Levy County journal
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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Publication Date: 10-20-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Levy -- Bronson
Coordinates: 29.448889 x -82.636389 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began May 1, 1928.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 17 (Aug. 1, 1929).
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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 16 50 CENTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011 Will Irby’s Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 7A By Terry Witt Contributing WriterLevy County produced 20,711 acres of peanuts this year, giving it a ranking of 2nd in Florida and 9th in the nation, according to the Farm Service Agency in Bronson. We grow a lot of peanuts here. Its big business,Ž said Levy County FSA Executive Director Steve Maddox. Higher than normal market prices for peanuts and reduced production in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas where many farmers there switched to growing cotton instead of peanuts encouraged local growers to invest more acres to peanuts. e drought in Texas also took its toll on peanut production in that state. Many “ elds, even the irrigated acreage, produced nothing, according to Maddox. e lack of Texas peanuts in” uenced the market because fewer acres were being grown in the Southeast United States.Many local farmers signed contracts in advance of the planting to grow peanuts for $600 a ton. Two or three years ago they were getting $350 a ton.Maddox said most producers will sell half of their peanuts by contract but will play the marketŽ with the remaining half of what they produce. Some farmers are making quite a bit more money from non-contract peanuts. Yields in some cases were down in Levy County because of early heat this summer. When temperatures in June reached the high 90s peanut plants in some “ elds had di culty inserting their production stems into the hard soil. Peanuts grow on stems the plant inserts into the soil. Peanuts grow well in sandy soil. Not everyone had bad luck with yields. I heard of one producer the other day that got 6,200 pounds to the acre; thats 3 tons to the acre,Ž Maddox said. At these prices, that will give them money back.Ž Irrigated “ elds typically produce 3,500 to 4,000 pounds of peanuts. Maddox calculates the out-ofpocket costs to produce an acre of irrigated peanuts is about $700. Yields and prices have to be good to produce a pro“ t. Farmers added acreage all over the county. Williston, which is traditionally the peanut capital of Levy County, grew more acres this year. e sand hills south of Williston with silicone sand are particularly well suited to peanut production. But Chie” and producers also grew more acres. Some farmers were using all the acreage they could “ nd to plant peanuts. Maddox said the smallest peanut “ eld he measured was 2.1 acres. Levy County Ranks High in Peanut Production This YearA combine harvests peanuts on the Mark Graham eld along Levyville Road east of Chie and.Commission Decides to Continue Hearing NonAgenda Items By Terry Witt Contributing WriterA longtime observer of Levy County Commission meetings asked the board Tuesday to stop the practice of discussing business items that are not placed on the agenda in advance, but the board said it needed ” exibility to consider unexpected issues and declined to act.Chie” and area resident Renate Cannon, who has observed the board for many years and is not shy about asking questions, said she could understand the board considering items for discussion that were true emergencies, but nothing else.Placing items on the agenda is fairer to the public and board members because it allows both to review matters before the meeting. In my opinion its the right thing to do,Ž Cannon said. Current policy allows the board to consider non-agenda items only if a majority of the board votes to hear the issue. Commission Chairman Danny Stevens said he understood Cannons suggestion, but he did not think it would be fair to department heads or members of the public if non-agenda Port Citrus Presentation to BoCC O ers Jobs and Industry to Levy and Citrus Counties By Terry WittContributing WriterMost people in Levy County probably have never heard of Port Citrus. e port is a mile south of Yankeetown on the Cross Florida Barge Canal, and while its not a booming commercial entity yet, the Citrus County Commission has high hopes that one day soon it will become a job magnet and a popular shipping center. e hope is that Levy County will also bene“ t. Citrus County Commission Chairman Dennis Damato and County Administrator Brad orpe appeared before the Levy County Commission Tuesday to showcase the already active port on the Cross Florida Barge Canal. ey asked Levy County commissioners to support the port. ey werent disappointed. Conceptually it sounds great,Ž said Commissioner Ryan Bell, although he would like more information. Levy County Commission Chairman Danny Stevens said the communities of Williston, Montbrook, Morriston, Raleigh and Newberry once shipped vegetables by rail and he can envision the port as a spino facility that could be used for the same purpose, bene“ ting all those communities.  is could be one of the best opportunities in a while,Ž Stevens said. Port Citrus has exited on the Cross Florida Barge Canal since 1984. An act of the Florida Legislature last year named Port Citrus as the 15th port in the state, making it eligible for grants and creating the potential for development. orpe said limestone mining companies currently ship limestone into the Gulf of Mexico using Port Citrus, but Citrus County believes the continued on page 2 continued on page 3 BoCC Special Meeting Monday Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. about Grant MoniesLevy County Commissioners scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Monday to consider applying for a $1.6 million federal grant that would allow the board to remodel the former warehouse facility of Central Florida Electric Cooperative in Chie” and for a Levy County Transit facility.But there is one catch. e county commission would have to purchase the $1.2 million warehouse with county funding. e grant can be used only for remodeling and renovation. at caveat may throw cold water on the idea of applying for the grant.Commissioners grumbled about not having that kind of money to spend on buying such a facility. Commissioner Danny Stevens also noted that the county has property available in Bronson at the county road department to build such a facility if money ever becomes available. Stevens was also mi ed that commissioners were being pressed to consider applying for the grant on short notice when they had never discussed the matter previously. Commissioners Vote to Follow at Dream for County Road 40By Terry WittContributing WriterIn 1961 Elvis Presley starred in his famous Follow at DreamŽ movie, “ lmed mostly in Yankeetown, a sleepy little coastal town on the Withlacoochee River in southern Levy County. e movies 50th anniversary arrived this year, and for the occasion, the mayor of Yankeetown, Dawn Clary, asked Levy County commissioners Tuesday to extend the Follow at Dream Highway designation for County Road 40 all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Commissioners voted to honor her request. County Road 40 is now the Follow at Dream Highway from Inglis and through Yankeetown to the Gulf of Mexico.A number of years ago former Inglis Mayor Carolyn Risher convinced Levy County commissioners to name the portion of the road running through Inglis after the movie. Yankeetown was opposed to having the highway named for the movie. Only the Inglis portion of the road was named.But times have changed and Yankeetown has a new city council that favors the idea of renaming the road, according to Clary. Commissioner Marsha Drew, who lives in Yankeetown, said she likes to idea of renaming the highway. I personally think thats a great honor,Ž Drew said. I will live o Follow at Dream Highway. You cant get better than that.