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Joint ALS Meeting of Chieand, County Set for April 13By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterChieand City Commissioners and the Levy County Commission have agreed to a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 13 at the Tommy Usher Center to discuss the city’s request for a county license to operate an Advanced Life Support non-transport truck, and the mayor says he will work on providing improved sound for the meeting. Mayor Teal Pomeroy said Tuesday he plans to sit down with City Manager Mary Ellzey when she returns Monday from a week of vacation to discuss how to improve sound levels to ensure that people in the audience can hear both boards during the discussion of ALS nontransport. Cemetery Robbers 2A Bronson Top 10 6A Bronson Ball 1B Youth on Tour 3B Bids & Sales 7B Students Volunteer 8Bcontinued to page 2A By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterSome called it ideal weather in Cedar Key over the weekend. Others called it a bit on a chilly side. It was windy as all get out on Saturday. Whatever your perspective, most visitors were wearing short pants and short sleeved shirts last weekend for the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, also known as the 51st Annual Spring Arts Festival of Cedar Key. e festival has transitioned from the former Cedar Key Sidewalk Arts Festival to what it is now, a juried art show attracting art lovers from throughout the region and beyond. A committee chose 120 artists out of 230 applicants. e event attracted an estimated 20,000 people to the island city to soak up the brilliant sunshine and view some of the best art in the nation, and to eat seafood if they were so inclined. For those who were more interested in eating than browsing, local non-prots, churches and schools stayed busy next to City Park, and restaurants on the waterfront were lled with customers.Mary Ann Jeerson of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., displays her sweetgrass baskets. Low country coil basketry is one of the oldest crafts of African origin in the U.S. It was brought to the states by her great-great grandmother, a South Carolina slave named Manigault Patti. The basket weaving technique dates back 300 years. The baskets are made of sweetgrass, bulrush, long leaf pine needles and palmetto leaves, and because the grasses are harvested from swamps and marsh areas water will not hurt them. Photo by Terry Witt. Cedar Key Arts Festival Doused in Brilliant Sunlight and Cool Temps A number of graduating classes from Chieand High School meet for a reunion every month at The Gathering Table restaurant in south Chieand. The gathering started as friends meeting for lunch to celebrate birthdays and has grown into multiple classes meeting once a month. Seated from the left are Betty Colson, MaeBelle Shaw Owens (1958), Charlotte Wiimberly Hancock (1958), Mary Alice Chauncey Hardee (1955) and Ellison Hardee (1955) and H.C. Henderson (1957). Back row from the left Andy Andrews (1960), Jolyn Corbin (1958), Linda and Freddie Hiers (1963), Tommy Cason, David Meeks (1958), Earlene Smith (1958), Shirley Erwin (1958), Bill Erwin (1955), Moena Watson Matthews (1958), Sybil Downing (1958) and Jimmy Ray Downing (1953 from Trenton High School) and below him Gail Hardee Asbell (1959). Photo by Terry Witt.County Sex Predator Ordinance Five Months in the Works and Counting By Terry WittSenior Staff Writere number of sex oenders and sexual predators living in Levy County has risen from 176 to 187 since Oct. 21, 2014, the day Sheri Bobby McCallum urged the county commission to protect children with an ordinance controlling the movements of the oenders and where they can live in unincorporated areas. But the ordinance isn’t nished. County Attorney Anne Brown has yet to send the nal version of the ordinance to the board for approval and would not comment Tuesday on why it has taken ve months to write the document, nalize the wording and send it to the county commission. Brown’s refusal to answer questions is in keeping with her blanket no comment policy concerning requests for interviews by the Journal. She does respond to public records requests as required by state law. e county attorney forwarded a copy of the draft predator ordinance to County Coordinator Freddie Moody on Feb. 16, saying the next step in development of the new law was for someone in county government to map out locations that would limit where oenders could live. But nothing has been done since then. She wanted circles drawn on maps around the locations of all schools, continued to page 8A By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterAnyone who has paid a speeding ticket in recent years knows the nes are relatively steep and forking over the bucks isn’t a real happy experience. When the nes aren’t paid on time, collection fees are added. ere is relief in sight. Levy County Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp is participating in a statewide amnesty day called Operation Green Light that will allow people to pay their nes without collection penalties. Operation Green Light will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Levy County residents can call 1-800-836-2442 or 800-752-0068 to pay their nes without penalties added. e Florida Association of Clerks decided to establish Operation Green Light as a way to reduce the backlog of unpaid trac tickets and court nes and fees. Every clerk’s oce in the state is participating. “It will only be the tickets we sent to the collection agency,” Shipp said. In other words, residents will still have to pay the ticket, court ne or fee, but the collection agency won’t get its 10 percent. For the record, Shipp doesn’t establish the size of trac tickets, nes or fees. e state sets trac nes. Shipp has hired Pioneer Recovery Operation Green Light to Forgive Collection Fees on Trac, Court Finescontinued to page 3A continued to page 3A Williston High School Girl Arrested for Shooting ThreatBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterA 17-year-old Williston High School junior has been arrested on a felony charge of making threats for the purpose of extortion after leaving a threatening note taped to a water fountain. Undersheri Brett Beauchamp said the note talked in general terms about shooting someone and was apparently sparked by the girl’s dislike of a teacher at WHS. At last word, the girl was being housed at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Gainesville. Levy County School Board personnel and sheri’s deputies became aware of the handwritten note found at the school on the afternoon of March 27. e writer made threats of violence. “She threatened to do some shooting at the school,” Beauchamp said. School authorities and the sheri’s oce quickly identied the girl responsible for the note and she admitted what she had done. After conferring with the State Attorney, the girl was arrested for making threats for the purpose of extortion. In this era of school shootings, Beauchamp said a written threat in a school building can’t be ignored. He said the nature of the threat wasn’t entirely clear. “She did mention one teacher,” Beauchamp said. “She denitely wasn’t happy about conditions at the school.”Bronson Moving to Four Day Employee Work Week By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterSta members for the Town of Bronson often handle multiple jobs and it can be stressful at times, which is why sta isn’t complaining about the Town Council going to a four-day work week. As of April 6, Town Hall will be closed on Friday. e town’s residents will have to conduct their business the other four days. Town sta will work four 10 hour days, arriving earlier and staying later. Town Councilman Aaron Edmondson felt the four-day work week might cut down on overtime and reduce expenses for the town’s general operating fund. But from a sta perspective, the shorter work week will give sta a chance to regroup. “I think it will give sta a day to make doctor’s appointments. I’m looking forward to having a day with my family,” said Clerk Kelli Brettel. “I think that will cut down on the stress level.” e true test of whether the four-day work week will actually work is how the citizens react to it, according to Brettel. “I think it will depend on the citizens – whether they like it,” Brettel said. “It’s not going to make a big dent as far as saving money from my standpoint.” She added that sta will be on call if something goes wrong. ey will have to respond to emergencies. “I won’t call and say it’s my day o,” she said. Parks and Recreation Director Curtis Stacey chuckled when asked if he would actually get Friday o. No Public Works Applicants On a dierent subject, Brettel said she is Chieand High School Monthly Reunioncontinued to page 8A


2A Jail Media Report from 03/23/2015 to 03/29/2015ANDERSON, STEVEN JAMES, 21, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON FIREARM; MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; DRUG EQUIPPOSSESS AND OR USE. BATTLE, BENNY JAY, 36, OF BELL, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; FAIL TO REGISTER MOTOR VEH; DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 3RD OR SUBSQ OFF. BROYLES, KAYLA ARLENE BOVA, 24, OF ARCHER, FL: STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN. BRYANT, JAMES DALE, 44, OF OLD TOWN, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. CARPENTER, KENNETH WADE, 32, OF WILLISTON, FL: COMMIT FELONY BATTERY; KIDNAP-FALSE IMPRISONMENT – ADULT; DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH OVER 200 DOLS UNDER 1000 DOLS; HINDER, DELAY, OR PREVENT THE COMMUNICATION TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR JUDGE. GALICIA SAUCEDO, ANGEL, 19, OF FANNING SRINGS, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE; POSS OF COCAINE; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE. GARCIA, MILAGROS, 32, OF MIRAMAR, FL: DWLSR. GRIEVES, SHAWN, 45, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. GUMPRICHT, HOWARD ISRAEL, 68, OF PALM HARBOR, FL: POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; POSSESS MARIJUANA OVER 20 GRAMS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE. HOLDER, CHRISTOPHER LEE, 32, OF Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most WantedBRONSON, FL: DOMESTIC BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE; ABUSE CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM. KEMPF, ERIC CHARLES, 53, OF CITRA, FL: WITHHOLD SUPPORT NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. LANCE, CHRISTINA, 35, OF BELL, FL: HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY. LEBRON, JESSICA MARIE, 25, OF WILLISTON, FL: AGG ASSAULT. LOVETRO, JOSEPH WILLIAM, 36, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. MCGEE, KARL MARTIN, 24, OF WILLISTON, FL: AGGRAV ASSLT W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL. MOORE, KIRSTEN MICHELLE, 18, OF OLD TOWN, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. MURPHY, PATRICK SHON, 21, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: POSSESSION OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVICTED FLA FELON. 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NOTICE OF ANNOUNCEMENT From Florida Dept. of Health in Levy CountyThis announcement serves as notice that JASON GUEVARA, MD at the Florida Department of Health in Levy County will no longer be providing adult primary care services after April 22, 2015. Patient records may be obtained from the Levy County Health Department in Bronson at: 66 West Main Street Bronson, Florida 32621.Pub.: Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 2015. BRONSON TOWN HALL Beginning Monday, April 6, 2015 Bronson Town Hall will be moving to a 4 day work week. By Terry WittSenior Staff Writere Dixie County Sheri’s Oce is investigating the desecration of a grave at Sand Hill Cemetery o SE Highway 351 on March 21. No arrests have been made. When the sheri’s oce received a report about the desecration, a deputy arrived to nd two graves had been dug up. One grave belonged to a Confederate war veteran who passed away in 1904, but further examination indicated that no one was ever interred in the grave. e other grave belonged to a Dixie County resident who passed away in 1911. Deputies found extensive damage to the vault lid. e casket lid was partially opened. Deputies began retrieving items of evidence from the scene. When darkness closed in, the sheri’s oce assigned members of Citizens on Patrol to guard the crime scene overnight. e following day the sheri’s oce contacted Dr. Michael Warren of the C.A. Pound Institute at the University of Florida. Warren met with the sheri’s oce and representatives of Rick Gooding Funeral Home before heading back to the cemetery. Funeral home sta removed what was left of the vault lid to allow Warren to inspect what was left of the remains. All the remains were intact and had not been moved from the cemetery. After Warren completed his examination funeral home sta put the broken vault lid back in place to protect the grave from the elements until family members could be notied to make a decision as to whether they wished to replace the damaged casket. e sheri’s oce used deputies from the jail and members of Citizens on Patrol last week to check the remaining 35 cemeteries in the county to make sure none of them had been subjected to similar acts of vandalism or desecration. e public is asked to contact the Dixie County Sheri’s Oce if anyone saw suspicious activity around Sand Hill Cemetery on the weekend of March 21. Please call 352/498-1245.Dixie Grave Robbers Leave Damaged Casket BehindJoint ALS Meeting of Chieand, County Set for April 13 continued from page 1A In the previous meeting between the boards last year, residents in the audience complained about being unable to hear the commissioners speak during the meeting. ere weren’t enough microphones for all the county commissioners and their sta and sound levels in the audience were weak. It was dicult to hear what was being said by the two boards. A cordless microphone was passed around to eld audience questions at the rst meeting, but that didn’t help with sound transmission from the two boards seated in front of the audience. Pomeroy said he has questions about ALS non-transport. He said he favors having ALS non-transport for the city but is worried about the cost. e county is requiring the city to have three full-time paramedics on sta, which raises the price tag. Pomeroy said it was his understanding that the city’s portion of ALS must be run by a paramedic. He noted Fire Chief James Harris is no longer certied as a paramedic. “From what I can tell, you have to have a paramedic’s license to run it. Will he get a paramedic’s license or will he have another paramedic run it?” Pomeroy said. Harris said there are cities all over the nation that don’t have a paramedic running an ALS service. He said he doesn’t know where Pomeroy is getting his information. Harris said hospital administrators don’t have to be doctors to run hospitals and the administrator of Chieand ALS doesn’t have to be a paramedic. Pomeroy and Harris haven’t spoken in almost a year. Harris said the mayor wants to get rid of him and he would just as soon not respond to the comments he makes. Pomeroy said the chief has soured relations with the county and that also concerns him. He said the county is wary of working with the city. He wants to discuss the county and city’s relationship at the meeting. Pomeroy said he also wants to discuss funding for ALS at the meeting. He doesn’t know if the city can aord the cost of ALS. “We might just end up saying we might need help from the county,” he said.


