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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 89, NO. 3 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyStarting on page 6ASee Levy Life pages 1B See page 3ASee page 10BSee page 8BSee page 9ACity of Williston MinutesOld Joe, Creepy and Ma By Kathy HilliardEditorSuwannee River Fair Association President Loran Brookins stood before the Levy County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday, July 17, to request the help of Levy County in rebuilding the Fair building. Brookins stated this has been a rough year for the Suwannee River Fair Association and the commissioners all agreed. But the past few setbacks of a cattle rustler stealing the cattle from the fair and burglars stripping the building of all the copper wire is not enough to stop those who stand behind the kids of the tri county area. In fact, the push is on with Fanning Springs agreeing to drop their 25 percent portion of the permitting fees in order to do their part. But Fanning Springs contracts out their building department services with Florida Municipal Services of Homosassa and they stated they cannot waive their portion of the building permit fees. So now Levy County commissioners have voted to give the Fair Association $3,100 as their 1/3 part to go along with Dixie and Gilchrist counties to take care of the $9,300 in county permitting fees to start the project of building a new center for the state of Floridas second largest Fair. According to Brookins the building was the o er of the Anderson family of Dixie County and will replace the old 1950s current building with a new 1,500-seat enclosed and air conditioned facility where they will host more than cow shows. According to Commissioner Chad Johnson, Levy County will also provide help in bringing the existing building down to bare dirt as is required to start the new project. Brookins said as soon as these funds are approved and given the project will begin. Brookins is ready to make this dream come true for the 2013 Suwannee River Fair. Brookins and the parents and sponsors of the Suwannee River Fair Association have no intentions of leaving the kids of the tri county area without a facility to continue their Fair activities and de nitely live up to the old adage when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Levy County Commissioners Vote to Join Gilchrist and Dixie in Donating to Rebuild Fair Building Had Enough of the Unsolicited Phone Calls? e Department of Agriculture and Consumer A airs Commissioner Adam Putnam has put a crimp in the style of those sales pitch callers by putting into e ect a new law that eliminates the fees to sign up on the do not call list in Florida. And Florida residents have shown their approval signing up in droves to avail themselves of a little more piece and quiet at dinnertime at home. Previously there were 60,638 subscribers on the list you had to pay for but so far now there are 172,637 subscribers who gave 304,920 numbers to put on the list to dont call me. Unanimous passage of the new free do not call list passed both houses of the Legislature in its last session and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on April 7, 2012. e ne for calling someone on the list is now $10,000 which makes breaking the law rather expensive now. According to Putnam the registry is a useful tool in their work ghting scammers who prey on the elderly "because we know that seniors are more vulnerable to being scammed and defrauded and people are using the telephone to do that." Putnam also included someone to reach out to Floridas Hispanic community. If you would like to sign up to let the scammers and salespeople know you are o limits go to the website at: www. dnc.com; or www.800help a.com; or in Florida only call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832) En Espaol; or for the national list call call 1-888-382-1222, TTY 1-866-290-4236. Now, go enjoy your dinner. By Kathy HilliardEditor e issue of Local Preference was again discussed at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tues. July 17. County Attorney Anne Bast Brown revisited the Marion County local preference policy and the language pertaining to headquarters in it. Brown said, When I went back to Marion Countys policy there were some other di erences with what the board has been looking at up until now. What Marion County requires is not only a location of the business within the boundaries of Marion County but also a certain percentage (30%) of the employees residing in the county and the principal owner or principal o cer of the business also having their primary residence in the county. e draft the Board of County Commissioners was looking at in previous meetings left those choices as a option: Either the headquarters or locally-owned franchise was located within Levy County or there were four employees at the business that had their primary residences in Levy County one of which could be the owner or principal o cer. County Attorney Brown created two drafts with the di erent language separating the two. Draft 1 included the wording of Marion Countys policy and Draft 2 contained the either/or language with the stipulation that both criteria be met for one year prior to qualifying to enter into the bid process with Levy County. e requirements for triggering the use of local preference remains the same as the previous versions that the original bid from the local preference business must have been within 10 percent of the lowest bidder, whether local or non-local. So if a large national (non-local) company was bidding alongside a small local company, the small local company would have had to be within 10 percent of the bid of the large non-local company in the rst place to even be given the chance to drop their bid down to the price of the non-local company. e reason for this bidding process is to give the county a chance to get the most for their taxpayer dollars by bringing the bidding parties together over the cost of the bid, not the placement of the business. Another di culty in the process is centered on the time consuming paperwork for county employees that this will generate and the necessity of county employees delving into the personal lives of employees of private companies via checking out residency requirements to satisfy the rules of being a locally-preferred company. Commissioner Ryan Bell and Marsha Drew were concerned with making this a simpler process for the county employees involved and preferred the making of headquarters or locallyowned franchise being in Levy County as the criteria as it would not require looking into the quali cations of employees of a privately-owned company. Commissioner Bell said, I de nitely think for them, enforcement wise, it is going to be a lot easier having the home o ce here rather than trying to research employees and how many live here and proof of... that is just going to tie up a lot of o ce time trying to gure that out. Commissioner Drew in speaking about the employees said, It would make it easier for the sta to keep track of to which County Attorney Brown said, Keep in mind, on all the information on the employees, that the bidders will have to provide that information for us. So the local company will have to provide information on their employees residences to department heads in order to qualify as a local preference company. County Administrator Fred Moody was asking about the nuts and bolts implementation of the policy and how it would a ect department heads in Levy County. Moody asked if the policy controlled a dollar amount or just all the bids. County Attorney Brown stated that at this time it covers all bid processes no matter what the dollar amount. Moody stated, What concerns me is the lack of a central purchasing department. Commissioner Chad Johnson spoke up about a scenario of a county employee needing to get parts in Bronson and how all this would pertain to a small chore like that saying what gets me is now they will have to spend at least 15 to 30 minutes on paperwork to purchase $5 worth of bolts. And that is my only drawback. Is there a way to word and structure it to where it only pertains to bids? Attorney Brown said yes, if thats the boards direction. Commissioner Mike Joyner then agreed, ats a good one, thats the way.... Commissioner Bell closed out the discussion setting a date of January 1, 2013 so that there is more time to discuss the structure of a draft with a purchasing department. Lets run the di erent scenarios and see where we are with that. With all in agreement, the discussion of a local preference policy concluded, again.Local Preference Policy Grows, Needs Central Purchasing Now Yankeetown MinutesSee page 6BFree & Reduced Meals Prog Hunting Season Dates Invitation to Bid BoCC Minutes
The Levy County Journal2AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Baugh, Dereke ABronson SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER BOND 50,000 DOLLARS Heiart, Robert T Williston WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT PURGE 1,000 DOLLARSMenendez, Jesenia LMorriston FTA DWLSR KNOWINGLY BOND 1,000 DOLLARSWilson, DakotaGainesville VOP BURGLARY AND GR THEFT NO BONDArmstrong Jr, Robert Louis Gainesville BATTERY TWO PRIOR CONV BOND 50,000 DOLLARSAppling, David Richard, 24, of Old Town: FAILURE TO APPEAR x 2; VOP x 4. Bowen, James, 45, of Inglis: BURGLARY OF UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; GRAND THEFT AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Crain, Jesse James, 30, of Archer: VOP x 2. Daniels, Roger Lee, 42, of Inglis: POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, OR DELIVERY OF DRUG EQUIP; ATTACHED REGISTRATION LICENSE PLATE NOT ASSIGNED. Edwards Jr., Steven Wayne, 20, of Inglis: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE. Gay, April Marie, 28, of Trenton: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT x 2. Johnson, Eddie, 80, of Yankeetown: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE; RESISTING AN OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE. Jordan, Ashton, 25, of Chie and: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT x 2. Lewis Jr., James Douglas, 48, of Cedar Key: DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE FOR MORE THAN 4 MONTHS; DRIVING WHILE LICENSES SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE; DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; VIOLATION OF DRIVERS LICENSE RESTRICTIONS; FAILURE TO HAVE REQUIRED ENDORSEMENT ON DRIVERS LICENSE. Luke, John Rowland, 53, of Old Town: VOP.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 Maas, Donald Emanuel, 77, of Inglis: TAMPERING IN A MISDEMEANOR PROCEEDING; BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Minicks, Jamee, 36, of Old Town: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Newmans, Ronnie Lee, 35, of Trenton: FELONY BATTERY OR DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION; BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Nunez, Emerita, 46, of Dunnellon: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Shifrin, James Dillen, 20, of Bronson: VOP x 2. Shiver, John Colton, 23, of Ocala: BURGLARY OF UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE UNARMED; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEASE $100 BUT LESS THAN $300; DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY; VIOLATION OF FLORIDA PAWNBROKING ACT. Stevens, Billy Joe, 32, of Lehigh Acres: VOP. Tanner, Timothy, 43, of Inverness: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Tape, Joseph Raymond, 34, of Bronson: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE. ompson, Heath Leighton, 25, of Inglis: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. Walton, Samuel, 63, of Chie and: ABUSE TOWARD A CHILD WITHOUT GREAT HARM. Young, Kevin Eric, 32, of Inglis: VOP x 2. Self Defense Class in Williston e Williston Police Department is partnering with Jerry Heines to sponsor a Womens Awareness and Defense Class to teach women how to avoid being the victim of a physical attack. Heines has formed his class to prepare women to have a survivor mindset and to use simple and practical techniques of self defense. is is a one night, four-hour course and not meant to train anyone in complex martial arts forms. e class is free and will be held on July 31 and October 30 at the Williston Community Center from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Heines is a 5th Dan Black Belt, World Taekwondo Federation, Instructor in Muay ai, and has instructed narcotics, state, municipal police and correctional o cers and he holds a PHD in eoretical Physics. Prior registration will be available at the Williston Police website (www.willistonpolice.org) and at the Police Department. More information is available on our Facebook page. If you plan to attend, please wear loose clothing, no jewelry (or weapons), bring a pen and a bottle of water and advise the instructor(s) of any injuries or disabilities you may have. On July 4th 2012, Cpl. Fred Morris discovered a burglary at Lanes Yardware at 19 East Noble Avenue in Williston. A subsequent investigation into the crime led detectives to the Opalocka Flea Market in Opalocka, Florida. A team of o cers from Williston, Coral Springs, Hialeah and Opalocka Police Departments paid a surprise visit to the Flea Market and were able to locate more than 30 stolen items from seven di erent counties in Florida. Other storage buildings containing power equipment have be located and secured. e contents of the buildings will be inspected by detectives in the coming days to determine if they too contain stolen items. Many found items have the serial numbers removed and detectives are attempting to determine if they too are in fact stolen and from where. Due to the complex nature of the investigation and the multiple jurisdictions that are involved the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been asked to assist in the investigation. So far detectives have arrested three men and they have all been charged with multiple counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and Possession of Stolen Property. All three men are being held in the Dade County Jail without bond. Arrested were: Alexei Rosabal Peredes of Hialeah; Michel Pena Marzo of Hialeah; and Rafael So a Mustelier of Miami. information provided by Chief Dennis Strow, WPDThree Arrested in Williston Lawn Equipment Robbery Todd Houchin Promoted to SergeantSheri Smith promoted Cpl. Todd Houchin to the rank of Sergeant for the Patrol Division on July 5, 2012. At this time, Sgt. Houchin is with Alpha Company, under Lt. Perry Ott as Watch Commander. Sgt. Houchin began his law enforcement career with the Cedar Key Police Department in February of 1998. He became employed with our department in August 1999 and has continued his career here. Todd was promoted to the rank of Corporal in February 2003, assisting with supervisory duties with his patrol shift. After much consideration, Sheri Smith promoted Todd to Sergeant. Todd has "stepped up to the plate" in a leadership role for his shift and we look forward to great things from him in his career at the Levy County Sheri 's O ce. Congratulations Sergeant Todd Houchin! submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, Levy County Sheri s O ce A 2007 Honda Accord driven by Ryan C. Mullins of Williston was headed west on NE 35th Street near NE 180th Ave on Sunday, July 22 when Mullins decided to look for the seat heater. When Mullins looked up he saw a stop sign but it was too late. Mullins tried to evade the sign by veering to the left crashing into a chain link fence. e front of the Honda had entered Orange Hill Cemetery and crashed into a tombstone. e tombstone was broken into three pieces with one piece striking another tombstone. Mullins was charged with running a stop sign. Back in February 2012 we reported on a 1998 Red Dodge Durango whose driver failed to stop at a stop sign at NW 27 Ave on NW 42 Street in Marion County and was attempting to make a turn when the driver ran into a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Je Walden. Walden was pronounced dead that evening at Munroe Regional Medical Center. e driver of the Durango ed the scene and the vehicle was found at Big Joe Towing in Ocala by the Ocala Police Dept. e driver of the Durango, Ryan J. Rogers, 28, of Ocklawaha, was found and arrested on July 19 for leaving the scene of a fatal tra c crash. On July 17 at 10:11 a.m. a white van (possibly a Mazda) pulled into the Quik King gas station at 3250 SE US 41 in Morriston where the driver, a female possibly in her 40s with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing glasses about 55 to 57 and 150 lbs, stopped brie y at pump #1. She then tried to make a left u-turn and struck gas pump #3 causing about $1,000 worth of damage to the pump and shattering the right front headlight of the van. A witness said there was a child in the van and that the tag # was M68IMA. Upon running the tag number it came up as not currently assigned so there is probably one digit/letter that is not correct. e woman came in the store and gave the clerk a false name, address and phone number and said she had to go home. She was last seen traveling north on US 41 towards Williston. e FHP is asking anyone with information to please call: 1-800-387-1290 or 352-498-1371. FHP Reports
The Levy County Journal 3AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyOld Joe, Creepy and MaLate in the fall of 1934, a couple of suits walked into the Jacksonville o ce of the FBI. ey were G-men down from Chicago with a rather odd assignment: they were looking for an alligator. It was a big one somewhere in north central Florida that locals called Old Joe. In this period near the apex of Americas Prohibition gangster era, the country was obsessed with dramatic radio announcements of new crimes and newspapers splashed with gory details across their front pages. Magazines pro led the mobsters and their molls like movie stars. With the stock market crash and resultant Depression, these rampant criminal sprees provided gruesome entertainment at a time when little else was a ordable. e crime wave was rolling to its machine-gunned crest. Notorious characters such as John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and Machine Gun Kelly sometimes enhanced their bank robbing popularity by destroying mortgage and loan records. Selfstyled Robin Hoods, they said they we helping the little guys on whom the banks were foreclosing. FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover and his increasingly powerful agency were not amused. Hoover had his highly mobile ying squads landing on top of promising tips about gangster hangouts and hideouts all around the country. At this atmosphere of aming gun-glee, the Karpis-Barker Gang had become one of the most formidable ones rolling. Reportedly, they didnt hesitate to kill. e indiscriminate spray of their Tommy guns took out intended targets and bystanders alike. ey robbed banks, hijacked the mail and cashed in on brazen kidnappings of the rich. Despite speci c instructions for how they wanted the money, they gured theyd launder it down in Cuba. Karpis was cunning, good looking, and was said to have a photographic memory, though his endish smile gave people the creeps according to contemporary reports. ats how he got the nickname, Creepy Karpis. As for the Barker boys, it was their mother Kate who was sharing the spotlight with the ring leader Karpis and becoming the legendary Ma Barker. e Hoover public relations machine made Ma out to be, if not chief strategist, certainly the erce catalyst for crime among her own o spring. Ma wanted wealth and in uence that she could wield through her sons prowess in the underworld. at ambition would become the movie version, anyway. But Karpis didnt tell it like that. After all, with Machine Gun Kelly dead, it was he whom the FBI made heir to the notorious title, Public Enemy Number One ings heated up with the kidnappings and the gang spread out. It was about this time that Karpis and his young girl friend, Deloris Delaney, checked into the El Commodoro Hotel down in Miami. e manager, Joe Adams, was a pal. ey registered under aliases and Adams provided luxurious cover. But the ubiquitous Hoover ying teams had Karpis on edge. So the next day the pair checked out and caught a ight to Havana, Cuba. Havana was already a hot spot for gangsters and high rollers, its opulent hotels and casinos their smoky domains. e casinos particularly, with an array of international banks around, were good places to launder kidnap money. Karpis and Delaney checked into the plush Park View Hotel, presenting the manager there with a card from Joe Adams. It read simply: is man is alright. at was enough for the hotel manager who soon had Karpis and Delaney secreted away in a palm-shrouded villa on nearby Veradero Beach one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Caribbean. e fugitive guests maintained a sleepy concealment by day. Nights rolled round like the black marble on a roulette wheel. ere was music, gaming and raucous champagne laughter in the casinos and clubs, the most famous of which was the Copacabana. en one night somebody in the press snapped a celebrity table photo. When the print popped up in newspapers, Karpis knew the Feds would spot his infamous mug. at ended the Caribbean holiday. Karpis packed Delaney, now pregnant, in her pin curls and beaded sack dress back to Florida. In Miami they learned from Joe Adams that Ma and her favorite son Freddie had checked into the El Commodoro earlier under assumed names. Adams, however, had already arranged other, more obscure accommodations for the Barkers up at a friends isolated lake place on Lake Weir near the settlement of Ocklawaha in Marion County. Maybe Creepy Karpis could hold up over there on his way north and let Delaney rest a day or two on Lake Weir. e trouble was (or would be), thats where the G-men were headed. is particular location near Ocala was within the hand-drawn circle on a map found in the apartment of another of Mas boys, Arthur Doc Barker. Doc had been cu ed in Chicago not long after hed returned from a stay on the lake with Ma and Freddie. Doc had been boasting about his shing and told associates about a big alligator everybody thereabouts called Old Joe. Another gang member arrested at the same time didnt remember the name of the lake, but he did recall the name of the alligator. e way hed heard it, Ma was still down there with Freddie, who sometimes drunkenly stalked Old Joe with his Tommy gun from the bow of a shing boat. at was enough information to get the two G-men on a plane to Florida. In the predawn of January 15th, a dark line of government sedans whisked down the sand road toward the two-story lake house. When the FBI o cers had the place surrounded, the lead agent, Connelly, called for the Barkers to surrender. ere was no reply. Tear gas canisters lobbed against the windows elicited something audible from an upstairs window. Maybe it was Mas voice shouting something like, Go ahead! e confusion as to whether the Barkers were about to surrender or commence ring was momentary. A sudden burst of automatic weapons re from the house was answer enough. For the next two hours, there was what local folk described as a war going on. en it stopped. After a brief spell of quiet, the caretaker was convinced to go into the house and check things out. e poor fellow was terri ed, but went in to nd the oors of the house littered with spent cartridges and empty shell caissons. He wasnt there long before he motioned the law men in. e ones who entered through the kitchen found biscuits ready for the oven. Upstairs, others found Freddie sprawled lifelessly in a pool of his own blood. Ma was dead a few feet away. Reportedly, the same hands that had patted the biscuits were now lifelessly frozen to a Tommy gun, its barrel still hot. ey found cash in Mas purse lots of it. ere was correspondence scattered around providing good information, and evidently some receipts indicating that Creepy Karpis had been through, perhaps only hours before. News of the bloody shootout traveled fast and caught Karpis like a shotgun blast. He and Delaney were high-tailing it for Atlantic City. Having yet again slipped the sure grip of the G-men, the press now called him Magic Karpis. Meanwhile back at the lake, so many gawkers and morbid curiosity seekers had descended on the war-ravaged house that its owner was busy charging admission. Just imagine that big gator, Old Joe, surfacing slowly o shore, wondering behind the blinking lump of his amber eye what all the fuss was about. (Authors note: All characters are ctitious and no reference to any real person is intended or should be inferred.) Will Irby is taking a summer hiatus from his well-received Florida Stories columns to do some traveling and writing this summer. Will tells us that he will return with a new series of stories in the Fall. In the meantime, the Levy County Journal will reprise the Best of Will Irbys Old Florida., We at the Journal hope you have enjoyed this column. Editor, Levy County Journal $99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $35.99 per month ($1,295.64). Form of payment m ust be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Oer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. C ertain restrictions may apply. 