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6 finalists left


for Chiefland


City Fire Chief

By Terry Witt
Staff Writer


Six candidates were selected Monday night by the
Chiefland City Commission as finalists for the position
of city fire chief.
Commissioners voted to narrow the list of 29
applicants to six candidates. An applicant needed the
votes of three commissioners to be a finalist.
The finalists will be interviewed in two shifts on Jan.
13 and Jan. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. each day. The chief
will be selected at a special 5" p.m. city commission
meeting on Jan. 25.
Three applicants received votes from the entire City
Commission. They were former Chiefland Fire Chief
Billy Careccia, former city fireman James Harris of
Chiefland and Randall Sides of Pensacola.
Kenneth Williamson ofGreen Cove Springs received
four votes, David R. Dobrzykowski of Minneola, Fla.
received three and Paul McDavid of Brooker three.
Interim Fire Chief A.D. Goodman recommended
commissioners look first at candidates who are Florida
certified in Firefighter II standards.
Commissioners didn't agree on who should be
r -. the finalists. Commissioner Sammy Cason said he
Our retr g judge was of the opinion the commission should stay local.
Levy County Judge Joseph Smith (left) and Gilchrist County Judge Ed Philman /are close He recommended Careccia, Harris and Chiefland
friends and spent time chatting before the start of the retirement party Friday in Smith's firefighting Capt. Clifton Suber, one of Chiefland's
honor. Smith was recognized by friends and colleagues as a distinguished jurist who paid firefighters.
never lost his humility. Although many of the 350 people in attendance still called him Joe Careccia and Harris made the cut, but not Suber.
He received votes from Cason and Commissioner
and joked with him about old times, he was also complimented for his ability to render ie ot from ao a om er
Frank Buie, but not from Mayor Teal Pomeroy
fair and just decisions as a county judge. He was described by many as a people's judge.
See Page 14A for more. (Terry Witt) See City Fire Chief, Page 2A


Questions remain about when new commissioners can run


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

The conviction of Levy County Commissioners
Sammy Yearty and Tony Parker on bribery charges
last week may have ended their career in politics, but
one question remains unanswered. Can their appointed
replacements run in next year's elections?
Gov. Charlie Crist suspended Yearty and Parker on
Nov. 5, 2008, the day after they were elected to a new
term, but the governor's office says only the Florida
Senate has the power to actually remove an elected
official from office.
Sterling Ivey, spokesman for the governor, said he
doesn't know whether the Florida Senate will remove
the two commissioners from office when it convenes
in March. The interim commissioners, Marsha Drew
and Chad Johnson, were appointed for the duration of
the suspensions. But how long were the suspensions?
Do the suspensions continue until they are actually
removed from office or have the suspensions ended?
"The actual authority to remove an elected official
lies with the Florida Senate. I don't know if they will
follow through, on removing them," Ivey said.
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Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie
Asbell said she doesn't know whether Drew and
Johnson can run in 2010 or if they would run in the
2012 elections, but she is trying to get an answer. She
said "quite a few people" from District 1, Johnson's
district, and District 3, Drew's district, have expressed
an interest in running for those seats. They want to
know in which year they can run.
"I've got a call into Tallahassee to see jf they can
give me an answer," Asbell said. "When they (Yearty
and Parker) were suspended, our office didn't receive
any information about what we should do."
Drew, who was appointed to replace Yearty said
she is waiting for guidance from the governor's
office.
"It's kind of uncharted territory," she said.
If there is an appeal after the two men are sentenced
in April, Drew does not know if that would prevent
her from qualifying for office in July.
"It's kind of leaving everyone hanging out there,"
she said.
Johnson, who replaced Parker, said he hasn't
researched the issue.
"Until I hear from the governor's office, I will


officee arrests two

ning home invasion


By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with home
invasion robbery.
David Darling and Samantha Stone, both of 17726 N.W.
90th Terrace, Fanning Springs, were arrested Monday after the
Levy County Sheriff's Office responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up at
McDougal Mobile Home Park.
Upon deputies' arrival, the victim, Nicholas Batista, stated
through an interpreter that two white males forced their way
into his home wearing ski masks. He said they were armed with
pistols and went into his bedroom demanding money.
According to the sheriff's office press release, the victim said
he feared for his life and gave them his wallet. The suspects then
left on foot.
K-9 Deputy Kevin Kinik and his partner, Rossi, arrived
at Batista's home and tracked the suspects to 17726 N.W. 90th
Terrace, a nearby residence. Deputy Kinik noticed the front door
was open with several people inside. He also noticed the victim's
cell phone inside.
Investigation by Detective Tom Martin revealed two suspects,
David Darling and one who is still at large. The suspect has been
identified; however, Capt. Evan Sullivan said the sheriff's office


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continue to serve my district as a commissioner," he
said. "I won't dwell on what ifs."
County Coordinator Fred Moody said Yearty
and Parker were elected to office, even though they
were never sworn in. He said the swearing in is just
a formality. But Moody said he doesn't know what
will. happen next. His understanding is that Parker
and Yearty can't file an appeal until after they are
sentenced on April 5. He doesn't know if Johnson and
Drew would be prohibited from qualifying in July.
"I. don't think anyone has the answer," Moody
said.
Asbell said she plans on obtaining the answer.
"I'm tired of telling everybody I don't know,".she
said.
Abraham Blitch, who ran for Parker's post in 2008
and lost by about 300 votes, attended the governor's
holiday party last week at the governor's mansion and
spoke briefly to Crist.
He said he told Crist about the convictions. Crist
then confirmed the information with his aides.
"I said Levy County would appreciate having an
election in 2010," Blitch said. "The governor said
something would happen real soon."


Bright lights, big river
Two of the boats that participated in the lighted boait
parade float along a dock behind the Suwannoo
Gables Motel Saturday night. The boats aro decorated
with thousands of Christmas lights. The two-milo
boat parade upthe Suwannee River attracted a large
and enthusiastic crowd. (Terry Will)


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Williston honors Students of the Month


Williston Town Council members
honored the Mayor's Student of the
Month Award winners at last week's
meeting.
Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented
each winner with a framed certificate and
a coupon for a free pizza.
Skylar Munden, a. 61 grader at
Williston Middle School and daughter
of Amanda Munden, was nominated
by the 61 grade team. Her teachers said
Skylar has achieved the A-B Honor Roll
for the first grading period this year,
with much scholastic determination and
dedication. Her teachers are extremely
impressed with her performance, She also
gracefully offers in all her classes to help
other students to be successful too. In her
physical education class she is a leader
and a team player that is fun to be around.
Skylar is a very positive citizen on our
school campus always showing kindness
and good will towards her peers. In
addition to her academic responsibilities,
she enjoys extra-curricular activities
as well. She represented WMS on the
Williston "Lil Devils" volleyball team.
She is a modest person and a conscientious
student, and we are very proud of her and
wish her continued success at Williston
Middle School.
Victoria Sandlin, an 11th grader at
Williston High School and daughter
of Damon and Sharon Sandlin, was
nominated by Principal John Lott. He
described Victoria as an intelligent, hard-
working student who carries a rigorous
academic 'schedule while maintaining
a grade point average of 3.93. Victoria
has demonstrated a commitment to the
total school program. She is very active


in many organizations, very involved in
FFA and is a member of the state winning
Meats Team and Parli Pro Team. While
competing at the national level in Parli
Pro, the team finished in the top four in
the nation. Victoria is very active in her
church, First United Methodist and their
youth group.
Edith Delacruz, a 1st grader at Joyce
Bullock Elementary School and daughter
of Edilberto and Consuelo de la Cruz was
nominated by her teachers. They said
Edith is extremely well behaved and very
polite all the time. She is very respectful
to her teachers and peers. You can tell that
education is very meaningful to Edith
and her family by how involved Edith is
in lessons and how well her homework
is completed. Edith is someone who
sets fine examples for her classmates to
follow. Edith always enters our room
with a smile and a positive attitude. She
also leaves the same way. Teaching Edith
is very enjoyable and rewarding.
Dylan Murray, a 5th grader at Williston
Elementary School and son of Tina
Murray, was nominated by his teacher.
Dylan is a bright young man who strives
for success. He continues to work hard
both in and out of the classroom. As a
truly successful person does, Dylan
recognizes his mistakes and faults and
works on fixing them and making them
his strengths. Dylan is a kind person who
befriends everyone he comes in contact
with. He has recently been nominated
and joined the school's team of safety
patrols and continues to show the school
he was an excellent choice. I believe we
will continue to see great things from
Dylan as he grows inside and out.


Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presents the Mayor's Student of
the Month Awards to Victoria Sandlin of Williston High School, Edith
Delacruz of Joyce Bullock Elementary School, behind her Skylar
Munden of Williston Middle School and Dylan Murray of Williston El-
ementary School.


See City Fire Chief, Page 2A
and Commissioners Rollin Hudson and Teresa Barber, from 1983-85.
which eliminated him as a finalist. Asked why he From 1985 to 2005 he worked for Gainesville Fire
didn't vote for Suber, a local candidate, Pomeroy said Rescue as a firefighter/paramedic. He graduated from
he was looking for someone with more maturity and Chiefland High School in 1977 and also graduated from
experience. ( the Florida State Fire College.
Suber has worked as a paid firefighter for Chiefland He attached two single-spaced pages of courses and
Fire Rescue since October 2008. He worked for Gilchrist schools he has attended in subject areas that included
County Fire Rescue as a volunteer firefighter/EMT from firefighting training, hazardous materials training,
October 2007 to June 2009 and worked at Taylor County rapid intervention training, municipal fire inspections,
Fire Rescue from Sept. 2002 to July 2006. He worked emergency medical technician training, diving and
for the Live Oak Fire Department from April 1 2001 to more.
April of 2003. He worked for Lacrosse Fire Rescue in Sides has worked since December 2007 as a lieutenant/
2001-02. EMT and station supervisor in the Holley-Navarre Fire
Careccia has worked since 2005 as a captain with District. He performs paramedic and firefighter duties as
Gilchrist County Fire Rescue training the department and a fire engine officer and coordinator of training.
new recruits and developing a safety/health program.He He was a Pensacola Junior College instructor for
was chief of Chiefland Fire Rescue from May 1997 to Firefighter I and II classes and also taught fire science
April 2002 and was director of Levy County Emergency degree courses. He worked as a lieutenant/EMT for the
Medical Services from April of 2002 through August Midway Fire District in Gulf Breeze from 2004-07, and
2005. was an Escambia County lieutenant/EMT from 2000-
He worked for Newberry Fire Rescue as a shift 04. He worked from 1997-2000 as a firefighter/EMT in
supervisor from June 1993 to September 1995 and Milton.
worked as an emergency medical technician for Levy He earned a bachelor ofscience degree in international
County EMS from March of 1992 to June 1993 and studies. His resume states that his discipline in the field
from September 1995 to May 1997, according to his of study was emergency procedures. He earned a degree
application. from Pensacola Junior College in firefighter/EMT and
James Lonnie Harris, an Eagle Scout and owner of fire office program.
Harris Precision Machine in Chiefland, worked as a Paul Glen McDavid of Brooker, Fla., who spent 20
fireman for the old Chiefland Volunteer Fire Department years as a career firefighter and has 21 years of volunteer
from 1979-83. He worked for Clay County Fire Rescue experience, graduated from Santa Fe Community
in Orange Park as a firefighter/EMT/driver operator College as an EMT/paramedic.


His resume said he owns and operates a Type 6
wildfire engine and responds to major wildfire incidents
on state and federal lands nationwide. He has operated
the business since July 2003.
He worked for the city of Ocala in fire suppression
and advanced life support from August 1989 to March
1994. He served as a lieutenant for City of Jacksonville
Fire Department from April .1994-Aug. 09.
He is certified as a paramedic and firefighter and.
a Florida instructor for firefighter I courses. He is a
volunteer firefighter for the Sampson City Volunteer
Fire Department. From 1987-93 he was a firefighter for
Brooker, Fla and Waldo, Fla.
Williamson, a shift supervisor/captain for Orange Park
Fire Rescue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public
administration from Flagler College in St. Augustine and
an associate in arts in EMS services from St. Johns River
Community College. He was a firefighter/paramedic
from 1998-01 for Clay County Fire Rescue in Green
Cove Springs.
Dobrzykowski has 33 years of fire service, including
fire chief of the City ofMinneola Fire Rescue Department
from 2005-09. He was fire marshal/division chief for
the Bradenton Fire Department from 2000-05. He-was
plans examiner from 1997-2000 for Estero Fire Rescue.
He was fire marshal and deputy chief for the Fernandina
Beach Fire Rescue Department in 1996-97. His education
iihcludes advanced studies in fire science and EMS and
prevention at the National Fire Academy in Emitsburg,
Md. He also took paramedic and advanced life support
training at Orlando Medical Institute.


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Thousands line up for Toys For Tots distribution


Story and photo by Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

At 1 o'clock early Monday morning, the first
person arrived outside of the First Baptist Church of
Bronson. By noon, people were lined up to Hathaway
Avenue.
But they weren't waiting for the latest and greatest
electronic gadget or a door-busting sale. They were
waiting for their chance to browse the rows of toys
provided free by the Tri-County Toys For Tots
organization.
Tri-County Toys For Tots raises money and collects
donations all year to provide toys for families in need
during the holiday season.
The doors opened at 11 a.m. and only a few
people were allowed in at a time. Each person was
accompanied by a volunteer, who pushed a shopping
cart and helped select toys.
Each family can choose two toys, one activity and
one stocking per child, as well as one game, one sport
item and one wooden item for the family. The wooden
items (rocking horses, chairs, toys) were made and
donated by the inmates at the Cross City Correctional
Institution.
Vince Arcadi, Tri-County Toys For Tots coordinator,
said they are expecting to serve about 3,000 children
this year.
There were a little over 2,000 kids served last year
and the economy definitely has something to do with
the increase, he said.
Each. family had to pre-register by government
standards in order to receive toys, which required photo
ID for adults, social security cards for children, proof of
residence, and income verification statements/approval
letter.
Arcadi said the 28-30 volunteers have been working
all year for this moment.


Casey Wilsey smiles as she puts a toy in her cart at the Levy County Toys For Tots distribu-
tion Monday held at the First Baptist Church of Bronson. Wilsey was getting toys for her five
children and two step-children.


Jennifer Thorp and Laura Graber arrived at the
church around 6 a.m. to receive toys for their children.
Graber, a single mom, said she's been coming to the
Toys For Tots since she moved to Chiefland from New
York City in 2005. She is currently a substitute teacher
and taking classes to obtain her Associate of Arts degree
in psychology.
She said the first year she participated in Toys For
Tots she got a Spiderman bike for her son, who is now
11. She also has 5-year-old daughter.
"His eyes lit up," she said. "It was more than words
can express."


Thorp has three young girls, ages 8, 6 and 3. She
said it was her first time coming to Toys For Tots and
that she has been looking for jobs for several months
with no luck.
"It means a lot to me because I'm really stuck in a
bind with the economy like it is," she said. "I don't have
any other gifts for my children at this time so this really
means a lot to me."
The Gilchrist County Toys For Tots distribution was
held Wednesday at the Trenton First United Methodist
Church and the Dixie County distribution will be held
Friday at the Cross City First Baptist Church.


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OBITUARIES


JOAN T. HIERS
Joan T. Hiers, age 64, of Romeo, Fla., passed away
on Dec. 8, 2009.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1945, in Waycross, Ga.,
to Elbert and Geneva Taylor. She moved to Romeo,
Fla., in 1993 from Clewiston, Fla. She was of the
Pentecostal faith and attended the Williston Church
of God. She retired as a school bus driver in Hendry
County, Fla., after many years of service. She enjoyed
fishing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her
daughter BelindaMcDaniel and sister Joyce Sears. She
is survived by her husband, David Hiers; daughters,
Regina Sloan (Dwight) and Kim Long (fiance Steven
Fugate); brother, Wendell Ray Taylor; sisters, Faye
Paulk and Laverne Caldwell; grandchildren: Mark
Branaman, John Branaman, D.J. Sloan, Joshua Sloan,
Crystal Allen, Jeff McDaniel, Ashley Long, Breana
Long; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Heirs was held on Friday,
Dec. 11, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. at KnauffFuneral Home-
Williston. Funeral services were held on Saturday,
Dec. 12, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Knauff Funeral Home-
Williston Chapel with Rev. Wes Smith officiating.
Burial followed at Hickory Springs Cemetery in
Romeo, Fla.
Arrangements are under the care of KnauffFuneral
Home-Williston, Fla.

WILLIAM HENRY HART JR.
William Henry Hart Jr., age 76, passed away on
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Haven Hospice ET York
Care Center in Gainesville, Fla.
Mr. Hart was born on Sept. 3, 1933, in Newberry,
Fla., to William Henry Hart Sr. and Katie Nipper
Hart. He was a lifelong resident of the area, a farmer
and a member of Newberry Church of Christ.
Mr. Hart was preceded in death by three sisters:
Marietta Witt, Nell Huggins and Minnie Lou Holder.
He is survived by a daughter, Tina Lamm of
Tallahassee, Fla.; a son, David Hart of Branford,
Fla.; three sisters: Billie K. Crews of Waycross, Ga.,
Geneva Elliott of Atlanta, Ga., and Macy Evans of
Hague, Fla.; two brothers, John C. Hart of Gainesville
and Gary Hart of Ft.White, Fla.; six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Friday, Dec.
11, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Newberry Cemetery with Mr.
Danny Roberts officiating. Visitation was one hour
prior to the service at the cemetery.
Arrangements were placed under the care of
Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, Fla.


VIOLET A. WARD


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Violet A. Ward, 93, of Chiefland, Fla., passed
away Dec. 11, 2009, at E.T. York Hospice House in
Gainesville, Fla.
Born in Trenton, Fla., she has been in this area all
her life. She was a very active member of First Baptist
Church of Chiefland and enjoyed teaching Sunday
School. She worked for the Levy County School system
as a school teacher for 32 years. She enjoyed reading
and flowers.
Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her brothers,
Ercelle and Clyde Arrington.
She is survived by her sons, Jim Ward of Starke,
Fla., and Winston Ward of Chiefland; her daughter,
Sue Smith of Gainesville; sister, Audrey Farquharson,
and brother, Lum Junior Arrington both of Trenton; six
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 16,
2009, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Chiefland with
Dr. Ed Johnson officiating with burial following at Pine
Grove Cemetery in Trenton. Visitation was one hour
prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs.
Ward's memory to the building fund for Harmony
Pregnancy and Resource Center, P.O. Box 2557
Chiefland, FL. 32644 (352) 493-7773 /
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.

TERRY R. COLE JR.
Terry R. Cole Jr., 20, of Cedar Key, Fla., died Dec.


11,2009, at his home.
He was born in Ephrata, Pa., and worked as a cook
and in construction in Cedar Key for most of his life.
Mr. Cole was preceded in death by'his father, Terry
Raymond Cole Sr.
He is survived by his brother, Nicholas Cole of
Gastonia, N.C.; his mother, Pamela Roland of Atlanta
Ga.; aunt Nancy Graham of Edwardsburg, Mich.; and
family friends, Erin A. Velders of Chiefland, Fla., and
Cindy Wells of Cedar Key.
Memorial services will be Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009,
at 11 a.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chiefland.
After the service, a gathering will be held in Cedar Key
at the home of Cindy Wells.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, (352) 493-0050. Condolences may
be sent through their Web site, www.hiers-baxley.com.

SHEILA STEWART HERNANDEZ
Sheila Stewart Hemandez, age 41, passed away at
North Florida Regional Medical Center on Friday Dec.
11,2009.
Sheila was born on Oct. 9, 1968, in Gainesville, Fla.,
to Dewitt Stewart and Aletha Douglas Stewart. She
was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County and of the
Protestant faith.
Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Dewitt
Stewart, and a granddaughter, Jasmine Stewart.
She is survived by her mother, Aletha Douglas
Stewart of Bell, Fla.; a son, James Stewart of Bell; a
sister, Collene Stewart of Bell; a brother Dewitt Eugene
Stewart of Bell; and a granddaughter, Destiny Stewart.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 15,
2009, at 2 p.m. at Wayfair Cemetery with Pastor Jimmy
Corbin officiating. Visitation was held on Monday, Dec.
14, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson
Funeral Home, Trenton, Fla.

