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continued to page 6A Rooks Says Two NearDeath Experiences Wont Stop Her CampaignBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLilly Rooks has survived two brushes with death since mid-May, but doesnt plan to give up her bid for the District 4 Levy County Commission seat. e rst near-death experience was brought on by a stroke following knee surgery at e Orthopedic Center in Gainesville. e morning after her May 16 operation, a blood clot went to her brain. She was airlifted from her home to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. e blood clot was removed from her brain. e second close call occurred after Rooks rode in the Chieand Watermelon Festival Parade. She knew something was wrong during the parade. Rooks was gravely ill by the time she arrived at her home in Rosewood with her son and daughter. She didnt know it yet, but two blood clots had formed on her lungs. She was airlifted once again to Shands Hospital. She was placed on 100 percent oxygen to help her breathe. Doctors gave her blood thinners rather than take a chance on risky surgery to remove the clots. Within 48 hours her breathing problems had cleared up and she was taken o oxygen. Both incidents were the result of her knee surgery, she said, and had nothing to do with stress. Rooks, speaking for the rst time in a phone interview about her experiences said the closest call came after the parade when she arrived home and couldnt breathe. She lacked the strength to walk to the house on her own. Her daughter Joanne Osteen and son Logan Rooks brought her into the house. Osteen phoned for help. Cedar Key rst responders arrived quickly. Robert Robinson gave her oxygen and radioed that she would have to be airlifted to a Gainesville hospital immediately. EMS arrived soon after. ey were very, very good. Were quite sure if it hadnt been for them (Cedar Key rst responders) she wouldnt have made it, Joanne said. He gave her oxygen and requested a helicopter. He talked to her and kept her calm. He kept everyone calm. e blood clot to the brain in many ways was just as life threatening as the clots on the lung. She was airlifted to Shands Hospital and given a shot to prevent additional damage. By the time she arrived, she couldnt speak and had lost the use of her left hand. Doctors removed the blood clot from her brain. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy Countys watermelon crop was one of the best in years despite problems with rain and disease, with farmers beneting from good prices, good demand and good yields in the eld. Traditionally farmers grow about 2,500 to 3,000 acres of watermelons in Levy County and when they enter the growing season in February and March they know overhead costs and the nancial risks they assume are extremely high. Levy County Agriculture Extension Agent Anthony Drew said for the most part the farmers did well in Levy County in keeping with the trend of the last four years, although he acknowledged there may be farmers out there who might not have had a good year. For the last four years we had good years money making years in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 may have been the best of all, Drew said. It was one of those years we really appreciate. It was an exceptionally good year for the most part. Watermelon farming is a heck of a gamble, Drew added. Factors such as harvest and production costs, interest on loans, land taxes or rent, irrigation, labor in the eld and at the shipping shed can run as high as $2,500 to $3,000 an acre. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterWhen Bronson businessman Tim Miller was down on his luck a number of years ago, the only person who came to his rescue was Rose Blair. He never forgot what she did for him, and on Friday, Miller and his family unveiled a doublewide mobile home he renovated for Blair at the very site where her home burned down in August of 2013. e interior of the home is classy. Blair could barely see the expensive gift through her tears. Miller, who owns Integrated Construction and ServiceMaster, gave his adopted mother a gentle hug. He said he and his sons worked weekends to make the surprise homecoming happen. We go way back. When I started in business no one would give me a chance, but Rose stepped up, and she didnt want DNA or blood, Miller said. She wanted to help me. It was nice to give back. Miller plans to build an elevated carport that will allow Blair and her daughter, Donna Ianuale, who is handicapped, to drive into the carport and walk into the home without climbing a stairway. But he said he needs to build up his funds rst. Blair, who operates Bronson Restaurant, has been living in a mother-in-law apartment at the home of Miller and his wife Kassie for the past 11 months. Donna has lived there too. Blairs new three bedroom home with has a laundry and oce area. Donnas bedroom is next to a handicapped accessible bathroom. e shower is also designed for someone with Donnas special needs. A car backed over her legs a few years ago at a convenience store and the wounds have not fully healed. Miller is a house renovator and was able to put those skills to good use in making a top ight home for the woman he calls Mom. Blair moved into the home Saturday night. Miller donated a bedroom set for Donna. Blairs son provided a bed for Blairs bedroom. Blair and Donna planned to watch television on their at screen wall model on furniture loaned to them by daughter Georgine. Its been a rough road, but its been spiritually Man Who Adopted Bronsons Rose Blair Gives Her a Home Rose Blair is surrounded by friends and family in her new kitchen. From the left in the rst row are Joy Trulove, Kassie Miller, Collin Miller and Natalie Miller. Second row, Nathan Miller, Tim Miller, Justin Uliano, Rose Blair, Georgine Ianuale, Ashley Rusmondo, Donna Ianuale. Photo by Terry Witt. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson has been approved for a 195-foot Verizon monopole and wireless cellphone tower at James H. Cobb Park that will generate $1,000 per month in revenue for the town. e Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved the tower in a June 12 letter from Mary Ann Lee, Oce of Operations in the Land and Recreation Grants Section. After review of the proposal showing that the recreational elements on the proposed leased parcel at the park will in no way be aected and there is no opposition from the community, the Department gives their consent for this purpose, Lee wrote. It is my understanding this will provide much needed revenue for the Town that will be used to benet both the citizens and the park facilities. Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said Verizon must rst do a new boundary survey of the property for the tower site before Verizon can construct the tower. She is continuing to discuss with Lee whether the survey involves only the 100 by 100-foot tower site or if the survey must include the entire parcel on which the tower is located including the oldest baseball eld in the park. DEP funded construction of most of the park with Florida Department of Recreation Development Assistance (FRDAP) grants. Bronson is required by state law to ensure that the park will be used for recreational purposes. e new tower wont interfere with recreation activities in the park. e Bronson Town Council plans to use funding from the Verizon cellphone tower to oset the cost of building a multi-purpose gymnasium at the site of what is now the tennis courts and playground. DEP objected earlier to both the cellphone Contributions Begin to Flow to County Commission Candidates By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterPolitical contributions are beginning to ow to the six Levy County Commission candidates running for oce, with some candidates funding much of their own campaign, and District 2 Commissioner Chad Johnson leading the pack with $11,038. District 4 candidate Lilly Rooks is close behind Johnson with $9,500. District 4 Commissioner Ryan Bell is close behind Rooks with $9,177. e third candidate in the District 4 race, Jamie Grin, jumped into the campaign late and made a $2,500 contribution to his campaign. ere are no other contributors. District 2 candidate Robert Studstill has donated $4,587.93 to his campaign and has received no other donations. District 2 candidate Rock Meeks has received $3,215 in donations, much of it small donations from individuals or contributions from himself or family members. Johnson and Bell have both received contributions from DAB Constructors, a private road building company in Inglis that bids on county road construction projects. Bell and Johnson both received $2,500 in total contributions from the company, its owners and related businesses. e contributions came from DAB Watermelon Farmers Saw Another Good Year in Levy CountyHarold Tillis inspects watermelons as the melons ride a conveyor belt toward the loading crew. The watermelons are being unloaded from a cut o school bus. Photo by Terry Witt. State Gives Green Light to Bronson Cellphone Tower at Park continued to page 6A continued to page 6A continued to page 8A continued to page 6A 2014 Cedar Key Grads 3A
2A Jail Media Report for 06/23/2014 to 06/30/2014ALLEN, CARLOS ALONZO, 41, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN. ATKINSON, MANDY, 356, OF BELL, FL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF; WITHOUT GREAT HARM NEGLECT CHILD. BERGERON, ROGER LEO, 50, OF INGLIS, FL: AGG BATTERY CAUSE BODILY HARM OR DISABILITY. BRAMBLETT, JENNIFER, 40, OF INGLIS, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. COGGINS, WILLIAM EDWARD JR, 42, OF INGLIS, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP HABITUAL OFFENDER. COLSON, AUSTIN COLBY, 18, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2. DANIEL, REBECCA RAE, 44, OF INGLIS, FL: DUI. ECKERT, SHERRI LYNN, 31, OF OCALA, FL: NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. EDMONDS, MICHAEL LAMAR, 53, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DWLSR. FIELDER, PEGGY MICHELLE, 47, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. GRAY, BONNIE JEANNE, 25, OF OTTER CREEK, FL: STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN X 2; FALSE OWNER INFO PAWN ITEMS LESS THAN 300 DOLS. HAYNES, SHEILA DENISE, 48, OF WILLISTON, FL: TRESPASS. HUGHES, VIRGIL CASE, 28, OF BRONSON, FL: NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. JACKSON, ALEXIS TEIARA, 19, OF BRONSON, FL: TAMPERING WITH OR HARRASSING A WITNESS, VICTIM. KELLY, BARBARA ANN, 58, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 3RD OR SUBSQ OFF. KNIGHT, WILLIAM ROBERT, 28, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: DUI. MARTINEZ, JESUS GAMALIEL, 33, OF BRONSON, FL: NO VALID DL. MCCLAIN, BRITTANY NICOLE, 22, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. MCQUEENEY, DAVID, 33, OF MORRISTON, FL: Levy County Sheris Oce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most WantedDUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE. MURPHY, BRYCE ALAN, 27, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT. MUSCH, STEPHANIE, 28, OF TRENTON, FL: BATTERY/DV. NEAL, TIMOTHY DEANDRE, 27, OF BRONSON, FL: AGG ASSAULT/DV; MISSILE INTO DWELLING VEH BUILDING OR AIRCRAFT; POSS OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON. RAMONAS, MICHAEL ANDREW, 30, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. RICHARDSON, BARTEENIA, 32, OF OKEECHOBEE, FL: NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. RIDDLESPUR, HANNAH BROOK, 24, OF WILLISTON, FL: WRT VOP. ROBERTS, ANNA, 28, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION ROBERTSON, MEGAN RAE, 23, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2. SEARS JR, JOHN EARNEST, 46, OF WILLISTON, FL: BATTERY ON PERSON 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER X 2. SHEPHERD, DEWAYNE EDWARD, 52, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. SPEARMAN, JESSE JAMES, 19, OF TRENTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION.RUSSELL, ROBERT BRONSON WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,070 COSTELLO, KEVIN ARCHER WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,570GALLOWAY, DERRICK WILLISTON WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,570HARRIS, AMANDA WILLISTON WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,070HENDRICKS, CARRIE TRENTON WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 570 STRICKLAND, ELLEN ELIZABETH, 44, OF WILLISTON, FL: SELL METHAMPHETAMINE; POSS METH W INTENT TO SELL MANUFACTURE DELIVER; USE 2 WAY COMM DEVICE TO FACIL FELONY X 2; DRUG X 2. THOMPSON, NEVEL THERON, 40, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. THOMPSON, TRACY TERESA, 49, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS. TURNER, NATHAN EVERETT, 26, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN; FALSE OWNER INFO PAWN ITEMS LESS THAN 300 DOLS. WHITE, JONATHAN WESLEY, 41, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Circuit Judge William Davis sentenced seven defendants to state prison on June 18. Receiving prison sentences: Corey Hampton Johnson 22, Bronson, was sentenced to 36 months in state prison after pleading no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia for personal use, possession of a controlled substance, resisting ocer with violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Court records said Johnsons charges resulted from an assault at a home on NW 4th St. in Williston on May 13, 2014. Johnson jumped across a fence uninvited. He was told to leave. e victim allowed him to use the bathroom, but found a bent metal spoon in the bathroom and ordered him to leave. Johnson pulled a claw hammer from his belt and threatened the victim. e victim wrestled the hammer away from Johnson, who ed the scene. When Williston police located Johnson he had a black suitcase in his possession containing 11 hypodermic needles and 2 cyclobenzadine prescription pills. He had 5 clonazepam pills in his hand in the patrol car. He threw them under his legs. Johnson attempted to crawl out of the patrol car. When he was removed from the car he was physically and verbally combative. In a second case, which was part of the sentencing, Johnson ransacked a house in Williston on Feb. 4, 2014 and stole property, including a recurved bow, Polaroid camera and binoculars. He pawned them at a shop on Main Street. Jimmy Leroy Mong o, 27, Bronson, was sentenced to 36 months in state prison after pleading no contest to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon and tampering with a witness, victim or informant. He was given credit for 199 days served in the county jail. Mongo argued with the victim over money on Jan. 22, 2013 at a rasher Drive residence. He removed a .38 caliber revolver from his back pants pocket and threatened the victim with the gun. He was ordered to leave the home. Mongo is a convicted felon. After leaving the home he called back, threatened the victim and said he would be waiting for her. Mitchell Randall Osborn 35, Trenton, was sentenced to 24 months in state prison for probation violation. He was given credit for 389 days served in the county jail. Osborn was arrested for the June 23, 2010 theft of a Levy County Road Department backhoe valued at $50,000. e backhoe was parked on N.E. 155th Avenue south of U.S. 27. Employees of the road department heard Osborn and one other man stole the backhoe and moved it to the Williston area. e machine was found hidden in a wooded area. Osborn said a second man gave him 5 oxycodone tablets for his participation in the theft. In a second unrelated case, on May 5, 2011 Osborn and a co-defendant stole a purse from a car at the Citgo gas station in Bronson. ey removed $105 cash and credit cards from the purse. e credit card was used to purchase $81 of gas in Archer. In a third unrelated case, Osborn stole a .44 caliber magnum gun, a .22 caliber Ruger pistol and a .22 caliber revolver from a Bronson home. e .44 caliber pistol was pawned in Tampa by Osborn, allowing investigators to identify him. omas Lee James 22, Williston, was sentenced to 24 months in state prison after pleading no contest to burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft three specic property. He was given 82 days credit for time served in the county jail. James, a former employee of Marshall Tree Farm, admitted he was angry at his former employer when he pried open two doors at the farm and stole $10,000 of merchandise on Aug. 29, 2014. Taken were a computer, computer accessories, radios, chainsaws and seven sets of keys to work vehicles. Investigators noticed the oce was ransacked during the thefts, indicating personal animosity toward the owner. Investigators obtained the names of former employees who recently left the farm and found the name of James. ey located him and a female friend at a gas station at the corner of County Road 318 and U.S. 27 in Williston. Inside the vehicle were the stolen items from the farm. James told investigators the owner had talked to him like he was an animal. He went to the tree farm to cause damage. Once he pried open the doors he ransacked the oce and stole merchandise. Dwan Jermaine Monroe, Jr ., 22, Williston, was sentenced to 24 months in state prison for probation violation. He was given 213 days credit for time served in the county jail. e original charge was drug dealing. Monroe used a cell phone on April 11, 2012 to talk to a condential source working for the Levy County Drug Task Force. He sold a piece of crack cocaine to the source for $40. He met the source in Williston to make the deal. Kimberly Sue Hite 48, Bell, was sentenced to 24 months in state prison for violation of probation. She was given credit for 118 days served in the county jail. e original charge was drug dealing. A Levy County Drug Task Force undercover ocer purchased six tablets of oxycodone prescription medicine from Hite for $80 on Aug. 3, 2012. In a second case, Hite sold an oxycodone tablet to a condential source working for the task force for $20 on Nov. 26, 2013, and in a third case she sold two Roxicodone pills to a task force condential source for $30 on Nov. 27, 2013. Teresa L. Price 43, Orlando, was sentenced to 15 months in state prison after pleading no contest to grand theft 2. She was given credit for 77 days served in the county jail. Price and a second person entered the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chieand on March 31, 2014 and removed two at screen televisions from the store without paying for them. e televisions were valued at $800 and $368. e televisions were placed in a shopping cart and pushed out of the store, placed in a vehicle and driven away. On April 3, 2014 Price re-entered the store and selected another television. She was stopped by the Wal-Mart theft prevention ocer. Total amount of merchandise removed from the store was $1,168.36. Ryan Lee Downey 31, Cedar Key was freed by the judge after having his probation terminated. He had been arrested on June 2 for violation of probation, but his attorneys motion to terminate his sentence was granted. Court records said Downey violated his probation on May 2, 2014 when he arrived in Orlando for an appointment with a probation ocer and tested positive for opiates when he gave a urine sample. He rst denied using opiates, but later called and said he