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Federal jury convictsYearty, Parker of bribery


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Suspended Levy County Commissioners Sammy
Yearty and Tony Parker were convicted Friday of
taking a $10,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent
posing as a slick New Jersey developer whose promise
of building condos and townhouses in the county
turned out to be as phony as his identity.
The verdict sent an emotional shock.wave through
the families and friends of Parker and Yearty seated in
the courtroom in Gainesville. Many wept quietly as
the two commissioners stood silently at the defense
table listening to the verdict from the 12-member
federal court jury.
U.S. District Judge Stephan Mickel set sentencing


for 1:30 p.m., April 5 at the federal courthouse in
Gainesville. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered
forbothmen. Neither ofthe commissioners commented
on the verdict on advice from their attorneys.
Yearty was convicted of one count of conspiracy
to commit bribery, one count of bribery, and one
count of knowingly making a false or fraudulent
statement to the FBI. Parker was convicted of one
count of conspiracy to commit bribery and one count
of bribery.
Yearty's attorney, Rod Smith, said it was too early
to talk about an appeal. He said motions would be
filed, but he offered no details. Parker's attorney,
Gloria Fletcher, declined comment.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg McMahon said he
had no problem with the way the FBI conducted its


undercover investigation despite defense allegations
that the two commissioners were lured into a
government trap. Entrapment is illegal.
McMahon said he was satisfied the grand jury
arrived at an "appropriate indictment" and the trial
jury returned the "appropriate verdict."
"The reports were that individuals were accepting
bribes for development," McMahon said. "We created
a development company to find out if anyone would
take a bribe."
He declined to identify the person or persons
who told the FBI that bribes were being taken for
development.
The -FBI sent undercover agent Sean Quinn into

See Trial, Page 3A

Mine permit

draws attention

of Levy attorney

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

County Attorney Anne. Bast Brown was asked
Tuesday to investigate an allegation that a condition
was mysteriously added to the King Road Mine
permit allowing the mine's owner to keep a test pit
open rather than filling it.
Yankeetown Councilman Jack Schofield raised the
issie at the county commission meeting, alleging that
the original special exception permit for the Tarmac
limestone mine north of Inglis called for the test pit to
be filled after a period of time, but he said a condition
was added that changed the requirement.
"How did the condition get added when it was
never voted on," Schofield said.
Brown is to investigate the allegation with the help
of Development Department Director Rob Corbitt.
Corbitt said the county did investigate the permit a
year ago, but he said the newest twist is that there is an
inconsistency between what the board approved and
what the conditions say.
Brown and Corbitt will listen to a tape recording
of the county commission meeting where, the Tarmac
special exception permit was approved to learn what
commissioners read into the record and what the
permit actually says.
In other business, a resolution opposing the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to impose
strict new water quality rules was approved on a 4-1
vote of the board.
Commissioner Chad Johnson pushed for the
resolution. He wants the EPA to recognize the
expertise of the Florida Department of Environmental
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Please join us in celebrating 16 '2 years of judicial service
,,. to the citizens of Levy County in honor of Joseph E. Smith,
S* Levy County Court Judge Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida,
-. .. on Thursday, Dec. 10. There will be a reception from 4:30
. p.m. - 7 p.m. with remarks at 5:30 p.m.
'" The party will be held at the Bronson Elementary School
: cafeteria, 400 Ishie Ave., Bronson.


Two local youngsters enjoy their ride on a float during the annual Chiefland Christmas
Parade Saturday on U.S. 19. The parade featured a wide variety of entrants, including
marching bands, floats and boats, horses, motorcycles and more. For more pictures
from this year's big event, see Page 12A. (Rick Burnham)


Light Up Williston

to delight, benefit all
By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

Several Williston organizations have come together
for what they hope will be another successful year of
Light Up Williston festivities.
Light Up Williston will be held Friday night, beginning
with a special holiday parade. This is the second year
the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce-is sponsoring
the parade, and Mary Kline, executive director of.the
chamber, said there has been a really good response
from the community members and businesses that have
entered the parade. "
With about 60 entrants, last year's parade was the
biggest she said she's ever seen and she's hoping this
year will be even better.
The parade will have everything you can think of
including horseback riders, local dignitaries, numerous
floats and a grand finale worth waiting around for, Kline
said,
The big draw in 2008 was Santa Claus riding atop an
elephant at the end of the parade.
"They got the biggest kick out of it last year," she
said.
See Light Up, Page 6A


Fanning Springs fest

lights up for 21st year
By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor
The 21st annual Fanning Springs Festival of Lights
and Lighted Boat Parade will be illuminating the river
and riverbank Saturday.
The day kicks off at 9 a.m. at Fort Fanning Park with
a flag-raising ceremony by members of the Marine Corps
League, followed by entertainment by the Suwannee
Cracker, dancers from Chiefland's D&D Studio and all-
day entertainment by Bruce the Juggler/Unicyclist. There
will also be musical entertainment by the Rick Gordon
Band, Mercy Mountain boys, Foggy Creek Band and
Dotti and the Slackers throughout the day.
Visitors can get their holiday shopping done early with
the many arts and crafts vendors who will be selling their
goods at the festival.
Velma Poole, the Festival of Lights coordinator for
all 21 years and Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce
executive secretary, said the vendors will be selling
all locally-produced goods at the festival. She said she
wanted to emphasize "homemade" and promote local
artists and discourage mainstream products that can be
bought anywhere.
See Fanning Springs, Page 6A














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Bronson council divided on approval of pay raises


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Bronson's five town employees received pay raises
Monday night, with most getting $2 more per hour,
but the increases were less than requested and came
on a split vote of the town council.
None of the council members questioned whether
the raises were deserved, but Councilwoman Beatrice
Mongo wasn't sure she wanted to give any raises in
the slow economy and CouncilmanAaron Edmondson
felt an across-the-board percentage raise would have
been more fair.
Mayor Frank Schuler, who had evaluated the
employees and recommended smaller increases
in salaries than employees wanted, was joined by
Councilmen Berlon Weeks and Jason Kennedy in
approving the recommendations.
Town Clerk Kelli Brettel, who has brought the town
into conipliance with its multi-year backlog of audits
and started the process of updating the comprehensive
plan, received a $2 per hour raise along with Public
Works Director Jimmy Dunford, Assistant Clerk
Susie Robinson and James Cobb. Jim Green, who has
worked for the town less than a year, received a $1
per hour raise.
The original request from Brettel was to raise her
pay from $14.50 per hour to $18.25, Dunford's pay
from $15 per hour to $18.25, Cobb's pay from $11.55
per hour to $13, Robinson's pay from $12 per hour to
$14.50 and Green's pay from $9 per hour to $9.25.
Councilman Berlon Weeks lobbied to give Brettel
the full raise she had requested, reminding council


members she had been promised the pay she was
requesting and she had brought the town back from
the dark days when city audits were five years behind
and the comprehensive plan hadn't been updated in
almost two decades.
He said the town has a strong staff and they should
be rewarded, but said Brettel in particular should get
the higher pay.
"I don't think the raises are too much for what they
have done," he said.
Mongo said the 2003 and 2004 audits - the bad
years when there were few records for auditors to
review - were done before Brettel arrived.
She didn't deny the town employees had done a
good job, but opposed the raises.
"To me, the raises you came up. with are unheard
of," Mongo said to Brettel.
Brettel said the town had hired a town manager for
half a year and hired other administrators that didn't
work out, but who were paid high wages.
"This staff comes up with an end product," she
said.
Mongo was worried about giving water department
raises when the department budget showed it was
barely breaking even. She said the water fund would
have nothing left for emergencies.
"This year I wouldn't even give a raise, but if
you're going to give a raise, do it individually," she
said.
But Mongo lost the battle when the council
approved Schuler's recommendation to approve raises
for the entire staff.
Edmonds felt the raise should be across the board,


a percentage raise. He felt giving Green a $1 raise
wasn't fair. He recommended a 10 percent raise, but
Weeks noted Green had only been with the city six
months.
The vote to approve Schuler's recommendation
resulted in a 2-2- deadlock before Schuler voted
to support his own recommendations. He said he
couldn't very well see voting against the raises he
had recommended.
The council unanimously approved $200
Christmas bonuses for all town employees and
themselves.
In other business:
- Council members hired Jeff Dimaggid as the
town's new volunteer fire chief. The fire department
went through a period of unrest, but Dimaggio is
expected to stabilize the volunteer department and
provide the leadership it needs.
- The council asked Brettel to investigate creating
a peddler's licensing ordinance for the town. Brettel
asked for guidance because she had been approached
by a man who wanted to set up a produce stand and
a second man who wanted to sell barbeque out of a
roadside stand. She said the town has no ordinances
that deal with these types of roadside stands.
Edmondson suggested Brettel contact the city of
Archer. He said the city has an ordinance that deals,
with roadside peddlers.
- The council agreed to name-Nov. 29 as Dogan
Cobb Day in Bronson. The 99-year-old World War II
veteran and former tax assessor for Levy County is
widely admired. Weeks said he deserves to have his
birthday honored.


Permit, from Page 1A


Protection in the .area of "nutrient
loading" in Florida waters rather than
imposing more stringent regulations
that he says are not based on science.
Nitrogen and phosphorus are two
nutrients that are reportedly overloading
Florida's rivers, lakes, springs and
streams and causing algae growth.
Those nutrients are often associated
with human and animal waste as well as
lawn and farm fertilizers.
, The resolution is critical of EPA
for establishing its own numbers for
regulating nutrient loading rather than
waiting for the state to complete its
data gathering. Johnson, who says he


represents agriculture, said the only
thing agriculture wants is science-based
numbers.
"I 'don't think anyone in agriculture
is against numeric nutrient criteria," he
said. "It's the way you go about arriving
at the numbers using sound science."
Commissioner Marsha Drew, who
cast the only vote against the resolution,
described it as "really tough." She said
agriculture and water issues are dear
to her. She believes they are statewide
issues. But she said she has worked with
DEP on water issues.
"I know DEP is the fox guarding the
hen house," she said.


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Coalition Against



Tobacco Meeting

The Levy County Health Department's Tobacco Prevention
Program will host a Coalition. Against Tobacco meeting on
December 15, 2009 from 3:30pm-5:30pm. The meeting will be
at Bronson First Baptist Church, 460 South Court Street,
Bronson, FL 32621. All individuals interested in or affected by
tobacco's impact in Levy County are inv ited to attend. Youth are
welcome e and encouraged to attend, so bring the whole family!
Please RSVP by calling Lisa Johnson at (352) 486-5590, Light
refreshments will be served.

The Coalition is fully funded via a grant from the Florida
Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Prevention Programs,
and $131,250 has been awarded to Levy County Health
Department to build and maintain a community Coalition and to
support tobacco-free activities in Levy County. Coalition
membership includes concerned citizens and young people, health
care professionals and business people, elected officials and
government agencies, educators and parents who are working
toward a tobacco-free environment, advocating policy change, and
educating decision makers about the impact of tobacco on all our
lives. The mission of the Levy County Coalition Against Tobacco
is to build communities where tobacco users will quit, young
people will reject tobacco, and all will enjoy a tobacco-free
env iromilent.

Tobacco use, including cigarette smoking, cigar smoking, and
smokeless tobacco use, remains the leading preventable cause of
death in the United States. Each year cigarette smoking accounts
for approximately I of every 5 deaths, or about 443,000 people.
Each day in the United States, approximately 3.600 young people
between the ages of 12 and 17 years initiate cigarette smoking,
and an estimated 1,100 young people become daily cigarette
smokers. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes approximately
35,000 heart disease deaths and 3,000 lung cancer deaths among
nonsmokers in the United States every year. Implementing
policies that establish smoke-free environments is the most
effective approach to reducing secondhand smoke exposure
among nonsmokers.


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Bronson gives local agencies early Christmas gift


Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Levy County's economic development
agencies received a gift from the Bronson
Town Council Monday that may help attract
businesses to the county.
The two agencies were given free office
space in Old Town Hall in downtown Bronson.
The council's action provides Nature Coast
''Business Development, Inc. and the Levy
County Enterprise Zone DevelopmentAuthority
with an office along U.S. 27A.
Both agencies operate under the same roof
and have the same director, Amanda Douglas,
'but they are located at the Levy County Road
Department, a facility surrounded by chain
link fence topped by barbed wire, with heavy
equipment parked in the yard.
Douglas said the road department is not the
;,ideal location to impress business clients who
;,might be interested in investing money in Levy
,:County's economy. While she appreciated the
'county commission providing free space office
.space, she said the old Town Hail would be
'much better.


Douglas must receive approval from the
county commission for the move. The county
provides most of the funding for Douglas's
office operations. The council's motion for
approval came with one condition. The county
commission must pay the electric bill and
maintenance and cleaning of the office.
Council members believe the town will
benefit from having business clients come to
downtown Bronson for meetings with Douglas.
Nature Coast Business Development, Inc. was
also given permission to use the council's board
room for its board meetings.
Nature Coast Business Development, Inc.
was created by the Levy County Commission
to encourage job creation and economic
development. Douglas serves as the agency's
executive director.
The county commission created the EZDA
to establish special zones where businesses can
receive tax incentives, job tax credits, property
tax credits and sales tax credits if they are
eligible. Bronson, Chiefland, Fanning Springs,
Williston and the county itself have enterprise
zones. Douglas is coordinator.


Amanda Douglas, executive director of Nature Coast
Business Development, Inc., addresses the Bronson
Town Council Monday about office space. The council
gave her free office space in the old Town Hall.


Parker's attorney says her client lured into government trap


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

The case against suspended Levy
County Commissioner Tony Parker was
built on a criminal enterprise invented by
the FBI using an undercover agent who
bought all the supplies and provided all
the meeting places to ensnare her client,
Attorney Gloria Fletcher argued last
week.
She said the scheme used by the FBI
involved setting up a phony development
company to lure Parker into a crime he
would otherwise not have committed.
Fletcher said the government's actions
amounted to "outrageous conduct."
"It is clearly the government creating
a criminal enterprise that my client is
charged with," Fletcher said She called
on U.S. District Judge Stephan Mickle
to dismiss the charges. He denied her
motion, saying he did not find that
the actions of the government rose to
outrageous conduct.
Fletcher said the circumstances and
techniques used by the government
to ensnare her client were the very
definition of entrapment. She said the

Trial, from Page 1A


government induced Parker to become
involved in a crime the government
created.
Entrapment is the act of a law
enforcement agent inducing a person
to commit .an offense which would be
illegal and the person would otherwise
have been unlikely to commit.
Entrapment is a criminal defense against
criminal.guilt.
Undercover agent Sean Quinn,
working as Sean Michaels, first appeared
in Dixie County in 2006. He told public
officials there that he was a developer.
His hidden purpose was to look for
public officials who would take a bribe
in exchange for using their influence in
development projects.
Former County Commissioner Alton
Land, who was eventually indicted on
bribery charges as a result of Quinn's
undercover work, told Quinn that Levy
County Commissioner Sammy Yearty
could get things done in Levy County.
Yearty was soon a target.
Quinn drove around in an expensive
Mustang convertible and talked the
lingo of a real estate developer. After
meetings with Yearty and local real


estate agent Doug King, he made an
appearance at the 2007 Levy County
Enterprise Zone Development Agency
banquet and made a $500 contribution.
He rubbed elbows with public officials
at the event. A photograph of his check
presentation to the EZDA was published
in two local newspapers.
Quinn said he was building his
legend as a real estate developer when
he appeared at the banquet. He asked
King to show him pieces of land
where he could build townhouses or
condominiums. Quinn, who has a
degree in accounting from Penn State
University and was trained by the
FBI in how to act out his role, fooled
everyone he came into contact with. No
one suspected he was working for the
FBI.
Parker's contacts with Quinn were
limited. Quinn met or talked to him only
twice before a Dcc. 5, 2007 meeting at
the University Hilton in Gainesville. By
then, Yearty had invited Parker to take a
trip with him to New York City, courtesy
of Quinn. Parker wrote out a check for
$1,000 to Yearty to pay for his air fare


fare to his personal credit card. Quinn
was supposed to reimburse Yearty with
cash.
At the Hilton meeting, Quinn pulled
$10,000 out of a folder on the table
and began counting the bills. He had
already treated the commissioners to a
meal they had not requested, along with
desserts they didn't want. The FBI had
paid for the suite of rooms where the
meeting took place.
Later on, Parker had second thoughts
about what happened at the Hilton
meeting and mailed a $5,000 check to
Gideon Development inFort Lauderdale,
saying he wasn't comfortable with the
gift. He didn't know he had mailed the
check to the FBI. By that time, Parker
and Yearty had taken the trip to New
York. Their acceptance of the $10,000
cash at the Hilton was history. The
transaction was played for the jury at
last week's federal trial.
Prosecutors said Parker's return of
'the money didn't wipe out the crime he
committed, but Fletcher said the only
crime was the one concocted by the FBI
and used as a ploy to lure her client into


on the trip. Yearty had charged the air a government trap.


Dixie County in 2006 and gave him the name
Sean Matthews, a partner in Gideon Development,
Inc., a fictitious New Jersey company. .Quinn said
former Dixie County commissioner Alton Land told
him Yearty was the man to see in Levy County if he
wanted to get things done.
Yearty became a target after Land named him.
Quinn made friends with Yearty and convinced
him his company wanted to build condominiums
'or townhouses in Levy County as winter homes for
retirees who had bought homes from the company
in New Jersey. Yearty was enthusiastic about the
potential new development and gave Quinn a tour
of the county. During the tour Yearty offered to take

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Quinn on an airboat tour of the Waccasassa River to
show him alligators as big as any he would find on the
Nile River. Quinn told Yearty he wanted to take him on a
trip to New York City.
The suggestion for the trip was the beginning of
Yearty's undoing. Quinn at first told Yearty he would go
along with him on the trip, but on Dec. 4, 2007 he called
Yearty to say there were problems. He wanted Yearty
to come to the University Hilton Hotel in Gainesville.
Yearty called Parker at work to tell him about the meeting.
Quinn had promised to reimburse Yearty for the airplane
tickets Yearty had purchased on his credit card for the
trip. Parker wrote out a $1,000 check for his air fare and
gave it to Yearty before going to the Hilton. When the
two commissioners arrived at the suite of hotel rooms
the FBI had rented, Quinn ordered an expensive meal for
the commissioners even though they said they weren't
hungry. When he asked if they wanted desserts, they
told him no, but Quinn ordered several different types
of deserts, sparing no expense. Quinn testified in court
he was building his legend as a New Jersey developer by
spending lavishly on the two commissioners.
At the meeting, Quinn informed the commissioners
he would not be taking the trip with them to New York
City, but he wanted to treat them right because he was
building a good relationship with them. At the end of the
meal, he pulled $10,000 out of a satchel as a chest-high
hidden digital camera recorded him counting the money
and handing $6,000 to Yearty and $4,000 to Parker.
The two commissioners never asked for the money.
There was no video or audio evidence in the trial they
had solicited the money. Gideon Development, Inc. had
no projects pending in Levy County. Yearty apparently
thought he would be reimbursed for the airplane tickets
at the meeting. McMahon had promised him cash.
In his closing argument, McMahon told jurors that
when the money changed hands the commissioners
never told the developer they didn't want the cash.
He said there was no outrage on the faces of the two
commissioners as they watched the money counted out
in front of them.
"There was no surprise. There was no outrage and
they never used the word no," McMahon said. "They
watched it counted out and they put it in their pockets.
That was the bribe," McMahon said.
Smith told jurors Yearty had never asked for money
from Quinn, which means he never intended to take a
bribe. Quinn testified that he carried $8,000 to $10,000
cash with him because he was certain Yearty would ask


him for a bribe, but he admitted the commissioner
never asked for bribe money.
Smith pointed out in his closing argument that
even when Yearty was completely alone with
Quinn on the countywide tour, he never asked
for money. Yearty obtained the gate key to Blue
Springs Park near Bronson, which was one stop
on the tour. He opened the gate and showed Quinn
the spring swimming hole. They were alone in the
county park. Quinn had the cash along with him.
Yearty didn't know about the money and never
asked for a bribe.
After the meeting at the Hilton in Gainesville,
the two commissioners took a four-day trip to
New York City using the cash Quinn had provided
to buy their motel rooms and air fare, meals and
any tours they took. The rooms alone cost about
$4,200, according to a statement made by Yearty
at the Hilton meeting. The air fare cost about $900
for each commissioner.
Parker had second thoughts about the Hilton
meeting afterward. He wrote out a $5,000 check
and sent to Gideon Development, Inc. in Fort
Lauderdale. The address of Gideon Development
was ,actually the FBI office. But McMahon said
reimbursing Gideon Development didn't erase
the bribe Parker had taken. Smith said this was
a case of a country politician being duped by a
slick and well trained FBI agent who made Yearty
believe he would bring development and jobs
to a county with a weak tax base. The evidence
indicates Yearty was eager to bring development
to the county and insisted in many of the tape-
recorded conversations that the rules would have
to be followed, Smith said.
Smith posted a quote from Yearty on a television
screen above the courtroom and in full view of
the jurors. It was a quote from Yearty at the Hilton
meeting. Smith said it was central to the defense's
contention that Yearty wanted to follow the rules
and never intended to take a bribe.
When Quinn told Ye;irl\ and Parker he would
be interested in favorable votes if anything
"came down the pike" that interested him, Yearty
responded, "As long as we follow the rules and
go in the proper zonings and do the things right,
you know, we can help you."
Smith said, "Right there is a statement essential
to thi case."


