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Title: Levy County journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: R.B. Child
Place of Publication: Bronson Fla
Publication Date: 02-16-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 33 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Will Irby’s Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 5ASee page 6B 8BSee page Levy LifeSee the great hoop shots at the Bronson Eagles vs Dixie Bears gamecontinued on page 5ACome and Read It. The BoCC approved minutes from Dec. 6, 2011 e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was presented with the 2012 Land Stewardship Award during the 36th annual National Wild Turkey Federations (NWTF) National Convention and Sport Show Feb. 9-12 in Tennessee, sponsored by MidwayUSA. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Commissioners and sta of the FWC,Ž FWC Chairman Kathy Barco said. It is a re” ection of our excellent partnership with the NWTF and the commitment we hold for proper management of wildlife habitat and preservation of our hunting heritage. We are thankful to be working side by side with the membership and sta of NWTF to build a lasting conservation legacy that will be appreciated and enjoyed by many generations to come,Ž Barco added. e NWTF has given the Land Stewardship Award each year since 1994 to forestry and utility companies and organizations for excellence in land management, partnerships and NWTF project support. e award recognizes those who have done outstanding work to bene“ t natural resources through land stewardship and partnerships. e FWC faces the daunting challenge of managing more than 5.8 million acres of public hunting land in a state that expects to double its human population in the next 50 years. e FWC has worked with the NWTF on many projects, including: € Establishing a cost-share program in 1994 that has put more than $2.2 million into habitat enhancement across 470 projects throughout the states public wildlife management areas and state forests, impacting over a million acres to date. € Providing approximately $375,000 to support NWTF cooperative positions, including two biologists and one youth hunting program coordinator since 2006. ese positions have fostered the generation of another $3 million of cash match and $2.5 million of in-kind match to impact more than 650,000 acres of public and private lands habitat. € Providing more than $100,000 of in-kind value through the Florida FWC Private Lands Program in support of NWTF landowner outreach and education, which have reached more than 1,500 landowners representing more than 250,000 acres since 2006. Florida FWCs partnerships with the NWTF have enabled us to improve wildlife habitat throughout the state and help pass along our hunting heritage to the next generation,Ž said James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D., NWTF chief conservation o cer. e NWTF is a nonpro“ t conservation organization that works daily to further its mission of conserving the wild turkey and preserve the states hunting FWC Receives Land Stewardship Award from National Wild Turkey Federation e Governor and Cabinet marked the opening of the 2012 Florida State Fair in Tampa by hosting their regular twice-monthly meeting at the fairgrounds on ursday. As part of a day-long celebration of the state's rich agricultural heritage, the Governor and Cabinet participated in a variety of fair activities to highlight agriculture's contributions to Florida's economy and the youth leadership and development opportunities o ered by the fair. During the Cabinet meeting, attendees heard from FFA President, Charlie Brown, who said that he was "proud to be part of an industry that ensures a safe, abundant food supply, including all that's Fresh from Florida." Larry Black, a local citrus grower, also discussed the citrus industry, which, despite the di cult economy, continues to grow and create jobs. Florida Lawmakers Meet at the FairWhen All Is Said and Done for Lake Johnson Estates’ Residents By Kathy HilliardEditor e residents of Lake Johnson Estates showed up to voice their frustrations on Monday Feb. 6 and they were heard. e Bronson Town Council also had a chance to explain what the problems were from their point of view. When all is said and done it was seen that Mr. George Stephens has consistently blocked the drainage ditch shared with Mr. Russ Hall who just as consistently cleans it out. According to Mr. Hall, as fast as he can clean it up Mr. Stephens “ lls it up. What to do, what to do? e ” oodwater issue in the Town of Bronson is directly a ected by blocked drainage canals. Without a resolution Bronson has FEMA problems, SWFWMD problems, mosquito problems and for the Lake Johnson folks … paving problems. It was determined that a resolution must be made with Mr. Stephens but how that is done depends on land use regulations, “ nances to purchase easements if necessary and myriad one-thing-leads-to-another regulatory “ x-its. e next meeting to discuss the arrangements that the Bronson Town Council is working on is Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building. For the record, following is the exact approved minutes for the meetings of Jan. 3 and Jan. 17 on this important issue so you can read for yourself what has transpired. Town of Bronson Council Meeting for January 3, 2012 Mayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call: Present: Beatrice Mongo, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, Building O cial Bob Ni enegger, and Clerk Kelli Brettel Absent/Excused: Franklin Schuler, Aaron Edmondson. OLD BUSINESS: Ms. Robbie Blake regarding annexation of Lake Johnson Estates. Ms. Blake came before the council to say she is very much in favor of annexation of Lake Johnson Estates and would be willing to help organize a meeting to discuss the bene“ ts of annexation to the Lake Johnson Estates area. Mayor Mongo had a question in regards to lot sizes and how they are addressed in the LDR. Councilman Weeks explained that since Lake Johnson Estates is a platted sub-division it would be required to come up to Bronson's Land Development Regulations per Mr. Bob Ni enegger's memo which is attached for reference. Councilman Weeks stated he views that to be a bit heavy handed. Mr. Bob Ni enegger thought it would be unfair to the existing tax payers of Bronson and no bene“ t to the Town. Mr. Bob reiterated that he is there to make a technical recommendation to the Council, but it is their “ nal decision. Ms. Blake stated she is not asking for any promises regarding street paving or additional services she is looking to have representation and a voice in a Town she has supported over 30 years. Ms. Blake said Gov. Rick Scott held regular meeting at the Fair with an audience of the bovine persuasion. Pam Bondi and Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam take a slide at the Fair on opening day.Owl MockerSeminole Trade on e Suwannee

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The Levy County Journal2AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Getman, Jeremy Ocala VOP EXPLOITATION OF ELDERLY NO BOND Langford, Becky M Archer VOP UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FRAUD NO BOND Simmons, Donald Jean Jr Gainesville VOP POSSESS MARIJUANA $5,000 BOND Watson, Tina Marie Bronson VOP POSS FORG/STOLEN LICENSE NO BON D Fowler, Jason E Bell W/M DOB/ 12/24/1983 382007CF000531A NO BONDLevy County’s Most WantedBloom, Mary Richardson, 59, of Williston: NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. Cason, Cassandra Rachelle, 24, of High Springs: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT x 2. Ellerby, James Allen, 17, of Chie” and: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Fields, Timothy Ray, 27, of Bronson: LEWD & LASCIVIOUS BEHAVIOR WITH 12 YEAR OLD UP TO 16 YO BY AN OFFENDER 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER X 3. Flanders, Aaron, 46, of Chie” and: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE. Hampton, Shekenia Maria, 27, of Ocala: VOP. Hart, Justin Timothy, 23, of Bronson: VOP x 7. Herrera, Javi Perlta, 26, of Trenton: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Hopkins, Jerrell Lashaw, 24, of Gainesville: VOP. Hu man, Shawn Donald, 40, of Inglis: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Jenks, Pamela Jean, 46, of Chie” and: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Kemp, omas Franklin, 25, of Chie” and: OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. McClain, Brittany Nicole, 19, of Chie” and: TRESPASSING BY PLACING SIGNS NEXT TO A HIGHWAY. McVey, Eric Ryan, 21, of Morriston: VOP. Mercer, Luevell Andrew, 23, of Chie” and: BREACH OF THE PEACE; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; POSSESSION OF COCAINE. Overstreet, Charles Walter, 24, of Old Town: VOP. Pham, Phi Hung, 26, of Gainesville: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Queen, omas Allen, 58, of Morriston: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Rhoomes, Regina Marcella, 46, of Trenton: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE. Rohrer, Robert David, 36, of Inglis: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Salley, Michael Shane, 34, of Bronson: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Schafer, Cristina Lynn, 33, of Inglis: FAILURE TO Levy County Sheri ’s O ce Arrest Report APPEAR; VOP. Silliven, Collin James, 20, of Trenton: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Stack, Michael Sean, 18, of Morriston: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Swa ord, Imogene, 50, of Old Town: DUI CAUSING DEATH TO A HUMAN OR UNBORN CHILD; DUI AND PROPERTY DAMAGE x 2. Wheyway, Nicole, 18, of Gainesville: PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 LESS THAN $300 x 4; ALTERING A PUBLIC RECORD OR CERTIFICATE x 3; UTTERING A FALSE INSTRUMENT x 3. Zachary, Daniel Wayne, 32, of Trenton: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT x 2; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 2ND OFFENSE. 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s 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 Zeagler, Travis D TrentonFRAUD UTTER FALSE INST/ PETIT LARCENY 1ST OFFENSE TRENTON $10,000 BONDBronson Man Arrested for Molestation of Child e Levy County Sheri s O ce received a call concerning a sexual assault. Deputy Kevin Kinik responded to the call and spoke to the juvenile victim who stated that she was rapedŽ two weeks ago by Timothy Ray Fields Jr., 27, of Bronson. e victim said she did not report the crime before now because she was scared. e assault occurred in Fields vehicle. e victim said that Fields coerced her to have sex and told her that he loved her. Corporal Mike Bell with the Criminal Investigations Division assisted in the investigation and obtained a taped statement from Fields confessing to the crime. Corporal Bell arrested Fields for lewd and lascivious molestation of a child on Feb. 8, 2012 and transported Fields to the Levy County Jail where a $400,000 bond was set. Lake Johnson Estates continued from page 1A that Lake Johnson Estates is #4 on the Countys paving list. After some debate and discussion about ad valorem taxes and services, Mr. Bob suggested that all these statistics be compiled and be brought forth during a public hearing. He also said there are services like water that the town would have to provide if the annexation passed within a speci“ c time period. Councilman Weeks discussed the idea of using the existing water system at Lake Johnson Estates. Councilman Weeks says that it is .6 tenths of a mile from our existing service to the start of the abandoned water system. He knows that the system would need to be investigated for usability, but he feels the bene“ t to annex the residents of Lake Johnson Estates to the Town far out ways any cost that would be incurred. He then made a motion to appoint an ambassador to go to Lake Johnson Estates with Ms. Robbie Blake to talk about annexation to the residents. Councilman Kennedy seconded his motion and suggested that Councilman Weeks go. Mayor Mongo wanted to make sure Ms. Blake understood that no promises could be made and nothing would be decided until it was heard before the entire Council and the proper steps for annexation were taken. Councilman Kennedy said he understood Ms. Blake plight for representation. Ms. Blake thanked the Council. Town of Bronson Council Meeting for January 17, 2012 Mayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Mongo, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Attorney Steven Warm, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Robert Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, and Town Clerk Kelli Brettel. Mayor Mongo called the meeting to order and after the prayer and pledge welcomed everyone who was in attendance. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Mongo asked if the Council had a chance to review the minutes. Councilman Franklin Schuler had a comment regarding the minutes. He referenced back to the minutes back on December 19, 2011 regarding the motion he made addressing annexation of Lake Johnson Estates. He wanted to know how that motion was able to be reversed on January 3, 2012. Councilman Weeks said that Ms. Robbie Blake made a presentation to the Council at the January 3 meeting as requested by the Council, a meeting that both Vice Mayor Schuler and Councilman Edmondson were not able to attend. Vice Mayor Schulers argument was that Ms. Robbie Blake was not a spokes person for all of Lake Johnson Estates, his intention was to hear from each individual property owner if they were interested in annexation. After some discussion as to if Ms. Blake can speak on behalf of the whole community Vice Mayor Schuler asked Attorney Warm if two motions can con” ict each other. Attorney Warm said that one can cancel the other out but since it is a sensitive situation he will look into it and report with a fair assumption.Ž Both Vice Mayor Schuler and Councilman Weeks were satis“ ed with that course of action. Mayor Mongo then decided to table the minutes from January 3, 2012 until an opinion can be given. Mayor Mongo further said she was hearing some negative comments from residents from Lake Johnson Estates so not everyone shares Ms. Blakes opinion.Ž ese excerpts are directly from the minutes for the portion dealing with Lake Johnson Estates only. We are waiting for approved written minutes for the Feb. 6 meeting but you can listen to the meeting audio at the Town of Bronson website: townofbronson.com heritage. rough dynamic partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations across the country, investing more than $372 million to conserve 17 million acres of critical habitat for all types of wildlife. e website address is nwtf.org to see more of what an organization run by hunters is doing for the future of hunting. As spring arrives, so do State Assessments for Levy County students. Soon our students will be taking the FCAT Writes Exam, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0), the Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA), and the End-of-Course (EOC) Exams for Geometry, Biology and Algebra I. I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of a few important parent involvementŽ guidelines and tips. First, parents can obtain fact sheets, information, sample tests, and resources by going to http://fcat.” doe.org and by visiting the http://www.” doe.org/aala website. It is just as important for parents to be informed as it is for our students. I would like to encourage all parents and guardians to visit these websites for information regarding FCAT and other state assessments. Parents can help increase student success in school by promoting daily attendance, encouraging their children to do well in school, making sure their children have a wellrounded diet, keeping up with their childrens progress, and making sure that their children are well-rested on school days and especially on testing days. Parents are also encouraged to meet with their childs teachers throughout the school year. is year, testing begins on February 28, 2012, with FCAT Writing administered in Grades 4, 8, and 10. is test requires students to write an essay in response to a prompt. e FCAT Writing Test will be administered on February 28, 2012, with make-up days scheduled for February 29 and March 1. English Language Learners (ESOL students) will be taking the Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) starting on March 5, 2012. e CELLA assesses students skills in Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing. FCAT Retake Exams in Reading and Mathematics will begin on April 9, 2012 for juniors and seniors. Students in Grades 3-10 will be taking FCAT Reading, Mathematics, and Science during the April 16-April 27 testing window. You will need to check with your schools Testing Coordinator or your childs teacher to get a speci“ c calendar of what is tested each day beginning on April 16, since students in grades 3-10 must take di erent parts of the test on di erent days. By: Valerie Boughanem, District Testing Coordinator, School Board of Levy CountyTurkey continued from page 1ALevy County Teachers and Students Prepare for 2012 State Assessments

