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Suwannee River Fair Starts Thursday with Historic ChangesBy Terry WittSenior Staff Writere Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Show and Sale will start ursday in Fanning Springs, but for the rst time in its history spectators will be directed away from areas where animals are penned, walked, groomed or tied up. Visitors to the fair will be able to see the swine, beef, dairy cow, dairy goat, poultry and dog shows as always in the fair barn, as well as the horse show outside, but they will be Chieand Monument to Honor All State Sports ChampionsBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterChieand High School will soon recognize both the girls and boys state sports champions on a brick monument in front of the school. Principal Matthew McLelland said the new lettering should arrive by Friday and the letters will be installed soon after. Bronson Council Approves Variance for Verizon Cell TowerBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Council members approved a variance to land development regulations Monday allowing construction of a 190-foot Verizon monopole cell phone tower in the town park. e unanimous approval of the variance gives Verizon the green light to apply for a city building permit that will clear the way for construction of the tower by late October. Verizon has promised to pay the town $1,000 per month to lease the park site. e town wants to use the revenue to make improvements to the park. Verizon selected a piece of property in James H. Cobb Park that was already cleared of trees on the northern corner as the cell phone tower site. e property is 80 by 20 feet. Mary Solik, representing Verizon, said the tower will provide enhanced 4G cell phone coverage in Bronson in an era when most people use wireless phones for communication. Birthday Celebration for Charles King is Invitation Only AairLast week the Journal announced that Charles P. King, Chieand realtor and former chairman of the Levy County Democratic Executive Committee, was getting ready to celebrate his 80th birthday on March 7 at a luncheon in Fanning Springs. e birthday luncheon is by invitation only with no gifts, please. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterCounty Attorney Anne Bast Brown, County Economic Director Dave Pieklik and County Planner Shenley Neely were selected Monday by the Levy County Commission to esh out and polish a draft tax abatement ordinance aimed at luring job-producing industries to the county. Commissioners believe the best tool for attracting new business and industry and encouraging existing business to expand is to oer property tax breaks on the improvements they make to their properties in exchange for adding new jobs. Adding jobs could have a ripple eect on the county economy by giving people income to buy housing, pay taxes and spend money, according to Chieand Realtor Doug King and Commission Chairman John Meeks. “It’s almost a ripple eect that comes out of job escalation,” Meeks said. Commissioners instructed sta to tweak the ordinance in a way that gives the board exibility in oering incentives and at the same times provides the county commission with the ability to oer tax incentives that are competitive with counties of similar size. Commissioners were unanimous in directing sta to develop a “sliding scale” for the tax incentives package. Brown said she was no expert on the subject of a sliding scale and she would have to rely on other sta members to work out those numbers. e commission also wants the tax abatement ordinance to oer consistency across the board so one rm doesn’t receive favorable treatment over another and along the same lines they wanted the ordinance to be equitable so no one could say that they got a bad deal from the county. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County Commissioner Danny Stevens was questioned at least a half dozen times Tuesday in two board meetings about why he didn’t have his microphone lowered to broadcast his voice. A Journal reporter was the rst to ask Stevens why he was the only commissioner to position his microphone straight up instead of pulling it down to make himself heard better. Stevens said he leaves the microphone standing straight up because he likes to see the paperwork on the desk (dais) in front of him. He said he pulls the microphone down when he wants to speak. But Stevens apparently forgot whether the microphone was up or down a half a dozen times in the two meeting. Many people had trouble hearing his voice in the audience when the microphone wasn’t positioned properly. Resident Barney Cannon told Stevens the microphone wasn’t a snake and “won’t bite you.” By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County Commissioner Mike Joyner said he is tired of going to gas stations, the Winn Dixie store and Wal-Mart and subjecting his wife, children and grandchildren to oensive music and lyrics being played near their vehicle. On Tuesday, Joyner received the backing of his fellow commissioners, three police chiefs and the sheri in calling for a noise ordinance that can be easily enforced by deputies and puts an end to the abuse of eardrums. “I’m not going to suer my children to hear that stu anymore,” Joyner said. “I’ve had enough of it.” County Attorney Anne Bast Brown was instructed by commissioners to research and write an ordinance similar to what Williston uses. e Williston ordinance doesn’t require police ocers to use sound meters to determine if a violation has occurred. Ocers can hear the violation and write a ticket. Sheri Bobby McCallum, Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow, Chieand Police Chief Robert Douglas Joyner Wins Support for Better County Noise Ordinance Commissioner Takes Heat for Failing to Use MicrophoneMeet Bronson Candidates 5A County Commission Wants Tweaks in Tax Abatement Ordinance for Quick Approvalcontinued to page 6A continued to page 6ACommissioner Danny Stevens at meeting Tuesday with microphone up. Photo by Terry Witt.continued to page 8AChieand Police Chief Robert Douglas and Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow report on noise ordinances at commission meeting. Photo by Terry Witt.Commissioner Mike Joyner discusses noise ordinance with commissioner and police chiefs. Photo by Terry Witt.continued to page 2A continued to page 6A continued to page 6AWilliston Unsure If Expired Term Will Cause Problems By Terry WittSenior Staff Writere Williston City Council doesn’t know if it has a legal problem yet, but they do know the term of one planning and zoning commission member expired last September apparently without anyone noticing. Council President Jason Cason said if Debra Jones has been voting on issues that came before the board since last September, but wasn’t ocially a member of the board there could be a problem. “I’m sitting here praying and hoping that this can of worms isn’t opened,” said Cason. City Manager Scott Lippmann said he would investigate and report back to the council. Council members questioned who in the city was supposed to be keeping track of the terms of advisory board members. City Planner Adam Hall was absent for Tuesday’s meeting and he often is the person who seems to know the most about advisory board members. e problem of allowing a term to expire on the planning and zoning commission isn’t the bigger issue. e broader problem is that the city is having trouble lling vacant seats on the adjustment board and planning and zoning commission. ere are currently three vacant seats on both seven-member boards. e bottom line is that all four members of each board need to be present for a quorum or the boards can’t conduct business. e planning and zoning commission continued to page 3A


2A Jail Media Report from 02/23/2015 to 03/01/2015BARRS, JUSTIN BEAU, 32, OF OLD TOWN, FL: DISORDERLY INTOXICATION. BISSONETTE, ROBERT JOSEPH, 54, OF BELL, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE UNARMED; GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. BROWNING, GERALD DAVID, 34, OF TRENTON, FL: LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVE DAMAGE TO PROP. CASTILLO-HIDALGO, IRAN ISAHAC, 21, OF MORRISTON, FL: VIOL NONRESIDENT EXEMPTION DRIVERS LIC. CORR, MICHAEL JAMES, 43, OF ODESSA, FL: VOPDUI. HEMINGWAY, ROBERT DEAN, 55, OF HAINES CITY, FL: DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED LICENSE. HENSON, JEFFRY, 26, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION. HERRING, JAMES THOMAS, 31, OF OLD TOWN, FL: SHOPLIFTING PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF. HODGE, WILLIAM BLAKE, 19, OF WILLISTON, FL: POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA; POSSESS AND OR USE DRUG EQUIP. JONES, HANNAH DELTON, 34, OF OLD TOWN, FL: RETAIL THEFT.Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most WantedLENOS, AMBER LYNN, 33, OF TRENTON, FL: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2. MCNEAL, BLANCHE DIXON, 64, OF OCALA, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. SALES, JOSHUA DARNELL, 31, OF BRONSON, FL: VOP-BATTERY. SHIRLEY, CHASE AUSTIN, 18, OF MORRISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE; BURGLARY TO A VEHICLE. TACKETT, ZECHARIAH, 26, OF DUNNELLON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2. THOMAS, LAKEESHA AMBER LAROSE, 25, OF WILLISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. TYSON, DAVID MAYNARD, 36, OF STARKE, FL: VOP-DUI. JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923call 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ Levy CountyDYALS, GARRETTOLD TOWN VOP BATTERY NO BONDJENKS, PAMELACHIEFLAND FTA OPERATE WHILE DL SUSPENDED/ CANCELLED/ REVOKEDBOND 2,000PAYTON, LAURENMARGATEFTA OPERATING WHILE DL SUSPENDED/ CANCELLED/ REVOKEDBOND 2,000RIVERA, LUZBRONSON VOP AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/ DEADLY WEAPON NO BOND VANBLARICUM, CODY STEWART, 18, OF BRONSON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. WILLIAMS, DAVID EARL, 49, OF WILLISTON, FL: AGGRAV ASSLT WEAPON W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) ROBERTSON, DAVIDAUBURNDALE FTA OPERATING WHILE DL SUSPENDED/ CANCELLED/ REVOKED BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course of action. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, The Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The Board of County Commissioners are 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. Ha.Va. 01-15 Gail Raven, petitioning the board for a Hardship Variance to allow a second dwelling in order to care for her mother (Malinda Milos), on a parcel of land located in the NW of the NE , in Section 5, Township 11S, Range 15E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 2.86 acres and has a zoning designation of “ARR” Agriculture/Rural Residential. Situs Address: 3270 NW 160th Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 Ha.Va. 02-15 Timothy Pedersen, petitioning the board for a Hardship Variance to allow a second dwelling in order to care for his parents (George and Harriett Pedersen), on a parcel of land located in E of the NW of the NE , in Section 6, Township 11S, Range 15E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 20 acres more or less and has a zoning designation of “ARR” Agriculture/Rural Residential. Situs Address: 4350 NW 160th Street, Trenton, FL. 32693 FP 01-15 Steve McMillen of McSurveying representing Jessica MaassHudson, 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 352486-5203. 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 486-5218. Pub.: Mar. 5, 12, 2015. NOTICE OF ELECTION CITY OF CEDAR KEY And CEDAR KEY WATER & SEWER DISTRICT At Cedar Key City Hall May 5, 2015 And if Necessary a RUN OFF ELECTION on May 26.2015 From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. THREE CITY COMMISSION SEATS: 1,3, & 5 (Two --Year Term) TWO CEDAR KEY WATER & SEWER DISTRICT COMMISSION GROUPS 2 &4 (Two --Year Term) Qualifying Period Monday, March 16, 2015 at 9 a.m. Until Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12 Noon REGISTRATION BOOKS CLOSE ON MONDAY APRIL 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015. Williston Man’s Clothing Catches FireWilliston police and re departments along with the Levy County Department of Public Safety responded to a report on Feb. 25 of a man being on re. When ocers arrived at 141 N.E. 11th St., they learned that Paul Dennis, Jr., 77, had placed an electric radiator heater in an outdoor re to burn o the wire prior to scrapping it. As it turned out, the heater contained oil. When the oil heated up it caused the heater to explode and the explosion set Dennis’s clothing on re. A neighbor, Norman James, Jr. heard the explosion and saw Dennis’s clothing on re and rushed to his aid. Dennis was treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment. Motorist Makes Fatal Drive into the Gulf of MexicoA motorist from Maine died in the darkness of the Gulf of Mexico on February 28 when he drove o the Yankeetown Boat Ramp into the Gulf. His 2007 Ford Ranger sank, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. e victim was identied as Robert J. Okeefe, 71, of Lamoine, Maine. FHP said Okeefe was traveling west on County Road 40 at 12:15 a.m. approaching the boat ramp when he ran through a stop sign and entered the Gulf of Mexico. e vehicle was submerged for about 3 hours before rescue crews were able to recover the vehicle. e U.S. Coast Guard assisted in conrming the location of the vehicle’s underwater location. e vehicle was recovered with the help of Bronson Lube Tow Company and a dive team from the Citrus County Sheri’s Oce. Levy County Fire Rescue pronounced the driver dead at the scene.Wreck on I-75 Kills Driver and 10-year-old PassengerTwo people died in a crash on I-75 in Marion County on Feb. 28 including a 10-year-old girl who was ejected. e Florida Highway Patrol identied the two victims who died as Pearlie Mae Gibbs, 35, and Jamiya Postell, 10, of Gainesville. Gibbs was driving a 2005 Kia Sorento and Postell was her passenger. A second passenger, Jakera Postell, 18, suered minor injuries. e driver of the second vehicle, Kevin R. Chasteen, 21, Tampa, wasn’t injured in the 2:41 p.m. wreck. FHP said the Gibbs vehicle and the Chasteen vehicle were headed north on I-75. Gibbs was in the center lane and Chasteen was in the left lane. When Gibbs began to move to the left lane occupied by the second vehicle, Chasteen reacted by turning left onto the highway shoulder, causing his vehicle to rotate and strike Gibb’s vehicle. Gibb’s vehicle began to rotate and overturn. Gibbs was taken to Shands Hospital where she later died. e 10-year-old, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Joyner Wins Support for Better County Noise Ordinance continued from page 1A and Cedar Key Police Chief Virgil Sandlin endorsed Joyner’s eorts to silence boom boxes, stereos and other noise sources that emit disturbing sound. Joyner, a retired law enforcement ocer, said some of the musical lyrics are disturbing because they degrade women by advocating domestic violence and advocating attacks on police ocers. McCallum said Levy County already has a noise ordinance but he considers it weak in terms of enforcement capability. Noise meters are needed for enforcement. e sheri said he needs an ordinance that can be enforced when his ocers are called to loud parties or to investigate disturbing noise being emitted from homes. Strow said the Williston ordinance was reviewed by State Attorney Bill Cervone before it was adopted by the city council. Cervone said the ordinance was enforceable. Strow said Williston plagiarized an ordinance adopted by Gainesville that doesn’t require sound meters for enforcement. He said if police ocers are 200 to 250 feet from the sound source and they can hear it, the noise violates the ordinance. However, he said he wasn’t sure of the exact distance from the noise source. Joyner said the nal straw for him was being disturbed by loud music after church services Sunday. He said three cars with trunks open were blasting music with disturbing lyrics and irritating sound levels. Juanita P. Terrell, a personal and educational consultant, said churches and church leaders need to be included in the discussion of the noise ordinance. She said she represents some of the churches and can get word to pastors about the noise problem and the proposed ordinance. “If it’s never addressed, it never will be stopped,” she said. She said she would support the ordinance. Joyner said the high volume music was also a safety issue. He said people who drive with high music levels in their car can’t hear an ambulance coming up behind them. Commission Chairman John Meeks said whenever someone infringes on another person’s right to enjoy their life, it’s wrong. Commissioner Danny Stevens said he needed clarication on whether the ordinance would deal only with music from radios or if it would regulate other noise. He said he can hear trains on the railroad tracks a quarter mile away from his home. “I want to make sure we’re not infringing on people’s right to have a business and do business,” he said. Douglas said the ordinance should also address situations where noise is emanating from a house 25 feet away and disturbing neighbors. Commissioner Rock Meeks said there will be exemptions to the ordinance and ocers will have some discretion. e ordinance would cover only noise violations in the unincorporated (rural) areas of the county.$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe!


