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By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterChieand Mayor Teal Pomeroy on Monday commended City Fire Chief James Harris for not boycotting an Oct. 1 meeting between Public Safety Director David Knowles and municipal re chiefs that was closed to the Press. Two re chiefs, Williston’s Lamar Stegall and Cedar Key’s Robert Robinson, boycotted the meeting in protest of Knowles barring the Journal and the public from attending the monthly meetings. All future meetings of the re chiefs and Knowles will be PRIVATE. County Commission Chairman John Meeks said at this time that the county considers the re chiefs meeting to be a sta meeting and not open to the Press or the public. He said if the committee was appointed by the commission it would be open. County Commissioner Lilly Rooks disagreed, saying she saw no reason why the meeting should be closed. By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterResponding to concerns expressed by the public, Levy County Sheri’s Oce 911 dispatchers are informing residents much earlier during emergency medical calls that an ambulance is on the way. Donna Capps, the 911 supervisor for the sheri’s oce, said the revised procedure is to ask for the person’s name, their address and the nature of the medical emergency and then tell them an ambulance has been sent. Previously many more questions were asked before the caller was informed that an ambulance was coming. Capps said the change in policy will be set in writing after two committees review the change, but in the meantime she said the new procedure is being used 99 percent of the time. e question of when to notify residents calling for an ambulance was raised at a recent Levy County Commission meeting when Bronson resident Elijah Williams said his brother-in-law was forced to answer too many questions from the dispatcher about his breathing problems before being told an ambulance was on the way. e Levy County Journal contacted Capps and asked her if dispatchers could notify the residents sooner during a medical call that an ambulance was coming. Capps said she had no problem doing that. Dispatchers aren’t called dispatchers anymore. ey are called telecommunicators. When By Terry WittSenior Sta Writere Suwannee River Community Hospital project received another boost from the state recently when the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity approved a $1.5 million grant for building an access road and water and sewer lines to the $25 million facility. Chieand City Commissioners Monday authorized Mayor Teal Pomeroy and City Manager Mary Ellzey to sign the DOE contract for the economic development grant, which opens a 60-day window for the developers of the project to submit their nancial information to DOE. e project is being developed by CBC Real Estate Group, Nueterra and Ameris Health. e 30-bed hospital and medical oce building will be located behind the Walmart Supercenter in Chieand. e hospital will have an emergency room. Bryan Hassell, nancial projects coordinator for the city said the project looks like it’s going to happen. “Everything looks solid,” he said. Hassell said CBC Real Estate Group has built projects much bigger than this one and he believes they have the nancials to prove to the state they can build the hospital and medical center. He said Neuterra is also nancially sound. ey are the new partners with Ameris Williston Homecoming 3A SBLC Beast Feast 6BCedar Key Seafood Festival 8A Football 1B Country Music Mud Bog 8B Pet of the Week 8Bcontinued to page 3A continued to page 2A continued to page 8A continued to page 5A Man Gets 30 Years Behind Bars for Shooting His WifeBy Terry WittSenior Sta Writer A Levy County man who shot his wife in the head during a drunken rage last year was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week. George Halleran, 59, was given credit for 381 days served in the Levy County Jail. His wife, Bernice Baker, survived the shooting. A Levy County Sheri’s Oce report said the .38 caliber bullet glanced o her forehead and left a hole in the ceiling. e sheri’s report quoted Bernice Baker’s mother, Marion Baker, as saying that Halleran had been drinking all day before the shooting. e violence began when Halleran walked past Marion Baker on the way to the bedroom where Bernice Baker was located. Baker’s mother could hear shouting. Bernice threatened to call the law. Halleran emerged from the bedroom and walked to the living room. He was gone about 10 to 15 minutes when he walked past Marion Baker naked carrying a .38 caliber revolver in his right hand. He said he was going to kill Bernice. Marion told him not to do it. He would get into trouble. He walked into Bernice’s bedroom. Marion heard yelling and then two gunshots. Halleran exited the bedroom. Bernice came out of the bedroom covered in blood. Blood was pouring from her forehead. Bernice had been on the phone to the sheri’s oce when she was shot. She told her mother Halleran shot her. “She said in the last several years she had not been happy due to George being violent and his heavy drinking. Bernice described George as a mean drunk,” the sheri’s report said. Bernice told investigators that when Halleran came into her bedroom the rst time he had backhanded her with his hand. She struck him multiple times with her st to gain separation. He became angry and left the bedroom. When he returned to the bedroom angry and naked, she said he stood about six feet from her and red ve times. She was on the phone to the sheri’s oce when the shooting started. Deputies found one bullet hole in the ceiling from the bullet that ricocheted o Bernice Baker’s forehead. ey found four more bullet holes in the wall behind the location where she had been standing. Halleran was found by deputies seated in the living room. Five spent shells were found in the cylinder of the revolver next to him. Questions Surround Pipe to Former Bronson Mayor’s Old HomeBy Terry WittSenior Sta WriterA broken water pipe near a Bronson daycare led to the discovery last week that the house of former Mayor Jamie Grin appeared to be hooked to Bronson’s water system but wasn’t being billed. e current owner of the home at 961 E. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson, Levoy Newton, said he has been using well water since he bought the home from Grin in 2004. He said he has never used city water. “We’ve been here since 2004 and we’ve been on well water since that time,” Newton said. Grin said he never used city water when he lived there. He said he used a 5 horsepower well to pump his drinking water and irrigate his lawn. He said Newton is doing the same. The 46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival is this weekend. That makes it THE weekend for food, arts and crafts, music, wonderful sunny weather and calendars. Yep, you can get the best in seafood and a beautiful 2016 Cedar Key Calendar at the Seafood Festival. See the story on page 8A. Chieand Commissioners Stop Short of Approving RV ResortBy Terry WittSenior Sta WriterChieand City Commissioners Monday, sitting as the planning board, postponed a decision on whether to approve a land use change for a proposed RV Resort after neighbors of the property expressed concern that it might eventually turn into something less than a classy facility. Commissioners said they wanted to wait until the full board was present for the decision. Commissioner Teresa Barron was absent from the meeting. ey also wanted to research the company that would build the resort. Lois A. Livingston, the property owner, and Hal Lyons, the Bushnell developer, led an application to change the land use classication on the Paramedics, EMTs Shocked by County Commission Contract OerBy Terry WittSenior Sta WriterLevy County has lost more than 100 paramedics and EMTs since Public Safety Director David Knowles came on board late in 2011, and the union that represents these emergency responders believes those losses could rise in the future as a result of a Levy County Commission contract proposal oered last week in a negotiation session. e county commission bargaining team composed of Knowles, labor attorney Wayne Helsby, County Coordinator Freddie Moody and continued to page 5A continued to page 5AGeorge Halleran Chieand Mayor Commends Chief for Not Boycotting Closed Meeting State Approves $1.5 Million Grant for Hospital Project Callers to 911 Told Quicker That Ambulance Is Coming


2A Jail Media Report from 10/05/2015 to 10/11/2015 AGOSTO III, LUIS FELIPE, 19, OF WILLISTON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED REVOKED. BUGNA, TERRY CHRISTOPHER, 50, OF YANKEETOWN, FL: ON OFFICER FIREFIGHTER EMT ETC. CLEMONS, RENEE JEAN, 39, OF DUNNELLON, FL: DISORDER INTOX PUBLIC PLACE CAUSE DISTURBANCE. FISCHER, JAMES FRANCIS, 63, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION. HILL, ROBERT, 57, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OFCOUNTY WARRANT. HOWELL, RICHARD JEREMY, 39, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION. HUDAK, KRISTI ROSE, 30, OF INGLIS, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE. JONES, JAMES WESLEY, 28, OF OLD TOWN, FL: FELONY WARRANT. JUSTESEN, REX L, 54, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; FLEE ELUDE LEO AT HIGH SPEED; DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 1ST OFF; FAIL TO HAVE REQ ENDORSEMENT ON DRIVERS LIC; POSSESS COCAINE. LANGFORD, PAUL MANUEL, 31, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: PROB VIOLATION. MCKEE, REBECCA LEANN, 36, OF INTERLACHEN, FL: HOLD FOR COURT. PALOMINO, ERNESTO, 56, OF WILLISTON, FL: VIOL INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. ROBINSON, ELIZABETH, 34, OF JACKSONVILLE, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most WantedRODRIGUEZ, JEORGAN, 55, OF MORRISTON, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS; DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSP 2ND OFF. ROGERS, CHASE G, 27, OF FANNING SPRINGS, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE. SCHWEINLER, ROBERT DALE, 72, OF OLD TOWN, FL: DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. SHIRLEY, CASE, 19, OF MORRISTON, FL: KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED REVOKED. SUTTON, DAVID CECIL, 34, OF HIGH SPRINGS, FL: PROB VIOLATION. TURNER, BRADEY BENJAMIN, 17, OF BRONSON, FL: UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. VERDE, FELIX AL, 57, OF MIAMI, FL: DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED LICENSE. WALLACE, SONNY MICHAEL, 29, OF WILLISTON, FL: DUI AND DAMAGE PROPERTY. WETHERINGTON, TIMOTHY RONALD, 27, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY DARIN MICHAEL BELLOCALA, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT $2,000MATTHEW DAVISARCHER, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT $5,000TREY ALLEN RISKERMICCO, FL VOP NO BONDSTUART SELLERSHOMOSASSA, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT $1,000BRITTANY ANN VREELANDBRONSON, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT 1,000WARRANT. WILLIAMS, DIAMON SHATARA, 28, OF WILLISTON, FL: WI 1000FT WORSHIP OR BUSN SCH I OR II X 2; WIT SELL DELIV 1000FT WORSHIP OR BUSN SCH I/II; USE 2 WAY COMM DEVICE TO FACIL FELONY X 2. WRIGHT JR, ROBERT DONALD, 45, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS; STOLEN PROP-DEAL IN. YOUNG SR, RODRICAS, 35, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: POSSESS COCAINE.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) 4 WEEKS FOR ONLY $20!It’s Our Journal 20/20 Special: Your Ad of 20 Words or Less for 4 Consecutive Weeks, No Changes. $20, 10 Each Additional Word. 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 Chieand Man Fatally Injured in FallA 21-year-old Chieand man was fatally injured on the afternoon of Oct. 9 when he fell o the back of a utility trailer loaded with furniture on State Road 24, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Andrew Pearson was life ighted to UF Shands where he died later. FHP said Pearson was riding on the back of a utility trailer when for unknown reasons Pearson and a mattress fell from the back of the trailer onto the roadway. Pearson came to rest lying on his right side and facing northwest at the point where he fell from the moving trailer. e driver of the 2006 Dodge Ram truck, Gregory Lipscomb, 30, Cedar Key and his passengers, Mary Joe Lipscomb, 55, Chieand and Adam Lipscomb, 28, Cedar Key were not injured in the 2:40 p.m. accident. FHP said the accident occurred at the junction of SR 24 and SW 115th Ave. e Oct. 1 re chiefs meeting was set aside to discuss how to distribute county re funding to cities and how to change the re district boundaries for city departments, both sensitive issues for Knowles, commissioners and the cities. e Levy County Journal had covered the meetings for several months and the county didn’t object to the presence of the Journal until the more sensitive issues of re funding and district boundaries were to be discussed. Pomeroy didn’t say why he commended Harris for attending the meetings. He said if the county wants to hold “top secret” meetings, he didn’t think Harris should boycott them.Chieand Mayor Commends Chief for Not Boycotting Closed Meeting continued from page 1A FWC to Conduct Aquatic Weed Control on Lake Rousseaue Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau through Oct. 23, using EPA-approved herbicides. During this period, water lettuce and water hyacinth found anywhere on the lake will be treated. In addition, hydrilla blocking the navigation channel in Lighthouse Cove Trail will also be treated. “ere will be no restrictions on recreational activities, such as shing or swimming, during the treatment period,” said John Kunzer, an invasive plant management biologist. “Any edible sh caught that are legal to keep may be consumed. ere is a ve-day restriction from using treated water for irrigation of both food crops and ornamentals grown in greenhouses or nurseries.” Biologists anticipate treating approximately 60 acres of water lettuce and water hyacinth. Only the hydrilla blocking navigation access in the named trail will be treated there. Approximately 12 surface acres of hydrilla will be treated. Scheduled treatments may be delayed due to adverse weather conditions.


