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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 26 50 CENTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 5A Daniel Boones Florida Christmas Tale Fatal Hit & Run Gray Chevy PU Truck Still MissingBy Kathy HilliardEditorPolice are still looking for a stealth gray metallic colored Chevy or GMC pickup truck of the S10, C1500, C2500 or C3500 models with a bluish tint to it that killed bicyclist Mr. Henry omas Kight, 71, of Cross City last ursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Mr. Kight was riding his bicycle southbound on SR 55 (US 19) in the northbound lanes paved apron area in the morning hours of Dec. 22. e Chevy/GMC pickup was traveling north on US 19 in the right lane and struck Mr. Kights bicycle in the front with the right front and right side of the pickup truck. Mr. Kight traveled onto the east shoulder of the road where he died from his injuries. e gray pickup truck left the scene of the crash and should have signi cant damage to the right front grille and right side mirror area. e Florida Highway Patrol is asking the public to be on the lookout for this Chevy/GMC stealth-gray pickup truck and anyone with any information about the truck, the driver of the truck or the owner of the truck to please contact the FHP Communications Center in Jacksonville at 1-800-387-1290 or report this crime to the nearest Crime Stoppers Hotline. Tis the Season for Testy DriversBy Kathy HilliardEditorNow may be a good time to evaluate tra c. People under tension, holiday stress, and just plain tiredness may be invading the area with short fuses and fast brake feet. is might just be the time to pick your battles carefully. It may not be worth it to be right if the driver in front of you in tra c has a di erent view of what is right and the distance between the two of you does not suit them. Is it worth it to get entangled in an accident, insurance forms, and time delays? Just such a case happened on Dec. 23 in Levy County on SR 500 at 2:10 p.m. Susan Freitas was driving her 1998 Saturn with passenger, Felicia Rheume, traveling north on US 27 in the outside lane. In front of her was a pickup truck that suddenly hit the brakes aggressively for no apparent reason. Freitas steered sharply to the left to avoid hitting the pickup truck and lost control of the Saturn which rotated counter clockwise, skidded into the grassy median and overturned coming to rest on the roof. Freitas had minor injuries and her passenger had none. at is a good thing. But the damage to the vehicle, the time lost and the scare of the whole thing can take its toll. Lets be careful out there on the roads as what may be ok to us may not be to someone else and in the end it is just not worth all the hassle it causes. Besides, Levy County is just pretty enough to slow down and enjoy the scenery as we travel safely to and fro. Have a safe New Years holiday from all of us at the Levy County Journa l.By Rev. James L. SnyderAn old year is fading and a new year is upon us again. Looking back over the old year, I worry that my blunders were not as bad as they could have been. Did I make all the ga es I possibly could? Did I ll my quota? What is my quota, anyway? e New Year o ers the opportunity to start over. Actually, what happens is people simply make new mistakes curiously similar to the mistakes made during the old year. What a waste of time. What is wrong with my old mistakes? e only thing I can think of is that I did not work hard enough to make the most of them. It is one thing to make a mistake, but it is quite another thing to perfect the art of making a mistake so that you do not have to repeat it ever again. Too many amateurs have given mistakemaking a bad name. Some mistakes take lots of time to fully mature, but when its time comes, I want to make sure it is implemented as smoothly and as perfectly as possible. I refuse to execute any mistake before its time. If I am any judge of character, the majority of people will not make any new mistakes this coming New Year. Oh, they think they are making new mistakes but in reality, they are dusting o old ones and re-dating them for the current year. For those who take mistake-making seriously, allow me to o er some help to guide this pursuit in the coming New Year. Look back over the old year and make a list of all of the mistakes you have made. If you are a husband, solicit help from your wife, who will be able to remember all of those mistakes you have forgotten. (Not to mention one or two you did not make.) Go over each mistake on your list and determine if it needs repeated for the New Year. It does not make sense in doing new mistakes if you are not nished with the old ones. Nothing is more disheartening than a half-baked mistake. For every mistake from the previous year not needing repeating, place a nice red star in front of it. at mistake can now go into your Hall of Blame, which you will never have to repeat again. Of course, you will have some mistakes, even though they have been perfectly executed are well worth repeating. Now look at all of those mistakes listed for repeating during the New Year. Prioritize them so you can begin the New Year with a good plan. Prioritizing this list and think of ways in which you can improve on your mistakes over the past year. No satisfaction compares with doing something as good as you can. Some people have the strange idea that they live a completely mistake-free life. e Bible, an authority on mistakes, says this; If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:8-10 KJV.) e great hope we have is that there is no mistake bigger than Gods ability to forgive. e Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@ att.net. e church web site is www. whatafellowship.com.Roadside Safety CheckpointTri-County Homeschoolers joined the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Ranger for a day of photography and creating a nature journal. Cameras, printing of the photos, and the journals were supplied by the Refuge & their Friends gr oup. Talent was supplied by the students. New Years Plan: Stay Local and Relax at the SuwanneeIf You Can't Resolve 'Em, Perfect Last Year's Mistakes 1BSee page Levy Life Williston Man Tired of Having No FoodBy Kathy HilliardEditorOur o cers in uniform wear a lot of hats and the hat of negotiator in crisis helped a distraught Williston man get some help. Deputies responded to a residence in Williston in reference to a man with a gun. When deputies arrived a man armed with a pump .22 ri e barricaded himself inside the home. Deputies spoke to the distraught man who explained that he was depressed because he did not have a job or money and was tired of having no food. After two hours of negotiation skills deputies were able to coax the man out of the residence. e Williston man was Baker Acted and transported to Gainesville to a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) that helps patients with mental health issues. submitted by the Levy County Sheri s O ce The jolly old elf himself, Santa (Everett Warren) rocked to the upbeat tunes featured in North Pole Diaries, the WES 4th grade PTO program performed in the multipurpose room just a few days before the winter holidays began.
The Levy County Journal2ADecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Huston, Matthew C Williston VOP FELONY CRIMINAL MISCHIEF NO BOND Murrah, John E Chie and VOP GRAND THEFT NO BOND Taylor, Laura Kay Bronson VOP POSSESS CONTROLLED SUB NO BOND Walker, Lex Douglas Bell W/M DOB/ 02/05/1989 VOP FELON WITH A FIREARM NO BOND Holzer, Steven E Gainesville VOP FELONY BATTERY NO BOND Levy Countys Most WantedCarlisle, omas Joseph, 19, of Bronson: BATTERY ON OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER/EMT; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITH VIOLENCE. Clemons, Jeremy Lamar, 18, of Trenton: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Cox, Tami Lynn, 38, of Williston: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE. Douglas, Michael Dwayne, 51, of Bronson: GRAND THEFT AT LEAST $5K BUT LESS THAN $10K; DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY. Glisson, Christopher Lee, 37, of Chie and: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL x 2. Howard, Kenyatta Daron, 36, of Melrose: POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO SELL/ MANUFACTURE/DELIVER x 3; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE II DRUG WITH INTENT TO SELL WITHIN 1000 FEET OF PUBLIC HOUSING; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL/MFG/DELIVER; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL. Lee, Amanda Nichole, 28, of Old Town: PETIT THEFT FROM A MERCHANT, 2ND OFFENSE. London, Fred, 31, of Chie and: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL SCHEDULE I OR II DRUG WITHIN 100 FEET OF PUBLIC HOUSING; POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO SELL/ MANUFACTURE/DELIVER x 2. Merz, Andrew Edward, 30, of Trenton: POSSESSION OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY FLORIDA DELINQUENT /ADULT FELON. New, Shaylyn, 26, of Inglis: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND INTO DETENTION FACILITY. Pearson, Angela, 24, of Archer: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE. Pipes Jr., Arthur Lee, 25, of Chie and: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL x2; SALE/POSSESSION/USE OF EQUIPMENT FOR ANIMAL FIGHTING/BAIT; CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO SOLICIT/CONSPIRE, 1ST DEG. FELONY.Levy County Sheri s O ce Jail Report Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida$35 /year Outside Florida Porter, Michael Darnell, 51, of Bronson: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE. Ray, Andriana Elga Luchea, 39, of Bronson: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT. Santos, Margarito Lopez, 30, of Williston: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Short, Derick, 42, of Inglis: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Swaggerty, Victoria Susan, 21, of Williston: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT. ompson Jr., Alan Kenneth, 28, of Crystal River: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED HABITUAL OFFENDER. Wesson, Samuel Wayne, 52, of Trenton: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED HABITUAL OFFENDER. Young, Michael Kenneth, 24, of Cedar Key: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Zeagler, Travis Duane, 21, of Trenton: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT x 2.Wiley, Bennie Mae Cross City VOP FELONY PETIT THEFT NO BOND Service Jacks Land No Meds, No Money Sets O PTSD VeteranOn December 22, 2011 the Levy County Sheri s O ce responded to a residence in Chie and in reference to a domestic altercation. e complainant stated that her husband, Arthur Pipes Jr., 25, left prior to deputies arrival armed with several weapons including an AK-47 assault ri e. e complainant stated that Pipes made threats that he would shoot law enforcement or wanted the police to shoot him. A statewide BOLO (Be On e Lookout) for Pipes was issued for O cer safety. e complainant stated that the altercation began ursday night, Dec. 22, at a Chie and Pool Hall and continued when they got home. e victim advised she was scared of her husband and stayed at her mothers residence. Pipes is an Army veteran and has completed two combat tours in Iraq. e victim advised that Pipes has been diagnosed by the V.A. Hospital with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and had been out of his medication for over 6 days. On Dec. 23 the victim called 9-1-1 and reported that her husband was at the residence. When deputies arrived Pipes had left the house and a BOLO was issued. e investigation revealed that Pipes became extremely angry when the victim told him she wanted a divorce and emptied the bank account. Pipes went outside and armed with a 5-gallon gas can started dousing gas throughout the house. Pipes had a cigarette lighter and attempted to light the house on re when the victim and her mother wrestled the lighter from his hands. Pipes walked outside and shot the pet dog (Mix Labrador) several times with an AK-47 killing the dog and then ed the scene in a black Ford truck. While the investigation at the residence was in progress Pipes returned and deputies ordered him out of the truck. ere was a short stand-o but Pipes complied with their orders and he was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault, one count of animal cruelty and one count of attempted arson. Inside of Pipes truck deputies found a loaded AK-47 ri e, loaded 380 semi-automatic pistol, .22-caliber ri e in the toolbox and two ashlights. Pipes gave Sgt. Mike Narayan a statement and admitted to pouring gasoline with intention to burning the house. Pipes said he risked his life ghting in Iraq and earned money to pay for the house and now his wife has emptied the bank account and wanted a divorce. Pipes stated that he shot the victims dog three times with his AK-47 because the dog would not stop barking. Pipes is currently in the Levy County Jail with a $ 600,000 bond. Submitted by the Levy County Sheri s O ceStolen Skidder Initiates Seizure of Truck, Trailer and Loader from Perpetrator By Kathy HilliardEditorWhile parked in the Wolf Springs Hill area in Bronson, a Franklin logging skidder, owned by Rex Vance and valued at $7,500, was stolen. Vance reported the theft and investigators developed a suspect, Michael Douglas, 51, of Bronson. Upon questioning Douglas, investigators said Douglas told them he purchased the skidder from Andrew Brown on Dec. 11, 2011. Investigators tracked down Brown who said he did not sell a skidder to Douglas and had not seen him in several years. Douglas was re-interviewed and said on Dec. 18 he used his Ford F-350 truck, atbed trailer and his loader to remove the skidder. Douglas then transported the stolen skidder to his residence and cut it up for scrap metal. Douglas contacted Glenn Perry to assist him in cutting the skidder and told Perry he would give him 1/3 of the pro t if Perry would take the steel to an Ocala scrap yard. Perry did not know the skidder was stolen and took it to Williston Recycling. Employees at Williston Recycling advised Perry that the police were looking for a lime-green skidder and Perry got scared and called Douglas to pick up the stolen skidder. e victim, Vance, was called and identi ed the skidder as his. Douglas was arrested for grand theft and dealing in stolen property and was transported to the Levy County Jail. Investigators seized Douglas' truck, atbed trailer and loader since his equipment was used in a felony crime. aubmitted by the Levy County Sheri s O ceEvasive Action by Motorcyclist Proves FatalJohn E. Sandhams injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident proved fatal on Dec. 22. On Dec. 14 Sandham was riding his 2001 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle traveling east on CR 42 in Marion County when he stopped behind tra c coming into the intersection with CR 25 just before 5 p.m. e vehicle in front of Sandham was attempting to turn left at the green light to go north onto CR 25. Driving west on CR 42 was another vehicle, a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country driven by James A. Cole, who was also attempting to turn left onto CR 25 to go south. e east-west tra c light on CR 42 then changed from green to yellow as both vehicles waiting to make left turns proceeded to make the turns onto CR 25. Sandham unexpectedly attempted to pass to the right of the vehicle in front of him, now turning, and drove into the intersection. Cole and his Town & Country van were already established in the intersection making his left turn when Sandham made the illegal pass around the vehicle in front of him. Sandham attempted to take evasive action when he observed the Town & Country van. Sandham was ejected eastbound into the intersection and the motorcycle slid on its right side on top of Sandham. e rear tire of the motorcycle collided with the right front tire of the Town & Country van as the van remained in the middle of the intersection. Sandham was pinned down by the motorcycle and re rescue had to remove the motorcycle o of him. Sandham was transported by Aero-Med to Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was wearing a helmet and BAC alcohol was pending. On Dec. 22, Mr. Sandham succumbed to his injuries sustained in this crash and was pronounced deceased at 6:36 p.m. at Orlando Regional. Dixie County Driver Crashes into TreeWilliam omas McDonald, 76, of Old Town was charged with Careless Driving and DUI on the day after Christmas, Dec. 26 at 4:10 p.m. McDonald was traveling north on CR 353 when he left the road onto the east shoulder and came back onto CR 353, crossed over both lanes of tra c and left the road again onto the west shoulder. He then traveled down the ditch and struck a culvert on the undercarriage of the 2002 Chevy 1500 Pickup nally coming to a stop with the help of a tree impeding the forward motion. McDonald did have his seatbelt on.