3A By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterIt may be winter in most of Levy County, but seven miles west of Chieand spring has broken out at Manatee Springs State Park. Visitors on Saturday were forced to bundle up to protect themselves from a chilly mist that was falling at a 60 degree temperature, but in back of the spring a large cluster of trees was sporting new leaves. Nearby a dogwood tree was in full bloom. e Suwannee River wasn’t ooding, but it was much higher than normal, another indication of spring. A ock of turkey vultures was perched on the rail of the boardwalk along the spring run. ey weren’t hurting anyone. But they made some visitors nervous because of their size and their ugly mug. ey do eat meat. At one point there may have been as many as 25 to 30 vultures on both sides of the rail. One woman was afraid to walk through them for fear of being attacked. But they were more afraid of people than the other way around. e ock was easily shooed away by making a run at them and yelling. But they came back soon after they were driven o the boardwalk rail. One particularly stubborn vulture refused to wiggle as I snapped his photograph. I could have reached out and touched him, but given the size of his beak and the fact that he eats meat that seemed like a bad idea. He looked like a big black chicken with a bad complexion. e vultures are wild birds. It’s best to leave them alone. A woman by the name of Gwen Duy was directly behind me. She was scared of the vulture. I told her the bird was harmless as I continued to snap photos of the creatures and walk among them. Duy’s male companion came along and shooed the birds away. But they ew back to the railing. ey were becoming pests. I have never seen the vultures congregate on the boardwalk like they did Saturday. e water at the mouth of the spring run was clouded by the river. It didn’t appear any manatees were present, but manatees can often be seen in the spring when air temperatures drop. Manatees are warm-blooded. ey are mammals and feed their young breast milk like humans. ey can become hypothermic and develop pneumonia if subjected to cold water for extended periods. ey are frequently seen in the spring run of Manatee Springs State Park during the colder winter months. Two snorkel divers were in the spring run closer to the picnic area. ey said the water was much warmer than the air, which was true. e spring run remains at a constant 72 degrees. Manatee Springs State Park is one of the state’s natural wonders and it is worth visiting. I purchased an individual season pass for $64 while I was there. e pass gives me the right to visit nearly every state park in Florida for the next year. ere are a couple of state parks where a pass holder would have to pay a small fee. One of those parks is in Citrus County. Homosassa State Park is home to captive manatees and other creatures. e critters have to be fed. e added fee pays for maintenance of the animals.Manatee Springs State Park Begins Its Spring Bloom Gwen Duy of Chieand holds an alligator gar her friend caught o the dock at Manatee Springs State Park. She said the gar is good eating. She llets the meat o the top of the back and fries them in salt and pepper meal. She said it tastes great. Photo by Terry Witt. This turkey vulture was standing on the Manatee Springs boardwalk near the Suwannee River with about 20 buddies, His imposing features are misleading. The bird was not interested in attacking anyone. But the presence of so many vultures on the boardwalk rail made some visitors nervous. Photo by Terry Witt. A group of turkey vultures stand on the rail of the boardwalk of Manatee Springs State Park. The day was cool and wet and it wasn’t clear if they were interested in a handout. The large size and ugly looks made some visitors nervous. Photo by Terry Witt. The forest near the spring run at Manatee Springs was green with new growth, a sign that spring is not far away. Photo by Terry Witt. Think Spring, Green Living, and Adopting a Manatee. Call 1-800-432-(JOIN) 5646 This branch of dogwood owers was another harbinger of spring at Manatee Springs State Park. Photo by Terry Witt. McLelland said the school ordered lettering last November to honor the 1961 and 1997 state football champions and the 2014 state softball champions on the same monument, but it has taken quite a while for the materials to arrive. He said funding from ticket sales at CHS athletic events will pay for the $1,000 change in lettering. e top of the monument will say Home of the Indians, State Champions. He said there will be images of two miniature footballs for each of the state champion football teams and the image of a softball for the softball team. e Lady Indian softball team is hoping to repeat as state champions this year or perhaps next season. McLelland said school ocials decided to use all new lettering rather than using the new stu next to old. It made good sense to do it that way and the thought was that it would look better. He said no one person was the inspiration for adding the 2014 state championship softball team to the monument. He said discussions were focused on honoring all the state champions, past and future. “Our goal is to continue winning state championships, so we wanted something that would honor that tradition,” McLelland said.Chieand Monument to Honor All State Sports Champions continued from page 1A


4A OPINION LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:A.D. Andrews – Publisher Linda Cooper – General Manager Kathy Hilliard – Editor Terry Witt – Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart – Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout 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 SyndicateRandom thoughts on the passing scene: When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amok. e mainstream media seem desperate to try to nd something to undermine Republican governor Scott Walker’s rise in the polls. e worst they have come up with is that he didn’t nish college. Neither did Bill Gates or Michael Dell. e Wright brothers didn’t nish high school. Neither did Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. Have you noticed that there seem to be an ever growing number of things that we are not supposed to say in public? Given the Obama administration’s repeatedly failed policies in the Middle East and the lost credibility of the president’s glib pronouncements, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress may be many Americans’ rst chance to get a realistic assessment of the Middle East situation and its potential for international catastrophe. Attempts to bring order out of the chaos in the paper jungle of my oce usually get nowhere until I nally break everything down into just two categories: (1) urgently needed and (2) trash to be thrown out. It is going to take time to secure the border, and it ought to take time for Congress to explore the facts about immigrants from dierent countries before voting on new immigration legislation. Both processes can be going on at the same time. But those who want border security laws and immigration laws passed together -- “comprehensive immigration reform” -are for denying us that time. Why? State Department ocial Marie Harf said, “We cannot win this war by killing them” but instead we need to get to the “root causes” of jihads by providing “job opportunities.” We tried getting at the “root causes” of crime back in the 1960s -and crime rates skyrocketed. But we stopped the Nazis in World War II by killing them, instead of setting up a jobs program in Germany. e old advertising slogan, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” may or may not have been true. But surely the West should know by now that what happens in the Middle East does not stay in the Middle East. rowing Israel to the wolves and signing agreements with Iran will not buy “peace in our time” and allow us to further shrink the military and expand the welfare state. Academics often defend tenure, despite its many negative consequences, on grounds that it allows academic freedom for independent minds. Yet there are few places in America with more taboos and intellectual intolerance than academic campuses. e young are indoctrinated with demographic “diversity” that contrasts with a squelching of diversity of ideas on social issues. It is remarkable how the Internal Revenue Service has been “losing” e-mails that Congressional investigators want to see and how “global warming” researchers have been “losing” the raw data on which their dire predictions have been based. In the social sciences, people just frankly refuse to allow their raw data to be seen by critics of such sacred cow policies as armative action. e radical feminist movement, so ready to go ballistic at any little remark that can be twisted to mean something oensive to women, has been strangely silent while ISIS has been raping women and even little girls wholesale, and selling them as sex slaves. Is the silence of the radical feminists just political expediency or moral bankruptcy? Or both? Secretary of State John Kerry says that there is less violence than usual in the world right now. Meanwhile the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, says the opposite, that terrorism is more violent and dangerous than ever. Since Clapper is Director of National Intelligence, maybe Kerry should have the title Director of National Stupidity. We should never again put a rst-term Senator in the White House. But, of the three Republican rst-term Senators who are prospective candidates for the 2016 nomination for president, Marco Rubio is one of the very few politicians of either party to publicly admit that he was wrong on a major issue -immigration. He may well be ready for the White House in 2020. 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 Syndicatee Department of Homeland Security refuses to release a report on “right-wing” terrorism that somehow found its way into CNN’s hands last week during the farcical White House summit on Don’t Say Islamic Extremism. Your tax dollars are once again hard at work -defaming conservatives, deecting from worldwide murderous jihad and denying the public access to information they funded. CNN splashed the big scoop on its website: “DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat.” e fear-mongering piece featured a huge map of 24 alleged acts of “violence by sovereign citizen extremists since 2010.” CNN’s Evan Perez and Wes Bruer prominently quoted Mark Potok of the widely disgraced propaganda outt the Southern Poverty Law Center. Potok claimed that “there are as many as 300,000 people involved in some way with sovereign citizen extremism.” is is the same SPLC that was forced to apologize to famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson just last week for categorizing him as an “extremist” because he supports the traditional denition of marriage. is is the same hate-instigating SPLC whose target map and list of social conservative groups were used by leftwing domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins to shoot up the Washington, D.C., oce of the Family Research Council in 2012. is is the same SPLC whose explicit aim, according to Potok, is to “destroy” its political opponents and which admits it is “not really set up to cover the extreme left.” Harper’s Magazine’s Ken Silverstein called the SPLC and its work “essentially a fraud” that “shuts down debate, sties free speech, and most of all, raises a pile of money, very little of which is used on behalf of poor people.” None of these facts was mentioned in CNN’s report promoting the threat of “right-wing” terrorism. So you can see why I was curious to know more about the “24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks” the cable network kept citing without specics. I asked both CNN and DHS for a copy of the assessment. CNN’s Bruer brusquely told me on Twitter: “Not public doc. But not new that gov’t lists sov. citizens as terror threat.” Sure, it’s “not new.” But CNN’s report was new (and conveniently timed to coincide with the White House agenda of talking about every other kind of terrorism besides jihad). I wanted to read the new document, not just what CNN and the SPLC want the public to know and think about it. Liberal media outlets have a bad habit of purposely misclassifying terrorist incidents as “right-wing.” Last April, both CNN and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined with the SPLC to foment fear of conservative Americans by claiming that “right-wingers” have killed 34 people since 9/11 for “political reasons,” while jihadists have killed 21. But a closer look at the rigging of that phony factoid simply conrms the malevolent intention of so-called objective journalists and “hate watch” groups to marginalize conservative political speech and dissent. e CNN/ MSNBC/SPLC smear job involved both the dishonest deating of left-wing and jihadist incidents, and the dishonest inating of “right-wing” incidents. First, carving out the 3,000-person death toll from the 9/11 jihadist attacks is a rather convenient way to rig the scales, isn’t it? So is omitting the 10-person death toll from the jihad-inspired Beltway sniper spree of 2002. e conservatives-are-worse-than-jihadists casualty data counted Holocaust Memorial Museum shooter James Von Brunn, who killed a heroic security guard, as a “rightwinger.” But Von Brunn was neither “left” nor “right.” He was a rage-lled maniac and 9/11 truther who hated Fox News, the Weekly Standard and Rupert Murdoch. Also counted as “right-wing” in the CNN/MSNBC/SPLC data: Andrew Joseph Stack. He’s the lunatic who ew a small plane into an Austin, Texas, oce complex that contained an Internal Revenue Service oce in 2010. Stack’s ranting suicide manifesto targeted George W. Bush, health care insurers, the pharmaceutical industry and the “capitalist creed.” Also listed as “right-wing:” Richard Andrew Poplawski. He was the disgruntled, unemployed loser who shot and killed three Pittsburgh police ocers in a horrifying bloodbath in 2009. Left-wing publications asserted that the “heated, apocalyptic rhetoric of the anti-Obama forces,” along with Fox News and Glenn Beck, motivated Poplawski to slay the ocers. But Poplawski was a dropout from the Marines who threw a food tray at a drill instructor, had beaten his girlfriend, and demonstrated violent, racist tendencies that had nothing to do with politics. Poplawski was outraged that his mother wanted to kick his unemployed ass out of the house. Joshua Cartwright, another serial woman abuser, also murdered two police ocers in the aftermath of a domestic violence call. Left-wing operatives focused on a single remark from Cartwright’s victim about his views on President Obama to paint him as a “right-wing radical,” whitewashing his long history of violence against his partner and senseless paranoia. Were any of these falsely classied incidents included in the DHS assessment hyped by CNN and SPLC last week? We’ll never know. When I asked DHS public aairs ocer S.Y. Lee for the document, he told me it’s “not for public release” because it’s “an FOUO document (for ocial use only). Same as many DHS products to law enforcement.” I asked whether CNN now qualies as “law enforcement.” No response. 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 Random Thoughts CNN, DHS and SPLC’s Blame-Righty Hit JobTeachers Union Dues Fund a Political PowerhouseBy Evan Grossman | Watchdog.orgRichard Coppock has taught in the Bethlehem School District in Pennsylvania for 24 years, but left the local union in 2001 over what he calls “philosophical dierences.” In his mind, the union too often makes politics its top priority. “I became a teacher to teach kids and hopefully make a dierence in their lives,” Coppock said. “If I wanted to be a political activist I would have chosen another profession.” Whether they support the union’s political agenda or not, millions of other teachers across the country helped to fund the National Education Association’s powerful political machine last year. According to forms led with the U.S. Department of Labor, NEA sank $9.8 million into the NEA Advocacy Fund, a super PAC that can funnel member dues toward political interests. While dues that teachers unions collect from members — sometimes as much as $1,000 per year — cannot be used to fund a political action committee, or PAC, a super PAC is more loosely regulated and can be funded by dues. Super PAC money can’t be spent on an individual candidate, per se, but it can be spent on media that inuences the outcome of an election. NEA did not respond to multiple inquiries about its super PAC, which last year sent more than $6 million to Waterfront Strategies, a media and political advertising agency in Washington, D.C., known to be a favorite among Democrats from the White House on down. Part of Waterfront’s services include creating attack ads that shape elections around the country, something not all union members may support. In all, the NEA Advocacy Fund made almost $10 million in contributions to committees and national parties last year, according to, the majority of it going to Waterfront, which was also a top destination for American continued on page 5A


5A Adapt Adds Army Astronomers August Aunt Caps Cross Deed Designed Desks Died Dogs Done Electron Ends Extent Extraordinary Eyes Fate Frog India Keen Kept Less Louder Mats Mess Miners Miss Nest Nose Omit Onions Opposition Pirate Plus Pumped Rack Reeds Relay Risk Roll Root Rude Salads Sets Side Silk Snack Soap Start Surf Swan Tend Tides Tied Tree Trim Twist Type Universities Upset Uses Utter Vowel Word Search Were With Yell Your Yo-yoFederation of Teachers political spending. e AFT Solidarity Fund paid the rm $433,799 last year. Every year, teachers unions direct millions of dollars to power one of the country’s most powerful political engines. ose expenditures do not always directly fund education policy. Instead, they are used to prop up political and ideological groups, too. According to DOL records, the New York City branch of the AFT spent $29.1 million on representational activities, political activities and lobbying in 2014. Included in that was a $25,000 payment to the National Action Network, a partisan organization that claims to support education, among other social issues. But of the 160 press releases NAN published since the beginning of 2014 trumpeting its advocacy wins across the country, only one had to do with education. NEA also made more than $26 million in contributions to progressive organizations during the 2014 election cycle, including $334,500 to America Votes, $235,000 to the Progressive States Network, and $150,000 to the Center for American Progress, according to the watchdog group Free to Teach. “Forcing teachers to pay union dues or fees simply for the privilege of having a job in the public schools is a clear violation of First Amendment rights,” said Alexandra Freeze, senior director of communications and advocacy for the Association of American Educators, a national, non-union professional organization that works to represent teachers and educational advocacy. “Union dues pay for everything from bloated union boss salaries to political mailers,” she said. “e fact that teachers in certain states are required to bankroll this activity is at out un-American.” Teachers and their unions have splintered over the years and their political aliations may be a reason for some defections. For the second straight year, there are more non-unionized teachers working in American schools than there are unionized members. