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Levy County journal

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Levy County journal
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Began May 1, 1928.
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By Terry WittSenior Sta Writere man who hopes to build a $2.5 million RV Resort in Chieand says the customers who could aord to come to the resort “would not be gypsies.” “ey would have disposable income that some of us don’t,” said Hal Lyons. Lyons, interviewed by phone, said the resort would serve 456 RVs. Chieand City Commissioners wanted more time to review the le and postponed a decision on the RV Resort earlier this month. Commissioner Teresa Barron was absent on the day of the hearing and they wanted her present for the vote. e board was concerned that the RV Resort could turn into something less than what Lyons envisions and possibly become an eyesore in the city in the future. Commissioners will resume their discussion of the RV Resort proposal at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Should commissioners decide to approve the rezoning request, they would then meet in a hearing to transmit their decision to the state. Lyons doesn’t own the 45-acre parcel near the intersection of County Roads 320 and 321. e property is owned by Lois Livingston. Livingston asked the city commission to rezone the property to R-2, which is high density residential and would allow an RV Resort. By Terry WittSenior Sta Writere Levy County Department of Public Safety is leaving huge gaps in re protection coverage at the Fowlers Blu Fire Station due to lack of reghters, and there’s no change in sight. A recent public records request led by the Levy County Journal asking for a monthly roster of reghters who worked at the Fowlers Blu station in August and September showed numerous open shifts where no reghter was present. e Journal shared the reghter roster records provided by the Department of Public Safety with a member of the board of directors of the Fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department Association. Cathy Simpkins said it is obvious Fowlers Blu doesn’t have good re coverage. Her examination of the ocial records showed 26 By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterLevy County Commissioners and their sta attempted Tuesday to answer questions regarding current negotiations with the labor union that represents ambulance paramedics and EMTs, but their answers weren’t always in line with the union’s view of things. Resident Renate Cannon asked why the International Association of Fireghters have no new contract after more than a year and why they haven’t received a pay raise in two years. She also told commissioners she thinks the county could aord an 8 percent pay raise for the employees if it’s true the Department of Public Safety has $2 million cash to carry forward available. County Coordinator Freddie Moody said both sides have gone beyond the old contract. He said there will be a second negotiating session. He said two years ago the county put in a step plan to give employees raises in a dierent way than just a at out raise. He added that other employees who have received pay raises in the past two years are represented by the Laborers International Union of North America AFL-CIO Local 630. When they get Concert Promoter Says County Treated Him BadlyBy Terry WittSenior Sta Writere promoter who put together a country music festival and mud bog event at Bronson Speedway last weekend said the Levy County Commission and Public Safety Director David Knowles treated him in such a shabby way that the event lost $50,000 and he won’t be back. “We won’t do anything in Levy County again, not the way the Levy County Commission and the EMS guy in particular (Knowles) treated us,” said Bob Nichols. “I was just so disappointed.” He said the Levy County Sheri’s Oce, on the other hand, was extremely courteous and treated him well. When deputies noticed there weren’t many people at the event they oered to lower the cost for o-duty deputies. Cedar Key Seafood Festival 3A,B Veterans Award 3A Bronson FFA 6A Football 1B Bronson Volleyball 1B Pet of the Week 8Bcontinued to page 2A continued to page 8A continued to page 2A continued to page 5A By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterPastor Carl Carnegie of Vision Christian Academy approached Levy County Commissioners Tuesday for the umpteenth time asking them to build a sidewalk to his school and church in Raleigh, but the answer was the same as before. e county is working on it. Carnegie said he has made identical requests of commissioners over the past two or three years to build a sidewalk for the children and elderly who must walk along a busy highway in trac to reach the church. “ese are people we’re talking about, children and adults,” Carnegie said. Commission Chairman John Meeks agreed to ride to Raleigh during the noon hour Tuesday to take another look at the area where Carnegie says a sidewalk is desperately needed. Meeks said the county commission doesn’t have the funding to build a sidewalk in Raleigh and even if it did, he said he is worried that honoring the request would “open the ood gates” to similar requests by other communities. e county commission chairman, elected in 2012 and up for re-election next year, said he has been trying since he rst took oce to have the state build a