JAMES KENNY GRAHAM
James Kenny Graham, 76, of Old Town, Fla., died
peacefully on Dec.12, 2009, at home.
He was born in Devils Den, W.V., on April 20, 1933.
He worked as a machinist for the Ritch Tool and Die
Company before retiring. He served his country in the
U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Graham
moved to this area from West Virginia in 1980.
He is survived by several children, one brother and
sister, a dear friend and caregiver, Carol Mynster of Old
Town.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley
Funeral Services, Chiefland, Fla. 32626 (352) 493-0050.
Condolences can be sent to www.hiers-baxley.com


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dies in travel trailer fire


An 89-year Yankeetown man died
when his travel trailer caught on fire
Saturday.
Citizens and firefighters were unable
to save James Edward Carnathan,
who moved to Levy County from
Pennsylvania about one year ago.
The Levy County Sheriff's Officer
responded to the Cattail Creek RV Park
in Yankeetown Saturday in reference
to a fire. The park's caretaker noticed
Carnathan's older model 20-foot travel
trailer on fire and called 9-1-1.
According to the sheriff's office press
release, several citizens attempted to
enter the travel trailer to save Carnathan


but were unable to do so because of the
intense heat and smoke.
A firefighter from the Yankeetown
Fire Department entered the home to
rescue the elderly man.
Carnathan was later pronounced
dead at the scene and was transported
to the medical examiner's office to
determine the cause of death. '
At this time, deputies do not suspect
foul play. It is believed that the fire
started from two space heaters inside
the home.
The investigation has been turned
over to the state fire marshal for further
investigation.


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The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a vehicle involved
in a fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 41 south of Williston some time between
4 and 5:37 a.m. Sunday.
Officers say.Dimas Valezquez Roblero was struck and killed by an unknown
vehicle during that period. They added that the physical evidence gathered at
the scene reveals Roblero was lying with his upper body partially within the
northbound travel lane of U.S. 41 when an unknown northbound vehicle struck
him in the head. Roblero was pronounced deceased on scene by Levy County
Emergency Medical Service personnel.
Anyone who has any information regarding the incident should call the
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Sheriff's arrests


Bronson man resists officers, gets Tasered


A Bronson man resisted Levy County Sheriff's
Office deputies and was Tasered several times after
they attempted to arrest him for an outstanding
warrant.
Anthony Leroy Thomas, 42, 320 Glover St.,
Bronson, was arrested at 3:33 p.m., Dec. 12, at the
Bronson Dollar General for resisting officers. He
refused after being told several times to put his
hands behind his back. Thomas was then touch-
stunned by a Taser several times, while still pulling
away. He rolled underneath his truck to get away
and when he was pulled out, he kicked a deputy
in the thigh. He was Tased again and deputies
wrestled with him for about 10 minutes before he
was handcuffed and transported to jail.
Thomas was charged with battery on LEO,
resisting with violence and warrants for fleeing/
eluding, driver's license revoked. Bond $52,000.
* Christopher Wayne Pryor, 24, 2433 N.E.
19th Court, Ocala, at 12:36 a.m., Dec. 13, for
possession of drug paraphernalia and possession
of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Released on
own recognizance.
* Nathaniel Walters, 39, 21931 S.E. 60th Ave.,
Morriston, at 3 p.m., Dec. 11, on a Levy County
warrant for violation of probation - grand theft
auto. Bond $7,500.
M Willette Robinson, 25, 15190 N.E. 51st
Ave., Williston, at 3:29 p.m., Dec. 10, for domestic
battery. Released on own recognizance.
* Karon Creal, 41, 621 Marshburn Drive,
Bronson, at 12:59 p.m., Dec. 10, on a Levy County
warrant for violation of probation - battery. No
bond.
* Tavaris Hills, 32, 16650 N.E. 85th St.,


Williston, at 1:52 a.m., Dec. 10, on a civil order
for writ of bodily attachment. Cash purge $1,000.
* Leslie Reese Thompson, 20, 17091 N.E. 40th
St., Williston, at 4:15 p.m., Dec. 9, for possession
of crystal meth, possession of prescription
medication, possession under 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond $20,000.
* Heather Lynne Luke, 25, 65 S.E. 153rd Ave.,
Old Town, at 2:45 p.m., Dec. 9, on a Levy County
warrant for failure to appear - petit larceny, first
offense. Bond $10,000.
* Deanna Esslinger, 28, 7471 S.W. 123rd
Terrace, Cedar Key, at 12 p.m., Dec. 9, for
possession of forged/altered prescription. Bond
$5,000.
* Christopher Thomas Davis, 24, 21553
S.W. CR 27A, Williston, at 8 a.m., Dec. 9, for
burglary and two counts of grand theft for stealing
aluminum wire and copper wire from Central
Florida Electric Cooperative. Bond $25,000.
* Keesha Denise White, 31, 3616 S.W. 28th
Terrace, Apt. B, Gainesville, at 9:54 a.m., Dec. 9,
on a Levy County warrant for violation of probation
- unlawful tag. Released on own recognizance.
* U Becky Bennett, 28, 7050'N.W. 168th Lane,
Trenton, at 10:15 a.m., Dec. 9, on a Levy County
warrant for two counts of fraud, insufficient funds.
Bond $2,000.
* Josh Lindsay, 29, 12051 N.E. 88th Lane,
Bronson, at 4:20 p.m., Dec. 9, on a Levy County
warrant for failure to appear - battery. Released
on own recognizance.
* Jerome Berry, 53, 321 S.E. Third St.,
Chiefland, at 10:57 p.m., Dec. 8, on a Levy


County warrant for convicted felon in possession
of firearm. Bond $5,000.
* Regina M. Rhooms, 44, 16650 N.W. 60th
Ave., Trenton, at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 8, on a Colombia
County warrant for failure to appear: violation of
probation - worthless checks. No bond.
* Mandy Joanne Tozzo, 26, 5771 S.W. 64th
St., Ocala, at 10:51 a.m., Dec. 8, for five counts of
forgery, uttering a forged instrument, possession
of cannabis less than 20 grams, petit theft, failure
to renew registration, and driving while license
suspended/revoked. Bond $36,500.,
* Donna Lee Sauls, 47, 19450 S.E. 47th Place,
Morriston, at 7:10 p.m., Dec. 8, for fraud and
grand theft. Bond $25,000.
* Sammy Lee Carr, 42, 440 N.E. Second St.,
Apt. 105, Florida City, at 12:48 a.m., Dec. 8, on a
Levy County warrant for two counts of failure to
appear - 1) high speed flee/elude law enforcement
officer when lights/sirens activated; 2) no driver's
license, never had one. No bond.
* James Robert Hodson Jr., 32, 19650 S.E.
Vicki St., Inglis, at 1:10 p.m., Dec. 7, on a Levy
County warrant for burglary of a dwelling unarmed,
larceny, theft more than $300 but less than $5,000,
and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon,
Bond $25,000.
* Jordan Bryce Greig, 28, 10351 N.W. 10th
Ave., Chiefland, at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 7, for forgery,
uttering forged instrument and petit theft. Bond
$12,500.
* Jerry Edward McKnight, 41, 3150 S.E.
117th Terrace, Morriston, at 3:10 p.m., Dec. 6, for
domestic assault. Bond $1,500.


Sheriff's office seeks help with church burglaries


By Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor


The Levy County Sheriffs Office
is asking for help locating the persons
responsible for several church burglaries
in the area and around the state.
Over the last couple of weeks,
Levy County has experienced several
burglaries targeting churches in the
Williston, Bronson, Chiefland and
Inglis areas.


These burglaries are part of a
regional problem where houses of
worship have been targeted in several
jurisdictions.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office is
asking for your help and offering advice
to protect churches from becoming
victim to this crime.
Firstly, all church leaders need to
revisit' their security procedures to
include the way they handle and store
money. This will reduce the impact


of such a burglary at their church.
Secondly, the sheriff's office is asking
everyone keep an eye out for suspicious
activity in and around churches and
report anything unusual as soon as
possible to their local law enforcement
agency.
Capt. Evan Sullivan said church
burglaries have become a state-wide
problem. There have been about 60
churches burglarized in recent months,
he said.


He said the sheriff's office believes
it is an organized professional ring of
burglars hitting north-central Florida
churches after hours.
"This is a high-priority case to
us," Sullivan said.
If you have any information
regarding any church burglaries in or
around Levy County, please call Lt.
Scott Tummond at (352) 486-5111, or
you can remain anonymous by calling
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Samantha Stone was also arrested in
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lookout person from across the street.
Darling was charged with home
invasion robbery and theft and Stone
was charged with home invasion
robbery.
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Fanning Springs has been a very busy
area for the sheriff's office.
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A Williston Christmas


Light Up Williston draws crowd despite cold, rain
Story, photos by Anna Suggs
Assistant Editor

A drizzly, cold day may have
kept the attendance down
for the Williston Christmas
arade Friday, but that does
not mean the spirit was down.
Spectators withstood temperatures
in the upper 40s to watch the lighted
parade with about 43 participating
floats, horse riders and individuals.
With about 60 entrants in the
parade last year, the number of
participants was down this year, as
well as the number of spectators,
%X-: )said Mary Kline, executive director
of the Williston Area Chamber of
Commerce. "But everyone who
attended really seemed to enjoy it,"
she said.
Last year's parade was the biggest
Kline said she had ever seen, and had
the weather been nicer the turnout this
year would've been better.
"My phone did not stop ringing
, for three weeks before the event," she
said. "It's become an annual event that
.people look forward to."
The parade began at 6 p.m., less
than an hour after the rain stopped,
and made its way down Noble
Avenue.
Kline said everyone seemed
to really enjoy all of the uniquely
Santa and Mrs. Claus make their way down Noble Avenue during the Williston Christmas parade Friday deorated floats andll of the finale wasly
night. The characters riding Two Tails Ranch elephants was one of the main draws of the parade this year, memorable as well.
"We had so many really great
floats," she said, "and then everybody
talks about the elephants."
Two Tails Ranch of Williston
0 donated the use of two elephants for
Santa and Mrs. Claus to ride atop of at
k.the end of the parade.
Two Tails Ranch owner Patricia
Zerbini was approached by several
! . local chambers to participate in their
Christmas parades, Kline said. But the
",;parades being so close together, she
said Zerbini chose Williston because
"" " . it's her hometown.
After the parade, the Heritage
S .. Park pavilion was crowded with
.. . people looking to continue the holiday
'V 2-h"" "celebration at Light Up Williston,
- sponsored by the GFWC Williston
Junior Woman's Club.
There were several acts and events
. . to entertain. Williston Elementary
Justin, 7 and Zachary, 6, Summerhill of Gainesville An angel in the midst of a float full of angels smiles to entertain. Williston Elementary
School teacher Lisa Posteraro's class,
sit on the lap of Santa at the Light Up Williston fes- and waves during the parade. along with children from the First
tivities. United Methodist Church, performed
Christmas carols and played the
recorders. Dancers from the Williston
School of Dance also performed a
couple dances for the audience.
Miss Williston Veronyca Schaudt,
Junior Miss Williston Karlie Rae
Bowling and Little Miss Williston
EmmaLee Woodard flipped the switch
to light all the downtown Christmas
lights, the event's highlight.
Many people took comfort from
the cold weather by purchasing bowls
of chili from the Williston Community
Redevelopment Agency Chili
A Williston High School band Cookoff. The cost of a bowl was one
member smiles and waves during canned food item or $1 to be donated
- .a break from playing. to the community food pantry.
... Debra Jones, the chili cookoff
coordinator and Williston City
.Council member, said the entries were
less than they were last year because
the original coordinator moved just a
few weeks before the contest.
The contest was almost cancelled
before Jones stepped up and hustled to
... .get the word out.
A parade participant drives a cart full of toys that is pulled by a minia- "We didn't want to let it fall
ture horse, through because it has been going for
the last five years," she said.
_Although there were just 15
entrants, half as many as last year,
there was still just enough chili to last
through the end of Light Up Williston.


"We had plenty for everybody to
eat and that's what counted," Jones
i. . ... .. . said.
. s .nAnother tradition was the reading
of the Christmas story by recently
retired judge Joe Smith, who read
from Luke chapter two.
"We are privileged to be
Americans, are we not?" Smith asked
the crowd before reading from the
Bible. "Where else we can come
Dancers from the Williston School together and celebrate without fear of
The parade's "Three Wise Men" point to the Star of Bethlehem that of Dance perform at Light Up Wil- government suppression."


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Federal licensing of Levy plants could take years


Williston Rotary Club President Norm Fugate presents Progress En-
ergy Community Relations Manager Carla Groleau with a pen as a
gesture of thanks for her presentation on the Levy nuclear power
plant complex near Inglis. Two plants are to be built about five miles
north of Inglis.


Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

A Progress Energy Florida official
last week said efforts are under way to
obtain a federal license to construct and
operate two nuclear power plants north
of Inglis.
Carla Groleau, community relations
manager, said the company hopes to have
developed a timeline for completing the
federal licensing process by March of
next year.
"We've been having a lot of local
support and state support for the plants,"
Groleau said.
The company is applying for a
combined operating license that allows
construction and operation of the plant.
The license will take years to acquire.
The two nuclear power plants won't
be in operation for close to a decade,
but when they are ready to generate
.electricity the plants alone will add $14
billion in value to the county's tax roll.
The dollar figure does not include
the value of several miles of heavy duty
transmission lines that will extend south
of the plant plus a large training and


education center on U.S. 19 north of
Inglis.
Groleau said the company doesn't
know how much property tax the plant
will generate. She said it would depend
on the property tax millage rate, the value
of the two plants, and any tax exemptions
the company might receive.
The Crystal River Energy Complex,
which includes a 900-megawatt nuclear
power plant and four coal generating
plants, generates about $30 million in
property tax revenue annually for Citrus
County.
The Levy Nuclear Plant site will
have two 1,100 megawatt nuclear power
plants operating at the site. Wendy Home,
Progress Energy's spokeswoman for the
Levy County site, said the Levy County
site will generate "at least as much tax
revenue as the Crystal River site and
probably more."
The Levy County site is seven miles
north of the Crystal River Nuclear Power
Plant. The company estimates the two
nuclear power plants will generate 800
to 900 high-paying positions at the plant
and several thousand construction jobs
to build the plants.


Chiefland police chief gets high marks, new contract from city


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas was given
a new one-year contract Monday night after receiving
high grades from Chiefland City Commissioners for
his work in law enforcement and the community.
He will receive an annual salary of $56,275.31,
identical to last year.
"If you offered me a raise, I would reject it,"
Douglas said.
He said no one else in the city or in county
government received a raise and he felt he shouldn't
get one either.
There was one small change in his contract: The
cost of his monthly cell phone bill will drop from $36
to $31.30.
Mayor Teal Pomeroy, the police commissioner, said
the chief works long hours and keeps him advised of
any problems. He said he hopes to continue working


with Douglas in years to come.
Douglas said he doesn't mind working the long
hours.
"It's easy when you love what you do," Douglas
said. "I've been in law enforcement for 34 years. As
long as you remember who you work for; I work for
the people.." he said.
Douglas received a score of 4.32 out of a maximum
of 5 points using a grading system that looked at
how well he kept city commissioners informed, his
organizational skills, management of employees,
his public relations skills, relations with other
governments and budget management.
Pomeroy complimented Douglas for his efforts
to use federal grant money to buy upsed patrol cars in
good condition rather than buying new ones. Pomeroy
said the chief will be able to purchase more patrol cars
using that method.
Commissioner Teresa Barron said Douglas is doing
a great job for the people of the community.


"This is not just a job for you," Barron said. "You
really.care."
Commissioner Rollin Hudson said the chief has
always done a good job.
"You're not just a good policeman. You're a good
person," Hudson said.
Commissioner Frank Buie said he asked citizens
how they felt about Douglas and the comments were
good.
"I just want to uphold your good name," Buie said.
"I asked, what do you think about the chief? All of
them gave you a good name."
Commissioner Sammy Cason, a former law
enforcement officer, said Douglas is a good community
man and does a good job with police work.
City Manager Grady Hartzog also offered praise
for Douglas.
"It is a pleasure to work with the police, chief you
have here today," Hartzog said.
"Ditto," added City Clerk Mary Ellzey.


Williston wants Sunshine Law to apply to state legislature


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Williston City Council members voted unanimously
last week to adopt a resolution calling for the Florida
Legislature to place itself under the state's open
government law.
The council approved a resolution supporting
a constitutional amendment that would require the
Legislature to operate under the same Government in
the Sunshine Law as county and city governments.
Florida legislators adopted Florida's Sunshine Law
in 1967. It establishes a right of public access to most
meetings of boards, commissioners and other governing
bodies of state and local government agencies.
However, the Legislature exempted itself from the
law.
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Marsha Drew who brought it to Levy County for
consideration.
Drew was told about the resolution at a meeting in
Tallahassee. A Leon County commissioner brought it to
her attention. She asked if he would send her a copy.
She asked Levy County Commissioners to adopt
the resolution on Oct. 6, but commissioners refused to.
support her motion for approval. The motion died for
lack of a second.
Drew, a former Yankeetown council member,
sent the resolution to Yankeetown. The town council
adopted the resolution and sent it on to Williston..
Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat introduced the
resolution to his council. Council members supported
the idea of requiring the state Legislature to abide by
the state's Sunshine Law.
"They do back room deals all the time," said Council
President Debra Jones.
Drew said it is a hopeful sign that two municipal
governments in Levy County have adopted the
resolution. She may re-introduce the resolution to the
county commission.
"I think that would send a message, if all the cities
were to adopt it," she said.
Drew said it is a shame people don't have the same
access to state legislative meetings as they do with
municipal and county meetings.
"I think the state Legislature should be as transparent
as local governments," she said.
The bill would not prevent legislators from talking to
constituents or talking to municipal and county elected
officials, but it would make the legislative process more


open, she said.
And she said it would put a stop to -certain
practices.
"When you have a bill floating out there and at
the last minute someone tacks something on -- that
shouldn't happen," she said.
In other business, council members approved a
resolution establishing two-hour vehicle parking on
North Main Street between Nobile. Avenue and 1st
Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
The idea behind the parking prohibition is to
discourage business owners from parking all day in
what should be customer street parking. The owner of
Ryan's Deli asked for the council to control parking
on the street.
The resolution asks the Florida Department of
Transportation to install parking restrictions on the
street.
As a final matter, the council voted to give
employees Christmas pay. Staff found enough money
in the budget for the year-end bonuses.
The city has 47 full-time employees and 81 total
employees. Council members voted to divide the
$6,137 of holiday pay equally between the 47 full-
time employees. Each will receive $130.
Councilman Steve Holcomb encouraged his fellow
council members to approve the pay, saying it was an
important practice the city has done in the past that
needed to continue.
"Basically I think it will be a morale booster and
it's an important thing to do," he said.


Levy delegation to hold hearing


State Senator Steve Oelrich (R-Cross Creek)
announced that the annual legislative delegation
hearing for Levy County has been scheduled for
Thursday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. Senator Oelrich, Senator
Charlie Dean, Speaker of the House Larry Cretul,
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about issues impacting their lives - especially
S at a time when we need to prioritize spending
and make really tough decisions that affect so
many people," said Oelrich. "We welcome the
voter's input on state policy matters."
e The hearing will be held in the Board of
County Commissioner's Chamber located
in the County Courthouse in Bronson. For
& additional information or to be placed on
the agenda, please contact the office of State
Senator Steve Oelrich at (352) 375-3555.
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Fanning Springs Festival of Lights a success in spite of rain

Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer


of Lights and Lighted Boat
Parade were not rained out
Saturday, but both events
were soggier than usual.
Rains bathed the festival grounds in
the earlier part of the day and doused
the lighted boat parade with a heavy
shower shortly before the 10 boats
were set to start their two-mile trek up
the Suwannee River.
It was the first time in the 21-year
history of the festival that rain had
made an appearance.
Despite the rain, Fanning Springs
Chamber of Commerce officials,
city officials and the members of the
Suwannee River Cruisers Boat Club
managed to complete all the festivities.
The nighttime boat parade was the
crowd pleaser. Hundreds of visitors
lined the banks of the Suwannee River
to watch the brightly lighted boats pass
by them in the darkness. Each boat was
decorated with thousands of lights of
different colors. -
Mike Boyer, son of the late NeirstLights boats glow in the dark along the floating dock behind the Suwannee Gables Motel in Dixie
place in the large boat category for his County. The lighted boat parade traditionally ends at the motel boat dock.
place in the large boat category for hisy g y
paddlewheel design. Heather Jones
won first place in medium-sized boats
and William Couey won first in small
boats. Each first place winner received
$100.
Boyer estimated he had strung
5,000 lights on his boat. The front of
the boat was decorated with a lighted
Santa Claus, the top of the boat with a
Christmas tree made of lights, and the
back an American Flag made entirely
of lights. He said he gets pleasure from
hearing the audience.
"You can hear them there. The Mike Boyer's first-place large boat winner move
banks are full of them from here to slowly through the darkness on the river.
there," Boyer said. The two-mile
parade route runs from a marina on
the Dixie County side of the river just
below the Suwannee River Bridge to
the boat ramp at the Suwannee Gables
Motel, also in Dixie County.
The boat parade nearly disappeared
a few years ago when participation
dwindled, but Boyer kept it alive. -
dMaxie Owens, dressed as Santal The two winning entries in the large boat competition
Maxi Owensrsed an a a, are shown. Maxie Owens' second-place large boat en-
isiond wple Wilm Demare btry is in the foreground and Mike Boyer's first-place ~..
division whilr e mWilam Demourie paddlewheeler moves into docking position.
won third. In the medium-sized boat
category, Emily King was second and
Mark Anderson third. Among the small .-."
boats, Trent Jones was second. There .
was no third-place boat. Rick Clark
received honorable mention as did Ron
and Laura Jones for running the chase
boat.
The Yellow Ducky Race, which
rarely draws as much attention as the
lighted boats, was a well organized'
event at the center of the Suwannee
River during daylight hours. Hundreds
of plastic duckies, each with a number --
written on its webbed feet, were
dumped into the river from a duckyAl
dumper, a platform attached to a boat.
The duckies floated down river with
the current. The lead ducky won the
racTony Green won first place and Taj Smith, 6, happily accepts a gift from Santa at
the Toys for Tots booth. Mrs. Claus watches from Jocelyn Ellis of Cornwall, Britain, scoops up erra
$300, Richard Chase second place behind them. yellow duckies from the Suwannee River after th
worth $200 and Joe Duggan third place race. Her boyfriend, Jim Baylor, guided the boat a
worth $100. The Suwannee River - 1"_b i t .she collected the plastic racing ducks.
Cruisers Boat Club sponsored the raceI--

and will use the money to support its
favorite charities.
At the festival, the Rick Gordon
Band, Mercy Mountain Boys, Foggy
Creek Band and Dotti and the Slackers
performed for the brave souls who
were willing to stand or sit in the
drizzle or light rain that hit the festival."
grounds off and on during the day.
Among the vendors, one of the
familiar faces was Bill Roberson,
who has worked at Manatee Springs
State Park for the past 35 years.
Roberson, who often performed as the "

park, was selling his art at the festival.
An overhead sign at his tent said
"Suwannee Cracker Art."
Everything he sketches or paints


deals with Florida, Levy County or
Manatee Springs State Park.
Roberson will display his artwork
at the Chiefland Flea Market this
Saturday beginning at about 8 a.m. Chiefland's Bill Roberson, The Suwannee Crac
and going through the early afternoon Shelton Irwin and Rick Gordon perform Saturday at er of Manatee Springs State Park fame, is also a
hours. the Festival of Lights in Fanning Springs. The Rick accomplished artist. His drawings, sketches ar


Gordon Band was one of several bands to perform
at the festival.


