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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 89, NO. 14 50 CENTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012 They are Engaged Sample Ballot LC BoCC minutes WHS Homecoming NewsSee page 12ASee page 9ASee page 7ASee Levy Life 1B Elections InformationOct. 27Nov. 3 Early Voting at Elections O ce only 421 S. Court St, BronsonSat-Sat 8:30 to 4:30 PMSun 10 to 4 PM Nov. 6 General Election At all Voting Precincts 7 AM 7 PM By Kathy HilliardEditor e Levy County Journal is presenting voter guides for the proposed Constitutional Amendments to the Florida Constitution on the Nov. 6 ballot. e rst guide by KrisAnne Hall is presented in its entirety in print. For the other guides you will have to go to the websites presented at the end of this article. e guide is presented to give our readers further information on which to make an informed decision and is not meant to be construed as the opinion of the Levy County Journal or its sta We encourage all registered voters to make every e ort to cast your ballots in this very important election. e Legislative process is the arm for making law in this state and the nation. e job of our elected legislators is to make the law. For many, amending the Constitution is an end run around the legislative process by making amendments to the law of the state via the vote of the people directly. e most notable state for doing this is California which has attempted to bypass legislative procedure 344 times in the last 100 years. Some call this process direct democracy as it by passes the job of the legislators to work out a bill the hard way and get it passed in house by turning it over to the voters at large. Others call the process mobocracy handing over the legislative work to all the people, many times due to frustration with judicial activism when it is not the job of judges to pass laws. All in all it is a serious matter not to be taken lightly as it can have many unintended consequences. Get a cup of co ee or a tall glass of iced tea and take the time to read some of the consequences of amending our constitution in Florida. is might be a good family activity this year around the kitchen table providing education and informative debate on the issues we are now asked to decide on. --------------------------------------------e following is a guide from North Floridas KrisAnne Hall to the proposed Constitutional Amendments to the Florida Constitution now on the ballot for Nov. 6, 2012. KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who was red after teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups. Hall refused to sacri ce liberty for a paycheck. She is a disabled veteran of the US Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastors wife and a patriot. She now travels the country and teaches the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents while laying the foundation that show how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree in BioChemistry from Blackburn College in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and is a former Russian Linguist for the US Army. KrisAnne worked for several years as a state prosecutor and two years with a prominent law rm defending religious liberty and rst amendment rights. KrisAnne now resides in North Florida with her husband Chris (a pastor and former foreign language instructor for the US Navy) and her adopted son Colton. KrisAnne Hall is the author of Not a Living Breathing Document: Reclaiming Our Constitution and the DVD series e Roots of Liberty: e Historic Foundations of e Bill of Rights and Bedtime Stories for Budding Patriots and Essential Stories for Junior Patriots Two books that inspired KrisAnnes love for our history were Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis and 1776 by David McCollough. is guide is designed to inform the voter on certain aspects that I do not see being presented in other voter guides. e voter is always ultimately responsible for their vote. I do not take responsibility for anyones vote; we will all answer individually one day for our choices. With that in mind, be sure that you VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE! As a general rule I am opposed to Constitutional Amendments, unless it is a truly Constitutional issue. Our Constitution is supposed to be the Supreme Law of the State, establishing guidelines for government, fundamental rights belonging to Floridians, and principles by which we are to govern. Statutes, on the other hand, are supposed to be the instrument we use to enact laws through legislation in our Republican form of government. Florida has gotten very lazy about these distinctions. I had hoped we had learned about cluttering Voter Guides for the Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendments on Nov. 6 BallotLevy County Department of Public Safety is showing their support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing the pink pink T-shirts that is. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October and a time to promote regular mammograms and increase the chances for early detection of breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Mammograms can help nd breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in White, Black, Asian/ Paci c Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. If you are age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often you need them. If you are age 50 or older, get a mammogram every 2 years. Talk with your doctor to decide if you need one more often. ese are general guidelines. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get a mammogram. Join in Wear Pink and take advantage of early detecting.Levy County Department of Public Safety Employees Wearing Pink In Support of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October By Kathy HilliardEditor e rst time the Bronson Town Council met and discussed the request from Bill and Verna Brown, the operators of e Childrens Table, to add a Bingo program to their agenda of procuring funds to continue to feed over 4,000 people per month the answer of yes came with a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Berlon Weeks and Jason Kennedy casting the two dissenting votes. So Brown went to work to put together a business plan to explain how the funds would be garnered and used by the food pantry, as requested by the council. e Browns found a venue at 680 W. rasher Drive, had it checked by town building inspector Robert Ni enegger, purchased the Bingo equipment and made plans to place all this before the council at the Monday night meeting, September 24. But it did not go as planned. An area resident and recipient of the bene ts of the food pantry had called into the council that the Browns were charging a fee of $2.50 for the food and this became the topic of discussion on this council night. Commissioner Weeks commented that the whole truth had not been given previously and wanted the decision overturned. Commissioner Aaron Edmondson, who favors the Bingo form, said that the decision had already been made and should be left as is. e math formula used by Weeks was $2.50 x 4,000 people giving the Childrens Table an income of $10,000 per month which nulli ed the need, according to Weeks, for any Bingo income. But the Browns explained that the $2.50 is for the whole family and there may be four or ve people in a family and the fuel fee asked for if it is possible to o set the cost of fuel to pickup and deliver food. ey also stated that if someone cannot a ord the $2.50 the food pantry is always in need of volunteers and that would su ce. e result was an overturned decision with Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler changing his vote to no and the Bingo funding in Bronson will not be happening for e Childrens Table. Bronson has long fought not to have gambling in the area and it would appear that the decision falls into those deeply held convictions. e $2.50 asked for fuel or some time spent volunteering is a more than a fuel fee, it is an investing into a community e ort that includes the recipients as part of that community. Rather than an entitlement, it is a participation in the process itself. But new funding to handle the all the new requests for food will have to come from somewhere else. Bronson will continue to be free of gambling. Ending the meeting, Vice Mayor Shuler was unanimously voted in as Mayor for the next session and he asked that Commissioner Weeks be the new Vice Mayor to which Weeks agreed. Anyone interested in some Bingo equipment?The Childrens Table in Bronson Denied Bingo Funding BIG Reward for Pup Info Williston MinutesSee Levy Life 1BSee page 7B
The Levy County Journal2AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Baugh, Dereke ABronson B/M DOB/ 07/20/1969 SEX OFFENDER FAIL RE-REGISTER $50,000 BONDMcleod, Christopher RChie and W/M DOB/ 04/03/1980 FRAUD INSUFF FUNDS O/$150 $5,000 BONDMcintyre, KeyanaChie and VOP POSSESS MORE 20GMS MARIJUANA NO BONDArmstrong Jr, Robert LGainesville BATTERY 2 PRIOR CONVICTIONS $50,000 BONDJail Media Report for 10/01/2012 to 10/08/2012ADKINS, BRANDON, 20, OF INGLIS, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE BLOODWORTH, DONNA LYNN, 53, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT BLUMENBERG, CHARLES, 26, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; DRIVE WHILE LlCENSE SUSP 1ST OFFENSE BONTRAGER, ERICA, 21, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: OR METHAMPHETAMINE 14 GRAMS OR OVER; PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; LISTED CHEMICAL FOR MANUFACTURE CNTRL SUBS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE BREWSTER, BARBARA ANN, 49, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2 CAMPBELL, WAYLON JOHN, 20, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR COTO, RIGOBERTO CANDO, 31, OF OCALA, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE X 2 CRAWFORD, JAMES RUSSELL, 23, OF OLD TOWN, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR ECKBLAD, LORREN RICKY, 53, OF MORRISTON, FL: COMMIT DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION EDWARDS, TIMOTHY RAY, 31, OF BRONSON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT FOWLER, GARY, 33, OF BRADENTON, FL: AGG BATTERY OFFENDR KNEW/SHOULD HAVE KNOWN VICT PREGNANT; VIOL INJUNCTION REPEAT SEX DATE VIOL; BURGL OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED GETMAN, JEREMY TROY, 36, OF OCALA, FL: PROB VIOLATION GRANT, MYRON ARTHUR, 32, OF YALE, OK: OUT-Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most WantedOF-COUNTY WARRANT X 12 GRIM, JERRY LEE, 35, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION HARRELL, JONATHAN, 19, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: POSSESS LIQUOR BY PERSON UNDER 21 YOA SUBSQ OFF; DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS HAWES, MARK STEVEN, 43, OF BRONSON, FL: ACT THAT COULD RESULT IN PHYS MENTAL INJURY TOWARD CHILD HAWES, MICHELL LYNN, 41, OF BRONSON, FL: WITHOUT GREAT HARM NEGLECT CHILD HIGGINBOTHAM, DARA, 26, OF OLD TOWN, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT HURLEY, JOYCE WENDY, 57, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: METHAMPHETAMINE WI 1000 FT WORSHIP/ BUSN; 4 GRAMS TO UNDER 30 KILOGRAMS; USE 2 WAY COMM DEVICE TO FACIL FELONY X 2; 1000FT WORSHIPBUSN SCH METHAO MECLOO SCH I; WIT SELL MFG DEL WI1000FT WORSHIBUSN SCH IIII SYNTH NARCOTICPOSSESS. JOHNSON, JOSEPH, 53, OF WILLISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE JONES, DONNA ALYCE, 36, OF OLD TOWN, FL: OR METHAMPHETAMINE 14 GRAMS OR OVER; PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION X 2; LISTED CHEMICAL FOR MANUFACTURE CNTRL SUBS; OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE. MILLER, ROGER RICKY, 52, OF INTERLACHEN, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT NEAL, DENNIS DARYL, 42, OF BRONSON, FL: PROB VIOLATION ROSARIO JR, TEOFILO, 32, OF HOLIDAY, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR SPAIN-MCINTYRE, CARRIE, 21, OF MORRISTON, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS TAYLOR, TIMOTHY JAMES, 29, OF BRONSON, FL: POSS OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON THOMAS, LEISA ANN, 42, OF ARCHER, FL: PROB VIOLATION WESTON, JOCARROL, 76, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT WILKINSON, JONATHAN BRAD, 36, OF TRENTON, FL: OR METHAMPHETAMINE 14 GRAMS OR OVER; PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; LISTED CHEMICAL FOR MANUFACTURE CNTRL SUBS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS MANUFACTURE DELIVER; DRIVE WHILE LlC SUSP 1ST OFF. JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-490-4462 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Martin, Mariam IzettaGainesville W/F DOB/ 06/16/1981 FRAUD INSUFF FUNDS O/$150 $15,000 BOND NOTICE FOR LEVY COUNTY VOTERSThe following schedule are the meeting times of the Levy County Canvassing Board for the November 6, 2012 General Election.ACTIVITY DAY/DATE TIME Logic & Accuracy Test (Early Vote) Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:00 AM Logic & Accuracy Test (Precinct) Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:00 AM Open & Tabulate Absentees Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:00 AM Open & Tabulate Absentees Monday, November 5, 2012 10:00 AM Election Day (absentees & tabulate) Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:00 PM Election Night Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:00 PM Provisional Ballots Thursday, November 8, 2012 5:00 PM Sign 1st Unof cial Results Friday, November 9, 2012 11:00 AM Canvass Oversea Ballots Friday, November 16, 2012 11:00 AMSign Of cial Results Friday, November 16, 2012 11:00 AMVoting System Audit Monday, November 19, 2012 10:00 AM All meetings and testing are open to the public and will be conducted at the Supervisor of Elections of ce located at: 421 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. If you have any questions, please call 352-486-5163 x4.Pub.: Oct. 11, 2012. Service Jacks Land Need a concealed weapons permit? Why not get that and help our local Levy County o cers compete in the World Police/Fire Olympics in Ireland. e LCSO is o ering a fundraiser for the L.W.G.F Levy World Games Fund to bene t Cpl. Tom Martin and Lt. Scott Tummond as they go to represent Levy County in the World Police/Fire Olympics in Belfast, Northern Ireland is class will be taught by Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Class begins on Sat. Oct. 27 from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Levy County Sheri s O ce, 9150 NE 80th Ave, Bronson FL 32621 You are encouraged to bring your own weapon, 20-25 rounds of factory-loaded ammunition, eye and ear protection. If you do not own a pistol, please bring 20 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition and a pistol will be supplied. is class will qualify you to submit your application to the state to receive your Florida Concealed Weapons permit (additional State fees will apply) Register online at www.levypistolclass.info $60.00 pre-registration or $75.00 day of class and fee includes instruction, ngerprints, photo for license and notary. For more information call Scott Finnen at 352-443-3611 or or email sgt firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTICE:THE TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW HOURS FOR THE BRONSON OFFICE ONLY STARTING NOVEMBER 1, 2012 THE BRONSON OFFICE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.Pub.: Oct. 11, 18, 2012. Fundraiser for Cpl. Martin and Lt. Tummond to Compete in Ireland World Police Olympics FHP NewsIn Marion County Shirley Ann Bombardier, 79, of Silver Springs, was traveling west on SR 40 on Oct. 1 at 11:50 AM in her 08 Ford Fusion. At the same time Eric Weatherford, 26, of Silver Springs was traveling west on SR 40 in his 99 Dodge Caravan with Melanie Allen Benson, 33, of Silver Springs as a passenger in the van. Andrey Bagdasarov, 64, of Palm Coast was driving east on SR 40 in a 02 Volvo tractor trailer approaching the Fusion and Caravan. Michael R. Helmecy, 39, of St. Augustine was driving a 06 Chevy van west on SR 40 behind the Caravan in the left lane. Bombardier changed lanes from right to left and impacted the Caravan causing the van to travel into the eastbound lane of SR 40 and into the Volvo tractor trailer. A moment later Helmecys Chevy van collided with the back of Bombadiers Fusion. e Caravan traveled o the roadway and came to rest on the south side of SR 40. e Volvo overturned onto its left side as it traveled o the road to the shoulder. e Chevy van also went o the road and collided with a small tree. Melanie Allen Benson died in the accident. In the van also was a 6-month old female in a child restraint and she was transported to Shands UF in serious condition. e driver of the van, Weatherford, had serious injuries. e other drivers had no injuries. Charges are pending investigation.
The Levy County Journal 3AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Southwest Florida Water Management District Executive Director Blake Guillory announced today that the agency will undergo organizational restructuring in the coming months. We are committed to providing the greatest value to the taxpayer, said Guillory. By implementing new business processes we have found opportunities to improve our e ciency and further reduce our operational costs. e District currently has 617 fulltime employees. is restructuring, to be implemented in phases during the next nine months, will a ect approximately 30 employees, primarily administrative, IT and management sta e organizational changes include creating a Project Management O ce to improve the e ciency and e ectiveness of how the agencys more than 400 projects are managed. Guillory also anticipates hiring approximately 15 additional scienti c and engineering sta this year to support the Districts groundwater and surface water modeling work as well as its springs and water quality initiatives. Weve identi ed some areas in which we can use some additional expertise to meet our core mission, said Guillory. Our pool of technical experts has eroded during the last decade with employees retiring or leaving for the private sector. is restructuring will ensure that we have a high level of scienti c expertise to manage and protect the water resources of the region. Florida is the latest state to report the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in its white-tailed deer herd. is viral disease has been con rmed in two deer and suspected in at least 10 others from North Florida that were examined this year. EHD is an insect-borne disease, transmitted to deer by small biting ies known as midges or no-see-ums. e disease can cause illness or death in individual deer but should disappear when freezing temperatures halt insect activity. EHD cannot be transmitted to humans or pets; however, as a general rule, people should avoid consuming sick or unhealthy deer. is is a disease that you typically see in late summer or the fall, and it often occurs after periods of drought, said Dr. Mark Cunningham, wildlife veterinarian for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). e good news is we dont expect long-term impacts to our states deer herd. Deer infected with EHD may have pronounced swelling of the head, neck, and tongue, and often have large ulcers in the mouth. Infected deer are often found near water and may be lethargic, lame and emaciated. e FWC is monitoring the health of the states deer herd and is examining deer for EHD and other diseases. 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Reserve your Smoked Turkeys and Hams early.BETTS 490-4906 BRONSON 486-3880 SEABREEZE 543-5738 FIRESIDE 498-1004 Call for more informationLevy County Citizens Need Property Tax Relief Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Mullet Cat sh Clam Strip Stuffed Crab Breaded Fish ngers Crab Legs BETTS BIG T SEABREEZE RESTAURANT BRONSON RESTAURANT FIRESIDE GRILL & STEAKHOUSE WES Uses Early Release for Professional DevelopmentBy Lisa S. Posteraro What DO they do on early release days? Surely John and Jane Q. Public might wonder what consumes the afternoons on these now-common early release days for their childrens teachers. Besides eat? some might jest. Yes, at Williston Elementary School, the teams take turns providing a meal for the sta each month. (When there are two early release days, the sta has lunch on its own for the second one.) Earlier in September the special area teachers hosted their colleagues. e theme? Find your inner child. e menu? Peanut butter and jelly! said Erin Owens, one of the PE teachers. And our very own Williston Peanuts donated all the peanut butter! How cool is that? Media specialist Donna Lovvorn donated jars of her homemade blackberry and strawberry jams to complement the locally-made peanut butter. And another big ank You to Williston Peanuts, which also donated bags of roasted peanuts that Owenss mother, Peggy Brooks, used with her inner child decorations in the schools media center, scene of lunch and the afternoon workshop. Besides PB&J, the menu included a relish tray, assorted chips andcookies and milk for dessert! Tummies full, their inner child satiated, the sta buckled down to an afternoon of looking at statistics and strategies. Reading Coach Barbara Hoyt and teachers Lita Halchak and Tracy Kirby presented on the very e ective strategies of Questioning and Inferring. ese teachers were part of a book study last spring and were eager to share their new knowledge with their colleagues. Other teachers from the book study will be presenting in the coming months. Teachers explicitly teach these strategies to help students build bridges in their minds from what they already know to new information found in text. Teachers, like other professionals, have to have time to perfect their craft. Early release days are the opportunity to do this, and were grateful to be in a county where this is possible, said Hoyt. So, rest your minds, Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public. Your WES teachers are working hard to improve their teaching skills so that they can help your children be even better learners!WES teachers [front] Lisa Posteraro (ELP), Erin Owens (PE), Lynne No (Music), Ti ani Markham (Too Good for Drugs), [back] Peggy Brooks (Volunteer), Donna Lovvorn (Media), Helen Darling (Art) and Greg Hamilton (PE) pose in front of the centerpiece designed by Brooks, who has volunteered at WES for years. The team, who wanted their luncheon to be unique, hosted the sta lunch on the rst early release day in September. As the sta nished up lunch, Owens passed out gag gifts to the winners of the friendly competition, answering such questions as Who was sent to the principals o ce the most? SWFWMD Executive Director Announces Restructuring Plan calls for reducing and recruiting sta Erich Marzolf New SRWMD Division Director for Water Resources Dr. Erich Marzolf joined the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) as the new director for the water resources division on Oct. 8. In this capacity he will oversee water resource evaluations including water quality in springs, rivers, and lakes; monitoring/data acquisition; and data management and analysis operations. Marzolf has nearly 30 years of experience in the eld of environmental sciences. Prior to employment with the District, he served at the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) since 1994 in various environmental scientist and supervisory positions. During this time, his focus was on hydrologic and nutrient restoration for lakes, rivers, springs, and wetlands. A key accomplishment at SJRWMD was his management of a 760 acre treatment wetland designed to remove phosphorus from Lake Apopka. Marzolf obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in aquatic ecology from the University of California Davis. He earned his B.A. in biology from the Colorado College. e Suwannee District has long been a place for my familys shing, paddling, and recreation. I look forward to working with the sta to preserve, protect, and improve the Districts special aquatic resources, said Marzolf.