3A JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923call 352-486-2312 or Levy County Cedar Key Arts Festival Doused in Brilliant Sunlight and Cool Temps continued from page 1A e Cedar Key Safety Patrol girls cruised around the fair midway pulling a toy wagon lled with bottles of ice cold water that sold for a dollar each. Winners of this year’s show were Sculptor Joseph Fry of Clanton, Alabama who won Best of Show; Steve Andrews of Tallahassee won Best 2D and sculptor Leland Williams of Crescent City won Best 3D. Shoshana Matthews received the Award of Excellence, Fiber; Glenn Woods won the Award of Excellence, Ceramics, Cynthia Pagel won the Award of Excellence printmaking and Herb Brown won the Award of Creativity, Jewelry. Awards of Distinction went to Virginia Chin, painting, Maggie Joynt, jewelry; Curtis Krueger, photography; Tony Moore, drawing; Kathryn Page, ber; Glenn Purdy, mixed medium; Maryann Jeerson, ber; Alve Krietemeyer, sculpture; Donna Leeward, painting; Richard Morris, wood; David Mack, ceramic; Mark Van de Bogart, jewelry. e 2015 juried prizes were $1,500 for Best of Show; $1,000 for Best 3-Dimensional; $1,000 for Best 2-Dimensional; $500 for three Sponsored Awards of Excellence; $500 for one Cedar Key Arts Center Creativity Award; $200 each to 12 Awards of Distinction. Bev Ringenberg, who coordinated the event for the Cedar Key Arts Center, the coordinating sponsor, said the festival focuses on art, and she added that art is an integral part of Cedar Key. “I think of art like seafood, nature and the history of Cedar Key; art is one of the core elements of Cedar Key,” she said. e festival is an annual community project in a town of 850 people. Nearly everyone is involved in the festival including the police and all of the city’s employees; the churches, Cedar Key School and community civic organizations. e doors of First Baptist Church at the top of a hill overlooking the festival grounds were left open to anyone who wished to worship or to see the magnicent sanctuary. Cedar Key FFA stayed busy selling whitesh ngers. e girls at the front table said sales were brisk. Faster than Flash, an exceptionally talented local band featuring Kerry Gordon on vocals and guitar entertained park visitors for hours on Sunday. Twelve artists gave demonstrations in the heart of the festival. Ringenberg said she would entertain the possibility of bringing back an art category called Best Cedar Key Scene from the former Cedar Key Sidewalk Arts Festival. e former arts festival oered cash rewards for Best Cedar Key Scene and the festival committee took possession of the winning entry. Some of the winners were exhibited in City Hall. Ringenberg said the Design Contest is similar to the former Best Cedar Key Scene. e theme for 2015 was, “Seeing the Art in Nature.” ere were cash awards for the winners. In 2014, the Design Contest paid tribute to old Honeymoon Cottage that can be seen from the Dock Street Bridge. e winner of the Design Contest was an artist who painted a representation of the old cottage as he remembered in the 1950s. e cottage in its heyday was the most photographed building in Cedar Key. e brilliant reddish orange Cedar Key sunsets cast the building in colors and shadows, giving rise to spectacular photographs and paintings. Alas, the old building is nearly gone now, the victim of multiple storms that tore at its old timbers. But for the nostalgic, the Honeymoon Cottage provides fond memories.Kayla Beckham and Grace Zowart sell white sh ngers at the arts festival. Caleb Homan is assisting behind them. Photo by Terry Witt. Musician and singer Kerry Gordon performs with the band Faster Than Flash, a tight band with great music. Photo by Terry Witt. Stephanie Bible, 9, of Cedar Key has her face painted in an intricate design by artist Dawn (Sunshine) Gurnter of Inglis. She also paints pets. Photo by Terry Witt. Four Cedar Key Safety Patrol students sold ice cold bottled water to anyone who was thirst. Pictured with their water wagon Burlynne Majeris, Alexis Lipscomb, Makalynn Bowling and Trinity Keller. Photo by Terry Witt. Artist Miriam Novak said her painting style is her own. “I tell people the more you look, the more you see,” she said. Photo by Terry Witt. The arts festival was a busy place in downtown Cedar Key Sunday. The artists exhibited their painting, sculpture, weavings, jewelry, photography and other art in white roof tents, a staple of the arts festival. Photo by Terry Witt. Painter Tony Krysinski painted the Cedar Key Honeymoon Cottage last year and won the festival Design Competition. The painting recalls his memories from the 1950s of the cottage and what it looked like under starry skies with the Russian Sputnik spacecraft passing through the heavens. Photo by Terry Witt.Services to collect delinquent nes, fees and tickets. In the current budget year that started last October, Shipp said there were 386 trac tickets worth $99,000, but the county collected only $64,000. Pioneer Recovery Services was hired in 2010. Since then, trac tickets and criminal trac tickets have totaled $1,336,178, but the county has collected just $291,923. Trac nes become delinquent after 30 days. e clerk’s oce will notify the person before their license is suspended, but the state requires the county to suspend the license if the ne hasn’t been paid within 30 days. e clerk’s oce doesn’t have any control over the revenues and fees it collects. e Florida Legislature adopted new rules in 2006 that gave the state control over revenue collected in county clerk’s oce. “When the state took over they raised the fees and we’ve been broke ever since,” Shipp said. Clerk of Courts Danny Shipp talks about a program that eliminates penalties for delinquent trac tickets for a day. Photo by Terry Witt.Operation Green Light to Forgive Collection Fees on Trac, Court Fines 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 SyndicateAn op-ed piece titled “Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts” appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. Liberal professors have trashed the liberal arts, by converting so many liberal arts courses into indoctrination centers for left-wing causes and fads, instead of courses where students learn how to weigh conicting views of the world for themselves. Now a professor of English, one of the most fadridden of the liberal arts today, blames conservative critics for the low esteem in which liberal arts are held. Surely a professor of English cannot be unaware of how English departments, especially, have become hotbeds of self-indulgent, trendy fads such as trashing classic writings -using Shakespeare’s works as just another ideological playground for romping through with the current mantra of “race, class and gender.” Surely he cannot be unaware of the many farces of the Modern Language Association that have made headlines. And when our English professor uses a phrase like “critical thinking,” he must be at least dimly aware of how often those words have been perverted to mean uncritical negativism toward traditional values and uncritical acceptance of glittering catchwords of the left, such as “diversity.” Diversity of political ideas is not to be found on most college campuses, where the range of ideas is usually from the moderate left to the extreme left, and conservatives are rare as hen’s teeth among the faculty -especially in English departments. Academics who go ballistic about an “under-representation” of ethnic minorities in various other institutions are blissfully blind to the under-representation of conservatives among the professors they hire. On many campuses, students can go through all four years of college without ever hearing a conservative vision of the world, even from a visiting speaker. e problem is not political, but educational. As John Stuart Mill pointed out, back in the 19th century, students must hear opposing views from people who actually believe them, not as presented by people who oppose them. In the 18th century, Edmund Burke warned against those who “teach the humours of the professor, rather than the principles of the science.” During my years on the lecture circuit, I liked to go into college bookstores across the country and see how many of their courses assigned “e Federalist” among the books students were to buy, as compared to how many assigned “e Communist Manifesto” or other iconic writings on the left. “e Federalist” is a classic, written by three of the men who were among those who wrote the Constitution of the United States. It is a book of profound thoughts, written in plain English, at a level aimed at the ordinary citizen. It might even be called “e Constitution for Dummies.” ere are Supreme Court Justices who could benet from reading it. My survey of college bookstores across the country showed “e Communist Manifesto” virtually everywhere, often required reading in multiple courses -and “e Federalist” used virtually nowhere. Most college students will get only the left’s uncritical negativism toward the American form of government, under the rubric of “critical thinking.” e liberal arts in theory could indeed make valuable contributions to the education of the young, as our English professor claims. But the liberal arts in practice have in fact done the opposite, not just in the United States but in other countries as well. e history of the 20th century shows soft-subject students and their professors among the biggest supporters of extremist movements, both fascist and communist -the former in central and eastern Europe before World War II and the latter in countries around the world, both before and after that war. ose who want liberal arts to be what they were supposed to be will have to profoundly change them from what they have become. Doing that will undoubtedly provoke more denunciations of critics for “trashing” the liberal arts by criticizing those who have in fact already trashed the liberal arts in practice. 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 Syndicateey just can’t help themselves -and their agenda-driven media enablers never, ever learn. is week, the NAACP made national front-page headlines with a local press release demanding that the feds investigate the hanging death of a local man in Port Gibson, Miss. Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference, immediately invoked the specter of a “hate crime.” In response, the Obama Justice Department ooded the zone with a whopping 30 federal agents. News outlets grabbed the bait. USA Today asked ominously: “Was it a lynching?” e discovery of ex-con Otis Byrd’s body swinging from a tree by a bed sheet “brought back unpleasant memories of America’s violent, racially charged past,” the paper’s video reporter asserted. Voice of America similarly intoned: “Mississippi hanging death raises lynching specter.” e Los Angeles Times leaped into the fray with: “Why this story haunts the nation.” Whoa there, teeth-gnashing Nellies. Didn’t we just recently witness the implosion of an NAACP-incited nonhate crime with the same exact narrative? Why, yes. Yes, we did. As I reported in January, the group was here in my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs hyping a so-called “bombing” at the city’s chapter oce. Local, state and federal NAACP leaders, amplied by political and media sympathizers, claimed the alleged hate crime “remind(ed) me of another period” (Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis); “undermines years of progress” (Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee); “harkens to bad old days” (MSNBC); and “evokes memories of civil rights strife” (Time magazine). But the allegedly racist perpetrator of the “NAACP bombing” turned out to be a disgruntled client of a now-deceased tax accountant who once worked in the same oce complex. e nancially troubled suspect had unsuccessfully tried to contact the tax preparer for years to obtain past tax returns. But unbeknownst to the “bomber,” who set o a pathetic improvised explosive device on the opposite side of the NAACP oce, the accountant had been sent to prison for bilking other clients -and had passed away several years ago. Conrming what only a few of us in the media dared to theorize out loud, race had absolutely nothing to do with the wildly inated and cynically exploited incident in Colorado Springs. Zip, zero, nada. None of this appears to have chastened the journalists who reexively empower the NAACP agitators who reexively cry racism. Just weeks after the not-NAACP bombing, here they are stoking fears of a probably-not-racist-not-lynching. Despite law enforcement reports that Byrd’s hands were unbound, despite warnings from the local sheri (who happens to be black) not to jump to conclusions, and despite the very real possibility that Byrd committed suicide, the papers and airwaves disseminated Blame Whitey and Blame Righty talking points without thinking twice. e incident indeed “brought back memories” for me -memories of the embarrassing 1996 media malpractice of former USA Today reporter Gary Fields, who manufactured a purported epidemic of racist church-burnings in the South with 61 hysterical stories. A typical and familiar headline: “Arson at Black Church Echoes Bigotry of the Past.” e NAACP jumped onboard and demanded that thenAttorney General Janet Reno investigate. President Clinton fanned the ames; panels were formed; federal spending programs were passed. But a year later, Fields’ own paper was forced to admit that “analysis of the 64 res since 1995 shows only four can be conclusively shown to be racially motivated.” Several of the crimes had been committed by black suspects; a signicant number of the black churches were in fact white churches; and the Chicken Littles had obscured numerous complex motives including mental illness, vandalism and concealment of theft. Same old, same old. en, as now, for publicity and prot, the race hustlers stoke the very societal divisiveness they claim to abhor -and knee-jerk journalists suering institutional amnesia aid and abet them. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Who Trashes Liberal Arts? The NAACP’s Fomenters of Fear Etiquette Versus Annihilationcontinued on page 5A By omas Sowell Recent statements from United Nations ocials, that Iran is already blocking their existing eorts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not already know it that any agreement with Iran will be utterly worthless in practice. It doesn’t matter what the terms of the agreement are, if Iran can cheat. It is amazing -indeed, staggering -that so few Americans are talking about what it would mean for the world’s biggest sponsor of international terrorism, Iran, to have nuclear bombs, and to be developing intercontinental missiles that can deliver them far beyond the Middle East. Back during the years of the nuclear stand-o between the Soviet Union and the United States, contemplating what a nuclear war would be like was called “thinking the unthinkable.” But surely the Nazi Holocaust during World War II should tell us that what is beyond the imagination of decent people is by no means impossible for people who, as Churchill warned of Hitler before the war, had “currents of hatred so intense as to sear the souls of those who swim upon them.” Have we not already seen that kind of hatred in the Middle East? Have we not seen it in suicide bombings there and in suicide attacks against America by people willing to sacrice their own lives by ying planes into massive buildings, to vent their unbridled hatred? e Soviet Union was never suicidal, so the fact that we could annihilate their cities if they attacked ours was a sucient deterrent to a nuclear attack from them. But will that deter fanatics with an apocalyptic vision? Should we bet the lives of millions of Americans on our ability to deter nuclear war with Iran? It is now nearly 70 years since nuclear bombs were used in war. Long periods of safety in that respect have apparently led many to feel as if the danger is not real. But the dangers are even greater now and the nuclear bombs more devastating. Clearing the way for Iran to get nuclear bombs may -probably will -be the most catastrophic decision in human history. And it can certainly change human history, irrevocably, for the worse. Against that grim background, it is almost incomprehensible how some people can be preoccupied with the question whether having Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress, warning against the proposed agreement, without the prior approval of President Obama, was a breach of protocol. Against the background of the Obama administration’s negotiating what can turn out to be the most catastrophic international agreement in the nation’s history, to complain about protocol is to put questions of etiquette above questions of annihilation. Why is Barack Obama so anxious to have an international agreement that will have no legal standing under the Constitution just two years from now, since it will be just a presidential agreement, rather than a treaty requiring the “advice and consent” of the Senate? ere are at least two reasons. One reason is that such an agreement will serve as a g leaf to cover his failure to do anything that has any serious chance of stopping Iran from going nuclear. Such an agreement will protect Obama politically, despite however much it exposes the American people to unprecedented dangers. e other reason is that, by going to the United Nations for its blessing on his agreement with Iran, he can get a bigger g leaf to cover his complicity in the nuclear arming of America’s most dangerous enemy. In Obama’s vision, as a