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as cited by and the Education Intelligence Agency blog, only 49 percent of the 4,535,249 teachers working in 2014 were full-share union members. Just 10 percent of new teachers last year joined unions, furthering a growing trend. In 1983, the unionization rate was almost 60 percent, according to labor statistics. e AAE found in its 2015 member survey that 97 percent of its members support public charter schools, 94 percent support course choice for students, and 56 percent support Empowerment Scholarship Accounts — all issues to which teachers unions are fundamentally opposed. Coppock insists he is not a “union buster” and while he shuns the politicking of the NEA and its local aliates, the Bethlehem Education Association and the Pennsylvania Education Association, he is a member of the Keystone Teachers Association, which was organized in 1993 by teachers whose personal beliefs conicted with that of unions. “As the NEA and AFT increase their political involvement, they push these views and agendas onto their members and a strong argument could be made that their increased pressure is a deterrent among their members and the need for teachers to want to disassociate themselves from that part of the union’s activities, and essentially, the unions completely,” KEYTA Executive Director Carol Yeagy said. “We hear quite regularly that educators really just want to be supported in their teaching capacities and want to be left alone with regard to politics.” Evan Grossman is a Philadelphia-based education reporter for Email him at egrossman@ and follow him on Twitter @Estreet3. union, dumped $9.8 million into its super PAC last year. Teachers Union Dues Fund a Political Powerhouse continued from page 64A Wesley, John, Mike and Debbie Candidate Interviews for Town of Bronson Special Election March 10 Bronson Candidate Katie Parks Bogart Ready to Go to WorkBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Council candidate Katie Parks Bogart said Tuesday she will be a motivated and extremely hard working member of the council representing the interests of all citizens. Bogart, a surgical technician who spent 16 years in the U.S. Air Force, lives in Bronson with her husband and three daughters and has worked at Shands Hospital in Gainesville since 2012. She graduated from Bronson High School in 1996 and enlisted in the Air Force as soon as she turned 18. She said the military opened her eyes about the world that she never saw as a small town girl. Her rst assignment was in San Francisco. After leaving the military in 2000 Bogart worked at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville until 2007 and then worked for Cardiac Surgeons at Florida Hospital in Orlando from 2007-2012. She said she came back to Bronson because she loves the town where she was raised. She wants to raise her three daughters in the same small town atmosphere. When she heard Councilman Berlon Weeks had resigned, Bogart said her rst thought was taking Weeks’ place on the council would provide her with an opportunity for public service. She likes to help people. She also wants to express her views on public issues. “But I don’t think you can voice your opinion if you aren’t ready to get down and work,” she said. Bogart said she wants to see more organization in the town’s operations and she wants to get the people of Bronson more involved in expressing what they want done in the town. “I want to hear what they want. I think everyone on the council wants to hear what they want,” she said. e military helped her develop as a person, she said. She learned how to address people, how to speak to people and she learned to honor chain of command. She said she would bring those skills to the council. “I already had pride in where I grew up. I have pride in Bronson, but I want it to be the best Bronson possible and I can help.” Bogart has been attending council meetings since she rst applied for the job. e council rst attempted to appoint someone to the position vacated by Weeks, but deadlocked on every vote. e council then decided to let the voters decide who would replace Weeks. Attending council meetings has given her background on how the budget is developed, about progress on the current sewer project and about dierent festivals the town is interested in developing, she said. But she said she also wants to see diversity on the council. “I think there needs to be a diverse group on the council, from all walks of life,” she added. Bronson Candidate Jerry Mongo Brings Wealth of ExperienceBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town council candidate Jerry Mongo is retired from a 30-year postal career at the University of Florida and from a 14-year career as a facilities operations manager at CH2M Hill, an engineering rm in Gainesville, and says he thinks his experiences in the workforce can be an asset to the town. “What I bring is experience in listening, knowing a lot of what the issues are and listening to the people in the community,” Mongo said. “I’ve lived here most of my life. I know what’s going in in the community.” Mongo, who was born and raised in Bronson and has a daughter, four grandchildren and one great grandchild, gured that after he retired from his second career in December, a week after his wife retired, he would relax, sh and enjoy his free time. But he said it hasn’t exactly worked out the way he planned. Since retiring, Mongo said he hasn’t done one thing he planned to do and has yet to go shing. He said people he knows have prevailed upon him to use his time in serving as a volunteer in the community in various ways. He enjoys the volunteerism. He said he knows all four members of the current council and is hoping those contacts will be helpful if he wins the oce. “I know all the council members. I might be able to bring some cohesiveness,” he said. He was a postal manager at UF managing 20 employees. His oce had its own zip code. He said he functioned much like a postmaster in a small community. One issue he would like to address in Bronson is the lack of sidewalks. He lives on Pine Street. e town council voted Monday night to pave the street from U.S. 27A to School Street. He said too many people are being forced to walk on the street for lack of a sidewalk. “I’m concerned about it as a safety issue. One day someone may get hurt,” he said. Eventually Mongo said he would like to see the city extend its central sewer system into additional residential areas. e town’s current sewer project is primarily aimed at the business district in hopes of spurring job growth. Mongo said a second goal is to bring more businesses into the town. He said Bronson is a great little town, but he would prefer to see more economic growth. Mongo noted that he is involved in a lot of community services, which he enjoys doing, but he also wants to be involved in public service as a Bronson Town Council member. He is a regular at town council meetings soaking up the issues and waiting to speak to council members when they leave the council chambers, demonstrating his interest in the town’s government. Due to a deadlock at the Bronson Town Council meeting in December 2014, the original special election to vote on amendments to the town charter and to vote in a council person for Seat 2 was moved to March 10. e council opted to let Bronson voters decide on who would replace former councilman Berlon Weeks who left due to his increasing work schedule. e successful candidate will have to run again later in the year to win a seat on the council in the regular September election. e successful candidate in the March special election must qualify in July for the September run. e council originally had planned a Feb. 10 special election to vote on amendments to the town charter but the need for a council member necessitated another inclusion on the ballot. e charter amendments and the names of candidates for the vacant council seat will be on the ballot. Make your voice heard on ve proposed charter amendments and choose a new council member on March 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Bronson Holds Special Election Mar. 10


6A CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 Levy Animal ClinicM Th 7:30 a.m 6 p.m. Fri. 7:30 a.m 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m 1 p.m.352-528-4840505 Southwest 7th Street, Williston, FL Dr. Wade Bullock, DVMHouse Calls Available Quality Medicine Friendly Service Competitive She said the tower is large enough to allow two more cell phone carriers to attach equipment to the tower. Asked by a resident to list other advantages in having the tower in Bronson, Solik said 70 percent of all 911 emergency calls are made from wireless handsets. She said a tower in Bronson means improved security. Verizon will maintain the tower once a month and Solik said the tower will be constructed to meet the wind load requirements of the town. “Once they are built they are one of the safest structures,” she said. Asked by a reporter if the tower’s close proximity to Gainesville and the University of Florida might result in the tower’s capacity being exhausted at a rapid pace, Solik said the future tower’s signal won’t reach Gainesville. She said cell phone towers are built to interconnect with neighboring tower signals, but she said Gainesville users won’t be tapping into the tower in Bronson. Town Clerk Kelli Brettel said town sta members are looking forward to construction of the tower because their oce computers are using a 3G wireless system. She said 4G will work much better for the town. Four Day Work Week? In other business, the council instructed Brettel to research and report back to the council on the possibility of establishing a four-day work week for the town’s employees. Under that scenario, employees would work four 10-hour days and have Friday o. Chieand operates on a four-day work week. New Job Description Public Works Director e council approved the revised job description for the public works director. e job description was reworked following the resignation of former Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, who moved into a job in the private sector. Council members have yet to advertise for his replacement. Under the new job description, the public works director would organize, direct and integrate the town’s public works and utilities activities and provide professional advice to the town council and sta in such areas as engineering, municipal water, wastewater collection, storm water drainage, solid waste and street and landscape maintenance. e public works director would monitor all capital construction projects, supervise public works employees and be responsible for the maintenance, installation and repair of all water lines, meters, re hydrants and riser’s throughout the town. e position is also responsible for maintenance and repairs to sewer lines, sewer lift stations and the sewer plant and must oversee work completed by outside contractors on any water or sewer equipment. e director must also maintain records and ensure all “dig requests” are marked for both the town and outside contractors. In addition, the director would maintain and repair roads throughout town including pothole repairs and sign maintenance and repair, ensure the town’s right-of-ways are kept free of debris, work with the Florida Department of Transportation on any problems associated with U.S. 27A or State Road 24 and confer with the town clerk or town attorney when necessary to correct a violation. e director would be responsible for maintenance and repair of town equipment including but not limited to trucks, tractors, backhoe, mowers and lawn equipment, and must do the repairs when possible rather than sending repair jobs to a third party. e list of responsibilities goes on for another two pages. Pine Street Sidewalk Council members instructed Development Department Director Bob Nienegger to prepare plans and bid requests for construction of a sidewalk from U.S. 27A to School Street. Council member Bruce Greenlee had asked to delay the project until the sewer project was completed. Councilwoman Beatrice Roberts pressed for action on building the sidewalk. Greenlee agreed. e council voted 4-0 to instruct Nienegger to proceed with planning and bidding the project.Bronson Council Approves Variance for Verizon Cell Tower continued from page 1A Verizon representative Mary Solik addresses Bronson Town Council members about a variance to build a cell down in James H. Cobb Park. Photo by Terry Witt.Brown and County Coordinator Freddie Moody said there probably should be an application fee charged to recover costs associated with sta doing research, but a Journal reporter asked if sta costs should be added to the application fee since the sta is already being paid with taxpayer dollars. Commissioner Danny Stevens responded that there may be instances when the county must hire experts from outside the county to deal with an application, and he believes those costs should be added to the application fee. e preliminary draft ordinance manufactured by Brown with help from Pieklik outlines a set of tax incentives. e ordinance borrows from other counties that have tax abatement programs and cites state statute. For expanding businesses in the county, it says a business adding 10 or more new full-time jobs could be given a property tax exemption of up to 100 percent if the business is engaged in manufacturing, processing, compounding, fabricating “or producing for sale items of tangible personal property at a xed location and which comprises an industrial or manufacturing plant.” e language is complex and not easily understood. e draft ordinance also says a business establishing 25 or more new jobs and employing 25 or more full-time employees in the county would be eligible for a tax exemption, but the language mentions a “sales factor” that is to be considered in determining eligibility. e ordinance doesn’t say what is meant by a sales factor and Brown said she doesn’t have the economic expertise to interpret the meaning of the term. e tax exemptions wouldn’t apply to the existing value of the property, according to Brown. She said state statute allows the county to provide exemptions for improvements to real property and tangible property. e county commission is empowered to determine how much relief is granted Brown said a new ordinance must be adopted for every rm that receives tax incentives from the county commission. e tax abatement can last for a maximum of 10 years. County Coordinator Freddie Moody said the county commission in past years granted tax incentives to businesses, but used a dierent format. He produced minutes from a March 16, 2003 meeting of the board saying that the Economic Development Authority had reviewed the Ken Boyer application for tax abatement and recommended approval of six months of tax incentives amounting to $500. He said the decision shows the tax relief can be exible depending on the size of the business and what type of incentives the business needs. e EDA no longer exists. e EDA has been replaced by the Nature Coast Business Development Council, which until now has not had property tax incentives to work with at the county level. Pieklik said tax incentives are a critical tool the county can use to attract new businesses and industry. He said it is also important for cities to oer their own tax incentive packages. He said the county would then have incentives countywide to attract job-producing companies. Stevens said he wants the ordinance to be exible enough to structure tax relief to reect what types of jobs are being brought in. He suggested high wage jobs might be worth more than hotel jobs, for example, since hotel jobs wouldn’t pay as well. Meeks noted that he has received information that the Florida Legislature intends to abolish state enterprise zones in Florida’s 67 counties. ere are a many enterprise zones in Levy County that oer incentives to businesses. Meeks said the legislature plans to replace the state enterprise zones with a dierent mechanism that oers counties the ability to form their own enterprise zones, but he said the proposal won’t work in Levy County. He said the tax abatement ordinance is Levy County’s best hope and he doesn’t want to delay adoption of the ordinance any longer than is necessary. Brown noted that the state’s March 1 deadline for applying for property tax exemptions has already passed. However, Randy Rutter of the property appraiser’s oce said businesses being built this year won’t be on the tax roll until the following year. With Brown’s announcement that the March 1 deadline had passed, there had been concern that the Suwannee River Community Hospital might not be able to tap into tax incentives. But the hospital won’t be completed until the nal quarter of 2016 and the owners should have time to apply for property tax incentives.County Commission Wants Tweaks in Tax Abatement Ordinance for Quick Approval ontinued from page 1Ae county commission spent more than $57,000 remodeling the commission meeting room. New microphones and ceiling speakers were added to broadcast their voices into the audience. e microphones and speakers vastly raise sound levels in the meeting room when used properly. Stevens has been the most reluctant to use the new microphone directly in front of him. His voice is often dicult to understand on the ocial recordings of county commission meetings. When the microphones were rst installed he refused to use his microphone, leaving it standing straight up for entire meetings. Some in the audience complained that his voice was dicult to hear Tuesday without the microphone positioned properly. Commissioner Mike Joyner came to Stevens’ rescue. “Do like me and just leave it turned o,” Joyner said. Asked later if he actually turns o his microphone during commission meetings, Joyner said he was just joking. He said his microphone is always turned on. Stevens’ microphone is also turned on, but frequently he doesn’t speak into the microphone, leaving audience members to wonder what he is saying.Commissioner Takes Heat for Failing to Use Microphone continued from page 1A Williston Unsure If Expired Term Will Cause Problems continued from page 1Asometimes functions with four members, including Jones.sometimes functions with four members, including Jones. e council hasn’t found a good way of recruiting people to serve on the city’s most important advisory boards. Cason said the city may literally have to go door to door to nd people to serve. Councilman Cal Byrd, who is retiring after his term expires in April, said the city can’t even give away the positions on the two boards. He wondered why the city retains seven-member boards when it can’t ll all the positions. Byrd said the city discussed reducing the boards to ve members, which would decrease the number needed for a quorum. Cason said reducing the size of the boards would create another problem on the planning and zoning commission because Debra Jones and her daughter are two members of the board. It would mean two members of the same family could control decisions if there were only three members present on a given night. e diculty of nding volunteers for the advisory boards is nothing new. e council has discussed the problem previously. e boards are voluntary. ose who serve on them are providing a public service to the City of Williston. In other business, Lippmann said the Police and Fire Building is about seven to 10 days away from completion. He said the re and police departments have moved back into their respective ends of the building. e city hired Ramjack Corporation to install columns to stabilize the building after ocials noticed the building was shifting and beginning to sink on one end. Engineers never found a sinkhole beneath the building but did nd settling in many locations, and particularly on the southwest corner, which caused the concrete oor to sink and crack, steel support columns to bend and twist and windows to break. Ramjack installed hundreds of support columns throughout the interior and exterior of the building to stabilize the foundation of the building. A new concrete oor was poured in the re bay along with horizontal stabilizers that can take the weight of re engines lled with water. e police and re departments are planning an open house when the project is completely nished. In a nal note, the council recognized James Norman, Jr., the man who risked his life to save a neighbor when he saw the man’s clothing had caught re in February. Norman risked his personal safety to put out the re on the victim’s clothing and then called 911 to summon an ambulance to the scene. “We are grateful you were there and acted so quickly,” said Mayor Gerald Hethcoat in presenting James with a plaque for his heroic actions. Williston mayor Gerald Hethcoat presents a plaque to James Norman, Jr. for his heroic eorts to save a neighbor whose clothing had caught on re. Photo by Terry Witt.


