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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 89, NO. 1 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 5ASee Levy Life page 1B See Levy Life page 2BSee page 8ASee page 3AParrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion Cancelled July 16 is the deadline To register to vote or To change party a liation Visit LevyJournalOnline.com To read about our local candidatesThe Numbers By Kathy HilliardEditorLily Blackburn graduated from Bronson High School and was an active member of the BHS FFA group. She also loves scrapbooking, music of all kinds, watching baseball games no matter who is playing, and spending time with her friends. But Lily also had quite an honor bestowed on her. e National FFA Organization awarded a $3,000 Tractor Supply Company scholarship to Lily as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. And Lily has a good place to use that scholarship pursuing her degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of West Florida whose main campus is in Pensacola, Florida. is scholarship is one of 1,539 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Scholarship recipients were selected from 8,050 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicants academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) in agricultural and future goals. e FFA mission is to make a positive di erence in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. If you would like to contribute to this cause or read more about it visit:www.FFA.org or facebook.com/ nationalFFA. Congratulations Lily for all your hard work and diligence. Levy County looks forward to your success and leadership in the future. By Kelsi Alexander, Chie and Sr. FFAOn June 25th members of the Chie and Sr. FFA Chapter headed out on a yellow bus with Advisor Dallas Locke behind the wheel with one thing on their mind, arriving in Orlando, Florida at the 84th State FFA Convention. It wasnt only the ride down that was lled with many laughs and fun memories, but the whole trip. e Sr. Chapter represented Chie and well. We are pleased to announce that we had four teams recognized for nishing in the top ve of the state: Agriculture Communication Hailey Bason, Kelsi Alexander and James Corbin; Aquaculture Kira Telgen, Matt Morgan, Wyatt Plemmons and Seth Tummonds; Food Science Sarah Edison, Meagan Morgan, Kira Telgen and Sumer Toler; Livestock Judging Rheba She eld, Emily Smith, Payton Parnell and Harold Tillis. We also had four members walk the stage as nalists for the Pro ciency Award. Leanna Gri n Forage Production; Harold Tillis Fiber and Oil Crop; Kody Plemmons Wildlife Management; Cason NesSmith Outdoor Recreation. Chie and Sr. also had individuals that were able to show their passion for FFA. Two members, Sarah Edison and Sydney Stephens, entered in the Agriscience Fair where Sydney won 1st place and Sarah came in 3rd place. Also, Harold Tillis represented Chie and in the Stars over Florida Pageant as a nalist for the State Star Greenhand. On June 29th as members of the Chie and Sr. FFA Chapter loaded up the bus to leave Orlando it was a bittersweet moment. Many of the students were able to see all their hard work pay o as they walked across the stage to support FFA and represent their hometown. For all of these students we would like to say, Congratulations and never stop leaving your legacy! Levy County Voters Busy Changing Parties Before July 16 to Vote in Republican Primary By Kathy HilliardEditorFlorida is a closed primary state and this year the Primary election is on August 4, 2012. e deadline to register to vote or change party a liation is July 16. If you wish to vote in the Primary Election, you must be a registered voter of the party for which the primary is being held. So, if you are a registered Republican you can only vote for a Republican candidate and if you are a registered Democrat you can only vote for the Democratic candidate. In the non partisan (NP) races, voters of all party a liations can vote for the non partisan candidate (these are the judicial and school board races). According to Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbells o ce, as of July 9 there have been 1,211 registered voters who have changed their party a liation including 883 Democrats who have gone Republican. In Levy County there are now 24,962 registered voters with 11,186 Democrats, 9.578 Republicans, 2,890 No Party voters and 1,303 Other voters. Even if you have changed your party a liation in order to vote for a candidate of your choice in the Primary Election, once the General Election comes around you can vote for whomever you please no matter what the party a liation. If a local race has candidates that are only of one party and will have no opposition in the general election, then all voters, regardless of party a liation may vote in the primary election for those candidates. In other words, if all the local candidates are Democrats then all Democrats, and all Republicans, and all minority party voters, and all NP voters can vote in that primary race. But, if a race has all candidates but one that are of one party, as in our sheri s race in Levy County, exception being the one non partisan candidate, then the non partisan candidate has no opponents in the primary and will not even be on the ballot in the Primary Election. at leaves only Republicans to vote for the Republican candidates in the primary. When it comes time for the general election, the non partisan candidate will be on the ballot with whoever won the Republican slot in the primary and voters in all parties will receive the same ballot and can vote for either one of the candidates. If your strategy is to change party a liation in order to vote for the candidate you want in the primary so you can vote for them in the General Election the deadline for that change is July 16, 2012. You cannot make a party a liation change at the polls and be able to vote as having changed your party. e change will not take e ect until after the Primary Election.Pick your poison, but before the deadline of Monday July 16.Bronson HS FFAs Lily Blackburn Awarded TSC ScholarshipChie and Sr. FFA Racks Up Awards at 84th FFA Convention Chie and Sr. FFA members, l to r Hailey Bason, James Corbin and Kelsi Alexander. Photos courtesy of Chie and Sr. FFA Advisor Dallas Locke stands next to a proud Chie and Sr. FFA award winner, Harold Tillis. Photos courtesy of Chie and Sr. FFA Lower Suwannee Refuge Hires Four Youth Conservation CorpsFor the next eight weeks, the students whose names were drawn out of a hat for the 2012 Youth Conservation Corps, will work with the professionals at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Each year, students from the tri-county area apply to work alongside the forester, the rangers, heavy equipment operators, and the re ghters in order to get a taste of some of the best jobs the area has to o er. While earning money for their labor, they also are exposed to the hundreds of great careers the US Fish and Wildlife Service has to o er nationwide. is year, a pair of cousins from Old Town, and two Chie and students have been working across the Refuge maintaining recreation sites for visitors. Projects coming up will provide seating, a bulletin board, and informative signs for visitors to Shell Mound. eyll also add a front porch to the Refuge classroom, enhance Dennis Creek foot bridges, and help with kids outdoor programs. Joshua Roberts who has been volunteering at the Lower Suwannee NWR for nearly two years says, I was shocked to nd out that I was chosen and so far I love the job. Paying-itforward really paid-o for Joshua. It took two weeks for us to hear, so I thought I wasnt getting the job. I was surprised when Ranger Pam called with the o er, stated Elizabeth Okahara. She had rst met the Ranger years ago at Whispering Winds School as a fourth grader and most recently at Chie and High Schools Career Day where she obtained the job application. e Youth Conservation Corps has made several sightings of wildlife including bobcats, alligators, swallow-tailed kites, and barred owls. While preparing recreation sites for the rising waters of the oncoming storm last week, two of the YCC were irresistibly drawn to the high wind and the rush of rising waters. Working outdoors in the midst of natures glory is one of the bene ts Refuge sta experience on a regular basis. is gets their foot in the door, says heavy equipment operator and crew boss, Jason Coates. ere are hundreds of US Fish and Wildlife Service entry jobs across the country available to bright graduates; we hope to aim these students in that direction. YCC 2012: Cheyenne Stemple, Elizabeth Okahara, Eli Long, and Joshua Roberts taking a break at Salt Creek, near Suwannee Oz Barker Gives Thanks Veteran Dogs Need Our Help
The Levy County Journal2AJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Baker, James D Morriston FTA FAIL TO LEAVE INFO W/ UNATTENDED VEHICLE W/ PROPERTY DAMAGE OND 2,500 DOLLARS Ellison, Willie J Bronson FELONY FLEE ATTEMPT ELUDE BOND 110,000 DOLLARS Head Jr., Billy Ray Williston W/M DOB/ 08/20/1985 FTA LARCENY PETIT 1ST OFFENSE BOND 1,000 DOLLARS Rodgers, Caressa L Chie and FTA LARCENY PETIT 100-U 300 BOND 1,000 DOLLARS Barlow, Danielle J Gainesville VOP DWLSR BOND 5,000 DOLLARS SURETYBarrs, James Franklin, 49, of Fanning Springs: DISORDERLY INTOXICATIN IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE; ABUSE WITHOUT GREAT HARM TOWARDS A CHILD x 2; AGGRAVATED BATTERY OFFENDER KNEW/SHOULD HAVE KNOWN VICTIM WAS PREGNANT. Bender II, Robert Alan, 29, of Cedar Key: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Cannon, Monica L., 40, of Chie and: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Cheaves Jr., Jimmy Ray, 30, of Dover: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Cooper III, Marvin Eugene, 24, of Williston: VOP x 2. Ferguson, Ledrick Latauras, 38, of Bronson: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Foxworth, Omar, of Williston: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Godwin, Alishia Kristine, 29, of Tampa: VOP. Gomez-Cartagena, Juan, 40, of Williston: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Hatcher, Edward, 55, of Old Town: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE; ATTACHED REGISTRATION/LICENSE PLAT NOT ASSIGNED; OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT x 4. Holtsclaw, Rachel, 49, of Lake City: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.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 Kirkland, Jonathan Dwight, 21, of Chie and: BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K; POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS WITH INTENT TO USE; DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY; PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE. Koon, Cheri Ann, 22, of Chie and: DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY. Krekeler, Lisa A., 50, OF Inglis: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Leyda, Brian Keith, 50, of Yankeetown: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED, REVOKED LICENSE, FAILURE TO REGISTER A MOTOR VEHICLE. Neal, Kirkland Latroy, 40, of Bronson: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Patterson, Robert Earl, 38, of Williston: VOP. Smith, Walter John, 26, of Chie and: DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY; AGGRAVATED BATTERY OFFENDER KNEW, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN VICTIM WAS PREGNANT; KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT OF AN ADULT. Standridge, Shaun Lenly, 37, of Williston: VOP x 3; OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE. Tate, Ryland Leon, 48, of Archer: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. ompson, Je rey Wade, 47, of Williston: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Wade, William Ross, 27, of Cross City: FAILURE TO APPEAR. 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 Stolen Truck Recovered in Williston HeistLast week we reported on a suspicious U-Haul truck found by Cpl. Fred Morris of the Williston Police Department on the 4th of July, 2012 behind Lanes Yardware at 19 E. Noble Ave. Cpl. Morris investigated further and discovered that thousands of dollars of power yard tools had been stolen from Lanes Yardware and were in the U-Haul that was also stolen from North Florida Monument and Mini-Storage at 710 SW 6 Ave. Once the culprits loaded up the truck with stolen goods they discovered it would not start and stole a 2003 Ford E-350 box truck from Maguires Auto Repair at 240 E. Noble Ave. in order to ee with the stolen power tools. On July 9, 2012, a police o cer with the Hialeah Florida Police Department discovered the stolen box truck on East 7th Avenue in Hialeah, Florida. e truck was abandoned and did not have any of the stolen merchandise inside. e truck was processed by the Hialeah Police Department for ngerprints and DNA, and the results will be sent to the Williston Police Department for further processing. e ngerprints that were recovered by Williston Police Department from the crime scene have been turned over to a ngerprint examiner for review and to be processed thru a national database in an attempt to identify the person(s) responsible. information submitted by Chief Dennis Strow of the WPD. On July 2, 2012 Jesse J. Crain registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheri 's O ce. By Florida law Crain is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes his address. Jesse J. Crain was convicted in Pinellas County in 2002 for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a child under 12. Crain, 30, has now moved to the following address in Levy County and has registered his address of residence as 11851 NE 106 Court, Archer, Florida.Sexual Predator Noti cation SR Fair & Livestock Assoc. Just Cannot Catch a BreakSuwannee River Fair and Livestock Assoc. president Loran Brookins made a saddening discovery on Tuesday July 3, 2012. Brookins went to the Fairground to conduct some business. When he tried to turn the lights on, nothing happened. inking a breaker had blown, he checked the electrical box only to discover that the copper wiring had been stripped. It appeared that the suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry into the showroom area of the pavilion. Once inside they removed approximately 1000 feet of wiring for the lights, taking time to remove the wires from the walls, wire from inside the conduit to the electrical sockets and lighting xtures and the adjoining o ces. ere is thousands of dollars worth of damage, for a few dollars in copper. Copper thieves are di cult to capture. However, new laws have recently passed that require persons who scrap copper products to sign a statement as to the origins of the copper. e Levy County Sheri 's O ce is currently looking for any lead that would identify the party responsible for this crime. If you have information please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a reward. submitted by the Lt. Scott Tummonds, Levy County Sheri s O ce, Criminal DivisionSR Fair Electrical Box minus the copperLevy County deputies responded on July 7 to a call about a reported shooting at 8350 NE 61 Place in Bronson. When deputies arrived they located and spoke to 62-year-old Robert Bishop who had su ered a single gunshot wound to the back of his right calf. Bishop reported to deputies that he had been at his friend Johnny Pettry's home and had been practicing his "Quick Draw" with his single action western style .357 revolver. After taking several shots, he cocked the hammer and was drawing the weapon from the holster when he prematurely pulled the trigger. A single round struck the back of his right calf and stopped short of exiting near his ankle. Bishop was transported to Shands at UF by Levy EMS for treatment of his wounds. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, Levy County Sheri s O ce, Criminal Investigation DivisionQuick Draw McGraw Shoots Himself in the Leg in Bronson
