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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 53 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 10ASee section A and B See page 3BSee page 3ASee page 10BThe South ReunionProgress Energy is urging customers be on alert for a new utility bill payment scam a ecting customers across the country. Scammers claim that President Obama will pay customers utility bills through a new federal program. Progress Energy has received reports of customers who have been contacted about this scam in its Carolinas and Florida service territories. According to the Better Business Bureau, customers have been contacted in person and through iers, social media and text messages with claims that President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. To receive the money, scammers claim they need the customers' Social Security and bank routing numbers. In return, customers are given a false bank routing number that will supposedly pay their utility bills. In reality, there is no money, and customers believe they have paid their bills when in fact they have not.Progress Energy does not contact customers to obtain personally identi able information. In addition, the company encourages customers and others not to open their door for utility workers unless they can con rm the person's identity. Progress Energy employees carry company identi cation badges with photographs. But because identi cation badges, vehicle signs and clothing can be fabricated to look authentic, none of these is su cient to verify a person's identity.Other than in emergencies or safety-related issues, there are almost no instances when a representative of Progress Energy would come to a customer's home unannounced and ask to enter to perform work or provide a service. Any homeowner in doubt about the identity of someone claiming to be a Progress Energy employee should keep the door closed and locked and call Progress Energys customer service center (1-800-452-2777 in the Carolinas/ 1-800-700-8744 in Florida) to con rm the employee's identity and need for entry. Customers who are contacted by phone, email, through social media or through other channels can verify an individuals a liation with Progress Energy by calling the same number. More information about this scam is available on the Better Business Bureaus website, at http://www.bbb.org/us/article/president-obamais-not-o ering-to-pay-your-utility-bills-34928.WARNING: Obama Payment of Utility Bill a Scam Says Progress EnergyChie and Burglar Escapes to Bronson and Still on the LooseNorth Bronson was alive with Levy County Sheri s vehicles o SR 24 with deputies out knocking on doors and looking through wooded areas Monday morning, July 2 at 10:10 a.m. e reason for the frantic activity became apparent upon release of information from the Sheri s O ce. e LCSO had received a call from a distraught Chie and resident a little earlier around 9:20 a.m. when someone tried to kick her door o the hinges. e woman called 911 and took refuge in a back bedroom where she described the eeing intruder to the 911 operator. Her description stated the intruder was a black male driving a small white 4-door car, similar to a Grand Prix that was then leaving her property. LCSO deputies and o cers from the Chie and Police Department ooded the area. Shortly after setting a perimeter, Sgt. Mike Narayan encountered a vehicle similar to the one described by the caller. As Sgt. Narayan tried to conduct a tra c stop, the driver, whom Sgt. Narayan recognized as Willie James Ellison Jr., 19, ed in a vehicle identi ed as a white Chevy Lumina. Ellison was speeding in excess of 85 miles per hour on US Hwy 27 towards Bronson where he lives. With o cers in pursuit Ellison was able to avoid running over Stop-Sticks placed in his path at the intersection of CR 32. Ellison lost control of the vehicle momentarily but was able to straighten out continuing in the wrong way on US Hwy 27 until he entered Bronson town limits. Ellison made a few quick turns and entered the residential area northwest of Main Street where he abandoned his car and ed on foot. Ellison is still on the loose and anyone who can provide information regarding his current whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a reward. Here is Bronson Speedways local driver fan card for Earnhardt. See the results of the race on Levy Life page 1.Williston Airport Development to Venture with Chinese e City of Williston has been talking for years about developing their airport facility into a pro table venture for Williston. According to Dave Pieklik the Executive Director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council that just might be coming to pass. Based in Williston, Team Tango states on their website that it is a company that provides fastbuild aircraft kits o ering fast-build programs that will allow a builder to assemble an airframe at the Builders Center in Williston and then use Team Tangos custom trailer to transport the airframe to their own shop for nal completion. Or the builder may stay at the Builders Center in Williston for additional time to bring the aircraft to an airworthy condition. Builders can nish their airplane with guidance, instruction and inspection provided by a Team Tango technician free and included with the purchase of the airplane. Fabrication and assembly of an airframe by a Team Tango technician is also available for an additional fee. Now, according to Pieklics NCBDC newsletter, Team Tango of Williston has signed a joint venture agreement with a Chinese aviation company to build its aircraft in China for international markets. Team Tango and THXH Hubei Aviation Company will partner in the deal signed by the Xiangtan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone Administration Commission. A small delegation from China arrived June 22 at the Williston Municipal Airport to tour the site and talk about the partnership. A completed Foxtrot F aircraft. Photo courtesy of Team Tango Build FastFly Fast. continued on page 3Levy County Board of County Commissioners July 3, 2012 Meeting News e BoCC met on Tues. July 3 at the Commissioners Meeting Room in the Levy County Courthouse at 9 a.m. All items listed below were approved.Rob Corbitt Development Director A. Petition Ha.Va. 5-12 a petition for a hardship variance to allow a third dwelling to care for a Family member that needs to be under the care of someone at all times. It was noted that after the structures purpose has ended it must be removed from the property within 60 days with the allowance that any one of the other structures could be chosen for removal. B. Petition SE 2-12 a petition from Colby-Gwyn Williams and Jose Raul Hernandez through Morris-Depew Associates, Inc for a Special Exception to allow a dog kennel to be located at 551 SE 215th Ave. in Morriston. MorrisDepew associates gave a presentation to the Commissioners exhibiting all the drawings and sketches of the buildings and set up of the kennels in relation to property lines and boundaries involved. e petition was for 20 dogs but the current expectation is 10 dogs. e training agenda is for specialized service dogs but not dogs for the blind. No tra c is spontaneous but only by appointment. e dogs are kept inside the air-conditioned kennel building during the night. Neighbors were consulted and had no objections. e kennels will be state of the art facilities of concrete with insulated walls. Plans include an onsite waste treatment facility.Danny Shipp, Clerk of CourtRequested selection of new Value Adjustment Board (VAB) representatives and to advertise, if needed, for a citizen representative. e purpose of the VAB is to hear appeals regarding denied exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals. Mr. Ivan Chubb has served as the citizen representative for many years. After selection, a short online course must be completed or come to the courthouse for training on available computers there. continued on page 2 Minutes Federalist Paper #51 Invitations to BidFAST TRAIN Floridas Great Train Race
The Levy County Journal2AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Hodge, Barbara Jean Old Town VOP POSSESS CONTROLLED SUB NO BOND Martinez, Darinel Fanning Spgs VOP 2CTS BATTERY, RWOV BOND 55,000 DOLLARS SURETY Mcintosh, Justin w Inglis WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CASH PURGE 914 DOLLARS Underwood, Je rey L Trenton DRIVING WHILE DL REVOKED HTO BOND 15,000 DOLLARS C/S Henry, Travis Isaiah Bronson RESIST W/O VIOLENCE BOND 5,000 DOLLARS SURETYBuie, Basil Jamaal, 30, of Chie and: FAILURE TO APPEAR x 2. Calero-Martinez, Antonio, 29, of Williston: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Carrazco, Victor Noel, 24, of Williston: AGGRAVATED BATTERY ON A PERSON USING A DEADLY WEAPON. Chandler, Boyd Wayne, 35, of Inglis: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Cook, Gerald Edward, 48, of Williston: POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Crosby, Bryan Jacob, 20, of Bronson: GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K x 2; DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY x 2. Flanders, Dezmon Jovan, 21, of Cross City: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Gailey, Robert Lee, 44, of Williston: ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY; BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; USING 911 OR E911 FOR FALSE ALARM OR INFO. Haggerty, Jeremy Joseph, 36, of Chie and: BREACH OF THE PEACE. Hawkins, John Henry, 51, of Morriston: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Hindsley, Jena Marie, 24, of Old Town: FAILURE TO APPEAR x 2.Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most Wanted Complete and clip this coupon and send it with a check, money order, or credit card information to PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644 Yearly subscription prices are as follows: $25/year for subscribers in Levy County $30/year for subscribers in Florida; $35/year for subscribers outside FloridaName: _____________________________________________ Daytime Phone________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ City:_________________________State__ __ Zip ___________ VISA MASTERCARD Card Number:______________________Expiration Date: ________ Security Code (3-digit number on back): _____If you decide after four weeks delivery that you no longer want to receive the Journal, just call or write to us no later than Tuesday at least one week before the expiration of your subscription. Offer is good only for a 12-month subscription paid on or before the expiration of the free rst month. Please include the promo code in your request for cancellation. Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy County Lanier, Waylon Travis, 20, of Inglis: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Lopez, Jose Esquivel, 32, of Tampa: DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE FOR MORE THAN 4 MONTHS; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Mann, Lloyd Shannon, 66, of Chie and: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Marshall, Sue Ann, 44, of Williston: DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY. Mobley, Constant Shanika, 30, of Gainesville: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; BRAWLING, FIGHTING, CORRUPTING PUBLIC MORAL DECENCY. Recore, Erika Jo-Ann, 22, of Bronson: OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. Roberts, Wayman, 49: ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. Shaver, Rondy, 57, of Cedar Key: MISUSE OF 911 OR E911 SYSTEM. Shirley, Paula Fay, 45, of Inglis: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, HABITUAL OFFENDER. Sims, Yolanda Nicole, 33, of Chie and: VOP. Streitz, Michael James, 33, of Williston: GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K x 2. Stickland, Robert Conrad, 32, of Chie and: VOP. Vessels, Anthony Walter, 21, of Ocala: HOME INVASION WITH A WEAPON; GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Wilkerson, Shaun Wesley, 29, of Bell: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT x 2. Williams, Sheila Denise, 38, of Chie and: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Young, Devin Eric, 32, of Inglis: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. e Levy County Sheri 's O ce responded to 7491 NW 168 Lane Fanning Springs, Florida to the frantic call from a juvenile female sobbing to 911 operators that someone had killed her mother. Within minutes of the call being received, Deputies arrived on scene and con rmed what the child had reported. e body of Genoveva Magnolia Recinos Castillo, 46, was discovered in the living room area of her home. A large injury to her neck was plainly visible. As additional law enforcement arrived on scene, the suspect information was quickly obtained from neighbors and the child. Within minutes, the body of Arturo Ranferi Zacarias, 26, was located in a room of his residence across the street. Zacarias appeared to have died from self-in icted wounds. As this investigation began to unfold, it was discovered by Investigators that Castillo and Zacarias knew each other. Statements taken from friends of the families said that Zacarias viewed Castillo as a mother gure, having lost his mother some years before. e case is currently under investigation in attempts to identify the catalyst that sparked Zacarias to take such violent actions. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummonds, Levy County Sheri s Dept, Criminal Investigations Division.Motive for Deaths in Fanning Springs Still Not Known July 16, 2012Is the last day to register to vote or change your party af liation for thePrimary Election on August 14, 2012 Connie AsbellSupervisor of Elections Levy County 421 South Court Street Bronson FL 32621 352-486-5163www.votelevy.comPub.: July 5, 12, 2012 Mike West, 911 Coordinator for the Levy County Sheri s O ce Presented two contracts for signature for the Viper 4.1 radio system upgrade and the 9-1-1 mapping project. Lt. Scott Finnen, LCSO e Levy County Sheri s o ce is applying for $11,883 in a BJA JAG (Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant) grant for two activities: 1. $9,000 for training the senior management of the Levy County Sheri s O ce in current management practices to increase the e ectiveness of the leaders. is 40-hour class includes ve lieutenants and two captains and is spread out over a 5-month period. 2. $2,883 for equipment for the training and daily operations of the K9 unit. Maj. Mike She eld, LCSO Requested approval to advertise for a proposal for an Inmate Video Visitation system that provides visiting stations controlled via an operator control/reception monitored with touch screen user interface and able to receive and send information to the existing Jail Management system (JMS). e visitation system must be able to be operated by one sta member, accommodate 12 public visitors at one time and provide 12 public monitors and 22 inside monitors in the inmate housing areas. e County currently does not have this capability. is system provides better security for visitations, visitors and law enforcement o cers. e cost is estimated to be between $150,000 to $175,000 dollars. How to fund this proposal was discussed noting that there is $20,000 currently in an inmate fund leaving an 80 percent shortfall in funding. Inmates are allowed, but do not always use, two hours of visitation per week. rough this system o site visitation could be accomplished through a Skype-type system for family not in the area. Advertising was approved and is currently running for the proposals to be submitted by July 23, 2012 at 5 p.m. Fred Moody, County Coordinator A. Presented a proposed agreement with Brown & Brown, Public risk Insurance Agency for our Broker/Agent of Record services for Employee Bene ts. is was tabled. B. Request for dates for a Budget Workshop: Set at urs. July 12 at 9:00 a.m. Karen Blackburn, Correspondence A. Requested approval to replace Commissioner Mike Joyner (approved at the May 22, 2012 regular meeting) and add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an alternate member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, WRPC. Approved. B. Requested approval of Proclamation 2012-33 (for prevention of accidental drownings), recognizing July as Water Safety Month and promoting water safety through public awareness. Resolution was not read but was approved. David Knowles, Director Public Safety A. Requested approval to purchase two heart monitors from Physico Control (sole supplier). Payment has been issued from EMS Matching Grant Funds in the amount of $50,000. e remaining balance of $17,801.30 to come from the EMS Impact Fee Fund. B. Requested approval to re-chassis ambulance #105, rather than purchase a new one. A new one would cost $130,000 to $134,000. To re-chassis #105 would cost $102,646 through the Bid Award to the Florida Sheri s Association, Announcement #11-19-0907. e question was asked why re-chassis when another $30,000 would give a totally new ambulance. Knowles answered that everything would be completely checked out and replaced if needed and the reconditioned unit to be in like-new condition when completed. e result would be a likenew unit and saving $30,000. C. Requested approval for application of the BoCC and signature of Chairman Danny Stevens in order to complete the partner application and agreement for the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS). SLERS establishes a single, common radio network that services all state agency law enforcement radio communications and allows communication with state agencies when required. is request is required to provide additional subscribers to the county-wide SLERS (such as the Williston area). D. Request for approval to submit the Upland Lease Application to acquire the Levy Forestry Camp Facility located as 1251 CR 343 in Bronson to house the Department of Public Safety Complex. e lease agreement between the County and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida shall be $300 per year. Acquiring this location BoCC Meeting coninued from page 1 continued on page 3
The Levy County Journal 3AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyFAST TRAIN Floridas Great Train Race Mitchs Gold & Diamonds Albert Lodge was a wiry little fellow, and looked smaller still beside the enormous locomotive engine 111 on the Plant System line. Under the lamplight illuminating the Tampa train yard, the feisty engineer climbed to the cab. Unbeknownst to anyone including himself Lodge was about to do something no man had done before. It was early in the morning of March 1, 1901. Up in Savannah, Georgia, a railroad reman was stoking the boilers of another locomotive on the Plant line. is was a sister of the 111, the 107. Engineer Ned Leake checked his gauges and kept an anxious eye on his pocket watch. He had a 3:00 a.m. departure on a very important run down to Jacksonville, Florida. After the Civil War, Connecticut entrepreneur Henry B. Plant had built a network of railroads through southern Georgia, across northern Florida, and down the Gulf Coast. Purchased in a foreclosure sale, the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway had become a key link in the Plant System. It now had a chance to substantially increase its pro tability by winning a lucrative U.S. Postal contract. Over on the Seaboard Air Line tracks, a massive locomotive was ring up for the same run. At this turn of the century juncture, the Spanish-American War had ended, but U.S. troops still occupied Cuba. Post O ce Department o cials, intending faster mail service, were prepared to award the contract to the line that could make the fastest delivery. e race was on, though the odds favored Seaboard which had the more direct route. e Plant road detoured over 30 miles from Savannah to Waycross, then on to Jacksonville where a steamship waited for the mail to Havana. Each line was assigned four mail cars each and both trains left Union Station in Savannah at precisely 3:00 a.m. In the 12-mile straightaway, they ran neck and neck, and then the Plant 107 began to take the lead. She was running hard hard and fast so she was running hot. Too hot. Just before the veer for Waycross north of Flemming, the driving box on the 107 began its meltdown. e big Seaboard engine roared past, its crew ailing their arms out the windows, gesturing, hooting and hollering, certain of victory those few miles out. e 107 struggled into Flemming before seizing up; an attempted repair to the engine failed. e crestfallen crew huddled together in the little depot to think how possibly to stay in the race. ats when the schedule board caught the eye of Flemmings dispatcher and he jumped to his feet. e 111 on its routine run out of Tampa was due any minute. Better yet, Albert Lodge was at the throttle and Lodge was known to be an engineer among engineers. He was the best around, as Henry Plant used to say, at highballing a train. e stationers and 107 crew piled out onto the platform to wave Lodge in. Before he could make a full stop beneath the water tank, Ned Leake and the rest were shouting up to him about their dire circumstances. Albert Lodge and the 111 were the chance they had. e crusty little engineer didnt so much as blink at the worsening odds against them; he just took charge. e freight cars were sidetracked in whirlwind time, and the 111 was watered and turned. She backed and coupled to the mail train. eyd cooked the engine in the 107 and burned an hour in the race, but Albert Lodge had his hand back on the throttle of the 111 and she was southbound, building steam. Lodge shouted out to the telegraph operator to send word on down the line: Clear the track! Set the switches and lockem! Another veteran engineer, James Uncle Jimmy Ambrose, stood in as copilot to Lodge. Charlie Johnson would shovel the coal. Plant System executive S.S. McClellan had squeezed in with his gold pocket watch for the revived race. Lodge pushed his railroaders cap back on his head and began to nudge the throttle of the 111 with the touch and nesse of a worldclass jockey. He soon had those big wheels driving ever harder in a whirling great roar, building speeds of 60, 70, 80 miles per hour. By the time the 111 ashed through Jessup, she was approaching 100 mph. Onlookers scattered from the tracks, so horrifying was the screaming of her wheels. e cab began to vibrate at that velocity. Uncle Jimmy cut his eyes at McClellan and remarked dryly, is trains going awfully fast. A wide-eyed McClellan fumbled for his timing watch just before the 69 mile post. Uncle Jimmy pulled his, too. ey timed from the 69 to the 74 mile post at Satilla. Each looked up at the other in disbelief because each had exactly the same time. Albert Lodge and the 111 had just been clocked at 120 miles per hour! ese were railroad men; they knew the record. e 1893 speed of 112.5 miles per hour made by the New York Central No. 999 had already been commemorated on a postage stamp. Plants 111 had just busted that record wide open. Station and line crew all down the line veri ed it. No train had ever traveled faster than the 111. And then there was the big curve that banked out beyond Satilla. Charlie Johnson was feeding the coal to the burn box as if it were a re-eating dragon. McClellan struggled to loosen his tie. He was sweating more than Johnson the reman. A younger fellow passing coal to Johnson asked if he didnt think Lodge would slow for the curve. Naw, Johnson said, hes just goin good now. As the 111 whirled into the curve, Lodge brought the throttle in three notches. At the screaming of the wheel ange on the rails, McClellan muttered, Well, well take that curve or take the woods. ats when Albert Lodge suddenly kicked the throttle out ve notches faster. ey hit the curve, McClellan hit Uncle Jimmy and Uncle Jimmy latched onto the hot iron pipes on the boiler head. It didnt matter. As Uncle Jimmy would later relate, those pipes felt rather cool just then. Lodge stood stoically, as if made of solid brass. e rest steadied themselves and looked back to see the fellow in the coal car laying at, face down, holding on for dear life. Johnsons laughter was louder than the wail of the train. e 111 hit the St. Marys trestle into Florida like a lightning bolt. By the time they ashed through Callahan 20 miles out from Jacksonville, she was being clocked at 120 again. Nothing more than a cinder would be left on the track behind them. ey might not win, but Lodge and the 111 were going to give everything they had. And that is exactly what they did until the tenacious engineer began to slow as they entered the Jacksonville terminal. To their astonishment, the 111 was being greeted in apparent celebration by raucous cheers from well-wishers and railroad o cials rushing forward. It took some moments for the 111 crew to comprehend such jubilation and accept it as authentic. As they soon learned in an amazing twist of fate, the Seaboard train had not yet arrived! It seemed thered been something of a tortoise and the hare turn of events. e overcon dent Seaboard engine had slowed its pace, thinking the Plant Line was entirely out of the race. Some time later, as its told, the Seaboard train pulled in smugly on the other side of the yard. By then, the victorious Plant crew was in the station restaurant eating breakfast. Shortly thereafter, in walked the Seaboard conductor a bull of a man who unsuspectingly asked loudly: at broken down Plant engine heard from yet? Riotous laughter erupted from the crowded tables! e confused Seaboard conductor looked about for the reason why. (Authors note: All characters are ctitious and no reference to any real person is intended or should be inferred.)More Will Irby stories can be found at will-irby-books.comWill Irby is currently on his summer hiatus retrieving more material for his Florida Stories. We will be running some of his best during this time. e airport continues to attract attention and talk of development there. In May, a large panel of professors, economic development professionals and others discussed a tech hub approach. Team Tango, the City of Williston and the Nature Coast Business Development Council continue to work together on a related development project, with assistance from Enterprise Florida, the Florida Institute of Government and others. e NCBDC will work with the College of Central Floridas Levy County campus on potential educational components. e council is also reaching out to the economic development directors in surrounding counties to establish regional input and partnerships. e airport was the former Montbrook Army Air eld in the 1940s before being decommissioned. e City of Williston took it over in 1947. It consists of two main runways 5/23 at 6,600 feet long, and runway 14/23 at 4,330 feet long as well as more than 35 hangars ere are more than 100 aircraft based at the airport, which sees a daily average of 44 operations. ere are also 400 acres of developable property.Williston Airport continued from page 1 would provide an opportunity for Levy County by creating a valuable place to house a much-needed public safety operations complex the county would otherwise not be able to a ord. Levy County su ers from a lack of funds to meet its increasing public safety needs, accompanied by a dire lack of space and facilities for a professional public safety complex to provide adequate re, EMS, emergency operations to its citizens. Carol McQueen, Tourist Development A. On Feb. 21, 2012 the Levy County BoCC gave approval to apply for a Dollar-for-Dollar matching Visit Florida Small Business Partners Grant for up to $5,000. Levy County Visitors Bureau has been awarded the Visit Florida grant. McQueen is requesting approval to complete the advertising order for Geo Saison, a leading travel guide magazine for Germany comparable to the National Geographic, for the Winter edition when a Cedar Key article will be featured. e cost of the ad and contract services with Geo Saison to attract German visitors is $10,000. Overseas visitors comprise 40 percent of the tourists that visit from Europe. e additional $5,000 needed is supplied from the Levy County Tourist Dev. Tax Revenue. B. e Print Shop of Chie and was awarded the printing contract for reprinting the Discover Your Next Adventure 20-page visitors guide that describes Levy County attractions. Anne Bast Brown County Attorney A. Request and received rati cation for the Emergency Declaration 2012-36 enacted by the Chair on June 25, 2012. is was a timely issue. B. Requested upgrade for the Abacus software used by the county attorneys o ce, purchased with a 10 percent discount for paying in full for 3 years of upgrades and tech support, for a cost of $2,904.30. Commissioner Ryan Bell noted that Progress Energy and Duke Energy had merged to form the nations largest energy company. e coal-burning units will be converted to the use of natural gas.BoCC Meeting coninued from page 2