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OBITUARIES


REV. JAMES FREDRICK
BARBAS JR.
Rev. James Fredrick Barbas Jr., age 73, passed
away ohn Dec. 1, 2009, at his home in Old Town,
Fla.
Rev. Barbas attended the Bible Baptist Seminary
in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Piedmont Bible
College in Winston-Salem, N.C. He moved to Old
Town from Dallas, Texas, 22 years ago. He was a
member of the Central Baptist Church of Cross City
and has 'ministered in various churches in the area
over the years. He enjoyed carpentry and anything
mechanical, but his passion was Bible study and
teaching his family. He also served in the Air Force
and Navy during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret
Barbas of Old Town; his sons: Jim Barbas of Ennis,
Texas, Rick Barbas of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ron
Barbas of Atlanta, Ga.; his daughters, Susan Hicks
apd Bonnie Riewe of Hoover, Ala.; his brother, Peter
"Chip" Barbas of Flomaton, Ala.; 20 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec.
5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Central Baptist Church of
Cross City, Fla., with Rev. David Downing, Eddie
Humes and Ray Walls officiating. Arrangements
were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral
Home in Cross, City, Fla.

CLARE M. FUREY
Clare M. Furey, 83, of Chiefland, Fla., died Dec.
1, 2009, at Ayers Health and Rehab in Trenton, Fla.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she moved from St.
Petersburg to this area about 13 years ago. She was
a retired bank teller for South East Bank. She was
a member of VFW Post # 5625 in Chiefland, the
American Legion of Old Town, Fla., and the Moose
Lodge of Fanning Springs, Fla. Mrs. Furey enjoyed
music, cooking, entertaining and taking care of
others.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Nicholson W. Furey in 2001.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law,
Jean and Jim Frankland of Seminole, Fla.; son,
Calvin Cherry of California; grandchildren: Jason,
and Joshua Frankland, Jeffrey and Matthew Cherry;
and great-grandchildren: Jeffrey and Madison Cherry
and Zoe Frankland.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 19,
2009, at 2 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
- Chiefland, Fla.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral services, Chiefland, Fla., (352) 493-0050.
Online condolences may be sent through their Web
site, www.hiers-baxley.com.

WALTER LEE "JOE" CANNON
Walter Lee "Joe" Cannon, 87 of Chiefland, Fla.,
died Dec. 1, 2009 at his home.
Born in Levy County, he has been a farmer here
all his life. He was a member of the Manatee Springs
Church of Christ. He was also a member of the AARP
and ASCS Ag Committee. He enjoyed hunting and
reading his Bible.
He is survived by his longtime friend and caregiver,
Dorothy Tabor of Chiefland; sisters, Beatrice Cason
of Chiefland and Grace Jones of Live Oak, Fla.; and
brother, G.C. Cason of Chiefland; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at 10
a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services- Chiefland
with Tommy Andrews officiating. Burial followed
at Galilee Cemetery in Chiefland. Visitation was
Thursday night from 5- 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services, Chiefland, Fla. Online
condolences may be sent through their Web site, www.
hiers-baxley.com.


DARRYL K. DAMM


Darryl K. Damm went to a better place
on Dec. 2, 2009, after struggling with cancer.
He was born on April 12, 1957, in Cleveland,
Ohio, and moved to Florida in 1970.
He was preceded in death by his
sister, Donna Kulp of Williston, Fla.
He is survived by his parents, David and Phyllis
Damm, and his sister, Denise Pursley, all of Bionson,


Fla.; and a son Daran K. Damm of Lexington Ky.
A memorial gathering was held at his sister's home on
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.

ALICE I. CARPENTER
Alice I. Carpenter, 87, of Cross City, Fla., and
Hannibal, Mo., died Dec. 2, 2009, at Cross City Rehab
and Health Care in Cross City, Fla.
Born in Cross Plains, Wis., she moved to this area
from Tampa, Fla., in 1987. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a brother, Kenneth Williamson
of Madison, Wis., and nephew, Perry Williamson of
Hannibal, Mo.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Walter
McDonald and William "Tom" Carpenter.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland, (352) 493-0050. Online
condolences may be sent through their Web site, www.
hiers-baxley.com.

THEODORE J. "MR.
WONDERFUL" BELANGER SR.








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Theodore J. "Mr. Wonderful' Belanger Sr., age 82,
of Chiefland, Fla., and Maine, passed away on Dec.3,
2009.
He was born on July 25, 1927, in Manchester,
Conn., to Theodore and Amy Belanger. He served
in the United States Navy during WWII. He was an
owner and operator of a sheet metal business but was
considered a jack of all trades. He and his wife have
divided their time living in Chiefland and Maine for
the last 40 years. He loved to make people smile. He
was especially proud of his driving record for he never
had an accident in his time having a driver's license.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Belanger; sons:
David Belanger (Suzanne) of Skowhegan, Maine,
Daniel Belanger (Ellen) of Madison, Maine, and
Theodore J.. Belariger III (Wendy) of Skowhegan,
Maine; daughter, Kathy Ann Hoyer (Eric) of
Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Eleanor Griffin (Al) of
Vermont and Mildred Rhines of Wethersfield, Conn.;
13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and a
special friend Audrey of Madison, Maine.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6,
2009, at 3 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
in Chiefland, Fla., and a memorial service will be. held
at a later date in Maine. The family asks that in lieu of
flowers, to please make donations to Haven Hospice
'311 N.E. Ninth St., Chiefland, FL 32626. They would
like to also send special blessings to all.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funeral
Home-Chiefland, Fla.

JOHN MAUTHNER SR.
John Mauthner Sr., age 80, passed away at his
residence in Trenton, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.
John was born on June 6, 1929, in Vienna,
Austria, to Johann Mauthner and Margarte Kortschak
Mauthner. At age 15 he was drafted as a war courier
in Austria. In 1951 he moved to Canada and in 1955
he moved to the United States. Mr. Mauthner came
to Trenton in 1973 from Miami, Fla. He was a retired
cabinet maker. John enjoyed traveling, camping and
square dancing. He was the founding member of the
local Moose Lodge. He was a member of Church of
God in Newberry, Fla.
Mr. Mauthner is survived by his wife, Inge
Bornemann Mauthner of Trenton; two daughters,
Inge Marie Menga of Orlando, Fla., and Susi Parrish
of Trenton; five sons: John Mauthner Jr. of Lu,tz, Fla.,
Roy Henry Mauthner of Chiefland, Fla., Dean Ernest
Mauthner of Gainesville, Fla., Rudi Jack Mauthner of
Trenton, and Gregory Elliot Mauthner of Ohio; three
sisters: Margarte Mauthner, Anna Mauthner and Rosa
Mauthner all of Vienna, Austria; seven grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec.
10, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Watson Funeral
Home with Reverend Dewayne Bowdoin officiating.,
Interment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, from 5-
7 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, 311 N.E. 9th St.,
Chiefland, FL. 32626 or to the Trenton Food Bank,
112 N.E. IstAve., Trenton, FL. 32693.
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral
Home, Trenton, (352) 463-8888.

JOHNNY M. "J.M." RAIN
Johnny M. "J.M." Rain, age 62, passed away on
Saturday, Dec. 5,2009, at Malcom Randall VA Medical
Center surrounded by his loving family and friends.
J.M. was born on March 21, 1947, in Newberryi


Fla., to John Maxie Rain and Pauline Finley Rain.
He was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County. J.M.
retired as a boilermaker and was a member of the.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Lodge.
#199 of Jacksonville, Fla., and a member of Union
Baptist Church. J.M. was an avid fisherman and
hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John
Maxie Rain and .Pauline Rain; and seven brothers:
Thomas, Albert, J.C., Herbert, Maxie, Eugene and
Mariam.
Mr. Rain is survived by his wife, Deloris Rowands
Rain of Trenton, Fla.; a daughter, Misty (Randy.
Cason) Rain of Trenton, Fla.; a son, Jay (Brenda) Rain
of Trenton; and six grandchildren: Nikki, Chelsey,
*Alexis, Randi, Sandra and Cody.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec.9,;
2009 at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with Pastor
David Curly officiating. Interment, to follow at
Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held;
on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at Watson
Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to.
the American Cancer Society, 2119 S.W. 16th St.,-
Gainesville, FL, 32608.
Arrangements under the care of Watson Funeral
Home, Trenton, FL, (352) 463-8888.

ELIZA F. COLLINS
Eliza F. Collins, 91, of Cedar Key, Fla., passed away
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Haven Hospice in Chiefland,
Fla.
She was born in the rural farm country of Lafayette.,
County just outside Mayo, Fla., on Nov. 10, 1918. She
has lived in Cedar Key since her marriage in 1937.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed church,.
reading, and spending time with her family. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Cedar Key. She.
was beloved by all who knew her. Throughout her life,
she defined the word selflessness.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67
years, John "J.C." Collins, who passed away in June
2004; her daughter, Rosa Lee "Rosie" Campbell, in
December 2002; and. granddaughter, Melissa Marie
Collins, in April 2006.
Eliza is survived by her sons: Robert (Carol),
Collins of Chiefland, Lloyd (Patti) Collins, Kenny.
(Teresa) Collins and William (Judy) Collins all of
Cedar Key; daughters, Oretha (Rollin) Mills of
Chiefland and Elsie Wilson of Cedar Key; nine
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several
great-great grandchildren.
Viewing was held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, from
5-8 p.m. at Heirs-Baxley Funeral Home of Chiefland..,
Services will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Heirs-.,
Baxley at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at
the Cedar Key Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland, Fla., (352) 493-0050..:
Online condolences may be sent through their Web
site, www.hiers-baxley.com.

J.W. "NED" ROLLISON
Mr. J.W. "Ned" Rollison of Cross City, Fla., passed:
away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the Haven Hospice"
Center in Chiefland, Fla. He was 78.
Mr. Rollison was born in Horseshoe and lived in:
Dixie County his entire life. He was the former owner
and operator of Rollison Service Center, Lil' Red
Store and Rollison Bait and Tackle. He also operated
a trucking company.
He is survived by sons, Dennis Rollison (Tammy)
of Old Town, Fla., and Troy Rollison of Cross City;
daughter, Jennie Rollison of Lake City, Fla.; brothers,
Bill Rollison and John Rollison, both of Cross City;
sisters: Aretha Osteen of Cross City, Juanita Rollison
of Cross City, Dora Vee Lewis of Kansas City, Kan.,'
Cora Lee Rollison of Kansas City, Gladys Rollison,
of Cross City and Mary Paulk of Cross City; seven:
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 10,,
2009, at 11 a.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Bobby Lindsey officiating.
Burial will follow at Cross City Cemetery. A'
visitation was held at the funeral home Wednesday, .
Dec. 9, 2009, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. .
Arrangements have been placed under the care of
the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida,
(352) 498-5400.

CARL OLIVER "CRAZY CARL"
TAYLOR
Carl Oliver "Crazy Carl" Taylor, age 70, of
Williston, Fla., passed away on Dec.7, 2009.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1939, in Providence,
R.I., to Daniel and Gertrude Taylor. He served in the
United States Army as a radio operator. He worked as
a refrigeration mechanic and pipefitter for many years.
He moved to the Williston area 28 years ago from
Ocala, Fla. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a
member of the Lighthouse Ministries. He loved to go
fishing and he enjoyed making and collecting knives.
He also enjoyed having family and friends come over
to visit and talk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel H.
Taylor and Gertrude Larson Taylor.


He is survived by his sons, Carl Perry Taylor
of West Palm Beach, Fla., Richard "Ricky" Kurt
Taylor, of Williston; brother, Daniel H. Taylor Jr. of
Massachusetts; and many special friends who loved
and cared for Carl.
Arrangements are under the care of Knauff Funejal


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Levy County's Most Wanted


James M. Calvert III
Ocala
Writ of bodily attachment
$1,000 purge


Sheriffs arrests


John D. Hart Tavaris L. Hills Dean Page
Trenton Williston Chiefland
VOP possess Writ of bodily attachment VOP possess marijuana
paraphernalia $1,000 purge No Bond
No Bond


Drew Evan Smith
Williston
VOP possess marijuana
$1,027 Cash Bond


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ArnoldD . Shatney
Morriston
FTA felony battery
$50,000 Bond


Police. chase Raleigh couple to Marion County


A Raleigh couple was arrested on
drug charges after Levy County Drug
Task Force purchased crack cocaine
from them in September.
An arrest warrant was issued for
Stephen Daniel Pollard, 28, 8312 N.E.
166th Ave., Williston, and on Dec. 3
surveillance was conducted'at that home
of Pollard and his girlfriend Cynturia
Jenae McClendon, 21. A car was seen
leaving the residence and was followed
by members of the task force. When
a felony traffic stop was attempted,
McClendon refused to stop, driving
into Marion County, where she tried to
hit the vehicle driven by the task force
members.
When she stopped the car, Pollard
immediately jumped out and ran into
a wooded area. He was chased and
secured after a struggle.
According to the sheriff's release,
Pollard had over 9 grams of crack
cocaine and a small amount of marijuana
in his possession, and the couple was on
their way to Marion County to make
a drug delivery. It also stated Pollard
made a threat to an agent that he would
kill the agent when he got out of jail.
Pollard was charged with possession
of crack cocaine, sale of crack cocaine,
possession of crack cocaine with the
intent to distribute, possession of
marijuana, resisting arrest with violence
and corruption by threat.
McClendon was charged with


possession of crack cocaine, sale of
crack cocaine, three counts of aggravated
assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated
fleeing and attempting to elude a police
officer, resisting without violence.
* Two Williston brothers were
arrested for stealing a laptop and laptop
equipment from a Starke man.
Paul Leslie Urquhart, 40, and Darrell
L. Urquhart, 32, both of 18850 N.E.
51st St., Williston, were arrested Nov.
30 after a Levy County Sheriff's deputy
and investigator went to the house of
their mother to arrest Paul for a Florida
Parole Violation.
While they were there, the two
brothers drove up in the driveway. A
search of the car revealed a black tote
bag that contained a Toshiba laptop,
three computer speakers, one computer
phone cord and various computer
software and equipment. A tag on the
bag had the name of Daniel Davis and
a Starke address.
In the glove box, there were two
pairs of binoculars, one sock hat with
eye holes cut out, three pairs of gloves,
one pair of wire cutters.
Davis was contacted and was able to
describe the computer and equipment in
great detail, and a glove print matching
the description of the glove found in the
glove box was -found at the scene of the
crime.
Paul Urquhart was charged with
violation of probation - armed burglary,
possession of stolen property, possession
of burglary tools. No bond.
Darrell Urquhart was charged with
possession of stolen property and
possession of burglary tools. Bond
$15,000.
* Elin Parker, 34, 1608 First Ave.,
Steinhatchee, at 1:45 p.m., Dec. 1, on

Chiefland arrests


a Taylor County warrant for failure to
appear - retail theft. Released on own
recognizance.
* Robert Newton Bell, 29, 56
Ishie Ave., Bronson, at 1:42 p.m., Dec.
1, on a Levy County warrant for fraud,
insufficient funds over $150. Released
on own recognizance.
* Warren R. Frazier, 19, 509 S.E.
Fifth St., Williston, at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 30,
on a Levy County warrant for violation
of probation - grand theft. Released on
own recognizance.
* Robert E. Hall, 60, 7150 S.E.
181 Court, Morriston, at 4:24 p.m., Nov.
30, for domestic battery. Bond $5,000.
* Jason Valentine, 30, 11055 N.W.
113th St., Chiefland, at 1:54 p.m., Nov.
30, on a Gilchrist County warrant for
three counts of burglary of a structure/
conveyance, two counts of petit theft
and one count of grand theft. Bond
$50,000.
* Rafael Rivera, 39, 5491 N.E. 35th
St. #160, Silver Springs, at 5:10 p.m.,
Nov. 30, for writ of bodily attachment.
Cash purge $2,000.
* Emily Timmons, 29, 236 S.E.
855 St., Old Town, at 5 p.m., Nov. 30, on
a Levy County warrant for two counts
of violation of probation - fraudulent
use of credit card and uttering a forged
instrument. No bond.
* James Robert Blacketer, 31, 822
N.E. 197thAve., Old Town, at 8:10 p.m.,
Nov. 30, on a Sumter County warrant for
keeping a gambling house,conducting
an illegal lottery, possession of a coin-
operated device. Bond $4,500.
* Mary E. Davis, 23, 3936 E.
Riverside Drive, Dunnellon, at 10:30
a.m., Dec. 4, on a Levy County warrant
for violation of probation - two counts
of battery sex with victim 12-15. Bond


$10,000.
* Shawn J. Reinhart, 28, 17210
N.W. Hwy. 19, Fanning Springs, at 8
a.m., Dec. 4, for driving while license
suspended/revoked. Released on own
recognizance.
* Charles Lenon Jenkins, 53, 3732
N.E. 210th Ct., Williston, at 10:19 p.m.,
Dec. 4, on a Marion County warrant
for writ of bodily attachment. Purge
$2,160.
il Aldah Lorene Cooper, 65, 7931
N.E. 107th Court, Bronson, at 4:55 p.m.,
Dec. 4, for domestic battery. Released
on own recognizance.
* Duane S. Chartrand, 17, 1,0191
N.E. 74t Place, Bronson, at 9:45 a.m.,
Dec. 3, on a Levy County warrant for
burglary of a dwelling unarmed, 'first
degree arson, larceny - petit theft first
offense, felony criminal mischief. Bond
$65,000.
* Jamie Lee Cannon, 19, 1639
N.W. CR 313, Bell, at 1:30 p.m., Dec.
3, on a Levy County warrant for failure
to appear - damage property criminal
mischief $200 or under. Bond $2,500.
* Ronald William Storey, 54,
10390 N.E. 70th St., Bronson, at 6:35
p.m., Dec. 3, on two counts of domestic
battery. Released on own recognizance.
* David Lee Beech, 2519 N.W.
24"' Terrace, Chiefland, at 4:25 p.m.,
Dec. 1, on a state of Florida warrant for
violation of probation - felony battery.
Released on own recognizance.
* Caleb Medeiros, 18, 19151 S.E.
12th Lane, Morriston, at 8:26 p.m., Dec.
1, for domestic battery. Released on
own recognizance.
* Robert Devye Russell, 27, 17250
N.E. 60t St. #2, Williston, at 5:15 p.m.,
Dec. 1, for possession of a controlled
substance. Bond $5,000.