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Yearly subscription prices are as follows: $25/ year for subscribers in Levy County $30/year for subscribers in Florida; $35/year for subscribers outside FloridaName: _____________________________________________ Daytime Phone________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ City:_________________________State__ __ Zip ___________ VISA MASTERCARD Card Number:______________________Expiration Date: ________ Security Code (3-digit number on back): _____ Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923JournalLevy County Acids Acre Actual Adapts After Anger Chin Clerk Cloud Coil Contribution Crew Dads Dates Disarm Down Erasing Eyes Farther Fast Glad Grab Grin Grow Guns Hand Herd Jury King Lead Less Lions List Lost Loyal Mess Missed Moon Nails Owls Palm Past Rare Rear Replies Rich Road Roar Role Rope Royal Ruin Sail Saving Shake Shoe Sign Slim Startling Step Word Search Etiquette Versus Annihilation continued on page 5AStudy Swim is Title Tribal Vine Waves Wild Wine Yards ZeroWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a budget this morning: “Early this morning, we passed a budget that doesn’t raise taxes, provides an action plan to eventually repeal ObamaCare, and begins making signicant reductions to the massive debt Democrats and Republicans alike have created in recent decades. e budget also includes two measures I fought for, one to ensure funding is available to relocate America’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as well as the ‘Student Right To Know Before You Go Act,’ which gives students and parents more information to help them make wise nancial decisions when pursuing higher education. “I am disappointed the budget didn’t fully prioritize our national security needs and take even bolder steps to undo the damage President Obama’s disastrous policies and defense cuts have wrought on our military and intelligence capabilities. But I will continue ghting to prioritize our national defense. “Passing this budget is a needed rst step to chart a new direction from the disastrous one President Obama has had America on for over six years. I’m hopeful that the next step of negotiations with the House produces an even stronger budget that rearms our commitment to save the American Dream, and to the policies the American people deserve to achieve security and prosperity in the 21st century.”Rubio Comments on Senate BudgetWashington, DC – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL03) voted to put America on a solid scal foundation by voting in favor of the House Republican budget for scal year 2016. e Republican budget cuts spending by $5.5 trillion – higher than any previous House Budget Committee proposal – and balances the budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after his vote. “It is no secret that the country we all love is faced with some serious scal and economic issues. With that in mind, today, I voted against the President’s $4 trillion dollar budget. A budget that doesn’t balance, increases spending, and according to the Congressional Budget Oce (CBO), will lead to a cumulative decit of $7.2 trillion dollars from 2016 to 2025. e proposal coming out of the White House is not the right plan for America. e Senate voted 98-1 against it. “In place of the President’s budget, I voted for Chairman Tom Price’s budget, which cuts spending by $5.5 trillion, fully repeals Obamacare, saves and strengthens Medicare for future generations, and balances the budget in less than ten years. “One of the biggest threats to our national security is our out of control national debt. Debt doesn’t know political party and it doesn’t discriminate. e national debt is currently $18 trillion and growing. If it continues to be ignored it will take us all down. As of now the total debt held by the public is close to 75 percent of GDP. Our Republican budget addresses this important issue and will lower that number to around 55 percent of GDP. If we stay on the current path, roughly $8 trillion will be added to our national debt. “Additionally I also voted for the Republican Study Committee (RSC) Budget which cuts spending by $7.1 trillion compared to current policy. “e budget we passed today makes a good faith eort to solve the tough scal problems we face as a nation. It is time we put the economic health of the country rst and set America on a path that will make her strong again.” Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Aairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional DistrictYoho Votes to Strengthen America’s Fiscal Healthcitizen of the world, there may be no reason why Iran should not have nuclear weapons when other nations have them. Politically, President Obama could not just come right out and say such a thing. But he can get the same end result by pretending to have ended the dangers by reaching an agreement with Iran. ere have long been people in the Western democracies who hail every international agreement that claims to reduce the dangers of war. e road to World War II was strewn with arms control agreements on paper that aggressor nations ignored in practice. But those agreements lulled the democracies into a false sense of security that led them to cut back on military spending while their enemies were building up the military forces to attack them. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COMBy Bryan GoldenAmerica was founded, and has thrived, on the principles of individual liberty and freedom. America was established as a country where people from every walk of life could escape the shackles of tyranny, oppression, and despotism, which have been the norm throughout history. ere is no place in a free America for tyrants, dictators, kings, or queens. In America, there is no legal authority for any individual or government agency to impose “laws” that circumvent the constitutionally permitted legislative process. America’s Constitution is our basis for liberty. Our Constitution clearly delineates the limits of government’s power and denitively denes the rights of American citizens. America’s Constitution, and its protection of freedom, makes America unique. However, the Constitution is only a document. Alone, it possesses no ability to maintain freedom and shield Americans from the devastating impact of tyranny. e Constitution is enforced, protected, and defended, only by the actions of freedom loving Americans. e destruction of America occurs when elected representatives or governmental agencies act illegally in deance of the Constitution. e destruction of America takes place when these people refuse to enforce existing, duly passed laws, while imposing their own unconstitutional decrees. Liberty is possible when people abide by the principles of freedom contained in the Constitution. Only when freedom loving people respect the Constitution does liberty ourish. Conversely, tyrants gain power, and suppress your freedoms, when they are allowed to violate the Constitution. e founders of America knew that our country would be a constant target for oppression. ey built safeguards into the Constitution to prevent tyrants from seizing power, along with procedures to remove them if they did. America’s founders knew rsthand the devastating eect tyranny has on a county’s population. Freedom is the arch enemy of tyrants. Individual liberty is a roadblock to a tyrant’s ascension to power. In order for tyranny to succeed, liberty must be destroyed. When liberty is destroyed, America is destroyed. Tyrants are never honest about their intentions. Instead, they continuously lie, deceive, and mislead. Fear is another tyrannical tactic. ese power hungry people use fear of government reprisals to make American citizens afraid to speak out or stand up against illegal power grabs. People who love America and liberty have a deep faith that those who are elected to oce also love America and have the desire to protect and preserve our great nation. Americans have trouble accepting and recognizing that there could actually be elected representatives who would actively seek, or allow, the destruction of America. America is destroyed by eliminating liberty piece by piece. A tyrannical government seizes control over every aspect of the lives of American citizens. Free speech and opposition is suppressed. Fear is liberally leveraged as a compliance mechanism. All of these oppressive tactics have been wielded by tyrants throughout history. Living in denial by erroneously believing America’s destruction is not happening, and is not possible, is a recipe for utter disaster. e population of every great civilization that has crumbled has held the same misguided belief; that this cannot, and is not happening to us. America’s destruction impacts you. Your political, religious, or social views are irrelevant to whether or not you are aected. Tyranny spreads misery equally. It’s your liberty that will disappear. It’s you who will suer. Once America falls, there will be no place to escape. If you want the destruction of America stopped, you must stand up against oppression. America is freedom. Destroying freedom destroys America. Once America is destroyed, there is no bringing it back. Bryan is the author of “Dare to Live Without Limits.” Contact Bryan at Bryan@columnist.comor visit www. DareToLiveWithoutLimits.comThe Destruction of America


6A By Kelby omson Yearbook Editor at BHS After careful GPA calculations, this year's graduating class ranking at Bronson High School has been nalized, and the Class Top Ten have been named. Pictured are the Class Top Ten in ascending order from left to right: Front Row: Valedictorian Ty Barber, Salutatorian Kayla Bastanzi, #3 Julianna Avina, #4 Elise Houchin, #5 Tristin Turbeville; Back Row: #6 Abbey Fallender, #7 Jasmine Parker, #8 Gabrielle Medley, #9 Tyler Sistrunk, #10 Brooke Clevinger. During the upcoming Graduation Ceremony in June, Valedictorian Ty Barber and Salutatorian Kayla Bastanzi will each present speeches and, along with the rest of the Top Ten, will have front row seating on stage with the senior class. Bronson High School Honors Class Top Tene preliminary karaoke competition before the Levy County Fair took place Saturday night at AMVET Post 88 in Bronson. Bobby Butler of Bronson nished in rst place with his stirring rendition of God Bless the USA. His fellow Bronson contestants, Kamera O’Brien and Lara McKay nished second and third respectively. e nal karaoke competition is set for 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 on the nal day of the Levy County Fair at the Williston Municipal Airport. e fair dates are April 9-12. Judges for Saturday’s competition were Levy County Fair Karaoke Chairwoman Kat Tennant along with Debra Jones and David Snyder. Butler brought the entire Post to its feet with God Bless the USA, a country anthem about God, country and American values. ere were 14 contestants at the AMVET Post. e 16 nalists who will compete on April 12 at the fair are listed below according to the location where they won their preliminary. First, second and third place winners will compete in the nals.AMVET Post 444 – Williston1st Tina Hodges, Williston 2nd John Colella, Williston 3rd Leca Kendrick, WillistonThe Junction – Williston1st Jackie McComb, Williston 2nd Amanda Cox, Williston 3rd tie Jack Lovelace, Trenton 3rd tie Scott Harvey, Gainesville1st Rene Barber, Old Town 2nd Amber Richburg, Chieand 3rd Jacob Whetstone, Port RicheyMcKenzie’s 4 Corners – Bronson1st Elizabeth Phillips, Bronson 2nd Kimberly Cooper, Chieand 3rd Buck Jones, BronsonAMVET Post 88 – Bronson1st Bobby Butler, Newberry 2nd Kamera O’Brien, Bronson 3rd Lara McKay, BronsonBobby Butler Wins Spot in Karaoke Finals with Patriotic Anthem For more information April 9-12 Thursday Night OnlyThursday 4 PM – 10 PM Friday 4 PM– Midnight Saturday 11 AM – Midnight Sunday 12 PM – 9 PMFree entertainment with $5.00 General Admission. Free admission for 2 and under. Unlimited rides with armband purchase. HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT GROUND ACTS rfn tfbf fn fn fbf Jamie Davis fHouston KeenFireCreeknButch Batts and The SouthBound Bandnn5 NotasnGate TimesMark Copelandn Bronson FFA to be Recognized at State ConventionProudly standing from left to right at Bronson FFA members: Ashley Newsome, Katherine Eckelmann, Miles Carter, Ana Abouzid. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bray, BMHS. Bronson Middle FFA placed 4th in state on March 27th in North Florida. ey will be recognized on stage at state convention.Karaoke nalists from AMVET Post 88 in Bronson were 1st Place Bobby Butler, 2nd place Kamera O’Brien and 3rd place Lara McKay who will go on to the Levy County Fair nals. Photo by Terry Witt. Karaoke judges at the AMVET Post 88 competition in Bronson were David Snyder, Karaoke Chairwoman Kat Tennant and Debra Jones. Photo by Terry Witt. e Levy County Journal is the only locally-owned and completely independent newspaper operating in Levy County. e Journal has absolutely no connection to any other newspapers in the county. If you are interested in sending information for your group or placing advertising in the Levy County Journal , please don’t rely on corporate-owned newspapers to forward information to the Journal. To reach the Levy County Journal , your locally-owned county newspaper of record since 1923, please make sure to call us personally at 486-2312 at our Bronson oce, or use our popular website at, or email us at Our veteran newspaper reporter, Terry Witt, can be reached at 352-220-4927. ank you for supporting the Journal . e revenue earned by the Journal is spent locally.To Our Readers – For Your Information and Clarication