sidewalk to Bronson Middle High School and Bronson Elementary School along County Road 32. It hasn’t been constructed. Commission Chairman Pulls Request for $240,000 in Truck PurchasesBy Terry WittSenior Sta WriterLevy County Commission Chairman John Meeks pulled an agenda item Tuesday for the purchase of $240,000 worth of vehicles by the Department of Public Safety, saying he had questions about the four trucks. Public Safety Director David Knowles posted the agenda item and asked for approval to purchase two Ford F-550 chassis from Coggins Ford in Jacksonville for $79,046, one light rescue emergency tactical vehicle for $104,581, and one remounted/reconditioned Pierce mini pumper and squad truck from Emergency Tactical Vehicles in Sanford for $55,517. Regarding the Ford F-550 trucks, Meeks said the county had agreed that Dodge chassis were preferred because they were the best value, but Knowles decided to purchase Fords instead. He said Knowles also wanted to purchase a re truck at a time when Journal stories revealed that he wasn’t able to ll all the shifts at county re houses with reghters. “Do we have a need for a re truck when the reghters are not there?” Meeks asked. “We really need to think long and hard about whether we need this.” Meeks said the county commission had pressured every department head to cut costs and stay within their budgets two months ago as they developed the budget, but Knowles comes forward now with a request to purchase four vehicles. One of the vehicles Knowles wants to purchase would replace what he calls a battalion truck. Meeks said the new vehicle would be more of a rescue utility truck rather than the long cigar-shaped battalion trucks Knowles uses that force paramedics to pull a long sliding shelf out to reach their gear. Meeks said he didn’t create the Department of Public Safety. It was there when he took oce. He said he did not create the special assessments that pay for the Department of Public Safety. He said EMS and re were once paid out of the general fund. He said he realizes that Knowles had the four trucks in his budget, but he still has questions. He said Knowles told him at least one other commissioner had questions about the proposed purchase and wanted the item pulled from the agenda.Brad Franklin’s swamp buggy did well with its big tires and unusual design. Photo by Terry Witt.Local Resident Questions County about EMS Union Negotiation County’s Fire Protection for Fowlers Blu Full of Holes RV Resort Developer Says Chieand Project Would Attract Clients with Money Raleigh Church Pastor Tells County Sidewalk Desperately Needed continued to page 8A

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2A Jail Media Report from 10/12/2015 to 10/18/2015 ASHFORD, FREDERICK, 65, OF ATLANTA, GA: FAILURE TO APPEAR. BAILEY II, RAY ANTHONY, 22, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF. BARNES, SPENCER THEODORE, 22, OF NEWBERRY, FL: KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED REVOKED; NOT MORE THAN 20 GRAMS. BRANNIN, ALLEN JAMES, 58, OF CROSS CITY, FL: LISTED CHEMICAL WIT MANUFACTURE CNTRL SUBS. CALLIHAN, ANGELA KAYE CARTER, 36, OF INGLIS, FL: FAILURE TO APPEAR. CARTER, CHARLTON LANDO, 40, OF OLD TOWN, FL: SCHEDULE I OR II X 2; DELIV WI 1000FT WORSHIP OR BUSN SCH I OR II; WI 1000FT WORSHIP OR BUSN SCH 1 OR II. CRENSHAW, CRAIG ALAN, 62, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE. HODGE, SHON WAYNE, 28, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE; OCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED; BY SUDDEN SNATCHING WO FIREARM OR WEAPON. KIRKLAND, MARVIN R, 44, OF ARCHER, FL: Levy County Sheri’s Oce Arrest Report Levy County’s Most WantedNON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE. LAMB, MARVIN ARLO, 54, OF OLD TOWN, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT. MARIN-AVILA, JAMIE, 33, OF MORRISTON, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE. MAY, JASON, 40, OF WILLISTON, FL: CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; AND OR USE. MOORE, KIRSTEN, 19, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION. MORRISON, JACOB BROCK, 20, OF TRENTON, FL: OVER 200 DOLS UNDER 1000 DOLS; GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS. RISKER, TREY ALLEN, 21, OF MICCO, FL: PROB VIOLATION.MICHAEL SHAUN BOATWRIGHTWILLISTON, FL DUI NO BONDCODEY ALLEN LEECHIEFLAND, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT $2,000ROBIN SESCOKOLD TOWN, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT $1,000AMANDA MARIE SPENCERGAINESVILLE, FL FTA BOND AMOUNT 2,000WILLIAM STRAWN JR.MIDDLEBURG, FL VOP NO BONDSHIRLEY, CHASE, 19, OF MORRISTON, FL: KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED REVOKED.Of Levy County Call 1-877-349-Tips (8477) Federal Oces: President of the United States United States Senator United States Representative, Dist. 3 State Oces: State Attorney Public Defender, Circuit 8 District Oces: State Senator, District 5 State Representative, District 22 County Oces: Clerk of Court Property Appraiser Sheri Supervisor of Elections Tax Collector Board of County Commissioner District. 