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Christmas


past

By Rick Burnham
Editor

l grew up in Jasper, but Mom was
from Suwannee County. So we would
periodically travel over to the Wellborn
area to visit my grandmother.
The best times were during the holidays,
because each of my mother's nine brothers
and sisters, along with their spouses and
children, would be there as well. There were
about 50 of us, and it was always entertaining.
My grandmother was the most wonderful
cook in the world, but she could not prepare
enough for 50 people - at least not in her later
years. So all of the ladies would arrive with
special dishes prepared with extra special
care.:
Even Aunt Soandso, who could not cook
to save her life. Whatever she brought would
almost always go uneaten, except the portion
ate by my uncle, who dipped some of it out if
he knew what was good for him. If you were
not alert and somehow managed to get some
of Aunt Soandso's food on your plate, you
would pay a hefty price.
.Later, Aunt Soandso would catch one of
us running through the house and she'd stop
the poor kid and give him a great big old
lady hug. Whoever the unfortunate young'un
was who got hugged by Aunt Soandso would
usually have to go outside and roll in the dirt,
or hug a bulldog, to get the Aunt Soandso
smell off. She used some kind of old lady
perfume and it was stroooooooong.
Aunt Soandso is gone now, and we all miss
her. But she gave some of us nightmares with
her food and hugs.
As much as Aunt Soandso was avoided,
Uncle Laughalot was loved dearly. Uncle
Laughalot had a million hilarious one-liners,
and he'd make you laugh until your side
hurt. His delivery was perfect; his timing was
impeccable.
You did not want to be out on the porch
with a glass of tea while Uncle Laughalot was
around. If you did, you could just about count
on that tea coming out of your nose at some
point. Uncle Laughalot would say something ,
funny about Aunt Soandso, or Aunt Hair
Rollers, who had hair rollers in her hair 24
hours a day, and tea would be running out of
every nose on the porch.
I don't miss the tea running out of my nose
- it kinda hurt and made a mess. But I miss
Uncle Laughalot. The world needs more like
him.
Later, we'd play football in the yard. One
year Cousin Butterfingers got hit in the nose
with a football, just like Marsha Brady did on
the Brady Bunch. Cousin Butterfingers' nose
swelled up like a banana, but we all told her
that it didn't look that bad. She was family.
You take care of family.
We laughed after she went inside though.
That nose was huge.
We would began to gather in the field
adjacent to the house as the sun went down. It
was time for the fireworks, provided by Uncle
Whatshisname. He would usually arrive at
some point in the day with firecrackers and
bottle rockets and all sorts of gun-powder
filled treats. This was back before fireworks
were legal in Florida, before you could
get them at just about any exit out on the
interstate. This made Uncle Whatsl4isname our
favorite.
We'd get out in the field next to the house
and shoot rockets up and be absolutely
fascinated. The conversation would usually
include something about how the celebration
of the newborn baby Jesus included fireworks.
Then a cousin would point out that Jesus was
born in a manger, and mangers have hay. And
the last thing you needed was a fire hazard
with the baby Jesus still in diapers. Then
we'd all nod our head and wait for Uncle
Whatshisname to light something else.
One year Uncle Whatshisname got into the
eggnog earlier in the day and then really put
on a show with his fireworks. A couple of us
got our heads buzzed by bottle rockets. Uncle
Whathisname was asked to tone down the
fireworks after that.
It was just as well. Some of the older
aunts and uncles began to get too old to
travel much. A few passed away. We cousins
got older too, and the lure of Christmas at
Granny's no longer had the same appeal.


I was reminded of those days recently as I
walked through the Oaks Mall in Gainesville.
There, in the cosmetics section of one of the
department stores, was the familiar scent of
a very distinct perfume. I lingered there for a
moment, smiling at a bittersweet memory of
Christmas past, when a North Florida family
gathered together each holiday season.


Obama's legacy is not growth, prosperity


By Terry Witt
Staff Writer

here's no doubt former President Bill Clinton
was a magnet for controversy. Mention his
name and the image that often comes to
mind for many people is his tubby temporary
mistress, Monica Lewinsky. His official legacy was really
about economics. We all had money during the eight
years Clinton was in office. The economy was strong.
His Democratic successor, President Obama, is
developing a legacy of economic misery. Most of
the American people are losing money in the Obama
economy. Few people have much confidence in the
President or the policies of the Democrat-led U.S.
Congress. /
Every time I think about the current economy, I am
tempted to write an angry column with exclamation
points after every sentence. That's how I feel about the
Obama economy. I am completely frustrated with his lack
of understanding about how to improve the economy.
Clinton's approach was quite a bit different than
Obama's. Clinton flushed the economy with money for
public spending projects, military projects, highway
projects, bridge projects, public housing, you name it. He
knew the private sector would thrive if public spending
was geared to job creation. Small contractors benefited
from local government contracts. Everyone benefited
during the Clinton years. More money circulated in the
Clinton economy because everyone had money:
When Obama attempted to do the same thing,
he grandstanded in front of television cameras and
announced his massive bailout programs for big
corporations and his $700-billion plus stimulus program
that didn't stimulate anything. The public spending was
not geared to job creation. It was aimed at throwing tax
money away on badly run corporations and offering local
governments a chance to compete for a limited number of
federal grants, assuming they could qualify.
With Obama's style of doing things, if a local
government wanted to tap into stimulus money it had
to fill out an application first and the projects had to be
shovel-ready. The message he sent to Americans was that
the program was limited, that small communities weren't
going to get much of the funding, and when the money
was gone, it was gone. There wouldn't be any more
giveaways. The primary side effect would be a larger
national debt.
Clinton was more subtle. Bills were passed as part
of the usual budget process to send money flowing to
every state in the union, every county in the union and
every city in the union. Small businesses had more
money and people were employed. Military submarines
and aircraft carriers were constructed. Roads were
built and resurfaced. Bridges were built. There was no
grandstanding. There was no need. People had money in
their pockets and Clinton knew it.
The opposite is true of the Obama economy. Few
people have money. Large metropolitan areas have
benefited most from the stimulus money because they
had shovel-ready projects on tap that were perfect for
the Obama system of filling out applications to take
advantage of the money. The Obama system was an
embarrassingly incompetent method of stimulating the
economy. It hasn't worked.
There is a general lack of confidence in Obama.
His popularity rating has dropped below 50 percent,
but I think those numbers are misleading. I think his
overall popularity with the American people may be
much lower. I think he may be extremely popular with
certain minority groups that keep his popularity numbers
abnormally high.
How could anyone keep a 50 percent approval rate
when the unemployment rate is hovering around 12
percent, when we are at war in two countries, and few
people have confidence in the government's ability to
bring about positive change. I don't think any reasonable
person could believe that those opinion polls have the
least bit of credibility, given the current dynamics of the
national economy.


I was talking to a fellow the other day with a
background in economic;. I told him the federal
government needs to do something to stimulate the
economy. I suggested major tax breaks for businesses.
He told me that many businesses are just hanging on by
a thread and wouldn't benefit from a tax break because
they still wouldn't be able to hire additional employees.
I was a taken back by the statement, but my
response was that someone has to do something about
the'unraveling economy. He agreed. Obama and the
Democrats control the presidency and the U.S. Congress.
I said the job falls on their shoulders. They need to
do something now rather than waiting for a political
miracle.
It has been disappointing to see Obama's style
of leadership in this recession. He pretends like the
recession doesn't exist, or if it does exist, he has
better things to do. Obama was able stabilize the big
mortgage banks on Wall Street as well as some of the
car companies like General Motors by giving them
large infusions of federal tax dollars. The Obama
administration crows about the fact that things might
have been worse without his intervention. I think the
claim is debatable at best.
The truth is that the faltering economy unearthed
huge weaknesses in our economic system. I am not
going to lay the blame at anyone's feet. Those problems
predated Obama. But my feeling is that the big real
estate banks probably should have been left to crash into
the dust. Saving them hasn't helped me and it hasn't
helped most of you. It has increased the national debt
and made a few tycoons on Wall Street even richer.
I am complaining about Obama not because of his
skin color or because he is a Democrat. I am a Democrat.
I still have a lot of friends in the black community. I am
complaining about him because he doesn't seem to have
a clue about how to end the economic recession. I am
beginning to think he is writing a new definition for an
economic recession. It probably says a recession doesn't
exist until the unemployment rate hits 25 percent. He
thinks that would leave him off the hook.
He and the Democrats in Congress have rushed
headlong into adoption of a national healthcare reform
bill at the same time they are trying to push "cap and
trade" legislation that would penalize electric companies
that generate power with fossil fuels. The Democrats
apparently are assuming that these programs are so
controversial that they would have to pass them now
when the Democrats control Congress or forfeit the
opportunity forever. They may be correct.
It seems to me a wiser course of action would be to
make permanent job creation in the private sector the
first priority of Congress and to shelve all this other
legislation. Private sector jobs fuel a strong economy.
When people have jobs and are confident they will keep
those jobs, they buy cars, homes, clothing and save
for the future. They are the good chemistry in a strong
economy.
Knocking down gasoline prices would be one of
several ways to ease the pain of the recession and put
more money in the pockets of small businesses and
the American people. As long as we continue to pay
more than $1.60 for a gallon of gasoline or diesel, the
economy won't heal. Gasoline prices need to remain
low on a permanent basis to give the American people a
chance to recover economically.
The Obama administration also needs to begin
flushing more money down the pipeline to small
governments that employ private contractors. Chiefland
would probably hire contractors to build a new public
safety complex if it had federal help. The county would
hire more private road contractors if federal money came
pouring into the county. In the private sector, people
would buy more homes if the economic incentives were
as high as $20,000 to build or buy a newly-constructed
home. The current incentives are far too small. The
failing construction industry nationwide is one of the big
reasons for the high national unemployment rate.

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The depths of Demcare Demagoguery


By Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate

How low can they go? The desperate
Democratic peddlers of a government
health care takeover
have proclaimed
an insurance "holocaust in
America" (Fla. Democratic
Rep. Alan Grayson), lambasted
conservative health care town
hall protesters as "political
terrorists" (Indiana Democratic
Rep. Baron Hill), sent SEIU
thugs to demonstrate outside
Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman's
private residence, and derided
senior citizens questioning
President Obama's fuzzy math
savings claims (California
Democratic Rep. Pete Stark: "I
wouldn't dignify you by peeing .
on your leg. It wouldn't be A'
worth wasting the urine.") Now, ,
Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid is leading them deeper into
demagogic mire. -,
. This week, Reid pummeled
opponents with the worn-out race card. Following
in the mucky footsteps of former President Jimmy
Carter (who blamed GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's
objections to Obama's policy deceptions on a
"racism inclination") and Jesse Jackson ("You can't
vote against health care and call yourself a black
man"), Reid likened Republicans who object to
socialized medicine to slave masters, enemies of
women's suffrage and Bull Connor.
Reid's rhetorical aim was worse than the
unhinged Minnesota protester who threw tomatoes
at Sarah Palin during a book signing and hit a police
officer instead. Splat.
Mustering up as much indignation as his taut
face could exhibit, Reid lectured those standing in
the way of Demcare: "When this country belatedly
recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those
who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down. It's too
early. Things aren't bad enough.'


"When women spoke up for the right to speak
up, they wanted to vote, some insisted, 'Slow down.
There will be a better day to do that. Today isn't
quite right.'
"When this body was on the verge of
guaranteeing equal civil rights
to everyone regardless of the
color of their skin, some senators
resorted to the same filibuster
threats that we hear today."
It was the GOP that fought
slavery and the Democratic
Party that battled to preserve
it. It was then-Democrat Strom
Thurmond who led the civil
rights filibuster that Reid tried to
lay on Republicans. And it's the
Democratic Party, not the GOP,
/ that boasts ex-Klaisman Sen.
Robert Byrd among its senior
0' leaders. But don't confuse Reid
with history while he's chasing
Republicans around with his
"RAAAACISM!" stamp.
The more the American public
learns about the choice-limiting,
''. Y debt-exploding, bureaucracy-
multiplying health care takeover,
the more opposition increases. And the more
unhinged the Democratic majority and its supporters
get. /
There is now a $200,000 "bounty" on the head
of U.S Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue.
Left-wing activist website "Velvet Revolution"
published a want ad this week with Donohue's
picture on it, soliciting information leading to "the
arrest and conviction" of the business leader for
"opposing progressive initiatives." The witch-hunt is
targeting Donohue for his outspoken criticism of the
costs and impact of the Dems' health care legislation
on small businesses across the country.
Such reckless propaganda accusing opponents of
"criminality" isn't limited to nutroots publications. In
the august pages of The New York Times last week,
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof
titled his universal care manifesto, "Are We Going
To Let John Die?" Kristof elevatediunemployed


Oregon sawmill worker John Brodniak, 23, as the
Demcare poster child. Reportedly diagnosed as
having a cavernous hemangioma, a neurological
condition, Kristof bemoaned: "Without insurance,
John has been unable to get surgery or even help
managing the pain."
An emergency room asked Brodniak not to return
without insurance, Kristof claims (a practice that is
prohibited by federal law). No doctor would treat
him, Kristof reported (get your grain of salt ready).
Isn't it "monstrous," Kristof concludes (hanky alert),
"for politicians to avert their eyes, make excuses and
deny coverage to innumerable Americans just like
John?"
Ready for the punch line? Brodniak not only has
coverage through Oregon's Medicaid program, but
has also been a patient at the prestigious Oregon
Health and Science University in Portland (a safety-
net institution that accepts all Medicaid patients)
for the past three weeks -- a fact Kristof either
deliberately ignored and suppressed from readers or
didn't bother to find out before publishing his screed.
In other words, Brodniak was already being
treated and cared for by a top-notch neurologist
under our existing health care system when Kristof
came along to scream at Congress for letting him die.
Kristof's tale follows on the heels of at least two
dubious horror stories disseminated by President
Obama. In September, Obama told of Illinois cancer
patient Otto Raddatz, who supposedly died after
he was dropped from his insurance plan when his
insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the
patient hadn't known about. The truth? He got the
treatment he needed in 2005 and died just this year.
In another case, Obama claimed, a woman with
breast cancer lost her insurance because "she forgot
to declare a case of acne." In fact, she failed to
disclose a previous heart condition and did not list
her weight accurately, but her insurance was restored
anyway after intense public lobbying.
But why-bother with troublesome facts? In the
insatiable pursuit of government control, truth and
rationality are the first casualties.
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.


Jobs? Or snowjobs?


By Thomas Sowell
Creators Syndicate


talking about the jobs his
administration is "creating"
but there are more people
unemployed now than before he
took office. How can there be more
unemployment after so many jobs have
been "created"?
Let's go back to square one. What
does it take to create a job? It takes
wealth to pay someone who is hired, not
to mention additional wealth to buy the
material that person will use.
But government creates no wealth.
Ignoring that plain and simple fact
enables politicians to claim to be able
to do all sorts of miraculous things that
they cannot do in fact. Without creating
wealth, how can they create jobs? By
taking wealth from others, whether by
taxation, selling bonds or imposing
mandates.
However it is done, transferring
wealth is not creating wealth. When
government uses transferred wealth to
hire people, it is essentially transferring
jobs from the private sector, not
adding to the net number of jobs in the
economy.
If that was all that was involved, it
would be a simple verbal fraud, with no
gain of jobs and no net loss. In reality,
many other things that politicians do
reduce the number of jobs.


Politicians who mandate various
benefits that employers must provide for
workers gain politically by seeming to
give people something for nothing. But
making workers more expensive means
that fewer are likely to be hired.
During an economic recovery,
employers can respond to an increased
demand for their companies' products
by hiring more workers-- creating more
jobs-- or they can work their existing
employees overtime.. Since workers
have to be paid time-and-a-half for
overtime, it might seem as if it would
always be cheaper to hire more workers.
But that was before politicians began
mandating more benefits per worker.
When you get more hours of work
from the existing employees, you don't
need to pay for additional mandates, as
you would have to when you get more
hours of work by hiring new people. For
many employers, that makes it cheaper
to pay for overtime. The data show that
overtime hours have been increasing in
the economy while more people have
been laid off.
There is another way of reducing the
cost of government-imposed mandates.
That is by hiring temporary workers, to
whom the mandates do not apply.
The number of temporary workers
hired has increased for the fourth
consecutive month, even though there
are millions of unemployed people who
could be hired for regular jobs, if it were
not for the mandates that politicians


have imposed.
Economists have
long been saying that -
there is no free lunch,
but politicians get
elected by seeming to
give free lunches, in
one form or another. .
Yet there are no magic
wands in Washington
to make costs
disappear, whether O
with workers or with
medical care. We just
pay in a different way,
often a more costly
way.
Nor can these costs
all be simply dumped
on "the rich," because there are just not
enough of them. Often people who are
far from rich pay the biggest price in
lost opportunities. A classic example is
the minimum wage law.
Minimum wage laws appear to give
low-income workers something for
nothing-- and appearances are what
count in politics. Realities can be left to
others, so long as appearances get votes.
People with low skills or little
experience usually get paid low wages.
Passing a minimum wage law does
not make them any more valuable. At
a higher wage, it can just make them
expendable. Raising the minimum
wage in the midst of a recession was
guaranteed to increase unemployment
among the young-- and it has.


None of this is
peculiar to the current
administration.
The Roosevelt
administration created
huge numbers of
government jobs
during the 1930s-- and
yet unemployment
remained in double
digits throughout
FDR's first two terms.
Constant
government
>- - experiments with
. new bright ideas is
S". another common
� , . feature of Obama's
"change" and FDR's
New Deal. The uncertainty that this
unpredictable experimentation generates
makes employers reluctant to hire.
Destroying some jobs while creating
other jobs does not get you very far,
except politically. But politically is
what matters to politicians, even if their
policies needlessly prolong a recession
or depression.
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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Witt, from Page 9A
The Obama administration and the
Democrat-led Congress need to view the
current economic conditions as a national
emergency and take action to kick start
economic activity instead of promoting
programs that make little economic sense in a
recession.
Obama should give former President
Bill Clinton a call to get some advice. When
Clinton left office the economy was enjoying
a federal surplus rather than a deficit and
there was talk of buying down the national
debt and increasing the stability of Social
Security. In the first 11 months of the Obama
administration, the recession he inherited has
grown far worse, the unemployment rate has
worsened, and there is a sense of hopelessness
in the private sector that the nation's chief
executive and his cronies in Congress don't
have an economic clue.
I welcome the President to prove me
wrong.
But please do it soon!