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8A Log Cabin Quilters e Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, March 26 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Midge came in to say goodbye until next year. Cheri brought in her Carpenter’s Star to decide what colors to add before she starts quilting it. Wednesday, ladies from the First Baptist Church of Chieand and Hardeetown Baptist Church were out to work on tote bags and small dresses for their Shoebox project which will be sent to children overseas at Christmas time. Linda from Hardeetown Baptist made over 300 dresses last year. We’re glad we could help out. e ladies can always use fabric, sewing notions and hygiene items for the Shoebox Project. Please check with either Church for more details. Our amaryllis are looking great now. Spring seems to be popping out all around the yard. It’s a great time to take advantage of the rocking chairs on the porch. Donna started this earlier this winter and this is the nished project. This dress can be made in 3 sizes for the Shoebox Project. Enoch Kim Long Gatsy Starling Long Charlie T. Long Marie Long rLong Familyfnfftb n f County Sex Predator Ordinance Five Months in the Works and Counting continued from page 1Aday cares, parks, school bus stops, playgrounds etc. that would prevent oenders whose victims were under 18 from living close to those facilities. Moody sent a Feb. 16 email to Development Department Director Bill Hammond, Assistant School Superintendent Je Edison and Property Appraiser Osborn Barker asking for any assistance they could give with mapping for the ordinance. Moody said they did not respond. “I am to determine who is best to do the mapping and while I did forward Ms. Brown’s email to several addresses Feb. 16 I didn’t receive any replies. Unfortunately I didn’t follow up on that in a timely manner,” Moody said in a March 31 email to this reporter. “I sent out another request yesterday as you can see and hopefully I will have better results. If not, then I will follow up with either a telephone call or personal visit.” Moody added that he received a phone call last Friday from Gilchrist County Manager Bobby Crosby requesting a copy of Levy County’s draft predator ordinance for review by Gilchrist County Sheri Bobby Schultz, a former Levy County sheri’s investigator. “Hopefully they will adopt an ordinance also since our borders meet in a pretty populated area of Fanning (Springs),” Moody wrote. McCallum said he has given his nal okay to the document. It was his understanding the current slow-down in nalizing the ordinance has to do with mapping the areas where sex oenders can’t live or be present, but he said it was his understanding the County Development Department and Levy County School Board sta would collaborate on mapping areas where oenders and predators can’t live or spend time, including school bus stops. But Moody told the Journal Tuesday that he contacted county Development Department Director Bill Hammond, who said he hadn’t initiated any action or had any correspondence with the school board. Hammond promised to contact Edison on Wednesday. “Between this ordinance, the water conservation ordinance, the tax abatement ordinance and revamping the noise ordinance for Commissioner Joyner this is the most I have ever witnessed ongoing at the same time,” Moody said. e sheri brought the issue of sex oenders to attention of the county commission last October to focus attention on the lack of an ordinance to control where oender can live. He was particularly concerned about a home on NE 35th St. in east Williston where 9 oenders were living at the time. e number of oenders in the home has grown to 11. e oenders come and go. McCallum pointed out that the majority of sex oenders in the home did not commit their crimes in Levy County nor were they sentenced here, but they moved to the unincorporated part of Levy County due to the less restrictive legal environment. ey are subject to state law in Levy County, but the Levy County Commission has no ordinance imposing residency requirements on sex oenders or limiting their movements to protect children. e sheri said he knows that the vast majority of the 187 sex oenders in Levy County live in the unincorporated areas. e home in “East Williston” is not within the city limits. It lies in the unincorporated area of the county. “e greater percentage is not from here,” McCallum said. Chieand currently has one sex oender living within the city limits. Capt. Ray Tremblay said there were ve or six oenders living in Chieand when the city commission rst adopted its sex oender ordinance years ago. ose oenders were grandfathered in, but most have since moved away. “ere aren’t many places in Chieand where they can live without violating the ordinance,” Tremblay said. Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said there are no sex oenders living within the Williston city limits due to an ordinance the city adopted several years ago limiting where they can live. But Strow said he continues to be concerned about the three bedroom house on NE 35th St. near Cornelius Williams Park that currently houses 11 oenders. It’s the same home that worries McCallum. He said the house falls under the supervision of the state probation and parole oce in Chieand. He said he has expressed concerns to the probation oce about the number of oenders living in a home so close to the park, but he was told there’s nothing more the state can do. “I say when you have 11 oenders living there and they have nothing more to do than associate with one another in that home when does common sense come into play,” Strow said. e proposed county predatory ordinance would create child safety zones that would bar convicted sex oenders and sexual predators from being present or near permanent facilities like schools and daycare centers where children frequently congregate. It would bar oenders and predators whose victims were under 18 from living within 2,500 feet of any school, day care center, park, playground or public library and within 1000 feet of a designated school bus stop or a church in the unincorporated areas of the county. e ordinance lumps all sex oenders, including repeat oenders known as predators and sexually violent oenders into a category called “sexual predatory individuals” who present an extreme threat to the public safety and are likely to use physical violence and commit repeated oenses. “It is the intent of this ordinance to reduce the potential risk of harm to children of the community by limiting the opportunity for predatory individuals to be in contact with unsuspecting children in locations that are primarily designed for use by children, are primarily used by children, are customary gathering places for children or are where children reside permanently or temporarily,” the ordinance states. e ordinance goes on to say the law is not intended to “interfere with a predatory individual’s ability to participate in his or her own children’s activities occurring at school and at other recreational type facilities, and is also not intended to interfere with a predatory individual’s ability to attend church or conduct business with government.” e ordinance grandfathers-in existing facilities like the home on NE 35th Street outside Williston. But the ordinance takes a hard line on protecting children from sex oenders and predators. “It is the intent of this ordinance to reduce the potential risk of harm to children of the community by distancing predatory individuals from children in safety zones established pursuant to this ordinance. It is also the intent of this ordinance to reduce potential dangers associated with saturation of a community by multiple predatory individuals living near families and vulnerable individuals by establishing residency restrictions that limit the number of sexual predatory individuals who may live in residences, including single family homes, apartment complexes, condominiums, mobile home parks and other multi-family units, and restrictions that limit the number of predatory individuals who reside at the same address.” e 300-foot safety zone restriction exempts predatory individuals from the law when they pick up his or her own child or a relative’s child with permission from the child’s parent or legal guardian, or while attending an adults-only function at one of these permanent facilities, or if the facility is a school, they can attend a school-related activity with permission of the school. e prohibition for safety zones does not apply to single trips while passing by a safety zone from one location to another location; or traveling to and from religious services; traveling to or from a government building to conduct ocial business; nor does it apply to a predatory individual’s residence when regulated by state law or by this ordinance; nor does it prevent a predatory individual from registering to vote or participating in voting. Predatory individuals are prohibited from being on or within a safety zone or business or transient facilities, including video arcades, transient carnivals, transient zoos, or school bus stops while any children are present, or other similar places where children are present, including designated parking areas for the business or transient facility. e ordinance also prohibits a predatory individual from establishing a temporary or permanent residence in a multifamily dwelling, manufactured or mobile home in a mobile home park, or unit in a condominium in which another predatory individual has established a residence, “unless the number of predatory individuals residing in such multi-family dwelling, mobile home park or condominium does not exceed ten percent of the number of individual dwelling units.” e ordinance says it shall be a violation for any property owners, trustee, rental agent, real estate agent, apartment complex manager, condominium association, mobile/ manufactured home park manager or any other person responsible for letting of any property to have an unlawful number of predatory individuals on any property controlled directly or indirectly by the individual renting out or leasing out the property. Each violation of the ordinance could result in a ne not to exceed $500 or a 60 day jail sentence, or both. e caveat is that any violation of the ordinance for a predatory individual on probation could also result in a violation of their probation. e ordinance, once completed, will be subject to at least one public hearing at a county commission meeting. Bronson Moving to Four Day Employee Work Week continued from page 1A advertising for a public works director. She said the town’s plan to promote from within the ranks of the town’s employees didn’t work out. “Nobody put in an application,” she said. Former Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford resigned to take a position with a private sector company. Park Plan Changes Brettel said the city has modied its plan to build a boardwalk leading to a cypress swamp at the back of James H. Cobb Park. e plan involved building a long walking trail and nature observation deck. e original plan called for the town to install a trail of asphalt milling leading back to a short boardwalk and an observation deck at the edge of the cypress swamp. e asphalt millings for the trail and parking lot proved to be more than the town could aord, so the trail has been shortened. e observation deck next to the swamp will be constructed close to the baseball eld. A short boardwalk will lead to the observation deck at the edge of the cypress swamp. Brettel said she contacted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection when the original nature trail plan wasn’t working out and asked if the town could pay back the $40,000 state grant used to buy the 10-acre parcel many years ago. DEP turned thumbs down on the proposal. But Brettel said DEP understood the city’s limited nances and agreed the town could build a much shorter trail and construct the observation deck overlooking the swamp right behind the baseball eld. e town purchased the land years ago with a state water conservation grant but never developed the property, perhaps with good reason. Most of the property is marshy and prone to be soggy during rainy periods. DEP said the town is required to develop the property before it can build a multipurpose building/gymnasium in the park. Brettel said the revised trail plan is aordable from the town’s perspective. e contractor agreed to the changes. Sewer Extension Being Tested Brettel said tests are being conducted on the city’s sewer expansion to make sure the pipes and lift stations perform as designed. She said the sewer expansion was designed primarily to hook city sewer to businesses, but the pipes and force mains run past some homes. In residential areas where gravity-fed sewer pipes run past homes, Brettel said residents can hook up free of charge. She said she and other representatives of the project will be knocking on doors soon to tell residents they are about to get sewer. Residents who have a force main running past their homes won’t be as fortunate. ey would have to pay for construction of a grinder pump on their property to hook to city sewer. e process would be expensive, but homeowners with force mains in front of their homes won’t be required to hook to city sewer. She cited Fairground Avenue as a street with a force main. “e residents that are being hooked up are because the line runs past their home, but the project was for commercial,” she said.


Bronson Loses Close Game to Second Ranked Team in State By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterBronson earned a measure of respect Monday night from their fans when they played the number two ranked Class 1A baseball team to a scoreless tie through 4/2 innings. e Lafayette County Hornets realized the Eagles were more dangerous than originally thought and brought in their ace, Micah Bryd, in the fth inning to take control of a game that hung in the balance. e Eagles scored two runs o Byrd, but the Hornet bats were hot in the nal three innings and they were able to edge out a surprise Bronson team 5-3. Bronson lost to Lafayette County 16-1 earlier in the season. e Eagles have improved. Scott White scored in the bottom of the seventh for Bronson on a bad throw. Minutes later Ty Barber scored on David Dees bloop y, but Dees was picked o on a close play at rst to end Bronson’s chances of a comeback. Coach Jim Smith said he was proud of his team’s eorts and he believes they are building condence in themselves and strength in their baseball skills as the season moves into the nal phase. He saw considerable overall team improvement in Friday’s 6-2 victory over Union County and again in the loss to the Hornets. “It was a good eort. We’re getting closer,” “Smith said. “It’s something to build o. at’s the number two team in the state.” Four or ve well-hit balls ew directly into the gloves of outelders on both sides of the stadium. “It’s a game of inches,” Smith said. “We don’t want moral victories, but we can build on this. e kids scored two runs on their ace. ey competed.” He said pitcher Donny Clifton pitched well against one of the best hitting teams in the state.Stats:Clifton had one strikeout and gave up four earned runs. Ty Barber was 2-3 with 2 runs and 2 stolen bases. David Dees was 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and 2 stolen base. Scott White was 1-2 with 1 run.Ty Barber delivers a pitch in the win against Union County. Photo by Terry Witt. David Dees crosses home plate in a hurry as Bronson extends its lead against Union County. Photo by Terry Witt. Eagle second baseman Emory Lake tosses the ball to shortstop Donny Clifton as the Union County runner begins his slide. He was ruled safe. Photo by Takumi Sullivan. Eagle rst baseman Tyler Sullivan stretches to catch a throw for the out. Photo by Takumi Sullivan. By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterBronson’s varsity boys defeated Union County 6-2 Friday in a game that saw two double plays in the ineld and ashes of what the future may bring for the Eagles. Senior pitcher Ty Barber went all the way for the Eagles striking out ve batters and shutting down the Tigers with a strikeout in the top of the sixth inning with runners in scoring position at second and third base. Tyler Sullivan made spectacular saves at rst base and shortstop Donny Clifton made accurate throws to second and rst to keep Union County runners from reaching base. Coach Jim Smith saw the team begin to shake o the past. “It might be the win we need to gain condence against an opponent we probably were not supposed to beat,” said Smith. “Ty pitched well and we played good defense against them. is could be the shot in the arm we need as we go into April and the districts.” Smith noted that Union County, the largest school in the state Class 1A division, had previously defeated Lake City Columbia 11-4, a larger school, but fell to a Bronson team, one of the smallest teams in Class 1A. Bronson is transitioning to a new coach and didn’t have the advantage of summer play to bond as a team. Smith has been switching players around to nd out who works best at the dierent positions. “I think we nally have the pieces to the puzzle,” Smith said, meaning he nally has the players in the right positions. “We turned two double plays in the ineld that shortened the game for the pitcher.” Union County didn’t show good sportsmanship. In the early part of the game the entire dugout was making shrill sounds just as Barber would pitch the ball. When the game ended, a player from the outeld appeared to intentionally blindside Barber, ramming into him as Barber was celebrating the victory. e sixth inning was the worst for Bronson, but unlike previous games when a bad inning led to more problems, the Eagles played solid defense and held their own against a good hitting team. Much of the Bronson team is rst year players who are just learning the game. e games in February and March were largely aimed at nding players for the right positions and teaching fundamentals. “ey are learning the game a little,” Smith said. “eir baseball awareness is starting to be better.”Statistics:Ty Barber pitched for seven innings and struck out ve batters. Barber was 1-3 with 2 runs, 1 steal, 1 intentional walk that led to his score. Cole Crain was 1-3 with a sacrice bunt. David Dees was 1-3 with a triple, one run and one RBI. Tyler Sullivan was 1-2 with 2 runs.Bronson Beats Union County, Shows Signs of Promise Eagle Tyler Sullivan safely steals second base. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson’s David Dees dives back to rst base to escape the tag in the seventh inning of the Lafayette Game. The play was very close. He was called out, ending Bronson’s chances of a comeback. Photo by Terry Witt.Bronson Baseball, Softball Teams Plan Thursday Fish Fry e Bronson baseball team and softball team will host a sh fry fundraiser ursday April 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson baseball and softball sports complex before the varsity boys play Trenton at 7 p.m. is is a fundraiser for the baseball and softball teams.


