
RUNS!
Top Pay, Weekly
Home-Time
for Solo's and Teams
Consistent Freight with
Werner Enterprises
1-888-567-4862
4/7Jp

240 PART TIME HELP
WANTED
LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING -
approximately 4 hours/week.
Archer/Bronson area. $10/
hour. MUST BE 21+. 352-
486-2539. 3/31Jp

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
3 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH
COUNTRY HOUSE: large
rooms, front porch, ready
now. 352-572-9471. 4/14Jp

440 VACANT LAND
AND LOTS









THE PERFECT RETREAT:
40 acres off 326 in Gulf
Hammock, FL. Three
buildable lots of 5+ acres
each; remaining acreage
is all contiguous and has a
lime rock bed walking trail.
Well on site. Five minutes to
Waccasassa Fishing Club.
Call 352-748-1182 or email
reggie@oxfordland.com
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down payment, easy terms.
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Mobile home ready with light
pole, water pump, and septic
tank. $200/down. $15,000.
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TO BUY
JUNK CARS BOUGHT:
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CASH PAID FOR JUNK
CARS. $200 and up. 352-
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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

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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
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Metal burn barrels, $10;
plastic barrels, $12; open-top


plastic barrels, $15; 5-gallon
buckets, $1.50. Delivery
available. 352-486-5860.
6/2/11Jb

SHED in Williston Gable
barn, red/white trim, metal
roof, PT wood floor, 12'x32'.
Excellent condition, like new.
Many extras. $5,950. 561-
318-7153. 3/31Jp
530 GUNS
GUN SHOW SCHEDULE
April 2 & 3 Ocala
April 30-May 1 Leesburg
May 14 & 15 Starke
May 28 & 29 Inverness
June 4 & 5 Crystal River
Concealed Weapons
Classes Daily.
GunTraderGunShows.com
352-339-4780
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535 PETS FOR SALE
HAIRLESS CHINESE-
CRESTED PUPPIES: 4 with
hair (powder puff), 3 without
hair. Health Certificates.
$600/each. 352-528-0546
ask for Bob or Angie. 4/14Jp
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-
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ANY JUNK CAR cash
paid up to $500. Free pickup.
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HAYABUSA, chrome
wheels, chrome Yoshimura
4N1 header, 11K miles,
plum/black, custom extras,
great tires, sharp bike, fast.
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800 miles, almost new,
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IEGALS

16 March 31, 2011 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal


LEGAL NOTICESA


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 38-2010-DR-1155
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
DAWN GROVE,
Petitioner,
and
RUSSELL GROVE,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO:
RUSSELL GROVE
816 Tennessee Avenue
Etowah, TN 37331
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed
against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on DAWN GROVE, c/o
Lorraine H. Sherman, Esq.,
P.O. Box 268, LaCrosse, FL
32658 on or before April 28th,
2011, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at
Levy County Clerk of Court,
355 South Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621 before
service on Petitioner or im-
mediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Su-
preme Court Approved Fam-
ily Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on re-
cord at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of plead-
ings.
Dated: March 16, 2011.
(Court Seal)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Lindsey Polk /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14,
2011.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2011-CA-
000236
CAPITAL CITY BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
JANNEY REALTY a/k/a
JANNEY REALTY, INC., a
Florida corporation, MAR-
CIE JANNEY, UNKNOWN
HEIRS OF D. WAYNE
JANNEY a/k/a DONALD
W. JANNEY, deceased,
and UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, DEPARTMENT
OF TREASURY, INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
D. WAYNE JANNEY a/k/a
DONALD W. JANNEY,
Deceased.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED
that an action to recover
damages under a note
and foreclose a mortgage
on the following property
in Levy County, Florida:
Lot 18, Block 3, Correc-
tive Plat of OAK FOREST
ESTATES, according to
the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 5, Page 29
of the Public Records
of Levy County, Florida;
And:
Lots 4 and 5, Block 1 of
Corrective Plat of Oak For-
est Estates, according to
the Plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 5, Page
29, of the Public Records
of Levy County, Florida.
And
Parcel No. 22, of Meredith


Hills, according to the plat
thereof, recorded in Unre-
corded Plat Book 1, Page
6, of the Public Records of
Levy County, Florida, said
parcel being more particu-
larly described as follows:


