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Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 89, NO. 17 50 CENTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 The Eagle landed in BronsonSee 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 PMCheck out the new Jobs Bronson Minutes See page Section A Chie and Minutes See page Section BSee page 11AMembers of the Drug Task Force arrested Leroy Brown Jr., 19, and John Edward Blair, 26, both of Archer during a buy bust operation on October 24. Both men were charged with numerous felony charges. Sergeant Jay Bolton with Chie and Police Department and a member of the Drug Task Force Unit had a con dential source make a controlled phone call to Leroy Brown for the purpose of buying narcotics. e Brown and Blair agreed to sell an ounce of powder cocaine and a shotgun to the source for $1,350 dollars and meet at the entrance of Blue Springs Park to conduct the drug deal. Upon the arriving the suspects informed the con dential source they did not have an ounce of cocaine or the shotgun, but they did have two eight balls, commonly known as a of an ounce of powder cocaine. After the suspects and con dential source haggled about the price the con dential source purchased the eight balls of cocaine for $300.00. After the drug deal the suspects left in their brown Buick sedan and a felony tra c stop was conducted. e suspects were overwhelmed with Drug Agents, Patrol deputies and a K-9 team and they surrendered without incident. During the arrest it was discovered that Blair had over 43 grams of marijuana in the picket of his pants which led to additional charges. An inventory of the vehicle yielded over 4 grams of crack cocaine and 12 grams of marijuana. Also on October 24, 20-year-old Rodney Charles Kirkland a/k/a Stump was arrested at 517 Main Street in Bronson. Kirkland had warrants from Dixie County for three counts of armed burglary and grand theft. e Levy County Sheri s O ce Drug Task Force received information that Kirkland was in Levy County selling narcotics. Members of the Drug Task Force located and arrested Kirkland at a residence in Bronson. Kirkland was inside the residence and after the house was surrounded he decided to peacefully surrender to authorities. Kirkland was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail with no bond. e Levy County Sheri s O ce Criminal Investigation Detectives arrested Ronald Jack Davis, 23, Edward Lee Garcia, 21, Law Enforcement Busy Busting Drug Dealers and Burglars Leroy Brown Jr.John Edward Blair Rodney Charles Kirkland By Kathy HilliardEditorOn October 25 history was in the making and the demolishing. e home of the Suwannee River Fair had been vandalized to the point it had to give up all its memories to live in the minds and hearts of the thousands of fair exhibitors who had spent time their showing o their animals and crafts. In 1953 the state of Florida put up the building that housed the state road guard o ce up front and the fair facilities in the rest. Eventually, after the retirement of Roger Pittman in the front o ces, the Suwannee River Fair complex took over the entire building allowing generations of exhibitors to show o every year the animal they had cared for, fed, groomed, and learned to exhibit according to the rules of showmanship and good stewardship. Many memories and good skills culminated in that old building. According to Loran Brookins, who has been spearheading much of this project and who went to the Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie County commissioners for a share in the funding of the generous project of the Anderson family, February 1, 2013 is the target date for the new facility. Brookins also said whoever built the old place in 1953 meant for it to stay in place. It took more than a front-end loader to dig out the footers. Brookins said they were 3-foot deep concrete footers loaded with rebar and they had to get out the heavier heavy equipment to dislodge and dig out the footers. ey meant business when they put these down, said Brookins. Brookins also said he had heard lots of stories of people who were reminiscing of the days of old when they put time and hard work into exhibiting in that great old building. But according to Brookins, the good part of the new memories being made is they will be made in air conditioning. For that. it is worth it. See more pictures 5B.Tri County History Coming Down to Make a New FutureSomeone was willing to pay the bucks to put their cand idate on a billboard for all who drive by to read on US 19 north of Chie and just before Stones BP on the righthand side. And even though the policy of the Levy County Journal is not to endorse candidates, we believe th is election is so important to the future of our country we do announce that we concur with the brave American who put his belief out there for all to see. Please use your great privilege to vote to put America back on track by voting Romney/Ryan. The drive into the fairgrounds is now forever change d as Levy County awaits a new building for the Suwannee River Fair thanks to the generosity of residents and cities who made it all possible. Photos courtesy of Linda Cooper, Levy County Journal.By Sharona Schwartz for TheBlaze.comEighty-year-old Bryna Franklin says shes never voted anything but Democrat from the time she could vote. In fact, she was so committed to her party she once headed the Israel branch of Democrats Abroad and was a delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention. But the faith in her party has been shaken during the four years that Barack Obama has been president, and she has decided for the rst time in her life to vote Republican. Franklin, who now lives in Jerusalem, is the star of the latest Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) ad urging American Jews to vote for Mitt Romney for president. In the ad thats running this week in four swing states, she criticizes President Obamas Israel policy: e relationship changed almost immediately when President Obama became elected. He went to Egypt, he didnt come to Israel  ere was never daylight between Israel and the United States, between the United States and Israel. is is a new phenomenon that, it means theres changing. at special relationship does not exist  Forget that you voted Democratic since you were knee-high to a grasshopper. I did too. My message to American Jews is to join me, Bryna Franklin, former chairperson of Democrats Abroad Israel and a delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention to switch sides and vote for Mitt Romney for president. e Missouri native also penned an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post published Monday night in which she writes: In all of my 80 years, I have never before voted for a Republican for president. But this time around, I am not only proudly voting for Mitt Romney, but feel compelled to encourage others to do the same. I grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Missouri, and came of age politically as a proud Democrat due to the inspiration of my native-son president, Harry Truman. I have been involved in Democratic Party politics for many years in both America and Israel, including serving as vice chairperson of the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee in Missouri. It is precisely because of my belief in the longtime ideals of the Democratic Party that I feel the responsibility to speak out now. Why? First, because we ask in each presidential cycle, Are we better o now than we were four years ago? is year, the answer is a resounding NO! But even more troubling, in so many ways, President Barack Obama has betrayed the ideals of the great Democratic Party. He is a poor successor to Trumans legacy. Franklin slams Obama for being in her words so scally irresponsible in running up trilliondollar de cits every year; insu ciently tackling unemployment; for being a weak leader, not taking on Syrian President Hafez Assad and for abandoning former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. But her main issue with the president is her assessment that Obama has singled out Israel Former Head of Democrats Abroad in Israel and DNC Delegate Now Campaigning for Romney continued on page 2A With the backdrop of Jerusalems Old City behind her, Franklin urges Jewish American voters: Forget that you voted Democratic since you were knee-high to a grasshopper. Photo credit: TheBlaze.com from Screen shot from new Republican Jewish Coalition ad FALL BACKDont forget to set your clocks BACK 1 hour at bedtime Saturday.continued on page 2A
The Levy County Journal2ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Costello, Kenneth E Dunnellon NO DL NEVER HAD ONE,LSOA W/O GIVING INFO, HIT & RUN BND $50,000Licari, Joseph M Reddick WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT $1,000 PURGEReed, Lesheri D Chie and FTA BATTERY $5,000 SURETY BONDCollins, Rodney H Ocala WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT $1,000 PURGEJail Media Report for 10/22/2012 to 10/29/2012 ADAMS, ERIC LEONARD, 37, OF INGLIS, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF ADKINS, LAFAYE NICOLE. 29, OF WILLISTON, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE; TRESPASSING STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE BLAIR JR, JOHN EDWARD, 26, OF ARCHER, FL: WI 1000 FT OF SPECIFIED AREA SCHED II COCAINE-SELL; WIT SELL ETC WI 1000 FT SPECIFIED AREA SCH II COCAINE-POSSESS; CRIM ATT SOL CONSPIRE 3RD DEG FEL LVL 3 TO 10; WIT SELL ETC WI 1K FT SPECIFIED AREA SCH I MARIJUANA-POSSESS; WIT SELL ETC WI 1000 FT SPECIFIED AREA SCH II COCAINE-POSSESS; POSSESS MARIJUANA OVER 20 GRAMS; USE 2 WAY COMM DEVICE TO FACIL FELONY; DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP HABITUAL OFFENDER BROWN JR, LEROY, 19, OF ARCHER, FL: WITH INTENT TO SELL MFG OR DELIVER SCHEDULE I MARIJUANA-POSSESS; CRIM ATT SOL CONSPIRE 3RD DEG FEL LVL 3 TO 10; WI 1000 FT OF SPECIFIED AREA SCHED II COCAINE-SELL; WIT SELL ETC WI 1000 FT SPECIFIED AREA SCH II COCAINE-POSSESS; USE 2 WAY COMM DEVICE TO FACIL FELONY CRUZ, MOSES, 20, OF ARCHER, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 7 CUMBO, CHAD ALEXANDER, 28, OF BRONSON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT CUMBO, SARAH ELIZABETH, 26, OF BRONSON, Levy County Sheri s O ce Arrest Report 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.comClassi ed AdsLevy Countys Most WantedFL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT DAVIS, RONALD JACK, 23, OF ARCHER, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED X 2; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS X 2; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN DEEDS, MICHAEL, 30, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT X 2 DONALD, JEREMY DANTE, 26, OF WILLISTON, FL: COMMIT FELONY BATTERY FISCHER, MICHAEL A, 64, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR FITCH, MYA MARIE, 34, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE GARCIA, EDWARD LEE, 21, OF ARCHER, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED X 2; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS X 2; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN X 2 GONZALEZ, GREGORIO, 24, OF PERRY, FL: PROB VIOLATION HILL, STEVEN MATTHEW, 29, OF HAWTHORNE, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2 KIRKLAND JR, RODNEY CHARLES, 20, OF CROSS CITY, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2 LATORRE, THOMAS EDWARD, 57, OF KEY WEST, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN MOZELL, MICHAEL TYRELL, 18, OF WILLISTON, FL: INTERFERE WITH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS PARKER, RACHAL SARA, 20, OFCHIEFLAND, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2 ROBINSON, DIAMONTA ANTWAIN, 20, BURGL UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED X 2; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS X 2; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN X 2 SCOTT, TAKESIA VALENCIA, 26, OF WILLISTON, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN; FALSE ID TO SECONDHAND DEALER UNDER 300 DOLS STANFIELD, SHANNON MARIE, 27, OF BRONSON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT STEVENS, EMILY, 24, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT Shample, Brian C Fanning SpgsFTA BATTERY $5,000 BOND CASH/SURETY Service Jacks LandMacclenny Doctor Arrested for FraudDr. Charles Scarborough, 76, of Macclenny, was arrested for one count of organized scheme to defraud over $50,000, a rst-degree felony, and 821 counts of false or fraudulent insurance claims, a third-degree felony according to a release by the Florida Department of Law Enforcements Jacksonville Regional Operations Center. e doctor could receive up to 30 years in prison. e investigation began in late 2011 when investigators identi ed Scarborough as a signi cant prescriber of controlled substances in northeast Florida. According to investigators, they discovered evidence that allegedly linked Scarborough to overprescribing of medications to patients as well as allowing unlicensed and untrained sta members to practice medicine. ese employees were then being directed to in ate medical billing to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers for a level of service that the patient did not receive. Interviews with employees indicated that Scarborough, a sole practitioner, pushed his untrained medical sta to see 50 or more patients a day and bill for medical issues not addressed and treatment not received all with the intent of maximizing pro t. We are pleased with the cooperative e ort between the Baker County Sheri s O ce, FDLE and all of the other governmental agencies whose e orts culminated with this arrest, said Baker County Sheri Joey B. Dobson. is is a prime example of law enforcement teaming together to remove a major violator from our community, said Dominick Pape, Special Agent in Charge of FDLEs Jacksonville Region. is level of fraud has to be attacked by a team e ort to be successful. During the course of the investigation, authorities teamed with the Florida Department of Health to obtain an Emergency Suspension Order for Scarboroughs medical license in October of 2011. Scarborough was booked into the Clay County Jail. is case is being prosecuted by the Attorney Generals O ce of Statewide Prosecution. Busting Drugs continued from page 1A and DiAmonta Antwain Robinson, 21, all of Archer, on October 24 for two counts of burglary and grand theft. Previously on October 17, deputies had responded to two Williston homes in reference to residential burglaries. e victims stated that unknown person(s) forcibly entered their residence and stole a washing machine, dryer and vacuum cleaner. Sgt Mike Narayan and Detective Roger Bell had no leads but were concerned that the suspects may return to the crime scene to steal other items inside the residence. e suspects carried the stolen items outside and threw them over the victims fence on October 20, 2012. rough old-fashioned police work the trio were identi ed and found to be living in Alachua County. With the assistance of the Alachua County Sheri s O ce Detectives the men were located and arrested for burglary and grand theft. Detective Roger Bell stated Additional charges are expected in Levy County. Ronald Jack DavisEdward Lee GarciaDiAmonta Antwain RobinsonFormer Head of Democrats continued from page 1A and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for criticism. She writes: Nowhere has President Obama failed to live up to Democratic ideals more than in his relationship with democratic Israel. From his creation of daylight between our countries to constant public criticism of Israeli policy does Obama do this to any other country? Obama has allowed severe deterioration of our special relationship just as Israel and the world face extreme danger. President Obamas open hostility to Israels prime minister, and his insulting true feelings caught on an open microphone, indicate antipathy towards the citizens of Israel. Obamas administration does not even maintain symbolic gestures: at the recent opening of the United Nations Assembly, the United States sat and listened to the address by the president of Iran, yet Ambassador Rice was absent during the entire presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. is wasnt lost on the leaders of Israels enemies. Coming from Missouri, I take immense pride that President Truman had the courage, conviction and moral compass to recognize the nascent state of Israel. By comparison, President Obama has steered our relationship to an abysmal low. As a result of her disappointment in Obama, Franklin says she sees no choice but to switch sides and vote for Mitt Romney for president who better embodies our Democratic ideals. e Republican Jewish Coalition says the television ad featuring Bryna Frankin is running in Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania through Election Day and is part of the groups My Buyers Remorse initiative which invites those who voted for Obama in 2008 to submit videos about their disappointment in the president.
The Levy County Journal 3ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 When you run a successful hot dog vending business, you truly relish your work. And, that is certainly the case for nine APD (Agency for Persons with Disabilities) customers who collectively run a hot dog cart located just outside of Goodwill industries on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. Fred Allen, Charlotte Coach, Anthony Dayton, Becky French, Aisha Issa, Michael Jacobie, Josh Lessor, Kerr Sargood, and Amy ompson run the business. Learning how to operate their own business, literally from scratch, has changed their lives and the lives of everyone around them. Amy ompson, one of the nine workers, deeply enjoys her new entrepreneurial world and her sense of pride is unmistakable. I have been able to get better at my customer service skills. I have to take orders and run the register. It is de nitely more responsibility for me, but I am learning more skills, says ompson. e hot dog stand business started in mid-May but, before it could even begin, each owner had to become a certi ed food handler. at means more than just cooking hot dogs. ey each had to be able to keep precise temperature logs, utilize proper sanitation techniques, purchase and maintain inventory, and display outstanding customer service skills. e hot dog stand is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. e start-up entrepreneurs have steady sales in the range of $1,200 a month. Initially, they needed support and help from their adult day training skills trainer, however, after four months of operation they are able to run the business almost entirely own their own. e hard work has paid o Not only have they learned basic business skills, but they also track their progress on a specially designed spreadsheet. e program displays their bottom line on a big, easy to read, overhead screen. After carefully entering all the needed information, the program then calculates pro ts and losses so each worker can see what works and what doesnt. If they purchase too much advance inventory, their pro ts fall. If they have a particularly good sales day, their reward is immediately seen. And, business is booming. e concept started when Derek Arnold, the Supervisor for Goodwill Adult Day Training Program, did research and discovered that Marion County had numerous food-based businesses. Why go elsewhere? Arnold thought a hot dog cart would be a perfect match for hungry, lunch time shoppers. After months of planning, fundraising, and food handling training, the entrepreneurs are succeeding. Its amazing, says Arnold, At rst they needed a lot of help. Now it has taken o . He says he actually does very little supervision now. ey are involved in every facet. ey can do it, and they are getting paid well, says Arnold. Each entrepreneur has had a taste of success and they love it. Sales are soaring but more importantly, so is everyones sense of self esteem. e group has also become an inspiration to peers, customers, family, and friends. People attending the Goodwill Adult Day Training program have seen for themselves how business dreams can come true and many want to follow in their footsteps. Change is in the air. Encouraged by their friends success, others are hoping for the same chance and are exploring opportunities to start a business in the future. APD supports people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their communities. e agency annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bi da, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. For more information about the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, visit APDcares.org or call toll-free 1-866-APD-CARES (1-866-273-2273). ....submitted by Melanie Mowry Etters, APR, CPRC, CPM, Communications Director, Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)Hot Dog Stand Gives APD Entepreneurs Opportunity to be Successful Small Business Owners Front 3 ladies (L to R) Rebecca French, Amy Thompson, Aisha Issa; Middle 4 Charlotte Coach, Kerri Sargood, Michael Jacobie, Anthony Dayton; and Back 2Fred Allen and Joshua Lessor. 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Nov. 16 are 2:00 pm 4:00 pm; Sat., Nov. 17 is 9:00 am 11:00 am; Sun., Nov. 18 is 1:00 pm 3:00 pm, Mon., Nov. 19 is 10:00 am 12 Noon Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drop O Locations in the Tri County Area (Levy, Gilchrist, Dixie)Chie and Relay Center Hardeetown Baptist Church Chie and, FL (352) 4934523 1716 NW 14th Street Chie and, FL 32626 Contact: Mac and Karen MacFeggan Home: (352) 4932523 Cell: (352) 949-8487 NETTALK Secondary Home # (352) 448-4807 Hours: Mon., Nov. 12 ru Sat., Nov. Nov. 17 are 2:00 pm 5:00 pm; Sun., Nov. 18 are 5:00 pm 6:00 pm; Mon., Nov. 19 is 9:00 am 2:00 pmOld Town Relay Center Rock Sink Baptist Church Old Town, FL (352) 5429488 471 NE 816th Ave. Old Town, FL 32680 Contact: Janet Cook (352) 542-2134 Cell Hours: Mon., Nov. 12 thru Wed., Nov. 14 are 10:00 am 2:00pm; urs., Nov. 15 is 10:00 am 11:00 am; Fri., Nov. 16 Sat., Nov. 17 are 11:00 am Noon; Sun., Nov. 18 is 3:00 pm 4:00 pm; Mon., Nov. 19 is 10:00 am 11:00 amSteinhatchee Relay CenterFellowship Baptist Church, Steinhatchee, FL (352) 4985205 Corner of Hwy 51 and 1st Ave South Steinhatchee, FL 32359 Contact: Pamela Wessels (352) 356-1086 Hours: Mon., Nov. 12 are 1:00 pm 3:00 pm, Tues., Nov. 13 are 4:30 pm 5:30 pm, Wed., Nov. 14 are 5:30 pm 6:45 pm, urs., Nov. 15 are 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, Fri., Nov. 16 are 10:00 am Noon, Sat., Nov. 17 are 10:00 am 4:00 pm, Sun., Nov.18 are 3:30 pm 5:30 pm, Mon., Nov. 19 are 10:00 am Noon Trenton Relay CenterBethel Baptist Church Trenton, FL (352) 463-2028 7070 SW CR 334-A Trenton, FL 32693 Contact: Joe & Kay Roberts (904) 377-1628 Cell Hours: Mon., Nov. 12 thru Sat., Nov. 17 are 2:00 pm 3:00 pm; Sun., Nov. 18 is 3:30 pm 4:30 pm; Mon., Nov. 19 is 9:00 am 10:00 amWilliston Relay CenterFirst Baptist Church Williston, FL (352) 528-4331 339 E. 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The Levy County Journal4ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Cooling Out the Voters Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateCon dence men know that their victim -the mark as he has been called -is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big di erence whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the con dence man is long gone. So part of the con dence racket is creating a period of uncertainty, during which the victim is not yet sure of what is happening. is delaying process has been called cooling out the mark. e same principle applies in politics. When the accusations that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton rst surfaced, he atly denied them all. en, as the months passed, the truth came out -but slowly, bit by bit. One of Clintons own White House aides later called it telling the truth slowly. By the time the whole truth came out, it was called old news, and the clever phrase now was that we should move on. It was a successful cooling out of the public, keeping them in uncertainty so long that, by the time the whole truth came out, there was no longer the same outrage as if the truth had suddenly come out all at once. Without the support of an outraged public, the impeachment of President Clinton zzled out in the Senate. We are currently seeing another cooling out process, growing out of the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11th this year. e belated release of State Department e-mails shows that the Obama administration knew, while the attack on the American consulate was still underway, that it was a coordinated, armed terrorist attack. ey were getting reports from those inside the consulate who were under attack, as well as surveillance pictures from a camera on an American drone overhead.About an hour before the attack, the scene outside was calm enough for the American ambassador to accompany a Turkish o cial to the gates of the consulate to say goodbye. is could hardly have happened if there were protesting mobs there. Why then did both President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice keep repeating the story that this was a spontaneous protest riot against an anti-Islamic video in America? e White House knew the facts -but they knew that the voting public did not. And it mattered hugely whether the facts became known to the public before or after the election. What the White House needed was a process of cooling out the voters, keeping them distracted or in uncertainty as long as possible. Not only did the Obama administration keep repeating the false story about an antiIslamic video being the cause of a riot that turned violent, the man who produced that video was tracked down and arrested, creating a media distraction. All this kept the video story front and center, with the actions and inactions of the Obama administration kept in the background. e White House had to know that it was only a matter of time before the truth would come out. But time was what mattered, with an election close at hand. e longer they could stretch out the period of distraction and uncertainty -cooling out the voters -the better. Once the con dence man in the White House was reelected, it would be politically irrelevant what facts came out. As the Obama administrations video story began to slowly unravel, their earlier misstatements were blamed on the fog of war that initially obscures many events. But there was no such fog of war in this case. e Obama administration knew what was happening while it was happening. ey didnt know all the details -and we may never know all the details -but they knew enough to know that this was no protest demonstration that got out of hand. From the time it took o ce, the Obama administration has sought to suppress the very concept of a war on terror or the terrorists war on us. e painful farce of calling the Fort Hood murders workplace violence, instead of a terrorist attack in our midst, shows how far the Obama administration would go to downplay the dangers of Islamic extremist terrorism. e killing of Osama bin Laden fed the pretense that the terrorism threat had been beaten. But the terrorists attack in Libya exposed that fraud -and required another fraud to try to cool out the voters until after election day. 