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The Levy County Journal4AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Obamas Rhetoric Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateBarack Obamas great rhetorical gifts include the ability to make the absurd sound not only plausible, but inspiring and profound. His latest verbal triumph was to say on July 13th, if youve been successful, you didnt get there on your own. As an example, Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If youve got a business -you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen. Lets stop and think, even though the whole purpose of much political rhetoric is to keep us from thinking, and stir our emotions instead. Even if we were to assume, just for the sake of argument, that 90 percent of what a successful person has achieved was due to the government, what follows from that? at politicians will make better decisions than individual citizens, that politicians will spend the wealth of the country better than those who created it? at doesnt follow logically -and certainly not empirically. Does anyone doubt that most people owe a lot to the parents who raised them? But what follows from that? at they should never become adults who make their own decisions? e whole point of the collectivist mindset is to concentrate power in the hands of the collectivists -which is to say, to take away our freedom. ey do this in stages, starting with some group that others envy or resent -Jews in Nazi Germany, capitalists in the Soviet Union, foreign investors in ird World countries that con scate their investments and call this theft nationalization. Freedom is seldom destroyed all at once. More often it is eroded, bit by bit, until it is gone. is can happen so gradually that there is no sudden change that would alert people to the danger. By the time everybody realizes what has happened, it can be too late, because their freedom is gone. All the high- own talk about how people who are successful in business should give back to the community that created the things that facilitated their success is, again, something that sounds plausible to people who do not stop and think through what is being said. After years of dumbed-down education, that apparently includes a lot of people. Take Obamas example of the business that bene ts from being able to ship their products on roads that the government built. How does that create a need to give back? Did the taxpayers, including business taxpayers, not pay for that road when it was built? Why should they have to pay for it twice? What about the workers that businesses hire, whose education is usually created in government- nanced schools? e government doesnt have any wealth of its own, except what it takes from taxpayers, whether individuals or businesses. ey have already paid for that education. It is not a gift that they have to give back by letting politicians take more of their money and freedom. When businesses hire highly educated people, such as chemists or engineers, competition in the labor market forces them to pay higher salaries for people with longer years of valuable education. at education is not a government gift to the employers. It is paid for while it is being created in schools and universities, and it is paid for in higher salaries when highly educated people are hired. One of the tricks of professional magicians is to distract the audiences attention from what they are doing while they are creating an illusion of magic. Pious talk about giving back distracts our attention from the cold fact that politicians are taking away more and more of our money and our freedom. Even the envy that politicians stir up against the rich is highly focussed on those particular high income-earners whose decisions the politicians want to take over. Others in sports or entertainment can make far more money than the highest paid corporate executive, but there is no way that politicians can take over the roles of Roger Federer or Oprah Winfrey, so highly paid sports stars or entertainers are never accused of greed. If we are so easily distracted by self-serving political rhetoric, we are not only going to see our money, but our freedom, increasingly taken away from us by slick-talking politicians, including our current slick-talker-in-chief in the White House. 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.COMTSA: Training Sky-bound Illegal Aliens OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateWhen it comes to soldiers, breastfeeding moms, toddlers and grannies, the Transportation Security Administration is not just hands-on, its hands-all-over. But when it comes to illegal alien pilot trainees, our homeland security bureaucracys policy is still stuck in pre-9/11 mode: Hands o blinders on. is week, the U.S. Government Accountability O ce released a report on the airline security agencys process for ensuring (that) foreign ight students do not pose a security risk. In short, there isnt much of a process at all when it comes to checking the immigration status of ight school students. While the GAO report may be new, the documented lapses are part of the same old, same old refusal to pro le foreign ight risks for fear of o ending and inconveniencing politically correct special interests. In November 2010, my column spotlighted a shady ight school outside Boston that had provided single-engine pilot lessons to more than two dozen illegal immigrants from Brazil. Clear counter-terror rules banned illegal aliens from enrolling in U.S. ight schools. Clear counter-terror regulations required TSA to run foreign ight students names against a plethora of terrorism, criminal and immigration databases. Yet dozens of these illegal alien students eluded our homeland security radar screen. Whats changed since that illegal alien ight school rst came to light? e new GAO audit, rst reported on by CNSNews. com on Wednesday, disclosed fresh details about the Boston area ight school racket: -Eight of the 25 foreign nationals who received approval by TSA to begin ight training were in entry without inspection status, meaning they had entered the country illegally. ree of these had obtained FAA airman certi cates: Two held FAA private pilot certi cates, and one held an FAA commercial pilot certi cate. -Seventeen of the 25 foreign nationals who received approval by the TSA to begin ight training were in overstay status, meaning they had overstayed their authorized period of admission into the United States. -In addition, the ight school owner held two FAA airman certi cates. Speci cally, he was a certi ed Airline Transport Pilot (cargo pilot) and a Certi ed Flight Instructor. However, he had never received a TSA security threat assessment or been approved by TSA to obtain ight training. e GAO report pointed out that over the past two years, TSA and Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security have supposedly been working on a pilot program to vet names of foreign students against immigration databases -but have not speci ed desired outcomes and time frames, or assigned individuals with responsibility for fully instituting the program. e Obama administration promises to have a plan in place by December 2012 to assess the legal status of foreign pilot trainees. Meantime, election-year amnesty and intransigent apathy reign. For more than a decade, Ive reported on the failure of the federal government to build a comprehensive foreign visitor entry-exit tracking system. Visa overstayers constitute 40 percent of the entire illegal alien population -and have been major bene ciaries of both Bush and Obama illegal alien waiver programs and deportation freezes. On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks last year, GOP House Homeland Security Chairwoman Candice Miller reported on the federal backlog of more than 750,000 unvetted visa overstay records: If we are serious about controlling who comes into the nation and preventing another 9/11 attack, we need to get serious about an exit program, she testi ed. e (Department of Homeland Security) has yet to articulate a plan to move forward with a comprehensive exit plan in the air environment or elsewhere. Open-borders lobbyists, the travel industry, civil-rights absolutists and ethnic-grievance groups have lobbied hard to stymie full implementation of coordinated databases to identify, locate and remove illegal overstayers. e systemic, bipartisan refusal to crack down on short-term tourist, business and student visa holders is a clear and present security danger. Dont take my word for it. In 2010, President Obamas own Homeland Security Department Inspector General Richard Skinner testi ed before Congress: Overstays perpetuate the illegal immigration problem by using the visa process to break the law to remain in the United States. Moreover, some overstays represent a very real national security risk to the nation. Need a reminder? e Nationwide Visa Overstayers Club includes dozens of jihadists, including Mohamed Atta and four other 9/11 hijackers; 1997 New York subway bomber La Khalil; four of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers; 1993 New York landmark-bombing conspirator Fadil Abdelgani; convicted Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad; and U.S. Capitol bomb plotter Amine El Khali whose visa expired in 1999 and escaped homeland security notice for 12 years before he was arrested this February just blocks from the Capitol building donning what he thought was a suicide bomb vest. For the willfully dense: e salient homeland security point here isnt that every overstayer is a jihadi. e point is that the nations massive, untouched illegal alien overstayer population allows nefarious malefactors from all over the world to blend in and operate with impunity. Evil never rests. Washington bureaucrats, on the other, are engaged in an endless, reckless game of Kick the Can. 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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 News Versus PropagandaThomas SowellSince so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the di erence between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now ABC News took the fact that the man arrested for the shooting in Colorado was named James Holmes to broadcast to the world the fact that there is a James Holmes who is a member of the Tea Party in Colorado. e fact has since come out that these are two di erent men, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s. But corrections never catch up with irresponsible news broadcasts. e James Holmes who belongs to the Tea Party has been deluged with phone calls. I hope he sues ABC News for every dime they have. is is not the rst time that the mainstream media have tried to create a link between conservatives and violence. Years ago, the Oklahoma City bombing was blamed on Rush Limbaugh, despite the absence of any evidence that the bomber was inspired by Rush Limbaugh. Similar things have happened repeatedly, going all the way back to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which was blamed on a hostile right-wing atmosphere in Dallas, even though the assassin had a long history of being on the far left fringe. But, where the shoe is on the other foot -as when the Unabomber had a much marked-up copy of an environmentalist book by Al Gore -the media heard no evil, saw no evil and spoke no evil. If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that di erence, and choose their news sources accordingly. As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking -or lack of thinking. New Yorks Mayor Bloomberg and CNNs Piers Morgan were on the air within hours of the shooting, pushing the case for gun control laws. continue to page 5A
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Rogue security software might report a variety of virus threats, even though your computer is actually clean, in order to try to scare you into purchasing their product. is may even capture your account information in order to make unauthorized charges on your credit card account! So, in a nutshell, fake antivirus software may: Lure you into a fraudulent transaction (for example, upgrading to a nonexistent paid version of a program). Use social engineering to steal your personal information. Install malware that can go undetected as it steals your data. Launch pop-up windows with false or misleading alerts. Slow your computer or corrupt les. Disable Windows updates or disable updates to legitimate antivirus software. Prevent you from visiting antivirus vendor websites.A good rule of thumb to remember is if you did not search for and download the software in question and it appears to be on your computer, then it may be a form of scareware. 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But Mexico, Russia and Brazil are also countries with stronger gun control laws than the United States -and their murder rates are much higher than ours. Israel and Switzerland have even higher rates of gun ownership than the United States, and much lower murder rates than ours. Even the British example does not stand up very well under scrutiny. e murder rate in New York has been several times that in London for more than two centuries -and, for most of that time, neither place had strong gun control laws. New York had strong gun control laws years before London did, but New York still had several times the murder rate of London. It was in the later decades of the 20th century that the British government clamped down with severe gun control laws, disarming virtually the entire law-abiding citizenry. Gun crimes, including murder, rose as the public was disarmed. Meanwhile, murder rates in the United States declined during the same years when murder rates in Britain were rising, which were also years when Americans were buying millions more guns per year. e real problem, both in discussions of mass shootings and in discussions of gun control, is that too many people are too committed to a vision to allow mere facts to interfere with their beliefs, and the sense of superiority that those beliefs give them. Any discussion of facts is futile when directed at such people. All anyone can do is warn others about the propaganda. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www. tsowell.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COMNews Versus Propaganda continued from page 4A
The Levy County Journal6AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 On August 14th, Lets Make a DifferenceVote For BOBBY McCALLUM For Levy County SheriffPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Bobby McCallum, Republican for Levy County Sheriff EXPERIENCED EDUCATEDDEDICATED CITY OF WILLISTON, FLORIDA REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012DATE: MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012 TIME: 7:00 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat (Absent) President President Robinson Vice-President Vice President Fugate Councilman Councilman Cason Councilman Councilman Goodman Councilman Councilman Ross Interim City Manager Oel Wingo City Clerk Frances Taylor City Attorney Fred Koberlein OPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG ITEM 1 ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA President Robinson advised he would like to table the Fire Inspection item to the next meeting and place WYAA under J Old Business. Mr. Ross asked to pull the May 21st minutes from the consent agenda and move to Item K under Old Business. Vice President Fugate moved to remove item 5C Fire Inspection and place it on the next meeting agenda, to add WYAA as item J under old Business and move the May 21st minutes Item K under Old Business. Councilman Cason seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously, 5-0. ITEM 2 CONSENT AGENDA A. MINUTES FROM JUNE 8, 2012 WHOLESALE POWER COST WORKSHOP B. MINUTES FROM JUNE 19, 2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING Councilman Cason moved to approve the consent agenda with Item A deleted. Vice President Fugate seconded and the motion passed unanimously 5 0. ITEM 3 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None. ITEM 4 OLD BUSINESS A. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE AIRPORT COMMITTEE CLARIFICATION Vice President Fugate wanted clari cation as to motion the Council made when it reinstated the Airport Committee noting he understood that when the Committee was reinstated, it would operate on a referral basis only. He stated that if the Airport Manager had an item of interest that was within administrative purview then he or she could refer it to the Committee for consideration. By the same token, the Council would be able to refer items as deemed necessary to the committee. Vice President Fugate advised that motion was adopted when the committee was reinstated but stated that when he reviewed some of the comments of the Council it appeared that a bit more may have been occurred at the last Airport meeting. President Robinson stated that the Airport committee did not create the agenda because the items came from City Hall. Vice President Fugate asked if sta at City Hall was included in on the instructions regarding the agenda items being established through a referral basis only. Councilman Goodman stated that he attended the meeting and the question was asked as to how the agenda was developed. He stated that the only answer he received was that it was established through Mrs. Greaner noting that Mrs. Greaner was not intended to be the source of the agenda content. He added that the committee stated they are looking to the Council for guidance and without it, it is di cult for them to operate appropriately. He stated that now that there is an interim City Manager appointed, there will be better clarity and more clear directions they could follow. Councilman Cason stated that he had asked questions related to this issue at the previous meeting and was content with the answers provided but also agreed that the agenda shouldnt be set by Mrs. Greaner or City Hall sta Attorney Koberlein commented that there were some good comments made at the meeting and that if the Council and Committee works together, all those involved should be sitting in the same room when decisions are made and provide the Council the opportunity to give input to the committee. Discussion was held on the location and date of a joint meeting as well as the intent to provide for as much participation as possible. Mrs. Debra Jones advised that she believed Mr. Luster should be there because he is the FDOT partner and can provide input on how other Airports and Airport Committees operate. She suggested the meeting be held in the evening because of the working schedules of those who would participate. Its important to make sure that the committee members can come as well. Councilman Cason asked if it would be possible to have Mrs. Greaner set the next Airport Meeting and invite the Council to turn it into a Workshop. Councilman Cason then made a motion that the sta set the next Airport Committee meeting and that it include the Council in a workshop format to be held in Council chambers prior to July 27th. Councilman Goodman seconded. President Robinson suggested July 9th or 16th. By consensus, the meeting was scheduled for Monday, July 16th at 6 pm. B. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE WHOLESALE POWER ISSUES 1. REPORT FROM CITY ATTORNEY (pp 23) Vice President Fugate stated that coming o of the workshop the Council was to forward the most recent Wholesale Power Agreement to Mr. Koberlein to see if there was anything that needed to be done before the City moved into a bid process. Mr. Koberlein advised that Article III has a sunset provision which means the contract expires Dec 31, 2013 adding there was another provision to inform Progress at least by a year in advance of the Citys desire to renew the contract. Mr. Koberlein stated that the City can advise Progress now that the City is interested in 1 year extension and Progress would inform the City as to what the terms of a 1 year extension would be. He stated that Progress could refuse to extend it if the City does not notify them and that as of now, the City does have negotiation time and options to see what the market will bear. Vice President Fugate stated that the Council left the meeting with discussion regarding going out for bid but couldnt take o cial action at the meeting and that is why this topic is on the agenda. Councilman Cason advised that it was consensus at the workshop that the City put out an RFP for wholesale power but noted there was also an option to inform Progress of the interest in renegotiating a one year extension and consider their o er on that issue. He stated that it appeared the City could pursue both simultaneously. Councilman Cason then moved that the City notify Progress Energy of the interest in an extension and request that Progress provide options related to the extension for consideration per the agreement. Vice President Fugate seconded and asked the city attorney if we give Progress the notice regarding the 1 year renewal will that preclude us from moving ahead with the bid process. Article 3 per Fred allows for them to provide a proposal but does not prohibit us from RFP. Vice President Fugate I believe that Progress Energy rep has talked with the clerk and indicated they are willing to give us the same deal they are giving Mt. Dora. Wingo they made that statement with caveats. If we are going out to bid, we piggy back on Mt. Doras bid with Fred Wilson and associates to do the RFP and sift through the proposals because they have the expertise to review them. Councilman Cason Mr.Koberlein we are not obligated to renew just by telling them we are interested, correct? ere is nothing that prevents us from pursuing an RFP after we advise them that we are interested? Mr. K. no, there is nothing precluding that. Motion passes unanimously. 2. MT. DORA CONTRACT AWARD (pp 24 40) 3. 4. WHOLESALE ELECTRIC REQUEST FOR BIDS (pp 41) 5. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO ASSIST WITH BID PROCESS (pp 42) 6. ETHICAL ISSUES REGARDING CONTACT WITH POTENTIAL BIDDERS (pp 43) C. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TAX SERVICES AUDIT (pp 44) D. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE THE BINGO HALL (pp 45) E. COUNCILMAN GOODMAN REVIEW OF WATER CONSUMPTION/LOSS RELATED TO PIPE MAINTENANCE ISSUES (pp 46 51) F. COUNCILMAN CASON RESCHEDULING OF THE PENSION WORKSHOP (pp 52) G. CITY PLANNER HALL CDBG ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT FOR JONES EDMUNDS (pp 53 66) H. SEVERN TRENT REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN BLOOM DISCUSSION ON INVESTING CDS MATURING IN JULY (pp 67 69) I. SEVERN TRENT REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN BLOOM ACCEPTANCE OF FISCAL YEAR 2011 AUDIT (pp 70) J. MINUTES FROM MAY 21, 2012 PROCEDURES WORKSHOP ITEM 5 NEW BUSINESS A. MARK DURBIN FCCMA RANGE RIDERS* (pp 71 73) B. PRESIDENT ROBINSON REVIEW OF FMPA TOLLING AGREEMENT (pp 74 77) C. PRESIDENT ROBINSON FIRE INSPECTION POLICY (pp 78 100) D. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE FIRE SAFETY AGREEMENT WITH LEVY COUNTY (pp 101 103) E. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE POLICE DEPARTMENT (pp 104) 1. FUTURE PLANS FOR COMMUNICATIONS 2. RECENT AGREEMENT WITH LEVY COUNTY FOR EQUIPMENT F. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE CITY ATTORNEY REPORT ON TERMINATION OF MR. MILLER (pp 105) G. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE SCHEDULE OF BUDGET DATES (pp 106 107) H. VICE PRESIDENT FUGATE AIRPORT REPAYMENT OF FUNDS TO GENERAL AND UTILITY FUNDS (pp 108) I. PLANNER HALL INVITATION TO BID FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS LOCATED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (pp 109 115) J. SEVERN TRENT REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN BLOOM MAY FINANCIAL REPORTS (pp 116 130) K. SEVERN TRENT REPRESENTATIVE STEPHEN BLOOM UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF UTILITY REFUNDS (pp 131 133) L. MONTHLY POLICE CHIEFS REPORT (pp 134) ITEM 6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ITEM 7 CITY MANAGERS ANNOUNCEMENTS ITEM 8 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTS ITEM 9 ADJOURNMENT Vice President Fugate moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 9:39 am. __________________________________________ President Robinson Robinson, President City Council ___________________________________________ Frances V. Taylor, City Clerk Public Participation none. Old Business President Robinson if they wanted to come up would we have time to send out RFPs? It doesnt seem professional to go about the process this way. Vice President Fugate the contract that would result from us renewing with progress would be a one year contract whereas the contract with an RFP would be 3 5 years. Mt. Dora bid it out with 3 year and 5 year contracts. Councilman Cason that is what I had in mind when I wanted to make sure that what Mr. K said is correct. By doing this it lets them know we may be shopping. ey will see the RFP and know we are asking for 2 totally di erent products. Wholesale electric request for bids Vice President Fugate. I think based on our prior discussion that we have had, that it would be appropriate to have a motion to go out on a Request for Bids. President Robinson Do we have RFPs ready to go? Whos going to do it, whens it going to get done? Councilman Cason did the agency provide the RFP, review them, evaluate them, etc. President Robinson will we see the RFP before it goes? Yes Wingo. Councilman Cason do we need an RPF for the bid. Wingo lets get a copy of the RFP that they did when they hired Fred Wilson to do theirs if theres no substantive changes then we can use that and go back and piggyback on Mt. Dora. I tried to get it tonight but I had some trouble getting through down there. President Robinson what does Wilson charge? Wingo I have no idea but they went through RFP process to get Wilson. Im saying rather than reinvent the wheel lets use Freds contract if it has everything we need. I can have that for next meeting. Vice President Fugate move that we move forward with the wholesale electric RFP process and authorize the CM to review the RFP for Fred Wilson assist in the RFP process. Vice President Fugate we may be able to use those documents and we may need their services in evaluating their bids. Mr. Goodman my concern is the legality of using their work to create the RFP is that a problem Mr. K.? Mr. K I dont think there is an issue with that. Mr. Goodman that is a second, assuming there is no ethical issue with using their RFP. Wingo Mt Dora went out for RFP to nd a company to create an RFP and evaluate RFP for wholesale power. Upon review of the initial RFP they chose Fred Wilson and entered into a contract with him as the RFP consultant and review company. We could piggy back on that RFP and contract with Fred Wilson to save time. President Robinson public participation none. Move forward with RFP process and with CM to bring back a proposal to use Fred Wilson and Associates. Directing the CM to come back with something whether it be piggybacking o the RFP and contract or creating another. Motion passes 5-0 unanimously. Vice President Fugate there is paperwork from the Mt. Dora bid process you can go to one of the pages that shows the bottom line rate that was translated when they evaluated those bids it was a good rate. I asked Stephen to apply that rate for Willistons usage for CY 2011 and he did a synopsis and the savings was around $300,000. Ballpark gure if we were able to use Mt. Dora is a 300K savings annually. Vice President Fugate last item relates to the process. When we have Progress Energy and others talking to the city I would like that any communications with any representatives that we not entertain one on one conversations and that be brought to a public meeting to hear what they have to say about their proposal and what they would like to do. ere have been a lot of rumors about things that have been done re: wholesale power contracts and I would prefer these come to a public meeting. Telecommunications Vice President Fugate I defer to the CM. Wingo I believe you previously voted to have the FL. League do this. ere is a form you go through dept of revenue I prefer to get it done internally. It would be necessary to rescind the motion to authorize the city to do this. Goodman we made this motion because we felt we did not have the capability to do this correct? Wingo if they integrated that process, small cities could do this annually. What happened here is that when you passed the communications tax, no one ever certi ed the database and it just slipped through the cracks. Adam can develop this list and bring back a list and show what our savings will be. From past experience we wont get the money back but we will correct it and institute a procedure to certify it appropriately from year to year. President Robinson we have not completed the contract? Clerk no. Councilman Cason my only concern is that she is the interim CM, is this a process that can be implemented so that regardless of whether you are here or not that this can continue to be done. Wingo this is an operational procedure that there is no trouble continuing. Adam I don think there will be a problem. Vice President Fugate Dept. of Rev. maintains an address database any of us can plug in the address and it will tell you the tax rates and continue on page 7A
The Levy County Journal 7AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 jurisdiction so anyone can look address by address. e city can get a full report of all addresses and these can be matched up. Wingo there is no one in your organization that made a mistake. e bottom line was the communications services established a database their information is based on mailing addresses. e state established the period of time to certify the database and the City did not have the sta and expertise to do it at that time. Motion to rescind Goodman and Councilman Ross seconds. Motion passes unanimously 5 0. Bingo Hall approx. 1 year ago I brought this up to have Council look at an ordinance to have some review power to have the bingo hall proceeds make it to the appropriate organizations. I am bringing this up again there is a whole new set of owners. Bingo per statutes is designed to be run by a non-pro t, such as the Lions Club. What we have here is a commercial hall that borrows the name of charitable organizations and brings in proceeds. e Charitable organization is supposed to receive a percentage of proceeds but there is no govt. organization that has the authority to provide an audit and review. We brought a sample ord. from Pinellas County where they have adopted an ordinance to do that. My question is does this Council desire to proceed with that or not? President Robinson it is a mute point since we have one here alreadywe cant run them out? Vice President Fugate I dont want to run them out, I just want to make sure the charities are receiving their fair share. Councilman Goodman as I understand, they are entitled to their cost including the salary for the people running it. ey could comply and still be making a substantial pro t. e question is if we approach this which I would love to do are we going to cost ourselves money and come up against a brick wall we cannot penetrate. President Robinson was there a Pinellas ord. that would t? Mr. K. we looked at Pinellas because at the time we had a sweepstakes operating in the hall. e Pinellas ord. talked about internet cafes. Vice President Fugate no that ordinance talked about bingo. Councilman Goodman the advertisement for this facility is that they are going to expand. Vice President Fugate my request only relates to the bingo aspect. Mr. K my comment is that there are restriction about how they organize and operate but Mr. Fugate is incorrect that there is no one to audit it. It states that it is a criminal o ense if the hall operates outside of ordinance. If the city feels there is a problem then the police department or FDLE can review. It is no di erent than what the sheri would do in Ocala against internet operators that said we are closing you down because you are violating the statute. WPD can ask if they are in compliance with statute and review. If you want to adopt an ordinance you can but you should read that statute. 849.093(1). Councilman Ross what is the responsibility of the city towards having it policed is it up to the city to instruct it to be policed or does the police initiate. Mr. K. if you feel its not being policed then you should direct your police department to look into it. Councilman Cason this topic is close to me and I wholeheartedly support every e ort to make sure we dont have perceived illegal activities. Since the hall opened back up, it wont be hard to trace the money because there hasnt been a great attendance. ere is an internet caf in the same building but I almost never see anyone there. e risk isnt worth the reward we could just keep an eye on it. I support what Mr. Fugate is saying to ensure its operating in a lawful manner but I dont think we should spend a lot of time and money on enforcement other than that. President Robinson we have a lot going on and we should instruct the CM to get with the Chief to make sure they werent in compliance. Vice President Fugate it was my surprise when we had the prior conversation about this is that there is no authority which these organizations have to regulate themselves under. Chief Ill make sure they are aware of the statute and that they are checked periodically. Councilman Ross if they are violating a statute, how does that a ect the city? President Robinson the city can shut them down. Councilman Ross can the city be penalized? President Robinson not if they are out of compliance with the statute. Vice President Fugate I dont think the city would have liability but I just want to make sure the local charities that are supposed to be bene ting are bene ting. Goodman I would like to thank sta for this information it is, unfortunately, what I am most concerned about. I think we are aware of the water issues and I think it is important and cant overstate the importance of looking over the water consumption. I would like to know how many gallons per resident of 2,900 residents are we actually using. We have a 30.8% loss of water that means we have a tremendous 37 million gallons of water that are disappearing. e re chief uses maybe 100K a year doing testing but the amount that can be accounted for shows 37 million gallons missing. We have a water system that is in crisis and growing worse. A citizen is going to be getting me a map of information on our system. I have been pushing this because we cant continue to pump that amount of water out of the aquifer without looking at this situation. ere are recommendations from sta to do a capital improvement plan (spending money) for potable water system including a replacement schedule to look at water meters and mains that are being patched over and over and we need to direct sta to start giving us a clear idea of what we need to do to start reducing our water loss. It is nearing crisis proportions at this time. Councilman Cason I concur what else needs to be said? If we are above 30% we need to know why. Wingo I had a similar problem in another city. Florida rural water will help you develop plans to deal with the water loss and I will make the contact so we can get started. Vice President Fugate are we a member? Yes we are Adam. Vice President Fugate my comment would be that any capital project we need to take each of our individual utilities and make sure that each of them are standing on its own and if we need to gure out the costs that can handle that and farm it into the water budget to ensure that each system is standing on its own. Councilman Goodman I agree if it comes to paying a little more to avoid being on bottled water then it is worth it. Vice President Fugate isnt there a revolving fund that can be used to deal with this. Wingo I dont think you keep budgeting annually and expect to continue, you have to look at long term impacts and one of those considerations is infrastructure. on workshop. I move we have the workshop on Monday July 16th at 4 pm Vice President Fugate seconds. Wingo did talk to Paul Shamoun he can be here on July 17th the workshop can be at 5 pm that night but hes going to be in another city prior. Vice President Fugate revised second July 17th at 5 pm instead. CM will contact pension committee. Motion passes unanimously 5-0. CDBG contract for Jones Edmunds Adam this is the contract that was approved via evaluation committee. Early draft is in your packet but late revisions have been provided. Mr. K. has reviewed the revisions and Mr. Fox has reviewed to ensure all necessary language is in the contract. Two phases (1) improve sewer lines and construction phase. Cost for design is 57K which is under the amount approved. Sta recommends contract approval. Mr. K provided new contract with revised section B to show a two part payment which has had the language cleared up. Councilman Cason is that the 192 broken down into the 57, etc. YesMr. K. Councilman Cason my only other question is about this insurance. I thought it was contradictory to say the company is limited by their cost but then insured at 1 million dollars. Mr. Davis obviously we have a policy so if anything was to go wrong that insurance covers it. Vice President Fugate Im not sure that is what the limitation of liability clause says. If the engineer is intending to stand good for a million dollars then we dont need to be limited by the project cost. is language I see a lot I dont like it in there because we hire an engineer to stand good on the project worth much more and then we limit the liability. Councilman Cason we have a million dollar policy but does it come into play if we are allowing the liability limits to be at their costs these sections seem to be contradictory. I am just asking why are we agreeing to a limit of liability but also acknowledging the liability insurance? Mr. K. you are correct we just had this issue and they eventually deleted the liability (paragraph 9) clause. You can bet the carrier wont want to pay the city more than the contracted amount is. Are you going to be doing any mining? Mr. Davis this is the design of the pipelines. Ultimately those documents will be used to construct the facilities. Councilman Goodman so do you know if there would be any problem with eliminating that clause? Davis I dont believe so if you would like to make a provisional approval. President Robinson what about 10? Mr. K. It will be hard for you to release liability of the employees due to an intentional act. With Chastain Skillman you did a conditional approval. Councilman Cason are we on a time crunch if they dont agree to take out 9 and we have to look at this again in 2 weeks? Adam application is due Oct 1 and design will take however long it will take. Councilman Cason move to approve the contract subject to the elimination of paragraph 9. Councilman Goodman seconds. Vice President Fugate scope of services as it relates to what do we need to have done to be able to make the application. Application has to have construction ready documents (Adam preliminary and nal design documents and veri cation the permits have been submitted). e construction services portion is contingent upon funding under the grant. Vice President Fugate who determines percentage complete for the purposes of the requirements. Davis we typically submit a monthly invoice and we will work with Mr. Hall in terms of what we are submitting invoicing for. Motion passes unanimously 5 0. President Robinson do you want to authorize me to sign if 9 is removed? Vice President Fugate move to authorize the president to sign the contract as approved. Councilman Goodman second. Passed unanimously. Stephen Bloom Maturing CDs, there are several maturing and I have gotten rates locally and regionally to show the rates for several di erent terms. Based on the current reserves and liquidity we recommend to reinvest the CDs at this point. ere are several that will be maturing in August for us if we were to need it for cash purposes if we need it. Reinvest into multiple di erent terms so they are not all maturing at the same time. Councilman Cason the information provided poses a con ict of interest for me personally although I do feel regardless of the rates, that local institutions should receive the heaviest rating because of the way banks work and the cash is available in the form of loans for the people that live and work in the community. I want to state that local is the most important factor to me and having my con ict stated, I will abstain from voting. Vice President Fugate I am on record saying exactly what Councilman Cason said with the added component that local investment is the way we can encourage economic development in our city. President Robinson I agree too. How does that a ect the reinvestment? Stephen the authorization and the location of where to reinvest are the two components of this items we are looking for and we will try to get the best rate for what the local banks are o ering at this point. Councilman Cason move approve sta to reinvest CDs to institutions Vice President Fugate seconds. Unanimously passed Vice President Fugate I believe that doing so locally was consensus and policy previously established. Consensus stands. FY 2011 audit review Stephen presents the audit and advises Helen Painter is present to answer questions. Councilman Cason appreciate Mrs. Painters willingness to go through and review the audit draft. I feel like we are on the road to recovery and I move that we approve the audit as presented. Councilman Ross seconds. Vice President Fugate question for Mrs. Painter. One of the most important number is the unrestricted net assets on page 7 and I wanted to make sure that I understood that between 2010 to 2011 the unrestricted net assets for govtl activities went down from 1 million to 975 thousand and for business type activities the unrestricted assets went up but there was a good bit of that in grants and utility overcharges to be paid back. Stephen the overcharges are not a part of that but the grants are. Vice President Fugate that is the number to look at to make sure we dont have too many years of declining unrestricted assets. We heard from the prior administration that reserves is what that was all about our activities actually went down so we have work to do. Another comment last page and last paragraph.relating to the airport fund and this is the response. I request that we make a change in that paragraph to state I think this Council has the capability with assistance from AP manager to get that done with out the AP committee. I would like to see that sentence struck and I would like to do the review in the budget process that we are coming into now. Vice President Fugate I dont know if that is a part of the audit we are approving but that was my comment. Wingo it is CM responsibility to prepare a balanced budget with Councils approval. Vice President Fugate I didnt want us to be held to that because it was in an audit we approved that was why I had that comment. Motion passes unanimously. WYAA President Robinson money is needed because there was an outlay of $6500 and we were going to see if the city could come up with money and is the money needed immediately or over time? Davis we wouldnt need anything today but we would like to know moving forward how we are funding the football program. Councilman Cason I strongly feel we need to be supporting our rec. activities in the city and continue on page 7B in Levy LifeWilliston City meeting July 2, 2012 continued from page 6A
The Levy County Journal8AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 BUDGET SUMMARYSCHOOL BOARD OF LEVY COUNTY Fiscal Year 2012-13Proposed Millage Levies subject to 10 mill Cap : 5.0470 Aditional Discretionary Capital 0.0000 Operating or Capital 0.0000 Required Local Effort ( including prior period Basic Discretionary Operating 0.7480 not to exceed 2 years (Funding adjustment millage) Discretionary Critical Needs (Operating) 0.0000 Debt Service 0.0000 Local Capital Imrovement (Capital Outlay) 1.5000 Additionaly Discretionary (Statutory, Voted) 0.0000 TOTAL MILLAGE: 7.2950 ESTIMATED REVENUESGENERAL FUNDSPECIAL REVENUEDEBT SERVICECAPITAL PROJECTSTOTAL ALL FUNDS Federal Sources97,2337,696,794 7,794,027 State Sources26,976,03746,300773,00069,000 27,864,337 Local Sources9,850,499389,7846052,549,741 12,790,629 TOTAL SOURCES36,923,7698,132,878773,6052,618,74148,448,993 Transfers In1,736,37950,000656,804 2,443,183 Fund Balance (July 1, 2012)1,643,408260,49144,9167,961,783 9,910,598 TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 40,303,5568,443,3691,475,32510,580,52460,802,774 EXPENDITURES Instruction22,099,3333,807,355 25,906,688 Pupil Personnel Services1,771,609113,433 1,885,042 Instructional Media Services604,8952,537 607,432 Instructional & Curriculum Services568,645612,450 1,181,095 Instructional Staff Training283,578901,508 1,185,086 Instructional Related Technology146,07234,126 180,198 Board of Education223,5330 223,533 General Administration988,690106,815 1,095,505 School Administration2,958,82914,916 2,973,745 Facilities Acquisition & Construction 46,0334,8006,482,625 6,533,458 Fiscal Services389,2840 389,284 Food Service02,538,715 2,538,715 Central Services302,35616,606 318,962 Pupil Transportation Service3,375,38812,866 3,388,254 Operation of Plant3,355,247483 3,355,730 Maintenance of Plant957,7810 957,781 Administrative Technology553,76016,268 570,028 Community Services0 0 Debt Service0 1,139,158 1,139,158 TOTAL EXPENDITURES38,625,0338,182,8781,139,1586,482,62554,429,694 TRANSFERS OUT50,000295,2842,097,899 2,443,183 Fund Balance (June 30, 2013)1,628,523260,49140,8832,000,000 3,929,897 TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 40,303,5568,443,3691,475,32510,580,52460,802,774THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECO RD. Pub.: July 26, 2012. If you have ever escaped from blazing hot sun in a shady spot under a tree, you know how these natural air conditioners can make you feel more comfortable. A mature shade tree can block up to 90 percent of solar radiation, which could translate to a signi cant reduction in your home cooling cost. A Pennsylvania study found that air conditioning needs could be reduced by up to 75 percent by shading a house with trees! Computer models devised by the U.S. Department of Energy predict that the proper placement of as few as three shade trees will save an average household $100-$250 in energy costs each year and that study was done before energy costs soared! Reduce energy useOn hot days, some large trees can pull hundreds of gallons of water through their leaves. is water evaporates, keeping the tree and its immediate surroundings cool. With the increased costs of using fossil fuels for heating and cooling our buildings, it only makes good sense to take advantage of the following principles. "Plant deciduous trees on the south and west sides of a building," advises Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP*, sta arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association. ose are the sides where the sun's rays are most intense. Since deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, they o er shade during summer but permit the winter sun to provide warmth," adds Andersen. "Where there isn't room for trees, shrubs and vines can provide similar bene ts." Deciduous trees with high, spreading crowns can be planted to the south of your home to provide maximum summertime roof shading. Trees with crowns lower to the ground are more appropriate to the west, where shade is needed from lower afternoon sun angles. Trees should not be planted on the southern sides of homes in cold climates because the branches of these trees will block some winter sun. "Although a slow-growing tree may require many years of growth before it shades your roof, it will generally live longer than a fast-growing tree," notes Andersen. Also, because slow-growing trees often have deeper roots and stronger branches, they are less prone to fail during windstorms or heavy snowstorms. Slow-growing trees can also be more drought resistant than fast-growing trees. Trees, shrubs and groundcover plants can also shade the ground and pavement around the home. is reduces heat radiation and cools the air before it reaches your home's walls and windows. Use a large bush or row of shrubs to shade a patio or driveway. Plant a hedge to shade a sidewalk. Build a trellis for climbing vines to shade a patio area. Shrubs planted close to the house will ll in rapidly and begin shading walls and windows within a few years. However, avoid allowing dense foliage to grow immediately next to a home where wetness or continual humidity can be a problem. Enhance property valuesBeyond energy savings and beauty, homeowners who take care of their trees nd the value of their properties increase. A number of studies have shown that real estate Natures Air Conditioners Reduce Energy Costs and Up Property Values The Levy County School Board will soon consider a budget for 2012-13. A public hearing to make a DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on July 30, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the District of ce at 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson Florida 32621.NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGPub.: July 26, 2012.
