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By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterFormer Williston High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Robert Philpot will be remembered by the thousands of students he once knew as a brilliant teacher who instilled a love of learning in those he taught and inspired to achieve their potential. But the Williston City Council wants to create a permanent memorial to Philpot by naming a street for him. e council voted 4-0 Tuesday to adopt a resolution authorizing Council President Jason Cason to champion an eort to designate a portion of County Road 316, the road that will run past the future Williston Middle High School as Robert Philpot Avenue or Robert Philpot Way. â€œHow cool would it be for the high school By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Councilwoman Katie Bogart Parks was sworn into oce Monday at a council meeting where the board approved a new sidewalk project for Pine St. and briey discussed applicants for the public works director position. Parks was sworn in by County Judge James Browning. In other business, the council unanimously approved soliciting bids for construction of a four-foot wide sidewalk along Pine Street from U.S. 27A to School Street, a project that could cut deeply into the townâ€™s cash in the bank. Council members set aside $30,000 for the project in last yearâ€™s budget, but City Clerk Kelli Brettel reminded the council it has just $73,000 in cash deposits in the bank. e money would come from cash in the bank. â€œWeâ€™ll just cut a lot of the overtime down,â€ responded Councilman Beatrice Roberts, meaning the council could make up some of that money with less overtime for employees. e sidewalk has been on the cityâ€™s radar for a number of years and was approved as a project in 2014. Resident Elijah Williams prodded the council to move forward with the project. Pine Street has a large amount of foot trac. Pedestrians must walk on the street as it stands now. Parks wondered if the town could pave a small portion of the street between the old video store and Cameron Asbell Insurance as well as a 100 foot section of Picnic Street that wasnâ€™t By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterLevy County Commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that provides property tax exemptions for new and expanding businesses that create jobs. â€œI think this is huge for everyone in this room,â€ said Dave Pieklik, Levy County economic development director. Pieklik said the new ordinance is part of the tool kit the county can use to reward new and expanding businesses by giving them property tax breaks for creating jobs. Commissioners added a paragraph that said there will be no application fee, but applicants must pay for newspaper advertising and the cost of hiring consultants to review an application if that becomes necessary. While they were on the subject of rewarding new and expanding businesses with tax breaks, Pieklik oated another economic development idea that was an immediate hit with commissioners. Pieklik said he talked to the Putnam County vice president for economic development Williston Crash 2A Pot Eradication 5A WMS Honor Roll 6A Jobs 7A Bronson Sports 1B Horse Events 8Bcontinued to page 3A continued to page 3A continued to page 2A continued to page 2A continued to page 5ARepair of Aging Bronson Backhoe a Tangled Aair By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterA broken down backhoe belonging to the Town of Bronson is temporarily in limbo at a local businessmanâ€™s commercial repair shop as Councilman Bruce Greenlee tries to gure out what to do about the confusing set of circumstances that led to the machine being repaired. e backhoe was originally brought to the heavy equipment repair shop of Aaron Robinson by former Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford and one of his employees. Robinson was given instructions to repair the machine, but he said two days after he received the parts for the repairs, the town council decided to buy a new backhoe. e town has received the new backhoe. Greenlee has a dierent recollection. He said Dunford emailed him about the old backhoe being taken to Robinsonâ€™s shop. He said the cost of repairs was estimated at $8,000, so he contacted Robinson and told him not to do anything until he could talk to the town council about the possibility of buying a new backhoe. Greenlee said the town bought the new backhoe because it didnâ€™t want to x the old one, but after it came to his attention that the parts ordered by Robinson months ago had been By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterTwelve law enforcement ocers made a surprise raid on a Williston area sex oender group home on April 1 and arrested ve of the men, four of them for being in possession of cell phones or having Internet access on cell phones. e fth oender was arrested on a warrant. Details were not available about the nature of the warrant. e home, located at 21161 NE 35th St., is the same one that gave rise to a womanâ€™s complaint about having to live so close to sex oenders and a request by Sheri Bobby McCallum last October 21 for a county ordinance to govern where sex oenders and predators can live in unincorporated areas of the county. e ordinance has not been presented to the Levy County Commission for review and adoption. County Attorney Anne Bast Brown and county sta are continuing to map areas where Five Sex Oenders Arrested in Raid on Williston Area Home Kenneth Culver Ronnie L. Floyd William Paul Grin Leonard Levine Williams County Commission Claries Sheriâ€™s Oce Reimbursement PolicyBy Terry WittSenior Staff WriterSheri Bobby McCallum won Levy County Commission approval Tuesday to receive reimbursements from the U.S. Marshalâ€™s oce for transporting federal prisoners to court hearings. e Levy County Detention Center has a section for federal prisoners. e sheriâ€™s oce is reimbursed for the mileage delivering federal prisoners to court and for ocersâ€™ time. McCallum operates the detention center for the county commission. e commission last year received about $188,000 in revenue from housing federal prisoners at the jail. Federal travel reimbursements that were the topic of Tuesdayâ€™s commission discussion are a separate revenue source for the county than the revenues generated by housing federal prisoners at the jail. e county budget oce was receiving reimbursement from the U.S. Katie Parks Sworn in as Newest Bronson Council Membercontinued to page 3ACounty Adopts Tax Incentive Ordinance to Attract Jobs Williston Council Hopes to Name County Road after Robert Philpot Dixie Monument employee J.P. Moore puts the nishing touches on The Ten Commandments monument on the lawn of Chieand City Hall. Harmony Baptist Association brought the monument back last week after changing the wording on the base to simply say, The Ten Commandments. Photo by Terry Witt. Recently elected Bronson Town Councilwoman Katie Bogart Parks takes the oath of oce Monday from County Judge James Browning. Photo by Terry Witt.
2A Jail Media Report from 03/30/2015 to 04/05/2015BAGGETT, JESSE, 34, OF WILLISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION. BILLUPS, JERALD, 39, OF INGLIS, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 2ND OFF; MARIJUANAPOSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT. BOUTERIE, KIM MARIE, 47, OF INGLIS, FL: CRIMINAL MISHCIEF. COX, DAVID PAUL, 35, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF. CULVER, KENNETH JAMES, 29, OF WILLISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION. DAVIS, CHRISTOPHER THOMAS, 40, OF WILLISTON, FL: FRAUD-SWINDLE OBTAIN PROPERTY UNDER 20K DOLS. DONAHE, MARION, 30, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT; PERMIT UNAUTHORIZED PERSON TO DRIVE. DONALD, ERIK, 50, OF BRONSON, FL: BATTERY CAUSE BODILY HARM; MARIJUANA POSSESSION NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE. ELDER, LINDA ANN, 40, OF SPRING HILL, FL: PROB VIOLATION. FINK, ROBERT JOSHUA, 32, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: HIT AND RUN LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVE DAMAGE TO PROP; DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP HABITUAL OFFENDER. FLOYD, RONNIE L, 44, OF WILLISTON, FL: SEX OFFENDER VIOLATION FAIL TO REPORT EMAIL ADDRESS INSTANT MSG NAME; PAROLE VIOLATION. GRIFFIN, BRITTANY, 29, OF OCALA, FL: OUTOF-COUNTY WARRANT. GRIFFIN, WILLIAM PAUL, 29, OF WILLISTON, FL: SEX OFFENDER VIOLATION FAIL TO REPORT EMAIL ADDRESS INSTANT MSG NAME; PROB VIOLATION. HAMBY, DUDLEY EDWARD, 38, OF BRONSON, Levy County Sheriâ€™s Oce Arrest Report Levy Countyâ€™s Most WantedFL: DOMESTIC BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE. HOLDER, CHARLES THOMAS, 48, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. HYDE, BECKY, 39, OF BRONSON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE. JENKINS, CHARLES LARRY, 59, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. JOHNSON, JAEDON, 18, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE. MILLER, MICHAEL, 58, OF ARCHER, FL: DUI AND DAMAGE PROPERTY. PARROTT, NATHAN PATRICK, 22, OF OLD TOWN, FL: LARC PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE. POMPELL, LEANN MICHELLE, 31, OF MORRISTON, FL: BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE; CRUELTY TOWARD CHILD ABUSE CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM. ROBINSON, ROY, 31, OF MORRISTON, FL: DWLSR. SCALF, TRINA, 53, OF INGLIS, FL: HINDER, DELAY, OR PREVENT THE COMMUNICATION TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR JUDGE. SEABORNE, CHRISTOPHER LEE, 39, OF LIVE OAK, FL: VOP PETIT THEFT. STRONG, KENNETH EUGENE, 53, OF JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923call 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Levy CountyDELOACH, JAMESOLD TOWN VOP DWLSR NO BONDGOOCH, TIMOTHYGAINESVILLE VOP NVDL/ POSSESSION MARIJUANA/ POSSESSION PARAPHERNALIA NO BONDPARSELLS, AARONOLD TOWN VOP DUI/NVDL NO BONDROS, CARLOSWILLISTON FTA DWLSR BOND 1,000 CHIEFLAND, FL: MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE VIOL. SULLIVAN, GARY ANDREW, 38, OF TRENTON, FL: HOLD FOR COURT HOMICIDE NEGLIG MANSL. TAYLOR, JESSICA DIANE, 33, OF WILLISTON, FL: FRAUD-SWINDLE OBTAIN PROPERTY UNDER 20K DOLS X 2. WARD, JAMIE, 37, OF BRONSON, FL: HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY. WILLIAMS JR, LEONARD LEVINE, 24, OF WILLISTON, FL: SEX OFFENDER VIOLATION FAIL TO REPORT EMAIL ADDRESS INSTANT MSG NAME; PROB VIOLATION. WOMMOCK, DETWAN LORENZO, 23, OF WILLISTON, FL: PAROLE VIOLATION.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) THORNTON, STEFANREDDICK FTA NO DL BOND 1,000 CORRECTIONIn a story published in the April 2 edition of the Journal concerning a grave desecration in Dixie County, the Levy County Journal mistakenly said one of the graves belonged to a person buried in 1911. In reality the person was buried in 2011. e Journal regrets the error.Sex Oender Status Alert 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. NOTICE OF ANNOUNCEMENTFrom Florida Dept. of Health in Levy CountyThis announcement serves as notice that â€“ ELEANOR C. ABELLA, M.D. at the Florida Department of Health in Levy County will no longer be providing adult primary care services after April 24, 2015. Patient records may be obtained from the Levy County Health Department in Bronson at: 66 West Main Street, Bronson, Florida 32621 Pub.: Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015. Two Williston Men Die in Saturday Evening CrashA 32-year-old Williston man and his 55-year-old passenger were killed Saturday evening in Levy County at the intersection of U.S. 27A and NE 40th St., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Curtis Leon Dallas and his passenger Rickey urline Wilcox, both of Williston were southbound on U.S. 27A at a high rate of speed when their Geo Prizm collided with a Chevy Trailblazer driven by Deborah Hammond Bouchard, 58, of Williston. She was also driving south. Bouchard suered minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt. Dallas wasnâ€™t wearing a seatbelt. Itâ€™s not known whether Wilcox was wearing his seatbelt. FHP said Dallasâ€™s vehicle overturned several times before colliding with a fence. It came to rest in a pasture. e second vehicle rotated before colliding with a fence. e 6:30 p.m. crash is under investigation.Repair of Aging Bronson Backhoe a Tangled Aair continued from page 1Ainstalled on the old backhoe, it changed his outlook. â€œI was shocked,â€ Greenlee said. Robinson said he has invested $9,800 in parts and labor in the backhoe that was so badly maintained by the town and was in such horric shape that itâ€™s still not t to use. After ordering the parts, town ocials told him to send them back, he said, but he told them he couldnâ€™t do that without incurring a big restocking fee. He said the town never oered to pay the restocking fee. Greenlee said the town never received a bill from Robinson for the restocking fee. Robinson said he was told by the John Deere dealership that the backhoe would only be worth $7,000 if it was repaired. It is a 30-year-old model. He said the transmission was cocked sideways when the backhoe rst arrived at his shop and the odd position of the transmission aected the condition of the aging motor. He originally planned to rebuild the transmission with new parts, but the John Deere dealership said he could purchase a rebuilt transmission cheaper than buying all new parts. â€œItâ€™s a mess,â€ he said. Greenlee said he had thought about giving the backhoe to Robinson in exchange for the work he did last year for the town in transporting a portable classroom building to the James H. Cobb Park. After talking to City Attorney Steven Warm he decided against the swap. He said Warm felt it wouldnâ€™t look good. Greenlee said he brought the matter to the attention of the council Tuesday because he plans to come back at the next council meeting with a proposed solution. He didnâ€™t want any surprises. He wants a solution that meets with the approval of Robinson and the town council. e town and Robinson are both in an awkward position. e old backhoe belongs to the town. e city has received its new backhoe. Robinson ordered the parts and installed them. Robinson said the parts and labor are worth more than the old backhoe. Robinson said the city paid him $4,500 for hauling the used school doublewide classroom to the town park. He gured he would get a bill any day from the town for the old backhoe, even though heâ€™s already spent $9,800 repairing it. He said he always pays his bills. He will pay that one. He said he can use the old backhoe for moving trees on his property, after he repairs the hydraulics and a few other mechanical parts. â€œI donâ€™t have any hard feelings about it. ey (the town) donâ€™t get things done the way they are supposed to. ey put it o,â€ he said. Greenlee said he needs to weigh all the options, keeping in mind that Robinson has already spent money ordering the parts and repairing the backhoe.John eodore Creal, a/k/a John Creal, John T. Creal Jr., John eodore Creal Jr., DOB 9/2/65, brown hair, blue eyes, 5â€™11â€, 150 lbs has been released subject to registration. Original Oense convicted of May 10, 1990: Sex Oense, other state criminal sexual conduct in the third degree on female minor 13 to 15 years of age Oense of 2/7/07943.0435 (7) â€“ Sex Oender fail to not A sexual oender who intends to establish residence in another state or jurisdiction shall report in person to the sheri of the county of current residence or the department within 48 hours before the date he or she intends to leave this state to establish residence in another state or jurisdiction. Current status: Released â€“ Subject to Registration No longer under any form of connement, supervision or any other court imposed sanction. Still required to register in accordance with Florida law. Current Permanent Address update on 3/28/15: 621 Marshburn Drive Bronson, FL 32621-6228 Levy County Bronson, Florida 32621. â€”Information provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.County Commission Claries Sheriâ€™s Oce Reimbursement Policy continued from page 1AMarshalâ€™s service for federal inmate transportation, but because of confusing language in an earlier county commission motion the money had been kept by the county rather than transferred to the sheriâ€™s oce. McCallum said the county budget oce received more than $10,000 in reimbursements for transporting federal prisoners from the jail to federal court last year, but he wasnâ€™t aware the money was never moved to his budget until recently. He said the issue came light when the U.S. Marshalâ€™s Oce sent a $156.50 check to the sheriâ€™s oce for transporting a federal prisoner. McCallumâ€™s sta notied the county budget oce that the money had been received. e sheriâ€™s oce kept the money, raising eyebrows in the budget oce. e budget oce wasnâ€™t aware that the sheriâ€™s oce was supposed to receive all the federal transportation reimbursements. McCallum made an appearance at Tuesdayâ€™s commission meeting to clarify that the federal transportation reimbursements are supposed to be moved to his budget. Commissioners voted 5-0 to begin transferring the federal transportation reimbursements to the sheriâ€™s oce budget from this point forward. McCallum said he merely wanted to clarify the policy.
