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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 28 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 5A continued on page 23BSee page Levy LifeFunds for Heating Bills Now AvailableStaying warm this winter will involve higher electric and gas bills to heat the house, but not everyone can a ord to pay more. To help with heating costs, Central Florida Community Action Agency has funding for those who are within 150 percent of federal poverty levels. Appointments are given on a rst come, rst served basis so funds will not last long. If you feel that you qualify, call 352/373-7667 on Mondays to make an appointment for assistance. Calls are accepted starting at 8 a.m. Tim Tebows Anointed StatsBy Kathy HilliardEditorJust had to add these very amazing couple of facts on the fantastic wild card playo game between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburg Steelers on Jan. 8. As most college football fans know, especially those of us in the area of the U of F, Tim Tebow wrote the scripture address John 3:16 on his eye-black during the games, among other scriptures. e full wording of John 3:16 is: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. But in professional football the NFL has instructed Tebow that he cannot do that anymore. So it appears to me that Tebows Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took the lead and did it for him. During the thrilling playo game Sunday Tebow threw for 316 yards and set a postseason record of an average 31.6 yards per completion. at is just too amazing. ATV Rides Prove Fatal in Levy County this Weekend By Kathy HilliardEditorJust last week the Levy County Journal presented a frontpage article involving deaths and dismemberment due to recreational vehicle accidents. It is so sad to have to continue this week with the same news of death by ATV in our community of precious young people. Lucas Benjamin Corbitt, 22, of Bronson was riding his UK Yamaha 4-wheel ATV on Sunday Jan. 8 about 2 a.m. on NE 115 Ave, near NE 74 Lane. is is a dirt road that curves to the right and Corbitt lost control of the ATV which collided with the dirt embankment on the west side of the road. e ATV kept moving north and overturned ejecting Corbitt onto the roadway. Corbitt was found by a local resident walking along the road around 9:30 a.m. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Paramedic Jimmy Willis at 9:41 a.m. Corbitt was not wearing a helmet. On Saturday, Jan. 7, Cheyenne Ellis, 12, of Trenton was riding her 2009 Yamaha Rhino in the Gulf Hammock Hunt Club with Brody Ellis, 5, of Cedar Key as a passenger at 10:15 p.m. Cheyenne was riding on a limerock road when she lost control and the Yamaha started rotating clockwise and Cheyenne was thrown o the vehicle. When the vehicle overturned it came to rest on top of Cheyenne. Five-year-old Brody had minor injuries. Cheyennes injuries were fatal. Neither child was wearing a helmet or using a seatbelt of any kind. Maj. Evan Sullivan has issued a warning and safety tips concerning the use of ATVs and all recreational vehicles. ese are tried and true safety measures to keep our children and all recreational vehicle users safe. Please take these measures to heart as the Levy County Sheri s O ce tries to protect our community from such sad stories as these based on their many years of experience having to deal with the fatal e ects. From the o ce of the Levy County Sheri s O ce, Major Evan Sullivan: e Levy County Sheri 's O ce has seen an increase in All Terrain Vehicle Accidents. Over this past weekend there were two tragic ATV accidents resulting in fatalities. I would like to inform you of the laws pertaining to ATVs and give you some safety tips to prevent you from being a victim of an ATV accident. You may also go on-line to www.ATVSafety.gov for additional safety information. In 2006 the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing ATVs to be operated on any public roads or streets during the daytime hours, on an unpaved roadway where the posted speed limit is less than 35 miles per hour, by a licensed driver. e Levy County Commissioners on October 17, 2006 passed County Ordinance 90-3 stating it is unlawful to operate an ATV on any roadway, paved or unpaved streets in Levy County. In Levy County there are several locations to legally ride and have good quality family time when riding your ATV. Under Florida State Statute 316.2074 (3) it is unlawful for any person 16 years of age or under to operate or be a passenger on an ATV without a helmet and safety goggles. No person shall be a passenger on an ATV that is not designed or equipped for said person. ATV Safety Tips: 1. Wear a helmet and eye protection at all times. 2. Do not carry passengers on an ATV. 3. Do not let young or inexperienced riders operate ATVs without training and supervision. 4. Do not use alcohol or other drugs when riding. 5. Always maintain a safe distance between riders. 6. Always let someone know where you are riding. 7. Never ride alone. 8. Always ride at a safe and responsible speed. Know your abilities and don't exceed those levels. 9. Make sure the ATV is in safe working condition. By Kathy HilliardEditorIt all started with a plan. is home invasion was not just a spur-of-themoment idea, it was planned to succeed. e problem is the culprits did not count on an unwilling victim, William Robinson, and the swift action of the Levy County Sheri s Department and Investigators Roger Bell, Mike Narayan and Mike Wilkinson. e LCSO received a 9-1-1 call reporting a home invasion robbery on Saturday, Jan. 7 and in less than 24 hours, according to Maj. Evan Sullivan, the deputies, investigators and dispatchers had the bad guys in jail. e four suspects concocted a plan earlier in the evening to rob Robinson at his house in Bronson by luring Robinson out of the house with the antics of Christopher Pate, 25, of Williston, who already knew Robinson. As the suspects executed the plan and Robinson was preoccupied with Pate, the other three, Jeovany Texidor Ortiz, 35, Janiel Molina Perez, 20, and Armando Perez, 24, all of Williston made entry into the house to hit a lick or commit a robbery. At the time Robinsons mother, stepfather and 7and 3-year-old children were asleep in the home. But Robinson refused to leave the home but did allow Pate to enter the house where they discussed smoking a marijuana joint and making a crack-cocaine buy from Robinson. Home Invaders Robbery Plan Ends with No Money, No Drugs, Only Jail Christopher Pate Armando Perez Jeovany Ortiz Janiel Perez Photo courtesy of GearUp2Go.comTime and The River: Night Drifts on the SuwanneeRules Liberalized for Veterans with Undiagnosed IllnessesApplication Window Extended for Five YearsVeterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional ve years to qualify for bene ts from the Department of Veterans A airs. Not all the wounds of war are fully understood, said Secretary of Veterans A airs Eric K. Shinseki. When there is uncertainty about the connection between a medical problem and military service, Veterans are entitled to the bene t of the doubt. A recent change in VA regulations a ects Veterans of the con ict in Southwest Asia. Many have attributed a range of undiagnosed or poorly understood medical problems to their military services. Chemical weapons, environmental hazards and vaccinations are among the possible causes. At issue is the eligibility of Veterans to claim VA disability compensation based upon those undiagnosed illnesses, and the ability of survivors to qualify for VAs Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. Under long-standing VA rules, any undiagnosed illnesses used to establish eligibility for VA bene ts must become apparent by Dec. 31, 2011. e new change pushes the date back to Dec. 31, 2016. Veterans or survivors who believe they qualify for these bene ts should contact VA at 1-800-827-1000. Further information about undiagnosed illnesses is available online at www.publichealth.va.gov/ exposures/gulfwar and www.publichealth.va.gov/ exposures/oefoif/index.asp Hot Rodding for Heroes Classic Auto Show Bene tting Military Veterans
The Levy County Journal2AJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Boettner, Danny D Old Town VOP PROVIDE FALSE INFO NO BOND Buie, Jamaal, Sami Chie and FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY, RWOV $7,000 BOND Lastra, Liane M Chie and VOP SALE & POSS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE NO BOND Morris, David R Old Town FTA DWLSR $5,000 BOND Adcock, Ray C Chie and VOP DWLSR $5,000 BONDLevy Countys Most WantedBryant, Billy James, 38, of Bronson: FELONY BATTERY; INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND INTO A DETENTION FACILITY; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION. Cabral, David Joseph, 19, of Bronson: GRAND THEFT AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Carmichle, Karen Annett, 47, of Cross City: VOP. Collins, Jason Cleveland, 36, of Yankeetown: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT x 5. Fink, Robert Joshua, 29, of Chie and: VOP x 3. Hill, Neil Allen, 47, of Morriston: MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. Holzer, Steven, 26, of Gainesville: VOP. Lamb, Anthony, 29, of Bell: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE. McHenry, Stanley Montrell, 32, of Trenton: VOP. Mendez, Flavio, 44, of Williston: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Molina-Perez, Janiel, 20, of Williston: HOME INVASION WITH FIREARM/OTHER DEADLY WEAPON; FELONY BATTERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE; VOP. Ortiz, Joevany, 35, of Williston: HOME INVASION WITH FIREARM/OTHER DEADLY WEAPON; FELONY BATTERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Pate, Christopher Eugene, 25, of Williston: HOME INVASION WITH FIREARM/OTHER DEADLY WEAPON; FELONY BATTERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. Perez, Armando Gil, 24, of Williston: HOME INVASION WITH FIREARM/OTHER DEADLY WEAPON; FELONY BATTERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. Renfroe, Kevin Delroy, 30, of Fanning Springs: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Reuter, Craig Matthew, 42, of Dunnellon: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT x 2. Santerfeit, Sara Adele, 23, of Bronson: VOP x 2. Santerfeit Jr., Billy Blaine, 26, of Bronson: VOP. Shiver, Alexander Matthew, 23, of Morriston: GRAND THEFT AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Sims, Mark Alan, 46, of Old Town: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Smith, Shon David, 19, of Williston: GRAND THEFT $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K x 2; ALTERING A PUBLIC Levy County Sheri s O ce Jail Report RECORD/CERTIFICATE x 2; PASSING A FORGED/ ALTERED INSTRUMENT x 2; ATTEMPTING TO USE THE ID OF ANOTHER PERSON WITHOUT CONSENT x 2; VOP x 4. Suarez, Jessica Marie, 24, of Chie and: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; CARRYING A WEAPON OPENLY; REFUSAL TO ACCEPT/SIGN CITATION OR POST BOND. Underwood, Robert Wade, 36, of Chie and: POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT. Venters, Janee Ladawn, 19, of Williston: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. Williams, Oliver Louis, 31, of Williston: VOP; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. Wirth, Kimberly Land, 27, of Old Town: VOP x 2.Waybright, Heather F Dunnellon FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY $2,000 BOND Service Jacks Land While negotiating the drug deal, according to the news release from the LCSO, Ortiz and Janiel Perez stormed the house wearing masks with Ortiz armed with a pistol and Perez armed with a baseball bat demanding money from Robinson. Pate had a very realistic toy gun concealed in his waist band and also threatened Robinson who for fear of his and his familys lives decided to ght o the suspects and attempted to wrestle the guns, real and unreal, and baseball bat from them. Robinson lost. e suspects pistol whipped him and struck him in the head with the baseball bat and then ed the house as lookout Armando Perez was keeping watch. While eeing from the scene Jeovany Ortiz turned around and red at Robinson missing him by mere inches. e stepfather awoke and red two rounds from his shotgun in an attempt to scare the suspects from returning to the house, according to Maj. Sullivan. Robinson sustained a head laceration and was transported to a local hospital. e suspects were found and captured by investigators Bell, Narayan and Wilkinson hiding in a house and trying to ee. Further evidence was found through the help of Corp. Lauree Allen and K-9 deputy, Phoenix. Maj. Sullivan said this home invasion should be a lesson for drug dealers this is the price you may have to pay for the line of work you have chosen to be in. And with the quick work of Levy County investigators the careers of the home invaders were cut short also. Christopher Pate was arrested for Home Invasion Robbery, Felony Battery, and Aggravated Assault; Jeovany Ortiz for Home Invasion Robbery, Felony Battery, Aggravated Assault and Resisting arrest without violence; Janiel Perez with Home Invasion Robbery, Felony Battery, Aggravated Assault, Resisting arrest without violence and Violation of Probation-Occupied Burglary; and Armando Perez with Home Invasion Robbery, Felony Battery and Aggravated Assault.Home Invaders Robbery continued from page 1A On Jan. 4 Clint D. Calton, 40, of Hawthorne was driving his 2003 Jeep Cherokee west on SR 24 in Alachua County in the right lane approaching the intersection of SW 63rd Blvd. A 2001 Amtrain Alachua County school bus loaded with 51 students and driven by Priscilla L. Davis, 37, of Micanopy, was stopped in tra c facing west also in the right lane of SR 24 about 750 feet east of the intersection of SW 63rd Blvd. Calton failed to see the school bus and collided into the rear of the bus. Calton was transported to North Florida Regional Medical Center with minor injuries and was wearing his seatbelt. No alcohol charges were made but he was charged with careless driving. All the children on the bus were taken to Kanapaha Middle School. Two students were later transported to Shands Hospital with complaints of injury by Alachua County EMS. On Jan. 6 at 7 a.m. Janette Anderson Samuel, 64, of Gainesville, was exiting the BP gas station at 5200 NE Waldo Road in her 2001 Mazda Tribute to go north. A 2011 International Alachua County school bus driven by Maria E. Torres-Lebron, 55, of Gainesville with passenger Edward Jackson, 68, also of Gainesville, was stopped in the right turn lane on CR 225 attempting a right turn onto CR 232. For some unknown reason Samuel exited the gas station traveling north crossing CR 232 and collided into the bus. ankfully there were no students on the bus and no injuries to the driver or passenger. Samuel was transported to Shands at UF with serious injuries and did have her seatbelt on. Samuels was charged with Failing to Yield to a Vehicle in the Intersection.Watch Out for School Buses on Our Roads