Ž In other business, commissioners scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Monday to consider applying for a $1.6 million federal grant that would allow the board to remodel the former warehouse facility of Central Florida Electric Cooperative in Chie” and for a Levy County Transit facility. But there is one catch. e county commission would have to purchase the $1.2 million warehouse with county funding. e grant can be used only for remodeling and renovation. at caveat may throw cold water on the idea of applying for the grant. Commissioners grumbled about not having that kind of money to spend on buying such a facility. Commissioner Danny Stevens also noted that the county has property available in Bronson at the county road department to build such a facility if money ever becomes available. Stevens was also mi ed that commissioners were being pressed to consider applying for the grant on short notice when they had never discussed the matter previously. Machine-Gunning the Moon By Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel ActionOne of the most recent abuses of the constitution involves an ACLU assault against a group of Christians in Santa Rosa County, Fla. An ACLU-crafted Consent Decree has been used as a weapon to threaten school district employees with “ nes and jail time for merely praying over a meal, and for exercising -even while away from school -their sincerely held Christian faith. You read that right. e ACLU is literally seeking to criminalize Christianity. In August of 2009, Liberty Counsel successfully defended sta member Michelle Winkler from contempt charges brought by the ACLU after her husband, who is not even employed by the district, o ered a meal prayer at a privately sponsored event in a neighboring county. Liberty Counsel also successfully defended Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman against criminal contempt charges, after the ACLU sought to have the men thrown in jail for blessing a lunch meal served to about 20 adult booster club members. Under the Consent Decree teachers are considered to be acting in their "o cial capacity" anytime a student is present, even at private functions o campus. Liberty Counsel describes this unconstitutional decree: Teachers cannot pray, bow their heads, or fold their hands to show agreement with anyone who does pray. Teachers and sta cannot 'Reply' to an email sent by a parent if the parent's email refers to God or Scripture. Teachers either The ACLU vs. Religious Libertycontinued on page 3


The Levy County Journal2AOctober 20, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Haynes, Shantel L Williston FTA LARCENY 3005,000 $25,000 BOND Ruetz, Jason Kory Williston FRAUD SWINDLE U/20,000 $150,000 BOND Smith, Daniel Allen Cedar Key/Brooksville VOP DUI NO BOND Wright, Robert D Trenton LARCENY, DEAL STOLEN PROP $15,000 BOND Geiger, Neil Anthony Bronson/Absconded AGG BATTERY PG VICTIM $75,000 BOND Levy County’s Most WantedArmitage, Miranda Jo, 31, of Bronson: VOP. Deloach, Samuel Scott, 40, of Chie” and: Disorderly Intoxication in public place causing a disturbance. Dunmore, Marvin Laquan, 25, of Chie” and: Driving while license suspended, 1st o ense. Edwards, James Darrell, 39, of Inglis: VOP. Fraizer, Asia, 28, of Williston: Grand eft $300 less than $5K x2; Petit eft 2nd degree 1st o ense; Misrepresenting self commit personal ID; Alter public record certi“ cate; Pass forged/altered instrument; Fraudobtain property under $20K. Gentile, Hazel Ruth, 69, of Clearwater: Battery on an o cer/“ reg\“ ghter;emt; Resisting an o cer with violence. Gilbert, Rachel Lynn, 38, of Gainesville: DUI. Gill, Joshua, 25, of Branford: Improper exhibition of “ rearm or dangerous weapon; disorderly intoxication in public place causing a disturbance. Humphrey Jr., James, 35, of Gainesville: Failure to Appear. Lancaster, Kaylie Ann, 25, of Chie” and: Alter public record or certi“ cate; pass /forge/alter bank bill/note/ check/draft; Petit eft 1st degree $100 less than $300. Leira, Vera, 33, of Williston: Out of county warrant. Matney, Elizabeth Michelle, 21, of Trenton: VOP. McNeal, Carlos Demetrius, 28, of Williston: Possession of controlled substance without prescription. Purdom, Kenneth, 22, of High Springs: Out of county warrant x2. Renfroe, Kevin Delroy, 29, of Fanning Springs: Out of county warrant. Roman, Frank Enrique, 48, of Spring“ eld, Massachusetts: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Shroka, Kathryn Jane, 25, of Morriston: Out of county warrant x2.Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Stoudmire, William, 44, of Williston: DUI and damage to property. Strong, Kenneth Eugene, 50, of Chie” and: Aggravated battery with intentional touch or strike. Tyndal, Ryland, 55, of Bronson: Burglary of occupied dwelling unarmed; grand theft of dwelling $100 less than $300; dealing in stolen property. Westrich Jr., David Allen, 37, of Chie” and: Improper exhibition of “ rearm or dangerous weapon; brawling/“ ghting to corrupt public moral decency. Wright, Wanda Faye, 49, of Cedar Key: Driving with a suspended/revoked license, subsequent o ense. e Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is recognizing October as National Cyber Security Month. Floridians are encouraged to educate themselves about Internet safety and review tips for keeping children safe online. Simple steps, such as having a strong password and keeping it private, can protect us from a number of risks like identity theft and cyber bullying,Ž said Special Agent Supervisor Mike Phillips of FDLEs Computer Crime Center. Parents are encouraged to discuss the dangers of the Internet with their children and develop guidelines for using it safely. Some helpful tips include: € If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't true. Cyber crooks are everywhere. Scams occur in nearly every auction, dating, and classi“ ed site on the Internet. Social networks are especially targeted. Be vigilant and do some research before you buy or sell online. And keep in mind that wiring money to online acquaintances is very risky. € Avoid responding to emails from strangers, or strange emails from people you think you know. Cyber crooks often try to trick you into sending them money or your personal information by pretending to be someone else. ese attempts used to be crude, but they have become very sophisticated and di cult to identify. € Use strong passwords Dont make your password easy to guess, easy to “ nd, or easy to lose. e only way your computer knows who you are is by your password. Make sure your con“ dential information is protected by a password that is long and complex. € Use antivirus and keep it up-to-date Antivirus software can protect you from a number of di erent cyber attacks. But you have to keep it updated. Selecting "automatic updates" is a good way to insure that all the patches get installed. € Know what your kids do online Your kids are still learning what is safe and they need your guidance.Find ways to talk about the Internet with your kids and use it with them whenever you can.FDLE recommends Floridians visit www. secure” orida.org or www.missingkids.com to learn how to minimize the potential risks of instant messaging, social networking, online gaming, and more. Citizens may also go to www.” sexo ender.net to search an e-mail or instant message address to determine if it may belong to a registered sexual predator or o ender. Floridas Sexual O ender/Predator Registry is maintained by FDLE and currently houses data on more than 57,000 registered sex o enders and predators. Florida law requires all registered sexual o enders and predators to register their e-mail and instant message addresses prior to using them. Additional tips for keeping children safe online may be found at http://www.netsmartz.org. FDLE is an active member of the three Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in Florida. ere are 63 federally-funded task forces nationwide created solely to investigate Internet crimes against children that include the online sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. For Further Information Contact: Heather Smith, Keith Kameg or Kristi Gordon, FDLE O ce of Public Information, (850) 410-7001. Williston Police arrested two