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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 32 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 3ASee page 8A 8BSee page Levy LifeBronson Eagles, Boys and Girlscontinued on page 5ANew Baby Arrival and Wedded Bliss Announcements The Red Sky part 3Voyeur Arrested and Cleaning Company FiredDixie County concluded some important investigating last week when the Dixie County Sheri s Department arrested 45-year-old Ronald A. Everett of Old Town on three counts of video voyeurism for placing hidden cameras in places most people consider a private area. Everett works for Allclean Inc. of Gainesville which has cleaning Noti cation of Sexual Predator Address ChangeIn accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory noti cation of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County. Raymond Eli Wortham, 37, was convicted in 2006 for sexual battery on a child in Duval County. Wortham was living in Jacksonville and now he is living at 11631 NE 105 Avenue in Archer in Levy County, Fla. For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and o enders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www. de.state. .us and go to the sexual data base. Yankeetown Resident Attacked by FriendBy Kathy HilliardEditorJoe Benard Floyd Jr., 59, of Georgia, came by to have a couple of beers and a conversation with an old friend who lives in Yankeetown. According to the friend, Floyd Jr. became enraged for no reason and used a kitchen knife on his friend who sustained non-life threatening injuries. e police were called and Levy County Sheri s Deputy Jason Gallup responded to the call on Feb. 5 on Riverside Drive. Upon arrival Deputy Gallup could see lacerations to the head of the victim and bleeding from his face and inside his mouth. As Deputy Gallup investigated further he observed marijuana in plain view to which Floyd state, Yeah, I smoked some, its mine. Floyd Jr. was arrested by Deputy Gallup for aggravated battery and possession of marijuana and transported to the Levy County Jail with a $160,000 bond. As the old saying goes with friends like that, who needs enemies. Violent Levy County Fugitive to Mexico Arrested in ArizonaOn February 1, 2012 the United States Marshals Service arrested a violent Levy County fugitive that ed to Mexico in 2002. Stephen Ray Douglass, 61, was wanted for failing to register as a sex o ender. Douglass was convicted in 1989 for brutally raping a woman in Florida. During the sexual assault, he intimidated his victim and threatened her with retaliation if the victim disclosed the crime. Douglas served a fteen year sentence in the Department of Corrections and was required by law to register as a sex o ender for life. Douglas failed to register as a convicted sex o ender and absconded in 2002 and his whereabouts were unknown. Due to Douglass non-compliance with state statute a warrant was signed by Judge Joseph Smith and bond was set at $ 10,005.00. rough a lengthy investigation the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, of which Levy County deputies are members, sent a collateral lead to the US Marshals Service in Arizona. Douglass, a United States citizen, was living in San Luis Colorado Sonora, Mexico. US Marshals were able to coordinate Douglass' arrest at a port of entry. On February 2, 2012 Honorable David Glant signed a Levy County capias, a writ commanding an o cer to take a speci ed person into custody, for Douglass' arrest and increased his bond to one million dollars. Douglas is well known by law enforcement and has been arrested for aggravated assault, battery with a weapon, aggravated battery and sex o enses. Douglass is currently in jail in Yuma, Arizona. submitted by the Levy County Sheri s O ce PSC Expands Open Process to Public for Feb. 20 Review of PEF Settlement AgreementFloridas Public Service Commission (PSC) will consider the Progress Energy Florida (PEF) Settlement Agreement (Agreement) proposing January 2013 rate changes on February 20 to accommodate the utilitys request for an expedited review. Because of PEFs broad Agreement requests, the PSC is taking additional steps to ensure an open and transparent public process. PEFs proposed Agreement is comprehensive since it seeks to resolve many PEF issues currently before, or about to be before, the Commission. e Agreement increases base rates by $150 million, sets and keeps residential nuclear cost recovery at $3.45 per 1,000 kilowatt hours for ve years, removes the Crystal River 3 (CR3) nuclear plant from customer rates until its either repaired or decommissioned, and refunds $288 million in fuel and purchased power costs for CR3 over ve years. Public participation is always an integral part of the PSC decision-making process, said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Bris. Because of the unprecedented nature of this particular case, we are taking extraordinary steps to ensure the public has the opportunity to provide input in the PSC process of reviewing this Agreement. e public can participate during the hearing. PSC sta will be available before the hearing begins to sign up customers who want to comment. Customers can also comment in writing by e-mailing email@example.com. .us and referencing docket number 120022. Additionally, for this petition only, the PSC is allowing public computer access to depositions and discovery in dockets a ected by the Agreement. Computer access is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday Friday through February 17 at the PSCs O ce of Commission Clerk, located in the Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee. Further information in the a ected dockets is available on the Commissions Web site, www. oridapsc.com; select the Dockets menu and enter the docket number. Parties to the Agreement include the O ce of Public Counsel, the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, the Florida Retail Federation, White Springs Agriculture Chemicals, Inc., and the Federal Executive Agencies. e February 20 hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m., or immediately following a previously scheduled hearing on another matter, whichever occurs later, at the Betty Easley Conference Center. e hearing will continue on Wednesday, February 22, if needed. For additional information, visit www. oridapsc.com. Follow the PSC on Twitter, @ oridapsc. Written opinion deadline is Feb. 13By Kathy HilliardEditorOn Jan. 26 we front-paged a meeting very important to Levy County and its farmers of all types. And that meeting came about on Fri. Feb. 3 at the Levy County Agriculture Center in Bronson. At issue is the moving of the Farm Service Agency from its spot in Bronson to an o ce in Trenton. USDA FSA representatives were present to hear from the many people voicing their opinions on why this should not happen. But Administrator for Field Operations Michael Wooden of Washington D.C., State Executive Director Timothy Manning and Administrator Mark Cottrell are charged with complying with USDA regulations to shave the budget and consolidate o ces wherever they can. And one of those regulations is that a consolidated Farm Service Agency be available to the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to service those farmers who are participating in the NRCS programs. e goal is making good use of the taxpayers dollars. Currently that locus of services is in the Ag Center in Bronson and has been for many years. And since there is no o ce in Trenton NRCS participants there must come to Bronson. e USDA does not want to pay rent in two places so it comes down to one or the other. Another regulation required is that the FSA o ces not be closer than 20 miles of each other. When the o ce in Trenton moved it changed the mileage dynamics and put this issue out for consolidation. But the dig comes not from the many productive peanut farmers in the area, or watermelon producers, or even livestock ranchers. It comes from the clammers and other aquaculture farmers from the Cedar Key area. ese producers of millions of dollars of harvested aquaculture crops every year already have to drive 35 miles or more to come to Bronson where they can also take care of other governmental business with Bronson being the county seat of Levy County. If the FSA o ce is moved to Trenton they would have to log on another 20 miles to accomplish what they can do totally in Bronson. e more time away from the clam beds, the less time the aquaculture producer has hands-on time with his crop. ere is still time to get your voice heard on this issue. Even though the Feb. 3 meeting was the only one to be held you can still contact Tim Manning with a written opinion by writing him at: Tim Manning, FSA, 4440 NW 25 Place, Suite 1, Gainesville, FL 32606-6611 or email Mark Cotrell at mark.cotrell@ usda.gov but it must sent no later than Feb. 13. Aquaculture Farmers Weigh Heavy in Bronson Ag Center Decision contracts with government and commercial properties giving him access to place cameras in private areas such as restrooms. A hidden camera was found in a Dixie County business recording a womens restroom.
The Levy County Journal2AFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Murrah, John E Chie and VOP GRAND THEFT NO BOND Pinellas, Louis C I V Reddick FTA DWLR FOR HTO $10,000 BOND Rawe, Jonathan Stanley Newberry FTA DWLSR $2,000 BOND Sims, Yolanda N Chie and VOP BATTERY $5,000 BOND Carlin, Joseph A Morriston WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT $1,200 CASH PURGELevy County's Most WantedAucker, Sean Aaron, 38, of Williston: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE. Ballengee, James Gordon, 46, of Chie and: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. Beech, David Lee, 34, of Chie and: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE; OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Carlton, Jay, 58, of Chie and: DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE. Crespo, Amanda Marie, 25, of Williston: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; VIOLATION OF PROTECTION INJUNCTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Cummings, Danny, 54, of Inglis: VOP. Dornberger, George, 49, of Cedar Key: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Flanders Jr., Jonathan Hosea, 19, of Chie and: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT x 2. Floyd Jr., Joe Benard, 59, of Austell, Ga.: AGGRAVATED BATTERY CAUSING BODILY HARM OR DISABILITY; POSSESSION OF NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA. Garcia, Geovanni Edgardo, 37, of Chie and: SALE OF SCH I OR II OPIUM OR DERIVATIVE WITHIN 1000 FT OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION/SALE/ MANUFACTURE/DELIVERY OPIATE DERIVATIVE AT LEAST 4 GRAMS BUT UNDER 30 KILOGRAMS; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY. Hendricks, Richard, 39, of Bronson: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Lang, Joseph Lloyd, 37, of Williston: GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Nordstrom, Brenda Kay, 47, of Bronson: ANIMAL CRUELTY INCLUDING TORMENT, DEPRIVATION, MUTILATION, KILLING. Ortiz, Virginia Anne, 41, of Williston: BURGLARY OF AN UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED x 2; GRAND THEFT AT LEAST $300 LESS THAN $5K; GRAND THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 LESS THAN $300; POSSESSION OF COCAINE; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT. Oudin, Melissa Marie, 29, of Williston: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE.Patel, Dineshkumar Desh, 34, of Mamtramck, MI: SELLING/GIVING/SERVING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE TO A PERSON UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE, SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE WITHIN A YEAR.Perez, Pedro Antonio, 18, of Williston: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Rivas, Otoniel Velasquez, 20, of Williston: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Schott, Ernest Edward, 19, of Inglis: VOP x 2. Shroka, Kathryn Jane, 25, of Morriston: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT; BURGLARY OF UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED x 2; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 LESS THAN $300 x 2; POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS WITH INTENT TO USE; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; CRIMINAL MISCHIEF WITH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OF $200 AND UNDER. Staley Jr., Gordon Ellis, 48, of Jensen Beach: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Staley, Kevin Lawrence, 45, of Tampa: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE.Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Tate, Allen C., 50, of Bronson: DUI ALCOHOL/ DRUGS 4TH OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 3RD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE; REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO DUI TEST AFTER LICENSE SUSPENDED. Tucker, Pamela Joyner, 46, of Bronson: VOP x 2. Vickers, Janet Hardee, 45, of Chie and: PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 LESS THAN $300. Wesson, Samuel Wayne, 52, of Trenton: VIOLATION OF INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. White, Timothy Leon, 38, of Morriston: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED 3RD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE; FAILING TO REGISTER A MOTOR VEHICLE. Whittle, Tony Jerome, 52, of Chie and: TRESPASSING AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE; DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Wilcox II, Joseph Lee, 26, of Chie and: POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL COCAINE WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP/ BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; SALE OF COCAINE/ SCH II; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL/MANUFACTURE, DELIVER SCH II; USE OF A 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY. Williams, Jesse, 31, of Bronson: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.comClassi ed Ads LEVY COUNTY RECYCLING NOTICEThe Levy County Solid Waste Department is notifying the citizens of Levy County that until further notice all recycling trailers distributed throughout the County will be temporarily removed from their locations due to the recent closures of many Florida Prisons by the Governor. The County utilizes the prison work crews for the recycling program. Pub.: Feb. 9, 2012 Williams, Gary Z Williston VOP DWLSR $10,000 BOND Agents from the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco with the assistance of the Williston Police Department performed an undercover operation in Williston city limits on Friday, Feb. 3. irteen retail outlets were checked for compliance with the states liquor and tobacco sales laws. One store failed, the Joy Food Store located at 340 W Noble Avenue, across from Williston High School, resulting in the arrest of Dineshkumar Desh Patel, 34, for the sale of alcohol to a minor. is is an ongoing joint operation to reduce or eliminate the sale of tobacco and alcohol to our citys minor residents. e Williston Police Department is pleased with the result including the fact that the activity proves most of our merchants are doing it right. submitted by the Williston Police Department.WPD & LCSO Get the Girl Who Robs Thru WindowsSomeone called law enforcement on Brenda Kay Nordstrom, 47, for animal cruelty at 609 Marshburn Drive in Bronson and Deputy Ella Anderson responded to the call. When Deputy Anderson arrived she noticed two malnourished and emaciated dogs inside the fence and an extremely foul odor similar to a decomposing body emanating from the residence so she called for back up before entering the house. Once deputies arrived they entered the house and were confronted with the most unsanitary and deplorable conditions with three inches of animal feces on the oor, cats with mange and extremely emaciated animals that could have had a host of other possible diseases. While clearing the house deputies could hear a noise coming from the bedroom and discovered several cats that were locked inside a bedroom. e cats were clawing at the door attempting to escape the nasty room. Deputies cleared the interior of the residence but did not locate anyone inside the house. e conditions were so bad that CSI investigators had to don biohazard suits and respirators in order to process the crime scene. e Levy County Animal Control responded and removed ve cats and two dogs from the residence. Deputies located Nordstrom at 683 Gilbert Street and she admitted to having knowledge that her animals were in the above conditions. Nordstrom admitted to owning the residence and that the animals belonged to her. When questioned why she did not seek medical attention for the animals she responded that due to their conditions she knew the animals would be euthanized. Deputy Ella Anderson arrested Brenda Kay Nordstrom for felony cruelty to animals. Nordstrom was transported to the Levy County Jail and at rst appearance she received a $ 5,000 bond.Bronson Woman Arrested for Animal Cruelty anks to the watchful eye of a good neighbor Williston Police Departments Sgt. James Bond was able to arrest 26-year-old Kathryn Jane Shroka after Levy County Police deputies Kevin Kinick and Roger Bell had her in custody and arrested for a similar crime. According to WPD reports, on Jan. 30 a responsible neighbor on SE 4th Avenue in Williston noticed a woman about 56 with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a dark jacket looking in through the front door window and then walking around the side of the residence to the rear. e neighbor noti ed the WPD who began investigating. Shroka had removed an air conditioner unit from the window of the residence and climbed in. Once inside, Shroka stole $190 in cash and $50 in coins and exited the residence the same way she got in. On Feb. 2, LCSO deputy Kinick caught Shroka in the late morning hours climbing out another window at a residence on NE 215 Ave. just outside city limits of Williston and made the arrest for that burglary. Sgt. Bond soon arrived at the Levy County Jail to interview the suspect in the SE 4th Avenue burglary. After being read her Miranda rights, Shroka admitted to Sgt. Bond that she had entered the SE 4th Avenue house through the rear window. e AC unit that was removed to gain entry sustained damage of approximately $50. Shroka has a substantial arrest history including an outstanding Alachua County warrant for violation of probation for possession of cocaine. Shroka was charged with burglary to a residence, theft and criminal mischief.Florida Alcohol/Tobacco and WPD Sting Underage Alcohol Sales in Williston