The Levy County Journal4AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Judicial Betrayal Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateBetrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington -too often, Republicans -who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness. President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his read my lips, no new taxes pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for reelection by a little known governor from Arkansas. Chief Justice John Roberts need fear no such fate because he has lifetime tenure on the Supreme Court. But conscience can be a more implacable and inescapable punisher -and should be. e Chief Justice probably made as good a case as could be made for upholding the constitutionality of ObamaCare by de ning one of its key features as a tax. e legislation didnt call it a tax and Chief Justice Roberts admitted that this might not be the most natural reading of the law. But he fell back on the long-standing principle of judicial interpretation that the courts should not declare a law unconstitutional if it can be reasonably read in a way that would make it constitutional, out of deference to the legislative branch of government. But this question, like so many questions in life, is a matter of degree. How far do you bend over backwards to avoid the obvious, that ObamaCare was an unprecedented extension of federal power over the lives of 300 million Americans today and of generations yet unborn? ese are the people that Chief Justice Roberts betrayed when he declared constitutional something that is nowhere authorized in the Constitution of the United States. John Roberts is no doubt a brainy man, and that seems to carry a lot of weight among the intelligentsia -despite glaring lessons from history, showing very brainy men creating everything from absurdities to catastrophes. Few of the great tragedies of history were created by the village idiot, and many by the village genius. One of the Chief Justices admirers said that when others are playing checkers, he is playing chess. How much consolation that will be as a footnote to the story of the decline of individual freedom in America, and the wrecking of the best medical care in the world, is another story. ere are many speculations as to why Chief Justice Roberts did what he did, some attributing noble and far-sighted reasons, and others attributing petty and short-sighted reasons, including personal vanity. But all of that is ultimately irrelevant. What he did was betray his oath to be faithful to the Constitution of the United States. Who he betrayed were the hundreds of millions of Americans -past, present and future -whole generations in the past who have fought and died for a freedom that he has put in jeopardy, in a moment of intellectual inspiration and moral forgetfulness, 300 million Americans today whose lives are to be regimented by Washington bureaucrats, and generations yet unborn who may never know the individual freedoms that their ancestors took for granted. Some claim that Chief Justice Roberts did what he did to save the Supreme Court as an institution from the wrath -and retaliation -of those in Congress who have been railing against Justices who invalidate the laws they have passed. Many in the media and in academia have joined the shrill chorus of those who claim that the Supreme Court does not show proper deference to the legislative branch of government. But what does the Bill of Rights seek to protect the ordinary citizen from? e government! To defer to those who expand government power beyond its constitutional limits is to betray those whose freedom depends on the Bill of Rights. Similar reasoning was used back in the 1970s to justify the Federal Reserves in ationary policies. Otherwise, it was said, Congress would destroy the Feds independence, as it can also change the courts jurisdiction. But is it better for an institution to undermine its own independence, and freedom along with it, while forfeiting the trust of the people in the process? 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.COMTeam Obamas Brother Sharpton Moment OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Attorney General Eric Holders people have no shame. After months of stonewalling, misinformation and petulant disregard for the victims of the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, President Obamas Justice Department is hiding behind the most despicable race-card demagogues on the planet. Post-racial America never looked so bitter, clingy and cowardly. At a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C., human shield Al Sharpton condemned the upcoming House vote on a contempt motion against Holder as reckless and morally reprehensible. Yes, the infamous hate-crimes hoaxer, cop-basher and riot incitement specialist is now the selfappointed sheri of Capitol Hill morality. A Hu ngton Post report hyping Sharptons protection racket decried the contempt citation as an assault on minority rights. In typical race-baiting style, Sharpton told the leftwing website: Im not saying that this is because Holder is black, and Im not calling (Republicans) racists. Im saying what theyre doing has a racial e ect. Of course Sharptons accusing Republicans of racism -and by extension, hes smearing every American demanding truth and justice in Obamas bloodiest scandal. at includes the family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose December 2011 death came at the hands of a Mexican thug wielding a Fast and Furious weapon. What about the Mexican government o cials left in the dark about the deadly operation? And the hundreds of families of Mexican victims of Fast and Furious-enabled bloodshed? Yes, yes, they are all racists and minority vote suppression advocates, too. Sharpton forged ahead, comparing the e ort to hold Holder accountable for his serial delays and deception to racial pro ling. e race-hustling reverend invoked drivingwhile-black imagery in lambasting the Republican oversight sta ers who have stopped and frisked Holder, the nations rst black attorney general, without probable cause to be made an example of. While he regurgitated DOJ talking points about Holders unprecedented level of cooperation, Sharpton neglected to mention that the agency has delivered less than 8 percent of the 80,000 documents sought by congressional investigators. He forgot to acknowledge that of the 70 DOJ o cials involved in Fast and Furious, 48 have been blocked by DOJ from testifying. He failed to detail the withdrawn Feb. 4, 2011, letter to Congress falsely denying the existence of Fast and Furious, Holders ip- ops over what he knew and when, and Holders blameshifting assertion, withdrawn last week, that falsely accused former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey of being briefed on a separate gunwalking operation. Lest we forget, the White Houses racial guardian and MSNBC host is the same bigoted clown who manufactured the Tawana Brawley fake hate crime and tried to frame police o cers, railed against Chinamen, Greek homos and n****rs, inveighed against Jewish diamond merchants, and stoked black mobs at whiteowned Freddys Fashion Mart in Harlem, which was burned to the ground in 1995 after protesters broke in and gunned down four employees. Team Obama can no more dissociate itself from Sharptons bloody legacy than Sharpton can dissociate himself from his own poisonous tongue. In return for his blind and tireless defense over the past year and a half, Holder has publicly embraced Sharpton and endorsed his toxic racial smokescreen. In April, Holder lavished praise on Sharpton for your partnership, your friendship and your tireless e orts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless and to shine a light on the problems we must solve and the promises we must ful ll. Obama himself addressed Sharptons spring convention, as did several other Cabinet secretaries. White House visitor logs show more than a dozen entries for Al Sharpton or Alfred Sharpton over the past three years. President Clinton had his Sister Souljah moment: a public attempt in 1992 to distance Democrats from radical racial demagoguery. e current White House has turned that centrist maneuver on its head, and American voters of good will shouldnt forget it. Obamas Brother Sharpton moment, a calculated de ection from the Fast and Furious scandal, is an unrepentant bear hug of racial extremism. Shame, shame, shame. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. 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Letters and columns should be submitted electronically, signed by the author with a current daytime telephone number. Upon request, names of those submitting will be withheld if the Editor can verify the identity of the writer by phone or acquaintance. Letters should be less than 500 words and either attached to an email in MS Word format or in the body of the email. Email letters and guest columns to: email@example.com by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for the current weeks Thursday issue. Have a voice through the Levy County Journal By Merrill MatthewsImagine if your taxes tripled literally overnight. e so-called Bush tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year. at means that all of the current income tax rates will rise to pre-2001 levels overnight. e lowest rate will jump from 10% to 15% and the highest from 35% to 39.6%. Although Congress extended all of the cuts at the end of last year, its now debating whether to let those cuts expire for individuals making $200,000, and families earning $250,000. Prior to 2001, dividends were taxed as ordinary income. e Bush tax cuts then dropped the rate on dividends and capital gains to 15%. us, if the tax cuts expire, the dividend tax for high-income workers will jump to 39.6%. But theres more. e 2010 health care law imposes a new 3.8% tax on passive income, including dividends and interest. So the e ective dividend tax rate for those at the upper end of the income scale would nearly triple, to 43.4 percent. Happy New Year! And dont forget that dividends have already been taxed as corporate pro ts so theyre taxed twice. Although many politicians claim that these tax increases will a ect only the wealthy, this looming rate hike will also have a signi cant impact on middle-class Americans even those who dont have to pay it directly. And the impact could weaken Americas fragile nancial markets further and unintentionally erode the value of the savings of millions of Americans. Dividend taxes in the United States are already high. A recent study by the accounting rm Ernst & Young looked at the integrated cost of corporate taxes and dividend taxes. e study found the United States currently has the fourth-highest integrated dividend tax rate among the 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) nations. Without congressional intervention, U.S. dividend taxes would be signi cantly higher than all other countries measured, according to the study. Sometimes its best to let someone else be number one. Companies looking to expand their operations and create jobs, of course, are likely to think twice before doing so in high-tax locales. Heightened dividend taxes wont just hamstring overall economic growth. eyll also hit individual investors where it hurts in their pocketbooks. Dividend income for some investors could drop by 33%. And it wont a ect only the high-income workers. For starters, higher dividend taxes will make stocks that pay dividends less attractive to investors. So those who currently hold dividend-paying stocks everyone from middle-class folks with 401(k)s to union pension funds to non-pro t foundations would see the value of their investments Letter to EditorThe Looming Triple Tax Increase in Your Futurecontinued on page 5A
The Levy County Journal 5AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Clerk of CourtWilbur F Dean (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-486-4420 firstname.lastname@example.org *Danny J Shipp (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 352-221-5276County Commission, District 1Jason Kennedy (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-317-1041 email@example.com John Meeks (Rep) Archer FL 32618 352-486-2762 firstname.lastname@example.org Jaime Gri n (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 404-797-5334 email@example.comCounty Commission, District 3Joseph Cino Jr (Rep) Inglis FL 34449 352-447-4017 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Joyner (Rep) Morriston FL 32668 352-572-4098 Al Macri (Dem) Morriston FL 32668 352-528-2523 email@example.com Darryl Diamond (Rep) Inglis, FL 34449 352-447-4442 firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty Commission, District 5*Danny Stevens (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-538-4263County Judge*James T Browning (NP) Morriston FL 32668 352-281-4045 email@example.com Cyndee Munkittrick (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-9007 firstname.lastname@example.orgProperty Appraiser*Osborn Barker (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-1394 email@example.comSchool Board, District 2Avery Baker (NP) Chie and, FL 32626 352-214-0511 firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Cowart (NP) Cedar Key FL 32625 352-231-3451 email@example.com Billy Hinote (NP) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-0601 firstname.lastname@example.org Kyle Quincey (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-4856 email@example.com Marissa DeHaven (NP) Cedar Key, FL 352-543-6788 firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Worthington Hodge (NP) Chie and, FL 352-535-5414School Board, District 4*Paige Brookins (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-7882 email@example.comSchool Superintendent*Robert Hastings (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-221-2668 firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Roach (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 352-949-0305 email@example.comSheri Bobby McCallum (Rep) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-2811 firstname.lastname@example.org Evan Sullivan (Rep) Williston FL 32696 352-484-5993 email@example.com Lee Sullivan (NP) Bronson, FL 32621 352-577-5389 Noel Desmond (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-493-0979 noelchie firstname.lastname@example.orgSupervisor of ElectionsTammy Jones (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-665-2475 email@example.com Brooke Ward (Rep) Trenton, FL 32693 352-535-5337 firstname.lastname@example.orgTax Collector*Linda Fugate (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-577-4028 email@example.com = Incumbent Age Ago Any Are Asia Asks Awe Baby Beef Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Beg Bit Bloody Cap Crow Cry Details Dip Dog Drip Dusk Dyed Eat Edge Eggs Elf Error Eye Fear Fog Fur God Gum Hadnt Has Hid Holy Word SearchHung Inn Its Key Kit Lean Led Leg Night OakLevy County 2012 Candidates Important Voting Information for Levy County Primary Election: August 14, 2012 Early Voting: Aug. 4 through Aug. 11 Mon. Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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: 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, Public Assistance ID. computer tips Have you received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft with concerns about your computer? And you might feel impressed that they would know about your little ole computer. Well, dont! ey are FAKE! Several of our clients have called us within the last couple of weeks to tell us they have received such a phone call from individuals claiming to be from Microsoft listing problems your computer is having and they are more than happy to assist and x it for you by remoting into your computer. Dont let them! According to the Microsoft Safety & Security Centers website; Cybercriminals dont just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. ey might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. ey might o er to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following: Trick you into installing malicious software that could capture sensitive data, such as online banking user names and passwords. ey might also then charge you to remove this software. Take control of your computer remotely and adjust settings to leave your computer vulnerable. Request credit card information so they can bill you for phony services. Direct you to fraudulent websites and ask you to enter your credit card and other personal or nancial information there. In some cases it has even been reported that they would try to gain your trust by walking you through viewing your system event logs that will show any past errors, warnings, or failures. is action would make you believe that your computer really was in need of their technical support. However, in reality, technicians know all event logs capture every time a computer doesnt shut down correctly, doesnt save a document correctly, or any or action that is not a correct action. For example if you tried to connect to the internet before your wireless network could fully connect, then it would give you an error message so you could refresh or retry then be able to connect. It would report that rst action in the system event logs as a failure. In other instances they have used scare tactics such as reports of heavy infections on your computer to get you to grant them remote access so they can supposedly clean it up all the while having a malicious agenda. Cybercriminals have access to available phone directories and so may know your name and other personal information when they call you. Also reported on the Microsoft Safety & Security Centers website is a list of reported organizations that these cybercriminals have reports to be from: Windows Helpdesk Windows Service Center Microsoft Tech Support Microsoft Support Windows Technical Department Support Group Microsoft Research and Development Team (Microsoft R & D Team)According to Microsoft, no individual will ever receive a legitimate call from them or their partners to charge you for computer repair. In some rare cases if Microsoft was having a wide spread issue, they would contact your internet service provider, who would in turn contact you to inform you of the issue that you may be susceptible to. Microsoft would not be contacting you directly. If you or someone else has experienced this issue, there are a few things that you can do in order to secure your computer system. First thing you will want to do is change all of your important passwords, including your bank account login password. You can also scan your computer with an active antivirus program, or you can always call your local computer repair shop to check your computer out to make sure that everything is ok and secure. And then resolve any issue caused by the organization in question. To help people become more aware of this growing scam you can report these actions to the FTC and the Attorney General by going to this website and following the steps indicated at the website: www.ftc.gov/bcp/ edu/microsites/phonefraud/report.shtml. You can also reduce the chances of receiving these types of calls by registering on the Do Not Call Registry on the www.donotcall.gov website or by calling 1-888-382-1222. For more information please go to: http://www. microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoidphone-scams.aspx. Dont Fall for the FAKE Microsoft CallOdd Odor O Ore Pay Pearl Peel Per Pigs Pit gator works computing 352-493-1006Ask About Our GWC Pro Care Total Technology Solutions! www.gatorworks.com4 WEST PARK AVENUE, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626Polite Pop Pu Pulp Ready Reed Rent Ride Rinks Roar Rob Roses Rub Rug Salt Saved Sea Sign Size Spy Stem Stormy Tag Term Tide Toad Told Ton Tyres Upset Use Voice Were Wet Wind Wizard Yetdecline substantially. Further, higher dividend taxes will likely cause companies to cut dividends in favor of deploying their cash in other ways, like re-purchasing their own stock. So individuals counting on their share of a companys pro ts for their income which theyd normally receive via cash dividend could nd themselves out of luck. Would Apple, Inc., which has been very aggressive in minimizing tax obligations, have paid its rst dividend recently had the dividend tax already tripled? at would be particularly bad news for retirees, many of whom depend on dividends as a staple of their xed incomes. According to the IRS, more than half of dividend payments go to Americans over age 65 and almost 75% go to those over age 55. is is the rst generation in history to retire depending primarily not on de ned bene t plans but rather on contribution plans that are disproportionately comprised of dividend income, notes former New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg. It will be a bitter pill to swallow for a lot of people whose only pathway to adjusting to their reduced income will be through a commensurate reduction in their standard of living. Even though the dividend tax hike has yet to take e ect, there are already signs that its hurting American companies. ats because the stock market looks six-months into the future. If we are to believe that investors value investments on an after-tax basis, then high dividendpaying stocks presumably get less attractive [as a result of the tax increase], says Dan Greenhaus of the investment rm BTIG. Perhaps this is one reason that dividend paying names have trailed the broader market thus far in 2012. A dividend tax hike would take a big bite out all Americans savings even those who arent supposed to pay it. Congress must stave it o before the public and the economy pay the costs. Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas.Looming Triple Tax continued from page 4A
The Levy County Journal6AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Angler-Recognition Programs Revisited and RevampedFISH BUSTERS BULLETINBy Bob Wattendorf with John Cimbaro Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionHave you ever heard of an angler that doesnt want to brag about a big catch? Okay, so shermen and women have been known to exaggerate a bit. e big one that got away has become synonymous with a sh story, which is de ned as an extravagant exaggeration. Well, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission before it, have sought since 1953 to help anglers document their big catches and to give them bragging rights. e antecedent of the evolving Big Catch Angler Recognition Program was a shing citation program run by Florida Wildlife Magazine from 19531976. e actual Big Catch Angler Recognition Program began in 1990; at the time, a shs weight was required. e program was revamped in 1996 with creation of categories for Specialists ( ve qualifying sh of the same species), Masters ( ve qualifying sh of di erent species) and Elite anglers (10 qualifying sh of di erent species). At that time, a few new species were added along with a youth category representing a size roughly 25-percent smaller than the adult quali cation size. In addition, rules were relaxed to allow anglers to report sh based on length or weight (with either a photo or witness to document the application). e objectives were to recognize anglers, so they feel good about their accomplishments, encourage appropriate catch-andrelease, and collect informal data on where big sh were being caught in various locations around the state to share with other anglers. Since 1990, more than 7,500 Big Catch certi cates have been issued thats almost one per day. Awards were and still are a full-color, frame-able certi cate with the Duane Raver image of the appropriate species, plus a window decal for adults and a 3-inch pin/button for youth. e Master and Elite certi cates were based on the Go Fishing largemouth bass conservation tag. In July, another upgrade to the program will take place. In addition to traditional paper submissions, a new mobile-friendly Internet reporting system will be available to the public, so anglers can submit their catches and photos electronically as well as get reports on when and where freshwater shing is at its best. New sponsors, such as FishPhotoReplicas.net and SportsmanOnCanvas.com, are o ering 20-percent discounts to help certi cate winners further memorialize their catch and avoid the stigma of just another sh story. Several changes in sizes and species are described below, which will represent the new standards based on actual FWC eld data from over a quarter-million sh beginning July 1, 2012. Among the changes are new sizes for Suwannee and shoal bass. Alligator gar, red n pickerel and skipjack herring have been dropped. Yellow perch, Mayan cichlid and jaguar guapote were added. In addition, a new series of freshwater grand slams is being added, including: Black Bass (for catching a largemouth, spotted, shoal and Suwannee bass in the same year); Bream (for catching any four of bluegill, redear sun sh, spotted sun sh, warmouth, redbreast sun sh or ier in one day); and Nonnative Fish (for catching a butter y peacock, Mayan cichlid and oscar in one day) slams see MyFWC.com/BigCatch for details. e Big Catch Angler Recognition Program will be followed in October 2012 with a fantastic new TrophyCatch program for anglers who catch and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds. ree di erent tiers will be recognized: e Lunker Club (8.0-9.9 lbs), e Trophy Club (10.0-12.9 lbs) and the Hall-of-Fame Club (13 pounds and greater). Anglers will be encouraged to follow catch-and-release guidelines for these big bass (8.012.9) and to document the catch with a length, weight and series of photos prior to release. A more thorough certi cation process will be in place for Hall-of-Fame bass. As TrophyCatch is developed and executed, it will provide reward incentives to encourage anglers to report and live-release trophy bass (more than 8 pounds), create public/private partnerships to protect trophy bass and promote shing, and support conservation programs. By documenting veri ed catches of trophy bass and publicizing them Floridas bass sheries will maintain worldwide prominence. By using the data on when and where trophy bass are produced, biologists can improve trophy-bass management via habitat enhancement, regulation management, stocking or other means that are proven to increase catch of trophy largemouth bass while fostering a strong catch-and-release conservation ethic. e excitement of these angler recognition programs will also increase shing participation of Floridas youth and families and attract more anglers to Florida, while promoting strong conservation messaging. Among the most important outcomes will be increased public awareness and commitment to protect our sheries and their habitats. TrophyCatch will rely heavily on private support, partnerships and sponsorships and is expected to evolve in the coming years. It is a hallmark of the long-term Black Bass Management Plan that was created through an interactive process with anglers, researchers, tourism and outdoor communications professionals and shing-related business representatives. Ultimately the goal of the plan, including TrophyCatch as one component, is to ensure Florida is the undisputed Bass Fishing Capital of the World. Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Getting children interested in shing is a priority for Big Catch. You can see the smile this big bluegill brought to this young anglers face. This largemouth from the Ocala Forest was released, if it had been caught after October 1, 2012 would qualify for the TrophyCatch Hall of Fame. A 32-mile segment of the Santa Fe River is now an idlespeed, no-wake zone, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) o cials. e FWC applied the boating restrictions to Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O'Leno State Park, west to the con uence of the Suwannee River, because of rising water levels from Tropical Storm Debby. is area of the river becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet above mean sea level at the ree Rivers gauge, where ood stage is 19 feet. e Santa Fe reached 17.16 feet today, said Capt. Martin Redmond, area supervisor at the FWC's Lake City o ce. An idle-speed, no-wake zone means a vessel must proceed at a speed no greater than that required to maintain steerage and headway. At no time is any vessel required to proceed so slowly that the operator is unable to control it or anything it may be towing. FWC o cers will patrol this area of the river to ensure the idle-speed, no-wake zone is enforced, Redmond said. Water levels on the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers can uctuate rapidly, creating for unsuspecting boaters navigational hazards, such as oating debris, submerged rocks and stumps and new shoaling conditions. We want everyone to be safe, Redmond said. e idle-speed, no-wake zone stays in e ect until the water level recedes below 17 feet. Other zones are: Zone 3 from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Blu is 23-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Suwannee River reaches 24 feet or more above mean sea level at the Branford gauge. Zone 4 from the C.R. 340 Bridge at Rock Blu to one mile below the Fowler Blu Boat Ramp. is 51-mile segment will be an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Suwannee River reaches 9 feet or more above mean sea level at the Wilcox gauge, where ood stage is 11 feet. To obtain real-time river level information, visit www. mysuwanneeriver.com.Idle-Speed, No-Wake zone in E ect on Santa Fe RiverIntended to Prevent Trading Partners from Undercutting U.S. prices, the Agreement Has Failed to Protect Floridas Tomato Industry Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam sent a letter today to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to accept the tomato industrys request for withdrawal of the 1996 antidumping petition and terminate the current suspension agreement. In 1996, tomato growers in Florida and across the United States, with support from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, led the antidumping petition requesting relief from unfairly traded imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. e 2008 Suspension Agreement, which resulted from the 1996 antidumping petition, was intended to prevent trading partners from undercutting U.S. prices and devastating domestic production. Gone unrecognized by new producers in Mexico and unenforced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the 2008 Suspension Agreement has done little to protect Floridas tomato growers from unfair competition, said Commissioner Putnam in the letter. Tomato imports reached roughly $1.8 billion last year, three times the value they were when the petition was originally led in 1996; yet, there has been virtually no change in the underlying reference price in the suspension agreement. Already su ering from weak demand in a di cult economy, Floridas tomato growers cannot compete in a market ooded by unprecedented imports of tomatoes from Mexico at prices well below the cost of production. Earlier this week, the tomato industry led documents with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission to withdraw the petition, thereby terminating the suspended investigations and the current suspension agreement. Ag Commissioner Putnam Requests a Halt to Unenforced Suspension Agreement on Imported Tomatoes from Mexico