suspects today in a check cashing scheme that has been going on for two years. Asia Frazier and Michael Aurilio were arrested on several counts of Forgery, Uttering a Forged Instrument and eft. Frazier also faces charges of Scheme to Defraud and Criminal Misuse of Personal Identi“ cation. Investigator James Bond added the other two charges to Frazier as she was allegedly intercepting restitution checks meant for another person and cashing, or having them cashed by others. e restitution checks came from Department of Corrections to be paid to a victim who is living out of state. Aurilio is the man arrested last week for trying to steal the Give Kids the WorldŽ donation jar from the Kangaroo Store on East Noble Avenue. Aurilio was stopped by an o duty Marion County Deputy and then arrested by Williston Police after Aurilio had a short but fruitless struggle with the deputy. Deputy Chief Clay Connolly A 55-year-old Chie” and woman was arrested during a tra c stop in Old Town on ursday night, Oct. 13, 2011, when she was stopped for suspicion of driving under the in” uence while traveling in the area of SE 201 Avenue and SE 908 Street. e subsequent investigation revealed the driver, Pamela Sue Smith of Chie” and, to be in possession of multiple controlled substances. Smith was arrested and booked into the Dixie County Jail for Possession of Controlled Substances: Methadone, Hydrocodone, Xanax and Hydromorphone. Sheri Dewey H. Hatcher, Sr. Dixie County Police Department e Levy County Sheri s o ce would like to take this opportunity to recognize one of its own in a milestone achievement of “ nancial relief to the citizens of Levy County in these tough economic times. e E911 system is funded with a $.50 per month fee collected on telephone lines. With the advent of cell phones many people have chosen to drop their landline phonesthereby reducing revenue to support E911. However, due to Floridas Rural Grant Program for E911 counties with a population under 75,000, Levy County can receive funding for projects unattainable with only the monthly revenues. Today we honor Christine Sheppard, the Database Manager of the Levy County E911 department. Due to Christines hard work the citizens of Levy County now have a modern, cutting edge, state of the art 911 call center and VoIP (Voice over the internet protocol) delivery system that saves our o ce thousands of dollars monthly over the previous system. Grants have also provided for mapping the entire county with road centerlines and GPS points for addresses and cell tower sites. All of these technological upgrades were done without cost to the taxpayers of Levy County with the over $1 million dollars of grant funding awarded to our o ce through Christines hard work and dedication over the last few years. Christines actions re” ect great credit on herself, the Sheri s O ce and the Public Safety Community as a whole. Posted By Scott Finnen Service Jacks LandSheri s O ce Employee Recognized for $1 Million Upgrades through GrantsFDLE Tips to Stay Safe in Cyber Sphere2011 LEVY COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD HEARINGWill convene in the Levy County Courthouse, BOCC Meeting Room located at 355 South Court St., Bronson, FL on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 HEARINGS start at 9:00 a.m.Pub.: Oct. 20, 2011. NOTICE TO PATIENTSof DR. DALE BLOCK In accordance with F.S. 64B8-10.002, F.A.C., this is to notify patients that Dr. Dale Block will be relocating his practice. Effective October 11, 2011, Dr. Dale Block will no longer be practicing at Tri County Family Health Services Clinic. Patients may obtain their medical records from the Tri County Family Health Services Clinic, 125 SW 7th Street, Williston, FL 32696.Pub.: Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2011 Port Citrus continued from page 1 facility has a much greater potential. e Port Authority is about to request documents from “ rms that could perform a feasibility study that would show what the port would look like when it is developed and how it could be used. Damato, who represents northwest Citrus County, which is south of the Levy County cities of Yankeetown and Inglis, said he believes the area contains many under-used public works type facilities that could complement the port, including the railroad used by Progress Energy, U.S. Highway 19, and the two airports in Citrus County, one in Crystal River and the other in Inverness. e Inverness Airport has a 5,000-foot runway. Damato said there are plans to expand the Crystal River Airport from 4,650-feet to 5,000 feet. Damato added that Progress Energy brings a train load of coal to the Crystal River Energy Complex every 18 hours, but the rail cars leave the site empty. He believes those empty rail cars could be used for shipping. Damato said Levy County is rich in timber. ose timber products could be shipped out of the port. A lot of existing assets are available in both counties,Ž Damato said. orpe and Damato believe the timing is right for attempting to expand the port facility. Gov. Rick Scott is promoting his jobs program and the federal government is also interested in creating more jobs. e two men said central water and sewer is readily available to the port. Central water would come from the Charles A. Blackwell “ eld in Citrus County. Central sewer would have to be developed on site. Damato sees the potential for partnerships with Inglis, Yankeetown and south Levy County. He asked the commission to consider rejoining the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority. He said the authority has an approved 30-year water use plan that a ects south Levy County. Conservation strategies and grants, regional water supply issues, alternative water supply sources from Lake Rousseau and a desalination plant at the Crystal River Progress Energy site are all part of the master plan,Ž Damato said.  ese items have a potential future e ect on Levy County and you should be involved in the process.Ž Commissioner Marsha Drew, a Yankeetown resident who represents southwest Levy County, said the presentation was interesting and she would like to monitor what is happening with project. She wondered if large fuel storage tanks might be located at the port. She would be concerned about the prospect of a fuel spill during a storm that could a ect south Levy County. Levy County commissioners were not asked to take any action, other than a suggestion to join the Withlaoochee Regional Water Supply Authority. ey took no action.Dixie County PD Arrests Chie and Woman with Multiple DrugsWPD Puts an End to Ongoing Check Cashing Scheme


The Levy County Journal 3AOctober 20, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 NoneStatement of Ownership, Ma nagement, and Circulation (All Periodicals Publications Except Requester Publications) 310-780 10-01-104. Issue Frequency 5. Number of Issues Published Annually 6. Annual Subscription Price 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication (Not printer) (Street, city, county, state, and ZIP+4) Contact Person Telephone 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (Not printer) 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Addresses of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor (Do not leave blank) Publisher (Name and complete mailing address) Editor (Name and complete mailing address) Managing Editor (Name and complete mailing address) 10. Owner (Do not leave blank. 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BOX 1126 CHIEFLAND, FL 32644-1126 My name is Rick Bender, and some call me the man without a face. Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in San Diego, Ca. in April of 1962. I now live in Kentucky. At the age of 12 I started using Spit Tobacco, commonly known as Chewing Tobacco. ere were several things that in” uenced me in its use, probably the biggest was the game of baseball. At the age of 26, I was diagnosed with cancer because of my use of Spit Tobacco. In April of 1989, I underwent my “ rst of four major surgeries to remove the cancer. I lost 1/3 of my tongue, 1/2 of my jaw, 25 percent use of my right arm, as well as almost my life. I am still “ ghting the e ects of my tobacco use today.Since my last operation in June of 1990, I have devoted my life to educating others about this tobacco product that is widely thought of as a safe alternative to smoking. I have worked with the O ce of the Surgeon general of the United States, Major League Baseball and many other organizations across this great country of ours. My e orts have included testifying at a Congressional Sub-Committee hearing on the subject as well as my own prevention/cessation lectures to people of all ages (mainly school age young people) across America. is has become my life's work. You see I shouldn't be here. My doctor after seeing how big the cancer was did not expect me to see my 30th birthday. But I am still here, and have a second chance at life. e way I look at it is, we are all here for a reason, and maybe mine is to educate people about the dangers of Tobacco. If I can get just one individual each day to quit using, or never start using Tobacco, maybe it will save their life and make the second chance I have received worthwhile. Mr. Bender will be visiting two schools in Levy County to give his story and will be at the Capital City Bank in Chie” and on Nov. 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Levy Coalition Against Tobacco event presented by the Levy County Health Department. For more information visit: www.tobaccofree” orida.comEx-Chewing Tobacco User and Cancer Survivor Gives Testimony Nov. 15 Bronson Elementary is happy to announce that our Family Learning Nights have started again! In September many parents had the opportunity to see what the 2nd graders are working on in their classrooms. Students recited poems theyve been working on, as well as reciting poems that they wrote themselves. After hearing the poetry presentation, parents were able to hear the information from our Annual Title 1 Back to School Open House meeting that was held in August. Mrs. Wiggins had a presentation on the inquiry-based learning method that is taking place in our classes at Bronson Elementary School. is year at Bronson Elementary we have revised our Accelerated Reader program with hope of motivating students and parents to read together. Each grade level has a required amount of points that they must earn in order to meet their goal every nine weeks. Not only do these points count towards their reading grade, but they also help the students work towards recognition at our end-of-year awards ceremony. In order to receive an AR trophy or their name on e Wall of Fame, students must meet the points requirement set slightly higher than our classroom points goal. It is exciting to see how many parents are bringing their students to Family Learning Night to read with them, as well as coming afterschool to read and take AR tests with their students. e library is available afterschool every day, with the exception of when we have meetings being held after school. If the library is closed, Ms. Carlisles classroom is located in the corner of the library. Her room is set up with computers and a cart of books from the library, so the option of reading and taking comprehension tests on AR with your student is still an option. We are looking forward to increasing our students interest in reading! If your child is interested in reading a book that is not an AR book, each reading teacher has book report/ comprehension sheets available for your student to still earn AR points towards their goal in the classroom. Please check with your childs teacher for the forms they have available! We hope to see you at our next Family Learning Night, TONIGHT, October 20, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. In addition to the projects and Accelerated Reader testing, information will be presented on Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, information about programs, curriculum, academic assessments used to measure progress, as well as expected pro“ ciency that students are expected to meet. We hope to see you at Family Learning Night! Caryl M. Carlisle, Reading Coach, Bronson Elementary SchoolBES Family Learning Nights Currently a Happening Thing Milton resident Eric Auston Jr. now holds the distinction of having landed the largest ” athead cat“ sh ever caught with a rod and reel in Florida waters. Auston, who is 33, was “ shing with his good friend Brandy Wallace Oct. 9 at 2:30 a.m. in the Yellow River when he caught Milton Angler Lands Record Flathead a ” athead cat“ sh weighing 55.05 pounds. He used a rod and reel with 25-pound-test line and a small bluegill as bait. His “ sh was substantially larger than the existing Florida record ” athead … a “ sh that weighed 49.39 pounds, caught in the Apalachicola River in 2004. Auston said he “ shes for ” atheads only a few times each year. His biggest ” athead prior to last weekend weighed 42 pounds, but that “ sh was caught on a bush hook. e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains records for most species of freshwater “ sh. e FWC will present Auston with a certi“ cate of his record catch for display. State record “ sh must be legally caught in Florida, identi“ ed to species by a “ shery biologist, and weighed on a certi“ ed scale. Auston said he was especially grateful to the FWC for its e orts to get the “ sh certi“ ed. Anglers can also participate in the Big Catch angler recognition program. Anyone who catches a “ sh above the minimum qualifying weight for that species can submit a Big Catch application. Information about the State Record and Big Catch programs is available at MyFWC.com/Fishing. Flathead cat“ sh are not native to the eastern United States. In the 1970s, they made their way to one southeastern state after another. First identi“ ed in the Apalachicola River in 1982, they are now found in every Panhandle river from the Ochlockonee River west to the Florida-Alabama line. ey are signi“ cant predators and should be harvested when caught. ere are no bag or size limits on ” atheads in Florida, and they are good for eating. In Midwestern waters, ” atheads are native. e world record is a 123-pound monster caught in Kansas in 1998, according to the International Game Fish Association. Fisheries biologists expect ” atheads may eventually grow close to that size in Florida waters. items were banned except those the board deemed an emergency.  eir perception of what is an emergency might be di erent than ours,Ž Stevens said. Stevens said the previous policy allowed non-agenda items to be heard only with a unanimous vote of the board. Commissioner Marsha Drew agreed, noting people have di erent ideas of what constitutes an emergency. We have the option of agreeing or not agreeing to hear nonagenda items,Ž she said. e commission declined to act on Cannons suggestion.Non-Agenda Items continued from page 1The ACLU vs. Religious Liberty continued from page 1 have to delete such references from the original email or reply by initiating a new email. Teachers and sta are also required to stop students from praying in their own private club meetings. Although the case continues, the ACLU su ered a tremendous setback while freedom took a signi“ cant step forward. Federal District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers granted in part a Preliminary Injunction in favor of Liberty Counsel's twenty-four Christian clients. Judge Rodgers concluded that even though "a preliminary injunction is an extraordinary and drastic remedy," one aspect of the Consent Decree -its attempt to prohibit school employees from fully participating in private religious events -is so ” awed that it must be immediately halted. e Court thus enjoined the School Board "from enforcing any school policy that restrains in any way an employee's participation in, or speech or conduct during, a private religious service, including baccalaureate" pending a trial on the merits. Frank Lay, mentioned above, and Liberty Counsel Director Allan Erickson, Pastor Mike Brown of First Baptist Church in Cross City, Mr. Joe Anderson, and Harry Mihet, lead counsel of Liberty Counsel will all be apart of a Rally at the County Courthouse in Cross City on November 27 at 4 p.m. to continue to inform freedom-loving Americans why this “ ght is so important. Come and Stand Up for America.