had relapsed. A second test conrmed once again his test was positive for opiates. On May 5, 2014 he admitted to his probation ocer he was using opiates. Downey was originally sentenced on Jan. 7, 2009 to 24 months of probation for the oense of felony battery. e original charge stemmed from the incident on April 22, 2008 when Downey walked up to the victim in City Park and proceeded to punch him in the face several times while he sat in his vehicle. e victim exited his vehicle. e two fell to the ground. e victim was kicked in the face several times and suered a broken jaw and several broken teeth. Rowdy Elton McCal l, 28, Chieand, was sentenced to 24 months of drug oender probation after pleading no contest to manufacturing methamphetamine. He was given credit for 51 days served in the county jail. Investigators for the Levy County Drug Task Force learned on April 29, 2014 of a meth lab in a home on N.W. 115th St. in Chieand. McCall told ocers he was cooking methamphetamine at home and had just nished a fresh batch when ocers arrived, but he hadnt had time to gas the product into powder form. Caleb Michael Medeiros 22, Williston, was sentenced to 364 days in the county jail and given credit for 100 days served after pleading no contest to burglary of an unoccupied structure, pawn broker transaction fraud and dealing in stolen property. His jail sentence will be followed by ve years of probation. e victim told Williston police on March 11, 2014 that a rie and a second gun had been stolen from his home. His roommates had seen Medeiros in the area and suspected him of the theft. Medeiros was contacted as his girlfriends home and admitted taking the rie and pawning it at Triangle Gifts in Williston. He showed ocers a pawnbroker transaction form he had signed. In a second case, on March 19, 2014, Medeiros admitted stealing his fathers .32 caliber pistol. He pawned it at Triangle Gifts in Williston. In a third case, he stole a .22 caliber rie from a home where he was working on E. Levy St. He also pawned it at Triangle Gifts. Nicholas James Russo 34, address not listed, was sentenced to time served, or 181 days at the county jail, for violation of probation. He agreed to a no disposition plea in the case. e original charge on Oct. 30, 2010 stemmed from a disturbance at his girlfriends house. He saw men at the home and attempted to back his truck through a fence. He threw her to the ground and took her cell phone away from her to prevent her from calling police. Patricia Bradley Taylor, 60, Reddick, Fl., was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail and given credit for 52 days served for violation of probation. e original charge was shoplifting. She stole $32.10 in merchandise from the Dollar General Store in Bronson on Nov. 10, 2013. Chad Alexander Cumbo 29, Bronson, was sentenced to time served, or 80 days in the county jail for violation of probation. e original charge stemmed from a domestic battery charge. Randi Lynn Fumea 26, Chieand, was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail for violation of probation. She was given credit for 10 days served in jail. Fumea picked up a wallet she found at the South Chevron station on July 30, 2010 and removed $1,000. She disposed of the wallet in the trash. A store security camera captured a photo of her. She came to the Chieand Police Department voluntarily and admitted taking the money. She said she spent $750. She turned in $251 and later returned $100 more. In a second case, she stole lottery tickets from her employer, the Tackle Box in Fanning Springs over a 12 day period. e tickets were worth $2,033.Sentencings from the Bench
3A Brooke Allen Lauren Bartholemy Vince Bullard Caitlin Goss Laia Gore Robert Kint Whitney Ness Rebecca Russo Shea Osteen Bobby Trammell CJ Parks Alex Zografos Mikayla Pope Tyler Rains School Class of 2014Tyler Anderson By Mikayla Pope, Shark Correspondent William Tyler Lee Anderson is the son of Donna and Chad Risker and Scott and Christie Anderson. Tyler has three siblings: Zack Anderson, Caleb Roberts and Megan Roberts. With many great friends and memories behind him Anderson commented, Ill miss being around my best friends the most. While in high school some his hobbies included basketball, track and eld, shing, being with his friends, and watching Netix. Coach Brad Penny is not only Andersons favorite teacher, but favorite coach. Making it to the state competition in track with the help of Coach Brad has been life changing, replied the senior when asked what he liked most about his favorite teacher/ coach. He also elaborated about all the funny moments and good times hes had in Coach Brad Pennys classes over the years. After graduation Tyler plans on joining the United States Air Force. In ten years, Tyler sees himself as a Sergeant in the Air Force and continuing to move forward with success in the military. As he parts from Cedar Key School, Tyler leaves the students with a quote Your dreams are within arms reach, if youre willing to work for them. Brooke Allen Salutatorian for Class of 2014 By Shea OSteen, Shark Correspondent Brooke Millicent Allen is the salutatorian of Cedar Keys 2014 graduating class. Brooke is the daughter of Jimmy and Cheryl Allen, and has a younger sister Ashlyn. After high school Brooke plans to attend North Central College in Illinois to study biology and participate in track and eld. Her favorite CKS memory would be CDE practices and all the shenanigans from Ag. Class. Brookes favorite teacher from Cedar Key would be Mr. Brad. In ten years from now Brooke says she sees herself, Probably in some environmental type job, seeing as how Im majoring in biology, but who can really say. Anything can happen. From growing up in Cedar Key, Brooke has learned that there are many opportunities everywhere, you just have to nd them. Her favorite hobbies include anime, videogames, art and playing sports. e quote that Brooke would like to leave with CKS is, Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstein Lauren Bartholemy Valedictorian for Class of 2014 By Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent Class of 2014 Valedictorian, Lauren Lucile Bartholemy, is the daughter of Heath and Jolie Davis and Stephen Bartholemy. You can often nd Lauren reading, drinking Dr. Pepper, playing basketball, and spending time with her family. After high school, Lauren plans to attend the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School for one year, followed by four years at the United States Naval Academy. Lauren plans to major in biology and serve ve years in the Navy upon graduating from the Academy. In 10 years Lauren sees herself going to law school or grad school, dependent upon her status in the Navy. When asked about her favorite memory at CKS Lauren said, My favorite memories are a combination of basketball season locker room memories and bus rides. Both of these events are a time for team bonding, in those particular moments everyone is acquainted with one another and bonding over the fact that they are all preparing to play or run their hardest. Lauren also said I also have a lot of fun classroom memories; the crazy antics in FFA, and a lot of fun memories with my peers. When asked who her favorite teacher is, Lauren said I love all of the teachers at CKS, but I have the most memories with Mr. Voyles, hes been a great mentor. After graduation, Lauren said I will denitely miss the teachers; Ive grown so close with so many of them. Growing up in Cedar Key, you learn many valuable lessons. Lauren said that shes learned e importance of family, and community. Cedar Key values community more than any other town. ey always support our school and the youth in every way they can. As Lauren prepares to bid adieu to the small island of Cedar Key she would like to leave o with this I want to remind the students at CKS that their future is what they make of it. What they do now aects them later. I also want each and every one of them to know that I believe in them. Bobby Trammel By Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent Bobby James Trammel, son of Nettie and Gene Hodges and Jamie Na, will be graduating on May 31, 2014 along with the other Cedar Key School Seniors. After graduation, Bobby plans to attend Tallahassee Community College, and after two years transfer to Florida State University and major in criminology. In ten years, Bobby sees himself as a successful Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Ocer. Bobby spends most of his time playing basketball at the park, shing out on the gulf, and working hard. When asked what he was going to miss most about CKS, Bobby said Im going to miss being in such a small school, where I know everyone. Bobby said that his favorite memory from CKS was playing basketball for Coach Cris, being a part of a team, as well as playing basketball with his classmates during P.E. When asked who his favorite teacher was, Bobby said Coach Brad and Mr. Powers. Coach Brad is a great guy, and fun to learn from. Science is one of my favorite subjects and Mr. Powers class was always a blast. Bobby said that if he could leave one piece of advice to the underclassmen it would be at life goes on. No matter what the situation, everything will be okay. Shea OSteen By Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent Anna Lashea OSteen, or Shea, is the daughter of Ronny Jo OSteen, Mark Miller, Chad OSteen, and Joanne OSteen. Shea will be graduating from Cedar Key School on May 31st, in the Cedar Key gymnasium with her fellow peers. Shea spends her free time working on her art projects, reading, shing, riding four-wheelers, playing sports, creating Pinterest crafts, and watching Netix. When asked about what she will miss most about CKS, Shea said e small classes, friendly teachers, and students. She said that her favorite teacher is Mrs. Lauren because of all of her hard work and dedication towards her students. When reecting back on her journey at Cedar Key, Shea said that her favorite memory was when we were supposed to be practicing for our EOC, and our teacher never came to assist us. So, all of us students just sat in the compass lab, just listening to music. It was hilarious. After high school, Shea plans on attending college at Central Florida College in Ocala, in hopes of achieving her Associates of Science in Radiography. In 10 years, She sees herself with a bachelors degree in radiography, not living in Florida, and wealthy. Growing up in Cedar Key many valuable life lessons are learned. Shea said that shes learned that Cedar Key is very small, and everyone sticks together as a family. Family is important. Good luck to Shea on all of her future endeavors! Alex Zografos By Mikayla Pope, Shark Correspondent Alexander Paul Zografos is part of the Cedar Key School Class of 2014 and will take the stage to accept his diploma on May 31st. Alex recently moved from North Carolina to attend Cedar Key School, and now lives with Scott and Vincent Bullard and Stephanie May. His hobbies include going on the boat, looking for arrowheads, playing cards, and mastering his baseball skills. Even with the short amount of time he has spent in Cedar Key it was still hard to decide which memory was his favorite, but the Junior/Senior trip to Orlando for Grad Bash stole the show. Ill miss Mr. Rays class and all the crazy conversations we always had. ere was never a dull moment in 2nd period. Commented Zografos when asked about what hell miss the most about CKS. Alexs favorite teacher was Mrs. Pam because of all the continuous help and time she put into helping him reach his goal of graduation. e future holds exciting changes for Alex Zografos which includes college and possibly the military. In 10 years his plan is to be making money counting cards and taking life head on. Alex wants to leave CKS with one of his signature lines, Im not mad you. Youre just doing your job. Charles Joseph Parks By Mikayla Pope, Shark Correspondent Charles Joseph Parks (C.J.) will walk across the graduation stage on May 31st with all of his classmates. He is the son of Charlie and Amy Parks, and the older brother of Sam and Tanner Parks. CJ was born and raised in Cedar Key. His hobbies include some of Cedar Keys signature activities: hunting and shing. Playing sports has been a major part of this seniors life; since sixth grade, CJ has been active in basketball and baseball, and also ran track in high school. When asked who his favorite CKS teacher is, CJ responded: Hands down Mrs. Sherie Johns is my favorite teacher. ere are so many great memories from that time in my life. One of his other favorite CKS memories is going on boating trips with Mr. Whitman. After graduation, CJ plans to attend Tulsa Welding School in Jacksonville, Florida. Its easy to see myself welding somewhere in ten years, most likely in the United States! commented Parks when asked where he sees himself in the future. CJ believes that what he will miss most about Cedar Key is all the great people and all that this island has to oer as he goes o into the big world. As for what CJ wants to leave the underclassmen with as he starts his own journey he replied, Work smarter, not harder. Robert Kint By Vince Bullard, Shark Correspondent Robert William Kint is son of the Booths and the Slaughters. Robertss hobbies include hunting, shing, and building things. While attending Cedar Key School, Robert made many memories, but the one he recalls when asked, is the Hawthorne baseball gamethe boys played hard, and had a lot of fun that game. When asked who his favorite teacher is, he replied Mr. Brad, whose class Robert said he would miss most. After nishing high school, Robert plans to be a shing guide in Cedar Key. In ten years Robert sees himself still touring around Cedar Key and continuing as a shing guide. e values Robert has inherited while in Cedar Key are some of the very things that make him desire to stay here; Family and friends are everything, without the people Ive met here, I wouldnt be the man I am. When asked if there was a quote he wanted to leave the students at CKS with he replied In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. (Kristian Kan) Whitney Ness By Shea OSteen, Shark Correspondent Whitney Ann Ness is the daughter of Chris Occhi, Kim Whitney, and the sister of Logan Ness. Her hobbies include: swimming, sailing, horseback riding, and writing. Her favorite memory of CKS was going to Rainbow River on senior skip day with her friends. Whitneys favorite teacher is Mrs. Lauren, the high school English teacher. e one thing shell miss most about CKS is all the friends she has made. After high school Whitney plans to go to Colorado and attend college. When asked where she sees herself in ten years, she said, I hope to be a successful author living in Maine. e quote that Whitney wants to leave with CKS is, If you dont have anything nice to say, then you can come sit by me. Mikayla Pope By Sarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent Mikayla Annita-Joyce Pope, daughter of Todd and Star Pope, is one of the 14 seniors that will be accepting her diploma on May 31st, 2014. Mikayla is the baby of ve and says that my parents are a little too excited to get the last one out of the house! If she isnt watching Netix or driving around in her Ford Focus, Tricia, shes either learning about Abe Lincoln or snacking on the delicious treats in her pantry. When asked about her favorite memory at CKS, Mikayla said So many memorable and fun things have happened Cedar Key School Senior Spotlightscontinued to page 6A
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LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Obstructionism Is Patriotic Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateBirthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and giftgiving. But Americas upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America -and have long made America a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world. All is not lost. But all could be lost -especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of celebrities, while ignoring such dangers as nuclear weapons in the hands of suicidal fanatics, with a track record of savagery, whom we are too squeamish to call anything stronger than militants. Nor are all the dangers abroad. Within our own country there are all too many signs of people blithely ready to sacrice the interests or freedom of Americans for the sake of symbolism or passing fashions. When a former Speaker of the House of Representatives announces that she is going down to our border to greet and welcome masses of people crossing that border illegally, you know that something is fundamentally wrong. No one knows, or apparently cares, what diseases these oods of illegals are bringing into the country, including diseases that have been largely stamped out in the United States, and which American doctors have seldom seen enough to know how to spot them or treat them. No one knows, or apparently cares, how many of these children include teenage criminal gangs to whom murder is no big deal. Worst of all, no one knows, or apparently cares, that the elected representatives of the American people were cut out of the loop when it came to making these decisions. All that matters to people like Nancy Pelosi is the symbolism of welcoming the oppressed, especially if they represent more votes for Democrats, who will shower the taxpayers money on them. As if to make clear the elites contempt for ordinary Americans intelligence, President Obama tells us that the people crossing the border love America. How could he possibly know that, any more than he could know how to invest the taxpayers money in the industries of the future, which have in fact gone bankrupt? What is involved are not just bad policy choices. What is involved are policies imposed unilaterally by the president, in deance of Congress authority to legislate and in contempt of the Constitutions separation of powers -on which all our freedoms ultimately depend. e people who wrote the Constitution of the United States understood what dangers there are to the freedom of the people -and that freedom can be quietly eroded by degrees, rather than taken all at once. Too many people today seem oblivious to such dangers. So what if the government used the muscle of the Internal Revenue Service to keep groups opposed to the Obama administration tied up in red tape or litigation in an election year? Enough games like that can make our elections meaningless. is arrogant abuse of power does not end with the federal government. In Massachusetts, teenager Justina Pelletier was taken from her parents custody and held virtually incommunicado for over a year, because her parents preferred to continue to have her treated as the physicians at a medical facility associated with Tufts University had treated her, even though shrinks at Childrens Hospital in Boston said her problems were in her head, and took her o some of her medications. is dierence of opinion as to the best medical treatment for Justina Pelletier was enough to get a judge to side with headstrong bureaucrats and override her parents rights. So a girl who was ice skating before ended up in a wheelchair under the care of shrinks. Fortunately, enough media attention, especially by former governor Mike Huckabee on Fox News Channel, nally got this child freed. Perhaps we can hope that all is not lost -yet. But if this case is a symbol of Americans ghting back, it is also a symbol of why it is desperately important to ght back. at spirit is the best birthday present for America. 