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The Levy County Journal 3AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 computer tips gator works computing 352-493-1006Ask About Our GWC Pro Care Total Technology Solutions! ere are many di erent ways to keep your computer safe. Windows updates should always be part of your internet safety routine along with an active antivirus and “ rewall. In order to understand why updates are so important you must “ rst understand exactly what they are. Updates are software created to “ x both errors that have been reported and security vulnerabilities that Microsoft has found. Windows updates also contain software tools to detect which updates your computer needs. In most situations computers are already set to run the updates automatically. However, if you run your updates yourself, you need to check, download and install updates as frequently as possible. To check the update settings on your computer, click the Start Menu, and then click Control Panel. Once you are in the Control Panel, click on Windows update, which will bring you to the Windows Update screen. On the left side you will see Change Settings; click on it and it will bring you to the settings window you are looking for. is window will allow you to view and change the update settings on your computer. Most of the newer computers are set on Install Updates Automatically (recommended), with the option of choosing the day and time you wish the updates to run (remember your computer must be on for the updates to install). If you have a laptop you have a few options for downloading and installing your updates should you have dial up internet. You can download the updates at home, which may take time, or you may download the updates at your local Wi-Fi hotspot. Whichever option you choose, once downloaded, dont forget to allow the updates to install, or you can give us or your local computer repair shop a call for a quote to provide a Service Pack CD (a compilation of updates to run at one time) or to download and install the updates for you. For more information go to:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/ windows/homeThe Why and How of Windows Updates www.gatorworks.com4 WEST PARK AVENUE CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 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. Oer is valid for prescription orders only and can not be use in conjunction with any other oers.Get An Extra $25 O & Free Shipping On Your 1st Order! Order Now! Call Toll-Free: 1-877-291-3459 Please note that we do not carry controlled substances and a valid prescription is required for all prescription medication orders. Florida State Parks have a program called parknerships that involves, as you might guess, partnering with other agencies, civic groups, and schools to achieve their goals. is is always a win-win for those involved. is past week, it was a winning day for Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Ranger Pam Darty was contacted by Manatee Spring State Park, sponsors of a grant that funds transportation of LARC clients to outdoor activities in public lands like State Parks and National Wildlife Refuges. Ranger Pam introduced LARC clients to bats at the giant bat house near the Refuge headquarters all the while promising a big surprise at the River Trail. As the group rounded the corner at the trailhead, Ms. Toni Collins and Mr. Lindon Lindsey, dressed in late 1800s period-clothing greeted them as if they were pioneers. ey spoke of the old sawmill no longer at the end of the trail, lifeways of Florida pioneers like the Lindsey family, and priceless public lands like Refuges and Parks. After walking to the Suwannee River and “ nding no alligators, the group ventured to Shell Mound to learn of its ancient origins. Everyone took turns throwing a spear before learning of archaic technology demonstrated by the atlatl used to project the spear. After walking up the 28-foot high mound, the group was thrilled to view the Gulf from atop the mountain of shells. I couldnt have been happier that Ranger Dudley asked us to host LARC; all the clients are so sweet and appreciative,Ž said Darty. One of our goals at the Lower Suwannee NWR is to encourage non-traditional users to come visit, use our “ shing pier, enjoy our trails, photograph birds at our observation decks, or view the bat exodus from our giant bat house.Ž For more information or to make arrangements for your group to visit, call the Refuge at 352/493-0238, ext 223. Its all free.LARC Visits the Park Lions Get the Job Done, Period. e Chie” and Lions Club conducted their “ rst road clean-up project of 2012 on Feb. 4. e Chie” and Lions Club is responsible for routinely cleaning up their "adopted" stretch of Highway 19 in Chie” and between Stone's BP and Burger King and they do it. In addition to caring for the environment, the Chie” and Lions Club focuses on sight preservation by providing glasses and eye exams to those in need in our area. We also conduct free diabetes screening for people in our community. Diabetes is important to the Lions because approximately two percent of all people who have had diabetes for 15 years become blind and about 10 percent develop a severe visual impairment. e Lions Club is committed to serving our community and trying to help everyone see a better tomorrow. ose interested in helping us to give back to our community can feel free to visit one of our meetings that are held the “ rst ursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Deke's Restaurant or contact Club President, Jackie Loubet at (352) 493-0778, email at: Chie” andLions@ gmail.com or visit online at www. facebook.com/ Chie andLionsClub andhttp://www.eclubhouse.org/sites/ chie and/index.php Thanks go to the hardworking Chie and Lions Club as they clean up the roads JBE Recognizes Teacher, ESP, and Volunteer of the YearLauren Whitehurst, a “ rst grade teacher, was selected by the sta at JBE as Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Whitehurst says, Teaching is an art. You are constantly molding and changing your methods and instructional practices for the better of others. e others being the twenty children I'm privileged to teach and grow with each year. Educating children is an emotional roller coaster, because it involves much excitement, frustration, and countless triumphs. Teaching the past four years at Joyce Bullock Elementary School has been bene“ cial to my growth as an educator. e sta at JBES that sat, talked, and problem solved with me helped support me along the way and I am extremely grateful. My passion and drive for the teaching profession is fostered by my husband, Adam and our families and their love for education is invaluable.Ž Marcelle Samuels was chosen as Educational Support Personnel of the year. Mrs. Samuels is an ESP in Mrs. Dudecks kindergarten classroom and has worked at JBE for eight years. She says, My favorite thing about working at JBE is that they will carry what I teach them now with them for the rest of their lives. A solid educational foundation will give them the tools they need to succeed in whatever they choose to do in life.Ž Mrs. Samuels is married and has three children and two grandchildren.Ž Deasirea Battle, an almost daily volunteer, was chosen by the sta as volunteer of the year. Mrs. Battle is not only a volunteer in the classroom but also anywhere she is needed from the o ce to media to after school activities. Story and Photos by Melissa Lewis, Assistant Principal Volunteer of the year Deasirea Battles

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The Levy County Journal4AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 The ‘Progressive’ Legacy Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateAlthough Barack Obama is the “ rst black President of the United States, he is by no means unique, except for his complexion. He follows in the footsteps of other presidents with a similar vision, the vision at the heart of the Progressive movement that ” ourished a hundred years ago. Many of the trends, problems and disasters of our time are a legacy of that era. We can only imagine how many future generations will be paying the price -and not just in money -for the bright ideas and clever rhetoric of our current administration. e two giants of the Progressive era -eodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson -clashed a century ago, in the three-way election of 1912. With the Republican vote split between William Howard Taft and eodore Roosevelts newly created Progressive Party, Woodrow Wilson was elected president, so that the Democrats version of Progressivism became dominant for eight years. What eodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson had in common, and what attracts some of todays Republicans and Democrats, respectively, who claim to be following in their footsteps, was a vision of an expanded role of the federal government in the economy and a reduced role for the Constitution of the United States.To Stop the Multiplication of the Un tŽ OPINION Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateIf you arent creeped out by the No Birth Control Left Behind rhetoric of the White House and Planned Parenthood, you arent listening closely enough. e anesthetic of progressive benevolence always dulls the senses. Wake up. When a bunch of wealthy white women and elite Washington bureaucrats defend the trampling of religious liberties in the name of increased accessŽ to reproductive servicesŽ for poorŽ women, the ghost of Margaret Sanger is cackling. As she wrote in her autobiography, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916 to stop the multiplication of the un“ t.Ž is, she boasted, would be the most important and greatest step towards race betterment.Ž While she oversaw the mass murder of black babies, Sanger cynically recruited minority activists to front her death racket. She conspired with eugenics “ nancier and businessman Clarence Gamble to hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with socialservice backgrounds, and with engaging personalitiesŽ to sell their genocidal policies as community health and welfare services. Outright murder wouldnt sell. But wrapping it under the egalitarian cloak of womens healthŽ -and adorning it with the moral authority of black churches -would. Sanger and Gamble called their deadly campaign  e Negro Project.Ž In other writings, historian Mike Perry found, Sanger attacked programs that provided medical and nursing facilities to slum mothersŽ because they facilitate the function of maternityŽ when the absolute necessity is to discourage it.Ž In an essay included in her writing collection held by the Library of Congress, Sanger urged her abortion clinic colleagues to breed a race of thoroughbreds.Ž Nationwide birth control bureausŽ would propagate the proper science of breedingŽ to stop impoverished, non-white women from breeding like weeds.Ž Speaking with CBS veteran journalist Mike Wallace in 1957, long after her racist views had supposedly mellowed, Sanger again revealed her true colors: I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world -that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when theyre born. at to me is the greatest sin -that people can -can commit.Ž Sanger also elaborated on her antiCatholic animus, telling one of Wallaces reporters that New York Catholics had no right to protest the use of their tax dollars for city birth-control programs: (I)ts not only wrong, it should be made illegal for any religious group to prohibit dissemination of birth control -even among its own members.Ž When Wallace pressed her (In other words, you would like to see the government legislate religious beliefs in a certain sense?Ž), Sanger laughed nervously and disavowed the remarks. Fast forward: Five decades and 16 million aborted black babies later, Planned Parenthoods insidious agenda has migrated from innercity birth control bureausŽ to public schoolbased health clinics to the White House -forcibly funded with taxpayer dollars just as Sanger championed. Several undercover stings by Live Action, pro-life documentarians, have exposed Planned Parenthood sta accepting donations over the years from callers posing as eugenics cheerleaders who wanted to earmark their contributions for the cause of aborting minority babies. We can de“ nitely designate it for an African-American,Ž a Tulsa, Okla., Planned Parenthood employee eagerly promised. What has cheap, easy and unmonitored choiceŽ for poor women in inner cities wrought? Nightmares like the Philadelphia Horror, where serial baby-killer Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his abortion clinic death squad oversaw the systematic execution of hundreds of healthy, living, breathing, squirming, viable black and Hispanic babies over 40 decades -along with several minority mothers who may have lost their lives in his grimy birth control bureau. City and state authorities looked the other way while jars of baby parts and reports of botched abortions and infanticides piled up. Beltway Democrats who now bray about their concern for womens healthŽ were silent about the Gosnell massacre and countless others like it in Americas ghettos. Why? e Obama administration is crawling with the modern-day heirs of the eugenics movement, from Planned Parenthood golden girl Kathleen Sebelius at the Department of Health and Human Services to the presidents prestigious science czar John Holdren -an outspoken proponent of forced abortions and mass sterilizations and a self-proclaimed protege of eugenics guru Harrison Brown, whom he credits with inspiring him to become a scientist. Brown envisioned a government regime in which the number of abortions and arti“ cial inseminations permitted in a given year would be determined completely by the di erence between the number of deaths and the number of births in the year previous.Ž He urged readers to reconcile ourselves to the fact that arti“ cial means must be applied to limit birth rates.Ž He likened the global population to a pulsating mass of maggots.Ž Listen carefully as this White House dresses its Obamacare abortion mandate in the white lab coat of reproductive servicesŽ for all. e language of access to birth controlŽ is the duplicitous code of Sangers ideological grim reapers. 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 malkinblog@gmail.com. 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 advertising@levyjournal.com classi eds@levyjournal.com legals@levyjournal.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 publisher’s 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 Like other Progressives, eodore Roosevelt was a critic and foe of big business. In this he was not inhibited by any knowledge of economics, and his own business ventures lost money. Rhetoric was TRs strong suit. He denounced the mighty industrial overlordsŽ and the tyranny of mere wealth.Ž Just what speci“ cally this tyrannyŽ consisted of was not spelled out. is was indeed an era of the rise of businesses to unprecedented size in industry after industry -and of prices falling rapidly, as a result of economies of scale that cut production costs and allowed larger pro“ ts to be made from lower prices that attracted more customers. It was easy to stir up hysteria over a rapidly changing economic landscape and the rise of new businessmen like John D. Rockefeller to wealth and prominence. ey were called robber barons,Ž but those who put this label on them failed to specify just who they robbed. Like other Progressives, TR wanted an income tax to siphon o some of the earnings of the rich. Since the Constitution of the United States forbad such a tax, to the Progressives that simply meant that the Constitution should be changed. After the 16th Amendment was passed, a very low income-tax rate was levied, as an entering wedge for rates that rapidly escalated up to 73 percent on the highest incomes during the Woodrow Wilson administration. One of the criticisms of the Constitution by the Progressives, and one still heard today, is that the Constitution is so hard to amend that judges have to loosen its restrictions on the power of the federal government by judicial reinterpretations. Judicial activism is one of the enduring legacies of the Progressive era. In reality, the Constitution was amended four times in eight years during the Progressive era. But facts carried no more weight with crusading Progressives then than they do today. eodore Roosevelt interpreted the Constitution to mean that the President of the United States could exercise any powers not explicitly forbidden to him. is stood the 10th Amendment on its head, for that Amendment explicitly gave the federal government only the powers speci“ cally spelled out, and reserved all other powers to the states or to the people. Woodrow Wilson attacked the Constitution in his writings as an academic before he became president. Once in power, his administration so restricted freedom of speech that this led to landmark Supreme Court decisions restoring that fundamental right. Whatever the vision or rhetoric of the Progressive era, its practice was a never-ending expansion of the arbitrary powers of the federal government. e problems they created so discredited Progressives that they started calling themselves liberalsŽ -and after they discredited themselves again, they went back to calling themselves Progressives,Ž now that people no longer remembered how Progressives had discredited themselves before. Barack Obamas rhetoric of changeŽ is in fact a restoration of discredited ideas that originated a hundred years ago. 