That part of Section 4,
Township 12 South, Range
17 East, being more partic-
ularly described as follows:
Commence at the South-
west corner of the SE 1/4
of Section 4 for a Point
of Reference, thence run
South 85 degrees 21
minutes 52 seconds East
along the South line of
Section 4, a distance of
617.31 feet to the Point
of Beginning; thence from
the said Point of Begin-
ning, run North 55 degrees
12 minutes 13 seconds
East a distance of 764.40
feet, thence run South 34
degrees 47 minutes 47
seconds East a distance
of 628.60 feet to an in-
tersection with the said
South line of Section 4,
thence run North 85 de-
grees 21 minutes 52 sec-
onds West, along the said
South line of Section 4, a
distance of 989.67 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
Subject to a 25-foot road-
way on the northwesterly
side of aforesaid property,
to be used in common, for
ingress and egress to and
from the State Road #24.
has been filed against you,
Janney Realty a/k/a Janney
Realty, Inc., Marcie Jan-
ney, and the United States
of America, Department of
Treasury, Internal Revenue
Service, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any,
to it on Plaintiff's attorney,
E. Dylan Rivers, whose ad-
dress is Ausley & McMul-
len, Post Office Box 391,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302,
on or before April 29, 2011
(30 days excluding week-
ends and holidays after the
first date of publication),
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against
you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition.
DATED on March 14,
2011.
(COURT SEAL)
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: March 24, 31, 2011.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 38-2011-CP-0016
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ORVILLE J. CLARK
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of
the estate of ORVILLE J .
CLARK, deceased, whose
date of death was January
3r ,1996 and whose social
security number is XXX-
XX-3963, is pending in the
Circuit Court for LEVY Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 355
S. Court Street, Bronson,
Florida 32621-6520. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and
the personal representa-
tive'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
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 FOREVERR
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 March 24,
2011.
Personal Representative:
CHRISTINE R. CLARK
2023 WEST EAS TWOOD
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60635
SANDY ALAN LEVITT, PA
Attorneys for Personal Rep-
resentative
2201 RINGLING BOULE-
VARD
SUITE 203
SARASOTA, FL 34237
Telephone ( 941 ) 955-9993
Florida Bar No.: 0282529
Pub.: Mar. 24, 31, 2011.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2011-CP-0033
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIAANN HOUSTON
a/k/a
PATRICIAA. HOUSTON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of PATRICIA ANN
HOUSTON a/k/a PATRICIA
A. HOUSTON, deceased,
whose date of death was No-
vember 11, 2010, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which
is 355 S. Court Street, Bron-
son, Florida 32621. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and
the personal representa-
tive'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 no-
tice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 March
24, 2011.
Personal Representative:

DEBORAH HOUSTON
HARRIGAN /s/
8733 Cypress Reserve
Circle
Orlando, Florida 32836
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Norma Stanley /s/
Florida Bar Number:
0778450
Lowndes Drosdick Doster
Kantor & Reed, P.A.
215 North Eola Drive
Post Office Box 2809
Orlando, Florida 32802
Telephone: (407) 843-4600
Pub.: Mar. 24, 31, 2011.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 38-2011-CP-0047
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AMA NELL PERRY A/K/A
AMA NELL WINN
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of Ama Nell Perry
a/k/a Ama Nell Winn, de-
ceased, whose date of death
was February 14, 2011, is
pending in the Circuit Court


