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continued to page 2A continued to page 3A continued to page 6A continued to page 3ABad Crack 2A To Change or Not to Change 4A Bronsons New Cell Tower 8AAnimals Need Furrever Homes 1B Bronson Blueberries 1B Suwannee River Drowning 1B By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterFormer State Rep. Gene Hodges, 77, Cedar Key, a colorful and respected leader in Cedar Key and in state politics died Sunday of natural causes at his property in Rosewood. e Levy County Sheris Oce investigated the death because Hodges was alone at the time and was found in water at a rock pit on his farm. e sheris oce responded to a missing persons report concerning Hodges at about 2:15 p.m. Chad Risker reported Hodges went to a rock pit near his hunting camp and had not returned. Sgt. Carl Rogers and Deputy Clint Anderson drove to the pit. Anderson was able to locate the body of Hodges in the water. e medical examiners oce conducted an autopsy and found that Hodges died of natural causes and did not drown. Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin said Rosewood hasnt received a substantial amount of rainfall like a lot of places, and a lot of the sh were dying in Hodges pond on the farm. He believes Hodges went to the farm to remove dead sh. e ag at the Cedar Key re house was at half-sta Monday in honor of Hodges, who many considered to be a legend in Cedar Key. He is one of the most respected members of the community, I have to tell you, Sandlin said. Were going to miss him. Sandlin and former Cedar Key City Commissioner Heath Davis said one of Hodges most memorable accomplishments as a state lawmaker was to sponsor legislation that reFormer State Rep. Gene Hodges of Cedar KeyFormer State Lawmaker Gene Hodges Dies at his Rosewood FarmInvestigators Nab Otter Creek Burglary SuspectsTwo residents were arrested last week by Levy County sheris investigators for stealing $30,000 in property in a series of burglaries in the Otter Creek area. Arrested on burglary charges were Bonnie Gray, 24, and Nathan Turner, 26. Gray and Turner were identied after investigators received a tip from a concerned citizen who was able to only give a description of the vehicle Bonnie Gray, burglary Nathan Turner, burglary By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterWeather played a role in Willistons annual 3rd of July celebration on ursday, with the much anticipated reworks display washed out by a two-hour thunderstorm ursday night that sent people back to their vehicles. e estimated crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 reworks fans thinned out a bit when the rescheduled reworks show took place on Saturday when a crowd of about 2,000 mostly local folks came back to see the show. It was small compared to what we had ursday, but we did have some vendors return and we had Willistons July 3rd Parade Was Huge Despite Thunderstorm DelayRafter Cross Cowboy Church of Williston celebrated Old Glory and paid tribute to veterans. Photo by Terry Witt. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson celebrated the 4th of July at James H. Cobb Park Friday with a reworks display and a picnic atmosphere during the daylight hours. Peggy Rowe of Food4Kids said the organization collected 200 pounds of food at the park entrance and $450 cash that can be used to purchase an additional 2,000 pounds of food for children. e program develops food packs for children to take home on weekends after school. Many children would go hungry over the weekend without this program. Mayor Franklin Schuler commended city sta for an excellent job and was particularly complimentary of Bronson Fire Rescue for handling the reworks with such skill. e crowd was equally impressed, giving reghters applause after the nal mortar lit up the night sky. Fire Chief Dennis Russell said reworks are By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County Commissioners awarded a paving contract to DAB Constructors, Inc., Tuesday, the same rm that gave large campaign donations to two of the board members running for re-election this year. DAB Constructors was the low bidder for the paving of County Road 40 near Inglis at $1,232,222.22. e next lowest bidder was Anderson Columbia Company, Inc. at $1,375,000, and third was Pave Rite, Inc. at $1,360,552.82. e company gave Commission Chairman Ryan Bell $3,000 in campaign contributions. e Journal previously reported that he received $2,500, but Bell said the correct amount was $3,000. e company gave Commissioner Chad Johnson $2,500. Commissioners voted unanimously to award the contract to DAB. County Attorney Anne Bast Brown was asked after the meeting if there was any problem with the two commissioners voting to approve the DAB bid after receiving campaign contributions from the company. She said there is nothing in the code of ethics that prevents Commission Awards Road Project to Contractor Who Contributed to Candidatescontinued to page 5A continued to page 3A continued to page 3A Silence Deafening in County Commission Meeting RoomBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterHanging from the ceiling of the Levy County Commission meeting room are four large speakers that barely make a peep, and havent for many years. Commissioners have been content to record meetings without using the speakers to broadcast their comments to citizens seated in the room. Citizens often grumble about the poor acoustics and the inability to hear speakers at the lectern and sometimes the county commissioners. A Journal reporter asked Tuesday if the speakers were working. Commission Chairman Ryan Bell said they werent functional. Clerk of Circuit Court Danny Shipp said the speakers have never worked. Bell said the problem the county has been unable to solve is operating the speakers without causing an echo in the microphones recording the meeting.Bronson Impresses Crowd with July 4th Fireworks Display Williston Faces Potentially Dangerous Sinkhole at Fire and Police Location By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterWilliston City Council members are facing what appears to be a major sinkhole problem beneath and city re and police department location and possibly a less serious problem at the City Hall facility behind the Utility Department. e council and City Manager Scott Lippmann are awaiting reports from an engineering rm that studied the sinkhole problems, but the rm has yet to give the city a report on either of the sites. Council members dont want to endanger their employees by leaving them to work in an unsafe building, but without the engineering reports the council cannot make a rm decision on whether to move employees out and has no leverage with the citys property insurance company. Fire Chief Lamar Stegall said his department rst noticed a problem when panels began
2A Jail Media Report for 06/30/2014 to 07/07/2014ARTHUR, JONAH LEE, 31, OF BRONSON, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED X 3; GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS; DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH 1000 DOLS OR MORE; STOLEN PROPDEAL IN. BRISTOL, VALRIZE LATRICE, 34, OF BRONSON, FL: HARASSING IN NONCRIMINAL PROCEEDING. BROWNING, GERALD DAVID, 33, OF TRENTON, FL: POSS DRUG PARA. BRYAN, JUSTIN, 29, OF ALACHUA, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE. BUSH, SEAN, 31, OF HERNANDO, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF. COGGINS, WILLIAM EDWARD JR, 42, OF INGLIS, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP HABITUAL OFFENDER X 2. DEER, STACEY LYNN, 42, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DOMESTIC; CHILD ABUSE. ELLERBY, JAMES STEPHEN, 48, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE. HANLEY, PATIENCE ELIZABETH, 26, OF OLD TOWN, FL: BATTERY ON OFFICER FIREFIGHTER EMT ETC; DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE. HERNANDEZ, JOSE ANGEL, 22, OF WILLISTON, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE.Levy County Sheris Oce Arrest Report Levy Countys Most WantedHORVATH, MATTHEW TAYLOR, 24, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 2ND OFF. HOWARD, TONI LAVERNE, 54, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF; TRESPASSING PROPERTY NOT STRUCTURE OR CONVEY. JACKSON, KEITH WADE, 55, OF ST PETERSBURG, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. LONG, TIMOTHY, 55, OF MCINTOSH, FL: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT. NESSMITH, JAMES, 36, OD SUWANNEE, GA: FAILURE TO APPEAR X 2. NICHOLS, AARON, 20, OF NEWBERRY, FL: HOLD FOR COURT. OVERSTREET, DONNA, 61, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS X 2. SCADURA, GREGORY, 39, OF OTTER CREEK, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE SHELTON, JASON DWAYNE, 33, OF TRENTON, WILLIAMS, DAVIDCEDAR KEY WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,070 KING, JUSTIN CHIEFLAND WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,160POWERS, DAVIDPOMPANO BEACH WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,070SANDERS, KAREN GAINESVILLE WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $570WELSH, DEREK NEW PORT RICHEY WRIT OF BODILY ATTACHMENT CHILD SUPPORT PURGE $ 1,070 FL: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE. SMITH, JULIAN JARROD, 24, OF WILLISTON, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. SULLIVAN, ERNIE, 53, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: INTENT THREAT TO DO VIOLENCE. WELLER, GRANT HAWLEY, 47, OF INGLIS, FL: GRAND THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE X 2. WILEY, JIMMY, 60, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: HOLD FOR COURT.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Fleetfooted Burglar Now Living in Dixie County JailIn late May, Dixie County Sheris investigators were contacted by a burglary victim who had seen some of his stolen property at a residence in Old Town. During the course of the investigation, investigators were able to identify Nathen Sykes, 32, from Old Town, as a suspect. roughout the following weeks, Sheris ocials learned of various living locations on Sykes and when attempts were made to arrest him on this burglary, he would resist and ee. As the investigation and search for Sykes progressed, investigators identied additional crimes that Sykes had been involved in and were able to gather enough information to charges Sykes with these oenses as well. Last Wed. morning investigators learned of a location on Sykes and went to the residence on NE 260 Avenue in Old Town. Sykes again ed on foot and the Cross City Correctional K-9 Team was called for the second time that week due to Sykes eeing from law enforcement. After tracking Sykes for a short distance through two dierent subdivisions, Sykes was apprehended while hiding under someones mobile home. As a result of the investigation into Sykes activities, he has been arrested and charged with the following oenses: Burglary of a Dwelling, Grand eft, Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, Tracking in Methamphetamine, Resisting an Ocer without Violence, Burglary Residential and Grand eft from a Person over 65 Years of Age. Sykes is currently being held in the Dixie County Jail. Information submitted by Major Scott Harden, Dixie County Sheris Oce Wesley, John, Mike and Debbie rfrfntbbffKeep your business moving with our 4x4 Equipment Loan*: New or Used Equipment Financing Available $25,000 Minimum Loan Four-Year Term with Fixed Rates as low as 4% APR^ Quick Approval Process Call your Capital City Banker to apply today. 4 area locations to serve you. | 493.2571 www.ccbg.com FINANCING FOR NEW & USED FARMING EQUIPMENT By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterNine East Williston residents were sickened by contaminated crack cocaine they purchased from an unidentied dealer known as Minute on July 2, leaving some victims convulsing and foaming at the mouth. e Levy County Sheris Oce said the crack cocaine was laced with an unidentied substance that caused symptoms ranging from violent seizures to high blood pressure, foaming at the mouth and unconsciousness. Five victims were treated by emergency sta from the Department of Public Safety and transported to nearby medical facilities after falling ill, two refused treatment and two have yet to be identied. e victims were not found at one location. ey were scattered around East Williston, forcing sheris deputies and medical personnel to scramble to dierent locations as the calls came into dispatch. It taxed the Department of Public Safety and the sheris oce, said Lt. Scott Tummond. e dealer known as Minute has yet to be identied. e calls began coming into the sheris oce dispatch just before midnight on July 3. Crack cocaine users typically use crack as soon as they buy it. e drug can be used by smoking or injection. But nding Minute may be dicult. A person who is aected by ingesting an illegal narcotic isnt going to admit taking the illegal substance, Tummond said. e same is true of the dealers. ey remain silent. Both have committed a rst degree felony. e Levy County Drug Task Force and the criminal investigation division of the sheris oce are investigating the tainted crack cocaine. Among the questions that remain unanswered is whether the drug dealer intentionally laced the crack with a poisonous substance to make the people sick. Illegal drugs laced with dangerous substances is nothing new in other parts of the state, but it is something new in Levy County. Alachua County recently had an outbreak of contaminated spice, a synthetic marijuana, which sickened 30 people, Tummond said. I am hoping we have some developments in the case, but you never know, Tummond said.Deadly Crack Cocaine Sickens Nine People in East WillistonNathen SykesInvestigators Nab Otter Creek Burglary Suspects continued from page 1Athey were driving. Investigators developed this information and were able to recover video surveillance of the two as they pawned stolen property at four pawn shops in Levy, Gilchrist and Alachua Counties. Victims were able to identify their property from photographs taken by investigators. Investigators found a location in Otter Creek where the couple had been stashing some of the stolen property. e items were recovered. Investigators intensied their attempts to nd the pair and were able to locate them the same afternoon in the Bronson area. Sheris investigators served a search warrant on their vehicle, which is owned by Turner. e vehicle was being driven by Gray at the time of their arrest. Investigators recovered one rearm and additional stolen property from the truck. Gray is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility on $60,000 bond. Turner is being held on $35,000.
