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Williston won its second consecutive state Class 1A baseball championship last week in Fort Myers. Pictured are team members and their coaches after their triumphant return to Williston. Front row from the left are Shea Rees, Will Thompson, Mason Burton, Denver Ripley, Cameron Coey, Tad Donald, John Carlisle and Joey Long. Back row Coach Scott Hall, Britton Hall, John Elderkin, Ricky Vanasco, Coye Fant, Keith Hardee, Brody Pierce, Ryan Battle, Haydn Cano, Tyler Moore, Austin Langworthy and Assistant Coaches D.J. Bowers, Trent Viau and John Paul. Photo by Terry Witt. See story and more pictures on 1B Sexual Predator Address Change AlertOn May 18, 2015 Steven F. Holland registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheri’s Oce. By Florida law Holland is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses. Steven F. Holland, DOB 12/30/1980, was convicted in 2014 in Alachua County, FL for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a child under 12; F.S. 800.04(5)(b). Holland has registered his change in address as: 21161 NE 35 Street, Williston, FL For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and oenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit and go to the sexual oender data base. — information submitted by the Levy County Sheri’s Oce Steven F. HollandWilliston Wins Baseball Championship Again By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterLevy County Commissioner Mike Joyner on Tuesday said he was oended when a Journal story accused him of a third degree felony – hostage taking – in the May 14 edition of the newspaper. He was referring to a statement made by a Chieand reghter that the county was holding city taxpayers hostage over the issue of Advanced Life Support. In the story, Chieand Deputy Fire Chief Gene Stockman noted that Mayor Teal Pomeroy said he had talked to three county commissioners who said they were willing to take over the city re department and provide Advanced Life Support non-transport to the city if the county was allowed to impose a re assessment in Chieand. Pomeroy later said he talked to three “county ocials” and not three commissioners. He didn’t name the ocials. Stockman said as far as he was concerned, if the county says it is willing to take over the city re department and provide the city with an ALS non-transport truck, but only if the county commission can impose a county re assessment in the city, the county is holding the city taxpayers hostage over ALS. By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterBronson Town Council members voted Monday oer a state licensed water plant operator working for Volusia County the job of town public works director, a position that would pay $18.72 an hour, or $38,937.60 annually. Council members used handwritten notes to assign number scores to the six nalists with Daniel Erik Wise taking rst place and Curtis Stacey, Jr. coming in as a close second. Wise will be oered the job and if he turns it down Clerk Kelli Brettel is authorized to oer the position to Stacey, the son of Bronson Parks and Recreation Director Curtis Stacey, Sr. e salary being oered to Wise, an Environmental Specialist III from Volusia County is the same pay former Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford was making when he left the job. His resum said he holds a Level 3 Distribution System Operator’s certication through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, a certied Site Manager’s license through the Irrigation Society, a state Wastewater Collection certication and a state Drinking Water Operation C certication. Wise earns $49,973 in his current position with Volusia County, according to his resum. He would be taking a cut in pay to move to Bronson. He reportedly has indicated a willingness to talk to the council. Wise’s resum said his current responsibilities are to sample for 39 water and wastewater facilities and to purchase laboratory chemicals. By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterAfter nearly two years citing a resident for allowing trash, garbage and motor vehicles to accumulate in his yard on Marshburn Drive, the Bronson Town Council Monday said it plans to issue a summons to the property owner to appear in county court. Council members voted unanimously to turn the matter over to Town Attorney Steven Warm for prosecution of the citations with the goal of forcing the owner of the property, Jason Eggleston, to clean up the yard. e citations allege the accumulation of trash, garbage or debris, and the storing of wrecked, junked, inoperable or useless motor vehicles. e April 15, 2014 citation said seven vehicles were seen in the front yard and on the right of way in front of the property. Building Ocial Bob Nienegger said the owner claimed some of the vehicles were operable, but his estimate varied from two to four. In a May 29, 2014 followup letter to Eggleston, Neenegger said Eggleston told him he intended to le the required application for a zoning change or special exception to allow for inoperable vehicles until he could erect a building to house them, but never followed through. Nienegger said the town could hire a truck to carry the vehicles o the yard but it would continued to page 6A continued to page 5A continued to page 3A continued to page 3A continued to page 3A County Says 24-hour ALS in Chieand Will Come as Stang IncreasesBy Terry WittSenior Sta WriterLevy County Commissioners approved a letter Tuesday signed by Chairman John Meeks that promised the county would eventually sta the Chieand area with an Advanced Life Support non-transport truck 24 hours a day when adequate personnel have been hired, but for now, the ALS non-transport supervisor’s truck is only in Chieand at night. e May 19 letter said the county will need a detailed plan from the city before it can answer questions the city posed in an earlier letter this month asking for clarication on a number of issues. e same request for a detailed plan has been a sticking point because the city believes the county’s protocols and rules must be followed and city would have to comply with county regulations. Responding to one city question, Meeks’ letter said the county would reduce county re funding to the city if it were to begin operating an ALS non-transport unit and he said the original estimated reduction of $66,920 in re funding to the city was probably conservative and could increase substantially as more data is developed. Chieand is attempting to apply for an ALS non-transport truck that would be stationed in Chieand to serve the city and surrounding area in re District 7 for 24 hours day. It would allow Chieand paramedics to provide critically ill or injured patients with lifesaving medicines and give the paramedics access to Advanced Life Support equipment, something they can’t use now. Some city ocials have grumbled privately that the county is using every opportunity to discourage the city County Commissioner Clashes with Reporter over Hostage Taking Comment Former Commissioner Wilbur Dean Hired as Assistant County CoordinatorBy Terry WittSenior Sta WriterFormer Levy County Commissioner Wilbur Dean was introduced Tuesday as the new assistant to County Coordinator Freddie Moody. e assistant county coordinator’s position has been vacant since Dick Tummond left several months ago. Dean, a 53-year-old farmer, served as commissioner from 1992 to 2000. He said many issues he addressed as a commissioner are still around, but there have been changes, too. “I see changes in the way things are handled. People are more regimented in the way things are handled,” he said. “I look forward to helping the board serve the people and carry out their wishes.” Dean is a graduate of Bronson High School and earned approximately 40 credits from the former Central Florida Community College, which is now the College of Central Florida. Among his accomplishments in government: he has been a supervisor Bronson Council Says It Will Take Code Violator to Court Bronson Oering Volusia County Man Public Works Director Job


2A Jail Media Report from 05/11/2015 to 05/17/2015BARBER, CALE BRANDON, 31, OF WILLISTON, FL: LARC GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN X 2. BLANEY, TERRENCE MICHAEL, 59, OF MORRISTON, FL: DOMESTIC BATTERYTOUCH OR STRIKE. CICCONE, RAYMOND, 40, OF CRYSTAL RIVER, FL: CONTEMPT OF COURT VIOL INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; RESIST OFFICER OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE. CRISS, MATTHEW ANDREW, 24, OF BRONSON, FL: RE-ADMIT FROM COURT. EDWARDS, KATRINA RENEA, 33, OF BRONSON, FL: DRUGS-POSSESS CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; MARIJUANA-POSSESS NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS; DRUG EQUIPPOSSESS AND OR USE. EDWARDS, TIMOTHY RAY, 34, OF BRONSON, FL: POSSESS COCAINE; DRUG EQUIPPOSSESS AND OR USE. ELLIS, THOMAS LEE, 37, OF ARCHER, FL: PROB VIOLATION. GRANTHAM JR, REGINALD CHARLES, 24, OF DUNNELLON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE. HAND, ROGER WAYNE, 44, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: DUIUNLAWFUL BLOOD ALCOHOL BUI 1ST OR 2ND VIOLATION.Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most WantedJOHNSON, MICHAEL SLADE, 28, OF CEDAR KEY, FL: KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED REVOKED. MASSEY, BURT GEORGE, 46, OF INGLIS, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. PARKER, DARLENA, 46, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: SHOPLIFTING PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF. PATE, CARSON LEE, 50, OF WILLISTON, FL: SIMPLE ASSLT INTENT THREAT TO DO VIOLENCE. REYES, CHARLES CHIQUI, 31, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: FAIL TO REGISTER MOTOR VEH. ROBLERO-PEREZ, EDWIN, 25, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE; COMMIT DOMESTIC BATTERY BY STRANGULATION. ROWE, RUPERT, 65, OF WILLISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION. HARRIS, DOMINIC RAIFORD CHILD SUPPORT URGE 1,500MYERS, TAMI GAINESVILLE CHILD SUPPORT PURGE 2,000SCHEIDER, JAMES OLD TOWN CHILD SUPPORT PURGE 1,500SMITH, CHARLES BRONSON CHILD SUPPORT PURGE 1,800 SMITH, JOSHUA ALLYN, 28, OF CROSS CITY, FL: VOP PETIT THEFT / SHOPLIFTING. TURNER, BRADY BENJAMIN, 17, OF BRONSON, FL: PROB VIOLATION. WRIGHT, STUART W, 59, OF BRONSON, FL: DOMESTIC BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE; AGGRAV BATTERY CAUSE BODILY HARM OR DISABILITY.\Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Sentencings from the Bench VIGLIOTTI, JOSEPH BRANDON CHILD SUPPORT PURGE 1,200 Circuit Judge William Davis sentenced an Archer man with a Levy County address to 270 days in the Levy County Detention Center on May 6 for violating his probation on a sex charge dating back to 2005. Rexford Lee Batten , 30, was given 166 days credit for time served in jail and his sex oender probation was reinstated. e original charge dating back to Aug. 20, 2004 was having sex with an underage girl. e girl became pregnant and Batten was sentenced to 12 years in state prison to be followed by three years of sex oender probation. He violated his probation when he sent the victim a message on Facebook. One requirement of his probation was that he was to have no contact with the victim. Robert Joseph Bissonette , 55, Bell, was sentenced to 270 days in the Levy County Detention Center followed by 24 months of probation after pleading no contest to burglary of a structure and grand theft III. He was given 69 days credit for time served in jail. Bissonette burglarized a home on NE 98th Court on Feb. 25 taking $400 cash, a bag of jewelry valued at nearly $2,000 and a quartz watch. When the victim’s boyfriend came home he saw Bissonette walking o the porch. He claimed to be there to give a quote on yard work. e boyfriend took down his license plate number. e number belonged to Bissonette’s brother. When Levy County sheri’s investigators questioned Bissonette he gave them consent to search his home and car. When Bissonette opened his car door to grab a jacket and towel a silver men’s watch fell out matching the description of the one stolen in the burglary. Cory Lance Dallas , 26, Gainesville, was sentenced to 150 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given credit for 123 days served in jail for violation of his probation. Dallas was arrested by Williston police on Sept. 13, 2014 when he was caught driving a vehicle with a suspended license. His license had been suspended four previous times. He violated his probation on Dec. 2, 2014 when he was arrested by Gainesville police on charges of resisting without violence and driving with a revoked license. One of the conditions of his probation was that he was to have no contact with law enforcement. Jessie Chance Hale , 29, Williston, was sentenced to 90 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given 47 days credit for time served in jail after pleading no contest to use and possession of drug paraphernalia. e Levy County Sheri’s Oce on March 22, 2015 made a trac stop in the Sand Slough Hunting Club where they arrested Luther Hiers for being a felon in possession of a rearm. Deputies found a bottle in the vehicle of Hale that he said had been used to smoke methamphetamine that day. Hale said he had purchased one gram of meth from a location in Marion County known as Little Mexico. e liquid in the bottle was Gatorade which was used to take away the bitter taste of the meth. Laurel Lynn Janney , 59, Williston, was sentenced to 180 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given 19 days credit for time served in jail for violation of her probation. e original charges stemmed from a trac stop on July 29, 2014 where a Levy County sheri’s deputy found two clear rocks in her car that tested positive for methamphetamine. Court records said Janney violated her probation on March 29, 2015 when she tested positive for methamphetamine. She admitted using meth. She also tested positive for methamphetamine on April 2, 2015. Laurie Janine Meeks , Chieand, was sentenced to 120 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given 6 days credit after pleading no contest to Medicaid provider fraud. Court records said her jail sentence is to be followed by four years of probation and the court ned her $355,996.43 for Medicaid fraud. She has made a $15,000 payment to the court and must pay an additional $10,000 within 60 days. Meeks knowingly submitted false claims for payment to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration for services she did not render to Medicaid recipients, record said. She received or tried to receive payments of more than $50,000. Christopher Ryan Turner , 25, Chieand, was sentenced to 24 months in state prison and given time for three days served in jail after pleading no contest to burglary of an occupied dwelling. e burglary occurred on Feb. 24, 2010. e victim said eight rearms were taken from the home. e Levy County Sheri’s Oce retrieved a cigarette butt from the victim’s bedroom dresser drawer that didn’t belong to the victim. e cigarette butt was sent to the Florida Department of Law enforcement for DNA analysis. A lab report issued on Aug. 6, 2013 said a DNA prole matching Turner’s DNA had been taken from the cigarette butt. Sheri’s Investigator Jimmy Anderson obtained a warrant to take a DNA sample from Turner at the North Florida Regional Center. DNA was obtained. Turner denied any involvement in the burglary. Anderson asked Turner how a cigarette butt containing his DNA was found in the victim’s dresser drawer. He didn’t have an answer. Christopher omas Davis, 40, Williston, was sentenced to 60 days in the Levy County Detention Center on May 13 after pleading no contest to grand theft III $300 to $4,999. He was given credit for 44 days served in jail. Levy County sheri’s investigators were investigating the fraudulent use of a credit card on March 17, 2015 when they were told about Davis and his girlfriend. e daughter of the 95-year-old female victim said credit cards were used without her permission to make purchases. Turner admitted using the woman’s credit card at a Marathon Gas Station, Winn Dixie, Lil Food Ranch, Advance Auto Parts, Best Buy and Quality Inn Motel in Chieand. eondoe D. Gudger , 32, Brooksville, was sentenced to 120 days in the Levy County Detention Center and given 86 days credit for time served in jail after pleading no contest to use of possession of drug paraphernalia. Gudger was a passenger in a car stopped by the Levy County Sheri’s Oce in Morriston. He was seated next to his girlfriend. Gudger had recently been released from the Marion County Jail. He had gotten out of state prison in September. Investigator Duane Dykstra found a large amount of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle including a plastic baggie and digital scale. e paraphernalia tested positive for methamphetamine. Dykstra said the materials found in the car were consistent with equipment used for street level distribution of meth. When Gudger was arrested for the paraphernalia, he voluntarily pulled out a bottle hanging inside his jeans. e bottle contained ve grams of crystal methamphetamine. Donna Alyce ompson , AKA Donna Jones, 39, Old Town, was sentenced to 17 months in state prison and given 213 days credit for time served in jail for violation of her probation. e original charged stemmed from a trac stop by the former Inglis Police Department on Oct. 17, 2012. ompson was a passenger in a vehicle stopped at the Kangaroo Gas Station. Police discovered a homemade pipe and syringes in a grocery bag along with spoons with burn marks and a metal ring device for snorting drugs. Located in the trunk was a clandestine methamphetamine lab with chemicals for a “one pot cook.” A dierent basket contained Coleman fuel and a two-layered liquid suspected as raw material for making meth. ompson violated her probation on Dec. 21, 2014 while a patient at a drug treatment facility known as Phoenix House when she tested positive for amphetamines. She had been scheduled for release on Feb. 10, 2015. Her probation ocer recommended she remain at Phoenix house with more frequent drug testing and additional restrictions, but Judge Davis said “no further action was required.” He sent her to prison. 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 CorrectionA caption under a front page photo of the state champion Chieand High School softball team in last week’s edition of the Levy County Journal incorrectly identied one of the coaches as Hannah Stalvey. e real name of the coach is Harland Stalvey. e Journal apologizes for the mistake.