3A Journal Levy County$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaSubscribe! Join the Levy County Journal Team rf ntbtnt rftt r f b ‘JournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County Come See Our Vendors on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 8 AM to 4 PM 1206 N. Young Blvd. HWY 19 (Behind BubbaQue’s) 352/493-2022 rfntbb bnbb bb b fbb fbbrfn tb Cash prize of $50.00 for each. Donna Capps, 911 supervisor, takes a 911 emergency medical call and responds with a hands-free headset. She said telecommunicators (dispatchers) live and work in Levy County and have family here. They want to provide the best possible service in emergencies. The person calling with a medical emergency may be a loved one from their own family. Photo by Terry Witt. Telecommunicator Erika Parise simulates taking a 911 medical call. The computer screen gives her options for asking questions of the caller as well as a wealth of other information. Photo by Terry Witt. Callers to 911 Told Quicker That Ambulance Is Coming continued from page 1A emergency medical calls come into the 911 communications center at the sheri’s oce, the telecommunicators click on their computer screens in front of them to pull down a set of questions to ask the caller about the medical problem. Depending on the answers to the rst set of questions, the tele-communicator may pull down other sets of questions to more accurately assess the medical problem for ambulance paramedics driving to the address of the medical caller. ose questions will continue to be asked, but now telecommunicators will announce an ambulance is on the way much sooner. e telecommunicators can also instruct the person on how to perform CPR until rst responders or the ambulance arrives. e telecommunicator reads step-by-step CPR instructions from the computer screen to the person who will be performing CPR. e instructions given to the caller are overseen by the county’s medical director, Dr. Jason Jones. He isn’t on every call, but he has given prior approval to the procedures and questions telecommunicators use. “We’re such a rural county and so far away from a hospital, if someone stops breathing, it is imperative that we give instructions for CPR until the rescue unit or the rst responders arrive,” Capps said. e job of being a telecommunicator is high pressure. e telecommunicator is seated in front of numerous computer screens. ey dispatch sheri’s deputies, re departments and ambulances (rescue units), sometimes all on the same call. ey must remain calm and focused because lives are often at stake. ey sometimes take calls from people frantic with worry about potential violence, or they may have a loved one who may have passed out or stopped breathing, or they may have received a re call involving a burning dwelling. Capps said the sheri’s oce ensures procedures are followed by reviewing the calls later, a process known as quality assurance. e review makes sure nothing was missed and dispatchers did all the right things. Levy County recently implemented Emergency Medical Dispatching and Emergency Fire Dispatching. Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Marion and Citrus Counties implemented EMD ahead of Levy County. Capps said many of her telecommunicators have bachelor’s degrees from a college or university and some have a master’s degree, although college degrees are not required to work for the 911 center as a telecommunicator. Telecommunicators must have commitment to help people and a desire to perform an essential public service, but the job is not for everyone. Capps takes them into the 911 center to watch the telecommunicators in action. “I have people (applicants) who walk out and say, “is job is not for me,” Capps said. Telecommunicators go through classroom training before they are moved to the 911 center. ey start the job by rst taking emergency and non-emergency calls and typing the information into the computer. ey gradually take on more responsibilities with an experienced telecommunicator seated with them to ensure they know what they are doing. Capps said all the telecommunicators live in Levy County and have family here. ey never know if the next call they receive may come from a loved one. at’s another reason they are committed to excellence on the job. “is job aects them. ey never know when they might eld a call from a family member. If it is a family member, they handle it. At the rst opportunity they turn it over to another tele-communicator,” Capps said. Capps said she has elderly parents living in Levy County. She said the drive to a Gainesville hospital is 40 minutes, but she added that patients are better o now than they were before the county switched to Emergency Medical Dispatching. Every call is recorded at the 911 center. e telecommunicators are required to stay abreast of changes in their profession and take the necessary additional training. “We are held to a standard that no one else is held to,” she said. Williston High School celebrated its homecoming Friday with an afternoon parade and a 42-0 defeat of the Branford Buccaneers later that night. e senior class won rst place in the homecoming oat competition, with juniors taking second, sophomores third and freshmen fourth place.Williston Defeats Branford 42-0 at Homecoming The Williston High School senior class, which is the class of 2016, won rst prize for their oat depicting a pirate ship. Williston defeated the Branford Buccaneers 42-0 that night. Photo by Terry Witt. The Williston High School junior class won second prize for their colorful oat. Photo by Terry Witt. Cadets from the Williston High School JROTC march in step as the color guard in the homecoming parade. Photo by Terry Witt. Williston High School alumni proudly rode on their oat in the homecoming parade. Photo by Terry Witt. More pictures on 8A


4A 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: – Publisher – General Manager – CopyEditor Terry Witt – Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart – Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout Bronson: ( 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 1923continued to page 5A Michele MalkinCreators SyndicateLiberal readers have scoed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. Over the years, I’ve agged the Obama administration’s scouting forays in Illinois, Kansas and South Carolina. Now, the White House is considering my adopted home, Colorado, as the new digs for the dregs of Gitmo. If there was ever a time for Coloradans of all political stripes to unite under the “Not in My Backyard” banner, this is it. e feds have already polluted our waters in the name of protecting us. Nobody at the EPA has paid any price for the disastrous Gold King Mine spill that turned the Animas River brighter than a Halloween pumpkin. e last thing we need is an inux of feckless Obama bureaucrats ooding our state’s correctional facilities with jihadists in orange jumpsuits (in the name of national security, of course). What part of “Leave us the hell alone!” don’t they understand? On Friday, White House ocials disclosed to the press that a U.S. Defense Department shing expedition will take place over the next two weeks at both state and federal prisons here in the Rocky Mountain State. One of the potential Gitmo Extended Stay America sites is a mediumsecurity area of supermax -home of convicted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, shoe bomber Richard Reid, 1993 World Trade Center plotter Ramzi Yousef, millennium bomb plotter Ahmed Ressam, “dirty bomb” plotter Jose Padilla and 1998 African U.S. embassy bomb plotter Wadih el-Hage. President Obama has bragged repeatedly about his administration’s ability to ensure public safety inside and outside any jihadist hotels in our own backyards. But despite the supposedly strictest security measures imposed of them, the pre-existing stateside supermax terrorist population has caused numerous headaches from day one -sending jailhouse letters to terror cell correspondents around the world; communicating by tapping on the pipes; organizing hunger strikes to force Bureau of Prisons ocials to transfer them away from high-security detention; and suing successfully for the right to spread Islam behind bars to other inmates. (at last victory came at the hands of shoe bomber Reid, himself a Muslim convert by an extremist imam he met in a British prison before his failed attempt to bring down American Airlines Flight 63 in 2001.) Let’s not forget that convicted WTC mastermind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, aided by terrorists’ little helper Lynne Stewart, smuggled coded messages of Islamic violence while behind bars to violent outside followers despite a judicial isolation order. After serving less than half of her 10-year sentence for aiding terrorism, Stewart walked free in January 2014 thanks to President Obama’s “compassion” order. Amid persistent concerns that he could be similarly released, the 76-year-old Abdel-Rahman was reportedly transferred from Colorado’s supermax to the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina sometime in the last year for health reasons. Most recently, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was forced in August to order what reporters called “a near total clampdown” on another jailed Muslim menace because of the “high probability” that he would order a terrorist attack from his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan. Prosecutors have tied Muhanad Mahmoud Al-Farekh to al-Qaida terror plots in Pakistan and New York OPINION Thomas SowellCreators SyndicatePresident Obama’s intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of his using various other sites of shooting rampages in the past to promote this long-standing crusade of the political left. e zealotry of gun control advocates might make some sense if they had any serious evidence that more restrictive gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes. But they seldom even discuss the issue in terms of empirical evidence. Saving lives is serious business. But claiming to be saving lives and refusing to deal with evidence is a farce. Nor is the Second Amendment or the National Rie Association the real issue, despite how much the media and the intelligentsia focus on them. If there is hard evidence that stronger gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes in general or reduce murders in particular, the Second Amendment can be repealed, as other Amendments have been repealed. Constitutional Amendments exist to serve the people. People do not exist to be sacriced to Constitutional Amendments. But if hard evidence shows that restrictions on gun ownership lead to more gun crimes, rather than less, then the National Rie Association’s opposition to those restrictions makes sense, independently of the Second Amendment. Since this all boils down to a question of hard evidence about plain facts, it is dicult to understand how gun control laws should have become such a heated and long-lasting controversy. ere is a huge amount of statistical evidence, just within the United States, since gun control laws are dierent in 50 dierent states and these laws have been changed over time in many of these states. ere are mountains of data on what happens under restrictive laws and what happens when restrictions are lifted. Statistics on murder are among the most widely available statistics, and among the most accurate, since no one ignores a dead body. With so many facts available from so many places and times, why is gun control still a heated issue? e short answer is that most gun control zealots do not even discuss the issue in terms of hard facts. e zealots act as if they just know -somehow -that bullets will be ying hither and yon if you allow ordinary people to have guns. Among the many facts this ignores is that gun sales were going up by the millions in late 20th century America, and the murder rate was going down at the same time. Among the other facts that gun control zealots consistently ignore are data on how many lives are saved each year by a defensive use of guns. is seldom requires actually shooting. Just pointing a loaded gun at an assailant is usually enough to get him to back o, often in some haste. ere have been books and articles based on voluminous statistics, including statistics comparing gun laws and gun crime rates in dierent countries, such as “Guns and Violence” by Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason University. Seldom do these factual studies back up what the gun control zealots are saying. Why would an ultimately factual question about the consequences of gun control laws divide people along ideological lines? Only if at least one set of people were more devoted to their vision than to the facts. is shows up when gun control zealots are asked whether whatever new law they propose would have prevented the shooting rampage that they are using as a stage from which to propose a new clampdown on gun ownership. Almost always, the new law being proposed would not have made the slightest dierence. at too is part of the farce. A deadly farce. So is the automatic assertion that whoever engaged in a shooting rampage was a madman. Yet these supposedly crazy shooters are usually rational enough to choose some “gun-free zone” for their murderous attacks. ey seem more rational than gun control zealots who keep creating more “gun-free zones.” Gun control zealots are almost always people who are lenient toward criminals, while they are determined to crack down on law-abiding citizens who want to be able to defend themselves and their loved ones.e ‘Gun Control’ Farce: Part IIe grand illusion of zealots for laws preventing ordinary, law-abiding people from having guns is that “gun control” laws actually control guns. In a country with many millions of guns, not all of them registered, this is a fantasy and a farce. Guns do not vanish into thin air because there are gun control laws. Guns -whether legal or illegal -can last for centuries. Passing laws against guns may enable zealots to feel good about themselves, but at the cost of other people’s lives. Why anyone would think that criminals who disobey other laws, including laws against murder, would obey gun control laws is a mystery. A disarmed population makes crime a safer occupation and street violence a safer sport. e “knockout game” of suddenly throwing a punch to the head of some unsuspecting passer-by would not be nearly so much fun for street hoodlums, if there was a serious risk that the passer-by was carrying a concealed rearm. Being knocked out in a boxing ring means landing on the canvas. But being knocked out on a street usually means landing on concrete. Victims of the knockout game have ended up in the hospital or in the morgue. If, instead, just a few of those who play this sick “game” ended up being shot, that would take a lot of the fun out of it for others who are tempted to play the same “game.” Even in places where law-abiding citizens are allowed to own guns, they are seldom allowed to carry concealed weapons -even though concealed weapons protect not only those who carry them, but also protect those who do not, for the hoodlums and criminals have no way of knowing in advance who is armed and who is not. Another feature of gun control zealotry is that sweeping assumptions are made, and enacted into law, on the basis of sheer ignorance. People who know nothing about guns, and have never red a shot in their lives, much less lived in high-crime areas, blithely say such things as, “Nobody needs a 30-shot magazine.” Really? If three criminals invaded your home, endangering the lives of you and your loved ones, are you such a sharpshooter that you could take them all out with a clip holding ten bullets? Or a clip with just seven bullets, which is the limit you would be allowed under gun laws in some places? Do you think that someone who is prepared to use a 30-shot magazine for criminal purposes is going to be deterred by a gun control law? All the wonderful-sounding safeguards in such laws restrict the victims of criminals, rather than the criminals themselves. at is why such laws cost lives, instead of saving lives. Are there dangers in a widespread availability of guns? Yes! And one innocent death is one too many. But what makes anyone think that there are no innocent lives lost by disarming law-abiding people while criminals remain armed? If we are going to be serious, as distinguished from being political, we need to look at hard evidence, instead of charging ahead on the basis of rhetoric. Sweeping assumptions need to be checked against facts. But that is seldom what gun control zealots do. Some gun control zealots may cherry-pick statistics comparing nations with and without strong gun control laws, but cherry-picking is very dierent from using statistics to actually test a belief. Among the cherry-picked statistics is that England has stronger gun control laws than the United States and much lower murder rates. But Mexico, Brazil and Russia all have stronger gun control laws than the United States -and much higher murder rates. A closer look at the history of gun laws in England tells a very dierent story than what you get from cherry-picked statistics. e murder rate in New York over the past two centuries has been some multiple of the murder rate in London -and, for most of that time, neither city had strong restrictions on the ownership of guns. Beginning in 1911, New York had stronger restrictions on gun ownership than London had -and New York still had murder rates that were a multiple of murder rates in London. It was not the laws that made the dierence in murder rates. It was the people. at is also true within the United States. But are gun control zealots interested in truth or in political victory? Or perhaps just moral preening?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 2015 CREATORS.COM The ‘Gun Control’ FarceGitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!