for Levy County, Florida,
Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 355 South
Court Street, Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the per-
sonal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this 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 publica-
tion of this notice is March
24, 2011.
Personal Representative:
Marsha Duncan /s/
975 Columbia Schoolhouse
Road
Manitou, Kentucky 42436
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John A. Nelson, Esquire /s/
Florida Bar Number:
0727032
Slaymaker and Nelson, P.A.
2218 Highway 44 West
Inverness, Florida 34453
Telephone: (352) 726-6129
Fax: (352) 726-0223
E-Mail: john@slaymakerlaw.
com
Pub.: March 24, 31, 2011
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 38-2011-CP-
0040
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DELORES M. DEASE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
Estate of DELORES M.
DEASE, Deceased, whose
date of death was January
8, 2011; File Number 38-
2011-CP-0040, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which
is Levy County Courthouse,
355 South Court Street,
Bronson, FL 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
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 PERIOD 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 March
24, 2011.
Susan Hill DeJesus /s/
Personal Representative
4227 NW 218t Street
Gainesville, FL 32605
GREGORY V.
BEAUCHAMP, P.A. /s/
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 178770
P. O. Box 1129
Chiefiand, FL 32644
(352)493-1458
Pub.: Mar. 24, 31, 2011.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA-
000019
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TOBY BASS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF
RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated March 18, 2011
and entered in Case NO. 38-
2010-CA-000019 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the EIGHTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for LEVY
County, Florida wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
is the Plaintiff and TOBY
BASS; JOLENE BASS A/K/A
JOLENE CALLAWAY; are
the Defendants, The Clerk of
the Court will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash
at MAIN LOBBY OF THE
LEVY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the
2nd day of May, 2011, the
following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 35, TOWN-
SHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE
14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND
APPURTENANCE
THERETO VIN #'S FL-
HML3B155727275A & FL-
HML3B155727275B.
A/K/A 6751 NW 45TH
STREET, CHIEFLAND, FL
32626
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on
March 23, 2011.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group,
P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
Americans with Disabilities
Act If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact: Ms. Jan
Phillips, Human Resources
Manager Alachua County
Family/Civil Courthouse, 201
E. University Avenue, Room
410, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-337-6237/Fax:
352-374-5238.
Pub.: Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 2011.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 38-2011 CP
0045


IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACK S. MICHAEL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of
the estate pf JACK S. MI-
CHAEL, deceased, whose


date of death was February
19, 2011, File Number 38-
2011-CP-0045, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Levy
County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which
is Levy County Courthouse,
355 Court Street, Bronson,
FL 32626. The name and
address of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other. persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice has
been served must file their
claims with the court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the de-
cedent and persons having
claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must
file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO YEARS OF MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this notice is March
31, 2011.
Personal Representative:
DONALD LAWRENCE
Post Office Box 2799
Chiefland, FL 32644
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP
Florida Bar No. 110207
LAW OFFICE OF
R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP
Attorney for Personal
Representative
19 NE Third Street
Post Office Box 10
Chiefland, FL 32644
Telephone: 352/493-2525
Pub.: March 31, April 7,
2011.
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NOTICE
The Cedar Key
Community
Redevelopment Agency
The Cedar Key Commu-
nity Redevelopment Agency
(CRA) in accordance with
Chapter 163, Florida Stat-
utes, has filed with the City
Commission of Cedar Key
and other entities a report
of its activities for Fiscal
Year 2009-2010. The re-
port includes an Agency fi-
nancial statement resulting
from an independent audit
of the Agency's Redevelop-
ment Trust Fund as well as a
comparison of the agency's
goals, objectives and poli-
cies to annual program ac-
complishments.
The CRA report for Fiscal
Year 2009-2010 is available
for review by the general
public during regular busi-
ness hours in the Office of
the City Clerk, City of Cedar
Key, 490 2nd St. Cedar Key,
FL 32625
This 24th day of March,
2011
Gregory Lang, Director
Pub.: March 31, 2011.

NOTICE UNDER
FICTITIOUS
NAME LAW Pursuant to
Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN that the undersigned, de-
siring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of:
CHIEFLAND HAIR &
BEYOND
In the County of: LEVY,
Address: 11 NE 4 Avenue
In the City of: CHIEFLAND,
Florida 32626
Intends to register the said
name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Talla-


hassee, Florida.
Dated at Bronson, Florida
This 21st day of March, 2011.
OWNER: Joseph Blacketer
Pub.: March 31, 2011.










L.EGALS

The Levy County Journal levyjournalonline.com The County Paper, Est. 1923 March 31, 2011 17


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
(SWFWMD) announces the
following public meeting to
which all interested persons
are invited:
Peace River Basin Board
Meeting: Consider Basin
business including Basin
Board review of Coopera-
tive Funding proposals and
associated budgetary impli-
cations for fiscal year 2012.
Some Board members may
participate in the meeting via
communications media tech-
nology.
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 8,
2011; 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Bartow
Service Office, 170 Century
Boulevard, Bartow FL 33830
(Note: this is a change of
location from the published
calendar)
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: Phyllis.
Young @watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or
(352)796-7211, x4615 (Ad
Order EXE0129)
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.: March 31, 2011.
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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/.

