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Williston Audit 1B Busted 3A VACare=ObamaCare 4A Schools New Tech 1B Longleaf Pine Program 1B Scholarships 8B By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterDogs and kids are generally a good match. With few exceptions, kids love friendly dogs. But service dogs are not like pet dogs. ey may be cute and cuddly, but they are actually working dogs. Teaching children the dierence between service dogs and pet dogs, and showing the kids how the dogs work with their owners was the goal of the April 14 presentation at Bronson Elementary School. Kids for K-9 is a program aimed at raising awareness about service dogs among children. Service dogs are working dogs that can legally accompany their owners anywhere they go including restaurants, hair salons and stores. Children and adults are not supposed to pet a service dog without permission of their owner. After the program concluded at Bronson Elementary School, the owners allowed petting of the dogs. e kids happily petted Honey and Sola. ere are dierent types of service dogs. Honey is a medical service dog for her owner Michael Gaither. He demonstrated how Honey can pick a penny or a piece of paper o the oor. e kids applauded enthusiastically. Sola is a pet therapy dog, a real love bug. She goes to nursing homes and hospice facilities and allows people to pet her. Police K-9s are also service dogs. ere were no police K-9s at the presentation. Children were told that police K-9s are trained to protect their handlers and their vehicles and to catch criminals. Children and adults should never try to pet or feed a police K-9 without the handlers permission. No one likes to be teased or tormented, and that includes police K-9s. State law forbids anyone from teasing, provoking or attempting to intimidate a police K-9. Kids and adults are encouraged to treat them with respect. Search dogs can track a lost person and nd them. ere was no search dog at the presentation, but the students were fascinated by the idea that a search dog could nd them if they were lost in the woods. Donna Bushnell, Solas owner, told children to nd Bronson Students Learn About Service Dogs and How They WorkMichael Gaither with Honey, Kaye Gaither speaking and Donna Bushnell with Sola educate children at Bronson Elementary School about service dogs. Photo by Terry Witt.The 2014 Chieand High School State Softball Champions will be honored with a 4 p.m. parade Friday in front of the school. The public is welcome. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Council members received mixed reviews from their auditor Monday who gave them a good overall rating for the way the town is managed but warned them that water and sewer rates would have to be raised. Terry Kite of Purvis Gray & Co. said the water and sewer department has a decit of $190,752 because the revenues are not high enough to pay for operations or fund future replacement of worn out equipment. Kite said water and sewer revenues for the 2012-13 were $239,000 compared to expenses of $337,000. He said the biggest part of the decit was lack of revenue to cover depreciation of equipment. As equipment ages it loses value and eventually must be replaced. e rates are supposed to cover replacement costs. e town has no immediate plans to raise water and sewer rates. Bronson will soon begin building a sewer system expansion. It has received a $1,596,000 loan and a $1,269,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. e loan will be one of the largest long-term debts the town has taken on in many years. Bronson has little long term debt at this time. In her response to the audit, Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said the town restructured utility rates By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterInterim Bronson Fire Chief Dennis Russell is rapidly building a volunteer force of reghters and says he now has the personnel to respond to Bronson res during the daylight hours seven days a week. Russell told the Bronson Town Council Monday that 20 to 22 volunteers work for Bronson Fire Rescue and the department is continuing to grow as he rebuilds following the resignation of former Chief Je DiMaggio. He commended Clerk Kellie Brettel, Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson and Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford for giving him the support he needs to rebuild the department. As part of Mondays re department discussions, town council members voted to take federal taxes out of reghter pay as a favor to them. Otherwise the reghters have to keep track themselves. e council voted to give Russell permission to convert a low mileage pickup truck into a rapid response vehicle to reduce the time it takes for continued on page 8A continued on page 3A continued on page 3A continued on page 3A By Terry WittSenior Staff Writer Judith Hall didnt get any help from the Levy County Commission Tuesday when she asked for help with ooding of her property in Lake Johnson Estates, but it wasnt the rst time. Hall lives along a ditch that the county mosquito control district once maintained with permission from individual landowners, but the county no longer claims any responsibility for the ditch, which runs through private property. Hall said recent heavy rains caused the worst ooding on the property since they have owned the land. e ditch overowed. If we get into the rainy season were really going to be in trouble, she said. Commission Chairman Ryan Bell repeated statements he made to Hall in earlier commission meetings that the county is waiting for Bronson to complete a storm water master plan before it makes any decision on the issue. Bell said the nal solution is likely to involve some responsibility on the part of Hall and her husband as landowners along the ditch, but he said the county could reach out to Bronson. He said thats all commissioners can do at this point. Longtime residents and old newspaper stories say the ditch was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of an economic recovery program during the Great Depression. In later years, county mosquito control occasionally removed blockages when the ditch lled with sediment. Permission from private property owners along the ditch was needed for the maintenance. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County Department of Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles revealed Tuesday that in 2013 there were 104 days when there were no ambulances in the county due to heavy call load, but he had little to say about the sensitive issue of placing an ALS non-transport unit in Chieand. Knowles spoke to Levy County Commissioners about the shortage of ambulances when he gave the 2013 yearly report for the LCDPS. He cited the departments accomplishments and told commissioners a seventh ambulance will soon be added in Fanning Springs. e department was two years old in August of 2013. Discussion about the ALS non-transport truck in Chieand was raised by a Journal reporter. e issue of whether the county commission should license Chieand to operate an Advance Life Support non-transport truck wasnt addressed directly during the meeting. Several related questions were asked by a Journal reporter during the meeting and again afterwards about ambulance services in Chieand. A public workshop between the county commission and Chieand City Commission is scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 3 at the Tommy Usher Center in Chieand to discuss whether to allow Chieand Fire Rescue to operate an ALS nontransport unit. e Levy County Commission holds the state license to operate emergency medical services in the county. e Public Safety Director Says Ambulances Were Sometimes in Short Supply in 2013continued on page 5AWHS Red Devils To Make Baseball History Tuesday Nighte Williston High School baseball team and half the city of Williston was headed to Fort Myers Tuesday night to watch the Red Devils compete for its rst state championship in 91 years. Williston defeated Paxton 4-0 in the seminal game Monday behind the pitching of Austin Langworthy, a talented sophomore who threw his sixth shutout of the year. e Red Devils were scheduled to take on Chipley in the state championship game. Williston carried a record of 24-4 into the game. Chipley was 23-7. Bronson Rapidly Rebuilding Fire Department with Town Support Bronson Area Property Owner Pleads for County Help with Flooding Audit Says Bronson Must Raise Water and Sewer Rates
2A Circuit Judge William Davis sentenced defendants to state prison time and probation on May 7 and 14. e following defendants were sentenced on May 7: David Brian Fulcher 50, Chieand, received 40 months in state prison and was given credit for 168 days served in jail after pleading no contest to grand theft III. Court records said the victim was in the hospital in September of 2013 when Fulcher broke into a shed at his home and stole a black and decker chainsaw and two portable nailers. Investigators checked Levy County Pawn and found that Fulcher had pawed the nailers and chainsaw at the pawn shop. Wakesha Melissa Jones 22, Lake City, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for 51 days served in jail after pleading no contest to grand theft III in connection with a theft at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chieand. Jones and a co-defendant picked up multiple items valued at $1,505 in the store on Jan. 14 and walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise after rst pretending to pay at the self-check-out area. Tracie Sue Nellis 43, Ocala, was sentenced to 12 months of probation for abusing two elderly patients with dementia by placing tobasco sauce in their mouths at Williston Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, according to court records. Nellis, a former licensed practical nurse at the facility, was terminated by the home, but denied involvement. She was originally charged with felony battery on a person 65 years or older, but pleaded no contest to battery.Investigators alleged Nellis and a male certied nursing assistant committed the acts on the night of March 28, 2013 using syringes without needles to place tobasco sauce in the mouths of the two vulnerable patients against their will. Valerie Sue Hudgins 67, Chieand, was sentenced to 12 months of probation after pleading no contest to violating an order that prevented her from having contact with a victim in a related case. Records said she parked across the street from the victims home within 500 feet of the victim and violated the no contact order. e following were sentenced on May 14: Kirkland Latroy Neal 42, Bronson, was sentenced to 30 months in state prison and given credit for 197 days served in the county jail after pleading no contest to drug dealing charges. e Levy County Drug Task Force sent a condential informant to purchase a piece of crack cocaine from Neal on three occasions in 2013 at a place known as the tree behind the Bronson Post Oce, known for crack cocaine smoking. e cocaine sales took place on May 20, May 23 and June 20. During the June 20 transaction, Neal invited the condential informant to sit in his car. He oered to let the informant smoke crack through a device known as a stem. e informant made an excuse why he couldnt smoke the crack, saying he likes to shoot crack cocaine. e oer to allow the condential informant to smoke crack is common among drug dealers who want to prove the informant is not working for the police. All three transactions were recorded on audio and video. Billy Blaine Santerfeit 28, Bronson was sentenced to 13 months in state prison and given credit for 285 days served in the county jail after pleading no contest to scheming to defraud, grand theft, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a cell phone to deal in drugs. He was given credit for 285 days served in the county jail. Court records said Santerfeit texted a Levy County Drug Task Force informant on July 2, 2012 about selling the informant three oxycodone hydrochloride pills. ey met at the Sunoco Gas Station on State Road 24 across from the race track where Santerfeit was paid $80 for the three pills. Part of the plea deal involved six cases where Santerfeit forged checks he had stolen from a woman. He received a total of $990 cash from the IGA grocery store in Bronson in 2012. e six checks were cashed on May 6, 2012, May 28, 2012, May 29, 2012, May 30, 2012, June 6, 2012 and June 12, 2012. Brian Hernandez 22, Williston, was sentenced to 364 days in the county jail followed by two years of community control and eight years of probation after pleading no contest to robbery with a weapon. He was given credit for 244 days served in jail. e robbery occurred on Sept. 12, 2013 at the Grocery Depot Store on Noble Ave. in Williston where Hernandez had worked. Hernandez walked into the managers oce and grabbed the manager by the neck before pulling a knife. When the manager attempted to pull away he was cut on the hand. At that point Hernandez began placing money in the bag he brought into the store. Hernandez then walked to the store clerk behind the counter and pushed her away. He placed money from the crash drawer in the bag and ran from the store with approximately $5,060 in stolen cash. e store manager recognized Hernandez because he had worked there previously. Alura J. Myers 18, Chieand, was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail and given credit for 127 days served after pleading no contest to burglary of a dwelling and grand theft in connection with a Dec. 13, 2013 burglary at the home of an acquaintance. e victim left home and locked her house. When she returned a few hours later Myers and another woman were seated on her porch eating and drinking. When Myers and the other woman left, Myers saw her home had been burglarized and someone had eaten food and stolen drinks from the refrigerator. e co-defendant told investigators they walked to the victims home to wash their laundry. While they were there, Myers said she had to go to the bathroom. She forcibly entered through a rear window to access the bathroom. She exited through a side door with drinks after 10 minutes. Myers admitted breaking into the home and helping herself to food and drinks in the home. David Benzanton 36, Inglis, was sentenced to 24 months of drug probation and to time served in the county jail on drug charges. A Levy County sheris deputy saw Benzanton at an Inglis home on April 20, 2014 and knew he was wanted on a Citrus County warrant for manufacturing methamphetamine. When the deputy approached Benzanton he was in possession of a black case containing four syringes and needles and a silver capsule containing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Levy County Arrest Report Jail Media Report for 05/12/2014 to 05/19/2014 ADDISON, SUMMER CHERIE, 21, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: WARRANT ARREST. ALBRITTON, DAVID CHARLES, 39, OF MORRISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 3. AUSHERMAN, BRANDON, 21, OF WILLISTON, FL: BURGL OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. BELL, DARIN MICHAEL, 41, OF FORT MCCOY, FL: OF COMMISSION OF CRIME. BENSON, BRIAN WAYNE, 41, OF MELBOURNE, FL: DWLSR; MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; POSSESS COCAINE; SCHEDULE I OR III OR IV HALLUCINOGENMFG. CASEY, AARON, 37, OF TRENTON, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF; ATTACH REGISTRATION LICENSE PLATE NOT ASSIGNED. COOK, GERALD EDWARD, 50, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PROB VIOLATION. DAVIS, WILLIE RAYMOND, 50, OF OLD TOWN, FL: GRAND THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE; BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE; DRUG. DELAFE, ANGELA RENEE, 46, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2. DUFFY, GWENDOLYN RACHEL, 52, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BRAWLING FIGHTING CORRUPT PUBLIC MORAL DECENCY; OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE. FOSTER, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL, 35, OF POMPANO BEACH, FL: NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. JOHNSON, COREY HAMPTON, 22, OF WILLISTON, FL: DRUG X 4; DRUG EQUIP-Levy County Sheris Oce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most WantedPOSSESS AND OR USE X 2; OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE; TAMPER WITH OR FABRICATE PHYSICAL; TRESPASSING OCCUPIED STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE; W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. JONES, LAVORIS DONTA, 28, OF ARCHER, FL: HOLD FOR COURT. KRUMENACKER, JESSE ALLAN, 23, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. LISSIMORE, JEANETTA ANN, 42, OF WILLISTON, FL: AGG BATTERY CAUSE BODILY HARM OR DISABILITY. MAGGIO, TODD ROBERT, 32, OF CRYSTAL RIVER, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2. MAYES, CURTIS, 53, OF BRONSON, FL: POSS MARIJUANA; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE. MCGEE, JAMES EDWARD, 43, OF TRENTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2. MCMANOMY, BRADLEY ALAN, 35, OF ARCHER, FL: DISORDERLY INTOX; RESIST OFFICER Strickland, Heather STARKE FTA LARC PETIT THEFT/POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE W/O PRESCRIPTION BOND $ 30,000 Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Capozzi, Michael INGLIS VOP BATTERY NO BONDFoxworth, Omar WILLISTON VOP SALE/POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BOND $ 15,000Jerram, Paula CHIEFLAND VOP POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE W/O PRESCRIPTION/ MAINTAIN DRUG DWELLING NO BONDSpears, Glen OLD TOWN FTA DRIVING WHILE LICENSE PERMANENTLY REVOKED/ MARIJUANA POSSESS BOND $ 300Sentencings from the BenchW/O VIOLENCE. MCPHERSON, NICOLE ELAINE, 32, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. ROBERTS, ANNA, 28, OF OLD TOWN, FL: HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY. SAPP, BARBARA, 43, OF INGLIS, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. WALLS, PAUL GREGORY, 57, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. INVITATION TO BIDBy School Board of Levy County The School Board of Levy County will receive sealed bids at the until 4:00 p.m., May 30, 2014 annual bids: Milk Products Various Categories of Furniture & Equipment Liquid Propane Motor Oil PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF CHIEFLAND WILL HOLD A JOINT WORKSHOP ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014 AT 6:00 P.M. TO DISCUSS THE COUNTY GRANTING A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NEED TO CHIEFLAND FIRE RESCUE TO PROVIDE ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT NON TRANSPORT SERVICES TO THE CITIZENS OF CHIEFLAND. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE TOMMY USHER CENTER AT 506 SW 4TH AVE, CHIEFLAND, FL. FRED MOODY COUNTY COORDINATOR If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. In ac -cordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommo dations to participate in this proceeding should contact the OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at (352) 486-5217, Bronson, Florida. Pub.: May 22, 29, 2014.
