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Sex Oender Status 2-3A Meth Busts 3A Summer Camp & Libraries 6A Rotary Fishing Tourney 8A Endurance Rider 1B Kids & Seniors 8Bcontinued to page 3A continued to page 5A continued to page 5A continued to page 5A Woman Gets Six Month Jail Term in 2014 Pedestrian DeathBy Terry WittSenior S taff WriterA woman who struck and killed a man walking home from a Bronson area bar on Aug. 23, 2014 and then drove away has been sentenced to six months in the Levy County Detention Center. Janine Ann Blythe, 51, was a waitress at Willard’s Bar and Grill the night she hit James omas Lowman on County Road 337 as she was rummaging in her truck console. She told Florida Highway Patrol investigators she thought she hit a deer, but because the road was dark and lonely her boyfriend advised her to leave the area without checking to see what she hit. Circuit Judge Williams Davis accepted Blythe’s plea of no contest to leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and gave her credit for 22 days served in jail. He suspended her driver’s license for three years and ordered her to serve ve years of probation after she completes her jail sentence. She must make restitution to the victim’s family and must enter a drug treatment program and must also submit to drug and alcohol testing and complete 50 hours of community service. Lowman was walking home from Williard’s Bar and Grill on CR 337. A security video at the bar indicated Lowman left at 10:08 p.m. and started walking ve minutes later. Blythe left the bar at 10:45 p.m. She was driving a 2013 white Chevrolet pickup truck. Lowman was ve days away from his 70th birthday when he was struck and killed. Blythe’s truck struck Lowman with the left front of the vehicle and he was thrown in a southeast direction across the northbound lane onto the east grass shoulder, according to FHP. Vehicle parts were scattered along the east and west shoulders of CR 337. A blue jean mark was found in the southbound lane, indicating the area of impact. Blood stains were found in the northbound lane. Witness Frank Adams may have been the last person to see Lowman alive. He was driving home on CR 337 at about 10:30 p.m. when he saw a man standing in the southbound lane. When he drove past the man and looked in his rearview mirror the man remained standing in the roadway. When FHP investigators rst contacted Blythe at Willard’s she said she knew nothing about the crash that killed Lowman, but investigators said she appeared to resist questioning. She drove on CR 337 to and from work. Investigators determined from an employee of Palm Chevrolet that the vehicle parts found at the scene were from a white 2013 Chevy pickup truck. FHP found Blythe’s truck repaired and parked at Alec’s Collision shop in Dunnellon. It was parked in a secure area of the business.Commission Gives King Road Mine Permit to New Company By Terry WittSenior Staff Writere King Road Mine north of Inglis and Yankeetown isn’t dead yet, and Levy County Commissioners Tuesday agreed to transfer an existing permit to a new company that plans to mine the property for lime rock. Commissioners voted unanimously to transfer a special exception permit from Tarmac America LLC to King Roads Aggregates, LLC., the new company planning to take over mining operations after a nal federal permit is secured. Plum Creek owns the property. e property to be mined covers 4,756 acres of land. Plum Creek is preserving 4,526 acres of land as mitigation for the wetlands that will be destroyed during mining operations. Tarmac America has decided to pull its mining operations out of Florida. King Roads Aggregates is taking its place and awaiting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approval. Assuming the Corps grants the permit, King Roads Aggregates would come back before the county commission to obtain an excavation permit. A test pit dug by Tarmac won’t be relled. It is part of an area where the mining is to take place. Tarmac dug the hole to determine the quality of rock beneath the surface. e mine is expected to add jobs to the county and it will also add a considerable amount of truck trac to U.S. 19. One of the concerns of residents was the truck trac that would pass through Inglis. Some residents were also concerned about the damage to wetlands in the mining area. Limerock is mined in the Floridan Aquifer, the source of drinking water for Levy County. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBackhoe Gate is nally over for the Town of Bronson. Town Council members voted 4-1 Monday to give an aging backhoe to Aaron Robinson, the man who repaired it for more than $9,700. Mayor Franklin Schuler cast the lone vote against giving Robinson the backhoe. e council was unable to agree on why the 30-yearold backhoe was xed by Robinson, a longtime friend of the town. His wife Susie, the town’s deputy clerk, was serving as the replacement for Clerk Kelli Brettel as the council tried to sort out what happened with the backhoe. When the dust nally settled, Councilman Bruce Greenlee made the motion to give Robinson the backhoe for what he has invested in repairs and parts, calling it “a wash.” e backhoe is so old that when fully repaired it probably won’t be worth what Robinson says he has spent -$9,874.37. Robinson owns two other backhoes, one smaller and one much larger, but neither is ideal for moving the trees on his property. e aging backhoe is the right size. e frustrating part from Greenlee’s point of view is that Robinson repaired the broken down backhoe without formal approval of the full town council, but Robinson said he and Greenlee had made an agreement in a doorway discussion after a council meeting for him to buy the backhoe in exchange for services he provided in moving a portable classroom for the town. He thought the doorway discussion was supported by the full council. Greenlee doesn’t recall the conversation. Robinson said it was witnessed by six other people. e two men never found common ground on the issue and rather than belabor the point, Greenlee felt it was best to give the backhoe to Robinson for what he had invested in repairs and labor, since the town has no use for the backhoe anymore. e town has purchased a new backhoe. But Greenlee made it clear he didn’t want anyone thinking he was involved in inappropriate activity. He said he tried to make the process as transparent as possible. However, nothing was written down to prove who said what to whom. “I don’t want it to be perceived that I went outside the council to get this done,” he said. From Robinson’s perspective, it boiled down to the doorway conversation. Greenlee said he can’t remember the conversation, but he said he had made a suggestion to swap the backhoe for the services Robinson performed moving a doublewide portable By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Town Council members interviewed three additional applicants for the town’s vacant public works director position Monday, but postponed a nal decision until they can notify all candidates the town provides no retirement benets. e lack of a retirement system didn’t occur to council members until after candidate Anthony Lopez was interviewed. He is the water and sewer superintendent for Newberry with Class C licenses to operate the water and sewer plants. As soon as Lopez was brought back to be informed that the town provides no retirement benets, he politely withdrew his application. He receives retirement benets at Newberry but had felt the public works director position was more attractive than being a water and sewer superintendent. Lopez was by far the most qualied candidate due to his 21 years of experience in Newberry and his state licenses in water and sewer, but without retirement benets he wasn’t interested. One of the remaining nalists is Shane Council Retreats from Final Decision for Public Works DirectorBronson Council Ends Controversy, Gives Backhoe to Businessman County’s Department of Public Safety Director Low Key but Powerful By Terry WittSenior S taff WriterLevy County Public Safety Director David Knowles often keeps a low prole in county commission meetings, using his public speaking time to make recommendations about purchasing medical and re equipment or asking for contract approvals, and straying from controversy. But Knowles wields considerable power as the DPS director and critics say he is controversial and sometimes dicult to work with. Commissioners acknowledged for the rst time Tuesday that all re departments in the county submit their requests for county re funding to Knowles and he reviews the budgets to determine whether the proposed spending is justied and if there are deciencies. Knowles then makes recommendations to the commission, which has the nal say on re department budgets and the EMS budget. When commissioners refused at Tuesday’s meeting to give the South Levy Volunteer Fire Department any additional funding to pay $9,610 for insurance and repairs to a tanker truck, Commission Chairman John Meeks told Chief Roger Crossman he would have to work though the Department of Public Safety to correct deciencies in the organization such Bronson’s Post Season Ends with Loss to Hamilton CountyWayne Shipp makes a tactical move to slide wide at home plate and score Bronson’s rst run. Photo by Terry Witt. See the story and the pictures on page 1B


2A Jail Media Report from 04/27/2015 to 05/03/2015ABSHIER, DIANA LYNN, 41, OF SUMMERFIELD, FL: FRAUD-INSUFF FUNDS CHECK OBTAIN GOODS SERVICES 150 DOLS OR MORE. ADAMS, JASON ERIC, 20, OF INGLIS, FL: PROB VIOLATION. BOWERS, MARKITA LOUISE, 27, OF BRONSON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 6. DELOACH, SAMUEL SCOTT, 44, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: FELONY DUI. DINKINS, DANIEL LEE, 31, OF GLEN ST MARY, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT X 2. DURFEE, JAMES ERWIN, 67, OF INGLIS, FL: BATTERY ON PERSON 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. ECKBLAD, GEORGE, 27, HOMELESS: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. EPPS, BRAXTON TEREL, 22, OF WILLISTON, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. FLOYD, RICHARD ELLIE, 51, OF INGLIS, FL: DOMESTIC BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE. FULLBRIGHT IV, JOHN LAWSON, 30, OF OCKLAWAHA, FL: OBSCENE MATERIALPOSSESS POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICTION CHILD SEX CONDUCT. HINKLE, DAVID MICHAEL, 58, OF WILLISTON, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT. HUGHES, TAMMY PATRICE, 53, OF DESTIN, FL: BATTERY ON OFFICER FIREFIGHTER EMT ETC; CRIMES AGAINST PERSON ABUSE ELDERLY OR DISABLED ADULT WO GREAT HARM. JENKINS, CHARLES LENON, 59, OF WILLISTON, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. JONES, MICHAEL, 62, OF TRENTON, FL: NEGLECT CHILD NEGLECT CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM; DRUGSPRODUCE PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; DRUGS-DELIV/DISTR METHAMPHETAMINE TO UNDER 18 YOA; AMPHETAMINETRAFFIC OR METHAMPHETAMINE Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most Wanted14 GRAMS OR OVER; FAMILY OFFENSE INTERFERE W CUSTODY OF MINOR INCOMP PERSON; CONTRIB DELINQ MINOR OR DEPENDENCY OF. KIRK, ADAM JOSEPH, 29, OF CROSS CITY, FL: PROB VIOLATION. LOPEZ, JUAN, 22, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DOMESTIC BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE. MCLEOD, CHRISTOPHER ROBYN, 35, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: BURGL DWELLING STRUCTURE OR CONVEYANCE ARMED; LARC GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS; LARC GRAND THEFT OF FIREARM. MOON, BRANDIE LYNN, 35, OF CROSS CITY, FL: VOP-PETIT THEFT. PARROTT, MALLORY NICOLE, 25, OF OLD TOWN, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. PECK, STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER, 26, OF OLD TOWN, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. PONCE, KELLIE CHANTEL, 24, OF TRENTON, FL: VOP-POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. RIVES, KEN STEPHON, 35, OF WILLISTON, FL: WITHHOLD SUPPORT NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. ROTH, PAUL EDWARD, 46, OF BRONSON, FL: WITHHOLD SUPPORT NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE; OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE; RESIST MILLER, LORI CROSS CITY FTA LARCENY BOND 1,000MITCHEM, SAVONTA GAINESVILLE VOP GRAND THEFT NO BOND STRATTON, TIY INGLIS VOP GRAND THEFT NO BOND TEASE, NEVIA OCALA VOP CONSPIRACY TO MANUFACTURE METH OFFICER OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE. SEYEZ, FREDERICK, 22, OF TRENTON, FL: VOPBURGLARY; VOP-GRAND THEFT. SMAIL, THOMAS EARL, 32, OF HOMOSSASSA, FL: DWLSR. SWANSON, STEVEN JAMES, 42, OF REDDICK, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED CONVEYANCE UNARMED; LARC PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS. TURNER, CHRISTOPHER RYAN, 25, OF OLD TOWN, FL: BURGL UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; LARC GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. WELLS, DANNY O’NEAL, 59, OF ARCHER, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE. WHEELER, ZACHARY LEE HUNTER, 19, OF WILLISTON, FL: CRUELTY TOWARD CHILD ABUSE CHILD WITHOUT GREAT BODILY HARM.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) WALKER, DAVID GAINESVILLE FTA NO DRIVERS LICENSE BOND 1,000 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR PINE STREET SIDEWALK PROJECT The Town of Bronson will be accepting proposals at the Bronson Town Hall at 650 Oak Street, Bronson, Florida, for a total length of 2300 lineal feet of 4 foot wide sidewalk construction until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. At that time the proposals will be opened and evaluated. The proposal shall include unit prices as length of walkway completed. Clerk as listed above. All questions from proposers shall be addressed to the Town submittal. The Town of Bronson reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the proposals, in the best interest of the Town of Bronson. The Contractor will be expected to furnish all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals to construct the site improvements in a timely and workmanlike fashion of insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00, or as directed by the Bronson Town Board, along with the Bid. The Contractor shall inspect the Site to familiarize himself with the topography prior to submitting a bid. The Town shall as a part of the contracted project, retain a professional land assure that all work will be limited to Town owned property. Those points shall be maintained by the Contractor throughout the sidewalk construction project. The cost of the surveyor shall be paid by the Town as an incidental cost expense. The Town shall furnish and install all signs relating to the Crosswalk and shall paint any striping designating the proposed crosswalk. Prior to starting any excavation, the Contractor shall be responsible for the location of all utilities which may be in or near the area to be excavated. Failure to comply with this requirement may be cause for immediate termination of the Contract. Dispose of excess spoil as directed by the Town, SCOPE OF WORK: TYPE 1 SIDEWALK The project shall consist of clearing all sod and roots from under the proposed walkway, excavating existing soil to provide for placement of approximately 1900 Lineal Feet of four inch thick 4 feet wide poured concrete walkway placed with the will allow for a smooth transition of grade change. The side rate of change shall be a minimum of 1 %, preferably towards the street side of the walkway to provide positive TYPE II SIDEWALK Type II Sidewalks shall be similar to Type I, except that Type II sidewalks are to be placed under any gravel or stone driveways or under any paved street where shown on the Plans. The Type II Sidewalk shall be poured Concrete to a depth of 6 Allowance for 400 LF of Type ll sidewalk shall be included in the lump sum bid. hydrant, or tree, the walk shall be routed in a smooth curve on the street side of the obstruction. Pub.: Apr. 30, May 7, 2015. 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 On Friday May 15, 2015 the Williston Police Department will sponsor a memorial to honor all law enforcement ocers who have died in the line of duty. e memorial will take place at the Heritage Park Pavilion at 10:00 A.M. and the keynote speaker will be State Attorney William “Bill” Cervone. During the memorial Corporal David W. Moss of the Williston Police Department will also be honored. Cpl. Moss was murdered in the line of duty on July 30, 1988. Currently in America a police ocer dies in the line of duty every 58 hours. In the State of Florida six ocers and one K-9 ocer lost their lives last year protecting the communities they served. We wish to honor the ultimate sacrices made by the ocers who make our communities a safe place to live, work and raise a family. FDLE Sexual Oender Status Alerte Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement has reported that the prole for the following registered Sex Oender has changed. Joel Ramirez of 6881 NE 115 Terrace, Williston, FL is now serving a court-ordered term of community monitoring under the authority of the Department of Corrections and/or the Florida Parole Commission under his status as: Supervised – Florida Dept. of Corrections. Joel Ramirez is a White male, black hair, brown eyes, 5’5”, 185 lbs with a date of birth of 9/5/71 and resides at 6881 NE 115 Terrace, Williston, FL 32696-9723 Ramirez was convicted on 3/18/2013 for a sex oense of Lewd or lascivious molestation, victim 12-15 under F.S. 800.04(5)(c)(2) in Orange County, FL. Williston Police Department Honors Law Enforcement Ocers May 15 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s Our Journal 20/20 Special: Y our Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10 Each Additional Word. AdsJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County