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 By Kathy HilliardEditor e founding fathers of these great United States of America came here to live free. ey totally valued the liberty of the individual person. Each person needed to be able to make up his or her own mind as to what was their life, their liberty and their pursuit of happiness. And this liberty was not abused back then because these were a people who not only acknowledged the existence of God but also read His Word every day and even used that mighty bible to teach the children how to read in school. To establish their dream of true liberty these brave pilgrims had to leave their original nation in which the Church of England was making up the rules and using the government to enforce them. So separation of church and state became one of their main criteria for establishing a great nation of liberty. e founding fathers were not afraid if the people talked about their faith or followed the 10 Commandments but they did fear the mixing of the two so that they shared the power and the law and the people had no choice or voice. No, the churches of all types needed to be free to teach their beliefs without a law saying what they could or could not say or do; and the government needed no more power than what was needed to protect the people from danger and threat to their lives and fortunes. Government was for the running of the country, not the beliefs of the faithful. I once studied under a man who said it very short and true: Law is for the integrity of the group but grace is for the individual. Currently this administration in the United States has just stepped into meddlinŽ in the a airs of the beliefs of the people. e forcing of the Catholic Church to provide contraception or any before or after abortion procedures is not the business of the government. Nor is its overreach made any less unconstitutional by making it free, it is meddlin. But now Obama has made his biggest step into the arena of false worship. In this particular case he is o ering Catholic women the ability to choose him over the teachings of their church and thinking that making it free will soothe over the breach of faith involved. is bribery is atrocious. Wake up, believers everywhere. is is not about a right because there is no right to procedures such as this. ey are there at your choosing for a price just like every other commodity. No problem. But if you have chosen to follow a certain belief system and that belief system says it is wrong then it is to them that you take your problem and get your answers; otherwise, drop out of the church and go follow Obamamessiah. e bible was steps ahead on this issue. In Exodus Chapter 20 the Lord is giving the history of how the Israelites had disobeyed Him at every turn. And He wanted to just put a stop to it but every time He decided to show mercy so that Wake UP continued on page 6A

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The Levy County Journal 5AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Auntie Awoke Barrier Bills Bring Conversation Fifth Gates Last Week’s CrosswordLast Week’s Word Search Will Irby’s Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyOwl MockerSeminole Trade on e Suwannee Gently Goose Grocery Haste Humans Ideas Issue Jigsaw Listen Lords Myself Obeys Packed Paper Passes Priest Racket Receive Reward Riders Right Ripped Rival Settee Word SearchShrubs Slant Strengthen String Sunny Telling ese irst Title Tying Water Weave Wheeled Wizard Worse Yawning Zebra Into the morning mist through the dense, wet forest came a loud chattering. It was not unlike that of an angry squirrel, but was the unrelenting scolding of an older woman ranting in Muskogee. Soon this, with the bluster of wind in the tall trees, was absorbed by the sound of the rivers rush through the rock shoals on the Suwannee. Dubose, the man leading a packhorse, was the “ rst to come clear of the trees and descend the sandy bank. e path had come through the shallows across the shoals to the east bank. e way across was narrow and the submerged rocks were slick with moss. A younger woman walked behind the horse and the older woman followed, her blathering now blanketed by the sound of the river. e horse was a smaller horse, like most that the Seminole rode. e water over the shoals washed about at his knees in the crossing. e horses pack was divided in three bundles weighing about 60 pounds each. Two hung over the saddle and down either side. e third capped the other two and all were covered by a sheet of du e, bound tight with leather straps. Dubose guided forward with a braided leather lead in one hand, his long ri” e in the other. e younger woman was his wife. Joie, he called her in the language of his father, a French trader among the upper Creeks. She wore a small leather pack and waited patiently when the horse stumbled beneath his burden on the slick stones. Dubose turned and snatched at the lead. Something moved under his foot. He slipped, his arms ” apping for balance, his free hand clawing the air before grasping his raised ri” e with both hands and stumbling backwards in a crouch to regain his balance. e older woman, Hokt, peering from behind the younger, hid an impish smile with the shawl draped over her frail shoulders and arms. Joie knew her husbands pride. She bit her lip and pretended she did not see his near sprawl. Having righted himself quickly, Dubose plumbed his wifes face for any indication of amusement. He was most always serious, but she laughed easily, as he knew. Her bright eyes, however, remained averted downstream. With a cautioning glance then to the older woman, Dubose turned back to the crossing, leading the horse out and up to the right descending bank ahead. ey were wet above their knees from the rivers wash when each came in turn upon the blanket of sand before the bank. Dubose bent to press the water from his buckskin moccasins, leggings and breach clout. He wore also a tweed waistcoat over a soiled, ru ed shirt yoked with a collection of colorful scarfs. ough well-worn, these had been among the “ ner items o ered in exchange at the trading post on the lower Suwannee for which the three were bound. Dubose, as the other able men of his tribe, had hunted out the winter months with the women dressing the hides. Now in the early spring they would make their trade for the deerskins bound up on the horse that was nosing at sprigs of grass among the cypress knees. e women raised their calico skirts and wrung out river water. Joie wore a mantel of soft buckskin over her blouse. e leather had been dyed a shade of scarlet, though its brilliance was now leached by weather and wear. Only a scattering of colorful beads gave it luster. Her thick, dark hair was laced back into a single thick braid down her back. e older woman, who was found in the autumn widowed and abandoned, wore her white hair in a knot above her forehead. Pale red and yellow ribbons adorned her shawl made of shrouds cloth … a coarse woolen fabric made for trade in the British city of Shrouds. at type of cloth, along with bolts of calico, du els, osnaburg (a German linen-like cloth) and other European textiles would be found for trade at the store on the Suwannee. Conversely, the deer hides they bore were bringing top prices in Britain for hat bands, “ ne gloves, tailored riding britches and caps, exquisite bodices, book bindings and many more such items. Dubose rewrapped the red turban-like circlet he wore. e headdress, common among his mothers people, was made by folding and wrapping the large scarf around his head, which he fastened by tucking the ends skillfully away beneath the folds without the use of pins. When he had “ nished, the younger woman stood nearby admiringly and the elder one began to bark. Dubose took up the horses lead and went up the bank into the trees where a path traced a ridge of pine southward. Later in the day they were down near the sulfur spring where the path trailed back along the perimeter of the rivers bank. Dubose stopped suddenly. His nostrils ” ared as he caught the faint scent of wood smoke that also carried a stench like that of burnt hides. He silenced the older woman with an abrupt gesture and scoured the wooded terrain about them for any sign of others. e women looked, too. e wisp of scent was distant and indistinct otherwise. Dubose led on cautiously, but they traveled more silently now, Hokts complaints reduced to a hushed muttering. At a considerable distance from the path was an ancient sinkhole, a broad gash in the ground descending to a putrid pool of water. e hole had long since caved and lost its connection to the water source beneath. Only the runo from rains gathered at its deeper edge. In recent months the water had descended, leaving a fractured rind of dry mud rough as an alligators hide. ere a dark Indian with distorted facial features sat by a low “ re. Dressed in only a breach clout and high English boots, he was a gaunt little man with a swollen belly. Out from the sooty pine ash at his feet laid the smoldering carcasses of “ ve small creatures and one larger. ese, a mother possum with “ ve young, hed come upon scavenging a dead, bloated bear nearby. Hed bludgeoned the possums with a pine knot and brought them to his “ re. Now he belched and groaned. Beside him was a thick, amber bottle he lifted over again and shook or pointed at the sun. He squinted into its neck as through a spyglass. e bottle was vacant of its last drop, and he was not happy about it. His growls and sneers had the weight of curses about them as he shook his long, greasy mane in a drunken puzzlement at the emptiness of his bottle. Far ahead where the river bowed westerly, Dubose spotted another traveler riding toward them on the path. e horse had distinctive markings and was familiar to him. He raised a hand and spoke to the women. By the time theyd come upon a wide place, they heard the singing and waited. e song was a Scottish ditty and the voice, though raspy, was strong and well-tuned. e rider approaching on a spotted horse had long, silvery hair upon the shoulders of his Highlanders jacket. Dubose stood erect by the path, the women behind him with the horse and hides. Well, now!Ž the old Scotsman called ahead. Dubose the younger, my “ ne lad. Yes, Dubose,Ž he acknowledged when the rider was before him. Youve had a good seasons hunt I see, by the size of your bundle.Ž Yes, good hunting, Arbuthnot,Ž Dubose answered in English tinged with French. e Scotsman leaned forward on his saddle, I was aggrieved to learn from Bowlegs town that your father had passed. He was a good man. French, but a good and fair man in trade.Ž Dubose was uncertain of everything Arbuthnot had said, but acknowledged with a nod the Scotsmans apparent condolences. Youd be bound for our store then? If you trade as well as Dubose the elder, youll have a good many chalks to be sure. Ž Yes. Many chalk.Ž e skins were traded according to chalk marks counted, graded and calculated with hash marks on the board counter of the trading post. A larger dressed skin might bring three chalks, roughly a chalk per pound to be paid. Half or undressed greenŽ skins paid less per pound on the stores scales. Oh, indeed. My son John will make a good trade with you, Dubose. Im o to the Tallassee hills for pipe and council.Ž Old Arbuthnot nodded to the women, the older one squinting back suspiciously as she pursed her lips and looked away. Your good bye ahso Arbuthnot,Ž Dubose said, leading his horse forward on the trail, prompting the Scot to turn in his saddle to speak back across the rump of the spotted horse. Oh yes, and I should say to ye, be awares of that one called Owl Mocker. Its said hes been trouble along the river for some weeks now. Ye know of him, Im sure. is dispossessed shaman said to transform himself into a horned owl hunting in the night or raven by dayŽ the old man exclaimed with broad gestures. Some now say he takes the form of a bear or a snapping turtle. I dont believe in such things, myself, but the lads whose raft overturned on the river last week do. ey say a full crate of good Cuban rum was lost to the lunatic.Ž Dubose thought instantly of his near stumble over movement beneath his feet while crossing the shoals. e women, though they did not understand Arbuthnots words, observed the shadow of uneasiness that crossed his face as the Scotsman rode on. Adieu, fare thee well,Ž Arbuthnot rasped in good spirits as he rode away without looking back again. e older woman was quick to demand the meaning of Arbuthnots apparent caution. Dubose answered only that the old Scotsman had spoken of wives tales they already knew. But she insisted that they did not know the one of which Arbuthnot had spoken. ere were many, she insisted, then proceeded to recount those she asserted as true and their location, all so worthy of dread. It was not until they made camp away that night on a dense hillock of pine that Dubose was willing to reveal Arbuthnots warning. Even then he had his reservations, but in the intervening hours the speculation as to what threat there might actually be had overwhelmingly tilted toward the possibility of Owl Mockers presence. He set his long ri” e against the log where he sat and told across the camp“ re exactly what Arbuthnot had said. e women then spoke rapidly among themselves until Dubose stopped them, saying now they would see the Owl Mocker in everything that moved. Just then there was a stirring across the brush below. Duboses hand went instantly for his ri” e. A small, light-curious doe stepped out and darted away in a single motion. Ahhhhh,Ž the older woman jeered, jabbing a long, bony “ nger at Dubose. His wife smiled, but rendered it a grateful smile as she came round to their bed roll over hides piled by the log. at is where they slept that night with Hokt on the other side wrapped in a trade blanket tacky with straw. Dubose slept soundly while the moon rose high above the dark eastern rim of the forest. When Joie stirred, he awoke suddenly to see a claw-like hand grasping the barrel of his ri” e. ( e conclusion next week) Florida Archives

