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Bronson Sewers 8A Meth Lab Bust 3A Bronson JROTC 6A AMVETS Help Vet 8A SMAC Champs 1B Bronson Baseball 1B By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterOne of Levy County’s brightest high school math and science scholars was honored by the Levy County School Board and Superintendent Bob Hastings at last week’s board meeting. Willie Duncan, a Williston High School student who carries a perfect un-weighted grade point average of 4.0 is the county’s 2014 Sunshine State Scholar. WHS has won the award four out of the last ve years. He is planning to attend a university and major in mathematics or engineering. Kathy Lawrence, coordinator of the Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM) program for gifted students said Duncan has been the highest scoring WHS student in the areas of math, science, social studies and foreign language for the past two years. Former Star Chieand Athlete Dies in Two Car Crash By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterA 20-year-old former star athlete from Chieand High School was killed early on the morning of Feb. 12 when the vehicle in which he was a passenger struck a palm tree in the median of U.S. 19 in south Chieand. e Florida Highway Patrol said Deshawn Roland was riding in a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria driven by Reginald V. Adams, 30, of Chieand when the crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. near SE 9th Ave. in Chieand. Roland was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Adams was taken to the same hospital with serious injuries. A second passenger in the vehicle, Stephena M. Peterson, 31, of Chieand, also suered serious injuries and was taken to Shands. FHP did not identify the driver of the rst vehicle, a 2006 Nissan Titan, but said a passenger in the vehicle, Nikki L. Reppert, 31, of Chieand suered serious injuries. Both vehicles were traveling south on U.S. 19 when for reasons unknown both vehicles traveled across the center median that has a raised concrete curb around it. While traveling across the median the Adams vehicle struck a palm tree on the right side but continued to travel in a southeasterly direction. At some point the left front of the rst vehicle struck the left side of the Adams vehicle. After impact both vehicles came to nal rest in the Marathon Store parking lot on the east side of U.S. 19 with the second vehicle facing north and the rst vehicle facing in a southeasterly direction. FHP did not return phone calls Monday. e agency said the investigation is continuing and charges are pending. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterFlorida senior citizens are frequently targeted by people who want to take their money, but the Florida Legislature created an organization in 1989 that helps protect seniors and assists in getting their money back. Seniors vs. Crime was organized as a way for seniors to combat crime. It has evolved into a statewide organization of volunteers who provide direct services to seniors victimized or taken advantage of by businesses or service providers. Barbara omas, who heads Seniors vs. Crime in this area, told the Chieand Rotary Club the organization has recovered $14 million for Florida victims. e organization helps anyone who asks for help, but is focused on helping seniors. “is is a very successful program and I give credit to our volunteers,” she said, noting that many are older people. e Seniors vs. Crime oce is located at the Levy County Sheri’s Oce and can be reached at (352) 486-5111 Ext. 356. Oce hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday or by appointment. Or call 1-800-203-3099, or visit the website at: She cited one case where an older woman owned a home on a big piece of property that was sold. e developers came to the woman many times oering her a quit claim deed if she would move. e woman contacted Seniors vs. Crime and eventually was able to get $60,000 for her home. omas cited a dierent case where an elderly woman tried to get her money back for a hearing aid she purchased, but the hearing aid company Journal Awarded Four Year Contract for County Commission Advertising By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County Commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to award the Levy County Journal a four-year contract to publish county delinquent tax list and newspaper legal advertising. e Journal was twice the low bidder for the county commission’s business. e rst set of bids for the Journal and the Chieand Citizen were thrown out at the request of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown for technical irregularities. Sealed rebids were opened on Feb. 12 in the oce of County Coordinator Freddie Moody with representatives of both newspapers watching. e Journal bid six cents per line for the rst publication of the delinquent property tax list and county legal ads and .051 for the nal two publications of the tax list and legal ads. e Chieand Citizen bid 9 cents per line for the rst publication of the tax list and legal ads .0765 for the next two publications of the list and ads. Concerning display advertisements, the Journal bid $1.50 per column inch for the rst publication and $1.275 for the subsequent publications of the advertisement. e Citizen bid $1.97 per column inch for the rst publication and $1.6745 for the next publications of the advertisement. continued to page 5A Deshawn Roland was a popular star athlete at Chieand High School. Photo Credit: continued to page 3ASeniors vs. Crime Assists Senior Citizens with Getting their Money BackLeaders in African American Community Honored for Contributions By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County members of the African American community celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 13 in the courthouse recognizing contributions made by political leaders, military men, educators, parents and grandparents. e 15th Annual gathering was sponsored by Clerk of Circuit Court Danny Shipp and was organized by Chieand artist and author Carolyn Cohens as a way of acknowledging those who laid the foundations for future generations. Among the many honored at the event was former Chieand Mayor John Henry Donaldson, who served in the U.S. Marines before he came home to serve as the city’s rst black mayor.Talented Williston Student Honored as Academic StarLevy County’s recipient of the 2014 State Sunshine Scholar Award receives recognition at last week’s board meeting. From the left are Williston School Board member Robert Philpot, Erica Reddick (WHS precalculus teacher), Duncan and School Superintendent Robert Hastings. Photo by Terry Witt.continued to page 3A Black History month organizer Carolyn Cohens stands among photographs of leaders of the community honored at the gathering. Photo by Terry Witt.Price of Courthouse Renovations Grew Without Formal Approval By Terry WittSenior Staff Writere Levy County Commission completed about $158,000 in renovations and improvements inside the courthouse last year, and while quotes were obtained from contractors that wanted the work, two of the projects morphed into something bigger and more expensive without being brought back for commission approval. at was the conclusion of County Coordinator Freddie Moody when answering questions posed by resident Ron Grant in Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Grant’s questions were directed to Commission Chairman John Meeks, but when Meeks ran out of answers, Moody elded the questions. Grant was concerned about the cost of renovation of the upstairs civil oce, the county commission meeting room and the county commission oce complex and whether the projects were properly bid. Moody said the county solicited quotes from contractors for all three projects, but after the work was underway the projects changed and he didn’t seek approval of the changes by the county commission. Moody said the county will change its internal policy this year to require sealed bids for most purchases, a practice that was once the standard. He said the process of obtaining quotes instead of sealed bids has become more common in county government, but sealed bids would be better. e county would still have the option of purchasing continued to page 5A continued to page 3A


2A Jail Media Report from 02/09/2015 to 02/15/2015BAKER, STEPHEN MICHAEL, 23, OF INGLIS, FL: VOP BATTERY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. COURNOYER, TAMARA, 41, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; BATTERY ON OFFICER OR FIREFIGHTER; RESIST OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE. DAVIS JR, JOE NELSON, 39, OF CROSS CITY, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. ELDER, JAMES ANTHONY, 60, OF OLD TOWN, FL: TAKE DEER OR TURKEY WITH GUN AND LIGHT; FIRING WEAPON DISCHARGE FIREARM FROM VEHICLE; POSSESSION OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON. GOODMAN, JOSHUA, 32, OF MORRISTON, FL: POSS METH W INTENT TO SELL MANUFACTURE DELIVER; SELL METHAMPHETAMINE. GRISHAM, DARRIN WILLIAM, 36, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. HANLEY, PATIENCE ELIZABETH, 26, OF OLD TOWN, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT. HOWARD, TONI, 54, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: RETAIL THEFT; TRESPASSING PROPERTY NOT STRUCTURE OR CONVEY; PROB VIOLATION. JONES JR, LEROY, 49, OF OCALA, FL: DUI Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most WantedALCOHOL OR DRUGS. LOPEZ, WILBUR, 26, OF DUNNELLON, FL: VIOL NONRESIDENT EXEMPTION DRIVERS LIC; OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. MITCHEM, RUSSELL, 34, OF BRONSON, FL: BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE. NAVEDO SR, JOSE JULIO, 29, OF WILLISTON, FL: POSS OF COCAINE X 2; POSS OF MARIJUANA M/T TWENTY GRAMS. PHILIPPE, LENA JO, 47, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. QUINN, JON MANUEL, 35, OF OCALA, FL: LARC PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS. THOMPSON, DONNA ALYCE, 38, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION. ADAMS, TIRELL DELAND VOP CT I POSSESS L/T 20 GRMS MARIJUANA CT II POSSESS PARAPHERNALIA NO BONDGOOLD, W ESLEYOLD TOWN VOP PETIT THEFT BOND 10,000HANDSHAW, SHEACHIEFLAND VOP BATTERY SEABORNE, CHRISTOPHERLIVE OAK VOP PETIT THEFT NO BOND WALKER, VICKIE, 44, OF INGLIS, FL: LARC PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE. WHITE, TIMOTHY LEON, 41, OF MORRISTON, FL: DEAL IN STOLEN PROPERTY; SCHEME TO DEFRAUD.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Sentencings from the Bench WILSON, RODNEYEATONVILLE VOP CT I UTTERING FORGED INSTRUMENT CT II GRAND THEFT NO BONDCircuit Judge William Davis handed down lengthy jail sentences to a number of defendants on Feb. 11 in Levy County Circuit Court. Paul Lavelle Alexander , Jr. 36, Williston, was sentenced to 364 days in the Levy County Detention Center for violating his probation on a cocaine drug dealing charge. Alexander was originally charged with selling cocaine to an undercover source for the Levy County Drug Task Force within 1000 feet of an east Williston school. Alexander violated his probation on Oct. 14, 2014 by testing positive for marijuana in his bloodstream. Tina Louise Butler , 47, Williston, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention center and given 42 days credit for time served in jail after pleading no contest to felony petty theft. Butler was seen on a security camera on Jan. 2, 2015 at the Williston Winn Dixie pushing a grocery cart out of the store without paying for the food and other items. e estimated value of the stolen merchandise was $280. Store management knew Butler. Among the items taken were two boxes of diapers, a box of baby wipes and four bottles of laundry detergent. Later the same day she was seen at the same Winn Dixie store. An alert went out for a shoplifter. e cart Butler was pushing was full of crab legs and smoked sausage. Tamara Deaton Cournoyer , 41, Cedar Key, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention Center, to be followed by 24 months of probation after pleading no contest to resisting an ocer with violence. She was given credit for two days served in jail. e charge stems from an incident on June 4, 2015 when the Rosewood Fire Department and Levy County emergency medical service personnel were trying to clear a scene but were not getting cooperation from Cournoyer, who smelled of alcohol. When she refused to obey the orders of sheri’s deputies who were trying to place her in a patrol car, one ocer picked up her legs to physically place her in the car and was kicked in the thigh and groin by Cournoyer. Donald Richard Farnham , 39, Chieand, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention center, to be followed by 24 months of probation after pleading no contest to unlawful possession of a listed chemical and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. He was given credit for 72 days served in jail. Farnham was stopped by Chieand police on Dec. 2, 2014 after he tried to purchase Pseudoephedrine at the Wal-Mart Supercenter and triggered an alert. He had made 14 purchases of Pseudoephedrine-based products in a year’s time and had been blocked from making seven purchases. When city police stopped him he admitted having marijuana in his pocket and told ocers he buys Pseudoephedrine and sells it for $20 to man who uses it to make methamphetamine. Farnham said he doesn’t use the drug himself. Found in the car were items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine including one pack of Allegra D tablets, lithium batteries, propane fuel and digital scales. Patience Elizabeth Hanley, 26, Old Town, was sentenced to one year and one week in state prison after pleading no contest to disorderly intoxication and battery on an ocer. She was given four days credit for time served in jail. Levy County sheri’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call on July 5, 2014 at 3552 NW 120th St. While trying to take witness statements, Hanley was cursing and interrupting an ocer. Ocers said she was unruly when she was placed in a patrol car. When brought to the Levy Count Detention Center she punched a deputy sheri in the side. Shane A. Schuler , 28, Old Town, was sentenced to 364 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given 103 days credit for time served for violating his probation. e original charge was resisting arrest with violence. Court records said Schuler had to be taken to the ground when ocers tried to handcu him in Fanning Springs. Jerey Earl Stark , 51, no address listed, was sentenced to 364 days in the Levy County Detention Center after pleading no contest to lewd or lascivious exhibition on his stepdaughter. He was given 93 days credit for time served in jail. Stark pulled down his pants and exposed himself in front of his 11-year-old stepdaughter. e girl said on numerous occasions Stark had oered her $20 as she stepped out of the shower, if she would drop the towel covering her naked body. Stark told investigations he was only playing around. State investigators removed four children from the home for their protection. Gary Kent Washington , Jr., 23, Chieand, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention Center after pleading no contest to burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, criminal mischief and grand theft. e jail sentence is to be followed by 36 months of probation. He was given credit for 68 days served in jail. Washington and two co-defendants tried to kick down the door of a woman on Aug. 16, 2014. When they failed to gain entry, they broke a door window to gain entry. One of the co-defendants confessed and identied Washington as a participant in the burglary in which jewelry valued at $5,000 to $10,000 was stolen along with gold coins, quarters and four gold teeth. Total value of the stolen items was $7,000.Medical Event Leads to Crash and Death of Cross City ManA 78-year-old Cross City man died Sunday when he suered a medical event while driving on SE 55A in Dixie County. e Florida Highway Patrol said Donald Pike was driving a 2011 Ford Ranger when the 9:16 a.m. crash occurred. Pike’s passenger, Karen Pike, 66, suered minor injuries. FHP said the vehicle was traveling south on SE 55 and rounding a curve when the medical event caused him to lose control of the vehicle. e truck traveled o the roadway onto an east side grassy shoulder. e undercarriage of the vehicle struck the end of a culvert. e vehicle traveled a sort distance farther and came to rest facing south. e driver was pronounced deadly shortly after being transported from the scene. NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE ENACTMENT Notice of proposed Ordinance enactment on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the City Hall at 490 2nd Street, Cedar Key, Florida the City Commission of Cedar Key shall hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider FINAL adoption of an Ordinance entitled: ORDINANCE NUMBER # 493 AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ANNEXING OF CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO THE CITY OF CEDAR KEY; PROVIDING THE DESCRIPTION OF T H E ANNEXED PROPERTY; PROVIDING T HAT THE ANNEXED AREA BE SUBJECT TO ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND ENTITLED TO ALL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 16791 SW 121 LANE The complete legal descrip tion by metes and bounds and the ordinance can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours. If any person decides to appeal the decision of the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at said PUBLIC HEARING, he /she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If any accommodations are needed for person with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-543 -5132. Pub.: Feb. 19, 26, 2015. PLANNING COMMISSION A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by the Planning Commission on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course of action. The hearing will be held in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The Planning Commission is not bound to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting commences. FP 01-15 Steve McMillen of McSurveying representing Jessica Maass-Hudson, petitioning the board for a Final Plat of “Flint Rock Estates” a residential subdivision consisting of one 12 acre lot. Said parcel is located in Section 20, Township 13S, Range 19E, in Levy County. Said parcel has a zoning designation of “ARR” Agriculture/Rural Residential. Copies of said petition with complete legal descriptions and subsequent staff reports will be available for review at the Levy County Development Department. For Information call 352-486-5203. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard regarding the proposed petitions. Any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the County Commissioners Administration Pub.: Feb. 19, 26, 2015.