The Levy County Journal4AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Phony in Chief Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateWhen President Barack Obama and others on the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be civil in our discussions of political issues, they are busy letting loose insults, accusations and smears against those who dare to disagree with them. Like so many people who have been beaten in a verbal encounter, and who can think of clever things to say the next day, after it is all over, President Obama, after his clear loss in his debate with Mitt Romney, called Governor Romney a phony. Innumerable facts, however, show that it is our Commander in Chief who is Phony in Chief. A classic example was his speech to a predominantly black audience at Hampton University on June 5, 2007. at date is important, as we shall see. In his speech -delivered in a ghetto-style accent that Obama doesnt use anywhere except when he is addressing a black audience -he charged the federal government with not showing the same concern for the people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit as they had shown for the people of New York after the 9/11 attacks, or the people of Florida after hurricane Andrew hit. Departing from his prepared remarks, he mentioned the Sta ord Act, which requires communities receiving federal disaster relief to contribute 10 percent as much as the federal government does. Senator Obama, as he was then, pointed out that this requirement was waived in the case of New York and Florida because the people there were considered to be part of the American family. But the people in New Orleans -predominantly black -they dont care about as much, according to Barack Obama. If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it -rub peoples emotions raw to hype their resentments. And this was Barack Obama in his old community organizer role, a role that should have warned those who thought that he was someone who would bring us together, when he was all too well practiced in the arts of polarizing us apart. Why is the date of this speech important? Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Sta ord Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined. Truth is not a job requirement for a community organizer. Nor can Barack Obama claim that he wasnt present the day of that Senate vote, as he claimed he wasnt there when Jeremiah Wright unleashed his obscene attacks on America from the pulpit of the church that Obama attended for 20 years. Unlike Jeremiah Wrights church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who was there on a given day. e Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Sta ord Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -repeat, AGAINST -the legislation which included the waiver. When he gave that demagogic speech, in a feigned accent and style, it was world class chutzpah and a rhetorical triumph. He truly deserves the title Phony in Chief. If you know any true believers in Obama, show them the transcript of his June 5, 2007 speech at Hampton University (available from the Federal News Service) and then show them page S6823 of the Congressional Record for May 24, 2007, which lists which Senators voted which way on the waiver of the Sta ord Act requirement for New Orleans. Some people in the media have tried to dismiss this and other revelations of Barack Obamas real character that have belatedly come to light as old news. But the truth is one thing that never wears out. e Pythagorean eorem is 2,000 years old, but it can still tell you the distance from home plate to second base (127 ft.) without measuring it. And what happened ve years ago can tell a lot about Barack Obamas character -or lack of character. Obamas true believers may not want to know the truth. But there are millions of other people who have simply projected their own desires for a post-racial America onto Barack Obama. ese are the ones who need to be confronted with the truth, before they repeat the mistake they made when they voted four years ago. 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.COMDesperate Dems Hide Behind Big Bird OPINION By Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateMitt Romney sure ru ed a lot of feathers over his proposal to eliminate taxpayer funding for government-sponsored TV. As soon as the GOP presidential candidate singled out PBS for cuts during the presidential debate in Denver, the hysterical squawking commenced. Left-leaning celebrities immediately erupted on Twitter. WOW!!! No PBS!! WTF how about cutting congresss stu leave big bird alone, Whoopi Goldberg fumed. Mitt is smirky, sweaty, indignant and smug with an unsettling hint of hysteria. And he wants to kill BIG BIRD, actress Olivia Wilde despaired. Who picks on Big Bird!!! #bulliesthatswho, actress Taraji Henson chimed in. Social media activists called for a Million Muppet March on the National Mall to show your support for Big Bird, Muppets, PBS and all that is good. e grammarchallenged operatives of George Sorosfunded Media Matters for America lectured right-wing media to be more concerned with Americans having jobs insteading (sic) of obsessing whether or not Big Bird has one. Indignant PBS, which employs not-soneutral debate moderator Jim Lehrer, issued a statement decrying Romneys failure to understand the value the American people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers to our nation. And President Obama, awakened from his beatdowninduced stupor, scurried the next morning to the safe con nes of a campaign rally to mock Romney for getting tough on Big Bird. e kiddie character kerfu e is a manufactured ap that may play well to liberals in Hollywood and Washington. But beyond the borders of La-La Land, desperate Democrats who cling childishly to archaic federal subsidies look like cartoonish bu oons. Lets face it: e Save Big Bird brigade is comically out of touch with 21stcentury realities. In 1967, when Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act, family options for quality childrens programming were severely limited. More than four decades later, theres a vibrant marketplace for educational broadcasting -on radio, TV and the Internet -that teems with furry friends and information-packed shows. PBS speaks of itself with cultish selfreverence: For more than 40 years, the government network chastised Romney, Big Bird has embodied the public broadcasting mission -harnessing the power of media for the good of every citizen, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. Our system serves as a universally accessible resource for education, history, science, arts and civil discourse. In reality, of course, PBS a liates have become increasingly corporatized. As GOP Sen. Jim DeMint noted last year, franchises like Sesame Street are multimilliondollar enterprises capable of thriving in the private market. According to the 990 tax form all nonpro ts are required to le, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 -nearly a million dollars -in compensation in 2008. And, from 2003 to 2006, Sesame Street made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales. Sesame Street has also become increasingly politicized. Under the Obama administration, Elmo has lobbied for the FCCs national broadband plan and the rst ladys Big Nanny nutrition bill. Investigative journalist James OKeefe caught former NPR exec Ron Schiller on tape trashing the Tea Party as racist and Islamophobic. And the o cial PBS Twitter account sent a special shout-out to radical leftist group Move On last year for leading the government media rescue charge. Moreover, as Ive previously reported, NPR and PBS have no problem raising money from corporations and leftwing philanthropists, including billionaire George Soros, whose Open Society Institute gave $1.8 million to pay for at least 100 journalists at NPR member radio stations in all 50 states over the next three years. President Obama sneered at Romney for daring to mention PBS subsidies in the context of de cit reduction. But Obamas own Bowles-Simpson de cit reduction commission singled out Corporation for Public Broadcasting spending. e current CPB funding level is the highest it has ever been, the panel noted after Obama proposed hiking yearly appropriations to $450 million in 2012. Doing away with the appropriation would save nearly $500 million in 2015 alone. Over 10 years, those savings would total $5 billion (or roughly 10 Solyndras). In these tough times, thats more than chump change and childs play. Romneys right: Its time for government media to grow up and get o the dole. Its time for taxpayers to ip the Bird. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is malkinblog@ gmail.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:Linda Cooper General Manager Kathy Hilliard Editor Christina Cozart Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout Ren Moore Of ce manager/ Sales/Webmaster email@example.com classi firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042 Chie and: (352) 490-4462 Fax: 352) 490-4490Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. 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The Levy County Journal 5AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Word Search computer tips When it comes to computers one of the most dreaded terms is My computer has a virus! 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How Computer Malware Can Hurt You gator works computing 352-493-1006Ask About Our GWC Pro Care Total Technology Solutions! www.gatorworks.com4 WEST PARK AVENUE, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626Acid Aged April Asia Asked Asks Bite Cane Choice Construction Cost Daisy Decay Descriptions Drink Eats Ends Erases Extend Eyed Food Gets Happen Hens Hint Holster Hotel Idle Illustrated Laid Lamb Leak Lies Link Lion Lips Mark Mixes Noticed Only Parentheses Part Peas Peels Plan PrettyClerk of Court *Danny J Shipp (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 352-221-5276 Wilbur F Dean (Rep) Bronson FL 32621 352-486-4420 firstname.lastname@example.org Sheriff Bobby McCallum (Rep) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-2811 email@example.com Lee Sullivan (NP) Bronson, FL 32621 352-577-5389 County Commission, District 1 Jamie Gri n (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 (404) 797-5334 firstname.lastname@example.org John Meeks (Rep) Archer FL 32618 352-486-2762 email@example.com County Commission, District 3 Mike Joyner (Rep) Morriston FL 32668 352-572-4098 Al Macri (Dem) Morriston FL 32668 352-528-2523 firstname.lastname@example.org School Superintendent Cindy Roach (Dem) Bronson FL 32621 (352) 949-0305 email@example.com Robert Hastings (Rep) Chie and FL 32626 352-221-2668 firstname.lastname@example.org School Board, District 2 Christopher Cowart (NP) Cedar Key FL 32625 352-231-3451 email@example.com Kyle Quincey (NP) Chie and FL 32644 352-493-4856 firstname.lastname@example.org Early Voting Where: ONLY at the Supervisor of Elections o ce at 421 S. 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Must Be: In the precinct of legal residence and where you are registered.Levy County 2012 General Election Candidates Rail Related Rest Rock Seem Sees Self Sets Simply Skied Slim Super Taxes Term Text Unity Wash X-ray e Citrus County Port Authority Board voted this morning to hold a second public feasibility study ranking meeting, in an abundance of caution, after discussion during a closed door Attorney/Client session. e meeting started by explaining to the Authority and the public the meeting would now go into a closed door Attorney/Client session between the Authority and John Pelham from Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson Bell and Dunbar, P.A. under Florida Statute 286.011. e purpose of the Attorney/Client session was to obtain advice from the Authoritys outside legal counsel in reference to the lawsuit led by Robert A. Schweickert Jr. against Martin Associates and the Port Authority Board, alleging both violated the Sunshine Law during the ranking process back in April, in which Port Authority Board members heard public presentations from six port developers and ranked them individually to develop a future feasibility study for Port Citrus. After approximately one hour, the meeting publically resumed and Port Attorney Richard Wesch discussed a course of action regarding the litigation. Mr. Wesch stated Mr. Kaney, who is representing Mr. Schweickert, submitted a letter to the Port Authority Board stating his client would dismiss the complaint with prejudice if there was another open public meeting by the Port Authority Board to review the Request for Proposals (RFP) and for the Authority to pay Mr. Schweickerts attorney fees of approximately $20,000. Mr. Wesch stated even though the Port Authority Board and its outside legal counsel do not believe the Port Authority Board and sta did anything wrong, in an abundance of caution, and in an e ort to remove this impediment to moving the feasibility study forward, recommended the Authority hold a full and open public meeting on October 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Citrus County Courthouse in Inverness. e Authority agreed and voted unanimously to move on from the lawsuit and hold the public meeting in October. e Authority declined to accede to Mr. Schweickerts demand to pay his attorney fees.Port Authority Board Votes to Hold Second Ranking Meeting
The Levy County Journal6AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 ank You As of Tuesday there are now 11 people who have died due to a very rare outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a specialty steroid produced by NECC, New England Compounding Center, a pharmaceutical compounding company in Framingham, Mass. NECC has recalled this drug and everything else it produces. Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It is not contagious. e incubation period of the disease is up to a month, health experts said. ere have now been 119 cases reported of contraction of the meningitis from the injections. O cials are not sure yet how many shots may have been contaminated with the meningitis-causing fungus. e numbers include not only injections in the back but also in the other joints like knees and shoulders but those who have had injections to the joints are not believed to be at risk for fungal meningitis according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. e CDC reported that the vials of potentially-tainted steroid were shipped to 76 facilities in 23 states with 13,000 people receiving the injections. e federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates only the ingredients and not the compounding pharmacies which are overlooked by the states in whatever agency oversight is established in each state. Hardest hit is Tennessee with six deaths and 39 cases of meningitis, then Michigan with three deaths and 25 cases, Virginia with one death and 24 cases and Maryland with one death and eight cases. e other states with cases are Indiana (12), Florida (4), Minnesota (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1) and New Jersey (1). Symptoms of meningitis include severe headache, nausea, dizziness and fever. e CDC Meningitis Outbreak from Steroid Injections Now Claims 11 LivesSo Far No Deaths in Floridasaid many of the cases have been mild and some people had strokes. Symptoms have been appearing between one and four weeks after patients got the shots. e FDA is urging anyone who has experienced problems following an injection with the NECC product to report it to MedWatch, a voluntary reporting program, by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service are highlighting the dangers of wild res and encouraging Floridians to make wild re preparedness a priority during National Fire Prevention Week, October 7 through 13. Floridas wild re danger has temporarily decreased due to the summer rainy season, however we must remain vigilant said Commissioner Putnam. National Fire Prevention Week serves as a reminder for families to take the necessary steps to protect their homes and property against the devastating e ects of wild re. In keeping with Fire Prevention Weeks national theme of Two Ways Out, the departments Florida Forest Service urges citizens to develop a family wild re escape plan. Having a set escape plan is vital as poor visibility, smoke, and ames can cause panic and confusion during a re. e escape plan should include two routes from the neighborhood in the event the main exit is blocked. Plans should also include a list of items to take if an evacuation becomes necessary. Wild re prevention and home preparedness is everyones responsibility, said Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service. Most homes are not destroyed from direct contact with a wild re, but instead from re traveling across fences, trees limbs, debris, and other ladder fuels connected to the home. e departments Florida Forest Service advises that one of the best ways to reduce a homes wild re risk is to create 30 feet of defensible space around the home. In the rst three feet from the home, the space needs to be free of tall, re-prone plants and materials. Instead, opt for low growing, re-resistant plants and use rocks or chunky bark for mulch. Position plants so that none are placed directly under windows or vents. Floridians can further protect their property by following these tips: Keep mulch and pine needles away from the home, fence, and deck. Keep roofs and gutters free of pine needles. Keep ammable chemicals and materials away from the home. Store re wood at least 30 feet from the home. Remove dead vegetation and debris from under decks and within 10 feet of the home. Make wild re preparedness a family project. Since January 2,763 wild res have burned 113,939 acres throughout Florida. e Florida Forest Service manages one million acres of public forest land while protecting more than 26 million acres of homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating e ects of wild re. For statewide wild re updates and additional wild re information, visit www. oridaforestservice.comCommissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Recognizes National Fire Prevention Week Tomorrows Equestrian Center, Inc.P.O. Box 598 Williston, Florida 32696 Phone (352) 528-3445 email@example.comTherapeutic Riding Program7th Annual Charity Auction and Bar-B-Q. Saturday November 10th 2012. At: United Hay Sales 13101 West Hwy 326 Ocala FL 34482 Corner of Hwy 27 and 326 e event this year will include: A Bull Chip Bingo with land deeds costing $5.00 with a chance to win $250.00 starting at 5:00 PM; A Stick Horse Barrel race where you can nominate someone to race for $5.00 and others can buy tickets to bet on the stick horses starting at 5:30 PM; A Bar-B-Q with tickets at $8 each. You can even reserve a table for 10 which includes 10 Bar-B-Q Tickets for $100. All others will have open auction seating. ere will be Live Auction items, Silent Auction items and Door prizes. To Donate promotional items, gift certi cates, new or used auction items please call 352-528-3445. Come and join us make the erapeutic Riding Program available to participants in the area. is event is our BIGGEST fundraiser for the year.Non Pro t 501 c (3) Florida Corporation A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITH THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APROVAL OR RECOMMEDATION BY THE STATE. 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The Levy County Journal 7AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 PUBLIC HEARING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 e Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 17, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred MoodyChairman Stevens called the Public Hearing to order at 6:07 PM.Set Millage Sheila Rees stated the millage rate currently adopted is 8.5759, which is the rolled back rate re ecting a 0% increase from the previous year. e millage rate for scal year 20122013 can be adopted by approving Resolution 2012-61 at the rate the Board sets. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed millage rate. e following individuals from the audience spoke and requested the Board lower the millage rate: Renate Cannon Dana She eld Barney Cannon Comm. Stevens then closed the oor to public comments and asked for discussion among the Commissioners. Comm. Joyner made a motion to set the millage rate for scal year 2012-2013 at 8.01. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. e meeting recessed at 7:00 P.M. e meeting reconvened at 7:26 P.M. Mrs. Rees stated to the Board the adopted millage rate of 8.01 is 6.60% less than the rolled back rate. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-61 approving the millage rate for scal year 2012-2013 at 8.0100 for the General Fund which is 6.60% below the rolled back rate. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Adopt Budget for scal year 2012-2013 Mrs. Rees spoke to the Board stating the tentative budget amount approved was $62,351,856. With all calculations, including the reduction of the millage rate, the total budget will be $1,116,073 less than the tentative budget amount. e budget amount, calculated at the new millage rate will be $61,235,783, if adopted. Comm. Stevens asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed budget. ere were none. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-62 adopting the budget for scal year 2012-2013 at $62,351,856. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:32 P.M. ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp Chairman, Danny StevensREGULAR MEETING LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 e Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on September 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present: Chairman Danny Stevens Comm. Ryan Bell Comm. Chad Johnson Comm. Mike Joyner Also present were: Clerk of Court Danny Shipp County Attorney Anne Bast Brown County Coordinator Fred Moody Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM. Osborn Barker gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. EXPENDITURES Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. CHECK NUMBER 109082-109231 FUND AMOUNT GENERAL REVENUE 220,573.41 ROAD 78,716.79 SHIP 300.00 COURT TECH/CRIM PREV 8,258.70 TRANSPORTATION 12,113.27 COURT FACILITIES 15.00 PROGRESS ENERGY 418.12 EMS 36,124.17 FIRE 1,710.96 TOURIST DEVELOPMENT 287.62 UTILITIES 4,964.08 DRUG TASK FORCE 5,970.29 ADD COURT COSTS 1,960.67 LANDFILL 66,428.77 TOTAL $437,841.85 MINUTES e minutes for the Regular Board meeting held September 4, 2012 and the Public Hearing held September 6, 2012 were presented for Board approval. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board meeting on September 4th and the Public Hearing on September 6th as presented. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. LEVY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Barbara Locke, Administrator A. Request approval of Resolution 2012-60, adopting an amended schedule of fees for services provided by the Levy County Health Department; repealing Resolution 2008-51 and other fee schedules; providing an e ective date. Ms. Locke requested Board approval of Resolution 2012-60, adopting an amended schedule of fees for services provided by the Levy County Health Department. Ms. Locke stated the Health Department is expecting to open a dental clinic by midOctober primarily for children and there are fees which will need to be added. Comm. Johnson made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-60 as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval of the Contract between Levy County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department Health for operation of the Levy County Health Department Contract year 2012-2013. Ms. Locke requested Board approval of the Contract between the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Health for operation of the Levy County Health Department. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Contract between the Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Health as requested. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. TOWN OF OTTER CREEK Atty. Brent Baris Address the Board regarding the Fire Agreement between the County and the Town of Otter Creek. Mr. Baris spoke to the Board and requested they reconsider their decision to terminate the Fire Agreement between the County and the Town of Otter Creek. Comm. Stevens informed Mr. Baris it was the Boards decision to terminate the Fire Agreement, but the Town of Otter Creek could contract with the City of Chie and if they chose to do so. GARDNYR MICHAEL CAPITAL, INC. Ralph Cellon, Senior Vice President Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2003 refunding. Mr. Cellon spoke to the Board and explained options of what could be done with the Sales Tax Revenue Bonds which total $4.5 million. He stated the Board has an opportunity to save $300,000 over the next 10 years at the rate of about $30,000 per year by authorizing Gardnyr Michael Capital, Inc. to proceed or take no action and continue to pay the current amount which will cost the county about $30,000 per year. By choosing the second option, at September 1st of 2014 the bonds can be paid o with no penalty. Mr. Cellon pointed out the county has a Reserve account, which has not been touched and stated Mr. Shipp has indicated if the Bonds are refunded, there should be a set plan in place in order to utilize this money. Mr. Cellon agreed with Mr. Shipps advice to the Board to refund the money, saving $300,000 and keep the Reserve. Mr. Shipp stated one item to consider for use of some the money saved by the Board would be to give employees a raise. Mr. Moody stated another item for consideration would be the development of 21 acres purchased for a new courthouse which had been discussed by the Space Committee. Comm. Bell added the roof situation on the Court side of the building was in need of repair and could also be something to consider. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve re nancing of the Sales Tax Revenue Bonds. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. e Board agreed to meet on the day of the second Board meeting in January, 2013 to identify their top priorities with regard to repairs on the Courthouse and how to proceed with the existing 21 acres. JORDAN & ASSOCIATES Je rey Winter Presenting recommendation of award for CDBG Title Search Services to Security Title Services. Mr. Winter gave a summarization to the Board of Jordan & Associates recommendation for the award for Title Search services. He stated the County had received 59 pre-applications interested in receiving housing assistance from this program. After two application workshops, the list of pre-applicants was narrowed down to 19 tentative homeowner applicants which meet all eligibility requirements outlined in the countys adopted housing assistance plan. Each of these 19 applicants must then undergo a title search. Quotes were received from three local businesses which provide title search services: Levy Abstract & Title Company, Norm Fugate, P.A., and Security Title Services. It is the recommendation of Jordan & Associates to award the CDBG Title Search Services to Security Title Services. Comm. Johnson made a motion to award CDBG Title Search Services to Security Title Services. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Mike West, 911 Coordinator A. Request Chairmans signature on CenturyLink Centurion Maintenance Contract. B. Request Chairmans signature on Intrado Evergreen Contract. C. Request Chairmans signature on E911 Rural County Grant Application. Mr. West requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign on the above listed maintenance contracts which will provide annual maintenance for the PSAP Equipment and software. By the Chairman signing the E911 Rural County Grant Application, a funding request can be made for annual support on the Smart 911 Service. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairmans signature on the CenturyLink Centurion Maintenance Contract, the Intrado Evergreen Contract and the E911 Rural County Grant Application. NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL David Pieklik, Executive Director Presenting Progress Report. Mr. Pieklik presented the progress report to the Board. PUBLIC COMMENTS Mark Feather spoke to the Board and requested reduction of a Civil Judgment on Constance Burgey in order to allow the sale of the home owned jointly by Ms. Burgey and Amy Burgey to be completed. e amount of the Civil Judgment is $8,400.16. Comm. Bell made a motion to hear a non-agenda item. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Bell made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the release of Judgment 10-MM-775 upon the satisfaction of Judgment 10-CF-756A with the contingency of the check being cut solely to Amy Burgey within 30 days. Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES. Comm. Joyner votes NO. Dana She eld spoke and wished Mrs. Cannon well on her upcoming trip abroad. He also expressed his appreciation for the hard work by the Commissioners on the budget process.Mrs. Cannon thanked the Board for lowering the millage rate.MOSQUITO CONTROL Matt Weldon, Director Request approval of the Contractual Services Agreement with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Levy County acting for and on behalf of Levy County Mosquito Control. Mr. Weldon requested Board approval of the Contractual Services Agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Levy County. e total amount is $18,500 to be received by the County in quarterly payments of $4,625. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Contractual Services Agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT Connie Conley, General Manager Request approval of Resolution 2012-53, authorizing the ling of a Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant application. Ms. Conley requested Board approval for the ling of a Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant application by Resolution 2012-53. In this grant, Ms. Conley stated she is requesting two new buses to replace two which have over 300,000 miles. e total grant amount is $132,512, of which the local match amount is $13,251. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-53, authorizing the ling of a Shirley Conroy Rural Area Capital Assistance Program Grant application. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. SHIP Shenley Neely, Director A. Request approval of Sub-recipient Agreement between Levy County and the Levy-Gilchrist-Suwannee County Housing Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3). Ms. Neely requested Board approval of the Sub-recipient Agreement between Levy County and the LevyGilchristSuwannee County Housing Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3). Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Sub-recipient Agreement between Levy County and the LevyGilchristSuwannee County Housing Authority Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP3) as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. B. Request approval; recommend Board approval of Modi cation Number 2 to Sub-Grant Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County. Ms. Neely requested Board approval of Modi cation Number 2 to Sub-Grant Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County. ere are 10 homes which will all be rented instead of 5 purchased and 5 rented. Bob Williams from the Housing Authority will be getting the homes rented. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve Modi cation Number 2 to the Sub-Agreement between the Department of Economic Opportunity and Levy County. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES. DEVELOPMENT Rob Corbitt, Director Request the Chairman sign the NFIP, AW 214 Annual Recerti cation due to FEMA by October 15t each year. Mr. Corbitt requested Board approval for the Chairman to sign the NFIP, AW 214 Annual Re-certi cation due to FEMA by October 15 each year. Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairman signing the NFIP, AW 214 Annual Re-certi cation as requested. Second was made by Comm. Joyner and the MOTION CARRIES.PUBLIC SAFETY David Knowles, Director Request approval to purchase syringe pumps. Mr. Knowles requested Board approval to purchase 10 syringe pumps which are used to deliver uids into a patients body in a controlled manner, reducing the risk of human error. e three quotes received are listed below: McKesson $24,600 Henry Schein $31,350 Smiths Medical $28,300 Comm. Joyner made a motion to approve the purchase of 10 syringe pumps as requested. Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES. COUNTY COORDINATOR Fred Moody Request direction for a Special Meeting to pay end of the year bills and any other business that may need to come before the Board; suggest Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.Mr. Moody requested director from the Board to schedule a Special Meeting to pay end of year bills and any other business to come before the Board, suggesting Friday the 28th at 9:00 A.M. e Commissioners agreed by consensus to hold a special meeting on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS Comm. Johnson reported there will be a Broadband meeting tomorrow and will report information to the Board at the next meeting. Comm. Johnson asked the other Commissioners if they were still planning to participate in the Beast Feast coming up on September 29th serving clams. Comm. Bell reported the strike team NCBDC will be holding another meeting this month and he will bring information back to the Board. He stated there are opportunities for Board members to attend programs or training seminars by scholarship through the North Florida Economic Partnership, which the Board is a part of. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10:57 A.M. ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEVY COUNTY, FL Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp Chairman, Danny Stevens