2B Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 2 High 1:26 AM 3.3 7:21 AM Set 6:14 AM 93 2 Low 7:47 AM 0.2 7:51 PM Rise 6:30 PM 2 High 1:48 PM 3.4 2 Low 8:04 PM 0.2 F 3 High 2:06 AM 3.4 7:20 AM Set 6:48 AM 97 3 Low 8:17 AM 0.3 7:51 PM Rise 7:22 PM 3 High 2:14 PM 3.5 3 Low 8:38 PM 0.0 Sa 4 High 2:42 AM 3.4 7:18 AM Set 7:22 AM 99 4 Low 8:46 AM 0.4 7:52 PM Rise 8:14 PM 4 High 2:39 PM 3.6 4 Low 9:11 PM -0.1 Su 5 High 3:17 AM 3.4 7:17 AM Set 7:58 AM 99 5 Low 9:14 AM 0.5 7:52 PM Rise 9:07 PM 5 High 3:04 PM 3.7 5 Low 9:43 PM -0.2 M 6 High 3:53 AM 3.3 7:16 AM Set 8:36 AM 98 6 Low 9:44 AM 0.6 7:53 PM Rise 10:01 PM 6 High 3:30 PM 3.8 6 Low 10:16 PM -0.3 Tu 7 High 4:29 AM 3.2 7:15 AM Set 9:16 AM 94 7 Low 10:15 AM 0.8 7:54 PM Rise 10:55 PM 7 High 3:58 PM 3.8 7 Low 10:52 PM -0.3 W 8 High 5:09 AM 3.0 7:14 AM Set 10:01 AM 89 8 Low 10:48 AM 0.9 7:54 PM Rise 11:50 PM 8 High 4:30 PM 3.8 8 Low 11:31 PM -0.2Suwannee River EntranceTh 2 High 1:32 AM 2.9 7:21 AM Set 6:15 AM 93 2 Low 8:05 AM 0.2 7:51 PM Rise 6:31 PM 2 High 1:54 PM 3.0 2 Low 8:22 PM 0.2 F 3 High 2:12 AM 3.0 7:20 AM Set 6:49 AM 97 3 Low 8:35 AM 0.3 7:52 PM Rise 7:22 PM 3 High 2:20 PM 3.1 3 Low 8:56 PM 0.0 Sa 4 High 2:48 AM 3.0 7:19 AM Set 7:23 AM 99 4 Low 9:04 AM 0.4 7:52 PM Rise 8:14 PM 4 High 2:45 PM 3.2 4 Low 9:29 PM -0.1 Su 5 High 3:23 AM 3.0 7:18 AM Set 7:58 AM 99 5 Low 9:32 AM 0.5 7:53 PM Rise 9:07 PM 5 High 3:10 PM 3.3 5 Low 10:01 PM -0.2 M 6 High 3:59 AM 2.9 7:17 AM Set 8:36 AM 98 6 Low 10:02 AM 0.6 7:54 PM Rise 10:01 PM 6 High 3:36 PM 3.3 6 Low 10:34 PM -0.3 Tu 7 High 4:35 AM 2.8 7:15 AM Set 9:17 AM 94 7 Low 10:33 AM 0.8 7:54 PM Rise 10:56 PM 7 High 4:04 PM 3.3 7 Low 11:10 PM -0.3 W 8 High 5:15 AM 2.6 7:14 AM Set 10:01 AM 89 8 Low 11:06 AM 0.9 7:55 PM Rise 11:51 PM 8 High 4:36 PM 3.3 8 Low 11:49 PM -0.2Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 2 High 1:33 AM 3.0 7:20 AM Set 6:13 AM 93 2 Low 8:42 AM 0.2 7:50 PM Rise 6:29 PM 2 High 1:55 PM 3.1 2 Low 8:59 PM 0.2 F 3 High 2:13 AM 3.1 7:19 AM Set 6:47 AM 97 3 Low 9:12 AM 0.3 7:50 PM Rise 7:20 PM 3 High 2:21 PM 3.2 3 Low 9:33 PM 0.0 Sa 4 High 2:49 AM 3.1 7:17 AM Set 7:21 AM 99 4 Low 9:41 AM 0.4 7:51 PM Rise 8:13 PM 4 High 2:46 PM 3.3 4 Low 10:06 PM -0.1 Su 5 High 3:24 AM 3.1 7:16 AM Set 7:57 AM 99 5 Low 10:09 AM 0.5 7:51 PM Rise 9:05 PM 5 High 3:11 PM 3.4 5 Low 10:38 PM -0.2 M 6 High 4:00 AM 3.0 7:15 AM Set 8:35 AM 98 6 Low 10:39 AM 0.6 7:52 PM Rise 9:59 PM 6 High 3:37 PM 3.5 6 Low 11:11 PM -0.3 Tu 7 High 4:36 AM 2.9 7:14 AM Set 9:15 AM 94 7 Low 11:10 AM 0.8 7:52 PM Rise 10:54 PM 7 High 4:05 PM 3.5 7 Low 11:47 PM -0.3 W 8 High 5:16 AM 2.7 7:13 AM Set 10:00 AM 89 8 Low 11:43 AM 0.9 7:53 PM Rise 11:48 PM 8 High 4:37 PM 3.5Weather Forecast Levy County Community Calendar BELLVIEW Festival Weekends Apr. 11-26Timberline Farm’s will be celebrating its Annual Buttery & Blueberry Festival this April where the entire family can enjoy a springtime buttery garden, music, pony rides, face painting, food and craft vendors and experience some ole country charm. e farm is open to the public April 11& 12, 18& 19 and 25& 26 from 10AM – 6PM on Saturday and 12PM – 6PM on Sunday. Tickets and location information is available on the website or call (352) 4544113.BRONSONBronson Baseball, Softball Teams Fish Fry Fundraiser Apr. 2e Bronson baseball team and softball team will host a sh fry fundraiser ursday April 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Bronson baseball and softball sports complex before the varsity boys play Trenton at 7 p.m. is is a fundraiser for the baseball and softball teams.Bronson Town Council Meeting Apr. 6e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be Apr. 6 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall – 352/486-2354.School Board of Levy County Board Meeting Apr. 14e School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on Apr. 14 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.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting Apr. 7e next Cedar Key City Council is Apr. 7 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.CHIEFLANDCommunity Yard Sale Apr. 11Everyone is invited to participate in this event on Apr. 11, from 8:00AM to 1:00PM at the First United Methodist Church Property, Corner of Alt. 27 &7th Ave., Chieand Bring your own tent/table/chairs and electricity is available upon request. Proceeds from booth space rental will go towards missions local and abroad. For more information please call 352/493-4627 ext. 1 or email oce@fumcchieand.come next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. Apr. 13 at 6 PM. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6 PM at 214 East Park Avenue. Chieand City Hall & Maintenance is CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. City Hall is open Mon. through urs. from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. Utility payments can be dropped in the box. e Chieand Crochet Club meets every second Monday of the month at the Luther Callaway Public Library at 5 PM. If you are interested in crochet and needlework you are welcome to join us.e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon., Apr. 13 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.CITRUS COUNTY“Steel Magnolias” at Lecanto Wings Education Center Apr. 6Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast’s Monthly Movie Matinee feature at the Wings Education Center in Lecanto is “Steel Magnolias. It will be presented at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Ap. 6, at 3280 W. Audubon Park Path, with discussion following the movie. Monthly Movie Matinees are open to the public. For reservations, contact Jonathan Beard at 352-5272020 or 866-642-0962.DUNNELLONAnnual Boomtown Days April 18Sat., Apr. 18 from 10AM until 4PM the Rainbow Springs Fine Art Association will feature some of the various mediums of their ne art during the Annual Boomtown Days event. Boomtown Days in beautiful historic Dunnellon is presented by the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon. If you would like more information to participate please email GAINESVILLENROTC’s Fallen Hero’s 5K Apr. 11e big race is Apr. 11! Are you signed up to run in honor of our brave fallen military members? Register today and join us for a beautiful morning of remembrance, community and support. e morning will kick o with on-site registration at 8AM. e race begins at 9AM with Gator Dominoes, prizes and awards will be awaiting you at the nish line. To register, search “Fallen Heroes 5K” on So grab your sneakers and meet us at UF Commuter Lot on Apr. 11!OCALAViolets Take the Oscars in Ocala Apr. 10-11e African Violet Club of Ocala will present Violets Take the Oscars Apr. 10-11 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Reception Hall, 2232 NW Jacksonville Road, Ocala with a Juried show and free admission. Plants sale is open to the public Fri. Apr. 10 from 11 AM to 5 PM and Sat. Apr. 11 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Lots of varieties from miniatures to trailers to plants measuring over a foot in diameter. Lots of varieties and some hybrids not sold locally. For more info: Carolee Carter at 352/237-3308; 352/342-0363; caroleeviolets@gmail.comOcala Civic Theatre presents A Tribute to the USO Apr. 25-26A Tribute to the USO, a variety concert to benet Ocala Civic eatre, will be live on stage April 25-26, 2015 at Ocala Civic eatre. For additional information, call executive director Mary Britt at (352) 236-2851, ext. 104.OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Town Council Meeting Apr. 20e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon. Apr. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. For more information please call 352/486-4766.WILLISTONRelay For Life Easter Egg Hunt Apr. 4Monterey Boats will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at the Heritage Park in Williston. is event will begin at 8:15AM. All proceeds will benet the American Cancer Society.North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY MARCH 25, 2015#1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 390.00 400.00 395.00 200-249 lb 375.00 390.00 383.00 250-299 lb 355.00 370.00 364.00 300-349 lb 340.00 355.00 345.00 350-399 lb 300.00 330.00 319.00 400-449 lb 280.00 310.00 292.78 450-499 lb 255.00 260.00 256.00 500-549 lb 225.00 250.00 236.25 550-599 lb 150.00 155.00 151.67 600-649 lb 205.00 205.00 205.00 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 350.00 390.00 364.29 200-249 lb 330.00 375.00 351.88 250-299 lb 310.00 355.00 335.00 300-349 lb 310.00 340.00 326.25 350-399 lb 245.00 300.00 285.75 400-449 lb 220.00 280.00 248.89 450-499 lb 215.00 255.00 240.00 500-549 lb 180.00 225.00 212.14 550-599 lb 80.00 150.00 123.00 600-649 lb 147.50 205.00 176.25 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 345.00 350.00 347.50 200-249 lb 350.00 355.00 352.00 250-299 lb 315.00 365.00 336.25 300-349 lb 322.50 325.00 322.86 350-399 lb 305.00 320.00 310.00 400449 lb 240.00 260.00 251.67 450499 lb 200.00 202.50 201.25 500-549 lb 220.00 227.50 223.75 550-599 lb 195.00 200.00 197.50 600-649 lb 172.50 225.00 198.75 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 345.00 345.00 345.00 200-249 lb 310.00 350.00 329.38 250-2.99 lb 280.00 315.00 299.38 300-349 lb 275.00 32.2.50 314.04 350-399 lb 200.00 305.00 261 .07 400-449 lb 210.00 240.00 230.00 450-499 lb 197.50 200.00 199.17 500-549 lb 142.50 220.00 180.63 550-599 lb 130.00 195.00 170.00 600-649 lb 129.00 172.50 150.75 COWS 800-1000 lb 108.00 245.00 140.16 1000-1200 lb 111.00 190.00 122.95 1200-1400 lb 108.00 182.50 117.53 1400-1600 lb 110.00 119.00 114.41 1600-1800 lb 114.00 119.00 115.00 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 118.00 134.00 127.00 1200-1400 lb 126.00 129.00 127.50 1400-1600 lb 135.00 150.00 141.20 1600-1800 lb 116.00 137.00 126.50 1800-2000 lb 144.00 154.00 148.67 PAIRS 1300.00 2350.00 1850.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 662 We had a good run of cattle again this week. Slaughter bulls remained fairly steady but slaughter cows were $1-2 Cheaper. Calves were fairly steady all the way across the board. We had some nice replacement cows this week and they sold really well. Marci Oehler topped the slaughter bull market this week with $154.00 bought by Central Beef. Five customers tired for the top slaughter cow price this week at $119.00. Boyd Brothers sold the highest price replacement cow at $245.00 bought by Reynolds Cattle Company. Richard Androlevich sold the highest price replacement bull at $142.50 bought by JK Farms. James Bell sold the high price pair this week at $2350.00 bought by Frank Smith. e high price yearlings went to Reynolds Cattle Company at $400.00 Sold by Susan Owens and Mitchell Morgan. 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@att. net. You can watch our cattle sale live every week at www. continued to page 3B


Around the Nature Coast Levy County BoCC Apr. 7e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Apr. 7 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.WW II Vets and Proud of It Meeting Apr. 9Our group of WW VETS and Proud of IT will meet Apr. 9, at Ada Blue Caf in Cedar Key, FL. at 11AM. Please attend, bring your care giver, spouse or a friend. Ada Blue is located just as you cross the bridge--Sunset Isle trailer park is behind the restaurant. If you have any questions please contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.Levy County Fair Apr. 9 -12e Fair will have a great midway with lots of food and craft vendors. e fair includes livestock and equestrian shows plus creative arts competitions. Entertainment includes karaoke, gospel music and the Miss Levy County Fair pageant. For more information please call 352/528-2516.Commonly referred to as the roughest, wildest, most challenging canoe race in America! e race takes place on Florida`s famous Waccasassa River and brings you through the heart of Florida`s back country. Sightings of deer, wild boar, alligators, and all types of snakes are a frequent occurrence for race contestants. Come and be a part of the ultimate test of endurance while enjoying good, old-fashioned country fun and fellowship. For more information please email info@ wildhogcanoerace.comBronson 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? If you do, come see SHINE at the sites below. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. Wed., Apr. 8 10:00 AM-Noon Yankeetown Public Library Wed., Apr. 15 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.Community Calendar continued from page 2B 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 CountyWilliston City Council Meeting Apr. 7 e next regular City Council meeting is Tues., Apr. 7 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.Senior Day Apr. 15A bus will be leaving for the Senior Day in Tallahassee from the Williston Winn Dixie parking lot at 7:00AM on Apr. 15. A Florida Senior Day Town Hall Meeting will be held from 10:00Am to 11:30AM. Senior questions will be answered by the Department of Elder Aairs and state and aging network leaders. For more information please call 352/528-5024.YANKEETOWN-INGLISCommunity Round Table Meeting Apr. 11Commissioner 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.Request For Book Donations – A.F. Knotts Public Librarye Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library are gearing up for our Spring Book Sale. We are looking for book donations of gently handled hardcover books to add to our sale inventory. You may drop your donations at the library at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown, FL. e Spring Book Sale begins Sat., Apr. 11, 9 AM to 1 PM at the library and will continue through the following Saturday during library hours – Tues 3 PM-8 PM; Weds & urs 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturday 9 AM-1 PM. Visit our website at for more information. Inglis Council Meeting Apr. 14e Town of Inglis’ next regular Commission meeting will be on Apr. 14 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.4th Annual Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature Coast Challenge Apr. 18e 4th Annual Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature Coast Challenge–A Catch, Photo, Release Fishing Tournament will be held Sat. April 18at 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. 