The Levy County Journal 3AFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyThe Red SkyPart reeMeanwhile, rumbling up into the Waccasassa Marina some miles to the south was a yellow fast boat similar to that beached out by Maizies dock. In it were two men, muscular and tattooed, rough looking behind their sunglasses. ere was no humor about them. It was apparent to anyone tending his own boat or cleaning sh up on the dock that these were men looking for something or someone. After waking an hour or so later, Redmond sat shirtless at the dining table by the window. His grizzled face winced with the pain in his bandaged shoulder as he positioned his elbow on the tabletop. From where he sat, Redmond could see a dense shadow still lay over the uneven porch beneath the rusting roof. Beyond the sandy yard, narrow planking led down to the parched timbers of a small dock. After that was the vast marsh stretching to where the mouth of the serpentine creek opened in the vista, though partially obscured from the Gulf by a small, palm-shrouded isle. In the small kitchen behind him, Maizie Day spooned the last of the greens and ham hock from a cast iron pot into a serving bowl. e girl approached with a plate of cornbread covered with a clean, checked dish towel. Redmond massaged his shoulder above the gunshot wound and asked her about the creek. Cane Creek, Alifair answered spritely. We calls it Cane Creek. She placed the cornbread on the table and slid in to a chair askew of Redmond. Some peoples say Crazy Woman Creek, the girl giggled. Gram can tell you all about it, but this is where they growed sugar cane long time ago. My great granddaddy, he worked for that man and this was one of the houses. Aint that right, Gram? she asked over her shoulder. e large woman brought the bowl of greens to the table. You remember how I told you, she answered the girl. Was my grandpa that Mr. Detwiler turned this house and bit oland over to, this right here. All this was his, that man Detwiler. Back in here, she gestured toward the hammock, was cleared for the cane in them days. Now the woods and the vine done come and took it back, cept for that old cane you see growin wild in them breaks along the tree line down pas the yard. e woman sat opposite Redmond. ats all there is now. Jus this poor house and the wild cane no hurricane been bad enough to drag out. A hazy, thoughtful smile formed with the downward cast on Redmonds bearded face. He was enamored of the endurance of the place, of the woman and the grit the girl had shown. en Maizie announced she would pray, and began a blessing over the meal. While the others had their eyes closed, Redmond slipped a piece of ham hock from the bowl of greens into the pocket of his grimy khakis. Maizie Day did not neglect to pray for Redmonds healing. e girl and the woman said together, Amen. ese greens will be good for all that blood you lost, Maizie Day said to Redmond. ey got good iron in em. She served his plate and said abruptly, I reckon you know that boy of mine will be back here with some law? Redmond separated his cornbread with his fork and mashed it a morsel at a time into his greens. I know that, he replied plainly. Out on the bay the yellow fast boat, seen earlier rumbling up into the Waccasassa Marina, was speeding out the rivers mouth. A rooster tail of spray arced against the indigo sky as it cut northward. e one not driving rose up in his seat to scan the shoreline with his binoculars. It was only a matter of time before he would locate the cypress poles ecked with re ectors, marking the channel into Cane Creek. Meanwhile Linton Day had gotten within reach of a cellular tower and frantically called the sheri s cell phone. Caldwell answered. (Pastor Day always got his congregation to the polling place.) e sheri listened from his car, where hed been watching inmates in a erce game of basketball within the fenced compound behind the county jail. When Linton Day paused in his urgent information, the sheri announced that this character out at Days mothers place just might be one of the bad actors who had raided a gambling boat out of Crystal River a few nights back. We know one was shot up pretty bad, Caldwell told Day. ey say hes the one that got away with the money, too. Caldwell had more to tell. He said that his o ce had received a call from the Waccasassa Marina saying some highly suspicious characters had been observed scouring the premises. Ive got my deputy Jakes in route there now, Caldwell told Day. Ill radio him to meet you where Buck Island road comes out on 19, so hell know how to get back in there to your Mamas. Linton Day was okay with that, but not comfortably so. e sheri picked up on the fact that Day was expecting the sheri himself. Tell you what, Caldwell responded, Ill be there myself You just hold up down there at Liars Oak. In the shallow channel the two men in the yellow fast boat nosed up to the mouth of Cane Creek. e tide had only begun to turn, so the water was still too shallow for their draft. It was low enough that the driver careening over the side noticed deep gashes in the sand and shell bottom. You see those? he growled. Somebodys run hard up this channel. Yeah, the other one agreed. And it was a good-sized boat, but in more water than weve got. Id say he had a pretty good tide maybe some surge to get up on the hill from here. Redmond stood at the front window and saw the yellow boat easing round the palm island. en it stopped. is changed nothing of his intentions. While Alifair and her grandmother cleaned up the kitchen, Redmond went quietly out and crossed the yard barefoot to the planking down to the dock. While the yellow fast boat paused for the creek to swell with the incoming tide, Linton Day waited for Caldwell and his deputy to rendezvous with him at the gnarled oak where Gulf Hammock hunters often gathered to regale thats days hunt. Linton watched anxiously for the approaching dust of the sheri s car. Redmond painfully lowered himself into his beached boat rammed deep into the marsh grass below the dock on the creek. He opened the lid to its gas tank and readied it according to his plan. en he waded back beneath the planking as he had on the night hed beached his boat in the storm. is time he had with him a red plastic case which he tossed to the higher ground ahead of him. Where there was marsh and a bow of barnacle-laden driftwood to cover it, Redmond retrieved a sodden black canvas bag. He could barely swing it to his good shoulder before stumbling back toward the palmetto thicket in which hed been found. at Alifairs dog, Hobo, was waiting and watching suspiciously from nearby did not surprise him. e ham hock in his pocket was for the dog. By the time there was enough water for the yellow fast boat to make it up into the creek, Deputy Jakes had made it to Linton Day at Liars Oak. e Sheri radioed ahead that he was about ten minutes out. Alifair noticed that Redmond was no longer at the window. Must be hes gone back to bed, she mumbled without Maizie paying her any mind. About half an hour later she said, Im going to go see bout Red Man, Gram. He must be layin down again. No, the older woman, said rmly. You let that man be. Hell be needin some space bout now. What do you mean, Gram?I mean what I said, child. Let that man be. Hes not your friend. Hes not your enemy. He just blowd in here like some old shin hawk with a broke wing and you need to just let him be right now. e tide was entering faster, deepening the channel. e fast boat with the two rough men now brandishing automatic ri es, began to ease in. e powerful engine gurgled and coughed as it idled along leaving oily peacock plumes of green and purple over the water behind them. ey could see the dock now as the sheri s car broke into the open on the narrow sand road to the house. e deputys car was close behind. e propeller of the fast boat churned against the bottom of the creek and one of the tattooed men shouted out at their rst glimpse of Redmonds boat near the dock. By then Redmond, hidden back in the palmettos, had opened the red case and tted a are into the are gun it held. He red on the gas tank of his wrecked boat and the explosion was immediate, ery and immense. Deputy Jakes was in a full sprint toward the billowing ame. e sheri approached more cautiously with his automatic raised and steadied with his other hand. e driver of the yellow fast boat instinctively rammed the throttle forward and attempted a turnabout in the narrow creek, sending the boat sprawling in a spray of mud to lodge upon the marsh of the lower bank. Jakes, out on the dock, had his weapon trained on the two before they could recover their balance in the boat. e sheri barked orders through the smoky exhaust of the explosion. Hobo the dog had made for safety under the front porch. Above him, obscured at an angle from the front window, Linton Day held tightly to his mother and Alifair, each speechless. When Caldwell and Jakes had the two men in the fast boat handcu ed, one in the back of each sheri s car, Linton Day came rapidly from the house calling out that the other man Redmond wasnt there and shouted, Heshes out here! Somewhere! He has to be here somewhere! e sheri and the deputy looked and found the red air gun case in the palmettos. But they didnt nd Redmond. ey never found Redmond. Days turned into months. e years gave way to the seasons as they passed over the landscape of deeply wooded hammock and great marsh before the Gulf. All thoughts or speculation about Redmond had passed, too, and he had long departed from any sort of daily reminiscence by Alifair or Maizie Day. It was not until the night of Alifairs graduation from Bronson High School that any specter of the man arose. It was that night that she, along with Maizie, learned that a mysterious package had been delivered to Lintons door: a hand-written note enclosed with bundles of cash. e note said the package held full tuition to any college or course of study that Alifair might choose. ere was no address or signature, but simply a nal note to say: You gave me a chance. Heres yours. Alifair looked up in amazement, splendid and complete. 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The Levy County Journal4AFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 An Ignored Disparity: Part IV Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateDi erent histories, geography, demography and cultures have left various groups, races, nations and civilizations with radically di erent abilities to create wealth. In centuries past, the majority population of various cities in Eastern Europe consisted of people from Western Europe -Germans, Jews and others -while the vast majority of the population in the surrounding countrysides were Slavs or other indigenous peoples of the region. Just as Western Europe was -and is -more prosperous than Eastern Europe, so Western Europeans living in Eastern European cities in centuries past were more prosperous than the Slavs and others living in the countrysides, or even in the same cities. One of the historic advantages of Western Europe was that it was conquered by the Romans in ancient times -a traumatic experience in itself, but one which left Western European languages with written versions, using letters created by the Romans. Eastern European languages developed written versions centuries later. Literate people obviously have many advantages over people who are illiterate. Even after Eastern European languages became literate, it was a long time before they First, They Came for the Catholics OPINION Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicatePresident Obama and his radical feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. Its about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Whos next? is weekend, Catholic bishops informed parishioners of the recent White House edict forcing religious hospitals, schools, charities and other health and social service providers to provide free abortifacient pills, sterilizations and contraception on demand in their insurance plans -even if it violates their moral consciences and the teachings of their churches. NARAL, NOW, Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation all cheered the administrations abuse of the Obamacare law to ram abortion down pro-life medical professionals throats. Femme dinosaur Eleanor Smeal gloated over the news that the administration had rejected church o cials pleas for compromises: At last, she exulted, the lefts goal of no-cost birth control for all had been achieved. As always, tolerance is a one-way street in the Age of Obama. Choice is in the eye (and iron st) of the First Amendment usurper. Like the rising number of states who have revolted against the individual health care mandate at the ballot box and in the courts, targeted Catholics have risen up against the Obamacare regime. Arlington (Va.) Bishop Paul Loverde didnt mince words, calling the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services order a direct attack against religious liberty. is ill-considered policy comprises a truly radical break with the liberties that have underpinned our nation since its founding. Several bishops vowed publicly to ght the mandate. Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich., asserted plainly: We cannot -we will not -comply with this unjust law. Its not just rabid right-wing politicos defying the Obama machine. Pro-life Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania denounced the wrong decision. Leftleaning Bishop Robert Lynch threatened civil disobedience in St. Petersburg, Fla., over the power grab. Lefty Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne wrote that Obama botched the controversy and threw his progressive Catholic allies under the bus by refusing to balance the competing liberty interests here. White House press secretary Jay Carney blithely denied on Tuesday that there are any constitutional rights issues involved in the brewing battle. Yet, the Shut Up and Hand Out Abortion Pills order undermines a unanimous Supreme Court ruling issued just last week upholding a religious employers right to determine whom to hire and re. And two private colleges have led federal suits against the government to overturn the unconstitutional abortion coverage decree. Hannah Smith, senior counsel at the nonpro t law rm e Becket Fund, which is representing the schools, boiled it down for Bloomberg News: is is not really about access to contraception. e mandate is about forcing these religious groups to pay for it against their beliefs. How did we get here? e rst salvo came in December 2010, when the American Civil Liberties Union pushed HHS and its Planned Parenthood-championing secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, to force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions in violation of their core moral commitment to protecting the lives of the unborn. e ACLU called for a litigious shing expedition against Catholic hospitals nationwide that refuse to provide emergency contraception and abortions to women. In their sights: Devout Phoenix Catholic Bishop omas Olmsted, who revoked the Catholic status of a rogue hospital that performed several direct abortions, provided birth control pills and presided over sterilizations against the churchs ethical and religious directives for health care. e ACLU and the feminists have joined with Obama to threaten and sabotage the First Amendment rights of religious-based health care entities. e agenda is not increased access to health care services. e ultimate goal is to shut down health care providers -Catholic health care institutions employ about 540,000 full-time workers and 240,000 part-time workers -whose religious views cannot be tolerated by secular zealots and radical social engineers. Is it any surprise their counterparts in the Occupy movement have moved from protesting Wall Street to harassing pro-life marchers in Washington, D.C., and hurling condoms at Catholic school girls in Rhode Island? Birds of a lawless, bigoted feather bully together. 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. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:Linda Cooper General Manager Kathy Hilliard Editor Christina Cozart Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout Ren Moore Of ce manager/ Sales/Webmaster email@example.com classi firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042 Chie and: (352) 490-4462 Fax: 352) 490-4490Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publishers liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday. Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 had such accumulations of valuable written knowledge as Western European languages had, due to Western European languages centuries earlier head start. Even the educated elites of Eastern Europe were often educated in Western European languages. None of this was due to the faults of one or the merits of the other. It is just the way that history went down. But such mundane explanations of gross disparities are seldom emotionally satisfying -least of all to those on the short end of these disparities. With the rise over time of an indigenous intelligentsia in Eastern Europe and the growing in uence of mass politics, more emotionally satisfying explanations emerged, such as oppression, exploitation and the like. Since human beings have seldom been saints, whether in Eastern Europe or elsewhere, there were no doubt many individual aws and shortcomings among the nonindigenous elites to complain of. But those shortcomings were not the fundamental reason for the economic disparities between Eastern Europeans and Western Europeans. More important, seeing those Western European elites in Eastern Europe as the cause of the economic disparities led many Eastern Europeans into the blind alley of ethnic identity politics, including hostility to Germans, Jews and others -and a romanticizing of their own cultural patterns that were holding them back. What happened in Eastern Europe, including many tragedies that grew out of the polarization of groups in the region, has implications that reach far beyond Europe, and in fact reach all around the world, where similar events have produced similar polarizations and similar historic tragedies. Today, in America, many denounce the black-white gap in economic and other achievements, which they attribute to the same kinds of causes as those to which the lags of Eastern Europeans have been attributed. Moreover, the persistence of these gaps, years after the civil rights laws were expected to close them, is regarded as something strange and even sinister. Yet the economic disparities between Eastern Europeans and Western Europeans remains to this day greater than the economic disparities between blacks and whites in America -and the gap in Europe has lasted for centuries. Focusing attention and attacks on people who have greater wealth-generating capacity -whether races, classes or whatever -has had counterproductive consequences, including tragedies written in the blood of millions. Whole totalitarian governments have risen to dictatorial power on the wings of envy and resentment ideologies. Intellectuals have all too often promoted these envy and resentment ideologies. ere are both psychic and material rewards for the intelligentsia in doing so, even when the supposed bene ciaries of these ideologies end up worse o When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. Both politicians and intellectuals have made their choice. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www. tsowell.com. To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM e worlds largest energy companies just released their fourth-quarter earnings. ough slightly less than the previous quarters gains, the gures were, nonetheless, headline-grabbing. Chevron generated $5.1 billion. Shell earned $6.5 billion. ExxonMobil, the leading U.S. oil company, earned a whopping $9.4 billion. On cue, left-leaning pundits and activists rose to condemn the industry for excess. How dare oil companies earn so much while so many people are hurting! ese accusations are hardly accurate. Historically, when compared to other industries, big oil doesnt actually pocket that much. In 2010, for every dollar of sales, the oil and gas industry earned just 6 cents Across Americas manufacturing sector, the average pro t earned was 8 cents from every dollar. Among pharmaceutical companies and technology rms, pro t margins are typically around 20 percent. But more fundamentally, pro ts represent progress. Despite what the Occupy Wall Street crowd would have you believe, the bene ts from oil revenues arent con ned to a ruling elite. ey ow to millions of everyday Americans. And when the oil industry grows, so does the overall economy. Too often, in discussions about public policy governing business, a vital question goes unasked: What exactly do pro ts represent? To get a hold on the answer, think about an everyday transaction for an oil company. A customer gives the company money in exchange for gasoline and maybe some items inside the store. Why? Because these are valuable to the buyer. Fuel enables drivers to get to work and school. (And snacks are tasty!) Drivers arent purchasing fuel because theyve been coerced. ey dont have to buy from a government monopoly. Customers are genuinely gaining from the transaction (they value fuel more than money at that moment) and choosing the company because of price, convenience, and/or quality. So, in an open economy, pro ts mean a rm has transformed resources into more valuable goods and services. Pro ts demonstrate value creation, better known as economic growth. And, in turn, while a tiny portion of those pro ts go to executive bonuses, a big chunk goes toward research and development for a better future. Already, the oil and natural gas industry supports 9.2 million American jobs. It accounts for 8 percent of GDP and is responsible for a stunning 78 percent of domestic energy production. is in ux of new cash -pro ts -will fund new projects, which in turn will expand domestic energy production and create new jobs. Strong pro ts also mean greater tax revenues. Currently, the average oil Oil Industry Pro ts Are...Good!NOTICEGive us YOUR opinion! 