The Levy County Journal 3AJanuary, 12 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director, calls for child advocate volunteers. e Statewide Guardian ad Litem Foundation hosted a news conference for a statewide initiative to kick o a strategic campaign to recruit 10,000 child advocates for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. e Guardian ad Litem Program represents the best interests of children in court proceedings by enlisting dedicated volunteers to be an independent voice for those children who are alleged to have been abused or neglected. ere are approximately 31,000 children in Floridas foster care system today. With nearly 8,000 volunteers, the Program is able to give a voice to 22,000 of those children. Who will be the voice for those 10,000 children? To promote awareness and recruit volunteers, the Guardian ad Litem Foundation has secured funding to air a pair of public service announcements (PSAs) throughout Florida. ese PSAs were created by National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to raise awareness for these vulnerable children. is recruitment campaign is titled I am for the child and captures the Programs mission. ese children need someone to be their voice in court to stand up for them, to advocate on their behalf, and to be there for them. Our volunteers are role models, mentors, and the true heroes for these children. Although the law de nes these volunteer child advocates as Guardians ad Litem, to these children they are truly guardian angels. Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem O ce, was in attendance, along with Mag McGauley and Jane Munroe from the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Michael Piraino, CEO of National CASA, Senator Ronda Storms, Representative Rich Glorioso, Doug Sessions of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, and other Tampa delegates who recognize the need and value of Guardian ad Litem volunteers. Senator Storms stated, Many children in our state are alone in the big, wide world--with no one on their side, no one looking out for them, no one to protect their best interests. Some fortunate children have guardians ad litem on their side, making decisions to protect them and looking out for them-to truly transform the childs future. Please, please consider learning more about the Guardian ad Litem Program and the great things they do. Time, money and prayers-pick one or all three, but do something so that every precious child who needs a guardian ad litem will receive one. As stated by Alan Abramowitz, Our message is simple but profound....by becoming a volunteer child advocate, you will learn this reality: To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. e I am for the child Campaign allows us, in just 30 seconds, to reach out to those special adults who are inspired to make a di erence in the life of a child as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. Representative Glorioso stated, e public private partnership the Guardian ad Litem Program demonstrates emphasizes the relationship between businesses, non-pro ts, and our communities in protecting Floridas children and helping families. We continue to support these volunteer child advocates so one day, all children will have a voice. Please join us and be a part of our campaign for 10,000 Voices! Alan F. Abramowitz Executive Director Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem O ce Holland Building 600 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 274 Tallahassee, Florida 32399 main line: 850.922.7213 personal cell: 850.241.3232 www.GuardianadLitem.orgDont ever question the value of volunteers. Noahs Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals Author UnknownGuardian Ad Litem Program Strategic Campaign For 10,000 Voices 352.275.6897 Give us a call! 7 We are LOCALand AFFORDABLE Websites from $250!! !Logos, Brochures, Video Production We come to you ! Web Design Graphic Design Social Media DeBerryMarketing.com Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties has scheduled a full calendar of workshops and clinics for the New Year for those interested in sharpening employability skills. e programs are open to job seekers in the three-county region at no charge. Participants must be fully registered with Workforce through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com. Additional registration requirements vary depending on the program. Unless otherwise speci ed, programs take place at the Workforce Connection Marion County Center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. Citrus County workshops are held at the Workforce Connection Center at 1103 E. Inverness Blvd., Inverness and Levy County workshops take place at the Levy County Center at 109 NW ird Ave., Chie and. Additional information about the following programs are available at Workforce Connections Calendar of Events at www. clmworkforce.com. Targeted Resume/Open Resume Labs are held each Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. as well as every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. e sta -assisted lab helps job seekers learn how to market themselves more e ectively to the employer, identify strengths and transferable skills, and develop additional strategies. Walksin are welcome no additional registration is required but space is limited. Savvy Cents: Guide to Financial Literacy and Independence takes place the fourth Tuesday of every month in Marion County, the third Tuesday of every other month in Citrus County beginning Jan. 17, and the second Tuesday of every other month in Levy County beginning Feb. 14. Presented by RBC Banks, the seminar focuses on establishing banking relationships and making the most of money with smart saving and spending. Pre-registration required by calling 352-732-1700, ext. 2207 or 800-434JOBS, ext. 2207. Navigating the New World of Work takes place every Tuesdayursday in Marion County and includes three two-hour sessions. Half-day workshops are also held the rst Tuesday of each month in Citrus and Levy counties. e workshops cover how to identify abilities and transferable skills, job search strategies/targeted resume development, and interviewing skills/follow up. Registration is required in person by visiting one of the Workforce Connection centers in Ocala, Inverness or Chie and. Computer Basics, Nail that Interview and Optimal Resume workshops are held each Wednesday and ursday during the rst full week of the month beginning Feb. 8. To register, call 352-840-5700 or 800-434-JOBS (5627) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Beyond Barriers: Pathways to Employment is designed for those whose background issues create a barrier to nding a job. e workshops take place each Friday during the rst full week of the month. Upcoming sessions are set for Feb. 10 and March 9. Enroll by calling 352-840-5700 or 800434-JOBS (5627) or email email@example.com. CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 Calendar of Workshops for Job Seekers I feel safe. I am protected. I have Life Alert.When ALONEI am home One touch of a button sends help quickly in the event of a medical emergency, fall, home invasion, re or carbon monoxide poisoning. For a FREE brochure call:1-888-902-2825 Now we have two systems available: New! Life Alert Classic for seniors Life Alert 50+ for people 50+ Your choice of help buttons Floridas high schools increased in the number and percent of schools achieving high marks for the 2010-11 school year, according to results released today from the Florida Department of Education. Results show that 78 percent of the states high schools earned either an A or B grade, an increase from 71 percent last year. ese grades are based on the high school grading formula that was used for the rst time in the 2009-10 school year. Its great to see more of Floridas high schools trending upward, said Governor Scott. Education is critical to improving lives, preparing students for a job and attracting employers. Statewide, the greatest average increase in high school grade component points earned in 2010-11 was for student performance on accelerated coursework measured by AP, IB, AICE and industry certi cation examinations, as well as dual enrollment courses. I want to commend Floridas students, teachers and school leaders for their hard work in helping students achieve academically, said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. Florida's strategy of raising expectations and expanding opportunities for academic growth continues to yield successful outcomes for our high school students. e $1 billion in education funding proposed by Governor Scott would give school districts additional resources to help students perform at even higher levels. Of Floridas 474 graded public high schools (including combination schools serving high school grade levels) earning "A" through "F" grades for the 2010-11 school year: 147 earned an "A" (31 percent), compared to 145 schools (31 percent) last year. 224 earned a "B" (47 percent), compared to 188 schools (40 percent) last year. 72 earned a "C" (15 percent), compared to 69 schools (15 percent) last year. 25 earned a "D" (5 percent), compared to 57 schools (12 percent) last year. 6 earned an "F" (1 percent), compared to 11 schools (2 percent) last year. e expanded high school grading system, rst used for the 2009-10 school year, focuses on a broader set of student outcomes, including graduation rates and student participation and performance in advanced coursework. e high school grade is earned based on two major elements: 50 percent from the performance of each schools students on the FCAT, and 50 percent from factors that include the following: e schools graduation rate. e performance and participation of students in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual Enrollment, Advanced International Certi cate of Education (AICE), and industry certi cation. e postsecondary readiness of high-achieving students as measured by the SAT, ACT, or College Placement Test (CPT). e high school graduation rate of at-risk students. School districts have an opportunity to appeal the grade through February 3, 2012. Based on the results from that process, school recognition funds will be determined and will reward schools that have sustained high student performance or demonstrated substantial improvement in student performance. For detailed information on the 2010-11 high school grades, visit http://schoolgrades. doe.org/. Below is just one report for Levy County Schools of all grades/schools showing the di erence from the 2009-2010 year to the 2010-2011 year obtained from this site.Levy County Schools Years: 2010-2011, 2009-2010School Accountability Report 1011 -Bronson Elementary School 2010-11 B 2009-10 C 0021 -Bronson Middle/High School 2010-11 C (Combination School) 2009-10 B 0041 -Cedar Key High School 2010-11 C (Combination School) 2009-10 A 0241 -Chie and Elementary School 2010-11 B 2009-10 A 0051 -Chie and High School 2010-11 B 2009-10 A 0053 -Chie and Middle School 2010-11 A 2009-10 A 0062 -Nature Coast Middle School 2010-11 B 2009-10 B 0060 -Whispering Winds Charter School 2010-11 B (Elementary School) 2009-10 C 0231 -Williston Elementary School 2010-11 B 2009-10 B 0091 -Williston High School 2010-11 B 2009-10 C 0101 -Williston Middle School 2010-11 A 0111 -Yankeetown School 2010-11 A (Combination School) 2009-10 A Schools that serve high school grade levels will receive a grade based on a weighting of FCAT-based components and non-FCATbased components proportional to the number and level of nonhigh-school grades taught at the school at tested grade levels. Please see the 2010-2011 School Grades Technical Assistance Paper (http:// schoolgrades. doe.org/pdf/1011/SchoolGradesTAP2011.pdf) or page 2 of the guide sheet at http://schoolgrades. doe.org/pdf/1011/ Guidesheet2011SchoolGrades.pdf for additional information.
The Levy County Journal4AJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Standing Up For Our Eroding Civil Liberties AMY ALKON Creators SyndicateOur Founding Fathers were a bunch of obnoxious jerks -and I mean that in the most reverent way. ey were ercely opposed to blind obedience to authority and risked their lives to ip it the bird. Oh, how disappointingly -and dangerously -far weve fallen. Our constitutional rights are increasingly being eroded, and so many Americans are just standing around blinking like livestock. is past March, I took a more civilly disobedient approach -which sometimes comes at a price. In my case, $500,000. ats what a Transportation Security Administration agents lawyer demanded from me in a letter for defaming her client by saying she had sexually violated me while searching me, and then for libeling her by blogging about it. On March 31, 2011, at the TSA checkpoint in LAXs terminal 6, I found that I had no choice but to get the patdown. Tears welled in my eyes -for how weve allowed the Constitution to be torn up at the airport door and because I was powerless to stop a total stranger from groping my breasts and genitals as a condition of normal, ordinary business travel. I can hold back the tears...hang tough...but as I was made to assume the position on a rubber mat like a criminal, I thought fast. I decided that these TSA o cers violating our Fourth Amendment rights, searching us without reasonable suspicion weve committed a crime, do not deserve our quiet compliance. I let the tears come. In fact, I (SET ITAL) sobbed my guts out (END ITAL) as the agent groped me. And then it happened: She jammed the side of her latexgloved hand (SET ITAL) up into my genitals. (END ITAL) Four times, with only the fabric of my pants as a barrier. I was shocked -utterly unprepared for how she got the side of her hand up there. Powerless to stop her, but not to vigorously protest what she had done to me, I yelled afterward, YOU RAPED ME. I later blogged about it, naming her and urging others to name the agents who grope them (a constitutional violation even when done according to TSA procedure, which the search of me was not). We need to make it as uncomfortable as possible to earn a living violating our rights. Some believe Im wrong to suggest this -particularly those who believe that the TSA is keeping us safer. Unfortunately, Iowa-Bashing Snobs and Sore Losers OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate e Iowa caucuses may not have much predictive value, but they did a wonderful job of unmasking both elitist whingers on the left and incompetent whiners on the right. As they do every presidential election cycle, progressives of pallor wore their indelible disdain for Middle America on their sleeves. Pale-faced University of Iowa journalism professor Stephen Bloom launched a 6,000word jeremiad, littered with factual errors, against his home states residents. e abridged version: Raaaaaaaacists! Hicks! Christians! Argggh! In the safe harbors of e Atlantic just a few weeks before Tuesdays electoral event, Bloom sneered: ose who stay in rural Iowa are often the elderly waiting to die. e rest are (a)n assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow. One of the poison-tongued profs own former journalism students, Kirsten Scharnberg Hampton, took him to task for citing faulty demographic statistics, derisively stereotyping hunters and falsely accusing a local newspaper of splashing the headline He Is Risen across its front page (it was a small, boxed quotation marking Easter Sunday). But the damage was done; the bait dangled. And at the overwhelmingly white NBC Nightly News on Sunday, Andrea Mitchell swallowed the Iowa-bashing chum whole -and then dutifully regurgitated the attack on the state as, Too white, too evangelical, too rural. She was quick to slip in a critics say disclaimer, of course. But lets not kid ourselves about the networks prejudices. is is the same news organization that attempted to conduct Islamophobia stings at NASCAR races to expose how racist racing fans supposedly were; whose Meet the Press host David Gregory smeared GOP leaders as Grand Wizards in November; and whose execs were forced to apologize last month for MSNBC goons who falsely linked GOP candidate Mitt Romney to the Ku Klux Klan. One local Hawkeye State veteran journalist, David Yepsen, tried to correct the coastal myth of the redneck-hick-outlier Iowa voter by politely pointing out Barack Obamas triumph in the 2008 Democratic caucuses at the hands of, yes, mostly white voters. Moreover, over the past four presidential election seasons, the Iowa popular vote has closely tracked national preferences. Census statistics show that the majority of Iowans are urban, not rural; the median age is 38 (nationally, its 36.7); and out of a population of 3 million people statewide, some 90,000 are farming families. But snobs and demagogues on both sides of the aisle eschewed the facts and instead indulged in racial and class warfare. e Hispanic News website issued a clarion call: In Diverse and Urban Nation, Time to Kick Iowa White, Racist Farmers to Curb. GOP strategist Roger Stone, who spearheaded the bungled bid to turn statist, pro-bailout, eminentdomain abuser Donald Trump into a Tea Party/GOP Mr. Everyman candidate, also jumped ugly. He railed against Iowans as a bunch of hayseeds who are not representative of America today. More Iowa sins according to Stone: e food is awful, the people are stout, and a lot of them smoke. If only a utopian state of non-smoking, vegetarian supermodels and Apprentice reality-show contestants had rst-in-the-nation status. Imagine how much better o wed all be. Joking aside, Id have no problem with a rotating, kick-o caucus slot. But intermingled with the bi-coastal bigotry against Iowa is the distinct odor of sore-loser-dom. Split voters in Iowa simply re ected the wider discontent among grassroots conservatives and tea party activists with the current Pageant of the Imperfects. Besides, Iowa caucus critics have had years to change the status quo. Like some of Tuesdays big losers, the whingers and whiners who complain about the process have failed to get their act together. All talk, no follow-through. Take Newt Gingrich. e vaunted intellectual eld marshal of the GOP whose campaign bubble quickly burst under the weight of his own gross incompetence blamed his fall on money, sta a failed system, negative ads and the electorates inability to appreciate big ideas. But if you cant convert a surge into an electoral win, if you cant e ectively rebut opponents charges without resorting to tears and tantrums, and -most damaging for Gingrich -if you cant put people on the ground in places like Iowa and Virginia who can deliver votes and signatures when it counts, how can you win a general election? Frankly, to use a favorite Gingrich verbal crutch, the fault lies in just one place: on Gingrichs shoulders. When I was a kid, we took something called the Iowa Test of Basic Skills -a nationally standardized test of minimum competence in core subjects. e Iowa caucuses serve a similar purpose. When campaigns fail to meet the most elementary requirements of organizational politics, dont blame the messengers. Blame the test-takers.