03/12/2010
536704 E 1192 756 $10.00 TRACT 27 CORRECTIVE
PLAT OF FLORIAN HTS SD, BDY 25-12-17
Grantor: BENTZ PATRICIA E
Grantees: CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
INC
536705 E 1192 757 $10.00 L12-13(9) BRONSON HTS
Grantor: BGM REAL ESTATE INVESTORS INC
Grantees: CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
INC
536706 E 1192 758 $10.00 L1(G) CASONS INGLIS
ACRES #9
Grantor: BRANCATO PHILIP E JR
Grantees: CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
INC


Regular Meeting of Levy County Board of

County Commissioners On March 8, 2011


The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County
Commissioners was held on March 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the
Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with
the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens,
Comm. Marsha Drew, Comm. Ryan Bell, Comm. Chad Johnson.
Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp, County
Attorney Anne Bast Brown, County Coordinator Fred Moody,
Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond.
Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.
Bruce Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance.
EXPENDITURES
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the following
expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm.
Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.
MINUTES
Approval of minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held
February 8, 2011 and the Regular Board Meeting held February
22, 2011.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes for the
regular meeting held February 8, 2011 and February 22, 2011
as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the
MOTION CARRIES.
LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
911 ADDRESSING
Mike West, 911 Director
A. Request for approval and signature on Centurylink Product
and Services Agreement.
Mr. West requested Board approval and the Board Chairman's
signature on the Centurylink Product and Services Agreement.
Mr. West explained this is a software maintenance contract which
has already been granted and requires no matching funds
Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Centurylink
Product and Services Agreement with the Chairman's signature as
presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION
CARRIES.
DEPARTMENT REPORTS
COUNTY COORDINATOR
Fred Moody
A. Proclamation 2011-05 Recognizing April, 2011 as Water
Conservation Month.
Mr. Moody requested approval of Proclamation 2011-05
recognizing April, 2011 as Water Conservation Month in Levy
County and read the Proclamation into record.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-05
recognizing April, 2011 as Water Conservation Month. Second
was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.
ASSISTANT TO THE COUNTY COORDINATOR
Dick Tummond
A. Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funding Available for
Levy County.
Mr. Tummond stated Levy County has been notified by the
Department of Community Affairs of being selected as a possible
recipient of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds in the
amount of $1,029,844. Mr. Tummond explained this program
allows for the purchase of foreclosed or abandoned properties based
on targeted areas of the county and does not require matching
funds. Mr. Tummond requested the Board make a decision to
either accept or reject the funds available by the March 18, 2011
deadline and have the Board Chairman sign a letter of intent. If it
is determined at a later date the funds cannot be used, they are to be
returned.


Comm. Bell made a motion to accept the funds available and to
send a letter of intent with the Chairman's signature. Second was
made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Letha Keene
A. Request to accept the Amendment to the Withlacoochee
Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Agreement.
Mrs. Keene requested Board approval to accept the Amendment
to the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC)
Agreement. Mrs. Keen explained the Amendment adds two
additional projects to the original Agreement approved on
December 7, 2010. The additions are to add the scope of work
outlines of the Levy County HsEEP Tabletop Exercise in the
amount of $17,060.25 and the development of a Countywide
Community Wildfire Protection Program (CWPP) in the amount
of $12,500. These projects will be funded by Homeland Security
dollars and are non-matching.
Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Amendment to the
Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Agreement
as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION
CARRIES.
ROAD DEPARTMENT
Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent
A. Present bids for mowing tractors.
Mr. Greenlee presented the bids received for mowing tractors to
the Board. The bids received were from:
Live Oak Tractor
GreenSouth Equipment
Highland Tractor
RingPower
Mr. Greenlee opened the envelopes at the podium and then
took to Board office to review and stated he would bring a
recommendation to the Board at the next meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Bruce Borders, with Standing United as Americans, spoke to
the Board regarding Memorial signs for three soldiers from Levy
County killed in the war in Iraq and Afganistan. He stated the
first Veteran's Day Parade was held in Chiefland this past year.
Two signs have been donated for Cpl. Brian Busey to be placed on
the roadway entering and leaving Cedar Key.
Mr. Borders asked if the Board could approve placing a sign
at CR 347 for Brian Busey, as this is the road where he lived and
another on the road heading to Cedar Key from Chiefland near
Fowler's Bluff.
Mr. Borders asked if the Board would ask the Town of Bronson
to send a letter to Senator Dean and Representative Bembry's office
to ask for a memorial sign for Cpl. Paige, from Bronson and to
follow up on the signs to be placed in Chiefland for Cpl. Campbell.
Comm. Stevens stated the Board would check into what they
could do and will contact him as soon as possible.
Renate Cannon spoke to the Board regarding an article in
the Levy County Journal stating the Journal is considered the
newspaper of record for Levy County. She asked for clarification of
this statement as it was her understanding there was no newspaper
of record.
Comm. Stevens advised Mrs. Cannon there is no official
newspaper of record designated by the Board.
COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS
Comm. Stevens reminded everyone there will be a Public
Hearing this evening at 6:30 P.M. regarding a Proposed Large
Scale Land Use Map Amendment.
There being no further business to come before the commission,
the meeting adjourned at 9:38 a.m.