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 Americas Birthday Letter to the Editor Finding Economic Security in an Insecure Timecontinued to page 5A By U.S. Senator Marco Rubio In part as prepared for delivery at Hillsdale Colleges Kirby Center in Washington D.C. on June 25, 2014 Both of my parents were born into dicult circumstances. My father lost his mother as a young boy and had to quit school so he could go to work. My mother was raised by a disabled father who struggled to provide for his seven daughters. When they were young, they had dreams for their future. My father wanted to be a successful businessman. My mother wanted to be a famous movie star. But like most people who have ever lived, they were born into societies where the dreams of people like them didnt stand a chance. ey felt trapped in their circumstances, frustrated by the inability to improve their lives. And so they came to the one place on earth where how you start out in life does not determine how you end up: the United States of America. ey never became wealthy here either; they worked service jobs at hourly wages. ey never had a maid at their house; my mother was one for a living. And they didnt have fancy cars; my father drove the same 73 Chevy Impala for 20 straight years. Yet I consider my background to be one of great privilege. I was privileged to be raised in a stable family. Privileged that my parents had jobs that allowed them to provide for their children. And I was privileged to be born in a land of equal opportunity, the one place on earth where the son of a bartender and maid could achieve the same things as a son of a president or a millionaire. I come from privilege because while the hope of a better life is a universal one it is also one few people ever get the chance to achieve. We are blessed to live in a country on whose cornerstone is etched the principle that all people have a God given right to go as far as their talent and eort will take them. And because here, so many people have been able to achieve the universal dream of a better life, this dream has come to bear our name: e American Dream. For most, this Dream has never been about becoming rich or famous. It is about having a good job that pays enough to own a home, feed your family, and save for retirement; the exibility to work and spend time with your family; the freedom to worship as you please and live without fear for your familys safety; and ultimately, its about giving your children the opportunity to have a life better than your own. e American Dream holds us together as one people. It denes us as a special nation. We can overcome bad presidents, tough economies and divisive issues. But if we lose the American Dream, we will lose our identity. ere cannot be an America without the American Dream. at is why the greatest crisis before us today is that millions of our people feel that this Dream is slipping away. e American Dream is still attainable. But it has gotten increasingly dicult to achieve for far too many. Wages have stagnated; everyday costs have risen; industries that once ourished have dried up, their jobs shipped overseas or lost to automation; and millions go to sleep each night overcome with the sense that they are one bad break from nancial ruin. Over the last six years, this insecurity has coiled itself around people from all walks of life. But it has been particularly dicult for three sets of Americans. First, our more than ten million single mothers. Many have been abandoned by the father of their children, left to face the struggles of parenthood alone. Many are stuck in jobs with low wages and inexible work hours. At every turn they feel like the deck is stacked against them. eir everyday costs rise while their paychecks remain stagnant. ey lose jobs because after school care closes in the early evening and they cant work late. ey feel guilty that they cant aord and dont have the time to sign their children up for soccer or dance like other kids. And they feel helpless to get their children out of failing schools. We also see the erosion of the American Dream in the lives of many young Americans, including recent college graduates. eir generation is coming of age in an era of lowered expectations, where too often their caps and gowns Michele MalkinCreators Syndicateree cheers for right-wing obstructionism. Can we have more, please, and louder? Last weeks unanimous Supreme Court ruling on President Obamas illegal recess appointments is a double smackdown. First, its a rebuke against arrogant White House powergrabbers who thought they could act with absolute impunity and interminable immunity. Second, the ruling is a reproach of all the establishment pushovers on Capitol Hill who put comity above constitutional principle. In a nutshell: e high court determined that Obama lawlessly exceeded his executive authority when he foisted three members onto the National Labor Relations Board in 2012, during what Democrats declared was a phonybaloney Senate recess. In reality, the Senate was holding pro forma sessions over winter break precisely to prevent such circumvention. e ability to convene pro forma sessions is a power retained in both the House and Senate. Its a timehonored, constitutionally protected tradition. No matter. Our imperial president and his crafty lawyers declared that the Senate wasnt in business despite the Senates declaration that it was, and the White House rammed through the appointments of Terence Flynn, Richard Grin and Sharon Block while the Senate took a brief weekend break in between the pro forma sessions. e steamrolling gave the NLRB a quorum -and a green light to issue hundreds and hundreds of legally suspect decisions. But conservatives objected. Plainti Noel Canning, the businessman who challenged the legitimacy of NLRB decisions made by the shadily packed panel, objected. And President Rules-For-ee-ButNot-For-Me got hoisted by his own petard. e high court resoundingly rejected the administrations ploy to usurp the Constitutions broad delegation of authority to the Senate to determine how and when to conduct its business. e decision also vindicates conservative pushback against Obamas overreaching recess appointments of radical SEIU lawyer Craig Becker in 2010 and unfettered nancial czar Richard Cordray in 2012. As Carrie Severino, chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network, put it: (T)he real victory goes to the Constitutions separation of powers. ... By striking down these appointments, the Supreme Court delivered a much-needed bench-slap to the Obama administrations contempt for the Constitution. e Canning decision should embolden obstructionist conservatives on Capitol Hill -led by House Republicans -who have raised bloody hell over Obamas imperial governance in deance of establishment GOP go-along, get-alongism. Staunch conservative Sen. Ted Cruz pointed out after the NLRB ruling: is marks the 12th time since January 2012 that the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the Obama administrations calls for greater federal executive power. anks to patriotic obstructionism, this should and will be far from the last rebuke. Continued accommodation of this control-freak president and his cronies is suicide. ere are only two responsible replies to a Constitution-trampling, end-run executive unilaterally declaring, Yes, I can: 1) No, you cant. 2) Hell no, you cant.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
5A Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Word Search Arose Around Beast Chill Damage Desks Dimly Drama Edged Embarrassed Faith Finally Freed Grove Guess Headmistress Hijack Hilly House Individuals Legal Money Necklace Nines Notebook Occurs Opera Organs Pedals Peered Picked Pluses Primary Rides Roads Roared Scare Seven Short Social Spray Stand Steps Sting Straws Tissue Unity Verse Yearly Yield come not just with hope and excitement but also with dread and apprehension. Many did everything they were told was necessary to succeed. But now they sit in their childhood bedrooms under the weight of thousands in student loan debt, unable to start a career or a family. Finally, we see the rising struggles of our working class families. Parents who work longer and harder than ever, yet fall further and further behind. Workers who search in vain for the good jobs that once supported their families. And small business owners on the verge of losing what they fought their entire lives to create. For millions of single parents, young Americans, and working families, the promise that hard work and perseverance would lead to a better life has gone unfullled. As a result, too many are starting to believe the American Dream is no longer possible for people like them. e erosion of this Dream is not simply the result of a Great Recession. It is primarily the result of a rapid and disruptive transformation of our economy driven by automation and globalization. ere was once a time when we were one of the few developed economies in the world. But now there are dozens of developed economies that have lowered taxes and cut regulations in an eort to attract job-creating investments away from us. ere was once a time when people like my parents, with limited formal education, could still nd jobs that paid enough to make it to the middle class. But now because of advances in technology, virtually all good jobs require a level of education beyond high school. But instead of adjusting to the realities of this new era, many of our institutions are failing us and none more so than our federal government. Instead of attracting jobs to our shores through simplifying taxes and regulations, it imposes higher taxes and more regulations that push investment and innovation to other countries. Instead of anti-poverty programs that promote work and education so our people can emerge from poverty, we pump more money into programs that have failed us for a half century. Instead of taking steps to make higher education more available and more aordable, we pour resources into a system that is expensive, inaccessible and is graduating too many people with unemployable degrees. And instead of modernizing our retirement programs to make them accessible to everyone, we put more money into unsustainable programs that were designed in the 1930s. e result is that a growing number of people feel completely alienated from our government and its leaders. ey feel as if no one here in Washington understands what they are facing and no one here has answers to their challenges. So it should be no surprise that disapproval of our government and pessimism about the direction of our country have reached an all-time high. Because the inability of our leaders to respond to the challenges and the opportunities of the 21st century is denying a growing number of people access to the American Dream. President Obama deserves credit for hosting a summit earlier this week focused on helping working families. But the ideas he oered are more symbolic than they are substantive. ey do not go far enough. Up to this point, his plan to restore the American Dream has been an old and familiar one: raise taxes, create more regulations, pour more money into government programs, and accuse anyone who doesnt agree with him of not caring. e globalization and technological advances that are changing our economy produce disruptive challenges. But they also present exciting opportunities: the opportunity to innovate faster and in more areas than ever before, the opportunity to sell the products we make and the services we provide to more people in more places than ever before. is new century can also be an American Century, with the American Dream within reach of more people than ever before. But our current path the path of the old and tired ideas of big government this path will never lead us to that better future. To restore the American Dream, we need a new policy agenda designed specically for the 21st century. A limited government and free enterprise movement that applies the principles of our founding to the challenges and opportunities facing Americans in their daily lives. Washington, DCCongressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) announced today that he is now a cosponsor of three bills that are aimed at addressing the crisis along our porous southern border. In addition to these bills, he is a cosigner of Rep. Darrell Issas immigration letter to President Obama. e letter asks the President to end his failed policies that have incentivized the border crisis and to work with Congress on reforms that secure the border. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement: Poor economic conditions and violence in Central America have existed for many years and thus do not explain the recent surge of immigrants across our southern border. e current crisis along our southern border is a direct result of this Administrations failure to enforce existing law. is lax approach has only encouraged more individuals to come to the United States illegally. It is my duty as a Member of Congress to support legislation that will secure our borders and protect our national sovereignty. Bills Congressman Yoho has Cosponsored: H.R. 4882 Southwest Border Protection Act (Rep. Schweikert, R-AZ): Orders the deployment of at least 10,000 members of the National Guard at the request of a Governor of a State on the border with Mexico in order to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in achieving operational control of the border. Deployment of the National Guard shall continue until either the Secretary of Homeland Security certies that the federal government has achieved operational control of the border or the Governor withdraws the request for National Guard assistance. National Border and Homeland Security Act (Rep. Franks, R-AZ): Directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to nish the construction of fencing, and to provide for the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors to gain operational control of the Southwest border which requires consultation with border governors, mayors, and sheris. Also creates 6,000 new fulltime positions for border patrol agents, and gives CBP critical access to 40% of land between California and El Paso controlled by the federal government but mostly deemed national parks and wildlife refuge areas which often prevents agents from accessing the land. It also establishes a complete biometric entry and exit data system. Illegal Entry Accountability Act (Rep. Weber, R-TX) : Immediately suspends all foreign aid to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador until Congress determines that these countries have taken sucient action to mitigate unlawful border crossings into the U.S. by their respective citizens. Assistance under the International Narcotic Control Law Enforcement program is exempted. McAllen, Texas, is a hotbed of activity in the recent immigration surge on the U.S.. Reporter for e Daily Signal, Genevieve Wood made a trip there to see for herself exactly what and who are involved in the event. To see the whole story visit: http://dailysignal. com/2014/06/30/texas-mexicoborder-view-front-line In short Wood traveled through the Texas area and on boat to see the activity and hear the testimonies on the conditions that are fueling this travesty of the border laws. Border Patrol agents are overworked but diligent to continue the pursuit of the ones involved in spearheading this onslaught. e Texas Department of Public Safety and Gov. Rick Perry stated that the surge is aimed primarily at ghting the drug cartels and human smuggling operatives that control much of the Rio Grande Valley border. According to Texas authorities Transnational Criminal Organizations are fueling the inux of illegal aliens coming from Central America. ey believe TCOs are behind the media stories and advertisements in countries such as Honduras that encourage people to come and that they serve as coyotes/human smugglers. Criminals benet from immigration surges: When border ocials are overwhelmed by a ood of immigrants, their attention is diverted from monitoring drug smuggling. According to Steve McCraw, director of the Texas DPS, the objective is not to inconvenience them [the drug cartels] but to hurt them. e drug cartel and human tracking agents are a threat to communities not just on the border but across America. Another challenge he and others on the border face is that a majority of illegal crossers are coming across U.S. Fish and Wildlife area refuges areas where border ocials have limited access to roads and where the types of vehicles allowed are severely restricted. According to Rep. Bryan Hughes, a Republican who represents District 5 in Texas, Border security is not a state responsibility. But the dereliction of duty by the feds aects us all. Texas is not waiting for Washington to act. Texas just allocated another 1.3 million following after hundreds of millions to push this surge in law enforcement. Albert Spratte is the sergeant at arms, Union 3307, for the National Border Patrol Council. According to Spratte as he explained it to visiting Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, drug and human smugglers monitor the border and river crossing areas on the Mexico side, along with bus and train stops in Mexican border towns, to ensure no one comes across without paying the smugglers to get them across. Were good at what we do, Spratte said. Were being asked to do things were not supposed to do. Were supposed to stop and detain. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is supposed to deport. e situation is worse than you think, and its not going to change until you start deporting people. As for the facilities where immigrants are held until ICE steps in, If we were a jail, wed be closed down, he said. According to ocials, three out of four of those crossing the borders are OTMsthe term for Other an Mexican. One in four are children, 45 to 50 percent are family units, and the male/female ratio is roughly 60-40. Although the current wave of border crossers is primarily from Central America, people from more than 140 dierent countries, including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, have crossed the southern border. Earlier this month, 33 people from China were apprehended. A senior border ocial, who didnt wish to give his name, summed up the view from many there when I asked how his unit was handling the situation: For border patrol, its a good news story. Were doing our job. For the federal government not so much. Commentary by Genevieve Wood @genevievewood For e Daily SignalMore than Mexican Children Coming into AmericaYoho Supports Legislation to Secure U.S. Border Finding Economic Security in an Insecure Time continued from page 4APriceless CommentaryIn a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5 percent down payment in order to qualify for a loan. His proposal was rejected 5742 on a straight party-line vote because, as Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) explained, Passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can aord it.