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Letter to the Editor


Despite the day beginning with bad weather, by noon we
had bright and sunny skies for the Chiefland Christmas and
Winter Festival of 2009. For the troopers that dared the early
morning weather, we applaud your dedication to this event.
Even with the weather, our attendance exceeded over 1200,
with even some people pulling up a chair to stay and watch
the SEC game.
It takes a enormous amount of people to put on an event
like this, and we hope each of them will accept this letter
of appreciation. Because we charge no admission fee, their
volunteerism and generosity are essential to making it happen.
To these special people: God bless you. You brought this
year's festival theme, "A Storybook Christmas" to life, and
into many lives. Thank you.
There were door prizes and drawings galore, with two
lucky children winning a bicycle. We had enough crafts
and novelties to make a good dent in anyone's Christmas
shopping list. We had many activities for all to enjoy. There
were bounce houses, face painting and games for the little
ones, and elephant rides for the more daring.
The entertainment was as diverse as it was captivating.
The stage hosted our local musicians, storytelling, tots
dancing, choirs, and others.. The food was plentiful with hot


chocolate or coffee to warm cold hands and wonderful chili
or Brunswick stew to warm the tummy. Hot dogs, funnel
cakes, home-baked goods, chicken dinners, an egg wrap or
even Jamaican style food were offered to all.
There were more parade entries than ever before, and more
care put into their decorating and lighting. The Christmas
spirit radiated from bicycles and horses, airboats, floats, and
fire engines.
Post-parade celebrations with dance, music, and song
created more magic and memories thanks to the thousands of
white lights woven through the trees, and Santa in the gazebo,
hearing wishes.
To all attendees and spectators: Thanks for your support.
We hope you enjoyed it, and welcome your feedback. To the
critics: Thank you for your interest and we'll see you out
there next year, hands on.
And to all Chiefland area residents: On behalf of the
Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, may you
have the best of the season, the merriest Christmas, and a
happy and healthy new year.
Michele Bell, Executive Director
Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce


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nee River adjacent to the boat flardeetown on torner lots. DW MH in Frwler's Bluff, 233 41- acres with access right
ramp. 3 BR, 3 Bath frame home Wrap around porches. parlor, Have your own private boat . on SR 24. Complete with small
plus 4 efficiency rental units. 3 BR. 3 Bath and more. Total launch and small dock on the bunkhouse, food plois, shooting
Great investment potential. of 14 lots included in price of canal. Great weekend retreat! houses, small fish pond and
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27888 US 19 Old Town 542-1111
Brad Smith - Licensed Real Estate Broker bsgmac.com


SUWANNEE - Totally renovated
with top of the line amenities! Large
boathouse; seawall on deep canal &
much more! $319,900 761339
Call Michele Boyer Realtor 207-1838


HORSESHOE BEACH - Fully
furnished including Wellcraft boat!
Open views, walk to beach, orange
tree too! Must see! $198,000 760759


TRENTON- Large 2004 5/2 with
over 1700 sq ft of living on 5 acres.
Nice country living with lots of space
in & out to enjoy! $109,999. 761530


WILLISTON -Well maintained 3/2
CBS on 1.4 fenced acres. New roof in
2008 & updates too! Lots to see, take
a look today! $152,000 760945
Call Wendy Buell Realtor 572-3679




WILLISTON - 3/2 roomy &
updated DWMH on 19+ acres
with 12 stall barn, tack room, arena
& paddocks! $179,000 760618


WILLISTON - Beautiful 4/2
features formal DR, luxury master
bath, large screened back porch,
over 2000 sq ft! $249,000 761716


TRENTON - Wow! $69,900 Huge
4/2 on on lovely.70 acre with paved
road frontage. Fireplace, skylights,
new septic & well too! 761285
Call Brad Smith Broker 221-5256




BELL - Brick 3/2 on I acre
features large living room, separate
dining room, 3 car garage & in "A"
school district! $135,000 757469


CHIEFLAND - Immaculate 3/2
concrete block stucco furnished
home on 5 acres in a beautiful set-
ting! $178,000 760168


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lot. This home offers a handicap ramp, enclosed
and covered porches, and a shed for your tools.
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a split floor plan. $48,500 (LMH-758104-MKH)
352-493-2221


FANNING SPRINGS - Immaculate 3/20W
MH on 1 acre. Home features large kitchen, split
floor plan, covered front porch, attached carport.
Outside there's a huge metal garage with RV
parking and workshop space. $149,000 (LR-760972)
352-493-2221


BELL - Beautiful Suwannee River Home. This
home has over 2400 SF, wrap ioound covered
� porches, fenced yard, 2 car attached garage, floating
dock, wood walls, tile counter tops, new paint, &
more. Seller is willing to look at reasonable offers.
5315,000 (6W-759035-JW) 463-6144


CHIEFLAND - 3/2 OW MH beautiful lacre lot
with huge oaks. Features indude split floor plan,
breakfast bar, enclosed porch, fen(ed pool, 2 car
carport and utility sheds. Located on a paved street
with an easy commute to Chlefland or Cedar Key.
$64,900 (LMH.761455-MKH) 352-493-2221

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BRONSON- uaint 21.5 she built home on 4+
Acres. Home features a bu(k stove, comfortable family
room, large screen porch, storage buildings, and a yard
filled with fruit and nut trees. Qukk trip to Bronson,
Williston or commute into Gainesville or Ocala.
$164,500 (lR-761778-MKH) 352-493-2221


CHIEFLAND- Amazing working horse farm with
3/3 home and gorgeous 14+ aes. This beautiful
home was built with attention to detail, On the
exterior you'll find pastures, an 8 stall CB horse barn,
horse walker, lighted riding arena and a round pen,
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OLD TOWN -What started as a MH and
is evolving into a lovely ranch style home with
cypress board walls and cabinets, screened porth,
decks, updated bath, and a 24X54 barn. Close to
the Suwannee River and boat ramp $119,500.
(DMH-760869-W) 352-469-6144




BRONSON' 2-story, 2/2 home located on 40
Aoes. Has an efficiency apartment/game room.
Home needs a little TLC. Gorgeous granddaddy
oaks, with remainder in fenced pasture, ponds and
woods. Large pole barn, very private and secluded.
$237,000 (LR-761793-D) 352-493-2221
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10 acres scattered with trem. Home haswrap around
porches, stone fireplace, slate tile and heart pine
floors. Awesome kitchen with granite counter tops
and stainless steel appliances. A must see! $399,000
(LR-760887-MKH) 352-493-2221

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SBR/gBA DW/MH - 1990 HOMES OF MERIT - on I..8 acres on corner of two paved roads in Fanning Springs
area, walk-in closets, wood burning fireplace, 4 storage bldgs, covered front porch, enclosed back porch, 2 dbl carports,
room to park RV or boat. Being sold "as-is," Bring offers. $99,500 MLS 761721
NICE LOT IN GOOD LOCATION - Fanning Springs Annex.0.7 cleared and mowed. Older Mll on lot but never set
up with utilities and needs work.. Power pole on property is not active. No septic or well. $0,000 MLS 761603
2008 SITE BUILT HOME - on to acres MOL in Dixie County Lots of space fbr parking boat, RV, etc. flame is luilt
toward back of acreage, secluded from main road. Trees left in front. $250,000 ML4S 761370
NICE sBR/2BA DWMTH ON 2.5 ACRES- Cleared around mobile. Circular drive in front. Wheelchair ramp. On
paved road. Only short distance to boat ramps on Suwannee River. $79,900 MLS 761199
MOBILE HOME AND 2.86 ACRES - Single-wide mobile home with additions and roof-over on .t�w acres $55,900
MLS 760388
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100 Miscellaneous
105 Personals
110 Lost ' Found
115 Notices
125 Services
130 Free
135 Volunteer Opportunity
140 Announcements
145 Entertainment
150 Musical Instruments
155 Schools & Instruction
200 Employment
210 Help Wanted - Full Time
240 Help Wanted - Part Time
245 Work Wanted
300 Rentals
308 Apartments for Rent


310 Houses for Rent
315 Mobile Homes for Rent
320 RV Rental Lots
330 Commercial Property for Rent
340 Rooms - Room-mate
345 Wanted to Rent
400 Real Estate
405 Condos - Apartments for Sale
410 Houses for Sale
415 Mobile Homes for Sale
435 Commercial Property for Sale
440 Vacant Lots for Sale
445 Wanted to Buy
500 For Sale
505 Antiques
510 Auctions
515 Yard Sale


520 Building Materials
525 Appliances
530 Guns
535 Pets & Animals
540 LiveStock
545 Good Things to Eat
550 Farm Products
555 Automobiles
560 Estate Sale
870 Swap, Barter or Trade
600 Recreation
605 Boat & Marine
610 Campers, RVs ' Trailers
615 Motorcycles & ATVs
700 Farm
705 Farm Equipment
899 Bids
900 Legals Ch(


' 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
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Lost a Found ( Services

LOST SPANIEL, FEMALE,. 352-528-0778
BLACK/WHITE with short Willistonstorage.com
haircut. Lost in Rock Bluff 507 SE 6th St
area on Sunday, Nov. 22, 1/13AbJf1/14
2009. She is on heart medi-
cation for arrhythmia. Re- CUSTOM DECKS, PORCH-
ward - $300. Please call ES, ROOF REPAIR, Vinyl
386-935-4313. tfnAfJftfn Siding, Soffit, some remodel-
...... .. ' ing, also Outdoor Furniture,
Services swings, rocking chairs, picnic
tables. Rocking Horses. Call
POOL CLEANING: A-1 John L. Colson at 352-949-
POOLCLEANING SERVICE, 0335. 12/23ApJf12/24
above-ground & in-ground ---
pool services. Above-ground ENGEL'S SMALL ENGINE
installs. Pressure treated REPAIR - We service,
decks. Honest & Affordable, sharpen, and repair. In-
serving the Tr-County area. home repair available. Doing
Call for FREE consultation/ business for 30 years.. Call
estimate. Residential & Com- 352-493-9361 or 490-1591.
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578-5096
498-3038
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most parts
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$20 pickup
able. Willis
528-6987.

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experience
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CARLISLE
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5pAJf ELECTRICIAN SERVICES

CLEARING/SITE - 15 years experience; li-
ackHoe, bush-hog- censed & insured. New Con-
a-rock driveways, struction, Remodel, Service
at-rokes & reason- work. Mobile home hookup,

No job too small residential and commer-
g. 352-221-5503. cial. Call 352-538-5435.
g. 352/17 1/6AfJf1/7

RD BOUND RE- AFFORDABLE HAIR
STUDIO - 16 SALON - Hitchcock's Plaza
riding; buy & sell in Old Town. Haircuts, $10;
track recording, buy & sell shampoo & set, $10. Walk-
track recordings - use inswelcome. Stylists-Paula
singer our musicians & Samantha. 352-542-2700
0140 or (352) 284- 12/30ApJf12/31
fformation and ap- 0 Volunteer
1/13ApJfi/14 Opportunities
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iMALL ENGINE FLORIDA'S LONG-TERM
40 years experi- CARE OMBUDSMAN PRO-
gs & Stratton war- GRAM needs volunteers to
ster Service Tech- join its corps of dedicated
75 NE Hwy 349, advocates who protect the
n. 352-542-8480 rights of elders residing in
12/24 nursing homes, assisted liv-
ing facilities and adult family
iHEDS, SHEDSI - care homes. The program is
'em. Best price in comprised of 17 local coun-
;-493-0345. Joe's cils throughout the state,
Service. Credit and each council is seeking
Dpted. tfnApJftfn additional volunteers to iden-
tify, investigate and resolve
PUMP SERVICE residents' concerns. All inter-
drilling, 2" & 4" ested individuals who care
mp & Tank sales, about protecting the health,
& Repairs. Com- safety, welfare and rights of
ter Conditioning, long-term care facility resi-
iron, sulphur re- dents who often have no one
water softeners, else to advocate for them are
FREE WATER encouraged to call toll-free
S. Financing (888) 831-0404 or visit the
Call' cell-352- program's web site at http://
or office-352- ombudsman.myflorida.com.
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ATV PARTS, RE- Instruction
,LES: We can get QUEST TRAINING
for Chinese ATVs Next CNA class- Jan 4th
FREE estimates. Night Class Jan.19th
up/delivery avail- Jobs Await!!
ston Sports (352) We also teach CPR.
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12/30AbJf12/31
IAN - 25 years 12 e a te
e. All types n Help Wanted
entry, roof repair, Full & Part Time
washing, paint- NEED EXTRA CASH TO
interior/exterior. PAY HOLIDAY BILLS? Sell
count for senior Avon. $10 to start. Earn 40%
352-949-9330. on first four orders. START
12/10 TODAY! Call Pam at 352-
538-1845 tfnApJf
FENCE EN-
ES - 18 years ----
B. Best Prices for NEWSPAPER/ADVERTIS-
y fences - guar- ING ASST. GRAPHIC DE-
352-284-7081 SIGNER WANTED
12/17 Primary duties include de-
--.......... signing ads -as well as some
N - THE SKINNY newspaper pages- for the
Antiques, furni- Levy County Journal and Tri-
nces, and MORE. County Advertiser. We are
nces, and MORE. looking for someone who is
between Bronson proficient with InDesign and
n on Hwy 27A- . Photoshop, and understands

at 352-577-4193. how to prepare files and pho-
12/1 tos for print. Professionalism
STREESERVICE: and personal responsibility
TIMATES. Trim, are a must. Good teamwork
ITIMATES. Trim, skills with a can-do attitude
ve, bucket truck,
per, stump grind- are essential. Web skills
$10/ydper, stump grind- and a sense of news hier-
4$10/yd, insured archy are welcomed. Full-
408 2/7ApJf2/18 time position with benefits.
Candidates should send re-
)ER STORAGE sume and cover letter with
ONLY $59/mo recent work to Linda Coo-
iate ControlleA per, Levy COunty Journal,
as to choose from P.O. Box 2990, Chiefland,
FL 32644-2990 or email to


Help Wanted
sFull & Part Time
lcooper@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

DRIVER WANTED - must
have car to take person
to doctors, grocery .shop-
ping, etc. Call 352-486-
1304 or 352-870-6109.
12/23ApJfl2/24

(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
(3 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

310) 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
� Mobile 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.
12/16ApJfl2/17

@ ) 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 %/ 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
1/13ApJf1/14
Mobile Homes
For Sale
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-
5026. 12/31ApJf1/1

TRI-LEVEL MH W/LARGE
MASTER BEDROOM, 3.
small bedrooms, 2 1/ baths;
remodeled throughout.
$45,000.00, 6 miles west
of Williston. Call 352-528-
5498 or 352-239-7784.
12/23ApJrl 2/24

ACRE-PLUS W/DW IN LA-
FAYETTE COUNTY ON
LAKE: Double carport, 2 stor-
age buildings. 352-463-7011
or 386-590-2354 or 386-590-
2353. 12/23ApJf12/24
Vacant Lots For
Sale
WILLISTON HIGHLANDS
INIT 7: 5 acres $55,000
OBO; 7 2 acres $70,000
OBO; 1 � acre $14,000


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OBO; % acres lots $9,000
each. Owner financing - 352-
215-8381. 12/16ApJf12/17
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1- & 2-ACRE LOTS: Owner
finance, easy terms, low
down payment. Bronson/Wil-
liston areas. 352-472-4977.
12/20ApJf12/31

G Wanted to Buy

ABSOLUTE BEST CASH
VALUE PAID FOR COINS:
Private collector seeking
.U.S. coins and currency,
older varieties, copper, sil-
ver, nickel and gold. For per-
sonal collection; I pay more
than dealers.and pawn. Will
drive to you. (352) 949-1450
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JUNK CARS BOUGHT:
$100 - $150. Call 352-453-
7159 ffnApJftfn

I BUY GOLD! Any Con-
dition! 25507 US 19, Old
Town, Fla. tfnApJftfn

$$$ NEED CASH? Turn
your gold and silver into
cash. Top dollar paid! 352-
577-4414 or 352-577-4193.
Any hours, will travel to you.
12/16ApJf12/17

AUCTION PLANET
We buy full or partial
estates.
352-528-2950
1/6AbJf1/7

50 For Sale
DIXIE MONUMENTS- Serv-
ing North Central FI for over
a decade. Featuring beauti-
ful bronze, marble & granite
monuments in many colors &
styles. Choose from 100's of
designs or let us custom de-
sign any idea you may have!
We have the latest technol-
ogy in laser etchings & can
also inscribe final dates &
lettering at the cemetery. Lo-
cated at 1471 NE 512 Ave.
(behind . McCrab church)
Hwy 349- 7 miles N of Old
Town, Open Tues-Fri 8-4
& Sat. 8-12 or call for after
hour's appt Toll Free 1-877-
542-3432 8/20/10

NEW MOWER & CHAIN
SAW PARTS: Stihl, Husqvar-
na, Ayp, Murray, Sears, MTD,
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County Judge Joseph Smith receives a retirement plaque from Eighth
Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Martha Lott and Court Administrator Ted
McFetridge.


County Judge Joseph Smith enjoys a moment with his v
bie, following the retirement party.


County Judge Joe Smith


showered with accolades


at his retirement party


Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Colleagues and friends of County
Judge Joseph Smith showered him with
gifts and compliments last week at a
retirement party celebrating his 16 V2
years on the bench and his dedication
to the people of Levy County and the
county itself.
His friends described Smith is as
fair and honest judge whose Christian
values continued to be a big part of his
personal life while working as a jurist.
They honored his dedication to his
family and his work as a Methodist lay
minister, and joked about his steadfast
loyalty to the Florida State Seminoles.
Smith, who friends say has never lost
the common touch as a judge, is still
called "Joe" by his close friends and is
considered a principled man with a high
degree of integrity by those familiar
with his work as a judge and with his
work in the community and church.
"I would say he is a friend of the
people," said Williston Town Council
President Debra Jones who has known
Smith since she was a child and
attended Williston High School the one
year Smith taught at the school. Jones
described Smith as a judge who has a
rare combination of talents, "the ability
to listen and be fair."
"I think we're going to miss him,"
she said.
Former Levy County Commissioner
Wilbur Dean said Smith is the same
man regardless of what role he may be
playing.
"He's the same wherever you
meet him," Dean said. "Whether he is
preaching, or he's on the street or in
front of the courtroom, he's still the same
man; he still has the same values."
Smith officially retires Dec. 31. He
will work part-time as a senior judge
in circuit and county court. The Florida
Supreme Court approved his status as a
senior judge last week. But he said he
wants to do "a bunch of things" other
than be a senior judge.
The retirement party at the Chiefland
Elementary School Cafetorium brought
nine other judges to Levy County,
among them Eighth Judicial Circuit
Chief Judge Martha Lott, who dressed
in garnet and gold, the official state
colors of the Florida State Seminoles,
just for the occasion.
Lott joked that she had to slip quietly
out of Gator. country in Gainesville to


avoid being seen in Seminole attire, but
she said the trip was worth it. She had
come to know Smith as a judge who
loves God, family, friends, colleagues
and also FSU.
"All the years I have been around
you, you have brought integrity,
intelligence and love," Lott said.
Other judges in attendance were
Circuit Judge Jim Nilon, a close friend
who sometimes travels and plays
golf with Smith and his wife Bobbie,
Circuit Judge Toby Monaco, retiring
Circuit Judge Stan Morris, Gilchrist
County Judge Ed Philman, a close
friend, Senior Alachua County Judge
Buck Curtin, Circuit Judge Stan Griffis,
Alachua County Judge Tom Jaworski
and Alachua County Judge Denise
Ferrero.
The Rev. Ronald Scott, pastor of the
True Gospel Mission, said Smith has
been a great religious man.
"He was always fair with everyone.
He really gave people a chance," Scott
said.
Scott's wife, Rutha, said a lot of
young people who got into trouble
and went to court were given a second
chance by Smith and were able to go
onto college.
"A lot of times we went to court,
Judge Smith would make a decision
and the young person would go on to
college," she said.
Levy County Commission
Chairwoman Nancy Bell said she has
known Smith since she came here 30
years ago.
"I've enjoyed his enthusiasm for the
Seminoles, his fairness and his love of
God," she said.
Philman said he and Smith have
become such close friends that they
call each other often to exchange ideas
or just to chat.
"If we haven't talked for two or
three days, one of us will pick up the
phone," Philman said. "He's a caring
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Smith himself closed the retirement
party by thanking everyone for coming.
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for his wife Bobbie, their children
Garnet and Scott, their grandchildren,
and the family of courthouse officials
and judges he has come to know since
taking the job.
"I'm going to miss a lot of it,"
Smith said. "But I'm going to enjoy
retirement too."


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the more than 350 guests attending the retirement party of County Judge
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Williston sends Suwannee County packing


Late 3-pointer gives


Lady Devils victory

Story and photos by Rick Burnham
Editor .