3A JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923call 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ Levy County$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe! David Renaud, D.V.M. Kathy Bowker, D.V.M. Suwannee Valley VETERINARY CLINIC 352-493-4958 2580 North Young Blvd., Chiefland (Across from Mary’s Little T) David Renaud, D.V.M. David Renaud, D.V.M. VETERINARY CLINIC VETERINARY CLINIC David Renaud, D.V.M. David Renaud, D.V.M. OPEN Mon.-Fri. 8-6pm & Sat. 9-Noon Maggie Personal and Compassionate Care Preventative Care, Medicine, Surgery & Dentistry Convenient Appointments Three Year Vaccines for Dogs and Cats Early Morning Drop Off Service Finance Plans Available Through Care Credit Two Levy County Men Sent to Prison for Possessing Child Porn By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterChild pornography is a growing problem in Florida and evidence of that trend can be found in the prison sentences issued this month in Levy County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge William Davis sent two men to state prison for possession of pornographic images of children. e images were saved on a cell phone in one case and on a computer laptop in the other. e cases were unrelated. Enno Christian Franzius, 36, Bronson, was sentenced to ve years in state prison after pleading no contest to possession of child pornography. He was given 164 days credit for time served in jail. e pornographic photographs were found by Geek Squad technicians repairing his computer at the Best Buy store in Gainesville. ey notied the Levy County Sheri’s Oce on Feb. 5, 2013. e Levy County Sheri’s Oce contacted the Alachua County Sheri’s Oce. A detective from the Crimes Against Children Task Force was assigned to investigate the case due to the images being found on a computer at a Gainesville store. A task force that included Levy County deputies executed a search warrant on Feb. 6 at Franzius’ home on NE 106th court in Bronson. Franzius admitted visiting child pornography sites and downloading child photographs. He also admitted copying the images from a MacIntosh computer that was to be repaired to an Icer Netbook computer before taking the Mac to Best Buy. Investigators conducted a forensic examination of both computers and found 55 image of a male child 12-15 years old having sex with an adult female. ere were also images of a 6-8 year old female in provocative poses. In the second case, Deonte James Washington, 20, Williston, was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading no contest to possession of child pornography and transmission of child pornography by an electronic device. He was given credit for 153 days served in jail. He must serve ve years of sex oender probation after concluding his prison term. He can have no unsupervised contact with minors. e case began on April 28, 2013 when the Lake County Sheri’s Oce began investigating people who use the social networking site Instagram to trac or transmit child pornography. e investigation stemmed from a cyber tip that originated with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. e tip pertained to a person downloading child porno from a home in Williston. e case was referred to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Jacksonville. A special agent from the FDLE’s Hi Tech Crimes Unit who had specialized training in the investigation of child exploitation and digital and forensic criminal investigations was assigned to the case. FDLE identied the street address where the images were being downloaded. Washington lived on NE 40th St. and was using Instagram to download pornographic images of a young boy having sex with an adult male. e pornographic images were found on Washington’s cell phone. FDLE said Washington told them he had a “proclivity for young boys.” Williston Police Departmente Williston Police Department, like every other Police Department in the nation has very few police ocers available to protect all of the citizens and visitors in the city at any given time. Still, it is our intention to make them as safe as we can through whatever means necessary. Toward that end, your police department has committed to establishing and promoting self defense programs to the residents and visitors of this city. “R.A.D” or “Rape Aggression Defense” is one such program that we intend to sponsor two or three times a year. We also plan Concealed Firearms Classes for people who wish to obtain a Florida Concealed Firearms License. Only part of the mission of the Police Department is to “catch bad guys.” e Police Department is committed to improving “quality of life” within the City and that includes making citizens aware and being prepared to assist and defend them when necessary. Toward that end, the Police Department has established a 501(c)(3) Trust Fund which allows the Police Department access to funds not regularly found in the budget. e trust fund is called the “Friends of Williston Police” and is administered by an independent ve person group of local citizens who determine the appropriateness of a request for funds. Any citizen may donate to this trust fund and take a tax exemption as a charity. ey may even earmark the use of the funds for specic projects. Dennis Strow, Williston Chief of Police County Says 24-hour ALS in Chieand Will Come as Stang Increases continued from page 1A from establishing an ALS non-transport truck and they are ready to wash their hands of the entire issue. e county says it hasn’t thrown any roadblocks in front of the city for establishing ALS non-transport. In his letter, Meeks said stationing one of the county’s ALS non-transport supervisory vehicles and a crew in the Chieand area “is a long term commitment and part of the County’s plan for EMS services.” He was apparently referring to battalion trucks that are equipped with ALS supplies and are manned by paramedic supervisors. Two of them travel the county daily and one is stationed in Chieand at night. Meeks said the ALS non-transport supervisor’s vehicle will be stationed in the Chieand region during daytime hours, “as soon as adequate personnel have been hired to sta the other Supervisor’s vehicle for the southern area of the county; and hiring procedures are well under way.” “e Board wanted to clarify this aspect of the County’s operations so that City representatives and citizens would understand that the ALS non-transport services the City seeks are already committed to the Chieand area by the County, at no extra expense to the City or City taxpayers,” Meeks wrote. “We ask that you seriously consider the need for City-directed ALS services, and the cost those services would impose on the City and its taxpayers, in light of this information on County operations.” Meeks went on to say that if the city still desires to pursue ALS services after reading about the county’s commitment to provide them, the county is willing to address the city’s questions only after the city has provided a “viable, written plan for ALS services.” “Without the City’s plan, the County cannot fully address the City’s request because the County lacks vital information necessary to make the requested determinations,” Meeks said. Meeks said the county is particularly interested in receiving the city’s business plan setting out proposed funding for ALS services. e county has made it clear that it won’t fund any city operated ALS non-transport truck. e city will have to nd those nancial resources on its own. “Once the City makes the commitment to begin ALS services, the County will expect the commitment to continue for the long haul,” Meeks wrote. “Otherwise, if and when the City cannot fund the service, the County will be expected to magically locate funding, sta and other resources the County does not have to fulll a promise the County did not make and is not anticipated in the County’s operations. is will not be an acceptable situation for the County or its citizens.” Meeks did clarify the issue of whether the county would replace the prescription drugs that city paramedics would use when the city is ALS certied. He said the County would replace drugs and other consumables used on the scene by the city when providing ALS non-transport services. Regarding the potential reduction in re funding, Meeks went on to say that “it is important to keep in mind” that once the city provides a detailed ALS plan and additional data is developed, “the proposed $66,920 reduction in county re funding to the city could increase, and the increase could be substantial. is should be considered in the development of the City’s plan.” e county currently awards the city $212,000 in re funding annually. e money comes from a tax assessment levied by the county commission in unincorporated areas to pay for the city re department to ght res outside the city limits. e county says the money can be used to pay for rst responder calls by city reghters, but the money can’t be used to fund ALS non-transport. First responder calls to medical emergencies are known as Basic Life Support. A reduction in the re funding would mean the city would have to develop another source of revenue to pay for re protection, but that would mean adding another tax to city property owners.County Commissioner Clashes with Reporter over Hostage Taking Comment continued from page 1A When Stockman was asked to respond to Joyner’s comment that he was oended at being accused of a third degree felony – hostage taking – Stockman chuckled. He said the term “taking city taxpayers of Chieand hostage” was only a gure of speech. He said it was intended to make a point that the county commission is using the county re tax as leverage to oer ALS non-transport to the city, but only if a re tax is imposed inside the city limits. “It’s a hostage situation. It’s just there’s no gun pointed,” Stockman said. e exchange between Joyner and a Journal reporter turned negative Tuesday when Joyner insisted he had been accused in the story of a third degree felony – hostage taking. e Journal reporter suggested that maybe a criminal investigation was needed if that was the case. “Maybe they need to get that burr from under their saddle and settle their ass down,” Joyner snapped. Members of the audience suggested Joyner adhere to the county’s policy of practicing civility during commission meetings. When Joyner, a retired law enforcement ocer, rst brought up the subject, he stared at a Journal reporter and asked if the reporter made the statement in the story about hostage taking or if someone else had made the statement. e reporter said it wasn’t his statement. Reporters are not obligated to answer the questions of public ocials in meetings, but the Journal reporter provided an answer as a courtesy to Joyner, but the commissioner insisted he had been accused of hostage taking, a felony oense. e reporter indicated that he didn’t think the statement by the reghter was intended to accuse Joyner of a crime. Joyner replied he had been accused of felony hostage taking. for the Levy Soil and Water Conservation District since 2002; he represented Florida on the National Association of Conservation Districts from 2006-10; he was president of the Association of Florida Conservation Districts from 2006-08. Dean lists his special abilities as planning, budgeting, organizing, managing employees, buying and selling property and assets, listening and “addressing the concerns of the citizens of Levy County,” and approving the budget and policies and procedures of county government. Dean was secretary/treasurer of the Association of Florida Conservation Districts from 2013 to 2015 and from 2012 to the present has served on the Soil and Water Council as an appointee of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Since 2013 he has served on the Rosemary Cemetery Board of Directors and is a deacon of First Baptist Church in Bronson. He is self-employed as the owner of Dean Farms. He listed his pastor at First Baptist Church, Je Buchanan, as a reference along with former County Judge Joe Smith and former School Superintended Cli Norris. Dean said as he works with Moody and gets a grasp on things he is hopeful he can free Moody to get out of the oce more often and work with department supervisors and employees in the eld. Dean will occupy the most recently created space in the county commission oce complex.Former Commissioner Wilbur Dean Hired as Assistant County Coordinator continued from page 1A