The Levy County Journal 3AJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyThe NumbersSporty Rey was not his real name, but its a name close enough, and this is told true enough that some folks around Tampa will nd the man familiar. He was a lean, clean-cut little fellow who drove a black 49 Buick with a front grill brandishing a big chrome smirk. ough the sedan was secondhand, it was immaculate and waxed with a shine as ne as the day he rst drove it up to his red brick bungalow o Swan Avenue. Appearances mattered to Sporty. He was smartly dressed, neatly pressed, and precise in knotting his tie. ere was just enough ash to make neighbors wonder if he was really an insurance man. Maybe it was the cocky way he wore his panama hat. Maybe it was those two-toned shoes that raised suspicions that he might be a wise guy, one of the Tampa underworld. Maybe he was connected with Charlie Wall, dean of Tampas crime bosses; some of Charlies minions drove Buicks and dressed like that. Wall, a Tampa native, had lorded over a rampant crime syndicate for decades. He operated out of Ybor, a working class Cuban neighborhood dominated by cigar workers. Wall bootlegged liquor, ran brothels and virtually monopolized the bolita games in the area. His organization was expansive, extending eventually into what was called the Cracker Ma a, with operations spanning central Florida. en there were the Italian Ma osi, the Tra cante family, steadily encroaching on Walls Tampa turf. Days of reckoning and nights of retribution were already common in Tampa, where from 1928 to 1959 (known locally as the Era of Blood), more than 25 gangland gures were gunned down. Perhaps as many more became food for the shes. So there were plenty of gangsters around Tampa in the early 1950s, but this Sporty Rey, he was an insurance man, and thats all he was. He was just a guy with a pencil thin mustache, a debit book, and a pretty wife shy to the point of being misperceived by the neighbors as conceited or snobbish. She wasnt. Sporty wasnt in the rackets either, at least not yet. Weekdays Sporty would slide into his shiny Buick and disappear up Swan, turn on Nebraska and then go who knows where. Folks out in Temple Terrace and Brandon knew where. See, Sporty worked the small towns and mostly poorer neighborhoods in the area the groves, the turpentine woods, some of the cattle ranches or sawmills. In the towns, hed park up a narrow street in the shade and walk door-to-door collecting on small insurance policies hed sold. Most were burial premiums, so maybe he collected a dollar or so a month at each stop. It was a volume business, and Sporty stayed on the move. But there was an older black woman over in Brandon who was one of his favorites. A large, moon-faced woman with an easy laugh, she shared her deep, abiding faith whenever she spoke. Sipping a glass of sweet tea on her front porch was about as close to church as Sporty Rey ever got. ey were friends. ey never said so, but they were. Her name was Emma Jakes. Emma was the rst person Sporty informed that his wife had left him. On a recent spring morning, while a neighbor leaned into his push mower, Ilene Rey stood very erect out on her front porch in a black, sleeveless dress and a small suitcase at her feet. When the neighbor looked up again, she was gone. e roof of a yellow cab disappeared behind a line of hedge. ered been no argument, no indiscretion discovered, and no note. At least thats what Sporty told Emma. Emma o ered Sporty comfort while her own beloved husband lay gasping with each labored breath in the dark heat of the house behind them. e next month, Sporty got around to telling Emma he now had more than insurance to sell. Bolita tickets were stashed in his account book. Emma eyed Sporty with caution. en she had a confession of her own. With her husband out of work and her own health failing, hard labor was impossible. She couldnt continue to make the insurance payment on her husbands policy. As for buying a bolita ticket, Nobody really wins but them bolita bankers, Emma sighed, and the devil, hes the biggest banker of them all. Months passed. Sporty never missed his regular visit with Emma. ey talked. It was a game between them to forecast the next rain. It hadnt rained in a long time. ey never again spoke of insurance or the numbers, though. And this was probably a good thing. In the basic bolita game, 100 small numbered balls were placed into a bag and mixed thoroughly. Bets were taken on which number would be drawn. ere were many variations on this theme and many di erent games. Bets were typically small and sometimes sold well in advance. Fact is, most games were rigged. Sometimes extra balls of a given number were included. Sometimes certain balls werent in the bag at all. Some games cheated by including balls lled with lead that sank to the bottom of the bag, improving the odds on those numbers. Sometimes selected balls were iced beforehand, so they were cold and easy for the selector to nd by touch. Anyway, there have always been as many tricks as games. In Sportys time, the biggest game was out of Cuba. Somewhere in Havana was a rack of one hundred ivory balls, each with a number laid sequentially in a mahogany rack. All the numbers were there to see. e balls were then gathered out of the rack and dropped into a black velvet bag. e bag was shaken vigorously and ung about until tossed nally to a catcher, one of the onlookers. e catcher would isolate a single ball and, with the aid of a knife, slit the bag to extract the ball bearing the winning number. Back across the Florida Straits, some ve hundred miles away in a small cabin on a lake out in the orange groves, Sporty and a bespectacled associate, Ambrose Endecott, hovered around a short-wave radio. Endecott was a locally respected man with a large grove and small grocery on the highway, but hed fallen on hard times and desperate measures. Together they listened to a broadcast of the Cuban National Lottery. e winning number would soon be announced, and Rey would translate. It was Endecotts task to check the hit or winning number against the tickets purchased for that game. A bolita operation took four individuals, each performing a particular function: the operator or banker who nanced the operation; the writer who sold the tickets; the pickup man who brought the tickets in from the writers. Hed put them in a paper bag and drop them o at a designated spot made known to the checker. Each Saturday afternoon Endecott would retrieve the bag of tickets from above the false ceiling in the privy behind his store. On this hot August evening, Sporty and Endecott leaned toward the short wave listening for the winning numbers. e two men didnt know it, but elsewhere Charlie Walls wife had just come home to nd Charlie dead on the oor of their bedroom, his throat slashed, skull fractured and his face a bloody pulp. As the short wave crackled, the door to the isolated cabin suddenly crashed in. Down in Havana the catcher had not made the slit in the bag before machine gun blasts riddled the interior of the cabin. en it was quiet. Even the screeching of startled cranes rising from the lake outside went silent. Some days later, a burly man with a crew cut ambled up the front steps of Emma Jakes place. It was about the same time of day Sporty usually came by. Emma watched the stranger through the screened door. He was sweating profusely and mopping his bald head with a handkerchief. Mrs. Jakes, he said, Im the fellow took Sporty Reys place. She remained secluded behind the screen door and didnt speak. Im sorry for your loss, Mrs. Jakes, on your husband. I brung you his death bene t. He extended an envelope from his shirt pocket. I didnt pay that. Had to drop it, she replied softly. Noum it was paid in full, 100%, Mrs. Jakes. is here check is yours. is one, too, he said while extracting a second envelope from the same pocket. What would that be? she asked with a tremulous voice. Sporty Reys, Mrs. Jakes. Its a good bit more than the other; I didnt know if you knew you was named? It began to rain. (Authors note: All characters are ctitious and no reference to any real person is intended or should be inferred.) CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500
The Levy County Journal4AJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Jobs Versus Net Jobs Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateOne of the reasons for the popularity of political rhetoric is that everybody can be right, in terms of their own rhetoric, no matter how much the rhetoric of one side contradicts the rhetoric of the other side. President Obama constantly repeats how many millions of jobs have been created during his administration, while his critics constantly repeat how many millions of jobs have been lost during his administration. How can both of them be right -or, at least, how can they both get away with what they are saying? ere are jobs and there are net jobs. is is true not only today but has been true in years past. Back during the 1980s, when there were huge losses of jobs in the steel industry, the government restricted the importation of foreign steel. It has been estimated that this saved 5,000 jobs in the American steel industry. But of course restriction of competition from lower-priced imported steel made steel more expensive to American producers of products containing steel. erefore the price of these products rose, making them less in demand at these higher prices, causing losses of sales at home and in the world market. e bottom line is that, while 5,000 jobs were saved in the American steel industry, 26,000 jobs were lost in American industries that produced products made of steel. On net balance, the country lost jobs by restricting the importation of steel. None of this was peculiar to the steel industry. Restrictions on the importation of sugar are estimated to have cost three times as many jobs in the confection industry as they saved in the sugar industry. e arti cially high price of sugar in the United States led some American producers of confections to relocate to Mexico and Canada, where the price of sugar is lower. ere is no free lunch in the job market, any more than there is anywhere else. e government can always create particular jobs or save particular jobs, but that does not mean that it is a net creation of jobs or a net saving of jobs. e government can create a million jobs tomorrow, just by hiring that many people. But where does the government get the money to pay those people? From the private economy -which loses the money that the government gains. With less money in the private sector, the loss of jobs there can easily exceed the million jobs created in the government or in industries subsidized by the government. e Obama administrations creation of green jobs has turned out to cost far more money per job than the cost of creating a job in the private sector. In addition to reducing jobs in the private sector by taking money out of the private sector to pay for government-subsidized jobs, the Obama administration has made businesses reluctant to hire because of the huge uncertainties it has created for businesses as regards the cost of adding employees. With thousands of regulations still being written to implement ObamaCare, no one knows how much this will add to the cost of hiring new employees. In the face of this economic uncertainty, even businesses that have an increased demand for their products can meet that demand by working their existing employees overtime, instead of adding new employees. Many employers hire temporary workers, who are not legally entitled to bene ts such as health insurance, and who will therefore not be a ected by the cost of ObamaCare. When President Obama boasts of the number of jobs created during his administration, the numbers he cites may be correct, but he doesnt count the other jobs that were lost during his administration. His critics cite the latter. Both can claim to be right because they are talking about di erent things. What has been the net e ect? During this administration, the proportion of the working age population that has a job has fallen to the lowest level in decades. e o cial unemployment rate does not count the millions of people who have simply given up looking for a job. If everybody gave up looking for a job, the o cial unemployment rate would fall to zero. But that would hardly mean that the problem was solved or that the stimulus worked. Creating particular jobs does not mean a net increase in jobs. 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.COMChief Justice Roberts Handed ObamaCares Future to We the People OPINION LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:Linda Cooper General Manager Kathy Hilliard Editor Christina Cozart Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout Ren Moore Of ce manager/ Sales/Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org classi email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042 Chie and: (352) 490-4462 Fax: 352) 490-4490Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publishers liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday. Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 By Kathy HilliardEditorBack in February of 2011 we heard and read rumors of the Obama Administration hiring an army of new IRS agents. Of course, at that time most gured that the new Obama Tax Crew was going to make sure that those procrastinators who have been putting o the inevitable would nally have to come up with the cash for their income taxes and penalties, except, of course, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner who paid the tax and interest but got the penalty waived. But now we know the real truth. Chief Justice John Roberts opened up the Truth Box and called ObamaCare what it was a gigantic tax scheme which will require hiring scads more IRS agents to enforce. e truth has nally caught up and now we have con rmation of what Obama and crew knew all along but did not want to say that nasty little word, tax. e newly hired agents now have job security at the expense of American taxpayers buying health care. e House Ways and Means Committee sta including the outspoken Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), have formulated and estimated that up to 6,500 new IRS personnel will be needed to examine, audit and collect the new tax information on families and small businesses mandated by the new A ordable Care Act regulations. I wonder who came up with the name A ordable Care Act? According to Brady, this is the largest expansion of agents since Franklin D. Roosevelt rst started withholding taxes from our income. When most people think of health care reform they think of more doctorss exams, not more IRS exams, said Congressman Brady. We need thousands of new doctors and nurses in America not thousands more IRS agents. Fox Business Channels very lively and passionate Stuart Varney expounded on some statistics that will make you feel very ill. e new mandate at our doorstep has 21 di erent tax increases that total about $400 billion hidden from our view at the moment but there will be plenty of agents to make sure we see them in the future so they can collect. Every penny that comes into the household will have to be accounted for and health care plans must be government-approved and proved. In some scenarios written about on an unending array of articles on the internet even the money made at the kids lemonade stand will require reporting, that is, if the city ordinances did not close them down for lack of a permit or occupational license. Worse yet is that the IRS has hired workers that are just plain old debt collectors making 25 percent commissions on gathering up the baskets of taxes. With an incentive like that, you now can see why they are so insistent, rude and frankly, dont give a damn, as Rhett Butler of Gone with the Wind fame would put it. Does it all make sense now? Did Chief Justice Roberts do us a favor. I think yes. Not only do we need to remove Obama but also any representative that deals in collective and socialist agendas. is is not about feelings, it is about freedom. Wait till you see how you feel when your freedom is taken away. No matter how they couch it as being something good for us, it is an unprecedented power and money grab utilizing the IRS and a new plethora of taxes. And they knew this all along, as I suspect Roberts also surmised and took the chance in exposing it for all to see. In the words of the great C. S. Lewis in God in the Dock: Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. e robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.Letter to EditorIRS the ObamaCare Agent of Change without Hopecontinued on page 5A by Jack Tymann at NewsBalance.comIn his opinion Chief Justice Roberts stated It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices. Herein rests both the reason for and the solution to Roberts unexpected ruling. While now vili ed by conservatives across America, Roberts may be not a goat but a hero. By siding with and then negotiating the best possible deal with the Courts liberals, Roberts has placed both Obama and ObamaCare in jeopardy simultaneously. With Roberts writing the majority opinion, the four liberal judges automatically agreed with him. ey actually ruled that the ObamaCare mandate, relative to the Commerce Clause, is unconstitutional. is means Congress cant compel American citizens to purchase anything. Not ever. e notion is now o cially and forever unconstitutional. As it should be. Next, without the ability to mandate, to fund ObamaCare going forward Congress must rely on its power to tax. erefore, any mechanism that funds any part of ObamaCare must be a tax. is means that the Senate can overturn any ObamaCare funding, or eventually ObamaCare in total, with a simple majority of 51 votes. Recall back during the initial ObamaCare battles, the Democrats and President Obama repeatedly consistently soft sold it as a penalty, insisting it was not a tax. But when the Administration argued in front of the Supreme Court, they said hey, a penalty or a tax, either way your call. So, Roberts responded well it cant be a penalty under the Commerce Clause, so its a tax. And now its a tax, beyond word play, denials, or silly shenanigans. ObamaCare must be funded by tax dollars. roughout the 2012 election cycle, Democrats must now defend 21 hidden tax hikes, 16,000 new IRS agents, hundreds of new job killing agencies and regulations, $500B stolen from Medicare, and the largest tax increase in US history; all in the face of high unemployment and a $16T national debt. Next the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the ObamaCare idea that the federal government can bully states into complying by yanking their Medicaid funding. e Administration, through ObamaCare, were basically telling the states: comply with ObamaCare or well stop your Medicaid funding. Roberts and two liberal judges joined four conservatives in ruling that a no no. By a 7 to 2 vote the Court told the Feds that they cant tell a state how to run their healthcare programs, and if any state refuses one type of money, the federal government cant penalize that state by yanking other funding. erefore, a state can decline to participate in ObamaCare, without penalty. In summary, Roberts and his team of liberals ruled that the government cannot force citizens to purchase products or services under the Commerce Clause. And Roberts manipulated the liberal judges to come clean and admit that ObamaCare must be funded by tax increases. Finally they supported states rights by limiting the federal governments power over the states. And this has been done without creating a civil war. e Democrats are happily declaring victory in the Supreme Court battle, not understanding what really been done. Because this decision, while not guaranteeing a Romney victory, has energized Americas conservative base, along with millions of centrists and independents, to get out and vote Republican in November. e 2nd American Revolution continues; this struggle a bloodless one, to be ultimately won at the ballot box. ose who understand this are the Founding Fathers of this second revolution. And they will now work even more tirelessly to see Republicans win back the White House, take back the Senate, increase their advantage in the House, and then repeal ObamaCare early in 2013. If ObamaCare had been ruled unconstitutional by 5 4 vote this would have plagued our nation for decades; like other 5 4 votes in history; and like the Founding Fathers failure to abolish slavery by a single vote on several occasions. Justice Roberts has placed the future of ObamaCare is in our hands, in the hands of we the people, where it properly belongs. And with the Supreme Court ruling, the probability of Congressional ObamaCare repeal has increased signi cantly. Furthermore, the probability has increased for several new conservative young Supreme Court justices in the next four years one replacing Scalia who really wants to leave. Charles Krauthammer calls the Roberts opinion one of the great constitutional nesses of all time. ank you Justice Roberts. Brilliant! Its interesting to note that both the majority and dissenting opinions clearly highlight, for historians, that the unmitigated disastrous 2700 page bill signed into law in 2010 is irrational, contradictory, unworkable, and dysfunctional. Both opinions point out several places where the bill says diametrically opposed things. Neither opinion shows even a shred of respect for the governments legal acumen in their briefs, nor do either in any way suggest ObamaCare is anything other than bad policy. On balance, the decision is a victory for constitutionally limited government. And it drags progressives out from behind their pretense of compassion and virtue, focusing Americans on cost and tax realities rather than the illusion of free bene ts. What is now left for ObamaCare going forward is either total repeal or a series of unrelenting problems, countless lawsuits, and in fact mass confusion. Were going to have a number of states, perhaps half, opting out of ObamaCare so any idea of a national health care program is dead. Even if the Democrats miraculously prevail in November, they will face a
The Levy County Journal 5AJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Clerk of CourtWilbur F Dean (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-486-4420 email@example.com *Danny J Shipp (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 352-221-5276County Commission, District 1Jason Kennedy (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-317-1041 firstname.lastname@example.org John Meeks (Rep) Archer FL 32618 352-486-2762 email@example.com Jaime Gri n (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 404-797-5334 firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty Commission, District 3Joseph Cino Jr (Rep) Inglis FL 34449 352-447-4017 email@example.com Mike Joyner (Rep) Morriston FL 32668 352-572-4098 Al Macri (Dem) Morriston FL 32668 352-528-2523 firstname.lastname@example.org Darryl Diamond (Rep) Inglis, FL 34449 352-447-4442 email@example.comCounty Commission, District 5*Danny Stevens (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-538-4263County Judge*James T Browning (NP) Morriston FL 32668 352-281-4045 firstname.lastname@example.org Cyndee Munkittrick (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-9007 email@example.comProperty Appraiser*Osborn Barker (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-1394 firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Board, District 2Avery Baker (NP) Chie and, FL 32626 352-214-0511 email@example.com Christopher Cowart (NP) Cedar Key FL 32625 352-231-3451 firstname.lastname@example.org Billy Hinote (NP) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-0601 email@example.com Kyle Quincey (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-4856 firstname.lastname@example.org Marissa DeHaven (NP) Cedar Key, FL 352-543-6788 email@example.com Sandra Worthington Hodge (NP) Chie and, FL 352-535-5414School Board, District 4*Paige Brookins (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-7882 firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Superintendent*Robert Hastings (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-221-2668 email@example.com Cindy Roach (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 352-949-0305 firstname.lastname@example.orgSheri Bobby McCallum (Rep) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-2811 email@example.com Evan Sullivan (Rep) Williston FL 32696 352-484-5993 firstname.lastname@example.org Lee Sullivan (NP) Bronson, FL 32621 352-577-5389 Noel Desmond (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-493-0979 noelchie email@example.comSupervisor of ElectionsTammy Jones (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-665-2475 firstname.lastname@example.org Brooke Ward (Rep) Trenton, FL 32693 352-535-5337 email@example.comTax Collector*Linda Fugate (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-577-4028 firstname.lastname@example.org = IncumbentNOTE: Read the candidates information available 24/7 & FREE at our website at: LevyJournalOnline.com Aged Approaching Asia Brands Cans Chief Coin Compares Cubes Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Danish Deed Door Earn Energy Heap Herds Hips Hunt Ices Kids Kiss Lazy Ledge Lifting Line List Loan Math Note Pets Ponies Pools Rabbit Reeds Ride Riot Word SearchRisk Rival Rose Seas Sees Seize Sending Sizes Soldier SolveLevy 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 Just a quick reminder! A few weeks ago we wrote about a Trojan virus called DNSChanger and let you know about the possibility of not being able to get onto the internet as of July 9th if your computer is infected. is is because in 2007 cybercriminals released a virus that, once infected, would redirect your computer to a server under their control. ese servers would push web ads, resulting in millions of dollars going to the cybercriminals. Last year the FBI was successful in arresting the individuals responsible and seized over 100 servers used by these criminals, e ectively breaking up the crime ring. Due to the number of people infected, the criminals servers were kept online so as to not disrupt the web activities of those infected. However, the FBI set a date of July 9th, 2012 to turn o the servers. And if your computer is still infected, you may now not be able to connect to the internet (as of July 9th). So July 9th has come and gone! What do I do now if I cannot get onto the internet??? If you cannot connect, you may be infected by the DNS Changer. Many service providers are notifying their customers about this and are creating help pages that will help you detect and clean up DNS Changer from your system. Below is a partial list with links to their information. If you do not see your provider on the list, you can always call your Internet Service Provider for their assistance. ISP Links ATT AT&T DNS Changer information page for Home and Business Customers and 8 Suggestions for Mitigating and Preventing DNSChanger Malware in your Enterprise What Can Help You Avoid Being a Victim Century Link CenturyLink DNSChanger Customer Notice Comcast DNS Changer Bot FAQ Cox COX DnsChanger Malware Information Shaw Communications Shaw Virus Protection Time Warner Cable & Time Warner Cable & Roadrunner Website for DNS Changer Malware Roadrunner Verizon Verizons Virus Help Website for DNS Changer Malware Additionally, if you believe that your computer is infected with DNSChanger, Forbes has provided additional recommendations of how to remove the DNS Changer in their April 23, 2012 article (go to http://www.forbes.com/ sites/adriankingsleyhughes/2012/04/23/ fbi-disinfect-your-computer-or-risk-losinginternet-access-come-july/ ), as well as a list of available removal tools which are listed below and their website addresses: Hitman Pro (32bit and 64bit versions) go to http://surfright.nl/en/products/ Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller http:// support.kaspersky.com/faq/? 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But in truth it was profoundly clever and ingenious. While most pundits and politicians were playing checkers, Roberts engaged in a game of chess. With a few brilliant moves he has preserved the Commerce Clause, limited the federal governments ability to coerce, forced ObamaCare proponents to come clean and admit the truth about 21 hidden tax increases, defended States Rights and has allowed states to refuse to play in ObamaCare. Finally Roberts has passed the chess board to the American voters, to make one nal move and declare check mate on November 6th. And as we now ponder our choices for November, Justice Roberts is saying I give you a Republic, if you can preserve it.Chief Justice Roberts continued from page 4A