In its first trip to Williston as part of the newly formed District
5-3A, the Suwannee County girls' basketball team proved it
travels well. There were just as many Lady Bulldog fans in the - .
Williston gym Friday as Lady Red Devil supporters.
It didn't help though.
Williston came from seven points down in the second half to
win 34-31, improving to 4-0 in the district and 5-2 overall. Erica
Mason and Ericka Floyd scored a dozen points apiece in the win,
while guard Kae'etta Jackson connected on a pair of three-point
shots to finish with six. .
One of Jackson's long-range bombs - from the right side with
2:45 left in the game - provided the margin of victory for the
Lady Red Devils.
Robert Patterson's team turned up the defense in the fourth
quarter, limiting the visitors to only one point over the final seven
minutes of the game. Kristiana Evans got that point - on a free
throw with 1:38 left in the game. Evans led her team with 10
points in the contest.
Suwannee County struggled mightily on offense throughout
much of the second half, but Williston flourished, scoring on a
number of short-range shots created by Mason. She hit a 10-footer
at the 4:32 mark of the third quarter to make it 26-21 Suwannee
County, and then passed to Floyd on back-to-back shots moments
later to make it 28-26. Patterson said he stressed ball movement
at the half, and it paid off down the stretch.
See Lady Red Devils, Page 6B Suwannee County's Tiyrenee Riley (left) and Kemberlee Beaty double-team Williston's
Erica Mason Friday. Mason took the hard foul, but the Lady Red Devils won the game.


Red Devils take overtime thriller in Ocala tourney

By Rick Burnham
- - ___Editor


Williston's James Hunt gets ready to battle
for a rebound Saturday. (Rhonda Virden)


Williston got critical three-point shots from Kelcey Coleman and Jacques
Edwards in overtime to turn back New Port Richey Ridgewood 74-69 in the Tim
Brinkley Memorial Classic at North Marion High School Saturday.
With the win, the Red Devils improved to 6-0 on the season, while Ridgewood
fell to 4-3 with the loss.
The two teams finished regulation all knotted up at 62, and Williston immediately
took control, getting a couple of short-range jumpers from Isaac Floyd and the
three-pointers from Colemah and Edwards. Coleman also hit a two-pointer in the
overtime period.
Williston took a 15-12 first-quarter lead behind seven early points fr6m guard
Paul King, who hit a three-pointer, a two-point shot and two free throws. Four players
scored first-quarter points for Ridgewood, led by Charles Vasquez with five.
Ridgewood came alive in the second quarter to take a 34-31 lead. Charles Jones
scored 12 in the period to lead his team, including a three-pointer midway through
from the left side. Four other players scored points in the second period for the
Rams, including Emrah Hamz, who picked up four points and finished with 13
overall.
But the Red Devils came roaring back in the third period, getting 17 points to
take a 48-43 lead. King had five and Deonte Welch four for Williston in the third,
while Tony James and Coleman managed three apiece.
The Red Devils faded somewhat in the fourth quarter, allowing Ridgewood to
send the game into overtime. Five players scored points in the fourth for the Rams,
including Scott Kujak with six. Kujak, with a dozen points overall, was one of three
Ridgewood players to finish the game with double figures. Jones had 17 and Hamz
13.
Williston had four players in double figures. Floyd finished with 24, while Welch
had 18, King 12 and Edwards 11. James had eight, Hunt seven and Coleman six for
the Red Devils.


Chiefland boys, girls beat Bronson


'Pee Wee' leads boys
Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland's varsity boys' basketball team defeated
Bronson 56-36 Friday behind the play of ultra-quick
point guard Eugene "Pee Wee" Carter and center Bo
Beauchamp in the paint.
Carter finished the night with 25 points, 8 rebounds,
6 assists, 5 steals and four blocked shots. The shot
blocking occurred in the wild first half.
The 6-foot 4-inch Beauchamp scored 10 points
and collected 11 rebounds, but his stats do not show
his toughness in battling for rebounds with two bigger
Bronson men, Enrique Wiseman and Willie Ellison.'
The game was close in the first period when
Chiefland held a 10-7 lead, but Carter's shot-blocking
and steals in the second quarter opened up Chiefland's
fast break and expanded the Indians' lead to 10 points
at the half.
Chiefland used defensive pressure and the fast

See Indians, Page 2B


Girls get first win
Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Chiefland's varsity girls' basketball team beat
Bronson 48-32 for its first win of the season Friday,
and in the early part of the game it looked like they
might blow out the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the
first three minutes of the game before Bronson's Sarah
Trimm broke the scoring drought with a basket.
Bronson mounted a comeback in the third period,
but Chiefland was, able to get a couple of key defensive
stops by Janessa Barrios and Amie Biehl, which sewed
up the victory.
Jasmine Mitchell played well inside and led the
team in scoring with 16 points.
"She's only a sophomore, but she's got some real
potential if she decides to be a better player," said
Chiefland Coach Chris Wilson.
Wilson said Barrios basically got some big


See Lady Indians, Page 3B


Chiefland's Charlene Davis attempts to step
through through Bronson defenders Terra 4
McDaniel and Teasha Hinds.















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Bronson JV beats Chiefland with full court press


Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Bronson's undefeated junior varsity
team met its match Friday in Chiefland,
but the Eagles were able to use an
aggressive full court press to disrupt
the Indian offense and take a 51-42
win.
The Eagles were helped by the
four 3-point shots from Ben Landon
that gave Bronson the lift it needed to
overcome Chiefland's determination.
Bronson Coach Kenny Thomas
expected a better performance from his
7-0 team and didn't lavish them with
compliments afterward.
"We didn't play so good tonight and
we ain't got no traction," said Thomas.
"I think we came in a little too laid
back. We saw they had only five or six
guys and we didn't play hard until we
had to."
Bronson hit six 3-point shots.
Chiefland lost a couple of starting
players before Friday's game, leaving
them shorthanded.
Thomas felt his big man, Devaughn
Jenkins, didn't play well. He scored 3
points. One of the team's big problems
in the early going was that it wasn't
blocking out Chiefland players under
the basket and were giving away good


rebounding position.
Chiefland took a 5-0 lead in the
first three minutes of the game as the
confident Eagles missed three-point
shots from the outside. The Indians led
14-7 before Landon hit a 3-point shot
and followed a minute later with a steal
and a layup to close the gap.
Landon went to the line and hit one
free throw, but the second missed and
was put back for a score by Brandon
Allen. The Eagles trailed by a point.
Bronson tied the score at 20-20 with
1:38 left in the second period and
took a 26-23 lead into the half on 3-
point shots by Jason Sandercook and
Jenkins.
Bronson came out in the second half
with its aggressive full-court defense,
but Chiefland point guard Quinton
Henry was able to pull off some
Houdini-like escapes .with his high
ball handling when Bronson's athletic
guards trapped him at half court.
Henry stopped a scoring spree by
Bronson when he hit a jump shot to
cut the Eagle lead to 33-29. Tavoris
Richardson hit two free throws for
Chiefland to shrink Bronson's lead to
33-31.
But Bronson's relentless press began
to do damage. Bronson took a 37-31
lead largely on fast break points off


Bronson's Alex Bauder (3) battles with Chiefland's Kyle Schultz (15)
and Austin Sheffield (25) for control of a loose ball.


steals by guard A.J. Graham, Landon
hit another 3-point shot just before the
buzzer to extend Bronson's lead to 42-
35 as the third period ended.
The battle under the boards pitted
Jenkins and Sandercook against
Chiefland's Kyle Schultz and Austin
Sheffield. The fight for rebounds was
not for the faint of heart. Neither team
was willing to give ground. The big


men fought hard for every rebound
and scrambled for every loose ball,
entertaining the crowd on both sides of
the Chiefland gymnasium.
In the final two minutes Chiefland
was forced to foul to stop the clock.
Thomas scored the finaltwo points for
the Eagles on two free throws, leaving
the score 51-42.


Bronson girls middle school-JV scores victory over Chiefland


Story and photo by Terry Witt
Staff Writer

Bronson's feisty middle school
/junior varsity girls' team continued
their successful season Friday by
defeating Chiefland's junior varsity
29-23.
Alexis Jackson went on a 6-point
scoring spree for Bronson in the final
three minutes of the game to give the
Lady Eagles an 8-point lead and the
win. 4
Chiefland's Hayden Williams landed
a final shot for Chiefland to close the
gap to 29-23 but the Lady Indians, who
had kept the score close for most of the
game, ran out of time.
Coach Josh Hamilton said the Lady
Eagles forced several turnovers late in
the game that led to points and the win.
The Lady Eagles are actually a
middle school team with nearly all
middle school players, but Hamilton
said the school classified them as junior


varsity to give them more games.
Bronson is 5-1 with the win over
Chiefland.
The team has defeated the Branford,
Bell and Chiefland junior varsity teams
this season.
"We have a pretty good team this
year. We have a lot of athletic girls,"
Hamilton said.
The Lady Eagles suffered their
first loss of the season last week to St.
Francis, a private Catholic school in
Gainesville. The score was 31-26.
Scoring:
Bronson - Alexis Jackson 15, Jasmine
Parker 5, Deonna Hamilton 3, Brittany
Riley 1, Danie Williams 2 and Brianna
Williams 2.
Chiefland - Shyricca Bowers 7, Amber
DePew 6, Leashe Blaiscell 4, Fierra
Jenkins 2, Hally Hodges 2 and Hayden
Williams 2.
Scoring by periods:
Bronson 8-7-5-9 - 29
Chiefland 9-4-6-4 - 23


Indians, from Page 1 B


Unielrana's Snyricca Bowers Dattles witn a Bronson player as uniefT
land's Amber Depew (23) and Hayden Williams (24) await.


break to explode to a 32-16 lead early in same for the third and fourth quarters.
the third period. The Indians finished the But he did find a silver lining in their
period leading 43-23. second half performance.
But Bronson managed to bring "In the second half there was a chance
the game back under control in the for it to get out of hand. It didn't because
fourth period and virtually shut down they stepped up and battled," Haldeman
Bronson in the final two minutes with said.
an airtight zone defense that Carter and Haldeman, who is in his second
company could not penetrate without year at Bronson, said he has talked to
consequences. former Coach Kelly Beckham, a legend
Coach Mike Beck said the Indians in Bronson basketball history with
did a good job except in the final three more than 500 wins. He said Beckham
minutes when they got sloppy and let remembered taking over at Bronson after
Bronson back in the game. He said Carter the Eagles had won five district titles. He
was just his usual self. said Beckham remembered his first two
"He's really hard to defense. He's seasons at the school as,being not terribly
quick and determined," Beck said. impressive.
Beck said Carter's ability to dish the On top of everything else, Haldeman
ball off and assist other scorers on offense had hoped freshman standout Tavarius
is his favored style of play. Thomas would move up to the varsity,
Beck said he got a good game out of but he has decided instead to stay with
Beauchamp. the undefeated juimior varsity team for the
But he acknowledged it was a team remainder of the season.
win. Chiefland tends to play good team Haldeman acknowledges he has good
ball, which helps them overcome their talent, but the team has yet to put all of
lack of height. its defensive and offensive power into
"They are an unselfish bunch," he action from buzzer to buzzer.
said. "Pee Wee gets a lot of the headlines, The team also won't see any action
but they all do a great job." over the Christmas holiday. Haldeman
Beck was missing one key starter was forced to cancel the annual Christmas
for the game. The player was lost for Tip-Off Tournament when several teams
disciplinary reasons, leaving Chiefland dropped out.
with even less height.
For Bronson, it was another Chiefland scoring:
frustrating night for a talented team that Eugene Carter 25 points, Bo Beauchamp
* . : doesn't seem to be able to muster enough 10, Marquis Green 8, Tony Bennett 4,
. . scoring firepower to win games. Bronson Jal Minnifield 4, Des Jackson 2, Robert
nearly always keeps the scoring low with Haire 2 and T. Thompson 1.
. '- defense, but it hasn't shown the ability to Bronson scoring:
score well inside or outside. Zach Hamilton 10 points, Raymie Powers
"I told the guys in the locker room - 6, Enrique Wilson 6, Mike Sinclaire 4,
This is going to be one of those seasons; Matt Olavarria 4, Dustin Crutchfield
it's a test of character," Haldeman said. 2, Willie Ellison 2, Darius Thomas 1,
"If you don't have good character, it's Marvin Walker 1.
Bronson's Darius Thomas, guarded by Marquis Greene, looks for going to get worse." Scoring by periods:
teammate Zach Hamilton across court Haldeman felt the tea had a fairly hiefland - 11-12421-12 -56
good frst half, buelt he coulhad not sairly the Bronson - 7-7-7-15 - 36
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Taller Taylor proves too much for Chiefland


Story and photo by Rick Burnham
Editor

Chiefland's Nov. 10 game at Taylor County began
on a positive note, and ended on an even better one.
But in the middle, a taller and more physical Lady
Bulldogs' squad took advantage of the team from Levy
County, scoring 22 straight points en route to a. 64-30
win.
Madalyn McCray scored Chiefland's first two
points less than a minute into the game. Then the Taylor
County duo ofAmeashia Stephens and Kelsee Tucker
took over, scoring 17 of the next 21 points to give their
team a 21-2 first quarter advantage.
The Lady Indians fared better in the second quarter,
and it was point guard Charlene Davis who led the way.
Davis hit one of two free throws at the 5:18 mark, and
hit two baskets in the final minute as Taylor County
took a 33-9 halftime lead. Davis hit a 10-foot jumper
with 1:04 left in the half, and followed that up with a
layup at the 15-second mark.
Chiefland found its rhythm in the third quarter,
scoring 16 points on a variety of shots by several
different players. Janessa Barrios hit the first two - a
driving layup at the seven minute mark, and a three-
point shot from the left side with five minutes left.
Jasmine Mitchem converted two free-throw attempts
with 3:37 left in the third, and Davis scored the next
three points - taking a pass from Barrios and scoring a
layup with 3:22 left, and making one of two free throws
at the 3:01 mark.
Mitchem converted a three-point play with 1:49 left,
and Davis hit all three free throws after being fouled on
a three-point attempt with 18 seconds left in the third.
Several reserves saw action throughout the fourth
quarter, and Chiefland struggled to score as much as
a result. Mitchem scored on a layup following a nice
pass from McCray with 6:42 left in the game, and then
followed that up with a successful free throw less than
a minute later. Amber Richardson scored her team's
final points of the game on a layup with 3:50 left. With
that basket, Chiefland scored five of the game's final
nine points.


Chiefland's Charlene Davis (12) heads for a layup as Janessa Barrios (10) and Taylor Coun-
ty's Angela White (11) close in.
Stephens led all scorers with 28 in the game, to play hard each game.
while teammate Tucker finished with 17. Kia Fitchett "That is a very good basketball team," he said about
managed 11. Davis finished with 11 for Chiefland, the Lady Bulldogs. "I believe they are 7-1 after tonight,
while Mitchem had eight. Barrios finished with five, so they are one of the better teams in the area. We were
McCray four and Richardson two. right there with them for most of the game tonight. Our
Chiefland Head Coach Chris Wilson had plenty of girls played hard - as long as they do that I am not
.praise for Taylor County, adding that his team continues concerned about the final score."


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Matt Cowart of Chiefland killed this eight-point buck Thanksgiving week- Tyler Reec
end while on a hunting trip in Montana with his friend Dane Allen. Hammock.

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Dec 14, 2009


Bartow, FL - Tue, Dec 15, 2009 USDA - FL Dept Ag
Market News Monday's receipts at Arcadia (1097),
Lake City (474),.Ocala (586), Okeechobee (860), and
Wauchula (652) totaled 3,669 compared to 3,175 last
week, and 2,514 a year ago. Compared to one week
ago, slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to 3.00 higher,
feeder steers and heifers unevenly steady, replacement
cows poorly tested. 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
890-1185 1098 37.50-47.50
835-990 924 30.00-35.50
1305-1750 1566 45.00-48.50

Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
810-845 827 23.00-40.00
855-1135 988 28.00-40.50
1295-1485 1365 38.00-42.50

Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
1000-1485 1325 46.00-56.50
1500-1680 1590 44.00-58.00


Avg Price
42.28
33.08 LD
46.69


Avg-Price
31.92
34.46
40.33


Avg Price
50.36
51.59


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
205-245 221 126.00-150.00 139.42
255-295 275 117.00-142.00 127.61


300-335
350-395
400-445
450-490
500-525
550-565
620-630
655-690


113.00-129.0
105.00-118.0
94.00-109.00
90.00-101.00
82.00-96.00
84.00-85.50
74.00-83.50
69.00-71.00


Feeder Steers and Bulls Small 1-2


Wt Range
310-345
380-395
405-445
460-490
550-590


Avg Wt Price Range
329 90.00-110.00
386 82.00-102.00
427 75.00-97.00
475 72.00-89.00
577 75.50-79.00


0 121.09
0 110.58
100.16
94.13
87.83
84.76
77.13'
69.68


Avg Price
100.07
88.01
81.53
80.23
76.78


Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
220-245 236 107.50-128.00 119.38
250-285 262 104.00-120.00 110.46
300-345 332 87.00-116.00 102.7
300-345 325 71.00-80.00 76.36 BrahX
355-395 377 82.00-103.00 94.68
400-440 425 78.00-99.00 88.21
455-495 477 69.00-90.00 80.06
500-530 516 70.00-85.00 -79
555-590 572 69.00-78.00 72.02
600-635 616 59.00-72.00 66.55
750-795 765 62.00-65.00 63.37

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
210-240 220 102.50-112.50 108.55


260-285
300-345
350-395
400-440
455-495
520-525
550-585
600-620


Feeder Heifers Sma
Wt Range Avg
200-240 225
265-295 285
300-345 327
360-375 368
400-435 423
450-455 453


100.00-105.00
89.00-97.00
85.00-95.00
77.00-85.00
73.00-81.00
73.00-77.00
70.00-72.00
69.00-72.00

ill 1-2
Wt Price Range
70.00-100.00
70.00-100.00
74.00-95.00
70.00-84.00
65.00-78.00
66.00-73.00


Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-


Wt Range
210-245
250-295
305-345
350-395
400-445
450-495
530-540
565-575


Avg
228
274
324
368
419
469
537
570


Wt Price Range
80.00-112.50
85.00-96.00
80.00-91.00
70.00-85.00
66.00-77.00
69.00-75.00
65.00-66.00
65.00-69.00


Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2
Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range
940-965 957 50.00-55.00
1140-1170 1153 42.00-49.00
1220-1295 1262 40.00-45.00


I evy C'& oII ItI'N1SaIltwater and Freshwater T- U[6 ide


High/ Tide Height/ Sunrise/
Low Times Feet Sunset


High 1:03
Low 8:28
High 3:05
Low 8:09
High 1:42
Low 9:01
High 3:36
Low 8:47
High 2:20
Low 9:32
High 4:06
Low 9:26
High 3:00
Low 10:0
High 4:35
Low 10:0
High 3:41
Low 10:3
High 5:05
Low 10:5
High 4:27
Low 11:0
High 5:37
Low 11:4
High 5:21
Low 11:4
High 6:12
River Entrance


a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.
a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.
a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.
a.m.
3 a.m.
p.m.
7 p.m.
a.m.
4 a.m.
p.m.
1 p.m.
a.m.
7 a.m.
p.m.
0 p.m.
a.m.
3 a.m.
p.m.


3.8
-0.7
2.9
1.4
3.8
-0.6
2.9
1.3
3.7
-0.4
2.9
1.2
3.6
-0.3
2.9
1.1
3.4
-0.1
3
1
3.2
0.1
3.1
0.9
2.9
0.4
3.1


High 1:09 a.m. 3.3
Low 8:46 a.m. -0.7
High 3:11 p.m. 2.6
Low 8:27 p.m. 1.3
High 1:48 a.m. 3.3
Low 9:19 a.m. -0.6
High 3:42 p.m. 2.6
Low 9:05 p.m. 1.2
High 2:26 a.m. 3.3
Low 9:50 a.m. -0.4
High 4:12 p.m. 2.6
Low 9:44 p.m. 1.1
High 3:06 a.m. 3.2


Moon % Moon
Time Visible


7:20 a.m. Rise 8:19 a.m.
5:37 p.m. Set 6:44 p.m.


7:20 a.m.
5:38 p.m.


7:21 a.m.
5:38 p.m.


Rise 9:01 a.m.
Set 7:40 p.m.


Rise 9:39 a.m.
Set 8:35 p.m.


7:21 a.m. Rise 10:12 a.m.
5:38 p.m. Set 9:28 p.m.


7:22 a.m. Rise 10:43 a.m.
5:39 p.m. Set 10:21 p.m.


7:22 a.m.
5:39 p.m.


7:23 a.m.
5:40 p.m.


Rise 11:11 a.m.
Set 11:14 p.m.