6A In accordance with a new law passed during the 2014 state legislative session, all lobbyists will be required to register with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Senate Bill 846, recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, goes into eect July 1 and requires Floridas ve water management districts to develop a lobbyist registration process. A separate registration form must be submitted to each water management district that a person will be lobbying. Starting July 1, members of the public will have easy access to the registration process through the Districts website at WaterMatters.org/LobbyistRegistration. Lobbyists must submit a registration form and principals authorization before talking with a District ocial or employee on behalf of the rms, corporations or groups they are paid to represent. Registration will be renewable at the beginning of each calendar year. e District will not be not charging a fee to register. A database of registered lobbyists will be accessible on the Districts website, and members of the public can click on lobbyists names in the database to see the principals they represent. e mission of the Southwest Florida Water Management District is to manage water and related natural resources to ensure their continued availability while maximizing the benets to the public. Central to the mission is maintaining the balance between the water needs of current and future users while protecting and maintaining water and related natural resources which provide the District with its existing and future water supply. rfn tntb frrrtrnrrf nrrnb rrfnnn nnfbrn ffnrftrfn b rtnnr rfrnrb trbrffnfntnb ntb tbnnr New Law Requires Lobbyists to Register with Districtduring my time at CKS. However, one of my favorite memories took place in Mr. Powers Chemistry class, junior year, when each member of the Chem Crew had to portray a famous scientist. It was nothing short of hilarious! Costumes, accents, and even time travel, the classroom was rolling. Ill also never forget spending time with Mrs. Jenny Lynn, our many FFA trips with Mr. Voyles, dressing up for spirit week each year, and spending time with my fellow peers. Mikayla said that her favorite teachers are Mrs. Lauren and Mr. Voyles, because theyve both been very supportive teachers and have always helped in any way they could in all of my endeavors. After graduation, Mikayla plans on attending Santa Fe College for two years and then transferring to the University of Florida to major in international relations. In 10 years, Mikayla sees herself with not only a successful career, but one that also makes her happy. She also sees herself hopefully spending time in another country. Mikayla says growing up in Cedar Key, Ive learned just how to take the perfect sunset picture, as well as that friends become family and its important to cherish the time that you have with them, because you never know which day is your last. When asked if there were any words of wisdom that she wished to leave CKS with, Mikayla stated Life may seem impossible one day and incredible the next. Stay humble. Stay happy. Do you. And love Jesus. Amen. Tyler Rains By Cassie Lambert, Shark Correspondent Tyler Robert Joseph Rains is the son of Jerry Rains and Eyleen Rains, and brother of Taylor Rains. Tyler is kin to both elma McCain, and Jodi Rains. His favorite Cedar Key School memory is checking out of third period with his bros, Bobby and Cody, to go hang out. When asked who his favorite teacher is, Tyler said Coach Brad, duh! But said he will miss Mrs. Jennie Lynn and Ms. Angie the most when he leaves CKS. Tylers hobbies include hanging out, working, and being awesome. Tyler says his plans after high school are to gure out what career he wants to pursue and then go to school for it; but until then he will settle for being happy. In 10 years, Tyler sees himself on some beach, somewhere. He says, Something I learned growing up in Cedar Key is that there is no place like it. Nowhere else can you do what we do here. We live in a place where people leave their homes to come visit and thats beautiful. e quote he plans to leave Cedar Key School with is Life is what you make it, dont blow it kid. Laia Gore By Vince Bullard, Shark Correspondent Laia Marie Gore is the daughter of Lamar and Julie Gore, and the sister of Wade Gore. While attending Cedar Key School Laia has made many great memories, but the best ones include clamming with the middle school FFA chapter, chasing the porpoises around the gulf, and swimming on the islands with her classmates! When asked, Laia commented that her favorite teachers are Mr. Voyles and Mr. Brad; she said that she will miss all of the shenanigans in their classes. e one thing Laia will miss most about CKS are her closest friends: Caitlin Goss, Brooke Allen, and CJ Parks. After nishing high school, Laia plans to move to Tampa and pursue her dreams of being a music photographer. In ten years Laia sees herself as a famous tour (concert) photographer, on tour with a famous metal, punk-rock band. Although Laia doesnt see herself residing in Cedar Key after high school, she has learned many things from growing up here, including ere are no shortcuts. You either work hard for what you want or you go nowhere, and thats been her motivation for pursuing her own photography business. When asked about a quote she wants to leave with the students at CKS she replied Dont let anyone tell you what to do with your life. Not everyone is cut out for the medical eld or the military, or the classroom life in general. If you want to be an artist, be an artist. If you want to dance, then dance. If you want to be an athlete, be an athlete. Do what makes YOU happy, and dont sell your soul to money! Vince Bullard By Tabatha Hays, Shark correspondent Vincent Scott Bullard is the son of Scott Bullard, Stephanie May and Johnna Bullard. His hobbies are painting houses all over the island with his dad, going on the boat, shing, playing golf and baseball, and looking for arrowheads. His favorite CKS memories are joking around with Mrs. Jennie Lynn, and going to Universal for Grad Bash. Vinces favorite teachers at CKS are Mrs. Lauren and Coach Brad. Vince says that what he will miss about CKS is Mrs. Bailey and her lovely smile. After graduating from Cedar Key School, Vince plans to attend Santa Fe College to pursue a career in insurance management. He wants to get his insurance license in order to sell healthcare all over North Florida. He also would like to play golf as a walk-on at a university. In ten years, Vince sees himself playing golf as a pro-amateur in Florida, and a college graduate. Vince says, Although I did not grow up here I have learned that Cedar Key changes people in good ways. If someone is o track in their life, they should move to Cedar Key and it will straighten them out. Vince would like to leave Cedar Key with the quote, You gotta fake it til you make it. Elbert. Rebecca Russo By Shea OSteen, Shark Correspondent Rebecca Sue Russo is the granddaughter of George and Della Martin. Rebeccas hobbies include: Playing with our dogs and soccer, spending time with her boyfriend Jacob, and spending time with my family. Her favorite memory of CKS would be this years homecoming court. Rebeccas favorite teacher would be Mrs. Bailey, the business instructor. e one thing she will miss the most about CKS would be coming in to school every morning and seeing her fellow classmates. After high school Rebecca plans on going to college to become a CSI agent. When asked where she sees herself in ten years Rebecca said, Traveling around Florida solving crimes and having a family of my own. Rebecca learned from Cedar Key that nobody will judge you for who you are because were all the same in some way or another. Rebecca would like to leave CKS with Stay strong, do your work, graduate, and do something useful with your life. Caitlin Goss By Cassie Lambert, Shark Correspondent Caitlin Morgan Goss is a graduate of the 2013-2014 class at Cedar Key School. Caitlin is the daughter of Tina Williams and Damon Goss, and has two younger siblings, Casey and Connor. Caitlins favorite memory from CKS is the night she was crowned the 2014 CKS homecoming queen. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Brad and Mr. Voyles. She says she will miss spirit week, Future Farmers of America Career Development Event competitions, and seeing her classmates every day. She says that one thing she learned from growing up in Cedar Key is, Sunsets dont look like that everywhere. Appreciate things for what they are, Caitlins hobbies include painting, dancing, drinking coee, lying in the sun, and driving with the music loud and the windows down. After graduating from CKS, Caitlin plans to achieve her Bachelors Degree at Santa Fe College and then transfer to the University of Florida. In ten years, Caitlin sees herself working as a Nurse Anesthetist. A quote Caitlin wants to leave Cedar Key School with is, If it makes you happy, it cant be that bad. Cedar Key School Senior Spotlights continued from page 3AMan Who Adopted Bronsons Rose Blair Gives Her a Home continued from page 1Arewarding in so many ways, Blair said. Miller has been working in Atlanta and coming home on weekends to nish the home. Donna was the rst to comment when she saw her bedroom, bathroom and the fancy kitchen. We really appreciate it, she said. Blair expressed her gratitude as well. If I had spent thousands of dollars, I dont think I would have had something this nice, she said. e Lord above has blessed me so much. Blair also thanked her customers at Bronson Restaurant who kept her uplifted when she felt down after losing her home, and her children who helped her emotionally and nancially. e people of Bronson didnt let me sink down, she said. But she said Millers gift was special. Blair remembers helping Miller years ago, but she didnt think she did that much -certainly not enough to deserve this gift. If it wasnt for this guy here, I would have had to buy a new place. I would have been in a nancial hole, Blair said. He did so much to help me.Rooks Says Two Near-Death Experiences Wont Stop Her Campaign continued from page 1Aerapy has restored the use of her hand and her speech is improving, although occasionally she has to stop for a word. I can tell Im getting stronger every day, she said. Yesterday I went to church. Osteen said her mother was determined to continue the campaign. e rst words out of her mouth after the surgeries were that she was going forward with her campaign. Rooks, who served several terms as a Levy County commissioner before being defeated by Ryan Bell in the 2010 sweep by Republicans is running as a Republican this time around. She will meet Bell in the Aug. 26 primary. e winner will take on Jamie Grin, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 general election. Rooks injured her knee in early May when she jumped from the back of her pickup truck to post a campaign sign. She arranged for surgery on May 16. She anticipated being back on her feet to resume the campaign within a couple of weeks. But the winds of fate were blowing in a dierent direction. Her life since that time has revolved around therapy and recovery. She said therapists kept her busy all day. She said it was dicult to make or take phone calls with therapists working with her, sometimes for hours at a stretch. erapy restored a dislocated knee cap, the use of her hand and her speech. She is receiving therapy at home now. I am so blessed, Rooks said. Osteen oered one nal observation. e family thanks everyone for all the calls, prayers and text messages. It was appreciated, Osteen said. tower and multipurpose building being constructed when the agency discovered that Bronson had never developed a 10-acre parcel at the western edge of the park. e original plan for the parcel included construction of a baseball eld, picnic facilities, playground, trail, restrooms and other related support facilities. Development should have been completed in 2008. But the land remains in an undeveloped state. Lee said the agency has no problem with the cellphone tower being constructed, but the town will have to write a plan for development of the 10-acre parcel and she wants the development started as soon as possible. Lee said DEP will be happy to work with the town to provide development that best ts the land and the towns interest. e town has tossed out the idea of building a walking trail on the site and possibly a large picnic pavilion. e concept has been briey discussed at town council meetings. e town has yet to draft a written plan. e 10 acres lies on the west side of the baseball and softball elds that stand on the west side of the park.State Gives Green Light to Bronson Cellphone Tower at Park continued from page 1A Contributions Begin to Flow to County Commission Candidates continued from page 1A owners Debora and William Bachschmidt as individuals, DAB as a company, the Queen B. Ranch and Arrowhead Heavy Hauling. Whiskey Bravo Air, the xed base operator at the Inverness Airport in Citrus County donated $500 each to Johnson and Bell. Johnson also received $1,000 from the Chad Smith Law Firm and $1,000 from the Chad Smith Asset Management company, plus $300 from Chad Wade homes. Bell has donated about $5,800 of his own money to his campaign. Johnson has donated about $5,100 of his own money to his campaign. Rooks donors include James Collins $500, Susie Collins $1,000, Susie Chance $1,000, Rooks daughter Joanne Osteen $200, E.T. Usher $500, Stanley and Andrew Blair Island Hotel $450 and other smaller donors. She donated $5,150 to her own campaign. Meeks received $1,000 from Toni Collins, $500 from Beverly M. Strickland, $500 from Grandmother Mary E. Holstein, $350 from power plant contractor William M. Stokes and other smaller donors such as Robert Knight and Charles D. Hutcheson, Jay Bierman, Tammy Bierman and James S. Brannan who gave $100 each.