5A Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaJournal Levy County Aging Aloud Apples Aren’t Arise Autumn Beaten Bottle Burnt Characteristic Combined Ditch Double Drown Eastern Emerged Funnel Ghost Grave Guards Handy Hangs Humor Hurled India Irons Issue Needed Newer Nicer Notice Peered Poems Range Rinks Scenes Severe Sorted Stair Struck irst Towel Training Trusted Understand Unity Urgent Using Violates Word Search City. Everywhere jihadists are housed in civilian prisons, trouble follows. In Australia, jihad militants nanced and organized a massive escape plot inside the walls of its most secure supermax facility. Ringleader Bassam Hamzy, a devotee of Osama bin Laden, converted inmates to Islam in droves. e jailbreak scheme was busted, but Hamzy continues to make a mockery of the prison -from which he ran a major drug ring and masterminded a kidnapping on a cellphone smuggled into the facility. If President Obama is so condent he can contain the jihad virus and prevent homicidal soldiers of Allah from wreaking more havoc in the U.S. prison system, I suggest importing the bottom-of-the-barrel Gitmo goons to an institution near one of the commander in chief’s favorite vacation spots in Martha’s Vineyard or Kailua. Or perhaps as a neighboring annex of his presidential library on the south side of Chicago. Legacy!Michelle Malkin is author of the new book “Who Built at: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs.” Her email address is COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COMGitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No! continued from page 4A Human Resources Director Jaqueline Martin oered paramedics and EMTs no pay raise and a reduction in the overtime in response to the union’s request for an 8 percent pay raise. Paramedics and EMTs are the professionals who transport injured and ill patients to hospitals in ambulances. ey are represented by the International Association of Fireghters (IAFF), a public employees union that can’t strike. e IAFF can bargain for wages and benets and can represent members in disputes with management. e 8 percent pay raise requested by IAFF Local 4069 would have been equal to what other county commission employees have received since December of 2013. Paramedics and EMTs have been operating without a contract for more than a year and haven’t had a cost of living increase in two years. e county commission’s proposal was the rst counter oer to the union’s request for a pay raise. e county negotiating team met with IAFF President Katy Graves, IAFF Secretary-Treasurer Jimmie Jones and IAFF Vice President David Florance on Oct. 7. e union had no attorney present for the contract negotiation session. Helsby represented the county. His fees are paid with tax dollars. In a written statement about the Oct. 7 session, Jones said the union felt that it was asking for the bare minimum its members could live with while still keeping the county’s nancial and logistical needs in mind. He said they didn’t ask for any extras. e 8 percent increase would have cost the Department of Public Safety $185,000 annually, which the union felt was reasonable considering the $2 million of cash that is being carried forward into Knowles’ 2015-16 budget. “We assumed that when we sat down at the negotiating table with the county that we would be met with likeminded individuals who would recognize our proposal as fair and forego any further need for negotiation. Unfortunately that was not the case. We were utterly shocked at the proposal prepared and presented by the county,” Jones said. Moody said the negotiation session concerned a rewrite of the union contract. He said the union threw out some proposals, and so did the county. “at’s what a negotiation is; they give you their demands and you give them your response,” Moody said. Moody said if the contract negotiations result in an impasse, it would be the rst time for Levy County. e union believes an impasse may be coming. e contract would then go to a federal mediator. e county coordinator didn’t want to discuss details of the thick contract. Paramedics and EMTs currently receive built-in overtime under the current expired contract. Jones said the county’s proposal would restructure working hours so they would work the same number of hours but could claim less overtime on their time cards. He said the eect would be to reduce their wages from several hundred dollars to as much as $1,000 a year depending on individual salaries. e county also proposed striking a portion of their holiday pay that had been a benet to members for most of the department’s history. Jones said the only pay increase the county proposed was to keep a step plan that allows employees to earn a 6 percent wage increase every 2-3 years provided the employee meets “stringent and sometimes costly educational requirements.” He cited one example. He said one of the proposed steps would possibly have an employee paying $2,500 to $3,000 out of their own pocket for classes that would require the employee to travel and take more than a month o work. “is employee would then have to wait 2-3 years before they could begin to receive their 6 percent increase. It would then take another several years to pay o their out of pocket expenses. All of these proposed wage issues are compounded by the fact that a 2011 state decision has all state emergency responders in the state paying an extra 3 percent for their retirement,” Jones said. Jones said the county proposal also would strike an article in the contract that guarantees employees the most basic living conditions at ambulance stations. He said eliminating this article makes the union “very uneasy, especially since we have recently been having major maintenance issues at several of our stations.” “eir entire proposal is rife with language that is alarming, such as an addition to the chain of command article that states “employees are strongly encouraged” not to discuss employment concerns, department operations or decisions of management outside the chain of command, including to members of the Board of County Commissioners,” he said. “We cannot fathom what they are trying to do. ey are treating this like they are buying a used car. e union board and its members aren’t interested in playing that sort of game. We want to go to work, help the public and earn a decent living to support four families. No one wants to ght with their employer for fair treatment, but this is especially true in our profession. I certainly know that if something terrible were to happen to any of my loved ones, I would want the people coming to their rescue to be preoccupied with this type of unnecessary stress.” In a sense, Jones said, the county is playing with people’s lives. “We are a very rural county that has extremely long transports to the area emergency rooms. Our members have a reputation for having excellent pre-hospital treatment skills. With a proposal such as the one the county has presented, we are afraid that we are going to lose a lot of very good emergency responders. Sadly, our department has lost over 100 good and dedicated emergency responders since Director Knowles took this position, with one more slated to leave at the end of the month. It is our hope that we can reach an agreement before any more of our highly trained, dedicated employees decide enough is enough.”Paramedics, EMTs Shocked by County Commission Contract Oer continued from page 1A Chieand Commissioners Stop Short of Approving RV Resort continued from page 1A property from residential and commercial to high density residential to allow up to 12 dwelling units per acre. e property is at the corner of Country Road 321 and County Road 320. Commissioners decided to postpone a nal decision on the land use change until their next meeting on Oct. 26, which was originally set as the day they would hold their transmittal hearing to send the approved application to the state. However commissioners will reconvene the planning board meeting on Oct. 26 to discuss the application further and then the transmittal hearing will follow. All the surrounding properties are commercial, agricultural and residential. ree neighboring land owners, omas Brookins, Avilene Smith and Sonja R. Judy, trustee of the Lucile W. Rogers GST Exempt Trust, expressed opposition to the project. Judy said her letter serves as formal notice “of my strong objection to the rezoning of parcels” listed in the application. Brookins said he believes the proposed land use change to a mobile home park would be inconsistent with neighboring properties. e proposal is for an RV Resort, not a mobile home park. “is would not be a good t for this agricultural and commercial area,” Brookins said.” Smith, representing the Jerry Smith family, asked the commission to deny the application. “We do not care to have RVs surrounding our home and ten acres of land,” she said. “We hope you will consider this request.” Residents of RV resorts could live there six months, but commissioners wanted to know what would prevent someone from moving into the resort and setting up a “park model” RV of a more permanent nature. “ere will be no permanent residents in this one,” Tommy Miles said. He is a friend of Livingston. Commissioner Chris Jones asked Miles what would stop a 1975 model RV from moving into the resort. “is is a Class A resort,” Miles said. Jones said he would hate to see the new Suwannee River Community Hospital built and then have a ea market pop up next door. e proposed RV resort would border the hospital property. Miles said the resort would have paved roads. “I can assure you this won’t be turned into a trash dump,” he said. Livingston said the resort would be a $2.5 million project. “I would not sell to anyone who would do anything to hurt Chieand,” Livingston said. She said a lot of people will be traveling to the resort and spending money in Chieand. “is is not going to be a shabby resort,” she said. She said the same developer built the Blueberry Hill RV Resort. Miles said he and Livingston have a timetable to meet to take advantage of the next RV season. Jones wasn’t in a hurry to make a decision. “With all due respect, I want to make an informed decision because when I walk out the door the phone will start ringing,” Jones said. City Attorney Norm Fugate said that once the RV resort is approved in an R-2 zone, RV parks can spring up in all the R-2 zones in Chieand as a matter of right, provided they meet other requirements like setbacks. e R-2 zoning allows RV resorts, camp grounds, trailer parks and apartment complexes. e 100 acres owned by the Rogers Trust is zone R-2. e property is next door to the property Livingston and Lyons want rezoned for an RV park. Ellzey said that if the 45-acre Livingston property is rezoned and sold, the new owner wouldn’t be required to build an RV resort. e new owner could build a trailer park on the property or one of the other permitted uses. Fugate said the city can’t attach restrictions to zoning, but the landowner can add deed restrictions that limit how the property is used. Miles told the Journal said they would have no objection to doing that. Livingston said the Chieand RV resort she and Lyons are proposing would be constructed by the same company that built the Blueberry Hill RV Resort in Bushnell. She said this would be the developer’s fth resort. Heath Davis, representing the Rogers Trust, said the Blueberry Hill RV Resort includes “park models,” which means it’s not really an RV resort. “I know we would feel a lot better if it was an RV resort,” Davis said. e web site for Blueberry Hill RV Resort said it is a part of Sun RV Resorts. When the Journal called the Blueberry Hill number, the person who answered was asked if Blueberry Hill was part of Sun RV Resorts. She said she didn’t know. She said they bought it from someone else. She said corporate would be contacting the Journal to answer any questions. Lyons built the RV resort, but reportedly sold it. e Journal also called Lyons, but he did not respond to the call.State Approves $1.5 Million Grant for Hospital Project continued from page 1A Heath in building the hospital. Ameris was the original company involved in trying to build the hospital, but when the Great Recession hit and money was tight the project collapsed. When the economy improved, Ameris downsized the hospital from 60 to 30 beds and added CBC and Neuterra as partners. CBC has agreed to pay $8,000 for the environmental study if the hospital project were to fall through. e environmental study is in progress. e economic development grant requires the developers to create 43 jobs through the hospital project and medical oce building. Should the project create fewer jobs, CBC has agreed to post a bond of $800,000 to cover the shortage. Should the grant fail to cover all the costs of building the access road and water and sewer lines, CBC has agreed to post a bond that would cover the excess costs. City Commissioner Rollin Hudson asked if the city had done its “due diligence” with respect to the hospital project, especially since none of the bonds have been posted as yet. City Attorney Norm Fugate said the city has a responsibility for due diligence with the project, but the state has similar responsibilities. e city’s accounting specialist, Laurie Copeland, who is also heavily involved with working on the hospital project from the city side, said CBC and Neuterra have 60 days to submit their nancial information to DOE. She said the city must sign and return the grant contract by Oct. 21. City ocials say the bonds will be posted when all the preliminary paperwork and requirements set by the state have been met by the city and the developers are ready to proceed with constructing the hospital and medical oce building.


6A Chicken Tenders Plain Fish Nuggets Gravy Brown Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Pineapple Tidbits Sliced Peaches Beef in Tomato Sauce Chicken in Alfredo Sauce Penne Rigati Roll Broccoli Corn Craisins, strawberry Applesauce Ham & Cheese Sandwich Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Yogurt, assorted Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing House Salad Apple Slices100% Fruit Juice, assortedPork Patty in BBQ Sauce Chicken Burger Bun, Burger Lettuce & Pickle Sweet Potato Wedges Baked Beans Raisels Strawberries & Cream Pizza Bean & Cheese Burrito Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing House Salad Orange 100% Fruit Juice, assorted Popcorn Chicken Sweet & Sour Meatballs Rice Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing Green Beans Pineapple Tidbits Sliced Peaches Nachos Cheese Sauce with Ground Beef Salsa Chicken & Cheddar Wrap Broccoli Corn Craisins, strawberry Applesauce Early Release DayDeli Sandwich Manager’s Choice Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing Apple 100% Fruit Juice, assorted Milk, assorted Chocolate Chip CookieBeef Patty Breaded Chicken Patty Bun, Burger Lettuce & Pickle Potato Wedges Baked Beans Raisels Strawberries & Cream Bread Sticks Stued w/ Mozzarella Cheese Marinara Sauce Corn Dog, mini Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing House Salad Orange Ridgeeld’s SidekicksIn accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the base of race, color ,nationsl orgin, sex, age, or disablity.LEVY COUNTY SCHOOLS LUNCH MENUWilliston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat and the City Council recognized their Students of the Month last week at the council meeting. Karley Boyer, daughter of Kennedy and Penny Boyer and a 2nd grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary School was nominated by teachers Stephanie Hogle and Jenny Adkins. Karley is always very responsible in class and throughout the school. She does her best on all of her work. Karley is a wonderful example of someone who follows all of the school rules. Her eort is very evident. She works hard to complete tasks and is always willing to help when needed. She is a wonderful addition to our class and our school. Isabel Fischback, daughter of Mireya and Paul Fischbach and a 5th grader at Williston Elementary School was nominated by Jessica Stevenson. Isabel was chosen as the Student of the Month because of her work ethic and respectfulness to others. Isabel puts forth her best eort in everything she does. She is very respectful to her teachers as well as classmates. Isabel also demonstrates responsibility by being prepared for class with homework and using her time wisely in class. Isabel is a wonderful role model. Shirley Riveros, daughter of Victor Riveros and an 8th grader at Williston Middle School was nominated by teacher Stephanie Yocum. All of her teachers and anyone who comes in contact with Shirley agree that she is one of the most helpful, kind and studious individuals that we have the pleasure of teaching. As a student, she is ready for learning with questions and comments about the topic being discussed. As a person, Shirley is always willing to help others in need, whether it’s a teacher need an errand run or a student needing extra help. Shirley is one of the reasons that it’s great to be at Williston Middle School. Jacob Robinson, son of Jennifer Robinson and a 10th grader at Williston Central Christian Academy was nominated by his teacher Ms. Winningham. Jacob has been a student at WCCA for the past four years. He has a passion for art and music and loves to play golf with his grandfather. Winningham said she has watched Jacob persevere and excel in school. As Jacob is realizing that his time in high school is growing shorter, he is now focusing on what he would like to pursue in life. One of the many things Winningham admires about Jacob is the self-condence within himself. He has a personality that is engaging and is enjoyable to be around, and he has the ability to be friends with a variety of people. Jacob has an incredible future ahead and I pray that he will allow God to steer his course! Way to go Jacob!Williston Mayor, Council Recognize Students of the Month Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presents Students of the Month Jacob Robinson, Shirley Riveros, Karley Boyer and Jessica Stevenson with certicates of achievement. Photo by Terry Witt. 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 Halloween at the Levy County LibraryPre-school Storytimeese programs use books and music to present the young children with the concept that books, reading, and libraries are fun and enjoyed at all ages. e programs last 30 minutes. Cedar Key Public Library October 21 @ 10:30 AM Luther Callaway Public Library Chieand October 19 @ 10:30 AM Williston Public Library Every Wednesday @ 9:30 AM Music With Ms. Sara @ 10:00 AM For more information please contact your local librarian or Jenny Rodgers, youth services coordinator, 352/486-5552.After School Programis month youth of all ages can join us for fun Halloween Parties at each branch of the Levy County Public Libraries. Youth can come in costume if they would like. ere will be games, a pinata, music, and lots of candy and prizes at each party! is event is free and everything need will be supplied. Williston Public Library Friday, October 23, 2015 6:30 PM Bronson Public Library Monday, October 26, 2015 6:30 PM Cedar Key Public Library Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:00 PM Luther Callaway Public Library Chieand ursday, November 18, 2010 4:30 PM A.F. Knotts Public Library Yankeetown Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:30 PM e Levy County Schools Foundation is sponsoring the annual Beast Feast fundraising event at the Etheridge Cracker House near Williston on Oct. 24. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with serving at 6 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the gate and $10 for students. Etheridge Cracker House is located at 2351 NE 140th Ave. e event includes a live auction and door prizes. Foods to be provided are homemade desserts by the Williston Woman’s Club, rolls and cornbread by Betts Big T, spicey cream corn by Property Appraiser Osborne Barker, yard bird on the stick by Suncoast Credit Union, boiled shrimp by Capital City Bank, slaw and beans by the College of Central Florida, clam chowder by Levy County School Board members, School Board administrators piney woods rooter (pork), beverages from e Gathering Table, frog legs from the Levy County Department of Public Safety, ribs by the Levy County Prevention Coalition, gator meat by Duke Energy, venison chili by CHW, gumbo by Williston Rotary and mullet and grits by Drummond Community Bank. Money generated by the Beast Feast funds the foundation. It is used for scholarships, grants and administration of the foundation. e money also supports small projects. One example is that the foundation can provide clothing to homeless children.Schools Foundation Planning Annual Beast Feast on Oct. 24Rubio: Let’s Defeat the EPA's Overreach on Water Rule Once and For AllWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (RFL) issued the following statement regarding a federal appeals court ruling today temporarily stopping the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS): “e EPA’s power grab is bad for the country and a brazen overreach, and I’m glad the courts have stopped it for now. We need to end this massive mandate once and for all and put a cap on all regulations so that Washington bureaucrats can be held accountable for the costs they are trying to inict on our economy. “is is an important case for our country, but especially for Florida. is rule would lead to an invasion of our state by regulators and bureaucrats trying to impose their will on virtually any place in our state with water. It’s an unnecessary, sweeping mandate that Florida cannot aord.”