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.COM OPINION By Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate ree days after the bloody 9/11 siege on our consulate in Benghazi, the Taliban waged an intricately coordinated, brutal attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. e murderous jihadists released video exactly one month ago this week showing o their training exercises in preparation for the assault. Where are the questions? Wheres the accountability? Wheres the Obama administration? Wheres the press? Wheres the outrage? Two heroic U.S. Marines were killed in the battle. eir names -Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell -have not been uttered publicly by the commander in chief. eir arrival back in the U.S., in agdraped co ns, was not broadcast on network TV. But their brothers-in-arms did not and will not forget. And neither must we. On September 20, John Gresham of the Defense Media Network wrote a scathing detailed breakdown of this little-noticed terrorist attack on our troops. He called it arguably the worst day in USMC aviation history since the Tet O ensive of 1968. Eight irreplaceable aircraft were destroyed or put out of action by Taliban warriors dressed in U.S. combat fatigues -amounting to approximately 7 percent of the total ying USMC Harrier eet, Gresham reported. His summary is bone chilling: A Harrier squadron commander is dead, along with another Marine. Another nine personnel have been wounded, and the nearby Marines at Camp Freedom are now without e ective xed-wing air support. e USMCs response to this disaster will be a telling report card on its leadership and organizational agility. On September 21, the left-leaning magazine e Atlantic published an article on the Camp Bastion attack titled e U.S. Su ered Its Worst Airpower Loss Since Vietnam Last Week and No One Really Noticed. A few right-leaning blogs raised troubling questions about preparedness and security. How did this band of radicals even manage to approach a highly advanced multinational military base without being detected, much less force their way inside en masse? asked Kim Zigfeld of the American inker. How were they able to attack so quickly and e ciently that, even though nearly every one of them was killed in the e ort, they were able to harm the mighty leathernecks more than they had been in half a century? National Reviews Jonathan Foreman wondered whether Pakistan was behind the attack. It seems likely that the special forces of a professional army planned the raid, and trained, advised and led the raiders -that is if they did not actually take part in it. ose special forces would, of course, be those of Pakistan, Foreman posited. is may sound shocking, but it would hardly be the rst time that Pakistani special forces have operated in Afghanistan on behalf of Islamabads allies and proxies. President Obama has referred callously to the murders of our civilian diplomatic sta in Benghazi as bumps in the road. Even more maddening, though, is the radio silence from the White House about what happened that day at Camp Bastion -and what, if anything, Obamas Pentagon did between the last major attack on Bastion in March and the bloody siege in September. Somehow, a band of 15 insurgents managed to penetrate the wire with assault ri es, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons on 9/14. eir destruction was of historic proportions. e attack came six months after U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was the target of a failed suicide attack attempt at Bastion. e (UK) Sun reported at the time that an Afghani was believed to have made the deliberate attempt on Panetta after he broke through defenses and drove a vehicle towards his aircraft. He then went past the perimeter surrounded by armed security and large concrete block guards. Disaster was only averted when the truck caught re and crashed into a ditch on the runway close to where Mr. Panettas jet had landed or was set to land. Team Obama mocks GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney with snarky lines about bayonets and binders. e thinskinned commander in chief exploits Seal Team Six to burnish his leadership cred. And the presidents campaign surrogates have ceaselessly attacked their critics as unpatriotic for questioning this administrations commitment to national security. But silence is complicity. e questions must be asked: Did politically correct rules of engagement hamper our troops defenses? Who knew what and when? Who was behind the attackers? And what is being done to ensure our front-line defenders of freedom are able to defend themselves? 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 email@example.com. 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Have a voice through the Levy County Journal Letter from the EditorWith a President like Obama, Who Needs al-Qaida By Kathy HilliardEditorLike millions of other Americans I watched with horror as violent pictures were ashed across the screen accompanied by a narrative of a terroristic assassination plot against the United States Embassy in Bengazi, Libya. And like millions of mothers across this land I was ever so grateful that none of my three sons were there. And the usual patriotic reasonings ran through my head of how those men had given their lives so the ideal of freedom could be brought to foreign shores, even at the cost of the blood of those soldiers, even though my heart wept for the families and loved ones of the slain Americans there. But as the days went on I was horri ed again and again as the story unfolded of the actions on the part of those in the Obama administration. e rst few tales told us how bad a certain online video slamming Islam was and that it sparked the attack (not an act of terror, of course, a/k/a Ft. Hood workplace violence). e embassy in Cairo made a statement apologizing for the videos attack on Islam followed by the same rendition by the Obama administrative spokespersons including President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If that is how it is done then I want an apology for all the Christians martyred there and here and all the salacious remarks by Occupy groups, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, and others against Christians and their beliefs. And from the President for not observing the National Day of Prayer but observing Muslim holy days. Of course, that will not happen and Christians have always just moved on knowing that no matter what type of words are used against our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, He is more than enough and really does not need for us to save Him from the vileness of the words of others. Sure says something about how small certain other gods must be if their god has to use human beings to be safe. Remember when we also saw pictures across the screen of the Obama huddle as they watched Osama bin Laden get his due? ey could not wait to crow about it then. And dont you know the very same scene happened during the attack on Bengazi. I am dismayed that the blame game Obama plays at every one of his mistake-plays was used on our military and intelligence community. I was enraged to hear our planes could have been there in 2 hours and were not sent. I was proud that Tyrone Woods knew in his heart that saving people was far more important than a stand down order from political hacks. I was crying as I heard Tyrones father speak out on being stonewalled when he requested information and was perfunctorily dismissed as they spewed out more spin while he had no more son. Tyrone Woods followed the moral directive in his heart that you dont leave a brother in arms or anyone at the scene of a murderous crew of in dels just because a pencil-pushing deskocrat thinks it does not t into the political landscape planned out to win an election. Obama also sucked in Ambassador Rice to do his dirty work on the Sunday junket of shows lying to the American public. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated they did not have enough real time information about what was happening on the ground. Tyrone Woods was calling in the real time information as he laid on the rooftop after going back in with Glen Doherty as part of a Global Response Sta (GRS) whose very job it is to provide security to CIA o cers and countersurveillance and surveillance protection. What more real time information do you want Panetta? How about the drone information as they ew over? Not good enough, Mr. Obama? How about the President of Libya stating the next day that this was a terrorist attack? Too much common sense for this crowd in Washington. Tell me, mothers, is getting a free $9 round of birth control every month more important than knowing that your son or daughter is protected oversees or even in this country (as in the Border Patrol agent What About the Camp Bastion Attack?continued on page 9A
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The Levy County Journal6ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Vote November 6th with our childrens futures in mindChris Cowar t Help Elec t 1 Vote for Chris Cowart Informed Attends ALL school board meetingsInvolved Volunteers at ALL schools in Levy CountyInvested Parent of child enrolled in Cedar Key School which is represented by District Seat #2. = s + A Fair Voice for ALL Levy County SchoolsSuccess for Levy County School ChildrenPolitical ad paid for and approved by Chris Cowart for SBLC Seat #2AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. An important piece of the AVID way is getting the students organized by keeping all of their class work in one binder. e AVID students at Williston Middle School have spent the rst nine weeks getting used to carrying around a colossal binder that keeps all of their class work neatly organized but now the binders are due for a small upgrade to keep them intact. On Friday, October 26, 8th grade AVID students spent some time purging old school work, securing ripped paper and reinforcing their binders with some pretty funky duct tape. eir binders are now ready to endure another nine weeks of class work, note taking and wear and tear while the AVID students feel better prepared to start the new nine weeks with a banga funky one at that! submitted by Tanya Taylor, 8th-grade AVID Business Teacher,Jr. BETA Sponsor, WMS. Williston Middle School AVID Students Get Organized e Williston Middle School Jr. Beta Club hosts a school wide Funky Hat & Wig Day fundraiser to raise money for State Convention. Jr. Beta Students raised money by selling wristbands during lunch for $1.00. On Friday, October 26, 2012, students who purchased a wristband had the opportunity to wear a funky hat or wig and compete for a prize. e Jr. Beta Club would like to thank the Williston Middle School student body for supporting their fundraiser. submitted by Jr. Beta Sponsor and WMS Business Teacher Tonya Taylor WMS Jr. Beta Club gets Funky for State Convention8th Grade AVID Students from left to right: Dylan Murray, Will Thompson, and Stephanie Barber Planned Republican Budget Cuts continued from page 5A End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services. Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -More than $1 billion annually. IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it o ers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -$1.8 billion savings over ten years. Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees -$1 billion total savings. Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -$1.2 billion savings over ten years. Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of -$15 billion total savings. Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -$1 million annual savings. Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -$12.5 million annual savings Eliminate Market Access Program -$200 million annual savings. USDA Sugar Program -$14 million annual savings. Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -$93 million annual savings. Eliminate the National Organic Certi cation Cost-Share Program -$56.2 million annual savings. Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs -$900 million savings. Ready to Learn TV Program -$27 million savings.. HUD Ph.D. Program. De cit Reduction Check-O Act.* TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
The Levy County Journal 7ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 e only Sheris candidate who LIVES, WORKS, VOTES and PAYS property taxes in Levy County! ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD e time has come for YOU to choose the best person for the job.Shrimp Boiled Shrimp Mullet Cat sh Clam Strip Stuffed Crab Breaded Fish ngers Crab LegsBETTS BIG T SEABREEZE RESTAURANT BRONSON RESTAURANT FIRESIDE GRILL & STEAKHOUSE Holidays are coming! Reserve your Smoked Turkeys and Hams early.BETTS 490-4906 BRONSON 486-3880 SEABREEZE 543-5738 FIRESIDE 498-1004Call for more information Town of Bronson Council Meeting June 4, 2012Mayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Mongo, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works,Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Bob Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, and Clerk Kelli Brettel. Mayor Beatrice Roberts called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone that came out to tonights meeting. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: April 30, 2012 Councilman Weeks made a motion to approve the April 30, 2012 minutes. It was seconded by Councilman Aaron Edmondson and approved unanimously. May 21 2012 Councilman Weeks than made a motion to approve the minutes from May 21, 2012. Motion was seconded again by Councilman Aaron Edmondson and approved unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: North Florida Broadband Authority Mr. Pat ONeal and Mr. Donny Lort addressed and updated the Council on the status of North Florida Broadband Authority. Mr. ONeal spoke about the Council considering an in kind lease agreement with the NFBA on the towns water tower. He also suggested that maybe the Town consider becoming its own internet service provider. Councilman Weeks asked if there would be any support from NFBA if we did consider being our own provider. He said there would be some level of support. Donnie Lort touched on how the North Florida Broadband Authority has changed over the past year in regards to engineers, accountants and with employees being hired. He also went onto say that they are already in the pre planning stages for expansion and the initial network has not even come on line yet the demand is that high. Mayor Roberts said before the Council move on this agreement she would like to have more discussion. Councilman Kennedy agreed wanting to understand where technology is today and what services might be available in the future. Mr. Lort went on to say that Mainstream is a last mile provider under the NFBA now. ere was further discussion regarding how close the Bronson area is to the ber POP which is located in Chie and which is very good for providing additional services to the Town in the future. Present Purvis Gray & Company Audit engagement letter for approval. Councilman Kennedy moved to accept engagement letter from Purvis Gray for the next 3 years 2012, 2013 and 2014. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Mrs. Shirley Patterson Taylor asking for Special Exception for the Apostolic Temple Church. Councilman Weeks made a motion to approve the Special Exception for 3 years. Councilman Edmondson seconded his motion. Motion passed unanimously. OLD BUSINESS Mr. David Fox to give update on CDBG housing program. David wanted to discuss the status of the three homes being constructed by Central States Construction. Mr. Gibb Patterson, Greg & Benita Martins and Wendy & Lamar Browns. David discussed the deadlines of these three projects which were all running behind. Councilman Weeks asked what steps can the Council take to get rid of this contractor because he is not ful lling his obligations under the contract. David said that he has been in discussion with the Department of Economic Opportunity several times over the course of the last couple of weeks. He said that Mrs. Eve Gri s who was present with Central States Construction and Mr. Edwin Gri s was no longer in the county he was in New Zealand. David said that DEO stated that the homeowners would have to be willing, he went on to say that Central States Construction doesnt have su cient funding to complete the project, and even with the last draw being made they would be still short. Eve Gri s came to speak on her behalf not on Central States Construction. She said she felt bad about how Edwin Gri s president and license holder of Central States Construction has left the people and the Town. After discussion regarding Central States Construction abandonment of these three homes David and the Council discussed how to proceed with the nishing of the projects. Attorney Warm read the part of the contract that was pertinent to this situation. Once the contractor has commenced the work if the contractor should there after fail to actively and diligently prosecute the same for a period of 10 consecutive calendar days without cause as to nd herein or permission from the owner and CDBG administrator the work shall be considered abandoned and the contractor shall be consider in breach of disagreement thereafter the owner may proceed to have the work completed by a third party contractor after written approval to proceed is obtained from the CDBG administrator if the owner should fail to proceed with the completion of the work under such circumstances the Town has sole option and discretion may proceed to have the work completed. Attorney Warm stated that the rst option is with the owner and if the owner expresses an unwillingness or inability to complete the work then it falls to the Town if they choose to pursue it. David Fox stated that if the owners are willing it is in the best interest of the Town to bid out the completion. David stated that he will get signed a davits and then walk the houses and bid them out as quickly as possible. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to accept Mr. David Foxs proposal to draw up all paper work necessary to legally let the homeowners terminate the existing contractor and for abandonment and anticipatory breach of contract thus allowing the Town of Bronson to take responsibility in the matter and bid the projects out for the remainder of the work involved in the properties. Councilman Weeks seconded the motion. Mayor Roberts called for a vote, and motion passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel wanted David to clarify if the A/C Contractor had been paid. David said that he spoke with him and he con rmed he had been compensated. David said he spoke to most of the subs and suppliers including the cabinet company and they have been paid. David Fox then directed the Council to the bid tab sheet on the next group of houses. Burley Wilmers residence low bidder was Orenchak Construction total bid including alternate 1,2,3 is $28,640.00. David is recommending acceptance of this bid. Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler made a motion to accept the bid from Orenchak Construction for Burley Wilmers house. Councilman Kennedy seconded the motion. Motion unanimously approved. Ethel Brinsons residence low bidder was Steve Smith Construction for a total bid of $54,930.00. David is recommending acceptance. He pointed out that Mrs. Brinson recently had a granddaughter move in with her, but she has no income and it does not change the project in any way. He also noted the previous stated con ict regarding Mayor Roberts. Councilman Weeks made a motion to accept Steve Smith Construction for Ms. Ethel Brinsons home. Councilman Edmondson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Ms. Mary Greenlee residence David stated that Mayor Beatrice Robelts has a con ict. Mrs. Robertss uncle was married to Ms. Greenlee about 50 years ago. David said that there has been a con ict waiver request submitted and this will be contingent on getting that approval back from DEO. Low bidder was Steve Smith Construction for a total bid of $56,530.00. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to accept, Councilman Weeks seconded. Motion passed unanimously. David had one more item to present. He stated that the completion date for the grant is October. Due to the recent events he does not see that happening. He is requesting an approval to submit a six (6) month extension request. He spoke with our grant administrator at DEO Mrs. Tammy Anderson during the Towns monitoring visit and told her of the situation and she recommended submitting the request. Councilman Weeks made a motion to allow the submittal of the six (6) month extension. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Clerk Brettel submitted the land appraisals as directed on the following parcels for consideration to purchase. She stated that each appraisal cost $250.00 and was done by Mr. Dwayne Drummond. #03511-000-00 owner Virginia B. Allen 11.33 Acres appraised at $4,696 acre $53,206. #03517-000-00 owner William C. Cobb 5.0 Acres appraised at $3,800 acre $19,000. Councilman Weeks commented on the Cobb land saying that he did not think we needed the additional part on the other side of Main Street. Clerk Brettel asked if that was directly behind Mr. Tonys gas station which he said it was. Clerk Brettel stated that the road might divide it but she didnt think it was divided in the property appraisers records. Councilman Kennedy said he walked the area, and the ditch runs right up on the property line for the larger parcel. Both Councilman Kennedy and Weeks expressed how this parcel could improve the park upon future development. Mayor Roberts asked if anyone has thought about how we were going to pay for it. Councilman Kennedy asked Ms. Barr if she had put together any numbers as far as nancing and interest rates as per discussed. She said she was waiting on the appraisals. She said she spoke with Mr. Doug McKoy who is representing the Cobb property who would follow suit on whatever Mrs. Barr came up with. She said that they would need at least 30% down. Clerk Brettel said that there is money available in the budget, but it is her concern with all the other projects going on like the re department, the storm water management plan and the sewer project that we dont over extend ourselves. She went on to say that if something major breaks and needs repair on the water and sewer side the general fund is where the funding would have to come from because of lack of reserve in the proprietary fund. Clerk Brettel suggested that she bring a complete budget report to the next meeting showing exactly where we stand and an updated project list. Councilman Weeks said that he and Jimmy will get together and work on the garbage analysis and present it at the next meeting. Sewer & Capacity Charges. Clerk Brettel stated that the drain eld issue down at A & A Restaurant was repaired. All we had to do is put a cap on. Clerk Brettel stated that Councilman Weeks had asked her to put together some gures. She went on to say that the nal draft from Florida Rural Water was based on a meter size which she con rmed with Mr. Bill Secoy. She said that on several occasions Councilman Weeks biggest concern is that the ERU in Bronson be set to attract businesses and would be lower than that in Chie and and Williston. She presented a comparison chart to the Council showing how di erent types of businesses would calculate out using the current gures from both cities respectfully. After further discussion Councilman Weeks still wanted to wait on the rate analysis, Clerk Brettel said that both the Town engineer and Mr. Bill Secoy said that the capacity fees are used to o set the rates, if you dont have those in place then the rates would include the cost for capacity and plant expansion which then would a ect all homeowners. After further discussion the Council instructed the Clerk and Councilman Weeks to visit various towns around the area and discuss their fee structure. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: No public participation BRONSON YOUTH LEAGUE: Mr. Joe Markham President of the BYL addressed the Council regarding the status of the youth league. He apologized for not being present at the recent meetings where the Youth League was discussed. Councilman Weeks addressed the article in the Levy County Journal and how he was misquoted. Joe said that the resignation of both Kelli and Jimmy left a huge hole in the organization. He went on to say that they viewed a situation di erently and that was where it all started. Councilman Weeks said the BYL has a notorious record for going strong for a year or two then there is always a rebellion. Berton said that the intern would handle more of the administration of the department. Councilman Kennedy said he made the motion to create the Parks & Recreation Department not take over the Bronson Youth League. Mike Hanna was questioning and wanting clari cation on the statement that was made by Councilman Weeks about the Bronson Youth League going away because they would not have elds to play on. Councilman Weeks con rmed he made that statement because the fact of the matter is the Town owns the property the BYL is an independent corporation that pays nothing to the town but utilizes services that the Town pays for. Councilman Weeks just wants to bring it under the Town to have a better structured department. Councilman Kennedy said the Council is trying to look at the whole picture. A gentleman from the audience asked why the Town doesnt appoint a Council member to be over the Bronson Youth League. Mayor Roberts said she is over the park and promises to spend more time over the park. Joe Markham asked Mayor Roberts if she would come to the next BYL meeting to explain the proposal. She said she would. Joe went on to say that he went by the bank and said there currently is a balance of $6,780.00. He said when Jimmy, Kelli, Sherrie and him all started 3 years ago the account was in the negative. Joe doesnt want to see all the good work go down the drain. He wanted to address how the deposits are being handled that was made during the last meeting. e council said that was not even discussed. Kelli asked Joe if there were any deposits made to the bank since baseball started. Joe said that monies were kept in a lock box to pay for expenses. Joe said most of the time him hooking up with Sherrie was di cult. Kelli responded to how Joe was handling the nances, and stated that the BYL is a non-pro t corporation and should be run as such. She stressed to him the perception he is giving when he is operating on a cash basis. She felt that between Joe, Mike and Sherrie since those seem to be the people in charge right now they need to come together to operate the Bronson Youth League appropriately. Councilman Weeks said money can be budgeted and funds are accountable. Joe said that the Towns proposal is a better thing he is all for it, Councilman Weeks said we will never know if we dont try something di erent. Joe then wanted to thank the Council and sta on how well the Town looked with the American Flags lining the street, and he was very proud of the Town and to be a part of it. Councilman Weeks again said to Joe that this is nothing personal. Mayor Robelts then asked Clerk Brettel to read the letter Ms. Sherrie Schuler wrote to address some of the BYL issues. Letter attached to the o cial minutes. PUBLIC UTILITIES: Jimmy updated the Council on the status of the water tank. He said the coating is done and it will need to cure for 7 days then we can bring it back on line. INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE: Councilman Weeks said that he and the Clerk will visit area Cities and report back to Council regarding the capacity fees.continued on page 8A
