www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Vol. 88, No. 14 October 6, 2011 50 cents Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 7See page 3Acontinued on page 2 By Terry WittContributing WriterA new Levy County Commission policy that protects whistleblowers won unanimous approval from the board Tuesday despite concerns by one commissioner about the lack of a punishment provision for those who provide information that proves to be untrue. Commissioner Chad Cracker Johnson said he is concerned the policy would protect a whistleblower who gives false information just to create headaches for other county employees who have done nothing wrong. Human Resources Director Jacqueline Martin said she would check with the labor attorney that provided the state whistleblower statute to the county. e policy is a requirement of the Florida Whistleblowers Act. Labor attorney Wayne Helsby of Allen Norton & Blue provided language for the ordinance.Sanctuary Among RenegadesBudget Cuts Force Retirement of Two Senior Sheri s O ce Deputies By Terry WittContributing Writer Two of Levy Countys most experienced deputies were asked to retire last week to help the Levy County Sheri s O ce make up for revenue lost when the county commission made its nal budget cuts in late September.Capt. Danny Ri e, chief investigator of the sheri s o ce, and Capt. Gary Sache, who supervised the patrol division, retired when their positions were eliminated by the sheri s o ce as a cost savings measure, according to Maj. Evan Sullivan. Sullivan said both o cers were good employees. Sheri Johnny Smith agreed. ey were exceptional. ey were an asset to the sheri s o ce, Smith said. Its just tough times for a lot of people. Longtime civil deputy Jerry Byrd retired voluntarily. He is at retirement age. Monday is his nal day. Suzanne Dean resigned from the Levy County Jail. e sheri s o ce operates the jail for the county commission. e four salaries freed up enough money to cover the September budget cuts by the county commission. Sullivan said the sheri s o ce was given $881,000 less revenue for 2012 than in the previous budget year, leaving the department short on funds for salaries. Ri e, Sache and Byrd will receive their full retirement. Sache and Ri e had previously taken advantage the Deferred Retirement Option (DROP) Program. e program was created by the Legislature to allow higher paid senior government employees to receive pension payments while they work for their nal ve years. ey could then retire to make room for less experienced employees. But a provision in DROP allowed Ri e and Sache to wait for 30 days and return to work at their old salary. Sheri Johnny Smith wanted to keep the senior deputies working to mentor younger lawmen. But the budget cuts in September forced Sache and Ri e into retirement. Ri e said it came as a surprise, but he felt it was best for him to leave rather than eliminate the positions of younger o cers with family and children to support. I understand. Ive got retirement coming in. If you go and start cutting from the bottom, those guys that got family and kids would lose their jobs. I understand. I would rather do it this way. Ri e, who has worked 35 years at the sheri s o ce, said the late Sheri Pat Hartley hired him when he was 19 years old. He said he was so young that an older deputy, Gordon Ingram, had to purchase his gun and bullets for him. Rumors that Ri e, Sache and the other two employees lost their jobs to free up money for the purchase of new patrol cars are untrue, Sullivan said. He said the county commissions decision late in the budget process to make a nal cut of $220,000 from the sheri s budget was the reason the positions had to be eliminated. Sullivan said it came down to cutting positions or cutting services to the citizens. It was very painful. We had countless hours of meetings. ere was no other way to do it than to ask Captains Ri e and Sache to retire, Sullivan said. We wont use the money we saved from their salaries to buy cars. We would not ask two captains who had done a good job to retire so we could buy cars. Six new patrol cars were purchased by the sheri s o ce with savings from the state retirement system. e Florida Legislature this year forced employees on the retirement system to contribute 3 percent of their salaries to their pensions. e money saved by the sheri s o ce was enough to fund the purchase of six new patrol cars, Sullivan said. Ri e is being replaced by Lt. Scott Tummond as the chief investigator of the sheri s o ce. Tummond will keep his lieutenants position because the sheri s o ce lacks the funds to give him a captains title, according to Sullivan. Sache wont be replaced by another captain. Two watch commanders will assume control of the patrol division. Williston Hospital Cash Strapped By Terry WittContributing Writer Levy County government o cials were waiting at their phones Friday when they learned Tri County Hospital in Williston was late in paying its power bill, but the 10 a.m. deadline to pay passed without a problem. e electricity was never cut o e hospital paid the bill in the afternoon. County Emergency Medical Services o cials were interested in whether the bill was paid because ambulances could not have delivered patients to the 40-bed hospital if it had closed its doors, even for a short period of time. Hospital Administrator Jerry Gilman was surprised the city of Williston announced that the city was waiting for the bill to be paid. Williston operates its own municipal power distribution system. Power bills are paid directly to the city.Gilman said the city knew the check was on the way.Its kind of funny that they cant wait to pull the plug, Gilman said. County Coordinator Freddie Moody made mention of the power bill issue at the conclusion of a special year-end budget meeting Friday. City Manager Pat Miller said Tri County Hospital owed a partial bill of $10,000. e hospital had paid part of the bill earlier. He tried to work with hospital o cials to avoid cutting o the power, but he said the city received indications the hospital might not pay anything this time around. e deadline for payment was extended beyond what city law allows because Tri County is a hospital, but there was only so far the city could go, Miller said. Another bill for $14,000 was due soon. is time there was an indication they wouldnt pay at all, Miller said. Gilman acknowledged that the hospital has cash ow problems and that some employees quit their jobs when their paychecks did not arrive on time. He said the hospital has begun paying its 70 employees once a week. Were cash strapped, thats true, Gilman said. We were late on payroll. Gilman said those who remained loyal to the hospital will be the highest priority in receiving paychecks. e ones that up and left will be paid. e priority is paying the people who stayed and are loyal, he said. Tri County Hospital is a privately-owned facility that receives no subsidies. Fifty-eight percent of its patients have no insurance or they use Medicaid to pay their bills, according to Gilman. He said the hospital is committed to saving lives and giving people quality care. e facility is adding physical therapy and respiratory therapy and is upgrading radiology to include a CAT scanner and bone density analysis for women. e operating room, which has been closed for a decade, is being reopened. Gilman anticipates the improvements will occur over the next few months. He said the hospital is coming out of a period of the year when cash ow dropped o perhaps because retirees moved temporarily back north for the summer. But he says cash ow will improve later this year. Cypress Health Care Systems, Inc. owns the hospital. Gilman and a few other investors bought shares in the hospital in 2010. ey inherited the debt of the previous owners. e 40-bed hospital has 20 swing beds that can be used for people too sick to go home, but not sick enough for hospitalization, Gilman added. He said swing beds are one advantage a small rural, stand-alone hospital can o er. Commission Approves New Whistleblower PolicyDrone Aircraft Might Fly Over Cedar Key Sea Grass Beds By Terry WittContributing Writer ey may look like unidenti ed ying objects soaring in the sky over Cedar Key next year, but the UFOs will actually be robot airplanes operated by the government. NASA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requested permission from the Levy County Commission Tuesday to use the George T. Lewis Airport in Cedar Key for the launch of drone airplanes to photograph Gulf of Mexico sea grass beds as part of a scienti c study. Commissioners gave Paul Carlson of FWC conditional approval to use the airport. County Attorney Anne Bast Brown and County Coordinator Freddie Moody were given the green light to sign an agreement with the two agencies, provided the city of Cedar Key gives its approval. e drone aircraft, similar to the Predator drones used by the military for air strikes in Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen, range in size from the largest version of radio-controlled play airplanes to a small Cessna. e drones will be armed with cameras rather than bombs or missiles. Some night ights are anticipated. Infrared cameras will be used for night photography. Flights will occur April 9-20 and Nov. 2-14 over grass beds in the area of Seahorse Key and North Key. Carlson said there are 2.2 million acres of sea grass beds in the Gulf of Mexico, with about 350,000
400,000 acres in the Big Bend area. Sea grass beds are being lost in some areas of the state for di erent reasons. Grass beds are an essential part of the sheries in the Gulf of Mexico. ey serve as habitat for juvenile sh. Some sea grass beds are dying in parts of the state. Drought was blamed for a die-o at Florida Bay. An algae bloom caused a die-o near Indian River Lagoon, Carlson said. e drone aerial photography will tell scientists about the health of the sea grass beds o Cedar Key. Peanuts getting ready before the Festival on Sam Swilley's eld east of Chie and. Photo by Terry Witt. The Wicked Witch is Likely Dead NEW Levy Life SectionWilliston Peanut FestivalSee page 1B
The Levy County Journal2AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Gardner, Michael T Old Town FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY $5,000 BOND Howell, Jason W Williston DEAL IN STOLEN PROPERTY $10,000 BOND Maiden, James W Jr Morriston FTA POSSESS L/20GMS MARIJUANA $7,500 BOND Matney, Elizabeth M Trenton VOP PETIT THEFT (LIO) NO BOND Boleman, Joseph M Morriston CULTIVATION OF CANNABIS $25,000 BOND Levy Countys Most WantedArnold, Terry Lee, 38, of Inglis: Driving while license suspended, habitual o ender. Bellomy, Beverly Sue, 44, of Williston: Obstruction of Justice without violence. Brunelle, Christopher Lee, 20, of Williston: Petit eft 1st Degree; Damage to property/criminal mischief. Charles, Fredrick Alvin, 33, of Inglis: Driving while license suspended, 1st o ense. Dallas, Larry Amos, 37, of Williston: VOP. Edwards, James Darrell, 39, of Inglis: Driving with expired license for more than 4 months. Funes-Leiva, Josue, 22, of Morriston: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Groo, Brian Douglas, 28, of Cedar Key: Damage to property/criminal mischief $1,000 or more x2; Petit theft 2nd degree, 1st o ense; possession of cocaine x 3. Henderson, Amos, 34, of Chie and: Aggravated battery with intention touch or strike. Lonic, Carolou Ann, 31, of Bell: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Rodgers, Michael Wayne, 27, of Chie and: Aggravated battery with intention touch or strike. Scott, James Michael, 22, of Gainesville: Possession of Schedule 1 or III or IV hallucinogen/mfg; possession of Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida$35 /year Outside Florida marijuana not more than 20 grams. Wooten, Catherine Joyce, 56, of Bronson: Aggravated battery on a person with a deadly weapon. Work, Timothy Paul, 52, of Chie and: Driving while license suspended, 1st o ense. 2011 LEVY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDWill convene in the Board Room of the Levy County Courthouse for training on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. located at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FLPub.: Oct. 6, 2011 Levy County Corrections O cer Arrested for Dealing in Painkillers e Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Gainesville Field O ce, Levy County Sheri s (LCSO) O ce and the Dixie County Sheri s O ce yesterday arrested Richard Monroe Harris, 26, of Cross City for one count of Sale of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Distribute. Harris is a detentions deputy with the Levy County Sheri s O ce. e investigation began in July when the LCSO asked FDLE to look into allegations that Harris was both using and participating in the sale of prescription drugs in the community. e investigation revealed that Harris has been a broker for a number of narcotics transactions. Harris was arrested after he acted as the middle man in a controlled narcotics transaction involving oxycodone. Agents allege that Harris was brokering prescription drugs for cash as well as acquiring pills for his personal use. Harris was booked into the Dixie County Jail. e case will be prosecuted by the O ce of the State Attorney, 3rd Judicial Circuit. submitted by FDLE O ce of Public InformationProsecution Caught Unprepared, Huge REAL ID Court Challenge Rescheduled e State of Florida is facing a legal challenge to the new drivers license requirements as mandated by the Department of Homeland Security under the REAL ID Act. Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman and syndicated radio talk host Adrian Wyllie was cited for driving without a license, and will argue that the new DL requirements force citizens to waive their constitutional rights in order to be granted the privilege of driving. e original trial was held on September 7, 2011, but after hearing Wyllie's defense on constitutional grounds, Magistrate Julee Milham postponed the trial to give the prosecution more time to prepare for a case of this magnitude. is is huge. is is a very big deal, said Milham, You want it to be fully and fairly vetted. Wyllie surrendered his drivers license on May 17, 2011, on the grounds that he refused to provide the personal documents required by REAL ID without a warrant. Wyllie then called several law enforcement agencies to report he was driving without a license. Despite his e orts, police ignored the violation. at was until July 15, when Wyllie issued a challenge to Pinellas County Sheri Jim Coats on his radio program to Man up and pull me over. Within four hours, Wyllies vehicle was stopped by Pinellas deputies and he was ticketed. is case is a rst step in nullifying REAL ID, and determining whether the Fourth Amendment is still applicable in America, said Wyllie. e U.S. Supreme Court has previously ruled that Americans cannot be required to waive a constitutional right in order to be granted a license for a privilege. One of the components of the REAL ID Act is that States must acquire digital facial image captures which are compatible with facial recognition software, and upload them to a national database. Wyllie says he has subpoenaed the administrator of the PCSOs facial recognition network, and will dig deep into how drivers license data is being used for covert surveillance of Floridians. We will reveal how the new data and facial recognition images collected are being unlawfully used by law enforcement, said Wyllie. e Florida legislature is also working to e ectively repeal REAL ID. Florida Rep. Larry Ahern (R St. Petersburg) has introduced HB 109, which would repeal virtually all the provisions of REAL ID that were implemented as part of the driver's licensing process. A companion bill, S220, has been introduced in the Florida Senate. e trial was held at the Pinellas County Criminal Court Complex, Courtroom 19, at 14250 49th Street North in Clearwater on Wednesday, October 5th at 4:00 p.m. e courtroom is open to the public and the media. Levy County Sheri s O ce Maj. Evan Sullivan has led the paperwork with the Levy County Supervisor of Elections to seek the o ce of Levy County Sheri Sullivan is a lifelong and fourth generation law enforcement o cer and has expressed his desire to serve Levy County citizens as their sheri Her was born and raised in Levy County and has been involved in law enforcement for over two decades. He graduated from the FBI National Academy and has served as a law enforcement o cer in many positions including patrol, investigations, SWAT team, K-9, honor guard, drug task force, public information, and professional standards. Currently Sullivan serves as a major and the director of law enforcement for the Levy County Sheri s O ce. I have diverse experience in law enforcement. Ive managed hundreds of employees during my career, developed and oversaw multi-million dollar budgets, and worked with our county commission and other government agencies. My roots run deep in Levy County and so does my passion for protecting our families. We must continue to reduce crime in order to maintain the high quality of life our citizens deserve, explained Sullivan. Sullivan believes we can streamline the Levy County Sheri s O ce in order to make the o ce more e ective, e cient and responsive.Evan Sullivan Running for Sheri Holding Stolen Credit Cards To Bring Tougher PenaltiesHouse Bill 339 by Rep. Steve Perman Took E ect Oct. 1 A new law took e ect Saturday to help Florida law enforcement crack down on stolen credit card fraud, announced state Rep. Steve Perman, a Boca Raton Democrat who sponsored the legislation. Representative Perman led House Bill 339 during the 2011 legislative session to make it a third-degree felony for the possession of stolen credit credits or debit cards by someone who knows or should know the card is stolen and who knowingly impedes the recovery of the cards to their rightful owner. Current Florida law de nes possession of a stolen credit card as a misdemeanor, and the penalty is based on the value of the plastic in the card rather than the potential loss to the owner. With support from Floridas retail business and law enforcement communities, I am pleased that I could sponsor legislation to give authorities a new tool for targeting and breaking up criminal rings that prey on Floridians through theft of credit and debit cards, said Representative Perman. Credit card fraud hurts Florida consumers who pay for it through higher nance charges, annual fees and increased costs for investigations and prosecutions. is new law is a muchneeded asset for our states crime ghters.County Coordinator Freddie Moody said the county has policies dealing with the falsi cation of documents and other violations. e new policy provides con dentiality to any employee that has knowledge about illegal or dishonest fraudulent activity. e whistleblower is to contact Moody, who will confer with County Attorney Anne Bast Brown about the allegations. Whistleblower protections are provided to ensure con dentiality and to protect the employee from retaliation. is includes, but is not limited to, protection from retaliation in the form of an adverse employment act such as termination, compensation decrease, or poor work assignments, the policy states. e policy contains a retaliation clause that guarantees no employee who, in good faith, reports a violation of the code shall su er harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination. is Whistleblower policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the Levy County Commission prior to seeking resolution outside the organization, the policy states.Whistleblower continued from page 1
The Levy County Journal 3AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) sought ways to hold down customers water and wastewater rates today in a workshop with representatives of utility companies. Rising costs have forced rates up for many of the utilities in recent years, particularly those that own small systems. Many of Floridas privately-owned water and wastewater systems serve a small area, or even a single subdivision, and dont bene t from the e ciencies of large municipal systems. Some also need to replace or upgrade pipes, pumps, and treatment equipment, driving up costs even more. ese costs ultimately are paid by customers. Because government, not the free market, controls what utilities can charge, state statutes and case law require us to allow them to recover their costs plus a fair rate of return on their investment, explained PSC Chairman Art Graham. Small systems can be so expensive to operate that in many of our rate cases customers already are paying very high rates, yet the company isnt making the normal rate of return. We want to suggest ways to narrow that gap, so rates dont go up as much. Utilities from across the state attended the PSCs informal workshop to explore solutions for the many nancial and environmental challenges facing small, privately-owned water and wastewater systems. Promising ideas for holding down costs will be reviewed further at a water and wastewater industry workshop at the PSCs Tallahassee headquarters in November. For additional information, visit www. oridapsc.com. e U.S. Postal Service will hold a public meeting in Gulf Hammock to discuss its proposal to make possible changes in the way postal services are provided at 6:30 p.m. on October 18 at the Gulf Hammock Church of God, 3510 SE County Road 326. Customers will have an opportunity to meet with a Postal Service representative to discuss alternatives. A review of business activities of the Post O ce at this location revealed that the o ce workload has declined. is reduced workload suggests the maintenance of an independent Post O ce here may no longer be warranted. As more customers choose to conduct their postal business online, on their smart phones and at their favorite shopping destinations, the need for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain its nearly 32,000 retail o ces the largest retail network in the country diminishes. e Postal Service announced July 26 that it will be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail o ces to determine customer needs. As part of this e ort, the Postal Service also introduced the Village Post O ce as a potential replacement option. Village Post O ces would be operated by local businesses, such as pharmacies, grocery stores and other appropriate retailers, and would o er popular postal products and services such as stamps and at-rate packaging. e list of o ces being studied and additional information can be found at http://about.usps.com/news/electronic-presskits/expandedaccess/welcome.htm. Any customer who wishes to submit comments in writing about this issue can send it to: O ce of Post O ce Review North Florida District 451 College Street, Room 220D Macon, GA 31213-9993 A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post O ce Boxes. e Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the worlds mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. e Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.US Postal Service to Hold Public Meeting in Gulf HammockPSC Hosts Water/Wastewater Workshop to Seek Solutions to Challenges A ecting Rates WES students circled by adults at the Meet Me at the Pole prayer event on Sept. 28 initiated by 5th-grade student Ethan DavisOut of the mouths of babes can come interesting