4A OPINION LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:A.D. Andrews – Publisher Linda Cooper – General Manager Kathy Hilliard – CopyEditor Terry Witt – Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart – Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout legals@levyjournal.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher’s liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy deadline is noon Friday. LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923 Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateIn a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric -and disregard of reality. One of the ways of ghting poverty, he proposed, was to “ask from society’s lottery winners” that they make a “modest investment” in government programs to help the poor. Since free speech is guaranteed to everyone by the First Amendment to the Constitution, there is nothing to prevent anybody from asking anything from anybody else. But the federal government does not just “ask” for money. It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually before the people who have earned it see their paychecks. Despite pious rhetoric on the left about “asking” the more fortunate for more money, the government does not “ask” anything. It seizes what it wants by force. If you don’t pay up, it can take not only your paycheck, it can seize your bank account, put a lien on your home and/ or put you in federal prison. So please don’t insult our intelligence by talking piously about “asking.” And please don’t call the government’s pouring trillions of tax dollars down a bottomless pit “investment.” Remember the soaring words from Barack Obama, in his early days in the White House, about “investing in the industries of the future”? After Solyndra and other companies in which he “invested” the taxpayers’ money went bankrupt, we haven’t heard those soaring words so much. en there are those who produced the wealth that politicians want to grab. In Obama’s rhetoric, these producers are called “society’s lottery winners.” Was Bill Gates a lottery winner? Or did he produce and sell a computer operating system that allows billions of people around the world to use computers, without knowing anything about the inner workings of this complex technology? Was Henry Ford a lottery winner? Or did he revolutionize the production of automobiles, bringing the price down to the point where cars were no longer luxuries of the rich but vehicles that millions of ordinary people could aord, greatly expanding the scope of their lives? Most people who want to redistribute wealth don’t want to talk about how that wealth was produced in the rst place. ey just want “the rich” to pay their undened “fair share” of taxes. is “fair share” must remain undened because all it really means is “more.” Once you have dened it -whether at 30 percent, 60 percent or 90 percent -you wouldn’t be able to come back for more. Obama goes further than other income redistributionists. “You didn’t build that!” he declared to those who did. Why? Because those who created additions to the world’s wealth used government-built roads or other government-provided services to market their products. And who paid for those roads and other government-provided services if not the taxpayers? Since all other taxpayers, as well as non-taxpayers, also use government facilities, why are those who created private wealth not to use them also, since they are taxpayers as well? e fact that most of the rhetorical ploys used by Barack Obama and other redistributionists will not stand up under scrutiny means very little politically. After all, how many people who come out of our schools and colleges today are capable of critical scrutiny? When all else fails, redistributionists can say, as Obama did at Georgetown University, that “coldhearted, free-market capitalist types” are people who “pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use and your family will ever be able to use,” so they should let the government take that extra money to help the poor. Slippery use of the word “use” seems to conne it to personal consumption. e real question is whether the investment of wealth is likely to be done better by those who created that wealth in the rst place or by politicians. e track record of politicians hardly suggests that turning ever more of a nation’s wealth over to them is likely to turn out well. It certainly has not turned out well in the American economy under Barack Obama. 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 SyndicateAt a recent White House science fair celebrating inventors, a Girl Scout who helped design a Lego-powered page-turning device asked President Obama what he had ever thought up or prototyped. Stumbling for an answer, he replied: “I came up with things like, you know, health care.” Ah, yes. “Health care.” Remember when the president’s signature Obamacare health insurance exchanges were going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread, the remote control, jogger strollers, Siri, the Keurig coee maker, driverless cars and Legos all rolled into one? e miraculous, ecient, cost-saving, innovative 21stcentury government-run “marketplaces” were supposed to put the “aordable” in Obama’s Aordable Care Act. Know-it-all bureaucrats were going to show private companies how to set up better websites (gigglesnort), implement better marketing and outreach (guaw), provide superior customer service (belly laugh), and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse (LOLOLOL). You will be shocked beyond belief, I’m sure, to learn that Obamacare exchanges across the country are instead bleeding money, seeking more taxpayer bailouts and turning everything they touch to chicken poop. Wait, that’s not fair to chicken poop, which can at least be composted. “Almost half of Obamacare exchanges face nancial struggles in the future,” e Washington Post reported last week. e news comes despite $5 billion in federal taxpayer subsidies for IT vendors, call centers and all the infrastructure and manpower needed to prop up the showcase government health insurance entities. Initially, the feds ran 34 state exchanges; 16 states and the District of Columbia set up their own. While private health insurance exchanges have operated smoothly and satised customers for decades, the Obamacare models are on life support. Oregon’s exchange is six feet under -shuttered last year after government overseers squandered $300 million on their failed website and shady consultants who allegedly set up a phony website to trick the feds. e FBI and the U.S. HHS inspector general’s oce reportedly have been investigating the racket for more than a year now. In the People’s Republic of Hawaii, which has been a “trailblazer” of socialized medicine for nearly four decades, the proigate state-run exchange demanded a nearly $30 million cash infusion to remain nancially viable after securing $205 million for startup costs. e Hawaii Health Connector accidentally disconnected hundreds of poor patients’ accounts and squandered an estimated 8,000 hours on technological glitches and failures. Enrollment projections were severely overinated like a reverse Tom Brady scandal. After failing to secure a bailout, Hawaii announced this week that its exchange would be shut down amid rising debt. In Maryland, a state audit found that its health insurance exchange “improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled websites in the nation,” e Baltimore Sun reported in late March. at’s in addition to the $90 million the state blew on technical problems. e state scrapped its junk website and forced enrollees to resubmit to the tortuous sign-up process all over again. Last week, federal prosecutors subpoenaed the Massachusetts Obamacare exchange after whistleblowers there exposed what a “technological disaster” its “Health Connector” program was. Boston’s Pioneer Institute senior fellow in health care, Josh Archambault, released a report on Monday detailing the “complete incompetence” of the state’s health bureaucrats from Day One. But taxpayers would be lucky if incompetence were the only sin. After ring the tech boneheads of CGI, the same company behind the federal meltdown, Massachusetts ocials “appear to have lied to the federal government to cover up mistakes” made by both the state and the IT company. “In at least two instances we uncovered,” Archambault revealed, what the state told the feds “was either in direct conict with internal audits or highly improbable given what was being said in the audit and what whistleblowers said was happening at the time.” As health care analyst Phil Kerpen of the free market group American Commitment points out, Massachusetts “already had a functioning state health exchange” but “after receiving $179 million from federal taxpayers” to reconstitute it under Obamacare, “they were able to break that existing exchange beyond repair.” An amazing feat. Lesson for inventive Scouts and students wondering about what people in Washington, D.C., prototype: Government bureaucrats don’t make things, kids. ey break things.Michelle Malkin is author of the new book “Who Built at: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs.” Her e-mail address is COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM ‘Just Asking’ Obamacare Exchanges on Life Support Decoration Day The Real Memorial Daye worsening lack of historical awareness of our society is saddening and frightening. For a case in point, ask a group of young people what we will be celebrating on the Fourth of July. Or, what we are memorializing on the approaching Memorial Day. Chances are you will get a bunch of blank stares. What we now call Memorial Day, before World War II, was ocially called “Decoration Day”. While several places claim to be its birthplace, the consensus is that the holiday’s genesis was in Columbus, Mississippi a year after the Civil War ended. Columbus was the location of a Confederate hospital. After the battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) many of the wounded were brought there and by the end of the war, the community’s cemetery was the resting place for thousands of souls of Union and Confederate soldiers. On Confederate Memorial Day (April 25, 1866) the ladies of Columbus laid owers on the graves of both the Union and the Confederate dead in the cemetery. A poet, Francis Miles Finch, from Ithaca, New York, happened to be in Columbus at that time and was inspired by the ladies’ actions to write a poem, “e Blue and the Gray”. One of the verses reads, “From the silence of sorrowful hours e desolate mourners go, Lovingly laden with owers Alike for the friend and the foe Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgement day; Under the roses, the Blue, Under the lilies, the Gray.” Former Union General John A. Logan, then a congressman from Illinois and the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (a fraternal organization of veterans of Union service) led the campaign to have “Decoration Day” declared a national holiday. It was rst celebrated on Saturday, May 30, 1868, a date chosen because it was not the anniversary of any signicant battle and because it was when many owers would be in bloom. On that rst “Decoration Day” events were held in 183 cemeteries in 27 of the 37 states. e name of the holiday was gradually changed to “Memorial Day” starting in the 1880s. One would think that “Decoration Day” would require the celebrant’s presence in the cemetery to place actual owers on the graves. But, one could celebrate a “memorial” no matter where you might be. Finally, in 1967, the name was ocially changed and in 1968, under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday in May. What are we memorializing on Memorial Day? e table below gives an idea of the number (primarily young men at the prime of life) who have sacriced their lives to protect our nation in time of war. WAR TOTAL DEATHS (combat and non-combat) Revolutionary War 1775-1783 25,000 War of 1812 1812-1815 15,000 Mexican-American War 1846-1848 13,283 Civil War (combined 1861-1865 664,035 Union 364,511 Confederate 299,524 World War l 1917-1918 116,516 World War ll 1941-1945 405,399continued to page 5A


5A Word Search Appealed Blunt Brief Coasts Decades Deeply Dived Drawn Escape Field Forget Injecting Judges League Level Light Lofty Lowest Meets Metal Mists Movie Needs Notes Peace Peeps Pride Pyramid Queues Rises Rolls Satisfaction Seals Seven Shaken Sister Sixes Squeezed Subject Swell Taken Tiles Tissues Upstream Useful Votes Watery WhirlingYoho Votes to Provide for the Common DefenseWashington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of authorizing money to fund America’s military operations for scal year 2016. H.R. 1735 National Defense Authorization Act would authorize $611.8 billion in spending for national defense. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after the vote: “Global instability and the threats that accompany it are very real and growing. Funding the brave men and women in uniform who provide for the common defense of this nation is paramount. e money we have authorized today will help give them all the necessary equipment and support they need to maintain readiness and accomplish their mission at home and abroad. “Equally important, this authorization bill implements much needed reforms to the Department of Defense. Reforms that will increase our military’s agility and speed at which we can adapt and respond to the evolving threats we face. ere is acquisition reform that will help in streamlining our military’s acquisition process that will help empower project managers and other Department of Defense decision makers to make judgements in the best interest of our troops and for you, the taxpayer. “I never take for granted the liberties and freedoms that are made possible by our brave military. I also take seriously my constitutional duty, as a Member of Congress, to provide for the common defense of our great nation. Today’s vote ensures our military has the resources to remain vigilant and our country’s defense is strong.”Yoho Votes to Limit EPA Overreach Directs agencies to scrap proposed ruleCongressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 1732 -Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015. e bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014 that denes the scope of waters protected under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA). ey will have 30 days to remove the rule and develop a new rule to replace it. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement: “It’s no secret that under the EPA and Army Corps proposed rule – ‘Waters of the U.S.’ – there will be a dramatic expansion of the federal government’s ability to regulate businesses and land owners. “Whether you are a small farm operator or a large construction company, this type of government overreach threatens your ability to sustain and grow your business. I can’t say this enough, government needs to get out of the way of hard working Americans who are doing their best to make a living and grow our economy. “I rmly believe we need to be good stewards of the land we have been blessed with and which sustains us. However, we must do this in a realistic way and not at the expense of stiing the entrepreneurial spirit or running the country’s economy into the ground.” Yoho Votes to Protect Unborn Children from Painful Late AbortionsCongressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted to protect the most vulnerable among us, unborn children. H.R. 36 Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would prohibit abortions from being performed 20 or more weeks after fertilization. is bill would provide protections for infants born alive and would provide women with a civil right of action if a healthcare provider fails to comply with the law. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after his vote: “is bill today defends the defenseless. Every life has value and the right to reach its full potential. With the growing scientic evidence conrming that unborn babies can feel pain at 20-weeks and are increasingly able to survive a premature birth, there is no question; these voiceless human beings should be protected. I believe every child is a gift from God. e sanctity, dignity, and lives of these gifts must be protected.” Details of H.R. 36: is prohibition would NOT apply: (1) if the abortion is necessary under reasonable medical judgment to save the life of the pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a non-psychological or non-emotional physical disorder, illness, or injury arising from the pregnancy itself; (2) if the pregnancy is the result of a rape against an adult woman, and at least 48 hours prior to the abortion the woman obtained counseling for the rape or obtained medical treatment for the rape; (3) if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest against a minor that had been reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency or government agency legally authorized to act on reports of child abuse.Yoho Wants More State Control of EducationCongressman Ted. S. Yoho wants states to have more control over education and to reform our failing educational system. He introduced the Transform Education in America through Choice Act (HR 773). e bill will streamline Department of Education programs over a 3-year period for the purpose of ensuring a return to the principles of federalism – within the bounds of the United States Constitution – allowing for state and local governments to evaluate and implement best practice standards for our nation’s K-12 educational system. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after the introduction of the bill: “e federal government, in an eort to improve our failing schools, has become increasingly more involved. e byproduct of increased government intervention is that students have become statistics rather than individuals and Federal involvement has only hampered the ability of schools to address the unique needs of each student and school district. “ere are clear dierences of opinion on how best to educate the future of America. Some say it rests upon the states and the individual at the local level and others believe the federal government is best suited to set the roadmap for an enlightened mind. I believe the former is the best course of action for our children and the country. “Whether they are from rural counties or urban cities, every student, including those in poverty and those with disabilities, should have access to a quality education. e power of education and the advancement of knowledge opens and elevates the mind. It is time that we put the power back into the hands of parents along with state and local ocials to educate our children. Our kids are our future and setting up a system for them to succeed will not only create a bright future for them but a strong foundation for America. at is why I introduced the TEACH Act.” Bill reasoning: Federal rules, regulations and mandates have crippled our country’s education system. e organization for Economic Cooperation and Development study found that the United States spends over $15,000 per student per year – more than any other country in the world. Decisions on how to educate our nation’s children are better decided on the state and local level, and best decided by parents. e Department of Education has outgrown its original authority of providing equality and accessibility to students. We propose returning to the principles of federalism contained within the Constitution. All powers not specically designated to the federal government should and must be designated to the respective States. is legislation will streamline the Department of Education over the course of 3 years. Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Aairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional DistrictFrom the Oce of Representative Ted YohoKorean War 1950-1953 36,516 Vietnam War 1955-1975 58,209 Afghanistan War 2001-Present 2,229 Iraq War 2003-2011 4,488 TOTAL 1,321,612 ese gures don’t add up because only the major wars have been listed. e Civil War, in terms of deaths and percentage of the population has been the most costly. Young boys, north and south, are buried in hundreds of cemeteries across the country (mostly east of the Mississippi River). e number of fatalities during the Civil War was bad enough, but because of one of the recruiting methods used by north and south, the impact on communities could be catastrophic. Often, a prominent person in the neighborhood would recruit and outt a company of 100 or even a regiment of 1,000. e First Texas, recruited from several counties in east Texas, lost 82 percent of its regiment at Sharpsburg (Antietam), September 17,1862. e 26th North Carolina from seven counties in the western part of the state, suered 714 casualties out of 800 during the battle of Gettysburg. Eighteen members of the Christian family of Christianburg, Virginia, were killed during the war. Our nation was slow to learn its lesson. During subsequent wars, units continued to be recruited from communities; friends and family members were encouraged to join and serve together. When I was about ten years old, I put together a model of a Navy destroyer, the U.S.S. Sullivans. It was named after the ve Sullivan brothers who were killed when their ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine. e numbers making the ultimate sacrice are large, but it should be remembered that each digit represents a life interrupted, dreams unfullled, loved ones left with empty hearts. I knew several friends in school whose fathers had been killed in world War ll or the Korean War. To my knowledge, their widows never re-married. A family’s loss is compounded when, for whatever reason, the body of the deceased soldier cannot be retrieved or cannot be identied. In response to this tragedy our government created the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. ere, the bodies of one soldier from World War I, two from World War II, and one from the Korean War lie protected around the clock by an armed guard. e tomb has been inscribed by a grateful nation with the simple words, “HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER KNOWN BUT TO GOD” e tomb had contained a serviceman from the Vietnam War but he was removed in 1998 because he was identied through DNA as Air Force First Lt Michael Joseph Blassie. is had to be a comfort to his family, but it must have had the reverse eect on many other families who shared the hope that their loved one was at rest in the tomb. e traveling Vietnam Memorial recently was in our community. You can nd each of the 58,000 plus names on the wall and there is a website you can visit to get information about each person. ere’s only one person who I knew personally who was killed in Vietnam, Alan Calloway, who was in my high school class. We played football together. I often think of Alan and wish that he didn’t have to miss out on the rest of his life. Another person I often think about I never met. When my daughter was in high school, the father of one of her classmates, an Air force pilot, Colonel Fallon, was still listed as MIA. I don’t know if he was ever re-classied as killed in action. We owe a great debt to these noble warriors and their families who have suered the loss of a parent, spouse, or child. It would be appropriate to remember that Memorial Day was created to memorialize those who died protecting our way of life—not just to give us a day o from work or to give us an opportunity to go the lake or grill hot dogs and hamburgers with the family. ank you, Alan and Colonel Fallen. Fred G. Wheeler Covington, GA Decoration Day The Real Memorial Day continued from page 4ABronson Oering Volusia County Man Public Works Director Job continued from page 1A He is responsible for the utility’s safety and security programs and for all compliance reporting to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Health and the St. Johns Water Management District. Wise could earn bonus pay and salary increases as he gains experience working in Bronson. Bronson currently spends $18,000 annually to employ two state licensed professionals from Water Pro to operate the town’s water and sewer plants. Randy Wilkerson runs the town’s sewer plant and Lonnie Parnell runs the town’s water plant. Wilkerson is Chieand’s wastewater plant superintendent. e town’s goal is to have the public works director licensed to operate water and sewer plants. Wise could earn as much as $56,933 annually. at gure would represent his starting salary plus the $18,000 currently spent on the two contractors. Councilman Bruce Greenlee believes he is already licensed to operate the water and sewer plants based on his resum. Bronson is currently using their parks and recreation director, Curtis Stacey, Sr. to serve double duty as the interim public works director until a replacement for Dunford is hired. Council members did not respond to the comments of resident Elijah Williams, who felt Curtis Stacey, Jr. was the best candidate, saying, “You’re looking a gift horse in the mouth” e council instructed Town Attorney Steven Warm to draft a contract after the new public works director is selected.


6A Chieand City Commissioners honored their Students of the Month at the May 11 meeting with Commissioner Chris Jones making the presentations. Lauren Lanier, a 4th grader at Chieand Elementary School and daughter of Lendal and Tammy Lanier was nominated by Michelle Brady. She described Lauren as a kind, hardworking student. She is well liked by her peers and enjoys spending time with her friends. She exemplies leadership in the classroom and always has a positive attitude. Lauren is always willing to help others, is respectful and is someone that other students look up to. Dylan Castell, a 7th grader at Chieand Middle School and son of Deanna McCall and Tim Castell, was nominated by the 7th grade teachers. Dylan goes out of his way to help those around him. He is always on task in the classroom. He is very conscientious student always giving only the best on every assignment. Dylan is an absolute joy to be around inside and outside the classroom. He is always doing things to brighten other people’s day. We are pleased to have Dylan represent Chieand Middle as our student of the month. Chieand City Commissioners Honor Students of the MonthChieand City Commissioner Chris Jones presents certicates to Students of the Month Lauren Lanier and Dylan Castell. Photo by Terry Witt. Pictured L-R: Sylvia Secrest, Marvine Robert, Marilyn Surles(Seated), Toni Plemmons, Peggy Fowler, Vickie Daniels, Ann Marie Wright, Margie Barto, Teresa Lett, Wendy Luzader, and Lee LayneAMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 Ladies Auxiliary Installs New Ocers TIFTON—Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring term were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its top academic students each semester on the President’s List, the Dean’s List, and the Distinguished Achievement List. e President’s List is the highest academic honor possible for ABAC students. ABAC President David Bridges said each student on the list attained an “A” in every subject, resulting in a perfect 4.0 grade point average. e students had to carry a minimum of 12 hours of academic work. Interim Vice President and Dean of Academic Aairs Gail Dillard said the students who qualied for the Dean’s List attained a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and carried at least 12 hours of academic work. e Distinguished Achievement List is composed of students who complete between six and 11 hours of academic work with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. e purpose of this list is to recognize excellence and scholastic achievement among parttime students. Below are ABAC students from our area that have made the lists:Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence 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 hard-working 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. Regional General Hospital Lab Professionals HonoredLaboratory 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. CHIEFLAND Dean’s List Kody Plemmons NEWBERRY Dean’s List Kaitlin Plante OCALA Distinguished Shelby Bursey Kenneth Mitchell Bronson Council Says It Will Take Code Violator to Court continued from page 1Aprobably result in a lawsuit. When Eggleston is taken to court he could be forced to clean the yard or be held in contempt of court if he refuses. e property is located at 670 Marshburn Drive. Nienegger said the owner has refused to remove the vehicles. Requesting Assistance In other business, business owner and school board member Cameron Asbell approached the board to ask what could be done about resurfacing the paved road between the vacant video store and Cameron Asbell Insurance. Asbell said he was patient with the town when the sewer project contractor put a stockpile of materials in front of his mailbox and tore up his parking lot with a piece of heavy equipment. He said he didn’t complain. He told council members he would like to see the street paved from U.S. 27A to the starting point of the new asphalt added by the sewer project contractor. It is a short span of street. Councilman Bruce Greenlee said Asbell’s request would be taken into consideration when the council begins discussing next year’s town budget. Budget discussions will take place soon. As for Asbell’s parking lot, Greenlee said the town could ll in potholes with cold mix asphalt and he said the contractor could heat up patches of the parking lot that may have been loosened by the heavy equipment and use a handheld roller to bond the heated material. Greenlee said the town has two short pieces of street that need to be resurfaced – a portion of Picnic Street just south of the Courthouse and the nameless street that runs past the insurance oce. He said the town could bid it out but the cost of mobilizing the equipment might not make it worth the eort to submit such a small bid. Asbell said he has determined from Longtime Surveyor Daniel Croft, past property appraisers, three previous mayors (himself not included) and longtime residents that the street running past his oce is indeed a public street. At one time, one side of the road was North Main Street and one side South Main Street. e town council’s newest member, Katie Parks Bogart, brought Asbell’s situation to the attention of the full council. Hooking Up Electricity Council members voted to hire Williston Electric LLC to run electric wiring to the town’s classroom building at James H. Cobb Park. Williston Electric was the low bidder at $1,850. Baby Changer e council also accepted an oer from Friends of the Bronson Library to pay for a fold-up baby changing device for young mothers to use when they are in the library. It will be located in the ladies restroom. e Friends have set aside up to $300 for the project. Greenlee said county maintenance men can install it.