3A A suspect in a Feb. 6 drive-by shooting east of Williston has been arrested on ve counts of aggravated assault, two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, according to the Levy County Sheri’s Oce. Robert Junior Rives, 37, opened re on two vehicles that had been parked at the business known as Melvin and Alice’s near the intersection of County Road 318 and Alternate U.S. 27. Rives was armed with a handgun in the 3:30 p.m. shooting. e vehicles were occupied by ve individuals at the time. e drivers of the two vehicles hit by gunre ed the scene and drove east to a residence at the intersection of CR 318 and NE 210 Ave. Investigators recovered four shell casing at the scene of the shooting. ey found that one vehicle had been struck by four bullets and the other vehicle had been hit by at least two bullets. e Williston Police Department responded to assist deputies. Witnesses identied Rives as the shooter. He was located at a residence south of Williston. During the interview, Rives admitted getting into a verbal dispute with some of the occupants of the two vehicles and shooting at them. He said he disposed of the gun before being interviewed. Investigators request that any members of the public who have information about the case report it as soon as possible. LCSO is most interested in recovering the weapon used in the incident to prevent further violence. Citizens can report suspicious activity to LCSO 24 hours a day at 352-349-8477. ey can also make anonymous reports to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.He said he always voted his conscience and he didn’t vote along party lines. “Once people stop seeing parties and colors and seeing right from wrong, we’ll be a better country,” Donaldson said. Donaldson’s grandfather is on the cover of Cohens’ book about the history of Levy County. Wonzell Scarborough, who said his grandmother Julia Henderson was a great inuence, decided on a career in the military after graduating from Chieand High School. He served on two world cruises with the U.S. Navy and then 20 years in the Naval Reserve and later served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. “I thank God for the opportunities in my life,” he said, noting his experience in the military taught him there are no limits on what can be achieved. He said he earned an electrical engineering degree as a result of setting short and long term goals, and with the military’s help. “You can do anything you want to do in life,” Scarborough said. Paul Davis and Yvonne Davis honored their mother, Olivia Jones Whittle Davis who taught Title 1 classes for Chieand Elementary School and was a diligent worker for the Crab Plant summers. She’s been a member of the Church of Christ for more than 40 years and has contributed to the community for more than 60 years. Yvonne Davis said she remembered growing up with a blackboard in the living room that was used to teach both she and her brother the alphabet. ey always took the blackboard for granted, but when they reached school they realized they didn’t have to learn how to read like their classmates. ey had been taught to read by their mother at home. Paul Davis shed tears as he talked about the morals his mother gave he and his sister, morals they have handed down to their children. “Mother encouraged me to do what was right all the time,” he said, looking back at his mother seated along the back wall of the Levy County Commission meeting room, where the gathering took place. “I thank you. I love you.” Orlando City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings presented a proclamation declaring Feb. 13 as William Quinn Day in Orlando. Quinn is a highly decorated war veteran from Vietnam and Desert Storm. He and his wife Naomi Dennis Quinn celebrated the lives of the late Allen Dennis and his wife Victoria Booker Dennis, formerly of Levy County. Dennis lived in Chieand and worked for M.D. “Six” Andrews at Six Mile Still in the turpentine industry. Naomi was the daughter of Allen and Victoria Dennis. Allen Dennis was well respected by the Andrews family, according to Andy Andrews who spoke at the event and is the son of M.D. “Six” Andrews. Andrews said as a boy M.D. would entrust him to accompany Dennis to work. One day he saw Dennis working cattle. “Mr. Allen was a good cowboy, too,” Andrews said. Willetta Jackson honored her mother, the late Bertha Monroe, a well-known teacher in Chieand. Monroe taught at Chieand Junior High School, the city’s black school before it burned down. She then taught at Chieand Elementary School. “She had a passion for helping people and teaching,” Jackson said. Jackson said her mother was also known for being frank with people. She said if her mother saw someone on the street that wasn’t clean, she would tell them to go home and take a bath to get clean. She said Jesus went around doing good things, and while she wasn’t comparing her mother to Jesus, she said her mother went around doing good things, too. “She would neglect herself for others,” Jackson said. “I thank God for what she instilled in me.” Pastor Donnell Sanders said Monroe was one of the rst people he met in Chieand. He said he spent quite a bit of time with her before her transition into the next world. “I heard about the passion she had and how she used it to structure people’s lives,” he said. “As she passed, I was near her. I was really touched by her.”Leaders in African American Community Honored for Contributions continued from page 1A Carolyn Cohens welcomes former Chieand Mayor John Henry Donaldson. He is holding a photograph of himself as a young man in the U.S. Marines. He was Chieand’s rst black mayor. Photo by Terry Witt. Paul Davis and Yvonne Davis honor their mother Olivia Jones Whittle Davis. Photo by Terry Witt. Orlando City Commissioner Samuel Ings (left) declares Feb. 13 William Quinn Day in Orlando in honor of his distinguished military career. William Quinn (center) is seen with his wife Naomi Dennis Quinn (right), daughter of the late Allen Dennis and Victoria Booker Dennis. Photo by Terry Witt.e Levy County Drug Task Force dismantled one laboratory and made one arrest after targeting individuals making and selling methamphetamine in the Ocala Highlands West area of the county last week. DTF received numerous tips from the public and from Crime Stoppers of Levy County that helped identify the suspect responsible for the lab. Chieand police and the Levy County Sheri’s Oce participated in the investigation. e drug task force located the clandestine methamphetamine laboratory on Feb. 10 in a residence at the corner of SW 214 Ave. and SE 71st Place. e lab was dismantled by trained law enforcement ocers. DTF investigators conducted a “bust-buy” operation that resulted in the arrest of Joshua Goodman, 32. An undercover investigator made contact with Goodman who agreed to sell methamphetamine. After completing the purchase, Goodman was arrested on charges of possession and sale of methamphetamine. Joshua Goodman refused to refund the money. Seniors vs. Crime made a call to the business and they refunded her $2,500. Seniors vs. Crime was formed as a result of an Attorney General’s Task Force on Crimes Against the Elderly. e program remains connected to the Florida Attorney General. When volunteers make calls to organizations or businesses that may have taken advantage of a senior citizen, they identify themselves as being with Seniors vs. Crime, a Special Project of the Florida Attorney General. It usually gets the attention of the person receiving the call. Seniors vs. Crime is partnered with the Gilchrist and Levy County Sheri’s Oce, Chieand Police Department, Williston Police Department, Inglis Police Department and Cedar Key Police Department. Seniors vs. Crime Assists Senior Citizens with Getting their Money Back continued from page 1A He earned a perfect score of 150 on the Post-Secondary Education Readiness mathematics test and has taken advanced placement and dual enrollment college courses at WHS. e State Sunshine Scholar program is hosted by the Florida Education Foundation in partnership with the Division of Florida Colleges, the State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education. Duncan and other Sunshine State Scholars, who are among Florida’s highest-achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics students are to be honored at a statewide event. e two-day awards and recruitment event celebrates the accomplishments of these elite students and provides a unique opportunity for Florida’s colleges and universities to recruit their talents. e STEM program is aimed at encouraging talented students to pursue post-secondary careers in high skill and high-wage jobs that will help grow Florida’s economy.Talented Williston Student Honored as Academic Star continued from page 1AChieand Rotary Club President Rob Alexander thanks Barbara Thomas for her presentation on Seniors Vs. Crime. Photo by Terry Witt.Williston Drive-By Shooting Suspect Facing Multiple Felony Charges Meth Investigation Busts Lab and Leads to Arrest of Suspect Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside Floridacall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@levyjournal.comJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County


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 legals@levyjournal.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 publisher’s liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy deadline is noon Friday. LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateOpponents of charter schools have claimed that these schools are “cherry-picking” the students they admit, and that this explains why many charter schools get better educational results with less money than public schools do. Many controversies about how students should be admitted to educational institutions, especially those supported by the taxpayers, betray a fundamental confusion about what these institutions are there for. is applies to both schools and colleges. Admitting students strictly on the basis of their academic qualications, which might seem to be common sense, is rejected by many college admissions committees. A dean of admissions at Harvard, years ago, said, “the question we ask is: how well has this person used the opportunities available to him or her?” In other words, the issue is seen as which of the competing applicants are more deserving. Since some people have had far better educational opportunities than others, that is supposed to be taken into account in deciding whom to admit. is myopic view of admissions decisions, as a question of choosing between applicant A versus applicant B, totally ignores the reason for the existence of educational institutions in the rst place. ese institutions were not created in order to dispense favors to particular individuals, but to confer benets on society at large, by supplying graduates with skills valuable to the other members of society. When Jonas Salk applied to selective Townsend Harris High School in New York, and later to the then-selective City College of New York (CCNY), there might well have been some other student, not quite as academically qualied, who could have been admitted instead, on the basis of having overcome greater handicaps than Jonas Salk had. But the relevant question is: Would that other student have been equally likely to create a vaccine that would banish the scourge of polio? is is not a question of elitism versus egalitarianism. e vanquishing of polio was a boon to millions of people, rich and poor alike, to people of every race, color and creed, in countries around the world. ank heaven Salk was not kept out of selective educational institutions for the sake of “social justice” to one other individual who could have been admitted in his place. e track record of New York’s selective public high schools -especially the most selective, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech -includes graduates whose contributions have created social benets that have led to all sorts of awards and prizes, up to and including Nobel Prizes, seven Nobel Prizes in physics alone for graduates of the Bronx High School of Science alone. Attacks on selective educational institutions, including attacks on academic qualications as prime criteria, have been made across the country, for years on end. In New York, the attack on strict academic admissions standards at CCNY succeeded decades ago, while attacks on the selective public high schools have not yet succeeded. ose who attacked the strict admissions standards at CCNY demanded “open admissions” -which was an impossible demand from the outset. If just anybody could get into CCNY, then it would no longer be CCNY in any meaningful sense, so what would those admitted accomplish by getting in? ey could get into the buildings but there was no longer the same education there. Turning what had once been known as “the poor man’s Harvard” into just another failing institution was apparently an object lesson. “Open admissions” was dropped. Today teachers’ unions are attacking charter schools for supposedly “cherry-picking” which students to admit. In reality, the students are usually chosen by lottery, but there is selectivity in the sense that the most concerned parents are more likely to put their children’s names in the lottery, and the most successful children are the ones most likely to stay on to graduate. Any hope of successfully educating poor minority children depends on separating them from the hoodlums who make education impossible in so many ghetto schools. If charter schools do that, more power to them. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Michele MalkinCreators SyndicateBeing a San Francisco liberal means never having to say you’re sorry. Or wrong. Take Nancy Pelosi, please. Five years ago, California’s genius Bay Area Democrat declared that government unemployment checks generate job growth. Yes, really. “Let me say about unemployment insurance,” she told reporters, “this is one of the biggest stimuluses (sic) to our economy. Economists will tell you, this money is spent quickly. It injects demand into the economy and is job creating.” She babbled on: “It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name, because, again, it is money that is needed for families to survive, and it is spent. So it has a double benet. It helps those who’ve lost their jobs, but it also is a job creator.” What Crazy-Cakes Pelosi failed to mention, however, is the long-established conclusion of labor economists from all parts of the political spectrum that extending unemployment insurance benets prolongs unemployment. While she heralded the short-term eects on consumer spending, she ignored the blindingly obvious: Outside the land of progressive make-believe, workers respond to incentives. Over the long term, subsidizing joblessness creates more of it. I bring this all up because a new paper from the venerable, nonpartisan National Bureau of Economic Research concludes that the recent job gains Pelosi and the Democrats are now crowing about may be due to the very policy they fought so hard against: ending extended unemployment benets. “We nd that a 1 percent drop in benet duration leads to a statistically signicant increase of employment by 0.0161 log points,” the NBER economists reported. In practical terms, it means that “1.8 million additional jobs were created in 2014 due to the benet cut.” Take note: “Almost 1 million of these jobs were lled by workers from out of the labor force who would not have participated in the labor market had benet extensions been reauthorized.” e jobs bump coincided with the expiration of the 99week UI benets extension passed as part of the Obama stimulus package. Remember: Laid-o workers were already collecting up to 79 weeks of unemployment in half of the states before the last extension. Democrats were pushing for yet another 13-week extension that would have cost tens of billions of dollars more. e cost of the joint federal-state program is borne by employers who pay state and federal taxes on a portion of wages paid to each employee in a calendar year. Remarkably, the NBER analysis attributed “61 percent of the aggregate employment growth in 2014” to the congressional cuto in unemployment benets at the end of 2013. Here’s the NBER team’s bottom line for Pelosi and her fellow unemployment benets cheerleaders: “e ndings in this paper imply that the negative eects of unemployment benet extensions on employment far outweigh the potential stimulative eects often ascribed to this policy.” is vindication comes after a hyperbolic campaign by Democrats accusing Republicans of “meanness” and “obstruction” for opposing “temporary” unemployment benets that have become enshrined permanently. But it’s not just partisan hacks in Washington who’ve so falsely demonized those opposed to endless unemployment checks as a “job creation” vehicle. During the contentious debate over extending UI checks as part of the Obama stimulus in 2009, I argued on an ABC “is Week with George Stephanopoulos” panel, “If you put enough government cheese in front of people, they are just going to keep eating it.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker took oense, mischaracterizing standard economic arguments for moral judgment. “Does the right really believe the unemployed are lazy?” she wailed. e left-leaning journalism outt at PolitiFact jumped on board, rating my 100 percent-true reference to decades of labor economics literature on UI’s impact on joblessness “half-true.” And the George Soros-funded hitmen of Media Matters called me and several other conservatives “reality”-deniers for stating the bloody obvious about UI’s warped incentives -even though their favorite “progressive” economist Paul Krugman acknowledged that “everyone agrees that really generous unemployment benets, by reducing the incentive to seek jobs, can raise the NAIRU” (the minimum rate of unemployment consistent with a stable ination rate). e politicians posing as economy-healers and the political operatives posing as journalists will no doubt nd clever ways to slice, dice and explain away the latest NBER ndings. But this simple truth endures: Government dependency doesn’t “create” jobs. It kills them. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Damaging Admissions Attention, San Fran Nan: Government Dependency Kills Jobscontinued on page 5AGlib 'Happy Talk'By Thomas SowellWhen Alfred E. Neuman said “What me worry?” on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice. In a musical comedy, it would be hilarious to have the president send out his “happy talk” message by someone whose credibility was already thoroughly discredited by her serial lies on television about the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012. Unfortunately -indeed, tragically -the world today is about as far from a musical comedy as you can get, with terrorists rampaging across the Middle East, leaving a trail of unspeakable atrocities in their wake, and with Iran moving closer to producing a nuclear bomb, with an intercontinental missile on the horizon. We will be lucky to get through the remainder of President Obama’s term in oce without a major catastrophe, from which we may or may not recover. Iran has announced repeatedly that it plans to wipe Israel o the face of the earth. But you don’t need an intercontinental missile to reach Israel from Iran. Teheran is less than a thousand miles from Jerusalem. As was said long ago, “Send not to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee.” It was painfully ironic to hear Ms. Rice tell us that the danger we face today is not as serious as the dangers we faced in World War II. Anyone who has actually studied the period that led up to World War II knows that the Western democracies followed feckless policies remarkably similar to those that we are following today. And anyone who studies that war itself knows that the West came dangerously close to losing it before nally getting their act together and turning things around. In a nuclear age, we may not have time to let reality nally sink in on our leaders and wake up the public to the dangers. ere was lots of “happy talk” in the West while Hitler was building up his Nazi war machine during the 1930s, as the Western intelligentsia were urging the democracies to disarm. e dangers of Hitler’s sudden rise to power in Germany during the early 1930s were played down, and even ridiculed, by politicians, journalists and the intelligentsia in both Britain and France. A temporary political setback for the Nazis in 1933 was hailed by a French newspaper as “the piteous end of Hitlerism” and a British newspaper said even earlier that Hitler was “done for.” Prominent British intellectual Harold Laski opined that Hitler was “a cheap conspirator rather than an inspired revolutionary, the creature of circumstances rather than the maker of destiny.” In other words, Hitler and the Nazis were the “junior varsity” of their day, in the eyes of the know-it-alls. Even after Hitler consolidated his political power in Germany, imposed a dictatorship and began building up a


