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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 34 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 5ASee page 2A Primary Election: August 14, 2012 Early voting dates: Aug. 4 through Aug. 11 Mon. Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Sat. Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 421 S Court Street in Bronson. Election Day Aug. 14 Tues. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voter registration deadline: July 16, 2012. General Election: November 6, 2012 Early voting dates: Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 Mon Sat 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Election Day Nov. 6 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voter registration deadline: October 9, 2012. ere are three ways to cast your ballot: by mail, at an early voting location or at your precinct on Election Day. Forms of photo identi cation accepted at polling places include: Florida drivers license, Florida identi cation card issued by the Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, U.S. passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, or public assistance ID.Voting Information for Levy CountyCurrent Candidates: O ce Candidate Party Clerk of Court Wilbur Dean Rep. Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp Dem. Sheri Noel Desmond Rep. Sheri Bobby McCallum Rep. Sheri Evan Sullivan Rep. Property Appraiser Osborn Barker Rep. Tax Collector Linda Fugate Dem. Superintendent of Schools Robert Hastings Rep. Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones Rep. County Commission Dist. 1 Jason Kennedy Rep. County Commission Dist. 1 John Meeks Rep. O ce Candidate Party County Commission Dist. 3 Joseph Cino, Jr. Rep. County Commission Dist. 3 Mike Joyner Rep. County Commission Dist. 3 Al Macri Dem. County Commission Dist. 3 Jack Scho eld NPA County Commission Dist. 3 Michael Andrew White Rep. County Commission Dist. 5 Danny Stevens Dem. School Board Dist. 2 Christopher Cowart NPA School Board Dist. 2 Billy Hinote NPA School Board Dist. 2 Kyle Quincey NPA School Board Dist. 2 Dennis Voyles NPA School Board Dist. 4 Page Brookins NPA County Judge James T. Browning NP County Judge Cyndee Munkittrick NPSRWMD Executive Director Resigns By Kathy HilliardEditorMost of us have grown up near the wonderful waters of Florida and remember being told if something bad happens do not leave the boat. And time and time again we read of people who just could not wait and decided to go for help, only it did not work out so well for them. Well this time some boaters did stay with the boat and the Coast Guard found them clinging to their capsized 16-foot catamaran just two miles southeast Atsena Otie Key, about a mile o shore. e Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg had received a transferred 911 call at 7 p.m., Sunday, from a concerned family member, according to the Coast Guard news. e reporting source stated three men, ages: 53, 40 and 16 years old were overdue from a sailing trip. And most importantly the mariners had no required emergency items no motor, lights, electronics or emergency equipment aboard. is case could of turned out di erently, said Richard Hutchinson, a Coast Guard search and rescue coordinator at Sector St. Petersburg. ese mariners are lucky to be alive; a case like this highlights how fast an emergency at sea, even one close to shore, can turn into a life or death situation. e Coast Guard launched a JJ-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter from Air Station Clearwater to the area the mariners were supposed to be traveling in and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Levy County also sent o cers and a marine unit to assist with the search. On Sunday there was a small-craft advisory throughout the day with winds of about 20 knots and gust of up to 30 knots with seas 2 to 3 feet. e boat had capsized about 5 p.m. Sunday and the boaters were rescued by a rescue swimmer lowered from the Jayhawk at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20. ere were no injuries reported and the boaters were taken to Air Station Clearwater by EMS. Last nights search conditions were very di cult, added Hutchinson. A hand-held radio or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) could have saved all involved several hours in a hostile marine environment. e Coast Guard reminds all mariners no matter how far youre sailing o shore, have proper emergency life saving equipment on your vessel. Coast Guard to the Rescue for Boaters o Cedar KeyOwl Mocker A tale of Seminole trade continuedcontinued on page 8A Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director David Still announced yesterday he is leaving the agency after 18 years of service. He will submit an o cial letter of resignation to the governing board this week. It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the Suwannee district for the past four years, said Still, who was appointed to the post in February 2008. Our district faces many challenges in terms of protecting our water supply and improving water quality, and we have an outstanding, dedicated sta who Im con dent will carry our programs forward to meet those challenges, he added.In tendering his resignation, Still said he will remain at the District until May 1. Prior to his appointment as executive director, Still served as the Districts legislative liaison. He reviewed legislation and assisted in the development of state water policy. Before joining the District, Still was employed at the St. Johns River Water Management District as a professional engineer in the Department of Resource Management. e governing board has not yet announced its plans or process for lling the executive director position. submitted Fanning Springs after the sediment removal. Fanning Springs Makes Room for ManateesContracted diver Charles Boone of Fla. Fill & Grading Inc gathers sediment using a giant vacuum. Photos by Ron MezichBy FWC with photos by Ron MezichIf you restore Fanning Springs to its historic depths by removing sediment, more manatees will be able to use this shimmering spot on the Suwannee River. at was the idea behind the project to clear the bottom of Fanning Springs, and it quickly came true. As the project was going on, more and more manatees were showing up at Fanning Springs. We went from two to four manatees to eight or 12, said Ron Mezich, who works on manatees and aquatic habitat at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Fanning Springs may feel cold to us, but it is 70 to 72 degrees, and for manatees in wintertime, it is a warmwater refuge. Manatees cant survive for long in water below 68 degrees. e recently completed project to remove sediment from the springs was a cooperative e ort among the FWC, e Nature Conservancy and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which manages Fanning Springs State Park. From early November 2011 through early January 2012, underwater cleaning of the springs was done by a scuba diver using a hand-held device resembling a giant Looking for Driver of a Red 1998 Dodge Durango Fatally Hit another Driver and then Ran on Monday Night Feb. 20 in Ocala. Call 1-800-387-1290 For more details Special section C inside with some old BoCC minutes and the latest ones from the Levy County Journal, recording on paper for posterity the records of Levy County.
The Levy County Journal2AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Gillyard, Cordell A Trenton FTA PETIT LARCENY $2,000 BOND Haynes, Shantel L Williston FTA LARCENY 300-L/5,000 $25,000 BOND Head, Billy Ray Jr Williston FTA PETIT LARCENY $2,000 BOND Hurd, Joshua A Gainesville FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY $5,000 BOND Brown, Leroy Jr Archer FTA POSSESS L/20GM MARIJUANA $2,000 BONDLevy Countys Most WantedCannon, Eugene Jehue, 78, OF Inglis: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Carlisle Jr., omas Joseph, 19, of Bronson: VIOLATION OF AN INJUNCTION OF PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; FAILURE TO APPEAR. Champion, John Christopher, 22, of Chie and: ROBBERY WITH A WEAPON; AGGRAVATED BATTERY ON A PERSON USING A DEADLY WEAPON. Collins, Stanley Charles, 38, of Northwest Reform, Ala.: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, HABITUAL OFFENDER; OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Corkery Jr., Robert William, 59, of Chie and: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Cox, David Paul, 32, of Chie and: NEGLECT OF A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT HARM; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL/MFG/DELIVER SCHEDULE III SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC x 2; SALE OF SCHEDULE I OR II SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC WITHIN 1000 FEET OF PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS x 2. Cumbo, Chad Alexander, 27, of Bronson: USED OF 911 OR E911 AS FALSE ALARM OR INFO; BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Cumbo, Sarah Elizabeth, 26, of Keystone Heights: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Deer, Stacey Lynn, 39, of Chie and: USE OF A 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY; POSSESSION WITH INTENTION TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER A SYNTHETIC SCHEDULE I/II NARCOTIC WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A PLACE OR WORSHIP OR BUSINESS x 3; SALE OF A SCHEDULE I OR II SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS. Dutton, Crystal Denise, 33: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT x 6. Floyd Jr., Danny Carl, 33, of Williston: PETIT THEFT FROM A MERCHANT, 2ND OFFENSE x 3. Fowler, Jason Eric, 28, of Bell: VOP. Hernandez, Jesus, 47, of Fanning Springs: FAILURE TO APPEAR x 3. Hill, Clifton Edward, 42, of Williston: TRESPASSING ON PROPERTY NOT A STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE. Jerram, Paula Jean, 52, of Chie and: NEGLECT OF A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT HARM; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE III SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, OR DELIVER; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I OR II SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, OR DELIVER; SALE OF SCHEDULE I OR II SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC WITHIN 100 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS x 2. Jinorio, Natalia, 25, of Morriston: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Kuegler, Lisa, 50, of Williston: BATTERY WITH Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. McGraw, Stacia L., 31, of Bell: NEGLECT OF A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT HARM. Meeks, Charles Lint, 41, of Otter Creek: BATTERY WITH INTENTION TOUCH OR STRIKE. Payne, Mark Stewart, 46, of Morriston: ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY. Roberson, Frank, 33, of Chie and: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Smith, Lester Hamilton, 25, of Chie and: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT x 6. Staley Jr., Gordon Ellis, 48, of Jensen Beach: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Stevenson, Rex Brant, 26, of Trenton: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Vanbelkum, Nickolas James, 43, of Inglis: FAILURE TO APPEAR. Watson, Tina Marie, 29, of Bronson: VOP x 18. Weaver, Sean Christopher, 22, of Morriston: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Wells, Cynthia Dawn, 50, of Cedar Key: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Welsh, Derek Gene, 30, of Otter Creek: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE, SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE. 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.comClassi ed Ads Tate, Douglas W Hollister FTA RECKLESS DRIVING/ DWLSR $8,000 BOND Service Jacks Land Wheelchair Robber Stuck in the SandJohn Christopher Champion, 22, might have thought he was entitled to rob the Chevron at 607 S. Main Street in Chie and but Chie and Police thought otherwise. e 54-year-old employee at the Chevron told police that a man in a motorized wheelchair wearing a Gator hat and Gator sweatshirt had been going in and out of the store for several hours on Wednesday evening, Feb. 15. At about 9:45 p.m., according to the clerk, the man maneuvered his chair around to the back of the counter while he was holding a pocket knife and demanded the money from the cash register. e clerk told the police she got into a struggle with the man and stabbed him in the leg three times before he overpowered her. Champion left the store carrying a 12-pack of beer and a roll of electrical tape items worth about $20. e incident was recorded on the surveillance system. Champion told the store clerk to go ahead and push the button to summon the police because police will not arrest a handicapped person. Soon after, Champion was arrested by the Chie and Police Department in back of the Chevron where his wheelchair, apparently without 4-wheel drive, was stuck in the sand. Champion was sitting in the wheelchair drinking a Bud Light Lime. Champion told O cer Justin Douglas that he was in the store and took some items, but he did not rob the store. Champion was treated for the stab wounds and booked into the Levy County Jail on charges of Robbery with a Weapon and Aggravated Battery on a Person Using a Deadly Weapon. Just goes to show that breaking the law is a crime no matter who you are according to the Chie and PD. Looking for Fatal Hit & Run Driver of 98 Dodge Durango 3500At 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, Je F. Walden, 68, was driving his 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis with Patricia Crawford, 60, as a passenger. Walden was traveling south on NW 27 Avenue in Marion County approaching NW 42 Street when someone driving a Red 1998 Dodge Durango 3500 ran the stop sign at the intersection of NW 27 Ave and NW 42 Street attempting to turn north onto 27 St. e Durango hit the left side of Waldens Mercury rotating it counterclockwise until it stopped on the west shoulder of the road. e driver of the Durango ed the scene leaving Walden and Crawford at the scene alone. After being transported to Munroe Regional Medical Center Mr. Walden was pronounced dead. Crawford was in serious condition. e Ocala PD supplied information to the Florida Highway Patrol that led to the discovery at 3:50 a.m. of the Durango at Big Joe Towing in Ocala. If anyone has any information leading to the identi cation or whereabouts of the driver of the 1998 Dodge Durango 3500 that ed the scene please contact the FHP at 1-800387-1290 or your local police department.Revolving Door Felon Makes Crime a Way of Life By Kathy HilliardEditorLisa Riley, 49, of Gainesville was recorded on surveillance camera at the Dollar General Store at 539 E. Noble Avenue in Williston stu ng $76.83 worth of stu into her big owered bag on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2012. Riley then left the store without paying. Williston Police were called about the theft and arrested Riley and transported her to the Williston PD for processing. As Cpl. Charles Strachan was processing Riley he came across some very interesting information. Lisa Riley has been arrested a total of 40 times on an assortment of crimes, 55 of which were felony crimes with 24 of those felonies turning into convictions. Riley was transported to the Levy County Jail, again, and charged with Felony eft. Makes you wonder about the lifecycle of crime. e police do their job making the arrests but somehow people like Riley never stay long enough to get the point. Or maybe I am missing the point and she is really asking for a long-term commitment because she likes it in jail and no one is listening to her plea? Will someone out there please listen to this lady!
The Levy County Journal 3AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 O cer Duane North is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) 2012 Law Enforcement O cer of the Year. North, who works in Volusia County in the agencys Northeast Region, was recognized ursday by Shikar-Safari Club International during the FWCs Commission meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute. Shikar-Safari is a conservation-based organization that presents awards annually to wildlife law enforcement o cers in all states, provinces and territories in the United States and Canada. e annual award honors a state o cer whose e orts show outstanding performance and achievement among sworn sh and wildlife law enforcement personnel.It makes me proud to know that people like North are standing up for the traditions and values that are important to us as Floridians, said Jim Harrison, representative for Shikar-Safari.North arrested ve people for drunk boating or driving in 2011 and cited or arrested numerous violators for felonies and misdemeanors. But, it is not writing tickets that made him an O cer of the Year. North is an exceptionally well-rounded o cer who consistently uses his skills and knowledge to make quality, FWC core-mission cases on land and water, his supervisors say. He inspires teamwork within his and other FWC squads, and with other agencies local, state and federal. He fully understands the value of educating Florida residents and visitors about the states natural resources and boating opportunities, and the laws in place to protect them, and is often the rst to step up to participate in outreach and education events. North has always had a passion for hunting, the outdoors and law enforcement and dreamed of becoming an FWC o cer. He said he reached that goal in 2008 when he was hired as an FWC o cer, patrolling the Volusia County portion of the St. Johns River. Prior to joining the FWC, North was a police o cer with the Daytona Police Department and a deputy with Volusia County Sheri s O ce. In 2010, two years after joining the FWC, North transferred to his current position as part of a squad that patrols primarily on land. In his short tenure with the agency, he has become an exemplary o cer and a leader among his peers. Below are a few examples of his work: He arrested an individual who shot a decoy deer in the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA). During a night hunting detail, he and a squad mate apprehended and arrested on felony charges two men who were stealing copper from utility poles in Lake George WMA. North issued citations related to antlerless deer and gopher tortoises, hunting turkey over bait and night hunting. While working a detail in Lake George WMA, he ran the tag of a hunter parked in the WMA. After checking the registered owner for the appropriate licenses, he noticed the subject was hunting with a guest permit associated with a known convicted felon. North then set up surveillance and waited until the convicted felon came out of the woods carrying a modern muzzleloader rearm. e individual was arrested for possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. North and his wife, Crystal, have three children: Christopher, 10; Matthieu, 4; and Brianna, almost 2. He enjoys the outdoors and likes to hunt and sh. But mostly, he says, he loves spending time with his wife and children. FWC O cer of the Year Duane North Honored Governor Rick Scott just recently signed a bill supporting the states right to direct and establish its own set of scienti c criteria for its water bodies. Sponsored in the Florida Senate by the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee chaired by Senator Charlie Dean, RInverness, Senate Bill 2060 / House Bill 7051 supports proposed state water quality rules regarding numeric nutrients and would replace controversial federal rules which would be di cult and costly to meet. Id like to thank Governor Scott for signing the Numeric Nutrient Standards Rati cation bill today, said Dean. His quick action continues the momentum, so DEP can submit its rules to the EPA quickly for the review process. Florida is one step closer to replacing unreasonable federal standards with a unitary, state-run nutrient program designed to protect public health and preserve Florida ecosystems. Dean explained the EPAs standards would illogically hold Floridas drainage canals to the same water quality standards as the states lakes and rivers. In December, the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC) unanimously approved DEPs own, state-run nutrient control program. More scienti cally defensible than the EPAs recently nalized federal nutrient rules, the DEP rules were based on years of research and designed to protect public health and preserve well-balanced Florida ecosystems. e DEPs rules create nutrient reduction expectations where necessary to protect Florida water bodies, while the EPAs do so regardless of water body health. e state rules would also eliminate unnecessary procedures which do not add to water body protection and restoration. Florida has one of the most aggressive water quality protection programs in the nation implemented by the people who know our state best, said U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Its time the EPA stops bullying us into accepting another Washington-contrived mandate that would devastate job creation. Todays legislative e orts in Florida and Washington simply rea rm that states and the federal government should be partners in making sure our water is clean, and prevent Washington overreaches from harming our economy. e EPA needs to step back and realize that Florida will not simply stand by as their policies negatively impact Floridas consumers, agriculture producers, municipalities, small businesses and other job creators.Governor Signs Bill Supporting State-run Water Quality StandardsOver the next two months, David Still and Hans Tanzler, the executive directors for the Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts respectively, and other senior sta will speak at county commission meetings within the Suwannee Districts (SRWMD) region to inform the public about water resource issues. Jon Dinges, SRWMD director of Water Supply and Resource Management, provided a preview of those meetings when he spoke to the Suwannee County Commission on Jan. 17 about water supply planning. e District is actively addressing water resource impacts that are occurring across north Florida as a result of groundwater withdrawals, Dinges said. We believe the Alapaha River Basin, Upper Suwannee River Region, and Upper and Lower Santa Fe river basins may be short of groundwater within 20 years. Were working hard to nd new water sources and ways to replenish the Floridan aquifer system to meet water demands in those areas, he added. Dinges noted that as far back as 1988, the United States Geological Survey has documented signi cant declines in the aquifer. ough these water levels go up and down, there is a long-term declining trend felt in some areas within our District, and these statistics are signi cant, Dinges said. ough we have been in a drought for some time, we dont believe lack of rainfall is totally responsible for the trends were seeing. e only other possibility is pumping from the aquifer system. For more information, call SRWMD at 386/362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL only). Please be aware that the times and dates of these meetings are subject to change. Check the Districts calendar at www. mysuwanneeriver.com where any changes will be announced. Submitted Levy County March 20, at 9 a.m. Levy County Courthouse 355 S Court St. Bronson, FL 32621 Gilchrist County March 5, 1:30 p.m. Gilchrist County Courthouse Annex 209 SE 1st St. Trenton, FL 32693 Dixie County March 15, at 6 p.m. Dixie County Courthouse 214 NE Hwy 351 Cross City, FL 32628 Lafayette County February 27, at 5:30 p.m. Lafayette County Courthouse 120 W Main St. Mayo, FL 32066 Alachua County February 28, 9 a.m. Alachua County Administration Building, 2nd Floor 12 SE 1st St. Gainesville, FL 32601 Suwannee County March 6, at 9 a.m. Live Oak City Hall 101 SE White Ave. Live Ok, FL 32064Water Management Sta to Spread Word on Water Supply Strategies 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. 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Pierson and Benway had also picked up a business card of a small company in Dixie County that performs maintenance on pneumatic nail guns and tools. So one of the men proceeded to call this company to try and sell the equipment and stated that his business had failed and he needed to sell the equipment which included several pneumatic nail guns. ere was just one little problem here. e business was owned by a Dixie County Sheri s deputy. And when the deputy/owner asked a few questions about the equipment the answers he got made him very suspicious of the sale o er. So the deputy contacted Sheri s o ce investigators who informed him that the Trenton Police Department had received a theft report on several thousand dollars worth of stolen construction equipment over the weekend. After additional contact with the suspects they arranged for a meeting in a business parking lot in Old Town. e suspects met with the deputies who were posing as buyers and viewed the tools determining that they did in fact t the description of the stolen items. e deputies held the suspects pending the arrival of the Trenton Police and the owner of the tools for complete identi cation which was positive. Pierson and Benway were then arrested for Dealing in Stolen Property and booked into the Dixie County Jail. submitted by Maj. Scott Harden of the Dixie County Sheri s O ce James M. PiersonBernard A. Benway Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County