The Levy County Journal8AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 up our Constitution when we passed the pregnant pig and the super train amendments. For the rest of the country, yes, Florida did establish constitutionally protected rights for pigs, yet somehow we have a problem establishing constitutionally protected rights for unborn children. e Constitutional Amendment we passed for a High Speed Rail nearly bankrupted the state. We established that the people had a constitutional right to a form of transportation that we had no means to fund. Consequently, we had to pass another Constitutional Amendment to withdraw the previous one, uselessly expending an enormous amount of tax payer dollars on both ends. With those two examples in mind, I would like those who view this guide to keep in mind a few things: When you vote YES and pass a Constitutional Amendment you are creating a constitutionally protected RIGHT to something which includes the appropriate protections and assignments. Constitutionally protected rights must be provided under equal access of the law to all citizens of the state, without discrimination. If you vote YES, the only way to x that amendment is through another Constitutional Amendment. e amendment process represents a great expense to the tax payers. Laws should be passed by Legislators and put into statutes. at is how republican governments work. Repealing or amending statutory laws are part of the everyday legislative process. So if legislators forget to put something in a law or the law turns out to be a bad idea, the legislators simply amend or repeal the law through proper legislative measures. e Constitution provides the basis for the Legislature to create these laws consistent with the Constitution with language such as e Legislature may, by general law, enact Nearly every one of the amendments on this ballot should have been reserved to statutory law and not constitutional law. Why would our legislators want to use the amendment process rather than the proper legislative process? In some of these instances, they tried, but the legislation failed. ey are cluttering up our Constitution to compensate for failed legislation. Perhaps in other instances, by enacting a law through the constitutional amendment process, they can mitigate their responsibility for the law; after all, it was the will of the people. We are a representative government, not a democracy. Our constituency is not adequately informed to make the necessary decisions on these amendments (e.g. pregnant pigs and bankrupting super trains). If the Legislators insist on using the amendment process instead of the proper legislative process, I frankly see very little need to continue having legislators. We could simply move to a pure democracy, re all those who feel too burdened to do their job and save some money. We currently have 7 volumes of statutory law. If we are not careful, our Constitution will look the same.Amendment 1 Health Care Services: ( is amendment will add another section to the Constitution) is legislation is simply the people engaging in the right of the people to nullify unconstitutional federal law. (See Federalist Papers 33 & 64) If this amendment passes, it could provide the state government with the courage necessary to facilitate the real solution: the governor and legislators to nullify this unconstitutional law through legislation. However, if it fails, it could have the opposite e ect, which would be very bad. Lets look at what a YES vote will accomplish Would represent the expressed desire of Floridians to opt out of federal health care reform requirements. Would be an expression in support of nulli cation by the people of Florida. May serve to embolden the Governor and the legislature to stand against the Healthcare Act as unconstitutional and support Liberty and work toward a state free from federal control. Would add language to the Florida Constitution some could argue is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution if determined by the courts to be in con ict with federal law. e assertion presented in this type of law suit would be based upon an improper interpretation of the Supremacy Clause. In this circumstance, standing for what is constitutional and what is a true re ection of liberty is worth the chance of a law suit. Would prevent the Florida Legislature from passing health care coverage mandates.Amendment 2: Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount: ( is amendment adds another section to the Constitution)Interestingly, Amendment 2 exempli es the very argument against legislation through constitutional amendments. On November 7, 2006, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment known as Amendment 7. is amendment provided a property tax discount on homestead property owned by eligible veterans. To be eligible, a veteran must have an honorable discharge from military service, be at least 65 years old, be partially disabled with a permanent service connected disability all or a portion of which must be combat-related, and must have been a Florida resident at the time of entering military service. Apparently when this amendment was designed, several provisions were left out, for whatever reason. ese omissions have now come to light and the only way to x them is through the amendment process. If the original provisions had been passed through the appropriate channels of legislation, a simple amendment to the statute could have been easily passed while the legislature was in session. Now Floridians will incur not only the cost of employing our legislators to do their job, but the cost of amending the constitution when the legislators dont want to, or are unable to do their job. A vote YES on Amendment 2: Would give the existing homestead tax exemption to disabled veterans who were not Florida residents at the time of entering military service. Would reduce property tax revenue for schools and local government services by an estimated $15 million combined over the rst three years of its implementation, and by an estimated $7.6 million each year thereafter. Would expand the property tax exemption for some disabled veterans who are not currently eligible for a similar property tax exemption.Amendment 3: State Government Revenue Limitation ( is amendment would add another section to the Constitution) is amendment is an example of the legislature compensating for failed legislation. Beginning in 2008, several proposals similar to Amendment 3, and sometimes referred to as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), were defeated in the Legislature. So once again the tax payers are getting double dipped for something that legislators could not enact. Not only that, since this is an amendment and NOT legislation, making any necessary adjustments to the formula enacted by this amendment would be slow, costly, and inconvenient. A vote YES on Amendment 3: Would replace the existing state revenue limitation based on personal income growth with a new limitation based on changes in population and in ation. is appears to be a form of baseline budgeting. Baseline budgeting is when the budget contains a built in, consistent increase in taxes allotted to the budget. It seems unclear that this would be indeed a more restrictive form of taxation. A tax rate based upon personal income growth is re ective of the prosperity of the state. If the prosperity of the state is in decline, then so must the tax rate. However, the population, statistically, is NEVER in decline but always increasing. erefore the legislature would seem to have the ability to increase taxes even when the prosperity of the state would not support it. Would revise the current formula regarding government revenue (taxes, licenses, fees, nes, or charges for services). Other states have attempted this formula through legislation and have had to revise their legislation multiple times in attempts to get the formula right. Since this is an amendment to the Constitution and NOT legislation, the adjusting of the formula will be slow, ine ective and very costly. is could cause a signi cant delay in correcting errors or inadequacies in the formula and cost the tax payers unreasonable inconvenience and possible monetary loss.Amendment 4: Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for NonHomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal ( is amendment would add TWO new sections to the Constitution)I must reiterate my concern. Why is this not an issue of legislation? What if some necessary provision is omitted from this amendment and it must be changed? Are we ready to pay for another constitutional amendment that would be necessary if the formulas incorporated needed adjusting? A vote YES on Amendment 4: Would reduce local government revenue by cutting in half the taxable rate on non-homestead property, such as commercial income properties and second homes. is amendment is the state government telling the local governments how to assess their taxes. Would reduce local government revenue by prohibiting increases in the assessed value of homestead property and certain non-homestead property in any year where the market value of the property decreases. Would reduce local government revenue by extending an additional homestead tax exemption to some rst-time homeowners.Amendment 5: State Courts is perhaps is the rst amendment that is justi ably an amendment. However, I believe the drafters have tried to do too much in one bite. In doing so, may have contributed to the amendments defeat. To understand this amendment you must understand the problem that this amendment attempts to x. Many argue that putting the Florida Bar, a nongovernmental entity built of judges and lawyers, in charge of policing judges and lawyers is much like the patients running the asylum. is amendment attempts to put proper checks and balances within the court system by placing the people in greater control of their judges through the elected representatives. A vote YES on Amendment 5 would: Require the Florida Senate to vote to con rm or reject a gubernatorial appointment to the state Supreme Court Many states use this process as well as the federal government. It is designed to give the people a say in their Supreme Court appointments through legislative review. It would help ensure a better re ection of the values of the voters, rather than the whim of one person, the governor. Allow the Legislature to repeal statewide judicial rules adopted by the Supreme Court by a simple majority vote instead of a two-thirds vote I believe this provision could be seen as violation of separation of powers and would bring about multiple law suits at the taxpayers expense. Expand the ability of the state House of Representatives to review con dential les about judges, even if they are not being considered for impeachment is is an aspect of the model of checks and balances that is in place in our US Constitution. is will allow the elected representatives of the people to better police the activity of elected and appointed judges.Amendment 6 Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights ( is amendment would add another section to the Constitution)I understand the intentions of this amendment; however, I do not believe it is e ective. I believe it will cost the tax payers a great deal and perform no relatively signi cant function. Federal law prohibits the expenditure of federal funds for most abortions (exceptions include rape, incest and threats to a mothers life). If passed, Amendment 6 would reiterate those prohibitions in the state constitution. Florida law already prohibits public funds from being spent on abortion; this amendment would not change current abortion funding practices. is amendment spends tax dollars to simply show a majority of the states voters support existing governmental restrictions. We could probably do that with a poll and save some money. e only amendment that will do what the proponents of this amendment want to do is a Personhood amendment. But Personhood amendments are seen as extreme by opponents. is seems to be a compromise of no e ect. A vote YES on Amendment 6: Would mean that Floridas constitutional right to privacy is not applicable to abortion-related issues. is would open the door to multiple law suits that have a reasonable prospect at success. Removing a persons right to privacy is a two way street. Do we want all persons seeking counseling regarding abortion issues to lose their right to privacy, even those seeking pro-life counseling? If we remove the right to privacy for adults in an aspect the world sees as a medical procedure, will we be giving the government the authority to expand that loss of privacy to other medical procedures? Could allow more restrictive abortion laws to be found constitutional by Florida courts. Would restate in the Florida Constitution federal and state law that prohibits public funds from being used for abortion or health insurance coverage of abortion. Amendment 8: Religious Freedom America o ers the greatest protection of religious freedom anywhere in the world. Floridas Constitution mirrors those protections. We do not need greater religious freedom, we need greater protection from government intrusion in the church. Amendment 8 is not about religious freedom it is about religious funding and would invite further government control on the church. Not only that, because all government funds must be used in a nondiscriminatory manner, this amendment would require the government to fund ALL RELIGIONS; Islamic, Satanic, and any other group of people calling themselves a religion. Is that how you want YOUR tax dollars spent? For an in depth explanation, please visit http://www.krisannehall.com/index.php/blog/133amendment-8-trusting-government-over-god. A vote YES on Amendment 8: Would repeal the no aid provision in the Florida Constitution and allow public money to go to private religious institutions. at means taxpayers will fund ALL religious institutions, allowing the funding of Islam and all extreme cult religions, (do you want to nancially support religious actions of those like the Westboro Baptists who protest military funerals?). Would not expand religious freedom, we already have religious freedom in this state and in this nation. is amendment is not about freedom it is about funding. Would allow for a greater number of religious programs to be supported by taxpayer funding. Opening the door for the government to control these religious programs and institutions through regulation of the taxpayers funds. Would establish a constitutional right to receive tax dollars for the payment of religious institutions. If a religious educational institution wanted to refuse this funding and avoid government controls, it is feasible that the parent could sue that school for interfering with their constitutionally protected right.Amendment 9: Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder ( is amendment would add another section to the Constitution)Again, why is this not an issue of legislation? What if some necessary provision is omitted from this amendment and it must be changed? Are we ready to pay for another constitutional amendment when this one needs to be amended or repealed? A Yes vote for Amendment 9: Would grant full homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouses of rst responders who die in the line of duty. Would enshrine in the state Constitution a law that currently o ers full property tax relief to surviving spouses of veterans who die while on active duty. Would allow spouses whose partners died before the passage of the Amendment to be eligible for the tax exemption.Amendment 10: Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption ( is amendment would add another section to the Constitution)Another legislative issue NOT a constitutional issue. A vote YES for Amendment 10: Would double the tax exemption on tangible personal property (furniture, xtures, machinery, tools, shelving, signs and equipment.) Would allow cities and counties to grant additional tangible personal property tax exemptions. Would reduce local property tax revenues across the state by an estimated $61 million combined over the rst three years it is implemented.Voter Guides continued from page 1A continued on page 9A
The Levy County Journal 9AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Amendment 11: Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed ValueAnother legislative issue NOT a constitutional issue. A vote YES on Amendment 11: Would authorize cities and counties to grant a full homestead exemption to certain low-income seniors. Would require a super-majority vote by local governments to grant the exemption. Would reduce tax revenues to local governments across the state by an estimated $18.5 million combined over the rst two years it is implemented.Amendment 12: Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University SystemIronically this amendment would create a constitutional requirement that would force the establishment of a bureaucracy. A vote YES on Amendment 12: Would create a new council of student body presidents from which the student representative to the Board of Governors would be selected. Would remove the Florida Student Association president from the Board of Governors. Would require all state university student body presidents to participate in the newly created council. Below are other websites with their criteria for voting for or against the 2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments on our ballot for Nov. 6 § e James Madison Institutes Journal 2012: http:// www.jamesmadison.org/publications/2012-fall-journal2012- orida-voters-guide-to-proposed-constitutionalamendments.html § e Florida Panhandle Patriots: http://www. panhandlepatriots.com/All_Amendments.html § Florida League of Women Voters: http://www. oridavoices.com/myturn/league-urges-no-vote-all-11proposed-amendments § GOP and League of Women Voters: http://www2.tbo. com/news/politics/2012/sep/28/amendments-make-strangebedfellows-ar-515763/Voter Guides continued from page 8A
The Levy County Journal10AOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 School Event CalendarRebecca Russo, Shark Correspondent 10-1 Cross Country (A) MS/V 4:30 10-2 Volleyball (H) MS 5:30-V 6:30; Girl Scouts 2:30 Pre-K Classroom; High Q (H) VS. Williston 10-4 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 10-5 FFA AG Sales CDE; Cross Country (A) Disney Inv. & FFA COLT 10-8 FCAT Retakes; FTE Week 8-12 10-9 Volleyball (H) 5:00/6:00 & PTO Meeting 3:30 10-10 Early Release 12:00 & Jr. Girl Scouts 12:30 10-11 FFA District Forestry Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 Cross Country (H) MS 4:30/ V 5:30 10-13 Girl Scouts Founder Day in Bronson & SWAT Highway Clean-up 10:00 10-15 Volleyball (H) MS 4:00/ V 5:00; Cross Country (A) MS 4:30/ V 5:30 10-16 Volleyball (H) DH 4:00/5:00; Girl Scouts 2:30 Pre-K Classroom 10-17 PSAT Test; READiSTEP 7th Grade 10-18 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00 & 2:45 Jr. Beta Induction 10-19 End of 1st 9 weeks; FBLA District Leadership Day Ocala 10-20 Seafood Festival 20-21 10-22 Teacher Workday No School; Volleyball District @ Trenton TBA 10-23 Professional Dev. Day No School/Cross Country (A) MS 5:00/ V 6:30 & High Q (A)/ National FFA Convention 10-24 Early Release 12:00 & Jr. Girl Scouts 12:30 10-25 Family Reading Night 6:30-8:00; Cross Country (A) MS 4:30/ V 4:30 Country Meet 10-26 Report Cards 10-30 High Q (H) VS. Bronson 10-31 Girl Scouts 2:30 Pre-K Classroom6,000 Books to an Awesome MakeoverBy Mikayla Pope, Shark Correspondent Cedar Key School accepts the challenge of reading 6,000 AR books before the January 18th deadline. e previous year the students read 4,500 books, but the faculty and sta are positive the kindergarten through 12th grade students can achieve the 6,000 book goal. As a motivating reminder, Mrs. Sue Penny and Mrs. Lisa Smith will be putting up a bulletin board in the cafeteria marking the amount of school wide AR books read as well as how close the students are to reaching their goal. e deadline lands on the same week as Literacy week which is celebrated every year with dress-up days and decorating each door with a book cover of the class choice. If the students meet the 6,000 book challenge Mr. Faircloth has agreed to an extreme makeover from Mrs. Sue and Mrs. Lisa. To get the school excited for this challenge the students are spreading the news and encouraging each other to read as many AR books as they can squeeze in. is challenge is a fun way for us to get our AR deadlines done fast, and we actually have something to look forward to! says sophomore Taryn Epperson. Let the reading begin!Cedar Key FFA: Fundraiser By Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent e Cedar Key FFA Chapter is headed to National Convention to receive recognition for their Food For All project, targeting world hunger at the grassroots level. However, this trip is quite costly and the chapter needs a little assistance in getting to Indianapolis, Indiana. Cedar Key FFA members sold fried sh dinners on Tuesday, October 9th from 5-8 PM at Robinsons Seafood. Running the Race: One Step at a TimeBy Lauren Bartholemy, Shark CorrespondentYou can see the nish line; the crowd is cheering you on. Your lungs feel as if they are about to burst, and your legs and arms feel as if they are going to fall o but you continue to push yourself faster. Your heart is pumping in your ears at this point, and you cross the nish line. Someone shoves a card in your hand and pushes you to the side. You just ran 3.1 miles. Cedar Key Cross Country runners have been preparing for this moment since the beginning of the school year. Coach Brad Penny has the team on a new work out regime. Morning runners arrive at the school at 6:00 in the morning for weight lifting or drills and a three-mile run. All the hard work paid o as they raced through the rst meet. e meet took place in Williston. Keith Eberhardt, senior on the team, placed rst, closely followed by younger cousin Ben Wilson who took second. Austin Pope collected fourth place, Kevin Carswell received seventh place, and Cody Beckham got eighth place. e boys team as a whole won the meet. Cedar Key Varsity Girls were not to be outdone by the boys. MacKenzie Kirkbride placed rst in the meet, and defending champion, Lauren Bartholemy followed closely with second. Brooke Allen collected fth place, followed by Jessica Mitchell with seventh. Sarah Bartholemy closed the deal with tenth place. e girls team also brought home rst. e following week the cross country team ran again at the Yankeetown Middle School Invitational. Cedar Key team went as a whole, but competing middle school students were, MacKenzie Kirkbride, Kent Sloan, and Wyatt Carswell. Kirkbride took home the gold for the second time in a row for Cedar Key. Wyatt Carswell placed ninth place in his division, and although not placing, Kent Sloan nished the meet with a personal record. Sarah Bartholemy, sophomore, commented on races, It is an endurance sport, you always have to push yourself to the limit. We are gaining the ability to push ourselves past our breaking point. Were just running our race one step at a time.Cedar Key School S.W.A.T Team By Rebecca Russo, Shark CorrespondentCedar Key School o ers students many opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities. One activity started at Cedar Key School last year when students, under the leadership of Ms. Kathy Hudson, put the rst S.W.A.T. team together. S.W.A.T. stands for Students Working against Tobacco. Ms. Hudson stated I started S.W.A.T. in Cedar Key last year because I felt that students needed to understand how big tobacco companies target youth and promote tobacco use with kid-centered advertising. e deadline to join the S.W.A.T. team is October 1st; it is open to both middle and high school students. Grade point average is not a factor to becoming a member of S.W.A.T., but in order to attend eld trips you must have at least a C. Cedar Key S.W.A.T. team participates in a minimum of two community projects each school year. e two major projects this year are International Coastal Cleanup and Highway #345 Cleanups, which will be in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and local community volunteers.Cedar Key School Shark News October 15 2012October 16 2012October 17 2012October 18 2012October 19 2012Cheeseburger w/Ketchup/Mustard or Chicken Sandwich w/Mayo Lettuce/ Tomato/Pickle Green Beans or Peas Orange/Diced or Sliced Peaches BBQ Chicken or Salisbury Steak Buttered Wheat Pasta Carrot/Celery Sticks w/Dip Steamed Cabbage or Red Beans Apple/Mixed Fruit Homemade Cornbread Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce and Homemade Garlic Bread/Roll or Hot Dog on Bun w/Ketchup/Mustard Sweet Potato FriesTossed Salad w/SpinachBanana/Fruit Topped Cake Scalloped Potatoes w/ Ham or Swedish Meatballs w/ Brown Rice or Mashed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Apple/Chilled Applesauce Sweet Potato Pie Beef Tacos w/Cheese/ Taco Sauce or BBQ Chicken Melt Lettuce/Tomato Buttered Corn Orange Wedges/Diced or Slices Peaches Whole Wheat Cookie/ Brownie Bar Surprise!October 22 2012October 23 2012October 24 2012October 25 2012October 26 2012No SchoolNo SchoolShepherds Pie or Grilled Cheese Sandwich Tomato Soup Carrot/Celery Sticks w/Dip Orange/Applesauce Macaroni and Cheese w/Ham or Popcorn Chicken Tossed Salad w/ Spinach Green Beans or Peas Banana/Spiced Apples Homemade Wheat RollMANAGERS CHOICE(Please check with your school o ce for todays menu.)In 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 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 Mitchs Gold & Diamonds by Lisa Statham Posteraro (photos by Cathy Anderson)Ever wondered how teachers teach writing? Especially the level of writing required to score a 4 or more on the FCAT Writing 2.0 administered to students in grades 4, 8 and 10? anks to intense Writers in Control training, Williston Elementary Schools 3rd and 4th grade teachers are well prepared to be expert writing coaches. Fourth-grade teacher Joelene Vining just glows with excitement when she speaks of the success shes having with her class of budding writers. I really wanted to think of something that would make my kids zone in on the necessary parts of a well-written essay. Im a visual learner as are most people, so I thought of glow paint! said Vining. ey had to paint the various parts of their essays with glow paint! Heres a step-by-step for what she did. First, students wrote a rough draft for the expository prompt. Our prompt was to write about our favorite classroom job. Mine was being the teachers helper, said Hanna Geiger, one of the students in Vinings class. eyd learned what a focus statement is, how to formulate a main idea, which transitions to use within each paragraph and between paragraphs, and how to incorporate dialogue. Oh, and dont forget that triad of verbs, at least two anecdotes and a wrap-up sentence! is is the formula for a high-scoring expository essay for the fourth grade FCAT Writing test. Once the rough draft was complete, students met with Vining to edit and revise. en on to the next stepwrite the nal draft, which began with the main idea and focus statement on fuchsia paper. Next came the orange paper on which the rst anecdote was copied, followed by the blue portion for the second anecdote. Once the rst half of the essay was written, students were ready to identify important pieces of their introduction and rst main idea. We had to paint the glow paint over di erent parts of our writing, said Anthony Gri th, another student in Vinings writing class.After students nished their rst main ideas, they started the second one. In addition, with this draft the students had to identify the various required parts of the essay in the left margin. ey could check out the results in the dark room where the parts glowed, a de nite visual to let them know if they had included each requisite part. It glowed in the dark. We went into the closet to see the words glow! said Anthony. You could see that you had included all the parts Mrs. Vining had taught us to put in our expository essay. e result? A close-to-perfect expository essay with all the required parts! Not only was Vining pleased with the students e orts; so were Marla Hiers and Melissa Lewis, the schools principal and assistant principal. ese students obviously knew what Mrs. Fourth Graders Write Glowing Essays Vining expected of them. She had taught them well, and they were performing, said Hiers.It was great to see the students really enjoying themselves, said Lewis. We know that when students exhibit such enthusiasm, they are de nitely engaged and, no doubt, learning what their teachers want them to learn. I know it seems like were taking baby steps, but when I see them really get it, then I know what Im doingwhat were all doingdoes work, said Vining. I certainly didnt learn this when I was a 4th grader. We are requiring our students to demonstrate their ability to be given a prompt, or topic, organize and compose a well thought-out essay with few spelling or conventional errors, all within less than an hour block of timeand theyre doing it! I am so proud of my hard workers! With great concentration, 4th graders Anthony Gri th, Maddie Ervin, Andrs Castillo and Hanna Geiger dip their brushes in their cup of glow paint in order to paint their transition words, triad of verbs and other important parts of their essay.