The Levy County Journal 7AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING June 11, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Special Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 5:32 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, MayorCommissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: Rollin Hudson, Commissioner ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator VISITORS: Frank Schuup Curtis Cupp Fred Fox Andrew Carswell Kary Colson Mayor Pomeroy opened the 2nd Public Hearing for the scal year 2012 CDBG Grant Application. Mr. Hartzog said on May 30th the Citizens Advisory Task Force met and voted unanimously to support the Citys e ort in applying for the ED grant. It has been determined by the Engineer that the infrastructure cost will exceed the Citys normal $650,000 CDBG allocation. e State has provided a waiver system in the ED category and the City has prepared a letter requesting a waiver of the $650,000 cap and is requesting to receive $900,000 in funding for the proposed project. Should the State not honor the Citys request the City and Hospital will need to agree who will be responsible for the cost overage for the project. Normally it is customary for the business to pay the overage. is is a decision the City must formally approve as part of this process. e estimate from Mills Engineering is $807,003 includes the lift station and two generators. Mayor Pomeroy asked for public comment. No comments were heard from the public. Mr. Fred Fox explained the 2012 application process. Vice Mayor Barron said the diagram shows the water system will be looped and looks like some of it the City doesnt have to have she asked if it would be better to lower the amount to $650,000 as opposed to the $900,000. Mr. Fox the amount does not matter it is strictly an objective points competition. Mr. Hartzog said the City does not have $300,000 so hopefully it will come through. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to accept the second public hearing. Commissioner Cason seconded and the motion passed 4-0. e meeting adjourned at 5:45PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkOur Nations Symbol Soars in Florida e bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the top spots in the lower 48 states for bald eagles to nest and raise their young. Based on its 2011 aerial survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there are 1,457 active bald eagle nests in Florida, nearly a 9-percent increase since 2008, when the state implemented a bald eagle management plan. Long-term success with bald eagles in Florida is re ected in the species recovery from just 88 active nests in 1973. Today at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, leaders from the FWC and Audubon Florida highlighted the bald eagles recovery and the ongoing challenge of conserving these large raptors. ey said celebrating the bald eagles resurgence in Florida was a great way to kick o the nations 236th anniversary of declaring independence. Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery in Florida. e FWC and Audubon are working together to protect bald eagles in Florida, so these majestic raptors will continue to soar as a symbol of national pride and conservation success, said FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright. For 20 years, Audubon Florida has recruited citizen-scientists to monitor eagles and their nests through its EagleWatch program, active in more than 40 counties. By monitoring more than 20 percent of the states nesting pairs, these volunteers make a signi cant di erence in conserving the species. Audubon is proud to have played a role in the bald eagles amazing success story in Florida, said Eric Draper, executive director for Audubon Florida. Our dedicated sta and EagleWatch volunteers, along with our state agency partners, have helped to identify potential threats to these magni cent birds and their nest sites, but our work is far from done. Together, we are leading the nation in the protection of this important and iconic species. Working with ranchers and other landowners to protect bald eagle habitat is another priority for Audubon, with its involvement going back 50 years to the start of the Cooperative Kissimmee Eagle Sanctuary Program. Floridas greatest concentrations of bald eagle nesting territories are clustered around coastal and freshwater areas such as the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. In 2011, Osceola and Polk counties ranked rst and second, respectively, for highest number of documented bald eagle nests. Floridians and visitors are encouraged to get outdoors on July 4th and throughout the year to enjoy the states many parks and public lands and watch bald eagles soar. You can nd a Bald Eagle Nest Locator at MyFWC.com/Eagle. Bald eagles almost disappeared from the lower 48 states by the mid-20th century, with an estimated 417 pairs in the United States in 1963. e use of the now-banned pesticide DDT was causing eggshells to weaken and break under the weight of adults incubating eggs. Today, a healthy and stable eagle population in Florida will depend on continued availability of appropriate nesting and foraging habitats, as well as protection from disturbance during the nesting season. While the bald eagle is no longer listed as an endangered or threatened species, it is federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and by state rule (F.A.C. 68A-16.002). It is illegal to feed, disturb, take or possess a bald eagle, its feathers, nest or eggs. e public can help conserve bald eagles in Florida by following state guidelines for activities near eagle nests, and by reporting new eagle nest locations to BaldEagle@ MyFWC.com. e goal of the FWC bald eagle management plan, developed with public input, is to maintain a stable or increasing bald eagle population throughout Florida. e FWC provides guidelines for avoiding disturbance to nesting eagles, and a permitting framework for activities that cannot adhere to the guidelines. Audubons Center for Birds of Prey contributes to eagle conservation through its specialized clinical care and EagleWatch program. e Center recently celebrated the 450th rehabilitated bald eagle released back into the wild since 1979.For more on bald eagles, go to MyFWC.com/Eagle. For information on Audubons EagleWatch and Center for Birds of Prey, visit http:// .audubon.org/audubon-centerbirds-prey. For information on volunteering to monitor eagles through EagleWatch contact firstname.lastname@example.org. submitted by the FWC Bald Eagle in FloridaSoaring Eagle Photos courtesy of MyFWCMediaBy Tony YoungTo me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is one reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often di cult to nd. ats why the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program to o er hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the states best public dove elds. Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove eld of their choice. Permits cost $150 and enable both hunters to take a daily bag limit of birds each. ere are eight hunts on all but one of the selected dove elds (Caravelle Ranch has six), and all hunts are from noon until sunset and take place on Saturdays, starting Oct. 6 and ending Jan. 5. Last year, 1,421 birds were harvested from six elds. is coming season, there again will be six special-opportunity dove elds scattered throughout the state from which to choose. One of the elds is on Allapattah Flats Public SmallGame Hunting Area (PSGHA) in Martin County, east of Lake Okeechobee. irteen Dove Club permits are available for the 100-acre eld. Participants last year took an average of nearly six birds per hunter, per day, harvesting 601 birds! North Newberry PSGHA, in Alachua County, has 15 Dove Club permits on its 40 acres. at eld produced 135 doves for nearly a two-birds-per-hunter, per-day average. Another eld, Caravelle Ranch in Putnam County, has a 200-acre dove eld with 30 Dove Club permits available. Last season, 73 doves were harvested there. e dove eld on Hilochee Wildlife Management Area, in Lake County, has 15 Dove Club permits available to hunt its 58 acres. Hunters there last season took 107 doves. Frog Pond North PSGHA in Miami-Dade County has been a top producer in past years, and 201 birds were taken there last season, for nearly a two-birds-per-hunter, per-day average. Fifteen Dove Club permits are available to hunt its 50 acres. e remaining special-opportunity dove eld is Koon Farm in Lafayette County. ere will be 13 Dove Club permits available to hunt on its 40 acres. Hunters took 304 birds there last season for nearly a ve-birds-per-hunter, perday average. Dove Club permits will be issued by random drawing during Phase I. at application period runs through July 11. After obtaining the correct application worksheet by going to MyFWC.com/License and clicking on Limited Entry/ Quota Hunts, you can apply for these season passes by lling out a single worksheet (with up to ve dove eld choices) and turning it in at any county tax collectors o ce, license agent or by going online to License.MyFWC.com. During Phase I, hunters may be awarded a permit for only one dove eld. If you are successful in getting drawn, you must pick up and pay for your Dove Club permit at any of the same places mentioned above by July 31. Check for drawing results in mid-July at MyFWC.com/License, again by clicking Limited Entry/Quota Hunts. Any applicant who provides an email address will be noti ed by the FWC by email if drawn. Brochures on each of these areas are available online at MyFWC.com/Dove. Also at that Web address, beginning in late September, hunters will be able to nd the most up-to-date information on these six special-opportunity dove elds, as well as Floridas other public dove elds. e website is updated every ursday throughout dove season. Information includes dove densities, previous weeks harvests and eld conditions. So if youd like to join the FWCs Dove Club, you need to try to do so in July. Remember to introduce someone new to hunting when you can. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods! Tony Young is always excited when he gets invited to a dove hunt and nds it a great way to spend quality time with good friends in the great outdoors.Outta the WoodsJoin the Dove Club After determining that two years of season extensions did not signi cantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided June 28 to permanently extend the recreational season by adding two weeks to the end. e decision was made at the Commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens. Commissioners also directed sta to look into the possibility of a future commercial harvest of bay scallops. e commercial harvest of bay scallops has been closed in Florida state waters since 1994. e recreational season, which starts July 1 and closed annually on Sept. 11, will now end Sept. 25. e extension will help increase business opportunities during a time of the year when other sheries are closed and tourism has decreased. Bay scallops are also known to be larger at the end of the summer, which may be a draw for some harvesters. e Commission extended the season temporarily in 2010 and 2011 to help alleviate economic hardships caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Bay scallops can be recreationally harvested in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to nine nautical miles) from the Pasco-Hernando County line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County. e recreational bag limit is two gallons of whole bay scallops or one pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or half a gallon of meat. ere is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state waters. During the season, scallop harvesters can assist the FWC's scallop researchers by completing an online survey at http:// svy.mk/bayscallops. Harvesters can indicate where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it takes to harvest them. FWC sta and some vendors in harvest areas will also distribute postage-paid survey cards that collect similar data. Participants can email BayScallops@MyFWC. com to ask questions or send additional information. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Bay Scallops to learn more.Bay Scallop Season Extended by Two Weeks Permanently
The Levy County Journal8AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Southwest Florida Water Management DistrictNOTICEExtension of Water Shortage Orders SWF 2012-003 and SWF 2010-022 The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrimina tion policy involves every aspect of the District's functions, including access to and participation in the District's programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the District's Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD 1-800-231-6103 (FL only); or email ADACoordinator@WaterMatters.org .is notice is only a summary of Water Shortage Orders SWF 2012-003, SWF 2012-005 and 2010-022, as modied. For complete information, please visit the Districts website, www.WaterMatters.org. In response to the lingering drought impacts, the Districts Governing Board has extended its Modied Phase III (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy and Sumter counties as well as Dunnellon and e Villages in Marion County) and Modied Phase I (Districtwide, some provisions overridden by Phase II and Phase III) water shortage orders. ALL PHASES Additional restrictions and requirements apply to other water users. Similar or more stringent local restrictions may also apply. PHASE III (extended through July 31, 2012): Lawn and landscape watering is restricted to once per week. (e Districts schedule is: Addresses with house numbers ending in a 0 or 1 may water on Monday; 2 or 3, Tuesday; 4 or 5, Wednesday; 6 or 7, ursday; 8 or 9 and mixed or no-address locations, Friday.) All lawn and landscape watering (including micro-irrigation and handwatering) can only occur before 8 a.m. or aer 6 p.m. Car washing is only allowed once a week, on the propertys watering day (but fundraiser and commercial car washes, including mobile detailing, can still occur on any day). Pressure washing for necessary maintenance is allowed, but not for aesthetic purposes. Fountains may only run four hours a day (there are some exemptions, such as koi ponds). HOAs and other associations may not require actions which would increase water use, such as lawn replacement or pressure washing. PHASE II (scheduled to expire July 31, 2012 in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties): Lawn/landscape watering, car washing and fountains follow Phase III restrictions (above). Pressure washing also allowed once a year for aesthetic purposes. HOAs and other associations may not require actions which would increase water use. PHASE I (extended again, through December 31, 2012): Also automatically applies to any area released from the Phase II or Phase III orders. Follow applicable year-round water conservation measures (including a maximum of twice-per-week lawn watering or any stricter local ordinance). QUESTIONS? Please call 1-800-848-0499 or send an inquiry to Water.Restrictions@WaterMatters.org. The Villages City of Dunnellon City of Sarasota LEVY CITRUS LAKE SUMTER HERNANDO SARASOTA Except where stricter measures have been imposed by local governmentsCurrent Water Restrictions HILLSBOROUGH HILLSBOROUG HMARION LAKE LEVY CITRUS SUMTER HERNANDO PASCO PASCO PINELLAS PINELLAS POLK HARDEE DESOTO CHARLOTTE HIGHLANDS MANATEE HILLSBOROUGHCity of North Port Southwest Florida Water Management District boundaryCity of St. Petersburg City of St. Petersburg City of Clearwater City of Clearwater One-day-per-week restrictions, special schedule Two-day-per-week restrictions One-day-per-week restrictions Local county ordinances (cities may dier); one-day-per-week restrictions CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING June 11, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:02 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, MayorCommissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance Coordinator Shane Keene, Water and Facilities Manager Student of the Month Mayor Pomeroy recognized the following students for their excellence in the classroom: Dasia Shepherd Chie and Elementary School Taylor Lewellyn Chie and Middle School (not present) Dessie Clemons Chie and High School Employee Recognition Shane Keene, Water and Facilities Manager, was recognized with a pin and plaque for his 15 years of service. Visitors Commissioners recognized the Chie and T-Ball District Champions by presenting them with a pin. Mr. Hartzog said the State T-Ball tournament will be held in June and then C.A.A.A. will host the Southeast Regional Tournament next month. e T-Ball tournament will cost the organization approximately $5,500. Mr. Hartzog asked Commissioners to approve a $1,000 donation to C.A.A.A. for these tournaments. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to donate $1,000 to C.A.A.A. for the tournaments. Commissioner Cason seconded and the motion passed 5-0. City Manager Grady Hartzog Resolution Number 12-03 Establish Special Bank Account for the 2013 Chie and Centennial Celebration Event Mr. Hartzog said the City of Chie and will be celebrating its 100 year centennial with a celebration on April 5-6, 2013. Mr. Hartzog said they will be asking for sponsors as funds will be needed. He said the reworks display will cost approximately $25,000. Mr. Hartzog asked the Commission to support borrowing $35,000 from the industrial park fund for transfer to the proposed centennial fund. Mr. Hammond said several fund raisers are planned. Two di erent types of centennial coins will be purchased. e 100 silver coins will cost approximately $5,500 and will be auctioned and sold. And 100 bronze coins will be sold. e Police Chief plans a jail and bail in October and employees will hold a pie and cake auction next month. He said a vast majority of the borrowed money will get paid back. Mr. Hartzog said employees had a yard sale during the Watermelon Festival that brought in $141.50. Commissioner Buie asked if the funds are available. Mr. Hartzog said the Industrial Park fund has some money left over from when the new buildings were built in the industrial park. Commissioner Cason made a motion to approve Resolution Number 12-03 establishing a special bank account for the 2013 centennial. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Mr. Doug King said the working team has been busy planning and seed money is needed now to order the coins and upcoming reworks. Motion passed 5-0. Centennial Loan from the Industrial Park Fund Mr. Hammond said the cost for the silver coins is $5,500 the bronze coins are $3,000. Commissioner Buie asked Mr. Luther Drummond for his opinion. Mr. Drummond said he doesnt think there will be a problem getting sponsors for the event. He explained how the coins will be sold and auctioned. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to allow the centennial committee to borrow $10,000 from the Industrial Park fund in order to fund the initial cost of 2013 Chie and centennial event. Commissioner Cason seconded. Mr. Doug King asked if the committee has to come back every time to borrow money. Mayor Pomeroy said he would like to do this one and one more time in November for the reworks. Motion passed 5-0. Visitor Steve Minnis, Suwannee River Water Management District Mr. Minnis gave an update on the Suwannee River Water Management District water shortage order. e order will go in to e ect on June 13, 2012 and end September 30, 2012. e order imposes no irrigation between 6am 10pm on speci c days by address house numbers for established lawns and landscapes. New lawn and landscapes have a 60 day establishment period with no irrigation between 10am 4pm and other restrictions and exemptions were noted. Mr. Minnis said under Chapter 373.609, F.S. it is the duty of county, city government and law enforcement to assist the District, upon request, in enforcement of water shortage order. A model ordinance was provided as a guidance document for local control. Mayor Pomeroy said he is interested in starting o lenient. Mr. Minnis said the City will be copied with did you know letters from the District. Vice Mayor Barron said the City de nitely supports the water order but the City does not have the resources to enforce it. Chief Harris asked if he should call ISO to request a suspension of the ow tests. Commissioners agreed. City Manager Grady Hartzog Ordinance Number 12-02 Amending City Code Relating to Utilities Second and Final Reading Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the second and nal reading of Ordinance Number 12-02 amending the City Code of Ordinances relating to utility payments. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 3-0 (Commissioners Cason and Hudson were not present during the vote). School Board of Levy County Purchase Services Agreement for Building Inspections At the April 23, 2012 Commission meeting Mr. Hartzog was asked to negotiate a contract for services for building inspections with School Board o cials. A contract was drafted by School Board o cials to include inspections for all county-wide Levy County school facilities for a price of $30.00 per hour. Mr. Fugate said if the City wishes to go along with the concept the contract needs to be re-written in the form of an interlocal agreement. Vice Mayor Barron said she likes the concept of a at fee. Vice Mayor Barron asked Mr. Hammond if he thinks the concept is fair. Mr. Hammond replied yes. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion for the City Manager and City Attorney to tweek the purchase services agreement into an interlocal agreement for the School Board to receive services from the City of Chie and inspections. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Request to Set Dates for Annual Budget Workshops Sta requests permission to set dates for the annual budget workshops with the Commission. Dates recommended are July 9th for general fund and re department budgets; July 23rd for utilities and industrial park funds; and a review of all funds on August 13th. Chief Harris asked to move the re department budget workshop to a later date saying his department budget is under the countys budget and it hasnt been determined what they will get from the county. Mayor Pomeroy said sta will put the re department budget discussions o till July 23rd. Vice Mayor Barron said the re department position will be to request the same amount of monies that was received last year. e county has asked the various re departments to come up a formula to justify the amount of money that each department needs. She said it is too early in the process for all the other county re departments to do this so a lot of the other re departments want to continue with the current process. Vice Mayor Barron said at the last meeting Mike Michaelis talked to Commissioners about going for a short year for health insurance so the City can get renewals earlier. Commissioners agreed to hold budget workshop meetings immediately following the regular Commission meetings on the suggested dates. Citizens Advisory Task Force Member Nomination At the last meeting Commissioners were asked to provide names of citizens to ll the two vacancies on the CATF board. Vice Mayor Barron said she asked Marcia Pollock if she would ll a seat on the board and she agreed. Commissioner Buie said he spoke to Johnnie Lee Phillips about being on the board. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to add Marcia Pollock to the Citizens Advisory Task Force. Commissioner Hudson second. Motion passed 5-0. Commissioner Buie said he will have Mrs. Phillips call Mrs. Copeland. Florida Police Benevolent Association Request to Begin Negotiations e City has received an email from Mr. Jack Soule of the Police Benevolent Association as an o cial request to the City to begin negotiations on Article 26 Wages for the 20122013 scal year. According to the Citys Union Collective Bargaining Negotiation Procedures, the next step is for the City Commission to determine by vote the person or persons who they want to represent their views during negotiations with the union. en the Commission will schedule and meet in a closed strategy session to plan and discuss collective bargaining negotiations. Commissioner Cason made a motion for Mr. Hartzog to represent the City in negotiation with the Police Benevolent Association and coordinate with the City Attorney. Vice Mayor Barron seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Commissioners agreed to hold a closed strategy session at 5:30PM on June 25, 2012 to discuss collective bargaining negotiations. Update on Utility Bad Debt At the last Commission meeting Commissioners were advised that the majority of customers that left owing an outstanding utility bill were residential. en Commissioners discussed other deposit options including returning half of the customer deposit after 18 months of good payment history. Good payment history was de ned as a customer not being cut o for non-payment and no bad checks in the last 18 months. At the last meeting Commissioners asked sta to report back on the length of time that rental customers had an active account with the City prior to leaving the outstanding utility bill. A review of the former residential customers revealed the majority left between 12-13 months. After reviewing the capabilities of the Citys current utility billing software and the deposit options sta recommended the Commission increase the water sewer and garbage deposit for new residential customers from $100 to $150 with no refund option and increase the new commercial customer deposit from $150 to $200. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to have an ordinance drawn up that changes the residential customer deposit for customers that have water sewer and garbage from $100 to $150, leaving those customers deposits that only have water and garbage customers at $100 and changing the commercial customer deposit from $150 to $200. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Police Chief Robert Douglas Extension of Interlocal Agreement for School Crossing Guards 2012-2013 Chief Douglas said the Levy County School Board wishes to renew and extend the interlocal agreement for crossing guards for the upcoming school year. e total reimbursed for four crossing guards is $14.00 per day. Vice Mayor Barron said she would like to take the hours of attendance out because the hours in the agreement are not current which will leave the City open for some type of suit. e school hours change from year to year. Chief Douglas said he will ask school o cials to remove the hours. Chief Douglas said the hours should be 30 minutes before school and 30 minutes after school hours. Commissioner Buie questioned clari cation on the City being partially reimbursed for the crossing guards. Mr. Fugate said the percentage paid by school board pays for almost all of the cost. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the extension of the interlocal agreement with changes to the hours of attendance to 30 minutes before school and 30 minutes after school. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Activity UpdateChief Douglas gave an update on police activity. Fire Chief James Harris Activity Update Chief Harris and Captain Perryman gave an update on re activity. Chief Harris said the re department is in dire need of manpower. He said the department is looking at freezing captains pay, looking at peak times, looking at moving stu around in the budget for personal services and looking at everything possible. City Attorney Norm Fugate No reports Old Business None Commissioners New Business Commissioner Buie said dead limbs are falling in the road on S.W. 3rd Avenue between S.W. 1st Street and S.W. 2nd Street. Vice-Mayor Barron questioned the code enforcement status of the burned down building. Mr. Hartzog said Chief Harris contacted Mr. Hammond advising the hold was lifted. Mr. Hammond sent notices giving the owners so many days to clean it up. Vice Mayor Barron said septic tank inspection law will be going into e ect soon and the County Commission can opt out of the septic tank inspection requirements. She said City Commissioners should look at it and encourage the County Commissioners to opt out. Vice Mayor Barron will forward information on this issue to Mr. Hartzog for Mayor Pomeroy who will contact the County for information on their status. Vice Mayor Barron thanked the citizens for their con dence continued to page 9
