Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 21 50 CENTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 continued on page 2 In accordance with Florida Statute 775.21, this is a mandatory notiÂ“ cation of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County. e following sexual predators are listed with the Levy County Sheri Âs o ce as having changed their addresses: Robert Lewis Jr. was convicted in Alachua County in 2005 for sexual battery. Lewis was living at 4041 SW 13th Street in Gainesville, Fla. Lewis is now residing in Levy County at 21161 NE 35th Street, Williston. Jeremy Lee Astrologo was convicted in Alachua County in 2001 for lewd & lascivious on a child less than 16 years of age. Astrologo was living at 16951 NW US Highway 19 in Fanning Springs, Fla. Astrolog is now residing in Levy County at 21161 NE 35th Street, Williston. For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and o enders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.Â” de.state.Â” .us and go to the sexual data base. Robert Lewis Jr. Jeremy Lee AstrologoNotices of Sexual Predator Address Change: Happy Thanksgiving! To you and Your Family e Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Progress Energy FloridaÂs 2012 fuel costs the Â“ nal element of the total 2012 price. e overall price for a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month will be $123.19 beginning with January 2012 billing. is change comes after two years of bill reductions and represents a 3 percent increase compared to $119.34 per 1,000 kWh per month currently charged. e average commercial customer bill will increase 3 to 4 percent, and the average industrial customer bill will increase 4 to 5 percent. New prices will take e ect with the Â“ rst billing cycle in January 2012.Â e 2012 price reÂ” ects our prior decision to reduce short-term spending on the proposed Levy County nuclear project and is o set by an increase in fuel costs due to the unavailability of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant,ÂŽ said Vincent Dolan, president and CEO of Progress Energy Florida. ÂWe remain committed to return the Crystal River Nuclear Plant to service, as it is our lowest-cost generation unit and provides carbonfree electricity to the more than 1.6 million families and businesses that depend on us.ÂŽBelow is a summary of the approved clauses, based on a monthly, 1,000-kWh residential bill: New nuclear generation: $2.86; a $2.67 decrease of nearly 50 percent; Energye ciency programs: $2.88; an 11-cent decrease; Environmental compliance: $5.45; a 54-cent increase; Fuel: $48.60; a $3.99 increase; Purchased power: $11.74; a $2 increase. Previously, the PSC approved a nearly 50 percent reduction to the new nuclear generation charge, a slight reduction to the energy conservation charge and a modest increase to the environmental compliance charges. e companyÂs environmental compliance charges recover the costs of environmental investments required by state and federal law. Environmental improvements at our two largest coal-Â“ red units, Crystal River 4 and 5, now allow the company to use lower-cost coal while reducing the plantÂs average annual emissions by 80 percent (nitrogen oxides by approximately 93 percent and sulfur dioxide by approximately 97 percent).Public Service Commission Approves Fuel Cost IncreasesTebowÂ’s FootballBy Geoffrey Grider I know we live in a cynical world. We have seen it all, done it all, won it all, lost it all. We are a people who are not easily impressed anymore. It is fashionable for athletes and movie stars to win the game or receive the award, and start the ÂI just want to thank JesusÂŽ speech. Most of the time it fails to ring true. We usually see people who donÂt live a Godly life, thanking God for His blessing, and paying what amounts to mostly lip service. Our ears have grown numb to it, for the most part we have stopped listening. en someone like Tim Tebow shows up, and everything changes. By now, we all know his story. When his mom was pregnant with him, complications arose and she was urged, at the risk of her own life, to not bring the baby to term, but to abort it. She chose to trust God, and Tim Tebow was born. He was raised by Godly, Christian parents, and along the way rose to fame as a college football player in Florida. He seemed to be the Next Big Sure ing. en he got to the NFL and hit a brick wall that was wrapped in concrete, and reinforced with re-bar. Everything came to a grinding halt. Drafted to the Denver Broncos by a coach who then got Â“ red, Tim Tebow seem banished to the Phantom Zone behind quarterback Kyle Orton. en Orton imploded, and John Elway was forced to use Tebow. Only problem is Tebow is extremely shaky as a passer, with a 44% completion rating. Everyone in the league Âknows it.ÂŽ Even his own coach says it. But a funny thing happened on the way to Âwhat everybody knewÂŽ would happen Â… Tebow is on one, wild hot streak, and winning like crazy. Huh?..how does that happen? Tim Tebow is a lot of things. He is a football star, he is a son, he is a virgin, but most importantly he is not ashamed of the testimony of a life lived for Jesus Christ, his Saviour. He is a Christian in the biblical sense of the word. Not paying mere lip service, but backing up his words with the actions of a life being lived for God. He has brought the Lord he has served all his life along with him to the 50-yard line, and the world all of a sudden is getting a dose of the old-fashioned Gospel. God can be funny like that. It may be too early to tell, but it looks to me like God is sending the beginning glimmers of spiritual revival. After the game was over, players from both teams went on the Â“ eld, and in full view of millions of football fans glued to their sets, they kneeled and gave real thanks to the Holy God of Israel. When was the last time you saw that happen? As I watched last nightÂs game, I didnÂt so much see a contest as I did a leading of the Holy Spirit, parting the Red Sea of opposition in a way that can only be described as miraculous. In the end it wasnÂt even about the victory, it was about giving God the glory. It was a most unusual game. But something is happening in Denver, and itÂs not about football. Geo rey Grider is the founder and editor-in-chief of the blog at Now the End Begins. Tebow's Broncos and the Jets they defeated kneel in prayer after the game, together. School Employee Caught with Stolen School Property e ChieÂ” and Police Department received a call to report missing cheerleading mats back in August of 2011. Donna Brock of ChieÂ” and Middle School reported the theft of 3 cheerleading mats after checking with other sta members to make sure they were stolen. e value of the mats was $2,250. On Nov. 15, Sgt. Poppell of the ChieÂ” and Police Department received a call with information on where the stolen mats were located and proceeded to make a visit to the location. Upon arrival Sgt. Poppell and Major Al Graves checked out the property with permission from the wife of the suspected burglar, Joshua Barnes, who had lived there with Mrs. Barnes at one time. e mats were identiÂ“ ed by the school as their property by photos taken at the residence. Barnes was still working at the Middle School at the time and was called to be questioned. After being Tim Tebow scores the game-winning touchdown against the Jets
The Levy County Journal2ANovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Holi eld, Ernest E III Cross City DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY $25,000 BOND McGowan, Michael Trenton FRAUD FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT COMP $10,000 BOND McHenry, Stanley M Trenton VOP BATTERY ON LEO NO BOND Overstreet, Charles W Old Town VOP DEAL IN STOLEN PROPERTY NO BOND Carmichle, Karen A Cross City VOP GRAND THEFT NO BOND Levy County's Most WantedBarnes, Joshua, 34, of ChieÂ” and: Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed; grand theft of at least $300 but not more than $5K x 2. Bowdoin, Dale, 58, of Newberry: Driving while license suspended, 3rd or subsequent o ense. Bryant, Billy James, 38, of Bronson: Out of county warrant; introduce into detention facility; controlled substance without a prescription. Conseco, Carlos Daniel, 24, of Williston: Battery causing bodily harm; robbery by sudden snatching without a Â“ rearm or weapon. Everett, Daryl Glen, 53, of Tallahassee: VOP. Foster, Melinda Helen, 57, of Inglis: Failure to obey written promise to appear; VOP. Galindo, Pedro, 34: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Gibbs, David, 19, of Ocala: Out of county warrant. Gore, Jerry Jasper, 32, of Trenton: VOP x 2. Greig, Jordan Bryce, 30, of ChieÂ” and: VOP x 6. Grisham, Darrin William, 33, of ChieÂ” and: Battery with intentional touch or strike. Hall, Tommie Lee, 43, of ChieÂ” and: Driving while license suspended, 3rd or subsequent o ense; failure to obey LEO order to stop; obstruction of justice without violence. Hammonds, Mary Louise, 47, of Williston: Non support of children or spouse. Hooper, Nicole Diann, 20, of ChieÂ” and: Burglary of an occupied dwelling unarmed; grand theft at least $300 but not more than $5K. Kemp, omas Franklin, 24, of ChieÂ” and: Failure to appear x 2. Knowlton Jr., Donald, 34, of Inglis: Out of county warrant x 2. Martinez, Darinel, 22, of Fanning Springs: Battery with intentional touch or strike x2; Obstruction of justice without violence; disorderly intoxication in a public place causing a disturbance. Matiano, Maximino Rameriz, 26, of Gainesville: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. May, Jason Keith, 37, of Williston: Battery with intentional touch or strike. McKay, Michelle Mallorie, 25, of Inglis: Grand theft at least $300 but not more than $5K; Fraud-Illegal use of credit cards used more than 2 times in 6 months to obtain goods of $100 or more x 7. Moore, Joseph Aaron, 26, of Archer: Driving while license suspended, 1st o ense. Morris, Robert Lee, 55, of cocoa Beach: DUI alcohol or drugs, 4th or subsequent o ense; refuse to submit to DUI test after license suspended. Murray, Tina, 42, of Williston: Out of county warrant. Parker, Rachal, 19, of ChieÂ” and: Driving while license suspended, 1st o ense; Failure to obey LEO order to stop. Phillips, Anthony Michael, 24, of ChieÂ” and: Grand theft at least $300 but not more than $5K; burglary of occupied Levy County Sheri Âs O ce Arrest Report Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida$35 /year Outside Florida dwelling unarmed; dealing in stolen property. Phillips, James Edward, 48, of Crystal River: Failure to appear. Sargent, Nancy Elaine, 51, of ChieÂ” and: Failure to appear. Schott, Ernest Edward, 19, of Inglis: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Smith, Julian Jarrod, 21, of Williston: VOP. Smith, Walter John, 25, of ChieÂ” and: VOP x 4. Somers, Sara, 52, of Jacksonville: DUI alcohol or drugs. Wartberg, Erik, 39, of Eatonton, Ga.: Battery with intention touch or strike x 2; abuse without great harm toward a child. Winterberg, Gillian Faye, 35, of ChieÂ” and: DUI alcohol or drugs. Wygant, Dorothy Marie, 49, of Ocala: VOP. Zolottola, Vincent, 50, of Bronson: Battery with intention touch or strike.Pinellas, Louis C IV Reddick FTA DWLR FOR HTO $10,000 BOND Avoid holiday tra c this anksgiving by using the Florida Department of TransportationÂs (FDOT) 511 Traveler Information System. By calling 511, visiting FL511.com or downloading the 511 app on iTunes, travelers can get free tra c information on all of FloridaÂs interstates, toll roads and major metropolitan roadways. Florida 511 is updated with crashes, congestion, travel times and more, including free phone transfers to FloridaÂs airports, seaports and neighboring 511 systems. e Florida 511 app is the newest addition to FDOTÂs suite of resources for tra c information. e app features the same tra c and travel time information as the phone system and FL511.com website. e free 511 app uses the iPhoneÂs GPS tracking to provide users with tra c information within miles of their location. Users can even view tra c cameras associated with crashes on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with the 511 app. e time-saving 511 system is a resource from FDOT that helps manage congestion, reduce emissions and increase safety. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), knowing of congestion or delays helps prevent accidents.Safety Tips:Â€ Call 511 before driving, at a rest area or have a passenger call to avoid talking while driving. Â€ Customize your trip at FL511.com before leaving to minimize time spent on the phone. Â€ Always wear a safety belt. Â€ DonÂt drink and drive. Florida 511 FeaturesÂ€ Tra c information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways Â€ Commuter travel times and reports on crashes, lane closures, construction and severe weather a ecting travel Â€ Public transit, airport and seaport information Â€ AMBER, Silver and LEO alerts (Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Law Enforcement O cer (LEO) Alerts notify the public when law enforcement o cers are searching for an o ender(s) who has seriously injured or killed a law enforcement o cer.) Â€ FL511.com provides travel information, tra c camera views and free personalized services, including customized travel routes and e-mail, text and phone call alerts Â€ Voice-activated and touchtone navigation available e 511 phone call and FL511.com website are available in English and SpanishAvoid Thanksgiving Tra c with FDOTÂs 511 System Know Before You Go: Call 511, Visit FL511.com, Download the 511 App Domestic Battery Suspect Stopped by WPD, LCSO and Rossi the K-9 e dispatchers in Williston took in a call last Friday at 11:30 a.m. concerning a possible domestic battery in the area. Corporal Fred Morris was dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival Cpl. Morris discovered the victim had been battered by her ex-boyfriend. e suspect had Â” ed the scene prior to the o cerÂs arrival after repeatedly punching the victim, breaking her nose and stealing her wallet. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was immediately sent out on the suspect. About 11:50 a.m. a Williston Code Enforcement o cer saw a person matching the description running into the Jay Internet Caf in Williston. Security camera footage conÂ“ rmed the subject had entered the business but had not exited. Levy County Sheri Âs Deputy Kevin Kinik was in the area with his K-9 partner, Rossi. All available units converged on the scene. With Deputy Chief Clay Connolly covering the exits, Chief Dennis Strow, Cpt. Morris, Deputy Kinik and his K-9 entered and searched the building for the suspect. Carlos C. Conseco was found hiding in a storage room behind the cardboard boxes. Conseco surrendered when located by the K-9 and o cers. Conseco was arrested on felony charges of domestic battery and strong arm snatching/robbery. He was processed and transported to the Levy County Jail. Â„submitted by John Salmeier, Communications O cer read his rights per the Miranda Card, Barnes said he wished to speak with the Police Dept and waive his rights and was taken to the CPD and questioned by Major Graves. Barnes was then transported to the Levy County Jail. e mats were turned over to Matt McClellan of ChieÂ” and Schools. Later that day, Mrs. Barnes gathered together other items from the home that she said she did not know where they came from along with the CPD o cers and Brock. Among the items were a Dukane projector stamped property of CHS valued at $600, a Gateway Laptop, and other items. Major Graves and Police Chief Robert Douglas then went to a di erent address where Joshua Barnes was renting a residence apart from Mrs. Barnes. In plain view of the roadway were numerous pieces of equipment and maintenance items and the LEOs made contact with Barnes who was in the jail and he gave written permission for them to retrieve the items from the porch area. ese items belonged to the Levy County School Board and included a NEC projector valued at $1,000, a Magnavox DVD player valued at $150, a case for the projector, remote for the DVD player, three cordless drills valued at $50 each, a tool set valued at $50. After being identiÂ“ ed, documented the items were released back to the Levy County Schoolboard. According to Maintenance Sta at LCS and previous CPD reports there have been numerous reports of thefts to equipment over the past year including pitching machines, a meat slicer, a golf cart, numerous tool sets, pressure washers, ladders, projectors, TVs and laptops. All these reported incidents have been investigated by CPD and there were not signs of forced entry leading to the belief that the suspect had prior knowledge of the whereabouts of equipment and could have possibly been a sta member. At this time, the estimated recovered value of stolen items is $3,940.00Stolen School Property continued from page 1
The Levy County Journal 3ANovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 In our communities, people just like you are helping our children build brighter futures by becoming adoptive parents. Partnership for Strong Families oversees adoption services in North Central Florida for children who have been victims of abuse or neglect that can no longer return home. Currently we are seeking forever families for children right here in your community. Visit us at www.partnerfamily.org to learn more or to see our Heart Gallery of available children. FWCÂ’s Relocation Plan for Gopher Tortoises Public Input Deadline Nov. 28More Â” exibility in relocating gopher tortoises may lead to more of the threatened, longlived tortoises being moved from areas about to be developed onto public conservation lands, so the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Nov. 17 approved revisions to gopher tortoise permitting guidelines to enable that. ÂTodayÂs approved revisions are part of the FWCÂs adaptive management strategy that balances the most e ective gopher tortoise conservation with the needs of Floridians,ÂŽ said Deborah Burr, Gopher Tortoise Management Plan Coordinator. e revisions to the permitting guidelines are also designed to achieve the conservation objectives for the management plan. One objective addresses decreasing gopher tortoise deaths on lands proposed for development through responsible relocation of the tortoises. Another objective calls for repopulating gopher tortoises on public conservation lands where they no longer occur or where densities are low. e revisions streamline the process for the Disturbed Site permit. is permit authorizes the relocation of gopher tortoises after sites have been prematurely cleared and before tortoises have been relocated. e FWC approved its Â“ rst management plan for gopher tortoises in September 2007, providing conservation measures to ensure gopher tortoises thrive in Florida. e plan also calls for permitting guidelines that enable Florida to meet the tortoiseÂs habitat needs now and in the future. Initially approved in 2008, the guidelines are revised as the FWC learns more about balancing the needs of gopher tortoises and people. e current revisions came after meetings with stakeholders during the past year. e input received was incorporated into the revisions approved by the Commission. Four years after adopting its Â“ rst Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, the FWC is also asking the public to share its thoughts on improving conservation of the gopher tortoise. Loss of habitat is the main threat to the gopher tortoiseÂs survival, and that plan will be updated in 2012. Florida has accomplished much for gopher tortoises in the past four years, including the humane relocation of more than 4,000 gopher tortoises from sites slated for development. Conserving the gopher tortoise is essential not only to the tortoise, which lives for up to 60 years, but to 350 other Florida species, such as the indigo snake and burrowing owl, which share and shelter in the tortoiseÂs extensive burrows. People with suggestions on revising the Gopher Tortoise Management Plan can review it and submit their ideas online at http://share.myfwc.com/GT2/Lists/Input on Revisions to the GT Mgmt Plan. Public input will be accepted through Nov. 28. For more information on the gopher tortoise, please visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise. Gopher Tortoise near his burrow. Picture courtesy of Cli Leonard.College of Central Florida recognized six students who completed the CertiÂ“ ed Nursing Assistant program at the Levy Center on ursday, Nov. 17. Receiving CertiÂ“ cates of Completion were Jennifer Ellis, Katherine Garrison, Natalie Langford, Jacquelyn Matos, Rita Monteleone and Samantha Randolph. e CNA program prepares students to work in the health care Â“ eld as nursing assistants and to take and pass the Florida CertiÂ“ ed Nursing Assistant exam. e program consists of 80 hours of classroom and lab training as well as 40 hours of clinical experience in a local health care facility. e students attended Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton for their clinical experience. e Levy Center is accepting enrollment for the next CNA training program, which begins Jan. 23, 2012. Prior to enrolling in the program, prospective students must take the TABE, Test of Adult Basic Education. For more information contact Joleen Gonzalez at 352-493-9533, ext. 2106. Loser Wins and Winner Wins at the FWGPÂs 3rd Annual Rubber Duck Race Loser Stan Plonske receives his winnings from FWGP President Ellen Klee. Photo courtesy of Marsha DrewWhere else can you lose a race and still win $100? Stan Plonske visiting from Minnesota got a surprising phone call Sunday afternoon saying that his duck #215 was the last duck over the Â“ nish line. Stan is pictured receiving his winnings from Ellen Klee, President of the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve (FWGP). e winning duck #282 was sponsored by Lisa Crawley of Yankeetown. Lisa generously donated her $300 winnings back to the Friends. All proceeds go towards the soon to be open Ellie Schiller Education Center located at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown, Fla. If your lucky duck is yet to come in or you missed a sponsorship, watch for us next year at the Yankeetown Seafood Festival. In the meantime be sure to enjoy our views throughout the year at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve! The rst place winner of the Duck Race was Lisa Ellen. Six New Students Complete CNA ProgramNew CNA graduates from the back, from left, Rita Monteleone, Katherine Garrison, Jennifer Ellis, Samantha Randolph; middle from left, Jacquelyn Matos, Natalie Langford; seated, Instructor Shirley Fusco, R.N.