The Levy County Journal8ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Town of Bronson Council Meeting June 18, 2012INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Councilman Kennedy having another meeting and will be attending the conference in Lake City. ATTORNEY REPORT: Nothing to report FIRE DEPARTMENT: Nothing to report CLERK REPORT: She asked that next everyone familiarize themselves with the Policy and Procedure Manual she sent out two weeks ago. COUNCIL REPORT: Councilman Aaron Edmondson nothing to report Councilman Berlon Weeks wanted to ask about the lights that are being left on well after midnight. He thought the park was supposed to be locked. Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler and updated the Couucil regarding the FMIT conference he recently attended. He said he heard a lot of information regarding new initiatives regarding preventative health care. Councilman Jason Kennedy wanted to make sure the Fire Department Workshop gets put on the agenda for discussion next meeting. Councilman Berlon Weeks wanted to apologize to Vice Mayor Schuler on how he allowed his emotions to get the best of him and he recognizes that it was very unprofessional. Mayor Schuler said he will and he felt he let his get away also. Mayor Robelts spoke to how proud she was of the two of them. Mayor Beatrice Mongo nothing to report. REVIEW & PAY BILLS: Councilman Edmondson made a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Weeks asked what was the expense to Max-R which was the sign for the park. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. ADJOURN: With nothing more on the agenda or to discuss Mayor Roberts adjourned the meeting at 9:01pm Minutes Approved: Beatrice Roberts, Mayor Kelli Brettel, Town Clerk Mayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call: Present, Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Roberts, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Bob Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson and Clerk Kelli Brettel. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Beatrice Roberts welcomed everyone and proceeded to the rst order of business on the agenda. She asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the June 4, 2012 meeting. Motion to accept the minutes from June 4, 2012 was made by Councilman Berlon Weeks, and seconded from Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler. Motion passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: Clerk Brettel presented the 2012 Preliminary Taxable Values estimates for informational purposes only. Clerk Brettel then presented the Financial Budget Comparisons and Project list as requested. Kelli then requested approval to purchase Cemetery Software from Pontem. She discussed the di erence between the basic software and the more enhanced version. Mayor Roberts asked if citizens could purchase plots in advance which they could. Mayor Roberts then asked for clari cation on fees. Clerk Brettel said she would con rm the fees with her. Councilman Weeks made a motion to purchase the cemetery software out of the cemetery fund for the full package of $2,589. Motion seconded by Councilman Edmondson. Motion passed unanimously. Councilman Kennedy asked for any further discussion regarding Bronson Fire and Levy County. Councilman Weeks thought it might be wise to sit back and watch for a year or so. He also brought up the point that if Chief Knowles was going to be allowed to use the Forestry Camp for emergency use then our thoughts on the need for a re station and training facility might change. He was concerned about the $40 re assessment fee on the citizens of Bronson. Both the Mayor and Vice Mayor said they had the same concerns. Councilman Kennedy expressed the need for further discussion on the development of the property either which way. He feels that maybe we should look at how the Fire Department gets funded. Councilman Weeks then asked if Chief Knowles would explain his plans regarding the Levy County Forestry Camp. Chief Knowles said that they are in discussions with the State of Florida for the County to acquire the Levy County Forestry Camp property. His intention would be to utilize the property for the Levy County Public Safety Training Facility and headquarters for Public Safety Operations. Mayor Roberts expressed her concern about the Town building a building and then turning it over to the County. She said she was not for that. Councilman Weeks asked if the Council would take the next two weeks to speak with their constituents and bring back pros and cons in regards to this issue. OLD BUSINESS: Clerk Brettel informed the Council that Mr. David Fox had completed two contract signings today Mr. Burley Wilmer and Mrs. Ethel Brinsons residence. She also stated that the walk through on the initial homes have been done and bids will be brought to Council next meeting unless the Council so desired to call a special meeting. Mayor Roberts said July 2, 2012 would be ne. Clerk Brettel then presented the letter she sent to UF regarding the parks and recreation intern position and job description as requested. Next was the potential Park Land acquisition, Clerk Brettel presented the correspondence sent by Mrs. Libby Barr. Mayor Roberts asked for any discussion. Payment options were brought up, and Councilman Weeks asked why the price was di erent between the two properties. Councilman Kennedy felt it would be good addition to our park for future development. Mayor Roberts just reminded them of all the area in the park that still is not developed. Vice Mayor Schuler agreed with Councilman Kennedy but didnt feel now is a good time, because we had some large projects starting and didnt want to fall short with money. Councilman Weeks and Councilman Edmondson both said they understood both sides Councilman Edmondson went on to say we should wait to get these other projects completed rst. After some further discussion regarding the ditch location, Councilman Weeks made a motion to purchase the property because it adds additional land to the park and covers the ditch. He said if you want to add the other 2.5 acres of property across the road he didnt have a problem with that. Councilman Kennedy seconded the motion. Motion did not pass, vote was 2-2 with Nay votes from both Vice Mayor Schuler and Councilman Edmondson so Mayor Beatrice Roberts was the deciding vote, and she voted Nay because she wanted to make sure we had money to pay for the sewer project. Councilman Kennedy wanted to just say it is property not items that are expendable. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Nothing to report BRONSON YOUTH LEAGUE: Nothing to report PUBLIC UTILITIES: Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford updated the Council regarding the lights at the park being left on late at night. Jimmy said the timer was o by about an hour and has adjusted them. Jimmy reported that part of the parking lot lights at the park has a direct short he is getting a price on getting it xed and will bring it back to Council for approval. He reported that he had trimmed the tree on Glover Street per Councilman Edmondsons request. Jimmy then asked for permission to go to the Florida Rural Water Annual Training Conference in August. Motion to allow him to continue his training was made by Councilman Berlon Weeks with a second from Councilman Kennedy. Motion passed unanimously. SEWER COMMITTEE: Nothing to report Vice Mayor Schuler asked if the Bronson Access Center would be considered to run the Youth League. After some discussion Natalie omas who is a board member with the Bronson Access Center said that they would be more interested in the development programs within the community center once that gets built. Clerk Brettel expressed that she has always felt that the Bronson Access Center was a key component in the broader plan because they are a separate 501 (3) C and grant opportunities would be easier to apply for with a separate organization. ATTORNEY REPORT: Nothing to report FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief DiMaggio said he needed to quote out a new A/C unit for the station. Volunteer Dennis Russell said that they arc $369.00 at Wal-Mart. Councilman Jason Kennedy made a motion to allow Chief DiMaggio to purchase an air conditioner for the Fire Department o ce. Motion was seconded by Councilman Weeks. Motion passed unanimously. Chief DiMaggio reported that repairs need to be made on the building where the engine is housed and possible gutter work. Je said he could get quotes or x it in house. Everyone was in agreement that Je and Jimmy and the guys could x it in house. CLERK REPORT: Clerk Brettel asked for any discussion regarding the revised Policy and Personnel Manual as presented. She said her goal was to get it approved by September 30, 2012. Mayor Roberts asked for a month, and said to list it on the agenda for discussion at each meeting. Chief DiMaggio asked how the new policy would a ect the re department personnel. She thought it should direct any re personnel back to the Fire Departments SOGs. Everyone was in agreement. She then asked to attend the FLC Budgeting Seminar on July 12, 2012 in Lake Butler. She also said if allowed she would stay there all day because the Suwannee River League of Cities dinner is there that night. Council was in agreement to allow Kelli to attend. Several members of the Council would attend the SRLC dinner. Kelli then brought to their attention a brochure she brought home from FACC regarding the twelve amendments that will be on the ballot this year which she gave them for their information. Clerk Brettel then asked for direction regarding a couple that recently purchased a building lot o of Standridge and they are questioning sewer availability. Jimmy said there is not a stub out there, but you can get to the main line and tap into it. Mr. Bob Ni enegger said it would not be a problem. Councilman Weeks said we should allow them to hook up, he said the problem lies because the small sewer project was done with the intention of funding it through the School Inter-local but that did not happen. Councilman Edmondson said that these projects are two separate deals. is area on Standridge was funded with grant monies and there was no charge to hook up the residence. Clerk Brettel reminded them of needing to hold capacity for those lots that had not been built out. Mayor Roberts confmned. Mayor Roberts asked Attorney Warm for an opinion on the matter. Attorney Warm explained the situation again for clarity. He said no, you cant charge the fees that have not been legislated. Clerk Brettel then asked about a timing clari cation issue. Vice Mayor Schuler corrected everyone about what the original grant actually paid for which was the north side of Standridge. He went on to say that is why the north side is stubbed out and the south side is not. Everyone was in agreement with that. Clerk Brettel said that she spoke out of turn and apologized because it is the south side that is gured in the current USDA project. Mayor Roberts asked if there were properties that have sewer available and not hooked up in that area. Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson said that Mr. Jackie Strickland is one that was not hooked up. Councilman Weeks asked Clerk Brettel to prepare a list of everyone that has sewer available that is not hooked up. COUNCIL REPORT: Councilman Aaron Edmondson then spoke about the sewer situation. He went on to say that he is tired of talking and fussing about this issue and he is not making a motion now but plans to next meeting. His suggestion is to accept Mr. Bill Secoys recommendation of approximately $3,500 and o er a 20% discount with a 90 same as cash terms. But if you dont hook up at the time then it is $3,500 with a 50% deposit and balance in 6 months. He doesnt think that little bit of money should be spread out over multiple years. He wants the Council to come to a conclusion on this issue. Councilman Weeks wanted to think about it. After some further discussion on the tables that Mr. Secoy submitted to the town Councilman Kennedy asked if Kelli and Berlon had a chance to visit other municipalities which they had not but plan on getting appointments made. Councilman Berlon Weeks was concerned about our tractor not having a top. He made a motion to purchase a top. Motion was seconded by Councilman Edmondson. Motion passed. Councilman Weeks asked about the inventory Mr. Kite wanted done. Clerk Brettel said that is for property and no it hasnt been started but the water/sewer inventory is done every year. Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler said that he is going to continue to work on the bids for the park. Councilman Weeks asked if he had seen the new County building that the County employees built. Councilman Weeks said the employees are volunteering their services for free. Clerk Brettel questioned that and would like to get that in writing. Councilman Jason Kennedy asked for permission to attend the permitting school July 17 in Marco Island regarding development and zoning. Motion was made to allow by Councilman Edmondson with a second from Vice Mayor Schuler. Motion passed unanimously. He then updated the Council about the Economic Development seminar he and some of his committee members attended. He then reminded everyone of the date and time of their next meeting which was Monday June 25 at 6:30 pm. Councilman Berlon Weeks asked permission to attend the FLC Annual Conference and the FLC joint breakfast. Councilman Edmondson made a motion to allow Vice Mayor Schuler seconded his motion. Motion passed. Councilman Kennedy then asked if new chairs and tables could be purchased for the council chambers and o cial town related business. Council asked Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson to get prices and present at next meeting. Clerk Kelli Brettel asked permission to apply for scholarship monies for both Mayor Roberts and Councilman Weeks attendance to the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference. Council allowed. Mayor Beatrice Mongo said that everything she wanted to talk about was pretty much already covered. She did say that the Bronson Youth League did invite her to their World Series Event. She then reminded the Council to make sure they ll out and return their required annual nancial form to the Supervisor of Elections. She reiterated there are costly personal nes accessed if not submitted timely. ADJOURN: With nothing more on the agenda Mayor Beatrice Roberts adjourned the meeting at 8:32 p.m. Minutes Approved: Beatrice Roberts, Mayor Kellie Brettel, Town ClerkBronson meeting 6/4/12 continued from page 7A
The Levy County Journal 9ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Town of Bronson Council Meeting July 2, 2012Mayor: Call Meeting to Order Prayer: Pledge of Allegiance: Roll Call: Present: Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Mongo, Aaron Edmondson, Berlon Weeks, Jason Kennedy, Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Chief Je DiMaggio, Building O cial Robert Ni enegger, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson, and Clerk Kelli Brettel. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Mayor Beatrice Robelts called the meeting to order and after the prayer and pledge she welcomed everyone for coming out tonight. She then asked for a motion to approve the minutes from June 18, 2012. Motion to approve was made by Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler with a second coming from Councilman Jason Kennedy. Motion passed unanimously. NEW BUSINESS: No new business was brought before the Council OLD BUSINESS: Mr. David Fox to present bids and award contractor for Patterson, Brown, and Martin residence. Mr. David Fox updated the Council on the Community Development Block Grant. He began his update with the status of the Patterson, Brown and Martin homes. He said that he had 6 contractors that walked the homes, and 3 that bid. Of the 3 bids he said that Gary Southard Construction was low bidder on all three. David was pleased with bids saying that the Contractors were very reasonable considering the circumstances. David then updated the Council saying that Mr. Gibb Pattersons home will exceed the $67,000.00 maximum amount allowed in the HAP Plan for rehabilitation to the house and will cost $71,040. David said that the Patterson home will run an additional $15,990.00 but there is really nothing we can do because the home has to be completed but wanted this overage to be re ected in the minutes. He then explained the other two were within the allowed amount for rehabilitation. e Martins home will be an additional $12,010, and the Brown residence will be an additional $10,713. David explained that these additional costs will be paid to nish the homes above the original contract award. Councilman Weeks asked if in the future the low bidder could be thrown out. David said that you cant throw out a low bidder unless you have a justi ed reason. He said now you dont have to consider Central States Construction. Attorney Warm asked why the program doesnt require a bond. David said the cost. David said that this is the rst time in 20 years that a contractor abandoned the project. Vice Mayor Schuler asked about recovering any of the cost from Central States Construction. David said it is up to the Council but they should consider the legal cost involved. Attorney Warm said there was de nite liability. David said he has been moving forward with reporting to the excluded parties list for government jobs, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to get his license at least cited if not revoked. Councilman Weeks made a motion to accept the bids from Gary Southard Construction to nish the homes of Mr. Gibb Patterson, Greg & Benita Martin and also Wendy & Lamar Brown. Motion was seconded by Councilman Aaron Edmondson. Motion passed unanimously. David then brought up the passing of Ms. Mary Greenlee and said that her home will come o the list and he will look to the alternate list to ll the position. David also commented on the speed at which Ms. Brinsons and Mr. Wilmers homes are coming. Mayor Roberts then called upon Mr. Pat ONeal and Mr. Donnie Lort to discuss North Florida Broadband in kind lease agreement on the Bronson water tower. He said that both attorneys have been in discussion. Pat wanted to update the Council on exactly who will bene t by this agreement. Mr. Lort said that North Florida Broadband will bene t by using the asset as a match requirement for the grant itself. e tower will allow NFBA to push the service further out to the community. By doing this the Town of Bronson will be helping the middle mile providers get service out to those citizens that might not have broadband, or the town itself could consider becoming its own last mile provider and provide service to its citizens generating a new revenue source for the Town. Mayor Roberts brought up her concern regarding the 20 year lease. Attorney Warm expounded on this concern and asked about the cancellation process. Councilman Kennedy then asked about a franchise fee. After some further discussion regarding franchise fee and the town becoming a last mile provider. Pat suggests getting a memorandum of understanding between the town and NFBA if they want to pursue becoming a last mile provider. Councilman Weeks started to make a motion, but Mayor Roberts had some further questions for Attorney Warm. After further discussion, Councilman Weeks said his motion on the oor still stood and Councilman Kennedy seconded and motion passed. Clerk Brettel asked if there were any comments regarding the Personnel & Procedure Manual revision as presented. Council is still reviewing. Clerk Brettel presented quotes for both tables and chairs for the Council Chambers. Mayor Roberts asked for a motion on the tables. Motion was moved by Councilman Aaron Edmondson to purchase the tables. Councilman Weeks second the motion. Motion was passed unanimously. en a motion was moved by Councilman Kennedy to purchase the chairs. Motion seconded by Councilman Weeks. Motion passed. Clerk Brettel presented a list of occupied properties that have not hooked up to sewer as requested. Kelli wanted to point out the two corner properties south of Standridge which was not part of the initial grant, but is part of the present USDA grant. She stated in all fairness that these two property owners get the option to hook up or wait until the new project is completed. She then asked about Mr. Strickland who is not on water or sewer. Jimmy wanted to point out that stub outs were not installed for three of the property owners on the list when sewer was installed. Councilman Kennedy said that should not be a deterrent from making them connect the Town will just have to install them. Councilman Weeks made a motion to allow Kelli to send letters regarding connection to Mr. Strickland and the School Board properties. Motion was seconded by Councilman Edmondson. Motion passed unanimously. Councilman Weeks then made a second motion asking Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford to work up pricing for materials and labor and installation of stub outs for the other three properties Meridian, Cooper, Neely. Councilman Kennedy seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Mayor Robelts than called upon Mr. Charlie Kennedy who was following up with Council on Parks and Recreation. Clerk Brettel said she is just waiting for someone to respond which might not be until school starts again in August. He wants to keep moving with or without the college intern. Councilman Kennedy asked what Mayor Roberts discussed with the youth league she said she was not able to make that meeting due to a Dr.s appointment. Several of the Councilmen suggested a part time person. She wants to get with sta to discuss a plan for the Parks & Recreation Program and the Bronson Youth League and bring it back to Council. BRONSON YOUTH LEAGUE: PUBLIC UTILITIES: Public Works Director Dunford presented quotes to replace both main water meters at the compound. He informed the Council of the water loss issues we found while working on the water rates. He said that by replacing these two meters which are very old will be a good start since we think that is where we think the problem lies. Jimmy wants to purchase the ML3 meters for both wells. Councilman Weeks made a motion to replace the meters at the water plant. Vice Mayor Schuler seconded his motion. Motion passed unanimously. Councilman Kennedy asked if we had been approached by Cedar Key for any water which we had not Jimmy stated he thought they were still getting their water from Fanning Springs. INFRASTRUCTURE/SEWER COMMITTEE: Councilman Weeks presented ordinances from Fanning Springs and also the rate analyses from the Preliminary Evaluation Report (PER) prepared by Mittauer and Associates. Councilman Weeks wanted to publicly state that he is totally against impact fees. He thinks if the Town wants to bring businesses to Bronson we shouldnt implement an impact fee. He then asked Kelli to explain the numbers in the PER and what she updated in pencil. Kelli went on to explain what gures she penciled in and where and why she updated them which was completely based on how the letter of conditions came in based on the actual grant award. She also wanted to point out some discussion points in regards to the Ordinances from Fanning Springs and directed the Council to their rates and how they were set. Mr. Cameron Asbell asked if he could get a copy of this report. Mr. Asbell as a business owner then said he is not opposed to sewer nor opposed to paying for sewer, but not at the prices he had heard recently to our struggling businesses. Mayor Roberts responded to Mr. Asbells concerns stating that we have to show accurate information to USDA that we can a ord this project. Councilman Edmondson then stated that water and sewer should be based on usage. Clerk Brettel then spoke about the new house bill that has passed regarding annual inspections and possible maintenance of septic tanks. Natalie omas reiterated what Kelli was saying was true she understands the annual inspection fee for septic tanks was $500-$600 and nes if you dont comply. Natalie also brought up the impact fee the county charges and you get nothing she said at least the Town is providing a service and the opportunity for growth. She said she was born and raised here and no one wants this County to grow she doesnt want the fees to be high but she understands that everyone will have to pay. Councilman Edmondson said that we should adopt the study from Florida Rural Water and give a good discount of 50% o Councilman Kennedy spoke about a fair and equitable discount and for existing business owners they have the option of term it out over 2 to 4 years. After more general discussion about second and third phases and funding, Mayor Roberts asked for a motion to establish something on the books. Councilman Kennedy then started to talk about options and parameters. 1) Termed out over 48 months for full price. 2) $3,526.00 with a 25% discount termed out for 3 years 3) $3,526.00 with a 50% discount termed for 90 days. It was discussed that the property owners would still be responsible for the pumping out and crushing and lling of their septic tanks. Councilman Kennedy wanted that service contracted out to make it easy and timely for everyone. Councilman Kennedy made a motion to accept the rates presented to the Council by Florida Rural Water Association excluding the double charge as changed by Clerk Brettel, but within that charge to only existing residents and business within the Town of Bronson a 50% discount if paid all at once or termed out over 90 days. Or the full $3,526.00 can be termed out over 48 months interest free. A lien will be placed on the property for all unpaid balances, and with a condition that if a property owner selects the 90 day program and the permit is led, but for unforeseen circumstances makes it impossible to complete the hook up they will not be subject to the full price. Councilman Edmondson seconded this motion. Motion passed 3 to 1 with Councilman Weeks opposing. A question was posed to the Council regarding the pump, crushing and lling. Councilman Kennedy said that will be a separate matter when we discuss the connection fee and get quotes back. Mr. James Beck asked when this motion takes e ect. Clerk Brettel said that this would have to be adopted by Ordinance. Councilman Weeks asked that since this was all decided that he felt the Council should allow Mr. James Beck to connect so he is not subject to extra costs from the environmental health department. Councilman Edmondson asked Mr. Beck how he is going to handle the crushing and lling of his septic if he hooks up. Mr. Beck responded saying he has already contracted with a professional that is certi ed and gave him 1/2, payment. Councilman Weeks made a motion to allow Mr. Jim Beck hook up to the sewer system. Councilman Kennedy seconded that motion. Motion passed unanimously. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Councilman Kennedy updated the Council on their last meeting. He showed the power point that was shown at the recent Economic Development Meeting he had recently attended. ATTORNEY REPORT: Attorney Warm had nothing to report FIRE DEPARTMENT: Chief DiMaggio asked permission to take the engine over and participate in the Williston July 4th, Parade. Council said that would be ne. CLERK REPORT: Clerk Brettel presented the letter to Inergy Propane requesting audit of Utility Taxes because they have not submitted any taxes to the Town in a long time. She then updated the Council on the new Bail Bondsman that moved into the Town. She told them about the paint color, and her discussion with him regarding signage on the building. She said that he did not comply with our LORs nor spoke to Mr. Bob prior to installing them Mr. Bob found him not in compliance and issued a citation. COUNCIL REPORT: Councilman Aaron Edmondson nothing to report Councilman Berlon Weeks nothing to report Vice Mayor Franklin Schuler nothing to report Councilman Jason Kennedy nothing to report Mayor Beatrice Roberts reminded everyone about the 4th of July starting at 2:00 p.m. Clerk Brettel said there were 7 or 8 vendors signed up. Mayor Beatrice Robelts also wanted to discuss charging the individuals for all the dogs and cats that we are picking up around town. Jimmy was asking to charge for the people who dont adhere to the Towns leash law and go out and pay to get their dog or cat back.REVIEW & PAY BILLS: Councilman Edmondson made a motion to pay the bills with a second from Vice Mayor Schuler. Motion passed unanimously. ADJOURN: With nothing more to discuss Mayor Roberts adjourned the meeting at 9: 12 p.m. Minutes Approved:Beatrice Roberts, Mayor Kellie Brettel, Town Clerk Springhouse Quilter's members have been nishing projects for the year and getting things made for the upcoming Holiday Season. e regular meetings were held in September and October with Mary Rawlins, President, presiding. An average of 40 members have been attending the regular meetings with several attending the various workshops each month. e night group attendance has totaled 25 for each of their weekly meetings. is group had 3 new members come into their group in the last month. e day groups Square Robin Challenge has been completed and members will get to view and vote on these during the November meeting. e top three will be picked and an award will be given during the guilds annual Christmas party. Even though the guild is closing out the 2012 year, plans are being made for 2013 projects. New o cers have been elected with Kathy Beaulieu of Bronson becoming the new President on January 1, 2013. Springhouse will o er beginner classes to new members beginning in January. Mary Rawlins with her appointed planning group is making plans for the upcoming annual Christmas Party. is is always a fun night with lots of quilting friends sharing a great evening of fun, food and fellowship. So many friendships are created between quilters and this gives them a time to share a fun time together. For information on Springhouse Quilters, contact Lois Scot, 463-2207. submitted by Lois Scott, Publicity.Springhouse Quilters Guild News Letter from the Editor continued from page 4Aguns) when they come under attack. It is absolutely atrocious that this President that was elected to o ce by the voters in the United States doesnt have to give an answer as to what happened, doesnt have to give up the tape of the attack and doesnt have to pay the price for lying. Lying is not acceptable. I have had enough of the lies. I would be proud for one of my sons to be protecting this country or helping foreign countries to build schools and economies to be independent from dictators. But not under an administration as treasonous (giving aid and comfort to the enemies of ones government) as this as they stand up for terrorists and apologize for our 1st Amendment right to free speech. We dont need to worry about al-Qaida, we have Obama.