3A rfntbt n rrfntb tnt nbnrr Dixie County Sheri’s Oce Arrests Four in Meth Buste Dixie County Sheri’s Oce made several arrests and the subsequent seizure of three jars with 1260 grams of methamphetamine from a home in Cross City. Deputies and investigators arrived at the home on SE 294 Street, just outside of Cross City, to nd two male individuals attempting to leave the home while carrying several bags. Inside the deputies found the home’s resident who denied any knowledge of the two individuals activity. A subsequent search of the premises and bags carried by the individuals revealed items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and methamphetamine product. While continuing their investigation and search of the home, investigators found another suspect hiding in the attic buried under the attic’s insulation. Deputies also learned that a friend and her young daughter had stayed at the home on ursday night and when that friend awakened early Friday morning she found them cooking methamphetamine. She then called a relative to come get her and her daughter and take them away from the home. ose arrested in connection with the methamphetamine production included: Cynthia Snellgrove, 29, of Cross City; Dustin Reeves, 25, Of Old Town; and Justin Jerrells, 27, of Cross City. Snellgrove, Reeves and Jerrells were all charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine, tracking in methamphetamine and child neglect/endangerment. Also arrested during the course of this investigation was William Miller, 23, of Chieand. Miller was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. —submitted by Dixie County Levy County sheri’s investigators arrested a Fanning Springs property owner on April 30 for the manufacture and use of methamphetamine. Michael Austin Jones, 61, was cooking methamphetamine four times a day at 8841 NW 174th St., depending on his ability to nd the necessary ingredients, according to investigators. Investigators served a search warrant and found numerous items used to manufacture methamphetamine including dismantled lithium batteries, muratic acid, drain cleaner, used hypodermic needles, smoking pipes and electronic sales. Investigators also seized 30 grams of liquid “meth oil.” Investigators also developed evidence that Jones had an unrelated minor female residing at the house with him. He was arrested on charges of tracking in methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, child neglect, distribution of Methamphetamine, interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Jones was given a bond of $150,000 on the interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of minor charges. Bond has not been set on the other charges. e sheri’s oce encourages the public to contact us or crime stoppers of Levy County to report suspicious methamphetamine activity. FDLE Sexual Oender Status Alerte Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement has reported that the prole for the following registered Sex Oender has changed. David Earl Williams, 49, a/k/a David Earnest Williams Jr., David E. Williams Jr., David Ernest Williams, David Williams, David Styles, David Ernest Williams Jr., whose permanent address is now 10090 NE 72 Street, Bronson, FL is listed as – Released: Subject to Registration dened by FDLE as No longer under any form of connement, supervision or any other court imposed sanction. Still required to register in accordance with Florida law. David Earl Williams is a White male, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5’6”, 216 lbs with a date of birth of 9/4/65 and resides at 10090 NE 72 Street, Bronson, FL 32621-4547 Ramirez was convicted on 12/16/87 of Sexual Battery/WPN or Force, F.S. 194.011(3) dened as: A person who commits sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older, without that person's consent, and in the process thereof uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or uses actual physical force likely to cause serious personal injury in Putnam County, Florida; and on 10/17/05 of Sex Oender Failure to Comply Registration, F.S. 943.0435(9) in Baker County, Florida. By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterBronson Fire Rescue is back on its feet and running smoothly under Fire Chief Dennis Russell with the addition of crucial new re gear. Russell said the town last week received 10 new air packs purchased with $25,000 of county commission funding secured with the support of Public Safety Director David Knowles and $30,000 of town funds. e re department had been using four used air packs for 24 reghters before receiving the new air packs. e old air packs, which were damaged from being used in res, will be used for training purposes. Russell said the old air packs, which provide air to reghters when they are in a smoky or burning buildings posed a danger to the reghters. e new packs are reliable and provide more air to the reghter. “at’s the most important piece of equipment we wear other than masks,” Russell said. Speaking of masks, Russell said the town council purchased 10 new re resistant masks at a cost of $7,000. He said the masks are re resistant and allow reghters to breath air while allowing them to see the re. Bronson Town Council members also purchased 11 handheld radios that can be used with the county’s new VHF communications system whenever it comes on line, according to Russell. e cost of the radios was $11,000. Half was funded by a grant from the Florida Division of Forestry and half by the town council. e rechargeable radios serve as pagers and voice communication devices when reghters are on duty. “We’re getting there,” Russell said.Bronson Fire Rescue Upgrading Its Fire Gear and Radios Bronson Fire Chief Dennis Russell shows o one of the new air packs. Photo by Terry Witt. Eleven new handheld radios will be used when the county’s VHF system comes on line. Photo by Terry Witt. The new re masks are state of the art in terms of re resistance. Photo by Terry Witt. Blythe had brought the vehicle in for repairs on the day after the fatal crash. She said she hit a deer and wanted the truck repaired for a trip she was taking. Vehicle parts taken from the vehicle by the repair shop included a mirror, fog light and headlight assemblies. FHP Investigators found what appeared to be blood on the inside fender. When investigators talked to Blythe on Aug. 29 she said she as rummaging in her center console while looking down as she drove when she felt the impact on CR 337. She didn’t stop and assumed she had collided with a deer. DNA found on the damaged vehicle parts matched Lowman’s blood. His blood was found on the fender and glass pieces inside the fender. Blythe was originally arrested on a charge of failing to stop at a vehicle crash involving death and tampering with evidence, but she pleaded to a lesser charge of leaving the scene of the accident with serious bodily injury.Woman Gets Six Month Jail Term in 2014 Pedestrian Death continued from page 1ASheri’s Oce Busts Meth Producer at Fanning Springs Home IT PAYS TO ADVERTISEAnd there’s no better place than the Levy County Journal . 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4A OPINION LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:A.D. Andrews – Publisher Linda Cooper – General Manager Kathy Hilliard – CopyEditor Terry Witt – Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart – Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout Bronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher’s liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy deadline is noon Friday. LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateAmong the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri -but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a eeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina. Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that a white policeman was cleared of charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. In a world where the truth means so little, and headstrong preconceptions seem to be all that matter, what hope is there for rational words or rational behavior, much less mutual understanding across racial lines? When the recorded fatal shooting of a eeing man in South Carolina brought instant condemnation by whites and blacks alike, and by the most conservative as well as the most liberal commentators, that moment of mutual understanding was very eeting, as if mutual understanding were something to be avoided, as a threat to a vision of “us against them” that was more popular. at vision is nowhere more clearly expressed than in attempts to automatically depict whatever social problems exist in ghetto communities as being caused by the sins or negligence of whites, whether racism in general or a “legacy of slavery” in particular. Like most emotionally powerful visions, it is seldom, if ever, subjected to the test of evidence. e “legacy of slavery” argument is not just an excuse for inexcusable behavior in the ghettos. In a larger sense, it is an evasion of responsibility for the disastrous consequences of the prevailing social vision of our times, and the political policies based on that vision, over the past half century. Anyone who is serious about evidence need only compare black communities as they evolved in the rst 100 years after slavery with black communities as they evolved in the rst 50 years after the explosive growth of the welfare state, beginning in the 1960s. You would be hard-pressed to nd as many ghetto riots prior to the 1960s as we have seen just in the past year, much less in the 50 years since a wave of such riots swept across the country in 1965. We are told that such riots are a result of black poverty and white racism. But in fact -for those who still have some respect for facts -black poverty was far worse, and white racism was far worse, prior to 1960. But violent crime within black ghettos was far less. Murder rates among black males were going down -repeat, DOWN -during the much lamented 1950s, while it went up after the much celebrated 1960s, reaching levels more than double what they had been before. Most black children were raised in two-parent families prior to the 1960s. But today the great majority of black children are raised in one-parent families. Such trends are not unique to blacks, nor even to the United States. e welfare state has led to remarkably similar trends among the white underclass in England over the same period. Just read “Life at the Bottom,” by eodore Dalrymple, a British physician who worked in a hospital in a white slum neighborhood. You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization -including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain -without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large. Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state -and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves. One key fact that keeps getting ignored is that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits every year since 1994. Behavior matters and facts matter, more than the prevailing social visions or political empires built on those visions. omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Michele MalkinCreators SyndicateIt’s never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the socialjustice-spender-in-chief. But it’s never, ever enough. e latest paroxysm of urban violence, looting, and recriminations in Baltimore prompted President Obama on Tuesday to trot out his frayed Blame e Callous, TightFisted Republicans card. After dispensing with an obligatory wrist-slap of toilet paper-and Oreo-lching “protesters” who are burning Charm City to the ground (he hurriedly changed it to “criminals and thugs” mid-word), the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner got down to his usual business: hectoring his political opponents and grousing that America hasn’t forked over enough money for him to make the “massive investments” needed to “make a dierence right now.” If we are “serious” about preventing more riots, the president declared, then “the rest of us” (translation: all of us stingy conservatives) have to make sure “we are providing early education” and “making investments” so that inner-city youths are “getting the training they need to nd jobs.” Narcissus on the Potomac wheedled that “there’s a bunch of my agenda that would make a dierence right now.” Me, me, me! His laundry list of the supposedly underfunded cures that he can’t get through Congress includes “school reform,” “job training” and “some investments in infrastructure” to “attract new businesses.” I’ll give POTUS credit: He can lay it on thicker than a John Deere manure spreader. Let’s talk “massive investments,” shall we? In 2009, Obama and the Democrats rammed the $840 billion federal stimulus package through Capitol Hill under the guise of immediate job creation and economic recovery. An estimated $64 billion went to public school districts; another nearly $50 billion went for other education spending. is included $13 billion for low-income public school kids; $4.1 billion for Head Start and childcare services; $650 million for educational technology; $200 million for working college students; and $70 million for homeless children. How’s that all working out? Last week, economists from the St. Louis Federal Reserve surveyed more than 6,700 education stimulus recipients and concluded that for every $1 million of stimulus grants to a district, a measly 1.5 jobs were created. “Moreover, all of this increase came in the form of nonteaching