The Levy County Journal4ANovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Alice in Liberal Land Thomas Sowell Creators SyndicateÂAlice in WonderlandÂŽ was written by a professor who also wrote a book on symbolic logic. So it is not surprising that Alice encountered not only strange behavior in Wonderland, but also strange and illogical reasoning -of a sort too often found in the real world, and which a logician would be very much aware of. If Alice could visit the world of liberal rhetoric and assumptions today, she might Â“ nd similarly illogical and bizarre thinking. But people su ering in the current economy might not Â“ nd it nearly as entertaining as ÂAlice in Wonderland.ÂŽ Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the world envisioned by todayÂs liberals is that it is a world where other people just passively accept whatever ÂchangeÂŽ liberals impose. In the world of Liberal Land, you can just take for granted all the beneÂ“ ts of the existing society, and then simply tack on your new, wonderful ideas that will make things better. For example, if the economy is going along well and you happen to take a notion that there ought to be more home ownership, especially among the poor and minorities, then you simply have the government decree that lenders have to lend to more low-income people and minorities who want mortgages, ending Â“ nicky mortgage standards about down payments, ObamaÂ’s Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateWhat do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. is latest Chicago-style payo on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White HouseÂs most frequent visitors. eyÂre the Â1 percentÂŽ with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York Citybased leveraged buyout wheeler-dealer who controls Siga Technologies. He has donated nearly $130,000 mostly to Democrats over the past two election cycles alone, and he forked over $50,000 to pay for the presidentÂs lavish inaugural parties. A Siga a liate pitched in nearly half a million more in contributions -65 percent of which went to Democrats -and the Â“ rms have spent millions on lobbying. PerelmanÂs pharma company makes an experimental antiviral pill used by smallpox patients who received diagnoses too late to be treated with the existing smallpox vaccine. Smallpox experts cast doubt on the need for the drug given ample vaccine stockpiles, the remoteness of a mass attack and questions about its e cacy. But over the objections of federal contract negotiators, competitors and scientists, the Obama administration approved a lucrative $433 million no-bid deal for Siga in May. No other manufacturers were able to compete for the Âsole sourceÂŽ procurement, according to the Los Angeles Times. e special arrangement was made after a competitor objected to the administrationÂs violating small-business rules during a Â“ rst call for bids. atÂs right: ItÂs yet another rigged giveaway from a Hope-and-Change champion who vowed on the 2008 campaign trail to Âend the abuse of no-bid contracts once and for all.ÂŽ Intensifying the culture-of-corruption stench: the critical role of Andy Stern. HeÂs the proÂ” igate, corruption-coddling former head of the powerful Service Employees International Union -the 2.2 millionmember public-employee union powerhouse that he left in April 2010 with a mountain of debt and eroding rank-and-Â“ le pensions. After pouring some $60 million of workersÂ dues into Democratic co ers, Stern was rewarded by Obama with a cozy spot on the White House deÂ“ cit panel and dozens of visits to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -including at least seven with the president, one with Vice President Joe Biden, and meetings with Obama Chief of Sta Rahm Emanuel, Biden Chief of Sta Ron Klain, OMB Director Peter Orszag, health czar aide Jennifer Cannistra and Valerie JarrettÂs former high-powered aide and Chicago fundraiser Tina Tchen. In a classic access-buying maneuver, Siga placed Stern on its board of directors in June 2010. Four months later, Siga nabbed an estimated $3 billion contract. By January of this year, SigaÂs stock had skyrocketed. e House GOP has been investigating the deal for months, which comes amid separate allegations of insider trading and political proÂ“ teering by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer. Stern and Perelman have been scratching each otherÂs backs for years. In the fall of 2006, the SEIU backed o organizing protests against AlliedBarton, a security guard Â“ rm in Philadelphia owned by a Perelman interest -and then remained quiet when the Â“ rm was bought out by a longtime SEIU nemesis, the Blackstone Group. According to the L.A. Times, which exposed the scandal over the weekend, ObamaÂs top biodefense bureaucrat Nicole Lurie railroaded a key dissenter at the Department of Health and Human Services who ridiculed SigaÂs inÂ” ated projected proÂ“ t margins. Lurie soothingly reassured a whiny Siga executive that the Âmost senior procurement o cialÂŽ would take over and molliÂ“ ed him in a letter: ÂI trust this will be satisfactory to you.ÂŽLurie falsely told the newspaper that she had never made contact with the o cial regarding the contract and deemed any such contact improper. When caught with documentation, her department spun the communication with Siga as a Ânational securityÂŽ matter. Lurie, it should be noted, is a former Clintonite and Howard Dean health care consultant who was most recently in the headlines for pushing anthrax vaccine testing for children. According to the Labor Union Report, there have been market murmurs of a merger between Siga and the anthrax vaccine manufacturer, PharmAthene. Hard to trust LurieÂs public health moral authority with the taint of payfor-play wafting over the Siga deal.As always, venture socialism backed by Big Labor muscle and White House wealth redistribution is hazardous to taxpayersÂ health. Michelle Malkin is the author of ÂCulture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & CroniesÂŽ (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COM LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:Linda Cooper General Manager Kathy Hilliard Editor Christina Cozart Â– Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout Ren Moore Of ce manager/ Sales/Webmaster email@example.com classi firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042 Chie and: (352) 490-4462 Fax: 352) 490-4490Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisherÂ’s liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday. Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 income and credit histories. at sounds like a Â“ ne idea in the world of Liberal Land. Unfortunately, in the ugly world of reality, it turned out to be a Â“ nancial disaster, from which the economy has still not yet recovered. Nor have the poor and minorities. Apparently you cannot just tack on your pet notions to whatever already exists, without repercussions spreading throughout the whole economy. atÂs what happens in the ugly world of reality, as distinguished from the beautiful world of Liberal Land. e strange and bizarre characters found in ÂAlice in WonderlandÂŽ have counterparts in the political vision of Liberal Land today. Among the most interesting of these characters are those elites who are convinced that they are so much smarter than the rest of us that they feel both a right and a duty to take all sorts of decisions out of our incompetent hands -for our own good.In San Francisco, which is Liberal Land personiÂ“ ed, there have been attempts to ban the circumcision of newborn baby boys. Fortunately, that was nipped in the bud. But it shows how widely the self-anointed saviors of Liberal Land feel entitled to take decisions out of the hands of mere ordinary citizens.Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner says, ÂWeÂre facing a very consequential debate about some fundamental choices as a country.ÂŽ People talk that way in Liberal Land. Moreover, such statements pass muster with those who simply take in the words, decide whether they sound nice to them, and then move on. But, if you take words seriously, the more fundamental question is whether individuals are to remain free to make their own choices, as distinguished from having collectivized choices, Âas a countryÂŽ -which is to say, having choices made by government o cials and imposed on the rest of us. e history of the 20th century is a painful lesson on what happens when collective choices replace individual choices. Even leaving aside the chilling history of totalitarianism in the 20th century, the history of economic central planning shows it to have been such a widely recognized disaster that even communist and socialist governments were abandoning it as the century ended. Making choices Âas a countryÂŽ cannot be avoided in some cases, such as elections or referenda. But that is very di erent from saying that decisions in general should be made Âas a countryÂŽ -which boils down to having people like Timothy Geithner taking more and more decisions out of our own hands and imposing their will on the rest of us. at way lies madness exceeding anything done by the Mad Hatter in ÂAlice in Wonderland.ÂŽ at way lie unfunded mandates, nanny state interventions in peopleÂs lives, such as banning circumcision -and the ultimate nanny state monstrosity, ObamaCare. e world of reality has its problems, so it is understandable that some people want to escape to a di erent world, where you can talk lofty talk and forget about ugly realities like costs and repercussions. e world of reality is not nearly as lovely as the world of Liberal Land. No wonder so many people want to go there. To Â“ nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell. com. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COMLetter to the EditorLevy County District One Taxpayers are still without representation on the County Commission Board. We continue to pay taxes, but are not represented. However District ree has double representation, since the people elected one and the Governor has now appointed another one from District ree. Our Federal and State Government have taken the people choice away from the voters of Levy County and replaced it with politics. Once again the registered voters have had their votes more or less thrown in the trash can. is o ce is designed to be Â“ lled by election, which means that the candidates must meet the following criteria: 1.) Meet residency requirements by residing in District One; 2.) Complete DS-DE 9, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Candidates; 3.) Read and be familiar with Florida Statutes Chapter 106, dealing with election laws; 4.) Qualify by getting and turning in 249 petitions (DS-DE 104: Candidate Petition Form) signed by registered voters of Levy County (which the candidate must pay to have the voters registration veriÂ“ ed) or qualify by paying a fee of $2,038.56 (a percentage of the salary paid to a commissioner, which I am against as this leaves the voters out of the picture of qualifying). en during the week of qualifying (June 4th-8th): 5.)Sign and turn Loyalty Oath DS-DE 24 or 25, Candidate Oath Section 99.012, Florida Statutes; 6.) Fill out, sign and turn in DS-DE 84: Statement of Candidate Statement of Candidate (Section 106.023, F.S.); 7.) Fill out, sign and turn in DS-DE 6, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository for Political Committees. When the Governor appoints a person for Commissioner, all this is side stepped. It is more like the person is applying for a job, and not an elected position. Kind of like coming the back door. is needs to be changed as a person running by ballot expends a lot of time and money to get elected by the voters (peoples choice not politics). e appointment process should require the candidates to qualify by the same standards as one running for that position. Otherwise the appointment is purely political. In following these guide lines, it would a ord equality for all. Also the people of Levy County deserve justice by having their votes count by considering them in the appointments. Above all the Tax Payers of Levy County District One should be represented by an appointee residing within their own district. A peer who knows what they desire in government and what is needed to better them as a whole. It would give them a representation for their taxes paid! Â„submitted by Joseph BlitchAppropriate Representation for Taxes Paid ank You ACLU Yes...I want to thank the ACLU for their lawsuit to remove e Ten Commandments Monument from Cross City. Why you might ask! Well...thanks to their anti-Christian persecution, humanistic philosophies, pagan pantheism, cultic distortions and the apathetic indi erence in trying to destroy GodÂs Word ( which will never happen ) they are now helping spread it across all of Florida thanks to Joe Anderson Jr. anks to you also Joe. Millions of people will now be able to see e Ten Commandments that was limited to only a few thousand sitting in Cross City. No matter what forces are directed against the Word of God, it always emerges brighter, surer than ever. All will fail in their modern attempts to defeat the Holy Scriptures, for God will Â preserve them from this generation for everÂŽ Psalm 12:7 Cheers, Bob Obert, Inglis, FlLetter to Editor
The Levy County Journal 5ANovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Will IrbyÂ’s Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander Key Last WeekÂ’s Crossword For this weekÂs Word Search answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to Â“ nd the link to our answers. Also Arab Bake Boom Cats Cheek Chin ClassiÂ“ cation Cloud Cork Cows Dash Date Deep Draw Duke Fork Fresh Gang Goat Hear Heels Item Jazz Just Kills Knelt Lane Lettuce Lies Links Luck Maybe Mode Murder Ninety Noun Oils Oral Pies Pity Pull Race Rake Request Root Salt Similarity Sirup Socks Soil Star Stool Suck Sums Sung Surf Tail Taxi Treated Upon Upper Utter Wall Wind Wire Word SearchLast WeekÂ’s Word Search e old service truck was their only way to go now and she had gone alone. Returning at dusk, her mother and sisters watched the dilapidated vehicle coming back up the sand road from the highway, up through the rough pasture round the burnt oak, then up to the house shin-deep in weeds. When she came in, they didnÂt know how to look at her or what to ask. She was the youngest, scrawny and redheaded like the others, but she was always a feist, her daddy had said. So she had been the one to go that day, because she had always been the one to go with him. She was the one who learned from him how keep the truck running, to pass the right tool while he mechaniced diesel engines in the logging woods. It was from her daddy that she learned to Â“ let catÂ“ sh, to sense when the hounds were on a buck or doe. Not many words passed between them when they did these things together. ere was no need. e father and daughter seemed instinctively to protect the quiet space around the other, the space that insulated each from sharp remarks and resentful looks otherwise ample at home. Between those newspaper-chinked walls thereÂd long been the ricochet of comments edged with disappointment or reproach. Apart from the endless, grinding chores that never seemed to catch up with their household needs, she didnÂt quite understand her mother, nor by contagion her sisters, in their sullen resentments. So she was pensive and quiet, on guard much of the time, except with her daddy. For their two island souls were temperamentally linked in the wash of emotions that often shivered through the home. She thought her fatherÂs heart as she had read of the sea, that the same serene sea that would bring a sailor safely to port, may also rise up Â“ ercely to thrash him against the rocks. Now her father had risen Â“ ercely, taken a life and would lose his own, and she would be the one to see him to that end. So, she was leaving, she said Â“ rmly, when her sisters had patterned their motherÂs soft wail, ÂI donÂt know. I just canÂt. I just canÂt Â… go.ÂŽ ÂHe was a hard man,ÂŽ was all her mother would say after that. ÂJust a hard, hard man.ÂŽ e victimsÂ families had Â“ led in apart from where she was shown to go. e prosecutors and some of the detectives who testiÂ“ ed at the trial comforted the family going in through the block. But the investigator for the appellate attorneys Â… the one who had come to the house saying they were down to the last Â… he waited. He waited like a pallbearer, not knowing for whom he waited, though he somehow expected this one to come. He looked grim and slightly vanquished until he saw her walking up, the guard Â” anking her between the distance of the road and the high fence that was crowned with razor wire. Beyond that were the protestors and vindicators, their shrill, quarrelsome voices and contorted faces appearing weightless beneath a leaden winter sky. ey were the only ones then to enter the other room, stale and vacant but for the viewing lines of blue chairs across the cement Â” oor. e guard waited uneasily behind them. ere was only the glass before them, the same glass through which the victimsÂ families saw, too, the burly, rough-cut man being brought in. His hair was the same clay-red as hers. is was the same man seen di erently from either side of the partition. For her, there was still the dark cavernous, unexplainable breach between her ÂdaddyÂŽ and the man behind the glass, standing squarely before unsympathetic strangers on the other side. ose saw blood on his hands. ey had no memory as did she of the man who would deliver vegetables from his garden to elderly neighbors down the road. is was the father took up a shovel without a momentÂs hesitation to save her sister from a rattlesnake about to strike. is was her daddy who had patiently taught her to swim and she remembered him then, standing waist deep out in the cold spring run, saying warmly, ÂCome on. Come to me now.ÂŽ She began to shiver as she had then. GraceA Story of Life and DeathWoods Worm X-rays e investigator raised his hand to her shoulder, a shoulder hard as bone beneath the pink sweater she wore over her jeans. She saw, but she did not see the preparations taking place. Her father saw, but he did not look to see, nor did his eyes reveal that he knew he would soon see no more. e warden asked if there was anything he wanted to say. He did not speak at all, but suddenly and inexplicably began to sing. He sang, his voice a deep, wonderfully rich baritone: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, at saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. TÂwas Grace that taught my heart to fear And Grace, my fears relieved. Âƒ precious did that Grace appear e hour I Â“ rst believed. e Sodium Pentothal began to take him. His voice thickened. rough many dangers, toils and snares I have already come; TÂwas Grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me home. e girlÂs face fell to her freckled hands. He fatherÂs voice fell: e Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures. Pavulon was injected then. e microphone was cut. His lips shaped the words slowly, silently to these, his last: ...this Â” esh and heart shall fail And mortal life shall cease, I shall possess within the veil, Âƒ no Â… less Â… days to sing GodÂs praise than when weÂve Â… Â“ rst Â… begun Âƒ ÂIt ended that way,ÂŽ she said. Â at Â… that is what he did!ÂŽ her oldest sister asked incredulously. ÂHe sang?ÂŽ ÂA song?ÂŽ her other sister asked, confused. ÂYou mean Daddy sang a hymn like that? I never even heard daddy sing before!ÂŽ ÂWell he did,ÂŽ she said, ÂAmazing Grace.ÂŽ ÂDaddy sang that?ÂŽ the oldest yowled. ÂMama, have you ever heard Daddy sing?ÂŽ e woman watched solemnly out the window, past the old truck, her eyes Â“ xed on the burnt oak out in the loaming, the one that burned the night after the sheri Âs men had taken her husband. ere had been yelling and venomous curses coming from the dark beyond that horrible Â” ame. ÂMama?ÂŽ e other girl asked again. ÂDo you hear? Did you ever hear Daddy sing like that?ÂŽ She did not look away from the burnt tree, now released of its gnarled, tortured shape in the night. ÂNo,ÂŽ she answered softly, ÂIÂve never heard your daddy sing. Not once in all his born days did I ever hear that man sing.ÂŽ BRONSON SELF STORAGE500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621352-486-2121 5x10 Units $20first 3 months(new move ins only) Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up Giving ThanksWith this being anksgiving Week, I always take the time and reÂ” ect back and think of all the things that I am truly thankful for. First, I am thankful for a loving and merciful God. And I am thankful for my family and friends and I especially want to thank the Levy County Community for accepting me back and the show of love and forgiveness that you have shown me. You will never know how much I appreciate you and my hometown and homecounty. I will always call this my home and you will always be my friends. ank you again for your support over the years and for your friendships and I hope everyone has a wonderful anksgiving and Christmas season. Jamie Gri n Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles Rivalry to Promote Florida AgricultureFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced today the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has teamed up with two of the stateÂs top brands Â… the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles Â… to harness the home team passion associated with the athletics rivalry and direct it towards supporting Florida products. e partnership leverages every game, match and competition between the two teams in 18 sports to promote Fresh From Florida. e tradition-rich Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles football game will serve as the signature event of this partnership to communicate the importance of Fresh From Florida to an audience that is uniquely Florida: Gator and Seminole Fans. is yearÂs matchup of the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles football teams will be titled the ÂFresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown,ÂŽ scheduled for Nov. 26 in Gainesville. e Fresh from Florida Sunshine Showdown will highlight the importance of supporting Florida farmers and Â“ sherman and communicate the impact of buying home grown and harvested products from Florida. FloridaÂs seafood industry has taken a blow from public misperceptions about the safety of Florida seafood following the Gulf oil spill. e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tests Florida Gulf seafood for the presence of contaminants and results show the seafood is safe. e new Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown is an e ort to encourage fans to support the local economy and buy Florida seafood and agricultural products. Agriculture is a $100 billion industry in Florida. In this di cult economic environment, it is important for Floridians to support their neighbors and communities by buying locally-grown and harvested products, especially Florida seafood.