3A e Levy County Sheris Oce has responded to multiple complaints in the last ve weeks in the southeastern part of Levy County of 4 wheeled ATVs being stolen. On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Deputies again responded to this area after receiving reports of an ATV stolen from one home and a boat stolen from another. Utilizing some new investigative techniques as well as some very old ones, and after putting a few miles on their boots, investigators determined the general direction of travel taken by the suspects. On a hunch, they located the stolen boat hidden at a home approximately 5 miles away. Many hours and miles later, investigators identied three local juveniles, one 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds, responsible for all of these crimes. Four ATVs, a boat and one gun (with a combined value of $25,500) were recovered. Most of the Levy County Deputies responded to 10450 NE 85 Street in Bronson Monday night (May 19) following a tip. Deputies were told the occupants of this home were possibly involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Deputies arrived to nd Daniel Larkins, 4/17/85, the home owner; Richard Sanders, 4/20/89, and Ronald Kingsley, 1/13/90, preparing to cook up a batch of meth. Deputies observed all the precursor materials had been obtained with the exception of one ingredient. e three were waiting on this last ingredient to be delivered. Deputies also discovered a shotgun in the residence. Larkins was arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines and is being held on a $25,000.00 bond. Sanders was arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and tampering with a witness. He is being held on a $175,000.00 bond. Kingsley was arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. He is being held on a $125,000.00 bond. e fourth individual has been identied and a warrant for his arrest has been applied for with the State Attorneys Oce. is investigation was helped tremendously by the tip provided by a concerned citizen. LCSO encourages the public to contact the Sheris Oce at 352/486-5111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477 to report suspicious activity. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, Levy County Sheris oce. Meth Cookers Busted in Bronson Daniel Larkins Richard Sanders Ronald KingsleyLCSO Charges Teens with ATV Thefts and More items have been returned to the rightful owners. Charges for grand theft and burglary have been forwarded to the State Attorney on all three youths. submitted by Lt. Scott Tummond, Criminal Investigations Division, Levy County Sheris Oce volunteers to get to res in the Bronson area. Russell also updated council members on what he plans to do with new bunker gear he plans to purchase and how the Levy County Department of Public Safety has oered to assist him with bunker gear. Four paid county reghters work part-time for Bronson Fire Rescue. e town had planned to buy four new sets of bunker gear for those reghters, but DPS Director David Knowles has oered to let his reghters use county bunker gear when they are working for Bronson. e only caveat is the town must pay for any damages to the gear. e deal isnt nal. Council members voted to give Russell authority to negotiate with Knowles about the bunker gear. e four sets of bunker gear Russell is planning to purchase would then equip other reghters on Bronsons sta rather than paid sta from the county. Council members, in an unrelated matter, voted to send Bronsons safety chief, Jesse Baggett to re safety classes. e original motion limited the cost to $500 for the classes, but Councilman Berlon Weeks said Baggett is such a dedicated reghter there should be no $500 ceiling on expenses. A few minutes earlier, Baggett produced a $250 check that he earned by volunteering his time as a reghter. e money is paid by Wal-Mart through a special volunteer fund. Baggett donated the money back to the re department. Russell said Baggett earns $250 a quarter for his volunteerism. Part of the ditch lies within Bronsons municipal limits and part in the county. Bronson Councilman Berlon Weeks said one landowner has built a road through the ditch and blocked water ow in the portion that lies within the county. Jones Edmunds, an engineering rm, published a watershed evaluation report that identied how the water ows into the ditch from a six square mile area surrounding it, much of it swamp or wetlands. Weeks said the company is nearly nished with a study that will show that the ditch was designed to carry water out of Bronson to Chunky Pond and to the Waccasassa River. Once the report is complete, Weeks said he hopes to convince his fellow council members of the need to approach the county about maintaining its portion of the ditch. He said most of the Bronson portion still ows as it should, but may need limited maintenance.Bronson Area Property Owner Pleads for County Help with Flooding continued from page 1ABronson Rapidly Rebuilding Fire Department with Town Support continued from page 1A In her response to the audit, Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said the town restructured utility rates last year by implementing a monthly base rate fee and a conservation step rate increase, and she said rates will be addressed again before the federal grant funds are spent on the sewer expansion. After the project is completed rates will be reviewed on a yearly basis and recommended for increase based on the consumer price index. Unfortunately utility rates like taxes are more of a political issue and will take some time to get them to the desired level, Brettel said in her letter of response. e town council also saw a decrease in its main operating fund of $136,000 compared to last years budget and experienced a reduction of its operating reserves of $65,000 from the previous year. Part of the reason for the reduction in the size of the main operating fund was the hiring of Parks and Recreation Director Curtis Stacy, whose position is new to the town. e recreation department was previously run by volunteers. e audit was for the year 2012-13. e audit covered the year ending on Sept. 30, 2013. Kite also pointed out in the audit report that the town doesnt have enough sta members to assure oversight of the towns spending, but many small towns face the same challenge. In response, Brettel said the town purchased new utility billing software that reduces the potential for errors and risks. Kite reminded council members that he told them about the decit in the water and sewer fund in years 2009-2012.Audit Says Bronson Must Raise Water and Sewer Rates continued from page 1A Once again, the US Fish and Wildlife Service van pulledup to the doors of Cedar Key School to fulll the wish list of Science teacher, Raymond Powers. Box after box was unloaded from the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge van and piled onto a cart by Mr. Powers and his students. All this study and research equipment along with an earlier delivery in November is the result of a grant written and submitted by Refuge Ranger Darty, a former Florida teacher. Refuge management wants to help Science teachers get their students into the eld with the right tools; its an investment in the future of our planet. Even though our local National Wildlife Refuges dont charge an entrance fee, most Refuges do. e grant that funded these purchases was made possible through the entrance fee fund from Refuges across the country.just another benet of the National Wildlife Refuge System. After the delivery, Powers said, My students and I are very grateful for this opportunity. e USFWS grant will allow us to increase our science educational activities both in the classroom and in the Lower Suwannee Refuge. While much needed science equipment was purchased, some of the grant funds were set aside for educational eld trips to the Refuge next year. e Lower Suwannee and sta are a great resource that we plan to utilize more in the 2014-2015 school year. See picture on page 8A submittedLower Suwannee Refuge Continues to Fund Science Study
4A OPINION Michele MalkinCreators SyndicateWhen Obamacare operatives arent busy trashing the private health insurance market and squandering billions on useless technology, theyre busy ... being idle. File the latest example of government health care proigacy under Caution: Your tax dollars not at work. According to at least one Obamacare paper-pusher, employees at an application-processing center in Wentzville, Mo., are getting paid to sit around and do nothing. Investigative reporter Chris Nagus of the St. Louis television station KMOV News 4 spoke to the whistleblower. ey want to hire more people even though we still dont have work to keep the people that we have busy, the worker revealed. ere are some weeks that a data entry person would not process an application. e worker -or rather, shirker -also spilled the beans on how his colleagues are told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes. Another former worker at the processing facility added that the company is a JOKE! ere is nothing to do -NO WORK. You will not be surprised to learn that the company in charge of these Obamacare layabouts is embroiled in scandal -around the world, no less. Multinational tech management company Serco won a $1.2 billion contract with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid last summer to support the beleaguered Obamacare health care exchanges. (According to the latest estimates, nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer subsidies have now been squandered on inoperable or defunct health care exchanges in Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Maryland.) In addition to the oce in Missouri, Serco oversees Obamacare processing centers in Rogers, Ark., Lawton, Okla., and London, Ken., which are projected to employ up to 10,000 people. Not long after Serco snagged its billion-dollar Cash for Obamacare Shirkers contract, news broke in Britain of a massive probe of fraud involving Sercos parent company. e rm allegedly overbilled the government by tens of millions of pounds on a public contract to electronically monitor parolees. Investigators found that Serco had billed British taxpayers for tracking criminals who were dead or still in prison. Just this week, British watchdogs called on the U.K. government to ban Serco from any further government work. e company is also in hot water for manipulating a prison van escorting contract in London. And in Australia, Serco has been investigated and ned $15 million for mismanaging asylum detention centers across the country, where more than a dozen detainees have escaped and riots and chaos reigned. Will someone on Capitol Hill follow the lead of KMOV-TV and nd out what exactly Sercos shirkers are doing (and not doing) with our money? e see-no-incompetence Obama administration, for its part, has no worries, as usual. Serco is a highly skilled company that has a proven track record in providing costeective services to numerous other federal agencies, Medicare spokesman Brian Cook said in response to questions last year about Sercos integrity. Sercos American subsidiary is one of the largest federal prime contractors in the U.S., with oversight of our patent application and visa application processing systems, as well. Egad. Serco is just the latest in a parade of shady federal health care contractors -from fraud-riddled Seedco to feckless CGI Federal -who are ripping o American taxpayers. While the White House amuses itself with seles and hashtags, the Obamacare clunker keeps burning up our billions to pay donothings and destroyers. Its the slush fund from hell. Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.com. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION: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 1923Cash for Obamacare Shirkers Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateMany years ago, in upstate New York, there was a lady who was caught in a erce snow storm that produced conditions called a whiteout. ats when the snow is falling so thick and fast that all you can see in any direction is just sheer white. is lady wandered around in the storm, struggling to try to get home, but there was no way for her to know where home was. Eventually she collapsed in the snow and died -something like 50 feet from her home that she could not see. All too often that image comes back to me when I see so many people in poverty wandering o in all directions, either alone or following some of the many local or national messiahs -often not very far from a way out of their poverty but, like the lady who died in the snow storm, unable to see the way. Some years ago, a dear friend of mine took it upon himself to try to educate a young nephew from a poor and troubled home, taking the lad into his and his wifes own home, and paying for him to go to a private school. e boy was quite bright but he had problems that took up a lot of the time and money of my friend, who had a very demanding job, and could ill aord the time or money that he was spending, in hopes of giving this young man a better life. Eventually, after some years, the young fellow came to him and said that he wanted to go back home. He could handle the school work where he was, but found it both unsatisfying and unnecessary. He said frankly that he thought he could make it through life without that education, living by his wits, hustling in one way or another. Disappointing and even shocking as that story was, it was not unique. I have heard something like it from other friends who tried to help similar young persons, sometimes seeing them make progress, but then seeing them eventually lose their way and the whole heart-breaking eort come to nought. A couple of years ago, a friend in Chicago told me about a success story, where the young man was now in college, but only after a lot of complications that made it seem like that might never happen. Unlike the lady lost in a snow storm, who might with better luck have stumbled into her home in her wanderings, many young people in poverty today not only do not seem to know the way, but have many other people leading them o in other directions. Some of these other people are fellow youngsters with little experience or understanding of a wider world than the one they grew up in, and a short time horizon that seldom extends beyond the pleasures or excitement of the moment. eir shared ignorance may seem like knowledge. And, by the time experience in the world of hard knocks gives them some real knowledge, it may be too late. Where there is no father in the home, as too often is the case, adolescent boys may choose as models irresponsible people in the world of entertainment, or even in the world of crime. en there are the messiahs with a message. e most popular of these messages seems to be that all your problems are due to other people -people that the messiahs will help ght, in exchange for your loyalty, your money or your votes. What would be an analogy to the lady in a snow storm would be if she had someone leading her in the opposite direction from her home. en there are the well-intentioned people who imagine that they are helping, when in fact they are doing more harm than good. Some think they are doing young people in poverty a favor when they help promote the idea that their problems are caused by other people, rather than by knowledge and skills that they lack, but could acquire, if they put their minds to it and stayed with it. Some of the well-meaning people think that promoting young peoples self-esteem and being non-judgmental is the way to go. Some even make excuses for them, either explicitly or implicitly, by using such words as troubled youths or at risk young people. ey do this even when the youths are trouble for others, and a risk for those who encounter them, but are having a great time themselves, raising hell. ere are no magic solutions, at least none that I know of. Common sense, common decency, work and honesty are about all I can come up with. ese things are not fancy or new or politically correct. But they have a better track record than much that we are doing today. 