The Levy County Journal 11AOctober 11, 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 110 LOST115 NOTICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE 500 FOR SALE540 LIVESTOCK Classifieds Journal Levy County LOST: BLACK FEMALE CAT small, 7 years old, spayed, microchipped, lost on February 15, 2012 in Levy County. Reward. 352/615-0541. 11/1Jf115 NOTICESADVERTISER 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 24-hour local hotline number. --------ADDICTION RECOVERY MEETING Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our meetings held the 1st and 3rd Thursday night of the month at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 7:00 PM Hwy. 340 in Bell, at the ashing light, west of 129. Call 386/935-2300 or Kevin Craven at 352/463-8700 or go to www.grace-ministry. net for more info. Tfnf --------Guardian ad Litem Be the one to advocate for abused and neglected children who have never been told they are loved, smart, strong, worthy that they are Somebody. Dont wait to be the one to give them hope. No special background needed. Legal and staff support provided. The next class starts June 12th. Orientations held every 4th Thursday from 12-1 pm at 102 N. Main St, Chie and. For more info, call 352/4936051 or go to www.gal. alachua. .us. Only 50% of children in Levy County have an advocate to stand up for them. Call today 352/493-6051 Visit today www.gal. alachua. .us Tfn Jf --------NEW OPEN NA MEETING IN CEDAR KEY The United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting a new N.A. meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is an Open Meeting for A.A. members as well as N.A. members. tfnf125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! We move em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joes Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------MIKES LAWN MAINTENANCE & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICE Mow it and Wash it with One Call to Mike at 352/215-9459. 10/18Jp --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 11/8Jp130 FREEFREE DOG WALKER HOUND MIX: 3-yearold male Walker-Hound needs a home. Owner now in nursing home and this housebroken dog needs to move where he can get good care and love on someone else. Lives in Old Town now; call 352/5423375. 10/11Jf135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDAS LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programs Web site at http://ombudsman. my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf210 HELP WANTEDCASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 11/1Jp300 RENTALSCHEAPER STORAGE FIRST Month FREE Climate Controlled Down from Dollar General in Williston 352/528-0778 tfnJp415 MOBILEHOME SALEGREAT INVESTMENT STOCK MARKET UP! Property values on the rise with future looking good for the right person. 10 ACRES, 3BED/2BATH DWMH, In Chie and: 48x28, 2-yearold new metal roof, fully furnished. Cross fenced, 8 wired dog pens or for fowl. 2 wells, nicely treed. Owner very, very motivated. (321) 723-7380, cell (321) 2582504. 5/24Jp440 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. 10/18Jp --------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. 10/18Jp --------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. 10/18Jp --------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. 10/18Jp --------4.75 ACRES COUNTRY SETTING : In Williston, Florida. Only $39,900. Owner Financing. Call 802299-8489 11/1Jp445 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. 10/18Jp CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 11/1Jp500 FOR SALEDIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! We have the latest technology in laser etchings and can also inscribe nal dates and lettering at the cemetery. Located at 1471 NE 512 Ave. (behind McCrab church) Hwy 349 7 miles north of Old Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4 & Sat. 8-12 or call for after hours appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/13Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-262-4169 for more information. tfnJe --------LUMBER FOR SALE Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn --------CENTER PIVOT COPPER WIRE COVERS Dont be a victim of copper theft! For more information call Mason Stump (352) 3031048. 10/20Jp --------THE BUBBLY BATH LIFT holds up to 350 pounds. $400 or best offer. (352) 490-4485. Jftfn REGISTERED TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES: Broodmares and one gelding, hand tame, friendly, barn and pasture kept, healthy, halter broke, handled and trimmed regularly on small family farm. Some previously ridden, some not. Too old to keep anymore. Price negotiable. GOOD HOME ONLY. No kill buyers. Call 386/935-2880 or 386/8540331 for more information. tfnJe555 AUTOMOBILESANY JUNK CAR cash paid up to $300. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 11/1Jp 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com Read the Levy County Journal classi eds 24/7/365 online @LevyJournalOnline.com CLASSIFIED ADS
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Levy County Featured Properties: By Lisa Statham Posteraro, WES Safety Patrol Coadviser Heres a magnet for your refrigerator! It has local emergency phone numbers! ats what people heard if they passed by the booth manned by the Williston Elementary School Safety Patrol trainees at the 23rd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival, sponsored by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. Since were an organization created to promote safety, we think its a good idea to help our citizens have those phone numbers they might need in emergency situations, said Lisa Posteraro, co-adviser of the patrollers. She and colleague Helen Darling, the schools art teacher, who currently have 42 trainees on their roll, ordered 1,000 emergency magnets from A/C Printing in Williston. Williston gives so much to us; we feel we must do something for Williston. e magnets are given away, adds Posteraro. As they have done in the past, Knau Funeral Homes provided a 15 x 15 tent for the group. At a table in front of the tent, the trainees stood and greeted passers-by as they o ered their free magnets. And I got to deposit over $100 in donations, said Posteraro. As I mentioned, our community always gives so much to us. At intervals, trainees put on their gloves, grabbed a plastic trash bag and headed north and south to make sure the trash situation was under control. e Chamber makes a donation to our safety patrol in return for our cleaning up during and after the Peanut Festival, said Posteraro. We wanted to be sure we earned every penny. At the conclusion of the festival, the nal crew of four trainees Dnika Appling, Lily Bies, Nayeli Gardea and Angelina Maguire went out for a last reconnoiter. On a Saturday with games going on, we still had a great group of young people show up to help, said Posteraro. Community service is so important. Our patrol trainees are learning just how important it is. e next outing for the WES Safety Patrol trainees is ursday, October 18th. eyll march in the Williston High School Homecoming Parade and have a booth at the carnival at Booster Stadium.WES Patrol Trainees Help at Festival WES Safety Patrol trainees Lily Bies, Angelina Maguire, Nayeli Gardea and Dnika Appling along with patrol co-adviser Helen Darling are ready with their plastic gloves and bags to make sure the grounds of Heritage Park are litter-free as the 23rd Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival draws to a close. e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday Oct 4 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had several visitors stop by and joined in the group to help sandwich Lindas Watermelon Quilt. Everyone enjoyed seeing the quilt and the two king-sized pillow shams that she had completed. Winnelles blue and white Jewel Box quilt has been sandwiched and is in the frame to be quilted. is is a twin size quilt that is bright and cheery. Were using a quilt frame that was donated to the Museum which we wanted to try to see how the new frame works. e frame is very sturdy and the height is easily adjustable for those doing the quilting. Greg and the boys were out during the week. One of the boys has started rearranging the quilts on the racks. Hes grouping the baby quilts together and will refold the larger quilts. e outside looks great. anks Lancaster. Were working in the Quilt room planning to hang pictures of Winnelle, Mary Brookins and many of the ladies who were so helpful in getting the Museum started and built. We have the donated fabric folded and measured so the room is beginning to take shape. e decorative plates have been moved to the hallways along with more of the sampler blocks that had been made over the years. While the volunteers may be keeping the Museum open, we couldnt do without the Communitys support and help. e wonderful donations of fabric, quilt/craft magazines and various other items really help. Stop in and say hi when youre in the area its also OK with us if you make a special trip to see us. e rocking chairs are waiting and the weather will soon let us sit on the front porch and swing. Lindas king-sized Watermelon quilt being sandwiched together. Doing the work on table tops is much easier th an doing the work on the oor.Log Cabin Quilters Mr. Tony and Mrs. Tonya Parker would like to announce the engagement of their son Wesley Parker to Tegan Blomquist. Wesley is a graduate of Bronson High School and is currently employed as a maintenance technician in Gainesville, which is where the couple met. Tegan is a Gainesville native with hopes of nishing an accounting degree from Santa Fe College. e two have planned a small wedding on March 2, 2013 to take place at First Baptist Church of Bronson. Thank YouWe would like to thank the following for providing such good care for Ryan over the last weekend. Dixie County EMS Dixie County Fire Rescue Gilchrist County EMS Shands ER Sta Shands Pediatric Sta Shands Orthopedic Sta ank you for your professionalism and your compassion. We would also like to thank our Dixie football coaches and teammates; opposing team coaches and players from the league and our family and friends for their visits, phone calls and texts. Your help, concern and prayers are deeply appreciated. ank you all for your support. Sincerely, Ryan Petty and Family
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 89, NO. 14 50 CENTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION B Its once again time for our annual Ride to Provide event to bene t the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC). e Ride to Provide was founded four years ago by members of the Levy County Law Enforcement community and has been very successful in the past raising funds to assist this deserving organization. is ride is one of only two private fundraising events held each year that help to fund the education and training programs for this group of incredible people who live with developmental disabilities. e seventh annual Motorcycle Fundraiser, "Ride to Provide" will be held on October 20, 2012 starting at Bronson High School. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with free co ee and doughnuts. Kickstands up at 10:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.ridetoprovide.net. is Law Enforcement escorted ride is approximately 64 miles in length and will travel through scenic Levy County. is ride is free of cost but donations are greatly appreciated. Riders will have another opportunity to support Levy ARC by purchasing a hamburger/hotdog plate at the end of the ride. All proceeds from this event directly support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens. T-Shirts will be available the day of the ride. For more information or to help sponsor this event please contact Sean or Beth Mullins at 352/316-3260 or 352/528-2222 e Levy Association for Retarded Citizens was organized in 1976 by concerned residents of Levy County. e ARC has aimed to furnish the men and women we serve with programs and services that will provide real life training and skills. ese skills are stepping stones enabling the recipient to live their lives with dignity and self respect qualities of life that everyone deserves. LARC attributes the programs success to a dedicated Board of Directors, Executive Director, sta and the many volunteers. Mental Retardation has no boundaries. It does not discriminate as to ones race, religion, or economic status. It can and does a ect families in all parts of the world and our community is no exception. ree out of every one hundred children born are or will become mentally retarded. ere are an estimated 6 million mentally retarded people in the United States today and the number is not decreasing. Over twenty million Americans know the experience of mental retardation. LARCs mission is to empower the mentally challenged individuals we serve with the ability to choose and realize their own goals, and promote their strengths through education and advocacy with the support of families, friends and the community. LARCs Programs e goal of LARCs programs is to teach our recipient daily living skills that will allow them to function at their best possible level, protect themselves from basic life dangers and promote self worth. Adult Basic Education Program Levy ARC o ers classes to teach reading and math skills, money management, and other life skills type training assisting the recipient to live as productively as possible in their community. Community Based Employment Program is a gateway through which persons with disabilities are assisted in nding employment in the community once they are assessed and found to be capable of holding employment as a productive member of our society working along side of non-disabled workers. is program provides essential support services to the recipient as well as the employer. Some of the components for this program are: on site training for the recipient; training compensation to the employer; job placement assistance; and acting as a liaison in the community. Living Skills Program teaches classes in the area of hands on opportunities using appliances, preparing meals, planning menus, setting the table, table etiquette, after meal cleanup and personal grooming. Homemaking skills include maintaining a clean kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room including proper handling of dangerous household substances and what to do in case of an emergency. Adult Day Training Facility is both a production area and training center for nearly forty mentally challenged working adults. e main component of this program is furniture re nishing. All phases of furniture re nishing are performed by our trainees with sta supervision. Other work includes a contract with the Levy County Road Department cutting the rags they use. Supported Living provides training and assistance to consumers who live autonomously in their own homes or apartments. e instructor provides assistance with acquiring, retaining or improving skills related to the activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene and grooming, household chores, meal preparation, shopping, personal nances, and the social and adaptive skill necessary to enable individuals to reside on their own. So visit ridetoprovide.net and learn more about helping this segment of our community. Volunteers are needed for LARC and sponsors are needed for the ride. Get involved today in any part of this endeavor to better the lives of our mentally challenged citizens of Levy County.Law Enforcement Rides to Provide for Levy ARC WHS Homecoming O ers Fun, T-shirts, Football and RoyaltyIts that time of year again! Williston High School Homecoming starts Monday, October 15th and ends Friday, the 19th. e community-wide events this week are Powder-pu the Devil Dash, Homecoming Parade and Carnival. Powder-pu will take place on the 16th at 7:00 PM with admission at $3 per person and concessions will be available. e Devil Dash happens on the 18th at 4:30 PM; it is a one-mile fun run to bene t the Junior class and your weekly exercise! Admission is $15 per person and that includes a 1st Annual Devil Dash T-shirt. e Homecoming Parade starts immediately after the Dash at 5:00 PM. with the Carnival beginning shortly after the parade. ere is no charge at the entrance, but there will be individual booths with di erent food and games. e Finale of the week will be our Football game against the Chie and Indians at 7:30 PM and, during halftime, we will crown our Homecoming King and Queen. We look forward to seeing you at all of the upcoming events. Come out and support e Mighty Red Devils! submitted by Rachel Farmer, Vice President of WHS Student Body e 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival o ers all that and more. Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club, the Cedar Key Lionesses, and supported by sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture's Fresh From Florida Gulf Seafood promotion program, the festival o ers ne food, entertainment, shopping and family fun.As one of Levy countys largest events, the 43rd Cedar Key Seafood Festival celebrates the areas shing heritage, o ering two days of fantastic food, shopping, music, and family fun on the beautiful old Florida island city of Cedar Key.Arts & Crafts Over 250 arts and crafts exhibitors will show and sell their work on Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM until 5 PM along Cedar Keys Second Street in the popular annual Seafood Festival Arts and Crafts Fair. On Saturday morning at 11 AM., the crowd pleasing Lions Club sponsored Seafood Festival Parade proceeds down Gulf Boulevard to the City Marina. Floats, decorated golf carts, bikes, boats, cars, and individuals compete in good humored fun for awards, cash prizes and the best sea 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood FestivalSaturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21, 9 AM. to 5 PMHungry for Seafood? Arts & Crafts? Live music on the Gulf? creature costume. Participation is free. For parade registration information, contact Pam Oakley at (352) 543-0809. And then theres the seafood! the Food in the Park is a community-wide fundraising event with over a dozen Cedar Key community groups, churches, nonpro ts, and school clubs serving up fresh seafood and homemade delicacies in food court booths at the beachside city park. Typical of the delicacies at the festival are fried sh sandwiches, clam fritters, funnel cakes, oysters, Cedar Key clams, fried mullet dinners, crab cakes, corn on the cob, French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, iced tea, co ee, ice cold water, lemonade, cakes, cookies, and deserts. Free Live Music enjoy your seafood under a cabana while listening to free live music at the seaside in Cedar Keys beachfront City Park. e Live Music in the Park takes place from 11:30 until 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, presenting great music sets performed by outstanding Central Florida musicians such as Southern Slang with Danny Wooten and Butch Wise, Neil Lofgren and the Breeze T.J. Brown and Co and a special two day appearance by up and coming Nashville recording star Ashlyn Grayce. Live music continues in the evening at local establishments throughout the island. Location: Cedar Key, Levy County, Florida. State Route 24 and Second Street and at the Gulf front City Park. 9-5 Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20 & 21.See more pictures on page 6B. $5200 REWARDFor information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who buried newborn Tucker alive on September 27, 2012. Call 352-528-4991
The Levy County Journal2BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Seeing Christies Mission: Variable ~ Visual ~ Variety. We are looking for pieces that inspire and have visual impact. Registration forms on the CKAC website under Gallery. Please join us for the rst Opening, November 3 from 4 6 PM. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served Open Studio: Free time for Members to come to the CK Arts Center and work on their projects. You can bring whatever medium you wish to work on and leave it set up for the days the studio is open. Boat Builders every Wednesday at 9 AM.; contact Earl Starnes 543-6715 October Workshops Oct. 13, 14 Monotype Printing with Akua by Libby Cagle. 10 to 3 PM Introduction to monotype, inking the plate, registering the plate, transferring ink to paper, creating texture, chine colle and other collage. Limited to 6 students. $55 for two days for members; $70 for non-members. Most supplies included, extra paper available for purchase. Contact: libbysart@ netscape.net or 352-543-5232.Oct. 19 Pine Needle Basketry by Diane Moore, 10 to 4 PMLearn how to create a historic pine needle basket in the same way as the early Florida pioneers did. You will receive individual hands-on instruction as you create a small trinket basket. (Please visit Dianes website to view basket possibilities: www.SouthernPineStudio.com). All materials and written directions are provided. Limit 8 students. Cost $50; $55 nonmembers. Contact: Floridabaskets@gmail.com or call 386-4050367. Deadline: Oct. 15. Oct. 22-29 Beginning rowing with Clay by Amy Gernhardt, 6-9 PM 8 nights of classes with ve mandatory appearances per student. e CK Arts Center will be available for additional practice times to enhance pro ciency. A sign-up sheet for practice times will be available the rst night. Limited to 10 students. is is a beginner class so we will be focusing on techniques: centering and opening, pulling up walls of cylinder, trim and clean cylinder, load bisque kiln, glaze nished cylinder, load and re kiln. Participants will pay $10 per class ($15 non-members) or $50 in instructor fees ($75 non),plus $10 supply cost. Contact: Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org Oct. 30-Nov. 2 Open Studio for anyone who wants to work on any art projects.Cedar Key 43rd Annual Seafood Festival Oct. 20 21 e Cedar Key Annual Seafood Festival is a major event over two days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. featuring arts and crafts exhibits and, of course, the wonderful local seafood all together in City Park. Live music will be playing at several places around town during the days and nights, with a parade on Saturday morning. e lighthouse on Seahorse Key is hosting an open house on the big island 3 miles west of Cedar Key. Explore the island and the lighthouse or enjoy the exhibits. ere will be shuttle boats available at City Marina. Dont forget your camera and binoculars. For arts and crafts vendor information contact: elma McCain at 352/543-5436. For festival information contact: e Cedar Key Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 610, Cedar Key, Florida 32625; phone 352/543.5600 phone; email: info@cedarkey. orgLevy County Community Calendar BRONSONDemocrats To Meet Oct. 16Anyone interested in the Democratic Party and helping to elect Democrats are welcome to come and join us at the Bronson Restaurant on Tues. Oct. 16 at 6 PM. Call or contact Charley King at 352/493-4797 for additional information.Bronson Chamber of Commerce Meeting Oct. 17 e Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce will meet on Wed. Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building.Breast Cancer Awareness March Oct. 27On Oct. 27 there will be an Breast Cancer Awareness March in Bronson starting in front of the Post O ce at 10 AM and continuing to the Youth Park until 2 PM. ere will be guest speakers including a representative of the American Cancer Society and entertainment including Bronsons own Reginald Stacy. Vendors are encouraged to participate and for more information contact Reginald Stacy at 352-577-4555.Bronson Town Council Meeting Nov. 5 e Bronson Town Council will NOT meet in October. e next council meeting will be on Mon. Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Greater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceMembership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact email@example.com or laci_ firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email email@example.com ARCHERFall Frolics in Archer Nov. 9 e Archer Historical Society will be sponsoring a Fall Frolics in downtown Archer on Fri., Nov. 9 from 5 PM to 8:30 PM. e A.H.S. invites you to come and celebrate the coming of fall with this fun new public event. No event or exhibit space fee is required to participate but participants are required to register with the committee prior to the event. Food, games, and entertainment are planned. For information or application, contact J. Braley at 352/672-4660 or Mary Hope 352/495-2130. OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Council Meeting Oct. 15 e Otter Creek Town Council will meet on Mon. Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.GAINESVILLEQuilt Exhibition at Trinity United Methodist Church Oct. 15 Jan. 6Join the congregation, and members and family of Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) as they celebrate the opening of the Trinity United Methodist Church quilt exhibition following Sunday services at noon, October 21, 2012. e Opening Reception will be held in the second oor, education building of Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 4000 NW 53rd Avenue in Gainesville. QACDGs exhibition will include quilts that go on beds, quilts that hang on walls, and ber art creations that will reside in a showcase. e quilts and other works of ber art will remain on display in the churchs art gallery through the holiday season. e quilts and ber art works will be on exhibition beginning Mon., Oct. 15, 2012 through Sun., Jan. 6. Art gallery hours are Mon. through urs., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to noon. e gallery is closed Saturday. For more information, contact Judy Kavanagh, (386) 518-6402, or Grace TeSelle, art exhibit committee, (352) 3728673, at Trinity United Methodist Church, (352) 376-6615.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting Oct. 16 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall with the next meeting on Oct. 16. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. with the next meeting being on Oct. 2 at City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132.Cedar Key Arts Center Workshop Schedule for Oct. 2012You can register for all workshops at the Cedar Keyhole, by contacting the instructor or Donna Bushnell at djbushne@ bellsouth.net. Everyone is welcome to attend workshops; $5 additional charge for nonmembers of Cedar Key Arts Center.Art Opportunities: City of Gainesville o ers a public art opportunity for Rapid Transit Station of outdoor sculpture or interior relief with budget of $97,000 ($3,000 in honoraria). Deadline Oct. 26 at 5 PM No fee. ere is criteria for artist to meet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org November at the Cedar Key Arts Center is an Open Community Show and the deadline is October 16 at 5 PM. e show is called, Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 11 Low 5:13 AM 1.3 7:31 AM Rise 3:27 AM 25 11 High 11:14 AM 3.5 7:06 PM Set 4:26 PM 11 Low 5:49 PM 0.7 11 High 11:59 PM 3.4 F 12 Low 6:08 AM 0.8 7:32 AM Rise 4:27 AM 16 12 High 12:14 PM 3.7 7:05 PM Set 5:04 PM 12 Low 6:35 PM 0.6 Sa 13 High 12:34 AM 3.7 7:33 AM Rise 5:28 AM 9 13 Low 6:56 AM 0.4 7:04 PM Set 5:42 PM 13 High 1:07 PM 3.9 13 Low 7:17 PM 0.7 Su 14 High 1:07 AM 3.9 7:33 AM Rise 6:32 AM 3 14 Low 7:40 AM -0.1 7:03 PM Set 6:23 PM 14 High 1:57 PM 3.9 14 Low 7:57 PM 0.8 M 15 High 1:40 AM 4.1 7:34 AM Rise 7:38 AM 0 15 Low 8:24 AM -0.4 7:02 PM Set 7:07 PM 15 High 2:45 PM 3.9 15 Low 8:36 PM 1 Tu 16 High 2:14 AM 4.3 7:34 AM Rise 8:46 AM 0 16 Low 9:09 AM -0.6 7:01 PM Set 7:55 PM 16 High 3:33 PM 3.8 16 Low 9:15 PM 1.1 W 17 High 2:50 AM 4.3 7:35 AM Rise 9:54 AM 2 17 Low 9:54 AM -0.6 7:00 PM Set 8:49 PM 17 High 4:22 PM 3.6 17 Low 9:54 PM 1.3 Suwannee River EntranceTh 11 Low 5:31 AM 1.2 7:32 AM Rise 3:27 AM 25 11 High 11:20 AM 3.1 7:06 PM Set 4:27 PM 11 Low 6:07 PM 0.7 F 12 High 12:05 AM 3 7:33 AM Rise 4:27 AM 16 12 Low 6:26 AM 0.8 7:05 PM Set 5:04 PM 12 High 12:20 PM 3.3 12 Low 6:53 PM 0.6 Sa 13 High 12:40 AM 3.3 7:33 AM Rise 5:29 AM 9 13 Low 7:14 AM 0.4 7:04 PM Set 5:43 PM 13 High 1:13 PM 3.4 13 Low 7:35 PM 0.7 Su 14 High 1:13 AM 3.4 7:34 AM Rise 6:33 AM 3 14 Low 7:58 AM -0.1 7:03 PM Set 6:23 PM 14 High 2:03 PM 3.4 14 Low 8:15 PM 0.8 M 15 High 1:46 AM 3.6 7:34 AM Rise 7:39 AM 0 15 Low 8:42 AM -0.4 7:02 PM Set 7:07 PM 15 High 2:51 PM 3.4 15 Low 8:54 PM 0.9 Tu 16 High 2:20 AM 3.8 7:35 AM Rise 8:47 AM 0 16 Low 9:27 AM -0.6 7:01 PM Set 7:56 PM 16 High 3:39 PM 3.3 16 Low 9:33 PM 1 W 17 High 2:56 AM 3.8 7:36 AM Rise 9:55 AM 2 17 Low 10:12 AM -0.6 7:00 PM Set 8:49 PM 17 High 4:28 PM 3.2 17 Low 10:12 PM 1.2 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 11 Low 6:08 AM 1.2 7:30 AM Rise 3:26 AM 25 11 High 11:21 AM 3.2 7:05 PM Set 4:25 PM 11 Low 6:44 PM 0.7 F 12 High 12:06 AM 3.1 7:31 AM Rise 4:26 AM 16 12 Low 7:03 AM 0.8 7:04 PM Set 5:03 PM 12 High 12:21 PM 3.4 12 Low 7:30 PM 0.6 Sa 13 High 12:41 AM 3.4 7:31 AM Rise 5:27 AM 9 13 Low 7:51 AM 0.4 7:03 PM Set 5:41 PM 13 High 1:14 PM 3.5 13 Low 8:12 PM 0.7 Su 14 High 1:14 AM 3.5 7:32 AM Rise 6:31 AM 3 14 Low 8:35 AM -0.1 7:02 PM Set 6:22 PM 14 High 2:04 PM 3.5 14 Low 8:52 PM 0.8 M 15 High 1:47 AM 3.7 7:33 AM Rise 7:37 AM 0 15 Low 9:19 AM -0.4 7:01 PM Set 7:06 PM 15 High 2:52 PM 3.5 15 Low 9:31 PM 0.9 Tu 16 High 2:21 AM 3.9 7:33 AM Rise 8:45 AM 0 16 Low 10:04 AM -0.6 7:00 PM Set 7:55 PM 16 High 3:40 PM 3.5 16 Low 10:10 PM 1 W 17 High 2:57 AM 3.9 7:34 AM Rise 9:53 AM 2 17 Low 10:49 AM -0.6 6:59 PM Set 8:48 PM 17 High 4:29 PM 3.3 17 Low 10:49 PM 1.2 continued on page 3BWeather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 STEERS: LOW HIGH AVG 100-140 160.00 160.00 160.00 150-199 122.50 230.00 165.04 200-249 120.00 197.50 156.07 250-299 130.00 197.50 168.31 300-349 118_00 188.00 157.98 350-399 122.00 173_00 162.60 400-449 122.00 187.00 141,72 450-499 119.00 149.00 131.14 500-549 117.00 150.00 127.28 HEIFERS LOW HIGH AVG 100-149 120.00 180.00 150.00 150-199 120.00 182.50 135.28 200-249 120.00 155.00 139.22 250-299 120.00 160.00 140.73 300-349 118.00 150.00 138.71 350-399 118.00 156.00 133.00 400-449 118.00 140.00 124.67 450-499 117.00 128.00 123.00 500-549 118.00 131.00 123.88 550-599 117.00 124.00 119.80 600-649 119.00 120.00 119.50 COWS LOW HIGH AVG 500-599 58.00 94.00 72.25 600-799 55_00 118.00 76.62 800-999 56.00 115.00 74.38 1000-1199 57.00 112.00 76.32 1200-1399 64.50 85.50 73.95 1400-1599 75.00 78.50 76.40 1800-1799 71.00 89.50 80.25 BULLS LOW HIGH AVG 800-999 76.00 83.00 79.50 1000-1199 87.00 99.50 91.50 1200-1399 76.00 90.00 85.00 1400-1599 86.60 89.00 87,60 1800-1799 95.50 96.00 95.75 PAIRS LOW HIGH AVG 660.00 1270.00 1027.73 TOTAL 774North Florida Livestock MarketWednesday October 3, 2012Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher than last week. Feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to 4.00 higher on the heavier end but 1.00 to 2.00 lower on the lighter weight calves. Replacement cows steady to 1.00 higher. Overall the market is still up with good demand. Blackwater Cattle Co. of Lake Park, GA topped the slaughter bull market with $99.50 and Henry Croft of Live Oak, FL topped the slaughter cow market with $89.50 both bought by Central Beef. Pam Geiger of Branford, FL and James Richardson of Brooker, FL topped the replacement cow market with $118.00 bought by Sandlin Cattle and Jack Burney respectively. C L Farms of Alma, GA topped the replacement bull market with $88.00 bought by M & M Cattle. Mike Gainey of Fort White, FL sold the high pair at $1270.00 bought by Sherod Keen and the high price yearling went to Foy Reynolds Cattle Co. at $2.30 sold by Noah Smith of Hilliard, FL. Cheek us out on the web at www. north oridalivestock.com for our market report, news and upcoming events or drop us a line at n email@example.com. anks for another great sale and we look forward to seeing you next week. Evie