The Levy County Journal 3ADecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 $39.95PER ITEM Shoes and more for your style. See what more women trust.Discover Your Style!www.shoedazzle.com/bold OFF HEELS SHOP THE COLLECTION INTRODUCES 20%YOUR FIRST ITEM**20% discount is applied automatically at checkout. Cannot be combined with any other o er or applied to any previous order. Good for one item only. Non-transferrable. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Terms subject to change at any time without notice. Free Shipping within the contiguous United States. Excludes APO / FPO addresses. FREE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS, AND EVERY SINGLE ITEM IS ONLY $39.95! Mitchs Gold & Diamonds Levy County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting October 18, 2011 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Marsha Drew Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. Mr. Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. EXPENDITURES Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106171-106324 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 908,766.23 ROAD 208,070.10 SHIP 10,800.00 TRANSPORTATION 50,538.80 COURT FACILITIES 15.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 13,249.17 EMS 94,363.77 FIRE 106,632.82 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 1,9 14.49 UTILITIES 1,093.99 COMMUNICATION 30,218.06 ADD COURT COSTS 461 .90 CAPITAL PROJECTS 7,916.87 LANDFILL 70,989.49 TOTAL $1,505,030.69 MINUTES e following sets of minutes were presented to the Board for approval: Regular Meeting held September 6, 20 11 Public Hearing held September 8, 2011 Public Hearing held September 19, 2011 Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the above listed sets of minutes as presented with changes as explained by Chanda Jordan, Minutes Clerk. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. VFW Bruce McInnis, Commander VFW Rebel Post #5625 A. Request approval of Proclamation 2011-55 recognizing Veterans Appreciation Week, November 612,2011. Mr. McInnis and Susan Haines requested Board approval of Proclamation 2011-55 recognizng Veterans Appreciation Week, November 6-12, 201 1. Mrs. Haines then read the Proclamation in to public record. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Proclamation 201 1-15 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. AGENDA POLICY Renate CannonA. Request amendment of Agenda Policy of 2/06/2001, to limit the motion to hear a non-agenda item to de nite emergencies only.Mrs. Cannon spoke to the Board and requested an amendment of the Agenda Policy of 2/06/2001, to limit the motion to hear a nonagenda item to de nite emergencies only. e Commissioners agreed they need to be more aware of this issue, but did not wish to make a change to the Agenda Policy at this time. LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Patty Galyean A. Request approval and signature on the Certi cate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 20 Grant, through Florida Department or Law Enforcement, Justice Assistance Grant program, $60,300.00. Mrs. Galyean requested Board approval and signature on the Certi cate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application of the Levy County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force 20 Grant through the FDLE, Justice Assistance Grant program in the amount of $60,300. Comm. Bell made a motion for approval and signature on the Certi cate of Acceptance for the 2012 Application as requested. Second was made by Comm, Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR Linda Fugate, Levy County Tax Collector A. Request to allow Tax Collector to retain $125,000 of Operating expenses. Mrs. Fugate requested Board approval to retain $ 125,000 of their Operating expenses until the rst distribution of taxes comes in around mid-November. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Tax Collector retaining $125,000 of their Operating expenses as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. TOWN OF YANKEETOWN Dawn Marie Clary, Mayor of Yankeetown A. Request Board approve County Road 40 be designated as Follow at Dream Parkway from the Yankeetown/Inglis line to the gulf in memorial of the Elvis Presley movie Follow at Dream which was lmed at Yankeetown in 1967. Ms. Clary requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-57 for CR 40 to be designated as Follow at Dream Parkway from the Yankeetown/Inglis line to the Gulf. She stated the Town of Yankeetown will pay for all signage. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201157 for CR 40 to be designated as Follow at Dream Parkway as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. PORT CITRUS PROJECT Brad orpe, Citrus County Administrator A. Presentation on the proposed Port Citrus project. Citrus County Commissioner and Commissioner of the Port Authority, Dennis Damato presented information to the Board members regarding Port Citrus as the central sewer and water issues may be of mutual interest to both counties. Mr. Damato also asked the Board if they would consider joining the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority. He invited the Commissioners to attend one of the Water Authoritys upcoming meetings. e next meeting is Wednesday, October 19th at 4:30 P.M. at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council in Ocala. Mr. Damato then introduced Brad orpe, Citrus County Administrator and Port Director. Mr. orpe gave information on how Port Citrus came to be and the opportunities this could present to the area. PUBLIC COMMENT Je Harris, Levy County Schools Foundation, President, thanked the Commissioners for their support of the Beast Feast event held recently which raised over $6,500 and had over 225 people attending. Mr. Harris stated the Foundation is a non-pro t organization raising money for all Levy County public schools. Support is o ered in the form of reading programs, classroom grants for innovative teaching ideas and scholarships for graduating students. DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY ATTORNEY Anne Bast Brown A. Consideration of an o er to settle the payo of a SHIP Second Mortgage and Rehabilitation Cost Promissory Note for Connie L. Harper and James Colt Caldwell, and, if accepted, approve a Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent on receipt of settlement of funds from Case Home Finance, LLC, the rst mortgage. Atty. Brown presented for Board consideration an o er to settle the payo of a SHIP Second Mortgage and Rehabilitation Cost Promissory Note for Connie L. Harper and James Colt Caldwell, and, if accepted, approve a Satisfaction of Mortgage contingent on receipt of settlement of funds from Case Home Finance, LLC, the rst mortgage. e payo amount is $3,000. Comm. Johnson made a motion to accept the o er to settle the payo as presented and approve a Satisfaction of Mortgage. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. COUNTY COORDINATOR Fred Moody A. Present request from Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners to provide their leachate hauling service at $330.00 per load; approximately 2 or 3 times per year. Mr. Moody presented a request from the Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners for Levy County Solid Waste to provide their leachate hauling service at $330.00 per load; approximately 2 or 3 times per year. Mr. Dean had provided this service to Gilchrist County as well as to Levy County. Mr. Jerrels stated it would be possible to provide this service. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the request from Gilchrist County to haul leachate. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request authorization to complete and submit application for the Tiger Discretionary Grant with resolution. Mr. Moody requested Board authorization on behalf of Ms. Painter to complete and submit application for the Tiger Discretionary Grant with Resolution 2011 -56. e grant amount is $l.6 million for improvements and modi cations to a site. He had received a letter from Mike Campbell, General Manager at Central Florida Electric Coop. indicating the property located al 315 NW 11th Ave. in Chie and could be available as soon as their new facility is completed. Comm. Stevens stated he had concerns of authorizing this request as the property presented for the Transit Department Bus Maintenance Facility, the Central Florida Electric Coop property, has not yet been presented to the Board. It was requested for Mr. Moody to call Mr. Tocknell to determine if the Grant would still be granted if the Board chose not to purchase the CFEC property. e Board will determine whether or not to make a decision on this item when Mr. Moody returns to the meeting. e meeting recessed at 11:04 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 11:13 A.M. After Mr. Moody returned to meeting with response from Mr. Tocknell, the Commissioners agreed they would like to have a Special Meeting next week when Ms. Painter and Mr. Tocknell can both be present. e meeting will be on Monday, October 24th at 9:00 A.M. Comm. Johnson gave his opinion on the topic for public record since he would not be present for the meeting stating he is not in favor of spending $1.2 million to buy property and then spend $1.6 million for improvements when there is other county-owned property available. C. Kurt Spitzer and Associates proposal for redistricting services. Mr. Moody presented and requested Board approval of the Kurt Spitzer and Associates proposal for redistricting services shared by the Board of County Commissioners and the Levy County School Board in the total amount of$7,500. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the proposal for continued on page 6 e Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to approve a rule certifying an amended version of Westinghouses AP 1000 reactor design for use in the United States. e amended certi cation, which will be incorporated into the NRCs regulations, will be valid for 15 years. e Commission is able to reach this nal step in approving the amended AP 1000 reactor design due to the sta s dedicated work ensuring the design meets NRCs safety requirements, said NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko. e design provides enhanced safety margins through use of simpli ed, inherent, passive, or other innovative safety and security functions, and also has been assessed to ensure it could withstand damage from an aircraft impact without signi cant release of radioactive materials. e Commission has also found good cause to make the rule immediately e ective once it is published in the Federal Register; the rule is expected to be published within seven business days. NRC rules normally become e ective 30 days after publication. e Federal Register notice and the Commissions directions to the sta on publishing the approved rule will include a discussion on the good cause nding. e design certi cation process provides for public participation and early resolution of safety issues for proposed reactor designs. NRC certi cation, in the form of a nal rule, means the design meets the agencys applicable safety requirements. If an applicant for a nuclear power plant license references a certi ed design, the applicant need not submit safety information for the design. Instead, the license application and the NRCs safety review would address the remaining safety issues speci c to the proposed nuclear power plant. e AP 1000 is a 1,100 megawatt electric pressurized-water reactor that includes passive safety features that would cool down the reactor after an accident without the need for human intervention. Westinghouse submitted an application for certi cation of the original AP 1000 standard plant design on March 28, 2002; the NRC issued a rule certifying that design on Jan. 27, 2006. Westinghouse submitted an application to amend the AP 1000 on May 27, 2007. e NRCs extensive technical review of the amendment request focused on ensuring the agencys safety requirements have been met. is transparent process, including input from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, led to the NRC issuing a nal safety evaluation report on the amended AP 1000 in August. e NRC issued a proposed rule for the amended design in January. Stakeholders provided more than 12,000 comments on the proposed rule; the NRC sta considered these comments in developing the nal rule. e NRC is currently reviewing six Combined License applications that reference the amended AP 1000 design. More information about the amended AP 1000 design review can be found on the NRCs website at: www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/design-cert/amended-ap1000.html .NRC Approves Rule to Certify Amended AP1000 Reactor Design e following is a statement from Progress Energy Chairman, President and CEO Bill Johnson regarding todays announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency about new emission requirements (MACT, or maximum achievable control technology) for U.S. coaland oil-fueled power plants: Progress Energy is currently reviewing the U.S. EPAs nal Utility MACT rule to determine the implications of these new regulations on our company and customers. We appreciate the e orts made by the Administration to consider input from the utility industry throughout the rulemaking process. By the EPAs own estimate, this rule is the most expensive in its history and it has the potential to have signi cant impacts on consumers. We will work collaboratively with our state regulators to develop implementation strategies that will ensure compliance in the most cost-e ective way for our customers and that protect the reliability of our system. Progress Energy supports the goal of reducing harmful levels of pollutants and has invested more than $2 billion in the Carolinas and Florida in state-of-the-art technology to reduce emissions from our existing facilities. ese investments, as well as our current plans to retire older coal power plants in the Carolinas and replace them with more e cient natural gas plants, will help position us to begin complying with the MACT rule. However, because the rule applies to individual power plants, rather than companywide, we will still need to evaluate the e ects of these new regulations on our system to determine the extent to which additional investments are necessary on a case-by-case basis. We look forward to working with the EPA to ensure that compliance with the rule is both e ective and achievable. In addition to investing more than $2 billion in scrubbers and other state-of-the-art emission controls in the Carolinas and Florida, Progress Energy is retiring 11 older coal-fueled units at four sites in North Carolina and replacing them with plants fueled by natural gas. e rst retirement, the W.H. Weatherspoon Plant near Lumberton, N.C., was achieved in October 2011. In 2009, the company also repowered its Bartow Plant near St. Petersburg, Fla., from oil to natural gas.Progress Energy Statement on EPAs Final Utility MACT Rule
The Levy County Journal4ADecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Random Thoughts Thomas Sowell Creators SyndicateRandom thoughts on the passing scene: Talk show host Dennis Miller said, I dont dig polo. Its like miniature golf meets the Kentucky Derby. Nothing illustrates the super ciality of our times better than the enthusiasm for electric cars, because they are supposed to greatly reduce air pollution. But the electricity that ultimately powers these cars has to be generated somewhere -and nearly half the electricity generated in this country is generated by burning coal. e 2012 Republican primaries may be a rerun of the 2008 primaries, where the various conservative candidates split the conservative vote so many ways that the candidate of the mushy middle got the nomination -and then lost the election. Because morality does not always prevail, by any means, too many of the intelligentsia act as if it has no e ect. But, even in Nazi Germany, thousands of Germans hid Jews during the war, at the risk of their own lives, because it was the right thing to do. In recent times, Christmas has brought not only holiday cheer but also attacks on the very word Christmas, chasing it from the vocabulary of institutions and even from most holiday cards. Like many other social crusades, this one is Michelle Obamas Unsavory School Lunch Flop OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate e road to gastric hell is paved with rst lady Michelle Obamas Nanny State intentions. Dont take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chiefs healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol ready. e taste of government waste is indigestioninducing. According to a weekend report by the Los Angeles Times, the citys trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a op. In response to the public hectoring and nancial inducement of Mrs. Obamas federally subsidized anti-obesity campaign, the district dropped chicken nuggets, corn dogs and avored milk from the menu for beef jambalaya, vegetable curry, pad ai, lentil and brown rice cutlets, and quinoa and black-eyed pea salads. Sounds delectable in theory. But in practice, the initiative has been what L.A. Uni eds food services director Dennis Barrett plainly concludes is a disaster. While the Obama administration has showered the nations second-largest school district with nutrition awards, thousands of students voted with their upset tummies and abandoned the program. A forbidden-food black market -stoked not just by students, but also by teachers -is now thriving. Moreover, (p)rincipals report massive waste, with unopened milk cartons and uneaten entrees being thrown away. is despite a massive increase in spending on nutritional improvements -from $2 million to $20 million alone in the last ve years on fresh produce. is despite a nearly half-billion-dollar budget shortfall and 3,000 layo s earlier this year.Earlier this spring, L.A. school o cials acknowledged that the sprawling district is left with a whopping 21,000 uneaten meals a day, in part because the federal school lunch program sometimes requires more food to be served than a child wants to eat. e leftovers will now be donated to nonpro t agencies. But after the recipients hear about students reports of moldy noodles, undercooked meat and hard rice, one wonders how much of the free food will go down the hatch -or down the drain. Ahhh, savor the avor of one-size ts-all mandates. eres nothing wrong with encouraging our children to eat healthier, of course. eres nothing wrong with well-run, locally based and parent-driven e orts. But as Ive noted before, the federal foodie cops care much less about students waistlines than they do about boosting government and public union payrolls. In a little-noticed announcement several months ago, Obama health o cials declared their intention to use school lunch applications to boost government health care rolls. Never mind the privacy concerns of parents. Big Government programs for the children are never about the children. If they were, you wouldnt see Chicago public school o cials banning students from bringing home-packed meals made by their own parents. In April, e Chicago Tribune reported that unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria. e bottom line? Banning homemade lunches means a fatter payday for the school and its food provider. Remember: e unwritten mantra driving Mrs. Obamas federal school lunch meddling and expansion is: Cede the children, feed the state. And the biggest bene ciaries of her e orts over the past three years have been her husbands deep-pocketed pals at the Service Employees International Union. ere are 400,000 workers who prepare and serve lunch to American schoolchildren. SEIU represents tens of thousands of those workers and is trying to unionize many more at all costs. In L.A., the districts cafeteria fund is $20 million in the hole thanks to political nagling by SEIU Local 99. e unions left-wing allies on the school board and in the mayors o ce pressured the district to adopt reckless scal policies awarding gold-plated health bene ts to part-time cafeteria workers in the name of social justice. As one school board member who opposed the budgetbusting entitlements said: Everyone in this country deserves health bene ts. But it was a very expensive proposal. And it wasnt done at the bargaining table, which is where health bene ts are usually negotiated. And no one had any idea where the money was going to come from. Early next year, Mrs. Obama will use the success of her child nutrition campaign to hawk a new tome and lobby for more money and power in concert with her husbands re-election campaign. Its a recipe for more half-baked progressivism served with a side order of bitter arugula. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.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. 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It also shows how easily intimidated we are by strident zealots. If you dont like growing older, dont worry about it. You may not be growing older much longer. What do you call it when someone steals someone elses money secretly? eft. What do you call it when someone takes someone elses money openly by force? Robbery. What do you call it when a politician takes someone elses money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social Justice. When an organization has more of its decisions made by committees, that gives more in uence to those who have more time available to attend committee meetings and to drag out each meeting longer. In other words, it reduces the in uence of those who have work to do, and are doing it, while making those who are less productive more in uential. Anyone who studies the history of ideas should notice how much more often people on the political left, more so than others, denigrate and demonize those who disagree with them -instead of answering their arguments. e wisest and most knowledgeable human being on the planet is utterly incompetent to make even 10 percent of the consequential decisions that have to be made in a modern nation. Yet all sorts of people want to decide how much money other people can make or keep, and to micro-manage how other people live their lives. e real egalitarians are not the people who want to redistribute wealth to the poor, but those who want to extend to the poor the ability to create their own wealth, to lift themselves up, instead of trying to tear others down. Earning respect, including self-respect, is better than being a parasite. Of all the arguments for giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, the most foolish is the argument that we cant nd and expel all of them. ere is not a law on the books that someone has not violated, including laws against murder, and we certainly have not found and prosecuted all the violators -whether murderers or tra c law violators. But do we then legalize all the illegalities we havent been able to detect and prosecute? In the 1920s, Congressman omas S. Adams referred to the ease with which the income tax may be legally avoided but also said some Congressmen so fervently believe that the rich ought to pay 40 or 50 per cent of their incomes in taxes that they would rather make this a law, even if the government would get more revenue from a lower tax rate that people actually pay. Some also prefer class warfare politics that brings in votes, if not revenue. Can you imagine a man who had never run any kind of organization, large or small, taking it upon himself to fundamentally change all kinds of organizations in a huge and complex economy? Yet that is what Barack Obama did when he said, We are going to change the United States of America! is was not e Audacity of Hope. It was the audacity of hype. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www. tsowell.com. 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. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM By Kathy HilliardEditorYears ago my husband Barry and I had the opportunity to serve mankind in a street ministry we organized that coincided with a labor pool we owned. We did that for 12 years. We came to help but in the helping we were the bene ciaries of an education we could never have received in any school or church, it had to be experienced. ere were people from all walks of life and di ering value systems but they all had one thing in common, they had hit a wall that left them barely alive and in need of help. While reaching out to help I came to realize that there are many reasons that people come to a di cult place in life and the Lord has an answer for them all if His people will do the footwork. Most everyone will agree that we need to help but I have a suspicion that we are now heading into a time when it is more than a nice thing to do, it is very important. We have published many articles for people for their events and the cost was bringing in canned goods for the local food banks. is area is rich in people who care and give and know the value of a dollar and the food it buys. We also have great farmers and gardeners who know how to get the most from the soil. We are blessed. I was struck today as we put the paper together that there were two stories that contained sad accounts of people who were out of money, food and medications. ey were frustrated and reaching out for help; maybe not as we would have done, but reaching out. For one organization or person to shoulder all the needs would be impossible but with just a little from each one, using their own personal skills and assets, the needs of many could be ful lled. e needs are increasing and it might be time for those with the great organization skills in each community to give a clarion call to come to the aid of the neighborhood with a plan to be there for those in need. We at the Levy County Journal would be glad to publish your events, your needs, and your real-time stories and pictures of connection and helping activities to further the cause and instigate some faith to move forward to help our brothers and sisters who might be having it tough right now. 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The Levy County Journal 5ADecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 them in places dense with spiny palmetto. Interestingly enough, the celebrated naturalist William Bartram made his rst visit to Florida and St. Augustine that same year. It would not be until 1773, though, that Bartram made his famed four-year journey through eight southern colonies, including Florida. Still, we have a good idea from reading Bartrams Travels as to what Boone saw. e fastidious naturist made many precise drawings and descriptions of the native ora and fauna. He described wildlife and sketched and wrote about the Indians living where he ambled, some eight years after Boones expedition. As long hunters who dealt in hides and pelts to nance their homesteads, we can be sure that of paramount interest to the Boone expedition was wild game, particularly the deer. Here, in the midst of cabbage palms and other semitropical plants, strange wild animals appeared and vanished quickly into the dense, forbidding shadows. e hunting would not be without many surprises, as was to be expected in this often wet, always mysterious land. Not the least among their surprises was the omnipresent alligator, though giant otters, dark wolves, panthers and bobcats were right curious, as well. As they traveled, often wading streams, swimming with their horses or rafting rivers, the men were perplexed by the rather rapid changes in terrain. Out of the dense river swamps theyd nd themselves ascending steep sand hills. ere the trees seemed dwarfed and the game sparse in sands not t for cultivation. Its not surprising then, that with such a diverse and unfamiliar landscape, one might get turned about and separated for days from the rest. Later in life, Boone was asked in general if hed ever been lost. With characteristic wit he answered, No, but I was once bewildered for three days. As one of Boones biographers observes, that likely was in Florida. At some point in their travels, after an unusually long stretch desolate of game, Boone and his fellows, wretched with hunger, fell upon the mercy of a Seminole maiden. is they gained by Squires o er to trade for food a small shaving mirror from his pack. Daniel Boone, always the inveterate storyteller, later made the Indian maiden every bit as beautiful as the corn was abundant and delicious. We dont know the exact route of the Boone expedition toward Pensacola, yet given what we do know, the men must have crossed the Suwannee at some location. We know they told of vast fountains (springs), crystal clear and deep with circumferences great enough to oat a large sea-going vessel. e hunting was better in this region, and so it was as they journeyed on toward the panhandle settlement at the port of Pensacola. ere would be hides enough to do business there. In fact, Boone found such favor with the beautiful bay and wooded upland spreading northerly, he made payment on a Pensacola property. Boone boasted that he fully intended to relocate there with his family. From Pensacola, Boones expedition began to hunt their way back north. ey followed the old trails into Georgia, South Carolina and then up through the mountain passes to Boones place in the Yadkin Valley of the Blue Ridges. But not so fast: Boone actually slowed the pace of their some 750 mile trek so that he might, in fun, make good on his promise to return home by Christmas Day. at, as it happened, is exactly what he did. As his son, Nicholas, would recall, Daniel Boone burst through the door of their warm cabin, delighting his family as he took his seat just in time for Christmas dinner. Boones tales of the strange land hed wandered, where black panthers roamed and magnolia blossoms bloomed twice the size of his outstretched hands, fascinated Rebecca and his children. But that fascination vanished for his wife with Boones announcement that hed already purchased land there. His boast that they would all soon be moving to this strange land held no enchantment for his wife. In what family and friends would recall as one of the few times Daniel and Rebecca were at odds, the dutiful wife put her foot down. She planted it hard right there in the cabin on Sugar Tree Creek. Even with the Christmas cheer of their happy reunion, Rebecca remained resolute. And so, as the saying goes, the Boone family never got our Florida sand between their toes. Amusing Angel Ashes Brown Civil Crane Crying Dunes Eastern E orts Export Field Gates Gears Giants Herbs Hurts Image Instructions Liked Maids Males Melody Minute Mugged Near-by Nines Petals Raised Referring Relax Ri e Rival Robin Rounds Score Sights Snacks Spoon Stores Stormy Taken Word Search Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander Key row Vibration Virus Wheat Young Youre Yo-yosDaniel Boones Florida Christmas TaleIn the late summer of 1765, deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Daniel Boones younguns clung to his leather stockings. Boone, already a legendary woodsman and Indian ghter, kissed his wife, Rebecca, to a fare-thee-well. He was leaving for yet another long hunt, though this time hed promised to be back by Christmas. at Boone would depart on such a venture was not unusual. His direction and destination was. Daniel Boone was headed for Florida. Now, what most of us know about Daniel Boone, we learned watching the widely popular TV series, which rst aired in the 50s and 60s. Indoctrinated by Hollywoods version of Boones ever amazing exploits, we might well confuse these with those of Davie Crockett. Fess Parker played both Boone and Crockett in the Disney shows. Parker may have even worn the same coonskin cap in both roles, but the real Daniel Boone is never reported to have worn one. I wore one, but that was a gift from Santa. I wore it mostly when I sat with my chin in my hands watching the TV series. Later in life I passed on the coonskin cap along with my fascination for the adventurous lives of frontiersmen, to my son, Wri (short for Wright, our middle name). Proudly, hes now a park ranger and vigilantly preserves some of the same values and skills known to frontiersmen of that era. In his own studies, Wri has gotten well past the TV and movie versions. He says a fellow named Simon Kenton is the frontiersman of all frontiersmen, but hes thoroughly knowledgeable about the life and legacy of Boone, as well. On Blue Ridge Mountains trail some time back, Wri intrigued me yet more with Daniel Boone when he mentioned that: Boone had once hunted across North Florida. I was interested to learn more about that. eres evidently scant documentation of the Boone expedition to Florida, though it certainly occurred. e adventure began when some of his old hunting companions out of Virginia showed up at the Boone place, there in the Blue Ridges on Sugar Tree Creek. Maj. John Field, William Hill and another long hunter by the name of Slaughter were exuberant with speculation about the abundant wild game, mystical fountains and owers of fabled Florida. ey also announced to Boone the availability of land there. e English had recently taken possession from Spain and now invited settlement. Boone, whos inclinations had always been westward beyond the Shenandoah and Cumberland, was fascinated by the Florida imagery and prospects regaled at his reside. Likewise were Daniels younger brother Squire Boone (named after their father) and brother-in-law, John Stewart. ey, too, joined in for this hunting expedition to the Land of Flowers. Traveling South by Southeast on horseback with packhorses in tow, the long hunters made their way to Savannah, then down the coastal interior toward the Florida Territory. Soon they traveled an old Indian trail being developed then as the Kings Road. About the time of Boones passing, the Kings Road was being constructed by British engineers with crushed Coquina shell out from St. Augustine through the settlement of Cowford (Now Jacksonville: A bronze Daniel Boone Trail marker was erected at the old Duval County Courthouse in 1921). e Boone party lingered a while in St. Augustine. One can only imagine what Boone, the quintessential backwoodsman, thought of the massive Spanish fortress and elaborate European in uences found within the monumental gates of the old city. His surviving notes are more of the nature of an account book. So, while we are left to ponder his thoughts about the architecture, culture and ambiance of St Augustine prior to the American Revolution, we do learn from his notebook that Boone lost 3 pounds at dice there. Of all else we know about Boone, he was far better at his chances in the wilderness than he was in civilization or games of chance. So, likely he was eager to get on with his hunting. ey went out then in a westerly direction across the Florida frontier. is took Boones party rst into the lush St. Johns River region. ere the Appalachian mountain men found thick, swampy woods as they had never traversed. Here hardwoods and huge pine were dispersed about giant live oaks draped in a gray beard-like moss, wholly unfamiliar to them. Moreover, their hunting was often impeded by heavy vine, by briar and bramble that rose up before Daniel Boone Linotype, Early American Archives (StatePoint) With retirement accounts and real estate values still recovering from the recession, and living costs on the rise, many retired seniors are struggling to pay their bills. According to the National Council on Aging, 20 million Americans, 60 years of age or older, are economically insecure. But experts say that with the right tools and planning, you can avoid money woes. e rst step is to get a handle on your nances, advises Aaron Forth, Vice President and General Manager of Intuit Personal Finance Group. Knowing more about your current nancial situation means you can more e ectively stick to a budget. Luckily, new tools are helping seniors on a xed income to do just that. ere are many things you can do to help make ends meet in an uncertain economy: Work From Home If in ation is causing your living expenses to rise, but youre on a xed-income, you may want to consider taking on some part-time work to supplement your funds. Working from home is becoming an increasingly easy option for seniors who may be less mobile than during their younger days. Many companies hire part-time freelancers to complete work remotely. From tutoring to transcription services, you can earn extra dollars without getting o the couch. Budget Online If youre still squinting over your checkbook ledger, its time to try something new. Let software do the heavy lifting for you, advises Aaron Forth, Vice President and General Manager of Intuit Personal Finance Group. Its easy to make costly mistakes like missing bill payments when youre doing it all by hand. Take advantage of free services on the Internet like Mint.com. For those who prefer managing money on the desktop, purchase nancial software like Quicken to help you manage your nances, create a budget, and meet nancial goals. Cut Expenses You may be familiar with traditional coupon clipping, but online sites like LivingSocial and Groupon can help you nd helpful local deals on the things you need, such as medical exams and food, or the things you want, like birthday presents for your grandchildren. Just be careful to not get carried away on purchases. e best way to do this is to stick to goods and services that you would have bought at full cost anyway. And, of course, trim back on unnecessary expenditures. For example, many television programs are available for free online, making your cable bill a redundant expense. Likewise, if you use a mobile phone, consider eliminating your landline. Even if youre living on a xed income theres no need to go into debt. By tracking your sources of income and your expenditures, you can achieve your nancial goals and avoid debt. Tips for Seniors Living on a Fixed Income