The Levy County Journal6ANovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 November 21, 2011November 22, 2011November 23, 2011November 24, 2011November 25, 2011Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich Chicken FingersTossed Salad/ Green BeansSliced Pears Assorted Milk 1%-2% Pizza/ Choice Green Peas/Tossed Salad Sliced Peaches Assorted Milk 1%2%NO SCHOOLNO SCHOOLNO SCHOOL November 28, 2011November 29, 2011November 30, 2011December 1, 2011December 2, 201Hamburger on Bun/ Corn Dog Tater Tots/ Mixed Salad Chilled Applesauce Assorted Milk 1%-2% Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce/ Ham & Cheese Sub Mixed Salad/ Green Beans Orange Wedge Home Made Garlic Rolls Assorted Milk 1% 2% Tacos w/Cheese/ Pizza Tater Tots/ Letuce/Tomato Pineapple Cake Assorted Milk 1%-2% Chicken Pattie/Hot Dog Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy Winter Mix Orange Wedges Home Made Rolls Assorted Milk Ketchup/Mustard Taco w/ Cheese/Salsa Hamburger on Bun French Fries/Lettuce/ Tomato Peach Cobbler Assorted Milk Taco Sauce/Ketchup/MayoDecember 5, 2011December 6, 2011December 7, 2011December 8, 2011December 9, 2011Chicken Fingers/Pizza Cole Slaw/Baked Beans Chilled Peaches Assorted Milk Ketchup Macaroni & Cheese w/ Ham or Popcorn Chicken Mixed Vegetables/Salad Orange Wedges Home Made Rolls Assorted Milk Pizza Tossed Salad/Corn Apple Wedges Assorted Milk Salad Dressing Turkey & Dressing/PizzaMashed Potatoes w/ GravyGreen Beans/ Cranberry Sauce Fruit Cup Mix Home Made Rolls Assorted Milk ManagerÂ’s ChoiceIn accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the base of race, color ,nationsl orgin, sex, age, or disablity.LEVY COUNTY SCHOOLS LUNCH MENUSpecial Addition to CMS A/B Honor Roll When we reported the ChieÂ” and Middle School A/B Honor Roll it was missing one very important name Jonathan Brice of the 6th Grade Class. We want to give Jonathan his due reward for all his hard work. Congratulations Jonathan Brice for making it to the A/B Honor Roll for the 2011 1st 9 week period at CMS. CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 Make a New Years resolution to help the children. Right now there are about 650 children in the dependency system in the 8th Judicial Circuit. Only half of those children have a Guardian ad Litem to advocate for them in court. rough no fault of their own, children are separated from their families and everything they are familiar with because of neglect, abuse or abandonment by their parents. ItÂs a nightmare for them. ey need to know that someone is there for them, to care about them, and to let them know they are worthy and worthwhile. Guardian Volunteers help assure the welfare of the children and that they do not become statistics. ey serve as fact Â“ nders for the judge, make recommendations and speak for the child in court Guardian Volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. e program o ers free training, legal and sta assistance. Volunteers commit to one year at about 10 hours per month. e next class starts January 10th so make a New YearÂs resolution to be a child advocate. Call Jenni at 352-4936051 or go to guardianadlitem.org for more information.Guardian ad Litem Program Needs YOU on Jan. 10, 2012 Surplus Property Auction from the Levy County School Board and the Levy County SheriÂs Department 19 school buses; (2) Â04 Ford Crown Victorias; (6) Â03 Crown Victorias; approximately 25 additional vehicles with more to be added. WES 4th Graders Expressing Â‘ThankgivingÂ’With anksgiving right around the corner, the students in Teri DixonÂs and Joelene ViningÂs 4th grade classes at Williston Elementary School were given an opportunity to express those people or things for which they were thankful. Of course, Mr. Tom TurkeyÂs individual tail feathers became the ÂpaperÂŽ on which they composed their brief paragraphs. e students had to give reasons why they were thankful for what or whom they were writing about. Trentin Crooms was one of several students who got to read his writing during the morning announcements before the anksgiving holidays began. e students in DixonÂs class, pictured here, point to the location of their Âtail featherÂŽ on the big display in the 4th grade hallway. Madison Bond said she was thankful for her family, while Jacob Turbeville expressed thanks for his dog Grayson. Seated is Trei Duncan, who said he was grateful for his brother. It was no surprise to hear Dustin Battle say he was thankful for his ÂPapa.ÂŽ Finally, Jennifer Hernandez concurred with Madison; she is thankful for her family. As we enter this season of thanksgiving at all levels, may we think on this quote by William Arthur Ward: ÂFeeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.ÂŽ Â„Submission and Photo courtesy of Lisa Statham Posteraro FFA Teaching Leadership Skills FFA members from District 3 Sub-District 2 had the opportunity to learn leadership skills at the recent Letter to Success leadership conference hosted by Kaley Wilder of Williston & Hailey Bason of ChieÂ” and. Wilder & Bason are the current Sub-District Chair and Co-Chair, the subdistrict is made up of Bronson, ChieÂ” and, Cedar Key and Williston FFA chapters. During the conference members learned about their leadership styles and how to put them to use in their chapters. COMMUNITY NEWS CONTRIBUTORSEver had a hankering to be a crime reporter? Are you drawn to getting information about events and news in your area? The Levy County Journal would like to hear from you. Write your stories our stories. You donÂ’t have to have a degree in journalism, just a nose for interesting happenings in Levy County. Just contact us at 490-4462 or e-mail editor@ levyjournal.com and help us be your community bulletin board to the rest of Levy County.
The Levy County Journal 7ANovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 SudokuFor this weekÂs crossword puzzle answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to Â“ nd the answers. Last weekÂ’s Sudoku 115 NOTICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 310 HOUSE RENT 415 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 440 VACANT LAND FOR SALE 515 YARD SALE Classifieds ADVERTISER NOTICE Â— The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit and locate any classi ed advertisement as deemed appropriate. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising. --------HAPPY TAILS SOCIAL CLUB Â— Animal and Pet Rescue is now located in the Chie and Flea Market, booth Red 27. Stop by and chat for a bit. 352-493-0252. tfnf --------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS Â— Con dential Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Open Mon.,Tues., Thurs. 11AM6PM Call (352) 493-7773 Harmony pregnancy center PO Box 2557 Chie and,FL. Tfn --------AL-ANON MEETINGS IN WILLISTON Â— Join us for Al-Anon meetings on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Midway Plaza located at 13451 NE Highway 27 Alt. in Williston. 1-800-851-1795. ftfn --------NARCONON Â— a nonpro t public bene t organization that specializes in helping people with drug or alcohol addictions assessments and more than 11,000 local referrals. Call (800) 556-8885 or visit www. drugrehab.net --------AA MEETING Â— FOR INFORMATION CALL NORTH CENTRAL Florida Intergroup Of ce at (352) 372-8091 which is also a 24hour local hotline number. --------ADDICTION RECOVERY MEETING Â— Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our meeting every Thursday night at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 7:00 PM Â– Hwy. 340 in Bell, west of 129. Call 386-935-2300 or go to www. grace-ministry.net for more info. Tfnf125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! Â— We move Â’em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. JoeÂ’s Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnApJftfn --------NEED A FENCE OF ANY KIND? Call Danny, any time. 352-463-1832 or 352493-5345 tfnApJftfn --------GUNS AND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMITS: Call (352) 493-4209 for information. 12/22Jp STUMP GRINDING: Free Estimates (352) 493-1607 (352) 538-9938 12/1Jp130 FREEFREE MEALS ON WHEELS FOR PETS: Hosted by Happy Tails Social Club. Call for details (352) 493-0252 ftfn135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFLORIDAÂ’S LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advo-cates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The programÂ’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residentsÂ’ concerns. Special training and certi cation is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programÂ’s Web site at http:// ombudsman.my orida.com. The local council meets at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programÂ’s current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. These public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. tfnf210 HELP WANTEDSALES POSITION FOR TREE FARM: We are looking for a local person to train for an agricultural sales position. Must have reliable transportation and have agricultural background. Base salary plus commission. References required. Call Linda at (352) 493-2496; Email resum to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (352) 493-2720; mail to P. O. Box 1126, Chie and, FL 32644. tfnJe --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 12/15Jp --------HIGH LEVEL SALES POSITION now available. Applicant must be experienced in manufactured home sales; must be self motivated, reliable and have excellent work ethic. Bring your resum to C&G Movile Homes on Hwy 19 in Chie and. 352/490-7422 11/24Jb305 APTS FOR RENTQUIET APARTMENT COMMUNITY: 2 bedroom/1 bath with washer/dryer hook-ups. $560/month plus security. Ask about our specials. Call 352/528-3352. 11/24Jb310 HOUSE RENTARCHER HOMESTYLE REALTY RENTALS 352-495-9915 In Archer: 2/bed Historic. Porch, fenced. $500 3/bed Historic. Wow. Shaded lot, pecan trees. $800 Archer/Bronson: 3/bed 1.25 acres. Deck, fenced. Rent or rent to own. $650 Williston/Bronson 2/bed/2 bath. Split plan. $500 Gainesville: 2/bed 2 acres. $600 Owner/Broker. Homestyle Realty 352-495-9915 12/1Jp315 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENTBRONSON: 2 bed/2 bath SWMH and 3 bed/2 bath SWMH. ALSO Â– 3 bed/1 bath House. 1st monthÂ’s and Security Deposit required. Call 352-528-6179 for more information. 12/1Jb410 HOUSE FOR SALEREPO HOMEIN BLACK JACK ESTATES: 5191 SE 107 Court, Bronson, FL 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths, 1.4 acres, 1800sq/ft living area, $100 closing costs. Financing available. Call Dan 800-285-4414. 12/29Jp --------FOR SALE BY OWNER Â– CITRUS SPRINGS/ DUNNELLON AREA: 2 story, 4bedrooms/3 baths, above-ground pool, 8x10 utility building. Financing available. $100 closing cost, low down. Call Dan 800285-4414. 12/29Jp415 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE1992 3BR/2BA FLEETWOOD DWMH ON 1-1/2 ACRES. Granite Counter Tops, New roof, fully fenced corner parcel. 6990 SE 220 Ave, Morriston, FL. Owner Financing! $5k Down, only 668/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing.com (352) 215-1018. 12/15Jp --------WHY PAY RENT when you can own this 32x60 3bedroom/2 bath with family room and corner replace for only $359 per mo. W.A.C. Call 352/490-7422 or 877/373-2941 11/24Jb --------GREAT STARTER HOME Â– 28x44 3bedroom/2bath includes Del, Setup, Code Steps, AC/Heat, Skirting. Only $285 per mo. W.A.C. Call 352/490-7422 or 877/373-2941 11/24Jb] --------HOME ONLY OR LAND/ HOME PACKAGES Â– Stop paying rent and making your landlord rich! Call C&G of Chie and and become a home owner at last. 352/490-7422 or 877/3732941 11/24Jb --------JUST RECEIVED 2003 JACOBSEN 16x72 (68 box) 2BR/2BA, front kitchen, ceramic tile oors, excellent condition, inc. Del., Setup, rehook AC, Skirting. Only $27,995.00. Call C&G of Chie and at 352/490-7422 or 877/373-2941 11/24Jb --------2001 PEACH STATE 16X80 Â– 3bed/2bath incl Del., Setup, AC, Steps, Skirting for $18,900.00 Call 877/3732841 11/24Jb --------2007 4BR/2BA FLEETWOOD Â– Incl Del., Setup, Skirting, Steps, AC. $39, 900.00 Call 877/3732941. 11/24Jb440 VACANT LAND FOR SALELAND FOR SALE: 1 to 2 acre lots; owner nance, easy terms, low down payment, Bronson/Williston areas. 352-472-4977 tfnJp -------4 ACRES WILLISTON: Secluded country setting. Gorgeous Oaks with cleared homesite. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $39,900.00 Only $410/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 1/12Jp -------1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 1/12Jp --------1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL, SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED!! Cleared homesite! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! No Down Payment! $29,900.00. Only 307.56 / mo www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352-215-1018. 1/12Jp --------2/3 ACRE Â– BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Just 1 blk off HWY 27. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Only $132/mo. Total $12,900.00. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352-215-1018. 1/12/12Jp --------5 ACRES WILLISTON: 6671 NE 131 Ave. WELL SEPTIC & POWER! Gorgeous Oak Shaded Homesite! Fenced! Perfect for Horses! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $69,900.00 Only $613/mo www. LandOwnerFinancing.com or call 352-215-1018. 1/12Jp --------FOR SALE BY OWNER: Prosperous residential land for sale, charming and spacious 5-acre lot in Meadowland Estates in Levy County, great site for home or pasture, not wooded. $35,000 negotiable. Call 706-465-3081, ask for Bennie. Serious buyers only. 12/15Jp445 WANTED TO BUYJUNK CARS BOUGHT: $150 Â— $1,000. CALL 352453-7159 tfnJp --------CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $200 and up. 352771-6191. 12/15Jp500 FOR SALELUMBER FOR SALE Â— Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn ---------BARRELS: Now have screw-top barrels, $20; Metal burn barrels, $10; plastic barrels, $15; open-top plastic barrels, $15; 5-gallon buckets, $1.50. Delivery. 352-486-5860. tfnJp ---------DIXIE MONUMENTS: Serving North Central Fla. for over a decade. Featuring beautiful bronze, marble & granite monuments in many colors and styles. Choose from 100s of designs or let us custom design any idea you may have! We have the latest technology in laser etchings and can also inscribe nal dates and lettering at the cemetery. Located at 1471 NE 512 Ave. (behind McCrab church) Hwy 349 Â– 7 miles north of Old Town. Open Tues-Fri 8-4 & Sat. 8-12 or call for after hourÂ’s appt. Toll Free 1-877-542-3432 6/9/12Jp--------BEANIE BABIES & BEANIE BUDDIES. Large collection will sell as a group or individually. Call 352-2624169 for more information. tfnJe --------PARKER HUNTING BOW Â– rated 50-74 lbs, 19 arrows with hunting & target tips, grips, releases, lighted sights, arrow guide, carrying case, etc. $300 OBO; also 2 metal detectors, Micronta Discovery 2, includes scoops. 352-486-0212. 12/8Jp TOOLS YARD SALE: Fri. & Sat. Nov. 25 & 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 635 E.Thrasher (Hwy 24) Bronson. See Signs. Mostly tools but also miscellaneous and clothes. 11/24Jp --------BRONSON SELF STORAGE WARS 500 COMMERCE STREET (Behind Dollar General) (352) 486-2121 (Public Invited) Auction & Garage Sale Sat. 12/3/11 @ 9 a.m. Have your yard sale here the day of the AUCTION. $5 permit required. Call for details. Setup time starts at 8 a.m. We expect a good turnout of buyers for the Auction and lots of off-street buyers. 12/1Jb540 LIVESTOCKCHRISTMAS HORSES Â– Rehabilitated Rescue horses ready to go. $300 each to good homes only. (352) 210-1151. 12/1Jp550 FARM PRODUCTSLOOK Â— NEW HAY FOR SALE: Large rolls, highly fertilized, net-wrapped, weed free! Coastal Bermuda-$45; Pensacola Bahia-$35. Call (352) 9490222. tfnAbJf555 AUTOMOBILESÂ’87 CADILLAC BROUGHAM Â– runs good, $900. (352) 210-1151. 12/1Jp -------ANY JUNK CAR Â– cash paid up to $500. Free pickup. 352-445-3909 12/15Jp615 MOTORCYCLES 2008 THUNDERBIKE SCOOTER; 100 mpg, 800 original miles, luggage trunk, helmet and raingear, almost new condition, cost $2200 will sell for $895 OBO; also motorcycle jackets, helmets, gear, bags, etc. 352-4860212. 12/8Jp Serving others is our mission. Make it yours.Thanks to excellent service, Dollar General Market continues to grow. As a division of Dollar General, the nationÂs largest small-format retail discounter, we proudly oer fresh food and quality products at low prices. Improving lives through service in our stores and communities, we serve the best interests of our employees as well, with competitive pay and beneÂ“ts, and advancement potential. If you are serviceminded, youÂre welcome to join our new Market store opening in the Bronson, FL area. We are looking to Â“ll hourly positions.Seeking individuals with a desire to serve, a drive to excel and a determination to succeed, Dollar General Market truly cares about our customers, our employees, our communities, and our world. Apply in person at our Bronson store. Learn more online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers ÂWelcome.ÂŽ EOE M/F/D/V
