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Power Lines Hot Line 3A Safer Crab-Fest 3A Otter Creek Help 3A Egg Hunt Opinion 4A Valdosta AGAIN 5A LCSO gets an A LL1B Chieand Farmers Mkt 1B By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterAn eye-catching sight greeted motorists driving past the Family of Life Church of God in Archer on Good Friday. ree young men were hung on crosses. e three were reenacting the crucixion of Christ on the day of his passing more than 2,000 years ago. e young men were not nailed to crosses. ey were standing on a platform with their hands grasping handholds. ey worked in 30-minute shifts. ree more would take their place. It was the fourth year of the reenactment. Some people honked their horns in support. A few said something rude through the car window as they drove past. Many drivers seemed pleasantly surprised by what they saw. Our whole point is that Jesus loves us to the point that he died for us, said Pastor Greg Roberts. e young men on the crosses were members of the churchs youth group, Regeneration. ey worked in light rain. Adults from the church were always nearby. e re-enactment of the crucixion of Christ with two criminals is called the Living Cross by Roberts. He said the idea wasnt original. He was told about it by a pastor friend of his out of Biloxi, Miss. It says a lot without saying anything, he said. At nightfall, the cross-bearing the actor portraying Jesus was pulled from a metal sleeve with the actor still on the cross to show what happened to Jesus body as it was brought to the earth. e young men who portrayed the crucixion were volunteers. Some were from Levy County, others from Gainesville. e young man in the photo is Justin Mosher who works at the Ace Hardware store in Williston. He asked for time o to participate in the drama. Store management consented. e other actors in the photo are Jerey Roberts and Garrett Schneeberger. Roberts said every person that drove past the reenactment looked at it in a dierent way. As for why he participated, Roberts said he did it for Jesus. Jesus did this for me. Why cant I do it to show what he went through, Roberts said. eres a lot of people who embrace it and a few who dont. We usually have quite a few who drive by and honk their horns. Weve had a couple of people who drove by ve or six times. Youth Pastor Anthony Brewer was standing near crosses when a car stopped on the side of the road and one man asked, Why in the (bleep) are you doing this? Brewer responded, Jesus did this to absorb the sins of the world. e man asked where he could nd information By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterForward Church Pastor Dennis Webber is taking the high ground when it comes to speaking about the April 13 Easter egg hunt at Charles Strickland Park in Chieand that resulted in comments that the park had been trashed with discarded eggs from his church and discarded boxes from a recreation group. Webber didnt criticize the city in an interview with the Journal, but he said the church didnt leave Strickland Park in a mess. He said his 85 volunteers cleaned up the park and left it like they found it after a Sunday event that attracted an estimated 2,000 visitors to Strickland Park. We took the entire soccer eld and walked it with black trash bags picking up the plastic eggs or whatever trash was left behind, Webber said. Webber said he hasnt seen news stories written about the discussion at the Chieand City Commission meeting on April 14 and wasnt oended by what may have been said in stories or at the meeting. e church used the soccer eld at Strickland Park for the Easter egg hunt, depositing 19,000 Atheists Lose Second Round of Fight to Place Monument on Courthouse LawnBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterIn the second round of legal wrangling with the Williston Atheists concerning a proposed monument on the Levy County Courthouse lawn, county commissioners Tuesday rejected the groups appeal of the boards earlier denial of its application and declined to approve the amended version. Commissioners cited many of the same concerns about the application and said attempts by the group to By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterChieand hosted a workshop Tuesday to take comments from the public on whether they believe the city should be allowed to operate an Advance Life Support non-transport truck, but even though attendance was light there was widespread support for the proposal. I would strongly urge the county commission to grant the ALS non-transport truck to Chieand, said Renata Cannon, who echoed the sentiments of many at the workshop. Fred Oliver, who operated a vehicle repair shop four miles north of Chieand for many years, said he might have died ve years ago from a severed artery if Chieand Fire Rescue hadnt arrived early to bandage the wound to stop the bleeding. He said his son called 911 for an ambulance, but the bleeding wouldnt Strickland Park Controversy Draws Calming Comments from Chieand Church Pastor, Critics Say City Should Have Handled Dierently By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterChieand and Otter Creek came no closer Monday night to resolving their dierences over Chieands refusal on Jan. 27 to ratify a water supply agreement between the two cities, and Otter Creek said politics played into Chieands decision to back out. Otter Creek Attorney Brent Baris said Chieand City Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the basis for a bulk water agreement on April 22, 2013, a document that spelled how the city would provide water to Otter Creek, but he said Chieand pulled out of the deal after a change of guard. Former Commissioner Frank Buie died and former Commissioner Sammy Cason retired. ey were replaced by Commissioner Betty Walker and Chris Jones who were opposed to selling water to Otter Creek. Chieand Attorney Norm Fugate didnt comment on the changing of the guard, but he said from his standpoint the big problem for Chieand is that the city commission never gave nal approval to the agreement to provide water to Otter Creek. When the nal contract document arrived for approval by the city commission on Jan. 27, Commissioner Teresa Barron could not get a second to her motion to approve the contract. e motion died for lack of a second. eres no thought on behalf of Chieand from my standpoint today, that there was a permanent agreement, Fugate said. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County reached a milestone in local politics Tuesday when Republicans outnumbered Democrats, perhaps for the rst time ever. ey didnt outnumber them by much. Registered Republicans numbered 10,437 to Democrats 10,435. Later in the afternoon, the number of Republicans grew to 10,439. Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said there were 90 Republicans and 12,000 Democrats when she rst began working for the elections oce 20 years ago. She doesnt know why so many people have switched parties. In the 2012 sheris race, the two main candidates were both Republican and many people switched parties just to be able to vote in the primary. Some switched back to Democrat after the election. Jones said the elections oce is not the only place where people switch parties. She said state law oers people an opportunity to register to vote or change parties when they renew their drivers license. She said some people come to the elections oce to switch parties, but she doesnt try to unearth the reasons for the change. She said she works hard to maintain a non-partisan oce.Republican Voters Outnumber Democrats for the First Time in Levy County Drama of Crucixion Replayed on Good Friday at Archer ChurchJustin Mosher center portrays Jesus on Good Friday on the lawn of the Family Life Church of God in Archer. Garrett Schneeberger is on his left. It was raining and dark. The boys were facing State Road 24. Photo by Terry WittChieand Residents at Workshop Support Bringing ALS to Chieand Chieand, Otter Creek Still at Odds over Water Agreementcontinued on page 6A continued on page 3A continued on page 3A continued on page 5A continued on page 6A continued on page 3A
2A Jail Media Report for 04/14/2014 to 04/21/2014AKINS, CHRISTOPHER DANIEL, 25, OF OLD TOWN, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. ALEXANDER, ANNETTE, 48, OF CROSS CITY, FL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF. ALEXANDER, JERRY LEE, 54, OF MORRISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. BEZANSON, DAVID DONALD, 36, OF INGLIS, FL: POSS DRUG PARA; CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION. BUSSOM, ERIC, 26, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: PROB VIOLATION. CARLISLE, AUTUMN GAIL, 35, OF OLD TOWN, FL: HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY. CLARY, ALEXANDER REED, 56, OF MORRISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. DANIELS, KIMBERLY LYNETTE, 42, OF BRONSON, FL: W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. DIXON, MIKELL W, 36, OF BRONSON, FL: OBSCENE PHONE CALL. DUFFY, GWENDOLYN RACHEL, 52, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE X 2. FERRIS, MICHAEL, 28, OF OLD TOWN, FL.; LISTED CHEMICAL FOR MANUFACTURE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. FREISMUTH, JOSEPH, 34, OF OLD TOWN, FL: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE. GINN, CHARLES RAY, 20, OF WILLISTON, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE. GOINS, JAMES DONALD, 28, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. HALL, ROOSEVELT, 26, OF TAMPA, FL: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2. HARRIS, DESIREE DAWN, 35, OF OLD TOWN, Levy County Sheris Oce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most WantedFL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF. KNOUFF, JONATHAN MICHAEL, 31, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BATTERY. LAMAR JR, FRANK WILLIS, 37, OF CROSS CITY, FL: HOLD FOR COURT. LANGFORD, TINA MARIE, 35, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: URGE OTHER TO ACT RESULT PHYS MENTAL INJURY TOWARD CHILD; TAMPERING WITH OR HARRASSING A WITNESS, VICTIM. LEWIS, JENNIFER MICHELLE, 31, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: DOMESTIC. MIRRA, JOSEPH MICHAEL, 28, OF WILLISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. NICHOLS, AARON, 19, OF NEWBERRY, FL: HOLD FOR COURT. PATRICK, CHRISS, 37, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT. PENDARVIS, TRAVIS LEE, 33, OF OLD TOWN, FL: LISTED CHEMICAL WIT MANUFACTURE CNTRL SUBS. RAULERSON, ROBERT MANSEL, 21, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. RICHTER, GRIT, 47, OF WILLISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. ROBERTS, NATHAN GARRETT, 33, OF WILLISTON, FL: DWLSR; MARIJUANAPOSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS. ROME, BENNY, 70, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. SMITH, ADAM RICHARD, 31, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. SMITH, JOSHUA STERLING, 21, OF WILLISTON, FL: STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN; FALSE OWNER INFO PAWN ITEMS LESS THAN 300 DOLS. STARLING, JESSE DANIEL, 35, OF OLD TOWN, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 4. STOREY, SHERRY LYNN, 37, OF OLD TOWN, FL: CARRYING WEAPON OPENLY; CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON FIREARM. SULLIVAN, SALEM MONROE, 44, OF TRENTON, FL: PAROLE VIOLATION. VOORHEES, MICHAEL LEE, 30, OF WASSAIC, NY: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF. WOODLEY, STEPHEN TEOPHILEO, 37, OF BRONSON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE; KIDNAP-FALSE IMPRISONMENT ADULT. Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Due to new changes at the the Levy County Sheris Oce the Most Wanted information is not available at this time. As soon as it is available to the Journal, we will make it available to you. ank you for your patience. During 1943, the Army Air Forces Board acquired 640 acres of thickly wooded land about 10 miles north of Sumner in Levy County for a Jungle Warfare Test Target. The military conducted tests to determine the best weapons and techniques to use on fortifications in jungle environments. Tests began on November 2, 1943 and continued for three months, with the last test being a series of coordinated munitions dropped from airplanes on February 2, 1944. The US Army Corps of Engineers is doing a Site Inspection to determine if anything remains in the area from the militarys tests. The Corps has evaluated and scored the site using a tool called the Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol. It ranks the risk to people and the environment and helps the Department of Defense prioritize studies or remediation, if necessary. Scores range from 1 (highest) to 8. Other ratings can be No Longer Required or No Known or Suspected Hazard. The score for this site is a 4. For more information or to comment on the protocol scoring, please email FUDS.Florida@usace.army.mil or call 866.279.4880. Submit written comments to USACE, ATTN: PM M Frank Araico, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please comment by May 18, 2014. Sentencings from the Benchree people were sentenced in Levy County Circuit Court on April 16 to jail or probation in unrelated cases. Circuit Judge William Davis presided. Brenda Eddy Waye 62, Bronson, was sentenced to 364 days in the Levy County Jail followed by 5 years of probation after pleading no contest to sale of a controlled substance. Waye sold 3 morphine tables to an undercover condential informant working for the Levy County Drug Task Force on Aug. 13, 2013. Court records said Waye was living in a small apartment at the Bronson Church of God at the time. She sold the drugs to the informant in her kitchen. She was given credit for 212 days served in jail. Shaun Michael Klein 30, Gainesville, received 180 days in jail after pleading no contest to driving with a suspended license and resisting an ocer with violence. Court records said the Florida Highway Patrol saw Klein speeding on State Road 121 and tried to stop him, but he sped away. He eventually abandoned his car and ed on foot, but was captured by a Levy County sheris deputy in the Raleigh area. He was given credit for 44 days of jail time. Manuel B. Canela 33, Archer, was sentenced to 36 months of probation after pleading no contest to charges of domestic battery and imprisonment of an adult. e victim said Canela, her boyfriend, had been arguing with her on Nov. 23, 2013. She told him the relationship was nished. He came back with a handgun, pushed her to the oor of the laundry room and put the gun to her head. He told her she would die, according to court records. She told him she wasnt leaving and talked about their relationship again. After going to bed, she told him their relationship wasnt healthy. He came back into the bedroom with a handgun and told her he would x the relationship. He stuck a handgun in her mouth and told her to go into the bathroom. He would deal with her there. She begged for her life. He stopped the assault. eir youngest daughter witnessed the assault. She told investigators she didnt call 911 at the time of the incident because the last time she did, he strangled her, records said. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterCircuit Judge William Davis sentenced a 35-year-old Bronson man to 16 months in prison on April 16 in connection with a business burglary in 2013 that was solved with DNA from a blood sample. Lacy Cornelius Howard broke into the Cameron Asbell Insurance oce at 151 E. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson and cut himself when he broke into the building through a window. e Levy County Sheris Oce collected blood samples from the window frame and a chair inside the insurance oce and sent the blood samples to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab for testing. FDLE obtained a DNA prole from the sample that was matched to Howard. e FDLE requested a swab of DNA. A search warrant was obtained and the swab of DNA was taken from Howard. e sheris oce received a report from FDLE on Nov. 27, 2013 conrming that the DNA taken from Lacy matched the DNA taken from the blood sample found in the insurance oce. Asbell told investigators that Howard had not been present in the insurance oce when the break-in occurred and could not have suered a cut and bled.e sheris oce said $150 was taken from the business.Howard was given credit for 56 days served in the Levy County Jail.Bronson Burglar Leaves Behind Blood-Stained Evidence