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Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. ROAD DEPARTMENT Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent A. Request approval for yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drop Pemit between CenturyLink and Levy County. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval for yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drop Permit between CenturyLink and Levy County. is is e ective 10-01-11 to 0930-12 and is for service drops only. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the yearly Blanket Utility for New Buried Service Drop Permit is requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request Board direction for a request from Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue regarding a temporary debris storage site for Cedar Key. Mr. Greenlee requested Board direction for a request from the City of Cedar Key regarding use of a portion of the Road Department FEMA approved temporary storage site located on CR 347 in an emergency event. Comm. Bell made a motion to move forward with the request from Cedar Key Volunteer Fire & Rescue as stated. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Request approval and signature for License Agreement for Public Road Crossing. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval and signature for License Agreement for Public Road Crossing (CR 316). Comm. Drew made a motion to approve with signature the License Agreement for Public Road Crossing (CR 316). Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. For information to the Board, Mr. Greenlee reported about six months ago he had applied for some County Incentive Grants as well as some SCRAP and SCOP Grants for roads in the county. He stated the Florida Department of Transportation had included the SCOP Grant he had submitted for Shell Mound Road and two others, CR 40 and CR 464 in its ve year work ow program. SOLID WASTE Benny Jerrels, Director A. Request Board approve the renewal of Levy Countys Service agreement with Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for scal year 2012. Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval for the renewal of the Service Agreement between Levy County and Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the scal year 2012. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Service Agreement renewal with Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. For information to the Board, Mr. Jerrels reported the Tire Site which had been voted on recently for construction at the Land ll is nearly completed and they will be getting the Small County Grant again this year. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS Comm. Johnson asked everyone to keep in mind the students receiving awards and participating in the FFA National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Comm. Johnson reminded the Board of the Chie and High School homecoming on October 28th. e parade will be on the 27th. Willistons homecoming is on November 4th and Bronsons is on November 11th. Comm. Johnson stated he attended a meeting of the Florida Association of Counties in Daytona last month and had started his ACC last week. Comm. Johnson reported on a recent meeting of the North Florida Broadband. He had served on the Corrective Action Plan committee and reported he had recommended to the counsel from the attorneys hired from Washington that Government Services Group be removed from the project as well as Capital Solutions. ey will meet again tomorrow at 2:00 P.M. in Live Oak but he will not be able to attend. He asked if Comm. Drew would be able to attend in his place. Comm. Drew stated she will be at a NACO meeting in Savannah, Georgia from the 26th to the 28th e Yankeetown Seafood Festival is coming up on November 19th and 20th. Comm, Bell stated the Fowlers Blu Annual meeting will be on the 22rd and he will not be able to attend, but Mr. Knowles has agreed to attend in his place. e 30th Birthday of the Town of Yankeetown is coming up on the 29th and all Commissioners are invited to attend. e Cedar Key Art Festival was this past weekend and he asked if the Board would want to continue to participate each year. If so, he can handle the arrangements. Comm. Bell stated his red truck is available for the upcoming Veterans Day Parade if it is needed. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:26 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny StevensBOCC Minutes continued from page 3 On your mark, get set, GO! On December 3rd, close to 250 joggers showed up for the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Jog held at Williston Elementary School. e GFWC Williston Junior Womans Club sponsored the event which featured a Diaper Dash, Tot Trot, Jingle Jog, Fun Run, and even a surprise visit from Santa. All proceeds were split between the physical education departments at both Joyce Bullock Elementary and Williston Elementary Schools. A JOLLY time was had by all! e GFWC Williston Juniors would like to thank their sponsors: Inman Plumbing, Rutland Insurance, Williston School of Dance, Martin Orthodontics, Kids N Company, GFWC Williston Womans Club, Knau Funeral Home, Green Shutters Restaurant, Koala-T Childcare, Warehouse Flooring, Pipe Trades, and Chick-Fil-A. We love the Williston Juniors! rejoiced PE teachers Patty Gri th (JBE) and Erin Owens (WES). By Jessica Guinsler MoranSome of the children of GFWC Williston Junior members pose for a photo prior to the start of the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Jog. 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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 386-935-2300 or go to www. grace-ministry.net for more info. Tfnf SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! We move em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joes Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND? Call Danny, any time. 352-463-1832 or 352493-5345 tfnApJftfn --------HEALING TOUCH by MISS LUCY Certi ed in the Healing Method a thousand years older than Reiki. 1st Session only $15. 352/2227672 1/12Jp WE WANT TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE Car, truck, van, any make, any model, especially Honda, Toyota and Nissan but any make will do. Title or no title no problem. Running or not, perfect or not so perfect condition. Paying up to $20,000 for vehicles. Call AJ at 813-335-3794 1/19Jp GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 1/19Jp130 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 WANTEDSALES POSITION FOR TREE FARM: We are looking for a local person to train for an agricultural sales position. Must have reliable transportation and have agricultural background. Base salary plus commission. References required. Call Linda at (352) 493-2496; Email resum to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (352) 493-2720; mail to P. O. Box 1126, Chie and, FL 32644. tfnJe --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 1/12Jp410 HOUSE FOR SALE FOR SALE BY OWNERIN BLACK JACK ESTATES: 5191 NE 107 Court, Bronson, FL 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths, 1.4 acres, 1800sq/ ft living area, $100 closing costs. Financing available. Call Dan 800-285-4414. 12/29Jp --------FOR SALE BY OWNER CITRUS SPRINGS/ DUNNELLON AREA: 2 story, 4 bedrooms/3 baths, above-ground pool, 8x10 utility building. Financing available. $100 closing cost, low down. Call Dan 800285-4414. 12/29Jp415 MOBILEHOME SALEGREAT INVESTMENT STOCK MARKET UP! Property values on the rise with future looking good for the right person. 10 ACRES, 3BED/2BATH DWMH, In Chie and: 48x28, 2-yearold 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. 1/19Jp LAND FOR SALE: 1 to 2 acre lots; owner nance, easy terms, low down payment, Bronson/Williston areas. 352-472-4977 tfnJp -------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. 1/12Jp -------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. 1/12Jp --------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. 1/12Jp --------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. 1/12/12Jp --------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. 1/12Jp445 WANTED TO BUYJUNK CARS BOUGHT: $150 $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 1/12Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE 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 6/9/12Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-2624169 for more information. tfnJe --------TRAILERS 2 Tandem trailers; 4 single-axle trailers; PowerKing tractor w/18h motor; lots of antique scrap iron including 2 wagon wheels; stepboom loader. (352) 486-4731. 1/5Jp --------LUMBER FOR SALE Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn 550 FARM PRODUCTSLOOK NEW HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net-wrapped, weed free! Coastal Bermuda-$45; Pensacola Bahia-$35. Call (352) 949-0222. tfnAbJf555 AUTOMOBILESANY JUNK CAR cash paid up to $500. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 1/12Jp WE WANT TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE Car, truck, van, any make, any model, especially Honda, Toyota and Nissan but any make will do. Title or no title no problem. Running or not, perfect or not so perfect condition. Paying up to $20,000 for vehicles. Call AJ at 813-335-3794 1/19Jp 2003 TURBO-CHARGED VW PASSAT 1.08 engine, all power, CD/cassette, white/silver, leather seats, have all records, mint condition. $4300 OBO. Call 352/486-6251. 12/29Jp605 BOATS & MARINE TROLLING MOTOR WITH FOOT PEDAL mounting plate, 2 and 3 blade propellers, and marine battery. All work ne. $100 OBO. Also metal detectors Micronta Discovery 2, with scoops, $75 each. 352-4860212. 1/12Jp610 CAMPERS & RVSTRAVEL TRAILER 1995 26 DUTCHMAN has slideout, 4 new tires, full hitch setup with sway bar. $3500. May be seen at Chie and RV Park. Call 231414-3658. 1/19Jp615 MOTORCYCLES 2008 THUNDERBIKE SCOOTER; 100 mpg, 800 original miles, includes luggage trunk, helmet and raingear, almost new condition, cost $2200 will sell for $795 OBO. Trades? What do you have? 352486-0212. 1/12Jp BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 5x10 Units $20first 3 months(new move ins only) Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com Classi ed Ads
The Levy County Journal8ADecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 See dealer for complete details. Some restrictions apply. Expires 1/31/2012 Chieand, FL 32644www.allseasonschieand.comLicense # CAC057426 Your Comfort is Our Concern 1 YEAR FULL MAINTENANCE FREEWITH THE PURCHASE OF A NEW CARRIER SYSTEM ($260.00 VALUE) e Levy Soil & Water Conservation District (LSWCD) recognized three Levy County School teachers on December 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m. at the Levy County School Board meeting for 2011 Conservation Teacher of the Year. e LSWCD sent out applications at the beginning of the school year for those teachers interested in receiving funds of $1000.00 allocated toward a conservation project. e LSWCD received three applications with conservation programs being implemented in the classrooms everyday and chose to allocate funds to all three recipients. Ms. Lita Weingart, a science teacher at Chie and High School plans to utilize the funds to purchasing materials and travel to the Regional Envirothon Contest at Lake City Community College. Funds will also be used to create an outdoor environmental education area with native plants and trees and an interpretive guide to educate students about environmental issues. Mrs. Marcia Smith, a FFA Advisor at Bronson High School, is planning to utilize the funds toward purchasing topsoil and sod/grass seed to prevent soil erosion on their school land lab. When the new school was built a large area of the agricultural land lab was left bare. e students will plan and implement best management practices in corporation with local agencies to rebuild a cover crop and prevent further erosion.Mrs. Jennifer Bray, a FFA Advisor at Bronson Middle School, will be implementing the funds received to help focus on students working toward their Certi ed Horticulture Professional through the FNGLA (Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association). She will continue to utilize the funds on the greenhouse they built last year to help conserve water. e Levy Soil & Water Conservation District Boards Mission is to deliver natural resources conservation technology and education to local land users and to promote the best land use management practices that will conserve, improve, and sustain the natural environment of Levy County. e board also works with the schools throughout the county with various Conservation Teachers of the Year Awards from LSWCD L to R: LSWCD Supervisor Aaron Lane (Chairman), Chie and High School Science Teacher Lita Weingart, Bronson Middle School FFA Advisor Jennifer Bray, Bronson High School FFA Advisor Marcia Smith and LSWCD Supervisor Wilbur Dean.Dinosaurs Are Coming to Gainesville By Leeann BrightTake a prehistoric road trip through the Florida Museum of Natural Historys newest temporary exhibit, Cruisin the Fossil Freeway with Artist Ray Troll and Paleontologist Kirk Johnson, Feb. 4 through Sept. 3, 2012. e exhibit features 30 fossils, including complete skeleton casts of the three-horned Triceratops dinosaur, and Albertosaurus, a carnivore that lived about 70 million years ago. e fossils complement 19 color prints and ve large-scale murals by Troll, created for the book Cruisin the Fossil Freeway, by Troll and Johnson. Visitors also will be able to observe Florida Museum scientists in a functioning paleontology lab preparing fossils collected during research projects from around the world. Other fossils in the exhibit, from the Florida Museum, the Utah Field House of Natural History, the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, Tenn., and a private collector, include an Ammonite, a large, extinct marine invertebrate; a dinosaur egg from China; a Diplomystus, an extinct sh that lived in the western U.S. about 56 to 34 million years ago; a bat fossil from the Green River Formation; and petri ed wood. Many of the fossils in the exhibit prep lab are from the omas Farm site in Gilchrist County and a National Science Foundationfunded research project in Panama. Florida Museum exhibit project manager Kurt Au enberg said he is hopeful the prep lab will give visitors a glimpse of how paleontologists prepare specimens and conduct research. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the process of science through discovery, Au enberg said. ey can see researchers sifting ne sediment or picking through a big slab of rock in search of a bone or tooth from an animal that lived millions of years ago. At speci ed times, visitors will be able to interact directly with the scientists and ask questions about fossils and the work performed in the lab. Exhibit volunteers will also be available to answer questions while scientists are working. Admission to Cruisin the Fossil Freeway is $5 for adults, $4.50 for Florida residents, seniors and college students and $4 for ages 3-17. Value admission tickets to the exhibit and Butter y Rainforest are also available, $13 for adults, $12 for Florida residents, seniors and college students and $9 for ages 3-17. Cruisin the Fossil Freeway was organized by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington. e exhibit is presented locally by the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences, Inc. and the Florida Museum Associates Board. e Florida Museum of Natural History is located at 3215 Hull Road just east of Southwest 34th in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Prices subject to change. For more information, including directions and parking, visit www. mnh.u .edu or call 352-846-2000. projects such as land judging, speaking, poster contest and Envirothon contest. e Soil & Water Conservation Board o ce is located at the USDA Service Center in Bronson. Resolve To Be More Organized In the New Year: Organize Your Memories (StatePoint) If you love your camera or smartphone, you probably already have a ton of photos and videos that need to be organized. You dont have to do the hard work if you choose a hosting site to protect, backup and share your photos. Be sure to pick one that has unlimited upload capability and privacy customization options. Whether youre sharing photos with Grandma, or running a business, a site like SmugMug (www.smugmug.com) lets you set the look of your site or gallery. eres no need to feel harried by the myriad details of managing your memories. With a little work and the right tools, you can stay on top of your tasks in the new year.