3A repaved as part of the sewer expansion project, and a portion of Main Street. Roberts told Parks her requests for paving would have to be made during the upcoming budget process, but she also said she knows of one street that has been on the list of future paving projects for 15 years. In further business, the council currently has four applicants for the position of Public Works Director. e council established April 17 as the deadline for receive applications. e applicants are Curtis Stacy, Jr., the Bronson Parks and Recreation youth league director. He listed Russell Mitchem, his cousin in the water department, as being employed with the city. He lists a Bronson address. Stacy, a graduate of Bronson High School is serving as interim public works director, replacing Jimmy Dunford, the former director who resigned. He formerly worked for Danella as a cable foreman and equipment operator maintaining trucks, making sure crews and trucks were properly supplied before going out on the job, locating utilities and setting up jobs. Stacy is also a Chieand minister. He also worked for MasTec N. America, Inc. His job duties were much the same as with Danella. His experience includes working with Levy County Maintenance and Construction in maintenance/painting/lawn care. He has completed a 10-hour OSHA Outreach Training Course for the Construction Industry and completed the Intermediate Maintenance of Trac Program sponsored by the Florida Association of Safety Councils and Florida Department of Transportation. Edward Clay Lott of Bronson, a certied utility and underground utility and excavating contractor, has applied. He currently works for the City of Gulfport, Fla. as a utilities supervisor. Previously he worked for Pinellas Excavating in Largo as operations manager and before that with Jimâ€™s Tractor Service as a foreman and operator. Daniel Erik Wise of Gainesville has applied. His application said he holds a bachelor of science in public administration from the University of Central Florida and a masterâ€™s in business administration from Columbia Southern. He earned a certicate for water operations in Gateway College in Lake City. He is certied as a water treatment operator and in water distribution. He currently works for Volusia County as a treatment operations manager and previously was a tradesworker with Volusia County. Dennis Russell, Bronsonâ€™s re chief, applied. He currently works in maintenance for the Levy County Department of Public Safety. He has no high school diploma, but his application said he is retaking his GED. He was previously employed at Williston Arms as a maintenance man and at one time worked at White Ford Company as parts manager. Discount Food Mart & 99 STORE 9931 NE SR 24(across from Bronson Motor Speedway)352-486-6528 Hours Sun. 6 AM 12:30 AM Mon. Thurs. 5 AM 12:30 AM Fri. & Sat. 5 AM 1:30 AMPlease visit our other location in Fanning Springs @ 7680 N. US 19 * Last full service gas station & General Market on SR 24 until Cedar Key! * Brand new expanded pumps with highquality Chevron fuel & diesel! * Hot & Ready pizza, wings, coffee, boiled peanuts! * Walk-in Ice Cold Beer Cooler! * Marine gas coming soon! 99 General Store (Hardware, Health & Beauty, School Supplies, Clothing, Livestock Feed) *YOU NEED IT? WE HAVE IT! * Wesley, John, Mike and Debbie This is the group home for sex oenders in a Williston residential area that instigated a complaint made before the Levy County Commission in October of 2014 by a parent of students who walk to catch their school bus. Photo by Terry Witt. The group home for sexual oenders is in the background with a partial wooden wall separating it from a neighboring home in the forefront with a school bus parked on the other side. Photo by Terry Witt. Five Sex Oenders Arrested in Raid on Williston Area Home continued from page 1A sex oenders and predators arenâ€™t allowed such as school bus loading and unloading sites, schools and churches. Sheriâ€™s Lt. Scott Tummond said the law enforcement ocers showed up at the sex oender group home without notice. ey knocked on the door of the home and ordered the 10 men living there to walk outside while the home was searched. e men complied with the order. â€œWhen law enforcement arrived en masse we did not give them a chance to hide things,â€ Tummond said. â€œIt was a surprise. ey werenâ€™t expecting us.â€ Convicted sex oenders are frequently prohibited by the conditions of their probation from having cell phones in their possession or Internet access of any type to prevent them from using pornographic sites or contacting children through social networking sites. Cell phones and Internet access are the gateway for oenders to commit sex oenses against children, Tummond said. Two of the oenders had cell phones in their possession and several cell phones were hidden in the home. e 12 law enforcement ocers conducted a thorough search and were able to nd the phones. Kenneth Culver, 29, of Williston, was a second time probation violator. He was found in possession of a cell phone on April 1, 2014 and again last week. He is on sex oender probation from Alachua County. He was convicted of possession of child pornography and was forbidden to have access to the Internet. In the raid, ocers found a cell phone that only Culver had been using. e phone gave him Internet access. He admitted using the phone to access child pornography and save images downloaded from the Internet. Ronnie L. Floyd, 44, a sexual predator, was found in possession of a cell phone. As a condition of his probation he was not allowed to have Internet access nor was he allowed to have any social media applications or unregistered email addresses. Floyd, who is on probation for lewd and lascivious molestation of a 12-year-old victim was found guilty on Sept. 18, 2003. Floyd failed to register any electronic mail address or Internet identier as required by his probation. He admitted creating a Facebook account accessible from his phone. He had logged onto his Facebook Page on the day of the law enforcement raid on the home. He used the messenger feature to contact his girlfriend. Investigators also discovered that Floyd downloaded â€œSkype,â€ a messenger service providing video access to other people. William Paul Grin, 28, was found in possession of a cell phone. As a condition of his release he was not allowed to have Internet access or any messenger applications or unregistered email addresses. e phone found in Grinâ€™s possession was Internet capable. He admitted having an unregistered Facebook account. He said he uses the Williston Public Library to access his Facebook account if needed. Grin is on probation for fondling a 12-year-old child. He was required to register as a sexual predator and he last registered on Feb. 19, but failed to register any electronic mail addresses or Internet identier as required by his probation. Leonard Levine Williams, 24, was found in possession of a cell phone. He is classied as a sexual predator and is not allowed to have Internet access or any messenger applications, or unregistered email addresses. e phone found in Williamsâ€™ possession was Internet capable. e phone was provided by his girlfriend two months ago. His sister created a Facebook account for him that automatically created an email address and instant messenger pathways. He also created a separate email address and downloaded a messenger application to his phone. He admitted he has accessed the Internet using the free wireless oered by the Williston Library. Williams is on probation for lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim between the age of 12 and 16. e conviction occurred in 2009. Williams failed to register any electronic email addresses or Internet identier required by his probation. Detwan Lorenzo Wommock, 23, was arrested on a Florida Commission on Oender Review warrant for violation of his conditional release. e Levy County Sheriâ€™s Oce, Florida Department of Probation and Parole and U.S. Marshalâ€™s Sex Oender Investigation Branch conducted the April 1 raid on the East Williston group home. Tummond said the compliance checks were conducted at six locations. Fifteen oenders were checked by ocers. All ve of the men arrested are being held without bond at the Levy County Detention Facility. Katie Parks Sworn in as Newest Bronson Council Member continued from page 1A and learned that Putnam goes about economic development in a dierent way. Rather than giving tax exemptions to businesses for a number of years, the county has created an economic development fund that can be used for similar purposes. Pieklik said the Putnam County system collects ad valorem taxes from the new or expanding business and then rebates money back to the business as it creates new jobs. He said the Putnam system of economic development could be used in Levy County and could operate in tandem with the ordinance commissioners adopted Tuesday. Commissioners told Pieklik to develop an ordinance that can make the second type of economic development possible. Pieklik and County Planner Shenley Neely developed the tax abatement ordinance commissioners adopted. Meanwhile the other ordinance takes eect immediately. Pieklik said the two ordinances give Levy County a bigger tool kit to work with in attracting business and industry. Commissioner Mike Joyner was the rst to ask about how local businesses could benet from the tax incentives oered under the ordinance just adopted. He said Williston Peanuts and B&G Produce are both in the process of major expansions. He said Freddie Bellâ€™s project at B&G is well over the $1 million mark. â€œI can tell you if they get tax breaks they will apply,â€ Joyner said. County Attorney Anne Bast Brown said she wasnâ€™t sure if the two businesses would be eligible because the construction projects are in progress. Pieklik was asked by Joyner to pay a visit to both agri-businesses and get a sense of whether they might be eligible to apply. He agreed to pay a visit to both farm operations in Williston. Pieklik will also get busy developing the second economic development ordinance.County Adopts Tax Incentive Ordinance to Attract Jobs continued from page 1A The Bronson Town Council from the left are Aaron Edmondson, Katie Parks Bogart, Mayor Franklin Schuler, Beatrice Roberts and Bruce Greenlee. Photo by Terry Witt.
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 â€“ Publisher Linda Cooper â€“ General Manager Kathy Hilliard â€“ Editor Terry Witt â€“ Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart â€“ Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgBronson: (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 publisherâ€™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 SyndicateBy abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iranâ€™s nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction to the beginning of a tentative framework for a possible hope of an eventual agreement with Iran. But even this hazy â€œachievementâ€ may vanish like a mirage. It takes two to agree -and Iran has already publicly disputed and even mocked what President Obama says is the nature of that framework. Had Iran wholeheartedly agreed with everything the Obama administration said, that agreement would still have been worthless, since Iran has already blocked international inspectors from its nuclear facilities at unpredictable times. e appearance of international control is more dangerous than a frank admission that we donâ€™t really know what they are doing. Why then all these negotiations? Because these charades protect Barack Obama politically, no matter how much danger they create for America and the world. e latest public opinion polls show Obamaâ€™s approval rating rising. In political terms -the only terms that matter to him -his foreign policy has been a success. If you look back through history, you will be hard pressed to nd a leader of any democratic nation so universally popular -hailed enthusiastically by opposition parties as well as his own -as was British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain when he returned from Munich in 1938, waving an agreement with Hitlerâ€™s signature on it, and proclaiming â€œPeace for our time.â€ Who cared that he had thrown a small country to the Nazi wolves, in order to get a worthless agreement with Hitler? It looked great at the time because it had apparently avoided war. Now Barack Obama seems ready to repeat that political triumph by throwing another small country -Israel this time -to the wolves, for the sake of another worthless agreement. Back in 1938, Winston Churchill was one of the very few critics who tried to warn Chamberlain and the British public. Churchill said: â€œe idea that safety can be purchased by throwing a small State to the wolves is a fatal delusion.â€ After the ruinous agreement was made with Hitler, he said: â€œYou were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.â€ Chamberlainâ€™s â€œPeace for our timeâ€ lasted just under a year. Comparing Obama to Chamberlain is unfair -to Chamberlain. ere is no question that the British prime minister loved his country and pursued its best interests as he saw it. He was not a â€œcitizen of the world,â€ or worse. Chamberlain was building up his countryâ€™s military forces, not tearing them down, as Barack Obama has been doing with American military forces. Secretary of State John Kerry, and other members of the Obama administration, are saying that the alternative to an agreement with Iran is war. But when Israel bombed Iraqâ€™s nuclear reactors, back in 1981, Iraq did not declare war on Israel. It would have been suicidal to do so, since Israel already had nuclear bombs. ere was a time when either Israel or the United States could have destroyed Iranâ€™s nuclear facilities, with far less risk of war than there will be after Iran already has its own stockpile of nuclear bombs. Indeed, the choice then will no longer be between a nuclear Iran and war. e choice may be between surrender to Iran and nuclear devastation. Barack Obama dismissed the thought of America being vulnerable to â€œa small countryâ€ like Iran. Iran is in fact larger than Japan was when it attacked Pearl Harbor, and Iran has a larger population. If Japan had nuclear bombs, World War II could have turned out very dierently. If anyone examines the hard, cold facts about the Obama administrationâ€™s actions and inactions in the Middle East from the beginning, it is far more dicult to reconcile those actions and inactions with a belief that Obama was trying to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons than it is to reconcile those facts with his trying to stop Israel from stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons. is latest â€œagreementâ€ with Iran -with which Iran has publicly and loudly disagreed -is only the latest episode in that political charade.omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Michele MalkinCreators SyndicateCan we stop putting America up for sale to the most politically connected bidders yet? Where is our self-respect? Since 2001, Iâ€™ve warned about the systemic and bipartisan corruption of Americaâ€™s EB-5 immigrant investor visa program. e latest report from the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™s inspector general -which outlines the meddling and pandering of No. 2 DHS ocial Alejandro Mayorkas, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, Democratic bagman Terry McAulie, Hillary Clintonâ€™s brother Tony Rodham, former Pennsylvania. Gov. Ed Rendell and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, to name a few -provides yet more sordid evidence that the green cards-for-sale scheme should be completely scrapped. Created under an obscure section of the expansionist 1990 Immigration Act, EB-5 promised bountiful economic development for the U.S. in exchange for granting permanent residency (and eventual American citizenship) to foreign investors. A few years later, Congress conjured up the idea of EB-5 â€œregional centersâ€ -government-sanctioned business groups and corporate entities acting as middlemen to administer the immigrant investments and facilitate the visa peddling. Beltway cronyism was embedded in EB-5â€™s DNA from the get-go. e original Democratic House sponsor and his spokesman went on to establish for-prot companies that marketed the program and provided consulting services. Former federal immigration ocials from the George H.W. Bush administration formed lucrative limited partnerships to cash in on their access and EB-5 expertise. An entire side industry of economic book-cookers arose to supply analyses of the â€œjob creationâ€ benets of EB-5 projects and to gerrymander Census employment data to t the programâ€™s denition of â€œtargeted employment areasâ€ in order to qualify for lower investment thresholds (as was done in New York Cityâ€™s Atlantic Yards/Pacic Park EB-5 deal). ink Solyndra and federal stimulus math on steroids. Since the programâ€™s inception, rank-and-le adjudicators have tried to enforce the investment standards. But senior managers leaned on them to reverse EB-5 rejections when wealthy donors, law rm pals and political hacks complained. Fast-forward to 2015. e blood pressure-spiking DHS IG report released last week conrmed what whistleblowers have been telling Capitol Hill for years. Behind the scenes, the IG found, Dirty Harry Reid pressured Deputy DHS Secretary Mayorkas to overturn his agencyâ€™s rejection of expedited EB-5 visa applications for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino hotel, which just happened to be represented by Reidâ€™s lawyer son Rory. Adjudicators balked at the preferential treatment. Mayorkas steamrolled the dissenters, who reported on shouting matches over the cases. Reidâ€™s staers received special briengs from Mayorkas to update them on the projectâ€™s progress. One underling called it â€œa whole new phase of yuck.â€ Meanwhile, in the words of one DHS ocial at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau, Mayorkas â€œabsolutely gave special treatmentâ€ to electric car racket GreenTech, which zealously sought EB-5 visas for another group of deep-pocketed Chinese investors. McAulie helmed the company after it was spun o from a Chinese venture. He plugged in Rodham as president of Gulf Coast Funds Management, which won designation as an EB-5 regional center certied to invest foreign capital in federally approved commercial ventures in Louisiana and Mississippi, including GreenTech. Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Mississippi GOP Gov. Haley Barbour both signed letters urging DHS to approve Gulf Coast as a regional center. After adjudicators dismissed the companyâ€™s job claims as â€œridiculous,â€ â€œawedâ€ and â€œnot approvable,â€ McAulie personally leaned on then-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, â€œcomplaining about the denial of the Gulf Coast amendment and requesting her assistance to get the amendment approved and to expedite more than 200 investor petitions.