ideas. Williston Elementary School 5th grader Ethan Davis had such an idea. Id heard about a Meet at the Pole event somewhere in Texas, and that made me think we should have it at our school, said Ethan. My mom told me to write a letter to Mrs. [Marla] Hiers [WES principal] about this idea. Hiers took Ethans letter to Bob Hastings, Levy Countys superintendent, who gave it a thumbs-up as long as it was held before school started. e message was transmitted by word of mouth and on 4th-grade teacher Joelene Vinings Facebook page as well as a bullet point in a note to WES parents the Friday before. en at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28th, WES students who voluntarily wanted to come
along with their parents, ministers and school sta
all gathered around the agpole in front of WES, students making up the inner circle, the adults standing in an outer circle. And they prayed. Baker Brooks, father of WES physical education instructor Erin Owens, began his prayer by expressing gratitude for the nation, for freedom and for the troops who defend that freedom. Hiers prayed for the campus and for the students. Vining prayed that they would be receptive to all the teachers were trying to teach them. Blessings were requested upon all those in attendance, upon Williston, the state, the country, the world. I think there was a far larger turnout than was expected, said Paige Mace, a WES teacher. Because students had invited them, several local ministers attended: Keith Langford and Wes Smith from the Williston Church of God and Will Clark from the First United Methodist Church of Williston. ough not a new concept to Williston, this was the rst time a Meet Me at the Pole event had been held at WES. e Williston Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored this weekly, every Wednesday morning before the bell rang, said Lisa Posteraro, who taught at WMS from 1994-2004. Lisa Hamilton was one of the movers and And they will be led by a child WES hosts Meet Me at the Pole e Annual Meeting of Central Florida Electric Cooperative was held on Oct. 1, 2011, with a packed house of more than 600 members. In fact, more chairs had to be put up because of the outstanding attendance at the meeting. Registration for the meeting began at 8:00 a.m. and an early bird drawing was held during the intermission of the days entertainment, e Rock Bottom Singers. e business meeting began at 10:00 a.m. with a report from Mike Campbell, CFECs General Manager. Campbell talked about improving reliability on CFECs distribution system, and although there has not been a hurricane in many years, this summers storm season was particularly bad leading to more outages and longer outages than he would like to see. He also talked about the down economy and the number of businesses that have closed. One of those includes Florida Monthly, the magazine CFEC used to communicate with members that stopped publishing in May. Campbell declared that Central Florida Electric Cooperative would survive this economic crisis. Randy Mikell, CFEC Board of Trustees President, talked about the rate change, why it is needed and how it came about.Before a rate change can take place, a rate study is conducted by an outside professional consultant, and it showed that a rate change was necessary to keep the cooperative nancially sound, shakers and Mr. Bob, a gentleman who lived in a little trailer on campus who was hired to keep an eye on things. It was usually well-attended, and the kids came to look forward to it. It was awesome, said Beth McLean, a WES teacher. is was the opinion expressed by many. Will there be another Meet Me at the Pole? Is that a childs hand waving in the air?CFEC Holds Annual Meeting, Announces New Rate CFECs new o cers from the Board of Trustees, from left to right: Kyle Quincey, Vice President; Kenneth OSteen, Secretary/Treasurer; and Randy Mikell, President.he said.Mikell said the cooperative cannot risk slipping from sound nancial footing. Operating below margins acceptable to the Rural Utilities Service would put the cooperative into a state of not being able to meet nancial obligations, and, at that time, they would have the authority to take over the cooperative, replace or layo employees and make all future decisions. No one wants this cooperative taken over and run by outsiders, and the rate increase is to keep the cooperative solvent so that does not happen, Mikell said. e rate increase will go into e ect on Nov. 1, 2011. For the average residential consumer who uses 1,000 kilowatthours per month, the bill will increase by about 5 percent, which works out to an annual increase of just over 2 percent since the last rate increase. Mikell told the members that CFECs management, sta and Board of Trustees would continue to work for every savings possible without decreasing service and reliability. Mikell also introduced a new rate available to members based on time-of-use, which may be a good option for members who can reduce usage during peak times. Peak usage for November through March, the winter period, is 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. During the summer, it is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All other hours are considered o -peak, and the rate would be around 8 cents. e rate during peak times would be about 32 cents. Enrollment in this option is voluntary; however, a member must stay enrolled for 12 months. It was also announced at the meeting that Donald Lane, District 5, was re-elected to the Board and o cers for the next year will be Randy Mikell, President; Kyle Quincey, Vice President, and Kenneth OSteen, Secretary/Treasurer. After the business session, door prizes were given away. LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. 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The Levy County Journal4AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 NOTICE Give us YOUR opinion! Letters to the Editor and Guest Columns are published at the sole discretion of Levy Publishing, LLC. Letters and columns should be submitted electronically, signed by the author with a current daytime telephone number. Upon request, names of those submitting will be withheld if the Editor can verify the identity of the writer by phone or acquaintance. Letters should be less than 500 words and either attached to an email in MS Word format or in the body of the email. Email letters and guest columns to: email@example.com by Monday at 5 p.m. for the current weeks Thursday issue. Have a voice through the Levy County Journal .Stop Whining? Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateIf there was ever any doubt that the Democrats take the black vote for granted, that doubt should have been put to rest when Barack Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, Stop whining! Have you ever before heard either a Democratic or a Republican leader tell his partys strongest supporters, Stop whining? Blacks have a lot to complain about, not just about this Democratic administration but about many other Democratic administrations, national and local, over the years. Unfortunately, black voters, like many other voters, often judge by rhetoric, rather than realities. When it comes to racial rhetoric, the Democrats outdo the Republicans by miles. Even Ronald Reagan, the great communicator, had problems communicating with black voters, as I pointed out years ago in my book A Personal Odyssey (pages 274-278). All this came back to me during a recent cleanup of my o ce, which turned up an old yellowed copy of the New York Times with the following front-page headline: White-Black Disparity in Income Narrowed in 80s, Census Shows (July 24, 1992). How many people in the media have pointed out that the black-white income gap narrowed during the Reagan administration, just as it has widened during the Obama administration? For that matter, how many Republicans have pointed it out? e Reagan administration did not have any special program to narrow the racial gap in incomes. e point is that the kinds of policies followed in the 1980s had that e ect, just as the kinds of policies followed by the Obama administration had opposite e ects. But just listening to rhetoric wont tell you that. Over the years, some of the most devastating policies, in terms of their actual e ects on black people, have come from liberal Democrats, from the local to the national level. As far back as the Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression of the 1930s, liberal Democrats imposed policies that had counterproductive e ects on blacks. None cost blacks more jobs than minimum wage laws. In countries around the world, minimum wage laws have a track record of increasing unemployment, especially among the young, the less skilled and minorities. It has done the same in America. One of the rst acts of the Roosevelt administration was to pass the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, which included establishing minimum wages nationwide. It has been estimated that blacks lost 500,000 jobs as a result. After that Act was declared unconstitutional, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 set minimum wages. In the tobacco industry alone, two thousand black workers were replaced by machines, just as blacks had been replaced by machines in the textile industry after the previous minimum wage law. Fortunately, the high in ation of the 1940s raised the wages of even unskilled labor above the level prescribed by the minimum wage law. e net result was that this law became The Wicked Witch Is Likely Dead!Obama Policy Instigates Culture Warfare in the Mideast, Not Peace OPINIONvirtually meaningless, until the minimum wage rate was raised in 1950. During the late 1940s, when the minimum wage law had essentially been repealed by in ation, 16and 17-year-old blacks in 1948 had an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent, slightly lower than that of whites the same ages and a fraction of what it would be in even the boom years after the minimum wage rate kept getting increased by liberal Democrats. Urban Renewal was another big Democratic liberal idea. It destroyed mostly low-income minority neighborhoods and replaced them with upscale housing that the former residents could not a ord. People by the hundreds of thousands were scattered to the winds, destroying community ties between families, neighbors and local institutions from churches to family doctors to businesses. Even when liberal Democrats try speci cally to help blacks, the results often back re. e political crusade for a ordable housing and minority home ownership drew many blacks into homes they could not a ord. e net result was an especially high rate of foreclosure and, in the end, black home ownership rates lower than they were before the a ordable housing crusade began. Listening to political rhetoric often leads to opposite conclusions from those resulting from checking out hard facts -and not just for blacks.To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www. tsowell.com. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM By Terry WittGuest ColumnistPresident Barack Hussein Obama made a colossal mistake this summer when he broke with U.S. policy and suggested Israel give up all the land it won in the 1967 war as a rst step in peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Talk about nerve. Obamas plan would have forced Israel to give back East Jerusalem to the Muslim world and sacri ce its own security for the sake of making its Muslim neighbors happy. East Jerusalem would make a perfect platform for extremist Muslims to launch missile and terrorist attacks against Israel. Surely Obama knows that. Bear in mind that the war of 1967 was started by Arab countries, not by Israel. Israel woke up one morning to nd tens of thousands of Arab soldiers and tanks massed on its borders for an invasion. e Arab capitals erupted into frenzied mobs demanding Israel be destroyed. Former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nassar called for Israel to be wiped o the map. Israel turned loose its military repower on the advancing Arab armies and quickly won the battles, forcing the Arab soldiers into retreat. New boundaries were established by Israel to protect itself from future invasions by Arab nations. Israel annexed East Jerusalem and designated the united city of Jerusalem as its capitol. Forty-four years later, Obama, whose Muslim middle name suggests he might be more sympathetic to the losers of the 1967 war than the winners, gave the now famous speech recommending Israel give back the land it won in the war, including East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning a visit to the White House about the time Obama made the surprise announcement. e two men wound up glaring at each other. Obama has since backed o his suggestion. He has given owery speeches demanding that Israel and the Palestinians begin peace talks. e blood was still dripping from the knife he used to stab Israel in the back when he made his latest demand for peace talks. East Jerusalem is one of the holiest sites on earth for Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It is the site of the Temple Mount, the West Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Eastern Orthodox Christians, and many Christians from other denominations, believe the Church of the Holy Sepulcher encompasses both Golgotha, or Calvary, where Jesus was cruci ed and the tomb (sepulcher) where his remains were entombed before the resurrection. e Jewish faith has many connections to Christianity through the scriptures of the Old Testament. I believe East Jerusalem is a treasure that belongs in the hands of the Jews. I believe the Jews should be generous in allowing di erent faiths to use the holy sites, but a united Jerusalem should belong to Israel, not to the Palestinians, regardless of Obamas Muslim leanings. Israel also has the right to retain the land it won in the 1967 war. I dont think Obamas meddling should matter in this dispute. Im not pushing for another war, but I think common sense dictates that Israel should keep the land it took from the aggressors in the war. However, I realize common sense is not Obamas strong point. By Larry Klayman As the nation hovers on brink of economic collapse, what could well push us under for the count is Obamacare crafted as the successor to Hillarycare, the socialist answer of the former rst lady and now secretary of state to our alleged health insurance woes, which died an early death during her husbands administration when it was learned that she had lied to federal Judge Royce C. Lamberth in a case to disclose the deliberations of her advisory committee. e lawsuit, which was led on behalf of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, was brought under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which was enacted right after President Richard Nixons infamous Watergate scandal. It requires in part that federal advisory committees disclose, upon the request of a citizen or public interest group, the names (and related documentation) of non-governmental persons and entities who and which are consulting with the o ce of the president on matters the advisory committee was set up to deliberate. e advisory committee President Bill Clinton set up to revamp health care was chaired by Mrs. Clinton. When asked during discovery who was helping Mrs. Clinton shape health-care legislation, she and the Clinton Justice Department lied to the court, saying that only government employees were involved. However, as was later learned, she was also deliberating with private lobbyists in secret lobbyists who, not coincidentally, represented big health-care interests and who were lining the pockets of the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign and the Democratic Party with large contributions. Indeed, this was the reason that FACA was enacted to provide transparency so We the People can see if lobbyists are getting their hooks into the presidential advisory committees to unduly in uence proposed legislation, regulation and policy. In the early years of the administration of George W. Bush, this new president also declared another important advisory committee (advisory committees are quite common and are used by all presidents to get advice), this one becoming known as the Cheney Energy Task Force. While I was at Judicial Watch as its chairman and general counsel, we sought full disclosure from this advisory committee chaired by the vice president, as it, too, was reportedly meeting with lobbyists to shape energy policy. Characteristic of how government in the last decades in particular has behaved, Cheney and his minions refused to disclose who they were meeting with, despite the importance of the American people knowing who was in uencing the administration on issues that even concern national security and the war against terrorism. Energy is closely tied to the Middle East and thus the war on terrorism. When we had to le suit to get the names and related documentation, the lower court ordered disclosure. But Cheney appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and although Judicial Watch revealed much information about his secretive advisory committee through other means, a Republican-controlled court, in a majority opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, gutted our lawsuit. Not coincidentally, Cheney had taken Scalia and his son on an all-expense-paid duck-hunting trip while our lawsuit was before the Supremes. Scalia helped return the favor. Incredibly, in his new autobiography, In My Time, Cheney discusses Judicial Watchs case and arrogantly writes at page 317 that ... I believed, and the president backed me up, that we had the right to consult with whomever we chose and no obligation to tell the press or Congress or anyone else whom we were talking to. is is the type of attitude and practice used over 200 years earlier by Britains King George III that contributed to the Declaration of Independence and the resulting revolution. eres a very bad joke that a friend, a Hollywood writer, claimed to have once written for Andrew Dice Clay, the over-thetop male chauvinist comedian of the 1990s. It goes, What do all battered women have in common? e punch line: ey just didnt listen! With jokes like this, its no wonder my friend, who is talented in other respects, never made it as a comic writer. But the joke sticks in my mind when I think of our government. Today, recent polls, such as one by the political daily Politico, show that 81 percent of the American people have lost any faith in government. And, in a front-page story of last Wednesday, even the leftist oriented New York Times which generally worships government control over the people con rmed that this sentiment is worldwide, suggesting that the earth was about to explode in revolution over its current poor state of a airs. In e ect, We the People are like battered women; we just will no longer listen to the likes of Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney and are on the verge of not just a nervous breakdown, but worldwide revolution. Enter the latest advisory committee outrage: President Obamas de facto health-care task force. During the period leading up to the enactment of Obamacare, the president and his socialist minions were meeting in secret with health industry lobbyists, such as Planned Parenthood, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. However, given the legal troubles Hillary and Dick experienced, Obama was clever. In an e ort to avoid legally triggering FACA, he never formally declared an advisory committee, but instead created one under the table. So when I led suit arguing in e ect that a dog that meows is really a cat, I claimed that the law applied. And, interestingly, a Clinton-appointed federal judge, Richard Roberts, agreed that I might be right. In ruling recently that I could get access to any ongoing communications and sit in on meetings between the White House and health-care lobbyists if they are continuing as they surely must given Obamacares complex implementation he ordered the president to disclose if indeed they are occurring. Last Monday, Obama responded through a White House counsel and his Justice Department, and dodged answering the question. I have now asked the court to allow me to depose, under oath, the White House counsel who signed a sworn a davit attesting, incredibly, that because no formal advisory committee was ever declared by the president, no such communications by de nition could be occurring as a matter of law. is absurd and dishonest response obviously con rms that communications with lobbyists are in progress and subject to scrutiny. Stay tuned. Obamacare is likely to come unglued just as Hillarycare came undone; characteristically by government deceit. Couple this with the constitutional challenge to the law now ironically also before the Supreme Court, and this wicked witch is likely on the verge of death. Larry Klayman is a former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. His latest book is Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment. 