The Levy County Journal10ANovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 November 5, 2012November 6, 2012November 7, 2012November 8, 2012November 9, 2012Macaroni and Cheese w/Ham Popcorn Chicken Mixed Vegetables Steamed Cabbage Spiced Apples/Diced or Sliced Peaches Homemade Wheat Roll Assorted MilkPizza Fish Sandwich on Bun w/Tartar Sauce Baked Beans Coleslaw Orange/Chilled Applesauce Assorted Milk EARLY RELEASE DAYNachos w/Ground Beef or Chicken Sandwich w/Mayo Green Beans or Peas Carrot/Celery Sticks w/Dip Banana/Diced or Sliced Pears Assorted Milk Lasagna Chicken Fingers Tossed Salad w/ Spinach Winter Blend Vegetables Homemade Garlic Roll Apple/Mixed Fruit Assorted MilkManagers ChoiceNovember 12, 2012November 13, 2012November 14, 2012November 15, 2012November 16, 2012Veterans DayChicken Parmesan Buttered Wheat Pasta Rib a Q on a Bun Sweet Potato Fries Tossed Salad w/Spinach Banana/Fruit CrispHamburger on Bun w/Ketchup/Mustard Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Tater Tots Lettuce/Tomato/ Pickle Apple/Chilled Applesauce Turkey w/Dressing Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Cranberry Sauce Fruit Salad Homemade Roll Pizza (Alternate Entre) Beef Tacos w/Cheese and Taco Sauce BBQ Chicken Melt Lettuce/Tomato Buttered Corn Orange Wedges/ Diced or Sliced Peaches Whole Wheat Cookie/ Brownie Bar Surprise!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 KyleQUINCEYSCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 2 Teaching Experience Matters!Political advertisement paid for and approved by Kyle Quincey for Levy County School Board for EDUCATED Masters Degree in Special Education EXPERIENCE Teacher at Bronson High School for eight years by Lita Halchak, WES 4th grade teacher (edits and photo by Lisa Statham Posteraro) Main idea, multiplication and metamorphosis, O my! e 4th grade students at Williston Elementary School really packed in the learning for the rst nine weeks of school! e Accelerated Reading Program (AR) is also o to a great start. e SUMS (Students Understanding Math and Science) kits with animal habitats arrived. e Krispy Kreme Donut fund raiser was a great success and surely helped defray the cost of the upcoming eld trip to St. Augustine scheduled for Friday, November 9th. And dont forget the lyrics to all those songs they memorized for their PTO program the night before! What do these hard workers have to say about their school year thus far? Caleb Davis said, I like math and reading tests. I like science because it is interesting. We are going to start investigation animals. I cant wait! said Makayla Moscorelli. Carter Boyd stated, My favorite part of 4th grade is AR because I love reading and getting new books. I like to challenge myself to get a certain amount of points. My teacher makes learning fun and interesting, said Desiron Gray. We are going to St. Augustine. Vanessa Volle said her teacher also makes learning fun in 4th grade. She makes me laugh, said Vanessa. ese two students think math is their favorite part of 4th grade. I am learning the lattice method for multiplication, said Summer Wilson. Maclayne McGowan said her favorite part of 4th grade so far is the challenge in math. e WES 4th grade team for 2012-13 includes Kathy Clemons, Teri Dixon, Lita Halchak, Tracy Kirby, Nancy, Priest, Tina Roberts and Joelene Vining.Main Idea, Multiplication and MetamorphosisWES 4th graders focus on challenging topics These students at Williston Elementary School [front] Summer Wilson, Maclayne McGowan, Desiron Gray, Caleb Davis, [standing] Makayla Moscorelli, Vanessa Volle and Carter Boyd are just a few of the 4th grade students who spend busy days learning in the many areas of study required by the state department of education, among them vocabulary (so they can grasp the main idea of a text), science (animals such as butter ies) and Florida history (in preparation for their November 9th trip to St. Augustine). They plan to master all their times tables as soon as possible!To celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week 2012, the Lower Suwannee NWR had several events throughout the week. e celebratory ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge classroom was anticlimactic compared to the exciting events for the remainder of the day. Home schooled students from three neighboring counties joined Refuge managers, rangers, and volunteers for the best day Refuge Classroom Celebrates with Birds of Prey of school theyd ever had. Students from second to ninth grades arrived for the opening ceremonies, then hopped aboard the hayride that would take them down the Refuge Nature Drive, through wetlands, uplands, and past a bat house to the historic Suwannee River. Each student lled-in the Refuge Wildlife Scavenger Hunt sheets as they passed by zebra swallow-tails, blooming purple liatris, downy woodpeckers hammering on a snag, and coreopsis, our state wild ower. e lesson at the rivers edge was testing temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen or Suwannee River water quality. Refuge volunteer and former ranger, John Lohde engaged the kids with his humorous teaching antics and the interactive water testing and reporting. New vocabulary, new tests, new con dence for students! Upon returning from the educational hayride, the students were treated to birds of prey handled by rehabilitator and veterinarian Dr. Dawn Miller, and her assistant Elizabeth Yates of Eye of the Eagle Wildlife Sanctuary. Wings apped, a great horned owl hooted, and an osprey made noise like a duck as the students settled-in for a close-up experience with the raptors. After Dr. Millers raptor behavior lesson, the students were provided cameras by the Refuge Ranger and were able to take close-up photos of the magni cent birds. After the excitement of the spectacular birds, the students were given nature journals in which they could glue their photos and write the observations they had made. While the kids learned about native bees, volunteer Sandy Palfy printedo the photos for the students journals. By the end of the environmental education event, parents had scheduled future lessons with the Ranger to take place in Dixie County. is is just the kind of activities Id like to have my children involved with; they enjoyed the birds especially, said one mom, Amy Brodahl, a former teacher. ese free classes happen throughout the year, even in the summer. e Refuge Ranger is more than happy to set up lessons for your group, scouts or club at the Refuge or she can come to your location with lessons. Call Ranger Pam at 352/493-0238, extension 223 to make your reservation. submitted by FWC Ranger Pam Darty.Students and parents took the hayride along the 9-mile Nature Drive. Great Horned Owl S P I R I T N I G H T SPIRIT NIGHTPortion of Sales Support the P r i d e o f C h i e f l a n d Pride of Chiefland M a r c h i n g B a n d Marching Band N o v e m b e r 8 t h f r o m 5 9 p m November 8th from 5 9 pm C h i e f l a n d F L Chiefland, FL 3 5 2 4 9 3 9 6 6 4 352-493-9664
The Levy County Journal 11ANovember 1, 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 400 REAL ESTATE500 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. 11/1Jf --------LOST MALE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD Blue merle neutered 45lb male, answers to Jo-Jo wearing metal 1st Saved collar, is microchipped. Last seen Sunday 10/21 at CR 102 and NE 137 Court in Williston. Please call Ken Araujo at 352/577-5556 tfnJp115 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 352/4936051 Visit today www.gal. alachua. .us Tfn Jf --------NEW OPEN NA MEETING IN CEDAR KEYThe 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 --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 11/8Jp WE WANT TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE, CAR, TRUCK, VAN any make, any model, especially Honda, Toyota and Nissan, but any make will do. Title or no title, no problem; running or not, perfect or not so perfect condition. Paying up to $30,000 for vehicles. Call AJ at 813/335-3794 or 813/237-1892. 12/6Jp MIKES LAWN MAINTENANCE & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICE Mow it and Wash it with One Call to Mike at 352/215-9459. 11/15Jp135 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. 11/1Jp --------TOWN CLERK OF OTTER CREEK The Town of Otter Creek is accepting applications for the position of Town Clerk. This is a part time position. Applicants must type and have Quick Books experience. Applicants must have experience in general of ce procedures, be organized, and work well alone. Applicants must be bondable, and preferably live in the Otter Creek area. Please mail application/resume to: Town of Otter Creek, P.O. Box 65, Otter Creek, FL 32683. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 19, 2012. The Town of Otter Creek is an EOE. The Town of Otter Creek reserves the right to reject any and all applications. 11/8Jb --------THE LEVY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for a Sheriffs Of ce / Jail Maintenance Position. Quali cations / Experience requested in Plumbing, Electric, AC and General Maintenance. Salary is based on experience and skill. Bene t package includes Florida State Retirement. An application can be downloaded at www.lcso.com or you may pick one up at the Sheriffs Of ce. If you have questions contact Lt. Todd Horne or Lt. Lois Guyton at 352486-5121. Levy County Sheriffs Of ce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 11/1Jb300 RENTALSCHEAPER STORAGE FIRST Month FREE Climate Controlled Down from Dollar General in Williston 352/528-0778 tfnJp310 HOUSE FOR RENT3 BEDROOM/1 BATH HOUSE In Fanning Springs. $625 per month with $200 deposit. Please call: 352/535-7596 tfnJp 3 BEDROOM/2BATH ON 1 ACRE FOR SALE BY OWNER: $4,900 down, will consider trade-in value of boat, car or motorcycle towards down payment; $639 per month.. For more info call (352) 318-9262. 11/8Jp415 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE3 BEDROOM/2 BATH ON 1.25 ACRES FOR SALE BY OWNERS $29,500. Call (352) 318-9262. 11/8Jp440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE4.75 ACRES COUNTRY SETTING: In Williston, Florida. Only $39,900. Owner Financing. Call 802299-8489 11/1Jp ---------1 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. 12/13Jp---------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. 12/13Jp---------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. 12/13Jp---------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. 12/13Jp445 WANT TO BUYCASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $300 and up. 352771-6191. 11/1Jp CASH FOR batteries, starters, alternators, catalytic converters, aluminum rims, copper, brass and any aluminum. CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks $300 and up. FREE scrap metal removal including appliances. Licensed secondhand metal recycling: License # 48-8015653199-5. Call Mike at 352/215-9459. 11/15JpDIXIE 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 --------THE BUBBLY BATH LIFT holds up to 350 pounds. $400 or best offer. (352) 490-4485. Jftfn --------NEW CENTRAL AIR & HEAT Still in the box. Factory warranty. $1,449. Call 352/388-1514 11/15Jp515 YARD SALEMULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. Nov. 3 from 8 AM to ? Horse tack, tools, misc. items at 310 Main Ave, Bronson (Across from Perkins State Bank). 11/1Jp 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 WE WANT TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE, CAR, TRUCK, VAN any make, any model, especially Honda, Toyota and Nissan, but any make will do. Title or no title, no problem; running or not, perfect or not so perfect condition. Paying up to $30,000 for vehicles. Call AJ at 813/335-3794 or 813/237-1892. 12/6Jp705 FARM EQUIPMENT3PH TRACTOR IMPLEMENTS: 8 ft. grader blade, $500; 6 ft. box blade, $300; fertilizer spreader, $300; dirt scoop, $150; boom pole, $75. 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Oer based on the discounted $5 price for the Blockbuster @Home. One disc at a time, $10/mo. value. e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, October 25th at the Levy County Quit Museum. Our Northern friends are beginning to return to join us for the next few months. Weve missed visiting with them. Welcome Home. Several ladies from the area have volunteered to judge quilts and other items at the State Fair in February. is is one of the things that Winnelle did every year. With her birthday coming up on Nov. 6th, we are thankful for the many things she did that weve discovered now that shes gone. e Quilt Show will start the day after anksgiving. Well start taking in items in November. In the past crafters in the area have brought in their work for this event and we hope they will be back with us this year. ere is just something special about a handmade item. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 until 3 and would love to have you visit with us. e swings on the porch are a great way to sit back and relax for a little while. Irene Hamner of Old Town stopped by to show us a quilt that Winnelle had made. On the back, Winnelle had embroidered Happy Birthday Joe, made by Winnelle Horne, Levy Co. Quilt Museum, 1992. Thanks for sharing with us.Log Cabin Quilters e Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has added nearly 10,000 additional acres that are available to the public for hunting. Eight additional tracts, totaling 3,901 acres, have been added in the Districts Log Landing Wildlife Management Area (WMA), which is located in Gilchrist and Dixie counties. e Steinhatchee Springs WMA has one new tract in Dixie County with 3,559 acres. Deer, hog, turkey and small game hunting is available on these and other District lands from September-April. Hunting on District lands is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as WMAs or WEAs. In total, the District has more than 105,000 acres open to the public. Some other areas available for hunting include: Devils Hammock: Levy County Little River: Suwannee County Log Landing: Dixie County Mallory Swamp: Lafayette County Steinhatchee Springs: Lafayette, Dixie and Taylor counties Troy Springs: Lafayette County e District also has hunting opportunities available within a portion of the Andrews WMA, Osceola WMA, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Holton Creek is a mobility-impaired hunting area. It is closed to the public during hunt dates, except to persons hiking the Florida Trail. Persons using WMAs are required to have appropriate licenses, permits and stamps. Regulations vary from area to area. For information, including maps of the hunting areas, hunting regulations, and other related information, please visit the Districts website at http://www.srwmd.state. .us/ index.aspx?nid=65. For more information, contact Edwin McCook at 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL only). SRWMD Expands Hunting Opportunities to the Public On Saturday, October 27, the Ladies of Joppa met at Chie and Pawn and Gun to draw the winner of a Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum ri e they had ra ed o e winning ticket was held by Victor Shipley, Jr. of Fanning Springs. Congratulations, Victor!! e proceeds from the ri e ra e will be used to present 2013 Scholarships to deserving seniors at Dixie County High School. e Ladies of Joppa would like to thank everyone in the community who helped support this good cause and be ready for our next drawing in the Spring of 2013. submitted Ri e Ra e Proceeds Go to Dixie County ScholarshipsPictured left to right: Lee Layne; Victor Shipley, winner of the Henry Golden Boy; and Vickie Daniels.Stolen Hunting Equipment Recovered by FWC O cersHunting equipment stolen in Union County recently was rapidly recovered by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) o cers. A Union County hunter reported that his climbing tree stand, game camera and feeder had been taken from his hunt lease in the Providence area. e total value of items was more than $500. FWC o cers Bret Gill and Joseph Johnston went to the lease where the items had been stolen and were able to develop a lead by examining physical evidence in the vicinity of the hunt lease. e o cers investigation led to a nearby residence, where the occupants initially denied any knowledge of the theft. After confronting the two men with the evidence gathered, William Franklin Osteen, 32, and Wayne Alan Dickson, 26, confessed to stealing the hunting equipment. Mr. Dickson stated he had taken a feeder from the hunters lease, Johnston said. Dickson stated a friend had the game camera and climbing stand. e o cers were able to recover those items in Lake Butler. e camera and climbing stand had been sold for $150, Johnston said. e victim was able to positively identify the items as his property, and they were returned to him. e two men are being charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property, and trespass.