3A Remember your childhood and summertime. Close your eyes and think about the good times, feeling safe and loved and not worrying about anything except enjoying summer vacation. Pause to think how dierent you would feel if you had just been taken from your parents, were in a strange home, separated from your siblings and those you love, afraid of what could happen in the future. Will you get to go back to your family? If you cant go home, is there anyone who will like you and want you? is is what it feels like to be a child who has been taken from their family due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. ese children need a lifelinesomeone who makes them feel normal in a very un-normal situation. Someone who helps them feel safe. Someone who can make the future less terrifying and even something that they can look forward to. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers can be that someone. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are appointed by the court to represent the best interest of children in the dependency system. ey make sure these children are safe and also gather incredibly important information for the court so that the best decisions possible can be made for the children. But they do so much more than that. ey are also mentors and someone who spends time with the children, letting them know they are important and helping them nd some joy and hope again in their lives. Join us in advocating for the children. Levy and Gilchrist counties need child advocates. No special background needed. Legal and sta support provided. e next evening class starts July 28th. Call 352/493-6051 for information or go to www.gal.alachua..us. Duke Energy Florida has scheduled an open house for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. ursday to discuss its proposed combinedcycle natural gas plant in Citrus County. e open house will take place in the Magnolia Room at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River. e purpose of the event is to provide information about the project, including the combined-cycle natural gas technology, project schedule, approval and permitting process and environmental protection aspects, among other things. Members of the public will be admitted at no charge. e informal format will allow attendees to come and go as their schedule permits and to interact with several experts. Light refreshments will be served. e 1,640-megawatt facility will help serve 1.7 million customers with electricity by 2018. e new plant will be located on 400 acres near the existing Crystal River Energy Complex. Construction is expected to begin in Early 2016 if all necessary approvals and permits are received. During the height of construction, the company anticipates 600 to 700 temporary construction jobs will be created. When construction is completed, 40 to 75 workers will operate the plant. Natural gas for the plant is expected to come from the proposed new Sabal Trail Transmission pipeline. e pipeline will start in Alabama, and extend through Georgia and Central Florida.Love Children? Give of Yourself so a Child Has an Advocate through Guardian ad Litem Proposed Natural Gas Plant to Be Discussed Thursday Bronson reghters kneel before one set of mortars a few minutes before the show began. First row from the left are Quinn Lesher, Adams McEdward, Scott Bolson, and Chief Dennis Russell. Standing from the left, Corey Williamson, Matt Ulseth, John Stephenson, John Lake, Mike Crutcheld and Lt. Tony Holthaus. Photo by Terry Witt. One of hundreds of reworks explodes in the night sky. Photo by Terry Witt. Willistons July 3rd Parade Was Huge Despite Thunderstorm Delay continued from page 1A about 2,000 people show up, said Mary Kline, executive director of the Greater Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. e parade was a sight to behold, stretching for more than a mile along Noble Avenue. Heavy crowds lined both sides of the highway to watch 150 units make their way along the parade route. Participating in the parade were politicians and would-be elected ocials running for oce, along with a Corvette club, mini monster trucks, a school bus jacked up like a mud truck, queens and patriotic oats. e parade and reworks typically attract thousands of visitors from as far away as Gainesville and Ocala to the Villages. ose who came to see the parade were not disappointed. It was a huge parade. e rst parade units were arriving back in the area of the hospital when the last units were just entering Noble Avenue near U.S. 41. It was real big, said Sharon Brannan, who has been in charge of the parade for more than a decade. It was way bigger than I thought.The Williston 3rd of July parade was diverse and focused entirely on patriotism and honoring the ag and troops. Photo by Terry Witt. Three-year-old Preston Jackson holds a small American ag as the parade goes past him. Photo by Terry Witt. Miss Williston, Summer Damiano, was among the royalty at Horsemans Park Thursday night for the reworks show. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson Impresses Crowd with July 4th Fireworks Display continued from page 1A dangerous. e reghters were handling explosives. Some of the mortar tubes contained 50 grams of explosives. Russells reghters shot o between 300 and 350 reworks over the course of 30 to 45 minutes. Most of our guys are certied. Five of us have done this for many years, Russell said. Russell started handling reworks in Archer in 2002. e town of Archer was using 5 to 6 inch mortars that held really high explosives, according to Russell. e re chief this year screwed the base of the mortars into three-quarter inch plywood to prevent the mortars from accidentally tipping over and causing problems when they red. Russell had 14 Bronson reghters participating in the show along with three Levy County Department of Public Safety ocers. them from voting to approve a sealed bid. Brown said she didnt know the two commissioners had accepted contributions from DAB, but even if she had known, she was comfortable with Bell and Johnson voting to approve a sealed bid. Its not an exemption from conicts of interest, because they dont call it a conict, she said. Its an exemption from some of the provisions governing conicts. e County Road 40 project is being funded by a Small County Road Assistance Grant (SCRAP). e county relies heavily on state grants to fund resurfacing projects. County commissioners approved giving the contract to DAB with little discussion. It was apparently a routine piece of business. But several citizens attending the meeting asked a Journal reporter afterward if it was legal for Bell and Johnson to vote on the contract after accepting large campaign contributions from the company. e Journal consulted Brown before writing the story.Commission Awards Road Project to Contractor Who Contributed to Candidates continued from page 1Ae county has microphones hanging above the audience to record their comments when they speak to commissioners. Shipp said he used several thousand dollars from his own budget in an attempt to correct the problem twice, but without success. But he said he would be willing to nd a dierent vendor to solve the problem if county commissioners would foot the bill. He gures it might cost $8,000. Longtime commissioner observer Renata Cannon, who sits alongside the lectern on the rst row, said she has been attending commission meetings since 1991 and has never been able to hear the board well. Its not right. Since Ive attending meetings from 1991 it has been in this condition. It is a disgrace. It is an abomination, Cannon said. Others in the audience voiced similar feelings about not being able to hear commissioners or the people who address them from the lectern. Commissioner Ryan Bell was asked by the Journal if the board would do something about installing speakers that function properly, since the board is beginning its budget approval process. Bell responded that he wrote down the reporters comments.Silence Deafening in County Commission Meeting Room continued from page 1A
4A OPINION LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:A.D. Andrews Publisher Linda Cooper General Manager Kathy Hilliard Editor Terry Witt Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publishers liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy is 5 p.m. Monday. Friday. LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923by John F. McManusHarvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig has been beating the drums for a Constitution Convention for many years. In 1993, the Texas Law Review published his article Fidelity in Translation in which he boldly stated, It is time to rewrite our Constitution. More recently, he formed the group known as Call a Convention. He also participated prominently at a Conference on the Constitutional Convention held at Harvard in September 2011. Reformers who want a Con-Con will point to the ballooning national debt, congressional gridlock, too many rearms in the hands of too many Americans, and more. Lessigs new crusade for change, however, targets the Supreme Courts Citizens United ruling that opened the door for corporations to nance election campaigns. He doesnt like the idea. His current proposal for overturning this decision includes merely amending the Constitution. But the Constitution isnt at fault. e problems facing America stem from weak and even revolutionary members of Congress who dont abide by their oath to stand rmly with the Constitution they have sworn a solemn oath to defend. And the American people have either forgotten or never knew a simply stated summary of American success. It is: Our nation became great not because of what government did, but because of what government was prevented from doing by the limitations on power contained in the Constitution. It is the turning away from those limitations that plagues our nation today. If the Constitution were adhered to, there would be no foreign aid, no war without a formal declaration by Congress, no Federal Reserve, no federal departments of education, housing, health, transportation, and more. e federal government would shrink to 20 percent its size and 20 percent its cost. Professor Lessigs newest crusade starts with his launching of a super Political Action Committee called Mayday PAC. He intends to raise $12 million for it to insure victory for ve like-minded candidates for Congress, men or women who will work to change the way election campaigns are funded. He is, therefore, willing to use the Supreme Courts opening for corporate nancing of elections to overturn that very decision. Once he succeeds with ve new members of Congress, he expects to raise more money to nance more candidates willing to carry out his plan. ese new voices in Congress will then support his interim desire expressed by Lessig himself: A constitutional amendment is Mayday PACs ultimate goal. But as he has clearly indicated in the past, he wants the entire Constitution changed, not just an amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. His Mayday PAC will be used to cast doubt on the worth of the entire Constitution. As has been evident in other eorts to tinker with, or even destroy, the Constitution, Lessig has enlisted the help of prominent Republicans and a bunch of technocrats. e ve-member board he has assembled to run Mayday PAC includes Mark McKinnon, who held key positions in both of George W. Bushs presidential campaigns and in Senator John McCains 2008 presidential race. As noted above, Professor Lessig isnt concerned only about campaign nancing. His longrange goal includes cancelling the Constitution in favor of a completely new law of the land. Based on what he has stated in the past, it would not contain the limitations appearing in the 1787 document that have won praise from many world leaders and are the key to Americas enviable success and freedom. Helping fellow Americans to know what this man has in mind is the way to defeat his proposals. John F. McManus is president of e John Birch Society and publisher of e New American. is column is reprinted here with permission. Editors Note: Professor Lawrence Lessig served as an advisor on Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign, and his name was even rumored as a possible Supreme Court justice nominee should Obama win the election. I would ask anyone who is concerned about Americas future if they really feel assured that this administration with their talk of a living constitution that grows would not have a plan in place to make changes that the public never intended to be made. I also doubt it would be up for a vote to us either and probably not even a read a/k/a Obamacare that according to these words of majority leader (at the time) Nancy Pelosi, But we have to pass the bill so that you can nd out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy still make our stomachs turn. at fog of controversy is code for an opposite opinion they dont want the public to hear because anyone with common sense would have said a big fat NO to the premises within that monstrous tax bill. Lessigs Real Goal: Change the Entire Constitution Letter to the Editor First Amendment Victory:Supreme Court Rules Against Union Taking Dues From Non-Memberscontinued to page 5A By James Sherk / @JamesBSherk / and Andrew Kloster / @ARKlosterFor The Daily Signal Today the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an important victory for participants in home-health care programs. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Samuel Alito, the Court held in Harris v. Quinn that Illinois forced unionization scheme violated the First Amendment. e Supreme Court also criticized the practice of forced unionization for all government employees indicating a future, more sweeping victory for workers rights might be in the cards. Illinois and most other states make Medicaid funds available so that individuals not capable of caring for themselves can hire home care providers. In some cases these home care providers are employees of a health care company, but in most cases they are family members or friends. In other words, Joe will take care of his mother at home and receive reimbursement from the state for his expenses. is system saves the state the expense of paying for institutionalized care and allows recipients greater freedom and independence. States generally do not manage these home care providers; they cannot hire or re these providers, and, the Court noted, these home care providers are almost entirely answerable to the customers and not to the State. In other words, these are not public employees. e Illinois Labor Relations Board agreed, and decided that Illinois could not forcibly unionize these home care providers. But in 2003, then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is now serving time in federal prison, unilaterally designated these home care providers as public employees for the sole purpose of collective bargaining and dues payments. Illinois then negotiated a contract which required home care providers to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union. Each year the union extracted almost $4 million from parents and relatives taking care of the elderly and inrm. And several home care providers led suit, alleging the Illinois scheme violated their First Amendment rights by forcing them to pay dues to a union whose activities they did not support. Today the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, concluding that forcing these providers to pay union dues violated their First Amendment rights. is is a huge victory for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which litigated the case. In the short-term, this ruling will have only a limited impact. Most unionized home care providers have no idea they belong to a union. Government surveys show that only 100,000 home care providers report belonging to a union, but the SEIU alone reports 600,000 dues-paying home care members. In other words, the vast majority of home care providers do not know they receive services from a union or that unions skim money from their reimbursement checks. And in spite of todays Supreme Court ruling, these workers might continue to pay dues without ever understanding that they have a First Amendment right to keep that money. If these workers dont ask the SEIU to stop, it obviously will continue to collect dues on its own. In fact, the SEIU probably anticipated this defeat. In February it began asking home care providers to sign cards to become full members. e ne print contained a clause authorizing the SEIU to collect dues from themonce signed they could not revoke that authorization except during a 10-day window each year. Under todays ruling, this scheme could be challenged in federal court, but the bottom line is this: Unions will make it as hard as possible for home care providers to stop sending them money. In the medium term, this ruling could halt the creative expansion of government unions. Half of all union members now work for the government. Competition from more ecient companies has eliminated millions of union jobs in the private sector. Unions have not succeeded in persuading enough new employees to aliate themselves with unions to replace these losses. Fewer than 7 percent of private employees now hold union cards. But the government faces little competition. Inecient union contracts hurt public services, but they do not eliminate union jobs, so union membership has remained high in government. Unions representand collect forced dues frommore than half of government employees in Illinois. By creatively redening anyone who receives a government check as a government employee, unions planned to signicantly boost their membership. In addition to home care providers, unions have entered into cozy arrangements with state governments whereby parents taking care of their disabled children and individuals running at-home daycares are classied as government workers. en they negotiated union contracts on their behalf that include mandatory dues payments and sometimes little else. e unions viewed this as a key way to boost membership and income, a tactic that even a long-time union ocer considered reprehensible). Todays ruling likely will put the brakes on these expansion plans. Further, other state funding regimes involving private employees designated public employees might be suspect; charter school employees, for example, might sue to get out of paying dues to the National Education Association union. In the long term, todays majority suggested it was skeptical about the constitutionality of any system involving forced dues payments for any government employee. Although Justice Alitos opinion made it clear the Court was not considering the constitutionality of forcing full-edged government employees to pay union dues today choosing to limit its holding to a determination that home care providers did not belong to that group the Courts constitutional analysis makes it clear that even full-edged public employees have First Amendment rights that may be violated by forced dues schemes. Certainly, if the First Amendment means anything, it means the government cannot force Americans to nancially support speech, especially political speech, they oppose. Todays ruling raises the denite possibility that all government workplaces could soon become right to work which would be a huge victory for the rights of free speech and freedom of association for millions of government workers. http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/30/obama-baitsnothing-house-promises-action-border-immigration/?utm_ source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_ campaign=morningbell Letter from the EditorState vs Big Central GovernmentBy Kathy Hilliard, EditorFrom a recent press release: Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to Bob McDonald, nominee for U.S. Secretary of Veterans Aairs, requesting Florida Agency for Health Care Administration Inspectors be allowed into Florida VA facilities and a new era of transparency be ushered into the Veterans Administration. Below is the letter Gov. Scott sent to McDonald. July 7, 2014 Bob McDonald [US Department of Veterans Aairs 810 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20420] Dear Mr. McDonald, You will soon enter the position of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Aairs with many challenges and high expectations. No doubt, you can agree that current conditions at Florida VA hospitals are unacceptable. Our veterans who have served with honor and distinction are not receiving the proper care, and when Florida health inspectors work to help Florida veterans, federal ocials turn them away. You must end the VAs culture of secrecy and address the chronic and systematic problems that plague the federal VA