The Levy County Journal 9AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 School Board of Levy CountyAnnounces its policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for students under theNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMSAny interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Becky Tyson, P. O. Drawer 129, Bronson, FL 32621 (352) 4865231 Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal bene ts are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals, households must complete the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal's o ce in each school e information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be veri ed at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. Households that receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child's name, SNAP/TANF case number, and signature of adult household member. Foster children will receive free bene ts regardless of the childs personal income or the income of the household. Households with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the district liaison, Becky Tyson at (352) 486-5231 For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income. All other households must provide the following information listed on the application: Total household income listed by gross amount received type of income (e.g., wages, child support, etc.) and how often the income is received by each household member; Names of all household members check the no income box if applicable; if household member is a child, list school name for each; Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the school should be contacted. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should also contact the school. Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced-Price meal policyLinda Henderson, Food Service Administrative Professionalwill review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatis ed with the ruling of the o cial, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining o cial on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either orally or in writing to: Becky Tyson, P. O. Drawer 129, Bronson, FL 32621 (352) 486-5231 Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the information on the Free and ReducedPrice Meal application may be used by the school system in determining eligibility for other educational programs.FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALSE ective from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013 Household Size AnnualMonthlyTwice Per Every Two Month Weeks Weekly 114,5211,211606559280 219,6691,640820757379 324,8172,0691,035955478 429,9652,4981,2491,153577 535,1132,9271,4641,351676 640,2613,3561,6781,549775 745,4093,7851,8931,747874 850,5574,2142,1071,945973 For each additional family member, add 5,148429 21519899 Household Size AnnualMonthlyTwice Per Every Two Month Weeks Weekly 120,6651,723862795398 227,9912,3331,1671,077539 335,3172,9441,4721,359680 442,6433,5541,7771,641821 549,9694,1652,0831,922961 657,2954,7752,3882,2041,102 764,2955,3862,6932,4861,243 871,9475,9962,9982,7681,384 For each additional family member, add 7,326611306282141FREE MEAL SCALE REDUCED-PRICE MEAL SCALETo determine annual income: If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross income by 52. If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross income by 26. If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 24. If you receive the income monthly, multiply the total gross income by 12. Remember: e total income before taxes, social security, health bene ts, union dues, or other deductions must be reported. In accordance with Federal Law, and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To le a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, O ce of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USOA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.SRWMD Budget Focuses on Core Mission Programs, Cost-Share Projects e Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board this week approved the tentative FY 2012-13 budget as well as a new budgeting method that more accurately re ects and supports the agencys core mission and includes signi cant funding for cost-share programs. e 2012-13 budget represents a revised standardized approach to budgeting and scal responsibility. For the rst time, the District has developed an annual operations budget. is approach, consistent with other water management districts, allows for improved tracking of costs and performance evaluations. is budget includes targeted expenditures that are expected to produce tangible results in e ectively addressing the fundamental issues of water supply and water quality, said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. One change involves the designation and funding of reserves. Rather than carrying over each year, the bulk of reserve funds which currently totals $44.6 million will be spent down over a four-year period. e District has chosen to designate funds to support projects and cost-share programs that will bene t the citizens of the District. e proposed millage rate of 0.4143, or 41.43 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value, is unchanged from last year. e owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $62.15 in property taxes to the District and will see no increase in taxes. In 2012-13, the District will set aside $3 million for agricultural and interagency-local government cost-share programs. Examples of agricultural programs include installation and implementation of water conservation and nutrient management improvements and practices. Local government projects may include alternative water supply, water quality improvement, and ood control projects. e District will hold public hearings on the budget at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 25. Both hearings will be held at District headquarters in Live Oak.
The Levy County Journal10AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Service Jacks Land BINGE FEEDINGSummertime bass dont like to expend too much energy cruising for food or chasing it down. They would rather hold in areas with high concentrations of food sources and then gorge themselves when the opportunity arises. In most cases, this binge feeding takes place on the surface of the water. The ends of large flats, main lake points and offshore humps are always good binge feeding areas, but just about any area where large quantities of bait fish school up can be a potential hot spot. Keep a rod rigged and ready with a topwater lure any time youre out fishing in the summer. Surface poppers work best in flat water and around sunken weedbeds. For choppy water, go to a noisy prop bait. The fast and furious surface action of binge feeding can happen at any time and can be over in an instant. When it happens, drop everything and get your bait in the water.Kevin VanDam is a 4-Time Bassmaster Classic champion and 7-Time Bassmaster Anglerof-the-Year For more tips, log onto basspro.com Mitchs Gold & Diamonds Call-Only Savings Just For You!10% OFFA Single Item $99+*And Say*Some Exclusions Apply Offer Ends July 31st, 2012Call 1-877-506-8553Over 55,000 products from the industrys top brands for musicians at every skill level only at Musicians Friend!SAVEMORE10 $25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe! Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy CountySVP Golden Gravel Awards to be Given on July 28Suwannee Valley Players announce that their Annual Golden Gravel Awards Celebration will be held Saturday, July 28th at 7 p.m. at e Tommy Usher Center. e public is invited to attend this formal celebration of our 2011 2012 season with dinner and entertainment. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Curves of Chie and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Chief eatre July 26th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ere will be limited tickets at the door for $15 each. For more information contact us anytime at (352) 493-ARTSFlorida School Lunches Aimed at Colorful and Healthy e rst step to improving the health of Florida's children is to increase the nutritional value of what we're serving in our school cafeterias. Since the state's school nutrition programs transferred to the department in January, Commissioner Putnam has focused his e orts on increasing the nutritional value of school meals. e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working to assist Florida schools in complying with the new federal nutrition guidelines, which will increase fruits and vegetables, increase whole grain-rich foods and limit calories. e department has coordinated statewide lunch menus to coincide with Florida's harvest seasons. By aligning the produce side of school menus with harvest seasons, Florida's schools will be able to access locally-grown produce at more a ordable prices. Greater Amberjack Recreational Season to Open in Gulf Greater amberjack will open for recreational harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. e season closes annually June 1. e minimum size limit for greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico waters is 30 inches fork length, which is measured from the tip of the shs closed mouth to the center of the fork in the tail. In Atlantic state waters, the size limit is 28 inches fork length. Recreational anglers may take one sh per person, per day. Reef sh gear rules apply when shing for greater amberjack. In Gulf waters, this means anglers must use circle hooks, and have a dehooking device and a venting tool on their vessel. Using these tools will help increase a shs chance of survival if it is caught and returned to the water. State waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles and in the Atlantic from shore to three nautical miles; federal waters extend from those boundaries to about 200 miles from shore. Learn more about greater amberjack by visiting MyFWC. com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater Fishing, Recreational Regulations and Amberjack. Kyle Miller holds his catch, a greater amberjack, after reeling it in o the waters of Panama City. Taken April 3, 2012, on a tagging trip by Amanda Nalley. Photo courtesy of MyFWC Media.
The Levy County Journal 11AJuly 26, 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 210 HELP WANTED 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE 500 FOR SALE 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. Joes Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------MIKES LAWN MAINTENANCE & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICE Mow it and Wash it with One Call to Mike at 352/215-9459. 7/26Jp --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 9/13Jp135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDAS LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman.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. DFWP. tfnJb --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 8/2Jp --------EMPLOYMENT & RV SITE OPPORTUNITY Christian Camp located in Dixie County, Florida along the Suwannee River and nestled among large canopy oaks is seeking a married couple with late model RV to provide full-time services to Campground in exchange for an RV site complete with electric, water and sewer. Extra compensation may be available for additional services on an as-needed basis. Campground is most active during the summer with some activity in the spring and fall. Duties will include, but are not limited to: welcoming new camping groups as they arrive and providing new camper orientation, insuring the campground operates in a safe manner, contacting appropriate maintenance staff when facility corrections are needed, keeping campground free of fallen limbs and debris, inspecting pool, restrooms, kitchen and potable water supply for clean operation, insuring entrance road is free of debris, changing and/ or cleaning lters as needed on AC units, checking propane levels in tanks, changing light bulbs/setting light timers as needed for outside security lighting, providing campground inspection prior to departure of current camping group to determine grounds and facility cleanliness, garbage removal and decisions on return of cleaning deposit, maintaining active/open communications with campground owners and representatives. Contact Camp Anderson at (352) 542-7942. 9/9Jb --------CLASS-A CDL FLATBED DRIVERS Home on the weekends! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Lease to OwnNo Money Down CALL: 888-880-5916 7/26Jp310 HOUSE FOR RENT3 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH HOUSE in the country south of Williston, clean and quiet, available NOW. 352-5729471. 7/26Jp --------3 BEDROOM/ 1.5 BATH BLOCK HOUSE 5 miles north of Bell on 129, $575/ mo + $575 deposit; also, 3 Bed/2 Bath mobile home in Fanning Springs Annex, $475/mo + $475 deposit. Call 860/208-4642 or 352/490-8223 8/2Jp --------ARCHER HOMESTYLE REALTY 2/bed. Porch. Fenced. $450; 2/bed. Walk to Publix. $525; 2/bed 2/bath. Porch. Shop. $550; 3/bed. Historic. $600; Huge 3/bed. $625; 3/bed. 5 acres. 3 stalls. $650; 3/bed. 18 acres. $800. Owner/Broker. Homestyle Realty 352-495-9915 8/16Jp400 REAL ESTATE3 BEDROOM/2 BATH ON 1 ACRE $49K by owner. Will nance with $25K down. Has improvements; power pole, well, septic. Needs some work. Bronson area. Call (352) 318-9262. 8/2Jp --------3BEDROOM/2BATH ON 1 ACRE Assumable with terms. By Owner. $2,500 moves you in. Call for details (352) 318-9262. 8/2Jp440 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 525 APPLIANCESUPRIGHT FREEZER 15 cu ft. upright freezer $100. Call for information: (352) 490-4485 Jftfn540 LIVESTOCKREGISTERED 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. 10 years old, $300. GOOD HOME ONLY. Call 386/9352880 or 386/854-0331 for more information. tfnJe555 AUTOMOBILESANY 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. 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The Levy County Journal12AJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923The Political Season is Here and the Rallies are Abundant Looks like even the raceways are opening their doors to the political rallies with lots of good food, speeches and handshaking. Bronson Speedway was the venue last Friday for one of many political rallies and the pictures show that there are more than a few people interested in standing up for their candidates. ere is more to how our country is run than just the president. e bills the president gets put on his desk to sign come from the House of Representatives. Our local candidates are part of the coalition of elected o cials that speak for us on the local level which percolates up to the higher levels. Political rallies give you, the voter, the opportunity to ask the questions of the candidates that you need answered in order to make an informed decision when you go to the ballot box on August 14. Check out the Levy County Journals Community Calendar and nd out where and when there is a political rally being held so you can join in the greatest constitutional representation of people ever known on this earth voting for the candidate of your choice. Together we can keep America free and prosperous. Check them out before you vote them in.Photos by Suzette Cook/racebronson.comBronson's Jimmy Dunford chatting with Ted Yoho.
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 89, NO. 3 50 CENTS THURSDAY, JULY 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.FWC Announces 2012-13 Hunting Season DatesPlease note: e statewide hunting season for gray squirrel on private lands has been extended. From now on, it will open the second Saturday in October and close the rst Sunday in March. is season, the dates will be Oct. 13 March 3.2012-2013 Florida Hunting Season Dates (Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas) SeasonZone AZone BZone CZone D ArcheryJuly 28 Aug. 26Oct. 13 Nov. 11Sept. 15 Oct. 14Oct. 20 Nov. 21 Deer-dog trainingAug. 11-30Oct. 27 Nov. 15Sept. 29 Oct. 18Oct. 27 Nov. 15 CrossbowJuly 28 Aug. 31Oct. 13 Nov. 16Sept. 15 Oct. 19Oct. 20 Nov. 21 and Nov. 26-30 Muzzleloading gunSept. 1-14Nov. 17-30Oct. 20 Nov. 2Dec. 1-7 and Feb. 18-24 General gunSept. 15 Oct. 14 and Nov. 17 Jan. 6 Dec. 1 Feb. 17Nov. 3 Jan. 20Nov. 22-25 and Dec. 8 Feb. 17 Antlerless deerNov. 17-23Dec. 26 Jan. 1Nov. 17-23Dec. 26 Jan. 1 Fall turkeyOct. 8-14 and Nov. 17 Jan. 6 Dec. 1 Jan. 27Nov. 3 Dec. 30Nov. 22-25 and Dec. 8 Jan. 13 QuailNov. 10 March 3Nov. 10 March 3Nov. 10 March 3Nov. 10 March 3 Gray squirrelOct. 13 March 3Oct. 13 March 3Oct. 13 March 3Oct. 13 March 3 Bobcat and otterDec. 1 March 1Dec. 1 March 1Dec. 1 March 1Dec. 1 March 1 Youth spring turkey hunt ** Feb. 23-24March 9-10March 9-10March 9-10 Spring turkeyMarch 2 April 7March 16 April 21March 16 April 21March 16 April 21 ***Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round. Except for Holmes County, where there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed. ** Only youths under 16 years old will be allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. *** In Holmes County, spring turkey season is limited to March 16-31. To the Levy County Journal Readers: If you have a veterans story or memorial that you would like published that is your own, not over 750 words and realize that we reserve the right to edit the story please send it to us at email@example.com or to e Levy County Journal, P.O. Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32626 or P. O. Box 159, Bronson, FL 32621 so that we can publish it for all to read. ank you for participating in our community and honoring our local servicemen and women. ese articles will end up carrying the story on as a record to future generations in the archives of the Levy County Journal to all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who have served our nation and the American people in the armed services.VETERAN'S CORNER Portion of CR326 to Honor Memory of Veteran OsteenCommissioner Mike Joyner called lifelong Levy County resident Roger Morgan to present a request to the Board of County Commissioners on July 17 for approval to dedicate a portion of CR 326, between US 19 and the Waccasassa River, to the memory of US Army Specialist 4 Michael S. Osteen. Mr. Morgan stated he was not known for eloquent speeches but that he was speaking from a heart that still has pieces missing. He was referring to the loss of his friend, US Army Specialist 4 Michael Steven Osteen who grew up in Gulf Hammock as the youngest son of a no-nonsense o cer of the law and sweetest gentlest lady you could ever hope to know. Morgan talked of now he and Osteen were typical boys of the woods playing around and hunting in the area. According to Morgan, he and Mike always did things together and enlisting was their next adventure. Just in Vietnam a short time, Morgan heard that Mike was killed on May 5, 1968 in South Vietnam. Morgan said one of the greatest honors of his life was to escort Mike back home. Morgan asked the commissioners to name the portion after his buddy Mike. e commissioners approved Resolution 2012-43 to do just that.Fisher House Coming to VA in GainesvilleFacility to Provide Free Lodging for Families of VA PatientsSafe, comfortable and a ordable housing for families of Veterans being treated at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is moving closer to reality as VA re nes its plans for a new Fisher House. e new Fisher House will be 100 percent handicapped accessible and will have 20 bedrooms or suites and several common use areas. e building of a Fisher House at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center represents the dedication of our local Gainesville Fisher House Foundation, said North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System Director omas Wisnieski. ey saw a need for a facility that allows families of Veterans to stay close to their loved ones while they are receiving medical treatment and worked many years to make it a reality. Fisher Houses are built through public donations and contributions from the Fisher House Foundation. VA assumes responsibility for operating costs of the nished homes. Currently, VA has Fisher Houses in Albany, N.Y.; Augusta, Ga.; Bay Pines, Fla.; Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; Palo Alto, Calif.; Richmond, Va.; St. Louis; Salt Lake City; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Washington, D.C. Fisher Houses are under construction at VA facilities in Pittsburgh and San Antonio. Congratulations to Levy County CFEC Scholarship RecipientsLots of studying and hard work paid o to 10 Levy County seniors with a $1,000 scholarship to each from Central Florida Electric Company to help further their education at an accredited university, community college or trade school. All these seniors graduated from high schools in the CFEC service area and due to their impressive academic record they were included in the 2012 CFEC Educational Charity Scholarship Program. Levy County is certainly proud of its outstanding youth and we pray for your continued accomplishments and a future full of successes.