The Levy County Journal4AOctober 20, 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: editor@levyjournal. com by Monday at 5 p.m. for the current week’s Thursday issue. Have a voice through the Levy County Journal .All Hands on Deck to Preserve the JAGM ProgramObama’s Teachable Truthiness Moment Parent Rights and Children’s Health: Inseparable OPINION e American College of Pediatricians ( e College) is alarmed by Californias recent enactment of a law that disrespects the parent-child relationship and under cuts parental authority in the management of healthcare for the child. On October 9, 2011 Californias Governor Brown enacted a law that allows children as young as twelve to receive vaccinations and other medications to prevent STIs, including the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, without parental knowledge or consent. While the College is committed to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and to the immunization of children, this law wrongly places the responsibility for important healthcare decision-making on a generally immature adolescent and excludes those who know the child best --the parents. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and also the cause of many cancers. Vaccines against HPV were introduced in 2006 for females and in 2009 for males. us far the vaccines have been found to be safe and e ective at preventing infection by some strains of HPV. It will be several years, however, before science can establish whether or not there are long-term side e ects and if the vaccines actually prevent cancer in-situ or cancers themselves better than current screening and treatment methods. e adolescent brain is not developed or mature enough until the mid-twenties to process these uncertainties and to think through the potential consequences. Parents rightly bear the primary responsibility for their childrens health. Consequently, government should enact laws to assist parents in making the best decisions for their children, especially regarding matters of sexual health. Bypassing parental involvement eliminates one of the most powerful deterrents to sexual activity communication of parental expectations. Firm statements from parents that sex should be reserved for marriage have been found to be very e ective in delaying sexual debut thus protecting against STIs. For these reasons the College favors o ering HPV vaccination as an option to parents but does not support mandating vaccination or bypassing parental consent. e College recommends age-appropriate sexuality and relationship education that partners with parents to promote the knowledge and skills necessary to delay sexual involvement, with the goal of preparing for sex exclusively within the context of marriage as the optimal response to this countrys present STI epidemic. e American College of pediatricians is a national medical association of licensed physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. e mission of the College is to enable all children to reach their optimal physical and emotional health and well-being. For more information about the College, please visit our website www.Best4Children.org. Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicatePresident Obama blames Republicans for the collapse of his latest government jobs bill. But in the end, he has only his tall tale-telling tongue to blame. After hyping the TARP, Obamacare, Stimulus I and EduJobs spending behemoths as economic saviors, Obama just couldnt help overselling his half-trillion-dollar American Jobs Act. e teachable moment of truthinessŽ for this taxpayer-subsidized scam came last week when Obama made an unwitting Boston teacher the botched poster child for his campaign. Hundreds of thousands of teachers and “ re“ ghters and police o cers have been laid o because of state budget cuts. is jobs bill has funding to put a lot of those men and women back to work. It has funding to prevent a lot more from losing their job,Ž the Pinocchio of Pennsylvania Avenue told reporters during his East Room press conference in Washington, D.C., last ursday. For example, Obama spelled out: I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz. Hes got two decades of teaching experience. Hes got a masters degree. Hes got an outstanding track record of helping his students make huge gains in reading and writing. In the last few years, hes received three pink slips because of budget cuts.Ž Going in for the heartstring-tugging kill, Obama lamented: Why wouldnt we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids?Ž Well, for one thing, Obama never metŽ Baroz. ey were in the same place at one point for a jobs bill rally at the Rose Garden in September. But the two never shook hands, never took photos, never spoke and never communicated with each other in any way that might be even remotely construed as meeting.Ž Which would help explain why Obama got the most basic fact about his sob story wrong: Baroz doesnt need Obamas jobs bill to put him back in the classroom teaching our kidsŽ -because he already has a job. As the Boston Herald reported, Baroz works as a literacy and data coach at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain, analyzing MCAS data and applying it to teachers everyday lessons.Ž Let me spell that out again for the reading comprehension-challenged: Baroz doesnt need Obama to redistribute other peoples money to get him a job. He already has one. White House press secretary and former Time magazine journalist Jay Carney attempted to gloss over Obamas crystal-clear whopper about having met Baroz and his transparent insinuation that the teacher would bene“ t from passage of the bill:  e president -as you know, he was in a group of people that were -I think he was this close to the president as you are to me. And the president knows his story. ... I mean, its just indisputable -as we found out again this morning -that all around the country, teachers are being laid o e president has a plan to solve, OK, or to address that problem. ... So I think the principle is just indisputable, as Mr. Baroz himself makes clear.Ž How would Carney have reported on such narrative-stretching spin when he was covering the Bush administration for Time magazine? Obamas tall teacher tale is of a piece with the rest of his economic stimulus fables -from the Ohio bridge he stood in front of that wouldnt see any jobs-act money until 2015, if ever, to the thousands of promised construction jobs that would only go to a sliver of union-exclusive projects, to the pie-in-thesky green jobs funding for weatherization projects that have mostly bene“ ted Obama cronies. All the little lies serve the larger Obama fraud of endless Keynesian intervention as a cure.Ž Its a deception even Senate Democrats refused to whitewash: If spending money would solve our problems and crisis in America, we wouldnt have a problem right now because we sure did our share of spending money in the last few years,Ž West Virginia Senate Democrat Joe Manchin said last month in casting doubt on the doomed Obama jobs bill. Its just common sense to me. If some of the recommendations that are out there hadnt worked in the past, why would we do them over again?Ž For his part, as an Obama true believer, the teacher Robert Baroz is excusing his heros fabrications because they serve a supposedly higher truth: To me, the question he posed to the people was a rhetorical question. e emphasis was on like Robert. Its people who are like me, highly quali“ ed, and are not working. ats the spirit of it.Ž Egad. If Baroz uses the same logic in his literacy and dataŽ coaching methods in the Boston schools, perhaps students would be better o without him. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & CroniesŽ (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM 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. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. 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Sadly, at times like this joint programs and supposed "extras" like new missiles are particularly vulnerable. at's the case with the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program, known as JAGM. JAGM does not have a zippy name or a big marketing campaign behind it. Basically, it's a replacement for three famous but aging missile types: the Hell“ re, the Air-Launched TOW and the Maverick. Despite incremental improvements over the years, there's no getting around the fact that all three of those missiles are 1960s-era designs at the end of their service lives.Enter JAGM, a nearly $1 billion dollar initiative to develop a single missile that all branches of the military can share. Because it's a joint program it has to make it through triple the budget reviews to survive. Fear is spreading that the Navy or Army will pull out, try to stick the other service with the whole bill, and end up collapsing the JAGM program like a house of cards. at would be a mistake, because JAGM comes with important new capabilities that the war“ ghter has long been asking for. And it does so at lesser cost to the taxpayer than the legacy missiles it replaces. JAGM beats Hell“ re on the battle“ eld because it can be used night or day, in all types of weather. Add in smoke or bad weather and government studies show that four JAGMs can neutralize as many targets as seven Hell“ res under those conditions. Here's the good part for the men and women carrying out these missions. e JAGM's maximum range is greater than Hell“ re's. At 28 kilometers for “ ghters and 16 kilometers for helicopters, JAGM can launch from safely outside point area defenses. And the JAGM is lethal against a static or moving target, from advanced armor to small boats and troops in the open. Currently, a Raytheon-Boeing team and Lockheed Martin are developing competing missiles for the JAGM program. is competitive prototyping is a new way of acquiring weapons has yielded solid results. To date, the Raytheon-Boeing missile has gone 3-for-3 in government ” ight tests, and Lockheed has also had a successful test. Tests like these dramatically lower program risk and keep both contractors “ ghting hard to deliver best performance and best price. JAGM in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps inventory saves money by cutting back on maintenance, replacement and inventory costs. Because JAGMs are more e ective than Hell“ res the taxpayer over time will pay for fewer of them to be produced. So what's the problem? It's the risk of a panic default to just upgrading Hell“ re. New motors and seekers for that venerable missile still won't deliver the better performance of JAGM. Worse, scrapping JAGM and investing in upgrades wouldn't save money in the longterm. In the end, we'd still be using multiple Hell“ res to do the job of a single JAGM. e U.S. Military has already invested $912 million developing the JAGM -including $372 million spent by the Army and Navy before the Joint Common Missile program was initially canceled in 2005 for going over budget. But the program was soon resurrected. Why? Because the need for the missile did not go away. What makes us think that the outcome this time will be any di erent? For nearly $1 billion, the military deserves to end up with a “ elded product. And if this program is killed, what next? Do we want to send the message that important R&D programs can be killed anytime and never mind the sunk cost? ere is a chilling e ect when we abandon a program like this -particularly the prototyping program that should serve as an example of how to run future acquisitions. It needs to survive in order to spawn others like it. Guess what. is actually is rocket science. We're talking advanced seekers, exploiting several chunks of the electromagnetic spectrum in the guidance, detection and warhead targeting. It takes time and persistence and dollars. But that's all worth it when JAGM allows a helicopter crew to shoot from safer range or the Reaper operators to get the target they've been watching for hours. Protecting the JAGM program is important because we can't a ord to lose it. e shortterm savings gained from dropping the program now wouldn't begin to cover the added expense of starting it up again later or “ elding multiple alternatives. If the goal is saving money, the plan should be to keep this program funded. Rebecca Grant, Ph.D., is president of IRIS Independent Research, a public-policy research organization in Washington, DC. She is also director of the General William Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, the non-pro“ t research arm of the Air Force Association.