7A Last week’s Sudoku 115 NOTICES 115 NOTICES 115 NOTICES 135 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 310 HOME FOR RENT 500 FOR SALE ClassifiedsDeadline: Friday, noon Journal Your Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy County100 Miscellaneous 110 Lost & Found 115 Notices 125 Services 126 Business Opportunities 130 FREE 135 Volunteer Opportunity 140 Announcements 145 Entertainment 150 Musical Instruments 155 Schools & Instruction 200 Employment 210 Help Wanted Full Time 240 Help Wanted Part Time 245 Work Wanted 300 Rentals 305 Apartments for Rent 310 Houses for Rent 315 Mobile Homes for Rent 320 RV Rental Lots 325 Vacation Rentals 330 Commercial Property for Rent 340 Rooms for Rent 345 Wanted to Rent 400 Real Estate 405 Condos Apartments for Sale 410 Houses for Sale 415 Mobile Homes for Sale 435 Commercial Property for Sale 440 Vacant Land for Sale 445 Wanted to Buy 500 For Sale 505 Antiques 510 Auctions 515 Yard Sale 520 Building Materials 525 Appliances 526 Furniture 530 Guns 535 Pets & Animals 540 LiveStock 545 Good Things to Eat 550 Farm Products 555 Automobiles 556 Trucks 560 Estate Sale 570 Swap, Barter or Trade 600 Recreation 605 Boat & Marine 610 Campers, RVs & Trailers 615 Motorcycles & ATVs 700 Farm 705 Farm Equipment 900 Legal Notices Sudokue answers for this week’s sudoku puzzle will appear in next week’s issue. This week’s answers.The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit advertisement as deemed appropriate. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising.---------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS – Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Now open Mon. thru Thurs. from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call (352) 493-7773 or write to us at Harmony Pregnancy Center, P. O. Box 2557, ---------AL-ANON MEETINGS Join us for Al-Anon meetings on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Midway Plaza located at 13451 NE Highway 27 Alt. in Williston. 1-800-8511795. ftfn ---------AA MEETINGS – FOR INFORMATION CALL NORTH CENTRAL Intergroup which is also a 24-hour local hotline number. Tfnf --------MEETING Do you struggle with a Drug or Alcohol addiction? Come to our meetings held the 1st and 3rd Thursday night of the month at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 7:00 PM – Hwy. 340 in Bell, at 129. Call 386/935-2300 or Kevin Craven at 352/4638700 or go to www.graceministry. net for more info. Tfnf ---------Be the one to advocate for abused and neglected children who have never been told they are loved, smart, strong, worthy that they are Somebody. Don’t wait to be the one to give them hope. No special background needed. Legal and staff support provided. The next class starts June 12th. Orientations held every 4th Thursday from 12-1 pm at 102 N. Main St, For more info, call 352/4936051 or go to Only 50% of children in Levy County have an advocate to stand up for them. Call today – 352/493-6051 Visit today Tfn Jf ---------OPEN AA MEETING The United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is an Open Meeting. 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TfnJp Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? The Florida Ombudsman Program currently has volunteer opportunities available statewide. Our volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect and receiving the care they deserve. Ombudsman volunteers receive special training and participate in monthly program meetings. To learn more about becoming an ombudsman volunteer, please visit our website at com , search for us on Facebook, or call us toll-free at 1-888-831-0404. tfnJf140 ANNOUNCEMENTS Are you open to MAKING MORE MONEY? Independent Distributors Needed. For more details... Call Sabrina Now at 678/215-2927. 10/15Jp 210 HELP WANTEDCASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS – Running or not. Any Condition. Call: 352-771-6191 10/15Jp --------– Join the Levy County Journal team selling Web and Print advertising for Levy County’s Local Independent Weekly Newspaper. Prefer 2+ years’ experience. 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8A “I just had the well. ere’s city water there. ere’s a meter there,” he said. “It was never hooked directly to the house.” Newton said a rental home behind his house on Wilson Street does take city water. He said he began supplying his tenant well water through a hose when the town turned o the water to repair a leak. Public Safety Director Erik Wise said he is certain city water was being supplied to Newton’s home. He said he was planning to hook a meter to the pipe and Newton would be billed for any water he uses, but he wasn’t sure whether Newton would be back-billed for water used in the past. “We’re denitely going to be putting in a new meter, but with back charging, something like that would have to go to the council,” Wise said. Grin built the home in 1997. He estimates the two-story home has about 3,800 square feet of living space plus a 900-square foot two vehicle garage. He sold it to Newton in 2004 at about the time he was arrested on charges of stealing money from the Town of Bronson and converting the funds to his personal use. He served time in prison. Wise said there is a municipal water pipe connected to the Newton home, but there was no meter on the pipe. He said a nearby meter serves a mobile home on Wilson Street. He said there was a second “dead pipe” hooked to the meter that doesn’t carry water. Wise thinks there may be another meter somewhere in the vicinity of the one that serves the mobile home on Wilson Street. He said they would begin digging to nd out if there is another meter. Former Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford said Monday there was a meter box next to the driveway that goes to the Newton home, but when he checked it the meter box was empty. He doesn’t know why the meter was gone. He said there is a two-inch line that runs back to the mobile home on Wilson Street. Dunford thinks there are probably other houses in Bronson that receive city water but are not billed. He suspects one of the homes near Nana’s Place receives city water and doesn’t pay for it. He said now that the new public works director has suspicions about city water being diverted to homes he should follow up with an investigation.Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, Oct 8th at the Levy County Quilt Museum. ey nished the small quilt in the frame. Janie volunteered to nish the binding. B.J. stopped by with quilt tops and a few unnished projects for us. anks B. J. Evelyn managed to nish two small quilts this week. (I told you she keeps us busy.) e Old Sewing Machine Man will be here on Wednesday, Oct 2. Call 352/493-2801 for more information. Greg and the boys from Lancaster were out this week. ey helped us complete our entry in the Chieand Chamber Scarecrow City contest. anks for all you do for us. Someone brought in a Halloween door panel which got us started on our entry. We’ve decided that next year we need two door panels and we’re set. Our “door frame” will be useful next year. e rocking chairs are waiting now that fall is in the air. B J brought this quilt in ThursdayLevy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) celebrated the opening of their sixth (6th) EMS station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. e sixth (6th) station is located at 17654 NW 90th Court in Fanning Springs During his opening speech, Director Knowles recognized two individuals who helped initiate this project; the late Fanning Springs Councilman Robert Kerr and former Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola. “We couldn’t have done this without the support of the Board [of County Commissioners] and the City of Fanning Springs,” said Director Knowles. Levy County Board of County Commissioners Chairman John Meeks said “this is a huge asset,” during a local media interview after he and Fanning Springs Mayor Trip Lancaster cut the ceremonial ribbon. Local residents also stopped by to check out the station and enjoy nger foods. Fanning Springs resident Nancy Hauk expressed her gratitude for the local EMS and Fire stations. She went on to say how elated she is to see the EMS station operating 24/7 in Fanning Springs and was impressed by the new mechanical CPR (LUCAS) devices available for use on four (4) of the six (6) frontline LCDPS transport units. e Levy County Board of County Commissioners approved the lease of the LCDPS Celebrates the Opening of a New EMS Station e 46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival oers a family fun weekend of great food, ne arts and crafts, shopping, music and more, including the new 2016 Cedar Key calendars. is tasty and artful event is organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness with sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture’s Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program. e Cedar Key Woman’s Club supplies the calendars. Located in Historic Cedar Key, named by Budget Travel magazine as one of America’s coolest small towns, the 46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival oers ne food, entertainment, shopping and family fun on the Gulf of Mexico. Spend the day shopping for Arts and Crafts, listening to the local music, eating the best of Cedar Key seafood including clams, clam chowder, clam fritters, grouper sandwiches, shrimp nachos, seafood empanadas, crab cakes and fried mullet – all for $5 $8. You can even get landlubber food if you choose. Finish o your meal with desserts of cakes, cookies, Key lime cones and fruit smoothies. e “Protect our Water” parade begins on Sat. Oct. 17 at 11 AM with cash prizes oered. is Seafood Festival will be 100 percent sustainable. All vendors will serve their food on compostable or recyclable food service items, clam and oyster shells will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico; paper, wood, cardboard and food scraps will be composted and plastic and aluminum items will be recycled. And you can get your 2016 Cedar Key Calendars here! e Cedar Key Calendar, now a tradition, will arrive in Cedar Key this Festival Weekend by the Cedar Key Woman’s Club and will be available at the CKWC booth in the Park, or from the Cedar Key Market, Dilly Dally Galley, the Chamber Welcome Center, or from the Historical Museum.. “is year we have been oered pictures from over 25 photographers, and the results are better than ever!” says Calendar Coordinator Vicki Crumpley, of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club. Visitors love the calendar, but it is Cedar Key residents who send the calendars away as gifts that have become an important part of the calendar’s success. Pictures from Cedar Key now hang in homes in almost every State – and in Canada, England, and Germany! Where else could you nd such a beautiful memento for just $10? Location: Cedar Key at State Route 24 and Second Street and at the Gulf Front City Park. 9-5 Saturday and Sunday, Oct 17 & 18. See you there with plate in hand!46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival Comes with CalendarsSaturday Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions Surround Pipe to Former Bronson Mayor’s Old Home continued from page 1A premises where the Fanning Springs EMS Station is now located on March 18, 2014. Since that time, the County and City of Fanning Springs have worked together to remodel the facility that now houses a 24/7/365 EMS crew assigned to a transport unit. e facility became operational on September 1, 2015. If you are interested in being part of community involvement and learning lifesaving skills or volunteering, contact: Levy County Department of Public Safety; 352/4865209.Williston High School's marching band marches in the homecoming parade. Photo by Terry Witt. Young cheerleaders wave their pink pom poms they chant cheers along the parade route. They are part of the Williston Youth Athletic Association. Photo by Terry Witt. City worker Glen Smith and Public Works Director Erik Wise work on one end of water leak while Russell Mitchem tends to the other side of the hole dug to repair the leak. The home of Levoy Newton can be seen on the hill above. Photo by Terry Witt.