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L i f e Levy LifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 89, NO. 17 50 CENTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923SECTION BYankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club Chili Cook-O Winners Bronson Elementary School proudly welcomed a new addition to their school this week. e 2 ft. x 4 ft. concrete eagle (painted by Alachua artist, Regina-Stahl Briskey) completes Phase 2 of the landscaping beauti cation started last year at BES by Cameron Asbell, District 1 School Board Member. ank you to the Bronson Chamber of Commerce for donating funds to bring this fantastic Eagle Spirit monument to fruition. John Meeks, president of the Bronson Chamber of Commerce, and Cameron Asbell are home-grown Eagles who are never short on Eagle Pride. ey encourage local business support as local businesses continue to invest in their community. submitted by Melissa Asbell. Pictured left to right Regina StahlBriskey; Cheryl Beauchamp, BES Principal; Cameron Asbell, District 1 School Board Member; and John Meeks, Bronson Chamber of Commerce President. The Eagle Has Landed at BES e 3rd Great Suwannee River Cleanup is currently underway! is three-month event runs from early September through the rst week of December. is year, in addition to cleanups on the Suwannee River, e orts are also being focused on two of the Suwannees tributaries, the Santa Fe and Withlacoochee Rivers. Hobby groups, businesses, clubs, schools, and social organizations are coming together to clean up sections of the rivers one Saturday at a time. River cleanups are valuable for many reasons. ey bring people out to see the problems created by trash in the waterways rst hand. Cleanup e orts also help to improve water quality, improve wildlife habitat, increase aesthetics, promote ecotourism and improve the safety of the rivers for recreation. Five cleanups have been conducted since the September 10th kicko e Levy County 4-H Shooting Stars, Nestle Waters employees, e OLeno Volunteers, the Santa Fe River Trail Riders and four Santa Fe College zoo tech students have spent hundreds of hours to remove an impressive haul of over a ton of trash! Current Problems and the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers partner each year to conduct a cleanup at Lake Santa Fe, the headwaters of the Santa Fe River. is annual lake cleanup was held on the last Saturday of March and is included as part of the Great Suwannee River Cleanup, even though it is well outside the time window. In spite of a bad storm that morning, 26 volunteers removed 853 pounds of trash before having to call it quits. Many of them were from the Gainesville Area Rowing Club. ere are still a number of sections of the Suwannee and Santa Fe in need of a group to register for a cleanup. To learn more about how to register, please call 352-264-6827 or go the Current Problems website, click on the Great Suwannee River Cleanup logo and follow the registration prompts. www. currentproblems.org 2012 Great Suwannee River Cleanup Is Underway!Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Air Force to support the military training missions in Northwest Florida, while allowing for compatible use on Florida state forests. e department is proud to work with the United States Air Force to provide areas where the men and women of our Armed Forces can conduct the necessary training missions to protect our country and its citizens, said Commissioner Putnam. is agreement also ensures the sustainability of local economies that are based on a strong military presence, while preserving the stewardship of our state forests. As part of the Gulf Regional Airspace Strategic Initiative (GRASI), the departments Florida Forest Service will allow limited military missions on portions of Blackwater River State Forest and Tates Hell State Forest. According to the Air Force, expanding the training onto state forests continues the economic bene ts of the military presence in the Panhandle, while protecting the state forests natural resources. In fact, military employment makes up for 46 percent of all jobs in Northwest Florida and provides an annual impact of more than $14.8 billion in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Bay counties. e memorandum with the United States Air Force will further protect our Northwest Florida military bases from defense base closures and realignment discussions (BRAC) because of the strong state support for our military installations. ese missions will make use of existing forestry areas, such as the grass air landing strip at Blackwater River State Forest and various helicopter landing pads on Tates Hell State Forest. Missions will not negatively impact recreation, public access or sustainable forestry practices on either state forest. Before any missions are conducted, Air Force and Florida Forest Service personnel are required to develop an operations plan that outlines training speci cs to guarantee minimal impact to the state forest and its users. Only special operations, air operations, and use of existing forestry facilities will be allowed, no live ammunition will be red on the state forests. e Florida Forest Service manages its state forests under a multiple-use concept that allows for sustainable forestry practices, public access recreation and other uses, said Jim Karels, director of the Florida Forest Service. Allowing these exercises on our state forests is another leg of our multiple-use mission. e Florida Forest Service manages more than one million acres of public forest land on 35 state forests and protects over 26 million acres of private homes, lands, and natural resources from wild re. If you didn't make it to the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club last Saturday, you missed a wonderful Chili Cook-O e ladies had the clubhouse decorated to put you in a chili eatin mood. Along with all the tasty chilis, Sweet Magnolia Confections o ered up the most delicious sweets for dessert and sold every last morsel. Now, for the most important information of the day, the winners are: 1st place Leslie Moore (#1) with LM Chili, 2nd place was a tie, Dee Dixon (#6) with Turkey Creek Chili and Angie Roberts (#8) with White Chicken Chili and 3rd place went to John Welbes (#3) with J Dubs Hot Rub. Congratulations to all the winners. e Womans Club o ers a special thanks to all those who made chili and participated in the tasting and voting. We couldnt do what we do in the community without YOU! See you next month for our most delicious pulled pork dinner, Fri. and Sat., Nov. 16 and 17. submitted by Marty Hilliard, PublicityFirst Place winner: Leslie MooreThird Place winner John Welbes surrounded by 2nd place winners (tie) Dee Dixon (l) and Angie Roberts (r). FL Dept. of Ag. Signs Agreement with Military to Support Missions in NW Florida
The Levy County Journal2BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 YANKEETOWN-INGLISAnnual Cemetery Fish Dinner Fundraiser Nov. 3Cedars of Lebanon Cemetery annual sh dinner will be Sat., Nov. 3 at the Inglis Community Center. Serving starts at 11 AM and will go on until 3 PM. e fresh caught, fried mullet that has long been a tradition with the yearly event, will again beon the menu. Grilled chicken will be the alternative choice. e meal comes with all the xings, dessert and drink for a donation of $7.00. is dinner is a fundraiser to help maintain the community cemetery rorth of Inglis.Yankeetown-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; Stu ed Peppers on Oct. 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. 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.... Holiday Card Making Class Looking for something fun to do, plus have something to show for it? Look no further than the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club. Sat. Nov. 3rd at 10 AM they will host a Crafts Class to make Greeting Cards for the holidays. Stampin Up demonstrator Debi Pippin will teach you how to make 3 cards for anksgiving and Christmas. e cost is $15 and includes all materials, plus Debi will have supplies available to purchase for those who want to try the techniques at home. Deadline for sign-up is Fri., Oct. 26 and class size is limited. Call Rose today at 352/216-0549 to reserve your spot. Visit Debis website to see her work; www.stampinup. net/esuite/home/dpippin/Inglis 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. Yankeetown Town Meetings Reg. Nov. 5 e November Special Council meeting is Nov. 19 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, 352/447-2511Cleaning 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.Williston City Council Meeting Nov. 6 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 Nov. 6. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060.AARP Chapter 912Attention Crafters! AARP Chapter 912 is sponsoring a Christmas Craft Bazaar in Heritage Park on Sat., Nov. 10, 9 AM 4 PM. Reasonable space rates. For information call 528-3323.Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Blood Drive Nov. 1With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all just ahead football season its a good time to think about donating blood. During the summer, when school is out and student numbers drop on university campuses, the blood supply takes an annual dip as well. Now, with students back and vacations over, donors are needed to rebuild the community blood supply. It takes only about 45 minutes. As a community blood center, the blood donated with LifeSouth stays in the communities it serves. Donors are saving lives in their communities. eir friends, family members and neighbors who nd themselves in need are the ones who bene t directly. To donate, a person needs to be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For more information call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www. lifesouth.org. All donors receive a special recognition What Colors Do You Bleed T-shirt and cholesterol screening. Bronson Community Blood Drive at the Courthouse urs., Nov. 1 from 11:30 AM to 4 PM Or, come by LifeSouths Chie and Donor Center in the Chie and Regional Shopping Center, 2202 North Young Boulevard. We are open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 352-490-7410 for hours.Bronson Town Council Meeting Nov. 5 e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be on Mon. Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Quit Smoking Now Classes Starting Nov. 6Do you smoke, dip or spit and want to quit? First Baptist Church of Bronson, 460 S. Court Street in Bronson is hosting the Quit Smoking Now classes 6 to 7:30 PM on Tues., Nov. 6 thru Dec. 18, 2012. FREE GROUP SESSIONS with Free Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges provided. is program is sponsored by the Suwannee River Area Health Education Center and the Florida Department of Health. To register call Juanita toll free 1-866-341-2730.Greater Bronson Area Chamber of CommerceMembership fees are $25 for individuals and $50 for businesses. We are welcoming new members! If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or laci_ email@example.com. If you would like more information about joining the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce or about meeting times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Nov. 19 e Otter Creek Town Council will conduct their regular meeting on Mon. Nov. 19 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 Arts Center November 2012 WorkshopsSeeing Christies Mission, the seasons rst Gallery Show will open this Saturday evening at the Cedar Key Arts Center from 4 to 6 PM. It is an Open Community show and prizes will be awarded that evening. Every Wednesday -Boat Builders, 9 am., earldorothy@ bellsouth.net Nov. 8 Hot and Twisted Jewelry with Andrea Dennison, 1-4 PM. Nov. 9 Designer Style Beaded Bracelet with Donna Bushnell, 9 AM-12 PM. Limited to 10 students. Contact Donna at email@example.com or 352493-1807. Nov. 10 Silk Painting with Virginia Stevenson, 10 AM-3 PM. Limit 10 participants. Contact Virginia at wasavi88@ yahoo.com. Nov. 12 & 13Make it/ Take it Leather Gifts with Corrine Ryan, 9 AM 12 PM both days. Limited to 10 students. Deadline Nov. 5. Contact Corrine at 352-472-6168. Nov. 14-21 Open Studio: CKAC members to work on their own projects. Gallery Openings: Nov. 3 and Dec. 1Cedar 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.Cedar Key City Council Meeting Nov. 20 e Cedar Key City Council meets every third Tues. at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Hall with the next meeting on Nov. 20. e Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meets the rst Tues. of each month at 6 p.m. with the next meeting being on Nov. 6 at City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132. Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 1 High 2:56 AM 3.9 7:45 AM Set 10:07 AM 96 1 Low 10:03 AM -0.2 6:46 PM Rise 8:52 PM 1 High 4:27 PM 3.2 1 Low 9:53 PM 1.4 F 2 High 3:28 AM 3.9 7:46 AM Set 10:56 AM 91 2 Low 10:37 AM -0.1 6:45 PM Rise 9:40 PM 2 High 5:05 PM 3.1 2 Low 10:28 PM 1.5 Sa 3 High 4:02 AM 3.8 7:47 AM Set 11:42 AM 86 3 Low 11:14 AM 0 6:45 PM Rise 10:31 PM 3 High 5:47 PM 3 3 Low 11:08 PM 1.5 Su 4 High 3:42 AM 3.6 6:48 AM Set 11:25 AM 78 4 Low 10:56 AM 0.2 5:44 PM Rise 10:24 PM 4 High 5:34 PM 2.9 4 Low 10:56 PM 1.6 M 5 High 4:29 AM 3.4 6:48 AM Set 12:06 PM 70 5 Low 11:44 AM 0.3 5:43 PM Rise 11:19 PM 5 High 6:28 PM 2.9 5 Low 11:57 PM 1.6 Tu 6 High 5:32 AM 3.2 6:49 AM Set 12:44 PM 61 6 Low 12:41 PM 0.5 5:42 PM 6 High 7:27 PM 2.9 W 7 Low 1:10 AM 1.5 6:50 AM Rise 12:14 AM 51 7 High 6:54 AM 3 5:42 PM Set 1:21 PM 7 Low 1:46 PM 0.7 7 High 8:24 PM 3.1 Suwannee River EntranceTh 1 High 3:02 AM 3.4 7:46 AM Set 10:08 AM 96 1 Low 10:21 AM -0.2 6:46 PM Rise 8:52 PM 1 High 4:33 PM 2.8 1 Low 10:11 PM 1.3 F 2 High 3:34 AM 3.4 7:47 AM Set 10:57 AM 91 2 Low 10:55 AM -0.1 6:46 PM Rise 9:41 PM 2 High 5:11 PM 2.7 2 Low 10:46 PM 1.4 Sa 3 High 4:08 AM 3.3 7:48 AM Set 11:43 AM 86 3 Low 11:32 AM 0 6:45 PM Rise 10:32 PM 3 High 5:53 PM 2.6 3 Low 11:26 PM 1.4 Su 4 High 3:48 AM 3.2 6:48 AM Set 11:26 AM 78 4 Low 11:14 AM 0.2 5:44 PM Rise 10:24 PM 4 High 5:40 PM 2.6 4 Low 11:14 PM 1.5 M 5 High 4:35 AM 3 6:49 AM Set 12:07 PM 70 5 Low 12:02 PM 0.3 5:43 PM Rise 11:19 PM 5 High 6:34 PM 2.6 Tu 6 Low 12:15 AM 1.5 6:50 AM Set 12:45 PM 61 6 High 5:38 AM 2.8 5:43 PM 6 Low 12:59 PM 0.5 6 High 7:33 PM 2.6 W 7 Low 1:28 AM 1.4 6:51 AM Rise 12:15 AM 51 7 High 7:00 AM 2.6 5:42 PM Set 1:22 PM 7 Low 2:04 PM 0.7 7 High 8:30 PM 2.7 Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 1 High 3:03 AM 3.5 7:44 AM Set 10:06 AM 96 1 Low 10:58 AM -0.2 6:45 PM Rise 8:51 PM 1 High 4:34 PM 2.9 1 Low 10:48 PM 1.3 F 2 High 3:35 AM 3.5 7:45 AM Set 10:55 AM 91 2 Low 11:32 AM -0.1 6:44 PM Rise 9:40 PM 2 High 5:12 PM 2.8 2 Low 11:23 PM 1.4 Sa 3 High 4:09 AM 3.5 7:46 AM Set 11:41 AM 86 3 Low 12:09 PM 0 6:44 PM Rise 10:31 PM 3 High 5:54 PM 2.7 Su 4 Low 12:03 AM 1.4 6:46 AM Set 11:24 AM 78 4 High 3:49 AM 3.3 5:43 PM Rise 10:23 PM 4 Low 11:51 AM 0.2 4 High 5:41 PM 2.6 4 Low 11:51 PM 1.5 M 5 High 4:36 AM 3.1 6:47 AM Set 12:05 PM 70 5 Low 12:39 PM 0.3 5:42 PM Rise 11:18 PM 5 High 6:35 PM 2.6 Tu 6 Low 12:52 AM 1.5 6:48 AM Set 12:43 PM 61 6 High 5:39 AM 2.9 5:42 PM 6 Low 1:36 PM 0.5 6 High 7:34 PM 2.6 W 7 Low 2:05 AM 1.4 6:49 AM Rise 12:13 AM 51 7 High 7:01 AM 2.7 5:41 PM Set 1:20 PM 7 Low 2:41 PM 0.7 7 High 8:31 PM 2.8continued on page 3BWeather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291
The Levy County Journal 3BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 In lieu of the regular meeting, AARP Chapter 912 will be participating in the Veterans Day Parade in Williston on Mon., Nov. 12. For information call 528-3323.Levy County Autism Support Group Nov. 27Autism 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/OCALALions Club Military & Service Dog Committee Dinner Nov. 9On Fri. Nov. 9 the Ocala Lions Club Military and Service Dog Committee will hold the Fifth Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to bene t the sher House and Americas VetDogs at Our Place Lounge, 7651 SW Hwy 200 in the Circle Square Plaza staring at 5 PM. Dinner is $15/person and served from 6 to 7:30 PM. For further information contact Bill omas at 352/2912600 or email: billtom7522@c .rr.com or Phyllis Rankin at 352/362-1905. Donations will be greatly appreciated.DUNNELLONRainbow Springs Rainbow Springs State Park Autumn EventsFine 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. 34442AARP Driver Safety Classes Veteran SpecialFrom Nov. 1 30 all active duty, retired, guard or reserve military personnel and their dependents may take the AARP Driver Safety classroom course for free or the online course for 50% o For November, the fee is waived for the above listed applicants. Call the listed instructor below to register. Nov. 5/6, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM, 7 Rivers Hospital Annex, call Hedda Smith at 352/527-8144; Nov. 5/6, 1 PM 4 PM, Coastal Region Library, 8619 W. Crystal St., Crystal River. Call Lou Harmin at 352/564-0933. Nov. 12/13, 9 AM 12 PM, at Citrus Memorial Health Systems Auditorium, call Don Slough at 352/3444003. Nov. 12/13, First United Methodist Church, 8831 W. Bradshaw Blvd. Homosassa, Fl. 9 AM to 12 PM, call Frank Tobin at 352/628-3229 Nov, 26/27, 9 AM -12 PM, 7th Day Adventist Church, 5863 W. Cardinal St., Homosassa, Fl., Call Arty Appelbaum CHIEFLANDChie and City Commission Meeting on Nov. 12 e Chie and City Commission meets at City Hall on Mondays with the next meeting being Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Avenue, Chie and, 352/493-6711.Community Calendar continued from page 2BAround the Nature Coast DEP Public Meeting on Suwannee River BMAP Nov. 1 e Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting on urs. Nov. 1 at 6 PM at the SRWMD o ce, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. is is a technical meeting to discuss issues related to the Suwannee River Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). e primary topic of discussion during this meeting will be the Suwannee River BMAP development process. e BMAP is the means for implementation of the adopted Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Terry Hansen, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.Free Evening of Bluegrass in Old Town Sat., Nov. 3 e Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting another evening of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music for your enjoyment on Sat., Nov. 3 at the Old Old Town Elementary School Auditorium located at SR. 349 and CR 55A. Big Cypress Bluegrass will be performing. e music will start at 6 pm and will nish when the music stops! Admission is free so bring the family and enjoy!Levy County Republican Executive Committee HQ HoursWe are now open one more night a week at LCREC Headquarters in Bronson, FL in the building behind Chantilly Place on Alt 27A. Open times are: Tues. 5:30 to 8 PM; urs. 5:30 to 8 PM; and now Fri. 4:30 to 7:30 PM up until 11/2/12. We have all the current candidate literature, signs and bumper stickers. Come and get it or just say Hi. Voter Guides sites: family.org/resources/voter-guides/ Amendment info: collinscenter.org/2012 amendments/ home-2/; audio.thesky973.com/a/64533726/putting= orida-sproposed-constitutional-amendments-under-microscope.htm e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 PM at the Bronson Restaurant in Bronson, Florida on the 3rd Monday of the month. Come at 6:30 and get a meal Dutch Treat and mingle. www.levyrepublicans.comSmall Business Development Courses at CF Levy Center Starting Nov. 5 e College of Central Florida will o er two courses in November to wrap up its Small Business Development Series. e sessions will meet at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chie and. Business Fundability will meet Mon., Nov. 5, from 1 to 4 PM. e course fee is $49. Participants will learn about the Business Fundability system that ensures small business will always have access to credit funding when needed. Business owners are the backbone of the U.S. economy and their ability to have access to credit and funding to service, thrive and create jobs will ensure our country continues to be competitive and grow. Cash Flow Controlling Your Cash Flow Before It Controls You will meet Mon., Nov. 19, from 3 to 7 PM. e course fee is $49. Participants will learn that cash ow does not need to be mysterious or complex. Managing cash is all about timing the in ows and out ows. Cash ow analysis starts the process. For details and registration, visit the Levy Center, call 352/493-9533, or click on Levy Center at CFItraining.cf.edu.Levy County BoCC Nov. 6 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Nov. 6 at 9 AM in the meeting room in the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. WWII Vets and Proud of It Meeting Nov. 8World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet urs. Nov. 8 at the Moose Lodge #325, 8231 NW 167 PL., Fanning Springs at 11:30 AM. From Hwy 19-98 in Fanning Springs you turn East at the Sugar Shack Storage Units and on the left side of the street about a block down is the Moose Lodge. Please bring a caregiver, spouse or fellow veteran and join us. If you have any questions please call Virginia Lewis, 352/5282310.Medicare Part C (Health) and Part D (Drug) Plan 2012 Annual Enrollment Period for 2013 Mon., Oct 15 Fri., Dec 7, 2012SHINE, 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 KeyWed, Nov. 7 10:00-Noon Cedar Key Public LibraryChie and 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, Nov. 14 9:00-Noon AF Knotts Library (Yankeetown) Sat/Sun, Nov. 17/18 All Day Yankeetown Seafood Festival Wed, Dec. 12 10:00-Noon AF Knotts Library (Yankeetown) Gilchrist County Bell Wed, Nov. 21 10:00-Noon Bell Community Center Trenton 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 Dixie County Cross City 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 LibrarySREC 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.WTBH 25TH Anniversary Concert Nov. 10 Get ready for a night of celebration! Its the WTBH 25th Anniversary Concert! Sat., Nov. 10th @ 6 p.m. at the Chie and High School Auditorium. Featuring the 2010 Duet of the Year BACK HOME along with Diamond Award Nominee for Christian Country Group of the YearRED ROOTS! Also appearing is local group-RAFTER CROSS BAND of Cross Brand Cowboy Church. WTBH is celebrating 25 years on the air and we want you to be a part of it! eres NO admission charge, a love o ering will be received. ere will be door prizes, special recognition and, of course, lots of great gospel music! For more information please call 352/493-2650 or 352/221-2855. Levy County Veterans Day Parade Nov. 12 is year the city of Williston is hosting the 3rd Annual Levy County Veterans Day Celebration on Mon. Nov. 12 with the parade starting at 11 AM behind Williston High School and ending at the north end of Heritage Park on NW Main Street for the Celebration ceremony and other Veterans Day activities in honor of those who have served. Every year a di erent city in Levy County hosts the Celebration to honor our veterans who have kept us free in this great country by their service. Come and celebrate this year in Williston to say thank you to a veteran.If you are interested in participating call City Clerk Frances Taylor at 352/528-3060 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. .us Nature Coast Business Dev. Council Nov. 13 e Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting 9:00 AM Tues. Nov. 13 at Workforce Connections Levy Resource Center, 109 NW 3rd Ave., Chie and. Each meeting, the board discusses economic development projects it is working on, and the Executive Director gives a progress report on activities and accomplishments. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can contact the Executive Director to be placed on the agenda. (352) 493-6797 or email email@example.comLevy County Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board Meeting Nov. 15 e Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board announces its next meeting will be on urs., Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. e meeting will be held at the Levy County Courthouse in the County Commissioners Board Room, located at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. e board meeting is open to the public. In addition, a CTC Evaluation Committee meeting will take place immediately following the conclusion of the Local Coordinating Board meeting. For further information please contact Lauren Yeatter, Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, 1241 S.W. 10th Street, Ocala, FL, 352/732/1315 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Cross Creek Festival Nov. 17 e Cross Creek Festival will be held on Sat. Nov. 17 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Park on S.C. Road 325 to bene t the Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department to purchase a water tanker for quickly dousing local res. ere will be fun for the whole family with breakfast (sausage pancake sandwich), Florida food, arts & crafts vendors, bake sale, baking contest, a turkey shoot and entertainment. Also a yard sale at Station 31. For more information call 352/466-3353 and leave a message or email: crosscreek email@example.com Download a booth application at: www.crosscreekfestival.com if you would like to be a vendor. Help us put out local res.LGREA Meeting Nov. 19Twenty-one persons attended the Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Assoc. meeting at the Capital City Bank in Chie and on Oct. 15. ese included Cindy Roach and Robert O. Hastings, both candidates for Superintendent of Levy County Schools, along with Christie McElroy and Robert Rankin who are candidates for Superintendent of Gilchrist County Schools. Each candidate was given an opportunity to express their vision for the county they will represent if elected. Other visitors were Carol Stevens and Marilyn Barnes from FREA, District IV, who informed the group about activities, products, trips and membership. Both urged all persons to get out and vote in the upcoming election. After a few brief committee reports, the meeting was adjourned until Nov. 19 when the group will meet at Beef O Bradys in Chie and. e December meeting is tentatively scheduled for the Ivy House Restaurant in Williston. Delia M. Long, LGREA ReporterClay Landing Days at Manatee Springs Nov. 23 24Clay Landing Days celebrates the living history of Manatee Springs, a rst magnitude spring, this year on Fri. Nov. 23 and Sat. Nov. 24 from 10 AM to 4 PM hosted by the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protections Manatee Springs Park along with the Friends of Manatee Springs (the parks citizen support organization). Manatee Springs State Park is located at 11650 NW 115th Street in Chie and. Clay Landing Days will feature rides through the north trail system where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians. One of the rides is accessible to persons with disabilities with little or no assistance, including wheelchairs. is fun ride and journey into the past will bear witness to survival skills used by Native Americans and pioneers alike to learn how they lived, what clothing they wore and how food was prepared over camp res. If you master communication with them, you may even get to sample tasty morsels. On Saturday there will be a music performance done by local Suwannee Cracker, Bill Roberson. Clay Landing Days activities are free with a paid park admission of $6 per carload of up to eight people. Breakfast will be available to park visitors for a $3.00 donation per person. For more information please call the park at 352/4936072 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. Continued on page 5B
The Levy County Journal4BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Recorded MarriagesOctober 12, 2012John Martin Pelt Jr., 6/28/82, of Ocala, to Crystal Cynthia Cutler, 4/16/81, of Bronson.October 18, 2012Justin Robert Uliano, 4/12/89, to Elizabeth Nicole Ann Miller, 5/11/92, both of Bronson. Charles Andrew Owens, 8/19/76, to Micala Olivia Owens, 4/15/80, both of Williston. Michael Joseph Cosseboom, 9/17/79, to Ti any Lynn Conley, 1/2/81, both of Chie and.October 19, 2012Jose Raul Hernandez, 2/21/69, to Colby Skye Gwyn-Williams, 6/23/80, both of Morriston.October 22, 2012Kevin Michael Miller, 11/12/92, to Rosylin Renea Tomberlin, 5/18/93, both of Chie and. 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 ObituariesLetting Your Light Shine for Christ Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming ose Mississippi delta stinger birds were as black an ominous as the moonless night, and pelting me like rain. e incessant biting and buzzing caused me to swat myself in the head with my own ashlight. Dern Skeeters, Dad said, Half a can of bug spray aint done nothing but get em drunk. I could tell my little brother Heath was waging a similar battle by the way his ashlight beam stabbed erratically into the thick night. I was seriously second guessing Dads plan by the time we slid that Jon boat down the slippery bank into the bayous murky water. You got your shells boy? dad asked pushing us o I nodded and broke the breech on my little .410 shotgun and plugged one in. Look-a-there, he warned, shining his light across the thick swamp ahead. Several sets of eyes re ected back as they slithered across the black water, or hung from the low branches. I gulped. Heaths face seemed frozen in a state of panic. en a low belch erupted from down the bank, slowly dissipating behind the unceasing chorus of crickets. eres old Kermit, dad grinned. Ive been after that big boy all year. As we skimmed further down the bayou I took aim and blasted a steely eyed water snake swimming near the boat. e spray shot up high into the air and rained on us all. e snake barrel rolled, opped, and sunk to the muddy bottom. Boy, dont be wasting your shells, Dad barked. Save em for the ones trying to get in the boat. It was at that point I think little Heath may have gone into shock. Dad scanned the bank until he nally came across the big green croaker he was after. He laid his barbed poking pole across his lap and paddled toward it quietly. I expected the big old frog to leap away, but he sat, fascinated by our lights. en, from out of nowhere, a huge black water moccasin slithered over coiling up right in front of Kermit. I cant get a shot. Turn back, I whispered, Dad turn back He just kept paddling. As we drew closer that fat frogs muscles tensed. He was about to leap! Dad noticed it and sprung to action. I guess the thought of letting old Kermit get away again was too much for him. In an instant he had leaned out over that hissing snake and thrust his spear into his fat little buddy with amazing precision. e snake immediately retaliated, lashing out with those long sharp fangs. Digging in, that old serpent spun wildly injecting his full load of venom. I screamed. Oh the horror of it all!!! Hush boy, Dad yelled. e snake had only latched on to his gigging stick. Dad shook him o whacked him with the paddle, and slapped his prize frog Popsicle in poor little Heaths quivering lap. But anywayI reckon this old world can seem about as dark and violent as that old bayou many times. It almost makes you want to run and hide under a pew somewhere. Of course, as Christians we cant. God cares too deeply about those froggy souls out there in the muck and mire that need hauling into the boat. Somebody has to take His light out into the darkness so that He can pluck them out. (But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people; that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9 KJV) Sometimes the mere contemplation of meandering outside my comfort zone for the cause of Christ triggers the enemy to pelt my mind with such a barrage of tormenting thoughts concerning my own inadequacies that I inevitably want to whack myself in the head with a ashlight. at nasty serpent just seems to be daring me to try. Well let him hiss. Hes just a liar. Besides, we dont come in our own strength? God has given us the tools and the armor we need to work way beyond his reach. God will help us shake o that old serpent, whack him in the head, and leave out of there with the prize. Its time we Christians began to think outside the boat! God may not need us all to walk on water, but He does need a Church at least willing to lean out every now and then. It always helps me to remember how Jesus sent people back into the darkness to rescue me. I say lets stop second guessing Dads plan.-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 CalendarSt. Albans Episcopal Ice Cream Social Nov. 4Come and enjoy our delicious Ice Cream Social on Sun. Nov. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 4 miles north of Wal-Mart on US 19. Donation for adults is $2, children under 12, $1. ere will be sugar-free cake and ice cream also. See you there.Bronson UMC Contemporary Svc. Nov. 4 e Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to our monthly Sunday night Contemporary Service on Sun., Nov. 4 at 6 PM. All are invited to come and worship. e church is located at 235 S Court St, Bronson. We want to share Gods love with you. We welcome you with open hearts, open minds and open doors. ere will be a time of fellowship following the service. For more information, please call 352/486-2281 or 352/486-4094.Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Nov. 9 e Fish Dinner fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Nov. 9 from 5 to 7 PM Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. Nov. 14, 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. WTBH 25TH Anniversary Concert Nov. 10Get ready for a night of celebration! Its the WTBH 25th Anniversary Concert! Sat., Nov. 10th @ 6 p.m. at the Chie and High School Auditorium. Featuring the 2010 Duet of the Year BACK HOME along with Diamond Award Nominee for Christian Country Group of the YearRED ROOTS! Also appearing is local group-RAFTER CROSS BAND of Cross Brand Cowboy Church. WTBH is celebrating 25 years on the air and we want you to be a part of it! eres NO admission charge, a love o ering will be received. ere will be door prizes, special recognition and, of course, lots of great gospel music! For more information please call 352/493-2650 or 352/221-2855. JACK CHARLES HICKSJack Charles Hicks, Jr. of Bronson is counting it all Joy to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, leaving on October 24, 2012 at the age of 86 from Shands at UF in Gainesville. Born in Miami to the late Jack Sr. and Reva Hicks, he moved to Levy County in 1962. He was a business owner and farmer. Jack proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of e Lighthouse Word Church in Chie and. Jack is survived by his wife of 68 years, Erma Hicks of Bronson; children: Larry (Gail) Hicks of Chie and, Sandy (Gary) Kestner of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Debra (Craig) Grant of Bronson, Jack C. Hicks, III of Chie and; brothers, Lamar Hicks of Jacksonville, James Hicks of Quitman, Georgia, Donald Hicks of Georgia; sister, Eugenia Madre of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Word Church with Rev Travis Moody and Rev. George Kearns o ciating. Visitation was Saturday night from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of owers donations may be made in Jacks memory to the Gideons, e Childrens Food Table or e Harmony Pregnancy Resource Center. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 352/493-0050, is honored to serve the Hicks family. Condolences may be o ered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.comTERESA LECATESTeresa LeCates of Trenton passed away October 26, 2012 at the age of 54 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chie and. She was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas and has been in this area for 20 years. Mrs. LeCates was a homemaker who enjoyed shing, camping, plastic canvas crafts, writing poems and playing Farmville. Mrs. LeCates was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Nathan Hinckley; granddaughter, Mackenzie Hinckley; father-in-law, Victor Scott; and a sister, Tina Long. She is survived by her husband, Michael LeCates; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Jennifer Hinckley; a daughter, Mellisa Poletti; mother-in-law, Barbara Scott; three brothersin-law, Brian, David and Chris Scott; a sister-in-law, Carrie Liston; ve grandsons: Lane Carnes, Jacob Burns, Sterling Hinckley, Hunter Hinckley, Jayden Hinckley and two granddaughters, Timissa Poletti and Madison Hinckley; and a great-grandbaby. Ty Carmes. A memorial Service will be held ursday, November 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel in Chie and. A visitation will be one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 1301 N. Young Blvd. Chie and, Florida. Online condolences can be made at www.hiers-baxley.com
The Levy County Journal 5BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 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 Community Calendar continued from page 3BChie and Chamber Board of Directors and General Members Meeting Nov. 16Our next meeting is on the schedule for Fri. Nov. 16, 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. All Chamber members are invited to share in our monthly meetings and have a free lunch sponsored by one of our local businesses. 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 Festival and ParadeDec. 1 e 2012 Chie and Christmas Festival & Parade will be held Sat. Dec. 1st 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 to be taken 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 organizations Booths available: non-pro t organizations $15.00; Informational booths $30.00; Food vendors $50.00 for businesses. Deadline for applications to be submitted is Nov. 19 but remember booth availability is based on a rst come rst served basis. For 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 Miss Christmas Pageant Dec. 1Applications are now being accepted for the Chie and Chamber Christmas Pageant. e pageant will be held Sat., Dec. 1, 2012 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 Sachet. 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! Mailing address for Applications 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.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 e American Legion Jamerson-She eld Post 91 monthly membership meeting activities will start with a spaghetti dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. e membership meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. As always, our post dinners are open to the public, takeout or eat-in dinner for a $5.00 donation. All Legion members, their guests, and prospective members are welcome to attend. Post 91 continues to host Bingo games to the tri-county community on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. that are open to the public. Post 91 Bingo Hall is smoke-free and no alcohol is served. e more players that show up, the bigger each pot is. e Progressive Pot is currently $150.00. Revenue from Bingo allows Post 91 to provide programs to help our veterans and the children of our community. All veterans are invited to the Post 91 Meeting Hall every Wednesday morning, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., for free donuts and co ee during our weekly Veterans Open House. e Gilchrist County Veterans Service O cer Jim Mash will be available to answer questions about bene ts and services available to our veterans. To learn more about the American Legion and how to get involved with the local, state, and national veteran community visit us at our Post headquarters on U.S. Highway 129 between the towns of Trenton and Bell (across the highway from the Field of Dreams). You may also call 1st Vice Commander Rod Lacey at (352)2212352 or visit us on the web at https://www.facebook.com/ AmericanLegionJamersonShe eldPost91 .CROSS 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, 386/362-3256 or by e-mail at: email@example.com, 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. 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.comClassi ed Ads e U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission continues to maintain its heightened watch over nuclear power plants in the Northeastern United States impacted by Sandy. ree reactors experienced shutdowns during the storm while another plant, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, remains in an Alert due to high water levels in its water intake structure. e three reactors to experience trips, or shutdowns, during the storm are Nine Mile Point 1 in Scriba, N.Y., Indian Point 3 in Buchanan, N.Y.; and Salem Unit 1 in Hancocks Bridge, N.J. Nine Mile Point 1 underwent an automatic shutdown at about 9 p.m. Monday when an electrical fault occurred on power lines used to send power to the grid. It is likely a stormrelated event, but the plants operators are still evaluating the cause. All plant safety systems responded as designed and the shutdown was safely carried out. Meanwhile, Nine Mile Point 2 experienced a loss of one of two incoming o -site power lines as a result of the fault. One of the plants emergency diesel generators started in response to generate power usually provided by the line. Nine Mile Point 2 remained at full power. Indian Point 3 automatically shut down at about 10:40 p.m. Monday in response to electrical grid disturbances caused by the storm. All safety systems responded as designed and the unit was placed in a safe shutdown condition. Salem Unit 1 was manually shut down by plant operators at about 1:10 a.m. Tuesday as a result of circulating-water pumps being a ected by high river level and debris in the waterway. e circulating-water system is used to cool down steam generated by the reactor; it is a closed system that does not come into contact with any radioactivity. At Oyster Creek, the Alert was declared at approximately 8:45 p.m. An alert is the secondlowest level of emergency classi cation used by the NRC. e Alert was preceded by an Unusual Event at about 7 p.m. when the water level rst reached a minimum high water level criteria. e water level rose due to a combination of a rising tide, wind direction and storm surge. While the water level has dropped since peaking earlier today, the Alert will not be exited until the level is below the speci c criteria for the intake structure, which is where water from an intake canal is pumped into the plant for cooling purposes. Oyster Creek was shut down for a refueling and maintenance outage prior to the storm and the reactor remains out of service. e NRC will continue to coordinate with other federal and state agencies prior to the restart of the a ected plants. e NRC stationed inspectors at all of the plants expected to experience the greatest e ects of the storm. ose inspectors were tasked with independently verifying that operators were following relevant procedures to ensure plant safety before, during and after the storm. In addition, the NRC has been monitoring the storm from its emergency response centers. Nuclear power plant procedures require that the facilities shut down under certain severe weather conditions. e plants emergency diesel generators are available if o -site power is lost during the storm. Also, all plants have ood protection above the predicted storm surge, and key components and systems are housed in watertight buildings capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds and ooding. Superstorm Sandy Gives Designed Pause to Nuclear Power Plants The Suwannee River Fair building coming down on Oct. 25, 2012 Photos courtesy of Linda Cooper, Levy County Journal.