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The Levy County Journal 5AFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Accent Acts Aims Ashes Assume Aunts Babies Barks Beds Being Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Bull Cage Cherry Clam Dark Data Dear Debts Does Drily Easel East Editor Ever Eyes Fall Frame Giddy Glad Hidden Irish Lame Leaf Left Lesson Listens Lodge Males Meals Mend Word SearchMess Named Naval Neat Nests Nets Peels Pirates Poetry Real Rival Roar Sacred Seem Send Silky Smells Spit Swear Tape Tool Traveler Tusks Vain Wash Wave Yogaproducer pays 41 percent of its net income to federal taxes -a percentage thats much higher than virtually every other industry. All told, the oil and gas industry pays about $100 million, per day, to the U.S. Treasury! Oil company pro ts drive stock prices and support dividend payments for shareholders. But its hardly only a bunch of tycoons who pro t. Its estimated that only 1.5 percent of energy stocks are owned by company executives. Most ownership is in mutual funds and IRAs owned by over 100 million Americans. When policymakers demonize oil industry growth, theyre actually encouraging the industry to sit on its cash and not invest in new projects. After all, if their antagonistic rhetoric becomes policy, for example punitive tax increases or stricter exploration regulations, new projects could turn unpro table. Firms are understandably hesitant to start new ventures when the policy environment could quickly turn sour. And fewer new projects means fewer new jobs, depressed tax revenue, less energy innovation and, ultimately, economic slowdown. is isnt what the majority of Americans want or expect. e oil industry might make for an easy target for political demagoguery. But their pro ts really represent good news in a struggling economy and should not become a pretext for deprecating an industry that is playing a bright, vital role in the American economy. 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 (Scrivener Publishing and John Wiley & Sons), IER Website: www. energyrealism.org; Political Capitalism website: www.politicalcapitalism.org; Energy Blog: www.MasterResource.org e Malcom Randall VA Medical Center HONOR Center is holding a kick-o event on Feb. 7 from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. to recruit volunteers for a new program Still Serving: Vet to Vet Meals at Home. e kick-o event will take place at the HONOR Center located at 1604 SE 3rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641 Still Serving: Vet to Vet Meals at Home is a pilot program providing fty qualifying Gainesville Veterans with a free hot meal Monday through Friday with Veterans delivering the meals. e program is recruiting delivery drivers. We are really excited about our new program, said Jamie Stolarz, Program Coordinator for Still Serving: Vet to Vet Meals at Home. Veterans will be helping throughout the whole processfrom meal preparation to meal packaging and to home meal delivery. VA social workers Lisa Alcala and Nancy Maas submitted the idea of a Veteran meal delivery program to the VA Innovation Initiative, which invites individuals to contribute new and innovative solutions that advance VAs ability to meet the challenges of becoming a 21st-century organization. Approximately 6,500 ideas were submitted and on-line voting determined the top 100 ideas to move onto the proposal stage. e VA Innovation Selection Board selected the Still Serving program as one of 32 proposals to receive funding. To learn more about the Still Serving program or to volunteer as a driver contact Jamie Stolarz at 352-548-1826 or Jamie.Stolarz@va.gov.VA Recruiting Volunteers for Meal Delivery ProgramOn Feb. 1, the Department of Veterans A airs (VA) will mark the one-year anniversary of the toll-free National VA Caregiver Support Line, 1-855-260-3274. e support lines dedicated sta has helped more than 25,000 Veterans, family members and Caregivers connect to resources and receive access to services they have earned. VA recognizes the importance of Caregivers to our Veterans health and well being. We also recognize the sacri ces the daily care of their beloved Veteran requires, said VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. It is the care and commitment of Caregivers that allows Veterans with chronic illnesses or severe injuries to remain in the homes they defended, surrounded by the loved ones they hold dear. I am proud we have been able to help so many Caregivers in this rst year of the support lines operation. Since the program began, the Caregiver Support Line has received more than 25,000 calls and email queries through VAs main page www.va.gov. Local Caregiver Support Coordinators at each VA medical center have responded to more than 8,000 referrals. Callers to the support line are spouses, children, other family members and friends of Veterans as well as Veterans themselves. Caregiver Support Line responders listen to the callers and assess how best to o er support, appropriate direction, and connection to needed resources. Responders serve as a resource for Caregivers by providing guidance, education on VA programs and bene ts, information on community resources and emotional support through brief supportive counseling, if needed. e support line responders can also connect callers to VAs other support lines such as the VA Veteran Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) and Coaching Into Care Line (1-888-823-7458) when these lines better meet the callers needs. Caregivers play such a critical role in the lives of our nations Veterans, often at great cost to themselves. VA recognizes this sacri ce and the Caregiver Support Line is just one way we seek to support Caregivers, said Deborah Amdur, VAs Chief Consultant for Care Management and Social Work. Caregivers often give so much of themselves and the social workers on the support line recognize this. ey understand the challenges faced by Caregivers and are able to o er a listening ear, education and connection with needed resources. If a Caregiver or Veteran who calls the line needs additional guidance, a referral is made to their local Caregiver Support Coordinator, located at every VA medical center, who is the key contact for Caregivers at VA and an expert in VA and community programs available to Veterans and their Family Caregivers. Veterans and Caregivers can reach the VA Caregiver Support Line toll free at 855-260-3274. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., ET, and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET on Saturdays. VA also features a Web page, www.caregiver.va.gov, with general information on other Caregiver support programs available through VA and the community.VA Caregivers Support Line Celebrates First AnniversaryProgram Received More an 25,000 Calls in First Year Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed February as Florida Hiking Trails Month, recognizing the importance of this healthy, a ordable outdoor activity and inviting Floridians and visitors to enjoy a hike along the states extensive, nationally recognized trail system. "February is the perfect time to take advantage of cooler temperatures and enjoy a quiet walk or an invigorating hike on a Florida trail, said DEPs Florida Park Service Director Donald V. Forgione. With the support of the Florida Trail Association and many statewide partners, Florida created a system of greenways and trails that make it easy and a ordable for people to access the beautiful green spaces that naturally call us outdoors this time of year. Florida Hiking Trails Month is designed to emphasize fun and tness along scenic and diverse trails--from urban trails in the midst of cityscapes to wilderness trails that run through Floridas award-winning state parks. Florida has a vast network of trails that includes more than 2,500 miles of dedicated hiking trails and several thousand more miles of multiuse, recreational trails. Florida trails promote healthier lifestyles as well as nature-based tourism and economic bene ts for the state. e largest in the state, the Florida National Scenic Trail, is a path that will ultimately extend 1,400 miles from the Gulf Islands National Seashore in the Panhandle all the way to the Florida Keys. As one of 11 congressionally-designated scenic trails in the United States, this national treasure links public lands throughout Florida. e FTA encourages Floridians to take part in this celebration by exploring the Florida National Scenic Trail and the many hiking trails it provides in parks and forests throughout Florida. ese sections of the Florida Trail were built and have been maintained by FTA volunteers for decades, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and our many land managing partners for the bene t of all Americans, said Dennis Miranda, Executive Director of the FTA. Hiking Trails Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate our public lands by hiking, walking, observing wildlife or simply enjoying our natural heritage on safe and well-marked paths. For ideas in planning your own hiking trips, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org, www. dep.state. .us/gwt and, for additional travel-related information, explore Visit Floridas trails website www.visit orida. com/trails. February in Florida Designated Hiking Trails MonthOil Industry continued from page 4A Wanted adventurous and outdoorsy women wishing to learn more about Floridas great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment. If this could be you, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to participate in the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop near Ocala. e three-day workshop takes place March 9-11 at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. e workshop begins Friday at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday with lunch. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to people 18 years and older who wants to improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. e program o ers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches some of the basic skills associated with shing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity, with hands-on experience. e most popular classes women sign up for are canoeing/kayaking, reading the woods, handguns and archery, BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said. Other classes available are outdoor cooking, shooting sports, wilderness survival, camping/backpacking, deer hunting, small game hunting, outdoor photography, wilderness rst aid, map & compass, pan shing, y shing, boating, bird watching, personal safety, shotguns, bass shing, turkey hunting, hunter safety course, muzzleloaders, bow hunting and knot tying. e cost for the three-day workshop is $175, and there are discounted slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the rst time. e workshop is restricted to 100 people on a rst-come, rst-served basis. For more information about the BOW workshop or how you can register, visit MyFWC.com/BOW or call Lynne Hawk at 561/625-5122.Womens Outdoor WorkshopVoyeur Arrested continued from page 1A Maj. Scott Harden reviewed the video and discovered recordings of other establishments included also. It was discovered that recordings were made at the Hardees restaurant and Hitchcocks grocery store in Old Town and also Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City. No students could be identi ed on the recording. Superintendent Mark Rains terminated all contracts with the company. A search was made of Everetts home where deputies seized camera and computer equipment which they turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for further analysis. Further investigation is being made of other places that Everett may have had access to in order to determine whether more recordings may have been made.
The Levy County Journal6AFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 February 13, 2012February 14, 2012February 15, 2012February 16, 2012February 17, 2012Macaroni & Cheese w/Ham or Chicken Sandwich Mixed Vegetables Salad w/ Spinach Home Made Rolls Mixed Fruit Sloppy Joe on Bun or Pizza Tossed Salad / Green Beans Orange Slices Assorted Milks EARLY RELEASE Pizza or Chicken Fingers Tater Tots/Corn Chilled Applesauce Assorted Milks Corn Dog or Ham and Cheese Sub Cole Slaw /Baked Beans/ Tater Tots Peach Cobbler / Orange Wedge Assorted Milks Taco w/ Ground Beef & Cheese Cheese Burger on Bun Lettuce/Tomato Tater Tots Buttered Corn Chilled Mixed Fruit / Apple Assorted MilksFebruary 20, 2012February 21, 2012February 22, 2012February 23, 2012February 24, 2012 NO SCHOOLLasagna or Pizza Tossed Salad / Green Beans Chilled Peaches Home Made Garlic Rolls Assorted Milks Hamburgers on Bun or Hot Dog on Bun Lettuce / Tomato Oven Fries Assorted Milks Orange Wedges Oven Fried Chicken or Hot Ham & Cheese Sub Mashed Potato w/Gravy Steamed Cabbage Chilled Mixed Fruit Home Made Corn Bread Assorted Milks Macaroni & Cheese w/ Ham or Chicken Sandwich Mixed Vegetables Salad w/ Spinach Home Made Rolls Chilled Pears Assorted MilksIn accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the base of race, color ,nationsl orgin, sex, age, or disablity.LEVY COUNTY SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU 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 I have had a lifelong passion for teaching, whether it be reading and mathematics strategies, character education or a dance routine for the upcoming school musical, explains Lindsey Dubock, who was voted 2012-13 Teacher of the Year at Williston Elementary School. Dubock has taught on the 3rd grade team ve years. As a dance scholarship recipient at Santa Fe College, where she received her AA in education, Dubock then received her BA in education with highest honors from the University of Florida, followed by a masters degree, also in education, with specializations in instructional technology and theater and dance. In addition, she has certi cations in Orton Gillingham: Reading; SUMS: Science and Math; Florida Reading Initiative and Writers in Control. In 1996 this talented teacher founded the Dubock Highland Dance School. (Yes, she is a red-haired Scot!) She even competed at the U.S. and World Championship level for Highland Dancing. Since 1996, Dubock has belonged to the British Association of Teachers of Dance and the Federation of United States Teachers and Adjudicators. She is also a member of the UF Alumni Association, the Levy County Education Association, National Education Association, Kappa Delta Pi education honor society and Golden Key National Honor Society. Since returning to WES in 2010, Dubock has lled many leadership positions: co-instructor for the Orton Gillingham court, supervising teacher for student interns, School Improvement Council Parent Involvement Committee, choreographer for student musicals, Positive Behavior System problem solving team and Just Read! Florida Department of Education website lesson demonstrator. I am fortunate to work in a school where teachers regularly co-teach and collaborate. I o er lessons and strategies to my peers, and they are happy to reciprocate. I regularly volunteer to cover other teachers after-school tutoring groups if I am needed. I enjoy collaborating with the special area teachers when they plan cross-curricular activities that emphasize the focus skills we are working on. I am proud to say that the teachers at my school can be seen regularly o ering encouraging words, hugs, and high ves in the hallways during transitions! explained Dubock. What stands out about Lindsey is her strong connection with her students and parents. Ive noticed in her les invitations for special events for her former students, said Hiers. Lindsey is strong on hands-on activitiesher students are always doing something in her class, adds Hiers. e Northeast Florida Education Consortium (NEFEC) has even lmed her learning strategies as a teaching video. Lindsey is a huge team player. She always shares her myriad resources. My students know I will push and support them through classroom projects, assessments, sporting events, National Honor Society inductions, Senior Nights of their high school graduation ceremonies. I am proud to work in Levy County and be an active part of the Williston community which I love, Dubock concluded. I am truly honored to have been voted Teacher of the Year by the Williston Elementary School sta I consider it a privilege to work with the incredible administration, teachers and students of my school. Congratulations to WES 2012-13 Teacher of the Year, Lindsey Dubock. by Lisa Statham PosteraroDevotedDescribes Dubock, 2012-13 WES Teacher of the Year Voted by the Williston Elementary School sta as Teacher of the Year, Lindsey Dubock holds a bouquet of owers presented to her by her principal, Marla Hiers. Dubock has been teaching school for eight years; she also founded and directs a dance school for Highland dancing. Pre-school Storytime ese programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages. e programs last 30 minutes. A.F. Knotts Public Library Yankeetown February 14, 2012 @ 3 p.m. Valentines eme February 28, 2012 @ 3 p.m. e Color Red eme February Levy County Public Library EventsBronson Public Library February 20, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. e Color Red eme Cedar Key Public Library February 22, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. Cedar Key eme Luther Callaway Public Library Chie and February 13, 2012 @ 11 a.m. Valentine's Day eme February 27, 2012 @ 11 a.m. e Color Red eme Williston Public Library Every Wednesday @ 9:30 a.m. Music With Ms. Sara @ 10 a.m. Popcorn and a Movie Gnomeo and Juliet Join us as we enjoy the 2011 movie Gnomeo and Juliet. is feature is rated G and has a running time of 84 minutes. Bring the whole family for a great movie and popcorn. e neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love. Garden gnomes Gnomeo (voice of McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Blunt) have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink amingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple nd lasting happiness? A.F. Knotts Public Library Yankeetown February 21, 2012 @ 3 p.m. Cedar Key Public Library February 15, 2012 @ 1 p.m. Bronson Public Library February 27, 2012 @ 5 p.m. Luther Callaway Public Library Chie and February 17, 2012 @ 5 p.m. Williston Public Library February 13, 2012 @ 5:00 PM For more information please contact your local librarian or Jenny Rodgers, youth services coordinator, 352-486-5552. e rst Friday in February found another group of Students of the Month being honored in the media center of Williston Elementary School. Preparing the certi cates and taking the pictures were Kathy Brewington and lab manager Charlie Watson. WES Principal Marla Hiers and Assistant Principal Angel omas presented academics, citizenship or most improved awards to the deserving young people. Only one 3rd grader received the February Student of the Month award for academics: Keith McGuire. For citizenship only were Colby Etheridge, Michelle Salinas and Andres Castillo. Jalyria Dallas received a certi cate for most improved. ree students were selected for both academics and citizenship: Delaney Holcomb, Jenifer Garcia and Hannah Rainaldi. e 3rd grade teachers are Hillary Cribbs, Lindsey Dubock, Courtney Edwards, Mary Guinsler, Cindy Hiter, Corrie Houghtaling, Tracy Kirby and Tonya Townsend. Fourth graders Hannah Baldwin and Trentin Crooms received a Student of the Month award in academics. Michaela Warren, Kaylee Pierce and Zander Stanley were tapped for citizenship while D. J. Foxx received an award for being most improved. Kathy Clemons, Teri Dixon, Lita Halchak, Tina Roberts, Neige Snider and Joelene Vining teach 4th grade. Fifth grade student Samantha Ryalls was awarded an academics certi cate. Fifth grade citizenship awards went to Sydney Lamb, James Hern, Madison Starnes and Jessica Bloom. Abreanna Youmans was most improved, and Ryan Kline received a certi cate for both academics and citizenship. Following the ceremony, the students and any guests who attended were treated to refreshments. e next ceremony is scheduled for the rst Friday in March, again in the media center. Congratulations, WES Wildcat Students of the Month for February 2012! by Lisa Statham PosteraroWES has a heart for February Students of the Month On the rst Friday in February, WES Assistant Pr incipal Angel Thomas and Principal Marla Hiers stand on either side of the 20 students present to receive their February Student of the Month certi cates. Photo courtesy of Charlie Watson In Loving Memory of Randy Gilbert e family of Randy Gilbert would like to thank so many of you for your kind expressions of sympathy during our time of loss. Randy passed away suddenly on January 16 of a heart attack in LaBelle. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter Destini Voorhees; and son, Randy J; as well as his two-week-old granddaughter, Brystal Ryann Voorhees; his brothers: Chuck, Alan and Beau; sisters Marry Graddick and Mandy Hirshik; and his father C.W.Gilbert.