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8A rffnftbfrftt bffttttrtftffb rnrrftrffttrftftfn nfntnnrftfftbf ftbtfbrffr frffr rrfrfrfr trfftffttrf ftfftft fttrfftf tntrftffttf trnttrffrf fnffnrffrt ftrffrfntrttf tftttnftftf ftrtfttrfrfr rrf f b Tuesday, July 15th at 6:30pm Countryside Baptist Church 10926 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32606 Sponsored by: JBS Gainesville FOR MORE INFO: Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, June 26th at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 10th Ave, Chieand. We had a lady stop in that want to learn more shortcuts with a rotary cutter. anks to a visiting quilter from a Dixie County Quilt Group, we were all able to learn a few shortcuts. Rotary cutters came out in the 1980s along with a cutting board and rulers to help with the process. e rulers of varying sizes and shapes help with cutting straight lines. A newer ruler has slits inside to assist with straight cuts of inch and up without having to readjust the ruler each time. Other shortcuts could include stacking multiple pieces of fabric or folding the fabric as needed. Im not a quilter but I am learning. Greg and the boys were out to do our yard work and a variety of jobs in the Museum. anks Lancaster. We volunteers really enjoy it when someone returns after several years away from the Museum. Weve made a lot of changes and appreciate the compliments. Faithfully submitted by Myrtice Scabarozi. Alice Mae has combined chicken scratch and counted cross stitch. How she does nd the time? Lifetime Levy County native and successful businessman Jamie Grin has announced plans to run for the County Commission Seat for District 4. We are at a critical juncture for economic recovery, not only nationwide but also in Levy County and I want to do my part of building our economy back to a sustainable, permanent, and stable economic condition for our residents and friends Grin, 52, was born and raised in Bronson. He has maintained businesses in Bronson, Chieand and Cedar Key for years. He got his start originally in the Roller Skating Rink business in Bronson and Chieand in 1981, which grew into the Restaurant business in 1987 and continuing on today. Grin owns and operates Betts Big T Restaurant in Chieand, the Seabreeze Restaurant on the gulf in Cedar Key and Bronson Restaurant in downtown Bronson, along with a newly formed construction company operating out of Cedar Key. Over the years, Grin has lived in Bronson, Chieand, Fanning Springs, Atlanta, Georgia and most recently, Cedar Key and loves Levy County with all his heart. is has been and always will be my home. Grin was raised in the Bronson United Methodist Church in Bronson. His parents, Clifton and Elizabeth Grin, were also lifetime members until their passing in 1991. His father was originally from Williston and mother was from Romeo. He was a contractor and handyman and she was a former school teacher in Gulf Hammock and owned a small yarn and craft store in Bronson for years. e Grin family is rooted deep in Levy County soil and Im not planning on going anywhere soon Attending and graduating from Bronson High School in 1979, Grin attended college at Central Florida Community College and Santa Fe College before beginning his career as a self-employed business owner. I would like to express my sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to my family, friends and the Levy County citizens for allowing me this opportunity to compete to be your next new County Commissioner As a self-employed businessman in Levy County himself, Grin realizes the importance of being scally conservative and promises to do his part to reduce unnecessary spending and taxes when he can. I will look for avenues that will benet the county nancially and save taxpayers money at the same time What Grin speaks of here is his ability to seek out grants and funding that is available, especially for special projects, while at the same time, saving taxpayers money. His proven past shows his abilities to accomplish much for the citizens of Levy County. One of my goals while serving in oce would be to work towards a debt-free status for the county. By being debt free, we all know you have better ability to progress forward and accomplish more without having to raise fees or taxes to cover such forward progress. Grin currently attends the Forward Church, a newly formed church in Chieand. He has always been a church musician since the age of 8. He began at the Bronson United Methodist Church and over the years, has been able to use his music ability to be a leader in the church. As I tell my friends, rst and foremost, I am a Christian. Grin admits that Im not perfect by any means, but the Christian raising he was brought up on has formed a solid and stable foundation upon which to build a strong life, which he has demonstrated. It will be my goal to just work really hard to make life better in Levy County for everyone. I have always believed that a person who holds public oce should work as hard as they can and be available to help the people they serve as much as they can, and that will be my goal. ere are some new projects in the works for Levy County, and Grin is looking forward to the challenge of learning all the facts and gures before making these costly decisions. As a taxpayer myself, I will be looking closely at all these projects that may cause a nancial impact on our taxpayers As the only Democrat running for County Commissioner, Grin also feels that it is necessary to have a democratic representative on the Commission for fair and balanced representation. Even our State and Federal oces have representatives from both parties Currently all commission seats are held by Republicans and the county has almost an even number of Democrat and Republican voters. Just a reminder, I am a conservative Democrat and there are a lot of us out there I would like to ask you for your consideration and vote in the November election and I will promise to work hard for you and to prove to you that I will do a good job and make some really great things happen in and for Levy County Political advertisement submitted and approved by Jaime Grin (D) for Levy County Commissioner Dist. 4Jamie Grin Seeking Oce of Levy County Commissioner, District 4 rfntbbb t b t rfn nbnff ttbb rrf rr r bbt ttb bb tb tb r rf nf tnbf rnf nbbf Watermelon Farmers Saw Another Good Year in Levy County continued from page 1A Drew said watermelons are not a commodity and farmers cant judge demand for the fruit or potential market prices when they plant. ere are all kinds of factors that inuence whether you can see a prot, Drew said. Chieand farmer Murray Tillis grew 300 acres of watermelons this season. When the Journal visited his packing shed a week ago he had shipped out 300 semi tractor-trailers of watermelons to buyers. ree semis were backed up to the shed and six old school buses with the tops cut o were lled with watermelons. e buses were parked and ready to be unloaded. In the shed, three frontend loaders were picking up large boxes lled with seeded and seedless watermelons and moving them directly onto waiting semis. A crew of more than a dozen men was loading the melons from a conveyor belt into the boxes. Tillis stopped short of saying it was a great year. It been a challenging year, he said. Ive fought a lot of disease and rain. Rainfall isnt always the friend of watermelons. Heavy rains this year were a source of problems for many farmers. But they weathered the storms and most will have enough money left over to plant next years crop and start over again. We had a really good year, Drew said. Field workers for Tillis Farms toss watermelons to one another and onto a sawed o school bus. The watermelons were taken to a packing shed in Chieand for shipment. Photo by Terry Witt.
From Florida TaxWatch Floridas favorable agricultural climate positions the state as the second largest produce exporter in the nation, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. e report nds that farming and processing of Florida produce contributes more than $7.5 billion to the state economy. Floridas agriculture industry is vital to diversifying our states growing economy, said Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. Fresh produce, such as fruits, vegetables, and juices are a key part of the agriculture industry and enhances our global trade impact. Florida is home to more than 47,500 commercial farms covering 9.25 million acres, and producing fresh fruits, vegetables and juices. In addition to the positive impact on Floridas agricultural industry, the production of these crops benets other Florida industries, such as manufacturing. For example, 8.4 percent of Floridas food and kindred products manufacturing output is tied to produce. In 2012, Florida was the 7th largest state exporter of agricultural products, sending the majority of exports to Canada, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Panama. Produce accounts for more than $500 million of the total agricultural exports in Florida. ese exports help diversify Floridas economy and contribute to an already positive balance of trade. Unsurprisingly, citrus is one of Floridas highest produced crops. Florida oranges and grapefruits exceed 65 percent of the total U.S. production. However, Florida is the nations leader in production of many other types of produce, including squash, snap beans, cucumbers, fresh sweet corn and watermelons. ese Florida-grown fresh fruits and vegetables provide healthy food for families and provide jobs for agricultural producers, for food processors, and transporters in our state and those who export Florida crops, said Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of the TaxWatch Center for Competitive Florida. e American Cancer Societys Relay For Life of e Tri Counties Committee would like to thank the residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties for their outstanding generosity and support. We are grateful for your commitment to donate and raise funds and awareness about a disease that aects so many. anks to all those that attended the Relay Wrap Up meeting June 17, 2014 and those that werent there, we missed you. All survivors were recognized and given gifts. A total of 37 teams with 289 participants are registered in this years Relay event and have raised to date: $83,268.23. e Paint e Town Purple awards are in and the winners are: Best Business Lafayette State Bank (Bell) and Most Unique Ayers Health & Rehabilitation e Wave. We thank the American Cancer Societys District Oce in Gainesville for completing the judging of this contest. Individual Top Fundraisers : Chris Parr-Suwannee Redsh, Pam Deist-Heart & Sole, Patty Hilliard-Friends for Friends Top Fundraising Teams: Suwannee Redsh, Light of Hope(Central Florida Electric), Friends for Friends Rising Star Teams $1.000+ : Ayers Angels, Trenton High School, Gilchrist County Mounties, Riverside Wranglers, Best Drugs of Trenton, Faith Baptist Church, Drummond Community Bank, Walgreens, New Beginning Baptist Church, Ameris Bank, Palms Medical Group, Lafayette State Bank Bronze 2,500+ : Trenton Elementary, Annies Ray-Jays, Crossing Out Cancer (Trenton Methodist), Capital City Bank, Bell High School, Kids 4 A+Cure (Chieand Elementary), Z-PAC, Gilchrist County Fire Rescue Silver $3,500+ : Gilchrist County Employees & Friends Gold$5,000+ : Friends for Friends Platinum $7500+ : Light of Hope, Suwannee Redsh Shining Star Award: Riverside Wranglers-always there to lend a hand Spirit Trophy: Z-PAC with Faith Baptist Church close behind. More great teams: Tiny Tigers, Bell Elementary, Motivated Methodist, e Independents, DCHS Class of 2017, Holy Cross Angels, Team Party/Lite Tri-County, Esse Cuts Team cut n out Cancer, Hitchcocks and friends, Team Inspiration, Sisters Fight for a Cure, Team Cracker Box and Trenton Tiger Football Team. e City of Fanning Springs and Gilchrist County Commission and were recognized for their in-kind contributions of use of facilities by Relay For Life of e Tri Counties for meetings and events. e Relay For Life Committee members did an outstanding job of putting the event together and was recognized and given appreciation items. We especially thank Kyle Stone, Community Representative for the American Cancer Society for her dedication and hard work with relay events. She not only is instrumental in the implementation of the Relay For Life of e Tri Counties but many more relay events throughout the North Central Area of Florida. In previous news publications, we have thanked everyone for a huge success of the 2014 Relay For Life of e Tri Counties. We again say THANK YOU to everyone for the hard work and commitment in supporting the American Cancer Society. Together we will save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Because Relay For Life is a community gathering anyone and everyone can participate. If you are interested in serving on the 2015 Relay For Life of e Tri Counties Committee or how to become involved in Relay contact Kyle Stone at 352/246-5920;352/376-6866. You may also contact Tracy Ridgeway at 352/463-3445;352/222-2218 or visit cancer.org/(800) 227-2345. submitted by Linda Knuckles Progressive farmers in the District who have voluntarily demonstrated exceptional environmental stewardship were awarded the County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award on June 26, 2014. irteen farm families were acknowledged for their proactive measures to protect natural resources at the 14th Annual CARES Dinner hosted by Suwannee River Partnership at the University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center. e farmers participating in the CARES program have employed Best Management Practices (BMPs) which were designed by the UF/ IFAS, established by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) research in order to better serve, protect and conserve natural resources as well as for the advancement of agriculture. Since its inception, the CARES program estimates about 1 billion gallons of water is saved annually and nitrogen loading is reduced by 3,250 tons annually. e Florida Farm Bureau created CARES in 2001. Since then nearly 600 farms have been honored with the CARES award. e 2014 recipients in the District are: Bertine Farms (Bradford), Hawkins Farms (Columbia), Johnny and Margie Stephenson Farm (Dixie), Glory Produce Inc.(Gilchrist), Cook Farms (Gilchrist), GTO Farms (Gilchrist); Tyree Farm ( Hamilton); Watson & Watson (Levy), Watermelon Pond Plantation (Levy); McCook Family Farms LLC (Suwannee) Cribbs Brothers Farms (Suwannee), B & L Farming (Suwannee) and Double W Farms (Union). Best Management Practices or BMPs are a set of guidelines that advise producers on how to manage the water, nutrient, and pesticides they are using to reduce agricultures impact on the states natural resources. Watson and Watson Farm is located in Levy County. Gregg and Dale Watson own and operate Watson and Watson Farm. e farm has been in the Watson family since the late 1800s when their great-grandfather William Bud Watson, started farming. ey proudly produce grass seed, hay, peanuts and watermelons. e Watson family has been implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) on the farm since the early 2000s. Watson and Watson use a nutrient and irrigation management program to protect water quality and minimize the loss of nutrients to the environment. Drip zone irrigation is used beneath the plastic to accurately apply water at the root zone and simplify the fertigation and chemigation process for the crops. e Watson family also uses an Integrated Pest Management system throughout the farm to reduce farm expenses, conserve energy and protect the environment. e Watson brothers are both Florida Farm Bureau members and spend most of their time farming the land. When asked why they thought it was important to be a farmer who CARES, the Watson brothers responded, so future generations can enjoy what we have enjoyed. Kate Boulos operates Watermelon Pond Plantation in Levy County. She took over management of the farm in the early 2000s. She proudly produces longleaf pines and provides wildlife habitat. Ms. Boulos has been implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) on the farm since 2001. Watermelon Pond Plantation practices prescribed burns to control diseases, reduce competition and establish native vegetation that benets wildlife. Prescribed burns also control various pest problems that can stunt tree growth or lead to tree mortality. Ms. Boulos is a member of Florida Farm Bureau and enjoys raising and training bird dogs in her spare time. When asked why she is a farmer who CARES, Boulos responded, to have something to enjoy in the future Honorees were acknowledged by dignitaries from around the state including: U.S. Congressman, Ted Yoho; Florida Department of Consumer Services Commissioner, Adam Putnam; Florida Secretary the of Department of Environmental Protection Herschel T. Vinyard; Florida Farm Bureau President, John L. Hoblick; Suwannee River Water Management Board Chair, Don Quincy; Vice President of UF/ IFAS, Dr. Jack Payne; NRCS State Conservationist, Russell Morgan and former State Representative, Dwight Stansel. Also present were: Representatives Halsey Beshears, Elizabeth Porter, Jimmy Smith; Legislative Aide to Senator Marco Rubio, Brian Mimbs; Legislative Aides to State Senator Charlie Deans, Nick Abrams and Chase Daniels; and Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board Members Guy Williams and Alphonso Alexander. For more information about the CARES program, contact Hugh omas at 386/362-1001. You may also call your county Farm Bureau oce or Scot Eubanks, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, at 352/384-2633 or http:// www.thisfarmcares.org/ submittedRelay For Life of The Tri Counties Says Thank You Winner Lafayette State Bank did it up Purple for Relay ZPAC Dances for CancerFarm Families Recognized with CARES Award for Environmental StewardshipFlorida Fruit and Vegetable Production Grow the Economy