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The Levy County Journal6AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 February 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 MilksFebruary 27, 2012February 28, 2012February 29, 2012March 1, 2012March 2, 2012Oven Roasted Chicken Hot Dog on Bun Mashed Potatoes w/GravyBroccoli/Buttered Corn Home Made Wheat Rolls Orange Slices/ Fruited Jello Assorted MilksChili Con Carne w/ Beans Ham & Cheese Sandwich Buttered Corn / Salad Apple Pie Assorted Milks Oven Roasted Chicken Hot Dog on BunMashed Potatoes w/ GravyBroccoli / Buttered CornHot Home Made Wheat Rolls Orange Slices Assorted Milks Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce or Chicken Sandwich on Bun w/ Mayo Tossed Salad Green Beans or Peas Roll Apple/Mixed Fruit Assorted Milk Macaroni and Cheese w /Ham or Corn Dog w/ Ketchup/ Mustard Green Beans or Peas Roll Orange/Fruit Cobbler Assorted MilkIn 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 I t P a y s t o It Pays to A d v e r t i s e AdvertiseAnd theres no better place than the Levy County Journal Contact Ren today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-490-4462Stars and planets and moons, oh, my! Attendees at the Williston Elementary School Star PartyŽ were certainly treated to a fascinating celestial show, thanks to members of the Alachua Astronomy Club. Tandy Carter, Bob Lightner, Mary and Amir Abdullah, Vincent Safuto, Lisa Eager, Chuck Broward, Greg Beckner, Paula and Clint McLain set up their telescopes inside the schools track so that students and parents alike could view such bodies as Venus, Jupiter and four of its moons as well as our own moon. Uranus, the Orion Nebula and Gamma Andromedae were also sighted. Some of the scopes used were a 12" re” ector, a 3" refractor, several Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCTs), and a 10" Dobsonian re” ector. A couple pairs of strong binoculars were also available. I saw Jupiter and its bands and four of its moons,Ž said 5th grader Savannah Turbeville. It was awesome!Ž Savannah attended with older sister Mariah. Organizer of the event, Jeanne DuBois and colleague Nancy Bowman registered over 200 names to be placed in a drawing for a telescope donated by 3rd grade teacher Tonya Townsend. At the end of the evening, 3rd grader Adrianna Decius was the proud owner of a Vivitar telescope. I was so excited!Ž exclaimed Adrianna. She has since used it to view the moon and a couple planets. Eager and a couple other members had visited WES last spring at the request of 5th grade teacher Kathy Brewington; however, the Star Party was the “ rst of its kind in Williston. Suzette Pelton, who coordinates the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for Levy County, had sent out information from the Alachua Astronomy Club members o ering to sponsor such an event, and DuBois took them up on their o er. When my son was growing up, we often attended star parties. I couldnt wait for our students to have this experience,Ž said DuBois. I have to proclaim it a great success! e sky cooperated, we had some good scope operators, and tons of kids, parents, and teachers.....Wow! If you have not helped out at a school event, you don't know what you are missing,Ž blogged Broward to his colleagues about the WES Star Party. Lightner had even brought a meteorite which he showed students such as 5th grader Caitlyn Fries. Fourth grader Michael Marshall said, It was amazing! I saw the moon, stars, Venus, JupiterƒŽ Fifth grader Haley McMichen said she saw the same things. Seeing the moon close up through the telescope was an unbelievable sight for 5th grader Noah Sims. Fifth grade teacher Steve Van Zwienen arrived early enough to view sun spots through one of the telescopes. It was a great community event to expose our kids toƒvery cool,Ž commented Erin Owens, physical education teacher. Seeing the bright colorsƒthose telescopes really got you close to it.Ž e Alachua Astronomy Club meets once a month and is free and open to the public. Check out the clubs website at www.” oridastars.org, which lists meetings, times and places. In a recent article by Carl Zimmer featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and the person who demoted Pluto, Zimmer observes, For all the spectacular advances American science had made over the past century … not just in astrophysics but in biology, engineering and other disciplines … the best days of American science may be behind us. And as American science declines, so does AmericaƒTyson is trying to save the future, one neck cramp [received when people spend time looking through telescopes at the heavens] at a time.Ž  is event was a perfect example of how the school and local community can come together to make learning relevant, exciting and yet fun!! I learned so many new facts about our solar system and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with our parents. It certainly is a must for next years calendar. Adding food is the only improvement Id suggest for this beautiful event!Ž said WES Principal Marla Hiers. I hope we can do it again next year!Ž added DuBois. It certainly seemed to be a big hit with both students and parents alike.Ž „ by Lisa Statham Posteraro‘Awesome’ Celestial Sights Wow Students, Adults Teachers Jeanne DuBois (front) and Nancy Bowman register Tisha Moxley and daughter Emma along with classmate William Villavicinceo. Over 200 people signed in at this rst WES Star Party.Ž Alachua Astronomy Club member Lisa Eager is available for questions from 5th grader Kalista Benjamin, who is looking through the eyepiece at the moon. Eager had visited WES last spring at the request of 5th grade teacher Kathy Brewington. It always helps to hold one eye shut when youre looking through a telescope as pre-schooler Taylour Stark is doing; he attended with his mother Bobbie Jo and sister 3rd grader Victoria Dosey. Folks of all ages attended the WES Star Party at the end of Groundhog Day.Its a family a air for 4th grader Lisbeth Gorostieta, looking through the lens of Chuck Browards 80 mm refractor telescope, as her mother Maria Cardoso and younger siblings wait for their turn. Broward is a member of the Alachua Astronomy Club, whose members donated their time and equipment to host the WES Star Party. Tandy Carter, the school liaison for the Alachua Astronomy Club, supervises the line of people waiting their turn to see what they can see through the powerful telescope lens. The song on their lips might be I see the moon, and the moon sees meŽ? WES 3rd grade teacher Tonya Townsend stands with 3rd grader Adrianna Decius, whose name was drawn for the Vivitar telescope Townsend had donated for the Star Party. Adrianna was so excited!Ž 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 those who did not know Him could see His goodness and for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations in whose sight I had brought them (the Israelites) out.Ž Verse 21. e Lord then went on to explain that He brought the Israelites into the land that He promised them but they were busy looking for every high hillŽ to o er their sacri“ ces, the ones they thought were good, making up their own minds and not listening to what the Lord had said. So the Lord asked the people, What is the high place to which you go?Ž in verse 29 and the verse continues, So its name is called Bamah to this day.Ž In the concordance the meaning of the word Bamah (1116) is: height, hill, elevation, stronghold, a high place which was destined for unauthorized worship and used by pagan societies. We are on the edge of what our founding fathers left England for … only now it is the government telling believers what to do within their own church. e government is displacing the authority of a church by going around the authority and o ering the enticing morsel for free. Right now it is the Catholic Church and its stand on birth control and abortion but the next time it will by another denomination and one of their strong tenets of belief. Saying no to your belief system and yes to the comfort-ofthe-moment bribe of the government will not end up being free as they have said. Far from it. e true price is freedom itself. Wake UP! at is the very core agenda of the replacers belief system. Wake UP while you are still free.Wake UP continued from 4A JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County

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The Levy County Journal 7AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Subscribe! $25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside Florida Sudoku e answers for this weeks sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Last week’s Sudoku 115 NOTICES125 SERVICES210 HELP WANTED 410 HOUSE FOR SALE 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE 500 FOR SALE Classifieds ADVERTISER NOTICE — The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit and locate any classi ed advertisement as deemed appropriate. 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Call (800) 556-8885 or visit www. drugrehab.net --------AA MEETING — FOR INFORMATION CALL NORTH CENTRAL Florida Intergroup Of ce at (352) 372-8091 which is also a 24hour local hotline number. --------ADDICTION RECOVERY MEETING Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our 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. Joe’s 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. 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All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s Web site at http:// ombudsman.my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the program’s current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf 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. tfnJb --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 3/8Jp305 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. 2/16Jp345 WANT TO RENTWANTED: 100 + ACRES FOR GRAZING CATTLE Can be Marion, Lake, Sumter or Volusia counties Cattleman/owner with 35+ years experience Call 669-3878 Ask for Cindy 3/8Jp FOR SALE BY OWNERIN BLACK JACK ESTATES: 5191 NE 107 Court, Bronson, FL 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths, 1.4 acres, 1800sq/ft living area, $100 closing costs. Financing available. Call Dan 800-285-4414. 3/8Jp --------FOR SALE BY OWNER – CITRUS SPRINGS/ DUNNELLON AREA: 2 story, 4 bedrooms/3 baths, above-ground pool, 8x10 utility building. Financing available. $100 closing cost, low down. Call Dan 800285-4414. 3/8Jp415 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 and trucks $300 and up. FREE scrap metal removal including appliances. CASH FOR batteries, starters, alternators, catalytic converters, aluminum rims, copper, brass and any aluminum. Licensed secondhand metal recycling: License # 48-8015653199-5. Call Mike at 352/215-9459. 3/8Jp --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 3/8Jp500 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 hour’s appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/12Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. 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 White’s & Garrett dealer at Chie and Flea Market, 27 Yellow, on Saturday. Call 386/935-2501 or email: santeferivertrading@ windstream.net 3/22Jp540 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 mare’s 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 3/8Jp 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s 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 Jacks Land

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The Levy County Journal8AFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Sheree H. Lancaster, a veteran Gilchrist attorney with over 25 years of experience, honor graduate of e University of Florida, graduate of the College of Law of e University of Florida, community leader, mother, and proud grandparent, announces her candidacy for Gilchrist County Judge. I believe being a judge is the highest calling to which a lawyer can desire to achieve. With that belief and a desire to serve, I announce with great excitement and pleasure that I am seeking the o ce of County Court Judge for Gilchrist County,Ž said Sheree Lancaster. Sheree Lancaster is a respected member of the Gilchrist community with honored and exceptional service to family, commerce, church, and community. For me, this is not a about running for a political o ce or being a politician, it is about continuing my lifelong service to the citizens of Gilchrist County,Ž said Sheree Lancaster. If one becomes a judge, it is their moral responsibility to be a great judge. One must thoroughly understand the law, follow the law as written, and treat citizens with dignity and respect. It doesnt hurt to have a womans common sense and grandmas wisdom added to the mix either.Ž Legal Experience: From 1998 until February 2, 2012, Judicial Hearing O cer for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, hearing cases and making recommended orders to Circuit Judges in Child Support cases; Attended Judicial College, receiving training as a Tra c Court Hearing O cer, including classroom instruction and riding on patrol with Florida Highway Patrol o cers and county deputies, as well as training as a Child Support Hearing O cer. In her role as Tra c Hearing O cer she performed similar duties to a County Judge hearing tra c court cases in Alachua County; Member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, serving numerous terms on its Board of Directors; Serves on the Board of Directors of the Guardian Foundation, Inc., serving dependent children of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, serving as President from 2007 … 2009; Member of the Florida School Board Attorneys Association since 1990, and has served on the Board of Directors, and was honored to serve as President of the statewide organization; Member of the National School Boards Association Counsel of School Attorneys, e Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association; Volunteer with the Supreme Courts Justice Teaching Program, volunteering as a speaker in Gilchrist County schools. Other Professional Experience: After graduating from the University of Florida and prior to attending law school at the University of Florida, Mrs. Lancaster was a juvenile probation o cer for one year, and a child protective services counselor in Gilchrist County for two years. Community Experience: Mrs. Lancaster is a member of Cherry Sink Church of Christ, and an active member of the Gilchrist County Womans Club since l986, holding many o ces, including President; Member of the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce for over twenty-“ ve years and previously served on the Board of Directors and as President; Member of the Bell FFA Alumni, the Trenton FFA Alumni, the Trenton Quarterback Club, the Trenton Rotary Club, the Character Council of Gilchrist County, and the Gilchrist County Cattlemens Association; Served on the committee each year for the annual fall fundraising event for Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties and has served on its Community Advisory Board since its formation; Long time supporter of e Education Foundation of Gilchrist County, Inc. and was responsible for “ ling the organizations Articles of Incorporation in 1992, and hosting the “ rst two annual Wild Beast Feasts with her husband at the family farm. Personal: Sheree Lancaster is the daughter of J.D. BudŽ Hiers, Jr. and Margaret W. Hiers of Chie” and. She has been married for over twenty-seven years to Howell E. Lancaster, Jr., and they are the proud parents of two children, Deen Lancaster and Trip Lancaster, and the proud grandparents of “ ve grandchildren. Trenton Attorney Sheree H. Lancaster Announces Candidacy for Gilchrist County Judge ** Protect Your Home1-877-895-7149 Front and back doors protected Infrared Motion Detector Sensor Digital keypad with Police, Fire, Medical and Emergency buttons Warning Siren Control Panel with battery back-up Lawn Sign and Window decals A Home Is Burglarized Every 18 Seconds, Dont let yours be the next! FREE$850 Value!*Home Security System! $99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $35.99 per month ($1,295.64). Form of payment m ust be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Oer applies to homeowners only. 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Mitchs Gold & Diamonds Im retired!!!...But Ill think about itŽ is how Kathleen KathyŽ Corona responded four years ago to a request to volunteer at Williston Elementary School from neighbor, Lita Halchak. Halchak teaches 4th grade there, and Corona had just left the postal o ce with 23 years under her belt as a rural carrier based in Morriston. Halchak just knew this hard-working, loyal friend of hers would be a godsend in her classroom. is year she decided to nominate Corona to be WES Volunteer of the Year. Last ursday, Corona was honored for her donated time as the WES Volunteer of the Year for 2012-13. Originally from Ohio, this Catholic school graduate and her husband Jim moved to Pompano Beach after their marriage in 1965 where they managed 7-11 convenience stores before moving up to this area in 1979. Initially, Corona delivered papers for the Ocala Star-Banner before she began her career with the post o ce. Even after retiring, she is still involved in the carriers union and attends the yearly conventions. e Coronas have two children; their son is in Pittsburgh and their daughter in Trenton. ey have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She calls my students her kids,Ž said Halchak. [She] helps WES in many ways from working with students during daily curriculum activities such as classroom projects, class work, reading one-on-one, listening to groups of students read aloud, checking their work and answering their questions all the while challenging them to think out their reasoning. Students are always raising their hands to ask Miss Kathy for help.Ž Corona has even attended the required training for FCAT testing and has assisted Halchak the several times shes WES Selects Volunteer of the YearHolding her certi cate and a bouquet of owers, Kathleen KathyŽ Corona is anked by Marla Hiers, principal at Williston Elementary School; Lita Halchak, 4th grade teacher; and Angel Thomas, assistant principal. had to move to another classroom. Currently, Corona logs an average of “ ve hours per week. I like working with the kidsƒ learning right along with themƒwhether its projects, timed readingsƒI think its the ” exibilityƒjust the sheer joy of working with them,Ž said Corona. Every Friday she helps to sell dill pickles, a fundraiser for the Accelerated Reading Program.  ey call me the Pickle Fairy!Ž laughs Corona. (Yes, she has her very own pickle wand!) It also makes me feel good when Im out around town and my kids come up to me and introduce me to their parentsƒ is is Miss Kathy.Ž When shes not volunteering at WES or donating myriad hours to Holy Family Catholic Church, her local parish, Corona enjoys collecting and visiting lighthouses andƒcemeteries!  eres so much history at a cemetery,Ž said Corona. I have this really neat book, Americans Resting Place. In reading it, Ive learned the meaning of certain kinds of markers and such.Ž No matter what I have planned for that day,Ž said Halchak, Kathy is ready for the challenge. My students are special to her, and she loves each and every one, treating them as equals. ese characteristics are what make Kathy Corona so precious to me.Ž Congratulations to Kathleen Corona, WES Volunteer of the Year for 2012-13! „Submitted by Lisa Statham PosteraroJBE Selects Spring Safety RangersJBE Rangers are back at their posts and ready to continue to keep the Joyce Bullock Elementary children and campus safe. Our second grade teachers have selected new Rangers for the second semester. ese Rangers were selected according to a set criteria: being responsible, polite, hard working, passing if not excellent grades and came to school on time ready to learn and accept new challenges. ere are many boys and girls in second grade who met the expectations, so it was very di cult for teachers to narrow their selection down to two per class. e twenty new Rangers are listed below. We are excited about our new Rangers and look forward to them helping keep our campus and children safe. „Story and Photo by Melissa Lewis, Assistant Principal Front row: Anthony Piccarello, Coye Welborn, Daniela Hernandez, Sheri Hurd, Jamirya Days, Daniel Vance Middle Row: Haley Fox, Samantha Carswell, Shane Faircloth, Taylor McCurdy, Kalin Sims, Isabella Valiente, Jeremy Phillips Back Row: Samantha Padilla, Cole Chancey, Nolan Benton, Steven Sanchez, Carrie Tassel, Shayla Martinez, Jaimee Richardson