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 it is not. Security expert Bruce Schneier notes that during the agencys multibillion-dollar history, it has yet to thwart a single attempted terrorist attack. He calls the TSAs e orts security theater, observing all the dangerous items it misses. For example, in Dallas last year, a TSA tester sneaked a gun through the body scanner. Not once. Five times! at happened just months after a TSA supervisor said I was lucky that he wasnt con scating my dull little drugstore tweezers. Con scating my tweezers? Why? Because I might use them to break in to the cockpit and over-pluck the pilots eyebrows? If the TSAs actual mission were its stated one -protect(ing) the Nations transportation systems -checkpoints wouldnt be sta ed by low-wage, unskilled workers, and they wouldnt be searching everyone. ey certainly wouldnt be waiting until terrorists get to the airport to root them out. Meaningful measures to thwart terrorist acts require highly trained law enforcement o cers using targeted intelligence to identify suspects long before they launch their plots. e TSAs main accomplishment seems to be obedience training for the American public -priming us to be docile (and even polite) about giving up our civil liberties. e TSA not only violates our Fourth Amendment rights but also has posted signs e ectively eradicating our First Amendment right to speak out about it. One such sign, in Denver International Airport, o ers the vague warning that verbal abuse of agents will not be tolerated. Travelers are left to wonder whether its verbal abuse to inform the TSA agent probing their testicles that this isnt making us safer, or are they only in trouble if they throw in an obscenity? Not surprisingly, few seem willing to speak out and risk arrest. I believe Ive found a less risky, more impactful way to protest, and its through sobbing. Im calling on American women to follow my lead at TSA checkpoints: Opt for the pat-down, and sob your guts out. ink about the power of it -in airports across America every day, mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters sobbing throughout their government-administered sexual molestation. As the 18th-century economist Adam Smith noted, sympathy for others is a potent human motivator. Because a bureaucracys rst duty is protecting itself, I believe our best chance of abolishing the TSAs pointless daily rights grab is evoking wide-scale sympathy through womens tears. Helpfully, theres plausible deniability for a sobbing woman. TSA supervisors can suspect shes manufacturing her tears, but they cant prove it. Some nd it an absurd contradiction that I write books on manners yet Im encouraging people to sob at these checkpoints. e truth is, good manners dont always involve going quietly. Sometimes, like when our civil liberties are violated, the most civil thing a person can do is be as loud and uncivil as possible. Still, Im a realist. I know that most people will not follow my lead. But, maybe, every day, at every TSA checkpoint, a few will bust out in tears. And maybe, through the spectacle, we can claw back some of the rights weve so docilely handed over.We cannot ensure our complete physical safety -not even by throwing away all of our civil liberties. Trading our rights for security (or, in this case, security) is exceptionally dangerous. Every time we go all We e Sheeple..., every time we allow one more civil liberty to be yanked from us, its that much easier to take the next and the next...until we wake up one day wondering how we ended up living in a police state. Better that we do our sobbing now than then. NOTE: Top First Amendment lawyer Marc J. Randazza called the TSA agents case meritless on First Amendment grounds (and SLAPP grounds, as well). Other lawyers and legal scholars have concurred. Accordingly, theres been no court ling and no contact since the initial letter in late July from the TSA agents lawyer, Vicki Roberts, a publicity seeker who hopes to have her own reality show. See Roberts site, RestMyCase.com, and press releases like this one Roberts sent out about herself: http:// www.prweb.com/releases/2008/03/prweb786194.htm e initial letter from Roberts and Randazzas beautiful response detailing why the TSA agent has no case are at TechDirt.com: http://www.techdirt.com/ articles/20110906/11065015824/tsa-agent-threatens-womanwith-defamation-demands-500k-calling-intrusive-searchrape.shtml Amy Alkon is the author of I See Rude People: One Womans Battle To Beat Some Manners Into Impolite Society. She blogs daily at advicegoddess.com and has a weekly radio show at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon. COPYRIGHT 2012 AMY ALKONBy Robert L. Bradley, Jr.As part of the newly-signed payroll tax cut bill, the White House has 60 days to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. is project has become a hot-topic political football as of late. Back in November, the Presidents team announced it would delay its decision until after next years election. O cials claimed they needed more time to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the $7 billion, 2,100-mile project to transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada to major American re neries in the Gulf Coast. Not content to wait until 2013, Republicans inserted a Keystone approval provision into the payroll tax extension. After some legislative wrangling, the provision morphed into the 60-day window the White House is now staring down. Whatever the eventual outcome, President Obamas desire to delay this pipeline is just the latest example of his pernicious proclivity for putting politics over sound policy when it comes to energy regulations. e President simply doesnt want to bare the political costs of deciding either way on Keystone until after his reelection bid. Hes wants to remain non-committal. But organized labor, another one of Obamas prized constituencies, is as disappointed as extremist environmentalists are elated. Canadas oil will go somewhere. e market demands it. If not to the U.S. Gulf Coast -as currently planned -the oil could easily ow west, where China will pick it in tanker at a port in British Columbia. e Canadian government has already instituted rigorous protections to ensure the area surrounding oil extraction points arent damaged. And the State Department recently concluded a wide-ranging study of Keystone and determined that there were no potential environmental e ects from the pipeline requiring further investigation. Shambling on Keystone might be smart politics -but theres no good policy reason to delay approval. And there is a huge cost of delay, which can be captured in just four letters: J-O-B-S. Keystone XL requires miles of pipe to be welded and installed, and at least 30 new pumping facilities to be constructed. American workers would sta many of those operations. Indeed, if Keystone XL were allowed to proceed as planned, oil sands development and related operations would directly create thousands of new jobs. Tens of thousands additional positions would be created indirectly at businesses along the pipelines pathway. at same political strategizing driving the Keystone delay also undergirds the White Houses stance on hydraulic fracturing. Colloquially know as fracking, this technique has proven invaluable in extracting natural gas buried under the earths surface. It involves pumping a high-pressure mixture of water and sand into the rock surrounding deposits to free up gas for collection. In the Marcellus shale -a massive reserve running from Ohio and Pennsylvania into New York -fracking is the only way for developers to get access to gas located deep underground. Unfortunately, policymakers high and low have succumbed to environmentalist alarmism on fracking. New York -with the tacit support of the White House -has instituted a fracking moratorium and e ectively prohibited exploration of the parts of the Marcellus that run under the state. Again, the cost of currying favor with environmentalists? Jobs. According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Marcellus development in New York could generate up to 80,000 new local positions. Energy companies should have to comply with commonsense regulations to prevent environmental damage. And of course policymakers need to consider non-economic costs when deciding to approve major energy projects. But politicking has now gotten in the way of good thinking. is administration and its allies are holding up vital new energy projects -and its costing Americans new jobs. And if the oil is exported by tanker to destinations such as China, Obama will have left the environment and the economy worse o Lose-lose rather than win-win -now that would be monumental.Robert L. Bradley Jr. is the CEO & Founder of the Institute for Energy Research and author of Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies. White House on Energy Hot Seat
The Levy County Journal 5AJanuary, 12 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Another day down river, limestone blu s glistened in the sunlight. Some hardwood hammocks o ered a welcomed respite from camping on the sandy bars up river. On one of these blu s was the long-abandoned settlement of Needsmore. Nothing remained now but the ruts of the old road and a black snake waking in the sun and obscuring himself deep in the briar over old brick. ey drifted past and paddled less to explore more along the banks and up spring runs. ey swam in the boiling of clear springs, not always certain of their names. It was about then that something of a ritualized reluctance to select a campsite began to occur. e night was coming on again and they only sat more deeply yet into the canvas seats of their canoe. is would be the rst night they would drift into the gloaming toward dark, watching the sun melt re-red behind the dim crest of trees on the far blu ahead. is would be their rst night drift. Later Bill would say cryptically, e river at night is not the river in the day. He explained how the quiet accentuated any sound. He reveled in his recollection of the starry dome of the sky. We just let the river take us, he reminisced with a sigh. e night kind of came up over us and the river took us through. On still nights on the river, a single dew drop from a willow bough resounds as one from a stalactite might to a subterranean pool. e hoot of an owl reverberates as if from somewhere deeper than the forest through which they passed. Is it Indian legend that says the owl is the death bird? Or was that what Huck Finn said? Maybe it was both. Huck got it from the Indians. It doesnt matter, they said. Its still a mighty haunting sound over the river in the night. When they were paddling again the next day, they edged along walls of limestone etched with labyrinths and catacomb-like features where weathering had carved intricate con gurations all along the rock faces. In some places, Wri recounted, e overhang was so great wed glide in the shadows beneath rock ledge. By then, they had been four days on the river and hadnt seen another living soul. If they had themselves been seen, they didnt know it. en there was the distant drone of a small outboard coming up the river. Round a bend ahead came a small john boat. An older man steered the outboard motor. He and a solemnfaced woman at the bow looked as if theyd appeared out of the last century. ey whined slowly past. e old man gestured slightly in acknowledgement. e woman never lifted her eyes from the cypress and palmetto re ections mirrored in impressionistic patterns over the surface before their bow wake. By the time Bill and Wri had made the next bend, the river was quiet again, day quiet. Night Drifts Concludes Next Week Post Note: Dawn McKinstry is a professional photographer. See her webpage at www. dawnmckinstry.com. More of Will Irbys stories can be found at www.will-irby. com. Above Aeroplanes Alphabet Areas Axis Bloody Bowl Brake Brass Build Clearing Close Coil Crow Dialog Dive Duke Ears Given Hair Heart Hike Inks Into Juicy Keys Kills Legal Lies Lift Lively Male Meals Nasty Naval Nurse Nuts Orbit Palms Points Rags Rate React Recall Reed Word Search Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyRests Rink Riot Rise Roam Roll Sail Salt SiteTime and The River : Night Drifts on the SuwanneePart One He was serving in the Coast Guard, working the gray frigid waters of Alaska. ats when the idea of this river journey surfaced in his thoughts, not unlike the quiet ascension in the Okefenokee, headwaters of the Suwannee itself. Hed known the river as a boy, the Lower Suwannee best, where he and his friend Bill had shed and explored since childhood. Now he was thinking of traversing its every bend, well over 200 miles until reaching the Gulf. While the massive buoy tender plied glacial waters through snow-draped ords, he was deciding on the right canoe. Working by day with icicles hanging from the brim of his hard hat, at night, while underway, he was pouring over canoeing guides and out tting catalogues. Ashore, from the rough little frontier town of Wrangle, he called his friend Bill down in Florida. We have to do this, Billy, Wri challenged. When I get out, we have to canoe the river. Bill knew the river, too, with an extensive family history associated with the Suwannee. eyd both loved the water the willowy banks, mysterious swamps, meandering creeks and vast estuaries. Each held a fascination for the local lore and each still shared a Tom Sawyerlike yearning for adventure. Bill was nishing his forestry degree at the University of Florida and would be starting a new job soon. A real job, hed say, looking up from his textbooks. But yeah, lets do it, Wri. Lets do the whole river, Bill exclaimed with characteristic excitement. ings are changing, man. eyre putting in designated camp sites now. Well do it when you get home, before I start my job, while we can still primitive camp. In the fall of that year Bills dad, Capt. Bob McKinstry (an experienced outdoorsman, educator and guide himself) dropped the two at a landing in the dense swamp out from Fargo, Georgia. ey launched their canoe in the early light, just before the river de nes itself. is is how they wanted to go, as the black water of the Okefenokee goes, south and west, out through one of the most primitive wildernesses remaining in this country. ey came out through the swamp to where the old sill spans an elusive shoreline on either side. e sill, built in the 1950s to stabilize the depth of the swamp, remains as little more than a monument to yet another of mans futile machinations in the wild. Many canoeists put in here for the river trip, but Bill and Wri had already made a good days passage through the cypresses, sedges and vines from deep within the Okefenokee. Somewhere south of the sill, they looked for their rst campsite among the low, still marshlike banks. Massive tri-centennial cypresses still appeared mid-stream. A sandy bank above Cypress Creek loomed ahead, as if levitating above the mirroring surface of the shadowy river. ey paddled to the port, left. ough low by comparison to the high blu s they knew on the Lower Suwannee, this was higher ground than theyd seen since daylight. After an arduous day of weaving and winding the riddled water passage out of the ancient swamp, this rise looked promising for a camp. By the re that night, from somewhere back upstream, a beaver spanked the water, the resounding slap of his at tail ringing like a ri e crack in the night. is was the rst of nine nights in which the sounds of the river and the wild around it would enter their dreaming, not from memory but from the night in the place itself. According to their reading and from what theyd learned from others, 15, maybe 20, miles in a day seemed more or less a reasonable expectation. ey were strong and young and handled the canoe well. So maybe theyd make more some days, they thought. No matter, they wouldnt be burdened with hurry. at was one thing agreed. e other was their mutual commitment to swim in each spring named along their charted course. Rain or shine, cold or not, swim each one. at was the plan, but something unplanned may have caused them to miss a few. eyd crossed the Georgia/ Florida line before noon on the next day, if that was omas Creek behind them. ey paddled on without certainty or any celebration. ey were in the river now, going with the dark ribbon of water meandering before them between the narrow, increasingly descending banks. Only a day and a half in and already their sensibilities about the river were greater than their sense of time. Political or geographic boundaries didnt matter, either. Even so, when they came upon Anderson Islands, where Toms Creek comes in below the state line, they knew they were in Florida. Over the millennia, the river had carved deeply into the limestone karst. Now great outcroppings and sheer cli -like banks appeared. On one of these they would make another camp, and when they awoke, they would nd the tracks of a small black bear that evidently milled about their smoldering re while they slept. In the early sunshine, the work of their paddles made little more than whispers of movement over the ink-dark water. e banks of cypress were thick with fern. en out ahead they saw the weathered tangle of a oating bough. Or was it that? No, there extended the jutting jaw and antlers of a rack buck, swimming. ey called to each other in excitement. It was fascinating to see, especially here, somewhere near where the Old Spanish Trail traversed in its route to Pensacola, and ultimately on to San Diego on the Paci c. Ancient explorers and conquistadors had crossed somewhere near. It was also, as Wri (a devotee of Daniel Boone) knew, near where the long hunter and his companions might well have forded. ey had in fact hunted out the Old Spanish Trail from St. Augustine to Pensacola, at this same time of year in the fall of 1765.Skies Snap Sons Straws Study Taps Tart Team ee Tore Troubles Vans Walnut Wash Week Suwannee Canoe with Will Irby on left and Bill McKinstry in the bow. Photo courtesy of Dawn McKinstry