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 3 High 6:21 AM 3.6 6:38 AM Rise 12:07 PM 25 3 Low 12:25 PM 1.3 8:35 PM 3 High 6:09 PM 3.4 F 4 Low 12:38 AM 0.8 6:38 AM Set 12:28 AM 34 4 High 7:01 AM 3.6 8:35 PM Rise 1:00 PM 4 Low 1:21 PM 1.3 4 High 7:12 PM 3.1 Sa 5 Low 1:23 AM 1.1 6:38 AM Set 1:02 AM 43 5 High 7:47 AM 3.7 8:35 PM Rise 1:54 PM 5 Low 2:27 PM 1.2 5 High 8:32 PM 2.9 Su 6 Low 2:18 AM 1.4 6:39 AM Set 1:38 AM 53 6 High 8:40 AM 3.7 8:35 PM Rise 2:50 PM 6 Low 3:42 PM 1.0 6 High 10:01 PM 2.9 M 7 Low 3:25 AM 1.6 6:39 AM Set 2:18 AM 63 7 High 9:38 AM 3.9 8:35 PM Rise 3:48 PM 7 Low 4:56 PM 0.7 7 High 11:25 PM 3.0 Tu 8 Low 4:36 AM 1.8 6:40 AM Set 3:02 AM 73 8 High 10:36 AM 4.0 8:35 PM Rise 4:48 PM 8 Low 6:00 PM 0.3 W 9 High 12:34 AM 3.2 6:40 AM Set 3:51 AM 82 9 Low 5:41 AM 1.8 8:34 PM Rise 5:49 PM 9 High 11:32 AM 4.2 9 Low 6:56 PM -0.1Suwannee River EntranceTh 3 Low 12:17 AM 0.6 6:38 AM Rise 12:08 PM 25 3 High 6:27 AM 3.2 8:36 PM 3 Low 12:43 PM 1.2 3 High 6:15 PM 3.0 F 4 Low 12:56 AM 0.8 6:38 AM Set 12:28 AM 34 4 High 7:07 AM 3.2 8:36 PM Rise 1:00 PM 4 Low 1:39 PM 1.2 4 High 7:18 PM 2.7 Sa 5 Low 1:41 AM 1.0 6:39 AM Set 1:02 AM 43 5 High 7:53 AM 3.3 8:36 PM Rise 1:54 PM 5 Low 2:45 PM 1.1 5 High 8:38 PM 2.6 Su 6 Low 2:36 AM 1.3 6:39 AM Set 1:39 AM 53 6 High 8:46 AM 3.3 8:36 PM Rise 2:50 PM 6 Low 4:00 PM 0.9 6 High 10:07 PM 2.6 M 7 Low 3:43 AM 1.5 6:39 AM Set 2:18 AM 63 7 High 9:44 AM 3.4 8:36 PM Rise 3:49 PM 7 Low 5:14 PM 0.7 7 High 11:31 PM 2.6 Tu 8 Low 4:54 AM 1.7 6:40 AM Set 3:02 AM 73 8 High 10:42 AM 3.5 8:35 PM Rise 4:49 PM 8 Low 6:18 PM 0.3 W 9 High 12:40 AM 2.8 6:40 AM Set 3:51 AM 82 9 Low 5:59 AM 1.7 8:35 PM Rise 5:50 PM 9 High 11:38 AM 3.7 9 Low 7:14 PM -0.1Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 3 Low 12:54 AM 0.6 6:37 AM Rise 12:06 PM 25 3 High 6:28 AM 3.3 8:34 PM 3 Low 1:20 PM 1.2 3 High 6:16 PM 3.1 F 4 Low 1:33 AM 0.8 6:37 AM Set 12:26 AM 34 4 High 7:08 AM 3.3 8:34 PM Rise 12:59 PM 4 Low 2:16 PM 1.2 4 High 7:19 PM 2.8 Sa 5 Low 2:18 AM 1.0 6:38 AM Set 1:01 AM 43 5 High 7:54 AM 3.4 8:34 PM Rise 1:53 PM 5 Low 3:22 PM 1.1 5 High 8:39 PM 2.6 Su 6 Low 3:13 AM 1.3 6:38 AM Set 1:38 AM 53 6 High 8:47 AM 3.4 8:34 PM Rise 2:49 PM 6 Low 4:37 PM 0.9 6 High 10:08 PM 2.6 M 7 Low 4:20 AM 1.5 6:39 AM Set 2:17 AM 63 7 High 9:45 AM 3.5 8:33 PM Rise 3:47 PM 7 Low 5:51 PM 0.7 7 High 11:32 PM 2.7 Tu 8 Low 5:31 AM 1.7 6:39 AM Set 3:01 AM 73 8 High 10:43 AM 3.6 8:33 PM Rise 4:47 PM 8 Low 6:55 PM 0.3 W 9 High 12:41 AM 2.9 6:39 AM Set 3:50 AM 82 9 Low 6:36 AM 1.7 8:33 PM Rise 5:48 PM 9 High 11:39 AM 3.8 9 Low 7:51 PM -0.1Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson-/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 BRONSONBronson 4th of July Celebration July 4e Town of Bronson, Bronson Parks and Recreation and Bronson Fire invite you to another year of celebration on the 4th of July starting at 4 PM at James Cobb Park, 200 Picnic Street in Bronson. We will gather together on Independence Day as Americans to celebrate this day in history when Congress came together to sign what is known as one of the most vital documents in American history the Declaration of Independence. Every year since, families come together to ignite reworks, grill hotdogs, and adorn themselves in red. White and blue! We would love you to come exhibit your patriotism at this years festivities. Come and join us at James Cobb Park at 4 PM with your blankets and chairs. ere will be great food, DJ Rodney, and Bronson Fire will light up the sky with another spectacular display of reworks.Bronson Town Council Meeting July 7e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be July 7 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.WILLISTONWilliston 4th of July on July 3Once again Williston is doing it up for the 4th of July celebration on July 3 with a parade beginning on Noble Ave. by the high school at 5:00 PM. ere will be oats, the police and re department representatives, horses and bands, as well as the Champion Red Devils baseball team. Dr. Kenneth Schwiebert is this years Parade Marshal. Right after the parade the gates to Williston Horsemans Park will open and the ocial Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM with the raising of the ag, color guard and pledge of allegiance. All evening there will be entertainment including Lexi Zapata, Amber Richburg, Billie Brock and the Shane Wooten band. Rides for the kids are free, food and non-food vendors will be available for the public. Admission is free. A parking donation of $2.00 is requested but not required. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a great fun family evening. Fireworks display begins at approximately 9:30 9:45 PM depending on weather conditions. Please no coolers, pets (except for service dogs) or alcohol permitted.Williston City Council Meeting July 8 e next regular City Council meeting is Tuesday July 8 at 7 PM in the Williston City Council Room. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. According to the City of Williston oce (not the website) regular council meetings are held on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and then again in two weeksSquare Dancing in Levy County on FridaysClover Squares of Levy County dances and gives lessons every Friday evening at the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 650 NE 6th Blvd (SR 121), in Williston from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Club caller Charlie Pergrossi starts lessons at 6:30 and the dance is at 8 PM. Couples, singles and children 10 and over are welcome to come and learn square dancing. For more information please visit http://www.cloversquares.com or call Susie at 352/283-1296.Williston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club meets on the 4th Wed. of the month and is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Guests are very welcome at our meetings. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352/214-3315. ursdays: e Childrens Table is here from 4 to 6 PM then Bingo @ 7 PM with two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.OCALAOcala Civic Theater Open Auditions for Crazy for You July 13-14Open auditions for the musical Crazy For You, the opening show of the 2014-2015 season, will be held Sun. July 13 and Mon. July 14 at 7:00 PM at Ocala Civic eatre. is show by George and Ira Gershwin requires a large cast of singers, dancers, and actors ages 14 and older, with roles for all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. A lack of dance experience or training should not prevent anyone from auditioning it is always possible to fake it til you make it! A number of the characters will be doubling roles. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song and 16 bars of a ballad. If possible, please prepare era-specic songs from the 1920s, 1930s, or 1940s. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. Please be prepared to cold-read from the script or sing from the score. A short piece of choreography will be taught for the dance portion of the audition. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes either dance shoes or closed-toed shoes. No sandals, ipops, or open-toed shoes will be allowed. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the eatre. Copies of the script may be checked out for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Scripts checked out the week before auditions must be returned by Friday at 5:30 p.m. Callbacks will be held on ursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the eatre. Rehearsals will be held at the eatre beginning Monday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conicts with rehearsals. ere will be 21 public performances of Crazy For You from September 4-28, 2014. Otter Creek Otter Creek Council Meeting July 21 e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon. July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.CEDAR KEYCedar Key Arts Center Summer EventsJuly 6: Additional Raku ring. July 14-24 Summer Art Program, Teen Art Camps. Registration closed, please call Amy Gernhardt with questions. 352/215-2096 July 25: Exhibit of student art work. e public is invited. Please plan to attend. Your children and grandchildren will proudly display their work, which will be taken home that day. Time to be announced.Cedar Key Wildlife Refuge Open House July 5On July 5th from 9:00 until 3:00, Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge will host its Open House on Seahorse Key with partners University of Florida Marine Research Lab sta and students. Refuge sta will celebrate another successful year of the Seahorse Key rookery and will open the doors of the lighthouse for self-guided tours. Paddle out, catch a tour boat at the docks, or use your own boat and join the fun. Bring your kids and the camera and make some monumental memories! Cedar Key City Council Meeting July 15e next Cedar Key City Council is July 15 at 6 PM. at the Cedar Key City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132. Meetings are held the rst and third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown Meetings 2014Regular Council Meeting on July 7 at 7 PM; and a Council Budget Workshop on July 14 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 July 15e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on July 15 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings continued on page 3BDue to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: www.LevyJournalOnline.com for your convenience.North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY J UNE 25, 2014STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 220.00 400.00 351.36 200-249 lb 175.00 380.00 310.31 250-299 lb 210.00 350.00 300.26 300-349 lb 190.50 335.00 280.70 350-399 lb 170.00 262.50 227.58 400-449 lb 192.50 225.00 231.48 450-499 lb 170.00 222.50 209.07 500-549 lb 178.00 210.00 196.60 550-599 lb 176.00 206.00 189.60 600-649 lb 195.00 206.00 202.54 650-699 lb 173.00 176.00 175.00 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 175.00 355.00 275.71 200-249 lb 220.00 345.00 261.82 250-299 lb 202.50 285.00 238.96 300-349 lb 198.00 277.50 236.57 350-399 lb 202.00 238.00 221.82 400-449 lb 180.00 240.00 220.84 450-499 lb 160.00 218.00 186.26 500-549 lb 160.00 200.00 182.29 550-599 lb 164.00 174.00 169.00 600-649 lb 182.00 186.00 185.00 650-699 lb 172.00 186.00 179.00 COWS 600-800 lb 75.00 135.00 102.40 800-1000 lb 70.00 137.50 105.60 1000-1200 lb 75.00 168.00 116.88 1200-1400 lb 88.00 125.00 103.23 1400-1600 lb 93.00 120.00 106.50 1600-1800 lb 104.00 106.00 104.60 1800-2000 lb 97.00 102.00 99.00 BULLS 800-1000 lb 110.00 117.00 114.00 1000-1200 lb 95.00 119.00 107.26 1200-1400 lb 117.00 130.00 124.33 1400-1600 lb 115.00 128.00 122.00 1600-1800 lb 109.00 124.00 117.33 1800-2000 lb 125.00 136.00 130.00 PAIRS 1175.00 2000.00 1385.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 716Compared to last week, everything remained fairly steady and was still in high demand. We had a good run of cattle this week wikth some really nice replacement cows and yearlings. Lighter calves under 350 are still all over the board but everything above 350 are consistenly selling high. Be save over the holyday week and Happy 4th of July! See you back in two weeks. Reminder we will be closed June 30th July 4th for the 4th of July holiday. D&M Livestock topped the slaughter bull market this week with $130.00 bought by Central Beef Riverband Bucking bulls sold the top slaughter cow this week at $125.00 bought by Brown Packing. Je Starnes sold the highest price replacement cow at $168.00 bought by Cracker Cattle. Joe Bullard topped the replacement bull market with $126.00 bought by Michael Wilkerson. Little Creek Farms sold the high price pair this week at $2000.00 bought by Cracker Cattle and the high price yearling went to B&M Cattle at $400.00 sold by Cattle Tree LLC. Be in the Know! e new Animal ID rule is coming. A period of continued education will be established to help everyone become familiar with the rule requirements. Please contact Tallahassee to get your Premise ID and your FREE tags to start tagging your cattle now. Call omas Holt, State Veterinarian at 850-410-0900 or Stephen Monroe, Program Director at 850-410-0900 for more information. Check us out on the web at www. northoridalivestock.com for our market report, news and upcoming events or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3B Around the Nature Coast Kayak Fishing Floridas Levy CountyTrue southern hospitality is experienced in Levy County, Florida where Jim Sammons visits the Withlacoochee River and the Gulf of Mexico to kayak sh for some mammoth black drum and redsh. Watch the preview: http://youtu. be/yYBl9-fWKeM Jackson Kayaks Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons episode, Kayak Floridas Levy County, premiered on the World Fishing Network (WFN) on Sunday, June 29th at 9:00 a.m. EST* and re-airs throughout the week. Check out the full show schedule at http://www.kayakshingshow. com/show.php. Now entering its 6th season of lming, Jackson Kayaks Kayak Fishing Show follows Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game sh. Discover Geocaching at Floridas State Parks and Trails~Join the new outdoor geocaching craze at Florida State Parks~ Adding to the already dynamic recreational opportunities at Florida state parks, the availability of geocaching is now expanding at many locations around the state. e Florida Department of Environmental Protections Florida State Parks is excited to begin oering Operation Recreation GeoTour, hosted by http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held GPS devices or smartphones. e game is an inexpensive, interactive high-tech treasure hunt that teaches geography and outdoor recreation skills. Participants use location coordinates to nd caches. Some caches are easy to nd; others are more dicult. e new GeoTour stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 74 state parks and state trails. e rst 75 cachers to visit 40 dierent caches will earn the Ocial Operation Recreation Geocoin. Cachers can visit the GeoTours webpage at http://www.geocaching.com/ adventures/geotours/operation-recreation to view each one of the 70 caches and download the Ocial Tracking Sheet to begin the geocaching adventure. If you need help nding a cache, hiding a cache or understanding some of the geocaching vocabulary, please visit the Florida State Parks Geocaching webpage.Calling All WWII Veterans in Levy CountyAttention all Levy County WW II Veterans! e 2014 Levy County Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 8th at 11:00 AM. e parade will be in Inglis this year, with a Veterans Memorial Dedication immediately following the parade. We would like to have ALL of the Levy County WW II Vets to be our honored guests (as Grand Marshalls in the parade and honored afterwards). If you or someone you know ts the bill, please contact Ruth Ruppert at (352) 447-0236 ASAP. Levy County BoCC July 8 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. July 8 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.SRWMD Governing Board Meetings July 8On Tues. July 8, 2014, the Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. e meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate, and other various matters. A workshop will follow after the Governing Board meeting. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting the Districts website at www.mysuwanneeriver.com. All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.WRPC Board of Directors Meeting July 17 Quorum Neededis is to notify you that the next WRPC Board of Directors meeting will be urs. July 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM. e July meeting will require a majority quorum for the passing of the Budget and, therefore, it is imperative that Board Members mark schedules accordingly.Community Calendar continued from page 2B are held the second Tuesday of each month.CHIEFLAND Levy County Beekeepers Club July 3e 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 July 14e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon. July 14 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.e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. July 14 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.e Chieand Crochet Club meets every second Monday of the month at the Luther Callaway Public Library at 5 PM. If you are interested in crochet and needlework you are welcome to join us.Pirates of Penzance at the Chief Theatre July 25-27Pirates of Penzance performance dates will be July 25-27 and August 1-3. For information you may also contact the director, Laura Blanton at 352/221-3976 or email her at email@example.com as well as the regular contact info below. SVP performances, auditions and meetings are held at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. For any information: call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com; visit our website: SVPlayers.org; or follow us on Facebook.GILCHRIST COUNTYGospel Concert and Fan Awards Program July 12e 16th Annual Gospel Concert and Fan Awards Program will be held on Sat. July 12 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Bell High School on Hwy 129 in Bell. On the schedule are 10 great performing Gospel groups and admission is free. is event has become a premiere event in the area and all are welcome to attend and enjoy an unforgettable evening of music and ministry. A love oering will be received. For more information contact Glen or Mandie at 352/463-0312. Ribbon Cutting held at Morriston Baptist Churchs Love Levy Community Help Center held on Friday, June 27th. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterIt doesnt take a genius to know it has rained, and rained and rained in Levy County over the past year. Scientists have statistics to prove it. e Suwannee River Water Management District says rainfall was 25 percent higher than average in the district between December 2013 and June 20th. is has been the wettest winter and spring since 1998, said Megan Wetherington, hydrologist for SRWMD. District-wide, May was the fth straight month with above average rainfall this year. In the two years after the drought ended, Lafayette, Suwannee and Taylor counties received nearly an extra year of rain. is June marks two years of improving surface water and groundwater conditions beginning with Hurricane Debby in June 2012 and helped by continuing above-average rainfall. Debby broke the second of two back-to-back droughts which caused record low-river and groundwater conditions. e rainfall numbers are based on radar estimates rather than rain gauges. Modern radar can calculate rainfall totals. In Levy County the average annual rainfall is 59.69 inches, but 74.5 inches fell for the year starting in June 2013 and ending on May 31, 2014. e heavy rainfall pushed the Suwannee River near ood stage at Manatee Springs State Park west of Chieand. e river reached 9.75 feet. Flood state is 10 feet. River levels have dropped sharply in the past two weeks. e boardwalk is open again and so is the spring run. Wetherington said she doesnt know why so much rain fell during the spring and winter, but it wasnt an El Nio, a climate feature that generally results in higher rainfall in Florida. It occurs when surface temperatures in the Pacic Ocean along the equator are warmer than usual. Although computer models dier, climate scientists are in general agreement at this point is that there is a 70-80 percent chance of an El Nio in the Northern Hemisphere, the area north of the equator, including the United States. ere is disagreement among computer models as to the strength of the expected El Nio in 2014. A strong El Nio hit this area in the fall of 1997 and lasted through early spring of 1998, dropping heavy rainfall on Levy County and causing extensive ooding. ere are rain gauges in Levy County that SRWMD uses to collect rainfall data. One of those gauges is Usher Tower, known to some as Six Mile Still, operated by the U.S. Geological Survey. Goethe State Forest and Rosewood also have rain gauges. Some of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Levy County was at Usher Tower in August and September of 1985. Much of the rainfall was associated with Hurricane Elena. e gauge at Usher Tower recorded 16.6 inches in August of that year and 9.3 inches in September. When Hurricane Elena stalled o the coast of Cedar Key on Aug. 31, 1985 spawning brought winds of up to 125 miles per hour. e hurricane never ocially made landfall in Cedar Key. It slowly retreated into the Gulf of Mexico and headed north on Sept. 1, making landfall in Biloxi, Miss. Rainfall recorded in 1985 at Usher Tower for the two days Elena swirled just o the shoreline of Cedar Key was 8.75 inches. e high winds created sheets of horizontal rain both days. e rain was measured by rain gauges. e University of Florida operates a rain gauge in Bronson. Wetherington said she believes the gauge has recorded rainfall for about 10 years.Rainfall Totals 25 Percent Higher in Spring and Winter Gilchrist School Bus Crashes into Deputys Patrol CarBy Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterA Gilchrist County school bus collided with a sheris patrol car on State Road 47 Monday, but there were no injuries and only light damage. e bus driver was listed by the Florida Highway Patrol as being at fault. Jennifer L. Sherlock, 35, was cited for improper change of lanes. FHP said the school bus and sheris patrol car, driven by Deputy Scotty Douglas, 40, were traveling northbound at 5:29 p.m. accident at the corner of SR 47 and County Road 340 when the crash occurred. e bus was accelerating after dropping o passengers. e patrol car was two vehicles behind the bus and was accelerating northbound. When the patrol car moved into the left turn lane and accelerated past the bus, Sherlock failed to notice the patrol car and attempted to move into the turn lane. e front of the school bus struck the right rear of the patrol car. Both vehicles came to rest on the north grass shoulder of County Road 340 west of SR 47. An FHP report said there were three children on the bus ages 11-12, but none of the children were injured. ere was no damage to the bus. Damage to the patrol car was estimated at $250.
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 6:30pmPastor Je Buchanan451 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 Tossing Out that Smelly ShoeIt was a smoky old juke joint where teeth are generally frowned upon. You know the kind, where they pat you down for weapons at the door, and if you dont have one, they oer you a rental? We were setting up our band equipment to play there one night when I came across a big old crusty high heel shoe. It was just sitting there, wedged in a hole in the stage. I dont know what made me do it, but I tore it loose and tossed it in the back of my buddys guitar amp for kicks. He didnt nd it that night, but he did the next week at practice. When everyone kept asking, Whats that smell? I just snickered. After that, the old shoe started making its way around pretty good. One week it showed up in the drummers stick bag, the next in the bass players guitar case. Itd gotten to be quite a joke, at least until one of the wives snied it outboy did she have some questions! is all seems to be bringing something back to my remembrance. Lets see, what is it? Oh yeah, like how glad I am that we all nally gave our lives to Jesus and got a real life! You can read more about our bands testimony at www. soulfoodministries.org. at shoe also reminds me of how we have to be careful and not let smelly little sins latch on to us. If we dont watch it, we could nd our lives needing some serious fumigating. Little sins stink too you know. ey might not be as noticeable as one of those really big whoppers, but God notices. In fact, Hes really concerned about them. For He knows if we keep petting those little foxes theyll eventually spoil the whole vine. You see, sin is never satised. It may start o as only a little irritating foot fungus, but if you keep putting that nasty shoe back on itll eventually rot you like a cancer. Do you know of any children that aspire to be a serial killer? Of course not, and nobody just wakes up one morning and says, I think Ill kill a few people today on the way to Sunday school. e vilest premeditated actions are just that, premeditated. Somebody almost always fellowshipped with some really bad ideas before those thoughts ever worked their way into the physical realm. Evil thoughts come to us all, but its when we fellowship with them that we enter into the devils playground, and into sin. Jesus made this point clear when He said, ( But I say unto you, at whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28 KJV) Bad thoughts need to be cast down and combated with Gods Word. We should set a rm guard at the gates of our mind and scrutinize every seed that we allow to be planted in its garden. Gods not some cosmic kill joy. His laws are the most wonderful expressions of His love for us. We should rejoice in them. ey demonstrate His concern. He is a Dad warning his children to stay away from a hot stove. It was His law that pointed us toward our ultimate victory in life! ( Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justied by faith. Galatians 3:24 KJV). Jesus was the only one to ever completely conquer sin, and He wants to help us have victory in our lives too. Trust in Him and He will send His Holy Spirit into your heart to save you and help you destroy the works of the enemy in your life. But anyway Im sure Im just preaching to myself. (Note to self: Keep your eyes on Jesus, watch out for holes in the stage, and stay away from anything to do with that old slewfooted devil.) Guy Sheeld www.butanyway.org Church CalendarBILLY WEEKS ARRINGTONMr. Billy Weeks Bill Arrington of Lake City passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the age of 83 in the Lake City V.A. Medical Center following an extended illness. A native of Levy County, Florida, Mr. Arrington had been a resident of Lake City for the past 50 years having moved here from Levy County. He was the son of the late Willie Eugene and Jeanie Laura Gay Arrington. Mr. Arrington was a graduate of Chieand High School, went on to serve four years in the US Navy and returned to the University of Florida where he graduated with his degree in Pharmacology. He was a pharmacist for several pharmacies in the Levy/ Gilchrist County areas for many years. After moving to Lake City, Mr. Arrington co-owned and operated the Collins Drug Store on N. Marion Ave. for many years prior to retiring in the mid-nineties. In his spare time, Mr. Arrington enjoyed reading and anything to do with the University of Florida. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Arrington was preceded in death by a son, James. E. Arrington. He is survived by his sons, Willie Eugene Arrington II of Jacksonville and David Arrington of Lake City; his two brothers, Sid Arrington of Chieand and Bob Arrington of Trenton; his grandchildren, Cerik Arrington of Lake City and Danielle Leon of Jacksonville. Funeral Services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 28, 2014 in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Bro. Zach Douglas ociating. e family received friends prior to the funeral service. Interment followed in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the direction of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home in Lake City; 386/7521234. You may sing the online family guest book at: parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com. SUZANNE ELIZABETH ROYSTON HOGATEMarch 6, 1945 June 30, 2014 Suzanne Elizabeth Royston Hogate of Williston went to be with our Lord and Savior at the age of 69 on June 30, 2014 at Haven Hospice of the Tri County in Chieand after a brief illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1945 to the late John M. and Marjorie (Wolf) Royston. Suzanne attended Meadowbrook Church in Ocala. She owned and operated Two by Two Preschool in Williston for 18 years and was known as Ms. Sue to the many children and their families that she provided love, guidance and care to. Her favorite pastime was spending time at the beach, and also enjoyed cooking, traveling and eating out. anksgiving, Christmas and birthdays were special holidays to her and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Suzanne will be missed by those she leaves behind: her husband of over 50 years, Roy Hogate of Williston; daughters: Suzanne Mills of Williston, Sandy (Paul) Wilson of Williston and Robin (Je) Starnes of Bronson; sister, Jeannie Steigerwalt of Pa.; seven grandchildren: Alexandria Fugate, Woodroe Fugate, Kaitlyn Wilson, Hayden Wilson, Kole Starnes, Madison Starnes, Kyler Starnes; niece and nephew, Emily Steigerwalt and Peter Steigerwalt. Funeral Services will be ursday, July 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Church in Ocala with visitation one hour before the services. Interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chieand, FL 32626, 352/493-0050 is honored to serve the Hogate family. Condolences may be oered by visiting our website at www.hiers-baxley.com ObituariesJoin the Journey! Wilderness Escape VBS at Morriston Baptist July 13-16Dont let your kids miss the hot place to be this summer. Enroll them in Morriston Baptist Churchs annual Vacation Bible School, July 13-16. Wilderness Escape participants will experience an exciting journey from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly with activities for all ages, including adults. is years VBS has a great exploration theme, said Pastor Keith Stewart. It takes kids on a desert caravan with Moses and the Israelites as they escape Egypt. It teaches them how God guides and provides for our lives every step of the way. Nightly activities will include studying your Bible in Moses Tent, making crafts at the Israelite Camp and enjoying music with your Tribe. e kids also raise money for a special mission project. Snacks and recreation time are also provided. A special Family Night is planned for ursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. for the kids to show their friends and families all they have learned during the week. Vacation Bible School will be held at the new church campus located northeast of the Morriston Post Oce at 3141 SE Highway 41. Nursery (infant through 3 years of age) will be provided. For more information, call 352/528-4080 or visit www. morristonbaptist.org.Lite Lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church July 16 Angel House CLOSED for July 4 & 5 onlyDuring the summer there will be no Fish Dinners but we will still enjoy our Lite Lunches. Come and join us. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. July 16 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. Angel House rift Store is normally open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A.Parrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion July 20e annual Parrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion will be held Sunday July 20 at the Hart Springs Park in Bell, Fla. (ere is an entrance fee). We will be at Pavilion A with lunch starting at 12:30 p.m. All paper goods will be provided. Bring the family and your favorite food. Come early stay late. If you have any questions call Patti at 352/871-3960.