The Levy County Journal4AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 The Progressive Legacy: Part II Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateOften wrong but never in doubt is a phrase that summarizes much of what was done by Presidents eodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the two giants of the Progressive era, a century ago. eir legacy is very much alive today, both in their mindset -including government picking winners and losers in the economy and interventionism in foreign countries -as well as speci c institutions created during the Progressive era, such as the income tax and the Federal Reserve System. Like so many Progressives today, eodore Roosevelt felt no need to study economics before intervening in the economy. He said of economic issues that I am not deeply interested in them, my problems are moral problems. For example, he found it unfair that railroads charged di erent rates to di erent shippers, reaching the moral conclusion that these rates were discriminatory and should be forbidden in every shape and form. It never seemed to occur to TR that there could be valid economic reasons for the railroads to charge the Standard Oil Company lower rates for shipping their oil. At a time when others shipped their oil in barrels, Standard Oil shipped theirs in tank cars -which required a lot less work by the railroads than loading and unloading the same Taxing Medical Progress to Death OPINION Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateTwo years ago this month, as public debate over Obamacare raged, former President Bill Clinton rushed to the hospital because of a heart condition. He immediately underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. It was a timely reminder about the dangers of sti ing private-sector medical innovation. No one listened. Stents dont grow on trees. ey were not created, developed, marketed or sold by government bureaucrats and lawmakers. One of the nations top stent manufacturers, Boston Scienti c, warned at the time that Obamacares punitive medical device tax would lead to worker losses and research cuts. e 2.3 percent excise tax, the company said, would be very damaging to Boston Scienti c, and the medical device industry as a whole. In a nutshell, it would raise costs and lead to signi cant job losses. It does not address the quality of care but the political scorecard of savings. Two years later, Bill Clintons doing just peachy. But many medical device manufacturers are su ering, and many more are preparing for the worst as the White House gears up to collect on an estimated $20 billion from the lifesaving industry. In typical Obama-transparent fashion, the Internal Revenue Service quietly released a complex thicket of medical device tax implementation rules in a Friday document dump earlier this month. Barring congressional intervention, the medical device tax will go into full e ect in 2013. Cook Medical, which manufactures products for everything from endovascular therapy, critical care medicine and general surgery, to diagnostic and interventional procedures, to bioengineered tissue replacement and regeneration, gastroenterology and endoscopy procedures, urology, and obstetrics and gynecology, has called for the levys repeal. Cook Group chairman Stephen Ferguson noted the tax burden amounted to a whopping 55 percent of its pro ts. For a company like ours, which pays 35 percent of our net earnings in federal corporate taxes and another 4 to 5 percent in state and local corporate taxes, the excise tax translates to another payment that will consume 15 percent more of our earnings, he estimated. is creates tremendous pressure for us to move manufacturing to Europe and other parts of the world. According to the trade publication Mass Device, the company has already canceled plans to build a new factory in the U.S. because of the Obamacare tax burden. Stryker, a maker of arti cial hips and knees based in Kalamazoo, Mich., announced in November that it would slash 5 percent of its global workforce (an estimated 1,000 workers) this coming year to reduce costs related to Obamacares taxes and mandates. Covidien, a N.Y.-based surgical supplies manufacturer, recently announced layo s of 200 American workers and plans to move some of its plant work to Mexico and Costa Rica, in part because of the coming tax hit. Mass.-based Zoll Medical Corp., which makes de brillators and employs some 1,800 workers in the U.S. and around the world, says the medical device tax will cost the company between $5 million and $10 million a year. Its pro t in 2009 was $9.5 million. Running our company at close to break even would not be a sustainable position for us, CEO Richard Packer said in a public statement, so we will be forced to look at alternatives. ose alternatives include cutting payroll, cutting R and D and passing on the costs to patients, of course. Industry estimates put the tax-induced job losses at 43,000. So far, the number-crunchers at 1600 Pennsylvania are mum on the number of potential jobs -and lives -destroyed by the medical innovation death tax. In fact, the Obama administrations response so far has been a ippant shrug. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, whose only manufacturing claims to fame are faulty tax returns and near-double-digit unemployment gures, brushed o concerns this week about the medical device tax. Obamacares expanded access to health care, he argues blithely, will create more consumers for their products. On balance, it is a good package for people in the health care business, he told Bloomberg News. Fewer jobs. Fewer entrepreneurs. Fewer medical advances. Only with a gallon of self-delusion does the Obamacare medical tax medicine amount to anything other than economic and medical malpractice. Obama 2012: Winning the future ... by killing it. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. 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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 amount of oil in barrels. eodore Roosevelt was also morally o ended by the fact that Standard Oil created enormous fortunes for its owners at the expense of business rivals. How a business can o er consumers lower prices without taking customers away from businesses that charge higher prices is a mystery still unsolved to the present day, when the very same arguments are used against Wal-Mart. e same preoccupation with being fair to high-cost producers who were losing customers to low-cost producers has turned anti-trust law on its head, for generations after the Progressive era. Although anti-trust laws and policies have been rationalized as ways of keeping monopolies from raising prices to consumers, the actual thrust of anti-trust activity has more often been against businesses that charged lower prices than their competitors. eodore Roosevelts anti-trust attacks on low-price businesses in his time were echoed in later fair trade laws, and in attacks against unfair competition by the Federal Trade Commission, another agency spawned in the Progressive era. Woodrow Wilsons Progressivism was very much in the same mindset. Government intervention in the economy was justi ed on grounds that society is the senior partner in all business. e rhetorical transformation of government into society is a verbal sleight-of-hand trick that endures to this day. So is the notion that money earned in the form of pro ts requires politicians benediction to be legitimate, while money earned under other names apparently does not. us Woodrow Wilson declared: If private pro ts are to be legitimized, private fortunes made honorable, these great forces which play upon the modern eld must, both individually and collectively, be accommodated to a common purpose. And just who will decide what this common purpose is and how it is to be achieved? Politics, according to Wilson, has to deal with and harmonize these various forces. In other words, the government -politicians, bureaucrats and judges -are to intervene, second-guess and pick winners and losers, in a complex economic process of which they are often uninformed, if not misinformed, and a process in which they pay no price for being wrong, regardless of how high a price will be paid by the economy. If this headstrong, busybody approach seems familiar because it is similar to what is happening today, that is because it is based on fundamentally the same vision, the same presumptions of superior wisdom, and the same kind of lofty rhetoric we hear today about fairness. Wilson even used the phrase social justice. Woodrow Wilson also won a Nobel Prize for peace, like the current president -and it was just as undeserved. Wilsons war to end wars in fact set the stage for an even bigger, bloodier and more devastating Second World War. But, then as now, those with noble-sounding rhetoric are seldom judged by what consequences actually follow. 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 As a parent, I want more choices when it comes to my childrens education. So Im supporting e Parent Empowerment Act, a bill with bipartisan support working its way through the Florida legislature. is bill requires that school districts inform us when our childrens teacher has been declared ine ective or if the entire school is failing. Parents want that information, in order to make a better choice for their kids. We deserve to know options exist, like an online classroom or the opportunity to come together with other parents and save a struggling school. Politicians and educators are always talking about the importance of good parenting and involved moms and dads. Here is an opportunity to encourage us to get involved in our neighborhoods, bring a failing school back to life, and show our kids that we all believe education is important. is bill is a huge step forward in giving parents the power to e ect positive change for schools and thus, the future of our kids. I am the parent of two children in Floridas public school system. My son is an eighth grader in a self-contained ESE unit and my daughter is a fth grade honor student. While their needs vary, they both require my daily involvement in their education and advocacy on a regular basis. Fortunately, we have had high performing schools and excellent teachers for them thus far, but we have many years ahead of us before graduation. Unfortunately, there are many parents that take the responsibility of their childrens education seriously who are challenged with struggling schools for their kids. Often times, those parents concerns fall on deaf ears of their District. Parents choices for their children are not motivated by budgets, politics, securing funding or any other reason besides improving educational opportunities for their kids. ey should be a orded the right to be heard and to choose options they believe will best serve their children in an e ort to help resolve issues when their childrens school is struggling. Parents should also have the right to know about the school and classroom their child will be in each year. As parents, we put the education of our children in the hands of schools and teachers we often have little information about. In order to make the best possible decisions for our children, we should have access to complete information about the teachers and schools educating our kids including evaluation data. is bill gives parents the information and power we need to secure a great education for our kids. Florida parents, join me in supporting the Parent Empowerment Act. 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The Levy County Journal 5AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Acres Already Ashes Asked Bills Brass Bu alo Caged Circulation Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyOwl Mocker A tale of Seminole trade continued Cover Dance Drive Early Easel Echoes Estate Haste Hated Insist Knits Lawyer Nodded Organs Paired Party Photo Piles Plait Racks Reeds Returns Salty Satisfactory Seats Silky Word SearchSkunk Slides Smile Snack Solid Spots Squash Stood Sunset Supper Teams Tongue Trail T-shirts Tusks WorldIn the early spring of 1817, the Seminole, Dubois, and his young wife Joie, as he called her in the language of his father, a French trader, were returning for the winters hunt. His pack horse was heavily laden with hides for trade at the Arbuthnot trading post on the lower Suwannee. In their tow was Hokt, a constantly chattering and quarrelsome older woman. Shed been found widowed, abandoned and wandering in the wild out from the Miccosukee. Now in the night, they camped in the lee of a pine ridge above the moonlit Suwannee. ere had been alarming talk along the trail that day. Arbuthnot, the elder, the Scot trader up from his Suwannee post, had cautioned of recent sightings of a strange, lone Indian conjurer known as Owl Mocker. Unknowingly, the peculiar stench of a distant cook re along the trail earlier had been Owl Mockers. It was there, at a considerable distance from the path, he sat in an ancient sinkhole, a broad gash in the ground descending to a putrid pool of water. With a darkly furrowed brow above his grotesque facial features, hed lingered at a smoldering 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 lay the sooty carcasses of a mother possum and her ve young. Hed come upon them scavenging a dead, bloated bear and bludgeoned the possums with a pine knot. He belched and groaned and reached beside him for a thick, amber bottle hed lifted again and shook and pointed at the sun. Hed squinted into its neck as through a spyglass. e bottle was vacant of its last drop, and he was not happy about that. 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. e sound of a raven streaked across the sky, and Owl Mocker jerked about with a startlingly suspicious glint, his eyes putrid as the pond water darting back toward the trail. In the dark by their re that night, Dubose had conceded to the two women that old Arbuthnot has warned of Owl Mocker. Not that Arbuthnot, himself, lent any credibility to the legendary shape-shifting ascribed to this strange man-creature, that Owl Mocker conjured as a great horned owl hunting at night, or summoned his own appearance as a black bear or snapping turtle along the river by day, was mere myth the Scotsman would argue. e women, however, were quite sure otherwise, though Dubose preferred to dismiss the matter with a shrug. Just then there was a stirring across the darkened brush below. Duboses hand went instantly for his ri e. A small, light-curious doe stepped out and darted away in a single motion. Ahhhhh, 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 and the horse jerked at his hobble, he awoke suddenly to see a clawlike hand grasping the barrel of his ri e. His re exes exploded in a lightning fast grab for the rife, rolling outwardly and up to his feet as he wrest the ri e free from the others grip. Standing startled and wide-eyed before him was Hokt, her wiry white shock of hair luminous the moonlight. She had heard something, she said. Something moving, whirling about like a great moth in the trees. e wind, Dubose insisted. No wind. No wind! Hokt hu ed as she stomped back to her blanket. Just then a breeze did rustle the pine boughs and fan the waning embers of their camp re. Joie, having raised herself in the commotion, rolled back down into her blanket and waited for Dubose to settle back beside her on the pallet of hides. In the early dawn the women made a corn mush in the small metal pot Dubose had obtained in last years trade. Hokt bemoaned yet again the use of the pot, as clay pots were of the craft and tradition passed down through the ages among native peoples. Now, with the metal pots available, mothers would not teach daughters the ways and customs that had come down through the generations. e ancient designs would be lost, she insisted. ey would not sing the old songs, as mothers and daughters had when they made pots together. e food would not taste the same. Joie sweetened the mush with a molasses made from cabbage palm berries. But Hokt approved of that with a nod and grunt of approval. By midday the pungent scent of hardwood smoke wafted from far across the river. e trail had meandered back and around a dark, swampy terrain to follow the river again along a high bank lined with cypress. e West bank, opposite, was higher yet and dogs could be heard yelping from over the broad water. Chickens squawked. e origins of the wood smoke soon appeared across the river and through the trees, where a scattering of crude structures stood. ree small children, one younger than the other two, played loudly, teased each other and ran back up the blu where a woman with a cloth headdress stood at a kettle with a long stirring stick. ey were black. Maroons, they were called by the English speakers. Hokt, lagging behind Joie, following Dubose leading the horse, began to scold again. ere were better provisions on the other side of the river. ey had been three days now without meat, she groused. Dubose quieted her with his raised hand. e Maroons were not enemies. ey were to be tolerated by his own reckoning, but not trusted. No one was to be trusted until his trade was made. is was the rst of several villages of escaped slaves that were now settled on the Suwannee. Dubose observed that they had evidently increased in number, both by the in ux of fugitives and births now occurring in the villages. By the last of the Maroon settlements, he was leading along the muddy path deeper into the trees. ree dugout canoes were beached at the Maroon village across the river. Dubose thought these likely belonged to the Hitchiti speaking Seminoles, who lived nearby in cooperation with the Maroons. Bowlegs Town was a settlement of almost 300 structures and ranged a large herd of cattle. From the high blu an hour more ahead, cows could be heard lowing and then seen as they came down the sandy bank on the other side to water. Two native riders on horseback appeared on the bank behind them. One shielded his eyes to observe Dubose and the women disappearing behind the rock blu on the path down the other side. ey knew the path to descend to a large, clear spring before turning upland again to follow the river on a broad crest of hammock down river. Dubose knew that they had spotted his pack horse and he heard the sentinel call echo over the river. He didnt answer. ey knew his business on that trail. By late afternoon, Dubose was leading his horse into the clearing on the clay blu where the Arbuthnot trading post stood. is store, as the Arbuthnots referred to it, was a roughhewn structure that also provided living quarters for the old Scotsmans son, John. For some years now theyd been operating their posts along the upper Gulf coast. ere was another in the bend on the Waculla and Arbuthnots primary establishment at St. Marks. ough not properly licensed by the Spanish, who held the territory at the time, their trade out of the Bahamas aboard the schooner Chance had prospered. Ample supply, fair dealing and an accommodating attitude with the Seminole tribes were all attributable. e vigorous old man was the master of these, though young John stood in as a quiet but sure hand at the till on the Suwannee. As Dubose led in, he saw the tall and hulking John, his hands on his hips, peering down the river bank. Two of Bowlegs Towns natives were in a canoe below with three ne bass displayed by their gills from a forked stick. Dubose watched as John made a trade with Venetian glass beads from his leather pouch. e natives were as pleased as he and strung the beads immediately on a thread of deer sinew they wore about their necks. John greeted Dubose warmly, raising his sh high as both a salute of welcome and promise of dinner. ey would make their trade in the morning, John proposed. For the night, there was the campsite traders frequented up in a copse of turkey oaks behind the store. With deference to Joie and Hokt, John Arbuthnot, a bachelor yet, made an o er of the sh if Duboses camp would welcome him for dinner. at they did. e women had splayed the sh on skewers of greenwood and roasted them over a bed of oak coals. While John Arbuthnot reclined at their reside, he plucked large, white chunks of the bass from its oily skin. e women ate hungrily and Dubose more solemnly. He told of meeting Arbuthnot, the elder, on the Suwannee path. So he told ye ah Owl Mocker, did he? e women looked up instantly from their busy hands. He did say, Dubose acknowledged. No sign of him, yourselves? No sign. e two women looked at each other questioningly, returning then to their eating as Dubose tossed a sh skin to the re. I dont believe that cruddy lore, myself, Arbuthnot said absently. But those fellows with the sh today, most certainly do. ey say their traps and snares have been pirated for weeks now. Owl Mockers boot prints disappear, theyre telling, in the sand at about the same spot a haunt owl appears on a limb above. Strange, that, but ye wont nd Im looking over me shoulder for the cracked pot. After a long silence, Arbuthnot spoke admiringly of the piles of deerskin that now made thick pallets on the ground. Well make a good trade tomorrow, me friend. Youll have a ne line of chalks here, I wager. Many chalks, Dubose agreed. He reached over the pack saddle behind him and produced a large bundle. Also this, John Arbuthnot. Dubose unfurled the bundle, opening over his leather leggings a large dark fur, so thick and lush with a silken sheen that it virtually shimmered in the relight. Oh my! John Arbuthnot exclaimed, leaning in. Shes a royal beauty, that one. Its otter, am I right? Otter, Dubose a rmed. Many a ne cape or collar, belts and sashes, too, that ne fur will be on some proper ladys gown. Duboses thoughts weighed more toward guns and ammunition, steel kettles, knives and hatchets, caches of beads and buttons, fabrics and clothing ready-made, jewelry and tobacco and maybe rum. But too many now traded more heavily for rum. ey would trade their wearing shirt for a single gulp, when down to their last. Unscrupulous traders sometimes prompted these wayward trades, but the Arbothnots did not. From a low limb up a spreading oak beyond the camp re light, English riding boots swung beneath the knotty knees of the conjurer. A mean grin had formed over his grotesque face and the heal print of moon in the sky above vested in his eyes an eerie light. A blu on the Suwannee. Florida Memory Project
The Levy County Journal6AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 February 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 Milks Chili 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 MilkMarch 5, 2012March 6, 2012March 7, 2012March 8, 2012March 9, 2012Popcorn Chicken or Taco w/ Ground Beef and Cheese Taco Sauce Potato Wedges Lettuce/Tomato or Buttered Corn Orange/Diced or Sliced Peaches Assorted Milk Chili Con Carne or Ham and Cheese Sub Tater Tots Steamed Cabbage Apple/Diced or Sliced Peaches Saltines Assorted Milk Salisbury Steak or Oven Fried ChickenMashed Potatoes w/ GravyGreen Beans w/Cheese Sauce or Peas Banana/Fruited Jello Hot Corn Bread Assorted Milk Lasagna or Chicken Sandwich on Bun w/ Mayo Tossed Salad Green Beans or Peas Orange/Diced or Sliced Peaches Wheat RollsStrawberries/Mixed FruitAssorted Milk Bu alo Crunchers w/ Tomato Soup or Hamburger on Bun w/ Ketchup/Mustard Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle or Broccoli Orange/Applesauce Assorted Milk Cinnamon Rolls 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 MENURead and Rise + Literacy Week at WES Never a week goes by that something isnt happening at Williston Elementary School thats VALUABLE and EDUCATIONAL! During the week in January of mid-term exams at the local middle and high schools, WES hosted an evening gathering of 3rd grade students and parents at the Read and Rise symposium in the schools media center. Principal Marla Hiers shared information and resources related to reading, and PE coach Erin Owens demonstrated some of the brain gym activities. Attendees enjoyed a light supper, and the kids got to select a free book of their choice! I thought we had a great turnout of parents and students, between the morning and evening sessionsover 60! We always appreciate our parents who take the time to come and learn more ways to help their children be successful, said Hiers. en, to celebrate Literacy Week, students from Williston High School volunteered their time to come read to groups of Wildcats during one of the early release days. Tenth graders Erin Owens, Williston Elementary PE coach, is anked by Williston High School sophomores DaQuan Johnson and Hanna Coleman during a recent early release day event at WES. DaQuan and Hanna, along with four of their school mates, volunteered to read to the WES student body. Photo courtesy of Becky Zank Williston Elementary School 3rd graders gather around a table of books, theirs for the asking, at the recent Read and Rise event, hosted by WES Principal Marla Hiers, standing with the students.Chie and Middle School recently held its Science Fair. Students in grades 6-8 were encouraged to participate by following the steps of the Scienti c Method and displaying their results. Over 30 participants entered a project created in small groups or as individuals. Seventh graders Elena Richardson and Kimberly Rudin placed rst with their project titled, Rolling Stone. ey investigated whether mass a ects speed on rolling stones. Jared Twombly, a 6th grader, placed second with, Making a Battery out of Fruits and Vegetables. He measured the voltage produced by various fruits and vegetables. Dominique McLeod and Sydney Parks, both 7th graders, placed third with Vitamin Citrus. ey tested various citrus fruits to determine the amount of Vitamin C contained in the fruits. e following students were recognized with an Honorable Mention at the CMS Science Fair as well: Jacob Edison, Blayde Gore, Caleb Hardee, Jessica Ivey, Bryden Johnson, Quin Johnson, Colton Langford, Donivan Ridgeway, Sarah Stephenson, Annie Tolentino, Kristen Wade, and Kirnae Williams. Our top three projects and students went on to compete in the Regional Science Fair earlier this month. Elena Richardson and Kimberly Rudin placed fourth in their category, while Jared Twombly placed fourth in his category at the regional fair. Congratulations to all of Chie and Middle Schools young scientists! submitted by Darby Allen, Principal at CMS Pictured are CMS Science Fair Winners Elena Richardson and Kimberly Rudin ( rst place), Jared Twombly (second place), and Sydney Parks and Dominique McLeod (third place) Photo by Darby Allen, Principal at CMSCMS Science Fair Winners 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 Hanna Coleman and DaQuan Johnson read to 3rd grade, and Megan Dixon and Stephen Cochlin read to the 4th graders. Sophomore Earl Brown and junior Makayla Baker read to the 5th grade. It was great having these guys come read to our elementary students, said PE coach Erin Owens. e younger kids really look up to them. Its good for them to see that reading is important to these teenagers who are athletes and FFA membersyou know, well-rounded, good students. Literacy matters at WES! by Lisa Statham Posteraro Chie and Middle School is very proud of their Honor Roll students and has shared them with the community. ese honors are for the 2nd nine-week grading period in 2012. Below are the A honor roll students and AB honor roll students. Congratulations to all these students for their diligence and hard work in achieving these honors. A Honor Roll 6th Grade Anderson, Jolie Fehmerling, Brian Fisher, David Fuller, Randy Hudson, Savannah Langston, Sara Lourcey, Sarah Malloy, Chase Miller, Kelsey Nguyen, Haitrieu Prince, Nicole omas, Seth Vandegrift, Garrison Watkins, Tiera 7th Grade Beauchamp, Bailey Dunn, Michael Edison, Jacob Hardee, Caleb Ivey, Jessica Parker, LaurenChie and Middle School Presents Honor Roll StudentsParks, Sydney Tolentino, Andrea 8th Grade Brice, Deanna Brice, Timothy Castell, Trevor Hammond, William Jones, Dilan McClellan, Faith Patel, Chandani Pitts, Tyler Royce, Philenia Tolentino, Trina Wolfe, Joseph AB Honor Roll 6th Grade Allen, Sydney Barwick, Christopher Beauchamp, Tenlee Brice, Archie Brice, Jonathan Davis, Taylor De Paz, Erendida De Paz, Maria Gay, Cheyenne Hallman, Laycee Hamilton, Makenna Henry, Latavia Holloway, Demontaye Horne, Lance Hurne, Caitlin Hutson, Victoria Jernigan, Kylie Kruser, Sydney Lanier, Layton Martin, Naja McGee, Tamia Parker, Chelsea Salas, Alex Scheider, Kelsey Tiner, Dalton Ward, Kathryn Watkins, Makenna Watson, Kendall Webber, Joshua Williams, Randi 7th Grade Brown, Abagale Brown, Joseph Cannon, Kaylee Dong, Bing Ling Dudley, Isaiah Gore, Joseph Hallman, Emily Harvey, Jaylyn Hinote, Lonnie Ivey, Daniel King, Makenna Knight, Brian Langford, Felicity London, Takiya Love, Beau Reed, Brittany Rhoomes, Aleaha Richardson, Elena Royce, Philip Rudin, Kimberly Stephenson, Sarah Telgen, Patrick Wade, Kristen Webster, Robert White, Emmarae Williams, Kirnae Williams, Terrell Williams, Travis Wood, Ashley Woodru Dakota 8th Grade Ahrens, Cheyenne Aldrich, Dustin Barker, Zachary Beck, Mara Bohon, Trevor Braman, Stephanie Cain, Dylan Caruthers, Sierra Cheaves, Katty Claveria, Amanda Douglas, Caysie Feliciano, Britney Fields, Amanda Fussell, Nathaniel Fussell, Samuel Goolsby, Mykenzi Gore, Hannah Harris, Lindsey Henderson, Hannah Holloway, Nyeisha Jackson, Brianna Johnson, Quinlyn Kennedy, Jakeb Langford, Samuel Lewellyn, Taylor Loper, Joseph Mallea, Selena Melton, Misty Parise-Sage, Camron Parker, Steven Philman, Sydney Prince, Natalia Rei William Reyes-Vasquez, Christian Rhodes, Blair Rodriguez, Nashaly She eld, Libby Stalvey, Lauren Stone, Dale Tummond, Emily Walker, Leah Walker, Liana Ward, Kinsey Chie and Middle School Parent Information Sessions Feb. 27CMS is hosting parent information sessions on Monday Feb. 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Please come for more information on FCAT testing, Levy Interim Assessments, promotion requirements, and a general question/answer session. Both sessions will be held in the CMS media center. Parents, please check in at the front o ce rst. See you there!