3A Help Stop Illegal Activities at the Power Linese Levy County Sheris Oce has been working toward a solution to issues which continue to arise at the Power-Lines in Bronson. e Power-Lines, as they are known locally, is an area of unimproved properties north of the Town of Bronson and west of County Road 337. Youths and young adults trespass and congregate on these privately-owned properties to drink, use drugs and mud bog. e LCSO has seen a surge in reports of violent crimes resulting from these Friday and Saturday night gatherings. Patricia L. Miller, W/F, 18, was arrested April 21, 2014 after an extensive investigation was concluded. Miller attacked a 16-year-old Gainesville youth on April 7, 2014. e attack was so brutal the victim had to undergo surgery to repair her nose, which had been broken in three places. Miller is being held in the Levy County Detention Facility on a $100,000.00 bond. LCSO will continue to seek to stop illegal activities in this area. We ask that the public report any suspicious persons or activity to LCSO or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-TIPS. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, LCSO. Motorized Bicycles Not Allowed on Public StreetsIn recent months the Williston Police Department has noticed the inux of motorized bicycles being operated on Williston streets. e laws that govern motorized bicycles are, to say the least, very confusing. Basically there are two types of motorized bicycles electric and gas. An electric bicycle with an electric motor with less than 750 watts that cannot go more than 20 mph can be operated without a tag or drivers license. A bicycle with a gas motor requires a driver license. e gas-powered bicycle cannot be registered (no tag can be issued) and the gas powered bicycle can NOT be operated on the street or on the sidewalk. Williston Police ocers realize that the law is very confusing and we will explain the law to those who have a motorized bicycle or are contemplating the purchase of one. Attached to this release is a chart supplied by FDOT which explains the licensing and equipment requirements for two and three wheel vehicles. submitted by Dennis Strow, Chief of Police.Community Makes Plans for a Safer, More Organized Crab-Fest 2014e Ministerial Faith Alliance, Inc. (MFA) and the Williston Community announce plans for a more organized and safe Crab-Fest 2014. e MFA, Inc. comprises senior leaders from the faith community in Williston and the surrounding areas who work together for the purpose of empowering and improving the lives of the public. Pastor Johnnie Jones, MFA President and MFA member churches have spent the better part of the past 6 months serving as liaison between Crab-Fest planners and participants and public and private community agencies including the Levy County Sheris Oce, Williston Police Department, Levy County government, the Levy County Prevention Coalition and many local churches. e event will take place, as it has for the past 30 years, on the fourth Saturday in April (4/26). e festival will include vendors, music and fun activities for children. Community members and property owners have worked together to improve availability of restrooms, parking, rst aid stations and waste receptacles. e Levy County Prevention Coalition also provided a Safe Festivals Training to the community to help reduce problems and provide a safer, more enjoyable environment. e MFA has worked hard to make sure that participants and stakeholders comply with all county, state and federal laws and regulations. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, Levy County Sheris OceRepublican Voters Outnumber Democrats for the First Time in Levy County continued from page 1A Jones was present Monday night when the Levy County Republican Executive Committee announced that Republicans outnumbered Democrats for the rst time. She attends Levy County Democrat Executive Committee meetings as well. She said it is probably the rst time in the history of the county that Republicans outnumber Democrats. Jones added that the numbers could change as more people switch parties. But the trend toward Democrats switching to Republican has been taking place for some time in Levy County. In the 2010 county election, Republicans swept the ballot. e entire Levy County Commission is Republican. Every elected ocial in county government is Republican. ere was a time, back in the day, when every county elective oce in Levy County was lled with Democrats. Many of the Republicans holding oce today in Levy County government were once Democrats. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Councilman Berlon Weeks made a pitch to the Otter Creek Town Council Monday to let him lobby for them in Tallahassee for a water supply pipeline that would allow Bronson to supply Otter Creek with water. Weeks said he successfully lobbied Florida lawmakers and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for a loan/ grant combination that was approved to expand Bronsons sewer system to many parts of the town. He said he can do the same for Otter Creek. If we can lobby them and Bronson has a chance to upgrade our system and get money to improve your system, everyone wins, Weeks said. Weeks also said he hoped his proposal would avert litigation between Otter Creek and Chieand. e two cities are at odds over the issue of why Chieand backed out of deal to supply water to Otter Creek. Weeks said he has talked to a few folks and has learned that there will be money available next year for projects like the one he is proposing for Otter Creek. I know how to lobby these folks. I know how to get money, Weeks said. Otter Creek town council members didnt embrace the proposal and didnt completely reject it either. ey took no action. Mayor Cleah Martin said Weeks proposal wouldnt change the fact that Otter Creek wants to be reimbursed by Chieand for expenses incurred as a result of the failed water supply project. She made the comment before Weeks arrived for the meeting. Bronson rejected a request by Otter Creek three years ago to provide water to the town, Levy Countys most centrally located city. Weeks said the town has a great commercial corridor on State Road 24 that could be developed if the town had good water. Weeks reminded council members that Bronson has an ordinance that would require Otter Creek to pay 125 percent of the going rate for Bronson residents. Otter Creek has 134 residents. Otter Creek has some of the worst well water in Florida. e water is high in organics. e town has tried for years to treat the water, but without success. e treatment process created its own water quality problems. e town is not sure where to turn. It just doesnt have good water.Bronson Council Member Pitches Water Supply Project to Otter Creek about the subject. Brewer responded in the Bible Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Roberts said many people have an emotional response to the drama of the crucixion being played out in front of them on Good Friday. People pull over and just weep, he said.Drama of Crucixion Replayed on Good Friday at Archer Church continued from page 1AThe sight drama of the crucixion of Christ being played out along State Road 24 in Archer brought varied responses from passersby. The actors from the left are Garrett Schneeberger, Justin Mosher as Jesus and Jerey Roberts. Chieand, Otter Creek Still at Odds over Water Agreement continued from page 1A Fugate and Baris agreed to exchange documents that each requested, but they disagreed on whether the two cities ever had an agreement for Chieand to supply water to Otter Creek. Our position is we have an interlocal agreement by both councils, Baris said. After Fugate left the conict resolution meeting with Chieand Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Chieand City Manager Kevin Gay, Otter Creek Mayor Cleah Martin explained to a Journal reporter that the town incurred $25,000 in expenses and lost a major state grant after Chieand pulled out. She said the expenses were incurred because Otter Creek had no reason to believe the city would back out of the deal. She said the town continued incurring expenses between April 22, 2013 and Jan. 27, 2014. e main thing were trying to get reimbursed is attorneys fee and engineering fees. Its $25,000 in all that we wouldnt have spent. Contrary to Chieands claims, she said the town never found a good well where it could get water, even though it attempted to nd good water. She said the town drilled three miles east of town o State Road 24 and ran into high organics in the water, the same problem the town has experienced within the city limits. She said the town looked at a membrane ltration system but the cost to operate the system was prohibitive. e town council gave Baris permission to move forward with the legal issues.
4A Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateLiberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally. Unfortunately, the people who are the easiest to disarm are the ones who are the most peaceful -and disarming them makes them vulnerable to those who are the least peaceful. We are currently getting a painful demonstration of that in Ukraine. When Ukraine became an independent nation, it gave up all the nuclear missiles that were on its territory from the days when it had been part of the Soviet Union. At that time, Ukraine had the third largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. Do you think Putin would have attacked Ukraine if it still had those nuclear weapons? Or do you think it is just a coincidence that nations with nuclear weapons dont get invaded? Among those who urged Ukraine to reduce even its conventional, non-nuclear weapons as well, was a new United States Senator named Barack Obama. He was all for disarmament then, and apparently even now as President of the United States. He has refused Ukraines request for weapons with which to defend itself. As with so many things that liberals do, the disarmament crusade is judged by its good intentions, not by its actual consequences. Indeed, many liberals seem unaware that the consequences could be anything other than what they hope for. at is why disarmament advocates are called the peace movement. Whether disarmament has in fact led to peace, more often than military deterrence has, is something that could be argued on the basis of the facts of history -but it seldom is. Liberals almost never talk about disarmament in terms of evidence of its consequences, whether they are discussing gun control at home or international disarmament agreements. International disarmament agreements ourished between the two World Wars. Just a few years after the end of the First World War there were the Washington Naval Agreements of 1921-1922 that led to the United States actually sinking some of its own warships. en there was the celebrated Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, in which nations renounced war, with Frances Foreign Minister Aristide Briand declaring, Away with ries, machine guns, and cannon! e international community loved it. In Britain, the Labour Party repeatedly voted against military armaments during most of the decade of the 1930s. A popular argument of the time was that Britain should disarm as an example to others. Unfortunately, Hitler did not follow that example. He was busy building the most powerful military machine on the continent of Europe. Nor did Germany or Japan allow the Washington Naval Agreements to cramp their style. e fact that Britain and America limited the size of their battleships simply meant that Germany and Japan had larger battleships when World War II began. What is happening in Ukraine today is just a continuation of the old story about nations that disarm increasing the chances of being attacked by nations that do not disarm. Any number of empirical studies about domestic gun control laws tell much the same story. Gun control advocates seldom, if ever, present hard evidence that gun crimes in general, or murder rates in particular, go down after gun control laws are passed or tightened. at is the crucial question about gun control laws. But liberals settle that question by assumption. en they can turn their attention to denouncing the National Rie Association. But neither the National Rie Association nor the Second Amendment is the crucial issue. If the hard facts show that gun control laws actually reduce the murder rate, we can repeal the Second Amendment, as other Amendments have been repealed. If in fact tighter gun control laws reduced the murder rate, that would be the liberals ace of trumps. Why then do the liberals not play their ace of trumps, by showing us such hard facts? Because they dont have any such hard facts. So they give us lofty rhetoric and outraged indignation instead.The High Cost of Liberalism Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateLiberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives. Unfortunately, the only kind of world that any of us can live in is the world that actually exists. Trying to live in the kind of world that liberals envision has costs that will not go away just because these costs are often ignored by liberals. One of those costs appeared in an announcement of a house for sale in Palo Alto, the community adjacent to Stanford University, an institution that is as politically correct as they come. e house is for sale at $1,498,000. It is a 1,010 square foot bungalow with two bedrooms, one bath and a garage. Although the announcement does not mention it, this bungalow is located near a commuter railroad line, with trains passing regularly throughout the day. Lest you think this house must be some kind of designers dream, loaded with high-tech stu, it was built in 1942 and, even if it was larger, no one would mistake it for the Taj Mahal or San Simeon. is house is not an aberration, and its price is not out of line with other housing prices in Palo Alto. One couple who had lived in their 1,200 square foot home in Palo Alto for 20 years decided to sell it, and posted an asking price just under $1.3 million. Competition for that house forced the selling price up to $1.7 million. Another Palo Alto house, this one with 1,292 square feet of space, is on the market for $2,285,000. It was built in 1895. Even a vacant lot in Palo Alto costs more than a spacious middle-class home costs in most of the rest of the country. How does this tie in with liberalism? In this part of California, liberalism reigns supreme and open space is virtually a religion. What that lovely phrase means is that there are vast amounts of empty land where the law forbids anybody from building anything. Anyone who has taken Economics 1 knows that preventing the supply from rising to meet the demand means that prices are going to rise. Housing is no exception. Yet when my wife wrote in a local Palo Alto newspaper, many years ago, that preventing the building of housing would cause existing housing to become far too expensive for most people to aord it, she was deluged with more outraged letters than I get from readers of a nationally syndicated column. What she said was treated as blasphemy against the religion of open space -and open space is just one of the wonderful things about the world envisioned by liberals that is ruinously expensive in the mundane world where the rest of us live. Much as many liberals like to put guilt trips on other people, they seldom seek out, much less acknowledge and take responsibility for, the bad consequences of their own actions. ere are people who claim that astronomical housing prices in places like Palo Alto and San Francisco are due to a scarcity of land. But there is enough vacant land (open space) on the other side of the 280 Freeway that goes past Palo Alto to build another Palo Alto or two -except for laws and policies that make that impossible. As in San Francisco and other parts of the country where housing prices skyrocketed after building homes was prohibited or severely restricted, this began in Palo Alto in the 1970s. Housing prices in Palo Alto nearly quadrupled during that decade. is was not due to expensive new houses being built, because not a single new house was built in Palo Alto in the 1970s. e same old houses simply shot up in price. It was very much the same story in San Francisco, which was a bastion of liberalism then as now. ere too, incredibly high prices are charged for small houses, often jammed close together. A local newspaper described a graduate student looking for a place to rent who was visiting one exorbitantly priced hovel after another. at is part of the unacknowledged cost of open space, and just part of the high cost of liberalism. OPINION Letter to the Editor LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:A.D. Andrews Publisher Linda Cooper General Manager Kathy Hilliard Editor Terry Witt Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publishers liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday. Friday. LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923The High Cost of Liberalism: Part IIDear Editor, I must start by saying that it is very unfortunate and unnecessary that such an issue has been raised and that the ensuing article was written concerning the Easter event that was put on by Forward Church at the Charles Strickland Park on April 13th. If these issues had to be addressed and the resulting media coverage had to happen, there certainly could have been a closer examination to the actual facts at hand. 1. e City never new anything about this event? Representatives from Forward Church contacted the person in charge of scheduling Strickland Park and were told they had done everything necessary. e Chieand Police Dept. was invited and declined, but there were representatives from Levy County Sheris oce and e Florida Highway Patrol present. e Chieand Fire Department was invited and was present. e Division of Forestry representatives and Smokey Bear were present. e Levy County Emergency Medical Services were present. ere were approximately 2,000 people in attendance because yers were posted and passed out all over this community. How could they not know about this event? 