The Levy County Journal6AJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 January 16, 2012January 17, 2012January 18, 2012January 19, 2012January 20, 2012 NO SCHOOLEARLY RELEASE Hamburger on BunLettuce Tomato/Tater TotsChilled Mixed Fruit Assorted Milk EARLY RELEASE Pepperoni Pizza or Managers Choice Tossed Salad/Buttered Corn Orange Slices Assorted Milk EARLY RELEASE Deli Ham & Cheese Sub. Cole Slaw /Baked Beans/ Apple Wedges Assorted MilkNO SCHOOL January 23, 2012January 24, 2012January 25, 2012January 26, 2012January 27, 2012Nachos w/ Ground Beef or Deli Ham & Cheese Sub. Tossed Salad/ Vegetabel Blend Winter Chilled Applesauce Assorted Milk Beef and Macaroni or Cheese Pizza Tossed Salad/ Broccoli Chilled Peaches Home Made Garlic Rolls Assorted Milk EARLY RELEASE Sloppy Joe on Bun/ Turkey & Cheese Sub. 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Once more, 5th grade teacher Kathy Brewington and lab manager Charlie Watson had prepared the certi cates for the event, and Watson was chief photographer. Students may be awarded a certi cate in academics, citizenship or most improved; some are recognized in more than one category. ird graders who received January Student of the Month awards for academics were Maclayne McGowan and Christopher Robinson. For citizenship only, Aidan Chiperi, Joshua Bagnall, Nicolas Cittadini, John Yount, Lisa Carmichael and Elizabeth Barber were honored. e 3rd grade teachers are Hillary Cribbs, Lindsey Dubock, Courtney Edwards, Mary Guinsler, Cindy Hiter, Corrie Houghtaling, Tracy Kirby and Tonya Townsend.Fourth graders Angelina Maguire, Rhett Munden and Alyssa Byrne received a Student of the Month award in academics. Brody Harrell was tapped for citizenship while Tydarius Duncan received an award for being most improved. Bridget Barley was awarded a certi cate for both academics and citizenship. Kathy Clemons, Teri Dixon, Lita Halchak, Tina Roberts, Neige Snider and Joelene Vining teach 4th grade.Awards for fth grade were presented to Trinity Knapp and Reezin Lamb for academics. Citizenship awards went to Carly Wilson, Garin Osteen, Luis Castillo and Cheyenne Bell. Bryce King was most improved. Fifth grade teachers are Nancy Bowman, Kathy Brewington, Jeanne DuBois, Laurie Helgerud, Nancy Priest, Serena iessen and Steve Van Zwienen. Following the ceremony, the students and any guests who attended were treated to fresh donuts and nutritious Florida Ringing in 2012, WES Taps 21 Students of the Month for January orange juice. A photo of the event will be posted on the Wall of Fame in the Wildcat Caf. e next ceremony is scheduled for the rst Friday in February, again in the media center. Congratulations, WES Wildcat Students of the Month for January 2012! by Lisa Statham PosteraroOn the rst Friday of the new year, Williston Elementary Scho ol principal Marla Hiers and assistant principal Angel Thomas ank the students who just received the Ja nuary Student of the Month awards. Photo courtesy of Charlie Watson MockMockingingbirdbird Mockingbird! Now everybody, have you heard? e 4th graders are learning about symbols of and facts about Florida! And what a fun way to do sothe creative triarama! Every fall most of the 4th graders at Williston Elementary School let their creative juices ow and also research some general information about their state. ey then share facts about the state bird, tree, reptile in triangular segments which t together to create a large ornament. Sure beats a boring written report, doesnt it? Some classes vote to assess who they feel created the top triaramas based on a rubric provided by the teacher. e winners triaramas are displayed in the schools media center. by Lisa Statham PosteraroStudents in Teri Dixons 4th grade class at Williston Elementary School bring their triaramas to their media center to be displayed: Wade Russ, Nathaniel Noland, Brody Harrell, Dalton Vanderstrasse, Chayston Brown and McKenzie Fairweather. Dalton got extra credit for doing a double triarama! Photo courtesy of Lisa Statham Posteraro. WES Triaramas Spotlight Aspects of Florida History Final Group of WES Patrollers Inducted e new year found the Williston Elementary School Safety Patrol advisers inducting the last group of patrol trainees to full status safety patrollers! At the monthly after-school meeting of the group, 15 trainees donned their safety patrol belts, pins and name tags following the induction ceremony conducted by advisers Lisa Posteraro and Helen Darling. Were up to 65, said Posteraro. Congratulations to the last group to be inducted! Safety patrollers help the sta throughout the day monitoring student tra c ow to class in the morning and as they leave campus in the afternoon. In addition, some patrollers work in the media center, deliver messages, and generally make themselves available to be of assistance during the day. Besides the on-campus responsibilities, many patrollers plan to tour Washington, D. C., for three days after school is out. To a ord this trip hosted by the Levy County Sheri s O ce, patrollers must raise $639, so they are raising money to help defray the expense of this educational trip. Educational Tours from Inverness plans the 5-day trip for all the county patrol groups, which begins and ends at Bronson Elementary School. is years trip is June 18-22, 2012. e group has sold candy, candles and now are procuring sponsors for the upcoming Cruzin for Kidz, a motorcycle ride scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012, to begin at WES. Fifth graders who are safety patrollers at WES for the 2011-12 school year are: Race Battle, Jessica Bloom, Jacob Breeding, Ana Chiperi, Frankie Cittadini, Kaley Clinksclaes, Alexis Crews, Ethan Davis, Hunter DeFilippo, Lauren Faircloth, Shaw Foran, Caitlyn Fries, Haley Fugate, Hanna Garboski, Grayson Geiger, James Hern, Arelmy Hernandez, Loumarie Hidalgo, Annie Hopping, Madison Hunt, Ryan Kline, Trinity Knapp, Kami McCormick, Will McCoy, Alicia McMullen, Juaquin Mendoza, Miranda Milton, Quinyon Mitchell, Willow Nixon, Rodr Parker, Stephanie Richardson, Michael Robinson, Samantha Ryalls, Dellana Sams, Joseph Sistrunk, Calvin Strange, Kaylee Sullivan, Leslie Trinidad, Savannah Turbeville, Ericha Turner, Merinna Alvarez, Kimberly Chavez, Angeles de Urtubey, Gabriel Foster, Lorena Martinez, Kyra Mueller, Rigoberto Olvero Zambrano, Garin Osteen, Ana Rivera, Cayton Smith, Madison Starnes, Destiny Streitz, Lauren Taylor, Carly Wilson, Abreanna Youmans, Kalista Benjamin, Bo Bishop, Kearre Blue, Fatima Deciderio, Bryce King, Chalino Sanchez, Aliya Simmons, Kayci Sisti, Andrew Spillane and Katelyn Wood.by Lisa Statham PosteraroThe Williston Elementary School Safety Patrollers pose outside the multipurpose room following the induction ceremony of the third and nal group of trainees (on the front row) where the nal 15 trainees received their o cial safety patrol belts, pins and name tags. Photo courtesy of Lisa Statham Posteraro.
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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. 1/12Jp --------CHIEFLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT has an open position for a certi ed police of cer. City employees receive a complete bene t package including enrollment in FRS. Applications may be obtained in person at the CPD located at 14 East Park Ave., Chie and, FL 32626 or via the website at: www. chie andpd.com CPD is a drug-free workplace. All selected applicants will be required to undergo and pass a complete drug screen and physical. CPD is accepting applications on a continuous basis. Equal Opportunity Employer. 1/19Jb --------CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE IS SEEKING A SYSTEM OPERATOR (DISPATCHER): Candidates must have a minimum of one year of dispatcher experience, or other related experience, preferably with an electric utility. Other minimum requirements include: high school diploma or GED, basic computer training in MS Of ce Excel, Outlook & Word, including keyboarding and the ability to learn other computer applications. Must be able to effectively function in a high stress environment with minimal supervision; effectively communicate via radio, telephone and face to face; work a rotating shift and work overtime with short notice; work for prolonged periods in a sitting position. The successful candidate must pass a background check and physical exam, including a drug test. Quali ed candidates should apply only at www. employ orida.com and refer to job order #9634371. Questions should be directed to CLM Workforce Connection at 800-4345627. Drug Free Workplace and EOE 1/12Jb400 REAL ESTATEFOR SALE BY OWNERS: 3 bedroom/2 bath on 1 acre with improvements; i.e. well/ power pole. $44,900 OBO. Ask for Jesse at (352) 3189262. 1/26Jp410 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. 1/26Jp --------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. 1/26Jp415 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. 1/19Jp440 VACANT LAND FOR SALELAND FOR SALE: 1 to 2 acre lots; owner nance, easy terms, low down payment, Bronson/Williston areas. 352-472-4977 tfnJp -------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. 1/12Jp JUNK 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. 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The Levy County Journal8AJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 EVY COUNTY L e County Seat Newspaper Est. 1923$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe!JOURNAL 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 Foundation-funded research project in Panama. Dinosaurs Are Coming to GainesvilleFlorida 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. 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www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L Levy L i f e ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 28 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email email@example.com.Found PhotoIn 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 Robert H. Allen, Chie and, FloridaTim Tebow was and remains the champion of the University of Florida in Gainesville. Since being drafted to the NFL to the Denver Broncos, Tim has continued to be in the news. In fact, it seems that his notoriety since leaving the University of Florida has been greatly expanded. Why is there continuous press concerning this man? He certainly hasnt maintained the stellar quarterback accolades as he performed in the Swamp Pit of the Florida Gators. What is it that causes so many to either celebrate or deride him? A new word has been coined, Tebowing which may be the focal point of this mans celebrity status. Of course we all know the bended knee stance in reverence to God has become his trademark, but why? What is it about giving reverence What is the Mystique of Tim Tebow ?to God that makes Tim special? Most of us have heard him clearly state in the public arena that he owes everything to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. No bones about it, Tim Tebow clearly gives credit for his athletic skills to Jesus Christ and not just to God. Why is there such a distinction between giving reference to God as opposed to his recognition of Jesus Christ? When mentioning God today few with the exception of the anti-God crowd are o ended. In fact mentioning God is quite politically correct for nearly every world religion. References to God alone are quite appropriate and in so doing few may be o ended. But when Tim Tebow states that Jesus Christ, Gods only Son is his own personal Lord and Savior that is another thing altogether. e Bible states in 1 John 4:1-3 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. 2. is is the way to nd out if they have the Spirit of God: If a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ became a human being, that person has the Spirit of God. 3. If a prophet does not acknowledge Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist. You have heard that he is going to come into the world, and he is already here. ( e New Living Translation of the Holy Bible.) If the mystique is centered in Tebows confession that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior, then why? What is it about Jesus Christ that causes so much controversy? e New Testament of the Bible clearly states that Jesus is the Messiah, the coming one foretold in the Old Testament scriptures. e Old Testament declared that Jesus would be born of a virgin in the city of Bethlehem. It declares that Jesus would be cruci ed on a cross as payment for all of mankinds sins. On this fact alone, Tim Tebow declares that he has kept himself pure and lives as best as he can by the standard of the Ten Commandments. e Ten Commandments are displayed in stone above the entrance of the Supreme Court Building in Washington DC. ey used to be displayed in every school in this great land until godless legislators passed a bill banning them from our schools. e Ten Commandments were the underlining benchmark of our Founding Fathers writings including the Declaration of Independence and Our Constitution. In the Book of Isaiah of the Old Testament, in chapter fty three, Jesus is clearly seen as being rejected by men and put to death, the death of a criminal for the sins of mankind. Whats the issue? Mankind since the beginning has fallen short of Gods ideal standard set forth in the Ten Commandments. e Bible states that every last person regardless of nationality, color or religion is guilty before God and condemned to hell. at is the dire declaration of the Bible. We have all sinned and that while we were yet sinners Jesus died in our place. e Bible clearly states that whoever recognizes their need of forgiveness, come to God and acknowledge their sin and believe that Jesus Christ died in their behalf as an atoning sacri ce for our sins, God would take the guilty verdict against them and place it upon his Son Jesus on the Cross. It seems that every world religion may approach God in di erent ways but the common thread between these religions is that Man can become right with God through the e ort of good works. Its the idea of balances. If you have more on the good side than on the bad side you go to heaven. is belief excludes the necessity of Jesus Christ and His dying for our sins as payment to satisfy the justice of God. e faith of Tim Tebow declares boldly that each of us must come to God as a hopeless sinner with no possible way of being good enough to be granted passage to heaven. When Tebow declares that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior he is saying that, without God, he has no hope of heaven; but by putting his faith in what Jesus did for him on the Cross, he can have right standing with God. Furthermore Tim is declaring that his life, his athletic ability, his purpose is to serve the one who was responsible for cleansing him from sin. He continues to believe that by being submitted to Gods Will for his life and his constant study of the Bible, that he will be given access. erefore, Tim Tebow strives to please God on the gridiron as well as in every aspect of his life. He does so without shame, giving glory to the living God and his beloved Son, Jesus Christ. is openness to the public of his personal subservience to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is what I believe is the crux of the mystique. For the Bible declares that Jesus Christ is the only way to God. ere are no other paths which will lead to heaven. We can only hope that by recognizing our need of a Savior and by putting our trust in Jesus Christ can we ever receive the assurance of peace with God. I believe that for Tim Tebow, his acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior is more than cutesy expression; it is his basis for life itself. Finally, for the curious, click on Tim Tebow in your web browser. Google claims 2,250,000 separate web sites for this extraordinary young man. Tim Tebows message is that there is hope for us in Gods Son, Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Courtesy of therubberchickensblog.comWilliston Young Womans Club Goes to the DogsPresident Brandy Petteway, members and guests of the Jan. 5 meeting of the Williston Young Womens Club had Carol Borden, founder and Executive Director of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. headquartered in Williston, as their guest speaker for the evening Carol informed the women in attendance about the work that Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is doing to help people with various kinds and degrees of disability and shared that there are no government grants to help with this much needed work. Guardian Angels depend solely on contributions. ese marvelous German Shepherd medical service dogs are trained to help people in a wheelchair, such as veteran Michael Gaither, by picking up and returning dropped items. Michael demonstrated with his medical service dog, Honey, who even picked up a thin piece of paper from a tile oor and handed it back to Michael. Medical service dogs also are trained to go and get a bottle of water out of the refrigerator, turn lights on and o push the call button to alert ADT or some other help center and even open doors and go and get help when needed. Medical service dogs are also trained to help alert on seizures or diabetic problems too high blood sugars or too low blood sugars and are able to let their person know that they are about to su er a problem of some sort so much in advance of the event that they can safely sit down or lie down and not su er a serious fall. And of course the dogs can be trained to help with all types of anxiety attacks and to also help ground the person that is su ering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Guardian Angels is pairing with the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa and the research program being conducted there to see what results can be made using the medical service dogs to help veterans su ering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Volunteer opportunities were o ered to the group and everyone was invited to go to the Guardian Angels facility and see the work being done there. President Brandy shared with the group that her 15-year-old son goes out to Guardian Angels each Saturday to volunteer and he absolutely loves the experience! Brandy encouraged each lady present to seriously consider volunteering or helping by contributing to Guardian Angels. Honey the Wonder Dog grounds Michael her veteran owner as he performs a medical procedure. Williston Young Woman's Club President Brandy Petteway.