The Levy County Journal6BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Vote For WILBUR DEANNov. 6, 2012, if you want a Public Servant who will make Improvements to the Clerks O ce and be Accountable to Levy County.Political advertisement paid for and approved by Wilbur Dean, Republican, for Levy County Clerk of Court. I am a lifelong resident of Levy County, and I am an active member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Bronson. I have been married to Candy Dean for 26 years, and we have two children: Levi and Morgan. Ready To Be of Service: Experienced as a public servant in Levy County. Knowledgeable of how the Clerks O ce works. Committed to increasing cooperation between the Clerks O ce and the Board of County Commissioners and other Constitutional O ces.Ready To Make Improvements: Prepared to increase accessibility to publ ic records and provide more services to customers. Will make myself familiar with the Coun tys budgeting process and be fully capable of responding to questions from the Board of County Commissioners or Levy County residents. Looking to incorporate more technology into the Clerks O ce and to make the Web site more useful and user friendly.Ready To Be Accountable: Capable of understanding the Countys budget system and identifying revenue streams and grant opportunities. Will use a scally conservative approach to budgeting and spending your tax dollars. Committed to increasing e ciency of any and all systems possible within the Clerks O ce. e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 6:12 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Norm D. Fugate, City Attorney Robert Douglas, Police Chief A.D. Goodman, Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hammond, Building and Zoning Director Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorPublic Hearing AnnouncementMr. Hartzog announced the City Commission will conduct its regular business meeting rst then reconvene the budget meeting.City Manager Grady HartzogResolution Number 12-10 City of Chie and CDBG Environmental O cer e City is required to designate an Environmental O cer as part of the Community Development Block Grant application process. In scal year 2008-2009 the resolution designating the City Manager as the Environmental O cer named the Department of Community A airs as the agency in charge of the grants. is organization no longer exists and the State instructed the City to repeal the prior resolution with a new resolution naming the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as the agency now in charge of the grants. Commissioner Cason made a motion to approve Resolution Number 12-10 replacing Resolution Number 08-09 by correcting the name of the department now responsible for the Community Development Block grants. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Resolution Number 12-11 Authorize Submission of CDBG Economic Development Grant Tri County Hospital e submission of the Community Development Block Grant to fund the water and sewer infrastructure for the new hospital requires a resolution a rming the Citys commitment to the project. Vice Mayor Barron said as of this time the project has not been approved for the Tri County Hospital. Mr. Hartzog agreed. Vice Mayor Barron stated the project will not cost the tax payers anything until the project goes through. Mr. Hartzog agreed. Commissioner Cason made a motion to execute Resolution Number 12-11 authorizing the City of Chie and to submit an application to the Department of Economic Opportunity for the ED grant and for the Mayor and City Manager have the power to execute the documents. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Mr. Hartzog said the City will not receive the grant unless the hospital takes place. Resolution Number 12-12 Authorize Submission of CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Application FY 2012 A resolution is required a rming the Citys commitment to the $650,000 Community Development Block Grant project to fund installation of sewer upgrades to a neighborhood in the City of Chie and. Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to accept Resolution 12-12 authorizing the City of Chie and to submit an application to the Department of Economic Opportunity for an NR grant in FY 2012 and authorize the Mayor or his representative to execute all required documents in connection with the grant. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Industrial Park RentAt the last meeting Commissioners questioned the di erence in the rent between the tenants and asked City sta to verify the square footage of Building #3 and bring back information on the basis of the rent charged to each tenant. Building 1: At the time Bells Restaurant & Catering rst lease agreement was approved Commissioners agreed the rent would be a at bottom line rate of $800.73, which includes sales tax and insurance. Calculation for this bottom line rate is $720 Rent +$50.40 Tax + 30.33 Insurance = $800.73. e calculation per square foot for the rent would equal approximately $3.46 per square foot per year ($720.88). Bells lease agreement expires in December 2012. Building 3: e rental history of this 30x75 building reveals in 1995 Pitts Custom Glass began his lease at $1.00 per square foot per year and ended in 2003 with $1.14. Commissioners approved an agreement the same year with Razorback Fiberglass for $1.16 per square foot per year. e agreements with the next two tenants Hall Services in 2005 and Haulstar, Inc. in 2008 began and ended with the rate of $1.16. e same rate $1.16 was approved for Nature Coast Services in 2008 and was renewed in July. Nature Coast Services lease agreement expires in July 2013. Building 4&5: Tremblay Fabrications leased this site from 1996 to 2002 during which time additions were made to the building. Due to the slowing economy in 2002 Tremblay was unable to ful ll the terms of his lease agreement. Commissioners approved for Coarsey Fiberglass to assume the same rights, terms and obligations in the relinquished agreement. e rate per square foot has not changed since 1999. Coarseys lease agreement expires in September 2015. Mr. Hartzog said the square footage for Building 3 is 2,250 and Building 1 is 2,500. Commissioner Hudson said he does not have problem with Coarsey Fiberglass because they have been there for a long time. Building 3 has been turned over quite a bit and there is quite a big di erence in the rent between this building and Building 1. Mr. Hartzog agreed saying Building 1 is a newer building. Commissioners agreed to revisit the rent for Building 3 upon renewal of the lease agreement. Resolution Number 12-15 Re-Advertising the 20112012 FY Budget Vice Mayor Barron asked to table Resolution 12-15 she said the City has until December 1st to re-advertise the budget. She said the gures for the Fire Department do not re ect some things.CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION MEETING September 24, 2012 e Chie and City Commission met in Special Session at City Hall. Vice-Mayor Barron called the meeting to order at 5:40 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Laurie Copeland, Financial Project Coordinator Mr. Hartzog informed the Commission that Sta was working with the grant engineers to revise the scale of the grant application from the original plan and design, due to cost overruns. Instead of being able to include the water facility improvements in the Hardeetown and City Hall areas, they would now be concentrating on only doing sewer renovations, in these areas. ey would also be installing new sewer to the Hart Brothers/Manatee Apartment neighborhood and would place the Usher Center neighborhood sewer installation as an unmet need if the grant dollars will stretch far enough. Mr. Hartzog then turned the presentation over to Laurie Copeland, the Financial Coordinator to explain how the project scope was determined. Ms. Copeland explained that after working with the grant engineer and grant consultant, along with other city sta they knew that funds would not stretch to meet all of the needs of the project. So, sta had to begin to revise the project and looking at the grant scoring process they quickly determined that by eliminating the water rehab projects, they could become a more viable application. Once they had begun counting households by doing the door to door surveys, it was determined that there were more households to be served in the Hart Bros/Manatee Apartment new sewer install project, than the Usher Center install; and because the number of bene ciaries served, and the cost for delivery of service is a factor; it was made the primary project over Usher in the new sewer upgrades category. In the other parts of town Hardeetown area and City Hall sections their sewer facilities upgrade to piping and manholes became the secondary projects, with Usher Center falling to the un-met needs category. is process along with each of the project sites was presented and reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Task Force at its September 6, 2012 meeting, and approved. CATF board member Sylvia McCullar was present and was recognized by Ms. Copeland at that time. Ms. McCullar said that the board did support the project, and only wished that there were more funds available to do more work. Ms. Copeland explained that they were hopeful that once the construction bids came in that they would be lower, and that they could do more work include the Usher area. e Vice Mayor asked so this has not been bid yet then and Ms. Copeland told her no not yet. So the Commissioner then said they hoped it would come in lower too and if so we would go back and get this other work done, and Ms. Copeland assured them they would. Ms. Copeland went over the option with the Commission of having the grant engineer prepare drawings to submit with their application, which would give them an additional 100 points in the application process. She said that she felt con dent that if they got to 743 points that the City should be fundable in this cycle, without the points, it was questionable. However, the decision was theirs as always. Commission Cason asked if they did not get the funds what would happen to the plans. Ms. Copeland said they would still have them to use for the next cycle, and the nice thing about using the City money up-front was that this money would now be freed up in the grant cycle to use for construction instead of engineering. So now they could have more money to perhaps put towards Ushers sewer, if the construction bids did come in low. e Vice-Mayor said she thought this might be something to consider. e City Manager stated we could use the sewer development fund monies to pay for the plans, since this would be expansion of the sewer. e Mayor having come into the meeting late asked the citizens if they had any questions regarding the project. Mrs. McCullar again addressed the board stating that she had concerns as a member of the CATF board about the fact that there were homes that the grant money could not help, and that the city needed to do something to help those citizens. She wanted to form a committee to start raising funds for the City to have the money to help citizens to be able to be put onto city sewer since grant funds cannot always be used to reach them. e Commission thanked her for her concern and e orts. ere being no further public comment, Commissioner Cason made the motion to submit the FFY 2012 NR grant application and to give the Mayor and City Manager authority to sign all of the required documents on the Citys behalf. Motion seconded by Commissioner Buie. e Mayor asked if that included funding the engineering plans, and Commissioner Cason said yes so he was asked to amend his motion, to include, the follow statement, including funding up to $25,000 for engineering design plans, to be funded from the sewer development fund. Commissioner Buie, again seconded the amended motion, motion passed 5-0. ere being no further discussion. e meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City ClerkCITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION CDBG 2nd PUBLIC HEARING September 24, 2012continued on page 7B
The Levy County Journal 7BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 CITY OF CHIEFLAND CITY COMMISSION CDBG 2nd PUBLIC HEARING September 24, 2012Vice Mayor Barron made a motion to table re-advertising the budget until sometime before December 1st which will be the 60 day window. Commissioner Hudson seconded. Motion passed 4-1. Mayor Pomeroy dissented. Reschedule Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement Meeting Mr. Hartzog said the property owner has requested the meeting be rescheduled for the October 8, 2012 meeting at 5:30PM. Commissioner Cason made a motion to reschedule the Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement meeting to October 8th at 5:30PM. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 5-0.Police Chief Robert DouglasPolice Activity Update Chief Douglas gave an update on recent police activity.Assistant Fire Chief A.D. GoodmanNo reports.City Attorney Norm D. FugateNo reports.Old BusinessNoneCommissioners New BusinessCommissioner Barron asked Mr. Hartzog if he checked on the street light at the depot. He stated the light should be working. Commissioner Hudson asked Mr. Hammond if he helped Mrs. Mary Lee Blake get the permit for a mobile home, she has some issues getting the electric turned on. Mr. John Henry Donaldson said Central Florida Electric has a policy that all the heirs have to sign before the power can be turned on and its nothing having to do with the City. Mayor Pomeroy said he read about Otter Creek being shut down by the Levy County. He said it might be time to talk with the County to see what the City can do with them in the future. He said he heard something will be changing in re district 7 in the future so the City should be pro-active and some of the County Commissioners have concerns about district 7. Vice Mayor Barron said they havent talked to the re department about that. Mayor Pomeroy said the City should talk to the County and work with them to either maintain the department or merge. Mr. Fugate said the City Commission approved a formal request to have a workshop with the County Commission to discuss this and he asked them and they said they were not interested. Mayor Pomeroy said the County thought the direction the City was coming from was to take over more areas. He said the direction the City should be looking at is scaling back. Vice Mayor Barron said she has had meetings with Chief Knowles and tried to have meetings with the County Commission but questions dont get answered. She said its not to the tax payers advantage in the City of Chie and to allow the County to take over their re department. Mayor Pomeroy said if the County takes away re district 7 the City will have a shell of a re department, the department could not operate without re district 7. Deputy Chief Stockman disagreed saying the City would not have to cover district 7. Vice Mayor Barron said if the County was to take over the City re department citizens within the municipal area will have to pay the $90 assessment if the City would collect the same assessment it would bring in about $580,000. Vice Mayor Barron said the City of Chie and could entertain the idea of placing a re assessment within the City of Chie and that would put the mechanism in place, so if the County decides to dump the City at the end of this next scal year the mechanism would be in place to make that assessment. e City citizens would not be paying any more than what they would be with the County. Mayor Pomeroy said he does not see any point in competing with another re department right outside of town. He said he sees a long slow cutting of the re department if this continues. Deputy Chief Stockman said its not a competition its a matter of level of service to the community. Vice Mayor Barron said the only way to guarantee a particular level of service is to maintain control over the district. Commissioner Cason asked if Chie and is still responding to calls in Otter Creek city limits. Assistant Chief Goodman replied yes until September 30, 2012. Dr. Bill Martin, Dr. Bob Mount and Doug King spoke on the subject.Public CommentMr. Kyle Quincy asked if what the County is doing will improve the service for citizens to get a better PC class. Vice Mayor Barron said a certain level of service is needed to get under a 9 rating.CorrespondenceFirst Baptist Church of Chie and Mayor Pomeroy read a letter from the First Baptist Church commending Fire Captain Ben Lowe, Captain Colby Perryman and Fire ghter Nike She er for taking blood pressures during the First Baptist Mobile Dental Clinic.Approval of Public Budget Hearing Minutes and Regular Minutes September 10, 2012Vice Mayor Barron made the motion to approve the budget and regular meeting minutes for September 10, 2012. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion approved 5-0.Public CommentTina Barrios said she has a deaf son and requests a speed bump/hump be installed on S.E. 8th Terrace due to speeding vehicles. Mr. Hartzog said the City has installed deaf child signs on the street. Mayor Pomeroy asked each Commissioner to look at the area on S.E. 8th Terrace and call Mr. Hartzog with their thoughts. Mayor Pomeroy asked Mr. Hartzog to obtain a current quote for a speed bump/hump and call Mrs. Barrios with the outcome. Chief Douglas suggested posting a 15 mph speed zone in that area. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk e Chie and City Commission met in Regular Session at City Hall. Mayor Pomeroy called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Teal Pomeroy, Mayor-Commissioner Teresa Barron, Vice Mayor-Commissioner Frank Buie, Commissioner Sammy Cason, Commissioner Rollin Hudson, Commissioner MEMBERS ABSENT: None ALSO PRESENT: Grady Hartzog, City Manager Robert Douglas, Police Chief James Harris, Fire Chief Laurie Copeland, Project and Finance CoordinatorReview of Proposed General Fund BudgetsVice Mayor Barron said Mr. Robert Beauchamp address the issue, in a letter, about logging the $58,000 of paving without a corresponding expense entry, the City would be overspent the budget by $58,000. Mrs. Copeland said in the letter Mr. Beauchamp said at the end of the year the way the money is being budgeted if the City spends only what comes in the unrestricted cash would still be down $58,000 because the franchise money is being deposited in a restricted cash account as required. Mayor Barron said the fact remains because the City does not have that money set aside the City is budgeting to spend that money. Mrs. Copeland said the City is not violating anything by doing that, the City will adjust the restricted cash account at the end of the year. Mr. Hartzog said restricted means that it cannot be spent without Commission approval. Commissioner Hudson said it shows that it will be gone. Mayor Pomeroy agreed saying there will be a $58,000 shortfall. Vice Mayor Barron said if the City comes in under budget by $58,000 it will be ok. Mayor Pomeroy said Chie and is the last government entity in the drug task force and he would like to terminate it and the next time an o cer leaves eliminate the drug task force position. Mr. John Henry Donaldson said in 1997 the drugs in Chie and were so bad you could not walk on S.W. 2nd Street. Chie and has never been as protective of the citizens from drugs and drug dealers as now. He said there are some things more important than money. Mr. Donaldson voiced his support in staying in the drug task force. Vice Mayor Barron noted the Police Department budget is at 97%. She noted the overtime is $20,000 overspent. Chief Douglas said US Marshall will reimburse the City $14,000 for overtime. He said when his budget is cut every year he can only operate on what he is given and when there isnt enough to operate the budget will go over. Mayor Pomeroy said when there is that much overtime something is not being managed correctly. He said if the man is working a stake out at night he should take o the next morning to comp the time. Vice Mayor Barron said the Police Department operating expense is overspent and also repair and maintenance. Chief Douglas said he has received insurance reimbursement checks for three vehicles. Vice Mayor Barron said gasoline and oil is overspent by more than $10,000. Chief Douglas said gas was budgeted at $3.00 per gallon and the police o cers are putting gas in their patrol cars. Mr. Hartzog said the Commission can cut the budget if they wish but the budget is balanced now and sta will keep it under control by not spending. Vice Mayor Barron said one option is to transfer funds from the water and sewer to general fund. Mr. Hartzog agreed saying that can be done with a budget amendment. Mayor Pomeroy said he is ne leaving it like it is and watching it and at the end of the year there should be $58,000 not spent. Commissioner Cason agreed. No changes made to the general fund budgets.Review of the Proposed Fire Fund BudgetMayor Pomeroy said this past year the re department was taken out of the general fund and made it a stand-alone entity. e Fire Chief cut $33,000 funds from Otter Creek. Mayor Pomeroy mentioned the loans the re department made from general fund. Mr. Hartzog said by letter Mr. Beauchamp asked for time to do the Citys nal audit which he will do rst this year. Mayor Pomeroy said the utility department borrowed money from general fund and previously Mr. Beauchamp said that should be put in the budget as a line item so it will be paid back. Mrs. Copeland said the utility department will pay back general fund this scal year. Vice Mayor Barron said the re department has not spent more money than it has brought in it has always been under budget. No changes made to the proposed re budget. Review of the Proposed Law Enforcement Trust Fund Mayor Pomeroy said he has super strong reservations on not signing anything to the County thats to be used as equitable sharing. No changes made to the proposed law enforcement trust fund budget.Review of Utility FundMr. Randy Wilkerson said revenue was lost due to Central Florida Electric moving but the City picked up 42 customers behind Pizza Hut. Mrs. Copeland said the water revenue was decreased an additional $5,000 because all customers in North Chie and have not hooked up to water. No changes made to the proposed utility fund budget.Review of Industrial Park BudgetNo changes made to the proposed industrial park fun budget. Resolution Number 12-13 Adopting Final Millage Rate Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Resolution Number 12-13 sets the nal millage at 4.7500 for scal year 2012-2013. Mayor Pomeroy asked for public comment. Dr. Mount said revenues have to balance expenditures. Mr. Donaldson said he read in the paper that the Commission was making the building inspector part time. Mayor Pomeroy said it was discussed but the Commission said no. Commissioner Hudson said in building and zoning the secretary was transferred and the City Commission assumed the duties of the planning board. Mr. Hammond said the planning board was cut $9,900 and code enforcement was cut $22,000. Mayor Pomeroy said building and zoning is not as important as the re and police departments. Dr. Martin said in looking at where the general fund is the Commission has to look into getting more revenue. He said the Commission has done an amazing job making cuts but as a business person in the community it makes him nervous when he sees the general fund getting as low as it is. Dr. Martin suggested making an adjustment in the millage next year. Mayor Pomeroy said that wont happen while he is on the Commission. Dr. Richeson asked what the legal sources of revenues are. Mayor Pomeroy said some are water and sewer, ad valorem, franchise fees, utility tax, occupational license, discretionary tax. Dr. Richeson asked when the last time the blue law on Sunday has been addressed. Mayor Pomeroy said 4 years ago. Mr. Doug King asked what will the City when gas goes up, oil goes up, pumps go out and everything continue goes up how will the City operate. Mayor Pomeroy said the City has to look at the cash on hand and if the City starts dipping into that something will have to be done. After further discussion, Commissioner Hudson moved to adopt the nal millage of 4.7500 millage rate for scal year 2012-2013. Commissioner Cason seconded. Motion passed 5-0. Resolution Number 12-14 Adopting Final Budget Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Commissioner Cason made a motion to approve the nal budget for scal year 20122013. Commissioner Buie seconded. Motion passed 4-1. Vice Mayor Barron dissented. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM. Attest; Grady Hartzog, City Manager M. Teal Pomeroy, Mayor/Commissioner Recorded by: Mary Ellzey, Deputy City Clerk Chie and City Commission Meeting September 24, 2012 continued from page 6B
The Levy County Journal8BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 440105 of the sale of 2005 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ROBERT M WELLS & RITA FAYE WELLS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: THOMAS RIEDLINGER, WILLIAM T. CARLISLE, WILLIAM THOMAS CARLISLE, HEIRS OF MARY INEZ STARK All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. ---------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 127409 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE N 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS A POINT OF REFERENCE; FROM SAID POINT RUN THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 420 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL TO EAST LINE OF NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 480 FEET TO ESTABLISH THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 175 FEET, RUN THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 360 FEET, PARALLEL TO NORTH LINE OF NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4, RUN THENCE NORTH, A DISTANCE OF 175 FEET PARALLEL TO EAST LINE, RUN THENCE EAST PARALLEL TO NORTH LINE OF NE 1/4 NW 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 360 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. EASEMENT 30FEET WIDE HAS BEEN PROVIDED ALONG WEST SIDE OF SAID PROPERTY BY THE GRANTOR. (PARCEL 2 OF UNRECORDED PLAT) NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: LULA LOUISE PHILPOT All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. -------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 374409 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 10, BLOCK 8, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS, UNIT 5 RE-PLAT, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THE MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MICHAEL G. FREED All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. ------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 400309 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 5, BLOCK 1, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS, UNIT #11, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: EDWARD HARRIS, NANCY HARRIS All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. --------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 434609 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 3, BLOCK 3M, THE MEADOWS OF BEAUTIFUL BRONSON, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 PIONEER MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# PH1572GA17398. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: SCOTT GUTHRIE, LYLE WILKERSON LYLE ANDREW WILKERSON, LINDSEY SCOTT GUTHRIE All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. --------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 437609 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1, BLOCK (B), A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF CEDAR KEY MOBILE HOME VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 26 & 26A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1984 DUTC MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# D36417485A & D36417485B. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MICHAEL A. FISCHER, GAIL L. FISCHER All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. -------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 439709 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 51, FOREST PARK UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: LORENZO KERR, JASMIN KERR All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. --------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 442509 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 1, BLOCK 4, OF BLACK JACK RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: HELEN GREENO ET AL, WINFIELD S SNOW III, GEORGE EDWARD SNOW, ALAN LEE SNOW, NEIL MACKAY, ROBERT MACKAY, JUDITH ANN CASALINUOVA, KENNETH MALCOLM MACKAY, DONALD A MACKAY, SHERYL MARIE MACKAY All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. -----------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 466509 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1, BLOCK C, OF CASONS INGLIS ACRES, UNIT 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ANDY GREEN, KELLY FULLER, KELLEY FULLER, ANDY L. GREEN All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. --------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 466609 of the sale of 2009 has (have) filed said Certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The name(s) of the holder(s) of said Certificate, the description of the property, the name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): THEODORE COUCH LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 2, BLOCK C, CASONS INGLIS ACRES, UNIT 6, ACCORDING THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: ANDY GREEN, KELLY FULLER, KELLEY FULLER, ANDY L GREEN All of said property being in the County of Levy, State of Florida. Unless such Certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder in the Courthouse lobby on the 19th day of November, 2012, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00. DATED this 11th DAY OF OCTOBER 2012. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Oct 18, 2012, Oct 25, 2012, Nov 01, 2012, Nov 08, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS SECOND DIVISION / PROBATE CASE NO. 23-PR-2012-352 IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF SHANNAN ELIZABETH KELLER AND AMANDA FRANCIS KELLER WARNING ORDER & NOTICE OF HEARING TO: ANTHONY FELTON MITCHELL You are hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty days and respond to the Petition for Adoption filed by Samuel Paul Keller, Jr. and Christy Lee Keller, and upon failure to do so, the Petition for Adoption will be granted. You are hereby notified that a hearing on the Petition for Adoption is set for the 14th day of November 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Faulkner County Circuit Court, Second Divi sion Courtroom at Conway, Arkansas. WITNESS my hand and seal as Clerk of the Circuit Court of Faulkner County, Arkansas, this 12th day of October, 2012. BY: Shayle Maxwell MELINDA REYNOLDS, CLERK Address of Clerks Office: Faulkner County Courthouse 801 Locust Street Conway, Arkansas 72032 Pub.: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 2012. --------------IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38-2012-CC00100 HAMPTON FARMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., A Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation, Plaintiff, v. ARKIN MENDEL & UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARKIN MENDEL, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Arkin Mendel 14105 Pershing Crescent, Apt 419 Briawood, NY 11435 If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against ARKIN MENDEL, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or in terest in the property described herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action seeking to foreclose a homeowner association assessment lien has been filed on the following described property: Legal Description: Lot 1, HAMPTON FARMS, Tract 7 through 10, as per plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 34, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Property Address: 6691 NE 150TH Ave., Williston, FL 32696 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on HAMPTON FARMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., c/o Kimberly Soto, Esq., The Law Office of Karen Wonsetler, 860 N. Orange Ave. #135, Orlando, FL 32801 within 30 days from the date of the first publica tion of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before ser vice on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth erwise a default will be en tered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of October, 2012 Danny J. Shipp, Levy County Clerk of Court By S. Smith /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs 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, Court Admini stration, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, telephone number (352) 486-5266 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately up receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired, call 711. Pub.: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2012 CA 000488 Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Ryan A. Curry; Unknown Spouse of Ryan A. Curry; Annalise R. Ezzell; Unknown Spouse of Annalise R. Ezzell; Levy County, Florida; United States of America on Behalf of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; LVNV Funding, LLC; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Ryan A. Curry, Unknown Spouse of Ryan A. Curry Unknown Spouse of Annalise R. Ezzell and Annalise R. Ezzell Last Known Address: 4630 NE 140 Court, Williston, FL 32696 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE SECTION LINE, SOUTH 00 DE GREES 01 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST, 1992.09 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN EAST 277.47 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 125 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 277.52 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH LEGAL NOTICES