By Terry WittSenior Sta Writere Bronson High School varsity football team lost 49-0 to the powerful Trenton Tigers Friday night, but the Eagles managed to hold the Tigers under 50 points by blocking an extra point. Julius Smith and Caleb Rice got the block. Trenton played its starters until the Tigers reached the 36-0 mark before the half, but its mix of reserve and starting players were nearly as good. Former Bronson player Montrez Jackson was taken out early in the game. He is Trenton’s star running back. Bronson quarterback Caleb Chemin completed one of four passes for 18 yards and rushed four times for 20 yards. Austin Collins and Josh Sutherland played well on the oensive line. Defensively Wayne Shipp recovered a fumble. Glen Cooper lead the defense with 8 tackles. Running back Brian Shepard suered a broken ankle during the game and later had surgery. He is out for the season. e team is also without the services of one of its fastest running backs, Tabashi McKay, who suered an ALC tendon tear in his knee in an earlier game. He is out for the season. Bronson will play Williston at home Friday at 7:30 p.m. Williston is a district rival. e Levy County Trophy goes to the Levy County team – Williston, Chieand or Bronson – that has the most wins in county games. Williston defeated Branford at the Red Devil homecoming Friday 42-0. Bronson’s coaches oered praise for the Eagle team Friday following the loss to arguably the most powerful team in the district. “at’s a pretty good team,” said Assistant Coach David White. “We’re not bad either. If we keep working, we’ll get there. I asked you to sell out for us for 48 minutes you did that. “ey had to earn every point. We didn’t give them anything.” Head Coach Jim Smith said he felt the team played hard. He said the boys are still coming to practice every day and working to become more competitive. “We’re making improvements. It’s baby steps. is may be the toughest football schedule in Bronson history and we’ve got inexperienced kids.” Smith told his boys they have a chance to defeat two Levy County schools and take home the Levy County Cup. He was referring to Williston and Chieand. ey are Bronson’s next two opponents. “With an eort like tonight, we can compete,” he said. “I thought we were competitive. I asked them to compete and they did. ey are not hanging their heads. ey are still working hard.”Bronson Varsity Loses 49-0 to Trenton; Meets Williston Fridaye 4-0 Middle School football team continued in their winning ways defeating previously unbeaten Mebane in Alachua. e victory has the Red Devils at the top of the SMAC Conference with two regular season games left. If the Red Devils defeat a once-beaten Ft. White team they will be hosting the SMAC Championship game on October 27th. On October 20th they have a home game against Lake Butler Middle School. e Red Devils jumped ahead 6-0 on a 54-yard touchdown run by Jeremiah James. e next score was a tremendous interception and 54-yard return by Dalton Vanderstrause. Dalton grabbed a tipped ball and accelerated through the Mebane oense with a host of Red Devils helping by open eld blocking. e second half opened with a lengthy drive concluding with a 12-yard by scamper by Jeremiah James. Isaac Williams once again added the extra two-point conversion to push the lead to 22-0. e defensive line then took over the game. Zach Barrero, Mike Reynolds, Isaac Williams, Noah Owenby, Lamont Terrell, Deon Dexter, and Joseph Mann applied the pressure. Jeremiah James also stripped the ball six times from the Mebane backs. Mebane went to trickery with a throwback across the grain to the tail back, but Isaac Williams picked the ball o and returned the ball for 32 yards for a touchdown. Jarrett Jerrels ran in the extra two and the Red Devils were up 30-0. At this point all players were put in and the nal score was 30-0. In four games the rst team oense has scored on all but three possessions, they have no fumbles lost and no interceptions on the season. e Red Devils also have a 13-game regular season undefeated streak spanning back to September of 2013. Head Coach Greg Hamilton states, “at was a big, strong, quick, hard hitting team. Our defense really stepped up tonight. We are improving weekly but still have much improving to do.”Middle School Red Devils Defeat Mebane 30-0 Bronson running back Glen Cooper runs left for a big game with Tristan Russell (75) blocking for him. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson and Trenton players crash into another on an oensive play for the Eagles. It was dicult to tell who was who. Bronson players clearly pictured are Wayne Shipp (44), Tristan Russell (75) and next to him Tyler Voorhees. Photo by Terry Witt. Running back Ryan Ranalli applies the brakes as he attempts to dodge a tackler in the backeld. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson’s Flight Night Royalty was honored at halftime. Princess Neomi Thomas and Prince Levi Warmack were honored. Warmack missed ight night because he was committed to playing in a junior varsity football game the same night. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson Parks and Recreation Sports Events Oct. 17 & Nov. 7Bronson Parks and Recreation will be hosting a football tournament at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 and a soccer tournament at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, according to Director Curtis Stacey. e events will take place at James H. Cobb Park in Bronson. By Terry Witt Senior Sta Writere Florida Association of City Clerks presented Williston City Clerk Fran Taylor with a certicate at the Oct. 6 meeting granting her the title of Certied Municipal Clerk. Taylor, a graduate of Williston High School, was presented the certicate by Audrey Sikes, a fellow alumnus of WHS and former president of the state municipal clerks association and by John Gill, northeast director of the association. Taylor graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in public administration. Sikes noted that Taylor served a combined total of 14 years in the U.S. Army as a military policewoman and in the Army Reserves. She became Williston City Clerk in 2012. She has served on the resolutions and bylaws committee of the state association. Taylor has a complex job, as most city clerks do. She handles city elections, ensures all city documents have the proper signatures, handles human resources, makes reports to the Department of State, and serves as clerk for City Council meetings. She said it took several years of required classwork before she graduated with the CMC title. Taylor hasn’t decided yet whether she will pursue the title of Master Certied Clerk, but if she does it will be done over a period of time. She has plenty to keep her busy with the City of Williston.Williston City Clerk Fran Taylor receives a certicate recognizing her as a Certied Municipal Clerk in Florida. Making the presentation are Audrey Sikes, former presidents of the Florida Association of City Clerks and John Gill, northeast director of the state association. Photo by Terry Witt.Williston City Clerk Fran Taylor Receives State Certication


2B BRANFORDFourth Annual Branford Camera Club Photo Show Oct. 16-18We would like to invite you to our Fourth Annual Branford Camera Club Photo Show to be held Oct. 16 18 at Cuzin’s Cafe in Branford, Florida. e event is free and open to the public. A reception to meet the photographers is Fri., 5 7 p.m., Oct. 16. e show is Sat., Oct. 17, from 10 9 PM and Sun., Oct. 18, from 10 2 PM. e Branford Camera Club meets the third ursday of each month at the Hatch Park Community Center, 403 Craven Street, Branford, FL with doors open at 6:30 PM, but meeting from 7:00 9:00 p.m. Or, meet at Cuzin’s Caf at 804 Suwannee Ave., in Branford at 5:00 p.m. for dinner. For more info: Carolyn Hogue (386) 935-2044, and Skip Weigel (386) 935-1382, or our Steering Committee Chair, Gary Kueppers (386) 658-6442. Fla. Springs Institute ‘Spring Hopping’ Oct. 17Join the Florida Springs Institute on Sat. Oct. 17 at 9 AM until before dark, for a fun day of spring-hopping near Branford with springs expert Tom Morris. Learn about the unique Florida landscape as you visit North Florida springs and sinks, including: Alachua Sink, Little River Spring, Royal Spring, Orange Grove Springs, Peacock Springs, and many more! is event is part of the new FSI Outings Program, which is designed to provide monthly outdoor adventures for FSI members and the general public that are both educational and fun! is event is $20 per person (students only $10) with 100% of the proceeds beneting FSI. Only 11 spaces remain for the rst outing, so sign up TODAY!BRONSONBronson Town Council Meeting – NO Meetings in October e next meeting of the Bronson Town Council will be in November at the Dogan S. Cobb Municipal Building. City Hall – 352/486-2354. Children’s Table Fundraiser BBQ Rib & Chicken Dinner Oct. 16A BBQ Rib & Chicken Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Oct. 16 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Rib dinners will be $10 and Chicken dinners will be $8. Served with 2 sides and dinner roll Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 15 High 3:08 AM 4.0 7:33 AM Rise 9:44 AM 3 15 Low 9:56 AM 0.0 7:02 PM Set 8:58 PM 15 High 4:14 PM 3.5 15 Low 10:00 PM 1.2 F 16 High 3:36 AM 4.0 7:34 AM Rise 10:37 AM 7 16 Low 10:30 AM 0.1 7:01 PM Set 9:42 PM 16 High 4:53 PM 3.3 16 Low 10:34 PM 1.3 Sa 17 High 4:09 AM 3.9 7:35 AM Rise 11:30 AM 13 17 Low 11:09 AM 0.1 7:00 PM Set 10:29 PM 17 High 5:36 PM 3.2 17 Low 11:12 PM 1.5 Su 18 High 4:46 AM 3.8 7:35 AM Rise 12:22 PM 20 18 Low 11:54 AM 0.2 6:59 PM Set 11:20 PM 18 High 6:29 PM 3.0 18 Low 11:59 PM 1.6 M 19 High 5:33 AM 3.7 7:36 AM Rise 1:13 PM 29 19 Low 12:49 PM 0.4 6:58 PM 19 High 7:36 PM 2.9 Tu 20 Low 1:01 AM 1.7 7:37 AM Set 12:14 AM 39 20 High 6:35 AM 3.5 6:57 PM Rise 2:03 PM 20 Low 1:56 PM 0.5 20 High 8:52 PM 2.9 W 21 Low 2:19 AM 1.7 7:37 AM Set 1:12 AM 49 21 High 7:59 AM 3.3 6:56 PM Rise 2:50 PM 21 Low 3:14 PM 0.6 21 High 10:03 PM 3.0Suwannee River EntranceTh 15 High 3:14 AM 3.5 7:34 AM Rise 9:45 AM 3 15 Low 10:14 AM 0.0 7:03 PM Set 8:59 PM 15 High 4:20 PM 3.1 15 Low 10:18 PM 1.1 F 16 High 3:42 AM 3.5 7:35 AM Rise 10:38 AM 7 16 Low 10:48 AM 0.1 7:02 PM Set 9:42 PM 16 High 4:59 PM 2.9 16 Low 10:52 PM 1.2 Sa 17 High 4:15 AM 3.4 7:35 AM Rise 11:31 AM 13 17 Low 11:27 AM 0.1 7:01 PM Set 10:29 PM 17 High 5:42 PM 2.8 17 Low 11:30 PM 1.4 Su 18 High 4:52 AM 3.3 7:36 AM Rise 12:23 PM 20 18 Low 12:12 PM 0.2 7:00 PM Set 11:20 PM 18 High 6:35 PM 2.6 M 19 Low 12:17 AM 1.5 7:37 AM Rise 1:14 PM 29 19 High 5:39 AM 3.3 6:59 PM 19 Low 1:07 PM 0.4 19 High 7:42 PM 2.6 Tu 20 Low 1:19 AM 1.6 7:37 AM Set 12:14 AM 39 20 High 6:41 AM 3.1 6:58 PM Rise 2:04 PM 20 Low 2:14 PM 0.5 20 High 8:58 PM 2.6 W 21 Low 2:37 AM 1.6 7:38 AM Set 1:13 AM 49 21 High 8:05 AM 2.9 6:57 PM Rise 2:51 PM 21 Low 3:32 PM 0.6 21 High 10:09 PM 2.6Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 1 5 High 3:15 AM 3.6 7:32 AM Rise 9:43 AM 3 15 Low 10:51 AM 0.0 7:01 PM Set 8:58 PM 15 High 4:21 PM 3.2 15 Low 10:55 PM 1.1 F 16 High 3:43 AM 3.6 7:33 AM Rise 10:36 AM 7 16 Low 11:25 AM 0.1 7:00 PM Set 9:41 PM 16 High 5:00 PM 3.0 16 Low 11:29 PM 1.2 Sa 17 High 4:16 AM 3.5 7:33 AM Rise 11:29 AM 13 17 Low 12:04 PM 0.1 6:59 PM Set 10:28 PM 17 High 5:43 PM 2.9 Su 18 Low 12:07 AM 1.4 7:34 AM Rise 12:21 PM 20 18 High 4:53 AM 3.5 6:58 PM Set 11:19 PM 18 Low 12:49 PM 0.2 18 High 6:36 PM 2.7 M 19 Low 12:54 AM 1.5 7:35 AM Rise 1:12 PM 29 19 High 5:40 AM 3.4 6:57 PM 19 Low 1:44 PM 0.4 19 High 7:43 PM 2.6 Tu 20 Low 1:56 AM 1.6 7:35 AM Set 12:13 AM 39 20 High 6:42 AM 3.2 6:56 PM Rise 2:02 PM 20 Low 2:51 PM 0.5 20 High 8:59 PM 2.6 W 21 Low 3:14 AM 1.6 7:36 AM Set 1:11 AM 49 21 High 8:06 AM 3.0 6:55 PM Rise 2:49 PM 21 Low 4:09 PM 0.6 21 High 10:10 PM 2.7Weather Forecast Levy County Community Calendar Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: for your convenience.North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2015 #1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 200.00 225.00 213.75 200-249 lb 235.00 245.00 237.50 250-299 lb 235.00 245.00 240.71 300-349 lb 217.50 235.00 223.41 350-399 lb 197.50 207.50 200.05 400-449 lb 187.50 200.00 191.25 450-499 lb 180.00 195.00 186.18 500-549 lb 162.00 170.00 164.10 550-599 lb 157.50 164.00 160.79 600-649 lb 154.00 160.00 157.17 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 185.00 200.00 190.57 200-249 lb 195.00 235.00 215.00 250-299 lb 212.50 235.00 227.86 300-349 lb 175.00 217.50 198.41 350-399 lb 160.00 197.50 179.70 400-449 lb 155.00 187.50 178.13 450-499 lb 157.50 180.00 169.95 500-549 lb 150.00 162.00 157.45 550-599 lb 115.00 157.50 144.04 600-649 lb 137.50 154.00 144.83 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 215.00 235.00 225.00 200-249 lb 200.00 200.00 200.00 250-299 lb 200.00 212.50 204.50 300-349 lb 197.50 320.00 220.00 350-399 lb 187.50 200.00 193.21 400-449 lb 177.50 187.50 182.60 450-499 lb 172.50 187.50 177.86 500-549 lb 152.50 158.00 155.17 550-699 lb 148.00 165.00 155.36 600-649 lb 127.50 130.00 129.17 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 200.00 215.00 203.75 200-249 lb 165.00 200.00 185.31 250-299 lb 160.00 200.00 177.50 300-349 lb 177.50 197.50 188.50 350-399 lb 145.00 187.50 178.88 400-449 lb 142.50 177.50 161.78 450-499 lb 142.50 172.50 158.35 500-549 lb 140.00 152.50 146.50 550-599 lb 135.00 148.00 144.57 600-649 lb 80.00 127.50 115.00 COWS 800-1000 lb 73.00 155.00 90.40 1000-1200 lb 73.00 140.00 87.42 1200-1400 lb 74.00 127.50 89.03 1400-1600 lb 77.00 96.00 81.57 1600-1800 lb 75.00 79.00 77.00 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 92.00 99.00 95.50 1200-1400 lb 91.00 100.00 95.33 1400-1600 lb 93.00 103.00 96.86 1600-1800 lb 100.00 101.00 100.50 1800-2000 lb 106.00 111.00 108.00 PAIRS 710.00 1700.00 1250.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 812 Cattle prices continue to hang in a slump as they have done in the past month or so. Maybe we have nally reached a bottom in this market. Let’s be thankfull for what they are still bringing. ings could be a lot worse. e market should start to pick up over the next few months. Earl Olcott topped the slaughter bull market this week with $111.00 bought by FPL Foods. Leon Hasewood sold the top slaughter cow this week at $97.00 bought by Brown Packing. Andy Howard and Blake Hand sold the highest price replacement cows at $155.00 bought by Bellamy Cattle. S & C Farms sold the highest priced pair at $1700.00 bought by Bob Spires. e high price yearling went to Adrian Land at $320.00 sold by Kyle Rowell. 