The Levy County Journal 7AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Sudoku e answers for this weeks sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Last weeks Sudoku 115 NOTICES125 SERVICES210 HELP WANTED 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. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising. --------HAPPY TAILS SOCIAL CLUB Animal and Pet Rescue is now located in the Chie and Flea Market, booth Red 27. 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Call for details (352) 493-0252 ftfn135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDAS LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http:// ombudsman.my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf 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. 2/23Jb310 HOUSE RENTARCHER HOMESTYLE REALTY RENTALS 352-495-9915 In Archer Available Now: 1 bed. Apt. $350 2 bed with Porch $425 3 bed. on 5 acres $575 Gainesville: 2 bed. on 5 acres. Sharp. Fenced yard near Gville Country Club $550. 2 bed. on 3 acres. Like new $625 Owner/Broker. Homestyle Realty 352-495-9915 3/15Jp345 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. 3/1Jp440 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 hours appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/12Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. tfnJe --------LUMBER FOR SALE Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn --------500 GALLON FUEL TANK and approved containment shelter. $500. Call 352/4953000. 2/23Jp --------METAL DETECTORS Local Whites & Garrett dealer at Chie and Flea Market, 27 Yellow, on Saturday. 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The Levy County Journal8AFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923vacuum cleaner. Hand cleaning was the preferred method to minimize disturbance to the springs waters and preserve any artifacts found in the removed sediment. Park sta and volunteers sifted through more than 500 cubic yards of removed sediment and found boards and an ash rake from a former sawmill on the site, as well as coins like a Liberty half-dollar and bu alo nickel. With the project completed, Fanning Springs is 2 to 3 feet deeper in some areas and able to provide additional habitat for manatees to escape winters cold. Recently, Florida manatees have been hit hard by cold weather, with documented manatee deaths due to cold stress at their highest levels, including 112 cold-related manatee deaths in 2011, 282 in 2010, and 56 in 2009. Previously, manatee deaths due to cold stress averaged 30 per year. Conservation of warm-water habitats like Fanning Springs is critical to the long-term conservation of the manatee, and a priority for the FWC and our partners, Mezich said. Floridas springs provide warm-water habitat for about 20 percent of the manatee population. Mezich said the recent observation of more manatees migrating into Fanning Springs was probably attributable to the weather getting chillier, limited access of boats to the springs during construction, and improved access to the springs for manatees. Fanning Springs is a major attraction in this small rural community in Levy County. Fanning Springs State Park is a hub of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, and locals and non-locals visit Fannin for swimming, snorkeling and boating. e FWC encourages visitors to come to the park to see if manatees are using this warm-water refuge. While you are there, the FWC recommends doing your manatee observations from the parks dock and boardwalk. Boats of all types entering the springs during winter months can disturb and discourage manatees from using this warmwater site when it is most important to their survival. e springs also are prime habitat for mud sh, freshwater ounder and turtles. Fanning Springs is a second-magnitude spring, producing less than 65 million gallons of water daily. Historically, though, it was a rst-magnitude spring, the largest class of springs, with a ow of up to 100 cubic feet of water per second, as recently as the 1990s. e springs sediment problems were caused by erosion from its banks, when they were used by people coming there to swim and recreate. e park sta restored vegetation to stabilize those banks, preventing further erosion. Were taking the spring run at Fanning Springs back to a more historic depth contour. Sedimentation caused it to become too shallow, Mezich said. To plan a visit to Fanning Springs State Park, see www. oridastateparks.org. Log Cabin Quilters e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, February 16 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. A discussion between Museum Board members and the Quilters brought out many ideas on changes that could be made now or that could be done in the future. For now the changes will be slow. e Museum has changed its look on the inside and there is a corner set aside to honor Winnelle Horne. Greg and six young men were out Tuesday. ey were so much help moving the heavier items and keeping the outside looking great. anks Lancaster. e bus ride to the State Fair was long but very enjoyable. Several Quilters went to Tampa on Tuesday to pick up all the entries from the area and returned them to their owners. Yes, that is something that is planned to be continued along with the Bus trip. e new days and hours for the Museum will be Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. e Museum appreciates your continued support. Winnelle had nished hand hemming this scrappy quilt. Enrolled Agent, BA Business Admin Senior Accountant, BA Business Mgnt/Accounting Electronic ling of Individual, Corporate, & Non-pro t Tax Returns Tax Problem Resolution Prior Years Tax Return Preparation Monthly/Quarterly Accounting for Individuals, Businesses, Non-Pro ts, LLCs, Corporations & Partnerships QuickBooks Assistance via Remote Access Payroll Service/Administration New Business Consultation New Business, Partnerships, & Corporations, Non-pro t, LLC Filings/Setup BELL & WESTBURY Accounting & Tax Service, Inc. Turbidity boom stretches across the spring rum to contain sediment.Fanning Springs continued from page 1A By Kathy HilliardEditorGovernor Rick Scott applauded the Florida House for passing the tax relief plan for businesses HB 7087 which increases the corporate exemption for businesses that would have to pay the 5.5 percent tax. Last years Legislature increased the monetary exemption from $5,000 to $25,000 which cut the number of corporations paying the tax in half. Gov. Scott said, By allowing more than 3,500 businesses to stop paying income taxes and instead put that money into jobs, and maximizing incentives to make Florida more attractive to quality manufacturing jobs, the Florida House has demonstrated it knows what it takes to e\help grow private-sector jobs. e passage did not get by without any partisan di erences though. Even though Democratic Leader Ron Saunders of Key West voted for the bill, some Democratic legislators attempted to tack on amendments as quali ers for the exemptions such as mandatory insurance coverage for employees same sex partners, coverage for contraceptives and using a federal database to determine if new hires were illegal immigrants. As a part of the legislative banter and countermoves Republican House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, would come back and tack on the original Republican amendment quali er limiting the higher exemption only to those companies that have no union employees. Democrats did add an amendment that Republicans voted yes to barring corporations that do business with terrorist states from qualifying for the exemption. In the end, with the union amendment in tack but expected to be removed by the Senate, the bill passed 92-22. e cost in revenue to the state would $121 million but the enticing call to big corporations would be very pro table to Florida bringing in many jobs and new businesses. e tax burden on a company clearly matters, as we saw by the addition of 141,500 new private-sector jobs and an unemployment drop of 2.1 percentage points last year following the signi cant business tax reform we enacted, said Scott. e House also unanimously passed another sales tax exemption on school supplies, clothing, and related items priced below $15 that would take e ect Aug. 3 5. Passed also was HB 87, a measure to entice oil companies to re-enter old oil elds in the Panhandle and southwest Florida by reducing the severance taxes to o set the high cost of the new technology for extracting the oil remaining in those elds which is di cult to get. e House also unanimously passed a proposed state constitutional amendment to provide an additional homeowner property tax exemption for the surviving spouses of service members who die while on active duty and for police, correctional o cers, re ghters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians who die in the line of duty. If the Senate passes this amendment it will go on the November ballot needing 60 percent voter approval to pass. e business tax cuts ball now goes into the court of the Senate.House Passes Business Tax Breaks, Now to the Senate
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L Levy L i f e ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 34 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email email@example.com.Found PhotoIn the Fall of 2003, a Levy County Journal sta er discovered a white box full of photographs that may or may not have run in earlier editions of the newspaper. e box was unmarked, and the photographs remain unidenti ed and unclaimed. Hence the name of our feature: Found Photo. We ask our readers to take a look and see if they can identify the folks in the photo, as well as the story behind it. By Kathy HilliardEditorEvery week I get a visit in my o ce in Bronson from Mr. Dick Garner. He tells me stories of times past and how his wonderful garden is growing. Right on Court Street amid all the courthouse business there is a plot of land tilled to the teeth and during the right seasons just bursting with greens, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, whatever good thing the good Lord made for us to eat to stay healthy. And Mr. Dick Garner is a living ode to that way of life at 93 years old surviving all his service days during WW II and more with medals galore to prove it. He still walks 5 miles at a time on his jaunts around town to tell stories to me and visit the government folks and friends at the Bronson Town Hall. You see he used to be THE government years ago as Bronson Town Manager, Commissioner, and other service positions. He was awarded the Commissioner of the Year in 1989 and brought in a plaque to show me. He hand dug the drainage ditches in Bronson and knows where every ditch and pipe are laying. He gave me his version of how government was supposed to be run, the people are the government, the ones elected are supposed to do what the people tell them to do, says Mr. Garner. Mr. Dick Garner brought in a picture of his days as a boy in Bronson where his father Albert Garner, born in 1900, farmed with his mother Nanny Rae Garner, born in 1901. ese facts are all led away in the mind of Mr. Garner and they just spill out. In the picture from the left is Mr. Dick Garner at the age of 8, his sister Marie at 10, Josh (Albert Jr.) at 4, sister Geraldine at 6, and on the red horse, Smokey, sits brothers Tom at 1 and Herbert at 2 years of age. e big white mule was named aptly Mule. Mr. Garner was reminiscing of those times in 1929 during the Depression when they all chipped in and worked to make it through. He said there was a mighty awful dust storm during those drought years that lasted from 1932 through 1933. And being in the sandhills of Bronson made it even worse. In order to get water for the cows since all the lakes and ponds and waterways were dried up, people had to drive their cows all the way to the Suwannee River, over 18 miles, to water the livestock. In those days, he said, there was free grazing all over the land so they would drive the cows to the Suwannee and just stay there so they could ll up on water and some grazing. To this day Mr. Garner is eating his greens, taking his long walks and leading a productive Bronson According to GarnerMr. Dick Garner of Bronson and family in 1929. life. Many years ago his water supply was in ltrated with gasoline which he drank and it has caused havoc inside him but he keeps on moving through life with his interests and his garden. I still have not gotten his secret ingredients that make his garden grow but maybe someday he will part with that one. For the time being he is a wealth of knowledge and an example of how people who knew how to live life naturally using the earth and an active body keep on living life, not just existing. anks, Mr. Garner. Court Street in Bronson is a short jaunt of a road that passes right in front of the Levy County courthouse. ere are other o ces on the street including the Elections O ce, the First Baptist Church of Bronson, and the Levy County Journal. At the west end are homes of residents of the Town of Bronson, including Mr. Dick Garner, our 93-year-old WWII veteran and former Commissioner and Manager of the Town of Bronson many years ago. As I relayed in our other story this week on Mr. Garner he stops by to talk to folk about what is going on in Bronson. And one of those items on his agenda was the fact that are actually semi trucks pulling through the town on Court Street loaded with logs or whatnot and that made Mr. Garner a might mad. is is not a thruway for trucks, dag nab it, Garner said one day. And it appears that Bruce Greenlee the Administrative Assistant for the Levy County Road Department had the same thoughts. At the last Bronson Town Council meeting it was brought up and discussed. It appears that truckers and people with the cheaper GPS systems in their vehicles are being routed the shortest way to SR 24 or Alt 27 by cutting the intersection at SR24 and US27 and using Court Street. e Town of Bronson put up No ruway signs but there was nothing on the major highways to stop the turn before it happened because that is the job of Florida Department of Transportation (DOT). Once a trucker driving a semi is on Court Street they are committed and there is no way to turn around and change the mistake. Some had tried by turning on Oak Street which is a little 35-foot street right next to Mr. Garners house and the entrance to the Health Department and that is a dangerous solution. According to Town of Bronson Clerk Kelli Brettel, who also gets regular visits from Mr. Garner at the Town Hall, DOT has been noti ed and an ordinance must be voted on and advertised. Once that is done, DOT will put up their own o cial signs right on SR 24 and on US 27Alt to warn truckers and others that turning on Court Street to circumvent the intersection is a no-no. In the meantime, Director Jimmy Dunfords crews from Public Works were out putting in another deterrent to using Court Street or speeding through on it speed bars. For those of us who have had vehicles just whiz past us as we took advantage of the Southern laid back attitude of Bronson, it is a welcome site. Kudos to the Town of Bronson and Levy County for listening to your residents and making Court Street safer.The Town of Bronson Listens to its Residents Seth Sache Graduates from U of F College of Ag and Life SciencesSeth Eugene Sache of Chie and graduated from the University of Florida on December 20, 2011. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Seth graduated from Chie and High School in 2007 and earned an Associate of Science Degree at Lake City Community College in 2009. U of F College of Ag and Life Science Graduate Seth Sache Smoothing over the speed bar on Court Street. Photo by Kathy Hilliard Road workers putting in speed bars on Court Street. Photo by Kathy Hilliard Army Pvt. Jerrit W. Keller has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical tness, rst aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battle eld operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Keller is the son of Tange Keller of CR 337 in Bronson. He is a 2008 graduate of Bronson High School. Keller is married to Nikki Keller and has a little girl, Jenny, who also live in Bronson. A big thank you to Army Pvt. Jerrit Keller and his entire family for your service and sacri ce to help keep American free. Bronsons Jerrit Keller Graduates Basic at Fort Benning
The Levy County Journal2BFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONFriends 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. After Bronson Librarys recent refurbishing, we have many reference and childrens books for our Book Sale. For more information call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.NEWBERRYDudley Farm Antique Tractor and Car Day Mar. 10 e Friends of Dudley Farm CSO invite you to learn about our rich heritage as members of the North Florida Antique Tractor Club demonstrate the importance of the tractor to agriculture. ey will plow a sugar cane eld on a variety of vintage machines, dating from the 1930s. As an accompaniment to the old time tractors, the local Antique Automobile Club of American will display their cars for your viewing pleasure on Sat., Mar. 10, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5/ car with up to 8 occupants. For more info call: 352/472-1141; or just show up at 18730 W Newberry Rd. Newberry or visit the website at: www.friendsofdudleyfarm.orgCEDAR 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 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; urs.After School Art Education with Zandy Zettler; Wed. mornings Boat Builders with Earl Starnes; 10 a.m. Dark Room Techniques with Chris Harkness with a pinhole/ paper negative demonstration on Feb. 29 no fee. 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.Cedar Key Lions Club Sponsors Health Fair Mar. 2 e Cedar Key Lions Club is sponsoring its Annual Community Health Fair at the 6th Street Community Center (former Lions Club building) on Fri., Mar. 2nd from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. e Cedar Key Lions Club invites everyone in the community to attend and take advantage of the FREE health screenings which include blood pressure and diabetes screenings, oxygen level evaluations, along with hearing assessments and FREE telephones for the hearing impaired and resources available to participants. Blood tests from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. will include: Comprehensive Metabolic tests (14 tests) for $10 and a Lipid Panel for $10 (fasting is recommended for both of these) as well as a PSA test for $5, and a Complete Blood Count for $5. Other o erings include Massage erapy, helpful Wellness information, FREE SIMPLE WILLS, and information about the services of the Levy County EMS system. Area health care providers and representatives from the Medicaid Department of Children and Families, Gentiva, Barnes, and Senior Homecare Services, Haven Hospice, Ayers Health & Rehabilitation facility, Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, e Center for Independent Living, the Levy County Health Department, AARP, e Center for Independent Living and others will have information and sta ed booths at the Fair. Brunch will be provided and available for a donation to the Cedar Key Lions Club. e Lions will also be collecting Cedar Key Food Pantry donations at this event.TOWN OF SUWANNEEPaddlers in the Hidden Coast Workshop Feb. 23Come and attend the Attracting Paddlers to the Hidden Coast Free workshop on Feb. 23 to be held in the Community Center in the town of Suwannee with lunch provided by the Suwannee Chamber of Commerce. Join experts in the eld of tourism, marketing, social media, and recreation and learn how to lure paddlers to this world-class paddling destination of the Big Bend and bring economic bene ts to your business. Please call Liz Sparks at 850/922-6160 to RSVP and answer any questions. YANKEETOWN-INGLISWhat Effect Do Bees Have On Wildlife Habitats? Find out on Feb. 29On Wed., Feb. 29, at 2 p.m., Pam Darty, US Fish & Wildlife Ranger, will present a program at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. Pam will give an overview of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges. She will discuss the importance of pollinating bees to these areas. Come early and enjoy a walk on one of the WGPs scenic trails or enjoy a picnic lunch. For more information visit www.withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com or email friendswgp@ bellsouth.netRestaurant Hospitality Workshop at Ikes Mar. 5Mitch Simmons, owner of Ikes restaurant at the Izaak Walton Lodge in Yankeetown and Neon Leons restaurant of Homosassa, will host the Secrets to Success in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry workshop on Monday, March 5. e workshop, o ered at no charge and presented in partnership with Workforce Connection, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ikes restaurant, 6301 Riverside Dr., in Yankeetown. Job seekers interested in restaurants and hospitality will get an inside look at what it takes to succeed in the business from veteran industry professionals. In addition, Workforce Connection will provide a workshop covering the essentials of customer service for those in the restaurant/hospitality eld. Job applications will also be accepted following the sessions. For more information or to register for the workshops, call Workforce Connection in Levy County at 352/493-6813, in Citrus County at 352/637-2223 or toll-free at 800-434-JOBS (5627). 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 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.Friends of Williston Public Library Book Fair Mar. 3Friends of the Williston Public Library announce the rst Saturday Book Fair will be held on March 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City Hall Community Center located near the Walgreens parking lot. ese monthly fairs are very important fundraising tools for Friends to provide books, materials and events for Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 23 High 2:16 AM 3.5 7:04 AM Rise 7:43 AM 0 23 Low 8:41 AM -0.1 6:27 PM Set 8:16 PM 23 High 2:44 PM 3.4 23 Low 8:59 PM 0 F 24 High 2:53 AM 3.4 7:03 AM Rise 8:15 AM 3 24 Low 9:07 AM 0.1 6:28 PM Set 9:10 PM 24 High 3:07 PM 3.5 24 Low 9:33 PM -0.1 Sa 25 High 3:30 AM 3.2 7:02 AM Rise 8:48 AM 8 25 Low 9:32 AM 0.3 6:29 PM Set 10:03 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11:49 PM 27 High 4:33 PM 3.2 Tu 28 Low 12:21 AM 0 6:58 AM Rise 10:39 AM 29 28 High 5:45 AM 2.2 6:30 PM 28 Low 11:52 AM 0.9 28 High 5:09 PM 3.1 W 29 Low 1:13 AM 0.2 6:57 AM Set 12:41 AM 38 29 High 6:49 AM 2 6:30 PM Rise 11:23 AM 29 Low 12:32 PM 1.1 29 High 5:54 PM 3 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 4% 3% 1% Steers under 600 lbs 31% 32% 30% Heifers over 600 lbs 2% 1% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 32% 28% 35% Feeder cows 2% 1% 2% Slaughter cows 24% 31% 27% Bulls 5% 4% 4%Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1210-1585 1351 72.00-85.50 80.17 1255-1575 1375 84.00-93.00 88.46 HD 1625-1810 1713 75.00-85.50 81.49 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 855-1185 1039 75.00-85.50 79.43 820-1190 1074 84.00-95.00 86.72 HD 885-1125 992 64.00-73.00 70.30 LD 1200-1590 1411 77.00-85.00 81.34 1210-1580 1393 85.00-95.00 89.37 HD Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 855-1185 1039 75.00-85.50 79.43 820-1190 1074 84.00-95.00 86.72 HD 885-1125 992 64.00-73.00 70.30 LD 1200-1590 1411 77.00-85.00 81.34 1210-1580 1393 85.00-95.00 89.37 HD Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1035-1490 1348 88.00-101.00 94.08 1500-2300 1780 90.00-106.00 97.891515-2095 1803 104.00-112.00 107.66 HDFeeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 221 220.00-285.00 253.16 250-295 271 200.00-275.00 242.06 300-340 319 193.00-260.00 222.75 350-398 369 184.00-240.00 211.09 400-440 419 166.00-210.00 187 450-495 471 165.00-200.00 180.28 500-545 518 152.50-182.50 165.99 550-595 569 150.00-169.00 157.75 600-645 615 140.00-160.00 149.34 650-680 664 140.00-157.00 147.72 710-745 731 129.00-146.00 134.09 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 221 200.00-230.00 211.23 250-290 270 180.00-225.00 202 300-345 323 167.50-210.00 187.59 350-395 374 150.00-205.00 173.28 400-445 424 145.00-175.00 159.88 450-495 472 140.00-165.00 155.05 500-540 518 135.00-152.00 146.69 550-590 575 130.00-148.00 139.86 600-645 616 125.00-142.00 135.79 650-685 664 128.00-141.00 132.84 760-790 772 114.00-127.00 123.68 Feeder Holstein Steers and Bulls Large 3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-245 223 90.00-112.00 104.04 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 228 192.50-265.00 220.4 250-295 273 185.00-230.00 209.46 300-345 314 175.00-212.00 195.63 350-395 372 155.00-195.00 172.76 400-445 422 150.00-175.00 159.99 450-495 466 145.00-170.00 157.06 500-545 521 140.00-160.00 146.76 550-595 569 138.00-154.00 145.13 600-635 611 132.00-154.00 142.23 650-675 665 140.00-148.00 143.4 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 200-245 221 155.00-227.00 194.24 250-295 273 150.00-195.00 172.54 300-345 323 140.00-178.00 160.04 350-395 373 135.00-162.00 150.4 400-445 423 128.00-155.00 141.48 450-495 476 130.00-148.00 138.4 500-545 524 120.00-150.00 130.7 550-590 564 120.00-140.00 131.98 600-645 616 115.00-130.00 122.94 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 910-1070 972 79.00-104.00 89.32 1105-1185 1145 77.00-84.50 80.62Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Feb 17, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 9 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 5,128 compared to 6,308 last week, and 6,287 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 3.00 to 4.00 higher, feeder steers 2.00 to 4.00 higher, heifers 1.00 to 4.00 higher, replacement cows mostly 1.00 to 3.00 higher.continued on page 3B
