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Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923www.levyjournalonline.com VOL. 88, NO. 22 50 CENTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Will IrbyÂ’s Florida StoriesIllustration by Alexander KeySee page 3Acontinued on page 2 continued on page 2The Passion FlowersA Story of the Timucua e Sanchez Farm in ChieÂ” and, Florida has been a working farm for over 100 years and the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recently designated Sanchez Farm as a Century Pioneer Family Farm giving the award to ChieÂ” and resident Newnan Sanchez for his familyÂs continuous pursuit of agriculture for over 100 years on the family farm located east of ChieÂ” and on County Road 320. e Sanchez Farm was established by Newnan SanchezÂs grandparents, George B. Sanchez and Rossie Hayes Sanchez on October 6, 1898. His parents, E. B. Sanchez and Maria Clyatt Sanchez then ran the farm for many years before passing it on to Newnan. e farm is now in the hands of Newnan Sanchez and his daughter Karen Sanchez Roper who continue to grow planted pines as their agriculture endeavor. SanchezÂs sister, Sue Sanchez Clyatt, also a pioneer in Levy County, operates an adjacent portion of the family farm raising cattle and timber. e Sanchez family is not only a pioneer family in Levy County but an integral part of Florida history. e ChieÂ” and Sanchez family is a direct descendant of Jose Sanchez de Ortigosa who came from Spain to St. Augustine during the Â“ rst Spanish Period (1565 Â… 1763). In 1763 when Spain ceded the Florida Colony to Britain most of the early settlers relocated to Cuba but two families remained, the Sanchez and Solana families. Descendants of these two families are considered to be the Â“ rst Floridians. Century Pioneer Family Farm Designation Given to Chie andÂs Sanchez FamilySue Sanchez Clyatt and her brother Newnan Sanchez beside the sign designating the Sanchez Farm as a century-old working agricultural farm in Chie and.Thousands Attend Rally in Dixie County e Stand for America Rally for Freedom in front of the Dixie County Courthouse in Cross City Florida started right on time Sunday the 27th of November at 4:00 p.m. ere were more than 2000 people in the crowd with more people drifting in and out throughout the afternoon. e opening speaker was Mr. Allan Erickson, director of development of Liberty Counsel, who spoke about the Â“ ght for religious freedom in this country. A local preacher, Mike Brown, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Cross City, then spoke and gave the opening prayer followed by Terry Cranford, pastor of Rock Sink Baptist Church, who spoke and introduced Mr. Joe Henry Anderson Jr. to the crowd to an overwhelming standing ovation because all in Dixie County and the surrounding area know that Mr. Anderson has led the Â“ ght for the public display of the 10 Commandments in Dixie County and many other counties in Northern Florida. Mr. Anderson reiterated how we are all tired of the general antiChristian slant held by the current government in Washington, the political correctness and the re-writing of history. Mr. Anderson stated he was very humbled when he was asked to speak. It is very seldom he comes to the front of the crowd concerning public issues. But, he said, ÂIn this situation it appears that our government and many people have forgotten God.ÂŽ Anderson reminded all that on and/or in the Supreme Court building there are 53 di erent places where the 10 Commandments are displayed in one form or another but now people like George Soros, who has helped sponsor the ACLU, tell us to move it and we appear to be losing more and more of our freedom of speech. Anderson stated he could talk till the sun goes down but said it makes himself and all those listening sick to realize that God does not favor this country as we were once favored. After Mr. Anderson spoke, KrisAnne Hall, a constitutional attorney, former state prosecutor, historian and Christian activist, spoke. She gave a beautiful speech and was interrupted by standing Thousands attended the Stand for America Rally held at the Dixie County Courthouse on Nov. 27 Joe Henry Anderson Jr., donator of the 10 Commandments monument in litigation, spoke to the crowds at the rally. Allan Erickson, Development Director of Liberty Counsel, speaks to thousands of attendees at the Stand for America Rally, Nov. 27 in Cross City.Marijuana Crop Seized in RV Camper Driving on CR 138 in Branford is quiet and mostly uneventful as you see property after property with livestock and homes set back o the street while residents live the rural life growing their own vegetables and raising some livestock. But that was interrupted on Tues. Nov. 22 when Gilchrist County Sheri Âs Department investigators arrived to search and seize a di erent type of crop, cannabis. Inside an RV camper located on the property of Lance Fox at 1349 NE CR 138 investigators discovered FoxÂs marijuana crop containing 173 cannabis plants and 15 cloned cannabis plants. e plants were seized along with grow lights, Â” uorescent lights, fans, automatic timers, a digital scale, a heater, marijuana growing magazines and DVDs. During a search of FoxÂs residence they discovered a ziploc bag containing cannabis seeds which was also seized. e marijuana plants seized were valued at $173,000. Fox was arrested for cultivation of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and is currently being held in the Gilchrist County Jail.Lance Fox arrested for cultivation of cannabis. ÂTis the Season to Rob for Some By Kathy HilliardEditor e wonderful holiday season is upon us and with the joyous music and bells on the radio and the lights up all over every town you canÂt help but smile and be thankful for all our blessings. Unless you happen to be one of the victims of those who feel what you have worked hard for belongs to them. And this time it hit home. Our o ce manager and webmaster at the Levy County Journal, the hardworking Ren Moore in our ChieÂ” and o ce, is just one of those victims. Upon hearing the news that her door at her home in Williston had been kicked in and her house ransacked Ren left the o ce and drove home to assess the damage. She reported the incident to the police and was up all night trying to clean o the smudge from her walls and doors and property from the Â“ ngerprint investigation. Very thankfully no one was home and no one was hurt physically but the emotional damage of having your homeplace violated cannot be undone. In order to help
The Levy County Journal2ADecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Brock, Brandi N Archer CRIMINAL MISCHIEF O/$1,000 $15,000 BOND Carter, Kinisha S Cross City VOP PETIT THEFT $500 BOND Days, Jacqueline S Williston FTA PETIT THEFT $1,000 BOND Kilgore, Jason P Homosassa FTA PEIIT LARCENY $1,000 BOND Beach, Sean M Trenton CONVICTED FELON W/GUN $10,000 BOND Levy CountyÂ’s Most WantedBascone, Philip Jay, 34, of ChieÂ” and: PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 1ST OFFENSE. Beasley, Larry, 56, of Archer: DIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 1ST OFFENSE. Berryhill, Kevin, 18, of Morrison: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE; FAILURE TO REGISTER MOTOR VEHICLE. Bray, Charles Rowland, 54, of Inglis: TRESPASSING STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE. Cannon, Eugene Jehue, 78, of Inglis: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 2ND OFFENSE. Davis, William W., 24, of Williston: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE OVER $200 Day, Dalton Joseph, 22, of Crustal River: BURGLARY OF UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE IN STATE OF EMERGENCY; GRAND THEFT MORE THAN $300 LESS THAN $5K; POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS WITH INTENT TO USE; CRIMINAL MISCHIEF WITH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OVER $200 UNDER $1K Delaura, Bruce, 63, of Largo: GRAND THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE. Derus-Herrera, Edwin Noel, 18, of Trenton: OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID DRIVERÂS LICENSE. Edwards Jr., James Darrell, 20, of Inglis: ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT OF CAPITAL FELONY x2. Ellison, Willie James, 19, of Bronson: COMMISSION OF FELONY BATTERY. Geer, Aubrey, 50, of Trenton: DUI ALCOHOL/DRUBS, 4TH OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE. Henry, Joshua, 28, of Crystal River: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT. Kelly, Jacob Ray, 18, of Old Town; OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID DRIVERÂS LICENSE. Kennedy, Tracy Vawn, 45, of Old Town: COMMISSION OF THEFT RESISTING RECOVERY OF PROPERTY; PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT, 2ND OFFENSE, OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT x2. Lepper, Nicole, 27, of Beverly Hills: PASSING A FORGED/ ALTERED BANK BILL/NOTE/CHECK/DRAFT; PASSING A FORGED ALTERED INSTRUMENT; PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE, 2ND OFFENSE. Nelson, Michael Wayne, 23, of Wesley Chapel: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, HABITUAL OFFENDER. OÂBry, Cheyenne Spring, 19, of Inglis: ACCESSORY AFTER Levy County Sheri Âs O ce Arrest Report THE FACT OF CAPITAL FELONY x2; TAMPERING WITH/FABRICATING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. Perryman, James, 25, of ChieÂ” and: PRODUCTION OF SCHEDULE 1 MARIJUANA; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO SELL/MFG/ DELIVER. Shiver Jr., Raymond Shelton, 26, of Williston: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 2ND OFFENSE. Stephens, LueÂcresia, 24, of Trenton: BURGLARY OF UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED x3; GRANT THEFT MORE THAN $300 LESS THAN $5K; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE MORE THAN $100 LESS THAN $300 x3. Tilley, Scott, 37, of Brosnon: DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED/REVOKED LICENSE; FAILURE TO REGISTER MOTOR VEHICLE. Woodard, Jeremy Wade, 32, of ChieÂ” and: BATTERY/ INTENTIONAL TOUCH OR STRIKE.Rives, Tshwanda R Morriston FRAUD INSUFF FUNDS OVER $150 $1,000 BOND Major Scott Harden of the Dixie County Sheri Âs O ce reported that their o ce was contacted on Sept. 15 by a person in Costa Rica to do a welfare check on Old Town resident Robert Soller. e complainant in Costa Rica had not been able to contact Soller and was concerned as to his whereabouts. A deputy was dispatched and when unable to make contact with Soller he left a business card and notiÂ“ ed the complainant of his Â“ ndings. e complainant told the deputy that Soller had been known to take extended trips and that he would keep trying to contact him. On Sept. 27, the complainant again made contact with the Sheri Âs o ce explaining that he still could not contact Soller. e Dixie County Sheri Âs O ce spent weeks contacting SollerÂs family members here in the United States and were able to identify an individual, omas Conroy Jr., who the family felt might have knowledge of SollerÂs disappearance. e Sheri Âs o ce did a background check on Conroy and contacted the Hillsborough County Sheri Âs O ce requesting assistance in locating Conroy for questioning. Hillsborough County had an active warrant on Conroy and during their attempts to locate him they identiÂ“ ed several witnesses who were able to lead Sheri Âs o cials to establish Conroy as a suspect in the disappearance and probable death of Soller. On Nov. 22 o cials were able to establish probable cause for the arrest of Conroy in connection with the death of Robert Soller. On the night of the 22nd, o cials were able to locate human remains in an area o of NE 272 Avenue in Old Town that were believed to be that of the victim. Early in the morning of Nov. 23 the suspect, omas Conroy Jr. was arrested in connection with this case and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter with a Firearm, Grand eft 4 counts, Abuse of a Human Body, Tampering with Evidence and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Conroy is currently being held in the Hillsborough County Jail under no bond while awaiting his transport to Dixie County.Missing Old Town ResidentÂs Remains Found, Suspect Arrested by Dixie County Sheri Âs O ceovations time and time again. She asked the questions What is Freedom? and Where does Freedom come from? She stated that Liberty comes from God but Liberty is only e ective under moral constraint. e combination of Liberty with moral constraint is the fabric that holds our country together. It was a wonderful speech. Next to step to the podium was Frank Lay, retired principal from Pace High School in Santa Rosa County. He spoke in support of the Liberty Counsel and how they had helped win the Â“ ght in Santa Rosa County. Mr. Lay was suspended from Pace High School and threatened with jail by the ACLU for praying in school. His wonderful speech testiÂ“ ed to the fact that the ACLU has lost 3 out of 3 times in Santa Rosa County regarding prayer in public schools and other Christian stands for freedom. He said Âthe ACLU has enough money to burn a wet dog, but GodÂs people can beat themÂŽ particularly with the help of organizations like Liberty Counsel. He also stated we should all help Liberty Counsel, as they do this for free. In closing, the last speech was given by Harry Mihet. Mr. Mihet is the lead counsel for Liberty Counsel and the attorney that will argue this case against the ACLU. He told the story of his life as a child growing up in communist Romania. Mihet said his father was a Baptist preacher and they had to worship and meet for church in hiding. He said many times the secret service investigated his family. ey even had dogs come and sni out bibles and many people were hauled o and thrown in prison for having bibles. Mihet stated all the churches and preachers had to hide underground for their Christian activities and worship services, but they had heard of the great freedoms in the United States and when the communist regime began to crumble his father brought them to America to partake of the religious freedoms we enjoy here. How wonderful it is that a young immigrant from a communist country like Harry can rise to being the lead counsel in a legal organization such as Liberty Counsel sponsored by Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty University is a great Christian University, established and built by the late Jerry Falwell who was the leader of the moral majority. In conclusion Harry urged everyone to do their best and continue to Â“ ght for the preservation of our freedoms and religious rights before they are gone forever. Â— submitted by the Publisher of the Levy County Journal who was proudly present at the rally.Rally continued from page 1Robbers continued from page 1 others avoid the same fate Ren has done some research for us to give to you in hoping that maybe you can implement some of these ideas and avoid being the victim of someone who obviously does not share the same working ethics that you do. Â€ If you can a ord it, police departments all over the nation recommend an alarm system that notiÂ“ es the police/911 and you when your property has been entered illegally. Â€ Installing shutters for windows and doors in your absence makes the burglar have to think twice about the time and noise it will take to enter. Â€ Keep good relationships with neighbors you know well and help each other out by keeping a watch on each otherÂs property. Make sure they have a number to call you in case they see anything that looks suspicious. Better safe than sorry as the old adage goes. Â€ Dogs locked in the back yard cannot do their job at the front door. If you donÂt leave them inside, fence the front yard also. ieves like to do their stealing quietly and big-mouthed dogs are a major deterrent to them. ey would rather check out a much quieter place down the road. Â€ Make your home an onion. Multiple layers of defense slow down thieves and help alert your neighbors that a break-in is occurring. Prickly rosebushes or plants growing in front of windows, double locked windows and safety coating on the glass all slow down the progress of the intruder looking to steal your hard-earned objects. e more ÂpeelsÂŽ that are made visible, the less apt a burglar will be to target your home. Â€ Get a dog. e Âwhere there is a dog, there is a biteÂŽ mentality is a great crime deterrent. ey donÂt have to be big, just noisy. If you seriously want full protection get a breed known for their faithfulness to the family with some size added and a deep bark. Make sure to take into consideration your homeownerÂs insurance policy rules on certain breeds. Taking the time to train a good-sized dog from the local adoption center will do just Â“ ne. Just make sure to look for a dog what likes to be with you, not wandering or sni ng out the neighborhood. at beagle may be cute but his nose will take him everywhere there is a scent whether he has to go over the fence, under the fence, or through the woods. Â€ Keep the burglar guessing. DonÂt tempt burglars. Rather than providing a window view of all your belongings in the house or in your vehicle, close the blinds or drapes or hide items under your seat in the vehicle. Anything really worth stealing should be kept in a safe deposit box at the bank or a Â“ reproof safe that is not able to be carted o by the thief. Take pains and set up an e cient plan to make thieves think you are at home by putting indoor and outdoor lights on timers, setting your radio to turn on at a certain time, even giving an inexpensive vehicle a home at your house while you are gone. Â€ Always lock your doors and windows when you leave. e childish adage ÂIt takes one to know oneÂŽ could be very helpful now. Try to think like a thief and case your own home. You could make it a game with the family. en set up a plan to Â“ x all the loopholes in your security. I once had a friend who had a parrot that he trained to mimick the sound of the siren of a police car by playing old cop movies on TV. It did deter a break-in once, just a little hard to live with in the interim. Have a safe and joyous holiday.