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Today, when people can graduate from even our most prestigious colleges and universities utterly ignorant of history, many people -even in high places -have no idea how close the Western democracies came to losing World War II. For the rst three years of that war, the West lost battle after battle in both Europe and Asia. France collapsed and surrendered after just six weeks of ghting, and few expected the British to survive the blitzkrieg Hitler unleashed on them from the air. Americans were defeated by the Japanese in the Philippines and, as prisoners of war, faced the horrors of the infamous Bataan death march. When the British nally won the battle of El Alamein in North Africa in November 1942, this was their rst victory, more than three years after Britain entered the war. A nuclear war is not likely to last three years, so there is unlikely to be time enough to recover from years of glib, foolish words and catastrophic decisions. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COMGlib ‘Happy Talk’ continued from page 4A Journal Awarded Four Year Contract for County Commission Advertising continued from page 1A e bidding of newspaper advertising was something new this year. e county commission made a controversial decision in November of last year to scrap its system of awarding the delinquent tax list to newspapers by alternating publication of the list between the Journal and the Citizen. e Journal had been scheduled to publish the tax list this spring, a contract worth about $60,000, but former commissioner Ryan Bell, having lost the September primary, decided at his last meeting on Nov. 4 to cancel the rotation system and go to sealed bids. Commissioners Danny Stevens and Mike Joyner supported his motion to make the change. Journal ocials protested, saying the non-agenda item on Nov. 4 had caught them by surprise and they should have been given the $60,000 delinquent tax list contract this spring. ey suggested switching to competitive bidding for next year when both newspapers would have time to prepare. But county commissioners insisted on going with competitive bidding. e Journal then won the competitive bids twice and will have a four-year contract with the county. items like cars, trucks and equipment through the state bid contract process. e county doesn’t have to advertise for bids when using the state bid process. Counties and cities throughout Florida can purchase items directly from a business preselected by the state to sell that particular item. e complete remodel of the upstairs civil oce of the clerk’s oce was done to provide better security for the women who work up there, but because the contractor, Staley Construction, found that the windows were leaking and had to be replaced and found unexpected problems in the 78-year-old courthouse, the project became more expensive than original estimates, according to Moody. Final cost of the remodel was $82,972, but the changes made the work environment much safer for the clerks. Moody said once again he should have brought the higher price tag back to the county commission for approval. Grant thanked him for falling on his sword for the commissioners. e civil oce work included new walls, countertops, work areas, exterior sot, windows, ashing, ooring and new data lines to the court room and clerk’s oce, new doors, safety glass and security cameras to alert bailis to any problems that might be developing on the second oor. e remodel of the commissioners’ oce complex on the rst oor of the courthouse started out as a single contractor bid to give the human resources director more space, but Moody said it was decided that county construction crews could handle some of the work to save money. He said the county also decided to tear out the two bathrooms in the lobby of the oce complex and convert them to other uses. Removal and replacement of interior walls, installation of a door, removal of the old restroom (health and odor issues) and electrical rewriting and painting cost $5,650.94. e addition of new ooring to replace moldy carpet cost $6,801.85 and the addition of a secure ling cabinet for human resources cost $5,197. e renovation of the commission meeting room started as an eort to improve the acoustics, but became a complete remodel of the room costing $57,379. e boardroom renovations that included a new dais for commissioners to sit behind, new ooring, rebuilding of the platform under the dais, adding a new podium and reworking the doors, plus demolition work was the biggest share of the commission meeting room project, costing $36,740.89. New communications equipment, including speakers, two large screen televisions for displaying information to the public and commissioners, wiring, cable, recording equipment and microphones carried a price tag of $18,438.20. Cushioned seating in the commission room cost $2,200.Price of Courthouse Renovations Grew Without Formal Approval continued from page 1A By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterA 24-year-old Ocala man was sentenced to 15 years in state prison on Feb. 11 for participating in an armed robbery that netted more than $10,000 from a Williston store last year. Guillermo Eduardo Centero-Marroquin must serve a minimum mandatory 10 years in prison for using a rearm in the robbery. Circuit Judge William Davis gave CenteroMarroquin credit for 142 days served in the Levy County Detention Center. Levy County Circuit Court records said the robbery occurred on Sept. 20, 2014 at the La Esperanza Store in Williston when Centero-Marroquin and two co-defendants drove from Ocala and entered the store. All three suspects were wearing black pants, black long sleeve shirts, dark gloves and black ski masks when they forced the storeowner behind the service counter and demanded money. One of the men placed a semi-automatic handgun against the back of the head of the store owner and demanded to know where the money was located. e store owner said the money was located under the counter. e robbers removed a metal cash drawer containing $10,038 and ran from the store. ey ed the scene in a 2002 White Yukon, using a series of Williston streets to reach U.S. 27 and head back to Ocala. e Marion County Sheri’s Oce interviewed CenteroMarroquin on Sept. 23. He admitted to the robbery and named the two co-defendants, court records said. Biding by the NumbersHere is a quick look at the numbers involved in the bidding process for legal advertising for the Board of County Commissioners ads and the Delinquent Tax List publication. Included are the rst round of sealed bids for both newspapers. en after the technical annulling of the rst round, there is a second round of again sealed bids. It is interesting to note this second round. 1st bid Re-bid Line Ads/per line Chieand Citizen $ .49 $ .09 Levy County Journal $ .09 $ .06 Display Ads/ per column inch Chieand Citizen $ 2.99 $ 1.97 Levy County Journal $ 2.00 $ 1.50 So the Journal’s rst low bid of 9 cents per line became the Citizen’s re-bid after the sealed bids were opened. Ocala Man Gets 15 Years for Williston Robbery Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Promises Day of Learning, Fun Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Feb. 28. e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will oer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at Fort Island Trail Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail. ese free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, shing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will oer participants a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life rsthand. Kids’ Fishing Clinics strive to achieve several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine-resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental saltwater shing skills and provide participants a positive shing experience. Fishing equipment and bait are provided for kids to use during the clinic, but organizers encourage children who own shing tackle to bring it. A limited number of rods and reels will be given away to participants upon completion of the clinic. If conditions allow, participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and sh from the pier. is event is a photo catch-and-release activity. An adult must accompany all participants. Individuals or companies interested in helping sponsor this event or volunteering at the clinic should contact Chris Cole at 352/527-7544 or the FWC’s Jason Dalton at 850/487-0554. To nd out more about shing clinics for kids, go to ( outdoor-skills/shing-clinics/ ) and select the “Youth & Student” option under “Education.”