The Levy County Journal 3BFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Winter Art Fair at Tioga on Feb. 24-26Dotti South & the Slackers will be performing this Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 at the 5th Annual Winter Fine Art Fair at Tioga. 100+ artists will be exhibiting. Called the most Artist-friendly festival in Florida, this event will be held Fri. Feb. 24 through Sun. Feb. 26 at the community square at Tioga Town Center located at 105 SW 128th Street. Tioga Town Center is an award-winning mixeduse residential and commercial development and is located between Newberry and Gainesville on SR 26, across from Gainesvilles West End Golf Course. Festival hours are from 5 to 9 PM on Friday, with live music by Gruv erapy from 6 to 9. Saturdays hours are from 10 to 6, with the Slackers performing from 4 to 7. Sundays hours are from 10 to 5. In addition to live music, there will also be childrens activity booths. e event is free and open to the public. 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 800-434-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.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.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 Around the Nature Coast income tax returns. Volunteers are trained to assist in ling tax forms and basis schedules including the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance. Check with your location to see what they can do for you. CHIEFLAND Luther Callaway Library, 104 NE 3rd St, 352/493-2758; Fri. 12 to 4 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 to 2 p.m. (Feb. and Apr. only) Call to make appointment. CROSS CITY Dixie County Library, 16328 SE 19 Hwy, 352/498-1219; Tues. 12 to 4 p.m. Call for appointment. TRENTON Gilchrist County Library, Hwy 129 North, 352/463-3176; Mon. 1 to 5 p.m. Call for appointment. WILLISTON Williston Library, 10 SE 1 St., 352/5282313; urs. 10 to 2 p.m. Call for 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.Do You Have Questions About Medicare?Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder A airs, for one-on-one counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased and con dential assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. SHINE will be at: Wed, Mar. 7 10 a.m.-Noon Williston Public Library Wed, Mar. 7 1:30-3:30 p.m. Bronson Public Library Wed, Mar. 21 1:30-3:30 p.m. Chie and Senior Ctr.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 Mar. 13, United Methodist Church, Old Town, 9 a.m., call Linda Cochran at 352/493-1742; Apr. 11, Bronson Road Baptist Church, Bronson, 9 a.m., call Linda Cochran at 352/493-1742. 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 352/5640933 March 26/27, First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw Blvd., Homosassa, Fl. 9 to 12:00 p.m., call Frank Tobin at 352/628-3229 March 26/27, 9 to 12:00 p.m., 7th Day Adventist Church, 5863 W. Cardinal St., Homosassa, Fl. Call Arty Appelbaum at 352/382-3272 April 9/10, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. 7 Rivers Hospital Annex, call Hedda Smith at 352-527-8144. Beverly Hill, Lecanto, Citrus Hills, Citrus Springs Feb. 28 and 29, 1 to 4 p.m., Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Beverly Hills. Call Ron Plageman at 352/860-1578. March 13/15, 8:15 11:15 a.m. at Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Mark Kneghton Ct. Lecanto, (o 491) same bldg. as VA clinic. Call eresa Williams at 352/746-9497. April 10/12, 8:15 -11:15 a.m. Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Mark Kneghton Ct. Lecanto, (o 491) same bldg. as VA clinic. Call eresa Williams at 352/746-9497.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. the library in Williston. On February 23, Maralyn Cowart will present a slide program featuring historical highlights to celebrate Black History Month. e program is free and refreshments will be served. Volunteers are needed to help unpack and sort books for the fair starting ursday night, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the community center, on Friday morning to ne tune the sorting and again on Saturday afternoon to pack up at 1:00 p.m. At the Book fair the most any book costs is $1.00 except the Williston History Book which is also on sale at the fair. Come and help add to your library or just buy a quick read. Mary McDaniell, 528-5972.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.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 465-8555.CITRUS COUNTYCitrus 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.CHIEFLANDChie and Area Chamber of Commerce Members Meeting Feb. 24 e Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce their next Chamber Members meeting on Fri., Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:00 Noon. e meeting will be held at Haven Hospice conference room again this month located at 311 NE 9th Street in Chie and. Lunch will be ordered in and sponsored by Haven Hospice. We will need lunch reservations in order to know how much food to order in for the sponsored lunch so please RSVP as soon as possible. Call the chamber o ce at 493-1849 or email to chie firstname.lastname@example.org. 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The Levy County Journal4BFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 OWEN FREDERICK BAYNARD Businessman, Church Leader March 13, 1952 February 17, 2012 Owen Frederick Baynard of Chie and, Fla., died at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief illness on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the age of 59. Owen was born in Gainesville on March 13, 1952, the son of Walter Lee Baynard, Sr. and Eleanor Ruth Knowles Baynard. As a young lad, Owen moved with his family to St. Petersburg, attended high school in Tampa at Berkley Prep, where he was president of his class, editor of the yearbook, played in many sports, and was one of the rst teenage Big Brothers. He later came back to North Florida where he attended the University of Florida, and upon his fathers death took over the reins of Walter Baynard & Co. He was a mortgage broker and realtor for 40 years. He was the founding director of the Bank of Florida, which ultimately merged with Drummond Community Bank. He remained on the Board of Directors at Drummond Community Bank. He helped to organize the Fanning Springs Business Organization and the Chie and Police Council. He received the Sertoma Service to Mankind Award from Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce as well as the Citizen of the Year Award by the Chie and Chamber of Commerce. He has served on many boards over the years, including the Chie and High School Academy Advisory Board, and as president of the Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy Counties Multiple Listing Service, and president of the Board of Realtors. Owen was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many leadership positions including Bishop of the Church for over 12 years. Owen was a dedicated scout leader and took pride in working with youth. Under his guidance, twelve young men earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Owen was known for living by the quotes Character counts, and Love is Service, and was known to say, When in the service to your fellow man, you are only in the service of your God. Anyone that knew Owen knew that he had a deep belief in helping others and rarely said that something could not be done. He enjoyed geo-caching, genealogy, cycling, Find-a-grave.com, politics, and the Gators, but his real love in life was spending time with his wife and family. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Linda Robinson Baynard; his sons: Benjamin A. (Sunny) Baynard of Chie and, Michael (Debbie) Wright, of Ft. White and Gregory A. (Cheryl) Moody South Bend, Ind.; and daughters, Alicia M. (Jim) Jenkins of High Springs and Adrienne V. Moody of St. Augustine; grandchildren: Madison Baynard, Tucker Baynard, Douglas Moody, Rachel Moody, Patrick Moody, Abigail Moody, Hailey Jenkins, Jordyn Jenkins and Jakob Jenkins; and his brothers, W. Lee Baynard Jr. of St. Petersburg and Robert ( eresa) Baynard of North Carolina. Owen was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Catherine Baynard and Caroline Baynard. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Chie and. Visitation will be Friday, February 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of HiersBaxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com MERL FRANKLIN FENTON, JR. September 21, 1938 February 17, 2012 Merl Franklin Fenton, Jr. of Cedar Key passed away on February 17, 2012 at the age of 73. He was born on September 21, 1938 in Pontiac, Mich. to Merl F. and Mildred Fenton. He moved to Cedar Key in 1991 after retiring as a manager for General Motors Truck and Coach. He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed hunting, shing, cooking, and most of all taking care of his family. He was a Golden Member of the Eagles Post 1130 in Michigan. Mr. Fenton was preceded in death by his son Randy Fenton. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret Fenton; daughters, Christine Daniel (Kenneth) and Ronda Mullins of Michigan; grandchildren: Danette Fenton, Larry Mullins Jr., Deana Esslinger, Leah Burlison and Shawna Fenton and eight greatgrandchildren. e family plans on holding a celebration of life for Merl at Barbara and Mac McJordans house from 3:00 to 7:00 on ursday February 23, 2012. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Chie and. W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida 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. Turner 451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282 of 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 Ride the Raging Seas Alone Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming St. 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 MarriagesMy eleven year old daughter Kailey used to own the biggest pair of tonsils around. Im talking about some real whoppers. Shed open her mouth and youd swear she must be choking on a pair of pig knuckles. Sadly, those puppies are hospital property now. ey were plucked out several years ago. I was there in the waiting room when they red up the chainsaw up and yelled, Timber! I wish I would have thought to retain custody rights. e doctors probably got those babies listed in the Ripleys Believe or Not right now. Needless to say, my little Kailey was not feeling too spry. Poor thingshe said it even hurt to talk. While that may seem like an answer to prayer, the truth is, I felt bad for her. I remembered when I got mine out. It was one of the worst experiences of my life; and my tonsils were just average size. Of course I didnt go under the knife until I was well into my twenties. ey say it gets worse the longer you wait. It was a couple of nights after my surgery that my real troubles began. I guess I hadnt been drinking enough uids, because in the middle of the night I popped awake wondering why my mouth tasted funny, and why my pillow seemed so wet. Bolting to the bathroom I found myself covered in more blood than the cast of Pulp Fiction. My heart began beating all the more, causing me to drip double time. Finally, I grabbed a big plastic cup and sped o for the emergency room. Now your guess is as good as mine as to what actually constitutes an emergency at one of those places. e lady at the counter scanned my pale face with a look that warned, Honey, you bed not bleed on my desk! en she handed me a clipboard full of paperwork to ll out, and went back to her phone call. In desperation I shoved that 44 ounce cup of blood under her nose and gurgled, I bleeding to death. She crinkled her nose, and looked down it like I was just trying to break line. Reluctantly, however, she did open the gate and lead me back. Alright Mr. Sher eld, she snipped, Sit in there and Ill see if I cant nds you a doctor. I emptied my cup in the sink and settled in for the wait. To my surprise a Doc appeared right o He had a whole lot of questionsmost sounding like things one might ask to prepare his defense in case of a malpractice lawsuit. Feeling as if I might pass out, I replied simply, I had a tonsil-exit-me. en I handed him my cup and lay back on the stretcher to die. Next thing I recall Doc was helping me back to a sitting position, and he had this funny looking tool in his hand. Open up, he instructed, Were going to have to cauterize that bleeder. Unfamiliar with a lot of medical jargon, and naively thinking I had nothing to lose I obeyed. As he was about to maneuver that tool past my teeth I thought to ask, What does quarter-eyes mean AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Looking back I guess Im glad I didnt know what it meant. Otherwise, I might not be here to tell you this story. I didnt have the Lord in my heart in those days to strengthen me, and I mightve just chosen to lie back down instead. In fact, I had to remind my daughter Kailey that night, Honey, I know it hurts, but youve got to drink something. You have to eat. You dont have a choice if you want to live. It really wasnt what she wanted to hear. Have you noticed life is like that? Sometimes it just doesnt give us a lot of options? Were often put in situations where the only way out is through the pain. Maybe youre facing a storm of your own right now? I want to encourage you, Dont give up! More importantly, dont try to navigate it alone. Reach out to Jesus. Hell be your guide and your strength. Look to Him and have faith in His promises. e Apostle Paul, who faced more than his share of tribulation, concluded, ((I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 KJV) Paul had learned, like the disciples, Jesus is the best one to have in the boat if youre facing raging seas. But anywayAfter I told Kailey about my tonsil experiences her eyes goggled like a Broward County chad counter. She ew down stairs and commenced slurping down a whole bowl of chicken soup. God is good. -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she eld@ butanyway.org. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand February 14, 2012 James Dwain Jones, 5/15/51, to Julie Ann Craine, 6/13/60, both of Williston. continued on page 7B Send us your forthcoming activities, celebrations and special worship events so we can share them with our readers. Local times of fellowship are a blessing close at hand and a future friendship in the making. 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The Levy County Journal 5BFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 030109 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ALMAX INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 26, BLOCK D-3, JEMLANDS, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT PERMANENT REFERENCE MONUMENT IN THE SW 1/4 CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST; THEN NORTH 980 FEET, EAST 2300 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THEN EAST 40 FEET, SOUTH 100 FEET, WEST 40 FEET, NORTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, OR BOOK 654, PAGE 136. AND LOT 25, BLOCK D-3, JEMLANDS AN UNRECORDED IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT PERMANENT REFERENCE MONUMENT IN THE SW 1/4 CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST; THEN NORTH 980 FEET, EAST 2260 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THEN EAST 40 FEET, SOUTH 100 FEET, WEST 40 FEET, NORTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, OR BOOK 654, PAGE 136. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: GEORGE PATRICK MARTIN, CLARENCE R BRANSON, LESLIE A BRANSON All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 5th day of March, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 27th DAY OF JANUARY 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub.: Feb 02, 2012, Feb 09, 2012, Feb 23, 2012, Mar. 1, 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, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 67, PUB LIC 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) 229-0900, 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 1-800955-8771. 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 38-2012-CP000007, 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. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2009-CA000821 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. SHERRI F COON AND HERBERT COON, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting the Foreclosure filed February 13, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 38-2009CA-000821 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, the Plaintiff vs SHERRI F COON AND HERBERT COON, the defendants, the Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL. 32621 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 2nd day of April, 2012 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: The West half of the following described property: A parcel of land in the South Half of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 3, Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Levy County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For a Point of Reference commence at the Southeast corner of Section 3, Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Levy County, Florida; thence North 86 degrees 0037 West along the South line of said Section 3, 1010.00 feet; thence North 01 degrees 0416 West, 83.10 feet to the Northerly right of way line of L.C.R. #C-326 and the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 01 degrees 0416 West, 870.26 feet; thence North 87 degrees 0257 West, 1003.92 feet; thence South 00 degrees 4918 East, 870.00 feet to the Northerly Right of Way line of L.C.R. # C-326; thence South 87 degrees 02 57 East, along said Northerly Right of Way line, 1007.72 feet to close on the Point of Beginning; LESS the East 25 feet thereof conveyed to Levy County for Road Right of Way. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 SEVI doublewide mobile home now located thereon, ID #s FDGA6AU6261 & FDGA6AX6261 and Title #s 42227127& 42231487. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of February, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Gwen McEltoy /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. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (941) 637-2281 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this no tice; if you are hearing im paired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CP-14 DIVISION: IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN HEMMINGER Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Estate of HELEN HEMMINGER, Deceased, whose date of death was September 20, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives Attorney are set forth below. All Creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Dece dents Estate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other Creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Dece dents Estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publica tion of this Notice is February 23, 2012. Personal Representative: ERNEST J. HEMMINGER, JR. /s/ Ernest J. Hemminger, Jr. 11250 SW 71st Lane Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Attorney for Personal Representative: KEVIN M. DALY, P.A. By: Kevin Daly, Esq. /s/ Florida Bar No. 281931 2300 NW 23rd Street Gainesville, Florida 32605 Tele.: 352/ 384-0172 Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Division: Probate File No.: 38-2012-CP000019 IN RE: ESTATE OF PATRICIA L. HOOKS A/K/A PATTI LOU HOOKS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PATRICIA L. HOOKS A/K/A PATTI LOU HOOKS (the Decedent), whose date of death was January 17, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representatives attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The Date of the first publication of this notice is Feb. 23, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ James E. Chronister 5135 Belleville Avenue Orlando, Florida 32812 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas E. Slaymaker, Esquire Attorney for James E. Chronister Florida Bar Number: 398535 Slaymaker and Nelson, P.A. 2218 Highway 44 West Inverness, Florida 34453 Telephone: (352) 726-6129 firstname.lastname@example.org Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Dottie Osteen d/b/a Rebel Mini-Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83-801 et sec.) hereby gives notice of sale under said Act, to-wit: On March 6, 2012, at Rebel Mini-Storage, 7390 SW State Road 24, Levy County, Florida, Dottie Osteen or her agent will conduct a sale at 10:00 AM by sealed bids to the highest bidder. Bids will be open by 10:00 AM with viewing from 9:30 AM until 10:00 AM for the contents of the storage bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: Bess Meeks 8181 SW CR 347 Cedar Key, FL 32625 Nathan Bluestone 911 W. Ainile #3 Chicago, IL 60640 Molly Jubitz PO Box 76 Cedar Key, FL 32625 Consists of restaurant equipment, household, personal items or miscellaneous, stored at Rebel Mini-Storage, 7390 SW State Road 24, Levy County, Florida. Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. Dated Feb. 17, 2012. Rebel Mini-Storage c/o Pelican Realty Doris Hellermann, Broker P. O. Box 117 Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Cedars Airfield, Inc. d/b/a Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83-801 et sec.) hereby gives notice of sale under said Act, to-wit: On March 6, 2012, at Cedars Airfield, Inc., 6731 SW 105 Avenue, Levy County, Florida, Cedars Airfield, Inc., or its agent will conduct a sale at 10:30 AM by sealed bids to the highest bidder. Bids will be open by 11:00 AM with viewing from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM for the contents of the storage bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: Adam Waller 12660 S. Istachatta Rd. Floral City, FL 34436 Tiffany Tyler 10853 SW 52 Pl. Cedar Key, FL 32625 Consists of household, personal items or miscellaneous, stored at Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage, 6731 SW 105 Avenue, Levy County, Florida. Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. Dated Feb. 17, 2012. Cedars Airfield Mini-Storage c/o Pelican Realty Doris Hellermann, Broker P. O. Box 117 Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE ENACTMENT Notice of proposed ordinance enactment on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, Florida, the Town Council of Bronson will hold a Public Hearing to consider the Second and Final reading of an ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE : 2011-04 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF SIMULATED GAMBLING DEVICES, DEFINING SIMULATED DEVICES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE ORDINANCE, ES TABLISHING EXEMP TIONS, PROVIDING FOR CIVIL PENALTIES AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE At this hearing, all interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard with regard to this ordinance. The ordinance and related materials may be inspected at the Office of the Town Clerk during regular working hours. Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the above Town Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at (352)486-2354. Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012. ---------NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Pursuant to Section 865.09(3)(d), Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: SECOND TIMES A CHARM CONSIGNMENT In the County of: LEVY, Address: 150 N Hathaway Ave. In the City of: BRONSON, Florida 32621 Intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Bronson, Florida This 17th day of February, 2012. OWNER: Jennifer Surles Pub.: Feb. 23, 2012 ---------NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE ENACTMENT Notice of proposed ordinance enactment on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, Florida, the Town Council of Bronson will hold a Public Hearing to consider the Second and Final reading of an ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE : 2012-01 AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING CONNECTION TO THE MUNICIPAL SEWERAGE SYSTEM WHEN SUCH SEWER SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE TO PARTICULAR PROP ERTY; PROVIDING FOR PRETREATMENT WHEN REQUIRED BY TOWN OF FICIALS; PROVIDING FOR REQUIRED FEES; RE QUIRING GAS, OIL AND SAND INTERCEPTION; REQUIRING MAINTE NANCE AND REPORTING PROCEDURES; DESIG NATING THE AUTHORITY OF THE SEWER SUPER INTENDENT AND THE BUILDING OFFICIAL; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND CIVIL PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. At this hearing, all interested parties will have an opportunity to be heard with regard to this ordinance. The ordinance and related materials may be inspected at the Office of the Town Clerk during regular working hours. Persons who wish to appeal any decision made by the above Town Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to en sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the Town Clerk at (352)486-2354. Pub.: Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 2012. ---------