The Levy County Journal 3ADecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Moonlight Â“ lled the Gulf waters swelling the dark creek encircled by a powdery blue mist. Here stood an isle of palms in silhouette and a grove of juniper-laced sables embedded in sandy silt and decaying Â” otsam of reed. Up the rough bark of a palm, over the jagged furrows of broken frond bases, a snake writhed. She twined through these to shed her slender skin, her unblinking eyes losing their scales for those new and waxen. With each knotting and unknotting, the snake emerged blindly from her old skin. A new one, oily and cobalt blue, was revealed in the azure light. e snake waited at Â“ rst light in the needle rush for the scales over her eyes to clear. All of this done by dawn, she dropped and vanished Â… a windswept shadow. On the isle nearby, the old skin clung to a broken frond drying crisp and fragile, the soft breeze Â“ lling its shape. ere it Â” agged, translucent as a wild scallion peel as the boy walked along the muddy path through marsh grass, a slender spear resting on the knot of his sunburnished shoulder. It was here to a large outcropping of rock on that creek that he came for Â“ sh. is was the place shown to him by one of his uncles, his motherÂs brother, who taught him the ways of the Timucua. Wild pigs helped keep the isle path trodden. eir hoof prints marred more of the mud ahead. e boy crouched to examine these, Â“ nding one set of tracks to be larger and deeper than the others. at is the one he would want to take, the larger one. He would, too, he imagined, if only he could race this greater one down and plant his spear exact enough to make a clean kill. e boy sat back on his haunches and pondered, deciding with a sigh that it was better to take a smaller one. at would be the better course, he reasoned, for his spear was made for Â“ sh. Should the pigs present themselves as prey, the larger one would bring the greater honor, but he could more certainly kill and carry back a smaller quarry, being smaller himself. is satisÂ“ ed his youthful pride, though he soon found the tracks scattered from the path out into the marsh, thus relieving him of any urgency that he, who had come for Â“ sh, would be put instantly to the test of boar. When the boy came through the prickly juniper to where the palms stood, he saw the empty skin of the snake Â” agging in the grove of palms. ough delicate and lucent with daylight, he approached it cautiously. On closer inspection, without touching, he found at Â“ rst something frightful about the imprint of reptilian scale. Still, he marveled at the skinÂs length, the strange beauty of it, and he wondered if to look upon such a thing was fortunate or not. Nothing of the skin had been taught as prohibition, yet his instinct was not to touch it with his hand. en he extended his spear and caught the skin at its upper extension to pull it loose and hold aloft before the sun. is was a spectacular thing to see, the boy thought. He marveled further as the skin lifted with the breeze and Â“ lled more fully with the su used glory of the day. e snakeskin had to be set gently aside while he waited on the rock face for a Â“ sh to feed farther than the rock shadow. e tiny shrimp would draw them out, or some insect bobbing by in a winged twirl with the tide. He was poised to strike. In the grasses behind him he heard the wind gust riÂ” ing through the marsh grass. e surface of the creek rippled, distorting the dense shadows holding Â“ sh. He turned instantly then, his eyes franticly racing for the snakeÂs skin. He saw it spiraling aloft before tumbling lightly out upon the brown water of the creek. e boy scrambled down the rock, rough with the imprint of ancient shell. He followed the low, spongy fern along the creek bank and with a great bound, landed on a narrow bar of sand. From there, he reached out with his spear to recapture the skin of the snake. To his relief, so lightly did it drift in soft turns over the water, it was still whole and dry. He raised it triumphantly at the point of his spear Â… the skin lifting as a streamer, a victory banner he carried back toward the isle. is was not a day for Â“ sh, he decided. e wind was up and he would bear his fortunate Â“ nd back to the village. Surely no other boy would have anything to compare. He went back out the muddy path, his spear raised with the long peel Â” agging after him. His small feet moved swiftly and lightly over the wet ground until he heard the pigs. ey were out beyond and away, not on the path. One squealed, then another snorted and snarled more loudly. He waited on his toes and watched the grass out ahead being harrowed down by the pigsÂ plunging. ere, where he Â“ rst found their track, the pigs stopped to brawl, all Â“ ve of them. Directly before him was the large boar Â… his great head shaking furiously with an oily snake tied in a bloody knot about his tusks. en they were gone. In squeals and shrieks the pigs raced after the boar out the trail toward the tree line. ere was nothing to do, the boy decided, but follow. e boar had already made away with the snake and the others went along as fast. He could hear them arguing for position, celebrating their Â” esh prize with increasingly faint squeals. e boy gathered himself and shook the image of the snake in the boarÂs mouth from his frozen thought. e sun was warm across his shoulder blades. He looked up as he went, seeing the Â” ag of the shed skin Â“ lled with light as it wafted against the cloudless sky. Here the land rolled back from a mesh of exposed root that webbed the low crags of clay, forming a broad perimeter for the swamp behind it. He knew his way through that swamp, where to leap from root to rotting log to Â“ nd his way through its shadowy slough. Farther in he mounted a low, berm-like ridge banked on either side by abundant fern over rootstock rich with rotting timbers bejeweled with colorful lichen. e way was easier then. e sun was reaching its apex so that shafts of amber light shown down here and there upon the shallows of the cypress swamp. HeÂd walked long until the sun settled more westerly before him. en suddenly the berm descended to the murky water ahead. Holding his spear above his head, the boy waded on toward a faintly decipherable glimpse of sunlight on the high sandy bank along the great river ahead. The Passion FlowersA Story of the Timucua is was the river his people called the Suwani. Over its rim he Â“ rst spotted the Â” owers. In the same instant, as if guarding the Â” owers, a large alligator thrashed before him. e dark water churned with the vicious lash of its muscular tail. In that spray the boy saw the jagged teeth. In the whole motion of it, the gator seemed to come forward and go from him all at once. en it was swimming away, going under and surfacing again at an angle. Now, deeper in the slough, only the long snout and the knot of its wary eye could be seen. In that startling moment the snakeskin had again disappeared from the boyÂs spear, Â” ung out in his fright into the mud-stirred water. Breathless, with his heart in his throat, he found the skin lodged in a spiral against a stand of cypress knees. ere he retrieved it in the same manner as he had from the creek. Looking twice back over his shoulder, he went quickly then and came up the sandy blu where lay the purple Â” owers heÂd glimpsed. Planting his spear at the butt, he squatted to examine these elegantly ornate and fragrant blooms. eir leafy vines held edible fruit among coiled tendrils stretched over the sun-drenched sand. ese were highly prized in his village for tea, for smoking or sometimes for making bread. e purple petals could be carefully plucked from beneath the Â“ laments around the greentinged stamens. e women dried the petals upon Â” at stones and ground them with awls or pounders of stone. e boy sat back to let his eyes feast on their multitude. He then plucked one of the green fruit Â… the size of a turtleÂs egg Â… and ate. He lay back to watch his prized snakeskin Â” ag from his spear point toward the broad river. Sometimes the traders who came up the river smoked these dried petals with the men of his village. White men called them Maypops. e boy wondered if his Â“ ne snakeskin would earn him a traderÂs axe. at was his fond desire, a hand axe he could carry in his waist belt. e kindling gathered then so much more quickly and the pig opened easily to be splayed for the spit. Surely the excellent skin, delivered together with the dried petals of Maypop to smoke, would reward him with this hatchet. Still eating, he went to a large hedge of palmettos that stood on the river bank. e boy slashed with his small stone knife and broke from the hedge spiny frond stems with which he quickly fashioned a rough basket. He would carry the Â” owers and fruit in it back upriver to the village. Taking up one of the Â” owers, he held it to the sun. is amazed him, the softened light of the sun translucent through the sweetness of this Â” ower. He was about to take up his spear and prized snakeskin when suddenly he sensed the approach of another on the path. It was the priest who came in his long robes to the village from his mission casa near the riverÂs mouth. e priest spoke quietly and kindly through his thick beard, though he shuddered visibly at the boyÂs presentation of his prized snakeskin. Instead, the priest showed glowing interest in the boyÂs basket, its Â” owers covering the fruit. e boy raised a solitary Â” ower for the priest to take and the priest was pleased because with it he could tell the story of his God. With a Âpassion Â” owerÂŽ (as he called it) delicately extended in the palm of his slender hand, the priest pointed out the ornate parts as symbols in his sacred message. e sepals and Â“ ve petals of the Â” ower were as ones that had traveled with him on his holy road. e double row of Â“ laments Â… the corona Â… was as the halo about his GodÂs head. e Â“ ve stamens were the nails and wounds that pierced His holy hand. e tendrils along the vine, the priest said, were as the whips that brought su ering to this holy one. What joy there was to come of this su ering the boy had yet to learn, although in the moment he o ered the Â” ower to the priest, the missionaryÂs delight was clear. is pleased the boy, who also gave him one of the fruits. e grateful priest took another one before he continued on. 