5A Last Weeks CrosswordLast Weeks Word Search Word Search Aims Area Best Black Blossom Both Bulls Care Cloak Comparisons Copy Credit Cricket Dark Deal Deck Dense Depart Dial Dome Echo Edge Fade Feet Flew Forts France Grass Handy Hook Idea Inch Informed Iron Keep Lady Lids Limp Loaf Logs Male Melt Mimes Most Moved Music Noon Ones Only Outt Prefer Rage Reds Resort River Roars Roofs Rude Same Save Showed Sour Speak Stir Tale Trim Ugly Untie Urge Windy Worm Yard YellGovernor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 102, which creates the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act relating to leaving the scene of an accident. is bill includes increasing the punishment for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in serious injury to a person, imposing a mandatory minimum term for imprisonment of four years for a driver convicted of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in the death of a person, increasing the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment from two to four years for a driver convicted of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in the death of a person while driving under the inuence, and imposing a minimum driver license revocation period of at least three years. Governor Scott said, e hearts and prayers of Ann and I go out to the Cohen family, and its in Aarons name that we hope to further protect Florida families with Senate Bill 102, which will create the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act. No one should have to suer the loss of a loved one due to reckless driving, and with this important law, well be more eective in protecting families. Patty Cohen, widow of Aaron Cohen, said, e entire Cohen family and I are extremely thankful that Governor Scott will be signing the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act into law. We are hopeful that out of our familys tragedy, we have made a big step towards safer roads and a safer community for our children. While nothing will bring Aaron back, it gives us comfort to know that the change we have made may prevent other families from suering as ours did. We are incredibly honored to have this very important law in his name. Aaron Cohen and his friend Enda Welsh were biking across the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami early one morning in Feb. 2012 when 25-year-old Michele Traverso hit them with his late model silver Honda and left the scene. Traverso was driving with a suspended license and had a history of drug charges. Cohen, who died from his injuries, was an experienced cyclist and and Ironman competitor. He left behind his wife Patti and two children, 3-year-old Lilly and 1-year-old Aiden. Traverso turned himself into the police 18 hours later and at that time was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving on a suspended license. According to reports, Traverso and his father had covered his vehicle with a tarp. Even though records show he had been partying in Coconut Grove until the wee hours before the accident, his toxicology reports came back negative and manslaughter charges werent led. Judge William omas was still asked to sentence Traverso to a six-year term but, according to testimony given, because Traverso has an autoimmune condition that is dicult to treat omas instead sentenced him to just an addition 364 days in jail and two years probation. Cohens family and widow were outraged as was the community. His jail sentence was so short it inspired this legislation in Tallahassee with Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami) ling the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act bill, upping the jail sentences for leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death, under the inuence, and revocation of drivers license privileges. Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Protect Floridas FamiliesCreates the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act Yoho Introduces Legislation to End Foreign Aid to MexicoBill Suspends Foreign Aid Until Mexico Secures eir BorderCongressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-03) introduced legislation to suspend foreign aid to Mexico until Congress deems the southern border with Mexico secure. Upon introduction Congressman Yoho released the following statement: Mexico should not be accepting American generosity with one hand and covering their eyes to the situation at the border with the other. e House of Representatives controls the purse strings and if the Executive Branch refuses to address this crisis, the House of Representatives should act. In addition to us securing our border, Mexico should be securing theirs. While Mexico, as a sovereign nation, is free to act how they want---their negligence should not be rewarded with our foreign aid. Our unsecured border is a national security situation and we need to act now. Congressman Ted S. Yoho is a member of the House Foreign Aairs Committee healthcare system. Our expectation is that you allow Florida inspectors into your facilities and usher in a new era of transparency at the Veterans Administration. As the most military-friendly and veteran-friendly state in the country, we honor the men and women who wear the uniform and call Florida home, and we are disappointed at the way the VA hospitals in Florida have treated our brave veterans. e fake waiting lists, the lack of adequate care, the delays in treatment, and the mismanagement of personnel, paperwork and patient care are all unacceptable. As the chief health policy and planning entity for the state that licenses, inspects, and investigates consumer complaints, AHCA should have access to federal VA hospitals to inspect their processes and their facilities and I am asking you to grant this request. On eight separate occasions at six federal VA hospitals, however, state inspectors have been blocked by federal ocials from carrying out their mission of ensuring facilities in Florida meet the healthcare needs of our veterans. I have instructed AHCA to sue the federal veterans aairs agency to shine a light on their activities and to help protect the lives of our heroes who have earned nothing short of access to the best care possible. Additionally, as we attempt to understand the scope of the troubles facing the VA, the agency must respond to Freedom of Information Act requests for public records. Our veterans served our nation with honor and distinction. For too long, the VA has failed to provide necessary and timely care to those who have fought and defended Americas freedoms. Fixing the broken federal VA hospital system on their behalf is a national priority, and transparency is critical to that mission. ese issues cannot be xed unless the American people know what the problems are, and transparency at every level must be a priority for your leadership. Sincerely, Rick Scott, Governor of Florida Now that you have read of our own Governor Scotts request to be allowed in the federal VA hospitals in his own state, here is another version from Oklahoma. Republican Representative Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma made a visit to Fort Sill in Oklahoma to see what was happening to the illegal alien children being housed there from the massive inux across the border and then delivered by our current administration to facilities around the country. Rep. Bridenstine was refused access to his own states facility. Bridenstine sent a letter to Sonya Nesbitt, a deputy assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services that he wanted unfettered access to Fort Sill. He was oered a tour just like the media is oered which he said he would do, but he also wants to make recurring visits. Bridenstine is no dummy. He is loved by the Tea Party but even in his campaign in 2012 in which he won the seat for 2013, he beat an incumbent Republican without a whole lot of change in rhetoric. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan he is a graduate of Rice University with three majors and has an MBA from Cornell University. He is the former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium and is a Naval Aviator in the dU.S. Navy Reserve where he ies the E-2C Hawkeye in Central and South America in support of the War on Drugs. In other words, he is well aware of what is going on in Central America. Bridenstine is not interested in preplanned visits to showcase the facility. He wants to be able to be assured of the well-being of the children. Bridenstine said, Just as foster parents in the State of Oklahoma are subject to unannounced visits by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, federal representatives of the people should be able to access UAC facilities at times of their choosing. He says he does not want confrontation, he needs to see what is happening. Currently there are three U.S. military bases being used to house the unaccompanied minors from Central America streaming across our border, unfettered. You remember, that border that Obama says is closed up. Little children are crossing it. One is Fort Sill just a couple hundred shy of its capacity of 1,200, and the other two in Texas and California which are also near capacity. Fort Sill is oering tours to the media which Bridenstine says is just to pacify and there are no recording devices allowed, no questions or interviews. Just muzzles. Bridenstine says, the department is trying to muzzle the media and hide the human tragedy that has resulted directly from the Administrations failure to enforce the law. Bridenstine, who as a Navy Pilot worked for a time on anti-tracking missions, said the most brutal organizations you can think of are smuggling the children. Many are raped and abused, and others are sold into slavery. So once again, federal facilities denying access to state representatives who are doing the job the constituents have elected them to do are pitted against the big government programs and policies. ese federal facilities are paid for by citizens of states. Our own representatives should have full access to them. Without the state citizens there would be no funds to build the facilities. Oops, I forgot the printing presses a/k/a quantitative easing policies. Sounds like the old deceit of the gradual to me. But then some would say we are alarmists. From what I learned in history though it sounds like we are back on the same road to perdition of previous centralized government atrocities with the tyrannical power partners slowly drip, drip, dripping the changes on us while we blithely mumble, they couldnt be doing that, could they? Our founding fathers went across the ocean to work out, ght out, lose blood and treasure for the ability to write up a constitution to preserve our liberty as a republic of free people. Not to build a monarchy to enslave the minions.State vs Big Central Government continued from page 4A Former State Lawmaker Gene Hodges Dies at his Rosewood Farm continued from page 1Aopened Cedar Key School. e fact that he could do something like that shows the horsepower he had in the Florida Legislature, Sandlin said. He did a lot for Levy County and denitely for Cedar Key. Someones going to have big shoes to ll. As a city commissioner, Davis said Hodges was knowledgeable about Roberts Rules of Order from his days in the Florida Legislature and often brought the rules to the attention of his fellow city commissioners during meetings. His fellow commissioners were accustomed to a more informal method of running commission meetings. We couldnt change his mind, but we would ask him to explain what he meant, Davis said. ere were times when hed really get rolling and we would have to remind him we werent in Tallahassee. Davis said old timers like Hodges bring a sense of history to the city. Hodges could always be called upon to recollect the background of the issue and to place it in perspective. Everyone liked him. He didnt have a problem with anyone. He was always joking, Davis said. Hodges and his family liked to hunt and sh on the farm in Rosewood. e land originally belonged to his father and mother, the late State Sen. Randolph and Mildred Hodges. Sandlin said Hodges was a dedicated public servant. He would drop by City Hall every day to check on how things were going with the city. He would then drive to his farm and spend time there before returning to City Hall to check back with city ocials. e police chief said Hodges has been a city commissioner since he took over as chief six years ago. He served two years as mayor. He was the mayor at the time of his death. He is an icon down here, Sandlin said. Hodges was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1972 and served until 1988. He served as chairman of the Agriculture and General Legislation Committee from 1978-82, Natural Resources Committee Vice Chairman from 1974-1978, Governmental Operations Chairman 1982-84 and Appropriations Vice Chairman 1984-86. He later served as a member of the Florida Parole Commission. Hodges was the City of Cedar Key judge at one time, and served on the Cedar Key Planning Commission. Hodges and his parents were members of the First United Methodist Church of Cedar Key where the Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Savai A Maiselle and Pastor Todd Pope ociating. e burial will follow in Cedar Key Cemetery. ere will be a visitation on ursday July 10 from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home in Chieand who is in charge of the arrangements.
6A By Lisa Statham PosteraroOn Friday night, June 20th, the cheer was sounded when Deputy Grant Sandlins voice announced, Were back in Levy County! Yep, the patrollers and their chaperones on Bus #1 were happy to be home. ey were returning after three jampacked days touring the Washington, D. C., area, hosted by the school resource ocers (SROs) of the Levy County Sheris Oce. Two more chartered buses held patrollers from Bronson, Cedar Key, Chieand and Yankeetown. For Lisa Posteraro, it was her last trip as safety patrol adviser for Williston Elementary School. And, as shed done each year shes been principal, Marla Hiers had stopped by to bid Bon voyage! to the group early Monday morning, June 16th. Rhesa Collop with Educational Tours out of Inverness accompanied the group as well as Tisha Geiger, the patrollers assistant adviser. (Becky Zank, the other assistant adviser, stayed home.) Also traveling on Bus 1 were patroller Eli Davis from Williston Central Christian Academy and his father Dennis. Besides Geiger and Davis, the other chaperones were Deasirea and omas Battle, Melissa Boyd, Catherine Davis, Patsy Fugate, Bobbie Stark, Shannon Etheridge, Patty and Steve Grith, NaTika Edwards, Shanon Blackburn, Susan and Randall Liles, Martina Driskell, Jimmy Owens, Swanyiel Robinson, Christi Crocker, Catrina Sistrunk and Jana VanBlaricum. And for the rst time, Posteraros husband Jim went on the trip. Its always interesting and rewarding to know what impressed these young people, what was the most meaningful, what touched their hearts, said adviser Posteraro. After all, most had worked very hard to raise the $669 the trip cost. Candy and smoked meat sales, a pancake breakfast in January and the annual Cruzin for Kidz motorcycle ride in March had brought in thousands of dollars. In addition, many of their fellow patrollers who chose not to go on the trip donated their earnings to the patrollers who needed a little extra to reach their goal. Below are the patrollers favorite/most meaningful parts of their pilgrimage to our nations capital. Carter Boyd: getting to hang out with my friends and you [Miss Lisa] because it will be my last time with this group, and my favorite place we visited was the Air and Space Museum. Cody Battle liked the Air and Space Museum, too, because of all the planes. Caleb Davis: seeing the rst American ag [at the Museum of American History]. Eli Davis and Kylie Campbell agreed with Caleb. Colin Kleintank: the Air and Space Museum. e part I liked the most [there] was the Cosmic Coaster. My second favorite part was the Pentagon Memorial [9/11]. My last favorite part was going to the Jeerson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorials. Adam Sistrunk: all of ursday afternoon when we got to go to the Museum of Natural History and any other Smithsonian we wanted to visit. Delaney Holcomb: e most moving was the World War II Memorial. Chase Eschbach: the Washington Monument because it is beautiful to look at. e Twilight Tattoo was the most moving because they told us the hard facts about the wars. I especially liked hanging out with my friends. Anthony Grith: I loved the [Smithsonian] museums and the monuments. My favorite was the National Air and Space Museum. My favorite monument was the Lincoln Memorial. Hanna Geiger: the Twilight Tattoo because of the cannons. Ciara Davis and Nicolas Cittadini both liked the Twilight Tattoo as well. Abigail Lowrimore concurred with Hanna, Ciara and Nicolas. I also liked the simulator in the Air and Space Museum. Anna VanBlaricum: I liked the Lincoln Memorial most because I have just always wanted to read all the walls and take a picture with him. Hannah Rainaldi: the Twilight Tattoo and getting to take pictures with the soldiersand the Washington Monument. Kylie Rawls agreed with Hannah; she also loved Mount Vernon, the family home of George Washington. Saniyah Pullings also liked the Twilight Tattoo and Mount Vernon. Will Owens: the Air and Space Museum because of the simulator and all the planes on the roofand being in Washington, D. C., with you [Miss Lisa] for your last year. Jasmyn Kelly: I liked the chapel [National Cathedral] because of the amazing artwork and also because President Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke there. Vanessa Valle: when we got to watch the 4-D movie [about the history of journalism and the First Amendment at the Newseum] and hanging out with my sweet chaperone [Swanyiel Robinson]. Kaia Monette: e most touching thing I visited in Washington was the Vietnam War Memorial because I am very grateful for all those men and women who died for our freedom. Victoria Dosey appreciated spending time with her mom alone. She also liked riding the Metro, Washingtons subway, and seeing the Lincoln Monument. Colby Etheridge liked the Lincoln Monument, too. And Martin Luther King, Jr. was 30 feet tall! Because he visited the 9/11 Memorial next to the Pentagon, Colby will remember that on 9/11 an airplane ran into the Pentagon and buried the people by the Pentagon. Mikey Hopson enjoyed the Smithsonian Museums, but the thing that touched me the most was the Holocaust Museum. Allison Liles: going to all the Smithsonians and seeing the star-spangled banner. Billy Bush: the Lincoln Monument, and the thing that was the most meaningful was the [various] veterans memorials. Desiron Gray: when we went into the interactive airplane ride [in the Air and Space Museum] and when Caleb [Davis] was screaming! It was funny and you got to go upside down, plus I got to control it. I also liked the Twilight Tattoo. Edith Delacruz: when we saw the White House and having the best time with my roommates [Victoria, Chase and Allie] and Kaia. Saul Alonso also liked the simulator ride. My favorite movie was the 4-D movie [at the Newseum] because it showed what the reporters did to get the news. My favorite part was when we went to the White House because thats where the President lives. Jos Rios-Rocha totally agreed with Saul! Aron Centeno: all of the memorials because it told us facts about all our American heroes. Parent Shanon Blackburn shared her favorites which were the dierent memorials. She also enjoyed going on the Cosmic Coaster with her son Colin Kleintank plus going to all the Smithsonian Museums with him. Our tour guide, Elaine Flynn, always makes history come alive for us. She does an amazing job. We learned she had family members who died in the Holocaust. And she also makes us chucklequite often, said adviser Posteraro. She also appreciated the box of local treats we brought her from Williston Peanuts. Of course, a trip such as this is SO easy because of our super dedicated chaperones AND the tireless eorts of the Levy County Sheris Oce sta plus SROs, added Posteraro. Besides Sandlin, other SROs included Deputies Steve Ellis and Keith Osteen. Lt. Sean Mullins and Sgt. Max Long rounded out the entourage along with EMT Paige Beverly Hiers. Hopefully, the tradition of the Levy County Safety Patrol Trip to Washington will continue. If you have ever experienced this trip as a Levy County Safety Patroller, please contact Sheri Bobby McCallum and let him know how important it is for the LCSO to continue to host this trip. With budget cuts what they are, we need to let Sheri McCallum know how much we appreciate his sta taking us on this fantastic and worthwhile trip and keeping us safe, said Posteraro. We saw and learned so much and made so many grand memories. You cannot visit Washington and not be reminded what it took to create this great nationand to keep it a free nation! Even with its faults, we should be so proud and realize how lucky we are to be Americans! concluded Posteraro. Patrollers Experience Nations CapitalWillistons safety patrollers go to Washington Willistons safety patrollers pose in front of the White House, one of the many stops they made during their 3-day tour of Washington, D. C., and Mount Vernon. The annual trip is paid for by the patrollers, mostly via fund raisers and donations from supportive individuals and organizations. Williston supports its young people!! Photo by Melissa Boyd. Austin Polk of the Trenton Sr. FFA Chapter was named as the 2014-2015 Area II State Vice President which includes Levy County. In April, Austin participated in a two-day screening process consisting of a written test, group activities, and several interviews to be selected as an Area II State Vice-Presidential candidate. roughout April and May Austin traveled across Area II attending chapter