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.COM Poverty and Snow StormsLetter from the EditorEvery day we watch as more and more atrocities unfold before our eyes shining a spotlight on the corruptness of big government. And the people are feeling the insecurity of it all. Everywhere you go there is an uneasiness and a feeling of something is coming that aint good. As I grew up in old America we just knew that the military always moved heaven and earth to save one of their own. Even the movies said so. en Benghazi. Where was the Commander in Chief and Secretary of State when the proverbial 3 AM call came through? ey arent saying. Now we hear that those who were there have been made to sign o on their knowledge and not tell us what they know. Inside I believe they wanted to help and some have said that very thing. Who stopped it? Just plain scary. Dr. Ben Carson who was the director of pediatric surgery at the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center for 39 years and is now in the running according reports for President of the United States made this statement on Benghazi: is should not be a partisan issue, because the implications of ignoring or prevaricating about the underlying mistakes will have far-reaching consequences. e United States has diplomatic establishments throughout the world, and if they can be attacked without consequences, it greatly diminishes our inuence despite any protestations to the contrary. When our top ocials make decisions to abandon our own people because they feel the situation is hopeless, they also abandon the concept of American exceptionalism and create doubt in the minds of all future military participants about the intention of their superiors to expend maximum eort to preserve their lives when they have sacriced everything for our nation. en we watched in horror as the IRS targeted certain groups who would be receiving political donations for campaigns. e IRS eorts to slow down the ability of these groups, most all of which were conservative Tea Party type groups, worked and many were unable to receive the non prot designation needed to allow the donations to be tax deductible. Carson said, Obviously, the IRS was used in inappropriate ways, or Lois Lerner would not have pleaded the Fifth Amendment. It is more than disturbing that the president of the United States and many in his party feigned outrage when the inappropriate actions of the IRS initially were exposed but now cannot lend support to a full and unfettered investigation of activities that threaten the very liberty of the American people. Now we have the atrocious VA scandal which leaves patriotic citizens with their jaws dropped open in disbelief. No matter when the cancer in the VA started the motivating bonus system has accelerated it to the point where VA workers are hiding waiting lists and making every eort to make the end result of a bonus justify the means they used to illegally receive the bonus. You would think that the high scale of pay and all the healthcare and retirement perks of working for the Feds would be enough. But it appears not to be to some. On our taxpayer dime to boot. is VA scandal left our veterans waiting for weeks and months to receive needed medical care resulting in some veterans dying from lack of care. According to Carson this could be a preview of the eects of ObamaCare once it is fully implemented. I dont see how it wouldnt be, Carson said, Its the same precursor. Why wouldnt you have the same result? Carson says the multiple layers of bureaucracy between physicians and patients in the VA scandal is just what should be expected in ObamaCare. It is the same bureaucracy. A patient, a healthcare provider: ats all you need, said Carson. Along comes the middleman to facilitate the relationship and it has become the primary entity. Carson says that in medicine, decisions are based on what has happened in the past, facts. In government, he said, decisions are based on ideology. So we wonder why in the world would anyone want to initiate such a system? Carson believes it is very intentional. He quoted Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of Socialism and Communism, in his speech at the Value Obama Tear Down that Wall between Doctor and PatientVACare is a Foreshadow of ObamaCare continued to page 5A
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This offer may be withdrawn at any time. ^Consult your tax advisor about possible tax benets. r f 4 area locations to serve you. 493.2571 www.ccbg.com/sale Public Safety Director Says Ambulances Were Sometimes in Short Supply in 2013 continued from page 1Amedical services in the county. e commission would have to authorize the ALS unit for Chieand. Chieand wants to permanently station the ALS unit at Chieand Fire Rescue for faster response times to medical emergencies. Chieand Fire Rescue often arrives well before county ambulances at medical emergencies, according to sheris oce dispatch records. Without a second ambulance in Chieand, Chieand reghters believe an ALS non-transport would save lives. e argument put forward by Chieand is that Chieand Fire Rescue paramedics operating an ALS truck with advanced life support equipment and drugs could stabilize critically ill or injured persons until the ambulance arrived. Chieand currently operates as a rst responder with Basic Life Support equipment, which means paramedics cant administer drugs or treat patients with an advanced cardiac device. ey must wait for ambulances. After Tuesdays meeting, Knowles was asked if he personally supports placing an ALS-non-transport unit in Chieand operated by Chieand Fire Rescue. He responded, Im ne. Asked what he meant, he said he would defer to the county commission. He said the commission would make the decision. Knowles also said he has not advised the commission in writing on his views regarding the ALS non-transport truck for Chieand. During the meeting, Knowles told commissioners LCDPS already operates two roving ALS non-transport trucks in the county. He said paramedic supervisors sleep at night at the Chieand and Williston ambulance living quarters with their units parked in one of the bays. But he said the units can be called to any part of the county in an emergency. When a county ambulance is stationed in Chieand, Knowles said the ALS non-transport unit is moved out. He said the idea is that the ambulance is equipped with ALS drugs and equipment and the ALS roving non-transport truck isnt needed. is frees the ALS non-transport truck to deal with emergencies at other locations in the county. Knowles was asked during the meeting what would happen if the Chieand-based ambulance and the ALS non-transport unit were not in Chieand and someone had a heart attack in the Chieand area. What then? Knowles said thats the challenge of operating in a large county. He said the county cant station an ambulance on every corner. Commission Chairman Ryan Bell said those were the types of questions that could be asked at the workshop. e Journals questions ended at that point as Bell moved on to other agenda items. e LCDPS administers a budget of nearly $8 million for re services and emergency medical services and has spent $309,000 refurbishing the former womens prison seven miles south of Bronson for its headquarters. Special assessments pay for the operation of LCDPS. Between 2011 and 2014, the special assessment for EMS rose from $38 to $119. e special assessment for re increased during that same period from $31 to $90. County commissioners increased the assessments. LCDPS was created in 2011 in part to bring about professional administration of EMS and the county reghting program. In 2010, EMS reported losing four paramedics. e primary problem was lack of pay. e county talked about hiring a professional administrator for each of the programs, but nally decided to place both under public safety. Knowles took over public safety on Aug. 22, 2011. e county commission adopted a resolution that gave him sweeping powers over EMS and re services in unincorporated areas of the county. LCDPS has established daytime re departments in Fowlers Blu, Rosewood, Gulf Hammock, and Montbrook as part of its eorts to beef up reghting in underserved rural areas of the county, but has been criticized for taking Fowlers Blu away from Chieand and with it the $35,000 in funding Chieand received annually. Fowlers Blu residents asked the county to take over its reghting. Chieand had provided day and night re coverage in Fowlers Blu and still responds to re calls in Fowlers Blu as required by its mutual aid agreement with the county. County Coordinator Freddie Moody claried one issue in an interview Tuesday after the meeting. He said Chieand donated land for the county to build a two-bay ambulance station on Park Avenue. But the county constructed the building. He said the decision to remove one ambulance from Chieand and one from Williston was due to lack of stang. He said one of the ambulances was shut down and the other was moved to Bronson to a more central location. But moving one ambulance out of Chieand and Williston, the two largest population centers, wasnt a popular move. He said there was outrage in Williston. e county commission talked about placing a Basic Life Support ambulance in Williston to replace the ALS ambulance that was taken away, but nothing came of the proposal. When Knowles took over as public safety director the county had six ambulances, as it does now, but he has shown no interest in replacing the ambulances that were taken from Chieand or Williston, nor has the county commission. Instead, the seventh ambulance will be stationed in Fanning Springs sometime later this year with county commission approval. e countys decision to create a Department of Public Safety hasnt lowered insurance rates for homeowners living in unincorporated areas. Insurance rates are often higher in unincorporated areas in part because there are no re hydrants and partly because fully equipped and staed re departments are expensive to create and maintain. Rural communities often depend on small volunteer departments for re protection. In the case of Rosewood, Fowlers Blu, Gulf Hammock and Otter Creek, the volunteer re departments ceased to exist. e county commission was tasked with nding a way to give those communities re protection. LCDPS established part-time re departments in the unincorporated communities it serves. e part-time departments operate only during daylight hours. By contrast, Chieand operates a full-time re department. Chieand has re hydrants and its insurance rating is much lower than the unincorporated areas surrounding it, according to Chieand Fire Rescue. Chieand still provides re protection to the town of Otter Creek, but LCDPS has taken over re services outside the city limits of the town. In his report to the board, Knowles said morale within DPS has noticeably increased. Internal committees have been formed to give the sta a voice in the decision-making process. In September, employees of DPS began receiving new uniforms. is has developed a level of pride along with increasing professionalism, he wrote. e third annual DPS Family Fun Day was held in August at Manatee Springs State Park. LCDPS members and their families brought a dish and came out for a day of relaxation. In September, members and their families met in Gainesville for an afternoon of bowling. LCDPS held its annual Christmas Party in December where the Employee of the Year was named. LCDPS attended several local events during the year to provide blood pressure checks and acquaint the public with EMS and re procedures and equipment. e second annual Public Safety Expo took place in June at the Bronson Sports Complex. e third Safety Expo was north of Chieand earlier this year. Knowles said he meets with re chiefs to discuss standardization and county budgeting. e Fire Working Groups consist of municipal ocers and Knowles. He said they meet monthly to exchange information and provide clarication, as well as to dispel rumors. He said the Levy County Fire Academy Class of 2013 took Fireghter II training in Citrus County. Levy County, through the Work Source Grant Program funded tuition for LCDPS reghters to take the class. Fireghters also gained knowledge in repelling, engineered re systems and other strategies and tactics. Graduation was held at Black Prong on July 1, 2013. Special AssessmentsFY TAX Year EMS FIRE LF2014 2013 119 90 25 2013 2012 119 90 25 2012 2011 76 40 25 2011 2010 38 31 25 2010 2009 38 31 25 2009 2008 75 31 25 2008 2007 75 31 25 2007 2006 75 37 37 2006 2005 75 34 37 2005 2004 75 27 37 2004 2003 75 20 37 2003 2002 75 20 37 2002 2001 75 20 37 2001 2000 75 20 37 2000 1999 75 20 37 1999 1998 75 20 37 1998 1997 75 20 37 1997 1996 50 15 37 1996 1995 50 15 37 Voters Summit in Washington. According to Carson, Lenin said, Socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a social state. Carson says this is why the Obama administration did not mind that the country was in a dicult economic situation when he stepped in because the whole purpose was to organize and implement Obamacare to bring about the ability to control the country. When asked about why he would bring such a thing up, Carson said, If you know anything about history, why wouldnt you bring it up. I have to tell you, you know Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery, Carson said. And it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government. It was never about health care, it was about control, said Carson. Which might explain why whistleblower, Lisa Lee, who worked in the VA clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado was suspended from the department when she tried to shine a light on the problem. She was asked to return later on the condition of no more whistleblowing, she said. According to Lee she was suspended for refusing to cook the books on wait times at the facility. Lee is a Navy reservist who is now on active duty in Hawaii. She and another VA scheduler were transferred from Fort Collins in March 2013 for refusing to hide wait times. She was transferred to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and received a pay cut. ey had to punish us, they had to make us an example to the other (schedulers), Lee said. So is this the agenda for federal healthcare? If so, I am not interested. Kathy Hilliard, Editor Obama Tear Down that Wall between Doctor and Patient continued from page 4A