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Protect Your Home 3750 Priority Way South Dr., Ste 200, Indianapolis, IN 46240. **Crime data taken from http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/gallery/posters/pdfs/Crime_Clock.p df Florida bowhunters have two opportunities to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation-certi ed bowhunter education course. e rst class will be o ered at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex in Newberry, during the second annual Easton Foundations Hunting Expo, Aug. 25, starting at 8 a.m. People attending the Bowhunter Jamboree at the Citrus Wildlife Management Area, near Inverness, will have a chance to complete the bowhunting course eld day Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both courses will be conducted using the new online, distance-learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may now access the program on the National Bowhunter Education Foundation website: NBEF. org. Enter through the Florida portal after selecting Courses and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive eld day. Tickets to the Bowhunter Jamboree range from $20 (youth) to $50 (families) and include a one-year membership in the Florida Bowhunters Council, sponsor of the event. e course is o ered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Hunter Safety Section and the Florida Bowhunters Council. While these courses do not satisfy the hunter education requirements for Florida, they are well worth taking, said Steve Robbins, FWC Hunter Safety coordinator in Lake City. Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting, including: History of bowhunting; Safe and responsible bowhunting; Know your bow and arrow; Preparing for the hunt; Shot placement and game recovery; Use of elevated stands and other techniques; Outdoor preparedness. Participants must bring their own equipment, including bow and arrows. At the jamboree, they should bring a lawn chair for their comfort. Students can register for either course in advance by calling the FWCs North Central Regional O ce at 386/754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/HunterSafety and selecting Bowhunter. Students of all ages may participate. Additional information for the Easton Foundations Hunting Expo can be found at http://eastonnewberrysportscomplex. com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/pages/Easton-Newberry-SportsComplex/125485530865518. For more information on the jamboree near Inverness, send an email to Steven. Robbins@MyFWC.com.Bowhunting Classes O ered Hello my fellow Floridian Republicans, e Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention is calling you into action! We need volunteers to represent not only the state of Florida, not only the Tampa Bay area, but to represent the Republican Party at its nest. e COA is working closely with the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee to make sure that all of our volunteer needs are being met. But I wanted to reach out to you speci cally. Its people like you that have the friends, that have the passion, that have the personal experiences that will resonate with this amazing gift that has been bestowed upon the Tampa Bay area. Everybody knows that Governor Romney will need Florida to clinch the Presidential nomination, so come show those out-of-towners what Florida is all about! Leda Williams is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Committee on Arrangements. You will nd her contact information below. Shoot her an email with your questions, or to let her know youre ready to volunteer. Shell be able to walk you through the registration process step by step. Also below, there is some basic information about our di erent volunteering opportunities. Leda Williams, External A airs Volunteer Programs 2012 Republican National Convention (o) 813.999.4645volunteers@gopconvention2012. comor you may contact me directly Deborah Cox-Roush Volunteer Coordinator Operations Committee on Arrangements 2012 Republican National Convention (o) email@example.comOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGSO cial Proceedings will be using volunteers to drive convention participants (speakers) from the airport, to their hotels, and over to the Tampa Bay Times Forum. ese volunteers must be at least 25 years old, have a clean driving record, and be comfortable driving a SUV. O cial Proceedings volunteers are key to ensuring that all convention participants are safely and promptly transported to their needed destination in order to create the best program possible.OPERATIONSOperations volunteers will assist convention sta in managing the physical operations of the convention. ese volunteers will be used as greeters, way nders, and will assist in an ADA-capacity for those attendees requesting ADA assistance.SECURITYSecurity volunteers will provide additional protection for convention delegates and attendees. Security volunteers will help process people through the security check-points, assist with possible emergency situations, and act as a support system for other law enforcement personnel present at the convention. Prior law enforcements or military experience is preferred.TRANSPORTATIONTransportation will be utilizing volunteers to help guide convention delegates and attendees in the loading and un-loading of buses, answering bus route inquiries, and assisting in an ADAcapacity for those attendees requesting ADA assistance. Transportation volunteers play the vital role of helping to ensure that the 400-bus system used during the entire week of the 2012 Republican National Convention runs e ciently. Notice: All volunteers will be required to participate in one Volunteer Orientation and one Division Brie ng. All volunteers will be issued a volunteer uniform by the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee. All volunteers must be 18 years old (or 25 years old for O cial Proceedings) by June 30th, 2012. All volunteers will be subject to a background check. Credentials will be assigned based on the volunteer capacity in which you are serving; speci c credentials are not guaranteed to any volunteer. While in uniform, volunteers should not publicize personal political missions, opinions or a liations. Due to the live nature of this event, information is subject to change. 2012 is the year we take back our nations capital, our nations well-being, and it all starts right here in Tampa Bay. Join us!Sincerely, Deborah Cox-Roush Operations Volunteer Coordinator Committee on Arrangements 2012 Republican National Convention firstname.lastname@example.org COA O ce: 813-999-4616 COA Cell: 813-382-7493 Suwannee Farms, an agriculture operation that produces cattle, vegetables, and forage crops in Suwannee County, is dedicated to reducing nutrient losses to the environment while conserving water in the process. e farm is participating in a three-year study to determine the e ects of nutrient recycling on its operation. e study is evaluating nutrient imports to the farm such as manure, feed and fertilizer and nutrient exports such as crop products and beef that leave the farm, atmospheric loss, and nutrients that might leach into groundwater. Soil, crops, and water are analyzed for nutrient concentrations all to determine how e ciently those nutrients are being utilized on the farm and the potential for nutrients to be lost to the environment. e study was initiated in 2009 by the Suwannee River partnership (SRP) and is being led by the University of Florida /Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/ IFAS). Funding is provided by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), UF/IFAS, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and Suwannee Farms. Now in its nal year, the study will determine the e ects of best management practices (BMPs) currently used on the farm and how these practices could expand to improve nutrient management. is study is a positive step toward improving nutrient management and protecting water quality, said Hugh omas, SRP coordinator. It also has the added bene t of conserving water. Building nutrients and organic matter in soils allows the soils to hold moisture which conserves irrigation water. Improved irrigation management conserves water and protects water quality. e goal is to keep the right amount of water in the root zone, which is vital to reducing nutrient losses to the environment. omas said over watering pushes fertilizer past the root zone. Under watering stresses the crop and doesnt allow fertilizer to be utilized. But application of the right amount of water helps the crop take up fertilizer, which results in the protection of water quality and a productive yield for the farmer. Once the study is complete, the ndings will be used to provide nutrient management recommendations to dairy and other con ned-animal operations. is research could have far-reaching e ects, said omas. e data will be used to improve BMPs state-wide and possibly around the nation. omas said the study is expected to be nalized sometime next year. submitted by the SRWMDStudy of Nutrient Recycling on Local Farm Could Protect and Save Water During a tour of Suwannee Farms on May 22, SRPs Joel Love, kneeling, and UF/IFAS George Hochmuth, second from left, collect leachate water samples while other participants look on.
The Levy County Journal 7AJuly 12, 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 SALE 540 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. Call 386/935-2300 or Kevin Craven at 352/463-8700 or go to www.grace-ministry. net for more info. Tfnf --------Guardian ad Litem Be the one to advocate for abused and neglected children who have never been told they are loved, smart, strong, worthy that they are Somebody. Dont wait to be the one to give them hope. No special background needed. Legal and staff support provided. The next class starts June 12th. Orientations held every 4th Thursday from 12-1 pm at 102 N. Main St, Chie and. For more info, call 352/4936051 or go to www.gal. alachua. .us. Only 50% of children in Levy County have an advocate to stand up for them. Call today 352/493-6051 Visit today www.gal. alachua. .us Tfn Jf --------NEW OPEN NA MEETING IN CEDAR KEY The United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting a new N.A. meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is an Open Meeting for A.A. members as well as N.A. members. tfnf125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! We move em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. 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All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman.myflorida. com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf210 HELP WANTEDHEAD START TEACHER Possess at least an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. Please send resum and references to Clyatt House Learning Center, PO Box 1070, Chie and, FL 32644 or pickup application at 3690 NW 120 Street, Chie and. 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Call (352) 318-9262. 7/19Jp --------3BEDROOM/2BATH ON 1 ACRE Assumable with terms. By Owner. $1,500 moves you in. Call for details (352) 318-9262. 7/19Jp440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352-215-1018. 8/23Jp --------4 ACRES WILLISTON: Secluded country setting. Gorgeous Oaks with cleared homesite. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $39,900.00 Only $410/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 8/23Jp --------1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED!! Cleared homesite. Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing. No down Payment! $29,900.00. Only 307.56/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352/215-1018. 8/23Jp --------5 ACRES WILLISTON: 6671 NE 131 Ave. WELL SEPTIC & POWER! Gorgeous Oak Shaded Homesite! Fenced! Perfect for Horses! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $59,900.00 Only $525.67/mo www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352/215-1018. 8/23Jp445 WANT TO BUYJUNK CARS BOUGHT: $ 150 $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp CASH FOR batteries, starters, alternators, catalytic converters, aluminum rims, copper, brass and any aluminum. CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks $300 and up. FREE scrap metal removal including appliances. Licensed secondhand metal recycling: License # 48-8015653199-5. Call Mike at 352/215-9459. 7/26Jp CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 8/2Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! We have the latest technology in laser etchings and can also inscribe nal dates and lettering at the cemetery. Located at 1471 NE 512 Ave. (behind McCrab church) Hwy 349 7 miles north of Old Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4 & Sat. 8-12 or call for after hours appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/13Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. tfnJe --------LUMBER FOR SALE Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn 515 YARD SALETOOLS YARD SALE come and nd the tool you need at a Yard Sale on Sat. July 14 at the County Seat Barber Shop on Hathaway in Bronson from 7 a.m. until ?? For more info: 352/316-5770 7/12Jp REGISTERED TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE MARE: 16 hand bay mare with excellent pedigree. Sire: Supreme Versatility Champion Investment Genius; Dam: linebred Go Boys Shadow with lots of Merry Boy, Midnight Sun and some Last Chance, NO Pride. Excellent broodmare, not trained to ride, halter handled. Regularly trimmed, shots and wormings, healthy. GOOD HOME ONLY. Call 386/9352880 or 386/854-0331 for more information. tfnJe555 AUTOMOBILESWE WANT TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE, CAR, TRUCK, VAN any make, any model, especially Honda, Toyota and Nissan, but any make will do. Title or no title, no problem; running or not, perfect or not so perfect condition. Paying up to $30,000 for vehicles. Call AJ at 813335-3794. 7/12Jp ANY JUNK CAR cash paid up to $300. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 8/2Jp 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes.$20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com CLASSIFIED ADS Service Jacks Land