Rise 11:40 a.m. 32


7:21 a.m. Rise 8:20 a.m.
5:37 p.m. Set 6:44 p.m.


.7:21 a.m.
5:38 p.m.


Rise 9:02 a.m.
Set 7:40 p.m.


7:22 a.m. Rise 9:40 a.m.
5:38 p.m. Set 8:35 p.m.


Fk:22 a.m.


Rise 10:13 a.m.


Date


High/ Tide Height/
Low Times Feet


20 Low
0 20 High
20 Low
Mon 21 High
21 Low
1 21 High
21 Low
Tues 22 High
22 Low
5 22 High
22 Low
Wed 23 High
23 Low
0 23 High
Withlacoochee River


Thurs 17
17
17
17
Fri 18
18
18
18
Sat 19
19
19
19
Sun 20
20
20
20
Mon 21
21
21
21
Tues 22
22
22
Wed 23
23
23
23


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
High


10:21 a.m.
4:41 p.m.
10:25 p.m.
3:47 a.m.
10:52 a.m.
5:11 p.m.
11:09 p.m.
4:33 a.m.
11:25 a.m.
5:43 p.m.
11:58 p.m.
5:27 a.m.
12:01 p.m.
6:18 p.m.
Entrance
1:10 a.m.
9:23 a.m.
3:12 p.m.
9:04 p.m.
1:49 a.m.
9:56 a.m.
3:43 p.m.
9:42 p.m.
2:27 a.m.
10:27 a.m.
4:13 p.m.
10:21 p.m.
3:07 a.m.
10:58 a.m.
4:42 p.m.
11:02 p.m.
3:48 a.m.
11:29 a.m.
5:12 p.m.
11:46 p.m.
4:34 a.m.
12:02 p.m.
5:44 p.m.
12:35 a.m.
5:28 a.m.
12:38 p.m.
61l9 p.m.


-0.3
2.6
1
3
-0.1
2.6
0.9
2.8
0.1
2.7
0.9
2.6
0.4
2.7

3.5
-0.7
2.6
1.3
3.5
-0.6
2.6
1.2
3.4
-0.4
2.6
1.1
3.3
-0.3
2.6
1
3.1
-0.1
2.7
0.9
2.9
0.1
2.8
0.9
2.6
0.4
2.8 ,


Sunrise/ Moon % Moon
Sunset Time Visible

5:39 p.m. Set 9:29 p.m.


7:23 a.m.
5:39 p.m.


7:23 a.m.
5:40 p.m.


7:24 a.m.
5:40 p.m.


7:18 a.m.
5:36 p.m.


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


Rise 10:43 a.m.
Set 10:22 p.m.


Rise 11:12 a.m. 24
Set 11:14 p.m.


Rise 11:40 a.m. 32


Rise 8:18 a.m.
Set 6:43 p.m.


Rise 9:00 a.m.
Set 7:39 p.m.


7:20 a.m. Rise 9:37 a.m.
5:37 p.m. Set 8:34 p.m.


7:20 a.m. Rise 10:11 a.m.
5:38 p.m. Set 9:28 p.m.


7:21 a.m. Rise 10:41 a.m.
5:38 p.m. Set 10:20 p.m.


7:21 a.m. Rise 11:10 a.m.
5:39 p.m. Set 11:13 p.m.


7:22 a.m.
5:39 p.m.


Rise 11:39 a.m. 32


102.95
93.04
90.73
80.5
76.27
75.66
70.97
69.99


Avg Price
.83.74
86.63
86.09
78.95
72.64
69.68

3
Avg Price
93.42
90.02
87.58
79.9
73.05
70.98
65.34
66.32


Avg Price
52.01
45.34
42.28


Date


Cedar Key
Thurs 17
17
'17
17
Fri 18
18
18
18
Sat 19
19
19
19
Sun 20
20
20
20
Mon 21
21
21
21
Tues 22
22
22
22
Wed 23
23
23
Suwannee]
Thurs 17
17
17
17
Fri 18
18
18
18
Sat 19
19
19


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The Levy County Journal levyjournalonline.com The County Paper, Est. 1923 Dec. 17, 2009 5B


Chiefland celebrates 2009 volleyball team

Story and photos by Terry Witt
Staff Writer;


The coaching staff of the Chiefland High School
varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams recognized the
efforts and talents of the players Tuesday at the annual
banquet.
Varsity Coach Tammy Arrington complimented the
girls on their 9-6 season and their work ethic.
"They were some of the hardest working girls I've
had," Arrington said.
Going into the season, Arrington said she knew the
season would be a success if the Lady Indians could beat
P.K. Yonge in one game.
"They gave me my wish; They beat them in one game,"
she said. "We nearly won the match."
Up until that point, Arrington said P.K. Yonge probably
looked upon Chiefland as just another practice game. She
said the Blue Wave will probably take Chiefland more
seriously in the future.
Based on statistics, Arrington awarded Taylore Fuller
the award for the MostAced Serves. Fuller often skimmed
the net with high velocity serves that were difficult to
return.
Kacey Miller, another power player at the net, won the
award for the Most Kills. She had 54 kills for the season.
Chrissa Morris won the award for Most Blocks. She
was the primary blocker at her position. She collected 36
blocks for the season.
Krysten Johnson won the award for Best Percentage
Serves. She was the player Arrington could depend on to
make the serve when it was really needed.
The Most Improved player was Shelby Mills. The 10th
grader moved up from junior varsity this year and showed
a big increase in her skill level.
Amie Biehl won the Hustle Award. The senior always
gave 110 percent in practice and in games. She was the
type of player Arrington looked to for leadership. Her
work ethic rubbed off on other players. She set the tone
for practices.
The Lady Indian Award went to Kaylee Ecker.
Arrington said in the past the award was often referred to
as the sportsmanship award. Arrington felt that Ecker was
a true team leader.


Chiefland Head Coach Tammy Arrington and her 2009 team: (1-r) Kacey Miller, Danielle Kearns, Shelby
Mills, Kaylin Hastings, Charissa, Morris, Amie Biehl, lesha Patterson, Kaylee Ecker, Taylore Fuller,
Krysten.Johnson, Maddie Rutkowski, TJ Arrington, Thais Pinto and Meagan Morgan.


Chiefland Head Coach Tammy Arrington and her 2009 seniors: (I-r) Danielle
Kearns, Charissa Morris, Amie Biehl, Kaylee Ecker, Krysten Johnson, lesha
Patterson, and Kacey Miller.


Best Serve Percentage
award winner Kysten
Johnson


Most Kills Award win-
ner Kacey Miller


From Fanning Springs to Louisiville - an Escapade!


Back in April, nobody had any idea that a feeder
steer from the Suwannee River Fair would be standing
in Louisville, Ky. in November ... well almost nobody.
Briana Bishop, of Trenton, took exception to the Grand
Champion Feeder Steer, shown by her sister Brandalyn,
and thought he might have what it took.
Brad Etheridge of Thomas Cattle Company allowed
Briana to buy the steer the day after the sale in Fanning
Springs. Briana said, "He was not out of our possession
for 24 hours." Larry Lindsey picked the steer up the
day after the sale and returned it to the Bishop girl's
house. The escapade was now on.
Briana had the disadvantage of trying to raise her
steer, named "Escapade," through the hot Florida
summer, trying to not only keep up his daily gain, but
also try to keep the good hair on him which makes him
look better and is a must when competing with steers
from all over the country. Briana used all the tricks in
her book and anyone else's she could find to make her
steer a winner.
Escapade rocked along all summer with seemingly
no problems. Then in early October he just stopped
eating and gaining weight, stalling at 1,170 pounds.
This is when Briana pulled out her book of tricks,
talking, begging and pleading him to eat. It worked,
Escapade grew to 1,270 pounds by the time they were
ready to leave for Louisville.
Briana and her fitter, Mr. Lindsey, headed off to
Louisville Nov. 12, stopping off in Tallahassee to help
her boyfriend, Josh Leverette exhibit his Angus cattle at
the North Florida Fair. Then it was on to Montgomery,
Ala. to her friend Dr. Robert Barlow's house to put
the steer up for the night. The next day, they headed
on up to Louisville with a lot of anticipation and little
expectations.
After they arrived in Louisville at the 36th North
American International Livestock Exposition, Briana
was in awe. The fairgrounds were huge, similar to
the size of the Houston Livestock Show she attended
last year, larger than any show she has attended in the
south. There were hundreds of show cattle all over
the fairgrounds. The North American International
Livestock Exposition, host to the Sale of Champions, is
the largest purebred livestock exposition in the world.
The two-week run of events in Louisville this year
attracted an estimated 200,000 visitors from the United
States, over 60 buyers from several foreign countries
and featured nearly 22,000 livestock entries.
On Saturday, Briana had to check in, weigh her steer
and ultimately declare his weight. Briaja said, "This
^ ^ -*


Briana Bishop (second from right) of Trenton and her feeder steer, Escapade.

Briana Bishop (second from right) of Trenton and her feeder steer, Escapade.


was the easiest show I have ever checked in at. They
weighed my steer in at 1,250 pounds, exactly were we
wanted him at, I declared that as my show weight, and
I was done."
Sunday was show day. Briana and her crew arrived
early, feeding, watering and washing her steer to prepare
him for the show. The show was to start at 1 p.m. and it
was posted that they would be in class three, ranging in
weight from 1,230 to 1,275 pounds.
After being craftily fitted by Mr. Lindsey and Robbie
Sands of Alachua, who also made the trip, Escapade
was ready for the show. After entering the ring, the
judge, Brad Winegardner, of Lima, Ohio, announced
that Escapade was the class winner. After hoping that
she would at least finish in the top half of her class,
Briana and her entourage were elated. She was in the
top nine steers at a National steer show.
Sarah Vickland of Longmont, Colo. out of class
seven was named Grand Champion and Kroupa
Sisters of White Lake, S.D., out of class four, was
named Reserve Champion. Although she wanted to
win, Briana realized what she had accomplished.
Unofficially, she had become the first ever class winner


at the N.A.I.L.E. from the state of Florida. Briana was
joined by her parents, Mark and Christel, and her sisters
Brandalyn and Bethalan, for this special event. Briana
had requested this trip as her graduation gift from her
parents. Christel said "This was better than sending her
to the Brahmans or some other trip. This is what she
loves and we are proud she did so well."
Through it all, Escapade has remained undefeated in
his class. In January he won his class with Brandalyn
showing him at the Purina Show in Fanning Springs.
He won his class and Grand Champion with Brandalyn
at the Suwannee River Fair in Fanning Springs.
With Briana at the lead, he won his class at both the
Columbia Classic in Lake City and ultimately at the
North American International Livestock Exposition in
Louisville.
Briana would like to thank all the people who made
this "Escapade" possible: her Mom and Dad, Brandalyn,
Bethalan, Nane and Papa, Larry Lindsey of Lindsey
Cattle Company, Robbie Sands, Jerry Wright, and Brad
Etheridge of Thomas Cattle Company. Without these
people it would not have been possible.


Lady Indian Award win-
ner Kaylee Ecker










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Lady Red Devils, from Page 1 B
"If we are patient on offense - working the ball and moving the ball around - it
will open up," he said. "We missed a couple of them, but most of the time, when
we get a good look at the basket, we can knock it down."
Down 28-26 at the start of the fourth quarter, Williston fell behind by four :
when Tiyrenee Riley hit a short jumper with 7:40 left. Mason then took over,
making back-to-back jump shots moments apart to tie it at 30 apiece. The score
remained that way until Jackson nailed her three-pointer to make it 33-30. The
teams traded free throws over the final couple of minutes - Evans made one for
Suwannee County, and Cinnemon Robinson connected for Williston.
With the win, Williston sits in the driver's seat for the district title. Patterson .
said Suwannee County is a good team, and will be waiting when the Lady Red
Devils travel to Live Oak on Jan. 8.
"They are a good ball team - and they have height on us," he said. "We felt like W
we had a chance if we could put some pressure on them. I think that is what we
will try and focus on doing next time."
Lateria Walker added three points for Williston, and Robinson finished with a
point. Hope Chambers had seven for Suwannee County, and Tottiyana Thomas
had six. I i n ,P
The Lady Red Devils have completed the 2009 portion of their schedule.
They travel to Newberry on Jan 5 before hitting the road for their rematch with
Suwannee County. They return home to face Santa Fe on Jan. 12.

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Community Events


Lou Reid and Carolina will be performing at H

Walk To Bethlehem, through Dec. 23
Walk To Bethlehem is a narrated interactive
journey, presumed to have been taken by Mary and
Joseph leading up to the birth of Jesus. It is located
on SR121 between CR326 and CR464, Morriston.
It is open every evening through Dec. 23 from. 7-9
p.m. and is FREE! All are welcome to come out and
stroll through the Christmas fantasyland, check out
the many displays, see Santa and enjoy refreshments,
in addition to joining a caravan on the journey to
Bethlehem. This annual event is sponsored by Living
Water Life Center, Morriston. For more information,
call Callie Fields at (352) 438-4545.

American Legion Post 91 dinner and meeting,
Dec. 17
To all the members of Post 91 of the American
Legion: A reminder about the post-Christmas dinner
and membership meeting to take place on Dec. 17
starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost of dinner will be at least $5
worth of food items to be donated to the Trenton Food
Bank and shared with the sheriff's food collection
efforts. Dinner will consist of ham, mashed potatoes,
* candied yams, salad, veggies, rolls and tea or coffee.
Members please bring a covered dish or a dessert to
share.
We'll hold a gift exchange and if you want to
participate, please bring a present (not more than
$10). The gift exchange is a lot of fun. The Legion
buckle will be raffled at this date. Come and join the
Legion in the celebration of this season. Bring your
wife and family and a friend.

American Legion Post 236 Jackpot Bingo, Dec.
18
The American Legion Post 236 of Levy County
will be holding their weekly Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m.
with dinner at 6 p.m. The Post is located at 9550
N.E. Hwy. 27 Alt. just southeast of Bronson. Phone
number is (352) 486-5003.

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


ardeetown Baptist Church Jan. 10.




lardeetown Baptist Church Jan. 10.


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 (352) 543-5567.
For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.
org.

Bronson "Small Town Christmas," Dec. 19
A "Small Town Christmas" will be presented
Saturday, Dec.19, outside the Bronson Sports
Complex. We will enjoy caroling with local area
churches, and then show the Christmas movie "Polar
Express." Admission is free, gates open at 5 p.m. and
the movie will start at 6:15p.m. This is something
the whole family can enjoy so bring your blankets
and chairs. And of course, Santa will be there too!

SHARE Distribution, Dec. 19
Distribution for SHARE Florida will be held this
Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. -10 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church in Chiefland.
SHARE gives you a great opportunity to stretch
your food dollars. All SHARE orders are pre-ordered
and pre-paid.
See the folks at SHARE or call 463-8804 for
further information.

Suwannee River Garden Club Christmas party,
Dec. 19
The Suwannee River Garden Club Christmas Party
will be held at 3 p.m. at Otter Springs Lodge Dec. 19.
Members are to bring a wrapped "white elephant"
gift (a treasure you'd like to replace with another).
Please bring fingerfood for refreshment. Call Barbara
for more information (352) 542-2855.

Touch of Class Trio schedule
The Touch of Class Trio announces their free
Christmas show schedule for December: 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@ce
nturylink.net

Manatee Springs moonlight paddle event, Dec. 28
The Department of Environmental Protection's


Manatee Springs State Park will host a moonlight
paddle event on Monday, Dec. 28, from 5-7 p.m.
starting at Manatee Springs State Park.
The moonlight paddle will be a guided canoe/
kayak tour on the Suwannee River. Participants will
learn about the history of the river while enjoying the
beautiful scenery by moonlight. The park's Citizen
Support Organization will provide a. short program
following the moonlight paddle. Light refreshments
will be served.
Participants should dress appropriately for weather
and bring drinking water and a flash light. For safety
reasons, please leave very young children and pets
at home. Participants can bring personal safety
equipment and a canoe/kayak or make a reservation
with Suwannee Guides and Outfitter for $10 by
calling (352) 542-8331. This program is free with
regular entrance park fees and if weather permits.
Formoreinformation,visitwww.FloridaStateParks.
org.

American Legion Post 236 meeting, Jan. 5
The American Legion Post 236 of Levy County
will be holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The
post is located at 9550 NE Hwy 27 Alt just southeast
of Bronson. Phone number is (352) 486-5003. All
veterans are welcome to attend. The post is starting
a Sons of the American Legion at this meeting. If
you are a male descendant, adopted son or stepson
of a member of the American Legion, or if veteran
died in service during WWI, WWII, Korean War,
the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama or the
Persian Gulf War or subsequent to their honorable
discharge shall be eligible for membership in the
Sons of The American Legion. If interested, please
give us a call and we will get you signed up. Under
21. years of age is $10 and over 21 is $30 per year.

Legion, Auxiliary, Sons host cemetery cleanup,
Jan. 9
The American Legion, Auxiliary and the Sons of
The American Legion will be hosting a cleanup at the
Bronson cemeteries. All members and their guests
who would like to get involved please meet at 9 a.m.
at the American Legion post. Lunch will be prepared
and served by the Auxiliary for all volunteers. Any
questions please call the post at (352) 486-5003.

Bluegrass Gospel concert, Jan. 10
There will be a Bluegrass Gospel concert
at Hardeetown Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. on
Sunday, Jan. 10. "Lou Reid and Carolina" will be
the performers. "Lou Reid and Carolina" are from
Union Grove, N.C. The band consists of Trevor
Watson on banjo, Shannon Slaughter on guitar, Lou
on mandolin and his wife, Christy, on bass guitar.
Shannon is a local boy, son of BR and Jennie Lou
Sharp. He resides in North Carolina, teaching,
coaching and making music.
You are invited to attend and hear a good message
delivered in song with some good bluegrass picking
and beautiful harmony. No admission. Hardeetown
Baptist Church is located at 1716 N.W. 14th St.,
Chiefland.

American Legion Post 236 Jackpot Bingo Jan.
15
The American Legion of Levy County will
be holding their weekly Jackpot Bingo at 7 p.m.
Dinner will be served by the Auxiliary at 6 p.m. for
$5. The post is located just southeast of Bronson at
9550 NE Hwy 27 Alt and the phone number is (352)
486-5003.


Movie Choices For Kids


THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
(Running time: 95 minutes)
Rated G
Starring Anika Noni Rose, John
Goodman, Bruno Campos

Wow! What a fabulous movie this
is! This creation is the coming together
of Pixar and Disney with the fantastic,
original music of Randy Newman. It
doesn't get any better than this for kids.
And adults, too. Finally - along comes a
terrific kid's movie for the holidays.
The story is the classic fairy tale with
a modem twist: Tiana is a poor girl from
a working African American family in
New Orleans at the height of the Jazz Era.
Her mother is a seamstress and her father
works hard, saving toward his dream of
opening his own restaurant. Tiana tags
along with mom when she measures and
delivers fabulous dresses to the rich girl
and her father who live across town.
Tiana's father dies in the war, so Tiana
works toward realizing daddy's dream of
having his own restaurant. Meanwhile,
a fabulous, irresponsible playboy prince
comes to town for Mardi Gras and gets
turned into a frog. She kisses him and
' also becomes a frog. Then they have a
great journey trying to get back to being


people again. Along this trip, they learn
much about each other and themselves.
The animation colors are so vibrant
they leap off the screen. The music will
have you dancing in your seat. The only
drawback is Shadow Man and the scary
creatures around him. The lively colors
and music lessen his sinister aspect.
But the shadows can creep out younger
children, especially those prone to
nightmares.
Even with that and a plot that younger
children may not understand, this is such
a huge, colorful production that you don't
want to miss it with your kids 6 and up.
There is the threat of violence, no sex and
no bad language. Do not miss this movie,
because though it will still be good on
DVD, you will miss the impact the big
screen has on the colors and action. It
is an amazing treat for the senses. I just
loved it, could you guess?

THE BLIND SIDE
(Running time: 131 minutes)
Rated PG-13
Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw,
Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates

What a fantastic, inspirational film
this is. And to top it off, it's not about a


dead person, it's not about an old man,
it's about a young man who is playing
rookie season football for the Baltimore
Ravens. I just saw him contribute to
an exciting overtime win for his team
Sunday night!
This story is about Michael Oher,
one of 13 children of a crack-addicted
mother and absent father. Michael had
been institutionalized, given up for
hopelessly stupid and left to fend for
himself on the streets of Memphis. One
cold night, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock)
and her family saw him wandering
around, looking for a warm place to
sleep. They took him in and changed his
life, while he changed theirs.
A local Christian high school took
Michael in. With the love and support
of this new family, Michael was able to
bring his D average up to a C an
What's' wonderful here is how the
story is told and how each hurdle is
jumped. There is some violence, no
sex and a little bad language. But this
heartwarming, true story should be
fine for kids 10 or 11 and up who can
understand the issues. This is a "don't
miss" movie. You'll stand up and cheer
for Michael Oher and his new family.