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L Levy L i f e ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 21 50 CENTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923continued on page 7 Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email email@example.com.Found Photo In the Fall of 2003, a Levy County Journal sta er discovered a white box full of photographs that may or may not have run in earlier editions of the newspaper. e box was unmarked, and the photographs remain unidentiÂ“ ed and unclaimed. Hence the name of our feature: Found Photo. We ask our readers to take a look and see if they can identify the folks in the photo, as well as the story behind it.Found PhotoLast weekÂs Found Photo was identiÂ“ ed by a couple of people as Tate Mikell of Williston who was wearing his FFA District/ State o cer blazer in the photo for 1999-2000. e photo was identiÂ“ ed by Sara Berry and veriÂ“ ed by Oz Osbourne as being Tate. e Clay Landing Days presentation by the Manatee Springs State Park and e Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc. will take you back in time to the days of the settlers even though you are visiting Clay Landing on Nov. 25th and 26th of this year of 2011. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. you can journey into the past and experience their lifestyle of the settlers, see the intermingling and relationship with the Seminole Indians, or just enjoy the ride through the north trail system, one of which is wheelchair/disability accessible. Witness survival skills used by Native Americans and pioneers alike, learn how they lived, what clothing they wore, how food was prepared over campÂ“ res, and if you master communication with them you may even get to sample tasty morsels! e Clay Landing activities are free with a paid park admission at Manatee Springs State Park located at 11650 NW 115 Street in ChieÂ” and. For more information call the park at 352/493-6072 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.orgManatee Springs State Park Presents a Living History of Manatee Springs Settlers at Clay Landing are busy all day to survive. Beautiful Manatee Springs Camp re cooking in the hands of the children who help. Grinding for survival takes on a whole new dimension this way.Clayton Lott is an 8th grader at Bronson Middle School and apparently knows a lot about Brangus cattle. His family has a history with the Brangus cross-breed and Clayton has capitalized on that very history. Last Friday, Nov. 18, Clayton took his Â“ rst steps in winning and on Monday, Nov. 21 competed again at BMS and came out on top with his delivery of Brangus information to the audience, according to Jennifer Bray who teaches 8th grade science and 9th grade agriculture and reading and is the Bronson Middle School FFA Advisor. e University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) sponsors the 4H Tropicana Public Speaking Competition through the Extension programs with an open topic but a longer speech than required for the individual school competitions. e purpose is to give more exposure to writing and giving speeches to participants. It is open to every child in public schools, private schools or homeschoolers and is based on the Sunshine State Standards. Classrooms compete with all classrooms for that school then the top speakers of every eligible age and school aim for the countywide competition. ose winners become eligible for the State Fair competition in Tampa in February. Bronson Student Gives Winning Speech on Brangus CattleWinners of a Tropicana 4H Public Speaking Competition held Monday at BMS are l to r,. 3rd place Stephanie Guardiola, 2nd place Brandy Co ey, and 1st place Clayton Lott. First Place winner in the 4H Tropicana Competition is Clayton Lott with his speech on Brangus cattle.Congratulations to all the winners and participants in this competition. And hereÂs believing that Clayton will make it to the top representing Bronson Middle School in Tampa in 2012.By Kathleen LowynsNature Coast Master Gardeners (NCMG) dedicated the FloridaFriendly Discovery Garden with a fall-themed ribbon-cutting ceremony in cooperation with the University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Levy County Board of County Commissioners Albert E. Fuller, Levy County Extension Director, Anthony Drew, Levy County Agricultural Agent, and Barbara Edmonds, MultiCounty Master Gardener Service Coordinator provided various views of the history and beneÂ“ ts of the Discovery Garden and Nature Coast Master Gardener program. In his twenty-Â“ ve years at Levy Extension Âthis is the best demonstration garden Master Gardeners Dedicate Discovery GardenLeft to right: Master Gardeners Sherry Harmon, Star Lara 2011 Volunteer of the Year, Danny Stevens Chairman Levy County BoCC, Albert Fuller County Extension Director, Marsha Drew District 3 Commissioner, Dr. Eric Simonne UF NE District Director, David Anthony Drew Levy Agriculture Agent, Barbara Edmonds and Lamar Greene Nature Coast Master Gardener. he has seenÂƒto educate peopleÂŽ stated Fuller. Applauding their volunteer e orts, ÂMaster Gardener volunteers Â“ ll a vital role as they reach far more people than Anthony Drew could hope to serve single-handedly.ÂŽ Dr. Eric H. Simonne, UF North East District Extension Director, interjected humor with his message that the days of Âmow, blow and goÂŽ horticulture have been replaced with research-based Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices and principles.
The Levy County Journal2BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONBronson Chamber of Commerce Events e Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce will be having a yard sale on Dec. 3rd. Donations can be dropped o on Dec. 2nd or they can be picked up. No clothes please. For more info please call (352) 222-4442. e funds raised will go to Â“ nance the Tommy Dunford Scholarship.Integrating Land and Wildlife Management Workshop Nov. 28Workshop 3, Quail and Timber, in the Integrating Land and Wildlife Series will be covering ÂManaging Your Timber to BeneÂ“ t Bobwhite QuailÂŽ and will be held on Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Levy County Extension O ce, 625 N. Hathaway Ave (Alt. 27), Bronson, FL 32621. ere will be a $5 Registration Fee (Dinner Included) To register please call (352) 486-5131 or Email ewillcox@uÂ” .eduCEDAR KEYCedar Key Arts Center Cedar Key Arts Center has lots to o er in December. All events are open to the public. Please join us for fun, comradeship, and creativity. Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. Gallery Openings: Main Gallery: Celebrate and Decorate-Open to the community in all mediums. Art pieces are due to the Gallery by Nov. 29 at 5 pm. Prizes will be awarded. Members Gallery: Joni Ho man-wood relief. Cedar Key Arts Center December Workshops: Register at Cedar Keyhole or by contacting instructor. Non-members are welcome, just add $5 to cost or join CKAC. Dec. 1st: Holiday Earrings-Make 3-6 pairs of beaded/wire earrings to wear or gift with Donna Bushnell, 9 am.-12, cost $20.50. Call 352-493-1807. Dec. 5th: Holiday Centerpieces with Marci Wilcox and CK Garden Club from 9 am.-12. Cost $10. Bring your favorite vase or basket. Call 813-215-0050. Dec. 9th: Bev Ringenberg introduces Fused Glass through making 1-2 small projects. Cost $10. Call 352-543-0362. Dec. 10th: Amy and Henry GernhardtÂs Raku Pottery Party from 12-5 pm. Cost $25. Have a fun time Â“ ring raku glaze on one piece of pottery. Call 352-543-9165. Dec. 16th-Still Life Open Studio and every 3rd Friday with Sandra Allen, 10-5. Free/Open. Sunday Salons from 3-5 p.m. at Cedar Key Arts Center Dec. 4Raku Discussion with Gernhardts Dec. 18-Composition Call to All Artists ree gallery events this winter will be open to all artists for contribution. Limit of 3 pieces per exhibitor and $5 entry fee per piece. Dec. 3rd: Celebrate and Decorate will include all mediums and is open to the community. Art pieces due to CKAC by 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Prizes to be awarded. Jan. 7th: Quilt Exhibit-open to community. Quilts due to CKAC by 5 p.m., on Jan. 3rd. March 3: Salute to Wildlife of Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges includes all mediums and open to the community. Due Feb. 28 by 5 p.m.YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis WomanÂ’s Club Thrift Shop and More e Yankeetown-Inglis WomanÂs Club rift Shop is the place to be this November. e holidays are just around the corner and with better than Black Friday prices the rift Shop is here to help you start your Christmas shopping. Along with all the clothes, housewares and jewelry, Christmas decorations abound. A 15% discount will be o ered on all menÂs clothing for the month of November and as a way to thank those who have served our country, a 10% discount is o ered to all Veterans (with ID) on their total purchase. rift Shop hours are Tues, Wed and Fri 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and urs. 5 to 7 p.m. e shop will be closed the week of anksgiving, so stop in often to get those great buys. Questions, call club 447-2057 or email; firstname.lastname@example.orgCleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note conÂ“ rming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www. cleaningforareason.org/. ank you Â… from the Yankeetown-Inglis WomanÂs Club.WILLISTONFree Veteran AARP Driver Safety Course Nov. 29During the month of November AARP is o ering the Driver Safety Course for free to veterans and spouses with military ID cards. is course fulÂ“ lls the mandate to receive a premium discount to all participants who submit a certiÂ“ cate of completion of this course. e class will be held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 339 E. Noble Ave. in Williston on Tues. Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants need to register in advance so that the Driver Safety Handbooks will be available for them. Register by calling Adelia Vachon at 352/528-5024 and leave a message if no answer. Class size is limited to 30. Non-military can also attend at the usual cost of $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.Williston Jr. WomanÂ’s Club Hosts 2nd Â‘Jingle Bell JogÂ’ at WES on Dec. 3On Sat. Dec. 3, come join in the fun at Williston Elementary School when the GFWC Williston Junior WomanÂs Club hosts the 2nd Jingle Bell Jog beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Runners should arrive by 8:30 a.m.) And thereÂs a race for everyone! Categories: Diaper Dash (infant-2 yrs., 50 yd. dash); Tot Trot (3preK, 100 yd. dash); K-2nd Grade ( mile run); and Fun Run (3rd8th grade, 1 mile). e race fee is $8, and registration forms and money need to be turned in at Joyce Bullock Elementary or WES by Fri., Nov. 18. Everyone who pre-registers receives a t-shirt, and parents may run with their children for no additional charge. (Shirts cannot be guaranteed for runners the day of the race.) Please make checks/money orders payable to ÂGFWC Williston Junior WomanÂs Club.ÂŽ For more information, please contact WES-PE teacher Erin Owens (352/316-5022), JBE-PE teacher Patty Gri th (352/3392866) or Williston Junior WomanÂs Club 1st vice president Jessica Guinsler Moran (352/316-5647). is fundraiser is a joint e ort between our two public elementary schools, and the proceeds are split between both JBE and WES. Mark your calendars to be at Williston Elementary School on Sat., Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. for the 2nd Jingle Bell Jog!Williston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Our meetings are held every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and guests are very welcome. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352-342-7525. ursdays: Bingo @ 7 p.m. We o er two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Farmers Market and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. DUNNELLONDunnellonÂs Eighth Annual Victorian Holiday Festival Nov. 26 ousands of twinkling holiday lights will once again adorn the shops of DunnellonÂs Historic Village during their annual Victorian Holiday Festival which takes place on Sat., Nov. 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. is yearÂs event will again feature horse-drawn sleigh rides with the magniÂ“ cent draft horses of Sen-Diron Farms and Hayrides beneÂ“ tting the needy children of Dunnellon. Visit our new childrenÂs area with a bounce house and other fun things. Each of the Historic Village Shops will be hosting musical entertainment and will also be providing homemade refreshments. Food vendors will be on hand to satisfy the more hearty appetites. All of the shops will be decorated, open and Â“ lled with unique gifts for your shopping pleasure. Santa Claus aka Father Christmas has agreed to step back in time to old Dunnellon for this evening of celebration, music and merriment. Bring your cameras and your good cheer as we kick o the holiday season with our eighth annual festival. For more information, call (352) 465-2225.CHIEFLANDÂ“Clay Landing DaysÂ” Nov. 25 and 26-A Living History of Manatee SpringsCelebrate the living history of this beautiful Â“ rst magnitude spring, Manatee Springs State Park, at the Clay Landing Days featuring rides through the north trail system experiencing the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians. One of the rides is accessible to persons with disabilities with little or no assistance, including wheelchairs. Come join us on a fun ride and a journey into the past, where you will witness survival skills used by Native Americans and pioneers alike. Clay Landing Days activities are free with a paid park admission. For more information please call the park at 352-493-6072 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. e event will take place from: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Park closes at Sundown); Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26 at Manatee Springs State Park, 11650 NW 115th Street in ChieÂ” and, Florida.Free Veteran AARP Driver Safety Course Nov. 30During the month of November AARP is o ering the Driver Safety Course for free to veterans and spouses with military ID cards. is course fulÂ“ lls the mandate to receive a premium discount to all participants who submit a certiÂ“ cate of completion of this course. e class will be held at the Capital City Bank in ChieÂ” and on Wed. Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants need to register in advance so that the Driver Safety Handbooks will be available for them. Register by calling Linda Cochran at 352/4931742 Class size is limited to 30. Non-military can also attend at the usual cost of $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.Big Library Book Sale Dec. 3 e Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library in ChieÂ” and will be conducting a book sale in conjunction with the ChieÂ” and Winterfest on Dec. 3. ere will be hundreds of hardcover books, paperbacks, audio books, videos, jigsaw puzzles and childrenÂs books for sale at great prices. Hardly anything over a dollar and most for much less. Buy a reusable fabric tote bag for $5 and take away as many books, etc. as it will hold. Hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the white octagon building on NE 1st Avenue visible from US 19 and next to the Â“ re station. Look for the signs and banners. For more information stop by the Library or contact Friends president Tom Reitz at 493-1896, 949-5413 or email@example.com. All proceeds go to support the Luther Callaway Public Library.Chie and Chamber Presents Christmas Beauty Pageant Dec. 3 e ChieÂ” and Chamber of Commerce is hosting the ChieÂ” and Christmas Beauty Pageant on Sat. Dec. 3. An early entry discount will be applied if the applications are received by Nov. 22. at $35.00. Cash or checks made payable to ChieÂ” and High School. After Nov. 22 $45.00 (Cash Only) e application fee must be included with your application. Age Divisions and Times: 0-2 year olds 10:30 AM ÂLittle Miss Jingle BellÂŽ; 3 years-Kindgergarten 11:30 AM ÂLittle Miss SnowÂ” akeÂŽ; 1st Â… 5th Grade 12:30 PM Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 24 Low 6:57 AM -1 7:03 AM Rise 6:18 AM 2 24 High 1:34 PM 3.4 5:35 PM Set 5:07 PM 24 Low 6:51 PM 1.3 F 25 High 12:25 AM 4.2 7:04 AM Rise 7:26 AM 0 25 Low 7:45 AM -1.1 5:35 PM Set 6:05 PM 25 High 2:24 PM 3.3 25 Low 7:35 PM 1.4 Sa 26 High 1:09 AM 4.3 7:04 AM Rise 8:30 AM 0 26 Low 8:32 AM -1.1 5:34 PM Set 7:08 PM 26 High 3:11 PM 3.2 26 Low 8:20 PM 1.4 Su 27 High 1:54 AM 4.2 7:05 AM Rise 9:27 AM 3 27 Low 9:17 AM -0.9 5:34 PM Set 8:12 PM 27 High 3:55 PM 3.1 27 Low 9:05 PM 1.4 M 28 High 2:40 AM 4 7:06 AM Rise 10:17 AM 9 28 Low 10:01 AM -0.6 5:34 PM Set 9:16 PM 28 High 4:38 PM 3 28 Low 9:51 PM 1.4 Tu 29 High 3:28 AM 3.8 7:07 AM Rise 11:00 AM 16 29 Low 10:44 AM -0.3 5:34 PM Set 10:16 PM 29 High 5:19 PM 2.9 29 Low 10:41 PM 1.3 W 30 High 4:20 AM 3.5 7:08 AM Rise 11:38 AM 25 30 Low 11:27 AM 0.1 5:34 PM Set 11:14 PM 30 High 6:01 PM 2.9 30 Low 11:37 PM 1.3 Suwannee River EntranceTh 24 Low 7:15 AM -0.9 7:04 AM Rise 6:19 AM 2 24 High 1:40 PM 3 5:35 PM Set 5:07 PM 24 Low 7:09 PM 1.2 F 25 High 12:31 AM 3.7 7:04 AM Rise 7:27 AM 0 25 Low 8:03 AM -1 5:35 PM Set 6:06 PM 25 High 2:30 PM 2.9 25 Low 7:53 PM 1.3 Sa 26 High 1:15 AM 3.8 7:05 AM Rise 8:31 AM 0 26 Low 8:50 AM -1 5:35 PM Set 7:08 PM 26 High 3:17 PM 2.8 26 Low 8:38 PM 1.3 Su 27 High 2:00 AM 3.7 7:06 AM Rise 9:28 AM 3 27 Low 9:35 AM -0.9 5:34 PM Set 8:12 PM 27 High 4:01 PM 2.7 27 Low 9:23 PM 1.3 M 28 High 2:46 AM 3.5 7:07 AM Rise 10:18 AM 9 28 Low 10:19 AM -0.6 5:34 PM Set 9:16 PM 28 High 4:44 PM 2.6 28 Low 10:09 PM 1.3 Tu 29 High 3:34 AM 3.3 7:08 AM Rise 11:01 AM 16 29 Low 11:02 AM -0.3 5:34 PM Set 10:17 PM 29 High 5:25 PM 2.6 29 Low 10:59 PM 1.2 W 30 High 4:26 AM 3.1 7:08 AM Rise 11:39 AM 25 30 Low 11:45 AM 0.1 5:34 PM Set 11:15 PM 30 High 6:07 PM 2.6 30 Low 11:55 PM 1.2Withlacoochee River Entrance 24 Low 7:52 AM -0.9 7:02 AM Rise 6:17 AM 2 24 High 1:41 PM 3.1 5:34 PM Set 5:06 PM 24 Low 7:46 PM 1.2 F 25 High 12:32 AM 3.8 7:02 AM Rise 7:25 AM 0 25 Low 8:40 AM -1 5:34 PM Set 6:05 PM 25 High 2:31 PM 3 25 Low 8:30 PM 1.3 Sa 26 High 1:16 AM 3.9 7:03 AM Rise 8:28 AM 0 26 Low 9:27 AM -1 5:34 PM Set 7:07 PM 26 High 3:18 PM 2.9 26 Low 9:15 PM 1.3 Su 27 High 2:01 AM 3.8 7:04 AM Rise 9:26 AM 3 27 Low 10:12 AM -0.9 5:33 PM Set 8:11 PM 27 High 4:02 PM 2.8 27 Low 10:00 PM 1.3 M 28 High 2:47 AM 3.6 7:05 AM Rise 10:15 AM 9 28 Low 10:56 AM -0.6 5:33 PM Set 9:15 PM 28 High 4:45 PM 2.7 28 Low 10:46 PM 1.3 Tu 29 High 3:35 AM 3.5 7:06 AM Rise 10:59 AM 16 29 Low 11:39 AM -0.3 5:33 PM Set 10:15 PM 29 High 5:26 PM 2.6 29 Low 11:36 PM 1.2 W 30 High 4:27 AM 3.2 7:06 AM Rise 11:37 AM 25 30 Low 12:22 PM 0.1 5:33 PM Set 11:13 PM 30 High 6:08 PM 2.6continued on page 3 Beginning November 15th, 2011, Drummond Bank in ChieÂ” and will display a Christmas Tree with Angels. e Angels will indicate the age of a boy or girl who will not have a Christmas without your help. We invite you to come by and pick an Angel from our tree, wrap the gift indicated on the Angel and return the gift (with the Angel taped to the package) on or before December 14th, 2011. Near December 25th, the bank will sure your gift reaches the child. Please come by today and pick an Angel and help make a child have a special Christmas. Chie and Location only. Drummond Community Bank
The Levy County Journal 3BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast Levy Healthcare Advisory Board Meeting Dec. 7 e Levy Healthcare Advisory Board (LHAB) is having a meeting on Dec. 7th from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the Levy County Health Department. e LHAB was established by the Board of County Commissioners to advise the BoCC on healthcare matters and to improve the health of Levy County residents. e public is invited and light refreshments will be served.WRPC Board of Directors Meeting Dec. 8 e Withlacoochee Regional Planning CouncilÂs Board of Directors meeting scheduled for urs., Nov. 17, 2011, at 7 p.m. has been cancelled due to lack of necessary business. e next meeting of the Board will be its Annual Meeting to be held on ursday, Dec. 8, 2011. e schedule is as follows: Nominating Committee Meeting: 5:30 p.m.; Open House: 6:00 p.m.; Annual Meeting: 7:00 p.m. In the past, refreshments and covered dishes for our Annual Meeting have been provided by Board members. You will be contacted at a later date to conÂ“ rm your attendance and your covered dish. In an e ort to save money on postage and photocopying, we are looking at sending the Board packet by email whenever possible. Please conÂ“ rm that this is okay with you and provide us with your preferred email address by contacting Glenda Roberts at 352/7321315, x216 or firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Meeting Dec. 8FloridaÂs Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. e local council will meet on Dec. 8 at Haven Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Boulevard in Gainesville to discuss the programÂs current activities and give the public a chance to provide comments about long-term care facility issues. ese public meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Concerned citizens and those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the programÂs Web site at http://ombudsman.myÂ” orida.com News for Veterans Â– Free AARP Driving ClassesDuring the month of Nov. AARP is o ering free safe driving classes for any Veteran and/or their spouses. e AARP safe driving class gives you a full three-year discount through your insurance carrier as well as updates on various Motor Vehicle Laws in the state of Florida. e issues that are presented will improve your driving knowledge and assist in safe driving awareness. While the course in November is open to any driver over 50 years of age, Veterans will get this special o er. ChieÂ” and Â… Nov. 28, at Capital City Bank, ChieÂ” and, a one day class, 9:00 a.m Williston Â… Nov. 29, at First Baptist Church, Williston, a one day class, 9:00 a.m.. For requirements for either class call Linda Cochran at 352/493-1742Social Security Of ces Closed Nov. 24 and 25On Friday, November 25th all Social Security Â“ eld o ces, including the Gainesville Social Security o ce, will be closed to the public. Employees who work the day after anksgiving will focus on backlog reduction. Members of the public can Â“ nd many services and get up-to-date information online at www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).Log Cabin QuiltersÂ’ 28th Annual Quilt Show Nov. 25 Â– Dec. 4 e Log Cabin QuiltersÂ 28th Annual Quilt Show will be presented at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 10 Ave in ChieÂ” and (north of Alt 27 at NW 10 Ave, between ChieÂ” and and Bronson) from Nov. 25 to Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. ere will be Crafts and Quilts and Baked Goods. Join us for the Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Sat. Dec. 3 and the drawing to win the quilt on Sun. Dec. 4. For more information call Winnelle Horne at (352) 493-2801. SRWMD Governing Board Tentative Meeting Nov. 28 On Mon. Nov. 28, 2011 at 1 p.m. a Tentative Intermediate Governing Board Meeting will be held at District Headquarters in Live Oak. e Public should check the District website or contact the District to conÂ“ rm that the meeting has not been cancelled or rescheduled. All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public.Levy County Tourist Dev. Council Meeting Nov. 29 e Levy County Tourist Development Council will have its bi-monthly meeting Tues., Nov. 29, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Visitors Bureau, 620 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. e meeting is open to the public.Tax-Aide Volunteers NeededAARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help with tax preparation in their community. Tax-Aide also needs instructors and computer technicians. e Luther Callaway Library is the ChieÂ” and tax site. For information call Bob at (352) 463-8936 or email: email@example.com Local Great Suwannee River Cleanup Dec. 3 e Cleanup is winding down and on Sat. Dec. 3 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM the last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee NWR, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges, and all the volunteers they can muster. Local boat owners from Camp Azalea and Fowlers Blu Refuge boats and volunteer-conservationists will partner in order to rid the Suwannee of debris along the shoreline, barrels buried underwater in the muck, car parts stuck between tree roots, more glass than ever should be in a river, and much more. If youÂd like to join in this community e ort, call the Refuge at 352-493-0238. Fritzi S. Olson, Executive Director Current Problems, Inc., 352264-6827; www.currentproblems.orgCedar Keys Light Station Holiday Light Event Dec. 10Sat., Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Cedar Keys Light Station will be open for a bright holiday event: Holiday Light. ere will be period-dress interpreters, refreshments, and holiday season photo opportunities. Special-value holiday prices will be o ered by tour boats. Join us for this one time event!Trains at the Holidays at Webber Gallery Dec. 17 e College of Central Florida will once again present Trains at the Holidays at the Webber Gallery of the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. e exhibit, which opens on ursday, Dec. 15, has become a holiday tradition for young and old alike. ere is no fee for the exhibit or the reception, which will be will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17. Light refreshments will be available. From noon to 2 p.m., Keith Marr of Operation Lifesaver will entertain and educate visitors with train-related music and a safety presentation for parents and children. From 2 to 4 p.m., Ocala Model Railroaders will conduct a workshop and demonstration on the art of model railroads. e 16th annual exhibit includes exciting layouts and models with historic and holiday themes, which are provided by Ocala Model Railroaders and private collector Bruce Richardson. e Webber Gallery has extended hours for the exhibit to be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily including weekends through Dec. 30; the gallery will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25. For more information about the exhibit, call 352-873-5809. Guardian ad Litem New Class Jan. 10, 2012Make a New Years Resolution to advocate for an abused and neglected children. No special background needed. Legal and sta support provided. Next Class starts Jan 10th. Call 352-4936051 or go to www.gal.alachua.Â” .usCommunity Calendar continued from page 2 ÂLittle Miss MistletoeÂŽ; 6th-8th Grade 2:30 PM ÂMiss Teen ChristmasÂŽ; 9th Â… 12th grade 3:30 PM ÂMiss ChristmasÂŽ. For more information or an application contact Donna Brock 352-493-6025 or 352-221-1176 Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Â” .us Chie and Christmas Festival & Parade Dec. 3 e 2011 ChieÂ” and Christmas Festival & Parade will be held Saturday December 3rd in downtown ChieÂ” and at the historic train depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on US Highway 19 South. e Festival will begin at 10:00 a.m. with arts and crafts, music and song, and activities for children at the ChieÂ” and Trailhead Park (Depot). e lighted parade theme ÂWinter WonderlandÂŽ starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by the evening celebration that includes the lighting ceremony, caroling and visits with Santa who arrives at the Trailhead Park after the Parade. Non-proÂ“ t groups are invited to sell food items or crafts for fundraising. Choirs, musicians and other entertainers are invited to perform. Local businesses are reminded to enter the storefront lighting and decorating contest. For further information or registration forms please call the Greater ChieÂ” and Area Chamber of Commerce at 352/493-1849 or visit our website at www. chieÂ” andchamber.com.Chie and Family Fun Center Ribbon Cutting Dec. 9 e Greater Area ChieÂ” and Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a ribbon cutting for its newest member ChieÂ” and Family Fun Center. On Friday, Dec. 9 at 12:00 p.m. the public is invited to welcome ChieÂ” and Family Fun Center at 1545 NW 26th Ave. to ChieÂ” and. Please take some time to welcome ChieÂ” and Family Fun Center into our community. Lighthouse Word Church Christmas Program Dec. 11Lighthouse Word Church would like to invite the community to our special Christmas Program, ÂDid You Hear e NewsÂŽ on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. featuring Christmas Carols and a special Nativity Scene. We will begin with a free breakfast of quiches, pastries, delicious breakfast casseroles and mocha punch at 9:30 a.m. A nursery will be provided for the service. Please call 493-1554 for more information. Chie and Christmas Light SponsorshipFor a one-time payment of $530.00 you can sponsor a 5ÂŽ snowÂ” ake light Â“ xture with a 17ÂŽ x 36ÂŽ double-sided, vinyl banner (including hardware) imprinted with your business name. One-half payment ($265.00) is due September 11th; the balance ($265.00) November 1st. Sponsors select the pole that will display their banner, on a Â“ rst-come Â“ rst-served basis; however, Sponsor will have Â“ rst right of refusal over the pole directly outside of their business. Sponsor will not select the style lighting Â“ xture. Banners will be displayed annually. Sponsors will be responsible for charges incurred when replacing damaged or worn banners and their frames. For more information please see the attached registration form or call 352-493-1849.FANNING SPRINGSFestival of Lights Classic Car Show Dec. 10 e longest running Festival in the area put on by the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Fanning Springs Festival of Lights, will be hosting their 16th annual Classic Car Show along with all the other festivities, including the yellow rubber ducky race, on Sat. Dec. 10 at their Fanning Springs City Park. ere will be arts and craftsÂ vendors, door prizes, food and drinks, and music by DJ Je Cars from classics to late models to imports are welcome. ere will be separate judging. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon with awards being given out at 3 p.m. ere will be dash plaques to the Â“ rst 50 vehicles. A portion of the proceeds goes to Toys for Tots. Spend a day just having fun in a wonderful park. Admission is free. For more information go to the website at fanningspringschamber.com ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-486-38806 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK157 N. Hathaway Ave., BronsonBreaded Fish Fingers Â€ Mullet Â€ Clam Strips Â€ Stuffed Crab BRONSON RESTAURANTClosed for ThanksgivingHappy ThanksgivingOPEN Thanksgiving DAYTurkey & dressing Baked Ham Roast Beef Homemade mashed potatoes Green Lima beans Mustard greens Coleslaw Potato salad Macaroni & cheese Sweet potato soufÂ” Squash casserole Green bean casserole Pumpkin Pie Peach Cobbler Strawberry Cake ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOODFriday & Saturday Night 5 to 10 p.m. 352-490-49066 a.m. to 10 p.m.7 DAYS A WEEK1/4 mi. N of Walmart on East side of US 19, ChieÂ” and THANKSGIVING DINNER FEAST 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD ALL DAY EVERY DAY 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 DAYS A WEEK Banquet Facilities Available!Crab Legs Â€ CatÂ“ shÂ€ Fried Shrimp Â€ Boiled Shrimp Regular Menu extended plus Traditional Turkey and Dressing e Bronson FFA Alumni is sellingChristmas TreesBeginning late afternoon, Saturday, Nov. 26, (Saturday after anksgiving) at the red light in Bronson, continuing afternoons until sold. e Christmas Trees are: Â€ 6 to 7 ft tall Â€ Fraser Fir Â€ $35 eachSupport the Bronson FFA organization and Happy Holidays! STAND FOR AMERICARally for freedom! e American Civil Liberties Union is suing Dixie County, demanding the removal of the Ten Commandments monument at the courthouse, a monument placed by a private citizen according to the Open Forum guidelines crafted by the Dixie County commissioners. In the Â“rst ruling the judge ordered the monument removed. at ruling is being appealed. You can help in this Â“ght! Come to the Rally Nov. 27th! e purpose of this rally is to inform freedom-loving Americans why this Â“ght is so important. It is being sponsored by Dixie County citizens in order to sound the alarm that our rights and freedoms are being taken away by unelected judicial activists intent on forcing their vision of America on the rest of us. is rally is also a fundraiser to Â“ght the ACLU in court. Liberty Counsel is defending the County. Liberty Counsel, a non-proÂ“t public interest law Â“rm, provides legal services free of charge. Liberty Counsel has a track record of defeating the ACLU the vast majority of the time over the course of many years. Opening prayer: Pastor Mike Brown, First Baptist Church, Cross City Presentation of the colors Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem Special Music: Dixie County interdenominational choir Speaker: Joe Anderson, the private citizen who placed the monument Speaker: KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional attorney, former state prosecutor, historian Speaker: Frank Lay, retired principal, Pace High School, threatened with jail by the ACLU for praying Speaker: Harry Mihet, lead counsel, Liberty Counsel, the attorney arguing this case against the ACLU Oering special music Closing prayerSTAND FOR AMERICA!