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HD hard drive space comparison based on equipment currently available. HD programming requires HD television. Prices, packages, programming and oers subject to change without notice. Oer available fo r new and qualied former customers, and subject to terms of applicable Promotional and Residential Customer agreements. Additional restrictions may apply. Oer ends 7/31/12. HBO, Cinemax and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Oce, Inc. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime Networks Inc., a CBS Company. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. All new customers are subject to a one-time, non-refundable processing fee. Log Cabin Quilters e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, July 5th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Everyone worked on their various projects. Items were brought in for our Christmas in July table. After lunch, the Levy County 4-H sewing camp came for a visit and to work on their sewing projects. e 4-H group has been coming every summer for years. It was great to have them out. Greg and the boys were out earlier in the week. e rain has been great for our grass and its keeping the boys busy. Hopefully this week we can get some of the inside projects done. My little quilt is coming along. Pat G. cut out the strips for the sides to make the quilt a little larger, then well sandwich the quilt. en its time to hand tie it. Dont forget our hours are Tuesday thru Saturday from 10-3 and we have rockers waiting for you to sit and rock a spell. Peggy Williams has nished her Bird Quilt. The quilt was hand quilted and Peggy stitched around each of the birds to make them stand out a little more. Great job, Peggy.Cedar Keys Chef Jungklaus Gives Tips for Making AwardWinning Clam ChowderBy VisitFlorida.comGuess where you'll nd the world's best tasting clam chowder? It's not New England, but right here in Cedar Key! ree-time winner of the Great Chowder Cooko in Newport, R.I., Chef Eric Jungklaus certainly has some clam-tastic bragging rights for beating out the "big boys" of New England as well as several international contenders in this culinary contest. Inspired by his brother Tony, Chef Eric Jungklaus created the recipe to be a memorable signature dish for their local Cedar Key eatery, Tony's Seafood Restaurant. While he wont give the exact recipe, he did let us know that he uses a proprietary blend of spices along with butter, cream and bacon. Isn't everything delicious made with butter, cream and bacon? Here are Chef Jungklaus' recommendations for making the perfect clam chowder:TONY'S CLAM CHOWDER TIPSBasic Ingredients for a chowder base: Flour, Butter, Celery, Onion, Vegetable Stock, Salt & PepperTonys Tips: Substitute CLAM JUICE for vegetable stock. Sautee celery and onion in separate pan, then add to base. Basic Ingredients to nish your chowder: Chopped Clams, Celery, Potatoes, Wine, Bacon, Whole Milk, Carrots, OnionsTonys Tips: To give a thicker, heartier texture and avor ... Use red onions and red potatoes. Try Hardwood Smoked Bacon. Chop bacon and pan cook until golden brown. Add some of the bacon pan drippings to your chowder. Use half-n-half and heavy cream instead of plain milk. Avoid carrots. Typical Chowder Seasonings: Bay leaf, hot sauce, dill weed, black pepper and saltTonys Tips: Chopped Garlic will give your chowder a kick. Butter adds avor, color and a little sweetness. Try some dry spice blends: Parsley akes, black pepper, white pepper, green and red pepper, red pepper akes Key: Whisk dry spice blend into half-n-half before adding to chowder.Cooking Instructions:Most people heat chowder on a stove in a sauce pan.Tonys Tip:Dust o your crock pot! When your recipe is complete, give the chowders avors an hour or more to all come together. VisitFlorida.com is a great way to introduce your vacationing friends to Florida and all her beauty. Pass it on. Property Appraiser Oz Barker Gives Thanks ank you very much for the opportunity to give a statement regarding my being unopposed for reelection to the o ce of Levy County Property Appraiser. I must start the same as I did four years ago when rst being elected and that is by giving all praise, honor and glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is by his sacri ce and o er of grace to me that I am capable of being useful for anything. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. I am thankful each and every day for Gods many blessings. First, my loving family and many Brothers and Sisters in Christ who faithfully support me with encouragement and prayers. Secondly, this job which I truly enjoy and look forward to each day. As I have told many over the past 3 years, I like the good and even the bad that comes with this job and I often feel that I am living out my greatest dream. irdly and by no means least, I am thankful and blessed by the awesome sta that God has placed around me. ey are the ones that make this o ce capable of providing the best possible service to each and every person that comes through our doors, calls on the phone, or sends a letter or email. I am humbled by the vote of con dence that I have been given by the citizens of this great county by allowing me another term in o ce and to do so unopposed. 1 Peter 5:5-6, 5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. 6. erefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7. casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. I say thank you Levy County citizens for this opportunity and I pledge to continue serving all, who come or call upon the Levy County Property Appraisers o ce, with respect and with a gracious attitude of humility. We will continue to strive for excellence and to improve our service to our community. I believe that we are supposed to do all we can to help in promoting goodwill and to help those who are in the public and private sector working courageously and tirelessly to build something for themselves and ultimately for our communities goodwill. I like to see good people succeed and be prosperous, because I know that they will return back to their communities the same blessings that they have received. I close by saying thank you much and may God Bless, Oz Barker
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 89, NO. 1 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION B 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 email@example.com.K-9 Hero, A VeteranBy Barbara SnowSouthern Chapter US War Dogs P. O. Box 10 Bronson, Florida 32621 www.uswardogs.org Barbara Snow is an energetic and passionate ambassador for the US War Dogs Organization and heads up the Bronson chapter. She recently stopped by the Levy County Journal o ce in Bronson and gave me a poem she wrote about these wonderful and faithful canine veterans. And they need our help to provide for their medical attention once they are retired. For more information on that subject you can email Barbara at k9mwds@gmail. com and she will ll you in on all the details you need. e website listed above is also a most excellent resource and will take many a soldier back in time at the WWII and Vietnam portions. Visit here and discover how these dedicated dogs gave up all they had to save their masters and friends in combat.K-9 Hero, A VeteranHow many more names would be on that Wall? Were it not for you you heeded our countrys call. You served and you bled thru all our war years Many of you died with only a handlers tears. Your duties are many, you scent and you track Your eyes tell me always, Ive got your back. You rescue and save lives and when thats in vain You recover to bring closure to a familys pain. You outsmart our enemies its you that they fear You warn me when mines and explosives are near. You guard our beaches and borders and Commander-in-Chief, Words Stop, or Ill release my dog mean its over for a thief. Your eyes burned in Oklahoma City, your paws felt the ame You brought me a small shoe I moaned, Oh God, No, in pain. You comforted me for a moment; you nudged me on too You knew we werent nished; we had more to do. You pull me to safety; you bring me a medics care I open my eyes and know that youre there. You have honor and spirit and feel our countrys pride Sometimes in the night, only you knew I cried. I wish you had time to just run and play Catch a Frisbee and swim for a dog, a good day But you are a Trooper, to duty you must My life before yours you give me that trust. No matter how clever an arsonists M.O. Your nose tells investigators what they need to know. Some call you Coastie, you get Semper Fi e chute makes you perk you love when we y. As an O cer and Deputy, its crime that you ght You wear the badge of the elite Guardians of the Night e love of a mascot knows no race, class or ranks Privates, Admirals, Generals all give you their thanks. When you outlive me and Taps reaches your ears You stand there with honor among bagpipes and tears. When your bones become old and you no longer serve Its medical care in retirement you earned and deserve. Congress could pass a law to resolve this need For all serving and in memory, for them I now plead. We must call you Veteran for you are one too No honor for me, if there is none for you. Till death do us part, this mantra rings true ey gave and give all for the Red, White and Blue. Photos courtesy of the U.S. War Dogs website Reward for Missing ChihuahuaMissing blue merle Chihuahua. Went missing along the Suwannee River between Jack's Sandbar and Fowler's Blu on June 30, 2012. Weighs about 3.5 lbs. and is spotted in color. $500 reward for safe return home. Call 352-498-6699 or 352-542-7194. Photos courtesy of the U.S. War Dogs website When Suwannee River oodwaters at Wilcox fell below 9 feet Sunday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) deactivated boating restrictions in Zone 4.Zone 4 is the section from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Blu to one mile below the Fowler Blu boat ramp. is 51-mile segment falls under the boating restrictions as long as the Suwannee is at 9 feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where ood stage is 11 feet. e FWC activated restrictions in this zone July 4. We veri ed with the Suwannee River Water Management District that the water level has fallen below the required 9 feet at Wilcox, said Capt. Martin Redmond, area supervisor at the FWCs Lake City o ce. Even though the restrictions have been lifted on this zone, we highly recommend people avoid boating on the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers until normal conditions and water levels return. ere are many navigational hazards along the rivers at this time, Redmond said. Dangers include oating debris, submerged navigational hazards and extremely strong currents on these rivers. ere is also the potential for public safety issues and the increased possibility of property damage from vessel wakes, the captain explained. FWC o cers are patrolling the rivers and continuing to assist local communities to help people dealing with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby, Redmond said. Zone 5 on the Santa Fe River remains an idle-speed, nowake zone. It was activated June 29. FWC o cers are still enforcing that zone. is zone is a 32-mile segment from River Rise in OLeno State Park west to the con uence of the Suwannee River. It was activated when the Santa Fe River reached 17 feet on the ree Rivers gauge, where ood stage is 19 feet. at zone remains in e ect. An idle-speed, no-wake restriction means a vessel must proceed at a speed no greater than what is required to maintain steerageway and headway in that river zone. 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. e Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers are divided into ve ood zones. e other three zones are: Zone 1 is from the U.S. 90 Bridge at Ellaville south to the State Road 51 Bridge at Luraville. is 39-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Suwannee River is at 47 feet or more, as indicated on the Ellaville gauge, where ood stage is 54 feet. Zone 2 stretches from the S.R. 51 Bridge at Luraville to Little River Spring. is 18-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Suwannee River is at 26 feet or more at the Branford gauge, where ood stage is 29 feet. Zone 3 runs from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Blu is 23-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Suwannee River is at 24 feet or more at the Branford gauge. To obtain real-time river level information, visit www. mysuwanneeriver.com. Restrictions on Zone 4 of Suwannee River LiftedLive Oak aftermath of Debby. Photo courtesy of SRWMD