6A Chieand City Commissioners honored their Students of the Month for January at the Feb. 9 meeting with Commissioner Betty Walker making the presentations. Payton Gulledge , son of John and Tasha Gulledge and a 1st grader at Chieand Elementary School is an amazing student, according to teacher Rikki Richardson. Every teacher hopes to have a class full of well rounded, hardworking students like Payton. He is always eager to learn and excited about new lessons. Paton works hard and has a nevergive-up attitude. He is not only a shining star academically, but also behaviorally. Payton is attentive and always respectful. Payton has a huge heart and is kind to all his fellow students. He is the rst student to oer his help to not only me, but also his classmates. Payton has a strong faith that shines through in his words and actions. He sets an outstanding example for all his peers. Payton Gulledge is an exceptional student and has earned the right to be student of the month for all of Chieand Elementary School. Jaycie Anderson , daughter of Jesse and Jennifer Anderson and a 7th grader at Chieand Middle School was nominated by the 7th grade teachers. Jaycie gives her all. She gives 100 percent. She pays attention in class, asks questions and is serious about learning and her grades. She is a role model for other students. She is a pleasure to teach. Jaycie is a very sweet and caring student. Jaycie is loved by her teachers and peers. She is a very hard worker. She puts forth her best eort on every assignment. She never has a negative word to say about anyone or any work she is required to do. She has exceptional manners and a sweet disposition. Randi Williams , daughter of Kevin and Fidah Williams and a 9th grader at Chieand High School was nominated by teacher Rebecca Mack. Randi is an excellent student in computer for college and careers class. She not only nishes all her assignments early, but she also takes the time to ensure they are properly formatted and free of errors. In other words, her papers are nearly almost always perfect. Mack said she remembers at the beginning of the year her mother mentioning that she felt Randi was taking on a lot academically for a freshman. She had advised her to wait about taking advanced placement classes and though she should get a “feel” for high school before committing to such a strenuous academic schedule. Randi, however, is very driven when it comes to her educational success and has never wanted to take the easy road when it comes to her course work. She has taken on a lot as a freshman, but she has been determined to complete all these courses, constantly striving to get the most from all her classes in high school. Randi is also an outstanding person. I’ve seen her stand up for students when no one else would. As her teacher, Mack said she has never heard her say anything negative toward another person. Mack said she admires her positive behavior and honesty. She is mature beyond her years. In addition to all of this, she is a member of my FBLA organization, is on the High Q Team, completes dance lessons and has been in almost every theater production the school has had. “It has been a joy to have her in class this ear and it is my honor to nominate her as Student of the Month,” Mack said. By Captain Ophelia RossBravo Company Commander“I pledge allegiance to the ag of the United States of America.” Every school day at Bronson Middle High School we begin the morning by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and observing a moment of silence. Since I joined the JROTC program two years ago, I have felt a greater pride and respect for my country. e Junior Reserve Ocer Training Corps (JROTC) teaches self-discipline, condence, and pride in a job well done, and it oers you challenges and opportunities. is program is not designed to encourage going into the military, it is to: “Motivate young people to be better citizens.” JROTC is a high school program that any student can join and the curriculum usually lasts up to 4 years. Every cadet has the chance to participate in extra-curricular activities like Raiders (physical tness), Drill (marching, armed/unarmed), Color Guard (carriers of the ags and ries at social events), Shooting (patience and timing when shooting), PushUp team (at all home football games), and Honor Guard (honoring the ags by raising them in the morning and lowering them in the afternoons). JROTC is a program that teaches high school students the values of good citizenship while giving them an introduction to the U.S. Army. We motivate and motivate and downright dedicate our cadets to do their best as citizens and students by teaching them leadership and discipline. We encourage you to join our Battalion, for we work as a team; we are a family. HOOAH! —submitted and edited by Brooke ZaneChieand Commissioners Honor Students of the MonthBronson, Fla. – QuitDoc and the statewide Tobacco Free Florida Program are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip, to help combat this deadly addiction. “rough With Chew Week”, a national public awareness campaign created to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among young people, takes place Feb. 1521, with the Great American Spit Out on Feb.19. Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) members across Levy County are gearing up to raise awareness in their schools and communities for rough With Chew Week and the Great American Spit Out. SWAT members at Bronson Middle High School handed out Valentine’s Daythemed cards with information about smokeless tobacco and Florida’s 3 Ways to Quit cessation program. Additionally, they are featuring a pledge wall in their school cafeteria with interesting facts about smokeless tobacco displayed. Students will be able to sign their name to pledge to be smokeless tobacco free and/or write a memoriam to a loved one they have lost to tobacco. SWAT members at Chieand Middle High School shared interesting facts about smokeless tobacco along with cessation information in their school’s daily bulletin, which includes information about clubs, sports, and testing for parents and students. Finally, SWAT students in Cedar Key, Yankeetown, and Williston also celebrated rough With Chew Week by participating in school activities and on social media to promote a smokeless tobacco free lifestyle and to spread awareness about how dangerous smokeless tobacco use can be. “Constant exposure to tobacco juices in these smokeless products can cause oral cancers, which can form within just ve years of regular use,” said Dr. Barry Hummel, CoFounder of QuitDoc. While cigarette use among Florida youth has reached an all-time low, smokeless tobacco use has not decreased when compared to a decade ago. In 2014, 10.6 percent of Levy County high school students reported current use of smokeless tobacco products compared to 9.5 percent in 2002, according to the Florida Youth Tobacco Survey. Levy County’s smokeless tobacco prevalence rate among high school students is roughly two times higher than the statewide average of 5.4 percent. At least 28 carcinogens have been identied in smokeless tobacco. Users of smokeless tobacco have an 80 percent higher risk of oral cancer and a 60 percent higher risk of esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer compared to non-users. Smokeless tobacco use can also lead to other oral problems, such gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Tobacco Free Florida oers 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit: CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CANNOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help assess a user’s addiction and help create a personalized quit plan. CLICK: Tobacco Free Florida’s online cessation tool can be accessed at COME IN: Sign up for group classes at your local Area Health Education Center (AHEC) by visiting www. For more information, please visit www.tobaccofreeorida. com/smokelesstobacco. e department’s Tobacco Free Florida campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida’s tobacco settlement fund. To learn more about Tobacco Free Florida and the state’s free quit resources, visit or follow the campaign on Facebook at or on Twitter at 760 Hathaway Ave. (AIt 27) www.BronsonPrinter.comMon Fri 9am 3pm (or by appointment) Fax: 486-9054 486-9057 Document ServicesCopy Fax Scan Notary Public Printing Signs Rubber StampsShipping & DROP & SHIP Notary Available 9:15 AM 2:45PM Bronson’s JROTC Team Learns Leadership and Good Citizenship Back Row L-R: Adam Sweat, Mathew Sweat, Justin Fauquette, Robert Chapman Middle Row L-R: Valerie Dunaway, Sydnee Du-Conaway, Courtney Tate, Taylor Williams, Darren Weeks. In Front: Captain Ophelia Ross ‘Through with Chew Week’ is Feb. 15 21Chieand City Commissioner Betty Walker presents Student of the Month certicates to Randi Williams, Jaycie Anderson and Payton Gulledge. Photo by Terry Witt.


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Call 352/528-3352 for information and to schedule an appointment. No walkins, please. 2/12Jb --------FIELD WORKERS Arnold Farms, LLC, 219 Double Creek Point Road, Chestertown, MD. 21620 is looking for 18 seasonal (Temporary) workers for a fresh market vegetable farm to plant, cultivate, weed, fertilize, prune, harvest, and sort diverse vegetables. The work week is 35 hours, though hours may be extended during peak season. Employment will be offered for at least three-fourths of the workdays of the contract period. This job requires 3 months (or 480 hours) of Applicants must be able to crouch, bend, sit on the ground, reach, lift, and carry up to 75 lb. in extremes of heat and cold. All tools and supplies necessary for this position will be provided. The anticipated work period is April 01, 2015 November 15, 2015. The wage is $11.29 per hour. Housing will be made available at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. If applicable, transportation and subsistence expenses will be covered for workers who complete 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate. Applicants should report to their County DLLR Workforce Development, 601 High Street, Chestertown, MD. 21620 410-778-3525 Lee Ann Marvel. Queen Anne’s County, 125 Comet Road, Centreville, MD. 21617 410758-8044 Lee Ann Marvel. Job order # 370472. 2/19Jp 1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED ! Cleared homesite. Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing. No down Payment! $24,900.00. Only 256.12/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 2/26Jb --------10 ACRES DUNNELLON – Peaceful Secluded Country Setting! Perfect for Horses! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT $59,900.00. Only $525.67/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 2/26Jb --------1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 2/26Jb --------1 ACRE ARCHER – WELL ALREADY INSTALLED! Paved road frontage! Cleared homesite! Located on 105th Ave in Univ Oaks. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $24,900.00 Only $265.12/mo www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 2/26Jb CASH PAID FOR JUNK CARS. $250 and up. 352771-6191. 2/26Jp500 FOR SALELUMBER FOR SALE — Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn --------MARCY WEIGHT BENCH with weight tree, 325 lb weights, bar, 2 dumb bell backs, clamps, lat pulley machine, $400. Call 352/262-4168. tfnef --------LAREDO BOOTS – men’s size 12 half boots, burgundy with pointed toes in mint condition, like new. $65. Call 352/220-4927. 555 AUTOMOBILE FOR SALEANY JUNK CAR – cash paid up to $250. 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8A Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, Feb 12th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. e ladies were busy working on a variety of projects. While their hands were kept busy, there was a lot of laughter and visiting going on. Ailien brought in her quilt top from last week with purples added for a border. is has been a great week for visitors, we had ladies from China (they live in Gainesville now), from Jacksonville, Tampa, Archer, Old Town and of course, Chieand and Trenton. We also had a couple from Louisiana stopped by on their way to Mt. Dora. Crystal and Amber with Wildlife Photography were out to take Valentine’s Day pictures of their families. Becky was out Saturday to start work on her rst quilt. She’s using jelly rolls – narrow strips cut the width of the fabric then sewn together. After all the strips are attached, then they are cut into blocks that will be sewn together. I’ll try to follow the progress. Glenda came out to get a little help on her lap quilt. It’s made with minke fabric while it feels fabulous, it likes to slip and slide when you’re working with it. In a few weeks, our owers should be ready to bloom. At least I hope that Spring is coming soon. e rocking chairs will be ready also.The Honorable Robert E. Roundtree, Jr. Re-Elected as Chief Judge e Honorable Robert E. Roundtree, Jr. was unanimously re-elected as Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015. Judge Roundtree has served as Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit since April, 2012. e Chief Judge serves as the administrative ocer of the court, and works closely with the Trial Court Administrator to develop and implement local court policy and procedure. e Chief Judge is also responsible for overseeing the assignment of judges to divisions, and represents the judiciary at both the local and state level on a number of committees and workgroups. Chief Judge Roundtree was appointed to the Eighth Judicial Circuit bench in 2002, served as Administrative Judge of the Circuit Civil division in 2010, and is currently the vice chair of the State Trial Court Budget Commission. Since his appointment to the bench, Chief Judge Roundtree has presided over family, dependency, delinquency, civil, probate, and guardianship cases throughout the circuit. Chief Judge Roundtree graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida in 1975, and received his Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law in 1979. Before being appointed to the bench, Chief Judge Roundtree worked as a law clerk for the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee and as a civil attorney in Gainesville for 20 years. By Dr. Mike ShortFlorida’s State VeterinarianFlorida’s farmers and ranchers face a variety of threats, including pests, disease and market changes. e success – and in some cases the survival of Florida’s farmers and ranchers depends on their ability to prevent and respond to crises. Florida’s cattle ranchers are all too familiar with threats that have the potential to cripple the industry, especially with recent challenges like tuberculosis and bovine spongiform encephalitis. e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partners with Florida’s cattle industry to prevent, diagnose and manage serious diseases, and recently collaborated with Florida’s cattle industry to strengthen its defenses against such events. One way the department and the industry have collaborated to improve the state’s ability to trace livestock in the event of a serious animal disease is through the Florida Cattle Identication Rule. is rule, which became eective on Sept. 4, 2014, and was fully implemented on Dec. 4, 2014, requires that all cattle 18 months of age or older being transported within Florida be individually identied with ocial tags. In recognition of the diversity of the Florida cattle industry, a few exceptions to the rule have been made. For example, cattle moving direct to slaughter, cattle transported to an approved tagging site, and cattle being moved between farms or ranches by the producer without change of ownership are exempt. In addition, all nine of Florida’s livestock markets are approved tagging sites and can apply ocial identication if needed. Ocial identication devices, or “tags,” can be obtained from private manufacturers in a number of dierent styles. In addition, when requested by the producer, the department is issuing metal ear tags provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), at no charge to the producer. As we move forward with implementation of the Cattle Identication Rule, I encourage producers to contact their market of choice to discuss options for selling or purchasing adult cattle. e Florida Cattle Identication Rule will not only help to protect the industry from the spread of disease and maintain our strong reputation for quality in markets here in the United States and around the world, also it will assist Florida producers in meeting requirements of the new USDA Animal Disease Traceability Rule and remaining eligible for interstate movement. For more information about the new Florida rule, the USDA Animal Disease Traceability Rule or to request identication tags for free, visit http://www.freshfromorida. com/Divisions-Oces/Animal-Industry/Florida-CattleIdentication or call the Division of Animal Industry at 850-410-0900. I appreciate the support of Florida’s cattle industry in developing this rule, and I am grateful for your eorts to help us strengthen Florida’s cattle industry to take on any challenges that may come our way. New Cattle ID Rule Strengthens Florida Cattle IndustryOn Friday, January 30, 2015 the members of AMVETS Post 88 stepped up and put their money where their mouths were! AMVETS is all about taking care of our community and our veterans. Once they learned about “A Vet’s Last Wish” (a non-prot organization in Williston) they knew they had to help the founde,r Steve Rhonomus, raise some more funds. So they held a fundraiser and between the four groups (AMVETS, Sons of AMVETS, Ladies Auxiliary and Riders) they were able to raise $2,180 to help veterans who are close to the end of their lives have a “Wish” come true. Visit them at or https://www. to learn more about their mission and how you too can help! TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More!Steve Rhonomus, Founder of “A VET’s LAST WISH” receives funds raised by AMVETS Post 88 from Jenna Clifton, Riders 1st Vice and Ladies Auxiliary Sgt. Of Arms. Photo and story by Anna Elkins.AMVETS Post 88 Donates to “A Vet’s Last Wish” Glenda’s minke lap quilt. She need to sew the binding down and then it’s done. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION For the TOWN OF BRONSONKelli Brettel, Town Clerk of Bronson hereby gives notice that the Special Election Election Day: March 10th, 2015 Book Closing: February 9, 2015 Candidate Qualifying: Begins 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Ends 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Bronson Moves Forward with Sewer Rate Hike; CDBG Grant Proposal By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Council members voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to increases in the sewer rates for city residents and businesses, but the rates will be relatively modest. e town isn’t raising water rates. Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said the base rate for residential customers using 2,000 gallons of sewer monthly or less would rise from $12 to $17.50. She said most of the businesses in town have a 1-inch meter for sewer and won’t see big increases in their base rate. Brettel cited A&A Restaurant as an example, noting it would probably see a $7-8 increase. She said B.K. Cypress would see a similar increase. e laundromat in town would see a larger increase, from about $15 to $50.75 per month, due to having a 2-inch meter size. e increases in sewer rates are intended to oset revenue decits over the past 7-8 years. e sewer hasn’t been paying for itself. e sewer rate hike is also intended to help pay back a $1.5 million loan the city is about to nalize for expansion of the sewer system in the commercial district. Council members adopted a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting that clears the way for approval of the $1.5 million bond issue for the sewer expansion. In other business, the council agreed to apply for a Community Development Block Grant that would help fund construction of a community center at James H. Cobb Park. e city voted to advertise for an architect to design the building and come up with a cost. Bronson can apply for a neighborhood revitalization CDBG grant of up to $650,000 to build the community center. e city has arranged for a $300,000 line of credit at Capital City Bank to be used for the same project. e only potential obstacle is that the city must have enough funds to complete the project to be eligible for the CDBG grant. David Fox of Fred Fox Enterprises said that’s why the town needs a good cost estimate for the community center before it can proceed with the grant. Brettel estimated the cost of building the community center/ multipurpose gymnasium at about $1.4 million, but it was only a rough estimate. A Citizens Advisory Task Force met to discuss what type of project the town should fund with a CDBG block grant and settled on the community center as its number one priority. A public hearing was held at Tuesday’s meeting to obtain public comment. A second public hearing at a future date will nalize the application.