sta,” the report found, and the “jobs eect was also not statistically dierent from zero.” More than three-quarters of the jobs “created or saved” in the rst year of the stimulus were government jobs, while roughly 1 million private sector jobs were forestalled or destroyed, according to Ohio State University. President Obama later admitted “there was no such thing” as “shovel-ready projects.” But there were plenty of pork-ready recipients, from green energy billionaires to union bosses to Democratic campaign nance bundlers. About $230 billion in porkulus funds was set aside for infrastructure projects, yet less than a year later, Obama was back asking for another $50 billion to pour down the infrastructure black hole. In 2010, President Obama signed the so-called Edujobs bill into law -a $26 billion political wealth redistribution scheme paying back Big Labor for funding Democratic congressional campaigns. A year later, several were spending the money to plug budget shortfalls instead of hiring teachers. Other recipients received billions despite having full educational payrolls and not knowing what to do with the big bucks. In 2012, with bipartisan support, Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act “to encourage startups and support our nation’s small businesses.” In July 2014, with bipartisan support, Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to “help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.” (Never mind that a GAO review of the feds’ existing 47 job-training programs run by nine dierent agencies “generally found the eects of participation were not consistent across programs, with only some demonstrating positive impacts that tended to be small, inconclusive or restricted to short-term impacts.”) In December 2014, the White House unveiled nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to “expand access to highquality early childhood education to every child in America” from “birth and continuing to age 5.” at’s all on top of the $6 billion government-funded national service and education initiative known as the SERVE America Act, which was enacted less than a month after the nearly $1 trillion stimulus with the help of a majority of Big Government Senate Republicans. e SERVE America Act included $1.1 billion to increase the investment in national service opportunities; $97 million for Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zones; and nearly $400 million for the Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund. e “social innovation” slush fund was intended to “create new knowledge about how to solve social challenges in the areas of economic opportunity, youth development and school support, and healthy futures, and to improve our nation’s problem-solving infrastructure in low-income communities.” e biggest beneciaries? Obama’s progressive cronies. Apparently, the richly funded “social innovators” haven’t reached the looter-prone neighborhoods of Baltimore yet. But it’s not ideologically bankrupt Obama’s fault. It’s ours. Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” (Regnery 2010). Her e-mail address is COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Race, Politics and Lies Debunking Obama’s Bilious Baltimore BabbleLetter to the EditorMay is Juror Appreciation MonthOn behalf of the Judges and sta of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, I’d like to express my appreciation to those of you who have answered the call for jury duty. I understand it’s not always a convenient or welcome duty, but it is a critical part of our court system. Since the birth of our great nation, the right of an individual to be heard by a jury of their peers, has been considered an essential element of our democracy. e essence of jury service is to help resolve disputes by listening to witnesses and reviewing evidence. In criminal cases, jurors decide if people are guilty or not guilty. In civil cases they decide if fellow citizens are liable or blameless. Jurors’ decisions may result in a criminal defendant going to prison for decades or going free. In a civil case, a jury verdict can result in millions of dollars being paid to a party who is harmed. It is this review by one’s peers that lends credibility and transparency to our justice system. By serving as a juror, you are putting one more brick in the foundation of our democracy. We in the court system know that serving as a juror can be a sacrice. However, every one of us benets when others in our community serve as jurors. Please know that jurors are highly respected by judges, ocers of the court, and court personnel, and when you serve you will be treated with the respect and appreciation you deserve. ank you once again for taking your turn in the great American tradition of jury service. Robert E. Roundtree, Jr. Chief Judge Eighth Judicial Circuit


5A Word Search Acted Alien Ashes Awake Beings Chase Close Coating Comma Creep Crush Demonstration Doctor Drove Duties Erase Furry Glands Grasp Greece Growl Headed Heart Icicles Inches Items Management Model Nearer Nests Ocean Other Parks Peaks Press Rapidly Ridge Roads Roller Shaken Sirup Slanted Solve Stout Strike Tennis Tiger Toads Waiting Wandered WronglyCongressman Ted S. Yoho to Host Town Hall Discussion in WillistonCongressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-3) will be hosting a town hall discussion to address local and national issues of importance. e Congressman will be speaking with constituents from the 3rd district on Monday, May 11 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30) in the Council Room at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main St., Williston, FL 32696. e discussion meeting is open to the public. For more information about the town hall discussion please call: Gainesville Oce at 352/505-0838 or the Orange Park Oce at 904/276-9626. Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Aairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional District. County’s Department of Public Safety Director Low Key but Powerful continued from page 1Aas reghters without certications. e power to review re department requests for county re funding and make recommendations to commissioners is signicant. City and rural re departments receive county special assessment funding to ght res in areas outside their city limits and the funding has been built into their budgets for years. Losing part of all of that county funding could place a hardship on cities. Crossman said if the county hadn’t made such deep cuts to his department’s budget last year he wouldn’t need an additional infusion of cash for insurance and repairs. e county cut his budget by $10,000. County Coordinator Freddie Moody said it wasn’t Knowles who pushed to cut Crossman’s budget, but rather former commissioner Ryan Bell who felt too much money was being spent by Crossman to pay himself and his wife, among other things, according to Moody. Commissioner Mike Joyner suggested Crossman get rid of his cable television, Verizon cell bill and cell phones to save money. Grossman said that’s already been accomplished. Commissioner Danny Stevens was concerned that Crossman waited until ve days before the insurance was due to approach commissioners. He suggested Crossman use his existing allocation of county re funds to pay the insurance bill and make repairs to a tanker truck and if he needs more money to contact the county. Crossman receives $7,000 per quarter. Stevens said there really hasn’t been much change in how the Department of Emergency Medical Services operates since the creation of the Department of Public Safety and the hiring of Knowles in 2011. “It was just a name change only,” Stevens said. But creation of DPS resulted in major changes. Prior to DPS, an ambulance director managed EMS and the county’s rural and city re chiefs made recommendations to the county commission for distribution of county re funding through the Fire Advisory Board. e Fire Advisory Board was disbanded when DPS was created and Knowles was hired. e advisory board consisted of re chiefs from around the county meeting to discuss issues facing their departments and making recommendations for the distribution of county re funding. ose powers now belong to Knowles. Knowles has begun meeting with re chiefs every month, but he questioned why a Levy County Journal reporter attended April’s meeting. e 2011 resolution gave DPS broad powers, saying the department is responsible for “ensuring the health, safety and welfare of County citizens” through the management, operation and control of emergency Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support transport and non-transport services, and re/rescue response and related functions of County governments. e resolution went on to explain that the powers of the department Knowles operates include providing re/rescue and re protection services within the unincorporated areas of the County and within any municipal boundaries that have been authorized by the Board (county commission) and by the city involved. DPS’s powers include re prevention, re inspection and re code enforcement services and operating a re training academy at the former women’s prison seven miles south of Bronson. Knowles has spent $338,000 in tax dollars remodeling the former prison and converting former dorms into classrooms for training, oce space and one building into storage space. County commissioners authorized him to spend the money. Moody said when Knowles reviews re department budgets, one of the main things he examines is the number of calls the department makes. He said if re departments disagree with the recommendations for their re funding, they go to the county commission to appeal for more money. But commissioners frequently support Knowles. Moody made one other point. He said DPS was created in part to ll the gap resulting from the collapse of small volunteer re departments. Morriston Montbrook was the rst to go, then Gulf Hammock, Rosewood and Fowlers Blu. Some re departments have found it more dicult to recruit volunteer reghters due to the state requirements for training. Many people can’t aord to spend that much time training to be a volunteer. e requirements made it more dicult for some rural departments to survive in Levy County. Crossman’s department is the last volunteer department in the county. Knowles is often the focus of controversy in the county because he has considerable authority. He has been given the power to recommend how much county re funding city departments receive and his critics say he abuses his power by trying to cut funding from departments that question or challenge his recommendations, allegations Knowles denies. He has created daytime re departments in Fowlers Blu, Rosewood and Morriston-Montbrook, but city re departments are required by mutual aid agreements to cover for those parttime departments at night when county volunteers can’t or don’t respond to the calls. e controversy about Knowles continues to simmer behind the scenes.classroom to James H. Cobb Park. e cost of moving the classroom was $4,700. Greenlee said he consulted with Town Attorney Steven Warm about the swap, but Warm didn’t think it would look good and rejected the idea. Greenlee said he called Robinson’s repair shop and told his son to hold o on the repairs because he wanted to talk to the town council about purchasing a new backhoe. But Greenlee said Robinson repaired the tractor anyway. Robinson said he had already ordered parts for the backhoe when he heard two days later that the city was thinking about purchasing a new backhoe. at was back in October of last year. Robinson said he knew he would have to pay a restocking fee if he wouldn’t be repairing the tractor, but the city never oered to pay the restocking fee. On Jan. 30, four months after the controversy began he picked up the parts from Highland Tractor in Chieand. Robinson said the last he heard was that the city wanted him to repair the backhoe. He said the plan, from what he recalls of the doorway conversation, is that the town would send him a bill to purchase the tractor, and the town would pay him about the same amount of money for moving the classroom building to the town park. Robinson said he planned to buy the backhoe as soon as he received the bill, but the town never sent a bill. He repaired the backhoe. “I assumed I had the machine; just send the bill,” he said. Greenlee said as soon as Robinson received payment for hauling the classroom building to the park, he should have known the swap wasn’t going to happen. Councilman Aaron Edmondson said he hopes everyone has learned a good lesson from this experience. He explained to Robinson that the full council should have been given the opportunity to vote on whether to repair the backhoe. “It’s really caused confusion,” Edmondson said. He added later, “Sometimes you have to learn from mistakes.” Greenlee told Robinson after the vote that it was nothing personal on his part. Robinson said it wasn’t personal with him either.Bronson Council Ends Controversy, Gives Backhoe to Businessman continued from page 1A Schuler, son of Mayor Franklin Schuler, a volunteer assistant basketball coach for the Bronson varsity boys basketball team and maintenance manager at Canopy Apartments in Gainesville. Schuler said it didn’t bother him that there was no retirement. He said he prefers at this stage of his life to save his own money rather than risk it in a private retirement account that could lose value. Lance B. Counts, chief executive ocer with Herbert Counts Paving, Inc. since July 2000, a family-owned business, also applied. He said he likes the paving business but it’s dicult to compete in today’s market place. Counts was brought back concerning the retirement issue. He said it wasn’t a problem as long as the town was investigating ways to provide retirement to town employees. One of the other remaining nalists is Curtis Stacey, Jr., son of Parks and Recreation Director Curtis Stacey, Sr. e elder Stacey said he told his son there is no retirement plan, but he still wants the job. e other three nalists are Fire Chief Dennis Russell, a maintenance man for the Levy County Department of Public Safety, Edwart Lott and Erik Wise.Council Retreats from Final Decision for Public Works Director continued from page 1A Did you know that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has its own hunting channel on YouTube? Next time you’re online, go to HuntFloridaTV and subscribe to get hunting tips and hear about upcoming regulation or quota application changes. And please “share” our HuntFlorida TV channel with your hunting buddies too! Speaking of quotas, every hunter knows you have a better chance of catching a monster buck o guard during the rst part of hunting season. at’s why many of us enjoy hunting the archery and muzzleloading gun seasons – and why we can’t miss opening weekend of the general gun season. If you hunt public land, you should know that many of Florida’s wildlife management areas require a quota permit to hunt during archery, muzzleloading gun and all or part of the general gun season. A quota is the maximum number of hunters allowed on a particular WMA. e FWC’s Quota Hunt Program prevents overcrowding on such areas and provides quality hunts. Quotas also help control game harvests. e FWC sets quotas based on an area’s size, habitat, game populations and regulations. ere are several types of quota permits, and most are issued by random drawing. is year there’s been a change – the Phase I application period for these fall quota hunts is now May 15 – June 15. I’m talking about archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog, youth, family, track vehicle (a swamp buggy with tank treads), airboat and mobility-impaired