The Levy County Journal2BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONGreater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceNews from the December meeting: Our Vice President, Mike Schenk, has submitted his resignation as of late November. Our bylaws state that our President may appoint a Vice President. Robbie Cooper was appointed without opposition. Congratulations to our new o cer! We need fundraisers for the spring; Patriotic pins can be sold again for Memorial Day and Fourth of July; lawn mower racing discussed; dinner, lunches. Next meeting will be held at Nannas Place Academy. Next meeting will be held on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012 at Nannas Place Academy hosted by Mrs. Debra Grant. Membership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Free Movie Soul Surfer in Bronson Jan. 14Bronson United Methodist Church invites everyone to a free movie on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. ere will be popcorn and soft drinks provided. e movie showing will be Soul Surfer. Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again and help others, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. e lm features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her lm debut, and Dennis Quaid. is will be the rst of a monthly event. Please come enjoy the free movie and refreshments. e church is located at 235 Court Street, Bronson, just north of the courthouse on the east side of the street. If you need further information, please call the church o ce at 352/4862281 or Sue Bazin at 352/486-4094. We look forward to seeing you! Bronson Annual African American Festival Feb. 18 e Bronson Annual African American Festival will be held on Saturday Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Levy County Public Health Dept at 66 S. Main Street in Bronson. Anyone who would like to be a participant such as performers whether as a choir, duet or solo, dancers, mimes, or vendors for food should contact the organizers by Jan. 31. e cost for vendors is $25. If you would like more information please call: Beatrice Mongo (352)-642-2603; Lillian McClendon (352)-486-6077; Mary Joe Edmondson (352)-486-2605 or (352)-221-5285 cell; or Katherine Manuel (352)-486-2693.NEWBERRYNewberry Branch Library Presents Popular Quilting Jan. 22Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) member Bette Viessman, will present an introduction to the Alachua County quilting community during a presentation Sunday, January 22nd, at 2 p.m., at the Alachua County Library, Newberry Branch, 110 South Seaboard Drive in Newberry, Florida. Ms. Viessman will bring a trunk-show lled with beautiful and inspirational quilts and show how to make simple but elegant quilts that can be given as gifts. e program is open to anyone interested in learning more about quilting or the Alachua County quilting community. For more information on the Newberry Branch library, call Marian Suggs, (352) 472-1135. For information on Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild, go to www.qacdg.org. Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) meets monthly the rst ursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 N. W. 34th Street, Gainesville. Refreshments at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins 10 a.m. Guests are welcome. Founded as a not-for-pro t organization in August of 2003, Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild has grown from that initial handful to well over 100 members. QACDG provides a broad spectrum of educational programs at meetings, and workshops throughout the year. 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 352/4657809; Jan. 30 costume jewelry rescheduled to Mar. 12. Classes 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 ArtistsGallery events this winter will be open to all artists for contribution. Limit of 3 pieces per exhibitor and $5 entry fee per piece. 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. 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 email@example.com or visit Old Florida Celebration of the Arts o cial website www.cedarkeyartsfestival.comYANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Looking for Super Soup Makers Calling all soup makersreserve your spot today to try for the title of Best Soup Chef in the area. e Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Soup-Aon will be Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Bring your favorite soup and join your neighbors at #5 56th St., Yankeetown to try them all and vote for the best. ALL YOU CAN EAT ONLY $6.00. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three tastiest soups..1st place $50, 2nd place $25 and 3rd place $10. e ladies of the Club have been busy baking and will have lots of homemade goodies for sale. If all the delicious soups have lled you up, take some home for a midnight snack. Make plans to check out the new arrivals at the rift Store. Lingerie, sleepwear and Christmas decorations are 50% o as well as all items marked with a red or blue tag. Call the Club at 352/447-2057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.Zora Hurston and other Black Artists at the A.F. Knotts Public Library e Friends of the A.F. Knotts Library invites you to join the January activities aimed at celebrating the under-recognized talent of black artists of another age through books, lms, and a live performance. e A.F. Knotts Public Library at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown, is the place to meet. Fri., Jan. 13, at 11:00 a.m., there will be a viewing of the PBS documentary Zoras Roots and at 1:30 p.m. a showing of eir Eyes Were Watching God, based on Zora Neale Hurstons best known novel. Hurston was an award winning novelist in the rst half of the 1900s and was raised in Eatonville, Fla. Mon., Jan. 16, at 2:00 p.m., a Performance by Phyllis McEwan Zora Live presented through Florida Humanities Council. Wed., Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m., the Book Talk Group will discuss Hurstons novel eir Eyes Were Watching God. Join us and visit the Friends website at friendsofafknotts.com for more information and ongoing activities. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 12 High 3:04 AM 3.6 7:27 AM Set 9:30 AM 92 12 Low 9:52 AM -0.5 5:54 PM Rise 9:35 PM 12 High 4:07 PM 3.3 12 Low 10:08 PM 0.5 F 13 High 3:51 AM 3.4 7:27 AM Set 10:07 AM 85 13 Low 10:28 AM -0.2 5:54 PM Rise 10:37 PM 13 High 4:40 PM 3.4 13 Low 10:56 PM 0.4 Sa 14 High 4:44 AM 3.1 7:27 AM Set 10:43 AM 77 14 Low 11:06 AM 0.1 5:55 PM Rise 11:40 PM 14 High 5:16 PM 3.5 14 Low 11:51 PM 0.2 Su 15 High 5:47 AM 2.7 7:27 AM Set 11:22 AM 67 15 Low 11:48 AM 0.5 5:56 PM 15 High 5:58 PM 3.5 M 16 Low 12:56 AM 0.2 7:27 AM Rise 12:44 AM 56 16 High 7:06 AM 2.4 5:57 PM Set 12:03 PM 16 Low 12:38 PM 1 16 High 6:49 PM 3.5 Tu 17 Low 2:14 AM 0 7:27 AM Rise 1:48 AM 44 17 High 8:45 AM 2.2 5:58 PM Set 12:49 PM 17 Low 1:43 PM 1.3 17 High 7:52 PM 3.5 W 18 Low 3:39 AM -0.2 7:27 AM Rise 2:53 AM 33 18 High 10:31 AM 2.3 5:59 PM Set 1:39 PM 18 Low 3:04 PM 1.6 18 High 9:02 PM 3.5 Suwannee River EntranceTh 12 High 3:10 AM 3.2 7:28 AM Set 9:31 AM 92 12 Low 10:10 AM -0.5 5:54 PM Rise 9:36 PM 12 High 4:13 PM 2.9 12 Low 10:26 PM 0.5 F 13 High 3:57 AM 3 7:28 AM Set 10:07 AM 85 13 Low 10:46 AM -0.2 5:55 PM Rise 10:38 PM 13 High 4:46 PM 3 13 Low 11:14 PM 0.4 Sa 14 High 4:50 AM 2.7 7:28 AM Set 10:44 AM 77 14 Low 11:24 AM 0.1 5:55 PM Rise 11:41 PM 14 High 5:22 PM 3.1 Su 15 Low 12:09 AM 0.2 7:28 AM Set 11:22 AM 67 15 High 5:53 AM 2.4 5:56 PM 15 Low 12:06 PM 0.5 15 High 6:04 PM 3.1 M 16 Low 1:14 AM 0.2 7:28 AM Rise 12:44 AM 56 16 High 7:12 AM 2.1 5:57 PM Set 12:03 PM 16 Low 12:56 PM 0.9 16 High 6:55 PM 3.1 Tu 17 Low 2:32 AM 0 7:27 AM Rise 1:49 AM 44 17 High 8:51 AM 1.9 5:58 PM Set 12:49 PM 17 Low 2:01 PM 1.2 17 High 7:58 PM 3.1 W 18 Low 3:57 AM -0.2 7:27 AM Rise 2:54 AM 33 18 High 10:37 AM 2 5:59 PM Set 1:40 PM 18 Low 3:22 PM 1.5 18 High 9:08 PM 3.1 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 12 High 3:11 AM 3.3 7:26 AM Set 9:29 AM 92 12 Low 10:47 AM -0.5 5:53 PM Rise 9:34 PM 12 High 4:14 PM 3 12 Low 11:03 PM 0.5 F 13 High 3:58 AM 3.1 7:26 AM Set 10:05 AM 85 13 Low 11:23 AM -0.2 5:54 PM Rise 10:36 PM 13 High 4:47 PM 3.1 13 Low 11:51 PM 0.4 Sa 14 High 4:51 AM 2.8 7:26 AM Set 10:42 AM 77 14 Low 12:01 PM 0.1 5:54 PM Rise 11:39 PM 14 High 5:23 PM 3.2 Su 15 Low 12:46 AM 0.2 7:26 AM Set 11:21 AM 67 15 High 5:54 AM 2.5 5:55 PM 15 Low 12:43 PM 0.5 15 High 6:05 PM 3.2 M 16 Low 1:51 AM 0.2 7:26 AM Rise 12:42 AM 56 16 High 7:13 AM 2.2 5:56 PM Set 12:02 PM 16 Low 1:33 PM 0.9 16 High 6:56 PM 3.2 Tu 17 Low 3:09 AM 0 7:25 AM Rise 1:47 AM 44 17 High 8:52 AM 2 5:57 PM Set 12:48 PM 17 Low 2:38 PM 1.2 17 High 7:59 PM 3.2 W 18 Low 4:34 AM -0.2 7:25 AM Rise 2:52 AM 33 18 High 10:38 AM 2.1 5:58 PM Set 1:39 PM 18 Low 3:59 PM 1.5 18 High 9:09 PM 3.2continued on page 3 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 1% 0% 1% Steers under 600 lbs 40% 0% 38% Heifers over 600 lbs 1% 0% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 37% 0% 39% Feeder cows 0% 0% 2% Slaughter cows 18% 0% 16% Bulls 3% 0% 3% Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1200-1595 1418 67.00-84.00 74.46 1225-1535 1328 76.00-90.00 80.75 HD 1600-1895 1711 67.00-75.00 72.71 1625-1985 1828 75.50-76.50 75.99 HDSlaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price885-1190 1058 64.00-84.00 74.37 1000-1195 1134 76.00-88.00 83.31 HD 905-1125 983 57.00-63.00 59.65 LD 1200-1585 1380 71.00-80.00 76.41 1200-1590 1378 80.00-88.00 82.80 HDSlaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price830-840 835 68.00-69.00 68.5 820-840 831 53.00-61.00 56.75 LD 850-1190 1017 63.00-73.00 66.93 850-1185 932 50.00-62.00 56.67 LD 1265-1575 1347 66.00-74.00 70.22Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1140-1470 1284 81.50-93.00 87.05 1240-1380 1306 95.00-98.00 95.85 HD 1500-2035 1713 86.00-96.00 90.24 1655-1880 1746 100.00-105.00 101.68 HDFeeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-240 223 195.00-245.00 217.93 250-295 275 185.00-235.00 205.94 300-345 321 175.00-240.00 199.11 350-395 372 155.00-230.00 188.35 400-445 421 140.00-195.00 168.93 450-495 468 135.00-180.00 154.52 500-545 520 127.50-170.00 146.18 550-595 567 129.00-160.00 139.42 600-645 617 125.00-140.00 131.65 650-680 663 125.00-137.50 129.64Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-245 224 175.00-205.00 193 250-295 275 150.00-185.00 170.31 300-345 323 140.00-180.00 164.95 350-390 368 130.00-175.00 151.03 400-445 424 122.50-158.00 142.99 450-495 471 119.00-145.00 133.8 500-545 524 117.50-138.00 125.79 550-595 563 115.00-130.00 120.71 610-620 617 115.00-118.00 115.99Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-245 223 165.00-190.00 178.8 250-295 271 145.00-180.00 159.46 300-345 320 140.00-165.00 150.85 350-395 368 130.00-160.00 143.31 400-445 421 121.00-155.00 139.8 450-495 471 121.00-145.00 134.05 500-545 518 118.00-140.00 130.63 550-595 568 112.00-135.00 125.47 600-640 612 118.00-130.00 122.17 650-665 655 115.00-120.00 118Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-245 224 130.00-155.00 141.09 250-290 268 120.00-150.00 138.28 300-345 322 120.00-144.00 134.64 350-395 369 118.00-138.00 129.63 400-440 425 108.00-138.00 122.76 450-495 470 108.00-132.00 121.23 500-545 520 105.00-126.00 115.18 560-595 576 102.00-118.00 110.86Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price905-1085 989 71.50-89.00 77.57 1135-1185 1168 80.00-104.00 87.77Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Jan 06, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 8 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 6,420 compared to 2,131 last week, and 7,604 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to pre-holiday sales, slaughter cows mostly 3.00 to 8.00 higher, bulls 6.00 to 7.00 higher, feeder steers 2.00 to 3.00 higher, heifers 4.00 to 5.00 higher, steer calves mostly 3.00 to 9.00 higher, heifer calves 3.00 to 6.00 higher, replacement cows 6.00 to 10.00 higher. continued on page 3B
The Levy County Journal 3BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast WWII Veterans Meeting Jan. 12World War II Veterans will start the new year at a meeting on Jan. 12th at 11:30 a.m. at Akins Bar-B-Q and Grill in Bell. May this year be a prosperous and healthy year for you and yours. All WW II veterans are welcome to join us. Bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran and join in the camaradarie. We enjoyed our December meeting at the Island Room in Cedar Key in December. e food was outstanding and the weather was perfect. Wayland Wadley was raised in Cedar Key and talked about the early days there. He brought a slew of beautiful pictures. Waylan is also very Crafty and displayed a lighted Christmas Tree he made with the use of sh line. May 2012 be an outstanding year for our country. Let there be Peace On Earth and let it begin with me. God bless all of our veterans for the price theyve paid for our freedoms and the price they continue to pay. Our sympathies to the familys of two of our members, Pauline Barton age 94, a retired professor of Nursing at UF who served with the U.S.Army, and Virgil Sirmons age 91, US Marine Corps who is survived by Betty, his wife of 64. Dot Halvorsen-352/542-7697.Levy County Republicans Monthly Meeting Jan. 16 e Levy County Republican Executive Committee will resume monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday at BubbaQues Restaurant in Chie and. Come join us on Jan. 16, 2012 starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by our meeting at 7 p.m. If you need a ride please call Juanita (352) 339-0747. is will be a very busy year with major elections coming in November. So we are looking for Republicans who want to: 1) increase the Republicans in Levy County; 2) educate voters on issues; 3) increase Republican candidates; and 4) increase the voters at the polls. Now is the time for all Republicans to work together so please attend our monthly meetings. Find us on Facebook and our website www.levyrepublicans. com for activities, contact info and so much more. Also if you are between the ages of 17 and 26 and want to work with your own Republican age group, please contact Michelle at 1-877-734-LEVY (5389). LEPC District 5 Meeting Jan. 18 e public is invited to attend a meeting of the District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee on Wed., Jan. 18, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL. Chairmans report, Sta Report and other organizational matters regarding the LEPC will be discussed. For further information please contact Michael Arnold of the LEPC Sta at (352) 732-1315, Ext. 228.Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to Meet Jan. 19 e local council of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will meet on Jan. 19 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. ese public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.SRWMD Governing Board MeetingsOn Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 1 p.m., a tentative Intermediate Governing Board Meeting will be held at District Headquarters in Live Oak, Fla. Public should check the District website or contact the District to con rm that the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled. All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.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, Jan. 18th 1:30-3:30pm Chie and Sr Ctr.USDA Commodity Distribution for Levy CountyJan. 14 Chie and Methodist Church 707 Main St 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 Williston Masonic Lodge 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 Bronson Ag Building Hwy 27 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 Otter Creek Town Hal 2:30 to 3 p.m. USDA is available to all eligible recipients. ere will be certi cation available to those who have not registered. If you have any questions please call 352/336-0839.