The Levy County Journal4BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 PHILLIP MCKAY WILLIAMS, SR POPPhillip McKay Williams Sr. of Steinhatchee passed away Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 at the age of 75 after battling stomach cancer. Mr. Williams was a retired deputy with 27 years of service with the Marion County Sheri Âs Department and a professional hypnotist. He enjoyed many hobbies during his lifetime including coopering which is the making of wooden buckets, barrels and all forms of storage containers, Â“ shing, being a technology ÂgeekÂŽ and most of all enjoying the simple life in Steinhatchee. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his Â“ rst wife, Francis; his second wife, Madeline; his mother Murele Charlton; and two of his daughters, Pam Roberson and Vickie Meyers. He is survived by his children Jerry Williams (Kathy) of Ala., Sandra Jerald (Larry) of Ocala, Danny Frye (Linda) of Dunnellon, Sherry Hillebrandt (Jim) of Calif., Phil Williams Jr. (Vanna) of Ocala, Billie Mathison (Archie) of Mo., Mark Frye and Phillip Frye (Nair) of Miami; and 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. No funeral services will be held and in lieu of Â” owers the family requests donations be made to the Big Bend Hospice Foundation, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428. Arrangements were placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City. He was a great man and will be missed by many.THOMAS M. ARDITO SR.February 18, 1950 Â… November 18, 2011 omas M Ardito Sr. of Morriston passed away Nov. 18, 2011 in Ocala at the age of 61. He was born on Feb. 18, 1950 to Cosmo and Julia Ardito in New Haven, Conn.. He lived most of his life in Margate, Fla. and moved here 22 years ago. He worked as an owner/steel worker. He was a Catholic. He was a baseball coach in Williston and enjoyed playing golf in his spare time. Mr. Ardito was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Ardito and his brother Michael Ardito. He is survived by his wife of 22 years Linda, his son omas Michael Ardito Jr. (Linda); his daughters: Tina Ardito, Koree Ardito Romano, Dina Ardito Vadney (Dale); his brothers, Rocky Ardito and Ricky Ardito; his sister Gina A. Harrison; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Services were held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Knau Funeral Home in Williston at 3 p.m. with Father Joe McDonnell o ciating. He was interred at Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Knau Funeral Home Williston, Fla.BETTY GAYLE BOYATTMay 5, 1943 Â… November 18, 2011 Betty Gayle Boyatt passed away November 18, 2011 at her home in Morriston at the age of 68. She was born on May 5, 1943 to Charles and Betty Logan in Tennessee. W o r s h i p D i r e c t o r y Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:45 am Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida First Baptist ChurchÂ“ Serving God & Loving PeopleÂ”Sunday: Tuesday: Wednesday: S u n d a y : T u e s d a y : W e d n e s d a y : Sunday School 9:15am Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00am Church Supper 5:30pm Morning Worship 10:30am RA/GA ChildrenÂ’s Program 6:30pm Discipleship Hour 5:00pm Full Throttle Youth 6: 30pm Evening Worship 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6: 30pmPastor Troy A. Turner First United Methodist Church of Chiefland Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions ObituariesChurch CalendarEscaping the Vortex of Death Bagpipes at St. AlbanÂ’s Episcopal Church Nov. 27By popular request, Bill Siemon, renowned bagpiper, will be at St. AlbanÂs Episcopal Church sun. Nov. 27. Bill will play the bagpipes before, during and after the 10:30 a.m. service. e public is invited to enjoy his music and attend the Potluck following. If you desire and have one Â… wear your kilt. Come and enjoy this day.Vintage Faith Church Has MovedVintage Faith Church as moved their services to the WomanÂs Club in ChieÂ” and where we meet for our Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bobby Warren and Associate Pastor Josh Dease. We are providing a place where the truth of scripture is taught, lives are restored, community is built, freedom is realized, creativity is encouraged, authenticity is displayed, and service is commonplace. All of that comes from passionately following Jesus Christ. at is Vintage Faith Church. Love live labor. To learn more you can go to our webpage lovelivelabor.org or to our Vintage Faith Church Facebook page.Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Dec. 9 e Fish Dinner, fried or baked, at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall will be on Friday Dec. 9th at 5 p.m. Adults $7, smaller portion $6, children under 12 $4. Lite Lunch will be on Wednesday Dec. 21 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. is weekend there will be a special $2 bag day. All the clothes you can Â“ t in a plastic shopping bag for $2. e ladies there will be happy to show you how to fold to get the most for your money. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27AThe Proclaimers Quartet at First UMC Chie and Dec. 1 e Proclaimers Quartet will be performing at First United Methodist Church in ChieÂ” and on urs. Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ese four men have been singing for the Lord since they were very young (we mean real young, 4 to 7 years of age). You will be inspired and blessed by their performance. To obtain additional information call Elvira at 352/493-4692 or the church o ce at 352/493-4527. Make plans to join us for an exciting evening of Gospel Quartet music. Donations requested at the door.Old Town United Methodist Hosts Christmas Cookie Walk Dec. 3 e Old Town United Methodist Women are having their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 3rd in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. A Cookie Walk consists of tables of homemade cookies ready for you to choose from. You purchase the size tin you wish to Â“ ll and pick from among the decorative and special cookies. Come join in the fun for a real treat. ey also make a great gift.continued on page 7 continued on page 6A colorful swarm of relentless jet skis shredded the brown water, crinkling its surface like a cheap pair of scissors through dollar store gift paper. Beyond their banal buzzing loomed the lyrical laughter of children splashing about in the reluctant little waves that rolled lazily into the shallows. IÂd gamely ventured out of the conditioned air myself, fueled by the acquisition of my new ski boat. My wife Angie hadnÂt wanted to come, at least not until I mentioned my little brother Heath was bringing his new Â“ anc Mindy. en she got on board. (No pun intended.) She said itÂd be a good way to get to know our future sister in-law. Boy was she right. Heath shoved us o and I cranked that boisterous new150 horsepower Mercury outboard. Its roar instinctively caused me to shoot a cavalier wink to no one in particular, and slam down the throttle. We jumped out of the water faster than Shamu after a bucket of fried penguin. Soon we were skimming the surface so fast the only thing getting wet was the prop, and the host of Jet skiers skirting for cover. A crowd watched anxiously from the shore, probably hoping for that sudden gust of wind which wouldÂve sent us into a phenomenal display of aerial acrobatics. Right o AngieÂs elbow found its way to my calloused ribs. Heath shot me a familiar scowl. en I remember how theyÂd both asked me not to show myself as a complete jerk right o I didnÂt know why they wanted me to wait. In my defense, that Mindy girl had a frozen smile placarded across her face the whole time. It looked like she was enjoying herself to me. However, in an e ort to be more amiable, I pulled to a stop, where I commenced barking orders about rigging up the ski rope and inner tube. I declared Heath would be the Â“ rst volunteer to ride since he was strutting around like a banny rooster. I couldnÂt take any more of his muscle Â” exing and courting rituals. e boat wasnÂt big enough for another ego. I determined to give him a ride to remember. Heath certainly held on longer than I thought possible. I had to crank him up to almost forty miles an hour to Â“ nally throw him. Even then I had to yank a sharp left turn and sent him whipping around out in front of us until the shear G-forces Â“ nally pried him loose. His ensuing crash reminded me of the one that caused them to spend six million on that bionic fellow. atÂs when I noticed that feisty Mindy girl glaring at me. ÂWhat,ÂŽ I asked, ÂWe can rebuild him, better, stronger, faster.ÂŽAfter collecting what was left of Heath I commenced laying a heavy guilt trip on Angie. ÂCome on sweetie. DonÂt be scared. Just give it a try. IÂll go easy on you.ÂŽ She responded with a look that said Â” atly, ÂHomey donÂt play that!ÂŽ I was about to get mad when that feisty Mindy girl spoke up, ÂIÂll take a turn.ÂŽ I raised my brow, somewhat surprised. Heath furrowed his over the top of his makeshift neck brace. With Heath over my shoulder I resolved to behave and kept it at low speeds. en something took us both by great surprise. Feisty Mindy gave the Âthumbs upÂ sign. at meant she wanted to go faster! I looked at Heath. He nodded his approval. So I bumped it up. Next thing you know she gives another Âthumbs upÂ! My eyes went wide. Angie snickered. Heath gave the go ahead. is routine went on until she was riding rougher than any regular oleÂ fellow! Obviously this was becoming a direct challenge to our manhood. en, without actually uttering a self incriminating word, Heath sort of indicated with his eyes that maybe it was okay to take her down a peg or two. At least thatÂs the way I read it. Of course, he denies it to this day, his marriage being at stake and all. With the green light, however, I began to put her into what I like to call the ÂVortex of DeathÂ. Turning tight circles I began to stir the pot. Soon I had churned up the wave to beat all waves, almost of tsunami proportions. Subsequently I slung feisty Mindy right into it at full speed. I reckon the tube itself was propelled seven or eight feet high, and poor Mindy, as she is now known, had a vantage point from well above that. I must admit, she pulled o some pretty phenomenal aerial acrobatics for the crowd on the way down. WeÂd already circled back before she Â“ nally landed with a giant belly Â” op. She just laid there bobbing like an old cork as we hauled her in. She was alive, but she didnÂt say a word. In fact, it was several years later before she Â“ nally said one to me! I reckon poor oleÂ feisty Mindy, bionic Heath, and my homey Angie would all want to share some valuable information with youIf you Â“ nd yourself on board with a cocky self seeking, bossy, guilt trip laying, deranged, psycho, nut case at the helm, be looking for a way to get your feet back on solid ground! Certainly donÂt give him any indication that you agree with him, or be sucked into participating in any of his maniacal little games. Jesus showed us how to deal with satan. (ÂGet out of here, satan,ÂŽ Jesus told him. ÂFor the Scriptures say, ÂYou must worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.ÂÂŽ Matthew 4:10 NLT). What? You didnÂt think I was talking about me did you?But anywayGod has created the only Ark that will carry you safely through the eternal ÂVortex of DeathÂ. His name is JESUS. ÂAll Aboard!ÂŽ -Guy She eld You can visit Guy at his website www.butanyway.org, or email him at guy.she email@example.com. Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. .............................Bible Study 11 a.m.......................Worship Period 5 p.m. .......................Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ...............................Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to ÂSpeak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent.ÂŽ We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand The TongueBy Stanley L. CadleAs written in Gospel Appeal 2011 e scriptures have much to teach us about the tongue; most especially, perhaps, we remember these words from James 3:6, "And the tongue is a Â“ re, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it deÂ“ leth the whole body, and setteth on Â“ re the course of nature; and it is set on Â“ re of hell." Going further James says that no man can tame the tongue (verse 8); and he wraps up the contradictory employments to which men put their tongues, saying, "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing" (verse 9) and he adds the warning to God's children that "these things ought not so to be" (verse 10). Just think, dear friends, how much trouble Old Baptists would have escaped if they had heeded the wisdom of those few verses! It isn't an obscure passage of scripture at all; we all know and are familiar with the reading of it. What's more, we've all seen practical evidence that the word of God does not speak in vain, saying, "Behold, how great a matter a little Â“ re kindleth!" (verse 5). It is a well-known and often mourned fact that illadvised, foolish, hateful and envious words have been the cause of great Â“ res that have raged among us leaving little but ruin and bitter memories in their wake. Yet, despite all the wounds that the piercing tongue has dealt among us, despite embers that smolder still amidst the burnings it has kindled, it seems that we're least inclined to sheath the deadliest weapon in all of our carnal arsenal. Indeed, this ought not be so. at above text doesn't nearly exhaust the topic of that "unruly" member. ere is more to be found in other scripture. Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue .... e image there is that of a legal matter wherein the testimony, or words, of one man can condemn or free another.