â€ In violation of recordkeeping and disclosure rules, Mayorkas met with McAulie in February 2011 after USCIS denied GreenTechâ€™s requests. Mayorkas mysteriously took no notes and could not recall just exactly how many phone calls he took from McAulie and what exactly they discussed (though he did remember the â€œcausticâ€ Democrat yelling â€œexpletives at high volume.â€ Mayorkas met personally with senior sta to urge the agency to reverse its denials and give McAulie and company what they wanted and even oered to write the reversals himself. On a third front, Mayorkas intervened on behalf of EB-5 petitioners seeking green cards by investing in Hollywood studios such as Sony Pictures and Time Warner. He had received pressure from the L.A. mayorâ€™s oce, where an aide helpfully mentioned she knew a mutual acquaintance of his from his old law rm, Oâ€™Melveny and Myers, and from Rendell, a paid consultant to the EB-5 regional center representing the foreign investors. Mayorkas reversed his staâ€™s rejections of more than 200 suspect EB-5 applications and set up a special â€œdeference review boardâ€ to bow to Hollywood. Two decades ago, when the programâ€™s failures were rst exposed, Rep. John W. Bryant, a Texas Democrat, protested on the House oor: â€œis provision is an unbelievable departure from our tradition of cherishing our most precious birthright as Americans.â€ How much more evidence do you need that this foreign investor pay-for-play swindle makes an irremediable mockery of the American Dream? e only eective way to â€œreformâ€ this abomination is to kill it. Michelle Malkin is the author of â€œCulture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Croniesâ€ (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is email@example.com. COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM The Iran â€˜Agreementâ€™ Charade The Green-Card Racket for Beltway Cronies Florida Senators Fed UP with Common Coreis week in Florida, senators are speaking up against the Common Core testing and â€œaccountabilityâ€ systems. Below is part of what Florida Senator Tom Lee had to say about Common Core; â€œIâ€™m done with the testing program in the state of Florida; Iâ€™m done with the â€œaccountabilityâ€ system. Whoever those people are out there from whatever foundation they may be from, whatever testing groups they may be supporting: Iâ€™m over you. Youâ€™ve lost my condence Youâ€™re so married to this system, you donâ€™t have a shred of common sense left. As this has progressed, it has become a behemoth We are now complicit in this problem I hear the people supporting this system telling me that itâ€™s so important to them that we maintain the bureaucracy that we hold this system up as so sacrosanct and so inexible I just want to send a message go nd somebody else to talk to â€™cause Iâ€™m done with you. And I hope the folks over at the Dept. of Education understand that it takes a good long while to get me fed up, but Iâ€™m there.â€ Senator Alan Hayes also gave a statement saying even though the intentions were good he now realized that he has been part of the problem, and now regrets the mess thatâ€™s been made. To view the video yourself of both Senators on the oor making their statements go to:https://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/ video-orida-senators-lee-and-hayes-why-they-are-donewith-common-core-testing/ FL Senator Tom Lee (R) Dist. 24 Hillsborough County, Brandon, FLFL Senator Alan Hayes (R) Dist. 11Marion/Lake County, Umatilla, FL
5A Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Advertisement Alike Array Black Blank Bumpy Bunks Court Depart Disarm Driver Earnest Editor Entry Equate Fifth Grain Grand Honor Hurry Insult Intense Lined Lists Lives Manner Match Mercy Multiplication Ought Pearl Rainy Ranks Ratio Relax Rider Seventies Sheer Sides Simpler Sixties Snaps Sound Spine eyâ€™d Turns Twins Vases Yearly Word Search By: Brad Buck, 352/294-3303, email@example.comSource: Randy Cantrell,352/273-3554, firstname.lastname@example.org Some homebuyers want to live near the best schools and shopping. Others favor houses that look gorgeous from the outside. Still others are motivated by the houseâ€™s cleanliness. But a University of Florida housing specialist found multiple types of homebuyers and what lured them to buy homes after the housing bust. at data could help Realtors and people trying to sell their own homes. While real estate remains largely focused on â€œlocation, location, location,â€ post-housingbust homebuyers fall into four categories and ve sub-categories, said Randy Cantrell, an assistant professor in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at UFâ€™s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A few years ago, a South Florida Realtor asked Cantrell what compelled people to buy homes after the most recent real estate boom-turned-to-bust, dened as any time after 2008. Since 2008, potential home buyers have competed for mortgages typically reserved for those with credit scores of at least 680 â€“ out of a maximum of 850 -and riskier mortgages are no longer available, Cantrell said. Tighter credit markets and lending restrictions after the housing bust led Cantrell to study and create proles of who bought homes after the housing bust. Each respondent in Cantrellâ€™s survey had to meet the following criteria: ey had to have bought an existing, furnished or staged home after 2008; they had to be 25 to 50 years old at the time of purchase and they had to have children under age 19 living at home when they occupied it. ey also had to assume they had multiple comparable homes to choose from within the same community. For example, the homes had to be comparable in size and energy eciency. Cantrellâ€™s national, web-based survey of 384 respondents showed representative homebuyer proles. He even divided the proles into sub-categories. e post-bust survey revealed how to dierentiate what groups of people â€“ as opposed to individual homebuyers â€“ want when they buy a home, he said. Hereâ€™s an example of one group of homebuyers Cantrell found: People who said they bought a home because they wanted to live near the best schools ranked the home rst by external factors, such as how well-suited the neighborhood or community was for raising a family, but after that, they were motivated by the rst impressions that they and others formed when viewing the exterior and interior of the home. Another homebuyer segment sought ne craftsmanship in the homeâ€™s interior, which the casual observer typically would overlook upon rst inspection, Cantrell said. For this group, the homeâ€™s exterior was not nearly as much of a motivator. Most homebuyers look for every ne detail. Sometimes, the most seemingly minute item can distinguish your home from one down the street thatâ€™s been on the market for months, or even years. Cantrell was most surprised by the inferences people drew when they saw certain details in a home. For instance, a potential homebuyer might open the door to see a highly disorganized closet and wonder what else is awry in the home, he said. Cantrell also has rst-hand experience after selling his home a few years ago and going through some interesting twists as he worked with a professional stager. He said he would have never considered a stager necessary until feedback revealed that potential buyers were confused about how the living room â€œtâ€ into the homeâ€™s oor plan. e stager told Cantrell to unhook the big-screen TV from the cable outlet and move it to the other side of the living room so potential buyers could experience a better view of the TV next to windows, which exposed the large front yard. â€œat was the â€™eurekaâ€™ moment for me,â€ said Cantrell. â€œI complied with unconventional thinking, and my home sold. I knew there was a story to be told about the â€˜hiddenâ€™ details that most sellers never come to understand about buyers and why a sellerâ€™s really nice home continues to sit on the market. Itâ€™s all in the eye of the beholder.â€ Cantrellâ€™s study is published online in the journal Housing and Society.UF/IFAS Study Sheds Light on Homebuyer Types Randy Cantrell Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced the stateâ€™s Domestic Marijuana Eradication Program resulted in the destruction of more than 31,500 marijuana plants and the arrests of more than 500 people last year. e Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to prevent the cultivation and distribution of marijuana through the Domestic Marijuana Eradication Program, which is a joint eort with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency and local sheriâ€™s oces and police departments in 49 counties across the state. â€œOur partnership with local law enforcement helps keep marijuana out of our communities, making them safer for the 20 million residents who call Florida home,â€ Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam said. In 2014, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services trained 155 law enforcement ocers from 38 sheriâ€™s oces and 36 police departments in its marijuana eradication school. Local law enforcement agencies reported the detection and dismantling of 582 indoor and outdoor grow sites, resulting in the eradication of 31,517 marijuana plants. In addition, the department and its local law enforcement partners arrested 519 individuals and seized $245,998 in assets. e Domestic Marijuana Eradication (DME) Program is a federally funded system which directly supports local, state, and county law enforcement agencies in the detection, dismantling and eradication of domestically grown marijuana. e DME Program is jointly administered by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP), and the Oce of Agricultural Law Enforcement. e program has been operational for over 20 years and has resulted in the detection of over 34,000 illegal grow sites, eradication of more than 2.7 million marijuana plants valued in excess of $3.2 billion, and the arrest of over 17,000 cultivators in Florida. e Oce of Agricultural Law Enforcement joined this program in 2005 and has been responsible for the coordination of all outdoor grow investigations in Florida. Eective January 2008, the Oce of Agricultural Law Enforcement assumed responsibility for administering the indoor grow program, previously administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit FreshFromFlorida. com.Joint Eort Weeds Out Marijuana PlantsFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Law Enforcement Partners Eradicate More an 30,000 Marijuana Plants Williston Council Hopes to Name County Road after Robert Philpot continued from page 1Ato be located on Robert Philpot Avenue or Robert Philpot Way,â€ said Cason, reecting on Philpotâ€™s role in his life as a mentor, teacher and advisor. Levy County Commissioners apparently have sole authority to name the highway after Philpot, since CR 316 is a county road, but the school board will lend its support to the eort, according to School Board Chairman Rick Turner, a close friend of Philpot who was present for the council discussion. â€œI will do everything I can to see that it happens,â€ Turner said. Council members adopted a resolution authorizing Cason to work with the county commission and school board to name the portion of CR 316 from U.S. 41 to SE 8th Street after Philpot, a school board member and a former educator who worked to secure a new school for Williston. Cason said there has been talk of naming the school after Philpot, but he doesnâ€™t believe Philpot would support that eort. He said naming the street for him has the support of his Philpotâ€™s wife, and Cason said he likes the idea of all the mail coming to the new school addressed with Philpotâ€™s name. City Clerk Fran Taylor will contact the county commission to schedule an appearance by Cason.More Power to HospitalIn other business, council members voted 3-0, with Cason abstaining due to a conict of interest to purchase a $22,000 power transformer to provide Regional General Hospital with a steadier source of power for the new CT and MRI machines. Raj Ravi, vice president of operations for the hospital, said the new hospital owner, Dr. Pagidipati (Dr. P.) made the request in support of the hospitalâ€™s addition of the CT and MRI machines. He requested the city bear the full cost of the purchase. e hospital has witnessed power uctuations of 10-15 percent for unknown reasons. Dr. P. wants the larger power transformer to provide a more steady ow of electricity to the pair of diagnostic machines. e cityâ€™s past practice has been to charge businesses for any additional transformers or equipment. e city operates its own electrical power distribution grid. But the hospital isnâ€™t just an ordinary business. e city wants to support the hospital in any way it can. â€œe addition of the MRI and CT machines will provide much needed, enhanced medical services and will encourage local residents to spend their medical dollars in Williston rather than Gainesville or Ocala,â€ according to a statement in the agenda. â€œPresently they are providing 100 full time jobs, as well as 50 part-time jobs and they were recently recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for their community contributions and involvement by being named Business of the Year. e Hospital asserts that the benets they provide to the City and our local residents are of sucient value to oset the cost of the transformers to the City.â€Adding Airport FencingIn a nal matter, the council approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to provide an additional 13,500 linear feet of 7-foot tall security fencing for the Williston Municipal Airport at no cost to the city. e total cost of the project is $256,553. FDOT will provide the grant funding. Earlier this year the city installed 16,643 linear feet of security fencing at a cost of $306,825 at the cityâ€™s massive airport.
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CHIEFLAND MEDICAL CENTER 1113 N.W. 23rd Ave. Chie and(Across the parking lot from Wal-Mart)OPENMon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sat. 8:30 a.m. NoonWalk-ins Welcome!Call for an appointment: 493-9500 Levy Animal ClinicM Th 7:30 a.m 6 p.m. Fri. 7:30 a.m 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m 1 p.m.352-528-4840505 Southwest 7th Street, Williston, FL Dr. Wade Bullock, DVMHouse Calls Available Quality Medicine Friendly Service Competitive Pricingwww.levyanimalclinic.com By Tony YoungWhether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys in the area to your property â€“ and keep the ones there that already call it home. Wild turkeys, like white-tailed deer, are referred to as â€œedge species,â€ because of their need for more than one type of habitat. Most of the time, with large tracts of land, this isnâ€™t a problem because the vast landscape is diverse enough. But in the case of limited acreage or one-habitat properties, itâ€™s up to you as the landowner to create varied, preferred habitats if you expect turkeys to use your land. For optimal turkey habitat, most experts believe a â€œrule of halvesâ€ should be applied to the landscape. What that means is that half of your property should be in mature forests and the other half in early-succession â€œopenings,â€ such as elds, clear-cuts or forests that have been â€œplantation cut.â€ Early-succession habitat can be achieved on plantation-cut areas because the trees are spaced out enough for sunlight to penetrate the forest oor, where frequent re enables new growth of succulent woody ornamentals, native wiregrass and goldenrod. It also is important to keep any hardwood hammocks, drains, ravines, bottoms, wetlands and other unique habitats intact and free from timbering. Hardwoods are an essential element of wild turkey management and should be left in their natural state, if at all possible. ese thick hardwood lowlands provide travel corridors that turkeys and deer use extensively and feel comfortable moving through. And, most wild turkeys prefer to roost in trees over or near water, so any pond or creek oers great potential roosting sites. â€œBuerâ€ strips of native grasses, weeds and woody ornamentals should be left unmowed where clear-cut areas meet pine or hardwood forests. Hens require this thick understory cover for nesting. When possible, prescribed burning should be applied that allows for a low, woody component to be scattered throughout most of the timber stands. Periodically lengthening your burning rotations will give you this desired eect and help provide suitable nesting habitat. In Florida, most hens lay their eggs in late March or early April and the eggs take about 26 days to hatch. If your schedule allows, wait until July to burn and mow. After hatching, poults will roost on the ground for the rst 14 days but, during this period, up to 70 percent of these young birds wonâ€™t survive, primarily because of predation from raccoons, hawks, foxes and bobcats. Attempts to control these predators are usually ineective and economically unfeasible, so your eorts are better spent creating and maintaining good-quality brood habitat. To do this, leave certain areas in unplanted elds or in open woodlands containing an herbaceous understory so adequate brood-rearing can take place. Good brood habitat should hold food in the form of seeds, insects (an invaluable protein source) and tender new-growth vegetation for young poults to feed upon throughout the summer. It should consist of 1to 3-foot-tall grass and weeds open enough to enable the young poults to move about, yet dense enough to provide cover from the above-mentioned predators. ere is great interest nationally in the planting of food plots for wildlife, including turkeys. Where an open forest structure is maintained by adequate timber thinning and the use of re, such supplemental feeding is not as necessary because there is enough natural â€œbrowseâ€ vegetation on which game can feed. However, food plots and feeders do attract turkeys and help localize their movements. On very large tracts of land, sucient supplemental feeding can be quite expensive. In these cases, proper use of burning and timber-thinning management are more economical ways of providing food for turkeys and other wildlife. Food plots, though, are a lot more cost-eective at feeding game than using feeders on moderate-sized pieces of property. In cases of smaller tracts, perhaps where food plots canâ€™t be utilized because the landscape is all lowland and you have a closed canopy, game feeders lled with corn or soybeans are your only option for attracting turkeys. Once the decision has been made to create food plots, you need to know â€œwhereâ€ to put them and how big and what shape you should make them. When thinking about good food plot sites, avoid excessively wet or dry areas and donâ€™t place them along heavily used roads, to minimize disturbance and possible poaching. Look to create these openings along an edge where upland pines meet a hardwood drain â€“ which, I already mentioned, turkeys like to use. is way, youâ€™ll have an area where three separate habitats converge. Try to evenly distribute these types of food plots throughout the property. Keep in mind it is recommended that 2 to 3 percent of the land should be in these permanent openings. Food plots should follow the contour of the land, and when possible, create them where the length (longest part) runs east to west. at way, the planted crops will receive the most direct sunlight. In the fall, cereal grains like wheat, oats and rye can be planted along with Austrian winter peas, clover and brassicas such as turnips, rape and kale. Turkeys like all of these. Except for clover, these crops grow well in most of Florida. Clover requires a higher soil pH â€“ between 6.5 and 7 â€“ and it often wonâ€™t grow in the sandy soils that make up most of our state. In the northern-tiered counties that border Alabama and Georgia, the soil is richer with red clay, so several varieties of clover and other legumes will grow well there. In poorer, sandier soils, if you still want to plant clover, a soil test should be done, and lime should be applied at the recommended rate. All of the above-mentioned cool-season forages can be planted by broadcasting over a tilled eld as early as October in north Florida. At least twice as much fertilizer should be used per pound of seed, if not more. Slightly cover the seed by pulling a drag over it, and try to put your crop in the ground when the soil is holding some moisture and rain is in the forecast. In May, you can plow under your â€œbrowned-upâ€ fall crop and replace it with any combination of soybeans, cowpeas, browntop millet, sorghum or peanuts. Turkeys are especially fond of chufa, if you can aord it. at, along with the other warm-season forages, can be broadcasted and planted just like the cool-weather crops. Another good thing about chufa, as with most clover varieties, is that itâ€™s a perennial and will regenerate â€“ â€œcome backâ€ â€“ for a few years. e secret to growing chufa, though, is not to replant it in the exact same location, because it really strips nitrogen from the soil, and if you try to replant it in the same spot, it wonâ€™t come up as well. Using some or all of these wildlife-management practices will help bring in turkeys and increase the habitatâ€™s carrying capacity for birds on your property. Hereâ€™s wishing you luck obtaining your management goals and objectives. Tony Young has many years of experience managing small to medium sized properties. He also worked seven years with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, before being employed by the FWC.OUTTA THE WOODSManaging Your Land for Turkeys Wild turkeys thrive in Florida habitat. Photo by Floridianative.com