CITY OF CHIEFLAND

CITY COMMISSION MEETING March 14,2011


The Chiefland City Commission met in Regular Session at City
Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-
Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank
Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson,
SCommissioner
MEMBERS ABSENT: None.
ALSO PRESENT:Grady Hartzog, City Manager
Norm Fugate, City Attorney; Robert Douglas, Police Chief;
James Harris, Fire Chief;
Bill Hammond, Building and Zoning Official; Laurie Copeland,
Project Finance Coordinator.
Student of the Month
Commissioner Hudson recognized the achievements of the
following students: Illiandra Barney Chiefland Elementary
School (not present); Caleb Hardee Chiefland Middle School;
SSarah Ivey Chiefland High School (not present).
Visitors
Paige Brookins and Bill Hammond Levy County School
Foundation. Mr. Hammond and Mrs. Brookins announced the
Levy County School Foundation bike ride will be held at the
Nature Coast Trail on April 161h. The money raised through
sponsorships will fund special needs in the school classrooms.
Commissioners and Staff agreed to personally donate $10.00 each.
Susie Underwood Michelle Parker Barking Dog Complaint
Mr. Hartzog said Mrs. Underwood (not present) has complained
numerous times about her neighbors barking dog. City animal
control has responded several times and found the dog wasn't
barking at those times. She said the dog mainly barks at night
and she was told to call the police department while the animal
control officer was off duty. Chief Douglas said he spoke with Mrs.
Underwood and asked her to call the police department and an
officer can respond with a noise meter.
Mrs. Parker said she has the same problem in the neighborhood.
She played an audio recording of a barking beagle saying the dog
keeps her up during the night. She said the dog is in a pen and
doesn't get any attention.
Mrs. Parker said two City workers who responded told her she
has to get use to living in a subdivision. Mayor Pomeroy asked
Chief Douglas to send an officer over to Mrs. Packers neighborhood
to record the decibel level of the barking dog. Chief Douglas
agreed.
City Manager Grady Hartzog
Ordinance Number 11-01 Amending Chapter 66 Local Business
Tax Second and Final Reading
Vice Mayor Barron moved to approve the second reading of
Ordinance Number 11-01. Commissioner Cason seconded and the
motion passed 4-1. Mayor Pomeroy dissented.
Approval of 2011 FMIT Matching Grant for Delma Locke
Fencing
The City will receive $1,942.66 from the Florida League of
Cities FMIT matching grant for the purchase of fencing material
to install at the Delma Locke Park. Vice Mayor said she doesn't like
the idea of locking the area there will be one way in and one way
out with no gate at this time.
Vice Mayor Barron moved to approve the grant award contract
and allow the Mayor to execute all grant documents and purchase
the fencing materials. Commissioner Cason seconded and the
motion passed 5-0.
2010/2011 Budget Adjustment and Re-Advertisement
Since the City has approved the use of impact fees for
department projects staff has been informed by Btauchamp and
Edwards that a re-advertisement of the 2010/2011 annual budget