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www.levyjournalonline.com Levy L Levy L ife ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 33 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 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 editor@levyjournal.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. Found Photo Identi ed e very proud father of the little girl in last weeks Found Photo came by to identify her for us. Mr. Darryl Gunter says that is his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Gunter, receiving the rst place award at an art festival around 1990-91 in which Jennifer had made a twig basket. She was in the 4th grade then but now she is Jennifer Studstill, the wife of Josh Studstill of Chie and. Congratulations Jennifer on the art win and your marriage. Where does time go?Found Photo correction for the photo of 2-2-12Mrs. Phyllis Cowart came in to correct her identi cation of the win information for Chris Cowart in the photo of the Feb. 2 edition of the Journal. Chris was pictured as the purchaser of Ryan Barrs steer at the Suwannee River Fair. anks for the correction, Phyllis. e National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) will hold a nomination convention in conjunction with the North Carolina Watermelon Association Meeting on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2012 at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Sunspree, Wrightsville Beach, NC to nominate quali ed watermelon producers and watermelon handlers to ll open positions as directors of the Board. District 2 includes the Florida counties of Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Holmes, Jackson, Je erson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, Washington, and the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. e NWPB encourages all women, minorities and persons with disabilities who qualify as watermelon producers and handlers to attend the meeting and run for nomination to the NWPB. All watermelon producers and handlers in District 2 are encouraged to attend and vote to nominate their representatives to the NWPB. Nominations are submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Secretary of Agriculture makes the nal appointments to the NWPB. e newly appointed Board members term of o ce will begin on January 1, 2013, and end December 31, 2015. e Board members administer promotion and research programs for watermelon. e NWPB works to increase consumer demand for watermelon and expand domestic and foreign markets through its marketing, consumer public relations and education programs. e non-pro t Board works with an administrative sta to enact retail, foodservice and media promotions and research programs. All Board members are required to attend two meetings each year to become familiar with and develop the Boards variety of marketing, research and education programs. e NWPB represents about 2,200 commercial watermelon producers, handlers and importers that nance all of the Boards programs through assessments on watermelons as authorized by the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act. e 37-member Board is currently comprised of 14 producers, 14 handlers, 8 importers, and a member who represents the public. Board members are nominated by their peers, and nominations are submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes nal appointments to the Board. ese board members oversee all aspects of the Board, including setting policies and deciding how the Boards budget is invested in promotion, research and education programs. e USDAs Agricultural Marketing Service monitors the Boards operations. To be eligible for nomination, producers must grow 10 or more acres of watermelon, and handlers must be the rst handler of watermelon, according to 1210.306 and 1210.308 of the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan. e NWPB will allow proxy voting for Board nominees. Individuals wishing to vote by proxy should prepare signed, dated statements, including the proxy voters printed name, address, telephone number, identity as an importer, and the name of the individual authorized to cast the proxy vote. ese statements should be given to those authorized to cast the proxy vote, who will then provide the statements to the NWPB no later than March 9th, 2012. e producers and handlers appointed to the Board will represent the NWPBs interests throughout the district in meetings and other forums, and should be dedicated to supporting the Boards marketing, promotion, research and education programs. Additional information regarding the elections and nomination procedures may be obtained by contacting NWPB Director of Operations & Industry A airs Rebekah Dossett or Industry A airs Manager Andrea Smith toll-free at (877) 599-9595. National Watermelon Promotion Board Nominating for District 2 on Mar. 10Marine Corporal Rusty Wineberger came full circle when he visited with Manatee Division, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Yankeetown recently. When CPL Wineberger was a high school student in Citrus County, he heard about the Sea Cadets and joined Nautilus Division which was drilling at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown. Although he and several of his buddies knew they were going to join the Marines after they graduated from High School, they enjoyed the Advanced Trainings o ered to them in Sea Cadets. Since the Marine Corps is part of the Dept of the Navyit was a natural t. Returning from deployment in Afghanistan, the Marine asked if he could meet with Manatee Division Sea Cadets and share with them some of his experiences as a Marine and how his time in the Cadet Corps helped him as a Marine. Wineberger conducted a dress uniform inspection, led them in a run as well as Combat Conditioning physical trainings. He also had some classroom training time teaching them about the Marine Corps and answering questions. My buddy Jon Taylor and I loved being in Sea Cadets together! We had such good times here and became best friends in the Sea Cadets. ey were both leaders in the unit and went away to trainings together. Wineberger shared the painful reality of being a Marine when he told the cadets and o cers that his best friend CPL Jonathon Taylorand according to him, the best Marine he ever met was killed by an IED in Helmand Province in Afghanistan last year. He was thankful that local Cadets presented the fallen warriors family with a shadow box of CPL Taylors Sea Cadet achievements Manatee Division cadets enjoyed the interaction with the former Cadet Chief Petty O cer who came back home to share some wisdom. ey learned some of the ner details of close order drill and had fun going grunt games for their physical training. Wineberger said, Sea Cadets continues to pay o for me. It helped me through boot camp and I still remember and use lessons I learned while I was a cadet. Some of my best childhood memories were formed right here at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown. Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, Florida, on the second weekend of each month. To learn more about Sea Cadets, go to www.manateediv.org or call LTJG Dunn at 352-212-5473. Submitted by Katasha Cornwell, PIO Manatee Division, USNSCC Active Duty Marine Corporal Visits with Sea Cadets Sea Cadets with Marine Corporal Rusty Wineberger. Back Row from Left to Right: Waldrop, Goodpaster, Fraiser. Middle Row from Left to Right: Morrison, McCain, Hand, Pickard, Anderson. Front Row from Left to Right: McAvy, Vickers (Kimberly), Evans, Vickers, Guest, Guest, Pusey. Very Front: Mantlo, Wineberger Log Cabin QuiltersGoldie was always willing to help hand-quilt any time she was out on Thursdays. Goldie, you will be missed. e Log Cabin Quilters did not meet on ursday. Many of the members were at the Museum helping with inventory, cleaning, and moving things around. Inventory hopefully will be completed next week. If you have any items at the Museum, please contact Connie at 352/4932801 so you can go thru the list we will have of items we think may belong to you. Some of the items we have found may just have initials or rst or last name. We need to update the items and have your name, address and phone number on hand. Winnelle knew this but we dont. We were very saddened to learn that Goldie McHenry has passed away. She was a member of the group for many years and has several items at the Museum. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Gregg and six young men were out Tuesday to help restore the Museum. e Main room had been cleared and chairs were borrowed so Tuesday was the day to start getting things in place for the inventory count. anks Lancaster. e Board has not set the new hours or days that the Museum will be open. Best advice is to call rst if you are planning a visit. Volunteers are doing to the best they can get things back to normal, it just takes time.

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The Levy County Journal2BFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson 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.Bronson Town Council Meeting Feb. 20 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building. Friends of the Bronson Library Winter Book Sale Feb. 25Come join us for our Winter Book Sale on the porch of the Bronson Library on Sat., Feb. 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paperback books will be 10 cents and Hardback books will be 50 cents. Hope you can join us in helping to raise funds in support of the Bronson Library special projects. We are still taking book donations. For more information call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.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. 17, Open Studio; Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Photoshop elements with Ann Kamzelski; Feb 23, 10 a.m. Painting 101 with Sandi Allen;Feb. 29, 10 a.m. Cedar Key Painting in a day with Sandra AllenMar. 4-6, 9 a.m. Portraits with Maggie McClellan deadline to sign up Feb. 26; Mar. 8, 10 a.m. Painting 101 with Sandra Allen; Mar. 12, 1 p.m. Costume jewelry with Diane Charette; Apr. 2-3, 10 a.m. Altered Books with Lois Benningho ; 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. Feb. 12 Demo by Ray Hassard 3 p.m. March 3: Salute to Wildlife of Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges includes all mediums and open to the community. Due Feb. 28 by 5 p.m. 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 352/543-6520. Seating is limitedRefuge Photo-Walks Next one Feb. 21Michelle 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.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 worldclass 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 ShopYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 18 e Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is the place to be Saturday, February 18th. eir much anticipated Spaghetti Dinner extravaganza will be in full swing from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring your own wine or beer and join us at your neighborhood Bistro on 56th St, Yankeetown for a dining experience like no other. A delicious spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce, garlic bread, salad, co ee or tea awaits; $7.00 adults, $3.00 children under 12 and children under 5 are free. For those with a sweet tooth, a wonderful Italian dessert is waiting to nish o your meal. To continue your Italian dining experience at home, dont forget to pick up a few quarts of delicious sauce for $5.00 each. As with all our events, proceeds are given back to the community in our support of the AF Knotts Library, Yankeetown School, Fire and Rescue from Inglis and Yankeetown and many other worthwhile community causes.For those not able to make it to the Bistro, take-out orders are available, call the clubhouse 352/447-2057 to place your order. To add to the fun, the rift Shop will be open for your shopping pleasure. For questions call the club at 352/447-2057, Tues-Sat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.WILLISTONCruzin 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.City of Williston Annual Fly In & Car Show for LARC Mar. 3 e City of Williston will be hosting the annual Fly In and Car Show on Sat. Mar. 3 to bene t the Levy County Retarded Citizens (LARC) program. Pilots wanting to y in to showcase their planes will start the day. e Car Show will cruise through the city to Heritage Park and show o at the City of Williston FBO Building located at 1800 SW 18 Ave. from 3 to 8 p.m. is great event is open to all vehicles with trophies galore 50 Best of categories including a Peoples Choice and there will be a Split the Pot. Food will be served in Heritage Park with some Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 16 Low 3:25 AM -0.1 7:10 AM Rise 2:50 AM 37 16 High 10:37 AM 2.2 6:22 PM Set 1:28 PM 16 Low 2:43 PM 1.7 16 High 8:43 PM 3.3 F 17 Low 4:47 AM -0.3 7:09 AM Rise 3:46 AM 26 17 High 11:48 AM 2.4 6:23 PM Set 2:29 PM 17 Low 4:17 PM 1.5 17 High 10:05 PM 3.4 Sa 18 Low 5:47 AM -0.5 7:09 AM Rise 4:36 AM 17 18 High 12:30 PM 2.7 6:24 PM Set 3:30 PM 18 Low 5:28 PM 1.2 18 High 11:14 PM 3.5 Su 19 Low 6:33 AM -0.6 7:08 AM Rise 5:20 AM 10 19 High 1:04 PM 2.9 6:24 PM Set 4:30 PM 19 Low 6:22 PM 0.9 M 20 High 12:09 AM 3.6 7:07 AM Rise 6:00 AM 4 20 Low 7:11 AM -0.6 6:25 PM Set 5:29 PM 20 High 1:32 PM 3.1 20 Low 7:07 PM 0.6 Tu 21 High 12:56 AM 3.6 7:06 AM Rise 6:37 AM 1 21 Low 7:44 AM -0.5 6:26 PM Set 6:27 PM 21 High 1:57 PM 3.2 21 Low 7:47 PM 0.3 W 22 High 1:37 AM 3.6 7:05 AM Rise 7:10 AM 0 22 Low 8:14 AM -0.3 6:26 PM Set 7:22 PM 22 High 2:21 PM 3.3 22 Low 8:24 PM 0.1 Suwannee River EntranceTh 16 Low 3:43 AM -0.1 7:11 AM Rise 2:51 AM 37 16 High 10:43 AM 1.9 6:22 PM Set 1:28 PM 16 Low 3:01 PM 1.6 16 High 8:49 PM 2.9 F 17 Low 5:05 AM -0.3 7:10 AM Rise 3:47 AM 26 17 High 11:54 AM 2.1 6:23 PM Set 2:29 PM 17 Low 4:35 PM 1.4 17 High 10:11 PM 3 Sa 18 Low 6:05 AM -0.5 7:09 AM Rise 4:37 AM 17 18 High 12:36 PM 2.4 6:24 PM Set 3:30 PM 18 Low 5:46 PM 1.1 18 High 11:20 PM 3.1 Su 19 Low 6:51 AM -0.6 7:08 AM Rise 5:21 AM 10 19 High 1:10 PM 2.6 6:25 PM Set 4:31 PM 19 Low 6:40 PM 0.9 M 20 High 12:15 AM 3.2 7:07 AM Rise 6:01 AM 4 20 Low 7:29 AM -0.6 6:25 PM Set 5:30 PM 20 High 1:38 PM 2.7 20 Low 7:25 PM 0.6 Tu 21 High 1:02 AM 3.2 7:06 AM Rise 6:37 AM 1 21 Low 8:02 AM -0.5 6:26 PM Set 6:27 PM 21 High 2:03 PM 2.8 21 Low 8:05 PM 0.3 W 22 High 1:43 AM 3.2 7:05 AM Rise 7:11 AM 0 22 Low 8:32 AM -0.3 6:27 PM Set 7:23 PM 22 High 2:27 PM 2.9 22 Low 8:42 PM 0.1 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 16 Low 4:20 AM -0.1 7:09 AM Rise 2:49 AM 37 16 High 10:44 AM 2 6:21 PM Set 1:27 PM 16 Low 3:38 PM 1.6 16 High 8:50 PM 3 F 17 Low 5:42 AM -0.3 7:08 AM Rise 3:44 AM 26 17 High 11:55 AM 2.2 6:22 PM Set 2:28 PM 17 Low 5:12 PM 1.4 17 High 10:12 PM 3.1 Sa 18 Low 6:42 AM -0.5 7:07 AM Rise 4:35 AM 17 18 High 12:37 PM 2.5 6:23 PM Set 3:29 PM 18 Low 6:23 PM 1.1 18 High 11:21 PM 3.2 Su 19 Low 7:28 AM -0.6 7:06 AM Rise 5:19 AM 10 19 High 1:11 PM 2.6 6:23 PM Set 4:30 PM 19 Low 7:17 PM 0.9 M 20 High 12:16 AM 3.3 7:06 AM Rise 5:59 AM 4 20 Low 8:06 AM -0.6 6:24 PM Set 5:29 PM 20 High 1:39 PM 2.8 20 Low 8:02 PM 0.6 Tu 21 High 1:03 AM 3.3 7:05 AM Rise 6:35 AM 1 21 Low 8:39 AM -0.5 6:25 PM Set 6:26 PM 21 High 2:04 PM 2.9 21 Low 8:42 PM 0.3 W 22 High 1:44 AM 3.3 7:04 AM Rise 7:09 AM 0 22 Low 9:09 AM -0.3 6:26 PM Set 7:21 PM 22 High 2:28 PM 3 22 Low 9:19 PM 0.1 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 3% 3% 1% Steers under 600 lbs 32% 36% 33% Heifers over 600 lbs 1% 1% 2% Heifers under 600 lbs 28% 32% 31% Feeder cows 1% 1% 2% Slaughter cows 31% 24% 27% Bulls 4% 3% 4%Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1230-1510 1319 76.00-87.00 82.52 1200-1510 1325 85.00-97.00 90.73 HD Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 800-1190 1054 73.00-85.00 78.6 925-1190 1072 87.00-91.00 89.26 HD 850-1130 936 65.00-71.00 68.27 LD 1205-1590 1390 75.00-85.00 80.87 1200-1590 1396 83.00-93.00 86.58 HD Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 800-840 818 65.00-71.00 68.14 800-840 820 55.00-65.00 60.14 LD 850-1195 984 66.00-75.00 70.18 850-1195 936 55.00-65.00 60.14 LD 1205-1520 1338 68.00-76.00 72.17 