www.levyjournalonline.com LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 26 50 CENTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 L e v y L Levy L i f e ife Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email email@example.com.Found Photo In the Fall of 2003, a Levy County Journal sta er discovered a white box full of photographs that may or may not have run in earlier editions of the newspaper. e box was unmarked, and the photographs remain unidenti ed and unclaimed. Hence the name of our feature: Found Photo. We ask our readers to take a look and see if they can identify the folks in the photo, as well as the story behind it. By Kathy HilliardEditorHere is the opportunity for both adults and young people alike to get involved in activities you enjoy with others who enjoy them also. e University of Florida IFAS Extension o ce is calling all young people from 5 (must be 5 before Sept. 1st) to 18 years of age and all adult volunteers to become members of the largest organization in the world 4H. Here is the chance to learn about and get involved in sewing, baking, canoeing, photography, small engines, woodworking, aerospace, computers, electricity, gardening, small and large animals, marine life, wildlife, archery, butter ies, robotics, BBQ poultry contests, learning to give a speech or illustrated talk or participate in community service projects. In the Bronson area, at the Bronson Community Access Center, groups currently available are: Bronson Pals, Kountry Kids, Levy Shooting Stars, Levy Life Learners, Livestock Judging, Rafters Cross (Otter Creek) and Wildlife Adventures. In Chie and the groups available are: Double Sink, Kountry Bumpkins and Farm Pals. In Williston you can join: Buck Wild, Cornerstone 4-H and Outdoor Adventures 4-H. In order to keep the groups for the young people going or to start new ones the call is out for adult volunteers also so put on your thinking cap and walking shoes and volunteer your Calling All Ages to Have Fun e Levy County Horse Club held their 11th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Bene t Trail Ride on October 29, 2011. e event is held at the Tidewater Trailhead in Goethe State Forest each year in conjunction with Forest Awareness Month and Greenways and Trails Month. is bene t is for a great cause and what better reason to be out on the trails. is years event raised $4,800.00 that was donated to Shands Cancer Center to be utilized for the use of local breast cancer patients. e Levy County Horse Club has donated a total of $34,625.00 into our foundation that is administered by the Shands Cancer Center to date. e horse club held our annual Christmas ride/campout/dinner during the weekend of December 17th, 2011, at which time we presented the check to Jennifer Adams, Clinical Social Worker for Shands Cancer Center. She informed the club that the funds are desperately needed and how they have been used to bene t about 500 patients in need, so far. Funds have been utilized for purchasing patients combs, brushes, wigs, gas for trips for chemo treatments and even an occasional payment for patient electric bills. e monies also paid for an elderly ladys car transmission to be repaired to allow her transportation for her chemo treatments. A single parent who was a recipient of our funds four years ago went back to school and is now working at the Shands Cancer Center in order to give back and help others going through what she herself had undergone. Success stories such as this are what make it all worthwhile for all the planning, work and local business contributions to be able to put on an event that bene ts our neighbors. Should you be interested in next years event or wish to learn more about our the Levy County Horse Club, you may contact us on our website at www.levycountyhorseclub.com. Submitted by: Dave Wilson Horse Club Donates $4800 to Shands Cancer Centerideas and time to the young people of our community to help strengthen their bonds here and their skills in the Levy County traditions. e Kids Need You. e Levy County Association for Home and Community Education is a gathering organization for retirees to make crafts, donate some time, socialize, create fundraisers, and o er what they can to the betterment of their own lives and in the community. ere are three Home and Community Education Clubs in Levy County: Bronson Club: Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the Levy County Extension O ce in Bronson. Chie and Club: Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Hide-a-Way Springs Club House in Chie and. Williston Club: meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at di erent club members houses. e Mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through Education, Leadership and Action. For more information you can call Brenda or Trisha for 4-H or Murial Turner for HCE at (352) 486-5131 Help build a tradition of local community in Levy County for all ages sounds like a great New Years resolution that bene ts us all.Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint e Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint (CRSC) within the Gainesville District, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 starting at 9:30 p.m. e checkpoint will be conducted in Alachua County on State Road 222 in the 5300 block within the city of Gainesville, Fla. is is a continuing enforcement program to identify persons who are operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment, without a valid driver's license, without a proper vehicle registration, proper insurance or while under the in uence of alcohol or other drugs. e objectives of these checkpoints are: 1. Deter vehicles from being operated on the highways with defective equipment. 2. Deter drivers from operating vehicles without a valid drivers license. 3. Deter drivers from operating vehicles without proper insurance and/or proper registration. 4. Deter impaired driving and thereby reducing death, injury and property damage caused by alcohol and drug impaired drivers. 5. Deter currently impaired drivers before a crash occurs. 6. Conduct checkpoints with a minimum amount of intrusion and motorist inconvenience. 7. Ensure the safety of the a ected motorist and o cers. Every citizen using the highways is asked to Report Impaired Drivers to the nearest law enforcement agency, giving the following information: 1. Where you saw the vehicle and which direction the vehicle was traveling. 2. A description of the vehicle: its color, make and model. 3. A description of the driver: sex, race, etc. 4. e vehicle license number and state. Cellular telephone users may dial Star FHP (*347) to reach the nearest Florida Highway Patrol Communications O ce. is is a free call to the user and is a courtesy of the cellular companies in Florida. Cellular callers should continue to dial 911 for emergency medical or re rescue assistance. Roadside safety checkpoints are one part of our extensive enforcement plan, to enhance safe travel for the citizens and visitors of our State. As the holiday season ends and Floridians begin cleaning up decorations, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages Floridians to consider recycling Christmas trees. Recycling Christmas trees protects the environment and reduces the chance of starting a wild re. Should Floridians choose to burn their Christmas tree, the Department o ers 10 safety tips to avoid danger: 1. Check local ordinances and requirements for outdoor burning 2. Only burn if signi cant rainfall has occurred in the past three to four days. 3. Never burn on windy or high re danger days. 4. Only burn during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and one hour before dark 5. Select an appropriate site to burn, which meets or exceeds the following requirements: 25 feet from wildland brush or forested area; 25 feet from your home and 150 feet from your closest neighbor; 50 feet from any paved public roadway. 6. Clear the burn area of combustible materials 7. Remove all decorations from the tree before you burn. 8. Cut the tree into manageable sections, as necessary. 9. Do not leave the re until it is completely burnt ou. 10. Keep a water hose and shovel on hand. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Putnam on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/AdamPutnam, and Twitter, @adamputnam. 10 Tips for Safe Christmas Tree Disposal from Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Levy County Journal2BDecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar CEDAR KEYCedar Key Arts Center Cedar Key Arts Center has lots to o er in January. All events are open to the public. Cedar Key Arts Center January 2012 Workshops: Register at Cedar Keyhole or by contacting instructor. Non-members are welcome, just add $5 to cost or join CKAC. Info at cedarkeyartscenter.org Salons are held the 1st ,3rd and 5th Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. to demonstrate and discuss di erent aspects of art to gain a better understanding of various media. Jan 15 Composition and Jan 29 Perspective. Workshops for January: Jan. 13 wood shade burning with Carolyn Marek or wood relief carving with Bob Marek from 10 to 5 p.m., call Donna Bushnell, 352/493-1807; Jan. 16 color Wheel Mixing with Sandra Allen from 10 to 3 p.m., call 352/543-6208; Jan. 18 Fabric Dyeing with Virginia Stevenson from 10 to 3 p.m., call 352/465-7809; Jan. 30 costume jewelry rescheduled to Mar. 12. Classes Jan. 5 Art Education for middle/high school students, 3 p.m., call Zandy Zettler, 352/543-9920; Jan. 4, 9 to 12 p.m. Boat Builders with Earl Starnes, 352/543-6715; Photography processing and darkroom techniques with Chris Harkness at 10 a.m.; Jan. 10, Adobe Photoshop Elements (version 9) to improve/process photos with Ann Kamzelski, 7 p.m., 352/543-5568; Jan. 12, Painting 101 with Sandra K. Allen, 10 a.m., 352/543-6208; Jan. 12-Feb 16, Art Group erapy, closed sessions, evenings with Alexandria Zettler, 352/543-9920; Jan. 20, Still Life Open Studio with Sandi Allen. Call to All Artists Gallery events this winter will be open to all artists for contribution. Limit of 3 pieces per exhibitor and $5 entry fee per piece. Jan. 7th: Quilt Exhibit-open to community. Quilts due to CKAC by 5 p.m., on Jan. 3rd Photographer Christian Harkness will be featured in the Members Gallery. Gallery Reception is Jan. 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. March 3: Salute to Wildlife of Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges includes all mediums and open to the community. Due Feb. 28 by 5 p.m.Acoustical Afternoon for the Arts in Cedar Key Jan. 15On Sun., Jan. 15, 2012, the 2nd annual Acoustical Afternoon for the Arts bene t concert and silent auction will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Island Room Restaurant in Cedar Key. e silent auction will showcase pieces from a number of art festival artists including a live painting performance by well-known artist Susan Dauphinee of Cedar Key. ere will be a variety of appetizers served, a no-host bar will be available, and doors will open early at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and go on sale December 15th. Proceeds will promote the 2012 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, a juried ne art festival that has been happening in Cedar Key every April for the past 48 years. Reduced funding has made it necessary to raise additional monies to insure the continuation of the ne arts festival. e musicians volunteering their time and talents for this bene t are Joe Peters and Linda Hicks (West Lafayette, Ind.) and Bishop Davidson (Nashville, Tenn.). For a look and a listen about our performers and their music, go to: Joe Peters www.reverbnation.com/joepeters ~ Linda Hicks www.lindahicksmusic.com ~ MJ Bishop www.sonicbids.com/ mjbishop ~ WT Davidson www.reverbnation.com/wtdavidson For more information or tickets, please contact: Mandy Cassiano at 352/543-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Old Florida Celebration of the Arts o cial website www. cedarkeyartsfestival.comYANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Thrift Shop e Yankeetown-Inglis rift Shop will reopen on Tues. Jan. 3, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.WILLISTONWilliston Area Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet Jan. 20Please mark your 2012 calendar for a very special event, the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet. e Egg-stravaganza this year will feature a grand prize of a 37 at screen TV. e Banquet will be held on Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Williston Highlands Golf & Country Club and the cost of $25 per person includes a full meal and dessert. Table sponsorships are $200 for a table of 6.Levy County Fair Association Gearing UP for April 2012Preparations are underway for the 2012 Levy County Fair. e Fair will be April 12 through 15, at the Williston Airport Industrial Park, just across from the Williston Horsemans Park. e Fair Association is now collecting donations for its annual yard sale fundraiser. We are a non-pro t organization and all donations are tax deductible. We also REALLY need a large storage shed for both the yard sale and then at the Fairgrounds. We can pick up and move any donations. Call Marc at 352/538-5551 to make arrangements. ere is currently a lot of planning underway. Please visit our web site at www.LevyCountyFair.com and click on the Creative Arts link to see all the Creative Arts categories from Baking & Food Preservation, to Sewing and Hobby Crafts. We will have a Livestock Show that will include Steers, Heifers, Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, Rabbits and Poultry. Remember the Levy County Fair is not just a livestock show, we will have a full Midway with lots of exciting rides, attractions, games, tons of great food, a variety of exhibitors and much more, all for one low gate-admission price! Mark your calendars now and check out the website or call 352/528-2516. Williston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352-342-7525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CHIEFLANDCollege of Central FloridaCF Holiday Hours e College of Central will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 8 a.m. Classes begin ursday, Jan. 5. Some o ces will have limited operations during the break to assist students. Levy Center Enrollment Services will be open Dec. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. e center is located at 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chie and. A full schedule is available at the CF website, www.CF.edu. Click on MyCF at the top right. CNA Course Jan. 23 e College of Central Florida Levy Center is accepting applications for the next Certi ed Nursing Assistant training program which begins Monday, Jan. 23. is 120-hour program prepares students to take the Florida CNA exam and to work as a nursing assistant in hospitals, longterm care facilities, outpatient clinics and physicians o ces. e course consists of classroom instruction, skills lab training and hands-on clinical experience. Training is approximately six weeks and takes place at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chie and, and Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. A high school diploma or GED is not required but prospective candidates must take the Test of Adult Basic Education prior to enrolling in the class. To make an appointment to take the TABE at the Levy Center call 352-493-9533. Cost is $15. e course fee is $589 and additional expenses include textbook, background screening, health screening, uniform and the cost of the state exam. is course is not eligible for federal nancial aid including Pell Grant. For more information call 352/493-9533. Free Workshop to Start Business Jan. 30 CCF and Gainesville Score will be holding a workshop entitled Simple Steps to Starting Your Business. is workshop will be held on Mon., Jan. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. is is a free workshop. For more information please call 352/493-9533, ext. 2106.GILCHRIST COUNTYFree Computer Classes for Job Assistance Jan. 9Beginning on Jan. 9, 2012 Florida Crown Workforce Board will be o ering FREE computer classes in the Trenton o ce at 211-B SE 11 St. Basic computer classes will be o ered to assist those that are new to using a computer. We will also have basic computers classes for veterans and seniors. An advanced computing course will be o ered that will cover Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, and Excel. Every Tuesday, we will feature a resume writing and interview skills workshop. is is a great opportunity to create a new resume or update an existing one. Its also an opportunity to brush up on your interview skills. Contact Jackie Loubet at (352) 463-3677, ext. 109 for more information or to indicate your interest in attending one of these free classes. Space will ll up quickly and is on a rst-come, rstserved basis. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 29 High 4:04 AM 3.3 7:25 AM Rise 10:42 AM 19 29 Low 10:47 AM 0 5:43 PM Set 10:52 PM 29 High 5:08 PM 3.1 29 Low 11:09 PM 0.7 F 30 High 4:54 AM 3 7:25 AM Rise 11:14 AM 27 30 Low 11:19 AM 0.3 5:44 PM Set 11:46 PM 30 High 5:40 PM 3.1 Sa 31 Low 12:00 AM 0.7 7:26 AM Rise 11:45 AM 36 31 High 5:50 AM 2.7 5:45 PM 31 Low 11:53 AM 0.7 31 High 6:16 PM 3.1 Su 1 Low 1:01 AM 0.6 7:26 AM Set 12:38 AM 46 1 High 7:00 AM 2.4 5:45 PM Rise 12:17 PM 1 Low 12:36 PM 1 1 High 7:04 PM 3.2 M 2 Low 2:09 AM 0.5 7:26 AM Set 1:31 AM 55 2 High 8:21 AM 2.2 5:46 PM Rise 12:51 PM 2 Low 1:28 PM 1.3 2 High 7:55 PM 3.2 Tu 3 Low 3:22 AM 0.3 7:26 AM Set 2:24 AM 65 3 High 9:48 AM 2.2 5:47 PM Rise 1:27 PM 3 Low 2:34 PM 1.5 3 High 8:52 PM 3.2 W 4 Low 4:30 AM 0.1 7:27 AM Set 3:18 AM 73 4 High 11:06 AM 2.3 5:47 PM Rise 2:07 PM 4 Low 3:47 PM 1.6 4 High 9:49 PM 3.3 Suwannee River EntranceTh 29 High 4:10 AM 2.9 7:26 AM Rise 10:43 AM 19 29 Low 11:05 AM 0 5:43 PM Set 10:52 PM 29 High 5:14 PM 2.7 29 Low 11:27 PM 0.7 F 30 High 5:00 AM 2.6 7:26 AM Rise 11:15 AM 27 30 Low 11:37 AM 0.3 5:44 PM Set 11:46 PM 30 High 5:46 PM 2.7 Sa 31 Low 12:18 AM 0.7 7:27 AM Rise 11:46 AM 36 31 High 5:56 AM 2.4 5:45 PM 31 Low 12:11 PM 0.7 31 High 6:22 PM 2.7 Su 1 Low 1:19 AM 0.6 7:27 AM Set 12:39 AM 46 1 High 7:06 AM 2.1 5:45 PM Rise 12:18 PM 1 Low 12:54 PM 0.9 1 High 7:10 PM 2.8 M 2 Low 2:27 AM 0.5 7:27 AM Set 1:32 AM 55 2 High 8:27 AM 1.9 5:46 PM Rise 12:51 PM 2 Low 1:46 PM 1.2 2 High 8:01 PM 2.8 Tu 3 Low 3:40 AM 0.3 7:27 AM Set 2:25 AM 65 3 High 9:54 AM 1.9 5:47 PM Rise 1:28 PM 3 Low 2:52 PM 1.4 3 High 8:58 PM 2.8 W 4 Low 4:48 AM 0.1 7:27 AM Set 3:18 AM 73 4 High 11:12 AM 2 5:48 PM Rise 2:07 PM 4 Low 4:05 PM 1.5 4 High 9:55 PM 2.9 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 29 High 4:11 AM 3 7:24 AM Rise 10:41 AM 19 29 Low 11:42 AM 0 5:43 PM Set 10:51 PM 29 High 5:15 PM 2.8 F 30 Low 12:04 AM 0.7 7:24 AM Rise 11:13 AM 27 30 High 5:01 AM 2.7 5:43 PM Set 11:45 PM 30 Low 12:14 PM 0.3 30 High 5:47 PM 2.8 Sa 31 Low 12:55 AM 0.7 7:24 AM Rise 11:44 AM 36 31 High 5:57 AM 2.5 5:44 PM 31 Low 12:48 PM 0.7 31 High 6:23 PM 2.8 Su 1 Low 1:56 AM 0.6 7:25 AM Set 12:37 AM 46 1 High 7:07 AM 2.2 5:45 PM Rise 12:16 PM 1 Low 1:31 PM 0.9 1 High 7:11 PM 2.9 M 2 Low 3:04 AM 0.5 7:25 AM Set 1:30 AM 55 2 High 8:28 AM 2 5:45 PM Rise 12:50 PM 2 Low 2:23 PM 1.2 2 High 8:02 PM 2.9 Tu 3 Low 4:17 AM 0.3 7:25 AM Set 2:23 AM 65 3 High 9:55 AM 2 5:46 PM Rise 1:26 PM 3 Low 3:29 PM 1.4 3 High 8:59 PM 2.9 W 4 Low 5:25 AM 0.1 7:25 AM Set 3:16 AM 73 4 High 11:13 AM 2.1 5:47 PM Rise 2:06 PM 4 Low 4:42 PM 1.5 4 High 9:56 PM 3 Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1220-1390 1284 64.00-74.00 70.02Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price910-1150 1094 64.00-71.00 67.59Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1310-1435 1372 76.00-84.00 79.82 1535-1810 1681 76.00-84.00 78.77Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price205-235 225 185.00-195.00 188.04 305-345 330 164.00-175.00 170.08 360-385 376 154.00-159.00 155.93 405-440 424 146.00-153.00 149.27 455-470 463 145.00-151.00 147.56 505-540 527 131.00-141.00 134.88 555-595 574 127.00-135.00 130.74Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price230-240 232 160.00-170.00 166.18 260-295 276 157.00-172.00 165.56 310-345 328 140.00-150.00 148.11 360-380 369 135.00-145.00 139.98 405-440 426 135.00-140.00 137.17 460-485 480 130.00-140.00 137.4 510-530 523 120.00-127.00 122.27Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price215-245 225 150.00-160.00 153.63 260-280 270 150.00-160.00 154.1 310-330 324 138.00-146.00 142.85 360-390 372 139.00-148.00 143.02 405-440 428 138.00-148.00 143.55 460-485 477 126.00-132.00 128.95 505-540 528 122.00-128.00 124.66 555-580 564 120.00-127.00 124.78Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price205-240 233 125.00-140.00 133.66 260-295 279 130.00-140.00 134.47 305-330 316 120.00-130.00 126.95 360-390 370 130.00-137.50 135.2 410-440 424 118.00-127.00 123.26 460-485 472 117.00-124.00 120.41 505-520 512 114.00-117.00 115.52Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price905-1195 1025 64.00-74.00 69.11Lake City Weighted Average Report for 12/12/2011Bartow, FL Mon Dec 12, 2011 USDA-FL Dept of Ag Market NewsReceipts: 739 Last Week: 436 Year Ago: 429 Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Feeder steers and heifers steady. Feeder and replacement cows 1.00 to 3.00 lower. 29 percent slaughter cow, 3 percent slaughter bulls, with feeders making up approximately 68 percent of sale. In the feeders 42 percent steers, 44 percent heifers, and 14 percent feeder and replacement cows.