is necessary to move the money forward from reserve into the
operating budget. The re-advertisement will include all the recently
awarded grants to account for the unbudgeted revenues and impact
fees for the new projects.
Vice Mayor Barren suggested waiting until closer until the end
of the year so everything can be done at one time. Mrs. Copeland
said staff can not spend the impact fee money until it is advertised.
Mr. Hartzog said he will bring the figures to the next Commission
meeting. No objections were heard.
Police Chief Robert Douglas
Design Build of Metal Storage Building for Chiefland Police
Department
Chief Douglas reported a friend donated $10,000 to the
Friends of the Chiefland Police Department 501(3)(C). He asked
permission to obtain prices for a block addition to the Police
Department which he will bring to the next Commission meeting.
Commissioners agreed.
Approval of 2011 FMIT Matching Grant for Police Vehicle
Signal Lighting
The City will receive $990 from the Florida League of Cities
FMIT matching grant for the purchase of LED signal lights for
nine patrol vehicles. Matching funds will be used from the Police
Department operating expense budget.
Vice Mayor Barron moved to approve receiving the grant award
from FMIT which is important for officer's safety. Commissioner
Cason seconded and the motion passed 5--0.
Fire ChiefJames Harris
Approval of 2011 Division of Forestry 50/50 Grant Award
The City has been selected to receive funds for a matching grant
to replace the bed on the F350 brush truck. The total cost of the
brush truck bed replacement is $9,360 and Forestry will reimburse
the City 50% or $4,680 with the remaining share funded from the
Fire Department capital outlay budget.
Chief Harris said the current brush truck bed can go to surplus
for auction. There are several issues with the steel bed on this truck,
the truck is overweight and the bed needs to be fully enclosed. The
new aluminum bed will reduce the weight and all equipment on the
bed will be secured. There will be an additional expense of $800
from the Fire Department operating maintenance budget to switch
the beds and for striping.
Commissioner Cason moved to approve the FMIT 50/50 grant
from the Division of Forestry. Vice Mayor Barron seconded.
Commissioner Hudson asked the year of the truck. Chief Harris
replied the truck is 2005. Chief Harris said now it is illegal now
to sit in bed of the truck to put out fires, firefighters are now
taught to walk next to the truck with a nozzle. Mrs. Copeland
said the old truck bed can be placed on-line with Gov Deals.
Commissioner Hudson said he doesn't like voting to spend $4,600
to replace something that's only five years old. Motion passed 4-1.
Commissioner Buie dissented.
City Attorney Norm D. Fugate No reports.
Old Business None.
Commissioners New Business
Commissioner Buie asked for nets for the basketball goals at
Buie Park and signs designating the men and woman bathrooms.
Mayor Pomeroy said the trees at the Nature Coast Trailhead
parking area are dying.
Mayor Pomeroy asked traditionally Commissioners have
purchased a hog from someone who lives in the City or close to
the city limits. He asked Commissioners to call Mr. Hartzog with
the name of students whose hogs did not make the weigh-in at the
livestock fair.
Correspondence


Florida League of Cities Alert CDBG Program Support
The alert is notification that in an effort to reduce federal
domestic spending the House of Representative passed a spending
bill H.R. 1 that imposes a $2.5 billon cut to the CDBG program.
The alert asks cities who have benefited from the CDBG programs
by strengthening its infrastructure and improving economic
development to show support opposing the cut to the CDBG
program. Mr. Hartzog said the City of Chiefland will receive a
$650,000 CDBG grant this year. Mayor Pomeroy said he disagrees
with the Florida League of Cities on this issue and Commissioners
can, if they wish, call Senators Nelson and Rubio asking them to
maintain status quo by spending money the State doesn't have. No
action taken.
Industrial Park Building
Mr. Hartzog said the new 5000 sq. ft. Industrial Park building
is completed. He was contacted by Mr. Richard Rosier of the
Department of Corrections who is interested in leasing 4000 sq,
ft. with conditions for the interior of the building. He is offering a
seven year lease based on the conditions. Rough estimate is $80,000
- $100,000 to complete the building based on these conditions. The
lease is $18.00 per sq. ft. and the Department will pay for only 3364
sq. ft. for a monthly lease total of $6055. If this is approved the City
will get its money back for the building in two years.
Mr. Hartzog said there was $163,000 in the Industrial Park fund
the City just spent $69,429 on the building so there is a little less
than $100,000 in the fund. Mr. Hartzog said the Department of
Corrections is currently leasing Mrs. Brookins building and their
lease will be up next year. Mr. Hartzog said some of the conditions
include the City paying for janitorial service and utilities. He said if
Commissioners are interested he can forward the contract draft to
Mr. Fugate.
Mrs. Brookins said the Department of Corrections are required
by law to bid it out. She has the same bid offers from the agency and
the contract is a full service contract. She noted that Commissioners
would be taking business away from an already established business
in the City who pays taxes and all their bills.
Mayor Pomeroy said he doesn't t want to be in competition with
local businesses. Commissioners agreed to take no action.
Approval of Regular Commission Meeting Minutes February
28, 2011 Commissioner Cason made a motion to approve the
February 28, 2011 regular meeting minutes. Commissioner Buie
seconded and the motion passed 5-0.
Public Comment
Gene Stockman
Mr. Stockman commented on the editorial in the Chiefland
Citizen where Commissioners were criticized for having a non-
advertized meeting after the Commission meeting when Chief
Harris received his pay raise. He thanked the four Commissioners
for approving the raise. Mr. Fugate said the City Commission has
meetings that start at 5:30PM and go over time so the meeting
is adjourned to go into the regular meeting and then go back to
the previous meeting after the regular meeting. Mr. Hartzog said
he thinks the Mayor made it very clear. Mr. Fugate said unless
someone is raising this as an issue or if the Commission wants to
do something different then there is no reason to address it. Mayor
Pomeroy said he thinks it was very clear that the other meeting was
to be re-opened.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting
adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Attest;
Gra y Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/
Commissioner
Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy Clerk