The Levy County Journal 3BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Cedar Key Fall Festival in the Park Oct. 30 ere will be a Fall Festival in the Park brought to you by some of the Cedar Key area churches and businesses on Tues., Oct. 30 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Fun in the form of candy, games, prizes, and food (hot dogs, drinks, and chips) will be provided. Costumes are not required for children to attend the event, but, if worn, they should not be scary nor should they be suggestive. Donations of candy and prizes, etc, will be greatly appreciated. For questions, comments, or to donate candy or prizes, please contact Tom/Michelle Pearson at 352/325-0134, Todd/Star Pope at 352/543-5000, or Josh/Erin Pearson at 818/669-3652.Cedar Key Water & Sewer District Meeting Nov. 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.YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club All women in the Yankeetown-Inglis area are invited to join us on the rst Wednesday of every month at 12 noon for social mingling, with the meeting starting at 12:30 PM. We have Yoga on Mon. mornings 8:30-10 AM. Diane Fineout is instructing, bring your mat, a towel and water. Were mixing it up with di erent DVDs at Zumba on Tues. and urs. mornings at 9 AM. No charge for classes, but we are asking for donations to cover the overhead. Bingo and the Chuck Wagon Caf Stop by the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club urs. evenings from 5:307:00 PM and check out whats for dinner...eat in or take-out. e ladies will be serving up sandwiches, salads, desserts, hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers. Enjoy a di erent special each week for only $3.50; Red Beans and Rice with homemade cornbread is up for Oct. 11 and Stu ed Peppers on the 18. And if the urge to have some fun strikes, then stay and play Bingo. Cards and specials are $1 each and you can play all games for as little as $6. Its baaack...the annual Chili Cook-O and Bake Sale at the YankeetownInglis Womans Club will return to the line-up Sat., Oct. 20 from 11 AM to 1PM. Everyone is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe and could be voted Chili Chef 2012. e rst 30 chilies registered will compete and the tastiest three will win a cash prize; 1st place $50, 2nd place $25 and 3rd place $10. Call 352-219-2196 or 352-447-2057 to reserve your spot. Grab your friends and neighbors, come taste the delicious chili and cast a vote for your favorite all for $7. e ladies of the club will have homemade baked goods for sale which make the perfect dessert or afternoon snack. Check our website: www.yiwomansclub.com, follow us on Facebook or call 352/447-2057 for information. e newly renovated, newly named Second To None rift Shoppe at the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club is open for business. Oct. 20 we have a great sale from 10 AM-2 PM during the Chili Cook-O with the rift Shoppe o ering 40% o ladies shoes, sleepwear and purses. New Hours of Operation are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM. -2 PM. and urs. 5 PM -7 PM before Bingo....Yankeetown Town Meetings e October Special Council meeting is Oct. 15 at 7 PM. e next Regular Council meeting is Nov. 5 at 7 PM and the Planning and Zoning meeting is Nov. 6 at 7 PM. e next Special Council meeting will be on Nov. 19 at 7 PM. City Hall is at 6241 Harmony Lane, 352/4472511Trail of Trunk Treats and 2012 Halloween Festival in Inglis Oct. 27 e Inglis Recreation Committee will present a Trail of Trunk Treats (4 6 PM) and Halloween Festival (4:309 PM) in Inglis on Sat. Oct. 27. e trail will involve trunks (or tailgates) to distribute candy to the trick or treaters. e trail will run north along the Food Ranch parking lot, south along Inglis Ave. past the Post O ce, west on Hwy 40 in front of Capital City Bank and north between the bank and the Town Hall to the Inglis Community Center. Inglis Avenue will be closed from 3 6 PM on the 27th. You MUST register to be a trunk. e cost of a space is: Politicians $10, Individuals $1, Inglis businesses free. e available spaces are 10 Politician, 35 Individual and 12 business. Register at the Inglis Town Hall or at the Inglis Post O ce. e Halloween Festival at the Community Center will feature a jail n bail, haunted house, maze, scarecrow contest (business and Yankeetown School categories), pre-carved/ decorated pumpkin contest, pumpkin painting, food, dancing and games. All proceeds will go to the Christmas Parade on Dec. 8. We need volunteers to help with the festival. Interested? Please attend the festival meeting on urs., Oct. 4 in the Inglis Town Hall meeting room at 7 PM.Around the Nature Coast Annual Gulf Hammock Homecoming & Smallwood Reunion Oct. 13 e annual Gulf Hammock and Smallwood Reunion will be on Saturday, October 13 in Gulf Hammock at Beck Park beginning at 10 AM with lunch starting at 1 PM Plates, utensils, cups, tea, ice will be furnished. Please bring a covered dish of food and chairs. Friends, relatives, residents, and former residents of Gulf Hammock please join us. Questions: Contact Amelia at 352/629-4438; Abby at 850/997-5153;or Donald at 225/698-9435.Womens Health Week at LC Health Dept. Oct. 15 -19 e Levy County Health Department at 66 W. Main St. in Bronson is hosting Womens Health Week at the facility from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19. e Interactive Womans Health Board presents on Oct. 18: Pap and Breast Exams* 8:00 AM 4:00 PM. Exams include hypertension, blood glucose and BMI screenings; Bone Density Screenings* 8:30 PM 4:00 PM *by appointment only All events are FREE for the uninsured. Call 352/486-5300 to make an appointment or for more information. We also have resources and information on quitting tobacco use. ere will be a free drawing and giveaways for all participants.Levy County Republican Executive Committee Meeting Oct. 15 e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 PM at the Bronson Restaurant in Bronson, Florida on the 3rd Monday of the month. is month we meet on Mon. Oct. 15. Come and join us for information on candidates and issues.Levy County BoCC Oct. 16 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room in the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson.WRPC Meetings Oct. 17On October 17 the following meetings will be held at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council o ces located at 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL. District 5 LEPC Training Sub-Committee will meet at 9:30 AM; District 5 LEPC meeting will be at 10:30 AM.Levy County Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group Meeting Oct. 18 e public is invited to attend a meeting of the Levy County Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group on urs., Oct.r 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Levy County Emergency Operations Center located at 9010 N.E. 79 Avenue, Bronson, Florida 32621. For further information please contact Michael Arnold of the LMS Sta at (352) 7321315, Ext. 228.Fla. Long-term Care Ombudsman Meeting Oct. 18Floridas 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 Oct. 18 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.Medicare Part C (Health) and Part D (Drug) Plan2012 Annual Enrollment Period for 2013 Mon., Oct 15 Fri., Dec 7, 2012 SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder A airs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2013 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased, and con dential counseling. Low Income Medicare bene ciaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2013 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs. Bring your Medicare Card, your 2012 Plan card (if any), and all your Prescription drug bottles or a 90 day listing of your prescriptions from your pharmacy. Please call 1-800-262-2243 for a site near you or to be referred to a SHINE volunteer. Levy County Bronson Wed. Nov. 7 1:30-4:00 PM Bronson Public Library Wed. Dec. 5 1:30-4:00 PM Bronson Public Library Cedar Key urs, Oct. 18 10:00-Noon Cedar Key Public Library Wed, Nov. 7 10:00-Noon Cedar Key Public Library Chie and Wed, Oct. 17 1:30-4:30 PM Chie and Senior Center Fri, Oct. 26 8:30-2:00 PM Chie and Health FairSave A Lot Wed, Nov. 21 1:30-4:30 PM Chie and Senior Center Tues, Dec. 4 1:30-4:30 PM Chie and Senior Center Williston Wed, Nov. 7 9:00-Noon Williston Public Library Wed, Dec. 5 9:00-Noon Williston Public Library Yankeetown Wed, Oct. 31 9:00-Noon AF Knotts Library (Yankeetown) Wed, Nov. 14 9:00-Noon AF Knotts Library (Yankeetown) Sat/Sun, Nov. 17/18 All Day Yankeetown Seafood Festival Wed, Dec. 12th 10:00-Noon AF Knotts Library (Yankeetown) (AEP Ended 12/7) Gilchrist County Bell Wed, Oct. 17 10:00-Noon Bell Community Center Wed, Nov. 21 10:00-Noon Bell Community Center Trenton Wed, Oct. 24 9:00-Noon Trenton Public Library Wed, Nov. 14 9:00-Noon Trenton Public Library Wed, Nov. 28 9:00-Noon Trenton Public Library Wed, Dec 12 9:00-Noon Trenton Public Library (AEP Ended 12/7) Dixie County Cross City Wed, Oct. 24 1:30-5:00 PM Cross City Public Library Wed, Nov. 14 1:30-5:00 PM Cross City Public Library Wed, Nov. 28 1:30-5:00 PM Cross City Public Library Wed, Dec 12 1:30-4:00 PM Cross City Public Library (AEP Ended 12/7)SREC Meal Sites in Levy County for Seniors e Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has meal sites open for Seniors age 60 and older. Meals are served at 12 noon so come and enjoy a hot, nutritious meal. ere is NO cost, but donations are welcomed. Williston: St. Barnabas Episcopal church in ompson Hall, 521 NW 1 Ave. Open Mon. Fri. from 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Call Angela Neal at 352/528-2125 or Bernadette Preble, OAA Coordinator at 352/490-7055 ext. 1 or for more information. Bronson: Bronson Community Church, 948 E. Hathaway Ave. Open Tues. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Call Bernadette Preble at 352/490-7055 ext. 1.FREE Hard of Hearing Landline Phones Oct. 23Loud & Clear and FREEFlorida residents with a certi ed hearing loss are eligible to receive a free ampli ed phone from 9 AM to 4 PM at Audibel Hearing Center in the Wal-Mart Shopping Plaza in Chie and, 2161 NW 11 Drive. Call now for an appointment at (352) 493-7830. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available. Limited one per customerLC Cattlemen and Landowners Assoc. Meeting Oct. 25 e Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will be having its fall meeting at 7:00 p.m. on urs. Oct. 25 at the Whitehurst Lodge. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension O ce at (352) 486-5131 or the Secretary-Treasurer at (352) 528-3119.Manatee Springs State Park Hosts Moonlight Paddle Starting Oct. 26 e Florida Department of Environmental Protections Manatee Springs State Park will host a moonlight paddle event on the Suwannee River during the months of October, January, February, and March. Participants will learn about the history of the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery by moonlight. e parks Citizen Support Organization will provide a short program following the moonlight paddle. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a rental kayak for $20.00 or canoe for $30.00 through Andersons Outdoor Adventures, call 571/230-0906. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring bottled water, a ash light and whistle. Children under the age of six and pets are not allowed due to safety. Park entrance fees of $6 per carload of up to eight people will apply. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. ese events will take place on: Fri. Oct. 26 at 6:30 PM, Sat. Jan. 26 at 5:45 PM, Sat. Feb. 23 at 6:00 PM and Sat. Mar. 23 at 7:30 PM at Manatee Springs State Park, 11650 NW 115 St. in Chie and.Community Calendar continued from page 2B continued on page 10B
The Levy County Journal4BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 Otter Creek Baptist ChurchBro. Jason Jones, PastorServices ... SundaySunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:00 am WednesdayDinner 5:30 pm Awanas 6:00 pm Worship 7:00 pm171 SW 3rd Street Otter Creek 352-486-2112 Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.net Blended Worship ........................................................ 8:00 a.m. Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship ............................................. 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: AWANA ...................................................................... 6:30 p.m. 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 Pastor Josh Ryals, Music ObituariesHitching Up to a Divine Plan Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming I was nineteen, my grandpa broke down and bought one of those fancy new berglass bass boats. I dont know why. Papa was Old School, and after the rst trip hed already labeled the whole rig a new fangled waste of money. He also lambasting its new foot controlled trolling motor with some mighty fancy Italian cuss words. It wasnt until after Papa declared he was going back to shing in his Jon boat that my little brother Heath and I recognized how we could pro t from the deal. We immediately began peppering him with a volley of begging, the likes the world has never known. Of course under such intense mental torment, Papa eventually broke and agreed to let us use the new boat, on the condition wed leave right away. Papa walked over to the little four-cylinder Datsun B-210 I was driving at the time and quipped, You aint got no trailer hitch der boy! en he turned on me as if I should be ashamed. I shrugged coyly as he dug angrily into his pocket and threw me the keys to his pickup. I can still recall the furrow in his bushy eyebrows as he watched us drive o Wed backed the boat in the lake twice before realizing what a di erence a little boat plug can make. After bailing for half an hour we nally tore out from the dock like we owned the place. We motored up and down the lake most of the morning throwing our wake on just about every unsuspecting sherman around. When that grew tiring I suggested we head out to the river to nd a little peace and quiet. Yeah, Heath agreed, eres too many folks screaming at us around here. Once on the mighty Mississippi Heath started shing a big rock retaining wall that lined the little inlet. I was ddling with the new fangled trolling motor when I heard him gasp. I looked up to see his eyes bugging like two big grapefruits on a stick. What? I asked. He just pointed. Apparently a huge barge had just passed and we were about to engage the wrath of its four foot wakes. Some on the lake that day mightve said a well deserved pay back was on the way. I reached for the ignition, but my mind went blank with fear. I kept turning the choke switch instead. at didnt help! e rst of those monster swells nearly toppled us. at delicate little berglass boat was thrown up against those rocks with a crash. I stuck out a paddle, Heath gamely threw out a leg, but nothing would hold us o e waves were just too big. I began to hope maybe wed drown so we wouldnt have to face Papa. It was a somber boat ride back to the landing. We put her on the trailer and checked the bottom. It was pretty banged up. We could only hope Papa was too old to stoop down and see the damage. Heath was quick to shake it all o and began begging me to let him drive. Why not, I hu ed, e day couldnt get much worse. Besides, hed be old enough to get his license in a couple of years and hed need some practice pulling a boat. For some reason though, Papas truck didnt seem to have a lot of get up and go with Heath at the wheel. It even began to overheat. I did note that Heath showed wisdom beyond his years by pulling over every time the steam rose up and blocked his vision. We agreed he could just make up for the delays by driving faster between boil-overs. On the last little stretch of gravel before making it home I noticed a mighty cloud of dust coming up on us fast. Heath, I warned, Dont you ever drive as fast as that idiot on a gravel road! As the cloud blazed past Heath declared, at looked like a B-210 hauling a Jon boat! Yeah, I said with a sinking feeling, A green one, just like mine. Im sure youve heard it said, What comes around goes around. Well thats just old school for what the Bible says in Galatians 6:7. (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. KJV) Its a great Scripture, except for when youre the one whos been making the waves! en even ipping the choke switch wont help. You can expect to have your bottom side tore up when those waves gather strength and turn back around. Sin always comes with a big price tag. It will hitch you up to some trailers that youre not equipped to haul. Maybe your load is too heavy right now, and you feel like your engine is about to boil. Pull over! Unhitch that sin and hook up to the old plow of repentance until the Lord can give you your vision back. It sure beats pretending youre getting away with something when youre not. But anywayI ended up getting a free trailer hitch out of the deal. It looked great welded to my Datsun B-210, which was already quite the chick magnet. Papas truck eventually cooled o but he said it wouldve driven a lot better IF WED HAVE TAKEN THE EMERGENCY BRAKE OFF!!! I can still recall the furrow in his bushy eyebrows when he said it. -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 Oct. 12 e Fish Dinner fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Oct. 12, 2012 at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. Oct. 17, 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.Good Shepherd Lutherans Fall Bazaar Oct. 12 & 13Its that time again for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Churchs Annual Fall Bazaar this Fri. and Sat., Oct. 12 & 13 from 8 AM until 2 PM. We will have lots of items to buy, Crafts for gifts, and our annual Bake Sale. So come on out and browse all the goodies. We hope to see you there. We are located on Hwy 19 North next to the Dakota Winery. Turning Point Ministry Offers Pulled Pork Dinner Oct. 18Turning Point Ministry will sponsor a Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner complete with all the xings on urs., Oct. 18, between the hours of 5 PM and 7 PM. Stop by the church and pick up your supper all fresh and ready for you!! e meal will be take-out only and tickets may be obtained from church members and friends and may be reserved by calling the church o ce during regular business hours. Tickets will also be available the evening of the sale. Tickets are $8.50 and the meal includes potato salad, baked beans, pulled pork sandwich, a dessert and beverage. e ministry is located on CR 341 (Dairy Road). Further information may be obtained by calling the Ministry at 352/463-1882 or by calling project chairperson, Helen Reid at 352/210-1345. Stop by and enjoy a meal.First Baptist of Bronson 127th Homecoming Oct. 21Sunday October 21, 2012 is a time to come and fellowship with returning members, new members and future members at the First Baptist Church of Bronson for our 127th Annual Homecoming. We will be having a former member, now Pastor at Southside Baptist Church, Ray H. Johnson, son of former Pastor Harold H. Johnson, preaching Gods Word to all. We will also be having special music and Dinner-on-theGrounds to follow with all your favorite food.Rev Raymond H. Johnson Sr.Born in Tallahassee, Fla. on Feb. 24, 1956. Rev. Johnson attended and graduated from Bronson High School from 1967 to 1974. He married Pamela J. Sweat on March 4, 1977. Rev. Johnson has resided in Palatka, Florida for 34 years. He and Pamela have two children, Misty S. Johnson and Ray Johnson, Jr. Rev. Johnson surrendered to Gospel Ministry in February of 1993 and has served and ministered as: the Associate Pastor at Southside Baptist church in Palatka from 1993 to 1994; the Senior Pastor of Lake Hill Baptist Church in Keystone Heights from 1994 to 2001; and is currently the Senior Pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Palatka since 2001. Rev. Johnson received his theological education at Southern Bible Institute and Seminary in omsan, Georgia receiving his B in September of 1995 and his M in June of 1997. Cedar Key Fall Festival in the Park Oct. 30 ere will be a Fall Festival in the Park brought to you by some of the Cedar Key area churches and businesses on Tues., Oct. 30 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Fun in the form of candy, games, prizes, and food (hot dogs, drinks, and chips) will be provided. Costumes are not required for children to attend the event, but, if worn, they should not be scary nor should they be suggestive. Donations of candy and prizes, etc, will be greatly appreciated. For questions, comments, or to donate candy or prizes, please contact Tom/Michelle Pearson at 352/325-0134, Todd/Star Pope at 352/543-5000, or Josh/Erin Pearson at 818/669-3652.continued on page 5B RAYMOND CECIL LADNER Mr. Raymond Cecil Ladner, a resident of Pottstown, Pa., for the past few years and a former resident of Steinhatchee, Fla., died Sunday, September 30, 2012. He is the son of Martin Ladner (deceased) and Florence Katherine Smith (deceased) of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and the brother of Shirley True Ladner Usiatynski (deceased) of Syracuse, NY. A general contractor in the building trade, he built innovative homes and did remodeling in Connecticut and Vermont and had a long retirement during which he and his wife Lorraine Carol Abbott (deceased) alternated between Rutland, Vt., and Steinhatchee. Mr. Ladner is survived by sons, R. Martin Ladner and his wife Stephanie Mae Doss of Montgomery, Ala. and John Robert Ladner and his wife Joanne Violetta Houle of Golden, Colo.; daughter Carol Ann White of Pottstown, Pa.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Memorial Service was held Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Steinhatchee United Methodist Church in Jena. A brief graveside ceremony followed at Waters Memorial Cemetery, Steinhatchee. Schumacher & Benner (Pa.) and Rick Gooding Funeral Home (Fla.) were in charge of the arrangements. GENE HOWARD MERCER Gene Howard Mercer, of Williston, Florida, passed away October 2, 2012 in Ocala at the age of 79. Mr. Mercer moved to the Williston area 45 years ago from Irvin, Florida. He was of Christian faith. Mr. Mercer worked as a cowhand for many years. He was a member of the Cattlemens Association, the Williston High School Rodeo Association and the P.R.C.A. He enjoyed working cows, shing, and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Mercer was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Francis Mercer and son, Glen Pee Wee Mercer. He is survived by son, Dennis Mercer (Shelia); brother, Olin Mercer (Nina); sister-in-law Ella Mercer; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as Rusty Byrd and Terry Miller whom he helped to raise. Funeral services for Mr. Mercer will be held ursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral HomeWilliston with Reverend Allan Miller o ciating. Visitation will be one