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8A Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, February 26 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. e small quilt in the frame should be completed next week and then work can begin on the purple quilt top that Ailien made. We are losing our snowbird friend, Mary from Maine. We really wish she could have stayed a few more weeks with us. More of our friends will be leaving the end of March. On the porch we have a map of the U S and encourage visitors to put a pin where their home is located. is week we were lucky to have visitors from Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington State. We would love to have visitors from all 50 states someday. Our weeds are growing so spring should be here soon. Come out and join us sometime. HORSE TRAILER PARKING (March 7th only) CATTLE WASHING/GROOMING LIVESTOCK AREA EXHIBITORS ONLY (No tents, chairs, spectators) CAMPING AREA SPECTATOR AREA NO LIVESTOCK or ANIMALS PARKING PARKING EMPTY TRAILER PARKING Tents, Chairs, Cookers no animals) All animals enter this way GREEN SPECTATOR AR EA YELLOW WASHING/GRO OMING AREA ORANGE LIVESTOCK AREA/EXH IBITORS ONLY PIN K TENTS AND CHAIRS /NO ANIMALS BLACK EMPTY TRAILE R PARKING BLUE HORSE TRAILER PARKING RED CAMPING AREA 2015 SUWANNEE RIVER FAIR Bronson Alumni Basketball Game Set for May 2A Bronson High School Basketball Alumni game is set for 6 p.m. on May 2nd. Admission is $3. More details will be provided in days to come on Twitter and Instagram. MARCH 5-7, 2015Wednesday, March 4 Scholarship Application Deadline ursday, March 5 3:00p 7:00p Poultry & Rabbit Entry 5:00p Dog Show Entry 6:00p Dog Obedience Show Friday, March 6 4:00p 6:00p Dairy Cow, Goat & Heifer Entry 5:30p Cloverbud Rabbit Show/Showmanship After Cloverbud Rabbit Show 6:00p Poultry Show 6:00p Poultry & Rabbit Showmanship Saturday, March 7 7:30a 8:00a Horse Entry 8:30a Horse Show After Horse Show Gymkhana (Speed) Contest 8:30a 10:30a Dairy Cow Show/ Showmanship After Show Dairy Cow Release 10:30a 12:30p Dairy/Meat Goat Showmanship After Showmanship Dairy/Meat Goat Shows After Goat Shows Dairy Goat Contests After Contests Dairy/Meat Goat Release 11:00a 2:00p Ag Management Contest 2:00p 4:00p Rabbit & Poultry Release 4:00p Heifer Show After Show Home Grown Heifer Show After Home Grown Heifer ShowmanshipMARCH 13-18, 2015Friday, March 13 3:00p 5:30p Steer Entry 6:00p 8:00p Creative Life Skills Entry (NON-FOOD ITEMS) Saturday, March 14 7:00a 10: 00a Swine Entry 9:00a 11:00a Creative Life Skills Entry 10:30a 11:00a Livestock Judging Registration 11:00a Livestock Judging Events 1:00p Creative Life Skills Exhibits Judging 3:00p Home Grown Steer Show 4:00p 5:00p Release of Creative Life Skills PERISHABLE FOOD ENTRIES 5:00p Market Steer Showmanship After Market Feeder Steer Showmanship Sunday, March 15 1:00p BBQ Contest Entry Posted at Entry BBQ Contest 1:30p SRF Alumni Show Registration 2:00p Alumni Steer Show 3:00p Alumni Swine Show Monday, March 16 8:30a Swine Showmanship After Swine Open Talent Show 9:00a 3:00p Creative Life Skills Open For Review 5:00 p Swine Show Tuesday, March 17 8:30a Feeder Steer Show 9:00a 3:00p Creative Life Skills Open For Review 1:30p Market Steer Show 3:00p 5:00p Release of Creative Life Skills 6:00p Fashion Review Wednesday, March 18 9:30a Sale 12:00p Buyers Luncheon 1:30p Sale Fair grounds will be opened by 6:00 a.m. and closed by 10:00 p.m. every day. No one is to sleep in the Livestock area, in tents, or in any area not designated. All children must be under adult supervision at all times.The embroidered squares were donated then Ann completed the quilt top. The Log Cabin Quilters did the quilting.Donna sent this picture of a small quilt that was just nished. Suwannee River Hospital to Take Patients by Late 2016By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterConstruction of the 28-bed Suwannee River Community Hospital in Chieand is expected to start in the fall and be nished by the last quarter of 2016, Ameris Health Senior Vice President Franklin Schupp said Monday. Schupp and Mike Belue of CBC Real Estate, the company putting together the nance package for the project visited with Chieand ocials last week to conrm the timeline for designing and building the project behind Wal-Mart. “We’re looking at starting to take patients by the last quarter of next year,” Schupp said. Ameris Health is co-developing the hospital with Neuterra Health. e hospital will have 28 private beds with 14 on each wing. ere is room for expansion on the 20-acre site. Ameris Health has been given a Florida Certicate of Need by the Agency for Health Care Administration to construct the hospital in Chieand. One of the key features in the hospital that will be of interest to residents in Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie County is the 24-hour emergency room. Residents believe many critically ill or critically injured patients die on the long drive or ight to Gainesville hospitals. e timeline calls for the developer to conduct a site survey and make soil borings this month to be followed a month later by submission of preliminary plans to the Agency for Health Care Administration. By October the timeline shows contractor bidding and nal review of construction plans by the Agency for Health Care Administration to be followed by site clearing and the start of construction.Suwannee River Fair Events & Show Scheduledirected to avoid areas where they could be injured by contact with animals. “I know we’re going to have some trac in those (o limits) areas,” Smith said. “We can’t police them 100 percent. We hope to limit the confusion.” e new rules are intended to reduce the possibility of liability lawsuits. Fairgoers were advised by the media more than a month ago that changes to the fair were coming and not everyone would be happy with the new arrangements. “Change is inevitable, and often unpleasant,” Smith said. “e circumstances are beyond the control of the Fair Association. e bottom line is safety. Livestock is unpredictable and therefore, to assure the safety of spectators, separate areas have been designated for livestock and spectators.” Smith said the fair must be insurable if it is to survive. e current insurance climate is focused on risk. e current setup exposes the fair to too much risk and liability. Wristbands will be issued to exhibitors. ey can move about freely in areas o limits to spectators. e fair begins ursday with the registration of small animals like chickens and rabbits. e dog show starts at 6 p.m. On Friday the heifers, dairy cows and goats arrive. e rabbit and poultry shows take place on Friday. On Saturday, the horse show, dairy cow and dairy goat shows take place. e second phase of the fair begins on Friday, March 13th with the registration of the fat and feeder steers. e swine arrive Saturday. e homegrown steer show is Saturday.Suwannee River Fair Starts Thursday with Historic Changes continued from page 1A


By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterBronson’s varsity baseball team was defeated 14-4 by Hilliard Friday night on one of the coldest nights of a chilly winter season thus far. e nger-numbing cold was coupled by a strong northerly wind that drove fans under blankets or closer to the comfort of portable heaters. e Eagles trailed the Flashes 4-1 by the bottom of the rst but closed the gap to 4-3 only to fall behind because of ineld errors and missed opportunities at the plate. Bronson was 2-3 after the loss. Senior Ty Barber was the exception to the rule, with Barber going four to four at the plate, with two RBIs and a run scored. Wayne Shipp was 1-2 with two walks, 2 runs and 1 RBI. Scott White was 1-2 with a walk. David Dees was 1-4, Donny Clifton 1-3, Tyler Sullivan 1-4 and Cole Crain 1-4. Dustin Landgraver was relieved on the mound by Donny Clifton. e Eagles loaded the bases once and had runners in scoring position several times on second and third but could not bring home the run. “We didn’t play well. We didn’t play well enough to win-too many mental mistakes, too many physical mistakes,” said Coach Jim Smith. Smith said the loss to Hilliard will be a good character builder and will test the Eagles to see what they are made of. “We have to play better. We will,” Smith said. “ey are good kids. If they keep working hard they’ll get better. We’ve just got to make routine plays.” e team is relatively inexperienced, but it wasn’t just young players making the mistakes. Smith recalled one baserunning error that cost the team runs, but he said other mistakes allowed Hilliard to advance through the bases and move into scoring position. Errors, Missed Opportunities at Plate Contribute to Bronson LossEagle pitcher Dustin Landgraver delivers a pitch in the rst inning. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson varsity baseball players touch gloves before heading out to the eld to play defense. Photo by Terry Witt. Wayne Shipp waits behind the Hilliard rst baseman for an opportunity to steal second base. Photo by Terry Witt. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterSome of the world’s nest cakes went for high dollar prices Friday at the annual Bronson FFA Alumni Food Fest, raising a total of about $5,000. Tickets to the buet luncheon that preceded the cake auction raised $2,000 while the cake auction generated $3,450. More than 200 people attended the fundraising event to generate money for the Alumni Scholarship program and FFA travel. e Rafter Cross band entertained the crowd after students served chicken, sausage, pulled pork, hush puppies, swamp cabbage and more in the buet dinner before the cake auction. e dessert table wasn’t ignored. One entre, banana pudding, was so good it should be enshrined in the baker’s hall of fame. After the meal, Cracker Johnson auctioned o bake goods from Louisa Lyons, Jeannie Norris, Brinley Bedford, Mandy Smith, Mary Holmes, Liz Powers, Renee Redwine, Zelda Lott, Geneva Jerrels, Faye Sache, Donna Dees, Candace Hulett, Brenda Davis, Debbie Grant, Wendy Bird, Elaine Watson and Romona Beauchamp. Beauchamp’s now famous red velvet cake sold for $400 to her husband James who allowed it to be resold. School Board member Chris Cowart paid $260 for the prized cake. Lynn Bedford purchased one of Mrs. Beauchamp’s red velvet cakes for $210 with the understanding that it would be baked in a few days. Faye Sache’s coconut layer cake sold for $310 and Geneva Jerrels’ coconut pound cake sold for $280. e buyers were School Superintendent Bob Hastings, Joanne Jordan, William Watson, Assistant School Superintendent Je Edison, David Bird, Insurance Centre of Dunnellon, Steve Bird of Bird Insurance Agency, Dewayne Williams, Jerry Lawrence, Levy County Judge Tim Browning, Terri McGinty, James Beauchamp, Cowart, Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones, Mac’s Heating and Air; Charlie Bedford, David Knowles, Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles, Levy County Schools Foundation Director Angela Johnson and Lynn Bedford of County Seat Barbershop. Money raised at Food Fest will provide scholarship money and funds for travel to the Florida Leadership Conference. Ty Barber is the only senior who qualied for a scholarship this year. He is the only FFA senior who earned a state FFA Degree necessary to be eligible for the scholarship. Last year, there were eight scholarship winners who received money ranging from $500 to $1,500. FFA Alumni Secretary Amanda Huber said the Alumni were extremely pleased with the turnout and the amount of money that was raised in a non-election year. “I can’t remember a year when we made more than $5,000,” she said.High Dollar Cakes Raise Scholarship Money for Bronson FFAFood Fest brought a big crowd. More than 200 people purchased tickets. The First Baptist Church Community Center was full. Photo by Terry Witt. Bill and Ginny Keith of the Rafter Cross band perform before the start of the cake auction. Photo by Terry Witt. Four Bronson High School students prepare to serve customers along the buet. From right to left are Katie Lott, Allie Huber, Kistina Smith and Micah Hubbard. 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 5 High 1:19 AM 3.5 6:53 AM Set 6:39 AM 99 5 Low 7:51 AM -0.2 6:34 PM Rise 6:43 PM 5 High 1:56 PM 3.3 5 Low 8:00 PM 0.3 F 6 High 1:54 AM 3.4 6:52 AM Set 7:13 AM 99 6 Low 8:18 AM -0.1 6:35 PM Rise 7:34 PM 6 High 2:20 PM 3.4 6 Low 8:32 PM 0.1 Sa 7 High 2:29 AM 3.4 6:51 AM Set 7:47 AM 98 7 Low 8:44 AM 0.0 6:35 PM Rise 8:26 PM 7 High 2:44 PM 3.5 7 Low 9:05 PM 0.0 Su 8 High 4:03 AM 3.3 7:50 AM Set 9:21 AM 96 8 Low 10:12 AM 0.2 7:36 PM Rise 10:18 PM 8 High 4:08 PM 3.6 8 Low 10:37 PM 0.0 M 9 High 4:39 AM 3.2 7:49 AM Set 9:57 AM 91 9 Low 10:40 AM 0.3 7:37 PM Rise 11:11 PM 9 High 4:34 PM 3.6 9 Low 11:12 PM -0.1 Tu 10 High 5:18 AM 3.0 7:48 AM Set 10:35 AM 85 10 Low 11:11 AM 0.5 7:37 PM 10 High 5:04 PM 3.6 10 Low 11:52 PM -0.1 W 11 High 6:03 AM 2.7 7:47 AM Rise 12:05 AM 78 11 Low 11:46 AM 0.8 7:38 PM Set 11:17 AM 11 High 5:39 PM 3.6Suwannee River EntranceTh 5 High 1:25 AM 3.1 6:54 AM Set 6:40 AM 99 5 Low 8:09 AM -0.2 6:34 PM Rise 6:44 PM 5 High 2:02 PM 2.9 5 Low 8:18 PM 0.3 F 6 High 2:00 AM 3.0 6:53 AM Set 7:13 AM 99 6 Low 8:36 AM -0.1 6:35 PM Rise 7:35 PM 6 High 2:26 PM 3.0 6 Low 8:50 PM 0.1 Sa 7 High 2:35 AM 3.0 6:52 AM Set 7:47 AM 98 7 Low 9:02 AM 0.0 6:36 PM Rise 8:26 PM 7 High 2:50 PM 3.1 7 Low 9:23 PM 0.0 Su 8 High 4:09 AM 2.9 7:50 AM Set 9:21 AM 96 8 Low 10:30 AM 0.2 7:36 PM Rise 10:18 PM 8 High 4:14 PM 3.2 8 Low 10:55 PM 0.0 M 9 High 4:45 AM 2.8 7:49 AM Set 9:57 AM 91 9 Low 10:58 AM 0.3 7:37 PM Rise 11:11 PM 9 High 4:40 PM 3.2 9 Low 11:30 PM -0.1 Tu 10 High 5:24 AM 2.6 7:48 AM Set 10:35 AM 85 10 Low 11:29 AM 0.5 7:38 PM 10 High 5:10 PM 3.2 W 11 Low 12:10 AM -0.1 7:47 AM Rise 12:05 AM 78 11 High 6:09 AM 2.4 7:38 PM Set 11:17 AM 11 Low 12:04 PM 0.8 11 High 5:45 PM 3.2Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 5 High 1:26 AM 3.2 6:52 AM Set 6:38 AM 99 5 Low 8:46 AM -0.2 6:33 PM Rise 6:42 PM 5 High 2:03 PM 3.0 5 Low 8:55 PM 0.3 F 6 High 2:01 AM 3.1 6:51 AM Set 7:12 AM 99 6 Low 9:13 AM -0.1 6:34 PM Rise 7:33 PM 6 High 2:27 PM 3.1 6 Low 9:27 PM 0.1 Sa 7 High 2:36 AM 3.1 6:50 AM Set 7:46 AM 98 7 Low 9:39 AM 0.0 6:34 PM Rise 8:25 PM 7 High 2:51 PM 3.2 7 Low 10:00 PM 0.0 Su 8 High 4:10 AM 3.0 7:49 AM Set 9:20 AM 96 8 Low 11:07 AM 0.2 7:35 PM Rise 10:17 PM 8 High 4:15 PM 3.3 8 Low 11:32 PM 0.0 M 9 High 4:46 AM 2.9 7:48 AM Set 9:56 AM 91 9 Low 11:35 AM 0.3 7:36 PM Rise 11:09 PM 9 High 4:41 PM 3.3 Tu 10 Low 12:07 AM -0.1 7:47 AM Set 10:34 AM 85 10 High 5:25 AM 2.7 7:36 PM 10 Low 12:06 PM 0.5 10 High 5:11 PM 3.3 W 11 Low 12:47 AM -0.1 7:45 AM Rise 12:03 AM 78 11 High 6:10 AM 2.5 7:37 PM Set 11:16 AM 11 Low 12:41 PM 0.8 11 High 5:46 PM 3.3Weather Forecast Levy County Community Calendar ARCHER3rd Annual Family Fun Fest March 28 e City of Archer presents its 3rd Annual Family Fest Sat., March 28 from 10:00AM to 4:00 PM and will be held at the Archer Community Center, 16671 SW 137th Avenue Archer, Fl. For more information call Bill Foster 954-8542364 or email Bfoster@cityofarcher.comBRONSONAMVETS 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.School Board of Levy County Board Meeting March 10e School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on March 10 at 6:00PM. 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 Town Council Meeting March 16e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be March 16 at 7:00 PM at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall – 352/486-2354.American Legion Post 236 Quarter Auction March 28American Legion Post 236 of Bronson is having a Quarter Auction on Sat., March 28 at 3:00PM -5:00 PM., public invited. Auction preview at 2:30. is is a fundraiser for the Legion. Bring your quarters for a fun-lled day. Also, at 6:30 we are holding our regular Bingo game. Feel free to bring a friend, get an extra game packet and join in the fun. We are located on Alt 27 south of Bronson. Look for the American ag and canon out front. For more information, call 4865003.