2. City property was damaged? e locks on the bathroom doors at the area used by Forward church were broken when we got there to set up for the Church event at 1pm on Sunday. ose persons needing to use the restrooms had to have someone hold the doors shut. e Force main that could have sustained thousands of dollars in damage if someone pulled a car on it? Why such a valuable piece of City infrastructure is left unprotected from everyday trac, much less the overspill of such a larger event. Come on guys! 3. Trash? I personally was involved with and saw numerous others from Forward Church dump the garbage cans and put new bags in before the event began. en after the event was shut down almost all the 40+ people involved from Forward Church made a sweep of those elds and surrounding area and picked up trash and dumped the garbage cans again. We evidently must have missed some in the parking lot? But it couldnt have been many. We did not do a sweep of the area around the baseball elds and concession because we did not use those areas and neither did the people who came for the Church event. You would think that the City of Chieand could aord to pick up trash after CAAA organization, all volunteers, have come and provided an awesome opportunity to the kids of our community. Also would think they could aord to pick up a little, and thats all that it could have been, after a Church has provided a community event, at NO charge, to the families of this community. 4. City utilities, water and electricity? ere was one, ONE, bounce house hooked to the city electric service. e other four units were hooked to generators which were provided by Forward Church. e only water usage was in the bathrooms. ere were exactly 19,000 plastic eggs with candy inside that was spread out over the entire soccer eld. It took approximately 5 minutes for the many, many kids that were in attendance to pick up the eggs. eses eggs were purchased by individual members of Forward Church. e event was planned by Senior Pastor Dennis Webber and Associate Pastor Bradley Webber as a way to give to and serve the community and to promote what we as Christians know and believe as Christlikeness. e people of Forward Church were and still are proud of what our Lord did through them on this day. Easter to us Christians is the most treasured memorial of the year, as we honor and celebrate the sacricial death, burial and resurrections of our Lord Jesus Christ. We totally expect that there will always be dark forces that will come against what we know is good. But we should always follow the lead of Jesus, as he was beaten, spit upon, humiliated and nailed to a cross, his only words were, Father forgive them, they know not what they do. Hope you will have the integrity to print my opinions in full, Osborn Barker
5A Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Word SearchAbove Ankle Argued Buses Cactus Chicken Clerk Cruel Cuddling Elderly Enforce Except Extend Finally Flats Flock Fruit Furry Glove Hence Inner Ironing Issue Keeps Lakes Landed Leaps Leather Legal Loads Masks Media Paint Peculiar Piano Pus Reality Refuse Sandal Scene Serve Shrank Silks Sorry Spoil Stern Tables Tones Yellow Yield Yo-yos Income inequality has long been one of the liberals favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year. If nothing else, it is a much-needed distraction from the disasters of ObamaCare and the various IRS, Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals. Like so many other favorite liberal issues, income inequality is seldom discussed in terms of the actual consequences of liberal policies. When you turn from eloquent rhetoric to hard facts, the hardest of those facts is that income inequality has actually increased during ve years of Barack Obamas leftist policies. is is not as surprising as some might think. When you make it unnecessary for many people to work, fewer people work. Unprecedented numbers of Americans are on the food stamp program. Unprecedented numbers are also living o government disability payments. ere is a sweeping array of other government subsidies, whether in money or in kind, which together allow many people to receive greater benets than they could earn by working at low-skilled jobs. Is it surprising that the labor force participation rate is lower than it has been in decades? In short, when people dont have to earn incomes, they are less likely to earn incomes -or, at least, to earn incomes in legal and visible ways that could threaten their government benets. Most of the households in the bottom 20 percent of income earners have nobody working. ere are more heads of household working full-time and year-round in the top 5 percent than in the bottom 20 percent. What this means statistically is that liberals can throw around numbers on how many people are living in poverty -dened in terms of income received, not in terms of goods and services provided by the government. Most Americans living in poverty have air conditioning, a motor vehicle and other amenities, including more living space than the average person in Europe -not the average poor person in Europe, the average person. Poverty is in the eye of the statisticians -more specically, the government statisticians who dene what constitutes poverty, and who are unlikely to dene it in ways that might jeopardize the massive welfare state that they are part of. In terms of income statistics that produce liberal outcries about disparities and inequities, millions of people who dont have to earn incomes typically dont. e more people who are in a non-income-earning mode, the greater the disparities with the incomes of those of us who have to work for a living, and who have to earn more to oset high tax rates. Yet liberals often act as if this is an injustice to those who dont work, rather than an injustice to those who do work, and whose taxes support those who dont. Actually, the liberal welfare state is an injustice to both, though in dierent ways. Despite whatever good intentions some liberals may have had in creating the ever-growing welfare state, practical politicians know that more dependency means more votes for supporters of bigger government. ere are no incentives for either politicians or the bureaucrats who run the welfare state agencies to get people o their dependency on government programs. Moreover, the eligibility rules create a very high cost to individuals who try to rise by getting a job and earning their own money. It is not uncommon for someone who is receiving multiple government-provided benets -housing subsidies, food subsidies, etc. -to lose more in benets than they gain in income, if they decide to take a legitimate and visible job. If increasing your income by $10,000 a year would cause you to lose $15,000 worth of government benets, would you do it? at is more than the equivalent of a 100 percent tax rate on income. Even millionaires and billionaires dont pay that high a tax rate. Liberals dont talk -or perhaps even think -in terms of the actual consequences of their policies, when it is so much more pleasant to think in terms of wonderful goals and lofty rhetoric.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 2014 CREATORS.COMThe High Cost of Liberalism: Part III By Kathy HilliardEditorValdosta, Georgia is overowing, again. Not with joy but with untreated sewage as a result of localized ooding from stormwaters. is ooding overwhelmed the sewer collection system, again, causing the spills. e city has received 8.15 inches of rain for the month so far. City employees were working all last weekend responding to the spills. Some of the spills have been stopped. e Florida Department of Health issued an advisory to residents in Florida counties surrounding the Withlacoochee and the downstream Suwannee rivers of a combination of storm water and untreated sewage that overowed from Valdostas sewer system into the One-Mile Branch, Two-Mile Branch, Sugar Creek and Cherry Creek which ow into the Withlacoochee River. Lab test results Friday showed higher than normal levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the river waters, according to the Florida health ocials. Florida residents were urged to take precautions when in contact with the Withlacoochee and a portion of the Suwannee rivers, especially in Hamilton, Madison, and Suwannee counties. e advisory extended to all of the Withlacoochee River and the portion of the Suwannee River from the point where the two rivers join, south 12 miles to State Road 250 at Dowling Park. Water contaminated by wastewater overow presents several health hazards to humans and may contain untreated human sewage with microbes that could cause gastro-intestinal and other diseases, said the Florida health advisory. Anyone who comes in contact with the river water should wash thoroughly, especially before eating or drinking. Children and older adults, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are particularly vulnerable to disease, so every precaution should be taken if in contact with the river water. e Suwannee River Water Management District issued an alert back on March 19 saying: Florida Department of Health Advises of Possible Wastewater Contamination e Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory on March 19 after the City of Valdosta reported a spill of stormwater and untreated sewage into tributaries of the Withlacoochee River. Until further information is known regarding possible contamination of the river, residents are urged to take precautions when in contact with the Withlacoochee. is includes individuals in Madison and Hamilton counties. Anyone who comes in contact with water from the river should wash thoroughly, especially before eating or drinking. Residents with questions should contact their local county health department. To nd contact information for your county health department, please visit http://www.doh.state. .us/chdsitelist.htm. And now the good news SRWMD is issuing a ooding alert. On April 22 the update stated: Conditions on the lower Withlacoochee and the Suwannee at Ellaville and Dowling Park are or will be similar to the ood in March 2013. Farther downstream, stages are already higher than last years ood and the highest since 2009, although forecasts show no indication that this ood will approach the 2009 levels or the high levels in 2004 or 2005. e most recent lower Suwannee ood with stages similar to the current projections was in April 2003. Moderate ooding is occurring on the Suwannee near White Springs. e river is nearing crest, with an additional rise of 6 expected by tomorrow. Gages are above minor ood stage at Ellaville and Luraville on the Suwannee. Major ooding is still expected at ree Rivers on the Santa Fe by Friday. e NWS forecast calls for a rise to a foot below the 2009 levels by Tuesday for ree Rivers, Hildreth, and Fort White. e Econna and Steinhatchee rivers are cresting just below minor ood stage. Levy County closed its boat ramps on the Suwannee River due to high water. Idle Speed/ No Wake restrictions are being enforced by the FWC on the Suwannee River from U.S. 90 at Ellaville to 1 mile below the Fowlers Blu boat ramp (Zones 1-4), and on the Santa Fe River from OLeno to the Suwannee conuence (Zone 5). While there are no enforced restrictions above Ellaville, boaters should be aware that there are rapid currents and debris which make for unsafe operating conditions. Report boating violations to FWC dispatch at 1-888-404-3922. e Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory for the Withlacoochee River and for the Suwannee River between Ellaville (near U.S. 90 where the Withlacoochee enters the Suwannee) and State Road 250 at Dowling Park. e advisory was issued after lab tests received on April 18 showed higher than normal levels of fecal coliform bacteria. e DOH urges residents who come in contact with the river water in these areas to to wash thoroughly, especially before eating and drinking. Enough of the alerts. How about something being done about this atrocity. Our precious water is being overwhelmed with bacteria making it unsafe for all, except the nitrate-loving algae. When we need the agencies to really do something, we get alerts? We are all tired of Valdostas crap. Make it stop. Valdosta Overows Sewage, AgainHey Big Government, Your Green Algae is Showing Chieand Residents at Workshop Support Bringing ALS to Chieand continued from page 1Astop. He applied a tourniquet to the arm but the arm turned black. When he released the tourniquet the blood gushed again. His son called 911 again and they said the ambulance was coming from Bronson. All of a sudden I looked up and there was a big bright 71 in my yard, Oliver said, referring to a Chieand Fire Rescue truck that arrived before the ambulance. If it hadnt been for 71 Chieand City Commissioners are requesting a Certicate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the county commission to establish an ALS truck in Chieand. Fire Chief James Harris said his reghter paramedics are often rst on the scene of medical emergencies but they can only stabilize a patient and wait for the ambulance. With an ALS service, they could establish IV lines, administer drugs for various medical conditions including seizures, cardiac arrests, hyper/hypoglycemia, respiratory distress, nausea, anaphylaxis and shock. e paramedics could also monitor heart rhythms, conduct electroshock therapy, establish advanced airways, monitor glucose levels and conduct other medical procedures that are currently not available to them as rst responders. Our goal is not to have our paramedics hands tied, Harris said. Residents pressed Chieand City Commissioners and the two Levy County Commissioners in attendance for answers on when they could expect a decision from the county granting Chieand Fire Rescue the right to operate the ALS truck, but politics gured into the answer. County Commission Chairman Ryan Bell said the city commission would have to approve a letter signed by the mayor requesting ALS non-transport before the county commission would act on the request as a board. Bell said the board had never received a letter requesting ALS service. As it turns out, Bell had received a letter from Chieand Vice Mayor Teresa Barron and City Manager Kevin Gay on Aug. 1, 2013 requesting a Certicate of Public Convenience and Necessity to establish an ALS truck in Chieand, but Bell said the countys legal counsel viewed the letter as a personal one that didnt have the same weight as a letter authorized by a majority of city commissioners and signed by the mayor. Chieand ocials at the workshop said they had never been told they needed a letter signed by the mayor and approved by a majority of commissioners, but Gay said he would arrange for the letter. Bell repeated that the letter would have to be approved by a majority of city commissioners and signed by the mayor to have any weight with the county commission. e city arranged for this workshop to set the stage for a second workshop between city commission and county commissioner to discuss the ALS truck and other medical and re issues. Bell said he is ready to move forward with the workshop after he gets the letter from the city. But one woman in the audience questioned why there was a communications gap between Chieand and the county commission. Former county commissioner Lily Rooks, a candidate for the District 2 county commission seat, said in the past commissioners who represented a district would act as a liaison with the municipality and would carry back concerns to the full board. She said all this stu about not having a letter wasnt relevant. We need to get back to representing the people, she said. Rooks will oppose Bell in the August Republican primary. e man who represents District 4 and the City of Chieand is County Commissioner Chad Johnson, also in attendance. He encouraged people to call him at his oce, on his cell phone or contact him by email about the issue.