Chiefland police arrest woman for fraud checks


Chiefland police arrested a woman for fraudulent use of a
check to purchase gift cards at Save-A-Lot.
Rebecca Stone, 46, 2574 N.W. 791h Ave., Chiefland, was
arrested Nov. 27 after the victim reported she was missing
money from her bank account.
Video surveillance and interviews with Save-A-Lot
employers pointed toward Stone indicating that she tried to
use an invalid check to purchase gift cards before retrieving
another check from her purse.
The victim stated $224.25 was missing from her bank
account and the transaction had occurred at the Save-A-Lot. j
Stone was charged with uttering forged bills, checks, drafts
or notes.
A 20-year-old Chiefland man was arrested for leaving the
scene of a crash in the Wal-Mart parking lot.
William Wayne Bodden, 207 N.W. Sixth St., Chiefland,
was followed by the victim, Ashley Kretz, who said Bodden
hit her car and drove away.
Kretz followed Bodden's truck to N.W. 137th Lane when
the driver and three other occupants got out and began cursing
and throwing bottles and cups full of liquid at her car.
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by police at CR 341. The female said Bodden was driving at
the time of the crash but he asked her to drive because he
knew police were coming and he had been drinking.
A search of the vehicle revealed several beers in a cooler in
the back of the truck and an open beer in the front.
Bodden admitted to driving at the time of the crash and
was charged with leaving the scene of a crash.
* James Robert Coarsey, 22, 510 S.E. Second St.,
Trenton, at 9:50 p.m., Dec. 6, for two counts of unlawful
possession of prescription drugs, possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.
* James Kendall Pauley, 19, 6950 N.W. 135th Lane,
Chiefland, at 9:27 p.m., Nov. 30, for possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams.
* Jeremy Clarence Osteen, 27, 52 S.E. 266th St., Cross
City, at 4:15 p.m., Nov. 30, for unlawful possession of
prescription drugs and retail theft less than $300.
M , Toni Colemane Gause, 53, 1014 N.W. 18'h Ave.,
Chiefland, at 1:53 a.m., Dec. 1, for unlawful possession of
prescription drugs, possession of cocaine, and possession of
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Light Up, from Page 1A Fanning Springs, from Page 1A
This year Williston's own Two Tails Ranch is participating again, There will also be plenty of food available for hungry visitors.
and this time Mrs. Claus will be included as well. Since moving from Fanning Springs State Park to Fort Fanning Park three
The parade starts at 6 p.m. and makes its way down the main stretch years ago, she said the festival has expanded and grown better.
of Noble Avenue. Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the way to Heritage "The event has grown tremendously with all the activities," she said, and
Park, where festivities continue when Miss Williston, Junior Miss Fort Fanning Park has a great layout making it easy for the 4,000 to 5,000
Williston and Little Miss Williston flip the switch to illuminate all of people to visit the festival and boat parade throughout the day.
the downtown Christmas lights. Poole said there are many events and activities to keep people occupied.
Light Up Williston is sponsored by the GFWC Williston Junior Santa will be on hand all day at the Toys for Tots booth for photos, and every
Woman's Club, and the club's president Monique Allnutt said there child who comes and visits him will receive a free gift.
will be plenty to entertain young and old alike at Heritage Park: Irish Also for the children will be elephant and pony rides provided by
dancers from the Williston School of Dance will perform two reels; Williston's Two Tails Ranch. The first 100 children of the day will have the
the children's choir from the First United Methodist Church will be chance to ride the animals for free.
singing Christmas carols; students in the Enhanced Learning Program And at 3:30 p.m., the much-anticipated Rubber Duck Race will start.
at Williston Elementary School will be playing recorders for an The Suwannee River Boat Club will sell about 2,000 yellow rubber
audience. ducks at the festival to be released into the river to see which three cross the
And, of course, Santa will be on hand "listening to all the wishes of finish line first, she said. The owner of the first place duck will receive $300.
the good little boys and girls," Allnutt said. He will also be available Second place will win $200, and third place $100.
for photos, so Allnutt reminds everyone to remember to bring a camera The Cruisin' for Grins Car Club will showcase a wide variety of classic
to capture that special moment. , cars from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., all trying to win Best of Show, which will be
Besides spreading holiday cheer at the park, there will also be announced at 3 p.m.
events that result in the spread of holiday cheer for those less fortunate opportunity to win several raffles with prizes
throughout the community. . Visitors will also have the opportunity to win several raffles with prizes
9.5-foot Christmas tree will be raffled off, the proceeds of which such as a hand-carved wooden bench, a guitar, a wooden rocking chair and
will go to community causes, Allnutt said. more.
TheCommunity RedevelopmentAgencywill onceagainbe hosting The lighted boat parade is the biggest draw of the day, Poole said. The
a chili cookoff, which in order to register requires a donation of 10 boat parade will start at 6:30 p.m., and spectators should get to the riverbank
cans of food that will be donated to the local food pantry. early if they want a good spot.
The Junior Woman's Club will also be hosting the first-ever Movie "It's just unbelievable the number of people that come out," she said.
in the Park Family Night in the John Henry Celebration Park at 8:30 Boaters, local and out-of-towners alike, decorate their boats with hundreds
p.m. after Light Up Williston. Cost of entrance is one can of food to of lights and ornaments, and float up and back down the river in front of
watch a holiday movie. Fanning Springs State Park. The winners will be announced after the parade
"We'd love to have everyone go down a couple blocks and watch at the Suwannee Gables Motel.
the movie at the park," Allnutt said. "We're hoping to get a lot of "It's a lot of hard work, but it's a lot of fun and a lot of enjoyment," Poole
canned goods because I know the food pantry is pretty bare." said about the boat parade.
"During the holidays, people get so scattered," Allnutt said. Light She said this festival is a great opportunity to see old friends and make
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Planes, canes

& automobiles

By Rick Burnham
Editor


weeks in November, and then
I traveled back with him to
. . Vermont, where he lives with
my sister. The following are the highlights, and
lowlights, of said trip.
S 0- My father is 85 and has difficulty getting
around. Remembering past adventures with
airport security, I asked him to limit what
- he carried in his pockets. He did so, except
for about $42 in quarters, dimes, nickels and
pennies. And two cigarette lighters. And a
pocketknife.
0- While in Florida, dad dug up the roots
of two crape myrtle trees, carved them both
into walking canes, painted them red, white ,
and blue, and put a shiny varnish on them. His
intent was to keep one for himself and give the
second to my sister. Officials with the Traffic
Security Administration had other ideas. It
seemed dad was not authorized for two canes,
so they confiscated one. Security risk. Or
perhaps the TSA agent took a liking to it. One
of those two.
00 The fittings on dad's overalls kept
setting off the metal detectors. The TSA agents
responded by asking dad if he had metal plates
Sor rods surgically implanted. While hundreds
waited in line, they put dad through the ringers,
certain that he was up to no good. I later told
dad how lucky we are to have the TSA on our
side, and he laughed himself into a coughing
fit.
� A young lady brought a bag the size of
a refrigerator on the plane, and it took two
stewardesses and a lumberjack to get it in the
overhead bin.
- We sat beside another World War II
veteran on the plane, a 92-year-old fellow from
Brooklyn who served as a bomber pilot. He
and dad discussed the war - where they served
and when. Among the tidbits I overheard from
the other guy is that he actually saw Babe Ruth
play at Yankee Stadium.
�- Later, we arrived in New York, and since
it had been more than 10 minutes since dad had
smoked a cigarette, he wanted to go outside
and have one or six. Then, we had to go back
through security, so out came the quarters and
the lighters. Once again, because feeble 85-
year-olds are on the list of those to keep a close
watch on, dad got the royal treatment. Wave the
wand, and put him into the special capsule. The
moron detector in my head was going crazy.
D Dad and I were separated on the second
leg of the trip, and as we neared Vermont, I
asked a stewardess to make sure they had a
wheelchair available at the other end for the
gentleman in seat 4F. "Is that your dad?" she
asked. "I love him. He is so cute."
1. My sister is the only human being in
Vermont who knows how to cook southern
style, and as I wolfed down the turkey, acre
peas and creamed corn on Thanksgiving, I said
a silent word of thanks that she is my sister,
and that she and I are from the south.
1 Needing to get a lot of items from
Vermont to Florida, I drove back instead of
flying, and decided, against my own better
judgment, to take the New Jersey Turnpike.
Right about the middle of that road, I traveled
5 miles in approximately 75 minutes. Then, at
the end, the line to go through the toll booth
was 100 cars long. I will never, ever, take that
turnpike again, as long as I live. If I have to
drive to California to avoid it, I will.
� Washington, DC was awash in holiday
decorations, and I almost decided to drive by
the White House to see Barack and Michelle.
After all, he reads the Levy County Journal
every week. And after all, just about anybody
can get through White House security these
days. But I opted to keep going instead. The
lure of the Sunshine State, and Levy County,
was just too strong to resist.
I arrived home eight days after I left, a
little weary, but happy to be back in the land of
common sense and deep-fried everything. My
basset hound licked my face, my orange cat
rubbed up against my leg, and all seemed right
in the world. There is no place quite like Levy
County.


Reporting on trial meant taking a

step back to watch a human drama unfold


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

W watching the bribery trial of suspended
County Commissioners Sammy Yearty
and Tony Parker last week seemed a
bit surreal to me. I know them both. I
worked around Parker all this year covering Bronson
Motor Speedway. I've known Yearty since I covered
my first Levy County Commission meeting in 1982.
They' are businessmen and family men. They are
Christians.
Both men are' what I would call country politicians.
You rarely see them in a sport coat and tie. They will
walk up and talk to you as though they are nothing
special. Yearty is a rancher. His family goes back to
the early 1800s in Levy County, years before Florida
became Florida. His dad, John Yearty, also a Levy
County commissioner, enjoyed talking to me about
old Levy County at the annual community reunions in
Gulf Hammock.
The elder Yearty passed away many years ago,
but his eldest son, Sammy, swears his father always
bragged on me, even when he was confined to a bed in
his old age. I think John Yearty just liked the fact that I
enjoyed recording the early history of Gulf Hammock
back in the days when the old timers who could
remember back that far were still alive.
As a journalist I have to distance myself from the
people I am covering to a great extent. Politicians
like Yearty and Parker are keenly aware of this fact of
my life. When situations like the federal trial arrive,
they know that I have to be a journalist first and put
aside any personal opinions that I might have about
them. But it is difficult to be cold toward people I have
known for so long.
Yearty and Parker are not criminals. They had
clean criminal records up until now. They are the type.
of people you wouldn't mind having in your home.
You could count on them to be respectful in your.
presence. They are the true picture of southern country
politicians. They are Levy County residents with deep
roots in our community.
During the trial they were free to roam around the
courthouse during recesses. I would often see them
surrounded by their families in the hallways. They
were stoic in the face of these extreme conditions. I
think they were trying to spare their families stress
by looking calm and poised, even though they could
not hide their inner nervousness. Their families would
hug them and pat their backs. Their families chatted
with me. I have known their families for years as well.
Yearty and Parker come from good stock. I felt bad
for the families. I know the extreme helplessness they
must have felt.
As the days wore on, the families would ask
me what I thought. I wanted to give them hope.
When the case goes to the jury, I said, the longer
the deliberations take, the better the odds for the
defendants. A lengthy deliberation often means the
jury is divided or is struggling to understand the legal
complexities of the case. But on the other hand, juries
are impossible to predict.
The jurors in this trial emerged twice with questions
for the judge. When I cover trials, I get impressions of
the jurors as a group by watching their body language


and expressions. In this case, the jurors walked back
into the courtroom stiff and staring at the floor both
times I saw them during deliberations. Jurors can
become angry with one another if they are disagreeing
on the verdict. They are generally strangers who are
thrown together by the court system. My impression
was there might be division on the jury. But there was
no way to tell with any certainty.
The families were growing more nervous with each
passing moment after the jurors asked the questions.
I think the female family members of.Yearty and
Parker were in some way sensing the worst was
about to come. Perhaps it was intuition. I saw it their
expressions. They were no longer talking as much.
They seemed to stare at the front of the courtroom
where the jurors would eventually emerge with their
decision. The group of men around me joined in
spirited discussions of sports, crime, politics, religion,
and just about everything under the sun as we waited
for the moment we all knew was coming. They were
relatives and close friends of Yearty. They were
praying for a miracle.
Yearty and Parker were at the front of the
courtroom with their attorneys. Rod Smith represented
Yearty and Gloria Fletcher represented Parker. The
courtroom began to look and feel more like a funeral
parlor as the waiting continued. At one point, when
it was known the jurors would be returning in a few
minutes, it became completely silent in the courtroom.
I doubted anyone was breathing. It was as though
people had been frozen in place as they were walking
from one point to another. They just stopped.
Some of the key players in the trial, prosecution
and defense attorneys and U.S. Marshals, seemed to
be glued in place. It was a strange moment. I wasn't
the least bit comfortable. There was a gloom in the
air and a sadness that seemed to prevail even though
no one knew with certainty the verdicts would be
guilty. Perhaps everyone sensed what was coming.
When the jury marched into the courtroom they
were stiff and staring at the floor. U.S. District Judge
Stephan Mickle barked an order. There was to be
no outbursts. Three or-four U.S. Marshals arrived
to enforce the peace and perhaps to protect the
prosecution team, just in case something happened.
When the verdict was read, female family
members melted quietly into tears. They whimpered
quietly in an effort to avoid making the judge angry,
but their anguish could be felt.
The careers of two country politicians had ended.
Life would never be the same for them or their
families. I tried to imagine what Parker and Yearty
must be feeling. They were standing with hands
folded in front of them, and their faces red from
stress.
When the courtroom emptied, Yearty and Parker
were free on bond. I saw both of them surrounded by
the same family members who had been at their side
throughout the trial. It was mental picture for me that
won't ever be forgotten. I have an extreme distaste
for watching suffering, especially the suffering of
those I know personally. It was a difficult moment
for everyone present. I conducted my interviews
with attorneys in the time left. I exited the federal
courthouse in a misty rain, pondering what I had just


Dad (left) and his new World War II bud-
dy, in New York.













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All the president's climategate deniers


By Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate

The science is settled, we've been told
for decades by zealous proponents of
manmade global
warming hysteria.
Thanks to an earth-shaking
hacking scandal across the
pond, we now have mountains
of documents from the world's
leading global warming advocacy
center that show the science is
about as settled as a southeast
Asian tsunami. You won't
be surprised by the Obama
administration's response to
Climategate.
With pursed lips and closed
eyes and ears, the White House
is clinging to the old eco-mantra:
The science is settled.
Never mind all the devastating
new information about data
manipulation, intimidation and "
cult-like coverups to "hide the
decline" in global temperatures
over the last half-century, they
say. The science is settled.
Never mind what The Atlantic's Clive Crook, after
wading through the climate science e-mail files of
the U.K.'s Climatic Research Unit at the University
of East Anglia, called the overpowering "stink of
intellectual corruption" -- combined with mafia-like
suppression of dissent, suppression of evidence and
methods, and "plain statistical incompetence" exposed
by the document trove. The science is settled.
Never mind the expedient disappearance of
mounds of raw weather station data that dissenting
scientists were seeking through freedom of
information requests from the Climatic Research Unit.
The science is settled.
In March, President Obama made a grandiose show
of putting "science" above "politics" when lifting the
ban on.government-funded human embryonic,stem
cell research. "Promoting science isn't just about
providing resources -- it's about protecting free and
open inquiry," he said during the signing ceremony.


"It's about letting scientists like those who are
here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or
coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when
it's inconvenient -- especially when it's inconvenient.
It is about ensuring that scientific data is never
distorted or concealed to serve
a political agenda -- and that we
make scientific decisions based on
facts, not ideology."
Yet, the pro-sound science
president has surrounded himself
with radical Climategate deniers
. who have spent their entire
professional careers "settling"
manmade global warming disaster
science through fear mongering,
intimidation and ridicule of
opponents.
, - Science czar John Holdren,
who will testify on Capitol
Hill this week at a hearing
on Climategate, infamously
hyped weather catastrophes and
demographic disasters in the
1970s with his population control
. ' freak pals Paul and Anne Ehrlich.
He made a public bet against free-
market economist Julian Simon,
predicting dire shortages of five natural resources as
a result of feared overconsumption. He lost on all
counts. No matter.
Holdren's failure didn't stop him from writing
forcefully about mass sterilization and forced abortion
"solutions" to a fizzling, sizzling, overpopulated
planet. And it didn't stop him from earning a living
making more dire predictions.
In 1986, Ehrlich credited Holdren with forecasting
that "carbon-dioxide climate-induced famines could
kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020."
He went on to Harvard and the White House. On the
"Late Show with David Letterman" earlier this year,
Holdren fretted that his son "might not see snow!"
Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist and Canadian
climatologist Dr. Tim Ball notes that Holdren turned
up in the Climategate files belittling the work of
astrophysicists Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon at
the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in
the Solar, Stellar and Planetary Sciences Division.