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The Levy County Journal 5AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander Key Last Weeks Crossword For this weeks Word Search answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to nd the link to our answers. Act A ect Aid All Autumn Bee Beg Bus Buy Chucked Clump Congratulated Deal Deeply Dig Disks Does Dye Earn Edge Elf End Era Exotic Eyes Far Fly Foggy Gently Gym Half Has Hem Jar Jet Jolly Ladies Lap Law Lens Lids Logs Long Loses Mad Man May Men Mice Names Nut Obeys Oiled Old One Own Pad Pie Queue Rod Row Runs Salt Scores Seal Shaft Word SearchLast Weeks Word SearchSlant Steam Sums Sun Tadpole Tales an at Tub Tune UrgeIn the still of an April evening in 1818, pickets were manning their posts beyond the crackle of camp res. Out on the southerly perimeter they began to hear the faint lowing of cattle and occasional yips of dogs far o in the gloaming. e o cer of the watch reported these unmistakable indications of an enemy camp or settlement to General Andrew Jackson. Jacksons Tennessee Volunteers were camped for the night at a pond north of the Eco na River in Floridas Big Bend during his invasion of Spanish Florida. Seminole and Maroons (escaped slaves) whose separate villages were along the Suwannee River, had been raiding plantations up into Alabama and Georgia. e renegades were alleged to have been aided and abetted by various national interests festering in Florida at that time. e Spanish, of course, extended trade in arms and munitions through Indian traders operating under the licensure of the Spanish Crown. Other traders, such as the quarrelsome old trader Alexander Arbuthnot, operated his trading post on the Suwannee absent of any permit. Operating yet more covertly were certain British insurgents bent on fomenting discord against both the Spanish and the United States. Certain British o cers, like the incorrigible Robert Christie Ambrister, skulked about arming and training renegades in tactics against the Spanish, as well as taking part in ongoing guerrilla-type con ict against the U.S. after British losses in the War of 1812. Moreover, con icts within the Muscogee Creek nation itself parlayed into the strange amalgam of ghters in Jacksons Florida campaign. Along with his Tennessee Volunteers was a company of militia raised in Georgia. Allied with these were Creek Indians led by William McIntosh, the half-breed son of a Scottish trader. McIntosh and his contingency were Lower Creeks, caught up in an internal con ict with the Upper Creeks or Red Sticks led by Peter McQueen. McQueen was also the half-breed son of a Scottish trader, but he was a nativist who eschewed all manifestations of his fathers race and culture. Peter McQueens Red Sticks were strict adherents to the heritage and traditions of their wide-spread Muscogee nation, of which the Creeks were signi cant. Subscribing with religious zeal to the independence and autonomy preached by the Shawnee prophet Tecumseh, they advocated an obliteration of all white invader codes and conduct. e Red Stick shaman ceremoniously conferred magical powers on their red clubs carried in war, including raids against their own kinsmen, the Lower Creeks. e Red Sticks believed the Lower Creeks had strayed from traditional Creek society (which was based on a communal hunting culture) when they adopted the land cultivation ways of the European and colonial whites. e Red Stick leaders raged against all symbols of white in uence including fences, plows and crops and even metal pots and spun cloth. e Creek War had been advanced with all the religious zeal (and no less bloody) than the hostilities between Jews and Palestinians in the Middle East. Now the White Stick McIntosh, in his unholy alliance with Jackson, had advanced the Indian war into Florida where McQueen and his Red Sticks retreated after devastating losses against Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama. Jacksons reconnaissance revealed that the Red Sticks were joining forces with the Seminoles as a party to those plantation raids being run out of the Florida borderlands. e largest village in which these raids were reported to have occurred was Bowlegs Town located near the West bank of the Suwannee in the vicinity of the old Spanish Mission at Old Town Hammock. Just north along the river was a cluster of Maroon villages, some with as many as 300 structures. Other towns of refugee bands were coming into being as natives lost ancestral lands in the southern states to war, disease or famine. e thickly-wooded hammocks and dark cypress swamps of Florida had become for many native peoples a location of last resort. So when Jacksons pickets reported the distant sounds of cattle and dogs in the pines and palmettos that April evening, it was certain that an Indian village wasnt far away. Jackson had all res extinguished and the camp quietly readied for an attack at dawn. He moved McIntosh and his Creek warriors forward to advance as scouts to determine the Seminoles strength. e Creeks had not advanced far into the at woods before a blistering re let loose from enemy muskets. Shrill war cries and ferocious taunts of the elusive foe alerted McIntosh that it was not a Seminole village they had happened upon, but rather a swarm of Red Sticks camped on the Eco na. Somewhere across the Red Stick encampment, deep within the smoke and crack of musket re, a womans voice was heard crying out in English. One of the bravest of the Creeks, a warrior named Timpoochee Barnard, fought his way toward the womans frantic calls for help. He found her then
wide-eyed and trembling while she desperately clutched a grubby sowing bag strapped over her frail shoulder. e ghting raged while Timpoochee, who must have looked little di erent to her than her captors, got her to Jackson who was advancing with his men toward the fray. e Red Sticks number may have been exaggerated by the ferocity of their war whoops and rapid re reverberating over the river. ere seemed to be hundreds of them. en there were none. Before Jackson could get the main body of his troops into place to pin them down, Peter McQueen and his Red Sticks had faded away into the rivers swamp. As it turned out, the captive woman was Elizabeth Stewart, a mysterious (if not miraculous) survivor of the massacre on the Apalachicola River some ve months earlier. In that incident several hundred Seminole warriors had lain in wait along the riverbank for a U.S. Army supply boat making its way to the fort upriver. When the boat, commanded by a Lieutenant Richard W. Scott of the 7th Infantry Regiment, navigated close to a bend at Chattahoochee, the Seminoles rained down on it with musket re. In the slaughter that followed, the renegades leapt down from the willows and waded with knives and war clubs to knife or bludgeon any survivors. Of the 40 men on board, only six escaped and swam to the other shore. Seven of the women and all four children on board were murdered. Inexplicably, Elizabeth Stewart, the twenty-nine-year-old wife of a soldier stationed at the fort upriver was spared and taken captive. In the months following, rumors surfaced of her survival and reported sighting among the various Seminole bands. Its believed now that she was rst taken to the Seminole town of Miccosukee near present-day Tallahassee. While there she was consigned to the women of Peter McQueens Red Stick Creeks who were residing at Miccosukee as refugees from the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. According to Creeks whod encountered her in captivity, Elizabeth Stewart was under the protection of a respected Red Stick warrior known as Yellow Hair of the McQueen linage. Perhaps an explanation for her deliverance from certain death in the Apalachicola massacre lay in Yellow Hairs fond recollection of another captive white woman who had cared for him lovingly in his youth. Reportedly Yellow Hair, seeing a striking resemblance in the two, assured Elizabeth Stewart that the same compassion and respect would be given her. Stewart left no memoir and evidently spoke sparingly of her time in captivity, but it is known that she performed such tasks as cooking and watching over the children of the McQueen band. One of these was a nine-year-old boy called Billy Powell. In later years he would become the great Seminole leader known as Osceola. More curious yet is the legend of that seed bag Elizabeth Stewart clutched so desperately on her escape from the Red Sticks. Evidently there had been a number of raids by her captors in which paper money was found among the loot. Having no use for such currency, the renegades had simply scattered it as they pilfered for more prized possessions. To the perplexity and amusement of the other women, Elisabeth would gather up the cash and stash it away in her little bag. Over the time she was held, she seems to have accumulated quite a bundle. Considerable confusion surrounds what happened to Elizabeths husband. Some accounts say that he was killed at Scotts Massacre on the river. Others report that he and his father were with Jackson on the march to the Suwannee. In any case, he was deceased by the 1820s when Elizabeth was recorded as widowed. She later married a Fort Gaines, Georgia merchant named John Dill. It was noted some time later that the Dills seemed rather suddenly to have come into considerable wealth. Gossip was that the stately new home theyd built together was paid entirely from cash collected by Elizabeth Stewart Dill while she was a captive among the Red Sticks in Floridas First Seminole War. Elizabeth StewartSanctuary Among Renegades Vein Weapon Wed Wizard Yards Yea You Elizabeth Stewart 1800's Daguerreotype, Seminole War e Town of Yankeetown in Levy County is receiving the 1000 Friends of Floridas Better Community Award for its use of comprehensive and other planning tools to protect the communitys unique coastal small town character and scenic natural beauty. Yankeetown has adopted an outstanding plan to protect its many amenities, and has given citizens a strong role in approving changes to the plan and local development, explains 1000 Friends President Charles Pattison. e award will be presented on Tuesday, October 11 at 12:00 noon at a community picnic to be held at 6241 Harmony Lane in Yankeetown. In 2008, Yankeetown began the process of amending its comprehensive plan and land development regulations to protect its unique character and ensure that its sense of place was preserved and enhanced by any future development. e town adopted policies and land development regulations for riparian and nutrient bu er zones, protection of wetlands, community character, parking and the Coastal High Hazard Area. e town has a walkable pedestrian and bicycle oriented layout as well as abundant wildlife, birds, marshlands, coastal hammocks and natural resources. When the comprehensive plan was challenged by a development group, Yankeetown defended it. e plan was upheld at all levels, ultimately by the First District Court of Appeals in 2010. Trusting its voters, Yankeetown also adopted Charter Amendments requiring voter approval of plan amendments and 4/5ths votes to adopt rezonings. e town also defended multiple lawsuits against the town and its planner brought by the development groups. When the 2011 Legislature passed the state Community Planning Act prohibiting communities from allowing local referenda, Yankeetown again led suit over the legislation to uphold the rights of citizens to participate more fully in the local planning process. e suit is still pending. Yankeetown has gone out of its way to empower local citizens to have a meaningful say in the community planning process, said Charles Pattison, FAICP, President of 1000 Friends of Florida. For more information on 1000 Friends, visit www.1000friendso orida.org.Yankeetown to Receive Better Community Award
The Levy County Journal6AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e School Board of Levy County met in regular session this 16th day of August, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Rick Turner, Paige Brookins, Cameron Asbell, Beth Davis, Robert Philpot and Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster present. Value Adjustment Board
Selection of Community Business Person: Superintendent Hastings informed the Board that Melanie King Hutchison who was appointed to serve on the Value Adjustment Board at the August 2, 2011 Board Meeting, did not meet the criteria of being a business owner in Levy County and would have to be replaced. e Board Chairman called for new nominations. Paige Brookins named Brandi Horne as a nominee, explaining that she owns a percentage of the NAPA Auto Store in Chie and and would qualify. After discussion, Robert Philpot moved for nominations to cease, appointment carried unanimously. Resolution to Declare Timber at YTS as Surplus Property: Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster reviewed with the Board the resolution she had prepared declaring the timber on a tract of land at Yankeetown School as surplus property so the School Board could let bids for thinning the timber. After discussion, Cameron Asbell moved to approve the Resolution as presented, seconded by Beth Davis, motion carried. Minutes: Paige Brookins moved with second by Cameron Asbell to approve the Minutes of the August 2, 2011 Board meeting as submitted with the Board Agenda. Motion carried. Consent Agenda: After discussion, Robert Philpot moved with second by Cameron Asbell, to approve the following items on the consent agenda, including additions/corrections as recommended by the Superintendent. Motion carried. 1. GENERAL ITEMS: a) Employee Status Changes: 1. Larry Tonn, District Bus Driver, resignation e ective August 9, 2011, and payment for any unused leave. 2. e following status funding changes: JBES: Susan Liles E ective Oct. 1, 2011 From: 4320E 5100 0120 0092 43241 00000 00000 100% To: 4210E 5100 0120 0092 40241F2012 00000 50% 1000E 5100 0120 0092 11030 50% JBES: Jammie Nobles E ective Oct. 1, 2011 From: 1000E 5100 0120 0092 11030 50% 4210E 5100 0120 0092 40241F2011 00000 50% To: 1000E 5100 0120 0092 11030 100% BES: Crystal Cutler E ective Aug. 15, 2011 From: 4320E 5100 0120 1011 43241 100% To: 1000E 5100 0120 1011 11030 100% BES: Melinda Chemin E ective Aug. 15, 2011School Board of Levy County Bronson, FL., August 16, 2011, 9 a.m.From: 1000E 5100 0120 1011 11030 100% To: 4320E 5100 0120 1011 43241 100% CMS: Gerald Lawrence E ective Aug. 15, 2011 From: 4320E 5100 0120 0053 4324 100% To: 1000E 5100 0120 0053 11030 100% JBES: Olivia Odom E ective Aug. 15, 2011 From: 1000E 5200 0120 0092 11030 100% To: 4210E 5200 0120 0092 43232F2012 100% 3. Morgan Elton, CES Custodian, resignation e ective September 9, 2011, and payment for any unused leave. 4. Leanna Bryan, CHS Teacher Aide, resignation e ective August 15, 2011, and payment for any unused leave. 5. Aretha She eld, CHS Teacher Aide, transfer to CES Media Aide, e ective August 18, 2011. 6. Cindy Breeding, JBES PreK Teacher Aide, internal transfer to PreK Lead Teacher, e ective August 15, 2011. 7. Karen Butts, JBES PreK Lead Teacher, internal transfer to PreK Teacher Aide, e ective August 18, 2011 b) Recommendations: 1. Appointments a. Timothy Wood, CHS Custodian, 6.75 hours per day, e ective August 4, 2011, to ll remaining custodial hours from Cynthia Freeman position. b. Katie N. Mixon, CHS Teacher, e ective August 15, 2011, replacing Joseph Flores-Toro. c. Rebecca Savona, JBES ESOL Aide, e ective August 18, 2011, re-hire. d. Maria Sosa, JBES ESOL Aide, e ective August 18, 2011, re-hire. e. Delbert D. Draeger, WHS Teacher, e ective August 15, 2011, replacing Lisa Hamilton. f. Brenda Staton, District ESE Bus Aide, e ective August 22, 2011, replacing Jennifer Yount. g. Scott Hall, WHS Critical inking Transition Teacher, e ective August 15, 2011, new position approved August 2, 2011. h. Lisa Brown, YTS Food Service Worker, 3.0 hour position, e ective August 18, 2011, from vacancy. i. Jennifer Hurtado, YTS Food Service Worker, 3.0 hour position, e ective August 18, 2011, from vacancy. 2. Establish an Instructional part-time position at CHS for Welding Instruction, e ective August 15, 2011, for 3 hours per day, not to exceed 576 hours total as indicated by time cards, paid 50% from project #40201F2012 and 50% project 11030 (reimbursed by LCSF) with the appointment of Steve H. Senters, Jr. to the position. 3. For the 2011-2012 school year, establish a CDE student position for the District Title I Resource Lab, up to 20 hours per week, e ective August 22, 2011 through June 8, 2012 and the appointment of Lily Blackburn to ll the position. c) Professional Leave Requests: 1. Teresa Pinder, District Local Assistive Technology Specialist (LATS), as follows: August 15 and 16, 2011
Unique Learn Systems Training, Palm Coast, paid project #40290F2012 August 31, 2011
FDLRS Technology Function Meeting, Tampa, paid by FDLRS, no cost to Board 2. Barbara Rivers, District RtI Coordinator, and Suzette Pelton, District STEM Coordinator, September 7 and 8, 2011, Executive Leaders Program Orientation at U of South FL, Tampa, no cost to Board. 3. Dr. Rosalind Hall, Director of ESE / Student Services, September 11-16, 2011, Admin. Management Meeting and FL Student Services Admin. Meeting, St. Petersburg, 1 night hotel, meals and mileage paid from project #49296, all other expenses paid by DOE. 4. Valerie Boughanem, District ESOL Coordinator, September 6 (pm)
8, 2011, Annual Statewide Assessment and Accountability Meeting, Orlando, expenses paid from project #1906. 5. Francisco Velez, WHS ROTC Instructor, August 2-5, 2011, Cadet Command Conference, Orlando, no cost to Board. d) Student Trip Instructional Services: 1. James ONeal, CHS Football Coach, August 10-13, 2011, Football Camp at Otter Springs Camp Ground, chaperones Randy Fuller, Cody Montgomery, Chad Brock and Carlton Scott, 35 students, 1 school bus, expenses paid internal account. e) Instructional Services: 1. Contracts and/or Agreements: a. Purchase of day care services with the following providers for 2011-2012 school year, paid from project #13762: aa. Kids N Company of Williston, Inc. 2. FINANCE: a) Financial Statement as of July 31, 2011 Superintendents Comments / Recommendations: Mr. Hastings said its been a very busy summer with legislative mandates from both the State and Federal level requiring changes in policies and procedures for the School Board. He said District Sta as well as teachers from around the county have worked hard to make sure the District is within the scope of what the Department of Education expects. He also expressed appreciation for all District Sta and Teachers who have worked on the new Teacher Evaluation System. He said faculty meetings were being held this week in each community for all school faculties to attend explaining the overall concept of the new Evaluation System. Mr. Hastings said the students are rst in every decision made at the District and it will continue to be that way. Board Comments: After reviewing the School Board Visits to Schools schedule for the 2011-2012 school year, the Board agreed on all the dates except to CES on January 17, 2012. e Board will consider alternative dates for the CES visit and will discuss again at the September 6th Board Meeting. In the meantime, the other dates and sites will be distributed to schools so they will be ready for the Board visits. Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster informed the Board she would attend the Florida School Boards Attorneys Association Conference in St. Petersburg this weekend. Mr. Philpot asked Mr. Ice if the new broadband system was up and running at WHS yet? Mr. Ice responded that it is not yet up, but it would increase bandwidth in the Williston area when it is operational. Mr. Philpot also asked about the New Teacher Evaluation System, stating he was told by a teacher at WHS that after the faculty meeting they still did not understand it at all. Dr. Tovine and Dr. Wnek explained that they have presented exactly what was shown to the Board for the Chie and and Williston schools faculties. ey said it is an overview only and they would meet with individual schools at a later date to more thoroughly explain how it will work. Dr. Tovine said the value added model was not included and would be brought to the Board as well as individual school faculties as more information comes in about it. Mr. Wnek said that in large groups of people, there will be di erent levels of understanding but that District Sta will be available at any time to answer questions. Mr. Philpot reiterated that Board members need to be made aware of activities at their school sites so they could attend if they chose to and would be more informed about what is going on in the District when asked questions by teachers or people in the community. Superintendent Hastings responded that the every day operations of the school district is the business of the Superintendent and not the Board, who should not be expected to answer questions about things they dont know about. Instead, Board members should refer people to the appropriate District level person responsible for that particular area. Cameron Asbell asked the Superintendent if the matter concerning a private driveway had been addressed and the Superintendent said he thought it had been. Board Chairman Rick Turner asked if there is a concern about a road used by a school bus, who would our transportation department report it to? Steve Tyson replied that each new school year a map of all bus routes is sent to the County Road Department who is supposed to maintain the roads so buses can use them. Paige Brookins informed the Board that the Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast will be held October 8th this year. She asked if the Board would be willing to supply red- sh chowder again for the event. Beth Davis said she would be out of town but would contact the lady who made the chowder last year to see if she could do it again. Mr. Turner will catch the red sh. Superintendent Hastings invited the Board to attend the remaining faculty meetings explaining the new Teacher Evaluation System, giving them dates and times. He also said there was no need for an executive session at this time and cancelled it. ere being no further business to come before the Board, meeting adjourned with the Board cancelling executive session. ATTEST: Robert O. Hastings, Secretary APPROVED: Rick Turner, Chairman CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-11) and Jim Karels, Director of the Florida Forest Service, celebrated the new name of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Forestry, the Florida Forest Service, today at an appreciation lunch at the Suwannee Forestry Center in Lake City. ere, Commissioner Putnam, Representative Porter and Karels revealed the new image of the Florida Forest Service. e new name and logo are a result of a measure passed by the Legislature last session to change the name of the Departments Division of Forestry to the Florida Forest Service. e legislation was introduced by Representative Porter and Senator Bill Montford (D-6). Organized by the Florida Board of Forestry in 1927, the agency was originally named the Florida Forest Service. In 1969, legislation moved the organization under the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, renaming it the Division of Forestry. is year, the organization resumes its original name, but remains within the Department. Although the name change is e ective immediately, the transition from the Division of Forestry to the Florida Forest Service will occur gradually. Over time, the logos and signage on various products, uniforms, equipment and buildings will be replaced, due to normal wear and tear.Going Back to Florida Forest Service