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1110-1495 1369 85.00-99.00 91.07 1500-1955 1681 83.00-99.00 93.61500-1985 1686 99.00-105.00 101.57 HDFeeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 225 220.00-265.00 238.12 250-290 272 198.00-255.00 225.28 300-340 319 190.00-235.00 213.37 350-395 368 175.00-232.50 202.13 400-445 419 165.00-202.00 184.44 450-495 473 158.00-195.00 176.95 500-540 517 146.00-178.00 162.86 550-590 568 149.00-172.50 161.69 600-625 606 145.00-163.00 152.3 650-695 665 142.00-155.00 148.04 700-740 719 137.50-147.50 142.95 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 224 175.00-220.00 202.41 250-290 269 170.00-210.00 195.05 300-345 323 170.00-200.00 185.33 350-395 374 145.00-190.00 170.15 400-445 424 140.00-168.00 155.61 450-495 471 136.00-162.00 152.13 500-545 526 124.00-158.00 142.88 550-595 567 120.00-145.00 137.41 605-635 619 122.00-140.00 130.61 650-675 665 120.00-135.00 128.17 715-745 730 117.00-125.00 119.97 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 224 185.00-230.00 211.13 250-295 271 180.00-215.00 196.13 300-345 321 160.00-200.00 181.01 350-395 369 147.50-180.00 161.97 400-440 420 145.00-167.50 153.48 450-495 471 140.00-165.00 151.81 500-540 517 138.00-160.00 148.41 550-595 565 130.00-155.00 145.46 600-645 621 130.00-150.00 143 650-695 661 135.00-145.00 140.99 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-240 225 155.00-205.00 176.46 250-290 272 140.00-192.00 163.36 300-345 323 135.00-170.00 152.96 350-395 371 130.00-154.00 143.13 400-445 421 122.00-148.00 137.51 450-490 471 120.00-148.00 135.11 500-545 518 120.00-139.00 130.26 550-585 569 115.00-135.00 125.36 600-640 618 117.00-132.00 124.84 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 905-1080 993 80.00-100.00 88 1205-1285 1242 75.00-80.00 77.7 Cow Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 985-1040 1026 1100.00-1150.00 1112Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Feb 10, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 8 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 6,308 compared to 6,669 last week, and 5,348 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows 1.00 to 2.00 higher, bulls steady, feeder steers 3.00 to 5.00 higher, heifers 2.00 to 4.00 higher, replacement cows mostly steady.continued on page 3B e Federal/State Market News is slated to be discontinued as of June 30, 2012 due to budget cuts according to the North Florida Livestock Market in Lake City. is means no market reporters to report livestock prices to the USDA. From that we will get no Florida markets being reported on at any pricereporting venue. People who are buying and selling Florida cattle need the prices reported for customers across the nation. Price discovery starts at your local livestock market. Without reporting at the local level the whole system stops right there. According to the Florida Cattlemans Association, Floridas cattle industry ranks in the top 15 in the US. It is mostly cow/ calf production with very little feed-yard or processing capacity. Floridas ranchers are committed to conservation of the states natural resources. Cattle producers provide jobs for state residents and support a wide variety of businesses such as feed companies, equipment dealers and fertilizer manufacturers. Additionally, Floridas ranchers are strong supporters of Floridas youth. From county fairs to scholarship contests, they have worked hard to give back to the communities. If you are using the USDA Livestock Market Reports and do not want to lose that ability contact the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Adam Putnam, at his email address: Adam.Putnam@ freshfrom orida.com or mail at: Adam Putnam, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, e Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800 or call him at: (850) 4883022 e Levy County Journal supplies the Livestock Report because our reading audience asked for it and when it is not there we hear about it. Some people get it elsewhere or online. Either way, no one will get it if there is not some noise made to Commissioner Putnam. Make some noise if you value the Livestock Reports.USDA Livestock Market Reports Due to Be Cut

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The Levy County Journal 3BFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Workforce Mobile Resource Unit Regular Stops e Workforce Connections MRU will be at the following places on a regular basis: Bronson Public Library on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Williston Public Library on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. e o ces of Workforce are now in Chie and at 109 NW 3 Ave, just o Main St. (US 19) in the former US Post o ce building.WRPC Meeting Cancelled e regularly scheduled meeting of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Board of Directors for ursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. has been cancelled due to lack of business. e next meeting of the Board is scheduled for March 15, 2012Levy County Health Department Opens After-Hours Medical Care e Levy County Health Department will be providing afterhours medical care for minor injuries, illness, routine health care, physicals for work, sports or school on the last Wednesday of every month from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. is clinic is for those people that meet the eligibility requirements which include: having no insurance, being a Levy County resident, having an income less than 200% of poverty (for example: a family of 4 earning less than $44,700 per year). e health care is administered by licensed providers and members of the Levy County Medical Reserve Corp and the Levy County Health Department. e Levy County Health Department does NOT provide any pain management services at any of their clinics. ey also cannot provide services to children less than 12 years of age. e after-hours clinics provide no family planning, STD or maternity services but appointments can be made for these at our regular clinics. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted. e location for the after-hours clinic is at the Levy County Health Department at 66 West Main Street in Bronson. For more information or to make an appointment call: 352/486-5300.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., 352/528-2313; urs. 10 to 2 p.m. Call for appointmentZumba Classes in Levy CountyMondays First Baptist Church, Bronson, 6:15 p.m.; Holy Family Church, Williston, 6 p.m.; Chie and in old Curves next to Ralphs burgers 6 p.m. Tuesdays First Baptist Church, Williston, 6:30 p.m.; Chie and old Curves next to Ralphs 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays Lions Club, Williston, 6:15 p.m. ursdays First Baptist Church, Bronson, 6:15 p.m.; Holy Family Church, Williston, 6 p.m.; Chie and in old Curves next to Ralphs burgers 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Saturdays Chie and at old Curves next to Ralphs 12 noon. All classes are 1 hour long. Chie and classes are $5; Williston and Bronson $1.00 donation. For information call Lori at (352) 221-4634.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. Around the Nature Coast at the Bronson Restaurant at 157 Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. All party members and supporters are invited to attend this very important open meeting.Free Workshop for Veterans to Succeed in Civilian Job Market Feb. 28Retooling and Refueling for Success workshop put on by Workforce Connection is set for Feb. 28-March 1 in Lecanto. e three-day workshop features instruction and career tools to help veterans develop strategies and maintain focus during career transitions. is workshop begins at 8 a.m. and takes place in Building 2, Room 202 at CFs Lecanto campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway. In addition to the Retooling and Refueling workshops, Veterans Job Information services are available year round at the three Workforce Connection Centers in Chie and, Inverness and Ocala. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) provide priority services to veterans, including job placement, information about the local job market, assessments, referrals and help securing funds to complete training or retraining. To register for the Retooling and Refueling workshops for veterans, or for more details, contact Ellen Hayes, local veterans employment representative, at 352/840-5700, ext. 1416 or 800434-JOBS (5627), ext. 1416.CFEC Yard Sale to Bene t Relay For Life Mar. 2 & 3As part of their American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraising e orts for 2012, the employees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative will have a yard sale at the Old Warehouse located adjacent to the main o ce and behind the Hardees restaurant in Chie and. e yard sale, with goods donated by CFEC employees, will be Fri., Mar. 2, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sat., Mar. 3, from 7 a.m. until noon. All funds will go to the Relay for Life program, so plan to stop by the yard sale and help CFEC in their fundraising e orts.DAV Poker Run Mar. 17Saturday, Mar. 17 is the day to ride to bene t area veterans. e Disabled American Veterans are gearing up for the ride which starts at noon at the Chie and Flea Market and continues on through the tri-county area with stops at 19-99 Grill in Fanning Springs, Akins BBQ in Bell, BubbaQues in Cross City and ends at the Old Town Tavern in Old Town. e fee if registered by Mar. 1 is $15 for each rider and $5 for a co-rider. After Mar. 1 up to the day of the ride the fee is $20 for each rider and $10 for a co-rider. Proceeds go to area vets that need help. is is a local endeavor for local vets. And there are prizes with a trip to the Bahamas for rst place and $100 cash for second place but the bikes must be back in by 3 p.m. For more info call Fred at 352/493-9322 or Jerry at 352/339-0635.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; Linda Cochran at 352/4931742. Crystal River, Homosassa, Homosassa Springs March 20/21, 1 to 4:00 p.m., Coastal Region Library, 8619 W. Crystal St., Crystal River. Call Lou Harmin at 352/564-0933 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.Levy County Fair Apr. 12-15Preparations are underway for the 2012 Levy County Fair on Apr. 12 through 15 at the Williston Airport Industrial Park, just across from the Williston Horsemans Park. e Fair is still a few months away and there is a lot of planning underway. Please visit our web site at www. LevyCountyFair.com and click on the Creative Arts link to see all the Creative Arts categories from Baking and Food Preservation to Sewing and Hobby Crafts. We will have a complete Livestock Show. 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. tunes later on from Old Skool. Preregistration must be done by Feb. 22 for $15. After Feb. 22 the fee is $20. Come on down to Williston and enjoy the show and vote for your favorite ride. If you would like to register your car for the show, make your check out to LARC and send to the Williston Police Department, Attn: Car Show, 5 SW 1st Ave., Williston, FL 32696.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 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 Community Calendar continued from page 2B continued on page 9B continued on page 7B 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. 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The Levy County Journal4BFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 NATHANIEL THEODORE HUNTER January 24, 1947 January 12, 2012 Nathaniel eodore Ted Hunter of Chie and passed away on January 12, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospice in Inverness at the age of 64. He was born in Ocala to Raiford Hunter Sr. and Florida Buie Hunter on January 24, 1947. He grew up in Chie and and graduated from Williston Vocational High School in Williston. Mr. Hunter was an inspiring basketball player, a baseball player, a baseball and softball coach and a loving father. He retired from Florida East Coast Railroad, Jacksonville, Fla. after 30 years of service and moved to Chie and. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Bronson. Mr. Hunter was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Latasha Hunter (James) Timmons of Inverness; granddaughter, Laryana Strong of Gainesville; grandsons, James Timmons Jr. and Cameron Timmons of Ocala; three sisters: Doris Hunter (Willie) Jones, Sandra (Joseph) Wilcox and Bertha L. Allen of Chie and; one brother, Raiford (Michelle) Hunter of Bronson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held January 21, 2012 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bronson, (Rev. Jose Cuevas, Pastor) presided by Deacon Joe Eddie Scott and the eulogy by Elder Joseph L. Wilcox. BRET EMERY BRASWELL Bret Emery Braswell of Chie and passed away February 11, 2012 at his home at the age of 51. Born in Gainesville, he has spent his life in the Chie and and Cedar Key area. He was a sherman dealing mainly in clams and oysters. Bret also enjoyed hunting. Mr. Braswell was preceded in death by his father, Emery Braswell. He is survived by his best friend and soulmate, Denise Jones of Chie and; his mother and step father, Nancy and omas Olson of Chie and; sisters, Sabrina (Kelly) Sheppard of Chie and and Dana (Preston) Wilson of Mulford, Ga.; aunts, Gail Underwood of Chie and and Daira Sartain of Gainesville; and his nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his life was held at his mothers home on February 14, 2012. Arrangements are under the care of HiersBaxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com ANDRELL BRUCE GUNTER Mr. Andrell Bruce Gunter of Old Town passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Hospice of the Tri-Counties. He was 54. Mr. Gunter moved to Old Town from Winter Haven in October of 2005 after retiring from IMC Minerals and Chemicals in Mulberry, Fla.. He enjoyed gol ng, shing and playing poker. Mr. Gunter is survived by his sons, Je (Victoria) Gunter and Scott Gunter, both of Winter Haven; granddaughter, Charlotte; mother, Betty Gunter and Clyde Lovett of Old Town; brother, Joseph Gunter of Boynton Beach; and sister, Andrea Gunter of Old Town. A visitation for family and friends was held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home on Friday, February 10, 2012 between the hours of 6 and 8 pm. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. 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. Turner451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282of Bronson 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 CalendarDont Be Kissing Up to the devil Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug FlemingSt. 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 10Holy 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.Recorded MarriagesLong before I gave my heart to the Lord, Id already begun to grow weary of gigging in the nightclubs. Now dont get me wrong, I love picking and grinning as much as the next musician, but the whole Yee-hawing, cat calling, bar room brawling scene was really beginning to take its toll on me. I mean, how much second hand smoke can a man take? Some nights it was so thick, by last call a fellow could scarcely drag a comb through his mullet! Believe me; the title Lounge Lizard isnt nearly as glamorous as it sounds. Maybe the times were-a-changing. Karaoke DJs had become all the rage, and watching one of those guys pocket more than our whole band didnt boost a musicians morale one bit. en, of course, there is always that legendary night in Covington. Wed rolled into town to make our debut at a local road house on a sultry Saturday night. Right o we pinned their ears back with a rocking medley of six or seven songs. We scarcely even let them even come up for air. e locals had never seen the likes, but I reckon a rowdy bunch like that recognized a runaway party train when it chugged into town. ey hopped right on board and commenced sanding that dance oor down to a nub. Near the end of our second set, as if on cue, the crowd worked up an impromptu halftime show. Two ladies in the restroom, who had obviously ran into some irreconcilable di erences, spilled out onto the dance oor, clawing and cussing each other something erce. Eventually some brave souls waded in and broke it up, but now before theyd each wrenched out a st full of weave. We just kept on playing, though I was starting to wonder if we might not need to drag out our emergency roll of chicken wire. As the night wore on things continued to deteriorate. It was during our last set that it happened, the incident thatll be chuckled about in the halls of club-band folklore forever. An elderly lady, whod obviously engaged in her fair share of half-time festivities, evident by her toothy grin which was largely hit or miss, suddenly took it upon herself to head up the band heckling committee. Between every song her raspy smokers voice lled the gaps with taunts and requests for us to play some country and western. I tried to explain, We aint never played either of those! At one point I bent down to take a drink, and she hedged on up to my microphone and motioned like she needed to tell me a secret. Worried any rudeness might start another ruckus, I bent an ear forward. Big mistake! Quickern a croc snatching a wildebeest o banks of the Serengeti, she took hold of my ears and latched onto my lips like a two ton hydraulic leech! Ears or no, ruckus or not, I whipped free of her unsolicited lip lock and commenced spitting and spewing all over the stage. I threw my guitar down and stomped back to my amp to whip out my emergency half pint. I practically downed the whole thing in one desperate swallow! e whole place was laughing hysterically, especially my band mates, who Ive yet to fully forgive. I didnt care. I was too young to die. But anywayI reckon it all just goes to show you, if you hang out in the devils haunts long enough, hell nd a way to lay one on you! And believe me, you wont like it. If youre still hanging out in those type places I got some advice. Run! Get out while you still can. Jesus has a better life for you. MUCH BETTER! e Lord has since brought me out into the light and given me a fresh start. Im mighty beholding, so Im obeying the scripture below, and exposing my own shame here in hopes you wont have to learn the hard way too. (Take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, but instead, rebuke and expose them. It would be shameful even to mention here those pleasures of darkness which the ungodly do. But when you expose them, the light shines in upon their sin and shows it up, and when they see how wrong they really are, some of them may even become children of light! Ephesians 5:11-13 NLT) God wants us all to become children of light, and I can prove it. You see, not only did He rescue me, He saved my whole band. Yep, after that, we all got right with the Lord! Were still picking and grinning together too, although we carry a di erent kind of emergency kit now, playing for the Lord and all. My new kit says I should forgive my band for laughing at me that night. Im still working on it. Please keep this story hush-hush. Its kind of embarrassing. Plus I dont want that dear old lady to come tracking me down. Ive got too much to live for now. Im praying for her, hoping shell nd the Lord, and maybe a good dentist. But Id like to continue to do it from a respectable distance. Guy She eld You can visit Guy She eld at his website www.butanyway. org, or email him at sfm4christ@gmail.com. 