Holdren put "Harvard" in sneer quotes when mocking.
a research paper Baliunas and Soon published in 2003
showing that "the 20th century is probably not the
warmest nor a uniquely extreme climatic period of the
last millennium." First, deny. Next, deride.
-- Energy Secretary Steven Chu picked derision as
his weapon earlier this year when peddling the Obama
administration's greenhouse-gas emission policy. "The
American public ... just like your teenage kids, aren't
acting in a way that they should act," The Wall Street
Journal quoted Chu. He dismissed dissent by asserting
that "there's very little debate" about the impact of
"green energy" policy on the economy.
There's "very little debate," of course, because
dissenters get crushed.
-- The Obama team's chief eco-dissent crusher
is climate czar Carol Browner. She oversaw the
destruction of Environmental Protection Agency
computer files in brazen violation of a federal judge's .
order during the Clinton years requiring the agency to
preserve its records.
Over the past year, the EPA has stifled the dissent
of Alan Carlin, a senior research analyst at the agency
who questioned the administration's reliance on
outdated research on the health effects of greenhouse
gases. Recently, they sought to yank a YouTube
video created by EPA lawyers Allan Zabel and Laurie
Williams that is critical of cap-and-trade. Browner
reportedly threatened auto execs in July by telling
them to "put nothing in writing ... ever" about their
negotiations with her.
And she is now leading the "science is settled"
stonewalling in the wake of Climategate. "I'm sticking'
with the 2,500 scientists," she said. "These people
have been studying this issue for a very long time and
agree this problem is real." Book-cookers are good at
making it seem so.
In any case, last year, more than 31,000 scientists -
- including 9,021 Ph.D.s -- signed a petition sponsored .
by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
rejecting claims of human-caused global warming.
" But hey, who's counting? The science is settled.
Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of
Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats,
Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2009). Her e-mail
address is malkinblog@gmail.com.
COPYRIGHT 2009 CREATORS.COM


Random thoughts


By Thomas Sowell
Creators Syndicate

R andom thoughts on the
passing scene:
Sometimes we seem
ike people on a pleasure
boat drifting down the Niagara river,
unaware that there are waterfalls up
ahead. I don't know what people think
is going to happen when a nation
that already sponsors international
terrorism has nuclear bombs to give to
terrorists around the world.
Since this is an era when many
people are concerned about "fairness"
and "social justice," what is your
"fair share" of what someone else has
worked for?
Here is a math problem for you:
Assume that the legislation establishing
government control of medical care
is passed and that it "brings, down the
cost of medical care." You pay $500 a !
year less for your medical care, but the
new costs put on employers is passed
on to consumers, so that you pay $300
a year more for groceries and $200 a
year more for gasoline, while the new
mandates put on insurance Companies
raise your premiums by $300 a year,
how much money have you saved?
I seldom read fiction-- and I tend to
regard autobiographies as fiction.
In response to news of President
Obama receiving the Nobel Prize for
peace, an e-mail from a reader recalled


a black classmate's comments upon
graduating from high school many
years ago. When asked to list the
advantages and disadvantages of being
black, the black student facetiously
listed as an advantage "being praised
for infinitesimal accomplishments."
Many colleges claim that they
develop "leaders." All too often, that
means turning out graduates who
cannot feel fulfilled unless they are
telling other people what to do. There
are already too many people like that,
and they are a menace to everyone
else's freedom.
Some people are so busy being
clever that they don't have time enough
to be wise.
No one likes to admit having been
played for a fool. So it will probably
take a mushroom cloud over some
American city before some Obama
supporters wake up. Even so, the true
believers among the survivors will
probably say that this was all George
Bush's fault.
Stepping beyond your competence
can be like stepping off a cliff. Too
many people with brilliance and talent
within some field do not realize how
ignorant-- or, worse yet, misinformed--
they are when talking like philosopher-
kings about other things. .
' There has probably never before
been as drastic a decline in the quality
of vice presidents as there has been
when Dick Cheney was replaced by
g - = -_ -_ "-^ ^


Joe Biden. Yet the '.
New York Times is
lionizing Biden as
a wise counselor to .
President Obama.
When you support ,
the liberal agenda,
that makes you
brilliant ex-officio in
the media, whether
or not you are vice ? rI
president-- and .
whether or not you
have even common
sense.
Government
pressures on
mortgage lenders to
accept less than t'he full amount they
are owed may win votes for politicians,
since there are far more borrowers than
lenders. But how much future lending
can be expected when the lenders know
that politicians are ready to intervene at
any time to prevent them from getting
their money back?
Some people think that the Obama
administration is going to get rid of
Secretary of the Treasury Timothy
Geithner, making him the scapegoat for
its economics failures. This would be
consistent with the President's acting
as if the people under him are not
carrying out his policies. But if they
get rid of Geithner too early, that will
not help if things still do not get better
after he is gone and before the 2010


elections.
People who are
urging us to do things.
to win the approval of.
other countries seem -
to put an excessive
value on other
country's approval, .
as distinguished from..
their respect that
we can lose by such "
bowing to "world
opinion." Do the
world champion New
.. . York Yankees try
to curry favor with
teams that are also-
rans?
Can you name the only .400 hitter
who never won a batting title during
his whole career? Or a pitcher who
stole home? If you are one of the first
ten to answer either of these questions,
you will receive a free copy of my
most recent book, "The Housing Boom
and Bust."
To find out more about Thomas
Sowell and read features by other
Creators Syndicate columnists
and cartoonists, visit the Creators
Syndicate web page at www.creators. -
com. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow
at the Hoover Institution, Stanford.
University, Stanford, CA 94305. His
Web site is www. tsowell.com.
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10% discount for senior
citizens. 352-949-9330.
12/9ApJf12/10

CARLISLE FENCE EN-
TERPRISES - 18 years
experience. Best Prices for
top quality fences - guar-
anteed. 352-284-7081
12/16ApJf12/17
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NOW OPEN - THE SKINNY
WALLET: Antiques, furni-
ture, appliances, and MORE.
Midway between Bronson
& Williston on Hwy 27A.
Call me at 352-577-4193.
12/16ApJf12/17

HUNTER'STREESERVICE:
FREE ESTIMATES. Trim,
top, remove, bucket truck,
wood chipper, stump grind-
ing, mulch $10/yd, insured.
352-219-2408 2/17ApJf2/18

CHEAPER STORAGE
. 10x10 ONLY $59/mo
AI Climate Controlled-,


G Services
Many sizes to choose from
352-528-0778
Willistonstorage.com
507 SE 6th St
1/13AbJfl/14

CUSTOM DECKS, PORCH-
ES, ROOF REPAIR, Vinyl
Siding, Soffit, some remodel-
ing, also Outdoor Furniture,
swings, rocking chairs, picnic
tables. Rocking Horses. Call
John L. Colson at 352-949-
0335. 12/23ApJf12/24

ENGEL'S SMALL ENGINE
REPAIR - We service,
sharpen, and repair. In-
home repair available. Doing
business for 30 years. Call
352-493-9361 or 490-1591.
1/6AfJfl/7

WE WILL HAUL AWAY
- Junk, scrap iron, alumi-
num, small and large items.
Please call -'352-327-1555.
12/9ApJfl2/10

ELECTRICIAN SERVICES
- 15 years experience; li-
censed & insured. New Con-
struction, Remodel, Service
work. Mobile home hookup,
residential and commer-
cial. Call 352-538-5435.
1/6AfJf1/7

AFFORDABLE HAIR SA-
LON - Hitchcock's Plaza
in Old Town. Haircuts, $10;
shampoo & set, $10. Walk-
ins welcome. Stylists- Paula
& Samantha. 352-542-2700
12/30ApJf12/31
@ Volunteer
Opportunities
FLORIDA'S LONG-TERM
CARE OMBUDSMAN PRO-'
GRAM needs volunteers to
join its corps of dedicated
advocates who protect the
rights of elders residing in
nursing homes, assisted liv-
ing facilities and adult family'
care homes. The program is
comprised of 17 local 'coun-
cils throughout the state,
and each council is seeking
additional volunteers to iden-
tify, investigate and resolve
residents' concerns. All inter-
ested individuals who care
about protecting the health,
safety, welfare and rights of
long-term care facility resi-
dents who often have no one
else to advocate for them are
encouraged to call toll-free
(888) 831-0404 or visit the
program's web site at http://
ombudsman.myflorida.com.
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Help Wanted
Full& Part Time
NEED EXTRA CASH FOR
CHRISTMAS OR TO PAY
BILLS? Sell Avon. $10 to
start. Earn 40% on first four
orders. START TODAY! Call
Pam at 352-538-1845 tf-
nApJf

CAPPELLI SALON NOW
OPEN - adjacent to Bejew-
eled. Stylist position avail-
able. Call for interview at
352-493-0074. 2/9ApJf12/10

NEWSPAPER/ADVERTIS-
ING ASST. GRAPHIC DE-
SIGNER WANTED,
Primary duties include de-
signing ads -as well as some
newspaper pages- for the
Levy County Journal and Tri-
County Advertiser. We are
looking for someone who is
proficient with InDesign and
Photoshop, and understands
how to prepare files and pho-
tos for print. Professionalism
and personal responsibility
are a must. Good teamwork
skills with a can-do attitude
are essential. Web skills
and a sense of news hier-
archy are welcomed. Full-
time position with benefits.
Candidates should send re-
sume and color letter with


E Help Wanted
Full & Part Time
recent work to Linda Coo-
per, Levy County Journal,
P.O. Box 2990, Chiefland,
FL 32644-2990 or email to
Icooper@levyjournal.com.
No phone calls, please.

FULL TIME LOCAL CDL
CLASS B DRIVER. Clean
driving record and refer-
ences required. Download
application at www.emrick-
hauling.com and fax to 352-
529-0101. 12/30ApJf12/31

(3 Rentals

RESERVE FOR ,2010 -
SMOKEY MOUNTAIN VA-
CATION RENTAL: two se-
cluded cabins, nestled in the
mountains of North Caro-
lina. $60/night, $350 weekly;
$80/night, $500 weekly Visit
www.thecabininthewoods.
com, 352-493-7092, 828-
735-1930 tfnApJftfn
-*%Apartments For
Rent
OAKWOOD APARTMENTS
located in Bronson. 2bed/
2bath with utility room now
available. Call Karen at 352-
538-3141 for more informa-
tion. 12/30ApJf12/31.

G3 Home For Rent

CLEAN 2 BEDROOM/2
BATH ON 1 ACRE: Bronson
area. $575 plus deposit. NO
SMOKING OR PETS. 352-
472-4977. 12/16ApJfl2/17
3BED/2BATH IN JONES-
VILLE, next to Gainesville
with fenced yard, CHA,
BIG house. $900 secu-
rity, $900 first month. 352-
472-3677, leave message.
12/9ApJf12/10
SMobile Home
For Rent
2/2 MH W/CHA IN GATED
WOODLANDS 12 miles out-
side of Cedar Key, 2 miles
off Hwy 345. $800/month,
$800 deposit. Call 352-
493-7809 or 352-221-0866.
12/16ApJf12/17

BIG MOBILE HOME, 3BED/
2BATH in Jonesville, next to
Gainesville with fenced yard,
CHA. $850 security, $850 first
month. 352-472-3677, leave
message. 12/9ApJf12/10

e0 Real Estate

NURSERY/PRODUCE
STAND OR OTHER BUSI-
NESS: 2 � acres on busy
highway, Alt. 27. Remodeled
home on two beautiful lots.
$99,000 OBO 352-215-8381
12/23ApJf12/24

) Homes For Sale

3/2 BRICK ON 2 1/ ACRES
- w/enclosed cookhouse.
Large kitchen w/dinette, new
HVAC, roof, hot water heater
and carpet. Central vacuum,
lots of closets, attached
garage. Located in North
Florida. $140,000. Call 386-
938-1250 or 386-249-0122
1/13ApJfl/14
'Mobile Homes
For Sale
3/2 28X48 MH ON 10
ACRES: Nicely treed, com-
pletely fenced/cross-fenced.
Eight dogpens, well-main-
tained, 2-year-old metal roof.
Completely furnished/ap-
pliances. Motivated seller.
(321) 723-7380, (321) 258-
2504. 12/9ApJf12/10

VERY NICE 2BD/2BATH
SW MOBILE HOME AND
LOT: Large front and
back porch. Minutes from
Chiefland and Suwannee
River. Owner financing avail-
able. $55,000. Call 352-949-
506. 12/31ApJf1/1


@ Mobile Homes Wanted to Buy
�1 ES 8 � Wanted to Buv
For Sale
TRI-LEVEL MH W/LARGE ABSOLUTE BEST CASH
MASTER BEDROOM, 3 VALUE PAID FOR COINS:
small bedrooms, 2 � baths; Private collector seeking
remodeled throughout. .U.S. coins and currency,
$45,000.00, 6 miles west older varieties, copper, sil-
of Williston. Call 352-528- ver, nickel and gold. For per-
5498 or 352-239-7784. sonal collection; I pay more
12/23ApJrl2/24 than dealers and pawn. Will
..-------..... drive to you. (352) 949-1450
ACRE-PLUS WIDW IN LA- tfnApJftfn
FAYETTE COUNTY ON ---
LAKE:Doublecarport,2stor- JUNK CARS BOUGHT:
age buildings. 352-463-7011 $100 - $150. Call 352-453-
or 386-590-2354 or 386-590- 7159 tfnApJftfn
2353. 12/23ApJf12/24 ----------
NEED LAND? GIVE US I BUY GOLD! Any Con-
dition! 25507 US 19, Old
A CALL. Prices starting at Town, Fla. tfnApJftfn
$1,000.00 for land/home ..........
packages. Call for areas
and details. 352-490-7420. $$$ NEED CASH? Turn
12/9AfJfl2/10 your gold and silver into
cash. Top dollar paid! 352-
. 577-4414 or 352-577-4193.
FREE- FREE- FREE: Well Any hours, will travel to you.
- Power - Septic Pack- 12/16ApJf12/17
age with purchase of 3bed/ --------
2bath home. Payments at WANT TO BUY BICYCLES:
$357/mo. No gimmicks. Looking for larger adult size
Call for info. 352-490-7422 24"+ bikes. Any operating
12/9AfJfl2/10 condition. Call Marc 352-
........... 538-5551 or email photos to
FUNDING NOW AVAIL- theTechGuy@embarqmail.
ABLE through aided pro- com 12/9ApJf12/10
gram for eager hard-working
families with incomes be- 500 For Sale
tween $12K - $49K per year.
Funds are limited so hurry! DIXIE MONUMENTS- Serv-
Call for details at 352-490- ing North Central Fl for over
7422 12/9AfJfl2/10 a decade. Featuring beauti-
ful bronze, marble & granite
SINGLE-PARENT . PRO- monuments in many colors &
GRAM provided for incomes styles. Choose from 100's of
of $850-$2500 per month. designs or let us custom de-
Funding limited. Call for sign any idea you may have!
details at 352-490-7420 We have the latest technol-
12/9AfJfl2/10 ogy in laser etchings & can
also inscribe final dates &
lettering at the cemetery. Lo-
RENTORS WANTED to cated at 1471 NE 512 Ave.
participate in new govern- (behind McCrab church)
ment program. Hurry, time is Hwy 349- 7 miles N of Old
running out. 352-490-7422 Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4
12/9AfJfl2/10 & Sat. 8-12 or call for after
--..--- hour's appt Toll Free 1-877-
1998 16X80 LOADED ' 542-3432 8/20/10
WITH OPTIONS & FURNI- -----
TURE: Graduating, must NEW MOWER & CHAIN
sell, $19,995.00 or take over SAW PARTS: Stihl, Husqvar-
paytnents $250.00/mo. Call na, Ayp,Ayp, Murray, Sears, MTD,
Agent for details. 352-490- Briggs, Kohler, Robin, and
7422. 12/9AfJf12/10 Honda. Blades for most mow-
ers. Beauchamp Saw Shop.
---------.......... 352-493-4904 4/2/10p
FUNDING NOW AVAIL-
ABLE THROUGH AIDED LUMBER FOR SALE- Pine,
PROGRAM for eager hard- ch-
working families with in-cherry and cypress. Call
comes between $12K - $89K Sammy at (352) 949-3222.
per year. Funds are limited ptfn
so hurry. Call for details 352-....
490-7420 12/9AfJf12/10 WORM CASTINGS COM-
POST W/EARTHWORMS:
-------- $5/301bs, excellent organic
SINGLE PARENT PRO- fertilizer for all plants. 352-
'GRAM provided for incomes 486-6912 or 727-709-3398
of at least $1,000.00 per tfnApJf
month. Funding limited. Call
for details. 352-490-7422 BARRELS FOR SALE:
12/9AfJf12/10 BARRELS FOR SALE:
Metal burn barrels, $10;
-----------........... plastic barrels, $10; 250-gal
RENTORS WANTED TO water totes, $100. 5-gallon
PARTICIPATE in new gov- buckets. 352-486-5860. tf-
ernment program. Hurry, nApJftfn
time is running out. Call 352- ..........
490-7420 12/9AfJfl2/10 FIREWOOD - dry, sea-
-....----.. soned hardwood. � cord
28'X.44'3BED/2BATHdou- $60; 1 cord $120; FREE
blewide, must sell for cash DELIVERY, STACKING,
or take over payments. Call KINDLING. Guaranteed
Agent for details. 352-490- quality and quantity. 352-
7420. 12/9AfJf 12/10445-2854 or 352-465-8064.
12/9ApJfl12/10

SVacant Lots For GE REFRIGERATOR - side-
Sale by-side doors, 24 cu. ft., very
clean, works well, asking
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS $150.00 call 352-494-8280.
UNIT 7: 5 acres $55,000 12/9AefJ12/10
OBO; 7 � acres $70,000 ...........
OBO; 1 � acre $14,000 GREAT CHRISTMAS
OBO; � acres lots $9,000 GIFT! Cherry Dining Room
each. Owner financing - 352- set with leaf and six chairs,
215-8381. 12/16ApJf12/17 $400; or with chandelier- all
------ for $425. 352-226-7413.
1- & 2-ACRE LOTS: Owner 12/9ApJf12/10
finance, easy terms, low
down payment. Bronson/Wil- ~515 Yard Sales
liston areas. 352-472-4977.
12/20ApJfl2/31 2 DAY YARD SALE, DEC
S .. 11&12 - 8AM-2PM. We are
- " .- .... closing out a thrift store ev-
* . erything rr~fist go! Furniture,


Call Today to place your classified ads in the '
Levy County Journal and the Tri-County Advertiser
352-486-2312 or 352-490-4462

Deadline for the Journal: Friday, noon
Deadline for the Advertiser: Friday, noon

20 words or less for $6.00
and $.10 for each word after 20


@ Yard Sales
household items, lamps,
toys, clothes. Many vendors
to choose from. Spaces
available. Auction Planet
formerly S. Auction Mktg.
15991 NE Hwy 27 Alt, Wil-
liston, FL 352-528-2950
12/9AbJf12/10

OPEN BID LIEN SALE:
Sat. December 12, 2009 at
10 a.m. sharp at Bronson
Self Storage, 839 E. Hath-
away, Bronson, Fla, 352-
486-2121.. 12/9AbJfl2/10

INDOOR-OUTDOOR YARD
SALE: Every Thurs., Fri.,
Sat., for the Dixie County Hu-
mane Society in Old Town, 2
biks north of 19 on 349. Fol-
low signs. 12/16ApJfl2/17

G4Livestock

BARBADOS SHEEP &
BANTAM CHICKENS: For
sale, all or part. Can see on
Saturday. 941-416-0985.
12/30ApJf12/31

G Farm Products
HAY FOR, SALE: Large
rolls, highly fertilized, net-
wrapped, weed free! Coastal
Bermuda-$45; Pensacola
Bahia-$35. Call (352) 949-
0222. tfnAbJf
----------
ROUND ROLLS OF HAY:
Net-wrapped, 352-463-
2051 or 352-221-1122
12/9ApJfl12/10

(a Automobiles
2009 CHEVY IMPALA -
Nice! $18,995. Call for info
at 493-4263. tfnAfJf *

'07 CHEVY EXPRESS VAN
- 15 passenger capac-
ity. $21,995 OBO. Call 493-
4263. tfnAfJf

'07 CHEVY COBALT - GM
certified. $11,995. Call 352-
493-4263 tfnAfJftfn

'08 CHEVY TAHOE - Leath-
er. GM certified. $30,995.
Call 352-493-4263 .tfnAfJft-
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1988 FORD 1-TON DIE-
SEL F250 flatbed, $2,000;
with dump cylinders,
$2,500. Call .352-493-4896.
12/16ApJf12/17

2005 CHEVROLET SIL-
VERADO 2500 HD CREW
CAB (White) - 2WD, short
bed, tool box, towing
package, great condition,
76,000 miles $14,500
OBO
2006 F-250 4X4 CREW
CAB(White) - long bed,
tool box, towing package,
excellent condition, low
miles 31,000. $19,500
OBO
1997 BOBCAT 773 w/
bucket - new rear tires
and rims, 2,360 hours,
$8,500 OBO
2007 20-FT UTILITY
TRAILER - 2-ft sides, rear
gate, tool box on front.
$2,500 OBO
Total is $45,000 but
PACKAGE PRICE WITH
DISCOUNT = $41,000.
Call today - (352) 463-
3939.
12/9ApJf 12/10

2007 CHEVY COBALT
- 5-speed, CD player, 44k
miles, excellent condition.
$5700.00 Call 352-486-
2812. 12/9ApJfl12/10


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Fri. 7:30am -.5:00pm
Sat. 8:00am - 7.OOpm