banquets to get to know other FFA members within Area II. While at convention, Austin served as a delegate committee chair, delivered his candidate speech entitled Fired Up to Serve, participated in delegate question-and-answer sessions, and met many members from around the state. Over the next 365 days, Austin will serve as an advocate for agriculture and the Florida FFA Association. Austin and his six teammates will develop and present leadership workshops, visit schools and chapters to encourage students to participate in agricultural education and FFA, partake in an internship with Commissioner Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and many other responsibilities. Austin joins other past leaders of the Florida FFA Association: Bill Douberly was State Vice-President in 1982-83; James Quincey was State President in 195253 and became National FFA Vice-president in 195657; Terry Parrish served as the States FFA President in 1985-1986 and Scott Osteen served as Area II State Vice-President in 1993-94. submitted by Heather Rucker, Trenton Middle/High School, Agricultural Educator and FFA Advisor. Austin Polk Named New Area II FFA State Vice President for 2014-15Austin Polk, Trenton FFA Chapter now Area II State Vice President peeling o the wall of the re station. ey repaired the panels, but the panels began to peel o again. Later they noticed one end of the building buckling. Stegall said some of the doors dont line up properly anymore. Chief Dennis Strow said there are cracks forming in the driveway. e geotechnical report on the police and re location indicates substantial sinkhole activity and risk to the facility, said the council agenda item written by City Clerk Fran Taylor. While the building is currently habitable, it will eventually require major reinforcement to remain safe and functional. Taylors report said the primary concern is that the amount of ll material required to adequately shore up the building foundation could compromise a nearby city well. e situation may require the police and re departments to relocate. It is not likely that the sinkhole itself can be fully remedied to the degree that the building could remain in place because of its proximity to the city well and related infrastructure below ground, Taylors report said. Lippman said the city has located a building at the Williston Airport that could be used as a temporary building for re department, but the city needs better information from the engineers before they can make the decision to move the department. Lippman said the insurance company needs to get involved. He wants a total commitment from the insurance company on what it will do, or wont do. He said he plans to climb the corporate ladder on Wednesday to nd someone in authority who can give the city answers. Answering a question from Councilman Charles Goodman about whether the city needs to move the reghters out of the building right away, Lippmann said thats why he needs to get answers from the insurance company. I would prefer to keep this process moving and get guys out of there, Lippmann said. Council members left the matter in Lippmanns hands. He said he would contact the insurance company manager to make sure the city gets answers. We cant wait until the last moment, said Mayor Gerald Hethcoat.Williston Faces Potentially Dangerous Sinkhole at Fire and Police Location ontinued from page 1A
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8A rffnftbfrftt bffttttrtftffb rnrrftrffttrftftfn nfntnnrftfftbf ftbtfbrffr frffr rrfrfrfr trfftffttrf ftfftft fttrfftf tntrftffttf trnttrffrf fnffnrffrt ftrffrfntrttf tftttnftftf ftrtfttrfrfr rrf f b Tuesday, July 15th at 6:30pm Countryside Baptist Church 10926 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32606 Sponsored by: JBS Gainesville FOR MORE INFO: Inspiring Young AnglersBy Bob Wattendorf e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages families and young anglers to try a diversity of freshwater shing locations and techniques to catch a variety of sh. e Big Catch program is Floridas family-friendly, freshwater angler-recognition program, with 33 dierent freshwater sh to target. Simply catch a sh that exceeds the qualifying length or weight, take a photo and submit it to BigCatchFlorida.com. Special youth sizes encourage their participation, and qualiers earn a customized color-certicate, decal and discount for a photo mount. Big Catchs origins go back to 1953, but the concept was revamped in 1996 with creation of categories for Specialists (ve qualifying sh of the same species), Masters (ve qualifying sh of dierent species) and Elite anglers (10 qualifying sh of dierent species), as well as a youth category representing a size roughly 25-percent smaller than the adult qualication size. Rules were relaxed to allow either a length or weight measurement to qualify. Ivan Salis of Callahan was an early participant following the programs rebirth and quickly qualied as a Channel Catsh Specialist, which remains his passion. Salis came from Ohio after a stint in the Merchant Marine. Now he is sharing his love of shing with the next generation. About nine months ago, Salis met Ishmael Lacoste, a 12-yearold, whose mother knew Lacostes wife. Lacoste saw Salis Specialist Certicate and became intrigued. Salis has since mentored Lacoste in his quest to become a successful angler. We are talking commitment, passion and love for shing. In nine months, Lacoste has submitted nearly 40 qualifying Big Catches culminating in earning his Elite Angler Certicate on June 4. His rst Big Catch was a longnose gar on Nov. 23, 2013. It was followed by bass, bluegill, brown bullhead and redear sunsh, earning him his Master Angler Certicate in January. To attain his elite status he added spotted sunsh, Florida gar, warmouth, bown and yellow bullhead. Along the way, he has been recognized as a specialist for six dierent species and documented a Bream Slam (catching four dierent pansh species on the same day). Id like to make shing a career someday, said Lacoste, who is home-schooled. He is very appreciative of Salis mentoring him and being so inspirational. Together they have persevered through wind, rain and yellow ies in their ongoing quest. Salis says he has enjoyed watching Lacoste learn and take on new challenges. Another thing that makes their productivity so impressive is that all of their catches have been from shore or shing piers. anks to the FWCs Fish Management Area (FMA) lakes in Duval County, they have had plenty of quality opportunities, including at Oceanway and Bethesda. FWC sheries technician Willie Prevatt has spent over 20 years ensuring anglers have great shing opportunities at those and other regional FMAs and helping teach youth and adults to sh. Prevatt is a favorite resource for Salis and Lacoste. I was very happy Ishmael made Elite Angler, not because he caught most of his sh in the FMAs I work in, but simply because he is a really good person/student, Prevatt said. I think I am most proud of Ishmael and Mr. Salis because they proved by example that you can compete with anglers shing big lakes in expensive bass boats and with fancy equipment, in a small FMA on the shore or dock, even in an urban area. e FWC is creating the next generation that cares by reaching out to all youth via a variety of outreach programs, including the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (www.FYCCN. org). rough an eective statewide network of diverse partners, youngsters are provided education and guidance to safely engage in traditional outdoor activities and to accept stewardship of our precious outdoor heritage. In addition to Big Catch, which inspired Salis and Lacoste to get outdoors and go shing, the FWC has a TrophyCatch citizenscience program that rewards anglers for catching, documenting and releasing bass heavier than 8 pounds (TrophyCatchFlorida. com). You can register for TrophyCatch and Big Catch at the same time, which makes you eligible for a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat, powered by Mercury Marine and equipped with a Power-Pole. Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, July 3rd at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 NW 10th Ave. e ladies worked on the quilt in the frame. ere is even room for non-quilters to sit around and watch. Now I need to nd out how they make the knot before adding a new piece of thread. Greg and the boys were out during the week. anks Lancaster for making the place look great. Steve, from Cross City, came by with donations of a dress form and foam rubber cushions. e dress form will allow us to display replicas of period pieces and later the 1900s wedding dress. anks so much for your support. We now have on display a replica of an early 1860s Day Dress. A Day Dress would be worn to a social event, church or even a walk through the neighborhood. e dress is on loan from Linda, a member of General Robert Bullock UDC Chapter #2420, Ocala, Fla. Please come out and see our stylish lady. e rocking chairs are waiting for your visit. Our Day Dress that is on loan from Linda with General Robert Bullock UDC Chapter 2420. Day Dresses are not to be confused with morning dress the one you wore at home when you werent expecting company. Another purse at the Museum with extra bags for various items. rfntbbb t b t rfn nbnff ttbb rrf rr r bbt ttb bb tb tb r rf nf tnbf rnf nbbf By Terry WittSenior Staff Writere nal hurdle standing in the way of building a 195-foot Verizon wireless cellphone tower at a town park in Bronson has been removed. Town Clerk Kelli Brettel announced Monday that the tower will be constructed after Verizon surveys the entire park and the exact boundaries of the 100-by-100 foot tower site. e tower will be constructed behind the original Little League baseball eld. e eld is the rst eld on the left as visitors enter James H. Cobb Park. Brettel made the announcement Monday night at the town council meeting. After the cell tower is constructed, Verizon will pay the town $1,000 per month for the leased site. Discussions had taken place with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation about how much of the park would have to be surveyed. DEP funded development of much of the park through state grants. Brettel discovered the entire park was re-surveyed in 2005 and the park was rededicated. She said thats the reason Verizon must survey the entire park instead of a 100-by-100 foot square where the tower will stand. She was hoping Verizon wouldnt have to survey the entire park. She said the re-survey of the entire park in 2005 wasnt recorded digitally. e survey will have to be redone by Verizon. Verizon has agreed to pay for the survey.Community BuildingTown council members pressed hard to get the cell tower because the revenue stream from the lease will give them funding to build a multi-purpose community center/gymnasium. DEP wont allow the town to build the community center until it develops a 10-acre piece of land on the west side of the park into recreational facilities. DEP says it will work with the town on whatever it plans to do with the property. e 10 acres was purchased with a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant but never developed. City ocials realized the problem after consulting with DEP about the cell phone tower. DEP reminded the town that the land had never been developed into a recreational facility and the agency says recreational development must occur on the 10-acres before DEP will give the green light for the community center. Brettel said the plan is to build an asphalt nature trail around the property and construct overlooks that penetrate into the cypress head swamp to give visitors a view of the wildlife. Council members have not formally voted to approve the project. e town is entering the rst phase of the budget approval project for next year. Funding has not been set aside for the trail or the overlooks. Councilwoman Beatrice Roberts suggested constructing the building on the original Little League baseball eld instead of using the tennis court and part of the shaded playground area for the building site. She said the youth baseball eld is ideal because DEP doesnt want the cell tower or the building on land purchased with state recreational grant funds. She said young t-ball players have another unused eld where they can play. e council expressed no objections to her proposal. Pump TrackAlong the same lines of thought, resident Bobby Rowe told council members he would like to build what is known as a pump track on the park property. e track would apparently be used by mountain bike riders. Mayor Franklin Schuler instructed Brettel and Town Attorney Steven Warm to research the liability of building the track in a town park, and other issues associated with building such a track. e estimated cost would be $4.000 to $5,000.Bronson Crosses Final Hurdle to Get Cell Tower
\e First Baptist Church in Chieand will be celebrating 100 years of service with Christ on August 2 and 3 at the church, 511 N. Young Blvd. ere will be an old-fashioned sing from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2nd with singing, games, and an ice cream social. Guest artists will also sing to Gods glory as we all join in worshipping the Lord. ere will be a bouncy house and other games and activities for the children. A cookbook entitled 100 Years of Recipes and Remembrances with recipes from church members, past and present, will be available for sale at both events. ese are recipes for some of those wonderful dishes from all those dinners on the grounds. e price of the cookbook is $15 and the proceeds will go to help cover the expenses of the celebration. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday there will be a special time of worship, praise and recognition of 100 years including guest speakers, omas Kennedy and Gerald Howell. After church dinner will be served with the church providing the meat and drinks. So come on over and help us celebrate 100 years of Service with Christ. For further information, contact the church oce at 352/493-1481. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterLevy County Animal Services is sponsoring a Pet Adoption event Saturday in Chieand at Tractor Supply and will be oering adoptions at a much reduced price. e 10 dogs and 5 cats can be adopted for the price of spaying or neutering the animal. Female dogs cost $55, male dogs $40; male cats $15, female cats $40. Animal services ocials will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the outdoor event. One or two of the animals will be given away, but Animal Services hasnt determined whether the give-away will be a rae or some other method. e county animal services shelter at the Levy County Landll would prefer to adopt or rescue all the dogs and cats that come to the shelter, but sometimes that isnt possible. Currently the shelter is full. e shelter has 42 kennels for dogs, with some kennels having multiple animals; and 10 kennels for cats, with some kennels having multiple animals. We try to get them adopted rst, or rescued, said Bridgett Domenico, administrative assistant at the county shelter. If that doesnt work we have to euthanize. Crystal Bell, wife of Levy County Commission Chairman Ryan Bell, came up with the idea of a pet adoption event. She convinced her husband it was the right thing to do. e rest is history. Crystal Bell will be down at the shelter Friday bathing animals in preparation for the pet adoption event the following day. Commissioner Ryan Bell said 162 animals came to the shelter in April, 209 in May and 181 in June. e shelter euthanizes 13 percent of the animals on average. We are trying to reduce the number of animals euthanized by increasing adoptions, he said. Domenico said a lot of times rescue agencies will try to come in and rescue an animal, but sometimes they are lled up. e shelter has a list of rescue groups that work to nd homes for all the animals. Shelter ocials remain in continuous contact with rescue groups. Many of the cats at the shelter are feral animals, meaning they were living in the wild. Some of the dogs were released to the shelter by owners for a variety of reasons. ere are a whole lot of situations. We see them all, Domenico said. Domenico conrmed that discussions have occurred about animal services hosting adoption events every three months. She said the department is asking for funding to sponsor future adoption events in next years proposed budget. e county commission must decide whether it has the funding to host such events. Bell said he and his wife plan to tour the Citrus County animal shelter facilities and maybe get some ideas. Citrus County has converted a school bus into a mobile spay and neuter clinic. e event Saturday will be using donated materials for the most part to lower the cost of the event. Chieand businesses donated items for the event, as did Bell. Bell said Animal Services Director David Weatherford will have to look at his budget to determine if he can aord to do future pet adoption events. He is talking about a four-day work week that would allow him to stay open later for adoptions without adding overtime.Adopting Cat or Dog Will Be Much Cheaper Saturday in ChieandCounty animal services sponsoring adoption event. Crystal Bell holds a puppy that will be available for adoption Saturday in Chieand. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterA blueberry festival may be in Bronsons future. Town Council members Monday agreed to Councilwoman Beatrice Roberts suggestion to form a committee that will talk about whether a blueberry festival is a good idea. Blueberry grower Seth Hulett of Wekiva Blueberry Farms on Wekiva Road near Bronson appeared before council members to propose the idea of creating a blueberry festival. He said Bronson has no agricultural festival like Chieand and Williston, which have the watermelon and peanut festivals respectively. Cedar Key has a seafood festival. It would be good for the community, Hulett said. Council members expressed no opposition to the concept. Most said the festival sounded like something they could get behind. Hulett said he wants the town to avoid setting a date that would conict with other festivals in Levy County. Kelli Brettel said the festival could possibly take place in the spring. Hulett said blueberries ripen in May and June. His family has been growing and marketing blueberries for more than two decades. He said he has no problem selling his blueberries at the Alachua County farmers market. is is just an idea I had, he said. Roberts thought it was a good idea.Basketball TournamentOn an unrelated subject, Natalie omas of the Bronson Community Access Center said there will be a basketball tournament Saturday at the old Bronson High School gymnasium. She wanted to know if the town would take out an advertisement for the tournament. e council voted to purchase an ad. omas said the Bronson Church of God has purchased the gymnasium and cleaned it up. e church also purchased the adjoining multi-purpose rooms.Hiring QuestionedCouncilman Berlon Weeks questioned why the council was not consulted about the hiring of a girl to serve during the summer months. He noticed Callie Robinsons salary was $775 over a two-week period. It should have been run by the council, he said. I feel like Im in the dark. Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said the girl was hired as part of the summer program. She helped out when Brettel and her assistant, Susie Robinson, were on vacation at dierent times. Brettel said the girls hours will be reduced now that she and Robinson are back at work. e reduced hours will lower her pay for the rest of the summer. Roberts agreed the hiring should have been brought before the council.Bronson Committee to Discuss Proposed Blueberry Festival Shortly before noon Tuesday, the Dixie County Sheris Oce and Dixie County EMS responded to a possible drowning at Bobs River Place on the Suwannee River. Upon arrival emergency responders learned that the 21-yearold victim, Grant Hatchett, had own out of the swing overhanging the river and had not surfaced. Deputies then requested the Sheris Marine Unit and Emergency Services Dive Team to respond. Sheris Oce divers from the Dixie and Gilchrist County Sheris Oce entered the water and began a search while awaiting the EMS Dive Team. e search continued using assets from the Dixie and Gilchrist County Sheris Oces, Dixie County EMS, Dixie County Fire Rescue and the Florida Wildlife Commission. According to witnesses, Hatchett, who is from Brunswick, Georgia, is familiar with Bobs Place and had come to the water park last year with friends. is was Hatchetts rst time here this year and he had already used the swing facility earlier in the day. Witnesses said that the last time Hatchett went out of the swing, he appeared to hit the water at an awkward angle and never surfaced after entering the water. At approximately 2:40 p.m. divers recovered Hatchetts body from the river bottom and he was transported to the Medical Examiners Oce in Gainesville for an autopsy to determine his cause of death. e next of kin has been notied by the Brunswick Georgia Police Department. submitted by Major Scott Harden, Dixie County Sheris OceSwinging on the Suwannee Proved Fatal to Visiting Georgia Youth First Baptist in Chieand Celebrates 100 Years of ServiceSheris investigators at drowning site on Suwannee.
