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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 89, NO. 5 50 CENTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012 Back to School Tips Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 6 &7A See page 3ASee page 7BSee page 7BChie and, YT & BoCC MinutesSee section ADrug Sting in WillistonBy Journal StaffArmy Spec 4 Michael S. Osteen of Gulf Hammock went to Vietnam on Aug. 23, 1967. On May 5, 1968, at the age of 22 he was killed by hostile artillery re in Pleiku Province in South Vietnam. He was among as many as 19 U.S. soldiers killed in the enemy ambush while escorting a convoy on Highway 14 near Kontum City. Osteen was a member of the 4th Military Police Company, 4th Infantry Division. Boyhood friend and fellow Vietnam War veteran, Roger Morgan of Morriston recently wrote to Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner about the service and death of his friend. Morgan asked that commissioners consider dedication of a portion of road through Gulf Hammock, O'Steen's boyhood home. e Levy County Commission unanimously granted Joyner and Morgan's request for the dedication at its July 17 meeting. e county Road Department was directed to proceed with making the signs. Osteen was remembered Monday August 6, 2012 with a portion of County Road 326, from the Gulf Hammock Post O ce to the boat landing at its end dedicated in his honor. Morgan said, I never thought there would be so many people here to remember him. I was so grateful for all the people taking time out to come to this dedication. e ceremony was held near the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and County Road 326. ere was a large gathering of Osteen's friends, family and fellow veterans, along with many county o cials and administrators. Commissioner Joyner opened the ceremony with a prayer for all who served and all who fell in war to protect our American freedom. He gave particular thanks for Mike Osteen and the ultimate sacri ce he made. At the unveiling, Joyner called upon Roger Morgan. Morgan expressed his humble gratitude for the presence of so many in support of e orts to remember a friend who'd "...o ered up the last full measure of devotion to his country." Morgan thanked Joyner and the entire Board for their unanimous endorsement of the memorial. Morgan also thanked his wife, Judy, for her support and introduced two of Michael Osteen's family present his mother, Fleta Maie Osteen and Mike Osteen's wife at the time of his death, Mary Swilley. Morgan later stated that Michaels grandmother, Maie Osteen, who has since passed on, pretty much raised Michael, and Morgan had many fond memories of that good cooking the boyhood friends would partake of after being down at the river eating sh for a few days while hunting and shing. Morgan said Mike Osteen would be looking down on Gulf Hammock "...with a big smile today, seeing that all these years later he's still remembered in this special way." Later on Morgan said, He was the big brother I never had. Until girls came along later, we spent all our time together hunting and shing. Commissioner Joyner recognized County Coordinator Freddie Moody and Levy Commission sta person Karen Blackburn as integral to the project. Bruce Greenlee, the Administrative Superintendent was also present. Joyner spoke brie y again of the importance of honoring those who have sacri ced their lives for the liberty and freedoms we enjoy today. He called upon Morgan to assist him with the unveiling. e local VFW color guard played "taps" in the heart-rending conclusion of the ceremony. Osteen Memorial Draws Crowd to Remember and Reminisce Levy Commissioner Mike Joyner with Osteen's friend and fellow war veteran, Roger Morgan with his wife, Judy, unveil the highway marker. Local VFW honor guard with other veterans present. By Kathy HilliardEditorOn June 25 the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership met for the rst time to discuss their vision for the newly formed committee and communicate their interest in the regions water supply issues. Mr. Tommy Harper is the representative for the agricultural interests of the Suwannee River Water Management district and has a large cattle operation in Levy County. In speaking with Mr. Harper on his view of the progress at that meeting he said, e partnership is making sure our water issues were addressed and science is applied and the outcome is fair and equitable for all water users including the St. Johns Water District. ere is a good cross section of both districts working hard to nd solutions for us all. On Tues. Aug. 28 there will be another meeting of the stakeholder advisory committee to the NFRWSP at 1 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, Alachua City Hall, 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua. e agenda includes discussion and adoption of committee operating procedures and a work plan. e committee also will review the process of developing a regional water supply plan. In future meetings, the committee will receive brie ngs on the status of minimum ows and levels (MFLs) development in the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts and MFL prevention and recovery work and development of the Northeast Florida-Southeast Georgia Regional Groundwater Model. e meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comment. e stakeholder advisory committee, which was formed in May, serves as an advisory body to o er viewpoints from stakeholder groups to the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to help address the regions water supply issues. e Partnership seeks to improve program coordination and communication among water managers, local governments, concerned individuals and other stakeholders by working together to protect the shared water resources. For more information about the Partnership, visit north oridawater.com. information provided by the SRWMDNorth Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Meeting Aug. 28 in Alachua Main Street Broadband Ceases Service, Abruptly On Wednesday, August 1, North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) was informed one of the authoritys retail providers, Main Street Broadband, would immediately cease service to their 80,000 customers in Georgia and Florida. In April 2012, Main Street Broadband partnered with NFBA as a last mile provider of high-speed wireless internet service to customers residing in the 15-county NFBA region. e NFBA network went live in June, providing a ordable high-speed service for the rst time to area residents, businesses, hospitals and schools. While the vast majority of Main Street Broadbands customers reside outside the NFBAs service footprint, NFBA will assist with the transition of local customers to another provider. Because Main Street Broadbands equipment is not compatible with other last mile providers on the network, NFBA sta are working to quickly facilitate, if possible, that transition of service. We were disappointed by the news, NFBA Chairman Tommy Langford said of Main Street Broadbands sudden closing, however, this is not a re ection on NFBA or our network. Its unfortunate their business model was not successful in the North Florida market and the other areas they served. We have no speci c knowledge about their nancial operations, as they were our customer and that was the extent of our relationship. Added NFBA General Manager Richelle Sucara, NFBA is committed to getting service restored to Main Street customers in our service area and is working to transition all a ected customers to new service providers to the extent possible. NFBA is a wholesaler of high-speed broadband and does not provide direct service to the residential community. Impacted Main Street Broadband customers should contact Last Mile Wi 386-243-4164, www.LastMileWiFi.com, or Suwannee Valley Internet Corporation (SVIC) in the Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist tri-county area, 352-490-5433, www.SVIC.net. Both organizations have started to increase equipment and capacity to aid in the transition from Main Street Broadband Service. On the internet Main Street Broadband left the following message for their customers:Notice to Customers and VendorsWe regret to inform you that as of today, August 1, 2012, Broadband South LLC (d/b/a Main Street Broadband, the Company) is forced to cease operations. Despite certain assurances, we have been unable to reach an agreement with our senior lender, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Rural Utilities Service (RUS) that would have enabled us to continue operations. We encourage you to make immediate arrangements for an alternative broadband supplier, as the network will eventually be shut down. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. Sincerely, Broadband South LLC Main Street Broadband LLC is a privately held 4G wireless broadband service provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA. http:// www.mainstreetbb.com Main Street Broadband customers within the NFBA service area can also get more information at www.NFBA.net or by calling 386438-5042.Jackie CochranA Florida Girl Reaches for the Stars Levy County Schools Superintendant Robert Hastings gave the news to the sta at Chie and High School that their new principal would be Matt McLelland. McClelland was previously the assistant principal at CHS and then went on to be principal at Williston High School. Former CHS principal, William Tovine and his wife moved on to Orange County. e sta at CHS provided a welcome breakfast for their new principal on Wednesday and welcomed him back to walk the halls of Chie and High School.Matt McLelland Appointed Principal for Chie and High School Voting Stats as of Aug. 7 Levy County Voter Registration Statistics (Active Voters Only) Democrats: 10,759 Republicans: 10,228 Others: 4,197 Total 25,184 LC School Board Minutes
The Levy County Journal2AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CLARK, AMANDA A CRYSTAL RIVER VOP FORGERY/ UTTERING NO BOND HOLT, JAMES W MORRISTON CONVICTED FELON W/ FIREARM 10,000 BOND MATTHEWS, CARLA R SUWANNEE FTA EXPIRED TAG MORE 6 MONTHS 2,000 BOND UNDERWOOD, JEFFREY L TRENTON W/M DOB/ 01/04/1961 DRIVE WHILE LICENSE REVOKED 382012CF000148A 15,000 BOND CARTER, KINISHA S CROSS CITY FTA LARCENY 1,000 BONDBarr, Griagal Connel, 35, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. Behrens, Nadia, 21, of Bronson: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Brown, Amster Leon, 26, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 2; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY x 2; SALE OF COCAINE. Brown, Craig Alfonza, 39, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. Crouch, Raymond, 40, of Old Town: DRIVING ON PERMANENTLY REVOKED DRIVERS LICENSE; ATTACHED REGISTRATION LICENSE PLAT NOT ASSIGNED; POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER; DELIVERY OF METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT; REFUSAL TO ACCEPT/ SIGN CITATION OR POST BOND. Daniels, Kurtis Lorenzo, 27, of Bronson: SALE OF COCAINE; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. Deemer, Richard William, 22, of Sarasota: USE OF FRAUDULENT CREDIT CARD TO OBTAIN GOODS UNDER $300; BURGLARY OF AN UNOCCUPIED CONVEYANCE UNARMED; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 AND LESS THAN $300; OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT. Dickenson, Devin, 33, of Cedar Key: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Easton, James, 65, of Archer: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Fink, Robert Joshua, 30, of Chie and: BURGLARY OF AN UNOCCUPIED CONVEYANCE UNARMED; POSSESSION AND OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT. Frazier, Roosevelt T., 27, of Williston; SALE OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF SPECIFIED AREA x 2; POSSESSION OF METH WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 2. Gaines, Robert Lee, 26, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE x 2; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 2; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY x 2. Gibbs, Bobbie Jo, 25, of Chie and: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. Graham, Eddie Daniell, 29, of Williston: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION x 2; SALE OF SYNTHETIC NARCOTIC x 2; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY x 2. Hall, Helen, 25, of Inglis: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT x 2. Hart, David, 54, of Chie and: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Hern, William, 37, of Williston: BURGLARY OF Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most Wanted OCCUPIED STRUCTURE UNARMED x 6; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE AT LEAST $100 BUT LESS THAN $300 x 6; DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY x 6. Hord II, David Jonathan, 40, of Chie and: PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE. Hughes, Tammy Jones, 50, of Williston: AGGRAVATED BATTERY CAUSING BODILY HARM OR DISABILITY; BATTER ON OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, EMT; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITH VIOLENCE. James, Darryl Sherod, 50 of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF SPECIFIED AREA; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. James, Norman Bernard, 28, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. Jelks, Kebris Docktaurus, 34, of Gainesville: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS x 3; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 3; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY x 2. Jones, Joey, 57, of Mount Dora: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Joshua, Horace, 39, of Chie and: BATTERY WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE. Kilgore, Jason Patrick, 20; FAILURE TO APPEAR. King, Decoda Kadararell, 25, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE x 3; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 3; USE OF 2-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY x 2. Lewis, Lee Walter, 45, of Archer: ASSAULT WITH DEADLINE WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL; BATTERY 2ND OR SUBSQ OFFENSE; TAMPERING IN A MISDEMEANOR PROCEEDING; AGGRAVATED ABUSE THAT COULD RESULT IN PHYSICAL, MENTAL INJURY TOWARD A CHILD. Lofton, Devin Devon, 27, of Ocala: VOP. Marshall, John Ambrose, 23, of Cantonment: VOP. McLaughlin, Donald Keith, 45, of Bronson: FRAUDULENT, ILLEGAL USE OF CREDIT CARDS MORE THAN 2 TIMES IN 6 MONTHS TO OBTAIN GOODS, MONEY OF $100 OR MORE x 2; GRAND THEFT OF AT LEAST $300 BUT LESS THAN $5K. Monroe Jr., Dwan Jermaine, 20, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG OR DELIVER; USE OF A 2-WAY DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY. Monroe, Mario Kentrell, 31, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. Neal, Tommie Durrell, 27, of Bronson: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER. Nelson, Javier Michael, 25, of Williston: BURGLARY OF AN OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE. Ortiz, Victor, 40, of Williston: ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT A FELONY; OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE WITHOUT VIOLENCE; DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Perkins, Je rey, 36, of Williston: POSSESSION AND OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT. Peterson, Amber Faith, 23, of Inglis: DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY. Rhoomes, Regina Marcella, 46, of Trenton: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OF AT LEAST $200. Richey, David Michael, 20, of Bronson: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT x 2. Riveros, Victor Angel, 43, of Ocala: VOP. Rives, Stepheon Deon, 45, of Williston: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS x 4; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 5; USE OF A 2-WAY DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY; POSSESSION AND OR USE OF DRUG EQUIPMENT. Roberts, James William, 45, of Yankeetown: ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. Scheider, William Cary, 31, of Old Town: SALE OF COCAINE WITHIN 1,000 FEET OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP OR BUSINESS x 2; POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO SELL, MFG, DELIVER x 2; USE OF A 2-WAY DEVICE TO FACILITATE A FELONY. Sizemore, John Paul, 40, of Old Town: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION IN A PUBLIC PLACE CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. Tucker, John Wesley, 46, of Starke: VOP. The Town of Otter Creek is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00). These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 1. To bene t low and moderate income persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other nancial resources are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-forpro t business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must bene t low and moderate income persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the Town of Otter Creek must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the Town of Otter Creek is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communitys economic and community development needs will be held at the Town of Otter Creek Town Hall on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. For information concerning the public hearing contact: Ms. Rosemary Severino, Town Clerk, Town of Otter Creek, 555 SW 2nd Avenue, Otter Creek, Florida 32683. Telephone (352) 486-4766. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Ms. Severino at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Severino at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Ms. Severino at least ve calendar days prior to the meeting. A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction. Pub.: August 9, 2012FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP The Town of Otter Creek is a fair housing advocate. The Town is holding a workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap, national origin, religion and sex). The public is invited to attend. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible at the Town Hall located at 555 SW 2nd Avenue, Otter Creek, Florida. Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired person or non-English speaking person needing special assistance at the meeting should contact Ms. Rosemary Severino, Town Clerk, Town of Otter Creek at (352) 486-4766 at least ve days prior to the meeting and assistance will be provided. Pub.: August 9, 2012 CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 e young woman we featured last week is still in a medically induced coma at Shands Hospital and still unidenti ed. Listed below are three Facebook pages circulating the globe and there have been leads sent in from all over the world, but none have identi ed the young woman found on the side of 153rd Road just o Hwy 90 in Suwannee County last July 16. She is white, about 20-35 years old, approximately 55, 130 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing cuto blue jean shorts, a Grateful Dead t-shirt, no shoes, and has an Insane Clown Posse tattoo on her inside left ankle, a wolf tattoo on her left upper arm, gothic lettering on her upper right arm, and the name David tattooed on her left chest. e pictures of the young woman and the tattoos may be viewed at wtxl.com Authorities are asking the public to please help in identifying her. No ngerprint matches have been made so she does not appear to have a criminal record. If you recognize her, or if you have any information regarding her identity, please contact the following Suwannee County Sheri 's O ce o cials: Sgt. Je Cameron 386364-3412 je .cameron@ suwanneesheri .com Sgt. Chris Fry 386364-3416 chris.fry@suwanneesheri .com ere are also many Facebook pages that have been created by people not just locally, but from around the country to help nd the unidenti ed woman. Suwannee County Fl. "Jane Doe: Help Us Identify" Suwannee Co. Jane Doe Suwannee County Florida Jane Doe Needs to Be IDENTIFIEDSuwannee County Jane Doe Still Unidenti ed