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fit LISFNGI;-3FBR,2bath
block home on approximately
i acre. Large shade trees adorn
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Office: 352.493.2838 * Evenings: 352.493.1380
512 North Main Street, Chiefland, FL 32626



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eludes enclosed porch and large dents. Complete with kitchen, convenient to employment,
screened porch. Outside storage bathroom and open meeting shopping, banking aid more.
buoklings and pole barn. leauti- room. Block building on large Never move yo ur car. Bus stop
fully wooded parcel located i corner lot with nice shade across from driveway. Includes
mile behind the Chiefland Golt trees. Below tax assessment at all apphances and fireplace.
& Country lub. s69,s5oo.o s6)9.9uoo00 s65,ooo.oo
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7.48 acres with planted'pines & sale! SWMI I located on paved road 7.5 acres w/ large bonus room,
hard woods. 27x40 barn, 12x24 with easy access into Gainesville or' fireplace & creek running thru
shed. A must see! $139,000 751390 Ocala. Just $39,000 761747 property too! $195,000 760895
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CALL FOR FREE INTERVIEWS & INFORMATION
Personalized Service . Open All Year


- Personal
Taxes: Prior
Year, Amended,
Extensions (Flat
Rates)


* Business Taxes
(Flat Rates)
* Business
Bookkeeping
(Flat Rates)


Weddings Available
Your Location


* Notary 24/7
(Office/Mobile
Services)
Discounts for
Seniors, Vets &
Handicapped


STEPHENSON SEPTIC TANK SERVICES, INC.
Our flamiif errini the frCounyI& /reaIor er I Fears
* Lanldleariing * P ip Out and * Wells . lectrical
* New Septic 8 DBrain Cerlilicalion * Power Poles * Culverts
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New Homes Metal and
Remodels Shingle Roofs
Framing Pole Barns
Toll Free: 877-542-4904 * Office: 352-493-0029


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* Subdivisions
* Boundary


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Phone (352) 493-0640
Fax (352) 493-7480


1411 N.E. 23rd Ave.
Chiefland, FL 32626


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839 E Hathaway Ave Behind Dollar General
H') 1 '-: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm(352) 486-2121


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Southern Air Systems
Air Conditioning & Heating
I VE SER VICE ALL BRANDS
* Split Systems & Mobile Home Units
* High-Efficiency Air Cleaners & Duct Sealing
* Professionally Installed Equipment
Mike Myers,
nL used & Insured Lic. # RA13067229 Owner
Phone (352) 472-9551 * 463-8868
6422 S.E. 62nd Ct., Trenton, FL 32693

Coastal Paints, LLC
"Service Sets Us Apart"


Benjamin Moore'
Paints
352-493-0098
The Only Tri County Store to Exclusively Specialize in Paint.
Hwy 129 - Chiefland - Next to Chiefland Farm Supply




Thomas F Philman, Certified Operator

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For all your construction needs
Crane Services * Dumpsters
C&D 20-Yard


P.O. Box 367
Newberry, FL 32669


Office: 352-472-7707
Toll Free: 1-866-919-7707


Smiles Change Lives!
Orthodontics for Adults and Children


Dr. Bill Martin
"Braces For Smiling Faces" .
Friendly, Comfortable Atmosphere T ,.
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Quality Health Care For The Entire Family

-CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER

TREXrING ACUTE AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS
SAME DAY ApProlrN'I'NT FOR URGENT CONDITIONS
MINOR S'RGikAL * MINOR TRA'MAI - LACI'RTION R|'AIR
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~ Podiatry Services Available -
Convenient Office Hours:
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memory. But by midday Sat-
urday, the skies began to clear
and the sun began to shine.
Mother Nature, it seems, is just as
big a fan of Christmas as the rest of us.
And she loves a parade.
So, as hundreds lined U.S. 19
through the middle of Chiefland, the an-
nual Christmas Parade kicked off, with
dozens of boats and floats, bands and
vans, bright lights, and kids of all ages.
Santa was there, of course. And the
mayor too.
Earlier in the day, it was all about
the festival, and dozens made their way
to the Chamber of Commerce to take in
the sights and sounds of Christmas.
Kids played, elephants rumbled, and
joyful music permeated the entire area.
Football fans were not left out -- a
big screen television was furnished
so that Gator fans could watch their
beloved team.
That didn't work out.
But it seemed as though everything
else did on this day, a day in which all
of Chiefland came together to celebrate
the season.
Merry Christmas!


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Bundled up to withstand the cold temperatures, a member of the 4H club enjoys her ride through Chiefland.


Young Levy County resident has the waving
part down as the parade makes it way through Despite temperatures that dipped slightly below normal, smiles were the order of the day.
Chiefland. (Photos by Rick Burnham)
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A choir sings a tune during the holiday festival earlier in the day. Santa gets into the holiday spirit during this year's parade.


Maria the elephant, from the Two Tails Ranch in Williston, gives two Joanne Richardson enjoys the parade with her granddaughter,
youngsters a ride during the holiday festival. Mary Richardson.














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Bell beats Chiefland in overtime thriller


Story and photos by Rick Burnham


Editor

Had Monday's high school boys'
basketball game between Chiefland
and Bell simply been a contest between
Eugene Carter and James Thomas, it
would have been wildly entertaining.
But when you throw in the
supporting cast for both sides, you get
an epic battle - one for the ages.
Bell won 78-74 in overtime on the
strength of a 41-point performance
by Thomas, a 6'8" inside force the
Indians had few answers for. Chiefland
countered with 37 from Carter, a
lightning quick point guard that left
Bell scratching its collective head.
Carter struck first, scoring the
first eight points of the game on a
combination of acrobatic shots over
and around Bulldog defenders near.
the basket. He missed on his fifth
shot of the game, but Chiefland's Bo
Beauchamp was there to put the ball
back in. The Indians led 10-0 with 5:11
left in the first quarter..
But Bell responded with a flurry of
shots from several players to get back
in it. Thomas hit two shots from the
inside, and Chris Wilkerson buried a
three-pointer from the left comer. Matt
Stevenson scored a layup on a pass
from John Bailey, and Chiefland's lead
had shrunk to 15-13 with 42 seconds
left in the first.
. Chiefland's' last three shots of
the quarter came on three-pointers.
Jamantye Thompson hit the first,
followed by long-range shots from


Beauchamp and Carter. Chiefland led
21-13 after one.
The two teams traded bursts in the
second. Chiefland extended its lead to
12 when Carter hit a mid-range jumper
and Marquis Greene followed with
back-to-back layups. Bell clawed its
way back with the final five points of
the half - on layups by Thomas and
Stevie Woodby, and a free throw .by
Thomas.
Thomas was essentially unstoppable
in a fast-and-furious third quarter,
scoring 24 of his team's 27 points in
the frame. Most of those came on
close-range shots following passes
from Bulldog teammates. Thomas
gave Bell its first lead of the game, 42-
41, when he picked up a loose ball and
banked it in at the five-minute mark of
the quarter.
But Chiefland proved equal to
the task, and got contributions from
several players to do it. Carter scored
eight in the frame, including back-
to-back layups 'midway through. But
Jacoryon Minniefield pitched in as
well, scoring all of his 11 points in the
third. Minniefield hit a three-pointer
with 40 seconds left, and grabbed a
rebound that bounced off Thomas and
scored at the buzzer. Chiefland led 57-
54 at the end of three quarters.
Both teams led the game at points in
the fourth. Bell took a 61-59 advantage
when Thomas converted a layup with
4:57 left, and Chiefland went up 68-65
on two Carter free throws with 1:35


Chietland's Eugene Carter goes up for a layup. Bell's Matt Stevenson
See Chiefland, Page 3B (25) and Stevie Woodby arrived just a little late to stop him.


Girls' middle school basketball


Chiefland outlasts Williston


Story and photos by Rick Burnham
Editor


Williston's Precious Williams drives past Curtesha
Young during second half action Thursday.


Bronson falls


to Hawthorne

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Bronson's varsity girls basketball team was
defeated 34-14 by Hawthorne last week, but it
Wasn't for lack of effort.
The Bronson girls were the more physical of
the two teams and gave the visiting Lady Hornets
more than they could handle in that phase of the
game.
But the Lady Eagles looked rusty in the
offensive phase of the game in the final three
periods.
Bronson took the lead in the first quarter behind
a pair of 3-point shots from Shay Sherman and
Angela Freeman, but the Lady Hornets quickly
1 6Sea Bronson, P8ge 2B


forge a halft
three-pointer
8-7, Shakeem


The scorebook speaks of a double-digit 9 Chiefland. ]
victory, but anyone who witnessed Thursday's throw to mak
battle between the Williston and Chiefland middle with a long tw
school girls' basketball teams knows better, at the half.
In fact, much of Thursday's game, won 29-18 Jeana Ros
by Chiefland, was nip and tuck. Williston led 12- a layup midv
11 at the end of the third quarter, and the score Johnson tied i
was knotted at 13 midway through More middle school
the fourth quarter. More middle school
And then the Lady Braves, action, Page 3B
led by Brittany Gilliam and Anita
Hughes, put on a furious offensive show, scoring half back into
16 points over the final four minutes - three more A perfect
than they had scored for first 20 minutes of the produced a lay
game. shot after grab
Chiefland's victory spoiled a stellar then made it 1
performance by Williston's Hannah Coleman, in a shot from
who scored 14 points in the loss. Coleman hIi
Chiefland (3-1) got the game off to a good start Hughes conn
by jumping to a 5-1 lead. Hughes buried a 10-foot the Lady Brav
jumper, and Gilliam followed with a layup and Gilliam hit
a free throw. Coleman responded with a three- to make it 23
pointer to make it 5-4 before Curtesha Young free throw ani
converted a layup to end the quarter. Chiefland within 23-18.
led 7-4 after one period. Chiefland
Williston got contributions from other players the game on la
in the second period, and used those scores to a jumper by H


Bronson's nay Snerman plays tignt defense against
Hawthorne's Arriel Fort as Karrie Kelly swipes at the ball.;


ime lead. After another Coleman
got the Lady Red Devils to within
i Johnson hit a layup to make it 11-
Precious Williams converted a free
e it 11-10, and Coleman connected
1o-pointer to put Williston up 12-11

ales gave her team the lead with
vay through the third quarter, and
t moments later with a free throw.
That set up Chiefland's big rally,
and it began when Head Coach
Kim Bartley put several starters
who had sat out much of the second
the game.
pass from Kali Morrell to Gilliam
yup, and Rosales hit another inside
bbing an offensive rebound. Gilliam
9-13 with 2:57 left when she banked
the left side.
Lit a 15-footer to make it 19-15, but
ected on a long two-pointer to put
ves up 21-15.
t a running jumper at the 1:40 mark
3-15, but Coleman connected on a
d a short jumper to get her team to

then scored the final six points of
ayups by Young and Hughes, and on
[ughes at the buzzer.,


Karrie Kelly takes a jump shot
over a Hawthorne defender.


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Sports Wrap


By Rick Burnham
Editor ..

t is hard to imagine ... , ,
I heard on the radio that the Tiger Woods 4 i
soap opera has continued into another week.
Apparently, a middle-aged woman was
taken out of the Woods home early Tuesday on a ,
stretcher, and then delivered to the same hospital
that Woods himself was taken to after he crashed
his SUV Nov. 27. That incident shed light on a A
number of alleged indiscretions the golfer has had
over the years. -
Since that time, a number of women have
reportedly come forward to claim affairs with ".
Woods.
It is hard to imagine how a man who seemingly
had it all - hundreds of millions of dollars, a gorgeous wife, a beautiful home
- would risk everything, but Tiger Woods.apparently has.
I also heard on the radio this morning that people are actually complaining
about University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's use of face paint during
games to list Bible verses. Among those the Heisman Trophy winner has used
is Philippians 4:13 - "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
Who is complaining? Some left-wing moron of course, a guy from Ocala who
wonders aloud how Tebow could actually believe that God takes an active interest
in who wins a football game. They also apparently have a problem with Mr.
Tebow exercising his first amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom
of religion.
I am a Seminole and a die-hard one at that, but it would not disappoint me in


the least to see Mr. Tebow win another Heisman - just because of liberal America
and its upside-down logic. It is hard to imagine a more idiotic group of people
than those who reside on the left.
While I am on the subject of college football, I see where the folks in Jacksonville
have invited Florida State to play in this year's Gator Bowl game - despite the
Seminoles lackluster 6-6 record. This is a great thing, for a number of reasons.
First the obvious - the game will serve as a fitting farewell to Bobby Bowden,
one of college football's all-time greats. And the game will pit Bowden against
his former team - he coached West Virginia for a number of years before taking
over the program in Tallahassee. It will also give the Gator Bowl an opportunity
to make amends for their snub of FSU in 1978. Despite finishing 8-3 that year,
the Noles had expected a bid to attend the Gator Bowl, which chose an Ohio State
team with an inferior record to play Clemson.
That was the game where legendary Buckeye coach Woody Hayes punched a
Clemson player during the game. Hayes was fired the next day - bet he wished it
would have been Florida State playing Clemson as well.
. It is hard to imagine a more appropriate matchup than Florida State and West
Virginia for this year's Gator Bowl.
If you didn't catch it, Monday's high school basketball game between Chiefland
and Bell was one for the ages. Don't know what they are feeding those young'uns
up in Gilchrist County, but the Bulldogs showed up with a decided size advantage
- several players wearing purple jerseys were well over six-feet tall, including
6'8" center James Thomas.
The Indians countered that with quickness, and gave the visitors all they wanted
and more. In fact, Chiefland had a very real chance'to win the thing in regulation,
but the ball just would not drop.
Bell won 78-74 in overtime in one of the better high school sporting events you
will ever see. The players were into it. The coaches were into it. And the fans were
into it. It is hard to imagine a better contest, regardless of location or sport.


Bronson men lose to Hawthorne,


but Eagles may add a third guard


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Bronson's varsity boys' basketball
team went down to defeat 64-24 last
week at the hands of a quick Hawthorne
team, but Eagle Coach Aaron Haldeman
is hopeful he can add a freshman guard
that will change the team's fortunes.
Haldeman has been talking to
freshman junior varsity guard Tavarius
'Howard about moving up to the varsity.
The JV is 4-0 this year and is blowing
out everyone they face. Howard is one
of many hugely talented players on the
team.
Howard would bring something
to the varsity that it currently lacks,
according to Haldeman.
"If we get a ball handler to bring it
up the court and who can see the court
well, we are a different ball team and
we don't lose to Trenton and we beat
Branford by 20 to 30 points," Haldeman
said.
Howard was at first reluctant to
leave the JV team, which has a chance
of going undefeated, but Haldeman said
he and JV Coach Kenny Thomas have
been talking to him and Haldeman said
the last time he talked to him he seemed
ready to move to the varsity.
"You hate to say a player would
make that much difference, but he may
help the team score an additional 20 to
30 points Haldeman said.
The Bronson varsity has two good
guards in Raymie Powers and Zach
Hamilton, but they need a guard who
can get the team down court before
the defense has a chance to set up,
and a guard who get the ball inside to
Bronson's big men, Enrique Wiseman


and Willie Ellison.
Wiseman and Ellison have good size
and speed. They can run the floor with
the guards. Wiseman may be one of the
fastest players on the team. But the team
hasn't had the offense it needs to win
games this year.
Bronson was once a powerhouse
team. The games between Bronson and
Hawthorne were often fierce and highly
competitive. Both teams would use the
run-and-gun offense. The guards on
both teams would meet each other near
center court to pressure and steal the
ball for breakaway baskets.
Haldeman's reference to guards
"seeing the court well" refers to ball
handlers who not only dribble well but
can see the open players everywhere on
the court. They make it easier to break
the press and they can give the big men
a better chance to score by passing well
around the perimeter and feeding the
ball inside.
Howard won't improve. Bronson's
outside shooting, which was spotty
against Hawthorne. The entire team
has to show overall improvement in
passing and shooting if Bronson is to
win games.
"Three weeks into the season and
we're playing worse than we did against
Taylor County in the first tip-off game
of the season," Haldeman said.
Zach Hamilton led the scoring with
7 points followed by Enrique Wiseman
with 6, Raymie Powers 5, Mike Sinclair
2 and Marvin Walker 2.
For Hawthorne - E. Ray had 16, N.
Bryant 15, L. Wilson 12, C. Fernandez
9 and T. Ivey 2.
Scoring by periods for Bronson 2-9-
9-4-24; Hawthorne 15-20-20-07 - 62.


Zach Hamilton drives to the basket and sinks a shot over the out-
stretched arm of Hawthorne's C. Fernandez.


Bronson, from Page 1 B
r m iii'.f. . i-.2 i


The Bronson High School cheerleadip squad keeps gym rocking as
they cheer the Bronson varsity boys' team in the Hawthorne game.


erased the lead with a 3-pointer of their
own.
Bronson has already won more
games this year than last. The Lady
Eagles defeated First Academy 38-28
and Cornerstone Academy 41-29 in
two of the early games. Bronson had
only one win last year. .
First year Coach Greg Hamilton said
none of the returning players scored
except for Freeman.
"The points we got came mostly
from younger players. Eight points
were scored by freshmen," Hamilton
said.
Hamilton liked the defensive
effort. He said the team had the fewest
turnovers of the season.
"I thought tonight was our best
defensive game," he said. "We're going
to keep working hard. We need to keep
working on every area of the game."
Hawthorne was bigger in size than
Bronson, but the Lady Eagles were not
intimidated by the size. If anything,


at times.
Freeman belted one player into the
cushion on the wall in one incident.
She was called for a foul. The Lady
Hornet was driving toward the basket
when she was hit. She wasn't injured,
but she was temporarily shaken up.
Bronson's biggest problem was
scoring. The Lady Eagles had plenty of
shots at the basket inside and outside,
but the shots weren't falling.
The game was reasonably close
through the third quarter when the
score was 23-14 in favor of the Lady
Hornets, but the Lady Eagles didn't
score a point in the fourth quarter.
Sherman, who appeared to be the best
ball handler, was also its top scorer
with 8 points, including two 3-point
shots. Freeman hit one 3-pointer, Sarah
Trimm had 2 points and Karrie Kelly
1 point.
For Hawthorne, Arriel Fort scored
10 points, Jailyn McGruder 7, Eurica
Fort 5, Dominque Jackson 5, Ivey Bush


they may have been a I le too physical 4, Kanisha Whlte 2 and Torneisha
Williams 1.