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. We will deliver in the Bronson area. To place an order, or for more information, please call 352/486-6525 to order. Bronson Parks & Rec Events Oct. 17 & Nov. 7Bronson Parks and Recreation will be hosting a football tournament at 8:30 AM on Saturday, Oct. 17 and a soccer tournament at 8:30 AM on Saturday, Nov. 7, according to Director Curtis Stacey. e events will take place at James H. Cobb Park in Bronson.School Board of Levy County Board Meeting Oct. 27e School Board of Levy County Board Meeting will be held on Oct. 27 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.Trunk for Treats Oct. 31e Town of Bronson will be hosting the ‘Trunk for Treats’ event on Sat. Oct. 31 at 6 PM at the James H. Cobb Park on Picnic Street. We will also have a Costume Contest, Best Dressed Trunk, and more. ere will be a Flyer coming soon but get ready for fun.Levy Bee Network Meeting Nov. 12e Levy Bee Network meets at the Bronson Library at 7:00 PM the second ursday of each month. We are a supportive group sharing information and assistance for area beekeepers. Join us!CEDAR KEYCedar Key City Council Meeting Oct. 20e next Cedar Key City Council is Oct. 20 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.CHIEFLANDThe Addams Family Moves In Oct. 16Yes my friends, that creepy, kooky family will take over the Chief eater in Chieand Oct. 16 – Nov. 1. Come snap your ngers and become a part of the Addams family as we laugh ourselves into the grave. Tickets are $12/adult, $10/senior, students and military. Make your reservation now because crypts are lling up fast and you don’t want to be left out in the graveyard alone! For information call 352/493-ARTS or Becky Gill at 352/443-9096.Levy County Republican Club Meeting Oct. 19e Levy County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at the Gathering Table at 116 N. Main Street in Chieand. e meeting starts with food and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come hear from county leaders who will explain what’s happening now and in the future of levy County. Every meeting has informative Republican ideas, information and plans for the future. For more information please visit Meeting RESCHEDULED to Oct. 19e Suwannee Valley Players meet on the second Monday of the month now with the next meeting being Mon., Oct. 19 at 7 PM at the Chief eater at 25 E. Park Street in Chieand. Please join us to discuss current topics with the theatre and upcoming shows. For more information, leave a message at call 352/493-ARTS; or email us at SuwanneeValleyPlayers@; visit our website:; or follow us on Facebook.Chieand Senior Center Hosts a Free Phone Event Oct. 19e Chieand Senior Center will host FTRI Phone Giveaway on Oct. 19 from 9:00Am to 12:00PM. e Chieand Senior Center is located at 305 SW 1st Street, Chieand, behind the Deer Camp Store. FTRI oers a variety of amplied telephones to meet the need of persons with a mild, moderate, or severe hearing loss. For more information call Bernadette Preble 352490-7055.Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Oct. 20e Monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tues., Oct. 20 at 1:30 PM. e meeting will be at the Chieand Senior Center 305 SW 1st Street, in Chieand. If you are unable to attend this month meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday monthly at 1:30 PM. For more information, please call 352/490-7055 ext. 1.Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Volunteer Training Oct. 22Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next General Orientation Class for new Volunteers on urs., Oct. 22, from 10:00 AM Noon at 304 North Main Street in Chieand. is prepares volunteers to assist in our oces, at the rift & Gift Shoppe, at Herry’s Caf and in community outreach work. To assist patients and their families, volunteers will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class, oered separately. For information please call 352/493-1181 (866-642-0962 toll free).Chieand City Commission Meeting Oct. 26e next Chieand City Commission meeting will be on Mon. Oct. 26 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. 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3B CROSS CITYHaven Hospice Fall at Putnam Lodge Oct. 17is event will be held on Oct. 17 at 5:30 PM at the Putnam Lodge Hotel & Spa, located at 15487 NW HWY 19, Cross City. All proceeds from this event benet Haven Hospice’s Unreimbursed patient car, grief support and community education programs throughout the Tri-County Area. For more information please call 352/271-4665 or visit www. City Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Nov. 11e Town of Cross City has scheduled their annual Veterans Day ceremony and parade for Wed. Nov. 11 starting at Evans Square shopping center at 10:30 AM and proceeding north on U.S. Highway 19 to the agpole and memorial outside of the County Administrator’s oce (across from the former Chevrolet dealership). e ceremony’s agenda will include the ag raising, the Pledge of Allegiance, comments by some local ocials, and a featured speaker (to be announced). Any and all veterans ~ of any service branch or conict ~ are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the parade. For any veterans that are unable to, or just might prefer not to, walk the parade route, in-parade transportation will be available. For anyone to march in the parade, they should be a United States veteran of one of its service branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Parade participants should be at Evans Square by 10:00 AM sharp for parade lineup. e parade will begin at 10:30 AM, with the agpole ceremony and program beginning at 11:00. For further information or questions regarding the parade or the ceremony, please contact event coordinator, Town of Cross City Commissioner Tank Lee at GAINESVILLEKanapaha Fall Plant Sale & Orchid Show Oct. 17 & 18Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, inviting visitors to see the facility In addition to viewing the botanical gardens, approximately 50 booth will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. e American Orchid Society’s judged orchid show will coincide with the Fall Plant Sale and will take place inside Kanapaha’s entrance building. Bring cash because most vendors do not accept credit cards. Pets are not allowed at these festivals. Location is: 4700 SW 58th Drive, Gainesville, 32608, o state road 24 (Archer Road), 1.3 miles west of I-75 (exit 384). For more information about the orchid show, contact Christine McGraw at mcgrawcf@gmail.comSquare Dancing Lessons Oct. 20How about some really fun, low-impact exercise to get you o the couch? Come try square dancing. Lessons begin on Tues., Oct. 20, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Westside Park Recreation Building, 1001 NW 34 St., Gainesville. e rst two classes are free. After that, $5. Casual attire. Bring your friends. Children age 8 and up welcome. Refreshments served. For more information, phone Susie 352-283-1296. (Lessons will also be given in Williston at the Ornan Masonic Lodge, 250 NE 6th Blvd, Williston, on Friday nights, starting Oct. 23, 6:30-7:30.)OCALACollege of Central Florida S.T.E.A.M. into the Future Event Oct. 21is event, S.T.E.A.M. into the Future: Exploring elds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, will be held on Wed., Oct. 21, from 10:00AM-3:00PM. is event will be held in the Ewers Century Center, located at, 3001 SW College Rd., Ocala. We will have keynote speakers from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), City of Ocala IT Department, a retired National Security Agency(NSA) expert, and an engineer from GE’s Aviation department. We will have two keynote speakers, a panel discussion on S.T.E.M. topics, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. We are inviting high school students, parents, the community at large, guidance counselors, and college students. For more information please call 352/873-5855.OTTER CREEKOtter Creek Town Council Meeting Oct. 19e Otter Creek Town Council conducts their regular meetings on the third Monday of the month. e next meeting is Mon., Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. For more information please call 352/486-4766.OTTER SPRINGSLocal AARP Chapter # 2133 Meeting Oct. 20e monthly meeting of Local Chapter # 2133 will be held Tues., Oct. 20, in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 A.M. Come, join us and shine, having a time of community caring and sharing. At these meetings you will receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many volunteer options, have a great lunch, enjoy good fellowship, become involved and maybe even win one of the many door prizes. For more information please call 352/463-1889.WILLISTON1st Annual Operation Clean Up Williston Oct. 24e City of Williston will be hosting their 1st Annual ‘Operation Clean Up Williston’ event from 8 AM to 12 PM on Sat. Oct. 24, 2015. If you have some spare time or would just like to help out in the community, there are several ways to get involved. For more information please contact Latricia or Fran at City Hall at 352/528-3060.Manufacturing and More’ Job Fair in Williston Oct. 15CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold three job fairs this month on the same day, each featuring employers hiring in industries key to the three-county area. e “Manufacturing and More” job fairs take place Oct. 15, with a dierent event planned for each county: • Levy County’s job fair will be from 1-4 p.m. at the Williston Women’s Club, 1049 NE Sixth Blvd., (Highway 121 North), in Williston. Information and registration instructions are available on the calendar at or by calling 800-434-JOBS, ext. 2260.Williston City Council Meeting Oct. 20e next regular City Council meeting is Tues., Oct. 20 at 7 PM in the Williston City Council Room. City Hall is at 50 NW Main Street, Williston, for more information please call 352/5283060. 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.LCSF Beast Feast Slated for Oct. 24e sixth annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast is happening on Saturday, October 24 at 6:00 PM at the Etheridge Cracker House in Williston. is annual fundraiser event features an array of great food from sh chowder to “yard bird on a stick” prepared and served by cooks from local businesses in a casual, picnic setting. e evening will include door prizes and a live auction. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 8-17 years going on sale September 21. Proceeds from the event go to programs promoting student learning, eective teaching and scholarships for Levy County students. For more information, please e-mail lcsf@levy.k12..usYANKEETOWN-INGLISFriends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve EventsFriends will be participating at the ree Sisters Springs National Wildlife Refuge Day in Crystal River on Sat. Oct. 17, and the South Levy Marketplace at Inglis Central Park (adjacent to Inglis Town Hall) Sat. Oct. 24. Our annual Withlacoochee River Rubber Duck Race takes place on Sun. Nov. 22, during the Yankeetown Seafood Festival. is is our major fundraiser of the year, with all proceeds going to maintain and develop the Preserve. Inglis Council Meeting Nov. 3e Town of Inglis’ next regular Commission meeting will be on Nov. 3 at 5:30 PM in the Commission Room. City Hall, 135 Hwy. 40 West, Inglis – 352/447-2203. Meetings are held the rst Tuesday of each month.Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club Bingo All Bingo fanatics can rejoice, non-smoking ursday Night Bingo at the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club at 7 PM with doors open to the public at 6 PM. Cards for $1 each and some of the best food and homemade desserts from the kitchen. Bring in two (2) non-perishable items for Yankeetown School and you’ll receive a free Early Bird Special. Here’s what they need; individual cereal and juice boxes, instant oatmeal, bowls, spoons. All proceeds from Bingo go to fund scholarships for local studentsYankeetown Inglis Woman’s Club Thrift Shop e clean, freshly decorated Second To None rift Shoppe is located behind the Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club on 56th Street in Yankeetown, hours are: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM-2 PM and ursday 5 PM-7 PM before Bingo. All proceeds are given back to the community and unsold items are donated to Yankeetown School and the Sheri’s Youth Ranch.Around the Nature Coast Community Calendar continued from page 2B Fundraiser to support Florida Sheris Youth RanchesBasic Pistol Class Hosted By the Levy County Sheri's Oce Will qualify for Florida Concealed Weapons License Nov 14, 2015 @ 8 AM Levy County Sheri's Oce Classroom 9150 NE 80th Ave., Bronson, Fl 32621 $65 online price $75 day of event Sign up and pay on line at Register oine by calling 352/486-5111 or email Lunch will be provided and additional donations will be accepted is year’s Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was sponsored by the Guardian Foundation Inc. and was held in Gainesville to recognize our Guardian ad Litem Volunteers in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. is is our 35th Anniversary of the Guardian ad Litem Program. We are proud of our Volunteers who advocate for abused and abandoned children involved in the Dependency court process. Seven of our thirty GAL Volunteers who work in Levy/Gilchrist Counties are pictured here. e Circuit-Wide Volunteer of the Year is Susan Rosenthal from Levy County. We are very proud of our family of Volunteers in Gilchrist/Levy Counties. ey do extraordinary work with the children in our community. If you are interested in volunteering to speak up for children in your community please call the Chieand GAL oce 352/4936051 and speak to Jenni or Michael.From left to right front row: Deborah Goad, Suzanne Mower, Susan Rosenthal, Lisa Parrino, Jennifer Whiting, and Angela Armstrong (Circuit Director of the Guardian ad Litem Program in the 8th Judicial Circuit). From left to right back row: Michael Whiting (Child Advocate Manager II), Mandy Harrell (Guardian ad Litem Attorney), Alan Abramowitz (Executive Director Statewide Guardian ad Litem Oce), Sarah McIntosh, and Paul Crawford (Regional Director). Photo courtesy of Thornton Photography.Guardian ad Litem Volunteers Celebrated at Appreciation Dinner Levy County BoCC Oct. 20e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Oct. 20 at 9 AM in the meeting room in the courthouse located at 355 S. Court Street in Bronson. e BoCC meets on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday of the month and again in two weeks.Levy County Cattlemen & Landowners Assoc. Meeting Oct. 22e Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its Fall Membership Meeting on urs. Oct. 2at 7 PM at the Whitehurst Lodge, 9820 SW CR 346, Archer, FL 32618. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. If you would like additional information call the Levy County Extension Oce (352/486-5131) or Devin Whitehurst (352/528-4724).Marion County Literacy Council’s 2nd Annual Team Scrabble Event on Oct. 29Team Scrabble -the fun event in which teams of 8 compete against each other -will be held for the second year by the Marion County Literacy Council (MCLC) on urs. evening, Oct. 29 from 6-8:30 PM at the Country Club of Ocala, 6823 SE 12th Circle, Ocala 34480. It’s not too late to sponsor a team of 8 or to purchase an individual ticket, contact Summer Gill at 352/690-7323 or by Mon., Oct. 26.Candidate University at Elections Oce Nov. 19Want to run for oce to make a dierence? Learn how to be a candidate the right way at the Supervisor of Elections oce, 421 South Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621 on urs. Nov. 19 in either of two sessions: 9 AM to 12 PM – or – 6 PM to 9 PM. is is a three-hour curriculum focused on the fundamentals of becoming and being a candidate. You will be introduced to each step in the process including pre-ling, collecting petitions and qualifying. Campaign pitfalls will also be discussed as well as audits, recounts and contest of elections. At the completion of course, you will receive a certicate. ere is NO cost to attend. Please contact: Jordan Lindsey at 352/486-5163, ext. 7 or email: to register.Cat Food Distribution for CaretakersMany of you rescue and/or are caring for large quantities of cats. Levy Animal Friends just received a few pallets of fresh “Special Kitty Food” and wish to distribute it to people who are caring for 10 or more cats in Levy County, either feral colonies or rescue. Anyone would like to get on the list for these distributions can contact Bob by email: levyanimalfriends@, Facebook message or call 352/286-1980.Do You Have Questions About Medicare?SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Aairs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2016 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. Low Income Medicare beneciaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2016 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs. Bring your Medicare Card, your 2015 Plan card (if any), and all your Prescription drug bottles or a 90 day listing of your prescriptions from your pharmacy. Please call 1-800-262-2243 for a site near you or to be referred to a SHINE volunteer. SHINE will be at: Wed. Oct. 21 1:30 – 3:30 PM Chieand Senior Center Wed. Nov. 4 10:30 AM – Noon Cedar Key Public Library Wed. Nov. 4 1:30-3:30 PM Bronson Public Library Wed. Nov. 4 10:00 AM-Noon Williston Public Library Wed. Nov. 11 10:00 AM-Noon Yankeetown Public Library