e Williston Middle School Lady Devils nished with a perfect season of 15 and 0. WMS hosted the Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference (SMAC) Tournament and prevailed as the victor. is is their second SMAC championship win in a row. When asked if there was anything to add regarding this year’s team, Coach Judy Blackwell stated, “Awesome group of young ladies!” —submitted by Rose Fant, Health Aide, WMSLeft to Right, Front Row: Anna VanBlaricum (13), Jamiya Fuller (22), Jhalen Cooper (35), Leandrea “Lelee” Evans (3), Lauren Jackson (23), Dnika Appling (2), Elizabeth Barber (20), Sarah Dykstra (10), Alyssa Whitehurst (4) Left to Right, Back Row: Miranda Milton (manager), Hanna Garboski (manager), Jaya Robinson (33), Katie Welborn (24), Kyla Mcleod (30), Lauren Faircloth (12), Kami McCormick (5), Angelina Cochrane (manager), Marissa Crane (manager) Coach Judy Blackwell, not pictured. Photo by Mike Ryan Fine Light Photography.e Williston Middle School boys’ basketball team won the Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference (SMAC) Championship for the third consecutive year with a 43-35 victory over P. K. Yonge Laboratory School of Gainesville. It was a great team eort led by the scoring of point guard Jeremiah James’ 21 points, the outside shooting of Blake Hall and Calvin Strange, and the rebounding of Joseph Sistrunk and Michael Robinson. —submitted by Rose Fant, Health Aide, WMSLeft to Right Back Row: Rodre Parker (22), Blake Hall (13), C. J. Strange (23), Joseph Sistrunk (35), Michael Robinson (21), Jason White (42), Manager Jermon Collins (55), Jeremiah James (10) Left to Right Front Row: Ja’Curtis Pitts (33), Layton VanBlaricum (44), Caleb Seale (40), Octavious Lee (50), Quinyon Mitchell (20), Keith Mcguire (3), Jo’Keriyan Days (5), Manager Dalton Vonderstrasse (7), Dylan Washburn (24), Coach Arnett Hall not pictured. Photo by Mike Ryan Fine Light Photography.Williston Red Devils Claim SMAC Title for 3rd Time Williston Lady Devils Close Season with a Repeat of SMAC Win By Terry Witt Senior Staff Writere Bronson girls’ varsity softball team edged out Cedar Key 10-7 Friday and defeated Interlachen 7-3 earlier in the week, but lost to Bell 13-1 in a game called early for the mercy rule. e Lady Eagles loss came on a frigid night when the temperature on the eld dropped to around 40 degrees. e weather apparently didn’t’ bother Bell, a team of seasoned players. Bronson’s battle with Cedar Key turned out to be the most interesting, with the Lady Eagles taking an early lead, but with the Lady Sharks battling back in the later innings to make it close. Neomi omas scored Bronson’s only run in the game against Bell. Finger-numbing cold may have aected the Lady Eagles pitching and hitting. But Bell acted like the weather wasn’t a big deal. e Lady Eagles made errors against a good Lady Bulldog club and it gave Bell a big lead it never surrendered. Emily Sheppard pitched for Bronson in the Interlachen win and started against Cedar Key, but Crystal Short started against Bell and found herself facing a team that seemed able to hit anything. Coach Robert Patterson said Bronson relaxed against Cedar Key after taking a big lead. e Lady Sharks took advantage. “We’ve got to remember when we get ahead to keep ahead and not be too conservative and think we got all we need,” he said, adding, “I’ll take the win.” Commenting on the Bell game, Patterson said his girls never strung enough hits together to bring runners home and the defense wasn’t up to par. Patterson said he believes the cold aected his girls. Were it not for those weather conditions, he believes they would have played better. “We’ve got to regroup and reload,” Patterson said. He said the old Timex watch commercial was one of his favorites. “We take a lickin’ but we keep tickin’,” he added. Picture on page 8B.Bronson Girls Beat Cedar Key, Interlachen, Lose to Bell By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterBronson’s varsity baseball team defeated Cedar Key last week 15-2 but lost to Dixie County 4-3 on an ice cold night when the mercury dropped to 38. e game with Cedar Key was called in ve innings due to the mercy rule and although the Sharks put players on base in several innings they were not able to drive them home. e Eagles ran into a similar problem in Dixie County when they were unable to drive runners home in critical situations, but it was a close call at rst base that determined the outcome of the game. When a Dixie County batter hit to the ineld and reached rst base at about the same time as the ball, the ocial called the runner safe. A Dixie County runner scored from third base. e game was over. “We made the throw. It was close. ey called him safe,” said Coach Jim Smith. He said Eagle pitchers Dustin Landgraver, Donnie Clifton and Ty Barber threw well, striking out 11 and giving up no walks. “at was probably the best pitching game all year,” he said. Barber was 2-4 with a double and David Dees was 2-4 with a double. Smith said the Dixie County Bears baseball team was the best he has seen in 20 years and yet Bronson should have beaten them. e ball literally didn’t bounce Bronson’s way. “We hit the ball well, but it was right to people,” Smith said. “e kids were disappointed, but like I told them, sometimes it doesn’t work out. A couple of times their hits got through and ours didn’t.” Smith said the Dixie County game is one Bronson will no doubt win down the road as the team matures and the younger players begin to make the plays they missed Friday night. e season is young. “It’s a tough game and there are going to be experiences like that. It’s not the end of the season. It’s a game we can learn from,” Smith said.Bronson Varsity Boys Beat Cedar Key, Lose Close One to Dixie Bronson third baseman Faith Hyde prepares for a line drive headed her way. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson rst baseman Wayne Shipp holds Cedar Key’s Terrance Doty who wants to steal second. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson’s Montrez Jackson was 3 for 3 on the night. Here he stands up after a slide into third base. Photo by Terry Witt. Eagle pitcher Wayne Shipp stretches as he delivers the ball. Photo by Terry Witt. Cedar Key pitcher Taylor Simpson hurls the ball toward home plate as a Bronson runner tries to steal second. Photo by Terry Witt.


2B Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 19 High 1:31 AM 4.0 7:07 AM Rise 7:24 AM 0 19 Low 8:17 AM -0.8 6:25 PM Set 7:29 PM 19 High 2:30 PM 3.4 19 Low 8:27 PM 0.1 F 20 High 2:20 AM 3.9 7:07 AM Rise 8:09 AM 1 20 Low 8:56 AM -0.6 6:25 PM Set 8:36 PM 20 High 3:03 PM 3.5 20 Low 9:13 PM -0.2 Sa 21 High 3:09 AM 3.8 7:06 AM Rise 8:53 AM 5 21 Low 9:33 AM -0.3 6:26 PM Set 9:41 PM 21 High 3:35 PM 3.6 21 Low 9:59 PM -0.3 Su 22 High 3:58 AM 3.5 7:05 AM Rise 9:36 AM 11 22 Low 10:09 AM 0.1 6:27 PM Set 10:45 PM 22 High 4:09 PM 3.6 22 Low 10:47 PM -0.3 M 23 High 4:49 AM 3.1 7:04 AM Rise 10:20 AM 20 23 Low 10:45 AM 0.5 6:27 PM Set 11:47 PM 23 High 4:45 PM 3.6 23 Low 11:39 PM -0.1 Tu 24 High 5:46 AM 2.7 7:03 AM Rise 11:06 AM 30 24 Low 11:24 AM 0.8 6:28 PM 24 High 5:27 PM 3.5 W 25 Low 12:39 AM 0.0 7:02 AM Set 12:47 AM 40 25 High 6:54 AM 2.3 6:29 PM Rise 11:54 AM 25 Low 12:08 PM 1.2 25 High 6:17 PM 3.3Suwannee River EntranceTh 19 High 1:37 AM 3.5 7:08 AM Rise 7:25 AM 0 19 Low 8:35 AM -0.8 6:25 PM Set 7:29 PM 19 High 2:36 PM 3.0 19 Low 8:45 PM 0.1 F 20 High 2:26 AM 3.4 7:07 AM Rise 8:09 AM 1 20 Low 9:14 AM -0.6 6:26 PM Set 8:36 PM 20 High 3:09 PM 3.1 20 Low 9:31 PM -0.2 Sa 21 High 3:15 AM 3.3 7:06 AM Rise 8:53 AM 5 21 Low 9:51 AM -0.3 6:26 PM Set 9:42 PM 21 High 3:41 PM 3.2 21 Low 10:17 PM -0.3 Su 22 High 4:04 AM 3.1 7:05 AM Rise 9:36 AM 11 22 Low 10:27 AM 0.1 6:27 PM Set 10:46 PM 22 High 4:15 PM 3.2 22 Low 11:05 PM -0.3 M 23 High 4:55 AM 2.7 7:04 AM Rise 10:21 AM 20 23 Low 11:03 AM 0.5 6:28 PM Set 11:48 PM 23 High 4:51 PM 3.2 23 Low 11:57 PM -0.1 Tu 24 High 5:52 AM 2.4 7:03 AM Rise 11:06 AM 30 24 Low 11:42 AM 0.8 6:28 PM 24 High 5:33 PM 3.1 W 25 Low 12:57 AM 0.0 7:02 AM Set 12:47 AM 40 25 High 7:00 AM 2.0 6:29 PM Rise 11:54 AM 25 Low 12:26 PM 1.1 25 High 6:23 PM 2.9Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 19 High 1:38 AM 3.6 7:06 AM Rise 7:23 AM 0 19 Low 9:12 AM -0.8 6:24 PM Set 7:28 PM 19 High 2:37 PM 3.1 19 Low 9:22 PM 0.1 F 20 High 2:27 AM 3.5 7:05 AM Rise 8:08 AM 1 20 Low 9:51 AM -0.6 6:24 PM Set 8:35 PM 20 High 3:10 PM 3.2 20 Low 10:08 PM -0.2 Sa 21 High 3:16 AM 3.5 7:04 AM Rise 8:51 AM 5 21 Low 10:28 AM -0.3 6:25 PM Set 9:40 PM 21 High 3:42 PM 3.3 21 Low 10:54 PM -0.3 Su 22 High 4:05 AM 3.2 7:03 AM Rise 9:35 AM 11 22 Low 11:04 AM 0.1 6:26 PM Set 10:44 PM 22 High 4:16 PM 3.3 22 Low 11:42 PM -0.3 M 23 High 4:56 AM 2.8 7:02 AM Rise 10:19 AM 20 23 Low 11:40 AM 0.5 6:26 PM Set 11:46 PM 23 High 4:52 PM 3.3 Tu 24 Low 12:34 AM -0.1 7:01 AM Rise 11:05 AM 30 24 High 5:53 AM 2.5 6:27 PM 24 Low 12:19 PM 0.8 24 High 5:34 PM 3.2 W 25 Low 1:34 AM 0.0 7:00 AM Set 12:45 AM 40 25 High 7:01 AM 2.1 6:28 PM Rise 11:53 AM 25 Low 1:03 PM 1.1 25 High 6:24 PM 3.0Weather Forecast Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONSchool Board of Levy County Board Meeting Feb. 24e School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on Feb. 24 at 9:00 AM. e public is always welcome to attend all Board Meetings which are held in the Board Room of the School Board of Levy County, 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, Florida.Bronson FFA Alumni to Hold Food Fest Feb. 27e Bronson FFA Alumni will hold their annual Food Fest on Friday, Feb. 27 at the First Baptist Church in Bronson with Entertainment at 5:00 p.m. and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring all the local favorites, including fried mullet, hush puppies, barbecue, sausage, swamp cabbage and much more. A cake auction and door prizes also. All proceeds go to the Bronson FFA Alumni Scholarship program. Come enjoy the food and entertainment and support our local youth.Bronson Town Council Meeting March 2e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be March 2 at 7:00 PM at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall – 352/486-2354.AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 Hosting a Basic Gun Class March 9AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 in Bronson is hosting a Basic Gun Class to benet Relay for Life. is event will be held on March 9 from 6PM till 10PM. For more information please call Anna Elkins at 352/ 222-9453.CEDAR KEYVisit Natural North Florida Meeting Feb. 19e Monthly Meeting of Visit Natural North Florida (the Original Florida Tourism Task Force) will be held on: urs., Feb. 19 at 10:00 AM. e meeting will be held at: Cedar Cove Beach and Yacht Club, located at, 192 2nd Street, Cedar Key, Florida. Please RSVP via email no later than Mon., Feb. 16. For more information please call 352/955-220 ext. 109.Cedar Key City Council Meeting March 3e next Cedar Key City Council is March 3 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.CHIEFLANDTri County Community Resource Meeting Feb. 19e next Tri County Community Resource Meeting is urs., Feb. 19 at the Gathering Table Restaurant, 116 N Main St, Chieand, FL 32626. e Board Meeting Begins at 4:00 PM with the Regular Meeting to follow at 4:30 PM. For more information please call 352/ 493-4627.SVP Auditions Feb. 21e Suwannee Valley Players will be holding auditions for Sophocles’ Greek Tragedy Antigone on Sat., Feb. 21, at 10 AM at Chieand United Methodist Church on 707 North Main Street. For more information, contact director Leo Verhaeren at 352/278-1380 or e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. Feb. 23 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. Save Our Seniors Feb. 26Help Stop Elder Abuse by attending the Save Our Seniors event for Awareness, Education, and Protection at First United Methodist Church, 707 Main St., Chieand, FL 32626 on urs. Feb. 26 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Free Admission. Light Refreshments and Door prizes. Sponsored by Suwannee River Economic Council, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and e United Methodist Church. Please RSVP at 352/490-7055 ext. 1FANNING SPRINGSGarden Club of the Tri Counties Meeting Feb. 24e February meeting for the Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tuesday, February 24th, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Fanning Springs Community Center.Seniors Safety Luncheon and Seminar Feb. 26A Seniors Safety Luncheon and Seminar will be held at Fanning Springs Community Church on urs. Feb 26at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker is Gilchrist County Sheri Bobby Schultz. is FREE event and FREE BBQ lunch is open to all local senior citizens but space is limited so you must call to reserve your spot to 352/463-2602. e event is at Fanning Springs Community Church, 17930 NW 90th Court, Fanning Springs, FL 32693 For more information, please contact: Pastors David Jones or Alan Harmon at number above or pastor_aharmon@yahoo.comNEWBERRYAnnual Student Archery Tournament Feb. 28 e 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament for Florida will be held in Newberry on Feb. 28. e tournament will be conducted in two formats: a live tournament competition that will take place at the EastonNewberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., and a virtual tournament for schools whose students cannot travel. For additional information on the tournament, visit Civic Theatre Presents I’ve been in Love Before Feb. 23I’ve Been In Love Before: e Songs and Stories of Frank Loesser, starring Broadway veteran Arlo Hill, will be live on stage at Ocala Civic eatre on Mon., Feb 23. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (352) 236-2274 or visit www.ocalacivictheatre.comOTTER CREEKOtter Creek Town Council Meeting March 16e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon. March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. For more information please call 352/486-4766.TRENTONTrenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival Mar. 21e Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival will be held on Sat., March 21. e eighth annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, is Florida’s only outdoor quilt show and sale and will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM on Mar. 21 in the picturesque town of Trenton. For more information about the festival, visit us on Facebook, go to the Festival website www., or contact the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, 352/463-3842.WILLISTON2015 Adult Karaoke Schedulee 2015 Levy County Fair Adult Karaoke competition is for ages 15 and over. Contestants will sing two songs for the preliminary competition and may use their own karaoke disc or select one from the on-site karaoke provider. Only original karaoke CDs may be used, no copies. ere is a $5.00 entry fee. ree winners from each preliminary contest will move forward to the Finals at the Fair. Preliminary Competitions February 21st AMVETS Post 444 Williston 8:00 PM; February 27th e Junction Williston 8:00 PM. Check for more competitions as they are added. Final Competition Karaoke Finals will be held on Sunday, North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2015#1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 460.00 490.00 471.67 200-249 lb 355.00 405.00 381.25 250-299 lb 355.00 370.00 364.17 300-349 lb 300.00 340.00 318.00 350-399 lb 275.00 320.00 286.67 400-449 lb 265.00 280.00 272.00 450-499 lb 220.00 275.00 257.50 500-549 lb 225.00 230.00 226.67 550-599 lb 210.00 222.50 216.25 600-649 lb 177.50 187.50 182.50 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 350.00 460.00 395.00 200-249 lb 255.00 355.00 312.50 250-299 lb 270.00 355.00 314.09 300-349 lb 270.00 300.00 267.50 350-399 lb 240.00 275.00 255.50 400-449 lb 180.00 265.00 240.25 450-499 lb 200.00 220.00 212.50 500-549 lb 215.00 225.00 220.00 550-599 lb 165.00 210.00 190.63 600-649 lb 170.00 177.50 174.17 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 450.00 450.00 450.00 200-249 lb 350.00 355.00 351.67 250-299 lb 310.00 320.00 317.50 300-349 lb 295.00 315.00 309.00 350-399 lb 262.50 265.00 264.38 400-449 lb 260.00 260.00 260.00 450-499 lb 245.00 250.00 246.67 500-549 lb 210.00 220.00 215.00 550-599 lb 197.50 197.50 197.50 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 330.00 450.00 391.25 200-249 lb 320.00 350.00 333.75 250-299 lb 255.00 310.00 263.75 300-349 lb 270.00 295.00 266.67 350-399 lb 225.00 262.50 245.31 400-449 lb 212.50 260.00 235.42 450-499 lb 200.00 245.00 227.08 500-549 lb 155.00 210.00 184.25 550-599 lb 155.00 197.50 176.25 COWS 600-800 lb 78.00 225.00 122.06 800-1000 lb 96.00 220.00 129.62 1000-1200 lb 108.00 177.50 121.93 1200-1400 lb 95.00 230.00 116.00 1400-1600 lb 94.00 125.00 106.64 1600-1800 lb 107.00 124.00 112.75 BULLS 600-1000 lb 121.00 121.00 121.00 1000-1200 lb 116.00 120.00 118.00 1200-1400 lb 124.00 143.00 134.00 1400-1600 lb 125.00 139.00 133.75 1600-1800 lb 130.00 150.00 136.40 1600-2000 lb 134.00 143.00 137.00 PAIRS 1200.00 2100.00 1680.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 476 What a dierence a week can make in the cattle prices! Calves under 300 lbs were $10-20 higher. Calves over 300 lbs remained fairly steady up to a couple dollars higher. Slaughter cattle were steady to $2-4 higher. Replacement cattle are still through the roof! It’s a good time to sell. Don’t forget ab ut our 40 +head of Longhorn cross cows that will be here February 25th. D & M Livestock and Pritchett Holdings topped the slaughter bull market this week with $ 150.00 bought by Brown Packing and Cenrtal Beef. James Gray sold the top slaughter cow this week at $129.00 bought by Central Beef. Sunshine Cattle sold the highest price replacement cow at $230.00 bought by Diamond D Cattle. Mary Lee sold the highest price replacement bull at $129.00 bought by Adrian Land. Mace Bauer sold the high price pair this week at $2100.00 bought by Derrick Davis and the high price yearling went to Foy Reynolds Cattle at $490.00 sold by Malloly Davis.Check us out on the web at www.northoridalivestock. com for our market report, news and upcoming events or drop us a line at nm@