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.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: 352/4472057 BRONSON RESTAURANT310 Dock Street, Cedar Key352-543-5738157 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson352-486-3880Open 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Everyday 1/4 mi. N of Wal-Mart on 352-490-4906 NOW OPEN — 352-463-7771Hrs.: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 Days a Week Easter Dinner FeastBring the family out for a delicious home cooked Easter meal. Bring your family out for delicious food and waterfront dining.Glazed Baked Ham Turkey and Dressing Roast Beef Southern Fried Chicken Homemade Mashed Potatoes Zipper Peas Mustard Greens Macaroni and Cheese Steamed Rice Squash Casserole Green Bean Casserole Cole Slaw Potato Salad Peach Cobbler Strawberry Shortcake Banana PuddingBring your family out for a delicious steak and seafood dinner. 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 Wesley, John, Mike and Debbie Central Florida Electric Cooperative recently sent six local students to the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Tallahassee, Fla. e students visited several places in our state capital where legislation happens and high-level decisions are made, such as the chambers of the House of Representatives and other oces within the Capitol. ey also visited the Supreme Court and the Challenger Learning Center. Whitney McQueen, CFEC Communication Specialist, served as a chaperon for the students during the tour and was encouraged by the experiences and interactions she had with the students. “ese students are striving to learn, lead, grow and challenge themselves through every experience,” McQueen said. “It reminded me that there is great hope for the future of our communities and country because of our youth. Students attending the tour were as follows: Clayton Lott, Bronson High School; Cale McCall, Dixie County High School; Dakota Horlocker, Chieand High School; Kaylyn Miller, Bronson High School; Logan Beck, Chieand High School; and Madison Mower, Trenton High School. From those six students, three students were selected to attend the Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. with more than 1,500 students from across the nation. ose students were Clayton Lott, Cale McCall and Dakota Horlocker. Congratulations to all of these students on your eorts to learn more about how you can be a future leader in our communities. Youth on Tour! Representing Central Florida Electric Cooperative on the Youth Tour were students as follows (from left): Clayton Lott, Kaylyn Miller, Madison Mower, Cale McCall, Dakota Horlocker and Logan Beck. Standing in front of the Florida State Capitol building are six outstanding juniors from high school in the CFEC service area. Six area youth visit the Chambers of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Tallahassee.


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 CalendarSt. Alban’s Episcopal Church Schedule for Holy WeekSt. Alban’s Episcopal Church invites you to join us for Holy Week Services approximately 4 miles north of WalMart on the west side of RT 19. Palm Sunday, March 29 8 AM and at 10:30 AM. Maundy ursday, April 2 with optional foot washing and striping the Altar at 6 pm. Good Friday, Apr. 3 noon service with Stations of the Cross and another service at 6 pm. Easter Day Apr. 5 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM with a brunch and Easter egg hunt after the 10:30 service. All are welcome.Easter Service at Lighthouse Word Church Apr. 5Lighthouse Word Church would like to invite everyone to a special Multi Media Easter Service entitled, “Unstoppable,” on Sunday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. We will be serving a wonderful Easter Breakfast beginning at 9:15 a.m., featuring homemade breakfast casseroles, quiches, pastries, fresh fruit, juice and coee. ere will be Children’s and Toddlers classes and a nursery at 10:30 a.m. also. Please join us for this special celebration!Good Shepherd Lutheran Easter ServicesGood Shepherd Lutheran Church will have services on Maundy ursday at 11 a.m. and Good Friday at 11 a.m. We will have 2 services on Easter Sunday Apr. 5 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with breakfast at 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Please come and celebrate with us and join in the fellowship of our Risen Lord.Celebrate “Resurrection Sunday” at Morriston Baptist ChurchMorriston Baptist Church invites the community to participate in an array of activities leading up to “Resurrection Sunday,” April 5. Passover Seder on Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. is a “teaching Seder” to enable participants to learn the history, symbolism and relevancy of this important Jewish ordinance for today’s Christian. Please RSVP to 528-4080 by Wednesday, April 1. Family EGGstravaganza will be held rain or shine Sat., Apr. 4 at 10 a.m. Light refreshments and lots of fun and games for kids toddler through 5th grade. Children should bring a basket. Outdoor Sunrise Service Sunday, April 5 at 7 a.m. at the church at County Road 326 and Highway 41 in Morriston followed by a community-wide country breakfast. Worship Service at 9 a.m. with music by the Adult Choir and Praise Band and Bro. Keith Stewart’s sermon of “Power of the Cross.” Nursery provided and Children’s Church. For more information: 528-4080 or visit www. UMC Thrift Shop Now Opene Bronson United Methodist Church rift Shop is now open and invites you to come by and see what we have on every Fri. & Sat. from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ere is a featured item(s) each week, and rst Fri. $1/bag clothing sale, along with lots of nice things including chairs, small furniture, books, baskets and even free items. Located in building in back of church at 235 Court St. in Bronson, just follow signs. To donate: come by Wed. from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – or – Fri/Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions? Call 352/4862281 and leave message.Ft. Fanning Easter Sunrise Service Apr. 5Fort Fanning Park will be the site of an Easter Sunrise Service on Sun. Apr. 5 at 7 a.m. hosted by several area churches including Fanning Springs Community Church, Joppa Baptist Church and Priscilla Baptist Church. is is a free event and open to the public with music and a message.FRED C. WESTJuly 16, 1950 – March 14, 2015 Fred C West of High Springs, Florida passed away suddenly in Titusville, Florida on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Fred was born in Schenectady, New York on July 16, 1950 to Fred and Catherine West. Fred was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Mark West. He is survived by his forever wife and soulmate, Jackie M West; two lovely daughters, Sarah Sapp and Kristen Langford and his son-in-law Todd Langford and his grandsons, Jayden Langford and Jace McCullers, all of High Springs; his brother Mike West and his family, all of New York; and a multitude of family and friends that loved and admired him dearly. A Celebration of Life for Fred with family and friends is being held at his home in High Springs, Florida at 2:00 pm on April 4, 2015. Please call if you need the address. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chieand, FL 32626; 352/4934777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.comMARY MCLEOD STEWARTMary McLeod Stewart of Chieand, Florida passed away at the age of 85 on Friday, March 20, 2015. Mrs. Stewart was born in Cedar Key, but had lived in the Chieand area for over 30 years after moving here from Baker County, Fla. Mrs. Stewart was of the Episcopal Faith, and was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years H. Donald Stewart, a son Craig T. Stewart, and her daughters Mary Donna Lindsey and Karen Sue Stewart. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her son Malcolm V. Stewart (Dianna) of Sanderson, Fla.; a sister Wynelle Golden (Clayton) of Railegh, North Carolina; and two grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chieand, FL 32626; 352/4934777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.comERNEST EDWARD EDMONDSMay 15, 1938 – March 24, 2015 Mr. Ernest Edward Edmonds of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 76 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mr. Edmonds was born on May 15, 1938 in Dixie County, Florida. He worked for 25 years for the Town of Cedar Key. He also built Bird Dog Boats, hung shing nets and was a saltwater sherman. He enjoyed hunting, shing, riding in the woods, tinkering with lawn mowers, in his younger years playing pool, and spending time with his family. He was certainly one of a kind and will be missed very much by his family and friends. Mr. Edmonds is survived by son, Timmy Wayne (Donna) Edmonds of Fanning Springs; step-daughter, Angie (Steven) Unanswered Prayers, Thanks for Nothing “It’s BIG alright,” my wife gulped. It was her attempt to nd common ground with the real estate lady. But I knew all too well Angie didn’t really want to be wearing that smile. Sure enough, as soon as the agent turned her back, that smile molded into a glare directed at me. I deserved it. Even the real estate lady didn’t seem too thrilled about driving way out here at my behest just to view this eye sore. Next the agent led us out onto the back deck where she tried to spin a dilapidated pier on a dried up lake into a stunning view. “Be careful near that rail,” she warned, “Wouldn’t want you to fall over.” She stomped her high heel. “e ooring still seems good though.” Unfortunately, the stomp awakened a nest of wasps, and we all had to make a mad dash back inside. e lady’s same heel caught on some peeling linoleum as we did and it sent her sprawling across the oormost un-lady like. Scrambling to her feet she quickly gathered her books and what was left of her composure. “Well,” she managed, “I think I’ll give you two a chance to look around. I’ll be in my car.” As she wobbled o I shrugged, “Now Angie, this house has more square feet for the money than any other house in the listings. It’s just a xer upper.” She cocked her head, “A xer upper? e grass is four feet tall out there.” She inched into the living room like she might be expecting to nd a family of bears hibernating. “I do like this crown molding though,” She admitted, “and that rock replace.” It was crazy. For every negative the old place did oer some hint of redemption. It was huge, and the expandable area upstairs was large enough to land a crop duster. e lot itself might’ve been beautiful before the lake dried up and they started dumping old tires in it. Finding our original trail through the front yard we nally came out at the road, where the agent lady rolled down her window about an inch. “What’d you think?” she asked. “It’s big,” Angie smiled. It’s always been hard for me to walk away from a scrap heap. Growing up monetarily challenged, you just sort of become conditioned to the fact any diamonds you nd will probably need a little polishing. I reckon I cut my teeth pestering pawn shops, eecing ea markets, and grazing garage sales. Even as we drove back towards the paved roads I couldn’t help picturing the possibilities for that old house. It was within our budget, and all I’d have to do is learn some light carpentry, roong, dry wall, and electrical skills. We’d be ready to move in within a couple of months. e next day I began to pray earnestly God would give us the place. I even tried to persuade Angie to stay with me if I made an oer on it. When I was convinced she might, I called the real estate lady. No answer. I called again, no answer. None of my messages were being returned. I was getting really upset, until I ran into an old friend and told him about the place. He looked at me like I was stupid. “Dude,” he said, “at’s like the worst drug neighborhood in the state. ey call it crack alley.” He went on to describe it with a little too much detail. “Wow,” I admitted, “I was about to move my family there.” You know sometimes I hear people complaining they think their prayers weren’t answered. en I hear others gossiping about how it was because they didn’t have enough faith. I think it can all get a little silly. What if their prayers just got answered according to Romans 8:28? (And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV) I don’t know about you, but the more I grow in the Lord, the more I’m glad that sometimes my prayers don’t get answered. If they did I would’ve gotten divorced and re-married at least ten times in the sixth grade! How would you like to live in ‘e World According to Guy’? I don’t even think I would. Besides, when my children gripe about my answer to a request it really doesn’t lead me to think they are having faith in me as a dad. I can imagine how our heavenly Father must feel. Of all people, shouldn’t we trust He knows best? Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying don’t pray. I’m saying pray harder, and listen longer. Determine to study the Bible and learn how to pray according to God’s will for your situation. Jesus prayed, (“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suering away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine.” Luke 22:42 NLT) Once you hear from God. believe for it with all your heart. But anyway If you’re that real estate lady, I’d just like to say it was terribly rude of you not to return my calls. Oh, and thanks!Guy Sheeld r fnt bb nr b fntr rrfntbnwww.fghconline.comntt rrt nnnt continued on page 6B