The Levy County Journal6BFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-490-4462 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key 352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD ALL DAY EVERY DAY Banquet Facilities Available! ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m.ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-4906 352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK6 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK11 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Walmart on East side of US 19, Chie and157 N. Hathaway Ave., BronsonCrab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Breaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab BRONSON RESTAURANT e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is o ering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Levy County. e class is March 3 at 8 a.m. until completed. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. e location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional o ce at 386/7580525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. All rearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. People born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete a hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. e FWC course satis es hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. ose interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs regional o ce in Lake City at 386/758-0525. Noel Desmond Running for Levy County Sheri My name is Noel Desmond and I am a candidate for the Levy County Sheri Everyone would like to see a positive, upbeat campaign from candidates but a candidate must also be truthful to the voting public. With that thought in mind, allow me to say, I have been a Levy County resident for the past thirty two years. In that time I have seen four hold this sheri s seat. None of them have honored the true nature of that post. Drastic changes are needed in the way our Sheri 's Department conducts itself and its operations! ere has been a total lack of accountability from the leadership within the Sheri 's Department. e Levy County Sheri Department is permeated with political nepotism and outside political pressure. Deputies are fearful of losing their jobs and speak not of their concerns is has led to a decline in morale amongst personnel, which detrimentally a ects the level of protection for you, the Levy County Citizens. As Sheri my door will be open to all departmental personnel. Concerns and suggestion on how to improve the e ciency of the department will be readily accepted with an open mind. I not only have the expertise as a law enforcement o cer in two states, including Florida but the education, will and tenacity to formulate this agency above all political in uence. In house cliques and any form of outside political interference will not be tolerated. is Sheri s agency will become highly professional under my administration. By doing so, department personnel will gain a personal worth, pride, satisfaction and yes, pleasure in their professional achievements, leading to better protection for the citizens of Levy County. Under my administration our sheri 's department will not only be accountable to the Citizens of Levy County but viewable. e citizens of Levy County are tired of politicians, including Sheri Department candidates, voicing campaign promises, only to ignore what they have voiced, once elected! My tenure as Sheri will be one without special interest. Please support me in my campaign for Sheri of Levy County. ank you! Noel K. Desmond Republican Candidate for Levy County Sheri Two manatees rehabilitated at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park were released today at ree Sisters Spring in the Crystal River. e U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service picked up the manatees, named CC Baby and Krystal, from the park and transported them to ree Sister Springs for release. We are always pleased to see manatees released back into the wild after their care at Homosassa Springs, said Park Manager Art Yerian. e parks participation in manatee rehabilitation is an important component of manatee education and conservation in Florida. CC Baby was an orphaned baby manatee rescued from the Caloosahatchee River because of cold stress on Sept. 16, 2007. At the time of rescue, she weighed 73 pounds. She was brought to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa for rehabilitation, and then spent time in the Cincinnati Zoo. CC Baby arrived at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on Nov. 2, 2010, and has grown to 635 pounds. Krystal was rescued on Dec. 8, 2009, from ree Sisters Springs in Citrus County, as an orphaned calf with cold stress. She weighed 198 pounds at the time and was taken to the Miami Seaquarium. She arrived at Homosassa Springs State Park on March 11, 2010, weighing about 300 pounds and has grown to 670 pounds. Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park has participated in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release program for more than 30 years and during that time has rehabilitated and released more than 20 manatees back into the wild. Manatees Rehabilitated and Released Back to the Wild Hunter Safety Internet-Completion Course O ered in Levy County e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is moving ahead on its plan to manage and conserve Florida black bears so they are never again at risk of extinction. With the bear population rebounding from about 300 to 3,000 over the past 40 years, the FWC recognizes Floridas conservation success with bears and recommends the states largest land mammal be removed from the threatened species list. e Commissioners today (Feb. 9) discussed the draft Florida Black Bear Management Plan, a proposed black bear conservation rule, and heard public comments and suggestions. Final action on the draft bear management plan and rule was not taken today. e Commissioners are scheduled to take up a revision of the draft plan and the rule during their June meeting. Pointing out a paragraph in the draft bear plan tracking the fall and rise of Floridas bear population, Commissioner Brian Yablonski said, We had 750,000 people in Florida in 1914 and we had roughly 3,000 bears, and here we are at the last data point in 2002 and weve got 17 million people in 2002 and about 3,000 bears. ats an amazing success story. I think this is a very positive day. Commissioner Richard Corbett said, e major focus is how we manage and protect with a major population increase of bears and a major population increase of humans. e draft bear management plan, released on Nov. 10, 2011, was followed by a two-month period of public input, which included public workshops in Bristol, Naples, DeLand and Gainesville. Floridians o ered feedback at the workshops, online where the draft plan was posted at MyFWC.com/Bear, and by mailing written comments. About 2,500 comments were received from private citizens and stakeholder groups on the draft plan. Additionally, people had the opportunity to speak at todays meeting. e public commented on issues such as updating bear population estimates, reducing human-bear con icts and continuing the review of land-use changes impacting bear habitat. Members of the public also expressed opinions on whether to allow bear hunting in Florida and whether taking bears o the states threatened species list would impact bear conservation. FWC sta is recommending following many of the publics suggestions to change, clarify and improve the overall plan. Commissioners also gave tentative approval to a proposed FWC rule that would make it unlawful to injure or kill bears, continuing protections similar to the ones granted to bears as a state threatened species. e rule additionally commits the FWC to working with landowners and regulating agencies to guide future land use to be compatible with objectives of the bear plan. e draft plan proposes: § Seven bear management units (BMUs) to re ect areas where Floridas black bear populations are concentrated. e units would o er the opportunity for local input on managing bear populations and habitat. For example, the Central BMU, based in Ocala National Forest, has the largest estimated population of about 1,000 bears; the East Panhandle BMU encompasses Apalachicola National Forest, with roughly 600 bears; and the South Central BMU in Glades and Highlands counties has about 175 bears. § Creation of Bear Smart Communities in areas of high bear activity. A Bear Smart Community would involve its residents, businesses, public agencies and schools in educating people about how to live in bear country and respond appropriately to human-bear con icts. For example, the U.S. Air Forces Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County switched to bear-proof garbage cans and dumpsters, instituted an active education program and trained personnel in appropriate responses to human-bear con icts. After two years of these e orts, Hurlburt experienced a 70-percent reduction in humanbear con icts. e Florida black bear is among the 62 wildlife species that soon will join the list of species, like the bald eagle, already under an FWC management plan. Floridas new threatened species conservation model requires that management plans be created for all species that have been state-listed and that plans be updated at speci ed intervals. ose management plans give citizens an active role in Floridas e orts to conserve its diverse wildlife for future generations. For more information about bears, go to MyFWC.com/ Bear.Florida Black Bears Thriving with a Little Help from their Florida Friends and FWC Krystal the manatee awaits her release today at Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River.
The Levy County Journal 7BFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Obituaries continued from page 4B Across1. Landlord 7. Fully satisfying an appetite 13. Between sunrise and sunset 14. Ancient Roman silver coins 15. inks 16. Hot, in Vegas (3 wds) 17. Intelligence 18. Was unwilling 20. After expenses 21. Rocky ___ 23. One who pushes gently 25. Coup detat 28. Formulation of plans and important details 31. Setting for TVs Newhart 32. Gossip 34. ___ Mix 36. Lever operated with the foot 38. E-mail 40. Blow o steam? 41. Super cially stylish 43. Campaigner, for short 44. Prayer book 46. Sign up 48. Plagiarist 50. Newspaper div. 51. ___ Ng ( ey Might Be Giants song) 54. Bivalve mollusks 56. Vermin 59. Opponent of technological progress 61. House agent 63. Removes rough surface 64. Interlace threads into a design 65. Haunt 66. Forever, poeticallyCrossword Puzzle1. Put on board, as cargo 2. One who gives rst-hand evidence 3. Balance 4. Be in session 5. Black cat, maybe 6. Gum 7. Native of W African country whose capital is Dakar 8. Wreath for the head 9. Toni Morrisons ___ Baby 10. Pumping ___ 11. Blue or White river 12. Covered with gold 13. Kiplings Gunga ___ 14. Slump 19. Sail close to the wind 22. Decorated, as a cake 24. Brinks 25. Core 26. Tear open 27. Deceptive statements (2 wds) 29. Native of Naples, Italy 30. Taras Bulba author 33. Some legal papers 35. Healthy 37. By yesterday! (acronym) 39. Harmony 42. Crumbs 45. Restricts 47. ___ skates 49. Like e X-Files 51. Not to mention ... 52. Deaden 53. Bothers 55. Advanced 57. Bay 58. ... ___ he drove out of sight 60. ___-eyed 62. Overwhelming wonder 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 Community Calendar continued from page 4B is is a nondenominational ministry raised up to win the lost, bring unity to the church, and stir God's people for re-vival. Churches from your area have united to provide this ministry. ere will be a strong involvement by our youth. Come as you are and bring a friend who has a need and help us to be a blessing to the community. Special invitations to all area pastors. ere is nothing quite like an old fashioned tent revival. For more info. visit our website at crusades4christ.org or call 386-623-6189.When: Feb. 26-29 (Sun.-Wed) 2012 Where: White Property o Hwy 19 (Just north of Chie and on east side of US19 at double lighted billboards) Time : 7:00 nightlyCrusades for ChristTent MinistryComing to Levy County See You at the Tent!RICHARD LADOIT SHARP Mr. Richard Ladoit Sharp passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at his home in Old Town at the age of 75. Mr. Sharp served 3 years in the United States Army during the Korean War. He owned an IGA store, auto parts store, gas station and a fruit market in Higgins Lake, Michigan called Sharps Corner. He then moved to Hernando, Florida and worked in Crystal River at Ace Hardware and J. W. Auto Parts before retiring and moving to Dixie County in 1992.. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed snowmobiling and ice shing when he lived in Michigan. Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his son, Richard Daniel Sharp. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Vera Marie Sharp; son, John (Tammy) Sharp of Hernando; daughters, Donna (Jim) Kolka of Higgins Lake, Mich., Kathy (Eddie) Solero of Queens, NY, Shelly Sharp of Ventura, Calif. and Teresa Harder of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Frank Sharp of Higgins Lake, Mich.; 15 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held at a later date.Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. MICHAEL EUGENE JONES February 11, 1958 February 16, 2012 Mr. Michael Eugene Jones passed away ursday, February 16, 2012 at his home in Old Town at the age of 54. Mr. Jones was born in Naples, Fla. on February 11, 1958. He worked for Upright Drywall in Naples until 1996 when he took a medical retirement and moved to Old Town. He enjoyed shing. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his father, O. D. Jones and niece, Jennifer Jones. He is survived by his spouse Sue Dennie of Old Town; son, Michael Jones and daughter, Michelle Hunter, both of Georgia; mother, Gladys (Joe) Beach of Orange Lake, Fla.; brother, Bobby (Kami) Jones of Naples; sister, Shawne (Dean) Rich of Naples and 2 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, the family has requested donations be made to the Boys Ranches of Florida. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400. PAUL JOSEPH MARA SR. March 18, 1927 February 17, 2012 Paul Joseph Mara Sr. of Archer passed away on February 17, 2012 in Gainesville at the age of 85. He was born on March 18, 1927 to Charles and Berna Mara in Boston, Mass. He has lived in this area from 1985 coming from Massachusetts. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW Jacob Jones in Mass. He loved to collect things, work in the yard and just enjoyed life. He was always there to lend a helping hand to his neighbors. He was a machinist most of his life and also served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Mara is survived by his sons: Michael Mara, Paul Mara Jr. and Timothy Mara, his daughters: Helen Nicotera, Susan Hileman, Karen Carlson, Pamela Seever and Joyce Wood; his brothers, Leo Mara and Donald Mara; his sister, Julia Peterson; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. e family received visitors on Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Knau Funeral Home in Williston from 6 to 8 p.m. Services are being held on February 23, 2012 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston at 11 a.m. with the interment to follow at Bronson Cemetery in Bronson. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Williston, Fla. JAMES P. BERNICKY November 20, 1035 February 14, 2012 Mr. James P. Bernicky of Old Town passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his home. Born on November 20, 1935 in Whiting, Indiana, he was 76. He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1953. Jim served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. He was a specialist in Explosive Ordinance Disposal and earned an honorable discharge. He worked in the construction industry for 33 years and retired in 2003. He loved owers, enjoyed gardening and working with his hands. He enjoyed sports, and especially loved to watch football games on TV. Jim loved to tell stories and jokes. Mr. Bernicky was predeceased by grandson Adam Bernicky and siblings, Joe, eresa, Mary Luciano, Anne Lozer, Irene Hylek, John, Harpo, Mickey and Pete. He is survived by his wife, Margaret R. Geist Bernicky, whom he married on April 15, 1968; sons, Keith Paul Bernicky and Rodney Alan Bendit; grandchildren: K.P. Bernicky, Jessie Bernicky, Alexa Bendit and Damien Bernicky; great grandchildren: Austin Bernicky, Marcus Bernicky, Jayden Bernicky and Kyrstin Bernicky; and siblings, Dorothy Hollon and Paul Bernicky. A memorial service was held Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Father Joseph McDonnell o ciating. A memorial service will be held in Indiana at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. WILLIE DUARD PETTY, JR. Mr. Willie Duard Petty, Jr. of Daytona Beach and formerly of Cross City passed away ursday, February 16, 2012 at Comprehensive Healthcare in Clearwater, Fla. at the age of 73. Mr. Petty retired as an impeccable salesman. He was a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 32nd degree, Valley of Orlando; Sanford York Rite Bodies, Sanford, Fla., Monroe, Chapter #15; Master Mason, Composite 293, Orlando; Bahia Shrine Stable #166, Orlando (Sir Gus); and the Shriners International. He loved Ma a Wars and his hobbies included NASCAR racing, shing, gol ng, being outdoors, and going on cruises. He was a Protestant. Mr. Petty was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Dora Petty and brother, Pharon Petty. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathy Petty of Daytona Beach; stepdaughter, Anna Hoe ing of Daytona Beach; sisters, Carol Dawes of Salem, Ohio and Diane Jones of Orlando; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A visitation was held at the funeral home Monday evening, February 20, 2012 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Dawes o ciating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. lunches sponsored by a di erent local Chamber member business throughout the year. e month of February is being sponsored by Haven Hospice and March is being sponsored by Pinnacle Home Care. If your business is interested in sponsoring one of our monthly chamber meetings and luncheon please contact the Chamber o ce at 493-1849.Chie and Area Chamber of Commerces Citizen of the Year Award Banquet on Mar. 6On March 6, 2012, there is one place in Levy County where you will nd our Chamber business people and their guests enjoying an evening of activities, door prizes, networking, a delicious dinner and plenty of fun. Were talking about the Annual Members Banquet held by the Greater Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce. is event will be held at the Tommy Usher Center, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and dinner being served at 7 p.m. Please feel free to come early to check in with other members and acquaintances, and check out these fundraisers: Take part in any of our simultaneous silent auctions to fund our annual scholarship for a Chie and High Senior. e focus of the evening is to honor our communitys 2011 Citizen of the Year. e program will begin at 7 p.m. with the announcement of the award recipient. e public is invited to join this celebration of good deeds. e admission is $25.00 per person and pre-paid reservations are required. Early booking is suggested since seating is limited. For any questions or for more information please contact the Chamber o ce at 352/493-1849, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. 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. continued on page 8B
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Since then, anglers shing Texas waters have caught more than 400 bass weighing at least 13 pounds, including 50 that weighed 15.38 pounds or better. Among them, an 18.18 pound record caught in 1992. Its almost a certainty that all of those sh were either Florida-strain largemouths, or carried Florida genes that enabled their trophy stature. Coincidentally, Floridas state record weighing 17.27 pounds was also taken in 1986. Trophy Largemouth Bass in Florida's Waters Since then, anglers shing Florida waters have caught . Well, we dont know how many trophy largemouths that theyve caught. Texas has done a great job of recording and promoting Florida bass in its waters. But the state for which they are named? Not so much. ats all about to change with TrophyCatch, set to commence in October 2012. We do mirror the ShareLunker program in some ways, says Tom Champeau, sheries chief for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). A lot of anglers like the Sharelunker program so we sent some of our sta to Texas to see what theyre doing. A key di erence, though, is that the Lone Star State uses those big bass in its hatcheries to create even more lunkers for its reservoirs. Florida bass are not native to Texas. By contrast, many of the Sunshine States lakes, ponds, and rivers are naturally populated by Florida strain bass. In other words, breeding stock is not needed. Find Largemouth Bass Anywhere A golf course lake, a retention pond, a canal, just about any body of water in Florida could be home to a state-record bass just waiting to be caught --and entered into TrophyCatch. As a matter of fact, in this state the Florida bass calls home, dozens of sh of state-record proportion --and possibly even a world record or two --have been caught but were not veri ed by FWC personnel. At RiverBassin.com, you can see a list of uno cial big bass, including several of more than 20 pounds and more than two dozen heavier than the current record. FWC proudly states on the TrophyCatch website that, no other place on Earth has this largemouth bass promotion opportunity. e Science of Largemouth Bass If bass arent needed for reproduction, what is the value of o ering incentives to anglers who catch, document, and report their catches of bass weighing 8 pounds or more? Genetic research certainly, to nd out more about the unique strain of bass that soon might be reclassi ed from a subspecies to a separate species of black bass. But also to promote and celebrate our sheries, says Champeau. We want to promote shing, catch and release, and environmental stewardship to keep our sheries healthy, he explains. ats one of four cornerstones upon which TrophyCatch was created as the promotional engine for the states new Black Bass Management Plan. Use of sound science, public involvement in management of the resource, and adaptive management are the other three. e latter involves constant monitoring and periodic adjustment to reach an end point, as opposed to in exible policy. e TropyCatch Program and what it Needs to Succeed To make TrophyCatch a success, sponsors will be needed, along with angler input and participation. Champeau is looking to businesses both in and outside the sport for prizes to o er participants. e response that we got from industry at ICAST (annual shing industry show) to TrophyCatch was very positive, he says. If we can get a truck manufacturer onboard, we could o er a truck (for biggest bass of the year), he says. We want to make it newsworthy. And how about $1 million for a new state record? If we can a ord an insurance policy to o er that, it would be awesome, the sheries chief says. We get lots of reports of bigger bass out there, and we cant disprove them. But we want to make sure that record-sized sh are certi ed and legitimate. By starting at 8 pounds for entry, TrophyCatch could be documenting thousands of bass annually once its up and running. With tourists, guides, and resident anglers all participating, biologists theorize several hundred of those sh could weigh between 10 and 13 pounds and an impressive 30 to 50 could be heavier than that. Not long ago, an 8-year-old caught and released a 15-pounder in Polk County. ose big sh are out there, says Champeau. And its a shame that people arent getting credit. With TrophyCatch, we want to document and reward them for their e ort. Robert Montgomery is founder of Activist Angler and a Senior Writer for B.A.S.S. Publications. He is the author of Better Bass Fishing.Floridas Trophy Bass Program WHS Red Devil BaseballVarsity and Jr. Varsity 2012 Schedule 2/9 Away Buchholz Preseason Tournament Varsity 7:00 pm 2/10 Away (Bucholtz Tourny) VColumbia Varsity 4:30 pm 2/16 Away Dunnellon Varsity 6:30 pm 2/17 Away CitrusCounty (Inverness) Varsity 6:30 pm 2/23 Home Crystal River Varsity 7:00 pm Away PK Yonge Jr. Varsity 6:00 pm 2/24 Home Bradford Jr. Varsity 4 pm -Varsity 7 pm 2/28 Away Chie and Varsity 5:00 pm Home Crystal River Jr. Varsity 4:30 pm 3/1 Home Interlachen Varsity 7:00 pm Away Interlachen Jr. Varsity 6:00 pm 3/5 Home Union County Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 3/6 Away Fort White Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 3/9 Home Santa Fe Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 3/13 Away Keystone Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 3/15 Home Shorecrest Prep Varsity 7:00 pm 3/16 Home Fort White Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 3/1921 AWAY Vanguard Tournament 3/19 -VVanguard Varsity 7:15 pm 3/20 -VWest Port Varsity 4:30 pm 3/21 -VGood Pasture Christian Varsity 4:30 pm 3/21 Home PK Yonge Jr. Varsity 6:00 pm 3/22 Away Bradford Jr. Varsity 6:00 pm 3/26 Away Crystal River Jr. Varsity 6:00 pm 3/29 Home Dunnellon Varsity 6:30 pm 3/30 Home CitrusCounty(Inverness) Varsity 7:00 pm 4/3 Away Interlachen Varsity 7:00 pm Home Interlachen Jr. Varsity 6:00 pm 4/5 Home Keystone Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 4/9 Away Santa Fe Jr. Varsity 4 pm/Varsity 7 pm 4/10 Away Bradford Varsity 7:00 pm 4/12 Away Dixie County Varsity 7:00 pm 4/17 Home Newberry Varsity 7:00 pm 4/19 Home Chie and Varsity 5:00 pm 4/20 Away Crystal River Varsity 6:30 pm 4/23, 24, 26 District Tournament at Keystone Heights 5/2 Regional Tournament quarter nals 5/8 Regional Tournament semi nals 5/11 Regional Tournament nalsAnother 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 non-practicing 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, 114 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.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.Community Calendar continued from page 6B