The Levy County Journal 9AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 JournalYour Locally-Owned County 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 EverydayALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m.ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-4906352-486-38806 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 Wal-Mart on East side of US 19, Chie and157 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson BRONSON R ES T A UR A NT LIVE BAND on weekends Crab Legs Cat sh Fried Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Breaded Fish Fingers Mullet Clam Strips Stuffed Crab CINO Political advertisement paid for and approved by Joseph Cino Jr. Republican for County Commission Dist. #3 in her as she did not have any opposition during re-election. Mayor Pomeroy said the City did a good job during the watermelon festival. Mayor Pomeroy asked for an appreciation plaque for Tillis Farms for supplying watermelons for the festival and the Womans Club for organizing the festival. Mayor Pomeroy asked sta to prepare letters of appreciation for VOICE for tra c control and Suwannee Valley Rotary for the Tour de Melon. Mayor Pomeroy expressed his thanks and appreciation for the re-election. Correspondence Kat Davis, College of Central Florida sent a letter of thanks to the City for providing assistance for the Chie and Night Out event. Public Comment None Approval of Regular Commission Meeting Minutes May 14, 2012 Commissioner Hudson made a motion to approve the May 14, 2012 regular meeting minutes. Vice Mayor Barron seconded the motion. Motion passed 5-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkCITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION WORKSHOP MEETING June 11, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in a Workshop at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 8:15 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm Fugate, City Attorney Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator Mayor Pomeroy opened the Local Preference Purchasing workshop. Mr. Hartzog said Mr. Fugate and Mrs. Ellzey obtained local purchasing policies from other governmental agencies to review. Vice Mayor Barron said she like Bartows policy because it gives local bidders the opportunity to match the lowest bid and it includes written quotations for purchases less than $25,000. Commissioners agreed a local vendor shall mean a business that has a City of Chie and business tax receipt or the place of business must be in Levy County. Commissioners agreed to use the City of Gainesvilles ndings of fact on page 28 of the agenda. Mayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Fugate to prepare the local preference language for Commission review. Mr. Fugate said he will also add exceptions. e meeting adjourned at 8:40PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkChie and meeting continued from page 8 SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES YANKEETOWN TOWN COUNCIL APRIL 16, 2012 7:00PM INGLIS / YANKEETOWN LIONS CLUBMEMBERS IN ATTENDANCEJanie Hinson, Mayor omas Sholes, Vice Mayor Dawn Marie Clary, Councilmember Larry Feldhusen, Councilmember Mike Lineberger, Councilmember Jack Scho eld, CouncilmemberOFFICIALS / STAFF IN ATTENDANCELaura Coyle, Town Clerk Kurt Woerner, Zoning O cial APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF AREA RESIDENTS PRESENT 6 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER -Mayor Hinson called the meeting to order at 7:13pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. MAYOR AND COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS ere were none.TOWN BUSINESS1 Waste Pro Contract / Noti cation is 90 days (4/27/12) Prior to Renewal date of July 25, 2012 Dayna Miller, a representative from Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. stated because of the increase in diesel fuel they need to increase the garbage rates by 2.7% and referred Council to the Consumer Price Index for March 2012. Ms. Miller stated that with this increase the new rates would be $17.17 for residential garbage and $21.17 for commercial garbage. Discussion that once a week pickup is only a $2.00 decrease in the current monthly rate. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to approve the Waste Pro contract for two (2) more years starting August 1, 2012 with the rate increase proposed by Waste Pro. Motion seconded by Councilmember Lineberger. Motion passed unanimously. 2. Discussion on Zoning Position Kurt Woerner, Yankeetowns Zoning O cial, approached the podium and stated as of today, April 16, 2012, he is resigning. Mr. Woerner handed his o ce keys and cell phone to Mayor Hinson. Council discussed hiring another Zoning O cial, how CRS Coordinator is di erent from the Flood Plain Manager and how important the Community Rating System (CRS) program is to the Town. A motion was made by Councilmember Feldhusen and seconded by Councilmember Lineberger to start looking for a new Zoning, Code Enforcement O cer, Flood Plain Manager and CRS Coordinator. Council discussed putting a note on the Zoning O ce Door to contact Town Hall and that the Towns Attorney, Ralf Brookes should be noti ed. Motion passed unanimously. 3. Partial Repaving of 64th Street Mayor Hinson stated that this project was budgeted and Councilmember Lineberger suggested we proceed with the project and use SCI who paved Magnolia last year. Mayor Hinson stated it is not required to go out for bid and asked Council if they wanted to go out for bids. Council agreed to ask SCI to write up an estimate for paving 64th Street. Councilmember Lineberger stated he is contacting Levy County on getting a guard rail for Fishermans Park. 4. Survey Streets and Alleys Mayor Hinson stated surveying the Towns Alleys has been an ongoing project since 2009. Area resident, Chris Fineout explained when and why the Town started clearing alleys. Council agreed to have Clark Survey give an estimate on all ten (10) alleys and get back with them. 5. Approval to Apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to Repair Water Pipes Mayor Hinson explained a CDBG is available AugustOctober 2012 and asked if Council wanted to use the same grant writer and engineer. Discussion of spending $58,000.00 with Mittauer and Associates which would give us 100 points and having the project shovel ready (all is done & ready to apply for permits). Council would also like to get other quotes from engineers and ask Mittauers what is included in their $58,000.00 quote. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and seconded by Vice Mayor Sholes to get two (2) other engineer quotes and a detail listing from Mittauer on what the $58,000.00 get us on Readiness to Receive. Motion passed unanimously. 6. Discussion to Schedule Meeting (if needed) With Engineer and/or Grant Writer about CDBG Council agreed that they can wait till June 4, 2012 to discuss the CDBG with the engineers. 7. Discussion of Chapter 2 Mayor Hinson stated that she would like to bring Chapter Two in line with the Charter and suggested workshops in September and October 2012 and hearings before the February 2013 Elections. Council agreed to have Attorney Ralf Brookes update Chapter two, have no workshops and hold hearings in October. 8. Resolution 2012-03 / Elevator Bid Councilmember Scho eld explained the reason for Resolution 2012-03 and also stated he is trying to get a nal cost from Sunrise elevator on the elevator repairs. Councilmember Scho eld read resolution 2012-03 in its entirety A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF YANKEETOWN, FLORIDA WAVING THE BIDDING PROCESS BECAUSE OF CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. Council correcedt a few typing errors in the Resolution. A motion was made by Vice Mayor Sholes and seconded by Councilmember Lineberger to adopt Resolution 2013-03. Motion passed unanimously. Vice Mayor Sholes stated the County is ready to discuss the merger of the Fire Department and he has scheduled a workshop for Council on April 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. and invited Chief Knowles to Councils Regular Meeting on May 14, 2012. Councilmember Scho eld stated he would like to discuss the WGP painting bid with Council. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to hear Councilmember Scho elds agenda item. Vice Mayor Sholes seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Councilmember Scho eld stated since the painting bid has been published, there are additional points that should be added and he would like to withdraw the bid but not sure if that can be done. Council recommended that Councilmember Scho eld contact the Town Attorney, Ralf Brookes. Councilmember Feldhusen stated a CD will mature this month and the funds will be placed in the money market until Council can discuss what to do with the funds at the next Regular meeting in May. ADJOURNMENT Hearing no objections, Mayor Hinson adjourned the meeting at 8:36 p.m. Recording Secretary: _________________________________ Laura L. Coyle, CMC Town Clerk / TreasurerSPECIAL MEETING MINUTES YANKEETOWN TOWN COUNCIL MAY 9, 2012 7:00PM YANKEETOWN TOWNHALLMEMBERS IN ATTENDANCEJanie Hinson, Mayor omas Sholes, Vice Mayor Larry Feldhusen, Council Member Jack Scho eld, Council MemberOFFICIALS / STAFF IN ATTENDANCELaura Coyle, Town Clerk OFFICIALS / STAFF NOT IN ATTENDANCEDawn Marie Clary, Council Member Mike Lineberger, CouncilmemberAPPROXIMATE NUMBER OF AREA RESIDENTS PRESENT 0 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER / PLEDGE TO FLAG -Mayor Hinson called the Meeting to order at 12:00 noon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.TOWN BUSINESS1. Certify Special Election Results Mayor Hinson recommended putting o verifying the election results until the Audit is done on May 10, 2012. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to table verifying the election until after the Audit is done and do the verifying at the Council Meeting on May 14, 2012. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Sholes. Motion passed unanimously.ADJOURNMENT -Hearing no objections, Mayor Hinson adjourned the Meeting at 12:03pm. Recording Secretary: _________________________________ Laura L. Coyle, Town Clerk
The Levy County Journal10AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 I T P A Y S T O IT PAYS TO A D V E R T I S E ADVERTISEAnd theres no better place than the Levy County Journal Contact Ren today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-490-4462 JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County The Federalist No. 51 e Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Di erent DepartmentsIndependent Journal Wednesday, February 6, 1788 [James Madison] To the People of the State of New York: TO WHAT expedient, then, shall we nally resort, for maintaining in practice the necessary partition of power among the several departments, as laid down in the Constitution? e only answer that can be given is, that as all these exterior provisions are found to be inadequate, the defect must be supplied, by so contriving the interior structure of the government as that its several constituent parts may, by their mutual relations, be the means of keeping each other in their proper places. Without presuming to undertake a full development of this important idea, I will hazard a few general observations, which may perhaps place it in a clearer light, and enable us to form a more correct judgment of the principles and structure of the government planned by the convention. In order to lay a due foundation for that separate and distinct exercise of the di erent powers of government, which to a certain extent is admitted on all hands to be essential to the preservation of liberty, it is evident that each department should have a will of its own; and consequently should be so constituted that the members of each should have as little agency as possible in the appointment of the members of the others. Were this principle rigorously adhered to, it would require that all the appointments for the supreme executive, legislative, and judiciary magistracies should be drawn from the same fountain of authority, the people, through channels having no communication whatever with one another. Perhaps such a plan of constructing the several departments would be less di cult in practice than it may in contemplation appear. Some di culties, however, and some additional expense would attend the execution of it. Some deviations, therefore, from the principle must be admitted. In the constitution of the judiciary department in particular, it might be inexpedient to insist rigorously on the principle: rst, because peculiar quali cations being essential in the members, the primary consideration ought to be to select that mode of choice which best secures these quali cations; secondly, because the permanent tenure by which the appointments are held in that department, must soon destroy all sense of dependence on the authority conferring them. It is equally evident, that the members of each department should be as little dependent as possible on those of the others, for the emoluments annexed to their o ces. Were the executive magistrate, or the judges, not independent of the legislature in this particular, their independence in every other would be merely nominal. But the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. e provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of attack. Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. e interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a re ection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all re ections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great di culty lies in this: you must rst enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions. is policy of supplying, by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives, might be traced through the whole system of human a airs, private as well as public. We see it particularly displayed in all the subordinate distributions of power, where the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several o ces in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other -that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights. ese inventions of prudence cannot be less requisite in the distribution of the supreme powers of the State. But it is not possible to give to each department an equal power of self-defense. In republican government, the legislative authority necessarily predominates. e remedy for this inconveniency is to divide the legislature into di erent branches; and to render them, by di erent modes of election and di erent principles of action, as little connected with each other as the nature of their common functions and their common dependence on the society will admit. It may even be necessary to guard against dangerous encroachments by still further precautions. As the weight of the legislative authority requires that it should be thus divided, the weakness of the executive may require, on the other hand, that it should be forti ed. An absolute negative on the legislature appears, at rst view, to be the natural defense with which the executive magistrate should be armed. But perhaps it would be neither altogether safe nor alone su cient. On ordinary occasions it might not be exerted with the requisite rmness, and on extraordinary occasions it might be per diously abused. May not this defect of an absolute negative be supplied by some quali ed connection between this weaker department and the weaker branch of the stronger department, by which the latter may be led to support the constitutional rights of the former, without being too much detached from the rights of its own department? If the principles on which these observations are founded be just, as I persuade myself they are, and they be applied as a criterion to the several State constitutions, and to the federal Constitution it will be found that if the latter does not perfectly correspond with them, the former are in nitely less able to bear such a test. ere are, moreover, two considerations particularly applicable to the federal system of America, which place that system in a very interesting point of view. First. In a single republic, all the power surrendered by the people is submitted to the administration of a single government; and the usurpations are guarded against by a division of the government into distinct and separate departments. In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is rst divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people. e di erent governments will control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself. Second. It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part. Di erent interests necessarily exist in di erent classes of citizens. If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure. ere are but two methods of providing against this evil: the one by creating a will in the community independent of the majority -that is, of the society itself; the other, by comprehending in the society so many separate descriptions of citizens as will render an unjust combination of a majority of the whole very improbable, if not impracticable. e rst method prevails in all governments possessing an hereditary or self-appointed authority. is, at best, is but a precarious security; because a power independent of the society may as well espouse the unjust views of the major, as the rightful interests of the minor party, and may possibly be turned against both parties. e second method will be exempli ed in the federal republic of the United States. Whilst all authority in it will be derived from and dependent on the society, the society itself will be broken into so many parts, interests, and classes of citizens, that the rights of individuals, or of the minority, will be in little danger from interested combinations of the majority. In a free government the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. It consists in the one case in the multiplicity of interests, and in the other in the multiplicity of sects. e degree of security in both cases will depend on the number of interests and sects; and this may be presumed to depend on the extent of country and number of people comprehended under the same government. is view of the subject must particularly recommend a proper federal system to all the sincere and considerate friends of republican government, since it shows that in exact proportion as the territory of the Union may be formed into more circumscribed Confederacies, or States oppressive combinations of a majority will be facilitated: the best security, under the republican forms, for the rights of every class of citizens, will be diminished: and consequently the stability and independence of some member of the government, the only other security, must be proportionately increased. Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been and ever will be pursued until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. In a society under the forms of which the stronger faction can readily unite and oppress the weaker, anarchy may as truly be said to reign as in a state of nature, where the weaker individual is not secured against the violence of the stronger; and as, in the latter state, even the stronger individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government which may protect the weak as well as themselves; so, in the former state, will the more powerful factions or parties be gradnally induced, by a like motive, to wish for a government which will protect all parties, the weaker as well as the more powerful. It can be little doubted that if the State of Rhode Island was separated from the Confederacy and left to itself, the insecurity of rights under the popular form of government within such narrow limits would be displayed by such reiterated oppressions of factious majorities that some power altogether independent of the people would soon be called for by the voice of the very factions whose misrule had proved the necessity of it. In the extended republic of the United States, and among the great variety of interests, parties, and sects which it embraces, a coalition of a majority of the whole society could seldom take place on any other principles than those of justice and the general good; whilst there being thus less danger to a minor from the will of a major party, there must be less pretext, also, to provide for the security of the former, by introducing into the government a will not dependent on the latter, or, in other words, a will independent of the society itself. It is no less certain than it is important, notwithstanding the contrary opinions which have been entertained, that the larger the society, provided it lie within a practical sphere, the more duly capable it will be of self-government. And happily for the republican cause, the practicable sphere may be carried to a very great extent, by a judicious modi cation and mixture of the federal principle. PUBLIUS James Madison
The Levy County Journal 11AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Sudoku e answers for this weeks sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Last weeks Sudoku 115 NOTICES115 NOTICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 400 REAL ESTATE500 FOR SALE540 LIVESTOCK Classifieds Journal Levy County 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. --------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS Con dential Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Now open Mon. thru Thurs. from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call (352) 493-7773 or write to us at Harmony Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 2557, Chie and, FL. tfnJf ---------AL-ANON MEETINGS IN WILLISTON Join us for Al-Anon meetings on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Midway Plaza located at 13451 NE Highway 27 Alt. in Williston. 1-800-851-1795. ftfn --------NARCONON a nonpro t public bene t organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions assessments and more than 11,000 local referrals. Call (800) 556-8885 or visit www. drugrehab.net --------AA MEETING FOR INFORMATION CALL NORTH CENTRAL Florida Intergroup Of ce at (352) 372-8091 which is also a 24hour local hotline number. --------ADDICTION RECOVERY MEETING Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our meetings held the 1st and 3rd Thursday night of the month at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 7:00 PM Hwy. 340 in Bell, at the ashing light, west of 129. 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The Levy County Journal12AJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 James W. Jake Cason and Marion L. Geiger Caso n were married at Anthony Baptist Church in Anthony, Florida on July 14, 1962. e Rev. H.W. Markham performed the double-ring ceremony by candlelight. Jake and Marion moved to Williston from Ocala in 1971. Jake retired from Sprint in 2004 after 39 years of service. Marion has worked at Perkins State Bank in Williston for 33 years. Jake and Marion have three children: Jimmy (Trina), Angela Parker (Je ), and Jason (Hallie). ey have 5 grandchildren (Lauren Macy, Suzanne Parker, Quincy, Hunter, and Noah Cason) and one great grandchild (Elijah Parker). e family of Jake and Marion would like to invite the community to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their Wedding on July 14. 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She celebrated her 90th birthday last month. ey had lunch with us and she was able to catch up on things while she quilted with the group. My baby quilt is coming along. All I have to do is attach the rows so the seams match, get the designs going in the same direction and make sure the rows are put together in the right order. It isnt as easy as it sounds. You pin the seams together and you just know the seams match. Stitch across the seams, take the pin out and go nd the seam ripper so you can do this process one more time. I have one row to attach and Ill be ready to get the quilt sandwiched. Ive decided to hand tie thread instead of quilting by hand or machine. I dont know how that is done either. If I can learn, so can you. e baby quilt is small and can be done is a short amount of time. Next ursday, the Quilters should be bringing their Christmas items for display. We hope to see you soon. Evelyn Etheridge is busy with our Log Cabin Quilt. We're so pleased she came for a visit.With all the recent rain, mosquitoes are going to be hatching out and we all need to remember a few tips to avoid being bitten. e ve Ds are: Dusk & Dawn are when mosquitoes are most active so you should avoid being outside at those times. And if you must be outdoors then-Dress so your skin is covered with clothing. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt. Drain any empty containers and stagnant water so mosquito wrigglers cant grow up to become biters. Deet mosquito repellant is best to protect bare skin and clothing. It is important to remember that DEET in not recommended for children younger than two months old. Instead, avoid exposing your baby to mosquitoes. Levy County is the home for 40 known species of mosquitoes. ey are as di erent in their feeding and breeding habits as humans are di erent in their lifestyles. All mosquitoes must have water to develop. Most prefer slow-moving or stagnant water in which to lay their eggs. One tablespoon of water will breed over 200 mosquitoes. During warm weather, mosquitoes can complete their life cycle in four days. While there are dozens of mosquito control devices on the market today, the most e ective method is to destroy mosquito breeding places. is means getting rid of any standing water conditions around your home. Practice good mosquito hygiene around your home. Check clogged gutters and at roofs that may have poor drainage. Remove standing water in old tires, buckets, drums, toys, or other containers Cover barrels and trash containers tightly with a lid or 16-mesh screen Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week. Store them indoors when not using. Change the water in bird baths, pets water bowls and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week. Store boats covered or upside down. Level the ground around your home so water can run o Fill in holes or depressions near your home that collect water. Fill in tree holes and hollow stumps that hold water with sand or mortar. Stock your ornamental water garden with mosquito eating sh (e.g., minnows, gambusia, gold sh or guppies). Repair screening on windows, doors, porches and patios. For more information call Levy County Mosquito Control at 352/486-5127.Levy County Mosquito Control Advises on Preparing for Mosquitoes
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 53 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION BBy Theresa CampbellNASCAR driver Je rey Earnhardt became a local at Bronson Speedway last Saturday night. All day Earnhardt prepared for the race and signed autographs as a Tobacco Free Florida partner. While Earnhardt was certainly the main attraction of the day, many other racers attended and were preparing as well. Trailers, trucks, race cars and cars carrying fans were all bustling around. e Fowler family even had a fancy, six-seat golf cart they drove around the pit to socialize with everyone. One family, Kim, Scott and Donovan Pander, came up from Orlando to race a Legend car. e Pander family said it has been about a year since their last visit to Bronson Speedway. Scott Pander said the last time they were at Bronson, they had many issues with their cars. e last time we had bad luck, he said. We had motor issues and oil issues, but we are back with another motor. Whats the worst that could happen? Kim Pander said the Legend cars are an ideal type of racing for her 17 year-old son Donovan for multiple reasons. ey are completely controlled which is a good thing, she said. It is safer. ey have to wear everything NASCAR wears. Also, it is called NX racing, for inexpensive racing. Another racing attendee was Tricia Turner. She asked Earnhardt to sign the dashboard of her race car. I asked him to sign there in case I needed inspiration, Turner said. I am a huge Earnhardt fanGotta beat those boys! While some cars lined up to practice as their divisions were called, others were being weighed in. Each driver took turns one by one driving their race cars to weigh in. e hoods were removed, people leaned over motors and chattered nervously as they thoroughly examined seemingly every aspect of the vehicle. Eventually, the pit started picking up attendees as crews started to set up and prepare for the evening races. A Bronson Speedway veteran, Jackson Fowler, was driving his #43, 1996 Ford Ranger Pickup in the Hornet race. In the feature race, Fowler ipped his truck causing a series of astonished gasps from more than 350 fans in the crowd. Once he was able to climb out of the truck, he helped ip the truck back over with the help of the safety crew and replaced a at tire before he rejoined the race. He went on to win the checkered ag. He said he was very happy about Earnhardts appearance. I love it, he said. He brings excitement. I have been here a long time, and its nice to have somebody. Ive been here 30 years, and its probably the most popular thing thats been here. Finally, the long-awaited moment arrived, as Earnhardt took to the course for the nal feature race. In the Sportsman Feature race of the night, Earnhardt started the race in fth place. ere were serious incidents during that race. Carl Hodges #65 made contact with Blaise Hetznecker #17. e #17 car was severely damaged. Earnhardt took second at the top of the race and used the outside line of the track for the advantage. However, the restarts following caution ags were detrimental to his winning. He came in sixth place. According to public relations representative, Robert Keller, Earnhardt had an issue with shifting. What went wrong was he said he missed a shift on the last restart and over revved up the motor, Keller said. And, it hurt the motor. He got to second by driving the wheels o it, Keller said. He said the car was great and set up perfect, but he said he made a mistake on the shift. Keller wanted to o er special thanks to Je rey Earnhardt for taking time o from his weekend to come drive the car, he said. Also thanks to all the Showstopper crew: Jason Floyd, Eric Giambrone, Robert Keller, Wesley Keller, the whole family along with Bronson speedway for getting all this set up, he said. We had a great time getting to meet and hang out with Je rey. Keller also said he wants Earnhardt to come back and race the same car again. Me and my brother has already sent him a message to tell him that, Keller said. Track photographer Suzette Cook has already added Earnhardts fan card to the local set hanging in the ticket booth at Bronson Speedway. e card has a portrait and an action photo of Earnhardt driving the #8 sportsman. Hes been invited back to race again. Maybe in August, Earnhardt said. But rst he gets to compete at Daytona International Speedway on July 6 in the Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide race. Bronson Speedway is hosting four more point races on July 14 and 28 and August 11 and 25. eresa Campbell is a graduate student studying journalism at the University of Florida. 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.Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Earnhardt Wins Over Fans and Becomes a Local Driver at Bronson Speedway Je rey Earnhardt autographs Tricia Turners purestock Camero. Photos by Suzette Cook/ racebronson.com Tommy Osborn gets a photo op with Earnhardt. Photos by Suzette Cook/racebronson.com Chip Hollywood Owen wins the sportsman race. Earnhardt placed seventh. Photos by Suzette Cook/racebronson.com Tricia Turner, Larry Welter, Jr. Earnhardt and Larry Welter, Sr. listen to the nights agenda in the pit drivers meeting. Photos by Suzette Cook/racebronson.com Earnhardt talks tech talk with Larry Welter, Jr. of Williston.