The Levy County Journal 7AFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Sudoku e answers for this weeks sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Last weeks Sudoku 115 NOTICES125 SERVICES210 HELP WANTED 415 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 500 FOR SALE540 LIVESTOCK Classifieds ADVERTISER NOTICE The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit and locate any classi ed advertisement as deemed appropriate. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising. --------HAPPY TAILS SOCIAL CLUB Animal and Pet Rescue is now located in the Chie and Flea Market, booth Red 27. Stop by and chat for a bit. 352-493-0252. tfnf --------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS Con dential Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Now open Mon. thru Thurs. from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call (352) 493-7773 or write to us at Harmony Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 2557, Chie and, FL. tfnJf --------AL-ANON MEETINGS IN WILLISTON Join us for Al-Anon meetings on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Midway Plaza located at 13451 NE Highway 27 Alt. in Williston. 1-800-851-1795. ftfn --------NARCONON a nonpro t public bene t organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions assessments and more than 11,000 local referrals. Call (800) 556-8885 or visit www. drugrehab.net --------AA MEETING FOR INFORMATION CALL NORTH CENTRAL Florida Intergroup Of ce at (352) 372-8091 which is also a 24hour local hotline number. --------ADDICTION RECOVERY MEETING Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our meetings held the 1st and 3rd Thursday night of the month at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 7:00 PM Hwy. 340 in Bell, at the ashing light, west of 129. Call 386/935-2300 or Kevin Craven at 352/463-8700 or go to www.grace-ministry. net for more info. Tfnf SHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! We move em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joes Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND? Call Danny, any time. 352-463-1832 or 352493-5345 tfnApJftfn --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 3/15Jp --------CAREGIVER SERVICES Certi ed Nurse Assistant (CNA) experienced. Will cook, clean, drive. References. I live on Cedar Key Island. Call 352/8716065. 2/23Jp --------SPRING HILL INSURANCE GROUP We are here for all your Insurance needs Home, Auto, Life or Health CALL NOW: For a free quote You could be paying too much! (352) 332-1180 firstname.lastname@example.org 2/23Jp130 FREEFREE MEALS ON WHEELS FOR PETS: Hosted by Happy Tails Social Club. Call for details (352) 493-0252 ftfn135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDAS LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http:// ombudsman.my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf ADKINS SEAFOOD HIRING apply in person from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8291 SW CR 347 in Cedar Key. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 2/9Jb --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 2/9Jp --------DRIVERS Professionals Willing to Team $4500-5500/mo. average Great Bene ts Hometime! HAZ Freight & Explosives. CDL-A 800-835-9471 2/16Jp --------HEAD START TEACHER Possess at least an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Please send resum and references to Clyatt House Learning Center, PO Box 1070, Chie and, FL 32644 or pickup application at 3690 NW 120 Street, Chie and. DFWP. tfnJb305 APARTMENTS FOR RENTWILLISTON ARMS APARTMENTS 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments starting at $567 per month. Short commute to both Ocala and Gainesville. Rental Assistance program based on eligibility and availability. We also accept Section 8. Ask about in-house specials. Equal Housing Opportunity. (352) 528-3352 TDD 1-800955-8771. 2/23Jb -------BRONSON VILLAS & BRONSON VILLAGE APARTMENTS 2-Bedroom apartments with washer/dryer hookups starting at $580 per month. Rental Assistance based on eligibility and availability. Short drives to Williston, Chie and and Gainesville. We also accept Section 8. Ask about in-house specials. Equal Housing Opportunity. (352) 528-3352 TDD 1-800955-8771. 2/23Jb315 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT3/2 BETWEEN WILLISTON & BRONSON: 2 covered porches, tile and wood/ laminate throughout, small pet allowed. 1st, last, and security. $600/month. Call (352) 486-6547. 2/16Jp415 MOBILE HOMES FOR 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. 2/16Jp440 VACANT LAND FOR SALELAND FOR SALE: 1 to 2 acre lots; owner nance, easy terms, low down payment, Bronson/Williston areas. 352-472-4977 tfnJp -------1 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. 3/8Jp -------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. 3/8Jp -------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. 3/8Jp445 WANT TO BUYJUNK CARS BOUGHT: $ 150 $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 2/9Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! We have the latest technology in laser etchings and can also inscribe nal dates and lettering at the cemetery. Located at 1471 NE 512 Ave. (behind McCrab church) Hwy 349 7 miles north of Old Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4 & Sat. 8-12 or call for after hours appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/12Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. tfnJe --------LUMBER FOR SALE Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn --------500 GALLON FUEL TANK and approved containment shelter. $500. Call 352/4953000. 2/23Jp --------METAL DETECTORS Local Whites & Garrett dealer at Chie and Flea Market, 27 Yellow, on Saturday. Call 386/935-2501 or email: santeferivertrading@ windstream.net 3/22Jp --------BREEZY WHEELCHAIR good condition, $100; Potty chair, never used, $40. Call 352/486-2388 Jp2/9515 YARD SALELEVY FAIR FUNDRAISER YARD SALE Sat., Feb. 11, 8 AM at Keeping it Green Nursery, corner of N. Main St. and NE 2nd Ave., across Williston General Dentistry. Jp2/9540 LIVESTOCKMUST SELL HEALTHY TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES: Excellent pedigrees, two mares take and foal easily, one gelding is a love and likes to play. One Blk/white mare is double registered SSH and TWH has minor training, other mare big bay with no training but very gentle. Gelding is bay mares son, no training and a delight. All have been family raised, handled, regularly trimmed with good feet, have negative current coggins, fat and healthy. Husband currently out of work and we must sell the horses. NO KILL BUYERS. good homes only. Would make excellent trail horses. Call 386-935-2880 or 386-854-0331 for more information. tfnJe555 AUTOMOBILESANY JUNK CAR cash paid up to $500. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 2/9Jp560 ESTATE SALEESTATE SALE FEB. 11 & 12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11311 NE 85 Street in Bronson, Fla., behind the Bronson Speed Track. Call if you need directions at 3393696. All Furniture must go. Beds, Daybed, Full set of master furniture including a California King bed, couch TV stands, various lamps and other stuff ALL MUST GO due to death. 2/9Jp605 BOATS 15 TRI-HULL SKIFF with trailer, 96 35h Johnson, sh nder, trolling motor, many extras. RUNS GREAT. $1,300. 352/213-1014. 2/9Jp 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com Classi ed Ads Service Jacks Land
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Tuition: $30.00 (Kindergarten-2nd) Animals and their habitats will inspire young actors as they explore how to use their bodies, faces, and voices to develop settings, characters, and dramatic situations. Based on the fantastical illustrations and rhymes of Graeme Bases Anamalia (Instructor: Melanie Tarter) What Ifs ... : Tuesdays, Feb. 14 Mar. 13 from 3:45 to 4:45. Tuition: $30.00 (Grades 3rd to 5th) What if I never grow tall? What if my head gets small? ese are just a few of the situations in Shel Silversteins famous What If poem. Use the poem or create your own what if situations as you improvise characters and their actions. (Instructor: Jamie Bevan) Creative Movement: Wednesdays, Feb. 15 Mar. 14 from 3:45 to 4:45. Tuition: $30.00 (Kindergarten 2nd grades). Explore new ways to tell a story in this energetic class emphasizing imagination, coordination, body awareness, and motor skills. Learn simple movement techniques as you learn to tell stories without words! (Instructor: Melanie Tarter) Actor's Toolbox: ursday, Feb. 16 Mar. 15 from 3:45 to 4:45. Tuition: $30.00 (Grades 3rd to 5th) Each week, students will be led through a series of warmups, creative drama activities, and basic acting exercises that will help them to feel con dent using their bodies, voices, and imaginations as instruments for creative expression. (Instructor: Susu Sparkman) In addition to the after-school classes, the eatre has Family Fun Day workshops prior to performances of e Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood on Sat., Mar. 3 and Sat., Mar. 10. Students will tour the theatre, participate in theatre games, and attend the 3 p.m. performance of e Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood Great for families or youth groups! Tuition is $15 for students and $5 for accompanying adults (to cover the cost of the show ticket).After-School Classes at Ocala Civic Theatre Begin Feb. 13For additional information or to register, contact Ocala Civic eatres box o ce (352/236-2274) or download the form from our website: www.ocalacivictheatre.comFor additional information, call Mary Britt 352-236-2851 ext. 104 Edwin Brody Lathrop of Trenton and Sarah Nicole Lathrop of Dixie County Cordially invite you to attend a Celebration of our Marriage to be held on March 3, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Cedar Key Beach & Pavilion You may call us for more details at (352) 443-3813 A Celebration of our Marriage EVY COUNTY L e County Seat Newspaper Est. 1923$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe!JOURNAL
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L Levy L i f e ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 32 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 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. My name is Christopher Chris Cowart and with a humble servants heart I would like to serve you on the School Board representing District 2. I am 37 years old with a 10-year-old daughter in 4th grade at Cedar Key School where she has attended since Pre-K giving me a vested interest in this District. My parents are Jack and Phyllis Cowart from Bronson where I grew up attending Bronson Elementary and graduating from Bronson High School in 1992. I continued my education at both Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida where I received my bachelors in 1997 going on to achieve my goal of becoming a college basketball coach. I spent 7 years coaching and teaching college basketball with the last three at the e Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. After missing my daughter Graces rst words and steps, I began a familiar path returning to my Levy County roots and working side by side with my parents at Jac-Pac Distributors, the business they started 35 years ago. rough out the years I have served as a coach in the Chie and Area Athletic Association for both T-ball and Soccer. e last 5 years I have been the Varsity Girls Basketball coach at Cedar Key School; along with being privileged to be with the Middle School team the last two years. I serve on the PTO and actively help with all fundraising e orts. I currently serve as a commissioner on the Cedar Key Special Water and Sewer District where we have undertaken multi-million dollar budget projects in cooperation with the City and have nished under budget each time. I attend church at the Cedar Key Church of Christ and have been responsible for the church nances for the last four years. I am the Vice-President elect for the Williston Rotary Club where our mission is to help the youth of the community with all the funds we raise. I am also on the Levy County Schools Foundation serving the Cedar Key area and was selected to North East Florida Educational Consortiums: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Committee. My family and I have been major supporters of Levy County youth at the Suwannee River Fair for the last 30 years. I am a proud American FFA Degree recipient. I have always been proud of my Levy County Education and experiences. I believe these have molded and shaped me to be a person you would want to serve you. Please feel free to contact me by mail at votecowart4lcsbC4mail.com or call me at 352/231-3451. I am willing to work hard and accept the challenge of brightening our students education; with this I trust you will VOTE CHRIS COWART for the Levy County School Board District 2.Chris Cowart Running for District 2 School Board PositionWe would like to thank everyone for their Love, Support and Generosity during the most di cult time in our lives. Losing our Little Buddy Luke is the worst thing that could have happened to us. We know that our faith and the support of our family, friends, and the community will help us in our grief. Knowing that we will see him again gives us peace, hope, and the strength to go forward in our lives just as he would have wanted. With Sincere gratitude, Rob and Amy Corbitt Sarah and Doug Burgess Found Photo Identi edJessica Reilly of Bronson and Phyllis Cowart called the Journal last week and identi ed the two young men in our Found Photo. e man on the left is Ryan Barr and on the right is Chris Cowart, the son of Phyllis Cowart, both of Bronson. Mrs. Cowart explained that the picture was taken at the Suwannee River Fair event when Chris received a rst place ribbon for most weight gain on his steer entry. Just shows how the FFA and 4-H events are such an integral part of the history and lives of Levy County. Hudson Withdraws from Supervisor of Elections RaceIt is with great disappointment that I must withdraw from the race for Levy County Supervisor of Elections. I looked forward to providing a great service to my fellow Levy County citizens. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances I have o cially withdrawn from the race. I would like to thank all of you throughout the county who have so graciously supported me both nancially and through prayer. Your faith and support have blessed me more than youll ever know. I am so fortunate to call Levy County my home. Sincerely, Kathy Green Hudson Thank You As the bookkeeper and my con dential secretary, her duties are extensive, responsibilities many, and most evenings will nd her car one of the last to leave the school parking lot, said Marla Hiers, principal of Williston Elementary School. e her is Demeris Dee Arrington, 34-year employee and Educational Support Personnel (ESP) of the Year for Williston Elementary Schoolfor the second time. Arrington and Lindsey Dubock, Teacher of the Year, were recently honored at an after-school luncheon on campus. As is the tradition, both awards were voted on by the entire sta Being the principals con dential secretary involves setting up appointments; supervising phone calls and mail; being responsible for routine o ce duties; typing; ling; answering phone calls; helping to cover the front o ce when the secretary is away; assisting with parents, students and teachers; being responsible for school budgets and payrolls; calling substitutes; and maintaining accurate school nancial records. Observes Hiers, e sta chose to recognize Dee because of her willingness to drop everything and help others. Whether it be running copies, completing leave papers, placing orders for supplies, checking in mail orders, ordering classroom materials, answering the phones, helping with state reports or Title I documents, Dees answer is always yes. She is an asset to our highly e cient o ce sta Arrington, a 1972 graduate of Williston High School, is married to James Arrington, a retired City of Williston employee, and they have two children, Scott and Jennifer, who have blessed them with three grandchildren. Away from her day job, both Demeris and her husband James have been the anchors for their families as their parents have aged and passed on. ey continue to be supportive of their two children and their families. ey are faithful members of the Williston Church of God, lling a similar role as her parents before her. Demeris and her sister Darlene have directed various childrens groups for many years. What else is there time for? noted Lisa Posteraro, fellow WHS graduate and a long-time teacher who, as safety patrol adviser, works closely with Arrington. Adds Hiers, I count on her to help me with nancial decisions that are crucial to the well-being of our instructional program. Year after year the auditors reports have found her accounting procedures to be perfect, with no ndings! Impressive! When tackling new programs such as Skyward or Raptor, [Arrington] quietly seeks out help and puts in the extra time needed to complete the tasks, concludes Hiers. Arrington has dedicated her life to serve faithfully the families of Levy for 34 years with excellence! Being selected for the second time as ESP of the Year was an honor, said Arrington. ere are so many others just as worthy, or more so. I am thankful that my colleagues see me in that light, she added. Congratulations to Demeris Arrington, Williston Elementary ESP of the Year! by Lisa Statham PosteraroTwice Tapped, Arrington voted ESP of the YearDemeris Carlisle Arrington, a 34-year employee, holds a spray of owers presented to her as Educational Support Personnel (ESP) of the Year for Williston Elementary School. She is also the District ESP of the Year and will compete with the ESPs of the Year from the other 66 counties for the state award. ere were 14 voices raised to the Bronson Town Council on Monday Feb. 6 making their wishes heard on the issue of annexation of Lake Johnson Estates to the Town of Bronson. e next round will be on Mar. 17, same time, same place. Most residents in Lake Johnson Estates want their roads paved but they dont want to be annexed to the Town of Bronson and said as much when they were sent letters last year on the subject. At that time water and sewers were o ered with the deal but the sewer plant was not even completed. ere are land use requirements in place that must be met for road paving which include sidewalks, curbs and retention ponds. Some residents already have sidewalks and they already have a retention pond. e issue of paving the roads was brought to the Board of County Commissioners previously and some residents were of the opinion that money was allocated for it and they were next in line to get the ball rolling on paving their streets. But that did not turn out to be the case at that time so the issue went to the Town of Bronson. Parts of Bronson being considered in a oodplain is also at issue here with the ditch going thru the estates behind Bronson o 337 being blocked from owing properly and causing more ood problems After all is said and done, the residents voiced their opinions and the Bronson Town Council listened but did not come to a decision. e residents of Lake Johnson Estates and all who are interested are advised to attend the March 17th meeting at 7 p.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building to hear further on the issue. Lake Johnson Estates Residents Still Waiting for Resolution on Paving Roads