2B Levy County Community Calendar Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 10 High 1:31 AM 3.3 6:41 AM Set 4:47 AM 90 10 Low 6:40 AM 1.8 8:34 PM Rise 6:50 PM 10 High 12:24 PM 4.5 10 Low 7:46 PM -0.4 F 11 High 2:20 AM 3.5 6:41 AM Set 5:48 AM 96 11 Low 7:32 AM 1.7 8:34 PM Rise 7:49 PM 11 High 1:15 PM 4.6 11 Low 8:32 PM -0.5 Sa 12 High 3:04 AM 3.6 6:42 AM Set 6:53 AM 99 12 Low 8:22 AM 1.5 8:34 PM Rise 8:44 PM 12 High 2:04 PM 4.7 12 Low 9:17 PM -0.6 Su 13 High 3:45 AM 3.7 6:42 AM Set 8:01 AM 99 13 Low 9:10 AM 1.4 8:33 PM Rise 9:34 PM 13 High 2:53 PM 4.7 13 Low 10:00 PM -0.4 M 14 High 4:23 AM 3.7 6:43 AM Set 9:09 AM 97 14 Low 9:58 AM 1.2 8:33 PM Rise 10:20 PM 14 High 3:44 PM 4.6 14 Low 10:42 PM -0.2 Tu 15 High 5:01 AM 3.7 6:43 AM Set 10:15 AM 91 15 Low 10:48 AM 1.1 8:33 PM Rise 11:04 PM 15 High 4:35 PM 4.3 15 Low 11:22 PM 0.1 W 16 High 5:38 AM 3.8 6:44 AM Set 11:20 AM 83 16 Low 11:40 AM 1.0 8:33 PM Rise 11:45 PM 16 High 5:29 PM 4.0Suwannee River EntranceTh 10 High 1:37 AM 2.9 6:41 AM Set 4:47 AM 90 10 Low 6:58 AM 1.7 8:35 PM Rise 6:51 PM 10 High 12:30 PM 4.0 10 Low 8:04 PM -0.4 F 11 High 2:26 AM 3.1 6:41 AM Set 5:48 AM 96 11 Low 7:50 AM 1.6 8:35 PM Rise 7:50 PM 11 High 1:21 PM 4.0 11 Low 8:50 PM -0.5 Sa 12 High 3:10 AM 3.2 6:42 AM Set 6:53 AM 99 12 Low 8:40 AM 1.4 8:35 PM Rise 8:44 PM 12 High 2:10 PM 4.1 12 Low 9:35 PM -0.6 Su 13 High 3:51 AM 3.3 6:42 AM Set 8:01 AM 99 13 Low 9:28 AM 1.3 8:34 PM Rise 9:35 PM 13 High 2:59 PM 4.1 13 Low 10:18 PM -0.4 M 14 High 4:29 AM 3.3 6:43 AM Set 9:09 AM 97 14 Low 10:16 AM 1.1 8:34 PM Rise 10:21 PM 14 High 3:50 PM 4.0 14 Low 11:00 PM -0.2 Tu 15 High 5:07 AM 3.3 6:43 AM Set 10:16 AM 91 15 Low 11:06 AM 1.0 8:34 PM Rise 11:04 PM 15 High 4:41 PM 3.8 15 Low 11:40 PM 0.1 W 16 High 5:44 AM 3.3 6:44 AM Set 11:21 AM 83 16 Low 11:58 AM 0.9 8:33 PM Rise 11:45 PM 16 High 5:35 PM 3.5Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 10 High 1:38 AM 3.0 6:40 AM Set 4:46 AM 90 10 Low 7:35 AM 1.7 8:33 PM Rise 6:49 PM 10 High 12:31 PM 4.1 10 Low 8:41 PM -0.4 F 11 High 2:27 AM 3.2 6:40 AM Set 5:47 AM 96 11 Low 8:27 AM 1.6 8:33 PM Rise 7:47 PM 11 High 1:22 PM 4.2 11 Low 9:27 PM -0.5 Sa 12 High 3:11 AM 3.3 6:41 AM Set 6:52 AM 99 12 Low 9:17 AM 1.4 8:32 PM Rise 8:42 PM 12 High 2:11 PM 4.3 12 Low 10:12 PM -0.6 Su 13 High 3:52 AM 3.4 6:41 AM Set 8:00 AM 99 13 Low 10:05 AM 1.3 8:32 PM Rise 9:33 PM 13 High 3:00 PM 4.3 13 Low 10:55 PM -0.4 M 14 High 4:30 AM 3.4 6:42 AM Set 9:08 AM 97 14 Low 10:53 AM 1.1 8:32 PM Rise 10:19 PM 14 High 3:51 PM 4.2 14 Low 11:37 PM -0.2 Tu 15 High 5:08 AM 3.4 6:42 AM Set 10:14 AM 91 15 Low 11:43 AM 1.0 8:32 PM Rise 11:03 PM 15 High 4:42 PM 3.9 W 16 Low 12:17 AM 0.1 6:43 AM Set 11:19 AM 83 16 High 5:45 AM 3.5 8:31 PM Rise 11:44 PM 16 Low 12:35 PM 0.9 16 High 5:36 PM 3.6Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson-/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 BRONSONScrabble at Bronson LibraryFeel like teasing your brain? Enjoy nding those obscure words to use? Come join our Scrabble game at the Bronson Library every urs. morning at 10:30. We have multiple boards and just added another one. Call the Bronson Library at 486-2015 to conrm we are meeting.Bronson Town Council Meeting July 21e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be July 21 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall 352/486-2354.Brothers of the Third Wheel Trikers Meet in Bronsone Nature Coast Chapter of e Brothers of the ird Wheel, an association for all trikers, meets the second Saturday of each month at the Bronson Restaurant on Alt. US 27 in Bronson. Coee at 9 AM, meeting starts at 10 AM sharp. New members very welcome. For more info call Joe Graves at 352/208-0517 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Childrens TableLooking for a place to volunteer that really makes a dierence? e Childrens Table urgently needs volunteers to help at their food bank location, 680 W. rasher Dr. (SR24) in Bronson, or to drive to pick up food. Call them, stop by or go to the site at: childrenstable.org e Childrens Table also does Bingo on Fri. and Sat. nights at 6:30 p.m. to benet the food pantry at the old Campbells Seafood House. Light refreshments are available. Call 352/486-6525 for more info. Landrum American Legion in Bronson Monday Night BingoLandrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Hwy 27 Alt. in Bronson and has Jackpot Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 PM. Play for a chance at a $200 Jackpot every Monday night. e Jackpot has progressive numbers each week until won. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 352/486-5003 or 352/317-5685. WILLISTONWilliston City Council Meeting July 22 e next regular City Council meeting is Tuesday July 22 at 7 PM in the Williston City Council Room. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, 352/528-3060. According to the City of Williston oce (not the website) regular council meetings are held on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and then again in two weeks.Levy Animal Friends Community Cat CampaignLevy Animal Friends, Inc. (LeAF) a county wide 501c3 organization, serving as a resource to all active Levy County rescue groups, is joining a local Community Cat Campaign to Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) Feral and Stray cats in colonies throughout the county. e rst step in this eort is to identify any unregistered colonies. If you are or know someone who is currently feeding a group of outdoor cats (10 or more), please contact us. e goal of this ongoing program organized by Sheltering Hands Pet Rescue is to register those who feed the colonies as Caregivers, train them in the process of TNR and organize trapping opportunities in order to neuter and control the growth of these groups. Please contact us if you wish to participate in the program or if you would like to help support these cats with feed or cash donations to provide veterinarian services. Email: LevyAnimalFriends@gmail.com or contact: Bob 642-6157 or Harry & Shirley 486-2067. Square Dancing in Levy County on FridaysEvery Friday Clover Squares will be holding square dances if at least 8 people respond before noon by phone to 352/528-3323 or reply to the weekly email. e time is 7 PM and the location is the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 650 NE 6th Blvd (SR 121), Williston. http://www.cloversquares.com Williston Lions Club Events e Williston Lions Club meets on the 4th Wed. of the month and is located at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston where we have regular events throughout the week and month for all to participate. We are looking for new members and volunteers so if you want to help out the community and have something enjoyable to do, come and see us. Guests are very welcome at our meetings. We will be planning future events so your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you need to reach us by phone call 352/214-3315. ursdays: e Childrens Table is here from 4 to 6 PM then Bingo @ 7 PM with two Jackpots. If an attendee brings a friend, that attendee will get a free card. Saturdays: Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Levy County Autism Support Group July 29 Autism 4 Parents & Understanding U are hosting monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 40 NW 1st Street in Williston. For more information: 352/529-1010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online web site for information is: www. autism4parents.org/OCALAOcala Civic Theater Open Auditions for Crazy for You July 13-14Open auditions for the musical Crazy For You, the opening show of the 20142015 season, will be held Sun. July 13 and Mon. July 14 at 7:00 PM at Ocala Civic eatre. is show by George and Ira Gershwin requires a large cast of singers, dancers, and actors ages 14 and older, with roles for all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. A lack of dance experience or training should not prevent anyone from auditioning it is always possible to fake it til you make it! A number of the characters will be doubling roles. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song and 16 bars of a ballad. If possible, please prepare era-specic songs from the 1920s, 1930s, or 1940s. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. Please be prepared to cold-read from the script or sing from the score. A short piece of choreography will be taught for the dance portion of the audition. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes either dance shoes or closed-toed shoes. No sandals, ip-ops, or opentoed shoes will be allowed. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the eatre. Copies of the script may be checked out for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Scripts checked out the week before auditions must be returned by Friday at 5:30 p.m. Callbacks will be held on ursday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the eatre. Rehearsals will be held at the eatre beginning Monday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conicts with rehearsals. ere will be 21 public performances of Crazy For You from September 4-28, 2014.OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Council Meeting July 21e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon. July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.CEDAR KEYCedar Key Arts Center Summer EventsJuly 14-24 Summer Art Program, Teen Art Camps. Registration closed, please call Amy Gernhardt with questions. 352/215-2096 July 25: Exhibit of student art work. e public is invited. Please plan to attend. Your children and grandchildren will proudly display their work, which will be taken home that day. Time to be announced. Cedar Key Arts Center Call to Artists e Cedar Key Arts Center and Education and Outreach Program Coordinator, Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory are asking for local artists to apply for an artist in residence program to take place this summer or early fall. e participant will spend time at the Cedar Key Arts Center and the Seahorse Key lighthouse. e chosen artist will receive a stipend to defray cost of travel or related expenses. Please send photos of your work, and a brief artist statement. Note the type of medium you are using, and why you would like to take on this project. e University of Florida will provide the parameters of this project. e Cedar Key Arts Center will provide the stipend, and a forum for a talk and display of your work. Sale of the work will be discussed with you after the project is completed. It will take approximately two weeks to complete the project. You must be mobile, and self-reliant. e ability to get into and out of a boat unassisted and to stay at the light house also is required for this assignment. You must provide all of your own food and supplies. Further questions may be referred to Amy Gernhardt, President of the Cedar Key Arts Center, 352/215-2096; or Maria Sgambati (u.edu)Cedar Key City Council Meeting July 15e next Cedar Key City Council is July 15 at 6 PM. at the Cedar Key City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street 352/543-5132. Meetings are held the rst and third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest deadline Aug. 1e theme for the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Design Contest is Seeing the ART in Nature. Surrounded by natures beauty, Cedar Key is the perfect place to see, experience and celebrate the art in nature all around us. Entries are due by August 1, 2014. Maximum of two entries per artist. Digital images should be forwarded to email@example.com. Winner will be announced by September 1, 2014. e Design Contest Winning Artist receives a complimentary invitation (no jury fee, no booth fee) to the 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts March 28 and 29, 2015.YANKEETOWN-INGLISVolunteer for Work on Tuesdays at WGP e Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve Master Gardener, Susan Steinhorst, has appointed Tuesday mornings as maintenance time for the grounds around the Education Center. Even though it is hot and buggy, Susan is determined to have a work day at the WGP. e rst event started June 17 and will continue on Tuesdays starting at 8:00 AM. Make sure to bring plenty of water and pest protection along with your gloves and weeding tools. Come and join us. Friends of the WGP, 1001 Old Rock Road, Yankeetown. Town Hall: 352/447-2511. www. withlacoocheegulfpreserve.comYankeetown-Inglis Womans Club Seeks Informatione Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club asks the questions; Have you ever...Attended one of our exercise classes? Played Bingo with us on ursday night? Checked out the A.F. Knotts Public Library? Shopped at the Second to None Shoppe? Won a terric prize at one of our special events? Rented our clubhouse for a celebration? Borrowed crutches or a walker from our loan closet? Enjoyed our delicious foods? Received one of our scholarships or incentive awards? If you answered YES to any of the above, then youll want to join us in celebrating 50 Years of Making It Better in our communities. e Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club founded in 1965 will be celebrating their Golden Anniversary in 2015. Please drop us a note (PO Box 298, Yankeetown, FL 34498) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with how the Womans Club has played a part in your life! Starting in September make sure to watch the papers and your inbox for details of our big celebration.Yankeetown Meetings 2014Council Budget Workshop on July 14 at 7 PM. Meetings are held the rst Monday of the month (and again in two weeks if designated at rst meeting) at the Inglis/ Yankeetown Lions Club at 22 59th St., Yankeetown, FL 34498 (Directions: From the intersection of US 19 / 98 and continued on page 3B
3B IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy CountyAnd theres no better place than the Levy County Journal Contact us today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-486-2312Around the Nature Coast Discover Geocaching at Floridas State Parks and Trails~Join the new outdoor geocaching craze at Florida State Parks~ Adding to the already dynamic recreational opportunities at Florida state parks, the availability of geocaching is now expanding at many locations around the state. e Florida Department of Environmental Protections Florida State Parks is excited to begin oering Operation Recreation GeoTour, hosted by http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held GPS devices or smartphones. e game is an inexpensive, interactive high-tech treasure hunt that teaches geography and outdoor recreation skills. Participants use location coordinates to nd caches. Some caches are easy to nd; others are more dicult. e new GeoTour stretches from Pensacola to Key West and includes 74 state parks and state trails. e rst 75 cachers to visit 40 dierent caches will earn the Ocial Operation Recreation Geocoin. Cachers can visit the GeoTours webpage at http://www.geocaching.com/ adventures/geotours/operation-recreation to view each one of the 70 caches and download the Ocial Tracking Sheet to begin the geocaching adventure. If you need help nding a cache, hiding a cache or understanding some of the geocaching vocabulary, please visit the Florida State Parks Geocaching webpage.Calling All WWII Veterans in Levy CountyAttention all Levy County WW II Veterans! e 2014 Levy County Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 8th at 11:00 AM. e parade will be in Inglis this year, with a Veterans Memorial Dedication immediately following the parade. We would like to have ALL of the Levy County WW II Vets to be our honored guests (as Grand Marshalls in the parade and honored afterwards). If you or someone you know ts the bill, please contact Ruth Ruppert at 352/447-0236 ASAP.FreedomProject Education Presentation July 15Dr. Duke Pesta, FreedomProject Education Academic Director, is THE expert on the dangers of Common Core State Standards and why it is detrimental to: Public and Private Schools, Home Schoolers, and Faith Based Educations. ere will be a Q&A session at the end along with ways to get involved to halt the implementation of Common Core. Admission is FREE although donations are being accepted. Come and see for yourself on Tues., July 15th @ 6:30 PM at Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32606 More info: Contact Tim Marden via phone (239-3310327) or email (email@example.com); or visit website at: https://fpeusa.org Brought to you by FreedomProject Education and the local chapters of e John Birch Society.Need Help with Your Medicare Costs?Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Cant aord to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options? Whether you are a Medicare beneciary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the FL Dept of Elder Aairs, provides you with free, unbiased and condential information. For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call or come see us at: Wed. July 16 1:30-3:30pm Chieand Senior CenterWRPC Board of Directors Meeting July 17 Quorum Neededis is to notify you that the next WRPC Board of Directors meeting will be urs. July 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM. e July meeting will require a majority quorum for the passing of the Budget and, therefore, it is imperative that Board Members mark schedules accordingly.Levy County Republican Club Meeting July 21 e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at e Gathering Table at 116 N. Main St. in Chieand. e meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain whats happening now and in the future of Levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future in the county, state and nation.Levy County BoCC July 22 e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. July 22 at 9 AM in the meeting room in the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. e BoCC meets on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and again in two weeks.District 5 LEPC Meeting July 23e District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee will be conducting the following meetings on Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Training Sub-Committee Meeting at 9:30 a.m. Full LEPC Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council, 1241 SW 10th Street, Ocala, FL. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Arnold at MArnold@wrpc.cc or by calling 352/732-1315 ext. 228.Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) holds oce hours on the rst Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chieand and Cedar Key. First Tuesday of month at: Bronson: 9-11:30 AM at Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson; Williston: 1:30 4 PM at Williston City Council Chambers, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston Last Wednesday every month at: Chieand: 9 11:30 AM at Chieand Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chieand; Cedar Key: 1:30 4 PM at Cedar Key City Council Chambers, 490 Second St., Cedar Key.SRWMD Governing Board approves Tentative Fiscal Year 2014 Budgete Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has approved the Tentative Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget of $24.5 million. e Governing Board also approved a millage rate of 0.4143, which is the same as last year. Under the proposed millage rate those who own property with a taxable value of $100,000 will pay $41.43 in property taxes to the District. e tentative budget will enable the District to protect water resources for the benet of our citizens and natural system. Taxes paid to the District contribute to numerous public services such as protecting springs and rivers, water supply planning, and water resource development. Springs projects and programs represent roughly 42% of the budget. e District will hold two public hearings Sept 9, and Sept 23, 2014 before the budget and millage rate will be adopted. Both meetings will begin at 5:05 p.m. at the District headquarters in Live Oak, FL. e nal budget and millage rate will be adopted at the Sept 23, hearing. e public is encouraged to attend. For more information please call 386/362-1001 or 800-226-1066.Community Calendar continued from page 2B State Road 40 in Inglis Go west on SR 40 approx. 