The Levy County Journal2BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Industrial Dev. Committee Meeting July 9 e Bronson Industrial Park Development Committees Planning Committee will meet on July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building.Bronson Chamber Meeting July 10 & Political Rally July 13 e Bronson Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Political Rally at the Bronson Speedway on July 13. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Candidates will begin speaking promptly at 7 p.m. Admission to the rally is free. ere will be dinners for sale, fried mullet or smoked chicken. e dinners cost $7.00 and advanced tickets can be purchased at Bronson Lube, Bronson Ace Hardware, Chantilly Place or Town Hall. Please call 2132088 for more information. e next scheduled meeting for the chamber of commerce will be July 10, 2012. We will be holding elections for o cers for the 2012-13 calendar year. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. e meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building.Bronson Town Council Meeting July 16 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Mon. July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Bronson Ag Center Day Camps Open for Registration NOWLevy County 4-H Day Camps, Sewing Camp and a separate four-day Residential Camp for the June session are now open for registration. ey will be held at the Bronson Agricultural Center, Mon. thru urs. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fri. from 8:30 to Noon. Parents are asked to be prompt at pick-up times. Campers must all at least 8 years old by the date of the day camps, which are at staggered starting dates. e day camps cost $25 per each type of camp, except for the ATV camp which costs $50. e fees include breakfast, lunch, snacks, eld trips and recreation for each day. July 9 13: Shooting Sports I Earn Hunter Safety Certi cation and learn to shoot Archery, Ri e, Shotgun and/ or Muzzle-loading. July 16 20: Shooting & Fishing II Go to another level honing skills learned in Shooting Sports I and in Fishing I including a new excursion to a new place. July 23 27: Marine Science Learn more about marine environment including boat trips, using a seine, cast-netting, crabbing and specimen identi cation. July 30 Aug. 3: Remote Control & Science of Flight Bring remote control toys and try new ones and make and program LEGO robots. Aug. 6 10: ATV Safety & Certi cation: Did you know that you must have an ATV Safety Certi cation to ride your ATV on any public lands? We are o ering this class to a limited number of youth (16 participants). Youth will be taught safe operation, riding practices, and general maintenance of your ATV. We will be taking trips with our ATVs; Taught by American Safety Institute instructors for the purpose of completing the ASI ATV Safety Certi cation. is day camp is only for youth ages 12 years and older. Cost of this camp is $50. Children who are younger than 12 years old can attend GAMES Day Camp at the regular price of $25.Aug. 13 17: Wildlife Adventures Come ready for anything! In this day camp, they will have the opportunity to learn about our friends in the wild, and to explore adventures to build relationships and cooperation with wildlife. June 25 29 (Levy County 4H): Residential Camping opportunity called Camp Cherry Lake. It costs $185. Call 352/486-5131 for more information on any of the Summer Camping opportunities, including Day Camp, Sewing Camp or for any other details about Camp Cherry Lake.Greater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceMembership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact email@example.com or laci_ firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email email@example.com ARCHERGrief and Loss Support Group in Archer July 10Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group at the Davis Center in Archer every Tuesday from July 10 through August 14. e group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 352-493-2333. OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Town Council Meeting July 10 e Otter Creek Town Council will meet on July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting July 17 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall with the next meeting on July 17. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall with the next meeting on Aug. 7. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132.Grief and Loss Class Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss class the second Wednesday of every month at the Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 800/677-5428. YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club ReminderA reminder that the rift Shop at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is closed for the summer. Doors will re-open in September for your shopping pleasure. However, the club is still accepting donations. If youre cleaning out your closets, garage or storage room this summer, remember the rift Shop for your gently used items. If you must leave donations when no one is at the club, Please leave them on the front porch so theyll be out of the weather. ZumbaLooking for a fun way to get in your exercise? Look no further than your friendly Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club and join in the fun that is Zumba. e invigorating classes, open to the public, are held Tues. and urs. mornings at 9 a.m. and Mon. and Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. in air conditioned comfort all summer long. No fee just a donation to cover electric. For more information call 352/447-2057 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgYankeetown Town Meetings e Yankeetown Regular Board of Trustees meeting will be July 18 at 5:45 p.m. On July 16 there will be a Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m. with a Tentative Special Council meeting at 7 p.m. e Board of Trustees will meet on July 18 at 5:45 p.m. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/4472511Inglis Council Meeting July 10 e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on July 10 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. NOTE: the website at towno nglis.org is currently under construction.2nd Saturday WAR Summer Concert Series July 14Its toe tappin time in Yankeetown, so get your feet ready. e Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is where the tappin will happen. On July 14, Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc. will present the second of their 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series. ET Morris will start o the evening at 7 p.m. ET was born in Belle Glade and grew up in Hialeah with a passion for song writing. Entertaining and down to earth, with songs that range from inspirational and philosophical to downright hilarious, Morris is a crowd pleaser. Pamela Jo Hatley and Steel Olmstead will take the stage around 8 p.m. Both practicing attorneys, Pamela and Steele bring fans their own special brand of country and thoughtprovoking original songs as well as humor. Pamela, de nitely the leader, has been known to quip about her music and marriage partner, I play guitar, banjo, and ukulele. Steele sings and plays whatever I tell him to! An added treat will be ice cream. You cant have a summer party without ice cream! Make your own sundaes with all the toppings, old fashioned Root Beer oats and other assorted goodies will be for sale. Save the date and well see you Saturday, July 14, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club on 56th St. A ten dollar tax deductible donation and your tappin toes are all it takes to spend a great Saturday evening with family and friends. And its all for a good cause...to help WAR, Inc preserve and protect YOUR Nature Coast.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note con rming the Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 5 High 4:14 AM 3.5 6:39 AM Set 8:37 AM 98 5 Low 9:34 AM 1.4 8:35 PM Rise 10:06 PM 5 High 3:18 PM 4.5 5 Low 10:25 PM -0.2 F 6 High 4:48 AM 3.5 6:39 AM Set 9:40 AM 94 6 Low 10:19 AM 1.3 8:35 PM Rise 10:44 PM 6 High 4:04 PM 4.3 6 Low 11:01 PM 0.1 Sa 7 High 5:20 AM 3.6 6:39 AM Set 10:40 AM 87 7 Low 11:05 AM 1.2 8:35 PM Rise 11:20 PM 7 High 4:51 PM 4 7 Low 11:35 PM 0.4 Su 8 High 5:52 AM 3.6 6:40 AM Set 11:37 AM 80 8 Low 11:52 AM 1.2 8:35 PM Rise 11:53 PM 8 High 5:39 PM 3.7 M 9 Low 12:08 AM 0.8 6:40 AM Set 12:32 PM 71 9 High 6:25 AM 3.6 8:34 PM 9 Low 12:43 PM 1.2 9 High 6:33 PM 3.3 Tu 10 Low 12:43 AM 1.1 6:41 AM Rise 12:26 AM 61 10 High 7:02 AM 3.7 8:34 PM Set 1:26 PM 10 Low 1:40 PM 1.1 10 High 7:37 PM 3 W 11 Low 1:22 AM 1.5 6:41 AM Rise 1:00 AM 52 11 High 7:46 AM 3.7 8:34 PM Set 2:19 PM 11 Low 2:47 PM 1.1 11 High 8:55 PM 2.8 Suwannee River EntranceTh 5 High 4:20 AM 3.1 6:39 AM Set 8:38 AM 98 5 Low 9:52 AM 1.3 8:36 PM Rise 10:06 PM 5 High 3:24 PM 4 5 Low 10:43 PM -0.2 F 6 High 4:54 AM 3.1 6:39 AM Set 9:40 AM 94 6 Low 10:37 AM 1.2 8:36 PM Rise 10:45 PM 6 High 4:10 PM 3.8 6 Low 11:19 PM 0.1 Sa 7 High 5:26 AM 3.2 6:40 AM Set 10:40 AM 87 7 Low 11:23 AM 1.1 8:36 PM Rise 11:20 PM 7 High 4:57 PM 3.5 7 Low 11:53 PM 0.4 Su 8 High 5:58 AM 3.2 6:40 AM Set 11:37 AM 80 8 Low 12:10 PM 1.1 8:35 PM Rise 11:54 PM 8 High 5:45 PM 3.3 M 9 Low 12:26 AM 0.8 6:41 AM Set 12:33 PM 71 9 High 6:31 AM 3.2 8:35 PM 9 Low 1:01 PM 1.1 9 High 6:39 PM 2.9 Tu 10 Low 1:01 AM 1 6:41 AM Rise 12:27 AM 61 10 High 7:08 AM 3.3 8:35 PM Set 1:27 PM 10 Low 1:58 PM 1 10 High 7:43 PM 2.6 W 11 Low 1:40 AM 1.4 6:42 AM Rise 1:00 AM 52 11 High 7:52 AM 3.3 8:35 PM Set 2:20 PM 11 Low 3:05 PM 1 11 High 9:01 PM 2.5 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 5 High 4:21 AM 3.2 6:38 AM Set 8:37 AM 98 5 Low 10:29 AM 1.3 8:34 PM Rise 10:05 PM 5 High 3:25 PM 4.1 5 Low 11:20 PM -0.2 F 6 High 4:55 AM 3.2 6:38 AM Set 9:39 AM 94 6 Low 11:14 AM 1.2 8:33 PM Rise 10:43 PM 6 High 4:11 PM 3.9 6 Low 11:56 PM 0.1 Sa 7 High 5:27 AM 3.3 6:39 AM Set 10:39 AM 87 7 Low 12:00 PM 1.1 8:33 PM Rise 11:18 PM 7 High 4:58 PM 3.6 Su 8 Low 12:30 AM 0.4 6:39 AM Set 11:36 AM 80 8 High 5:59 AM 3.3 8:33 PM Rise 11:52 PM 8 Low 12:47 PM 1.1 8 High 5:46 PM 3.4 M 9 Low 1:03 AM 0.8 6:40 AM Set 12:31 PM 71 9 High 6:32 AM 3.3 8:33 PM 9 Low 1:38 PM 1.1 9 High 6:40 PM 3 Tu 10 Low 1:38 AM 1 6:40 AM Rise 12:25 AM 61 10 High 7:09 AM 3.4 8:33 PM Set 1:25 PM 10 Low 2:35 PM 1 10 High 7:44 PM 2.7 W 11 Low 2:17 AM 1.4 6:41 AM Rise 12:59 AM 52 11 High 7:53 AM 3.4 8:33 PM Set 2:18 PM 11 Low 3:42 PM 1 11 High 9:02 PM 2.5 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 0% 2% N/A % Steers under 600 lbs 46% 42% N/A % Heifers over 600 lbs 0% 1 %t N/A % Heifers under 600 lbs 29% 33% N/A % Feeder cows 5% 4% N/A % Slaughter cows 17% 13% N/A % Bulls 3% 5% N/A %Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 905-1055 983 87.50-93.50 90.41 965-1085 1037 97.00-101.50 98.68 HD 1225-1545 1366 88.00-93.50 90.5 1250-1545 1436 96.50-105.00 99.85 HD 1685-1895 1729 87.00-90.00 89.41 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 900-1195 1059 79.00-89.50 84.64 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1260-1350 1312 104.00-105.50 104.72 1575-1735 1665 108.00-110.00 109.37 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 255-290 269 230.00-245.00 240.02 305-345 328 210.00-220.00 214.49 360-390 381 190.00-197.50 193.77 410-435 419 156.00-170.00 166.03 460-490 474 146.00-165.00 151.09 505-535 522 138.00-142.00 139.3 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-245 231 210.00-225.00 219.98 260-285 277 214.00-225.00 218.31 305-345 325 195.00-210.00 200.25 355-395 375 160.00-170.00 167.79 405-435 423 140.00-150.00 144.96 465-480 474 135.00-142.00 139.79 520-540 528 130.00-135.00 132.95 560-590 577 127.00-135.00 131.72 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-235 222 180.00-190.00 184.23 260-285 270 175.00-180.00 177.02 365-385 372 156.00-170.00 161.17 410-440 425 148.00-160.00 152.57 460-480 470 144.00-150.00 147.06 510-540 528 135.00-142.00 139.14 565-580 568 134.00-140.00 135.23 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-230 216 180.00-190.00 185.12 320-340 327 148.00-154.00 151.39 365-385 376 140.00-151.00 147.04 410-430 423 135.00-140.00 138.39 455-490 473 135.00-139.00 137.07 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 985-1085 1018 99.00-120.00 113.5Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Jun 29, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market NewsAt the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 9 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 4,807 compared to 5,414 last week, and 6,880 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 higher, bulls 3.00 to 5.00 higher, feeder steers 4.00 to 6.00 lower, heifers 6.00 to 8.00 lower, replacement cows poorly tested.continued on page 3B Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 ***This report will not be issued next week due to the markets being closed in observance of the July 4th Holiday. ***
The Levy County Journal 3BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.WILLISTONWilliston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352-342-7525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Williston City Council Meeting July 17 e Williston City Council meets at City Hall on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of each month and again in two weeks on Tuesday after the rst one at 7 p.m. in the Williston City Council Room. e next Council meeting is July 17 at City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. LC Prevention Coalitions One Year Anniversary & Ribbon Cutting July 12You are invited to a Ribbon Cutting event for the Levy County Prevention Coalition on July 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Williston Elementary School, 901 S. Main Street in Williston. e Levy County Prevention Coalition is celebrating its one year anniversary with a ceremonial ribbon cutting with assistance from the Williston Chamber of Commerce. e Coalitions mission is to create a healthier family-Around the Nature Coast Summertime Is the Time to Give Blood e next time you climb into your car in the afternoon and the seats and the steering wheel are just slightly cooler than a fully- red charcoal grill, think of it as a reminder that its a good time to donate blood. Summer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If its been a while since you donated, theres no better time than now. In about the time it would take to shop for groceries for a week or knock out a crossword puzzle a blood donor can save a life. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. Donors get cookies and a cool T-shirt. Roll up your sleeve this summer. LifeSouth really needs your help.Horseshoe Beach Fireworks Show July 6It was said that Horseshoes reworks show was one of the best around last year and we are getting ready now for the 2012 show. Vendors can set up free so get your plans together and call Dennis Buckley for information and reservations at 352/489-5986. Horseshoe Beachs 2nd Annual Community Fireworks Show will be held on Friday July 6 with lots of family fun, fresh seafood, great BBQ, food vendors and much more. It will be held at Fireworks Island, just across the road from the Horseshoe Beach Cafe. Come out and come early to get a good spot to make a day of it. Show is managed by Dennis Buckley, Day Cherry, John Cherry and Panama Paul.USDA Commodity Distribution for Levy CountyInglis, July 10, Community Center 1 2:00 p.m. Williston, July 19, Masonic Lodge 1 2:00 p.m. Chie and, July 14, Methodist Church, 707 Main St, 9:30 10:30 a.m. Bronson, July 24, Town Hall, 650 Oak St. 1 2:00 p.m. Otter Creek, July 25, Town Hall 2:30 3:00 p.m. USDA is available to all eligible recipients. ere will be certi cation available to those who have not registered. If you have any questions please call 352/336-0839.SRWMD Governing Board Meeting July 10On Tues., July 10, 2012, the Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Florida Gateway College, Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center, 149 SE College Place, Bldg. 200, Lake City, FL 32025. e meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate and other various matters. A workshop will be held immediately following the meeting. On Mon., July 30, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., a Tentative Intermediate Governing Board Meeting will be held at District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida. Public should check the District website or contact the District to con rm that the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled. All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public.Levy County BoCC budget Workshop July 12 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Budget Workshop on urs. July 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room in the courthouse in Bronson, Florida.Nature Coast Business Dev. Council Meeting July 12 e Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting 9:00 a.m. urs. July 12, 2012 at Workforce Connections Levy Resource Center, 109 NW 3rd Ave., Chie and. e board will discuss the continuing e orts to streamline the process of handling business inquiries, permitting and other related tasks. e Executive Director will also provide an economic impact of Tropical Storm Debby. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can contact the Executive Director to be placed on the agenda. (352) 4936797 or email email@example.comSVP Summer Youth Production Starting July 13Suwannee Valley Players announce the opening of the Summer Youth Production of C.S. Lewis classic e Lion, e Witch, and the Wardrobe adapted for the stage by Donn Quinn. is production brings to life on stage the tale of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who in a summer visit to the country nd themselves in a battle of good verses evil in the fantasy world of Narnia. e players would like to encourage everyone to save the date of July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, or 22 to be sure you dont miss this classic brought to you by the youth of the tri-county area. Advance tickets are now on sale and are available from Curves of Chie and. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission; $8 Seniors, Military personnel, and students; $5 children under 12. is production is produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Co.SVP Auditions for Fall Performance of Cry of the Banshee July 14 Suwannee Valley Players will hold auditions for their fall production of Cry of the Banshee on July 14 at 10 a.m. and July 17 at 7 p.m.; all auditions are held at the Chief eater. is will be a cold read for the directors. Cry of the Banshee is a spine-tingler adapted from the classic Poe lm story that starred Vincent Price and Elizabeth Bergner. In 16th century Ireland, a cruel Lord Edward Whitman seeks to destroy the banshee cult of a powerful witch, but she puts a curse on his family. In addition to actors and actresses, there is always a need for backstage help, set designers and builders, lights and house. If you have ever thought you might be interested in getting involved with the theater, we invite you to attend one of the auditions and volunteer your services. For more information about the Players and the theater, visit our website at www. svplayers.com .Levy County Republicans Monthly Meeting July 16 e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Monday at Bronson Restaurant. Come join us starting with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by our meeting at 7 p.m. Come hear the current Republican leaders and candidates tell their stories, issues, solutions and more. Find us on Facebook and our website www.levyrepublicans. com for activities, contact info and so much more. Levy County BoCC July 17 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. July 17 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting July 18 e next meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be July 18 at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council o ces at 1241 SW 10 Street in Ocala, FL 34471 at 10:30 a.m. the Training Sub-Committee will be meeting prior to the LEPC regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. LEPC Chair David Cooper, Dan Hickey and Michael Arnold will provide details of the April and July SERC Training Task Force and SERC quarterly meetings at this meeting. For more information: 352/732-1315Workforce Connection Job Fair Rescheduled for July 19Workforce Connections Job Fair which was postponed due to the threat of Tropical Storm Debby has been rescheduled for ursday, July 19. e job fair is open at no charge to anyone looking for work in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. It will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center, 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. Employers interested in taking part in the Job Fair must post open job orders with Workforce Connection through the Employ Florida Marketplace. ere is no charge to participate but space is limited and will be available to employers on a rst-come, rst-served basis by calling 352873-7939, ext. 1141. A computer kiosk with Workforce Connection sta will be available for job seekers to apply for jobs and register with Employ Florida, the states premier online job bank. Job seekers are encouraged to show up early and bring printed copies of their resume to hand to prospective employers. A professional dress policy will be strictly enforced: anyone wearing ip ops, t-shirts, shorts, torn or ripped jeans or other inappropriate attire will not be admitted. Participants should also come prepared with a one-to-two minute introduction or elevator speech highlighting work experience, training and abilities. Job Fair preparation tips can be found at Workforce Connections Job Candidates page at www.clmworkforce.com/careerSeekers.asp More information about the Job Fair can also be found at the Calendar of Events at www.clmworkforce.com or by calling 800-434-JOBS and speaking with a Workforce Representative. For updates and job fair preparation tips, as well as information about upcoming job-seeker programs, follow Workforce Connection on Twitter @WorkforceCLM.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, Low Income Programs 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: Levy County Williston Public Library Wed, July 11; 10:00 a.m.-Noon SITE DATE CHANGE Chie and Senior Ctr. Wed, July 18; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Gilchrist County Fourth Wed./month: (Trenton) Gilchrist County Public Library from 10 a.m. to Noon. Dixie County Fourth Wed./month: (Cross City) Dixie County Public Library from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Suwannee River Basin CARES Award Event Rescheduled to July 24Due to the e ects of Tropical Storm Debby, Florida Farm Bureau and its partners had to postpone the Suwannee River Basin CARES awards dinner originally scheduled for June 28. Flooding and other weather-related problems persuaded organizers to change the date of the event for the safety of all participants. e dinner will now be held on July 24 at the same location (UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center Suwannee Valley Live Oak), beginning at 6 p.m. Area farmers and ranchers who have implemented superior natural resource management systems on their properties will be honored for their accomplishments. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the dinner.Sharky & Shelley Roberts Poler Run Fundraiser Sept. 1In memoriam of the tragic and fatal accident that took Sharky and Shelly Roberts there will be a fundraiser Poker Run on Sat. Sept. 1 to continue helping the children they left behind. e Run Ticket cost includes food or as an additional donation. Ra e tickets will be for sale. Music will be provided by Firecreek starting at 7 p.m. Registration begins at AmVets Post 444 at 9:30 a.m. with KSU at 10:30, 13751 NE 52 Place, Williston. Stops will include: AmVets Post 88, Bronson; AmVets Post 422, Chie and; AmVets Post 447, Inglis; Willards; Sunray Saloon; and return to Amvets 444. For more info: call Jack Mills 352/558-4440, Vickie Maloney 352/339-3398 or visit the website at: www. sharkyandshelleyrobertspokerrun.com Community Calendar continued from page 2B continued on page 5B focused community by reducing substance abuse and promoting mental health. While the Coalition primarily focuses on the prevention of substance abuse among youth, the Coalition hopes to add programs in the future that focus on the family. Although the Coalition has existed for almost 8 years, funding was not available to sta the Coalition until July of 2011. In July of 2011, the Coalition hired sta to help push forward with its mission to create a healthier Levy County. Currently, the Coalition is run by Jonathan Lewis, who acts as the Chief Operations O cer and Darlene Hopping, Administrative Assistant. Current Board Members include Robert Wells, Jennifer Munden, Crystal Seley, Annie Battles, Chief Dennis Strow and Je Edison. Porter Hampton Smith Reunion e Porter Hampton Smith reunion will be Saturday, July 14th at Otter Springs in Gilchrist County. e Lodge has been reserved so well have air conditioning and lots of parking is available. Lunch will be at 12 noon. Please bring a picnic lunch to share. Paper goods, ice, and tea will be supplied. Hope to see you there. For more information, call Myrtice at 352493-2292 or email phsmithreunion@ gmail.com. Porter Hampton Smith (1867 1932) with wife, Josephine Smith (18691905) had Charles C. Smith (18911987), Eula Smith Gamelin Langford (1893-1979), Leslie Smith Sache (1896-1969) and Howard Smith (1898 1975). With wife, Pearl Bailey, he had the following children: Josephine Smith Langford (1908-1967, Gladys Smith Beach (1910-1987)), Edna Smith Woods (1911 1993), Leroy Smith (1914 1978), Doris Smith Carlisle Bonnell (1919-1992) and Ralph Hampton Smith (1926-1982).