5B LEGAL NOTICESNOTICE 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 HOLDER(S): NICK J MOSKES, JOHN N. MOSKES LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1 TO 32 INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 9, OAKDALE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: PETER A. BAKOWSKI, PETER BAKOWSKI, SUSAN M. BAKOWSKI of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 09 of the sale of 2009 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): BILL WOMBLE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: TRACT #118, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS THE E 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: PASTOR FIGUEROA RODRIGUEZ of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 09 of the sale of 2009 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): LEVY COUNTY BOCC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE SOUTH 100 FEET OF THE WEST 90 FEET OF LOT 18, BLOCK B, SUWANNEE RIVER ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOW KNOWN AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 42, OF THE REPLAT OF LOTS 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19 OF BLOCK B OF SUWANNEE RIVER ESTATES, AS RECORDED IN UNRECORDED PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1976 BUDDY MOBILE HOME BEARING ID# 04630121A & 04630121B AND TITLE #13055767 & #13055768. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: LAURA DAUM, CHARLES A. REED of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 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 CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): GERMAN AMERICAN CAPITAL CORP LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 16, BLOCK D, HAMMOCK HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1987 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING TITLE #50734434 AND A 1995 SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING TITLE NO.# 44736860. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: INEZ DICKINSON, WILLIE W. DICKINSON, WILLIE WALTER DICKINSON of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 11 of the sale of 2011 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): LEVY COUNTY BOCC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE W 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING TRACT NO. 112 NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: MICHAEL A. MYERS of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 11 of the sale of 2011 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): TC TAMPA 1, LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE 30 FT. EASEMENT ON THE SOUTH AND EAST SIDES THEREOF. LESS AND EXCEPT THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND LESS AND EXCEPT THE N 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, AS DESCRIBED IN WARRANTY DEEDS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 749, PAGE 911 AND OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 749, PAGE 912, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: GEORGE H. PIERCE, GEORGE HAMILTON PIERCE of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 11 of the sale of 2011 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): RM CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LLC, RM CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 2, BLOCK H, OAK RIDGE ESTATES, UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: VOLVICK VOLMIR of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 11 of the sale of 2011 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): RM CAPITAL INVESTMENTS LLC, RM CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, LLC LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1, BLOCK 19, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS, UNIT 12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: RICHARD A. SASSO JR, LISA M. SASSO of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the holder(s) 11 of the sale of 2011 has follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE HOLDER(S): ANTHONY SILVA LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 1, WOODYS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA NAME(S) IN WHICH ASSESSED: RAYMOND MICHAEL KINNEY ESTATE of Florida. DATED this 9th DAY OF JUNE 2014. DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO. 38-2014-CA000029 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, vs. CONSTANCE M. MERCHANT, et al. NOTICE OF ACTION ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST CLARISSA KOTZE A/K/A CLARISSA M. KOTZE A/K/A CLARISSA (KITTY) KOTZE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 4, PEACEFUL ACRES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 57 AND 57A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. whose address is 225 East Clerk of this Court either thereafter; otherwise a (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Court ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 001096 SUNTRUST BANK, vs. KATHY E. SEGRIFF, et. al., NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY R. BROOKS WILLIAMS ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 16750 NE 10TH STREET, WILLISTON, FL 32696 YOU ARE HEREBY to-wit: THE NORTH 417.42 FEET OF THE WEST 208.71 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1982 MOBILE HOME, ID#3320062578A&B AND TITLE 1121216594 AND 21216595 as: 16750 NE 10TH STREET, WILLISTON, FL 32696 FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC, whose address is 601 690, Clearwater, FL 33755, (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Court ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2013-CA000403 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, VS. GLORIA A. DALLAS, et al. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GLORIA A. DALLAS YOU ARE HEREBY with the Clerk of this Court, THE NORTH 105 FEET OF THE WEST 210 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. with the Clerk of this Court, (COURT SEAL) AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT at (352) 337-6237 at least 7
6B LEGAL NOTICES------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CA000123 DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a vs. DOMINICK P. LARUSSO, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION of 7191 Northwest 168th UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOMINICK P. LARUSSO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VELOCITY INVESTMENTS, LLC NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DUANE B. MITCHELL YOU ARE NOTIFIED that 972, Page 497, of the LOT 101, BLOCK 3, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1993 MOBILE HOME BEARING TITLE NUMBERS 64055791 AND 64055793, AND ID NUMBERS PSHGA12901A AND PSHGA12901B. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS AS RECORDED ON JUNE 19, 1978, IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 428; THE EASEMENT TO CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., RECORDED ON OCTOBER 15, 1992, IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 473, PAGE 429, BOTH OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS, AND ALL OTHER EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Tallahassee, Florida 32301, 29, 2014. (COURT SEAL) CLERK LEVY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 38-2013-CA000167 CENLAR FSB VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES OF VICKI S. SCHMIDT, DECEASED, BRIAN LEIDINGER KNOWN HEIR OF VICKI LYNNE KING, DECEASED, et al. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES OF VICKI S. SCHMIDT, DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN Florida: TRACT 13-18 OF CASONS INGLIS ACREAGE SALES, INGLIS, FLORIDA, ALSO DESCRIBED AS: LOT 18, BLOCK B OF CASONS INGLIS ACRES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. 63 MARY ST, INGLIS, FL 34449 of publication with the Clerk of this Court otherwise, a default will (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT P.O. Drawer 610 955-8771. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012-CA000729 FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, vs. LONNIE D. KIRK; et al., NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY Civil Case No.: 2012-CAMORTGAGE CORPORATION KIRK; LISA ROCHELL-KIRK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1: UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are DANNY J. SHIPP, Clerk of the Court, shall sell to the highest TRACT 477, UNIVERSITY ESTATES, THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2009 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, ID # JACFL29372A AND JACFL29372B 2014. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH (800) 955-8770. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2013-CA000128 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., VS. MARK YARAVITZ A/K/A MARK P. YARAVITZ et al, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY No. 38-2013-CA-000128 YARAVITZ A/K/A MARK P. YARAVITZ; DEBBIE YARAVITZ A/K/A DEBBIE S. YARAVITZ; HAMPTON FARMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, The Clerk of the Court will LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE TRACT 33 A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2, A DISTANCE OF 1384.88 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 71.47 FEET, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-335 (NORTHEAST 75TH STREET); THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 1286.49 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 644.82 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST, 1345.96 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 644.63 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST, 1358.40 FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 50 FEET THEREOF CONVEYED TO LEVY COUNTY FOR RIGHT OF WAY PURPOSES. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE EQUESTRIAN EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT E OF THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR HAMPTON FARMS. SUBJECT TO THE WATER QUALITY BUFFER DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT F OF THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR HAMPTON FARMS ALONG THE EAST 75 FEET THEREOF. A/K/A LOT 33 HAMPTON FARMS, WILLISTON, FL 32696 (COURT SEAL) (352) 337-6237, at least 7 -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000825 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. vs. BRIAN N. HOUCHENS, et al RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY JPMORGAN CHASE BRIAN N. HOUCHENS, wit: The East 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 Florida. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 TOWN HOME MANUFACTURED HOME, TOWN MANOR MODEL #FT3203-6, WITH A WIDTH OF 32 & LENGTH OF 76 AND SERIAL #S FLTHLCT3203-1458A&B. WHICH BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.261 FLORIDA STATUTES, SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. COUNTY, Florida this 27 (COURT SEAL) at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2013-CA000197 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, vs. DIANE F. BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE FINNBOGADOTTIR BRASWELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DIANE F. BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE FINNBOGADOTTIR BRASWELL; DAVID BRASWELL ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID BRASWELL ; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ; LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT ; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 ; NOTICE OF SALE A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING TN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW 114 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE N 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 40 SECONDS W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32 A DISTANCE OF 997.87 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 438.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 40 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 996.72 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 45 SECONDS E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 438.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 1998 STONER TRAIL VIN FLFLV70A25529SK21 74044662 1998 STONER TRAIL VIN FLFLV70B25529SK21 74044664 Courthouse, 355 S. Court sale. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT -------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-2013-CA000859 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. JUAN R. GONZALEZ, MIRTA V. GONZALEZ AND
7B LEGAL NOTICESUNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, NOTICE OF SALE LOT 9, BLOCK 23, RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES, SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PHASE 27, 27A THROUGH 27D, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. as: 11630 SE 139TH CT, DUNNELLON, FL 34431; Courthouse, 355 S. Court August 25, 2014 at 11:00 after the sale. 2014. (COURT SEAL) -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA000997 LEX SPECIAL ASSETS LLC, vs. FREDDIE RIVERA, LUZ E. RIVERA A/K/A LUZ RIVERA, ET AL., NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, 355 South Court Street, LOT 2, BLOCK 1, OF THE PINES UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a First Class U.S. Mail or Via IRA SCOT SILVERSTEIN, LLC ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Road, Suite 6 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 (954) 773-9911 (954) 369-5034 fax Ira Scot Silverstein FBN: 0009636 ---------STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT 36.4 W. at 4951 NW 170th 16521-006-IW7A to the at (904)256-1700. 120.57, Florida Statutes, Florida 32399-3000. Statutes, however, also regardless of the date of Rule 28-106.205. Florida Rule 28-106.201, Florida Rule 28-106.404, Florida 120.573, Florida Statutes, 120.57, Florida Statutes, for have waived their right to a Statutes. statutes. ------NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE The Southwest Florida F.A.C. Register, Vol. 40, No. 124, 796-7211, ext. 4702; 1-8008771 (TDD) or 1(800)955THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN A COPY FL 33637-6759, (813) 985(Ref OGC # 2013047). --------------------------------------NOTICE TO BID------------------------------REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS work: at 355 South Court Street, 287.134. 287.133. P.O. Box 778 FAX: (352) 486-2498 The right is reserved -------NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV -------
8B Egg Salad SandwichFeeds 4 6 hard boiled eggs 2 Tablespoons Creamy Poppyseed salad dressing 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise teaspoon Smoky Sweet Pepper akes teaspoon paprika 2 Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish Salt and pepper to taste Peel and chop the boiled eggs. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients to the chopped eggs. Serve on soft or toasted bread with sidesRed White and Blue Cake1 white cake mix 1 Jiy single layer white (or yellow) cake mix 1 cup sifted powdered sugar teaspoon vanilla Orange juice 1 can Cherry Pie Filling Handful of blueberries Grease and our bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the Jiy cake mix per package directions. Split batter in half in separate bowls. Using red dye and blue dye, color each batter to the intensity you desire and set aside. Prepare the white cake mix per package directions. Pour of the wite cake batter in the prepared Bundt pan. Drop large spoonfulls of the red batter around the Bundt pan followed by blue batter. Using a butter knife, drag through both colors, picking up some of the white batter. Pour the remainder of the white batter over this mixture. Bake as directed on package. Prepare the powdered sugar glaze by adding the vanilla to sifted powdered sugar. Begin mixing and adding the orange juice, on teaspoon at a time until reaching the consistency you prefer. After cake has cooled and ipped onto serving plate, drizzle the glaze over cake. Spoon the cherry pie lling in the center hole and circle with fresh blueberries. Serve with vanilla ice cream.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 Hot JeepOne day while cow hunting on the TM Britt Ranch, we found where someone had cut our line fence and patched it back together. ere were tire tracks coming through the fence and they were not from any of our trucks. We followed the tracks for about a half mile and found a nice jeep hidden in some brush. We always carried a lot of matches for burnin the woods, so Leo told us to burn those woods. We started droppin matches as we rode away from the jeep. After a half mile or so we looked back and the tires were are sending up clouds of black smoke. WE never heard anything about the burnt jeep and it sat in the woods for 3 or 4 years. Leo dug a big hole and buried it. at hit those poachers a good lick! Moral of the Story: 1 for the good guys; 0 for the bad guys. Contact Bill for a CD at 352/493-2766 or write him at: 8151 NW 77 Place, Chieand, 32626. DIY TipGet the GreaseGrease builds up on kitchen cabinets over time. 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JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up Watermelon Pond was recently stocked with 300 forage sh to help jump start the sh community needed to naturally support a high-quality Florida largemouth bass shery. According to freshwater sh biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Watermelon Pond dries up during periods of drought but it has partially relled with all the rains north Florida has been receiving. When Watermelon Pond held water for an extended period of time in the past, it had a high-quality Florida largemouth bass shery known for producing trophy-sized Florida largemouth bass for anglers, said Kevin Johnson, with the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Approximately 300 freshwater forage sh (including bluegill, golden shiners and lake chubsuckers) were collected from Rodman Reservoir with electroshing boats for stocking into Watermelon Pond on June 10. Fish were transported with a 400-gallon hauling tank trailer used by the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. ese forage sh are expected to reproduce and expand their populations within Watermelon Pond, Johnson said. ese stocked forage sh are some of the preferred prey of Florida largemouth bass. e FWCs Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management plans to stock Florida largemouth bass into Watermelon Pond in early 2015 with bass from its Florida Bass Conservation Center hatchery, located in Richloam. We are proud of the collaboration between the FWC and stakeholders concerned about restoring a largemouth bass shery at Watermelon Pond, Johnson said.Watermelon Pond Stocked with Forage FishPreparing for Bass Stocking in 2015 Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby but What About Religious TaxpayersBy Kathy Hilliard, EditorIn a 5 to 4 decision the US Supreme Court declared that the Health & Human Services (HHS) Mandate which imposes the contraceptive mandate on closely held for-prot corporations violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). We hold that the regulations that impose this obligation violate RFRA, which prohibits the Federal Government from taking any action that substantially burdens the exercise of religion unless that action constitutes the least restrictive means of serving a compelling government interest. In holding that the HHS mandate is unlawful, we reject HHSs argument that the owners of the companies forfeited all RFRA protection when they decided to organize their businesses as corporations rather than sole proprietorships or general partnerships. e plain terms of RFRA make it perfectly clear that Congress did not discriminate in this way against men and women who wish to run their businesses as for-prot corporations in the ma-nner required by their religious beliefs. e Supreme Court has now ruled that prot-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. is means the Obama administration must search for a dierent way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies health insurance plans. All along Hobby Lobby provided regular contraception for its employees at no extra cost as per the 2010 healthcare law signed by Obama and found to be lawful by the Supreme Court. But they object on a religious basis to abortifacients, IUDs and pills that cause the fertilized egg to abort, like Plan B and ella and two IUDs. Regular birth control pills have been part of the health insurance coverage at no extra cost from the beginning. ere are other lawsuits pending that also challenge the contraception provision from other religiously aliated charities, colleges and hospitals. Nearly 50 businesses have sued over the mandate to cover contraceptives with the same objections as Hobby Lobby willingness to cover regular contraceptives but objecting to cover abortifacients of any kind. Most agree that what was really at issue here was religious freedom and that was maintained for this particular segment of the law. At issue now are reports that the Obama administration can now provide the contraceptives and abortifacients for free using taxpayer dollars. at means religious taxpayers that object to providing funds for abortions will be forced to pay for abortions.