3 miles; turn left on 59th Street and proceed south approx. 1 block to the clubhouse). 352/447-2511.Inglis Council Meeting July 15e Town of Inglis next regular Commission meeting will be on July 15 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.Cleaning For a Reason for Cancer PatientsIf you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides free housecleaning once per month for four months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note conrming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. is organization serves the entire US and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It is our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/. ank you from the Yankeetown-Inglis Womans Club.CHIEFLAND Levy County Beekeepers Club e Levy County Beekeepers Club meets at 7 PM on the rst ursday of each month at 4 West Park Ave. in Chieand. If you are interested in bees or beekeeping, you are invited. Experienced beekeepers are there to answer questions and share ideas. You dont have to be a beekeeper to attend our group. For more information call Byron Teerlink at 352/493-2216, or Chappie McChesney at 386/462-2637 or Leon Bath at 352/493-2329.SVP Meeting July 14e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon. July 14 at 7 PM at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. Please join us to discuss current topics with the theatre and upcoming shows For more information, leave a message at call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com; visit our website: SVPlayers.org; or follow us on Facebook.e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. July 14 at 6 PM. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 PM at 214 East Park Avenue. Chieand City Hall & Maintenance is CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. City Hall is open Mon. through urs. from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. Utility payments can be dropped in the box.e Chieand Crochet Club meets every second Monday of the month at the Luther Callaway Public Library at 5 PM. If you are interested in crochet and needlework you are welcome to join us.Pirates of Penzance at the Chief Theatre July 25-27Pirates of Penzance performance dates will be July 25-27 and August 1-3. For information you may also contact the director, Laura Blanton at 352/221-3976 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as the regular contact info below. SVP performances, auditions and meetings are held at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. For any information: call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@gmail.com; visit our website: SVPlayers.org; or follow us on Facebook.GILCHRIST COUNTYGospel Concert and Fan Awards Program July 12e 16th Annual Gospel Concert and Fan Awards Program will be held on Sat. July 12 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Bell High School on Hwy 129 in Bell. On the schedule are 10 great performing Gospel groups and admission is free. is event has become a premiere event in the area and all are welcome to attend and enjoy an unforgettable evening of music and ministry. A love oering will be received. For more information contact Glen or Mandie at 352/463-0312.AARP Chapter 2133 meets July 15AARP Chapter 2133s annual picnic and Independence Day Celebration will be held at Otter Springs Campgound on July 15 starting at 10:30 AM. Come celebrate with us as we feast on hamburgers and hot dogs provided by Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Trenton Florida. Come listen to music provided by the Philman Family band. Join us for a fun lled day and please bring canned food, used eyeglasses and cell phones for the less fortunate. American Legion Post 91 Come join us for Bingo every Tuesday evening at our smoke-free and alcohol-free Bingo Hall at 4200 S. US Hwy 129 between Trenton and Bell across from the Field of Dreams with doors open at 6:30 PM and games at 7 PM. Bingo Games are open to the public. Free coee is provided or during the cooler winter season free hot chocolate. Regular Meetings: Mon. Boy Scout Troop 406; Sea Scout Ship 406; Tues. Bingo; Wed. Cub Scout Pack 406; urs.American Legion Post 91; American Legion Aux. Unit 91 American Legion Post 91 is a non-prot, nationally accredited Veteran Organization. To learn more call 1st Vice Commander Rod Lacey at 352/221-2352.CROSS CITYDAV Auxiliary Eventse Cross City Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is located at 125 SE 165 Ave. (Airport Road) and hosts Bingo every Wed. and Sat at 6 p.m. at the Chapter Hall. Rubio Says to Look in the Western Mirror on Sex Tracking U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacic Aairs, stressed the importance of stigmatizing the international sex tourism industry as a key part of combatting human tracking abroad. Rubio made his comments during a subcommittee hearing entitled, Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and e Pacic. Rubio also questioned the U.S. Department of State witnesses regarding allegations that its Tracking in Persons Report has been unduly politicized in designating problem countries, in addition to the problem of tracking in child soldiers. Below is an excerpt from the message: Senator Rubio: Just here, domestically, I think one of the most important things we need to continue to do and this is more of an editorial statement is we need to make it very clear there is nothing culturally acceptable about going to these other countries, as Americans, and participating in these sorts of things. I mean, theres this attitude that Ive run into now and then, where things we would never do in this country is ok if we do it somewhere else because in those countries its culturally acceptable in some way. I think youve seen this reected, sometimes, in popular culture, but even anecdotally among people. And I think one of the things -we have to be very clear in that there is nothing acceptable about us, or Americans, going abroad to one of these countries and going into brothels at all, not to mention those that have people underage working there. And I think thats important to point out because we do nd the presence of Westerners and Americans frequenting some of these places that weve talked about in the sex tracking industry, and we should truly try to stigmatize that in our society.
4B Worship Directory Come and Worship 8:30 a.m. Free Breakfast/Devotion 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study (except 3rd Wednesday)Reverend Priscilla Scherrah, PastorTel. 352-486-2281 Bronson United Methodist Church235 Court Street Bronson, Florida Serving God & Loving People Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Evening Worship 6:00 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:RA/GA Childrens Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Je Buchanan451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282of Bronson First United Methodist Church of Chiefland Otter Creek Baptist ChurchBro. Wayne Butler, PastorServices ... SundaySunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:00 am WednesdayDinner 5:30 pm Awanas 6:00 pm Worship 7:00 pm171 SW 3rd Street Otter Creek 352-486-2112 Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming Manatee Springs Church of ChristSunday 10 a.m. ............................. Bible Study 11 a.m. ...................... Worship Period 5 p.m. ....................... Worship Period Wednesday 7 p.m. ............................... Bible StudyMinister Gene Dumas352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775Our goal is to Speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We seek Bible authority for the things that we believe and practice. 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand You Cant Steer a Parked CarIm not normally a big racing fan, but several years ago my friend Barry gave me tickets to the N.H.R.A. nals, and I decided to go. My wife, being ever so gracious, quickly bowed out and suggested I take the two kids. I said, Come on and go with us honey? She said, No, really. You go. I now suspect she mustve been hearing from God. After a quick stop for ear plugs, we were on our way. e kids were so excited. I could tell we were in for a treat as soon as we arrived. e heavy smell of burning rubber charged our nostrils and the distant clamor of an anxious crowd spilled over from the silver bleachers lining the sweltering quarter mile straightaway. e colorful logo laden racing rigs were sprawled out before us in all their full regalia. I hurriedly drug the kids past the souvenir stands while simultaneously beating them o my wallet like an old pro. Im not normally paranoid, but as we were climbing the stands Im almost positive I noticed people staring at my kids. en theyd glare at me like I was a aming idiot! It made me mad. But hey, I just gured they were delirious from being packed in there like sardines in that 95 degree heat. What do they know with their big goofy ear phones on anyway? I wasnt going to let it aect me. If they dont care enough to bring their small children its not my problem. (Not one of them did, now that I think about it.) Anyway, we were just in time. ey were announcing the rst race of the top fuel funny car nals! Now Im not normally a wimp, but when those rst two cars roared past us at 314 mph with the super subsonic rumble of a shuttle launch, I fear I may have whimpered a little. After I got my breath back I began to feel heavy, like I might fall over. en I realized it was because both kids were hanging from me like treed possums. Worse, their ear plugs had rattled out and the next two cars were already on the starting line! To be honest, from then on, I never knew who raced or who won, and didnt care. e next few minutes were purely a lesson in survival. I nally screamed, Lets get out of here. Both kids just looked at me all wide eyed. en they said, WHAT? At least thats what I think they said. Im pretty sure I heard somebody call me a aming idiot. Once we put a little distance between us and the track we began walking around, checking out the dierent racing teams. at part was actually very interesting. You could walk right up to one of the cars and watch as the crews worked on them. It was great until one of those yahoos decided to crank up one of those two zillion horse power jet engines not ve feet from us. e kids took o. Ive never seen them run so fast in all my life. When I looked back they were about to catch me! Now Im not normally a betting man, but Id say the odds of this Johnny Bravo ever going back to that track are slim to none. Yet those same races made a completely dierent impression on my friend Barrys teenage son Christopher. It stirred his desire for working on cars. In fact, he decided that he wanted to join one of those racing teams when he graduated. Instead of running him down to a shrink like I would have, Barry and his wife actually encouraged him. Christopher talked to some of those racing fellows and found out how to pursue the career. For three years he worked hard and followed their every suggestion. en last month he beat all the odds, and at just twenty one years old he signed on with one of the top N.H.R.A. racing teams ever; John Force Racing. Wow! Isnt it awesome how we are each made so unique? Some people dig chasing tornados or leaping from perfectly good airplanes. Pray for em. I have a friend who told me with a gleam in her eye her secret desire is to learn to sew. We all have such dierent passions. Some of you may have given up on your dreams? Maybe its time for you to dust them o again? What if we could live determined to steer clear of the fears and excuses that throw us o track, or cause us to slam on the brakes? (Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalms 37:4-5 KJV) But anyway Lets get those engines started! Weve run under caution too long. Gods ready when you are. He can take you to the checkered ag, but as my Pastor always says, You cant steer a parked car. Guy Sheeld www.butanyway.org Church CalendarABELARDO CAMPAGNEMr. Abelardo Campagne of Ocala passed away at the age of 66 on June 28, 2014 at Ocala Regional Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico, he came to Ocala three years ago. Mr. Capagne was a communication specialist with the telephone company before this retirement. He loved to ride motorcycles and spend time with his family. Mr. Campagne is survived by his three sons: Abelardo, Avidail and Alex; eight grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Knau Funeral Home was placed in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be at a later date.ROBERT MICHAEL CARVERMr. Robert Robbie Michael Carver of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 50 on June 28, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born in Ocala, he lived most of his life in Levy County. He was the owner/operator of Bobs Family Video and also the supervisor of a rock mine for 22 years. Robbie was a Harley-Davidson fan and loved to hunt and sh. Mr. Carver was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Orine Carver; one son, Robert Lee Boogie Carver; and one brother, William Carver. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Carver; son, Joseph W. Kerr; daughters, Jennifer Moore and Monica Dowdy; brothers, Hughie Carver, Jr. and Donald Allen Carver; sisters, Donna Cross and Patricia Duke; and nine grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on July 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Knau Funeral Home-Williston. ere was a visitation one hour prior to service.CHERYL LYNN CORBITTMarch 30, 1958 June 30, 2014 Cheryl Lynn Corbitt of Bronson passed away at the age of 56 on June 30, 2014 at Shands at UF. She was born March 30, 1958 in Hialeah, Fla. and moved to Bronson in 1979. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a friend to many. Mrs. Corbitt is survived by her husband of 32 years, Steven Corbitt; daughter, Tiani Corbitt Akins (Frank); one sister, Michelle Chimera (Bob); two brothers, Steve Herdeman and Roger Silverio; and many extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bronson Methodist Church, 235 North Court Street, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Following the service the family will celebrate Cheryls life with a reception in the fellowship hall. If you would like to make arrangements to send the family condolences or owers please contact Tiani Corbitt Akins 352/514-0687 or Crystal Corbitt Vera 352/317-8882 for information.FRED SHEWMAKERDecember 3, 1931 June 30, 2014 Fred Shewmaker left his earthly body on Monday, June 30, 2014. He was born December 3, 1931 in Beech Grove, Arkansas to L.G. and Grace Shewmaker. He moved with his family to Port Huron, Michigan and Long Beach, California. Fred graduated from high school in 1949 and continued his education at Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas. His studies were interrupted by his enlistment into the U.S. Navy during the Korean conict. He returned to Abilene to graduate in 1957. He married his wife, Joyce, in Portland, Indiana in June of 1957. After spending 6 months in Hawaii they moved to California where they began to raise their family. Fred began preaching the gospel while living in California and from April 1964-December 2001 worked as a preacher with many Churches of Christ in the states of California, Ohio, Indiana and Florida. After his wife, Joyce, passed in January of 2001, he continued preaching with the North Miami Church of Christ in his last full-time work until he retired at the age of 70. He continued to preach the gospel as he traveled to Canada, Australia, South Africa, and India. In 2002 he relocated to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He became ill while traveling in Tennessee and passed from this earthly life in Franklin, Tennessee at 4:30 a.m., Monday the 30th of June, 2014. He is survived by his sister, Marcella (Stan) Bethel; his ve children: James (Cynthia) Shewmaker, Sarah Rosado, Suzi Harrison, John Shewmaker and Marti (Danny) Allen 12 ObituariesJoin the Journey! Wilderness Escape VBS at Morriston Baptist July 13-16Dont let your kids miss the hot place to be this summer. Enroll them in Morriston Baptist Churchs annual Vacation Bible School, July 13-16. Wilderness Escape participants will experience an exciting journey from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly with activities for all ages, including adults. is years VBS has a great exploration theme, said Pastor Keith Stewart. It takes kids on a desert caravan with Moses and the Israelites as they escape Egypt. It teaches them how God guides and provides for our lives every step of the way. Nightly activities will include studying your Bible in Moses Tent, making crafts at the Israelite Camp and enjoying music with your Tribe. e kids also raise money for a special mission project. Snacks and recreation time are also provided. A special Family Night is planned for ursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. for the kids to show their friends and families all they have learned during the week. Vacation Bible School will be held at the new church campus located northeast of the Morriston Post Oce at 3141 SE Highway 41. Nursery (infant through 3 years of age) will be provided. For more information, call 352/528-4080 or visit www. morristonbaptist.org.Lite Lunch at Holy Family Catholic Church July 16During the summer there will be no Fish Dinners but we will still enjoy our Lite Lunches. Come and join us. Lite Lunch is free and will be on Wed. July 16 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to share a hot meal and fellowship. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. We are located 3 miles N. of Williston on Hwy 27A.Parrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion July 20e annual Parrish, Nettles, Polk Reunion will be held Sunday July 20 at the Hart Springs Park in Bell, Fla. (ere is an entrance fee). We will be at Pavilion A with lunch starting at 12:30 p.m. All paper goods will be provided. Bring the family and your favorite food. Come early stay late. If you have any questions call Patti at 352/871-3960.continued on page 5B