The Levy County Journal 3BDecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast Do You Have Questions About Medicare?Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder A airs, for one-on-one counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and con dential assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-2622243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. SHINE will be at: Wed, January 4th 10 am-Noon Williston Public Library Wed, January 4th 1:30-3:30pm Bronson Public Library Wed, January 18th 1:30-3:30pm Chie and Sr Ctr.Guardian ad Litem New Class Jan. 10, 2012Make a New Years Resolution to advocate for abused and neglected children. No special background needed. Legal and sta support provided. Next class starts Jan 10th. Call 352/4936051 or go to www.gal.alachua. .usLevy County Coalition Against Tobacco Meeting Jan. 10 e Levy County Coalition against Tobacco will be holding a meeting on Tues. Jan. 10, 2012 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Capital City Bank of Chie and. e Public is encouraged to attend.Simple Steps to Start Your Business Jan. 30 e College of Central Florida Levy Center and SCORE Gainesville, counselors to Americas small business, have joined forces to present Simple Steps to Starting Your Business. is free introductory workshop will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. e focus is on testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that in uence start-up success. is workshop will provide an overview of the skills and tools needed when deciding to start a business. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most pro table form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash ow and funding sources. At the conclusion, participants may sign up for additional business planning and mentoring sessions for a modest fee.Participants must register in advance to attend this free session. Register in person at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chie and, or online at CFItraining.cf.edu (select Levy noncredit classes). For more information call 352/493-9533.Tax-Aide Volunteers NeededAARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help with tax preparation in their community. Tax-Aide also needs instructors and computer technicians. e Luther Callaway Library is the Chie and tax site. For information call Bob at (352) 463-8936 or email: email@example.com 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.WRPC Working Groups Meeting Jan. 27 e working groups of the Levy County Local Mitigation Strategy and Community Wild re Protection Plans will hold their quarterly meeting on Jan. 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the emergency Operations Center in Bronson. For further information contact Michael Arnold, LEPC-5 Coordinator/ Snior Planner, Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, at 352/732-1315 ext 228. Nuisance Alligator Trappers Sought In Gilchrist, Levy CountiesInterested in catching nuisance gators? Live in Gilchrist or Levy County? e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Gilchrist and Levy counties. Applicants must have a clean criminal history, no sh or wildlife law violations and a valid, working email address. Applicants also must reside in the county where they intend to work. Applications must be received by Jan. 6, 2012. To learn more about becoming a nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com. ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK157 N. Hathaway Ave., BronsonBreaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab BRONSON RESTAURANTClosed for ThanksgivingHappy ThanksgivingCome bring in the NEW YEAR with Good Friends, Good Music and Good Food ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-49066 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Wal-Mart on East side of US 19, Chie and 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD ALL DAY EVERY DAY 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK Banquet Facilities Available!Crab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Live Band New Years Eve *No Cover Charge e Florida Department of Environmental Protections (DEP) Florida Park Service will sponsor free, guided hikes in nine state parks on New Years Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. Americas State Parks First Day Hikes o er individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 at a state park close to home. First Day Hikes o er a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family. We are excited to host First Day Hikes as part of this national e ort to get people outdoors and into Floridas award-winning state parks, said DEPs Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. First Day Hikes are a great way to enjoy the Florida sunshine and burn o those extra holiday calories by starting o the New Year with an invigorating walk or hike in one of our beautiful state parks. Americas State Parks boast a variety of beautiful settings for year-round outdoor recreation, and each First Day Hike will o er an opportunity to explore the unique natural and cultural treasures close to home. From California to Maine, hikers can climb hills and mountain tops, walk along ponds and beaches, and traverse trails through forests, elds and prairies. Visitors can listen to birds, breathe in the fresh air, discover wildlife tracks, feel the wind and the warmth of the sun or the coldness of the snow. Visitors can expect to be surrounded by the quiet beauty of nature in winter, experience spectacular views and vistas and bene t from the company of a knowledgeable state park guide. What better way to kick o the New Year than with a hike at a state park? said Ruth Coleman, President of the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD). ink of it as the start of a new and healthy lifestyle for the whole family. Whether youre staying close to home or traveling, join us at one of Americas State Parks on New Years Day. First Day Hikes originated more than 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a state park in Milton, Massachusetts. e program was launched to promote both healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year round recreation at state parks. Many other states have o ered outdoor recreation programs on New Years Day, however, this is the rst time all 50 state park systems have joined together to sponsor First Day Hikes. Florida Parks Take a First Day Hike on New YearsStudies have proven that getting outdoors is one good way to relax and recharge the body, mind and spirit, stated Phil McNelly, NASPDs Executive Director. We hope that hiking along a trail in a state park will become part of an individuals or familys regular exercise routine. Park sta and volunteers will lead the hikes, which average one to two miles or longer depending on the state park. Details about hike locations, di culty and length, terrain and tips regarding proper clothing are listed on the Americas state parks website. Visit www.americasstateparks.org to nd a First Day Hike nearest you. In Florida, hikes will be o ered at the following locations and times on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012: Torreya State Park, Bristol 9 a.m. Enjoy a two-mile guided hike through the most diverse topography in Florida and the Steephead Ravine systems bring a vast array of rare and endangered plants and animals. e federally endangered Torreya tree is one example of the special features that call Torreya State Park home. Water and appropriate shoes/clothing for weather conditions and terrain are recommended. For more information, call 850-643-2674. Camp Helen State Park, Panama City Beach 10 a.m. is two-mile ranger-lead hike winds through beautiful oak hammocks, coastal dune lake areas out to a gorgeous white sand beach. Water, insect repellant, sun screen and appropriate shoes/clothing for weather conditions and terrain are recommended. For more information, call 850-233-5058. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Cross Creek 10 a.m. Meet at the barn in the farmyard at this national historic landmark for a walk through the home of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Visitors can also explore the parks two short trails through the park, the rst trail goes from the front of the house in a loop through a Florida hammock and the second trail leads from the back of the historic property through a fern forest to the cypress trees. For more information, call 352-466-6372. Little Talbot Island State Park, Jacksonville 12 p.m. e Dune Ridge Trail meanders for two miles atop an ancient dune ridge under a canopy of live oaks, cedars and sable palms in a lush maritime hammock and concludes with a two mile walk along Little Talbot Island's picturesque beach. Water, snacks, insect repellant, layered clothing and a camera are recommended. For more information, call 904251-2320. Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach 9 a.m. is easy six-mile hike winds along ancient sand dunes in a maritime forest of centuries old live oaks. Water and appropriate shoes/clothing for weather conditions and terrain are recommended. For more information, call 904-277-7274. Sebastian Inlet State Park, Melbourne Beach 8 a.m. Join a park ranger on an early morning stroll along one of the Atlantic Ocean's dynamic beaches to learn about the drama of the endangered sea turtles, the importance of barrier islands and more. Water, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellant and sunscreen are recommended. For more information, call 321-984-4852. Colt Creek State Park, Lakeland 10 a.m. Participants should meet at the Mac Lake Pavilion for this two-mile ranger-led hike, meandering through pine atwoods, around cypress domes and by bottomland forests. Along the way, visitors will have the opportunity to view native plants and animals while learning about the natural and cultural resources of the park. Water, insect repellant, sunscreen and appropriate shoes/clothing for weather conditions and terrain are recommended. For more information, call 863-815-6761. De Leon Springs State Park, De Leon Springs 1 p.m. Join a park ranger for a four-mile hike on the Wild Persimmon Trail. Deer, turkeys and occasionally a black bear are spotted on this trail. Water, insect repellant and appropriate shoes/clothing for weather conditions and terrain are recommended. For more information, call 386-985-4212. Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin 11 a.m. A knowledgeable volunteer will guide visitors down nearly a mile of the Osprey Trail. With an optional two mile hike, visitors should bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and appropriate shoes/clothing for weather conditions and terrain are recommended. For more information, call 727-738-2903. America's State Parks is committed to promoting outdoor recreation in state parks as a way to address obesity, especially among children. Getting kids outside and unplugged from video games and other electronic media creates a unique connection with nature that promotes physical and mental well-being and encourages creativity and stewardship of our shared resources. e mission of the NASPD and America's State Parks is to promote and advance the state park systems of America for their own signi cance, as well as for their important contributions to the nations environment, heritage, health and economy. Would you like to create some art like the ones pictured here? Bob and Carolyn Marek can help you do just that at classes scheduled for Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cedar Key Arts Center. Bobs class is woodcarving in which you will outline the subject with a knife and when deep enough, you relieve the wood around the subject. Upon completion the subject can be colored or you can let the wood grain show. Carolyn will be teaching woodburning by using a woodburning tool to get the lights, mediums and darks necessary to create a beautiful picture, and then, if you wish, you can use watercolor crayons for color. e fee is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. e deadline is Jan. 5, 2012. So give a call to Donna Bushnell at 352/493-1807 and see what you can create in wood. Wood Crafts to Burn or Color
The Levy County Journal4BDecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 HENRY THOMAS KIGHTHenry omas Kight of Cross City passed away ursday, December 22, 2011. He was 71. Mr. Kight worked for Suwannee Lumber Company and was a member of the Cross City Church of God. He is survived by his sisters eresa (Cecil) Owens, Bessie Hall and Nadine Cothron, all of Chie and, Florida; brother John Jackson Kight of Deland, Fla. and half-brother Charlie Gill of Lake City. A memorial service will be held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel on ursday, December 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ed Ivey o ciating. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.ERNEST ISAAC RICHBURGFebruary 6, 1925 December 24, 2011 Ernest Isaac Richburg, born 06 of February 1925, to James and Addie Mae Richburg in Cedar Key, Fla., the youngest of 10 children, died December 24, 2011 at North Florida Regional Hospital. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII from 1941 to 1945. He raised a family of six children and worked in the insurance business for 40 years. He was an active member of e Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he served faithfully in many callings. His greatest love was Missionary work and Temple work. Mr. Richburg was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betty Rose Lampros and his only son Ernest Glenn Richburg. He is survived by his brother, Mellious Richburg and a sister Maggie Martin; his ve daughters: Shelia Zigler, Mary Smith, Paula Tucker, Martha and Marsha Richburg; his 18 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren who loved their Papa (Papa Superman). e greatest joy was being with his Eternal Family. Services were held at the L.D.S. Church in Williston on December 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. with a visitation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston, Fla.NELLY LOUISE HUSSEYNellie Louise Hussey of Cross City passed away December 23, 2011 at the age of 66. Nellie was a resident of Dixie County for the past 25 years. She and her husband, Charles Reeves, worked for their good friend Bob Davis for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and making ceramics. Nellie is survived by her sons Kenneth Ardis Sr. of Sorrento, Fla., Robert Reeves of Prattville, Ala., Floyd Reeves of Mulberry, Fla. and Claude Reeves of Millbrook, Ala.; her sister Linda Lawson of Durham, NC; 10 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren. She will be missed by her family and friends. Arrangements were handled by Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla., 352-498-5400DR. JOHN CLEMENT DAVIS SR. Dr. John Clement Davis, Sr. of Lake City died Wednesday evening, December 21,2011 in the Lake City Medical Center following an extended illness at the age of 75. A native of Chie and, Fla., Dr. Davis moved to Lake City forty-six years ago. He was the son of the late Joe and Lora Wynn Davis. Following graduation Dr. Davis went on to serve in the United States Army. He then attended and graduated from the University of Florida, Florida State University and Auburn University. He received his Doctorate in English from Auburn. He served for several years as the Adjunct Professor of English at Florida State University and then as e Dean of Vocational Studies at Lake City Community College (Gateway College). He retired in 1997 due to his ill health. Dr. Davis was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City and had served on the Board of the Florida Baptist Association. He was also a member of the Lake City Masonic Lodge #27 F&A.M.; Scottish Rite Bodies; Morocco Shrine Temple; e Order of the Eastern Star and e Order of the Amaranth. Dr. Davis was an avid Florida Gator fan who, in his spare time, enjoyed hunting, shing and mowing his lawn. Dr. Davis is survived by his wife of fty-three years, Mary Ann Davis; his son, John Davis, Jr. and his grandchildren, John William Davis, Matthew James Davis and Taylor Ann Davis all of Lake City. Also surviving is one brother Cecil R. (Lucy) Davis of Ocala, Fl and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services for Dr. Davis will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on ursday, January 5, 2011 in the First Baptist Church of Lake City. BETTY H. DOWJuly 20, 1923 December 25, 2011 Betty H. Dow of Williston passed away on December 25, 2011 at the age of 88. She was born on July 20, 1923 in Middleberry, Vt. to Lee and Hazel Hemenway. She moved to Williston in 1983 from Ft. Lauderdale. She worked as a telecommunicator for most of her life. She was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed being outdoors and growing her owers in her garden. She was an animal lover, especially her cats. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and shopping. She is survived by her daughter Lana Herman (Jack); brother Russell Bud Hemenway (Liz); grandsons, Joe and Tom and great-grandsons: Tommy, Cody and Austin. Graveside services will be held on ursday, December 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida 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 Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions ObituariesChurch CalendarGods Not Asleep You Know Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Jan. 13, 2012 e Fish Dinner, fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Jan. 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch will be on Wed. Jan. 18 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 27AFREE Christmas Breakfast in Williston Dec. 24 e First Baptist Church of Williston is o ering a FREE Christmas Breakfast for those in need on Saturday morning, Dec. 24th at 8 a.m. Come and join us in the Fellowship Hall. Recorded Marriagescontinued on page 7BAs a young teen I was ambling across my grandfathers back yard when I commented, Papas shore got green grass this year. My little brother Heath, six years my junior, stopped to wiggle his dirty toes. Soft too, he added, Papa says hes the furst in the county to plant this fancy new grass like what they got on a golf course. I whomped him with my plastic Wi e ball bat for no particular reason and took o toward the storage barn. I got me an idea, I called. Heath rubbed his cotton top and took out after me, mostly just wanting to know what I was scheming next. Where are all Uncle Joeys clubs, I fumed, tossing out an empty golf bag. Heath ducked and began working his tongue over his silver front teeth. You member, he recalled, We cut the heads o em to make spears for poking stu . I narrowed my eyes, remembering our subsequent groundings, and went back to my ransacking. We managed to nd one heavy headed putter and a couple of old striped golf balls. After a while I plopped down on a box of my Grandmas family china to pitch my new idea. Well design our own golf course! Heaths mouth gapped wide. He listened breathlessly as I laid out the rest of the details. He giggled the whole time I spray painted the outline of our rst green across Papas back lawn. We can even use the house as a backstop, I suggested, taking into account its close proximity. Heath eyes glassed over as he marveled at such wisdom.Since our Papa happened to be taking a nap, I gured Id show him a little courtesy, and forgo waking him just to ask if we could use his riding mower. So I took the keys down from his secret hiding spot and drove it on over. I gured to be through before he woke up anyway. Lowering the blade fully, I cut out a big circle. Meanwhile, Heath bent four spoons in the process of planting a plastic drinking cup to serve as the golf hole.Our partnership seemed to be going pretty well, until the testing phase began. Apparently, somewhere along the line Heath had gotten the impression hed get the rst putt. e little munchkin went berserk when I snatched the putter and whacked one. His glassy eyes turned to ames, and he commenced wailing on me like a prize ghting attack kangaroo. Man, I thought, Hes got a lot to learn about golf etiquette! With the aid of the Wi e ball bat I was nally able to settle him down enough to evaluate the results of our rst putt. Not good, I announced, Time for plan B. Heath wiped the foam from the corner of his mouth and looked at me sideways. at means go get the push mower dummy, I barked, rubbing the newly forming knot hed laid on my scalp. With a pair of pliers we raised the push mowers deck wheels until it was plowing dirt, and then proceeded to mercilessly skin that poor grass down to the nub. However, even after the dust and engine smoke cleared, the subsequent putts rolled no truer. Inwardly I began to blame it all on Papa and his fancy new golf course grass. Ever resilient, we scooted back to the edge of a cotton eld and teed up a ball atop a rock to practice our drives. I wisely o ered to let Heath take the rst swing, wherewith he promptly shanked one o the side of the barn. I admit I laid a few dents in it myself before eventually lifting up a picturesque shot down towards that bare brown patch. We high- ved and watched with delight, until it bounced up and crashed through the master bedroom window! A growl inside indicated we had awakened a sleeping bear. Neither Heath nor I were interested in another knot on our noggin, so we dropped that putter and high tailed it to the bayou, where we hid until our mom came and stole us away under the cover of darkness. I hate to think of what Papa bear wouldve done if hed have gotten his paws on us. Of course you can see where he might be a little upset. Do you ever wonder how God feels when He looks down from His window in heaven? Weve made a pretty good mess of His back yard too you know. Not to mention how we treat one another! Maybe were not as sure re smart as we think we are, or getting away with as much. Gods not asleep you know. Papa used to have an old saying erell be hell to pay, and while God doesnt use that exact phrase, He does promise that judgment day is coming. Dont fool yourself. ( e Lord isnt really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 NLV). But anywayNo bayou is dark enough to hide our sins from the Lord. Are you still putting along toward destruction? Why dont you repent and give your life to Jesus like Heath and I nally did? -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 December 5, 2011Solomon Edwards, 4/7/30, to Regina Marcella Rhomes, 12/20/65, both of Altamonte Springs.December 6, 2011Andy Jason Nickolls, 11/2/81, to Julie Christina Grizzle, 8/22/66, both of Bronson.December 12, 2011Michael Louis Bednar, 11/2/90, to Shealea Nicole Necker, 1/13/89, both of Gainesville.December 15, 2011Joshua Micah Pearson, 9/3/86, to Erin Christine Osell, 2/13/90, both of Cedar Key. Joshua Scott Berry, 11/4/75, of Morriston to Michelle Nina Hiers, 7/19/77, of Dunnellon. Norman Lee Hodge Jr., 12/14/88, to Shelby Hope Laplante, 6/23/92, both of Cedar Key. Michael Christopher Taylor, 7/26/78, of Crabtree, Pa. to Leann Melissa Showers, 3/3/70, of Derry, Pa.