6A Bronson Councilman Aaron Edmondson presents Student of the Month Awards to Jarius Thomas and Tiana Stacy. Photo by Terry Witt. Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented Student of the Month winners with their certicates at the May 6 city council meeting. Ryker Gauthier, son of Leo and Rhonda Gauthier, was nominated by teacher Michele Winningham. He is an 8th grade student at Williston Central Christian Academy and Ms. Winningham has taught him for the last three years. She said Ryker shows a great discipline in his school work and has maintained at least the A/B honor roll or above. Winningham said she can count on Ryker to help when called upon in many areas of the school from helping to move equipment to helping students in the classroom. He shows great leadership when leading his peers in activities or competition. He is a natural in math and loves playing sports of all kinds. She looks forward to seeing how this young man will be used in the adult world of life. He has developed skills already beyond his peers in judgment and discipline. She said her hope and prayer is that he stays loyal to God and himself to be used to encourage, strengthen those he comes into contact with on a daily basis. Chase Eschbach, daughter of Julie Mroszcyk, was nominated by Steve Van Zwienen for Williston Elementary School. Chas is always helpful, has a great attitude, gets along with others and works hard. She is also a natural leader and can be trusted with jobs which require a lot of responsibility. Riley Battle, a 6th grader at Williston Middle School and daughter of Todd and Cynthia Battle was nominated by the 6th Grade Team. Riley is a lovely young lady. She exhibits thought and care throughout her work. She completes all her assignments by using her time wisely and eectively. e quality of her assignments and her attitude toward academic achievement remain consistent and is the driving force of her success. Riley has been on the honor roll each of the grading quarters and is a model WMS citizen that oers to help other students. Riley was a member of the WMS volleyball team. Emeli Hernandez the recipient of Student of the Month at Joyce Bullock Elementary School. She was nominated by teacher Ashley McFall. Emeli is a pleasure to have in class. Each morning she comes prepared and ready to learn with a huge smile on her face. Emeli is always excited to be at school. roughout the day she stays engaged and focused by participating in class discussions and completing her work in a timely manner. She consistently perseveres through dicult tasks throughout the day. Emeli has great attributes that allow her to be a positive role model for her peers. Emeli is so sweet, kind hearted and always willing to help a friend. She follows directions the rst time they are given and always follows classroom procedures. Emeli works extremely hard to improve her reading and math skills and has made huge gains in her uency and comprehension in part due to hard work, positive attitude and striving for success.Williston Students of the Month Honored by Mayor Hethcoat and Council Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presents Student of the Month Awards to Riley Battle, Chase Eschbach, Emeli Hernandez and Ryker Gauthier. Photo by Terry Witt.Chieand Commissioners Honor Students of the Month Chieand City Commissioner Chris Jones presented Student of the Month Awards for April on behalf of the commission. Ashari Bowers, daughter of Tiany Donaldson and a 4th grader at Chieand Elementary School, is an all-around student. She exemplies leadership in the classroom and always has a positive attitude. She is a hard worker and is someone the other students look up to and turn to for guidance. Trevor Hill, son of Regina Hill, was nominated by 7th Grade Teachers at Chieand Middle School. Trevor always treats his classmates and teachers with respect. He is hardworking, kind, polite and never makes excuses. He is always willing to assist others and will make sure others are taken care of before himself.Chieand City Commissioner Chris Jones presents Student of the Month Awards to Trevor Hill and Ashari Donaldson. Photo by Terry Witt.by Lisa Statham PosteraroYou could say we celebrated May Day once more at Williston Elementary School! On that day the 5th graders in the Enhanced Learning Program took a road trip to Gainesville! On their itinerary was a play followed by a two-hour hands-on science workshop. at morning chaperones Patty and Steve Grith, Melissa Boyd, Susan Liles, Scarlett McGowan, Tisha Moxley, Jim Owens, Catrina Sistrunk and Lisa and Jim Posteraro and the students attended the Hippodromes production of Shakespeares e Tempest. e Tempest was fun but a little hard to understand, said William Owens I had a lot of fun watching Caliban crawl around the stage, said Anna VanBlaricum. At the end of the performance, the actors hosted a 10-minute talk back so students could ask questions. Most of the questions were about the staging and costumes. Just a few blocks away at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, the group enjoyed lunch in the same room where the lab of Dr. James Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade, had been reassembled to look like it did in the basement of Shands. Soon we will be building a new facility across the street, and Dr. Cades lab with be moved [again] and put under glass, said Patty Lipka, program director of the museum. Lipka shared interesting information about one of her favorite inventors, omas Edison, as the group nished up lunch. She even had some of his inventions to show her audience toasters and curling irons! en the fun began! Everyones favorite part was when things blew up! (Yes, all participants wore safety goggles!) My favorite part was when Miss Patty tricked us into coming closer, and then the dry ice exploded all over us! said Trinity Peacock. Lipka was demonstrating what happens during sublimation, when matter can actually be a solid, liquid and gas simultaneously. I also learned that a CO2 re extinguisher blown into a pillowcase makes dry ice! said Abigail Lowrimore. Anthony Grith liked the part when we [mixed] science snot [a monomer] with calcium chloride and made glow worms. Lipka added an ingredient which also made the polymer glow in the dark. I might put [mine] in the tank of my toilet. at would denitely surprise my sisters, said Victoria Stevens. Besides explosions and glow worms, Lipka lled the two hours with an assortment of other hands-on activities and plenty of information to commit to memory. When 2:00 rolled around, no one was ready to leave! Science in your messy lab was more fun than riding horses, which, by the way, is my favorite thing to do! wrote Emma Moxley in her thank you letter to Lipka. Did you notice how clean it was when we got there, and how messy it was when we left? chuckled Maclayne McGowan. Ive had more fun doing science with you than anywhere else, wrote Carter Boyd. roughout the summer, science workshops are available at the facility for kids of all agesand even some adult kids. For more information visit www.cademuseum.org. Fifth grade ELP students will be transitioning to Williston Middle School, where ELP is taught by Katia Cruz-Vera through science and social studies. Maybe another trip to the Cade Museum could be in their future! 5th Grade ELP Class Takes Final Field TripHippodrome, Cade Museum on itinerary Pictured after leaving the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville are 5th grade ELP students: Carter Boyd, Adam Sistrunk, Anthony Grith, Allie Liles, Taylor McDaniel, Emma Moxley, Victoria Stevens, Maclayne McGowan, Delaney Holcomb, Caroline Pudlo, Trinity Peacock, James Loock, Anna VanBlaricum and William Owens. Chaperone Tisha Neufeld observes as her daughter Emma Moxley uses the pestle to crush some dry ice in the mortar before doing the sublimation experiment as lab partners Allie Liles and Trinity Peacock look on. Bronson Council Awards Students of the Month JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com
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8A IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy CountyAnd theres no better place than the Levy County Journal. Contact us today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@ levyjournal.com or call 352-486-2312Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, May 14th at the Levy County Museum at 11050 NW 10th Ave, Chieand. We had a small group due to the rain. is neighborhood had 3.5 inches with an additional 1.75 on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Several old oak tree limbs fell in the neighborhood on our street fortunately no damage to was done to any of the homes Greg and the boys were out this week. We didnt get the quilt blocks nished; hopefully next week things will go more smoothly. e yard looks great and the owers have begun to bloom. is week, weve had visitors from Chieand, Bronson, Williston, Ft. McCoy and Wales. Were denitely o the beaten path, yet people from all over nd us. ey enjoy our swings and rocking chairs on the porch. Come out and visit us sometime. rfntbbb t b t rfn nbnff ttbb rrf rr r bbt ttb bb tb tb r rf nf tnbf rnf nbbf Wanda from Cedar Key made this adorable baby quiltCamp Blanding Memorial Day CeremonyAnnual event honors those who gave the ultimate sacrice. WHAT: Camp Blanding Joint Training Center will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony WHEN : Monday, May 26, 10 a.m. WHERE: Camp Blanding Museum & Memorial Gardens, near the main gate 5629 State Rd. 16 West, Starke, Fla. 32091 e Camp Blanding Museum will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony honoring those who died while serving. e guest speaker for the event is Colonel (Ret.) James Lamar Crawford, who retired with more than 37 years of service in the Army and the Florida National Guard. Crawford a native of Lake Butler enlisted in the Florida National Guard on December 13, 1956. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. on June 20, 1965 after attending the Florida Ocers Candidate School at Camp Blanding. After almost three years as a full time training ocer he volunteered for active duty in the U.S. Army and was accepted on June 1, 1968. Crawford is a Korean War and Vietnam Veteran who after serving more than 11 years as a Florida National Guardsman served more than 26 years on active duty. e Ceremony will include the traditional laying of the wreath and a 21 gun salute. a tree if they were lost and wait there for rescuers. When they hear a dog barking, dont run away from the animal. She said its the search dog alerting the handler that the scent has been found. Most of the questions from students centered what might happen if they were lost. What if I see a snake? one student asked. Bushnell advised students to leave snakes alone. ey will probably slither away on their own. e Southern Chapter of the U.S. War Dogs Association is a sponsor of the All-Volunteer Kids for K9s Program, raising awareness of the services of Hero Dogs for children in Levy County schools. Team members for Kids for K9s include Gaither and his medical service dog, Honey the wonder dog; Bushnell and her therapy service dog Sola; Judy igpen and her search and rescue dog, Kylee; Louise Ballinger and her medical service dog, Dalen; Angie Korab and her medical service dog, Hannah; Kaye Gaither, wife of Michael Gaither; team member Barbara Snow, executive director of US War Dogs Association, Southern Chapter and team member and supporter Vondla Sullivan, volunteer coordinator for Haven Hospice. Dogs included in the program are U.S. Military Working and Military War Dogs, municipal and federal law enforcement K-9 dogs, medical service dogs, search, rescue and human remains detection dogs and arson investigation dogs. Honey the wonder dog is petted by third graders after the presentation at Bronson Elementary School. Her owner, Michael Gaither, was close by Honey as she interacted with the enthusiastic children. Photo by Terry Witt. Therapy dog Sola walks up to three third graders and allows herself to be petted as owner Donna Bushnell watches. Photo by Terry Witt.Bronson Elementary School third through fth graders listen attentively to the presentation about service dogs. Photo by Terry Witt.Bronson Students Learn About Service Dogs and How They Work continued from page 1A Pictured left to right: Mike Shewey, Cody Beckham, Dylan Clayton, Jacquelyn Slaughter, Ben Miller, Emily Colson, Kit Riley, Tyler Rains, Ranger Darty, Principal Allen, and Mr. Powers. Lower Suwannee Refuge continued from page 3A
Williston Young Lady Graduates from Troy UniversityMs. Heather Forsythe of Williston, Florida graduated from Troy University in Troy, Alabama during Spring Commencement ceremonies on May 9, 2014 in Trojan Arena on the Troy Campus. More than 700 students representing 24 states and 14 nations took part in the ceremony. Gen. Victor E. Renuart, Jr., a Troy alumnus and former commander of NORAD and the United States Northern Command, delivered the keynote address. Congratulations Heather. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterVisitors to Levy Countys elementary schools have a surprise waiting for them in the front oce area. Its not an unpleasant one, unless you happen to be a sex oender or worse yet, a sexual predator. In an era when children are victimized by sex oenders, the Levy County School District established a visitor management system several years ago that identies known sex oenders in the front oce before they can go inside the school. e Raptor system contains a data base of all registered sex oenders and predators in the United States. e schools ask visitors for their drivers license or government identication. e ID is placed in a small scanner next to the computer. Within a minute or two, the system ashes a message identifying the visitor as a sex oender or not an oender. An oender would be told he or she is forbidden to enter the campus and be among the children. All visitors to the front oce are screened through Raptor. e computer program prints a picture of the visitor and lists his or her destination within the school on a badge that is stuck to the visitors clothing in a conspicuous spot. Assistant Superintendent Je Edison said the program was started six years ago at Yankeetown School and Joyce Bullock Elementary School. It did what it was supposed to do so we expanded it to all the elementary schools, Edison said. Cedar Key was the last elementary school in Levy County to add the system. e system costs each school $480 per month. e system can be designed to screen for restraining orders, expulsions, custody issues and suspended students, but the Levy County School District connes the screening to registered sexual oenders. Most sex oenders will make the school aware that they are coming to the school campus. Its one of those tools when, if they know you have it, theyre not going to try, Edison said. Were not going to allow anyone on campus that is a sexual oender during the school day. ere were complaints when the system rst went online at Bronson Elementary School because of the number of parents on campus and the wait time. High Schools in Levy County are not using the Raptor system. Edison said high school kids will notify school authorities of any problem. e problem out there seems to be with the little fellas, he said. BES Principal Cheryl Beauchamp said the Raptor system has identied sexual oenders that came to pick up children. e parents didnt know about their status as a sexual oender. I told them they could not send that person anymore, she said. Darlene Corbin handles the front desk at BES and knows just about everyone that walks through the front door. She used to be the screener for the school. But the computer does the work now. Its almost as good as Ms. Darlene. She knows what child goes with what parent when they arrive, Beauchamp said. Beauchamp said the Raptor system has probably identied ve or fewer people who were registered sexual oenders who came to campus. I usually take them to my oce. I tell them my computer tells me you are a registered sex oender and you cant go any further, she said. If they dont have a child at the school they are not allowed back. e Raptor system has accidentally identied people as sex oenders who happened to have the same name as an oender. e school had to sort out who was who through ocial records. In one instance, Raptor said the person standing at the counter was a sex oender, but the person was of a dierent race. ose misidentications are few. Prior to the Raptor system, Beauchamp said she had to rely on a paper list of registered oenders. In 2004 during the hurricanes, sex oenders and predators were told to report to shelters. Bronson Elementary School was a shelter. e arrangement was awkward. e new arrangement is for sex oenders to report to the jail. Raptor is nothing more than a computer program, but it is an eective way to screen visitors to elementary schools. It wont stop the deranged individual from walking onto campus with a gun. But there is a school resource ocer working on campus who hopefully can deter such an individual. Beauchamp is sold on Raptor as tool for screening visitors. She said the parents dont mind. ey know what its for. Its comforting, she said. Elementary Schools Use Raptor to Keep Sex Oenders O CampusBronson High School Principal Cheryl Beauchamp demonstrates how Raptor works. The small screen on the right side of the keyboard scans drivers licenses or other governmental identication. A photo of the person appears on the screen. A message will ash on the screen if they are sexual oender. Otherwise, the visitor gets a badge with his or her photo shown and their destination on campus. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program. e sign-up period will run from now through June 27 and is available for non-industrial private forest landowners. Longleaf pine forests once covered a vast range from Texas to Virginia but that has been greatly reduced, said Commissioner Putnam. With the help of private landowners across Florida, we can work together to restore the environmental benets and natural beauty that come with this important natural resource. Longleaf pine forests are highly valued for their resistance to damage by insects, disease, wildre and storms. ey are also favored for their yield of high-quality wood products, biological diversity and scenic beauty. e goal of this program is to increase the acreage of healthy Longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida by helping non-industrial private forest landowners make the long-term investment required to establish and maintain this valuable ecosystem. e Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is oered for private lands in Florida counties located west of the Apalachicola River and counties adjacent to the Ocala or Osceola National Forests (map attached). e program provides incentive payments for the following: Improving timber stand Controlling invasive species Conducting prescribed burning operations Planting Longleaf pine Establishing native plant understory Conducting mechanical underbrush treatments To obtain an application form, contact a local Florida Forest Service oce or visit www.FloridaForestService.com. All qualifying applications will be evaluated and ranked for funding approval. is program is supported through a grant from the National Fish and Wildland Foundation with funding from the Southern Company, the U.S. Forest Service, e Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com.Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program Now Accepting ApplicationsApplications from Private Forest Landowners Will Be Accepted Now thru June 27 Williston Audit Shows Large Volume of Unexplained Water Leaks By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterWilliston received high marks from its auditor Tuesday for the management of city nances, but the only real black mark was a note that 29 percent of the water the city pumps is apparently being lost. City Auditor Helen Painter of Purvey Grey & Co. said the amount of water lost continues to worsen and has risen from 25 percent in 2012 to 29 percent in 2013 for unknown reasons. e Citys water department began noticing this phenomenon in 2011, through its monthly year to date line loss calculation, the audit report said. Further investigation was completed by the Citys water and billing departments; however, the underlying causes have not been discovered and resolved. City Manager Scott Lippman said the city may have gured out a major part of the loss, although he cant be sure at this point. ere may be a leak in the base of the citys water tower. Lippman believes the city has found a couple of small leaks. He said the re departments lling of re trucks may be part of the loss if the water use is not being reported administratively. And he said the city has a lot of old water pipes. My personal opinion; its not only one thing, Lippman said. Were trying to get to 10 percent loss. ats the industry standard. e Florida Rural Water Association is back in town to help with identifying leaks in the system. e association has access to sophisticated equipment that can pin down where leaks may be occurring. As it has in the past, the city transferred money from its electric utility to the general operating budget. e city buys electricity from Duke Energy and distributes the power to city customers. e city transferred $627,000 from the electric utility to balance the general fund in 2013. e year before the city transferred $837,000 from the electric utility to the general fund. Painter noted that the transfers mean the general fund is not generating enough revenue on its own to pay for city operations. e electric utility is used to balance the budget. e Williston Airports decit for 2013 was $100,000, a reduction from the previous years $219,000 decit. e airport received $3.5 million in federal grants. After Painters presentation, the citys budget expert, Stephen Blood of Severn Trent, gave the city high marks for the condition of the city budget. But Council President Jason Cason told Bloom he was told by continued on page 5B
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 22 Low 2:56 AM 0.7 6:37 AM Rise 2:25 AM 46 22 High 9:33 AM 3.3 8:21 PM Set 2:36 PM 22 Low 3:45 PM 1.2 22 High 9:39 PM 3.1 F 23 Low 4:03 AM 0.9 6:36 AM Rise 3:05 AM 35 23 High 10:28 AM 3.5 8:22 PM Set 3:36 PM 23 Low 5:02 PM 0.8 23 High 11:04 PM 3.1 Sa 24 Low 5:05 AM 1.1 6:36 AM Rise 3:44 AM 25 24 High 11:17 AM 3.7 8:22 PM Set 4:36 PM 24 Low 6:04 PM 0.3 Su 25 High 12:15 AM 3.2 6:35 AM Rise 4:24 AM 16 25 Low 6:00 AM 1.2 8:23 PM Set 5:36 PM 25 High 12:00 PM 3.9 25 Low 6:56 PM 0.0 M 26 High 1:12 AM 3.3 6:35 AM Rise 5:05 AM 9 26 Low 6:47 AM 1.2 8:23 PM Set 6:34 PM 26 High 12:39 PM 4.1 26 Low 7:42 PM -0.3 Tu 27 High 2:00 AM 3.4 6:35 AM Rise 5:49 AM 4 27 Low 7:29 AM 1.3 8:24 PM Set 7:31 PM 27 High 1:16 PM 4.2 27 Low 8:23 PM -0.4 W 28 High 2:42 AM 3.4 6:34 AM Rise 6:35 AM 0 28 Low 8:07 AM 1.4 8:24 PM Set 8:26 PM 28 High 1:51 PM 4.2 28 Low 9:01 PM -0.4Suwannee River EntranceTh 22 Low 3:14 AM 0.7 6:37 AM Rise 2:26 AM 46 22 High 9:39 AM 2.9 8:22 PM Set 2:36 PM 22 Low 4:03 PM 1.1 22 High 9:45 PM 2.7 F 23 Low 4:21 AM 0.9 6:36 AM Rise 3:05 AM 35 23 High 10:34 AM 3.1 8:22 PM Set 3:37 PM 23 Low 5:20 PM 0.8 23 High 11:10 PM 2.7 Sa 24 Low 5:23 AM 1.0 6:36 AM Rise 3:44 AM 25 24 High 11:23 AM 3.3 8:23 PM Set 4:37 PM 24 Low 6:22 PM 0.3 Su 25 High 12:21 AM 2.8 6:36 AM Rise 4:24 AM 16 25 Low 6:18 AM 1.1 8:24 PM Set 5:36 PM 25 High 12:06 PM 3.4 25 Low 7:14 PM 0.0 M 26 High 1:18 AM 2.9 6:35 AM Rise 5:05 AM 9 26 Low 7:05 AM 1.1 8:24 PM Set 6:35 PM 26 High 12:45 PM 3.6 26 Low 8:00 PM -0.3 Tu 27 High 2:06 AM 3.0 6:35 AM Rise 5:49 AM 4 27 Low 7:47 AM 1.2 8:25 PM Set 7:32 PM 27 High 1:22 PM 3.7 27 Low 8:41 PM -0.4 W 28 High 2:48 AM 3.0 6:35 AM Rise 6:35 AM 0 28 Low 8:25 AM 1.3 8:25 PM Set 8:27 PM 28 High 1:57 PM 3.7 28 Low 9:19 PM -0.4Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 22 Low 3:51 AM 0.7 6:36 AM Rise 2:24 AM 46 22 High 9:40 AM 3.0 8:20 PM Set 2:35 PM 22 Low 4:40 PM 1.1 22 High 9:46 PM 2.8 F 23 Low 4:58 AM 0.9 6:35 AM Rise 3:04 AM 35 23 High 10:35 AM 3.2 8:20 PM Set 3:35 PM 23 Low 5:57 PM 0.8 23 High 11:11 PM 2.8 Sa 24 Low 6:00 AM 1.0 6:35 AM Rise 3:43 AM 25 24 High 11:24 AM 3.4 8:21 PM Set 4:35 PM 24 Low 6:59 PM 0.3 Su 25 High 12:22 AM 2.9 6:35 AM Rise 4:23 AM 16 25 Low 6:55 AM 1.1 8:21 PM Set 5:34 PM 25 High 12:07 PM 3.5 25 Low 7:51 PM 0.0 M 26 High 1:19 AM 3.0 6:34 AM Rise 5:04 AM 9 26 Low 7:42 AM 1.1 8:22 PM Set 6:33 PM 26 High 12:46 PM 3.7 26 Low 8:37 PM -0.3 Tu 27 High 2:07 AM 3.1 6:34 AM Rise 5:48 AM 4 27 Low 8:24 AM 1.2 8:23 PM Set 7:30 PM 27 High 1:23 PM 3.8 27 Low 9:18 PM -0.4 W 28 High 2:49 AM 3.1 6:34 AM Rise 6:34 AM 0 28 Low 9:02 AM 1.3 8:23 PM Set 8:25 PM 28 High 1:58 PM 3.8 28 Low 9:56 PM -0.4Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson-/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 BRONSONBronson Town Council Meeting June 2e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be June 2 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.40th Reunion for Bronson High School Class of 1974, June 14Meet and greet your classmates from 40 years ago Sat. June 14 at e Gathering Table Restaurant, 116 North Main St. in Chieand when the Bronson High School Class of 1974 gathers for its 40th Reunion. Classmates will meet at 5:00 PM and have dinner at 6:30 PM. seafood buet or order o the menu. Everyone pays for their own meal. Dress is casual. Pre-order your Reunion T-Shirt by May 23. T-Shirts (blue with orange lettering) are $8 (S XL), $10 (XX) and $11 (XXX). Make checks payable to Donna Eeren Cohoon and mail to P.O. Box 765, Bronson, FL 32621. Class of 74 Reunion is open to all BHS 74 graduates and anyone who went to school with the class but did not graduate at BHS. Please spread the word of the reunion. For more information, check out the Facebook page at Bronson High School Class of 1974 or contact: Donna Eeren Cohoon 352/210-7604; Buddy Luke 352/318-3952; Diane Mikell Price 352/316-4474; Doris Mongo Strong 352/415-5108 or Je Williams 352/493-2157.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Bronson Town Council Meeting June 2 e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be June 2 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.40th Reunion for Bronson High School Class of 1974, June 14Meet and greet your classmates from 40 years ago Sat. June 14 at e Gathering Table Restaurant, 116 North Main St. in Chieand when the Bronson High School Class of 1974 gathers for its 40th Reunion. Classmates will meet at 5:00 PM and have dinner at 6:30 PM. seafood buet or order o the menu. Everyone pays for their own meal. Dress is casual. Pre-order your Reunion T-Shirt by May 23. T-Shirts (blue with orange lettering) are $8 (S XL), $10 (XX) and $11 (XXX). Make checks payable to Donna Eeren Cohoon and mail to P.O. Box 765, Bronson, FL 32621. Class of 74 Reunion is open to all BHS 74 graduates and anyone who went to school with the class but did not graduate at BHS. Please spread the word of the reunion. For more information, check out the Facebook page at Bronson High School Class of 1974 or contact: Donna Eeren Cohoon 352/210-7604; Buddy Luke 352/318-3952; Diane Mikell Price 352/316-4474; Doris Mongo Strong 352/415-5108 or Je Williams 352/493-2157.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 WILLISTONWilliston 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.OCALAOcala Civic Theater PerformancesPerformances of Camelot will be through June 8, 2014. For more info, call the box oce at 352/236-2274. Ocala Civic eatre is at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 4) in Ocala in the Appleton Cultural Cente r.OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Council Meeting June 16e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon. June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting June 3e next Cedar Key City Council is June 3 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.2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest deadline Aug. 1e theme for the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest is Seeing the ART in Nature. Surrounded by natures beauty, Cedar Key is the perfect place to see, experience and celebrate the art in nature all around us. Entries are due by August 1, 2014 Maximum of two entries per artist. Digital images should be forwarded to cedarkeyartsfestival@gmail. com. Winner will be announced by September 1, 2014. e Design Contest Winning Artist receives a complimentary invitation (no jury fee, no booth fee) to the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts March 28 and 29, 2015.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Activities will be winding down during May. Bingo ends on urs., May 29 and the Second to None Shoppe will close Fri. May 30 for the summer. BUT the Second to None Shoppe will be having a 50% o sale for the Month of May... Watch for a list of our upcoming events in the paper, check our website: www.yiwomansclub.com or email us at email@example.com You can also visit us on Facebook, Yankeetown Inglis Womans Club. Yankeetown Meetings 2014e Regular Council meeting will be June 2 at 7 PM. A Town Council Budget Workshop will be held on June 16 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 June 10e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on June 10 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.CHIEFLAND e Chieand Chamber of Commerce will present their meeting and lunch sponsored by Capital City Bank on Fri. May 23 from 12 to 1:00 PM at the Haven Hospice Meeting Room, 311 NE 9 St., Chieand. e Guest Speaker will be Chieand Fire Chief James Harris. Our Chamber meetings are informative and provide a special opportunity to network in our community and nd out whats new in the Greater Chieand Area. Kate Figueroa, Executive Director, Chieand Chamber of Commerce www.ChieandChamber.com or call 352/4931849e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. May 26 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 June 5 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.SVP Meeting June 9e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon. June 9 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 For more information, leave a message at call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@ gmail.com; visit our website: SVPlayers.org; or follow us on Facebook. Chieand June 10ere will be a Driver Safety Class at the Capital City Bank Board Room, 2012 N Young Blvd., Chieand, FL 32626 on Tues. June 10 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. e objectives of the course include: understanding the eects of aging on driving, learning defensive driving strategies aimed at reducing crash risks, updating knowledge of the rules of the road in Florida, and increasing condence and maintaining independence. ere are no tests. Please bring a sack lunch. e Certicate of Completion provides for a 3 year auto insurance discount for seniors age 55 and over. Class size is limited. Registration is required. Please call 352/333-3036.FANNING SPRINGSAMVETS Post 422 Memorial Day May 26AmVets Suwannee River Post 422 located at 17313 N.W. U.S. Highway 19 (in the old Homestead Restaurant) Fanning Springs, will be hosting a Memorial Day Celebration Monday May 26th, at 3:00 PM, with a Special Salute to AmVets Post 422 WWII Vets. Please come out and join us. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: www.LevyJournalOnline.com for your convenience.