The Levy County Journal 9BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 00 DE GREES 01 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT ALSO BEING KNOWN AS LOT 8, BLOCK 6 OF B&R SUBDIVISION, UNIT 5, AN UNRECORDED PLAT. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yashmin Chen-Alexis, Es quire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plain tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on October 25, 2012. Danny Shipp Clerk of the Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2012-CA000029 DIVISION: GENERAL AURORA BANK FSB, Plaintiff, vs. PEGGY ANN WIRTH F/K/A PEGGY ANN CHRISTIANSEN A/K/A PEGGY A. CHRISTIANSEN, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To Richard G. Christiansen 16874 Sturgis Circle Cedar Key, FL 32625 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in LEVY County, Florida: Lot 18, of CEDAR KEY SHORES, Unit No. 7, a subdivision, as per the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 28 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida, commonly known as: 16874 Sturgis Circle, Cedar Key, FL 32625 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sarah E. Butler, c/o Johnson & Freedman, LLC, the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 400 Northridge Road, Suite 1100 M/S 27 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350, within 30 days after the first publication date: Nov. 1, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED: October 29, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. -----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 38-2010-CA000970 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GREEN, RUTH M., et al. Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der or Final Judgment en tered in Case No. 38-2010-CA000970 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is Plaintiff, and, GREEN, RUTH M., et al are Defen dants, I will sell to the high est bidder for cash at Levy County Courthouse, BoCC Meeting Room, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of December, 2012, the following described prop erty: LOT 11, BLOCK 11, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67-67M, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26th day of October, 2012. (COURT SEAL) Clerk Circuit Court By: Deanna Dobbins /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the courts disability coordi nator Ms. Jan Phillips, Hu man Resources Manager, Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. Univer sity Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601; Phone: 352-337-6237; Fax: 352-374-5238 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or imme diately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im paired, call 711. Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2012 CA 000410 21st Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. Isaac Whigham Jr, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 19, 2012, entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000410 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein 21st Mortgage Corporation is the Plaintiff and Isaac Whigham Jr.; Gwendolyn D. Whigham; Unknown Tenant #1; Un known Tenant #2 are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the main lobby of the courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, begin ning at 11:00 AM on the 3rd day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, TRIPLE CROWN FARMS SUB DIVISION, UNIT I, AC CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2008 TRIPLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME; VIN NUMBERS: N1-10498A, N1-10498B AND N1-10498C. Dated this 24th day of October, 2012. BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 618-6955, ext. 6102 Fax: (954) 618-6954 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.com By: LaQuanda Latson /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. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled ap pearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ---------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA000010 DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE2, Plaintiff, VS. CARLOS A. FROTA et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 19, 2012 and entered in Case No. 38-2010-CA-000010 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Cir cuit in and for LEVY County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS TEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE2 is the Plaintiff and CARLOS A. FROTA; CHRISTINE FROTA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of February, 2013, the follow ing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT PART OF BLOCK 47, OF THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE CENTERLINE OF THE SCHOOL ROAD (LEG A) WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 24 (SECTION 340702505) AT THE STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT STATION NO. 26+73.80 FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE; THENCE RUN SOUTH EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1145.92 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 51 SECONDS, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 102.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST RADIAL WITH SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 127.86 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 47, OF THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF CEDAR KEY; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 37 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST 100 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 47, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF BLOCK 47, 46 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 24, BLOCK 47; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOTS 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17 AND 16, BLOCK 47; 117 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 24; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH WESTERLY EXTENDING LAST SAID LINE 50 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT OF INTERSEC TION WITH THE CEN TERLINE OF STATE ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 24, TO RETURN TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING. LESS AND EX CEPT THE RIGHT OF WAY STATE ROAD NO. 24 AS CURRENTLY ES TABLISHED AND LESS AND EXCEPT ANY POR TION THEREOF LYING WITHIN THE FOLLOW ING DESCRIBED LAND: THAT PART OF BLOCK 47, OF THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF CEDAR KEY AND THAT PART OF RICHARDSON ISLAND IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST, CEDAR KEY, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF INTERSEC TION OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE SCHOOL ROAD (LEG A) WITH THE CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 24 (SECTION 340702505) AT STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT SECTION NO. 26+73.80 FOR A POINT OF REF ERENCE; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE HAVING A RA DIUS OF 1145.92 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 51 SECONDS AN ARC DISTANCE OF 102.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST RADIAL WITH SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 127.86 FEET TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID BLOCK 47, OF THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF CEDAR KEY: THENCE RUN SOUTH 05 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 84.71 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 70 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 126.47 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 71 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 14.80 FEET TO AS IN TERSECTION WITH THE SAID CENTERLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 24; THENCE RUN NORTH EASTERLY ALONG AN ARC OF THE SAID CURVE, HAVING A RA DIUS OF 1145.92 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 51 SECONDS, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 136.61 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGIN NING. A/K/A 12911 STATE ROAD 24, CEDAR KEY, FL 32625 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 25, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: LaQuanda Latson /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.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012 ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 38-2011-CA001324 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP; Plaintiff, VS. JACKIE L. ARCHER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA001324 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, N A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVIC ING, LP, Plaintiff, and, JACKIE L. ARCHER, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida at the hour of 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of November, 2012, the fol lowing described property: LOT 12, WATSON VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, CHIEFLAND FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 54 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 24th day of October, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O1 THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION 38-2012-CA-000059 ROBERT L. BROWN and his wife JUNE T. BROWN, Plaintiffs, VS. PENNY C. VAZQUEZ n/k/a PENNY C. SHAFFER; PRIMUS AUTOMOTIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., Defendants, NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clerk of this Court shall sell, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 19, 2012, in Civil Action No. 38-2012CA-000059, Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein Robert L. Brown, et al, are the Plaintiffs and Penny C. Vazquez, et al, are the De fendants, the following de scribed property in Levy County, Florida: The West of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 9, Township 14 South, Range 18 East, Levy County, FL, less and ex cept the right of way of Levy County Road C-326 (SE 30th St.). at public sale on November 27, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. to the highest bidder for cash in the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson, 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, seal of the Court on October 24, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2010-CA001440 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER BANK ONE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUS TEE FOR RAMP 2002RS3, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES OBIER A/K/A JAMES E. OBIER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 19, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA001440 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida in which The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Com pany, National Association f/k/a The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. successor by merger Bank One National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2002RS3, is the Plaintiff and James OBier a/k/a James E. O Bier, Tenant #1 n/k/a Jim Doe, 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 29th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 12 AND THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 15 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST 1/4 CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWN SHIP 15, RANGE 17 EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SEC TION 12 A DISTANCE OF 2439.75 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 12 A DISTANCE OF 4820.67 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, 551.78 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 12; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF 209.52 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 13; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 09 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 13 A DISTANCE OF 631.73 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST, 558.17 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST, 838.72 FEET TO CLOSE ON POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A 2000 TRIPLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 9D630224MA, 9D630224MB AND 9D630224MC AND TITLE NUMBERS 079836986, 0079838609 AND 0079839086. A/K/A 9950 SE 140TH AVE., DUNNELLON, FL 34432 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Levy County, Florida this 25th day of October, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, LEGAL NOTICES
The Levy County Journal10BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESyou are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Per sons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coor dinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. Univer sity 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 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800955-8770. Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2010-CA001417 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN D. KRAMER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 19, 2012, and entered in Case No. 382010-CA-001417 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida in which GMAC Mortgage, LLC, is the Plaintiff and John D. Kramer is defen dant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the BOCC Meeting Room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621, Levy County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 3rd day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, BLOCK 9, BRONSON HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6839 NE 94TH TER., BRONSON, FL 326215233 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Levy County, Florida this 25th day of October, 2012. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Per sons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coor dinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. Univer sity 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 1-800955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800955-8770. Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000202 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRENDA MARIE SIMMERS A/K/A BRENDA M. SIMMERS A/K/A BRENDA SIMMERS, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated October 16, 2012 and entered in Case No. 38-2011-CA-000202 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and BRENDA MARIE SIMMERS A/K/A BRENDA M. SIMMERS A/K/A BRENDA SIMMERS; GEORGE SIMMERS A/K/A GEORGE A. SIMMERS; LVNV FUNDING, LLC; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defen dants, whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, de visees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named De fendants are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, of the LEVY County Courthouse, in LEVY County, Florida, at 11:00 AM on Monday the 3RD day of December, 2012, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Order or Final Judg ment, to wit: LOT 3, KINGS HILL, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. 2003 SCHULTZ MOBILE HOME VIN # HIGA20K04342B / TITLE # 87795506 VIN # HIGA20K04342A / TITLE # 87795589 Street Address: 6650 NORTHEAST 88 TERRACE, BRONSON, FLORIDA 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 the Court this 22ND day of October, 2012. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP By: LaQuanda Latson 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 Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. --------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA000772 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5; Plaintiff, vs. CAREN RISLEY AKA CAREN L. RISLEY; JIMMY RISLEY AKA JIMMY R. RISLEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN DIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 16, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Levy County Courthouse, in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida, beginning at 11:00 A.M., on November 27, 2012, the following described property: LOT 43 OF WATER WAY ESTATES, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 37, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 28 MAGNOLIA AVE, YANKEETOWN, FL 34498 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to partici pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of cer tain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notifica tion if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on October 24, 2012. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Court: Danny J. Shipp By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy of Court Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2012-CA-171 TRIAD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, v. HUBERT CARLONA MCINTOSH, etc. et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an order or a summary final judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: Lot 8, Block 23, of Williston Highlands, Unit 14, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, pages 14, 14A and 14B, of the pub lic records of Levy County, Florida, including the following manufactured home 2006 General Mega III D-7344MEG, 44 x 24, Serial numbers GMHGA40633399A&B. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of December, 2012 in the lobby or BOCC meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida in accordance Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, Notice of such sale shall be published as provided by statute. That any person claiming all interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 25th day of October, 2012. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF COURT BY: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011CA-000845 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. HAROLD BONDURANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HAROLD BONDURANT; SHERRIE BONDURANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRIE BONDURANT; JERRI WAINER; UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF JERRI WAINER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF RE MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: TRACT #153, UNIVERSITY ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUB DIVISION IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE ING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTHEAST OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF WAY. To include a: 2006 AMER VIN GAFL575A77500AE21 0096421372 2006 AMER VIN GAFL575B77500AE21 0096421449 A/K/A 9790 NE 77th Pl Bronson, FL 32621 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, At the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson, FL at 11:00 a.m., on November 27, 2012. DATED THIS 24th DAY OF October, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of October, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at inter email@example.com Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. -------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2009-CA000678 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLES CHOICE HOME LOAN SECURITIES TRUST SERIES 2005-2, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONEEL C. ALLEN, et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo sure dated February 25, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000678 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Ju dicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NA TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLES CHOICE HOME LOAN SECURITIES TRUST SERIES 2005-2, is Plaintiff and ANTHONEEL C. ALLEN, et.al., are De fendants, the Clerk of Levy County will sell to the high est and best bidder for cash in the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00 A.M. on the 17th day of December, 2012, the following de scribed property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA AND: A STRIP OF LAND IN THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1 TOWN SHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PAR TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S. 88 DEGREES 4657 E. ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4, 38.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 1816 W., 1304.74 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SR #121; THENCE S. 89 DE GREES 0400 E. ALONG SAID RIGHT-OFWAY LINE 33.00 FEET; THENCE N. 00 DE GREES 1816 E., 1304.58 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE N. 88 DEGREES 4557 W. ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 33.00 FEET TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Bronson, Levy County, Florida, this 24th day of October, 2012. Danny J. Shipp Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Deanna Dobbins /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. --------------IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CC-101 HAMPTON FARMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. A Florida NotFor-Profit Corporation, Plaintiff, v. BRUNER DUMENY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRUNER DUMENY N/K/A AMELIE DUMNEY, ULYSSE FRANCOIS & UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ULYSSE FRANCOIS, Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that under a Final Judgment dated October 16, 2012, in 2012-CC101 of the County Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, in which HAMPTON FARMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is plaintiff and BRUNER DUMENY, UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF BRUNER DUMENY N/K/A AMELIE DUMNEY, ULYSSE FRANCOIS & UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ULYSSE FRANCOIS, are the defendants, the Levy County Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621 at 11:00 a.m., on November 26, 2012, the following described property set forth in the Final Judg ment: Tract 11, HAMPTON FARMS, an unrecorded subdivision, which Tract is more particularly de scribed on Exhibit a which is attached hereto and incorporated herein be reference. EXHIBIT A TRACT 11 A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 12 South, Range 18 East, Levy County, Florida, being more particularly de scribed as follows: For a Point of Reference, commence at the NW corner of the South 1/2 of Section 16, Township 12 South, Range 18 East, Levy County, Florida; thence S 892127 E, along the North line of said South 1/2 of Section 16, a distance of 1367.96 feet, to the intersection with a line being parallel with and 1362.48 feet East of the West line of Section 21, Township 12 South, Range 18 East; thence S 003441 E, along said parallel line, 57.50 feet, to the South right of way line of Levy County Road C-335 (NE 75th Street); thence continue S 003441 E, along said parallel line, 6209.57 feet, to the Point of Beginning; thence N 892519 E, 1293.22 feet, to the East line of SW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 12 South, Range 18 East; thence S 004312 E, along said East line of SW 1/4, a distance of 360.90 feet, to the NE corner of that property described in Offi cial Records Book 660, page 927, public records of Levy County, Florida; thence N 894250 W, along the North line of last said property, 330.05 feet, to the NW corner of last said property; thence S 004312 E, along the West line of last said property, 1319.94 feet, to the North right of way line of Levy County Road C-343 (NE 60th Street); thence N 894255 W, along said right of way line, 334.99 feet, to the East line of the West 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of said Section 21; thence N 004104 W, along said East line, 1291.05 feet, to the NE corner of said West 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 ; thence N 893941 W, along the North line of said West 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, a distance of 630.10 feet, to the inter section with said parallel line; thence N 003441 W, along said parallel line, 369.98 feet, to close on the Point of Beginning. Subject to and together with the Equestrian Easement described in Exhibit E of the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Hampton Farms. Subject to the Water Quality Buffer described in Exhibit F of the Declaration of Covenants and Re strictions for Hampton Farms. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
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Dear one 60. ___ Victor (acronym) Across BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up LEGAL NOTICESthe 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 this 25th day of October, 2012. /s/ Kimberly Soto, Esq. Fla. Bar No. 93641 KAREN WONSETLER, P.A. 860 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 135 Orlando, FL 32801 407-770-0846/ Fax 407770-0843 Attorney for Plaintiff Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. ----------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 38-2012-CP000169 IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROL ANN SANDQUIST, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of CAROL ANN SANDQUIST, Deceased, whose date of death was June 3, 2012; File Number 38-2012-CP-000169, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney 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 AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 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 November 1, 2012. /s/ Karen Hansen Personal Representative 319 Mountain Rd. Rosendale, NY 12472 /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.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012 ------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR LEVY COUNTY IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA Case Number: 38-2012-CP083 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EDWARD FRED BERGER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD FRED BERGER, deceased, File number: 38-2012-CP-083, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate division, the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 and that the names and address of the personal representative and personal representa tives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the per sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their ob jections with this Court WITHIN LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this no tice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court. WITHIN LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2012. Personal Representative: VIRGINIA ROSE CHANDLER Attorney for Personal Representative: SMITH LAW FIRM, LLC By: B. Shannon Smith /s/ B. LARRY SMITH, ESQUIRE FBN 152687 B. SHANNON SMITH, ESQUIRE FBN 22028 Counsel for Personal Representative 322 East Park Avenue Chiefland, FL 32626 352-490-553 Fax 352-490-5337 Service: smithlawservice@ smithlawfirm.org Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 2012. -----------------Town of Bronson NOTICE OF QUASIJUDICIAL HEARING PETITION FOR A MINOR REPLAT, A VARIANCE, AND A REZONING Petition No ACTION # 12-03 Applicant (s): Mary Ella Johnson PO Box 601 Bronson, Fl. 32621 Location: 955 Pennsylvania Ave. Bronson, Fl. 32621 Legal: PARCEL # 03424-002-00 Notice is hereby given that a Quasi-Judicial hearing will be conducted by the Town Board of Bronson on Monday, November 19, at 7:00 PM, in the Town Hall at 660 East Hathaway Ave nue, Bronson, Florida to hear and act upon a request for a Minor Replat, a change of Land Use, and a Variance. Petitioners wish to create a lot of approximately 4 1/2 acres; to change the zoning from Timber to Single Family Residential on the new lot; and are asking for a variance in the smallest lot dimension from the re quired 100 feet to 39.84 feet as shown on the accompa nying drawing. All interested persons are urged to attend this hearing. Comments may be forwarded to the Town of Bronson, PO Box 266, Bronson, Florida 32621, or bring them to the office of the Town Clerk at the Town Hall in Bronson, Florida. If any person decides to appeal the decision of the Town Board with respect to any matter considered at said Public Hearing, he will need to ensure that a ver batim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the Appeal is to be based. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, contact the Clerks Office in Town Hall at 352486-2354. Bronson Town Board Bronson, Levy County, FL Pub.: Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2012. ---------------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: FARMS Workgroup Meeting : To discuss potential revisions to contracts re lated to the Facilitating Agri cultural Resource Manage ment System program. Governing Board and Advi sory Committee Members may attend. DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 13, 2012; 10 a.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa Service Office, 7601 US Highway 301 North, Tampa FL 33637 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting SWFWMDs Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoor dinator@ swfwmd.state.fl.us. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in cludes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Debby. Weeks@watermat ters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4751 (Ad Order EXE0234). Pub.: Nov. 1, 2012. -----------------NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE The Southwest Florida Water Management District is proposing to amend the following rule(s): 40D-2.321, F.A.C. The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend Rule 40D-2.321, F.A.C., to be more consistent with Section 373.236, F.S., and other water management districts rules by eliminating additional requirements that applicants must meet to qualify for a twenty year permit. The effect is that an applicant will avoid having to satisfy additional re quirements to be granted a twenty year permit. Certain permits that were granted shorter durations may also be extended up to a total of twenty years. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking appeared in the Florida Administrative Register, Vol. 38, No. 60, on October 29, 2012. A copy of the proposed rule can be viewed on the Districts website at http://www.swfwmd. state.fl. us/rules/proposed/. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Dis abilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to provide com ments on this rulemaking is asked to contact The Southwest Florida Water Management District Hu man Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooks ville, Florida 346046899; telephone (352) 7967211, ext. 4702 or 1-800423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd.state. fl.us. If you are hear ing or speech impaired, please JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-490-4462 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com contact the agency using the Florida Relay Ser vice, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN A COPY IS: Sonya White, Office of General Counsel, South west Florida Water Man agement District, 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, FL 336376759, (813) 985-7481 (Ext. 4660) (Ref OGC # 2012018) Pub.: Nov. 1, 2012. ----------IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Otter Creek WTP Has Levels of Disinfection ByProducts Above Drinking Water Standards What happened? Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received from samples taken 08/28/2012 show that our system ex ceeds the standards, or maximum contaminant lev els (MCL), for Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), which includes Total Triha lomethanes (TTHMs) and Haloacetic Acids [Five] (HAA5s). The standard for TTHMs is 80 micrograms per liter ( g/L) and the average level of TTHMs over the last year was 124.05 g/L. The standard for HAA5s is 60 g/L, the average level of HAA5s over the last year was 58.54 g/L. What should I do? Some people who drink water containing TTHMs in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5s in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer. Any customers who are concerned about their exposure to DBPs may choose alternative sources of water for ingestion. What does this mean? This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. What is being done? This is what we are doing to lower our DBPs levels: We are flushing the system. We are reducing the chlorine residual to help reduce DBPs. We are increasing sampling for DBPs. We will inform you when additional samples show levels of DBPs below the MCLs. We have an engineer evaluating the situation. He will be making a recommendation in the coming weeks. There are several options avail able to us. For more information, please contact the town clerk, Rose Severino, at Town Hall (352) 486-4766. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and busi nesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a pub lic place or distributing cop ies by hand or mail. This notice is being sent to you by Otter Creek WTP State Public Water System ID#: 2380854 Date distributed: Oct. 29, 2012 Pub.: Nov. 1, 2012. ----------
The Levy County Journal12BNovember 1, 2012www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 EGGSLets start o with good hard boiled eggs. Got a timer? Place eggs in the bottom of a pot and do not place any on top of the rst layer. Turn the timer to 25 minutes. Pour cold water to just over the eggs by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Turn the heat to just above medium and set the timer. When the timer goes o turn o the heat and let stand until the water is just warm. Drain. Perfect eggs every time. One note is that if you have fresh eggs, you will need to increase the boil time by 10 minutes just because fresh eggs have not had the whites shrink inside the shell as they age, thereby causing that hard to peel egg. Peeling warm eggs is also much easier than cold. Anytime you have an egg that oats discard it.Now that you have the best hard boiled eggs ever, do something di erent for that party platter than just deviled. Cut each egg in half and remove the yolks. 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An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. People born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. e FWC course satis es hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. ose interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs regional o ce in Lake City at 386-758-0525. ty o n Commission e t-com p letion S tudents who have e t hose who r th Central Re g ional .com/HunterSafet y e p rovided free of l and p a p er. An adul t all times. completethehuntersafety Gulf Gag Grouper Season Closures Start Nov. 1 e recreational harvest season for gag grouper in most Gulf of Mexico waters will close on Nov. 1. ese closures are intended to reduce over shing and increase the population of gag grouper. e gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters will close Nov. 1, with the nal day of harvest being Oct. 31. is closure does not include state waters o Franklin, Je erson, Wakulla and Taylor counties, which were open April 1 through June 30 this year, or state waters o Monroe County, which is currently open through Dec. 31 and is included in Atlantic gag grouper seasons and rules. e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine sh from the shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about the Florida recreational saltwater shing at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations). Bronson Middle School Forestry Team Places ThirdBy Allie Huber, Bronson Middle School FFA Reporter e Bronson Middle High School forestry teams traveled to Lake City Gateway Community College on Oct. 11, 2012 to participate in the district forestry contest. e forestry CDE, or career development event, helps promote forestry instruction to students in agriculture education. e contest consists of two parts: the general knowledge written test and eld application sessions, which include dendrology, equipment identi cation/ forest disorders, timber cruising and compass and pacing. For the middle school team, Tyler Voorhees, eighth grade, placed rst in compass and pacing. For compass and pacing, Tyler had to use a hand compass and pacing to simulate the determination of the property lines on a tract of timber for cruising timber. Sarah Conquest placed rst in equipment identi cation. In this part, contestants have to identify 20 pieces of equipment by the technical names from a list of more than 40 pieces. Overall, the middle school team placed third. Contest participants for the middle school team are, from the left: Ethan Church, Tyler Vorhees, Katie Lott, Jessica Carbonaro, Caleigh Robinson, Allie Huber, Christina Smith, Sarah Conquest.