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The Levy County Journal4ADecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Failure or Success? Thomas Sowell Creators SyndicateMany people are lamenting the failure of the Congressional ÂSuper CommitteeÂŽ to come up with an agreement on ways to reduce the runaway federal deÂ“ cits. But you cannot judge success or failure without knowing what the goal was. If you think the goal was to solve the countryÂs Â“ scal crisis, then obviously the Super Committee was a complete failure. But, if you think the goal was to improve the chances of the Obama administration being re-elected in 2012, it was a complete success. Imagine that there had been no Super Committee in the Â“ rst place. Who would be blamed for the countryÂs Â“ scal crisis? e overwhelmingly Democratic Congress that voted to spend the money which increased the deÂ“ cits more during the Obama administration than in the eight years of George W. Bush. When the Obama administrationÂs massive spending spree was going on, Republicans were so hopelessly outnumbered in both houses of Congress that nothing that the Congressional Republicans could say or do would have the slightest e ect. Even the cleverest political spin-master would have a hard time trying to keep blame from falling on the Obama administration, without the later shift of attention to the debt crisis. The Search for Marizela: A Thanksgiving Note OPINION Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateOn March 5, my 18-year-old cousin disappeared from her University of Washington campus in Seattle. Marizela Perez -5-foot-5, 110 pounds, short black hair with brown/red highlights and bangs cut into an asymmetrical bob, wearing a dark hooded jacket, jeans and light brown suede boots -was last seen at a Safeway grocery that fateful Saturday afternoon. Marizela walked out the door and up Brooklyn Ave., and hasnÂt been seen or heard from since. Civil War historian Drew Gilpin Faust once described the Âaching heartsÂŽ of families of the missing Âin which the dread void of uncertaintyÂŽ remains. In the Â“ rst days and weeks after Marizela went missing, this feeling completely engulfed her parents, relatives and friends near and far. How to express the inexpressible? You try to breathe, but all that Â“ lls your lungs is that smoky, stiÂ” ing uncertainty. You try to eat, but all you can taste is indigestible fear. You try to sleep, but all that comes is fathomless fatigue. Your heart is weighted with grief, but your soul refuses to mourn. You cling to hope and faith, tie a knot at the ends, and hang on with raw, blistered desperation. Whoever said Âtime heals all woundsÂŽ has only known superÂ“ cial hurt. Sharp pangs of panic have metastasized into deep anguish over the past eight months. ere have been no investigative leads. No witnesses have come forward. To the police department, as is the case with so many others like her, Marizela is just another bureaucratic burden. In fact, for Â“ ve full months, the Seattle police shockingly violated state code requiring law enforcement agencies to submit her DNA information and dental X-rays to the Washington State Patrol within 30 days of her disappearance. After raising a ruckus, we were informed in late October that this legally mandated task was assigned to a Âlight dutyÂŽ o cer (never identiÂ“ ed) who let it slip through the cracks. No one was held accountable for this negligence. Along the way, however, the kindness of complete strangers has been boundless. is holiday season, our heartfelt gratitude goes out to each and every person who has contributed to the search for Marizela, including: -Ned Cullen and the generous folks at ClearChannel Outdoor, who donated digital billboard space for missing persons alerts about Marizela all over the West Coast, from the Seattle area to Salem, Oregon, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. -e sta of the King County Superior Court and the sta of the King County Medical ExaminerÂs o ce, foremost among them forensic anthropologist Dr. Kathy Taylor for her professionalism, dedication to and compassion for families of the missing. -Countless bloggers, Twitter users, and YouTube and Facebook users from across the political spectrum and from every walk of life who took time to spread the word about MarizelaÂs disappearance from Day One. -Melanie Helmick of K-9 Kampus in Arkansas; search-and-rescue team leader Michael Lueck from Texas; Steve Yerger of K9 Centurion and his daughter Rebecca in Maryland; Don and Austin Davidson; dog handlers Mary Haislet, Shannon Kiley and Melissa Ellis; and Seattle Parks and Recreation Department sta ers Sandy Demerit and Laura Nepler. -KCPQ, Q13 Fox, KIRO-TV, KING 5-TV, Christine Clarridge and David Boardman of the Seattle Times, the University of Washington student daily, Seattle radio hosts John Carlson, David Boze and Dori Monson, and many other PaciÂ“ c Northwest-area readers, local media outlets and allies who gave their broadcast air, pages and personal time to the case. -ÂAmericaÂs Most Wanted,ÂŽ CBSNews. com, Fox News and FoxNews.com, Human Events, Intermarkets, To Write Love on Her Arms, and several missing personsÂ advocacy groups, who all helped alert national audiences and followers to MarizelaÂs disappearance. -Friends behind the scenes who have o ered invaluable legal, technical and investigative help, advice and counsel. -Church communities, fundraising organizers and too many more to name from South Jersey to Seattle and beyond who have helped with our ongoing search e orts. On her left inner arm, Marizela has a tattoo that reads ÂLahat ay magiging maayos.ÂŽ Her friends transformed the saying into a tribute bracelet in her favorite color: bright orange. ItÂs Tagalog for ÂEverythingÂs going to be OK.ÂŽ is has become a credo in the ongoing search for Marizela -and it is also a Â“ tting anksgiving message. To smile through tears. To savor the sweet over the bitter. To Â“ nd a way, with the help of God, family and friends, to count our blessings even (and especially) in the midst of great angst. Because in the end: ÂAll will be well.ÂŽ We have posted MarizelaÂs missing persons Â” yer, photos, videos and updates at www. Â“ ndmarizela.com. e tip line number for citizens who may have any information that might aid in the search is 1-855-MARIZEL. ank you. Michelle Malkin is the author of Â“Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & CroniesÂ” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.com. 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Classi ed deadline is noon Friday. Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Two things got the blame shifted. e Â“ rst was the national debt ceiling, which had to be raised, if politicians were not going to be forced to either cut existing programs or shut down the government -neither of which was politically attractive. By the time a vote on raising the national debt ceiling was required, Republicans had gotten control of the House of Representatives. is meant that the national debt issue was now a bipartisan issue, whereas the spending that drove the national debt up to that national debt ceiling had been a problem strictly for the Democrats. Splitting the blame with the Republicans for what Democrats alone had done was a political victory, in terms of making the Obama administration less vulnerable at the polls in 2012. With the help of the media, the big issue was no longer the big spending that drove the national debt up to the legal ceiling, but the failure of the Republicans to help solve the debt ceiling crisis. Many people lamented the failure of President Obama to become engaged in the process of working out a solution to the Â“ scal crisis, and regarded that as a failing. But, again, success or failure depends on what goal you are trying to achieve. If the goal was to reach a bipartisan solution to the countryÂs Â“ scal crisis, then the presidentÂs involvement might have increased the chances of doing that. But, if the goal was to outsource the blame, then the presidentÂs fading away into the background was the perfect political ploy. Appointing a bipartisan Super Committee with dramatic powers, and apparently dramatic consequences if they failed to reach agreement, created another long distraction in the media that took the president further out of the picture. When it came to media coverage of the countryÂs Â“ nancial crisis, it was almost a question of ÂBarack Who?ÂŽ e draconian spending cuts that were supposed to hang over the heads of the members of the Super Committee, like a sword of Damocles, turned out to be a cardboard sword when the inevitable failure to reach an agreement occurred. A new Congress meets before these draconian cuts are supposed to happen -and no Congress can be forced to do anything by a previous Congress. So all this turned out to be a grand charade -and politicians are great at charades. is one was a complete political success, because we are now talking about who is to blame for not coming up with a way of solving the Â“ scal crisis, rather than who did the runaway spending that caused that crisis in the Â“ rst place. An even longer-running charade is the budget-cutting charade, where big spenders promise to make spending cuts to match tax increases -or even to exceed tax increases. Of course the tax increases come Â“ rst and the spending cuts are spread out into the future -and usually end up not taking place at all. is particular charade could be ended by making the spending cuts take place Â“ rst. But that would spoil the political game. To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell. com. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS.COMObamaÂ’s Catastrophic Pipeline CopoutBy David H. Wilkins e proposed Keystone XL Pipeline o ers nothing but promise: tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs, and a big step toward ensuring North American energy security. But in mid-November, promise gave way to politics when President Obama punted on the pipeline permitting decision, delaying it until after the 2012 election. e Wall Street Journal called the decision a ÂKeystone Cop-Out.ÂŽ I call it a catastrophic cop-out, one with certain economic and diplomatic consequences. e decision on the KXL permit was expected before the end of this year and elected o cials in both Canada and the United States rightly called it a Âno-brainer.ÂŽ After all, what could be easier than supporting energy exported from a steadfast friend, an ally in the war on terror, and a country deeply committed to environmental stewardship? What could make more sense than approving a project that means 20,000 new American jobs? Our nation is struggling to recover from a deep recession, with unemployment continually exceeding 9 percent. And just last month, the presidentÂs own Jobs Council cautiously supported the KXL project -and the environmental impact statement found the pipeline would not cause undo harm. So approval didnÂt just seem like an easy decision, it looked like an obvious one. So what turned common sense on its head? Environmental radicals decided the KXL pipeline was their cause celebre. Back in 2008, environmentalists had high hopes, with a brand new president and a Democratic Congress, that their wish list would at last be granted. But that didnÂt happen. Instead, environmental groups have been dealt several setbacks. A climate change bill passed the House by the smallest of margins in 2009, only to die in the Senate and with it the promise of legislatively mandated cap-and-trade. More recently, weÂve seen scandals involving the administration favoring multi-million-dollar loans to renewable energy companies like Solyndra, only to see them Â“ le for bankruptcy. With a sputtering economy, Americans put environmental concerns on the backburner. And Congress, likewise, has had no appetite to pass legislation that could be deemed Âanti-jobs.ÂŽ As a result, the more strident environmentalists were demanding a victory -so when Nebraska expressed concern over the project and started seeking an alternative route to avoid areas in the Sand Hills, the administration had a hook on which to hang the delay. Now the State Department is reviewing that alternative route and conveniently, a decision has been postponed until 2013. e permitting process that usually takes 18 months will now take 54 months. atÂs a long time to wait on jobs -especially those Âshovel readyÂŽ jobs the president says he wants to create. e KXL project is a 2,700-kilometres-long, $7-billion investment. atÂs a whole lot of shovels. Canada will not stop production of its oilsands. While the United States dithers, other countries will certainly seek out and beneÂ“ t from partnering with a trustworthy, stable source of energy. e protesters didnÂt really accomplish anything related to the environment, but theyÂve certainly ensured AmericaÂs continued reliance on oil from hostile nations who donÂt share the common historic underpinning and commitment to liberty that deÂ“ ne the U.S.Canada relationship. Several presidents have pledged to bring our country closer to energy security and independence. Yet, the one project which o ers a direct pipeline to that goal is now in jeopardy, and with it the strength and vibrancy of our most important global friendship. at is a devastatingly high price to pay for a political pass. David H. Wilkins served as U.S. ambassador to Canada from 2005-2009.