3B Around the Nature Coast Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges Friends’ Annual Meeting and Refuge Open House Feb. 28is event will be held on Feb. 28 from 9:00 AM till 3:15 PM. is meeting will be held at the Refuge Headquarters, located at 16450 NW 31 Pl, Chieand, Florida. For more information please call 813/215-0050.Levy County BoCC March 3e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. March 3 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.Do You Have Questions About Medicare?Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Aairs, for one-on-one counseling. SHINE Provides free, unbiased and condential assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. SHINE will be at: Wed. March. 4 1:30-3:30 PM Bronson Public Library Wed. March. 4 10:00 AM-Noon Williston Public Library Wed. March 11 10:00 AM-Noon Yankeetown Public Library Wed. March 18 1:30-3:30 PM Chieand Senior CenterSign Up Your Kids for Summer CampNowDo you know a child who likes to be in the great outdoors? Give them an opportunity to expand their outdoor knowledge and learn about wildlife and sh plus participate in many outdoor activities including canoeing on beautiful Lake Eaton. Registration has begun for the Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. Registration is limited; don’t miss out on this exciting summer camp program. e summer camp is for boys and girls, ages 9-14, and focuses on wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and rearm safety. is year, the camp oers six one-week sessions beginning June 14. For more information and to register for the summer camp program, call 352/625-2804 or visit the website at Ocala Youth Camp or Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: for your convenience.April 12th at 6:00 PM on the Main Stage at the Levy County Fair. Trophies and three cash prizes will be awarded: $150 for First Place, $75 for Second Place and $25 for ird Place. Be there to cheer on your favorite contestant and listen to Levy County’s best. Levy County Autism Support Group Feb. 24Autism 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: 352/5291010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online website for information is: www. autism4parents.orgYANKEETOWN-INGLISYankeetown Inglis Woman’s Club Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 21Your “Neighborhood Bistro” will be open again, Sat., Feb. 21 from 5PM-8PM. Join the ladies of the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club at 5 56th St, Yankeetown for a fun evening and delicious food. Bring your own wine or beer and enjoy a wonderful spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce, garlic bread, salad, coee or tea and a decadent Italian dessert. For those not able to make it to the “Bistro”, take-out orders are available, call 352-447-2057 to place your order. Yankeetown Inglis Woman’s Club In case you haven’t heard, we have resumed Bingo. Every urs. Night at 7 PM the games begin. Stop in at 5pm and shop in the Second to None Shoppe. At 6pm you can eat before the games start. You don’t have to play to eat, we have take out! ere are always sandwiches and hot dogs available. And by this time we should be doing specials!! Looking forward to seeing you there!! For more information call: 352/4472057Community Calendar continued from page 2B When faced with the challenge to solve hunger in our local community, Williston Middle School students teamed up with Lead2Feed and stepped up to the plate. e Lead2Feed Program provides opportunities for high levels of student engagement through collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, reection and creativity. roughout this service learning experience, students increased their knowledge of leadership skills as they took action to impact the issue of hunger in the local community. e Lead2Feed Program is student centered and designed to get students to take ownership for their learning. irty-nine students from Mrs. Taylor’s 7th grade Business Leadership class “founded” ten dierent teams to help ght against hunger. Each team consisted of four to ve students who applied for positions within their team. Available job positions included General Manager, Assistant Manager, Information Technology Project Manager, and Graphic Designer. All students were responsible for individual job duties as well as collaborating with their team members on a daily basis. Every team came up with their “Business Name,” slogan and designed their own logo. Once the foundation was in place for each team’s “business” they began to implement their plan to ght hunger in our local community. Seventh-grade Business Student, Alondra Burch was the “General Manager” for her company – Feed e Hungry. She stated, “I really enjoyed being a leader in the Lead2Feed Project because it helped me learn more about how to be a good leader in class. During this project it made me feel like I was making a dierence to those who need food and also need to survive in the world.” Jacob Turbeville said that he “enjoyed the Lead2Feed Project” and mentioned that “it feels good to ght hunger in Levy County.” Assigned with the task of making an impact on our community, these 39 seventh-grade Business Leaders managed to bring in 181 cans of food, four cases of water, $30 in cash and a new-found mission to end world hunger. “What I enjoyed the most about the Lead2Feed Project was when we brought in canned food items according to our plans to reach our company’s goal.” Said 7th grade Business Student, Destiny Gaines. “When doing this project it made me feel like I was making a dierence in the world and changing my feelings into actions for those who need food to survive. It made me feel less selsh and wasteful and more thankful for what I have.” Written By: WMS 7th Grade Business Leaders!WMS and Lead2Feed Meet the Challenge to Solve Community Hunger7th Grade Business TeamIsabella Adinol Tatiana Ayala Reyes Isis Benitez Arizmendi Riley Battle Juliette Beville De’Asia Blanchard Kentavious Brown Alondra Burch Aaliya DeCoursey Justin Fairbanks, Jr. D. J. Foxx Destiny Gaines Devin Gay Mullins Covington Hall Harrisson Hall Tristan Hayes Chance Hebert Josie Hickman Jeremiah James Katlynn Karwan Angelina Maguire Michael Marshall Ana Monserrate-Jacobs Jonathan Orr, Jr. Enid Perez-Custodio Josue Ramirez Austin Cody Register Cassie Rockenstyre Shannon Rockett Shania Tilley Bryan Tindale Jacob Turbeville omas Cade Turner Dalton Vonderstrasse Hailey Vradenburgh Lydia Wagner Faith Younger Maria Zadradka I Am for the ChildFlorida’s Guardian ad Litem volunteers are appointed by the court to advocate for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Guardian volunteers develop a consistent relationship with the child, serve as educational advocates, help the child to experience and participate in normalcy activities, and most important, they make independent recommendations to the court to ensure a safe, caring stable and permanent environment for the child. e volunteer is often the only constant person in these children’s lives. We have had many more children taken into the court system lately due to recent local events of child abuse you have heard about in the news. Because of the increased number of children in the system, we are in need of volunteers in Levy and Gilchrist Counties. June Masters is a Guardian volunteer in Levy and Gilchrist Counties because “e joy on a child’s face when you show up makes the experience worth all the money in any bank account. It lifts my spirits and reminds me how blessed I am”. Rona Oestrich, another local volunteer, says “I volunteer because it makes me feel useful. ere is so much suering in the world, so many children who are forgotten. If I can make a positive dierence in a child’s life then I feel that my life still has meaning”. Classes are oered in Gainesville and Chieand. Step up and help a child today. Call 352-493-6050 for more information or go to “e children almost broken by the world become the adults most likely to change it” -author unknown