4B Church Calendar 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 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 Rising Out of the Miry ClayOnce, when I was a young teen, a line of thunderheads came through and belched enough rain on my street to oat a Buick. Before the tornado sirens could wind down, my best friend Ray was at my stoop ranting about some six foot wall of rushing water he’d seen in the local drainage ditch. Apparently it’d thrown his epinephrine levels into a tizzy. I could tell he had one of his crazy plans brewing. Knowing Ray, he wouldn’t be dissuaded. It didn’t matter that the peak water sports season was long past, it being nigh onto February and all. We snuck out and hit the streets under the cover of the barking thunder. e poor gutters gurgled and gulped what little they could before sending the rest rippling on down the street. We splashed along shivering in the cold, cringing with each new ash of lightning. Something was telling me I shouldn’t be listening to Ray again, even before I heard the roar of the muddy torrent ahead. One look at that overwhelmed concrete canal justied all my apprehension. My well-honed macho exterior imploded into its gooey center. “I ain’t for playing no frozen Tidy Bowl man!” I quipped from between clattering teeth. “What’s wrong,” Ray retorted, “You scared?” With that I bristled. He and I both knew those were ghting words in our neck of the woods. I was about to open up a can and x him a knuckle sandwich when thankfully, for one of us, he changed the subject. Rattling o his idea, he nished by nodding towards a big log swirling around in a little eddy near a bridge pylon. “Alright Duck lip,” I jabbed back, “How are we going to get under that bridge with the waves scung its underside and all?” “e shear speed of the rushing water will pop us right on out the backside dummy,” he reasoned, adding under his breath, “One way or another.” I hoped he was right, because it was on now. I wasn’t going to have anybody calling me a chicken. We scaled the chain link fence, and on the count of three, leapt onto the log. ere was a splash and two loud gasps as we each contemplated the biting chill of that frothing water. Ray kicked us free of the swirl and immediately we were whisk underneath the bridge and spit out on the other side, just like he’d predicted! We zipped on down that concrete tube at breakneck speed for miles, ducking one overpass after another. ere were brief stints we might have actually enjoyed ourselves, if our legs wouldn’t have been so painfully numb. All hopes of that suddenly ended when the concrete unceremoniously ended. We were ushed out into a deep mud pit, spun around backwards, and eased o into a creek where wild undergrowth lined the ragged shores. By now the afternoon had grown increasingly dim. I could barely make out the soiled diaper that oated up against my neck, or the old tires and other assorted items strewn along the spooky banks. Everything seemed to be eerily veiled in dark shadows. Ray’s eyes bugged as a rusty old washing machine bobbed by. Soon our feet began to scrape the miry bottom and somehow we crawled out onto the bank, where we lay shivering for long minutes waiting for the feeling to return to our legs. Fueled by a strong desire to one day see our fourteenth birthdays, we hacked through the dense brush and clawed up the muddy levee. A quiet little neighborhood loomed above, oblivious to idiots in their midst. I didn’t know where we were, but it had to be better than where we’d just been. Ray forced his trademark grin, but I knew deep down he was just as happy as me to be alive. Maybe you’ve made some bad decisions too; taken some Duck lipped advice and leapt o into a ditch in your life? Maybe you’re feeling helpless and cold, oating through the valley of the shadow of death, spiraling out of control into an ever increasing darkness? I want to encourage you today. ere is a way home. Jesus longs to pull you out of the miry clay and to set your feet upon solid ground. He oers you a warm robe of righteousness. Don’t be content to just grow numb in those cold lthy rags you’ve clothed yourself in. Listen to me. Reach out to Jesus. ( He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings . Psalms 40:2 KJV) But anywayere will always be thunderheads somewhere on the horizon, but if you’ll trust the Lord and be determined to build your house upon the Rock, you’ll stand strong. Ray was right about some things. Each of us will be spit out the backside of this bridge called life, one way or another. I hope when your day comes you’ll nd yourself in an eternally nice neighborhood. Guy Sheeld TRASIE D. PINSONTrasie D. Pinson of Chieand, Florida died at the age of 82 on Monday, September 21, 2015. Mr. Pinson was born in Archer, Fla. and was retired. Mr. Pinson was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Lee Eddy Pinson and his brother, Lamar F. Pinson. He is survived by his daughter, Elaine (Randy) Fields; a grandson, Matthew (Kacie) Stanley; and two grandchildren, Byren and Claire. A memorial will be held on October 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Knau Funeral Home Chapel in Chieand, 715 W. Park Ave, Chieand, FL 32626; 352/493-4777. MARK ALLEN EZZELLMark Allen Ezzell of Williston, Florida died at the age of 46 on October 6, 2015 due to injuries from a car accident. He loved shing and being with family and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Albert Ezzell, and mother, Susan Ezzell; brother, Ricky Ezzell; great nephew, Stuart Bishop. He is survived by his sister, Betty Sue (Kenny) Crosby; brother, Stacy (Vivian) Morgan; nieces: Betty Ann (Ronald “Bear”) Hazel, B.J. (Jonathan) Bishop, Wanda Boyd, Samantha (Earl) Vertamen; other nieces and nephews; 12 great nieces and nephews and 9 great-great nieces and nephews. A Memorial will be held at a later date. For information call 352/486-5055.GARRETT M. PLATT, JR.Garrett M. Platt, Jr. of Williston, Florida passed away at the age of 90 on October 6, 2015. Mr. Platt was born in Stamford, New York, but had lived the last 24 years here in Levy County after moving here from New York. Mr. Platt served in the US Navy during World War II and received the American eater Medal, Asiatic Pacic 8 Star Medal, Philippine Liberation 2 Star Medal, and the Victory Medal. Mr. Platt was a member of the American Legion in Delhi, NY and was of the Baptist faith. In his spare time Mr. Platt enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, music especially guitars and harmonicas, hunting and shing, but above all, his top priority was family. Mr. Platt is survived by his wife, Marion Platt; his daughters: Deborah Cook, Lorri (Earl) Wentz, Christina Smith and Kimberly (William) Crunden; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held for Mr. Platt at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2015 in the rfntb rfntbrnf Dr. Greg Douglas, Senior Pastor Pastor Emanuel Harris, Worship/Children’s PastorSunday Services: Sunday School .......................................................................... 9:15 a.m. Worship Service .................................................................... 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Night Services: Kids Konnection, Youth and Bible Studies ............................ 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting ........................................................................ 6:45 p.m. ~ Nursery provided for all services ~ ObituariesFirst Baptist Church of Bronson Fall Festival Oct. 24e First Baptist Church of Bronson will be the place for a Fall Festival on Oct. 24 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the church. ere will be Live Music, Face Painting, Door Prize drawings, Carnival Games, Hay Rides, Bounce Houses and a Dunkin’ Booth. And if you are hungry not only will free food like hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and snow cones be part of the fun but you can ll up on sweets at the Pie Eating Contest and win a prize – if you sign up no later than 2 PM. Get into Fall on Oct. 24 at South Court Street and Alt. 27 in Bronson.Annual Fall Festival at Morriston Baptist Church – Sat., Oct. 24Morriston Baptist Church will hold its annual communitywide Fall Festival and Fish Fry on Sat. Oct. 24 beginning at 3 p.m. with a “trunk or treat” and new carnival games such as pumpkin ring toss, golf, bowling and shooting gallery. Traditional favorites such as the bounce house, face painting and the always popular cake walk will also be held. Pastor Keith Stewart says, “We are striving to give folks of all ages a lot of new choices for their Christian walk. We hope folks will stop by the Fall Festival for some food and fun, plus learn more about what our church has to oer.” Morriston Baptist Church is located on Highway 41, seven miles south of Williston. Look for the new church campus just north of the Highway 41 and CR 326/323 intersection. For more info, call 352/528-4080 or visit the website at www. Fellowship Fall Festival Oct. 24Resurrection Fellowship will be hosting a Fall Festival on Sat. Oct. 24 from 12:00 4:00 PM. Activities will include a Bounce House, Fishing Pond, Cake Walk, and much more.... A Chili Cooko is open for entry with exciting prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. We will also be serving Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Boiled Peanuts. Everyone is invited to join us for this community event which is free to the public. e church is located between Bronson and Chieand, just 2 miles o of Hwy 27 on county road 339A (Breezy Acres Campground Road). For information contact Pastor Janice Sloan at 352/362-1943.Holy Family Catholic Church Fish Dinner Nov. 13Fish Dinner returns on Fri. Nov. 13 from 5 PM to 7 PM. Fish, French fries, hushpuppies, drinks, dessert and a choice of two: baked beans, coleslaw, or grits. Adults $7; smaller Senior Meal $6; children $4 (under 12). Take-out orders welcome. Lite Lunch invites the community to share a lite lunch on Wed. Oct. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. in our Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge or obligation of any kind. Zumba on ursdays at 6:30 p.m. Angel House rift Store Angel House is open Fri. and Sat. from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every weekend. Yard Sale: Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Spots available for sellers Holy Family is located at 17353 NE Hwy. 27 Alt, 3 miles from Williston; 352/528-2893.continued to page 5B rfntbt r rr rHoly Family Catholic Church Knauff Funeral Homesrfnntbr nbffnfnfn nnrnrfrnfrfrnttb tttfrfnnrnnr nnfnr fn


5B Knau Funeral Home Chapel in Williston, Fla. with Pastor Billy Philman ociating. Arrangements were placed under the direction of Knau Funeral Home-Williston, 512 E. Noble Ave., Williston, FL 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at MYRON S. WATSONJune 16, 1950 – October 7, 2015 Myron S. Watson of Chieand, Florida passed away at the age of 65 on October 7, 2015 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties with his family at his side. Mr. Watson was born in Gainesville on June 16, 1950 to Russell and Ida Mae Watson and lived his entire life in Levy County. Myron was a Christian man and member of the Church of Christ in Chieand. Mr. Watson was an Umpire for 30 years, a FFA Alumni Member, a Lifetime Member of the North American Hunting Club. Myron loved the outdoors, especially hunting and shing. e most enjoyment in life was his hunting, shing and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ida Mae Watson and a son Jon Ryan Watson. Mr. Watson is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dianne Watson of Chieand; his children, Shane and Angie Watson, Ryan and Kristi Watson, all of Chieand; his sisters, Prentice ( Jack) Spann of Trenton, Jeanette Murray of Jacksonville; a brother Galen (Donna) Watson of Trenton; his grandchildren, Kaleb and Kendall Watson, Mylee Ward, and several nephews and nieces. A visitation took place on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. and the Funeral Service was at the Church of Christ in Chieand on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11 AM with Brother Al Sandlin and Tommy Andrews ociating. Following the services, the family met at the Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties Community Center. Burial was private at Chieand Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties. Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Watson Family and condolences can be made at our website www.langfordrogers.comDOROTHY ASBELL HARDEEOctober 9, 1922 – October 8, 2015 Dorothy Asbell Hardee of Bronson, Florida passed away at the age of 92 on October 8, 2015. She was one day from turning 93. Dorothy was born on October 9, 1922 in Trenton to George and Alma Asbell. Dorothy married John Early Hardee and they raised their family in Levy County. Dorothy was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Chieand. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, owers and making a lot of quilts. Her family and church gave her the most enjoyment in life. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Sherry Ann Banda of Bronson and Barbara Jean (Lewie) Fugate of Williston; her son, John “Wayne” ( Elisa) Hardee of Bronson; one sister, Donnette Robinson of Bronson; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Chieand, and burial followed at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chieand, FL 32626; 352/493-0050. ANDREW PEARSONOctober 14, 1993 – October 9, 2015 Andrew “Andy” Pearson of Cedar Key, Florida passed away at the age of 21 on October 9, 2015 from injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Andy was born on October 14, 1993 in Gainesville, Fla., and had recently moved to Cedar Key from Chieand. His goals were to join the US Military. He always wanted to be a reghter and he volunteered for the Chieand Fire Services. Andy was passionate about his grandmother, who recently passed away, and his fellow brothers and sisters of the Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating, being an artist who loved to draw re trucks and engines. He enjoyed the “Florida Gators,” loved animals and his family brought the most enjoyment to his life. Andy is survived by his mother, Tammy Kerr of Canon City, Colorado; stepdad, Chris Kerr of Crestview, Fla.; his father, Robin Russell of Gainesville; two sisters, Destanie Heslar of Canon City, Colo. and Olivia Arce of Sarasota; a niece, De’Launie and a nephew, Deodrick, both of Canon City, Colo.; his grandfather, Jimmie Sansbury of Canon City, Colo.; a great-grandmother, Bessie Henry of Navarre, Fla.