The Levy County Journal 5BDecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to two Writs of Execution issued out of the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida on the 24th day of October, 2011 in the cause wherein FIRST SOUTHWESTERN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, as assignee of the F.D.I.C., as receiver for Cowlitz Bank, a Washington banking corporation, was Plaintiff and JOHANNES VANDERWEY, was the Defendant, being case number 2011-CA-294 in said court, I, Johnny Smith, as Sheriff of Levy County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the Defendant, JOHANNES VANDERWEY, in and to the following described real property:Exhibit A A parcel of land in the South 1/2 of Section 19, Township 13 South, Range 19 East, Levy County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For a Point of Reference, commence at the SE corner of Section 19, Township 13 South, Range 19 East, Levy County, Florida; thence N 002140 W, along the East line of SE 1/4 of said Section 19, a distance of 315.00 feet, to the NE corner of that property described In Deed Book 92, page 297; thence N 894701 W, along the North line of last said property, 40.00 feet, to the West right of way line of NE 200th Avenue; thence N 002140 W, along said right of way line, 481.77 feet, to the SE corner of that property described in Official Records Book 552, page 293; thence N 894247 W, along the South line of last said property, 675.21 feet; thence continue N 894247 W, along said South line, 464.42 feet, to the SW corner of last said property; thence N 021530 W, along the West line of last said property, 310.60 feet, to the Point of Beginning; thence N 894701 W, 1426.90 feet to the Easterly right of way line of the CSX Railroad, being a point on a curve concave to the East, having a radius of 5664.58 feet, and through which point passes a radial bearing of S 873333 E; thence Northerly, along said right of way and the arc of said curve, through a central angle of 063407, a distance of 649.42 feet, to the Point of Tangency of said curve; thence N 090034 E, along said right of way, 916.54 feet, to the North line of SE 1/4 of said Section 19; thence S 894247 E, along said North line, 1157.48 feet, to the NW corner of said property described in Official Records Book 552, page 293; thence S 021530 E, along said West line of last said property, 1551.86 feet, to close on the Point of Beginning. And the following described strip of land: For a Point of Reference, commence at the SE corner of said Section 19; thence N 002140 W, along the East line of SE 1/4 of said Section 19, a distance of 315.00 feet to the NE corner of that property described in Deed Book 92, Page 297; thence N 894701 W, along the North line of last said property, 40.00 feet to the West right of way line of NE 200th Avenue; thence N 002140 W, along said right of way line, 481.77 feet to the SE corner of that property described in Official Records Book 552, Page 293; thence N 894247 W, along the South line of last said property, 675.21 feet; thence continue N 894247 W, along said South line, 464.42 feet to the SW corner of last said property; thence N 021530 W, along the West line of last said property, 310.60 feet; thence N 894701 W, 896.17 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 002140 E, 1043.75 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Northeast, having a radius of 25.00 feet; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve, through a central angle of 892521, a distance of 39.02 feet to the North right of way line of East Levy Street; thence N 894701 W, along said right of way line, 110.01 feet to the point of cusp of a curve concave to the Northwest, having a radius of 25.00 feet and through which point passes a radial bearing of N 001259 E; thence Northeasterly along the arc of said curve, through a central angle of 903439, a distance of 39.52 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence N 002140 W, 1043.24 feet; thence S 894701 E, 60.00 feet to close on the Point of Beginning.On the 10th day of January, 2012 at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street Bronson, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. I will offer for sale and sell all of the said Defendants right, title, and interest in the above described real property at public auction and will sell the same subject to prior liens, encumbrances, and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for cash in hand and /or certified check, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the described executions. Johnny Smith, Sheriff Levy County, Florida In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Levy County Sheriffs Office Civil Division not later than five working days prior to the proceeding at P.O. Drawer 1719, Bronson, Florida 32621. Telephone (352) 4865207, Lt. Todd Polo. Pub.: Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 664805 of the sale of 2005 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): MARGARET SMITH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 44, BLOCK 2, CORRECTIVE PLAT OF OAK FOREST ESTATES IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 29, 29A AND 29B, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: T. JEAN MADDEN 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 028207 of the sale of 2007 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: COMMENCING AT A POINT WHERE THE RANGE LINE DIVIDES 14 & 15, CROSSES THE RIGHT OF WAY OF A.C.C. RAILROAD ON THE WEST SIDE AND RUNNING SOUTH ON RANGE LINE 150 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 175 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LAND BEING IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, OFFICIAL RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT ANY EXISTING ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: LENARD E JAMISON, FANNIE MAE JAMISON 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 066708 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): TIMBERLAKE PRESERVE LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE E 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: C SANTAMARIA, O. RODRIGUEZ, CAYETANO SANTAMARIA, ONEIDA RODRIGUEZ 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 385608 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): WOMBLE, BILL LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 3, BLOCK 42, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ROBERT DARDEN, KEVIN ROBERT DARDEN 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 398508 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): WOMBLE, BILL LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1, BLOCK 4M IN SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 18A AND 18B. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: CHAN H. CHIN, ALICE J CHIN 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 033709 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): CHARLES CASEY LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE SOUTH 330 FEET OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 14, RANGE 14, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD 345, SITUATE IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: JUDY MOSES, KEVIN B NYACK 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 069009 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): TIMBERLAKE PRESERVE LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE E 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: LUIS SILVA 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 069109 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): TIMBERLAKE PRESERVE LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: R. H. TARRADEL M. A. ABREU, RAMADES HERRERO TARRADEL, MIREYA ALVAREZ ABREU 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 100709 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): SHIRLEY DIGREGORIO LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE E 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4, OF THE NW 1/4, OF THE SE 1/4, OF THE NW 1/4, OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS TRACT 140. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ISMAEL TORRES-RODRIGUEZ 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 101009 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): SHIRLEY DIGREGORIO LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE E 1/2, OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4, OF THE SE 1/4, OF THE NW 1/4, OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: GENEROSA FANTAUZZI, GENEROSA FANTAUZZI VDA DE ACEVEDO 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 273009 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): DAVID DIBARTOLOMEO LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1 AND 11 AND THE SOUTHERLY 20 FEET OF LOTS 2 AND 10, BLOCK D, HALES ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MICHAEL FISCHER, GAIL FISCHER 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 23rd day of January, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 14th DAY OF DECEMBER 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Dec 22, 2011, Dec 29, 2011, Jan 05, 2012, Jan 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO: 38-2011-DP0024 IN THE INTEREST OF: K. A-J (M) 3/15/2010 A minor child NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT FOR ADOPTION THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Leslie Thomas Address unknown You are hereby notified that a petition under oath has been filed in the abovestyled Court for the termination of your parental rights to K. A-J, a male child born March 15, 2010, in Marion County, Florida, and for permanent commitment of the child to the Department of Children and Families for subsequent adoption. You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the General Magistrate, at the Levy County Courthouse, Bronson, Florida, on the 18th day of January, 2012, at 9:40 a.m. for an Advisory Hearing.
The Levy County Journal6BDecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECI FIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE NAMED CHILD. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU WANT AN ATTORNEY BUT ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD ONE, THE COURT WILL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT YOU. This notice shall be published once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks in The Levy County Journal at Bronson, Florida, commencing on December 22, 2011. WITNESS my hand as the clerk of said Court and the Seal therefore, this day of December, 2011. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of Circuit Court By: Judy Marino Deputy Clerk KRISTINE L. COFFIN, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 0068508 Attorney for the Department P.O. Box 1459 Chiefland, FL 32644 Telephone: (352) 493-6850 Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011, Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 38-2011-CP -000196 IN RE: ESTATE OF MADELINE S. COLWELL, a/k/a MADELINE COLWELL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MADELINE S. COLWELL, a/k/a MADELINE COLWELL, deceased, whose date of death was September 4, 2011, File Number 38-2011CP-000196, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32626. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 22, 2011. Personal Representative: STARLA EMANUEL 6650 SW 96th Court Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Attorney for Personal Representative: R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP Florida Bar No. 110207 LAW OFFICE OF R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP Attorney for Personal Representative 19 NE Third Street Post Office Box 10 Chiefland, FL 32644 Telephone: 352/493-2525 Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Honorable Robert E. Roundtree, Jr File Number 2010-CP00067 IN RE: The ESTATE OF RAINER SALM Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RAINER SALM, deceased (3/20/2010), is pending in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court Street Bronson, Florida 32621. The estate is testate and the date of the decedents Will is March 1, 2002. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served must object to the validity of the will, qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. OTHERWISE, ALL CLAIMS AND DE MANDS NOT SO FILED BY ANY OBJECTING PER SON, OR THOSE OBJEC TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to elective share is required to file an election to take elec tive share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED. The Date of this first publication is December 22, 2011. Personal Representative Krzysztof Olschewski 8680 Cobblestone Point Circle Boynton Beach, FL 33472 (954)854-2579 Attorney for the Estate Nicole Sauvola FBN 611301 Sauvola & Associates, P.A. 1750 N. Florida Mango Road, Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561)506-5606 Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Honorable Robert E. Roundtree, Jr., File Number 2010-CP00068, IN RE: The ESTATE OF ALICE STUEBLING-SALM, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ALICE STUEBLING-SALM, de ceased (3/20/2010), is pending in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court Street Bronson, Florida 32621. The estate is intestate. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorLEGAL NOTICESney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served must object to the validity of the will, qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this Notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. OTHERWISE, ALL CLAIMS AND DE MANDS NOT SO FILED BY ANY OBJECTING PER SON, OR THOSE OBJEC TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to elective share is required to file an election to take elec tive share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED. The Date of this first publication is December 22, 2011. Personal Representative Krzysztof Olschewski 8680 Cobblestone Point Circle Boynton Beach, FL 33472 (954)854-2579 Attorney for the Estate Nicole Sauvola FBN 611301 Sauvola & Associates, P.A. 1750 N. Florida Mango Road Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561)506-5606. Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA00667 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. GARY W. SULLIVAN, a single person; FRANCES J. STRICKLAND, a single person; any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named defendants who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other claimants; TENANT # 1; TENANT #2 the names being fictitious to account for any unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, DANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for LEVY County, Florida, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment In Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, will sell at public sale the following described property situate in LEVY County, Florida, to wit: LOT 11, CEDAR PINES UNIT 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, page 11, public records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 2004 FTWD mobile home bearing ID# FLFL370A30621CY21 and FLFL370B30621CY21. Said sale shall be made to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause and will be held on the courthouse steps of the LEVY County Courthouse in Bronson, Florida, on the 13th day of February, 2012, commencing at the hour of 11:00 AM. All interested parties shall be governed accordingly by this Notice. DATED this 14th day of December, 2011. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Raina M. Feagle /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE D.A.M. Properties, LLP, Commercial Division, d/b/a L&L 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 January 7, 2012 at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue, Williston, Florida, D.A.M Properties, LLP, Commercial Division, by and through its agent, will conduct a sale by any other means necessary, (Sealed Bids, Yard Sale or Auction) to satisfy a statutory lien. For the contents of the storage bay or bays rented by the following person/persons: James Dryer 5191 NE 107 Court Bronson, FL (Last Known) Glen Gates 2850 NE 167 Ave Williston, FL (Last Known) Consists of household, personal, or miscellaneous items, stored at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue, Williston, Florida. Manager reserves the right to bid and refuse or reject any and all bids. The Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. The public is invited to attend. Dated December 19, 2011 L&L Storage 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue Williston, Florida 32696 (352) 528-6179 Sate Date: January 7, 2012 Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000093 FLORIDA CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. PEGGY JO KIDD AND CLAUDE RAY KIDD, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Levy County, Florida, will on January 23, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at the Front entrance of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry, one by one, to the highest bidder for cash, the property located in Levy County, Florida, as follows: Lot 2, Block 4, THE FARMS AT WILLISTON, INC., UNIT 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 13 and 13-A, Public Records of Levy County, Florida pursuant to the final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 22, 2011, in the above-styled cause, pending in said Court. 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. Danny Shipp, clerk Clerk of Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Dec. 22, 29, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2008-CA000940 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF HELEN BAXTER HAWKINS, DECEASED; CLIFF HAWKINS, HEIR; SUZANNE MCDONALD, HEIR; LIANNE YOUNG, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);; SUNTRUST BANK, N.A. ; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF HELEN BAXTER HAWKINS, DECEASED; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 336191328, telephone (813) 9158660, facsimile (813) 9150559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEVY AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 581 AT PAGE 429 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS. LOT 7, BLOCK 24, UNIT 7, WILLISTON HIGH LANDS, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 4 OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS, OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME VIN#JACFL16995A AND VIN#JACFL16995B. To include a: 1996 CLASSIC VIN JACFL16995A and 71266040 1996 CLASSIC VIN JACFL16995B and 71266041 If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at LEVY County this 19th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: 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, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 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. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter preter@ circuit8.org Pub.: Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38-2011-CA000716 DIVISION: 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, etc., Plaintiff vs. STACY L. DUPREE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on December 20, 2011, in Case No: 38-2010-CA-000716 of the Circuit Court, Levy County Florida, in which 21st Mortgage Corporation is Plaintiff and Stacy L. Dupree, et al., are the defendants, the Clerk of this Court will sell at public sale the following described real property: The SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and the East of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the East of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 and East of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 all in Section 30, Township 14 South, Range 16 East, Levy County, Florida. Together with 2004 Nobility, Reg. Man Spec, 66 x 26 manufactured home, Serial No: N19616AB, located on the property. The sale will be held on January 30, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the main lobby to the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court St., Bronson, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes.. 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 to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of cer tain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator, 355 S. Court St. Bronson, FL 32621 (352) 337-6327 at least 7 days before you 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. Dated this 20th day of December, 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF SAID COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA001505 CU MEMBERS MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A., Plaintiff