The Levy County Journal 5AOctober 20, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 continued on page 6 Will Irby’s Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander Key Last Week’s Crossword For this weeks Word Search answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to “ nd the link to our answers. Add Aged Agencies Air All Any Ash Bee Bin Carry Coal Coat Correcting Crying Cup Dam Dawn Day Deaths Den Did Died Drink Drop Due Dye Ease East Edged Ended Fits Gas Get Girl Goes Guard Guess Hath Heavy Hum Ices Inn Join Jump Leg Low Maker May Moon Mrs Mum Names Nanny Near New Nine Oak O Paw Pay Pea Piano Picked Picnic Pin Prove Rear Ribs Rider Rod Salt Say Word SearchLast Week’s Word SearchSeal Seas Set Shoe Sit Six Stay Taps y Toast Toe TossJ.M. JimmyŽ Green was a dapper fellow standing out on the steps of the sprawling house on the beach at 901 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona. Green was a realtor greeting a handsome young couple from the Midwest, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kirtley. e Kirtleys were well-dressed, if a little ” ashy, themselves. ey drove a brand new 1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane, promoted for speed and excitement by a persistent radio ad of the day that boomed: On the sea thats aquaplaning, in the air thats aeroplaning, but on the land, in the tra c, on the hills, hot diggity dog, THATS TERRAPLANING!Ž Green was impressed with the Terraplane parked between palm trees on the drive. He thought the Kirtleys nice enough, though they were certainly tightlipped about their background. Of course Green had considerable experience with snowbirdsŽ of means. His realty business was associated with a Chicago agency often accommodating wealthy clients, some e ervescent about their heritage and others mum. Either way, the moneyed sort down for the winter was Jimmy Greens forte. Likely these were the typical heirs of farm equipment or medical fortunes. Could be they were associated with Wrigley Field and the Cubs somehow, though the name Frank Kirtley didnt ring a bell as a player or coach. Anyway, they didnt say. Frank, though, certainly seemed a man who knew exactly what he wanted. His wife, a dark-eyed beauty, virtually ” oated through the three-story, seventeenroom oceanfront manse with euphoric glee. She loved the place. Frank was more restrained, but when the three of them stood out on a breezy balcony with the ocean in full view, he was clearly impressed. e tide was in and the breakers washed up and slid back across the vast ribbon of sugary sand as far as the couple could see. Well take it,Ž Kirtley said to Green.Jimmy Green was pleased, but he hadnt yet mentioned the monthly rate. Delighted!Ž he said above the oceans roar. en in a more con“ dential tone, And I must say, 209 is a steal at $100 monthly.ŽYeah, swell. A steal, I like that,Ž Frank Kirtley said matter-of-factly as he pealed three crisp hundred dollar bills from a roll he kept plunged in his trousers pocket. Mrs. Kirtley was more elated yet when her husband handed over the money and announced they might stay three months or so. Yes, he added, and that thered be a few friendsŽ coming down. at detail reminded Jimmy Green of another one necessary to disclose before pocketing the advance. ere was an apartment out over the garage separate from the house. It was occupied by Edwin Utter and his wife, an older couple who served as caretakers for the property. e Kirtleys were “ ne with that, but said they wouldnt require any attention and expected privacy for a quiet winters stay.Several days later … a few days before Christmas … the friends Kirtley mentioned began to show up. First a new Ford V-8 arrived. e Utters watched from behind their curtains as a tall, thin man in a double breasted suit and fedora got out. He lit a cigarette before approaching the front door. A big Buick showed up later with a nice looking couple acting like newlyweds. e woman stood out from the car and twirled in her dress until her husband had her in arm and escorted her to the arched door. en a sleek Studebaker slunk into the drive. It was the sloping fastback style, a streamlinerŽ with a laid-back grille giving it the appearance of being in motion even when parked in the drive behind the Buick. Another couple got out. is guy looked a little older, more cautious than the rest. e woman though, was a vivacious redhead festooned in a satin dress featuring butter” y sleeves and dripping with pearls. She was tiny but loud and profane and carried herself in a way that made her seem larger than she actually was. e bi-speckled Utters were suspicious before, but of this woman they were quite sure: she was not to the manor born. Despite the ” ash of their stunning new vehicles and expensive habit of ordering in catered meals from local restaurants, the Kirtleys and their guests seemed rather regular otherwise in their vacationing. Most days they enjoyed the beach, the women lounging about in their tank suits, the men wading in the surf or roughhousing up on the sand. Some days the women shopped and sometimes they all went to dinner at a waterfront restaurant or took in a movie downtown. Early on Christmas Eve the guys left in the mor e spacious Buick to shop for presents before the stores closed. Lots of cash got ” ashed about in a hurry as they bought expensive jewelry and watches, elegant accessories and silk lingerie. Frank Kirtley did a double-take at another more unexpected gift idea. He paid more than double (Keep the change, KidŽ) for a Boston Bull puppy.Back at the beach house, Kirtley had the rest wait in the drive while he disappeared around the garage. Up the stairs, he startled the Utters by banging on their door. Edwin Utter “ nally opened it a crack, his wife in her robe peering nervously from round his shoulder. With his fedora cocked to one side, Kirtley disarmingly held up the dog for Utter and the Mrs. to see. ey were about to become the unwitting babysitters for Kirtleys Christmas surprise. Christmas passed at 209 Atlantic Avenue much as it would across Florida that warm winters day. Gifts were opened and the cute little Boston Bull appeared on cue. ere was feasting and libations, but other than a particularly ” amboyant parade of her new “ nery by the loud redhead, there was little to distinguish that household from any other along the beach. Several days later, the thin man with the redhead was reading the Daytona Beach News Journal out on the porch. He learned that the new 1934 Buick with knee-actionŽ suspension would arrive at Carter-Sawyer Buick up in Jacksonville the next day. ered been considerable talk about heading west, meeting up with pals out in Arizona. e big new Buick would be perfect for the cross-country drive. He had to have it. In fact, he wanted the “ rst one o -loaded to the lot. He made a call to Carter-Sawyer and later wired full payment for the car through Western Union. He gave his name as one J.C. Evans of Indiana, explaining that he was vacationing in Florida at the moment. Evans sent his wife, the vivacious redhead, up to return with his coveted purchase. Unanticipated, however, was the special event that Carter Sawyer Buick planned for a promotional splash. ey had the photographer from the Jacksonville Journal ready with his ” ash camera for a promo shot. e dealerships cigar-chomping manager pulled the redhead … posing suddenly as if for a glamour shot … into the photograph of a smiling uniformed Western Union man presenting the check for payment. ere were several problems with the attending news story. Evans wasnt Evans. J.C. Evans was in fact the name of the most hated guard at Michigan State Prison. e true identity of the mystery buyer was Harry Pierpont, one of the most notorious gangsters of the 1930s and a former resident of the joint. Meanwhile, back at the beach, the true identities of the other guests at 209 Atlantic Avenue were about to become known. By News Years Eve a Daytona Beach News Journal headline ran: Police Warn Against Kill-Crazy Gangsters.