The Levy County Journal2BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONFlorida Native Garden Seminar Feb. 10Florida Native Plant Roundtable Group invites you to our Informal Meetings about learning how to establish a Florida Native Garden. e next meeting is: Fri., Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Levy County Extension o ce, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson. We will share why growing Native Florida plants may be easier, less expensive in the long run, and may provide food, nectar and cover for butter ies and birds. is is open to the public. Are You Interested?? Contact: Barbara @ 486-5131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org All extension programs and services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.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.CEDAR KEYCedar Key Arts Center Cedar Key Arts Center has lots to o er. All events are open to the public. Cedar Key Arts Center 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 Ongoing opportunities that still have openings: Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Photoshop elements with Ann Kamzelski; Feb 9 and 23, 10 a.m. Painting 101 with Sandi Allen; Feb. 10 & 11, 9 a.m., Pen and Ink Drawing with Joyce Patti, 5438081 or 949-8071; Feb. 12-13, 10 a.m. People in Places All Media with Ray Hassard; Feb. 17, Open Studio; urs.After School Art Education with Zandy Zettler; Wed. mornings Boat Builders with Earl Starnes; 10 a.m.Dark Room Techniques with Chris Harkness. Sunday Salons are Free and 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. 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. e Childrens Summer Art Program Bene t Dinner and Ra e will be held on Wed. Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. upstairs at the CK Arts Center with a 3-course gourmet dinner catered by e Island Room. Cost is $25/person and includes beverage, tax and tip. ere will be a ra e of original art and other fun items. To make reservations call 352/5436520. Seating is limitedRefuge Photo-WalksMichelle Pearson will lead Cedar Keys and Lower Suwannee Friends of the Refuges Photo Walks/Trips every 4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Most trips will be free, unless there is admission or other such costs. During the walks/trips, Michelle will suggest photo ops, as well as provide camera/photo skills assistance. ese photo-walks are open to public. Call 352/325-0134 for more info.Friends of the Lower Suwannee Sponsor Butter y Presentation Feb. 11Barbara Woodmansee will give a presentation about the butter ies in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge on Sat. Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Key Library. Using her extensive collection of photos from the Refuge, she will focus on the families of butter ies in the refuge. Barbara will provide tips on how to distinguish di erent species and how to locate them and the di erence between day- ying moths and butter ies. Barbara will bring a check list for folks interested in recording their sightings of butter ies.TOWN OF SUWANNEEPaddlers in the Hidden Coast Workshop Feb. 23Come and attend the Attracting Paddlers to the Hidden Coast Free workshop on Feb. 23 to be held in the Community Center in the town of Suwannee with lunch provided by the Suwannee Chamber of Commerce. Join experts in the eld of tourism, marketing, social media, and recreation and learn how to lure paddlers to this world-class paddling destination of the Big Bend and bring economic bene ts to your business. Please call Liz Sparks at 850/922-6160 to RSVP and answer any questions. YANKEETOWN-INGLISWomans Club Thrift Shop e rift Shop at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club, a staple in the community since 1966, is stocked solely by donations from club members and the community and one of the nest in Levy, Citrus and Marion Counties. In January the shop hours were expanded to ve days a week, Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the community has responded by keeping the volunteer workers hopping to sort donations and make sales. is allows the Womans Club to give back to the community through donations to Yankeetown School, local Fire Rescue units, maintaining the AF Knotts Library and much more. For the month of February, all mens, infant and childrens clothes will be BOGO (buy one get one free). As a way to thank those who have served our country, a 10% discount is o ered to all Veterans (with ID) on their total purchase. For questions or information call the club at 352/447-2057.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note con rming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.WILLISTONWilliston Chamber Business After Hours at Guardian Angels Feb. 9 e Williston Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a Business After Hours event to be held at Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. e event will be held on urs., Feb. 9, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at their facility located at 3251 NE 180th Ave., Williston. If you are not familiar with this wonderful group they are responsible for training service dogs. ey have recently partnered with the federal government and are providing these highly-trained dogs to the Veterans Administration (VA) veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you are an area resident, visitor or veteran please come out to see this wonderful facility and the great work that they do! R.S.V.P. to the Chamber o ce at: 352/528-5552.AmVets Post 444 Valentine Dinner Party Feb. 11Come on out to the Williston AmVets Post 444 on 27 for the Valentine Dinner party. It is on Feb. 11 with entertainment provided by Electrik Fence Blues Band starting at 7:30 p.m. Steak dinners are $10. ere will be a ra e of a Valentine Love Basket and a 50/50, etc. is event is hosting by Sons of AmVets and Womens Auxiliary and open to the public. Levy County Fair Association Yard Sale Feb. 11 e Fair Association will be having its annual yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 starting at 8 a.m. We will be set up at Keeping It Green Nursery on the corner of N. Main Street and NE 2nd Avenue in Williston, across from Williston General Dentistry. We can still use any items that you would like to donate so get your Spring-cleaning done a little early. We are a Non-Pro t organization and all donations are tax deductible. We also really need a storage shed for both the yard sale and then at the Fairgrounds. We can pick up and move any donations you have. Please call Marc at 352/5385551 to make arrangements. Your Fair Needs Your Support! With all this excitement, remember the Levy County Fair is not just a livestock show, we will have a full Midway with lots of exciting rides, attractions, games, tons of great food, a variety of exhibitors and much, much more all for one low gate admission price! Mark your calendars now and check out the website or call 352/528-2516. AARP Chapter #912 Meeting Feb. 13 e speaker at the meeting of AARP Chapter #912 on Mon., Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m. will be Myrtle Ho man of Independent Living which provides free telephones for the hearing impaired. Our meetings are held on the second Mon. each month in the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, 17353 Hwy. 27 Alt., Williston.Cruzin for Kidz Motorcycle Ride Feb. 25 e Cruzin for Kidz Motorcycle Ride is coming to town on Feb. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting at Williston Elementary School at 801 S Main St. Register at 8:30 a.m.. It is free to ride and donations are accepted. Kickstands are up at 10 a.m. and $8 lunch is available upon return. ere are T-shirts for sale and door prizes. For more info see www.wessafetypatrol.org or call Lisa Posteraro at 352/528-6030 or 339-1201. All proceeds bene t the WES Safety Patrollers trip to Washington CD in June.Williston Central Christian Spring Mulch Sale Feb. 25 e Williston Central Christian Academy will host its 2nd Annual Spring Mulch Sale on Sat. Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the campus at 225 SE 4 Street in Williston. We will be selling bagged Cypress Mulch for $2.00 a bag. We will be taking pre-orders or you can swing by the day of the event and pick-up. If you wish to pre-order please contact the school at 352/529-0900.WCCA Catch & Release Fishing Tournament Mar. 10Williston Central Christian Academy is hosting a day of shing, food, fellowship and fun for the entire family on Sat. Mar. 10 starting at 8 a.m. for the Fishing Tournament until 11:30. en comes the BBQ lunch included with registration to 12:30. And then the rst ever Duck Drop will begin with the rst duck to cross the nish line Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 9 High 2:17 AM 3.7 7:16 AM Set 8:06 AM 98 9 Low 8:55 AM -0.5 6:17 PM Rise 8:27 PM 9 High 3:01 PM 3.4 9 Low 9:09 PM 0.1 F 10 High 3:02 AM 3.6 7:15 AM Set 8:43 AM 95 10 Low 9:29 AM -0.3 6:18 PM Rise 9:31 PM 10 High 3:30 PM 3.6 10 Low 9:52 PM -0.1 Sa 11 High 3:49 AM 3.4 7:14 AM Set 9:22 AM 88 11 Low 10:03 AM 0 6:18 PM Rise 10:36 PM 11 High 4:01 PM 3.7 11 Low 10:39 PM -0.2 Su 12 High 4:41 AM 3 7:14 AM Set 10:03 AM 80 12 Low 10:39 AM 0.4 6:19 PM Rise 11:41 PM 12 High 4:36 PM 3.7 12 Low 11:31 PM -0.2 M 13 High 5:41 AM 2.6 7:13 AM Set 10:48 AM 70 13 Low 11:17 AM 0.8 6:20 PM 13 High 5:18 PM 3.7 Tu 14 Low 12:34 AM -0.1 7:12 AM Rise 12:46 AM 59 14 High 6:57 AM 2.2 6:21 PM Set 11:37 AM 14 Low 12:03 PM 1.2 14 High 6:10 PM 3.5 W 15 Low 1:52 AM 0 7:11 AM Rise 1:50 AM 48 15 High 8:41 AM 2.1 6:21 PM Set 12:30 PM 15 Low 1:09 PM 1.5 15 High 7:18 PM 3.4 Suwannee River EntranceTh 9 High 2:23 AM 3.3 7:17 AM Set 8:06 AM 98 9 Low 9:13 AM -0.5 6:17 PM Rise 8:28 PM 9 High 3:07 PM 3 9 Low 9:27 PM 0.1 F 10 High 3:08 AM 3.2 7:16 AM Set 8:44 AM 95 10 Low 9:47 AM -0.3 6:18 PM Rise 9:32 PM 10 High 3:36 PM 3.2 10 Low 10:10 PM -0.1 Sa 11 High 3:55 AM 3 7:15 AM Set 9:23 AM 88 11 Low 10:21 AM 0 6:19 PM Rise 10:37 PM 11 High 4:07 PM 3.3 11 Low 10:57 PM -0.2 Su 12 High 4:47 AM 2.6 7:14 AM Set 10:04 AM 80 12 Low 10:57 AM 0.4 6:19 PM Rise 11:42 PM 12 High 4:42 PM 3.3 12 Low 11:49 PM -0.2 M 13 High 5:47 AM 2.3 7:14 AM Set 10:48 AM 70 13 Low 11:35 AM 0.8 6:20 PM 13 High 5:24 PM 3.3 Tu 14 Low 12:52 AM -0.1 7:13 AM Rise 12:47 AM 59 14 High 7:03 AM 1.9 6:21 PM Set 11:37 AM 14 Low 12:21 PM 1.1 14 High 6:16 PM 3.1 W 15 Low 2:10 AM 0 7:12 AM Rise 1:51 AM 48 15 High 8:47 AM 1.8 6:22 PM Set 12:30 PM 15 Low 1:27 PM 1.4 15 High 7:24 PM 3 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 9 High 2:24 AM 3.4 7:15 AM Set 8:05 AM 98 9 Low 9:50 AM -0.5 6:16 PM Rise 8:26 PM 9 High 3:08 PM 3.1 9 Low 10:04 PM 0.1 F 10 High 3:09 AM 3.3 7:14 AM Set 8:42 AM 95 10 Low 10:24 AM -0.3 6:17 PM Rise 9:30 PM 10 High 3:37 PM 3.3 10 Low 10:47 PM -0.1 Sa 11 High 3:56 AM 3.1 7:13 AM Set 9:21 AM 88 11 Low 10:58 AM 0 6:17 PM Rise 10:35 PM 11 High 4:08 PM 3.4 11 Low 11:34 PM -0.2 Su 12 High 4:48 AM 2.7 7:12 AM Set 10:02 AM 80 12 Low 11:34 AM 0.4 6:18 PM Rise 11:40 PM 12 High 4:43 PM 3.4 M 13 Low 12:26 AM -0.2 7:12 AM Set 10:47 AM 70 13 High 5:48 AM 2.4 6:19 PM 13 Low 12:12 PM 0.8 13 High 5:25 PM 3.4 Tu 14 Low 1:29 AM -0.1 7:11 AM Rise 12:45 AM 59 14 High 7:04 AM 2 6:20 PM Set 11:36 AM 14 Low 12:58 PM 1.1 14 High 6:17 PM 3.2 W 15 Low 2:47 AM 0 7:10 AM Rise 1:48 AM 48 15 High 8:48 AM 1.9 6:20 PM Set 12:29 PM 15 Low 2:04 PM 1.4 15 High 7:25 PM 3.1 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 3% 3% 1% Steers under 600 lbs 36% 32% 35% Heifers over 600 lbs 1% 2% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 32% 32% 37% Feeder cows 1% 3% 2% Slaughter cows 24% 25% 21% Bulls 3% 3% 3%Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1200-1495 1320 68.00-82.00 76.65 1200-1565 1366 79.00-89.00 82.94 HD 1605-1835 1690 77.00-84.00 80.99 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 800-1195 1066 68.00-81.00 76 955-1190 1104 79.00-89.00 83.26 HD 1200-1585 1373 74.00-82.00 79.08 1200-1590 1405 82.00-90.00 85.10 HD Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 800-820 810 55.00-64.00 59.74 LD 850-1195 999 64.00-73.00 69.33 850-1195 955 55.00-63.00 59.01 LD 1210-1425 1309 66.00-75.00 70.67 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1135-1495 1325 85.00-97.00 91.37 1125-1350 1238 81.00-83.00 82.09 LD 1520-2150 1731 88.00-97.00 93.21500-2065 1732 97.00-106.00 102.36 HDFeeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 219 215.00-280.00 241.3 250-295 268 205.00-260.00 225.34 300-345 319 185.00-245.00 216.54 350-395 367 174.00-235.00 198.25 400-440 421 160.00-210.00 179.39 450-495 467 152.00-195.00 171.18 500-540 516 145.00-182.00 165.36 550-595 566 140.00-171.00 151.81 600-645 615 140.00-165.00 149.14 650-690 670 135.00-160.00 143.77 700-740 718 132.00-140.00 135.38 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 219 175.00-225.00 195.74 250-295 272 160.00-207.50 189.85 300-345 321 155.00-200.00 177.36 350-390 369 145.00-180.00 163.22 400-445 423 135.00-164.00 151.42 450-490 468 128.00-157.50 146.4 500-545 525 120.00-155.00 143.13 550-590 567 118.00-142.00 131.54 605-645 627 115.00-135.00 128.01 660-680 671 120.00-132.50 124.73 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 221 162.50-230.00 203.26 250-295 270 165.00-212.00 187.96 300-345 316 152.00-190.00 167.75 350-390 370 147.50-175.00 159.08 400-445 420 140.00-165.00 152.27 450-495 467 135.00-162.00 147.86 500-540 518 130.00-160.00 145.22 550-590 567 125.00-147.00 136.13 600-640 622 122.00-140.00 129.74 650-680 661 120.00-132.00 125.89 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 219 145.00-190.00 161.67 250-290 268 135.00-175.00 154.48 300-345 321 130.00-162.50 144.06 350-395 374 125.00-160.00 142.64 400-445 422 120.00-150.00 135.74 450-495 468 120.00-140.00 129.75 500-540 518 115.00-137.50 124.42 550-575 564 110.00-130.00 121.1 605-630 619 109.00-119.00 114.91 705-730 716 112.00-119.00 116.39 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 900-1020 960 83.00-89.00 85.81 4-6 MoBred 955-1095 1013 85.00-92.00 89.04Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Feb 03, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market NewsAt the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 8 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 6,669 compared to 8,133 last week, and 7,793 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock market News Service: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to 4.00 higher, feeder steers 4.00 to 6.00 higher, heifers 3.00 to 5.00 higher, replacement cowsmostly steady.continued on page 3B
The Levy County Journal 3BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 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. Feb. 15 1:30-3:30 p.m. Chie and Senior Center.Tax-Aide Locations and TimesFree tax preparation and e- le with AARP Tax-Aide has begun. AARP helps lowand moderate-income families with special attention to those 60 and older to le their personal income tax returns. Volunteers are trained to assist in ling tax forms and basis schedules including the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance. Check with your location to see what they can do for you. CHIEFLAND Luther Callaway Library, 104 NE 3rd St, 352/493-2758; Fri. 12 to 4 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 to 2 p.m. (Feb. and Apr. only) Call to make appointment. CROSS CITY Dixie County Library, 16328 SE 19 Hwy, 352/498-1219; Tues. 12 to 4 p.m. Call for appointment. TRENTON Gilchrist County Library, Hwy 129 North, 352/463-3176; Mon. 1 to 5 p.m. Call for appointment. WILLISTON Williston Library, 10 SE 1 St., 352/5282313; urs. 10 to 2 p.m. Call for appointmentWorld War II Veterans Meet Feb. 9All World War II veterans are welcome to join us for lunch on urs. Feb. 9 at Dekes Steakhouse in Chief land, 6650 NW 140th Street, at 11:30 a.m. ese vets come from ve surrounding counties. ere is no fee to join, just come and enjoy the camaraderie. Bring your spouse, a friend or care giver. On March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, there will be a vintage aircraft show in Keystone Heights. Youll have a chance to see the old B-17 once more. If you have any questions call Dot Halvorsen, 352/542-7697.Kanapaha Bamboo Workshop Feb. 11Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville annually o ers a bamboo workshop to acquaint homeowners with the use of bamboos in the landscape. is workshop includes an introduction to Kanapahas bamboo collection and information on the cultivation, propagation, and landscape utilization of bamboo species in North Florida. You are invited to this years workshop. Sat., Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration: $10 individual or $15 couple. To register, or for more information, call 352/372-4981.Genealogy and History Society of Levy County Meeting Feb. 12 e Genealogy and History Society of Levy County will present an Armchair Tour of Levy County Cemeteries on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 NW 10 Ave., Chie and. Guest speaker will be author Toni Collins who will present a power-point program on the history of some of the 82 known Levy County family, church and community cemeteries. Collins also will give a brief history of the persons interred in the cemeteries which will be visited on the armchair tour. Historian Lindon Lindsey, author of Cemeteries of Levy and Other Counties, will also attend to answer questions and help interested persons with the location of cemeteries. e program starts at 2 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend to learn more about the history and heritage of Levy County. For more information please call President Bonnie Hill at 352/507-2428.U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Manatee Division, Drills Feb. 11/12 Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, Fla., on the second weekend of each month. Come join the unit on Feb. 11 and 12. e Sea Cadets are for youth ages 13 through 17 years old. We also have a Navy League Cadet unit for youth ages 11 through 13 years old. We provide a fun and challenging environment that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and gangs. Also, develop leadership abilities and broaden Cadets horizons using hands-on and self-paced training. ey are guided to become mature young adults whether they decide to join the military or not. For those that choose to join the Navy or Coast Guard, the education and training they receive will help them obtain advanced rates if they enlist. Some other branches also award advanced placement. A few trainings include rescue swimmer, ight training, basic Around the Nature Coast airman and leadership training. Please come visit us at our drill and online at www.manateediv.org. Please contact our Commanding O cer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473 or email@example.com. Open Auditions Scheduled For Squabbles Feb. 13/14Ocala Civic eatre announces open auditions for the delightful comedy Squabbles on Mon., Feb. 13 and Tues., Feb. 14 at 2:00 p.m. For additional information, call Mary Britt 352236-2851 ext. 104 is hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. is play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heart-warming nale in which the oldsters discover that its never too late to start a new chapter in life. Actors between the ages of 25 and 70 are invited to audition. No experience is required. Parts are available for four men and three women. PLEASE NOTE: Actors will need to be available between the hours of noon and 4:00 p.m. for rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on Monday, Feb. 20. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. matinees on urs. and Fri., Mar. 29, 30, Apr. 5 and 6 and evening performances on Sun., Mon., and Tues., Apr. 1, 2, and 3. Auditioneers do not need to prepare material in advance of the audition. Actors will be asked to audition by doing cold readings from the script. Copies of the script are available at the eatre and may be checked out with a $10.00 refundable deposit. Newcomers and veterans are welcome to audition. Auditions will be held at Ocala Civic eatre, located in the Appleton Cultural Center at 4337 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, FL. For additional information, please call the eatre at (352) 236-2274.SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Feb. 14 e Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters at 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak, FL 32060. e meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate and other various matters including the 2012 Florida Work Plan and the 2012-2021 Strategic Plan. A workshop will be held immediately following the meeting. On Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. a Tentative Intermediate Governing Board Meeting will be held at District Headquarters in Live Oak. Public should check the district website or contact the District to con rm that the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled. All meeting, workshops and hearings are open to the public.Nature Coast Business Dev. Council Meeting Feb. 14 e Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2012 at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson. e board will discuss its relocation from its current o ce in Bronson to Workforce Connections Levy Resource Center in Chie and. ere will also be discussion about economic consulting work for the council, and a project to create a rst response packet for prospective businesses in Levy County. e packet would contain, among other things, census and demographic details, information on quality of life, resources to start a business and related business contacts.Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Meeting Feb. 16 e Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman local council will meet on February 16 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. e public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.Levy County Democratic Executive Committee Meeting Feb. 21 e Levy County Democratic Executive Committee will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Tues. Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bronson Restaurant at 157 Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. All party members and supporters are invited to attend this very important open meeting.AARP Safe Driving Course Florida is a mandated State and any insurance company doing business in Florida must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course. Open to all 50 and older. Contact your agent for discount amounts. Update yourself to earn a discount and get newly enacted motor vehicle and tra c laws. Course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 all others. Call instructor listed below to register. Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete registration. Levy County Feb. 21, Capital City Bank, North Young, Blvd., Chie and, 9 a.m., call Linda Cochran at 352/493-1742; Crystal River, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs Feb. 13/14, 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m., 7 Rivers Hospital Annex. Call Hedda Smith at 352/527-8144. Beverly Hill, Lecanto, Citrus Hills, Citrus Springs Feb. 28 and 29, 1 to 4 p.m., Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills. Call Ron Plageman at 352/8601578.Youth Hunter Education Challenge Apr. 7Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is holding the Regional Youth Hunter Education Challenge along with the Florida 4-H on Apr. 7 at the 4-H o ce in Bronson. ese events are designed to teach young men and women advanced outdoor and hunting skills. To participate you must have already completed the state mandated hunter safety course and register prior to the event. ere are two age divisions: Junior for ages 14 and younger and Senior for ages 15 through 18. Events this year include: Firearms safety walk-through; Shotgun-shooting challenge (clay targets); Small-bore ri e shooting challenge (stationary targets); and 3-D archery. is is a fun competition and the only such warm-up event in the state to prepare participants for the State Youth Hunter Education Challenge in May 2012 at the Ocala youth Conservation Center. e top performers in Ocala become eligible to go on to the National Challenge in Penn. Next summer. For more information to: myfwc.com or call Brenda at 352/219-1456 Levy County 4-H.winning a cash prize. Other activities will include: Bounce House, 3 Turkey Hunt Drawings, Various other drawings and Face Painting. e event will be at e Harrisons Pond, call for directions, (352) 529-0900. Pre-registered by Mar. 7 tickets are $12/adult, $8/child, 4 and under free; day of event ticket prices are $15/adult, $10/child, 4 and under free. For more information: website WillistonCentralChristian.org or call the school at (352) 529-0900.Williston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352-342-7525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. DUNNELLONRAINBOW SPRINGSCracker Days at Rainbow Spgs Park Feb. 25-26Its Cracker Days at Rainbow Springs State Park again. During the weekend of February 25th and 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. exhibitors and demonstrators will be telling about the early pioneer history of Florida. We will have many of the people you enjoy watching including Betty Lou Seager with her angora rabbits and spinning wheel and Trapper Robert. Our sta and many volunteers will be in period dress in the cow camp, along with a Cracker horse and many exhibits about early Florida. ere will also be an archeological exhibit. Kettle corn, fry bread and lemonade will be available. e Crafty Ladies have Cracker dolls and other handcrafted items for you to buy. Nature Quest will be running trams in the parking lot to the entry and from the Felburn Pavilion to the Cow Camp. Copies of the Cracker Times will be available to show you where and when Community Calendar continued from page 2 Mitchs Gold & Diamonds 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 is is a nondenominational ministry raised up to win the lost, bring unity to the church, and stir God's people for re-vival. Churches from your area have united to provide this ministry. ere will be a strong involvement by our youth. Come as you are and bring a friend who has a need and help us to be a blessing to the community. Special invitations to all area pastors. ere is nothing quite like an old fashioned tent revival. For more info. visit our website at crusades4christ.org or call 386-623-6189.When: Feb. 26-29 (Sun.-Wed) 2012 Where: White Property o Hwy 19 (Just north of Chie and on east side of US19 at double lighted billboards) Time : 7:00 nightlyCrusades for ChristTent MinistryComing to Levy County See You at the Tent!
The Levy County Journal4BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 JUDY S. MOOREJanuary 12, 1946 January 30, 2012 Judy S. Moore of Williston passed away on January 30, 2012 in Gainesville at the age of 66. She was born on January 12, 1946 to Perry and Emily Simpson in Lowndes County, Ga. She has lived in this area from 1968 coming from Valdosta, Ga. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Archer Baptist Church. She worked as an o ce manager. She loved to cook, garden and to decorate for every holiday. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her brother Perry Simpson and her sister Elizabeth Morrow. She leaves behind her husband of 15+ years, Larry Moore; her sons: Perry Adam Clark (Lisa), Doug Clark, Michael Derek Moore (Tammy) and Martie Darin Moore (Donna); her brother Eli Morrow and her sisters, Mary Lehmann and Dorothy Bigelow; nine grandchildren and ve great-grandchildren. e family received visitors on February 2, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. and services were held on February 3 at 11 a.m., all at Knau Funeral Home in Williston. Interment was at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston. Pastor Ray Scott o ciated. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Williston.TOM BAILEYFebruary 18, 1944 January 31, 2012 Tom Bailey of Fanning Springs, Fla. passed away after a tragic accident on January 31, 2012 at the age of 67. He was born on February 18, 1944 in Atlanta, Ga. to Ray and Louise Bailey. He was of the Baptist faith. Tom served in the United States Army and the in the National Guard Reserves. He moved to Fanning Springs 20 years ago from Horseshoe Beach. He was the manager at Chie and Golf and Country Club for 20 years. He enjoyed being outdoors playing golf, shing or traveling. Tom was an avid sportsman, any sport he decided to play he excelled at including football. He was a football coach for many schools throughout his life. Mr. Bailey is survived by his sons: om Bailey, Bubba Bailey, Lee Bailey and Luke Bailey; his daughters Kim Broyles (Danny), Mandy Bryan (Chuck) and Donna Bailey; his sister Donna Bailey and 12 grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Chie and Golf and Country Club. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Chie and.JAMES MILTON DAVISJames Milton Davis of Bronson passed away January 31, 2012 at his residence at the age of 83. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from the United States Navy. He lived in East Orlando and then moved to Bronson 11 years ago. He worked as a supervisor for the State of Florida Department of Transportation for many years. He was a life member of the VFW, member of the Elks Club in Gainesville, the Suwannee Valley Antique Car Club, and the American Legion. He enjoyed restoring old cars and was a great handyman. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his son; Charles H. Wilson. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Bradie Davis; his sons, James N. Wilson of Orlando and B. Earl Wilson of N.C.; his daughter; Jeanette King of Bronson; his brother Louis Robert Davis; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home in Williston (352)528-3481.GOLDIE L. MCHENRYAugust 30, 1914 February 5, 2012 Goldie L. McHenry of Chie and died Sunday February 5th at Haven Hospice at the age of 97. Goldie was born August 30, 1914 in Linn, West Virginia, and was one of eight children. She married the love of her life, Gayle McHenry, and after many years they followed their children to Florida in 1967. Her husband Gayle was a Methodist minister and Goldie herself was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and a current member of First United Methodist Church of Chie and. Goldie loved church and serving others. She was part of the Sunshine Disciples at the church. She was also an avid quilter and a member of the Log Cabin Quilters 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 Serving God & Loving People Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Discipleship Hour 5:00 pm Evening Worship 6:30 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:Church Supper 5:30pm RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Troy A. Tur 451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282 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 CalendarTip Toeing Around the Flames Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Feb. 10 e Fish Dinner fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. Feb. 15 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 27ASteak Dinner at Parsons Mem. Church in Yankeetown Feb. 10Parsons Memorial Presbyterian Church is hosting a Baked Steak Dinner at the church in Yankeetown on Fri. Feb. 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. e cost is $6.50 each and there will be Take Out available. ere will also be a drawing for a $50 gift card to Helen Nursery. For more information call 352/447-2506St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church4050 NW Highway 27 Alt Chie and, FL 32626 Food Closet St. Vincent de Paul Society, urs. 10-12 USDA Commodities, 3rd Sat. of Month, 8:30 10Valentines Day Spaghetti DinnerOn Valentines Day, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. we will be serving a spaghetti dinner with salad and bread also and homemade pies for dessert. All are welcome. e cost? A bag of groceries for our food shelf. Canned goods, peanut butter, cereal and soups are always needed. If you nd that di cult or inconvenient, a cash donation is always appreciated. No reservations needed but if you are bringing a large group or to want to ask questions, please call 352/949-3607.Holy Cross Mission18278 SE Hwy 19, Cross City, FL 32628 Food Closet Catholic Charities, 1st Tues of month, 9 a.m. Food Closet St. Vincent de Paul Society. 3rd Tues. 10-12 rift Store open 10-12 Friday and Saturday Bingo Tues. Night 6 p.m.Bronson UMC Shows Movie Feb. 11Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to come to the fellowship hall on Sat., Feb. 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. for a free movie entitled Dolphin Tale. ere will be refreshments served. ere is no charge for this event. A lonely and friendless boy nds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken o to save the dolphins life. e boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tail. We look forward to seeing you at 235 Court Street, Bronson, Florida. If you have any questions, please call the church o ce at 352/486-2281 or Sue Bazin at 352/486-4094.Recorded MarriagesMaybe somethings wrong with the VCR in my head, because certain traumatic experiences Ive experienced only seem to come back to me in slow motion. Like that time at the gas pump I was helping move my mom back from Orlando. Wed pulled into a service station and shed gone in to use the restroom. I was just standing there, minding my business, when all of the sudden she burst through the glass doors. It was in slow motion, one frame at a time, at least the way I remember it. Her eyes were bugged in stark terror, both arms agging wildly overhead. I froze in sheer panic, until the exaggerated movement of her mouth nally propelled her hysterical screams across the lot, two octaves lower than normal. GUYYYYY. She bellowed, PUT IT DOWN! PUT IT DOWN RIGHT NOW! Suddenly all forty seven people in the vicinity were staring at me. Gas sales came to a grinding halt. Beady little eyes everywhere peered around their pumps like a curious pack of rubber necked ground vultures. My hands went out, my shoulders hunched in desperation. e question What? rose to my lips like molasses. I spun a wide swath half expecting to see somebody behind me with a gun. Nope. Had I accidentally stole something? Meanwhile that harried voice kept pounding me, PUT IT DOWN! RIGHT NOW MISTER! Finally some fellow looked up from packing his cooler and chimed in, Dude, I think shes talking about your cell phone. I glanced down. Sure enough, it was still clasp in my trembling palm, where Id been dialing home. After that my memory reel speeds back up to normal. I recall momma stomping across that lot to scold me over the potential dangers of the incendiary tendencies inherent in the common cell phone when used within close proximity of a gasoline pump. For somebody so versed in combustion, she remained oddly oblivious to the steam rising from under my collar, or the re that was now blazing from my eyes! As she continued to lay into me I glared at the dispersing crowd, hoping to nd a non-family surrogate on which I could direct the only real explosion liable to happen. Several people wagged their heads at me, but nobody really dared to make eye contact. One young girl did purse her lips and ip her hair in disgust before hopping back in her car. Mom nally relented from her assault and settling back to being her cheery old selfobviously pleased shed saved my life. Me, I drove along quietly for quite a while after that, although I may have grinded twenty years o my molars doing it. After Id put a few hundred miles worth of thought under my belt it hit me, What if mom was just acting in love? I mean, how else should she respond if she truly believed I was in danger of experiencing a ery death? Could I have expected any less? One things for sure, true love can often stir great emotions, and it doesnt always tip toe around con ict. Maybe it actually took great courage for her to act such a fool on my behalf. But anyway I guess were sort of put in that same position as Christians. People are rejecting Christ and drawing closer to res of hell everyday. Yet, if we warn them they might get o ended; not to mention the politically correct folks would have our lunch. eyll purse their lips and call us judgmental, religious bigots, or worse. Right now, in many places in the world, theyd have our heads! eyve cruci ed people for that. What should we do then? I mean, the source for our information is a little more reliable than mommas cell phone theory! Everything the Bible has ever predicted has come true. Should we just join in with this feel good self help pick and choose form of the Gospel weve created for ourselves here in America? It promises more comfort than an old recliner, but sadly, I fear it may also be rocking the Church to sleep. Frankly, I dont know if my conscience will allow me to go on cheapening the blood of Christ by presenting the message of salvation like its just some little add on to our real lives. Are we building a church satis ed that our Christianity bears about as much relevance to our day to day existence as the old library card in our wallet? Maybe if the world saw Christians who were as serious about Gods Truth as they were about His Mercy they would apply a little more weight to their own eternal decisions. You cant have one without the other. (He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36 KJV) (And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of re. Revelations 20:15 KJV) Why arent our eyes bugging in stark terror over the fact that every day many people are dying and nding this out the hard way! Church, weve got to come out of slow motion. I hope you can forgive me for my frankness. eres just too much of Jesus love burning in my heart for me to be tip toeing around a few little ames of persecution. People are stomping o towards the infernos of hell! anks for showing me how love works Mom. -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 January 30, 2012Reginald Dion Days, 12/11/67, to Jacqueline Anitra Graham, 6/1/80, both of Williston. Richard Ercell Jerrels, 5/17/82, of Bronson to Ladonna Lynne Willis, 6/25/83, of Williston. continued on page 7B