www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 34 50 CENTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 e Budget Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Marsha Drew Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny 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.CLERK OF COURTDanny Shipp presented the budget for the Clerks O ce stating it has no changes from last year. He stated there is no adjustment for the 3% Retirement contribution to be made by employees, but this could change after the Board determines how this should be dealt with in regard to the rest of the Boards budget. e total budget amount is $795,000. To date, $420,000 has been spent. Mr. Shipp stated recordings are low, resulting in lower revenues coming in to his o ce. Comm. Stevens asked if all other departments submitted the same budget as last year. All agreed they had done so. Comm. Drew stated overall revenues are down 7.5% from last year.SHERIFFS DEPARTMENTEvan Sullivan stated the budget requested by the Sheri s Department is $10,804,058.SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONSConnie Asbell stated she had submitted the same budget as last year for approval. ere is no adjustment for the 3% Retirement amount.LEVY COUNTY TAX COLLECTORLinda Fugate stated the 3% Retirement amount has been accounted for with her o ce. is is a fee o ce and does not budget through the Board. Mrs. Fugate stated the Williston o ce may be relocated to a di erent facility soon as the City has plans for the building they currently occupy. e City of Williston is working with them to locate a di erent facility, possibly rent-free. ere will be one employee retiring this year and she will be rehiring, but at a lower salary.CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCYDick Tummond gave report of the Central Florida Community Action Agency stating the year from March 2010 to March 2011, they have expended $446,943.30 in low-income household energy assistance. is helped between 275 to 300 households in the County. Also through the weatherization program, by February, 2012, the Agency will have expended $1,339,153.14. e budget amount requested is $4,750. Dick Tummond gave report on water systems and stated there is a meeting this afternoon at 1:30 PM.HEALTH DEPARTMENTBarbara Locke stated the Health Department budget Levy County Board of County Commissioners Budget Meeting June 27, 2011request is the same amount as last year of $150,000.FIRERick Bloom stated the Fire Department is asking for same amount as last year.MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCAREDr. Margarita Labarta stated Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is requesting the same amount as last year of $67,800. ere were 30,000 people served last year by Meridian.LARCSheila Rees stated LARC had requested the same budget amount as last year.EZDASheila Rees stated the same budget amount had been requested as last year.ANIMAL CONTROLDavid Weatherford stated the Animal Control Departments budget request is the same amount as last year of $230,894, taking the 3% Retirement amount into account.MAINTENANCEJimmy Jones stated his budget request re ects the 3% reduction due to Retirement. ere will be one employee retiring the end of July.BUILDING & ZONINGRob Corbitt stated his budget re ects the 3% Retirement amount. ey have one less employee as one has transferred to the Board o ce.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTMark Johnson stated his budget request is the same as last year of $106,440. Any reduction of this budget request would mean a reduction of their State match funding.EMSTrish Seibold stated the budget for EMS could be changed according to the salary for the new Director.LANDFILL Benny Jerrels stated the Land ll budget request is less than last year due to the closing of one Class III cell and the 3% Retirement amount has been accounted for. ATTORNEYAtty. Brown stated her budget will be reduced due to the rent they will soon not be paying and the 3% Retirement amount has been accounted for. Depending on current litigation, expenses could be included in the current budget, if not, this line item may need to be increased.LIBRARYLisa Brasher gave a presentation to the Board and stated the funding from the Board determines State Aid given to the Library.PARKS & RECREATIONMatt Weldon stated the Parks and Recreation budget has been reduced and one employee has been transferred from Devils Hammock back to the Road Department. He reported attendance at the parks has been up, generating additional revenue.MOSQUITO CONTROLMatt Weldon stated this budget can be reduced by $4,000 due to money received from the State recently. Weather will be a determining factor between now and the end of the year as far as funding needed to spray for mosquitos.PLANNINGShenley Neely stated an adjustment to her budget in Salaries was made due to a position moving to the Land ll. Also, her rent expense will go away as her o ce is relocating with the Attorneys o ce do a di erent o ce. Ms. Neely stated she has equipment for GIS mapping and would like to take some instruction classes. is system will generate revenue.ROAD DEPARTMENTBruce Greenlee stated the budget request for the Road Department is $330,000 less than last year.VETERANS AFFAIRSRobert Lowyns stated he will let the department vehicle go as it is not necessary. TOURIST DEVELOPMENTCarol McQueen presented her budget to the Board, also noting the Tourist Development Department was not funded by General Revenue, but rather by Tourist Development taxes.EXTENSION AGENTAlbert Fuller stated he will be asking for a $7,000 increase in his budget to replace the conference room oor at the Ag. Center.COUNTY COORDINATORMr. Moody stated there will be a change in personnel cost for the Board o ce as there had been a long-term employee leave and an employee was transferred to their o ce from Building and Zoning.REVENUES & EXPENDITURES PRESENTATIONSheila Rees explained the information provided to the Board shows the Revenues and Expenditures, for the General Revenue Fund, EMS, Fire, Technology and Water Department. Currently, there is a $2.5 million de cit between Revenue and Expenditures in the General Revenue Fund. ere is roughly a $3 million de cit overall for the budget. Discussion followed with the Commissioners and Mrs. Rees of what could be done to balance the budget. e next Budget Meeting will be July 5th at 1:00 PM, after the Regular Meeting. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:33 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny StevensLevy County Board of County Commissioners Meetngs e Special Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on October 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Marsha Drew Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny J. Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Assistant to the County Coordinator Dick TummondChairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. Mr. Moody stated the purpose of the meeting was to hear from Steve Tocknell and the Transportation Department in a continuation of the agenda item which he presented on SPECIAL MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OCTOBER 24, 2011 behalf of Ms. Painter during the Regular Board Meeting on October 18th. Steve Tocknell spoke to the Board with regard to assisting the Transportation Department in application for a Tiger 3 Grant. e grant is to be used for the rehabilitation of the Transportation Department bus maintenance facilities. Discussion followed regarding the proposed purchase of property in which to move the bus facilities to. It was also discussed there were County-owned properties which could be used for this purpose instead of purchasing property such as the Central Florida Electric property, which had been mentioned. Mr. Moody read Board minutes where this grant was discussed to let the Commissioners know what had been approved up to this point. Discussion followed regarding the contract with Mr. Tocknell. Comm. Bell made a motion for a non-agenda item to approve the contract. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Bell then made a motion the approve payment for the contract and completion of the project with the maximum amount of $8,000. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Atty. Brown asked for clari cation if the earlier approved Resolution 2011-56 should be rescinded and a new Resolution be prepared for approval at the November 8th Regular Board Meeting. Comm. Stevens con rmed Atty. Browns statement. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:41 A.M.ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County e following group of minutes is from previous meetings and workshops of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners from last year and the latest ones from this year. e Levy County Journal has long been known as the paper of record which means we publish items of record for readers looking to nd something or track something down or review for legal status. For various and sundry reasons including such things as computer program changes and approvals these minutes were not published and we decided to give them to you in a section of their own. Now you can read for yourself what transpired at the meetings of the Board of County Commissioners and make your own decisions. Editors Note:
The Levy County Journal2CFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOVEMBER 8, 2011 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 8, 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 Levy County Judge, James T. Browning administered the swearing in of Mike Joyner, newly appointed Commissioner for District 1. Chairman Stevens then called the meeting to order at 9:04 A.M. Comm. Johnson gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106325-106487 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 1,608,739.72 ROAD 132,144.39 SHIP 2,5750.00 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 2,530.82 TRANSPORTATION 10,390.27 911 14,000.00 COURT FACILITIES 19.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 6,402.83 EMS 26,669.43 FIRE 31,622.30 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 9,535.53 CDBG 9,270.00 UTILITIES 1,831.19 COMMUNICATION 2.99 LANDFILL 29,296.26 TOTAL $1,908,204.73NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOLUTIONSJohn Lynn, Manager Nationwide Retirement Solutions A. Presenting the required changes in the Plan Document; due to Federal Legislation (Pension Protection Act) speci cally Section 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Plans. Mr. Lynn presented information regarding the required changes in the Plan Document due to Federal Legislation (Pension Protection Act), speci cally Section 457 (b) Deferred Compensation Plans. He stated this is a housekeeping item and there is no cost involved. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve changes in the Plan Document as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.SENATOR CHARLIE DEANSenator Dean congratulated the Board for having a full Board with the addition of Mike Joyner.CLERK OF COURTDanny Shipp, Clerk of Court A. Presenting request from Bronson Community Church for a donation of surplus equipment; one HP projector turned in by the EMS o ce. Mr. Shipp stated he had received a request from the Bronson Community Church for donation of one HP projector turned in by the EMS o ce and asked the Board if they would be willing to donate the item. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the request from Bronson Community Church as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Presenting an Amendment to Agreement between Levy County and Gilchrist County; sharing costs for o ce space for the Guardian ad Litem programs. Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of the Amendment to Agreement between Levy County and Gilchrist County; sharing costs for o ce space for the Guardian ad Litem programs. e Amendment splits all costs between the two counties from 60/40 to 70/30. is split is calculated each year according to case load. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Amendment to Agreement as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.STEVEN H. GRAYSteven H. Gray Gray, Ackerman & Haines, P.A. A. Request for Levy County to participate with the City of Ocala and Marion County in the HUD Section108 Loan Guarantee for 120 Unit ALF/ILF/ALZ Senior Living Facility. Mr. Gray presented information to the Board and explained there is an opportunity for funding for a Senior Living Facility to be constructed in Marion County. Levy County would not be an entitled community, but could participate in the application of CDBG funds to be used for this facility. Levy County would receive priority allocation at 86% of the facilitys capacity for its residents in return for its participation. He would come back to the Board at a later date to make a request for Levy County to participate.TOWN OF INGLISGeorge OBier Town of Inglis; Zoning & Code Enforcement O cer A. Request on behalf of the Town Commission to waive tipping fees for the disposal of solid waste at the sanitary land ll in accordance with Levy County Resolution 2005-07, (adopted March 22, 2005). Mr. OBier requested on behalf of the Town of Inglis Commission to waive tipping fees for the disposal of solid waste at the sanitary land ll in accordance with Levy County Resolution 2005-07. ey are also asking for satellite disposal dumpsters for residents to dump household garbage instead of having to drive the distance to the land ll. Comm. Stevens stated he did not see how the land ll fees could not be waived. e fees are what runs the Land ll. e Commissioners had concerns of dumping hazardous materials and how this could be monitored. It was recommended for Mr. OBier to contact the Levy County Land ll Director to work something out on this issue. B. Request on behalf of the Town Commission permission for a temporary road closure on Saturday, December 10, 2011 for the annual Christmas Parade; closure to include Inglis Avenue and Highway 40 West to the Yankeetown Elementary School. Mr. OBier requested on behalf of the Town Commission permission for a temporary road closure as stated above for the annual Christmas Parade for one to 1 hours. e parade is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the temporary road closure as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC COMMENTSBruce Borders, representing Standing United as Americans spoke regarding the Veterans Day Parade coming up and asked if the Board would be willing to make a contribution to assist with parade expenses. Comm. Stevens advised Mr. Borders to check with Mr. Moody at the Board o ce in the afternoon and he will check will the Constitutional o cers to see what can be collected. e meeting recessed at 10:10 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 10:33 A.M.COUNTY ATTORNEYAnne Bast Brown, County Attorney A. Condideration of an o er to settle an outstanding jail lien of $18,200 plus interest (total as of 11/1/11 $25,275) for Jerry Wayne Meeks, made by his attorneyif-fact Carolyn Redmond. Atty. Brown requested the Board consider an o er to settle an outstanding jail lien of $18,200 plus interest for Jerry Wayne Meeks, made by Carolyn Redmond. Atty. Brown stated an o er was made by Ms. Redmond in the amount of $15,000. Comm. Drew made a motion to accept the o er of $15,000 to satisfy the above listed lien for Jerry Wayne Meeks as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Approval of Agreement for legal services with Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A., for legal services related to employment issues. TABLED C. dopt Resolution 2011-62 that approves the rescission of Resolution 2011-56. Atty. Brown requested approval of Resolution 2011-62 and explained this Resolution rescinds the earlier Resolution for the Tiger Grant which had been signed and recorded in error. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201162, rescinding Resolution 2011-56 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody A. Adopt Proclamation 2011-58 recognizing the month of November, 2011 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, as requested by Mrs. Marian Palma Cardona. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of Proclamation 2011-58 recognizing the month of November, 2011 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, as requested by Mrs. Marian Palma Cardona and read the request to the Board. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-58 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request a Motion to approve the annual agreement for FY 2011-12 with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the Annual Agreement for FY 2011-12 with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. He stated the amount which had been agreed upon during the budget process was $61,020 with quarterly payments of $15,255. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual Agreement for FY 2011-12 with Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Request a Motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company. Mr. Moody requested Board approval of the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company. e contract is set to continue with the same terms and conditions as previous annual contract with the principal Engineer rate at $95 per hour. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the annual Consulting Engineer Contract with Mills Engineering Company as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.CORRESPONDENCEKaren Blackburn A. Request approval for 2012 County Holidays. Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of the proposed 2012 County Holidays as follows: New Years Day Monday, January 2, 2012 Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16, 2012 Good Friday Friday, April 6, 2012 Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2012 Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2012 Veterans Day Monday, November 12, 2012 anksgiving ursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2012 Christmas Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, 2012 Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2012 County Holidays as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTMark S. Johnson, Director A. Request to accept the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) and Levy County. Mr. Johnson requested Board approval of the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) and Levy County in the amount of $10,500 which is funded by State and Federal funds. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Agreement for Professional Services between Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council and Levy County as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.ROAD DEPARTMENTKelly Jerrels, Director A. Request permission to purchase new tracks for the skid steer. Mr. Jerrels requested Board approval to purchase new tracks for the skid steer. e three quotes received are as follows: Florida Track & Power, Inc. $3,700.00 Heavyquip $3,702.48 Ring Power $5,548.98 Mr. Jerrels requested approval to purchase from Florida Track & Power, Inc., the low bid. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the purchase of new tracks for the skid steer from Florida Track & Power, Inc. as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Seeking Board direction on a project to re-surface NE 42 Place, also known as Levy County Road 511. Mr. Jerrels requested Board direction on a project to resurface NE 42 Place, also known as LCR 511. He stated V.E. Whitehurst is currently paving C318 and can go to this project upon completion. ey gave a quote of $27,890 to resurface LCR 511. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve V.E. Whitehurst paving NE 42 Place, also known as LCR 511 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.SHIP/WATERDick Tummond, Assistant to County Coordinator A. Adopt Resolution 2011-59; adopting an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-59 adopting an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Having this Policy and the Policy as requested in item B. approved by Resolution is required by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve both Resolution 2011-59 and 2011-60 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Adopt Resolution 2011-60; adopting a policy relating to Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. C. Request Board to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Brandon Smith; PA #414. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Brandon Smith; PA #414 in the amount of $17,500. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Satisfaction of Mortgage for Brandon Smith as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. D. Request motion to approve Deferred Payment Agreement for Jason A. and Hope Kegebein; PA #507. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Deferred Payment Agreement for Jason A. and Hope Kegebein; PA #507 in the amount of $13,600. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Deferred Payment Agreement for Jason A. and Hope Kegebein as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Bell asked if any of the Commissioners were interested in participating in the Veterans Day Parade on Friday. Line up will be between 10:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. behind the old Bronson High School. Comm. Drew reminded everyone of the Inglis / Yankeetown Seafood festival coming up on November 19th and 20th. Comm. Drew let everyone know there will be a bene t Pancake Breakfast this ursday from 7:45 A.M. until 9:00 A.M. Comm. Johnson stated the Chie and Rotary Dove Shoot will be on November 12th o CR 341 South of Chie and. ere will be a Bar-B-Q lunch provided at noon. If anyone is interested, tickets can be purchased from Osborn Barker, Property Appraiser. FFA Sub-Districts are to be held on December 6th in Williston. North Florida Broadband has a meeting next Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. Comm. Johnson stated he will give a report of this meeting at the next November Board Meeting. If anyone has any Legislative issues they wish to be addressed, please let him know before next Wednesday as this is the date of the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference. ere will be a cake/pie auction in the courthouse the Wednesday before anksgiving at the luncheon. e Chie and High School Student Government will continued on page 3