The Levy County Journal 3AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Will Irbys Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeyJackie CochranA Florida Girl Reaches for the StarsWhen the bomber leveled o in the night sky, the pilot made instrument readings before settling back for the long transatlantic ight. is was an American-made Hudson bomber being ferried over to England for the Royal Air Force. A shooting star streaked from overhead and disappeared beyond the vague horizon. e pilot remembered herself back then as a spindly girl on a sandy Florida road near the sawmill town of DeFuniak Springs. She was a brown-eyed girl in patched overalls rolled to her knees, walking barefoot out the sand road with a live chicken under her arm. Where the road opened from tall pines, a broad pasture lay ahead. She heard the bulky bi-plane heading for Pensacola and ran to the open eld. To keep it in view, she started running backwards so as not to lose sight of the marvelous machine. Its drone heightened to a whir as it came whooshing overhead with the shade of its wings racing out like cloud shadow on a hurricane wind. e girl turned with the hen apping hysterically and ran after the plane, though it was already disappearing down to a tiny, silent speck. Exhausted, she slumped to her knees and quieted the chicken in the rye and watched until there was nothing at all in the robins egg blue of the sky. e hen would provide all the meat the Pitmans (a sawmill family) would have to eat that week. Rendering the chicken into a purlieu would make it stretch. ere were ve of them and the girl, Bessie Lee as she was called, was the youngest. Opportunities for a young woman were scarce in the hard scrabble at woods of Floridas panhandle of the 1920s. But Pensacola wasnt far away, and the naval airbase with its elite o cers quarters was as promising as any place she could reach. Besides, there were planes there. By age 14, Bessie Lee was working as a live-in shampoo girl little more than an indentured servant for a Pensacola hair salon. An apple for lunch with a view of the air eld was e Ritz for Bessie Lee Pitman. Her fascination with all things associated with ight may explain her early infatuation with Robert Cochran, a rough-neck aircraft mechanic at the naval base. ey were soon married. A child, Robert Cochran Jr., came sooner than expected. When the baby was old enough to travel, they moved to Miami where Robert expected better paying work. Four years later, they were no better o nancially and worse problems doomed the marriage. With the toddler on her lap, Bessie made the long bus ride back to DeFuniak Springs her entire worldly possessions in the luggage rack above her head. She returned to her parents clapboard home in the sawmill quarters. Charlie was not yet ve on the winters day when he got too close to a burn pile in the backyard. Bessie heard horri c screams and ran to cover the child in ames with her own body, the acrid scent of burned fabric and esh entering her senses indelibly for her lifetime. e child didnt survive. Bessie Lee Pitman was not yet twenty, divorced and su ering the tragic death of the only child she would ever have. She returned to Pensacola and put her experience as a hairdresser to work. Bright and beautiful, Bessie Lee had a way of connecting with her clientele, among whom were naval o cers wives extolling the grand opportunities to be found in New York City. Youre that good, Bessie Lee, one of the wives told her. Why, youd be a smash in the City! And she was. With a purse full of letters of recommendation, her good looks and energetic personality, she signed on with a prestigious salon at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her southern charm and attering results caught on and clientele expanded. Some wealthy ones were even eager to pay her train fare to Florida holiday homes for their regular coi ure. Along the way, Bessie Lee Cochran herself made a style decision and changed her name to Jacqueline. So she was now Jackie Cochran and touting her own line of increasingly successful cosmetics. It was on one of her holiday forays back to her socialite clientele in Miami that she met Floyd Bostwick Odlum. Isnt it Romantic and Cheek to Cheek were on the charts that year when Jackie Cochran was asked to dance by a dapper, middle-aged man in the ballroom of a grand hotel on suddenly glamorous Miami Beach. He was not only a good dancer, but he was an intent listener and genuinely delighted in Jackies enthusiasm for her stylish salon and edgling line of cosmetics. He smiled as she segued her rapid- re litany of high expectations to include ight. She was going to have to y an airplane she said, to meet all the obligations her promising enterprises would surely require. Have you ever own in a plane? Odlum wanted to know. No. But Im going to, and Im going to y it myself just as soon as I can get in one! Ive always wanted to, and I just know I can! Odlum, as it turned out, could make that possible. As the enterprising founder of the Atlas Corporation and CEO of RKO Pictures in Hollywood, he was already one of the richest men in the country. After her rst ride in an airplane, an ecstatic Jackie Cochran immediately began taking ying lessons. She was a natural and was ying solo in just three weeks. Two years later shed obtained her commercial pilots license. Odlum, ever impressed and increasingly her most ardent supporter, married Jackie in 1936. With Odlums savvy marketing advice, it wasnt just her ying that had taken o So had her line of cosmetics called Wings which she promoted from the cockpit of her own plane. Jackie barnstormed the country in air races and promotional campaigns. Odlum also helped with his Hollywood connections, later signing Marilyn Monroe to endorse Jackies line of lipstick. Wings was now a multi-million dollar cosmetics manufacturing company. e promotional photos and glamour shots notwithstanding, Jackie Cochran was a serious yer. In 1938 she took rst place in the famed Bendix Transcontinental air race. Her front page recognition on receiving a prestigious national award as the person making the greatest contribution to aviation that year gave her credibility and status in the burgeoning world of aviation. By the early 1940s, Nazi troops were marching across Europe. Jacqueline Cochran, now a respected Republican businesswoman and ace pilot, was also the president of the National Organization of Women Aviators. She wanted to know what potential there might be for women to y Americas military aircraft. Eleanor Roosevelt, the in uential wife of then President Franklin Roosevelt, arranged a conference with General Hap Arnold, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Initially Arnold didnt see a role for women yers in the armed forces. As the war expanded and Cochran persisted, however, Arnold agreed to send her to England where she could observe rst-hand a wing of women pilots ying for the Royal Air Force. e British were more receptive to Cochrans petitions. She soon recruited and organized 25 American women pilots to y RAF support missions by the time Americans famed 8th Air Force arrived in the European theater. In late 1942, a severe shortage of pilots had developed in the thinning American ranks. Acknowledging the urgent need, General Arnold asked Cochran to return to the U.S. to train American women pilots to y Americas military aircraft. On September 11, 1942 she was appointed Director of Womans Flying Training for the United States. e success of the women pilots in ferrying aircraft, and in transporting equipment, munitions and supplies was phenomenal. In 1943 Cochran was appointed to the General Sta of the U.S. Army Air Forces to direct all phases of the Women Air Force Service Pilots. Jackie Cochran, the rst woman to land a plane on an aircraft carrier, led the way in service to American troops. She and the celebrated WASP pilots repeatedly distinguished themselves in the most severe ying conditions and under re. After the war in Europe, Jacqueline Cochran received the U.S. Distinguished Service Medal. She traveled to the Far East as an assigned military observer and witnessed the Japanese surrender in the Philippines. Flying solo, she was the rst American woman to enter Japan after WWII. Jackie Cochran ew for as long as she could, even into the jet age. On May 18, 1953 at age 48, she reached supersonic speeds exceeding 652 mph. at once barefoot Florida girl Bessie Lee Pitman broke the sound barrier in an F-86 Sabrejet, ying higher and faster than any woman in the history of the world. Post Note: e wingman on Jacqueline Cochrans historic ight was future astronaut Chuck Yeager, the rst to o cially break the sound barrier. Jacqueline Cochran died on August 9, 1980. She was the rst woman ever to be inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame. (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 Dear Levy County Voter: Im Bobby McCallum, asking for your vote for Levy County sheri on August 14th. Over the last year Ive led an issue-oriented campaign for a sheris oce that spends less and serves more the good people of this county. You deserve no less than the best protection and services we can provide on a budget, respectful of our families and neighbors in tough economic times. Despite my determination to stand on heart-felt convictions and talk about the real issues confronting county law enforcement, this campaign has taken an all-time low road through innuendo, rumor and malicious accusations. So vicious have these attacks become, they might well horrify the most honorable of men. Yet, Im proud to say that my family and I stand unshaken. False statements and half truths continue to be widely circulated through the social media and by direct mail. Our friends, former colleagues and hard working supporters have also been smeared, but we know the real truth about Bobby McCallum and this important campaign. Frankly, these lies tell us more about our opposition, than they do about Bobby McCallum. Ive heard it said that as a candidate campaigns, so he will operate his oce. Given that this is so, we now have a yet more clear choice to make. If you want a sheris oce that operates on false information, intimidation, character assassination and vendetta, then your vote wont be for Bobby McCallum. But if youd rather have a sheri that respects the citizenry he serves and recognizes that our rst responsibility is your safety and security, Bobby McCallum will be the peoples choice. It really is that simple, that straight-forward, that clear. Im a plain spoken man, tough as the job requires, without swagger or conceit. Ill tell you plainly, my strong sense of compassion and caring for people is strength. It will help me keep in careful check the considerable power of the sheris oce. I may be softspoken, but Im rm in upholding the law and fair in enforcing it. So, with Bobby McCallum, your sheris oce will be a friend and protector of the good. ats the choice. On next Tuesday the 14th, those who vote for sheri in this important primary will have a clear and distinct decision to make. 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The Levy County Journal4AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Sports Versus Politics Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateIt has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports, and in commentaries on sports, than there is in politics and in commentaries on politics. What has puzzled me is why this is so, when what happens in politics has far more serious e ects on peoples lives. To take one common example, there are many people who believe that if the market fails, the government should step in. But, if Robinson Cano strikes out, does anyone suggest that the Yankees should send in a pinch hitter for him on his next time at bat? Everyone understands that a pinch hitter can also strike out, and is less likely than Cano to get a hit or a home run. But the very possibility that the government can fail when it steps in to substitute for a failing market seldom occurs to many people. Even among some economists, market failure is a magic phrase that implies a need for government intervention. We could argue about the empirical evidence as to when government pinch-hitting is better or worse. But there is seldom even an argument at all in some quarters, where government intervention follows market failure as the night follows the day. Milton Friedman once pointed out, A system established largely to prevent bank panics produced the most severe banking panic in American history. Many other examples could be cited where government intervention made a bad situation worse. But most discussions of the role of government never even reach the point of looking for empirical evidence. Today, for example, there is much gnashing of teeth in the media because Democrats and Republicans cant seem to get together to create a bipartisan plan for government intervention to solve our current economic problems. ose who cry out that the government should do something never even ask for data on what has actually happened when the government did something, compared to what actually happened when the government did nothing. at could be a very enlightening trip through the archives. Sports statistics are kept in a much more rational way than statistics about political issues. Have you ever seen statistics on what percentage of the home runs over the years have been hit by batters hitting in the .320s versus batters hitting in the .280s or the .340s? Not very likely. Such statistics would make no sense, because di erent batters are in these brackets from one year to the next. You wouldnt be comparing people, you would be comparing abstractions and mistaking those abstractions for people. But, in politics and in commentaries on political issues, people talk incessantly about how the top one percent of income earners are getting more money or how the bottom 20 percent are falling behind. Yet the turnover in income brackets over a decade is at least as great as the turnover in batting average brackets. In the course of a decade, the top 400 income earners include a couple of thousand people. e income received by the top 400 (as a statistical bracket) has risen, both absolutely and as a share of all income, even while the average income of the average person who was in that bracket at a given time has fallen by large amounts. How can this be? e short answer is turnover. Turnover in sports creates no such confusion. If players A, B and C all have batting averages in the .320s this year and, put together, they hit 100 home runs, while players X, Y and Z all have batting averages in the .320s next year, and together they hit 120 home runs, we could say that .320s hitters were increasing the number of home runs they hit. But A, B and C could easily be hitting less than 100 home runs next year. It all depends on whether you are talking about what is happening in statistical brackets or what is happening to actual esh-and-blood individuals who were in those brackets at one time but not another time. We understand that when we talk about sports statistics. But not when we talk about statistics on political issues like income di erences. Do our IQs just drop spontaneously when we turn to politics? Or are there many people in politics and the media with vested interests in misstating issues, and lots of experience in doing so? I think it is the latter, especially during an election year. 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.COMHorse Hockey: The Lefts Rafalca Derangement Syndrome OPINIONRafalca is the name of Ann Romneys show horse, which competed in Olympic dressage this week. Rafalca Derangement Syndrome is the name of a debilitating partisan disease that is raging among snotty progressives posing as populists. On ursday, the George Soros-funded henchmen of MoveOn promoted a new TV ad that features a talking Rafalca Romney, who tells us Mitt would treat many Americans worse than a horse! Interspersed with scenes of a dressage competition, the talking Rafalca mimics a faux British accent and lashes out at the Romneys privately earned wealth: How do I pull o such grace and athleticism while looking so good? Maybe its because the Romneys spend $77,000 a year on my upkeep, and after Mitt Romney repeals healthcare and ships your job overseas, I daresay your life will not be nearly as pampered as mine. After all, youre not one of his horses. You dont need to be an equestrian expert to understand that the lefts vicious, classwarfare attack on Mrs. Romney reeks worse than horse hockey. e GOP presidential candidates wife began riding horses 12 years ago as therapy for her multiple sclerosis. As Dressage News reported, Back then, Ann could ride the trot on a horse for not even close to a minute and then have to walk for at least another ve minutes because of the crippling e ects of MS. Mrs. Romney has devoted her time ever since to promoting therapeutic riding programs and clubs across the country. When Democratic operative Hilary Rosen disparaged Mrs. Romney for having never worked a day in her life, rst lady Michelle Obama herself said, (F)amilies are o limits. And I think my husband said it, and he was clear on that. And I totally agree with him. Also, my comment that I tweeted was, we need to respect all women, in whatever positions and roles they play in this society. Using Rafalca to smear the Romneys and stoke class envy is vulgar abuse of a political gures family member. Dont take my word for it. e Democratic National Committee itself acknowledged earlier this month that it had crossed the line with its own video mocking Rafalca -although it blamed viewers for misconstruing its slimy intent. Our use of the Romneys dressage horse was not meant to o end Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did, DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse told ABC News. We were simply making a point about Gov. Romneys failure to give straight answers on a variety of issues in this race. We have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation. Its one thing to question a political familys use and abuse of taxpayer dollars, or to scrutinize a political family members public record and rhetoric on the campaign trail. First lady Michelle Obama has bristled at the few challenges shes received over the years to her extravagant jet-setting, pricey fashions, $7,000 tops, $600 sneakers, incessant wealth-bashing and Nanny State policy meddling. But these are fair game as the White House and its campaign team jointly ramp up their Occupier-style warfare against Americas private sector wealth creators. What is out of bounds are ad hominem attacks on a political family members private activities to perpetuate bitter stereotypes and clingy narratives. A study of horse owners conducted by Deloitte and Touche a few years back found that horse owners come from all economic backgrounds, own all types of horses for various purposes and live in a variety of places from tiny towns to large cities. e largest group of horse owners (45 percent) are drawn from the middle class with an annual household income between $25,000 and $75,000. Only 9 percent of the population earns greater than $150,000 yearly, and a full 11 percent of horse owners have an annual income of less than $25,000. But lets not let facts get in the way of a good Eat the Rich propaganda campaign. As usual, the overwrought left has stepped in a steaming pile of double standards, hypocrisy and politics of personal destruction. Lets hope voters just say nay in November. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 NOTICEGive us YOUR opinion! Letters to the Editor and Guest Columns are published at the sole discretion of Levy Publishing, LLC. Letters and columns should be submitted electron ically, signed by the author with a current daytime telephone number. Upon request, names of those submitting will be withheld if the Ed itor can verify the identity of the writer by phone or acquaintance. Letters should be less than 500 words and either attached to an email in MS Word format or in the body of the email. Email letters and guest columns to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for the current weeks Thursday issue. Have a voice through the Levy County Journal Letter from the Editor e games have begun both Olympic and political. At a newspaper we are bombarded with all the political game playing that surrounds us like the never-ending trail to Hansel and Gretels house, with signs. Everywhere there is an inch, there is a sign. But that is an issue to be decided in the future. We do not endorse candidates at the Levy County Journal Not by special stories, not by Letters to the Editor, not by righteous nger pointing, Not. at goes for everyone, but..... If we had the perfect candidate they would look like this: keeping to their promise to just tell us the truth and what they stood for; taking the slander and hits on the chin and not reciprocating in kind; following through with the right thing to do not just talk about it and never pandering to the politics of personal destruction. To that end, our candidate is Jesus Christ. He did not lie, but his truth did smart sometimes. He did not push us over with his rights but gave us something to wear in place of our inadequacies. No matter how you look at it He never participated in lies, baiting, slandering or mean spiritedness. e bible says: Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. e Lord has a plan and we get what we need called tough love in some circles. Considering some of our leaders, that sounds harsh. But did we need some correction? Maybe so. How do we change leaders? Maybe if we looked inside to the motive of our hearts and made the changes needed to follow His example, we might get someone in o ce who can help us stay on that right road of peace rather than someone meant to wake us up from falling away from His message. Minute by minute we can make decisions that are moral and kind and truthful leaving a better world for our children. What kind of example are we leaving for our children today as they watch and hear the political battle? Are we telling them that Jesus is our candidate or the god of politics? Kathy Hilliard Editor for the Levy County JournalInside Endorsement Stop the NonsenseI am saddened, mad, appalled, etc at the tactics our recent candidates (or their supporters) for public o ce have stooped to try to slam their opponents. Most, if not all, the negative and slanderous statements are ctitious lies that are designed to harm or destroy the character of the person that is running for public o ce. I know that I am not alone with this thinking. Many of the people that I come into contact with agree and are sick and tired of these injurious hot topics. Just like any vicious rumor, the tale bearer has a desire to destroy the person they are attacking in hope of making themselves look better. ey appear a victim to get sympathetic attention, or in uence the outcome of an election. Usually no candidate will take the credit for these attacks that spread like a wild re. ey always shift the source to others. It is di cult and usually impossible to stop these negative attacks. As the voters, we must make the best choice from the list of candidates for the o ce based on the information that we know, not on the unproven, negative information that is spread throughout our normally peaceful, positive county. Please stop the nonsense. People that are running for public o ce should toot their own horn by disclosing information that proves that they are the best person for the o ce they desire. is information should be true and proven by facts. Keith Richeson, D.C.