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You must be able to work a 12hour rotating schedule that includes every other weekend and some holidays, have a good driving record, pass a drug screen and not have packages includes health insurance and Florida State Retirement. Print out application from website ( ) or contact Canduis Turner at 352/486-5111 ext. 292. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 5/21Jb --------TEACHERS DCLA is expanding for the 2015-2016 school year. We are in search of highly our educational team. The positions of: Degreed/State of Florida Teacher’s assistants with Paraprofessional scores We are accepting and reviewing applications and/ or resumes each Friday, beginning May 22June 26, 2015. 8:00-2:00. Call 352/542-3306 or come Ave, Old Town, FL 32680 Dixie County Learning Academy is an equal opportunity employer. 5/21, 6/4, 6/18Jb --------OFFICE ASSISTANT Norm D. Fugate, PA, Attorney at Law, is seeking for immediate Full Time Employment. Must be extremely reliable with a good work ethic and possess strong professional communication skills. Experience with Microsoft required. Any legal or real estate experience is helpful. Pay is commensurate with experience. To apply email resum to blake@normdfugatepa. com or hand deliver to 248 NW Main Street, Williston, Florida. 5/28Jp --------REAL ESTATE CLOSER Norm D. Fugate, P.A. law to assist with busy real estate practice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate: Prior experience with all aspects of real estate closings. Ability to handle closing through post closing. Knowledge of real estate closing software, preferably DoubleTime. Salary commensurate with experience. Respond with a current resum to: janice@normdfugatepa. com 5/28Jp440 LAND FOR SALE1 ACRE MORRISTON: WELL SEPTIC & POWER ALREADY INSTALLED! Cleared homesite. Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing. No down Payment! $24,900.00. Only 256.12/mo. www. or call 352/215-1018. 6/18Jb---------1 ACRE IN BRONSON: Beautifully wooded parcel! Nice Neighborhood. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Total $12,900.00 Only $132/mo. www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 6/18Jb--------ACRE BRONSONCity Water, Paved Rd, Beautifully wooded! Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! Located on Fairground Ave. Total $14,900.00. Only $153/mo. www. LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 6/18Jb---------1 ACRE ARCHER: WELL ALREADY INSTALLED! Paved road frontage. Cleared homestie! Located on 105 Ave., in University Oaks. Owner Financing! NO DOWN PAYMENT! $24,900.00 Only $265.12/mo www.LandOwnerFinancing. com or call 352/215-1018. 6/18Jb445 WANT TO BUYOLD WOOD FRAME HOMES or other buildings suitable for moving and renovation. Depending on condition will pay cash or pay to remove building. Call: 352/427-7749. 5/21Jp --------CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or not. Any Condition. Call: 352-771-6191 5/28Jp500 FOR SALELUMBER FOR SALE — Pine, cherry and cypress. Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn --------MARCY WEIGHT BENCH with weight tree, 325 lb weights, bar, 2 dumb bell backs, clamps, lat pulley machine, $400. Call 352/262-4168. tfnef --------LAREDO BOOTS – men’s size 12 half boots, burgundy with pointed toes in mint condition, like new. $65. Call 352/220-4927. --------AGRI-FAB YARD VACUUM 32 cu.ft. Like New. New was $1,300. For sale for $500 FIRM. Call 352/490-7409. 5/28Jp545 GOOD THINGS TO EATBLUEBERRIES No Pesticides. WEKIVA FARMS U-Pick $3.50/lb We-Pick $4.50/lb Call First: 352/486-1289 6/4Jp555 AUTOMOBILESCASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or not. Any Condition. 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8A Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday May 14th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Evelyn brought in the nished baby quilt that she was working on last week. She keeps us busy keeping her in small quilt projects. Greg and the boys from Lancaster were out keeping our yard looking great. ey transplanted the three small peach trees that Alice Mae had rooted. We were lucky enough to nally get rain that will help the trees take root. anks Lancaster maybe we’ll have peaches in a few years. Ann is making progress with the long arm. She brought out her mom’s chalk dust block. (It looks a lot like the old erasers we used on chalk boards.) It sounds simple. Just put the template where you want the quilting stitch to be, pat the template with the chalk block, remove the template and steer the sewing/quilting machine to stitch the chalk line. e rest of us need a little more time watching Ann before we try it for ourselves. e rocking chairs are turned so we can watch her. Come out and join us sometime.Last week was busy working on the baby quilt. Imagine how surprised we were when she came this week with it nished. Hand quilting helps make the animals in the quilt really stand out. Suwannee River Fair Says Thanks to Lancaster Correctional Institute for SupportOn Monday, May 11, 2015 Suwannee River Fair president Loran Brookins met with Warden Gustavo Mazorra of Lancaster Correctional Institution to say thank you for their support of the Suwannee River Fair. Also present were: Assistant Warden Gregory Arline, Major Je Kennedy, Lt. Kevin Bailey, Sgt. Carl Loy, Ocer William Allen and Ocer Greg Stalvey. Mr. Brookins presented Warden Mazorra with a plaque expressing appreciation for the support given to the Suwannee River Fair by Lancaster Correctional Institution. e inmate work squads are vital to the success of the fair. e inmate labor is used for set up and cleanup of the annual youth livestock show and sale. Crews are supervised by Ocer Stalvey and Ocer Allen. Pictured are Assistant Warden Gregory Arline, Oce Greg Stalvey, Lt. Kevin Bailey, Loran Brookins (fair president), Sgt. Carl Loy, Ocer William Allen, Major Je Kennedy, Warden Gustavo Mazorra. Photo courtesy of Marti Smith.AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 Installs New Ocers for 2015/2016On Wed. May 13 AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 elected and installed its new ocers for the upcoming 2015-2016 year. Installed as its new Commander is Mary Lee Layne; 1st Vice Chairman-Cassie Journigan; 2nd Vice Chairman-Kenny Spillers; AdjutantPat Plemmons; Judge Advocate-Joe Oxendine; Provost Marshal-Eric Daniels; Finance Ocer-Bill Owens; John Loucks, Kenny Welch, Louise Johnson, Marshall Watchinski, and Joe Elko as Trustees, and Guye Daniels as Chaplain. Congratulations to all the new Ocers of AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422.No Rain on Cooper’s ParadeForecast for 50 percent chance of rain this past Saturday went ignored by Bronson Speedway owner Ann Young. at roll of the dice paid dividends for local driver Robbie Cooper. Yes there it is again, the last name of Cooper. Last week’s Limited Late Model Feature winner was Brent Cooper and this week’s Open Wheel Modied Feature winner was brother Robbie Cooper. Racing is known as a family sport, and at Bronson Speedway if there is a Cooper in the house, odds are pretty good that a Cooper will be holding the checkered ag when all is said and done. is past Saturday under beautiful sunny skies Robbie Cooper unloaded his Jimmy Cope prepared #98 Open Wheel Modied with the intention to take home the $1000.00 posted for the winner. Cooper strapped in for the customary practice session and after two laps of heat reached the Hoosier 750 racing tire, the grip kicked in, and the car took o. Stop watch and trained eye could see the #98 of Robbie Cooper was smoking fast. Also in that practice session were Gary Southard, Ritchie Smith, Tex Fleming, Brian Brendel and James Ellis. ese competitors turned some heads as their lap times were equally as fast as Cooper’s. Set up, and tire management would probably decide the outcome of this race because, the talent on the track was evident. Unfortunately "luck" also plays a role in the racing game. Gary Southard would be bitten by bad luck. Southard’s car was really impressive in practice however engine issues would retire Southard’s hope to even qualify for the race. At the drop of the green, qualifying in the OWM division provided shades of what would be for the feature. Competition was erce and the eld remained tight for the rst lap and then on lap 2 coming out of 4, racing was so close the eld bunched, touched and all went around. When the dust settled Cooper would see the left front of Bryan Brandel resting on his right front. Cooper and Brendel went to the pits for repairs. Not exactly what Cooper had banked on. With the invert of the eld being chosen by a fan pulling the chip, the luck of that draw would place Cooper on the pole. Would the repairs made in the pits be good enough to keep the car out front and leading the only real important lap – e LAST one. At the start of the race Cooper easily maintained the lead by two car lengths but hot shoe Ritchie Smith took little time to get to Cooper’s bumper to begin an all-out, lap after lap assault on Cooper’s lead. Smith’s car was there, and ready for the bobble. Cooper showed he knew his way around the high banks almost with locked on precision. His years running the track served him well because by half way in the race Cooper’s car began to slow down while Smith’s car remained stout. Cooper’s job now was to hold on and hold out. Smith would send his car in deep into 3 and 4 coming up millimeters o of Cooper’s bumper. Coming o 4 Cooper knew just where to be to close the door. e next lap Smith would try a dierent approach trying the high line and again Cooper’s countless laps around Bronson Speedway would serve him well as he would close the door again and again. At one point Smith would loop it in 1 and 2 trying to nd a way around Cooper. e caution ew, tires cooled and the race would be on again. Cooper out front and Smith back up behind him. Circuit after circuit Cooper maintained and Smith kept the pressure on. With white ag waving would Smith be able to make the last lap pass?...No WAY. Coopers car became, as they say, 5 cars wide coming o of 4 for the checkered and that would be the end of the story. Cooper wins at home. In Strictly Stock action, every week this event gets more and more exciting. ese aordable racecars are so evenly prepared and matched that one must be able to thread the needle so to speak to get to the front. A smiling Frankie Osteen would take his second win of the 2015 season. e Purestock Feature was won by young gun Rance Dameron who would avoid an early race tangle, take the lead and never look back. In other racing action Bronson Speedways Limited Late Model Driver Kevin Durden would win at VSP from a 27th starting position. At rst blush, Durden nished 5th but after tech was complete Durden was handed the $10,000.00 check and the win. Can Durden repeat and win on the asphalt of Bronson Speedway? Next Sat night, Late Models, and also Limited Late Models, Purestock, Strictly Stock, Late Models 25 Lap Race and Spectator races are on tap. So race fans if you want to drive the high banks come on out and try your hand at Spectator races. is week we will try something new..Time trials for the Spectator..Bring your hot rod, grocery getter or your daily ride and we will time trial you.. Fastest car will get $50.00 if we have at least 4 cars entered... After that the fastest 2 cars will go 2 laps for the winning trophy...Come on out to Bronson Speedway where ACTION IS THE ATTRACTION...oh and ladies we are going to dance again to THE BOYS AROUND HERE...during intermission. Ann Young 352/486-4998


Williston Wins Second Straight State Baseball Championship By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterBy Terry Witt Senior Sta Writer Williston isn’t the type of high school baseball team that brags about demolishing opponents. ey just do it with astonishing eciency. e Red Devils walk onto the eld with a simple philosophy. ey play defense and pitch with the idea of shutting out opponents. Williston carried out their game plan in a businesslike fashion last ursday when they won their second consecutive Class 1A state championship in Fort Myers. “As a team we take pride in not giving up any runs and know if they do not score we are going to win,” said Coach Scott Hall. e Red Devils beat Mayo 1-0 in the rst game behind the pitching of Tyler Moore and shut down Blountstown 3-0 with the pitching of ace Austin Langworthy. e team came home to a hero’s welcome last ursday. City police and re units escorted the team to the Williston High School campus where they were welcomed by the student body. Langworthy threw seven innings, gave up two hits and struck out seven Blountstown batters as he closed out the second best team in the state. He said Blountstown tried to attack his fast ball, so he switched gears and began throwing curves, sliders and changeups, and a few fast balls mixed in for good measure. “I tried to keep them o balance. It worked,” he said. “Baseball, I would say is 80 percent mental. You have to have a plan. If you stick by it everything works out.” Langworthy was asked if he thought Mayo was the second best opponent they faced in the tournament, as some sports fans claimed, but he gave Blountstown their due. “ey were the second best in 1A. ey were deserving of being runner-up,” he said. Hall and Langworthy said the team faced tragedy all season, from the loss of student Stuart Bishop in a trac accident, to the loss of Denver Ripley’s grandfather and Hadyn Cano’s grandmother and school’s beloved former agriculture teacher Robert Philpot. “We had some angels in the stars rooting for us,” Hall said. Williston indeed faced its biggest challenge of the tournament against Hamilton County (Mayo). e win didn’t come easy. “e rst game; it was one of those games I couldn’t believe. We were so much better, but we hung in there and fought and fought and fought, and it was 1-0,” Hall said. Hall had sized up the teams they might be facing at state and felt Blountstown was the best among their opponents, but he said they weren’t as good as the Red Devils. He said Langworthy was never challenged in the championship game. He allowed two men to reach base with no outs and the top of the lineup coming to the plate at one point. en he went to work. He struck out the rst batter. e second batter popped up and the third was struck out. “He just shut them down,” Hall said. “He’s got talent, but he competes. He won’t let you beat him. He will shut you down.” Williston players wave to their fans as they arrive home after a long trip from Fort Myers. Photo by Terry Witt. Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat was among the well wishers who wanted to congratulate Williston ace Austin Langworthy on the state championship. Photo by Terry Witt.Levy County State Champions to be Honored with Paradese Chieand High School softball state champion team and the Williston High School baseball state champion team will be honored by their respective communities this week. Chieand, which won back-to-back state titles in Class 1A softball, will be honored with a parade at 3 p.m. ursday. e parade will begin in the high school parking lot and proceed south to the nal trac light. City police will escort the girls. e Williston High School baseball team, which won back-to-back state titles in Class 1A, will be honored with a police escorted motorcade at 6 p.m. Friday May 29 starting at SE 6th St. and traveling west on Noble Ave. and turning south on SW 6th St. e parade will end at the football stadium where a ceremony is to be held celebrating the team’s accomplishments. e Red Devils set a record of back-to-back state championships with all four games being shutouts. e public is encouraged to come to the parade and view it from the north side of Noble Ave. as the east bound lanes will not be closed for trac. Levy County Commissioners on Tuesday instructed their sta to invite both teams to a future commission meeting to be honored by the board. e teams will be introduced separately because of lack of space. e date of the commission meeting for the teams to be honored has not been set. By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterRotary is an international organization that encourages and strengthens leadership skills, primarily by giving back to communities. e clubs serve through projects and charitable donations, but until now the Chieand Rotary Club hasn’t implemented a high school Interact club. at is about to change. Interact is the high school version of Rotary. Chieand Rotary last week embarked upon a process to organize an Interact Club at Chieand High School and work with students to identify a high school teacher they believe would work well as an adult school sponsor who could advise the Interact students and work with Chieand Rotary. Kristi Kinsey, adult daughter of Chieand certied public accountant Robert Beauchamp, a Rotarian for many years, was guest speaker. She explained how Interact clubs function, what a club is expected to do and oered her experiences as conference director for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a leadership development program run by Rotary. Bailey Beauchamp, daughter of Chieand Rotarian Je Beauchamp, a CPA at Beauchamp and Edwards with Robert Beauchamp, attended the Rotary Club meeting with classmate Dilon Jones. e two students may become charter members of the future CHS Interact Club. Kinsey described Interact as the high school version of Rotary. Interact instills the same basic principle upon which Rotary was founded – “service above self.” Kinsey said students are taught through leadership skills that they can inuence the lives of many of their classmates in positive ways. Interact clubs are primarily for high school students. Club leaders are generally selected from students who are to be juniors and seniors. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year, one that benets their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves. Kinsey said RYLA oers Interact students opportunities to attend leadership conferences in a college setting. She said she has two slots open for the next RYLA conference and oered to sponsor two CHS students for the three to four day conference. Typically the cost of attending such a conference is $395 for lodging, food and to provide guest speakers. During the conference the students will participate in a community service project at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She said one project at a recent conference was Stop Hunger Now where the students assembled soup packages to go overseas. Each of the 20,000 meals they assembled will feed a family of eight and costs 29 cents. During RYLA conferences, students take classes and switch classrooms like they would at a college or university. e nal night of the conference ends with a dance and a four or ve course meal. Je Beauchamp asked Kinsey what type of students would work best for an Interact club, the outgoing students with a great personality, as opposed to shy students. She responded that Rotary wants students with personality, but the organization also wants someone who shows potential but may be shy. Interact gives students a chance to expand their horizons and experience their potential.High School Version of Rotary in the Making at CHSParticipating in an Interact organizational meeting were students and Rotarians. Shown in the front row from the left is CHS student Bailey Beauchamp, CHS Guidance Counselor Christie McElroy and guest speaker Kristi Kinsey. Back row from the left are Chieand Rotary Club President Rob Alexander, CHS student Dilon Jones and Chieand Rotarian Robert Beauchamp. Photo by Terry Witt. e downtown ChieandFARMERS MARKETfor Fresh, Seasonal, Local Food: Sat. May 23 Sat. June 13 Sat. Jun 27 e market will close July/August and open back up in SEPTEMBER Visit the market before it closes for the summer! Call 493-1849 for more info


2B Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 21 High 5:09 AM 3.2 6:37 AM Rise 9:51 AM 8 21 Low 10:31 AM 1.5 8:20 PM Set 11:39 PM 21 High 4:10 PM 4.0 21 Low 11:24 PM -0.1 F 22 High 5:51 AM 3.1 6:37 AM Rise 10:46 AM 15 22 Low 11:12 AM 1.5 8:21 PM 22 High 4:52 PM 3.8 Sa 23 Low 12:05 AM 0.1 6:36 AM Set 12:23 AM 23 23 High 6:35 AM 3.0 8:21 PM Rise 11:40 AM 23 Low 11:58 AM 1.6 23 High 5:39 PM 3.5 Su 24 Low 12:48 AM 0.4 6:36 AM Set 1:02 AM 32 24 High 7:24 AM 3.0 8:22 PM Rise 12:33 PM 24 Low 12:54 PM 1.6 24 High 6:36 PM 3.3 M 25 Low 1:37 AM 0.7 6:35 AM Set 1:39 AM 41 25 High 8:17 AM 3.0 8:23 PM Rise 1:25 PM 25 Low 2:02 PM 1.6 25 High 7:50 PM 3.0 Tu 26 Low 2:33 AM 0.9 6:35 AM Set 2:14 AM 51 26 High 9:12 AM 3.1 8:23 PM Rise 2:16 PM 26 Low 3:21 PM 1.5 26 High 9:16 PM 2.9 W 27 Low 3:35 AM 1.1 6:35 AM Set 2:48 AM 60 27 High 10:05 AM 3.3 8:24 PM Rise 3:07 PM 27 Low 4:37 PM 1.2 27 High 10:38 PM 2.9Suwannee River EntranceTh 21 High 5:15 AM 2.8 6:37 AM Rise 9:52 AM 8 21 Low 10:49 AM 1.4 8:21 PM Set 11:39 PM 21 High 4:16 PM 3.5 21 Low 11:42 PM -0.1 F 22 High 5:57 AM 2.7 6:37 AM Rise 10:46 AM 15 22 Low 11:30 AM 1.4 8:22 PM 22 High 4:58 PM 3.3 Sa 23 Low 12:23 AM 0.1 6:36 AM Set 12:23 AM 23 23 High 6:41 AM 2.6 8:22 PM Rise 11:40 AM 23 Low 12:16 PM 1.5 23 High 5:45 PM 3.1 Su 24 Low 1:06 AM 0.4 6:36 AM Set 1:03 AM 32 24 High 7:30 AM 2.6 8:23 PM Rise 12:33 PM 24 Low 1:12 PM 1.5 24 High 6:42 PM 2.9 M 25 Low 1:55 AM 0.7 6:36 AM Set 1:40 AM 41 25 High 8:23 AM 2.6 8:23 PM Rise 1:25 PM 25 Low 2:20 PM 1.5 25 High 7:56 PM 2.6 Tu 26 Low 2:51 AM 0.9 6:35 AM Set 2:15 AM 51 26 High 9:18 AM 2.7 8:24 PM Rise 2:16 PM 26 Low 3:39 PM 1.4 26 High 9:22 PM 2.6 W 27 Low 3:53 AM 1.0 6:35 AM Set 2:48 AM 60 27 High 10:11 AM 2.9 8:25 PM Rise 3:08 PM 27 Low 4:55 PM 1.1 27 High 10:44 PM 2.6Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 21 High 5:16 AM 2.9 6:36 AM Rise 9:50 AM 8 21 Low 11:26 AM 1.4 8:19 PM Set 11:37 PM 21 High 4:17 PM 3.6 F 22 Low 12:19 AM -0.1 6:36 AM Rise 10:45 AM 15 22 High 5:58 AM 2.8 8:20 PM 22 Low 12:07 PM 1.4 22 High 4:59 PM 3.5 Sa 23 Low 1:00 AM 0.1 6:35 AM Set 12:21 AM 23 23 High 6:42 AM 2.7 8:20 PM Rise 11:39 AM 23 Low 12:53 PM 1.5 23 High 5:46 PM 3.2 Su 24 Low 1:43 AM 0.4 6:35 AM Set 1:01 AM 32 24 High 7:31 AM 2.7 8:21 PM Rise 12:32 PM 24 Low 1:49 PM 1.5 24 High 6:43 PM 3.0 M 25 Low 2:32 AM 0.7 6:35 AM Set 1:38 AM 41 25 High 8:24 AM 2.7 8:21 PM Rise 1:24 PM 25 Low 2:57 PM 1.5 25 High 7:57 PM 2.7 Tu 26 Low 3:28 AM 0.9 6:34 AM Set 2:13 AM 51 26 High 9:19 AM 2.8 8:22 PM Rise 2:15 PM 26 Low 4:16 PM 1.4 26 High 9:23 PM 2.6 W 27 Low 4:30 AM 1.0 6:34 AM Set 2:47 AM 60 27 High 10:12 AM 3.0 8:22 PM Rise 3:06 PM 27 Low 5:32 PM 1.1 27 High 10:45 PM 2.6Weather Forecast Levy County Community Calendar BRANFORDBranford Camera Club 4th Annual Spring Photo Critique May 21e Branford Camera Club will host their Fourth Annual Spring Photo Critique on urs., May 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. at our regularly scheduled meeting at the Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven Street, Branford, Florida. For dinner in advance meet us at Cuzin’s Restaurant on Hwy 129 just north of Branford at 5 PM. For more info or to set up a critique contact: Skip Weigel, (386) 935-1382 or Carolyn Hogue, (386) 935-2044; Rob Wolfe, (386) 362-6771; Gary Kueppers, (386) 658-6442; Diane Clifton, (386) 463-2087.BRONSONSchool Board of Levy County Board Meeting May 26e School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on May 26 at 9:00 AM. e public is always welcome to attend all Board Meetings which are held in the Board Room of the School Board of Levy County, 480 Marshburn Drive, Bronson, Florida.Bronson Town Council Meeting June 1e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be June 1 at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall – 352/486-2354.Need Vendors for Bronson Blueberry Festival June 20e Town of Bronson is looking for vendors who are interested in participating in the Bronson Blueberry Festival on June 20th, 2015. e festival’s main focus is to promote the local blueberry farmers as well as the agricultural industry. We are welcoming food, arts & crafts, businesses and non-prot entities wishing to promote their business or organization. For further information please contact Town Hall 352/486-2354.CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting June 2e next Cedar Key City Council is June 2 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.CHIEFLANDOn Sat., May 23, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, a Chieand Farmers Market will be held. Fresh, Seasonal, Local Food Vendors. At the Train Depot Park, Downtown Chieand.SVP Presents The Cemetery Club May 22 – 24SVP will be presenting the second weekend of e Cemetery Club this weekend at e Chief eater in downtown Chieand, Florida. Show times are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 pm for the Sunday matinee. is is a very funny and touching play, if you haven’t seen it yet, make your plans and come on out to e Chief this weekend!!!e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. May 25 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.On Wed., May 27 from 9:30 AM 12:30 PM, Florida residents with a certied hearing loss are eligible to receive a FREE AMPLIFIED PHONE from the nonprot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. ey will be at Tri-County Community Resource Center Manager Partnership for Strong Families located at 15 North Main Street, Chieand.e 61st Annual Chieand Watermelon Festival will be held June 6. ere are still spaces available for local craft, business and nonprot vendors. Also, don’t forget to sign-up for the parade and pageants. For times, dates, applications, and forms, visit American Sewing Guild is a national not-for-prot dedicated to providing the broadest possible range of information, education, assistance and support to everyone who sews. With more than 140 chapters nationwide, ASG welcomes rank beginners as well as the more experienced; makers of garments, quilts, home dec and more to share accomplishments and new techniques, and to help one another solve sewing problems. e Gainesville Sewing Circle meets at 9:30AM at the Senior Recreation Center monthly on the fourth Wednesday.OLD TOWNGarden Club of the Tri Counties Meeting May 26e May meeting of e Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tues., May 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. It will be held this month at the home of member Pat Knight. Her address is 107 N.E. 697th Street, Old Town, FL. If you would like additional information you can call Pat at 949-3772. WILLISTONLevy County Autism Support Group May 26Autism 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. e next regular City Council meeting is Tues., Jun e2 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.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 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: the Summer May 28A 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.e Town of Inglis’ next regular Commission meeting will be on June 9 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.Second To None Thrift Shop SaleGet more bang for your buck at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club Second To None rift Shop. Shop ‘til you drop Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm and ursday 5-7pm before Bingo. 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.North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY MAY 13 , 2015#1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 320.00 350.00 335.00 200-249 lb 362.50 390.00 378.50 250-299 lb 340.00 355.00 345.00 300-349 lb 327.50 345.00 330.83 350-399 lb 285.00 310.00 298.57 400-449 lb 240.00 277.50 258.75 450-499 lb 250.00 290.00 260.83 500-549 lb 220.00 240.00 226.07 550-599 lb 212.50 220.00 215.83 600-649 lb 200.00 200.00 200.00 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 180.00 320.00 228.75 200-249 lb 310.00 382.50 342.50 250-299 lb 295.00 340.00 323.75 300-349 lb 220.00 327.50 282.75 350-399 lb 260.00 285.00 276.43 400-449 lb 210.00 277.50 240.16 450-499 lb 215.00 250.00 233.54 500-549 lb 210.00 220.00 213.46 550-599 lb 175.00 212.50 196.25 600-649 lb 187.50 200.00 193.75 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 360.00 390.00 375.00 200-249 lb 320.00 340.00 333.33 250-299 lb 280.00 320.00 302.53 300-349 lb 270.00 345.00 293.75 350-399 lb 255.00 275.00 261.25 400-449 lb 260.00 280.00 288.75 450-499 lb 235.00 245.00 242.50 500-549 lb 220.00 230.00 223.33 550-599 lb 175.00 205.00 190.00 600-849 lb 185.00 195.00 190.00 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 125.00 360.00 253.75 200-249 lb 125.00 320.00 272.50 250-299 lb 270.00 320.00 295.56 300-349 lb 220.00 270.00 248.33 350-399 lb 220.00 255.00 245.63 400-449 lb 200.00 260.00 226.67 450-499 lb 222.50 235.00 229.06 500-549 lb 200.00 220.00 210.83 550-599 lb 115.00 175.00 145.00 600-649 lb 185.00 190.00 187.50 COWS 800-1000 lb 100.00 220.00 133.92 1000-1200 lb 107.00 197.50 128.65 1200-1400 lb 106.00 162.50 118.47 1400-1600 lb 106.00 119.00 110.73 1600-1800 lb 100.00 112.00 107.20 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 125.00 134.00 129.50 1200-1400 lb 130.00 138.00 134.00 1400-1600 lb 137.00 150.00 143.67 1600-1800 lb 115.00 133.00 127.00 1800-2000 lb 143.00 153.00 148.00 PAIRS 1000.00 2225.00 1650.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 535 Slaughter cattle are back up this week, maybe $2-3 higher than last week. Calves are strong with some classes $2-4 higher. Replacement cattle continue to sell high. O.W. Cowart topped the slaughter bull market this week with $160.00 bought by Brown Packing. Robert Sand sold the top slaughter cow this week at $123.00 bought by Central Beef. Blake Hand sold the highest price replacement cow at $220.00 bought by Bar D Ranch. Clay Agriculture Services sold the highest price replacement bull at $180.00 bought by Bellamy Cattle. A & A Cattle sold the high price pair this week at $2225.00 bbought by Mark Graham. e high price yearling went to Reynolds Cattle Co at $500.00 sold by Kirk Grin 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.