The Levy County Journal 7AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 SudokuFor this weeks crossword puzzle answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to nd the answers. Last weeks Sudoku 110 LOST & FOUND125 SERVICES210 HELP WANTED 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE 445 WANTED TO BUY500 FOR SALE Classifieds LOST: LHASA APSO MIX 12 years old, female, blonde with tan color. Missing since Mon. Sept. 26. in the area of NE 1st Street and Main in Chie and. Answers to Bubbles. Please call: 954240-5525. 10/13Jf115 NOTICESADVERTISER 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 classi ed 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 Chie and Flea Market, booth Red 27. Stop by and chat for a bit. 352-493-0252. tfnf --------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS Con dential Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Open Mon.,Tues., Thurs. 11AM6PM Call (352) 493-7773 Harmony pregnancy center PO Box 2557 Chie and,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 nonpro t public bene t 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 Of ce at (352) 372-8091 which is also a 24hour 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 386-9352300 or go to www.graceministry.net for more info. Tfnf125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! We move em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joes Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------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 of ce at 352-493-2496 for a quote. We install within a 60-mile radius of Chie and, Florida. For availability and photos, visit our website at www. adandrewsnsy.com. TfnAJ --------NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND? Call Danny, any time. 352-463-1832 or 352493-5345 tfnApJftfn --------L & J LAWN SERVICE Mowing and Trimming. Residential and Commercial. Free Estimates. FREE pickup of scrap metal. (352) 213-2382. tfnJp --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 10/27Jp130 FREEFREE MEALS ON WHEELS FOR PETS: Hosted by Happy Tails Social Club. Call for details (352) 493-0252 ftfn135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDAS LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. 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 programs Web site at http:// ombudsman.my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf210 HELP WANTEDSTART YOUR OWN AVON BUSINESS TODAY! Just $10. No Inventory needed. No Minimum orders. Call Pam at 352-538-1845. tfnApJf. --------HEAD START TEACHER Possess at least an A.S. or A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education. Please send resum and references to Clyatt House Learning Center, PO Box 1070, Chie and, FL 32644 or pickup application at 3690 NW 120 Street, Chie and. tfnJb INFORMATION SUPPORT SPECIALIS T Quali ed Applicant needed to help support computer hardware and software countywide. Ability to work with individual staff members as a team player to detect troubleshoot and resolve malfunctions of personal computers, printers, scanners and le servers. Applicant must have knowledge of all Microsoft 2000/2003/2008 servers, UNIX, TCP/IP NETWORKING, DNS and DHCP servers. Application Deadline: Friday Oct. 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Send Applications and Resume to: Danny J. Shipp Levy County Clerk of Court 355 South Court St. Bronson, Fl 32621 10/6Jb CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 10/20Jp310 HOUSE RENTARCHER HOMESTYLE REALTY RENTALS 352-495-9915 In Archer: 2 bed fenced. $525 3 bed shaded lot. $800 Archer/Williston: 3/bed 5 acres. $600 Gainesville: 2 bed/2 acres. $600 3 bed/2 bath. $675 Owner/Broker. Homestyle Realty 352-495-9915 10/6Jp315 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENTFOR RENT: 2 SWMH UNITS LOCATED IN BRONSON. 2bedroom/2bath with First months and Security Deposit required. Call (352) 528-6179 for more information. 10/13Jb410 HOUSE FOR SALEFOR SALE BY OWNERIN BLACK JACK ESTATES: 5191 SE 107 Court, Bronson, FL 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths, 1.4 acres, 1880sq/ft living area, $100 closing costs. Financing available. Call Dan 800-285-4414. 10/13Jp ---------FOR SALE BY OWNERCEDAR KEY AREA: 2 bedroom/1 bath on pilings, 864 sq/ft living area. Weekend retreat, never lived in. Call Dan 800-285-4414. 10/13Jp ---------25 ACRES, FENCED with rolling hills on corner property in Williston south of US 27 on NE 140 Ct. 3 bedroom/ 2 bath split plan, updated 2300 sq/ft. Barn. Price: $225,000. Call (352) 215-1546. Jp10/27415 MOBILEHOME SALEOWNER FINANCE Mobile homes and mobile homes on land. Many to choose from. Slow credit buyers assisted. 1-800-477-2492 1-352493-2492. 10/6Jb --------MANUFACTURED HOMES WITH LAND, move-in ready. Owner Finance. All credit considered. Levy, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Dixie, Suwannee, Columbia Counties. 1-800-477-2492 1-352-493-2492. 10/6Jb --------TRENTON, 3/2 MH, 5 ACRES 3 sides fenced. Big pretty Live Oaks. Owner Finance. All Credit considered. 1800-477-2492 1-352-493-2492. 10/6Jb --------PRICE REDUCED ON 10 ACRES, 3BED/2BATH DWMH, In Chie and : 48x28, 2-year-old new metal roof, fully furnished. Cross fenced, 8 wired dog pens or for fowl. 2 wells, nicely treed. First offer over $115K OBO. Owner very, very motivated. (321) 723-7380, cell (321) 258-2504. 10/27Jp --------RENT-TO-OWN: 3/2 DWMH in Williston. $1,000 down, $725/mo. Available 10/15/11. Call Al at (352) 328-8875. 10/27Jp 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALELAND FOR SALE: 1 to 2 acre lots; owner nance, easy terms, low down payment, Bronson/Williston areas. 352-472-4977 tfnJp -------1/2 AC HOME/HOMESITE IN BRONSON city water, paved frontage, close to schools, possible owner nancing, discount for cash. Call Brice Co. Real Estate 352-339-1841 10/13Jp --------BRONSON 15 ACRES beautifully wooded/ secluded, city water, paved road front/back, next to town park, creek in back part of property $5500/acre possible owner nancing. Brice Co. Real Estate 352339-1841 10/13Jp --------15 ACRES BETWEEN BRONSON AND ARCHER, secluded, partially fenced and cleared. possible owner nancing $3500 per ac Brice Co. Real Estate 352339-1841 10/13Jp 2/3 ACRE BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Just 1 blk off HWY 27. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Only $132/mo. Total $12,900.00. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 11/17Jp ---------5 ACRES WILLISTON: 6671 NE 131 Ave. WELL SEPTIC & POWER! Gorgeous Oak Shaded Homesite! Fenced! Perfect for Horses! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $69,900.00 Only $613/mo www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 11/17Jp ---------1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 11/17Jp ---------4 ACRES WILLISTON: Secluded country setting. Gorgeous Oaks with cleared homesite. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $39,900.00 Only $410/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 11/17Jp ---------1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL, SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED!! Cleared homesite! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! No Down Payment! $29,900.00. Only 307.56 / mo www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 11/17Jp JUNK CARS BOUGHT: $150 $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp --------JUNK BATTERIES, alternators, starters, brass & copper, air conditioner units, chain saws, lawn mowers and aluminum. Call Mike at 352-215-9459. 10/13Jp --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 10/20Jp500 FOR SALEA. 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 of ce at 352-493-2496 for a quote. We install within a 60-mile radius of Chie and, Florida. For availability and photos, visit our website at www. adandrewsnsy.com. tfnAJ --------LUMBER FOR SALE Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn ---------BARRELS: Now have screw-top barrels, $20; Metal burn barrels, $10; plastic barrels, $15; open-top plastic barrels, $15; 5-gallon buckets, $1.50. Delivery. 352-486-5860. tfnJp --------DIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! We have the latest technology in laser etchings and can also inscribe nal 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 hours appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/12Jp515 YARD SALEYARD SALE SAT. OCT. 8 at First Christian Church, 6591 NW 140 St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds bene t foster childrens Christmas fund. 10/6Jp. --------YARD SALE & CRAFT BOUTIQUE, FRI. & SAT. OCT. 7TH & 8TH at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, hot dogs and soft drinks. Four miles North of Wal-Mart on US 19. 10/6Jb 530 GUNSGUN SHOW Ocala National Guard Armory: Oct. 8, Sat. 9-5; Oct. 9, Sun. 9-4 GunTraders is now buying GOLD Concealed Weapons Classes Daily. Bring your GUNS & GOLD to sell or trade. GunTraderGunShows.com 352-339-4780 10/6Jp550 FARM PRODUCTSLOOK NEW HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net-wrapped, weed free! Coastal Bermuda-$45; Pensacola Bahia-$35. Call (352) 9490222. tfnAbJf555 AUTOMOBILESANY JUNK CAR cash paid up to $500. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 10/20Jp
The Levy County Journal8AOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Monday brought a new day for a local hotel as Gosai, LLC purchased and began running this local establishment. New owners Harry J. Gosai and Kokila Patel are excited about the new challenge. Neither are strangers to the business as Mr. Gosai owns several other hotels between here and Mississippi and Mrs. Patel owns the Best Western here in Chie and and another hotel in Crystal River. On hand to help them celebrate the transition was their brother, David Gosai, long-time friends Bob and Anju Bodalia, owners of the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs, and Melanie Hutchison of Jim King Realty, Inc. that brokered the sale. Pfc3 Derek Hauser graduated from Army Basic Training at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Okla. on Sept. 1, 2011 and was part of C1-19 4th platoon Titans which is the honor platoon. Derek is currently at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas training in Preventative Medicine. Derek graduated from Bronson High School in 2009 as a straight A student and with scholarships. He went on to get his AA degree at Santa Fe College. Pfc3 Derek Hauser is the son of proud parents Paul and Deborah Hauser of Bronson; the husband of Meranda (Lawson) Hauser; and the brother of Jarrod and Jennifer Hauser. Pfc3 Derek Hauser of Bronson Graduates Basic Training Chie and Days Inn Changes OwnershipPictured left to right: David Gosai, Kokila Patel, Harry J. Gosai, Anju and Bob Bodalia and Melanie Hutchison. Photo courtesy of Melanie HutchisonDeadline for applications is Nov. 1, 2011 In a collaborative e ort between the Florida National Guard and the Florida Highway Patrol, FHP is o ering "priority placement" to any service member interested in starting a career as a State Trooper. e next class will begin in March 2012 and they have allocated 150 seats for the Florida National Guard. e unemployment rate among members of the Florida National Guard is more than 16 percent. e average unemployment rate among civilians in Florida is about 10 percent. To help bring this number down, Governor Rick Scott has asked all of his agency heads to hire Guardsmen when possible. e Florida Highway Patrol has taken the lead by o ering this opportunity to the men and women of the Florida National Guard. Applicants will have to meet all standards and requirements set forth by Florida Highway Patrol. "Priority placement" in the March 2012 class does not guarantee employment. For more information on FHP recruiting standards please visit the FHP recruiting website: www.BeATrooper.com or http:// www.beatrooper.com/Requirements.htmVeterans Preference for Florida National Guard Members to Join the FHP e Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee today selected Tuesday, January 31, 2012, to be the date of Floridas 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Election. e committee approved the date in a 7 to 2 vote. I am pleased that the committee chose a date that ensures Florida plays a prominent role on the national primary calendar while giving Floridas Supervisors of Elections enough time to make the appropriate preparations for next years election, said Secretary of State Kurt Browning, who serves as the committee chair. As always, I look forward to working with Floridas Supervisors of Elections to make sure Florida conducts fair and accessible elections. e Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee was created by the Florida Legislature and approved by Governor Rick Scott earlier this year. e bipartisan committee is made up of 10 members including the Secretary of State, who is the non-voting chair. e nine voting members include Former Governor Bob Martinez, Senator John rasher, Senator Rene Garcia, Senator Gary Siplin, Former Senator Al Lawson, Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Representative Seth McKeel, Representative Cynthia Sta ord and Jenn Ungru. e date selected by the committee was required to be no earlier than the rst Tuesday in January and no later than the rst Tuesday in March. e committee had until October 1, 2011, to make its nal decision, as required by the Florida Statutes. Presidential Primary Date to be January 31, 2012 e Fowlers Blu Water Association celebrated the groundbreaking of their new water treatment plant and water system improvements on Monday October 3, 2011. e water system originally constructed in 1969 was in need of substantial improvements after 42 years of service, changes in water quality standards and the growth of the community. A multi-year e ort spearheaded by consulting engineers and community development specialists, Mittauer & Associates, Inc., brought together the projects and an attractive grant and low interest loan to fund the project in the amount of $2,890,000.00. During the groundbreaking, Greg Lang, V.P of Community Development remarked, is project represents the best outcome of our individual and combined e orts, creating jobs, stimulating the economy, protecting the health of the Fowlers Blu Water Association customers and protecting the environment. After the groundbreaking a barbeque lunch was hosted by Mittauer & Associates, Inc. at the Treasure Camp restaurant. e key project partners are: Mittauer & Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers and Community Development specialists; Fowlers Blu Water Association; USDA-Rural Development; Drummond Bank and Beach Construction.Fowlers Blu Groundbreaks on New Water PlantProject Partners, l to r, are: USDA Rural Development representatives: Richard MachekState Director and Rod Quainton-Area Director, Ocala o ce; Fowlers Blu Board Members: Billy Nelson-Secretary, David Woerner-Treasurer, Harold Doc Mines-Vice President and Charlie Brown-Director; David Beach-President of Beach Construction, Inc. and representatives of Mittauer & Assoc., Inc. Consulting Engineers: Greg Lang-Vice President Community Development and Joe Mittauer, P.E.-President. WMAs Are Safe, Natural Havens for the PublicWe are incredibly fortunate to have a vast system of public lands in Florida. Over the years, the state has acquired a range of local and state parks, forests and a wildlife management area system that is one of the largest in the nation. ese lands sustain our sh and wildlife and maintain our outdoor heritage and our connection with the natural world. e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) operates our wildlife management areas under a multiple-use concept, accommodating a range of public uses that are compatible with sh and wildlife management. Wildlife management areas are the only places where such varied activities as hiking, paddling, hunting, wildlife viewing or horseback riding may be so widely available. Most importantly, our WMAs, as we call them, have a long history of multiple recreational activities conducted safely. Millions of people visit our management areas every year to sh, view wildlife, hunt and explore on foot, horseback or boat. ose who come experience safe areas of scenic beauty with abundant wildlife because of the well-managed habitat there. Sharing these resources during hunting seasons is no exception. As Florida has urbanized, fewer Floridians participate in or have been exposed to hunting. is can lead to unnecessary con icts between users based on a lack of understanding and inaccurate perceptions. Even worse, people may avoid visiting some of the most beautiful places in our state. Learning about hunting can change these misperceptions. All hunters born after 1975 are required to complete a hunter safety course before they can purchase a license. is requirement contributes to Floridas long record of safely o ering hunting with other activities on public lands. e National Safety Council documents hunting as one of the safest types of outdoor recreation, and it continues to become safer. A check of the di erent WMA locations at MyFWC.com/Recreation quickly allows visitors to review the hunting calendar and plan a trip around hunting activity if they so desire. Additional information is provided that explains the character and popularity of hunting seasons. For example, general gun season draws the most users. During small game season, we typically see fewer hunters on public lands. Shooting hours are noon to sunset for the rst phase of dove season. During spring turkey season, shooting hours end at 1 p.m. Visitors can use this type of information to plan the experience they are seeking. All of us share the same desire to enjoy the outdoors. Hunters need to welcome other wildlife management area users, and these users should extend the same courtesy to hunters and to each other. By reaching out to get to know one another, we can reduce potential con icts and work together to sustain our public lands. rough mutual understanding and respect, we can continue our heritage of access to public lands for ourselves and for future generations. Mitchs Gold & Diamonds
www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Vol. 88, No. 14 October 6, 2011 Section B L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL By Kathy HilliardStaff WriterUnder the clear blue skies and perfect fall temperatures last Saturday milled thousands of people
at the Annual Central Florida Harvest and Peanut Festival held in Williston for the past 23 years. You could get peanuts every which way
fried, boiled, roasted, and baked. And even in human form with the Baby King and Queen Peanuts and the Little King and Queen Peanuts. e fantastic array of 135 vendors did not stop at peanuts though. ere was every kind On Sunday, October 9th, 2011, Mrs. Amelia Erwin will be celebrating her 100th birthday at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Williston from 3 to 5 p.m.All former students, colleagues, family and friends are invited to the reception. Mrs. Erwin was born October 4, 1911 and raised in Ellzey, Fla. Named after her pioneering family, her father William Wo ord Ellzey, a lumber contractor, and mother Lillie Jane Williams had eight children. Amelia attended school in Ellzey and graduated from Bronson High School and was a member of the Ellzey Methodist Church which was started and built by her great-grandfather, a circuit riding Methodist Preacher. On August 5, 1930 she married Louis omas Erwin at the Alachua County courthouse. ey had 4 children: Margie and Jim Rawls, Perry, Florida; Wo ord and Shirley Erwin of Chie and, Bobby and Eleanor Erwin of Middleburg/Cedar Key; and Tommy and Jane Erwin, Chie and, deceased. She has 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.After the early death of her husband, Louis T. Erwin at 42, while caring for four children, she taught school in Levy County at Ellzey, Cedar Key, Chie and and Otter Creek and also attended the University of Florida earning her Masters in Education in 1952. She and her family moved to Jacksonville in 1951 where she taught school at San Jose Elementary until becoming principal of Cedar Hill Elementary in 1957.In 1968, Mrs. Erwin returned to Williston and served one year as principal of Williston Elementary and then as principal of Williston Middle School until her retirement in 1976.In addition to her 33 years in public education, she spent many years as a Sunday School teacher, director of the Junior Church at Hendricks Memorial Methodist Church in Jacksonville, and has a Sunday School Class named for her at Williston United Methodist Church (where her circuit riding grandfather