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting March 17e next Cedar Key City Council is March 17 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.51st Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts March 28 & 29Cedar Key’s 51st annual ne arts festival will be held March 28 & 29 all day long. Over 120 ne artists and craftsmen will showcase their brilliant works of art on Historic 2nd Street. Local non-prot businesses and churches sell a variety of food and desserts in City Park. Music, sidewalk chalk, and face painting will also be happening in the park all weekend.CHIEFLANDSVP presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, March 6-8 & 13-15SVP presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a Broadway musical by Clark Gesner. Show dates are March 6-8, and 13-15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM at the Chief eater located at 25 East Park Avenue in Chieand. For more information please call 352-493-ARTS, visit www., or follow us on Facebook! Chieand City Commission Meeting March 9 e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. March 9 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. SVP Meeting March 9e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon., March 9 at 7 PM at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. Please join us to discuss current topics with the theatre and upcoming shows. For more information, leave a message at call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@; visit our website:; or follow us on Facebook.e Chieand Crochet Club meets every second Monday of the month at the Luther Callaway Public Library at 5 PM. If you are interested in crochet and needlework you are welcome to join us.GAINESVILLEQuilters of Alachua County Day Guild Meeting March 5Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild (QACDG) meets monthly the rst ursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 N. W. 34th Boulevard, Gainesville. Refreshments at 9:30 AM., meeting begins 10 AM. Guests are welcome. For more information on the guild, call Beverley Hilton, (352) 373-7791, or go to www. Guided Walk: March 7Kanapaha oers a guided tour of the Gardens the rst Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00 AM. e docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.Florida Museum Summer Camps begin March 15Register your child beginning March 15 for adventures and scientic exploration at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s summer and eld camps. Pre-registration is required for all camps and is available on the Florida Museum website at For more information, call 352-273-2061.OTTER 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.WILLISTON4th Annual Williston on Wheels March 74th Annual Williston on Wheels event will be held on March 7 from 9AM to 3Pm at Heritage Park, located at 100 Block N. Main Street, Williston. For more information please call 352/ 816-0408.North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2015#1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 455.00 495.00 482.00 200-249 lb 410.00 490.00 442.50 250-299 lb 345.00 400.00 372.00 300-349 lb 325.00 345.00 331.79 350-399 lb 275.00 295.00 282.50 400-449 lb 245.00 255.00 249.00 450-499 lb 235.00 245.00 236.67 500-549 lb 222.50 222.50 222.50 550-599 lb 202.50 222.50 210.00 600-649 lb 155.00 155.00 155.00 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 175.00 455.00 309.44 200-249 lb 365.00 41000 397.08 250-299 lb 160.00 345.00 259.50 300-349 lb 250.00 325.00 296.67 350-399 lb 240.00 275.00 265.50 400-449 lb 230.00 245.00 235.63 450-499 lb 200.00 235.00 227.08 500-549 lb 217.50 222.50 221.43 550-599 lb 155.00 202.50 181.07 600-649 lb 155.00 155.00 155.00 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 450.00 480.00 466.67 200-249 lb 425.00 440.00 434.17 250-299 lb 320.00 330.00 325.00 300-349 lb 305.00 320.00 312.50 350-399 lb 275.00 280.00 275.83 400-449 lb 245.00 260.00 249.69 450-499 lb 222.50 300.00 241.67 500-549 lb 182.50 210.00 195.63 550-599 lb 175.00 185.00 180.00 600-649 lb 162.50 180.00 171.25 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 315.00 450.00 398.33 200-249 lb 320.00 425.00 366.00 250-299 lb 285.00 320.00 309.50 300-349 lb 225.00 305.00 275.00 350-399 lb 245.00 275.00 263.64 400-449 lb 232.50 245.00 239.17 451-499 lb 162.50 222.50 206.04 500-549 lb 160.00 182.50 172.50 550-599 lb 137.50 175.00 153.75 600-649 lb 147.50 162.50 156.67 COWS 400-600 lb 102.00 165.00 142.42 600-800 lb 71 .00 200.00 125.80 800-1000 lb 80.00 152.50 121 .06 1000-1200 lb 89.00 165.00 120.13 1200-1400 lb 74.00 180.00 119.24 1400-1600 lb 97.00 135.00 121.13 1600-1800 lb 95.00 135.00 120.40 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 150.00 150.00 150.00 1200-1400 lb 136.00 139.00 137.67 1400-1600 lb 141 .00 150.00 146.33 1600-1800 lb 140.00 160.00 148.25 1800-2000 lb 155.00 155.00 155.00 PAIRS 1000.00 1975.00 1392.97 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 669 We had a good run of cattle this week. Slaughter cattle were steady to $2-3 higher. Replacement cattle are still selling very well and in high demand. Calves under 350 lbs were $2-3 higher while calves over 350 lbs were steady. Rosoli Cattle topped the slaughter bull market this week with $160.00 bought by Brown Packing. Risoli Cattle sold the top slaughter cow this week at $138.00 also bought by Brown Packing. Gustafson Cattle sold the highest price replacement cow at $200.00 bought by D T Cattle Co. Palatka Cattle Co. sold the highest price replacement bull at $152.00 bought by Bellamy Cattle. T & G Cattle sold the high price pair this week at $1975.00 bought by Perry Little and the high price yearling went to Foy Reynolds Cattle at $495.00 sold by Balley Brothers. 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 FWC Barracuda Workshop/Webinar March 5e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a workshop March 5 to gather public input on barracuda in response to requests and concerns from the public. Sta will gather public input on potential regulation changes such as commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specic regulations or other related management options for barracuda. March 5 from 6 to 8 PM: Statewide webinar and telephone conference; Webinar: Http:// ; Voice-only access: Contact or 850-4870554 in advance of the workshop. and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Upcoming Public Workshops.” On that page, is more information on how to participate in the webinar or call 850/487-0554.2nd Annual AMVET Riders Chapter 422 Fun Poker Run Mar. 7AMVETS Chapter 422 will hold their 2nd Annual Poker Run on Sat. Mar 7 with Registration at 9 AM and Last Bike Out at 10 AM. Registration is $15 per Rider and $5 per passenger. LAST BIKE MUST BE IN BY 3 PM. Registration Fee includes your First Rae Ticket and BBQ Pork Dinner with all the xings. ere will be Door Prizes and a 50/50 drawing. e Ride route will start at AMVETS Post 422, to Camp Valor at Otter Springs, to AMVETS Post 88, to AMVETS Post 42, and then return to AMVETS Post 422. All vehicles are welcome to participate! is year all the proceeds from the Poker Run will be going to Camp Valor for our returning Veterans to support them in their rehabilitation. Please come out and SUPPORT OUR VETS!! Contact Eric Daniels at 352/542-2470 or 352/356-1949 for further information.World War II Vets and Proud of It Meet March 12World War II Vets and Proud of It will meet March 12 at 11:00AM at ABC Pizza in Chieand. If you have any questions please call, Virginia Lewis, 352/528-2310.Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment March 14 & 15e Kirby Family Farm is very proud to present the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment again this year. One of the largest reenactments in the Sunshine State, the Battle features a full size historical locomotive on Florida`s largest private railroad. Before the Battle there`s a whole day of fun including period music, daily artillery or mortar demonstrations, Union and Confederate camps, sutlers, optional historic tram ride, authentic artifacts, and more. Enjoy a train ride through the battleeld and camps. Gates open at 10:00 AM and features battles at 2:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For more information please visit www.kirbyfarm.comLevy County BoCC March 17e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. March 17 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.Levy County Tourist Development Council Meeting March 26e Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet on urs, March 26, at its regular bi-monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Levy County Visitors Bureau Oce located at 620 N. Hathaway Avenue in Bronson. For more information please visit visitors.aspxBronson Alumni Basketball Game Set for May 2A Bronson High School Basketball Alumni game is set for 6PM on May 2. More details will be provided in days to come on Twitter and Instagram.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? See a SHINE volunteer, a program with the FL Dept. of Elder Aairs below or call 1-800-262-2243: Mar. 11 10:00 AM-Noon Yankeetown Public Library Mar. 18 1:30-3:30 PM Chieand Senior Center Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: for your convenience.AARP Chapter #912 Meeting March 9AARP Chapter #912 will meet on Mon., March 9 at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, ompson Hall, 661 NW 1st Ave, Williston. e meeting will be at 10AM with coee and socializing at 9:30 a.m. Visitors welcome.Williston Animal Group’s “Party For The Pups” Mar. 10e 3rd Annual “Party For e Pups” to benet Williston Animal Group will be held March 10th, from 7 PM until 10 PM at e Beach Ocala located on Hwy 27 at Hwy 326, 9 miles south of Williston. e event promises to be a fun lled evening, with guests enjoying cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as a silent auction, live auction, karaoke and more! To become a sponsor, donate an item to the auctions, or purchase tickets please contact WAG President, Susan Benson via email at or call 352/5284763 or cell 352/529-7409.Williston City Council Meeting Mar. 17 e next regular City Council meeting is Tues., Mar. 17 at 7 PM in the Williston City Council Room. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, for more information please call 352/528-3060. According to the City of Williston oce (not the website) regular council meetings are held on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and then again in two weeks.Williston Community Theater Presents Knowing Cairo March 14 -15 & 21 – 22e Williston Community eater proudly presents Knowing Cairo. is event will be held at Williston Middle School, located at 20550 NR 42nd Pl, Williston. Performance dates are March 14-15& March21-22 at 3:00PM.Healing the Heart ~ Renewing the Mind Christian 12 Step Ministries, Inc.Healing the Heart ~ Renewing the Mind Community Support Group meets at the Williston Library on Mon. Nights at 7:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM for those struggling with alcohol or other addictions or issues such as depression, food abuse etc. Jesus Christ is our Higher Power. Come join us! For more info call 352/529-7745.YANKEETOWN-INGLISBluegrass Gospel Sing & Jam March 58Bluegrass Gospel Sing & Jam Ministries will host a week of Jammin’, Eatin, and Campin’ at the Village Pines Campground Chapel, seven miles North of Inglis, on US 19. Scheduled Events include: urs., March 5 an organized Jam at 7 PM in the Rec. Hall, then Fri., March 6, at 1 PM, a Pot Luck Lunch with Open Stage. 2 PM on Fri. Jam Band Performance, and Saturday will have a park wide Yard Sale with more Jammin’. Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10AM. Come join us & bring your instruments & lawn chairs. For more information call Bob at 352/ 2390415.Inglis Council Meeting March 10e Town of Inglis’ next regular Commission meeting will be on March 10 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis – 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.Community Round Table Meeting March 14Commissioner Ann Morin will host a Community meeting each month. is meeting will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month 4:00 PM. And is open for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.Inglis Candidate Forum March 14On Sat., March 14 (the Saturday before the Inglis election) there will be a candidate forum from 1 5 pm in the Inglis Commissioners room (Inglis Town Hall). If you are a candidate, you should be receiving an invitation soon. If you are part of the Inglis electorate, or just want some answers from the candidates, get your questions ready. ere will be questions for the panel and individuals.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 rfntbt n nnrfntb tntn bnrr Highway Clean-UpSarah Bartholemy, Shark Correspondent During the month of March, the Cedar Key School Student Government Association (SGA) will be participating in highway clean-up. Years ago, Cedar Key School adopted Highway 24. is means that roughly four times a year the school must collect trash on this highway to insure that it is kept clean. e area to be cleaned up spans from the Number 4 bridge to Tony’s Seafood Restaurant. Student Government Sponsor, Jessica Sloan, said, “It’s always a great feeling to watch the kids contribute to our community. I’m excited to watch them work together to clean our island!"Cedar Key Baseball and Softball GamesTabatha Hays, Shark Correspondent Cedar Key School has kicked o the Baseball and Softball season! e Shark baseball team played Trenton and Hawthorne last week, losing 13 to 3 to Trenton, and beating Hawthorne 18 to 4. Senior Kit Riley hit a triple in the winning game. is win was a great victory for the team. e softball team beat Bronson 8-4, lost to Trenton 1-5, and beat Hawthorne 11-5. Sophomore Ashlyn Allen had an inside-the-park homerun in the Hawthorne game. Also, everyone made it to the base at least once during that game. CKS Baseball and Softball teams played phenomenally against Hawthorne and worked together to bring home the victories. Way to go Sharks, keep up the good work! BMHS Student Tackles School Website is week BMHS is recognizing the computer talents of Miss Abbey Fallender. Abbey is in charge of maintaining the Bronson Middle High School website. She updates announcements, sports pages and the monthly calendars. Abbey shared that, “my computer classes have taught me the necessary skills to do my job. I have been doing the website for four years and I enjoy testing my computer skills on a daily basis. I love feeling appreciated by the faculty and sta who email me important announcements to keep the school and the community updated regularly. Working on this webpage has been a great experience; I have had the help of Tristan Russell and my computer teacher, Mr. Roundtree. I feel that this experience is preparing me for a future in the computer-oriented world.” —submittedAbbey Fallender is the Website ‘Go To’ person at BMHS. SHARK NEWSfor Cedar Key School IT PAYS TO ADVERTISEAnd there’s no better place than the Levy County Journal . Contact us today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@ or call 352-486-2312 JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County