3B Around the Nature Coast Garden Club of the Tri Counties Meets May 27e May meeting of the Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tuesday, May 27, beginning at 7:00 PM. Our program for this month will be Orchids are Tougher than you ink! presented by Carolyn Saft, Extension Agent for Suwannee County. Her resume includes time spent as a Horticulutrist at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, FL. Carolyn is a sixth generation Floridian. Her parents owned and operated an Orchid Nursery. Our April program on Butteries and Creating a Buttery friendly garden was very well received and appreciated, as well as informative. Im sure we all learned something useful. Looking forward to seeing you there. ere are always door prizes and refreshments Come and bring a friend. AT the Fanning Springs Community Center behind the Cadillac Motel in Fanning Springs.Guardian ad Litem TrainingSchool will be out soon and families will be taking vacations, going to amusement parks and spending time together having fun. Children who have been taken away due to neglect, abuse or abandonment often spend their summer with no place to go, no one who cares if they have fun, and no family to share their summer. Guardian ad Litem volunteers are appointed by the court system to watch over these children to make sure they do not languish in the foster care system. ey work with everyone involved to help assure a positive outcome so that children are placed in safe, nurturing homes. Volunteers are able to inuence what is happening to the children by reporting valuable information to the court. It takes about 10 hours of your time per month to change a childs life forever. Training, legal, and sta support are provided. ere is still a need for Volunteers in Levy and Gilchrist Counties to advocate for abused, neglected and/or abandoned children. We want every one of these children to have a mentor and a voice in court. ere will be an evening class in Chieand starting June 9th. Volunteers come from all walks of life to change a childs life. Call Michael Whiting at 352/493-6051 for more information or go to guaradianadlitem.org.Fall CNA Course Presentation May 27Haven Hospice and Central Florida (CF) College are partnering again to oer a Certied Nursing Assistant program for the fall of 2014. Join us on Tues. May 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the CF College Levy Center to learn how you can become a certied nursing assistant (CNA). Details on costs and program specics will be presented. is program prepares the individual for work as a nursing assistant in nursing homes and to take the Florida CNA exam. e course consists of classroom instruction as well as lab practice and clinical experience. Students will have their mandatory clinical hours at Haven Hospice. For more information on the orientation or to enroll in the program, please call 352/493-9533.4H Day Camp Fashion and Culinary Opportunities for Youth DeadlinesUF IFAS Extension Levy County 4-H Youth is oering day camping opportunities this summer. Campers in the Kitchen is scheduled for the week of June 16. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, cooking, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. A Culinary Presentation will be held on Friday. DEADLINE for this camp is Friday, May 30th. Tops and Bottoms is the beginning sewing camp scheduled for the week of July 21. Campers will make a pair of elastic waist shorts and decorate a T-shirt. A trip to the Quilt Museum is planned. Crafts and other activities will enhance this program. A Fashion Show will be held on Friday. DEADLINE for this camp is ursday, July 3rd. Both of these camps are designed for youth ages 8 (as of September 1, 2013) to 13 years of age. Camps will start promptly at 9:00 AM Lunch and snacks are provided. Breakfast is available, if needed. Camps end at approximately 4:15 PM. Space is limited in these camps and money holds the spot. For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352/486-5131.SRWMD second phase of E-permitting Public workshop on May 29Developers, consultants, and others seeking an environmental resource permit (ERP) from the Suwannee River Water Management District will be able to apply online beginning June 1. Currently, applicants can download an application through the Districts website, but they have to either mail it in or bring it to the Districts oce. With the new E-permitting system, applicants can apply for a permit and submit all the necessary documents at any time day or night and from any location with Internet access. e new process will also benet the District by reducing the use of paper and streamlining the process of getting information into the database. e public can apply for an ERP online by accessing the E-permitting portal that will be available from the Districts homepage at www.mysuwanneeriver.com beginning June 1. From there, they will create a login account. e system will allow applicants to submit applications, application correspondence, and permit compliance information. e new system will also allow applicants to search for application and permit information. e District is holding a public workshop to review the new permitting process on May 29 at 1 p.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL. Permits for water well construction are currently available online. Water use permits are scheduled for online availability later this year. For more information about the workshop or about E-permitting for ERPs, contact Leroy Marshall at 386/3621001 or 1-800-226-1066 (FL only).Hire A Grad Job Fair, Workshops Planned May 22 & 29CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold its second annual Hire a Grad Job Fair on May 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the College of Central Floridas Klein Conference Center in Ocala to connect recent graduates to more than two dozen local employers interested in hiring candidates with postsecondary degrees or certications. It is open to graduates from area institutions as well as those who attended elsewhere but have returned to the area. Graduates are also invited to attend the Hire a Grad Workshops on May 22 from 1-4 p.m. at CFs Ewers Century Center in Ocala. e workshops cover the importance of soft skills, how to dress for job interviews, ne-tuning interview skills, and building a professional resume that gets results. ere is no charge to attend the Hire a Grad workshops or job fair. ose attending both will be eligible to win an iPad courtesy Jenkins Auto Group. For more information or to register, visitcareersourceclm.com. For more information about the workshops or job fairs, call 352/873-7939, ext. 1141.Levy County BoCC June 3e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. June 3 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.Sign Up Kids NOW for Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp for June 16Do your children long to spend their summer days in the great outdoors and learn about sh and wildlife from experts, and hike or canoe with other children their age? en its time to sign them up for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp located 20 miles east of Ocala in the Ocala National Forest for boys and girls, ages 9-15 that focuses on sh and wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and rearm safety. e camp oers six one-week sessions beginning June 16. Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction. Each week-long session is divided into four groups, based on individual interest: hunter safety, archery skills, wilderness outdoor skills and the exciting shing program. e Ocala Conservation Center is on a 57-acre peninsula at Lake Eaton with facilities that are rustic, yet comfortable, with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. e classrooms are shing piers, shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala National Forest. For more info and availability, please call 352/625-2804. Sandgnat NewsFor Yankeetown Schoolby Sheena PriceFIELD TRIPOn Wednesday, May 7th, the 3rd and 4th grade classes visited the Aquatic and Invasive Plant unit at the University of Florida. Here, they went pond dipping to catch and identify macro and micro invertebrates found in Floridas fresh waterways. e students were then taken to the sh holding tanks where we met native catsh, gar and then an enormous invasive plecko that had been found in a Florida pond. Students were taught to look for invasives and help to remove them, and how to be responsible for our waterway environments. Students got to see molting in progress and mothers carrying live babies and eggs. Students also visited the sh hatchery. ey were taught the characteristics of ve dierent species of sh. ey were encouraged to touch each specimen. After lunch they were allowed to use a cane pole and catch sh found in the ponds. One student caught a big mouth bass, others dierent varieties of sunsh. 4th Grade teacher, Tracy Jenner, arranged this days outing, with the help of Melba Lovely and Mechelle Harmon-3rd grade teachers. A great day was had by all.Science Fair exhibition ComingOn May 28th Yankeetown will be holding their science fair exhibition in the library. We would like to invite you all to come see our projects and exciting experiments. e library is open during school hours and we hope that some of you will come pay us a visit. An example of what you may see is: One of the experiments done by 4th graders Lauren Matthews and Lisa Pressley was used to demonstrate the relationship between magnets and electricity to 1st graders. e rst graders loved viewing the electricity and magnetism displays. e rst graders will be doing projects in groups for the science fair. Yankeetown has a very active STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that allows students to learn in a hands-on way. Remember all projects are due May 20. ey will be judged and prizes will be awarded. A local group oered the prize money and supported the purchase of science boards and supplies to help with the YTS Science Fair. anks to our community for helping teachers make learning fun at YTS! e Womens Club is to be thanked for recently agreeing to buy a set of robots that will be used in grades 1-4 to teach coding. 4th grade teacher Tracy Jenner is spearheading the Science Fair this year. For more information, please contact her at 352/447-2372.Trash to treasures exhibitKG 1st Kimber Jarrett, 2nd Donte Porter ,3rd Hailey Sheehan 1st grade1st Nicholas Smith, 2nd Kristin Pank, 3rd Kaily Beam 2nd grade-1st Jacob Tiesmeyer, 2nd Brooke Hurst, 3rd Julia Hurtado 3rd Grade-1st Alex Rowe, 2nd Annabelle Pitts, 3rd Ronnie Beam 4th Grade1st Ashley Pike, 2nd Cody Mecum, 3rd Adam Szwedziak 5th Grade1st Clayton Sellner, 2nd Johnathan Sellner, 3rd Elizabeth HamiltonFIRST GRADE Mothers Day PROJECTS First grade made necklaces for Mothers Day gifts. Students pressed their thumbprint into polymer clay. After it dried the individualized charms were put on string. en an initial charm was added. We also made oral bouquets out of colored coee lters. ey were sent home with the students on Friday. e students were very proud of the gifts they were able to give to their Moms.