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To set, cut, house and strip Burley tobacco, Hay and farm work. Lifting up to 75 lbs. is common. $10.28/hr.. Tools and equipment provided at no cost. Free housing to those unable to commute. Transportation and travel subsistence reimbursed to non-resident workers when 50% of contract is met. Apply at the closest FL Career Center or by calling KY#502-564-7456 Job listing# KY0577924. 4/9Jp TEMPORARY WORKERS Robert L Livingood in Cynthiana, KY & Michael D Sims in Carlisle, KY need (45) Tobacco/Farm workers from 5/15/2015 to 2/15/2016. 3/4 of contract hours guaranteed. To set, cut, house and strip Burley tobacco. Piece rate may be offered. Lifting up to 75 lbs. is common. $10.28/hr. Tools and equipment provided at no cost. Free housing to those unable to commute. Transportation and travel subsistence reimbursed to non-resident workers when 50% of contract is met. at the closest FL Career Center or by calling KY # 502-564-7456.. Job listing # KY0576693 4/9Jp TEMPORARY WORKERS Reese W Smoot in Carlisle, KY needs 3 tobacco farm workers from 5/15/2015 to 2/15/2016. of contract hours guaranteed. To, cut, house & strip Burley tobacco, farm and greenhouse work.. Lifting 75 lbs. is common. $10.28/hr. Piece Rate may be offered. Tools and equipment provided at no cost. Free housing to those unable to commute. Transportation and travel subsistence reimbursed to non-resident workers when 50% of contract is met. . Apply at the closest FLCareer Center or by calling KY # 502-564-7456. Job listing # KY0576370 4/9Jp DRIVERS: CDL-A Home EVERY Weekend ALL Loaded/ Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk Away Lease No Money Down Call: 1855-971-8524 4/9Jp --------MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN NEEDED Seeking a skilled maintenance technician to assist maintenance supervisor in all aspects of apartment maintenance duties. 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Free pickup. 352-771-6191 4/30Jp ClassifiedsDeadline: Friday, noon Journal Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County100 Miscellaneous 110 Lost & Found 115 Notices 125 Services 126 Business Opportunities 130 FREE 135 Volunteer Opportunity 140 Announcements 145 Entertainment 150 Musical Instruments 155 Schools & Instruction 200 Employment 210 Help Wanted Full Time 240 Help Wanted Part Time 245 Work Wanted 300 Rentals 305 Apartments for Rent 310 Houses for Rent 315 Mobile Homes for Rent 320 RV Rental Lots 325 Vacation Rentals 330 Commercial Property for Rent 340 Rooms for Rent 345 Wanted to Rent 400 Real Estate 405 Condos Apartments for Sale 410 Houses for Sale 415 Mobile Homes for Sale 435 Commercial Property for Sale 440 Vacant Land for Sale 445 Wanted to Buy 500 For Sale 505 Antiques 510 Auctions 515 Yard Sale 520 Building Materials 525 Appliances 526 Furniture 530 Guns 535 Pets & Animals 540 LiveStock 545 Good Things to Eat 550 Farm Products 555 Automobiles 556 Trucks 560 Estate Sale 570 Swap, Barter or Trade 600 Recreation 605 Boat & Marine 610 Campers, RVs & Trailers 615 Motorcycles & ATVs 700 Farm 705 Farm Equipment 900 Legal Notices IT PAYS TO ADVERTISEAnd thereâ€™s no better place than the Levy County Journal . Contact us today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@ levyjournal.com or call 352-486-2312 JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County Sudokue answers for this weekâ€™s sudoku puzzle will appear in next weeks issue. Week April 9, 2015 Enoch Kim Long Gatsy Starling Long Charlie T. Long Marie Long rLong Familyfnfftb n f
8A JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, April 2 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was time to say goodbye to Debi and Cheri as they are returning home soon. is week was very interesting. We had four people bring in fabric for us. atâ€™s a situation that has never happened before yet weâ€™d love for it to happen again. ank you all so very much. Greg and the boys from Lancaster were out this week. e yard looks so much better after their visit. anks Lancaster. e yard looks great. e green vine has sprouts that have reached to top of the lattice already. It wonâ€™t be long till it is covered. Come on out and enjoy the porch while the weather is nice. A Woman's Place â€œHealthcare for A Woman By A Womanâ€ Accepting Most Major Insurance Including Medicaid and Medicare Lauren Williams , ARNP (352) 493-9393 General Healthcare Complete OB Care Joyceâ€™s grandson is getting married in October and this will be a wedding present. The back looks almost as pretty as the front.As springtime arrives, chances increase that manatees and boaters will have close encounters. Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Floridaâ€™s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement ocers will be on patrol in state waters to remind boaters of the seasonal manatee speed zones that go into eect in April. ey will be taking enforcement actions when necessary. â€œOur ocers do their very best to support conservation of this species,â€ said FWC Capt. Gary Klein. â€œWe ask that boaters take notice of the zones and do their part as well.â€ In eect from April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft. For more information on manatee zones and maps, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee and select â€œProtection Zones,â€ where there are links to county maps. In spring, manatees leave their winter warmer-water habitats, such as freshwater springs and power plant discharge areas, and disperse along Floridaâ€™s Atlantic and Gulf coasts and inland waters. Because manatees are large, slow-moving and dicult to detect when underwater, operators of boats and personal watercraft need to take basic steps to avoid causing injury to the marine mammals: Wear polarized sunglasses to help spot manatees. Look for the large circles on the water, also known as manatee footprints, indicating the presence of a manatee below. Look for a snout sticking up out of the water. Slow down and comply with manatee speed zones. e FWC also asks anyone seeing an injured, distressed, sick or dead manatee to call the agencyâ€™s Wildlife Alert Hotline, 888-404-3922 (FWCC) or dial #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. People can support the FWCâ€™s manatee research, rescue, rehabilitation and management eorts by purchasing a â€œSave the Manateeâ€ Florida license plate at BuyaPlate.com, or by donating $5 to receive an FWC manatee decal by going to MyFWC.com/Manatees and clicking on â€œDecals.â€ For more about manatees, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee, where you can nd the brochure, A Boaterâ€™s Guide to Living with Manatees.Springtime Brings Close Encounters of Manatees & Boaters Following the success of its rst year, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundationâ€™s Take Me Fishing campaign is asking boaters and anglers to cast their votes in its 2015 America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. e sweepstakes features several shing sites in Florida and aims to increase awareness of great familyfriendly parks across the country to get more families out on the water shing and boating. Florida is leading the way right now but needs people to share a little love. Participants could win a Walt Disney World shing excursion! â€œFlorida is well-known as the Fishing Capital of the World, with approximately three times as many anglers from outside the state coming to sh here than to any other state.â€ said Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). â€œIn addition, we have a great diversity of both saltwater and freshwater recreational species, and the facilities, guides and stores to support anglers and boaters. We are pleased that RBFF saw t to include more Sunshine State destinations in the program than for any other state. Now it is up to you to select your favorite and vote.â€ e 2015 Sweepstakes oers 276 pre-selected familyfriendly parks from across the U.S., including seven from Florida. Entrants can vote daily for the three parks they feel oer the best experience, based on family amenities, location and the likeliness to catch a sh or enjoy a day on the water. At the end of ve weeks, the parks with the most votes will be placed on the list of 2015 Americaâ€™s Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots, which RBFF will use to entice families and newcomers to visit during National Fishing and Boating Week in June, as well as throughout summer. e Florida sites featured in the 2015 promotion are: Bahia Honda State Park Blue Spring State Park Everglades National Park Lake Kissimmee State Park Lake Talquin State Park Skyway Fishing Pier State Park Tropical Park Fish Management Area â€œI am thrilled that ve state parks are included in this list of contenders for the top shing and boating spots in America,â€ said Donald Forgione, director of the Florida Park Service. â€œI encourage everyone to vote for their favorite and spend their spring and summer enjoying our state parks and outdoor areas.â€ ese areas represent some great shing and boating opportunities for families that are located near large metropolitan areas. ey are managed variously by the Department of Environmental Protection (Florida State Parks), the FWC (Fish Management Areas) and the U.S. National Park Service (National Parks) but all provide the necessary facilities for families to enjoy the outdoors. ose who enter the sweepstakes will have a chance to win a weekly prize: a Get Started Fishing Kit, including two South Bend Spinning Combos, an Eagle Claw Tackle Kit, as well as a Take Me Fishing hat, tumbler, backpack and luggage tag. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a memory-making experience from Take Me Fishing: a 3-night, 4-day stay for four at the Walt Disney World Resort, including a guided shing excursion. Full prize information can be found in the Ocial Rules. Take Me Fishing plays a critical role in introducing families and newcomers to boating and shing, which has helped generate funds distributed to the states for aquatic conservation eorts in 2014. e campaign increases awareness of the need to protect, conserve and restore the nationâ€™s aquatic resources by encouraging participation in recreational boating and shing. To learn more about the sweepstakes and to vote for your favorite parks, visit America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots, or go to TakeMeFishing.org/Community and select â€œAmericaâ€™s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots.â€Florida Anglers, Boaters Asked to Select â€˜Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spotsâ€™
Bronsonâ€™s Jasmine Parker Wins Softball Scholarship with Santa Fe College By Terry Witt Senior Staff WriterrBronson High School senior Jasmine Parker is headed for Santa Fe College on a scholarship to play on the next level. She said if she works hard enough and improves her skills, she would like to transfer to the University of Florida. â€œIf I feel I need a little more work Iâ€™ll play two years at Santa Fe,â€ she said. Parker, who holds a grade point average above 3.5 at Bronson High school will play catcher at Santa Fe. Parker is the daughter of Katrina Parker and Quinton Parker and her godfather, Franklin Schuler, is the mayor of Bronson. When asked about Schuler, who speaks with admiration about Parker, she said they are a tight knit family. She had high praise for her coach, Robert Patterson. She said Patterson has a talent to bring out the best in her. â€œHe sees so much more than I see, so heâ€™s always trying to yank it out,â€ she said. â€œCoach Parker stays on me; he pushes me to do better and gives me encouraging words.â€ When Parker arrives at Santa Fe College she will be a sophomore, having earned enough dual enrollment credits to start college a year ahead academically. Her goal in life is to become an athletic trainer. Patterson said he rst worked with Parker as a junior and she improved greatly into her senior year. â€œSheâ€™s a good utility player at catcher, shortstop and third base,â€ Patterson said. â€œShe has a big bat. She bats .470 and I think she can improve with coaching at Santa Fe. ey can give her one on one coaching.â€ Patterson added, â€œIâ€™m looking for her to improve going to the college level.â€Bronson Doesnâ€™t Deliver Expected Breakout Game against Trenton By Terry Witt Senior Staff Writer Bronson fans were hoping for a breakout performance by the varsity baseball team last ursday, but instead it appeared the team took a step back against Trenton. Trenton was fundamentally sound in nearly every phase of the game, defeating Bronson 6-2, although Coach Jim Smith felt Bronson managed to defeat itself for the rst time. e Eagles were not well focused. â€œey were just not ready to play, and thatâ€™s on me,â€ Smith said. â€œWe kind of went backwards tonight.â€ Bronson went into the game with a 6-10 record. Smith and the Bronson fans had hoped the Eagles would continue to show the type of skills they demonstrated in the previous two games against Lafayette County and Hamilton County, but that wasnâ€™t the case. e Eagles scored two walk-in runs in the bottom of the sixth inning when Trenton loaded the bases and walked ve batters in a row, but that was the total sum of the oense. Cole Crain scored on an Austin Hill walk and David Dees scored on a Tyler Sullivan walk. But those were the main highlights. Jordan Hewitt was the starting pitcher for Trenton and gave up one hit in the rst ve innings before he began walking batters. He walked in two Bronson runs. Michael Smith nished the nal inning-and-a-half, striking out three and giving up one double. He gave up no runs. It was a good night, and a bad one for Bronson. TV 20 was lming the game because starting Pitcher Ty Barber, the Bronson High School valedictorian was being recognized as Student Athlete of the Week. e camera was focused on Barber all night, but also on his teammates. Whether that proved to be a distraction is anyoneâ€™s guess. It wasnâ€™t an excuse for the way the team played. Errors killed the teamâ€™s chances of winning the game. e hitting was spotty. Bronson picked up one hit in the rst ve innings. â€œTonight for the rst time in a long time we beat ourselves,â€ Smith said. â€œMentally we werenâ€™t in the game. We were in spring break mode. Spring break started today.â€ After the game, Smith made the team take the eld and practice elding balls in the ineld and outeld to instill condence in their ball handling skills they seemed to have lost in the game. â€œWeâ€™re testing their mental toughness; that they can make plays when they focus,â€ Smith added. Statistically Barber gave up three unearned runs and three earned runs in ve innings, with three strike outs. Dees pitched the nal two innings, giving up no runs, no hits and striking out one batter. Hitting: Barber doubled and went 1-4; Cole Crain had 1 stolen base; David Dees scored a run and walked once; Tyler Sullivan was 1-2, walked once and had 1 RBI; and Austin Hill walked and had one RBI. When a player walks and forces in a run, it is counted as an RBI. Bronson wonâ€™t have a home game this week. e closest they will come to a home game is when the Eagles travel to Central Florida Community College to take on Chieand. Smith said he traditionally schedules one game on a college eld to give players the experience of playing in a college setting. Most great athletes have short memories when it comes to games where they didnâ€™t play well. ey put their mistakes behind them and focus on performing well on the next play, or in the next game. Hopefully the Bronson players will have short memories this week. Even the great athletes can have a bad game. Jasmine Parker gives Coach Robert Patterson a hug. She said he saw talents in her she didnâ€™t know about and drew them out of her. Photo by Terry Witt. Ty Barber, Bronsonâ€™s valedictorian delivers a pitch in the Trenton game. Photo by Terry Witt. Tyler Sullivan drifts back as he chases a y ball from rst base. He made the catch. Photo by Terry Witt. David Dees races across rst base but was called out. First baseman Jordan Hewitt (11) touched base before Dees. Hewitt pitched the rst ve innings for Trenton before moving to rst base. Photo by Terry Witt. Levy County Fair Opens This Weekende Levy County Fair will open ursday at the Williston Municipal Airport. e opening ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. e fair will go through Sunday. For those who haven't been to the fair, take U.S. 27 to Williston, turn south on U.S. 41 and go two miles. Watch for signs on your right. 2015 MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE Thurdsday April 9 4:00 PM Fair Opens 5:00 PM Little Miss Levy County Fair Rehearsal Ages 6-9 5:30 PM Jr & Miss Levy County Rehearsal Ages 10-14 & 15-18 6:30 PM Fair Opening Ceremonies 7:00 PM Reggie Stacy 7:30 PM Jackie McComb 7:55 PM Sami and Friends 8:15 PM Butch Batts and the SouthBound Band 10:00 PM Gates Close Friday April 10 4:00 PM Gates Open 4:30 PM Miss Levy County Fair Interviews Begin 6:00 PM Levy County Fair Queen Pageants 9:00 PM Fire Creek 12:00 MN Gates Close Saturday April 11 9:00 AM Gates Open 11:00 AM Mr. and Miss Tiny Tots Pageant Ages 2-5 2:00 PM Pageant for Pups 4:00 PM NuYu Tae Kwono Do Demonstration 6:00 PM Mark Copeland 8:00 PM Houston Keen 9:00 PM JamieDavis 12:00 MN Gates Close Sunday April 12 12:00 PM Gates Open 1:00 PM Jr. Karaoke Ages 14 and under/ First 10 to sign up 2:00 PM 5 Notas-Latin Band 3:30 PM Butch Batts & e South Bound Band 6:00 PM Karaoke Finals 9:00 PM Fair Closes