6A 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 eggs on the eld for children to nd. ey also had several bounce houses and other inatable playground toys for children to use during the big event. Webber said he knows now he should have lled out an application at Chieand City Hall. He wasnt aware the city required groups using the park to ll out an application. He said the church had contacted Chieand Area Athletic Association President Wayne Weatherford and received approval to have the egg hunt. After the controversy surfaced, Webber said he talked by phone with Chieand City Manager Kevin Gay and had a friendly conversation. Gay explained the procedures the city uses for events like the egg hunt. Webber said the church will ll out an application at City Hall in the future when it has an event like the egg hunt. Gay invited him to have lunch with him at some future date. e entire conversation at the April 14 city commission meeting arose when Gay told commissioners that Strickland Park was over budget because the city had to pay overtime to clean up the park and repair the bathrooms. He said the city electric bill for the park was rising because of the private groups were using the power. Chieand commissioners instructed Gay to examine the city budget to determine if a part-time person or company could be hired to clean up the citys parks. e city operates three parks Eddie Buie Recreational Park, Delma Locke Community Park with its skateboard facility and Charles Strickland Park. Gay complained that news stories about the trashing of Strickland Park blew it way out of proportion. Gay said he brought the matter up as a budget issue and asked City Commissioner Betty Walker for guidance. She is the citys recreational commissioner. Walker suggested hiring parttime help to clean up the park. I apologize for the way it came out in the media. My intent was to get guidance from the council, Gay said. I did not mention any names. I didnt mention C-Triple A or Wayne Weatherford or the church. I asked for guidance and I got it. Gay said he believes now that someone may have entered the park after the church departed and saw the eggs in trash cans and decided to throw them around for fun. City Water Superintendent Shane Keene told commissioners at the April 14 meeting that his work crew picked up ve, 5-gallon buckets of plastic eggs scattered around the park. e work crew also found empty cardboard boxes against the concession stand. We want them to have successful events, most importantly Easter, but the city is responsible for public safety at the park, Gay said. e sheris oce had three school resource ocers at the park. Chieand Fire and Rescue was represented at the park, and the Division of Forestry was present. But none of those agencies contacted City Hall. e agencies were asked by the church to attend and set up tables or perform demonstrations, but the agencies relied on the organizers to handle all preparations, including contacts with City Hall. e agencies typically rely on organizers to handle such matters. Weatherford, a volunteer for youth recreation for 20 years in Chieand, said he and his assistant left the cardboard boxes next to the concession stand because they were worn out after a long day of CAAA activities on Saturday. ey didnt have the energy to do anything with the boxes. Weatherford said he gured someone would pick up the boxes, or if that didnt happen CAAA would come back to remove them. He said the city at one time used prison inmate crews to clean up the park, but apparently the city doesnt use inmates anymore. Gay said they use inmate crews sparingly because the city has to pay for an inmate supervisor. Weatherford said he didnt like what he saw in newspaper stories about Strickland Park being trashed by an egg hunt and CAAA. He considered the comments about the CAAA and church at the commission meeting to be petty. How petty can you get, he said. Im not real happy. Im embarrassed. Its never been an issue before. Now someones raising it as an issue. Weatherford said he understands the city wanted the church to ll out an application, but they city should have called him to discuss the situation rather than bring up the issue at a public meeting. ere hasnt been a problem, he said. Why didnt they (city ocials) pick up the phone and call me. Instead they discussed it at a meeting. Weatherford said he is certain the plastic eggs were placed in trash cans by church volunteers after the egg hunt. He said children may have seen the eggs and decided to play with them later on. Ive been a volunteer for the city for 20 years and Im about to tell Mr. Gay he can have it, Weatherford said. e city contracted with CAAA in 2009 to operate Strickland Park and Buie Park. CAAA functions as a city recreational department, although it is strictly a private volunteer group. e agreement with the city requires CAAA to honor and abide by all city statutes and rules. It also requires CAAA to police the grounds for litter including dugouts, athletic eld and concession stand. Osborn Barker, Levy Countys property appraiser, wrote a letter to the editor criticizing how the city handled the Strickland Park issue. He wrote the letter as a private citizen. He also attends church services at Forward Church and worked at the April 13 egg hunt operating an inatable bounce house. My point is the church got smeared, then they blamed you; city sta blamed the media, Barker said. Barker said the 19,000 eggs on the soccer eld were gone in a few minutes when the children were released on the eld to gather them. He agrees that if the city requires an application, the church should comply. ey didnt do it out of neglect. ey just didnt realize they had to, Barker said. It looks like they could have done it in a dierent way, instead of call in the church and say you left a mess. e church did not make a mess. e church cleaned up after themselves. Barker said the Easter egg hunt was a great event and the children enjoyed the bounce houses and picking up eggs from the soccer eld. He said he knows the city doesnt want to pick up after people. But the CAAA is a volunteer group that gives their blood, sweat and tears. Wayne Weatherford has given his life for that organization, Barker said. I know the church got smeared. e church was trying to do a good thing and they really got a bad rap for it.Strickland Park Controversy continued from page 1A Atheists Lose Second Round of Fight to Place Monument on Courthouse Lawn continued from page 1A correct the problems had failed to address some of the core issues, such as the lack of legal authority by Williston Atheists as an organization to bond and insure the monument. e atheists said the issue wasnt dead. Well see you again. Were not going to stop, said John M. Porgal, north regional director of American Atheists in Florida, the organization with whom Williston Atheists claims to be aliated. Commissioner Chad Johnson agreed with a sta report that took issue with Williston Atheists attempt to reserve the right to modify or correct quotes on the monument in terms of punctuation, grammar, accuracy, citation, spelling, syntax, citation (sic) or propriety. Johnson said changing the syntax of a sentence can change the entire meaning. County sta said there is nothing in the monument guidelines that allows applicants to modify the syntax of quotes. e monument guidelines require a quote of the entire text. Johnsons comments were similar to those of resident Sylvia McCullar who gave the example of someone quoting a statement that left o the rst part of the sentence and completely changed its meaning. e commission set aside a portion of the courthouse lawn several years ago for private groups to use the area for private expression. e grassy area is where a veterans monument rests alongside the Ten Commandments. e area is located between the courthouse and the administrative oce building. Williston Atheists was the sole applicant when the organization submitted the rst application in January. is time around, American Atheists was a co-applicant with Williston Atheists. e county rejected the rst application in part because commissioners said Williston Atheists had failed to provide legal proof of its status as a legal entity. County sta said the group has yet to provide the documentation. e nature of the organization is unclear, however, as it is not identied as one of a number of legally recognized organization forms, such as corporation partnership, limited liability company, professional association or ctitious name, a sta report said. e name of the organization does not appear on a search of the Florida Secretary of States website as any one of those entities. e website also doesnt show Ray Sparrows name as the individual involved in any of these types of organizations. e atheists disagreed. is denial was not in accord with the monument placement guidelines which allow any individual or group to apply to place a monument. A group need not be a particular legal entity, but may be a group of individuals. In this case, the group is an aliate of American Atheists, Inc. Any bond or insurance requirement can be met by Williston Atheists as an aliate of American Atheists, Inc., the amended application said. e county also took issue once again with the quotes the atheists intend to inscribe on the various faces of the 1,500-pound granite monument, saying the quotes are not complete in some cases and the atheists failed to cite the entire text of the quote. County sta said the atheists neglected to state how the monument commemorates people, events and ideas which played a signicant role in the development, origins, or foundation of American or Florida Law, or Levy County. It is not clear from the narrative in the application what role most of the people, ideas or portions of documents depicted on the proposed monument played in the development, origins, or foundation of American or Florida Law, or Levy County. e amended application quotes the original Pledge of Allegiance, as well as Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United State Constitution, a quote from the First Amendment to the Constitution and other quotes. e atheists said the quotes fulll the requirements of the monument guidelines. e monument is designed in the form of a bench so as to imply restful contemplations, thought and reason concerning the commemorated people (the authors of the foundational quotes inscribed on the monument), ideas and events which exemplify and honor the basis on which the United States, the several States and counties of the United States (including Levy County) were formed and have developed over time. e shape of the monument as a bench is also appropriate in relation to the setting as a courtyard where the public may gather and linger to contemplate the material on the bench and the non-religious foundation of the Unites States, the State of Florida and Levy County, the amended application said.
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Our veteran newspaper reporter, Terry Witt, can be reached at 352/220-4927 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. ank you for supporting the Journal. e revenue earned by the Journal is spent locally.To Our Readers For Your Information and Clarication rfntbbb t b t rfn nbnff ttbb rrf rr r bbt ttb bb tb tb r rf nf tnbf rnf nbbf e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, April 17th at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 105 Ave. in Chieand. We had more material that had been donated and several guests that might join us again on another ursday. Greg and the boys were out to do our yard work. We also nished the hanging up of the Bible verse quilt blocks on the south wall. ey also cleaned out the display cabinet from Ida Maes and found a priceless rate fee schedule for hair cuts ($1.00), teasing, loving care, manicures and other work done at the Beauty Shop. anks Lancaster. Your help is so important to us. is week we got a package from Fran in Gladwin, Michigan of quilt blocks for the porch. One block is a stained glass buttery that you really need to see. Give me a week or two to put it on the porch. Many of our snowbird friends have been very busy making quilt blocks for the porch. ank you all very much. Now that Easter is over, come on out before we go straight to summer. e roses are blooming and the rocking chairs are waiting. Log Cabin QuiltersThis is the quilt top in the frame in the sewing room. There is plenty of room for you to come out and help. The price menu from Ida Maes Beauty Shop. Too bad, the prices are much higher now good news the wages are also much higher today. Levy County Closes All Boat Ramps on the Suwanneee Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the Levy County Sheris Oce announced a combined decision to close all boat ramps on the Suwannee River. Due to rising river conditions and hazardous navigation, the ramps at Clay Landing, Fowlers Blu and Camp Azalea are closed until further notice. For vessels navigating the area of Fowlers Blu, a no wake zone has been established by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. e Suwannee River will be patrolled by FWC. All agencies are asking citizens who will be on the water to be respectful of the no wake provision which will reduce damage to homes on waterfront properties.Bronson Makes Amendment to Town Sewer Project Budget by Lisa Statham Posteraro Billions and billions of stars we may remember hearing the late astronomer, Carl Sagan, utter. And when the sun nally set on April 3rd, the attendees at Williston Elementarys 3rd Annual Star Party got to see plenty of them as well as the moon and visible planets in the early April night sky. Originally scheduled for early March, the event, hosted by the 5th grade team, was rescheduled because of rain. Making the viewing possible were members of the Alachua Astronomy Club. In attendance were club members Alexandria Matthews, Ivo Rabell, school coordinator Mike Toomey, Chuck Broward and Lisa Eager, who lives in Williston. Matthews brought print materials to share; the other members brought at least one of their telescopes along with the clubs telescope. I saw Jupiterthe moon...I saw dark spots on the moon, said Edith Arreola Fuerte. Matthews had photos of those dark spots to show the students they were craters.Stars Shine at 3rd Annual WES Star Party At Williston Elementarys 3rd Annual Star Party, Paula Palavecino, Christopher Scott, Frank Licari and Kylie Campbell hold some free astronomy reading materials brought to the event by Alexandria Matthews with the Alachua County Astronomy Club. Matthews is working on her Masters degree in science communication at the University of Florida. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Council members tweaked the budget of their sewer project Monday to make it conform to the low bidders price. e revised bid amount for the project is $2,414,561, which is more than the original construction budget of $2,368,000. Mittaur and Associates, Inc., the towns engineering rm, recommended reducing the contingency for the sewer project to make up the dierence. e town received a loan/grant combination from the Rural Development division of the United States Department of Agriculture to nance the project. e towns game plan is to have a pre-construction conference for the project in June and start construction sometime in July. When the sewer project is completed, 45 percent of Bronson will be hooked to municipal sewer. e town council is hoping the expansion of central sewer will attract more businesses and jobs to the county seat. Part of the game plan with the sewer project is for the city to spend the loan money rst and then the grant money. If the town runs short of funds, it will seek additional funding from Rural Development. You can always go back to Rural Development for additional money, said Greg Lang of Mittaur and Associates, Inc. In other business, the council instructed Jason Shepler of Mittaur and Associates to meet with town sta on rming up site development plans for a multi-purpose building and gymnasium at James H. Cobb Park. e town has been approved for a $300,000 line of credit to construct the building where the tennis courts are located. e tennis courts are considered the highest and driest part of the park, which is surrounded by swamp.Gunnar Maguire looks into the 12 Newtonian reecting telescope. Patiently waiting their turns are Jose Cifuentes-Morales, Ken Monding and Taylour Stark. Extra science credit was given to students who attended, and 5th grade teacher Jeanne DuBois had the most students in attendance. Refreshments were available for purchase. e fun event was family-oriented and well-attended. We registered over 150 people. It was great! said DuBois.