The Levy County Journal 5ADecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 For this weekÂs Word Search answers, visit our Web site at www.levyjournalonline.com Click on the Brain Teaser tab to nd the link to our answers. Acid Act Ago Aim Ant April Awkward Axis Band Boom Box Bud Cap Consequently Crown Dial Dots Drowned Drum Dry Dug Eat End Error Europe For Fox Gap Gear Had Hill Hips Hobby Hot Ice Its Keep Lane Learnt Leg Limb Low Mate Name Nerve Net New Nine Noun Open Oral Other Owl Pea Pony Put Roar Ruin Seas See Set Sew Sit Ski Sky Stands Stem Stun Taken Temperature y Word Search Last WeekÂ’s CrosswordLast WeekÂ’s Word SearchTick Tie Tired Toe Ton Too Toy Twos Upright Upside-down Was Wax Wept Wing Wit Yes You 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 e Southwest Florida Water Management District is gathering information to determine if public lands that are owned and managed by the District should be considered for surplus. As part of that information-gathering e ort, the District is holding public meetings to explain the assessment process and receive public comment. e Â“ rst two meetings are scheduled for December: Â€ Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Suite 226, Lecanto; Â€ Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DistrictÂs Bartow Service O ce, 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow. Land may be considered surplus if it no longer meets the original acquisition purpose or doesnÂt provide water resource beneÂ“ ts. e District hopes to increase e ciencies and save taxpayer dollars by identifying such lands through its assessment process. e District protects more than 436,000 acres of land within its boundaries. ese lands include natural Â” oodplains, aquifer recharge areas and areas around lakes, rivers, wetlands and estuaries. e DistrictÂs Governing Board appointed a Surplus Lands Subcommittee to help sta build an evaluation process that is open to the public. District sta will begin by looking at about 261,000 acres that are solely owned and managed by the District. Sta will look at a number of criteria to identify surplus parcels. Lands will be evaluated to ensure their support of the DistrictÂs water supply, Â” ood protection, water quality and natural systems areas of responsibility. Sta will screen parcels that do not have high water resource value to ensure that selling them will not jeopardize the management of other District-owned lands or adjacent public holdings. e Surplus Lands Subcommittee will review sta Âs recommendations and then report to the 13-member Governing Board. Ultimately, it will be up to the Board to decide which lands are designated as surplus. All decisions by the Subcommittee and Governing Board will be made at open meetings accepting public input. e District will seek public input throughout the process and will announce public workshops as they are scheduled. For details or to submit comments on the DistrictÂs surplus lands assessment, visit www.WaterMatters.org/SurplusLands/.District Seeking Public Input on Evaluation of Public Lands is great nationÂs Â“ rst President, George Washington, had also presided over the Constitutional Convention when he was voted in by a quorum of seven states on May 25, 1787. In the development of our Constitution there were many speeches going back and forth to secure a convention that would serve "for the sole purpose of revising the articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress and conÂ“ rmed by the States, render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union." Federalist Paper 40. George Washington stood for the very soul of this new nation and fought side by side with and sometimes against those who also had an agenda they thought was best for the birthing of the greatest nation on earth. Washington believed that to make a great nation it was a necessity that the people be moral. Some of his words were: ÂReason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. Purity of morals is the only sure foundation of public happiness in any country.ÂŽ He also said: ÂIf I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed in the Convention where I had the honor to preside might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.ÂŽ In the 1970s a group of political scientists embarked on an ambitious ten-year project to analyze more than 15, 000 political writings from our nationÂs Founding Era (1760 Â… 1805). ose writings were examined with the goal of identifying the speciÂ“ c sources cited by the Founders in their writings which would permit the origin of their ideas to be determined. e researchers discovered that one source of inspiration for the FounderÂs ideas was cited far and away more, Â“ fty percent more, than any other Â… the Bible. is source produced that moral people needed to put together and rule a nation that would be able to lead a nation of people in truth and justice. For this country to remain steadfast to that piece of moral and historical governance that has held us in good stead for all these free years we need to be able to understand and defend it in order to keep it. Here are some ideas on what we the people can do starting right now to be ready to defend our great historical legacy given to us by our Founding Fathers. Â Educate Yourself and Your Family Obtain a copy of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and study it so you will understand it and can talk about it intelligently. Encourage your children to study these documents and teach them yourselves to be sure they are getting the information they need. Your children will be the strength needed to keep the Constitution intact in years to come. Study those who signed the documents such as: John Adams, james madison, Samuel Adams, John Quincy Adams, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Noah Webster, John Hancock, John Dickonson, omas Je erson, and others. Â Action Steps You Can Take NowPray every day that our leaders will uphold our nationÂs values. ank God for our country. Do your homework on the selection and retention of judges. While it is very di cult to determine which judges or Supreme Court justices to retain, do your own research. Sometimes this involves investigating cases and decisions. e internet is a great resource for this information and the family can share in the research. Listen to pro and con statements from trusted sources. Ask yourself if this particular judge or justice would uphold our Judeo-Christian values? Will he/she uphold our Constitutional values in every case? Â€Support those that will uphold and battle for our cherished values in o ce and in the courts.What Can We Do to Stand Up for America? I was going to call this recipe my "Freezer Soup" but when I got to thinking about it, I realized I needed to call it by the secret ingredient! So, it has been dubbed "POT PIE SOUP" can you guess why? I promise you, this is the best homemade beef soup EVER! I added the two pot pies for the extra veggies and Â“ gured the crust would add some thickness to the soup base and it did! Remember, soup can be made with anything you happen to have handy.... even if it's pot pies!! P.S. I've even thrown in my wonderful homemade bread recipe as a bonus! POT PIE SOUP 2 cans (14.5oz) Beef Broth 1 can (14.5oz) Basil and Garlic Diced Tomatoes 2 cups mixed vegetables (more if desired) 1 cup Penne pasta (more if desired) 2 cups water 2 cups (1 lb.) chopped cooked hamburger meat 1 small chopped onion 2 thawed beef pot pies Salt and pepper to taste Microwave the two pot pies for 3 minutes each. Scoop out pie making sure you chop the crust. Mix pies and all ingredients into a large stock pot. Simmer for 2-4 hours. PENNY'S HOMEMADE BREAD 400F 21-25 minutes Grease bread loaf pans. Recipe for 2 loaves: 6 cups all-purpose Â” our 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 pkgs. (1 tablespoons) Rapid Rise Yeast 1 cup water cup milk 4 tablespoons butter Set aside 2 cups of Â” our. In large bowl, mix remaining Â” our, salt, sugar and yeast. Heat water, milk and butter to 125 130 Stir into dry mixture. Mix in ONLY enough reserved Â” our to make a soft dough. On Â” oured surface, knead 10 minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape into loaves. Place in greased loaf pans. Place loaf pans in a large pan of HOT water for 15 minutes to raise dough. (Use long cake pan, brownie pan, etc for this). Cover with towel while it rises. Bake until top is brown. Knock on the top of the loaf for a hollow sound. If hollow, remove from oven. Put on wire rack and cool. Turn out of pans and enjoy!Just in case you are turkeyÂd out, here is a beef recipe from Penny 310 Dock Street, Cedar Key 352-543-5738 ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD ALL DAY EVERY DAY Banquet Facilities Available! 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The Levy County Journal6ADecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 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 KetchupMacaroni & Cheese w/Hamor 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 SauceFruit Cup Mix Home Made Rolls Assorted Milk ManagerÂ’s Choice December 12, 2011December 13, 2011December 14, 2011December 15, 2011December 16, 2011Grilled Cheese & Ham Sandwich or Rib-A-Que on Bun Vegetable Soup/ Broccoli Chilled Peaches Assorted Milk Taco w/ Cheese/Salsa Hamburger on Bun French Fries/Lettuce/ Tomato Apple Crisp Assorted Milk Taco Sauce/Ketchup/Mayo Breaded Chicken or Sloppy Joe on Bun Salad/ Northern Beans Chilled Pears Hot Home Made Cornbread Assorted Milk Chili Con Carne w/ Beans/ Grilled Cheese Sandwich Green Peas/Garden Salad Chilled AppleSauce Assorted Milk Fish on Bun/ Turkey Sub. Cole Slaw/ Baked Beans Orange Wedges Assorted Milk Tarter Sauce/MayoIn 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 MENU I T P A Y S T O IT PAYS TO A D V E R T I S E ADVERTISE And thereÂ’s no better place than the Levy County Journal Contact Ren today for advertising rates and monthly specials at email@example.com or call 352-490-4462 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 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 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 WES 4th Graders Have a Busy FallWilliston Elementary School 4th grade students were busy as they observed, fed, compared and contrasted African dwarf frogs, Â“super wormsÂ” and ddler crabs as part of the SUMS (Students Understanding Math and Science) investigation project. Habitats consisted of simulated ponds, salt marshes and compost heaps. Students took care of these creatures, learning that keeping animals alive takes great responsibility. On ursday, Nov.10, the annual eld trip to St. Augustine proved to be the highlight for many. If you ever doubted that children appreciated this trip, organized by Educational Tours of Inverness, read on. Â“I liked the history,Â” said John Joyner and Madison Marra. Â“And my favorite [things] were the artifacts,Â” said Dylan Washburn. Hannah Baldwin thought the fort was great. Kiersten Stacey concurred, adding that she thought coquina was neat. Â“ e cannons at the fort were great,Â” commented Zander Stanley. Madison Reynolds and Josh Forsythe agreed with their friends that the fort was Â“the best.Â” Â“I liked the train ride best,Â” said Lowrance Kinsey about the vehicle which toured the oldest city in the United States. Alyssa Whitehurst enjoyed the trolley ride and all the sights. Nayeli Gardea really liked the Castillo de San Marcos and the stories about it, while Michaela and Everett Warren thought the Spanish Military Hospital was fun. Bridget Barley, who was accompanied by her grandmother, WES art teacher Helen Darling, had fun at the oldest school house. Â“ e old school house was neat because I wrote the way students did in olden days.Â” Of course, preparing for the FCAT Writes is a major focus of all the 4th grade teachers, so all classes are involved with many activities which include writing! Students explain in detail using examples and reasons when writing their essays. Now students are writing narratives i.e. stories with a beginning, a middle and an ending, that include characters, a setting, a problem and a solution to the problem. e 4th grade teachers concur that they have some great writers! Â— by Lita HalchakUsing a measuring tape, Alexus Mole, Tiara Brown and Dnika Appling estimate the circumference of the class pumpkin. SUMS reinforces the fact that math is used in all aspects of everyday life! At the Old Florida Museum in St. Augustine, 4th graders Nadia Mendez, Lisbeth Gorostieta and Shannon Rockett watch as Lydia Wagner pretends WES 4th graders from the classes of Kathy Clemons and Tina Roberts pose in front of the statue of Jesus at the Shrine of Ou r Lady of La Leche, the location of the rst Catholic mass held in Florida. WES 4th graders Leandra Evans, Jeremiah James, Khristine Duyag and Nadia Mendez use their magnifying glasses to observe frogs. ThereÂs just something intriguing about studying ÂcrittersÂŽÂ„where and how they live Â… and the SUMS activities involve not only the responsibility of caring for the animals but also comparing and contrasting the animalsÂ ways of living.Here's a quick recipe for that left-over turkey. How about some Turkey Chili? Served up with some of my mu n top cornbread.... this chili warmed my dinner table!Turkey Chili2 pkgs. McCormick White Chili mix 2 cans White Northern Beans 3 cups chopped turkey Prepare following package directions. Cook in slow cooker for 4 hours on low or 2 on low. Serve with cheddar cheese topping and cornbread. Leftover Turkey Chilito be the Âcandler,ÂŽ the person who makes candles. Photos by Lita Halchak, Neige Snider, Kathy Clemons and Tina Roberts. $25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe! EVY COUNTY LJOURNAL Y o u r L o c a l l y O w n e d P a p e r o f R e c o r d s i n c e 1 9 2 3 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923!
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Ask for Jay. 12/22Jp130 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. 12/15Jp310 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 SALEFOR SALE BY OWNERIN BLACK JACK ESTATES: 5191 NE 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. 12/29Jp440 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 352-262-4169 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 --------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. 12/1Jb -------ALL WEEK SALE Sofas, chairs, desks, tools, PVC, CPV, Willis Jeep parts, air boat trailer, laser transit, climbing stand and more. Dec. 2 through Dec. 10 at 3097 NE 192 Ave. in Williston, Street behind Country Market on S41 & 316. 12/1Jp540 LIVESTOCKCHRISTMAS HORSES Â– Rehabilitated Rescue horses ready to go. $300 each to good homes only. (352) 2101151. 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) 949-0222. tfnAbJf Â’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 12/15Jp605 BOATS & MARINEFLOATING DOCKS Â– Pressure-treated wood, encapsulated dock oats, galvenized steel hardware. We Deliver. (352) 3434108 www.aboatstore. com 12/8Jp615 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 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!ItÂ’s Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10Â¢ Each Additional Word. Email classi eds@ levyjournal.com 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 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.