The Levy County Journal 5BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010 CA 001026 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING INC, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. GERMAIN GARCIA, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2010 CA 001026, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP (hereafter Â“PlaintiffÂ”), is Plaintiff and GERMAIN GARCIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERMAIN GARCIA N/K/A YAMILA SANTOS; JOHN DOE N/K/A CARLOS MASARIGOS; JANE DOE N/K/A AYRA CORLETO, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for ash in the MAIN LOBBY of the Courthouse located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, at 11:00 a.m., on the 19th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE PART OF THE NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, FURTHER DESCRIBED: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 11, IN TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, AND RUN THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 A DISTANCE OF FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY (470) FEET, RUN THENCE WEST PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4 A DISTANCE OF FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY (470) FEET, RUN THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY (470) FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4, RUN THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY (470) FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact iCourt Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org Dated this 9th day of November, 2011. (SEAL) DANNY SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Pub. Nov. 17, 24, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 38-2011-CP-000200 IN RE: ESTATE OF ARMAND J. LUPO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of ARMAND J. LUPO, Deceased, whose date of death was May 25, 2011; File Number 38-2011-CP000200, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the per sonal representativeÂ’s attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against DecedentÂ’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 AF TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION 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 per sons having claims or de mands against decedentÂ’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 PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publica tion of this notice is: November 17, 2011. /s/ Joseph Oliveti Personal Representative 8834 Huntington Pointe Drive Sarasota, FL 34238 /s/ GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P. O. BOX 1129 Chiefland, FL 32644 (352) 493-1458 Pub.: Nov. 17, 24, 2011. ---------PUBLIC NOTICE On October 26, 2011, there was tendered for filing with the FCC in Washington, D.C., an application for assignment of the construction permit for a new FM station of 91.1 MHz, Bronson, Florida, from Calvary Chapel Gainesville, Inc. to Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes, Inc. The officers and directors of Calvary Chapel Gainesville, Inc. are Ted Meilleur and Robert Sullivan and Jason Noll. The officers and directors of Calvary Chapel of the Finger Lakes, Inc. are Scott Gallatin, Jack Trent, Mark Leckie and Bil Gallatin. A copy of the application, amendments and related materials are on file for public inspection at 5510 SW 62nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608. Pub.: Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-CA-171 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 175 Tampa, Florida 33634, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT J. LEPORE, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT J. LEPORE, FOREST PARK III PROP ERTY OWNERSÂ’ ASSO CIATION, INC., and HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to PlaintiffÂ’s Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 1 OF FOREST PARK III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS SAME IS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 ON PAGES 8 THROUGH 11 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998, 66 x 28 HERITAGE MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: FLFLV79AB13087HE21. Commonly known as: 11551 NE 116th Street, Archer, Florida 32618, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, Levy County, Florida, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 9th day of January, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be enti tled to nay remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the Court AdministratorÂ’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-CA-225 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 7406 Fullerton Street, Suite 201 Jacksonville, Florida 32256 Plaintiff, v. MAXINE MARKETTE, IF LIVING, BUT IF DE CEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF MAXINE MARKETTE, DE CEASED, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN DANTS, and THE UN KNOWN TENANT IN POS SESSION OF 10390 NE 124TH STREET, ARCHER, FLORIDA 32618, n/k/a LINDA EVANS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to PlaintiffÂ’s Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 6, OF UNIVERSITY OAKS AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 15, 15A THROUGH 15M OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997, 68 x 28 GRAND MANOR MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER GAGMTD2649AB. Commonly known as: 10390 NE 124th Street, Archer, Florida 32618, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the BOCC meeting room in the Levy County Court house, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, Levy County, Florida, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 9th day of January, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be enti tled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are enti tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the Court AdministratorÂ’s office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011 ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2010-CA001331 U.S. BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. WILLIAM K. PUGH; JESSICA E. PUGH; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown par ties claim as heirs, devi sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment dated November 15, 2011, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in LEVY County, Florida, described as: LOTS TEN (10), ELEVEN (11), TWENTY-FOUR (24) AND TWENTY-FIVE (25), BLOCK ELEVEN (11) OF CIRCLE K RANCH SUB DIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2004 FLEETWOOD DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ATTACHED THERETO, HAVING VIN #GAFL335A88958EA21, TITLE #88913941 AND VIN #GAFL335B88958EA21, TITLE #89913994, WHICH IS NOW RETIRED. a/k/a 14960 NW 76TH TERR., TRENTON, FL 32693 at public sale on January 9, 2012 to the highest bidder for cash, in the main lobby of Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, beginning at eleven oÂ’clock a.m.665101450 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Bronson, Florida, this 15th day of November, 2011. (SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUESTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT (352) 374-3639 OR VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 1-800955-8771. Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000297 REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, v. LESLY STARLING, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Marvin M. Cousins, IRENE F. COUSINS a/k/a Ireva M. Cousins, JOHN D. COUSINS a/k/a John Douglas Cousins, TENANT #1 and TENANT #2, repre senting tenants in posses sion, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause on November 15, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, the Clerk of Levy County will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property Lot 12, Block 4, VILLAGE OF GREEN THUMBS DEV. INC. UNIT ONE, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 3 at Page 41 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. The street address of which is 1951 NE 154 Avenue, Williston, Florida 32696. at a Public Sale, the Clerk shall sell the property to the highest bidder, for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on January 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lobby or BOCC Meeting Room in the Levy County Courthouse, located at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes. Dated: November 15, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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. (SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of the Circuit Court Levy County, Florida By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2011-CA000463 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. f/k/a AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD LLOYD HOLROYD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE, IF ANY, OF RICHARD LLOYD HOLROYD; ALLISON COOK and JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, will, on the 19th day of December, 2011 at 11:00 a. m. at the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., Bronson, FL 32301 offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Levy County, Florida: A parcel of land in the East of the NW of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 18 East, Levy County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: For a Point of reference Commence at the Northwest corner of the East of the NW of Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 18 East thence run South 0153Â’56Â” East along the West line of the East of the NW of Section 29, Distance of 667.59 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 0153Â’56Â” East, along said West line of the East of the NW a distance of 807.62 feet thence North 8956Â’01Â” East, 457.23 feet; thence North 0942Â’12Â” East, 819.09 feet; thence South 8956Â’01Â” West, 622.05 feet to close on the Point of Beginning. Subject to: the Easement recorded in O.R. Book 176, Page 204, over and across the Easterly 25 feet of the above described property. Subject to: The restrictions shown on Warranty Deed recorded in O.R. Book 258, Page 68 of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. a/k/a 5850 NE 144th Avenue, Williston, FL 32696 pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person, other than the rightful owner of the property, must file a claim to surplus funds within 60 days after the above held sale for the claim to be valid. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ Deputy Clerk American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening de vice to participate in a pro ceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at inter email@example.com Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2011-CA000589 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES TRUST 2007-1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1; Plaintiff, VS. FRED KOPEC JR. AKA FRED KOPEC; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRED KOPEC JR. AKA FRED KOPEC; FRED KOPEC, JR. AKA FRED KOPEC, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS TRUSTEE OF THE KOPEC REVOCA BLE TRUST, UDT JULY 8, 1997; ANY AND ALL UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN DIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE KOPEC REVOCABLE TRUST, UDT JULY 8, 1997; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE KOPEC REVOCABLE TRUST, UDT JULY 8, 1997 Last Known Address 16856 STURGIS CIRCLE CEDAR KEY, FL 33625 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 8, CEDAR KEY SHORES UNIT NO. 7, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 28, OF THE PUB LIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 16856 STURGIS CIRCLE, CEDAR KEY, FL 33625 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before Dec. 30, 2011, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on PlaintiffÂ’s attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Court house, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 3376237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call
The Levy County Journal6BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 The Tongue continued fron page 4B(800) 955-8770. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Fil ing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of November, 2011. DANNY J. SHIPP Clerk of the Court By: Gwen McElroy /s/ As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 38-2011-CP000213 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOAN MADELINE RICH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JOAN MADELINE RICH, deceased, whose date of death was October 14, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the per sonal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’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 PUBLICATION 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 decedentÂ’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 PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. 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Your family will have peace of mind, and youÂll know decisions made during end-of-life care are just what you wish. havenhospice.org or call 800.HOSPICE Take a few moments to order your free copy of Five Wishes today by visiting At Haven, we believe every day is a gift. Serving North Florida since 1979. Licensed as a not-for-proÂ“t hospice since 1980. CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is November 24, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ CRAIG A. RICH 16051 NW 70th Avenue Trenton, Florida 326937609 Attorney for Personal Representative: THEODORE M. BURT, P.A. Attorney at Law /s/ THEODORE M. BURT Florida Bar Number 172404 114 Northeast First Street Post Office Box 308 Trenton, Florida 32693 (352) 463-2348 Pub.: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY TRANSITION COMMITTEE and Regular Board Meetings The North Florida Broadband Authority (Â“NFBAÂ”) announces meetings of the NFBA Transition Committee that all interested persons are invited to attend. The NFBA is a legal en-But it isnÂt necessary to conÂ“ ne the meaning to legal matters in which the mouth of two or three witness is required. Heedless words, in any setting or occasion whatever, spoken for or against another person, have the power to bring hurt and injury or to inÂ” uence some good beneÂ“ t. at makes it doubly unfortunate that the words spoken by men are not always weighed in a fair balance. It is one o ense that men tell lies. It is another that false words are received and repeated as truth when diligent examination would show that there is no evidence to prove them. Do we not know that every person who hears and repeats anything without proof yet has the outward appearance of a faithful witness? at should not be so, but it is because man isnÂt very discriminating about what he is willing to hear or accept as truth. e disclaimers, ÂI donÂt know if itÂs soÂŽ or Âspeaking o the recordÂŽ have been whispered before many hurtful lies, but they hardly, if ever, stop the spread of a matter. Rather, the whispered disclaimer seems to send the matter along on the wings of a mighty shout. Herein, we can see a picture of manÂs sinfully cunning nature here, we can see JamesÂ Âworld of iniquityÂŽ clearly displayed in all its subtlety. Notice that man easily ignores the warning bell of disclaimers in his rush to hear; but he never fails to include them as cover in his rush to repeat what heÂs heard! us have liars and receivers of lies robbed honest and humble men of that simplest of all praises that men might bestow or withhold from.one another: the honor of a good name. A number of such men, unjustly dishonored, have never regained any more than a nominal standing among the brethren (the killing lie always going before) and the greater beneÂ“ t they might have been to every good cause has been destroyed. But conversely brethren, according to the text, we are not without some preventive remedy against those who either through carelessness or by wicked design bring reproach upon another. Good and faithful brethren who refuse to hear or act upon unsubstantiated rumors hold forth the power of life for those who are sorely pressed by falsehoods. e rush to judgment that talebearers, gossips, excite among the brethren can be avoided if we bear in mind that the passing of time will not change the truth. By and by truth will rise to the top; the facts will enlighten our eyes and reward our patience with conÂ“ dence that we have prepared ourselves to exercise good judgment. Who knows but what it may be our happy lot to see a good brotherÂs honor and usefulness to the cause maintained; and the Â“ ery Âcourse of natureÂŽ thwarted for a season. ere is something else that wisdom has to teach us about the evils that the unruly tongue can bring upon us. Sometimes brethren do wrong; they are overtaken in a matter that must be corrected; they must repent to set things right. Often however, the faithful entreaty, the long-su ering good words that would have converted the sinner from error, saved Âa soul from deathÂŽ (James 5 :20), and restored him to his friends, cannot overcome the sinning brotherÂs impression that it is enemies and not friends whose forgiveness he must gain when there are those who spread his matter abroad, maliciously repeating it over and over both near and far. Meddlesome folks (Pro. 20: 19; 24:21) such as that Âseparateth very friendsÂŽ (Pro. 17:9); there is an evil intention in their alwayswagging tongue, and they are worthy of scorn for stirring up strife. A brother who refuses to repent cannot be excused; but it is easy to see how the unchecked clamor that surrounds him would excite the very basest of his natural emotions rather than the humble and submissive willingness that must be drawn from the depths of his heart where the lingering touch of GodÂs love is yet warm and lively. May we never appear to be on the side of dousing the spark or breaking the reed that Christ would not. e world of iniquity that James speaks of, and the power of death and life that we read of in the proverb, is surely enough to teach us that every man ought to keep watch over his own tongue lest he bring harm to others. Yet there is an even more pointed end to the proverb that should bear heavily upon the strength we set forth in guarding our own lips. We will undoubtedly bring harm upon ourselves if we are not careful to exercise some control over our tongue. e last portion of Proverbs 18:21 warns us that Â ... they that love it (the tongue and talking) shall eat the fruit thereofÂ. If we love to use our tongue to hurt others that same hurt will come back upon us; if we love to bless others then such will fall out to our good. Be advised; we shall reap what we sow with our tongue. It ought to be no surprise to any of us that the person who goes about spewing a torrent of deadly words does so at the cost, sooner or later, of bringing a dark cloud over his own head. Some folks just never understand why it is that they are under the gray and uncertain shadow of mistrust all the time; or why others wouldnÂt Âtake their word for good morningÂŽ. ey are shunned because they are known to meddle; they have dishonored themselves by too often being the source or the willing conduit of hurtful words, and good brethren fear being entangled in their web. With all of that good scriptural admonishment to guard our tongue before us, letÂs now take up our state of a airs as it is most of the time. Generally, except for sleeping times, silence is an unwanted vacuum that we seek relief from, and conversation is the quickest remedy. Human beings delight in talking. e give and take of it, the back and forth sharing of experiences, opinions and feelings about life as we live it, fuels our interactions as social creatures. In fact, most of us are very social; we talk a lot. TMI is a leading acronym of the age too much information and most would agree that in this modern age we have lost the very idea of modesty. We share too much in every way and that does not speak well of the LordÂs church. Not only are we too open with personal and private matters, we never seem to question the worthiness of that great quantity of words that we produce every day on a wide array of subjects. Is their any beneÂ“ t from all that chatter? Probably not, in my opinion; but IÂm willing to leave the assessment of its social value to the folks who make it their business to know such things. But it is our business to faithfully instruct the household of faith. And that household needs to remember that silence is golden, and perhaps never more so than when it turns a frown upon idle conversation that has strayed too far aÂ“ eld. Stone-faced silence is neither pleasant nor easily ignored; and it is that very discomforting feel of it that conveys a warning message to those who are given to careless conversation. Knowing surely from the word of God that we need to watch over every word that comes out of our mouth; and knowing that we are overly (incessantly?) talkative; do we not need some guiding principles to perform that monumental task? We do, and what better way to whittle that job down to size than to simply cut down the overall quantity? First, we must limit the subjects that weÂre willing to talk about. Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:9 ÂLet no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.ÂŽ at is easily enough understood, but it requires careful contemplation lest we miss the two-fold nature of it. It isnÂt enough to be satisÂ“ ed that what we are about to say is incorrupt, and assume therefore that it is good. We also need to ask if it is edifying to the brethren; frivolous things are not, and if there is no gracious proÂ“ t in it then we need to leave it unsaid. Limiting ourselves to acceptable topics isnÂt all we can do. We can pay heed to the obvious: e less we speak, even on acceptable topics, the fewer words we have to watch over. It wonÂt hurt us to speak less. Saying too much is like water wasted down the drain anyway; it serves no purpose and is most likely the one thing that prevents us from being a better friend and brother. We donÂt hear much from others if we are always doing the talking. Considering this thought further, donÂt we turn down the Â” ow when water splashes over the lavatory? We do, and it accomplishes two things. It saves water and avoids a mess. e same is true of how much we talk. A bridle on the tongue adds value to the tity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The NFBA will hold the following public meetings: NFBA Transition Committee 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011 at the NFBA Project Office, 164 N.W. Madison Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055. The NFBA Transition Committee will conduct general business of the Transition Committee. NFBA Board of Directors Â– 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 30, December 7, 21, 28 2011 and January 4 and 11, 2012 at the Suwannee River Water Management District, Suwannee Room, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The NFBA Board of Directors meeting will be held to conduct general business of the NFBA. The following previously scheduled public meeting will remain the same: NFBA Board of Directors Â– 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the NFBA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding or have any questions please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the NFBA Board at (321) 2460059 or (407) 629-6900 at least two (2) business days prior to the date of the meeting. Pub.: Nov. 24, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public workshop to which all interested persons are invited: Ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony for the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge. SWFWMD and South Florida Water Management District Governing Board members and Highlands County commissioners may attend. DATE/TIME : Friday, December 2, 2011; 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Archbold Biological Station, 123 Main Drive, Venus FL 33960 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contactng: www.archbold-station. org; or Debbie Upp, firstname.lastname@example.org (863)465-2571 x251 For more information, you may contact: Melissa. Roe@watermatters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4776 (Ad Order EXE0177) Pub.: Nov. 24, 2011. ---------necessary words we do speak; and well-aimed words donÂt splash wide of their intended mark. It is already hard enough to bridle the tongue without adding to it the di cult job of cleaningup after loose words. And the idea of loose words brings us to a third principle that we need to keep in mind. We need to know who is listening when weÂre talking. In all likelihood, when weÂre gathered with the brethren a good number of them will hear much that passes our lips even though it is our intention to speak only to one or two. ere are both weak and strong brethren among us; and it is experience that makes all the di erence. e new and tender ones among us cannot bear what others may; they need time to grow. Missing the context can make overheard words very dangerous for the weak and extra-sensitive; and words overheard often donÂt convey the tone or the original intention of a conversation. e strong may be bold enough to enquire after the things they didnÂt fully understand, but the weak and backward may very well remain uninformed and go away having drawn an improper conclusion. ere are other scriptures that make plain the troubles that the tongue can bring among the LordÂs people. ey agree with the few that are used in this article; and the large number of such scriptures further emphasizes that indeed the tongue can be a source of evil among us when we do nothing about it. But this article, intended as but a little reminder to the household of faith, should it have incorporated every one of those scriptural references, and gave a thousand practical strategies besides, will do us no good unless God, by His grace and love, enables us to willingly hear and obey His word. We need to know what the word of the Lord says about the tongue; we need to be informed in wisdomÂs way of its evils. But we donÂt need to invent a ÂprogramÂŽ to work it out; we need the grace of God working in us for we can do nothing without Him. Even so, let us pray, ÂSet a watch, Oh LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lipsÂŽ (Psalm 141:3). Amen.