By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriteChieand is establishing a farm market in cooperation with e Greater Chieand Area Chamber of Commerce. e chamber is taking a lead role in the project. City Manager Kevin Gay came up with the idea as a way to bring visitors into town to spend money on locally grown produce and fruit. Gay said the farmers market will start sometime in late July or August and will take place once a month at the state trailhead next to the Chamber of Commerce oce in south Chieand. Dave Pieklik, the countys economic director, will be involved in establishing the farm market and modeling it after the one in Inverness in Citrus County. Pieklik was working for the City of Inverness when the farmers market was set up there. Gay said the Inverness farmers market has become successful. Vendors at the Chieand market will be allowed to sell fresh fruit and vegetables and a small number of rabbits or chickens. Everything will be locally raised. We dont want Chinese trinkets and junk, Gay said. e idea is to promote Chieand as a daytime destination for travelers who like to visit farmers markets. Eventually the city hopes the market will grow to the point where it expands around the stores in the Chieand Shopping Center. Were hoping its going to be popular; maybe someone in Tampa will want to hop in their car and say, lets see what the farmers market is like in Chieand, Gay said. e farmers market is going to be a Chamber of Commerce project. City commission approval wasnt needed. Gay approached the chamber with the idea. e chamber is assigning a subcommittee to develop the project. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterRelations between Sheri Bobby McCallum and the Policemans Benevolent Association have never been better. McCallum and PBA Director of Organizational Services Jim Wiggins signed a three-year contract last week as Wiggins lavished praise on the new sheri. Wiggins said the deputies and correctional ocers of the sheris oce are enjoying the professionalism and fairness that McCallum brought to the job. ey feel dierently about Sheri McCallum and his professionalism, Wiggins said. Wiggins said employees know about McCallums distinguished law enforcement career and how his background has inuenced the way he runs the agency. ey feel he brings the sheris oce to a new level, Wiggins said. McCallum joked that hes not distinguished. Hes probably just old. But he said he has attempted to bring an atmosphere of fairness and equality to the sheris oce. He said his remarks were not intended as criticism of former Sheri Johnny Smith. But McCallum said he has his own way of doing things. Our deal is; everything we do we try to be fair and equitable, McCallum said. ey are not the highest paid folks in the world. McCallum said the sheris oce had employees who were not working as hard as they should. He worked to equalize that out. Everyone has to pull their load. He said correctional ocers are not treated as working for a separate entity. e sheris oce, deputies and correctional ocers, work as part of the same organization, which is a change in thinking and a change in the way the organization actually works. ere were correctional ocers who had worked for the sheris oce a long time but had never walked into the sheris administrative oces next door to the jail since they were rst hired, McCallum said. McCallum said his command sta actually pays visits to the jail during late night hours just to see how things are going and to visit with correctional ocers who might not see them otherwise. We try to make them aware there is one sheris oce. ere are dierent divisions, but we are one and that has helped with the detention sta, McCallum said. He said command sta sometimes pays unexpected visits to patrol ocers in their zones just to talk. ey want to nd out whats going on and open lines of communication with the ocers. He said the command sta has worked to resolve dierences between employees without showing favoritism. He said communicating with employees is an important aspect of his management style. Wiggins said dispute resolution is one of the hallmarks of McCallums administration. He is known for resolving disputes. He is by no means a rubber stamp, but he lets them know were going to try to get along, Wiggins said. McCallum said employees have responded to his eorts to encourage professionalism. eir professionalism has really come through. I have had very few complaints, he said. Wiggins added, We have very few internal complaints and we used to have a lot. e Policemans Benevolent Association is a union. Its members negotiate for better pay and they can address issues related to working conditions. ey cannot strike. McCallum is concerned about starting pay for deputies and detention sta. A starting deputy earns $28,840, which is less than Alachua, Marion, Citrus and Gilchrist counties. I want to bring up the starting pay for deputies and detention ocers, he said. e sheri said he is aware that Levy County is a scally constrained county with a low tax base. But he said there is a need for increased starting pay.Sheri Bringing Communication, Professionalism and Unity to AgencyPBA representative Jim Wiggins and Sheri Bobby McCallum sign a three year PBA contract outlining ages, benets and working conditions for sheris oce deputies and detention ocers. Photo by Terry Witt. Farmers Market Coming to South Chieand Area By Terry Witt Senior Staff Writee 37th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is set for Saturday on the Waccasassa River. Racers will start about 10 miles south of Bronson at the bridge over State Road 24 and nish 15 miles away at the U.S. 19 bridge, south of Otter Creek. e race is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Levy Association of Retarded Citizens and assists LARC in making up for state budget shortfalls that would otherwise damage LARCs ability teach and educate its mentallychallenged clients. When the race was founded three-and-a-half decades ago, it was strictly a canoe race, but as time has passed kayaking has become a popular sport and kayakers are a signicant part of the race. Along the race route, competitors will see spectacular beauty and wildlife (if theres time to look) as they navigate around submerged logs and climb over fallen trees partially in the river or completely across the river. Spectators will gather at the nish line for free drawings all day, a bluegrass band, barbeque chicken dinners for $6 per plate and barbeque sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs, rib dinners (by the slab) and swamp cabbage. Rae drawings include: the grand prize, a 16-foot Indian River canoe; 1st prize an Apple iPad; 2nd prize, a large at pane TV: 3rd prize, chainsaw; 4th prize, $75 gift card, 5th prize, $50 gift card, 6th prize, $25 gift card; 50/50 tickets will also be sold. e race starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Spectators generally line the river bank at the nish line to watch canoeists and kayakers climb over the nal two log crossings. It is always hilarious. For the kids, there will be a bouncy house, big slide, pony rides and this year, hay rides. Paddles will be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place winners, except in the recreational class where 1st through 5th place winners are awarded. ere are 10 classes: Experienced Class If you have won the race in the Recreation Class in the past, you need to enter the Experienced Class. Recreation Class If you have never won the canoe race previously in a 2-person canoe, you need to enter the Recreation Class. Mixed Class If you are a man and a woman racing a canoe, you will need to enter the Mixed Class. One-Person Canoe Class If you are racing a canoe alone you will need to enter the one-person canoe class. Parent-Youth Class If you are racing with a child under 17 years old, you will need to enter the Parent Youth Class. Senior Canoe Class If you are 55 or older and racing a canoe you will need to enter the Senior Canoe Class. Womens Canoe Class If you are racing a 2 person canoe and both of the occupants are women you will need to enter the Womens Canoe Class. Mens Kayak Class If you are a man racing a kayak, you will need to enter the Mens Kayak Class. If you are a woman racing a kayak will need to enter the Womens Kayak Class. If you are 55 or older and racing a kayak you will need to enter the Senior Kayak Class. ose who wish to be a race sponsor can contribute $200 to become a Bronze Sponsor, $300 to be a Silver Sponsor, $500 to be a Gold Sponsor and $1,000 to be a Platinum Sponsor. Donors who give $200 will receive a replica of a race trophy paddle and a t-shirt with your company name or logo added to the back of the shirt along with other sponsors of the race. Your donation also allows you to sponsor a racer(s) in either the canoe or kayak category. e race is not LARCs only fundraiser. During the year, volunteers work to prepare for the race by holding yard sales, bake and craft sales and raes. But the race makes a big dierence for LARC and its clients. Additional information about the race can be found at WildHogCanoeRace.com or at facebook.com/ WildHogCanoeRace. Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race Slated for this Saturday
2B Levy County Community Calendar Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 24 Low 4:47 AM 0.4 6:57 AM Rise 3:43 AM 33 24 High 11:18 AM 3.1 8:04 PM Set 3:40 PM 24 Low 5:18 PM 0.9 24 High 11:14 PM 3.2 F 25 Low 5:48 AM 0.4 6:56 AM Rise 4:24 AM 22 25 High 12:02 PM 3.4 8:04 PM Set 4:42 PM 25 Low 6:20 PM 0.4 Sa 26 High 12:22 AM 3.4 6:55 AM Rise 5:04 AM 13 26 Low 6:38 AM 0.5 8:05 PM Set 5:44 PM 26 High 12:41 PM 3.7 26 Low 7:11 PM 0.0 Su 27 High 1:18 AM 3.5 6:54 AM Rise 5:45 AM 7 27 Low 7:21 AM 0.6 8:06 PM Set 6:45 PM 27 High 1:16 PM 3.9 27 Low 7:56 PM -0.3 M 28 High 2:07 AM 3.5 6:53 AM Rise 6:26 AM 2 28 Low 7:59 AM 0.7 8:06 PM Set 7:45 PM 28 High 1:49 PM 4.0 28 Low 8:37 PM -0.5 Tu 29 High 2:50 AM 3.5 6:52 AM Rise 7:09 AM 0 29 Low 8:35 AM 0.9 8:07 PM Set 8:45 PM 29 High 2:21 PM 4.1 29 Low 9:17 PM -0.6 W 30 High 3:31 AM 3.4 6:51 AM Rise 7:54 AM 0 30 Low 9:09 AM 1.0 8:07 PM Set 9:42 PM 30 High 2:53 PM 4.1 30 Low 9:54 PM -0.5Suwannee River EntranceTh 24 Low 5:05 AM 0.4 6:57 AM Rise 3:44 AM 33 24 High 11:24 AM 2.7 8:04 PM Set 3:41 PM 24 Low 5:36 PM 0.9 24 High 11:20 PM 2.8 F 25 Low 6:06 AM 0.4 6:56 AM Rise 4:25 AM 22 25 High 12:08 PM 3.0 8:05 PM Set 4:43 PM 25 Low 6:38 PM 0.4 Sa 26 High 12:28 AM 3.0 6:55 AM Rise 5:05 AM 13 26 Low 6:56 AM 0.5 8:06 PM Set 5:44 PM 26 High 12:47 PM 3.3 26 Low 7:29 PM 0.0 Su 27 High 1:24 AM 3.1 6:54 AM Rise 5:45 AM 7 27 Low 7:39 AM 0.6 8:06 PM Set 6:46 PM 27 High 1:22 PM 3.4 27 Low 8:14 PM -0.3 M 28 High 2:13 AM 3.1 6:53 AM Rise 6:26 AM 2 28 Low 8:17 AM 0.7 8:07 PM Set 7:46 PM 28 High 1:55 PM 3.5 28 Low 8:55 PM -0.5 Tu 29 High 2:56 AM 3.1 6:52 AM Rise 7:09 AM 0 29 Low 8:53 AM 0.9 8:07 PM Set 8:45 PM 29 High 2:27 PM 3.6 29 Low 9:35 PM -0.6 W 30 High 3:37 AM 3.0 6:52 AM Rise 7:54 AM 0 30 Low 9:27 AM 0.9 8:08 PM Set 9:42 PM 30 High 2:59 PM 3.6 30 Low 10:12 PM -0.5Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 24 Low 5:42 AM 0.4 6:56 AM Rise 3:42 AM 33 24 High 11:25 AM 2.8 8:03 PM Set 3:39 PM 24 Low 6:13 PM 0.9 24 High 11:21 PM 2.9 F 25 Low 6:43 AM 0.4 6:55 AM Rise 4:23 AM 22 25 High 12:09 PM 3.1 8:03 PM Set 4:41 PM 25 Low 7:15 PM 0.4 Sa 26 High 12:29 AM 3.1 6:54 AM Rise 5:03 AM 13 26 Low 7:33 AM 0.5 8:04 PM Set 5:43 PM 26 High 12:48 PM 3.4 26 Low 8:06 PM 0.0 Su 27 High 1:25 AM 3.2 6:53 AM Rise 5:44 AM 7 27 Low 8:16 AM 0.6 8:04 PM Set 6:44 PM 27 High 1:23 PM 3.5 27 Low 8:51 PM -0.3 M 28 High 2:14 AM 3.2 6:52 AM Rise 6:25 AM 2 28 Low 8:54 AM 0.7 8:05 PM Set 7:44 PM 28 High 1:56 PM 3.6 28 Low 9:32 PM -0.5 Tu 29 High 2:57 AM 3.2 6:51 AM Rise 7:08 AM 0 29 Low 9:30 AM 0.9 8:06 PM Set 8:43 PM 29 High 2:28 PM 3.7 29 Low 10:12 PM -0.6 W 30 High 3:38 AM 3.1 6:50 AM Rise 7:53 AM 0 30 Low 10:04 AM 0.9 8:06 PM Set 9:40 PM 30 High 3:00 PM 3.7 30 Low 10:49 PM -0.5Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson-/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 continued on page 3B BRONSONQuit Smoking Program e Levy County Health Department will be holding Quit Smoking meetings on ursdays through May 1 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM. e program oers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as followup support. To register call 866/341-2730.Bronson Town Council Meeting May 5e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be May 5 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Brothers of the Third Wheel Trikers Meet in Bronsone Nature Coast Chapter of e Brothers of the ird Wheel, an association for all trikers, meets the second Saturday of each month at the Bronson Restaurant on Alt. US 27 in Bronson. Coee at 9 AM, meeting starts at 10 AM sharp. New members very welcome. For more info call Joe Graves at 352/208-0517 or email: email@example.com Landrum American Legion in Bronson Monday Night BingoLandrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Hwy 27 Alt. in Bronson and has Jackpot Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Play for a chance at a $200 Jackpot every Monday night. e Jackpot has progressive numbers each week until won. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 352/486-5003 or 352/317-5685. WILLISTONNew Amateur Radio Club in Levy County We are announcing the formation of a new Amateur Radio Club in Levy County, e Gator Amateur Society. Interested parties should go to www.w1gas.com for further information. e club will have monthly meetings, and oer classes to prepare you for your rst Amateur Radio license, as well upgrade testing for those already licensed. If you do not have internet access, please call 352/5280992 for information.Williston Community Theater For more information on future presentations contact Gary or Mandy at 352/441-0234.Do You Smoke, Dip, Chew Or Spit Tobacco?Free two-hour tobacco cessation seminar being oered at Williston Public Library on Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 AM 12:30 PM. During this two-hour Tools to Quit seminar youll receive information on how to select and get ready for your quit date! Youll learn about what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew, and how to handle withdrawal symptoms. e program oers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as followup support. Contact Katie at 352/275-7489 or toll free (866) 341-2730 to register for this class. is class is always held at the Williston Public Library on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM 12:30 PM.Williston City Council Meeting May 6 e next regular City Council meeting is Tuesday May 6 at 7 PM in the Williston City Council Room. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. According to the City of Williston oce (not the website) regular council meetings are held on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and then again in two weeks.Levy Animal Friends Community Cat CampaignLevy Animal Friends, Inc. (LeAF) a county wide 501c3 organization, serving as a resource to all active Levy County rescue groups, is joining a local Community Cat Campaign to Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) Feral and Stray cats in colonies throughout the county. e rst step in this eort is to identify any unregistered colonies. If you are or know someone who is currently feeding a group of outdoor cats (10 or more), please contact us. e goal of this ongoing program organized by Sheltering Hands Pet Rescue is to register those who feed the colonies as Caregivers, train them in the process of TNR and organize trapping opportunities in order to neuter and control the growth of these groups. Please contact us if you wish to participate in the program or if you would like to help support these cats with feed or cash donations to provide veterinarian services. Email: LevyAnimalFriends@gmail.com or contact: Bob 642-6157 or Harry & Shirley 486-2067. Williston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club meets on the 4th Wed. of the month and 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. Guests are very welcome at our meetings. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352/214-3315. ursdays: e Childrens Table is here from 4 to 6 PM then Bingo @ 7 PM with two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Levy County Autism Support Group Autism 4 Parents & Understanding U are hosting monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 40 NW 1st Street in Williston. For more information: 352/529-1010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online web site for information is: www.autism4parents.org/OCALAOcala Civic Theater PerformancesPerformances of Camelot will be from May 15 through June 8, 2014. For more info, call the box oce at 352/2362274. Ocala Civic eatre is at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 4) in Ocala in the Appleton Cultural Center.GAINESVILLEWindsor Zucchini Festival May 10e 30th Annual Zukefest to benet the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department will be held on May 10 at the re station in Windsor, 1401 SE CT RD 342, Gainesville, FL 32641 (between state roads 20 and 26). ALL proceeds go to the WVFD. Fried zucchini, zucchini bread, BBQ chicken by Mike Hill, wonderful veggies by Cracker Boys Hunt Club. ere will be games, magic show, beauty pageant, arts and crafts booths and activities all day from 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information: Cindy Kruger, Committee Chairperson, 352/372-4875 or President Bobbi J. Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org .OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Council Meeting May 19e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon. May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting May 6e next Cedar Key City Council is May 6 at 6 PM. at the Cedar Key City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132. Meetings are held the rst and third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown General Store is Opene Yankeetown General Store is open and will remain open. Chicken and tater logs, coee and donuts, beer, ice, fuel, frozen bait (until the live wells are xed) and tackle. Open from 6:00 AM till 5:00 PM. e phone number is 231/645-3075. Go check em out.Yankeetown Inglis Womans Clube Second to None rift Shoppe is open Tues. thru Sat. 10 AM to 2 PM. Contact the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club at 352/447-2057 or email email@example.com for information! Bingo every urs. Night at 7 PM. At 6 PM you can eat before the games start. You can nd us in Yankeetown on 56 street, number 5, right next to the Library. Yankeetown Meetings 2014e Regular Council meeting will be May 5 at 7 PM. Meetings are held the rst Monday of the month (and again in two weeks if designated at rst meeting) at the Inglis/ Yankeetown Lions Club at 22 59th St., Yankeetown, FL 34498 (Directions: From the intersection of US 19 / 98 and State Road 40 in Inglis Go west on SR 40 approx. 3 miles; turn left on 59th Street and proceed south approx. 1 block to the clubhouse). 352/447-2511.Inglis Council Meeting May 13e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on May 13 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings North Florida Livestock MarketWednesday April 16, 2014STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 150.00 350.00 295.00 200-249 lb 140.00 330.00 252.50 250-299 lb 140.00 300.00 218.75 300-349 lb 135.00 235.00 202.77 350-399 lb 125.00 200.00 183.42 400-449 lb 130.00 194.00 177.93 450-499 lb 160.00 184.00 172.04 500-549 lb 160.00 177.50 169.58 550-599 lb 140.00 177.50 163.13 600-649 lb 140.00 150.00 146.00 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 255.00 295.00 278.33 200-249 lb 155.00 300.00 235.00 250-299 lb 160.00 230.00 199.64 300-349 lb 167.50 205.00 181.21 350-399 lb 125.00 192.00 178.86 400-449 lb 136.00 196.00 172.69 450-499 lb 130.00 190.00 162.20 500-549 lb 135.00 150.00 147.00 550-599 lb 125.00 160.00 145.00 600-649 lb 132.00 140.00 136.00 COWS 600-800 lb 67.00 160.00 111.05 800-1000 lb 76.00 160.00 107.12 1000-1200 lb 70.00 185.00 101.78 1200-1400 lb 69.00 137.50 100.49 1400-1600 lb 84.00 109.00 96.75 1600-1800 lb 87.00 100.00 94.00 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 91.00 110.00 100.50 1200-1400 lb 90.00 122.00 110.75 1400-1600 lb 90.00 95.00 93.00 1600-1800 lb 110.00 134.00 121.00 PAIRS AVG: 1300.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 430 Finally got a break in the weather this week and with that came some good cattle. Slaughter cattle continued to sell really well. We had a nice run of replacement cattle this week and the prices reected that with the highest bringing $1.85/lb! Yearlings fell right in line with the cows and held strong once again with the highest selling at $3.50/ lb. Sarah Wilkerson topped the slaughter bull market this week with $122.00 bought by Central Beef. Ronnie Spencer Etheridge Cattle and Cracker Cattle tied for top slaughter cow price this week at $109.00 bought by Brown Packing and Central Beef. Douberly Farms sold the highest price replacement cow at $185.00 (WOW!) bought by Circle R Ranch. R H Holder topped the replacement bull market with $134.00 bought by Jack Burney. Spencer Green sold the high price pair this week at $1880.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle and the high price yearling went to Je Jordan at $350.00 sold by Sarah Wilkerson. Be in the Know! e new Animal ID rule is coming. A period of continued education will be established to help everyone become familiar with the rule requirements. Please contact Tallahassee to get your Premise ID and your FREE tags to start tagging your cattle now. Call omas Holt, State Veterinarian at 850-410-0900 or Stephen Monroe, Program Director at 850-410-0900 for more information. Check us out on the web at www. northoridalivestock.com for our market report, news and upcoming events or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3B Around the Nature Coast Levy County Cattlemen & Landowners Spring Meeting Apr. 24e Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its Spring Meeting on urs., April 24th at 7 PM. e location is Don Quinceys river home located at 11751 NW 132nd PL, Chieand, FL 32626. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Oce (352/486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352/528-4724).Food Preservation (Canning) Update Change of Date for Levy County Apr. 24Spring is just around the corner and your garden soon will be producing tons of vegetables and fruits!! Or you may want to take advantage of farmers markets, road-side stands or you-pick operations located nearby. Join us for a canning update. All classes will cover both pressure canning for vegetables and boiling water canning for fruits. Sweet spreads (jams and jellies) and pickles will also be discussed. is is for the novice as well as the experienced. Canning recommendations have changed during the past few years and we want you to be safe. Seating is limited and class will last approximately 3 hours. ere is a $3.00 fee for the optional workshop materials. You may just pay at the door, but please bring the correct change. Levy County classes are scheduled for ursday, April 24th at 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm at the UF IFAS Levy County Extension Oce, 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, Florida. For reservations, please call 352/486-5131. Gilchrist County Tuesday, May 13th at 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm at the Gilchrist County Library, 105 NW 11th Avenue, Trenton, Florida. For reservations, please call 352/463-3176. ese programs are brought to you by UF IFAS Extension Levy County. For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352/486-5131.Manatee Springs Old Fashioned River Party Apr. 26Come on out to Manatee Springs State Park for the 22nd annual Old Fashioned River Party on Sat. Apr. 26. Listen to bluegrass, old-time, and folk music from a variety of local bands between 10 AM and 5 PM. e bands will be playing at the pavilion next to the concession stand, and food will be available. Its a great way to spend an inexpensive day with the family, so pack the car with the family and lawn chairs for a day of good music and good times. Jay Gimelli; 352/493-7778; email@example.comRelay For Life of The Tri Counties Bank Night Apr. 29All team captains or team members mark your calendars for Bank Night, Apr. 29, 5:30 6:30 PM., Fanning Springs Community Building (behind the Cadillac Motel). We would like to have monies collected to that point turned in. Also tee shirts for participants will be given to the captain or representative that attends. Paint the Town Purple is Apr. 28, and those participating in the contest need to have the photos for judging to Tracy Ridgeway by May 1st. We are getting closer the the event date, Relay For Life of e Tri Counties, May 2, at 6:00 PM at the Gilchrist County Agricultural Complex (travel approx. 4 miles north on Hwy. 129 from trac light in Trenton) as we are Hunting for a Cure. For more information, contact Tracy Ridgeway at tridgeway@Gilchrist..us or 352/463-3445 or Kyle Stone at 352/246-5920 or 352/376-6866.Breaking Barriers and Building Lives at Fair Grounds May 3 5e local Fellow Christian Athletes (FCA) will be sponsoring Mike Hagens Strength Team presenting Breaking Barriers and Building Lives at the Suwannee River Fairgrounds on May 3, 4 and 5 from 6 PM to 8 PM nightly. Plan to be there for a great uplifting presentation. Free admission, all ages welcome. Levy County BoCC May 6 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. May 6 at 9 AM in the meeting room in the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. e BoCC meets on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and again in two weeks.Need Help with Your Medicare Costs?Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Cant aord to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options? Whether you are a Medicare beneciary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the FL Dept of Elder Aairs, provides you with free, unbiased and condential information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us at: Wed. May 7 10:00am-Noon Williston Public Library Wed. May 7 1:30-3:30pm Bronson Public Library Wed. May 21 1:30-3:30pm Chieand Senior CenterSquare Dancing in Levy County on FridaysClover Squares of Levy County dances and gives lessons every Friday evening at the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 650 NE 6th Blvd (SR 121), in Williston from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Club caller Charlie Pergrossi starts lessons at 6:30 and the dance is at 8 PM. Couples, singles and children 10 and over are welcome to come and learn square dancing. For more information please visit http://www.cloversquares.com or call Susie at 352/283-1296.Levy County Republican Club Meeting e Levy County Republican Executive Committees meets monthly on the third Monday of the month. We are now at a new meeting location, e Gathering Table at 116 N. Main St. in Chieand, which is where we used to meet before the renovation and new opening. e meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain whats happening now and in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) holds oce hours on the rst Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chieand and Cedar Key. First Tuesday of month at: Bronson: 9-11:30 AM at Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson; Williston: 1:30 4 PM at Williston City Council Chambers, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston Last Wednesday every month at: Chieand: 9 11:30 AM at Chieand Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chieand; Cedar Key: 1:30 4 PM at Cedar Key City Council Chambers, 490 Second St., Cedar Key.SHINE Program, Free Medicare, Medicare/ Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance and Part D Counseling1-800-262-2243 Levy County 1st Wednesday Williston Public Library 10 am Noon Bronson Public Library 1:30 3:30 pm 2nd Wednesday AF Knotts Public Library (Yankeetown) 10 am Noon 3rd Wednesday Chieand Senior Center 1:30 3:30 pm Gilchrist Count y3rd Wednesday Bell Community Center 10 am Noon4th Wednesday Trenton Public Library 10 am Noon Dixie County 4th Wednesday Cross City Public Library 1:30 3:30 pm Community Calendar continued from page 2Bare held the second Tuesday of each month.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note conrming 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.DUNNELLONRummage Sale at Peace Lutheran Apr. 26 TIME CHANGEe annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place on Sat., Apr. 26 from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. No early sales. A vast number of sale items have been donated by members. Shoppers will nd many unusual items at amazing bargain prices. Hotdogs, chips and soft drinks are available the day of the sale. Peace Lutheran Church, e Church On e Hill, is located at 7201 S Highway 41, 5 miles north of downtown Dunnellon. For more information call the church, 352/489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or see us on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. CHIEFLAND e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. Apr. 28 at 6 PM. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 PM at 214 East Park Avenue. Chieand City Hall & Maintenance is CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. City Hall is open Mon. through urs. from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. Utility payments can be dropped in the box.Levy County Beekeepers Club May 1 e Levy County Beekeepers Club meets at 7 PM on the rst ursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave. in Chieand. If you are interested in bees or beekeeping, you are invited. Experienced beekeepers are there to answer questions and share ideas. You dont have to be a beekeeper to attend our group. For more information call Byron Teerlink at 352/493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386/462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352/493-2329.Tri-County Community Resources Community Crafts & Yard Sale May 3Tri-County Community Resources is here to help the community. Come and join us at the Community Yard Sale on Sat. May 3 starting at 8:00 AM on the lawn at the John C. Fisher Building 15 North Main Street in Chieand. is is a fundraising event to support the new Community Resource Center in Chieand. Booth rental space will be available for $10/ booth. Please contact Diana Child at 352/493-4627 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a booth. Space is limited. To donate an item(s) to Tri-County Community Resources be sold by TCCR, please contact Diana. e next meeting for Tri-County Community Resources will be held urs.May 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 707 N. Main St., Chieand, FL in the Fellowship Hall at 4:30 PM.Open auditions for The Pirates of Penzance Jr. at the Chief Theatre May 3 & 10Open auditions will be held for Gilbert and Sullivans e Pirates of Penzance Jr. at the Chief eatre, home of the Suwannee Valley Players on Sat. May 3 and Sat. May 10 at 10 AM at the Chief eatre, 25 East Park Ave, Chieand, FL. Participants should be between the ages of 6-18 and still attending school. Show dates will be July 25-27 and August 1-3. For additional information please visit our website at SVPlayers.com or call 352/493-ARTS you may also contact the director, Laura Blanton at 352/221-3976 or email her at email@example.comSVP Meeting May 12 e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon. May 12 at 7 PM at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. Please join us to discuss current topics with the theatre and upcoming shows. Everyone is welcome; no theatre/acting experience necessary. Interested in volunteering at the eatre in non-acting roles you can help with set building or volunteering during shows. For more information, leave a message at 352/493-ARTS or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com., visit our website: SVPlayers.org or follow us on Facebook.e Chieand Crochet Club meets every second Monday of the month at the Luther Callaway Public Library at 5 PM. If you are interested in crochet and needlework you are welcome to join us.Senior Citizen Center Activitiese Chieand Senior Center is located at 305 SW 1st St. behind the Deer Camp Store on South Main St. Activities are FREE: Mon. and Wed., exercise at 9 AM.; Mon., Bridge at 10 AM.; Tues. and urs., Bingo at 9 AM to noon; Wed., Crafts at 10 AM to noon; Fri. Line Dancing 10 AM to noon. Shine volunteers stop by every third Wed. to help with Medicare questions and information from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Hot meals are served each weekday at noon. For more information call 352/490-7055.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 Come join us for Bingo every Tuesday evening at our smoke-free and alcohol-free Bingo Hall at 4200 S. US Hwy 129 between Trenton and Bell across from the Field of Dreams with doors open at 6:30 PM and games at 7 PM. Bingo Games are open to the public. Free coee is provided or during the cooler winter season free hot chocolate. Regular Meetings: Mon. Boy Scout Troop 406; Sea Scout Ship 406; Tues. Bingo; Wed. Cub Scout Pack 406; urs.American Legion Post 91; American Legion Aux. Unit 91 American Legion Post 91 is a non-prot, nationally accredited Veteran Organization. To learn more call 1st Vice Commander Rod Lacey at (352) 221-2352. FANNING SPRINGSGarden Club of the Tri Counties Meeting Apr. 29e April meeting of e Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 29, beginning at 7:00 PM. Our program for this month will be Gardening for Butteries and the importance of Habitat Creation. Our speaker will be Je Hansen from Florida Museum of Natural History and McQuire Lepidoptera Center. For any members that have not paid their dues, this months meeting is the deadline. Our dues are $10/ year. Just a reminder for anyone interested in hearing the program, or any of our programs, membership is not required for one to attend. Visitors are always welcome.Fanning Springs Disability Expo, May 10e Arc of Levy County, Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA), and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are partnering up to host the Fanning Springs Disability Expo in the Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist tri-county area. e event will be held on May 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Fanning Springs State Park. Other event partners include the three county commissions, local businesses, several nonprot partners, local providers, and other state agencies. e Expos goal is to provide a fun lled day for individuals with disabilities and their family members. FDOA has organized a SportsAbility Sampler, which includes many inclusive recreational activities such as bocce ball and sit volleyball. Attendees can also enjoy participating in prize raes, watching dance performances by Tacachale, and sitting down to a sack lunch from the concession stand. Attendees will also have the opportunity to listen to presentations, and learn about the various services that APD and other agencies can provide. Special Olympics will be providing the Special Smiles health screening for APD waiting list customers. For questions or more information, please contact Resource.Directory@apdcares.org.CROSS CITYDAV Auxiliary Eventse 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.