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Ranch Sorting Preserves

Cowboy Lifestyle


On a family farm on the outskirts of
Chiefland, the western lifestyle is alive
and well. Over fifty teams of cowboys and
cowgirls from as far away as New York as
well as many hometown ranch hands tested
their skills in a sport called Ranch Sorting,
an event which tests the skill of two cowboys
mounted on horses against 11 head of wiley
cattle. The cattle must be sorted in order in
90 seconds or less. If you think it sounds
easy, think again. Ranch sorting uses the
same skills used every day on the ranch. The
ability of the horse and the cowboy to predict
cattle behavior is the ranch sorter's greatest
asset. Teamwork is another important part of
a successful run. However, the greatest part
of this family event is the fun, fellowship
and making new friends who have the same
passion of preserving the cowboy lifestyle.



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Mary Margaret Hardee, daughter of Will Har
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The Longhorn S Arena hosted the Ranch
Sorting this weekend, and it proved to be a
great event with a lot of fun and fellowship
for all who attended. Bud Sharp, owner of
the farm said, "This is a great family activity.
We have something for everyone from the
professional ranch sorters to beginners and
even children. The greatest thing about this
event is that anyone can do it on any type of
horse." Many breeds of horses competed this
weekend, appaloosas, quarter horses, and
Florida Cracker horses, just to name a few.
There are several classes in which cowboys
and cowgirls compete, from Open to Novice
classes and everything in between. "With
the different classes everyone has a chance
to come out and compete at their own level
and possibly leave a winner. We even offer
practice runs for anyone wanting to learn or
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Cedar Key Art Festival

Exhibits Art Cars


Old Florida Celebration of the Arts will
be hosting Art Cars at this year's annual
spring arts festival, April 2-3. "I'm not sure
if this has been tried in the past but I believe
it will be a fun new addition to our event"
said festival coordinator Mandy Cassiano.
According to art car artist Philo Northrup,
art cars are "street-legal vehicles that have
been permanently transformed into mobile
sculptures." Art cars are created by visionary
artists who derive their inspiration from
popular culture or personal ideologies.
Ten years ago at an arts festival in Atlanta,
Mandy stumbled upon an art car and this
year wondered how she could incorporate
the idea into Cedar Key's show. In January
she called the artist on that postcard, Chris


Hubbard, and with the help of him found
more 'Cartists' to participate.
"We have invited four art car artists to
showcase their cars in City Park over festival
weekend" said Mandy. "My hope is the
community and visitors enjoy them so much
that we can invite even more next year. There
are so many fascinating art cars out there".
Most car artists are ordinary people with
no artistic training being largely self-taught
and self-funded. However, trained artists
have worked in the art car medium as well.
All agree that creating and driving an art car
is its own reward.
Make sure to check out the art cars this
weekend while you are getting a bite to eat
and enjoying the live music in City Park.


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