The Levy County Journal 5BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO.: 38-2010-DP0201 IN THE INTEREST OF: L. J (M) DOB: 11/16/07 Minor Child. NOTICE OF SUIT FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND PLACEMENT FOR ADOPTION THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Liane Lastra Address unknown You are hereby notified that a petition under oath has been filed in the above-styled Court for the termination of your parental rights to J.L., a male child born November 16, 2007, in Alachua 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 22nd day of February, 2012, at 8:45 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 SPECIFIED, 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 January 26, 2012. WITNESS my hand as the clerk of said Court and the Seal therefore, this 19th day of January, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Judy L. Marino /s/ Deputy Clerk KRISTINE L. COFFIN, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 0068508 P.O. Box 1459 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-6850 Pub.: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 030109 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): ALMAX INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 26, BLOCK D-3, JEMLANDS, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT PERMANENT REFERENCE MONUMENT IN THE SW 1/4 CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST; THEN NORTH 980 FEET, EAST 2300 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THEN EAST 40 FEET, SOUTH 100 FEET, WEST 40 FEET, NORTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, OR BOOK 654, PAGE 136. AND LOT 25, BLOCK D-3, JEMLANDS AN UNRECORDED IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT PERMANENT REFERENCE MONUMENT IN THE SW 1/4 CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST; THEN NORTH 980 FEET, EAST 2260 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THEN EAST 40 FEET, SOUTH 100 FEET, WEST 40 FEET, NORTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, OR BOOK 654, PAGE 136. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: GEORGE PATRICK MARTIN, CLARENCE R BRANSON, LESLIE A BRANSON 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 5th day of March, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 27th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub.: Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012, Feb 16, 2012, Feb 23, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 082904 of the sale of 2004 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ANNA FERTIE FOUNDATION LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: PARCEL 29, A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 1215-17; THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES 4453 W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 1626.50 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 25 17 E, PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 535.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 2517 E, PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 535.63 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 44 53 W, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 813.25 FEET THENCE N 89 DEGREES 2517 W, 535.63 FEET, THENCE N 00 DEGREES 4453 E, 813.25 FEET TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO THAT CERTAIN DECLARATION OF EASEMENT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 188, PAGE 117 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: DRIGGERS CONCRET INC, DRIGGERS CONCRETE INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 138104 of the sale of 2004 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): COUNTY HELD CERTIFICATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 49, BLOCK 2, MIDWAY HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: KAREN A ALLEN, DONALD ALLEN JACKSON 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 315404 of the sale of 2004 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): SHIRLEY R PICKFORD TR LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 11, OF BLOCK 31, UNIVERSITY OAKS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 15, 15A-15M OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: DONALD OLSON, JUANITA WILSON, DONALD OLSON TRUSTEE, JUANITA WILSON TRUSTEE, GEORGE OLSON TRUST 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 377504 of the sale of 2004 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): JAMES L SLEDGE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 64 OF FOREST PARK III PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 17 THROUGH 19 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1997 WESTCOTT MOBILE HOME BEARING ID#GAFLT75A28910WT21. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ALFRED C RUSSELL SR, STUBBLEFIELD CORPORATION 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 657605 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 9, BLOCK 31, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS, UNIT 12, SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1997 KING MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# N88266A & N55266B. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ALVIN GRAHAM, CYNTHIA M GRAHAM 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 193606 of the sale of 2006 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): COUNTY HELD CERTIFICATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE WESTERLY 20 FEET OF THE NORTHERLY 20 FEET OF LOT 9, BLOCK 35, OAK RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 63-1 THROUGH 63-7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ANNIE L HUGULEY, ANNIE HUGULEY, JAMES W HUGULEY All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 184607 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: LOT 15, BLOCK D, HAMMOCK HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: WILLIE W DICKINSON, INEZ W DICKINSON 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 377708 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 4, BLOCK 47, UNIVERSITY OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 15, 15H-15M, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MARCELINE CADET 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 387808 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 10, BLOCK 51, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: HERBERT H. THOMAS, LORNA S THOMAS 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 068709 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: S 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND N 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, APPROXIMATELY 2-1/2 ACRES, LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ARMANDO ALONSO, MILDRED A ALONSO 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 253209 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): ALMAX INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 38, BLOCK D, SUWANNEE RIVER SPRING SUBDIVISION #2 OF MANATEE SPRINGS AREA, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 62, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: PETER RANDALL PECK 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00
The Levy County Journal6BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESDATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 283809 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): ROBERT OBERT LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOTS 9 AND 16, BLOCK 3, PEACEFUL ACRES SUBDIVISION, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MICHAEL CROUCH, MICHAEL C CROUCH, CROUCH PLASTERING SYSTEMS INC 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 446109 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): NATIONAL TAX ASSET GROUP LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 3, WHISPERING OAKS SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: GENE MERCER, GENE H MERCER, FRANCES MERCER 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 20th day of February, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 6th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jan 19, 2012, Jan 26, 2012, Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38 2010-CA001508 FRIER SUPER CENTER 2123 NW 11th Drive Chiefland, Florida 32626, Plaintiff, v. SAMMY C. CANNON JR., NICOLE CANNON, EVELYN E. CANNON, and HENRY J. BROWN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-cap tioned action, I will sell the property situated in Levy, Florida, described as fol lows, to wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 1, CEDARHAVEN ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 LIVE OAK DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NO: LOHGA10710182A&B, TITLE NO.: 100797013 & 100797143. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, Levy County, Florida, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 19th day of March, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Feb. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA001003 MULTIBANK 2010-1 SFR VENTURE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS F. BARRERA, et. al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARLOS F. BARRERA AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS F. BARRERA if alive, and/or dead his (their) unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees and all persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against him (them). Residence is unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for foreclosure of a mortgage on the following property in LEVY County, Florida: LOT 5, HAMPTON FARMS, TRACTS 7 THROUGH 10, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., Attorneys, whose address is 9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610, Miami, Florida 33156, (305) 6702299, within 30 days after the first publication of the notice, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 20th day of JANUARY, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Feb. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA001323 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, vs. LOIS E. NYGARD; et al,. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LOIS E. NYGARD Last Known Address 9291 NW 124TH ST CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Levy County, Florida: LOT 6, BLOCK 1, GLENWOOD ESTATES, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME VIN NO. N88432A, TITLE NO. 73132798 AND VIN NO. N88432B, TITLE NO. 73132799. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, WATT & DIAZ, P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 333391438, (954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on January 25, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Levy County Court house. Telephone 352-486-5228 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Pub.: Feb. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 38-2011-CP000231 IN RE: ESTATE OF GORDON L. LOUCKS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of GORDON L. LOUCKS, Deceased, whose date of death was Novem ber 16, 2011; File Number 382011-CP-000231, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress 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 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAW FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: February 2, 2012. /s/ Stephen A. Loucks Personal Representative 100 Bernice Drive Valdosta, GA 31601 /s/ Gregory V. Beauchamp, GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P. O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458 Pub.: Feb. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38 2011 CA 001215 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD T. VANASCO JR et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RICHARD T. VANASCO JR LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 6351 NE 126TH AVE WILLISTON, FL 32696 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS 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: LOT 39, FOREST PARK, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with 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. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Levy County Journal. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 30th day of January, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237/Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: Feb. 9, 16, 2012. ---------Obituaries continued from page 4B where not only did she quilt for others but she won many ribbons including blue ribbons at the Florida State Fair. She always had a quilt in the frame to work on and a smile on her face. Each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were given a quilt lovingly stitched by her. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, shing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. Goldie was preceded in death by her husband Gayle in 1990. She is survived by her daughters: Elizabeth Lee Tredway, Ann Hardee, Jenet M. Jenkins (Gregg Jenkins) and Cleo Prevatt (Claude Prevatt); 11 grandchildren: Danny Ri e (Lynn), Debbie Kimbrell, David Miller (Renee), Mike Miller (Terri), Holly Bryant (Gary), Je Hardee (Doris), Stephanie Kidd, Teresa Dillard (Hugh), Cindy Pugh (Wayne), Deanna Curtsinger, and Van Prevatt; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation is being held ursday, February 9, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Chie and. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Chie and with Reverend Terry Wines o ciating. Burial is to follow at Hardeetown United Methodist Cemetery. e family asks that in lieu of owers that donations be made to Haven Hospice 311 NE 9th Street Chie and, FL 32626. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeChie and.KEVIN JAMES BURKE SR.July 10, 1946 February 5, 2012 Kevin James Burke Sr. of Morriston passed away February 5, 2012 at his home in Morriston at the age of 65. He was born on July 10, 1946 to Emmett and Anne Burke in Bronx, New York. He has lived in this area for 12 years coming from Davie, Fl. He was of the Catholic faith and worked as a truck driver most of his life. He enjoyed building things and loved motorcycles. He always owned a Harley. Mr. Burke is survived by his wife of 13 years, Anne Burke; his sons: Kevin Burke Jr. (Tonia), Floyd Burke (Wendy), Bobby Burke (Andrea), Scott Burke (Dana) and Alex P. Bouchard (Crystal); his daughters: Ann Marie Burke, Carine P. Bouchard (Luc) and Veronique P. Bouchard (Claude); his brother Jerry Burke (Kay) and 12 grandchildren with one on the way. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Williston.MILTON THAD HEATHAugust 27, 1963 February 5, 2012 Milton ad Heath, of Gulf Hammock and Williston went home to Jesus in Gainesville, Florida on Sunday, February 5, 2012. Milton was born in Williston on August 27, 1963 and was the son to the late Roy E. Heath and his mother Jackie Smith of Gulf Hammock. His love in life was serving Jesus, precious times with his family, riding his bicycle and e Gators. Besides his Mom and step-dad Robert Smith he is survived by his siblings: Danny, Darrell, Billy and Ilene; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews (10) and greatnieces and great-nephews (11) and many cousins. Graveside service was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Bronson Cemetery with Pastor Eddie Johnson and Clevy Watkins o ciating. Visitation was at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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.comMARY HARRIS ELLZEYMay 16, 1919 February 4, 2012 Mary Harris Ellzey passed away February 4, 2012, in Jacksonville at the age of 92. She was a native of Otter Creek and had been a resident of Jacksonville for a number of years. Mrs. Ellzey was preceded in death by her husband, Atticus Haygood Ellzey, in 1976, and a grandson, Mike Franklin. Left to cherish her memory are a son, Atticus Buddy Ellzey, III (Emily); a daughter, Ginger Ellzey Franklin (Mack); three grandchildren: Audrey, Sheila and Robert; ve great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lynn Jones. e funeral service will be Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Ellzey United Methodist Church, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Ellzey Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Ellzey Cemetery, Ellzey, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 388-2711, www.hardage-giddensedgewood.com.