The Levy County Journal 5AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Clerk of CourtWilbur F Dean (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-486-4420 email@example.com *Danny J Shipp (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 352-221-5276County Commission, District 1Jason Kennedy (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-317-1041 firstname.lastname@example.org John Meeks (Rep) Archer FL 32618 352-486-2762 email@example.com Jaime Gri n (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 404-797-5334 firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty Commission, District 3Joseph Cino Jr (Rep) Inglis FL 34449 352-447-4017 email@example.com Mike Joyner (Rep) Morriston FL 32668 352-572-4098 Al Macri (Dem) Morriston FL 32668 352-528-2523 firstname.lastname@example.org Darryl Diamond (Rep) Inglis, FL 34449 352-447-4442 email@example.comCounty Commission, District 5*Danny Stevens (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-538-4263County Judge*James T Browning (NP) Morriston FL 32668 352-281-4045 firstname.lastname@example.org Cyndee Munkittrick (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-9007 email@example.comProperty Appraiser*Osborn Barker (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-1394 firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Board, District 2Avery Baker (NP) Chie and, FL 32626 352-214-0511 email@example.com Christopher Cowart (NP) Cedar Key FL 32625 352-231-3451 firstname.lastname@example.org Billy Hinote (NP) Chie and FL 32626 352-949-0601 email@example.com Kyle Quincey (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-4856 firstname.lastname@example.org Marissa DeHaven (NP) Cedar Key, FL 352-543-6788 email@example.com Sandra Worthington Hodge (NP) Chie and, FL 352-535-5414School Board, District 4*Paige Brookins (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-7882 firstname.lastname@example.orgSchool Superintendent*Robert Hastings (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-221-2668 email@example.com Cindy Roach (Dem) Bronson, FL 32621 352-949-0305 firstname.lastname@example.orgSheri Bobby McCallum (Rep) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-2811 email@example.com Evan Sullivan (Rep) Williston FL 32696 352-484-5993 firstname.lastname@example.org Lee Sullivan (NP) Bronson, FL 32621 352-577-5389 Noel Desmond (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-493-0979 noelchie email@example.comSupervisor of ElectionsTammy Jones (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-665-2475 firstname.lastname@example.org Brooke Ward (Rep) Trenton, FL 32693 352-535-5337 email@example.comTax Collector*Linda Fugate (Dem) Williston FL 32696 352-577-4028 firstname.lastname@example.org = IncumbentNOTE: Read the candidates information available 24/7 & FREE at our website at: LevyJournalOnline.com 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): _____ Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy County Bart Bell Bitter Bonnets Bracero Budge Chestnuts Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Clear Croesus Cubebs Cubic Errs Fern Flue Inch Inured Loth Lour Mega Neap Norfolk Oasis Oboe Ones Onto Oology Orcas Orlop Word SearchOutruns Oxides Passing shot Pick up Poor PrigLevy County 2012 Candidates Important Voting Information for Levy County Primary Election: August 14, 2012 Early Voting: Aug. 4 through Aug. 11 Mon. 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The Levy County Journal6AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Bullying is the unwanted and repeated written, verbal or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting or dehumanizing gesture by an adult or student that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile or o ensive educational environment, cause discomfort or humiliation, or unreasonably interfere with the individuals school performance or participation. Bullying most often occurs wherever there is the least structure and adult supervision, just like most harmful behavior among children. Most incidents tend to occur on the playground, in the bathrooms, in locker rooms, in cafeterias, in cyberspace, at bus stops and in the school bus.Tips for Parents: Encourage your child to talk to you. Praise your child for positive communication and behavior. Provide/ensure adequate supervision. Teach your child to be assertive rather than aggressive or violent when confronted by a bully. Verify that consistent messages about rules and safety are practiced in your childs school and sta is trained in bullying prevention. Build a relationship with your childs teachers and administrators.Tips for Students: Stay away from bullies. Tell an adult. Avoid bad situations. Make friends. If bullied, tell the bully to stop; then walk away.Helpful websites:Bullying Prevention www.stopbullyingnow.comSafe Kids USAwww.usa.safekids.org/Florida School Bus Safetywww. oridaschoolbussafety.gov/ Getting Ready for School Safety Tips e time is coming and soon the children and youth of Levy County will be back in action learning and participating in school activities from morning to night. To help refresh our memories on safety issues for the school year the Levy County Journal has prepared a page for you to cut out and save or put on the refrigerator door to help with safety during the upcoming school year.Basic Rules of Safety for ChildrenHere are some general tips for protecting your child: Know where your children are at all times. Be familiar with their friends and daily activities; Be sensitive to changes in your childrens behavior; its a signal that you should talk about the cause of the changes; Be alert to a teenager or adult who is paying an unusual amount of attention to your children or giving them inappropriate or expensive gifts; Teach your children to trust their own feelings; assure them that they have the right to say no to anything they sense is wrong; Teach your children that no one should approach them or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. If someone does, they should tell you or another adult immediately. What to teach your children: If your children are separated from you in a public place, make sure they dont wander around looking for you. Instruct them to go to a checkout counter, the security o ce, or the lost-and-found department. ey should quickly tell the person in charge that they have become lost and need help nding you. Tell them not to get into a car or go anywhere with any person unless you have given them permission. Let them know that if someone follows them on foot or in a car, they should run away from him or her. Teach them not to go with someone who asks directions, wants them to help look for a lost puppy, or tells them that you are in trouble. Make sure they know that if someone tries to take them somewhere, they should quickly get away and scream, is man (woman) is trying to take me away! or is person is not my father (mother)! Instruct them to always use the buddy system never go places alone. Let them know that if someone wants to take their picture, they should say no and tell you or their teacher or a trusted adult. Teach them that no one should touch them on parts of their bodies that would be covered by a bathing suit, nor should they touch anyone else in those areas. Tell them they have the right to say no to someone who tries to take them somewhere, touches them, or makes them feel uncomfortable, scared, or confused. Teach Children to Look Out for Certain Situations or Actions, Rather than Certain Individuals.School Bullying InformationIn a 180-day school year, it is estimated that there are almost 2 Million illegal pass-bys of Florida school buses, each representing the possibility of tragic injuries or fatalities to students. Twenty five million children ride school buses to and from school each day. Each year, there are about 15 pedestrian fatalities at school bus stops in the United States. Florida Motor Vehicle Laws require that motorists stop upon approaching any school bus that displays its flashing red lights and has its stop signs extended. Penalties for breaking these laws can include fines, points on your license, and even suspension of your license. Florida law specifies when you must stop for school buses. If you violate the law you commit a moving violation: $165 and will incur 4 points against your driver license. improvement course. your driver license will be suspended for at least 90 days. pass on the side of the bus where students enter and exit the bus, will result in severe penalties, ranging from a minimum fine of $265 and up to a one year license suspension. The following illustrations describe the laws regarding school bus safety and provide helpful advice.Children Getting On The School Bus Children Getting Off The School Bus TWO-LANE: Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST stop. MULTI-LANE Paved Across: Vehicles traveling in both directions MUST stop. STOP STOP STOP STOP CAUTION STOP DIVIDED HIGHWAY Unpaved space (Min. 5 ft.), OR, any raised median or physical barrier. Vehicles behind bus MUST stop. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction proceed with caution. STOP Remember, the inconvenience of an extra few seconds spent waiting for a stopped school bus is insignificant compared to the loss of a childs life. Ages 3 -4Head Start, Early Head Start, VPK, School Readiness ProviderApplying is as easy as 1 2 31. Fill out application 2. Bring Childs Birth Certificate or Shot Record 3. 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The Levy County Journal8AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING July 9, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:10 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: Rollin Hudson, Commissioner ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building and Zoning O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance Coordinator Visitor: None City Manager Grady Hartzog Interlocal Agreement with School Board of Levy County for Building Inspections Mr. Grady told the Commissioners that the agreement had been reviewed by the City Attorney, and the fee agreed by the Commission for the inspections was $30 per hour. e Mayor asked Mr. Hammond if that included drive time, and Mr. Hammond said yes. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to approve the interlocal agreement with Levy County School Board for Building Inspections. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 4-0. Agreement for Disaster Recovery Services Mr. Hartzog informed the Commission that the existing agreement for Disaster Recovery Services/Debris Removal with Langston Tree Service was about to expire, and that we would like to put it out for bid. He also stated that he thought Langston was out of business. e City Attorney stated that Williston had recently done a similar bid and had put ve vendors on its approved list to be sure it had more than one vendor available to respond. He said that if the City would like to piggy back o their existing contract, they could. e City Manager said that was a good idea. e Mayor and Commission agreed. Review of CDBG Purchasing Policy Mr. Hartzog informed the Commission that in 1996 the Commission had adopted a separate purchasing policy for CDBG project which was modeled on the Citys own purchasing policy. He told them that that policy had recently been updated by the Financial Coordinator with the exception of the local preference policy, which could not be included. Also there had been a tie breaking provision added in using MBE/WMBE as the deciding factor in tie bid decisions. e Vice Mayor asked if this policy was the same as the Citys purchasing policy, Laurie said yes it was the same except the local preference. e Mayor asked if we had to use the MBE as the tie breaker and she said no, they could use something else. e City Attorney asked that in Section two of the policy there be language added to state that this pertains to purchases funded with CDBG funds. e Vice Mayor made a motion to approve the revised CDBG purchasing policy, including the tie breaker policy using MBE/WMBE, with the revised language in section two. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 4-0. Police Chief Robert Douglas Police Chief spoke about the weekend baseball tournaments and how busy they were. He let the Commissioners know about the recent vandalism at the cemetery, where kids had spray painted some head stones. e City Manager said they had also broken some headstone too. He had been contacted by the Johnson family and they had tried to make repairs, to the grave marker. City Manager also said they had taken down a large oak tree at the cemetery that was causing damage too. Fire Chief James Harris Chief Harris said he had nothing to report e Vice Mayor said they had an upcoming meeting with all of the re agencies, EMS Director Knowles and County Commissioner Bell here at Chie and City Hall on Tuesday to go over the countywide re contracts. e City Attorney said he had spoken to his council in Williston about our desire to work together on the matter after our last Commission meeting; however he did not ask them for a commitment in anticipation of the budget process. Old Business None Commissioners New Business Commissioner Buie asked about the mowing schedule along the nature trail, and who was responsible. e City Manager told him it was the State and we were not able to do anything about it. Correspondence Mr. Hartzog told the Commissioners that during the recent tropical storms Debby several sink holes had opened up near the sewer plant, and one had involved a girl falling into it, and the City had worked with the home owners to ll them even though it was on private property. ere had been four in the same area. ey also received six loads of lime rock from the County to help with the road wash out at the Sewer plant. ey had sink holes behind Hiers Baxley and Drummond and between Taco Bell and Burger King. e City Manager informed the Commission that the City was helping out Cedar Key by sending them daily supplies of fresh water. e re department has loaned them their water bu alo, and while we are currently not charging them for the water we are metering the amount of water we are sending to them. Mr. Grady told the Commission that he had spoken to the Chair of the Cedar Key utility and they may qualify for FEMA disaster reimbursement for this event and that they had agreed to pay back the City for the water they are receiving. e City Manager said they are receiving a lot of complaints about the mosquitos and he had spoken with the County Manager today who said they are spraying daily, trying to keep up with the problem. Public Comment None Approval of Regular Commission Meeting Minutes June 25, 2012 e Mayor said that the question regarding the last meeting minutes had been answered. Vice Mayor Barron made the motion to approve the June 25, 2012 meeting minutes. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion approved 4-0. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. 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MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: Rollin Hudson, Commissioner ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building and Zoning O cial Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorCity Manager Grady HartzogReview of Proposed General Fund Budget Mr. Grady told the Commissioners that the proposed general fund budget had been set using the state allowed roll up rate of 4.990 instead of the current millage rate of 4.750 to be able to give general fund enough money to transfer into the newly created re fund. is is because the Citys gross taxable value at the end of last scal year was $134,459,863, which generated $642,149 in taxes. However, on July 1st of this year the Property Appraisers o ce certi ed the current years taxable value at only $127,984,120, which using the citys current millage rate of 4.750 would only generate $611,264 in taxes, which would not be enough to fund all of the general fund departments, and have money to transfer into the newly created re fund. All of the departments are still using the current insurance rates, and no raises have been included in the budget calculations. e City Manager asked the Financial Coordinator take over the budget presentation at that point. e Financial Coordinator handed out a copy of the Citys year-to-date budget to the Commissioners through May 31, 2012; she explained that the City has currently spent more than it has taken in by $135,787, and that they were facing another budget report next year from Robert Beauchamp like they had just received a few weeks ago at this rate. Because of this the Commission could not a ord to stand on its millage again this year and lose more revenue, it needed to build a little cushion. She then began to go over the various charts regarding the property taxes and budget expense from FY 09/10 through FY 12/13 she had prepared for the Commission. e charts showed the Commission how the property taxes shrank each year from the July 1st number the Commission used to set their annual budget to the nal number in October they would end up with after the Value Adjustment Board met. en each subsequent year, the City would lose more value again from the October end number. She showed them how each year that decline in property taxes, related to decline property tax revenue each year. Also by standing on the same millage rate, the Commission was going father and father into the hole, and by simply increasing to the roll up rate they could close the gap, by approximately $30,000 this year. She then went over a list of some new proposed revenue sources for the Commissioners to consider. Working with the County to raise the Local Option gas tax by one two cents, imposing a business tax on local insurance agents in addition to the occupational license they currently pay, and instituting an automatic increase clause on the local business tax license which we can increase every other year at a maximum of ve percent. ese options together would generate some much needed revenue, which would help to close the gap. Since by cutting items from each departments budget over the past few years has not worked, and the equipment is in need of repair and we can no longer continue on without making the repairs we need to make. She explained that since we are still delivering the same level of service to the citizens it still take the same dollars to make the departments run each year, so we need to look at what we are doing if we have to make more cuts, and chose what is important in the departments. e Commissioners discussed some of the items presented to them by sta e City Manager and sta told them the decision did not need to be made tonight on which millage they would go with, but it did have to be made by the next meeting, because the TRIM notice had to be back to Oz by August 1. A.D. Goodman made the comment that since property values were down it would not even be an increase since the property was worth less now than it was before. Sta then went through each of the departments budget for the Commission: 511Legislative No increase 513 Finance & Administration Decrease $2,166, no equipment purchases anticipated 515Comp & Plan Board Slight increase $660, some software for new programs received from TAG grant in this budget. 519General Government Increase $9,292, due to need to replace inmate van. Mr. Grady said he would have Terrance Reed look over the van before the next meeting as 520 Code Enforcement Increase of $1,242.52, gas for emergency generator, and supplies for new printer/ plotter bought with grant funds, and software update for programs bought with grant. 521 Police Department Staying the same, radio note paid o hoping to purchase two new police cruises via loan instead. 524Protective Inspection Slight increase 539Physical Environment No change 541StreetsDecrease $38,752 no paving this year 572Recreation Decrease $4,073 reduction in one-time expenses 573 Usher Center Decrease $980 in payroll Total Decrease $36,278.44 in General Fund 001 Departments e Mayor asked if the loans would be paid o in the next two years, and was told yes. e Mayor asked about the Communications Service Tax and was told it was shrinking; it had shrunk from last years amount. e Financial Coordinator also mentioned that when the Utilities budget came up she would like to discuss, the option for commercial recycling again, because a lot of the stores including Wal-Mart are going to recycling their waste and it is impacting the 8.2% franchise fee. e Vice Mayor asked when the Street Light reimbursement would come in, and was told we had just received it and it would be shown on the June monthly revenue statement. She asked if all the Industrial Park renters were current, and why we were low on the amount of revenue we had estimated. She was told we still had one half of the new building un-rented. e Vice Mayor said she was concerned about the amount of fuel the police cars were using, and asked the Police Chief about patrol cars that were going outside of the City limits, and requested that he have a count of them for the next meeting, how many were inside the city limits and how many were outside the city limits, and how far they are driving daily. e Vice Mayor asked about setting the millage rate, if we should set it at the roll back rate or not, the Mayor said he was not in favor of going up on the millage. e Vice Mayor then asked the utilities line in each departments budget and why some were so high, since Legislative did not have one, was City Hall under Finance and Administration. She also asked about General Government too, and was told that various building, like the Library, the barn, street lights, etc. come out of that line. e Vice Mayor also asked about the ad for the vacant maintenance worker position. e City Manager told her that it was to ll a vacancy created when a person moved up to a sewer operator from the recreation department. e City Manager said he would have Laurie prepare two budgets for the general fund next meeting, with one using 4.750 millage and one using 4.990 that way they could have options. e Vice Mayor agreed saying it would give them the ability to set the budget at the higher rate and then go down later doing it that way. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator
The Levy County Journal 9AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 readvertise 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 BUSINESS 1. 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. 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 / TreasurerBUDGET WORKSHOP MINUTES YANKEETOWN TOWN COUNCIL JUNE 18, 2012 7:00PM INGLIS / YANKEETOWN LIONS CLUBMEMBERS PRESENT Vice Mayor omas Sholes, Councilmembers: Dawn Marie Clary, Larry Feldhusen and Mike Lineberger. MEMBERS NOT PRESENT Councilmember Jack Scho eld. OTHERS PRESENT Mayor Janie Hinson (who sat with residents & not at Council table) and Town Clerk Laura Coyle. APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF AREA RESIDENTS PRESENT 11 WORKSHOP CALLED TO ORDER / PLEDGE TO FLAG Vice Mayor Sholes called the Meeting to order at 7:00pm followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. TOWN BUSINESS 1. Fiscal Year 2012-13 Budget Councilmember and Financial Liaison Larry Feldhusen suggested doing all line items as a straight zero base so there will be funds available for a contingency fund for unexpected expenses. Councilmember Feldhusen also noted that Ad Valorem funds will be low due to home values. Council reviewed the income lines as well as the expense lines within the General Fund. Council discussed: e Town Clerk is still waiting on rates for insurance and the Zoning O ce rent. Giving the Employees a 3% raise. Rate on work uniforms not in yet. Purchasing a new lawn mower. Councilmember Clary stated she would get more information. Areas in Town that ood. Vice Mayor Sholes stated he would investigate. What road in Town needs paving. Councilmember Lineberger stated he will research as well as where to place the new light pole on Anchorage. e Board of Trustees request for funds will be discussed again at the next workshop. e Womans Club request for funds to pay the Librarys electric bill will also be discussed at next workshop. ADJOURNMENT Hearing no objections, Vice Mayor Sholes adjourned the Workshop at 8:48pm. RECORDED BY: Laura L. Coyle, CMC Town Clerk / Treasurer MEMBERS PRESENT Vice Mayor omas Sholes, Councilmembers Dawn Marie Clary, Michael Lineberger and Larry Feldhusen. MEMBERS NOT PRESENT Councilmember Jack Scho eld. OTHERS PRESENT Mayor Janie Hinson (who sat with residents & not at Council table), Town Clerk Laura Coyle and Zoning O cial Charles Botts. APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF AREA RESIDENTS PRESENT 10 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER Vice Mayor Sholes called the Meeting to order at 9:00pm. COMMENTS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS ere were none. NEW BUSINESS 1. Mayors Resignation Mayor Hinson read her letter dated June 18, 2012 concerning her experience as Mayor and stated she has changed her mind and would like to continue as Mayor. Vice Mayor Sholes stated per Attorney Brookes Council could vote on accepting Mayor Hinsons rescinding of her resignation or Council would have to vote on a Councilmember to be Mayor and then we would have to ll the empty Council seat. Vice Mayor Sholes made a motion to accept Mayor Hinsons rescinding of her resignation. Motion died for lack of second. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to accept Mayor Hinsons resignation. Motion seconded by Councilmember Clary. Motion passed three (3) to one (1) with Vice Mayor Sholes voting nay. Discussion of waiting till Council nds someone to ll the empty Council seat before appointing a Mayor. 2. Town Council Appoints a Council Member to act as Mayor Councilmember Feldhusen moved to table the appointment of the Mayor. Motion seconded by Councilmember Clary. Vice Mayor Sholes stated he would take care of the day to day business at Town Hall. Discussion of possibly advertising for the vacant Council seat. Motion passed unanimously. 3. Costs for the Zoning O cials Flood Plain Manager Course Council discussed the hotel cost and meal allowance. Area resident and past Zoning O cial, Chris Fineout, stated the Flood Plain Manager Course is optional and the Zoning O cial should take the CRS course instead. e Zoning O cial, Charles Botts stated Attorney Brookes suggested both courses. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to authorize the course, travel expenses, the four (4) nights at the hotel and meal allowance of $25.00 a day. Motion seconded by Acting Mayor omas Sholes. Motion passed unanimously. 4. Recommendation to Fill the Vacant Seat on the Board of Trustees Councilmember Clary moved to appoint Councilmember Jack Scho eld to the vacant position on the Board of Trustees. Motion seconded by Councilmember Lineberger. Discussion that another person would be good to put on the board. Motion passed unanimously. 5. Resolution 2012-05 / Designating Fishermans Park as a Twenty-Four Hour Fishing Area Acting Mayor, omas Sholes, read Resolution 2012-05 in its entirety. Councilmember Feldhusen moved to adopt Resolution 2012-05. Motion seconded by Councilmember Lineberger. Discussion of directing the Planning and Zoning Commission to rede ne the boundaries of the road in the park as an o cial street, the handicap sign needs to be moved to a proper space and marking parking spots. Motion passed unanimously. 6. Joint Legislative Auditing Committee / Veri cation of Yankeetown Special Districts Councilmember Feldhusen moved to table this item. Motion seconded by Acting Mayor omas Sholes. Motion passed unanimously. ADJOURNMENT Hearing no objections, Acting Mayor omas Sholes adjourned the meeting at 9:54pm RECORDED BY: Laura L. Coyle, CMC Town Clerk / TreasurerSPECIAL MEETING MINUTES YANKEETOWN TOWN COUNCIL JUNE 18, 2012 8:00PM or SOON THEREAFTER INGLIS / YANKEETOWN LIONS CLUB