Ž e Associated Press story went on to report that Machine-Gunning the Moon Dangerous Beach Liaisons of The 1930sTug Tune Use Wax Way Web Which Who Wider Won Year YesWorkforce Connection, the local, business-led organization about jobs, will move its Center from Bronson to Chie” and, opening a new facility on ursday, Oct. 20. e 4,500-square-foot center is located at 109 NW ird Ave., in the old Post O ce building. Brenda Chrisman, Workforce Connections senior vice president for business development, said the move will not only cut costs but will serve three times the tra c. e center, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will o er a full array of employmentrelated services, at no charge, for job seekers and businesses. Once opened, the new center can be reached at 352-493-6813 or by calling 800-434JOBS. During the transition, Workforce Connection customers may receive limited services at the Bronson site on Wednesday, Oct. 19. ose services will be provided by the new Mobile Resource Unit. Last month, Williston and Bronson city councils expressed support for the mobile unit. e terms, location and days of operation are in the process of being “ nalized. e multi-functional, climate controlled mobile unit is sta supported and equipped with satellite Internet, four computer workstations as well as additional laptop computers, and a printer with copy, print, scan and fax capabilities. Users will be able to access the Employ Florida Marketplace, conduct job searches, work on their resumes, “ ll out online employment applications, research career information and resources, get information about upcoming hiring events and apply for Unemployment Compensation bene“ ts and “ le claims. Workforce Connection strives to connect quali“ ed workers with local employers in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties through cost-e ective, high quality employment, training and education services in partnership with businesses, community-based organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. Daytona Beach in the 1930s. Florida ArchivesPosing on Daytona Beach 1933. Florida Archives Workforce Connection Moves to Chie and 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


The Levy County Journal6AOctober 20, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 WES Recognizes First ‘Students of the Month’ for New School YearCongratulations to those Williston Elementary School students who were the “ rst to earn the Student of the MonthŽ status from their teachers. Students were selected for academics, citizenship or most improved. Assistant principal Angel omas was the mistress of ceremony for the event held in the schools multipurpose room the “ rst Friday morning in October. e recipients parents or guardians were invited. Fifth grade teacher Kathy Brewington and lab manager Charlie Watson had prepared the certi“ cates for the event. Receiving October Student of the MonthŽ awards for academics included 3rd graders Aron Centeno and Emma Moxley. For citizenship Cheyanne Baron, Lashaud Nelson and Jos Rios-Rocha were honored. e following students double-dipped,Ž receiving recognition for both academics and citizenship: Chase Eschbach, Margarita de Urtubey, William Owens and Tiara Stephens. e 3rd grade teachers are Hillary Cribbs, Lindsey Dubock, Courtney Edwards, Mary Guinsler, Cindy Hiter, Corrie Houghtaling, Tracy Kirby and Tonya Townsend. Fourth grade teachers include Kathy Clemons, Teri Dixon, Lita Halchak, Tina Roberts, Neige Snider and Joelene Vining. Beth McLean also teaches some 4th graders. ese 4th grade students received Student of the MonthŽ awards in academics: Emily Barras, Katlynn Karwan, Isreal Primous and Josue Ramirez. Ezekiel Coleman, Jayden Naughton and Everett Warren were tapped for citizenship. Fifth grade teachers are Nancy Bowman, Kathy Brewington, Jeanne DuBois, Laurie Helgerud, Beth McLean, Nancy Priest, Serena iessen and Steve Van Zwienen. e 5th grade students receiving Student of the Month for academics included Angeles de Urtubey, Dellana Sams and Willie West. Being honored for being good citizens were Alex Bouse, Frankie Cittadini, Kaley Clinkscales, Hanna Garboski and Rylee Roberts. e photo of each Student of the Month group is posted on the Wall of FameŽ in the schools cafeteria. e next such ceremony is scheduled for the “ rst Friday in November, again at the WES multipurpose room. Once more, congratulations to the deserving recipients! Keep up the good work! by Lisa Statham PosteraroWilliston Elementary School assistant principal Angel Thomas stands beside the rst group of Students of the MonthŽ who just received their certi cates at the 8 a.m. ceremony in the schools multipurpose room. 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Photos courtesy of Susan LilesScott Brown and his Nana and Pepa. Photos courtesy of Susan LilesMcKenzie Jackson and her grandmother. Photos courtesy of Susan LilesDemetrek Terrell and his grandmother. Photos courtesy of Susan LilesWilliam Pudlo with his grandmother, grandfather and mom. Photos courtesy of Susan Liles We strive to keep all our streetlights in good working order and appreciate your help to identify any problems. If you see a malfunctioning streetlight, please report it using these three easy steps: 1. Identify it: Make a note of the street address or speci“c location of the streetlight. You can also get the ID number from the pole. 2. Report it: Call 1.800.228.8485 Visit progress-energy.com/streetlightrepair and “ll out the streetlight outage form. New: Access the form using your mobile device or smartphone. 3. Provide your information: We need your contact information to ensure that our technician can “nd and resolve the problem promptly. Thank you for your help! REPORTING A Streetlight Outage the notorious John Dillinger and some of his gang were rumored to be laying low in Florida after a ferocious crime spree across the Midwest. at night, as “ reworks were being set o up and down the beach, an unusually sloshed John Dillinger, aka Frank Kirtley, meandered out on the wet, moonlit sand with his tommy gun. In full view beneath colorful rockets bursting in air, John Dillinger joined the celebration with repeated bursts of machine gun “ re into the starry sky. As with the Utters, now barricaded in their garage apartment, all doubts were shattered as to who the mysterious strangers at the beach house might be. By daylight the doors of the great house stood open, the sea breeze ru ing the curtains throughout the messy, vacant house. e Dillinger gang was gone long before G-Men out of the Jacksonville FBI o ce wheeled in, only to “ nd the Utters frantically ” agging them up the palm-lined drive. Will Irby continued from page 5Students from Tracy Kirbys 3rd grade class at Williston Elementary School designed and constructed their very own robots! e students were very interested in their reading story this week...."What's in Store for the Future?Ž and "Will Robots Do All e Work?" Parents and students worked together on the project and built some amazing creations. Some robots were battery operated, remote controlled, with lights, singing, with expandable or moving parts! What an awesome project! e robots will be used as the center piece for the students writing workshop next week. Students have already written a narrative about their robots, and now will work on adding details and making their ROBOT STORIES another amazing creation. So Proud of My ROBOTIC Class! Mrs. Tracy Kirby, 3rd grade teacher Williston Elementary SchoolTracy Kirby's Robotics Class Projects. Photo collage courtesy of Tracy Kirby. 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The Levy County Journal 7AOctober 20, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 SudokuFor this weeks crossword puzzle answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to “ nd the answers. Last week’s Sudoku 115 NOTICES125 SERVICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 415 MOBILEHOME SALE 445 WANTED TO BUY500 FOR SALE Classifieds ADVERTISER NOTICE — The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit and locate any 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. TfnfSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! — We move ’em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joe’s 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. 