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MitchÂs Gold & Diamonds Leaders of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) today marked the expansion of an innovative, cost-saving land management strategy with the signing of partnership agreements with eight Florida ranchers. Water managers are collaborating with landowners to achieve water storage, water quality and habitat improvement beneÂ“ ts north of Lake Okeechobee but at less cost than traditional government land acquisition programs. DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. and SFWMD Executive Director Melissa Meeker met with landowners at the Dixie Cattle Ranch in Okeechobee County to Â“ nalize the new agreements that will store 4,800-acre feet of water on private lands and improve water quality in Lake Okeechobee, the coastal estuaries and the Everglades. e ranchlands Â„ totaling 9,500 acres across three counties Â„ have become part of the SFWMDÂs Dispersed Water Management Program to store water on public, private and tribal lands. e program is an important new tool that is helping to improve water quality, protect water resources and conserve FloridaÂs habitats. At the same time, using working ranchlands to achieve environmental beneÂ“ ts also helps sustain jobs, keeps land on local tax rolls and avoids burdening taxpayers with new debt to buy title to the land. e e ort parallels the water resource goals of FloridaÂs successful land acquisition programs without the higher cost of buying and managing land. ÂGetting the water right is central to every aspect of Florida life and its future,ÂŽ said Vinyard. ÂCollaborating with property owners to store excess water helps advance the conservation and natural resource protection goals of highly successful environmental protection programs, without the high cost of land acquisition, the burden of ongoing debt payments and leaving landowners to do what they do best Â„ manage the land and support our economy.ÂŽ Located just north of the City of Okeechobee and the lake, 1,075 acres on the Dixie Ranch is becoming a working example of the innovative land preservation and water storage strategy. With simple features such as berms and water control structures already built by the landowner, the property is ideally suited to capture and store water that would otherwise Â” ow directly into Lake Okeechobee. is helps prevent nutrients such as phosphorus from reaching the lake and reduces potential discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, as well as o ering additional Â” ood protection for the communities surrounding these water bodies. Rehydrating ranchland also beneÂ“ ts habitat for native plants and wildlife. ÂShallow water storage coupled with large regional reservoirs provides additional tools for better managing water in the regional system and protecting South FloridaÂs water resources,ÂŽ said Meeker. ÂŽ e Dispersed Water Management Program is an innovative way of involving private partners in environmental solutions and achieving our goals for water storage, water quality and habitat enhancement in a Â“ scally responsible way for taxpayers.ÂŽ Dispersed Water Management Program Since the start of its Dispersed Water Management Program in 2005, the District has collaborated with a coalition of agencies, environmental organizations, ranchers and researchers to utilize approximately 229,000 acres of land for water storage, water quality improvement and habitat enhancement. In addition to employing regional public projects, the program encourages property owners to retain water on their land rather than drain it and to accept and detain regional runo Â e future of water storage north of Lake Okeechobee relies on innovative partnerships and marks a milestone in our collective e orts to preserve both the Northern Everglades and our working landscapes for future generations,ÂŽ said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. Based on data and experience gained from eight original pilot projects, the District in October doubled participation in the program with the approval of eight new contracts, spanning Okeechobee, Polk and Highlands counties. Together, projects on the newly enrolled lands will provide 4,800 acre-feet of regional storage and additional nutrient beneÂ“ ts. One of the pilot projects used to develop the Dispersed Water Management Program was shown in a single year to have removed 8.4 metric tons of phosphorus to improve water quality in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed. e District is investing $7 million over 10 years for the latest contracts. A total of $46 million has been designated over the next Â“ ve years to help further achieve program goals. For more information online go to: Just the Facts: Dispersed Water Management Program; List of the FY2012 Projects: Northern Everglades; Map of the Latest Projects; Overview of Water Storage and Treatment Projects; Before and After Photos of a Dispersed Water Project; Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services ProjectFlorida Ranchlands Help Preserve Landscapes, Protect And Improve Waters New land management strategy achieves environmental bene ts, keeps lands on tax rolls, sustains jobs (Before) In early 2009, the Nine Gems property sat mostly dry. (After) The South Florida Water Management District, in cooperation with Martin County, has since restored the land's hydrology to add 2,000 acre-feet of regional water storage.GOT ANY NEWS?send it to email@example.comJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County
www.levyjournalonline.com L e v y L Levy L i f e ifeLEVY COUNTY JOURNAL VOL. 88, NO. 22 50 CENTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923continued on page 6 Call or write to us at PO Box 2990, Chie and, FL 32644-2990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.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 has been identiÂ“ ed by Marion Cason of Williston as the Brooks family, Burke and Jettie with sons Butch and Matt. anks Marion. Capital City Bank Group Foundation is pleased to award a grant to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs a 501 (c)(3) non-proÂ“ t organization. We proudly support them for their work in building strong communities by enhancing the quality of life in the communities where we do business. In a very short time, Guardian Angels has established themselves as a landmark in Levy County by helping mentally and physically disabled recipients and veterans through their highly skilled medical service dogs, creating jobs in our community, bringing new revenue streams to our local merchants and a National focus to our area. ey are partnered with the VeteranÂs Administration in a two-year study program pairing dogs with Veterans su ering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and they have established themselves as the dog venue for the Pre-Vet students at the University of Florida among other accomplishments. On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Guardian Angels will be holding a ÂPassing of the LeashÂŽ ceremony and dessert party at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall in Williston. is is a symbolic and emotional ceremony recognizing signiÂ“ cant milestones in the lives of recipient veterans whose lives and independence has been restored through their service dogs. We also recognize the supporters of our organization that have made it possible. Actor/comedian Brad Garrett of ÂEverybody Loves RaymondÂŽ fame will be the Master of Ceremony and will be available for a photo opportunity while we enjoy wonderful desserts, a silent auction and a ra e for a pair of round trip Southwest Airline tickets. Seating is limited so please RSVP to email@example.com or call (352) 425-1981. Donations are appreciated.Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Receive Grant Monies and Pass the LeashJennifer Radder, representative from Capital City Bank in Williston, presents a check to Carol Borden, Founder and Executive Director of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. and Brecker, service dog.Declaration of Rabies AlertPursuant to Section 381, Florida Statues and Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code, the Marion County Health Department Director has issued a rabies alert for a location within Marion County, Florida. All citizens, especially the ones within the depicted area shown on page two of this document, are asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in this county. e alert is in response to a positive laboratory result from a HORSE. e rabies alert commenced on the day of the incident, which was November 20, 2011.Residents in the depicted area are advised to:Â€ Avoid contact with free roaming domestic or any wild animals. Â€ Not leave pet food outside and secure outside garbage in covered containers to avoid attracting wild animals. Â€ Contact your veterinarian to make sure your dog(s), cat(s) or ferret(s) have current rabies vaccination. Law enforcement and animal control o cials are requested to assist in enforcement of the following requirements: Â€ All dogs, cats and captive wild mammals shall be conÂ“ ned to their ownerÂs premises. ConÂ“ nement shall be by fence, cage, on a leash under control of a responsible person, or inside the living quarters or related building. Â€ All dogs and cats roaming at large will be impounded and may be released to their owners upon payment of any fee(s) assessed by Marion County Animal Services. No dogs or cats will be released from the Animal Shelter except to the owner upon proof of current vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian. is alert ends in 60 days unless another incident occurs within the alert area. Please contact a local veterinarian for questions regarding the health of an animal. Sincerely, Daniel O. Dooley Environmental Administrator Marion County Health Department 1801 SE 32 Avenue P.O. Box 2408 Ocala, Florida 34478 Telephone (352) 622-7744 Fax (352) 620-6820 Have you seen Goldy? She is a golden palomino mare lost in the Black Prong area on Friday Nov. 18 with her halter and lead rope on her. If you have any information on her whereabouts please call the Levy County Sheri Âs o ce at 352-486-5111. Have you seen Goldy?Williston 2011 Family of the Year Stays Busy in Community e GFWC Williston Junior WomanÂs Club would like to present the 2011 Family of the Year, the Bergdolls: Jason, Dara, Travis, Brett and Steven Suharja. Jason works at Williston Peanut and is a member of the Williston First United Methodist Church. He supports the Williston High School Band by pulling the band trailer carrying instruments to all the away games and grilling food for the band concession stand at all home games. He is a lifetime member of the Williston FFA Alumni and a member of the Williston Band Boosters Dara works at Stonehedge Farm South and is a member of the Williston First United Methodist Church. She is a member of the GFWC Williston Junior WomanÂs Club and holds a GFWC leadership position at the state level as the GFWC Florida Director-elect of Junior Clubs. She serves as the Treasurer for the Williston Band Boosters and is frequently working in the concession stand during home games. Dara is a lifetime member of the Williston FFA Alumni. In addition, she helps to cook
The Levy County Journal2BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONGreater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce News e Chamber is hosting a Yard Sale Sat., Dec. 3 beginning at 8 a.m. Donations will be accepted Friday, Dec. 2 at GT Grill (Hwy 27 & SR 24) from 6 to 7 p.m.. Please, NO clothes or broken items. Next monthÂs meeting will be held at Bronson Lube, Inc. on Tues., Dec.13 at 7 p.m.. Chantilly PlaceDay Spa & Boutique hosted this monthÂs meeting and is the featured Chamber business. Chantilly Place is owned and operated by Terri McGinty. McGinty opened the business in 2008 and recently expanded to its new location, which is now on the corner of Alt SR 27 and Main Avenue. A variety of spa services are o ered: massage (relaxation, deep tissue and medical); skin care, such as facials, waxing and make-up application; natural and artiÂ“ cial nail care, including pedicures, acrylic and Shellac. Chantilly Place also has a boutique full of gift items, including fashion jewelry, purses and bags, wickless candle warmers, handmade items and much more! ank you to Terri for hosting the November Chamber of Commerce meeting! And a special thanks to Mrs. Karen Mayo of ChieÂ” and for providing delicious baked goods. For more information, please call Laci at (352) 256-0773.CEDAR KEYCedar Key Chamber Annual Meeting Dec. 1 e Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual meeting urs., Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room above the Cedar Key Library. e Chamber will be presenting three awards: Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Service to the Community. e recipients will be in attendance (although they do not know theyÂre receiving the designation). ere will also be the o cial voting in and introduction of the new leadership for the next year. Cedar 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. 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 a.m.-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. 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.Band Aid Botany at Cedar Key Library Dec. 10Calling all plant enthusiasts. Come to a presentation about the ornamental and wild spiny and thorny plants in Levy County. A few spiny insects and caterpillars to watch out for are included. Most thorny plants have beautiful Â” owers, to invite the bee pollinators, but not large grazing animals. is entertaining and informative talk by botanist and author Linda Curtis is sponsored by e Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges. See LindaÂs website at www.curtistothethird.com Join us on Sat., Dec. 10 at 10:30 AM at the Cedar Key Public Library.YANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown-Inglis WomanÂ’s Club Thrift Shop and MoreWith the big anksgiving weekend behind us, the Yankeetown-Inglis WomanÂs Club invites you to stop by their rift Shop on 56th St., Yankeetown. Christmas is just around the corner and with better than Black Friday prices, the rift Shop is here to help you get your shopping done without breaking the bank. Check out the suits and dresses just in time for all the holiday parties. If itÂs casual you need, thereÂs a great selection of denim for men and women. For the month of December all Christmas items are 50% OFF. Find just the right items to make your home sparkle inside and out. 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. Holiday hours are Tues, Wed and Fri. 10 a.m.1 p.m., urs. 5-7 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 10th 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Fri., Dec. 16th is the last day the shop will be open for the year; will reopen Tues., Jan. 3, 2012 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Take the time to stop in and browse all the new arrivals. You might Â“ nd some bargains along the way. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.Stargazing at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Dec. 16 e ChieÂ” and Star Party Group is presenting a telescopic view of the stars and planets at the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in Yankeetown, Friday evening, Dec. 16. ere is no entrance fee. It will begin with a laser show of the Fall Constellations. Several large telescopes will be available for viewing including the largest ÂGoToÂŽ Scope in the Southeast. Multiple objects will be observed including the bands on Jupiter and its moons. e late rising moon gives little night light interference for better stargazing conditions. e preserve has very low artiÂ“ cial lighting which adds to the experience and is hard to Â“ nd in our electriÂ“ ed environment. For your safety we recommend arriving before sunset (prior to 5:30 p.m.) to sign in. Bring a Â” ashlight and bug spray. Program will be rescheduled in case of rain or cloud cover. e program is another in YankeetownÂs Friends Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve presentations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.withlacoocheegulfpreserve.com for directions and more information.WILLISTONWilliston 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 (3-preK, 100 yd. dash); K-2nd Grade ( mile run); and Fun Run (3rd-8th 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!Dinner Concert at Williston Arms Apts. Dec. 8 e Touch of Class Trio will be doing a free Christmas show at Williston Arms Apartments on urs., Dec. 8th, starting at 3 p.m. e show will be outside in front of the o ce. Residents are urged to invite their family and friends. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show which will be followed by dinner on the grounds provided by From the Heart at approximately 5 p.m. For more information please call (352) 528-3352.DUNNELLON-RAINBOW SPRINGSConcert in the Park this Sat. Dec. 3A treat awaits those who attend the next stop on the Withlacoochee Area Residents Concert Series. Rainbow Springs State Park, 19158 S.W. 81st Place Road just north of Dunnellon is all decked out in its holiday Â“ nest, ready to dazzle. is Sat., Dec., 3rd at 5:30 p.m. a donation of $10.00 per person will get you into the Felburn Pavilion where seating is available and all the music happens. Before the music begins at 6:30, grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, soda, water and homemade desserts will be for sale. Keith Hope and Charlie Creek take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Keith is that rare combination of Florida cracker and singer/songwriter dedicated to preserving our Nature Coast and all of our stateÂs natural beauty. Aripeka comes on at 7:50 p.m. eir music is an eclectic blend of new and old folk with a touch of bluegrass and an emphasis on fun. Original songs reÂ” ect band members love of Florida and its environment; especially its beautiful rivers. Both groups are well known at events around the state. For questions call 352/447-5434 or 352/795-4506.Historic Village Market Dec. 3 e Historic Village Merchants of Dunnellon present e First Saturday Village Market on Sat. Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is is a community event on the Â“ rst Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come stroll down W. Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street and then up to Walnut and Chestnut streets. Come shop or sell!For more information call 352/465-2225.Santa Returns to Rainbow Springs State Park starting on Dec. 9Santa and Mrs. Claus will return to Rainbow Springs State Park on Friday Dec.9 and hold court in the Santa House for the next two weekends: Fri., Dec 9, Sat., Dec. 10 and Sun. Dec. 11, and Fri. Dec. 16, Sat. Dec. 17, and Sun. Dec. 18. Each night the park will open at 6 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. e charge will be only $1.00 for adults and children over 5; children 5 and under are free. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive around 7 p.m. e Friends will again be o ering digital souvenir photos for $2.00, but you are welcome to take a limited number of pictures of your own. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by pontoon sleigh each night. ere will be entertainment in the Felburn Pavilion. e Friends Gift Shop and food concession will be open and we will be o ering free cider in the Felburn Pavilion. ere will be a storyteller in the Gingerbread House and an extravaganza of lights, thanks to our hardworking volunteers. Every year they add something new. On Dec. 26 and 27 we will have ÂLights OnlyÂŽ from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Santa will be gone to the North Pole, but you can come and stroll through the wonderland of lights. Fees will be the same. Park passes will not be honored for this special event. Well behaved pets are welcome each night, but please wait until the lines are shorter if you plan to have your photo taken with Santa. 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The Levy County Journal 3BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Around the Nature Coast Post Of ce Town Hall Meeting Dec. 1Tonight, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. at Santa Fe College Building WA, Room 104 there will be a Town Hall meeting held by the Postal Service about the plans to end ALL mail processing in Gainesville and truck the mail to distant locations and then return it Â… back again. is is a reduction in service to your community if your zip code begins with a 326 or 344. is meeting is your only chance to voice any concern you may have. ere will NOT be another meeting. e exact address is: 3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville, FL 32606 at the Santa Fe College Building WA Room 104 at the easy access main Â” oor. Disabled parking is available. East side parking lot (NW 83 side). From exit 390 on I-75 go east on 39 Ave. a short distance to 83 Street and turn south. e campus is on your right. Walk time to campus building from parking lot is 10 minutes.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.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.orgNature Coast Business Dev. Council Meeting Dec. 6 e Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6, 2011 at the Levy Center for the College of Central Florida, in ChieÂ” and. e board will hear a presentation by an economic consultant for possible consulting work for the NCBDC, as well as discuss the appointment of new members to its board. e 10-member board was formed by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners in 2000. e board works with is executive director to foster business and job growth in Levy County, and promote available incentives such as tax credits and grants. Meetings are open to the public.Free Workshop for Job Seekers Dec. 6ÂNavigating the New World of WorkÂŽ takes place Tues., Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the Levy County Workforce Connection Center at 109 NW 3rd Ave., in ChieÂ” and. is workshop is for those who want to sharpen their employability skills. ere is no charge to attend, but participants must be fully registered with Workforce through the Employ Florida Marketplace (EFM) at www.EmployFlorida.com. For more information, call the ChieÂ” and center at 352/493-6813 or 800/434-JOBS to speak with a Placement Specialist. More information about Workforce Connection is available at www.clmworkforce.com.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 email@example.com 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 World War II Veterans Club Meeting Dec. 8All World War II Veterans are invited to meet urs., Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Cedar Key at the Island Room at the Cedar Cove Beach & Yacht Club. Once again we will have a Toys for Tots Box to Â“ ll or if you wish you may make a donation to our Soldiers Angels collection which goes to our men and women now serving our nation. Hope to see you on Dec. 8. Bring your spouse, a fellow veteran or caregiver and join the camaraderie. We may even sing a few Christmas Carols. If you have any questions call Virginia Lewis 352/528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen 352/542-7697. 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 352/493-1742Tax-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: firstname.lastname@example.org Cedar 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 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 CHIEFLANDBig 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. 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 ÂLittle Miss MistletoeÂŽ; 6th-8th Grade 2:30 PM ÂMiss Teen ChristmasÂŽ; 9th Â… 12th grade 3:30 PM ÂMiss Christmas.ÂŽ 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 4931554 for more information. SVP Audtions at Chief Theater Dec. 13Auditions for the SVP Musical ÂMaster of TimeÂŽ by local author Krista Perryman will be held on Dec. 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Chief eater, 25 Park Ave., ChieÂ” and. Check out the web site at www. svplayers.com 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.CNA Course Jan. 23 e College of Central Florida Levy Center is accepting applications for the next CertiÂ“ ed Nursing Assistant training program which begins Monday, Jan. 23. is 120-hour program prepares students to take the Florida CNA exam and to work as a nursing assistant in hospitals, longterm care facilities, outpatient clinics and physicianÂs o ces. e course consists of classroom instruction, skills lab training and hands-on clinical experience. Training is approximately six weeks and takes place at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in ChieÂ” and, and Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center in Trenton. A high school diploma or GED is not required but prospective candidates must take the Test of Adult Basic Education prior to enrolling in the class. To make an appointment to take the TABE at the Levy Center call 352493-9533. Cost is $15. e course fee is $589 and additional expenses include textbook, background screening, health screening, uniform and the cost of the state exam. is course is not eligible for federal Â“ nancial aid including Pell Grant. For more information call 352/493-9533. Chieand Hardware & Farm SupplyHours: Mon-Sat. 7am-6pm 215 E. Rodgers Blvd Chieand 352.493.4294 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.comOLD TOWNÂ“An Old Town ChristmasÂ” Concert Dec. 4ÂAn Old Town ChristmasÂŽ concert is scheduled for Sun. Dec. 4th at 2 p.m. on the grounds of Dixie Music Center in Old Town so grab a blanket or lawn chairs and come listen to the beautiful music of Christmas! is yearÂs concert includes many performers including: the Pine Grove Baptist Praise Band, the Philman Family Band, Robbie Blake and Bruce Miller, members of the Rock Blu Band, Sixth Angel, Brittany Strickland, Kelby Lamar and Dotti South and the Slackers. ere will be performances by Carol Neubert and Karen Powers and some surprise guests. e Dixie County Historical Society will be selling hot chocolate and the Old Town First Baptist Church youth band will be selling baked goods. ere will be other vendors on hand selling their wares for Christmas. e concert is free, but a donation of a non-perishable food item is requested to replenish our local food bank. is is a family event, so bring the kids Â… all children will receive free candy canes!! Dixie Music Center is located at 26626 SE 19 Hwy., across from the weigh station in Old Town. For more information, please call 352/542-3001.
The Levy County Journal4BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 MARY WILL WARDLAWMary Will Wardlaw (nee Chipman) died Nov. 22, 2011 of respiratory failure from chronic rejection of a lung transplant. Mary was born in Atlanta, Ga. and reared in Fairburn, Ga. Other than moves made due to her husband BobbyÂs military service, she lived in and around Atlanta until 1992. She went to work for Trust Company of Georgia (now SunTrust Banks, Inc.) in 1980 and transferred to the Tampa Operations center in 1992. When that o ce closed she moved to the Orlando Operations Center where she was employed until taking early retirement in 2003 following a bilateral lung transplant. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Robert C. Carnes, on March 14, 2011. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Lyle of N. Augusta, SC and Mrs. Shirley Shaw of Canton, Ga.; Â“ ve nephews, two nieces, several greatand great-great-nieces and nephews. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home Â… Williston, Fla.DOROTHY MARY HARRISON BASTOWDecember 2, 1918 Â… November 25, 2011 Dorothy Mary Harrison Bastow, also known as Ms. B, Grandma George, or Dot, of ChieÂ” and died at Haven Hospice of ChieÂ” and on November 25, 2011 at the age of 92. Ms. B was born on Dec. 2, 1918 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Oliver L. and Helen M. Harrison. She was a loving and dedicated mother and wife and a faithful servant of the Lord. Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Leroy S. Bastow and six sisters. She is survived by eight children: Leroy P. Bastow of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dennis J. Bastow and Becky of ChieÂ” and, omas M. Bastow and Amy of Trenton, Eileen M. DePaolo and omas of Tavares, Linda A. Chrisco and Roger of Guthrie, Okla., John P. Bastow and Cindi of ChieÂ” and, Vondalee T. Cole and Jim of Floral City, Kathleen C. Stetson and Brad of Jacksonville; 40 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister in Calif. Rosary services were held on Nov. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. e Funeral Mass was held on Mon. Nov. 28 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Hwy 27 in ChieÂ” and with interment following at 3 p.m. at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pinellas Park, Fla. Donations can be made to Haven Hospice, ChieÂ” and, 311 NE 9th St, ChieÂ” and, FL 32626. Arrangements were taken care of by Knau Funeral Home, ChieÂ” and, Fla.EMILIA FLORA REIDYJuly 22, 1927 Â… November 27, 2011 Emilia Flora Reidy of ChieÂ” and passed away on November 27, 2011 at the age of 84. She was born on July 22, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Louis and Josephine Lodge. She moved to ChieÂ” and in 1990 from Hollywood, Fla. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed walking, cooking, yard work, being outdoors and being with family and friends especially her grandchildren. She loved going to watch her grandsons play baseball. Emilia is survived by her sons, Steve Reidy 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 CalendarFilling that Hole in Your Dash 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.The 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.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 27A Recorded Marriagescontinued on page 7 My Â“ rst car was a toxic green Datsun B-210 with some very interesting upgrades. For example, a discarded pickle slice had hardened to the front fender making for a stylish emblem. Also, a trendy trailer hitch spot-welded to the bumper enabled you to take full advantage of its 120lb towing capacity. Broken hinges on the driverÂs door kept me hopping along, especially since the door always plunked out onto my ankle! If that didnÂt send me dancing a jig, the shower of sparks that shot across my socks when I swung it open would. e removable stereo unit was a big hit with the local thugs too. Just clip a few wires and youÂre upgraded to a nice storage hole in your dash. Other innovative designs included the coat hanger operated windshield wipers. ose always went over real big on a date. Overall the B-210 was quite a steal, though not everyone agreed. One guy stole it and brought it back! Boy that made me mad. But those are all stories for another day. TodayÂs B-210 tale begins with one drive in particular. I was on the interstate and had the petal to the metal, enjoying the occasional honks and interesting Â“ nger conÂ“ gurations people used to rush me along, when what through my cracked windshield should arise; a sudden stirring in the western skies. e concoction of clouds grew and grew, until they were swirling into a devilish brew; dangerously dark, and as quick to unsettle, as a mess of ripe prunes stewing in a black kettle. But letÂs not get poetic. In short, a menacing squall ran down the embankment and lifted my car until I almost had to add ÂInvoluntary Lane ChangesÂŽ to my repertoire of annoying driving habits. Alertly I tossed my crossword puzzle aside and came up o my gangster lean. With a pair of channel locks I hastily rolled my window down. (Okay, that sounds odd, but getting wet was another unfortunate design Â” aw associated with the manual wipers solution.) Soon I found myself facing right into the eye of the beast. I shouldÂve just pulled over. However, itÂs never been my policy to back o so I just kept pumping that coat hanger until out of nowhereÂBLAMÂŽ. My heart almost jumped out of my chest and took o swimming across the Â” oorboard! All I could see was a putrid green haze. ÂWhat in the world,ÂŽ I cried. en I realized. My hood had blown back against the windshield. I couldnÂt see a thing, so I alertly slammed on my brakes in the rush hour tra c and wiggled my way through the maze of blaring horns until I found the emergency lane. ere I unhinging my door and squished out into the stinging rain to examine the situation. e hood was creased and wrapped back over the top of the car. ankfully, the Datsun engineers had planned ahead for just such an event. e lightweight hood design made it possible for just about anyone to bend it right back into shape. Never being one to back o I experienced two more BLAMS before making it home. ItÂs not like I didnÂt learn a lesson though. I wisely noticed there were little vents in the hood you can see through if you slide back down into your gangster lean during an episode. IÂm embarrassed to say I kept that old car several more years, never once thinking of tying the hood down. Of course I stayed jumpier than a Rat Terrier traipsing through a mine Â“ eld every time I topped 50mph. Nevertheless, I just went right on pumping that coat hanger from one storm to the next. I went through a lot of di erent cars after that, but deep down I was always feeling the depth of that hole in my dash. Secretly I began to wish I could just trade my whole life in for a newer model.ÂMan,ÂŽ I thought, ÂIf I could just explain to those Datsun engineers what IÂm looking for.ÂŽ en one day I heard about Jesus. Word on the street was He was o ering quite a deal. (God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV) It sounded Â“ shy to me. ÂLet me get this straight,ÂŽ I asked, ÂI give my raggedy old putrid green life to Jesus, and He gives me a brand new one?ÂŽ e preacher man smiled, reached in his gloved box, and showed it to me right there in his driverÂs manual, the Bible. But anywayneedless to say, I came up o my gangster lean for good. I gave my heart to Jesus. With the new deal thereÂd be no more staring into the eyes of the beast. I had traded my B-210 in for a golden chariot with an eternal warranty! Why donÂt you go ahead and tie your salvation down? How many ÂBLAMSÂŽ do you reckon your heart can stand before you meet eternity head on?-Guy She eld You can visit Guy She eld at his website www.butanyway. org, or email him at 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 October 26, 2011Christopher Michael Kirby, 5/20/82, to Tarrin Elsie Luke, 5/16/84, both of Bronson.October 31, 2011Richard Lee Hanley, 2/21/86, to Megan Leigh Jenkins, 4/4/87, both of Cedar Key.November 2, 2011Devan Wayne Robinson, 9/5/66, of Bronson to Debra Lynn Brown, 11/12/62, of Trenton.November 7, 2011John Cecil Corbin III, 9/20/89, to Jessica Faye Steward, 8/18/90, both of Bronson. Sammuel Dean Humphrey, 6/15/65, to Tammy Michelle Schiappucci, 11/12/75, both of Bronson. Matthew Neil Wilkinson, 4/26/79, to Kymber Altman, 5/30/85, both of Williston.November 8, 2011Shaun David Snyder, 6/28/91, to Tami Samantha Barbree, 9/22/83, both of Williston. November 14, 2011 Michael Kenneth Ahrens, 10/10/80, to Windy Lee Moore, 2/15/84, both of ChieÂ” and. Seth Eugene Sache, 11/30/88, to Amber Renee Tindale, 3/24/90, both of Trenton.November 15, 2011Scott Ray Warren, 5/16/87, of Branford, to Natalie Brooke Dahbour, 6/2/88, of Archer. James omas Robbins, 9/14/81, to Kara Suzanne Crabtree, 4/19/84, both of Williston.November 15, 2011Kenneth Allen Walden, 11/28/88, to Heather Anne Cole, 5/11/85, both of Inglis. Frank Rynaldo Hill III, 6/29/84, to Stephanie Kay Larrick, 5/17/85, both of Trenton.