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. Wayne Butler, 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 Fishing, It Can Be an Eye for an Eye PropositionHave you ever seen one of those big deep diving bass shing lures up close; the ones with the two shiny razor sharp treble hooks jangling from the bottom? My little brother Heath has; and he loves to tell that story on me. However, over the last 25 years hes had a tendency to embellish it somewhat. So out of the kindness of my heart I thought it best I tell you the exact truth on the matter. A pre-dawn steam was rising gently o the murky waters of Lake Whittenton that sticky hot delta morning. My fathers rebuilt Mercury sputtered to life and we pushed along at a fair clip until we sat her down amongst the stump elds, sending our wake rolling up against the shore. e boat wobbled wildly as Dad stepped across the coolers to his perch up front. It was at that precise moment Heath made his crucial mistake. He hesitated. I alertly dove for the only other seat, thus resigning him to a day sitting on the cooler; and worse, in the middle. After our standard 20 minute rod de-wadding period we settled in to the routine, which consisted of Dad hurriedly shing each stump and then paddling over to it to poke one of our lures loose. Our errant throws kept him on edge and after a while his reprimands were really starting to annoy me, so I stood up and reared back to make a long angry cast to show my disapproval, when all of the sudden, my follow through came to a grinding halt. Crack! My rod broke plum in two. What in the world? I hued. I was just about to ing it again when I heard Heaths low moan coming from behind me. I turned in time to see dad leaping back over the coolers with the boat paddle in a cocked position. He raised a knot on my noggin before I even had time to laugh at poor ole Heath, who was sitting there with my big bass lure dangling from his eye. I endured the tongue lashing of all times during the next few minutes. Dad was certainly in a foul mood as he worked a pair of pliers feverously to de-lure Heaths face. Mostly he was just upset we were wasting valuable shing time. I sat fuming with the injustice of it all, my lip poked out like a moon bounce. at wasnt any cause to whomp a fellow, I grumbled. For the next twenty minutes I put my rod down in protest and commenced the most powerful pout ever portrayed. It was the least I could do on behalf of innocent kids everywhere whod suered under such tyrannical rule. e treble hooks had only grabbed him by the brow. ere was hardly any blood! To make matters worse, Heath had come out of shock and was shooting me devious little grins, pleased with the trouble hed gotten me into. en the most perfect thing happened. After all his fussing, Mister Perfect up front got his lure hung up in a low hanging branch. In his anger, dad reared back to snatch it loose when the limb snapped. It sent that big ole deep diver whistling back like a rocket. It came to a dull thud in the boat. Guess where? Yep, right on Heaths good eye! Heath likes to tell how he saw it in slow motion 3d. I grabbed for the paddle. Whats the morale of this story? Wow. You choose. Its like a parable for the whole Sermon on the Mount! Should I start with the obvious, like how we are commanded to be shers of men? Or should I key in on the whole eye for an eye thing, and commend Heath for turning the other cheek? I could always blast Dad for not pulling the limb out of his own eye before whomping me because of the speck in my brothers. Surely I could mention the Bible says its a rod, not a boat paddle that drives foolishness out of the heart of a child; but then Id have to play the fool. Looking back I guess we were all just playing the fool. Clearly there are better ways to handle lifes little calamities. (Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:22 KJV) I dont know about you, but Ive had my ll of folly. Id be happy if I never learned another thing the hard way. erefore, Im keeping my nose in the instruction manual for life from now on. Its called the Bible. What about you? But anyway rough Gods great mercy Heath still has both of his eyes, although he now wears a football helmet when we sh. I always shy away from paddles, insisting that trolling motors work much better. Dad well he threatened to whomp me with the trolling motor last trip. e rest is all in the eye of the beholder. Guy Sheeld WANDA HOLLINGSWORTH BOSTICMrs. Wanda Hollingsworth Bostic of Fanning Springs passed away at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties Monday, May 12, 2014. She was 64. Mrs. Bostic was born in Ft. White, Florida to Horace Cecil and Leona Beatrice Hollingsworth. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Sullivan Auto Group and was the owner of Bubbas Place. She moved to Fanning Springs 14 years ago. Mrs. Bostic is survived by her husband Jimmy Lee Bostic of Fanning Springs; son, Scott L. Bostic of Fanning Springs; grandson, Bubba Bostic; granddaughters, Azlynn Bostic and Kylie Bostic; sister, Maxie Newsom of Ft. White and nephew, Lawrence Short of Fanning Springs. No services have been planned at this time. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.MARY ALICE ROBINSON HICKSJanuary 31, 1931-May 13, 2014 Mary Alice Robinson Hicks passed away peacefully at the age of 83 at home on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Mary Alice was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 31, 1931, the youngest daughter of Florida pioneers Noah William and Mary Idell Brock Robinson. She grew up in Yellow Water and Bronson. She and her late husband of 60 years, Vesta Stanley Hicks, met in Gainesville and married May 1, 1946. As a young soldiers wife and all her life she was adventurous, loved travel and the outdoors. She loved and cared for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also found great satisfaction nurturing owers and vegetables, and canning food for the family. No matter where she lived, (including Belton, Texas; Marble Falls, Texas; Bronson; and Gainesville in recent years), she loved and supported her church and witnessed to her faith in daily life. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four brothers; James Bromet Buck Brock, Earl Vernice Brock, Vasco Lawton Brock, and Wilford Hermon Brock. Her life is celebrated by her sister, Minnie Lee Brock Modisett (Vernon Layeld); four children: Robert William Hicks (Joan King), Mary Linda Hicks Rennels, Joyce Marie Hicks Tuten (Joseph Earl) and Elizabeth Pollyann Hicks Apple; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and dear friends. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday May 19, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Gainesville with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. Interment was at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Trenton, Florida. Knau Funeral Home-Williston was in charge of the arrangements.ELIZABETH JACKSONMrs. Elizabeth Jackson of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 80 on ursday, May 15, 2014 at Hospice of the Tri-Counties. Born in Monroe County, Georgia, Mrs. Jackson moved here from Forsythe, Georgia in 1984. She was a homemaker who enjoyed square dancing, gardening, bird watching, sewing and needlework. She was a former member of the Forsythe, Georgia and Florida Square Dance Associations, the Forsythe Garden Club and the Savannah Garden Club. Mrs. Jackson was a Methodist. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her daughter Susan E. Moore. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Samuel E. (Red) Jackson of Cross City; granddaughter, Sarah Hinson; great-granddaughter, Natalie S. Hinson and sister, Janette Schulz of McDonough, Georgia. A memorial service was held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim OHare ociating. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.RONALD GEORGE EMIGMr. Ronald George Emig of Morriston, Florida passed away ursday May 15, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville surrounded by his loving family; he was 76 years old. Born at Williamsport, Pennsylvania he came to this area in 1997 from Hollywood, Florida. Mr. Emig was a foreman in road construction before retirement. He proudly served his country in the US Navy. He was a former member of the Moose Club and was active in little league baseball. He loved all kinds of sports and was a news-hound but his top priority was his family. Mr. Emig is survived by his wife, Beth Emig; three sons: Ronald Glenn Emig (Robin), Larry E. Emig (Lisa) and Kevin E. Emig (Debbie); one daughter, Julie Anne Emig; four brothers: Daryl Emig (Darlis), Gerald Emig (Debbie), Larry Emig (Barb) and Dennis Emig (Jill); two sisters, Dixie Mitchell (Earl) and Jackie Schultz (Jill); and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held Sunday May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Knau Funeral Home-Williston with Rev. Jerry Philman ociating. Burial will follow at a later date. Knau Funeral Home-Williston was placed in charge of the arrangements.LESLIE CLARENCE JACKSONRev. Leslie Clarence Jackson of Old Town, Florida, passed away at the age of 102 on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Lafayette Health Care in Mayo, Florida. Mr. Jackson was born in Ontario, Canada on August 21, 1911. After moving to the United States he became a United States Citizen in 1940. He later joined and served in the United States Army driving a tank. After leaving the Army, he became a minister serving in the Methodist Church. He served in various churches including McCalls Chapel Methodist Church. Rev. Jackson is survived by his wife Monte Bell Jackson of Old Town; son, Laverne (Norma) Jackson of Ontario, Canada; daughter, Diane (Henry) Morris of Piperton, Tennessee; step-children, Herbert Hurst, Jr. of Cross City, Patrick Bell of Old Town and Patricia Ergle of Alachua, Florida. Funeral services were held at McCalls Chapel Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Howes ociating. Interment will be held at a later date at Forest Hill East in Memphis, Tennessee. A visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.GEORGIA LOVE WILDER DEEN STUBBSDecember 17, 1926 May 16, 2014 Mrs. Georgia Love Wilder Deen Stubbs of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 87 on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. Obituariescontinued on page 5B
5B LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE INVESTMENTS THE PROPERTY: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, WILLISTON COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67NAME(S) IN WHICH ENTERPRISES Florida. 2:00 P.M. APRIL 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 2014. --------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE INVESTMENTS THE PROPERTY: LOT 9, BLOCK 96, WILLISTON COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67NAME(S) IN WHICH CAMACHO, IVETTE OCASIO Florida. 2:00 P.M. APRIL 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 2014. ---------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE INVESTMENTS THE PROPERTY: LOT 9, BLOCK 103, OF WILLISTON COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 67 THROUGH 67M, OF THE NAME(S) IN WHICH INVESTORS REALTY, LLC Florida. 2:00 P.M. APRIL 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 2014. ---------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE INVESTMENTS THE PROPERTY: LOT 15, BLOCK 110, WILLISTON COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67NAME(S) IN WHICH CICERARO Florida. 2:00 P.M. APRIL 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 2014. ---------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE INVESTMENTS THE PROPERTY: LOT 30, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 63-1/63-7 OF THE PUBLIC NAME(S) IN WHICH MUENTES Florida. 2:00 P.M. APRIL 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 2014. ---------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE INVESTMENTS OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 5, BLOCK 4, B & R PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26, NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. 2:00 P.M. APRIL 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 2014. --------------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 05 of the sale of 2005 has follows: NAME(S) OF MOSKES OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT #498 UNIVERSITY ESTATES, 9, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY MORE PARTICULARLY THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, NAME(S) IN WHICH LOMBA, RAMON LOMBA of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 05 of the sale of 2005 has follows: NAME(S) OF MOSKES OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT #431, UNIVERSITY ESTATES, 9, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY MORE PARTICULARLY THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, NAME(S) IN WHICH of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 05 of the sale of 2005 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE MOSKES REVOCABLE OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 38, BLOCK 16, BRONSON TO THE PLAT THEREOF 3, PAGES 61 & 62, OF THE NAME(S) IN WHICH ALONSO, GRACIELA C. ALONSO, GRACE M. ALONSO of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 has follows: NAME(S) OF TEFLA INVESTMENTS OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 3, BLOCK 17, WILLISTON COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, BOOK 3, PAGES 67-67M OF NAME(S) IN WHICH WARNER of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 10 of the sale of 2010 has Mrs. Stubbs was born in Taylor County on December 17, 1926 to Charlie Cecil, Sr. and Georgia Love Wilder. She began working in banking in Dixie County in 1955 as a teller, progressing to loan ocer and Vice-President at Brandon State Bank in Brandon, Florida. She later worked for Cross City Correctional in the medical oces. During her later years she began a nursing home ministry, visiting various nursing homes, visiting her friends and making new friends. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City since 1933 serving as a former choir director and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed working in her yard growing owers, doing needlework, macram and crossword puzzles. Mrs. Stubbs was preceded in death by husbands Robert A. Deen and Eonis Red Stubbs. She is survived by a son, Robert A. Deen, III of Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Martha Kay Deen Miller (Steve) of Mandeville, Louisiana; three grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Cross City on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mike Brown ociating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.JULIE ANN WADEOctober 18, 1958 May 17, 2014 Julie Ann Wade went to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the age of 55. She died peacefully in her sleep. Born October 18, 1958 in Evansville, Indiana, she is survived by her parents, Bill and Shirley Wade; brothers, William D. (Valerie) and Rodney (Kalee); nephew, Jacob; nieces, Kristen and Savannah; aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, many caring church friends; the LARC sta and clients, where she attended for years; and van drivers for Levy County Transit. Her love for others was evident to all. A Celebration of her Life was held at Concord Baptist Church, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014 with Pastor Jamie Brock ociating. Burial followed at Ellzey Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday night from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Gideons or LARC. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, in Chieand, FL, 352/4930050 is honored to serve the Wade family. Condolences may be oered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.comVIOLETTE M. MORINDecember 7, 1926 May 19, 2014 Violette M. Morin of Chieand passed away at the age of 87 on May 19, 2014 at Cross City Rehab. Mrs. Morin was born in Swanton, Vermont on December 7, 1926. Violette was a Nurse Aide for many years at the Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Vermont. She moved to Chieand in 1987 and enjoyed knitting, gardening and woodworking. Visitation will be ursday, May 22, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chieand and a Funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9 a.m. with Father Joe McDonnell ociating. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-1301 N. Young Blvd. Chieand, FL. 352/493-0050 Obituaries continued from page 4B someone involved in the local timber industry that Williston wasnt getting top dollar for the timber it harvests at the airport. He said he was told the city is receiving pulpwood prices for chip and saw wood. He said the city needs to get the best possible price for the wood it sells from the airport because timber sales have been a nancial mainstay for the airport. Cason instructed city sta to investigate whether Williston is getting a fair price for the timber it sells at the airport. In a nal matter, the council tabled two reports at the request of Councilman Charles Goodman that relate to the nancial condition of the general employees pension fund and the police pension plan. Goodman said he hadnt had time to study the 80-page report and he wanted time to study the report. He has complained on other occasions about receiving reports and thick documents late from city sta and not having the time to digest them. One of his questions was why the reports indicated there were no disability claims led when he knew of two that were approved by the city council. Lippman said the claims Goodman referred to occurred in 2014. Goodman stood by his request to table the matter to give him more time to examine the pension plan reports. e reports will be brought back to the next meeting.Williston Audit Shows Large Volume of Unexplained Water Leaks continued from page 1B