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 CalendarTurning Point Yard Sale Mar. 6-7Turning Point Ministry will hold a two-day Yard Sale on Mar. 6 and 7 from 8 AM till 2 PM. e sale will be held at the home of a member at 135 NE 173 Ave, Old Town, FL. Watch for signs!! Lots of great stu and treasures will be available as will food and drinks. Please call the Ministry at 352/463-1882 for further information or directions. Old Town Church of God Community Cookout Mar. 7e Old Town Church of God will host a community cook-out on Sat. Mar. 7 that is free to all the public/ community of the Tri-county area. We will begin serving mullet dinners, smoked chicken dinners, drinks and various side dishes as well as dessert at 12 noon and continue throughout the afternoon. Our Church will also accept ANY donations willingly oered to help in completing the construction of our new Church building/sanctuary. e cook-out will take place at the Church on CR 346-A (Hinton Landing Rd.) in Old Town. Come by and allow our Church family to bless your family with wonderful fellowship, food and encouragement. For further info or more directions, please call 352/542-8222.First UMC in Archer Offers Family Fun EventsDo you like to Karaoke? Come join us at FREE family events for everyone, churched or unchurched and with no denominational promotions, that include: family friendly karaoke, children’s movies, Suduko, jig saw puzzles, and board games on Saturdays – Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2 and June 6 from 7 to 10 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 17121 SW 137th Lane, Archer, FL. For more information, please call Pastor Priscilla Scherrah, 352/495-4021.Fish 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 Zumba on ursdays at 6:30 p.m. Angel House rift Store is open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. Holy Family is located at 17353 NW Hwy. 27 Alt, 3 miles from Williston on North Hwy 27A; 352/528-2893.DANIEL A. GREAVESDaniel A. Greaves went to be with the Lord at the age of 38 on February 19, 2015, after losing the battle very aggressive stage 4 cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Tammy Lynn Humphries Greaves of Williston, Florida and his loving 9-year-old son, Isaiah Greaves. Daniel was born in Jamaica but has lived in West Palm, Kissimmee and Tampa for the last 20 years. Daniel got a soccer scholarship for college and a degree in business management. In his spare time he loved watching movies, going to Disney and playing games with his wife and son. Daniel was such an amazing and loving husband and dad. He was always smiling and staying positive and he really loved the Lord with all his heart. We love you Dan you will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held for Dan at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the Knau Funeral Home Williston Chapel with Pastor Wes Smith ociating. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E. Noble Ave, Williston, FL 32696; 352/5283481. Please sign the guestbook at JOHN LESLIE DURSTJanuary 5, 1936 – February 22, 2015 John Leslie Durst passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at North Florida Regional Hospital. John was born January 5, 1936 in Masontown, Pennsylvania to Jacob and Ella (Boord) Durst. He was 5th in the family that would grow to include 18 children. After serving in the army, John moved to the Washington, DC area where he worked as a bus driver for DC Transit. He lived in Louisa, Virginia from 1967 to 1982 where he worked at the VEPCO. In 1983, John relocated to Trenton, Florida with his wife, Patricia, and his children. He provided general contracting and lawn services to many residents and businesses in the tri-county area until his health would no longer permit him to work. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and ran the church Bingo for many years. He was an avid sherman always planning the next shing trip. He loved cooking, baking his famous pineapple upside down cake, playing bingo and his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John was predeceased by his wife of many years, Patricia; son, James Durst; daughter, June Durst; parents, Jacob and Ella Durst; brothers, George and Billy, and sisters, Mae, Arnadelle, Lizzie, Joanne and Carol. He is survived by his daughter, Laura (Tony) Murphy of Houston, Texas; his son, Michael (Patty) Durst of Trenton; one grandson Kevin (Candice) Durst; granddaughters, Brittany (Justin) and Kendall; his brothers Jake, Freddy, Donnie, Jimmy, Michael and Robbie and sisters, Grace, Ada, Eva and Junie. e viewing for John was on Friday, February 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chieand, Fla. Funeral mass was at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 28 followed by graveside services at Trenton Cemetery with Father Michael Pendergraft ociating. ere will be a gather of friends and family following the services at Suwannee River Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs, Fla. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Chieand, FL 32626, 352/493-0050 is honored to serve the Durst family. Condolences may be oered by visiting our website at www. hiers-baxley.comMILDRED N. BOOTHMrs. Mildred “Midge” N. Booth of Gainesville passed away at the age of 84 on February 26, 2015. Mrs. Booth was Playing on God’s SquadDespite my stellar high school baseball career, not one college scout came recruiting. I don’t know, maybe they weren’t impressed with my 6’3 170 lb physique. Maybe they frowned on the idea of having to time a 40-yard dash with a calendar? Whatever the case, I was down in the dumps about it. When my grandma found out she said, “I’ll call coach Bellipani down at the Jr. College. He’ll let you on the team.” Of course I didn’t take her seriously. At least not until she came back with a scholarship oer! ank goodness for grandmothers with Italian family pull. I didn’t let her down. I pitched a no-hitter in my college baseball debut. I’ll just let that sink in a minute, before I admit I never pitched us to another victory after that. In fact, we barely won that game. I think it’d be a fair assessment to say our team stunk. After my initial outing I was pegged as the Ace. Unfortunately that meant I was given the privilege of pitching against all the teams that would most likely consider my 85 mph fastball batting practice. I could always count on Coach Bellipani though. He’d never give up on me. You could tell, by the way he’d leave me out there until my earned run average was running neck and neck with my pitch count. I guess eventually those meaningless stats in that little game book, along with the jeers of the three football players we considered our home crowd, began taking a toll on me. My condence was being slapped out of the park faster than my curveball, and I ceased being a warrior content to give his best for the team. In fact, I began saving my best pitches for a very dierent pastime; the blame game. Soon my mouth was giving new meaning to the term ‘bull pin’. It didn’t bode well with the coach. Before the season was over the bat boy stood a better chance of taking the mound than me. It would’ve taken a bunker busting bomb to dig me out of that dug out. Looking back, I really wish I would have made better decisions. e Ace had become the King of Excuses, and ended up playing the Joker. But anyway Excuses are a dime a dozen in today’s society. I can only imagine some of them God will hear on judgment day. People will be gathered around God’s Great White rone of judgment claiming, “I thought all roads led to God?” Others pleading ignorance, “But my text books said I came from pond scum that crawled out and grew legs before turning into a monkey!” (Does that sound as ridiculous to you as it does to me?) Many will probably be prepared to list their good works, but I’m sure when they encounter God’s glory and holiness, they’ll simply bow and confess like everyone else, “JESUS IS LORD.” Sadly, by then it will be too late. ere’ll be no excuse for having rejected the One True Godthe God of the Bible, and His plan of salvation oered in this life through His Son Jesus. ( But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves. For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. ey can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Romans 1:18-20 NLT) Well, there’s good news. I’ve come recruiting today, on behalf of a Coach who wants you to know He hasn’t given up on you. He still carries a clean white jersey in His bag with your name on it. He is waiting for the day you’ll dress out and swing for the heavens. So shed those excuses, repent, and receive Jesus as your Lord. Be a part of God’s squad? Guy Sheeld continued on page 6B r fnt bb nr b fntr rrfntbnwww.fghconline.comntt rrt nnnt Pray For Our Soldiers


5B IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2015 CA 000023 THOMAS ALBERT MAHONEY, III and CAROL WHITMAN MAHONEY, Plaintiffs, v. ERNEST W. HILLIARD, JR., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITOR, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER THE ESTATE OF ERNEST HILLIARD, DECEASED; AND ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an you to quiet title and for adverse possession of the following property located in Levy County, Florida: A parcel of land located in the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 3, Township 17 South, Range 17 East, Levy County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence of the NE corner of the SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 3, Township 17 South, Range 17 East, Levy County, Florida; thence S8928’25”W, along the north line of said SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 a distance of 22.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S8928’25”W, along said north line a distance of 318.68 feet to a point 300 feet, as measured perpendicular, from the east line of the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, as described in Chancery Order Book “I”, page 494; thence N0213’.00”E, a distance of 190.15 feet to the southerly rightof-way line of SE 203 Place; thence N8929’ 13”E, along said right-of-way line, a distance of 274.59 feet to the Point of Curvature of a right-of-way curve concave southwesterly and having a radius of 25.00 feet; thence southeasterly along the arc of said curve 39.26 feet; through a central angle of 8958’11”, said curve having a chord bearing S4531’42”E, a distance of 35.35 feet to the end of said curve; thence S0359’47”E, a distance of 165.20 feet to the Point of Beginning. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon Plaintiffs’ Attorney, Jacqueline F. Kuyk, Esquire, whose address is Awerbach Cohn, 28100 U.S. Hwy 19 North, Suite 104, Clearwater, Florida date of publication or March 16, the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs’ Attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. WITNESS, my hand and seal of this Court on this 29 day of January, 2015. (COURT SEAL) DANNY J. SHIPP CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Deputy Clerk Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2015. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 38-2015-CA000093 DIVISION: RICARDO LOPES, Plaintiff, vs. ADALBERTO MARTINEZMORALES and ROMELIA ALFARO-SAUCEDO, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Adalberto Martinez-Morales YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Levy County, Florida: Lot 15, Block 3, B & R SUBDIVISION, UNIT 5, according to the map thereof, recorded in Unrecorded Plat Book 1, page 26, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 2004 HOMES OF MERIT doublewide mobile home bearing ID#FLHML2F163726006A and FLHML2F163726006B, Title #s 90305234 and 90305348, located thereon. Number: 15089-000-00 you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jared D. Comstock, John F. Hayter, Attorney at Law, P.A., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 1418 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601, within thirty (30) days after the the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 5 of February, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Levy County Clerk of Court By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson As Deputy Clerk Pub.: Mar. 5, 12, 2015. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 001128 URBAN FINANCIAL GROUP Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JAMES LEE POWELL, ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PERSONS OR UNKNOWN SPOUSES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JAMES LEE POWELL, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: STATED, CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 36, FOREST PARK, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 26, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Justin B. Stivers, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before April 6, 2015, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 25 day of February, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court. Interpreting at Pub.: Mar. 5, 12, 2015. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 2013-CA-000909 AMERIS BANK, A GEORGIA BANK 201 S. Broad Street P.O. Box 240 Cairo, GA 39828 Plaintiff(s) v. JOHNATHAN HANLEY; SHERRY HANLEY; JOHN HANLEY; RACHEL HANLEY; UNKNOWN TENANT Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on November 14, 2014, in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 30 day of March, 2015 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOTS 1 THROUGH 7 AND LOTS 21 THROUGH 27, BLOCK 29 (BEING THAT CERTAIN BLOCK 29 THAT LIES EAST OF AND ADJACENT TO WALNUT AVENUE), CEDAR KEY HEIGHTS, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1999 LIMI MOBILE HOME WITH ID#GMHGA2149924058 Property address: 7250 SW 122 Court, Cedar Key, FL 32625, Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Deputy Clerk Pub.: Mar. 5, 12, 2015. -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013 CA 000868 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, Vs. MICHAEL L. BROGAN, II, et al Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale entered in Case No, 2013 CA 000868 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL L. BROGAN, II, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM Levy County Courthouse BOCC Meeting Room, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 13 day of April, 2015, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: Lot 4 & 5 Block 7, of The B & R Subdivision, Unit No. 5, as per Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 26, of the Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Together with a 2002 Mert Doublewide Mobile Home, bearing ID#’s with ID# FLHML3F167025655A and FLHML3F167025655B, Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Bronson, LEVY COUNTY, Florida this 17 day of February, 2015. (COURT SEAL) Danny J. Shipp Clerk of said Court By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson As Deputy Clerk Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 W. Cypress Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms, Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you arc hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2014 CA 000338 Division CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY FSB, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF RBSHD 2013-1 TRUST Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA MALONE AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/ OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on February 3, 2015, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida described as: TRACT 125, UNIVERSITY ESTATES, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 10931 NE 97TH PL, ARCHER, FL 32618; including the building located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. Sales are held in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL, on May 18, 2015, at 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18 day of February, 2015. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Danny J. Shipp By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Deputy Clerk David J. Melvin (813) 229-0900 x1327 Kass Shuler, P.A. 1505 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33602-2613 ForeclosureService@ Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015. ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2014-CA-000349 ALLSTATE SERVICING, INC., A Florida Corporation; Plaintiff, vs. ROYCE C. BROWER, II; KAREN F. STEEVES BROWER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN F. STEEVES BROWER; LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS; WELLS FARGO FOOTHILL, INC.; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS; PAILSADES COLLECTION, LLC, ASSIGNEE OF HSBC; WENDELL’S HARDWARE, INC.; DEBI ADDISON; HUDSON & KEYSE, LLC; FIA CARD SERVICES, N.A., f/k/a MBNA America Bank, N.A.NORTH STAR CAPITAL ACQUISITION, LLC; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 30, 2015, in Case No. 2014CA-349 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, in which Allstate Servicing, Inc. is the Plaintiff, and ROYCE C. BROWER, II; KAREN F. STEEVES BROWER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN F. STEEVES BROWER; LEVY COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS; WELLS FARGO FOOTHILL, INC.; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS; PAILSADES COLLECTION, LLC, ASSIGNEE OF HSBC; WENDELL’S HARDWARE, INC.; DEBI ADDISON; HUDSON & KEYSE, LLC; FIA CARD SERVICES, N.A., f/k/a MBNA America Bank, N.A.NORTH STAR CAPITAL ACQUISITION, LLC; are the Defendants; Danny Shipp, Clerk of Courts, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. or shortly thereafter, on April 27, 2015 the following described property set forth in the Summary Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 11, Block B, REPLAT OF SUNNY HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 55, Public Records of Levy County, Florida, together with mobile homes with 1999 CONC mobile homes ID# 9D630186LA, 9D630186LB, and 9D630186LC. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date 60 days after the sale. DATED this 18 day of February, 2015. /s/ THOMAS M. EGAN , Chartered Attorney for Plaintiff 2107 SE 3rd Avenue Ocala, FL 32671 (352) 629-7110 Fla. Bar # 434980 Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 38-2012-CA-000793 Division CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES W. CASTELL, JR. A/K/A CHARLES CASTELL, JR. AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on February 5, 2015, in the Circuit Court of Levy County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Levy County, Florida described as: LOT 1, BLOCK “E”, MAP OF HALES ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CEDAR KEY, FLORIDA. ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 12301 CEDAR ST, CEDAR KEY, FL 32625; including the building, located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. Sales are held in the front lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL, on April 27, 2015, at 11 am. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18 day of February, 2015. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court Danny J. Shipp By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Deputy Clerk Nicholas J. Roefaro (813) 229-0900 x1484 Kass Shuler, P.A. 1505 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33602-2613 ForeclosureService@ Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2013-CA000468 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES TAGART A/K/A JAMES TEGART A/K/A JAMES W TEGART, CYNTHIA A. SAMONS, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA A. SAMONS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES TAGART A/K/A JAMES TEGART A/K/A JAMES W. TEGART, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment 5, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 38-2013-CA-000468 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Bronson, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL. 32621 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 23 day of _March, 2015 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 6, Block 1, WOODFIELDS Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, in Plat Book 7, Page 41, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8 day of December, 2014. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Deputy Clerk McCalla Raymer, LLC, Attorney for Plaintiff 110 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, LEGAL NOTICES


6B Obituaries continued from page 4B rfn tntb frrrtrnrrf nrrnb rrfnnn nnfbrn ffnrftrfn b rtnnr rfrnrb trbrffnfntnb ntb tbnnr born in Lee County, Virginia, but had lived in Gainesville for the past 10 years after moving there from Cedar Key, Fla. Mrs. Booth was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, loved gardening in her spare time, and was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Booth is survived by her sons, Tex Williams of Bronson and Don Williams of Micanopy; a daughter, Barbara Crow (Kirk) of Cedar Key; a brother, Bobby Nolan of Georgia; her sisters: Rozella Lundy of Virginia, Louise Capplan (William) of California and June T. Dickson (Don) of Georgia; ve grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, and several great-greatgrandchildren. A graveside funeral service for Mrs. Booth will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the Cedar Key Cemetery with Bro. Otis G. Evans ociating. In lieu of owers donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 (800)727-1889. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chieand, FL 32626; 352/493-4777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.comDELORES OSTEENMrs. Delores Osteen of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 78 on Friday, February 27, 2015. Mrs. Osteen was born in Madison, Florida to John and Eathelle Deason. She worked a number of years as a grocery clerk at Deason’s Grocery, Lamb’s Grocery and Corbin’s Grocery and also at Cooey’s Restaurant but rst and foremost she was a homemaker and mother. She enjoyed using her artistic talents as a painter of outdoor and coastal scenes and gardening. Mrs. Osteen was a member of Jena Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mrs. Osteen was preceded in death by husband, David Osteen; grandson, Korde Osteen and brother, Joe Osteen. She is survived by sons, John Edward Osteen of Jena, Ricky Harold (Linda) Osteen of Jena, Nathaniel “Skipper” Roland (Kimberly) Osteen of Chieand, Scott O’Neal (Katherine) Osteen of Jena and Christopher David (Amy) Osteen of Old Town; daughter, Rebecca (Robert) Allison of Jacksonville, Alabama; mother, Eathelle Deason of Steinhatchee; sister, Gail Heidt of Steinhatchee; 17 grandchildren and 23 greatgrandchildren. A graveside funeral service was held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Rev. Carolyn Oglesby ociating. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.HENRY MICHAEL HARRELLApril 28, 1945 – February 28, 2015 Henry Michael “Mike” Harrell of Branford, Florida passed away at the age of 69 on February 28, 2015 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties in Chieand, Fla. Mike was born on April 28, 1945 in Orlando, Fla., a fth generation to be born in Orlando. He moved to Dixie County in 2005 from Orlando, where he was a heavy equipment operator in the Road Construction Field and worked at Disney during their rst years of construction. He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War Era. He was a life member of the Tri County Marine Corps League #1018, Commandant for 5 years. He served as a volunteer for Haven Hospice and their Veteran Recognition Program for 5 years, doing what he enjoyed most, serving his fellow veterans. He found time for gardening, owers, shing and hunting. Mike enjoyed his time with family, especially for BBQs, but his time at Haven Hospice, his family and grandchildren gave him the most enjoyment in life. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Marcile Harrell, and a brother, Ruben Harrell. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Shirley S. Harrell of Branford; his children Sondra and Leonard Yuknavage of St. Augustine and Henry William and Kristy Harrell of Cumming, Ga.; sisters: Carley Strickland of Orlando, Sue Jane Allen of Kissimmee and Louise Norman of Alabama; ve grandchildren: Michael, Madison, David, Benjamin and Hannah. Visitation will be on ursday, March 5, 2015 from 10:0011:30 AM at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel. A Funeral Service will be at 11:30 AM also at the Chapel. Mr. Harrell will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at 2:30 PM with full Military Honors. e Family requests that in lieu of owers, donations be made to Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties, 311 N.E. 9th Street Chieand, FL., 32626. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is honored to serve the Harrell Family and online condolences can be made at our website Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services-1301 N. Young Blvd. Chieand, FL., (352) 493-0050 UF/IFAS’ Sturmer Recognized with Prestigious National Extension AwardBy Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, Sources: Leslie Sturmer, 352-543-5057, Jack Payne, 352-392-1971, jackpayne@u.eduLeslie Sturmer is rooted in the culture – or should we say “aquaculture” – of Cedar Key. e University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agent works with shellsh harvesters and farmers in the small North Florida Gulf Coast town. “I’ve been in aquaculture my whole life,” said Sturmer, “I’ve lived here for 22 years. I’m married to a clam farmer. I’d like to think I provide assistance to the industry.” Last month, Sturmer was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the U.S. Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. “To be honored by your peers is very rewarding,” she said. “I’d hate to think it’s because I’m getting old. To see Cedar Key continue to be a working waterfront community, to see this community be supported by aquaculture is more rewarding than the plaque. But the plaque is recognition that your peers see you’re doing worthwhile work.” Jack Payne, UF senior vice president of agriculture and natural resources, agreed. “is is one of the most prestigious honors that a professional in the eld of aquaculture science can receive,” Payne said. e plaque reads: “Distinguished Service Award presented to Leslie Sturmer for her cuttingedge personal contributions to the U.S. aquaculture industry through her leadership in research, education, Extension and consultant work in aquaculture by the U.S. Aquaculture Society, a chapter of the World Aquaculture Society.” A bio written for the conference read in part: “Few people in the eld of sheries and aquaculture can lay claim to fundamentally changing a community for the better the way that Leslie has in Cedar Key, Florida. In less than 20 years, a diverse team led by Leslie has saved the small shing village of Cedar Key from the economic depression caused by the closure of the traditional gill net shery by working with the community and government to develop the state’s clam farming industry.” Clam farming is now Florida’s most lucrative marine aquaculture industry, with a statewide economic impact of about $39 million. Cedar Key produces the majority of the state’s total clam crop, with an annual farm gate value of $12.3 million, according to the most recent UF estimates. e industry now grows more than 125 million clams per year, and provides the Cedar Key area with more than 500 jobs. Sturmer works with the shellsh aquaculture industry in, as she says, “whatever their needs are.” at can mean assembling a team of Florida Sea Grant experts to help diversify species by evaluating the culture and market potential of the Sunray Venus Clam. Sturmer also has recently worked with representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in conducting workshops on oyster culture as the shery failure has spurred interest in this pursuit. John Supan, a professor and oyster specialist at Louisiana State University and Bill Walton, associate professor of aquaculture and aquatic sciences at Auburn University nominated Sturmer for the award. “If there were a Hall of Fame for aquaculture outreach, extension and research, Leslie Sturmer could retire today and be assured of a place in this Hall for what she has accomplished already in her great career,” Walton said. UF/IFAS aquaculture Extension agent Leslie Sturmer works in her lab. Based in Cedar Key, Sturmer has a statewide Extension appointment and brings researchbased data to those in the aquaculture industry. Courtesy of Leslie Sturmer, UF/IFAS Cross City Native to Assume Command of Naval Operational Support CenterCOLUMBIA, S.C. United States Navy Commander Darrel J. Capo, a Cross City, Fla. native will assume command of the Naval Operational Support Center (NOSC) Columbia, S.C. at a change of command ceremony in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, March 7. NOSC Columbia supports about 180-200 Reserve Sailors, 7 units which support humanitarian eorts and conicts globally. Capo, the son of David and Kathy Capo and brother to Zeph Capo, is a 1994 graduate of the Dixie County High School and a 1998 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, with a B.S. in Computer Science. Upon graduation, he commenced aviation training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. and continued with primary and advanced helicopter training at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. where he earned his wings in December 1999. Upon completing ight school, he arrived at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. for eet replacement SH-60B pilot training with HSL-41. Capo's rst eet tour was with the "Easy Riders" of HSL-37 on board Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ere he deployed on USS Curts (FFG 38) to South East Asia and USS Chosin (CG 65) to the Arabian Gulf during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Capo reported to Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen (HT-18) on board Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. from March 2004 to September 2006 for duty as an advanced helicopter ight instructor. In October 2006, following his instructor tour, Capo reported to Naval Station Mayport, Fla. for duty with Commander Destroyer Squadron 40 (CDS-40) as the air operations ocer. In November 2008, he reported to Commander Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as assistant operations ocer and detachment schedules ocer. After his selection as a full time support ocer in the Navy Reserve, Capo's rst Reserve tour was with the "Jaguars" of HSL-60 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. ying the SH-60B from November 2009 to January 2013. ere he served as training ocer, administration ocer, operations ocer, and detachment ocer-in-charge and deployed on USS Simpson (FFG 56) to the Western Mediterranean/West Africa area of responsibility. In February 2013, he reported to Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve (CNAFR) on board Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va. then during his tour, Capo was selected for command and assigned to Naval Operational Support Center Columbia, S.C. Capo is a graduate of the Air Command and Sta College and holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike/Flight), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various other personal and unit awards. —proudly submitted by Glenn Sircy, APR, Navy Oce of Community Outreach