The Levy County Journal 5BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 LEGAL NOTICESPUBLIC 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 per son 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (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 personal 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE ANY 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 32693-7609 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. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO 2011CP000183 IN RE: ESTATE OF EVA LEE ELSWICK Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EVA LEE ELSWICK, deceased, File Number 2011-CP-000183 is pending in the Circuit Court for LEVY County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representa tiveÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF TER THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF TER THE DATE OF SER VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav ing claims or demands against the decedentÂ’s es tate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY 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 December 1, 2011. Personal Representative: REBECCA KAREN PRUITT 102 Risher Ave. Inglis, FL 34449 Attorney for Personal Representative: RANDALL N. THORNTON FL Bar No. 176505 P.O. Box 58 Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 Pub.: Dec. 1, 8, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the
The Levy County Journal6BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 following public workshop to which all interested persons are invited: Surplus Lands Assessment Public Information Meeting : Explanation of the evaluation process for assessment of SWFWMD land holdings for potential surplus options. The meeting purpose is to obtain public input. Governing Board and Advisory Committee members may attend. DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 14, 2011; 6 p.m. PLACE: SWFWMD Bartow Service Office, 170 Century Boulevard, Bartow FL 33830 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Â– Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar;1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211 For more information, you may contact: Cheryl. Hill@watermatters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0178) If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/ she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the DistrictÂ’s Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@ swfwmd.state.fl.us Pub.: Dec. 1, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public workshop to which all interested persons are invited: Surplus Lands Assessment Public Information Meeting : Explanation of the evaluation process for assessment of SWFWMD land holdings for potential surplus options. The meeting purpose is to obtain public input. Governing Board and Advisory Committee members may attend. DATE/TIME : Tuesday, December 13, 2011; 6 p.m. PLACE: Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Lecanto FL 34461 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: WaterMatters.org Â– Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar;1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211 For more information, you may contact: Cheryl. Hill@watermatters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0179) If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/ she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans LEGAL NOTICESwith Disabilities Act should contact the DistrictÂ’s Human Resources Director, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@ swfwmd.state.fl.us Pub.: Dec. 1, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF MEETINGS BY SBLC The School Board of Levy County has set their meeting times for the coming year for the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and two weeks thereafter at 9:00 a.m. The Board also voted to CANCEL the January 3, 2012 Board Meeting. Board Meetings are held at the School Board Office located at 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, Florida. Please contact the School Board at 352-486-52321 if you have questions. Pub.: Dec. 1, 2011. ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Ocala and Marion County, Florida, as HUD approved entitlement public entities, and Levy County, a State-assisted nonentitlement community, are preparing a joint Section 108 Application to request guaranteed loan funds from HUD to assist in a 7.3 acre land acquisition, infrastructure and road improvements, and construction of the 120 unit Ocala West Senior Living facility (ILF/ALF/ ALZ), located west of SW 44th Avenue between SW SR 200 and SW 20th Street, in the City of Ocala, Marion County, Florida. Citizens, with par ticular emphasis on those low and moderate income persons who reside in the areas where guaranteed loan funds are to be used, are encouraged to actively take part in the planning, examination and review of the proposed Section 108 Application. The Levy County public hearings on the Section 108 Application are scheduled on the following dates, at the designated times and location: December 6, 2011 9:00 AM Levy County Â– Levy County Courthouse 355 S. Court Street, Board Meeting Room Bronson, Florida 32621 December 20, 2011 9:00 AM Levy County Â– Levy County Courthouse 355 S. Court Street, Board Meeting Room Bronson, Florida 34471 Copies of the proposed Application (presubmission) and the HUD Application with proposed statement of community development objectives and projected use of funds, as well as additional information about the proposed activities to be carried out with the guaranteed loan funds, may be obtained at the following location between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday Anne Bast Brown Levy County Attorney Levy County 612 E. Hathaway Street Bronson, FL 32621 (352) 486-3389 In order to provide affected citizens an opportunity to submit views and comments on community development and housing needs, interested citizens, representatives of neighborhood groups, churches, organizations and local radio stations will be provided, on request, with notices of all public hear ings, including times, dates, place, along with the sched ule and estimated time frames for the remaining Section 108 application processes. All interested citizens may be heard at the public hearing and/ or may enter their views or com ments in writing with the County before the date and time of the hearing. In accordance with the Ameri cans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter preter to participate in the Levy County proceeding should contact Levy County (352) 486-5216 at least three (3) days prior to the date of the hearing. Pub.: Dec. 1, 2011. ---------NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Pursuant to Section 865.09(3)(d), Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: CONGENIAL INSURANCE AGENCY In the County of: LEVY, Address: 103 NW 10th Street In the City of: Chiefland, Florida 32626-0856 Intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Chiefland, Florida This 28th day of November, 2011. OWNER: Albert M. Sandlin Pub.: Dec. 1, 2011 ---------NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING All interested parties within Levy County are hereby advised that the Levy County Board of County Commissioners /Levy County Transit is applying to the Florida Department of Transportation for capital and operating grants under Section 5310, 5311, 5316 and 5317 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the purchase of vehicles, to be used for the provision of public transit services and operating assistance within Levy County. A Public Hearing has been scheduled for December 16, 2011 at 970 East Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, Florida 32621, for the purpose of advising all interested parties of service being contemplated if a grant is awarded, and to ensure that contemplated services would not represent a duplication of current or proposed services provided by existing transit or paratransit operators in the area. This hearing will be conducted if and only if a written request for the hearing is received by December 12, 2011. Requests for a hearing must be addressed to Levy County Board of County Commissioners/Levy County Transit, P. O. Box 310, Bronson, Florida 32621 and a copy sent to Florida Department of Transporta tion, 2250 Irene Street, MS-2813, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. Attn: Phillip Worth. Pub.: Dec. 1, 2011. ---------Make your ad stand out with aS P L A S H OF C O L O RTo learn more about using color in your ad, or to place an ad, call 352-490-4462 or email advertising@ levyjournal.comJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County Wednesday night supper for approximately 80 people at the Williston First United Methodist Church every other month. Travis, a junior at Williston High School, is active in the Williston High School FFA Chapter showing steers at the Suwannee River Fair and participating on the Land Judging team. is year he was on the state-winning Meats Judging team that recently placed 15th at the FFA National Convention. He plays baritone and trumpet in the Williston High School Band. He is a member of the church and youth group at First United Methodist Church in Williston. Also, Travis was one of two area high school students to attend the Hugh OÂBrien Youth Leadership Training in Tallahassee this summer. Brett is an 8th grader at Williston Middle School. He is active in the Williston Middle School FFA Chapter showing steers at the Suwannee River Fair, participating on the Land Judging and Meats Judging teams that each placed 2nd in the state and the Parliamentary Procedure team that placed 4th in the state at the FFA State Convention this past summer. He plays the saxophone in the band and was part of the WHS Marching Band this fall. Brett is an active member in the Williston First United Methodist Church youth group. For the past three months Steven Suharja, an intelligent, gregarious, outgoing and polite exchange student from Indonesia, has been a member of the Bergdoll Family. He is a junior at Williston High School where he was a Junior Homecoming Attendant this year. He is on the Williston High School JV basketball team and an integral part of the yearbook sta Steven is also an active member in the Williston First United Methodist Church youth group. In conclusion, the BergdollÂs love for their family and compassion for community service is evident in this abundant and meaningful list of activities and volunteer opportunities.The Bergdolls Jason, Dara, Travis, Brett and Steven Suharja.Family of the Year continued from page 1B
The Levy County Journal 7BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price915-1175 1049 59.00-66.00 63.15 1000-1190 1067 68.00-73.00 70.28 HD 1285-1450 1377 60.00-68.00 64.69 1240-1320 1261 70.00-75.00 72.99 HDSlaughter Cows Lean 85-90 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price885-1150 1013 54.00-60.00 57.41 Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price1060-1450 1314 75.00-84.00 78.35 1550-1785 1657 79.00-87.00 82.53Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price215-240 227 177.50-215.00 191.02 250-295 275 170.00-195.00 179.66 300-340 318 155.00-185.00 167.5 350-395 371 135.00-162.50 150.81 400-440 418 135.00-160.00 146.58 450-495 470 127.00-150.00 134.77 500-540 521 119.00-137.50 129.33 550-595 566 117.00-130.00 122.56 605-635 617 115.00-123.00 119.89 650-685 665 115.00-122.00 118.34Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price200-240 221 155.00-175.00 168.12 255-295 278 145.00-165.00 157.51 300-340 318 130.00-151.00 143.39 350-390 373 122.50-138.00 130.05 400-440 420 117.00-139.00 128.43 450-490 464 111.00-125.00 120.15 500-540 519 106.00-125.00 117.47 560-595 573 105.00-120.00 113.48 600-640 617 104.00-114.00 109.74 650-665 658 102.00-113.00 107.25Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price215-240 227 140.00-160.00 145.56 250-295 267 130.00-155.00 142.6 305-345 331 127.50-147.50 135.93 350-390 372 122.50-142.50 132.11 400-440 425 113.00-139.00 125.95 450-495 469 112.00-131.00 121.97 500-540 519 107.00-120.00 115.05 550-585 570 105.00-118.00 112.46 605-640 620 103.00-111.00 107.85 665-685 675 103.00-106.00 105.01Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price205-240 215 122.50-135.00 129.43 255-290 273 115.00-135.00 123.82 300-340 315 108.00-135.00 117.94 350-390 366 108.00-125.00 114.87 400-445 422 103.00-124.00 112.67 450-495 474 103.00-123.00 113.55 505-545 522 100.00-117.00 108.64 565-590 577 100.00-114.00 105.91Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price955-1065 1002 70.00-86.00 77.09Florida Cattle Auctions Daily Mon, Nov 28, 2011Bartow, FL Tue, Nov 29, 2011 USDA FL Dept Ag Market NewsMondayÂs receipts at Arcadia (1000), Lake City (697), Ocala (530), and Okeechobee (1572) totaled 3,799 compared to N/S last week, and 3,439 a year ago. Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady, feeder steers and heifers 2.00 to 5.00 higher, replacement cows mostly steady. Slaughter cows 6 percent, slaughter bulls 2 percent and feeders 92 percent. In the feeder supply, steers made up approximately 55 percent of the run; heifers 44 percent; replacement cows 1 percent; steers and heifers over 600 lbs totaled around 4 percent. Across1. High spots 5. Common request (acronym) 9. Doctor Who villainess, with ÂtheÂŽ 13. Gout-causing ___ acid 14. Kind of code 15. Â___ BrockovichÂŽ 16. O. HenryÂs Â e Gift of the ___ÂŽ 17. ÂDie LoreleiÂŽ poet 18. Angry, with Âo ÂŽ 19. Actuarial chart 22. Goddess of the hunt 23. Narrow parallel grooves 24. Jail, slangily 26. ÂCoriolanusÂŽ setting 28. Bleed 29. ÂAct your ___!ÂŽ 30. Facial contours 35. ___-Japanese War 38. MaseÂ“ eld play Â e Tragedy of ___ÂŽ 39. Be exultant 40. Returns to life 43. ___ jacket 44. Â___, humbug!