The Levy County Journal2BJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Chamber 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. 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 Library Family Movie Night July 20Be sure to come to the Bronson Library on Fri., July 20 for our Family Movie Night. We will be showing Happy Feet at 6:30 p.m. ere will be popcorn and juice. For more information, contact the Library at 352/4862015.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 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. Call 352/486-5131 for more information on any of the Summer Camping opportunities.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ARCHERGrief and Loss Support Group in Archer Through Aug. 14Haven 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 352-4932333. 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.Cedar Key Arts CenterWe are delighted to report that we have 37 youngsters ages 6-15 signed up for the Cedar Key Arts Center Summer Program this year! In order to give this many children a quality art experience, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the younger children. No expertise is required, just a willingness to help one morning from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., any week day July 16-26. Please contact Mary Bottenberg marybottenberg@yahoo. com or Donna Bushnell email@example.com if you are able to lend a hand.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 YankeetownInglis 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. Zumba Looking 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, 352/447-2511Inglis Council Meeting August 14 e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on August 14 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, Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 12 Low 2:10 AM 1.7 6:42 AM Rise 1:35 AM 42 12 High 8:38 AM 3.7 8:34 PM Set 3:12 PM 12 Low 4:03 PM 1 12 High 10:22 PM 2.7 F 13 Low 3:13 AM 2 6:42 AM Rise 2:13 AM 33 13 High 9:37 AM 3.8 8:33 PM Set 4:05 PM 13 Low 5:16 PM 0.7 13 High 11:43 PM 2.8 Sa 14 Low 4:24 AM 2.1 6:43 AM Rise 2:54 AM 24 14 High 10:36 AM 3.9 8:33 PM Set 4:57 PM 14 Low 6:15 PM 0.5 Su 15 High 12:45 AM 2.9 6:43 AM Rise 3:39 AM 17 15 Low 5:31 AM 2 8:33 PM Set 5:48 PM 15 High 11:31 AM 4 15 Low 7:03 PM 0.3 M 16 High 1:33 AM 3.1 6:44 AM Rise 4:28 AM 10 16 Low 6:27 AM 1.9 8:32 PM Set 6:37 PM 16 High 12:20 PM 4.1 16 Low 7:44 PM 0.1 Tu 17 High 2:12 AM 3.3 6:45 AM Rise 5:20 AM 5 17 Low 7:16 AM 1.8 8:32 PM Set 7:23 PM 17 High 1:04 PM 4.2 17 Low 8:20 PM 0 W 18 High 2:46 AM 3.4 6:45 AM Rise 6:15 AM 1 18 Low 7:59 AM 1.7 8:32 PM Set 8:06 PM 18 High 1:45 PM 4.3 18 Low 8:54 PM -0.1Suwannee River EntranceTh 12 Low 2:28 AM 1.6 6:42 AM Rise 1:36 AM 42 12 High 8:44 AM 3.3 8:34 PM Set 3:13 PM 12 Low 4:21 PM 0.9 12 High 10:28 PM 2.4 F 13 Low 3:31 AM 1.9 6:43 AM Rise 2:13 AM 33 13 High 9:43 AM 3.3 8:34 PM Set 4:06 PM 13 Low 5:34 PM 0.7 13 High 11:49 PM 2.5 Sa 14 Low 4:42 AM 2 6:43 AM Rise 2:55 AM 24 14 High 10:42 AM 3.4 8:34 PM Set 4:58 PM 14 Low 6:33 PM 0.5 Su 15 High 12:51 AM 2.6 6:44 AM Rise 3:39 AM 17 15 Low 5:49 AM 1.9 8:34 PM Set 5:49 PM 15 High 11:37 AM 3.5 15 Low 7:21 PM 0.3 M 16 High 1:39 AM 2.7 6:44 AM Rise 4:28 AM 10 16 Low 6:45 AM 1.8 8:33 PM Set 6:37 PM 16 High 12:26 PM 3.6 16 Low 8:02 PM 0.1 Tu 17 High 2:18 AM 2.9 6:45 AM Rise 5:20 AM 5 17 Low 7:34 AM 1.7 8:33 PM Set 7:23 PM 17 High 1:10 PM 3.7 17 Low 8:38 PM 0 W 18 High 2:52 AM 3 6:45 AM Rise 6:15 AM 1 18 Low 8:17 AM 1.6 8:32 PM Set 8:07 PM 18 High 1:51 PM 3.8 18 Low 9:12 PM -0.1 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 12 Low 3:05 AM 1.6 6:41 AM Rise 1:35 AM 42 12 High 8:45 AM 3.4 8:32 PM Set 3:11 PM 12 Low 4:58 PM 0.9 12 High 10:29 PM 2.5 F 13 Low 4:08 AM 1.9 6:42 AM Rise 2:12 AM 33 13 High 9:44 AM 3.5 8:32 PM Set 4:04 PM 13 Low 6:11 PM 0.7 13 High 11:50 PM 2.5 Sa 14 Low 5:19 AM 2 6:42 AM Rise 2:54 AM 24 14 High 10:43 AM 3.5 8:32 PM Set 4:56 PM 14 Low 7:10 PM 0.5 Su 15 High 12:52 AM 2.6 6:43 AM Rise 3:38 AM 17 15 Low 6:26 AM 1.9 8:31 PM Set 5:46 PM 15 High 11:38 AM 3.6 15 Low 7:58 PM 0.3 M 16 High 1:40 AM 2.8 6:43 AM Rise 4:27 AM 10 16 Low 7:22 AM 1.8 8:31 PM Set 6:35 PM 16 High 12:27 PM 3.7 16 Low 8:39 PM 0.1 Tu 17 High 2:19 AM 3 6:44 AM Rise 5:19 AM 5 17 Low 8:11 AM 1.7 8:31 PM Set 7:21 PM 17 High 1:11 PM 3.8 17 Low 9:15 PM 0 W 18 High 2:53 AM 3.1 6:44 AM Rise 6:14 AM 1 18 Low 8:54 AM 1.6 8:30 PM Set 8:04 PM 18 High 1:52 PM 3.9 18 Low 9:49 PM -0.1 Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 905-1025 960 87.50-93.50 90.78 965-1085 1037 97.00-101.50 98.68 HD 1225-1545 1366 88.00-93.50 90.5 1250-1305 1278 96.50-99.00 97.78 HD 1685-1895 1729 87.00-90.00 89.41 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1145-1195 1165 86.00-89.50 87.44 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1260-1350 1312 104.00-105.50 104.72 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-230 223 275.00-290.00 279.7 255-290 269 230.00-245.00 240.02 305-345 323 212.00-220.00 217.09 460-490 473 146.00-151.00 148.8 505-535 522 138.00-142.00 139.3 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 260-285 277 214.00-225.00 218.31 305-345 324 196.00-200.00 198.33 560-590 579 127.00-133.00 130.99 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 365-380 370 156.00-163.00 157.88 410-440 428 152.00-160.00 154.92 510-540 531 135.00-140.00 138.8 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 205-230 216 180.00-190.00 185.12 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 985-1085 1018 99.00-120.00 113.5 Due to the 4th of July holiday, the usual livestock auctions were not held this week.Florida Cattle AuctionsBartow, FL u Jun 28, 2012 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market NewsWednesdays receipts at Arcadia (1182) and Ellisville (305) totaled 1,487 compared to 1,304 last week and 1,553 a year ago. According to the Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: compared to one week ago, slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to 4.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers steady, replacement cows 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Slaughter cows 26 percent, slaughter bulls 4 percent, and feeders 70 percent. In the feeder supply steers made up approximately 58 percent, heifers 27 percent, and replacement cows 15 percent.continued on page 3B Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 Florida livestock auctions that were held Wednesday Jun 27, 2012Swilley Family Reunion July 22 e Swilley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, July 22 at the Pavilion at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and family and friends are invited to come early and share pictures or stories about the family. You dont have to be a member of this Swilley family any Swilley family will be very welcome. Bring a covered dish. Ice and paper goods will be provided. For more information call Sammie at 352/493-4406. Franklin Noel Swilley (1846-1931) married Minerva Orange Rowe (1858-1930). ey had the following children: Samuel Swilley (1876-1900), Maggie Lorene Swillley Brown (1876-1937), omas Jacob (1880-1961), Kenneth Robert (1882-1945), Clement Scott (1884 198-), Mary Louise Swilley Jones (1887-1972), Reezin Rufus Frank Swilley (1889-1918), Sallie Swilley Moore (1891-1934), Annice Gay Swilley Brock (1893-1948), Call Rowe Swilley (1896-1959) and Clyatt Orlando Swilley (1896-1968)Poley Horne Reunion August 5 e Poley Horne Reunion will be held Sunday, August 5th at the Levy County Quilt Museum beginning at 10 a.m. and we invite you to come early to catch up on family news. Please bring a covered dish, disposable cutlery and place settings. is will be our rst reunion without Winnelle Horne so come and help us plan for the Reunion in 2013. For more information, call Jestine Brock at 463 2101 or Peggy Mayo at 528 4069. James Napoleon (Poley) Horne 1863-1960 married Legenia Macenis Keen (1877-1901) in 1882. He later married Willie E. Southall (1877-1954) Children of Poley and Legenia are John L. Horne (1882-1969), Cora Jane Horne Arrington (1885-1973), William Ross Horne (1887 1977), Ze e L. Horne Tew Brown ( 1887), Robert Cole Horne (1890-1979), Frances F. Horne Mercer ( 1893), Julie Harley Horne Swilley Cason (1895-1936), and Joseph Ferris Horne (1900 1964).REUNIONParrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion CANCELLED New Date is July 2013 e annual PARRISH, NETTLES, POLK reunion for Sunday July 15, 2012 at the Hart Springs Park in Bell, Florida has been cancelled due to the ooding. It has been rescheduled for July 21, 2013, so mark your calendar and we hope to see everyone next year. If you have any questions call Patti at 352/871-3960.
The Levy County Journal 3BJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 thought-provoking 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 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 Around the Nature Coast 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.USDA Commodity Distribution for Levy CountyChie and July 14 Methodist Church 707 Main St 9:30 10:30 a.m. Williston July 19 Masonic Lodge 1 2:00 p.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.AARP Political Forum July 14AARP Chapter 912 is sponsoring a Political Forum on Sat., July 14, 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., in the Community Center located in the Williston City Hall building. is is an excellent chance for anyone interested in local politics to hear the candidates. Following is the schedule for candidates: 9:00 a.m. JUDGES; 9:14 a.m. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; 9:30 a.m. SCHOOL BOARD; 10:15 a.m. CLERK OF COURT; 10:30 a.m. SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS; 10:45 a.m. PROPERTY APPRAISER and TAX COLLECTOR; 11:00 a.m. SHERIFF; 11:30 a.m. COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 1, DISTRICT 3 and DISTRICT 5. NOTE: Voter registration will be available on site. 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 SubCommittee 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: 352/732-1315. Fla. Long-term Care Ombudsman Meeting July 19Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman.my orida.com. e local council will meet on July 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. A short video introducing the program will play 15 minutes prior to the meeting.Workforce 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 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 Poker 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 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. 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 familyfocused 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. 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 352/3017727.AARP Chapter 92 Political Forum July 14AARP Chapter is sponsoring a County-wide Candidate Forum on Sat., July 14, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Community Center in the Williston City Hall building. In addition to meeting and listening to individual candidates, there will be voter registration available on site. Just a reminder--the last day to register for this years election is Mon., July 16. 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. 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The Levy County Journal4BJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 EDGAR GRIEVES JR. Edgar Ed Grieves, Jr of Trenton passed away July 3, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and at the age of 75. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Edgar L. and Erma (Whiting) Grieves, Sr. Ed served his country proudly in the US Army. He spent about 50 years upholstering furniture, training his son and passing the business on to him. He enjoyed cars, collecting coins, going to Flea Markets and EBAY. His children and grandchildren gave him the greatest joy. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Edgar Sr. and Erma and his brothers Ronnie and Bobby Grieves. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Sinkhorn of Chie and, and Kimberley Grieves of Archer; sons, Edgar ( eresa) Grieves, III of Trenton and Shawn (Ursula) Grieves of Chie and; brothers: Byron Grieves of Pennsylvania, Vernon Grieves of Tennessee and Kenny Grieves of Florida; sister Naomi Alday of Georgia; his beloved grandchildren: Amanda, Shae, Amye, Clayton, Jordan, Preston, Sarah, David Scott, Brittany, Stephanie, Ashley, Breann, Kerrisa and Connor. A gathering took place ursday, July 5, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at HiersBaxley Funeral Services in Chie and. Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com KENNETH C. HAYES Kenneth C. Hayes of Chie and passed away July 5, 2012 at the Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and at the age of 84. He was born in Cross Plains, Tennessee to Wilford C. and Lucy Ella (Copeland) Hayes. In 2005 he moved from North Dixie County to Chie and. Mr. Hayes was a Computer Programmer Analyst for Hillsborough County. Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his wife, Janie Hayes and son Quentin Charles Hayes. He is survived by his sons and their wives: Richard Kenneth Hayes of St. Petersburg, James Walter and Sylvia Hayes of Chie and, Je rey Wilford and Karla Hayes of Clearwater and Joseph Bryant and Judi Hayes of Starke; his 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 ObituariesAre You Ready to Take a Leap of Faith? Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming Huge crowds waited anxiously out in the elds. Dozens of world dignitaries had assembled along this dusty old Mississippi turn row. e President himself was standing to salute as I rode a wheelie past him on my new Honda XR75 motorcycle. Never before had such an event taken place out behind my grandpas barn. Over by the grain bins the reporters crowded Miss America for her comments. Dont do it Guy, she pleaded and wiped a tear from her eye. It was too late. I had already found the plywood to make the take o ramp. Shortly thereafter I was rolling a 55 gallon drum out of the barn when my little brother Heath pierced my day dream. Whacha doing? he asked with his big snaggle toothed grin. Get outta here punk, I shouted, and pretended to lunge at him. He fell back. (I could do that then. I was thirteen and he was seven.) As usual, he popped up quicker than a Bozo punching bag and asked, Can I help? You might as well, I fumed, Miss Americas done gone now! As great daredevils are apt to do, I made some last minute ramp adjustments. I took a few dry test runs to carefully calculate the precise speed I would need to clear the barrel. Finally, when I could think of no other suspense builders, I readied for my approach. is was the moment the world had waited for. I ipped the lid down on my helmet and gave one last wave to the crowd. Heath waved back. I revved that poor little engine for all it was worth, and then puttered o carefully. I mustve been topping out at over 10 mph when I hit that ramp. I made it all the way to the topactually cleared the barrel somehow. Sliding to a stop I let the dust clear, threw the bike over, and stood there with both arms raised basking in the glow. Heath came rushing over. Im his hero, I thought. My turn... My turn... He cried. After Id gotten 20 or 30 jumps under my belt I nally decided to give in to Heaths non-stop begging. Of course, to make sure I maintained my distance records I gave him strict orders to stay in rst gear. e rst indication he hadnt been listening was when he went plum around front of the house to start his approach. I couldnt see him, but then I heard him coming; cranking it down and winding it out every gear. He blazed around the corner doing at least fty. I was screaming and agging my arms wildly, but he only had one thing on his mind, and he hit that ramp as fast as that Honda would go. Im not sure what the world motorcycle jumping record is, but I can tell you, I was the lone witness to it that day. Heath was probably still on the way up when he set it! He jumped clean over the whole back yard and landed with a thud just short of the cotton elds. Somehow he managed to hold on, although his legs were apping along behind like sheets in the wind, and that knobby back tire was working his business over something erce. He zoomed into those freshly plowed rows at full speed, each bump causing him to goose the throttle more. He was half way across the eld before he nally bogged down. By the time I got there he was back on his feet. He forced a muddy half grin and muttered, Your turn. I guess you could say little Heath had been so anxious to mount up with wings like eagles that hed forgotten to wait upon the Lord! at can sure make for some bumpy landings, especially with regards to sharing your Christian faith. I should know. I still hear from a host of family members who like to testify how my initial approach came in just a little too fast right after I got saved. However, theres a ditch on both sides of that road. We cant just sit around calculating and procrastinating either. If were waiting on the ramp to be set up perfectly well probably never jump. As Christians we must be willing to ip the lid down on our helmet of salvation and pop the clutch when the Lord gives us the nod. Just remember, without the Holy Spirit in your witnessing, youre just ying o into left eld. But anywayLift up your eyes and remember those huge crowds; the ones cheering for you from above, and those that are in the elds white to harvest. Dont be scared to make that great leap of faith. (Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. 1 Peter 3:15 NLT) -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she firstname.lastname@example.org. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand 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. Chie and UMC Commodities Distribution July 14 e Chie and United Methodist Men will distribute USDA Commodities at 9:30 a.m. Sat. July 14 at the First United Methodist Church, 707 North Main Street in Chie and.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, family-friendly 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 Take-Off 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 28, 2012Erich Michael Urcavich, 10/24/79, to Christina Marie Hotaling, 2/3/85, both of Archer.July 2, 2012Richard Dietrich Daly, 1/26/41, to Deborah Lynne Netemeyer, 4/14/54, both of Homosassa. Bernard Gray Jr., 3/25/74, of Chie and to Carla Elaine Davis, 5/30/70, of Newberry.
The Levy County Journal 5BJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Obituaries continued from page 4B Community Calendar continued from page 3B nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hardeetown Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Keisler o ciating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Program, PO Box 405, Chie and, FL 32644. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com WILBUR MIZE June 1, 1924 July 7, 2012 Wilbur Bill Mize of Trenton passed away July 7, 2012 at Clare Bridge Assisted Living in Gainesville at the age of 88. He was born in Staten Island, NY on June 1, 1924 to William and Emma (Stevens) Mize and moved to this area from Maryland in 1982. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Mize retired from the US Army proudly serving his country during WWII and the Korean Con ict. Mr. Mize was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jo Mize. He is survived by his sons Ken Mize of Trenton and Tom (Susan) Mize urmont, MD, and his two grandchildren. Visitation and Gathering will be Saturday, July 14th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chie and followed by burial at Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com 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. CINO Political advertisement paid for and approved by Joseph Cino Jr. Republican for County Commission Dist. #3 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. 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 closed-toe 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 non-dancing 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. 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 email@example.com Chie and Community Blood Drive starting July 13Look for the bloodmobile at the Chie and Community Blood Drive on Fri., July 13 and Sat., July 14 at Wal-Mart, North Hwy. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors are also welcome to donate at LifeSouths Chie and donor center in the Winn-Dixie shopping center across from Wal-Mart on North Hwy. 19 on Fri., July 13 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat., July 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.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 eventsChie and City Council Meeting on July 23 e Chie and City Council meets at City Hall on Mondays with the next meeting being July 23 at 6 p.m. at City Hall with a Budget Workshop immediately following the Regular Meeting. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Suwannee 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.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 Monthly Meeting July 19 e Jamerson-She eld Posts next monthly membership meeting is on July 19. Post 91 invites all of the Tri-County veterans to meet our leadership and members; we are here to serve the community. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:00 pm. After the meeting, we have a door prize drawing and a 50/50 drawing. Our post meetings are open to the public and we o er a full dinner for a $5.00 donation. American Legion Post 91 sends a big thank you to the Bell High School Junior ROTC program for their participation in our Flag Day ceremony held on June 16, 2012. e ceremony was held at our American Legion Post 91 and involved an American Flag protocol class, a Flag folding workshop, and ended with an American Flag disposal ceremony. Bingo was cancelled July 10 because our air conditioning unit was stolen for the copper. We are doing everything we can to have BINGO back in full swing by the following Tuesday Night starting at 7:00 p.m.. American Legion Post 91 is a non-pro t nationally accredited Veteran Organization. To learn more about the American Legion and how to get involved with the local, state, and national veteran community visit us at our Jamerson-She eld Post 91 o of Hwy 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell. POC for more information call: 352/221-4783. For God and Country, Jessie Crews, Post CommanderBRANFORDBranford Camera Club Meeting July 19 e Branford Camera Club will meet on urs., July 19, at 7:00 p.m. We will meet at Cuzins Restaurant on US 129 across from Sca s Market in Branford. Come about 5:30 p.m. to join some of us for dinner before the meeting. Edwin McCook will lead an interactive program featuring an equipment swap and photo share. With the rapidly changing trends associated with digital photography, we all have extra equipment just gathering dust and taking up storage space. What youre not using anymore just might be what someone else is looking for! So, dig out all those extra pieces of equipment ( lm or digital), and bring them with you to our Equipment Swap! Well end the meeting sharing some of the photos weve taken over this last month. e Branford Camera Club meets on the 3rd ursday of each month, with an occasional exception, for the purpose of sharing, learning, and enjoying all things photographic. We are an eclectic group with experiences ranging from complete novice to consummate professional. Please join us. REMINDER! We have no meeting in August. Our next meeting will be ursday, September 20. For more information, please contact: Esta Eberhardt, Creative Consultant, Captured Memories by Esta, 386/7559402; Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, 386/935-2044; Dick Madden, Technical Consultant, 386/935-0296; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, 386/935-9382.
The Levy County Journal6BJuly 12, 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 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 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. ---------NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued out of the Circuit Court for Alachua County, Florida on the 23rd day of February, 2012 in the cause wherein LEWIS OIL COMPANY INC was Plaintiff and HALLS TRUCKING INC and SCOTT F. HALL, were the Defendants, being case number 2011-CA-3389 Div. K in said court, I, Johnny Smith, as Sheriff of Levy County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the Defendants, HALLS TRUCKING INC and SCOTT F. HALL, in and to the following de scribed real property: Levy County Property Appraiser Parcel No. 0339427300, located at 10930 N. E. 87th Place, Bronson, Levy County, Florida, described as follows: Tracts 123, 124, 125 and 157, UNIVERSITY ESTATES, an unrecorded subdivision, said tracts more particularly described as follows: Tract 123: The West of the SE of the SW of the NE of the NE 1/4, and Tract 124: The East of the SE of the SW of the NE of the NE and Tract 125: The W of the SW of the SE of the NE of the NE and Tract 157; The W of the NW of the NE of the SE of the NE 1/4 all in Section 10, Township 12 South, Range 17 East, Levy County, Florida. TO GETHER with a 1999 double-wide mobile home bearing ID #s: FLFLW70A26380GH21 and FLFLW70B26380GH21 and Title #s : 75888063 and 75888120, located thereon. On the 14th day of August, 2012 at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida at the hour of 11:00 a.m. I will offer for sale and sell all of the said Defendants right, title and interest in the above described real property at public auction and will sell the same subject to prior liens, encumbrances, and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for cash in hand and /or certified check, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the described execution. Johnny Smith, Sheriff Levy County, Florida In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Levy County Sheriffs Office Civil Division not later than five working days prior to the proceeding at P.O. Drawer 1719, Bronson, Florida 32621. Telephone (352) 486-5207, Lt. Todd Polo. Pub.: July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Property Resource Enterprises, LLP, Commercial Division, d/b/a L&L Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat. 83.801, et sec.), hereby gives notice of sale under said Act, to wit: On July 21, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue, Williston, Florida, D.A.M Properties, LLP, Commercial Division, by and through its agent, will conduct a sale by any other means necessary, (Sealed Bids, Yard Sale or Auction) to satisfy a statutory lien. For the contents of the storage bay or bays rented by the following person/persons: Patrice Jones 1263 NE First Ave. Williston, FL (Last Known) Consists of household, personal, or miscellaneous items, stored at L&L Storage, 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue, Williston, Florida. Manager reserves the right to bid and refuse or reject any and all bids. The Sale is being made to satisfy a statutory lien. The public is invited to attend. Dated: July 9, 2012 L&L Storage 2990 N.E. 200th Avenue Williston, Florida 32696 (352) 528-6179 Sate Date: July 21, 2012 Pub.: July 12, 19, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA000171 DIVISION: Triad Financial Services, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Hubert Carlona Mcintosh, Jacquline Angella Gibbons, IF LIVING, AND IF DE CEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE AND ANY OTHER PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROP ERTY WHOSE NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Hubert Carlona Mcintosh, Jacquline Angella Gibbons, IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, HIS/HER UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HIM/ HER Last Known Residence 7549 Colony Palm Drive, Boynton Beach, FL 33436 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a Mortgage and Note on the following property in Levy County, Florida: Lot 8, Block 23, of Williston Highlands, Unit 14, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 14, 14A and 14B, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. INCLUDING the Following Manufactured Home: 2006 General Mega III D-7344MEG, 44 x 24, Serial Numbers: GMHGA40633399A & GMHGA40633399B. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Lawrence J. Bernard, Plain tiffs attorney, whose ad dress is 118 W Adams St., Suite 800, Jacksonville, FL 32202, on or before 30 days from the date of the first publication of this Notice, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise, a de fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the day of 5th day of July, 2012. (Court Seal) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Lindsey Polk As Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 12, 19, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012-CA000255 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. RIZALINA P. LAGAZO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RIZALINA P. LAGAZO; FREDA D. MACAISA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FREDA D.MACAISA; MARIETA DE GUZMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIETA DE GUZMAN; MYRNA PAULIN; UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF MYRNA PAULIN; JOSE MARIE PERCIVAL RACPAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE MARI PERCIVAL RACPAN; NOEL BATUNGBAKAL A/K/A NOEL A. BATUNGBAKAL; UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEL BATUNGBAKAL A/K/A NOEL A. BATUNGBAKAL; WINDING RIVER PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS 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; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FREDA D. MACAISA and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FREDA D. MACAISA, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown par ties claim as heirs, devi sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 18071 SW 33rd Street, Miramar, FL 33029. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in LEVY County, Florida, to-wit: WINDING RIVER PRESERVE, TRACT 54: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT POINT A AS DEFINED IN THE DESCRIPTION FOR THE PORTION ALONG NE ASBELL CREEK ROAD IN EXHIBIT D OF THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS AND PROTECTIVE COVE NANTS FOR WINDING RIVER PRESERVE AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 947, PAGE 157, PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE ING A POINT LYING AT THE APPROXIMATE IN TERSECTION OF NE ASBELL CREEK ROAD WITH NE JONES ROAD, AND BEING APPROXIMATELY 4079 FEET EAST AND 2011 FEET NORTH OF THE SW CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 11 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 04 SECONDS E, 40.16 FEET, TO A POINT ON THAT PORTION OF THE BOUNDARY OF THE COMMON PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN SAID EX HIBIT D THAT LIES ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF NE ASBELL CREEK ROAD; THENCE, ALONG SAID BOUNDARY UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED, RUN N 83 DE GREES 44 MINUTES 38 SECONDS E, 297.42 FEET; THENCE N 65 DE GREES 51 MINUTES 36 SECONDS E, 259.37 FEET; THENCE N 54 DE GREES 09 MINUTES 02 SECONDS E, 567.29 FEET; THENCE N 61 DE GREES 08 MINUTES 07 SECONDS E, 1305.49 FEET; THENCE N 49 DE GREES 44 MINUTES 44 SECONDS E, 463.81 FEET; THENCE N 65 DE GREES 01 MINUTES 38 SECONDS E, 777.86 FEET; THENCE N 74 DE GREES 41 MINUTES 21 SECONDS E, 1026.40 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 43 DEGREES 14 MIN UTES 32 SECONDS E, 203.38 FEET; THENCE N 14 DEGREES 33 MIN UTES 05 SECONDS E, 604.67 FEET, TO THE CENTERLINE OF A 60 FOOT EASEMENT; THENCE, DEPARTING SAID BOUNDARY, RUN S 61 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 05 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 707.05 FEET; THENCE S 52 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 18 SECONDS E, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 647.01 FEET; THENCE S 05 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 58 SECONDS E, 754.77 FEET; THENCE S 16 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 52 SECONDS W, 459.46 FEET; THENCE S 79 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 36 SECONDS W, 584.88 FEET; THENCE N 31 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 49 SECONDS W, 1518.47 FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGIN NING. RESERVING UNTO THE GRANTOR, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR IN GRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED STRIPS OF LAND LYING WITHIN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL 54, AND TO GETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF THE FOL LOWING DESCRIBED STRIPS OF LAND LYING ADJACENT OR NEARBY TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL 54: A 60 FOOT WIDE IN GRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES EASEMENT THAT LIES 30 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT POINT A AS DEFINED IN THE DESCRIPTION FOR THE PORTION ALONG NE ASBELL CREEK ROAD IN THE DECLARATION OF RE STRICTIONS AND PRO TECTIVE COVENANTS FOR WINDING RIVER PRESERVE AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 947, PAGE 157, PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE ING A POINT LYING AT THE APPROXIMATE IN TERSECTION OF NE AS BELL CREEK ROAD WITH NE JONES ROAD, AND BEING APPROXIMATELY 4079 FEET EAST AND 2011 FEET NORTH OF THE SW CORNER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST; THENCE S 11 DE GREES 20 MINUTES 04 SECONDS E, 40.16 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE BOUNDARY OF THAT PORTION OF THE COM MON PROPERTY DE SCRIBED IN EXHIBIT D OF THE DECLARATION OF RESTRICTIONS AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS FOR WINDING RIVER PRESERVE THAT LIES ALONG NE ASBELL CREEK ROAD; THENCE, ALONG SAID BOUNDARY UNTIL OTHERWISE NOTED, RUN N 83 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 38 SECONDS E, 297.42 FEET; THENCE N 65 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 36 SECONDS E, 259.37 FEET; THENCE N 54 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 02 SECONDS E, 567.29 FEET; THENCE N 61 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 07 SECONDS E, 1305.49 FEET; THENCE N 49 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 44 SECONDS E, 463.81 FEET; THENCE N 65 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 38 SECONDS E, 777.86 FEET; THENCE N 74 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 21 SECONDS E, 1026.40 FEET; THENCE N 43 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 32 SECONDS E, 203.38 FEET; THENCE N 14 DEGREES 33 MINUTES 05 SECONDS E, 604.67 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE CENTERLINE OF THIS 60 FOOT EASEMENT; THENCE, DEPARTING SAID BOUNDARY OF THE COMMON PROP ERTY, RUN S 61 DE GREES 32 MINUTES 05 SECONDS E, 707.05 FEET; THENCE S 52 DE GREES 25 MINUTES 18 SECONDS E, 707.00 FEET, TO THE TERMI NUS POINT OF THIS CENTERLINE OF EASE MENT. THIS STRIP OF LAND IS BOTH SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE BENEFITS AND BURDENS OF SAID EASEMENT. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES, THE LANDWARD BOUNDARY OF THE CONSERVATION ZONING BUFFER ZONE IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE S 31 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 49 SECONDS E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL, 266.30 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE BUFFER ZONE BOUND ARY; THENCE N 44 DE GREES 59 MINUTES 53 SECONDS E, 246.03 FEET; THENCE N 67 DE GREES 25 MINUTES 48 SECONDS E, 172.00 FEET; THENCE N 83 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 11 SECONDS E, 126.00 FEET; THENCE S 74 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 26 SECONDS E, 160.00 FEET; THENCE S 48 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 41 SECONDS E, 181.00 FEET; THENCE S 29 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 21 SECONDS E, 126.00 FEET; THENCE S 05 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 04 SECONDS W, 157.00 FEET; THENCE S 20 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 41 SECONDS W, 194.00 FEET; THENCE S 08 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 20 SECONDS W, 120.00 FEET; THENCE S 20 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 33 SECONDS E, 118.00 FEET; THENCE S 47 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 43 SECONDS E, 171.00 FEET; THENCE S 39 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 21 SECONDS E, 316.00 FEET; THENCE S 26 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 03 SECONDS E, 45.37 FEET, TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL THAT LIES N 79 DE GREES 33 MINUTES 36 SECONDS E, 451.56 FEET FROM THE SW CORNER OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL AND THE TERMINUS POINT OF THE BUFFER ZONE BOUNDARY. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert M. Coplen, P.A., 10225 Ulmerton Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on or before or within thirty (30) days after the first pub lication of this Notice of Ac tion, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson,Florida 32621, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 5th day of July, 2012. (SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Lindsey Polk Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 12, 19, 2012. ---------
The Levy County Journal 7BJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICES----------------------------------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, 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 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. ---------NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Pursuant to Section 865.09(3)(d), Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: STATION 9 STUDIO In the County of: LEVY, Address: 12731 SE Hwy 19 In the City of: Inglis, Florida 34449 Intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Bronson, Florida This 6TH day of July, 2012 OWNER: Debra Schoeneberg Pub.: July 12, 2012 ---------PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District Office Air Resource Section Draft Air Permit No. 0750091-001-AC Alliance Dairies Levy County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is Alliance Dairies. The applicants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Ron St. John, Owner, Alliance Dairies, 4951 NW 170th Street, Trenton, Florida, 32693. Facility Location: Alliance Dairies operates the Trenton Facility, which is located in Levy County at 4951 NW 170th Street, Trenton, Florida 32693. Project: On June 6, 2012, Alliance Dairies submitted an application to the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) for the construction of a genset for converting methane digester biogas into power. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast District, Air Resources Section is the Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permitting Authoritys physical and mailing address is: 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590. The Permitting Authoritys telephone number is 904/256-1700. Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http:/ /www.dep.statell.us/air/ emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written comments received result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Departments Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 323993000 (Telephone: 850/2452242). Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys final action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. Pub.: July 12, 2012. ----------
The Levy County Journal8BJuly 12, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Elizabeths KITCHENMANICOTTI12 Manicotti Tubes Meat Tomato Sauce (See Note) Filling: 1 pound ground beef 1 10 ounce package of chopped spinach, cooked, drained and pressed dry 2 cups Ricotta cheese 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons chopped scallions (optional) 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. nutmeg Cook and crumble the ground beef in a large skillet. Pour o excess fat. In a mixing bowl combine the meat, spinach, cheese and bread crumbs. In a small bowl combine all the seasonings. Mix with the meat mixture. Lightly butter a 13x9 baking dish or two smaller dishes. Prepare the manicotti tubes according to the package directions. When cool, ll and place in a single layer into the prepared dish.Cream Sauce:4 tablespoons butter 3 cups milk 3/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper In a saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the our. Remove from the heat and pour in the milk, whisking until smooth. Place back on low heat. Cook and stir until thick. Add salt and pepper. Pour the cream sauce over the manicotti tubes and let set for about 5 minutes. Spoon meat tomato sauce over the cream sauce. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for about 30 minutes or until bubbling. Note: A spaghetti sauce recipe was in a previous issue and after serving spaghetti one night the leftover sauce is used to make this dish. If unseasoned jar sauce is used, cook and crumble one pound of ground beef with 1 medium chopped onion, add 2 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp. thyme, 1/4 tsp. red pepper akes, 2 tsp. garlic powder and 1 bay leaf. Simmer over low heat. Cool before spooning onto the cream sauce. If two dishes are used this Manicotti freezes well. Cover the uncooked dish with wax or plastic wrap, then again with aluminum foil. If a lid is available, it can be placed over the aluminum foil for added protection. 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Its statistical report details boating accidents and their causes. e frequency of boating accidents in Florida and their causes would probably shock most people, said Investigator Andy Bickel, of the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. We want to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on Florida waters, Bickel said. Drowning is the leading cause of death in boating accidents, statistics show. eres an easy x. Wear a life jacket, Bickel said. ere are several styles of life jackets available to boaters that wont interfere with your boating experience and may save your life. Todays boaters can choose from several models of light and comfortable, in atable belt-pack and over-theshoulder life jackets (PFD personal oating device) that can be worn while shing or enjoying the sun, and they do not interfere with boating activities. Accidents can occur without warning, and if for some reason someone ends up in the water, quite often its too late to put on a life jacket. e leading type of accident continues to be boaters colliding with other boats or objects, Bickel said. With the number of boaters in our beautiful state, its important to pay close attention to everything thats going on around your boat. Statistics repeatedly show that boaters who have taken a basic boating safety class are less likely to be involved in a serious boating accident. e 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report is now available online at MyFWC.com/Boating, click on Boating Accidents. Photo courtesy of MyFWC media. Photo courtesy of MyFWC media. COMMUNITY NEWS CONTRIBUTORSEver had a hankering to be a crime reporter? Are you drawn to getting information about events and news in your area? The Levy County Journal would like to hear from you. Write your stories our stories. You dont have to have a degree in journalism, just a nose for interesting happenings in Levy County. Just contact us at 490-4462 or e-mail editor@ levyjournal.com and help us be your community bulletin board to the rest of Levy County.