The Levy County Journal 3CFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on November 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson 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. Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106488-106618 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 142,404.53 ROAD 102,495.57 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 23,515.26 TRANSPORTATION 5,234.68 COURT FACILITIES 28.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 748.37 EMS 30,406.55 FIRE 28,909.72 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 1,751.84 CDBG 210.00 UTILITIES 1,511.11 DRUG TASK FORCE 660.65 COMMUNICATION 309.93 ADD COURT COSTS 2,289.11 CAPITAL PROJECTS 54.20 LANDFILL 63,848.94 TOTAL $404,378.46VETERANS DEPARTMENTKenneth A. ie, Director Veterans Service O ce VFW Department of Florida, VA Regional O ce, St. Petersburg Presenting award to Levy County Veterans Service O ce Mr. ie presented a County Veterans Service O ce of the Year plaque recognizing the Veterans Department Director, Mr. Lowyens for his service to Veterans of Levy County and their families. PUBLIC HEARINGSheila Rees, Chief Deputy/Finance Director A. Conduct Public Hearing on Resolution 2011-61 for amending the 2010-2011 budget. Sheila Rees requested Board approval of Resolution 201161 amending the 2010-2011 budget. As advertised, the funds to be increased are: General Revenue Road & Bridge Additional fund balances and Grants approved throughout the year SHIP Additional Grants in the Transportation and 911 Fund e total increase is $1,676,397, for a total amended budget amount of $60,208,075. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone to speak for or against the budget amendment. ere were none. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201161, amending the 2010-2011 budget as stated. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTDavid Pieklik, Executive Director A. Request approval of the Annual Contract between the Board and NCBDC for scal year 2011-2012, as re ected in the approved budget. Mr. Pieklik, the new Executive Director introduced himself to the Board and requested approval of the Annual Contract between the Board and NCBDC for scal year 2011-2012 in the amount of $39,940, as re ected in the approved budget. e Commissioners requested regular updates of the department and Mr. Pieklik agreed this would be done as often as the Board requested. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Annual REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOVEMBER 22, 2011Contract between the Board and NCBDC for scal year 2011-2012, as requested and requested bi-monthly reporting of the Department. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.DARYL DIAMONDEconomic Report from the November 2 Enterprise Florida meeting in Ft. Lauderdale; an examination of Sunshine Laws. Mr. Diamond stated he had recently attended a meeting of the North Florida Economic Development Council Meeting on October 26th in Live Oak. rough this meeting he found out about a Grant to attend a meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. He took advantage of this and attended the Enterprise Florida board meeting. At this meeting, Sunshine Laws were discussed and how to change them. After speaking with the person who was Chair over the meeting, it was requested of any of the Commissioners from Levy County to contact her by e-mail with their opinions. HAVEN HOSPICEPatrick Allen, Haven Hospice of Chie and A. Request approval of Proclamation 2011-63, declaring November Hospice/Palliative Care Month in Levy County. Mr. Allen requested Board approval of Proclamation 201163, declaring November Hospice/Palliative Care Month in Levy County and read the title into public record. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2011-63 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody A. Request Board approve appointment of Lenore Jones to the Board of Directors, representing the public sector for Levy County on the Central Florida Community Action Agency for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. Mr. Moody requested Board approval to appoint Lenore Jones to the Board of Directors, representing the public sector for Levy County on the Central Florida Community Action Agency for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. Comm. Drew made a motion to appoint Lenore Jones to the Board of Directors, representing the public sector for Levy County on the Central Florida Community Action Agency as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.ASSISTANT TO COUNTY COORDINATORDick Tummond A. Presenting Communication Equipment Service Agreement. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Communications Service Agreement with Williams Communication which expires on December 6th. e current contract amount is $54,148.56 and the renewal contract amount is $54,273.60. A.J. Smith of Williams Communications was present in the audience and answered questions from the Commissioners. e Commissioners expressed an interest in having a workshop with Williams Communication to discuss future plans. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the renewal of the agreement with Williams Communications as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Tummond reported to the Board the pre-application period had been closed for CDBG Grants this past Friday and there were 53 applicants for housing rehabilitation. e process of ranking and sorting will begin soon and he will come back to the Board with additional information.LEVY COUNTY TRANSITDesiree Painter, General Manager A. Request approval of the 2012 Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Agreement. Ms. Painter requested Board approval of the 2012 Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Agreement in the amount of $12,474.70. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the 2012 Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.LIBRARYLisa Brasher, Director A. Request approval for the Annual Plan of Service. Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of the Annual Plan of Service. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Annual Plan of Service as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Ms. Brasher informed the Board Library Legislation Day is coming up on February 1st in Tallahassee.PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, Director A. Requesting authorization to sign agreements for service with Hughes Network Systems, Inc., Centrelearn and Physio-Control, Inc. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to sign agreements for services with Hughes Network Systems, Inc., Centrelearn and Physio-Control, Inc. Comm. Drew made a motion to authorize Mr. Knowles to sign the agreements for service with Hughes Network Systems, Inc., Centrelearn and Physio-Control, Inc. as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Presenting organizational update. Mr. Knowles presented an organizational update for the Board stating there has been some reorganization of sta in order to provide better service. Mr. Knowles informed the Board of training initiatives where they are working with Central Florida College bringing simulation equipment for training three times a year. Mr. Knowles informed the Board the Annual EMS Family Day held on November was a success. Mr. Knowles then presented an award for Employee of the Year which was voted on by peers, to Sa ron Dodd. Mr. Knowles stated the complete organizational structure for the new Department of Public Safety and conceptual layout will be ready to present to the Board at the last meeting in December.PUBLIC COMMENTSallyAnn Collins of Morriston asked the Board what has happened to tax bills for this year as she has not received hers. It was answered the bills had gone out in todays mail and they could have been delayed due to software changes.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Johnson reported of the North Florida Broadband meeting he had attended last week. Comm. Johnson stated he is interested in having a workshop with the Commissioners on December 20th immediately following the Regular Meeting or in January to prioritize and determine where to put focus for the upcoming year. State Representative Jimmie Smith spoke to the Board stating he represents Hernando, Citrus and Levy County. He stated he wants to bring his counties together and asked if the Commissioners had any concerns. Comm. Drew requested unfunded state mandates be looked in to. Comm. Johnson stated he is concerned about two proposed bills eliminating impact fees. Comm. Drew thanked everyone who attended the Inglis/ Yankeetown Seafood festival. Comm. Drew stated on December 6th she will be meeting with a group of teenagers from area schools regarding tobacco issues and will be assisting them in drafting a resolution to bring before the Board. Comm. Bell spoke of a Cedar Key and Chie and Christmas event and inquired if any of the Commissioners would be interested in participating. e Chie and Christmas parade is on December 3rd. e Fanning Springs and Inglis boat parades are both schedule on the same day. ere is a sh fry fundraiser lunch scheduled for the two families working in the courthouse on December 2nd. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:09 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens hold there annual cake/pie auction on Monday the 21st at 6:00 P.M. e meeting recessed at 10:55 A.M. e workshop reconvened at 1:33 P.M.COUNTY UTILITIES RATE STUDY WORKSHOPMr. Tummond spoke brie y to the Board about the two County owned Water Systems and introduced William Secoy who then made a presentation to the Board. William Secoy of Florida Rural Water spoke to the Board about rates and made a Power Point presentation about the Manatee and University Oaks water systems. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:37 P.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens Nov. 8, 2012 meeting continued from page 2 LEVY LAND TRANSACTIONSTransaction Code: AAA -Agree Additional Advances, AAssignment, AAD -Assign Agree Deed, ACT -Amended Certi cate of Title, AD -Agree Deed, AI -Assumption of Indebtedness, AM -Assignment of Mrtg, CD -Correctory Deed, CT -Certi cate of Title, D -Deed, E -Easement, FJDX -Final Judgment Divorce X, MMA -Mrtg Modify Agreement, NL -Notice of Limitation, PX -Probate X, QCD -Quit Claim Deed, TD -Tax Deed, TBRD -Timber Deed, ROWD -Right of Way Deed, WD -Warranty Deed For further research go to the Property Appraisers website athttp://www.levypa.com/. 04/20/2010 538309 WD 1196 598 $15,000.00L26-30(I) COUNTRY ESTATES Grantor: KIRBY DARYL S Grantees: RAMSAROOP HAROLD 538311 TD 1196 601 $2,366.69 1442-07, L18(10) RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES SEC N Grantors: CLERK OF COURT DANNY J SHIPP, HOOVER WILLIAM F, HOOVER JESSIE MC Grantees: TARPON IV LLC 538312 TD 1196 602 $1,743.63 2132-07, L25(82) WILLISTON HGH G&CC ESTATES Grantor: CLERK OF COURT DANNY J SHIPP, HEREDIA RAMOS ELBA LUZ, RAMOS ELBA LUZ HEREDIA Grantees: CRYSTAL I LLC 538313 TD 1196 603 $1,351.35 2174-07, L17(97) WILLISTON HGH G&CC EST Grantor: CLERK OF COURT DANNY J SHIPP, POUX SUSIE Grantees: CRYSTAL I LLC 538315 TD 1196 605 $2,945.65 Legal3452-07, UTILITY SITE (2) LAKE JOHNSON ESTATES #1 Grantors: CLERK OF COURT DANNY J SHIPP, BENNETT CODY E Grantees: TARPON IV LLC 538316 TD 1196 606 $1,614.48 650-07, TRACT 195 UNIVERSITY ESTATES Grantors: CLERK OF COURT DANNY J SHIPP, BARRIOS DE PADILLA MANUELA, PADILLA MANUELA BARRIOS DE, DE PADILLA MANUELA BARRIOS Grantees: TARPON IV LLC 538317 TD 1196 607 $2,070.54 635-07, BDY SE1/4 NE1/4 9-12-17 Grantors: CLERK OF COURT DANNY J SHIPP,
The Levy County Journal4CFebruary 23, 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 20, 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.EXPENDITURESComm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106726-106860 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 763,415.12 ROAD 850,788.03 SHIP 14,854.00 TRANSPORTATION 41,837.60 911 25,756.50 COURT FACILITIES 18.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 705.37 EMS 31,583.54 FIRE 6,429.44 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 3,559.81 CDBG 4,796.72 UTILITIES 1,546.97 COMMUNICATION 27,136.80 ADD COURT COSTS 461.90 LANDFILL 73,306.47 TOTAL $1,846,196.27MINUTES e minutes from the regular Board Meeting held October 18, 2011 were presented for approval. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held October 18, 2011 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.LYNN E. SLAUGHTERA. Information sought on process of Inmate Work details. B. Request for Police Review Board made up of citizens. C. Problem involving Sheri s O ce. Ms. Slaughter stated she was formerly a Sheri s Department employee and requested a Review Board be set up to review police actions. She stated this puts the Sheri s O ce on notice there is another way of dealing with citizens complaints. Ms. Slaughter stated she will provide all of the Commissioners with packets of information regarding her request and past problems with the Sheri s Department as a former employee and come back to the Board at a later date with her request. Ms. Slaughter informed the Board Sheri Smith had taken care of things with the exception of $5,000, which she states is due to her.911 ADDRESSINGMike West, 911 Addressing Coordinator A. Request Board Chairs signature on agreement with A K Associates. Mr. West requested Board approval of the Chairmans signature on the agreement with A.K. Associates. is is for the upgrading of the 911 system. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairman signing the agreement with A.K. Associates as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.WORKFORCE CONNECTIONRusty Skinner A. Presenting information of Workforce Connection Services. Comm. Bell gave information regarding what Workforce Connection does and how it works before Mr. Skinner spoke. Mr. Skinner then presented information of Workforce Connection Services.REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECEMBER 20, 2011Jack Scho eld asked if people can go to the closest Workforce Connection o ce, even if it is in neighboring county? Mr. Skinner answered yes. It was also asked if Workforce Connection could come to the Inglis/Yankeetown area so residents dont have to go out of county. e meeting recessed at 9:35 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 9:44 A.M.COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT BOUNDARIESKurt Spitzer A. Presentation of proposed District Maps. Mr. Spitzer gave a Powerpoint presentation to the Board regarding proposed changes to District maps. It was asked why the Town of Bronson was included in a single district, but Fanning Springs was split into two districts. Mr. Spitzer stated he will make a call about the change and report back later in the meeting. Mr. Spitzer reported back to the Board at 11:06 A.M. the change could be made to keep all of Fanning Springs in one district and gave information on the number of people this would change from one district to the other. B. Adopt Resolutions 2011-66, to change the County Commissioners District Boundaries. Comm. Bell made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-66 with Exhibit A, Plan B2 and the boundary change to Fanning Springs. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC COMMENTSDana She eld spoke thanking everyone for their e orts to make this a better community.DEPARTMENT REPORTS LEVY COUNTY TRANSITDesiree Painter, General Manager A. Request approval to purchase three (3) new vehicles to replace current inventory that is being donated to EMS. James Shields requested in place of Ms. Painter Board approval to purchase three (3) new vehicles to replace current inventory that is being donated to EMS. Florida Sheri s Assoc., Bartow Ford Western Zone $23,733.00 Florida Sheri s Assoc., Bartow Ford Northern Zone $23,733.00 Florida Sheri s Assoc., Bartow Ford Central Zone $23,619.00 Florida Sheri s Assoc., Bartow Ford Southern Zone $23,723.00 White Ford, Chie and Florida $26,826.88Comm. Joyner made a motion to purchase three (3) Ford Explorers from White Ford in Chie and based on it being the best bid. Second was made by Comm. Bell. Discussion followed. Comm. Johnson questions the need for 4x4 for all of the vehicles. Comm. Joyner amends his motion to approve the purchase from White Ford to purchase one (1) all-wheel drive/4x4 Explorer in the amount of $26,826.88, per the quote provided and two (2) 2x4 Explorers, as he feels this would be the best bid, not the lowest bid. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval of the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy. Ms. Painter requested Board approval of the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.PLANNINGShenley Neely, Planning Director A. Authorize County expenditures for fees associated with the submittal of land use change and rezoning application to the Town of Bronson for property owned by Levy County. e fee to apply is $600.00. Ms. Neely requested Board approval to authorize expenditures associated with the submittal of land use change and rezoning application to the Town of Bronson for property owned by Levy County. After discussion, Comm. Drew made a motion to authorize expenditures associated with the submittal of land use change and rezoning applications, authorize appropriate person to sign enclosed application and approve enclosed County Sta Report and application packet for submittal with application for land use change and rezoning to the Town of Bronson as requested in items A, B, and C. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Authorize appropriate person to sign enclosed application for land use change and rezoning. C. Approve enclosed County Sta Report and application packet for submittal with application for land use change and rezoning to Town of Bronson, Florida.PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, Director A. Request for approval of the Short Terms Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Short Terms Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan. George Shenya spoke regarding using a separate company to collect EMS fees and suggests Levy County aggressively pursue collecting payment. Jack Scho eld also spoke regarding collections. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Short Terms Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. A. Submitting a conceptual layout for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Complex and request approval to move forward with the planning process. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the conceptual layout for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Complex and requested approval to move forward with the planning process. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the conceptual layout for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Complex and approval to move forward with the planning process as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Request the approval and adoption of Resolution 2011-67, establishing Department of Public Safety and providing for the dissolution of the Fire Advisory Board. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-67, establishing Department of Public Safety and providing for the dissolution of the Fire Advisory Board. Atty. Brown read the Resolution title into public record. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 201167, establishing Department of Public Safety and providing for the dissolution of the Fire Advisory Board as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. e meeting recessed at 11:10 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 11:21 A.M.COMMISSIONER REPORTSComm. Johnson brought to the other Commissioners attention the list of goals and objectives from each Commissioner to be discussed at the January 3rd meeting. Comm. Johnson read into record a letter received from Pat ONeal regarding North Florida Broadband and requested Atty. Brown look into information regarding adding a berlink from the Courthouse to the Jail as this item will be on the January 3rd Regular Meeting Agenda. Comm. Johnson reminded everyone of the Levy County Education Foundation Gala coming up on January 28th at Chie and Elementary School. e price is $50 per ticket. Comm. Drew gave an update of the Fire Departments consolidating issue and had recently attended meetings in South Levy. Comm. Bell stated he had attended the Friends of the Library event last week and stated there was a very good turnout. Comm. Bell stated he had attended the Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board Workshop. Comm. Bell stated he had been contacted by Amy Magnan regarding the Atomic Safety Licensing Board Hearing in Crystal River on January 12th and has requested Board representation. Comm. Joyner thanked the other Board members for welcoming him as a new Commissioner. All Commissioners wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:35 A.M. ATTEST Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens PETRYKOWSKI WANDA Grantees: TARPON IV LLC 04/21/2010 538327 RIGHT OF WAY D 1196 624 $1.00 BDY NW1/4 NW1/4 28-13-18, ETC Grantors: BUGGS ROBERT R, BUGGS MOSE JR, JACKSON VICTORIA, JEFFERSON MARVIA L, MILLER RICHARD L Grantees: LEVY COUNTY 538332 QCD 196 630 $1,250.00 L6(34) REPLAT WILLISTON HGH #5 Grantors: MONETTE ALAN E, MONETTE ALAN EMIL Grantees: OLIVERI ANTHONY C 538334 WD 1196 632 $10.00 BDY SW1/4 SW1/4 36-10-14, ETC Grantor: HUMPHRIES WILLIAM K Grantees: HUMPHRIES WILLIAM K, HODGE CHRISTOPHER J, HODGE TIFFANY A 538340 D 1196 644 $29,000.00 L44 CEDAR KEY HGH Grantors: TAGGERTY JEFFREY A TRUSTEE, JEFFREY A TAGGERTY TRUST Grantee: BOUNCE JOSEPH H 538341 QCD 1196 645 $10.00 TRACT 354 UNIV EST Grantor: CONE WILBUR C Grantees: HANEY DAVID J, HANEY CHRISTINE H 538342 D 1196 646 $172.18 L13-20, L33-48(85) CEDAR KEY HTS B Grantors: USHER E T TRUSTEE, USHER FAMILY TRUST Grantees: VOYLES DENNIS A TRUSTEE, VOYLES KAREN M TRUSTEE, DENNIS A VOYLES AND KAREN M VOYLES FAMILY TRUST 538343 QCD 196 647 $10.00 BDY N1/2 NW1/4 3-12-17 Grantor: MONTALVO NATANIA M Grantees: MONTALVO GILDREN 538356 WD 1196 681 $0.00 BDY NW1/4 SW1/4 31-13-19, W/MH, ETC Grantors: LARGEY HENRY G, LARGEY DOROTHY K Grantees: HENDEY ROBERT L, HENDEY ANN D 538358 WD 1196 686 $0.00 BDY 32-1219, 4-13-19, L21-22(F) PINEHURST SD, L7(13) J.B. EPPERSON ADD & L24(6) Grantor: WATERS BESSIE Grantees: WATERS BESSIE, DUNCAN MARILYN WATERS 538359 AD 1196 688 $60,000.00 TRACT 488 UNIVERSITY ESTATES, W/MH Grantor: WINFALL CORPORATION Grantees: HARRISON LEE 538369 WD 1196 725 $45,000.00 L 107 FOREST PARK # 3 PHASE 2 Grantors: WORTHINGTON LLOYD, WORTHINGTON INEZ Grantees: WILSON MICHAEL LYNN JR, WILSON AMY LYNN 538371 WD 1196 733 $10.00 TRACT 4 HAMPTON FARMS, ETC Grantors: WARIER SANKAR, WARIER RANJANA Grantees: SNR ENTERPRISE LLC 538408 D 1196 791 $0.00 L13, 5 OAK ACRES SECT 1 Grantors: STEWART BONNIE R TRUSTEE, THOMAS B STEWART JR TESTAMENTARY TRUST