Rev. Robert Marvin Ellzey served as pastor from 1872-1875).She is a past Matron of the Otter Creek Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.Come and celebrate Mrs. Erwins historical birthday with her on Oct. 9 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Williston from 3 to 5 p.m.Levy County Centenarian Celebrates in WillistonLevy Life at Willistons Peanut Festival Makes the Day Motorcycles and bands, dancing babies and lots of food made it fun to raise the funds to support one of the most important groups of people in Levy County
the Levy/ Morriston Fire Department. Ask the homeowners who were evacuated or holding their breath a few months ago while res were sweeping through their area. We love the re ghters. Period. Willards Restaurant was the bike fest originator and once again the locale for participating motorcyclists to strut their stu last Saturday and Sunday while playing games riding the bikes and competing for the re ghter judges for the best bike. For those who like the rustic life camping was on the venue and the usual lots and lots of good food. Firecreek Band supplied some of the tunes and it was time for everyone to let their feet do the dancing, even the little ones. A big thank you again to Willards for providing the food, the entertainment and the trophies so that donators to the Levy/Morriston Fire Department could show their appreciation through such a fun agenda. Go re ghters. Willards Again Provides Motorcycle Fundraiser Venue to Honor Fire ghters Little Kings2nd r-up Cole Petutsky, King Luke Henderson, 1st r-up JT Richburg. Photo by Ren Moore Little Queen Lillian Morgan, 1st r-up Gracie Petutsky, 2nd r-up Berkley Brooks. Photo by Ren Moore Levy/Morriston Fire Department Fire ghters: Kirsten Whitehead, D.J. Whitehead, Jack Mills-Captain, Julia Mills, Cheyanne Mills, Michael Miller, Katrina Chenail, Tracy Mills, Chris Wesche, Rosanna Whitehead, Donald Whitehead-Captain, Alyssa Whitehead. Photo by Ren MooreThis is what it is all about Williston's Wonderful Peanuts. Photo by Ren MooreBaby Queens l to r Lyla Anna-Ray Huggins 2 r-up, Baby Queen Amirah Grimes, Violet Tinney 1st r-up. Photo by Ren MooreMike Muck ready to ride. Photo by Ren Mooreof food, fair rides, crafts, clothing, jewelry, and a petting zoo that even included an elephant from Two Tails Ranch in Williston. One of the most sought after delicacies were the fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which were complimentary while they lasted. e benefactor for the Peanut Festival is the Williston Chamber of Commerce. At one time Williston and Levy County were the largest peanut producers in the South but they rank fourth now according to Williston Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Kline. Levy County is still Ag country though and also boasts of great crops of watermelons and plenty of cattle. e cowboy and cowgirl air is very evident in the Baby and Little Peanuts contests as each engaging contestant dons the western wear and cowboy hats and boots to woo the judges with their attire and their show-o personalities. is year the Baby King Peanut was Willie Whitehurst and Baby Queen Peanut was Amirah Grimes. Awarded the Little King Peanut was Luke Henderson and Little Queen was Lillian Morgan. e proud little contestants were escorted around the stage and asked their important questions by Miss Williston Allie Rowan and Jr. Miss Williston Kaylee Nicholson who both did a fantastic job. Entertainment also wafted through the air with the food aromas helped in part by the melodic voices of Mackenzie Ray and Pete Enwall. Even the pint-sized crowd could sport a new look with their painted faces poking through the crowds to the delight of onlookers. Families and fun, elephants and peanuts, food and more food, rides and crafts
what more could you ask for to have fun together and enjoy our Levy County Life. Baby King Willie Whitehurst at Williston Peanut Festival. Photo by Ren MooreDancin' the Day Away are (left) Alyssa Whitehead and Lilia Snyder. Photo by Ren Moore
The Levy County Journal2BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONLCSO Concealed Weapons Fundraiser Oct. 8 e Levy County Sheri s O ce will sponsor a concealed weapons permit class fundraiser to bene t the Sheri s volunteers and sta on Oct 8, 2011. e Sheri s Volunteers donate over 14,000 hours of service to the Sheri s Department which is invaluable, said Lt. Scott Finnen, Communications Center Director. e class will start at 8 a.m. and continue to 1 p.m. at the Levy County Sheri s O ce classroom, 9150 NE 80th Ave, Bronson, FL 32621. Cost will be $55 dollars or $70 dollars depending on what package you choose and you can sign up by calling 352-486-5111 or email: s firstname.lastname@example.org, or register at www.Levypistolclass. info. Door registrations day of event will be accepted however a $10 surcharge will be added on. Lunch will be provided and additional donations will be appreciated and accepted. Bring ear and eye protection and 50 rounds of 38spl ammo if you dont have your own rearm; or, bring your own rearm and 50 rounds of that caliber will be provided.Levy County Schools Foundations 2nd Annual Beast Feast Oct. 8 e Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Beast Feast on Oct. 8, 2011 at the Black Prong Equestrian Center at 450 SE CR 337, Bronson. Dinner will start being served at 5:30 pm. An interesting selection of specialties like gator tail, possum ribs, and venison along with some good old-fashioned southern classics like mullet, grits, and swamp cabbage will be served. ere will be something for every taste! We will have door prizes throughout the evening and wrap up the event with a live auction. Adult tickets are $20 each in advance, or $25 at the gate. Student tickets are $10 for children 8 to 17 years oldavailable at the gate only, and children 7 years and underno charge. Tickets may be purchased at any of the Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank, and Perkins State Bank branches across Levy County. If your business, community organization, club or group of individuals would like to participate you may prepare a food, donate door prizes, or an auction item. ere are also Sponsorships available for $500 and $250. Please contact the Levy County Schools Foundation at (352)486-3408 or email: email@example.com. .us for more information.Florida Friendly Landscaping Demo Garden Dedication Nov. 1 e Levy County Cooperative Extension Service and Nature Coast Master Gardeners will be holding the public dedication ceremony for their new Florida-Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden at the Extension O ce at 625 N. Hathaway (Alt. 27) in Bronson on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10:00. Tours and light refreshments will follow. For more information call the Extension o ce at (352) 486-5131.NEWBERRYDudley Farm Memory Days Oct. 8Please come and share your memories of the Dudley family and Miss Myrtle and reminisce about the good old days. Please bring your pictures and stories and listen to others who have a love for and a collection of the Dudley experience. Saturday, October 8, 2011, 10am at the Newberry Public Library. www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Phone:352-472-1142.CEDAR KEYCedar Key Seafood Festival Oct. 15 & 16 e 42nd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival o ers seafood, shopping at over 250 Arts and Crafts booths, seafood, two days of live music, seafood, family fun, and did we mention seafood, and also celebrates the areas shing heritage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Cedar Keys Second Street. On Sat. morning at 11 a.m. there will be a parade down Gulf Blvd to the City Marina with oats, decorated golf carts, bikes, boats, cars and individual in good-humored fun competing for awards, cash prized and the best sea creature costume. Participation is free. For parade registration information, contact Pam Oakley at (352) 543-0809. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club, Food in the Park is a community wide fundraising event with over a dozen Cedar Key community groups, churches, nonpro ts, and school clubs serving up fresh seafood and homemade delicacies in food court booths at the beachside city park delicacies like fried sh sandwiches, clam fritters, funnel cakes, smoked mullet, crab cakes, corn on the cob, French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, coke, iced tea, co ee, ice cold water, lemonade, cakes, cookies, and deserts. e Live Music in the Park takes place from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and continues into the evening at local establishments throughout the island. e 42nd Cedar Key Seafood Festival is organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lionesses with community support and an assisting grant from the Florida Gulf Safe Seafood program. For more info go to www.cedarkey.orgCedar Key Library & Friends NWR Sponsor Research Presentation on Oct. 27A team of researchers with Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Florida will describe their research in the Lower Suwannee NWR estuary for the last 2 years on October 27 at 5 p.m. at the Cedar Key Library sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys NWR. H. F. Percival, W.M. Kitchens, M.S. Allen, C. Zweig, and M. Desa are using a combination of small mammal, salt marsh, sheries and regional climate data to understand current population patterns and how climate change may a ect the system. ey will also describe how they are establishing baseline vegetation information to better evaluate any climate changes. Because of the Suwannee Rivers discharge e ect on the sheries, they will monitor various river ow scenarios as to shery estuary health.CEDAR KEY ARTS CENTER e Cedar Key Arts Center future art activities will include: Nov 3
Dec 15, 2011 (except Nov 24). ursday Evenings Alexandria Zettler Group Art erapy Lifelines and the Personal Panorama is a closed six-week art therapy group wherein the participants will work with personal photographs, selected images, and text to create mini-narratives of their lives in the form of Japanese foldout books. e advantage of this style of binding is the variety of ways in which it can be viewed. No art background is required. For information call: 352-543-9920. Limited to 6 participants 18 years and up; bring your preferred art material but some will be provided. erapeutic goals: Increased awareness of self in the here and now; develop a past, present, future personal narrative; and identify an ability/ trait that generates positive personal outcomes. Nov 6 and 7 Libby Cagle Monotype Monotype is a technique in which a single print is created by applying inks, usually with a roller called a brayer, onto a smooth non-absorbent plate. e ink is then transferred to paper either by hand-rubbing the print with a barren or by running the plate and paper through an etching press. is session Libby will concentrate on creating textures. Most supplies and materials are supplied. Call 352-543-5232 for more information. Nov 12 Marsha Schwartz Piquette assiette Wreath Membership applications and workshop schedules are available. Come join the talented and friendly Cedar Key Arts Center community.YANKEETOWNINGLISCommunity Pot Luck Oct. 15 e Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is starting the new season o on the right foot with a Community Pot Luck. Dancin to the 50s celebrating the 50 Year Anniversary of Elvis lming Follow at Dream in our very own backyard. Saturday, October 15th is the day and 5 p.m. is when all the fun begins. Everyone bring your best pot luck dish to share and drinks if you want. e Club will have water and sodas for sale. Tell your neighbors and friends, then grab the kids, your dancin shoes and your best Elvis voice and meet us at the Club on 56th Street in Yankeetown for an evening of good food, singin and dancin. Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note con rming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you
from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.WILLISTONFriends of the Williston Public Library Event Oct. 6Friends of the Williston Public library is happy to announce John Sikorski will return to loosely appraise the antiques and collectables owned by members of Friends and those living in the area. Mr. Sikorski will be in the library, ursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. and those who have heard his Come as catch can... should mark this as a night to be in the library! He is always a treat to listen to and wise in his opinions of our Treasures. We are asked to bring no more than two items per person. A number will be given at the door for the order of assessment. Come early for the lowest number and best seat.AARP Chapter 912 Meeting Oct. 10AARP Chapter 912 will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 10 in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt. in Williston. National AARP members who are residents or visitors in the area are encouraged to join us. Our meetings begin with an interesting program followed by a break with refreshments and socializing, and a general meeting with updates about Chapter activities and upcoming events.Sheltering Hands Cat Rescue Book Sale Oct. 15In the book, Too Many Cats!, it states that an un-spayed female cat and her un-neutered mate can produce two litters of cats a year. If three of the kittens from the litter survive, the number of cats born can total 2,107 in four years. Sheltering Hands Cat Rescue of Williston and Ocala has launched a campaign to try and control the cat population. On Saturday, October 15th, Sheltering Hands will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise funds to spay and neuter cats. e book sale will be held in the parking lot of CURVES, 515 S. Main Street (US 19/98), Chie and. CURVES is located 1/4 mile south of the intersection of US 19/98 and CR 345 (next door to the LARC rift Store). Donations of books for the sale will be accepted at CURVES on Friday, October 14th from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, please call Mary Flickinger at (352) 472-1338.DUNNELLON13th Annual Jazz Up Dunnellon Oct. 15 Jazz Up Dunnellon is quickly approaching. is Annual Mardi-Gras style music festival will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 12:00 to 10:00 pm. Come and stroll down both sides of the Streets while sipping some wine or beer available from the Chamber beverage booths, sample Cajun/Creole inspired food from our street vendors, and enjoy listening to our bands performing a variety of Jazz styles, Blues, Rock, Classic Rock, and Southern Rock on a cool October Saturday night. New this year is the Poker Crawl organized by Bogarts Smoke Shop in Dunnellon. e Poker Crawl begins at 12 p.m. at Bogarts Smoke Shop and ends at 6 p.m. at Local Legends in Dunnellon. e price will be $5.00 per hand. With roads closed o we will also feature a Haunted Fire House, Live Local Bands, Food, Antiques and much more. e Kiwanis Club Duck Race will be at Victorias Restaurant from 2 to 4 p.m. e family friendly Kids Zone Area was a big success last year. Pop Warner will be at the Concession Stand at the Ernie Mills Park. We will have kids activities, so bring your family and enjoy the family friendly day at the Ernie Mills Park near East Pennsylvania. We are still in need of Volunteers and Sponsors for Jazz Up Dunnellon, so please contact Martha Vaughn at 804-2364 or Beverly at 489-2320. Jazz Up Committee Meetings are held every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.dunnellonchamber.org or call the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce at 489-2320. Citizens for an Educated Electorate Meet Oct. 15Citizens for an Educated Electorate will meet on the verandah of the Dunnellon Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. e purpose is to show residents of Levy and Marion County how to contact their senators, congressional representatives and local media. is is not a political or partisan event. Everyone is welcome. Citizens are invited to bring photos of crumbling infrastructure to reveal how important it is for government entities to maintain and repair services on which they depend, from schools and parks to bridges, roads and the power grid. e group believes Americans want to work. at fact, paired with the need for repair of American infrastructure, is a perfect storm for citizen engagement. All votersIndependents, Republicans, Democrats and all other party memberscan add their voices to this cause. Handouts will consist of phone numbers, e-mail addresses, USPS addresses and Web sites for senators, congressional representatives and local media. ere will be no petitions to sign because this is a nonpartisan issue. e goal is to educate and engage.CITRUS COUNTYFaith Haven Christian Retreat Center Fall Festival Oct. 15Faith Haven Christian Retreat Center will be holding a Fall Festival 2011 fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10830 W. Bentbow Path, Crystal River, Fla. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise funds needed to start building their campus. is is a real horsey a air with all the trimmings. ere will be Natural Horse training demos by Augusto Goose Zacarias; Historical Storytelling; Common Ground Adventures Team Building; the Great Adventures Drill Team; a Kids Corral with games, a pumpkin patch, bucking barrel, and face painting; a stable tour to learn about our Cracker Horses, Floridas O cial Heritage Horse; along with arts and crafts booths, a chuck wagon, door prizes and a silent auction. Yall come. For information call: (352) 795-7387 or email: FaithHavenCRC@ gmail.com or go to the website at: FaithHavenCRC.org. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 6 Low 4:05 AM 1.8 7:28 AM Set 2:38 AM 67 6 High 10:05 AM 3.4 7:12 PM Rise 4:05 PM 6 Low 5:23 PM 0.8 6 High 11:43 PM 3.1 F 7 Low 5:20 AM 1.4 7:29 AM Set 3:34 AM 76 7 High 11:21 AM 3.5 7:11 PM Rise 4:39 PM 7 Low 6:11 PM 0.8 Sa 8 High 12:17 AM 3.3 7:29 AM Set 4:28 AM 84 8 Low 6:15 AM 1 7:10 PM Rise 5:10 PM 8 High 12:19 PM 3.6 8 Low 6:48 PM 0.8 Su 9 High 12:46 AM 3.5 7:30 AM Set 5:21 AM 90 9 Low 6:59 AM 0.6 7:09 PM Rise 5:40 PM 9 High 1:05 PM 3.7 9 Low 7:20 PM 0.8 M 10 High 1:12 AM 3.7 7:30 AM Set 6:13 AM 95 10 Low 7:37 AM 0.3 7:08 PM Rise 6:11 PM 10 High 1:45 PM 3.7 10 Low 7:49 PM 0.9 Tu 11 High 1:37 AM 3.8 7:31 AM Set 7:05 AM 98 11 Low 8:12 AM 0.1 7:07 PM Rise 6:43 PM 11 High 2:22 PM 3.7 11 Low 8:17 PM 1 W 12 High 2:02 AM 3.9 7:32 AM Set 7:58 AM 99 12 Low 8:45 AM 0 7:06 PM Rise 7:16 PM 12 High 2:58 PM 3.6 12 Low 8:45 PM 1.2 Suwannee River EntranceTh 6 Low 4:23 AM 1.7 7:29 AM Set 2:39 AM 67 6 High 10:11 AM 3 7:13 PM Rise 4:06 PM 6 Low 5:41 PM 0.8 6 High 11:49 PM 2.7 F 7 Low 5:38 AM 1.3 7:29 AM Set 3:34 AM 76 7 High 11:27 AM 3.1 7:12 PM Rise 4:39 PM 7 Low 6:29 PM 0.8 Sa 8 High 12:23 AM 2.9 7:30 AM Set 4:28 AM 84 8 Low 6:33 AM 0.9 7:11 PM Rise 5:10 PM 8 High 12:25 PM 3.2 8 Low 7:06 PM 0.8 Su 9 High 12:52 AM 3.1 7:30 AM Set 5:21 AM 90 9 Low 7:17 AM 0.6 7:09 PM Rise 5:41 PM 9 High 1:11 PM 3.3 9 Low 7:38 PM 0.8 M 10 High 1:18 AM 3.3 7:31 AM Set 6:13 AM 95 10 Low 7:55 AM 0.3 7:08 PM Rise 6:11 PM 10 High 1:51 PM 3.3 10 Low 8:07 PM 0.9 Tu 11 High 1:43 AM 3.3 7:32 AM Set 7:06 AM 98 11 Low 8:30 AM 0.1 7:07 PM Rise 6:43 PM 11 High 2:28 PM 3.3 11 Low 8:35 PM 0.9 W 12 High 2:08 AM 3.4 7:32 AM Set 7:58 AM 99 12 Low 9:03 AM 0 7:06 PM Rise 7:17 PM 12 High 3:04 PM 3.2 12 Low 9:03 PM 1.1 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 6 Low 5:00 AM 1.7 7:27 AM Set 2:37 AM 67 6 High 10:12 AM 3.1 7:11 PM Rise 4:04 PM 6 Low 6:18 PM 0.8 6 High 11:50 PM 2.8 F 7 Low 6:15 AM 1.3 7:27 AM Set 3:33 AM 76 7 High 11:28 AM 3.2 7:10 PM Rise 4:37 PM 7 Low 7:06 PM 0.8 Sa 8 High 12:24 AM 3 7:28 AM Set 4:27 AM 84 8 Low 7:10 AM 0.9 7:09 PM Rise 5:09 PM 8 High 12:26 PM 3.3 8 Low 7:43 PM 0.8 Su 9 High 12:53 AM 3.2 7:29 AM Set 5:20 AM 90 9 Low 7:54 AM 0.6 7:08 PM Rise 5:39 PM 9 High 1:12 PM 3.4 9 Low 8:15 PM 0.8 M 10 High 1:19 AM 3.4 7:29 AM Set 6:12 AM 95 10 Low 8:32 AM 0.3 7:07 PM Rise 6:10 PM 10 High 1:52 PM 3.4 10 Low 8:44 PM 0.9 Tu 11 High 1:44 AM 3.5 7:30 AM Set 7:04 AM 98 11 Low 9:07 AM 0.1 7:06 PM Rise 6:42 PM 11 High 2:29 PM 3.4 11 Low 9:12 PM 0.9 W 12 High 2:09 AM 3.5 7:30 AM Set 7:56 AM 99 12 Low 9:40 AM 0 7:05 PM Rise 7:15 PM 12 High 3:05 PM 3.3 12 Low 9:40 PM 1.1 Service Jacks Landcontinued on page 3
The Levy County Journal 3BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast Annual Gulf Hammock Homecoming & Smallwood Reunion Oct. 8 e annual Gulf Hammock and Smallwood Reunion will be on Saturday, October 8, 2011 in Gulf Hammock at Beck Park beginning at 10 a.m. with lunch starting at 1 p.m. Plates, utensils, cups, tea, ice will be furnished. Please bring a covered dish of food, and chairs Friends, relatives, residents, and former residents of Gulf Hammock please join us. Questions: Contact Amelia at 352-629-4438; Abby at 850-9975153; Donald at 225-698-9435SRWMD Governing Board Meetings Oct. 11 and Oct. 24 e Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. e meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory and land acquisition matters. A workshop will follow the Governing Board meeting. On Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. a Tentative Intermediate Governing Board Meeting will be held at District headquarters in Live Oak. Public should check the District website or contact the District to con rm that the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled. All meeting, workshops and hearings are open to the public.Medicare Parts C & D Open Enrollment Begins and Ends Earlier This Year Medicare Open Enrollment Period for Parts C (Health Plans) & D (Drug Plans) will begin October 15 and end December 7. SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder A airs, is here to help you understand your choices. We begin before Open Enrollment to assist you in lling out the paperwork necessary to run the plans for you. Please bring your Medicare Card, your Part C or Part D card, and your Rx bottles (we can take a 90 day print-out of your drugs from your pharmacist instead). When the site opens for us on Oct 15, we will input your information and run your drugs to nd the best plan at the least cost for you. We will NOT enroll you in any plan without your approval. Please remember that SHINE is available year round at either our monthly sites or by calling 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a volunteer near you. SHINE o ers free, con dential and one-on-one counseling. SHINE will be at the following sites: Wed., Oct. 12th 9 a.m.