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Big first half leads Bell past Chiefland ladies


Story and photos by Rick Bumham
Editor

Unsatisfied with his team's first-half
performance ag.inist Bell Monday, Chiefland
Head Coach Adam Boyd had a simple request
for the Lady Indians in the second half. More
hustle. More grit. More determination.
The team responded, outscoring their
. opponents 25-22 over the final 16 minutes of the
game
Unfortunately for Chiefland, the first 16 did
them in.
Olivia Bailey scored 22 points and Reilee
Moore another 10 as Bell won 48-37. The Lady
,'Bulldogs never trailed in the game, leading 7-0
early on and 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.
,.Bailey and Moore heated up substantially in the
second quarter as the visitors stretched their lead
to 26-12 at the intermission.
But the Lady Indians came out of the locker
room on first, scoring the first six points of the
,third quarter to get to within 26-18. Madalyn
'McCray sank a 10-foot shot, and Janessa
,, Barrios followed with a layup. Jasmine Mitchell
then calmly converted two free throws to get her,
team to complete the run.
Unfortunately, Bell responded, scoring the
.next 12 points of the game, including four on
back-to-back layups by Moore, and another four
on two short shots by Bailey.
But Chiefland closed out the quarter on a
positive note, scoring the final six points to make
it 38-24. Charlene Davis sank a three-point shot
and McCray made a layup following a steal at
the other end of the court. Amie Biehl made a
free throw as the quarter came to a close.
Chiefland played with passion in the fourth
quarter, and it began with a three-point play by
Barrios. The spunky guard stole a Bell pass and
,dribbled the length of the court for a layup and
7 was fouled. The successful free throw made it
:38-27.
Davis converted two free throws moments
later, and McCray added another to make it


40-30. Halie Hammond later made a 10-foot
jumper, and McCray followed that up with
a shot'under the basket as Bell led 46-34.
Chiefland scored the final three points of the
game on a Barrios free throw and a layup by
-Biehl.
Afterward, Boyd' said the message at
halftime was simple. Play with some emotion.
"That is what we asked of them - more
hustle," he said. "They really came out and
gave us that in the second half."
Turnovers cost the Lady Indians dearly in
the first half. That.is a direct result of not having
an experienced ball-handler on the roster, Boyd
said.
"We are working hard to develop one," he
said.
McCray finished with nine points, while
Barrios had eight and Davis seven. C.J. Jack
scored five, Biehl three, and Mitchem and
Hammond two apiece.
Earlier, the Bell ladies' junior varsity led
Chiefland by double digits in the first half and
then had to fight for their lives, winning 30-27
behind 14 points from Victoria Waldron.
The Lady Bulldogs went up 15-4 on a shot
by Anna Wilhoit with 5:27 left in the first half,
but Chiefland took over from there, scoring
10 of the next 13 points to get to 18-14 at the
half. Kierra Jenkins scored six of those points,
including two on a 10-foot shot with a minute
left in the half to make it 18-10. Aaliyah Hodge
hit a shot in the paint and Lashae Blaisdell
converted a 12-footer to close out the half.
Bell scored the first three points of the
second half to extend the advantage to 21-14,
but Chiefland scored the next 11 to take a 25-
21 lead. Blaisdell was the big gun for the Lady
Indians, hitting a three-pointer at the 5:40 mark
of the third quarter, and converting a steal into
a layup to make it 25-21 Chiefland.
But Waldron got hot, scoring the next five to
give Bell a 26-25 lead. She sealed the win with
a baseline jumper with 20 seconds left to make
it 30-27 Bell.


Chiefland's Jasmine Mitchem prepares to shoot as
Bell's Preslee Sanders moves in.


Chiefland, from Page 1 B


Chiefland's M
for a layup ir
Bell.


CMS


ari Gr go Bell's James Oslagen presses Chiefl
the first half against er during junior varsity action, won b
nthe first half against


remaining.
Steward Greyson's three-pointer with a
minute left tied the game at 68. Chiefland went
up 70-68 on a 15-footer by Carter, but Bell
tied the game again with a layup by Thomas
at the 42-second mark.
Chiefland had a chance to take a lead
with 5.2 seconds remaining, but a free throw
S' , attempt by Carter would not fall.
Bell never trailed in the extra period, taking
a 74-70 lead on two Thomas layups. Chiefland
got a late jumper from Carter at the 19-second
mark, but Greyson followed with a layup to
put the game out of reach.
Earlier, the Chiefland junior varsity boys'
team trounced Bell 50-24 behind a balanced
scoring attack.
Eight different players scored points in the
game for the Indians, led by Jeremy Fisher
with 13 and Robert Haire with 12. Quinton
Henry had seven, while Raheem Brown had
six.
Haire scored six of his points in the first
and's Jeremy Fish- quarter as Chiefland built a 13-5 lead. The
>y Chiefland, 50-24. Indians increased the advantage to 22-9 at the
half, and 35-15 at the end of the third quarter.


Braves heat up, rout Williston 62-12


-Story and photos by Rick Bumham
Editor


With a tenacious defense, the Chiefland
Middle School boys' basketball team has the
ability to explode for a lot of fast-break points
'off of turnovers.
. Thursday against Williston, the explosion
,had a delayed fuse, but it was a big one.
The Braves turned a close game into a
rout against the Red Devils, producing a 17-4
second-quarter run that paved the way to a 62-
12 victory.
Chiefland led by four after the first quarter,
courtesy of a long-distance shot by Kyle Weeks
with 30 seconds left, putting the Braves up 11-
-7. Weeks scored six and Shaquille Patterson
five in the frame, while Williston got five from
'Alex Porter and two from Stephen Cochlin.
The second quarter was a different matter.
The Braves scored the first seven points of the
,quarter, including two on a layup by Deshawn
Roland after a steal by Weeks. Patterson and
Josh Smith each added layups as Chiefland
.built an 18-7 lead.
Williston got a basket from DeMarkis
Robinson, but Chiefland countered with
,another quick seven - on a couple of shots by
*Patterson and buckets by Weeks, Roland and
'Smith. Chiefland led 24-9 with 1:31 left in the
'half.


Williston got a free throw and layup from
Cochlin, but Chiefland responded with another
three-pointer from Weeks with three seconds
left to make it 28-12 at the half.
As it turned out, Cochlin's points at the end
of the first half were his team's final baskets
of the game. The Braves (4-0) turned up the
defense the rest of the way, limiting a cast of
reserves to a handful of shots while scoring
seemingly at will at the other end of the court.
Weeks scored 11 of his game-high 21 points
in the second half. Patterson got four of his 10
points after the intermission, while Khai-Sun
Sims scored four of his six points in the second
half. Roland and Smith also finished with six
points for the Braves, while Gerald Donald had
four, Jon Ward three, and Melvin Adams and
Tyrigne Allen two apiece.
Cochlin and Porter had five apiece for
Williston, while Robinson had two.
Afterward, Chiefland Head Coach Andy
Kidd said the key to his team's success in
the game, and so far in the young season, is
defense.
"Our press worked really well and we got a
lot of steals," he said. "I would say that most of
our points came off layups off of the steals. We
play a real aggressive zone defense, and that
was the key to the game."


Chiefland's Shaquille Patterson gets past Demarkis
Robinson and Malik Hall on the way to the basket. Pat-
terson scored 10 points in the game.














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Lane Cannon, 14, killed this six-
point buck last week while hunting
on private land in Gulf Hammock
with his Papa Clevy Watkins. This
was Lane's first deer this year and
the biggest he's ever killed.


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with he
was 4.


Monday's receipts at Arcadia (752), Lake City (434),
Ocala (574), Okeechobee (731) and Wauchula (684)
totaled 3,175 compared to 3,630 last week, and 3,593
a year ago. Compared to one week ago, slaughter
cows and bulls steady, feeder steers unevenly steady,
heifers steady to 2.00 higher, replacement cows 1.00
to 2.00 higher.Slaughter cows 11 percent, bulls 2
percent,'feeder steers over 600 lbs 1 percent, under
600 lbs 40 percent, feeder heifers over 600 lbs 0
percent, under 600 lbs 43 percent, replacement cows
3 percent.
Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
880-1175 1043 37.00-46.50 40.31
1130-1180 1163 27.00-35.00 32.41 LD
1200-1570 1345 37.00-46.50 41.62
1415-1465 1440 47.00-49.50 48.23 HD


Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
750-825 782 20.00-29.00
765-830 808 29.00-34.00
855-1190 1048 20.00-38.50
865-1115 975 32.00-35.00
1245-1570 1457 36.00-40.00
Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
1275-1465 1377 44.00-53.00
1530-2090 1728 45.00-53.50


Avg Price
22.59
31.86 LD
36
33.48 LD
37.98

Avg Price
47.71
49.63


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price.
200-245 219 133.00-180.00 152.57
250-295 272 121.00-155.00 135.39


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killed his first deer, a doe, in
Markham, 12, killed her iefland on Nov. 27 with his
er on Nov. 28, a four-point. Markham's
as shooting a single-shot Papa's - Joe A. Markham's - 7
as shooting a single-shot
d got him with one shot at mm magnum. The deerwas about
rds. She has been hunting 45 yards away, and when he shot,
r dad and Papa since she the scope hit him in the eye,
leaving a cut.


Florida Cattle Auctions - Daily
Bartow, FL - Tue, Dec. 8, 2009 USDA - FL Dept Ag Market News


305-345
350-395
400-440
450-490
500-535
550-595
605-635


110.00-135.00
100.00-123.00
95.00-110.00
88.00-98.00
84.00-94.00
82.00-87.00
74.00-77.00


Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
235-240 238 80.00-109.00
280-295 290 99.00-120.00
300-345 328 . 80.00-110.00
350-390 368 86.00-104.00
430-445 438 89.00-90.00
520-545 533 74.00-84.00


118.99
111.53
100.76
93.49
88.83
84.52
74.97

Avg Price
94.35
,110.17
98.51
96.38
89.51
79.12


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-240 214 104.00-126.00 115.57
250-295 269 90.00-121.00 108
300-345 329 85.00-115.00 99.37
350-390 369 88.00-110.00 97.73
400-440 421 82.00-100.00 89.68
450-495 476 76.00-91.00 83.43
500-535 507 76.00-84.00 80.89
570-590 580 76.00-80.00 77.97
630-645 635 55.00-76.00 68.89
650-670 660 50.00-70.00 61.52
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
200-245 222 100.00-140.00 118.03
250-295 269 '96.00-112.50 104.37
300-340 318 91.00-101.00 96.37


Joe A. Markham Jr. killed a seven-
point buck on Thanksgiving
morning outside of Chiefland. He
killed the buck with a 300 magnum
from 120 yards away.


350-399 369 80.00-94.00
400-445 424 75.00-86.00
450-490 465 74.00-84.00
500-545 517 70.00-80.00
550-590 563 71.00-77.00
Feeder Heifers Small 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
200-240 228 90.00-115.00
250-295 275 70.00-106.00
300-340 319 70.00-91.00
350-385 364 64.00-78.00
460-465 462 61.00-70.00
505-520 513 65.00-69.00


87.33
81.14
79.29
74.56
73.95

Avg Price
108.6
92.97
82.32
72.69
66.98
66.97


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
215-245 231 88.00-106.00 96.93
250-295 268 84.00-100.00 92.51
305-345 325 70.00-89.00 83.95
350-395 364 66.00-84.00 78.81
400-440 419 69.00-77.00 74.27
450-495 468 68.00-75.00 71.3
505-540 518 65.00-73.00 68.02
565-590 578 65.00-69.00 66.69
655-670 663 65.00-69.00 67.02


Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
900-1045 954 40.00-60.00
1105-1190 1148 40.00-64.00
1210-1290 1255 38.50-40.00


Avg Price
46.75
49.25
39.18


Cow Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
950-1000 982 525.00-575.00 557.18


Levy County Saltwate and Freshwaeurii T1 i'fuid-es,[


Date


High/ Tide Height/ Sunrise/
Low Times Feet Sunset


Cedar Key
Thurs 10 Low 2:34 a.m.
10 High 8:48 a.m.
10 Low 2:29 p.m.
10 High 8:39 p.m.
Fri 11 Low 3:48 a.m.
11 High 10:17 a.m.
11 Low 3:30 p.m.
11 High 9:28 p.m.
Sat 12 Low 4:52 a.m.
12 High 11:31 a.m.
12 Low 4:28 p.m.
12 High 10:15 p.m.
Sun 13 Low 5:46 a.m.
13 High 12:29 p.m.
13 Low 5:21 p.m.
13 High 11:00 p.m.
Mon 14 Low 6:32 a.m.
14 High 1:16 p.m.
14 Low 6:08 p.m.
14 High 11:43 p.m.
Tues 15 Low 7:14 a.m.
15 High 1:57 p.m.
15 Low 6:51 p.m.
Wed 16 High 12:23 a.m.
16 Low 7:52 a.m.
16 High 2:32 p.m.
16 Low 7:31 p.m.
Suwannee River Entrance
Thurs 10 Low 2:52 a.m.
10 High 8:54 a.m..
10 Low 2:47 p.m.
10 High 8:45 p.m.
Fri 11 Low 4:06 a.m.
11 High 10:23 a.m.
11 Low 3:48 p.m.
11 High 9:34 p.m.
Sat 12 Low 5:10 a.m.
12 High 11:37 a.m.
12 Low 4:46 p.m.
12 High 10:21 p.m.
Sun 13 Low 6:04 a.m.


0.5
2.6
1.1
3.3
0.2
2.6
1.4
3.5
-0.2
2.7
1.5
3.6
-0.5
2.8
1.6
3.7
-0.7
2.9
1.6
3.8
-0.7
2.9
1.5
3.8
-0.7
2.9
1.5

0.5
2.3
1
2.9
0.2
2.3
1.3
3.1
-0.2
2.4
1.4
3.2
-0.5


7:15 a.m.
5:35 p.m.


7:16 a.m.
5:35 p.m.


7:17 a.m.
5:35 p.m.


7:17 a.m.
5:36 p.m.


Moon % Moon
Time Visible


Rise 1:39 a.m. 40
Set 1:26 p.m.


Rise 2:40 a.m. 29
Set 2:00 p.m.


Rise 3:40 a.m. *20
Set 2:38 p.m.


Rise 4:41 a.m.
Set 3:19 p.m.


7:18 a.m. Rise 5:41 a.m.
5:36 p.m. Set 4:04 p.m.


7:19 a.m.
5:36 p.m.

7:19 a.m.
5:37 p.m.


Rise 6:38 a.m.
Set 4:55 p.m.

Rise 7:31 a.m.
Set 5:48 p.m.


7:16 a.m. Rise 1:40 a.m.
5:35 p.m. Set 1:26 p.m.


7:17 a.m. Rise 2:40 a.m.
5:35 p.m. Set 2:00 p.m.


7:18 a.m. Rise 3:41 a.m.
5:36 p.m. Set 2:38 p.m.


:18 a.m.


Rise 4:42 a.m.


Date


13
13
13
M6n 14
14
14
14
Tues 15
15
15
Wed 16
16
16
16


High/ Tide Height/
Low Times Feet


High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low


Withlacoochee Rive


Thurs 10
10
10
10
Fri 11
11
11
11
Sat 12
12
12
12
Sun 13
13
13
13
Mon 14
14
14
14'
Tues 15
15
15
Wed 16
16
16
16


Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low
High
Low


12:35 p.m.
5:39 p.m.
11:06 p.m.
6:50 a.m.
1:22 p.m.
6:26 p.m.
11:49 p.m.
7:32 a.m.
2:03 p.m.
7:09 p.m.
12:29 a.m.
8:10 a.m.
2:38 p.m.
7:49 p.m.
r Entrance
3:29 a.m.
8:55 a.m.
3:24 p.m.
8:46 p.m.
4:43 a.m.
10:24 a.m.
4:25 p.m.
9:35 p.m.
5:47 a.m.
11:38 a.m.
5:23 p.m.
10:22 p.m.
6:41 a.m.
12:36 p.m.
6:16 p.m.
11:07 p.m.
7:27 a.m.
1:23 p.m.
7:03 p.m.
11:50 p.m.
8:09 a.m.
2:04 p.m.
7:46 p.m.
12:30 a.m.
8:47 a.m.
2:39 p.m.
826 p.m.


Sunrise/
Sunset


Moon % Moon
Time Visible


5:36 p.m. Set 3:19 p.m.


7:19 a.m.
5:36 p.m.


Rise 5:42 a.m.
Set 4:04 p.m.


7:19 a.m. Rise 6:39 a.m.
5:36 p.m. Set 4:55 p.m.

7:20 a.m. Rise 7:32 a.m.
5:37 p.m. Set 5:48 p.m.


7:14 a.m.
5:34 p.m.


7:15 a.m.
5:34 p.m.


7:15. a.m.
5:35 p.m.


Rise 1:38 a.m.
Set 1:25 p.m.


Rise 2:39 a.m.
Set 1:59 p.m.


Rise 3:39 a.m.
Set 2:37 p.m.


7:16 a.m. Rise 4:40 a.m.
5:35 p.m. Set 3:18 p.m.


7:17 a.m. Rise 5:39 a.m.
5:35 p.m. Set 4:04 p.m.


7:17 a.m. Rise 6:37 a.m.
5:36 p.m. Set 4:54 p.m.

7:18 a.m. Rise 7:30 a.m.
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Community Events


Toys for Tots distribution
Levy County - Dec. 14 at Bronson Ist Baptist Church
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gilchrist County - Dec. 16 at Trenton I' United
Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dixie County - Dec. 18 at Cross City 1t Baptist
Church from 11 a.m.. to 6 p.m.

Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club bingo
Doors open at 6 p.m. every Thursday, with bingo
games beginning at 7 p.m. All proceeds from bingo go
toward college scholarships for local students. Players
are invited to come early to purchase their bingo cards
and enjoy goodies from the "Thursday Kitchen." You'll
also have time to check out what's new in the Thrift
Shop. Held at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman's Club, #
5. 56th St., Yankeetown

Suwannee Valley Players holiday play, Dec. 11-13
Suwannee Valley Players announces the opening for
its upcoming production of Not a Creature Was Stirring
... Not Even a Moose, a comedy written by Pat Cook.
The show will be held be Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and on
Saturday, Dec. 12, there will be a special matinee at 2:30
p.m. with the evening show starting at 8 p.m.; on Sunday
the 13th the show will be at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for Not a
Creature Was Stirring are $8 for students (grades p-k-12)
and seniors (65 and up) and $10 for general admission;
- under 3 admitted free. Bring the whole family to enjoy
this holiday event.

Suwannee River Fair Weigh-in/Tag-in, Dec. 12
Dec.12, - Swine - 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please review
the 2010 fair rules. Exhibitor must be present at weigh
in/tag in.

Touch of Class Trio schedule
The Touch of Class Trio announces their free
Christmas show schedule for December:
Sunday, Dec. 13, Suwannee River Moose
Lodge, Fanning Springs 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
20, Williston Amvets Post 444 6 - 8 p.m.
We will also be entertaining on New Year's Eve at
The Atrium in Gainesville for their '50-'60s Prom Night.
For more information, contact Carol Perkins (352) 528-
0758 E-mail: classycarolpl0@centurylink.net

Haven Hospice Holiday Grief Support Group
Haven Hospice is offering "Coping with the
Holidays," a free support group for adults grieving
the loss of a loved one. Please note that the support
group will held in two locations on the same date and
time: Dec. 15. from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. While the
sessions are free, you must register to attend.
Locations: Haven Hospice, 311 N.E. 9th St.,
Chiefland, and Cross City Rehabilitation and Health
Care Center, 583 N.E. Hwy 351, Cross City.
Contact: Alesha Smithf, MSW, at (352) 493-2333 to
register or for more information.

WRPC Board meeting, Dec. 10
The Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council's
Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for its Annual
Meeting Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the WRPC office
in Ocala.

Judge Joseph Smith retirement party, Dec. 10
Please join us in celebrating 16 V2 years of judicial
service to the citizens of Levy County in honor of
Joseph E. Smith, Levy County Court Judge Eighth
Judicial Circuit of Florida, on Thursday, Dec. 10. There
will be a reception from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. with remarks
at 5:30 p.m.
The party will be held at the Bronson Elementary


School cafeteria, 400 Ishie Ave., Bronson.

WWII Veterans Club meeting, Dec. 10
The December meeting of the WWII veterans will
be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Island
Room at the Cedar Cove Beach and Yacht Club. In lieu
of a gift exchange, we will bring a child's gift for a boy
or girl from 1 to14 years of age to fill a Toys for Tots
box.
John Howell will be taking a group picture of the
veterans present at this meeting. All WWII veterans are
welcome to come join in the camaraderie. If you have
any questions, call Billie Cooper, (352) 493-9368, or
Dot Halvorsen, (352) 542-7697.