4B Obituaries 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 Children’s Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Je Buchanan451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282of Bronson Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida 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 Christ Sunday 10 a.m ..................... Bible Study 11 a.m ............. Worship Period 5 p.m .............. Worship Period Wednesday 6 p.m ....................... Bible Studyrfnf rftbrf fnt Minister Gene Dumas 352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand First United Methodist Church 09:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. WorshipTuesdays -10:00 a.m. Sunshine Disciples (Crafts) 01:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study Saturday 08:00 a.m. 1st Sat of Month , Methodist Men’s Group (breakfast) 707 N. Main St., – We are on Facebook! 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 Church CalendarSave Our Seniors Feb. 26Help Stop Elder Abuse by attending the Save Our Seniors event for Awareness, Education, and Protection at First United Methodist Church, 707 Main St., Chieand, FL 32626 on urs. Feb. 26 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Free Admission. Light Refreshments and Door prizes. Sponsored by Suwannee River Economic Council, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and e United Methodist Church. Please RSVP at 352/490-7055 ext. 1Fish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Mar. 13Fish Dinner on Fri., Mar. 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall. Fried or baked sh, fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits. Adults $7, Senior Citizen smaller Meal $6 and Children $4 (Under 12). Take out orders welcome; from 5 to 7 p.m. NO Lite Lunch in February, 2015. Zumba on ursdays at 6:30 p.m. Angel House rift Store is open Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. is Saturday only it will be closed due to the passing of Margaret D. McGinty while everyone gathers to remember her life and kind acts. Holy Family is located at 17353 NW Hwy. 27 Alt, 3 miles from Williston on North Hwy 27A; 352/528-2893.MARGARET DELORES MCGINTYMay 9, 1936 – February 3, 2015 Miss Margaret Delores McGinty, a resident of Williston, Florida died at the age of 78 on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in the Chieand Hospice Care Center, following a long illness. Miss McGinty was born May 9, 1936 to the late Daniel and Isabella McGinty. She was raised in Harrison, New Jersey, attending Holy Cross Elementary and graduating from Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, N. J. Margaret lived for many years in Chatham, New Jersey, before moving to Florida in 1993. She was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the A. A. R. P, and of Holy Family Catholic Church, in Williston. Margaret was a loving and outgoing person, who loved Bingo and travelling. Margaret was preceded in death by a brother, John McGinty. She is survived by two sisters, Eileen Livingstone, of Largo, Florida and Jessie Ostroman, of Williston. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a. m., in the Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 U. S. 27 Alt., Williston, with Father Robert Trujillo, celebrant. Interment will follow in Orange Hill Cemetery. In lieu of owers donations may be made to Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606 or to Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 U. S. 27 Alt., Williston, FL 32696.MONTIE MABLE BELL JACKSONDecember 14, 1915 – February 11, 2015 Mrs. Montie “Toopie” Mable Bell Jackson of Old Town, Florida passed away at the age of 99 on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Mrs. Jackson was born in Hatchbend, Florida to Marion C. and Mary Elizabeth Bush on December 14, 1915. She was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was an exceptional cook and loved to sh and sing. She was a member of the Branford Order of Eastern Star, United Methodist Women and the oldest living member of McCall’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husbands Wayne Bell and Rev. Leslie Jackson; son, Ralph Bell, grandson, Neil Hurst; ve sisters and three brothers. She is survived by sons, Herbert (Dot) Hurst of Cross City and Patrick (Susan) Bell of Old Town; daughter, Patricia Bell Ergle of Alachua; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and ve great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at McCall’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dave Rogers and Rev. Terry Cranford ociating. Interment will follow at McCall’s Chapel Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service. e family requested donations be made to McCall’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 7755 South State Rd. 349, Branford, FL 32008. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.BARBARA F. ADKINSFebruary 6, 1941 – February 12, 2015 Barbara F. Adkins of Bell, Florida passed away at the age of 74 on ursday, February 12, 2015 in Chieand, Florida. Barbara was born on February 6, 1941 in Bell to eodore Hilliard and Gladys Casin Hilliard. Barbara was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County, a homemaker and a member of New Hope Family Church in Bell. She is survived by her daughter, Renee (Phil) Hayes of Colorado; four sons: William Henry (Sally) Smith III of Colorado, James Michael (Lisa) Adkins of Chieand, Terry Lynn (Ronda) Adkins of Trenton and Horace William Adkins, Jr. of Trenton; two sisters, Helen Fennell of High Springs and Judy (Bo) Summers of Bell; a brother, Kermit (Gail) Hilliard of Suwannee; 14 grandchildren and 20 greatgrandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Watson Funeral Home with Mr. Cary McCollum ociating. Interment followed at New Hope Family Church Cemetery in Bell. Visitation was held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home. Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton, FL. 32693; 352/463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www. WILLIAM ARTHUR RAINESWilliam Arthur “Bill” Rains died peacefully at home with family by his side in Cross City, on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at age 95. Bill proudly served his country as a United States Marine during War World II. He received his G.E.D, AA Degree, Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Florida via the G.I. Bill. He served the students of Dixie County for 31 years as teacher, coach, assistant-principal, principal and Assistant Superintendent. Bill faithfully served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a 65-year member of First Baptist Church, Cross City. Bill enjoyed spending quality time with his family, traveling, attending Dixie County athletic events, reading and studying history, bird hunting, daily walks, and yard work. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Julia Blalock Rains; and wife, Ruth Chewning Smith Rains. He is survived by his wife, Rita Rains of Cross City; children: Bill (Ruth) Smith of Chapel Hill, NC, John (Charlotte) Smith of Murphy, NC, Steven (Donna) Rains of Charlottesville, VA, Mark (Gail) Rains of Cross City, Bill (Desi) Painter of Steinhatchee, Lori Peacock of Power, Love, and a Sound HaircutMy little boy Joshua bucked me for years every time I went to cut his hair. You’ve never seen a kid throw such a ruckus over a simple buzz cut. He just didn’t like em’. My friends at Church were no help. ey’d rag me to no end every time Josh would come in looking like a punk rocker that’d lost his ght with a demon possessed Flow-Bee. “Did you do that?” they’d accuse. A standard volley of ‘weed eater’ jokes would always ensue. My wife Angie nally pulled me aside one day. “Joshua will be old enough to look in the mirror soon. You need to gure out a way to cut his whole head at one sitting!” She was spouting something else about wanting to salvage what was left of our family name when I cut her o curtly, “Well... I don’t see you helping me hold him!” “How bad could it be?” she retorted, “He’s only four.” I went for the clippers. It was time she learned a lesson. We hemmed the boy up in the hallway, hoping to limit some of his escape routes, but it only took a few minutes before Angie and I were plotting our own. ere was screaming, struggling, hair ying, and we hadn’t even plugged in the clippers yet! e little Bobble head was at it again. We wrestled him for nearly twenty minutes before we nally had to let him up for a breather; more for our sakes than his. en something crazy happened. Joshua lay back in his momma’s lap and stopped wrestling. Had he nally broken? I slowly rose to my knees, switching on the clippers. I waved them near his head as a test. He didn’t move. His momma had him mesmerized. I gured I’d better get in a few good strokes before he came to. I was in full swing when I heard Angie scream, “NOOOO!” But it was too late. I’d already raked it across his head. Unfortunately, I’d forgotten to re-attach the guard on the clippers! Oops. A reverse Mohawk was trenched down the middle of my boy’s scalp. I felt terrible. What would my friends say? But anywayI don’t know why the little fellow had such a phobia about having me wield an electric shearing device over his noggin. Or why Angie stays afraid all the time I’m going to think of some new way to embarrass the family. Ridiculous! What else could I possibly do? Admittedly a dash of fear in that regard might not be avoidable. However, there is a spirit of fear that is not from God. ( For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 1 Timothy 1:7 KJV) e spirit of fear is unhealthy and irrational, and can severely limited God’s plan for our lives. It has completely paralyzed some of our strongest warriors. Elijah the prophet had just nished calling down re from heaven when a spirit of fear suddenly gripped him. Next thing you know, he’s running from a woman and asking God to kill him! Suddenly he was no longer operating in power, love, or a sound mind. e spirit of fear had taken Elijah from hero to zero. ankfully, there is a remedy for fear. God’s perfect love casts out fear! See 1 John 4:18. In God’s love our souls nd refuge. By trusting His Word and staying in His Love we can move out of fear and into faith in every area of our lives. You’ll be happy to know Joshua survived that little skid mark with only minimal damage to his self-esteem. In fact, since that day he’s settled down a mite. He almost enjoys my haircuts now. With his cooperation some of my stylings almost pass for store-bought. Of course, my friends still chide, “It’s amazing what you can do with a weed-eater!” Guy Sheeld continued on page 8B


5B NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 1632-08 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC THE PROPERTY: LOT 9, BLOCK 19, J.B. EPPERSON NAME(S) IN WHICH -ESTATE Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 1674-08 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC THE PROPERTY: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 34, BLOCK 8, EAST WILLISTON, A IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 19, FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT 132.66 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF 65.05 FEET TO A POINT ON OF 15.30 FEET TO A POINT IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A 30.00 FOOT THENCE NORTH ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT NORTH 40.5 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH 47.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 1829-08 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 10, BLOCK 7, BRONSON NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 3233-08 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC OF THE PROPERTY: LOT IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES MOBILE HOME, BEARING IN O.R BOOK 469, PAGE 126, NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 325-09 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE THE PROPERTY: TRACT THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY FOR A POINT OF REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 14 TO THE EAST RIGHT-OFWAY, 346.21 FEET, TO THE 360.77 FEET, TO THE POINT WHICH POINT PASSES A FEET, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, COMMENCE AT OF BEGINNING FOR TRACT THE NORTH LINE OF THE THENCE WEST, PARALLEL MORE OR LESS, TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE LINE, 30 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO CLOSE ON THE POINT O F BEGINNING. NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4683-10 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 6, BLOCK 11, WILLISTON NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4895-10 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE LLC THE PROPERTY: LOT 3, PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 30, NAME(S) IN WHICH FLORY, BARBARA JEAN Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4969-10 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE LLC OF THE PROPERTY: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 6, BLOCK PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 57, OF NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4971-10 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE LLC THE PROPERTY: LOT 8, PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, OF NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 2438-11 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE LLC OF THE PROPERTY: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 21, 264 FEET, IN BLOCK E. OF BOOK 1M PAGE 48, OF THE NAME(S) IN WHICH CLARK, GARY MALLORY Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 3896-11 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE LLC OF THE PROPERTY: LOT 8, BLOCK 28, WILLISTON IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 4, NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4059-11 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE LLC OF THE PROPERTY: LOT IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 15, NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Pub.: Feb 05, 2015, Feb 12, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, Feb 26, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2015 CA 000023 THOMAS ALBERT MAHONEY, III and CAROL WHITMAN MAHONEY, Plaintiffs, v. et al., NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, PARTIES CLAIMING AN CLAIMING INTERESTS OR ALIVE, WHETHER MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST ALL PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN of the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 17 South, Range 17 East, LEGAL NOTICES


6B LEGAL NOTICES north line of said SE 1/4 of of 22.00 feet to the Point of from the east line of the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, as the Point of Curvature of a 165.20 feet to the Point of Beginning. Suite 104, Clearwater, Florida the Clerk of this Court either for the relief demanded in the CLERK OF THE LaQuanda Latson Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2015. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 000021 ANNA MARIE KORNSE, Petitioner and NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Last Known Address: on ANNA MARIE KORNSE, 1571, Bronson, FL 32621, on 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. are available at the Clerk of the this lawsuit will be mailed to the WARNING: Rule 12.285, 5, 2015. ---------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO. 2014 CA 000881 ASSOCIATION AS Plaintiff, vs. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: 5340 NE 150TH AVE WILLISTON, FL 32696 C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm RANGE 18 EAST, LEVY COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST ALONG THE WEST LINE 878.50 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE AT THE NORTHWEST BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN 444.96 FEET TO AN IRON THE WESTERLY RIGHTWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY EAST 410.98 FEET TO THE LINE, 455.76 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE MOBILE HOME BEARING 0075200074. FLHMBFP103342209A and 0075200073 1998 Meritt, VIN FLHMBFP103342209B and 0075200074 C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm default will be entered against LaQuanda Latson AMERICANS WITH Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY Case No.: 38-2014-CA-000729 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, OF RENEE A. BEASLEY A/K/A RENEE A. TERRY BEASLEY A/K/A LARRY WAYNE BEASLEY, AS A KNOWN HEIR OF RENEE A. BEASLEY A/K/A RENEE et al. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, OF RENEE A. BEASLEY A/K/A RENEE A. TERRY A/K/A 12151 NE108TH TER ARCHER, FL 32618 LOT 100 OF FOREST PARK TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE 6, PAGE 8. 12151 NE108TH TER, ARCHER, FL 32618 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or original with the Clerk of this otherwise, a default will be 355 South Court Street Bronson, Florida 32621 LaQuanda Latson AMERICANS WITH Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. --------IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2014-CC-145 FOREST PARK III PROPERTY CORPORATION Plaintiff vs KEITH J. ALCANTARA NOTICE OF ACTION THIS NOTICE is to KEITH J. ALCANTARA, last known 02121-1542. Claim of Lien on the following Lot 18, of FOREST PARK the Plat thereof, as same number 16926-000-00 Main St. Gainesville, Florida the Clerk of Court either before Clerk of Court Hope Gibson 355 S Court Street Bronson, FL 32621 Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 38-2014-CA000866 GENERATION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. PARTIES CLAIMING BY, AGAINST GEORGE SMITH a/k/a GEORGE HENRY ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST OTHER CLAIMANTS, et al., NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: PARTIES CLAIMING BY, AGAINST GEORGE SMITH a/k/a GEORGE HENRY ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE Accelerated Reading = Ice Cream Parties and YoyosJacob Solano, Shark Correspondent To nd out what Cedar Key students like to read, we looked at an ongoing tally of the books they read and were tested on in the Accelerated Reader program. Students who participate in the program read a book, then take a computerized, comprehension test. As the books grow more dicult, the students earn more points for each test they pass. At the elementary level, students can cash in their points for small toys and trinkets like pencils and yoyos. Middle school students are rewarded for their reading with things like ice cream parties. At the high school level, students can raised their grades and earn extra credit for Accelerated Reader tests. So far this year, the 261 students who have participated in the program have taken 5,022 tests and passed 4,255, a passing average of 77.4 percent. Collectively, those passed tests have helped students earn 7,111 Accelerated Reader points, or just over 27 points per student. Something else that the program has shown is that Cedar Key’s students are huge fans of ction, but don’t particularly care for non-ction. Since the beginning of the school year 95 percent of the books the students selected were ction books. Cedar Key Track and Field Has BegunSarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent With winter nearing its end and spring quickly approaching, the Cedar Key Sharks are diving into spring sports. Track and Field, coached by Brad Penney and Kim Bishop, is a spring sport that is taken very seriously at CKS. With a combination of running events such as relays, hurdles, 800-meter runs, mile runs, and even two-mile runs, as well as a series of eld events including, discus, shot-put, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, and high jump, the Sharks remain busy throughout the season. e team began practice at the beginning of February, working on eld events and running events trials. ere is no ocial roster yet because athletes are still joining the team. e rst meet will be held in Branford, Florida on February 28th. Be sure come out and show your support!Shark Baseball Season is UnderwayBen Miller, Shark Correspondent. e Cedar Key Sharks Varsity Baseball season opened up with a game on Tuesday, February 10, against Countryside. e Sharks performed magnicently, winning the game 25-0. ere are two seniors on this year’s squad, Kit Riley and Logan Rooks, and both were pleased with the team’s dominating performance and beginning to think about this being their last season. “I don’t know what to say, everything just fell into place, I’ll miss not playing baseball next year,” Riley said. “It was bound to happen eventually, I’ve really enjoyed my time playing baseball with my friends,” Rooks said e Sharks took on the Bronson Eagles Friday at home at 7 p.m. and will play at Trenton at 7 p.m. on TuesdayA Season in Review; Cedar Key Boys’ Varsity BasketballBen Miller, Shark Correspondent e Cedar Key High School boys’ varsity basketball team has completed another season. e team will miss both seniors, Kit Riley and Logan Rooks, who will be graduating in May. Other members of the 2014-2015 basketball team who are expected to return to play next year include – juniors: Daniel Allen, Jacob Bishop, James Lynch, Larry Twinam, and Walker Emerick; freshmen: Austin Minehart, Trevor Ryan, Grayson Yearty, Levi Collins, and Tyler Wynans; and eighth graders, Isaiah Jones and Kristoer Burns. Born Not of Words, But of DeedsElani Hudson, Shark Correspondent For January, the Cedar Key FFA Chapter was awarded $250 from the National FFA for their “Hunger Heroes Challenge.” Our chapter was awarded money because of our constant donations of food to our local food pantry. On average we donate 200 to 300lbs of food every few weeks to the locals in need. e goal of the “Hunger Heroes Challenge” is to donate 2.5 million meals to those in need by the annual National Convention which should be in October. Cedar Key FFA is helping achieve that goal with each load of crops they donate. Cedar Key FFA has discovered that needs are far from scarce for the average American, and in seeing that they seek to benet all individuals. Every time our chapter donates to the food pantry we are helping the community by the fact that we gain no prot from our donation whatsoever. Each individual has the option to utilize the sources we provide to the community. e idea of hunger is frightening, and knowing it exists so close is even worse. e members of our chapter all agree that donations of food should continue, and should always continue to be non-protable. SHARK NEWS at Cedar Key School continued on page 8B