noon AF Knotts Public Library, Yankeetown Wed., Oct. 12th 9 a.m.
noon Trenton Public Library Wed., Oct. 12th 2 p.m.
5 p.m. Cross City Public Library Wed., Oct. 26th 10 a.m.
noon Cedar Key Public Library Wed., Oct. 26th 9 a.m.
noon Trenton Public Library Wed., Oct. 26th 2 p.m.
5 p.m. Cross City Public LibraryVolunteer Training and Opportunities Oct. 13Volunteer opportunities are available at Hospice of the Nature Coast, which will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers in Chie and on ursday, October 13, at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of Capital City Bank, 2012 N. Young Blvd. is class prepares volunteers to help in the organizations rift & Gift Shoppe and participate in community outreach work. ose who wish to assist patients and their families will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class to be scheduled soon. To reserve your space in this class, or for more information, call Volunteer Services Manager Emily Hines at 386-454-1338 (866642-0962 toll free). Hospice of the Nature Coast, a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc., licensed 1985, is a nonpro t charitable organization serving patients in 12 counties of North Central Florida.Bene t for Haven Hospice Fall at the Ranch Oct. 15Rock Blu Ranch in Bell is hosting Fall at the Ranch, a cowboy casual evening bene tting Haven Hospice and Camp Safe Haven, a day camp for youth and teens coping with loss on Sat. Oct. 15, 2011, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. e Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with live music by Dottie South and the Slackers, a live and silent auction as well as interactive cowboy experiences. Rock Blu Ranch is located at 6191 N. US Hwy 129 in Bell, north of the ashing light at CR 340. Reservations and tickets are required. e cost is $75 per guest. For tickets or more information on becoming a sponsor of Fall at the Ranch, please contact Stephanie Brod at 352271-4665. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Fall at the Ranch supports patient care, services and programs provided by Haven Hospice that are otherwise unfunded. For more information about Haven Hospice, visit www. havenhospice.orgPoker Run for Beautys Haven Equine Rescue Oct. 15Come join the fun on the Poker Run. Rev up your engines for the horses at Beautys Haven Farm & Equine Rescue on Saturday, October 15. e $15 per person includes BBQ lunch at Williards Bar in Morrison at the crossroad of 326 and 337. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at e Junction in Williston. Last bike will be leaving at noon. All vehicle are welcome. Maps are available. ere will be a 50/50 ra e, games, prizes, karaoke & DJ. e stops will be: Silver Moon in Dunnellon; the Loft in Crystal River; e Mousetrap Saloon in Inglis; and Willards in Morriston. For more info call Ruth at (352) 262-0570 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgConcealed Weapons Class Oct. 15 e Lighthouse Word Church will be o ering a Concealed Weapons Class on Saturday, October 15, at 9 a.m., at the church. Lieutenant Ray Tremblay of the Chie and Police Dept. will be conducting the class which includes classroom and rearms training. e cost of the class is $60.00 and includes lunch. Lieutenant Tremblay is a certi ed law enforcement instructor in pistol, advanced ri e, and shotgun instruction and also a certi ed N.R.A. instructor. Money must be turned into the church o ce no later than Wed. October 12. If you have any questions you can contact Pastor Walter Turner at the church o ce at 352-493-1554. All ladies are welcome.Levy County Cattlemen & Landowners Assoc. Meeting Oct. 20 e Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its spring meeting on ursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Whitehurst Lodge. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension o ce at (352) 486-5131 or the secretary-tre Rainbow Springs Woodturners Oct. 29 30 Rainbow Springs begins its fall activities with the Hands-on Woodturners. ey will be at the park on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the Felburn Pavilion for their annual show and sale. If you have never seen these talented artists at work, now is the time. ey have reasonably-priced unique, holiday gifts at this sale. Come take a look at these craftsmen at work, and you too can purchase a one of a kind gift for someone special. e Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) receive 20% of all sales.SCORE Chapter 408 Starting Your Business Small Business Workshop Series Nov. 3Gainesville SCORE mentors to Americas small business, in partnership with Bank of America introduces a new, business planning workshop series to aid start-up entrepreneurs. In light of the unemployment crisis currently looming over the American economy, many individuals are interested in the idea of small business ownership as an option. Still committed to creating 1 million small businesses by 2017, the SCORE/ Bank of America Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series helps entrepreneurs test a small business idea and begin to plan a start-up. is SCORE / Bank of America program includes one, free Startup Basics workshop and four business planning sessions at a modest fee. ese workshops focus on the Business Concept, Marketing Plan, Financial Projections, and Funding Sources. Each session includes exercises to help the entrepreneur plan for success. SCORE also includes three (3) free and con dential mentoring sessions as part of the workshop series. ese next free Start-up Basics workshop will be o ered November 3 at 1:00pm
4:00pm at Santa Fe College, Center for Innovation and Economic Development. For more information or to register, call 352-395-5896 or visit www.gainesville.score.org.asurer at (352) 528-3119.Zumba Classes in Levy CountyMondays
First Baptist Church, Bronson, 6:15 p.m.; Holy Family Church, Williston, 6 p.m.; Chie and in old Curves next to Ralphs burgers 6 p.m. Tuesdays
First Baptist Church, Williston, 6:30 p.m.; Chie and old Curves next to Ralphs 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays
Lions Club, Williston, 6:15 p.m. ursdays
First Baptist Church, Bronson, 6:15 p.m.; Holy Family Church, Williston, 6 p.m.; Chie and in old Curves next to Ralphs burgers 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Saturdays
Chie and at old Curves next to Ralphs 12 noon. All classes are 1 hour long. Chie and classes are $5; Williston and Bronson $1.00 donation. For information call Lori at (352) 221-4634.Great Suwannee River Cleanup Sept. to Nov. 2011 e KickO has begun. We held the Celebration in Branford on Sat. Sept. 10 at Ivey Memorial Park so if you are still thinking, think fast. Call and get involved with a group and get your registrations in. Whether you end up wading or paddling, itll be a good cleanup, and your e orts will be much appreciated! Fritzi S. Olson, Executive Director Current Problems, Inc., 352-264-6827; www. currentproblems.org If you want to join a group that is all planned up for Oct. 8, call Donna Creamer at Pure Water Wilderness at (352) 463-3467 or email: email@example.com for information on their excursion. ey will be doing 3 sections of the Suwannee and the rst 50 participants will get a beautiful FREE t-shirt. After the cleanup everyone will enjoy a free lunch at Hinton Landing and opportunities to win cool prizes. ey will provide 15 canoes and kayaks but you must call and reserve them. If you have your own, come on down and get in the action. October at the LibraryPreschool Storytime ese programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages. e programs last 30 minutes. I Am Not Scared! A program featuring books about over coming your fears. Monday, October 10 Luther Callaway Public Library starting at 11 A.M. Tuesday, October 11 A.F. Knotts Public Library starting at 3:00 P.M. Halloween is Fun A program featuring books about Halloween. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Cedar Key Public Library starting at 10 A.M. Monday, October 17 Bronson Public Library starting at 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 24 Luther Callaway Public Library starting at 11 AM Tuesday, October 25 A.F. Knotts Public Library starting at 3 P.M. Trick or Treat Halloween Party at the Library! is fun program will feature fun Halloween themed games for the kids to play in the library. ere will even be a pinata for the kids to collect goodies out of. Bring the whole family for games, stories, music, and crafts! is event is provided FREE and you can come in costume if you want. Tuesday, October 18 A.F. Knotts Public Library starting at 3 P.M. Friday, October 21 Luther Callaway Public Library starting at 5:30 P.M. Monday, October 24 Bronson Public Library starting at 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 2 Williston Public Library starting at 4:30 P.M. Friday, October 28 Cedar Key Public Library starting at 1 P.M. For more information please contact you local library or Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, 352-4865552. 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key 352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD ALL DAY EVERY DAY Banquet Facilities Available! ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m.ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-4906 352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK6 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK11 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Walmart on East side of US 19, Chie and157 N. Hathaway Ave., BronsonCrab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Breaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab BRONSON RESTAURANT CHIEFLANDFriends of the Chie and Library Board Meeting Oct. 13 e Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chie and (a block behind City Hall), at 11:00 a.m. on ursday, October 13. e Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chie and Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email: firstname.lastname@example.org e FLCPL supports the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the Librarys programs and resources and through fundraising projects to augment the Librarys budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Members, prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend the meeting. For further information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at (352) 493-1896 or 949-5413.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 Meeting Oct. 20American Legion Post 91 will have its regular membership meeting on the 20th of October starting at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner and the meeting after. All members are requested to attend and please bring a guest and prospective member. e auxiliary Unit 91 also meets the same day and time. e post is located on US highway 129 between Trenton and Bell next to the FFA Arena. Veterans, become involved with the only veterans organization in Gilchrist County. We hope to see you there. For God and Country, Leeman White, Commander SUWANNEE COUNTYFlorida Trail Association Meeting Oct. 10 e Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will meet on Monday evening, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River Water Management District, located at 9225 CR 49, Live Oak.. e speaker for the October meeting will be Barbara Hines, Outreach Coordinator for the North Florida Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. She will present a program about the native plants and people of Florida. She will relate how native plants have been used by di erent groups of people here in Florida throughout history. Ms. Hines is a registered Professional Archeologist who specializes in 19th and early 20th century historic archeology. Her interests include the turpentine and lumber industry, speci cally focusing on the social aspects of camp life. e public is welcome to join us! Contact: Chapter Chair, Sylvia Dunnam, 386-362-3256. e world is such a pretty place for everyone to live, e world is what you make of it and what your heart can give. It shows us all its beauty and shows us all its charm, e world can be a better place, the world can do no harm. e world is such a mystery, it never would go wrong If all the countries in the world could only get along. eres good and bad in everyone including you and me, eres love and hate within our hearts if we could only see. e wars we had, the blood they shed, theres men that dont come home. If all the world could nd some peace and learn to get along, ere is a world where happiness could show upon the face, If all the world would get along and show a little grace. e moral of the story is the world has gone all wrong. If all the people in the world could only get along. e world is such a pretty place where everyone can live And nd the love thats in our hearts that everyone can give. By William E. Piper, Bronson, FloridaThe WorldCommunity Calendar continued fron page 3
The Levy County Journal4BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 BRANTLEY TUCKER OWENSBrantley Tucker Owens, age 2, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. is precious child loved his big brother with all his heart, he enjoyed playing baby dolls with his sister, feeding his goats and chickens, spending time with Big Papa, getting hugs and kisses from Nana, and hunting and shing. Tucker is survived by his parents; Mikey and Fawn Owens; his brother Michael Owens III; his sister; Casey Rose Owens; his maternal grandparents, omas and Patricia Reed; his paternal grandparents, Mike and Janet Owens; his maternal great-grandparents, Calvin and Louise Partin; his paternal greatgrandmother Betty J. Owens; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services were held graveside at the Owens Family Cemetery in Bronson at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home in Williston (352)528-3481.WILLIAM ROBERT WEBSTERWilliam Robert Webster of Williston passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at North Florida Regional in Gainesville at the age of 63. He was born in Arlington, Va. to Henry and Eleanor Webster. He lived most of his life in Virginia, moved to Pompano Beach and then to Williston 16 years ago. He served in the United States Army, enjoyed turkey shooting and rebuilding and restoring old cars. Mr. Webster is survived by his brother Edward Stephen Webster; his sister Diane Webster(John omas); and his longtime companion Sheryl Burger Tarpy. A visitation was held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Memorial services were at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Crow o ciating. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home in Williston (352)528-3481.ELLEN L. PIECHOCKIAugust 9, 1942
September 30, 2011 Ellen L. Piechocki of Trenton passed away September 30, 2011 at her home with her family by her side at the age of 69. She was born in Batavia, NY on August 9, 1942. Mrs. Piechocki was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chie and and the Catholic Daughters of America in New York. She retired from the personnel department at Chie and Wal-Mart. As a member of Gainesville Sunshine Clowns, she was able to bring smiles to the residents of area nursing homes and to sick children. She enjoyed quilting, owers, butter ies and hummingbirds. She loved meeting new people and her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.Mrs. Piechocki was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Naishe Radesi.She is survived by her husband Leonard Sonny Piechocki of Trenton; daughters, Amy (Mike) Townsend of Alexander, NY and Paula Radesi of Victor, NY; son Len (Colleen) Piechocki, III of Wake Forest, NC; sisters, Edith Wehner and Peg (Fred) Lorenz, both of Inverness; and her grandchildren: Landen McCormick of Alexander, NY, Brant Arnold of Oak eld, NY, Danielle Piechocki, Racquel Piechocki, and Mitchell Piechocki, all of Wake Forest, NC, Gina Radesi of Bu alo, NY, Nikki Radesi of NYC, NY, Nathan Radesi of Bu alo, NY, and two great grandchildren, Bella and Mia Filjones of Bu alo, NY. Funeral mass was held Sunday, Oct 2, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chie and with Father Joe McDonnell o ciating. Burial followed the services at Hardeetown Methodist Cemetery. Visitation was Sat. Oct 1 from 2 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory First Baptist Church Serving God & Loving PeopleSunday: Tuesday: Wednesday: S u n d a y : T u e s d a y : W e d n e s d a y : Sunday School 9:15am Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00am Church Supper 5:30pm Morning Worship 10:30am RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Discipleship Hour 5:00pm Full Throttle Youth 6: 30pm Evening Worship 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6: 30pmPastor Troy A. Turner First United Methodist Church of Chiefland 352-463-2151 Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Mike Chancey, Worship Pastor Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/MissionsSunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: AWANA ........................................................... 6:30 8:15 p.m. Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~ ObituariesChurch CalendarTake the Time to Do Things Right St. Albans Episcopal Church Annual Yard Sale & Craft Boutique Oct. 7 & 8St. Albans Episcopal Church will be holding their Annual Yard Sale and Craft Boutique on Fri. and Sat, Oct. 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Goodies for everyone plus hot dogs and cold drinks. See what our ladies have made and shop for the holiday at our Craft Boutique. Located 4 miles North of Wal-Mart on US 19.First Christian Church Yard Sale Oct. 8Come to our Yard Sale to bene t the Foster Childrens Christmas Fund on Sat. Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Christian Church at 6591 NW 140 St in Chie and.Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Oct. 14Lite Lunch Oct. 19 and Angel House on Weekends e Fish Dinner, fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday October 14 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch will be on Wednesday October 19 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A. Fundraisers are to help people in our community with their nancial problems.United Methodist Men at First United Methodist in Chie and e United Methodist Men will have a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Friday, October 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 707 North Main Street, Chie and. e menu will include Spaghetti with meat sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad, Dessert and Beverage. Eat in or Take Out. $8/Adult; Kids 10 and under Free (eat-in only). e Men will have their regular second Saturday Breakfast Meeting at 8:00 a.m. October 9. Come join us for fellowship, breakfast and a business meeting.Chie and FUMC Celebrates Homecoming Oct. 16Since the beginning of the year, Chie and Methodists have been celebrating 150 years of presence in our community. Special activities have been enjoyed by all. A history book of the churchs 150 years will be given to members. e festivities will culminate on October 16 when Bishop Timothy Whitaker will bring the morning message. ere will also be in attendance a Confederate Civil War o cer who fought in a skirmish nearby. He will have many souvenirs of his time in the war. On that day, the narthex of the church will be turned into a representative of the Hardee home where the Methodist church began. Following the church service, a group picture will be taken on the steps of the old sanctuary and a covered dish dinner will wind up the celebration. We invite everyone to come at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 16 to help us enjoy our birthday party. Bronson United Methodist Church Celebrates 144 years Oct. 9Bronson United Methodist Church members invite friends and members of the community to join them in celebration of 144 years at their Homecoming service on Sunday, October 9th. Former pastor, Reverend Carroll S. Phillips, Jr., Winter Haven, will be delivering the message at the 9:45 a.m. worship service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service o ering the opportunity to renew acquaintances with old friends while enjoying a delicious meal.Pastor Phillips and his wife Betty served Bronson UMC from 2000