10/27Jp --------HAIR SALON OPPORTUNITY! Individual to operate Suwannee Valley Shops’ Quaint single station hair salon. Experience required. Contact Stephanie 352-316-5900 11/3Jb130 FREEFREE MEALS ON WHEELS FOR PETS: Hosted by Happy Tails Social Club. Call for details (352) 493-0252 ftfn135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDA’S 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 program’s 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 program’s 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 program’s 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 WANTEDHEAD 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 --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 10/20Jp315 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT3/2 MH IN OAKRIDGE ESTATES, BRONSON – $450/month with 1st, last and security preferred. Call (352) 463-8014. 10/20Jp400 REAL ESTATEBY OWNERS: 3 bedroom/2 bath on 1 acre with improvements. Priced to sell! Ask about Cash Price. Call (352) 318-9262. 11/10Jp410 HOUSE FOR SALE25 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 SALEPRICE 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. 10/27Jp440 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 -------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. 11/17Jp445 WANTED TO BUYJUNK CARS BOUGHT: $150 — $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 10/20Jp --------BUYING SILVER COINS, Bullion, Silverware, scrap metal. Highest prices paid. Call Dan at (352) 493-0006. 11/3Jp500 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 hour’s appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/12Jp --------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. tfnJe550 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


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All new customers are subject to a one time non-refundable processing fee. DIRECTV is a trademark of DIRECTV, Inc. 1-888-496-9630Log Cabin Quilters’ News e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, Oct 13 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Our Bible Quilt is getting o to a great start. We have had 11 squares completed so far and well need another 30 or more before we can start to assemble the quilt. If we have more squares than we need for the quilt, well make pillows with those squares. e quilt will be very colorful with the bright colors that are being used. We still have many craft magazines and if you need any, they are free. We have so much donated to us and we enjoy sharing with others. We will soon be sharing our anksgiving Dinner on November 16. We have done this for about 25 years. We started when we met at CFEC and shared our dinner with all the employees. Well be telling you more later on. ursday lunch was so good as usual with Kathies chicken pot pie, chicken noodle soup, baked beans, cheese and noodles, squash casserole, potato salad, devil eggs, banana bread, cake, cream dessert and so much more. Winnelle Horne Ailien Kooi is getting ready for Christmas with her Christmas Cardinal table mat. Mitchs Gold & Diamonds U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Petty O cer First Class Ariana Pusey and Seaman Kimberly Vickers, of Manatee Division, attended Academy Day at MacDill Air Force Base south of Tampa. Congresswoman Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative from the 11th District of Florida, provided an opportunity for interested high school students to learn about various military academies and ROTC programs. PO1 Pusey, 15 years old from Hernando plans to apply for the Coast Guard Academy. She has been in the Sea Cadet program since 2008 and is currently a leader of her division. e 14 year old Trenton resident, Seaman Vickers, who graduated from recruit training this summer, has aspirations for the Naval Academy and is intent on medical training. e girls met up with their division in the afternoon and gave a rundown of all they had learned. ey shared with their shipmates when to apply for academy, how to get their approval from a member of congress, and which subjects are most important to study. e sky is the limit for both of these highly motivated cadets. Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, Florida, on the second weekend of each month. To learn more about Sea Cadets, go to www. manateediv.org or call LTJG Dunn at 352-212-5473. By Katasha Cornwell, PIO Manatee Division, USNSCCCongresswoman Kathy Castor along with Sea Cadets Kimberly Vickers and Ariana Pusey at Academy Day held at MacDill Air Force Base. Female Cadets Meet Congresswoman Kathy Castor e Fall at the Ranch event at Rock Blu Ranch in Bell raised more than $55,000 to support Haven Hospice and its day camp for youth and teens coping with loss, Camp Safe Haven, on Saturday, October 15. More than 400 guests and volunteers attended the casual, fun-“ lled evening. Guests enjoyed food from the Ivy House, drinks, live music by Dottie South and the Slackers, a live and silent auction as well as interactive cowboy experiences. Silent auction items included a signed guitar by Trenton local Easton Corbin, a trip for two to New York including a stay at the Hyatt, a delicious catered dinner at their home by the Ivy House including a live singer and a hunting ri” e from Pawn Pro.Haven Hospice Bene t in Bell Raises Over $55,000 The sun sets as attendees socialize and enjoy food from The Ivy House.Dunnellon Public Library patrons were greeted on the library veranda Saturday morning by members of Citizens for an Engaged Electorate, o ering information on getting involved in the democratic process. One pamphlet listed ways to contact legislators on the national levels; another gave Websites for contacting state o cials. In addition, there was information about how to voice opinions through newspapers, on the phone, through the mail and by e-mail, both locally and nationally. Present on Saturday were Harriett Jones of Williston, Andrea Bickel of Ocala and Babs Hale and Drollene Brown of Morriston, part of a group of 12 that met in August to consider the topic Rebuilding the American Dream. Saturday's event was borne of that meeting and its ensuing discussions among group members. Nuchnapa Crowther and her seven-year-old daughter came early to thank the group for its presence. Crowther, a student nurse who immigrated to Citrus Springs from ailand, was glad to “ nd ways to express her opinion. She said she was beginning to think she had left one ird-World country only to land in one that was spiraling down to the same fate. Crowther's daughter brought a sign she had made, thanking the group for speaking up for her generation. Others from Marion County and beyond stopped to talk, many of them deciding to join the group. Besides o ering methods for voicing opinions, CEE group members spoke with patrons about various issues and legislation that is currently up for vote. ose with internet access were given information on how to quickly and easily “ nd information through the Website PopVox. Topics of conversation included getting America back to work, saving our Postal Service, cleaning up our springs, and repairing schools such as North Marion High, Sparr and Anthony Elementary schools. CEE is dedicated to informing the public about the importance of participating in the democratic process, o ering a summary of signi“ cant issues and providing tools for engagement. To become a part of the group, or for information on upcoming events, contact the group by e-mail: citizensengaged2012@ gmail.com.Citizens for an Engaged Electorate Meets in Dunnellon


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