OLD DOGS
(Running time: 88 minutes)
Rated: PG '
Starring Robin Williams, John Travolta,
Kelly Preston

I was not expecting to like this movie,
but I underestimated the charisma and
chemistry of Robin Williams and John
Travolta. And the story was better than
expected, too. The story concerns two
middle-aged bachelors who have been
best friends and business partners for 30
years. They are just about to close the
biggest sports promotion deal of their
lives.
Out of the blue, Dan (Williams)
discovers that he has two 7-year-old twins
he knew nothing about. Neither Dan nor
Charlie (Travolta) is good with kids, so
when the kids get dumped in their laps
for two weeks, it turns their lives upside
down.
There is no violence, some sexual
references, some bathroom humor and
a little bad language. Old Dogs, a sweet
movie, is probably best for 'tweens who
love to laugh at adults messing up. See it
with them, because you can have a few
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Mentoring hunt helps youth retain culture


Submitted by Pam Darty
Refuge Ranger - Lower Suwannee
National Wildlife Refuge

The hunting culture of the south is
not nearly as strong as when I was a
young girl following my daddy like a
puppy through scrub, pine thickets, and
palmetto jungles. Back then, the woods
were full of hunters, Walker dogs, and
even horses (forerunner of ATVs). I
remember posing for photos with my
granddad in the mid 1950s with deer
and turkey strung out on the "dressing
line" after the day's hunt. Hunting was
more than taking game; it was time
spent bonding with Daddy and Papa
deep in the woods where adventure and
suspense awaited us.
One half century later, knowing a
harvest is needed to improve the health
of the herd, Wildlife Refuge managers
are eager to support hunting, yet the
number of hunters continues to decline.
Urban sprawl, computer games, and
anti-bacterial mania might be factors
that are affecting the hunting culture.
The Lower Suwannee National
Wildlife Refuge sponsors a free Youth
Hunt in December, at least two weeks


after the general gun season. Eighty-
five youth and their one-on-one
mentors signed up this year, the highest
number since the implementation of
the program. As fate would have it,
the weather was challenging on the
first day of the two-day hunt. Law
enforcement officer, Ken McCain and
I stood beneath the roof of the hunter
check station waiting on the first take
of the day, but the rain continued and
the deer laid low.
Untiltwo years ago,three generations
of Southern gentlemen continued the
hunting tradition by hunting together
whenever pQssible: Fifteen-year-old
Gunnar Courtney, his father Clifton,
and his late grandfather Clyde hunted
successfully from archery through
general gun season. This wet Saturday,
Gunnar and his dad pulled in saying
they'd seen nothing, but enjoyed the
time in the woods.
Jessie Miles mentored son Mason
even though rain was falling. John
Hammond from Pasco County brought
his two kids, one for each day of the hunt
and camped at a county campground
for the weekend.
As computer games and television


Gunnar and his father Clifton Courtney have participated in the Youth
Hunt since it began.


occupy our youngsters, and working
parents aren't able to spend much
quality time with their children, family
outdoor activities are rare. This past
weekend's young hunters and their
mentors arrived in the rain, set up their
stands in the rain, and bonded in the
rain - memories they will share for
decades to come.


Mentors dedicating time to instill
the sense of wonder for our priceless
natural resources are to be praised.
Whether hunting, fishing, or merely
walking the woods, this connection,
while strengthening family ties, will
create caring stewards of our public
lands, so memories are made for
generations to come.


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------- (before Dakota Winery)

PIN=E GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
16655 NW CR 339 . Trenton, FL . 352-463-2151 . www.pgbcfl.com
Sunday School...... . ...................... 9:15am Drn Grg Douglas, Pastor
Morning Worship... ............. ..... 10:30am Rev. Mickoy Whitley, Minister of
Evangelism & Youth
Evening Worship......... ......................6:00pm B Emanuel HarrisC Minister
We. Nh tdo........ . of Education & Children
Wed. Night KidM o....................................... 6:45am Chrle E Brock, Music Director
Prayer Meeting, Youth, College a& Career.....7:00pm Jared Douglas Collega & Career


Church events
The Old Town United Methodist Church and
the Chiefland First United Methodist Church
are combining their talents for a free community
Christmas Cantata. The first performance will take
place at Old Town United Methodist Church Saturday
at 7 p.m. and the second will be at the Chiefland First
United Methodist Church Sunday at 4 p.m.

The Williston Church of God invites you to join in
celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. The choir will be
presenting the Cantata, "Hallelujah, Jesus is Born!"
on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec.
20 at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 225 S.E.
4th St. in Williston. For more information, please
contact the church office at (352) 528-5982.


ElIzey United

Methodist Church

Corner of 336 & Hwy 24

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

Pastor Rob Doran


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BAPTIST CHURCH
5551 NW CR 336
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-1219
COME JOIN US!
Sunday School................ 10...........0 a.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


ronson Road Church
Located between Newbeny & Brvnson on CR 337
352-486-2898
Sunday School'for all ages @ 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship @ to:i5 a.m. and5 p.m.
Wednesday activities for children, youth &
adults includes pot luck supper @ 6p.m.,
Services @ 6:30p.m. - 7.3o p.m.

Pastor Andy Cook


First Baptist Church

511 N. Young Blvd. (US Alt. 27)
352-493-1481
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www.fbcChiefland.com
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Bible Study for all ages 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.


ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
CATHOLIC CHURCH-I
4050 N.W. Hwy. 27
493-1561 or 493-9723
Saturday Evening 5:30pmr
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 9:00am
Worship 10:00am & 7:00pm
Wednesday -
Worship 6:45pm
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RA/GA Childmrn's Progm 6:3opm
Full Throttle Youth 6:3opm
Pryer Hour 6:3pm


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


TRAINING UP A CHILD IN THIS DAY


Back when I was a kid we didn't have cable TV.
We had rabbit ears, and I was considered the remote
control. With enough tin foil, we might be able to
pick up all three channels. There were cartoons
on Saturday, and church broadcast on Sunday. At
midnight the National Anthem was played and they
shut her down.
I'm thinking maybe those were
the good old days of television.
Though I suppose it had its flaws
back then too. Those "Hee Haw"
girls were awful risque, and Buck
Owens would always be singing,
"Gloom, despair, and agony on
me." (Talking about a song you
don't want stuck in your head!)
Of course, then you had the soaps.
They brought more than their share
of unneeded drama into America's
households.
And let's not forget: Saturday
morning wrestling. (Or "rastlin"
as we called it in Mississippi) It But tAny
was there I experienced the first with (
ding in my armor of innocence.
I was just 4 years old, sitting
there all alone in front of my grandmother's big
console one day as the Saturday morning wrestling
came on. I'd never seen such. My jaw slung open like
a snaggled-toothed fly trap.
There was this good guy in a white hat, named
Cowboy Bill. He took to fighting this dark, seedy
character whose name now escapes me. Cowboy was
doing real good, until old seedy started cheating and
dug down into his trunks for a chain.
The referee must've been easily distracted, because
he missed the whole thing. Seedy wrapped that chain
around his fist and socked poor ol' Cowboy right in


the kisser! A few minutes later, when Cowboy Bill
got up off the canvas, he looked straight into the
TV camera and made sure they got a closeup of him
spitting out a handful of bl9ody Chicklets.
My breath escaped me. A wave of fear pounced
on my back. I ran into my Mimi's bedroom and hid
under her bed. I realize now it
was fake, but that day I laid there
until I cried myself to sleep.
I was reminded of this the
other day while I was at a kid's
birthday party. Three older little
boys were herding up together
and whispering with such goggle-
eyed passion I purposed to ease
closer and get in on the big
secret.
"I snuck up behind this guy
and put the gun against his head
and blew it clean off," the one
was saying. "There was blood
spurting everywhere!" They all
" *y* laughed.
uy skhe& 4 Now my eyes were goggled.
I must be overhearing some sort
of awful confession. Another kid
responded with an equally gruesome tale. I wanted to
run and hide under a bed somewhere! Then it dawned
on my lightning-fast mind, these young tuffs were
just talking about their exploits on a video game.
You may call me old fashioned, but I say,
"SHAME!" Shame on us as a society for producing
such violent garbage for our children. Shame on us
as parents for not nurturing and protecting them from
it. Do we really need a cheap babysitter so bad that
we would allow their little hearts to be conditioned to
such brutality?
Paul exhorted us- (Finally, brethren, whatsoever


things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are
pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things
are of good report; if there be any virtue, and ifthere
be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
KJV) Wouldn't that principle apply to our kids?
I've heard the tortured arguments about how we
have to prepare our children for the "real" world.
Well, I know the Creator of the real world, and He
says- (Train up a child in the way he should go: and
when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs
22:6 KVJ)
Our kids should be spending their days learning
how things should be, not how they shouldn't. Bank
tellers don't study hundreds of different bogus bills in
an attempt to keep up with what the counterfeiters are
doing. They study our own U.S. currency and strive
to learn every particular detail of the real deal. Then
when someone tries to pass off a fake, they know
immediately it's not to be accepted. It's the same
way with our children. They should be offended by
gratuitous violence, and all other manner of evil. Are
we teaching them to embrace it?
But anyway- I don't feel bad about sheltering my
kids. Not for one moment. I want them to feel safe
under my protection. At least until I am confident
they have full faith in God's. I don't believe searing
a child's conscience prepares them to be a warrior
for God. Yes, they may eventually face their share
of dark seedy characters, but when that time comes,
I want them to do just that; face them. I don't want
them to be one of them!

-Guy Sheffield

You can visit Guy Sheffield at his Web site www.
butanyway.org, or e-mail him at sfm4christ@gmail.
com.


BEngaged

Mr. and Mrs. Cliflon Norris Jr. announce
the engagement of their daughter, Noelle Marie
Norris to Mr. Michael Paul Weinar of Dallas,
Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weinar of
Gainesville, Fla. The wedding is planned for
August 14, 2010. at the First Baptist Church of
Bronson, Fla.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Noel J. Keen of Bronson and the late
Mr. Cli flon V. Norris Sr. ofNe\\ berry, Fla., and the
late Ms. ViolaR. Norris of Williston, Fla. A 2004
graduate of Bronson High School, she attended
the University of, Florida, where she earned
a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She is a
Social Studies teacher forFlorida Virtual School.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Trudy
Kunz and the late Mr. George Kunz, and the late
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weinar of Plainview, New
York A 2002 graduate of Bronson High School,
he attended the University of Florida where he
earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and
Sport Science, and a Master of Arts in Sport
Management. He is a member of the Dallas
Mavericks coaching staff.


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November 23, 2009
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Williston, Fla
to Patricia Lynn Holbrook of
Sanford. Fla.
November 24, 2009
Richard William Tew to Brittany
Lynn Blackburn,
both of Chiefland, Fla.
November 30, 2009
Kyle Matthew Dykes of Inglis,
Fla. to Stacey Marrie Houghton
of Bath, Maine.
Scott Robert Stewart to Lisa
Jo Stewart,
both of Dunnellon, Fla.
December 3, 2009
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Caressa Lou Rodgers, both of
Chiefland, Fla.
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of Geneva, Switzerland
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Richard Wayne Cortes to
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both of Hermitage, Tenn.
December 8, 2009
Thomas Charles Morris to
Brandie Marie Romano,
both of Morriston, Fla.
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LEGAL NOTICES


LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF POSSESSION
I am in possession of a
1982 FEIS Mobile Home
VIN# FDGA4FU2512, white
in color. Anyone claim-
ing ownership write to P.O.
Box 421, Bronson, Florida
32621-0421.
Pub.: Nov. 26, Dec.3,10,17,
2009.


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 FIRST 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
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
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/
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.

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


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 Is/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009
---------- .
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
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 Is/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 10, 17, 2009.
----------
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
/N INTEREST IN THE SUR-


By: Gwen McElroy /s/
. Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PRE-
PARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C.
Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328


32696.
and who is evading service
of process and the unknown
defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditor- trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest


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
----------
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


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.
----------
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, Bronson, 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.

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
Defendants)
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


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


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 ONCEAWEEK
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















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12B Dec. 17, 2009 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal

LEGAL NOTICES


OF LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN
2005 MERT DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME
HAVING VIN NUMBER
FLHML2F181828558A,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 Is/
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.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL ACTION 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 OFAMER-
ICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY, INTERNAL
REVENUE .SERVICE, P.O:
Box 145595, Stop 8420-G,
Cincinnati, OH 452505595,
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 1�
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 1/4 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 Y�
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.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR LEVY COUNTY
CASE NO. 08CA001058
FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD R. WHITEHEAD,
SR; ROSANNA M. WHITE-
HEAD; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 3, 2009,
and entered in Case No.
08CA001058, of the Circuit
Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Levy Coun-
ty, Florida , wherein Flagstar
Bank, F.S.B., is a Plaintiff and
DONALD R. WHITEHEAD,
SR; ROSANNA M. WHITE-
HEAD; UNKNOWN TENANT


#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2
are the Defendants. DANNY
J. SHIPP as The Clerk of the
Circuit Court will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash at Front Lobby of the
Levy County Courthouse,
355 Court Street, Bpnson,


Florida 32621, at 11:00 AM
on January 4, 2010, the fol-
lowing described property as
set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 34, THE
REPLAT OF WILLISTON
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.
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 af-
ter the sale.
Dated this 7th day of De-
cember, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of the Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
As Deputy Clerk
IMPORTANT
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to
participate in this proceeding
should, no later than seven
(7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 352-486-5315,
PO BOX 310 , BRONSON,
FL, 32621. If hearing im-
paired, contact (TDD) 800-
955-8771 via Florida Relay
System.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2009-CA-1084
PERKINS STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MITCHELL E. BILLUPS
AND INEZ D. BILLUPS,
Defendants.
CLERK'S NOTICE OF
SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Default
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated� December 7,
2009, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash,
at the Levy County Court-
house, 355 South Court
Street, Bronson, Florida
32621 at 11 a.m. on January
11, 2010,.the following de-
scribed property:
Commence at the South-
west corner.of the South-
west 1/4 of the Southwest
1/4 of the Southeast 1/4
of Section 1, Township
17 South, Range 16 East,
Levy County, Florida,
thence North 87 degrees
37'50" E. along the South
line of said. Section 1, a
distance of 487.27 feet,
thence North 00 degrees
27'10" W. parallel to the
West line of the Southwest
1/4 of Section 1, a dis-
tance of 30.02 feet to the
point of beginning; thence
continue North 00 degrees
27'10" W. 80 feet; thence
North 87 degrees 37'50"
E. Parallel to the South
line of said Section 1, a
distance of 184.32 feet to
the East to the. East line
of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of said Sec-
tion 1; thence South 00 de-
grees 24'07" E. along said
East line of said SW 1/4 of
the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4,
a distance of 80 feet to a
point that is 30 feet, mea-
sured at right angle from
the South line of said Sec-
tion 1, thence South 87
degrees 37'50" W., 184.26
feet to the point of begin-
ning. Also known as Lot
15, unrecorded subdivi-
sion in Section 1, Township
17 South, Range 16 East,
Levy County, Florida.
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 af-
ter the sale.
Dated: December 8, 2009.
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court


THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 4. TOWN-
SHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE
19 EAST, LEVY COUNTY
FLORIDA, BEING FUR-
THER DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: 4!


I


December 18, 2009. A copy
of the proposed 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
I;


By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
CERTIFICATE OF
SERVICE
I CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the forego-
ing Notice of Sale under
F.S. Chapter 45 has been
furnished by United States
Mail on December 8, 2009,
to each of the following:
Mitchell E. Billups, 151
Maple Street, Inglis, Florida
34449, Inez D. Billups, 151
Maple Street, Inglis, Florida
34449 and Norm D. Fugate,
Post Office Box 98, Williston,
Florida 32696.
Gwen McElroy /s/
Court Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 38-2009-CA-1108
PERKINS STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERIC H. WHITE, JOHN R.
STEVENS AND CELESTE
L. STEVENS,
Defendants.
CLERK'S NOTICE OF
SALE UNDER F.S.
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Sum-
mary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 7, 2009, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Levy Coun-
ty Courthouse, 355 South
Court Street, Bronson, Flor-
ida 32621 at 11 a.m. on Jan-
uary 11, 2010, the following
described property:
Lot 9 of ITHLACOOCH-
EE RIVER PARK ES-
TATES, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page(s) 64,
of the Public Records of
Levy County, Florida.
Together with a 1995 No-
bility mobile home bearing
ID #5605A and 5605B.
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 af-
ter the sale.
Dated: December 9, 2009.
(Court Seal)
DANNY J. SHIPP
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy Is/
Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF
SERVICE
I CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the forego-
ing Notice of Sale under F.S.
Chapter 45 has been fur-
nished by United States Mail
on December 8, 2009, to
each of the following: John
R. Stevens, 6651 SE High-
way 337, Morriston, Florida
32668, Celeste L. Stevens,
6651 SE Highway 337, Mor-
riston, Florida 32668, Eric H.
White, c/o Cindy Baker, 44
Vicki Street, Inglis, Florida
34449 and Norm D. Fugate,
Post Office Box 98, Williston,
Florida 32696.
Gwen McElroy /s/
Court Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR LEVY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 38-2009-CA-
001230
Division
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
NAKIA MORRIS, et al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
GREG ROACH
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
12401 NE 139TH PL
FORT MCCOY, FL 32134-
8097
You are notified that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in
Levy County, Florida:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN


I


FOR A POINT OF REF-
ERENCE, COMMENCE
AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF - THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 4, TOWN-
SHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE
19 EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.; THENCE N.
89�57'11"W., ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4,.
210 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE N. 89�51'11"
W., ALONG SAID SOUTH
LINE, 105 FEET; THENCE
N.00�00'56" W., 210 FEET
THENCE S. 89057'11" E.,
105 FEET; THENCE S.
00�00'56" E., 210 FEET
TO CLOSE ON THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
SUBJECT TO MAIN-
TAINED RIGHT OF WAY
FOR LEVY COUNTY
ROAD. NOL. 518, IF ANY.
TOGETHER WITH A Ve-
hicle Identification Num-
ber: HML3F167026517A
AND HML3F167026517B
Year/Make: 2003 HOMES
OF MERIT
commonly known as
21201 NE 35TH ST, WIL-
LISTON, FL 32696
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Alli-
son J Brandt of Kass, Shuler,
Solomon, Spector, Foyle &
Singer, P.A., plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is P.O.
Box 800, Tampa, Florida
33601, (813) 229-0900, on or
before January 22, 2010, (or
30 days from the first date of
publication, whichever is lat-
er) and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against
you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
Dated: December 9,
2009.
(COURT SEAL)
CLERK OF THE COURT
Honorable Danny J. Shipp
P.O. Drawer 610
Bronson, Florida 32621
By : Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with
a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact Jan Phillips at (352)
374-3648 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-
955-8771.
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
RULE
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
- is proposing to amend the
following rules: 40D-1.1021
and 40D-1.659, F.A.C.
The current rule requires
that in order to receive emer-
gency authorization, the
District must receive a writ-
ten request to commence
construction for a pending
permit application. The pro-
posed revisions more clearly
define an emergency and
introduce a new form to the
District's list of forms entitled
"Emergency Field Authoriza-
tion." District staff will use
the form to authorize emer-
gency actions associated
with ERP related activities in
the field on-site. Use of the
new form neither requires an
ERP application to be pend-
ing or a written request. If a
requestor for emergency ac-
tion wishes to use an emer-
gency field authorization, the
proposed rule requires them
to either apply for an ERP
or restore back to pre-emer-
gency conditions upon termi-
nation of the emergency. The
Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the Flor-
ida Administrative Weekly,
Vol. 35 No. 50, 40D-1.1021
and 40D-1.659, F.A.C., on


ERTY:
FORAPOINTOF REFER-
ENCE, COMMENCE AT
THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 26,
TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH,
RANGE 17 EAST,