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.Community Calendar continued from page 2 WILLISTONFree Health Fair in Williston Jan. 16 e Williston AARP Chapter #912 group is sponsoring a FREE Health Fair at the Palms Medical Group, 630 N. Main St. in Williston on Monday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Included will be: Health Screenings for Hearing, BP, and Diabetes. Information on AARP Tax Aid and driver course, Medicare, Emergency response, Physical tness, Rehab and more. Free telephones will be available for the hearing impaired. Also on site will be attorney, Cyndee Munkittrick, who will do free simple basic wills. Williston 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.CITRUS COUNTY/INVERNESSCoffee and Conversation Speakers Series Program Jan. 12Florida and the Gulf of Mexico: Wisdom, History, and Hope WHO: Dr. Jack Davis, University of Florida History Professor WHEN: ursday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: InvernessFlorida at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum downtown on the Square Please join us on ursday evening, Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the second oor courtroom at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Inverness in welcoming Dr. Jack Davis. As part of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museums rst Co ee and Conversation program of the year, University of Florida history professor Jack E. Davis will share with program participants the role the Gulf of Mexico has played in the course of Florida history.American Legion Post #237 Hosts Poker Run Jan. 28American Legion Post 237, located at 4077 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, will host a Poker Run to be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. with registration at American Legion Post 237. Last bike out will be 10:30 a.m. and last bike in will be 4:30 p.m. e cost for the event is $10 per rider which includes a poker hand and a meal at the end of the run. Best Hand wins the Poker Run. No food will be served before 4:00 p.m. All vehicles are welcome. Proceeds will bene t Hospice of Citrus County and American Cancer Society Ovarian Cancer Research. ere are six stops which include AmVets Post 441 Inglis, American Legion Post 155, I.R.R.U., Fraternal Order of Eagles # 4272 Homosassa, Scoreboard Sports Bar and the last stop which is American Legion Post 237. ere will be music and door prizes and a 50/50 Drawing. For additional information, please call 352/746-5018 or contact Ride Chair John Roby at 352/341-5856.CHIEFLANDFriends of the Chie and Library Board Meet Jan. 12 e Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chie and (a block behind City Hall), at 11:00 a.m. on ursday, Jan. 12. e Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chie and Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email: email@example.com e FLCPL supports the Luther Callaway Public Library by promoting the Librarys programs and resources and through fundraising, projects to augment the Librarys budget for the purchase of reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. Members, prospective members and guests are encouraged to attend the meeting. For further information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413.Chie and Train Depot Museum Committee Meeting Jan. 17 e City of Chie and Train Depot Museum Committee will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. e meeting will be held at the Train Depot. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Anyone who has any historical artifacts, pictures or information on the history of Chie and they wish to donate or loan to the city can contact Laurie Copeland at City Hall, 214 East Park Ave., Chie and, FL 32626 (352) 493-6711 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with Disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the o ce of the City Manager at City Hall, address listed above.12th Annual 2012 STARS Gala Jan. 28 e Levy County Schools Foundation is sponsoring the 12th Annual STARS Gala Set Sail for Education from Port Levy on Jan. 28, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Chie and Elementary School, 1205 NW 4th Ave. in Chie and. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. e evening will include: a Gourmet Dinner prepared by some of Levy Countys best restaurants with Appetizers, Salad and Bread, Prime Rib, Grilled Shrimp, Green Beans and Potatoes, Tea and Co ee, and Dessert. ere will be fabulous entertainment by the students of Levy County Schools, recognition of the Gala Patrons and special guests, a Silent Auction, and Door Prizes for everyones enjoyment. To become a Gala Patron or reserve Gala tickets contact Angela Johnson at the Foundation o ce at (352) 486-3408 no later than Jan. 18COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDACNA 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, long-term 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 a Business Jan. 30CCF 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. BRANFORDBranford Camera Club Meeting Jan. 12 e Branford Camera Club will start o the new year on urs., Jan. 12 (an exception to our usual 3rd ursday of the month to accommodate our speaker), at 7 p.m. We will be meeting at our new location, Cuzins Restaurant, on US 129 across from Sca s Market in Branford. Come about 6 p.m. to join some of us for dinner before the meeting. To kick o our programs for the new year, we will have Lou Kellenberger from St. Marks Photo Club as our special guest speaker. Lou will share skills, tips, and tricks for photographing wildlife. If you would like to get to know Lou and view some of his work before our meeting, please visit his website at http:// loukellenbergerphotography.zenfolio.com If you got a new camera for Christmas and need some help getting started, bring it with you to the meeting along with the instruction manual. Youll nd folks ready and willing to help you out. After Lous class, we will share our Christmas homework pictures and other photos as time permits. e Branford Camera Club meets on the 3rd ursday of each month, with an occasional exception, for the purpose of sharing, learning, and enjoying all things photographic. We are an eclectic group with experiences ranging from complete novice to consummate professional. Please join us. For more information, please contact: Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, 386/935-2044; Dick Madden, Technical Consultant, 386/935-0296; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, 386/935-1382. Life Skills WorkshopHealthy Living Saturday, January 21st9 a.m. 12 p.m. Finances Parenting Christianity Marriage
The Levy County Journal4BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 BARBARA GLASSMIRE BESTBarbara Glassmire Best passed away January 1, 2012 at her home in Old Town at the age of 80. Ms. Best is survived by her husband, Alfred Best Sr.; her sons, Alfred Boyd Best Jr. of Gossel, Minn. and Chuck Best of Old Town; her daughters, Pam Lewis of Old Town and Barbara Brown of Deltona, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her brother, eodore Glassmire of Orlando and her sister Alease Wheaton of Geneva, Fla. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:00 at e Lighthouse Word Faith Church in Chie and. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla. 352-498-5400.ALVIN HARRISON, JR.Alvin Harrison, Jr. of Trenton passed away Jan. 5, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and. Born in Geneva, Ala. he came to this area from Babson Park, Fla. in 1976. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean Con ict. He worked in the bottled gas industry and also worked for the Alachua County School Systems. He enjoyed camping and Gospel Sings. He was most proud of his family and his dog and loyal companion Lady. Mr. Harrison was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and great-grandson Braxton. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Frances Harrison of Trenton; daughter Diane (Je ) Stillson of Gainesville; sons: Mickey Harrison of Bartow, Terry (Clarice) Harrison of Trenton, Kenneth (Julie) Harrison of Trenton, Robert (Rachel) Harrison of Perry and Robby (Laurie) Harrison of Weirton, Va.; sister Nadine Jenkins and brother Murle Davis, both of Lakeland; 14 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.. Graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Newberry with Rev. Travis Moody o ciating. A memorial service was held at the Union Baptist Church immediately following the graveside service. Visitation was Sat. Jan. 7, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com LAWSON WILLIAM WEBSTER IIILawson William Papa Webster III, lifetime resident of Chie and, Fla., left this world to be with the Lord, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents Annie Pearl and Lawson William Webster Jr., and his grandparents, Lawson William and Atlanta (Clyatt) Webster. Lawson was retired from the Levy County Housing Authority after 27 years of dedication and outstanding service to his job. His lifelong passions were farming, hunting, shing, and spending time with family. If he was in the outdoors, he had a smile on his face. His great love was his ve children, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and his brother Johnny Webster. Lawson is survived by his children: Denese (Tom) McConnell, Lawson (Melody) Webster, Sammy (Karen) Webster, Donna (Ron) Greer, and Stacy (Lenora) Webster; his grandchildren: Drew (Alicia), Maribeth, Lawson Petey, Trey (Rachael), Sami Jo, Hillary, Trammell, Park, Jacob, Cassie, and Stacy, his great-grandson Connor Samuel Webster; and his brother Johnny (Gaye) Webster. Heaven has surely received an angel. Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Chie and. 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 CalendarThe Stu from Which Champions are Carved Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Jan. 13 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 is free and will be on Wed. Jan. 18 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. 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 27AYOU are invited to a Free Movie in Bronson Jan. 14Bronson United Methodist Church invites everyone to a free movie on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. ere will be popcorn and soft drinks provided. e movie showing will be Soul Surfer. Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. e lm features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood in her lm debut, and Dennis Quaid. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethanys feisty determination and steadfast beliefs spur her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others. is will be the rst of a monthly event. Please come enjoy the free movie and refreshments. e church is located at 235 Court Street, Bronson, just north of the courthouse on the east side of the street. If you need further information, please call the church o ce at 352/486-2281 or Sue Bazin at 352/486-4094. We look forward to seeing you! Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors -You Are Welcome Here!LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP at First Baptist Bronson Jan. 21Take your choice of a Life Skill class to attend for FREE at First Baptist Bronson, 451 S. Court Street in Bronson on Saturday Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ere will be classes on Healthy Living with tips on how to eat correctly and exercise by Lisa Winburn; Financial Managing by Selina Surles; Parenting with Godly wisdom by Sandra McKoy; Christianity Basics by Chris Orr and Marriage with practical tips to improve your marriage by Troy and Nina Turner. Lunch will be provided and childcare is available by reservation only. RSVP or ask for more info at (352) 486-2282.Marriage Classes at Lighthouse Word Church in JanuaryLighthouse Word Church, 2350 NW Hwy. Alt. 27 in Chie and, will be o ering Marriage Classes on the following dates; Sunday, Jan. 15, 22 and 29 at 6:00 pm, and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5:00 pm. At the class on January 29th, we will be featuring the new Courageous movie. A Marriage Ceremony for renewing wedding vows will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the 10:30 a.m. Service and a reception with light refreshments will follow. Please call 493-1554 if you are interested in attending the classes.continued on page 7B I guess stu ng a freshman in his high school baseball locker after a game is never really a good idea, no matter what may have happened out on the diamond. It doesnt build team unity, or impress a coach whos invested three years into trying to teach you some class. Yes bullying is bad, Im sure of it, no matter how good it may make you feel at the time. Its wrong, wrong, wrong! Sorry coach. Sorry freshman. I probably shouldnt have taken the mound that day anyway. Clearly I didnt have my stu A sharp pain was shooting through my shoulder causing my fast ball to waft up to the plate like a crippled zeppelin dragging a minibus. I just wanted one last chance to silence our cocky arch rivals as they heckled me from the other dugout. So I lied and said my arm felt ne. Sorry coach. After my rst few pitches, and the corresponding neck wrenching doubles they elicited, I hastily adjusted my game plan. I had to reach for two rarely used weapons in my arsenal, my curve ball and my brain. Neither had ever proven very overpowering. In desperation I begin trying to pitch smart, hitting spots, and rallying the team behind me. I soon realized that acting like a team player wasnt that bad after all. Maybe not as e ective as a good fastball, but hey, coupled with a few runs of our own, we actually headed into the last inning leading by one. I stumbled out to the mound for those nal three outs a weary mix of caked dust and sweat; dragging the long shadows of boyhoodthreatening the makings of a man. Id left my all out on the eld that day, including most of the cartilage from my shoulder. Hitching up my pants, I eagerly set about to nally settle this vendetta between our two schools.My rst pitch was promptly roped out into left eld for a single. I walked the next guy with four straight pitches. is was not turning out the way I planned! Was I going to fall apart at crunch time? e other team was already laughing me to scorn. ey knew I had nothing left. I turned to my coach halfway hoping hed pull me. His jaw muscles were working, but he just clapped and gave me a nod of con dence.With that I managed to get the next one over the plate. It was slapped pretty hard down the line, but thankfully our third baseman got enough leather on it to knock it down and step on the bag for the force. My next big sweeping curve ball was blasted deep to left; back, back, way back, only to be hauled down at the fence for the second out. e runners had tagged however, leaving the potential winning run at second base.Who then should saunter up the plate? Eric Anderson, my rival since t-ball, star pitcher, and clean-up hitter. I dug down deep, and with the aid of two of his towering shots landing just foul, I was somehow able to work him to a full count. Clearly the drama had unfolded before us like a tattered ole battle ag apping in the winds of destiny. We were entering into that small chunk of time from which the world carves its champions. Erics team appeared con dent, no doubt already mentally etching their names on the conference trophy. A bat boy cried, Knock that rinky-dink curve outta here! My catcher ashed the same two ngers he had all game, but Id already made up my mind. Despite all the pain, and the risk of permanent damage to my shoulder, it would be one pitch for all the glory. I gritted my teeth, and went into my windup with the threads gripped for a fastball. A lightning bolt of pain ripped through my shoulder and shot through my ngertips. at baseball carried everything I had left. It wasnt much, yet just enough to throw Erics timing o He dribbled a slow roller straight to our second basemanour FRESHMAN second baseman! Id like to report he scooped it up and made the short toss to rst to end the game. Id also like to say that my character changed completely that day and I never again acted like a bully, or a self centered cry baby, but youve probably read way too many of my stories to believe that. Truth iswere all just human. Weve got a tendency to boot the big one at crunch time, or stu the one that does in a locker. Im not justifying, Im just saying. Our best pitch is to learn to call on the mercy and forgiveness of the Lord Jesus; the only truly perfect One. Hell keep working with those wholl keep working with Him. (And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is nally nished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT)Buy anywayWere all just making our way up through the minor leagues here. Dont give up on yourself, and dont get down on your teammates. Just be quick to say Sorry Coach when you miss it, and hitch your pants up and get back on the mound. ats the stu from which real champions are carved. -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