2005. Come and hear an inspiring message from one who loves our Lord and is devoted to sharing His word. For more information, please call the church o ce, 486-2281 or 486-2860. Recorded Marriagescontinued on page 5Certain pressures can just naturally tend to mount on a fellow whos dated a girl for over three years without proposing. His friends start asking, When you going to pop the question? Future in-laws start asking, When you going to pop the question? e girl starts asking well you get the drift. It can make a man a mite jumpy. Marriage is a big step, and it shouldnt be lightly entered into. One would be wise to think things through. Admittedly, the thinking process just takes longer for some of us. ats why I I mean this certain guy I know, determined he would not be roped into making a move just because of a few subtle hints. Of course he quickly caved when those hints turned into vague threats, and his own family threatened to disown him. Finally he conceded, Maybe I do need to come up with a plan? Soon the potential young brides birthday arrived, and the air was thick with rumors and speculation. e Las Vegas odds makers were banking two to one on a proposal. Her close friends waited by the phone, at least those who hadnt already passed out from holding their breath. e young girl was absolutely glowing with excitement that night as her beau took her to a ne restaurant. I cant tell you how hard it was for that young handsome rascal to stare into those beautifully expectant green eyes after desert, burp and say, Whelp, lets go. As intended, his aloofness only thickened the plot, and added a new twist to his unfolding plan. Returning home, the sly dog pulled out a gi-normous cardboard box topped with a bright red bow. It was unusually weighty. e girls eyes roamed his face like it was a grocery store tabloid. Finally, sensing what she perceived to be a guilty glint in his eyes, she tore into that box like a starving coon about to enjoy a sack of stolen Salmon steaks. Cleverly, within the big box was another. Hu ng, to feign the required annoyance, she continued on, practically levitating with excitement. I wish you couldve been there to see her surprise when she opened that second box to nd a beginners set of ladys golf clubs! I mean ahh Ill bet it was something to see. Needless to say, things were a little chilly between the two love birds the next few weeks. Poor fellowHow was he supposed to know she didnt play golf? Now before you go writing mean letters blasting me for being sympathetic to this Guys plight, let me pull a Paul Harvey, and tell you the rest of the story. According to his plan, the young man had covertly arranged a meeting with the girls dad before leaving on the couples upcoming Gulf Coast vacation. Having satis ed proper protocol, he was then able to con dently take her for a stroll along the star lit beach that rst night. Where, to her surprise, he romantically fell to a knee. From his pocket he produced a one carrot diamond solitaire. With the waves crashing against the shore and a gentle breeze stirring her red locks, he asked her for her hand in marriage. She accepted. Last I checked she liked his plan just ne. eyve been happily married for over 18 years now, growing more madly in love each passing day; SO THERE! Youd think the word Wait was a four letter word these days! We want what we want, and we want it NOW! Were like the I.G.G. peoplee Immediate Grati cation Generation. Im just worried we might go down in history as the clowns that put the IGG in iggnert! Sure, its hard to wait on the Lord. He almost never works on our schedule. But Im learning its wise. You see, were concerned with our comfort. Hes concerned with our character. Were itching for a quick x. Hes determined to do things proper. Well never get Gods best by rushing out ahead of Him. If well just hold out for His will, in the end well be so glad we did. ( e LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. Lamentations 3:25 KVJ) Faith and Patience mustve said their vows a long time ago, because it literally takes a miracle to separate them. But anyway Do you know anybody that needs an unused set of ladies golf clubs? Somehow I ended up with a set in my garage. Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she email@example.com. September 27, 2011Royce Todd Tucker, 8/26/76, to Jana Leann Carlisle, 9/21/81, both of Williston.September 29, 2011Jack Pittman Gibson, 11/30/43, of Mineral Blu Ga. to Martha Lucille Eiland, 7/14/46, of Dunnellon.September 30, 2011Robert John Murphy, 4/30/52, of Cedar Key to Pamela Bowden Cirillo, 4/13/60, of Setauket, NY. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand
The Levy County Journal 5BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Memorial to Fallen Fire ghters to Include Otter Creeks Asst. Chief Victor Scott BRONSON SELF STORAGE 5x10 ..........$35.00 per month10x10 ........$56.00 per month10x15 ........$72.00 per month10x20 .......$88.00 per month10x30 .......$120.00 per month 839 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 OCTOBER SPECIALAll units pay two months in advance and get one month FREE(new move-ins only)Cameras, Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 11% 5% 2% Steers under 600 lbs 35% 41% 43% Heifers over 600 lbs 5% 3% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 29% 35% 37% Feeder cows 2% 2% 2% Slaughter cows 17% 13% 13% Bulls 1% 1% 2% Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1205-1585 1356 45.00-63.00 54.51 1200-1455 1312 63.50-66.50 64.71 HDSlaughter Cows Boners 80-85880-1195 1075 45.00-66.00 55.16 955-1195 1041 45.00-54.00 48.78 LD 1200-1735 1354 51.00-67.00 59.31 1285-1330 1308 52.00-55.00 53.47 LDSlaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price800-835 823 52.00-55.00 53.35 800-840 820 41.00-50.00 44.63 LD 850-1190 1018 47.50-58.00 52.22 850-1190 950 40.00-50.00 45.64 LD 1200-1385 1261 48.00-59.00 54.02Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1085-1495 1337 61.00-76.00 69.61 1090-1465 1290 64.00-68.00 66.60 LD 1500-1980 1668 58.00-78.00 71.63 1500-1885 1645 61.00-72.00 67.08 LDFeeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-240 215 160.00-200.00 175.99 250-295 269 142.50-176.00 157.83 300-345 320 130.00-155.00 141 350-395 367 122.00-140.00 131.25 400-445 419 116.00-134.00 121.71 450-495 470 112.00-128.00 117.36 500-545 520 108.00-124.00 115.55 550-595 574 110.00-119.00 114.44 600-645 622 110.00-119.00 115.71 650-690 665 104.00-118.00 112.39 700-745 727 105.00-115.00 109.72 750-770 753 105.00-112.00 107.01 800-825 817 96.00-99.00 96.98Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-245 229 125.00-170.00 152.61 250-295 278 125.00-150.00 142.03 300-345 322 115.00-140.00 128.67 350-395 373 109.00-131.00 118.79 400-445 424 103.00-125.00 112.75 450-495 471 102.00-121.00 109.37 500-545 521 101.00-114.00 107.68 550-595 568 98.00-112.00 105.17 600-645 620 98.00-110.00 103.06 650-695 670 95.00-110.00 103.15 710-745 726 100.00-107.00 105.01Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-245 223 126.00-155.00 134.64 250-290 269 120.00-135.00 127.42 300-345 320 115.00-130.00 120.93 350-395 368 106.00-128.00 115.18 400-445 421 105.00-124.00 110.72 450-495 471 100.00-116.00 107.04 500-545 523 95.00-110.00 103.25 550-595 571 95.00-111.00 103.12 600-645 620 91.00-106.00 101.21 650-695 672 88.00-103.00 98.83 700-745 723 85.00-102.00 95.49 750-790 770 87.00-90.00 88.34Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-240 220 110.00-128.00 119.84 250-295 272 105.00-126.00 115.84 300-345 322 102.00-120.00 109.67 350-395 373 100.00-116.00 105.9 400-445 422 95.00-110.00 101.54 450-495 469 91.00-107.00 98.6 500-545 520 91.00-106.00 97.65 550-595 571 91.00-102.00 94.64 600-645 620 90.00-101.00 95.37Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price935-1060 1004 56.00-72.00 61.33 1105-1195 1160 51.00-60.00 56.71 1230-1260 1245 58.00-60.00 59.01 1300-1320 1310 50.00-56.00 52.98Bred Cows Medium and Large 2-3Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price940-990 965 61.00-69.00 65.1Cow Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price905-1045 1000 770.00-950.00 810.4 1110-1185 1166 860.00-880.00 875.24Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Sep 30, 2011 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 8 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 8,945 compared to 9,733 last week, and 10,560 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows 3.00 to 6.00 lower, bulls 5.00 to 7.00 lower, feeder steers steady to 1.00 higher, heifers 2.00 to 3.00 lower, steer calves steady to 2.00 lower, heifer calves steady to 3.00 lower, replacement cows 8.00 to 10.00 lower. Across1. Kuwaiti, e.g. 5. Erased 10. Boors lack 14. Box o ce take 15. Start of a refrain 16. Bounce back, in a way 17. Brawl 18. ree-___ fork 19. Heroin, slangily 20. Beginning 22. Equips for military duty 24. Lively intelligence 26. Home, informally 27. Potemkin setting 30. Wears away 32. Machine to cut and bundle grain 33. Banquet 34. Blouse, e.g. 37. Drivers licenses, for one (2 wds) 39. Deer-like 41. For shame! 42. Exactly (3 wds) 44. Chemical cousin 45. Statue base 47. Most desperate 48. Beat it! 49. Harvest y 51. More loyal 53. Pomp 57. Grasp 58. Retain with stone 60. Field of Dreams setting 61. Carbon compound 62. Fragrant resin 63. Alpine transport 64. Contradict 65. Big Berthas birthplace 66. Toy that comes easily to handCrossword Puzzle1. City on the Yamuna River 2. Commuter line 3. Above 4. Residential suburb of Washington, D.C. 5. His 4 was retired 6. Frock wearer 7. Imaginary 8. Type of guitar 9. Carpenters groove 10. Blue book ller 11. Computers interval between request and delivery (2 wds) 12. Mariners aid 13. Clothing 21. Claim 23. Lower surface 25. Forgive 27. Final notice 28. Lover of Aeneas 29. Vertebrates brain 31. Iroquoian language 35. Aces, sometimes 36. Chipper 38. Bags with shoulder straps 40. Excessive desire to eat 43. ose who steal 46. Forte 48. Backgammon piece 50. ___ de menthe 51. Abandon 52. Algonquian Indian 54. Gray wolf 55. Shoo! 56. Hawaiian tuber 59. Bolivian export DownFor this weeks crossword puzzle answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to nd the answers. On October 16th, 2011 the 30th Annual National Fallen Fire ghters Memorial Service will be honoring re ghters who died in the line of duty. Among those will be Assistant Chief Victor B. Scott, age 61, of the Otter Creek Volunteer Fire Department who died after su ering a heart attack within 24 hours of a training exercise on March 17, 2004. e Memorial Weekend will be held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland on October 15-16, 2011. e National Fallen Fire ghters Foundation (NFFF) and the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration will honor 72 re ghters who died in the line of duty in 2010. A bronze plaque containing their names will be added to the National Fallen Fire ghters Memorial, located on the National Fire Academy campus. Seventeen re ghters who died in previous years will also be honored. e plaques surrounding the Memorial, which was established in 1981, will contain the names of more than 3,500 re ghters. "Fire ghters are called upon to face danger on a daily basis," said Chairman of the NFFF Board of Directors, Chief Dennis Compton. "In October, a grateful Nation will honor their dedication and remember their sacri ce. e National Fallen Fire ghters Memorial Weekend brings their loved ones and the re service together to let their families, coworkers, and friends know that they will never be forgotten." For more information about the National Fallen Fire ghters Memorial Weekend visit: Weekend.FireHero.org. JIM HAMILTON LAWRENCE, IIIJuly 1, 1972 September 25, 2011 James Hamilton Lawrence III of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Waycross, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Cherokee County after a short illness. He was born July 1, 1972, in Macon, Georgia. He was the son of James Hamilton Lawrence, Jr., and Linda Marie Watson Lawrence of Waycross. Jim attended the Southwood School where he played football and tennis. He graduated from Ware County High School where he played tennis and was a member of the ri e team. Jim attended Young Harris College, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waycross, and was presently a member of First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Jim worked for State Farm Insurance Company as a claims adjuster. Jim was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and shing and the annual family beach trip. Jim was a kind and giving man who loved his family and friends. He always thought of the needs of others. Jim devoted his weekends to working with troubled boys at the Boys Ranch, volunteering in church activities, and spending time with his family and friends. Jims rst and foremost passion was his relationship with Christ. Jim would go on Wednesday visitations with his First Baptist Woodstock brothers. He also enjoyed serving in the hospitality ministry, speci cally helping the elderly and handicapped people get in the church sanctuary. Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. James Hamilton Lawrence, Sr., of Waycross, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs. James Lafayette Watson of Chie and. He is survived by his wife, Stacie Price Lawrence of Woodstock, Ga.; two children, Virginia Marie Lawrence and Cason James Lawrence of Woodstock; his parents, James Hamilton Lawrence, Jr., and Linda Watson Lawrence of Waycross; a sister, Katie Marie Lawrence of Marietta; his great aunt, Mrs. William Sanford of Louisville, Ky.; a great aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eric Watson of Williston; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Vance Beauchamp and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Werner, both of Chie and, Mr. and Mrs. Don Mathis of Trenton, Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard Lawrence of Roswell, Ga., Ms. Laura Lawrence, Ms. Maggie Watkins both of Monroe, Ga.; mother-in-law and fatherin-law, Brenda and David Price; sister-in-law, Mandy Price; one nephew, Brendan Price; one niece, Genevieve Price; and numerous cousins. A memorial service was held ursday, September 29, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Graveside services were held Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4 p.m., at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to any Suntrust Bank for the Jim Lawrence Childrens Fund; donations may be made at branch locations only. Condolences may be o ered at www.woodstockfuneralhome. com or www.milesodumfuneralhome.com AUDREY LOCKE RYALSJuly 11, 1026
September 25, 2011 Mrs. Audrey Locke Ryals of Chie and passed away in Marianna, Florida at the age of 85. She was a member of the Grace Community Baptist Church on Booster Club Road north of Chattahoochee where she taught Sunday School. Prior to her membership there she was active in church activities at the First Baptist Church in Chattahoochee where she drove the church bus and was a member of the 39rs Choir and the Bell Ensemble. She retired as Director of Nursing with the Gadsden County Health Department. Mrs. Ryals was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Ryals and her son Charles Green Ryals, Jr.; two brothers, Hubert and Herbert Locke; one sister, Lula (Lucille) Locke Gillespie; and her parents, Hayden (Hade) Locke and Gertrude (Dykes) Locke. She is survived by her two sons, John D. Ryals and his wife Pat of Bainbridge, Ga. and Donald E. Ryals and his wife Kym of Crawfordsville, Fla.; her daughter, Priscilla Ryals of Marianna; ve grandchildren: Justin Rowan, Nick She eld, Christan Jackson, Brandon Ryals and Marrissa Ryals; and four great-grandchildren: Kalyn Reyes, Audriana Rowan, Caleb Jackson and Jacob Jackson. Funeral Services were held on September 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Community Baptist Church with Rev. Bill McCamon o ciating. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.MARY A. WEDDELLSeptember 23, 1922
September 20, 2011Mary A. Weddell of Williston passed away on September 30, 2011 at the age of 89. She was born on September 23, 1922 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Earl and Lucy Haldeman. She moved to Williston in 1994 from Dunnellon. She was of the Protestant faith. She worked many years as a dental assistant. She enjoyed gardening. Mary is survived by her nieces, Alice McTarnaghan and Susan Haldeman.Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston.DARCY M. WARD PAGLIARELLAAugust 13, 1971
September 30, 2011 Mrs. Darcy M. Ward Pagliarella of Orlando passed away Friday, September 30, 2011 at her fathers home in Old Town, Florida. Born on August 13, 1971 in Gainesville, Mrs. Pagliarella grew up in Dixie County. Being a creative and crafts person, she enjoyed arts and crafts, painting and reading. She was a member of the Cross City Church of Christ. Mrs. Pagliarella was preceded in death by her grandparents Clarence and Pauline Ward. She is survived by her husband Michael Pagliarella of Orlando; daughters, Danielle Ward of Chie and and Angelina Noelle Pagliarella of Old Town; father and step-mother, Noel and Lu Ward of Old Town; mother, Linda Rainford of Old Town; brothers, Joby Ward of Old Town and Jonathan Allen of Lake City; sister, Jennifer Robson of Cross City and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Landis Suggs o ciating. Interment followed at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Town. A visitation was held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400. Obituaries from page 4
The Levy County Journal6BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY Case #: 2010-CA-001183 Division #: Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company Plaintiff, -vs.Timothy J. Bible; Kimberly S. Bible. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001183 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company, Plaintiff and Timothy J. Bible are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE Lobby AT LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 355 S. COURT STREET, BRONSON, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on November 8, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 7, WOODPECKER RIDGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 38-11-CA-000043 BEVERLY J. THOMAS and LEE A. THOMAS, as CoTrustees under Agreement with Beverly J. Thomas dated October 1, 2003, Plaintiffs, v. DOWNTOWN WILLISTON, LLC, A Florida Limited Liability Company, and all others claiming by, through or under it, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida. I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: PARCEL NO. 1: All of Lot 6, Block 12, Town of Williston, according to map and plat thereof made by C.S. Noble, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 1, Public Records of Levy County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT a strip of land on the North side of said lot being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the NE corner of Lot 6, Block 12, and running West on the line between Lot 6 and 3, 132 feet; thence running South 6 feet 4 inches to the center of present brick wall; thence running East 132 feet; thence running North 6 feet 4 inches to the POINT OF BEGINNING. PARCEL NO. 2: Beginning at the NE corner of Lot 7, Block 12, Town of Williston, Florida; running West on the line between said Lot 7 and Lot 6,132 feet; thence running South 5 feet 4 inches; thence running East 132 feet; thence running North 5 feet 4 inches to the POINT OF BEGINNING; all in Lot 7, Block 12 in Town of Williston, according to map or plat of said survey made by C.S. Noble, a civil engineer and recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 1, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 at 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2011. DATED THIS 20th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of September, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000488 DIVISION BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., Plaintiff, vs. : TINA MARIE RICHMOND A/K/A TINA GREATHOUSE RICHMOND, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20, 2011, and entered in Case No. 38-2010-CA-000488 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida in which Beneficial Florida Inc., is the Plaintiff and Tina Marie Richmond a/k/a Tina Greathouse Richmond, is defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the BOCC Meeting Room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 9, BLOCK 24, OF OCALA HIGHLANDS WEST, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 16 THROUGH 16D, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 1995 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS N15505A AND N15505B AND TITLE NUMBERS 0069074349 AND 0069074350. A/K/A 21671 SOUTHEAST 68TH LANE, MORRISTON, FL 32668 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Levy County, Florida this 20th day of September, 2011. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000878 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. TERRI L. GRAHAM et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 38-2010-CA-000878 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and TERRI L. GRAHAM; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT OVER THE SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, 2001 MERIT SERIAL NO FLHMLCF156823890A AND FLHMLCF156823890B A/K/A 8071 NE 115TH STREET, BRONSON, FL 32621 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 September 20, 2011. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision 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.