CONTACTED REGARDING
THE PROPOSED RULES
AND A COPY OF THE
PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF
EACH IS: Barbara Martinez,
Senior Administrative As-
sistant, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34604-
6899, (352) 796-7211, ext.
4660. 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. 17, 2009.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 38 2009 CA
000506
DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VIVIANAT. MELLO, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 10, 2009 and entered
in Case No. 38 2009 CA
000506 of the Circuit Court
of the EIGHTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for LEVY County,
Florida wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A, is the Plain-
tiff and VIVIANA T. MELLO;
are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at MAIN LOBBY
OF THE LEVY COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 11th day of January,
2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 13, FOREST MEAD-
OWS SUBDIVISION, AN
UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-
SION, SAID MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP
12 SOUTH, RANGE 17
EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
FOR A POINT OF REF-
ERENCE, COMMENCE
AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SEC-
TION 26, TOWNSHIP
12 SOUTH, RANGE 17
EAST, LEVY COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 21
MINUTES 24 SECONDS
WEST, ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE. OF SAID
SECTION - 26, 643.57
FEET; TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES
15 MINUTES '08 SEC-
ONDS EAST, PARALLEL
WITH THE EAST LINE
OF SAID SECTION 26,
1459.88 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREES
21 MINUTES 24 SEC-
ONDS EAST, PARALLEL
WITH SAID SOUTH LINE,
643.57 FEET TO SAID
EAST LINE OF SECTION
26; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 15 MINUTES
08 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG SAID EAST LINE
30.02 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 88 DEGREES
S21 MINUTES 24 SEC-
ONDS WEST, PARALLEL
WITH SAID SOUTH LINE,
1285.36 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15
MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST, 1490.01 FEET,
TO SAID SOUTH LINE,
THENCE NORTH 88 DE-
GREES 21 MINUTES 24
SECONDS EAST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH LINE,
645.33 FEET TO CLOSE
ON THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
TOGETHER WITH AND
SUBJECT TO A 30 FOOT
INGRESS, EGRESS
AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
EASEMENT OVER AND
ACROSS THE FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED PROP-

















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The Levy County Journal levyjournalonline.com The County Paper, Est. 1923 Dec. 17, 2009 13B


LEGAL NOTICES


LEVY COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE NORTH 00
DEGREES 15 MINUTES
08 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID SECTION 26,
1459.88 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 15
MINUTES 08 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAID SECTION
26, 859.67 FEET, TO THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF LOT 11, BLOCK A OF
THE REPLAT OF SUNNY
HIGHLANDS SUBDIVI-
SION AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
55; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 15
MINUTES 08 SECONDS
EAST, ALONG SAID
EAST LINE, 30.02 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 88 DE-
GREES 16 MINUTES 59
SECONDSWEST, PARAL-
LEL WITH AND 30 FEET
NORTH OF THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID LOT 11,
30.02 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 08 DEGREES
15 MINUTES 08 SEC-
ONDS WEST, PARALLEL
WITH SAID EAST LINE,
889.65 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 21
MINUTES 24 SECONDS
EAST, PARALLEL WITH
THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 26, 30.02,
FEET TO CLOSE ON THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND THE SOUTH 30
FEET OF SAID LOT 11,
BLOCK A OF THE RE-
PLAT OF SUNNY HIGH-
LANDS SUBDIVISION
A/K/A NE 50TH STREET
LOT #1, WILLISTON, FL
32696
Any person claiming an in-
Sterest 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 14th, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009..
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 38-2009-CA-
000739
JAMES B. NUTTER &
COMPANY
Plaintiff
Vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
ERNEST W. HONEYCUTT,
et al.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given
that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
or Order dated December
10, 2009, entered in Civil
Case Number 38-2009-CA-
000739, in the Circuit Court
for LEVY County, Florida,
wherein JAMES B. NUTTER
& COMPANY is the Plaintiff,
and UNKNOWN HEIRS OF
ERNEST W. HONEYCUTT,
et al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated
in LEVY County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
The following described
real property situate in the
County of Levy, and State
of Florida, to wit:
Lots 6 and 7, Block C,
LIBBY HEIGHTS MOBILE
HOME COMMUNITY, a
subdivision as per plat
thereof filed in Plat Book
4, Page 6 of the Public
Records of Levy County,
Florida.
TOGETHER with that
certain 1981 Nobility
Homes, Inc. doublewide
mobile home, bearing ve-
hicle identification nos.
N22446A and N22446B.
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash,
at In the lobby of the Levy
County Courthouse, 355
South Court Street, Bron-
son, FL 32621, at 11:00 a.m.


on the 11th day of January,
2010. Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other
tha* the property ownfr as
of the date of the lis pendens


spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and other creditors
or other parties claiming by,
through, or under those un-
known natural persons and
their severalAunknown as-
signs, successors in interest
trustees, or any other persons


I


services provided by existing
transit or paratransit opera-
tors in the area.
This hearing will be con-
ducted if and only if a written
r quest for the hearing is re-
ceived prior to December 29,
2009.


and 120.57, Florida Statutes.
Any subsequent intervention
(in a proceeding initiated by
another party) will be only at
the discretion of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing of
a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205, Florida Ad-


I


I


must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Dated: December 14,
2009.
Danny. J. Shipp
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Florida Foreclosure
Attorneys, PLLC
1230 South Myrtle Avenue,
Suite 105
Clearwater, Florida 33756-
3445
Telephone: (727) 446-4826
In accordance with the Amer-
icans With Disabilities Act,
persons in need of a special
accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding shall,
within seven (7) days prior to
any proceeding, contact the
Administrative Office of the
Court, Levy County Court-
house, 355 South Court
Street, Bronson, FL 32621,
telephone 352-486-5100,
TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-
800-955-8770 via Florida
Relay Service.
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.
----------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 38 2009 CA,
000594
DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
COMPANY AMERICAS
AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI
2004QA6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
COLETTE RODRIGUEZ,
et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 10, 2009 and entered
in Case No. 38 2009 CA
000594 of the Circuit Court
of the EIGHTH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for LEVY County,
Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE
FOR RALI 2004QA6, is the
Plaintiff and COLETTE RO-
DRIGUEZ; AMADO RODRI-
GUEZ; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at MAIN
LOBBY OF THE LEVY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
at 11:00AM, on the 11th day
of January, 2010, the follow-
ing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment
LOT 24, BLOCK 3,
SHERWOOD FOREST,
ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 60, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF LEVY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 28 CANTERBURY
ROAD, INGLIS, FL 34449
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 14, 2009.
Danny J. Shipp
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
. Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 38-09- CA-
001065
AMERICAN PRIME, LLC,
a Florida Limited Liability
Company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARLON CALONA and
YASERA ESCOBAR, hus-
band and wife, their devi-
sees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
them and all unknown natu-
ral persons, if alive and if
now known to be or alive,
their several and respective


claiming by through, under
or against any corporation or
other legal entity named as a
defendant and all claimants,
persons or parties natural or
corporate whose exact sta-
tus is unknown, claiming un-
der any of the above named
or described defendants or
parties who are claiming to
have any right, title or inter-
est in and to the lands here-
after described,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

PROPERTY
TO:
DEFENDANT, MARLON
CALONA and YASERA ES-
COBAR, husband and wife,
their devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through,
under or against them and
all unknown natural persons,
if alive and if now known to
be or alive, their several and
respective spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, and
other creditors or other par-
ties claiming by, through, or
under those unknown natu-
ral persons and their several
unknown assigns, succes-
sors in interest trustees, or
any other persons claiming
by through, under or against
any corporation or other le-
gal entity named as a de-
fendant and all claimants,
persons or parties natural or
corporate whose exact sta-
tus is unknown, claiming un-
der any of the above named
or described defendants or
parties who are claiming to
have any right, title or inter-
est in and to the lands here-
after described, AND ALL
OTHERS. WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Levy County, Florida:
Lot 50, Block 36, RAIN-
BOW LAKES ESTATES
Section N, a subdivi-
sion according to the plat
thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 3, Pages 27, 27A
through 27D, of the Public
Records of Levy County,
Florida
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on
Albert J. Tiseo, Jr., Plaintiffs
attorney whose address is
Goldman, Tiseo & Sturges,
P.A.,701 JC Center Court,
Suite 3, Port Charlotte, Flori-
da 33954, thirty (30) days af-
ter the first publication date,
and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and
seal of this Court Dec. 14,
2009.
DANNY SHIPP,
Clerk of Court
By: Gwen McElroy /s/
Deputy Clerk
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.
----------
PUBLIC NOTICE
All interested parties within
Levy County are hereby ad-
vised that Levy Board of
County Commissioners/Levy
County Transit applying to
the Florida Department of
Transportation for a capital
grant under Section 5310,
5311 and 5316 of the Fed-
eral Transit Act of 1991, as
amended, for the purchase
of transportation related
equipment and operational
funding to be used for the
provision of public transit
services within Levy County.
A Public Hearing has been
scheduled on December 31,
2009 at 970 E Hathaway
Ave., Bronson, FL for the
purpose of advising all inter-
ested parties of service be-
ing contemplated if a grant
is awarded, and to ensure
that contemplated services
would not represent a dupli-
cation of current or proposed


Requests for a hearing
must be addressed to Levy
County Transit, P. 0. Box
310, Bronson, FL 32621 and
a copy sent to Florida De-
partment of Transportation,
2198 Edison Ave.-MS 2813,
Jacksonville, FL 32204. At-
tention: Gwendolyn Pra.
Pub.: Dec. 17, 24, 2009.

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVI-
RONMENTAL PROTEC-
TION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection gives
notice of its intent to issue
a permit to Tarmac America
LLC, Albert Townsend, 455
Fairway Dr, Deerfield Bch,
Florida 33441 to construct
and operate a 13.0 mgd av-
erage de-sign flow Limestone
Mine consisting of a mine pit,
tailings pond, plant pond and
a screening, crushing and
sorting processing plant.
An estimated 0.14 MGD will
be discharged by percola-
tion 'from the tailings pond
and 0.12 MGD will be lost
with the product leaving the
facility. The facility will be
located at latitude 29o6'34"
N, longitude 82o39'32" W
on King Road, Inglis, Florida
34449 in Levy County.
The intent to issue and
application file are available
for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except le-
gal holidays, at the Depart-
ment's Northeast District
Office, 7825 Baymeadows
Way, Suite B200, Jackson-
ville, Florida 32256-7577,
at phone number (904)807-
3300.
The Department will issue
the permit with the attached
conditions unless a timely
petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, within
fourteen days of receipt of
notice. The procedures for
petitioning for a hearing are
set forth below.
A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the
Department's proposed per-
mitting decision may petition
foran administrative proceed-
ing (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set
forth below and must be filed
(received by the-Clerk) in the
Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4),
Florida Administrative Code,
a person may request an ex-
tension of the time for filing a
petition for an administrative
hearing. The request must.
be filed (received by the
Clerk) in the Office of Gen-
eral Counsel before the end
of the time period for filing a
petition for an administrative
hearing.
Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than those en-
titled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3), Florida
Statutes, must be filed within
fourteen days of publication
of the notice or within four-
teen days of receipt of the
written notice, whichever oc-
curs first. Section 120.60(3),
Florida Statutes, however,
also allows that any person
who has asked the Depart-
ment for notice of agency ac-
tion may file a petition within
fourteen days of receipt of
such notice, regard-less of
the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail
a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address in-
dicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition or
request for an extension of
time within fourteen days of
receipt of notice shall consti-
tute a waiver of that person's
right to request an adminis-
trative determination (hear-
ing). under Sections 120.569


ministrative Code.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action is based
must contain the following
information, as indicated in
Rule 28-106.201, Florida
Administrative Code:
The name and address of
each agency affected and
each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known;
The name, address, and
telephone number of the pe-
titioner; the name, address,
and telephone number of the
peti-tioner's representative,
if any, which shall be the ad-
dress for service purposes
during the course of the pro-
ceeding; and an explanation
of how the petitioner's sub-
stantial interests will be af-
fected by the determination;
A statement of when and
how the petitioner received
notice of the Department's
decision;
A statement of all disputed
issues of material fact. If
there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, in-
cluding the specific facts the'
petitioner contends warrant
rever-sal or modification of
the Department's proposed
action;
A statement of the specific
rules or statutes the petition-
er contends require reversal
or modification of the Depart-
ment's proposed action; and
A statement of the relief
sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action
petitioner wishes the Depart-
ment to take with respect to
the Department's proposed
action.
Because the administrative
hearing process is designed
to formulate final agency ac-
tion, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's
final action may be different
from the position taken by
it in this notice. Persons
whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such
final decision of the Depart-
ment have the right to peti-
tion to become a party to the
proceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set
forth above.
In addition to requesting
an administrative hearing,
any petitioner may elect to
pursue mediation. The elec-
tion may be accomplished


by filing with the Department
a mediation agreement with
all parties to the proceeding
(i.e., the applicant, the De-
partment, and any person
who has filed a timely and
sufficient petition for a hear-
ing). The agreement must
contain all the information re-
quired by Rule 28-106.404,
Florida Administrative Code.
The agree-ment must be
received by the Clerk in the
Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000, within
ten days after the deadline
for filing a petition, as set
forth above. Choosing me-
diation will not adversely af-
fect the right to a hearing if
mediation does not result in
a settlement.
As provided in Section
120.573, Florida Statutes,
the timely agreement of all
parties to mediate will toll
the time limitations imposed
by Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes,
for holding an administra-
tive hearing and issuing a
final order. Unless other-
wise agreed by the parties,
the mediation must be con-
cluded within sixty days of
the execution of the agree-
ment. If mediation results
in settlement of the admin-
istrative dispute, the Depart-
ment must enter a final order
incorporating the agreement
of the parties. Persons
seeking to protect their sub-
stantial interests that would
be affected by such a modi-
fied final decision must file
their petitions within fourteen
days of receipt of this notice,
or they shall be deemed to
have waived their right to a
proceeding under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statutes. If mediation ter-
minates without settlement
of the dispute, the Depart-
ment shall notify all parties
in writing that the adminis-
trative hearing processes
under Sections 120.569 and
,120.57, Florida Statutes, re-
main available for disposition
of the dispute, and the notice
will specify the deadlines
that then will apply for chal-
lenging the agency action
and electing remedies under
those two statutes.
Pub.: Dec. 17, 2009.


LEVY LAND TRANSACTIONS
09/04/09 - 09/08/09
Transaction Code: AAA-Agree Additional Advances, A-
Assignment, AAD-Assign Agree Deed, ACT-Amended
Certificate of Title, AD-Agree Deed, Al-Assumption of
Indebtedness, AM-Assignment of Mrtg, CD-Correctory
Deed, CT-Certificate of Title, D-Deed, E-Easement, FJDX-
Final Judgment Divorce X, MMA-Mrtg Modify Agreement,
NL-Notice of Limitation, PX-Probate X, QCD-Quit Claim
Deed, TD-Tax Deed, TBRD-Timber Deed, ROWD-Right of
Way Deed, WD-Warranty Deed.
529305 WD 1173 986 $0.00 L13 ESPANA OAKS, ETC
Grantor: HUDSON JUDY
Grantees: HUDSON JUDY S TRUSTEE, JUDY S
HUDSON REVOCABLE TRUST
529318 QCD 1174 3 $10.00 BDY NE1/4 NW1/4 19-
11-17, W/MH
Grantors: TURNER JIMMY D, TURNER ANDREA D
Grantee: TURNER ANDREA D
9/08/2009
529327 WD 1174 21 $630,000.00 L5-6(2)
SHERWOOD FOREST
Grantors: HOZIAN JOSEPH W, HOZIAN JEANETTE V
Grantees: SPITLER WILLIAM W, SPITLER LINDA L
529331 CD 1174 28 $0.00 L14-16(69) OAK RIDGE
EST SD
Grantor: LORENZO MARIA ELENA
Grantee: LORENZO MARIA ELENA, MARTINEZ JOSE
ANTONIO III
529334 QCD 1174 41 $0.00 L13(125) WILLISTON
HGH G&CC EST
Grantor: SUMMER LILLIAN C
Grantees: PETERS PAUL T, PETERS KAREN A
529335 WD 1174 43 $10.00 L 7-8 (F) PALM POINT
Grantor: TURNER KATHRYN R
Grantees: TURNER KATHRYN R, ROBERTS KATHRYN
GAIL
529337 WD 1174 47 $38,000.00 L27 HIDEAWAY# 3
Grantors: FUND AUGUST W III, FUND DORIS M
DECEASED, FUND WILLIAM GARY, FUND TERRY
DEAN
Grantees: HORSTMAN MARVIN E, HORSTMAN MARGIE M
529338 WD 1174 49 $9,000.00 BDY L33(B)
SUWANNEE RIVER
SPRINGS SD #1 OF MANATEE SPRINGS AREA
Grantors: CARPENTER TERRY,CARPENTER CARROL
Grantees: MUSGRAVE MAX, MUSGRAVE CAROLE SUE
529339 WD 1174 50 $14,000.00 L93 SPANISH
TRACE
Grantor: HERNDON HOLLI S
Grantees: BUFARALE ANTHONY, BUFARALE BRENDA
529341 WD 1174 52 $270,000.00 L 15 (12)
CHIEFLAND
COUNTRY EST
Grantor, DRAKE CHERYL A, DRAKE LYLE GARY
Grantee;'HARDEE ROBIN C













iAND FINALLY
14B Dec. 17, 2009 The County Paper, Est. 1923 levyjournalonline.com The Levy County Journal


Chiefland takes three of four from Branford


Varsity boys win behind


Pee Wee's 29 points _ ___


Story and photos by Rick Burnham
Editor

It was halfway through the first
quarter of Monday's game at Branford -
with the Buccaneers leading 8-4 - before
Chiefland point guard Eugene "Pee Wee"
Carter began to heat up.
Goodbye lead.
Carter ended up with 29, and the
Indians ended up with a runaway 64-49
District 5-2A victory before a modest
crowd in Suwannee County. The win
was one of three Chiefland claimed on
the evening. The junior varsity boys won
42-32, while the junior varsity girls took
a 43-11 victory. Chiefland's varsity girls'
team fell 37-22.
Three Chiefland players finished the
varsity boys' game in double figures.
Jamantye Thompson scored 16 points
and Marquis Greene had 11. But
Carter's contributions came in bunches,
demoralizing the home team.
Branford nursed an early four-point
lead when Carter hit back-to-back shots
20 seconds apart. An acrobatic layup
made it 8-6 with 2:11 left in the first
quarter, and a baseline jumper tied the
game at eight apiece with 1:51 left.
Chiefland led 15-8 at the end of
the quarter, but Branford inched close
when John' Perry, who led Branford
with 22 points, made a pair of layups
a minute into the second. But Carter hit
a three-pointer from the left comer, and
followed that with a long two-pointer,
and the Indians led 20-12.
The Indians extended their lead to
33-22 at the half, but Branford gained
momentum seconds into the third
quarter when Kyle Hudson connected
on a three-pointer. But Carter countered
by hitting his next four shots, including
a three-pointer at the 6:07 mark. By the
time the third quarter came to a close,
the Indians led 48-27.
Branford got back into the game by
hitting a bevy of three-pointers in the
initial moments of the fourth quarter.
Perry hit two of those, while Lambert
and Bobby Peck hit one apiece. The
Buccaneers got as close as 56-45 in the
second half.
Chiefland Head Coach Mike Beck
was somewhat concerned about his
team's defense, but was satisfied with
the win nonetheless.
"We can be a pretty good pressing
team, but sometimes it becomes all about
causing turnovers, and we can forget
that we have to play good defense," he
said.
The Lady Indians fell behind by as
much as 13 in the first half and never
recovered, although the team did make
a run early in the third quarter, and also
scored the final six points of the game.
The Lady Buccaneers scored the first
six points of the game before Chiefland's
Jasmine Mitchem connected on an eight-
footer with 1:55 left in the first quarter.
Courtney Williams, who led all scorers
in the game with 17 points, hit a couple
of quick shots to begin the second quarter
as Branford built a 13-2 lead.
But Chiefland kept pace behind
Mitchem, who finished with eight points.
Amie Biehl also contributed a basket
in the second quarter, as did Amber
Richardson, Madalyn McCray and point
guard Charlene Davis. Two free throws
by Davis with three seconds left in the
first half got the Lady Indians to within
21-10.
Chiefland finished the scoring in the
game on shots by Davis, Mitchem, and a
short jumper by Halie Hammond.
Chiefland's junior varsity boys used
a 12-3 second-half run to break open
a close game with Branford. Jeremy
Fisher contributed four of those points,
while Tavaris Richardson, Kyle Schultz
and Austin Sheffield each managed a
bucket. Fisher led Chiefland with 11,
while Schultz and point guard Quinton
Henry scored seven apiece.
The Chiefland junior varsity girls
team jumped out to an early 20-9 lead
and never looked back against Branford.
Sharicca Bowers led all scorers with
12 points, all in a runaway second half.
Aailyah Hodges finished with nine and
4 Hayden Williams eight for Chiefland.


Chieflar
a shot
Peck.


d's Bo Beauchamp hits AW)-
over Branford's Bobby Eugene "Pee Wee" Carter performs his usual acrobatics while makl
ing a shot over Branford's Max Lambert.


2'

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Chiefland's Charlene Davis dribbles past a host
of Lady Bucs defenders.


Jasmine imtcnem is surrounaea oy Laay
fenders near the Chiefland basket.


Branford defenders can only watch as Chiefland
JV point guard Quinton Henry gets airborne.


Chiefland's Tavaris Richardson drives the base-
line'against Joey Stilleswell of Branford.


Branforod's Katlin ClArk pesters Chiefland's Leasitae
Blaisdell.


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