4B 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 Evening Worship 6:00 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pm451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282of 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.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming 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 Stealing a Few Parenting Techniques from the BibleA few years ago we were looking around in a local book store when a rack of novelty items caught my four year olds eye. Daddy, Daddy Look... he exclaimed, grabbing a handful of my pants leg. A little key chain with a tiny jewel encrusted box attached had struck his fancy. Whats dat? he asked. I snatched it from him to take a look. ere appeared to be something inside. I unlatched it and out came the smallest little book Id ever seen. With just the right squint I could make out the words on the cover, Holy Bible. Wow Joshua, I exclaimed, ats cool! I went on to explain to him in some detail everything I knew about the marvels of modern printing techniques. He listened patiently for those 13 seconds. Can I have it? Can I have it? he proceeded. It warmed my heart to see him valuing the important things in life, so with a beaming smile I turned the trinket over to see the price. No, I dont think so boy, I barked, snapping back to my senses, We got Bibles at home you cant read. I tossed it back on the rack and rambled o to punch around the store some more. What was I supposed to do? ey wanted $2.95 for that cheap little thing. Unfortunately, every time I came back around, Joshua was still standing there marveling over that little book. It was making me feel guilty, so nally I said, Come on boy. Lets get outta here. Dont fret, we didnt leave. rowing thriftiness to the wind, I let him trudge o ahead of me and palmed one of those high dollar key chains. Once at the counter, I laid it down and stepped back to await his squeals of gratitude. It mustve caught him o guard, because he just stood there with a bewildered look on his face. Isnt that what you wanted Josh? I asked. Uh huh, he nally managed coyly, Tank you Daddy. Joshua played with that thing all the way home. He mustve asked me twenty questions about the Bible on the way. What are da Ten Commandos? Does God forgib you when youre bad? Yada yada yada It was one of the most meaningful conversations wed ever had; all for the low-low price of $2.95. I was feeling like an awfully smart daddy. As I was tucking the boy in bed a couple of nights later I noticed he was still sleeping with that keychain. I was about to tell him how proud I was of him when I noticed another identical key chain on his night stand. Josh! I exclaimed, Where did you get this? His little face went pale. He ducked under the covers in a manner that all but conrmed my most dreaded conclusions. e little booger had pocketed one of those Bibles before he realized I was going to buy him one. My four year old was a Bible thief! For the next ten minutes I gave him the what for, complete with every scripture I could recall. He was really feeling bad, but I wasnt through. Get dressed boy, I said, Were going back to the store. Youre going to tell them what you did. My wife Angie, whod been ease-dropping at the door, nally chimed in. But its a school night, She reasoned, Cant you guys do it tomorrow? Nope, gotta do it right now, I fumed, ats how we teach him a lesson. I saw it on T.V. I dressed the boy and we sped o to reach the store before closing. I attempted to continue his guilt trip in the car, but he wasnt really cooperating. He seemed to have gotten over the whole issue. He kept asking me what he deemed to be more important questions, like, How long does it take to get to da moon? When we got to the store he did as wed rehearsed. He strode solemnly up to the young cashier girl and said, I stolt dis, I sorry. She smiled warmly and replied, Ohhh Well, thanks for being honest sweetie. Did you want to keep it? I tried to ag her down, but shed already succumbed to the charm of that cute little rascal. She did eventually agree to take my money for the keychain, but not before shed loaded Josh down with a wad of suckers big enough to choke limb chipper. Obviously she hadnt seen that T.V. show! Ive had a couple of years now to look back on that night and contemplate how my heavenly Father wouldve handled it dierently. Clearly He hates sin. He never overlooks it or tolerates it, but He also never beats you down after youve repented. His correction is always followed by encouragementand when He forgives, He forgets. (For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But Gods discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in His holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening-its painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:10-11 NLT) God knows whats best for each of us. Im convinced His response in little Joshuas case wouldve between somewhere between mine and the young cashier. But anyway In the end Joshua got to play with his new Bible keychain all the way home againjust like hed done the rst time Somehow I feel he mayve outsmarted me on this whole deal. -Guy Sheeld Church CalendarFish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church May 9Fish Dinner on Fri., May 9 at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall. Your choice of fried or baked sh, French fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and your choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits will be served. Adults $7, Senior Citizen Meal (slightly smaller portion) $6 and Children $4 (Under 12). Take out orders welcome. Come and join us for good food and a fun family atmosphere. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. May 21 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. BECKY LOU GOINS BASTOWOctober 14, 1938 April 4, 2014 Becky Lou Goins Bastow, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend passed away at age 75 on April 4, 2014 at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chieand, Florida. Becky was born October 14, 1938 in Dickinson, North Dakota to Louis and Grace Goins. As a child, Becky experienced several moves as her father was involved with the development of the railroad. Her childhood was spent in Montana and Oregon and teenage years were spent in Northern California. Becky graduated from Marysville Union High School in California in 1956. Soon after graduation, Becky became a Nurses Aide for the Sutter County Hospital in Sutter County, California. She continued her nursing career through the 60s and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was employed by WC Grants and St. Anthonys Hospital. In October 1969 she married Dennis and started their family. In 1974 Becky and her family moved to Chieand. After moving to Chieand, Becky continued her nursing at the former Williston Memorial Hospital in Williston, Florida. Becky also served as Sunday School teacher for many years at Hardeetown Baptist Church, as the Church Secretary at Bethel Baptist Church and as School Secretary at Suwannee River Valley Christian Academy. After her children were grown, she ran a home daycare called Miss Bs Busy Bees, where she kept babies and toddlers retiring appropriately with her two grandchildren. Becky was preceded in death by her grandson Jonathon Michael Bastow. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Bastow; daughter, Dennise and Bobby Warren; sons, Shane and Kelly Bastow, and Matthew and Kari Bastow, all of Chieand; granddaughters: Beth, Katie, Micaela, Jacqueline, Grace and Savannah; sister, Linda Johnson of Manhattan, Kansas; lots of nieces, nephews and, of course, her Church family and friends. e funeral service was held at Joppa Baptist Church on Monday, April 7th. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home, Chieand. For further information please call 352/493 -4777.BETTY JO HICKSBetty Jo Hicksof Plain City, Ohio, passed away at the age of 83 on April 14, 2014. Mrs. Hicks moved to Ohio several years ago to be closer to her family, after residing in Bell, Florida for over 20 years. She was a former member of the New Hope Advent Christian Church. She enjoyed country music and Elvis, owers, arts and crafts, traveling in her motor home with her husband, John Jackson Hicks, who passed away in December 2005. Mrs. Hicks is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry Allan and Linda Hicks of Plain City, Ohio; two grandchildren, John Hicks and Lori Sundbury; and three great-grandchildren: Ryann Hicks, Brenna Hicks and Brady Sundbury. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services of Chieand, Fla. 32626, 352/493-0050, is honored to serve the Hicks Family. Condolences may be oered by visiting our website at www. hiers-baxley.comJOSEPH B. SUMNER IIFebruary 3, 1947 April 15, 2014 Joseph B. Sumner II, of Balm, Florida passed away on April 15, 2014; he was born February 3, 1947. After graduating East Bay High School he immediately joined the Navy with 2 tours as a member of a swift boat team in Vietnam. He later worked for TECO as an IBEW lineman. Joseph was a 6th generation cattle rancher and founder of Tarzans Tree Farm as well as owner of Marians Sub Shop. He was the president of the Cracker Cattle Association and played a large part in preserving natural scrub lands all over Florida. Joseph was a true Florida Cracker with all the heritage and values of the original Florida pioneers. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents Joseph B. Sumner I and Marian Hansen Sumner. He is survived by his three daughters: Jennifer Median, Ashlee Sumner, Elizabeth Sumner and son, Joseph B. Sumner III. He was adored by his six grandchildren, all boys, who knew him as B-Pa. Visitation will be held at National Cremation & Burial Society Funeral Home formerly known as Lewers Funeral Home on ursday, April 24, 2014, from 2-4 p.m.. Funeral services will be Friday, 10 AM with graveside services at Fellowship Cemetery. A gathering will leave from the funeral home at approximately 9:40 AM with the funeral procession to Fellowship Cemetery where gravesite services will begin promptly at 10 AM. Obituariescontinued on page 5B
5B LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 388110 of the sale of 2010 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): TEFLA INVESTMENTS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 11, BLOCK 48, OAK RIDGE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 63/1 THRU 63/7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: EUGENE R. CARON, SR. 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 12th day of May, 2014, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 4th DAY OF APRIL 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Apr 17, 2014, Apr 24, 2014, May 01, 2014, May 8, 2014. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 398810 of the sale of 2010 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): TEFLA INVESTMENTS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 15, BLOCK 64, OF OAK RIDGE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 63-1/63-7 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: OSVALDO ACOSTA 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 12th day of May, 2014, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 4th DAY OF APRIL 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Apr 17, 2014, Apr 24, 2014, May 01, 2014, May 8, 2014. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 540910 of the sale of 2010 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): TEFLA INVESTMENTS LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 21, BLOCK 11, B & R SUBDIVISION UNIT #5, AS PER UNRECORDED PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: DAVID LEPAGE 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 12th day of May, 2014, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 4th DAY OF APRIL 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Apr 17, 2014, Apr 24, 2014, May 01, 2014, May 8, 2014. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of Certificate number 072511 of the sale of 2011 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): TIMBERLAKE, DARRELL LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT A-2: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NE1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 AND TRACT B-2: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NE1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ, FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ 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 12th day of May, 2014, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. DATED this 4th DAY OF APRIL 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: Apr 17, 2014, Apr 24, 2014, May 01, 2014, May 8, 2014. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 38-2013-CA000978 EMC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ANGIE L. RIVERA, A/K/A ANGIE L. FERRER, A/K/A ANGIE DIAZ, A/K/A ANGIE LISETTE DIAZ, et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JESSIE M. ROBINSON Last Known Address: 6090 S.E. 175TH CT., MORRISTON, FL 32668 Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 3, BLOCK 2, OF KING RANCH OF FLORIDA RANCHETTES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 42, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2002 FULL HOUSE MODEL #P5P35BA4 PALM HARBOR MOBILE HOME I.D. NO. PH0913140A/ BFL has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33309 on or before May 12, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 4th day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 17, 24, 2014. -------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2013-CA000048 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT C CARNES, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF MARY WARDLAW, DECEASED YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 336191328, telephone (813) 9158660, facsimile (813) 9150559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 10, BLOCK 9M, THE MEADOWS OF BEAUTIFUL BRONSON, INC., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO INCLUDE: 2013 GENA VIN GMHGA4090330072A #0089640561 2013 GENA VIN GMHGA4090330072B #0089640657 To include a: 2003 GENA VIN GMHGA4090330072A and 0089640561 2003 GENA VIN GMHGA4090330072B and 0089640657 If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at LEVY County this 8th day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) 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 appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled 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 preter@ circuit8.org Pub.: April 17, 24, 2014. -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 38-2013-CA001120 Section: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM F. HERN, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: WILLIAM F. HERN, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 612 NORTHWEST 9TH COURT, WILLISTON, FL 32696 DAYSY T. HERN, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 612 NORTHWEST 9TH COURT, WILLISTON, FL 32696 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Levy County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, PINERIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 612 NW 9 Court, Williston, FL 32696-1619 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 302A, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before May 19, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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 the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpretercircuit8.org. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 11th day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. ------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38-2014-CA000070 LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA CROWELL A/K/A GLORIA J. RANDALL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GLORIA CROWELL A/K/A WILBUR L. WOOD, SR.June 16, 1918 April 16, 2014 Wilbur L. Wood, Sr. of Gainesville, Florida passed away at the age of 95 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Clare Bridge of Gainesville Assisted Living Home where he had been a resident for many years. Wilbur was born in Limaville, Ohio on June 16, 1918. He graduated from Redlands High School in Dade County and attended the University of Florida. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Mr. Wood was a longtime resident, rancher, and farmer in Alachua County. Mr. Wood is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Juliet Babbit Wood; his son, Dr. Wilbur L. Wood, Jr.; daughter-inlaw, Barbara Overton Wood; daughter, Juliet Wood axton; grandchildren: Kristi Lovelace, Trey axton, Lisa Kinsell and Will Wood; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. ursday, April 24, 2014 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE First Street Gainesville. Interment will follow in Newnansville Cemetery in Alachua, Florida. In lieu of owers, the family requests memorials be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601; 352/376-5361.TIBOR NAGYMr. Tibor Nagy of Williston, Florida passed away at this home surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2014; he was 90 years old. Born in Hungary (Europe) he came to Williston 36 years ago from Frankenmuth, Michigan. He was a retired owner of a glass company. Mr. Nagy was a former Lay Minister for the Hungarian Reform Church in Michigan for 20 years. He loved gardening, reading and traveling but his top priority was his family. Mr. Nagy is survived by his wife, Sara W. Nagy; his two sons, Tibor Nagy Jr. and Robert Nagy; one stepson, John Koncz; one daughter, Pearl Lynch; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be at a later date. Knau Funeral Home Williston is in charge of arrangements.NORMAN FRANCIS GARRETTJanuary 25, 1931 April 17, 2014 Mr. Norman Francis Garrett of Old Town, Florida, born January 25, 1931, passed away April 17, 2014 from an extended illness. Mr. Garrett was born in Pleasantville, Iowa and attended elementary schools there. He later moved to California, continued his education and graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland, California in 1948. He retired in 1993 from Elliott Corporation in Jacksonville where he was a Gas and Steam Turbine Technician and a Master Machinist. He lived in the Yulee area for 29 years before moving to Old Town approximately 10 years ago. Mr. Garrett was a Korean War Veteran and a past member of the V.F.W., the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) auxiliary and had a private pilots license with a single engine rating. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cross City. Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by son Brian Shayne Buford; father, Frank Barnett Garrett; mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Haug Garrett; sister, Florene elma Hancock Garrett and brother, Garland Barnett Garrett. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vada June Ritchie Garrett of Old Town; daughters: Starrla Buford Bennett of Augusta, Georgia, Josephine Hancock Mericle of Tampa, Dawn and Michelle Garrett, both of California; son, Darrin Buford of Yulee; granddaughters, Tabatha Pearson Treager of Fayetteville, NC (Ft. Bragg) and Cheyenne Buford from Yulee; grandsons: Jedediah Pearson and Quintin Pearson of St. Augustine, Jackie Pearson of Folkston, Georgia, Caleb Mericle of Tampa, Anthony Eubanks and Dakota Eubanks of Tampa, and Shayne Buford of Yulee; and a number of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services and interment will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. with full military honors at a later date. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.MARTHA SMITH GULICKMrs. Martha Smith Gulick, formerly of Suwannee, Florida, passed away on ursday, April 17, 2014 at her home in e Cove at Tavares Village, Tavares, Florida, where she has lived for the past 11 years. Prior to moving to Tavares, she and her husband, Jim Gulick, lived in Suwannee for 23 years. ey served as Republican State Committeeman and Committeewoman for Dixie County for 17 years. She was a member of Mid Lakes Christian Church in Tavares. continued on page 7BObituaries continued from page 4B