5B NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 5208-09 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE THE PROPERTY: SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 14 SOUTH, RANGE 13 EAST: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION COMMON TO SECTIONS 3, THE NORTHERLY LINE OF THENCE RUN S. 89 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF A 50 FOOT FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. MARCH 2015. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Pub.: Mar 12, 2015, Mar 19, 2015. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 724-09 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE THE PROPERTY: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY NAME(S) IN WHICH SCHLOSSER Florida. to the highest bidder in the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. MARCH 2015. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Pub.: Mar 12, 2015, Mar 19, 2015. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 1057-12 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE COLL ASSN RMCTL2013, RMC TAX LIEN INVESTMENT THE PROPERTY: THE N 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 12 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, EXCEPT THE WEST 25 FEET EASEMENT AS SET FORTH O.R. BOOK 170, PAGE 267, NAME(S) IN WHICH Florida. to the highest bidder in the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. MARCH 2015. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Pub.: Mar 12, 2015, Mar 19, 2015. ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4544-12 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE COLL ASSN RMCTL2013, RMC TAX LIEN INVESTMENT THE PROPERTY: LOT 16, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 7, NAME(S) IN WHICH BELFORT, EMILIE BELFORT ET AL, CARLINE BELFORTLYTTLE Florida. to the highest bidder in the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. MARCH 2015. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Pub.: Mar 12, 2015, Mar 19, 2015. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2014 CA 000036 ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final dated 24 November, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2014 Bank, FSB, is the Plaintiff and 14, 2006, United States Of And Against The Herein named Alive, Whether Said Unknown Grantees, Or Other Claimants Court will sell to the highest and BOCC Meeting Room of the S. Court St., Bronson, Florida BRONZE SUN ACRES, SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 11 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, MORE PARTICULARLY COMMENCING AT THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 11 EAST ALONG THE WEST WEST, 605.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR THE FOLLOWING POINT OF BEGINNING 295 FEET TO THE POINT WEST 25 FEET THEREOF. ALL BEING IN LEVY ARCHER, FL 32618 sale. /s/ Kari Martin Kari Martin, Esq. FL Bar # 92862 Albertelli Law (813) 221-4743 Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY Case No. 2014 CA 000455 U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF8 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST Plaintiff, vs. and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, through, under or against that NOTICE OF SALE LOT 2, ANNEX HEIGHTS, MAP OR PLAT THEREOF BOOK 6, PAGE 72, PUBLIC 938 NW 7th Street Williston, FL 32696 18023-000-00 Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS CLAIM WITH THE CLERK AFTER THE SALE. 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A. ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE 6255 East Fowler Avenue Florida Bar #861472 813/980-6302 955-8771. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY CASE NO. 2014 CA 000226 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. PRESERVE HOMEOWNERS UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SPOUSE OF MARTHA LUZ LOAIZA, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in Civil Case No. 2014 CA Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL. 32621 in 11 South, Range 16 East, of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Winding River Preserve` that lies along NE Asbell Creek with and 47.00 feet West of the Beginning. easement for ingress, egress of land: to the Point of Beginning for East of the East line of NE 1/4 Winding River Preserve` that lies along NE Asbell Creek Road, and the Terminus Point of this East line. the Point of Beginning for the a line having a bearing of N Point of this East line. sale. 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY:/s/ LaQuanda Latson MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, 110 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) (800) 955-8770. Pub.: Mar. 19, 26, 2015. ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014 CA 000489 Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR ALIVE, WHETHER MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in to the highest and best bidder Courthouse at 355 S. Court St., 2015 at 11:00 a.m. the following LOT 12, BLOCK 33, IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 63, OF LEVY COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2008 MOBILE HOME SERIAL# SERIAL# GAHA1002181B 11448 NE 66TH LN, WILLISTON, FL 32696 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS AFTER THE SALE. hearing and require an ASL (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT LaQuanda Latson ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 644-8704 --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 38-2014-CA-000217 PENNYMAC CORP. Plaintiff, v. LEGAL NOTICES


6B LEGAL NOTICESUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, OR ALIVE, WHETHER MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Civil Case No. 38-2014-CACourt will sell to the highest Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621, Florida Statutes, relative to the to wit: Florida. owner as of the date of the Lis AMERICANS WITH 711. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT LaQuanda Latson Pub.: Mar. 19, 26, 2015. ---------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 38-2015-CP-000009 IN RE: ESTATE OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Bronson, FL 32621. The names set forth below. THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. SET FORTH IN SECTION TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE Bronson, FL 32621 ASSOCIATES for the Firm Florida Bar Number: 0083119 2815 NW 13th Street, Suite 305 Gainesville, FL 32609-2865 E-Mail: lauren@knellingerlaw. --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA File Number: 38-2015-CP000061 IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY LOUISE SIMPSON, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of NANCY LOUISE Number 38-2015-CP-000061 is is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621. The name and address of the THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. SECTION 733.702 OF THE TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE /s/ Elizabeth Knife 4245 SR 48 West Milton, Ohio 45383 ---------------IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY IN PROBATE FILE NO: 38-2015-CP000039 IN RE: ESTATE OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the number is XXX-XX-XXXX, File Number 38-2015-CPStreet, Bronson, FL. The names forth below. WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE /s/ Elizabeth A. Krahmer 4474 Long Lake Road Melbourne, FL 32934 /s/ Michael E. Dean, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0115584 230 NE 25 Avenue Suite 300 (352) 387-8700 --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2015-CP-000050 IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL THOMAS WATERS NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL THOMAS 610, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the rfn tntb frrrtrnrrf nrrnb rrfnnn nnfbrn ffnrftrfn b rtnnr rfrnrb trbrffnfntnb ntb tbnnr Lock of Bell, Fla.; grandsons, Jeremy and Kyle Edmonds and Brian and Steven Groo; three great-grandchildren; brothers: Lenton (Willard) Edmonds of Old Town, Gary (elma) Edmonds of Old Town, Marvin (Lisa) Edmonds of Cross City, Cecil (Rosemary) Pinner of Defuniak Springs, Florida and Charles (Diane) Pinner of Cross City; sisters: Catherine (Billy) Davis of Old Town, Marvine (Wayne) Gothard of Cross City, Bertha Pinner (Tom) Burns of Steinhatchee, Bett Pinner Beckham of Cross City, Joyce Pinner (Ernie) Sease of Cross City and Carol Long Cline of Cross City; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Butler Cemetery with Bro. Lenton Edmonds ociating. A visitation was held at the cemetery one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.JOYCE SUE HOOVERJoyce Sue Hoover, beloved mother, grandmother and sister was placed into an elite protection agency called Heaven on March 26, 2015. Upon arrival in Heaven a welcoming party commenced which included her mother and father (Roy and Tressie Dodd) her brother (Glenn Dodd), sister (Garnet Wilson), Aunt (Laura Hunt) and Actor John Wayne (she was his number one fan) and many other family and friends. We were supposed to mention that her beloved dog Benji was also there to welcome her in Heaven, but that dog was so mean, we are not sure he was able to be present ...if you catch our drift. Joyce grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, and was blessed to have three of her siblings still alive and well: James (Linda Dodd) from St. Augustine, Barbara Stewart, Gainesville, and Jane (Buck) Mooney, Liberty West Virginia. In 1958 she met and married James Hoover. Together they had ve children: (Barbara (James) Joiner, Michael (Sandee) Hoover, Joyce Ann Binion, Dot (Gerald) Hunt and Rita Hoover. Joyce successfully survived the raising of ve children and moved to Florida in 1977. While they do not give medals for surviving the angst of ve teenagers, they probably should. Joyce enjoyed reading, shing, camping, peanut butter and pickle sandwiches and Jim Beam. (Not necessarily in that order or together). She was an avid gardener. She particularly loved yellow roses, which were her favorite. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, and she would begin to plan her holiday dcor in the late fall. Joyce was also a bit of a troublemaker and prankster. She was a joy to be around and her wit and wisdom will live on for generations. She was always thankful for her family and her friends and was a supportive and loving condent. We will miss her terribly, but know she is only a prayer away. While battling the nefarious foe named cancer, God placed angels by her side to help care for her. ose angels include the doctors and nurses at Davis Cancer Center in Gainesville Fla., Melissa Sue Ealum, (Old Town) and Laura Futch (Cross City). We will always consider you family. In the event that this obituary failed to mention someone by name, please note that it did not mean she loved you any less, it simply means that the author was very tired. In lieu of owers (though yellow roses were her favorite) we ask that you bestow a kindness to someone else in her memory. Visitation and Funeral services were held at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston WV with burial at Jim Hunt Cemetery in Poca Fork WV. STEPHEN DANIEL DESIRANTFebruary 14, 1970 – March 27, 2015 Mr. Stephen Daniel Desirant, 45, of Steinhatchee, Florida passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Mr. DeSirant was born on February 14, 1970 in Lee County, Florida to Ronald and Donna DeSirant. He came to Old Town in 1985, then moving to Steinhatchee in 2014. He worked as a carpenter, building homes. Mr. DeSirant enjoyed shing, sailing, drawing, playing the guitar and singing. He attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by his companion Peggy Braswell of Steinhatchee; daughters: Katrina (Daniel) Smoot of Arcadia, Amanda (Jason) Ward of Fanning Springs, Rebecca (Myles) Jackson of Old Town, Corina DeSirant of Chieand, Shonda Braswell of Gainesville and Crystal Braswell of Miami; 14 grandchildren; parents Ronald Nelson DeSirant and Donna DeSirant (James) Schuler of Old Town.; brothers, Billy Barlowe Jr. of Arcadia and Jadon Schuler of Old Town; sisters, Juanita DeSirant and Stormy Schuler, both of Old Town. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Old McCrabb Cemetery, graveside in Old Town, Florida with Rev. Dennis Nobles ociating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.LOUISE BROOKS BREEDENAugust 28, 1928 – March 28, 2015 Louise Brooks Breeden passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Haven Hospice, Gainesville, Florida after a short illness. Louise was born August 28, 1928 to Robert L. and Ada Gornto Brooks in Montbrook, Florida. Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James Everett Breeden, Sr.; and her six siblings—Robert Brooks Jr., Eugenia Fernandez, William Brooks, Joseph Brooks, Oliver Brooks and Nellie Vause. She is survived by her son, Jimmy (Leisa) Breeden, Jr., and her daughter, Charlene (Larry) Couvillon; her six grandchildren: Ashley (Robby) Clemenzi, Lana (Blake) Fugate, Marc (Dinorah) Couvillon, Jeb (Erin) Breeden, Katie Couvillon, Chetley (Nellie) Breeden and nine great grandchildren: Trace, Breeden, Estella Jo, Ford, Chaney, Soa, Rosalie, Eliza, Everley.Louise was a 1945 Valedictorian graduate of Williston High School. She was married in 1947 to her husband in Valdosta, Georgia She had a longstanding career at Perkins State Bank, Williston, Fla. beginning at the age of 15 and retiring fty years later in 1993 as Vice-President. Ms. Breeden remained serving as a member of the Board of Directors for 15 years following her retirement. Louise, (Meme’s), greatest joy came from spending time with her children, grandchildren and the absolute joys of her life, her great grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Williston, Fla. Services were held on Tuesday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Williston with Reverend Jason Owenby ociating. Interment followed in Plummer Cemetery. e family accepts oral arrangements or donations to Haven Hospice in memory of their loved one. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, Williston, FL, 32696. Please sign the guestbook at Obituaries continued from page 4B