1, 3, & 5 Superintendent of Schools School Board Districts 2, 3, and 4 PLANNING COMMISSION A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by the Planning Commission on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course of action. The hearing will be held in the Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The Planning Commission is not bound to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting commences. PP 15-01 Croft Land Surveying representing Carol Kearns, for a Preliminary Plat of “West Point Acres”, a residential subdivision located in Section 26, Township 11S, Range 14E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 5.5 acres more or less and is located within a “RR” Rural Residential zone. This subdivision will consist of four (4) one (1) acre residential lots. This parcel is BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS A public hearing on each petition as described below will be conducted by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard during the course of action. The hearing will be held in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, The Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida. The Board of County Commissioners are not bound to consider the petitions in the order listed in this notice. Any of these petitions may be considered as soon as the meeting commences. PP 15-01 Croft Land Surveying representing Carol Kearns, for a Preliminary Plat of “West Point Acres”, a residential subdivision located in Section 26, Township 11S, Range 14E, in Levy County. Said parcel contains 5.5 acres more or less and is located within a “RR” Rural Residential zone. This subdivision will consist of four (4) one (1) acre residential lots. This parcel is Copies of said petition with complete legal descriptions and subsequent staff reports will be available for review at the Levy County For Information call 352486-5203. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard regarding the proposed petitions. Any person requiring reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the County Commissioners 486-5218. Pub.: October 22, 29, 2015 PP 15 01 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PRESENTATION: REIMAGING THE FORM OF RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN RESPONSE TO SEA LEVEL RISE Please join the Levy County Planning Commission, at its regularly scheduled meeting on: November 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Levy County Courthouse, 355 South Court Street, Bronson, Florida Grant. Pub.: October 22, 2015 2016 Oces Up for ElectionCounty’s Fire Protection for Fowlers Blu Full of Holes continued from page 1A shifts in August were not covered by the Fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department; 26 shifts were covered by 1 reghter; and 18 shifts were covered by two reghters. Her numbers referred to day and night shifts combined. In September, she said 32 shifts were not covered, 23 were covered by 1 reghter, ve shifts were covered by two reghters and two shifts were covered by three reghters. “ere should always be two people on a shift. It’s not happening,” she said. “Now that the county has taken over, we have better coverage than we were as a volunteer group, but it’s not what they promised.” Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles promised two reghters for the day shift and volunteers to help cover nights. e community of Fowlers Blu must depend on Chieand Fire Rescue, and sometimes Cedar Key Fire Rescue to respond to res through a mutual aid agreement with the county. Chieand and Cedar Key aren’t reimbursed for mutual aid calls, but each city receives a at lump sum payment from the county commission through its re tax. Knowles, in an Oct. 1 letter explaining why the Fowlers Blu Volunteer Fire Department failed to respond to two major crashes on Aug. 17 and Sept. 20 along County Road 330, said “there was no one available to provide coverage at LCDPS Station 6 (Fowlers Blu). e next closest station was dispatched. e next closest station was Chieand. One of the crashes involved a trac fatality. e other was a plane crash o CR 330. In the letter, Knowles said DPS attempts to have a minimum of one reghter assigned to each county re station for a 12 hour shift from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but due to the county’s rural setting and its elderly population, “the desired coverage is not always possible.” “We have mutual and automatic aid agreements with surrounding departments to help overcome these circumstances,” Knowles wrote. Simpkins said she is aware that Fowlers Blu has an aging population with few young people who can serve as reghters. When the volunteer re association ran the department she said they would pay young reghters to receive their training, but often they would move away to take full-time paying jobs in other cities after receiving their state certicate. Simpkins said she knows how long it takes for Chieand reghters to drive to Fowlers Blu even at high speeds. She said it’s a long drive and it takes time. She said for now the community will have to accept what they get from the county. “It can be frustrating. We have to make the best of it. It’s all we have now until something changes,” she said.RV Resort Developer Says Chieand Project Would Attract Clients with Money continued from page 1A e zoning would also allow a mobile home park as a permitted use, but Lyons said he has no interest in building a mobile home park. He doesn’t embrace the idea of adding deed restrictions to limit how the land could be used. Commissioners talked about the possibility of deed restrictions, but City Attorney Norm Fugate said the city can’t attach deed restrictions to the zoning. e owner would have