6B LEGAL NOTICES follows: NAME(S) OF TEFLA INVESTMENTS OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 4, BLOCK 17, WILLISTON COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67-67M OF THE PUBLIC NAME(S) IN WHICH WARNER State of Florida. of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of the sale of 2011 has (have) assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF LIEN INVESTMENT LLC OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT # 401 LEGALLY OF THE NW1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4; TRACT # 402 BEING THE S1/2 OF THE NW1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4, SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, ALSO KNOWN AS NW1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 AS ON THE TAX ROLL) NAME(S) IN WHICH MAYOL of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of the sale of 2011 has (have) assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF LIEN INVESTMENT LLC THE PROPERTY: TRACT # AS THE W1/2 OF THE NE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE NW1/4; TRACT # 235 BEING THE W1/2 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF SECTION 10 TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY NAME(S) IN WHICH of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) of the sale of 2011 has (have) assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF RMC USAB LIFT, LLC OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT #485, LEGALLY OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4; TRACT #486, THE E1/2 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4; TRACT #487, LEGALLY OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 TRACT #488, LEGALLY OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4, ALL IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, NAME(S) IN WHICH PAGAN of Florida. MAY 2014. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 12, 2014. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO. 2014 CA 000058 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MITCHOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WILLISTON HIGHTRY CLUB ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; A.R.T. PEST CONTROL SERVICES, INC., et al. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENGRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, ERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF YOU ARE HEREBY NOTILOT 2, BLOCK 67, GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB TO THE PLAT THEREOF BOOK 3, PAGES 67, 67A THRU 67M, OF THE thereafter; otherwise a the seal of this Court at (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2014 CA 000113 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, vs. et al. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YOU ARE HEREBY reLOT 3, BLOCK 29 BRONIN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC REHOME: 2006 FLEET 99832596 VIN# GAFL607A55934AV21 VIN GAF L607A55934AV21 (COURT SEAL) at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 38-2014-CA000033 COMMUNITY BANK, to PERKINS STATE vs. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: BUT WHOSE LAST YOU ARE HEREBY follows: Together with a #N811581A & N811581B; Title #93023899 & 93023987 whose address is Post 14, 2014. (COURT SEAL) ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO. 2014 CA 000044 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, vs. SARA BETH LESPERANCE A/K/A SARA FUGATE, et. al. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YOU ARE HEREBY LOT 25, BLOCK 141, OF WILLISTON TO THE PLAT THEREOF, BOOK 3, PAGES 67, 67A THRU 67M OF THE thereafter; otherwise a (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2012-CA000822 BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY No. 38-2012-CA-000822, UNKNOWN SPOUSE UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, PLAT THEREOF, AS BOOK 7, PAGE 9, OF OF LEVY COUNTY, after the sale. (COURT SEAL) Order No.2.065 trator at 355 Court Street, ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2014-CA000112 CAPITAL CITY BANK, a vs. NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY LOT 1, COUNTRY WALK ESTATES UNIT
7B LEGAL NOTICES Across Down1. Aged 4. Anxiety 9. Fink 13. Reduce, as expenses 15. Harder to nd 16. Burrow 17. Disembowel 19. A chip, maybe 20. Reverberate 21. System to reduce indoor temperature and humidity (shortened) 23. Goes after 24. Inquirer 25. Harper Valley ___ 26. ose who select 29. Memory units 32. ___ Miller, big band musician 33. Oolong, for one 34. Knowledge gained through tradition 35. eyre entered in court 36. Numero uno 37. ___ we having fun yet? 38. Archaeological nd 39. Adhesive 40. Cooperative eort by a group 42. Gee whiz! 43. Anglers gear 44. Botches 48. Gunk 50. Medicated lozenge 51. ___ of the Flies 52. Vexation 54. Biblical shepherd 55. Who ever loved you more than I, in song (2 wds) 56. Absorbs, with up 57. ___ mortals 58. Ratty place 59. Comprende? 1. Lohengrin, e.g. 2. Washes 3. Towels o 4. Anatomical ring 5. Nostrils 6. Alum 7. Undertake, with out 8. ___ Act of 1571, forbade criticism of the British monarchy 9. Round lots 100 10. Coalesces 11. A chorus line 12. ___ here long? 14. Coop ier 18. I.O.U.s 22. Religious image: Var. 24. Up, in a way 26. Court employee 27. Medical advice, often 28. Fill 29. Make a harsh or raucous noise 30. Auld lang syne 31. Chief nancial ocer 32. Dirty look 35. Calls from radio listeners (hyphenated) 36. Outlaws 38. Draft 39. Ziti, e.g. 41. Be a busybody 42. Fellow 44. Acadia National Park locale 45. Hodgepodges 46. Run o to the chapel 47. Taste, e.g. 48. Brickbat 49. Brain area 50. Figureheads place 53. ___ v. Wade Crossword Puzzlee answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Together with a 1996 FLFLS70A23637SK31 & FLFLS70B23637SK31. hour of 11:00 A.M. 2014. (COURT SEAL) ----------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY Case No. 38-2012-CA000647 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. WILLIE A. BATTLES, UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, NOTICE OF SALE as: LOT 5, BLOCK 145, CLUB ESTATES, AS RE3, PAGE 67 OF THE PUB121, WILLISTON, FL 32696; Courthouse Court Street, ter the sale. 2014. Edward B. Pritchard Kass Shuler, P.A. ------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012 CA 000690 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Vs REVENUE; CLERK OF COURT, LEVY COUNTY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY No. 2012 CA 000690, UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE REVENUE; CLERK OF COURT, LEVY COUNTY; LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at 355 SOUTH COURT LOT 9, BLOCK A, IN SUWANNEE RIVER UNIT #1 OF MANATEE SPRINGS AREA, AS IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 62, OF THE OF LEVY COUNTY, WITH THE MOBILE HOME PERMANENTLY after the sale. (COURT SEAL) Order No.2.065. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 38-2014-CP-41 IN RE: ESTATE OF CARRIE BELL WIMBERLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS the estate of Carrie Bell LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT IN SECTION 733.702 OF FORTH ABOVE, ANY YEARS OR MORE AFTER The date of first 701 NE 3rd Street LAW OFFICE OF KNELLINGER, P.A. 0083119 2815 NW 13th Street, Suite 305 2865 E-Mail: ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 000028 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCINE ANN OMARTIN, NOTICE TO CREDITORS estate of FRANCINE ANN whose date of death was is 355 South Court Street, OF THREE (3) MONTHS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. THREE (3) MONTHS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FORTH ABOVE, ANY YEARS OR MORE AFTER PUBLICATION OF THIS ANTHONY R. OMARTIN Florida Bar No. 846368 Suite 104 -----------NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Pursuant to Section 865.09(3)(d), Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY COUNTY SEAT BARBER SHOP LEVY, Address: 392 E. Hathaway Blvd. BRONSON, Florida ZIP 32621 Tallahassee, Florida. ---------NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Pursuant to Section 865.09(3)(d), Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY DIRT & GRIME LEVY, Address: 6651 NE 88 Terrace BRONSON, Florida ZIP 32621 Tallahassee, Florida. OWNER: Ross R. ---------NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE 2014-05 BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY ORDINANCE NO. 2014-05 AN ORDINANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR LEVY COUNTY; SEVERABILITY; 352-486-5418. -------------BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up
8B Apples and Spice Pork Chops4 boneless pork chops from to 1 inch thick 1 Tablespoon our teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon powdered sage teaspoon ground allspice teaspoon ground thyme 1 teaspoon salt 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, slice very thin 2 medium red (or sweet) apples (No apples? Use canned apple pie lling) cup applesauce 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar cup water (if needed to thin sauce) Mix together the our and all 5 listed spices and the salt. Pat 1 Tablespoon of mixture onto each side of the chops. Put 2 Tablespoons olive oil in large skillet and brown pork chops on both sides. Remove from skillet and add sliced onions. Add remaining tablespoon of oil if needed. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are limp on medium heat. Add the apples, brown sugar and applesauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes; stirring constantly. Add the cup of water if needed to thin sauce. Return pork chops to skillet, cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes (do not overcook). Plate by adding sauce and apples to top of pork chops.Almond Chippy Cookies1 pkg. (18.25oz) yellow cake mix cup melted butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoons almond extract cup semi-sweet chocolate chips cup white chocolate chips 1 cup chopped almond slivers Preheat oven to 357* F. Cover cookie sheets in parchment paper or use spray oil. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs and almond extract. Beat on low speed for 1 minute of just until smooth. Do not overbeat. Stir in chips and chopped almonds. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, or using a small cookie scoop, onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten cookies with a teaspoon dipped in our to prevent sticking. Bake 9-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute or until rm on baking sheets, then remove and cool completely on cookies racks.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 Tractor Tire Blow OutOne day while working on Circle C Ranch located on Hwy 50 east of Orlando I was driving an old LA Case tractor. It was a ragged, wore-out old #^*% with the left fender totally missin. For traction we kept the tires about 3/4 full of water. Well, while I was toolin along on this old tractor draggin down meadow muns or cow plops, the left rear tire blew out right beside me. It blew water all over me and almost drowned me. Moral of the Story: at was enough to scare my mule! Contact Bill for a CD at 352/493-2766 or write him at: 8151 NW 77 Place, Chieand, 32626. Walgreens manager, Jessica Jones and assistant manager, Tim Bushway presented a beautiful poster Walgreens made and gifted of the Levy County Sheris Department K-9 deputy teams to Kaye Gaither and Honey the Wonder Dog representing Kids for K-9s. Kids for K-9s is using this wonderful poster as an integral part of their presentations about the role that service dogs of all types play in helping folks in our communities. Haven Hospice is also a proud supporter of Kids for K-9s. Kids for K-9s has presented their program to students and faculty of Williston Elementary School and Bronson Elementary School and hopes to be able to visit the rest of the school children of Levy County in the near future. Right now Kids for K-9s is actively seeking businesses or individuals that would like to help them with the printing costs of the trading cards needed for handouts to the school children. U.S. War Dogs is sponsoring Kids for K-9s and any donations made by check should be made out to U.S. War Dogs with the notation that it is for Kids for K-9s. All donations to U.S. War Dogs on behalf of Kids for K-9s will be used for printing needs for the Kids for K-9s presentations. U.S.War Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non prot organization so all donations are tax deductible. You can also contact Barbara Snow of the Southern Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website address: http://uswardogsmemorial.org/new_ page_56.htm or mail to: US War Dogs Association, Inc. P.O. Box 10, Bronson, FL 32621. Remember to acknowledge for: Kids for K-9s Program. e children especially enjoy receiving the trading cards of the various types of service dogs. At this time supplies are scarce and Kids for K-9s would really like to be able to continue to give the K-9 trading cards to the school children. e next presentation will be at Cedar Key Elementary School. Printing of the trading cards is expensive so any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Kids for K-9s thank you for your support.Pictured l-r are Kaye Gaither; Walgreens Assistant Store Manager, Tim Bushway; Walgreens Store Manager, Jessica Jones; and Honey the Wonder Dog in front. Photo courtesy of Kaye Gaither.Community Businesses and Residents Help Kids for K-9s Program Joppa Lodge No. 4 Presents 2014 ScholarshipsOn Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Dixie County High School held its annual Scholarship Night. Over 66 scholarships were handed out with over $1500 in scholarship monies presented. Joppa Lodge No. 4 presented a $500 Scholarship to Joe Ray, Jr.; the Joppa Lodge Charles Marshall Scholarship of $500 was also presented to Joe Ray, Jr. and the Ladies of Joppa presented a $500 Scholarship to Joe Ray, Jr. We congratulate all the Seniors for their hard work and dedication and we are especially proud of Joe Ray. submittedVickie Daniels representing Joppa Lodge and the Ladies of Joppa, and Joe Ray, Jr. Suwannee River AMVETS Post 422 Presents ScholarshipPictured L-R are: Mary Lee Layne, Judge Advocate, AMVETS Post 422 and Cassie LordOn Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Dixie County High School held its annual Scholarship Night. Over 66 scholarships were handed out with over $1500 in scholarship monies presented. Suwannee River AMVETS Post 422 presented their 2014 scholarship to Miss Cassie Lord, who has been accepted by Florida State University and University of Florida. We congratulate all the Seniors for their hard work and dedication and we are especially proud of Miss Lord. submitted Springhouse Quilters News Springhouse Quilters held their regular business meeting on May 13 with 30 members and visitors in attendance. is was the annual tea party day. ere were hats, food and lots of fun for all along with new ideas on quilting and a show and tell time. During the meeting a demonstration on sewing machine problems and solutions was presented. e Suwannee Valley Quilt Shop will be hosting a summer camp for Springhouse Quilters during August with many choices for members to learn new ideas and techniques over a 3-day period with new teachers and new ideas. is is to be a fun time for members during the summer months. Plans are also being completed for the annual 4-H sewing-quilting class for June. e leader for this project is Anna Gilliam. Signup is underway and is to be completed with the County Extension Oce. Norma Birman, program leader, has been busy lining up workshops and demonstrations to keep Springhouse members present. e Presidents challenge, complete a 121/2 inch patriotic quilt block for a rae at the July meeting. Members can make as many blocks as they want, the winner will get to put the quilt together. For information on Springhouse Quilters, contact any member, Kathy Beaulieu 352/4862223 or Lois Scott, 352/463-2207. Lois Scott, publicity Genny Whitener exhibited a large tote bag with a fabric-quilted face on the side as one of the May meeting show and tell projects.