5B Obituaries continued from page 4B LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2013-CA000403 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, Plaintiff, VS. GLORIA A. DALLAS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GLORIA A. DALLAS Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 336191328, telephone (813) 9158660, facsimile (813) 915Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following THE NORTH 105 FEET OF THE WEST 210 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 13 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile of this Notice, a default will the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT in order to participate are entitled, at no cost to certain assistance. Please ADA Coordinator, Alachua 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 court appearance, or before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 voice impaired, call 711. of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at email@example.com ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CA000123 DIVISION VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida Plaintiff, vs. DOMINICK P. LARUSSO, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION of 7191 Northwest 168th Lane, Trenton, FL 32693, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOMINICK P. LARUSSO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DUANE B. MITCHELL and VELOCITY INVESTMENTS, LLC Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DUANE B. MITCHELL YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose that mortgage dated September 16, 2005 and recorded on September 20, 2005, 972, Page 497, of the Mortgage and Finance, servicing agent for Plaintiff, encumbering the following LOT 101, BLOCK 3, FANNIN SPRINGS ANNEX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 31, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1993 MOBILE HOME BEARING TITLE NUMBERS 64055791 AND 64055793, AND ID NUMBERS PSHGA12901A AND TO RESTRICTIONS AS 19, 1978, IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 124, PAGE 428; THE EASEMENT TO CENTRAL FLORIDA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., RECORDED ON OCTOBER 15, 1992, IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 473, PAGE 429, BOTH OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS, AND ALL OTHER EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. SONYA K. DAWS, Plaintiffs Monroe Street, Suite 510, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, the following blank in document. The clerk will original with the Clerk of this Court either before service otherwise a default will be the relief demanded in the Complaint. 29, 2014. (COURT SEAL) CLERK LEVY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 38-2013-CA000167 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES OF VICKI S. SCHMIDT, DECEASED, BRIAN LEIDINGER KNOWN HEIR OF VICKI LYNNE KING, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES OF VICKI S. SCHMIDT, DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following Florida: TRACT 13-18 OF CASONS INGLIS ACREAGE SALES, INGLIS, FLORIDA, ALSO DESCRIBED AS: LOT 18, BLOCK B OF CASONS INGLIS ACRES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. 63 MARY ST, INGLIS, FL 34449 Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or before March 31, 2014 (or of publication whichever with the Clerk of this Court either before service on otherwise, a default will the relief demanded in the Complaint. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT P.O. Drawer 610 Bronson, Florida 32621 order to participate in to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 374-3648 within 7 working voice impaired, call 1-800955-8771. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2012-CA000729 FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. LONNIE D. KIRK; et al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Civil Case No.: 2012-CA000729, of the Circuit Court Florida, wherein FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION is Plaintiff, and LONNIE D. KIRK; LISA ROCHELL-KIRK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1: UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are Defendants. Court, shall sell to the highest of the Courthouse located 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 at 11:00 a.m. on the 21 TRACT 477, UNIVERSITY ESTATES, THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2009 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, ID # in the surplus from the sale, if owner as of the date of the Lis seal of the court on April 14, 2014. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH in order to participate in this of certain assistance. Please Resources Manager, 201 East Gainesville, FL 32601, at (352) impaired, call (800) 955-8771; (800) 955-8770. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2013-CA000128 DIVISION: SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. MARK YARAVITZ A/K/A MARK P. YARAVITZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final 2014 and entered in Case No. 38-2013-CA-000128 of the Circuit Court of the wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and MARK YARAVITZ A/K/A MARK P. YARAVITZ; DEBBIE YARAVITZ A/K/A DEBBIE S. YARAVITZ; HAMPTON FARMS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the MAIN LOBBY OF THE LEVY COUNTY COURTHOUSE August, 2014, the following TRACT 33 A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 27 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2, A DISTANCE OF 1384.88 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 71.47 FEET, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY ROAD C-335 (NORTHEAST 75TH STREET); THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 1286.49 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEGREE 40 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST, 644.82 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST, 1345.96 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 644.63 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST, 1358.40 FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 50 FEET THEREOF CONVEYED TO LEVY COUNTY FOR RIGHT OF WAY PURPOSES. TOGETHER WITH EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT E OF THE grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a niece, a nephew and a host of friends and other family whom he cherished. Fred enjoyed almost 83 years here with us and left with a hope of a home eternal with our Lord. He would want us all to share his hope and be prepared to end our own earthly travels and enter eternal life on the day of resurrection and judgment when our Lord and Master, Jesus the Christ returns to gather home those who have been faithful. A service was held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Roesch Patton Funeral Home, 9010 Church St. East Brentwood, Tenn. with his oldest son, James Shewmaker, of Winter Haven, Fla., ociating. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Midway Cemetery in Bell, Fla. Interment to follow the service. Arrangements are under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 (352) 463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www. watsonfhtrenton.comLAUREL ANN CREELDecember 23, 1962 July 1, 2014Laurel Ann Creel of Cedar Key, Florida passed away at the age of 51 on July 1, 2014 at Shands Hospital at UF in Gainesville. Laurel was born December 23, 1962 in Jacksonville, Fla. and lived most of her life in the Cedar Key area. She was a registered nurse for many years. She enjoyed sailing and spending time with her family. Laurel was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Creel in 2006. She is survived by her father, Alvin Creel, of Cedar Key; a sister, Deborah Creel; and brothers, Lawrence Creel and Richard Creel. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Walter Turner ociating. Burial followed the services at Shiloh Cemetery. Hiers-Baxley Funeral ServicesChieand, FL., 352/4930050 is honored to serve the Creel Family. Online condolences can be made at our website www.hiers-baxley.comCHRISTOPHER THOMAS PENDRAYJune 25, 1966 July 2, 2014Christopher omas Pendray passed away at the age of 48 in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Chris was born on June 25, 1966 and was a lifelong resident of Williston. He took full advantage of the many pleasures that country and farm living have to oer. He loved his Dodge trucks and was a member of the Sand Slough Hunting Club. Chris liked speed and enjoyed ying through the woods on his 4-wheeler, buzzing along the Suwannee River on his jet ski and looked forward to the NHRA races each year. Some of his favorite pastimes were doing crossword puzzles, playing Solitaire, watching Family Matters and the Cosby Show, and keeping old memories alive by listening to and telling stores from the past. Chris was passionate about his job and enjoyed everything about driving tractors and farming. ose who will continue to keep the memories of Chris alive include his parents, Alfred and Bonnie Pendray, his brother Brian, sisterin-law Terri, and his nephew Clay; his aunts and uncles: James Pendray (Barbara), Edward Pendray (Billy Kay) of Williston, Joanne Yancey in Oklahoma, and Butch Smith (Judy) of Old Town; his cousin, John Pendray (Tona) and nephew Kyle; Kayla Pendray Vanden Berge of Texas. Surviving in addition are numerous cousins and community members who will always be reminded of Chris when they see a bag of peanuts or a tractor in the eld. Chris was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Shelly Pendray and maternal grandparents Bonnie and Isabel Smith; his aunt, Bonita (Bert) Lockwood of Williston. Relative and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Knau Funeral Home at 512 E. Noble Avenue in Williston. Visitation will be one hour prior to and after the service. Memorial donations may be gratefully made to Haven Hospice in Chieand. Knau Funeral Home-Williston is in charge of the arrangements; 352/528-3481.INA MARIE SHEFFIELD FISHERMay 15, 1924 July 3, 2014Ina Marie Sheeld Vernon Fisher of Levy County passed away on ursday, July 3, 2014 at the age of 90. Ina was born to James Dudley and Lorena Cannon Sheeld in Judson, Levy County, Florida on May 15, 1924. Ina was a native of Levy County and attended school in her younger years in Levy County and Chieand. She worked with Western Union in her early adult years, as a homemaker and then on to work in many restaurants in Levy and Dixie as a waitress. In her last years Ina worked with the State of Florida in Trenton at Lancaster Youth Development Center and in Gainesville at Sunland Training Center, now Chocatallee. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Trenton. Ina was married to Ted Vernon and they had two daughters who survive her: Beverly Cheryl (Vernon-Ripley) Hurst (Gary) and Brenda Sue (Vernon-Deen) Craft (Ed). Ina is also survived by grandchildren: James Nelus Ripley (Stephanie), Cecil Deen Craft (Candice); Katherine Victoria (Ripley) Edmonds (Richard), Tracy Craft, Christopher Craft (Emily), Eugenia Hurst Van Sickle (Alan); eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In later years after the passing of her rst husband Ted, Ina married Henry Frank Fisher, now deceased. Funeral Services were held Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Knau Funeral Home (Chapel) in Chieand. Rev. Brian Divada and Gary Heath ociated. Visitation was July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home Chapel in Chieand. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Knau Funeral Home.GERALDINE MARY HUTCHINS FUTCHJanuary 10, 1935 July 4, 2014Geraldine Mary Hutchins Futch of Crawfordville, Florida went to be with the Lord at the age of 79 on July 4, 2014. Gerry was born on January 10, 1935 in Michigan. Her family moved to Old Town, Florida when she was a young continued on page 8B
6B LEGAL NOTICESDECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR HAMPTON FARMS. DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT F OF THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR HAMPTON FARMS ALONG THE EAST 75 FEET THEREOF. A/K/A LOT 33 HAMPTON FARMS, WILLISTON, FL 32696 interest in the surplus from the date of the Lis Pendens WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Americans with Disabilities Act Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if order to participate in to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000825 BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN N. HOUCHENS, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000825 of the Circuit Court Circuit in and for LEVY COUNTY, Florida, wherein BANK, N.A., is Plaintiff, and BRIAN N. HOUCHENS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at BOCC Meeting Room, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida August, 2014, the following forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: The East 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 3, Township 10 South, Range Florida. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 TOWN HOME MANUFACTURED HOME, TOWN MANOR MODEL #FT3203-6, WITH A WIDTH OF 32 & LENGTH OF 76 AND SERIAL #S FLTHLCT3203-1458A&B. WHICH BY INTENTION OF THE PARTIES AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PROVIDED IN 319.261 FLORIDA STATUTES, SHALL CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL PASS WITH IT. interest in the surplus funds of the date of the lis pendens Dated at Bronson, LEVY COUNTY, Florida this 27 (COURT SEAL) Clerk of said Circuit Court participate in this proceeding, certain assistance. Please ADA Coordinator, Alachua 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 court appearance, or before the scheduled appearance is less than hearing or voice impaired, call 711. of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at email@example.com --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2014 CA 000034 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A Plaintiff vs. LEUNICE FRASURE; NANCY SCHWAB; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance 2014, and entered in Case No. 2014 CA 000034, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth of America, N.A, Plaintiff and Leunice Frasure; defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 355 S. Court St., Bronson, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. the as set forth in said Final LOT 54, SILVER OAKS SUBDIVISION, PHASE I, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 31 AND 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 CONTAINER CENTRAL MOBILE HOME WITH ID #`S 9D630614KA AND 9D630614KB 8250 NW 172 LANE, FANNING SPRINGS, FL 32693 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from date of the lis pendens must after the sale. 2014. (COURT SEAL) This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. order to participate in to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352)337-6237, at least 7 court appearance, or before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 voice impaired, call 711. hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at Interpreter@circuit8.org -----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 000431 DIVISION: BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated April 23, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 000431 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Bank, National Association, United States of America, Urban Development, are Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the BOCC Court St., Bronson, Florida August, 2014, the following of Foreclosure: THE NORTHEAST SOUTHWEST ONENORTHWEST ONE34, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, RESERVATION OF A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 25 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. TOGETHER WITH A NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, TO-WIT: THE NORTH 25 FEET OF SOUTHWEST SOUTHEAST ONESTATE ROAD S-337; THE NORTH 25 FEET OF WEST 25 FEET OF SOUTHEAST SOUTHEAST ONEWEST 25 FEET AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST ONE33, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST; AND THE NORTH 25 FEET OF NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST ONE34, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1995 ANNI MOBILE HOME WITH ID NUMBERS OF 10L24608U AND 10L24608X LOCATED THEREON. 4751 NE 101ST AVE BRONSON FL 32621-8609 interest in the surplus from sale. Dated in Hillsborough Ashley Arenas FL Bar # 68141 Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@ albertellilaw.com accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, certain assistance. Please Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at if the time before the scheduled appearance is less or voice impaired, call 711. ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 2012 CA 000996 MULTIBANK 2010-1 SFR VENTURE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MENDEL ARKIN, et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Consent Final and to an order resetting foreclosure sale, dated April 16, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000996 of the Circuit Court of the wherein MULTIBANK 20101 SFR VENTURE, LLC, is Plaintiff and MENDEL ARKIN, et. Al., are Defendants, the Clerk of highest and best bidder for at 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, at forth in said Consent Final LOT 1, HAMPTON FARMS, TRACT 7 THROUGH 10, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. 6691 NE 150 AVENUE, WILLISTON, FLORIDA 32696 Number: 2182600000 therein or thereon, which Plaintiffs mortgage. interest in the surplus funds of the date of the lis pendens 2014. & Pincus, P.L. Emily A. DillonFl. Bar#: 0094093 & Pincus, P.L. 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 firstname.lastname@example.org ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2013 CA 000702 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. MICHELE M. BOUFORD A/K/A MICHELLE MARIE BOUFORD A/K/A MICHELLE M. MONIZ A/K/A MICHELLE MARIE BOYD A/K/A MICHELLE M. MONIZ BOYD A/K/A MICHELLE MARIE MONIZ, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the of Foreclosure entered on the highest and best bidder Court Street, Bronson, FL. The W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 29, Township 11 South, Range 17 East, of the Public Records of TOGETHER WITH a 2000 52x28 Fleetwood Value Manufactured Home ID#s GAFLY39A14381F221 and GAFLY39B14381F221. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER Summer work begins early in the morning for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) students at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Before the sun makes it over the long leaf pines in the forest, the ice is already in the cooler. Equipment for the days work is loaded into the truck along with other essentials, but nothing that would attract bats. e second day of work, the quartet set out to mow and weed-eat around the giant bat house, holding about 60,000 Brazilian free-tailed bats and all the baby bats born in May and June. e bat house was dripping with humidity; some bats were hanging very low, fanning their wings to cool o the babies. As soon as the weed-eater started up, babies slipped from their hold and had to y for the rst time or hit the grass. Within minutes they were landing on the Youth Conservation Corps crew and climbing up their uniform t-shirts. Close encounters of the baby-bat-kind was enlightening. e thumb-sized, smooth-furred bats arent anything like we expected. e baby bats were actually very peaceful and gentle, said Tucker Woodward, 2014 YCC Youth Leader. Most of their work is for the benet of Refuge visitors, but it also protects habitat for the native creatures seeking refuge. e new observation deck they fashioned at Atsena Otie provides an area for humans as well as roosting area for shorebirds like skimmers, terns, and pelicans. ey installed blue bird boxes in the Lower Suwannee NWR that are already being used by not only blue birds, but woodpeckers and other cavity nesters. Soon, theyll be erecting two new bat houses and a large bride over the new trail adjacent to Refuge Headquarters. No matter what project we set out to do, I never have to tell them how to do I, reports Crew Boss Jason Coates. If I do give them direction, its to slow down in this summer heat and humidity. Were always concerned with their safety. submitted by Ranger Pam Darty Mighty Youth Conservation Corps Breaks Records Pictured left to right are Tristan Smith, Riverside HS, Peter Bariteau, Chieand HS, Tucker Woodward, Buchholz HS and Dalton Koonce, Chieand HS trimmed the River Trail. Photo courtesy of Ranger Pam Darty. Pictured clockwise are Peter Bariteau, Tristan Smith, Zachary Hubbard (intern), Tucker Woodward, Dalton Koonce, and Crew Boss Jason Coates pause a moment after bridge building on Shired Island Trail. Photo courtesy of Ranger Pam Darty.