The Levy County Journal 5BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Howard loved live plants. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeWilliston. JUDITH MAYE BROWN Judith Maye Brown of Bronson, Florida, passed away on October 2, 2012 at the age of 56. Mrs. Brown was born in Pensacola to Fred and Florence Matchett and moved to the Bronson area 15 years ago from Gainesville. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Brown was a member of Cornerstone Assembly of God in Williston. Judith enjoyed reading, watching television, working puzzles, traveling, spending time with family and friends and was a cat, and dog lover. Judith is survived by her husband of 40 years David Brown; daughters: Victoria Vicki Brown, Melanie Brown and Jordyn Brown; brothers: Michael Matchett (Brenda), Dennis Matchett and Steve Matchett (Terri) and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Williston. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. FRED CLINTON BRINSON December 8, 1922 October 4, 2012 Fred Clinton Brinson of Williston, Florida passed away on October 4, 2012 at the age of 89. He was born on December 8, 1922 in Whigham, Georgia to Robert and Mittie Brinson. He was of the Baptist faith and a member and Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Williston. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II and retired in 1965 from the military. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He enjoyed shing, gardening, woodworking, spending time outdoors and with family and friends. Mr. Brinson was also noted throughout his life for helping shut-ins by taking them food or helping with bills when he could. He loved helping people. Mr. Brinson is survived by his wife of 59 years Dorothy Brinson; sons, Herbert Brinson (Sandra) and Allen Brinson (Lucy) and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Williston with Reverend Travis Hudson o ciating. Burial will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Pelham City Cemetery in Pelham, Geogia. Family requests in lieu of owers that donations be made to Haven Hospice at 311 NE 9th Street, Chie and, FL 32626. Local arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston and under the care of JamersonBraswell Funeral Home in Pelham, Georgia. JANE B. SMITH Jane B. Smith passed away ursday, October 4 at the age of 71 after a 21-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Jane graduated from Williston High School in 1959. She also graduated from Jones Business College in Jacksonville and worked for Florida National Bank in Ocala and Gainesville in the early 1960s. With the birth of her rst child she left the workforce to become a mother and homemaker. She was a member of Morriston Baptist Church. She lived her entire life in Morriston before moving to Ocala 9 years ago. Jane is predeceased by her husband, Lester D. Smith and survived by two daughters, Vivian (Kelly) Culbertson of Ocala and Valerie (Mark) Waldor of Evinston. She has four grandchildren: Kayla Waldor (18), Preston Culbertson (17), Davis Waldor (15) and Hannah Culbertson (14). Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. in the Morriston Baptist Church with burial at Orange Hill Cemetery, Williston. Donations may be made to Morriston Baptist Church Building Fund, 20291 SE 33rd Street, Morriston, FL 32668. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. GARY DEAN HALDEMAN Gary Dean Haldeman of Cedar Key died ursday, October 4, 2012 at Haven Hospice in Chie and, Florida. He was 61. He was born in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania and later moved to Cedar Key upon marrying Dottie Baker Haldeman. Gary was a self-employed builder and later worked for Taylor Construction. He was actively involved in Boy Scouts and in church. Gary was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Martha Haldeman and brothers, Walter and Clair. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Dottie; children: Aaron (Polly) Haldeman, Marissa (Mark) DeHaven and Sarah (Jimbo) Keith; grandchildren: Zoe, Sadie, Micah, Maya, Max, Marina, Tyler, Adysan and Brynlee; ve brothers and three sisters; many nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church on the corner of 4th and SR 24. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to the Chie and Haven Hospice at 311 NE 9th Street, Chie and, FL 32626. Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com TIMOTHY J. RAY SR. January 1, 1960 October 6, 2012 Timothy J. Timmy Ray Sr. of Williston, Florida passed away suddenly at the age of 52 on October 6, 2012. He was born on January 1, 1960 in Ocala to Lawton and elma Ray. He was a native Floridian. He has lived in Williston for the past 21 years. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a truck driver and was the owner and operator of TJR Hauling, Inc. He was a hunter and sherman in his spare time. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved Gator football but he loved his wife/ best friend and his children most of all. Timmy was preceded in death by his father Lawton J. Ray. He is survived by his mother elma P. Ray; wife of 21 years Lisa M. Matus-Ray; his children: Brittany E. Ray, Zachery D. Zac Ray, Timothy J. T.J. Ray Jr. and Meghan N. Ray; brother Edward L. Ray and his granddaughter Olivia A. Joiner. Timmy will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Williston. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens in Dunnellon, Florida. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral HomeWilliston. LEO BERL KEECH December 24, 1936 October 6, 2012 Mr. Leo Berl Keech, a resident of Trenton, Florida died at the age of 75 on Saturday October 6, 2012 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, North Carolina. A graveside funeral service was held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday October 10 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Mr. Berl was born in the Free Union Community of Beaufort County, North Carolina on December 24, 1936, son of the late Leva Benjamin Keech and the late Cora Webster Keech. He was a 1955 graduate of Pantego High School. Mr. Berl served his country in the U.S. Air Force for fourteen years having served during the Vietnam Era. On August 2, 1965 he married the former Shelby Jean Hill who survives. Following his military career he was an Electronics Technician with the Federal Aviation Administration and gained his private pilot license. He loved music, playing the piano and also wrote music for songs. When a pianist was needed Mr. Berl would be the rst to volunteer. He was a member of Full Gospel Outreach in Fanning Springs. Mr. Berl was predeceased by a brother, Rudolph Keech and a sister, Sally Woolard. Surviving along with Mr. Berls wife Shelby of Trenton are two daughters, Deidre Beryl Keech of Winter Springs and Tracy Keech of Clearwater; a granddaughter, Danielle Morales of Winter Springs; a brother, J. T. Keech of Washington, North Carolina and two sisters, Ruby Dunbar of Danville, Virginia and Meredith Carowan of Pantego, North Carolina. In lieu of owers the family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pantego Academy Historical Museum, c/o William R. Baynor, 975 Daw Rd., Pantego, NC 27860. Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com RUTH EILEEN FAGAN June 8, 1920 October 7, 2012 Ruth Eileen Fagan, of Bronson, passed away October 7, 2012 at the age of 92 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and. She was born in Palatka on June 8, 1920 to the late Carl Jason and Rhoda May London. She moved to Bronson from West Palm Beach in 1986. Ruth was an accomplished seamstress and drapery maker. She and her late husband, Samuel Irwin Fagan, celebrated 75 years of marriage before his death in September of 2011. Mrs. Fagan is survived by her daughter, Sunny Master of Bronson and daughter and son in law, Helen and Max Mickley of Jupiter; grandchildren: Steven (Rebecca) Mickley, Tom (Beth) Mickley. Teresa (Doug) Wedgworth, Ian London and ve great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 14, at 2:00 PM at Rosemary Cemetery in Bronson with Rev. Terry Wines o ciating. Visitation will Saturday night from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chie and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050 is honored to serve the Fagan family. Condolences may be o ered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.comObituaries continued from page 4B By Koertni BlackketterBringing in hospice means giving up hope. Of all the myths about hospice care this one is the biggest. e fact is that Haven Hospice is all about hope. Choosing Haven does not mean giving up hope it means rede ning hope. Instead of hoping for the cure for a terminal disease, a Haven Hospice patient hopes to live painfree and enjoy life to the fullest. At Haven the goal is to focus on maximizing quality of life by managing pain and other physical symptoms, as well as providing emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their loved ones. Hope for one patient may mean seeing a distant friend or relative one last time. For another it may mean taking that trip to the beach. Hope could be as simple as wanting to spend as much time with loved ones as possible, or remaining at home rather than having to go to the hospital or a nursing home. Another myth is that having a Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR) in place is a requirement to receive hospice care. Not true. Signing a DNR means that you do not want to be resuscitated with CPR or other means should your breathing or heart stop. While many patients on hospice care choose to have a DNR in place, it is not the right choice for everyone. e goal at Haven Hospice is patient comfort, and the ultimate decision maker is the patient or a loved one who has been designated as a medical surrogate. No decision will ever be forced on Haven Hospice patients or their family members. Also on the list of myths is that hospice patients are all cancer patients. Actually, a little less than half of all hospice patients are non-cancer patients. Some of the most common non-cancer diagnoses in hospice are heart disease, dementia, lung disease, kidney disease and liver disease. e medical sta at Haven Hospice is highly skilled and well trained at managing symptoms of cancer, as well as those of any other chronic illness. Another misconception is that hospice care is not a ordable. As a not-for-pro t community hospice organization, Haven Hospice does not turn anyone away. Care is provided regardless of an individuals ability to pay. Lastly, one of the most signi cant of the hospice myths is that the patient is on the verge of death. For admittance to Haven Hospice, the doctor needs to verify that the patient has a life expectancy of six months or less. e team at Haven Hospice is expert at providing palliative care and comfort. Often the result of that type of care is a positive bounce for the patient. When the focus changes from treating a disease to providing comfort, care and pain relief, a patients health may actually improve for a period of time. e result is the patient may be able to take that trip. e important thing is that they live a life of dignity. Unfortunately the average length of stay on hospice is only 14-20 days. If only families were educated about Haven Hospice and the care provided, they could live life to the fullest. Although hospice care is recommended when curative treatment is no longer an option, it is far from throwing up a white ag and surrendering to an illness. Timely access to care is important. Haven Hospice simply refocuses treatment to comfort, symptom control and enhancing the quality of life of a patient. Myths About Hospice Care New Statute to Enforce Safe Fertilizing Methods on the WayBelieve it or not, something similar to the size of a grain of sand is becoming worrisome to many in the state of Florida. at thing is fertilizer, and the State of Florida is cracking down on landscaping businesses that use the mix. According to a Florida State statute that will go into a ect on January 1, 2014, all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. is is due in part to encourage safer practices when applying fertilizer. is law was put into place because of water quality issues that are due to nonpoint source pollution, like fertilizer and pesticide run o ," said Blake axton, Agent I, Commercial Horticulture at the county extension o ce. axton said that's why the county extension o ce has stepped up to not only alert landscapers of the new statute, but also get them prepared before the 2014 deadline. "As you know water quality is a huge issue in this state, and even more so the further south you go," axton said. "( e law) requires that all landscape companies applying fertilizer "for hire" are required to pass this class and obtain a license." axton said that all commercial landscapers, even "one man shows" have to obtain this license from the state by the 2014 deadline. e Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville houses the worlds largest purebred livestock expo and Mason Mills of Morriston will be there among 24,500 entries vying for a chance to win part of a $700,000 program of prizes and awards. is year the Expo is scheduled for November 3 through 16 for the 39th annual North Americal International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). Mills has entered two head in the Chianina Junior Steer division of the Beef Cattle group. Chianina cattle originated in the area of the Valdichiana, Italy from which they takes their name. Chianina are very large and docile and now used for meat and the original task of a draught animal. Milk production is said to be barely enough to raise a calf. Purebred farms from nearly every state and Canada bring livestock to compete in one of the ten Expo divisions: dairy, cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, beef cattle, quarter horses, draft horses, mules and donkeys, sheep, swine, and llamas and alpacas. Youth exhibitors like Mills enter market animals, those targeted for meat production, in the Junior Steer Show, Junior Market Swine Show or Junior Wether Show sponsored by Farm Credit Service of Mid-America. Champions from these shows are sold at the Sale of Champions on November 15. Good Luck to Mason and congratulations for being in the running.Local Morriston Youth Exhibits Beef Steer in KY Livestock Expo
The Levy County Journal6BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Get your claw crackers ready, because Floridas recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To be harvested, stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length when measured from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable portion of the claw (see illustration). Claws may not be taken from egg-bearing female stone crabs. Recreational harvesters can use up to ve stone crab traps per person. Stone crabs may not be harvested with any device that can puncture, crush or injure the crab body. Examples of devices that can cause this kind of damage include spears and hooks. Recreational and commercial traps may be baited and placed in the water 10 days prior to the opening of the season but may not be pulled from the water for harvest purposes until Oct. 15. Both claws of the stone crab may be taken if the claws are of legal size, but this practice leaves the crab with few alternatives to defend itself from predators. Crabs that are Stone Crab Season Opens Oct. 15 In State and Federal Waters returned to the water with one claw intact will be able to obtain more food in a shorter amount of time and therefore regrow its other claw faster. ere is a recreational daily bag limit of one gallon of claws per person or two gallons per vessel, whichever is less. e season will be open through May 15, 2013. Stone crab regulations are the same in state and federal waters. More information on harvesting stone crabs for recreation, as well as commercial stone crab regulations and licensing information, is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Saltwater). Visit the Fresh From Florida website at Floridaagriculture.com for ideas on how to turn your stone crab catch into a feast the family will love. Stone Crabs from trap. Photo credit MyFWCMediaThe Cedar Key Lions Club, the Cedar Key Lionesses and support from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture's Fresh From Florida Gulf Seafood program will supply visitors of the 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival a 2 days to remember on Oct. 20 & 21. These photos are from Seafood Festivals from the past to wet your whistle for more. Photos courtesy of the Cedar Key Lions Club.
The Levy County Journal 7BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 City Of Williston, Florida City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 11, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 TIME: 7:10 P.M. PLACE: WILLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLLCALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jason Cason Vice-President Norm Fugate Councilman Charles Goodman Councilman Elihu Ross Interim City Manager Oel Wingo City Clerk Fran Taylor City Attorney Fred KoberleinOPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGPresident Cason called the meeting to order at 7: 10 p.m. Mayor Hethcoat opened the meeting with prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the ag.ITEM 1 ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CHANGES AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDAPresident Cason reminded the members that the Consent Agenda is reserved for approval of administrative items and minutes that do not require discussion. He stated that if the members have questions related to a Consent Agenda item, it may be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion and review. Vice President Fugate moved to adopt the agenda as published with the amendment of item 7 A to include not only a sta report but also review and discussion of the letter received from Progress Energy; the addition of 7B pertaining to a letter received from Mr. Lowman. Councilman Ross seconded and the Agenda was passed with changes, unanimously, 4-0.ITEM 2 CONSENT AGENDAVice President Fugate moved to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilman Goodman seconded and the motion was passed unanimously, 4-0. e items below were approved:A. MINUTES FROM JULY 16,2012 AIRPORT COMMITTEE JOINT WORKSHOP B. MINUTES FROM JULY 17,2012 PENSION WORKSHOP C. MINUTES FROM AUGUST 21, 2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING D. MINUTES FROM AUGUST 23,2012 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING E. STAFF REPORT: July Y FINANCIAL REPORTS F. ADMINISTRATIVE: REQUEST FOR WAIVER FROM PURCHASING POLICY SECTION 4.03 AND APPROVAL OF SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE FOR A DIGITAL UTILITY LINE CAMERA G. ADMINISTRATIVE: CHANGE SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 MEETING START TIME TO 5:01 P.M. TO ACCOMMODATE CANVASSING BOARD AND ELECTION PROCESS H. RESOLUTION AND PERMIT: TEMPORARY CLOSING OF STATE ROAD FOR WHS HOMECOMING PARADE ITEM 3 PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONMiss Jennifer Collins, Williston Walgreens employee, advised that she was very disappointed to learn the Trail of Treaters had been cancelled. She requested permission to use Heritage Park for a Fall Festival. She advised that she and her co-workers took the time to survey some of the local business owners to determine the level of interest they would have in supporting this event. Many informed them that while their corporate o ces might not allow them to support in an o cial capacity, the employees themselves would be happy to volunteer. She stated that employees of Family Dollar, Hitchcocks Foodway, Kangaroo Stores and City Hall had expressed an interest in becoming involved in the event. She advised that in her proposal, she would request a $1,500 donation from Walgreens to help fund a haunted house and to acquire candy and treats to hand out to the children who participate. President Cason concluded that the parties should go through the standard application process and bring the application for review and have the application submitted at the next meeting. Vice President Fugate con rmed with Miss Collins that plans were to hold the event on the same day as Trail of Treaters would normally have been scheduled. Mrs. Debra Jones commented that the Council had done very well on the changes to the T Hangar leasing documents. She noted one item related to term end number needed to be corrected to read N number but expressed her overall approval of the lease modi cations.ITEM 4MAYOR HETHCOAT PRESENTATIONS A. AWARDS: STUDENT OF THE MONTH AWARDS (pgs. 143) B. CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION: INSTITUTE FOR ELECTED MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS (pp 144-149) C. RECOGNITION: LINE WORKER APPRECIATION DAY (pp 150-151)Mayor Hethcoat recognized Councilman Goodman and Councilman Ross for their participation and completion of the Florida Institute of Government and Florida League of Cities program Institute for Elected Municipal O cials that was held in Tampa in June. He presented each with a Certi cate of Completion, thanked them both and requested that the presentation be made part of the minutes of the September 11,2012 City Council meeting. Mayor Hethcoat requested that Mr. CJ Zimoski step forward to receive a proclamation for Lineworker Appreciation Day. He read from the Proclamation and recalled that the last time Williston had a series of tropical storms, there were a lot of people in the surrounding area without electric. He emphasized that the Williston Lineworkers kept the City going and that there are many people here that are so proud for the work that they did then and continue to do. He stated that this is why the City and Council felt it was so important to ensure that they were recognized and honored through Lineworker Appreciation Day.ITEM 4 OLD BUSINESS A. DISCUSSION AND DIRECTION: CITY MANAGER SELECTION PROCESSMark Durbin, a Volunteer with the Range Riders and Florida County/City Manager Association addressed the Council on this topic. He stated that he had received several applications as a result of the advertisement for the City Manager position that had been posted in August in various print/online publications. He recommended that the Council set September 30th as the cut-o date for acceptance of applications. He advised that once the cut-o date arrived, he could pool the applications for presentation to Council. Councilman Goodman moved to cut o the application process for the position at September 30th, clarifying that the applications should be postmarked no later than September 30th. Vice President Fugate seconded and the motion passed unanimously, 4-0. Mr. Durbin reviewed the process advising that City Clerk Taylor will forward the resumes to him for review. After the September 30th suspense date, he will provide a list of the top 7-10 candidates. At that point, sta will obtain background on those candidates. He recommended that the Council develop a short list of 3-4 from that group to interview. He advised that City Clerk Taylor had informed him that she did not have intentions of applying for the position at this time. He recommended that, if City Clerk Taylor became interested in applying, someone else other than the City Clerk could assist in the process. He concluded that, having worked with Williston before, he felt con dent that he could help nd someone that is a good t with Williston. He advised that he will be out of town through September but can still communicate with the Clerk and review the applications electronically as they are received. He noted that if the Council decides to conduct interviews prior to October 30, he would not be able to attend but would be available after that time. President Cason stated as a point of information, that each Council Member had met face to face with Mr. Durbin and provided input individually to develop the selection criteria for this position. Vice President Fugate con rmed with Mr. Durbin that the list of 7 10 candidates can be provided to Council within 5 to 7 days of the September 30th cut-o date. He con rmed with City Clerk Taylor that the background investigations could be completed by the second meeting in October. Vice President Fugate stated that, based on the proposed time line and the background investigation results coming back during the 2nd meeting in October, the interviews could be scheduled after that meeting when Mr. Durbin is available to attend. Mr. Durbin advised he would submit a list of sample questions that the members could choose from to ask the candidates and would be available as a resource during the interviews. President Cason established that, with no objections, the Council we will move forward as discussed, by general consent.ITEM 5 NEW BUSINESS A. PUBLIC HEARING: FIRST HEARING FY 2012113 FINAL MILLAGE RATEInterim City Manager Wingo announced the public hearing: First Hearing for setting the Final Millage rate for FY 12/13. She advised that the budget had been developed based on the millage rate and that there is a statutory set process to follow to meet state statute and a process by which it must be adopted by resolution. President Cason stated that the City of Williston proposed to levy a millage rate of 5.9025. He advised this was an 8.35% decrease from the rolled-back rate of 6.4403 mills. ere being no public participation, Vice President Fugate moved to adopt Resolution 2012-14, a resolution of the City of Williston, Levy County, Florida, establishing a tentative ad valorem tax rate for City of Williston, Levy County, Florida for FY 2012/13 and providing an e ective date. Councilman Goodman seconded the motion. Vice President Fugate stated that he would like to recognize those that have been involved in the budget process and the sta that have helped them. He advised that the budget documents are some of the most thorough, comprehensive and informative that he has seen in any process of the local government and that while, it has not been a brief process, it has been one that has made what is going on with the budget and nancial processes of the City easy to understand. Councilman Goodman stated that in coming to the decision to adopt this millage rate, one of the things the members had to address was the potential for capital improvement and this rate was a compromise. He expressed his gratitude toward every member of the council for their hard work in coming to these di cult decisions. Councilman Ross concurred that his feelings were summed up by what Councilman Goodman and Vice President Fugate had said. On vote, the motion passed unanimously, 4-0.B. PUBLIC HEARING: FIRST HEARING FY 2012/13 TENTATIVE BUDGETPresident Cason advised that the City of Williston proposed to adopt a budget with total appropriated expenditures and reserves of $14,756,282 which represents a 6.2% increase of the prior years total expenditures. He introduced Resolution 2012-15: A Resolution of the City of Williston of Levy County, Florida, adopting the tentative budget for the FY 2012-13, amending the FY 2011-12 General Fund budget and providing an e ective date. Vice President Fugate moved to adopt Resolution 2012-15. President Cason seconded. President Cason made a point of clari cation to con rm with Mr. Stephen Bloom that the numbers given in both resolutions do include the Capital Improvement Plan funding presented at the CIP workshop and that the budget can be amended at a later date to accommodate changes in the CIP. Ms. Maria Sresovich asked if the new budget would provide for employees to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a holiday. Discussion was held on the issue. Vice President Fugate clari ed that there are 12 holidays that cannot be changed unless the City negotiates with unions to change them. He added that he believed the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday should be one of those days. Councilman Goodman stated that the City is budgeting for 12 holidays but that the budget does not determine the exact days. Ms. Sresovich asked if the compensation plan would be approved by virtue of approving the budget. President Cason advised that the salaries and wages re ected in the budget is re ected in the compensation plan. Ms. Sresovich questioned the issue of minimum and maximum salary levels noting that she had not seen a change in that area despite prior discussion of changing it during the workshop. President Cason advised the decision ultimately was made considering how the City did not want to bear additional employee related costs but at the same time did not want to reduce employees. He agreed the employees should have a right to have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a holiday but this plan is something the Council came to after deliberations on the budget overall. Mrs. Debra Jones stated she had questions regarding the 47% decrease in the budget in Public Works. She said this has caused concern because Public Works and the e ort of public works employees is where revenue is derived from. She suggested that perhaps the Council might direct her where to look to clarify her information. She questioned how $22,000 would appear in the parks and recreations salary line item as well. She stated that she was very happy with what has been done at the airport. She warned, however, that based on the elimination of the part-time position, if something were to happen to Mr. Ball, there could be an overtime issue there. President Cason commented that while it might appear that the City is scaling back resources in Public Works, that department is now correctly allocating expenses. He explained that the parks and recreation item is a reallocation of existing salaries for current employees with funding applied from the appropriate place in the budget. Mrs. Jones asked if the $870,000 in funding for the CIP would be coming from CDs or if they would be generated funds. President Cason stated that the funding would come from a variety of sources ranging from retained earnings from future sources of income (such as utility transfers) and potential for debt funding, as well. On vote, the motion to pass the tentative budget passed unanimously, 4-0. Final public hearing to adopt the nal millage rate is scheduled on Sept. 25th at 5:01 p.m. in the Williston City Council Chambers.C. RESOLUTION: TO ADOPT FY 2012/13 COMPENSATION PAY PLANInterim City Manager Wingo advised that the Human Resources manual adopted in 2007 directs that the City Manager shall adopt a pay plan on comparative study of similar city. She advised that when she was here before, she discovered that employees did not have job descriptions. She explained that the goal was to develop a compensation pay plan that is consistent with union agreements that did not exceed maximum standard pay ranges consistent with cities. She clari ed that the compensation pay plan is internally consistent but not consistent with the market place because of the union issues and other issues. President Cason stated that the comparison is not apples to apples considering what is below market related to the employees. He explained that an employee with a $32,000 annual salary plus the Citys portion of insurance and pension the bene t becomes $40,000 and maybe even $50,000 per year so it is not a comparison of total compensation. Councilman Ross recalled that some time ago, the City was going to provide each employee with a breakdown of bene ts and show the total compensation they would be