The Levy County Journal10AAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 August 20, 2012August 21, 2012August 22, 2012August 23, 2012August 24, 2012Macaroni and Cheese w/Ham Popcorn Chicken Tossed Salad w/Spinach Mixed Vegetables Spiced Apples/Diced or Sliced Peaches Homemade Wheat Roll Assorted Milk Hot Dog on Bun w/ Ketchup/Mustard Fish Sandwich w/Tartar Sauce Baked Beans Coleslaw Orange/Chilled Applesauce Assorted Milk Chicken Parmesan w/ Noodles Rib a Q on a Bun Sweet Potato Fries Green Beans Fruit Crisp/Mixed Fruit Assorted Milk Oven Fried Chicken Ham and Cheese Sandwich w/Mayo Steamed Carrots Corn on the Cob Homemade Cornbread Banana/Diced or Sliced Pears Assorted Milk Sloppy Joe on Bun Cheese Pizza Green Beans or Peas Carrot/Celery Sticks w/ Dip Apple/Diced or Sliced Pears Assorted MilkAugust 27, 2012August 28, 2012August 29, 2012August 30, 2012August 31, 2012Hamburger on Bun w/ Ketchup/Mustard Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Oven Fries Lettuce/Tomato/Pickle Apple/Fruited Jello Assorted Milk Oven Roasted Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich Tomato Soup Carrot/Celery Sticks w/ Dip Orange/Applesauce Assorted Milk Lasagna Chicken Fingers Tossed Salad w/Spinach Winter Blend Vegetables Homemade Garlic Rolls Apple/Strawberry Cake Assorted Milk BBQ Chicken Salibury Steak Broccoli Rice Casserole Steamed Cabbage or Red Beans Banana/Mixed Fruit Homeade Cornberead Assorted Milk Nachos w/Ground Beef Chicken Sandwich w/ Mayo Green Beans or Peas Buttered Corn Orange Wedges/Diced or Sliced Peaches Assorted MilkIn accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the base of race, color ,nationsl orgin, sex, age, or disablity.LEVY COUNTY SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU 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 Mitchs Gold & Diamonds BUDGET WORKSHOP LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JULY 12, 2012 e Budget Workshop of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 12,20 12 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Marsha Drew Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Comm. Stevens called the workshop to order at 9:00 A.M.DANNY J. SHIPP, CLERK TO THE BOARDPresentation of Budget Overview FY 2012-13 Mrs. Rees presented opening statements concerning the General Fund on behalf of the Clerk of Court. e current millage rate of 7.8114 was used to balance the General Fund. e current rolled-back rate is 8.5759 and would generate $1.2 million more than what is calculated in the budget at this time. ere is a $2.3 million de cit between current expenditures and revenues. Currently, there is $1.1 million in reserve, but this does not include transfers which will need to be done to balance the EMS and Fire budgets.AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICE COUNTY AGENTAlbert Fuller, Director Mr. Fuller stated his budget request is the same as last year with two exceptions: 1. Requesting to replace an existing 1996 Chevy Astro mini-van for the Family Consumer Science Program. 2. Replace carpeting in auditorium with tileMOSQUITO CONTROL/PARKS & RECREATIONMatt Weldon, Director Mr. Weldon stated his budget request is the same as last year. Heavy rains after the long drought have increased the need and expense of mosquito spraying.LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTSheri Johnny Smith Sheri Smith stated the Sheri 's Department budget request is the same as last year.SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONSConnie Asbell, Supervisor of Elections Comm. Stevens spoke on behalf of Mrs. Asbell who was unable to attend the Budget Workshop stating her budget request was the same as last year.TAX COLLECTORLinda Fugate, Tax Collector Comm. Stevens stated Mrs. Fugates budget is approved by the Department of Revenue in Tallahassee and is fee based. Her budget request will come in August.CLERK OF COURTDanny Shipp, Clerk of Court Mr. Shipp stated his budget shows an increase due to the second IT person hired, but this salary comes from di erent funds as the person provides IT assistance to numerous BOCC departments. e Clerks o ce is also a fee o ce and the Recording numbers have been down resulting in a need for additional funding from the Board.HEALTH DEPARTMENTMrs. Locke stated the budget request for the Health Department is the same as last year, $150,000.ANIMAL SERVICESDavid Weatherford, Director Mr. Weatherford stated his budget was increased for this year as there is a need for a new truck. He stated $25,000 has been budgeted for this item.CONSTRUCTION / MAINTENANCE / WATERJimmy Jones, Director Mr. Jones stated his budget request is increased from last year for the Construction/Maintenance Department. Mr. Jones stated there are some increases in the Water Department budget.LIBRARYLisa Brasher, Director Ms. Brasher stated her budget request is increased by $8,347 to cover the salary of a part-time employee going to full-time and for IT usage.VETERANS SERVICERobert Lowyns, Director Mr. Lowyns stated his budget request is the same as last year.ROAD DEPARTMENTBruce Greenlee, Administrative Superintendent Mr. Greenlee stated the budget request for the Road Department is about $650,000 less than last year. e Road Department is in need or hiring a couple of new employees for the construction side. Mr. Moody requested dates for future budget meeting dates. e date of Tuesday, July 31 at 9:00 A.M. was decided for the next Budget Meeting. A tentative Budget Hearing was scheduled for ursday, September 6th at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 P.M. will be the date for Public Hearing for nal adoption of the Assessments. e date of September 17th at 6:00 P.M. will be the Final Budget Hearing.LEGALAnne Bast Brown, County Attorney Mrs. Brown stated the budget request for Legal was $1,000 less than last year.PUBLIC SAFETYDavid Knowles, Director Mr. Knowles informed the Board of the closing with Fowlers Blu Fire Department this morning. Mr. Knowles stated there were some line item increases for the upcoming budget year for EMS for fuel expense and repair/ maintenance. Updated information on the Fire Department portion of his budget was given to the Board. Mrs. Rees stated the Board the EMS budget as presented is short by $505,602 based on the actual buy-down on the Special Assessments which have to be funded. Presently, the Fire budget is short by $ 1,424,297. Options to balance these budgets would be to transfer from the General fund, which does not have this much in it, raise Assessments or cut the budget. Mrs. Rees then asked for direction from the Board on balancing the General Fund and if they wanted to discuss each department further as she will need to present them a proposed budget on July 31. After discuss ion, the Board agreed to examine each Department in the General Fund budget in greater detail. e meeting recessed at 12:08 P.M. e meeting reconvened at I :36 P.M. e Commissioners discussed each line item expense for every Department, making reductions in each budget, reducing the total budget by $2,019,791. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:18 P.M. ATTEST: Clerk of Court, Danny J. 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The Levy County Journal 11AAugust 9, 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 NOTICES210 HELP WANTED210 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. tfnf --------I, JOHNNY P. MARTIN of Newberry, Florida, am no longer responsible for the debts of my wife, Carol J. Martin. Pub.: Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. 8/30Jp125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! We move em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joes Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 9/13Jp --------MIKES LAWN MAINTENANCE & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICE Mow it and Wash it with One Call to Mike at 352/215-9459. 8/23Jp135 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 WANTEDEMPLOYMENT & 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 --------ACES SES TUTORING POSITIONS LEVY COUNTY Hiring part-time tutors for children grades three thru twelve. Also seeking Spanish tutors. Compensation $25/ hr Contact: acesrobinson@ yahoo.com 8/30Jp --------PART-TIME STAFF POSITION IN TRENTON Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University Campus (main campus), through the Center for Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. We are currently seeking quali ed applicants for a part-time Staff Assistant position at our Trenton of ce, located in Trenton, Florida. The part-time Staff Assistant would provide administrative support in application, maintenance and processing of student, faculty and/or staff policies and procedures and assist with marketing activities. The minimum requirement is a high school diploma and two (2) years administrative experience. For additional information and application instructions, please visit: http://www. saintleo.jobs/postings/10107 Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 8/9Jp300 RENTALSCHEAPER STORAGE FIRST Month FREE Climate Controlled Down from Dollar General in Williston 352/528-0778 tfnJp310 HOUSE FOR RENTARCHER 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 8/16Jp --------2 BEDROOM/1 BATH Duplex, Central Heat/Air, NO pets, $550/mo plus deposit. Call: 352/463-6170; 352/281-3592; or 352/4932838. 8/16Jp --------3 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH COUNTRY HOUSE: large rooms, front porch, ready now. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Near Williston. 352-572-9471. 8/30Jp400 REAL ESTATE3 BEDROOM/2 BATH ON 1 ACRE $49K by owner. Will nance with terms. Payments $299/month. Has improvements; power pole, well, septic. Needs some work. Bronson area. Call (352) 318-9262. 8/16Jp 3 BEDROOM/2BATH ON 1 ACRE By Owner: $2,500 down moves you in; $599 per month.. For more info call (352) 318-9262. 8/16Jp440 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 BUYCASH 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. 8/23Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. 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Oer based on the discounted $5 price for the Blockbuster @Home. One disc at a time, $10/mo. value. Sharky and Shelley Sharky and Shelley Roberts Roberts Annual Poker Run Fundraiser Annual Poker Run Fundraiser September 1, 2012 September 1, 2012 Our annual Poker Run is to raise funds to support the children of Sharky and Shelley Roberts who were killed in an accident on August 27, 2011. Please join us for a great time and an amazing cause! Poker Hands $15 (includes meal), Dinner donations $6 Contacts: Jack Mills (352)558-4440 or Vickie Maloney (352)339-3398 Our Work e funds raised are placed in an account, maintained by the the MCLSA (http://www.facebook. com/pages/Marion-CountyLegal-Support-AssociationMCLSA/137714029585259). e Route Registration begins at 9:30 AM at AMVETS Post 444. e ride begins at 10:30 AM stopping at AMVETS Post 88 (Bronson), AMVETS Post 422 (Chie and), AMVETS Post 447 (Inglis) Willards, Sunray Saloon and we return to Post 444 for the feast, prize drawings and live Music from the FireCreek Band. e Log Cabin Quilters met urs., Aug. 2 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had a great time visiting with each other and going through a lot of old photos trying to put names to faces. We want to display as many of the original Log Cabin Quilters as possible. A lot of us were not involved with the building of the Museum so identi cation of the photos is a little di cult. We should nish the Watermelon quilt within the next few weeks and start on two new quilts. Weve picked out a quilt top that was made by Winnelle Horne for one of the new quilts. e boys from Lancaster were out during the week. e inside of the Museum was cleaned and we receive many compliments on the place. We really couldnt do without their help. anks Lancaster. Well be hanging a few more of the older quilts on the wall and plan to nd a spot for the pictures of the original members to remember them. A lot of work went into raising the funds to build the building and we would like to those people to be remembered. We still have a few of the original group with us and hope theyll be able to add a few names to the old photos. Dont forget the rocking chairs are waiting for you to visit us.Log Cabin Quilters Alice Mae Haire is one of the original Log Cabin Quilters and keeps busy with her quilting. She has nished this white on white quilt wi th candlewicking in the squares. Alice Mae continues to amaze us with her work.On a Saturday night dive near Key Largo, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers saw something previously unseen in the state: male and female pillar coral spawning together. e divers, in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters, witnessed male pillar coral colonies release sperm, followed a few minutes later by female colonies releasing eggs. e Aug. 4 event marked the rst o cially documented occurrence of this behavior in Florida. Previously, it had been unclear whether a female pillar coral population existed in the state, as no one had documented the release of pillar coral eggs. Researchers were on hand to try to observe this activity during the twoto ve-day period after the August full moon, a time when corals are known to spawn. We are excited to con rm the presence of male and female pillar coral colonies in Florida, said Kate Lunz, an FWC research scientist who participated in the dive. is indicates a population with the potential to reproduce. Unlike many other stony coral species, which produce both sperm and eggs, pillar coral form separate male and female colonies for reproduction. e colonies are made up of multiple pillars, or columns, clustered together and rising from the ocean oor. Pillar coral is a state-listed threatened species and is rare in the Florida reef tract. Its range in the state is believed to stretch from Palm Beach County to the Dry Tortugas. It was a popular target of the curio trade before its collection was banned. e coral continues to face threats from disease, sedimentation and other factors. For more information on corals in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Habitat, and select Coral Reefs. FWC Researchers Witness Spawning of Rare Coral in Florida e Suwannee River Water Management Districts Tentative FY 2012-13 Budget also known as the August 1 Report is now available on the agencys business and nancial page at www.mysuwanneeriver.com. e tentative budget total is $15,128,674 and includes only those items that are expected to be expended this scal year. e budget supports the Districts core missions and includes signi cant reserve funding for cost-share programs. e District proposes to set aside $1.5 million each for agriculture and local government cost-share programs for water supply, water conservation, water resources, and related projects. e District's Tentative FY 2012-13 Budget was approved by the Governing Board in July. Some quick facts about the proposed budget: Total: $15,128,674 Includes $5.2 million in ad valorem property tax revenue. Includes an estimated $2.9 million in state funding and $1.1 million in federal funding. Millage rate is 0.4143, or 41.43 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value and is the same as last scal year. e District expects to receive an estimated $2.9 million in state funding and an estimated $1.1 million in federal funding. e Tentative FY 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, which is consistent with the other water management districts and allows for improved tracking of costs and performance evaluations. In compliance with statutory requirements, the District submitted the Standard Format Tentative Budget on August 1 to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the chairs of all legislative committees and subcommittees with substantive or scal jurisdiction over water management districts, the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the governing body of each county in which the District has jurisdiction or derives any funds for District operations. 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. SRWMD Tentative FY 2012-13 Budget Available Online
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 89, NO. 5 50 CENTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION B On Wednesday, August 1st at 5:00 p.m., the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the Districts water supply. It is now safe for you to drink the water. e new reverse osmosis units are manually on-line. During the next week the nal commissioning, training, testing and nal adjusting of the equipment will take place. While the water is safe to drink, the full impact of the new units will not be felt until the latter part of next week. By then, there should be a noticeable improvement in the quality of the water. We thank everyone for their patience throughout this emergency. Since the water supply is now safe to drink, dispensing bottled water at the District O ce will discontinue. Pipe skid from Cedar Key Water and Sewer's new reverse osmosis plant.Cedar Key Reverse Osmosis Plant Now in OperationMiss Hailey Jenkins of High Springs, President of the Marion Hornets Chapter serving this area of the Florida Division of the Children of the Confederacy (CofC), recently attended the 58th Annual General Convention on July 18-21, 2012, held in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Even though it was quite a distance to travel, Florida was well represented at the convention. Among the many recognition certi cates awarded to Florida was an award for the largest division attendance outside the host chapter. At the convention, Miss Jenkins served as Chairman of the Pages. She was also appointed along with Florida CofC member, William Harper, to be the wreath bearers during the Memorial Service held at St. Francis Xavier Church, a beautiful church that served as a hospital for the more severely wounded soldiers during the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg in the War Between the States. One of the highlights of the convention was history coming alive for these youth and th eir chaperones during a guided tour of the City of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Soldiers National Cemetery where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. One delegate exclaimed that her American History lessons at school now began to make sense. Miss Callie Herold of Georgia, outgoing President General, dedicated this convention to our ancestors who she said quickly enlisted when their State called for soldiers and who served unwaveringly through con ict or until their lives were taken. She challenged those in attendance to honor our ancestors for the sacri ces that they made in defense of their homelands, families, and their beliefs. Mr. Seth Cook of Arkansas was elected as the incoming President General for CofC. He shared his ideas and goals for a very exciting and productive year ahead and announced his own WE-CAN project designed to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors Project. Plans are already underway for next years Annual General Convention to be held in Jackson, Mississippi. Miss Jenkins is the daughter of Jim and Alicia Jenkins of High Springs and is a student at Santa Fe High School. She also serves as a Division o cer in the Florida Division CofC. She was chaperoned at the convention by her grandmother, Mrs. Owen (Linda) Baynard of Chie and.Children of the Confederacy 58th Annual General Convention Memorial wreath bearers, Miss Hailey Jenkins and Mr. William Harper, prepare to place the memorial wreath at the Robert E. Lee monument in the Gettysburg National Military Park.We had our last meeting before the 4th Annual National Honey Bee Day on Sat. Aug. 18. We only have two more weeks. is year it will be held at the Ocala Livestock Pavilion in Ocala area, north on Jacksonville Road. is will be an all day event on Aug. 18 with food and drink for everyone. ere will be classes for all di erent interests including live bee demonstrations and bee products for all hand and face lotions, candles of all kinds from table candles to Christmas candles and ornaments of all shapes and colors. Also, fresh local honey and all its byproducts. ere will be guest speakers from all around including Dr. Jamie Ellis from UF. e National Honey Bee Queen will be there. At the end of the event we will have a live auction with something for everyone, even antiques. Come join us and enjoy the fun and get in on the drawing for door prizes the YoYo Quilt and the painted BeeHive Full of Bees. e meeting was mostly about getting read for the big event. We had 17 members and 2 guests. Next week we will have more about the Honey Bee Day in the local papers with all the events, times and speakers. For more information on the club or Bee Day contact: Byron Teerlink, Pres., at 352/493-2216 or Leon Bath, VP, at 352/493-2320 or or email: levycountybeeclub@ levycountybeekeepersclub.com. Website: NorthCentralFloridaBeekeepers Association.com Honey Bee Day Event Schedule on Aug. 18: 8 a.m. Welcome: 8:30 2012 American Honey Queen Alyssa Fine; 9 a.m. Dr. Peter Teal; 9:45 Hal Ackerman; 10/30 Open Hive Demonstration; 11/15 Christine McCoy, Candle Making with Beeswax; 12 noon Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam; 12:45 Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer; 1:30 Dr. Peter Teal; 2:15 Laurence Cutts, the State of Beekeeping in Florida; 3 p.m. Hive Ra e/50-50 Drawing/Live auction with Florida Ag Hall of Fame member Laurence Cutts. All Day Events UF Bee Lab hosted by Jason Graham; Book Signing with Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer and Hal Ackerman. News from the Levy County Beekeepers ClubCross Brand Cowboy Church Ranch Rodeo Quali er Aug. 18Cross Brand Cowboy Church will be holding their qualifying ranch rodeo at the Gilchrist Co. Arena on August 18th. Sign-ups will be at 5:30 p.m. and rodeo will start at 6:30 p.m. ere will a youth division ages 18 and under, along with an adult division. e events will include Team Sorting, Team Doctoring, Mugging and Tying, Wild Cow Milking, and Trailer Loading. e teams will consist of 4 men or women, and entry fees will be $400 a team. is ranch rodeo will qualify a team, or teams to be able to participate in the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches ranch rodeo nals on September 22nd, 2012 in Alvarado, Texas. Come on out and bring your family and enjoy some great ranch rodeo action; there will be concessions and admission is free. SVP Begins Rehearsals of Tim Kellys Cry of the Banshee Suwannee Valley Players have started rehearsals for their upcoming fall show, Cry of the Banshee by Tim Kelly. Cry of the Banshee is a story loosely based on an Edgar Allen Poe story of the same title. In 16th century Ireland, a cruel Lord Edward Whitman seeks to destroy the banshee cult of a powerful witch, but she puts a curse on his family. Generations later, Whitman Manor has been moved stone by stone to America and the last of the family, a young brother and sister, seek to escape the curse. Will the last of the Whitmans be able to escape the terror of the banshee curse? Save the dates and make your plans to attend the Chief eater and nd our how this thriller ends. Show dates are scheduled for September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23rd; times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will be available August 20 at our ticket location, Curves of Chie and, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and at the theater box o ce Monday, Tuesday and ursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $8 seniors, military and students, and $5 for under 12. For more information please contact us through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Gill at Curves of Chie and. Cry of the Banshee Cast and Production CrewDirector Andy Kidd Asst. Directors Mike Taylor and Michael ZublerCast e Whitman Family: Mrs. Whitman --Janice Grant Sean Whitman -Greg Mercier Maureen Whitman --Jeannette Crews Elizabeth Whitman --Kassie Barron Whitman guests: Carol Rondeaus --Emily Padot Harry Rondeaus Dalton Pitts-McCallum e Sta : Mrs. Persson Rhonda Stephenson Lily -Emily Baker Roderick -Jeremy Pittman Miss Boone -Heather McIntire e others: Dr. Hessler -Rob Hart Joe -Keith Horne Gri th -Mike Zubler Oona -Jill Hart Cry of the Banshee by Tim Kelly is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Co.