ÂŽ 45. Be a snitch 47. Priestly garb 48. Nasal partition 51. Fowl place 53. Execution of a plan 56. ÂI, ClaudiusÂŽ role 57. ___ Wilson of e Beach Boys 58. June 6, 1944 (2 wds) 60. Coagulate 61. Heavy drinker, slang 62. ___-mutton (2 wds) 63. Â___ for the poorÂŽ 64. Caught in the act 65. Biblical birthright sellerCrossword Puzzle1. ChildÂs stomach 2. Face-to-face exam 3. InÂ” exibility 4. Video store section, shortened (2 wds) 5. Scrutinize again 6. BarberÂs motion 7. Windmill parts 8. Stringed instrument pluckers 9. Orthodontic appliance 10. ÂGladiatorÂŽ setting 11. Bridget Fonda, to Jane 12. Memorial Day race 14. Carbolic acid 20. Ring bearer, maybe 21. e Donald 24. Â e AlienistÂŽ author 25. Chill 27. Legislate 31. Amuse 32. Roundworms 33. Blue hue 34. High-hatter 36. Secondary storylines 37. Be bombastic 41. Cuban dance (pl.) 42. ÂCitizen KaneÂŽ actor Everett ___ 46. Auction o ering 48. Common sense? 49. Erasable programmable read-only memory (acronym) 50. Actress Oberon 52. Edge 53. Ancient Andean 54. Big name in sneakers 55. Head-hunters of NE India 59. Â___ rang?ÂŽ 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 and Patrick Reidy (Kamala) and her daughter Sue Ice (Rob); seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. No visitation was planned. e funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home-ChieÂ” and with Father Joe McDonnell o ciating. Burial followed at Hardeetown United Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements were placed under the care of Knau Funeral Home-ChieÂ” and.VIRGINIA MACEL COLEMANSeptember 7, 1910 Â… November 27, 2011 Virginia Macel Coleman of ChieÂ” and passed away on November 27, 2011 at the age of 101. She was born on September 7, 1910 to Fred and Hallie Taylor. She moved in 1988 to ChieÂ” and from Bronson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in ChieÂ” and. She enjoyed cooking, genealogy work, temple work and crocheting. She was very active within the church. Virginia is survived by her son, Charles Coleman (Carol) and her daughters, Carol Alesi and Barbara Davis; brothers, John Paul Taylor (Joann), James Billy Taylor; six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Funeral services are being held on urs., Dec. 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ latter Day Saints in ChieÂ” and with Bishop Owen Baynard o ciating. Burial is to follow at ChieÂ” and Cemetery. e family asks that in lieu of Â” owers donations be sent to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in ChieÂ” and, Fla. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-ChieÂ” and.P. 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 352493-0050 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. comGLADYS MARIE REIERKOHLGladys Marie Reier-Kohl of Glen Arm died on November 23, 2011. Gladys was the beloved wife of the late Henry Reier and Joseph Kohl; the devoted mother of H. Ken Reier and his wife Mary, Phillip Reier and his wife Anna and the late Patricia Grueninger; the loving grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of four. Glayds is also survived by many relatives and friends. Family and friends honored GladysÂ life at the family-owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services Parkville, 8800 Harford Road, Friday, November 25, 2011. Local services were held at Salt Creek Baptist Church, Suwannee, Florida, Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Old Town Cemetery under the direction of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.LINDA GAIL DYALSMs. Linda Gail Dyals of Old Town passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Tampa General Hospital following a long illness at the age of 44. Ms. Dyals was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. A lifelong resident of Dixie County, she enjoyed hunting, Â“ shing and most of all, spending time with her grandbabies. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ. Linda is survived by her spouse, Rickey Gray of Old Town; sons, Johnathan Clayton Gray and Rickey Clayton Gray, both of Old Town; daughter Melissa Gray of Old Town; grandchildren, Logan Chase Gray and Maci Gail Watson; parents, John Melvin and Linda Mae Dyals of Old Town; brother, Merlon John Dyals of Old Town and sisters, Karen Young, Dixie Wright, Vicky Dyals and Sissy Elton, all of Old Town. A visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.. Funeral services are being held ursday, December 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Osteen o ciating. Interment will follow at Keen Cemetery, Suwannee, Florida. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.GEORGE DANIELAugust 5, 1939 Â… November 27, 2011 George Daniel of Bronson and Cedar Key passed away on November 27, 2011 at the age of 72. He was born on August 5, 1939 in Jackson, Miss. to Orval Daniel and Helen Kirkland. He moved to Bronson in 1980 from Cedar Key. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Cedar Key. He enjoyed traveling, Â“ shing and going to Gator games, more than anything he enjoyed friends and family. He served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. He was a former Florida Highway Patrol O cer and was part of the very Â“ rst graduating class of the Police Recruit Academy from Santa Fe. He was a former Chief of Police for Cedar Key. He also served as City Commissioner for Cedar Key. He also worked as a Deputy Sheri for Levy County where he was involved in the Explorers program. He also worked as a former mail contractor for the United States Postal Service serving the Tri-County Area. His greatest love was to see a child smile and to take a child to see places they would never get to see. Mr. Daniel is survived by his ex-wife and friend Wilma Daniel; sons Kenneth Daniel (Christine), Keith Daniel (Melissa) and Kevin Daniel (Angela); stepdaughter Dara Davis and stepson Scotty Davis; brother Joe Daniel (Dot) and sisters Ann Clemmons and Carolyn Richburg (Glen); nine grandchildren and Â“ ve great-grandchildren. Visitation is being held on ursday, December 1, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral HomeChieÂ” and. Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Key Cemetery with Minister Daniel Carswell o ciating. e family asks that in lieu of Â” owers to please make donations to VA Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420 Rockville, MD 208505168 or to Haven Hospice 311 North East 9th Street ChieÂ” and, Fl 32626. Arrangements are under the care of Knau Funeral Home-ChieÂ” and. All Fishermen to Reap Bene t from Spotted Seatrout Management anks to successful spotted seatrout management, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted Nov. 16 to increase both commercial and recreational Â“ shing opportunities for the popular Â“ sh. ÂWhat we are trying to do is be fair in a Â“ shery that is in abundance, and in some cases, way in abundance,ÂŽ said Chairman Kathy Barco. ÂWe are dealing with a success story.ÂŽ ÂAt the end of the day, both commercial and recreational Â“ shermen are getting something,ÂŽ said Commissioner Brian Yablonski. Changes take e ect Feb. 1, 2012, and include: Â€ Removing regional recreational season closures (removing the current February closure in northern Florida and the November-throughDecember closure in southern Florida); Â€ Raising the recreational bag limit in northeast Florida from Â“ ve to six; Â€ Changing commercial seasons based on region Â… lengthening them from three months to Â“ ve months in the northwest, southwest (June 1 Oct. 31) and southeast (May 1 Sept. 30) regions, and from three months to six months in the northeast region (June 1 Nov. 30); Â€ Allowing spotted seatrout to be sold 30 days after the close of the regional commercial season; Â€ When there are two commercially licensed Â“ shermen aboard, changing the commercial vessel limit to 150; Â€ RedeÂ“ ning the areas where spotted seatrout are managed by splitting the state into four management zones instead of three. e changes come after a 2010 spotted seatrout stock assessment indicated numbers were consistently exceeding the annual management goal across the state, and nearly double in the northeast region of Florida. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/ Commission and click on ÂCommission Meetings,ÂŽ then ÂAgenda.ÂŽ
The Levy County Journal8BDecember 1, 2011www.levyjournalonline.com Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 I T P A Y S T O A D V E R T I S E IT PAYS TO ADVERTISEAnd thereÂs no better place than the Levy County Journal Contact Ren today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-490-4462 Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923 Some of the Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, Nov. 23 at the Levy County Quilt Museum for the purpose of setting the Â“ nal quilts and crafts up for our 28th Quilt Show. We have some old quilts, lots of new quilts and crafts with more coming in. e Show will run until Dec. 4 and we will have the drawing on the three quilts we have been taking donations on. We look forward to making new friends and seeing those who have come each year. We will leave everything up until after the Â“ rst of January. At that time, the Christmas crafts and quilts will be put away until next year. Lunch was whatever we could Â“ nd as many of the people were in and out. Winnelle HorneSome of the many handmade items at the Quilt Show.Log Cabin Quilters Quick! Order right now and take 20%* off Personal Creations products. Visit PersonalCreations.com /Charm or call 1.888.597.4788 *Discount will appear upon checkout and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts, unless specied. Discount does not apply to shipping and handling, personalization fees or taxes. Offer expires December 25, 2011. save 20%*Create lasting memories with personalized holiday gifts .Expert personalization & fast shipping!A project at the Williston Municipal Airport and industrial park is nearing takeo e addition of a new apron and taxiway to the airportÂs main runway, 5-23, is set to begin in early 2012, likely the beginning of March. e 50-foot wide, roughly 3,000-long taxiway will make the airport more accessible to larger jets and other aircraft. e $3.2 million project, which will take several months to complete, will also improve overall aircraft safety at the airport. e airport features two large paved runways, roughly 7,000-ft and 4,400-feet long respectively, a grass landing strip and dozens of rented out hangars. e 2,500 acre site also includes approximately 900 acres of developable land for the cityÂs industrial park there. Numerous companies and corporations are located in the park, including A&N Corporation, Monterey Boats, Well Bilt Industries and Shadow Trailers. Plans currently being reviewed by City sta involve the construction of 40 new hangars that could be used for plane and jet storage, o ce space, cargo and delivery services, commercial charter Â” ights or industrial use. With abundant availability of land, utilities, a prime location and low costs to build, city o cials are looking to tout the major draw they see the site being. State Rep. Jimmie T. Smith, whose district includes part of Levy County, recently took a tour of the airport and industrial park and was interested in helping land more businesses and usage at the facility. Â„ submitted by David J. Pieklik, Executive Director, Nature Coast Business Development Council; email@example.com New Taxiway at Williston Municipal Airport Nearing Takeo e Great Suwannee River Cleanup, initiated and coordinated by Current ProblemsÂ Executive Director Fritzi Olson is nearing the end of the historic river, and the 2011 clean-up. e 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. is year as last, local boat owners from Camp Azalea and Fowlers Blu Refuge boats and volunteerconservationists 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. ChieÂ” and High School AP Science class, led by teacher Lita Weingart, was the Â“ rst group to volunteer to make a di erence in the riverÂs health this year. WeingartÂs class visits the Lower Suwannee NWR annually for real world learning. is December 3rd, theyÂll be doing real river cleaning and will stand as environmental heroes in their community. Many of last yearÂs volunteers traveled from the University of Florida. Joining UFÂs Wetlands Club this year, will be the UF School of Natural Resources. All of these collegiate volunteers hope to dedicate their lives to conservation, so itÂs no surprise that they contacted the Refuge asking to assist. e Refuge Friends will document and estimate weight of the debris collected, so that Â“ nal data can be turned over to Current Problems. On Saturday, December 3, from 9AM Â… 1 PM, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee &Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges, Refuge sta and volunteers will gather for the assault on garbage at staging areas at Camp AzaleaÂs landing, FowlerÂs Blu and Suwannee town. If youÂd like to join in this community e ort, call the Refuge at 352/493-0238. Great Suwannee River Cleanup: the Last Twenty MilesSuwannee Valley Players Presents A Little Christmas Spirit Suwannee Valley Players announces their annual Christmas show to be held on the second and third weekends of December. is yearÂs production, A Little Christmas Spirit, written by Pat Cook, is produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company. Like other Pat Cook plays, A Little Christmas Spirit is full of humor and intrigue. J. D. Morse has been looking high and low for a special Christmas gift for his grandson. Finally, as a last resort he takes the advice of a Â” ier on his car windshield and wanders into NickÂs Emporium, an oldfashioned store chock-full of all sorts of gifts and knickknacks. He has a hard time explaining to Nick what heÂs looking for, but Â“ nds himself falling under the old storekeeperÂs spell. Just when Morse is about to buy something, he runs outside to chase some kids away from his car. When he returns, he Â“ nds the store suddenly dark and quiet. A policeman then shows up to run him o because, Â is place ainÂt been open in 40 years!ÂŽ Morse Â“ nds a way back, not only to the store, but to a time 40 years ago when he was a younger man. is Yuletide fantasy is full of humor. e show will run Fri. and Sat. at 8 P.M. and Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at the Chief eatre, 25 East Park Avenue, ChieÂ” and, from December 9th through the 18th tickets are $8 for students/seniors/military with ID and $10 for general admission; youth 12 and under $5. For more information please contact SVP at 352/463ARTS or www.svplayers.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.