receiving. Interim City Manager Wingo advised that the sta had intended to do provide it at end of year with the W-2 forms. President Cason stated that there is some concern or need for consideration for the City Clerk position and to whom does it report. He asked if this was something addressed directly in this compensation plan. Interim City Manager Wingo responded that the City Clerk is included in this pay study. She advised that the three that were not included were the City Manager position, due to lack of direction received as to the nal pay, and the Fire Chief and Police Chief because of the unique nature of their contracts. She added that she could include the Fire and Police Chief positions in the pay plan but it skews the numbers. She agreed that at some point the City Clerk position needs to be addressed by this council because it is a position that has acquired duties over the years that creates a bifurcation of the duties. Councilman Goodman noted that issue was not on the agenda. Vice President Fugate stated that he wanted to ensure that it is clear either by the HR manual or by some notation in the pay plan that exibility is provided for and that the City could ll a position at less than the minimum if the situation presented itself. He commented that he did not want the plan to result in the City negotiating against its own self. Vice President Fugate moved to adopt the compensation pay plan for the FY 2012/13 as presented. Councilman Goodman seconded. President Cason Jason announced the motion would be addressed through Resolution 2012-16 a Resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Williston, Florida, adopting a revised classi cation and pay plan for employees of the City, for the 2012-2013 scal year budget; providing for an e ective date and all of purposes. President Cason con rmed with City Attorney Koberlein if there is anything in the Compensation Pay Plan that would prohibit the city from lling a position at a lower salary than listed. On vote, the motion passed unanimously, 4-0.D. PUBLIC HEARING: CDBG FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOPMr. Fred Fox addressed the Council and advised that this was the rst formal step in the CDBG application process and rules require that a sign-in sheet be provided for this item and he asked the attendees to note their presence of a sheet he was passing around the, room. He explained that in August of 1990, the City passed a fair housing ordinance that says if someone feels they were discriminated against by someone in the real estate profession based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, familial status, national origin or the fact that they have a handicap, they can le a written complaint with the City. If the city feels the complaint is justi ed, the City will then turn it over to the State Attorneys O ce for further action. He advised that he will have information packets available for anyone interested and that this process will be completed once more when the application is submitted. He provided an opportunity for attendees to provide input and ask questions. ere being none, the hearing was declared complete.E. PUBLIC HEARING: CDBG GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS SEWER LINESMr. Fred Fox explained that CDBG is funding that comes from HUD in cities with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000. e Department of Economic Opportunity provides funds for eligible communities under this grant. He advised the City of Williston quali es for a $650K grant. He reviewed the four categories under which the grant would be available. He explained that the funding cap is still $650,000 but the legislature has said if there is a project with signi cant job creation, the City can request a waiver above the $650,000 and they have granted several of these waivers up to $3 million under the Economic Development category. He advised that as long as the developer jobs created remain the $35,000 mark per year these waivers can be available. e funds under this program are used for infrastructure improvements for the business to improve or create the facilities. e purpose for this agenda item is to entertain input. e other part of this hearing is the appointment of the Citizens Advisory Task Force. e second public hearing will then be scheduled and you will authorize the submission of the application which needs to be in Tallahassee by October 1st. Councilman Goodman con rmed with Interim City Manager Wingo that the Committee will be appointed and is scheduled to meet September 12th. President Cason clari ed that this item is related to the sewer infrastructure project that was previously approved. Mr. Fox con rmed one portion of the project is a pressure reducing value between the water plant at the airport and the rest of the water system and the rest of the project relates to speci c segments of sewer line that has been identi ed as meeting the HUD criteria as having a bene t lower income households based on surveys continued on page 11B
The Levy County Journal8BOctober 11, 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 CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000108 CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DEANNA M. BUCHANAN A/K/A DEANNA MARIE BUCHANAN, ISAAC J. BUCHANAN A/K/A ISAAC JOEL BUCHANAN A/K/A ISSAC J. BUCHANAN, CAMPUS USA CREDIT UNION, DANNY J. SHIPP AS CLERK OF COURT OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TARGET NATIONAL BANK, GEORGE ROACH, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage dated September 19, 2012, in Case No. 38-2012CA-000108 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and DEANNA M. BUCHANAN A/K/A DEANNA MARIE BUCHANAN, ISAAC J. BUCHANAN A/K/A ISAAC JOEL BUCHANAN A/K/A ISSAC J. BUCHANAN, CAMPUS USA CREDIT UNION, DANNY J. SHIPP AS CLERK OF COURT OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, and TARGET NATIONAL BANK are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on October 29, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Replevin and Foreclosure and Reformation of Mortgage and more particularly described as follows: PARCEL A: A parcel of land in the NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida, being more particularly de scribed as follows: For a point of reference commence at the Southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida; thence North 003313 West, along the West line of said NW 1/4, a dis tance of 1000 feet; thence North 892050 East, 1940.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence con tinue North 892050 East, 160.00 feet; thence North 003313 West 100 feet; thence South 892050 West 160.00 feet; thence South 003313 East, 100 feet to close on the Point of Beginning. The above described parcel of land also being known as Lots 17, 18, 19 and 20 Block D-4 of Jemlands an unre corded subdivision in the NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida. PARCEL B: Commence at the Southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 14 East, Levy County, Florida; run North on the West boundary line of said Section 29 a dis tance of 1100 feet to a point; thence run East parallel to the South boundary line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 29 a distance of 2100 feet to the Point of Beginning; from said Point of Begin ning continue East paral lel to the South boundary line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 29 a distance of 40 feet to a point; thence run South parallel to the West boundary line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 29 a distance of 100 feet to a point; thence run West parallel to the South boundary line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 29 a distance of 40 feet to a point; thence run North parallel to the West boundary line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 29 a distance of 100 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said land lying and being in the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 14 East. The above described land is also known as Lot 21 Block D-4 of JEMLANDS, an unre corded Subdivision in Levy County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED: September 19, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Oct. 4, 11, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000333 CAPITAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TIFFANY MARIE KISKER A/K/A TIFFANY WEYEL A/K/A TIFFANY M. KISKER A/K/A TIFFANY WEYELKISKER, JOHN E. KISKER, JOYCE H. KISKER, FOREST PARK III PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 18, 2012, in Case No. 38-2012-CA-000333 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, in which CAPITAL CITY BANK is the Plaintiff and TIFFANY MARIE KISKER A/K/A TIFFANY WEYEL A/K/A TIFFANY M. KISKER A/K/A TIFFANY WEYELKISKER, JOHN E. KISKER, JOYCE H. KISKER, and FOREST PARK III PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on October 29, 2012, the property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclo sure and more particularly described as follows: Lots 95 and 96, FOREST PARK UNIT III, PHASE II, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 17 through 19, Public Re cords of Levy County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED September 19, 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Oct. 4, 11, 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 RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Or der Rescheduling Foreclo sure Sale dated, September 28, 2012, and entered in Case No. 382011-CA-000152 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, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the BOCC Meeting Room of the Levy County Court house, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 13th day of November, 2012, the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 19, BLOCK 1, TISHOMINGO PLANTATION, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE CORDED 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 28th day of September, 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.: Oct. 4, 11, 2012. ----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA001168 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ESBEN GUNDERSON; ERIN M. BURKE-GUNDERSON AKA ERIN M. BURKE GUNDERSON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DE FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TRANSLAND FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC; FOREST PARK III PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS TENANTS IN POSSESSION, et.al., Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 23, 2012 and an Order Re scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 24, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2010-CA001168 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, and ESBEN GUNDERSON; ERIN M. BURKE-GUNDERSON AKA ERIN M. BURKE GUNDERSON; TRANSLAND FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC; FOREST PARK III PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of January, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Sum mary Judgment, to wit: LOT 60, FOREST PARK UNIT 3 PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 17 THROUGH 19, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A 2005 DOUBLEWIDE, VIN#2T630336TA AND #2T630336TB If you are a person claiming a right to funds remain ing after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 25, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Oct 4, 11, 2012. -----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA000474 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JORDANY SIMON et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 4, 2012, and en tered in Case NO. 38-2009-CA-000474 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judi cial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR BY MER-GER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and JORDANY SIMON; KERLANCE J. SIMON; 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 17th day of December, 2012, the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PARCEL NO. 12 OF 5 OAK ACRES, SECTION 2, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 05 MIN UTES 18 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 689.76 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST, 314.86 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 65, PAGE 728, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 28, A DISTANCE OF 610.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 65, PAGE 728; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT STREET (KNOWN AS MAGNOLIA BOULEVARD), 314.31 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT STREET (KNOWN AS ACORN AVENUE), 609.98 FEET TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUMBER FLHML3N167328196A AND FLHML3N167328196B A/K/A NE 116TH STREET, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on October 4, 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.: Oct. 11, 18, 2012. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2009-CA001327 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR YMLT 2007-1, Plaintiff(s), vs. CHERI THOMAS; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judg ment. Final Judgment was awarded on May 21, 2010 in Civil Case No.: 38-2009-CA-001327, of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judi cial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein, US BANK NATIONAL AS SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR YMLT 2007-1 is the Plaintiff, and, CHERI THOMAS; TRACY THOMAS; AND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 A.M. on January 7, 2013 in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, CHERRY POINT UNIT ONE, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on September 28, 2012. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT Danny J. Shipp 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.: Oct. 11, 18, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000514 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. ELWOOD HERSEY, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service Property) TO: NANCY L. HERSEY AND ELWOOD HERSEY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 21270 SE 73RD PLACE MORRISTON, FL 32668 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Levy County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 5, BLOCK 43 OF OCALA HIGHLANDS WEST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. INCLUDES MANUFACTURED HOUS ING UNIT(S) DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: MAKE: SCOTBILT HOMES MODEL: LEGEND 285643LEG WIDTH: 26 LENGTH: 56 SERIAL #: TBD YEAR: 2008 SAID UNIT(S) ATTACHED TO THE LAND IN A PER MANENT MANNER SO AS TO BE RENDERED AN IMMOVABLE FIXTURE AND AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SUBJECT PROP ERTY. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 21270 Se 73rd Place, Morriston, FL 32668 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, within thirty (30) days of the first publication. Please file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before ser vice on the Plaintiffs attor ney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL. WITNESS my hand and LEGAL NOTICES
The Levy County Journal 9BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 seal of this Court at Bronson, Florida, on the 25th day of September, 2012. Clerk Name: Danny J. Shipp Clerk, Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap pearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Inter preting at inter preter@ circuit8.org. Pub.: Oct. 4, 11, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 38-2012-CA000625 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-4, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4 Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN LUCZAK; CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN LUCZAK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK; STATE OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK Whose Residence Is: 12851 NE 113TH TERRACE, ARCHER, FL 32618 and who is evading service of process and the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lie nors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendant(s), who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right; title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being fore closed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 29, TRIPLE CROWN FARMS, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THAT CERTAIN 1994 -SHADOW MASTER MOBILE HOME WITH VIN NUMBERS 146M8673A AND 146M8673B AND 146M8673C has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before Nov. 16, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attor ney or immediately thereaf ter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, 3rd day of Oct., 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ DEPUTY CLERK Pub.: Oct. 11, 18, 2012. --------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-390 BEN CAMPEN COMPANIES Plaintiff, v. LAURA DUQUETTE A/K/A LAURA H. DUQUETTE, JAMES E. DUQUETTE, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANE L. BAILEY, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, CAMPUS USA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, and THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 11091 NE 100 TERRACE, ARCHER, FLORIDA 32618, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JANE L. BAILEY: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Levy, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 8 BLOCK 36 OF UNIVERSITY OAKS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 15, 15H THROUGH 15M OF PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS 11091 NE 100 TERRACE, ARCHER, FLORIDA 32618. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either be fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a de fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 1st day of October, 2012. CLERK OF COURT By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Oct. 11, 18, 2012. ------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 38-2012-CP000153 IN RE: ESTATE OF Suzette Marie Rogers, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Suzette Marie Rogers, Deceased, whose date of death was October 31, 2011; File Number 382012-CP-000153, is pend ing in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representatives attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with 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 other per sons having claims or de mands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS October 11, 2012. /s/ Craig Winters Personal Representative 4377 Commercial Way #157 Spring Hillk, FL 34606 /s/ GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P. O. Box 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458 Pub.: Oct. 11, 17, 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 November 3, 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: Catherine Van Pelt D-153 P. O. Box 415 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. Dated: October 8, 2012 Bronson Self Storage Dona Potter 500 Commerce St. Bronson, FL 32621 Phone: (352) 486-2121 Sale Date: Nov. 3, 2012 Pub.: Oct. 11, 18, 2012. ----------------LEGAL NOTICES City Of Williston, Florida Budget Hearing & Investiture Minutes Tuesday, September 25, 2012DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 TIME: 5:01 P.M. PLACE: WilLISTON CITY COUNCIL ROOM CALL TO ORDER ROLLCALL MEMBERS: Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat President Jason Cason Vice-President Norm Fugate Councilman Charles Goodman (Absent) Councilman Elihu Ross Councilman-Elect Cal Byrd OTHERS PRESENT: Honorable James T. Browning Interim City Manager Oel Wingo City Clerk Frances V. Taylor City Attorney Fred KoberleinOPENING PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAGPresident Cason called the meeting to order at 5:01 pm. Councilman Ross opened the meeting with prayer.ITEM 1 INVESTITURE OF COUNCILMAN CAL BYRD e Honorable James T. Browning conducted the Investiture of Councilman-Elect Byrd. CouncilmanElect Byrd took an Oath of O ce and was congratulated on his return to the City Council. Upon completion of the Installation Ceremony, he then joined the members for the remainder ofthe meeting.ITEM 2 PUBLIC HEARINGPresident Cason convened the Budget Hearing and stated that the City of Williston proposes to levy a millage rate at 5.9025. He added that this is an 8.35% decrease from the rollback rate of 6.4403 mills. With this millage rate the City was able to establish a budget which reduces the total number of employees by 7 without layo s by eliminating un lled open positions, properly allocates costs across all funds creating more transparen~y and greater accountability, eliminates the bonus for employees funded in 2012 for $67,000, reduces overall GF expenditures by 12%, provides for an annual payment plan for the airport to reimburse the general fund for loan debt repayment, creates and funds a recreational/athletic program scholarship fund of $10,000 and sets aside $302,000 for a Capital Improvement Plan and begins the process of establishing a ve year Capital Improvement Plan for the City which will be nalized by year end. President Cason opened the oor for public comment. ere being none, Councilman Ross moved that the City of Williston adopt Resolution 2012-17 setting the nal millage rate of 5.9025 for the scal year 2012113. Vice President Fugate seconded and the motion carried unanimously, 4-0. President Cason announced that the nal millage rate will be set at 5.9025. Vice President Fugate moved to adopt Resolution 2012-18 establishing a budget with total appropriated expenditures and reserves of $14,756,282, a 6.2% increase over the prior years total expenditures. Councilman Byrd seconded. Vice President Fugate asked what speci cally was being increased by the resolution. Interim City Manager Wingo responded that the increases are not in the general fund but are due to new grant revenues for the airport and other increases that a ected the total revenues and then the expenditures in the budget. Vice President Fugate commented that in the recent nance information received, at the end of August, the City was very close to the 100% mark for the full year and asked if the adjustments made through the amendment would ensure that the City does not exceed the 100% threshold. Interim City Manager advised it would and that the amendment corrects the current year budget in line with what is being adopted for carry forwards and fund balances for the next year. President Cason stated that the current motion references Resolution 2012-18 that establishes a budget for 2012-13 but in that same resolution it also amends the budget for the 2011-12 year. He suggested the motion be restated to include language referring to the amendment to the budget for the 2011112 Year. Vice President Fugate con rmed that his intent was to make a motion to adopt the resolution as printed in the package to adopt the 2012-13 budget and amend the current year budget for 2011-12. President Cason asked for clari cation related to the increase of $310,579 for FY 11112 as to whether there was increase in income or an increase in expenses. Mr. Stephen Bloom of Severn Trent responded that most of the increase was related to the energy e ciency grant revenues. He added that, overall, whatever revenue was increased, expenditures were also increased to keep the budget in balance. On vote, the motion passed unanimously, 4-0. At that time, the budget hearing was deemed concluded by President Cason.ITEM 9 ADJOURNMENTVice President Fugate moved to adjourn and the meeting was adjourned at 5:12 pm .Jason S. Cason, City Council President Frances V. Taylor, City Clerk 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!Its Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com Read the Levy County Journal classi eds 24/7/365 online @ LevyJournalOnline.comClassi ed Ads It Pays To AdvertiseAnd theres no better place than the Levy County Journal. Contact Ren today for advertising rates and monthly specials at email@example.com or call 352-490-4462 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923
The Levy County Journal10BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Community Calendar continued from page 3BInglis Council Meeting Nov. 13 e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on Nov. 13 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. 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 352/3427525. 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. NOTICE there will be NO Trail of Treaters in Williston e Williston Chamber of Commerce has cancelled its plans to host the Trail of Treaters for this year. Please make note and tell anyone you know that might have been planning on participating in this event. anks. 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 smbrod@ havenhospice.orgWilliston City Council Meeting Oct. 16 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 Oct. 16. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060.Fillies Club Halloween Carnival Oct. 27 e Fillies Club Annual Halloween Carnival will be held again this year on Saturday October 27 at Ocala Breeders Sales and we are looking for sponsorships and donations in order to accomplish this monumental task! OBS has donated the use of their property for over 20 years and we greatly appreciate that! e purpose of this Carnival is to provide an a ordable, family-oriented, Halloween alternative. with bouncy houses, haunted house, a train ride, clowns, games and prizes, costume contest, food and funand is open to the public for a $1 donation per person. Last year we had over 500 in attendance, including many complimentary guests such as foster children and under-privileged families. All sponsors will be acknowledged with prominent signage at the event. is year I am asking for sponsorships for the following: $350 to cover the bouncy houses; $200 to cover the kiddie train $100 to cover the clowns $50 Booth sponsors-a booth consists of a game, each child plays the game and receives candy or goody, etcI need 20 booth sponsorships Donations of candy, or any type of small prizes (does not have to be Halloween themed) VOLUNTEERS to run boothsthis is a lot of fun!! We ask that you wear a halloween costume. Call Tracy Williams, Florida orobred Fillies Club, at 352/207-3368 or 352/307-8100 or email: Tracy.williams@ deltona.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. Levy County Autism Support Group Oct. 30Autism 4 Parents & Understanding U are hosting monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 40 NW 1st Street in Williston. For more information: 352/529-1010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online web site for information is: www.autism4parents.org/OCALAOcala Civic Theater After School Classes Start Oct. 15Starting Oct. 15, the Ocala Civic eatre Education Department is heading into its second round of fall classes and theres something for every age and interest to enjoy! We have a great assortment of classes and performance opportunities for grades K-12 this fall. Grades K-2 can have fun with Dramatic Play in Monster Mash-Up, My ManyColored Days, and Wiggles and Giggles. Grades 3-5 can explore Creative Drama in Melodrama, American Girls, and Muses, Graces, and Fates. And grades 6-12 can learn eatre Skills in Exploring Relationships. ere also is the performance class Story eatre for grades 2-12 (by audition), featuring classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales such as e Bremen Town Musicians, e Fisherman and His Wife, e Golden Goose, and Henny Penny, all performed with humor and a modern twist. Auditions on Saturday, October 13 at 9 AM. No preparation necessary for auditions; approx. 