The Levy County Journal2BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Cedar 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 352/4932333. YANKEETOWN-INGLISEvening Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Photo Shoot CANCELLED for Aug. 10 e evening photo shoot at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve scheduled for August 10 has been cancelled. Feedback from photographers has suggested holding these events later in the fall and winter. Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club EventsA reminder that the rift Shop at the YankeetownInglis Womans Club is closed for the summer. Doors will re-open in September for your shopping pleasure. However, the club is still accepting donations. If youre cleaning out your closets, garage or storage room this summer, remember the rift Shop for your gently used items. If you must leave donations when no one is at the club, Please leave them on the front porch so theyll be out of the weather. Yankeetown Town Meetings e Yankeetown Special Town Council Meeting will be held on Aug. 20 at 7:05 p.m. A Planning and Zoning meeting is on Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m.; Regular Town Council meeting on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.; Tentative Budget Hearing Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. and the Final Budget Hearing on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/447-2511Yankeetown School Stuff the Bus Aug. 11 e Yankeetown School Stu e Bus event will be in the Food Ranch parking lot on Sat. Aug. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. School employees will be there to take donations for school supplies. All supplies donated will remain at YTS! Pencils, paper, erasers, folders, index cards, duplicating paper, tissues, hand sanitizer, paper towels, colored pencils, pens, rulers.....all or any types of classroom supplies. Come on down and help the kids out Sat. Aug. 11 from 9 to 4 p.m. at Food Ranch parking lot. Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc. Concert Aug. 11 is Sat., Aug.t 11, Withlacoochee Area Residents, Inc continue their 2nd Saturday Summer Concert Series. Rod Sillars, with his smooth voice and intricate musical style will take the stage at 7 p.m. followed by Floridas original Bluegrass power-trio Florida Cracker Cowboys at 8 p.m. To start the evening o make your own sundae starting at 6:30 p.m. Ice cream with all the toppings and other assorted goodies will be for sale. Grab your family and friends and join us at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club on 56th St., Sat. Aug. 11 for the most fun you can have for a $10 tax deductible donation. All for a good cause...to help WAR, Inc preserve and protect YOUR Nature Coast. For information call Lee at 352-795-4506, www. warinconline.com or email@example.comLevy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Industrial Planning Committee Aug. 13 e Bronson Industrial Planning Committee will meet on Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building.Bronson Town Council Meeting Aug. 20 e Bronson Town Council will meet on Mon. Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Bronson Ag Center Day Camps Levy County 4-H Day Camps are 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. 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. Co-Ed Softball Tournament Aug. 24 25 e Bronson Community Access Center is signing up teams to participate in our Co-ed Softball tournament. e tournament will be August 24 and 25, with a $200 entry fee per team. e deadline is August 14, 2012, and team lineup requires at least 3 females. Teams are required to bring 4 47 core 12 blue dot softballs. If you like to enter call Natalie omas at 352/219-8365 or Faylea Wilkerson at 352/507-2348. e event will be held at the Bronson Sports Complex.Greater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceMembership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ARCHERGrief and Loss Support Group in Archer Through Aug. 14Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group at the Davis Center in Archer every Tuesday from July 10 through August 14. e group meets from 1011:30 a.m. For more information, contact the local o ce at 352-493-2333. OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Council Meeting Aug. 20 e Otter Creek Town Council will meet o nAug. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall.GAINESVILLERascal Flatts Changed Tour Sept. 29Rascal Flatts will be in Gainesville at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Sat. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. with the Changed Tour promoting their new album. Special guests will be Little Big Town and the Eli Young Band. Tickets on sale Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster locations, University box o ce, or chargeby-phone at 1-800-745-3000.CEDAR KEYDRINKING WATER NOTICE Cedar Key Water Now Safe to DrinkOn Wednesday, August 1st at 5:00 p.m., the Cedar Key Water & Sewer District was given approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow human consumption of the Districts water supply. It is now safe for you to drink the water. e new reverse osmosis units are manually on-line. During the next week the nal commissioning, training, testing and nal adjusting of the equipment will take place. While the water is safe to drink, the full impact of the new units will not be felt until the latter part of next week. By then, there should be a noticeable improvement in the quality of the water. We thank everyone for their patience throughout this emergency. Since the water supply is now safe to drink, dispensing bottled water at the District O ce will discontinue. Cedar Key Water & Sewer District Meeting Aug. 13 e Cedar Key Water and Sewer District holds its regular meetings on the second Monday of every month at the District O ces, 510 ird Street, Cedar Key, Florida. Next meeting: Regular Meeting: August 13, 5:00 p.m. with Budget Workshop following. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 9 Low 12:30 AM 1.6 6:58 AM Rise 12:11 AM 58 9 High 6:42 AM 3.8 8:17 PM Set 1:56 PM 9 Low 1:52 PM 1 9 High 8:08 PM 2.8 F 10 Low 1:13 AM 1.8 6:58 AM Rise 12:51 AM 49 10 High 7:33 AM 3.7 8:16 PM Set 2:49 PM 10 Low 3:06 PM 1 10 High 9:36 PM 2.7 Sa 11 Low 2:15 AM 2 6:59 AM Rise 1:34 AM 39 11 High 8:40 AM 3.7 8:15 PM Set 3:40 PM 11 Low 4:29 PM 0.9 11 High 11:07 PM 2.7 Su 12 Low 3:38 AM 2.2 6:59 AM Rise 2:21 AM 30 12 High 9:55 AM 3.7 8:14 PM Set 4:29 PM 12 Low 5:41 PM 0.7 M 13 High 12:15 AM 2.9 7:00 AM Rise 3:11 AM 22 13 Low 5:00 AM 2.1 8:14 PM Set 5:16 PM 13 High 11:03 AM 3.9 13 Low 6:34 PM 0.5 Tu 14 High 1:02 AM 3.1 7:01 AM Rise 4:05 AM 14 14 Low 6:04 AM 1.9 8:13 PM Set 6:01 PM 14 High 12:00 PM 4 14 Low 7:16 PM 0.3 W 15 High 1:39 AM 3.3 7:01 AM Rise 5:01 AM 8 15 Low 6:56 AM 1.7 8:12 PM Set 6:42 PM 15 High 12:49 PM 4.2 15 Low 7:53 PM 0.1 Suwannee River EntranceTh 9 Low 12:48 AM 1.5 6:58 AM Rise 12:11 AM 58 9 High 6:48 AM 3.3 8:18 PM Set 1:57 PM 9 Low 2:10 PM 0.9 9 High 8:14 PM 2.5 F 10 Low 1:31 AM 1.7 6:59 AM Rise 12:51 AM 49 10 High 7:39 AM 3.3 8:17 PM Set 2:49 PM 10 Low 3:24 PM 0.9 10 High 9:42 PM 2.4 Sa 11 Low 2:33 AM 1.9 6:59 AM Rise 1:34 AM 39 11 High 8:46 AM 3.3 8:16 PM Set 3:41 PM 11 Low 4:47 PM 0.9 11 High 11:13 PM 2.4 Su 12 Low 3:56 AM 2.1 7:00 AM Rise 2:21 AM 30 12 High 10:01 AM 3.3 8:15 PM Set 4:30 PM 12 Low 5:59 PM 0.7 M 13 High 12:21 AM 2.6 7:00 AM Rise 3:11 AM 22 13 Low 5:18 AM 2 8:14 PM Set 5:17 PM 13 High 11:09 AM 3.4 13 Low 6:52 PM 0.5 Tu 14 High 1:08 AM 2.7 7:01 AM Rise 4:05 AM 14 14 Low 6:22 AM 1.8 8:13 PM Set 6:01 PM 14 High 12:06 PM 3.5 14 Low 7:34 PM 0.3 W 15 High 1:45 AM 2.9 7:01 AM Rise 5:01 AM 8 15 Low 7:14 AM 1.6 8:12 PM Set 6:43 PM 15 High 12:55 PM 3.7 15 Low 8:11 PM 0.1 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 9 Low 1:25 AM 1.5 6:57 AM Rise 12:10 AM 58 9 High 6:49 AM 3.5 8:16 PM Set 1:55 PM 9 Low 2:47 PM 0.9 9 High 8:15 PM 2.5 F 10 Low 2:08 AM 1.7 6:57 AM Rise 12:50 AM 49 10 High 7:40 AM 3.4 8:15 PM Set 2:47 PM 10 Low 4:01 PM 0.9 10 High 9:43 PM 2.5 Sa 11 Low 3:10 AM 1.9 6:58 AM Rise 1:33 AM 39 11 High 8:47 AM 3.4 8:14 PM Set 3:38 PM 11 Low 5:24 PM 0.9 11 High 11:14 PM 2.5 Su 12 Low 4:33 AM 2.1 6:59 AM Rise 2:20 AM 30 12 High 10:02 AM 3.4 8:13 PM Set 4:28 PM 12 Low 6:36 PM 0.7 M 13 High 12:22 AM 2.6 6:59 AM Rise 3:10 AM 22 13 Low 5:55 AM 2 8:12 PM Set 5:15 PM 13 High 11:10 AM 3.5 13 Low 7:29 PM 0.5 Tu 14 High 1:09 AM 2.8 7:00 AM Rise 4:04 AM 14 14 Low 6:59 AM 1.8 8:11 PM Set 5:59 PM 14 High 12:07 PM 3.6 14 Low 8:11 PM 0.3 W 15 High 1:46 AM 3 7:00 AM Rise 5:00 AM 8 15 Low 7:51 AM 1.6 8:10 PM Set 6:41 PM 15 High 12:56 PM 3.8 15 Low 8:48 PM 0.1continued on page 3B Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 STEERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 100-149 160.00 277.50 221.88 150-199 105.00 282.50 211.03 200-249 140.00 240.00 188.92 250-299 125.00 214.00 192.99 300-349 100.00 198,00 162.83 350-399 118.00 184.00 142.70 400-449 114.00 159.00 133.96 450-499 112.00 144.00 121.36 500-549 110.00 120.00 115.14 550-599 103.00 113.00 108.00 600-699 103.00 113.00 108.00 HEIFERS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 100-149 270.00 270.00 270.00 150-199 142.50 280.00 203.41 200-249 102.50 180.00 165.08 250-299 112.00 187.50 151.02 300-349 102.00 177.50 138.48 350-399 120.00 159.00 144.70 400-449 110.00 160.00 124.33 450-499 111.00 147.00 121.20 500-549 102.00 124.00 113.17 550-749 108.00 120.00 113.00 COWS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 600-699 47.00 110.00 69.75 600-799 50.00 106.00 78.62 800999 45.00 100.00 80.41 1000-1199 80.00 89.50 80.19 1200-1399 74,50 96.50 84.33 1400-1599 79.50 89.00 84.58 1600-1799 85.50 89.50 87.50 BULLS: LOW: HIGH: AVG: 800-999 85.50 99.50 90.30 1000-1199 89.50 92.00 90.75 1200-1399 90.00 109.00 95.11 1400-1599 88.00 95.00 91.83 1600-1799 100.00 104.00 102.00 PAIRS: LOW; HIGH: AVG: 685.00 1175.00 907.88 TOTAL 617North Florida Livestock MarketWednesday August 1, 2012
The Levy County Journal 3BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast Give Blood in the SummerSummer, when school is out and families hit the road for vacations, is a time when donors are in short supply, but the need for blood is as strong as ever. If its been awhile since you donated, theres no better time than now. In about the time it would take to shop for groceries for a week or knock out a crossword puzzle a blood donor can save a life. Donors must be 17 or older, or 16 with parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. Donors get cookies and a cool T-shirt. Roll up your sleeve this summer LifeSouth really needs your help. Look for the bloodmobile in the upcoming days in Bronson, Steinhatchee and Old Town. urs., Aug. 9-Bronson Community Blood Drive 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Courthouse. Fri., Aug. 10-Steinhatchee Community Blood Drive 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Maddies Marke.t Sat., Aug. 11-Old Town Community Blood Drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hitchcocks Foodway.SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Aug. 14On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, the Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Dixie Plantation, 1583 Livingston Road, Greenville, Florida 32331. e meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate, and other various matters. A workshop will be held immediately following the meeting. On Monday, Aug. 27 at 1:00 p.m., a tentative intermediate Governing Board meeting will be held at District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida. Public should check the District website or contact the District to con rm that the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled. All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting Aug. 14 e Tobacco Free Partnership of Levy County will hold its next meeting on Tues. Aug. 14 from 3:30 5: 30 p.m. at the Capital City Bank Conference Room, 2012 N. Young Blvd., Chie and. e Partnership will discuss projects to reduce youth access to tobacco and youth exposure to secondhand smoke in Levy County. Membership is free to all citizens of Levy County. To RVSP for the meeting, contact us at email@example.com.Fla. Long-term Care Ombudsman Meeting Aug. 16Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http:// ombudsman.my orida.com. e local council will meet on August 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. A short video introducing the program will play 15 minutes prior to the meeting.Cross Brand Cowboy Church Ranch Rodeo Quali er Aug. 18Cross Brand Cowboy Church will be holding their qualifying ranch rodeo at the Gilchrist Co. Arena on August 18th. Sign-ups will be at 5:30 p.m. and rodeo will start at 6:30 p.m. ere will a youth division ages 18 and under, along with an adult division. e events will include Team Sorting, Team Doctoring, Mugging and Tying, Wild Cow Milking, and Trailer Loading. e teams will consist of 4 men or women, and entry fees will be $400 a team. is ranch rodeo will qualify a team, or teams to be able to participate in the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches ranch rodeo nals on September 22nd, 2012 in Alvarado, Texas. Come on out and bring your family and enjoy some great ranch rodeo action; there will be concessions and admission is free.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. e Levy County Republican Executive Committee has new headquarters! At the new HQ we will have literature from the current candidates running in the Primary and in the General Election this year. You can nd us on the web at www.levyrepublicans.com and our number is 1-877-734-LEVY (5389). We also have a blog and are on facebook and twitter. During the month of August we will also be open on Tuesdays and ursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Levy County BoCC Aug. 21 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. Workforce Connection August ProgramsWorkforce Connection Resource Centers in Chie and and Ocala are o ering the following programs in August: Beyond Barriers: Pathways to Employment is for those whose background issues create a barrier to nding a job. e workshops take place on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Ocala. Computer Basics is designed for those new to technology or with entry-level computer skills. Sessions are set for Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. and Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Chie and and Aug. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Ocala. Employ Florida Marketplace Essentials, Nail that Interview and Optimal Resume workshops take place on Aug. 16 and Aug. 30 beginning at 8:15 a.m. in Ocala. Nail that Interview workshops are also held on Aug. 15 and Aug. 29 at 8 at 1:15 p.m. in Chie and. Navigating the New World of Work two-day workshop takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday in Ocala beginning Aug. 14 with sessions at 8:15 a.m. for new job seekers and those with barriers to employment and at 1:15 p.m. for displaced professionals. It is also o ered Aug. 7 and Aug. 21 at 8:15 a.m. in Chie and. Navigating the New World of Work (Community Workshop) o ers many of the highlights of the two-day sessions but in a two-hour format. e condensed workshops take place in Marion County at the Belleview Library on Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. Dunnellon Library on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. Open Resume Labs are held in Ocala each Monday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. as well as every Friday at 9 a.m. e labs also take place Aug. 14 and Aug. 28 at 8:15 a.m. in Chie and. Drop-ins are welcome and no additional registration is required but space is limited. Workforce Connection Resource Centers are located in Marion County at 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. To sign up for any of the workshops, call 352-291-9552 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1410 or register online at https:// www.timecenter.com/wcworkshops.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 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 Aug. 10Williston School of Dance (WSD) will present three free, public performances in conjunction with the Schools summer camps and intensives. A Vote For Experience
The Levy County Journal4BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CHARLES FRANKLIN MIKELLAugust 5, 1932 July 31, 2012 Charles Franklin Mikell of Gainesville, Florida passed away on July 31, 2012 at the age of 79. He was born on August 5, 1932 to Lester and Sarah Mikell in Morriston. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He has lived in Gainesville since 1969 moving there from Lake City. He worked as an insurance salesman for many years. He was a member of the University City Church of Christ in Gainesville. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, shing, gardening. Charles was an avid Gators fan and enjoyed going to and watching the games. His most enjoyment came from spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Mikell is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Mikell; sons: Charles Franklin Mikell Jr. (Nancy), John Steven Mikell (Helene), Bryan Daniel Mikell (Cheryl); daughter, Sharon Gayle Davis (Gene); brother, Richard Mikell (Lavon); 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Williston. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the University City Church of Christ in Gainesville with Reverend Rich Howell o ciating. Burial took place at 3:00 p.m. at Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston. In Lieu of owers family asked that donations be made to the Gainesville Fisher House or E.T. York Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeWilliston.STELLA SMELLEY TRIMMApril 4, 1918 July 31, 2012 Stella Smelley Trimm of Archer, Florida passed away on July 31, 2012 at the age of 94. She was born April 4, 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Stephen and Alma Smelley. She moved to Gainesville in 1950 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of First Baptist Church of Archer. She was an Eastern Star Lifetime Member and past Matron of Gainesville Chapter 44. Mrs. Trimm was a former Youth Sunday School teacher and worked with many mission organizations. She enjoyed working puzzles, traveling, her family and getting pedicures. She loved to cook and enjoyed the Atlanta Braves and the Gators. Mrs Trimm was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Trimm; her daughter Alma Kate Trimm; her son Joe Trimm and numerous siblings. She is survived by her sons, Edward J. Buster Trimm (Brenda) and Jimmy Trimm (Margaret); daughter, Sonja Simmons; brother Jerry Smelley (June); sister Lola Powel; step-son Norris Trimm; step-brother Joe Ellis Gray; stepsister Loujean Montgomery; 14 grandchildren, 24 greatgrandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren Visitation was held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Archer. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Paul Coleman o ciating. Interment followed at Forest Meadows-East Cemetery in Gainesville. In lieu of owers the family requests donations be made to the Mission Fund at First Baptist Church of, Arche, P.O. Box 248, Archer, FL 32618 or the Childrens Shriners Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida Serving God & Loving People Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Discipleship Hour 5:00 pm Evening Worship 6:30 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:Church Supper 5:30pm RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Troy A. Turner 451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282 of Bronson First United Methodist Church of Chiefland Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions ObituariesGrave Matters and the Hope Beyond Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming I cried until I had no tears left to give. I had ed to a lonely place, my guts twisted, and hardened within me like the knot on an old oak tree. For hours I breathed only in sobs, drowning in my new found hopelessness, and overcome by my shattered innocence. I was only twelve, and I had just lost my very best friend in a car accident. Derek was my rst cousin, born exactly one month before me. I had never imagined life without him. at one of us could die had never crossed my mind. I had not yet been battle hardened by life, and I was surely ill equipped to handle its nality. ankfully, my Mimi gently explained to me that he was in heaven now. ose words brought such comfort; almost as if a dark curtain were rent allowing healing light to stream into my broken heart. Wearily I picked myself up. I had to share this news with Dereks mother. I thought of this the other day when someone mentioned that Brother Paul Baggett would soon be holding a revival in the area. I grinned like an old possum at the mention of his name. Now theres a fellow who understands a thing or two with regards to matters of life and death. I reckon hes preached a thousand funerals. I attended one a while back. Knowing his reputation as a loud and colorful evangelist, I did not know what to expect. However, my reservations quickly dissolved as he very humbly began his eulogy, displaying great reverence for God and respect for the grieving loved ones. He proceeded to honor my late friend for the wonderful Christian life he had lived and noted the e ect that it had made on others. He told rst hand stories that caused many heads to nod along. en Brother Baggett began to quote the Scriptures. I recall Revelations 21:4. (And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.) He also quoted others about Heaven, and the wonderful rewards awaiting those who have trusted Gods saving grace through faith in Jesus. Soon these powerful truths were illuminating the room. I beheld a wonderful transformation in the people. It was a very familiar one. For it was the same one I had experienced with Mimi so long ago. As he continued the atmosphere became so charged that the preach in Brother Baggett could no longer be suppressed. He began to march back and forth upon the altar rallying the believers to do what they were called to do, believe! His big ole smile took hold. He painted wonderfully upon the canvas of our hearts with the Words of the Master, and a beautiful picture of Jesus triumph over death burst forth. I felt as though I should be the rst to stand and shout, but somebody beat me to it! I dont know if Ive ever had more Church than I did that day. How could there be such great joy in the midst of such loss? Simple, the focus had turned to the big picture, the total victory of the cross. A plea was made for those living apart from Jesus to give their life to Him. Who was I to argue? Funerals practically force us to deal with the fact that we too will one day have to stand before God. Check the records, theres a 100% mortality rate right here in America! But anyway, Brother Baggett did a ne job in my estimation. Im sure my friend would have approved. It was a true celebration of his graduation. Baggett said that if he died before his wife, and she got some lame ole preacher to do his burial, that he would kick that casket lid open and preach his own funeral! I partly believe him. It was a bold statement, but after hearing Gods Word on the matter, we were all feeling a little bold that day. Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she firstname.lastname@example.org. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand Church CalendarFish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Aug. 10 e Fish Dinner fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Aug. 10, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. Aug. 15, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A. 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. Bronson UMC Contemporary Worship Service on 1st SundaysEvening Contemporary Worship Service at the Bronson United Methodist Church will be held on the rst Sunday of each month at 6:00 PM. All are invited to come and worship. e next service will be held on Sunday, August 5th and we welcome everyone with open hearts, open minds and open doors. e church is located at 235 S Court St, Bronson. We look forward to sharing Gods love with you. ere will be a time of fellowship following the service. For more information, please call 352/486-2281 or 352/486-4094. Free Movie Night in Bronson Aug. 11 e Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to a free movie including popcorn and soft drinks on Sat., Aug. 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall. is months feature is Mr. Poppers Penguins, a live action family comedy starring Jim Carrey. e church is located at 235 S Court Street, Bronson. All are welcome and we hope to see you there! If you need further information, please call 352/486-2281 or 352/486-4094. continued on page 5B Larry Ford in Concert Aug. 12Larry Ford, Grammy award winning Gospel artist, will present a live concert at Family Bible Chapel in Chie and on August 12. Larrys ministry has taken him to 49 states and over 30 foreign countries to share Gods love in music. His current traveling schedule includes over 100 concerts a year. During his career, he sang tenor with the Dixie Echoes and the James Blackwood Quartet and his incomparable tenor voice has been a featured favorite on many Bill Gaither recordings. Larry has been a professional pilot, a pastor---and all of his life, a worshiper. Often when people hear him sing for the rst time, they are overwhelmed by the power of his voice. ose who know him best know it is not only powerful, but an anointed gift for which he gives God all the glory. Family Bible Chapel, 12 North Main Street in Chie and, FL extends a cordial invitation to all family and friends in the surrounding area to attend this very special inspirational event on Sunday, August 12. e service begins at 10:30 a.m. ere is no admission fee; however, a love o ering will be received for Larry Ford Ministries. Additional parking is located behind the church near the rear entrance. For more information, please call Pastor Don at 352/215-3065.