The Levy County Journal 7BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Across1. Hastily made devices (2 wds) 8. Low relief enamel on ceramic 15. Smallest of the Great Lakes 16. Gives personal assurances 17. Small movable scale that slides along a main scale 18. Fathers sisters, informally 19. Iliad warrior 20. Whooping birds 22. Wheel of Fortune buy (2 wds) 23. Software program that performs time-consuming tasks 24. Lentil, e.g. 25. Auditory 26. Drunk (2 wds) 28. Drink from a dish 30. Black European thrush 31. Like some mushrooms 33. Water di used as vapour 35. Artists media (2 wds) 37. Break, in a way (3 wds) 40. Constrain (2 wds) 44. About to explode 45. Harper Valley ___ (acronym) 47. Agreeing (with) 48. Anchovy containers 49. Break 51. ___ Victor (acronym) 52. Go on ... 53. Ancient Egyptian documents 56. Sean Connery, for one 57. Harmful 59. Erstwhile (2 wds) 61. Islands of the central and S Paci c 62. What a tailor does to an old coats insides 63. ose who group similar things 64. Chair partCrossword Puzzle1. Deserving a ection 2. Not using liquid 3. Concluding musical passages played at a faster speed 4. ___ Christian Andersen 5. Altdorf is its capital 6. Allotment 7. Reddish brown 8. Terrible czar 9. Grimace 10. Humorous play on words (pl.) 11. Appear 12. erapeutic massage 13. Even smaller 14. Small bone, esp. in middle ear 21. Unshakably 24. Unite 25. Beginning 27. Depth charge targets (2 wds) 29. Hawaiian dish 30. Bony 32. Large North American deer 34. Publicity, slangily 36. Appear, with up 37. Spanish male gypsies 38. River to the Atlantic through Venezuela and Columbia 39. More pronounced bowed legs 41. Relating to pigs 42. Revenues 43. Most orderly 46. Dawn goddess 50. Lid or lip application 53. Johnnycake 54. Gulf V.I.P. 55. Two ___ in a pod 56. Ado 58. College entrance exam (acronym) 60. A Nightmare on ___ Street Down e answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. 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 everything is taking place. Come hear Storyteller Sam tell about his adventures. At the entrance to the park we will have our native plant sales and information. Some of the best Florida musicians will be performing throughout the day in the Felburn Pavilion. All this for the park entry fee of $2.00 per person, children under 6 free. You could help if you have any old candles that our sta could use for the candle making demonstrations. Just leave them at the toll booth or call the park at 352/465-8555 and ask for Nicky Aiken.CITRUS COUNTYKings Bay Rotary Sportsmans Showcase Crystal River Feb. 16 e 17th Annual Sportsmans Showcase comes to Kings Bay Plaza, US 19 in Crystal River, urs., Feb. 16 thru Monday, Feb. 20. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Refreshments will be available. Say good-bye to winter and hello to warm, sun- lled days with the latest and greatest in recreational vehicles and boats. is event is presented by the Kings Bay Rotary Foundation. Proceeds from the event will bene t many Citrus County charitable organizations. For more information call 352/613-0136 or visit www.kingsbayrotary.org.Citrus County Craft Council Spring Fling Craft Show Feb. 25 e Citrus County Craft Council will hold its 22nd Annual Spring Fling Craft Show on Sat. Feb. 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Crystal River National Guard Armory located on Venable St., across from Home Depot (o Hwy 19, south of Crystal River Airport) in Crystal River. e show bene ts Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County. ere will be many crafters with a wide variety of items including stained glass art, handcrafted greeting cards, jewelry, unusual porcelain dolls, handbags, soap bars, and much more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Plenty of free parking and no admission for this inside-outside show. For more info call: Michaeleen Hurley at 352/249-7012.Elks Lodge Lakeside Craft Show Mar. 24 e Inverness Elks Lodge #2522 will be presenting their 3rd Lakeside Craft Show on Sat. mar. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lodge located at 3580 Lemon St, in Hernando behind the Ace Hardware on Hwy 41. FREE admission and parking. ere will be many new crafters, inside and outside, for this show along with ra es, drawings, food and beverages. If you need directions or information about becoming vendor please call Mimi Salton at 352/860-2598.Mystery Poker Run in Crystal River Mar. 31 e American Legion Riders, Post 155 Crystal River, will hold its sixth annual Mystery Poker Run on Sat., Mar. 31 at 9 a.m. with proceeds bene ting veterans served by Hospice of Citrus County and Hospice of the Nature Coast. e Mystery Poker Run will begin at the American Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulf to Lake Highway, Crystal River. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the last bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in (at the nal stop) at 4 p.m. e nal stop will feature a cash bar, dinner, music, ra es, a 50/50 drawing and prizes for the Best Hand and for the Joker. e entry fee will be $10 per rider. All vehicles are welcome! Ride Chairperson Tom Voelz commented, Proceeds from the Mystery Poker Run will bene t Hospice of Citrus County because they do a great job serving local veterans, especially at Hospice House. e American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, Voiture 40/8, Legion Riders and Sons of the American Legion are all united by patriotism. American Legion Posts, and the organizations within them, raise thousands of dollars for local childrens hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemen and servicewomen, and American Legion Scholarship programs. For additional information on the American Legion Riders Post 155 Mystery Poker Run, call Ride Chairperson Tom Voelz 352/795-2884 or Hospice of Citrus County at 352/5272020.CHIEFLANDFriends of the Chie and Library Board to Meet Feb. 9 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 a.m. on urs., Feb. 9. 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 352/493-1896 or 949-5413.Chie and Area Chamber of Commerces Citizen of the Year Award Banquet on Mar. 6On March 6, 2012, there is one place in Levy County where you will nd our Chamber business people and their guests enjoying an evening of activities, door prizes, networking, a delicious dinner and plenty of fun. Were talking about the Annual members Banquet held by the Greater Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce. is event will be held at the Tommy Usher Center, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and dinner being served at 7 p.m. Please feel free to come early to check in with other members and acquaintances, and check out these fundraisers: Take part in any of our simultaneous silent auctions, to fund our annual scholarship for a Chie and High Senior. e focus of the evening is to honor our communitys 2011 Citizen of the Year. e program will begin at 7 p.m. with the announcement of the award recipient. e public is invited to join this celebration of good deeds. e admission is $25.00 per person and pre-paid reservations are required. Early booking is suggested since seating is limited. For any questions or for more information please contact the Chamber o ce at 352/493-1849, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Looking forward to seeing you all there.Another Way 5th Annual ChariTEA Mar. 24CURVES of Chie and is presenting the 5th Annual ChariTEA to bene t Another Way, Inc., a domestic violence and rape crisis center. e TEA and silent auction will be on Mar. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church Life Center at 289 SE Hopeful Drive in Lake City. e tickets are $25 and the tea cups are limited. Reserve your by contacting Andrea Fottry or Charlene Boice at 386/719-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visa, MC, AmerEx, and Discover accepted. Another Way o ers counseling, support and safe shelter to survivors of domestic and sexual violence while providing a positive alternative to violence through community education.TRENTONAmerican Legion Post 91 Membership Meeting/Dinner Feb. 16American Legion Post 91 of Trenton invites all members and community veterans to our monthly membership meeting and dinner on Feb. 16, with dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.. e meeting will follow shortly after dinner ending at 7:30 p.m.. Mr. Jim Lynch, will be our guest speaker from Forest Meadows Funeral Home. Jim Lynch was the Alachua County Veteran Service O cer for over 20 years before beginning his new career with Forest Meadows. Mr. Lynch will present very important information on Veteran Funeral Bene ts and Packages o ered by the wonderful sta of Forest Meadows. He will be available after his presentation to eld any questions a veteran may have. We also want to thank Mr. Strom of Community Calendar continued from page 6BBell, Fla. for donating a very nice television to the Post. We are still planning to o er Bingo soon. Also, our post wishes to remind our community veterans of the resources available to them such as the Gilchrist County Veteran Service O ce, Florida Crown Workforce, and the many services this American Legion post has to o er. For God and Country Jessie L. Crews, Post Commander Fundraiser for Childrens Burn Center Feb. 18Tri County Nursing home is teaming up with our neighbors, the Shriners, for a local fundraiser for the Childrens Burn Center to be held on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tri County facilities on Hwy 26 in the Wilcox/Trenton area. A hamburger or hot dog lunch of your choice which includes dessert and drink will be available for a donation of $5. We will also have a yard Sale beginning at 8 a.m. (no early birds please) with ra es galore, a bake sale, entertainment by local talent and karaoke for anyone brave enough to give it a try. ere will also be clowns for the kids and a Bounce House to play in. ALL proceeds go directly to the Shriners Childrens Burn Center. So mark your calendar for Feb. 18 at the Tri County Nursing Home for a great day of family fun and a chance to share your heart with a child in need.GILCHRIST COUNTYRelay for Life Fundraiser at GC Sheriffs Of ce Feb. 24 e Gilchrist County Sheri s O ce is hosting a Relay for Life fundraiser event on Fri. Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the GCSO o ce at 9239 S US Hwy 129 in Trenton. is will be the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-o and Luncheon and for only a $5 donation you can enjoy Chili, Cornbread, Tea and Dessert from the best chili cooks in the county. All proceeds will bene t the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life. For information call 352/463-3490.DIXIE COUNTYDixie County Tea Party Presents Chief Robert Douglas Feb. 9Chie and Chief of Police Robert Douglas will be speaking live on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie County Tea Party meeting about the issue of constitutional sheri s and freedom from government tyranny. For an explanation of constitutional sheri s see page 4 A of the Feb. 2, 2012 Levy County Journal. If you are satis ed with how government is conducting our nations business and think the Constitution is being followed to the letter of the law, your government thanks you. But, if you are convinced that our elected o cials are betraying their oath of o ce and failing to live up to their commitments to America and her posterity, come and join us, and your children and country will thank you. Second ursday of each month at the Trail Riders Club behind the Dixie County Health Department on Hwy 19 just south of Cross City from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.SUWANNEE COUNTYSuwannee Fla. Trail Assoc Presents Photo Editing Feb. 13 e Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hold its monthly meeting on Mon., Feb. 13, 2012, at the Suwannee River Water Management District O ce, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, from 7 to 9 p.m. e o ce is located on the corner of US 90 and CR 49, two miles east of Live Oak. is month features a presentation by Edwin McCook, a local landscape and nature photographer, on photograph editing using Picasa, Photoshop Elements and Microsoft ICE. e program will include basic photo editing techniques including: cropping, lighting and color adjustment. He will also demonstrate how to create panoramas in Microsoft ICE. e public is cordially invited to attend. Contact: Chapter Chair, Sylvia Dunnam, at 362-3256, or email@example.com for more information on the association or Edwin McCook at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the program.Stargazing at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Feb. 11 Saturday evening, Feb. 11, the Chie and Star Party Group is presenting a telescopic view of the stars and planets at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. ere is no entrance fee. e program will take place near the Ellie Schiller Education Center. It will begin with a laser show of the Winter Constellations. Several large telescopes will be available for viewing including the largest GoTo Scope in the Southeast. e late rising moon gives little night light interference for better stargazing conditions. e preserve has very low arti cial lighting, which adds to the experience and is hard to nd in our electri ed environment. For your safety, we recommend arriving before sunset (6:00 pm) to sign in. Bring a ashlight and bug spray. In case of cloud cover, a slideshow program will take place at the Education Center. We will see you at the WGP rain or star shine! is event is another Friends of the WGP presentation. Email email@example.com or visit www.withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com for directions and more information.
The Levy County Journal8BFebruary 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Call Toll-free: 1-877-291-3459Call toll-free: 1-877-291-3459Are You Still Paying Too Much For Your Medications?You can save up to 90% when you fill your prescriptions at our Canadian Pharmacy.*Generic equivalent of LipitorTM generic price (20mg x 100) Manufactured by Generics ManufacturersAtorvastatin* $43.00 Our PriceBottle BTypical US brand price (20mg x 100) Manufactured by PfizerTMLipitorTM$544.06 Their PriceBottle APrescription price comparison above is valid as of December 16, 2011. All trade-mark (TM) rights associated with the brand name products in this ad belong to their respective owners.Call the number below and save an additional $25 plus get free shipping on your rst prescription order with Canada Drug Center. Expires Dec 31, 2012. 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At the end of the third stanza the score was 54-26 before the nal 63-38. Although the Lady Eagles were not blown out by Flashes in their prior two games, the Flashes have won the majority of their games by over thirty points. Hilliard is a team that might make some noise in the play-o s this year, quipped Coach Hamilton. ey have an excellent point guard and two strong posts. As for our team we have had a very good year. We have a winning record and took a step by winning a post season game this year. We have three wins over Trenton, and we swept Chie and, Keystone Heights, Cedar Key, and St. Francis. We also beat district champion (20-2) Seven Rivers. I think our future is quite bright. Next year our strong district will look much di erent. Bell is losing 8 seniors, Hilliard and Trenton lose three seniors each, and Hawthorne will lose their point guard. We have one junior and two sophomores. We should be ready to make a play-o run next season. Flashes End Lady Eagle StreakOur three high school girls are leading the way to a strong program. We have athletes in the younger grades that see how hard these three girls work. e high school girls show leadership and show an interest in the younger players. Caitlyn Cates and Deonna Hamilton win nearly ever shooting drill we have. ey are there everyday giving their best and enjoying their high school careers. is is contagious. As for Shay Sherman, she has now led our team in scoring for three straight years. She became a much more all-around player this year and increased her scoring while doing it. She will likely leave Bronson with over 1,000 points if she stays healthy and I believe she has a legitimate shot of playing at the next level. I am very proud of all of these players as they represent Bronson and their families well. No technicals, no embarrassing displays, just basketball. is year Shay Sherman led the team with 369 points and 61 steals. She also added 73 assists and 112 rebounds. Eighth grader Brianna Mitchell led the team with 180 rebounds and Deonna Hamilton led the team with 127 assists. Bronson Lady Eagles (38) Sherman 26, Cates 6, Miller 3, Heath 2, Mitchell 1. Hilliard Flashes (63) Austin 28, Saunders 19, Durrance 7, Simpkins 4, Cochrane 3, Jones 2. submitted e Bronson Middle Schools Boys Team held a considerable lead of 23-7 at half-time and never looked back in a decisive victory over Yankeetown 51-11. Brian Shepard led the Bronson Eagles scoring 15 points including two 3-pointers. Forward Julius Smith also scored 12 points and had over 12 rebounds. Overall Coach Stacy was very pleased with the e orts of the entire team. He added that Point Guard Tyler Homan did a great job leading the team and passing e ectively and that Garry Mitchell had excellent drives to the basket. submitted Bronson Eagles Rout YankeetownGarry Mitchell (#32) leads the charge with Mitchell Clenney (#4), Ryan Roberts (#11), Kalib Cli ord (#13)Donald Cli ton (#10), John Konstantis (#20), Kaleb Cli ord (#13), Garry Mitchell (#32) work together to form a strong defense.Brian Shepard (#3), Julius Smith (#25), and Nate Jones (#15) converge for possession of the basketball. Scot White (#23) looks for an opening before passing the ball to Kaleb Cli ord (#13). By Kathy HilliardEditorBronson Lady Eagle Shay Sherman has paid her dues. During the 2011-2012 season the outstanding Junior has played her heart out racking up points that do impress. Sherman also works at intermingling relationships with the other players, older and much younger. According to Coach Greg Hamilton, who has been successfully rebuilding the Lady Eagle team since returning here three years ago gaining successive wins from a starting year of 1-18, to 8 wins, to 10 wins, to this years 12-9, Shay applies herself to the court and the team. Sherman wants to go collegiate and has been busy showing o her talents for all to see. Coach Hamilton said he leaves the ball in the hands of this lone junior and trusts that the scoring will prosper whether utilizing her many skills defensively or o ensively.According to Hamilton, Sherman has a sharp eye for detail always scanning the court during play and even for style. e decision on the uniforms worn by the Lady Eagles was shared with the co-captains, Sherman and Deanna Hamilton, as are other decisions concerning the team. is is a shared e ort and the continual rise in wins is showing it to be a successful game plan. is year also a rmed the teams commitment to the game with their alliance with the USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Assoc.) playing year-round ball and attending camps during the summer to keep and improve skills. Building a team composed of high schoolers and middle schoolers is not the easiest of tasks but the Lady Eagles are proving that it can be done in a winning way. When asked when she knew she wanted to play basketball, Sherman said, About three or four years old. I saw them on TV. She also says she practices a lot and likes it. Her favorite subject in school is math and her grades are good. Sherman says she likes hanging out with her friends. Going on to college is very important to Shay Sherman and when asked which school she would like to attend she said, Just a really good school. Maybe a really good school out there also just happens to need a really good basketball star in the making.Hard Work and Talent Describes Lady Eagle Shay Sherman e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, February 2 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a sad day for everyone as we worked to clear the main room of the Museum for Winnelles funeral services on Saturday. e Board of Directors will be meeting in the next few days to make arrangements to keep the Museum going with the help of volunteers, taking a complete inventory and all the other hundreds of details that will need to be done. e Log Cabin Quilters will continue their ursday meetings with short meetings at 10 a.m. to seek ways to assist the Museum Board with the continuation of Winnelles dream. e boys from Lancaster were out Friday to clean and help set up for the funeral service. anks Lancaster, we couldnt do without you. e bus to the State Fair still has a few seats available. Treat yourself to a great Valentines Day and join the group going to the Fair. Twenty ve members and friends enjoyed the ursday lunch. Winnelle would have enjoyed our lunch with beans and franks, chicken and rice, two types of macaroni and cheese, au gratin potatoes, eld peas, zipper peas, macaroni salad, bowtie pasta salad, sweet potato casserole, cheeseburger macaroni pasta, fried chicken, pear salad, deviled eggs, chocolate cake, brownies, angel food cake, iced tea, lemonade and of course, much, much more. Log Cabin QuiltersRug hooking anyone? Sandy Russell, from Bronson, has completed this swan rug. Sandy is one of our Winter friends and are happy to have her back with us.