quota hunt permits. You may apply for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to do so. However, unless exempt, you must have an up-to-date management area permit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quota permit or the system won’t accept your application. e FWC oers youth deer hunts on Camp Blanding WMA in Clay County and on Andrews WMA in Levy County. If you have children between the ages of 8 and 15, and you want them to have a chance to experience one of these great hunts, apply for a youth quota hunt permit – 160 kids will get to participate. During these hunts only the youngsters may hunt, and they and their adult supervisors are the only people allowed on the area. is coming season, there will be family quota hunts on 28 WMAs. ese areas are Matanzas (St. Johns County); Andrews, Goethe and Devil’s Hammock (all three in Levy County); Dinner Island Ranch (Hendry County); Lafayette Creek (Walton County); Allapattah Flats (Martin County); Perdido River (Escambia County); Cary (Duval/Nassau counties); Okaloacoochee Slough (Collier/Hendry counties); Blackwater (Okaloosa/Santa Rosa counties); Belmore (Clay County); Four Creeks and Ralph E. Simmons (both in Nassau County); Hatchet Creek (Alachua County); omas Creek Kings Road Unit (Duval County); Hilochee Osprey Unit (Polk County); Lafayette Forest (Lafayette County); Babcock Ranch Preserve (Charlotte County); Aucilla Pinhook Area (Jeerson County); Chipola River Altha Tract (Calhoun County); L. Kirk Edwards (Leon County); Apalachicola Bradwell Unit and Beaverdam Creek (both in Liberty County); Jennings Forest (Clay/Duval counties); Lower Hillsborough (Hillsborough County); Twin Rivers (Madison/Hamilton/Suwannee counties);and Little River (Suwannee County). You must have a family quota hunt permit to hunt these areas during specic time periods. If you are drawn, the permit requires one adult to take one or two youths hunting. e adult may not hunt without taking along a youngster. Hunters certied by the FWC as mobility-impaired may apply for mobility-impaired quota permits. ese permits allow exclusive access to general-gun hunts on nine of the state’s better public hunting areas: Blackwater Hutton Unit (Santa Rosa County), Dupuis (Martin/Palm Beach counties), Econna Creek (Bay/Washington counties), Ralph E. Simmons (Nassau County), Holton Creek and Suwannee Ridge (both in Hamilton County), Seminole Forest (Lake County), Babcock Ranch Preserve (Charlotte County) and Hickory Hammock (Highlands County). If you want to get the jump on one of these hunts, apply from May 15 – June 15 at or have a license agent or tax collector’s oce apply for you. To nd out if you’ve been selected, log into your customer account at after 10 a.m. on June 19. If you don’t get drawn for a particular hunt type, you’ll get a preference point for next year’s drawing, which will improve your chances of being selected. If you’re unable to use your quota permit and you return it before 10 days prior to your hunt, you’ll get your preference point restored. Here’s wishing you good luck in drawing one of these great permits. Remember to introduce someone new to hunting when you can. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and we’ll see you in the woods!Outta the Woods by Tony YoungYou can now apply for fall quota hunt permits from May 15 to June 15


6A In addition to honoring Levy County's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 8, 2015, this week has also been set aside by the School Nutrition Association as "School Nutrition Employee Week." Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and oering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. Federal nutrition standards ensure that school cafeterias always oer low-fat or fat-free milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats. e importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch is the most important and nutrient-rich meal of their day. With an average enrollment of 5,412 students, your Levy County school nutrition professionals have served an average of 2,783 breakfasts and 3,883 lunches – daily! Also, with the addition of the “e Fueling Stationfor Students on the Go!” introduced earlier this school year, our district has realized a 62% increase in breakfast participation as well as a 7% increase in lunch participation! ank you Levy County School Nutrition Professionals! We honor each of you – and recognize your eorts and the important role each of you play in school nutrition every day! UF/IFAS Extension Levy County 4-H Youth is oering the following day camping opportunities this summer. CAMPERS IN THE KITCHEN is scheduled for the week of June 22nd. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. A Culinary Presentation will be held on Friday. DEADLINE for this camp is Monday, June 8th with a minimum of 10 campers required. TOPS AND BOTTOMS is the beginning sewing camp scheduled for the week of July 13th. Campers will make a pair of elastic waist shorts and decorate a T-shirt. A trip to the Quilt Museum is planned. Crafts and other activities will enhance this program. A Fashion Show will be held on Friday. DEADLINE for this camp is Monday, June 29th with a minimum of 6 campers required. Advanced Sewing Camps are tentatively scheduled for the weeks of August 3rd and August 10th. is is for 2nd year or more sewers. Campers will choose what to sew prior to camp. DEADLINE for these camps are Monday, July 20th with a minimum of 6 campers required. e above camps are designed for youth ages 8 (as of September 1, 2014) to 13 years of age. Cost is $25.00 per camp. Sewing camps will also require purchase of fabric. Camps will start promptly at 9:00 am – Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Camps end at approximately 4:15 pm. Space is limited in these camps and money holds the spot. Volunteers are also needed. If interested, please call our oce. For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352/486-5131.UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Summer Youth CampsFashion and Culinary Opportunities for Youth Honor our Teachers & Nutrition Employees this week May 4-8 Kindergarten Enrollment Packets Ready for Pick UP at Chieand Elementary SchoolIf you are a parent with a child that will be 5 ON or BEFORE September 1 and starting Kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year – the Kindergarten Enrollment Packets are ready for pick up at the Front Oce. You have all summer to complete and turn in the information. —submitted by Chieand Elementary School All Programs start at 10:30 AM. ese FREE programs are open to children of all ages. Each program has a presentation, a craft/activity, a snack, and a take home goody bag. e snack is provided through the UF Family Nutrition Extension Oce. Monday – Williston Public Library Tuesday – Bronson Public Library Wednesday – Cedar Key Pubic Library ursday – A.F. Knotts Public Library (Yankeetown) Friday – Luther Callaway Public Library (Chieand)June 15 – 19Children of all ages will leap into new adventures as a Science Super Hero. Join the fun and soar to new heights with intriguing, interactive play facilitated by UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners. June 22 – 26Superheroes will be dropping by the library branches. Don’t miss out of your chance to interact with your favorite characters! e library will be providing pictures with your favorite characters. e heroes that will be stopping by will be announced soon!July 6 – 10Come be amazed at the Jongleur Jugglers! ese heroes of the juggling pins will make you laugh and leave you in awe.July 13 – 17Join us as we learn all about a hero in the sky. e Levy County Soil and Water Department will be teaching us all about the life cycle of butteries. Children will also create a buttery garden for the library.July 20 – 24UF Family Nutrition will be introducing children to incredible editable hero foods! July 27 – 31We will be celebrating our local Community Heroes with the Levy County Public Safety Department!August 3 7Don’t miss an exciting presentation from the Levy County Sherri’s Oce. Join us in praising these everyday heroes!August 10 – 14Vote for your favorite Superhero with the Levy County Supervisor of Elections. Children will vote on real voting machines!August 17 – 21Archaeologists don’t dig for their treasure; their super power is looking for ancient clues to understand people who lived in the past.Summer Reading at the Library


7A Last week’s Sudoku 115 NOTICES 115 NOTICES 115 NOTICES 210 HELP WANTED 440 LAND FOR SALE 445 WANT TO BUYADVERTISER NOTICE — The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit advertisement as deemed appropriate. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising.---------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS – Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Now open Mon. thru Thurs. from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call (352) 493-7773 or write to us at Harmony Pregnancy Center, P. O. 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Orientations held every 4th Thursday from 12-1 pm at 102 N. Main St, For more info, call 352/4936051 or go to Only 50% of children in Levy County have an advocate to stand up for them. Call today – 352/4936051 Visit today – --------OPEN AA MEETING IN CEDAR KEY The United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is an Open Meeting. Tfnf ---------Discover truths in the Scriptures that have been buried under centuries of by many. Join Michael Rood on a journey through the Scriptures, bringing them to life, and leading you along the path to learning and living the Word of God. Go to: http://www.aroodawakening. tv/biblicalfaqs/ tfnJf Healing the Heart ~ Renewing the Mind Christian 12 Step Ministries, Inc.This Community Support Group meets at the Williston Library on Mon. Nights from 7:00 to 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. tfnJfNARCOTICS ANONYMOUS IN CHIEFLANDNarcotics Anonymous meetings are being held every Tues. and Sat. from 8 PM – 9 PM at the United Methodist Church, Annex (in the back) located at 707 FL. 32626. For information: 1-812-528-8898. tfnf 125 SERVICESSHEDS, SHEDS, SHEDS! — We move ’em. Best price in town. 352-493-0345. Joe’s Rollback Service. Credit cards accepted. TfnJp --------LAWN CUTS , Pressure Washing, Board Fencing Repair, Fence Painting. Call Bob at: 352/286-1072 or 352/615-2068. 5/21Jp135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESVolunteer with Florida Ombudsman ProgramAre you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? The 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. 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8A Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, April 30 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We were all very happy to have Alice Mae back with us. While she was out, she spent her time making a watermelon quilt. In a few more weeks, it should be watermelon “season.” Which also means it will be time to be canning and freezing vegetables to enjoy later. Greg and the boy from Lancaster were out during the week. ey did a lot of yard work and the place looks fantastic. e roses and lemon tree were trimmed back. e lemon tree had a lot of dead wood and a weed was growing in the middle of the tree. Just maybe, next year, we’ll have a small lemon crop – more than one or two at least. anks Lancaster. We had two bags of material and several sampler blocks, enough to make a small quilt, brought out last week. anks for thinking of us. Diane will be using the sampler blocks to make a small quilt for the Museum. It will be hand quilted once the top is nished. Saturday was a great day for sitting in the swing on the porch. Ailien enjoyed listening to the bobwhite and the noisy hummingbirds. It’s amazing just how much noise their wings can make. Come out and listen for yourself. Sandy has completed this star quilt top. Can’t wait to see the completed quilt. Alice Mae’s appliqued watermelon quilt. It’s just in time as the watermelons should be shipping in a few weeks Chieand Rotary’s Fishing Tournament Brought Big Cash Prizes By Terry WittSenior Staff WriterTwenty nine boats participated in the 11th Annual Chieand Rotary Club shing tournament in Cedar Key Saturday. e tourney was one of the smallest in years but had the largest number of sponsors. Darryl Feagle and Andy Fowler weighed in the largest bag with 19.07 pounds of sh. Second largest bag went to Dave Fisher with 17.57 pounds and third to Seth Jabbar with 16.41. Feagle and Fowler won $1,800 in prize money because they caught the heaviest bag of sh and won half of the Calcutta, which involves selecting the boat they thought would win. e largest redsh weighing 6.92 pounds was caught by Tom Loyd of Cedar Key. His partner was Keith Hancock. Second largest redsh was caught by Property Appraiser Osborne Barker and his partner Todd Horne weighing 6.78 pounds. Stan Brois caught the third largest red sh at 6.50 pounds. Jason Kennedy caught the largest trout weighing 2.86 pounds with Royce Nelson’s trout weighing 2.73 pounds. ey collected $1,500 in prize money because they won the other half of the Calcutta and caught the rst place trout. Je Perry caught a 2.22 pound trout. David Rogers and Carle Langford caught the trout with the most spots. e shing tournament is Chieand Rotary’s largest fundraiser. Money from the tourney funds scholarships and contributions to the Chieand Quarterback Club, Polio Plus Project, Haven Hospice, Levy Association of Retarded Citizens, dictionaries for 3rd graders, Tri-County Outreach, Levy County Schools Foundation, Chieand Diamond Club, Guardian Ad Litem, Toys for Tots, Food 4-Kids Back Pack program, Rotary Youth Program and other projects. Tom Loyd of Cedar Key caught the biggest redsh. Photo by Terry Witt.Rotary President Rob Alexander presents $1,500 to Jason Kennedy and shing partner Royce Nelson who caught the biggest trout and won half of the Calcutta. Photo by Terry Witt. Chieand Rotary Club members gather for a group photo following the conclusion of the 11th Annual Chieand Rotary Club shing tournament in Cedar Key. Fishermen caught trout and red sh for big prizes. Photo by Terry Witt. Rotary President Rob Alexander presents prize money to Property Appraiser Osborne Barker and shing partner Todd Horne who nished with the second largest redsh in the tournament. Photo by Terry Witt. Dixie Music Center to Hold Spring RecitalDixie Music Center will be holding it’s Spring Recital, Saturday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. e Dixie County Historical Society will once again be graciously hosting this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A in Old Town. Since its inception in 1991, Dixie Music Center has provided music lessons for a variety of instruments and for hundreds of students. rough the years, many of those students have continued making music a part of their lives and some have made it a career choice, including Mercury Records country music star Easton Corbin who got his start at Dixie Music Center. Many others have formed bands and play locally, while others have continued in college studying music. is year’s recital will feature guitar students, under the instruction of Mr. Bruce Miller, as well as keyboard and vocal students, with Miss Robbie Blake instructing. Miss Robbie is a new addition to our Dixie Music Center family and we are so thrilled to have her on board! In addition to performances by current students, there will also be some special guest alumni students who will perform. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the recital. Everyone is invited to attend this recital to see up-andcoming musicians perform! For more information, please call Dixie Music Center at 352/542-3001.