The Levy County Journal 5BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE 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. 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 CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2011-CA-000715 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2005-1 MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-1 Plaintiff, v. JAMES E. STEWART; KAREN J. STEWART; ANNA C. THOMPSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNA C. THOMPSON; ROBERT S. JOHNSON; TUCKER RYALS; EQUITY ONE, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF ACTION Anna C. Thompson Last Known Address: 425 NW 1st Avenue Williston, FL 32696 Current Address: Unknown Previous Address: 203 E Main St New Straitsville, OH 43766 Previous Address: 5390 NE 134th Avenue Williston, FL 32696 ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: LOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 4, WILLISTON HEIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 425 NW 1st Avenue, Williston, FL 32696 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before February 18, 2012 a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Levy County Journal. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 27, 2011. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP
The Levy County Journal6BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 CLERK OF THE COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager, 201 East University Ave., Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601, at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 working 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. Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-1218 FLORIDA CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS W. MARTIN AND HUDSON FOODSTORES, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Clerk of Circuit Court, Levy County, Florida will on February 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lobby 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 5, Block 10, Ocala Highlands West, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 16, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Together with that certain 1996 Doublewide KING with I.D.#s N87564A and N87564B which is permanently affixed to the lands above-described and, as such, is deemed to be a fixture and a part of the real estate. pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on Dec. 20, 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 fis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. (COURT SEAL) Danny Shipp, Clerk Clerk of Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2009-CA000176 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. TOMMY RHODES, JOHN T. MCCAGH, MARY M. MCCAGH, SUSAN RHODES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN T. MCCAGH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY M. MCCAGH, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), et.al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated December 20, 2011, and entered in 382009-CA-000176 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and TOMMY RHODES, JOHN T. MCCAGH, MARY M. MCCAGH, SUSAN RHODES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN T. MCCAGH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY M. MCCAGH, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Danny Shipp as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY of the Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, at 11:00 a.m. on January 23, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 6 OF UNRECORDED PLAT KNOWN AS BLOUNT PROPERTY, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE SE OF THE NE OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, IN LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA, AND RUN N. 003803 W. A DIS TANCE OF 20 FEET; THENCE RUN S. 893529 W., A DISTANCE OF 390.45 FEET ALONG NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF PAVED COUNTY ROAD TO POINT OF BEGINNING: FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN N. 003803 W., A DIS TANCE OF 351.0 FEET; THENCE RUN S. 893529 W., 124.25 FEET; RUN THENCE S 003803 E., A DISTANCE OF 351.0 FEET TO RIGHT OF WAY OF PAVED ROAD; THENCE RUN N. 893529 E., ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 124.25 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL THAT PARCEL OF LAND IN CITY OF CHIEFLAND, LEVY COUNTY STATE OF FLORIDA, AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 888, PAGE 698, ID# 03-12 -14-00930005-00, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS SECTION 3, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A METES AND BOUNDS PROPERTY. 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 this 28th day of December, 2011. Danny Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Dated this 28th day of December, 2011 IMPORTANT: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., 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. Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000944 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. DONALD E. SHERLOCK, LEGAL NOTICESJR. A/K/A DONALD E. SHERLOCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD E. SHERLOCK, JR. A/K/A DONALD E. SHERLOCK; CYNTHIA G. ODONNELL; DAVID P. ODONNELL; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): DONALD E. SHERLOCK, JR. A/K/A DONALD E. SHERLOCK 7950 NW 168Th LANE TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD E. SHERLOCK, JR. A/K/A DONALD E. SHERLOCK 7950 NW 168TH LANE TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693N (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 52, BLOCK 6, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: 1989 FLEETWOOD DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS FL1FL4631A AND FL1FL4631B AND TITLE NUMBERS 47235497 AND 47224649 a/k/a 7950 NW 168TH LANE, TRENTON, FLORIDA 32693 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before February 18, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Fl 32621, Phone No. (352)374 3639 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-9558771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of December, 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 38-2011-CP000220 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF HUGH LLYWELYN POPENOE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Hugh Llywelyn Popenoe, deceased, whose date of death was September 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses 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 is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 5, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Elizabeth Haeseker 11950 NE 131st Place Archer, FL 32618 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John C. Bovay Florida Bar Number: 349895 Richard I. Withers Florida Bar Number: 039692 Attorneys for Personal Representative Dean, Mead & Bovay, P.A. 901 N.W. 57th Street Gainesville, FL 32605 Telephone: (352) 331-9092 Fax: (352) 331-6895 Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 38-2011 CP000229 DIVISION: IN RE: ESTATE OF: FRED EMANUEL ALFORD, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of FRED EMANUEL ALFORD, deceased, File Number 38-2011 CP000229 by the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621; that the decedents date of death was July 28, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $10,000.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NAME & ADDRESS Caglianone, Miller & Anthony, 703 Lamar Avenue Brooksville, Florida 34601 Nettie Alford 4850 N.W. County Road 345 Chiefland, Florida 32626 Shands Teaching Hospital P.O. Box 100172 Gainesville, Florida 326100172 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: January 5, 2012. Person Giving Notice /s/ Nettie Alford Petitioner Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Linda Muralt, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0031129 Walton Lantaff Schroeder Carson LLP 2203 North Lois Avenue Suite 750 Tampa, Florida 33607 Telephone: (813) 775-2375 Facsimile: (813) 775-2385 Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Dona Potter d/b/a Bronson Self 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 28, 2012 at Bronson Self Storage, 839 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, FL 32621 Dona Potter or her agent will conduct an open auction sale at 9:00 a.m. by (auction, sealed bid or yard sale) to the highest bidder. Bids to begin at 9:00 a.m. when auctioning will start for contents of the bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: Elizabeth Fish Units 8044,8060,8083 10050 NE 81 Street Bronson, FL 32621 Gloria Rydzewski Unit C118 PO Box 1264 Bronson, FL 32621 John Shryock Unit D182 580 Stephens Street Bronson, FL 32621 Joe Garcia Unit B055 PO Box 1103 Bronson, FL 32621 Nancy Welker Units D147, P06 PO Box 1162 Summerfield, FL 34492 Consists of household, per sonal items, miscellaneous merchandise, stored at Bronson Self Storage, 839 E. Hathaway Ave., Bronson, FL 32621. Sale is being held to satisfy a statutory lien. Low bids may not be accepted. Dated: Jan. 2, 2012 Bronson Self Storage Dona Potter PO Box 1705 Bronson, FL 32621 Phone: (352) 486-2121 Sale Date: Jan. 28, 2012 Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000902 CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. EILEEN BROWNE MITCHELL as Personal Representative of the Es tate of Robert Marion Browne; EILEEN BROWN MITCHELL, Individually; ROBERT L. BROWNE; DUANE R. GREENE; ANGELIKA BROWNE; UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR DEVISEES OF ROBERT MARION BROWNE, DECEASED, and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, UN KNOWN TEN ANTS/ OCCUPANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANGELIKA BROWNE DUANE R. GREEN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: TRACT 12, GULF RIDGE, UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN THAT PART OF SECTIONS 33 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, LYING EAST OF STATE ROAD S-347, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE 1/4 CORNER OF THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 33, S 00 33 05 W, 246.53 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 27 15 W, 80.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S 00 33 05 W, 153.47 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 27 57 W, 1186.24 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 347; THENCE RUN ON SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, N 26 05 30 E, 443.32 FEET; THENCE RUN S 89 27 57 E, 1075.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and EILEEN BROWNE MITCHELL, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Marion Browne, EILEEN BROWNE MITCHELL, Individually, ROBERT L. BROWNE, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND/OR DEVISEES OF ROBERT MARION BROWNE, DECEASED; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, E. Dylan Rivers, whose address is Ausley & McMullen, Post Office Box 391, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, on or before January 27, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on December 19, 2011. DANNY SHIPP LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Jan. 5, 12, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-216-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWIN LEON DOUGLAS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of EDWIN LEON DOUGLAS, deceased, whose date of death was October 14, 2011 is pending in the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, Case No. 2011-216-CP, the address of which is Clerk of Circuit Court, Probate, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the dece dent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, con tingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served with a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The Levy County Journal 7BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Obituaries continued from page 4B LEGAL NOTICESBARRED. NOTWTTHSTAND7NG THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is January 12, 2012. /s/ MYRON EDWIN DOUGLAS Personal Representative /s/ WILLIAM H. McDONALD, III, ESQUIRE Attorney for Personal Representative 426 N.W. 2nd Avenue Ocala, Florida 34475 (352) 622-2636 Florida Bar No.: 367670 Pub.: Jan. 12, 19, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 38-2011-CA00917 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PASCO, Plaintiff, vs. GARY D. PANKOW, DELLA PANKOW a/k/a DELLA STUMP the spouse of GARY D. PANKOW and WILLISTON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that in accordance with the Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 3, 2012, in Case No.: 38-2011-CA-00917, of the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, in which GARY D. PANKOW, DELLA PANKOW a/k/a DELLA STUMP the spouse of GARY D. PANKOW and WILLISTON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation, were the Defendants and FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PASCO, the Plaintiff, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 305 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of January, 2012, the following real property: Lots 12 and 13, Block 25, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 67, 67A through 67M, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Together with 1986 Palm Mobile Home ID#PH09168A and PH09168B. WITNESS the hand and seal of this Court on this 3rd day of January, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Jan. 12, 19, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA001258 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM L. WELCH, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ELISA M. WELCH LAST ADDRESS UNKNOWN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM L. WELCH LAST ADDRESS UNKNOWN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 2, BLOCK Q, FOX GROVE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 70, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1998 MOBILE HOME VIN# N17137A, N17137B, N17137C has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. W atson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or before February 17, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Under the American 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 the ADA Coordinator at (352) 3376237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please 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 Court Interpreting at email@example.com. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 4th day of January, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Jan. 12, 19, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 38-2011-CP000242 IN RE: ESTATE OF P. ERIC WATSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of P. ERIC WATSON, Deceased, whose date of death was November 21, 2011; File Number 38-2011CP-000242, 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 32621. The names and addresses 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 is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other per sons having claims or de mands against 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: January 12, 2012 /s/ Gregory v. Beauchamp Personal Representative P. O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 /s/ GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, PA Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P. O. box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458 Pub.: Jan. 12, 19, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS and WORKSHOPS OF THE NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) announces the 2012 meeting schedule of the NFBA Board of Directors that all interested persons are invited to attend. The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The NFBA will hold the following public meetings: January 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and thereafter regular meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month of 2012. (February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12) at the Lake City 2nd floor Council Chambers, City Hall, 205 NE Marion Ave, Lake City, FL an informational workshop for last mile providers will be held from 9a.m. to noon on February 1, 2012 at the same loca tion. The NFBA Policy and Operations Committee meetings will meet at 10 a.m. on January 23, and the 10 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month of 2012. (February 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 12, November 28, December 26) and 1p.m. on February 1, 2012 at the NFBA Project Management Offices, 164 NW Madison St., St. 103, Lake City Florida. An informational workshop will be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2012 at The Club House Hall, 161 SW Quail Heights Terrace, Lake City, FL The NFBA Board of Directors meeting will be held to conduct general business of the NFBA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the NFBA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding or have any questions please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the NFBA Board at (386) 438-5042 at least two (2) business days prior to the date of the meeting. Pub.: Jan. 12, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE OF THE CEDAR KEY CRA Beginning January 2012 thru December 2012, the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency, (CRA), will hold its regular scheduled meetings on the first Tuesday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. in City Hall located at 490 Second St. Special meetings may be scheduled from time to time upon notice issued by the Chair of the CRA. Anyone wanting to appeal an official decision made on any subject at the meeting must have a verbatim record of the meeting that includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Pub.: Jan. 12, 2012. ---------Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hardeetown Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Hudson o ciating. Interment followed at Ebenezer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeChie and. ETHEL LEMAK KNUTHEthel L. Knuth died Christmas evening, Dec. 24, 2012, at the Lancaster General Hospital at the age of 97. She was the wife of John G. Knuth who predeceased her in 1995. Mrs. Knuth was a resident of Williston and recently relocated to St. Annes Retirement Community in Lancaster, Pa. She was a devout Catholic and her deep faith allowed her to serve in many Lay Positions all throughout her life. Mrs. Knuth is survived by her daughters: Nancy oman (Ronald) of Westchester, Pa., Mary Anne Braithwaite (Dale) of Lancaster, Pa., and Jean Ritch of Gainesville, Fla. She was blessed with eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A sister, Elizabeth Foote of Peoria, Ariz. and a brother, Albert Lemak of Batavia, Ill., also survive. A graveside serviced o ciated by Father Rodolfo Godinez will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at the Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston. Mr. Knuth is being buried beside her husband, John g. Knuth and her grandson Andy W. Morrow. e family welcomes friends to attend the graveside service and immediately following join in a gathering to celebrate her life at Holy Family Catholic Church Hall on NE Hwy 27A, Williston, Fla. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to St. Annes Benevolent Fund, 3952 Columbia Ave. Columbia, PA 17512 or Radiant Hands Inc., PO Box 140661, Gainesville, FL 32614. Funeral arrangements by Knau Funeral Home, Williston, Fla.CHEYENNE TAYLOR ELLISNovember 14, 1999 January 7, 2012 Cheyenne Taylor Ellis of Trenton passed away January 7, 2012 in Cedar Key from injuries sustained in an accident at the age of 12. Born in Gainesville on November 14, 1999, she has spent her lifetime in the Levy County area. She was a member of the Calvary Worship Center in Chie and and was in the 6th grade at Chie and Middle School where she was a member of the FFA. Cheyenne enjoyed spending time with her friends, Makenna Watkins and MaClay Agnoli. She played softball and volleyball and enjoyed hunting and singing. She is survived by her parents Tia and Robert Cannon of Trenton; her father James (Lindsey) Ellis of Cedar Key; her sisters, Devin Ellis and Kinsley Cannon, both of Trenton; her brothers, Brody Ellis of Cedar Key and Dalton Cannon of Trenton; grandfather Tim ompson of Trenton; grandmother Sharon Cannon of Chie and; grandparents James and Patricia Ellis of Trenton, and Je and Shannon Fine of Cedar Key; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Hines of Naples, Fla. Funeral Services will be ursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Chie and with Bro. Dennis Webber. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Chie and. Family will receive friends at the Tommy Usher (Pineland) Center immediately following the graveside committal. Visitation was Wednesday January 11, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.comJACK RAY GRIFFINDecember 24, 1914 January 4, 2012 Jack Ray Gri n, born December 24, 1914, near Grove Hill, Alabama, passed away January 4, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. in Douglas, Ariz. at the age of 97 years. Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Adele Roberts who passed away December 18, 2007 in Texas after their 71st anniversary. Gri n survived the Great Depression and became a surveyor and crew leader in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Camp #1416 in Holmes County, Fla. from Nov. 1933 to fall 1935. He served in WW II, enlisting in Florida on November 3, 1942 as Private, Topographic Draftsman 070 in HQ-331 Station Compliment Squadron in the 9th US Army Air Force. Promoted to Corporal, he deployed from Boston June 27, 1944, arriving in England July 5, 1944, landing by Higgins craft onto Omaha Beach, France in August 1944. Stationed as an assistant US Army Postmaster in Paris, he returned to the USA prior to Victory in Europe DayMay 5, 1945. Gri n received: European eater Operation Ribbon w/ Bronze Service Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button WW II and was honorably discharged September 19, 1945. After being a successful post-WW II businessman in Florida, Gri n became a Gospel Tent Evangelist in the SEUS and Evangelical Missionary to the American Indians in the SE and SWUS from March 1950 to Fall 1960. He made a brief Mission trip to Cuba in 1958. From 1961 to 2009, he conducted pioneer missionary evangelism and church planting in remote rural and urban areas of Mexico, having resided in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and Arizona at di erent times. Gri n became a Life Member of the Disabled American VeteransChapter # 209 at Zapata, TX. Gri n joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans on September 15, 2009 serving as Chaplain of SCV Camp # 1710 of Sierra Vista and SCV Camp #2201 of Douglas. Gri n received the WW II-War Service Medal, SCV Camp Chaplain Medal / Ribbon, and the Meritorious Service Award from the SCVAZ Division. He self published his autobiographyMy New Life in 2006. Gri n is survived by four sons: John, James, Paul and Silas Gri n; leaves 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandson. Gri n learned to play harmonica at age 17 while attending school in Chicago. e Gospel music he played on his harmonicas for 61 years characterized his proactive Christian ministry and lifestyle. Arizona funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alex Espinoza Funeral Home in Douglas, Ariz. Funeral service was held in the Alex Espinoza Funeral Chapel, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at 1 p.m.. Veterans Memorial and committal service was held at graveside in the Chie and City Cemetery, Chie and, Florida on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. under the direction of Hiers-Baxley Funeral, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com He served God, Country and Family very well. Our Dad Is Gone But Not Forgotten.CARL PHILLIP BRYANFebruary 15, 1943 January 8, 2012 Mr. Carl Phillip Honey Bear Bryan of Horseshoe Beach passed away at his home Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the age of 68. Mr. Bryan was born in Lakeland, Florida on February 15, 1943. He retired from FMC FoodTech in Lakeland as a supervisor after 39 years of service. Mr. Bryan began a part-time residency in Horseshoe Beach 41 years ago and then moved there permanently from Auburndale in 2001. He was a little league coach, a member of the Florida Deer Association, the NRA and secretary-treasurer for the National Wild Turkey Federation. He enjoyed hunting, shing, little league baseball with his grandson, Sam, playing golf and woodworking. Mr. Bryan was a member and attended First Baptist Church of Horseshoe Beach. Mr. Bryan is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Bryan of Horseshoe Beach; son, Phillip (Tammy) Bryan of Horseshoe Beach; daughter, Carla Bryan of Auburndale, Fla.; grandson, Sam Bryan of Horseshoe Beach; brother, Vernon Wheel Greaser (Debbie) Bryan of Horseshoe Beach; sisters: Mary Alice (Mac) McNeeley of Suwannee, Velma Halbert of Lakeland, Eva (Spence) Garrett of Tampa and Elva (Ronnie) Bishop of Sikeston, Missouri. A memorial service is being held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel ursday, January 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Newt Coleman, Rev. Mike Brown and Rev. Doug Cobb o ciating. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.WILLIAM BILL BERT SHEFFIELD, JRAugust 13, 1933 January 10, 2012 William Bill Bert She eld, Jr was born to William B. and Vera She eld on August 13, 1933 in Gainesville, Fla., and he passed from this life on Tuesday January 10, 2012. William attended GHS and later served proudly in the Navy Seabees, after which he joined the Plumbers and Pipe tters Union #234 where he worked until retiring after 50+ years. He enjoyed shing, hunting, eating out and spending time with his children and grandchildren. William was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Townsend. He is survived by his loving wife and soul-mate of 57 years, Bertie Reed She eld; his daughter Dr. Cynthia Lee She eld; son William Bert She eld, III and wife Catherine; one grandson John Stephen She eld and wife Bethany, two great-grandchildren Cailyn Elsie and Cade John; his brother Tommy She eld; sisters, Priscilla Tison and Mary Daniel; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. ere will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com
The Levy County Journal8BJanuary 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key 352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD ALL DAY EVERY DAY Banquet Facilities Available! ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m.ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-4906 352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK6 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK11 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Walmart on East side of US 19, Chie and157 N. Hathaway Ave., BronsonCrab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Breaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab BRONSON RESTAURANT As temperatures across Florida decrease this winter season, the risk of wild re is on the rise. e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service warns Floridians of the wild re dangers associated with freezing temperatures and the low levels of rainfall Florida has experienced in recent months. Whether youre enjoying time with family and friends around a camp re or burning yard waste, it is important to be aware of increased risk this time of year, said Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. e increased chance of wild re results from freeze dried vegetation and low levels of humidity. During these weather conditions, even small sparks can ignite larger wild res. Any wild re that starts during these weather conditions could spread quickly and get out of control, said Jim Karels, Director of the Florida Forest Service. e Florida Forest Service is urging residents to be careful with any type of outdoor burning by following these tips: Never leave any re unattended Clear area down to bare soil around camp res and warming res Do not burn yard waste during dry, windy conditions Report any suspicious re to local authorities ese weather conditions also increase the threat of house res, said Director Karels. Homeowners can protect their homes from sparks and embers by clearing the roof and gutters of debris, removing all dead vegetation within 30 feet of their home, and trimming trees and limbs at least 15 feet from the chimney. Last year, 4,860 wild res burned 223,316 Drop in Temperatures Brings Increase in Chance of Wild re Across1. Bohemian, e.g. 5. Wood sorrels 9. Come here ___? 14. Daughter of Zeus 15. Eastern music 16. Australian bush highpitched call 17. Appraiser 18. Crazily 19. Gown fabric 20. According to plan of action 23. ___-friendly 24. Egg cells 25. Business premises (3 wds) 33. Surrounding glows 34. Away 35. Chief magistrate of Venice 36. Biochemistry abbr. 37. Device to extract water from wet laundry 41. Casual attire 42. Darn it! 44. Adaptable truck, for short 45. Defeat 47. ose who study the atomic composition of light 51. Bank o ering, for short 52. Fishing, perhaps 53. Improper spacial arrangements 59. Operatic villains, often 60. French novelist Pierre 61. Wading birds, such as herons or storks 63. Apportion 64. Corker 65. ___ Smile (1976 hit) 66. Equals 67. Check 68. Deuce topperCrossword Puzzle1. ___ Cried (1962 hit) 2. Pasturelands 3. Assist, in a way 4. Wart 5. Bloviates 6. Picture-taking device 7. All excited 8. e Open Window writer 9. Paper folded to make eight leaves 10. Twill-weave silk with a printed design 11. Cost to cross 12. Evasive 13. Formerly known as 21. Cockeyed 22. French philosopher, founder of positivism 25. Farm buildings 26. Increase 27. About to explode 28. e fth of the seven canonical hours 29. Grooved on 30. Carries 31. Bond, for one 32. Marsh growth 38. Bucolic 39. Am ___ believe ...? (2 wds) 40. Indian coin 43. Buy-one-get-one-free item? 46. Tickler of the ivories 48. Pride and prejudice, for example 49. Saddle seat back 50. Heavy metal 53. Drone, e.g. 54. Cast Away setting 55. Misfortunes 56. Joint problem 57. Alpine transport (2 wds) 58. Your majesty 59. Protestant denom. 62. Come to think of it ... Down 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 Top 10 Consumer Complaints for 2011 from Dept. of Ag e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released today the top 10 consumer complaints led during the 2011 calendar year. Complaints about telemarketing and from "Do Not Call" list subscribers topped the list for the third year in a row. e list is from the 41,961 complaints the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services received in 2011. "Protecting consumers is one of our top priorities. An informed consumer is the best defense against fraud and deception," says Commissioner Adam Putnam in a press release. "I encourage Floridians to learn about products and businesses before making purchases or entering agreements." e department says that 41,961 complaints were received by the department and 25,187 were successfully closed or resolved. ey say the department's consumer services team recovered $5,597,163 on behalf of consumers during 2011. See if you agree with this list for 2011: 1. Do Not Call 2. Telemarketing 3. Communications 4. Real Estate Broker/ Salesperson 5. Motor Vehicle Repair 6. Credit/Banking 7. Landlord/Tenant 8. Travel/Vacation Plans 9. Motor Vehicle Sales/Accessories 10. Cable To get in touch with the division of Consumer Services you can visit their website at: www.800HELPFLA.com or call them at 1-800-HELP FLA. e answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. acres in Florida. A majority of wild res (65 percent) were caused by humans. Contact your local Florida Forest Service o ce or visit http://www. -dof.com/wild re/information. html for more information on re prevention tips and burning rules and regulations.