The Levy County Journal 7BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 is week Last week Year agoSteers over 600 lbs 1% 4% 3% Steers under 600 lbs 37% 44% 43% Heifers over 600 lbs 0% 1% 1% Heifers under 600 lbs 38% 37% 36% Feeder cows 2% 1% 2% Slaughter cows 19% 11% 13% Bulls 3% 2% 2% Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1200-1575 1353 63.00-74.00 67.74 1225-1495 1358 70.00-75.50 72.28 HD 1245-1380 1307 58.00-60.50 59.29 LD 1645-1845 1710 67.00-73.50 68.56Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price845-1195 1067 59.50-69.00 64.33 870-1160 1019 51.00-58.00 54.74 LDSlaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1145-1425 1307 78.00-81.00 79.95 1245-1395 1295 85.50-89.00 87.74 HD 1535-2165 1789 72.00-90.00 78.24 1500-2055 1761 79.50-87.00 83.35 HDFeeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price215-235 226 155.00-172.50 166.17 255-290 276 160.00-180.00 169.31 305-345 321 150.00-174.00 160.44 350-395 375 135.00-158.00 147.39 405-445 428 132.00-151.00 138.09 460-490 478 127.00-138.00 132.82 510-545 526 120.00-134.00 125.87 550-590 566 117.00-131.00 123.32 625-635 628 115.00-119.00 117.34Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price210-235 227 130.00-160.00 147.19 255-290 270 130.00-162.00 151.93 300-345 322 123.00-150.00 138.24 360-390 375 121.00-130.00 125.68 405-435 421 118.00-134.00 125.05 460-495 477 114.00-130.00 120.01 505-535 527 114.00-118.00 115.83 555-585 569 108.00-118.00 113 600-645 623 102.00-107.00 104.59Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price210-240 229 127.50-150.00 141.59 255-290 272 128.00-144.00 133.93 305-345 316 124.00-137.00 131.96 355-395 380 124.00-137.00 130.74 410-445 427 118.00-136.00 122.34 460-485 473 110.00-121.00 116.07 505-540 524 108.00-114.00 111.36 555-585 572 106.00-115.00 109.64 615-635 627 101.00-106.00 103.31Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price210-245 234 110.00-136.00 120.49 260-295 279 110.00-126.00 119.83 305-345 326 110.00-125.00 116.5 355-395 372 110.00-123.00 115.52 410-440 431 108.00-117.00 110.66 460-485 476 106.00-112.00 109.68 505-540 525 95.00-110.00 103.13Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price905-1040 995 65.00-86.00 73.91 1150-1165 1154 69.00-70.00 69.75Florida Cattle Auctions Weekly SummaryBartow, FL Fri Nov 18, 2011 USDA-FL Dept of AG Market News At the Florida Livestock Auctions; Cattle receipts at 8 markets; Okeechobee, Lakeland, Webster, Ellisville, Arcadia, Ocala, Madison and Lake City, receipts totaled 10,290 compared to 11,756 last week, and 11,075 last year. According to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to one week ago,slaughter cows 1.00 to 3.00 lower, bulls mostly steady, feedersteers 1.00 to 3.00 higher, heifers 2.00 to 4.00 higher, replacement cows mostly steady. Across1. Arctic native 5. Â... or ___!ÂŽ 9. ÂHalt!ÂŽ to a salt 14. Hurting 15. Swindles 16. ___ Abzug, WomenÂs Movement leader 17. Book of snapshots (2 wds) 20. Portugese Mrs. 21. Senescence 22. ÂLook here!ÂŽ 23. BrothersÂ keeper? 25. Language conversion 29. ___-relief 32. Con 33. Â___ go!ÂŽ 34. At attention 36. Corpulent 38. Crumb 39. Bristles 40. Colorless watery Â” uid of the blood 41. Caper 43. Links rental 44. Dusk, to Donne 45. Bacterial disease transmitted by infected meat or milk 48. Go downhill, maybe 49. A ict 50. Buttonhole 53. Nonmetamorphosing salamander 57. National language of Malaysia (2 wds) 60. Be theatrical 61. Bookbinding leather 62. Ball of yarn 63. Halfhearted 64. Blows it 65. ConÂ” ictedCrossword Puzzle1. Pool exercise 2. Advil target 3. Unit of loudness 4. Female soothsayer 5. Chinese appetizer (2 wds) 6. 100 kurus 7. Marienbad, for one 8. Clairvoyance, e.g. (acronym) 9. Source of mother-of-pearl 10. South African grassland 11. GoyaÂs ÂDuchess of ___ÂŽ 12. Wallop 13. Break 18. ___ and aahs 19. Bindle bearer 23. Draw close 24. Pigment made by boiling wood soot 25. Figure of speech 26. 100 kopecks 27. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (acronym) 28. God of the winds 29. Greek letters 30. Mites 31. Notations to ignore corrections 35. Remember 37. Embellished with a raised pattern 42. Loud electric horns 46. Pro ___ 47. Animal with a mane 48. Cousin of a raccoon 50. Assist, in a way 51. Amounted (to) 52. Hack 53. Jewish month 54. Christiania, now 55. Ticket info, maybe 56. Bowling green 58. Anger 59. Â___ any drop to drinkÂŽ: Coleridge DownFor this weekÂs crossword puzzle answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to Â“ nd the answers. Obituaries continued fron page 4B Service JackÂs Land Chieand Hardware & Farm SupplyHours: Mon-Sat. 7am-6pm 215 E. Rodgers Blvd Chieand 352.493.4294 Coming from West Palm Beach she has lived here for 3 years. She was a dog groomer and loved dogs as well as other animals. She enjoyed going to dog shows. Betty is survived by her sons; Anthony Boyatt (Leslie) and Timothy Boyatt; her daughter Tonya Lynn Boyatt; her sisters, Ann Cowart and Connie; and Â“ ve grandchildren. Services were held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.at Knau Funeral Home in Williston, o ciated by Rabbi Richard Munoz. Arrangements were place under the direction of Knau Funeral Home in Williston, Fla.BARBARA JEAN HERRINGJuly 24, 1938 Â… November 19, 2011 Mrs. Barbara Jean Herring of Old Town passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at her home after a long illness. She was 73. Mrs. Herring was born in Tampa on July 24, 1938 to James and elma Baker Knowles. She loved going to the beach, collecting lighthouses and red birds and going Â“ shing with her husband Tom. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Herring was preceded in death by her brother Charles Raymond Smith and sister Patricia Lamb. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, omas J. Herring of Old Town; sons, Tim Herring and Jamie Herring, both of Old Town; daughter, Julie H. (David) Ridgeway of Old Town; brothers, Larry Smith of Brandon, Fla. and Garry Smith of Tampa; six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. A visitation was held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Funeral services were held in the funeral home chapel on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bobby Bryan o ciating. Interment followed in Summerville Cemetery at New Prospect Baptist Church. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.JOHN P. PIEKARSKIMr. John P. Piekarski of Cross City passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 88. Mr. Piekarski served in the PaciÂ“ c eater during WWII in the United States Army Air Corp. He then owned and operated a shoe store in Hastings, Neb. After retiring, he bought, Â“ xed up and sold houses. He enjoyed Â“ xing, tinkering, making repairs, traveling and good food. He was a member of the Altman Baptist Church in Altman, Pa. and after moving to Cross City 12 years ago, he attended Scrub Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Piekarski is survived by his good friends and family of choice, son and daughter, Larry and Pam Edmonds of Cross City; grandsons, George Edmonds and Russ Dees; and brother Frank Piekarski of Manchester, New Hampshire. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Archie Knowles and Rev. Doug Cobb o ciating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida at 2 p.m.. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.WILLIAM WILSONFebruary 3, 1938 Â… November 20, 2011 William ÂBillÂŽ Wilson of Williston, Fla. died at home on Nov. 20, 2011 at the age of 73. He was born on Feb. 3, 1938 in Tifton, Ga. to John A. and Junetta Wilson. He was a Senior Member of the Board of Cornerstone Assembly of God in Williston. He was self-employed, as well as, General Manager of Black Prong Equestrian Center in Bronson. Bill enjoyed spending time at home with his children and grandchildren, working with Black Prong and coming home to his beloved wife, Martha, in the afternoon. Bill was honorably discharged from the US Air Force after 4 years where he served time both in Japan and stateside. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and youngest sister, Lou Ann Abell. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha of 31 years; one sister, Kathy Hobbs (Jerry); and two brothers, Ray Wilson Nobuko and George ÂButchÂŽ Wilson (Glenna); his beloved children: Bill Jr. (BeLinda), Junetta Watson (Jimmy), Larianne Kaiser (Tom) and Wayne Winters (Christy); a daughter-in-law, Angela Wilson in Maryland; one grandson and six granddaughters: Elyse Kaiser, Heather Scarbor, Jonathan Kaiser, Katie Wilson, Jeannetta Wilson, Sadie Wilson and Shaina Winters and one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Kaiser; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-Williston. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Cornerstone Assembly of God, Williston with Pastor Chester Clark and Pastor Tim Haas o ciating. Burial will follow at Orange Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-Williston.CHERI THERESE LOVEPERRASJanuary 26, 1961 Â… November 20, 2011 Cheri erese Love-Perras of ChieÂ” and passed away Nov. 20, 2011 at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties in ChieÂ” and at the age of 50. She was born Jan. 26, 1961 in North Adams, Mass. Cheri worked for 12 years as a Bookkeeper for Tri-County Rental and Sales in ChieÂ” and. She enjoyed collecting matchbooks and rocks from places she visited, reading, camping, hiking, UF Gator Football, and Cookies & Cream Hershey Candy Bars. She was most proud of her 3 children. She is survived by her daughters, Shawn Love and Tristin Love; her son, Beau Love; her father and step-mother, Paul E. and Louise Perras, all of ChieÂ” and; her mother, Constance Porter of Gainesville; her brothers, Jack Perras of Jacksonville and David Perras of Roswell, Ga.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services with Pastor Joe Link o ciating. Visitation will be one hour prior the services. In lieu of Â” owers donations may be made in CheriÂs memory to Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties, 311 NE 9th St., ChieÂ” and, FL 32626 or to Breast Cancer Research at Susan G. Koman for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., ChieÂ” and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.comP. ERIC WATSON AND HELYN M. WATSONP. Eric Watson, 86, and his wife, Helyn M. Watson, 85, of ChieÂ” and passed away within hours of one another on Nov. 21, 2011 at Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Williston. Both Eric and Helyn were born in ChieÂ” and and spent most of their life in this area. Mr. Watson served his country in the US Navy during WWII and was owner of ChieÂ” and Cold Storage. Mrs. Watson retired from the Draft Board with the Selective Service System. ey both enjoyed being on the beach and on the river, Â“ shing and traveling. ey are survived by many friends in the area. Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his parents, James Munroe and Gladys Watson; sister, Doris Watson Studstill; and brother, James ÂJimÂŽ Watson. Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her father Novel Edward ÂN.E.Â Gore. Funeral Services are planned for Monday, Nov 28, 2011. Please contact the funeral home at 352-4930050 for service details. Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., ChieÂ” and, FL 32626, 352-493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our website at www.hiers-baxley.com Commission Chairman Danny Stevens and Marsha Drew, District 3 Commissioner, spoke on behalf of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, addressing the crowd with reÂ” ections on the many beneÂ“ ts of gardening, and how principles illustrated in the Discovery Garden prove that one can garden successfully and still be gentle on the world around us. Â ese gardens demonstrate principles that emphasize an environmentally friendly approach to gardening and landscapingÂŽ stated Stevens. ÂUsing common sense we can make use of natural resources without using them up. We can meet the needs of the present without compromising our futures.ÂŽ e Florida-Friendly Landscape Discovery Garden is designed, planted, and maintained by UF/IFAS NCMG serving Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties. e Discovery Garden is free and open to the public at the Levy County Extension O ce. 625 North Hathaway Avenue, Alt 27, Bronson. In addition to the Garden, you can Â“ nd a wealth of UF/IFAS publications, knowledgeable Extension agents and Master Gardeners ready to assist your gardening e orts. Levy Extension will be hosting a Landscape Design program with Gail Hansen De Chapman of the UF Environmental Horticulture Dept. on Wed., Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until Noon at the Levy County Extension O ce in Bronson. ere is no-charge for the program. Pre-registration is required Space is limited. Call Barbara Edmonds, 352-4865131 or e-mail email@example.com to pre-register.Master Gardeners continued from page 1B
The Levy County Journal8BNovember 24, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 IMPORTANT DATES:Feeder Steers weigh in Â… 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m .Â… Dec. 3, 2011 Swine tag in Â… 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Â… Dec. 10, 2011 Heifers weigh in Â… 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Â… Dec. 10, 2011MAJOR RULE CHANGE:Ethics Training e Suwannee River Fair Association believes that every youth exhibitor should receive proper training and information for raising and showing a youth animal project. e Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop is designed to certify students to meet the mandatory certiÂ“ cation requirements that will be in e ect for the 2012 Suwannee River Fair. CertiÂ“ cation is valid for a three (3) year period. It is important that the exhibitors understand: Â€ e purpose of youth livestock projects; Â€ e importance of ethics in youth livestock projects; Â€ Proper animal handling and management; Â€ e di erence between animal welfare and animals rights; Â€ Be prepared to be an ambassador for animal agriculture. e requirements for the 2012 Fair are as follows: Â€ Youth are encouraged to receive training for the 2012 Suwannee River Fair; however, they will have a one (1) year grace period to complete the Ethics training. Â€ All students that were entered in the Suwannee River Fair from 2007 to 2012 must have completed the Ethics training to show an animal at the 2013 Suwannee River Fair. Youth that are exhibiting for the Â“ rst time at the 2013 Suwannee River Fair will have a one (1) year grace period to complete the Ethics training. Workshops will be o ered around the state. Check our website for updated dates and times. MAJOR RULE CHANGE:Please be aware that a RECORD BOOK is now MANDATORY and due at the March check in. DO NOT wait to begin to work on your Record Book. It CANNOT be completed in 1 or 2 days.Mandatory Project Record Books:a. Â„ All animal projects entering the fair will have a completed project record book that will be presented to the show committee check-in station. b. Â„ At the check-in station all record books will be examined for completeness. c. Â„ If a record book is found to be incomplete, the exhibitor and his/ her animal WILL BE diverted out of line to an area where they may complete their record book. d. Â„ If the project record book is complete, it will be rubber stamped as approved, and the exhibitorÂs hand will be stamped for entry into the scale house, horse show or dairy/ small animal barns. e. Â„ Exhibitors are required to write a thank you letter to the sponsor of their show. f. Â„ One project record book will be completed for each animal project/ division entered into the fair. g. Â„ If you are competing in the record book contest, you must indicate this on your project record book. Refer to Optional Record Book Contest Rules. website: mysrf.org visit the website to: 1) print Record Books 2) view/print complete rules 3) Â“ nd contact information to help you direct your questions DISH Network delivers more of what you want f or l ess than youÂd expect. Now Playing on DISH Network! FREE FREE FREEH D D VR Upg rade$ 6 / mo D VR ser v i c e f ee a ppl ies Local Channels Included! Packages starting at MO. for 12 months with 24 month agreement. Get More T it l es Th an NETFLIX! 1-888-496-9630Call Now and Save Over $800 this Year on TV!Call 7 days a week 8am 11pm EST Promo Code: MKT1111 FREE FREE FREEF or 3 mont h s OVER 20 M OVIE CHANNEL S FREE FREE FREE S A M E D AY IN S TALLATIONIN UP TO 6 ROOMSwhere available. CALL TODAY, INSTALLED TODAY! 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Limit 6 leased tuners per account; upfront and monthly fees may apply based on type and number of receivers. HD programming requires HD television. Prices, packages, programming and oers subject to change without notice. Oer available for new and qualied former customers, and subject to te rms of applicable Promotional and Residential Customer agreements. Additional restrictions may apply. Oer ends 1/31/12. HBO, Cinemax and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Oce,Inc. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC. All new customers are sub ject to a one time processing fee. Location: Northwest Baptist Church 5514 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL From: Nov. 28, 2011 at 12:00am To: Nov. 29, 2011 at 12:00pm Donors are asked to drop o their gifts for Wish Upon a Star on November 28 or 29 at Northwest Baptist Church from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Remember to attach your Star to the outside of each wrapped gift so we can get them to the right child this Christmas! Partnership for Strong Families, the agency that provides child welfare services to 13 North Central Florida counties, is looking for donors to sponsor children who are receiving protective supervision services this holiday season. ese children may be in foster care, placed with relatives or at home with their families while they receive services. Many would not experience Christmas at all without this program. If you would like to sponsor a child, make a cash donation or provide wrapping paper for the presents, please email Patricia.Ryan@pfsf.org or call 352-244-1626. All donations are tax-deductable and will make the holidays a little brighter for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. Christmas Concert at Dixie Music Center Dec. 4 Sunday, Dec. 4th at 2 p.m. Dixie Music Center is sponsoring ÂAn Old Town ChristmasÂŽ music concert. e Christmas concert will kick o the holiday season with the beautiful music of Christmas and is an event the entire family can enjoy together. Scheduled to perform will be the Pine Grove Baptist Church Praise Band with their many Â“ ne musicians and we are looking forward to hearing their performance of several Christmas favorites. e Philman Family Band will be joining us this year and members of the Rock Blu Band will sing and play a selection of Christmas standards with lots of harmony. Bruce Miller and Robbie Blake will team up on a couple of songs and Dotti South and the Slackers will end the show with a rousing set of many Christmas stand-bys. ere will also be performances by Karen Powers, Carol Neubert and other special guests. e Dixie County Historical Society will be selling hot drinks and the Old Town First Baptist Church youth group will be selling baked goods. Other vendors will be on hand selling their wares for Christmas and there will be free candy canes for all the kids! e concert will be held on the grounds of Dixie Music Center at 26626 S.E. 19 Highway in Old Town. e concert is free, but we are asking for donations of a non-perishable food item to be given to the local food bank. So, bring your family, a blanket or lawn chairs and sit under the live oak trees and enjoy an afternoon of the music of Christmas. For more information, please call 352-542-3001. e ChieÂ” and Quarterback Club would like to give a special THANK YOU to the following individuals and businesses for their continued support to the ChieÂ” and High School Football program. Because of these pre-game meal sponsors, we were able to feed the football team before each game. Â€ Rodney & Kalee Wade of Wade Custom Homes Â€ Perkins State Bank Â€ Senior Home Care Â€ Ryan Bell, Levy County Commissioner Â€ Chad Johnson, Levy County Commissioner Â€ Drummond Community Bank Â€ Plum Creek Timber Corp. Â€ Smith Law Firm & Smith Asset Management Â€ Knau Funeral Homes Â€ Stacey Scott, Public Defender for the 8th Circuit Court Â€ Paige Brookins, Levy County School Board Â€ Randy Stefanelli Insurance Â€ Richard & Nancy Stone of StoneÂs B.P. Â€ ChieÂ” and Rotary Club Â€ Greg Beauchamp, Attorney at Law Â€ Tarmac America And a huge THANK YOU to the ChieÂ” and First Methodist Church for allowing us to use their church fellowship hall to prepare and feed the team each week. Many thanks to Loran Brookins, Bobby McCallum, Todd Horn, Bobby Schultz, Ray Tremblay and Cary Colson for preparing the pre-game meals each week. We also would like to thank the local churches of the ChieÂ” and community for providing and preparing the Friday morning breakfasts. ese churches provided the team with great breakfasts each week, and encouraged the team with spiritual nourishment as well. Â€ First Baptist Church ChieÂ” and Â€ Hardeetown Baptist Church Â€ Concord Baptist Church Â€ Pine Grove Baptist Church Â€ Lighthouse Word Church Â€ Calvary Worship Center Â€ ChieÂ” and Church of Latter Day Saints Â€ Vintage Faith Again we say thank you to all who have helped to provide meals to our young men.Thank You from the Chie and Quarterback ClubLog Cabin Quilters SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR NEWS e Log Cabin Quilters and many others met ursday, Nov. 17 at the Levy County Quilt Museum to enjoy our 25th anksgiving Dinner. What a great day we had with so much food. e fellowship was great. We had several from Central Florida Electric to come and enjoy our dinner. We thank everyone who came to visit and all those who helped in the kitchen getting everything ready. Now, we start to set up for our 28th Quilt Show. We have lots to do to get it ready with many quilts and crafts coming in by Nov. 24. e Show is from Nov, 24 to Dec. 4. Everything is left after the Show until after the Â“ rst of the New Year. Greg and six boys were out Tuesday. ey trimmed and planted plants. We did have a freeze and it did a little damage and there is still many to take care of. ursday dinner was turkey, turkey, turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and potatoes, peas, lots of salads and more dessert than we could eat. Everything was so good. Â„Winnelle Horne Ailine Kooi is ready for Christmas with this wall hanging.
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