7B LEGAL NOTICES Across1. Daniel ___, Am. frontiersman 6. Chronic nag 11. Underlying theme 13. Exclamation of excitement 15. Place in oce 16. Rose plant fruit 17. Abbr. after a comma 18. Nutty confection 20. “To ___ is human ...” 21. Orders to plow horses 23. Come to mind 24. Taro plant’s edible root 25. Cab driver in “It’s a Wonderful Life” 27. ___ grass 28. Sheik’s bevy 29. Daniel Webster, e.g. 31. Golden Horde member 32. Fat unit 33. ___ Scotia 34. Articial leg? 36. Extension of library book due date 39. Mawkishly sentimental 40. Haul 41. Bigwig 43. Downer 44. Stands for 46. It has its ups and downs 47. CD follower 48. Tony ___, Am. singer 50. Boy 51. “Father Murphy” extras 53. Unit of distance used in navigation (2 wds) 55. Listlessness 56. Men with chauvinistic beliefs 57. Small coins of ancient Greece 58. Concise 1. Baseball batters who lightly tap the ball 2. Bawdy 3. His “4” was retired 4. ___ tide 5. Accessory 6. Excelled 7. Cheat, slangily 8. ___ v. Wade 9. Desert shrub with scalelike leaves 10. Stranger 11. Surrounding and blockading a fortress 12. Restaurant serving light meals 13. Slap target, sometimes 14. Erasable programmable read-only memory (acronym) 19. Pinocchio, at times 22. Vocalizing songs 24. Erode (2 wds) 26. Before the due date 28. Any port in a storm 30. Sylvester, to Tweety 31. Elephant’s weight, maybe 33. Quality of having been recently obtained 34. Sisterly 35. Injure by treading heavily 36. Bookbinding leather 37. Annul 38. Fidelity 39. Kind of drive (acronym) 40. Perfect, e.g. 42. Indicates 44. Bright circle? 45. Prepare, as tea 48. Can of worms? 49. Checker, perhaps 52. Accident 54. Cambridge sch. Crossword Puzzlee answers for this week’s crossword puzzle will appear in next week’s issue. Down JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST OTHER CLAIMANTS, Address Known Address is: 2550 Se 141st Court, Morriston, Florida 32668. unknown heirs, devisees, lienors, and trustees, and all through, under or against the aforementioned named aforementioned unknown otherwise not sui juris. mortgage on the following LOT 8, BLOCK 46, THE REPLAT OF WILLISTON PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 5, 14131 SE 26 Street, Morriston, Florida 32668 Suite 110, the original with the Clerk of otherwise a default will be LaQuanda Latson Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000835 INC., Plaintiff, VS. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made Judgment was awarded on in Civil Case No. 2013-CACAPITAL, INC. is the Plaintiff, OR ALIVE, WHETHER MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Street, Bronson, FL 32621 Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 3, MAP OR PLAT THEREOF BOOK 5, PAGE 23, OF THE ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS AFTER THE SALE. 22, 2014. LaQuanda Latson Aldridge | Connors, LLP 1615 South Congress Avenue Suite 200 Phone: 561.392.6391 IMPORTANT OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. AN ASL INTERPRETER OR INTERPRETING AT ORG Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.38-2014-CA-00716 Plaintiff, vs. NOTICE OF SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN LOT 41, BLOCK 10, FANNIN Florida. TOGETHER WITH 1991 Harbor mobile home, serial GAFLM35B04519HS. Said sale shall be made to the Judgment entered in the above 11:00 a.m. Clerk of the Court LaQuanda Latson Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO.: 38-2015-CP-00017 IN RE: ESTATE OF LARRY ROGER STONE, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LARRY ROGER South Court Street, Bronson, FL, 32621. The names and set forth below. THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. OF THIS NOTICE. SET FORTH IN SECTION TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE /s/ KERI JO STONE 6623 NW 29th Street Gainesville, FL 32653 /s/ LARRY E. CIESLA 4400 NW 23rd Avenue, Suite A Gainesville, FL 32606 Florida Bar No. 283533 Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 2015. --------Town of Bronson NOTICE OF QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING PETITION FOR A SPECIAL ACTION Petition No . Applicant(s): Location: Bronson, Fl. 32621 Legal: Avenue, Bronson, Florida to a SPECIAL ACTION. SITE PLAN APPROVAL urged to attend this hearing. 266, Bronson, Florida 32621, or Town Clerk at the Town Hall in Bronson, Florida. need to ensure that a verbatim 2354. Bronson Town Board Pub.: Feb. 19, 26, 2015. -------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP, at least 48 hours Pub.: Feb. 19, 2015. -------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida invited: Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Steering Committee meeting to Governing Board members of Governing Board members. DATE/TIME: PLACE 951 Martin Luther King Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741 The Southwest Florida 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, (352) 796-7211 or 1-800meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim issued. Pub.: Feb. 19, 2015.--------NOTICE OF IMPOUND Four (4) Horses, mares, of the 7100 BLOCK OF NW 5206. 2015-00235729. Sheriff Pub.: Feb. 19, 2015. -------


8B Rosemary Orange Chicken 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried rosemary teaspoon pepper 1 whole roasting chicken cut in quarters 1 cups orange juice Place onions in large slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the garlic, rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle over chicken quarters. Place chicken in slow cooker. Pour orange juice over chicken, but make sure you don’t wash all the herb mixture o the chicken. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours. Use the dripping/juice from the chicken when making a rice side for extra goodness!Blueberry Lemon Streusel Cakeyield: 1-913 cake or 2-9 inch round cakes Ingredients: 5 tablespoons butter cups granulated sugar teaspoons cinnamon 1 large egg teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose our 2teaspoons baking powder teaspoons salt cups whole milk zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 cups fresh blueberries for the topping: 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup all purpose our 1/2 cup oats zest of 1/2 lemon dash cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine our, baking powder, and a salt. Stir and set aside. Cream butter with cinnamon and sugar. Add egg and mix until combined. Add vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix. Add our mixture and milk alternately until totally incorporated. Do not over-beat. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Pour in batter and smooth the top. Sprinkle fresh blueberries over the top of the cake. In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over the top of the cake. Bake cake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, if desiredPenny’sRecipes “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....let’s get cooking!” DIY TIP of the WeekTeething BabyPlace a damp wash cloth in a zip lock bag and put it in the freezer, when baby starts teething remove the cloth from the bag and let them chew on it, it’s soothing to their gums. For Informotion call: Eric Daniels 352-542-2470 or 352-356-1949Date Opponent Place Time Tues. Feb. 17 Hawthorne Hawthorne 7:00 PM Fri. Feb. 20 Cedar Key Cedar Key 7:00 PM Tues. Feb. 24 Chieand Chieand 7:00 PM Fri. Feb. 27 Hilliard Bronson 6:00 PM Tues. Mar. 3 St. John's Bronson 7:00 PM urs. Mar. 5 Bell Bell 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 6 Trenton Trenton 7:00 PM urs. Mar. 12 Branford Bronson 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 13 Lafayette Mayo 7:00 PM Mon. Mar. 16 St. John's Ocala 6:30 PM Tues. Mar. 17 Hawthorne Bronson 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 20 Hilliard Hilliard 6:00 PM Tues. Mar. 24 Bell Bronson 7:00 PM urs. Mar. 26 Branford Branford 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 27 Union County Bronson 7:00 PM Mon. Mar. 30 Lafayette Bronson 7:00 PM urs. Apr. 2 Trenton Bronson 7:00 PM Tues. Apr. 7 Matanzas SJRCC 6:00 PM urs. Apr. 9 Chieand CFCC TBA Tues. Apr. 14 Dixie County-Sr. Night Bronson 7:00 PM urs. Apr. 16 Union County Lake Butler 7:00 PM Fri. Apr. 17 Buchholz Gainesville 7:00 PMBronson Eagles Varsity Baseball Bronson Jr. Varsity BaseballDate Opponent Place Time Tues. Feb. 17 Hawthorne Hawthorne 4:00 PM Tues. Feb. 24 Chieand Chieand 4:00 PM Fri. Feb. 27 Chieand Bronson 4:00 PM urs. Mar. 5 Bell Bell 4:00 PM Fri. Mar. 6 Trenton Trenton 4:00 PM urs. Mar. 12 Branford Bronson 4:30 PM Fri. Mar. 13 Lafayette Mayo 4:30 PM Tues. Mar. 17 Hawthorne Bronson 4:00 PM Tues. Mar. 24 Bell Bronson 4:00 PM urs. Mar. 26 Branford Branford 4:30 PM Fri. Mar. 27 Union County Bronson 4:00 PM Mon. Mar. 30 Lafayette Bronson 4:30 PM urs. Apr. 2 Trenton Bronson 4:00 PMBronson Middle School BaseballDate Opponent Place Time urs. Feb. 19 Trenton Bronson 5:00 PM urs. Feb. 26 P.K. Yonge Gainesville 6:00 PM Mon. Mar. 2 Trenton Trenton 5:00 PM Mon. Mar. 9 Chieand Bronson 5:00 PM Mon. Mar. 16 Williston Bronson 4:00 PM urs. Mar. 19 P.K. Yonge Bronson 6:00 PM Tues. Mar. 31 Williston Williston 4:30 PMBronson Lady Eagles SoftballDate Opponent Location JV Varsity Leave Time urs. Feb. 19 *Trenton Away 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 3:30 PM Fri. Feb. 20 Cedar Key Away 7:00 PM 5:00 PM Tues. Feb. 24 *Hawthorne Home 6:00 PM urs. Feb. 26 Branford Away 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 2:30 PM Fri. Feb. 27 *Hilliard Home 6:00 PM Tues. Mar. 3 Williston Away 7:00 PM 5:30 PM urs. Mar. 5 St. Francis Home 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 6 Chieand Away 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 3:30 PM Tues. Mar. 10 *Bell Away 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 2:45 PM urs. Mar. 12 Branford Home 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 13 *Hawthorne Away 6:00 PM 4:00 PM Tues. Mar. 17 Newberry Home 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 20 Dunnellon Away 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 3:00 PM Tues. Mar. 24 *Trenton Home 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Fri. Mar. 27 *Hilliard Away 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:45 PM urs. Apr. 2 Chieand Home 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Fri. Apr. 3 Williston Home 7:00 PM Tues. Apr. 7 Interlachen Home 7:00 PM Apr. 13, 14, 16 District Tournament Trenton TBA * Denotes District Games FFA was founded on the idea that in order to live your dream you must take action working towards your dream, not just converse about it constantly. Our chapter not only recognizes there are problems of hunger in our community, but we also make strides each day to physically x that problem. Free SAT testing for CKS JuniorsTabatha Hays, Shark Correspondent Juniors at Cedar Key School will be administered the SAT test on Wed., Feb. 25 at no cost to the students. is saves each junior $38. e SAT is one of the tests some colleges and universities use to determine whether students are ready to enter college. Many of the juniors have already taken another college entrance test, the ACT, but the SAT is a timed test that measures a student's abilities dierently. Some students will do noticeably better on one test than the other. Good luck, Class of 2016! Let's rock this test! Bronson’s Emily Sheppard winds up for a pitch as rst baseman Abby Fallender awaits the outcome against Cedar Key. Photo by Terry Witt.Jacksonville, Angela Gates of Jacksonville, George (Angie) Smyrnios of Fort Myers, Manuel (Misty) Smyrnios of Fort Myers, Gus Smyrnios, Perry and Anna Morgan, of Perry; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 22, 3:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Cross City, with family visitation at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of owers, donations in memory of Bill Rains may be made to: Dixie Education Foundation, PO Box 2655, Cross City, Florida, 32628. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.ZACHARY DESILETSZachary “Zak” Desilets, 22, of Chieand, Florida passed away on February 14, 2015. Zak was born in Cape Coral, Fla. and moved to Chieand several years ago. He was an Equipment Operator in the Construction Field. He enjoyed hunting, video games, shing, hanging out with his sister and playing with his daughter, Zarah. He is survived by his parents, Sherry and Chris Brown; his daughter, Zarah; his sister Savannah Brown and brother, Jacob Brown; his grandmother, Lillian and William Kehoe; grandparents, Amy and Freddie Fountain, and many friends. A Memorial Celebration of Life, will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services1301 N. Young Blvd. Chieand, FL.; 352/493-0050.Obituaries continued from page 4BSHARK NEWS at Cedar Key School continued from page 6B

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