Bronson Girl Is World Champion Endurance Rider By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterFew people in Levy County realize that one of the elite horse riders in the world lives south of Bronson. Kelsey Russell, the 2013 Salutatorian of Bronson High School, is a shy type of girl who doesn’t talk at lot, much less boast of her accomplishments. Her grade point average was 4.07 when she graduated. e 19-year-old is currently ranked as the number one young endurance rider in the world and the number one combination world endurance rider in the world. Kelsey is considered an elite young endurance rider, having completed ten 75 mile races. She lives at Golden Medal Farms o County Road 316, built on green rolling hillsides that look something like a Kentucky Horse farm. Valerie and Larry Kanavy own and operate the farm. Kelsey rides horses provided by Valerie Kanavy, a world champion endurance rider. Valerie has won two gold medals for endurance riding in the World Equestrian games. She won the 1994 World Endurance Competition with a horse called ‘Cash’ that was bought for $500. In 1998 she won the World Equestrian Championship in the United Arab Emirates. She has taught Kelsey what she knows about riding 50 to 100 mile races. Valerie has found an intelligent student in Kelsey, who took high school classes in middle school and graduated a year early from BHS. She is taking college businesses courses online and aspires to be a veterinarian. Larry Kanavy said Kelsey travels with Valerie to other countries and is treated like a world champion, something she could never have experienced while growing up in a small town. In the Arab countries, a four door Mercedes is sent to pick her up for the races. Although Valerie has taught her everything she knows about racing, Kavavy said Kelsey is made for endurance racing. “She’s good. She has natural talent,” he said. “It’s never gone to her head. She’s a nice girl.” Kelsey and Valerie Kanavy have moved to Gold Medal Farms in Virginia for the summer where the climate is cooler. e horses and Kelsey will spend the winter and spring south of Bronson caring for race horses. Kelsey works with Canadian Wendy MacCoubray at Golden Medal Farms. MacCourbray said she winters in Florida. She said it’s a joy to work with the young world champion. “It’s priceless. ere’s no better way to describe it. She’s a mentor to many young riders and seniors alike,” MacCourbray said. Kelsey rst met Valerie Kanavy when she was hired to take care of two of Kanavy’s horses ve years ago during the summer. She started riding when Valerie came back for the winter. Kelsey’s rst big win was in 2011 when she was placed rst in the North American Junior Riders Championship, a 75mile run in Kentucky. Kelsey placed fth in 2013 in Tarbes, France. Part of the race was along the beaches of Normandy and was fth in the world championships in 2011 in Abu Dhabi in the Middle East. Among the venues where she will race this summer is Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. She will also ride in Costa Rica on a 75-mile jaunt and in a 75 mile Pan Am Canadian race. She has an opportunity to ride in Chile in October at the Young Riders Championship. Not bad for a small town girl. Gold Medal Farms is located less than a half mile from Goethe State Forest, which has miles of horse and pedestrian trails and hosts endurance races annually. Kelsey competes in races and trains horses in the forest. In case you’re wondering, horses can run 100 miles, but the animals are checked at regular points during the race to ensure they are not being pushed beyond their limits. e bond between the rider and the horse is a key to winning endurance races. e rider must know the horse’s limits and ride accordingly. Kelsey is paid to work at Golden Medal Farms, but part of her work is caring for and racing endurance horses. She is the perfect size for a racer. e rider and her saddle can’t weigh more than 165 pounds. Kelsey ts the requirements perfectly in terms of balance, saddle and t. As for her future in endurance racing, Kelsey knows she loves the sport and she is young and talented enough to excel for many years to come. “It’s fun,” she said. “I hope to do it for as long as I can.” e sta at Regional General Hospital – Williston joined together to honor the dedicated professionals who provide medical laboratory services for the hospital as part of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. e nale’ was held on ursday, April 23 with lots of food and fun for all. Arceli Encienzo has been the lab supervisor at RGHW for the past seven years. She along with her hardworking coworkers are making a dierence in the community by putting into practice their knowledge and skills for the good of the patients. e hospital thanked the RGHW lab professionals for their contribution to the team.Laboratory workers for Regional General Hospital Williston were honored on Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. From the left are Bryan Ylagon, Lisa Sampson, Je Johnson, Emerson Que, Mayra Quiles, Arceli Encienzo and Jun Encienzo. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson grad and Endurance Rider Kelsey Russell walks in two of the horses in her care at Gold Medal Farms. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson’s Post Season Ends with Loss to Hamilton County By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterBronson’s varsity baseball team lost to Hamilton County 13-4 Tuesday night in a regional playo game, ending a late season run that gave the Eagles their rst district championship in 62 years. e Eagles led 4-2 before giving up a run in the fth inning and then seven runs in the top of the sixth. e Trojans closed o any hope of a victory by sending their ace to the mound as the closer. Coach Jim Smith counseled his disappointed players after the game to keep the season in perspective and realize how much they accomplished by winning a district championship for the school and town. “For the past 10 days (since the District win) this place has been abuzz. What you did; you had everyone talking about Bronson High School, about Bronson baseball,” Smith said. “Hold your heads proud. You have accomplished a lot. You have raised the bar.” Smith said the 10-day layo after winning the district championship probably took the edge o. Bronson was in rhythm in the district tourney, but he said it can’t be used as an excuse. e team reverted back to its early season habit of allowing a bad inning to take them out of a position to win. e seventh inning was the bad inning. e game was lost there. e Eagles played well early after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the rst inning, but Bronson was able to score a run when Wayne Shipp shot home and slid under the tag in the bottom of the second inning. Bronson scored three runs in the bottom of the third with Emory Lake doubling to score Ty Barber and tie the game. David Dees tripled to score Lake. Donny McClain doubled to score Dees and the Eagles led 4-2. A throwing error in the top of the fth allowed one run to score and two errors with the bases loaded in the sixth opened the ood gates, giving Hamilton County seven runs and putting the game out of reach. Bronson, which had been almost awless in the district tournament, experienced something the players had never seen before, a huge Bronson crowd watching the game in a regional playo. e tremendous excitement of the moment may have taken o the edge.’ Smith said he was proud of the team and how they performed, particularly late in the season. But he said the entire season has been a learning experience. He said the Eagles will have to learn how to close out a game when they have their opponent down. He added that the game ended an otherwise great season, a season that included a District championship. “I don’t want them to look back at tonight and see it as the be-all, end all. It just didn’t work out,” Smith said. Statistics for Bronson Hits: Ty Barber 1-4, 1 run Emory Lake 1-4, 1 double, 1 run, 1 RBI David Dees 1-4, 1 triple, 1 run, 1 RBI Donny McClain 2-4, 1 double, 1 RBI Wayne Shipp 1-2, 1 run Cole Crain 2 walks Dustin Landgraver 1-3, 1 RBI Brian Sheppard 1-3. Pitching: Ty Barber pitched for 5 1/3 innings, struck out 3 Donny McClain pitched in relief for 1 2/3 innings and struck out 3.Ty Barber pitched for most of the game but came out after the sixth inning. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson team members gather for a pep talk from Coach Jim Smith. Photo by Terry Witt.Tyler Sullivan is thrown out stealing second early in the game. Photo by Terry Witt. Regional General Hospital Lab Professionals Honored


2B Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 7 High 5:05 AM 3.2 6:46 AM Set 9:38 AM 92 7 Low 10:33 AM 1.3 8:12 PM Rise 11:34 PM 7 High 4:07 PM 4.1 7 Low 11:19 PM -0.3 F 8 High 5:52 AM 3.1 6:45 AM Set 10:33 AM 86 8 Low 11:16 AM 1.4 8:12 PM 8 High 4:50 PM 3.9 Sa 9 Low 12:06 AM -0.2 6:44 AM Rise 12:25 AM 77 9 High 6:45 AM 3.0 8:13 PM Set 11:32 AM 9 Low 12:09 PM 1.6 9 High 5:42 PM 3.7 Su 10 Low 1:01 AM 0.1 6:44 AM Rise 1:14 AM 68 10 High 7:48 AM 2.9 8:14 PM Set 12:33 PM 10 Low 1:15 PM 1.6 10 High 6:49 PM 3.5 M 11 Low 2:05 AM 0.3 6:43 AM Rise 2:00 AM 57 11 High 8:55 AM 3.0 8:14 PM Set 1:35 PM 11 Low 2:36 PM 1.5 11 High 8:16 PM 3.2 Tu 12 Low 3:16 AM 0.5 6:42 AM Rise 2:44 AM 45 12 High 9:59 AM 3.2 8:15 PM Set 2:38 PM 12 Low 4:00 PM 1.2 12 High 9:50 PM 3.2 W 13 Low 4:27 AM 0.6 6:42 AM Rise 3:26 AM 34 13 High 10:54 AM 3.4 8:15 PM Set 3:41 PM 13 Low 5:15 PM 0.8 13 High 11:13 PM 3.3Suwannee River EntranceTh 7 High 5:11 AM 2.8 6:46 AM Set 9:38 AM 92 7 Low 10:51 AM 1.2 8:12 PM Rise 11:35 PM 7 High 4:13 PM 3.6 7 Low 11:37 PM -0.3 F 8 High 5:58 AM 2.7 6:45 AM Set 10:34 AM 86 8 Low 11:34 AM 1.3 8:13 PM 8 High 4:56 PM 3.4 Sa 9 Low 12:24 AM -0.2 6:45 AM Rise 12:26 AM 77 9 High 6:51 AM 2.6 8:14 PM Set 11:32 AM 9 Low 12:27 PM 1.5 9 High 5:48 PM 3.3 Su 10 Low 1:19 AM 0.1 6:44 AM Rise 1:15 AM 68 10 High 7:54 AM 2.6 8:14 PM Set 12:33 PM 10 Low 1:33 PM 1.5 10 High 6:55 PM 3.1 M 11 Low 2:23 AM 0.3 6:43 AM Rise 2:01 AM 57 11 High 9:01 AM 2.6 8:15 PM Set 1:35 PM 11 Low 2:54 PM 1.4 11 High 8:22 PM 2.8 Tu 12 Low 3:34 AM 0.5 6:42 AM Rise 2:44 AM 45 12 High 10:05 AM 2.8 8:16 PM Set 2:38 PM 12 Low 4:18 PM 1.1 12 High 9:56 PM 2.8 W 13 Low 4:45 AM 0.6 6:42 AM Rise 3:27 AM 34 13 High 11:00 AM 3.0 8:16 PM Set 3:42 PM 13 Low 5:33 PM 0.8 13 High 11:19 PM 2.9Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 7 High 5:12 AM 2.9 6:45 AM Set 9:37 AM 92 7 Low 11:28 AM 1.2 8:10 PM Rise 11:33 PM 7 High 4:14 PM 3.7 F 8 Low 12:14 AM -0.3 6:44 AM Set 10:32 AM 86 8 High 5:59 AM 2.8 8:11 PM 8 Low 12:11 PM 1.3 8 High 4:57 PM 3.5 Sa 9 Low 1:01 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Rise 12:24 AM 77 9 High 6:52 AM 2.7 8:12 PM Set 11:31 AM 9 Low 1:04 PM 1.5 9 High 5:49 PM 3.4 Su 10 Low 1:56 AM 0.1 6:43 AM Rise 1:13 AM 68 10 High 7:55 AM 2.6 8:12 PM Set 12:32 PM 10 Low 2:10 PM 1.5 10 High 6:56 PM 3.2 M 11 Low 3:00 AM 0.3 6:42 AM Rise 1:59 AM 57 11 High 9:02 AM 2.7 8:13 PM Set 1:34 PM 11 Low 3:31 PM 1.4 11 High 8:23 PM 2.9 Tu 12 Low 4:11 AM 0.5 6:41 AM Rise 2:43 AM 45 12 High 10:06 AM 2.9 8:13 PM Set 2:37 PM 12 Low 4:55 PM 1.1 12 High 9:57 PM 2.9 W 13 Low 5:22 AM 0.6 6:41 AM Rise 3:25 AM 34 13 High 11:01 AM 3.1 8:14 PM Set 3:40 PM 13 Low 6:10 PM 0.8 13 High 11:20 PM 3.0Weather Forecast Levy County Community Calendar BRONSONSchool Board of Levy County Board Meeting May 12 @ 6 PMe School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on May 12 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 May 18e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be May 18 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall – 352/486-2354.The Children’s TableLooking for a place to volunteer that really makes a dierence? e Children’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: e Children’s Table also does Bingo on Fri. and Sat. nights at 6:30 p.m. to benet the food pantry at the old Campbell’s Seafood House. Light refreshments are available. Call 352/486-6525 for more info.