to implement deed restrictions. “My personal opinion is adding deed-restrictions is almost un-American,” Lyons said. “Why are you selling it if you still want to control it? Lyons added the real problem is that the city has no design standards for an RV Resort nor does it have a zoning classication for an RV Resort. “I don’t care what the zoning is, I just want to bring an RV Resort,” he said. “I’m kind of caught between a rock and an RV Resort.” Lyons said he doesn’t like RV park models because they are expensive and dicult to resell. One commissioner said it’s not an RV Resort if park models are allowed. Lyons said one of the things he likes about the site is that it would border the new Suwannee River Community Hospital and would be close to the Walmart Supercenter, Walgreens and restaurants. “ese people like to eat out and they can aord to,” he said. Lyons has built four other resorts in Pinellas County, but wanted to get away from the big city. He said if Chieand doesn’t want him to build an RV Resort he will nd a dierent location. He said he doesn’t plan to change his proposal. He said he will stay with the current game plan. I’m not real good at groveling. It just makes you look like a fool,” he said. “I’d rather say little and do much.” 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 County

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3A www.sparrbuilding.comMon-Sat 7am-6pm Sun 10am-4pm 14 $ 99RIVER RUN 21% DOG FOOD$5 OFF!N6278Reg. $19.995 $ 99WET 11% HORSE FEEDN37218Reg. $7.8950 Lb. Bag All S unglo S how Feeds $2 OFF Per Bag ALL SafeChoice Feeds On Sale! CHECK STORE FOR MORE SALE PRICES! 12 $ 89ORIGINAL50 Lb.N1316Reg. $16.89 Come See Our Vendors on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 1206 N. Young Blvd. HWY 19 (Behind BubbaQue’s) 352/493-2022 By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterCedar Key was carpeted with cars on Saturday for the annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival. When weather forecasters correctly predicted blue skies, sunshine and moderate temperatures for the festival, everyone apparently had the same idea. ey drove to Cedar Key to bake in the sunlight and eat the island cuisine. Parking is always challenging at the festival. is year was certainly no exception. ousands of cars parked along every street and in every nook and cranny. Seafood festival ocials were predicting 20,000 people for the event and it appeared the estimates were accurate. e Cedar Key Oysterman’s Association sold 15 gallons of oysters as part of its popular oyster cuisine. ey had to stop selling so they could have something left for Sunday. e Cedar Key Aquaculture Association sold thousands of boiled clams and clam dinners to hungry visitors. Dave Feigin boiled meals of potatoes, sausage and clams. e Cedar Key Lions Club, which puts on the seafood festival, stayed busy selling sweet corn and cold drinks. Although he wasn’t cooking seafood, Levy County Assistant School Superintendent Je Edison ipped hundreds of hamburgers for the county’s Parent Teacher Association. He stayed busy at the grill. Visitors who weren’t hungry for seafood visited arts and crafts vendors along the midway. e Seabreeze Restaurant on the waterfront was so busy that customers were lined up outside waiting to get into the eatery.Cedar Key Awash in Seafood and Sundrenched Visitors The midway of the Cedar Key Seafood Festival was packed with thousands of visitors. There was walking room, but not much. Photo by Terry Witt.continued to page 3B Levy County Veterans Services Director Robert E. Lowyns has been named the County Veteran Service Ocer of the Year by the Florida Department of Veterans Aairs. He is pictured here with his administrative assistant, Julie Rose, accepting a plaque from the Levy County Commission. Photo by Terry Witt.Lowyns Named County Veteran Service Ocer of the Year By Terry WittSenior Sta WriterSupervisor of Elections Tammy Jones won Levy County Commission approval Tuesday to alter precinct boundaries to make it more convenient for voters to reach their polling place on Election Day. Jones said some voters were traveling great distances to vote. She said one family in Otter Creek was forced to drive to Cedar Key to vote. With the changes made to precinct boundaries, the family can vote in Gulf Hammock. e election supervisor said she can’t x everyone’s problem overnight, but she was able to make a number of adjustments that beneted voters. She said she also brought all cities into one polling place except for Bronson. She said Bronson has had two polling places since 2012 and people have become accustomed to the change. Bronson experienced long lines of voters when everyone voted at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building, especially during the four-year elections. Under the current setup, some voters will continue to vote at the Dogan Cobb Building and some at the agricultural extension oce on the other side of town. Williston has been moved into one polling place. Commissioner Mike Joyner said he understood why Jones was making the changes. He said there were people who lived next door to Morriston Baptist Church, a polling place, but had to drive to Williston to vote. e changes to precinct boundaries eliminated that problem. County Irons Out Precinct Boundaries for More ConvenienceSupervisor of Elections Tammy Jones explains changes in precinct boundaries. Photo by Terry Witt.