7B LEGAL NOTICES Across1. “A Nightmare on ___ Street” 4. Not honored 10. “A jealous mistress”: Emerson 13. Certain surgeon’s “patient” 14. Sartre novel 15. ___ constrictor 16. Face-to-face exam 17. Flowering plant’s reproductive organ 18. Certain digital watch face, for short 19. Fir tree seed producers 21. Australian runner 23. “Come in!” 24. Weightlifting maneuver 27. “I” problem 28. Bull markets 31. Of more dubious character 32. Note prolongation 34. Bamboozles 35. Unwanted item (2 wds) 38. Lentil curry 39. Sudden outburst (hyphenated) 40. Logarithmic unit of sound intensity 42. “To ___ is human ...” 43. Crumb 46. One who twists threads 47. “M*A*S*H” role 49. Baby carrier? 50. Telephone circuit connecting multiple subscribers (2 wds) 54. Elephant’s weight, maybe 56. Masked man with a stick 58. Keats, for one 59. “at’s ___ ...” 60. Chronicles 61. Colors 62. Oolong, for one 63. Wish undone 64. Balaam’s mount 1. Astray 2. Shack (hyphenated) 3. Donnybrook 4. So unusual as to be surprising 5. Indian bread 6. “No problem!” 7. Federal agency for mail delivery (abbrev.) 8. Formerly known as 9. Lead sulde 10. Ritual hand washing 11. ___ v. Wade 12. Bit 13. Pith hat 20. Salad oil holder 22. Like the Marx Brothers 24. Woodworking tool 25. Copper 26. “48___” 29. Favor 30. Common sense? 31. About 1.3 cubic yards 32. Entering a legl document into public record 33. C.S.A. state (abbrev.) 35. “at was close!” 36. Main house on a ranch (Spanish) 37. “Faster!” 38. “Silent Spring” subject (abbrev.) 41. Pauper 43. Loathsome 44. Wife of a rajah (pl.) 45. Allowances for waste after deduction for tare 48. Beginning 50. Qualm 51. Apple spray 52. Anger, with “up” 53. Makeup, e.g. 54. “Sesame Street” watcher 55. “___ to Billie Joe” 57. “___ moment” Crossword Puzzlee answers for this week’s crossword puzzle are on page 7A. Down BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2015-CP-000007 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES THOMAS LOWMAN, SR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of James Thomas Lowman, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was August 24, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this notice is February 26, 2015. Personal Representative: /s/ Kimberly Lowman 2091 Cooperstown Rd, Franklin PA 16323 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Rebeccah Beller Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0106240 Beller & Bustamante, PL 12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 703 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Telephone: (904) 288-4414 Fax: (904) 288-4437 E-Mail: mail@ bellerandbustamante. com Pub.: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 2015 ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 38-2014-CP-000176 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHEN A. McCLINTICK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEPHEN A. McCLINTICK, File Number 38-2014-CP000176, is pending in the Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. ALL CREDITORS OF DECEDENT AND OTHER PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST DECEDENT’S ESTATE ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmature, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this claim with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmature, contingent or their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS OR DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Two (2) years after decedent’s death, neither the decedent’s estate, the personal representative, nor for any claim or cause of action against the decedent, whether or not letters of administration have issued, unless a creditor to Section 733.702, Florida Statutes, within two (2) years after decedent’s death, and said claim has not been paid or otherwise disposed of pursuant to Section 733.705, Florida Statutes. (The time limitation referenced in paragraph shall not affect the lien of any duly recorded mortgage or security interest or the lien of any person in possession of personal property of the right to foreclose and enforce the mortgage lien.) of this Notice is March 5, 2015. Personal Representative /s/ Stephen W. McClintick 13851 SW 72nd Place Cedar Key, Florida 32625 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Terry Tataru Terry Tataru, P.A. P.O. Box 630 Cedar Key, FL 32625 (352) 543-6090 Florida Bar No. 0079863 Pub.: Mar. 5, 12, 2015. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 38-2015-CP000029 IN RE: ESTATE OF LARRY C. AYERS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of LARRY C, AYERS, Deceased. whose date of death was December 31, 2014; File Number 38-2015-CP-000029, is pending in the Circuit Court for LEVY County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 South Court Street, Bronson. FL. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FAST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this notice is: March 5, 2015. /s/ KRISTI LYNN ISAACS Personal Representative 2256 Steven Street Clearwater, FL 33759 /s/ GREGORY V. BEAUCHAMP, P.A. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 178770 P.O. Box 1129 (352)493-1458 Primary e-mail address: Pub.: Feb. 19, 26, 2015. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 38-2015-DR000021 Division: ANNA MARIE KORNSE, Petitioner and EUGENE H. KORNSE III Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: EUGENE H. KORNSE III Last Known Address: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ANNA MARIE KORNSE, whose address is P. O. Box 1571, Bronson, FL 32621, on or before March 16, 2015, and of this Court, Danny J. Shipp, at Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: February 2, 2015. (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Sue Smith /s/ Deputy Clerk Pub.: Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2015. ---------------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING/WORKSHOP The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) announces the following public meeting to which all interested persons are invited: Surplus lands public workshop to gain public input for land evaluations. DATES/TIMES & LOCATIONS: March 19, 2015: 5:30 P.M. Carver Recreation Center 520 Idlewood Ave. S Bartow, FL 33830 March 24, 2015; 5:30 P.M. 6750 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34240 April 1, 2015; 5:30 P.M. 7601 Hwy 301 North Tampa, FL 33637 April 2, 2015; 5:30 P.M. 2379 Broad Street Brooksville, FL 34604 A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: – Boards, Meetings & Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the District’s functions, including access to and participation in the District’s programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the District’s Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or email ADACoordinator@Water If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you may contact: Cheryl.hill@; 1(800)4231476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4452 (Ad Order EXE0393) Pub.: March 5, 2015. --------NOTICE FOR TOWN OF BRONSON VOTERS The following schedule of meetings is for the March 10, 2015 Town of Bronson Special Election. All meetings and testing will be held at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave, Bronson, FL 32621. General Election Canvassing Board & Poll W orker Equipment Testing Thurs., March 5, 2015/1:00 pm Logic & Accuracy Testing Thurs., March 5, 2015/2:30 pm Review Election Canvassing Procedures Thurs., March 5, 2015/6:00 pm Election Night (Absentee & Tabulate) Tues., March 10, 2015/7:00 pm Voting System Audit Thurs.,March 12, 2015/6:00 pm Notice is given pursuant to Section 286-0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these public meetings, hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the Town Clerk at (352)486-2354 or by email at bronsonclerk@, at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. Pub.: Mar. 5, 2015. -------IT PAYS TO ADVERTISEAnd there’s no better place than the Levy County Journal . Contact us today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-486-2312 JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County


8B Chicken Enchilada Soup cup vegetable oil cup chicken broth 2 cups nely diced yellow onions 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons granulated garlic (1 teaspoons powdered garlic) teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cups Masa Harina (Mexican our) *Substitute: Grind corn meal or corn tortillas in blender until a ne powder.* 4 quarts water (divided) 2 cups diced seasoned tomatoes (I used Heinz Sweet Onion avor) pound processed American cheese (Velveeta works great!), cut into small cubes 3 pounds cooked, cubed chicken breast Mixed cheese shreds Crunchy tortilla strips or crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos In large pot, combine oil, chicken base, onion, and spices. Saut until onions are soft and clear (about 5 minutes). In a mixing bowl, combine Masa Harina with 1 quart water to make a “rue.” Stir until all lumps dissolve. Add this rue to sauted onions, bring to a boil. Once mixture starts to bubble, continue cooking 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. is will eliminate any raw taste from Masa Harina. Add tomatoes and remaining 3 quarts water to pot. Let mixture return to boil stirring occasionally. Add American cheese (or Velveeta) to soup. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese melts. Add chicken; heat through. Serve in large soup bowls and top with mixed cheese shreds and tortilla strips. (I used crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos)Easy Peazy Ice Cream Cake1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 6 ice cream sandwiches (3.5 ounces each) 1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped Line an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan with a piece of wax paper or parchment, allowing the paper to hang over both long sides. In a large bowl, beat the cream and sugar until sti peaks form. In the bottom of the pan, arrange 3 of the sandwiches in a single layer, cutting them to t as necessary. Spread with half the whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and whipped cream. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the chopped chocolate chips or chocolate bar shavings. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until rm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 week. Holding both sides of the paper overhang, lift the cake out of the pan and transfer to a platter. Discard the paper and serve.Penny’sRecipes DIY TIP of the WeekDonate BlanketsIf you have old blankets or comforters that you no longer use, they can be donated to your local A.S.P.C.A., they use them in the pens for the animals to sleep on. Nature Coast Challenge April 18, 2015 Spring Kayak Fishing Tournament Yankeetown, Floridae 4th Annual Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature Coast Challenge – A Catch, Photo, Release Fishing Tournament will be held Sat. April 18 at rst safe light. e Captain’s Meeting will be at the Lions Club on 59th Street at 7:00 PM Fri. April 17. A free Fish Fry Dinner is served at the Captain’s meeting for Tournament Participants. (Participants may bring a guest – an $8.00 guest donation for dinner is requested) Target sh are redsh and trout. Catch the longest to win an individual category or the combined length – redsh/trout grand slam! Photograph and measure everything you catch for a chance to win the “Mixed Bag” prize. 18 years or younger – go for the new $50.00 Jr. Angler Prize. 2nd prize sh will also be recognized this year. e awards ceremony is Sunday afternoon following the sh photo check-in which begins at 1:30 pm. e donation to participate is only $40.00 until March 18th after which there is a late entry fee of $10.00 ($50.00 total). e donation includes dinner, one free tournament t-shirt, a Captain’s Bag of ‘goodies’ from our sponsors, along with a fun evening and a day of being on the water competing to win cash and rae prizes! Visit the website shown above for Tournament Rules, Tournament Application/Waiver and the ability to pay with a credit card via PayPal – or mail in a check or money order! If you have any questions please contact any Lion or leave a message at 352/505-7936. WWW.NATURECOASTCHALLENGE.COM Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival Preserving Americana –Sat., March 21Excitement continues to build as plans fall into place for Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival on Sat., Mar. 21 featuring a new exhibit of Victorian era quilts of America. Antique quilt collector, marine biologist, and living history expert, Tiany Black is sharing some of her quilts this year. Tiany loves American handcrafts of every description and wants to preserve our pre-industrial cultural traditions that are being lost as we let go of the tempo of bygone days and rush to embrace the hurly burley of modern daily living. Her quilts will be housed in the Florida Quilt Museum, located on Main Street just south of the historic Depot including examples of feed sack, redwork embroidery, wool suiting, Mennonite and Amish quilts, and log cabin variations. e eighth annual Trenton’s Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida’s only outdoor quilt show and sale, will be held Sat., March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Trenton, Fla. , just 20 miles west of Gainesville. For more information about the festival, visit us on Facebook, go to the Festival website , or contact the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, 352/4633842. “Help a Horse Day” Open House on April 25th, 2015Help Local Non-Prot Organization Win $10,000 Grant Morriston, FL – Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc. has an incredible opportunity to win one of ve $10,000 grants being oered by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)! Beauty’s Haven is a small, yet eective, grassroots organization that was established in 2006. e organization operates solely from tax deductible donations made by the public, fundraisers, and grants from organizations such as the ASPCA. It is not funded by any local, state, or Federal agencies. e ASPCA Equine Fund provides grants to organizations across the country that work hard to reduce the suering, or potential suering, of equines at risk of neglect, abuse, and homelessness. is nationwide competition gives the organizations an opportunity to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 149 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the rst successful arrest for the abuse of a horse on April 26, 1866. e protection of equine has been a core part of the ASPCA mission ever since, including legislation, advocacy, rescue and targeted grants. Gates will open to the public at noon to celebrate the ASPCA’s National “Help a Horse Day” in conjunction with our “6th Annual Celebration of Life.” Come and learn what proper equine care involves, what to do if you suspect a horse is not receiving proper care, costs associated with owning an equine, and how to help even if you can’t own an equine. Members of the community will be speaking about how Beauty’s Haven has impacted their lives and veterinarians will be speaking about some of our most challenging cases. e ASPCA contest requires the rescue to create a major event that brings attention to the plight of horses in need. e ve rescue groups with the most successful events through all available channels will each win $10,000 to help them continue in their mission to help equine. ere are many ways you can help us win, even if you can’t attend, and have fun too! Social media is a wonderful tool that will help us bring the event to you! And, just by signing our attendance roster you will be helping! Planned activities of the day include: Live entertainment Tack ReRun Sale Special appearances by special horses and donkeys Kids Games Food and drinks will be available Silent Auction Presentation by Dr. Brendan Mangan, DVM, MS, DACVO, Aliated Veterinary Specialists Gainesville Specialty Center Presentation by Dr. Michael Porter, DVM, PhD, PHD Veterinary Services Presentation by Dr. Simonson, DVM, Holistic and Integrative Medicine Lily’s (miniature horse) Kissing Booth Hands on Matilda the Mammoth Mule Bake Sale Special appearances by volunteers, adopters, and their horses We have chosen Daisy, a 5 year old miniature donkey, to be our “poster donkey” this year. Daisy came to us with large tumors around both of her eyes which are being treated. She has a huge love for life and such a positive attitude – she runs and plays despite her issues. Daisy has a wonderful and dedicated care team to help her overcome. ere are many horses at Beauty’s Haven that are “overcomers” and you’ll get to meet some of them at the event! We are hoping that the information we share about equine cancer, and information provided by veterinarians that will be speaking, will raise awareness about equine cancer and help to save lives. Join us on our journey with Daisy to “kick cancer!” Beauty’s Haven was awarded Veried status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries which is the only globally recognized organization that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries. Beauty’s Haven is a Guidestar Exchange Silver Participant and a GreatNonprots Top Rated 2014 Non-Prot. For more information visit their website at or on Facebook at “Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.” Elizabeth Fried, Coordinator Phone: 352-339-2784 Email: Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email

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