Around the Nature Coast Help Your Ancestry Search in Tallahassee Archives If 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. 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) 490-5636.Levy County Tourist Development Council Meeting May 28e Levy County Tourist Development Council will meet on urs, May 28, at its regular bi-monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Levy County Visitors Bureau Oce located at 620 N. Hathaway Avenue in Bronson. For more information please visit visitors.aspx On Fri. May 29 at 6:00PM, Williston will honor the Williston High School Red Devil baseball team. e celebration will begin with a police-escorted motorcade starting at S.E. 6 Street that will travel west on Noble Ave and turn south on S.E. 6 Street and end up at the football stadium where a ceremony will take place to recognize the team’s accomplishments. e 2015 Red Devil team set a record of two back-to-back state championships with all four games being shut outs. We encourage everyone to come out and support our youth. Anyone who is planning on attending is encouraged to view it from the north side of Noble Avenue as the east-bound lanes will not be closed for trac.Levy County BoCC June 2e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. June 2 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.On Sun. June 7, at 1:00 PM the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve will conduct a Gopher Tortoise Survey. e survey helps to identify and protect the habitat of the endangered Gopher Tortoise, a valuable member of our wildlife community. e survey will take about 2 hours. Participants should wear long pants, long sleeved shirts and sturdy boots for protection against chiggers and other insects. Bottled water and wide brimmed hats are recommended. WGP will provide red ribbon to mark burrows and organize survey teams. For more information on the survey contact: Jean Holbrook 352-447-0990. gopher-tortoise/ WGP Hours: e Preserve is open daily until sunset. e Ellie Schiller Education Center open for visitors May 24, June 7 and 21. Volunteers on hand from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to answer questions about the Preserve and Education Center.e FTC has launched — a new resource to help people report and recover from identity theft. It’s available in Spanish, too, at can help people understand which critical steps to take rst. It provides detailed advice, easy-to-print checklists, and sample letters. e site also has advice for people whose information has been exposed in a data breach. People can continue to get identity theft resources to share at Summer Camps are Gearing UpLevy County 4-H Camps are getting ready for the summer. e 2015 4-H Camp Cherry Lake Residential Camp will be held from July 6 through July 10, 2015. Each camper will attend fun workshops while at camp such as Kayaking/ Canoeing, Swimming, Archery, Crafts, Recreational Games and much more. If you would like to participate in the 4-H Day Camps to be held at the Levy County Extension Oce, 625 N. Hathaway, Bronson, FL, Mon. through urs., 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Fri. 8:30 AM to 12 NOON. For more information contact the Extension Oce at: 352-486-5131 or email Lacy Harris at: or go to the website at: to download the registration forms and information. Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: for your convenience. continued to page 4B 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 ObituariesDAYLE ANN MASKENYSeptember 27, 1953 – May 10, 2015 Dayle Ann Maskeny was born on September 27, 1953, and died on May 10, 2015. She was a caring, loving mother and wife who is survived by her husband, Dave and her children: Mike, Jay, Erika, Jackie, and Chris; grandchildren: Krista, Shania, River, Sky Kennadee and great grandchild, Landon; her mother, Barbara Lohnk; sisters: Kim, Merle, and Dru. She was preceded in death by her father George Lohnk; sister, Lane; son, Luke; and granddaughter Haley. Dayle lived in Morriston, Florida for the last 20 years where she enjoyed spending time with her family, which of course, included her pets. She loved the ocean and beach along with her favorite hobby, gardening. She also thoroughly enjoyed helping people, which made her job as a Certied Nursing Assistant that much more fullling. She will be sorely missed by her family, pets, and patients. A viewing was held at Knau Funeral Home in Williston on Saturday, May 16 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.comBERNICE JULIA UNDERHILL LOVETROFebruary 25, 1925 – May 11, 2015 Bernice Julia Underhill LoVetro, of Williston, Florida went home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2015 in Gainesville at the age of 90 years. Bernice was born February 25, 1925 in East Rochester New York. Her parents were the late Howard Lloyd Underhill and the late Beatrice Alberta (Underhill) Schaefer. Mrs. Bernice moved from Rochester to Williston in 1972 and worked as a store manager and clerk until she retired. She enjoyed being with her family, playing bingo and was an avid reader. Bernice attended the Williston Church of God. Bernice was preceded in death by her infant son, Joseph LoVetro; her twin sister, Betty Underhill who preceded her in death at one year of age; and her husband. Peter J. LoVetro. She is survived by one brother, David (Melba) Underhill of Virginia; three sons: Lloyd (Darlene) Schaefer of South Carolina, Allen (Mary Lou) LoVetro of Dunnellon and Stan LoVetro of Williston; two daughters, Gale (Dan) Gascon and Alberta (Scott) Lippmann; 18 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Williston Church of God on Monday May 18 at 11:00 a.m In lieu of owers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Williston Church of God Building Fund. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at CLAUDE KIDD JR.June 13, 1945 – May 14, 2015 Claude Kidd Jr. of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 69 with his family by his side at Haven Hospice Care Center in Chieand on May 14, 2015. Mr. Kidd was born on June 13, 1945 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky to Claude and Martha Kidd. Claude moved to Florida in 1970 from Kentucky. He was a carpenter in the Construction Field. Claude is survived by his wife, June Darlene Kidd of Williston; his children: June Marie Dunn, Claude Ray Kidd and Christopher Michael Kidd, all of Williston; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held to celebrate the life of Claude Kidd Jr. on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Arrangements were placed under the care of LangfordRogers Memorial Funeral Services, 1301 North Young Blvd. Chieand, Florida; 352/493-0050. e recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters opens to harvest Memorial Day weekend. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. e 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, closing July 13. is season will resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and nish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of September and all of October, with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. is results in a 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters. In Gulf federal waters this year, anglers shing from private boats and anglers shing from federally permitted for-hire vessels will have dierent season lengths. Federal waters will open June 1 for both groups and will remain open through June 10, closing June 11, for anglers shing from private boats. For federally permitted for-hire vessels, the season will remain open through July 14, closing July 15. Federal waters in the Gulf start at 9 nautical miles and extend out to about 200 nautical miles. Anglers targeting red snapper in Gulf waters o Florida (excluding Monroe County) from a private boat need to sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish Survey prior to shing. Sign up at a local retail store, tackle shop or tax collector’s oce; by calling 1-888-FISHFLORIDA (347-4567); or online at For information on Gulf red snapper, visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Snapper.” Learn more about the Gulf Reef Fish Survey, including how to sign up, by visiting and clicking on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Reef Fish Survey.” Gulf State Red Snapper Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend Sexual Predator Change of Address NoticationOn May 8, 2015 Billy Joe Patterson registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheri’s Oce. By Florida law Patterson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses. Billy Joe Patterson, 52, DOB 8/11/1962, was convicted in 2003 in Levy County, Fla, for Sexual Battery by an Adult on a child under 12; F.S. 794.011. Patterson has registered his change in address as: 14750 NE Hwy 27 Alt., Lot 4, Williston, FL For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and oenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle. and go to the sexual oender data base. information submitted by the Levy County Sheri’s Oc e Billy Jo Patterson


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 CalendarFriends & Family Day! at Morriston Baptist Church May 21Morriston Baptist Church invites the community to its “Friends & Family” Day on Sun., May 31 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Activities include a joint worship service followed by lunch and old-fashioned games like sack races, checkers and a horseshoe tournament. Pastor Keith Stewart invites children, youth, families and seniors whether new or occasional visitors to kick o summer with an oldfashioned picnic. e Morriston Baptist Church campus is located northeast of the Morriston Post Oce at 3141 SE Highway 41. A nursery (infant through 3 years of age) will be provided. For more information, call 528-4080 or visit www. .Finding the Path to a More Abundant Lifee morning air was crisp, and the sky so clear that many stars hung twinkling still, stubbornly visible, now hours after dawn. e northern gust swept bitterly across the frozen elds of soy-bean stubble and whipped against the swampy banks of the meandering bayou. e rippling waves lapped eagerly at its ice crusted edges. Certainly it was a ne morning to pester the unsuspecting puddle ducks huddled up behind what little break the tree-line provided. Adrenaline had carried me and my brother Heath quite a ways that morning, and now along our return, our legs violently threatened a work stoppage. We halted briey, laboring for each gulp of air that stung our hungry lungs. “ere’s the truck,” I panted, nodding to far bank. “Let’s just cross here.” Heath pondered the suggested short cut, but immediately shook his head. “You’re crazy,” he exclaimed, “e bridge is just a few hundred more yards down.” My eyes narrowed, “Well you do what you want. I’m crossing here.” I cinched up my hip waders and stomped down to the water. I wasn’t going to have my judgment questioned by some twelve-year-old punk, six years my junior. It only steeled my resolve. Splashing right in, I immediately realized what had prompted dad to give me these old waders. A stinging trickle coursed down from a hole near my right shin and quickly oated my poor little toe-sickles. e muddy bottom seemed awful unpredictable too, so I slowed down a mite and began to contend for a surer footing with each new step, cautiously pressing on. e wind picked up near the midway point and I admit, a little panic set in, so I turned to see if Heath had my back. He was nowhere in sight. I was alone. A frosty wave splashed over the top of my waders. “I better turn around,” I grumbled to myself. Just then I heard Heath banging around up by the truck. e thought he had been right irked me to no end. So I steeled my resolve and decided to press on. ree steps later I went over both boots. e word ‘Exhilarating’ doesn’t quite capture the enormity of that moment. Immediately my teeth began to chatter louder than a little league baseball team. My breathing echoed the rhythms of a Latin Lamaze class. To top it all o, my waders tugged on me now like a pair of concrete pants. Forget resolve. is was about survival. I had to press on! Heath, obviously forgetting I still had a gun in my hands, took this grand opportunity to repay me for all the taunting I had ever dished his way. I wanted to respond but my lips were completely numb. en, it happened. SPLOOSH! I stepped in a sink hole and plunged completely under except for my dad’s shotgun, which I held just above the surface. Heath recounts how it looked like a periscope. While under water I had a little time to think, like how stubborn I’d been, and how much I would like to oat back up and breathe again. I don’t knowmaybe it was just the thought of getting my hands around Heath’s neck, but suddenly I found an overwhelming desire to live. I pressed on, walking underwater, across the bottom of that old bayou like a frozen Swamp ing, nally making it up the far bank and collapsing in a shivering wet heap. But anywaySome short cuts aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. I should’ve learned my lesson right there, but unfortunately I spent a good many more years bottom dwelling before I nally laid my resolve down long enough to give my heart to Jesus. He’s shown me a path that leads safely home, while keeping my powder dry along the way. I try to listen to Him now, and follow His time tested principles found in the Bible. ( e steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Psalms 37:23 KVJ) at was quite a chilling experience on the bayou that day. I still shiver just thinking how my stupid pride caused me to wade out over my head like that. I could have found myself thawing out by the res of hell. Have you found the bridge that passes over to Life? If you look to the cross you’ll nd it. Make sure to choose that path. Guy Sheeld r fnt bb nr b fntr rrfntbnwww.fghconline.comntt rrt nnnt LEWIS GLENN DYALS, JRLewis Glenn Dyals, Jr., 18, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 as a result of a trac accident. Glenn was a senior at Dixie County High School where he was a member of FFA, National Beta Club, FCA, Varsity Football, and Varsity Baseball. He was also a member of City League Soccer. He was a member of a hunting club and loved to hunt and sh. His church membership was at New Prospect Baptist Church. His love of the Lord gives his Mom and Dad great peace. Glen was never ashamed to bow his head or reach across dinner tables no matter where he was. Glenn’s love of family was without question. He sparred with his sister Courtney but then they could both be found in a bedroom piled up watching a movie. His love was deep, and he was never ashamed to hug and kiss his mom in public. His love of hunting was matched only by his dislike of mowing the grass. His love of the game of football and those he played with transcended his entire life. He breathed football and soccer. To him soccer was football without pads and he loved it. He loved Dixie County and the people in it. As he prepared to go o to college, he had one question for his mom, “If I go into agriculture like Papa Tom, can I one day run for sheri too?” Dixie County lost a great young man and future sheri. Babygirl was his dog but he got her on his sister Courtney’s birthday. As Glenn’s senior year got busier, Courtney claimed Babygirl but if you ask her today, she will say with pride, “that’s my brother’s dog.” Glenn was a picky kid. His clothes had to match, his bed had to be made just so, his shoelaces could never touch the ground. He carried the same pillow through his life and it would never have a pillow case on it. His feelings about toilet paper were so strict that we called him our toilet paper connoisseur. Glenn was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Tom P. Chaires, III and paternal grandfather, Sherri Glenn Dyals. He is survived by his father, Lewis Glenn (Marilyn) Dyals of Old Town; mother, Kelly Lynn (Leroy) Chaires of Old Town; brothers, Mathew Dyals of Old Town, Brad (Samantha) Sanders of Cross City and Blaine (Connie) Sanders of Old Town; sisters, Courtney Dyals of Old Town and Brandy (Bobby) VanAernam of Cross City; maternal grandparents, Dorothy (Richard) Remington of Chieand; paternal grandmother, Georgia Lea Dyals of Old Town; maternal great-grandmother, Eva Chaires of Old Town and girlfriend, K. T. Fletcher of Old Town. Funeral services will be held at the Dixie County High School Gym on ursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Dwayne Kight, Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Doug Cobb ociating. Interment will follow at Old Town Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the funeral home between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. In lieu of owers the family has requested that donations be made to the Dixie Education Foundation. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.PAUL TIMMOTHY MADDOXMarch 16, 1937 – May 18, 2015 Mr. Paul Timmothy Maddox of Chieand, Florida passed away at the age of 78 on Monday, May 18, 2015. Mr. Maddox was born in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1937. He served in the United States Air Force and was a carpenter by trade. He moved to Chieand 12 years ago from Davie, Florida. Mr. Maddox loved hunting, shing, racing cars and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He attended City on a Hill Apostolic Church. Mr. Maddox is survived by sons, Larry (Tammy) Maddox of Davie and Kenny (Cindy) Ammbermon of Ft. White, Florida; daughter, Lori Maddox of Old Town; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the City on a Hill Apostolic Church in Cross City with Bro. Ezra Bowen ociating. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.RUBY LOUISE DUNNAMMrs. Ruby Louise Dunnam of Old Town, Florida passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, May 18, 2015. Mrs. Dunnam was born in Mississippi. She moved to Old Town from Lucedale, Mississippi in February of 1960. She was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed doing embroidery, quilting, any kind of needlework and watching westerns. She attended McCrabb Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Old Town. She is survived by sons, Rayborn (Sharon) Dunnam of Fanning Springs and James Dallas (Anna) Dunnam of Bakersville, North Carolina; daughters, Weida (Ron) Peterson of Chino Valley, Arizona and Betty (Henry) McCall of Folkston, Georgia; sister, Sylvia (Cecil) McGahee of Columbus, Mississippi; 22 grandchildren, 43 greatgrandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was cared for by her grandson James. Funeral services will be held at McCrabb Baptist Church on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. E. C. Crews, Rev. Robin omas and Rev. David Downing ociating. Interment will follow at McCrabb Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on ursday evening, May 21, 2015, between the hours of 6 and 8p.m. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. Obituaries continued from page 3B


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8B Brownie BitesMix brownies as directed on the box. Preheat your cake ball machine and spray with cooking spray. Put approximately 1-2 Tablespoons of prepared brownie mix into holes. Close and cook for 5-6 minutes. Carefully remove and let cool for a couple of minutes, Place sugar in zip lock bag and put several brownie balls in and shake. Let cool and devour!Perfect Steamed RiceWant perfect steamed rice? Cook rice as usual. Once the rice is tender, remove the pan from the heat, place a folded towel over the saucepan, replace the lid, and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. e towel will absorb the excess moisture for great rice with no mush. REAL SIMPLE!Penny’s DIY TIP of the WeekCASTILE SOAPUp until a couple of years ago you had to special order castile soap online but today you can usually nd it at your local grocery store! is natural soap is denitely making a comeback! And no wonder! It has tons of uses, from head-to-toe body care to every day household cleaning. Plus, a little of this soap goes a long way, making it a great value. Castile soap is soap made from vegetable oil, rather than from animal fat or synthetic detergents. It originates from the Castile region of Spain (hence the name,) where it was made from pure, local olive oil. Although olive oil is the traditional base oil, the soap can be made with coconut, hemp, avocado, almond, walnut, and many other vegetable oils. Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soaps are made using pure coconut, olive, hemp, and jojoba oils. e result is a concentrated and completely biodegradable liquid soap that cleans gently, yet eectively, and can be used in a dizzying number of dierent ways! Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some of our favorites with you!All-Purpose Cleaning SprayAdd 1/4 c. of castile soap to a quart of warm water, stir in well. Add essential oils, if desired, for added cleaning and disinfecting power. (We used Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap, so that saved us a step!) Pour the solution into a spray bottle and use to clean surfaces all over your home! Cedar Keys National Wildlife RefugeAbandonment and Local Dynamics of the Historical Bird Rookery at Seahorse Key Seahorse Key, part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, has hosted one of the largest nesting colonies of wading birds and seabirds along the Gulf Coast of Florida for many decades. Historically the small island, located 4 miles o of Cedar Key, has harbored tens of thousands of nesting ibis, herons, egrets, brown pelicans, cormorants, and most recently, spoonbills each spring and summer. e US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has been conducting regular surveys on the colony for over 20 years. Reports from the 1950s indicate in excess of 50,000 nests, but more recent data suggests declines to relatively stable gures of 10-20,000 nests for the past 10 years. e nesting aggregation included several listed and imperiled species, including white ibis, tricolored herons, snowy egrets, roseate spoonbills, little blue herons, and likely reddish egrets. Recently, the colony has experienced signicant changes. First, the white ibis, normally the most numerous nesting bird in the colony, did not return to the colony in signicant numbers this season to nest. White ibis can be nomadic nesters, and can switch to distant locations in large numbers. Yet their numbers had been stable at Seahorse Key for decades. More notably, all the remaining nesting birds on Seahorse Key (SHK) abandoned their active nests synchronously around the third week of April and have not returned. e island is littered with thousands of abandoned eggs and nest remnants. e USFWS, in partnership with University of Florida Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Department and state Fish & Wildlife Commission experts along with the Seahorse Key Marine lab, is investigating the cause of the abandonment, but as of yet have no conclusive results. Possibilities include disease, disturbance, a sudden and heavy increase in predation, or changes in food base. Several bird carcasses have been collected and sent o for forensic and pathological analysis. is mass abandonment is unprecedented in the long history of the SHK colony. Also of interest are the peripheral impacts of the mass abandonment on the intricate ecology of the SHK ecosystem. Nearby Snake Key, also a part of the Refuge, has hosted a few dozen nesters in recent years. Many of this season’s displaced SHK nesters have now settled on Snake Key in an attempt to renest after their failed attempt at SHK. Survey data indicates now hundreds of nesting herons, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and spoonbills there, including most of the imperiled species. e USFWS is looking at options to protect the newly signicant Snake Key rookery. e SHK lands and adjacent waters have been closed to public entry during nesting season to limit human disturbance during this critical period. A similar closure at Snake Key, in concert with state agencies and the Army Corps of Engineers, is an option. Any closure of the adjoining waters will be a public process, as the Refuge values input from local citizens, civic groups, sherman, recreational enthusiasts, and all interested parties. In the meanwhile, the public and tour operators are urged to support protection of this unique resource and minimize disturbance to the new Snake Key colony. e USFWS has also conducted aerial surveys along the Gulf Coastal region to locate other missing nesters, but have only found small isolated colonies. For additional information, or if individuals have any potential information on possible causes of abandonment, please contact the Cedar Keys and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges Manager at (352) 493-0238. The usual scene on Seahorse Key any other year, but not this year. Photo courtesy of Ranger Pam Darty.By: Brad Buck352-294-3303, Sources: Phil Kaufman, 352-273-3975, Shehla Islam, 352-392-4058, Shehla.Islam@medicine.u.eduDealing with Florida’s Rare Tick Diseasesough uncommon, Floridians can get tick diseases. “e biggest myth about tick-borne diseases is that every tick carries the Lyme disease pathogen, when in fact, only one tick species in the Eastern U.S. is capable of transmitting the pathogen, Ixodes scapularis, the black-legged or deer tick,” said Phil Kaufman, a University of Florida veterinary entomologist. Kaufman, an associate professor at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, cited three tick-borne diseases we should know about. ose diseases are: Lyme disease: In Florida, 673 cases of Lyme disease were reported from 2002 to 2011, according to the Florida Department of Health. at’s only 67 cases per year, compared to 27,000 cases in the U.S. in 2013. Of the Florida cases, 77 percent were acquired by people when traveling to other states. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: In Florida, the reported incidence has increased markedly in recent years, possibly due to increased disease awareness and reporting, Kaufman said. Some 163 cases of the fever were reported from 2002 through 2011, and 77 percent were acquired in Florida. Again, most were in north and central Florida. Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are reported year-round, though peak transmission is typically during the summer. Ehrlichiosis (HME)/Anaplasmosis (HGE): In Florida, 89 cases of Ehrlichiosis/HME were reported from 2002 through 2011. Of those, 33 cases of Anaplasmosis/HGA were reported. e majority of HME cases – 73 percent -are reported as being acquired in Florida, primarily in the north and central parts of the state. Like Lyme disease, HGA has less than half -45 percent -of cases classied as Florida-acquired. How can we prevent these tick-borne diseases? e Florida Department of Health advises you to apply repellent that contains 20 to 30 percent of DEET to prevent ticks from attaching to your skin. Other repellents registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be found at Other tips: Permethrin can be used on clothing, shoes, tents and gear and remains protective through several washings. Check your body and your child’s body for ticks after spending time in a place where ticks are likely to be found such as wooded areas or places with tall grass and leaf litter. Check your pet for ticks. Talk to your veterinarian about products that keep ticks o your pets. Dress so your skin is covered in light-colored clothing when you are in an area when ticks might be present. is makes ticks easier to see. Prevent tick infestations around your home by landscaping your yard to be a tick-free zone. Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of being bitten by a tick. Tumble clothes in a dryer on high heat for an hour to kill remaining ticks. Dr. Shehla Islam, a board-certied infectious disease physician at UF Health, said symptoms of a tick-borne disease vary, depending on the illness. ey frequently show up as fever, headache and joint pain and a rash. Upper respiratory symptoms are not common with these illnesses, so if a patient has a history of exposure to ticks, and he or she exhibits symptoms for several days with no clear cause, people should see their primary care physician, Islam said. “ey should go to the emergency room if they’re severely ill,” she said. “ese are not contagious diseases, for the most part.”UF/IFAS Scientists Zero in on Brown Dog Tick ControlA little pest can really tick o dogs and their owners. In addition to homeowners and canines, the pesticide industry has also been trying to nd a way to vanquish the Brown Dog Tick for years. But help is on the way, courtesy of University of Florida scientists. Dogs and their owners who battle the Brown Dog Tick sometimes go to desperate measures – including getting rid of their dogs, fumigating their homes, throwing many possessions out or even moving – to control the pesky bugs, which breed indoors and hide in places that are practically impossible to reach. Phil Kaufman, an associate professor of veterinary entomology at UF/IFAS, is one of several investigators who have just published two studies. One shows the tick is resistant to the most commonly used chemical applied directly between the dog’s shoulder blades. e other shows the eectiveness of carbon dioxide as a lure for baiting ticks to bed bug traps. e rst nding, while not good news, is practical. Now, pet owners and pest control companies know pesticides with permethrin will not control the Brown Dog Tick. e chemical pronil should work in most situations, but owners should watch for loss of activity of the chemical, such as ticks that appear to be alive and swelling within the month after treatment. e second nding is critical as Kaufman and UF/ IFAS Extension scientists, such as Faith Oi, grapple with getting rid of the Brown Dog Tick. Kaufman and Oi describe the Brown Dog Tick as “cryptobiotic,” meaning it hides in nooks and crannies of your house where you’d never nd them, and they spend about 95 percent of their time away from the dog. But if experts can get the ticks to come to one spot, they can better control them, Kaufman said. Meanwhile, homeowners can use pesticides to control the ticks, but “the vacuum is your best friend,” Oi said. Brown Dog ticks can complete their lifecycle inside people’s homes, unlike most ticks, which spend most of their lifetime outside, Kaufman said. One female Brown Dog Tick can lay up to 5,000 eggs in its lifetime and if that is in your home, you could be in for trouble. “ey’re particularly troublesome for people who have cluttered homes, and they drive some homeowners to desperate measures in search of ways to control the tick,” Kaufman said. “Eliminating places where ticks live and breed is the one of the best practices for tick control.” Homeowners also can help by simplifying their interiors. at allows for more thorough inspections, easier cleaning and pesticide applications, he said. It also allows for more eective evaluation of the treatment after products are applied. In addition to being pesky, Brown Dog ticks can damage or irritate a dog’s skin. In rare cases, they can cause a fever, anorexia or anemia. If you see these signs in your dog, you should see a veterinarian as soon as possible, Kaufman said. e latest studies are published in the March and May issues of the Journal of Medical Entomology.UF/IFAS on Ticks during Bug Week

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