7B LEGAL NOTICESTHAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. (COURT SEAL) LEVY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If order to participate in to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with accommodation in order to participate should Coordinator, Alachua FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2013-CA000197 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DIANE F. BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE FINNBOGADOTTIR BRASWELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DIANE F. BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE BRASWELL A/K/A DIANE FINNBOGADOTTIR BRASWELL; DAVID BRASWELL ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID BRASWELL ; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ; LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT ; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 ; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE case, in the Circuit Court described as: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING TN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW 114 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE N 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 40 SECONDS W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32 A DISTANCE OF 997.87 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 45 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 438.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 40 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 996.72 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 45 SECONDS E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, A DISTANCE OF 438.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 1998 STONER TRAIL VIN FLFLV70A25529SK21 74044662 1998 STONER TRAIL VIN FLFLV70B25529SK21 74044664 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL at 11:00 interest in the surplus from sale. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT in order to participate in this of certain assistance. Please ADA Coordinator, Alachua 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at if the time before the scheduled appearance is less or voice impaired, call 711. hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@ circuit8.org -------I N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 38-2013-CA000859 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MIRTA V. GONZALEZ AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE of Foreclosure for Plaintiff 19, 2014, in the Circuit Court described as: LOT 9, BLOCK 23, RAINBOW LAKES ESTATES, SECTION N, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PHASE 27, 27A THROUGH 27D, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. as: 11630 SE 139TH CT, DUNNELLON, FL 34431; including the building, appurtenances, and at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. Sales are held in the front Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL, on August 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. interest in the surplus from date of the lis pendens must after the sale. 2014. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court -------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Governing Board Meeting, Committee Meetings and Public Hearing : Consider SWFWMD business including adoption of proposed District millage All or part of this meeting of communications media maximum participation of Governing Board members. DATE/TIME: 21, 2014; 9a.m. (Change date) PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa FL Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/ meeting is asked to advise before the workshop/meeting Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 346046899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4703 or 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@ swfwmd. For more information, .Dejonge@watermatters. org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL x4605 (Ad Order EXE0329) ------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: The 28th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School SWFWMD Governing Board DATE/TIME PLACE : Marco Island Marriott Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd, Marco Island FL 34145 cara.martin@watermatters. org or 1(800)423-1476 (FL x4636 (EXE0330) -----NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA) Ridge Lakes Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting Discussion is focused on evaluating and recommendations for adjustments to the strategies the minimum lake levels along the Lake Wales Ridge. All or part of this meeting of communications media maximum participation of Governing Board members. DATE/TIME: 25, 2014; 1:30 p.m. PLACE: Lake Wales Tourist Club; 205 5th St. N., Lake Wales, FL 33853 Pursuant to the provision of the Americans with requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop/ meeting is asked to advise before the workshop/meeting Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 346046899; telephone (352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-231-6103; or email to ADACoordinator@swfwmd. considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, .org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL Melissa Dickens x4422 (Ad Order EXE0331) --------IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Otter Creek WTP Has Products Above Drinking Water Standards What happened? violated a drinking water standard. Although this is to know what happened, what we are doing to correct this situation. the presence of drinking water contaminants. Testing results we received from samples taken April 29, 2014, when averaged with standards, or maximum contaminant levels (MCL), (DBPs), which includes Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and Haloacetic Acids [Five] (HAA5s). The standard for TTHMs is 80 micrograms per liter (g/L) and the average level of TTHMs over the last standard for HAA5s is 60 g/L, the average level of was 79.88 g/L. What should I do? Some people who drink water containing TTHMs in excess of the MCL over problems with their liver, increased risk of getting cancer. Some people who drink water containing HAA5s in excess of the MCL over increased risk of getting cancer. concerned about their choose alternative sources of water for ingestion. What does this mean? This is not an immediate What is being done? This is what we are doing to lower our DBPs levels: We are reducing the chlorine residual to help reduce DBPs. We are increasing sampling for DBPs. We will samples show levels of DBPs below the MCLs. We have an engineer evaluating the situation. He will be making a recommendation in the coming weeks. There are several options available to us. For more information, please contact the town clerk, Connie Caldwell, at Town Hall (352) 486-4766. Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, not have received this notice in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this public place or distributing This notice is being sent to ID#: 2380854 2014. -------Down Across1. ___-ski 6. Wheel of Fortune category 12. Set beforehand 14. Unvarying procedure 16. Slips of paper with gummed backs 18. Magazine 19. A pint, maybe 20. Peevish 22. Australian runner 23. 100 dinars 25. Clear, as a disk 26. I had no ___! 27. Chips in 29. ... ___ he drove out of sight 30. Articial leg? 31. Precedent setter (2 wds) 33. Pressed milk curd 34. A little night music 35. Fly high 36. Easy 39. Break 43. Bullying, e.g. 44. Car accessory 45. Aromatic solvent 46. Bills, e.g. 47. Couples 49. Corks country 50. Death on the Nile cause, perhaps 51. Kneecap 53. Parenthesis, essentially 54. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, e.g., type of writer 56. A distinct component of something larger 58. Accord 59. Person of mixed ancestry 60. Hes a real go-___. 61. Scottish landowner 1. Power structure 2. Nutty confection 3. Repairs a broken chair 4. C___ la vie! 5. Escape, in a way 6. Commendation 7. Trigger, for one 8. Charge 9. Absorbed, as a cost 10. Without xing a future meeting date (2 wds) 11. Paints that dry to a hard, glossy nish 13. Certain surgeons patient 15. Solution of solvent and dissolved matter 17. Beat 21. Container weight 24. Pertaining to Latvians 26. Stress, in a way 28. Bathroom item 30. Cut 32. Tarzan extra 33. Bunk 35. Boxers warnings 36. Pretense 37. Degrading 38. Having a pointed end 39. Ashtabulas lake 40. Dry, red table wine 41. Jack Russell, for one 42. Built 44. One up 47. Adhesive 48. Squalid section of a city 51. Four gills 52. Biblical shepherd 55. Abbr. after a name 57. ___ Today, daily newspaper Crossword Puzzlee answers for this weeks crossword puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up
8B CHICKEN AND YELLOW RICE1 whole chicken 4 chicken bouillon cubes 1 10oz. Pkg. Of Yellow Rice (Mahatma is my personal choice) stick butter Boil chicken in water. Add 4 chicken bouillon cubes. When chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from liquid and cool. Save liquid for rice. Once chicken is cool, pick all meat o the bone into bite size pieces. Cook yellow rice following bag instructions except use the above liquid instead of water. Add stick butter. Half-way through cooking time put picked chicken in the pot with rice. Serve with baby green peas and hot sauce on the side. Serves 4-6RAMEKIN APPLE PIESFor 2 pies (Double for 4 pies if you have company!): 2 ramekins 1 pkg. Ready to Use Pillsbury Pie Crust 1 can Apple Pie Filling tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. sugar Roll out one package of pie crusts. Set ramekin upside down on pie crust and outline bowl with inch added to rim. Tuck the pie circle inside the ramekin. Be sure you leave pie crust on the rim to pinch. Each pie crust makes two ramekin apple pies. Repeat same with the second crust. Pour canned apple pie lling into small mixing bowl. With knife, slice the apples into inch (more or less) pieces. Add the cinnamon and sugar. Spoon lling into ramekins. Roll and cut the leftover pie crust in to strips for the pie top crust. Lattice the strips to top of pie. Cook at 450* for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 325* for an additional 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.PennysRecipes Welcome to the kitchen! Penny Lofton, mother of six and grandmother of 12, is always in the kitchen cooking up some homemade goodness trying out new recipes and dusting o old ones! Come on in....lets get cooking!www.facebook.com/pennysrecipes Outlaws on I-4Back in the 1960s, I-4 was built across the state of Florida and it went through the middle of Orlando. On the southwest side of town on 33rd St., approximately where the Orange County jail is today, there was a small cattle ranch and the four-lane road split the property. e ranch owner sold his cows and sold the land to an outt up north to build apartments on it. When he gathered the cows up he missed two old outlaws (cows he couldnt pen). e road crews had torn down the fences and those two would come out of the woods at night and graze on the center median. ey almost caused several wrecks. e sheri called TCO to catch the cows. We loaded up our horses and cow dogs in the cow truck and set out for Rio Grande Ave. and 33rd St. in Orlando. ese cows would hide out in the woods during the day and come out on the road in the night so we had to hunt for them. We let the dogs work them for awhile then we took o to rope them. TCO was after one and I was after the other one. e old cowman that had owned the land had dug a small landll in the woods. When I roped the cow she ran o into this trash pit. ere was a cow, rope, horse, and me all piled up together. I got my horse up and out of there. e cow fought and was trying to hook my horse and I had to bust her. Finally I got her to the truck, we loaded up the cows and headed back to TM Britt Ranch. Moral of the Story: Without I-4 there would not have been a problem! But still just another day for us cowboys. Contact Bill for a CD at 352/493-2766 or write him at: 8151 NW 77 Place, Chieand, 32626. DIY TipSour Smelling TowelsWhenever possible, always use bleach when washing towels. If this is not possible (for colored towels), pour a cup of white vinegar or 1/4 cup Febreeze into the washer with the towels and detergent. Never overload the washer with too many towels as they will not have room to agitate and clean thoroughly. For a towel you are currently using, hang it in a fashion that will allow it to dry completely between uses; if thrown on the oor in a ball or folded over a towel bar, it can quickly mildew and the smell is hard to get rid of. Obituaries continued from page 5Bgirl. She later met and married her husband, Marshall Futch, they raised their children primarily in Dixie County, and was a member of Lydia Baptist Church. She retired after several years of service with the Wakulla County Sheris Department. Gerry is best known to her children and grandchildren as being a hard worker, good wife and mother, and held strong to family values passing down traditions that taught them to come together. Some of those traditions included anksgiving and Christmas recipes and big family gettogethers. Gerry is best remembered as a generous, thoughtful woman. Who can nd a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. e heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil... Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. (Proverbs 31) She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Marshall Futch; and her children: Jimmie (Marilyn) Futch, Ronnie (Ellen) Futch and Linda Futch, all of Dixie County; as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jarrett omas and Jimmie Futch ociating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation was held at 3 .pm., one hour prior to the service. Following the services, family and friends gathered at Lydia Baptist Church for fellowship. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City Florida, 352/498-5400.WALTER A. MOCKMr. Walter A. Mock of Old Town passed away at the age of 79 on July 5, 2014 following a brief illness. Mr. Mock was born in Carrabelle, Florida but had lived in Old Town for six years after moving there from Perry. Mr. Mock was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from the Proctor and Gamble Paper Company in Perry. Mr. Mock was a member of the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Mabel Mock, a son Walter A. Mock, Jr., three sisters and one brother. Mr. Mock is survived by his wife of 45 years Peggy Mock; his daughter,s Angelia J. (Ronnie) Dean and Stacy (Dean) Watson; his sons, Jimmy Sutton and Freddie (Stacy) Mock; a daughter-in-law, Bambi Mock; his brothers: Herbert (Catherine) Mock, eron (Sherry) Mock and Donnie (Betty Ruth) Mock; and a sister Jessie Mae (Jim) Bockelman; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members, also survive. A memorial service was held for Mr. Mock at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastor Randy Richardson and Pastor Wendell Rudd ociating. Arrangements are under the direction of Watson Funeral Home 426 W. Wade St, Trenton, FL 32693; 352/463-8888.EUGENE RANDOLPH HODGES, SR.Mr. Eugene Randolph (Gene) Hodges, Sr. of Cedar Key, Florida passed away at the age of 77 on July 6, 2014. Born in Gainesville, Florida he was a lifelong resident of Cedar Key and a member of the United Methodist Church. Mr. Hodges was a retired Florida House Representative serving from 1972 until 1988 serving on such committees as Agriculture and General Legislation, Natural Resources, Government Operations, Appropriations and on the Florida Parole Commission. He also served as a judge for the City of Cedar Key and on the Cedar Key Planning Commission. He was an athlete and played football, basketball and softball. He loved hunting, shing and lobstering along with hunting with his camp family. Mr. Hodges is survived by his wife, Annette Jones Hodges of Cedar Key; two sons, Randy (Debbie) Hodges of Crystal River and Michael (Anna) Hodges of Cedar Key; an adopted son Bobby Trammel of Cedar Key; his daughter Gina (Bill) Tovine of Clermont; step-daughter Jamie Na of Cedar Key; brother Hal (Karen) Hodges of Cedar Key; sister Nancy (Don) Duden of Tallahassee; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Friday July 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Cedar Key with Pastor Savai A. Maiselle and Pastor Todd Pope ociating. Burial will follow in Cedar Key Cemetery. Visitation will be held on ursday July 10, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home in Chieand. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 338, Cedar Key, FL 32626. Knau Funeral Home in Chieand is in charge of the arrangements; 715 W. Park Avenue, Chieand, FL 32626; 352/493-4777. SWPA 2014 Logger of the Year Goes to Eddie Hodge of Williston TimberLogging and working in the woods is just our way of life said Eddie Hodge, President of Williston Timber Co Inc., established 1977 in Williston, Florida. Eddie Hodge and his brother Johnny went to work with their father, Chuck Hodge as soon as they graduated from high school. Mr. Chuck Hodge had a stumping and later land clearing business since the late 1940s. Brothers Eddie and Johnny launched Williston Timber Co Inc. based on their love of the wood business and upon the principals of family and responsibility learned from their Dad Chuck. Younger brother Billy also went to work for the family enterprise as soon as he was out of school. Eddies mom, Essie Hodge, wife Julie Hodge, younger brother Billy, Christine Hodge late wife of Johnny Hodge, and all the grandchildren are involved with the day to day operations of Williston Timber Co Inc. and Derby Gold. Derby Gold is a pine shavings and pellet mill that was opened by this entrepreneurial family in 2000. e mill distributes their products all over central Florida, the US and internationally. Williston Timber and Derby Gold combined employ 50 personnel in total. Williston Timber Co Inc., which has two hill/pine crews and one swamp crew, employs 30 people total including 12 drivers along with additional contract haulers for 10 to 12 trucks at any given time. Like many logging companies the business began cutting and hauling using chain saws and cable skidders. Now the operation is fully mechanized and over the years has been able to maximize production and improve income using technological innovations in harvesting equipment, etc. However, over the last ten (10) years or so income has remained at compared to the rising costs of doing business. Since the 1990s Eddie and family, like so many others have had to rely on their wits and their guts to see them through. e decision to expand their interests to include Derby Gold has been the dierence between success and failure of the logging operation. Another primary issue of concern for the logging operation is the number of acres in Florida that are being converted from growing trees to other uses. e need for our industry and related industry partners to work together has never been greater than now said Eddie. Eddie is one of the original Florida wood producers who worked to form the Southeastern Wood Producers Association and served on the SWPA Board of Directors from 1991 to 2003. He is also a past Chamber and Rotary Club member. e family businesses consistently support local high school clubs and activities, annually sponsor the Johnny Hodge Memorial High School Rodeo, statewide equestrian events, the Sand Slough Hunting Club, and Gainesville Assisted Riding and erapy, a therapeutic horse riding group for handicapped children. When asked about why Eddie chose to be a logger he stated: My lifeblood and sweat are in it. Staying viable is going to continue to be a struggle but I will continue to ght the good ght. It is my hope that as an overall industry we will recognize the value of the Logger and work .together to make this industry sustainable. It is an honorable life. submitted by the Southwestern Wood Producers Association, Jekyll Island, Ga..