The Levy County Journal2BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 firstname.lastname@example.orgYankeetown Town Meetings e Yankeetown Council Budget Workshop will be held on July 23 at 7 p.m. On Aug. 6 there will be another Budget Workshop at 5:30 p.m. and a Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning will meet on Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/447-2511Inglis Political Candidate Meet & Greet Aug. 2 e Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee (R.A.B.A.C.) will have a Candidate Meet and Greet on urs. Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Inglis Community Center. All quali ed candidates in the Levy County election have been invited to attend. e following candidates have con rmed attendance: Tim Browning, Christopher Cowart, Darryl Diamond, Jamie Gri n, Robert Hastings, Tammy Jones, Bobby McCallum, John Meeks, Cyndee Munkittrick, Evan Sullivan, and Brooke Ward. e candidates will have tables set up with information. ey will be given the opportunity to speak for ONE MINUTE on why they feel they are most quali ed for the position they are seeking and what ideas/suggestions they have for the people of South Levy. e remaining time (after the one minute speeches) will be allotted for one-on-one with the candidates. Bring your questions and let your candidates know that we in South Levy want to be an informed electorate. Any candidates that wish to attend should please email the R.A.B.A.C. inglis. email@example.com, or call (352) 447-0236.Inglis 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 352/4472203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. NOTE: the website at towno nglis.org is currently under construction.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note con rming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.WILLISTONWilliston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352/342-7525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Williston School of Dance Free Performances Starting July 27Williston School of Dance (WSD) will present three free, public performances in conjunction with the Schools summer camps and intensives. Performances run the next three Friday evenings. Friday July 27, boys and girls preschool to high school present American Dance Jam. e culmination of WSDs Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop Week for students, the 7 p.m. free show is at the Williston Womans Club Clubhouse. Friday August 3 at 8 p.m., Irish Week students will dance on the downtown Gainesville Bo Diddley Community Plaza stage. Friday August 10, 7 p.m., Ballet Week students will demonstrate authentic repertoire from classical ballets like Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. e costumed ballet performance is 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Anyone interested in enrolling a dancer in either week can contact the School at 528-6540 or at www. willistondance.com. e Schools studio location, since 1977, is 153 NW 6th St. Regular weekly classes for 3-year-olds to young adult, male and female, beginner to advanced begin after Levy schools resume for fall.Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson 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 Town Council Meeting July 30 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Mon. July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Bronson High School Class of 92 Reunion Aug. 3 & 4Its so hard to believe its been 20 YEARS! Were not old enough to be out of high school this long! e Bronson High School class of 1992 is holding its 20th class reunion. An adult dinner will take place on Fri. evening, Aug. 3rd, followed by family day at Rainbow Springs State Park on Sat. Aug. 4th. Please call either Karen (Skelly) Kopeck at (636) 542-3833 or Marie Cunningham at (850) 527-0691 for more information. anks and we hope to see you there.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 30 Aug. 3: Remote Control & Science of Flight Bring remote control toys and try new ones and make and program LEGO robots. Aug. 6 10: ATV Safety & Certi cation: Did you know that you must have an ATV Safety Certi cation to ride your ATV on any public lands? We are o ering this class to a limited number of youth (16 participants). Youth will be taught safe operation, riding practices, and general maintenance of your ATV. We will be taking trips with our ATVs; Taught by American Safety Institute instructors for the purpose of completing the ASI ATV Safety Certi cation. is day camp is only for youth ages 12 years and older. Cost of this camp is $50. Children who are younger than 12 years old can attend GAMES Day Camp at the regular price of $25. Aug. 13 17: Wildlife Adventures Come ready for anything! In this day camp, they will have the opportunity to learn about our friends in the wild, and to explore adventures to build relationships and cooperation with wildlife. 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 rough Aug. 14 Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group at the Davis Center in Archer every Tuesday from July 10 through August 14. e group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 352-493-2333. CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting Aug. 21 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall with the next meeting on Aug. 21. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall with the next meeting on Aug. 7. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132.Grief and Loss Class Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss class the second Wednesday of every month at the Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key from 6-7 p.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 800/677-5428. YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club EventsA reminder that the rift Shop at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is closed for the summer. Doors will re-open in September for your shopping pleasure. However, the club is still accepting donations. If youre cleaning out your closets, garage or storage room this summer, remember the rift Shop for your gently used items. If you must leave donations when no one is at the club, Please leave them on the front porch so theyll be out of the weather. 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 Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 26 Low 1:09 AM 1.4 6:50 AM Set 12:34 AM 44 26 High 7:18 AM 4 8:28 PM Rise 2:17 PM 26 Low 2:32 PM 0.7 26 High 8:55 PM 2.9 F 27 Low 2:08 AM 1.8 6:50 AM Set 1:20 AM 55 27 High 8:19 AM 4.1 8:27 PM Rise 3:22 PM 27 Low 3:57 PM 0.6 27 High 10:38 PM 2.8 Sa 28 Low 3:25 AM 2 6:51 AM Set 2:12 AM 66 28 High 9:30 AM 4.1 8:26 PM Rise 4:25 PM 28 Low 5:19 PM 0.3 Su 29 High 12:08 AM 3 6:51 AM Set 3:09 AM 77 29 Low 4:47 AM 2.1 8:26 PM Rise 5:26 PM 29 High 10:43 AM 4.2 29 Low 6:27 PM 0 M 30 High 1:10 AM 3.2 6:52 AM Set 4:10 AM 86 30 Low 5:59 AM 1.9 8:25 PM Rise 6:22 PM 30 High 11:49 AM 4.4 30 Low 7:21 PM -0.2 Tu 31 High 1:56 AM 3.4 6:53 AM Set 5:14 AM 93 31 Low 6:58 AM 1.7 8:24 PM Rise 7:13 PM 31 High 12:47 PM 4.5 31 Low 8:07 PM -0.3 W 1 High 2:34 AM 3.5 6:53 AM Set 6:19 AM 97 1 Low 7:49 AM 1.5 8:24 PM Rise 7:58 PM 1 High 1:38 PM 4.6 1 Low 8:48 PM -0.2 Suwannee River EntranceTh 26 Low 1:27 AM 1.3 6:50 AM Set 12:35 AM 44 26 High 7:24 AM 3.5 8:28 PM Rise 2:18 PM 26 Low 2:50 PM 0.7 26 High 9:01 PM 2.6 F 27 Low 2:26 AM 1.7 6:50 AM Set 1:21 AM 55 27 High 8:25 AM 3.6 8:28 PM Rise 3:22 PM 27 Low 4:15 PM 0.6 27 High 10:44 PM 2.5 Sa 28 Low 3:43 AM 1.9 6:51 AM Set 2:12 AM 66 28 High 9:36 AM 3.6 8:27 PM Rise 4:26 PM 28 Low 5:37 PM 0.3 Su 29 High 12:14 AM 2.6 6:52 AM Set 3:09 AM 77 29 Low 5:05 AM 2 8:26 PM Rise 5:27 PM 29 High 10:49 AM 3.7 29 Low 6:45 PM 0 M 30 High 1:16 AM 2.8 6:52 AM Set 4:10 AM 86 30 Low 6:17 AM 1.8 8:26 PM Rise 6:23 PM 30 High 11:55 AM 3.9 30 Low 7:39 PM -0.2 Tu 31 High 2:02 AM 3 6:53 AM Set 5:14 AM 93 31 Low 7:16 AM 1.6 8:25 PM Rise 7:14 PM 31 High 12:53 PM 4 31 Low 8:25 PM -0.3 W 1 High 2:40 AM 3.1 6:53 AM Set 6:19 AM 97 1 Low 8:07 AM 1.4 8:24 PM Rise 7:59 PM 1 High 1:44 PM 4 1 Low 9:06 PM -0.2 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 26 Low 2:04 AM 1.3 6:49 AM Set 12:34 AM 44 26 High 7:25 AM 3.6 8:26 PM Rise 2:16 PM 26 Low 3:27 PM 0.7 26 High 9:02 PM 2.6 F 27 Low 3:03 AM 1.7 6:49 AM Set 1:20 AM 55 27 High 8:26 AM 3.7 8:26 PM Rise 3:20 PM 27 Low 4:52 PM 0.6 27 High 10:45 PM 2.5 Sa 28 Low 4:20 AM 1.9 6:50 AM Set 2:11 AM 66 28 High 9:37 AM 3.7 8:25 PM Rise 4:24 PM 28 Low 6:14 PM 0.3 Su 29 High 12:15 AM 2.7 6:51 AM Set 3:08 AM 77 29 Low 5:42 AM 2 8:24 PM Rise 5:25 PM 29 High 10:50 AM 3.8 29 Low 7:22 PM 0 M 30 High 1:17 AM 2.9 6:51 AM Set 4:09 AM 86 30 Low 6:54 AM 1.8 8:24 PM Rise 6:21 PM 30 High 11:56 AM 4 30 Low 8:16 PM -0.2 Tu 31 High 2:03 AM 3.1 6:52 AM Set 5:13 AM 93 31 Low 7:53 AM 1.6 8:23 PM Rise 7:11 PM 31 High 12:54 PM 4.1 31 Low 9:02 PM -0.3 W 1 High 2:41 AM 3.2 6:52 AM Set 6:18 AM 97 1 Low 8:44 AM 1.4 8:22 PM Rise 7:57 PM 1 High 1:45 PM 4.2 1 Low 9:43 PM -0.2 continued on page 3B Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291
The Levy County Journal 3BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast Levy County Tourist Dev. Council Meeting July 26 e Levy County Tourist Development Council has scheduled a marketing workshop for 4:30 p.m., followed by its bi-monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on urs., July 26, 2012 in the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. e meeting is open to the public.Levy County BoCC July 31 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. July 31 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. BoCC Budget Workshop July 31 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will hold a budget workshop on Tues. July 31, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. e meeting will be held at the county commissioners meeting room in Bronson, Florida.Levy County Autism Support Group July 31You can improve your childs behavior by encouraging the positive and ignoring the negative Come nd out tips on how to reduce negative behavior and replace it with positive behavior On July 31 (and the last Tuesday of every month) from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. there will be a support group meeting. For July the group will be informed on Redirecting Behavior at 40 1st Street in Williston presented by Autism 4 Parents, Williston Pediatrics, and Understanding U erapy. Child care will be included. Call 352-529-0535 for information Do not miss out on this great opportunity for parents to support one another and learn how we can help our children dealing with Autism, ASD, PDD and Sensory Disorders with guest speakers from our professional community.Levy County Republicans Monthly Meeting Aug. 20 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. 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 Great Suwannee River Cleanup Kick-Off Sept. 8Reminder to register for the Great Suwannee River Cleanup for a section on either the Santa Fe or the Suwannee this year. We want to see another great turnout for this important event. Register soon so that you will get the section you prefer. e link to the registration form: http://tinyurl.com/cg6heur. In the information part of the form you will also nd links to the map and the spreadsheet. Check out the spreadsheet so that you can make sure you are registering for a section that has not been taken. Remember our Kick O Celebration on September 8, too! Held at the Gilchrist County Park at the US 47 Bridge south of Ft. White, from 11-2 p.m., well have lunch for all plus music and exhibits. ere will be a cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Contact me if you are interested in helping with the cleanup. Fritzi Olxon, 352/2646827 or www.currentproblems.org 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-onone 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 First Wed./month: Williston Public Library from 10 a.m. to Noon; Bronson Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Second Wed./month: (Yankeetown) A.F. Knotts Public Library 10 a.m. to Noon. ird Wed./month: Monthly: Chie and Senior Center from 1:30 p.m. to 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.Community Calendar continued from page 2B Self Defense Class in Williston July 31, Oct. 30 e Williston Police Department is partnering with Jerry Heines to sponsor a Womens Awareness and Defense Class to teach women how to avoid being the victim of a physical attack. Heines has formed his class to prepare women to have a survivor mindset and to use simple and practical techniques of self defense. is is a one night, four-hour course and not meant to train anyone in complex martial arts forms. e class is free and will be held on July 31 and October 30 at the Williston Community Center from 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Heines is a 5th Dan Black Belt, World Taekwondo Federation, Instructor in Muay ai, and has instructed narcotics, state, municipal police and correctional o cers and he holds a PHD in eoretical Physics. Prior registration will be available at the Williston Police website (www.willistonpolice.org) and at the Police Department. More information is available on our Facebook page. If you plan to attend, please wear loose clothing, no jewelry (or weapons), bring a pen and a bottle of water and advise the instructor(s) of any injuries or disabilities you may have. Williston City Council Meeting Aug. 7 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 Aug. 7 at City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. WPD & Ornan Lodges Public Safety Day Sept. 29 e Williston Police Department will be participating in the Ornan Lodge presentation of Public Safety Day on Sat. Sept. 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with a variety of events of interest to children and adults, alike. Child Safety Seat seminars, bicycle helmet giveaways, safety videos and a bicycle rodeo will be included this year. Police, Sheri and Fire ghters will be on hand to speak with citizens about related safety issues and answer questions.Fall on the Prairie for Haven Hospice Oct. 13A night of scrumptious food, live music, silent and live auction and so much more to bene t Haven Hospice on Saturday, October 13 at the Whitehurst Ranch and Prairie in Williston at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, sponsorship and auction donation opportunities are available. Contact: Stephanie Brod, 352/271-4665 or email@example.comCHIEFLANDChie and Chamber News e 4th Friday of each month, our next meeting is on the schedule for Friday, July 27 at 12:00 Noon, in the Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties meeting room located at 311 NE 9th Street (o of Hwy 27). A bu et lunch will be provided compliments of this months sponsor Curves of Chie and. All our Chamber members are invited to come share in our monthly meetings and have a free lunch sponsored by one of our local businesses each month. We invite you to come join us this month for lunch and an opportunity to meet and greet fellow Chamber members. Seating space is limited so reserve your seat by emailing us at the Chamber o ce to: chie firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Chamber o ce 352-493-1849, our voicemail is always there even if we are not. e Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 a.m. and the doors open for the reports and members segment at 12:00 Noon as usual.Chie and Chamber Business of the Year Awards Banquet Sept. 11Time 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 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.Chie and Centennial Dinner & Sweet Auction Fundraiser July 27 e City of Chie and is already excited and preparing for the great Centennial Celebration in 2012 celebrating its 100th year anniversary in 2012. e celebration date has been set for Friday and Saturday April 5 6, 2013. City employees have been busy planning the following fundraising event: July 27, 2012 Pie and Cake Auction Spaghetti Dinner 6:00 PM Dinner will be $5.00 per person for spaghetti, salad, roll and drink. is event will be held at the Chie and Elementary School Cafeteria with the auction to be held immediately following the dinner. We would so appreciate a donation of your favorite cake or pie for our fundraiser. You can begin bringing your cakes/pies to the cafeteria at 4 PM and dont forget to put it in a dish that youre willing to part with. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at City Hall, City Building and Zoning o ce or at the door on the night of the event. Hope to see you there!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.2nd Annual End of Summer Bash Aug. 11Come and join us at Chie and First United Methodist Church for our 2nd Annual End of Summer Bash on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is is a day of Free Family Fun including: Free Food, games, services, clothes giveaway, school supplies and much more. We are located at 707 N. Main Street in Chie and.Operation Christmas Child Speaker on Sept. 15You are invited to the Operation Christmas Child (OCC), Florida Speaker Tour on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Hardeetown Baptist Church, 1716 NW 14th St. In Chie and; (352) 493-4523. Our speaker will be Elena Hagemeier who came from Russia and a very di cult life. But the shoe box gift from Samaritans Purse with the booklet inside introducing her to Jesus Christ changed her life and she will be here to talk about it. Come and join us for this wonderful story. 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 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 WILLIAM EARL LAWSONWilliam Earl Lawson died July 11, 2012 at the TriCounty Nursing Home in Trenton, Florida at the age of 87. He moved to Trenton in 2011 from Morgantown, W. Virginia. He was a native of Bridgeport, W. Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He worked for 36 years for Algonquin Natural Gas Transmission Co. in Boston, Mass. He and his family lived in Framingham, Mass. for 22 years where he was a member and sat on the board of Park Street Baptist Church. He was also a Scout Master of the Boy Scouts of America for many years during this time. Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by his sisters, Kitty Rollins and Jean Gore. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret, who lives with their daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Richard Martin of Chie and. He also leaves a son and daughterin-law Timothy and Teri Lawson of Wareham, Mass.; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Martin (South Charleston, W. Virginia), Joseph Martin (Stillwell, Okla.), Andrea Lawson (Fitchburg, Mass.), and Shelby Kay (Milford, Mass.), one great-granddaughter, Emily Rose and many nieces and nephews who will miss him too. ere will be no funeral but a Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home in Chie and, Fl. On line condolences can be made at www.knau funeralhomes.com
The Levy County Journal 5BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Obituaries continued from page 4B A memorial service was held ursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Brown and Rev. Jake Cravey o ciating.GEORGE ROGER HOLMESGeorge Roger Holmes of Old Town passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Shands of UF. He was 63. Mr. Holmes was a retired engineer who moved to Old Town from Pinellas County, Florida over 20 years ago. He was Catholic by faith and active in the Crane Bay Hunting Club and the Eagles Club. He enjoyed hunting and gourmet cooking. He is survived by his girlfriend Marie McDaniel of Old Town; sister, Ellen Peoples; one son; one daughter; and several nieces and nephews. Services have not been planned at this time. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.CLIFTON LEE C.L. GOODSON JR.Clifton Lee (C.L.) Goodson, Jr. of Old Town passed away quietly at the age of 82 surrounded by his family at Cross City Rehab after a lengthy illness. Mr. Goodson, a lifetime resident of Dixie County, was a Christian by faith and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the American Legion. He served his country in the United States Army spending 6 years in Europe. After leaving the Army he began his electrical career, building electrical transmission lines all over the state of Florida and even spending two years in Saudi Arabia building transmission lines. After retiring, he enjoyed ranching, farming, shing and hunting. Mr. Goodson was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Clifton L. Goodson, III and his parents, Clifton, Sr. and Ida Goodson. He is survived by his grandson, Clifton L. (Lee) Goodson IV of Old Town, caregivers, Eddie and Eloise Parrott and a host of other nieces and nephews that helped care for him during his illness. A visitation was held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Richardson and Rev. L. E. Ward o ciating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.WILLIAM HOWARD PRINCEWilliam Howard Prince of Gainesville, Florida passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Williston at the age of 85. Mr. Prince moved to Williston 2 years ago from Citra. He was of the Protestant faith. Mr. Prince served our country in the United States Navy ghting in World War II during the occupation of Japan. He served on the USS Franklin and USS Hornet. His occupation during his military career was a reman. He was also shot by friendly re while serving. After his service he worked as forklift driver for United Steel. He enjoyed CB radios, going to movies, watching television, riding motorcycles, auto racing and wrestling along with spending time with family and friends. Mr. Prince was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Anita Prince, who passed away in 1992. He is survived by sons, Charles Prince (Ruth) and Gene Prince (Susan); ve grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter; and his sister, Charlon Settle (Virgle). A visitation was held at Knau Funeral Home Williston on Monday, July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home Williston Chapel. In lieu of owers donations can be made to the Gainesville Fisher House: 5106 Northwest 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32605. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston.DEBORAH ANN BRAXTON COSTASeptember 21, 1957 July 21, 2012 Deborah Ann Braxton Costa of Bronson, Florida passed away on July 21, 2012 at the age of 54. Debbie was born on September 21, 1957 to Jon and Glenda Braxton in Phoenix, Arizona. Debbie graduated from Bronson High School in 1975 and received a Business Degree from Florida International University. Debbie worked for the Bronson School System for over 15 years and loved her job, coworkers, and the kids whose lives she a ected. Debbie was an avid reader whose books often overran her room. Debbie loved to volunteer her time to various youth programs and schools. Debbies greatest joy in life was loving and guiding her three children, Cara, Tony, and Paige. Debbie is survived by her parents, John H. Braxton of Westville, Fla. and Glenda Braxton of Bronson; her children Cara Costa of Jacksonville, Tony Costa of Bronson, and Paige Costa of Orlando; her sister Beckie Dowling of Bronson and her brother John H. Braxton Jr. of Westville, Fla. and many loving family and friends. Live your life so that your children will say you stood for something wonderful. Never wanting a child to go without a book or a hot meal, in lieu of owers, donations can be sent to Bronson Elementary School in her name. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bronson. Funeral service followed at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston.ELLIOTT MONROE WILLIAMSElliott Monroe Williams, Jack as we all knew him, of Chie and, Florida passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties. He was 86. Mr. Williams served in the Merchant Marines for 15 years. He worked in car sales, was a sheet metal smith, owned a heating, air conditioning and appliance store, was a general contractor and had a real estate business. You might say, as his name implied, he was a Jack of all trades. His a liations included: Master Mason, raised May 12, 1955, Worshipful Master, Brown Lodge 51, 1965 and 1995, District Deputy, Grand Master, 1967, District Instructor, 1973 and 1974, Scottish Rite Valley of Ocala, 1973, 32nd Degree, Life member Morocco Temple Shriner, Suwannee River Shrine Club President, 1976, Charter Member of the Suwannee River Moose and Charter member of Chie and Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed gol ng, family ancestry and traveling in an RV. He is survived by son, Harry John (Kathie) Williams of Saginaw, Texas; daughters: Nancy Lee Bagley of Chicago, Illinois, Roxanne Shirvan of Austin, Texas, Rachael Williams Almeida, Regina (Bruce) Goss and Jacqueline Williams, all of Chie and; brother, Andrew Paul Williams of Gainesville; sister, Sara W. Gray of e Villages; grandchildren: Kian Shirvan, Leah Almeida, Sarah Cantrell, Franciso Almeida, Franco Elijah Almeida, Caley Williams and Hayden Williams; great-grandchildren, Elijah Cantrell and Aubrey Weatherford; and his faithful dog, Lucky. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Keith o ciating. A Masonic Interment service followed at Cross City Cemetery. e family received friends at noon, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of owers the family has requested that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. Its the time of the year when children are outside playing and the grill is always sizzling with delicious summer fare. While its nice to be outdoors enjoying the warm weather, its not fun getting stung by one of the seasons most notorious party crashers re ants, wasps, mosquitoes, yellow jackets and hornets. Stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year. Here is a list of the top ve stinging insects likely to be encountered in our area. 1. Wasps: Wasps are the most aggressive of the summer stinging insects. ey are unique in that they do not need to be provoked to show their aggression, often attacking humans for no apparent reason. 2. Yellow Jackets: Yellow jackets typically create their nests in the ground, attics or basements and a fully developed nest can contain hundreds to thousands of adult yellow jackets. If their nest is disturbed, these insects will vigorously pursue the intruder. 3. Red Imported Fire Ants: Look for re ants in their signature tall mounds found in landscaped areas, yards or around the foundation of a home. Similar to wasps and yellow jackets, re ants will attack stinging multiple times if their nest is disturbed. 