The Levy County Journal 5CFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: 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. Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Drew made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106861-106939 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 945,779.79 ROAD 47,237.65 TRANSPORTATION 639.86 911 14,000.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 159.08 EMS 8,897.33 FIRE 13,375.39 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 290.95 UTILITIES 944.13 LANDFILL 10,100.61 TOTAL $1,041,424.79MINUTES e minutes for the Regular Meeting held December 6, 2011 were presented to the Board for approval. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held December 6, 2011 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN ELECTIONComm. Drew made a motion to appoint Comm. Johnson as Board Chairman and Comm. Bell as Vice-Chairman for 2012. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the votes were cast as follows: Yes No Comm. Drew Comm. Stevens Comm. Johnson Comm. Bell Comm. Joyner e MOTION FAILS. Comm. Bell made a motion to continue this year with Comm. Stevens as Chairman and Comm. Johnson as ViceChairman. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.S.W.A.T.Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T) A. Request approval of Resolution 2012-04 urging tobacco retailers to stop the sale and marketing of avored tobacco products in Levy County. e following students spoke to the Board requesting the approval of Resolution 2012-04 urging tobacco retailers to stop the sale and marketing of avored tobacco products in Levy County: Ansley Pense Christian Aresina Kate Renally David Hallman Larry Coleman Christina Zackary, the Tobacco Prevention Specialist at Levy County Health Department thanked the Board for their time and stated she coordinates the S.W.A.T. in the schools as well as in the community. After discussion, Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-04. Second was made by Comm. Johnson. e Commissioners agreed with S.W.A.T. in their e orts to educate students and discourage the use of tobacco products, but did not feel it was Boards obligation to ask retailers to not sell certain products. Commissioners agreed the Resolution should be re-worded to direct its request to the tobacco manufacturers rather than the retailers. Renate Cannon stated she felt the students which prepared REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JANUARY 3, 2012the Resolution should be given the opportunity to re-word it and supported their e orts. Art Maruna spoke and also supported the e orts of S.W.A.T. Kay Hallman spoke to the Board and emphasized the need for something to be done to prevent the sale of avored tobacco to children. Dana She eld spoke and agreed with the students in their e orts and hoped they would be able to re-word the resolution and get it approved. After discussion, Comm. Drew withdrew her motion and Comm. Johnson also withdrew his second of the motion and will consider the Resolution once the students have had a chance to re-word it. CLERK OF COURTDanny Shipp, Clerk of Court A. Request Board allocate funds for Paul Silverman as Magistrate in Foreclosure actions for Eighth Circuit. Ann Moody requested on behalf of Mr. Shipp Board approval for the allocation of funds for Paul Silverman as Magistrate in Foreclosure actions for Eighth Circuit in the amount of $10,000. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the allocation of funds as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody A. Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement between Levy County Professional Paramedics and Emergency Technicians IAFF, Local #4069. Mr. Moody requested Board rati cation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Levy County Professional Paramedics and Emergency Technicians IAFF, Local #4069. Approval of the agreement will put this contract in e ect for the current scal year. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the rati cation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.CORRESPONDENCEKaren Blackburn A. Present request from Columbia County Board of County Commissioners to appoint a member to a County O cial Working Group, which will continue to monitor developments related to water supply issues and develop strategies for the long-term protection of water supplies. Mrs. Blackburn presented a request from the Columbia County BOCC to appoint a member from the North Florida Economic Development Partnership to a County O cial Working Group. is group has concerns in regard to water being taken from the St. Johns River Water Management District. ere is a meeting scheduled for January 31st at 6:00 P.M. in Lake City. e Commissioners agreed they would like to have someone attend to represent Levy County Comm. Johnson stated he would be willing to attend but would contact the Board o ce if he was not able to.LEVY COUNTY TRANSITDesiree Painter, General Manager A. Request approval to submit Section 5310 Capital Grant application with authorizing resolution. Ms. Painter requested Board approval to submit the Section 5310 Capital Grant application with authorizing Resolution. is is an 80/10/10 grant in the amount of $73,033 and will be used to purchase a new transport vehicle. e county match amount for this grant is $7,303. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve submitting the Section 5310 Capital Grant application with Resolution 2012-01 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval to submit Section 5311 Operating Grant application with authorizing resolution. Ms. Painter requested Board approval to submit the Section 5311 Operating Grant application with authorizing resolution. is is a 50/50 grant used for payroll expenses and they are asking for $661,559. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve submitting the Section 5311 Operating Grant application with Resolution 2012-02 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Request approval to submit Section 5316 Operating funding for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant application with authorizing resolution. Ms. Painter requested Board approval to submit Section 5316 Operating funding for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant application with authorizing resolution. is is a 50/50 grant in the amount of $450,000. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve submitting the Section 5316 Operating funding for Job Access Reverse Commute with Resolution 2012-06 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. D. Request approval to submit Section 5317 New Freedom Capital Grant with authorizing resolution. Ms. Painter requested Board approval to submit the Section 5317 New Freedom Capital Grant with authorizing resolution. is is an 80/20 grant to be used for the purchase of a vehicle in the amount of $73,033. e countys portion will be $14,670. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve submitting the Section 5317 New Freedom Capital Grant with Resolution 2012-08 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. E. Request approval to submit Section 5317 New Freedom Operating Grant with authorizing resolution. Ms. Painter requested Board approval to submit the Section 5317 New Freedom Operating Grant with authorizing resolution. is is a 50/50 grant in the amount of $168,690. Ms. Painter stated the amount she will ultimately be asking for is $84,345. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve submitting the Section 5317 New Freedom Operating Grant with Resolution 2012-07. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. F. Request approval for a revised agreement for Steve Tocknell scope of services. TABLED SHIP/WATERDick Tummond, Director A. Request approval of Resolution 2012-03, authorizing the Chair or Vice-Chair in the Chairs absence or inability, to execute Satisfactions of Mortgage on behalf of the county for Satisfactions of State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program loans, upon payment in full of all amounts owed to county or otherwise meeting requirements for execution. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-13. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 201203 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Johnson reminded everyone the Levy County Education Foundation Gala will be on January 28th at 6:00 P.M. in Chie and. Comm. Bell Discussion and decision regarding any presentation the Board may want to make at the public input session before the Atomic Safety Licensing Board for the combined operating license application for Progress Energys proposed power plants in Levy County. Comm. Bell stated he would be attending and Comm. Stevens stated he was also planning to attend. Discussion followed regarding the Boards concerns for environmental impacts. It was decided by consensus Comm. Stevens would speak on the Boards behalf at the session. e workshop which had been scheduled right after this meeting will take place directly following the next board meeting. Comm. Drew had passed information to each of the Commissioners and informed them Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam is now in charge of the Energy O ce. She asked the other Commissioners if they would be in favor of drafting a resolution supporting his work to support renewable energy. e Commissioners were in agreement they would consider this item at the next meeting. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:49 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. 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The Levy County Journal6CFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on January 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: 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. Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 106940-107089 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 641,102.61 ROAD 133,584.42 TRANSPORTATION 40.75 COURT FACILITIES 1,752.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 803.51 EMS 30,511.49 FIRE 68,040.41 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,361.35 UTILITIES 1,797.94 ADD COURT COSTS 461.90 LANDFILL 69,471.38 TOTAL $951,927.76MINUTES e minutes for the following meetings were presented to the Board for approval: November 8, 2011 January 3, 2012 TABLED Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting held November 8, 2011 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.WORKFORCE CONNECTIONRusty Skinner, Chief Executive O cer A. Request approval of Resolution 2012-04. Mr. Skinner requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-04 or a letter to be drafted and sent to the State level addressing concerns regarding HB7023. is bill has been introduced in Legislature giving the Governor control over the local workforce system and removes responsibility, given to local elected o cials under federal law, from local elected o cials. After discussion by Commissioners, it was agreed by consensus of the Board to send a letter to the State Legislative O cials. Mr. Skinner will draft a letter for the Commissioners to review. Comm. Stevens stated he would like each of the Commissioners to sign the letter. B. Request approval of the Worksite Agreement. Mr. Skinner requested Board approval of the Worksite Agreement. is agreement would allow departments of the county government to become worksites for individuals utilizing Workforce Connection to gain work training before entering into the workforce. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Worksite Agreement as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Barbara Locke spoke and let Mr. Skinner know the Health Department currently provides work training through Workforce Connection and brought up a point regarding background checks and ngerprinting charges not covered by Workforce Connection. Mr. Skinner stated there are di erent levels of background checks and would check into why the Health Department is required to pay for theirs.911 ADDRESSINGMike West, 911 Coordinator A. Request signature of Chair for GeoComm Maintenance Contract. Chris Sheppard requested on behalf of Mr. West Board approval and signature on the annual GeoComm Maintenance Contract which is in the amount of $13,100. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the annual GeoComm Maintenance Contract as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCILDavid Pieklik, Executive Director A. Presenting Progress Report. Mr. Pieklik presented a Progress Report to the Board of the Nature Coast Business Development Council and provided information for the Commissioners to review. He stated the new o ce will be in Chie and at the old post o ce in with Workforce Connection and is expected to be open March 1st.PUBLIC COMMENTSHans van Vuuren of Bronson spoke to the Board regarding the Levy County Recycling center and expressed his concern about the messiness of it. He asked if it was possible to have countywide garbage pickup for a pro t to the county. Mr. Jerrels stated the trailers which are intended to be lled with recycle materials, often get household garbage dumped in them also. is has to be sorted before the recycled materials can be sold. ese recycled materials are then sold, but the amount earned does not o set the cost. is is not a moneymaker for the county. Mr. van Vuuren asked if there was anything which could be done about dumping garbage along dirt roads in the REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JANUARY 17, 2012County. It was answered by the Commissioners along with Atty. Brown the Board could not stop people from dumping garbage, only issue citations from Code Enforcement if garbage is identi ed. Nothing could be done by the Board about garbage someone dumps on their own property. Barbara Locke spoke to the Board and announced there will be an After Hours Medical Care service provided by the Levy County Health Department the last Wednesday of each month at the Health Department from 4:30 P.M. to 7:15 P.M. e services provided are: physicals for work, sports and school, minor injuries (no x-ray), and routine health care. ere is no cost if eligible.DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody A. Request the appointment of Connie Conley to serve as interim Director for Levy County Transit; with all duties, responsibilities and signature authority as Department Head. Mr. Moody requested Board approval to appoint Connie Conley to serve as interim Director for Levy County Transit. Comm. Bell made a motion to appoint Connie Conley as interim Director as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Notice of proposed closing of the Levy Farm Service Agency o ce. Mr. Moody advised the Board of the proposed closing of the Levy Farm Service Agency o ce scheduled for February 3rd. All Commissioners agreed they would like to keep the Farm Service Agency o ce open for Levy County. Comm. Johnson made a motion to lobby to keep the Farm Service o ce in Levy County due to the diversity of farming and agriculture business and to send a letter asking what can be done to keep the Farm Service o ce open here. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Notice of proposed closing of Levy Forestry Camp. Mr. Moody advised the Board of the closing of Levy Forestry Camp and how this would a ect Recycling as well as Parks. ese departments currently use prison work crews at Recycling and for clean-up at the Parks. ere is a possibility of using prison work crews from Lowell.CORRESPONDENCEKaren Blackburn A. Follow up on Columbia Countys letter; meeting rescheduled from January 31, 2012 to January 23, 2012. Ms. Roberts advised they would prefer a county sta member of County Commissioner. Mrs. Blackburn informed the Board of the organizational meeting of the water supply protection working group previously scheduled for January 31, 2012 has been rescheduled to January 23, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. Comm. Johnson stated he was still planning to attend as an individual and would take notes to bring back to Board at next meeting Comm. Stevens requested Comm. Johnson attend as a representative for the Board and for another sta member to also attend. Shenley Neely stated she would plan to be at this meeting also. B. Request from the Bronson FFA Chapter to sponsor an ad for the Suwannee River Livestock Show & Sale O cial Program; Review attached ad, full page $100. Mrs. Blackburn presented a request to the Board from the Bronson FFA Chapter for an ad in the Suwannee River Livestock Show & Sale O cial Program. e prices are as follows: Full Page $100 Half Page $ 50 Quarter Page $ 25 Comm. Bell made a motion to purchase a half-page ad for $50. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. C. Requesting changes to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. 1. Replace Primary Voting Member Elaine Carter with Melinda M. Jordan. 2. Add Alternate Voting Member Andrew Singer. 3. Replace Alternate Voting Member (School Board) Je Edison with Joseph Wain. Mrs. Blackburn presented changes from the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board for Board approval. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the changes as stated to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.LEVY COUNTY TRANSITConnie Conley, Operations Manager A. Follow up on January 3, 2012 tabled request for approval regarding the revised agreement for Steve Tocknell scope of services and payment of services. Mrs. Conley requested Board approval of the request from January 3, 2012 of the revised agreement for Steve Tocknell scope of services and payment of services in the amount of $4,000. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the revised agreement document for Steve Tocknell previously tabled at the January 3rd meeting as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval of Resolutions to amend Resolutions: 1. Section 5310 Capital Grant. 2. Section 5311 Operating Grant. 3. Section 5316 Operating Funding for Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant. 4. Section 5317 New Freedom Capital Grant. 5. 5317 New Freedom Operating Grant. Mrs. Conley requested Board approval to amend the previously approved Resolutions as listed above. is includes changing the Director name to Connie Conley. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolutions 2012-09 through 2012-13 amending previously approved Resolutions 2012-01, 2012-02, 2012-06, 2012-07 and 201208 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, Director A. Present the quarterly report to inform the Board, the citizens and visitors of Levy County of signi cant events taking place within the department during the last quarter of 2011. Mr. Knowles presented the 4th quarter report of the Department of Public Safety to the Board.SHIPDick Tummond, Assistant to the County Coordinator A. Request motion to approve Annual Reports submitted to Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Mr. Tummond requested Board approval of the Annual Reports submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. is is the close out period for the year 2008/09. During this period 14 families were assisted in the purchase of homes and 11 families were assisted in owner/ occupied rehabilitation for a total of $391,872.70. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Annual Reports submitted to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Johnson reminded everyone of the Levy County Education Foundation Gala on the 28th of this month. He also announced there will be a drawing for an $800 credit with Carnival Cruise Lines. e tickets are $10 each. Comm. Johnson stated there will be a North Florida Broadband meeting tomorrow which he will be attending. Comm. Drew stated she had recently taken a course from the Department of Justice on Financial Grant Management. Comm. Joyner announced Morriston Baptist Church will be holding its annual Beast Feast on January 28th and invited everyone to attend. e meeting recessed at 11:02 e meeting reconvened at 11:28PRIORITIES/GOALS 2012 WORKSHOPComm. Stevens called the meeting back to order at 11:28 A.M.. Mr. Moody spoke brie y and suggested each commissioner speak brie y about the items listed. e following is an overview of each Commissioners top priorities and goals for 2012. Commissioner Joyner, District 1 A. Special Events Permit Comm. Joyner stated he would like to see any special event permit applicant responsible for providing law enforcement and emergency medical services for the event rather than taxpayers providing the service. B. One Cent Sales Tax Comm. Joyner stated he would like to see a one cent sales tax in Levy County on all sales to help with county infrastructure. He stated this will keep property owners from bearing the full load of taxes. Commissioner Johnson, District 2 A. Insurance Review 1. Goal & Objective 2. Time Line B. Technology Plan 1. Goal & Objective 2. Communications Infrastructure 3. Phone System 4. Inter/intranet C. Emergency Services Management 1. Long Term County Plan 2. Communications D. Local/Purchasing Plan 1. Local Preference Policy 2. Central Purchasing E. Asset Management 1. Asset Utilization 2. Inventory Control F. Ordinance Review Annual Review of Ordinances Commissioner Drew, District 3 A. Complete the upgrading of the phone systems. B. Create an intranet for all county departments. C. Central Purchasing and try to buy American wherever possible. D. Establish new procedures for appointments to Boards and Commission seats. E. Require regular (monthly or quarterly) reporting from all department heads. F. Formalize the draft procedure for development review (written by Rob). G. Establish a criteria and calendar for employee evaluations. H. Biometric time clocks. Commissioner Bell, District 4 A. Insurance B. Special Events Permit C. Local Purchasing Policy D. Focus on $1 Million in Operational Budget Changes so we are not under the wire next budget year E. Improve on County Asset Inventory Tracking (i.e. GPS Tracking for Autos, Etc.) continued on page 7C
The Levy County Journal 7CFebruary 23, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 F. Work out better Payroll Clock in/Clock out System (we can discuss) G. Develop a Long Term Technology Plan (i.e. Automated Phone Systems, etc.) H. Work on Better Purchasing Program (Better Controls on Purchase Orders, Etc.) I. Improve Code Enforcement and Compliance on Scattered Debris. Commissioner Stevens, District 5 A. Allocate funding for one (1) additional Med Unit. B. Provide funding for the 21 acre parcel owned by the County on 337 & 32 for a consultant to do site layout the County Complex including the Health Department. e funding should include engineering, site layout, paving and other impervious surface permits, utilities, etc. e Health Department will be constructed with funding from the Department of Health or other State Grants. C. Allocate funds for Inmate Visitation Up-grade or complete change-out of existing system. D. Grant Consulting/Management for 2012-2013 e Commissioners all expressed concerns of coming up short again this scal year. It was agreed to work on ways to prevent this from happening again this year. ere was discussion of moving forward with projects costing the least or ones that will save more. Comm. Drew stated some items like phone system or insurance may cost some now, but will save in the long run. Mr. Moody states insurance should be dealt with rst as Public Risk Management has been given notice we are looking for di erent insurance. Other items commonly listed with more than one of the Commissioners were discussed as priority items and will be given the most attention in the coming months. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1:01 P.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens 538563 QCD 1197 107 $10.00 BDY NW1/4 SE1/4 22-13-18 Grantor: MCKANE ELEANOR Grantees: VINSON CLIFFORD 538568 QCD 1197 122 $10.00 L15-16(2) B&R SD #6 Grantor: NORTON ELVA JEAN Grantees: AMES R NORTON AND ELVA JEAN NORTON TRUST 04/27/2010 538574 WD 1197 141 $140,000.00 L10(A) MANATEE FARMS EST #1, W/MH Grantors:CUMMINGS BRANNON JR, CUMMINGS MARY L Grantees: MANSFIELD DANNY EDWARD, MANSFIELD SHARON NICOLE 538577 QCD 1197 146 $0.00 L7(119) WILLINSTON HGH G&CC ESTATES Grantors: RODRIGUEZ RITA RIVERA, DRAGONI RITA R, RIVERA RITA ANNETTE DRAGONI, RIVERA MARCOS ANTONIO DRAGONI Grantees: RIVERA MARCOS ANTONIO DRAGONI, PACHECO MARIA AWILDA AGUAYO 538581 QCD 1197 157 $10.00 TRACT 31 UNIVERSITY ESTATES Grantor: BISCHOFF PHILLIP Grantees: RIGDON PEARLIE MAE 538583 WD 1197 159 $20,000.00 L8(E) WOODLAND ACRES SD Grantor: TATE DAVID Grantees: GIELEN ROBERT 538588 WD 1197 183 $10.00 BDY NW1/4 SW1/4 12-14-18, ETC Grantor: CLARY CHARLES T Grantees: CLARY CHARLES T 538590 WD 1197 203 $80,000.00 L 32 (C) RIVERSIDE # 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Grantors: TAYLOR RONNIE F TRUSTEE, RONNIE F TAYLOR REVOCABLE TRUST Grantees: FLORIDAS NATURE COAST CONSERVANCY INC 538822 WD 1197 809 $50,400.00 L 4 RESURVEY # 2 Grantor: ROWLANDS JUDITH A Grantees: BAUER OLIVER, BAUER DOREEN 538827 WD 1197 820 $10.00 L12(3) BLACK JACK RIDGE ESTATES Grantors: SHIELDS SANDRA I, FEENEY TERESA M, BAKER TERESA MGrantees: SHIELDS SANDRA I TRUSTEE, SANDRA I SHIELDS TRUST 538828 WD 1197 823 $110,000.00 L 7 (A) LANGLEY EST, W/MH Grantors: SMOLL CAROL L, TOMCHICK CAROL L, SMOLL RICHARD DECEASED Grantees: CALDWELL JARETT L 538830 WD 1197 837 $0.00 L27(9)WILLISTON HGH G&CC ESTATES, W/MH GrantorsL: WELLS FARGO BANK NA, WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Grantees: SULLIVAN GLENDO L 538835 QCD 197 858 $10.00 BDY NW1/4 SE1/4 3-12-17 Grantors: JEROME MIMOSE, JOSEPH CLAUDE E Grantees: GUERRIER ROBERT WELLINGTON 538837 WD 1197 864 $10.00 TRACT 218-219, BDY SE1/4 NE1/4 3 12 17 Grantor: DIAZ ELBA I Grantees: SUAREZ GIRALDA S, JUAN GIRALDA E 05/04/2010 538851 WD 1197 908 $10.00 L 11 (11) CEDAR KEY Grantors: STUCKER COOKE LIVING TRUST, COOKE S TUCKER TRUSTEE Grantees: 589 2ND ST CEDAR KEY LLCn 538858 WD 1197 921 $0.00 L 14,15,16 (19) MAP OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY Grantors: BRYSON DENNIS J, BRYSON G KIM Grantees: 2345 BAYSHORE LLC 538859 QCD 1197 923 $0.00 L 1,2,3,4 (1,US,19) ADDITION Grantors: LANGFORD MICHAEL, LANGFORD KAROLYN M GranteesLANGFORD MICHAEL, LANGFORD KAROLYN M 538865 WD 1197 945 $0.00 L6-10, 27-W COMMERCIAL SITES Grantor: ASH INVESTMENT COMPANY Grantees: SMITH WILLARD P JR TRUSTEE, MARGARET W SMITH IRREVOCABLE TRUST 538868 WD 1197 953 $63,000.00 L 7,8 MORGAN EST Grantors: STEVE ROGER ALAN, TEVE PATTY ANN Grantees: LAKE JOHN THOMAS 538869 WD 1197 955 $119,000.00 L 11 (48) UNIVERSITY OAKS Grantor: ORTIZ SILVIA Grantees: LOPEZ JASON M, LOPEZ EUSEBIO 538871 WD 1197 965 $0.00 BDY NE1.4 NW1/4 33-14-18 SEE IMAGE Grantor: WILLIAMS BERTHA D Grantees: PRICE PATRICIA ANN, PRICE CHRISTOPHER 538872 WD 1197 966 $0.00 BDY NE1/4 NW1/4 33-14-18 SEE IMAGE Grantor: WILLIAMS BERTHA D Grantees: PHILMAN REBA JANICE 538873 WD 1197 967 $0.00 BDYNE1/4 NW1/4 33-14-18 SEE IMAGE Grantor: WILLIAMS BERTHA D Grantees: BELL MAYDELL W 538874 WD 1197 968 $0.00 L 6,3 (30) CS NOBLE MAP OF WILLISTON Grantor: BANK OF AMERICA NA Grantees: SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 538876 WD 1197 979 $0.00 L17 LITTLE LAKE ACRES Grantors: FLOYD BLAIRE M, NEAL TERRI RENEE, NEAL CLIFTON E JR, NEAL ANTHONY S, NEAL JOANNA, NEAL PATRICK D Grantees: COLBURN KENNETH A, COLBURN NANCY C 538881 WD 1198 19 $9,000.00 L 10,11 (4) B & R SD # 5 Grantors: WICKETT LORRAINE, WICKETT VAUGHN Grantees: MAYHEW MIKE M, STEVENSON JEANETTE C 538883 QCD 1198 21 $10.00 BDY NW1/4 NW1/4 6-14-19, ETC Grantor: WINDLE BRENDA D Grantees: WINDLE BRENDA D, WINDLE LARRY N 05/05/2010 538887 D 1198 29 $8,200.00 L12(39) WILLISTON HGH #7 Grantor: HALL CHERYL A TRUSTEE, CHERYL A HALL REVOCABLE TRUST Grantees: WRIGHT GERALD W 538889 WD 1198 33 $0.00 BDY NW1/4 NE1/4 36-12-14, ETC Grantor: BRAINARD LAURENCE T Grantees: PRATT DIANA L 538890 E 1198 34 $0.00 BDY 13-13-14, SEE IMAGE Grantor: MILLER MARK ANTHONY Grantees: MILLER GERALD D 538891 WD 1198 35 $10.00 BDY L79 CEDAR KEY PLANTATION SD Grantor: SOUTHEASTERN FUNDING PARTNERS LLLP Grantees: CORRAD PAUL K, CORRAD CELIA T 538893 WD 1198 37 $0.00 BDY SW1/4 34-11-15, ETC Grantor: KING DOROTHY A, KING DELMONTE G DECEASED Grantees: KING SANDRA DJan. 17, 2012 meeting continued from page 6C
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