Holy Family fish fry, Dec. 11
The Ladies Guild and the Fellowship Ministry of the
Holy Family Catholic Church of Williston is holding a
fish fry at the church on Friday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. Adult
price $7 and child's price $4. Take outs are available.
This fundraiser is to help people in our community with
financial problems. There will also be door prizes.

Christmas Party at Bronson Library, Dec. 12
Be sure to come and see Santa Claus at the Bronson
Library, Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Gift bags
for children under 12, refreshments for all, and be sure
to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. For more
information or directions, call 486-2015.

Suwannee Valley Players auditions, Dec.' 12 and 15
Suwannee Valley Players announce auditions for the
spring musical PHANTOM OF THE OP'RY, a musical
restaging of Gaston Leroux's famous mystery.
No heavy stuff, just fun aplenty as the Phantom in
this country version laughingly makes a star of "too
good to be true" Christine Swansong. The show features
11 musical showstoppers; lots of suspense and action
with the music; "dead" bodies fly across the stage, a
chandelier "drops" on the audience, the mysterious
phantom disappears and reappears.
Auditions will be Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. and Dec.15 at
7 p.m. at the Chief Theatre. Show dates are March 4, 5,
and 6 at 8 p.m. and March 7 at 2:30 p.m. and March 12
and 13,at 8 p.m. and March 14 at 2:30 p.m. For more
information, check out our Web site at svplayers.org or
call the theater at (352) 493-ARTS, leave a message and
your call will be returned.

Yankeetown-Inglis Republican Club Christmas
Party, Dec. 15
The Yankeetown-Inglis Republican Club will be
holding its annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec.
15, at the Lions' Clubhouse on Hwy 40 and 59th Street
starting at 6 p.m. Dinner will be provided by the club
board at 6:30 p.m.
We will have a gift exchange (men bringing a gift
for a man and women bringing a gift for a woman) with
the gift costing between $5 and $10. Entertainment
will be provided by the popular band "Just Us 4." For
reservations, call Edith at (352) 447-2622 or Pat at (352)
447-5874.

Holiday Hayride, Dec. 19
Enjoy a ranger guided hayride through Cedar Key
Scrub State Reserve to learn about this unique natural
area and maybe see some of the wildlife that call it
home. Reservations are required and space is limited.
This event is free. If you require assistance to participate,
please let the park office know. The hayrides will be
held Saturday, Dec. 19, from noon until 2 p.m. They will
depart from the Cedar Key Scrub picnic area on SR'24,
5 miles east of Cedar Key. For more information, call
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One young man, Ty (Short) is a recent vet of
the Iraq war. He takes care of his teenage brother,
Jimmy, as both of their parents died within the past
year. Ty is struggling to keep a rebellious brother in
line and keep working to support them. But there
isn't enough money.
One day talking about famous heists, they
speculate that a famous heist where the robbers
were never caught and the money never recovered
was an inside job. Mike (Dillon), the leader of the
group, proposes a plan to rob $42 million, the next
'job they will be protecting. The bank is threatening
to foreclose on Ty's house and child services is
threatening to take Jimmy away. Jimmy is all Ty has.
He is pushed to the limit and reluctantly agrees to go
along with the heist. But he makes them promise that
no one will get hurt.
But the plan hits a snag and a plot twist turns the
movie around. At this point, the action escalates and
the movie goes into high gear. I don't want to reveal
anything more.
The messages about doing the right thing are very
strong here. This is a very moral movie although
there is much violence and. blood. There is no sex,
but some bad language. The resourcefulness and
intelligence of the military man is impressive.
Armored should be OK for kids 13 and up who will
not be upset by violence and bloodshed.

EVERYBODY'S FINE
(Running time: 95inutes)
Rated: PG-13,
Starring Robert DeNiro, Kate Beckinsale,
Drew Barrymore
Another bad movie advertising job. It appeared
to be funny, however is anything but. This is a quiet
movie about a man who spent his life supporting his
family and gardening who didn't listen much to his
kids. He relied on his wife for that.
He did encourage them and push them toward
success. Now, eight months after his wife has died,
he is expecting all the children to come home for a
weekend visit. He takes great pains to prepare, only
to be disappointed when all of them cancel. So he
decides to find out what's up with them and makes
surprise visits to all of them.
This is a movie about a father and his kids. They
all lie to him about their lives because they feel he
will not accept the truth. They think he has high
expectations of them and they fall short. This is not
a movie for kids. But it is a movie for parents; a real
cautionary tale of how not to treat your kids when
they are young. The movie makes it plain that what
is sown in their youth will affect how they relate to
you as adults.
There is some violence, no sex, some bad
language. Everybody's Fine is an excellent movie,
with a few small laughs and some tears. See it with
your spouse. Then go home, hug your kids and listen
to them.













LIFESTYLE
8B Dec. 10, 2009 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal


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Good Sheperd
f .Luthern
Church

Bible Class 9:15am
Worship Service 1o:3oam
352.-493.4597

4 miles N of Walmart on Hwy ;g
(before Dakota Winery)


PINE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
16665 NW CR'339 . Trenton, FL . 352-463-2151 . www.pgbcfl.com
Sunday School............................................ :15am r. Greg Douglas, Pastor
Morning Worship .... ................... 10:30am nRe Miokey Whitley, Minister of
Evangelism & Youth
Evening Worship..................................... 6:00pm Rev Emanuel Harris, Ministdr
Wed. Night KidMo........................................ 6:45am i of Education & Chidren
Charles Brock, MusicaDirector
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career.....7:00pm Jared Douglas, Collega & Career


Church events
Hardeetown Baptist Church Choir will be
performing a Christmas Cantata "Bethlehem
Morning," a timeless musical for Christmas, Sunday,
Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Refreshments following the performance

The Old Town United Methodist Church and
the Chiefland First United Methodist Church are
combining their talents for a community Christmas
Cantata. The first performance will take place at Old
Town United Methodist Church Saturday, Dec. 19,
at 7 p.m. and the second performance will be at the
Chiefland First United Methodist Church Sunday,
Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. Both performances are free to all.


ElIzey United

Methodist Church

Corner of 336 & Hwy 24

Worship Service......... 11:00am
Sunday School..............9:45am

Pastor Rob Doran


CONCORD
5551 NW CR 336
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-1219
B COME JOIN US!
Sunday School............................ 10a.m.
Worship Service......................... 11 a.m.
Discipleship Training...................6 p.m.
Worship Service..................... 7 p.m.
Wed. Night Prayer Service...........7 p.m.

Pastor Jamie Brock


Bronson Road Church
Located between Nwberry & Bmnson on CR 337
352-486-2898
Sunday School for all ages @ g a.m.
Sunday Worship @ o:i5 a.m. and p.m.
Wednesday activities for- dildn*n, youth &
adults includes pot luck supper @ 6p.m.,
Services @ 63o p.in. - 7:30 p.m.

Pastor Andy Cook


First LBaptist Church

511 N. Young Blvd. (US Alt. 27)
352-493-1481
i, ' tirqlllic 11
www.rbcChiefland.com
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Bible Sludy for all ages 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.


STJOHN THEEVANGEUST
CATHOLIC CHURCH
4050 N.W. Hwy. 27
493-1561 or 493-9723
Saturday Evening 5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am
Religious Education Class
Wed 6:00pm-7:10pm
pre K-12th
Father Joe McDonell

Otter Creek
Baptist Church
Services...
Sunday-
Contemporary 8:45am
Sunday School 10:00am '
Worship 11:00am & 7:00pm
Wednesday -
Worship 6:45pm
Awanas
Dinner 5:30pm
171 SW3rd Street- Otter Creek
352-486-2112


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A Non-Denominational
Faith Community


LEARNING HOUR: 9AM
WORSHIP: 10:14AM


PASTOR: KENT ZIMMERMANN I
CELL 352-949-6501



First Baptist Church

"Serving God & Loving People"


Sunday
Sunday School g:5ani
Ewning Worship 630pon
Ewieein Wos/ilip 6:opft


Tuesday o
Sr Adult Bible Study o .atam


Weaesday
Church Supprr53opm
RA/GA Childen's Progamm 63opm
Full Throttle Youth 6:3opm
Pnryer Hour 6.3opm


Pastor Troy A. Turner
451 S. Court Street - Bronson, FL 32621- 352.486.2282


KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE


The December sun had begun its lazy plunge
toward the western hills by the time my brother Heath
and I parked along the little gravel road that snaked
its way through the vast expanse of government
woods. Gathering up our rifles, we jumped the ditch
and plunged into the deep briar thickets that lined
the forest's edge. They raked
loudly against our camouflage,
announcing our arrival, and ruling
out any slip we may have pulled
on a buck.
Ten grueling minutes later we
had still not broken into open
woods. We stopped for a breather;
our chests heaving, the crisp winter
air stinging our lungs. Heath i,
looked like a Ninja turtle with that '
big climbing stand strapped to his - '
back, and I said as much. Steam , "
was rising from his collar, and fire
shot from the look he gave me.
"Whose idea was it to try this
place? It ain't nothing but a briar But Any
patch," he spat. with
"At least we're going down
hill," I countered.
"Yeah... Well that's great, Nimrod. What does that
say for our trip back?"
I bristled and stomped off through the briars.
"Just follow me," I huffed, "You're the one don't
know where he's going."
As we proceeded, the grade became steeper, and
nearly as thick and ornery as our attitudes. Soon we


found our path blocked by some fallen'timber. As I
paused to consider our path, Heath made a move to
go around, intent on recovering his spot at point.
In desperation, I leaped up on a stump and scoffed,
"What? You a sissy? Scared to climb over?" With
that I inched out warily onto a decaying old branch.
"We'll just tightrope this limb
and then swing down into that
little clearing below." Granted,
it wasn't much of a plan, but you
could say I was already out on a
limb.
I reckon Heath had watched
3 Enough "America's Funniest
:'. ! : 5 Home Videos" to recognize a set
"^ : up for the $10,000 clip when he
saw it, so he shucked out a quick
"double dog dare" on me. I grit
my teeth and inched forward.
"What am I doing?" I thought,
"I'm going to kill myself
Unless..." Suddenly I had an
vay... idea. If I could break off this old
cuy Shef limb, we could use it as a bridge
to cross over. Maybe there was a
chance I could do it with hardly
any aerial acrobatics.
I began hopping up and down on the old limb like a
rabid monkey. The dry wood creaked and popped until
that rare moment came that Heath would've traded his
rifle in for a video camera. The limb snapped clean! It
crashed to the ground just in time to cause another sharp
stick to jut straight upward to await my dismount.


It might be said that I stuck the landing! A perfect
10. In fact, I came within one literal inch of becoming
a human shish kebob! I balanced on that stout
little stick for several excruciatingly long seconds,
suddenly grateful for that little bone running along
my undercarriage that had kept me from becoming
impaled.
The whole experience made my ensuing plop to
the ground and head-over-heels tumble down the ridge
seem like a walk in the park.
"Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! Thank you,
Jesus," I cried the whole way down, over the loud
cackle of Heath's laughter of course.
There was a time in my life I might've cussed
Heath, the limb, the tree, and every other inanimate
object out there in the forest that day. But this time,
in light of Scriptute, I believe I actually did the right
thing for once. (In every thing give thanks: for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1
Thessalonians 5:18 KJV)
Taking a fall here and there is just part of living in
this fallen world. They happen to all of us. The best
we can do it to just get back up and dust ourselves
off with an attitude of gratitude. Why stay down? As,
Christians, we know we have the ultimate victory.
But anyway- Things could always be worse, you'
know. You could be dumb ol' Heath still stuck up'
there in the briars! Hee hee hee... Who's laughing-
now, Ninja boy? See, there's always a reason to give,
thanks.
-Guy Sheffield
You can visit Guy Sheffield at his website www.'
butanyway.org, or email him at sfin4christ@gmail.com.


New officers GFW.C Williston Junior Woman's Club 2010
Officers: (left to right) Scarlett McGowan, Treasurer; Debora Regan,'
Secretary; Jessica Moran, 2nd Vice President; Catrina Sistrunk, 1st"
Vice President; Monique Allnutt, President. (Tammie Vassou)


The GFWC Williston Junior Woman's .
Club's 2010 officers were installed at
the club's Dec. 3 meeting. The 2010
officers are Monique Allnutt, President;
Catrina Sistrunk, lst Vice President;
Jessica Moran, 2nd Vice President;
Debora Regan, Secretary; and Scarlett
McGowan, Treasurer.
Julie Suggs was named 2009
Clubwoman ofthe Year. Julie is Chairman
of the Williston School of Dance. Rita
Inman was named 2009 New Member
of the Year. Rita served as Education
Department Chairman.
This year the Williston Juniors will
focus their volunteer efforts on carrying
out the GFWC Florida Juniors' Special
Project: One Voice for Children. The
goal of One Voice for Children is to be
^ t,


advocates for children in health, safety,,
and education issues.
Outgoing President Jessica
Throokmorton gave a year-in-review'
during the meeting and thanked each.
member for their leadership and all,
the volunteer hours they give to our
community.
The final event of 2009 for the'
Williston Juniors will be their annual
"Wranglers and Rhinestones" Casino
Night on Dec. 31 at Williston Highlands
Golf & Country Club from 7 p.m. until
midnight.
For more information on the GFWC
Williston Junior Woman's Club and
their projects, please visit www.
willistonjuniors.org.


S", Come and Worship at the lite
S counaychurch in town...

9:30 am Sunday School
S . " 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship
6:30pm Sunday Evening Service
A t 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
S I "' f- -Reverend Marno Chacon, Pastor
" . Bronson United Methodist Church
235 Court Street
Tel. 352-486-2281 Bronson Florida


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Dana Johnson holding her rail fence quilt she won.
The Log Cabin Quilters are finally through with the Quilt Show at the Levy
County Quilt Museum. We have had 10 days of being busy and now we will
leave everything up until the first of the year. We then get ready to take things
down to Tampa for the State Fair in February.
The bus has been chartered for the trip to the Fair on Feb. 9. The cost is $23 per
person and that includes the driver. Call (352) 493 2801 for more information.
Dana Johnson of Morriston won the Green Rail Fence quilt and Trish Patten
of Hernando has won the watermelon Log Cabin.
We had lots of food and Ray Franks and his band will be here the first Saturday
of each month until April.
Winnelle Hornmee


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BUSINESS

The Levy County Journal levyjournalonline.com The County Paper, Est. 1923 Dec. 10, 2009 9B

LEGAL NOTICES


(9) LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF POSSESSION
I am in possession of a
'1982 FEIS Mobile Home
VIN# FDGA4FU2512, white
in color. Anyone claim-
(ng ownership write to P.O.
Box 421, Bronson, Florida
32621-0421.
Pub.: Nov. 26, Dec.3,10,17,
2009.
----------
IIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
:LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA-
000731
DIVISION:
DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AS INDENTURE TRUST-
EE ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE AAMES
MORTGAGE INVESTMENT
TRUST 2006-1, MORT-
GAGE BACKED NOTES,
'Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES GRUBBS, et al,.
"Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER
45
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 20, 2009,
and entered in Case No. 38-
2009-CA-000731 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Eighth Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for Levy
County, Florida in which
Deutsche Bank National
trust Company, as Inden-
ture Trustee on behalf of the
holders of the Aames Mort-
gage Investment Trust 2006-
1, Mortgage Backed Notes,
is the Plaintiff and Charles
Grubbs, Cynthia S. Grubbs,
are defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash in/on the BOCC
Meeting Room of the Levy
County Courthouse, 355 S.
Court St., Bronson, Florida
32621, Levy County, Florida
at 11:00 AM on the 21st day
of
December, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment
of Foreclosure:
LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 8,
PEACEFUL ACRES SUB-
. DIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF,.
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 57, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 11732 SOUTH-
EAST 196TH STREET,
DUNNELLON, LEVY, FL
34431
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a.claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated in Levy County, Flor-
ida this 23rd day of Novem-
ber, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Levy County, Florida
By: R. Martinez /s/
. Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any ac-
commodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost
to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Persons
with a disability who need
any accommodation in or-
der to participate should
call Jan Phillips, ADA Co-
ordinator, Alachua County
Courthouse, 201 E. Univer-
sity Ave., Gainesville, FL
32601 at (352)337-6237
within two (2) working days
of receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771;
if you are voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8770.
Pub.: Dec. 3, 10, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT


OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA-
0008.19


GREEN TREE SERVIC-
ING LLC, SUCCESSOR
SERVICE FOR GREEN-
POINT CREDIT, LLC D/B/
A GREENPOINT CREDIT
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BETTY ROBINSON A/K/
A BETTY L. ROBINSON;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BETTY ROBINSON A/K/A
BETTY L. ROBINSON; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUST-
EES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; LVNV
FUNDING LLC; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS)
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summa-
ry Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court
of Levy County, Florida, I
will sell the property situate
in Levy County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOTS 16AND 17, BLOCK
A, PINEOAK HILLS SUB-
DIVISION, UNIT NO. 1,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 18, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
2000 Gene VIN
GMHGA4219924583A
80011676
2000 Gene VIN
GMHGA4219924583B
80011667
A/K/A
5971 NE 107th Court
Bronson, FL 32621
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash,
At the lobby. of the Levy
County Courthouse, 355 S.
Court Street, Bronson, FL at
11:00 a.m., on December 21,
2009.
DATED THIS 23rd DAY OF
November, 2009.
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 af-
ter the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 23rd day
of November, 2009.
(Court Seal)
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
By: R. Martinez /s/
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days. prior to
the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800)
955-8771. (TDD) or (800)
955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay ,Service.
Pub.: Dec. 3, 10, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2009 CA
00824


JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
N.A. ,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOE S. SUTTON, ET AL.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTED SERVICE


TO: NANCY J. SUTTON
whose residence is unknown
if he/she/they be living; and
if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who
may be spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the proper-
ty described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
LOT 2,. FOX RUN, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGE 24, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
� COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DA-
VID
J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs
whose address is 900 South
Pine Island Road #400,
Plantation, FL
33324-3920 on or before De-
cember 28, 2009, (no later
than .30 days from the date
of the first publication
of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk
of this court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter;,
otherwise a default will be
entered against .you for the
relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at LEVY
County, Florida, this 23rd day
of November, 2009.
(Court Seal)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Lindsey Gilbert /s/
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID
J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND
ROAD SUITE SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-
3920
IN ACCORDANCE WITH*
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons
with disabilities .needing
a special accommodation
should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the LEVY
County Courthouse at 352-
486-5276 , 1800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
Pub.: Dec. 3, 10, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 38-2009-CA-
00,1138
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III
Plaintiff


vs
HARRY C.
UNKNOWN
HARRY C.
JOYCE K.
UNKNOWN


JENKINS,
SPOUSE
JENKINS,
JENKINS;


OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS,' AND OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, in-
cluding, if a named defen-
dant is deceased, the per-
sonal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under
or against that defendant,
and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under
any of the above named or
described defendants
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT -
PROPERTY
TO: HARRY C. JENKINS, III
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
HARRY C. JENKINS, Ill
JOYCE K. JENKINS
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND
OTHER UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES
Residence: Unknown
Mailing Address: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the
fo wing property in Levy