The Levy County Journal 7BDecember 29, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Obituaries continued fron page 4B LEGAL NOTICESvs. NED POTTER, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated December 20, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 38-2010-CA001505, in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, wherein CU MEMBERS MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF COLONIAL SAVINGS, F.A. is the Plaintiff, and NED POTTER, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, de scribed as: LOT 6, BLOCK 1, GLENWOOD ESTATES UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bron son, FL 32621 at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of January, 2012. 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: December 20, 2011. Levy County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ In accordance with the Americans 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 Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, tele phone (352) 486-5100, TDD 1-800-9558771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Pub.: Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000831 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-BC2 Plaintiff, v. SHANE KEITH COLEMAN, ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SHANE KEITH COLEMAN, SHARON COLEMAN, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown par ties claim as heirs, devi sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current Residence Un known, but whose last known address was: 2630 N.E. 167TH AVE., WILLISTON, FL 32696 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida, to-wit: LOT FIVE (5), FOX RUN SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before January 27, 2012, or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter, 885110827 otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 19th day of December, 2011. (SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CON TACT (352) 3743639 OR VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8771. Pub.: Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA000154 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. KELLY JONES PUTMAN A/K/A KELLY J. PUTMAN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated Decem ber 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA-000154 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Cir cuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and KELLY JONES PUTMAN A/K/A KELLY J. PUTMAN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY JONES PUTMAN A/K/A KELLY J. PUTMAN N/K/A CHARLES BISHOP; SHANE TRAVIS PUTMAN A/K/A SHANE T. PUTMAN; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVE NUE; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; 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 6th day of Feb ruary, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judg ment: LOT 48, FOREST PARK, UNIT 11, AS PER PLAT THEREOF US RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND AN APPURTENANCE THERETO. ID NO: DISH02509A/B A/K/A 11951 NE 80TH 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 December 20, 2011. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this 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. Univer sity Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237/Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 5, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: 2012 Florida Department of Transportation Mitigation Plan (Draft) Meeting DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 2:004:00 p.m. PLACE: Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Bldg 4, 1st Floor, Conference Rooms 112 A & B, Brooksville, Florida 34604 PURPOSE: Discussion of the 2012 Florida Department of Transportation Mitigation Plan (Draft). Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; 1-352796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only), extension 4395. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districts Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; 1-352-7967211 or 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only), extension 4702; TDD (Florida only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd. state.fl.us. Pub.: Dec. 29, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public workshop to which all interested persons are invited: Surplus Lands Assessment Public Information Meeting: Explanation of the evaluation process for assessment of SWFWMD land holdings for potential surplus options. The meeting purpose is to obtain public input. Governing Board and Advisory Committee members may attend. DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 11, 2012; 6 p.m. PLACE : SWFWMD Sarasota Service Office, 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota FL 34240 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar;1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211 For more information, you may contact: Cheryl. Hill@watermatters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0182) If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districts Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-4231476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-2316103; or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state. .us Pub.: Dec. 29, 2011. ---------Across1. Bandy words 5. ___ four 10. Order taker 14. Decline 15. Home ___ 16. 100 cents 17. Song and dance, e.g. 18. Catalogs 19. Ballet move 20. Restaurant host, French (2 wds) 23. Baptism, for one 24. Conceit 28. Buttonhole 31. Fantasy Island prop 32. Comprende? 33. Twisted shape 36. Mozarts L___ del Cairo 37. Enlarge, as a hole 38. Dust remover 39. Like a stu ed shirt 40. ___ grass 41. Region surrounding Earth where clouds form 45. Schuss, e.g. 46. Accident 47. Co ee server 48. Modus operandi 50. Dirty coat 51. Impossible to enter 57. Bowed 60. In pieces 61. Bounced checks, hangnails, etc. 62. 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Mase eld play e Tragedy of ___ DownSAMUEL MERRILL GASTON JR.September 21, 1936 December 23, 2011 Mr. Samuel Merrill Gaston, Jr. of Jena, Fla. passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was 75. Mr. Gaston was born in Anniston, Ala. on September 21, 1936 to Samuel, Sr. and Tommie Gaston. He retired from the United States Navy and then became a long distance truck driver for Yowells Transportation and several others, including Suwannee Lumber. He moved to Steinhatchee in 1984 from Melbourne, Fla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee and enjoyed shing, and handyman projects. Mr. Gaston is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sylvia Gaston of Jena; daughters: Deborah Anne Gaston of Atlanta, Ga., Carla Faye Gaston of Titusville and Anita Lee (John) Cofelice of Melbourne; step-daughter, Deborah Luwynn Garmley of Jasper; step-sons: Robert Sanders Edgerton of Atlanta, Ga., James Christopher Edgerton of Louisiana, Timothy Eugene Edgerton of Louisiana and Michael Scott Edgerton of Crawfordville, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren. A visitation was held at the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m.. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee with Rev. Leon Holden o ciating. Interment followed at Waters Memorial Cemetery in Steinhatchee. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.JAMES DUKE BROWNApril 20, 1946December 22, 2011 James Duke Brown, owner and operator of J&B Satellite, Inc., born April 20, 1946, left this earth to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 22, 2011 at the age of 65. Jim was the most amazing man: husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a giving, honest, fun-loving, caring, sweet, generous man. He had ethics that were stupendous. When he gave his word, he lived up to it. When he said he would do something, he did it. If something needed to be done, he did it. He loved Jesus, his church, his family and his friends. He gave four years to serving his country in the Air Force, but he gave a lifetime for the love of his country. He would do things to help folks without them knowing who had done it, hed help anyone who needed it-even strangers, and he was so admirable that no matter what was needed or who needed ithed help. He was not a materialist man, but he made sure that things that were needed were obtained. No matter where he went, there was someone that he knew.He loved his 8 cats and his sweet dog Annie. He loved Gator Football, being with family and friends and he especially loved riding his Honda Shadow Trike.James was preceded in death by his second wife, Shirley Brown; his mother, Mary Kennard and father Al Brown Sr; and his step father, George Kennard; his sister and two brothers, Doug and Jack Brown.James is survived by his wife of 355 glorious days, Gail Brown; his children: Robert Marsh (Dawn), Mike Marsh, Michelle Ruby (Mike), Samantha VelDink; his grandchildren: Glynn Marsh, Jessica Ruby, Emily, Hannah, and Sarah Ruby, Ryan and Melissa Hausner and his great-grandson, Clark Hausner; his parents-in law, Robert and Helen Poupard; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Evelyn Poupard, Tom and Sandy Poupard; brother Al Brown; many nieces and nephews and so many friends who were his extended family. A memorial service was held in his honor on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 from 6-8 pm at Knau Funeral Home in Williston. Funeral Services were held at the Bronson Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 11:00 am with Pastors Eddie Johnson and Jim Waldron o ciating. In lieu of owers, the family has requested that donations be sent to the Bronson Church of God (P.O. Box 909 Bronson, Fl. 32621) or the Gulf Hammock Church of God (P.O. Box 357 Gulf Hammock, Fl. 32639). Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home in Williston (352)528-3481. PATRICIA M. LOVETROPatricia M. Lovetro of Williston passed away at her residence on December 23, 2011 at the age of 53. She was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Charles and Sara Walters. After living most of her life in Clarksburg, she moved to Williston 11 years ago. She was a homemaker, a member of the Golden Memories Car Club. She loved working with her computer, shopping at ea markets, shing, and spending time with her dogs and her family. Patricia was preceded in death by her sons, Clarence and Terrance Digman and her brother, Ed Walters. She is survived by her husband of 10 years, Stanley Lovetro; her mother Sara Walters; her sons, James Digman and Carl Morrison Jr. (Melissa); her daughters, Christina McPherson (Nile) and Lisa Morrison; her brothers, Phillip and James Walters; her sisters: Lisa Frymyer, Susan Stalnaker and DeeDee Walters; four grandchildren: Carla Ann Morrison, Brian Lee Morrison, Amy Morrison, and Nicole Morrison. Family will be holding a memorial service in her honor at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home in Williston.DONALD LEE CRAMER, SR.April 25, 1941 December 21, 2011 Donald Lee Cramer, Sr. of Old Town passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his home at the age of 70. Mr. Cramer was born in Indiana, Pa. on April 25, 1941. He was a security guard for CBS in Arizona before moving to Old Town, from Ohio, 5 years ago. Mr. Cramer enjoyed shing. Mr. Cramer is survived by a son, Donnie Cramer (Jennifer) of Bronson; a daughter, Jennifer Cramer of Old Town; brothers, Kenneth Cramer and Gary Glance of Portsmouth, Ohio and Raymond Cramer of Pa.; sister, Ester Barkley of Pa.; and ve grandchildren. A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.
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Bronson Sports NewsLady Bulldogs Down Eagles e Bell Lady Bulldogs defeated district foe Bronson 62-42 on Tuesday night in Bell. e Lady Bulldogs, led by seven seniors and junior Olivia Bailey, took a halftime 29-21 lead and were able to pull away as the game progressed. Olivia Bailey led all Bulldog scorers with 20, Randi Moore had 17, and Samantha Bruce had 13. Brittany Riley led the Lady Eagles with 20 points, Shay Sherman had 7, Caitlyn Cates had 6, Deonna Hamilton 5, Brianna Mitchell 4. Bell (5-3, 4-1 in district) used e cient half-court o ense to build a lead on the Eagles and then was able to stretch out their lead in the 4th quarter by hard work and excellent passing. e Lady Eagles were down 50-42 with 3:10 left but went ice cold, not scoring again for the rest of the game. e Lady Eagles fell to 5-4 (2-2 in district) with the loss. e Lady Eagles have played all four district games and seven of their nine games on the road. Bells JV (4-0) also defeated the Lady Eagles JV (4-3) 52-26. Score by quarters Bronson 13 8 10 11 42 Bell 20 9 15 18 62Hilliard Flashes Defeat the Lady Eagles e Lady Eagles traveled to Nassau County to play the undefeated Hilliard Flashes on Friday night. District leader Hilliard (10-0, 5-0 in district) took an 18-7 lead on the Lady Eagles (5-5, 2-3 in district) and went on to win 59-35. e Flashes took advantage of frigid rst quarter shooting by the Eagles and steadily increased their lead. Shay Sherman led the Eagles with 17, Brittany Riley had 15, and Deonna Hamilton added a three. Brianna Mitchell led all rebounders with 8, and Deonna had 8 assists. Coach Hamilton was not pleased with the loss. Weve lost two games in a row and must get this ship going the right direction again. I was raised to believe players win games and coaches lose them. I let my players know I will do a better job as losing regularly is not acceptable. We are in a strong district that has ve teams that play year round basketball and the other team has a former college coach who does a great job with his kids. We must raise our level of play in order to win regularly. e girls play hard and represent their school and families well and I am proud of them, but we have higher goals than that. Bronson 7 9 12 7 35 Hilliard 18 9 14 18 59Lady Eagles Tame WolvesFormer district opponents, St. Francis, came to Bronson on Monday night to play the Bronson Lady Eagles in front of a sizable hometown crowd. e Lady Eagles did not disappoint, defeating the visiting Wolves 51-35. e Lady Eagles jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the rst quarter, expanded it to 22-10 at halftime, led 31-22 at the end of the 3rd quarter, and then built a 19-point lead before nishing 51-35. Leading scorer Shay Sherman had 21 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and 3 steals to lead the charge for Bronson. Brittany Riley and Caitlyn Cates also added 10 points. Brittany Riley added 13 rebounds, Brianna Mitchell had 7, and Deonna Hamilton had seven assists. Super sub Faith Heath also played hard contributing valuable minutes for the Eagles. Coach Hamilton was pleased with the support the girls received. It was so good to have so much support at an all girls night. e fans were plentiful and very supportive. It means a lot to the girls to have the community support. eyve worked hard to become a better team and I think our community enjoys watching them. Were going to need that support as we play two of our toughest district opponents the next two games. We play a twice beaten Hawthorne team and an undefeated Hilliard team. How about our JV team? Playing one 8th grader and the rest seventh and sixth graders they beat St. Francis High School players 63-30 tonight. Wow! e Lady Eagles and Boys teams will be hosting district rivals Hawthorne on January 3rd and Hilliard on January 7th. e Lady Eagle Varsity team is now 6-5, and the JV team is 5-3. St. Francis dropped to 3-7. Bronson: Sherman 21, Riley 10, Cates 10, Hamilton 4, Mitchell 4, Heath 2. St. Francis: Fallo 9, Brakish 8, Broch 8, Lee 7, Lagos 2, Magee 2. Submitted Springhouse Quilter's nished out their 2011 quilting year with their nal business meeting for the year in November followed by their annual Christmas Party on December 5. e party was held at the Ice House next door to the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop. is was a fun evening with approximately 70 ladies all decked out in their beautiful Christmas nery. From porch to banquet room, the Shoppe was festive with greenery, poinsettias and holiday decor. e evening began with appetizers and punch followed by a bu et dinner and a spectacular dessert selection all prepared in the kitchens of our members. Business for the evening was brief. e 2012 guild o cers were installed by President Pat Hodges. O cers are: President, Mary Rawlings; First VicePresident, Nancy Coile; Second VicePresident, Miriam Otera; irdVice President, Dee Gay; Secretary, Elaine Zahn and Treasurer, Lois Scott. Frances Williams announced that Shirley Regis of Newberry had won the 2011 ra e quilt entitled, "Jane's Tulips", after holding a drawing of the 1600 tickets sold on the quilt. Frances Williams and Pat Hodges presented gifts of appreciation to Stephanie and Paul Metts for their generosity and support throughout the year. Susan Manina another winner during the evening, received a gift certi cate donated by Stephanie Metts to the December 17th tea held in the Ru ed Rose Tea Room. Each member attending the party was requested to bring a food item to be donated to the local food bank. ere were at least 125 cans and cartons of food collected for the food bank. As business ended, applause erupted as Santa entered with a ho-ho-ho and a bag of goodies. Each member was visited by Santa, gifts were exchanged and the annual party came to a close. What a joyful and happy evening; made complete because of friendships, fantastic food and the sharing of ourselves and our bounty. Beverly Shobe and Lois Scott, publicity Springhouse Quilter's NewsFrancis Williams on the left holdin g the quilt won by Shirley Regis of Newberry with Shirleys husband looking on. B R BRONSON BOYS BASKETBALLHOLIDAY TOURNAMENT 2011DATES: Dec. 28, 29, & 30 PLACE: Bronson Gymnasium Dec. 28 3:00 Game 1 Bell/Chie and 4:30 Game 2 Trenton/Taylor Co. 6:00 Game 3 West Shore/Cedar Key 7:30 Game 4 Dixie Co./Bronson Dec. 29 3:00 Game 5 Loser Game1/Loser Game2 4:30 Game 6 Loser Game 3/Loser Game 4 6:00 Game 7 Winner Game 1/Winner Game 2 7:30 Game 8 Winner Game 3/Winner Game 4 Dec. 30 3:00 Game 9 Loser Game 5/Loser Game 6 4:30 Game 10 Winner Game 5/Winner Game 6 6:00 Game 11 Loser Game 7/Loser Game 8 7:30 Game 12 Winner Game 7/Winner Game 8