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Visitation will be on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5 – 6:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service will follow at 6:00 p.m. at Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements under the care of Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home, 1301 N. Young Blvd. Chieand, Florida; 352/493-0050.CHARLES ALAN KELLYSeptember 14, 1954 – October 11, 2015 Charles Alan Kelly, “Charlie,” was born September 14, 1954 in Tampa, Florida. He died October 11, 2015 following a massive heart attack. Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Ann Marie Hodge Sellars and grandmother, Irine Pearl Hodge, both of Tampa and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his siblings, James, “Pee Wee,” Kelly and Colin Kelly of Chieand; a sister, Donna Kelly Skalnik of Tampa; an uncle, Royce Carlyne Hodge of Tampa and St. George Island; and Heather and Rochelle, adopted daughters and two grandchildren of Pennsylvania. He attended P.R. Robinson High School in South Tampa. Charlie will best be remembered as a person who loved to ride motorcycles. He was associated with friends in Wesley Chapel who rode most weekends. He was aliated with Born To Ride and many of his rides were “fundraisers” for persons with disabilities or other needs, including veterans. It is estimated that he rode in no less than 200 biking benets and that hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised by these events. Charlie rst worked as a framer and builder. He, for many years, was the owner and operator of the Charlie Kelly Feed and Tack Store. Some friends will remember him as the “Mayor” of Wesley Chapel. Most recently he assisted in nding live music for a variety of establishments and events. People will always describe Charlie as kind, sweet, hardworking and lots of fun. His siblings will forever think of him as a very special brother and will miss him more than words can say. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Knau Funeral Home in Williston, Florida with a visitation and viewing preceding at 10:00 a.m.. Burial will be in the Hickory Springs Cemetery in Romeo, Florida Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 512 E Noble Ave, Williston, FL, 32696; 352/528-3481. Please sign the guestbook at Obituaries continued from page 4B Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Homerfntbbrb One hundred and forty-four golfers assembled for the Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic on September 24, raising more than $37,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. is year’s record-breaking contribution to the Children's Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital brings the Classic’s total contributions for Children's Miracle Network to more than $513,000 over 21 years. is is all made possible by participating golf teams, generous sponsors, and volunteers who organize the event. Winning golf teams and individuals for the 2015 tournament: • 1st place low gross – Jo-Jo Knau, Anne Suggs, Brandt Frenchman and Rob Horco • 2nd place low gross – Daniel Everett, Don Everett, Jr., Jaime Boland and Jay Walton • 1st place low net – Korey Griner, Sam Cone, Bryan Croushore and Austen Roberts • 2nd place low net – Eric Handley, Travis Davidson, Ryan Pavlik and Jim Zonwalt • Longest drive – Kenny Reese • Longest putt – Shell Lorenzen at 7’1” For more information on Log-A-Load for Kids, please visit: . Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic Raises $37,900 By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterPeople who plan to run for public oce next year or want to bone up on the latest election regulations can attend the Candidates University on Nov. 19 at the Levy County elections oce. Most of the people who attend have an interest in running for county level public oces. Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said eight people have signed up to attend one of the two, three hour sessions including Williston City Councilman Matt Brooks, Leo Myers, Rhiannon Castle, Sheri Bobby McCallum, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Je Edison, School Board member Chris Cowart, School Board member Paige Brookins and Tax Collector Linda Fugate. McCallum Cowart, Brookins and Fugate are up for re-election. Edison ran for the superintendent’s oce previously. is Journal reporter will also attend, having decided to cover the meeting to see what is taught and who has an interest in running for public oce. e prospective candidates are preparing for the 2016 election. e two sessions on Nov. 19 are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6-9 p.m. e sessions are free. Jones said there have been changes in election regulations. One example is campaign contributions. In 2012, the last time Jones ran, contributors were limited to $500. Now they can contribute $1,000. Campaign contributions must be reported monthly now, rather than quarterly as before. When the election draws near, candidates must report contributions weekly. e big races in 2016 will be the presidency on the national level, but at the local level, the terms of three county commissioners and three school board members will be up for grabs. e terms of County Commissioners John Meeks, Danny Stevens and Mike Joyner will expire next year. e terms of School Board members Paige Brookins, Chris Cowart and the board’s newest member, Brad Etheridge, will expire next year. None have announced whether they intend to seek re-election. Candidates are not required to attend Candidates University to run for public oce. One thing hasn’t changed. County candidates who don’t want to pay the qualifying fee must obtain 259 signatures from registered voters to avoid paying the qualifying fee. e usual routine is for candidates to hand out registration cards and allow voters to ll them out. Jones said the Candidates University is her idea. It isn’t done in other parts of the state, but she believes it serves a useful purpose by informing candidates of the rules, regulations and procedures they must follow when running for public oce.Elections Oce Hosting Candidates University in November By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterWilliston City Council members on Oct. 6 approved Fred Fox Enterprises as the consultant that will administer a $50,000 state grant to build a playground at Cornelius Williams Park. e grant consultant will be paid $5,000 out of the grant for administration services. e city could have opted to administer the grant using its own sta professionals, but Fred Fox Enterprises has considerable expertise and experience in administering state grants. Construction of the playground will be phase III of improvements to Cornelius Williams Park. In other business:• e council authorized Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow to purchase two new Dodge Charger patrol cars with a police package from Butler Chrysler Dodge, Beaufort, S.C. for $54,514, which is the state bid price. • Council members approved a lease to Shadow Trailers for 7,500 square feet of space at the Island Freight Building at the Williston City Airport to be used for product research and development and employee training. e company has agreed to make needed improvements to the building in exchange for a sixmonth rent abatement. e city will receive $8,100 in lease revenues the rst year and $16,200 annually for the remaining four years. • e council reappointed Art H. Nussel, Sr., Mathew Marino and Sara T. Venegas to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission. eir terms had expired. Sta has created a public calendar showing when each board member’s term ends. e terms of Marino, Nussell and Venegas will end on Sept. 30, 2017. e terms of planning board members Avis Seabrook, Auguste Zettler and Cara Fortney end on Sept. 30, 2016 and the term of planning board member Debra Jones ends on Sept. 30, 2017. Williston Council Hires Consultant to Administer Park Grant


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8B Penny’sRecipes DIY TIP of the WeekToilet StainsIf you have iron water and problems with rust stains in the toilet sprinkle lemon Kool-Aid around the sides of the bowl and in the water. Let stand for about an hour then brush and ush. e lemon Kool-Aid contains citric acid which oxidizes rust. IT PAYS TO ADVERTISEAnd there’s no better place than the Levy County Journal . Contact us today for advertising rates and monthly specials at advertising@levyjournal. com or call 352-486-2312 JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy CountyCreamy Chicken Piccata cup all-purpose our 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 can (18 oz) Progresso Recipe Starters creamy roasted garlic with chicken stock cooking sauce 3 Tablespoons lemon juice 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley 2 teaspoons McCormick’s Dried Smoked Garlic and Red Pepper mix Cooked pasta Place each chicken breast, smooth side down, between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper; gently pound with at side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. In small shallow dish, mix our with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 2 teaspoons Garlic and Red Pepper mix; dip each chicken breast into our mixture, coating all sides. In 10-inch, or bigger skillet, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over mediumhigh heat. Cook chicken breasts in oil 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, or until brown. In small bowl, mix cooking sauce and lemon juice. Pour sauce mixture over chicken; sprinkle with parsley. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165F). Serve with hot cooked pasta.Strawberry Dream Pie1 pt. Strawberries (if frozen, thawed) 1 pkg. (4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding 1 cup sour cream cup milk 3 cups Cool Whip, divided Strawberry Ice Cream topping (if desired) Combine pudding, sour cream, milk and 2 cups Cool Whip in bowl and beat with wire whisk. Place in refrigerator while preparing crust. You can use either a graham crust, vanilla cookie crust or baked pastry crust. When crust is ready, put all of pie mixture in pie. Top by putting the remaining Cool Whip in a zip lock bag (or decorator bag) and decorate top of pie. Top with strawberries or put 1/3 cup pulsated strawberries in microwave for 10-15 seconds and then drizzle on top of pie and strawberries. Keep in refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours before serving. Place remainder back in refrigerator. Pet of the Weekese two black cat brothers are waiting for a new and deserving fresh start in a home together or separate. ey have been waiting for a month and hoping once you see them you won’t be able to resist taking them home. At eight months of age they look forward to celebrating their rst birthday in their new home. ‘Blackson’ and ‘Paws’ won’t mind if you give them new names to go with their forever home. Let these aectionate and lovable, shiny and slinky black cats put a ‘WOW MEOW’! in your life. Hip Hop Black Cat By Barbara Snow Hey hey furry friends What’s up with that? A room, a showcase For all things bb bb Black Cat Are you stylin’, or at play Do you party all day? Slinky, shiny, silky What have you got to say? Licorice, Jelly Bean, Ebony, Jet If I take you with me, what will I get? Come to the window, I may take you home A family to love you – you’ll never be alone I promise to treasure you You can give me your trust All your needs will be met I know that’s a must So come on over, Black Cat with jewel eyes Let’s ‘Meet and Greet’ between us no surprise Your forever home is waiting show me what you’re about Happy is today you catch the last ight out. To nd your new family member visit: Levy County Animal Services 12055 NE 69th Lane Bronson, FL 32621 Adoption Hours Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM Adoption Fee*: Dogs: Male $40; Female $55 Cats: Male $25; Female $40 *Included in Adoption Fee – Spay or Neuter; Microchip and a Rabies vaccine. is update is provided courtesy of U.S. WAR DOGS ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 2, Barbara Snow. Across1. Drifts 6. Charge 10. Medical advice, often 14. Open, as a bottle 15. Clickable image 16. Ashtabula’s lake 17. “___ go!” (informal) 18. “Cool!” 19. “Fudge!” 20. Questions a witness 23. Yogi’s language 25. Jazz star, Karl ___ 26. Skeleton’s medieval dance (2 wds) 30. Addition 31. Canon competitor 32. Hillsides 36. Boring 38. Denite shape and volume 40. 1984 Peace Nobelist 41. Eiel ___ 43. Abundance 45. Doublemint, e.g. 46. Skill in selling 49. Spit 52. Athletic events 53. Author’s hand pain (2 wds) 57. “I had no ___!” 58. Open valley 59. Symptomatic of a rash 63. Bridge, in Bretagne 64. 20-20, e.g. 65. Like “e X-Files” 66. European language 67. Plundered 68. Eye sores 1. Persian, e.g. 2. A Beatle bride 3. Appear 4. First canonical hour 5. Elastic synthetic fabric 6. D.C. al ___ (musical direction) 7. Maple genus 8. Big laugh 9. Inter 10. Signal indicating imminent danger (2 wds) 11. A Muse 12. Femme fatale 13. Perfect, e.g. 21. Multiplied by 22. Vestments, e.g. 23. A call to incite dogs in hunting 24. Acquired relative (hyph.) 26. Balance sheet item 27. Got up from kneeling 28. Young male horses 29. Adage 33. Cipher 34. Small, ornamental ladies’ bags 35. Cesspool 37. Pause in uncertainty 39. Excitement 42. 90’s party 44. Foes 47. Storage spot 48. Beethoven work in E at 49. Filch 50. Eagerness 51. Encumbrances 54. Bank 55. Musical sign 56. Cost of living? 60. Bawl 61. Get a move on 62. “Absolutely!” Crossword Puzzle Downe answers for this week’s crossword puzzle are on page 7A. Country Music Festival and Mud Bog Truck Race at Bronson Speedway Oct. 16-17Be at Bronson Speedway on October 16-17 for the Country Music Festival and Mud Bog Truck Race, sponsored by 2 Brothers and a Truck Moving Company. Five Country Music Bands over two days.Friday night lineup – Cadillac Blue and Soul Circus Cowboys. Saturday line up – Women of Country, Jessica Lynn McNear and Jason Aldean Tribute Band. Camping available for one price for the whole weekend, Motorhomes and Campers – $25.00 and Tents – $15.00. Tickets are available for sale NOW; Advanced Ticket prices: $30.00 for one day $45.00 for both days. At the gate while they last – $35.00 for one day and $55.00 for both days. For your entertainment: Magicians, Food Trucks, Vendor Booths, Bounce House, Mechanical Bull and much more. Saturday night after last band – e Mud Bog Truck Race with SotaBoyz racing team competing with their 1650 HP truck. Two divisions, Modied $100 entry with $2000 purse, and Stock division $10 Entry with purse to be determined. Tickets can be purchased locally at Bronson Speedway in Archer, Ma & Pa’s in Trenton, Save a Lot in Archer, Jams in Newberry and Frozen Berry in Newberry. e two charities benetting from the event are Williston Animal Group and Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Visit our website at – or call TTown Concerts at 352/472-4995 – or email: Bob Nichols or Lisa Nichols at