County, Florida:
LOT 14, NORTH
CHIEFLAND ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
8, PAGE 50, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TO-
GETHER WITH A MO-
BILE HOME SITUATED
THEREON, WHICH ISAF-
FIXED TO THE AFORE-
DESCRIBED REAL
PROPERTY AND INCOR-
PORATED THEREIN.
has been filed against you,
HARRY C. JENKINS, III,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
HARRY 'C. JENKINS, III,
JOYCE K. JENKINS, and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND
OTHER UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES, and you are required
to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it,
on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and 'address
is ENRICO G. GONZALEZ,
P.A., 6255 East Fowler Ave-
nue, Temple Terrace, Florida
33617, and file the original
with the clerk of the above-
styled Court on or before De-
cember 28, 2009, otherwise,
a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or
Petition.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of said Court on No-
vember 24,2009.
(COURT SEAL)
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Court
By: Lindsey Gilbert /s/
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Amer-
icans With Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this Hearing should
contact the A.D.A. Coordina-
tor not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding
at the Florida Relay Service
at 1-800-9558770.
Pub.: Dec. 3, 10, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 38-2009-CP-
900164
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR CHARLES
COOLEY, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate, of Arthur Charles:
Cooley, Jr., deceased, whose
date of death was March 27,
2008, and whose social se-
curity number is XXX-XX-
7475, is pending in the .Cir-
cuit Court for Levy County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Box 610 (355 South
Court Street) Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621. The names and
address of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must
file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FJRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTHABOVE, ANYCLAIM


FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is December
10, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Royce A. Cooley /s/


Fax (954) 571-2033
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY CqUNTY, FLORIDA
( CIVIL ACTION


or voice impaired, call 1-800-
955-8771.
Dated this December 3,
2009.
(SEAL)
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/


6051 NW 82nd Lane
Chiefland, Florida 32626
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
THE LAW OFFICE OF
MICHAEL KOCH, P.A.
BY: Michael Koch /s/
118 East Park Avenue
Chiefland, Florida 32626
Florida Bar #0149683
Telephone (352) 493-1616
Facsimile (352) 493-1619
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2009-CA-
000301
BAYVIEW LOAN SERVIC-
ING, LLC, A DELAWARE
LIMITED LIABILITY COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT S. PEARCE; LISA
L. PEARCE; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, ANDAGAINSTTHE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDU-
AL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH-
ER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIMAN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT#1
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
UNKNOWN TENANT#2
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
December 2, 2009, and
entered in Case No. 38-
2009-CA-000301, of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit in and for
LEVY County, Florida. BAY-
VIEW LOAN SERVICING,
LLC, A DELAWARE LIM-
ITED LIABILITY COMPANY,
is Plaintiff and ROBERT S.
PEARCE; LISA L. PEARCE;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, are
defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash in the MAIN LOBBY
of the Courthouse located
at 355 South Court Street,
Bronson, at 11:00 a.m., on
the 4th day of January, 2010,
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 2, 3, 6, 7 AND
10, BLOCK 3, USHER
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 40, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
IMPORTANT: In accor-
dance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with a disability
who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to pro-
vision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court
Administrator at 355 SOUTH
COURT STREET, BRON-
SON, FL 32621. Phone No.
352-486-5277 within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of
this notice or pleading.
Dated this 2nd day of
December, 2009.
(SEAL)
DANNY J. SHIPP
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Gwen McEIroy Is/
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an in-
terest 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.
Van Ness Law Firm, P.A.
1239 E. Newport Center
Drive Suite #110
Deerfield Beach, Florida
33442
Phone (954) 571-2031


CASE NO. 38-2006-CA-770
DIVISION
GMAC MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NIKI KIRKENDALL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated and entered in
Case No. 38-2006-CA-770
of the Circuit Court of the
EIGHTH. Judicial Circuit in
and for LEVY County, Florida
wherein GMAC MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, isthe Plain-
tiff and NIKI KIRKENDALL;
DELMAR R. KIRKENDALL;
JOHN E. KIRKENDALL;
LAUREN KIRKENDALL; are
the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash at MAIN LOBBY
.OF THE LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at I 1:00AM,
on the 4th day of January,
2010 the following described
property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 6, BLOCK 50, OF
THE REPLAT OF WILLIS-
TON HIGHLANDS UNIT
5, ACCORDING TO THE.
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 5, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF LEVY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2551 SE 145TH
TERRACE, MORRISTON,
FL 32668
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and
the seal of this Court on De-
cember 3, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-CA-000913
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff'
v.
SANDRA M.. VILLANUEVA,
et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given,
pursuant to Final Judgment
of Foreclosure for Plaintiff
entered in this cause, in the
Circuit Court of LEVY Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in LEVY County,
Florida described as:
LOT 32, BLOCK 55, OF
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
GOLF AND COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page(S) 67-67M, of the
Public Records of Levy
County, Florida. and com-
monly known as 0 NE Hwy
121, Williston, FL 32696,
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash,
on January 4, 2010, to the
highest bidder for cash, ex-
cept as set forth below, in the
BOCC meeting room in Levy
County Courthouse, 355 S.
Court St. Bronson, Florida
32621.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact Jan Phillips at (352)
374-374-3648 within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of
this notice; if you are hearing















BUSINESS

10B Dec. 10, 2009 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal

LEGAL NOTICES


Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-CA-000912
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
V.
SANDRA M. VILLANUEVA,
et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given,
pursuant to Final Judgment
of Foreclosure for Plaintiff
entered in this cause, in the
Circuit Court of LEVY Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in LEVY County,
Florida described as:
LOT 10, BLOCK 133, OF
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
GOLF AND COUNTRY
CLUB ESTATES, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page(S) '67, of the Public
Records of Levy County,
Florida.
and commonly known as:.
0 NE 13th Lane, Williston,
FL 32696
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for sash,
at the Levy County Court-
house, 355 S. Court St.,
Bronson, FL 32621 at 11:00
a.m., January 4, 2010.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.
If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation. in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact Jan Phillips at (352)
374-374-3648 within 2 work-
ing
Dated this December 2,
2009.
(SEAL)
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the.Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR LEVY
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-CA-795
GREEN TREE SERVIC-
ING LLC, AS SUCCESSOR
SERVICE FOR GREEN-
POINT CREDIT, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES J. SPEED JR.; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES J. SPEED JR.; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, ' THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
ANDALLOTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
GREENPOINT CREDIT,
LLC; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS)
AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summa-
ry Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court
of Levy County, Florida, I


will sell the property situate
in Levy County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
LOT 5, BLOCK 16, SEC-
TION 27, TOWNSHIP
11 SOUTH, RANGE 17
EAST, UNIVERSITY
OAKS, ACCORDING TO


THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 15, 15A
THROUGH 15M, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
To include a:
2001 Fleetwood
Enterprises VIN
FLFLY70A28576AV21
82921943
2001 Fleetwood
Enterprises VIN
FLFLY70B28576AV21
82921984
A/K/A
11870 NE 106th Ct Archer,
FL 32618
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, At
the lobby of the Levy County.
Courthouse, 355 S. Court
Street, Bronson, FL at 11:00
a.m., on February 9, 2010.
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 af-
ter the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 3rd day of
December, 2009.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PRE-
PARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Cdnsuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the
American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this
proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to
the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or (800)
955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service. :
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
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NOTICE FOR BIDS
The Levy County Board
of County Commissioners
hereby gives notice that bids
will be accepted from FDOT
pre-qualified contractors for
the following work:
Widening and resurfac-
ing the existing pave-
ment and roadway base
of Levy County Road No.
C-32 with asphaltic con-
crete leveling and surface
course, shoulder work and
incidental items. Location
of this work is Levy County
Road No. C-32 from U.S.
Highway No. 27 Alternate
(State Road No. 500)
easterly to State Road No.
24. The length of the proj-
ect is approximately 2.5
miles. Approximately 180
days will be allowed for
construction.
Sealed bids will be re-
ceived at the office of the
Levy County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners, P.O.
Drawer 310, Levy County
Courthouse, Brons6n, Flor-
ida, until 10:00 A.M. (local
time), Monday, January 4,
2010. Bidding Documents
will not be issued after 5:00
P.M. (local time), Thursday,
December 31, 2009.
A Proposal Guaranty of not
less than five percent (5%)
of the total actual * bid, in
the form of either a certified
check, cashiers check, trust
company treasurers check,
bank draft of any national or
state bank, or a Surety Bid
Bond, made payable to the
Levy County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners, must ac-
company each bid. A check
or draft in an amount less
than five percent (5%) of the
actual bid will invalidate the
bid.
All work is to be done in
accordance with the Plans,
Specifications, and Special
Provisions to accompany the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation Standard' Specifi-
cations for Road and Bridge
Construction 2007.


Any person or affiliate
who has been .placed on
the convicted vendor list fol-
lowing a public entity crime
may not submit a .bid to or
contract with a public entity
for construction of a public
work as set forth in Florida


Statute, Chapter 287.133.
Bidder shall' certify to eli-
gibility in the bid proposal.
Bidding 'Documents may
be obtained from:
Mills Engineering Company
P.O. Box 778
Bronson, Florida 32621
Phone: (352) 486-2872
FAX: (352) 486-2498
The right is reserved to ac-
cept or reject any or all bids.
Pub.: Dec. 10,17, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 38-2009-CA-
001012
BAC HOME LOANS SER-
VICING, L.P. F/K/A COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P.
Plaintiff
vs.
DAVID T. JONES, ETAL
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION -
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: DAVID T. JONES AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE .OF,
DAVID T. JONES whose
residence is 11845 NE 62
STREET, WILLISTON, FL
32696..
and who is evading service
of process and the unknown
defendants who may -be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against
the Defendant(s), who are
not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the proper-
ty described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LOT 21, BLOCK 68, OAK
RIDGE ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
63-1 THROUGH 63-7,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
LEVY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. TOGETHER WITH:
HUD LABEL NUMBERS
FLA 613020 FLA 613021,
HOMES OF MERIT
SHAD, 1997, SERIAL NO.
VIN14611861A/B, LAND
AND HOUSE "WHICH,
BY INTENTION OF THE
PARTIES AND UPON
RETIREMENT OF CER-
TIFICATE OF TITLE AS
PROVIDED IN 319-261
FLA. STAT., SHALL CON-
STUTRE A PART OF THE
* REALTY AND SHALL
PASS WITH IT".
has been .filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on DAVID J.
STERN, . Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 900 South
Pine Island Road, Suite 400,
Plantation, FL 33324-3920 .
January 15, 2010 (no later
than 30 days from the date
of the first publication of this
Notice of Action) and file the
original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or
petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court at LEVY
County, Florida, this 4th day
of December, 2009.
(SEAL)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: Gwen McElroy /s/
DEPUTY CLERK
THIS NOTICE SHALL BE
PUBLISHED ONCE A WEEK
FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE
WEEKS.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommoda-
tion should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
LEVY County Courthouse at
352-486-5266, 1-800-955-


8771 (TDD) or 1-&00-955-
8770 Relay Service.
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J
STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR
PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400


Plantation, FL 33324-3920
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 38-2008-CA-
001091
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
MARY E. HOOD A/K/A
MARY ELLEN HOOD; PER-
RY M. HOOD A/K/A PERRY
MORTON. HOOD; and all
unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or against
the herein named Defen-
dants, who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claim
as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; TENANT #1 and/
or TENANT #2, the parties
intended to account for the
person or persons in pos-
session
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2009, in this
cause, I will sell the property
situated in LEVY County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 12, GRANTHAM
ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN
2005 MERT DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME
HAVING VIN NUMBER
FLHML2F181,828558A,TI-
TLE NUMBER 95095803
AND VIN NUMBER
FLHML2F181828558B,TI-
TLE NUMBER 95095961.
a/k/a 9861 NW 66TH
TER., CHIEFLAND, FL
32626
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash,
in the main lobby of Levy
County Courthouse,355
South Court Street, Bronson,
Florida. at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
on January 4, 2010.
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 af-
ter the sale.
Dated at BRONSON, Flor-
ida, this 3rd day of Decem-
ber, 2009.
(Seal)
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy, Clerk
Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N.,
#212
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-4911 phone /
(727) 539-1094 fax
PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES REQUESTING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODA-
TIONS TO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT (352)
374-3639 OR VIA FLORIDA
RELAY SERVICE 1-800-
955-8771.
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
S---------- '
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
(IVILACTION NO. 38-
2009-CA-872
FORECLOSURE AND
OTHER RELIEF
TRUST FINANCIAL, A
MORTGAGE COMPANY,
LLC, a Texas limited liability
company
13300 Old Blanco Road,
Suite 321, San Antonio,
Texas 78216
Plaintiff,
vs.
COTTONWOOD FARMS,
LLC, a Florida limited liabil-
ity company Post Office Box
833, Williston, Florida 32696,
and GEORGE JAY HUBER,
Post Office Box 833, Willis-
ton, Florida 32696, and
PAMELA G. HUBER, Post


Office Box 833, Williston,
Florida 32696, and
UNITED STATES OF AMER-
ICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY, INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE, P.O.
Box 145595, Stop 8420-G,
Cincinnati, OH 4525055T5,


and:
unknown tenants; and other
unknown parties in posses-
sion, including the unknown
spouse of any person in
possession of the property,
and if a named Defendant
is deceased, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that
Defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or,
corporate, or whose exact le-
gal status is unknown, claim-,
ing under any of the named
or described Defendants,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF
JUDICIAL SALE
PURSUANT TO SECTION
45.031(1), FLORIDA
STATUTES
TO WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN;
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIV-
EN that pursuant to the Final
Summary Judgment Re-
forming Partial Release and
of Foreclosure entered on
November 4, 2009, and the
Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale, in the above
styled action I, Danny J.
Shipp, Clerk of the Court, will
sell at public sale the follow-
ing described real property:
Tract 1:
. Lots 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10
of Cottonwood Farms, a
subdivision recorded in
Plat Book -11, Page 13, of
the public records of Levy
County, Florida.
SUBJECT TO AND TO-
GETHER WITH a 60 foot
wide ingress, egress and
public utilities easement
over and across the North
60 feet of the South � of
NE 1/4, lying West of LCR
C-241 (NE 150th Ave.)
And the North 60 feet of
East 60 feet of North Y�
of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of
Section 20, Township .12
South, Range 18 East.
And Also:
Tract 2:
A parcel of land in the
North 1/2 of Section 20,
Township 12 South, Range
18 East, Levy County,
Florida, being more par-
ticularly described as fol-
lows:
The NE 1/4 of NW'1/4 of
said Section 20; and The
South 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NW
1/4 of said Section 20; and
The SW 1/4 of NE 114 of
said Section 20; and The
East 1/2 of NE 1/4 of said
Section 20, LESS AND
EXCEPT the East 40 feet
thereof for the right of way
of LCR C-241, and the
South 3/4 of South 1/2 of
SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said
Section 20.
SUBJECT TO AND TO-
GETHER WITH a 60 foot
wide ingress, egress and
public utilities easement
over and across the North
60 feet of the South � of
NE 1/4, lying West of LCR
C-241 (NE 150th Ave.)
And the North 60 feet of
East 60 feet of North X2
of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of
Section 20, Township 12
South, Range 18 East.
The sale will be held on
January 4, 2010, between
11:00 a.m. (or as soon there-
after as possible, provided
that said sale must be com-
menced prior to 2:00 p.m.)
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at the lobby of
the Levy County Courthouse
in Levy County, in Bronson,
Florida, in accordance with
Section 45.031, Florida Stat-
utes.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the owner of the above de-
scribed property as of the
date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days af-
ter the sale.
If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact Ted McFetridge,


court administrator, 201 E.
University Ave., Room 417,
Gainesville, Florida 32601,
telephone:(352) 374-3648,
within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice im-


paired, call 711.
Dated: December 4,
2009.
Danny J. Shipp,
As Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy '/s/
As Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED
RULE
The Governing Board of
the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District has
approved proposed amend-
ments to the following rules:
40D-1.659, 40D-2.021, 40D-
2.091, 40D-2.101, and 40D-
2.321, F.A.C. and the Basis
of Review For Water Use
Permit Applications. ,
40D-1.659 Forms and
Instructions
The proposed amendments
will add forms to the District's
list of forms. The three forms
being added to the list are
.to be used by Public Supply
permittees to report inrforma-
tion required," or proposed
to be required by Chapter
40D-2, Water Use Permits,
F.A.C. Two of forms will be
used by Public Sypply per-
mittees to annually report
required water demand and
water conservation informa-
tion to the District. Those two
forms are titled "Public Sup,
ply Annual Report For Gen-
eral And Individual Permits,
Form No. LEG-R.023.00
(09/09)" and "Public Sup-
ply Annual Report .For Gen-
eral Water Use Permits Less
Than 100,000 Gpd, Form
No. Leg - R.047.00 (09/09)".
Another form, titled "SWF-
WMD Annual Reclaimed
Water Supplier Report, Form
No. LEG-R.026.00 (09/09)"
will be used by Public Sup-
ply permittees to report the
generation and distribution
of reclaimed water.
40D-2.021 - Definitions.
40D-2.091 - Publications In-
corporated by Reference.-
40D-2.101 - Content of Ap-
plication.
40D-2.321 - Duration of Per-
mits.
The proposed rule amend-
ments to these rules are en-
hanced water conservation
provisions for water use per-
mit applicants and permit-
tees. The proposed amend-
ments add to or enhance
existing water conservation
requirements .and reporting.
for all water uses and are
summarized below:
Public Supply Water Use:
1. Water conservation pro-
grams and measures are to
be described in the permit
application,
2. Permit allocations will be
based on a maximum of 190
gallons per person per day;
3. Irrigation of common areds
is to be minimized, including
through the use of Florida-
friendly landscaping and ac-
complished through the use
of alternative sources where
feasible,
4. Wholesale water uge
permits will be required
for wholesale receivers of
100,000 gpd (AAD) or great-
er,
5. Water audits are required
for new permits,
6. Maximum unaccounted
water loss standards are
set forth and audits required
where exceeded,
7. Water conserving rate
structures will be required, '
8. Informative customer bill-
ing, including meter reading
information, is established,
and
9. Annual reporting of p~r
capital, residential water use,
reclaimed use and genera-
tion and significant use will
be required.
Recreation /Aesthetic
Water Use
1. Water conservation pro-
grams and measures are to
be described in the permit
application and are to in-
clude a description of how
standard conservation mea-
sures are implemented,
2. Water quantities will not
be allocated for the irrigation
of golf course roughs, and /
3. Irrigation of common areas


is to be minimized, including
through the use of Florida-
friendly landscaping and ac-
complished through the use
of alternative sources where
feasible.
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Dewatering Water Use
1. Water conservation pro-
grams and measures are to
,be described in the permit
application and are to in-
clude a description of how
standard conservation mea-
sures are implemented.
In general, most of the
rules already apply in the
SWUCA and other water use
caution areas, and are appli-
cable to Individual (500,000
,gpd or more) and general
,(<100,000 gpd) permits.
,Small general (>100,000
gpd) permittees must agree
to implement feasible con-


small general public supply
permittees are exempt from
submitting annual reports,
rate structure, customer bill-
ing information and water
audit requirements.
The Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking appeared in
the Florida Administrative
Weekly, Vol. 35,' No. 43,
40D-1.659, 40D-2.021, 40D-
2.091, 40D-2.101 and 40D-
2.321, F.A.C., on October
30, 2009. A copy of the pro-
posed rule, as it appeared in
the F.A.W., can be viewed
on the District's website at
http://www/rules/proposed/


THE PERSON TO BE
CONTACTED REGARDING
THE PROPOSED RULES
AND A COPY OF THE
PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF
EACH, IS: Annette Zielinski,
Senior Administrative As-,
sistant, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34604-
6899, (352) 796-7211, ext.
4651. The District does not
discriminate on the basis of
disability. Anyone requiring
reasonable accommodation
should contact Dianne Lee,
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4658;
TDD only: 1-800-231-6103.
Pub.: Dec. 10, 2009.


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