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 February 1, 2012Chris Cagle Lowrey, 12/29/42, to Vicki Lynn Baker, 11/29/58, both of Cedar Key.Card of Thanks e family of William (Bill) She eld Jr. would like to thank everyone for their calls, prayers, cards and food during our time of sadness. Everything was gratefully appreciated. ank you, e Family of Bill She eld e family of Goldie McHenry would like to thank our friends and neighbors for their prayers, cards, food and many acts of kindness during her illness and death. Card of Thanks

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The Levy County Journal 5BFebruary 16, 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. ---------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. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-2010-CA000306 Division CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MICHELLE WASKOM A/K/A MICHELLE A. WASKOM A/K/A MICHELLE WASCOM BRANNAN, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MICHELLE WASKOM A/K/A MICHELLE A. WASKOM A/K/A MICHELLE WASCOM BRANNAN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 7665 NE 185TH TERRACE WILLISTON, FL 32696 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE WASKOM A/K/A MICHELLE A. WASCOM A/K/A MICHELLE WASCOM BRANNAN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 7665 NE 185TH TERRACE WILLISTON, FL 32696 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: LOTS 3 & 4, BLOCK 74, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 67, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 710 NE 147TH TERRACE, WILLISTON, FL 32696 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul M. Messina, Jr. of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 2290900, on or before March 23, 2012, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: February 8, 2012. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Danny J. Shipp P.O. Drawer 610 Bronson, Florida 32621 By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Jan Phillips at (352) 374-374-3648 within 7 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. Pub.: Feb. 16, 23, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 38-2012-CP -000007 IN RE: ESTATE OF FERNANDO LAFAYETTE McELROY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FERNANDO LAFAYETTE McELROY, deceased, whose date of death was December 11, 2011, File Number 38-2012CP-000007, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32626. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is February 16, 2012. Personal Representative: DENISE McELROY a/k/a DENISE ANNETTE KOSS 7350 NW 110th Street Chiefland, Florida 32626 Attorney for Personal Representative: R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP Florida Bar No. 110207 LAW OFFICE OF R. LUTHER BEAUCHAMP Attorney for Personal Representative 19 NE Third Street Post Office Box 10 Chiefland, FL 32644 Telephone: 352/493-2525 Pub.: Feb. 16, 23, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public workshop to which all interested persons are invited: Tiger Bay Club Lunch Meeting: Presentation on Polk Countys water, present and future. SWFWMD Governing Board members are invited to participate in the presentation and discussion. DATE/TIME: Monday, February 27, 2012; 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Peace River Country Club, 150 Idlewood Avenue, Bartow FL 33830 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: T iger Bay Club Laura@ TigerBayPolk.com or 863604-6164. For more information, you may contact: Lou. Kavouras@watermatters. org or (1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4604 (Ad Order EXE0195) Pub.: Feb. 16, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Governing Board Meeting, Committee Meetings and Public Hearing: Consider SWFWMD business. Some Board members may participate in the meeting via communications media technology. The 9 a.m. meeting will be preceded by a recognition breakfast for former employees beginning at 8 a.m. DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 28, 2012; 8:00 a.m. (this is a change of time from the published agenda) PLACE: SWFWMD Headquarters, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville FL 34604 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Dis abilities Act, any person requiring reasonable ac commodations to participate in this workshop/ meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMDs Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoor dinator@ swfwmd.state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: LuAnne. Stout@watermatters.org or 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4605 (Ad Order EXE0196). Pub.: Feb. 16, 2012.---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: SWFWMD Governing Board Surplus Lands Subcommittee Meeting: Consider committee business including review of staff recommendations for potential surplus of SWFWMD lands in Charlotte, DeSoto, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Board members and Advisory Committee members may attend. Some Board members may participate in the meeting via communications media technology. DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 7, 2012; 10 a.m. PLACE: Sarasota County Administration Building Commission Chambers; 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota FL 34236 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/ meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMDs Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 346046899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd. state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Cheryl. Hill@watermatters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0197). Pub.: Feb. 16, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF REVISED DATES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS and WORKSHOPS OF THE NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) announced 2012 meeting schedule originally published in January for the NFBA Board of Directors for all interested persons to attend has changed. The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The NFBA will hold the following public meetings: NFBA Policy and Operations Committee meetings will meet at 10 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month of 2012 and the October meeting previously advertised incorrectly as the 12th will be held on the 31st at the Program Management Offices, 164 NW Madison St., Ste. 103, Lake City Florida. An informational workshop originally schedule to be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 22 will be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 27, 2012 at Quail Heights Country Club in the Club House Hall, 161 SW Quail Heights Terrace, Lake City, FL The NFBA Board of Directors meeting will be held to conduct general business of the NFBA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the NFBA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding or have any questions please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the NFBA Board at (386) 438-5042 at least two (2) business days prior to the date of the meeting. Pub.: Feb. 16, 2012. ----------REQUEST FOR INFORMATION The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) announces a Network Operator Request for Information to which all interested parties are invited to respond. The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The NFBA is issuing this Network Operator Request for Information (RFI) to prospective network operators for NFBAs broadband middle microwave network, and to any other parties interested in promoting the success of NFBAs mission. Through this RFI, NFBA will gather information from interested parties to support the development of a Request for Proposals for a Network Operator. The official Network Operator RFI document can be requested by emailing Faith Doyle at fdoyle@nfba.net. Please submit your responses to Faith Doyle at NFBA by February 22, 2012 as described in RFI Section 6, Response Guidance. Thank you for your consideration of this Request. 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The Levy County Journal6BFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 6, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick Tummond Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Mr. Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. EXPENDITURES Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106619-106725 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 1,178,923.44 ROAD 95,062.25 SHIP 13,260.00 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 71.97 TRANSPORTATION 307.52 911 14,000.00 COURT FACILITIES 15.00 EMS 20,781.50 FIRE 18,978.07 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 320.92 UTILITIES 438.09 COMMUNICATION 1,035.93 LANDFILL 2,353.31 TOTAL $ 1,345,548.00 MINUTES e following minutes were presented for Board approval: Budget Workshop held July 11, 2011 Budget Workshop held July 14, 2011 Regular Meeting held September 30, 2011 Regular Meeting held October 4, 2011 Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the above listed minutes as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. KENTUCKY COLONEL PRESENTATION A presentation of the Kentucky Colonel Award was made by Barbara Blackburn on behalf of her husband Claude Blackburn to Lou Elliott Jones. She then explained the origin of the Kentucky Colonel Award to the Board. VFW Ivan Chubb requested the Board recognize the Sons of AmVets Squadron 88 for their service to our Veterans; speci cally the December 3rd luncheon for homeless veterans at the Honor Residence in Gainesville. ere are also plans for a wreath placement ceremony at Rosemary Cemetery in conjunction with the National Wreaths Across America to honor our deceased Veterans on December 10th at 12:00. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Board Chairman signing a letter to the Sons of AmVets Squadron 88 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. PUBLIC HEARING Tim Haines Gray, Ackerman & Haines, PA HUD Section 108 application. Mr. Haines spoke to the Board on behalf of Steven H. Gray regarding a HUD Section 108 application and requested approval of a resolution approving and authorizing submission of an application with the U.S. Department of Housing. He stated Gray, Ackerman & Haines, P.A. are representing Whitestone Capital Partners on a proposed project in Ocala to build an Assisted Living Facility which will have 60 assisted living units, 40 independent living units and 20 Alzheimers units. e planned funding for this project is about $5 million in equity from the developer and $14 million in guaranteed HUD loans to the developer for this project. e HUD loans will come through the CDBG. Since Levy County is a non-assessed community, unlike Marion County and the City of Ocala, it gets its funding through the State. Upon Levy County authorizing application of these funds, they can become directly available to the developer once approval is granted by the State of Florida and HUD National. e bene t to Levy County and the reason it is asked to participate in this project is: 1. Levy County is adjacent to Marion County. 2. Levy County, like Marion County is an underserved county for Senior Services.LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 6, 20113. By virtue of the provision of funds based upon its request, Levy County residents will get priority in the beds and units in the Senior Housing Facility, equivalent to 86%. 4. is will not compete with any private enterprises. Comm. Stevens asks if there is anyone in the audience to speak for or against this item. Mr. Scho eld asks a question regarding the 86% available to Levy County residents Barney Cannon stated he has doubts regarding this proposal and is against it. e Commissioners then asked questions to Mr. Haines and the Public Hearing was closed at 9:32 A.M. SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Connie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections A. Appointment of County Commissioner to the Canvassing Board. Mrs. Asbell requested approval of Comm. Bell and Comm. Stevens to be appointed to the Canvassing Board for the 2012 election cycle. Comm. Bell made a motion the appoint Comm. Bell and Comm. Stevens to the Canvassing Board as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. 911 ADDRESSING Mike West, 911 Addressing Coordinator A. Request approval for the CenturyLink Evergreen Software contract. is contract provides coverage on the Evergreen for 10/23/11 10/22/12. Mr. West requested Board approval of the CenturyLink Evergreen Software contract for their 911 system. e cost of the Evergreen, $15,012.99 is covered by a grant received from the State E911 Board. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the renewal of the contract as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATOR Fred Moody, County Coordinator A. Redistricting update, present proposed map. Mr. Moody presented a proposed updated redistricting map to the Commissioners, explaining adjustments to some of the District lines. B. Request motion to adopt resolutions 2011-64 and 2011-65 electing to withdraw from the Public Risk Management pool. Mr. Moody requested approval of Resolutions 2011-64 and 201165 electing to withdraw from the Public Risk Management pool and suggested the Board to go out for bids for both. Atty. Brown explained notifying Public Risk Management is the rst step to inform them we will be going out for bids. A second notice would need to be sent in order to leave Public Risk Management and, if not, Levy County would stay in the pool. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolutions 2011-64 and 2011-65 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. PUBLIC SAFETY David Knowles, Director A. Requesting a transfer of three Levy County Transit Supervisors vehicles to the Department of Public Safety. All three vehicles have clear titles. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of an agreement allowing shared usage of a Public Safety owned bariatric unit with the Transit Department and the following vehicle transfers: Transfer from Public Safety to Road Department one surplus ambulance vehicle. Remove from Public Safety inventory an S-10 Blazer which is no longer usable and o er it to any other Department, if they can use it. Transfer three vehicles from Transit to Public Safety. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the vehicle transfers as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT James Shields A. Request approval of the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Support Grant. Mr. Shields requested on behalf of Ms. Painter Board approval of the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Support Grant. Mr. Moody explained the total amount is $69,223 and the Countys portion is $6,922. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application of the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Support Grant as presented. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval for amendment #3 of the Medicaid NonEmergency Agreement between the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Commission and the Levy County Board of County Commission; purpose of the amendment is a net increase of $10,498. Mr. Shields requested Board approval of Amendment #3 of the Medicaid Non-Emergency Subcontracted Transportation Provider Agreement between the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Commission and the Levy BOCC. Mr. Moody explained the agreement is increased by $10,498 and the monthly breakdown is listed in the agreement. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Amendment #3 of the Medicaid Non-Emergency Subcontracted Transportation Provider Agreement as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Request approval to purchase three (3) vehicles from the Florida Sheri s Association Bid Award. Mr. Shields requested Board approval to purchase three vehicles from the Florida Sheri s Association Bid Award. He explained these three vehicles would replace the three vehicles to be donated to the Public Safety Department. After review of the vehicle quotes and discussion by the Commissioners, this item was TABLED with a request for comparable quotes from local vendors of basic vehicles with no extras. D. Request to donate one 2003 bus (wrecked and salvaged) to Suwannee Valley Transit; Gwen Pra. Mr. Shields requested Board approval for the Transit Department to donate a 2003 bus which has been wrecked and is currently located at the Road Department to Gwen Pra at Suwannee Valley Transit. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve donation of the 2003 bus as requested to Gwen Pra at Suwannee Valley Transit. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. SHIP Dick Tummond A. Request motion to approve Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Christine J. Campbell, PA #508. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement for Christine J. Campbell in the amount of $13,260. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Loan Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. SOLID WASTE Benny Jerrels, Director A. Request approval for the 2011-12 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement. Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval of the Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement. e grant amount is $70,588. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application of the Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement for State Assistance and authorize the Chair to sign the agreement. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS Comm. Johnson reported there is now funding for broadband so this is now back up and going. e Levy County School Foundation Gala will be coming up on January 28th in Chie and. He will give more details as the date approaches. Comm. Johnson stated he would like to set date for a workshop for Commissioners to discuss their goals and priorities for the upcoming year. e Commissioners agreed to meet on January 3rd following the Regular Board meeting that day and each Commissioner will submit their ideas to the Board o ce by December 16th so it can be included with the agenda packets for the December 20th regular Board meeting for each Commissioner to review. Comm. Bell reported there was a good turnout at the Chie and Christmas parade held this past Saturday. Comm. Joyner announced there would be a bene t sh fry lunch this Friday to help two families within the courthouse dealing with cancer. Donations are accepted. PUBLIC COMMENTS Barney Cannon spoke of ALF and stated it seems this out t is dependent on our support to get going. He stated he would like to have the facility in Levy County, rather than Marion County. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:35 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny StevensMarion County Health Dept. Terminates Rabies AlertOn December 7, 2011, the Marion County Health Department Director issued a rabies alert for a location within Marion County, Fla. We have not had a con rmed case of rabies in over sixty (60) days in this area. erefore, the Marion County Health Department is terminating the Rabies Alert, # 0006/11. Even though the alert is being terminated, all citizens are asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in our county. We remind all citizens to make sure that their domestic animals have a current rabies vaccination record, keep the lid on any garbage cans, and do not leave any pet food out that can attract wild animals. Chie and attorney, Cyndee Munkittrick wants to be your Levy County Judge. Cyndee graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and opened a private law rm in Chie and in 1996. She and her husband, the late omas (Tom) A. Munkittrick, were law partners in the Munkittrick Law Firm in Chie and until Tom's death in 2003. Cyndee is well versed in all aspects of the law. In her law practice, Cyndee has assisted clients in matters of administrative hearings and licensing law, criminal defense in felony and misdemeanor matters, real estate, probate matters, small claims, landlord tenant cases, dependency, divorce, child support, child custody, insurance law, personal injury and large civil law cases. She has practiced in county and circuit court in nine di erent counties and has successfully argued cases before the District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. Cyndee said, "I believe in order to preside over such cases, it is imperative to have experience in them. And that is why Im well quali ed for this position: I have extensive courtroom experience in a wide variety of legal matters."Cyndee has not only the experience, but also the knowledge of our community. "Our past helps de ne who we are and our overall values," Cyndee said. "It's important to anticipate and prepare for the changes of the future, while preserving our values." She's been a part of this community and owned property in Levy County for more than 40 years. Cyndee moved to Levy County in 1972 and her mother, sister, brother and their families all call Levy County home. Shes watched our county grow and change during the past forty years and says its important we elect our Judge, rather than allow someone in Tallahassee to decide for us.She promises, If elected I will treat all who come before me with the utmost fairness and respect. I will carefully listen to both sides of a disagreement and then base a fair and reasoned decision on the facts presented. She said, I will use only those facts and apply the law as drafted by our elected o cials rather than attempt to create new law. Being in public service is nothing new to Cyndee. In 1974 she, along with many other Levy Countians, volunteered for the U.S. Army Reserves. She's been a volunteer in many local organizations, giving back and helping to make our county a better place to live and raise our families. Cyndee is a member of the First Methodist Church in Chie and. Levy County deserves a judge who has spent decades as a local resident and who has a vested interest in keeping our community a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to raise our families.She and Tom have three children who all attended Levy County Schools. Today they have ve grandchildren. Michael Munkittrick and his wife Karrie live in Gainesville with their two daughters, Coral and Soleil. Natasha Munkittrick Allen and her husband Patrick live in Old Town with their two sons, Hunter and Austin. Andy Munkittrick and his wife Kate live in St. Petersburg with their daughter, Eve. Cyndee is the daughter of Erline Stutsman and the late Robert Stutsman of Chie and, and the sister of Cherri Prevatt (Lewis) and Kirk Stutsman (Lois), both of Chie and. Cyndee Munkittrick Announces Bid For Levy County Judge

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The Levy County Journal 7BFebruary 16, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Across1. Emergency vehicle 10. Eyeball benders (2 wds) 15. ose with sound judgment 16. Opticians rouge 17. ose who are con ned in wartime 18. Lingo 19. Directly 20. How ___! 21. W African storytellers 22. Bent 23. Protein particles responsible for degenerative diseases of the nervous system 24. ___ and Hardy 27. Amalgam 28. Buenos ___ 29. Small tart tree fruit 33. I had no ___! 34. Be bombastic 35. Hip bones 36. Discuss an issue from a di erent point of view 38. Considers 39. Daughter of Saturn 40. Take back 41. Vascular inner layer of skin 43. Supergarb 44. Pranksters 45. Kill, in a way 46. Long-jawed sh 49. Old World plants, such as cuckoopint 50. Condiment on lamb (2 wds) 52. Lure 53. Person who attacks another 54. Flip, in a way 55. Came in again Crossword Puzzle1. Bone-dry 2. Restaurant options 3. Diminish 4. Its no ___! 5. Large motor vehicles with at platforms 6. Yearly 7. Demands 8. Algonquian Indian 9. Cousin of -trix 10. Egg-shaped instrument 11. Object valued for evoking a historical time (2 wds) 12. About 1% of the atmosphere 13. Laugh-a-minute folks 14. Makes lace 21. Cousin of a loon 22. Hansel and Gretels trail marks (2 wds) 23. Braids 24. Animal house 25. Assistant 26. Carbamide 27. Chutzpah 29. Algonquin Indians 30. Guilty, e.g. 31. Describe 32. ___ of Eden 34. Gold braid 37. 1919 world heavyweight champion 38. Sediment 40. Wicker material 41. Egyptian corn 42. Small ornamental ladies bags 43. Perfume 44. Street eet 45. Workbench attachment 46. ___ gum, used as thickening agent in food 47. Bad marks 48. Abbr. after many a generals name 50. Fold, spindle or mutilate 51. A pint, maybe 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 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. DUNNELLON-RAINBOW 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 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.Art in the Park Mar. 3 & 4Art in the Park returns to Rainbow Springs State Park on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. is years show and sale will include artists from the Nature Coast Painters, Ocala Digital Art Group, the Ocala Art Group, Gallery East and Florida Artists Gallery. As in previous years there will be an assortment of art work from framed pictures to small cards, something in all price ranges. Jewelry will also be available. Weather permitting; there will be artists through out the park painting and willing to discuss their techniques and materials. is is the longest running event held at Rainbow Springs and is always planned when many of our gardens will be in bloom, in spite of out ckle weather. Come enjoy a lovely day in the park and visit with these talented people. Remember that they contribute 20% of their sales to the Friends of Rainbow Springs. Admission to the park is $2.00. Our concession is temporarily closed, so bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. For information call 4658555.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 352/8602598.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 352/7952884 or Hospice of Citrus County at 352/5272020.CHIEFLANDChie 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.. Invitations have been sent out but if for any reason you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend please contact the Chamber o ce. Due to limited space available all reservations need to be made by Feb. 24th. 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 adm@anotherwayinc.net 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.COLLEGE OF CENTRAL FLORIDACNA Refresher Course at CF Levy Center Mar. 19-28 e College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a Refresher Course for Certi ed Nursing Assistants on Mon., Mar. 19 for nonpracticing Certi ed Nursing Assistants who would like to re-enter the eld and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to retake the state licensure exam. e class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 19 through 28, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., is $149 and no textbook is required. Enroll in person at the Levy Center, Community Calendar continued from page 4B114 Rodgers Blvd., Chie and, or online at CFItraining.cf.edu (select Levy noncredit classes). Deadline for enrollment is Fri., Mar. 9. e college will be closed for spring break March 12-16.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 Bell, 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. Earn (and Keep) More MoneyBy Kay LouderSocial Security District Manager, Gainesville, Fla.You probably already know that there was an increase in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) monthly payments at the beginning of the year. If you receive monthly Social Security or SSI payments, you received a 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment beginning with your payment for the month of January 2012. For people who receive Social Security retirement bene ts, theres more good news. In addition to receiving a little more each month, you may now earn more income without o setting your bene ts because the earnings test numbers also have gone up. If you have reached your full retirement age (age 66 for anyone born between 1943 and 1954), the earnings test does not apply and you may earn as much money as you can without any e ect on your bene ts. However, if you are younger than full retirement age, collecting bene ts and still working, we do o set some of your bene t amount after you reach a certain earnings limit. For people under full retirement age in 2012, the annual exempt amount is $14,640, and if you do reach that limit, we withhold $1 for every $2 above that limit from your monthly bene t amount. For people who retired early, continue working and will obtain full retirement age in 2012, the annual exempt amount is $38,880 and we will withhold $1 for every $3 you earn over the limit from your monthly bene ts. You can learn more about the earnings test and how bene ts may be reduced by visiting our website, www.socialsecurity.gov, and searching on the topic earnings test. Find out what your full retirement age is at our Retirement Age page, www. socialsecurity.gov/pubs/ageincrease.htm You also may want to read our publication, How Work A ects Your Bene ts. Its available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10069.html

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Photo courtesy of Elizabeth C. Phillips, Digital Media Jahleel Penny (#10) and Gavyn Thomas (#24) defend the basketball goal with Ty Barber (#13) looking on. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth C. Phillips, Digital Media Javonta Jones (#21) shoots over Ty Barber (#13), Christopher Saxon (#5), and Linwood Shouse (#23). Photo courtesy of Elizabeth C. Phillips, Digital Media Gavyn Thomas (#24) shoots with Linwood Shouse (#23) and Ben Landon (#12). Photo courtesy of Elizabeth C. Phillips, Digital MediaWilliston High School Softball Schedule 2011/2012Date Opponent Location Time DepartFeb. 16 Dixie County Cross City 5:00/7:00 2:30 Feb. 17 Keystone Williston 5:00/7:00 Feb. 21 Interlachen Interlachen 4:30/6:30 2:30 Feb. 24 Ft. White Ft. White 5:00/7:00 2:30 Mar. 2 Keystone Keystone Heights 5:00/7:00 2:30 Mar. 6 Suwannee Williston 5:00/7:00 Mar. 8 Ft. White Williston 5:00/7:00 Mar. 9 Santa Fe Santa Fe 5:00/7:00 3:00 Mar. 12 Chie and Williston 5:00/7:00 Mar. 16 Newberry Williston 6:00 Mar. 20 Interlachen Williston 5:00/7:00Archery in the Schools Tournament in Newberry on Feb. 25On Saturday, February 25 the Florida National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) will be conducting their 5th annual State Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex at 24880 NW 16 Ave., Newberry, FL 32669. e NASP expects 200 kids from around the state to shoot in the live tournament, where their scores will be compared to those schools that competed virtually, due to budget issues, and winners will be announced that day. e NASP is an archery program introduced into the school system in conjunction with the FWC and the Easton Foundation, a non-pro t founded by James L. Easton for the purpose of training and developing a pool of world class archers able to compete at the highest levels. e Easton Newberry Sports Complex (ENSC), the venue for this years 5th Annual State Tournament, is located in Newberry just 16 miles west of Gainesville. ese centers foster new growth, and provide coordinated trainings for archers and coaches. Indoor and Outdoor archery events and tournaments are scheduled at the Archery Center year-round. e Easton Foundation also contributes to grants for the NASP School Equipment Grant Program to help more schools get on board for archery to the students. For more information on how to get a grant for your area school or to learn more about this great program go to MyFWC.com/NASP or contact Steven R. Robbins, FWC Archery Programs Coordinator for the North Central Region FWC at 3377 East U.S. Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055, or call him at (386) 754-1655, or email: steven.robbins@MyFWC. com