7B Across1. Guiding light 9. Worked one’s way subtly and gradually 15. Type of swimsuit (hyphenated) 16. Tom, Dick or Harry 17. Four-wheeled, horsedrawn vehicle drivers 18. Palace gures 19. “-zoic” things 20. Greek lager beer 22. “Aladdin” prince 23. “Baloney!” 24. A little lamb 25. Ticket info, maybe 26. Knocked o, in a way 28. Acute 29. Taste, e.g. 30. Grassland 31. Embitters 33. Make quieter (var. spelling) 35. “at hurt!” 36. Charles ___, Am. aviator 39. Churchyard tree in “Romeo and Juliet” 42. Scalawag 43. Unload, as stock 44. Big loser’s nickname? 46. Em, to Dorothy 47. Fastidious 48. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir. 49. Away 50. Appetizer 52. “O, gie me the ___ that has acres o’ charms”: Burns 53. ___ McGee and Molly 55. Mexican Americans 57. Type of roller skates 58. Dreary 59. Operatives 60. Invested with royal authority 1. ___ Boothe, played Lamar Wyatt on Nashville 2. Hot, in Vegas (3 wds) 3. Heir 4. Epic poetry 5. Anger, e.g. 6. Abound 7. Glassy thermoplastic (2 wds) 8. Do museum work 9. Part of a train 10. ___ probandi 11. Scandinavian shag rug 12. Glacier debris 13. Innite 14. Covet 21. Designating a pictographic script 25. Moon of Saturn 27. Hard, dark brown wood used for furniture 28. Slap on 29. Amniotic ___ 32. Inlaid furniture decoration 34. “___ to Billie Joe” 36. Making quieter (var. spelling) 37. Base 38. Puts into appropriate form for publication 40. Wife of Franklin Roosevelt 41. Sweetly charming 42. Basket material 45. Made disorderly or soiled 47. Shipping weights 50. Copper 51. Cork’s country 52. Bringing up the rear 54. Coal container 56. Porcino Crossword Puzzlee answers for this week’s crossword puzzle are on page 7A. Down JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County email advertising@ LEGAL NOTICES THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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8B Apples and Spice Pork Chops4 boneless pork chops from to 1 inch thick 1 Tablespoon our teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon powdered sage teaspoon ground allspice teaspoon ground thyme 1 teaspoon salt 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, slice very thin 2 medium red (or sweet) apples (No apples? Use canned apple pie lling) cup applesauce 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar cup water (if needed to thin sauce) Mix together the our and all 5 listed spices and the salt. Pat 1 Tablespoon of mixture onto each side of the chops. Put 2 Tablespoons olive oil in large skillet and brown pork chops on both sides. Remove from skillet and add sliced onions. Add remaining tablespoon of oil if needed. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are limp on medium heat. Add the apples, brown sugar and applesauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes; stirring constantly. Add the cup of water if needed to thin sauce. Return pork chops to skillet, cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes (do not overcook). Plate by adding sauce and apples to top of pork chops.Crock Pot Cheesecake3 (8oz.) packages of cream cheese, room temperature 3 eggs, room temperature cup sugar 6 Graham Crackers – full pieces, pulverized into crumbs (my choice is 40 Vanilla Wafers) 3 Tablespoons butter, melted Allow cream cheese and eggs to get to room temperature. Place cream cheese in large bowl. Add sugar. Mix until sugar and cream cheese are well blended. Add the 3 eggs one at a time. Blending after each egg addition. In a separate bowl, add graham cracker (vanilla wafer) crumbs and melted butter. Mix with fork until crackers/wafers are well moistened. Choose a pan or small crock type cooking pan that will t in the bottom of your crock pot with room left on the side. You must be able to pull the pan out without too much diculty. Using a smaller crock pot insert works well. Add the graham cracker (vanilla wafer) crumbs mixture to the bottom of the pan. With a spoon, pat the graham crackers/ wafers out until you have a smooth layer. Add the cream cheese mixture to the top of the crust mixture. Add 2 to 3 cups water to the bottom of the crock-pot (approx. 3-4 inches to the side of the cheesecake pot). You need enough to last 2 hours but not too much that it will get in your pan. Place the cheesecake pan in the crockpot and place the lid of the crock-pot on. Cook on high for 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes or until the center does not have a watery consistency when you stick a knife into it and knife comes out clean. e cheesecake will begin to crack on the sides. Let cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour inside the crock pot with lid o. Remove and let set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. To serve, run a spatula around the sides of the cheesecake pot. Flip onto a plate, then reip – right side up – onto serving dish.Penny’sRecipes DIY TIP of the WeekLittle One’s Bumps Keep a bottle of Witch Hazel on hand along with a package of cosmetic pads. When your little one falls and bumps their head, soak a cosmetic pad with Witch Hazel and place it on the bump. It will take the swelling down and help prevent bruising. Witch Hazel is located on the rst aid aisle usually near the rubbing alcohol. e Annual March of Dimes Walk-A-on for babies who are born too early and too small was recently held at Chieand Elementary School. Over $3,000 was raised to help with research and medication for premature babies. Participation in this event helps foster volunteerism in the youth of our community and greatly benets the babies in need. Congratulations to all the student volunteers and participants for a job well done.Showing o the recognition awards for volunteering for March of Dimes from left to right are: CES Principal Angel H. Thomas; 1st place Eliangely Rodriguez of Mr. Allen’s class who raised $161.37; 2nd place Waylon Mitchell of Mrs. McElroy’s class with $155 raised; and tying for 3rd place are Emma Sturn of Mrs. Langford’s class and Bryanna O’Steen of Mrs. Parnell’s class both raising $105 each; and Site Coordinator Coach Robin Hardee. Photo by Debra Manannsala.Chieand Elementary Volunteers Raise $3,000 on Walk for March of DimesBy Lisa Statham Posteraro e call to volunteerism for some Williston ladies began over 40 years ago with the creation of the Stitch ‘n’ Stir organization, originally part of the University of Florida Extension Service. Besides focusing on sewing and cooking, the original members of the group welcomed all the newcomers to Williston and made them feel at home. “Meeting people [was a big factor],” said Irene Gilreath. “I enjoyed the extension agent speaking and demonstrating at each meeting, the special sewing classes, county and state meetings. New residents of Levy County were always welcomed. I went in as a younger woman, and it was so nice to learn from the older ladies about sewing and cooking. I remember especially the September 1975 39th Annual Conference of the National Extension State meeting in Orlando,” recalled Gilreath. “Good friends multiplied and lasting friendships formed,” said one longtime member who joined in the mid-1980s after she and husband moved to Williston. “e city of Williston became ‘home away from home’ with the involvement in so many places and groups through Stitch ‘n’ Stir.” “I enjoyed all the years that I belonged,” said Eileen Nuce, “and was glad that I could meet all the people in our club and clubs in neighboring towns at the conferences, learning crafts to teach members at the camp in the Ocala [National] Forest and so much more.” Some of the many things the original Stitch ‘n’ Stir club did included making donations toward the renovation of the auditorium at Williston High School as well as to the Boy Scout camp; sewing handmade personal hygiene bags for abused women; purchasing appliances for White Rose Nursery; creating dolls, cremation bags, quilts, booties, and sweaters to Shands; making lap robes and dolls for the nursing home; and baskets of layettes for the pregnancy center. ey also set up an emergency fund for articles of clothing needed for school children. At Christmas each member would give an outt and gift to each of the needy children in the area. Holiday Hope received 100 dolls with hair and faces at Christmas each year, and “ouchie” dolls were created for children suering from a “hurt.” Member Evelyn Knapp recalled “all the quilt-making the Stitch ‘n’ Stir [club] did to help make money to renovate the high school auditorium. Coming from a large city, I appreciated the welcome and the friendliness of the members of Stitch ‘n’ Stir and still maintain those friendships. Over the years it has been one of the most satisfying educational experiences I ever had.” e club members were “comfortable to be with,” said Dolores Darpino. “We could talk about anything. [It was] interesting to be with people from dierent walks of life and dierent parts of the U.S.” In 2012 the ladies changed the name of their organization to the Williston Doll Ladies. And they continued to make dolls as part of the legacy left by the original Stitch ‘n’ Stir club, meeting twice a month at Catherine Staruk’s home. How did the group fund their endeavors? Much material was donated by friends and the area thrift shops. In addition, the ladies also held yearly yard sales or donated the wares needed to complete their projects. About 600 to 800 dolls were produced yearly. en one year the late Grace Day, who spent many winters in Williston, challenged the group to ramp it up! She stood over the cutters, clippers, turners, stuers, and side sewers until they did turn out over 1000 dolls that year! Since the group’s inception, over 14,000 dolls with jackets have been delivered! Why dolls? ese dolls were used for children facing various kinds of medical or emotional situations. Nurses or doctors would mark the areas on the dolls where shots were to be injected or where surgical incisions were to be made; this would be the “sad” side of the doll. When the procedure was completed and the patient was ready to return home, a “happy” face went on the reverse side and the doll’s jacket reversed. e dolls were also used as autograph dolls with faces and as happy/sad dolls so a child could explain what s/he was feeling at a particular time. “I wasn’t a member very long, but I’ve enjoyed sewing with the dollsmaking the shirts mostly,” said Elsie Neal. Magdalene Minor concurred. She enjoyed “the fellowship of the ladies I met. Working with the Doll Ladies[I] felt that we were accomplishing something important in helping the children, and I do like the feeling of accomplishment. And always the fellowship, conversation and lunch,” Minor added with a chuckle. e late Barbara Sapp was very active in the early days of the Stitch ‘n’ Stir club as were Patsy Fugate, Donna Phillips, Mary Brinn, Carol Yates, Emma Carpenter, Edith Hall, Lola Matsko and Ruth Dorey. Sometimes ladies such as Phyllis McCoy Grin, though not members, would make parts for the dolls to donate to the group. Other doll makers over the past 22 years included Carolyn Baker Agazarm and her mother Mrs. G. W. Baker (who participated until her death at 104!), Liz Buckley, Hazel Rogers, Jean Stowell, Jeanne Kaminski, June Bacorn, Florence Johnson, Marion Hanson, Dot Terrill, Mickey Hughes, Marie Hewitt, Jackie MacCallister, Betty West, Jane Lintjer, Margaret Houfek, Lila Munn, Mary Ralls, Dot McLeod, Jenny Doran and Ethel Taubert. Over the last few years, Neal has taken the dolls to the Shriners Hospital for Children on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa. Recently, Jim and Lisa Posteraro drove Neal along with Staruk and Minor to deliver the last shipment of 200 dolls. Another bag of 45 dolls was given to the Meridian facility in Bronson. Member Gloria Furrow recalls how much she enjoyed her membership in Stitch ‘n’ Stir. “I only regret that it is not still available for young women to enjoy.” Now that the group has ocially disbanded, the remaining funds were donated to the Robert Philpot Agricultural Scholarship Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the American Heart Association and Haven Hospice in memory of Agazarm, an avidly enthusiastic member who recently passed away. ough the Bob Dylan lyric “the times they are a-changing” may reect what has happened as the Williston Doll Ladies disband, but member Ruth Brown most likely echoes the feelings of both past and present members. “I have wonderful memories of my time with the club and hope we can get together in the future.” [Catherine Staruk provided factual info and photos for this article.]Williston Doll Ladies ‘Retire’ After 40+ Years Standing behind a table piled with newly-sewn dolls are members of the former Stitch ‘n’ Stir club (later Williston Doll Ladies): Jenny Doran, Marie Hewitt, Jeanne Kaminski, Jean Stowell, Mickey Hughes, Jane Lintjer, Lila Munn and Cathy Staruk. The 1996 photo was taken at Staruk’s home, where the ladies gathered for years to create the dolls and other “labors of love.” Flanked by Shriner Stan Glantz, a volunteer at the Shriners Hospital in Tampa, and Shriner Jim Posteraro are three members of the Williston Doll Ladies: Magdalene Minor, Elsie Neal and Cathy Staruk. (Beside Posteraro is Tara Paustian, child life specialist with the hospital.) This delivery of 200 dolls was the nal one for the group which began its doll project over 40 years ago as the Stitch ‘n’ Stir club of Williston.

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