The Levy County Journal 5BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Obituaries continued from page 4B Community Calendar continued from page 3B 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.Williston Womans Club Polynesian Extravaganza Sept. 8Hey folks, have you ever wanted to experience a foreign land, its food and culture, well here is your chance. e Williston Womans Club will be holding a Polynesian Extravaganza at the clubhouse, a fundraising event for our International Outreach Program on Sat. Sept. 8, 2012. Come escape with us starting at 6:00 p.m. for a night of entertainment provided by the Filipino Cultural Association of Gainesville which will include dancing, singing and a show you wont want to miss. e evening will begin with delicious appetizers, followed by an authentic Polynesian-inspired bu et dinner and dessert. A live auction will precede the nights entertainment which will transport us internationally (no passport necessary) without ever having to leave our seats. Door prizes will be ra ed o at the conclusion of this evening which ends at 8:30 p.m. Come join us for lots of fun, where the proceeds will provide for a good cause. Tickets are on sale now: $17.50 for an individual or $30.00 for two. To purchase tickets or further information contact: Brigitte Farley: (352) 528-9689 or Susan Drawdy: (528) 495-3619Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeWilliston.JACKIE YVONNE HOOPERJackie Yvonne Hooper of Old Town passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Shands of UF at the age of 64. Mrs. Hooper was a homemaker and a mother. She enjoyed attending church at Old Town Church of God where she was a member. Mrs. Hooper was preceded in death by her husband William Bill Hooper; granddaughter, Shannon Marie Cordery and great-grandson, Tilden Wayne Cordery. She is survived by daughters, Janet (David) Osteen of Old Town and Toleda (James) Allen of Old Town; grandchildren: William Jackson Hooper, Dennis Wayne Cordery, and Heather Osteen, all of Old Town, Bobbie (Doc) Rand of Enterprise, Alabama, David (Kayla) Osteen of Albany, Georgia, Wayne Allen, Daniel Allen and Jacob Osteen, all of Old Town; greagrandchildren: Rosemary Cordery, Chelsea Cordery, Bobby Cordery, Carson Cordery, Brennan Cordery, Callie Adams, John David Adams, Bradden Osteen, Preston Rand and Tucker Osteen. A visitation was held ursday evening, August 2, 2012 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Dewayne Bowdoin and Rev. Dwayne Kight o ciating. Interment followed at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.REV. CHARLES H. BLANKENSHIPApril 14, 1929 August 1, 2012 Reverend Charles H. Blankenship, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center at the age of 83. Mr. Blankenship was born on April 14, 1929 in Clear Fork, West Virginia to Charles H. Blankenship, Sr., and Alice Tribune Blankenship. He moved to Trenton 15 years ago from Green Cove Springs, Florida. He was a member of Chie and Assembly of God. He retired as a contractor in the construction industry. Rev. Blankenship is survived by his wife, Elizabeth King Blankenship of Trenton; a daughter and son-in-law, Twyla and Cli Williams of Jacksonville, a son, Daryle Blankenship of Titusville; a sister, Edna Jean Blankenship of Baldwin, Florida; a brother, Jim Blankenship of Nelson, Georgia; nine grandchildren and nine greagrandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Langford o ciating. Visitation was held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home. Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson Funeral Home, (352) 463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www. watsonfhtrenton.comBILLY WILLIAMS JR.February 29, 1952 August 1, 2012 Billy Williams Jr. of Williston, Florida passed away on August 1, 2012 at the age of 60. He was born on February 29, 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Billy Sr. and Irene Williams. He served in the United State Marines. He worked as a truck driver most of his life. He was of the Catholic faith. He moved to Williston 12 years ago from Tampa. He was a member of the V.F.W., AMVETS and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing pool, cards, going to clubs, shing, hunting, being outdoors and tinkering with engines and old cars. Mr. Williams is survived by his companion of 20 years Hilda Cora; daughter Michelle Fisher of NJ; one grandson; and a host of friends who will cherish his memory. e family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeWilliston.SANDRA ANN SANDERSSandra Ann Sanders of Old Town passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Shands of UF. She was 67. Mrs. Sanders moved to Old Town, from Gainesville 17 years ago. She worked for the Alachua County Sherri s o ce as a scal supervisor for 17 years and before that she was employed by the State of Florida for 31 years serving with the University of Florida, Animal Science division and WUFT Channel 5. She was a Baptist and attended Rock Sink Baptist Church. Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 17 years, John Sanders of Old Town; son, Clifton Lewis Boals of Windsor, Florida; daughter, Suzzette (Kenneth) Rodgers of Archer; stepson, John Douglas (Marie) Sanders of Lenoir, North Carolina; step daughters, Deborah Lynn (Patrick) Holli eld of Spruce Pines, North Carolina and Carrie Danielle (Frederick) Jones of Sebastian and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Rock Sink Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Cranford o ciating. Interment followed at Rock Sink Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.MARY ANN DELAINONovember 11, 1917 August 3, 2012 Mary Ann Delaino, beloved citizen of Cedar Key, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the age of 94. As a mother, teacher and friend, she touched the lives of all who knew her. She was born in Madison, Florida on November 11, 1917. She graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1937. She later received her Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Florida. Mary Ann taught one year in Lee. She moved to Cedar Key in 1938, where she taught English for 30 years and then worked in the Cedar Key School Library and libraries in several other Schools in Levy County. In 1988 the Cedar Key School Library was named in her honor. Mary Ann married Bill Delaino, a commercial sherman, in 1939. She was very active in the Cedar Key United Methodist Church as pianist, Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Womens Society. She was a founding member of the Cedar Key Womans Club, Historical Society and the Garden Club. Mary Ann loved traveling, cooking wonderful meals and visiting with friends and family in her home. Mrs. Delaino was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Delaino Sr.; her mother Lyde Moore Owens and father L. E. Moore; sisters, Hazel Moore Walden and Frances Owens Scruggs; brothers, Eliot Moore and Jim Owens. She is survived by her two sons, Bill ( Peggy) Delaino, Jr. and Tom (Frances Carroll ) Delaino; her brother, Tom ( Shirley ) Owens; six grandchildren: Gina ( Randy ) Stamp, Tommy ( Lacy ) Delaino, Russell ( Bonnie ) Delaino, Bill Delaino, E.J. Delaino, Lee Ann ( Lisa ) Delaino-Burke; seven greatgrandchildren: Stefany, Russ, Cole, Will, Grant, T.J. Lane; and a wonderful extended family of in-laws and nieces and nephews. Services were held on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Key followed by interment at the Cedar Key Cemetery. A reception followed the service at the Cedar Key Community Center. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Cedar Key Methodist Church, PO Box 338, Cedar Key, Florida 32625. Online condolences can be made at our website www.hiersbaxley.comPAUL ISHMEAL FULLER SR.January 16, 1934 August 6, 2012 Paul Ishmeal Fuller, Sr. passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012 at North Florida Regional Medical Center at the age of 78. Paul was born on January 16, 1934 in Winchester, Kentucky to Jessie Gri n Fuller and Cora Harris Fuller. He moved to Trenton in 1985 from Mt. Olivet, Kentucky. He retired from the Gilchrist County Road Department as a mechanic. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Fuller is survived by his wife, Mary Chancey Fuller of Trenton; seven daughters: Darlene, Peggy and Regina all of Kentucky, Connie Holland and Cindy Earlywine, both of Kentucky, Paula Rollison and Tracey Vanlandingham, both of Trenton; two sons, Paul I. Fuller, Jr., of Kentucky and Richard Lee Fuller of Trenton; a sister, Louise Caywood of Kentucky; a brother, Bob Fuller of Kentucky; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www. watsonfhtrenton.comOPAL BOLDENOpal Bolden, of Old Town, passed away on August 6, 2012 at her home in Old Town at the age of 84. Mrs. Bolden worked for Carter Carburetors for 25 years building carburetors. She enjoyed quilting and was an avid reader. She was a member of the Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town, Florida. Mrs. Bolden was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years who just passed away on June 30, 2012. She is survived by her two sons, Jacob Larry Bolden of Old Town and James (Serena) Bolden of Pevely, Missouri; a daughter, Pat (Rick) Stevenson of Old Town; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, August 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Bobby Lindsey o ciating. Visitation will be ursday 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of owers, family would like expressions of sympathy to be sent to Suwannee River Baptist Church of Old Town. Online condolences can be made at our website, www.hiersbaxley.com Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-1301 N. Young Blvd. Chie and, Florida (352) 4930050. continued from page 7B
The Levy County Journal6BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 OUTTA THE WOODSTake Hunter Safety and Get Ready for Opening Day! By Tony YoungFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission With the dog days of summer upon us, its hard to think about hunting. However, if youre between the ages of 16 and 37, and havent yet taken the states hunter safety class, now is the perfect time to be thinking about it. Many of these classes, o ered statewide, ll up fast during hunting season while people scramble to get certi ed. Summer months o er smaller class sizes and o er a better opportunity for students to attend, because they often have more free time then. People 16 years old or older and born after May 31, 1975, must complete the FWCs hunter safety requirement before they can buy a Florida hunting license. ere is an exception though. A law passed a few years ago by the Florida Legislature enables individuals who fall into that category to hunt without having to complete the states hunter safety certi cation. Its called the Hunter Safety Deferral, and it allows people the opportunity to purchase a license to hunt while under the supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 21 years old and meets the hunter safety requirement. Its designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters safety, ethics, wildlife and hunting skills and respect for the great outdoors. Its a great incentive for getting more people to try hunting and, I hope, for the experienced hunters among us to hook some new folks on the sport we love. However, to hunt by yourself unsupervised, you still have to take and pass a hunter safety class and purchase a regular hunting license. If youre a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult supervision. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional o ce. Also, there are two versions for your convenience. eres the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a four-hour eld day. You can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, youll still have to sign up for the skills day part. e traditional course is o ered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and o ered after normal working hours. On the weekend, youll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. e remainder of Sunday youll move over to the shooting range to complete your certi cation. e rst thing youll learn about in the traditional class is Floridas many hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement o cer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. Youll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of rearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. Youll discover the di erences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, youll nd out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer rst aid in the eld. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, youll be given a standardized test of true-false and multiple-choice questions. All you need is to score an 80 percent or better, and then you get to move outside to the shooting range for the eld day portion. is part takes about four hours. During that time, youll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target-practice with a .22 ri e. Youll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where youll have the chance to shoot one if youd like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the eld day, youll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CD-ROM, youll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment the skills day. Skill days take about four hours to complete. Youll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle rearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. en youll get to shoot on the range and take the same standardized test. Register today to take a hunter safety class cause the 2012-2013 hunting season is just around the corner!By Daris HowardMy children and I had been busy picking raspberries, enduring the heat of the sun. We nally felt we had enough to ll all of the orders so, sweaty and thirsty, we retreated to the cool of the house. We lled the ats and found out that we did have enough with very little to spare. We happily sat down for a well-deserved break. at was when the phone rang. When I answered it, I heard a ladys voice on the other end. Is this the place that sells raspberries? I told her it was, so she continued. How much do you charge for a at of raspberries? We charge $24. Our ats consist of 12 very full pints, not half pints. at sounds good, the lady said. However, I only buy the best quality, freshest raspberries. I told her we picked them just before people bought them so they would be nice and fresh. I told her it would take about an hour to ll a at for her. She said she wanted one and would be out, so I headed back out into the sun to pick, letting my children take a break. I had barely come in with the raspberries when the lady showed up. My children helped me quickly put them into a at, and even heaped them up. e berries were beautiful. But when the lady looked at them, she started to complain. I saw a stem in those when you poured them. Well, yes, I answered, there might be a few stems, but there shouldnt be too many. I dont want any with stems in them. I told her we could sort through them and try to take out the one or two stems, but I was afraid that would mash them. It would be easier and better for them if you just did it as you wash them, I said. Im afraid these berries dont meet my high standards, the lady hu ed. I knew better than to come to some little berry farm to buy raspberries. I have almost always purchased them at a commercial garden stand, and I guess Ive learned my lesson. With that she turned and left. As soon as she was gone, I turned to my wife. Is there someone else that we can sell these to, or should we just use them ourselves? eyll be too ripe by tomorrow. As we were discussing it, the phone rang. It was the owner of a local, small, commercial produce stand. Would you guys happen to have a at of raspberries I could buy right now? Im out of the ones you sold me yesterday, and I have a customer here. I told him we had just picked an extra at, and I would bring it right over. We sold them to him for only $18, so we preferred to sell them on our own. But it was better than nothing, and we already had more than we could use for ourselves. When I arrived at his stand, I pulled around back. He took the berries from me, and carried them out to the front to sell them. I could hear him tell the person that it would be $36. I sighed, wishing I was making that much. I visited with an employee for a moment, and then headed back to my car. at was when I ran into the lady that had come to our house, and she was carrying the very at of raspberries I had just brought. She held them up. Now, this is the kind of raspberries I am willing to buy, she said smugly. I suppose, then, I said, it is good that I brought them over here for you. She looked at me, stunned. ese are yours? Well, they were, I answered. But when you didnt buy them, I brought them over here so the owner of this produce stand could sell them to you. Capitalism is a strange thing. Maybe if I had charged her the $36 she would have felt they were better berries and bought them from me. 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 EDUCATEDDEDICATEDBuying Better Raspberries By Kay LouderSocial Security District Manager, Gainesville, Florida Question: How can I get a copy of my Social Security Statement? Answer: If you are age 18 or older, you may get your Social Security Statement conveniently online at any time after creating an account at www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement. e Statement provides estimates for retirement, disability and survivors bene ts, as well as a way to determine whether your earnings are accurately posted to your Social Security record. Social Security sends paper Social Security Statements in the mail only to people age 60 and older and, beginning July 2012, to workers the year they turn 25. If this applies to you, you should receive your Statement about two to three months before your birthday. Also, you can get an instant, personalized estimate of your future retirement bene t using our online Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/ estimator. Question: My neighbor, who is retired, told me that the income he receives from his part-time job at the local nursery gives him an increase in his Social Security bene ts. Is that right? Answer: Retirees who return to work after they start receiving bene ts may be able to receive a higher bene t based on those earnings. is is because Social Security automatically recomputes the retirement bene t after crediting the additional earnings to the individuals earnings record. Learn more by reading the publication, How Work A ects Your Bene ts, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10069.html. Question: I plan to retire soon. When are Social Security bene ts paid? Answer: Social Security bene ts are paid each month. Generally, new retirees receive their bene ts on either the second, third, or fourth Wednesday of each month, depending on the day in the month the retiree was born. If you receive bene ts as a spouse, your bene t payment date will be determined by your spouses birth date. Heres a chart showing how your monthly payment date is determined: Day of the Month You Were Born 1st-10th 11th-20th 21st-31st Social Security Bene ts Paid On Second Wednesday ird Wednesday Fourth Wednesday For a calendar showing actual payment dates for 2012, see the Schedule of Social Security Bene t Payments at www. socialsecurity.gov/pubs/calendar.htm. Social Security and Women August 26 is known as Womens Equality Day. On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories are treated exactly the same. However, there are things women in particular should know about Social Security. Although treated equally by Social Security, there are trends and di erences in lifestyle that can a ect bene ts. For example, women tend to care for many people: spouses, children, and parents. Taking time away from the workplace to care for a newborn child or aging parent can have an impact on your future Social Security bene ts. Also, despite signi cant strides through the years, women are more likely to earn less over a lifetime than men. Women are less often covered by private retirement plans, and they are more dependent on Social Security in their retirement years. And, women tend to live about ve years longer than men, which means more years depending on Social Security and other retirement income or savings. If a woman is married to a man who earns signi cantly more than she does, it is likely she will qualify for a larger bene t amount on his record than on her own. Want to learn more? Visit our Womens page at www. socialsecurity.gov/women. Follow the link on that page to our publication, What Every Woman Should Know. You can read it online, print a copy, or listen to it on audio. We provide alternate media as well to reach as many women as possible and to provide the information the way youd like to receive it. Learning about your future Social Security bene ts and how men and women are treated just the same in the eyes of Social Security: what better way to celebrate Womens Equality Day?Social Security Questions and Answers