The Levy County Journal4BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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. Just drop on by with your news or email to firstname.lastname@example.org JOAN WEBB PRYORAugust 26, 1931 June 28, 2012 Joan Webb Pryorpassed away on ursday, June 28, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of 80. Joan was born on August 26, 1931 in Jacksonville to John Webb and Odessa Lancaster Webb. She moved to Old Town in 1998 from Dade City. She was a member of the Old Town Church of Christ and the President of the Florida Federation Garden Club since 1962. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Bob Pryor and her son, Drew Pryor. She is survived by two daughters, Jane (Johnny) Rouse of Orlando and Sue Kerslake of Old Town; a sister, Diana (D. Ray) Harrison of Trenton; six grandchildren: Roxanne Berg, Emily Rouse, Johanna Rouse, David Pryor, Gwen Pryor and Rachel Pryor and eight great-grandchildren: Shawn Berg, Joshua Berg, Kaitlyn Berg, Jackson Berg, Annabell Pryor, Ryan Kerslake, Liam Kerslake and Justin Fields. Graveside Services were held on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Old McCrabb Cemetery with Brother Steve Beach o ciating. Visitation was held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, Fla. (352) 463-8888. Online condolences may be sent through our website at www. watsonfhtrenton.comDANIEL OSCAR BERBERETTE SROctober 17, 1928 June 29, 2012 Mr Daniel Oscar Berberette, Sr. of Old Town, Florida passed away ursday, June 28, 2012 at Shands of UF at the age of 83. Mr. Berberette was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi on October 17, 1928 to Marvin and Reba Berberette and moved to Old Town from Trilby, Florida in 1995. He was the manager of Feltons Food Mart in Plant City for over 20 years. He loved cooking and grilling, shing and watching football, being a Buccaneer and Gator fan. He was a member of McCalls Chapel. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Minnie Berberette of Old Town; son, Daniel (Siri) Berberette, Jr. of Lakeland; daughter, Kathy (John) Denton of Dunlap, Tennessee; brothers, Robert Berberette of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, Jimmy Berberette of Gulfport, Mississippe and Billy Berberette of Roanoke, Virginia; sister, Peggy Purvis of Oil City, Mississippe; ve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral and interment services were held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at McCalls Chapel Methodist Church. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. 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 ObituariesMatters of Life and Death Belong to the Lord Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming Little Daisy was a op eared chocolate lab who never quite grew into her paws. She was my girl, just a big goofy puppy really; a ectionate, innocent, and so eager to learn. She just wiggled with such joy that loving her came natural. E ortlessly she placed her trust in me, though I couldnt understand why. Honestly, up until I got Daisy Id never treated animals very good. Id vowed this time would be di erent. After all, my wife and I would be planning a family soon and I so deeply longed to become a better man. I intended to take this opportunity to prepare myself to be a good dad. ats why I was just so devastated the day 6 months later when I buried Daisy beside the 61 hwy. I had come down from the city to spend some time at my grandparents house. Little Daisy was almost grown now and she was enjoying the farm almost as much as I was enjoying the vittles. She quickly took up with my grandpas hound and they ran like there was no tomorrow. Daisy was really stretching out those gangly legs for the rst time. She danced about like shed reached the Promised Land; dropping that Frisbee at my feet time after time. She was so excited I could hardly get her to work with the real training dummy. But hey, I was growing up too, and wisely decided now was not the time to sweat her about it. Before hitting the sack that night I made sure to pen Daisy up proper. My grandpa had lost many dogs on that fast moving highway. I didnt intend for that to happen. ats why I was so surprised the next morning when he woke me up at the crack of dawn with the news. My heart raced, I slipped on my clothes and ran to her pen. Sure enough it was empty. A hole had been burrowed through the wire. Papa pointed towards the highway. Looking out, I saw what I feared was her form about fty yards down, heaped up out in the middle of the road. I wanted to run to her, but on the same hand, I didnt want it to be her. It was a long walk, cars streaming by honking at me and swerving to miss her. What I came upon out there is hardly tting to speak about, and surely not how I want to remember little Daisy. is can be such a brutal world. Papa brought me a shovel and I buried her just o the highway near the railroad tracks. He went back to the house, and for that I am glad, because I didnt take it well. I didnt take it well at all. I didnt want anyone to see me this way, and I wanted some space to grieve as I dug her grave. Maybe youre saying, Its just a dog. You are right. But as I looked at what used to be my innocent trusting little Daisy lying there, I couldnt help but feel like Id failed her. I just broke down, and I am struggling not to do so even now as I write this. But anywayOdds are, there are many of you out there experiencing grief or regret that ventures well out beyond my realm of understanding. I realize most times a strangers sentiments can sound puny in the face of such pain, nonetheless, I hope you will allow me to humbly share with you a phrase I got in a dream the other night. Matters of life and death belong to the Lord. I woke up the next morning repeating it, and great peace came over me. As I meditated on the enormity of that thought, it became so clear that our total dependence must be on the Lord Jesus, at least if we are to get out of this life with any shred of sanity. We must put our complete trust in the Author of our faith, and be still and know He alone can bring us to the nish. We may never understand all the reasons why, but we can trust in the One who does. (And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV) Truly, the only way to get through the valley of all this fallen world dishes out is to know, ou art with me. Jesus loves you. I reckon He and the Father know more than their fair share about su ering. If you are struggling with a heavy load, why dont you begin the process of transferring that tremendous weight over unto some shoulders that can bear it. Jesus said(Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 KJV) May the God of all comfort be with you. -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she email@example.com. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand Church CalendarFish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church July 13 e Fish Dinne r, fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday July 13, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. July 18, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A. Bronson UMC FREE Movie Night July 14FREE MOVIE NIGHT e Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to a free movie on Sat., July 14 at 6:00 p.m.. e feature will be Brother White, a heartfelt, familyfriendly comedy. An associate pastor longs to have his own church and jumps at the opportunity to go to a small church in Atlanta. At rst there are some problems, but they learn to trust each other and pull together to save the church from foreclosure. A special musical concert with BeBe Winans saves the day. Please come and enjoy the movie, popcorn and soft drinks. All are welcome and there is no charge. We are located at 235 S. Court Street, Bronson. If you have questions, please call 352-486-2281 or 352-486-4094. VBS at Morriston Baptist is Cleared for TakeOff July 15Kids (and adults) of all ages are invited to Vacation Bible School at Morriston Baptist beginning Sun., July 15. Each night, Sun. through Wed., the fun begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m. urs. evening will be Family Night which gives the kids a chance to show o what they learned during the week. is is the best ticket around for free summer fun, said Pastor Keith Stewart. rough the wonderful gift of our imagination we will y to some of the worlds most marvelous natural wonders. We will also study Bible stories to learn about Gods amazing power. Amazing Wonders Aviation is this years theme and will include Bible Study at Victoria Falls, missions under the Northern Lights, music at the Matterhorn, crafts at the Great Barrier Reef, recreation at the Grand Canyon and snacks at Paricutin Volcano. Morriston Baptist Church is located one-half mile east of the Morriston Post O ce on CR 326/323. For more information, call 352/528-4080 or visit www. morristonbaptist.org.continued on page 5B Recorded MarriagesJune 25, 2012William Stuart Neely Jr., 9/21/66, to Darissa Lynn Buss, 7/27/80, both of Dunnellon. James Keith Gibson, 7/26/53, to Ellen Co ey Mathis, 7/10/61, both of Lawrenceville, Ga.June 27, 2012Walter Greg Fussell, 8/2/59, to Karen Jean Fussell, 5/8/62, both of Chie and.
The Levy County Journal 5BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Obituaries continued from page 4B Community Calendar continued from page 3B Currently, the Coalition and its partners provide approximately $170,000 per year to fund programs such as Too Good for Drugs, Project Success and the All Stars Program. e Coalition has plans to add an additional $150,000 of funding this year, for a total of $320,000 annually to support prevention programs throughout the county. If you would like to learn more about the Coalition, become a member or volunteer your services, please visit their website at www.levyprevention.com or call 352/301-7727.AARP Chapter 92 Political Forum July 14AARP Chapter 912 is sponsoring a Political Forum for Levy County-wide candidates on Sat., 7/14/12, in the Williston Community Center located in Williston City Hall building. Voter registration will be available on site.OCALAOcala Civic Theater Auditions July 16, 17Open auditions for Ocala Civic eatres production of e Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will be held on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. both nights. Auditions are open to all actors ages 16 and older. Newcomers and veterans are welcome to audition. Actors should prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song and bring their sheet music, tape, or CD. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions, please. Dress comfortably (in closedtoe shoes only) and be prepared to dance. Cold readings may be required for some roles. is production requires a large cast of men and women, with many speaking roles. Actors ages 16 to 70, of all ethnic backgrounds, are encouraged to audition. e show has several featured dance numbers, for which both male and female dancers are needed. e show also includes nondancing roles. For additional information call Mary Britt at (352) 2362851, ext. 104 ere also are a number of speaking, singing, and/or dancing roles. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, July 23 and will run Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Please bring to auditions a detailed list of times you will not be available to rehearse. If you are not able to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the eatre to make a separate appointment. e show will run from September 6-30, 2012, with 21 scheduled performances. For more information, call the box o ce at 236-2274 or go to the Ocala Civic eatre website, www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Copies of the script are available at the eatre and may be checked out with a $10 refundable deposit. e Ocala Civic eatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. CITRUS COUNTYTwisted Oaks Golf Club First Annual Poker Run Rescheduled for July 8 e First Annual Twisted Oaks Golf Club Poker Run to bene t Hospice of Citrus County, originally scheduled for Sunday, June 24, and interrupted by Debby, has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 8. e Run will begin and registration will commence at 9:30 a.m. at Twisted Oaks Golf Club located at 4801 N Forest Ridge Blvd., Beverly Hills. e last bike (vehicle) out will be 11:00 a.m. All vehicles are welcome and the best poker hand will win the event. ere is a $10 entry fee per rider. Entry includes poker hand & BBQ meal at the end of the run. ere will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Stop 1 is Bogarts Smoke Shop Dunnellon, Stop 2 is AmVets Post 447 Inglis, Stop 3 is Fat Daddys Roadhouse BBQ Crystal River, Stop 4 is VFW Post 10087 Beverly Hills and the Run will end at Stop 5 Twisted Oaks Golf Club. For additional information, contact Linda Greene at 352/746-6882. Twisted Oaks Golf Club is the jewel of Citrus County, Florida. Visit Twisted Oaks on the web at www. twistedoaksgc.com.CHIEFLANDChie and Chamber NewsOur members lunch meetings are set for the 4th Fridays, June through October. No September lunch meeting. Weve set a nal 2012 meeting for the 3rd Friday, November 16. Board of Director elections are in October when members will elect 3 new Directors. If you might like to serve on the Board of Directors call Moe or any current Board member. Contact information can be found at www.chie andchamber. com click on about us then on board of directors. Chamber o ce is 352-493-1849 Scarecrow City will set up again in Trailhead Park this Autumn. Advertise in a fun way and show community spirit at the same time. e year will again be capped with the Christmas Festival and Parade, which gets bigger and better every year. ats Saturday, December 1st this year, and there is literally a way for every individual and organization to participate so plan to put your jolly on.Chie and Chamber Business of the Year Awards Banquet Tues., September 11, 2012Time for Business of the Year Nominations For over twenty years, we have observed Industry Appreciation by honoring an exemplary local company as Business of the Year. e Business of the year awards are intended to recognize Businesses that stand out for notable achievements and community contributions. e annual award celebrates entrepreneurial spirit, volunteerism, innovation and leadership all characteristics that make Florida a great place to do business and a wonderful place to live. Other considerations may include: Serves the Chie and area; Active business for at least one year and currently in operation; Runs a clean business; Appreciates employees; Community involvement and Job creation. e Chie and Chamber of Commerce is urging the public to come forward with suggestions of nominees for the Business of the year. If you have noticed or experienced something extraordinary in your business dealings with any local business please consider making a nomination. You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to submit a Nomination for the Business of the Year. You can contact the Chamber o ce for a nomination form via phone at 352-493-1849 or email your request to: chie andchamber@ bellsouth.net Chie and City Council Meeting on July 9 e Chie and City Council meets at City Hall on Mondays with the next meeting being July 9 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Upcoming: Chie and Planning Board to meet July 12 at 6:30 p.m. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Political Rally & Cake Auction at VFW Post 5625 July 20VFW Post 5625 and their Ladies Auxiliary cordially invite you to prticipate in a Political Rally at our post home on Fri. July 20 at the post home at 1104 South Main St. (US 19 South) in Chie and. Each candidate will be allowed 3 minutes to speak. We will commence with the National and State candidates and conclude with local candidates. Dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Country Fried Steak w/sides for a donation. At 7 p.m. will be the Political Forum moderated by the Democratic and Republican Committee. Immediately following the presentations by the Candidates, the Ladies Auxiliary will hold a cake auction to bene t local veterans projects. e Auctioneer will be Levy County Commissioner, Chad Johnson. Banana Cream Pie & Lemon Meringue Pie Karen DeVette; Sour Cream Pound Cake Sharon Bolton; Cherry Crown Cake & German Chocolate Cake Linda Hingson; Carrot Cake Betsey Barber; Chocolate Mint Cake Roz Boudreau; Coconut Cake Dorothy ompson; Boston Cream Cake Sue Artwich. Please contact Linda Hingson at; 352/493-1847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to RSVP. e Public is invited to all eventsSuwannee Valley Players Second Golden Gravel Awards Night July 28 e Suwannee Valley Players recently announced July 28, 2012 for their 2nd Golden Gravel Awards night. is gala event was established as a way to celebrate the completion of another year of quality live performances for the tri-county area. e public is invited to share in the celebration with dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. on July 28th. Tickets are $10 and will be going on sale the week of June 22 and available at our box o ce and our community ticket outlet, Curves of Chie and. Save the date so you can join in the fun and festivities as SVP celebrates the completion of their 29th season.CHARLEY LEONARD KILMONDecember 19, 1930 June 29, 2012 Charley Leonard Kilmon of Williston passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at his home at the age of 81. He was born on December 19, 1930 to George and Sophia Kilmon in Virginia. He moved to this area in 1991 coming from Conway, South Carolina. He worked as a Tug Boat Chief Engineer in the Merchant Marines and in his spare time he enjoyed shing and gardening. Mr. Kilmon leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Rosemarie; his sons, Lenny and Scott; his daughters Tracey, Mary Jane and Coralea; his sister, Margaret Self; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Williston, Fl. On line condolences can be left at www. knau funeralhomes.com JACOB HENRY BOLDENBolden, Jacob Henry Jake Bolden of Old Town passed away on June 30, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in Chie and, Florida at the age of 88. Mr. Bolden was a retired auto worker who enjoyed shing, watching baseball, especially the Cardinals. He was a member of the Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town, Florida. He served his country well during WWII in the US Army. He was married in 1944 to Opal Compton Bolden of Old Town. Mr. Bolden is survived by his wife of 68 years Opal Bolden of Old Town; two sons, Jacob Larry Bolden of Old Town and James (Serena) Bolden of Pevely, Missouri; a daughter, Pat (Rick) Stevenson of Old Town; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at HiersBaxley Funeral Services Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Lindsey o ciating. Visitation was prior to the services. Burial was at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of owers, family would like expressions of sympathy to be sent to Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town, Florida. Online condolences can be made at our website, www.hiers-baxley.com Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-1301 N. Young Blvd. Chie and, Florida (352) 493-0050. WILLIAM EDGAR HOOPERMr William Edgar Hooper passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home in Old Town at the age of 65. Born in Gordo, Alabama, Mr. Hooper moved to Old Town 47 years ago. He was a stumper most of his life but also worked for Georgia Paci c for a time. He enjoyed hunting, shing, camping and spending time at Shirred Island. He was a member of the Old Town Church of God. Mr. Hooper was preceded in death by father, William Cli ord Hooper; granddaughter, Shannon Marie Cordery; great-grandson, Tilden Wayne Cordery; and sister, Cynthia McCarty. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Jackie Lord Hooper; daughters, Janet (David) Osteen of Old Town and Toleda (James) Allen of Old Town; mother, Evelyn Pate Hooper of Coaling, Alabama; grandchildren: William Jackson Hooper, Dennis Wayne Cordery and Heather Osteen, all of Old Town, Bobbie (Doc) Rand of Enterprise, Alabama, David (Kayla) Osteen of Albany, Georgia, Wayne Allen, Daniel Allen and Jacob Osteen, all of Old Town; sister, Sue (Junior) Clark of Coaling, Alabama; greagrandchildren: Rosemary Cordery, Chelsea Cordery, Bobby Cordery, Carson Cordery, Brennan Cordery, Callie Adams, John David Adams, Bradden Osteen, Preston Rand; and long time friend Curtis Harry. A visitation was held Tuesday evening, July 3, 2012 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Duane Bowdoin and Rev. Duane Kight o ciating. Interment followed at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. PUBLIC NOTICE The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service (FFS) and the Goethe State Forest (GSF) Management Plan Advisory Group announce two public meetings and a public hearing to which all persons are invited. DATE & TIME: Public Meeting GSF Management Plan Advisory Group Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm PLACE: Levy County School Board Meeting Room 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, FL 32621 PURPOSE: To allow the GSF Management Plan Advisory Group to prepare for a public hearing later in the evening which will provide recommendations to the FFS to help in preparation of a ten-year management plan for the GSF. DATE & TIME: Public Hearing GSF Management Plan Advisory Group Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm. PLACE: Levy County School Board Meeting Room 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, FL 32621 AGENDA: -Call to Order -Introductions and Remarks -Summary of Working Draft of Ten-Year Goethe Management Plan -Public Comments -Summation and Adjournment PURPOSE: To solicit comments on the future management of the GSF. Comments may be presented orally or in writing at the hearing. Written comments may also be submitted to FFSs GSF at 9910 SE County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431 to the attention of Bobby Cahal and should be mailed so as to arrive at the of ce by the date of the public hearing. DATE & TIME: Public Meeting GSF Management Plan Advisory Group Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm PLACE: FFS GSF Of ce 9910 SE County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431 PURPOSE: To allow the GSF Management Plan Advisory Group to review comments from the public hearing earlier in the evening and provide recommendations to the FFS to help in preparation of a ten-year management plan for the GSF. Electronic copies of a working draft of the plan and the management prospectus are available by contacting the GSF at 9910 SE County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL 34431, online at http://www. oridaforestservice.com/calendar/public_notices.html or contacting Bobby Cahal at (352) 465-8568. Special accommodations for persons with a disabling condition should be requested in writing to the FFSs GSF of ce at the above listed address at least 48 hours in advance of these proceedings. You are hereby noti ed in accordance with Chapter 286.0105, Florida Statutes, should you decide to appeal any decision made as a result of, or take exception to any ndings of fact with respect to any matter considered at the hearing and meeting referred to above, you may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. Such record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pub.: July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 2012.