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-0027 R S STEVENS LLP., A Florida Limited Liability Company. Plaintiff, V. MELISSA CUMMINGS, individually; JERRY CUMMINGS, Individually, and DEPARTMENT OF TREASURYINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES., And all other named Defendants, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, trustees, successors in interest to other party claiming an interest in the subject property by, through under or against any of said Defendants, whether natural or corporation, who are not known to be alive or dead, dissolved or existing are joined as Defendants. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to that certain Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 20, 2011 and entered in the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Citrus County, Florida, MELISSA CUMMINGS, JERRY CUMMINGS, and DEPARTMENT OF TREASURYINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES., are the Defendants. I will offer for sale and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at public auction at the BoCC Meeting Room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St, Bronson, FL 32621, Levy County Florida, at 11:00 AM on the 8th day of November, 2011 the following described real property as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment: Lot 40 Block H of STEEPLECHASE FARMS, a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed at Plat Book 8, Pages 3637, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida, Together with certain mobile home thereon. IF YOU ARE A 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 YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court on this 21st day of September, 2011. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP, CLERK By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000868 Division No. Section. ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s), vs. UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS W. BERRELL; et. al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: KUNIKO BERRELL and KATHERINE B. BERRELL WHOSE ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN BUT LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 7870 NW 166Th STREET, TRENTON, FL 32693 UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS W. BERRELL and UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS W. BERRELL WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: LOT 44, BLOCK 10, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, A SUBDIVISION OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 7870 NW 166TH ST, TRENTON, FL 32693 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 22nd day of September, 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP LEVY County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the court, LEVY county, 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, BRON SON, FL 32621, County phone: 352486-5266 EXT 238. TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800955-8770 via Flor ida Relay Service. Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-001149 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175, Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. EUGENE E. POWELL, GROW FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, F/K/A MACDILL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, and GRACELAND SHORES OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK G, OF GRACELAND SHORES WHICH IS A REPLAT OF RIVERLAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION SITUATED IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 22 AND 22A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2001 GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING, 28 x 44, GENERAL MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: GMHGA1330027440AB. Commonly known as: 19860 SE 111th Avenue, Inglis, Florida 34449, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, Levy County, Florida, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 8th day of November, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. September 20, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38 2010-CA001509 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175, Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. RANDY W. GAY, MARY E. GAY, and CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment For ReEstablishment and Foreclosure of Note and Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 68, BLOCK 7, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1979 SUNCOAST, 24 x 64 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER(S) FLFL2A931321605 and FLFL2B 931321605 Commonly known as: 7811 NW 166th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, Levy County, Florida, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 8th day of November, 2011. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. September 20, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------
The Levy County Journal 7BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Dottie Osteen d/b/a Rebel Mini-Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83-801 et sec.) hereby gives notice of sale under said Act, to-wit: On October 6, 2011, at Rebel Mini-Storage, 7390 SW State Road 24, Levy County, Florida, Dottie Osteen or her agent will conduct a sale at 10:00 AM by sealed bids to the highest bidder. Bids will be open by 10:00 AM with viewing from 9:30 AM until 10:00 AM for the contents of the storage bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: Tommy Allen, Jr. 4450 NW 100th Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626 Nathan Bluestone 911 w. Ainile #3 Chicago, IL 60640 Consists of restaurant equipment, household, personal items or miscellaneous, stored at Rebel Mini-Storage, 7390 SW State Road 24, Levy County, Florida. Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. Dated Sept. 26, 2011. Rebel Mini-Storage c/o Pelican Realty Doris Hellermann, Broker P. O. Box 117 Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Pub.: Sept. 26, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Cedars Airfield, Inc. d/b/a Cedars Airfield MiniStorage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83-801 et sec.) hereby gives notice of sale under said Act, to-wit: On October 6, 2011, at Cedars Airfield, Inc., 6731 SW 105 Avenue, Levy County, Florida, Cedars Airfield, Inc., or its agent will conduct a sale at 10:30 AM by sealed bids to the highest bidder. Bids will be open by 11:00 AM with viewing from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM for the contents of the storage bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: Adam Walker 12660 S. Istachatta Rd. Floral City, FL 34436 Susan Garner 1274 NE 120th St. Chiefland, FL 32626 Consists of household, personal items or miscellaneous, stored at Cedars Airfield MiniStorage, 6731 SW 105 Avenue, Levy County, Florida. Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. Dated Sept. 26, 2011. Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage c/o Pelican Realty Doris Hellermann, Broker P. O. Box 117 Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Pub.: Sept. 26, Oct. 6, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 018004 of the sale of 2004 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): COUNTY HELD CERTIFICATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 11, BLOCK H-3 OF JEMLANDS, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN NORTH ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, A DISTANCE OF 2300 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN EAST, PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29 A DISTANCE OF 410 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE EAST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29 A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29 A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH PARALLEL TO THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 29 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ROBERT F WHITE, LOIS M WHITE All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 193406 of the sale of 2006 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): COUNTY HELD CERTIFICATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE SOUTHERLY 12 FEET OF THE EASTERLY 12 FEET OF LOT 22, BLOCK 34, OAK RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 63-1 THROUGH 63-7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ANNIE L HUGULEY, ANNIE HUGULEY, JAMES W HUGULEY All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 195606 of the sale of 2006 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): COUNTY HELD CERTIFICATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 15, BLOCK 47, OAK RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 63-1 THROUGH 63-7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ANNIE L HUGULEY, JAMES W HUGULEY All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 389508 of the sale of 2008 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): WILLIAM R. & GLENDA K. WOMBLE, WILLIAM R WOMBLE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 8, BLOCK 20, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: TANYA LEA CASON, MICHAEL WAYNE BRYANT All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 054609 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): CANDACE CLARK LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MELVIN WARD ET AL, MELVIN WARD, RAY BADEN, JAMES PELL, LOWELL PEMELMAN, JOSEPH VELARDI, SAMUEL VELARDI, CHARLES THOMAS, WILLIAM MIDDLETON, J. A. KAY All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 077309 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): WILLIAM A BROWN JR LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT #452 UNIVERSITY ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE E 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ-MATOS All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 228009 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): WACHOVIA BANK NA AS CUSTODIAN LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 38, MAP OF OLD CHIEFLAND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: JANET M HOLNESS All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 14th day of November, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 29th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 06, 2011, Oct 13, 2011, Oct 20, 2011, Oct 27, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA000287 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JAMES THOMAS WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES T. WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES WORTHINGTON, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): JAMES THOMAS WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES T. WORTHINGTON A/K/A JAMES WORTHINGTON P.O. BOX 626, CHIEFLAND, FL 32644 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 12 AND 13, CEDAR PINES-UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1996 HICKORY MOBILE HOME VIN # GAFLS35A10954HH22 TITLE # 70178803 VIN # GAFLS3 a/k/a 6990 NW 73RD LANE A/K/A 7331 NW COUNTY ROAD 345, CHIEFLAND, FLORIDA 32644 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., Attorney for Plantiff, whose address is 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA 33334 on or before November 18, 2011, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 355 Court Street, Bronson, Fl 32621, Phone No. (352) 374-3639 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3rd day of October, 2011 DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Oct. 6, 13, 2011. ---------TOWN COUNCIL TOWN OF BRONSON ORDINANCE 201103 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TOWN OF BRONSON LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAP; AND AMENDING LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS CONSISTENT WITH SAID CHANGES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE WHEREAS, the owner(s) and developer(s) of Parcel ID# 03471-000-00, located within the Town of Bronson, have requested a change of land use, and change of zoning; and WHEREAS, at its meeting the Town Council provided for and received public participation and then approved the requested changes as merited and not inconsistent with the general tenor, objects and purposes of prevailing land use regulation NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF BRONSON, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA THAT: Section 1. The following amendment to the Town of Bronson Future Land Use and Zoning Map is hereby adopted. PARCEL NUMBER 17-1217-03471-000-00, more fully described as: SEC: 17 TWP: 12 RNG: 17-17-12-17 0005.35 ACRES TRACT IN SE of NE OR BOOK 1232 PAGE 853 is hereby designated on the future Bronson Land Use and Zoning Maps of the Town of Bronson as Residential (R-2) and shall henceforth be regarded and applied accordingly. Section 2. It is the intent of the Town Council that, if any section, sentence, clause, phrase, word or pro vision of this ordinance is for any reason held or declared to be unconstitutional, void, or inoperative by a court or agency of competent jurisdiction, such holding of invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the remaining provisions of this ordinance and the remainder of this ordinance after the exclusion of such part or parts shall be deemed to be valid. Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect upon reading, publication, final reading and adoption as prescribed by law. DONE AND ADOPTED this 19th day of September by the Town Council, Town of Bronson, Levy County, Florida. By: Franklin Schuler, Mayor ATTEST: Kelli Brettel, Town Clerk Pub.: Oct. 6, 2011 ---------BIDS NOTICE OF BID The Town Council of the Town of Bronson hereby gives notice that bids will be accepted from licensed contractors for the remolding and repair of the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, FL until October 14th, 2011. Both scope of work and receiving of Bids can be obtained and received through the office of the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 266, 650 Oak Street, Bronson, FL 32621. Bids will not be accepted past 4:00 pm on Friday, October 14th, 2011. For further information call 352-486-2354 Any person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a public entity crime may not submit a bid to or contract with a public entity for construction of a public work as set forth in Florida Statue, Chapter 287.133. Pub.: Oct. 6, 2011 ---------
The Levy County Journal8BOctober 6, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 *Minimum product and accessories purchase of $29.99. Does not apply to gift cards or certi cates, same-day or international de livery, shipping & handling, taxes, or third-party hosted products (e.g. wine). Offer expires 11/15/2011. FLOWERS FROM$1999+s/h Offer ONLY available at: pro owers.com/cuteor call 1.888.470.5492 I n l o v i n g m e m o r y o f In loving memory of S h a r k y & S h e l l e y Sharky & ShelleyI thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought of you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have is memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which Ill never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.Please join us for the 1st annual Sharky & Shelley Bene t Poker Run on November 5, 2011. On August 27, 2011, Shelley and Sharky Roberts were killed when their car was struck by an SUV that was traveling down the wrong side of the road. ey are survived by two sons, ages 21 and 8 and two daughters, ages 18 and 6. ese runs will be used to assist the children with needs and education expenses. We will Meet and Depart at AMVETS Post 444 at 10:30 a.m., KSU at 11:00 a.m. with stops at: 1st
AMVETS 88 in Bronson; 2nd
AMVETS 422 in Chie and; 3rd
AMVETS 447 in Inglis; 4th
Sunray Saloon Finish at Post 444 where food and 50/50 ra es will be available. $15 per poker hand or $6 meal donation
extra card $1 each. Pleae feel free to bring a covered dish, it would be greatly appreciated. All vehicle are welcome. For more info: Jack Mills (352) 5584440 or Scott Shackleton (352) 22133450. e Cedar Key Arts Center Fall Opening on October 1st was a well-attended event. On exhibit were the artworks in competition for the o cial Cedar Key 48th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts commemorative poster. Many works of di erent mediums were evident in the submissions. Judging will be later this month and the winner will be announced in local papers. On display in the Member's Gallery are works of the artists who will be teaching workshops and classes at the Cedar Key Arts Center during the 2011-12 season. ese exhibits will be on display upstairs in the Cedar Key Arts Center throughout the month of October. Cedar Key Arts Center Fall Opening a Beautiful Success Maggie McClellan will be teaching a class March 4, 5, and 6 entitled Making Delicious Paintings, Dynamic Paintings of Faces and People. Beth Davis and her son, Cedar Key Mayor Heath Davis, reminisce about Heaths youth and taking art classes at the now Cedar Key rehouse. Beth will be teaching a class in Landscape Quilting beginning January 11, 2012. Chuck McDonell has recently been published in Mosaic Fine Arts Book of Abstracts: Contemporary Fine Art Mosaics of the World. He stands next to his submission for the OFCA competition which is a glass mosaic heron. He will also be teaching a class in Glass Cutting on November 16. Operation Christmas Child Fill the Shoe BoxesSponsored by Power Country Radio StationWhen: Bring Items Mon., Oct. 31
Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 Where: Power Country WQLC
102 FM, 9206 West US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. (386) 755-4102 Time: 9:00 am Noon AND: Join Us on Sat., Nov. 5th To Participate in the Multi-County Shoe Box Packing Party For information contact: Colleen Ruehl, at 850-556-1787; OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Operation Christmas Child is a Project of Samaritans Purse. Shoe Box labels and How to Pack a Shoe Box information is available on: http://ww.samaritanspurse.org/occ/New Items Needed: underwear socks T-shirts combs/hairbrushes soap tooth brush washcloths drinking cup plastic drinking glass metal spoons crayons baseball caps Small cars pencils notebook paper scissors hard candy small stu ed animals colorful hats for girls Yoyos Slinkys jump ropes jacks marbles toothpaste Sharpie pens US & FL maps De ated soccer ball, basketball, or football & include the pump with itLog Cabin Quilters News e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, Sept 29 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had dozens of Quilt, Knit and Crochet Magazines brought in so everyone enjoyed looking for future projects. We still have some left. Many people think that all we do is quilt and have good lunches. is year we gave the 25th quilt to the Central Florida Electric Company. We met at their building for many years before the Museum was built. We support the Florida Sheri s Youth Ranch in Live Oak. We have worked with Camp Caruth for 15 years and work at the camp teaching how to make pillows. We support Grace Works in High Springs, Medic-Ayers in Trenton with fabric, Tri County Nursing home in Wilcox with yarn, St. Frances Home with clothes and quilts, clothes to the jail at Gainesville and now we send fabric to Belleview to Operation Shoebox that sends small bags lled with a variety of goodies to the soldiers overseas. anks to the many people who bring out various donations that we can use and share with others. ursdays are great days to quilt, to enjoy being with friends and, yes, to eat. ursday lunch was chicken with mushroom soup, mashed potatoes, gravy, chicken noodle soup, beef stew, macaroni salad, apple oatmeal bars, brownies and much more. Winnelle Horne Alice May Haire did this butter y quilt. She crocheted the butter ies then made the quilt to show o her work.11th Annual North Florida Operation Christmas Child Biker Appreciation DayOn Saturday, November 19, 2011 Power Country Radio will sponsor the 11th Annual North Florida Operation Christmas Child Biker Appreciation Day WQLC-102FM, 9206 West US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Call (386(\) 755-4102 for more information. Each biker or participant brings a gift- lled shoe box OR each participant can adopt a shoebox at $20 per participant. To adopt a shoe box simply include a $20 check for EACH participant. e check should be made payable to Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child. Time: 9:00
Noon. Power Country will provide lunch for each participant that brings a gift- lled shoebox OR adopts a shoebox. Please RSVP as soon as possible with the following information so that we can complete the planning:Number of participants attending, Names of all those attending, RSVP to: Colleen Ruehl, at 850-556-1787; OR mail to 12545 SE CR 25A, Jasper, FL 32052; OR email to email@example.com. Please RSVP no later than November 1, 2011. Shoe Box labels and How to Pack a Shoe Box information are available on: http:// ww.samaritanspurse.org/occ/