20 students will be cast. Students should dress comfortably for auditions and will be asked to perform some improvised scenes. Class will meet Monday through Friday, Oct. 22 through Nov. 29, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM (Class will not meet Nov. 21-23 due to anksgiving.) ere will be three performances of Story eatre, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. To sign up, download the class schedule (including dates, times, fees, class descriptions, and registration form) from our website, www.ocalacivictheatre.com ere is a tuition fee for all classes, but scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate nancial need. Registration forms may be turned in to the Ocala Civic eatre box o ce, faxed to (352) 236-0927, or mailed to 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470. For more information, call (352) 236-2274.DUNNELLONRainbow SpringsRainbow Springs State Park Autumn Events Woodturners Show and Sale. e Hands On WoodTurners return to Rainbow Springs State Park on Oct. 27 and 28 from 10 AM to 4 PM to display and sell their beautiful wares. Artists bring lathes and actually work on items while you watch. Watch a bowl or a piece of art being made before your eyes. ere will be great gifts at all prices to meet your holiday needs. A portion of each sale is donated to the Friends of Rainbow Springs to help their e orts to support the park. Admission to park is $2.00 per person. For information, call 352-465-8555. e Dark Side of the Rainbow. Rainbow Springs State Park sta and volunteers are hosting a Trail of Terror at the park on Halloween Eve, Oct. 31st, from 7 to 10 PM. If you are looking for chills, thrills, screams, and horror attend the Dark Side of the Rainbow. Zombies, ghosts, witches and pirates invade a trail at the park, while volunteers take you on a fearful adventure. Only $2.00 per person, children 5 and under are free. Trails are uneven so wear closed toed shoes. No food or drink will be allowed on the trails, but Friends of Rainbow Springs food concession will be open in the parking lot for snacks and drinks. For information, or if you would like to volunteer for this event as part of the scaring crew, call 352/465-8555 or email Nicky.Aiken@dep.state. .us. Fine Art Show and Sale Local artists will be in all the pavilions at Rainbow Springs State Park on Nov. 17 and 18 for their Fall Show and Sale from 10 AM. until 4 PM. Each year local artists display their creations overlooking the beautiful Rainbow Springs. Show will include framed oils, watercolors, and acrylics, browse boxes with originals and prints, beautiful jewelry, and smaller items. A portion of each sale is donated to help the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park in their support of the park. Admission is $2.00; children 5 and under are free. For information call 352/4658555. CITRUS COUNTYHolidaze Crafters of Hernando UMC Show Nov. 9-10 e Holidaze Crafters of Hernando United Methodist Church are opening the church to crafters from all over for the annual Holidaze Craft Sale. ere are over 25 exhibitors ready to bring you exciting and unique handmade items, made in the USA! e date is Fri. Nov. 9 and Sat. Nov. 10, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, the Hernando UMC Women will be selling delicious home-baked goods to raise money for missions. e church is located in Citrus County at 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy (Rt 486) in Hernando, Fla. 34442CHIEFLANDFriends of Chie and Library Board Meeting Oct. 11 e Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, at 11:00 a.m. on urs., Oct 11. Members, prospective members and guests are welcome at all meetings. For further information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.orgHardeetown Cemetery Cleanup Oct. 13 e First United Methodist Cemetery (Hardeetown Cemetery) will hold a workday on Sat., Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Everyone who has family in this cemetery is asked to come and help give the cemetery a fall cleanup. Please bring your rakes, shears and any other implements that you think will be useful. It might be helpful to also bring bags in which to place debris. Cold water will be available for everyone. ank you for supporting the cemetery.Yard Sale at First Christian Church Oct. 10-13 e First Christian Church is holding a Yard Sale Oct. 10-13 from 9 AM 3 PM at the church at 6591 NW 140th St. (across from Dekes). All proceeds will be used to provide Christmas gifts for foster children in our area. Info Ruth at 490-7650.Chie and City Commission Meeting on Oct. 22 e Chie and City Commission meets at City Hall on Mondays with the next meeting being Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. e next City Commission meeting will be Nov. 12. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Chie and Chamber Board of Directors and General Members Meeting Oct. 26 e 4th Friday of each month, our next meeting is on the schedule for Fri. Oct. 26, at 12:00 Noon, in the Haven Hospice meeting room located at 311 NE 9th Street (o of Hwy 27). A bu et Lunch will be provided compliments of this months sponsor, Ayers Health & Rehabilitation. All Chamber members are invited to share in our monthly meetings and have a free lunch sponsored by one of our local businesses. Reminder: Our November members meeting will be on November 16th-the 3rd Friday (due to the anksgiving Holiday). Seating space is limited so please reserve your seat by emailing us at the Chamber o ce: chie andchamber@ bellsouth.net or by calling the Chamber o ce 352/493-1849; our voicemail is always there even if we are not. e Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 AM and the doors open for the reports and members segment at 12:00 Noon as usual. Dont forget to get your booth application in for the 2012 Christmas Festival, parade or beauty pageant. If you need an application for any of these events please contact the Chamber o ce.Chie and Chamber Christmas Pageant Dec. 1Applications are now being accepted for the Chie and Chamber Christmas Pageant. e pageant will be held Sat., Dec. 1 at the Depot area in Chie and during the Christmas Festival Activities. e Pageant will be divided into six (6) divisions. Each division will have a winner, a 1st runner up and a 2nd runner up. e runner-ups will receive a trophy in recognition of their achievement. e Queen will receive a beautiful crown and Sache. Each division will also have a peoples choice Queen that will also receive a crown. Age newborn 1 year Little Miss Jingle Bell; 2 years 4 years Little Miss Holly; Kindergarten 2nd Grade Little Miss Snow ake; 3rd Grade 5th Grade Little Miss Mistletoe; 6th Grade 8th Grade Miss Teen Christmas; 9th Grade 12th Grade Miss Christmas. Applications can be picked up at Chie and Elementary School, Chie and Middle School, Chie and High School, or the Chie and Chamber o ce. Application fee of $35.00 for early registration or $45.00 for late registration must accompany application. Fees may be paid by a family member or business sponsor. Application Deadline is November 16. Late Applications will be accepted with a $10.00 late Fee! Please mail application along with your application fee to: Donna Brock, 808 N. Main Street, Chie and, FL 32626. CASH ONLY after the November 16th deadline. Applications can also be delivered in person to Donna Brock at Chie and Middle School.Chie and Chamber Christmas Festival and ParadeDec. 1 e 2012 Chie and Christmas Festival & Parade will be held Sat. Dec. 1 in downtown Chie and at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on US Highway 19 South. e Festival will begin at 10 AM with arts, crafts, music and activities for children. e lighted parade starts at 6 PM followed by the evening celebration that includes the lighting ceremony, caroling and visits with Santa. Walgreens will be providing a photographer for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus with a price sheet for orders. Local entertainment of church choirs, musicians and other entertainers are invited to perform. Attention all businesses, food/beverage vendors, Arts & Crafters and Non Pro t organizationsbooths available: non-pro t organizations $15, Informational booths $30, Food vendors $50. Deadline for applications to be submitted is Nov. 19, but remember booth availability is based on a rst come rst served basis. For further information or registration forms for the festival or Parade please call the Greater Chie and Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-493-1849 email to: chie andchamber@ bellsouth.net GILCHRIST COUNTYWWII Vets and Proud of It Meeting Oct. 11World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet urs. Oct. 11, which is the 2nd ursday of the month, at Akins BBQ in Bell between 11 AM and 11:30 AM. Any questions, please contact me, Virginia Lewis at 215 NE 5th St., Williston, FL. 32696 or call me at 352/528-2310. American Legion Post 91 Hosting Community EventsAmerican Legion Jamerson-She eld Post 91 has been o ering Bingo to members and the tri-county community for the past ve months. Players come from all over the tri-county area to play Bingo as Post 91 Family members volunteer their time to make the program a big success under the leadership of Post Commander Jesse L. Crews. Revenue provides programs for veterans and children in our community. Open to the public, Bingo is every Tues. at 7 PM with doors open at 6:30 PM for registration. e Post 91 Bingo Hall is smoke-free and no alcohol is served. e more players show up, the bigger each pot is. e Progressive Pot is currently $150. Boy Scout Troop 406 and Sea Scout Ship 406 meet on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the Post 91 meeting hall. e Boy Scout program is available to boys age 11 through 17 with objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal tness. Sea Scouting is part of the Venturing program that the BSA o ers for young men and women, ages 14 through 21. e Sea Scout program provides for character, citizenship, and mental and personal tness training for youth to acquire skills that will prepare them to become successful adults. For more information visit the Scouts at their next meeting or contact Scoutmaster Allen Travis, (352) 221-4457. On Wed., Oct. 17, 7 to 9:00 AM, Post 91 will host the rst weekly Veterans Open House at the meeting hall with free donuts and co ee. e Gilchrist County Veterans Service O cer James Mash will be available to answer questions about bene ts and services available to our veterans. Next monthly membership meeting is urs., Oct. 18 with Dinner at 5:30 PM and the meeting at 6:30 PM. Post 91 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 visit us at our Post headquarters on U.S. Hwy 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell (across the highway from the Field of Dreams). You can also call 1st continued on page 11B
The Levy County Journal 11BOctober 11, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 e answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Down 1. Bust maker 5. Halftime lead, e.g. 9. Lawn mowers path 14. Gulf V.I.P. 15. Cut of meat between the ribs and rump 16. Cli side dwelling 17. Green Gables girl 18. Put through a sieve 19. Buckwheat pancakes 20. Smoking accessory (2 wds) 23. Out of fashion 24. Box 25. Circumvent 28. Blue book ller 32. Bandy words 35. Breed 37. Ancient city NW of Carthage 38. Images of distant mountains, e.g. 41. Clear, as a disk 42. Bit 43. Anglers hope 44. Has coming 46. Kind of position 48. Video store section, shortened (2 wds) 50. Gyro wrappers 54. A tense used to narrate past events (2 wds) 59. Bartender on TVs Paci c Princess 60. Pink, as a steak 61. Aquarius musical 62. Post-toast sound 63. Cut it out! 64. ___ quam videri (North Carolinas motto) 65. Britons or Gauls (var. spelling) 66. Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure 67. Abstruse Crossword Puzzle1. Civil rights org. 2. Embryonic sacs 3. Finger jewelry 4. Permanent press (2 wds) 5. ... or ___! 6. Go ahead! (2 wds) 7. Paper present (2 wds) 8. Come in! 9. Deliberate destroyer 10. Having permanence (hyphenated) 11. Bone-dry 12. Food sticker 13. Prince of Wales, e.g. 21. Gun, as with an engine 22. Pillbox, e.g. 26. ___ Wednesday 27. Bad end 29. Native American tent (var. spelling) 30. Real 31. ___ on Down the Road 32. Check 33. French father 34. Apple spray 36. ___ bag 39. Drain valves 40. ___ lost! 45. Dear one 47. Tarzan extra 49. Blue-ribbon position 51. Bait 52. Biscotti avoring 53. ___ throat 54. Bumpkin 55. Cast Away setting 56. Attack, with into 57. Egg on 58. 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We will also have several testimonials from those who have completed our program. ere are many door prizes given away and a silent auction held with many nice items for you to bid on. If you want to stay overnight at Otter Springs you can check out their facilities at www. ottersprings.com (You can also get directions from this website). Kevin and Nina CravenCROSS CITYDAV Auxiliary Events e Cross City Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is located at 125 SE 165 Ave. (Airport Road) and hosts Bingo every Wed. and Sat at 6 p.m. at the Chapter Hall. Nov. 1st thru 3rd Yard/rummage/bake sale indoors. Looking for donations of useable items. Call Millie at 352/498-3899 for drop o arrangements or drop o any Wed. or Sat. from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 9 will be the date for our FREE Christmas Dinner for ALL veterans and their families. Spread the word. SUWANNEE COUNTY Suwannee Chapter of Florida Trail Assoc. Meeting Nov. 12 e Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association holds its monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month, Sept. through June, at the Suwannee River Water Management District O ce, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ( e o ce is located on the corner of US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak.) Monthly meetings provide information on a wide variety of topics pertaining to nature, ecology, wildlife of the area, photography, etc. e public is cordially invited to join us for our monthly meetings as well as hiking/paddling activities throughout the year. Contact Chapter Chair, Sylvia Dunnam, 386/3623256 or by e-mail at: dunnams@windstream. net, for more information on the association or the monthly program. Web site: www.suwannee. oridatrail. org or www.meetup.com/ Suwannee-FTA for a calendar of activities.Community Calendar continued from page 10Bthat were taken. Vice President Fugate moved to appoint the Citizens Advisory Task Force. Councilman Ross seconded. President Cason announced the motion to appoint the following people to the task force: Crystal Curl, Cara Fortney, Avis Seabrook, Sharon Holcomb and Bob Harris. Vice President Fugate clari ed that it was permissible to have no more than one City employee on the task force. On vote, motion passed unanimously, 4-0. Vice President Fugate moved to direct Fred Fox to prepare the application for the CDBG project for the pressure reduction valve and the replacement/repair of sewer lines. Councilman Goodman seconded and the motion passed unanimously, 4-0.F. REVIEW/APPROVAL CONTRACT: AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANT AWARD NUMBER S1307Interim City Manager Wingo advised that this item is essentially requesting Council to agree to accept the grant revenue of $3,000 of the Historic Preservation Award relative to installing a memorial in Heritage Park Vice President Fugate moved to approve agreement with Florida Department of State for Historic Preservation Grant s31 07 and designating Mr. Hall as a liaison with the granting department and to be reimbursed for funds after the expenditure is made. Councilman Goodman seconded and the motion passed unanimously, 4-0.G. REVIEW/APPROVAL CONTRACT: AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GRANT AWARD NO. 3-12-0087-013-2012 FOR WILLISTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORTInterim City Manager Wingo advised this is a request approve to accept funding for the Construction of Taxiway A. President Cason stated for clari cation that this arose out of previous agreement to move forward with this project and the City was then advised that our revenue was increased by $150,000 so this is necessary to recognize the increase and move forward with the grant agreement. Vice President Fugate moved to authorize the Council President to sign the grant agreement with FAA for project number 3-12-0087-0132012. Councilman Goodman seconded. Vice President Fugate clari ed that the program requires a 10% match from the City of $15,000 which is coming from timber sales. On vote, the motion passed unanimously, 4-0.ITEM 6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATIONMs. Sresovich asked if a listing of all utility refunds and how much was given to each customer is available by request. Interim City Manager Wingo stated that it is and she would consider that a public information request. She advised that City Clerk Taylor would ensure that she is provided that information. Mrs. Debra Jones complimented President Cason on a job well done at the meeting.ITEM 7 CITY MANAGERS ANNOUNCEMENTS A. STAFF REPORT: STATUS OF WHOLESALE ELECTRIC RFP PROCESSInterim City Manager Wingo stated that she had intended to brief the Council on the wholesale electric process. FMPA has been working with her and a memo and time line related to the RFP have been provided that indicate the RFP would be put out no later than October 1 st. She advised she should have the RFP by the end of the week. e idea was that the City would begin receiving responses by October 15th e City received a letter from Progress Energy and their proposal o ers the nal negotiated price that was given to Mt. Dora for 2014 2016 and includes a waiver of the $60,000 related to their billing error. She noted that in order to receive this o er, the City must begin negotiations in the next 30 days. Councilman Goodman noted that the o er would save the City an estimated $300,000 according to the letter received from Progress Energy. Interim City Manager Wingo responded that it remains unclear whether or not this o er is the best the City can achieve adding that an RFP may force them to get the City a better quote. President Cason stated that with an RFP, the City would still be expected to pay $60,000 in billing errors and expect to pay a rate increase in 2013. He commented that these are the real incentives for the City related to this agreement but that ultimately, the decision before Council remains whether to go forward with the RFP, delay the RFP process while trying to determine what to do with the letter or to accept the o er included in the letter. He concluded that he did not understand how Council could get the best deal possible for the City if the Council limited its negotiations to the sole organization that is currently providing power for the City. Vice President Fugate observed that the o er essentially requires that the city close down the RFP process and that the main leverage Progress Energy has in this situation is they are the only provider that can give the City rate relief now. He concluded that if Progress is not talking about giving the City this o er now then he would prefer to pursue and RFP. Councilman Goodman stated that he read the letter as a set o er and that his position is that he would like more information. Councilman Ross asked if this o er were accepted, would the provisions prohibit the City from pursuing the RFP. President Cason responded that he believed it would. John Warner, Business Development Manager with Progress Energy addressed the Council. President Cason asked Mr. Warner to clarify if the letter was an o er to negotiate or a proposal to accept or walk away from. Mr. Warner clari ed that although it appeared that the City was under the impression that the issue under review was related to a one year extension, per the contract, what should actually be under consideration is a three year extension. President Cason con rmed with Mr. Warner that if the City were to accept the current extension option, it would go into e ect in January 2014 for three years but if the parties are not able to reach a mutually agreeable rate, the contract will expire at the end of the term which is 2013. President Cason again asked if the letter represented a bottom line proposal or o er to negotiate and if the City continued to pursue and RFP would the o er be taken from the table. Mr. Wagner responded that the delay has been in completing negotiations with Mt. Dora but now that has been complete, the best proposal that can be presented is one that had already been approved with another city. He added that Mt. Dora had spent a lot of money on not only the RFP document but the analysis and the legal costs that go along with it. Councilman Goodman asked if the letter was a proposal or a negotiation o er. Mr. Wagner responded that he had only the authority to say we have approved the terms of this contract with Mt. Dora and that Progress Energy would approve this contract with the City of Williston. President Cason stated that for the Council to sit down at the table, they would have to show a willingness to accept a proposal that does not impact the utility rate until 2014. He added that the City would have much more incentive to talk if the rate began in 2013. He then asked again, if the Council pursues an RFP would the o er be taken from the table. Mr. Wagner stated that if the City decides to go out for an RFP, it is an indicator that the Council is not interested in the proposal. Councilman Ross stated he did not see how an RFP could be considered an indicator that the City is not interested adding that if this is the best deal available, then that is what the City is interested in. Mr. Wagner stated that this is the Progress Energy o er in response to the Citys request for an extension Interim City Manager Wingo stated that if Progress were going to respond to the City of Willistons RFP, at a minimum, it would have to start with the current proposal. Vice President Fugate stated that he did not believe them Council needed to do anything with the letter at this time. He advised he would like to discuss it with Progress Energy and the message he would like Mr. Wagner to take back is that Progress Energy is the only company that can make the Citys situation better today. Every day is one less day of leverage available to them and his position is that he is willing to listen to what Progress Energy has to o er today as opposed to 2014. He concluded that the City will get their best 2014 o er through the RFP process. President Cason stated that the Council is very rate conscious and are aware of what will be in the best interest of the City. Councilman Goodman asked if there would be any problem with the City having an RFP out and yet negotiating with one of the companys that might be responding to the RFP at the same time. City Attorney Koberlein responded that no bids should be arbitrarily rejected. He did not recommend going out for bids and then negotiating unilaterally. He did recommend establishing a date certain to return to the RFP process if negotiations were to occur. Vice President Fugate pointed out that if the Council does not respond to the o er and moves ahead with the RFP, that would not impede Progress Energy from making another o er in the future. President Cason stated that if the Council were to receive additional proposals from Progress Energy in the future, then the City can, at any time, stop the RFP process. Vice President Fugate noted that it would not be considered an arbitrary rejection of a bid if the Council rejected a contract proposal that started next year for one that provides relief right now. Vice President Fugate con rmed with Interim City Manager Wingo that nothing further was needed from Council to proceed with the RFP process to begin October 1 st.B. STAFF REPORT: LETTER FROM MR. DENNIS LOWMANMr. CJ Zimoski provided an update on a letter received from a Mr. Dennis Lowman regarding an issue related to a fence and another issue related to a fallen tree. Mr. Zimoski con rmed for Councilman Goodman that a survey was done prior to putting up the fence and that was recon rmed after visiting the property via survey markers which indicated the fence is 6 inches to a foot from the line and on City property. Vice President Fugate explained that Mr. Lowman is heir to an estate and is out of town and may be referencing the property appraisers map online which can be o by 10 or 15 feet from the actual survey. Mr. Zimoski veri ed for Councilman Goodman that the City had intended to remove the tree. Vice President Fugate pointed out that it is a county street. For clari cation, President Cason summarized the information contained in the letter and that Mr. Lowman was claiming that the city fence was on his property and a tree fell during Tropical Storm Debbie that he believed the City should remove.ITEM 8 COUNCILORS ANNOUNCEMENTSVice President Fugate advised that the Fire Chief was at the Board of County Commissioners meeting at which they set assessment rates at $40 but were increased to $90 a residential parcel. He noted that it would still create a shortage in their budget in the county but that they will make up for it elsewhere. He noted his main point is that the re budget is doubling in the next scal year and EMS is increasing at a projected $800,000 and that the City of Williston is not getting any of that. Interim City Manager Wingo stated that for those who did not receive it by email, she had sent out an update of projects. She noted that of the times she has worked on budgets this has been one of the most enjoyable processes she has gone through and she considered it very impressive and eye-opening.ITEM 9 ADJOURNMENTVice President Fugate moved to adjourn. Councilman Goodman seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 9:21 p.m. Jason S. Cason, City Council President Frances V. Taylor, City ClerkWilliston City Council Meeting 9-11-12 continued from page 7B
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Stir in enough remaining our to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly oured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough into 5 equal pieces; roll each piece to a 6-inch rope. Shape into oval roll. Place on large greased baking sheet. Place 3-inches apart for crisper buns. Place 1/2-inch apart for softer buns. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. (For hot dog buns divide into 8 pieces and proceed the same) Bake in preheated 375F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and brush over tops of buns.Brats & BeerBeer and brats are a classic combination and the addition of a few spices make it even tastier. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Grill Time: 8 to 10 minutes Makes 5 servings 24 ounces beer** 1 large onion, sliced1 teaspoon Spice Islands Whole Black Pepper 1 teaspoon Spice Islands Whole Mustard Seed 1 Spice Islands Cinnamon Stick 1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands Crushed Red Pepper 1 package (19 ounces) raw bratwurst, 5 links 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine 1 can (16 ounces) sauerkraut, drained 5 buns Combine beer, onions, black pepper, mustard, cinnamon stick and crushed red pepper in a large saucepan. Add bratwurst. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove onions from liquid; set aside. Pierce each bratwurst with a fork 3 to 4 times. Grill 8 to 10 minutes over medium direct heat until bratwurst is browned and cooked through to at least 140 F. Serve on bun and top with seasoned onions and sauerkraut, if desired. To make onions and sauerkraut, heat butter in a large skillet. 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Four key programs budgeted for the next program year follow: Mobile Irrigation Lab: $165,000 will be designated to identify the need for water e ciency of existing center pivot irrigation systems. e funds will pay for about 180 systems to be evaluated and recommendations made to reduce water use on these systems. To date, nearly 8 billion gallons of water have been saved through the program. Irrigation Retro t Program: $100,000 in cost-share funds will be used to help improve water e ciency of about 20 existing center pivot systems. Funds will pay for various tasks, such as converting systems from high pressure to low pressure, retro tting systems with more e cient spray nozzles, repairing leaks, and installing endgun shuto s. e program saved 1 billion gallons of water last year. BMPs Tools Cost-Share Program: $100,000 in cost-share funds will be available to about 10 farmers to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs). e funds will pay for new technologies, such as global positioning systems and more e cient fertilizer application equipment to help improve water quality. rough the use of BMP tools, 50 pounds of nitrogen has been saved per acre. Conservation Technical Assistance: $300,000 is designated to update poultry conservation plans on about 50 poultry farms. e funds will help improve litter handling practices on poultry operations to help improve water quality. Conservation plans typically reduce nutrient loading up to 35 percent. Funding for the programs in the amount of $1.15 million will be provided by the SRWMD, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). e SRP would like to thank all our partners for providing funding and/or support for these programs, said SRP Coordinator Hugh omas. eir funding and input are vital to the success of our organization. Partners of the SRP are pictured from left: Jon Dinges, SRWMD; Darrell Smith, FDACS; Charles Gauthier, DEP; Rich Budell, FDACS; Staci Braswell, Farm Bureau; Ray Hodge, Southeast Milk Inc.; Carolyn Saft, UF/IFAS; Drew Bartlett, DEP; Frankie Hall, Farm Bureau; Joan Dusky, UF/IFAS; Terry Hansen, DEP; Joel Love, SRP; Ann Shortelle, SRWMD; Kevin Wright, SRWMD; Hugh Thomas, SRP; and John Stubble eld, SRP.