4. Mosquitoes: One of summers most notorious pests, mosquitoes got an early start this year due to the unseasonably mild winter experienced in our area and Tropical Storm Debbys leftover rain. It only takes mosquitoes 10 to 14 days to develop from an egg into an adult and they will travel up to 14 miles in search of a meal. 5. Hornets: Like wasps, yellow jackets and re ants, hornets are social stinging insects and present a greater threat because they attack in large numbers if they perceive their nest is danger. Hornets most often construct their nests inside hollow tree trunks or buildings but can also build them in the ground or aerial locations. Exterminators encourage homeowners to follow these easy steps to prevent stinging insects from ruining their summer fun: Many stinging insects are attracted to sweets so serve sugary drinks in covered pitchers and keep desserts in sealed containers Make sure all outdoor trash cans have a secure lid Remove sources of standing water, such as old tires, childrens wading pools, birdbaths and saucers of owerpots Cut back or get rid of unnecessary vegetation around the home Seal all cracks around the foundation of the home and ensure all screens are in good repair If an infestation is suspected, homeowners should contact a licensed pest professional to remove the insects from the property.The Top Five Stinging Insects of Summer Y A 4 w y 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. 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Court Street, Bronson, Florida, for the purpose of amending its FY 2011-2012 Budgets for the General Fund, E911 Fund and Emergency Medical Services Fund. ESTIMATED REVENUES: General Fund Emergency 911 Fund Emergency Medical Srv Fund TAXES16,249,210 0 0 PERMITS, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 158,000 0 1,904,384 INTERGOVERNMENTAL3,560,055 408,081 62,000 CHARGES FOR SERVICES318,200 0 1,778,000 FINES/FORFEITURES3,000 0 0 MISCELLANEOUS540,675 100 1,000 LESS: Reserve for Uncollectible(1,041,457)(20,409)(187,269) TOTAL SOURCES19,787,683 387,772 3,558,115 NON-OPERATING REVENUES Interfund transfers0 0 238,976 Fund Balances/Net Assets3,369,469 116,473 342,765 TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 23,157,152 504,245 4,139,856 EXPENDITURES & RESERVES GENERAL GOVERNMENT4,557,807 0 0 PUBLIC SAFETY1,042,408 336,245 4,139,856 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT503,290 0 0 TRANSPORTATION0 0 0 ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT243,401 0 0 HUMAN SERVICES1,554,173 0 0 CULTURE/RECREATION676,682 0 0 COURT RELATED160,093 0 0 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES 8,737,854 336,245 4,139,856 NON-OPERATING EXPENDITURESInterfund transfers 12,308,695 168,000 0 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 2,110,603 0 0 TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & RESERVES 23,157,152 504,245 4,139,856 Complete details of the amended budgets are available for public inspection at the Of ce of the Clerk of the Court, Levy County Courthouse, 355 S Court Street, Bronson, Florida. Should any agency or person decide to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, a record of the proceeding, and for such purpose, a verbatim record of the proceeding is required, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Pub.: July 26, 2012 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES YANKEETOWN TOWN COUNCIL JUNE 4, 2012 7:00PM INGLIS / YANKEETOWN LIONS CLUBMEMBERS PRESENT Mayor Janie Hinson, Vice Mayor omas Sholes, Councilmembers: Dawn Marie Clary, Larry Feldhusen and Jack Scho eld. MEMBERS NOT PRESENT Mike Lineberger, Councilmember. OTHERS PRESENT Town Attorney Ralf Brookes and Town Clerk Laura Coyle. Joseph Mittauer and Gregory Lane from Mittauer and Associates APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF AREA RESIDENTS PRESENT 9 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER / PLEDGE TO FLAG Mayor Hinson called the Meeting to order at 7:00pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS AND/OR ANNOUNCEMENTS Mayor Hinson read the Animal Control Report dated May 1, 2012. AREA RESIDENT INPUT / SUGGESTIONS ere was none. OLD BUSINESS 1. Schedule Workshop on Fire Department Merger Vice Mayor Sholes stated he would like to set up a date to hold a workshop to discuss the Fire Department merger and Council agreed on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:00pm. 2. Community Development Block Grant / Proceed or Not Mayor Hinson suggested Council delay applying for a CDBG this year and discuss possibly reserving funds next scal year for the project. Joseph Mittauer and Gregory Lane, from Mittauer and Associates reviewed the ranking score sheet and their Engineering fees of $58,000.00. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and seconded by Councilmember Clary to table any Engineering studies for the CDBG until we have a better chance to do an engineering study. Motion passed unanimously. 3. Sunrise Elevator Company, Inc. / Approval of Proposal to x Elevator at WGP Councilmember Scho eld reviewed the proposal from Sunrise Elevator dated May 14, 2012 for $17,916.00 to x the elevator at the WGP as well pointing out the work that the Town would be responsible for. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and second by Councilmember Clary to approve the expenditure. Motion passed unanimously. 4. WGP Painting Bid Councilmember Scho eld stated the Board of Trustees had realized the advertisement for the Bid for painting the WGP building was wrong and not detailed enough only after the advertisement had already been place in the newspapers and they would like to re-advertise again but after October 2012. Councilmember Scho eld stated he would contact the companies that did send in their bids and explain to them what happened. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and seconded by Vice Mayor Sholes to hold o till next budget year for painting and Councilmember Scho eld will contact the bidders. Motion passed unanimously. 5. Gibson Tree Service / Approval of Proposal to Clear the Alley between 54th and 55th Streets Chris Howard, Yankeetowns maintenance employee, explained the location and condition of the alley and why it needed to be cleared. Councilmember Clary moved to approve the funds to clear the Alley. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Sholes. Discussion that the funds will come out of expense line item 541.467. Motion passed unanimously. 6. Clark Survey / Approval of Proposal to Survey Alleys Chris Howard reviewed Clark Surveys proposal to survey alleys in town. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to approve the surveying of the top ve (5) items on the proposal and spend $1,000.00. Discussion that the funds would be taken out of expense line item 541.467 Motion seconded by Councilmember Scho eld. Attorney Ralf Brookes arrived at 7:45pm. 7. Zoning O cial Position Application / Temporary ZO Mayor Hinson stated there were eleven (11) applicants with six (6) having no experience. Council discussed that Ralf Brookes could assist the Zoning O cial with big projects if needed, it isnt necessary to split the Zoning and Code positions or maybe a consultant is needed. Council discussed the experience that Charles Botts and Chris Howard have and the cost of schooling. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and seconded by Councilmember Feldhusen to o er Charles Botts the position at 15 hours a week, at $18.00 an hour and get the CFM and CRS certi cates with the State. Discussion that outside consultants like Morris-Depew could be brought in for large zoning projects. Motion passed unanimously. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and seconded by Councilmember Clary to send Chris Howard to Certi ed Flood Plain Manager school. Discussion that Mr. Botts will probably start in a week and Councilmember Feldhusen stated he had asked Mr. Howard to take classes several times. Motion passed three (3) to one (1) with Councilmember Feldhusen voting nay. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to execute the paper work to sign on Morris Depew. Motion seconded by Councilmember Scho eld. Motion passed unanimously. 8. Ikes Old Florida Kitchen / Parking Issue and Other Zoning Issues Mayor Hinson gave background information on parking issue at Fishermans Park. Council discussed the park boundaries and hours. Attorney Brookes read Article V. from Chapter 2 of the Yankeetown Code and suggested amending the ordinance to allow after hours parking. Council decided to use a resolution to change the hours at Fishermans Park. 9. Mayors Request to go to the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference August 23-25, 2012 at Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, Fl Mayor Hinson reviewed the conference information and the scholarship for reimbursement of funds she would apply for. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to support the Mayors attendance. Motion seconded by Vice Mayor Sholes. Motion passed unanimously Mayor Hinson recessed the meeting for a short break at 9:42pm. Mayor Hinson reconvened the meeting at 9:50pm.NEW BUSINESS1. Resolution 2012-04 / Garbage Rate Increase Mayor Hinson read Resolution 2012-04 in its entirety. A motion was made by Councilmember Scho eld and seconded by Councilmember Clary to adopt Resolution 2012-04. Motion passed unanimously.2. Presentation on Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Councilmember Sco eld stated the power point presentation would be tabled. 3. Approval of Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Agreement for WGP Fire Prevention Councilmember Scho eld stated that the Department of Forestry did a survey of the WGP property and they have o ered to come in and mow re breaks and widen road in the fall. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to authorize the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service to so the work with the Wildlife Mitigation Agreement. Motion seconded by Councilmember Clary. Motion passed unanimously.4. Pallet Jack for Water Plant / Approval of Purchase and Expense Item to Use Councilmember Clary stated the salt for the Miex System is too heavy for the employees to move by hand and is requesting the Town purchase a pallet jack for $249.99. continued to page 7B
The Levy County Journal 7BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Joyner. CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEETSThe following committee members me t on July 23, 2012 to select nominees to represent Districts 2, 3 and 7. Those nominated to represent their respective districts on the Board of Trustees of Central Florida Electric Cooperative. Inc. were: District 2 George Stephens District 3 Tony Weeks District 7 Kenneth OSteen The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the business meeting will follow at 10:00 a.m. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to authorize the purchase of a pallet jack. Motion seconded by Councilmember Scho eld. Discussion to use expense line item 533.560. Motion passed unanimously. Councilmember Feldhusen stated Ellen Shannon has o ered to run the computer during the budget workshop schedule after Councils Special Meeting on June 18, 2012 and asked Council if they wouldnt mind if we swapped the meeting times. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to have the Budget Workshop at 7:00pm with the Council Special Meeting immediately after. Motion seconded by Councilmember Clary.ADJOURNMENT At 10:21pm, Councilmember Feldhusen moved to adjourn the Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Scho eld.Motion passed unanimously. RECORDED BY: Laura L. Coyle, CMC Town Clerk / Treasurer Herbert Corbin Roy Dyer William Goess Ernest Green Pamela Higgins Kathryn McInnis Thomas Nicholson Phillip SnyderYankeetown Town Council June 4, 2012 7:00pm continued from page 6B The Log Cabin Quilters hosted the Levy County 4H sewing camp. The girls learned about sewing by hand.4H Sewing Camp in particular WYAA and I want to help Mr. Davis nd some money in our budget but it wouldnt be fair if I didnt state that there is another football league that operates at Cornelius park and so (a) if you give money to one organization, the other would request the same sort of support and 2 if you give one organization support you should give the other organization support. Having said that, its di cult to try and authorize funds for this given them current funding situation. I want to help but I dont know how to do that right now without obligating ourselves to similar requests in the future. President Robinson does the program in E. Williston have a contract with the city like WYAA does? Councilman Cason I dont know. Davis suggest you could look at prorating the amounts provided. What is the latest you would need funds? (President Robinson) Davis the season starts august 2nd. President Robinson October 1 would be too late. Davis if we had to wait until then we could. President Robinson we might be able to come up with it in the budget cycle. Vice President Fugate they deserve all their asking for and more. We didnt budget for it now but we can. President Robinson we can look at that in the budget process you have a consensus that we want to help you as much as we can. Vice President Fugate Id like the city to do all it can to help them but to try to assist those leagues getting together and working together. Davis its best if the leagues can work together we started that process and will continue to do that. Vice President Fugate I encourage you to come back to these meeting and update us on a regular basis. Councilman Cason if we could see a proposed budget for WYAA with all sports to have a full blown annual budget would help us determine the possibilities as we begin the budget process. Davis this is high on my priority list. Wingo as a way to work towards us having gures you can contemplate I would like to ask Dennis to schedule a meeting of all interested parties in the program so we can talk options to consider if the money is there. Minutes Mr. Ross was here make those changes before they are signed. Vice President Fugate move to approve with noted changes. Councilman Cason seconded. Motion passes unanimously 5 0. Mark Durbin range rider with FCCMA assoc. group of retired managers that o er up help to cities for city manager services. Helped you last year with police chief services. Retired in 2010 from Kissimmee have 31 years of experience in CM profession. What we do as volunteers is we help you through the process. We are not a professional head hunting rm. We expect your sta to do work such as placing ads, collecting resumes, etc. We can help you with locations to place ads and look over job descriptions, etc. and once resumes come in I would review them and based on the criteria you have developed I would make recommendations on who we believe is most quali ed. We have interview questions you can pick and choose from. Councilman Cason are you free? Mark we do not charge anything. President Robinson what kind of time limit are we looking at to get these out? Mark it is your decision. It will take anywhere from two weeks to a month to get them in the various publications. ere are so many great internet places you can put ads some will charge but its worth it. I recommend a minimum of 6 weeks but some cities only do 3 weeks I recommend that everyone has an opportunity to respond. It takes about a week to go through them you may want to authorize another range rider to go through them. We cant do that outside of the sunshine law so I will come back with a recommendation as to who is quali ed and go from there. President Robinson what do you need from us. Mark an authorization to work with your sta and a job description. You may want to review the ad and job description. You will have to set criteria college degree? Minimum 10 years experience? Etc. Councilman Goodman we would see the proposal and be able to review and make changes prior to running the ad. President Robinson we need a consensus to work with sta to get the ad placed. Consensus was obtained to approve. Get with Clerk and interim CM and the attorney sta will bring it back to you. FMPA tolling agreement President Robinson wanted everyone to review the contract before it was signed. Any input? Vice President Fugate move we approve the tolling agreement with FMPA and authorize the Council president to sign it. Councilman Ross second. Councilman Cason as clari cation this is an agreement that allows FMPA to negotiate with Progress energy with overcharges? Motion passes unanimously. Fire Safety in Levy County bringing this because at the Chie and City Commission they voted unanimously to request a long-term re protection services agreement and they asked me if I would relay this and ask the Council to join in on this agreement. Background is that FP Services have always been performed by a number of departments including municipal departments and small volunteer departments in the county. e packet shows how much was paid to the municipal departments. e municipal depts. are city depts. and they also have service that goes out into the unincorporated areas of the county. It allows the municipal depts. to establish an economy of scale that is good for the county. ere is a movement to have the county take over services. By which the Levy County re department under their new public safety director is attempting to get other re departments to merge with the county. is is a done deal with Fowlers Blu and Yankeetown re department. e reason the city has tried to seek a longer term with the county is because current agreements are only year to year. e concern is if the Levy County re department gets enough smaller departments to merge, they may cut o funding and try to cover the areas of the county we cover. is would cut a large hole in our budget. My thought is the strength of services is the large municipal re departments. Within our agreements, there are back up provisions that the departments agree to back each other up and may even be the rst ones on site at a call. e consensus among municipal departments is that rather than merging these departments into the county, it makes more sense for them to merge with one of the larger municipal departments. ere is no decision to be made tonight but I think the Mayor and Fire Chief should be in on the discussion from the standpoint of Chie and requesting that we join them in seeking a longer term contract and the budget implications this may have. President Robinson how long term? Vice President Fugate Chie and is looking at 30 years but we should look at 10 and review this in conjunction with the capital improvement planning we have discussed. I dont think the county will be successful at merging all of these and they may have to go back to letting the cities handle it at some point. Councilman Goodman so the county is considering consolidating all departments in the county under one umbrella. Vice President Fugate that has not been said openly but the county Public Safety Director has appeared in Bronson and Inglis to propose a merge. is is to make the public aware of whats going on much of this has been done below the county commission level. Vice President Fugate Communications for PD my only question here we have been carving out the communications expense in the city which has been running at 200K per year with the eye on starting to look at the communications to the county and achieving some savings there. I know when we get into these discussions we get into why the county system wont work in Williston. If we look at the General Fund in the city and places where we can cut budget dollars this is an area we have isolated for some time and have not really made progress there. I want to see the possibility that we get to the point of letting the county handle it much the way they have handled all the other cities in the county. President Robinson we have tried it and we get to the point where the cost is too much for the county. Vice President Fugate they arent charging anyone else in the county. President Robinson then why do they have to charge us. Chief, at one time the county discussed charging some of the other agencies but after grumblings among the agencies, they have backed o on that. Darnell went from no charges to $40,000 to Waldo for calls. High Springs went to $150K a year and they are having to change their street numbering system so High Springs is backing out of that deal. e system that LCSO uses is the SLUR system this system is designed to be a state system the system will not work in Williston on a hand held radio because there is not a repeater in this end of the county. We got word they were going to install one at 326 and at the WCJB tower. However, the system will not work in buildings. In the last week it has gone down twice EMS uses cell phones to try to communicate. We had a conference call with the engineers of this system. When the towers come on, it could enhance the use of the radios but you may still not be able talk on the radios inside buildings. We asked them to put a repeater on top of the water tower in Williston but it was 800K. To change this system today, it would cost $120K in radio equipment. ere is a system that works with great deal less cost in equipment. at is where we are right now. We have tried to nd grant funds to pay for the repeater but there is none there. e majority of the grant money for communications is going to schools not rst responders. We received 2800 MHZ portables as part of a grant program but the radios will not function here. We are getting a base station to put in our o ce so we can talk directly to the LCSO. President Robinson this is something to keep in mind toward the future Vice President Fugate just bringing it up for the budget process. Termination of Mr. Miller Fred. is is a letter sent to Mr. Millers counsel on June 20th. I spoke to his counsel June 20th and he stated that Mr. Miller found out about termination on the news June 19th I informed his counsel on June 20th and his counsel was sent this information and received it June 22nd and nothing has been heard from him since then. Councilman Cason has he received severance? Sta no. Budget dates Vice President Fugate defer to Wingo. Williston City meeting July 2, 2012 continued from page 7A continue on page 11B
The Levy County Journal8BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting July 3, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. Major She eld gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.EXPENDITURESComm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 108439108565 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 1,199,450.79 ROAD 210,302.60 SHIP 14,995.26 TRANSPORTATION 3,242.06 911 41,766.23 COURT FACILITIES 12.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 104.56 EMS 13,804.73 FIRE 3,758.69 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 4,083.63 UTILITIES 1,340.21 DRUG TASK FORCE 1,603.93 ADD COURT COSTS 1,650.00 IMPACT FEES EMS 824.50 IMPACT FEES PARKS 824.50 LANDFILL 17,777.35 TOTAL $1,515,541.04MINUTES e minutes for the Regular Board meetings held on June 5, 2012 which includes the minutes taken from the BoCC/ NCBDC Workshop in Chie and and June 19,2012 were presented for Board approval. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the minutes from the Regular Board meeting on June 5, 2012 and June 19,20 12 as presented. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC HEARINGRob Corbitt, Development DirectorA. Petition Ha.Va. 5-12, Marvin and Sharon Detweiler petitioning the Board for a Hardship Variance 10 allow a third dwelling in order to care for their daughter.Mr. Corbitt presented and requested Board approval of Hardship Variance Petition 5-12 as requested by Marvin and Sharon Detweiler. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the petition. Mrs. Cannon asked a question which was answered by Mr. Corbitt. Comm. Stevens then dosed oor to public comment. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Ha.Va. 5-12 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the Motion CARRIES. Atty. Brown did swearing in for anyone wishing to speak from the audience and asked if any of the Commissioners had ex-parte communication regarding Special Exception 2-12. Comm. Drew stated she had communication with the applicant and attorneys.B. Petition SE 2-12, Morris-Depew Associates, Inc., representing Colby Gwyn-Williams and Jose Raul Hernandez, petitioning the Board for a Special Exception to allow a Dog Kennel located at 551 SE 215th Avenue, Morriston, Florida.Mr. Corbitt presented SE 2-12 for Board approval and read into record the conditions of the Petition. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone from the audience wishing to speak for or against the Petition. Charlie Gotier of Morris, Depew and Associates from Tallahassee spoke to the Board giving information regarding the petitioners plans for construction and operation of the kennel. Raul Hernandez and Colby Williams both spoke to the Board explaining plans for the operation of the proposed kennel and Mr. Hernandezs background in dog training. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the Special Exception. Ms. Cannon spoke. Comm. Stevens then dosed the oor to public comment. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve SE 2-12 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.CLERK OF COURTDanny ShippA. Request selection of new Value Adjustment Board (VAB) representatives and advertise, if needed, for the citizen representative. Mr. Chubb is currently serving as our citizen representative, and has for many years.Mr. Shipp requested Board appointment of VAB members; one Citizen of the county, two Commissioners as regular members and one as an alternate. Mr. Shipp stated Ivan Chubb had been serving as the Citizen member and was willing to continue to serve. After discussion, the Commissioners agreed to appoint Comm. Joyner and Comm. Bell as members. Comm. Drew agreed to serve as the Alternate. e Commissioners agreed to advertise for the Citizen Representative as there had been interest made known to Comm. Bell in this position.LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Mike West. 911 CoordinatorRequesting Board Chairs signature on two contracts;A. Viper 4.1 upgrade B. 9-1-1 mapping projectMr. West requested Board approval of the Viper 4.1 upgrade to PSAP equipment which allows the dispatch center to remain in concurrence with the State E911 Plan. Mr. West also requested Board approval of a 9-1-1 mapping project which will convert their maps to a solution with next generation 911 capabilities. Both projects are fully funded by grants from the State of Florida E911 Board. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve both items as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Lt. Scott Finnen Request approval of application for 2012 Edward Byrne JAG Grant in the amount of$11,883. Lt. Finnen requested Board approval to apply for a 2012 Edward Byrne JAG Grant in the amount of $11,883. e Sheri s Department plans to use these funds for: Senior Management training, $9,000 K9 equipment for training and daily operations of managing a K9 unit, $2,883 Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Edward Byrne JAG Grant application. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Major Michael She eld Request approval of RFP for Inmate Video Visitation. Major She eld requested Board approval to advertise for RFP for Inmate Video Visitation system. Research has shown the cost is estimated to be around $150,000 to $175,000. e Inmate Fund has $20,000 which can be used toward this expense. e Commissioners agreed by consensus for the Sheri s Department to advertise for RFPs for Inmate Visitation system and to set the due date for them to be received by July 23rd.PUBLIC COMMENTSDavid Leach spoke about promoting tourism for Levy County and commented about the striping being done on Manatee Springs Road and stated whoever was doing this was doing a sloppy job and believes this could leave a bad impression on anyone visiting the area. He also expressed concerns about Clay Landing Road stating the patching done to the road was inadequate. Mr. Leach requested the Commissioners rescind their decision on the Tarmac Mine as he is concerned about the wear and tear on roads and is also concerned about the blasting which will be done and the quality of the water supply. Mr. Moody addressed Mr. Leachs concerns about the road condition.DEPARTMENT REPORTS COUNTY COORDINATORFred Moody, County CoordinatorA. Presenting proposed agreement with Brown & Brown, Public Risk Insurance Agency for our Broker/Agent of Record Services for Employee Bene ts. TABLED B. Request dates for a Budget Workshop; ursday 7/12/12 or Friday 7/13/1 2.Mr. Moody requested dates for a Budget Workshop. e Commissioners agreed to set a Budget Workshop on July 12th at 9:00 A.M. Mr. Moody then requested the Board hear a non agenda item. Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non agenda item. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Moody stated he had been contacted by Grady Hartzog who had been contacted by Curtis Cupp with Linn Lease Group in connection with the construction of the Tri-County Hospital. In order for them to obtain a retention pond permit the Suwannee River Water Management has requested they get permission from both the City of Chie and and Levy County to work in their right-of-ways. Mr. Moody stated they are requesting a letter from the Board of County Commissioners authorizing Tri-County Hospital and Ingram Civil Engineering to be the agents for the work being done in the right-of-ways. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve a letter to be prepared as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. Mr. Moody gave the Commissioners information on the inmate work crew situation. Mr. Moody also informed the Commissioners of an invitation to a Community Partnership event to be held at the Lowell Reception Center on August 2nd al 10:00 A.M.CORRESPONDENCEKaren BlackburnA. Request approval to replace Comm. Mike Joyner (approved at the May 22, 2012 Regular meeting) and add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an Alternate Member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, W.R.P.C.Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval to replace Comm. Mike Joyner (approved at the May 22, 2012 Regular meeting) and add Commissioner Chad Johnson as an Alternate Member to the Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, W.R.P.C. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve the replacement as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.B. Request approval of Proclamation 2012-23, recognizing July as Water Safety Month and promoting water safety through public awareness.Mrs. Blackburn requested Board approval of Proclamation 2012-23, recognizing July as Water Safety Month and promoting water safety through public awareness. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Proclamation 2012-23 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, DirectorA. Request approval to purchase two heart monitors from Physio Control (sole supplier). We have been issued payment from EMS Matching Grant Funds in the amount of $50,000. e remaining balance for the monitors ($17,801.30) will come from the EMS Impact Fee Fund.Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase two heart monitors from Physio Control for $67,801.30. Mr. Knowles explained $50,000 will be funded by EMS Matching Grant Funds and the remaining balance of $17,801.30 will be paid from the EMS Impact Fee Fund. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the purchase of two heart monitors from Physio Control as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.B. Request approval to re-chassis unit 105. e bid price of $102,646.00 from Beck Auto Sales was agreed upon under the Florida Sheri s Association Bid Award Announcement 11-19-0907.Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to re-chassis Unit 105 e bid price of $102,646 from Beck Auto Sales was agreed upon under the Florida Sheri s Association Bid Award Announcement 11 190907. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the request to rechassis Unit 105. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.C. Request approval to apply for the attached agreement regarding the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS); requires signature.Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to apply for the Partner Application and Agreement for the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS). SLERS establishes a single, common radio network servicing all state agency, law enforcement radio communications. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve application for the Partner Application and Agreement for the SLERS as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.D. Request approval to submit the Upland Lease Application to acquire the Levy Forestry Camp Facility located at 1251 CR 343 Bronson, Florida to house the Department of Public Safety Complex. e lease agreement between the County and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida shall be $300.00 per year.Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 201237 and to submit the Upland Lease Application to acquire the Levy Foresty Camp Facility to house the Department of Public Safety Complex. e Lease Agreement between the County and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund of the State of Florida will be $300.00 per year. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 201237 and to submit the Application as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.TOURIST DEVELOPMENTCarol McQueen, DirectorA. Requesting approval to move forward with the Visit Florida Grant and arrange for advertising in Geo Saisons 2012 Winter edition, where Cedar Key editorial will be featured.Mrs. McQueen requested Board approval to move forward with advertising in Geo Saisons 2012 Winter edition, a leading travel guide magazine for Germany, in which Cedar Key will be featured. e cost for this advertising will be $8,643 and will be funded through the Visit Florida Grant, a $5,000 dollar for dollar matching grant. Comm. Drew made a motion to approve advertising in Geo Saisons 20 12 Winter edition as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.B. Presenting three printing proposals/quotes for reprinting out Discover Your Next Adventure 20 page tourism brochure.Mrs. McQueen presented three printing/quotes for reprinting out Discover Your Next Adventure 20 page tourism brochure. e quotes received are listed below: Lunar Cow Quantity / Price 10,000 = $3,991 15,000 = $4,926 Print Shop Quantity / Price 10,000 $4,216 15,000 = $5,530 20,000 = $6,846 StorterChilds Quantity / Price 10,000 $4,168 Printing 15,000 = $5,300 20,000 = $6,433 Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the purchase from Print Shop of 10,000 copies at $4,216. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Mrs. McQueen presented additional promotional items to the Commissioners. Danny Shipp added, information regarding a link from the Clerks website to the Visit Levy site.COUNTY ATTORNEYAnne Bast BrownA. Rati cation of Emergency Declaration 20 12-36 enacted by the Chair on June 25, 2012.Atty. Brown requested Board rati cation of Emergency Declaration 2012-36 enacted by the Chair on June 25, 2012 as a result of heavy rainfall and winds throughout the county from Tropical Storm Debby. Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2012-36 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and tho MOTION CARRIES. Atty. Brown then requested the Board hear non-agenda item. Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non-agenda item as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES Atty. Brown requested Board rati cation of Emergency Declaration 2012-38 extending Emergency Declaration 201236. Comm. Bell made a motion to ratify Emergency Declaration 2012-38 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.B. Request approval, purchase of upgrade for the Abacus software as a sole source provider of software used by the O ce of the County Attorney in the amount of $2,904.30.Atty. Brown requested Board approval for the purchase of an upgrade for the Abacus Software as a sole source provider of software used by the o ce of the County Attorney in the amount of $2,90430 for three years. Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the software upgrade purchase as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.COMMISSIONERS REPORTSComm. Johnson reported there were several Levy County Students who did well at the recent FFA Convention. Comm. Bell reported there will be Regional Baseball playo s in Chie and this weekend. e girls 12 & under Softball team from Chie and will be competing in State playo s. Comm. Bell reported the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy merger. Comm. Joyner reported he is working on getting a portion of road from SR19 to CR 326, from the Gulf Hammock Post O ce to the boat landing dedicated to Michael OSteen. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:20 A.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp Chairman, Danny Stevens BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL
The Levy County Journal 9BJuly 26, 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. ---------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. TOGETHER 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 pro ceeds 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. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 38-2012-CP000104 IN RE: ESTATE OF BOBBY CLAYTON MORGAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the dece dent, the designation of the court in which the admini stration of this estate is pending, and the file num ber are indicated above. The address of the court is 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are indicated below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the dece dents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contin gent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF TER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or de mands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is: May 10, 2012. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 19, 2012. Personal Representative: .Mellody K. Morgan 4650 S.E. 190th Avenue Morriston, FL 32668 Attorney for Personal Representative: James L. Richard Florida Bar No. 243477 808 SE Fort King Street Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 369-1300 Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2010-CA-000963 Chase Home Finance, LLC Plaintiff, -vs.Lisa J. VanDeboe a/k/a Lisa VanDeBoe a/k/a Lisa Van DeBoe Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated July 9, 2012 en tered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA000963 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judi cial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff and Lisa J. VanDeboe a/k/a Lisa VanDeBoe a/k/a Lisa Van DeBoe are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE FRONT DOOR AT LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 355 S. COURT STREET, BRONSON, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M., September 10, 2012, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE NORTH 1063.11 FEET OF THE EAST 1/3 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF THAT PART OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 16 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, LYING EAST OF AN EXISTING COUNTY GRADE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at BRONSON, Florida, this 10th day of July, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA-470 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES W. MILTON; KIMBERLY H.MILTON; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 9th day of July, 2012, and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA-470, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff and CHARLES W. MILTON, KIMBERLY H. MILTON and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen dants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the high est and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE ON MONDAYS, 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, BRONSON, FL 32621, 11:00 AM on the 1st day of October, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: EXHIBIT A Lot 15, BULLOCKS SUBDIVISION, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book I, Page(s) 50, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a strip of land lying immedi ately West of Lot 15, BULLOCKS SUBDIVI SION, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 50, Public Re cords of Levy County. Florida, being more par ticularly described as fol lows: Commence at the North east corner of said SE 1/4 and run thence N.864635W. along the North line of said SE 1/4 a distance of 183.43 feet; thence S.004328E. a distance of 5.42 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 17 said BULLOCKS SUBDI VISION; thence S.004378E. along the West line of said BULLOCKS SUBDIVI SION a distance of 450.24 feel to the South right of way line of Bee Tree Drive per said BULLOCKS SUBDIVISION and the Northwest corner of said Lot 15 and the point of be ginning of the herein de scribed parcel; thence continue S.004328E. along the said West line a distance of 135.63 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 15; thence N.882136 W. a distance of I 0.34 feet., thence N.000542E. a distance of 124.80 feet; thence N.003409W. a distance of 10.77 feet; thence S.8821 36E. a distance of 8.52 feet to the point of beginning, ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER EST 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. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter circuit8.org Dated this 9th day of July, 2012. (SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2009-CA001327 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR YMLT 2007-1, Plaintiff(s), vs. CHERI THOMAS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judg ment. Final Judgment was awarded on May 21, 2010 in Civil Case No.: 38-2009-CA-001327, of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judi cial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein, US BANK NATIONAL AS SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR YMLT 20071 is the Plaintiff, and, CHERI THOMAS; YALE MORTGAGE CORPORA TION; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE; AND UN KNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defen dants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY of the Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00 AM. on the 1st day of October, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Sum mary Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, CHERRY POINT UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIM ING 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 12, 2012. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT Danny J. Shipp By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA001282 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200516, Plaintiff, vs. KATHRYN M. BALDWIN et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 12, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 38-2009-CA-001282 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 200516, is the Plaintiff and KATHRYN M. BALDWIN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 10th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 15 AND 16, BLOCK 7, OAK VILLA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 425 S.E. 4TH AVENUE, WILLISTON, FL 32696 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 9, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Manager, Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-337-6237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000640 US BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. TRACY A. DIGIACOMO; DENNIS P. DIGIACOMO, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, AS SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 04, 2012, and the Or der Rescheduling Foreclo sure Sale entered on July 9, 2012, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: PARCEL #4 OF THE MARGARET RICE SURVEY, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, LO CATED IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REF ERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST; THENCE RUN N.895511W. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32 A DISTANCE OF 2000.95 FEET TO THE EAST ERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 121; THENCE N.213200E. ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DIS TANCE OF 1879.04 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N. 213200E. ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 743.20 FEET; THENCE S. 865311E. 430.20 FEET; THENCE S.001505W. 706.00 FEET; THENCE N.865311W. 700.29 FEET TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE ABOVE REFER ENCED PARCEL. a/k/a 1651 SE STATE RD 121, MORRISTON, FL 32668-2359 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the main lobby of Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, Levy County, Florida, at eleven oclock a.m., on September 10, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Bronson, Florida, this 11th day of July, 2012. (SEAL)(Seal)Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 38-2012CA-000261 DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. BILLY J. KYSER, Deceased, STEPHANIE KECK, JAMES ERIC KYSER and SHANNON TRACY PURVIS, Defendants.. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to Summary Final Judgment Determining Beneficiaries of Billy J. Kyser and Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 11th day of July, 2012 in Case Number 38-2012-CA-000261 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, in which DRUMMOND COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, is the Plaintiff and BILLY J. KYSER, De ceased, STEPHANIE KECK, JAMES ERIC KYSER and SHANNON TRACY PURVIS, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355
The Levy County Journal10BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESSouth Court Street, Bronson, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 20th day of August, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Or der or Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 10, Block 11, SUWANNEE RIVER HIGHLANDS, according to the Plat thereof, as re corded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 37 and 37-A of the public records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1994 Eagle Double-wide Mobile Home, ID Nos. GAFLP54A74089ET and GAFLP54B74089ET. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 11th day of July, 2012. (SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 19, 26, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 38-2010 CA 001389 PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF, VS. JACQUELINE A. TIMMONS, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2012 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Levy, Florida, on September 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Lobby of Levy County Courthouse (usu ally) or Board of Commis sioners meeting room 355 S. Court St., Bronson, FL 32621 for the following de scribed property: LOT 6, BLOCK 4, OAK KNOLL ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1983 CHANDLER DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING ID#S GAFL2AD51055654 & GAFL2BD51055654 AND TITLE #S 20395427 & 20395431 NOW LOCATED THEREON. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: July 17, 2012. By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk of the Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Ms. Jan Phil lips at 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; tele phone number 352-3376237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955 8770. Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 38-2011-CA001129 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff vs. COLLINS, GREG, et. al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der or Final Judgment en tered in Case No. 38-2011-CA001129 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff and, COLLINS, GREG, al., are Defen dants, I will sell to the high est bidder for cash at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 20th day of August, 2012 the following described property: LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LEVY IN THE STATE OF FL LOT 3, CURTIS ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF FILES IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 19th day of July, 2012. Clerk Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the clerk of the courts disability coordi nator at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap pearance, or immediately upon receiving this notifica tion if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2010-CA000833 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A Plaintiff, v. ELIZABETH MATTHEWS A/K/A ELIZABETH C. MATTHEWS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH MATTHEWS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who (is/are) not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; VICTOR ALIZEA ORTIZ A/K/A VICTOR MANUEL ALICEA ORTIZ; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPART MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 17, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in LEVY County, Florida, described as: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE SECTION LINE; S 000124 W, 1158.58 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST, 399.23 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN EAST, 88.94 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 150 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 88.94 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID TRACT ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3, BLOCK 7, B & R UNRE CORDED SUBDIVISION, UNIT 5, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME AT TACHED THERETO. A/K/A 14060 N.E. 48TH ST., WILLISTON, FL 32696 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on August 27, 2012, at eleven oclock a.m. EST, in the main lobby of Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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. (Seal) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT (352) 374-3639 OR VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800-955-8771. Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38-2011-CA001213 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A Delaware corporation, authorized to Transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. AMY L. COOK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMY L. COOK; GREGORY S. HOPKINS; AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGORY S. HOPKINS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 18, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on August 27, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. (EST), in the BOCC Meeting Room in the Levy County Courthouse, located at 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida, the following described prop erty: Lot 71, Block 3, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 31 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH that certain 2009 SCOTBILT SANDPIPER, Double wide Manufactured Home, Serial # SBHGA1500803868A&B. Property Address: 7751 NW 168th Ln, Trenton, Fl 32693. 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: July 19, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP, CLERK LEVY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy ./s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000091 DYNAMIC GROWTH, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JERRY B. GEIGER and PATSY GEIGER a/k/a PATSY TURNER GEIGER a/k/a PATSY TURNER, his wife; CAPITAL ONE (USA) N.A. f/k/a CAPITAL ONE BANK; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC. a foreign limited liability company; and CACH, LLC, a foreign limited liability company, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2012, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as follows: Lot 54, Block B of SUWANNEE RIVER SPRINGS S/D NO. 1 OF MANATEE SPRINGS AREA, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 52 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1994 Sabre Mobile Home ID#42611064G, Title #6610852 Street Address: 11430 NW 107th Terrace, Chiefland, FL 32629 Tax Parcel #: 07652-017-00 at public sale, to the highest bidder for cash, at the main entrance of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00 A.M. on the 27th day of August, 2012. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said court this 19th day of July, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of Court BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ DEPUTY CLERK Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000287 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DEBORAH J. WRIGHT a/k/a DEBORAH CROPPER and CHRISTOPHER L. WRIGHT, wife and husband; and any and all unknown Tenants In Possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, DANNY SHIPP, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for LEVY County, Florida, pursuant to the Summary Final Judg ment In Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, will sell at public sale the following described property situate, in LEVY County, Florida, to wit: LOT 1, BRONSON HILLS ESTATES, a Type II Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof re corded in Plat Book 1, page 23 of the Public Re cords of Levy County, Florida; also known as East of the Northeast of the Northwest of Section 28, Township 11 South, Range 17 East, Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER with a 1980 FAMILY WAGON DW Mobile Home bearing Serial Numbers FH4347A AND FH4347B. Said sale shall be made to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause and will be held on the Courthouse steps of the LEVY County Courthouse in Bronson, Florida, on the 27th day of August, 2012, commencing at the hour of 11:00 A.M. All interested parties shall be governed accordingly by this Notice. DATED this 19th day of July, 2012. DANNY SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwenn McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. --------IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2012-CC000241 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. LANGTON HILTON and EVA HILTON, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LANGTON HILTON (last known address P. 0. Box N 4616 Nassau, Bahamas EVA HILTON (last known address P. O. Box N 4616 Nassau, Bahamas YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint has been filed against you in LEVY County, Florida and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 1129, Chiefland, FL 32644, on or before thirty (30) days from date of first publication of this Notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth erwise a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 17, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY SHIPP, CLERK OF COURT By: S Smith /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 38-2012-CP000101 IN RE: ESTATE OF: EVELENA FRAZIER HILL NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Evelena Frazier Hill, deceased, File Number 39-2012-CP-000101 is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, FL, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court St., Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the dece dent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, con tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THTS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM, All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent and unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is July 26, 2012. Personal. Representative: Maude L. Williams P.O. Box 903 Williston, FL 32696 John C. Trentelman, Attorney at Law 207 N. Magnolia Ave. Ocala, FL. 34475 352-732-6977 Florida Bar No. 176581 Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE The Southwest Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend the following rule(s): 40D-1.603, F.A.C. The purpose of this rulemaking is to clarify that notices of agency action will be issued only to applicants and persons who have filed requests for notification in writing or via electronic mail. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking appeared in the Florida Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38, No. 30, on July 27, 2012. A copy of the proposed rule can be viewed on the Districts website at http://www. swfwmd.state.fl.us/rules/ proposed/ Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to provide comments on this rulemaking is asked to contact The Southwest Florida Water Management District Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 346046899; telephone (352) 7967211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd. state.fl.us. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN A COPY IS: Sonya White, 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813) 9857481 (4660). (Ref OGC # 2012009). Pub.: July 26, 2012. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING by SBLC The School Board of Levy County will hold a Public Hearing at its office in Bronson, Florida, 480 Marshburn Drive, on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to amend/adopt the following School Board Policies: 4.03 Grading and Reporting; 4.05 Examinations; 4.06 Requirements for Graduation from Regular High School; 4.08 Certificate of Completion for Exceptional Education Students; 4.18 Transfer of Credits; 4.141 Wellness Policy (no change, public info only); 4.29 Exceptional Student Education 4.41 Security of Tests; 5.26 Corporal Punishment; 5.35 Valedictorian and Salutatorian; 6.11 Suspension and Dismissal with Partial or No Pay; 6.111 Suspension with Partial or No Pay (new); 6.20 Sick Leave; 6.39 Discrimination 7.01 School Budget System; 9.24 Replacement Schedule. The public is welcome to attend. Persons having questions concerning the proposed School Board Policy adoption/amendment should contact Jeff Edison, Director of Administration, School Board of Levy County, Bronson, Florida at (352) 486-5231. Copies of the proposed changes may be obtained, at cost, from the Office of the Superin tendent of Schools, 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, Florida. Pub.: July 26, 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 for: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AS GENERAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANT TO THE GEORGE T. LEWIS (CEDAR KEY) AIRPORT Submittal Deadline: August 17th, 2012 2:00 p.m. EST Detailed information and specifications on the above may be obtained by contacting: Fred Moody, County Coordinator Levy County Board of County Commissioners 355 South Court Street Bronson, FL 32621 Phone (352) 486-5219 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Pub.: July 26, Aug. 2, 2012. --------
The Levy County Journal 11BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Across Down1. Easy open ip top (2 wds) 7. Spanish sparkling wine 11. Branch 14. Seinfeld gal 15. Eastern ties 16. Compete 17. Bring up 18. Taps (2 wds) 20. French vineyard 21. ank You (Falettinme Be Mice ___ Agin) (#1 hit of 1970) 22. Intuitive feeling 23. Tendencies 27. Abnormal respiratory sound 28. Discouraging words 29. Growls 32. Bad day for Caesar 33. Schuss, e.g. 34. XC 36. Bit of a draft 37. Ancient Grecian district NW of Athens 39. ___ we having fun yet? 40. Mountain range section 42. ___ King Cole 43. Hip bones 44. African antelope 45. Nod, maybe 46. Plundered 47. Tail of a dressed fowl (2 wds, pl.) 50. Go o script (hyphenated) 53. Directors cry 54. Amazon, e.g. 55. Person to whom money is owed 57. Calmer 60. Embrace 61. Cobblers tools 62. Overlay 63. I problem 64. Bank deposit 65. Dimethyl sulfate and others Crossword Puzzle1. Porcino 2. ___ king 3. Sudden onset of sleep 4. ird canonical hour (pl.) 5. Cancel 6. Wanna ___? 7. Path leading to impact (2 wds) 8. To the rear 9. Strength 10. Debility 11. Shakespeare, the Bard of ___ 12. Reduced instruction set computer (acronym) 13. Speed 19. ___ International Film Festival in Korea 21. Arouse 23. Geometrical solid 24. Unit of angular measure 25. To such an extent 26. Catches re 30. Land (2 wds) 31. Bitter con ict 35. e Second Coming poet 37. Using both lips 38. Jeer 41. Flavorful 43. Writer who uses sarcastic humor 48. Bawl out 49. Scru s 50. Advil target 51. Dope 52. Childs plastic construction brick (trademark) 56. Quip, part 3 57. Bauxite, e.g. 58. Andersons High ___ 59. Star Trek rank: Abbr. e answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up People and businesses a ected by Tropical Storm Debby in Citrus, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Polk and Sarasota counties in Florida can now apply for federal disaster assistance. What the disaster designation means: For people and business owners who sustained damages or losses in those counties, money for temporary housing, essential home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance may be available. Renters, homeowners and business owners can register for help through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Register with FEMA by one of the following methods: Call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Assistance is available in most languages and lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585. Go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. By smartphone or tablet, use the FEMA app or go to m.fema.gov.FEMA will ask for the following information: e telephone number where you can be reached; e address where you lived at the time of the disaster and the address where you are staying; Your Social Security number; A general description of damage to your property and other losses; e name of your insurance company and policy number or agent if you have property insurance; and Your bank account routing information if you want FEMA to use direct deposit. Beware of fraudSuspicions of fraud or attempts to scam those a ected by TS Debby should be reported to local law enforcement immediately. People who suspect anyone of committing contractor fraud should contact the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation by calling 866-532-1440 or by emailing ULA@dbpr.state. .us.Community relations teams canvassing disaster areasCommunity relations teams are in designated counties going door to door with disaster assistance information to help survivors recover from Tropical Storm Debby. Anyone representing the SERT (State Emergency Response Team) or FEMA, including FEMA-contracted home and property damage inspectors, carries a photo ID ensuring they are easily identi able. FEMA and SERT teams wear agency shirts.SBA low-interest disaster loans:Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are also available to help with residential and business losses not covered by insurance. Survivors and businesses may obtain information on SBA disaster loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY) or online at www.sba.gov. ey may also apply for disaster loans at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Help for Those A ected by TS DebbyBy Daris HowardBefore I went in for tonsil surgery the doctor said I should put things in order. It sounded so nal, like I was going to die or something. He just said I wouldnt want to do anything for a few days afterward. I laughed. Ive never had a surgery that could keep me down for very long. Im sure Ill be up and around shortly. He just rolled his eyes. My surgery was just a few days before Mothers Day and I didnt even bother getting my wife a gift ahead of time. Why should I? I was sure within 24 hours Id be right back to my normal activity. Sure I would hurt a little, but I could endure that. e day was on me sooner than I expected. It has always been interesting to me how a hospital has a person arrive for surgery at 4:30 in the morning, during that part of the day when a normal person is still in bed. ey also told me not to eat anything for at least twelve hours or so. Im sure the purpose for all of this is so I wouldnt be thinking straight and couldnt really consider what I was getting myself in to. Ive always been amazed that they tell me to have no food and make it so I have no sleep and then they wonder why I am irritable. After I was settled into a room they had me dress in a backless evening gown so I would be too humiliated to try to ee, then they asked me lots of questions like, Is anyone in your family allergic to anything? Has anyone in your family ever met anyone that is allergic to anything? Have you ever sued a hospital before? Do you have insurance? Has your insurance ever paid any hospital bill without complaining? Dont answer yes to that last question or they think youre lying and they start over.Next come the nurses. One came in to check all my vital signs like my heart, lungs, and impulse to ee. Another nurse joined her and had enough needles to start her own MASH unit. At this point, the nurse checking my blood pressure said, Did you know your blood pressure is really high? Yes, I answered, but it wasnt until I saw all of those needles.Once the rst nurse had veri ed I was truly still alive, the second nurse started poking the needles into me to see if she could remedy that fact. Nonetheless, when she nished, I had not yet crossed over to the other side, though I felt my day of judgment must be getting near. Having survived the rst attack, the surgery still loomed on my horizon. After turning on the IV to about 20 gallons per second the nurse told me to just relax and she left. It wasnt too long and I was facing another dilemma. When nature calls I really hate making it into a public event, but I was attached to so many machines that I knew I, and all of the little R2-D2's that were with me, wouldnt t into the bathroom. I therefore had no choice but to push a button and announce to the world of my intentions. Finally a nurse arrived and helped me disconnect from some of the little mechanical parasites while I had to drag the others with me. Finally, more relaxed, I settled in for the long wait, until I was queued up for departure to antistheticville. is wait was their last phase of prepping me for surgery. ey left me for about ve hours in a room with a TV that had a broken remote and was locked into endless Barney reruns so that if I did happen to die, I would be grateful. Once my IQ has dropped 50%, due to giggling dinosaurs, I was nally ready for surgery because I reckoned nothing worse could happen to me. (Daris Howard, award-winning, syndicated columnist, playwright, and author, can be contacted at daris@ darishoward.com; or visit his website at http://www. darishoward.com)Preparing For Tonsil Surgery Wingo at one of your prior meetings you were provided budget dates. I wasnt ready to have a workshop the week of July 8th I met with Stephen and Dorothy today and have additional recommendations and alternative proposals to make to the Council prior to a workshop so I have alternate dates provided to you for each event. You would have the copy of the budget 7 days prior to the rst workshop. Councilman Ross Ill be gone both days. Wingo we must do the millage rate July 31st at the latest. Councilman Goodman I prefer urs. July 26th Councilman Cason can we do it in the morning? Councilman Ross can we do it sooner? Wingo the only de nite dates are the millage and we were trying to allow a workshop prior to that time. I think wed be pushing it trying to go before the 19th. In order to give you a budget and options I am hoping to meet with each of you sometime next week as we work to put this budget together as my proposals are consistent with the expectations I believe I am hearing. We plan to have it ready to distribute on the 19th and 20th I could go over it with Mr. Ross and bring his comments and concerns in writing to the workshop. President Robinson what time on the 26th? Councilman Cason the morning or that night/ President Robinson how about 8 a.m.? Consensus rst workshop 8 a.m. on ursday July 26th for the workshop. e workshop establishes a millage rate that you cannot exceed. President Robinson meeting and resolution to adopt the preliminary millage rate. Will do this at 5:01 p.m. First workshop will bring a balanced budget here is where we are without major changes. en a proposal that has long term outlook and other options that you each as individuals may tell me next week. 2nd workshop 8 a.m. on the 23rd of August Consensus with the revised budget to be distributed on the 16th. September 11th and 25th Vice President Fugate Airport repayment felt like this was covered. Adam CRA Bid for sidewalk projects that are done annually. Sta recommends approval of the invitation to bid that is included in the packet. is came on recommendation of the CRA during the February 13th meeting. Vice President Fugate move we approve the advertisement and speci cations and authorize sta to proceed with the bid. Councilman Cason seconds. Motion passes unanimously 5-0. Mr Bloom included May nancial reports for the Councils review for acceptance. Right now city wide all funds for expenditures through may city is 61.8% through the year. Good 5% better than what the budget is. e problem is that revenues are at 63% of annual budget. Good job of spending but the revenues are down. Funds are doing well relatively speaking. We will see uptick in utility revenues with summer months. Vice President Fugate taxiway extension project. We have not exceeded anything we cant correct if needed correct yes. Airport fund performance shows a pretty good pro t for the year. Stephen good fuel sales and spending has been down. Vice President Fugate are the T hangars fully rented. Yes. Councilman Cason we got the cheapest fuel anywhere around direct knowledge of a pilot who said that anytime he ies anywhere near Williston it is in his nancial interest to refuel in Williston. Stephen from a margin is 18-20%. Vice President Fugate are we going to be able to recon gure that component so we can see the net on the fuel sales? Stephen we can do that in internal reports but in the audit reports its not part of the accounting standard. Vice President Fugate are you keeping an eye on the categories that if we begin to get close to 100% that we can look at spending less or making budget amendments to look at that. Stephen yes we are constantly communicating with dept. managers to keep the cost down. Utility refund status Stephen as of the June bills that went out last week, we have accomplished the rst 3 phases of providing refunds to all active customers. e next state is for inactive customers we are putting together an ad and application form so we can con rm that payment and well be placing the ad monthly for 3 months in local publications as well as putting the ad on the website. is is the last piece of the plan we have refunded about $270K so far. Chief police June 1988 incidents, 10 arrests 122 stops 16 citations 18 w warnings 87 verbal warnings 10 accidents 12 assists and 434 security checks 7 larcenies 1 burglary 2 Agg batt 53 part Is clearance is at 40% under UCR guidelines we have a warrant and until the warrant is served but we cant clear the case. Aux. put in 144.5 hours. Currently 3.4 days between crimes. Veterans Day meeting Nov 12th TS Debby bulletin from ACSO BOLO 3 subjects for armed robbery with 3 arrests. Drug info at hilltop and James Bond made a PC tra c stop and discovered cocaine. And major Marion Co warrant booking subject transported to tri-county. Subject went to restroom while at tri-county attempted escape charge. Nonpro t to supplement expenses is now a licensed corporation Williston peanut donated $400 for IRS ling fees. WPD did grow today unbudgeted baby Osborne came into world this morning. July 3rd event well planned and set to go. Monthly lunch is tomorrow at 3 pm at the Ornan Lodge next lunch is Aug 24th for sh fry. Public Participation Debra ( nancial disclosure) no one on AP committee received them. e supv. o ce. Send fax to AP committee member list to Supv. of Elections. Councilman Cason thanks for clari cation on the utility bills mine was high but usage and cost adjustment was high and it was good to have that explanation. Everyone here is invited July 14th at the Womens club to recognize the 50th anniversary of my parents. Vice President Fugate whose father served on this Council for many years very well. Wingo PBA waived special magistrate August 17th was the original date scheduled or August 20th or 21st. Obligated to listen in good faith to the presentation and the city atty will have a presentation so length is incumbent on both parties. August 17th at 2 p.m.? Consensus. Will meet with Pria on the 10th to go over health proposals. Meeting with Hanson tomorrow so I have a good feeling about the liability insurance for you. President Robinson is Mr. K. going to send a letter to progress? Mr. K. yes. Vice President Fugate Move to adjourn 9:50 pmWilliston City meeting July 2, 2012 continued from page 7B
The Levy County Journal12BJuly 26, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Elizabeths KITCHENBLUEBERRY STREUSEL MUFFINS1 3/4 cups our 2 3/4 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsps. grated lemon rind 1 large egg 3/4 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon our 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup sugar Streusel Topping: 2 1/2 tablespoons our 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons butter Grease 12 mu n tins and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine rst ve ingredients. Make a well in the center. In a separate bowl combine milk, oil and egg. Pour into well of dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Combine dry blueberries with the 1 tablespoon each of our and sugar to coat. Fold into the batter and toss gently. Spoon batter into 12 greased mu n tins two thirds full. Combine our, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle onto batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans immediately. MORNING GLORY MUFFINS 1/2 cup aked sweetened coconut 1/4 cup hulled sun ower seeds 2 cups our 2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots 1/2 cup dark seedless raisins Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 mu n tins or line with paper baking liners. On a jelly pan, toast coconut and sun ower seeds 5 minutes until coconut is golden brown. Cool. In a large bowl stir together our, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl whisk egg, yogurt, oil and brown sugar. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened. Stir in carrots, raisins, coconut and sun ower seeds until just combined. Evenly spoon batter into mu n cups and bake 25 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan immediately. Cool on wire rack. LEMON RICOTTA MUFFINSPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 mu n tins with paper baking cups. 2 cups our 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsps. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/3 cup milk 6 tablespoons butter, melted 2 large eggs 2 tsps. lemon zest In a large bowl mix together rst four ingredients. In a medium bowl mix milk mix the next ve ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid stirring just until moistened. Spoon into the mu ns tins evenly and sprinkle with a small amount of sugar. Bake 20-22 minutes until golden brown. Lobster sport season is July 25-26, followed by the regular season that begins Aug. 6 and runs through the end of March 2013. If youre not packing up to head for the Keys right now, well ... youre basically no fun at all. Im just kiddin! I cant go either this year because I wasted my vacation drowning bait in the murky waters of the Florida Panhandle left behind for a little while after Tropical Storm Debby. I guess Ill just have to live o my lobstering memories a while longer! Swimming around in the clear water of the Florida Keys is an experience like no other. Trying to coax a lobster out of a crevice with a tickle stick (a device used to encourage the lobster to come out of its hiding place) while keeping track of how much air you have left is a blast. Lobsters arent always the most cooperative of creatures. If you havent had the experience, youll nd out pretty quick that theyre smarter and faster then they look especially when they throw it into reverse! While capturing the bugs can be tricky, anyone can be successful if picking the right location. If you are free-diving with no air supply, pick an area where water depths will allow you at least 30 seconds of bottom time. Lobster like to hide in all kinds of structure, so focus your search on coral reefs, bridge pilings, etc., in appropriate depths. e other good piece of advice for those who are new to the sport is learn to clear your ears. Making repetitive dives even to only 6 to 10 feet without clearing your ears each time can be very painful. Have fun, but remember, safety rst. A divers-down ag (red with a white diagonal stripe) is required while in the water. Visit MyFWC.com/Boating and click on Boating Regulations for more on how to snorkel safely. While lobster chasing is phenomenal, the whole Keys experience is much bigger than just hunting the bug. Inshore and o shore shing is amazing, and both are right at your ngertips. Where else can you catch dolphin, sail sh, permit, bone sh, grouper, snapper and tarpon within 10 miles of your hotel room, and then nish o your day bagging a limit of bugs? No o ense, Mickey, but dont try that in Orlando! e spiny lobster sport season is a huge two-day event drawing tens of thousands of die-hard lobster getters from all over the country to the Florida Keys and other parts of South Florida. Occurring on the last Wednesday and ursday of July each year, this miniseason is truly the best time to bag a limit because theyve been resting in peace for months and wont be expecting you to show up. Not all areas in Monroe County are open for lobster harvesting, so know before you go, as they say. Harvesting lobster is prohibited in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park during the sport season. e same goes in Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Biscayne Bay/Card Heading to the Keys for Lobster Season? Sound Lobster Sanctuary during both the two-day season and regular lobster season. If youre not familiar with all the jurisdictional boundaries in Monroe County, I strongly advise you to obtain a good map of the area so that you can avoid the no-take zones. Otherwise, visit the lobster information booth at mile marker 106 on U.S. 1 in Key Largo. During the short sport season, the recreational daily bag limit is six per person in state and federal waters o Monroe County and Biscayne National Park, and 12 per person in state and federal waters o all other counties. During the regular season, the daily bag limit is six per person in all state and federal waters. Lobster harvesting during either season requires a resident or nonresident saltwater shing license and a special lobster permit, unless you are exempt. So what are the no-nos? Night diving during the sport season in state and federal waters o Monroe County, harvesting egg-bearing females, using any harvest device that can puncture or crush the lobster and using recreational traps are all prohibited. Spiny lobster must have a minimum carapace length of at least 3 inches and must be measured in the water. e carapace is measured from the forward edge (between the rostral horns) to the rear edge of the carapace, and all harvesters must have a measuring device while harvesting. For information on lobster harvesting, please visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Lobster. So, if you dont want to miss the fun, grab your mask, your dive ag and tickle stick and head south for some lobster chasing excitement. And remember, dont forget your cast net and shing tackles, or you will kick yourself when you get there! y y Lobsters big and juicy. Photo courtesy of MyFWC Media. e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, July 19th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had a great time visiting with each other. Several worked on the Watermelon Quilt and also the Take 5 Quilt which should be nished soon. Dorothy Grant stopped by for a visit and brought out several items including an old quilt frame which will be great for a baby quilt or other small project or in Winnelles Corner. She came out many years ago when the Museum was being built and was pleased to see the completed Museum. She remembers being out one day when a load of stone was delivered for the replace area. After lunch, the Levy County 4H sewing camp came out. e girls learned about sewing by hand. Gregg and the boys were out during the week. ey worked on the yard and helped inside. We had them rehang some of the quilts on the wall. anks Lancaster. Dont forget we have rocking chairs waiting for your visit and who knows, maybe some ugly winter day well have replace burning and the rockers will be circling over there. Log Cabin Quilters I did it all by myself quilt is nished. I did the sewing and ironing all by myself. Everything else got help along the way. Thanks Log Cabin Quilters.