The Levy County Journal6BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923BOCC MINUTES JUNE 5, 2012 JOINT WORKSHOP BOCC/NCBDC CF LEVY CENTERWorkshop commences 2:06 p.m. Introductions: Nature Coast Business Development Council (NCBDC) Chairman Doug King welcomed everybody to the workshop, saying competition for attracting businesses is getting keen and the county needs to stay competitive. King mentioned the May NCBDC regular board meeting, when County Coordinator Fred Moody and County Commission Chairman Danny Stevens were Invited. e meeting's intent was to determine the BOCC's expectations of the NCBDC, and discuss the desire for a workshop to formulate a strategic plan and a team dedicated to economic development. King said limited resources makes it tough for Levy County to compete with other counties for new business, but certain things need to be in place. Marilyn Kern-Ladner, NCBDC board member and facilitator for the workshop, Introduced herself and then asked for introductions from those gathered at the table for discussions. Present were Skipper Henderson, NCBDC and Enterprise Zone Development Agency (EZDA) board member; Dave Pieklik, Executive Director of the NCBDC and EZDA; Chad Johnson, County Commissioner District 2; Walt McJordan, NCBDC board member; Carol McQueen, NCBDC and EZDA board member and Executive Director of the Levy County Visitors Bureau; Rob Corbitt, Development Department Director; Danny Stevens, County Commission District 5 and BOCC chairman; Jason Kennedy, Bronson Town Council; Mike Joyner, County Commission District 1; Ryan Bell, County Commission District 4; Fred Moody, County Coordinator; Doug King, NCBDC chairman; Shenley Neely, Levy County Planning Director; Marsha Drew, County Commission District 2; and Marilyn Kern-Ladner, NCBDC board member. Ladner stated the intent of the meeting was because the discussion hasn't happened in some time, and to get everyone on the same page concerning economic development. She said there were two objectives: establish expectations and responsibilities for economic development In the county, and create a team to develop a strategic plan toward this development. She said there was a lot of history sitting around the table and wanted those gathered to share their thoughts. King began by saying 20 years ago, Levy couldn't compete with Alachua, Marion and other counties. e focus had been on tourism, and at one point, the commission tried but failed to pass a bed tax, which he blamed on not educating the public properly. en the Tourist Development Council was formed, he said, and the bed tax passed the second time because residents were better informed. He had Carol McQueen brie y discuss the TOC, which brings in $150,000 a year, and events like the Tour de Melon and Watermelon Festival. McQueen stated out of the 120 preregistrants for the Tour de Melon bike ride, only two were local. King said what the NCBDC is running into is not having enough incentives to o er prospective businesses, and not getting requested info back in a timely manner. He said there needs to be a team ready to give prospective business what they need quickly. He said economic development needs to be looked at as a business where things are done a certain way, and continued that the commission needs to tell the NCBDC its wants and needs and how to get it done. Information needs to come quick and be thorough. Chairman Stevens said when a person comes to the county and wants to know what we can o er, Pieklik cant disclose everything to others because of con dentiality reasons. An o er would have to be modeled around the information that is provided for a proposal. Chairman Stevens continued by saying Team Levy is an idea for the team approach, and when Pieklik comes to them with a proposal, everyone will then chomp at the bit to help. King said the team can create a ow in the process and ow fast while still maintaining rules and ordinances. Stevens said Rob Corbitt and Shenley Neely can give immediate answers and help with that ow. Commissioner Bell said the county is underfunded to have a team go out of the area and grab businesses, which works against the ow. He said because of the diversity of the county, the demands for a new business can be just as diverse, but that we need to keep up with other counties. Fred Moody added the question is how and where to market development. Ladner said if you try to go after everybody with a shotgun approach, youre not going to hit your target. Instead, if certain industries are targeted for the county and we go after those targeted industries which the state has extra incentives for that would be more e ective. Commissioner Drew stated existing businesses are just as crucial to development, and the question is what can we do to help them? Walt McJordan said what was done wrong was the conversation wasnt done sooner, and continued that funding for the ideas discussed was going to be tough and that were going to run into walls. He said there simply isnt available funding, and that we have to be realistic and tailor incentives to targeted businesses. Pieklik said many other municipalities, boards, economic developers and others are having the same conversation about funding shortages. However, he said we shouldnt say there isnt any funding, but instead look at reallocating funds, taking vacant property o the books and other options. Just because we go with option B doesnt mean we still wont achieve the same goal. He said the main issue is deciding our identity, what our niche is, and going from there; do we want to be another New Port Richey or Clermont? He said he didnt want to speak for everyone in the room, but he didnt think so. Jason Kennedy said that he and Pieklik had the same conversation about identity when Bronson recently formed its Industrial park planning committee. He said you have to ID strengths and weaknesses and go after that vision, and that there is a market out there because of cheap land and lower taxes. Kennedy continued that incentives can be scheduled according to targeted industry, and that we need to jump on proposals quick. Chairman Stevens mentioned that years ago, citizens turned down tax abatement as a potential business incentive, and inquired if it should be brought up again. Ladner agreed it might be feasible. Kennedy said we have to decide if we want to go after viable businesses or pipe dreams. Ladner said that with a strategic plan, incentives can be tailored to what we want. Pieklik added that like a lot of things, incentives are about perception, and that one persons idea of incentives might be handing them money saying do with it what you will, and someone else might think having a shuttle service taking you from point A to point B is an incentive. King said once the county lands that 20 job business, others will follow and it gets the bait rolling. He said education in critical if talking about tax abatement; McQueen said the countys past legislation can be controlled to go after whatever business it wants, and that it brought in Monterey Boats, Shadow Trailers and others. Skipper Henderson said in the past, to market economic development, the NCBDC has used publications like Florida Trend, its web site, and help in Tallahassee. He said the county has invested a lot of money in economic development in the last 20 years, and hes not sure if theyre completely satis ed with that investment. He said the NCBDCs budget is less than it was then. He said he doesnt want much to change with the countys way of life, but children are leaving after graduating and they need the right job where they dont have to commute 20-30 minutes. He mentioned targeting agriculture where you have Williston Peanut, and you turn the peanut into oil or peanut butter, or corn into oil. He said huge industries are not needed but the county can go after smaller businesses and place them where theyre needed, including the Enterprise Zone. Commissioner Bell said he thought the EZ program was too restrictive, talking personally about relocating his business within the zone but it almost not being worth the time to ll out paperwork because he wouldnt get much if anything back. Pieklik responded that he and others are aware the program isnt running as e ective as it could be, and that its like a nice shiny sports car that maybe with a tune-up or polish, can get better. He talked speci cally of the equipment purchase credit and its threshold of $5,000 per unit, saying unless youre a hospital or medical imaging o ce buying an MRI or CT machine, that its too high. He said work is ongoing to reduce the amount, among other things. Moody said development needs to zero in on zones such as the Williston Municipal Airport where there is developable land and incentives -including through the EZ program -and go after related industry. Ladner said the consensus seems to be to support local business rst and go after smaller businesses. Pieklik stated that at a recent Department of Economic Opportunity forum, the majority of attendees agreed taking care of existing business before attracting outside industry is critical. He said it would be more e ective creating a thriving business and spurring o shoots with shared industry rst before attracting an outside business. Commissioner Johnson said the biggest objective is determining what the collective vision of Levy County is, and that tax abatement and other incentives are just tactics. He said tourism is a way of getting people here but they dont stay, and that tourism has a budget. He said the challenge is bringing in industry without impacting the balance of the rural and quiet quality of life. Johnson then asked if a SWOT analysis of the county had been done by the NCBDC, and McQueen responded one had been done a while back. Ladner said it appeared everyone was in agreement about expectations and responsibilities for development, and that two teams were desired; a strike team for responding to and handling proposals and coordinating development, and the other for creating the strategic plan and create a strategy to help grab a hold of projects. Chairman Stevens suggested Pieklik look at both teams and appoint members to avoid Sunshine Law violations. He went on to indicate that if were looking at land to develop, shovel ready sites are in the cities not the county as it does not have any property. He also said that within 90-120 days, permitting and other processes for business development can be accommodated; Commissioner Bell added that each needs to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Henderson said the main issue has always been money, and that the board is voluntary and all the work falls on the shoulders of the Executive Director. He talked of the past when each of the municipalities with Enterprise Zones budgeted money for economic development, and said they need to be on board. Moody said he agreed that needs to be done again. Commissioner Bell asked if there were options out there, such as the North Florida Economic Development Partnership, to get sta ng help for Pieklik. Pieklik responded there were and they were being looked at. Funding through Workforce Connection was mentioned, though Ladner added that cant be used for salaries. Henderson said help could make a huge di erence; McQueen added getting a county car for the Executive Director would also be bene cial since hes using his personal car for attending meetings, forums and other functions, and it would also help with the budget. Moody mentioned there previously being a Levy County League of Cities and how there was participation in the past, and suggested that be done again with representatives from each municipality. Henderson said the county should take the lead with that and that it would help if the cities had a voice. Commissioner Bell agreed to be the BOCC liaison to the NCBDC for the strike team as things move forward.Chairman Stevens said the county has the best airport and rail system, and theyre two areas that can be developed and are shovel ready. Kennedy said the ultimate goal is to establish communication and form a strong partnership. Ladner said on the topic of incentives, it was her understanding they arent o the table for discussion but that there is a low nancial threshold and the state has plenty to o er. She said the NCBDC just needs to be knowledgeable about what is available for businesses. Pieklik said he agreed with Commissioner Johnsons assessment that incentives are tactics, and they are an enticement but shouldnt be the deciding factor for business. King said his reason for getting involved with economic development was personal because he wanted to see his children stay in the area after graduating. Commissioner Johnson agreed, saying Levy County exports its grey matter and that it would be nice to see children come back. Commissioner Drew said one area that needs to be examined is agritourism, such as working farms and education. Pieklik mentioned that while the traditional three-legged stool approach for the states economy is changing manufacturing, tourism and agriculture the county has the unique position to maintain that image while still going after the tech rms and other business. Commissioner Joyner acknowledged the large equestrian presence in the region, having the best coast line in the county, and the largest feeder cattle exporting operation in the state. He said with that, the University of Florida nearby and other factors, everything needed for development is already in the county and that we need to hold the hands of prospective businesses and quit talking. Henderson said there are many tools in the toolbox, including the TDC and EZDA. He said the EZDA is a bonding agency that can be utilized, though it hasnt yet been for that purpose. He said if the county wants to go all in, it should start going after what it wants and not wait. King said the climate for permitting has changed, and that it needs to be a businessfriendly state. Chairman Stevens suggested that if property is identi ed for a targeted industry, a master plan would have to be developed for future inquiries and that work should be done to identify what is wanted where. Henderson said the answers would come from the two teams (strike team and strategic planning committee) and that answers could be taken from the Team Levy exercises. Ladner said the workshop could be the bridge to more prosperity, but that there is a good direction and outcomes. She said work would start on assembling committees. She said she likes the fact that the Executive Director will get a great response from anyone in the room. She said there is a plan in place and it will take a combination of things to get where is desired. Commissioner Bell said communication is key and you have to crawl before you walk. Ladner thanked everyone for attending, and the meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m. Flood Waters Can Displace Wildlife e rising water levels caused by Tropical Storm Debby are forcing many critters to nd higher ground. Snakes, alligators and re ants top the list of displaced wildlife. e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions the public that snakes can be on the move as they ee ooded areas. When you are out in your yard, especially if you have standing water, be focused on your surroundings and be on the lookout for snakes, said Eric Dennis, FWC biologist. e FWC has information about the various snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, that live in Florida. Check out the Living with Snakes area of MyFWC.com. Alligators can also be on the move with the rising water, Dennis said. If you see an alligator somewhere it shouldn't be, don't attempt to move it or grab it. Call the FWC's Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). e FWC brochure A Guide to Living with Alligators has plenty of helpful advice. It is available for download at MyFWC.com/Alligator. Although the FWC doesnt handle insects, another problem that may be encountered is oating mounds of re ants that are also attempting to avoid the rising waters, Dennis said. I've seen this in past oods, and you de nitely don't want to get near them. e entire colony of ants abandons their mound when oods arrive. ey then bind together into a ball that oats until the ants drift to higher ground. Displaced wildlife can be seen during unusual times of day and in unusual places, such as a residential area. If you do see an animal in your yard, the best course of action is to leave it alone. Don't approach it. Don't try to feed it. e animal is not trying to relocate to your property; its most likely using your property as a corridor to nd a new, drier place to live, Dennis said. Dennis also said its important that nothing is left out around the property that could inadvertently attract wildlife. Attractants include trash cans, unsecure pet food and pet food dishes, barbecue grills, wildlife feeders for birds or squirrels, and compost piles for food scraps. Secure these items so wildlife does not have access to them. If you see an animal that is hurt, dont approach it. e animal could respond badly to your kindness and end up hurting its would-be rescuer. If it isn't hurt, it may be stressed from the changes in its environment and still strike out, even if you're attempting to help it. Remember its a wild animal, Dennis said. If you see something really out of the ordinary, you can always report it to Wildlife Alert at 888-404-3922.
The Levy County Journal 7BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 REGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMlSSIONERS JUNE 19, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on June 19, 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 Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Sheri Johnny Smith 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. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 108305-108:138 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 218,253.23 ROAD 30,366.98 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 862.17 TRANSPORTATION 45,567.21 COURT FACILITIES 148.50 PROGRESS ENERGY 672.48 EMS 44,230.35 FIRE 6,979.00 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 2,53 1.60 CDBG 9,540.00 UTILITIES 1,758.24 DRUG TASK FORCE 1,233.96 ADD COURT COSTS 550.80 LANDFILL 72,787.70 TOTAL $435,482,22MINUTES e following minutes for the June Silt Board of County Commissioners meeting were presented for Board approval. AUDIT REPORTMartha Garcia-Baker Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Presenting 20 11 Audit Report. Mrs. Garcia-Baker presented the Audit Report to the Board for the scal year ended September 30, 2011.CLERK OF COURTDanny Shipp, Clerk of Court Presenting a request from the 8th Judicial Circuit to continue to contract with Paul Silverman as a special foreclosure magistrate. Mr. Shipp requested Board approval of a request from the 8th Judicial Circuit to continue to contract with Paul Silverman as a special foreclosure magistrate. e estimated time frame for this contract would be from July 1, 2012 to the end of June 2013 at a cost of approximately $ 15,750. Comm. Bell made a motion to continue contracting with Paul Silverman as a special foreclosure magistrate as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody, County Coordinator A. Consider reclassifying Ms. Connie Conley from Levy County Transit Interim Director to Levy County Transit Director. Mr. Moody requested reclassi cation of Connie Conley from Levy County Transit Interim Director to Levy County Transit Director. Comm. Drew made a motion to reclassify Connie Conley as Levy County Transit Director as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request from Mrs. Toni Collins of the Levy County Historical Society for a letter of support to be included with a grant application. Mr. Moody requested on behalf of Mrs. Collins for a letter of support to be submitted with a small matching grant application submitted by the Cedar Key Historical Society for grant funds pertaining to a survey of the Helen Dunham. is was a late 19th century stenwheeler-steamboat which once played a vital part in the development and commerce of Levy Countys timber industry. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve providing a letter of support for the Cedar Key Historical Society as requested. Second was made by Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Moody reminded the Board of the following upcoming events: LARC has challenged all political candidates to a softball game on Saturday, June 23rd at Strickland Park in Chie and. e gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the game will start at 7:00 P.M. A ceremony for Sgt. Carl Campbell is scheduled for Friday June 29111 at 4:00 P.M. at the train depot in Chie and. e Finance Department is ready to start meeting with the departments about their budgets for the upcoming year.LIBRARYLisa Brasher, Director A. Request approval of Amendment I to the AutoGraphics Contract. Ms. Brasher requested Board approval of Amendment I to the Auto-Graphics Contract. Ms. Brasher explained the amendment is to eliminate the Pre-Project Consultation Visit and add an additional day of Training. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Amendment I to the Auto-Graphics Contract as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Florida Celebrating 500 years in 2013. Ms. Brasher presented to the Board a time capsule which had been provided to the Levy County Library by the Florida Department of Stale. e Department of State is coordinating Viva Florida 500, a statewide, year long, multicultural commensuration in 2013. ey are encouraging the Libraries to work with the County Commission to plan activities and programs in 2013 celebrate this event.ROAD DEPARTMENTBruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent A. Open timber bids. (for bridge repair) Mr. Greenlee presented a bid from Florida Forest Products in Cross City to the Board for the purchase of timber to repair the bridge on Buck Island Grade. Below are the amounts from the bid received: Quantity Item Price 8 12 x 12 x 24 timbers $624.96 / smooth 560.281 rough 60 3 x 8 x 24 decking board $100.88 / smooth or rough 66 6 x 8 x 14 stringers $98.00 / smooth or rough Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the bid as presented from Florida Forest Products. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Start yearly bid process for items for the Road Department. Mr. Greenlee requested Board approval to start the bid process for the following items for the Road Department: Asphalt Emulsion Prime Tar Motor Oils Galvanized Culvert Pipes Porta Potty Safety Items Sod Sign Materials Striping Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Road Department starting the bid process for the above listed items for the Road Department. Second was made by Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.SOLID WASTEBenny Jerrels, Director Request permission to purchase John Deere 3280 Skid Steer. Mr. Jerrles requested Board approval to purchase a John Deere 3280 Skid Steer and a Worksite Pro GS72 Scrap Grapple for use in the Recycling Building. Utilizing the Florida Sheri s Association, Florida Association of Counties & Florida Fire Chiefs Association, the bid received is listed below: John Deere 3280 Skid Steer $34,954.28 John Deere Worksite Pro GS72 Scrap Grapple $3,933.00 Mr. Jerrels explained $26,424.00 will come from the 201 120 12 Small County Consolidated Grant Agreement and the remainder $12,463.28 will be taken from the Recycling Equipment budget. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase of a John Deere 328D Skid Steer and a Worksite Pro GS72 Scrap Grapple as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEJohnny Smith, Levy County Sheri Lt. Scott Finnen Chief Dennis Strow, Williston Police Department Allow Williston Police Department to use $2,077 out of Countywide Communication Fund to pay for electronic radio pay to talk to Levy County First Responders. Lt. Scott Finnen requested Board approval to allow the Williston Police Department to use 12,077 from the Countywide Communication Fund to purchase radios from Williams Communications. Inc. for the Williston Police Department. e Sheri s O ce has a base station which will be used for this. e addition of these radios will allow the Williston Police O cers and dispatchers to communicate with the Sheri Department in the event of an emergency. Comm. Johnson made a motion to tentatively approve the purchase of radios from Williams Communication, Inc. as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.COUNTY ATTORNEYAnne Bast Brown, County Attorney Approval of Settlement Agreement for David Lugo Maldonado, in settlement of potential foreclosure claim by County. Atty. Brown requested board approval of a Settlement Agreement for David Lugo Maldonado, in settlement of potential foreclosure claim by the county for the SHIP mortgage in the amount of 124,500. A settlement agreement has been negotiated with Mr. Maldonado for him to make payments of $150 per month to the SHIP Department to reduce the balance of $26,460 (original principal amount + 4% interest since the past 24 months), with a nial balloon payment due in July of 2014. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Settlement Agreement with David Lugo Maldonado as presented. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Bell Request approval of the Twelfth Amended and Restated Agreement to Establish the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Development Board (CLM Workforce). Comm. Bell presented and requested Board approval of the above stated Agreement. e Twelfth Amended and Restated Agreement amends the Eleventh Amended and Restated Agreement adopted by the Board on August 2, 2011 establishing up to two (2) Private Training Provider Representatives with one (I) representing not for pro t training providers. e Agreement will be e ective July 1, 2012. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Twelfth Amended and Restated Agreement to Establish the CLM Workforce Development Board. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Moody informed the Board members Karen was preparing a calendar of upcoming political events and will be sending copies out. e meeting recessed at 9:57 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 10:08 A.M. David Knowles, DirectorPUBLIC SAFETYA. Request authorization for the Director to electronically sign for submission of Assistance to Fire ghter Grant (AFG) application. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval for the Director to electronically sign for submission of Assistance to Fire ghter Grant (AFG) application which is due by July 6th. e items requested through this grant are two new ambulances, heart monitors, communications equipment, a water tender, bunker and air packs for the re departments in the county. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Mr. Knowles. the Public Safety Director to electronically sign for submission of Assistance to the Fire ghter Grant application as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Knowles brought three items to the Boards attention: 1. EMS is currently working with the Department of Environmental Protection Agency on the Department of Corrections facility (the old Levy Forestry Camp) and moving forward in a positive way. Currently, Legislation will not be able to turn over ownership of the property to the County, but a Lease Agreement can be done for $300 per year, if approved. 2. EMS was awarded a $50,000 Grant, which had been applied for earlier in the year and will be used to purchase chest compression equipment for the outlying ambulances and transport units. 3. In the past few weeks, the EMS has had some vehicle problems: two of the ambulance motors need to be replaced. Mr. Knowles has been working with Mr. Moody to determine what could be done to keep enough units up and funning. B. Request approval of the agreement for Fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue. Requires signature. Mr. Knowles introduced Chief David Florance of Fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department and Dr. Robert Mount of Chie and. Mr. Knowles then requested Board approval of the Agreement for Fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue renaming it to Levy County Fire Station #4. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the Agreement for fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department to merge with Levy County Fire Rescue. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. e meeting recessed at 10:18 A.M. e meeting reconvened at 11 :03 A.M.AGENT OF RECORD/BROKER SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITSPresentations were made from the following for Agent of Record/Broker services for employee bene ts: Bethany Schenk, BeneTek Corporation located in Orlando Robin Riley, Brown & Brown, Public Risk Insurance Agency located in Daytona Beach John K. Harman, Trace Milam and Patsy Stark, Compass Consulting Group, Inc., located in Jacksonville and Gainesville Michael E. Michaelis, Don Martin Insurance, Inc. located in Williston William W. Erwin, Sr. and Brett McMillan, Erwin Insurance Agency, Inc., located in Chie and and Jacksonville Upon completion of interviews by each of the providers, Comm. Bell stated he ranked his top three choices as follows: 1. Don Martin insurance 2. Brown & Brown 3. BeneTech Comm. Drew ranked her top three choices for providers as follows: 1. Brown & Brown 2. BeneTech 3. Compass Consulting Group Comm. Johnson ranked his top three choices for providers as follows: 1. Brown & Brown 2. Don Martin Insurance 3. BeneTech Comm. Stevens ranked his top three choices for providers as follows; 1. Brown & Brown 2. Don Martin insurance 3. BeneTech After discussion, the Board agreed to contact Brown & Brown to begin negotiation process. Comm. Drew made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 3:09 P.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Count, Danny J. Shipp BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Chairman, Danny Stevens
The Levy County Journal8BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 024006 of the sale of 2006 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certifi cate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): CORDELE DAWSON CORPORATION, CORDELLE DAWSON LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: DEBRA A. ANDREWS 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 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 068409 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): TIMBERLAKE PRESERVE LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE S 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 AND THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MIGDALIA ALVAREZ ET AL, GERMAN ALVAREZ, JUAN G LISTA, NEW TRADEWINDS TRAILER PARK, CO 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 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 314709 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): ROF INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 31, BLOCK 93, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67 THRU 67M OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: NESTOR PRESTAMO-MORALES 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 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 495309 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): ROF INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: L1, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 236.01 FEET THEREOF, CHIEFLAND WOODS UNIT 1, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: EDGAR VALCIN, YVENER DELIARD 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 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 511709 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): ROF INVESTMENTS LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT FIFTY-TWO (52) OF LONG POND LANDING, ADDITION 2, SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7 PAGE 29 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: WILLIAM D CANTY, DONALD J CANTY, LEE ANN BLACK 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 16th day of July, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 5th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Jun 14, 2012, Jun 21, 2012, Jun 28, 2012, Jul 05, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 127707 of the sale of 2007 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): FRANCESCA PALADINO LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 5, BLOCK A, SUNSHINE SAVANNA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 44, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: EARL EUGENE ELDERKIN JR. 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 6th day of August, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 27th DAY OF JUNE 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub.: Jul 05, 2012, Jul 12, 2012, Jul 19, 2012, Jul 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 38-2009-CA000805 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. LAMARRE, MAXO, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 38-2009-CA000805 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, and, LAMARRE, MAXO, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 23rd day of July, 2012, the following described property: LOT 53, BLOCK 33, OF RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 27-27D, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 20th day of June, 2012 (COURT SEAL) Clerk of Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordi nator at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap pearance, or immediately upon receiving this notifica tion if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2008-CA000057 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE BAILEY A/K/A GEORGE BAILEY, JR. et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 20, 2012, entered in Case No. 38-2008-CA-000057 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA is the Plaintiff and GEORGE BAILEY A/K/A GEORGE BAILEY, JR.; VIVIAN L. BAILEY A/K/A VIVIAN BAILEY; THOMAS ALDERMAN; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION; are the Defendants, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of July, 2012, the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 38, MAP OF OLD CHIEFLAND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF FILED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE NORTH 10 FEET THEREOF, FOR SIDEWALK. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, 1991 FLEETCRAFT, ID #GAFLL35A04062HS AND GAFLL35B04062HS A/K/A 1610 NW 14TH STREET, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 20, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Man ager, Alachua County Fam ily/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-3376237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-201 1-CA000904 Division BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. NELLY QUINONES AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 19, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida described as: LOT 10 OF FOREST MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE E 1/2 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 002318 W, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST 1/4, 50.01 FEET, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-102 (NE 60TH STREET); THENCE N 890021 E, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 1343.24 FEET; THENCE S 002318 W, PARAL LEL WITH SAID WEST LINE OF NORTHEAST 1/4, 2030.61 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING; THENCE S 714430 E,1315.07 FEET; THENCE N 881911 E, PARALLEL WITH AND 30 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 11, BLOCK A OF THE REPLAT OF SUNNY HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 55, 30.02 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 26; THENCE S 001508 W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 344.97 FEET; THENCE S.881659 W, PARAL LEL WITH AND 60 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 11, 60.04 FEET; THENCE S 734537 W, 1275.80 FEET; THENCE N 002318 E, 1114.71 FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 21.11 AC., MORE OR LESS TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS, EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 30 FEET OF THE NORTH 60 FEET OF SAID LOT 11. and commonly known as: 11970 NE 55TH ST, BRONSON, FL 32621; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse Court Street, Bronson, FL, on October 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 20th day of June, 2012. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Danny J. Shipp By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38 2009 CA 000615 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MELISSA HEURING A/K/A MELISA H. HEURING et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 20 2012 and entered in Case No. 38 2009 CA 000615 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSO CIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and MELISSA HEURING A/K/A MELISA H. HEURING; TENANT #1 N/K/A KENNETH HEURING are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURT HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 6th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 6, BLOCK 46, THE REPLAT OF WILLISTON HIGHLANDS UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LO CATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND AN APPURTE NANCE THERETO. ID NO. FLHMLCF163724852A AND FLHMLCF163724852B. A/K/A 14051 SE 26TH STREET, MORRISTON, FL 326680000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 20, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Man ager, Alachua County Fam ily/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-3376237; Fax: 352-374-5238.1 Plaintiffs name has changed pursuant to order previously entered.Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010 CA 001051 SEC.: CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, v. MARGUERITE ANN SHELTON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 20, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2010 CA 001051 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 23rd day of July, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: PARCEL NO. 18, THAT PART OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA, BE ING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SEC TION 19 FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, THENCE FROM THE SAID POINT OF REFERENCE RUN NORTH 00 00 MINUTES 21 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 19, A DISTANCE OF 2020.36 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 59 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST PERPENDICULAR TO THE SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 19, A DIS TANCE