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting May 19e next Cedar Key City Council is May 19 at 6 PM. at the Cedar Key City Hall. City Hall is located at 490 2nd Street – 352/543-5132. Meetings are held the rst and third Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.CHIEFLANDPlant Sale to benet Suwannee Valley Players and Chief eater May 8 & 9 is plant sale will be held from 10AM to 4PM on May 8th and 9th at the Chief eater, located at 25 E Park Ave, in Chieand. All 4 inch annuals $1 each!!!! Over 20 plant varieties to choose from. Great for Mother’s Day Gifts or for just sprucing up your lawn. Pre-orders accepted by emailing Proceeds to benet the Suwannee Valley Players and Chief eater.Sat., May 9 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Chieand Farmers Market will be held at the Train Depot Park in Chieand. ere will be fresh, seasonal, local food and Live Music from 10 – 12. Club” May 8-10 & 15-17Join the Suwannee Valley Players at the Chief eater (Playing at the Chief eater, 25 E. Park Ave, Chieand) as they present “e Cemetery Club”, May 8-10, 15-17. Call 493ARTS or Becky Gill at 352-443-9096 for more information. e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. May 11 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. SVP Meeting May 11e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon., May 11 at 7 PM at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. Please join us to discuss current topics with the theatre and upcoming shows. For more information, leave a message at call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@; visit our website:; or follow us on Facebook. May 14On 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.Tri-County Cruisers Spring Classic Car Show May 16On Sat., May 16 the Tri-County Cruisers Spring Classic Car Show will be held at NAPA in Chieand. For registration or more info call Bob Frishkorn at 352-/949-6549.US War Dog Association Presentation at the Luther Callaway Library May 19Barbara Snow, Executive Director of the Southern Chapter of the US War Dog Association will be presenting a program hosted by the Friends of the Luther Callaway Library on Tues., May 19 at 7:00 PM. Barbara will explain about the organization and services and the history of the war dogs. She has many stories about the dogs and will explain the dierent services they provide. People who attend the program will be amazed and spellbound.CROSS CITYDAV Auxiliary Eventse Cross City Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is located at 125 SE 165 Ave. (Airport Road) and hosts Bingo every Wed. and Sat at 6 PM. at the Chapter Hall.GAINESVILLEQuilters 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. Florida orobred Fillies will present Country Couture a Charity Fashion Show & Luncheon May 9 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. is event will be held at Mojo’s Grill at Ocala National. For more information or tickets, please call Dee Walther at 352-624-3051. – June 7e classic musical My Fair Lady is live on stage May 14 – June 7 at the Ocala Civic eatre. For additional information, call executive director Mary Britt at (352) 236-2851, ext. 104.OLD TOWNDixie Music Center Spring Recital May 16Dixie Music Center will be holding its Spring Recital, Sat., North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2015#1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 500.00 520.00 508.33 200-249 lb 345.00 415.00 386.25 250-299 lb 350.00 380.00 360.83 300-349 lb 290.00 345.00 315.71 350-399 lb 280.00 290.00 285.00 400-449 lb 287.50 290.00 288.21 450-499 lb 260.00 280.00 273.75 500-549 lb 200.00 215.00 206.25 550-599 lb 210.00 215.00 211.67 600-649 lb 182.50 200.00 191.25 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 300.00 500.00 376.00 200-249 lb 152.50 345.00 264.58 250-299 lb 250.00 350.00 301.36 300-349 lb 225.00 290.00 260.00 350-399 lb 225.00 280.00 258.50 400-449 lb 245.00 287.50 271.04 450-499 lb 192.50 260.00 223.13 500-549 lb 175.00 200.00 189.69 550-599 lb 155.00 210.00 185.00 600-649 lb 170.00 182.50 176.25 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 400.00 400.00 400.00 200-249 lb 340.00 350.00 341.67 250-299 lb 310.00 340.00 335.71 300-349 lb 275.00 300.00 284.00 350-399 lb 275.00 315.00 292.00 400-449 lb 245.00 255.00 248.00 450-499 lb 235.00 275.00 246.67 500-549 lb 210.00 210.00 210.00 550-599 lb 180.00 195.00 189.17 600-649 lb 180.00 180.00 180.00 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 350.00 400.00 386.67 200-249 245.00 340.00 290.83 250-299 235.00 310.00 268.46 300-349 225.00 275.00 251.50 350-399 225.00 275.00 252.25 400-449 227.50 245.00 235.83 450-499 195.00 235.00 217.27 500-549 170.00 210.00 188.75 550-599 150.00 180.00 165.00 600-649 180.00 180.00 180.00 COWS 800-1000 lb 114.00 202.50 136.36 1000-1200 lb 108.00 195.00 124.47 1200-1400 lb 112.00 158.00 120.90 1400-1600 lb 109.00 139.00 118.29 1600-1800 lb 109.00 118.00 112.80 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 116.00 142.00 130.50 1200-1400 lb 155.00 155.00 155.00 1400-1600 lb 129.00 152.00 143.60 1600-1800 lb 128.00 151.00 142.80 PAIRS 1550.00 2600.00 2050.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 513 Slaughter cattle were back up this week, maybe $1-2 higher from last week. Yealings remained fairly steady all the way across the board. Replacement cattle are still in high demand and selling very well. Overall we had good sale and looking forward to the next one! Kevin Koon topped the slaughter bull market this week with $155.00 bought by Brown Packing. All Green Ranch sold the top slaughter cow this week at $131.00 also bought by Brown Packing. Blake Hand sold the highest price replacement cow at $202.50 bought by Willard Palmer. Logan Malphurs sold the highest price replacement bull at $180.00 bought by Bellamy Cattle. Billy Cannon sold the high price pair this week at $2600.00 bought by Mark Graham. e high price yearling went to Belamy Cattle at $520.00 sold by Bill Baylor Check us out on the web at www.northoridalivestock. com for our market report, news and upcoming events or drop us a line at nm@att. net. You can watch our cattle sale live every week at www. continued to page 3B


3B Around the Nature Coast On urs., May 7, everyone is encouraged to meet at the ag pole in front of Chieand City Hall at 12:00 noon for prayer for our nation, our leaders, our military and our families in observance of the National Day of Prayer. e mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. Hardy May 9On Saturday, May 9, 2015, AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 and its Subordinate Organizations, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422, SOA Squadron 422 and Riders Chapter 422 will hold a Blood Drive and Yard/Bake Sale for TEAM HULK SMASH-RILEY HARDY. Everything starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM. All blood donations made in Riley’s name will provide him 1 blood transfusion for every pint donated.WWII Vets and Proud of It Meets May 14World War II Veterans and Proud of it will meet May 14, in Fanning Springs at the Lighthouse Rest., at 11 AM. Please come, bring your spouse, care giver or friend. If you have any questions please contact Virginia Lewis at 1-352-528-2310. May 14On urs., May 14, the Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Putnam Lodge, 15487 Northwest Highway 19, Cross City. For more information please call Lisa Cheshire at 386/362-1001 or 800/226-1066 (FL only). All meetings, workshops, and hearings are open to the public.Levy County Republican Club Meeting May 18e 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 what’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 County BoCC May 19e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. May 19 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.Suwannee 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 for one-on-one counseling or call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to be referred to a SHINE Volunteer near you. SHINE will be at: Wed., May 13 10:00 AM-Noon Yankeetown Public Library Wed., May 20 1:30 – 3:30 PM Chieand Senior Center Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: for your convenience.Community Calendar continued from page 2B May 16 at 4:00 p.m. e Dixie County Historical Society will once again be graciously hosting this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A in Old Town. Everyone is invited to attend this recital to see these up-and-coming musicians perform! For more information, please call Dixie Music Center at 352-542-3001.OTTER CREEKe Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon., May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. For more information please call 352/486-4766.WILLISTON Discussion in Williston May 11Congressman Ted S. Yoho (FL-3) will be hosting a town hall discussion to address local and national issues of importance. e Congressman will be speaking with constituents from the 3rd district. is event will be held Mon., May 11 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. is event will be located at the Council Room at Williston City Hall, 50 NW Main Street, Williston. For more information please call 352/505-0838 or 904/276-9626.Williston City Council Meeting May 19 e next regular City Council meeting is Tues., May 19 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, 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. If you are or know someone who is currently feeding a group of outdoor cats (10 or more), please contact us. e goal of this ongoing program organized by Sheltering Hands Pet Rescue is to register those who feed the colonies as “Caregivers,” train them in the process of TNR and organize trapping opportunities in order to neuter and control the growth of these groups. Please contact us if you wish to participate in the program or if you would like to help support these cats with feed or cash donations to provide veterinarian services. Email: 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 Children’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.Heritage 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 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: Ann Morin will host a Community meeting each month. is meeting will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month 4:00 PM. And is open for residents of Inglis to come together to discuss area needs and views.Inglis Council Meeting May 12e Town of Inglis’ next regular Commission meeting will be on May 12 at 6 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis – 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. A reminder, Bingo at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club will have the last games on urs., May 28. is gives our volunteers a chance to rejuvenate over the summer before games begin again in September. e Woman’s Club would like to say THANK YOU to all those who come to Bingo, buy tickets for “Bingo Baskets”, eat at ursday Kitchen and browse our rift Shop. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to provide scholarships and incentives to local students as well as lling the various needs of Yankeetown School and our communities. You’re the BEST!! Have a great summer.Second To None Thrift Shop SaleGet more bang for your buck at the YankeetownInglis Woman’s Club Second To None rift Shop. EVERYTHING in the store is 50% OFF May 1st-16th. Shop ‘til you drop Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm and ursday 5-7pm before Bingo. Update your wardrobe with the latest fashions; nd just the right book to read or kitchen gadget you’ve been looking for. Gather your shopping list and your neighbors and join us at #5 56th St. in Yankeetown for the best bargains around. All proceeds are given back to the community. Job Opportunitye Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for someone to work 20 hours a week at the Welcome Center in Inglis. e position would include interacting with the public, answering the phone, providing information to visitors about our area, event planning and other customer service activities. We have partnered with the Experience Works program. If you are interested, call the Chamber at 352-447-3383. BRONSON RESTAURANT310 Dock Street, Cedar Key352-543-5738157 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson352-486-3880Open 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Everyday 1/4 mi. N of Wal-Mart on Hwy. 19352-490-4906 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 Days a Week 352-463-7771 Mother’s Day Menuat Bett’s and Bronson RestaurantTurkey & Dressing Roast Pork Tenderloin Fresh Battered Shrimp or Southern Fried Chicken Homestyle Vegetables and Fresh BreadBring Mom in for a Fresh Seafood or Hand Cut Steak Dinner! Half Appaloosa, half Quarter horse, for 31 years we loved him and he loved us. He foundered this morning, was frightened, tried to get upRick calmed him down; we called the equine vet; she came and said. “ese old guys we can't help.” His backside was numb and he would never get up again. Everything Rick knows about horses, P.T. taught him. We will bury him on the hill near the spot he is at now, where he ran and walked. Rest and run in peace, big guy. Run fast in Heaven’s Field of Dreams united with Sunny Boy again. You made your human family happy, so happy. Children gave you fruit and laughed when your tongue tickled them. I remember one little boy tried to count your spots. As you got older your solid brown color, so shiny, disappeared and the spots came. I thought the little boy would grow up in the numbers business, as a nancial wizard. And you listened to all our secrets. e branches on the trees you ran by seem sad as I am noticing them hanging now. You walked by them the past weeks not able to run any more. Maybe you did when we weren’t looking. GOD GAVE you to us 31 years ago and we thank Him for letting us keep you a long time; and now he wants you back. It's His turn to ride. PASS THE TURN 1982 – 2015. One of the few oldest horses in this area. ank you for loving us all these years. You outlived all our animals and you grieved with us at their memorials and burial. You knew, you knew. Your head down over the fence told us so. Much Loved, Never to be Forgotten, Always our P.T. Now the Angels Bring You Carrots & Apples Barbara Snow PASS THE TURN a/k/a P.T.1982 – April 30, 2015Help Your Ancestry Search in Tallahassee Archives May 27If your research for Florida ancestors is posing problems, on Wed., May 27 the Levy County Historical Society has planned a one day trip to the Florida State Archives and Library in Tallahassee. While at the Archives, the group will tour “behind the scenes” with one of the Florida State Archivists. e tour will be conducted in the restricted stacks area of the Archives. In this area, researchers will learn more about the records the Archives collects and also be shown preservation methods and view little known record collections of interest available to local and family history researchers. e bus will leave the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at the Archives about 10:00 a.m. Following the tour, researchers will have ample opportunity to ask questions and perform some of their own research. e bus will leave Tallahassee at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Bronson by 6:00 p.m. e cost of transportation will be paid by the Historical Society with each person paying for their own lunch. Seating is limited to 22-passengers so it is important to call early to reserve a seat. For Reservations call: (352) 4905636.