6B LEGAL NOTICESGLORIA J. RANDALL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROXANNA J. LEE A/K/A ROXANNA LEE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROXANNA J. LEE A/K/A ROXANNA LEE Last Known Address: 11550 NE 83RD PL BRONSON, FL 32621 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 79A, REPLAT OF FOREST PARK UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1990 CHAD MOBILE HOME BEARING ID #GAFLK05A15995CW & GAFLK05B15995CW. a/k/a 11550 NE 83RD PL BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 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. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) DANNY SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000625 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-4, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN LUCZAK AND CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 22, 2014, and entered in 38-2012-CA000625 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-4, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, is the Plaintiff and BRIAN LUCZAK; CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARRIE JO BOATWRIGHT F/K/A CARRIE LUCZAK; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE are the Defendant(s). Danny Shipp as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Main Lobby, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00 AM on May 12, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 29, TRIPLE CROWN FARMS, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THAT CERTAIN 1994 SHADOW MASTER MOBILE HOME WITH VIN NUMBERS 146M8673A AND 146M8673B AND 146M8673C. 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 23 day of January, 2014. (COURT SEAL) Danny Shipp Clerk of the Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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 appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000838 LITTON LOAN SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. DAWNE E. RANKEN; CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION; FRANK RANKEN; UNKNOWN TENANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 9, 2014, and entered in 2009-CA-000838 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein LITTON LOAN SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and DAWNE E. RANKEN; CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION; FRANK RANKEN; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s). Danny Shipp as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Main Lobby, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at 11:00 AM on June 30, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 25 FEET THEREOF. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) Danny Shipp Clerk of the Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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 appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im paired call 711. Pub.: April 17, 24, 2014. -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013 CA 000103 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff Vs. DANIEL SIMPKINS; DEBORAH SIMPKINS; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 3rd 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 000103, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida. Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff and Daniel Simpkins; Deborah Simpkins; ET AL, are defendants. The Clerk of the 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, FL 32621, at 11:00 a.m. on this 12th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PART OF LANDS DESCRIBED AS PARCEL M.O.R.B. 0456, PAGE 251, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; LYING IN THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 35, AND RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 25 23 WEST, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID EAST ONE-HALF, A DISTANCE OF 712.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 41 13 EAST 1234.93 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 337 (100` RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 51 50 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 711.94 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 35, THENCE NORTH 88 41 WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY 1240.41 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. BEING ALL OF LOTS 44 AND 45, SHAMROCK ACRES, UNIT III, AS FILED PURSUANT TO LEVY COUNTY ORDINANCE #79-6 AND AMENDMENT THEREOF AND CONSTITUTES A TYPE II SUBDIVISION AS DEFINED THEREIN. Property Address: 7050 SE CR 337, MORRISTON, FL 32668 A 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 28th day of February, 2014. (COURT SEAL) By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. 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 appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled 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 Court Interpreting at Interpreter@circuit8.org Pub.: April 17, 24, 2014. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY. FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2010-CA000833 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ELIZABETH MATTHEWS A/K/A ELIZABETH C. MATTHEWS A/K/A ELIZABETH CHERISE MATTHEWS A/K/A ELIZABETH SMIT; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; VICTOR ALIZEA ORTIZ A/K/A VICTOR MANUEL ALICEA ORTIZ; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on April 8, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG THE SECTION LINE; S 00 W, 1158.58 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST, 399.23 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN EAST, 88.94 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 150 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 88.94 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3, BLOCK 7, B & R UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, UNIT 5, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 MERITT DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING VIN # FLHMLCB139118120A, TITLE #75779210 AND VIN # FLHMLCB139118120B, TITLE #75779211. a/k/a 14060 N.E. 48TH ST., WILLISTON, FL 32696 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, the BOCC meeting room of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, on June 30, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 11 day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO PAR TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT (352) 374-3639 OR VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800955-8771. Pub.: April 24, May 1, 2014. ------------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-2013-CA000001 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM A. ALFORD, DEBORAH N. ALFORD; STEVE J. SANBORN; KELLY C. SANBORN, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on April 9, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 21 AND LOT 1, BLOCK 22, TOWN OF OLD CHIEFLAND, THE SAME BEING IDENTICAL WITH THE SAME AS LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 21 AND LOT 1, BLOCK 22, MCKENZIES ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CHIEFLAND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: LOT 5-A, MCKENZIES ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CHIEFLAND, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THAT PORTION OF NW 12th STREET LYING BETWEEN LOT 5 OF BLOCK 21 AND LOT 1 OF BLOCK 22, AS PER PLAT OF MCKENZIES ADDITION TO CHIEFLAND, AS FILED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT: THAT PORTION OF NW 12 DR., A PAVED COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD AND LESS AND EXCEPT A PAVED LIMEROCK ROAD ALONG THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF LOT 5, BLOCK 21 AS ABOVEMENTIONED. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD RV, INC. MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) GAFL435A899895C21 & GAFL435B899895C21. and commonly known as: 1408 NW 12TH DRIVE, CHIEFLAND, FL 32626; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse Court Street, Bronson, FL, on August 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 14th day of April, 2014. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Danny J. Shipp By: LaQuanda Latson /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 13-CA-021 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH3, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH3, Plaintiff, vs. ELRIA D. STRICKLAND; CHASE BANK USA, N.A.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELRIA D. STRICKLAND; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of February, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13-CA-021, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH3, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH3 is the Plaintiff and ELRIA D. STRICKLAND; CHASE BANK USA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A BRYANT COWART; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, IN THE LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE ON MONDAYS, 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, BRONSON, FL 32621, 11:00 AM on the 12th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 36 AND 37, BLOCK 5, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, 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. Under the American with
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Barbecue site Crossword Puzzle LEGAL NOTICESDisabilities 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 the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org Dated this 17 day of April, 2014. By: Carri L. Pereyra /s/ Choice Legal Group, P.A. P.O. Box 9908 Fort Lauderdale, FL 333109908 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 email@example.com Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. -----------IIN THE CIRCUIT COURT TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2014-DR000214 Division: YUMMA LATHERS, Petitioner and RONALD LATHERS Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: RONALD LATHERS Last Known Address: 1063 Moosehead Drive Oranze Park, FL 32065 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on YUMMA LATHERS, whose address is 131 NE 9th Street, Williston, FL 32696, on or before April 30, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court, Danny J. Shipp, at Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 before service on Petitioner or im mediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon re quest. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 26, 2014. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sue Smith /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 ---------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014-CP000031 DIVISION: IN RE: ESTATE OF BETHANY A. CORK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETHANY A. CORK, deceased, whose date of death was February 6, 2013, 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, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court ON OR BEFORE THE DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER 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 PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is April 17, 2014. Personal Representative: JOHN MICHAEL CORK 1149 Barberry Court Downers Grove, IL 60515 Attorney for Personal Representative: A. HAMILTON COOKE, ESQ. Florida Bar No: 110757 Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball 501 Riverside Avenue, Suite 600 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 (904) 356-2600 Email: hcooke@ fishertousey.com Pub.: April 17, 24, 2014. -------NOTICE OF PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received Environmental Resource permit application number 694927 from Tidewater Trucking, Inc., 1625 SW 7th Street, Williston, Florida and City of Williston, 50 NW Main St., Williston, Florida 32696. Application received: April 2, 2014. Proposed activity: Maintenance, Parking and Dispatching for a Commercial Trucking Business. Project name: Building Addition, Paving and Drainage Improvements. Project size: 8.73 acres. Location: Section 12, Township 13 South, Range 18 East, in Levy County. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic preserve: No. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the Tampa Service Office, 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 336376759. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of intended agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regulation Performance Management Department, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the Districts website at www.watermatters. org. The District does not discrimi nate based on disability. Anyone requiring accom modation under the ADA should contact the Regula tion Performance Manage ment Department at (352)796-7211 or 1(800)4231476, TDD only 1(800)2316103. Pub.: April 24, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Bronson Town Council will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 P.M. at the town council chambers located in the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building at 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, Fl. The purpose of the meeting is to invite public comment on the proposed construction of a multi-purpose building at the James H. Cobb Park. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286-0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the Town Clerk at (352) 4862354 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. ------------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TAKE NOTICE that the Bronson Town Council will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 6:00 7:00 P.M. at the town council chambers located in the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building at 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, Fl. The purpose of the meeting is to invite public comment on the proposed construction of a cell tower at the James H. Cobb Park. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286-0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the Town Clerk at (352) 4862354 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. Pub.: Apr. 24, May 1, 2014. -----------JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County email advertising@ levyjournal.com BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up Mrs. Gulick was preceded in death by her husband Jim Gulick. She is survived by her daughter Tika Gulick and two nieces, Genvieve Smith and Tirrill (Tom) Colberg. A memorial service will be held at the Cove in Tavares Village on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date in Keen Cemetery, Suwannee, Fla. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.DONALD O. MATHISDecember 26, 1935 April 20, 2014 Donald O. Mathis passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Chieand, Florida. Donald was born on December 26, 1935 in Chieand to Jack Mathis and Hattie omas Mathis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and retired with the Division of Forestry. Mr. Mathis was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Bradley Mathis and a sister, Nell Hutchinson. He is survived by his wife, Moena Watson Mathis of Trenton, Florida; a daughter, Cindy (Jerry) Driggers of Trenton; a son, Brady Mathis of Trenton; two sisters, Nancy (Richard) Stone and Debbi (Gerald) Lanier, both of Trenton; a brother, Earl Mathis of Chieand; four grandchildren and ve greatgrandchildren. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Lindsey ociating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:008:00 P.M. at Watson Funeral Home. In lieu of owers donations may be made to: Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Chieand, FL. 32626 Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson Funeral Home inTrenton, FL. 32693; 352/463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.comVIDA FAYE WEEKSAugust 20, 1934 April 20, 2014 Vida Faye Weeks passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice Care Center in Chieand, Florida. Vida was born on August 20, 1934 in Zephyrhills, Florida to Henry Taylor and Mildred Smith Taylor. She was a lifelong resident of Dixie County, a member of Suwannee Fellowship Church in Suwannee and she was retired from the Dixie County School Board where she was a bookkeeper. Mrs. Weeks was preceded in death by her husband, M.J. Weeks, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila (Roger) Watson of Cross City; a son, Mike (Deloris) Weeks of Suwannee; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Town with Pastor Jim Hurst and Dr. Michael Lowery ociating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:008:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home. Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson Funeral Home in Trenton, FL. 32693; 352/463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www.watsonfhtrenton.comObituaries continued from page 5B
COUNTRY FRIED STEAK AND GRAVYSteak: 4 (about 4oz each) cubed steak Salt Pepper Onion Powder 1 cup all-purpose our Oil Gravy: 2 bouillon cubes 2 cups cold water Leftover our Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and onion powder on both sides of each steak. Dredge steak in our until completely covered on both sides (save the our for future use). is gives the steaks a light coating for a heavier coating rst dredge in a beaten egg, then the our. Put enough oil in fry pan to cover bottom of pan. Gently place each steak, side by side, in the hot oil. Fry steaks 3-4 minutes on each side until coating is a nice brown. Remove steaks from pan and place on paper towel. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the oil from the pan, and save the crust droppings. Microwave the 2 bouillon cubes in 1/4 cup of water until dissolved. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the our in the fry pan and scrape up any browned crust droppings from the bottom of the fry pan. Add the bullion to the pan. Add the remaining our to the 2 cups of cold water. Whisk to ensure no lumps. Add this to the fry pan and again whisk the mixture. Add more water or our to the mixture until you achieve desired consistency. When gravy is hot and ready, add the steaks and turn to simmer on low heat. Let meat remain in gravy until served. BISCUIT DONUTS I tube biscuits (any brand but Grands) Oil Powdered Sugar Sugar/Cinnamon Heat oil to 350 degrees in fryer or fry pan. Separate the biscuits onto a cutting board or hard surface. Using a donut holer or any type of small opening jar (I often use a meduim size pill bottle, the opening is perfect) cut a hole in the middle of each biscuit. Separate hole from donut. Drop donut into hot oil making sure not to put too many donuts into the pan at once. Donuts need room to swim. Place fried donuts on paper towels to soak up any oil. When donuts are somewhat cool, but still warm, shake them in a zip[ lock bag of either powdered sugar or sugar/cinnamon mixture. ese are wonderful served right out of the sugar bag!PennysRecipes Welcome to the kitchen! Penny Lofton, mother of six and grandmother of 12, is always in the kitchen cooking up some homemade goodness trying out new recipes and dusting o old ones! Come on in....lets get cooking!www.facebook.com/pennysrecipes A man (center of photo) works near the top of a new communications tower at the Levy County Sheris Oce. The tower was toppled last year when it was hit by a vehicle. The tower was nished the same day this photo was taken. The crane that lifted sections of the tower is shown on the left. A parking lot light pole is on the right. Note the treetops at the bottom of the tower. This type of work is not for the vertically challenged. Photo by Terry Witt. On ursday May 17, the Chieand Middle High Schools Middle Boys Baseball Team defeated Bradford 5 to 4 to win the SMSAC Championship. All the hard work and practice really proved that it pays and the CMHS Middle Boys team walked away with the trophy. submittedProudly pictured are the champion team front row l-r: Keegan McLelland, Payne Parnell, Jacob Pitts, Elijah Smith, Coby Beck, Seth Thomas, Briar Keene, Ty Corbin, Luke Reidy, Tyler Wood, Kaiden Baker And back row, l-r: Asst. Coach Jamie Osteen, Kelby Osteen, J.J. Guyton, Brandon Bowers, Landon Kennedy, Asst: Coach Adam Burton, Wyatt Hammond, Josh Webber, Clayton Aldrich, Head Coach Pat Burton. CMHS Middle School Boys Baseball Team Are SMSAC CHAMPS Chieand Students of the Month Honored by CommissionersChieand City Commissioners recognized their Students of the Month for March at the April 14 commission meeting. Commissioner Rollin Hudson made the presentations Hailey McCain a 5th grader at Chieand Elementary School and daughter of Herman and Lauren McCain, was described by her teacher as an absolute joy to work with and to have in class. Hailey is a hard worker and very conscious about her school work and consistently pushes herself to improve and become a better student. She gets along well with others and is well liked by her peers. She is friendly, polite and respectful to both teachers and fellow students. She is a strong leader both in an out of the classroom. e teachers at CES look forward to seeing Hailey grow up and become a productive and respected member of our community. We know that she has a very bright future and will continue to make her parents, family and community very proud. Morgan Fisher an 8th grader at Chieand Middle School and son of Erin Fisher, was nominated by the 8th grade teachers. Morgan is a very intelligent, kind young man. He is always very quiet and during his spare time he enjoys reading.Chieand City Commissioner Rollin Hudson presents Student of the Month awards to Hailey McCain and Morgan Fisher. Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Set e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. e season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15. Starting the season the Saturday before Memorial Day will provide recreational red snapper shing through an important holiday weekend, helping attract more visitors and bringing economic benets to our coastal communities. e federal season is currently projected to be 11 days long, starting June 1 and remaining open through June 11. is season is subject to change depending on projections by NOAA Fisheries for when the recreational red snapper quota may be caught. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end, out to about 200 nautical miles. e daily bag limit will remain 2 per person in state and federal waters. To learn more about this agenda item, visit MyFWC.com/Commission and click on Commission Meetings. To learn more about recreational red snapper shing in the Gulf of Mexico, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Snapper. A low hanging storm cloud sweeps past Bronson Saturday afternoon about 5:45 p.m. High winds damaged a portion of the Archer area at about the same time this cloud moved over Bronson. Photo by Terry Witt.