The Levy County Journal 9BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESOF 719.07 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 49 07 MINUTES 47 SEC ONDS EAST PARALLEL TO STATE ROAD NO S-347 A DISTANCE OF 81.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 52 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST PERPENDICULAR TO SAID STATE ROAD NO S-347 A DISTANCE OF 470.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 49 07 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL TO SAID STATE ROAD NO S-347 A DISTANCE OF 470.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 40 52 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST PERPENDICULAR TO SAID STATE ROAD NO S-347, A DISTANCE OF 470.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 49 07 MIN UTES 47 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL TO SAID STATE ROAD NO S-347 A DISTANCE OF 470.00 FEET TO THE AFOREMENTIONED POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PROPERTY BEING ALSO KNOWN AS PARCEL 18, CRESTFIELD TRADING COMPANY, REPLAT, AN UNRE CORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 19, TOWN SHIP 12 SOUTH RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA AS SHOWN IN UNRECORDED PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 5A, PUB LIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1997 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN # GAFLT05A25879CW21 AND GAFLT05B25879CW21 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA 201 University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: (352) 3376237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. DATED AT BRONSON, FLORIDA THIS 20TH DAY OF June, 2012. By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk for DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-2010-CA000966 Division JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. HANNA RUTTIMANN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 20, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida described as: LOT 2, WHISPERING OAKS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 18951 SE 11TH PL, WILLISTON, FL 32696; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. Sales are held in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson, FL on September 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 20th day of June, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Danny J. Shipp By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000926 MEYER CARDIN TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. MARY JOY PILARO A/K/A JOCELYN T. PILARO A/K/A JOY T. PILARO A/K/A JOCELYN TABIJE PILARO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY JOY PILARO A/K/A JOCELYN T. PILARO A/K/A JOY T. PILARO A/K/A JOCELYN TABIJE PILARO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Levy County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block 6, NEWSOM ESTATES, ac cording to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 48, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida A/K/A 16390 NE 55th St Bronson, FL 32621 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, At the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson at 11:00 a.m., on July 23, 2012. DATED THIS 20th DAY OF June, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the proiperty owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 20th day of June, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Requests for Accommodations for Notice of Court Proceedings: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-3376237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to partici pate in this proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter email@example.com Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000006 Division No. Section. MVB MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff(s), vs. FORREST J. GROSVENOR, et. al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 38-2012-CA-000006 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein MVB MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and FORREST J. GROSVENOR A/K/A FORREST GROSVENOR; GINA GROSVENOR and GATEWAY FUNDING DIVERSIFIED MORTGAGE SERVICES, L.P. F/K/A GATEWAY FUNDING DIVERSIFIED are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL 1: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH ALONG AND WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST, 290.00 FEET; THENCE RUN WESTERLY PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, 150.00 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTH ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4, 290.00 FEET, RUN THENCE EAST 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST; THENCE RUN N 05 DEGREES 02 18 W, ALONG AND WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 290.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 05 DEGREES 02 18 W, ALONG AND WITH SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 196.89 FEET; THENCE N 81 DEGREES 27 48 W, A DISTANCE OF 153.84 FEET; THENCE S 05 DEGREES 02 18 E, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 221.30 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 26 16 E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE SAID SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1984 SPRI MOBILE HOME BEARING ID #GAFL2AD&BD33341772 AND TITLE #20868741 & 20868731 NOW LO CATED THEREON. and commonly known as: 17751 NE 40TH ST, WILLISTON, FL 32696 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTI TLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at LEVY County, Florida, this 20th day of June, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk LEVY County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceed ing shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceed ing, contact the Administra tive Office of the Court, LEVY County, 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, BRONSON FL 32621-County Phone: 352-486-5266 EXT.238 TDD 1-800-9558771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000366 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Plaintiff, v. RUTH E. BAUMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUTH E. BAUMAN; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devi sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; IRA K. MOORE; NANCY W. MOORE Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment dated June 20, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in LEVY County, Florida, de scribed as: LOT 10, LYNN OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO. a/k/a 8091 N.E. 176TH AVENUE, WILLISTON, FL 32696 at public sale on July 23, 2012, to the highest bidder for cash, in the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, beginning at eleven oclock a.m. 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 at Bronson, Florida, this 20th day of June, 2012. (Seal) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT (352) 374-3639 OR VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8771. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000376 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC, Plaintiff, vs. CAROLYN A BIRD A/K/A CAROLYN BIRD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 20, 2012 and entered in Case No. 382010-CA-000376 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC is the Plaintiff and CAROLYN A BIRD A/K/A CAROLYN BIRD; OTTER CREEK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 6th day of August, 2012, the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHEAST OF SECTION 7 AND THE NORTHEAST OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 1081.69 FEET, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-336, AN 80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY, AND THE POINT OF BE GINNING; THENCE SOUTH 49 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 728.27 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 19 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, 1038.26 FEET; THENCE NORTH 85 DE GREES 13 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST, 814.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 14 MIN UTES 23 SECONDS EAST, 747.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 07 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST, 852.94 FEET, TO SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, THENCE SOUTH 49 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 156.38 FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT IN SECTIONS 7, 17 AND 18, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AD JOINING THE SOUTH WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-336, AND BEING MORE PAR TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 2645.98 FEET, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-336, AN 80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED, RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, 944.46 FEET, TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2824.79 FEET; THENCE EAST ERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 08 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 53 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 398.42 FEET, TO THE CENTERLINE OF THAT 60 FOOT EASEMENT KNOWN AS LIVE OAK LANE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR THIS UTILITY EASE MENT; THENCE CON TINUE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 23 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 26 SEC ONDS, A DISTANCE OF 1167.99 FEET, TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST, 1867.83 FEET, TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 5689.58 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 08 DEGREES 08 MIN UTES 39 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 808.74 FEET, TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 49 DEGREES 09 MIN UTES 44 SECONDS EAST, 2820.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF CURVA TURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 2824.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY, ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 19 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 05 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 954.88 FEET, TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 29 DE GREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, 907.09 FEET, TO THE SOUTH LINE OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST; THENCE, DEPARTING SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-336, RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST, 11.51 FEET; THENCE NORTH 29 DE GREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, PAR ALLEL WITH AND 10 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 601.11 FEET; THENCE NORTH 31 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 560.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 38 DEGREES 21 MIN UTES 15 SECONDS WEST, 351.18 FEET; THENCE NORTH 49 DE GREES 09 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST, 337.63 FEET; THENCE CON TINUE NORTH 49 DE GREES 09 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST, PAR ALLEL WITH AND 35 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 2820.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DE GREES 59 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, 359.82 FEET; THENCE NORTH 56 DEGREES 21 MIN UTES 02 SECONDS WEST, 444.41 FEET; THENCE NORTH 57 DE GREES 18 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST, PAR ALLEL WITH AND 45 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 1772.47 FEET; THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, 415.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 52 MIN UTES 22 SECONDS WEST, 458.72 FEET; THENCE NORTH 75 DE GREES 16 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST 187.10 FEET; THENCE NORTH 79 DEGREES 06 MIN UTES 27 SECONDS WEST, 187.10
The Levy County Journal10BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESFEET, TO SAID CENTERLINE OF THAT 60 FEET EASE MENT KNOWN AS LIVE OAK LANE; THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 30.03 FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGIN NING. A/K/A TRACT 17, OTTER CREEK, FL 32621 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 20, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Man ager, Alachua County Fam ily/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-3376237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000721 DIVISION: WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER J SCHINDLER A/K/A CHRIS SCHINDLER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der Rescheduling Foreclo sure Sale dated June 20, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 382010-CA-000721 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORA TION, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER J SCHINDLER A/K/A CHRIS SCHINDLER; SHELLY FRANCES SCHINDLER A/K/A SHELLY SCHINDLER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN DIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 6th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 25, OF PINE MEADOWS, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 24 AND 25, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2001 MERIT MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPUR TENANCE THERETO: VIN# FLHMLCF163724627A AND FLHMLCF163724627B. A/K/A 13751 NE 6TH COURT, TRENTON, FL 32693-8706 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on June 20, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /d/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237/Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-2009-CA000992 Division WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB. fka WORLD SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH A. DOMENICO AND BRIDGETT E. DOMENICO A/K/A BRIDGETT DOMENICO, WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 20, 2012, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the prop erty situated in Levy County, Florida described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 14, VILLAGE OF GREEN THUMBS DEV., INC., ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 41 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 15990 NE 17TH PLACE, WILLISTON, FL 32696; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson, FL, on October 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 20th day of June, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Danny J. Shipp By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000656 DIVISION: J BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC., Plaintiff, VS. JUAN COLON BARREIRO A/K/A JUAN COLON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 26, 2012, and entered in Case No. 38-2010-CA-000656 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida in which Beneficial Florida Inc., is the Plaintiff and Juan Colon Barreiro a/k/a Juan Colon, Myrna L. Feliciano Cruz a/k/a Myrna L. Feliciano, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the BOCC Meeting Room of the Levy County Court house, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 27th day of August, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT ONE (1), OF EMERALD FOREST, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LO CATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO BEARING VIN NO. 46610522GA AND TITLE NO. 0066452493. A/K/A 5990 NORTHEAST 106TH COURT, BRONSON, FL 32621 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Levy County, Florida this 26th day of June, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida 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. 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 (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000314 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GEOVANNA OLIVA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARTA EUGENIA RAMIREZ CRUZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8291 NW 171ST STREET HIALEAH, FL 33015 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTA EUGENIA RAMIREZ CRUZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8291 NW 171ST STREET HIALEAH, FL 33015 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in LEVY County, Florida: LOT 26, BLOCK 30, RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES, SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 27, 27A THROUGH 27D, OF TILE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the Levy County Journal. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the 21st day of June, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager, Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-337-6237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN, AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 38-2012 CA 000168 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff vs DIANA MELENDEZ, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DIANA MELENDEZ 11931 NE 62ND ST WILLISTON, FL 32696 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Levy County, Florida: Lot 16, Block 68 of OAK RIDGE ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 63-1 through 63-7, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Together with a 2003 Fleetwood mobile home bearingID# GAFL235A88060EA21 & GAFL235B88060EA21 has been filed against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publica tion of this notice, in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL on or before August 3, 2012; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 21st day of June, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of said Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceed ing should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts dis ability coordinator at..... If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD), (800) 955-8771 via Florida Relay. Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000371 HARVEY SCHONBRUN, TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES W. SHEFFIELD and ALEXANDRA M. SHEFFIELD, husband and wife, and PERKINS STATE BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: JAMES W. SHEFFIELD, whose residence is UNKNOWN, and whose last known mailing address is: 345 Hardee Street, Bronson, FL 32621 ALEXANDRA M. SHEFFIELD, whose residence is UNKNOWN, and whose last known mailing address is: 345 Hardee Street, Bronson, FL 32621 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage in and to the fol lowing property in Levy County, Florida: Lot 3, Block 4-M, The Meadows of Beautiful Bronson, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 18A and 18B, public records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1984 RIVE mobile home, ID #GDWGA498322904. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the plaintiffs attorney, whose name and address is: Harvey Schonbrun, Esquire, 1802 North Morgan Street Tampa, Florida 33602-2328, on or before August 3, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this court either before service of plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 21st day of June, 2012. DANNY SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 38-2012-CP000090 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELYN G. WATSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of HELYN G. WATSON, Deceased, whose date of death was November 21, 2011, File Number 382012-CP-000090, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and 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 Decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with the court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 28, 2012. /s/ Dorothy L. Harper Personal Representative 15850 NW 60 Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626 /s/ Gregory v. Beauchamp, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P.O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458 Pub.: June 28, July 5, 2012. -------------------------------------------INVITATIONS TO BID -----------------------------------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply ASPHALT S 1, ASPHALT S III AND TYPE C COLMIX for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply EMULSION PRIME (TAR) for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply GALVANIZED CULVERT PIPE for the period beginning October 1,
The Levy County Journal 11BJuly 5, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICES2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply MOTOR OIL for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply PORTA POTTY for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply SAFETY ITEMS for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply SIGN MATERIALS for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply SOD for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, hereby calls for and re quests sealed bids to supply STRIPING for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners at the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, until 9:00 A.M. on AUGUST 13, 2012 Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting the LEVY COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT, POST OFFICE BOX 336, BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621. PHONE (352) 4865124. DONE AND ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION ERS IN OPEN SESSION THIS 19TH DAY OF JUNE A.D., 2012. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Danny Stevens, Chairman ATTEST: /s/ Danny J. Shipp, Clerk of Court (SEAL) Pub.: July 5, 12, 2012. ---------BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of LEVY COUNTY c/o Levy County Sheriff P.O. Box 1719 9150 NE 80th Avenue Bronson, Florida 32621 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that Levy County, Florida, through the Levy County Sheriff, will be receiving sealed responses to Request For Proposals at the Corrections Division of the Office of the Levy County Sheriff, P.O. Box 1719, 9150 NE 80th Avenue, Bronson, Florida 32621, (352) 4865121, for Request For Proposals for INMATE VIDEO VISITATION The intent of the County is to enter into an agreement with an experienced and qualified professional indi vidual or firm to provide an inmate video visitation sys tem, and associated warranties, training, software licenses (if applicable), maintenance and funding options as described in de tail in the Request For Pro posals documents. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DUE DATE: 5:00 P.M., EST, JULY 23, 2012 OFFICE OF THE LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF CORRECTIONS DIVISION P.O. BOX 1719 9150 NE 80th AVENUE BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621 Documents can be obtained by contacting the Levy County Sheriffs Office Correction Division at (352) 486-5121. If you have any questions, please call Major Mike Sheffield, Director of Corrections or Lieutenant Eloise Guyton, Chief of Facility Operations, at (352) 486-5121. Pub.: July 5, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES BY TOWN COUNCIL OF OTTER CREEK, FLORIDA Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances, whose titles hereinafter appear, were considered for first reading on June 18, 2012, and for second and final reading and adoption on the July 16, 2012 at the Regular meetings of the Town Council starting at 7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Town Council Meeting Room 555 SW 2nd Avenue, Otter Creek, Florida. A copy of said ordinances may be in spected by any member of the public at the Office of the Town Clerk, at the above address. All interested par ties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. ORDINANCE TITLE: ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OTTER CREEK, FLORIDA REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-01, AN ORDINANCE TO FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE TITLE: ORDINANCE NO. 2012-02 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION; PROVIDING STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION, FINDINGS OF FACT, PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING GENERAL PROVISIONS; ESTABLISHING ADMINISTRATION; ESTABLISHING PROVISIONS FOR FLOOD HAZARD REDUCTION; ES TABLISHING VARIANCE PROCEDURES; PROVID ING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EF FECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE TITLE: ORDINANCE NO. 2012-03 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF OTTER CREEK, FLORIDA REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2005-01, RELATING TO ANIMAL CONTROL; AND ESTAB LISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOTE: Be advised that any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Town Council, its Boards, Committees, Agencies, Authorities, etc. with respect to any matter considered at such meeting (or hearing), will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is being based. (References section 286.0105, Florida Statues). Pub.: July 5, 2012 ---------continued on page 7B Across Down1. Change places 8. More drab color 15. Divided into small spaces 16. Core 17. Dishes the dirt 18. Lure with music 19. Atlas enlargement 20. Length x width, for a rectangle 22. Whatcha ___? 23. Whispers sweet nothings 24. Backless seat 25. Decide to leave, with out 26. ___ we having fun yet? 27. Risk 28. European language 29. Cut 31. Electric dart shooter 32. O, gie me the ___ that has acres o charms: Burns 33. Freudian topics 35. Calculator, at times 38. Speak incoherently when angry 42. Bassoon, e.g. 43. Vocation 45. Biochemistry abbr. 46. Churchills so few: Abbr. 47. Abreast (of) 48. Stallion, once 49. ___ cheese 51. Knowledge gained through anecdote 52. Issue 53. One who leads a Spartan lifestyle 55. Feed 57. Instruct again 58. Accord 59. Heavy, lling foods 60. Most rancid Crossword Puzzle1. Enchanting 2. Magnetite, e.g. (2 wds) 3. Plaster of Paris painting surfaces 4. Derby prize 5. Came down 6. Bug 7. Lesser quality substitutes 8. Falling star 9. Presidential assassin 10. Its no ___! 11. Lentil, e.g. 12. Within a building 13. Overshadow 14. Come in again 21. A way 24. ___ souci 27. Try, as a case 28. ___ of Eden 30. Coaster 31. ___ de force 33. Androgynous 34. Delight 35. Unpaid overdue debt 36. Fixed (2 wds) 37. Actual 38. Antares, for one 39. White, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid 40. Joins the military 41. Notched wheel and pawl 43. Bad feeling 44. Ages 48. Apple gizmo 50. A tting reward 52. 1984 Peace Nobelist 54. 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If we have a bad winter this year, we will bene t from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding sh come through the slot, said Vice Chairman Kenneth Wright, referring to the snook slot limit of 28 to 33 inches in Gulf of Mexico waters. Well really have done something good and well have protected some of these sh. e recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on Jan. 16, 2010, after the cold kill. e FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. e e ects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest Sept. 1, 2011. e Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen Sept. 1, 2012, and now is expected to reopen Sept. 1, 2013. Catch-and-release of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. Annual closures in the Atlantic are from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and from June 1 through Aug. 31. ere is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Snook are one of Floridas premier game sh, and anglers often practice catch-and-release techniques when targeting this species. When planning to release snook, proper handling techniques ensure the best chance of survival. is includes returning the sh to the water as quickly as possible; using wet hands to handle the sh; supporting its weight in a horizontal position when the sh is out of the water; not holding the sh by the gill plate, eye or jaw; and reviving the sh if necessary by running it through the water head- rst to allow water to ow over its gills. Learn more about snook by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Snook. By Daris HowardIt was the rst weekend of shing season, and I was taking my family to my favorite shing spot. I stopped at a gas station to ll up, and one of my best friends, Lenny, pulled in beside me. I could tell by the gear in the back of his truck that he, too, was heading out to soak some worms. Hey, Lenny! I yelled. Looks like your heading out shing. Of course, he replied. I was supposed to work today, but I couldnt let the rst day of shing season go by. After all, a bad day shing beats a good day at work. I laughed. I loved to sh, but I wasnt as hooked on it as Lenny was. As we started to ll our gas tanks, we watched a motor home about the size of Rhode Island pull in beside us. A man stepped out to ll his tank. He was dressed in camou age fatigues with a hat on his head that was full of all sorts of fancy, tied ies. He was ready to seriously hunt down some sh. He listened as Lenny and I continued to visit. When we nished lling out tanks, he came over to talk to us while his hose continued to drain half of the U.S. oil reserves into his vehicle. Gentlemen, he said, I can tell by your dress and manner of speech that you are shermen. And it looks to me as if you are natives to this area. I would, therefore, be much obliged if you could point me to some of that blue ribbon shing that I hear abounds in this vicinity. Lenny looked at me, and I could tell by the look on his face that he was thinking, Who let Shakespeare out of England?, but he didnt say it. Instead, he turned to the gentleman and smiled. Sure, I can give you directions. Go across the bridge, through the stoplight, and four more blocks north. Turn left there, and head west, going about three miles. Dont take any curves, but keep going straight until you get to the stop sign. Take a right, and go exactly ten and a half miles. You will nd a dirt road there to your left. Take that and go six miles, and youre there. e man thanked him, nished lling his tank, and was soon on his way. After he left, I turned to Lenny. You gave him directions out into the middle of the desert. Are you sure theres even any water there? Of course not, Lenny said. I wouldnt tell my best friend my secret shing spots, let alone a stranger. Almost immediately, some teenagers approached and asked us where they could go shing. Go to the stop light and turn left, Lenny said. Follow the main road curving left, then right, and you will immediately nd some ponds on your left right near the cemetery. e young men thanked him and left. Lenny, didnt you just give them directions to the towns septic ponds? I asked So, maybe they will catch some carp, he snickered. Carp? I questioned. ere is no carp there. Well, okay. I could have gotten the a and the r switched, he retorted. at wasnt very nice, I said. Well, there is no way I would tell a complete stranger where I go shing, he replied. You would tell me, though, right? I asked. Sure, he answered. You go to the stop light and turn left. Follow the main road curving left, then right and you will nd yourself at some ponds by a... Okay, I got the picture, I replied. I dont plan to sh in the septic ponds. So where do you sh? he asked. Well, you go through the stop light and four blocks north. You take a left and go about three miles, not taking any curves but going until you hit a stop sign. Go exactly ten and a half... Lenny laughed. Point well taken. And so we left for our own favorite shing spots, each of us being careful to make sure we werent being followed. Daris Howard, award-winning, syndicated columnist, playwright, and author, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit his website at http://www.darishoward.comBest Fishing Spots Are Kept Secret Lake Talquin courtesy of http://www.zimbio.com/Bass+Fishing/articles/CBl0Ms7d8_5/ Top+5+Florida+Lakes+Fishing