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 First Baptist Church“The Place Where People Matter” Sunday:Sunday School 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am Evening Worship 6:00 pmTuesday:Sr. Adult Bible Study 10:00amWednesday:K4C Children’s Program 6:30pm Full Throttle Youth 6:30pm Prayer Hour 6:30pmPastor Je Buchanan451 S. Court Street Bronson, FL 32621352.486.2282of Bronson Pine Grove Baptist Church16655 N. W. CR-339 Trenton, Florida Sunday School ............................................................ 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship ...................................................... 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship ......................................................... 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Services: Prayer Meeting, Youth, College & Career ..................... 7:00 p.m.~ Nursery provided for all services ~Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Rickey Whitley, Assoc. Pastor/Youth Pastor Emanuel Harris, Education/Children Pastor Jared Douglas, Collegiate/Missions Ellzey UnitedMethodist ChurchCorner of 336 & Hwy 24 Worship Service ............ 11 a.m. Sunday School. ...............10 a.m.Pastor Doug Fleming Manatee Springs Church of Christ Sunday 10 a.m ..................... Bible Study 11 a.m ............. Worship Period 5 p.m .............. Worship Period Wednesday 6 p.m ....................... Bible Studyrfnf rftbrf fnt Minister Gene Dumas 352-542-0657 or 352-493-7775 11450 NW 76th Terr., Chieand First United Methodist Church 09:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. WorshipTuesdays -10:00 a.m. Sunshine Disciples (Crafts) 01:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study Saturday 08:00 a.m. 2nd Sat. of Month , Methodist Men’s Group (breakfast) 707 N. Main St., – We are on Facebook! Otter Creek Baptist ChurchBro. Wayne Butler, PastorServices ... SundaySunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:00 am WednesdayDinner 5:30 pm Awanas 6:00 pm Worship 7:00 pm171 SW 3rd Street Otter Creek 352-486-2112 Church CalendarFish Dinner on Fri., May 8 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 is open Fri. and Sat. from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. Holy Family is located at 17353 NE Hwy. 27 Alt, 3 miles from Williston; 352/528-2893.Special Mother’s Day Service at Lighthouse May 10e Lighthouse Word Church would like to invite all moms to a special service this Sunday, May 10th at 10:30 am. e men will be serving free breakfast to the mothers at 9:30 am. ere will be a special Mother’s Day Basket raed o and each mom will receive a free gift. A nursery and children’s classes will be available during the 10:30 am Service. Call 493-1554 for more information.Let God Take Center StageMany years ago a certain country music entertainer came to perform in our area, and he brought with him quite a list of ‘druthers’. One of them was he’d ‘druther’ no one be in the building during his pre-show sound check. Because of this, my friends and I were rudely paraded out the back. It wouldn’t have been so bad if we weren’t the opening act! Fifteen minutes until show time, and we’re wandering around some back alley with our guitars. It was quite embarrassing. All we could do was sit around and sheepishly wave at the line of fans. Of course, we were taking it harder than need be. Nobody recognized us. We weren’t famous or anything; OBVIOUSLY! When the snotty little stage manager nally opened the back door his very rst direction was for us to take the stage. “We haven’t even set up our gear yet,” I protested. Snotty shrugged, the small detail evidently not warranting him much concern. “Don’t worry hotshot,” he snipped, “We’ll nd you somewhere to plug-in.” e curtains were already open as we were herded out onto the stage. e crowd looked restless. You could almost feel the resentment they held towards us because of the delay. Mr. Snots jabbed a cord at me in a manner letting me know I had already been way too troublesome. I gritted my teeth and plugged in. My rst strum left no doubt he had hooked me up to a bass players rig. Just as the announcer was mispronouncing our name, I felt a tap on my shoulder. Our drummer Jay stood there twiddling his sticks. “Dude,” he said, “ere ain’t no kit.” e Snotmeister snorted and rushed over to contemptuously wave an open palm toward stage left. Just behind the curtain sat a dusty set of house drums. “Why didn’t I think to look there,” Jay muttered, and sauntered o. I forced down that big lump pulsing in my throat, and lit out on the rst song. Right o I realized the elaborate twenty second sound check we’d been aorded had went for naught. e mix on stage was worse than horrible. We couldn’t hear each other, or ourselves. ankfully, this wasn’t our rst rodeo. We were used to this warm-up act treatment, and had long since grown accustomed to such minor annoyances. We commenced riding that bull on out, and pert-near stomped a mud hole in that old stage before we got down. Yep, we left them Yee-hawing and hollering for ‘Freebird’! Later, when Mr. HeadLiner nally walked out to grace the stage, the crowd went wild. He came out with quite a swagger, or maybe it was just a stagger. I don’t know. Either way, his gate certainly armed he was intent on living up to his ‘Bad-boy’ image. He plugged his little rhythm guitar into a monster wall of Rock-n-Roll guitar ampliers and I suddenly realized why the drummer had been squeezed o stage. ere just wasn’t room for another ego! Bad-Boy yelled “Crank it up!” and the sound man juiced those faders to kick in the extra watts he’d been holding out on us. Unfortunately, this also caused quite a bit of technical diculties. His rst three songs turned out to be a real squeal-fest. Ole’ Bad-Boy gave his crew quite a tongue lashing over that. Of course the crowd loved it. Recalling this whole episode initially brought to mind 1 Peter 5:5b: ( for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble . KVJ) However, after a careful re-evaluation, I can’t legitimately classify us as the humble party in this story. Goodness knows we’d have been walking with the same swagger if it would’ve brought us more applause. I guess there’s a big dierence between being humble and being humbled. But anywayWould you believe after all these years I’m still toting around my same old gear? ere’s a dierence now however. I’m no longer seeking the eeting applause of some ckle crowd on the world’s stage. I’m seeking to glorify God. e rest seems so anticlimactic now that I’ve met the Lord. ese days when they holler ‘Freebird’ I’ve got a real answer. I tell them about the One who can truly set them free; the One who can give them eternal wings. ere’s only one person who really deserves that place on center stage anyway. His name is JESUS Guy Sheeld r fnt bb nr b fntr rrfntbnwww.fghconline.comntt rrt nnnt Pray For Our SoldiersWYETH ALEXANDER READSeptember 20, 1921 – April 30, 2015Wyeth Alexander Read of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 93 on April 30, 2015. He was born September 20, 1921 to the late Dr. William Alexander Read and Blanche Annie Gathings Read in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from University High School there and attended LSU before enlisting in the Navy in 1944. Wyeth was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned to LSU, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts. In 1949 he married Mary Lucy Gray and in 1950 they moved to Miami where he taught at Lindsey Hopkins Technical High until 1956. In 1956, the family moved to Gainesville where Mr. Read completed his M. Ed. in Administration at the University of Florida. Following that Wyeth taught Industrial Arts at Clearlake and Kennedy Junior High Schools in Rockledge, Florida. In 1966 he accepted the position of principal at Cedar Key School which he held for 4 years before moving to the Levy County System where he served for 20 years as Assistant Superintendent in charge of Personnel and Instruction. He also served as chief negotiator for the School Board in Labor discussions with the teachers union. From the age of 7, Wyeth played the violin, rst studying with Louis Ferraro of the LSU Music faculty. Mr. Read was an accomplished violinist, playing in orchestras in Miami, Brevard County, Gainesville and Ocala frequently serving as concert master. Wyeth enjoyed working on cars from a young age and in retirement completely restored his 1962 Mercury Meteor which he happily passed on to his grandson Clark, also an avid mechanic. From his youth in Louisiana and throughout his life he enjoyed shing and being on the water. In Miami he frequently shed or snorkeled with his brother Tom on the family boat the wooden Sea Dragon. He also built a boat, the First Fiddle, while in Rockledge and was often found on Lake Poinsett with his friend Ed Patrick. In Cedar Key many happy memories were made shing for grouper or scalloping with his children and friends. Mr. Read always considered his move to Cedar Key his best professional decision and often reminisced about his years there. Wyeth was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Williston and served on the Mission Board and as Junior Warden several times. He often played his violin for special church services, accompanied by his wife on the organ. Mr. Read is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary; his brother, Tom (Margaret) of Lake Pierce; sister, Winston George of West Palm Beach; his children, Helen McGary of Montana and Bill Read of Louisiana; ve grandchildren: Clark McGary (Meghan) of Oregon, Anna McGary of Tennessee, Katie Read of New York, William Read of Louisiana, and Sarah Read of Louisiana and two great grandchildren, Emily and Logan McGary. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews Funeral services are being held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church ursday, May 7, at 2 p.m. with visitation at the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Orange Hill Cemetery following the service. Flowers will be appreciated or remembrances may be sent to the Florida Sheris’ Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696 (352)528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at LEON OTIS FLETCHERJanuary 16, 1934 – May 2, 2015 Leon Otis Fletcher, Sr. of Morriston, Florida passed away very peacefully at the age of 81 in his home on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Born in Tifton, Georgia on January 16, 1934, Mr. Fletcher married his wife of 56 years, Hilda, on December 20, 1958. Mr. Fletcher retired from Industrial Glass/ Tropicana Inc. in Bradenton, Florida in 1986 and moved to Morriston where he owned and operated Leon Fletcher’s Lawn Service for 29 years. Leon loved his family with all his heart. He dedicated his life to the Lord many years ago and loved to sing in his church “Resurrection Fellowship,” where he was the grounds keeper. Mr. Fletcher was predeceased by his parents Marvin and Ella Jane Fletcher and a step-mother Ada Fletcher; brothers, Robert and Lee Fletcher and sisters Laverne Bozeman and Lavert Simmons. He is survived by his wife Hilda Fletcher; sons, Leon Fletcher, Jr. and James Fletcher; daughters: Lea Jenkins, Janice Sloan, Jackie Walker, Julie Johns, and Janet Akerberg; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; and a sister, Louise Jump. “Sing on forever Daddy, Sing On”!!! Funeral services for Mr. Fletcher are being held at 11:00 a.m. ursday, May 7, 2015 in the Knau Funeral Home Williston Chapel with Rev. Dewayne Bowdoin ociating. Interment will follow in Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson. e family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday night from 5 – 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696 (352)5283481. Please sign the guestbook at




6B LEGAL NOTICES (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Clerk of Court LaQuanda Latson Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 ----------IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COUNTY Case No. 38-2012-CA-000813 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. vs. TENANTS/OWNERS, LOT 11, BLOCK 20, UNIVERSITY OAKS, OF LEVY COUNTY, TOGETHER WITH THAT (S.&S. HOMES, INC.) MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) N812433A & N812433B. 11711 NE 105 AVE, S. Court Street, Bronson, FL, 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson (813) 229-0900 . ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 38-2014-CA000613 U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF8 TRUST, vs. GARY E ZEMBA et al, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 2015, and entered in Case No. 38-2014-CA-000613 of Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for Who are not Known To Be Claimants are defendants, the S. Court St., Bronson, Florida NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHWEST OF SECTION RANGE 14 EAST, LEVY REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 23THE NORTH LINE OF EAST, 40.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF LEVY COUNTY THENCE CONTINUE NORTH A CURVE , CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST, HAVING THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY , ALONG THE ARC OF A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90 OF 39.29 FEET TO THE FEET TO CLOSE ON THE BEING KNOWN AS LOT 5, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A MOBILE HOME BEARING NUMBERS H0GA20K01588B A/K/A 6790 NW 70TH ST., sale. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson Albertelli Law (813) 221-4743 Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at ---------THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, CASE NO: 2014 CA 000355 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., vs. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in Case No. 2014 CA 000355, OF AMERICA, N.A. is the defendants. The Clerk of this Court Street, Bronson, FL to wit: LOT 8 BLOCK 3, GEORGE THE TOWN OF WILLISTON, 32696 AN INTEREST IN THE IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE AFTER THE SALE. South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 (352-486-5266) 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson Frenkel Lambert Weiss 1 East Broward Blvd. Suite 1430 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 FAX: (954)200-7770 -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CASE NO.: 2014 CA 000557 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE vs. OLE C. OLESEN A/K/A OLE OLESEN A/K/A OLE CHRISTIAN OLESEN, et al NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN , and entered in Case No. 2014 and for LEVY COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE and OLE C. OLESEN A/K/A OLE OLESEN A/K/A OLE CHRISTIAN OLESEN, et al are S. Court Street, Bronson, FL set forth in said Final WEST 215 FEET FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER FEET, THENCE NORTH BEGINNING, LEVY COUNTY, sale. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson 954-462-7000 Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 -------THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, . CASE No. 38-2012-CA-000816 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-CW1 vs. MARTIN, FRANK, et al. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 38-2012-CA-000816 of the Florida, wherein, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS MORTGAGE ACQUISITION and, FRANK MARTIN, et al., South Court Street, Bronson, sale. 2015. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson SUITE 700 FL 32601, 352-337-6237 --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Case No. 2013 CA 001083 rfn tntb frrrtrnrrf nrrnb rrfnnn nnfbrn ffnrftrfn b rtnnr rfrnrb trbrffnfntnb ntb tbnnr The Cemetery Club Opens at SVP May 8e Cemetery Club is currently in rehearsal for this side-splitting comedy. ree Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband's graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife's grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. ey are guilt stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre." Showdates: May 8-10 and May 15-17 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. is show is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. Contact Laura Blanton at or call 493-ARTS for more information. Tickets are available at e Gathering Table Restaurant (Chieand), Point of View Antiques (Fanning Springs), or by contacting Becky Gill at 352/443-9096 or beckylgill@