2B Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 9 High 5:55 AM 2.9 7:13 AM Set 10:49 AM 82 9 Low 11:26 AM 1.1 7:55 PM 9 High 5:08 PM 3.8 F 10 Low 12:19 AM -0.1 7:12 AM Rise 12:44 AM 74 10 High 6:52 AM 2.7 7:55 PM Set 11:42 AM 10 Low 12:13 PM 1.4 10 High 5:55 PM 3.6 Sa 11 Low 1:18 AM 0.0 7:11 AM Rise 1:37 AM 64 11 High 8:07 AM 2.6 7:56 PM Set 12:38 PM 11 Low 1:18 PM 1.6 11 High 6:59 PM 3.4 Su 12 Low 2:32 AM 0.2 7:09 AM Rise 2:28 AM 53 12 High 9:31 AM 2.6 7:56 PM Set 1:38 PM 12 Low 2:44 PM 1.6 12 High 8:27 PM 3.2 M 13 Low 3:53 AM 0.2 7:08 AM Rise 3:16 AM 42 13 High 10:46 AM 2.8 7:57 PM Set 2:41 PM 13 Low 4:16 PM 1.4 13 High 10:01 PM 3.2 Tu 14 Low 5:07 AM 0.2 7:07 AM Rise 4:03 AM 31 14 High 11:42 AM 3.1 7:58 PM Set 3:45 PM 14 Low 5:32 PM 1.0 14 High 11:23 PM 3.4 W 15 Low 6:08 AM 0.1 7:06 AM Rise 4:47 AM 21 15 High 12:26 PM 3.3 7:58 PM Set 4:50 PM 15 Low 6:32 PM 0.5Suwannee River EntranceTh 9 High 6:01 AM 2.6 7:13 AM Set 10:49 AM 82 9 Low 11:44 AM 1.0 7:55 PM 9 High 5:14 PM 3.3 F 10 Low 12:37 AM -0.1 7:12 AM Rise 12:45 AM 74 10 High 6:58 AM 2.4 7:56 PM Set 11:42 AM 10 Low 12:31 PM 1.3 10 High 6:01 PM 3.2 Sa 11 Low 1:36 AM 0.0 7:11 AM Rise 1:38 AM 64 11 High 8:13 AM 2.3 7:57 PM Set 12:39 PM 11 Low 1:36 PM 1.5 11 High 7:05 PM 3.0 Su 12 Low 2:50 AM 0.2 7:10 AM Rise 2:28 AM 53 12 High 9:37 AM 2.3 7:57 PM Set 1:39 PM 12 Low 3:02 PM 1.5 12 High 8:33 PM 2.8 M 13 Low 4:11 AM 0.2 7:09 AM Rise 3:17 AM 42 13 High 10:52 AM 2.5 7:58 PM Set 2:41 PM 13 Low 4:34 PM 1.3 13 High 10:07 PM 2.8 Tu 14 Low 5:25 AM 0.2 7:08 AM Rise 4:03 AM 31 14 High 11:48 AM 2.7 7:58 PM Set 3:45 PM 14 Low 5:50 PM 0.9 14 High 11:29 PM 3.0 W 15 Low 6:26 AM 0.1 7:06 AM Rise 4:48 AM 21 15 High 12:32 PM 2.9 7:59 PM Set 4:51 PM 15 Low 6:50 PM 0.5Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 9 Low 12:26 AM -0.2 7:12 AM Set 10:48 AM 82 9 High 6:02 AM 2.6 7:54 PM 9 Low 12:21 PM 1.0 9 High 5:15 PM 3.5 F 10 Low 1:14 AM -0.1 7:11 AM Rise 12:43 AM 74 10 High 6:59 AM 2.5 7:54 PM Set 11:41 AM 10 Low 1:08 PM 1.3 10 High 6:02 PM 3.3 Sa 11 Low 2:13 AM 0.0 7:10 AM Rise 1:36 AM 64 11 High 8:14 AM 2.4 7:55 PM Set 12:38 PM 11 Low 2:13 PM 1.5 11 High 7:06 PM 3.1 Su 12 Low 3:27 AM 0.2 7:08 AM Rise 2:26 AM 53 12 High 9:38 AM 2.4 7:55 PM Set 1:38 PM 12 Low 3:39 PM 1.5 12 High 8:34 PM 2.9 M 13 Low 4:48 AM 0.2 7:07 AM Rise 3:15 AM 42 13 High 10:53 AM 2.5 7:56 PM Set 2:40 PM 13 Low 5:11 PM 1.3 13 High 10:08 PM 2.9 Tu 14 Low 6:02 AM 0.2 7:06 AM Rise 4:01 AM 31 14 High 11:49 AM 2.8 7:56 PM Set 3:44 PM 14 Low 6:27 PM 0.9 14 High 11:30 PM 3.1 W 15 Low 7:03 AM 0.1 7:05 AM Rise 4:46 AM 21 15 High 12:33 PM 3.0 7:57 PM Set 4:49 PM 15 Low 7:27 PM 0.5Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson-/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 Levy County Community Calendar BELLVIEW Festival Weekends Apr. 11-26Timberline Farmâ€™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 â€“ 6PM on Saturday and 12PM â€“ 6PM on Sunday. Tickets and location information is available on the website www.TimberlineFarms.net or call (352) 4544113.BRONSONSchool Board of Levy County Board Meeting Apr. 14e School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on Apr. 14 at 6:00 PM. e public is always welcome to attend all Board Meetings which are held in the Board Room of the School Board of Levy County, 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, Florida.Bronson Town Council Meeting Apr. 20e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be Apr. 20 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall â€“ 352/486-2354.Jim Milton Cemetery Cleanup Apr. 25e Jim Milton Cemetery Committee is having a Cemetery Clean-up Day on April 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM â€“ 2:00 PM. Volunteers and families of loved ones are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. People in need of community service hours are welcome. If you have any questions or need information please contact 352/486-2354.Need Vendors for Bronson Blueberry Festival June 20e Town of Bronson is looking for vendors who are interested in participating in the Bronson Blueberry Festival on June 20th, 2015. e festivalâ€™s main focus is to promote the local blueberry farmers as well as the agricultural industry. We are welcoming food, arts & crafts, businesses and non-prot entities wishing to promote their business or organization. For further information please contact Town Hall 352/486-2354.Brothers of the Third Wheel Trikers Meet in Bronsone Nature Coast Chapter of e Brothers of the ird Wheel, an association for all trikers, meets the second Saturday of each month at the Bronson Restaurant on Alt. US 27 in Bronson. Coee at 9 AM, meeting starts at 10 AM sharp. New members very welcome. For more info call Joe Graves at 352/208-0517 or email: email@example.comLandrum American Legion in Bronson BingoLandrum Memorial American Legion Post 236 is located at 9550 N.E. U.S. Hwy 27 Alt. in Bronson and has Jackpot Bingo every Mon. and Sat. Night at 6:30 PM. Play for a chance at a $200 Jackpot. e Jackpot has progressive numbers each week until won. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 352/486-5003.Scrabble at Bronson LibraryFeel like teasing your brain? Enjoy nding those obscure words to use? Come join our Scrabble game at the Bronson Library every urs. morning, at 10:30. We have multiple boards and just added another one. Call the Bronson Library at 486-2015 to conrm we are meeting.The Childrenâ€™s TableLooking for a place to volunteer that really makes a dierence? e Childrenâ€™s Table urgently needs volunteers to help at their food bank location, 680 W. rasher Dr. (SR24) in Bronson, or to drive to pick up food. Call them, stop by or go to the site at: childrenstable.org e Childrenâ€™s Table also does Bingo on Fri. and Sat. nights at 6:30 p.m. to benet the food pantry at the old Campbellâ€™s Seafood House. Light refreshments are available. Call 352/486-6525 for more info.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting Apr. 21e next Cedar Key City Council is Apr. 21 at 6 PM. at the Cedar Key City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street â€“ 352/543-5132. Meetings are held the rst and third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.CHIEFLANDFriends of the Luther Calloway Library Meeting Apr. 9On the second ursday of each month the Friends meet to see how we can help the library by augmenting the funds available for books, dvds, etc. Each year we have two used book sales. e Friends like to make available programs of interest to the community. Come join us making the Library better. Membership is free. Look forward to seeing you soon. Any questions, please contact President Ann Brown at 352226-7413. Apr. 9Stop by and visit at e Chief eater on urs. Apr. 9 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM for an Open House Mixer presented by the Suwannee Valley Players and the Chieand Chamber of Commerce. Wait till you see e Chief eater! is prominent historical landmark was fully renovated recently. Come see for yourself and win a door prize, enjoy some food and beverages and hang out with friends from the community. For more info call the Chamber at 352/493-1849 or Diana Child at 352/493-4627 ext. 1.e Chieand Downtown Farmers Market will be held on Sat., Apr. 11 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, located at the Train Depot/ Nature Coast Trailhead Park, 23 SE 2nd Av, Chieand. Fresh, Seasonal, small farm, home-grown and Locally Made Food, crafts and Cottage Industry products! For more information please call 352/493-1849.Community 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgLighthouse Word Church will be giving away free hot dogs, drinks and chips at the south end of Chieand across from Gas Mart this Sat., Apr. 11 from 11:00 AM â€“ 2:00 PM. Come by for prayer, fellowship and a free lunch!e 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@ gmail.com; visit our website: SVPlayers.org; or follow us on Facebook.Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Volunteer North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2015#1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 340.00 380.00 355.00 200-249 lb 345.00 415.00 379.17 250-299 lb 350.00 390.00 372.50 300-349 lb 350.00 360.00 356.00 350-399 lb 312.50 325.00 315.36 400-449 lb 297.50 315.00 305.94 450-499 lb 277.50 290.00 280.00 500-549 lb 237.50 250.00 243.33 550.599 lb 237.50 240.00 238.33 600-649 lb 147.50 200.00 173.75 650-699 lb 190.00 215.00 202.50 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 300.00 340.00 329.50 200-249 lb 250.00 345.00 317.50 250-299 lb 310.00 35000 334.50 300-349 lb 315.00 350.00 333.25 350-399 lb 260.00 312.50 284.82 400-449 lb 275.00 297.50 285.33 450-499 lb 265.00 277.50 269.62 500-549 lb 185.00 237.50 223.75 550-599 lb 170.00 237.50 225.83 600-649 lb 132.50 147.50 140.00 650-699 lb 187.50 190.00 188.75 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 350.00 350.00 350.00 200-249 lb 320.00 340.00 330.00 250-299 lb 340.00 345.00 341.25 300-349 lb 317.50 340.00 329.17 350-399 lb 317.50 335.00 326.00 400-449 lb 260.00 265.00 263.75 450-499 lb 257.50 267.50 262.50 550-599 lb 227.50 227.50 2.27.50 600-649 lb 212.50 212.50 212.50 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 305.00 350.00 327.50 200-249 lb 155.00 320.00 268.75 250-299 lb 305.00 340.00 328.13 300-349 lb 270.00 317.50 293.50 350-399 lb 280.00 317.50 303.44 400-449 lb 240.00 280.00 248.93 450-499 lb 220.00 257.50 245.63 550-599 lb 227.50 227.50 227.50 600-649 lb 167.50 212.50 192.50 COWS 800-1000 lb 95.00 190.00 131.70 1000-1200 lb 92.00 157.50 107.63 1200-1400 lb 103.00 150.00 112.94 1400-1600 lb 105.00 130.00 112.00 1600-1800 lb 111.00 116.00 113.00 BULLS 1000-1200 120.00 120.00 120.00 1400-1600 124.00 146.00 135.00 1600-1800 129.00 139.00 134.67 1800-2000 146.00 146.00 146.00 PAIRS 1100.00 2475.00 1820.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 425 Slaughter cattle remained fairly steady this week. Replacement cattle continue to sell really well and will probably maintain that for quite a while. Calves under 350 lb were steady but over 350 lb were $2-3 higher. We are starting to see some better quality calves hit the market. Grass is growing so people may be holding onto their cattle a little while longer to put some weight on them. Risoli cattle topped the slaughter bolt market this week with $130.00 bought by Central Beef. Wade Bullock sold the top slaughter cow this week at $130.00. Ura Robinson sold the highest price replacement cow at $207.50 bought by W. C. Bailey. University of Florida sold the highest price replacement bull at $162.00 bought by JK Farms. Blake Hand sold the high price pair this week at $2475.00 bought by Frank Smith. e high price yearling went to F. Bullock LLC at $415.00 sold by Jesse Lee. 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. imaweb.com continued to page 3B
Around the Nature Coast 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.SRWMD Governing Board Meeting and Workshop Apr. 14On Tues., Apr. 14 the Suwannee River Water Management Districtâ€™s Governing Board will meet at 9:00 AM at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak. e meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate, and other various matters. A workshop will follow after the Governing Board meeting. For more information please call Lisa Cheshire at 386362-1001 or 800-226-1066 (FL only), or visit www. mysuwanneeriver.com. All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.District 5 LEPC Meeting for Apr. 15e next meeting of the District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee will be on Wed., Apr. 15. Training Sub-Committee will meet at 9:30 AM and the full LEPC will meet at 10:30 AM. e quarterly meeting will be held at the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council Oces at 1241 SW 10 St., Ocala. For more information please call 352/7321315.Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board Meeting Apr. 16e Levy County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board announces its regular quarterly LCB meeting. e meeting will be on urs., Apr. 16 at 10:00 AM. e meeting will be held at the Levy County Courthouse in the County Commissionersâ€™ Board Room, located at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson. e board meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact Lauren Yeatter at 352/732/1315 ext. 225 or email@example.com. 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.comLevy County BoCC Apr. 21e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Apr. 21 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. Bronson Alumni Basketball Game Set for May 2 A 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.SREC Levy County Senior Assistance ProgramSuwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has funds available to assist residents sixty years of age and older with energy crisis benets during the heating season. A household with an elderly person experiencing diculties with their primary heating source may qualify for assistance. For more information contact the local SREC oce for more information or to schedule an appointment call 352/ 490-7055.Do You Have Questions About Medicare?Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings? If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Aairs, for one-on-one counseling. SHINE Provides free, unbiased and condential assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. SHINE will be at: Wed., Apr. 15 1:30 â€“ 3:30 PM Chieand Senior Center Wed., May 6 1:30-3:30 PM Bronson Public Library Wed., May 6 10:00 AM-Noon Williston Public Library Wed., Apr. 13 10:00 AM-Noon Yankeetown Public LibrarySign Up Your Kids for Summer Camp NowDo you know a child who likes to be in the great outdoors? Give them an opportunity to expand their outdoor knowledge and learn about wildlife and sh plus participate in many outdoor activities including canoeing on beautiful Lake Eaton. Registration has begun for the Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionâ€™s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. Registration is limited; donâ€™t miss out on this exciting summer camp program. e summer camp is for boys and girls, ages 9-14, and focuses on wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and rearm safety. is year, the camp oers six one-week sessions beginning June 14. For more information and to register for the summer camp program, call 352/625-2804 or visit the website at Ocala Youth Camp or www.OcalaAdventureCamp.com.SHINE Needs VolunteersSHINE is a volunteer program with the FL. Dept. of Elder Aairs that assists Medicare beneciaries, their families and caregivers in all things Medicare. A SHINE volunteer divides their time between counseling sites and computer research at home to total approximately 20 hours/month. Training will consist of a 3-day state training program (Tues.-urs) and local mentoring with SHINE volunteers in April of 2015. A two-year commitment is requested. Computer skills are required as well as a background check and ngerprinting. e training program will be in Gainesville with lunch provided. If you live more than 50 miles from the training site, hotel bills and additional meals will be reimbursed at state per diem rates. Contact Mary Lee Tanca, SHINE Area Coordinator at 352/246-6726 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Mon.-Sat. for interview or application.Are you looking for an opportunity to make a dierence in your community? e Florida Ombudsman Program currently has volunteer opportunities available statewide. Our volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect and receiving the care they deserve. Ombudsman volunteers receive special training and participate in monthly program meetings. To learn more about becoming an ombudsman volunteer, please visit our website at www.ombudsman. myorida.com, search for us on Facebook, or call us toll-free at 1-888-831-0404.Elder Options, your Aging & Disability Resource Center, is seeking volunteers to serve on the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Boards in Bradford, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Putnam, and Union counties. ese boards provide advice to Community Transportation Coordinators on the provision of transportation services for persons unable to transport themselves because of income, age, or disability. Meetings are held quarterly. Potential members should reside within the county in which they wish to serve. Interested parties should contact Kathy Tolbert at 352/6925214 or tolbertk@agingresources .org or by mail at: Elder Options, 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301, Gainesville, FL 32607Rep. Charlie Stone (R-Ocala, Dist. 22) holds oce hours on the rst Tuesday of every month in Williston and Bronson, and the last Wednesday of every month in Chieand and Cedar Key. First Tuesday of month at: Bronson: 9-11:30 AM at Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building, 660 E. Hathaway Ave. (U.S. Alt. 27), Bronson; Williston : 1:30 4 PM at Williston City Council Chambers, 50 N.W. Main St., Williston Last Wednesday every month at: Chieand: 9 11:30 AM at Chieand Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chieand; Cedar Key: 1:30 4 PM at Cedar Key City Council Chambers, 490 Second St., Cedar Key.Community Calendar continued from page 2B Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers on urs., Apr. 16, from10:00 AM to noon at 304 North Main Street in Chieand. is prepares volunteers to assist in our oces, at the rift & Gift Shoppe, at Herryâ€™s Cafe and in community outreach work. To assist patients and their families, you will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class, oered separately. For information or to reserve your space, call Volunteer Services Manager Barbara Leanza at 352/493-1181 (866-642-0962 toll free).Come out to Manatee Springs State Park on Apr. 18 for the 23rd annual Old Fashioned River Party. is event will be held from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Listen to bluegrass, old-time, and folk music from a variety of local bands. e bands will be performing at the pavilion next to the concession stand, and food will be available. Bring the family and lawn chairs for a fun day of good music and good times.Levy County Republican Club Meeting Apr. 20e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at the Gathering Table at 116 N. Main Street in Chieand. e meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain whatâ€™s happening now and in the future of levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future. For more information please visit http://levyrepublicans.com/Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Apr. 21e Monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tues., Apr. 21 at 1:30 PM. e meeting will be at the Chieand Senior Center 305 SW 1st Street, in Chieand. If you are unable to attend this month meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday monthly at 1:30 PM. For more information, please call 352/490-7055 ext. 1.CROSS CITYe Cross City Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is located at 125 SE 165 Ave. (Airport Road) and hosts Bingo every Wed. and Sat at 6 PM. at the Chapter Hall.DUNNELLONSat., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org GAINESVILLEe 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 â€œFallen Heroes 5Kâ€ on Active.com. So grab your sneakers and meet us at UF Commuter Lot on Apr. 11!Dudley Farm Special Kids Event â€œPartake of the On Apr. 11 & 12, from 10:00 AM to 4:00PM, Dudley Farm will host a special kids event â€œPartake of the Pastâ€. Enjoy LIFE AS IT WAS as Girl Scouts portray 19th century farm girls cooking, cleaning, gardening, quilting, churning, washing, and playing. Participate and have fun while learning about history. Bring a picnic and stay the day. For more information please call 352/472-1142 or visit www. friendsofdudleyfarm.orgSun Country Dance eatre will present their 7th Annual Spring Youth Concert on Sat., Apr. 18, at 2:00PM is yearâ€™s production will be held at the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center, 1080 S.W. 11th St., Gainesville, FL. Our concert will feature an encore performance of â€œLittle Red Riding Hoodâ€, an original story ballet. And featuring our Guest Artists courtesy of Orlando Ballet II. All tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at Sun Country West or at the door on the day of the event. For questions contact email@example.com.Gainesville Sewing Circle Meeting Apr. 22e American Sewing Guild is a national not-for-prot dedicated to providing the broadest possible range of information, education, assistance and support to everyone who sews. With more than 140 chapters nationwide, ASG welcomes rank beginners as well as the more experienced; makers of garments, quilts, home dec and more to share accomplishments and new techniques, and to help one another solve sewing problems. e Gainesville Sewing Circle meets at 9:30AM at the Senior Recreation Center monthly on the fourth Wednesday.Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild Meeting May 7Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild, (QACDG) meets monthly the rst ursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Senior Recreation Center, 5701 N. W. 34th Boulevard, Gainesville. Refreshments at 9:30 AM., meeting begins 10 AM. Guests are welcome. For more information on the guild, call Beverley Hilton, (352) 373-7791, or go to www. qacdg.org.GILCHRIST COUNTYAmerican Legion Post 91 Come join us for Bingo every Tuesday evening at our smoke-free and alcohol-free Bingo Hall at 4200 S. US Hwy 129 between Trenton and Bell across from the â€œField of Dreamsâ€ with doors open at 6:30 PM and games at 7 PM. Bingo Games are open to the public. Free coee is provided or during the cooler winter season free hot chocolate. Regular Meetings: Mon. Boy Scout Troop 406; Sea Scout Ship 406; Tues. â€“ Bingo; Wed. Cub Scout Pack 406; urs. American Legion Post 91; American Legion Aux. Unit 91 American Legion Post 91 is a non-prot, nationally accredited Veteran Organization. To learn more call 1st Vice Commander Rod Lacey at 352/221-2352.MORRISTON House Apr. 25Come Help Horses at Beautyâ€™s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc. a local non-prot rescue organization in Morriston by attending a Help a Horse Open House on Sat. Apr. 25 from 12 PM to 4 PM. e ASPCA is oering chance for Beautyâ€™s Haven to win a $10,000 grant through this Open House. ere will be food and drinks, entertainment, special visiting animals, miniature horse Kissing Booth, Mammoth Mule, bake sale and more. Just signing the attendance roster will help along with using your social media to friends. To reserve your spot or RSVP or get info go to: www.bhfer.org, email: col@ bhfer.org, or visit the Facebook page.NEWBERRYNewberry Garden Clubâ€™s Annual Plant Sale Apr. 11e Newberry Garden Clubâ€™s Annual Plant Sale will be held on Sat. Apr. 11 from 8:00 AM to noon. is event supports community projects and scholarship funds. is event will be located at the parking lot of Newberryâ€™s United Methodist Church. 24845 W. Newberry Rd. Newberry.OCALAe 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 760 Hathaway Ave. (AIt 27)BronsonPrinter@gmail.com www.BronsonPrinter.comMon Fri 9am 3pm (or by appointment) Fax: 486-9054 486-9057 Document ServicesCopy Fax Scan Notary Public Printing Signs Rubber StampsShipping & DROP & SHIP Notary Available 9:15 AM 2:45PM continued to page 5B
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 â€œServing God & Loving Peopleâ€ Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Evening Worship 6:00 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:RA/GA Childrenâ€™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 32693352-463-2151www.pgbcfl.com Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming Manatee Springs Church of 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 Menâ€™s Group (breakfast) 707 N. Main St., 493-4627www.FUMCCHIEFLAND.com â€“ 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 CalendarFish Dinner at Holy Family Catholic Church Apr. 10Fish Dinner on Fri., Apr. 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Hall. Fried or baked sh, fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and choice of two sides of baked beans, coleslaw, or grits. Adults $7, Senior Citizen smaller Meal $6 and Children $4 (Under 12). Take out orders welcome; from 5 to 7 p.m. Zumba on ursdays at 6:30 p.m. Angel House rift Store Angel House will have $2.00 bag sale on April 10 and 11. Holy Family is located at 17353 NW Hwy. 27 Alt, 3 miles from Williston on North Hwy 27A; 352/528-2893. Anniversary Apr. 12Fanning Springs Community Church will be hosting its 18 year Homecoming Worship Service Sun. Apr. 12 at 10 a.m. (arrive early for fellowship and refreshments) at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion on U.S. Hwy 19 in Fanning Springs, the original location for the church 18 years ago. Guest Speaker is Dr. Craig Culbreth of the Florida Baptist Convention. e service is open to the public. For information: call 352/4632602 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgROY HUNTRoy Hunt of Williston passed away at the age of 65 on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Mr. Hunt was born in Gainesville, Florida but had lived in the Williston area for over 50 years. Mr. Hunt was a member of the 1966 class of Williston High School and worked for several years as an electrician and plumber. In his spare time, Mr. Hunt enjoyed gardening, planting trees and going to the mountains. Mr. Hunt was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife of 47 years Diane Hunt; a son, Shawn Hunt (Laura) of Williston; a daughter, Phoebe Holloway (Derek) of Ormond Beach; a sister, Liliana Wells of Williston; and his grandchildren, Brendan Devaul, Ethan Devaul and Madison Hunt. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Hunt will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Orange Hill Cemetery in Williston with Rev. Richard Harding and Mike Johnson ociating. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E. Noble Ave., Williston, Fla. 32696; (352) 528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at www. knaufuneralhomes.com LINDA E. JOHNSONMrs. Linda E. Johnson of Bronson, Florida passed away at the age of 73 on Sunday March 29, 2015. Mrs. Johnson was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania but had lived in the Bronson area for the past 32 years after moving here from Allenton, Penn. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Orlando Chapter #131 Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church of Williston. She loved to crochet, cook, and participate in the Prayer Shawl ministry at church. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her son Shawn Schnyder. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband Gary A. Johnson; her sons: Rick Schnyder of Bronson, Terry Schnyder of Hawthorne, Fla. and Dean Schnyder of Jonesville, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mrs. Johnson was held at Mt. Olive Meisenheimer cemetery in Dongola, Illinois Monday, April 6, 2015. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home-Williston, FL 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at www.knaufuneralhomes.comRUDINE MARY LIGHT DYKESJune 14, 1920 â€“ March 31, 2015 Rudine Mary Light Dykes of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 94 on March 31, 2015. Rudine was born at home on a farm in Marion County on June 14, 1920 (Flag Day) to Louis Samuel and Minnie Sophie Light. Rudineâ€™s life always centered around family and church. She liked to read and crochet and made over 50 afghans, including special orders for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She generously donated her time, talents and resources to others. Rudine graduated from Florida State College for Women (FSU) in 1941 with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Education. Rudine received a Masterâ€™s Degree from the University of Florida in 1951. Rudine taught elementary school in Marion, Gadsden, Palm Beach, Polk, and Dade counties. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, e Daughters of the Confederacy and e Salzburger Society. Rudineâ€™s ancestors left Austria in 1734 due to religious persecution. Until her health failed, Rudine faithfully attended the First United Methodist Church of Williston and was an active member of the United Methodist Women. Rudine was preceded in death by, her parents; a sister, Ethel Roma; brother, Louis Samuel, Jr.; beloved stepmother, Evelyn Light; and her loving and larger-than-life husband of 49 years, Joshua Emory Dykes. Rudine is survived by four children: Carol Ann Glass (Ted) of Williston, Laura Ellen Ramsey (Dennis) of Orange Park, Louis Emory Dykes (Joan) of Chatsworth, Georgia, and omas Otto Dykes (Diane) of Norfolk, Virginia; eight grandchildren and ve (soon to be seven) great-grandchildren all of whom will lovingly cherish the memories of a life well lived. Donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or the Alzheimerâ€™s Association. Services were held Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Williston First United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Orange Hill Cemetery. e family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home-Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.com RAY MORRIS ADAMSMr. Ray Morris Adams of Ormond Beach, Florida passed away at the age of 86 on March 31, 2015. Mr. Adams was born in Davenport, Fla. but had lived in the Trenton area for 21 years prior to moving to Ormond Beach a year and a half ago. Mr. Adams was a foreman for Florida Power and Light for several years and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Mr. Adams loved to work with his hands and could x anything. Mr. Adams is survived by his wife Norma J. Adams; a son, Steven Adams of Ormond Beach; his stepsons, John Brocious of Bunnell, Fla. and Greggory Brocious of Irvington, Alabama; his brothers, Charles J. Adams of Chieand and Walking Humbly with Your GodI didnâ€™t know a muerless station wagon could pass an eighteen wheeler on one of those interstate loops, but at fourteen, I reckon I didnâ€™t know a lot of things. I DID know if I wanted to see fteen Iâ€™d better get â€œDrunken Yee-Haw manâ€ to let me out of this hot-rod. I noticed my best friend Ray had his nger nails dug into his arm rest too. He shot me a â€œyou really know how to pick emâ€™â€ look. en he shouted over the scream of the engine, â€œHey man, you can just let us out here.â€ at Yee-Haw fellow, who seemed to be using his thumbs to navigate, dangerously took one of them o the wheel to scratch his greasy mane before slurring, â€œI thought you little dudes said you lived in south Memphis?â€ Before you know it, weâ€™re standing in a strange neighborhood watching Yee-Haw screech o into oncoming trac. I wanted to kiss the ground. However, clearly there was a long walk ahead of us, so we lumbered o. We made it home around midnight to nd both of our moms waiting out on the stoop, hands wringing and feet tapping; ready to spit nails and chew our tails. Once inside I tried to convince my mom it was Ray whoâ€™d talked me into sneaking o downtown to that rock concert. Heâ€™d talked me into staying when our ride threatened to leave. Heâ€™d showed me how to swipe beer from unwatched coolers. He even made me drink them! â€œat Ray,â€ I exclaimed, â€œI mightâ€™ve ended up a good kid if it werenâ€™t for him!â€ I went to bed that night with a tting nale for the day; grounded for life, and pretty condent Ray had been down the street giving an identical sob story to his mom about me. I always hated when I got grounded for life. Sometimes it could last for days. ankfully, the next morning Rayâ€™s mom didnâ€™t feel like going out, so she promised to un-ground Ray if he walked to the store and got her a coke. When my momma heard, she feared Iâ€™d expound on the injustice of it all. Her motherly instincts had never been more in tune. I did so for hours. She was resisting pretty good until I resorted to plan B. â€œMom,â€ I said reluctantly, â€œIf youâ€™ll de-ground me Iâ€™ll potentially consider the possibility of hypothetically cleaning my room.â€ She just couldnâ€™t help herself. â€œDeal,â€ she blurted out. I ran to tell my little brother Heath the good news, and of course, to strong arm him into doing the cleaning. â€œOnly if it comes down to it,â€ I promised. To make a long story short, by nightfall Ray and I were out running the streets again. But anywayItâ€™s a miracle I survived those rebellious years of my life. Some people may say I was just sowing my â€˜wild oatsâ€™, but that whole concept is a lame diversion from the truth. I only need three little letters to describe what I was doing, â€˜SINâ€™. If I had some kind of wild hormone thing going I should have found some dierent avenues for them, like school activities or sports. Maybe I couldâ€™ve used all that extra energy to do something good for Godâ€™s kingdom! My poor mom did her best, but I was just out of control, and not a day goes by I donâ€™t feel the sting of those wasted years. Iâ€™m so thankful God nally humbled me and taught me to stop plotting my course with my thumbs. Yee-Hawâ€™s thrill ride wonâ€™t get you home. Itâ€™ll land you somewhere you donâ€™t want to go; grounded for eternity. Blaming Ray wonâ€™t work with God either. A journey towards a life worth living must begin with one small step; howbeit an important one; to call on Jesus out of a humble heart. Let Him take you by the hand and teach you to walk in the right direction. ( He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 KJV) Take it from someone whoâ€™s been down a lot of roads, walking with the Lord is much better than riding with the devil. 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5B continued on page 7B GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2014 CA 000494 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST VELEITA H. LOVELACE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. To: CHRISTOPHER BROWN, 583 TIMBER TRACE COURT, ORANGE PARK, FL 32073 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER BROWN, 583 TIMBER TRACE COURT, ORANGE PARK, FL 32073 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 12, BLOCK B, WILLISTON HIGHLANDS, UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Casey Jernigan King, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 and of the abovestyled Court on or before May 11, 2015 or 30 otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and, seal of said Court on the 2 day of April, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Pub.: Apr. 9, 16, 2015. -------GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 38-2014-CA000566 PENNYMAC HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES ANDREW OWENS, MICALA OLIVIA OWENS, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final February 5, 2015 entered in Civil Case No. 38-2014-CA000566 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL. 32621 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 27 day of April, 2015 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Subdivision, Unit No. 2, according to the plat thereof 29, Public Records of Levy County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17 day of February, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, Attorney for Plaintiff 110 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Pub.: Apr. 9, 16, 2015. -----GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2014 CA 000573 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES HUDGINS A/K/A JAMES D. HUDGINS, VALERIE HUDGINS A/K/A VALERIE S. HUDGINS, FIRST PEOPLES BANK, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES HUDGINS A/K/A JAMES D. HUDGINS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VALERIE HUDGINS A/K/A VALERIE S. HUDGINS, Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final February 5, 2015, entered in Civil Case No. 2014 CA 000573 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Levy County, Bronson, sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main lobby of the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 27 day of April, 2015, at 11:00 AM, on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK L OF MANATEE FARMS ESTATES, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18 day of February, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Pub.: Apr. 9, 16, 2015. -------GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 2014 CA 000044 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB., Plaintiff vs. JEFFERY G. FUGATE; SARA BETH LESPERANCE A/K/A SARA FUGATE; WILLISTON HIGHLANDS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 3, 2015, and entered in 2014 CA 000044 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for LEVY County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and JEFFERY G. FUGATE; SARA BETH LESPERANCE A/K/A SARA FUGATE; WILLISTON HIGHLANDS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. are the Defendant(s). Danny Shipp as will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Main Lobby, 355 South Court Street Bronson FL 32621, at 11:00 AM on April 27, 2015, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 141, OF WILLISTON HIGHLANDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 67, 67A THRU 67M OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18 day of February, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Danny Shipp By:/s/ LaQuanda Latson Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Pub.: Apr. 9, 16, 2015. ------PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2015-CP-000050 IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL THOMAS WATERS Deceased. The administration of the estate of MICHAEL THOMAS WATERS, deceased, whose date of death was December 4, 2014; File Number 15-CP000050, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address 610, Bronson, FL 32621. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeâ€™s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentâ€™s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentâ€™s estate court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTâ€™S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this notice is: April 2, 2015. DANIEL JOSEPH WATERS Personal Representative 904 Amethyst Way Valrico, FL 33594 FBN: 114278 DBA@GendersAlvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 AFD@GendersAlvarez.com FBN 65928 WCM@GendersAlvarez.com GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE, P.A. 2307 West Cleveland Street Tampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 Eservice for all attorneys listed above: GADeservice@ GendersAlvarez.com Pub.: Apr. 2, 9, 2015. --------PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 2015 CP 000053 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD E. MILLS, Deceased The administration of the estate of Harold E. Mills, deceased, whose date of death was December 12, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Community Calendar continued from page 3Bsome hybrids not sold locally. For more info: Carolee Carter at 352/237-3308; 352/342-0363; email@example.comA 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 CREEKe 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.TRENTONAnother Way 25th Anniversary Gala and Banquet Apr. 11e Another Way 25th Anniversary Gala and Banquet will be held on Sat., April 11 from 6:00 to 10 PM, at the Otter Springs Lodge, Trenton. For Tickets or more information please call Becky Gill at 352/443-9096 or the Chieand Chamber 352/493-1849.WILLISTONSenior 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. e Grand Opening and First Annual Spring Festival at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens, Inc. will be celebrated April 18 â€“ 19. All are invited to attend with price admission being oered (adults $6; children $3). Vendors will be available with arts and crafts, plants, garden dcor, and many other items. ere will be live music from noon-5 each day and food vendors in attendance for the entire event. For more information please call 352/529-0055 or 352/812-2279. Williston City Council Meeting Apr. 21 e next regular City Council meeting is Tues., Apr. 21 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.Autism 4 Parents & Understanding U are hosting monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 40 NW 1st Street in Williston. For more information: 352/5291010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online website for information is: www. autism4parents.orgLevy Animal Friends Community Cat CampaignLevy Animal Friends, Inc. (LeAF) a county wide 501c3 organization, serving as a resource to all active Levy County rescue groups, is joining a local Community Cat Campaign to Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) Feral and Stray cats in colonies throughout the county. e rst step in this eort is to identify any unregistered colonies. If you are or know someone who is currently feeding a group of outdoor cats (10 or more), please contact us. e goal of this ongoing program organized by Sheltering Hands Pet Rescue is to register those who feed the colonies as â€œCaregivers,â€ train them in the process of TNR and organize trapping opportunities in order to neuter and control the growth of these groups. Please contact us if you wish to participate in the program or if you would like to help support these cats with feed or cash donations to provide veterinarian services. Email: LevyAnimalFriends@gmail.com or contact: Bob 642-6157 or Harry & Shirley 486-2067.Williston Lions Club Eventse Williston Lions Club meets on the 4th Wed. of every month at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston. e Club hosts regular weekly and monthly events for all to participate. We are always accepting new members and volunteers that want to help out in our community. Guests are welcome anytime. We are planning future events and would appreciate your assistance. Please call us at 352/214-3315. Wednesdays: e Childrenâ€™s Table is at the Club from 2 to 4:30 PM ursdays: Bingo at the Club @ 2 PM. Bring a new friend or canned goods for free cards. Fridays & Saturdays: Visit our indoor Flea Market from 9 AM to 3 PM.Healing the Heart ~ Renewing the Mind Christian 12 Step Ministries, Inc.Healing the Heart ~ Renewing the Mind Community Support Group meets at the Williston Library on Mon. Nights at 7:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM for those struggling with alcohol or other addictions or issues such as depression, food abuse etc. Jesus Christ is our Higher Power. Come join us! For more info call 352/529-7745.Heritage Park Market Apr. 11Heritage Park Market: Crafts, Farmers Market, Horsey Tack Trade all for sale. e Vendor Space proceeds will benet the Friends of Williston Horse Park for raising a roof over the horse arena. e dates are Apr. 11, May 9 and June 13, 8:00AM until 2:00PM at the Heritage Park Market, located in the same park as the Williston Peanut Festival. For Vendor Space Reservations please email: heritageparkmarket@yahoo. com.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 â€“A.F. Knotts Public Library Sale Apr. 11 e 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 â€“ Tues 3 PM-8 PM; Weds & urs 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturday 9 AM-1 PM. Visit our website at http://www.friendsofafknotts.com for more information. Inglis Council Meeting Apr. 14e Town of Inglisâ€™ next regular Commission meeting will be on Apr. 14 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis â€“ 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.4th Annual Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature e 4th Annual Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club Nature Coast Challengeâ€“A Catch, Photo, Release Fishing Tournament will be held Sat. April 18at rst safe light. e Captainâ€™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 Captainâ€™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 â€“ 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.
6B Obituaries continued from page 4B A year of celebration will begin on Sunday, April 12th for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Chieand. ey are celebrating their 30th Anniversary on that date with a Festival Service at 10:30 a.m. and an old fashioned â€˜Fish Fryâ€™ in their fellowship hall following that service. James Swilley, a Chieand native and church member is in charge of the sh fry and is famous for his â€˜secret ingredientsâ€™ in the batter. e birth of this congregation was in 1979 when Chieand residents Amelia and Leonard Sommers attended worship services at First Lutheran Church in Gainesville and repeatedly asked the pastor, Rev. Robert Besalski, if there was a possibility of starting a mission church in Chieand. Several years later, Besalski told Sommers to arrange a meeting date for people who were interested in a Lutheran church. e Sommersâ€™ along with their granddaughters and husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lawson and Mr. and Mrs. James Swilley, and 35 other people attended a meeting on February 16, 1982. Shortly thereafter, Pastor Besalski requested the Mission Board of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (Florida-Georgia District) to call a pastor for this edgling group. Two months later, the rst service was held at the Womenâ€™s Club on Park Avenue in Chieand on Easter Sunday, April 11, 1982, with Pastor Besalski conducting the service. Two weeks later, Sunday school classes for children and adults and the rst communion service were held. e rst pastor was Rev. John Duerr who arrived on August 15, 1982 and served that congregation until 1983 when he accepted another call to Lodi, California. e pastors of First Lutheran in Gainesville served the congregation then until their second pastor, Rev. Jeery Moore, was installed on June 10, 1984. He served the dual parishes of Chieand, and Rainbow Lakes Lutheran Church in Dunnellon. e churchâ€™s constitution was formally accepted by the district and ocially adopted by the congregation on April 14, 1985 -the ocial â€˜birthdayâ€™ of that congregation. A building program started soon after and their church building was completed and dedicated one year later on April 13, 1986. e architect for the building was Mr. Lou Schilling, then and still today in Gainesville. After Pastor Moore took another call, the congregation was served by the Rev. Philip M. Vangen who was resident pastor until October of 1990. In June of 1991, Rev. Jerrold M. Collins answered Godâ€™s call to serve in Chieand where he stayed until 1996. Rev. Larry F. Davis was then installed as pastor until the Rev. Graham B. Glover took over the pastoral reins and stayed with the church until the winter of 2008 when he entered the United States Armed Services as a Chaplain serving in Germany. e Rev. Louis H. Abel, Jr. became the seventh pastor on May 25, 2008 and is still in that position today. As they experienced growth, they have re-instituted a childrenâ€™s Sunday School, made renovations on the church and purchased a new organ. As the Good Shepherd congregation looks back at the past 30 years, the best way to summarize what has been done is to point to Godâ€™s grace and love, and say that He has enabled them to accomplish an impossible task on an impossible budget on an impossible schedule. Some of this He did through skill, some through dedication and some with just plain hard work of the people. Some things God accomplished in spite of His peopleâ€™s frailties. And most importantly, the people of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will say that God did all this by his miraculous power in ways we donâ€™t know! To God be the Glory! Good Shepherd Lutheran Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary on April 12 Robert E. Adams of Denton, Texas; his sister, Emma J. Chickering of Trenton; two grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Graveside services were held for Mr. Adams at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Ebenezer Cemetery outside of Chieand with Reverend Gynn Webber ociating. Donations may be made to Vitas Hospice. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral HomeChieand, FL 32626; 352/493-4777. Please sign the guestbook at www.knaufuneralhomes.com WALTER ALTON COMBEEMay 4, 1935 â€“ April 1, 2015 Walter Alton Combee of Old Town, Florida passed away on April 1, 2015 at the age of 79. Walt was born May 4, 1935 to William H. and Mildred M. Combee. He came from a humble family, and grew up in depression-era St. Petersburg as the third of four children. Walt joined the Navy when he was 17 years old and, following his military service, returned to St. Pete to pursue a successful career as a general contractor. Walt oversaw several major building projects in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, and singlehandedly built his own home in Old Town. Walt loved his family and always worked hard to provide for his wife and children. He loved life, was funny and jovial, and liked to make people laugh. He lived large, and was always the life of the party. Walt was an exceptionally hard worker and pursued excellence in all his work. He respected good craftsmanship and was characterized by fairness toward his colleagues and employees. Walt is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sandy, and his ve children: Walter, Kim, LeeAnn, Chris and Catherine, and nine grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Chieand. e interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg. Online condolences can be made at our website www. hiers-baxley.com Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd. Chieand, FL; 352/493-0050.ANGELINA JOSEPHINE COBLEMrs. Angelina Josephine Coble of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 89 on April 2, 2015. Angelina was born in New York but had lived in the Williston area since 1985 after moving here from Miami, Fla. where she had resided for more than 30 years. Angelina was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed tennis, playing cards, cooking, trips and get-togethers with family. Angelina was a member of the Ladies Guild at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Williston. Angelina was preceded in death by her husband Bill â€œWinkâ€ Coble; her rst husband, Huey Aaron; and a grandson, Michael Cuello. She is survived by her daughters: Debbie Kicinski (Ed) of Malabar, Fla., Vivian Bermudez (Rene) of Miami, Peggy Jo Foreman (Ronnie), Patty Cuello, and Angela Colina (Juan) all of Williston; twelve grandchildren: Missy, (Rick); Dena (Richard); Ryan (Sylvia); Christina (Mark); Rachel; Regina; Lauren (Jeremy); Raymond; Stephanie; William; and Jace; three great-grandchildren: Angelina, Gunnar and Emerson; and many nieces and nephews. A viewing was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Holy Family Catholic Church 17353 N E Hwy 27 Alt in Williston followed by a Mass at 11:00. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. at 2:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association or Haven Hospice in Chieand, Fla. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home-Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at www. knaufuneralhomes.comL. B. KING, JRSeptember 26, 1935 â€“ April 3, 2015 Mr. L. B. King, Jr. of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 79 at his home on Friday, April 3, 2015. Mr. King was born in Shamrock, Florida on September 26, 1935. He served in the United States Army before returning home to own and operate the King Gulf, BP and now Marathon Gas and Oil Companies, King Tire and Oil and Handy Randyâ€™s Store from 1960 until 2010. He was a member of the Shamrock Lodge #268 in Cross City, Morocco Temple Shrine Club, Suwannee River Shrine Club and Dixie Shrine Club, Dixie County Rotary Club and the Dixie Cattlemanâ€™s Association. He enjoyed hunting, running his dogs, shing and working with his cows. He attended and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City. Mr. King is survived by his son, Randy (Donna) King of Old Town; daughter, Pamela (Randy) Music of Cross City; grandchildren: Tyler, Lee, Zachary, Benjamin, Donavon, and Kimberly; great-grandchild, Adelynne; and sisters: Lucille Futch of Cross City, Mary Hobbs of Ocala and Janet Pitts of Cross City. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Cross City on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Brown and Rev. Gerald Hollis ociating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation was held at the funeral home on Monday evening, April 6, 2015 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.ANNIE LOU SUMMERS LEEJanuary 31, 1939 â€“ April 5, 2015 Annie Lou Summers Lee passed away at the age of 76 on April 5, 2015 at the Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton, Florida. Annie was born on January 31, 1939 in Trenton to Charlie Leroy Summers and Mozell Corbin Summers. She was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County, a homemaker and a member of Trenton Church of Christ. Annie was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Lee, and a son, Tommie E. Lee. She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Ann (James) Seawright of Silsbee, Texas; three sons: Clarence A. (Leslie) Lee of Silsbee, Texas, Jessie W. Lee of North Carolina and Michael R. (Sheila) Lee of Silsbee, Texas; three sisters: Myrtle Lee of North Carolina, Eunice Sherin of Trenton and Avie Lou (Hugh) Sanders of Bell; four brothers: Jimmie (Elsa) Summers, Freddie (Roselle) Summers and Harry (Mary Jo) Summers all of Trenton and Ray (Marilyn) Summers of Alachua; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside Services were held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Kent Heaton ociating. Arrangements were placed under the care of Watson Funeral Home, 426 W. Wade Street, Trenton, FL. 32693; (352/463-8888. Online condolences or to sign the guest book at www. watsonfhtrenton.comEVELYN GRANTHAMOctober 17, 1941 â€“ April 7, 2015 Evelyn Lucille (Mercer) Grantham passed away at the age of 73 on April 7, 2015. She was born October 17, 1941 in Brunswick, Georgia to James Lester Mercer and Alice Lourie (Bennett) Mercer and later moved to Tampa, Florida. Evelyn most enjoyed spending time with all of her family and loving on all of her babies. She was a true Southern Belle and always had a funny saying or phrase. She attended Bronson Road Church and shared her love of the Lord with everyone near to her. Evelyn was the matriarch of her family and has served as Mama, Nana, Aunt Oobie, Sister and Ebby. She spent her life loving and serving her family and the â€œlove of her life.â€ Evelyn is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Ronald â€œRedâ€ Grantham; two daughters, Rhonda (Eddie) Cox and Terri (Charlie) Cheston; one sister, Bessie Lane; six grandchildren, four great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. Evelynâ€™s life will be celebrated with her loved ones on Sunday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. at Bronson Road Church,13830 NE 80th Avenue, Bronson, FL 32621. In lieu of owers, please make donations to Haven Hospice of Chieand, FL or Bronson Road Church. AMVETS Riders Chapter 422 Raises $3000 for Camp ValorOn Wed. April 1, AMVETS Riders Chapter 422 presented Dan Cavanaugh and Debbie Destin of Camp Valor For Vets, Inc. with a check for $3000. is check was the result of the AMVETS Riders Chapter 422 Annual Poker Run which was dedicated to Camp Valor. e Poker Run had over 80 riders and passengers which ran from AMVETS Post 422 to Camp Valor to AMVETS Post 88 to AMVETS Post 42 and ended back at AMVETS Post 422 in Fanning Springs with a fantastic BBQ dinner. AMVETS Riders Chapter 422 would like to thank its sponsors/donors: AMVETS Post 422, Joppa Lodge No. 4, Universal Gaming, Taste of Dixie Diner, Verizon Wireless, as well as all those who donated prizes, to make this such a huge success. We would like to thank the members of AMVETS Post 422 for all their help, especially Commander Mary Lee Layne, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422, Sons of AMVETS Squadron 422, Paul Arnold, John Loucks, Ann Marie Wright and everyone else who helped bring this together. â€”submitted Pictured L-R: Joe Oxendine, Joe Elko, Eric Daniels, Linwood Koonce, Dan Cavanaugh, Debbie Destin, David Erhardt, Lee Layne, Guye Daniels, Pat Plemmons, Kenny Spillers, and Marshall Watchinski.