The Levy County Journal 7BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 On August 2, 2012 the Levy County Drug Task Force Deputies in cooperation with the Williston Police Dept. and the Chie and Police Dept. made the streets of Levy County much safer. O cers and Deputies arrested 18 individuals on an assortment of 80 drug charges stemming from a lengthy investigation. Operation Clean Sweep began in the early morning hours and within a short period of time, all the subjects were in custody. e residents of Levy County and the City of Williston can breathe a sigh of relief. Drug crimes impact everyone. ere is an undeniable link between drug sales, use and abuse to every type of crime the Law Enforcement community as a whole has to investigate. From rape and murder to burglaries and robberies; narcotics always seem to have some role in the poor decisions some people make. ese arrests are the culmination of the hard work and endless hours Levy County Law Enforcement spend on OUR WAR on drugs. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, Criminal Investigations Unit, Levy County Sheri s O ceOperation Clean Sweep Cleans the Streets of Drug Dealers Amster Leon Brown, 26, of Williston. Griagal Connel Barr, 35, of Williston. Craig Alfonza Brown, 39, of Williston. Darryl Sherod James, 50, of Williston. Decoda Kadarrell King, 25, of Williston. Dwan Jermaine Monroe, 20, of Williston. Eddie Daniell Graham, 29, of Williston. Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 27, of Bronson. Kelvin Shantel Hill, 30.Kebris Docktaurus Jelks, 34, of Gainesville. Mario Kentrell Monroe, 31, of Williston. Marshall Mick Myrick, 23. Norman Bernard James, 28, of Williston. Robert Lee Gaines, 26, of Williston. Robert Earl Patterson, 38.Roosevelt T Frazier, 27, of Williston. Stepheon Deon Rives, 25, of Williston. Tommie Durrell Neal, 27, of Bronson. Williston City Council Meeting Aug. 21 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. 21 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.comSelf Defense Class in Williston 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 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. CHIEFLAND2nd 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.Chie and City Commission Meeting on Aug. 13 e Chie and City Commission meets at City Hall on Mondays with the next meeting being Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at City Hall with a Budget Workshop immediately following the Regular Meeting. ere will also be a Planning Board/BACE meeting on urs. Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. e next regular commission meeting is scheduled for Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Small Business Development Series at CF Levy Center e College of Central Florida Levy Center will o er a Small Business Development Series beginning in September for potential, new and experienced business owners. Classes will be held at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chie and, and include Business Fundability, QuickBooks Comprehensive, Simple Steps to Growing Your Business, Social Media Basics for Business, What Business Should I Start, and more. Some meet one time, others over several weeks. Fees vary and a few are free. For a full listing of courses, details and registration, visit the Levy Center, call 352-493-9533, or click on Levy Center at CFItraining.cf.edu.Greater Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce Industry Appreciation Banquet Sept 11. e Greater Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce proudly invites Chamber members and guests to the annual Industry Appreciation Banquet on September 11 for an evening of door prizes, networking, dinner and plenty of fun as we honor the 2012 Business of the Year. Since this years banquet falls on 9/11 we will also honor our national character and perseverance with a God Bless America theme. is event will be held at the Tommy Usher Center, located at 506 SW 4th Ave in Chie and. e program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please feel free to come early to check in with friends, and check out our fundraisers: silent auctions, not your Grandmas Bingo game, and open auction of both a Gator Basket & a Seminole Basket to raise funds for support of the upcoming 2013 Chie and Centennial celebration. e public is invited to join in this celebration; the admission is $25.00 per person pre-paid and $30.00 if paid at the door, reservations are required. Early booking is suggested since seating is limited. For more information please contact the Chamber o ce at 352/493-1849, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you all there.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.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 Potluck Sat. Aug. 11, Dinner Meeting Aug. 16American Legion Post 91 is having an Open House potluck lunch 10:00 12:00 pm, Sat., Aug. 11. is free event will be held at the American Legion Post halfway between Bell and Trenton across from the Field of Dreams. All veterans and their families in the community are invited to come out and fellowship with other veterans and eat some good food. e American Legion will be furnishing hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, and drinks. Please bring one of your favorite side dishes to the event if you wish. ank you to all those who come out to our Post every Tuesday night for BINGO NIGHT!! Our Bingo Hall is smoke free and no alcohol is served, so we always have good clean fun. Remember, our BINGO night is every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM. We are still looking for recently separated veterans who have a strong desire to give back to their community by promoting Americanism, Veteran Advocacy, and, Pride of Ownership in our community. Our next monthly membership meeting is urs. Aug. 16. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. As always our post meetings are open to the public and we o er a full dinner for a $5.00 donation. American Legion Post 91 is a non-pro t, nationally accredited Veteran Organization. To learn more about the American Legion and how to get involved with the local, state, and national veteran community visit us at our Jamerson-She eld Post 91 o of Hwy 129 between the town and Trenton and Bell. For God and Country, Mark Hilliard, AdjutantCommunity Calendar continued from page 5B
The Levy County Journal8BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA001145 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DENISE M. VONDERSTRASSE et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated July 20, 2012 and entered in Case No. 382011-CA-001145 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Flor ida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DENISE M. VONDERSTRASSE; MICHAEL D. VONDERSTRASSE; 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 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 23, GILMORE ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 56 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLOR IDA. A/K/A 3451 SE 186TH AVENUE, MORRISTON, FL 32668 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 24, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips, Human Resources Man ager, Alachua County Fam ily/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-3376237; Fax: 352-374-5238. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 201 1-CA001214 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE FOR CIT HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2002-1, Plaintiff, vs. JACK T. RUSSELL JR., ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-001214, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE FOR CIT HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2002-1 (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and JACK T. RUSSELL JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JACK T. RUSSELL JR. N/K/A MELISSA RUSSELL; UNIVERSITY OAKS HOMEOWNERS ASSO CIATION, INC.; PERKINS STATE BANK, are defen dants.I will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash in the MAIN LOBBY of the Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, at 11:00 a.m., on the 19th day of November, 2012, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 46, UNIVERSITY OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS FILED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 15, OF THE PUB LIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT OF WAYS. 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 entitled, 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 de vice to participate in a pro ceeding, please contact iCourt Interpreting at inter firstname.lastname@example.org Dated this 24th day of July, 2012. (SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk 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. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2009 CA 000993 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff(s), vs. JACK RAYMOND; 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 April 23, 2010 in Civil Case No. 382009 CA 000993, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein, HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III is the Plaintiff, and, JACK RAYMOND; SANDRA RAYMOND; AND UN KNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defen dants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash beginning at 11:00 AM in the Main Lobby of the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street Bronson, FL 32621 on September 10, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: TRACT NO. 63, ROLLING ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SEC TION 27, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LESS AND EX CEPT THE EAST 25 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED ABOVE 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 25, 2012. Danny J. Shipp CLERK OF THE COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012.\ -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA000152 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH A. NEWTON A/K/A ELIZABETH SWINDLE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA000152 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Elizabeth A. Newton a/k/a Elizabeth Swindle, is the defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/or the BOCC Meeting Room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 19, BLOCK 1, TISHOMINGO PLANTATION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 2005 HOMES OF MERIT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS FLHML2B155728659A AND FLHML2B155728659B AND TITLE NUMBERS 0092303051 AND 0092303000. A/K/A 14191 NW 72ND TERRACE, TRENTON, FL 32693-7374 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Levy County, Florida this 24th day of July, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA001111 Division No. Section. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-17 Plaintiff(s), vs. ROBERT BAYLOR; et. al., Defendant(s) / NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Fore closure dated July 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA-00 1111 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-17 is the Plaintiff and ROBERT BAYLOR and GLORIA BAYLOR are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash are held in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Order of Final Judg ment, to wit: THE WEST HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: THAT PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 24 TOWNSHIP II SOUTH. RANGE 13 EAST, LEVY COUNTY. FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 24 FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MIN UTES 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 900.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DE GREES 51 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST A DIS TANCE OF 823.61 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGIN NING; FROM THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 270.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 420.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DE GREES 51 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST, A DIS TANCE 0E270.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 20 MIN UTES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 420 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 11231 NW 128TH PL. CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTI TLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at LEVY County, Florida this 24th day of July, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk LEVY County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceed ing shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceed ing, contact the Administra tive Office of the Court, LEVY County, 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, BRONSON, FL 32621. County Phone: 352486-5266 EXT 238. TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800955-8770 via Florida Relay Ser vice. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA000686 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, F.S.B F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT HELMICH, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Or der Rescheduling Foreclo sure Sale dated July 24, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010CA-000686 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., successor in interest to Wachovia Mortgage, F.S.B. f/k/a World Savings Bank, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and Scott Helmich, are de fendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the BOCC Meeting Room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5, GRIFFIS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 210 NE 3RD ST, WILLISTON FL 326962222 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Levy County, Florida this 25th day of July, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000275 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH E. KONUCH a/k/a JOSEPH ELLIOTT KONUCH and THERESA E. KONUCH a/k/a THERESA ELIZABETH KONUCH, husband and wife; and TOWN OF YANKEETOWN, a municipality in the STATE OF FLORIDA, 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 Judgment In Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, will sell at public sale the following described property situate in LEVY County, Florida, to wit: LOTS 1, 2, 3, BLOCK 17, A. F. KNOTTS LAND COMPANYS FIRST SUBDIVISION, YANKEETOWN, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, page 6, public records of Levy County, Florida. Said sale shall be made to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause and will be held at the front door of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson, Florida, on the 22nd day of October, 2012, commencing at the hour of 11:00 A.M. All interested parties shall be governed accordingly by this Notice. DATED this 24th day of July, 2012. DANNY SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA001163 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES SCOTT A/K/A CHARLES S. SCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES SCOTT A/K/A CHARLES S. SCOTT; WEAWDAO SCOTT A/K/A WEAWDAO C. SCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WEAWDAO SCOTT A/K/A WEAWDAO C. SCOTT; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Levy County, Florida, described as: Parcel 1 COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of the East 1/2 of West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 11 South, Range 14 East; thence run North to a point in the North right way line of State Road 8-320; thence continue North 420 feet; thence East 230 feet to establish a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence con tinue East 210 feet; thence North 416 feet; thence, West 210 feet; thence South 416 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, being in the East 1/2 of Southwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 11 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida. Parcel 2 COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of the East 1/2 of West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 11 South, Range 14 East; thence run North to a point in the North right of way line of State Road S-320; thence continue North 420 feet; thence East 440 feet LEGAL NOTICES
The Levy County Journal 9BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue East 220 feet, more or less, to a point in the East line of the East 1/2 of Southwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of said Section 27; thence run North along the forty line, 416 feet; thence run West 220 feet, more or less, to the Northeast corner of tract described in O.R. Book 73, Page 386; thence South 416 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN NING, being in the East 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 11 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida. Together with an easement for the purpose of ingress and egress over and across a 20 foot strip of land described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of the East 1/2 of West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of Section 27, Township 11 South, Range 14 East; thence East 210 feet; thence North to a point on the North right of way line of State Road S-320 to establish the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 836 feet; thence East 20 feet; thence South 836 feet; thence West 20 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 11651 NW 73rd Ct Chiefland, FL 32626 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, At the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson, FL at 11:00 a.m., on September 10, 2012. DATED THIS 24th DAY OF July, 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of July, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter email@example.com Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2010-CA001003 MULTIBANK 2010-1 SFR VENTURE, LLC., Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS F. BARRERA, et ux et al., Defendant(s)., NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der of Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on July 20, 2012, in this case now pending in said Court the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Levy County Court house, in the lobby of LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, DRAWER 630, BRONSON, FL 32621 at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of September, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 5, HAMPTON FARMS, TRACTS 7 THROUGH 10, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGES 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a: 6471 NE 150TH AVE., 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at Levy County, Florida, this 24th day of JULY, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk Circuit Court Levy, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA001115 CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE_AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY D. NORDSTROM a/k/a JEFFREY DEAN NORDSTROM and BRENDA K. NORDSTROM a/k/a BRENDA KAY NORDSTROM, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on July 20, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on September 24, 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 property: Lots 13 and 14, Block A, Libby Heights Mobile Home Community, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 6, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Together with that certain 2002 Fleetwood Doublewide Mobile Home Model # 0764T, Serial # GAFL275A74083CD21 and GAFL275B74083CD21. Property Address: 609 Marshburn Dr., Bronson, FL 32621. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: July 24 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP, CLERK LEVY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR LEVY COUNTY IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NUMBER: 38-2012CP-000103 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM A. CHERICO Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITOR The administration of the estate of WILLIAM A. CHERICO, deceased, File number: 38-2012CP0000103 is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson FL 32621, and that the names and address of the personal representative and personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the per sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their ob jections with this Court WITHIN LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court. WITHIN LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav ing claims or demands against the decedents es tate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION Of THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE is August 2, 2012. Personal Representative: LINDA M. CYCAN Attorney for Personal Representative: SMITH LAW FIRM, LLC /s/ B. LARRY SMITH, ESQUIRE FBN 152687 B. SHANNON SMITH, ESQUIRE FBN: 22028 Counsel for Personal Representative 322 East Park Avenue Chiefland FL 32626 352-490-5353 Fax 352-490-5337 Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 38-2012-CP000109 IN RE: ESTATE OF JUNIOR GRIZZLE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JUNIOR GRIZZLE, Deceased, whose date of death was April 17, 2012; File Number 38-2012-CP000109, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad dress of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representatives attor ney are set forth below, All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and otter persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: August 2, 2012. /s/ Julie Grizzle Personal Representative P. O. Box 1031 Bronson, FL 32621 /s/ Gregory V. Beauchamp GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P. O. Box 1129 Chie and, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458. Pub.: Aug. 2, 9, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000387 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL P. CONGER A/K/A MICHAEL CONGER, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Unknown Spouse of Paul A. DeWolf last known residence: 12351 SE 70th Street Morriston, FL 32668 and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: LOT 10, BLOCK J, FOX GROVE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGES 70 THROUGH 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. MOBILE HOME VIN #: PH 0912045AFL AND PH 0912045BFL has been filed against you and your are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, plaintiffs attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, within 30 days of the first date of pub lication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before September 5, 2012 on plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on August 1, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: August 9, 16, 2012. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000388 SEC.: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. MELISSA PREVATT, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: GERALD RIDGEWAY, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 7030 NORTHWEST 27TH PLACE CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in LEVY County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 305.00 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE CENTER OF STATE ROAD 345 AND RUN WEST 330.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 330.00 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 330.00 FEET TO THE CENTER OF STATE ROAD 345; THENCE RUN NORTH 330.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHTOF-WAY. TOGETHER WITH A CERTAIN 2008 DESTINY MANUFACTURED HOME SERIAL NUMBER DISH03257GAA/B. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7030 NORTHWEST 27TH PLACE, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before September 5, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on the 31st day of July, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing, should contact ADA Coordinator not later than 1(one) day prior to the proceeding at Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. (Levy), 901 NW 8th Avenue, Suite D-5, Gainesville, FL 32601 352-372-0519 and for the hearing and voice impaired 800-955-8770. Pub.: Aug. 9, 16, 2012. --------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Dona Potter d/b/a Bronson Self Storage, pursuant to the provisions of the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Fla. Stat.83.801 et. sec.) hereby gives notice of sale under said act to wit: On September 1, 2012 at Bronson Self Storage, 500 Commerce Street, Bronson, FL 32621 Dona Potter or her agent will conduct an open auction sale at 9:00 a.m. by (auction, sealed bid or yard sale) to the highest bidder. Bids to begin at 9:00 a.m. when auctioning will start for contents of the bay or bays, rented by the following person/persons: Nancy Welker PO Box 1162 Summerfield, FL 34492 Joe Garcia PO Box 1103 Bronson, FL 32621 Anna Parmentier PO Box 648 Bronson, FL 32621 Robert Worobech II POBox 10859 Daytona Bch, FL 32621 Angela Trent 7460 NE 106 Ter Bronson, FL 32621 Daisey Stroupe 10151 NE 76 St Bronson, FL 32621 Jasmyn Tuttle 10550 NE 76 St Bronson, FL 32621 Consists of household, personal items, miscellaneous merchandise, stored at Bronson Self Storage, 500 Commerce Street, Bronson, FL 32621. Sale is being held to satisfy a statutory lien. Low bids may not be accepted. 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The Levy County Journal10BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Joyner. School Board of Levy County Bronson, Florida July 3, 2012 9:00 a.m. Regular Session e School Board of Levy County met in Regular Session this 3rd day of July, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Paige Brookins, Cameron Asbell, Beth Davis, Robert Philpot, Rick Turner and Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster present.Selection of Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Member / Alternate and Community Business Person for 2012/2013:Superintendent Hastings informed the Board it was time to select a new Value Adjustment Board Member Alternate and Community Business Person to serve for the new scal year. After discussion, Robert Philpot nominated Paige Brookins to serve as the School Board Member on the VAB, Cameron Asbell called for nominations to cease, nomination was approved. Cameron Asbell then nominated Robert Philpot to serve as Alternate, Rick Turner called for nominations to cease, nomination was approved. Paige Brookins said she had not contacted Brandi Horne about serving another year as the Community Business Person on the VAB, but would do so. After discussion, the Board wanted to go ahead and nominate Ms. Horne so it would be o cial. If she declines to serve, the Board would then proceed with nominating another person. Beth Davis then nominated Brandi Horne as the Community Business Person to serve on the VAB, Rick Turner called for nominations to cease, nomination was approved. Minutes: Beth Davis moved with second by Robert Philpot to approve the Minutes of the June 19, 2012 Board meeting as submitted with the Board Agenda. Motion carried. Consent Agenda: After discussion, Rick Turner moved with second by Robert Philpot, to approve the following items on the consent agenda with changes as recommended by the Superintendent. Motion carried.1. GENERAL ITEMS:a) Employee Status Changes: 1. Penny Bell, BES ESE Teacher Aide, internal transfer to Health Aide, e ective August 16, 2012, replacing Jane Eaton. 2. Mike Arroyo, WHS Guidance Counselor, internal transfer to Teacher, Social Studies, e ective August 13, 2012, replacing Robert Ebert. 3. Debbie Diane Williams, District Bus Driver, transfer to CES Custodian 8.0 hour position, e ective July 24, 2012, replacing Robert Williams. 4. Kristin Pomeroy, BES Teacher, transfer to CES Teacher, e ective August 13, 2012, replacing Lisa Statton. 5. Frances A. Hardee, CES Teacher, resignation, e ective June 11, 2012. 6. Kevin Hodgkins, CKS Teacher, resignation, e ective June 22, 2012. 7. Luz Lebron, BES Food Service Worker, resignation, e ective June 9, 2012. 8. Matthew McLelland, resignation, e ective July 6, 2012. 9. Charlene Warren, BES Food Service Worker, increase hours worked from 5.0 hours per day to 6.5 hours per day, e ective August 16, 2012, from Luz Rivera position. 10. Marie Wilber, WHS Teacher, resignation, e ective July 1, 2012.b) Professional Leave Requests:1. Food Service Workers, June 22 and 23, 2012, School Nutrition Association Leadership Training, Tampa, paid by SNA, no cost to Board: Brenda Rolfe and Elizabeth Landrum 2. Darby Allen, CMS Principal, June 18 20, 2012, Empowering E ective Teacher Training, Tampa, paid by NEFEC, no cost to Board. 3. Lauren Adams, CKS Teacher, June 18 22, 2012, AP Summer Institute, Naples, paid by College Board Partnership, no cost to Board. 4. Amy Lowyns (WHS) and Jan Flemming (CHS), July 18 22, 2012, Annual AP Conference, Orlando, paid by College Board Partnership, no cost to Board. 5. Jan Flemming, CHS Teacher, July 23 26, 2012, AP Art History Summer Institute, U South FL, Tampa, paid by College Board Partnership, no cost to Board. 6. Brad Penney, CKS Teacher, July 19 21, 2012, FACA Coaches Summer Clinic, Clearwater, no cost to Board. 7. Steve Tyson and Joseph Wain, Transportation Department, June 26 and 27, 2012, FAPT Summer Symposium, Ocala, paid from project #17800. 8. FL Department of Education Common Core Training, June 24 28, 2012, Ft. Lauderdale, travel paid from project #14890 (to be reimbursed by Federal, State, ESE and Title I funds respectively): School Personnel: CKS amend to add Cheryl Allen, replacing Linda Campbell 9. Teresa Pinder, District Local Assistive Technology Specialist (LATS), paid by LATS project #40290F2012, no cost to Board: August 1 3, 2012, FDLRS Crown Training, Jacksonville August 13 15, 2012, R-LATS Meeting, Lake City c) Instructional Services: 1. Contracts and/or Agreements: a. Purchase of day care services with the following providers for 2012-2013 school year, paid from project #13762 (same contract as approved June 19, 2012): aa. Nannas Place of Bronson, Inc. bb. Two by Two Preschool, Inc. b. Contract with Carlton Palms Educational Center, Inc., to provide educational services to a Levy County student in residential placement for the 2012-2013 school year, paid from project #11022. c. Purchase Services Agreements with the following person, to provide psychological services as requested (rates as stated in agreement) for the 2012-2013 school year, paid from project #11021: aa. Carmen Tozo-Julian, Ph. D. d) Recommendations: 1. Jennifer B. Hooks, BMHS Teacher, e ective August 13, 2012, replacing Andrew Moon. 2. Tracy Jenner, YTS Teacher, e ective August 13, 2012, replacing Pamela Turner. 3 Gayle Gatton, YTS Teacher, e ective August 13, 2012, replacing Maureen Cenatiempo. 4. Kalee Wade, CMS 12 month secretary, e ective July 2, 2012, replacing Donna Brock. 5. Sherman Stroman, WHS Administrative Assistant, e ective August 13, 2012, vacancy. 6. Eric Heerschap, WHS Teacher, e ective August 13, 2012, replacing Cli Harrell. 7. F. Scott Hall, WHS Teacher, e ective August 13, 2012, vacancy. 2. FINANCE: a) General Fund Budget Summary Info as of June 2012 b) Budget Amendments #16A and #16BSuperintendents Comments / Recommendations: Mr. Hastings told the Board that the Florida FFA State Convention was underway this week and that Levy County has been well represented by our students, advisors and parents attending. He said he would try to get more information about the Levy County winners and present them to the Board for recognition at a future Board Meeting. He also said Common Core Training in Ft. Lauderdale was complete with teams from each school and the District attending. He said the District will implement Common Core speci cally in K, 1st and 2nd grades this year. Mr. Hastings said the loss of Matthew McClelland continued on page 11B
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BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up Expiration of Phase II and Phase III Water Shortage Restrictions Pub.: August 9, 2012 e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is o ering grants for the development or expansion of community and school gardens to grow specialty crops in Florida. Local governments, school districts, food banks, and public or private non-pro t organizations are eligible to apply. School gardens provide a hands-on learning environment for students in all subject areas, while community gardens encourage food production and the beauti cation of green spaces, said Commissioner Adam Putnam. Both are important to growing business and connecting Floridians with the food we eat. Eligible gardens can be located in a variety of locations, including state or local government and private properties. e venues may range from traditional open space (commonly referred to as green space) planting beds to classrooms, vacant buildings or rooftops, where hydroponic, container and/or vertical farming can be practiced. Grantees will receive reimbursement for pre-approved expenses related to garden development and operation. e maximum individual grant amount is $5,000. Community gardens provide business and income opportunities and encourage economic development in the local area. ey present an opportunity for small business enterprises, education through extension, and the supplementation of nutritional feeding programs and food banks with fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of the 2012 Florida Specialty Crop Block Grants, the purpose of these grants is to provide assistance to local governments, school districts, food banks and other charitable organizations in the planning and preparation of gardening projects that address community needs. Additionally, these grants provide educational opportunities for Floridians to become more knowledgeable about implementing community gardening projects with the states specialty crops. e deadline for submitting grant proposals to the department is September 14. e application can be found online at: http://www.freshfrom orida.com/grants/ Hard copy applications and overnight deliveries should be mailed to: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 407 South Calhoun Street, Suite 209, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800. Attention: Carl Penn Visit www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp for more information about the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). FL Dept of Ag O ers Grants to Expand Community and School Gardens to Gilchrist County as an administrator was a big one, but that Matt would receive a pay raise in the double digits while Levy County is at the bottom of the scale in paying our administrators. He said that presents a problem in recruiting quality administrators and makes the need to train from within those employees who desire to step up to a principalship and who are motivated to work toward that. Mr. Philpot asked when we could x the problem of paying at the bottom of the pay scale. Mr. Hastings said we would address it when funds become available again and who knew when that would be. Board Comments: Rick Turner commented that he would like to see our Principals try to hire local, home-grown people when they have the opportunity. All Board Members and the Superintendent agreed. Cameron Asbell informed the Board that Sara Trimm, Bronson Senior FFA Chapter, was elected State Vice President for Area 1. Mr. Hastings said again how proud he was of all the Levy County students and that he would have those FFA Members who received awards at the Convention come before the Board for recognition. Paige Brookins reminded the Board Members that Florida School Boards Association has their legislative platform information on their website, including a Legislative Platform Proposal form they could ll out if they wanted to. ere being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned. ATTEST: Robert O. Hastings, Secretary APPROVED: Paige Brookins, Chairman It is estimated there are over 1 million feral hogs in Florida today. ey carry several dangerous transmissible diseases that can be passed on to domestic livestock and man, with Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies being two of the highly contagious diseases they can transmit. Brucellosis can be transmitted to domestic animals and humans alike. Feral swine trappers and hunters can contract Swine Brucellosis by handling infected tissue while Pseudorabies is extremely dangerous to dogs if bitten by a feral hog while hunting. e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has established regulations as a means of controlling the spread of these and other diseases in the domestic swine population. rough these regulations, Florida has been able to maintain its status as Swine Brucellosis free and Pseudorabies free in its commercial production swine herds. Individuals trapping feral swine on public or state lands must register with the Department as a Feral Swine Dealer (FSD). e registered FSD will receive an identi cation card that must be carried when transporting live feral hogs. e dealer must also keep accurate records of all swine movements and make them available to any law enforcement o cer or authorized agent of the Department upon request. ese records must include movement date, where the animals were trapped, number of animals, and destination. e registered Feral Swine Dealer must limit relocation to areas or premises where there will be no direct contact with domestic swine herds. Final disposition of captured feral swine shall be restricted to (1) Movement to slaughter; (2) Movement to an approved Game Reserve; or (3) Movement to an Approved Feral Swine Holding Facility. If feral swine are held on private property, the premises must also be registered with the Department as an Approved Feral Swine Holding Facility (FSHF) and must meet certain requirements. If you are interested in receiving a Feral Swine Dealer Card or applying for a permit to have an approved Feral Swine Holding Facility, contact a district o ce linked to your county (see map link below), call the Division o ce in Tallahassee (850-410-0900), or visit one of the links (Feral Swine Dealer Application and/or Feral Swine Holding Facility Application) below to print the application and send it to the Divisions Tallahassee o ce at 407 South Calhoun Street, Room 331 Mayo Building, Tallahassee, Florida, 323990800. Keep a copy of the application for documentation that you have applied to the program until you receive your card.Rules for Intrastate Movement of Live Feral Hogs SBLC Meeting continued on page 10B JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-490-4462 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com
The Levy County Journal12BAugust 9, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Elizabeths KITCHENSLICE AND BAKE COOKIES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL CHOCOLATE CHIP2 cups butter 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 2/3 cups packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 5 1/2 cups our 2 tsps. salt 2 tsps. baking soda 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cups nuts (optional) Cut four 14x12 pieces of waxed paper. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs until light and u y. In another bowl thoroughly combine our, baking soda and salt. Stir our mixture into egg mixture. Add chips and nuts. Divide dough into four pieces. Shape each into a roll about 8-10 inches long. Wrap in the waxed paper and again with aluminum foil or place into freezer bags. Freeze. To bake one roll preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut dough into 1/4 inch slices. Place on ungreased baking sheet and 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 minutes until slightly brown.OATMEAL COOKIES2 cups butter 2 cups sugar 2 cups packed brown sugar 4 eggs 2 tsps. vanilla extract 4 cups our 5 cups rolled oats 1 tsp. salt 2 tsps. baking soda 2 tsps. baking powder 3/4 cups nuts 1-2 cups raisins Cut the waxed paper into four 14x12 pieces. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs until light and u y. In a medium bowl thoroughly combine our, soda, powder, salt and oats. Stir the dry into the wet ingredients and blend. Stir in nuts and raisins. Divide dough into four pieces then shape into 8-10 inch rolls. Wrap in waxed paper and aluminum foil or place into a freezer bag. Freeze. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets. Cut one roll of dough into 1/4 inch slices. Place on prepared baking sheet about one inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to wire racks. PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES 2 cups vegetable shortening 2 cups sugar 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 cups peanut butter, creamy or chunk 2 tsps. vanilla extract 4 eggs 5 cups our 4 tsps. baking soda Cut four 14x12 inch pieces of waxed paper. Cream shortening, both sugars and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs until light and u y. In another bowl thoroughly combine our with the baking soda. Add to the egg mixture and blend. Divide dough into four equal pieces and shape each into an 8-10 inch roll. Wrap each in the waxed paper and aluminum foil or a freezer bag. Freeze. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cut one roll into one inch slices. Cut each slice into four pieces. Roll each into a ball and place on an ungreased baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Use fork tines to atten cookies in a criss-cross design. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. 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For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org. e Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Tuesday adopted its proposed scal year 2012-13 (FY2012-13) millage rate. e Governing Board adopted a proposed FY2012-13 millage rate of 0.3928 mill, which is the same as the current scal year. FY201213 will run from Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2013. With taxable property values declining by 2.9 percent, this rate will result in a $3 million reduction in ad valorem property tax revenue. e total proposed FY2012-13 budget for the District is $159.7 million, 2.6 percent higher than the adopted budget for FY201112, which was $155.5 million. e $4.2 million increase in the budget is primarily due to additional funding requests from local governments for water resources projects. e increase is funded from additional balances available from prior years due to the cancellation of projects and projects completed under budget. e proposed budget includes $83.4 million for capital/infrastructure and other District projects. e Districts funds, leveraged with its partners, will result in a total investment of more than $134 million for water resource management projects bene tting the region. Over the long term, the District has identi ed adequate scal resources to address the core mission areas of responsibility for water supply, water quality, ood protection and oodplain management, and natural systems. e Districts scal resources supplemented with project reserves will adequately maintain a healthy investment in the economy and water resources during the next 5 to 10 years. For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the FY201213 District tax would be $39.28 a year, or about $3.27 per month. e proposed FY2012-13 millage rate adopted by the Governing Board will be used by county property appraisers when mailing out Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices of proposed property taxes to residents. Two statutorily required public TRIM hearings on the Districts total budget will be held in September. e rst will be Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Districts Tampa Service O ce. e Governors o ce will review and approve the budgets of all ve water management districts before the second and nal public hearing. e Districts second and nal TRIM hearing will be Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Districts Tampa Service O ce. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Governing Board will formally adopt the nal millage rate and budget. e public is welcome to attend any Governing Board meeting to provide comment on the proposed budget.SWFWMD Approves Proposed Millage Rate