7B Across1. “Poppycock!” 5. Audio equipment brand name 9. Full of chutzpah 14. Small bualo 15. Fishing, perhaps 16. Terminal section of large intestines (pl.) 17. Amounts of precipitation 19. More tting 20. Not extreme (4 wds) 22. Angry, with “up” 23. Pandowdy, e.g. 24. Black 25. Caribbean, e.g. 26. Musical compositions with a recurring main theme 28. Fla. neighbor 30. Antiquity, in antiquity 31. Aspect 35. Kidney-related 38. “Aladdin” prince 39. Heartthrob 40. Certain print 41. Deception 42. Mother Teresa, for one 43. Flemish baroque painter 45. Kipling’s “Gunga ___” 47. “I’m ___ you!” 50. Cable network 51. Divination deck 53. Flight embarkment station (2 wds) 57. Composed 58. Entry through which air is fed to engine (2 wds) 59. Father, Son and Holy Ghost 60. Forum wear 61. “I had no ___!” 62. Undersides 63. Carbon compound 64. Bondman 1. Malt liquor’s yeasty froth 2. Broadcasting (hyphenated) 3. Self-styled, French (hyphenated) 4. Take care of 5. Bleated 6. Christiania, now 7. Autogamy (hyphenated) 8. Malay Archipelago (2 wds) 9. Highlands hillside 10. Wartime retaliation 11. Follow, as a tip (2 wds) 12. Porterhouse, e.g. 13. Robust 18. Dog biter 21. “If only ___ listened ...” 26. Property consisting of houses and land (2 wds) 27. Amiss 28. Branch 29. Grassland 32. Assault with heavy artillery re 33. Australian runner 34. Big ___ Conference 36. Poisonous alkaloid obtained from nightshade 37. Basic monetary unit of Romania 44. Sticker 45. Angry outburst 46. Eye problem 47. Kilns 48. Rocket fuel ingredient, for short 49. Bring up the rear 51. Courtroom event 52. Selsh sort 54. Horace volume 55. “Cogito ___ sum” 56. Book part Crossword Puzzlee answers for this week’s crossword puzzle are on page 7A. Down JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or LEGAL NOTICESNATIONSTAR MORTGAGE -vs.NOTICE IS HEREBY entered in Civil Case No. 2013 Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR at 355 SOUTH COURT STREET, BRONSON, FL STATUTES, AT 11:00 AM , TRACT #30: COMMENCE AT THE CENTER OF SECTION 30, RANGE 19 EAST, LEVY THENCE NORTH 85 41’ 20” WEST ALONG THE NORTH THENCE SOUTH 00 25’ 00” WEST 2332.72 FEET TO THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 25’ 00” WEST 298.97 FEET, THENCE NORTH 85 05’ 17” WEST 509.94 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00 25’ 00” EAST 298.97 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 85 05’ 17” EAST OF BEGINNING. THE WEST 25.00 FEET OF THE NORTH TOGETHER WITH THAT 1989 BREEZE MOTOR HOME MOBILE HOME WITH VIN # 14604420, TITLE # 47246704. MORRISTON, FL 32668 AN INTEREST IN THE IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE AFTER THE SALE. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT LaQuanda Latson Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN RE: THE ESTATE OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the is 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida 32621. The names and addresses of the THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE THEM. NOTICE. SET FORTH IN SECTION TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE Robert T. Smith 3800 Kamehameha Road #27 239 East Hood Road Florida Bar No. 0857750 352-795-1444 -----------SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE 9225 C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida in order to remain advised --------------------------------Levy County BoCC Legal Notices -----------------------------NOTICE COUNTY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC PROPERTIES ON MAY 18, 2015 AT COMMISSIONER’S MEETING SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORDINANCE ADOPTED AUGUST 6, 2002 RELATING TO THE PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS TO PURCHASE ESCHEATED PROPERTY ARE: 1) AN ESCHEATED TO THE COUNTY DESIRED TO BE RETAINED BY THE COUNTY OR SOLD BY GENERAL PUBLIC AUCTION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY AN AND ADVERTISED IN ADVANCE; 2) ESCHEATED LANDS SHALL BE PARCELS 1 ACRE OR LARGER BUT LESS THAN 5 ACRES OR ASSESSED ORLARGER BUT LESS THAN 10 OR MORE SHALL HAVE A AMINIMUM A SIZE AND AN ASSESSED VALUE THAT IT COULD BE INCLUDED IN A, B, C, OR D ABOVE, THE PARCEL SHALL HAVE THE GREATEST COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BY THE SECOND HIGHEST BIDDER 24 HOURS WITHIN WHICH TO PAY @BIDDERS ARE ADVISED ANY AUCTION PRIOR TO COMMENCING BE REVIEWED AT THE CLERK , sale of November F. White and Lois M. White. Minimum 14 East. The land above is also known , sale of November COMMISSIONERS ---------NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the ., or as soon thereafter as the same at (352) 486-5217. On the date, time at (352) 486-5218. Commissioners ----------BRONSON SELF STORAGE 500 Commerce St., Bronson, FL 32621 352-486-2121 Cameras, NEW Lighting & 24/7 AccessOUTDOOR STORAGE$25.00 and up


8B Italian Chicken with Noodles2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes (do not drain) 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce 2 cans (6oz each) tomato paste 1 cup water Pinch of baking soda 3 teaspoons of sugar (or sweeten to taste) 2 Tablespoons butter 1 medium chopped onion 2 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon dried basil akes teaspoon oregano 2 lbs. Chicken pieces – thawed (I prefer breasts with rib) Linguine or Spaghetti noodles – cook per package directions/amount appropriate for diners In large saucepan add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, sugar and pinch of baking soda to a boil. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, and then simmer for up to 2 hours. You can pour the sauce in a slow cooker at this time for cooking ease, cook on high. After one hour, add another pinch of baking soda. e sauce will foam, but stir frequently. Continue to simmer. Melt butter in large skillet or saut pan. Saut onion and garlic in butter until soft. Add basil, oregano to butter mixture. When sauce is of the consistency you like, add the butter/herb mixture. Quickly sear the thawed chicken pieces in 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil. Place chicken in slow cooker and cover with sauce. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. When chicken is done, prepare noodles per package directions. Serve with sauce ladled on noodles. Add Mozzarella cheese if desired.Peachy Summer Cake1 pkg dry cake mix-Funfetti or you can use a white cake mix 1/3 c butter, room temperature 2 large eggs, divided 29 oz can light peach slices, drained 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 c sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13” pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg; mix with fork just until crumbly. Set aside 1 c. crumbs for topping. Press the remaining crumbs on bottom of prepared pan; Bake 10 minutes. Drain peaches, saving the juice and set aside. Cut peach slices into 1” pieces. Spoon onto the baked crust. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla extract; beat with mixer until creamy. Dollop on top of peaches then spread ensuring that you get mixture to sides evenly. Sprinkle with reserved cake mix crumbs. Bake 30 minutes. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving. As cake cools, remove cup of reserved peach juice. Boil the remainder peach juice and add cup white sugar. Turn to low and stir constantly until all sugar has melted. Add teaspoon corn starch to reserved peach juice and mix until no lumps. Add this to the hot peach juice until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. Spoon over Peachy Summer Cake before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.Penny’sRecipes DIY TIP of the WeekBlinds and Lampshade CleaningFabric blinds and lampshades can be dicult to dust, since it seems like the dust just seems to stick tight to the bers. e sticky part of a lint roller will grab all that dust and remove it without you having to shake or brush hard these sometimes delicate items! Are you ready to nd out how many lionsh can be removed from Florida waters in one weekend? e Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its rst annual Lionsh Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of exciting events across the state, starting Saturday, May 16, including a festival in Pensacola. Lionsh Removal and Awareness Day (established to be the rst Saturday after Mother’s Day each year) was created by FWC Commissioners to help draw attention to the lionsh issue. Lionsh are a nonnative, invasive species that have a potential negative impact on native species and habitat. Ready to help control the lionsh population? e FWC is encouraging all divers to remove as many lionsh on the weekend of May 16-17, no matter where they are in Florida. e FWC will also be unveiling its new Reef Ranger program this same weekend. Lionsh Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament, PensacolaFWC will be hosting the rst ever Lionsh Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament at Plaza de Luna, 900 S. Palafox St., Pensacola, on May 16-17. is event will include celebrity chef demonstrations, lionsh tastings, llet demos, a visit from world famous artist and marine conservationist Guy Harvey, family-friendly activities such as games and a fountain to play in, and more than 40 art, diving and conservation vendors; there will also be music, food and tons of helpful lionsh information. e festival starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. each day. Updates will be provided from various other events across the state. Want to participate in the tournament? Visit the Gulf Coast Lionsh Coalition (GCLC) webpage at to learn more or visit their Facebook page at gulfcoastlionshcoalition. GCLC is oering prize money for a number of categories, as well as chances to win great prizes with rae tickets. Come by to check out the researchers counting and lleting sh. Statewide lionsh removal eventsLook for event updates at Are you holding a lionsh-related event in May, particularly the weekend of May 16-17? Email the details (name, city, public contact information and website) to Saltwater@MyFWC. com. Go rogueCan’t make any of the organized events? No worries. e FWC wants all divers to remove as many lionsh as they can the weekend of May 16-17, no matter where they are in Florida. Remove a lionsh? Report it to the Report Florida Lionsh app or online at by clicking “Report Lionsh.” e FWC will be keeping tally of these eorts. Send us a photo of yourself and your catch via Twitter or Instagram, using #FWCLionsh and your photo could be featured on our big screen in Pensacola as well as the website. Make a commitment: Become a Reef Ranger Make a pledge to adopt a reef and remove lionsh from it by becoming a certied Reef Ranger. Research has shown that consistent lionsh removal eorts can reverse some of the negative impact lionsh have on aected reefs. Sign up online coming soon. Visit to learn more. Questions?Contact the FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management at 850-487-0554. For more on FWC’s Pet Amnesty Day, or if you have an exotic pet and need help nding it a new home, visit and click on “Nonnative Species” and “Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.”Florida’s First Annual Lionsh Removal and Awareness Day May 16 Red Grouper Bag Limit Changes to 2 on May 7 in Gulf State and Federal Waterse red grouper recreational bag limit will change from four to two sh per person in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, excluding Monroe County, on May 7. is change was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its November 2014 meeting. e Commission hopes that this change will allow for a longer recreational red grouper season in federal waters, which closed early in 2014 because the recreational catch limit was exceeded in 2013. e two-sh bag limit was initially requested by Florida anglers and forhire captains to help maximize shing opportunities for red grouper, especially during late fall. To learn more about red grouper catches, visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Grouper.”e Suwannee Valley Players are a announcing Auditions for this year's Summer Children's Production: Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest ings written by Robert Johanson! Casting call is Saturday, May 9th at 10:00 AM at the Chief eater, 25 E. Park Ave. in Chieand. Wanted: Kids from ages 5-18 to audition. e more, the merrier! Children will not need to bring anything prepared. Everyone is accepted as auditions are only to determine level of experience and roles. Except for actual show weeks, rehearsals will be limited for your summer vacationing pleasure. Show dates for this non-musical version are July 24th 26th and July 31st August 2nd. is show is presented by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company in Woodstock, IL. Contact Laura Blanton at lblan2001@ or call 352-2213976 for more information.SVP Announces Auditions for Summer Children’s Production May 9 e Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. held a May Day Line Dancing Party on May 1 at the Chieand Senior Center at 305 SW 1st St.Lively music was provided. e seniors showed o their dancing skills. For the guests who didn’t know the dance moves, the regular seniors showed them how it was done.Everyone had a good time. Refreshments and door prizes were supplied by one of the seniors, Nyla Lockwood. For more information about ongoing or upcoming events contact Bernadette Preble, Older Americans Act Coordinator at 352490-7055 Ext. 1.Seniors Take Part in Senior Center May Day Dance Seniors ‘cut a rug’ doing line dancing at May Day Dancing Party. Photo by Bernadette Preble. Subscribe!$25 $30 $35 JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County

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