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Fine thread 6. â€œDig in!â€ 7. Display of kindness, sympathy and generosity 8. Injections of liquid into the rectum 9. Member of the Quechuan people in Peru 10. Enter (2 wds) 11. QBâ€™s cry 14. Study of the physical world (2 wds) 15. Copy 16. Banana oil, e.g. 20. Agreeing (with) 22. Chop nely 24. Blowgun ammo 26. Burlap ber 27. Diminish 29. Mountain pool 30. Sulk 32. Golf club 33. Chutzpah 34. Inhabitant of ancient Ephesus 35. â€œ___ who?â€ 39. Archaeological nd 40. Birchbark 41. Dense growth of trees 42. Impressive displays or collections 44. Peels 45. Wine stoppers 47. â€œEmpedocles on ___â€ (Matthew Arnold poem) 50. â€œA pox on you!â€ 51. Cable network 52. Appropriate Crossword Puzzlee answers for this weekâ€™s crossword puzzle are on page 7A. Down JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy County email advertising@ levyjournal.com Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court St., Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the co-personal representatives and the copersonal representativesâ€™ attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentâ€™s estate on whom a copy of this notice has been with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentâ€™s estate court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTâ€™S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this notice is April 2, 2015. Co-Personal Representative: /s/ Harold Lee Mills Attorneys for Co-Personal Representative Harold Lee Mills: /s/ Larry E. Ciesla 4400 NW 23rd Ave., Suite A Gainesville, FL 32606 (352) 378-5603 (voice) (352) 387-5604 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Florida Bar N. 283533 and Brent G. Siegel 4046 West Newberry Road Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 375-7000 Co-Personal Representative: /s/ Michael Lyn Mills Attorneys for Co-Personal Representative Michael Lyn Mills: /s/ Shannon M. Miller The Miller Elder Law Firm 1204 NW 69th Terrace, Suite D Gainesville, FL 32605 (352) 379-1900 (352) 379-3926 (facsimile) Shannon@MillerElderLawFirm. com Florida Bar No. 35556 and by:/s/ Charles W. Littell Florida Bar No. 174593 4041 NW 37th Place Suite B Gainesville, FL 32606 Telephone: (352) 376-5242 Facsimile: (352) 378-9326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email2: email@example.com Pub.: April 2, 9, 2015. -----------PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 38-2015-CP-000052 I N RE: ESTATE OF JACQUELYN A. POINTING Deceased. The administration of the estate of JACQUELYN A. POINTING, deceased, File Number 38-2015-CP-000052, is pending in the Circuit Court for Levy County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The name and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeâ€™s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentâ€™s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedentâ€™s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTâ€™S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this Notice is April 2, 2015. Personal Representative/ Petitioner: /s/ NANCY J. PADEWER 5744 Pine Tree Drive Sanibel, Florida 33957 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ MARTIN S. ROSENBLOOM , ESQ. Florida Bar No. 323470 P.O. BOX 16325 Plantation, Florida 33318 Telephone: (954) 792-2710 Pub.: Apr. 2, 9, 2015. -----------CASE NO.: 38-2014-DR000804 Division: ASHLEY MELINDA BELINSKI, Petitioner and JAMES DAVID GALLOWAY, Respondent. TO: JAMES DAVID GALLOWAY Last Known Address: 15936 CR 252 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Paternity has been are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, whose address is 8031 NE 190 Ave., Williston, FL 32696 on or before March 25, 2015, and of this Court at Levy County Courthouse, 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, review these documents upon request. Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal Dated: March 2, 2015 (COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Sue Smith Pub.: Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 2015. ---------------QUASI-JUDICIAL Petition No: 15-03-Bosshardt Applicant(s): Carol Bosshardt D/B/A Deer Trail Location: 10 Deer Trail Circle, Bronson, Florida 32621 Legal: PARCEL # 22099-000-00 Notice is hereby given that a Quasi-Judicial hearing will be conducted by the Town Board of Bronson on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers at 660 East Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, Florida to hear and act upon a request for a Variance. Petitioners are requesting a variance in the Southerly The reason for the request is that during construction an have been used as a reference point. All interested persons are urged to attend this hearing. Comments may be forwarded to the Town of Bronson, PO Box 266, Bronson, Florida 32621, or Bronson, Florida. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to at least 48 hours-before the of Bronson (352) 486-2354 or townofbronson.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice). Pub.: Apr. 9, 16, 2015. -------PUBLIC AVAILABILITY Pursuant to section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), the following information is available to the public upon request during normal 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee: Material Safety Data Sheets; Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms; Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Forms; Emergency Follow-up Notices; Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan for the Withlacoochee Region (Marion, Sumter, Levy, Hernando and Citrus Counties). To obtain information on the above items, please contact the Local Emergency Planning Committee located at: Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council 1241 S. W. 10th Street Ocala, FL 34471-0323 (352) 732-1315, ext. 228 Pub.: April 9, 2015. ----------The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a series the Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative to gather results of 19 model scenarios. with an open house from 4:30 and discussion with a panel of experts starting at 5:30 p.m., and then the open house continues until 7:30 p.m. Pasco County Pasco High School 36850 SR 52, Dade City, FL 33525 Sumter County South Sumter High School 706 N. Main St., Bushnell, FL 33513 May 7, 2015 Citrus County Cornerstone Baptist Church 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452 Levy County Club, 5 56th St., May 21, 2015 Hernando County District Headquarters 2379 Broad St., A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: 1(800)423-1476 (FL only) or (352)796-7211. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Districtâ€™s functions, including access to and participation in the Districtâ€™s programs and activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Districtâ€™s Human Resources Bureau Chief, 2379 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4703; or email ADACoordinator@Water Matters.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board/Committee with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. For more information, you watermatters.org; 1(800) 423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, x4410 (Ad Order EXE0409) Pub.: April 9, 2015. ---------To Whom It May Concern : Let this serve as Legal Notice that Connie L. Scanlon has applied to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to Fla. Stat. 177.101(3)(6) and Levy County Code Sec. 50-536(c)-(e), to vacate HIPPS ADDITION NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded records of Levy County, Florida. Pub.: Apr. 9, 2015. --------To Whom It May Concern: Let this serve as Legal Notice Ritter have applied to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to Fla. Stat. 177.101(3)-(6) and Levy County Code Sec. 50-536(c)-(e), to vacate a portion of Fugateâ€™s Addition No. 2, according to the Plat thereof Page 7, public records of Levy County, Florida. Pub.: Apr. 9, 2015. ----------------------------------------SALES----------------------------------SHERIFFâ€™S SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued out of the County Court for Levy County, Florida on the 8 day of January, 2014 in the cause wherein MLH II, L.P. was Plaintiff and PAULA D. DALLAS-PENNY was the Defendant, being case number 38-1999-SC-415 in said court, I, Robert B. McCallum, Jr., as Sheriff of Levy County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title, and interest of the Defendant, PAULA D. DALLASPENNY, in and to the following described personal property: 1 (One) 2007 Dodge Magnum, silver in color, VIN# 2D4GV57227H631135 On the 7 day of May, 2015 at Bronson Lube, 555 North Hathaway Avenue, Bronson, FL 32621, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. I will offer for sale and sell all of the said Defendantâ€™s right, title, and interest in the above described personal property at public auction and will sell the same subject to prior liens, encumbrances, and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for cash in hand and/or to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the described execution. Robert B. McCallum, Jr., Sheriff Levy County, Florida In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Levy County Sheriffâ€™s the proceeding at P.O. Drawer 1719, Bronson, Florida 32621. Telephone: (352) 486-5207, Lt. Todd Polo. Pub: Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015. ---------BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up
Easter Deviled Eggs1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon Creamy Poppyseed Salad Dressing**the secret ingredient! 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (or sprinkle to taste) 1/8 teaspoon onion powder (or sprinkle to taste) Sprinkle of paprika Boil as many eggs as you desire. is recipe is for 8 eggs/16 halves. After eggs cool and shelled, cut in half. Scoop out the yolk into bowl and add the ingredients. Stir and mix together. Prepare the egg dye per package directions. Gently drop a half boiled egg white into dye. Do the same for all colors. Remove when egg is desired color. Place a spoonful of the yolk egg mixture in each egg half. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.Coconut Milk Cake1 Yellow Cake Mix without pudding 1 can (16-180z) Pinacolada Mix (liquid) 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 can (16-18oz) crushed pineapple 1 large container dairy whipped cream (such as Cool Whip) Coconut (desired amount) Mix and bake yellow cake mix according to package directions is a 9X13 pan. Let cake cool slightly. While cake is still warm, poke holes throughout top of cake. Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk and Pinacolada mix over cake. Let cake cool completely and spread the crushed pineapple on top then cover with the whipped cream. Sprinkle generous amount of coconut on top of the whipped cream and refrigerate overnight.Pennyâ€™sRecipes DIY TIP of the WeekGarbage Disposal Cleaninge best way to clean and deodorize your garbage disposal is to freeze fruit rinds than run them down the disposal followed by lots of cold water. I always thought that if I wasn't a volume farmer or agricultural giant there was no reason for me to call the Levy County Extension service. I was SO wrong. I saw an article in the paper about a volunteer program oered there. e Nature Coast Master Gardener Program is only one of gems available at your county Extension oce. e Florida Master Gardener (MG) program trains volunteers statewide. Called the Nature Coast MG locally, training is a minimum of 50 hours in partnership with Levy County Board of County Commissioners, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) and the Levy County Extension oce. Training covers a range of Florida-Friendly practices, water use/management and prudent fertilizer or pesticide use. After completion of the classroom training, volunteers are guided toward programs and events where they share homeowner recommendations and options based on the IFAS library of studies and data. MGs may be found at community exhibits and festivals. Starting with a simple call to the Levy County Extension oce at 352/486-5131 or a visit to the website: http://levy.ifas. u.edu/ , one may have a wide variety of questions answered. Like, identication questions â€“ i.e. what is that growing in my yard? or help determining what kind of fertilizer or pesticides, if any, to use. Yard consultations are available to Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County residents. Yard Advisors consult with residents on landscape and garden questions specic to your site. Taking into consideration your goals for the landscape, sun/shade patterns, soils and desired maintenance, Advisors provide research-based options for North Florida. e landscape and garden consultation is free on rst-call basis. A roster of future events may be found on the Levy Extension website. Plant questions and specimens may be brought to the UF/IFAS MG booth or visit the Extension oce. Congratulations to the most recent 23, awesome volunteer graduates...the 2015 class of Nature Coast Master Gardeners. I am proud and excited to be among them. â€”submitted by Peggy Allen.Sowing, Sprouting & Blooming with Levy County Extension Service Standing L-R Carol Wood, Debbie Goad, Joyce Hinkle, Maureen MacCausland, Irene Gagliardi, Ann Young, Will Boggs, Debra Weiss, Fran Krawetz, Else Brunner, Sally Collins, Deb Terenzio, Dietrich Stewart, Peggy Allen, Stan VanEtten (not pictured), Katie Granger. Seated L-R Kathi Bowker, Dave Treharne, Wendy Biggs, Joey Greene, Rachel VanEtten (not pictured), Scott Hedrick, Sharon Kay. Photo courtesy of Maggie Biggersta. For more information www.levycountyfair.com April 9-12 Thursday Night OnlyThursday 4 PM â€“ 10 PM Friday 4 PMâ€“ Midnight Saturday 11 AM â€“ Midnight Sunday 12 PM â€“ 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 KeennFireCreekButch Batts and The SouthBound Bandnn5 NotasnGate TimesMark Copelandn TEC Competes in Area Games for Special Olympics On March 28, nine members of Tomorrowâ€™s Equestrian Center in Williston competed in the Area Games for the Special Olympics at Marion erapeutic Riding Association (MTRA). e top winners will compete in their specialties at the Special Olympics State Games to be held on May 1 and 2 at Grand Oaks in Weirsdale. ree area groups vied for slots at the State Games in assisted and independent walk/trot classes. Hundreds of volunteers and family members turned out to make the Area Game a huge success. If you would like to volunteer in this rewarding endeavor please contact Sandy Arbour at 352/528-3445.Help a Horse Day Open House Apr. 25Beautyâ€™s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) non-prot organization in Morriston that needs the help of the community. e American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is oering a $10,000 grant to be won by an organization that works hard to reduce the suering, or potential suering, of equines at risk of neglect, abuse and homelessness which is what Beautyâ€™s Haven is all about. Part of the requirement to win is to create a major event that brings attention to the plight of horses in need. And that is where the community comes in. Beautyâ€™s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue is hosting a â€œHelp a Horse Dayâ€ Open House on Saturday April 25 from 12 PM to 4 PM with live entertainment, a tack rerun sale, appearances by special horse and donkeys including those that are â€˜kicking equine cancer,â€™ kids games, good and drinks, a silent auction, professional presentations, Lilyâ€™s (miniature horse) Kiss Booth, hands on Matilda the Mammoth Mule, a bake sale, and more. Just signing the attendance roster will help along with sending the event info out on your social media. Beautyâ€™s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue has been awarded Veried status by the Gloval Federation of Animal Sanctuaries that provides standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, is a Guidestar Exchange Silver Participant and GreatNonprot Top Rated 2014 Non-Prot organization and is not funded by any local, state or Federal agency. Beautyâ€™s Haven operates solely from tax deductible donations made by the public, fundraisers and grants from organizations like the ASPCA. Come and spend a day Helping Horses with us on April 25 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and reserve your spot or visit us on Facebook or the website at www.bhfer.org