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4A In recognition of the importance of working forests to our state, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have proclaimed the week of October 18-24, 2015, as “Working Forests Week.” People in this area understand the signicance of Florida’s working forests. We are blessed to live in the heart of our state’s woodlands. Many of our families, like my own, have a rich history and heritage in the forest industry. Many more, again like my own, are proud to be counted in the 80,665 Floridians who work in the industry today. But I think sometimes even we don’t always fully appreciate the extent of the impact of working forests on our economy, our environment and our everyday life. Working forests work for our economy. e University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) recently released economic gures that show that forestry and forest products are the top agricultural commodity and the leading agricultural export. e Florida Forest Service (FFS) reports that forestry has a $16.34 billion impact on the state’s economy. Working forests also work for our environment. From water to wildlife and carbon sequestration to conservation, working forests oer natural solutions to the issues that Florida faces. In a state experiencing constant development, they also oer much-needed green spaces that are not only beautiful but also oer habitat to an amazing diversity of wildlife. Working forests are part of almost everything we do. At last count, more than 5,000 items contained forest products. e assortment of “Goods from the Woods” is very diverse and continues to grow. For example, the materials working forests provide are used to build our homes, print our newspapers, landscape our yards and manufacture our furniture. Forests products are also found in the screens on our cell phones, televisions and computers; in our shampoos and other cosmetics; and in medicines, sports equipment, food and much more! Too many emails these days feature signatures advocating against printing in order to save trees. Working Forests Week is the perfect time to correct the wrong thinking behind that movement. e fact is that the use of paper strengthens the market for wood, which in turn encourages the planting of trees. If you would like to keep Florida forested, please print those emails!Letter to the Editor LEVY PUBLISHING, LLCThe Levy County Journal is published every Thursday by Levy Publishing, LLC 440 S. Court St., Bronson, FL. 32621. Periodicals postage paid at Bronson, FL. (USPS 310-780).POSTMASTER:Send address changes to:Levy County Journal P.O. Box 159 Bronson, FL 32621-0159CONTACT INFORMATION:A.D. Andrews – Publisher Linda Cooper – General Manager Kathy Hilliard – CopyEditor Terry Witt – Senior Staff Writer Christina Cozart – Ad Design/ Graphics/Layout editor@levyjournal.com advertising@levyjournal.com legals@levyjournal.comBronson: (352) 486-2312 Fax: (352) 486-5042Reproduction of the contents of this publication in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher’s liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Deadline for all news and advertising copy deadline is noon Friday. LEVY COUNTY JOURNAL Your Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923continued to page 5A Michele MalkinCreators Syndicatee t nally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. His latest troubles are a stark reminder of the despicable White House role in railroading a vigilant government watchdog who red-agged Johnson’s corruption years ago. Sports fans buzzed last week after ESPN shelved a documentary celebrating Johnson’s eorts to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in his city. e public relations disaster came at the hands of the weekly Sacramento News & Review, which has published damning reports all year long on Johnson’s use of public resources for personal gain -along with sports website Deadspin, which has hammered Johnson over longtime allegations of the athleteturned-Democrat point man’s sleazy nancial dealings and personal perversities. e Sacramento News & Review, which is now being sued by Johnson, detailed how the mayor was using “city sta to screw around in the internal politics of the National Basketball Players Association. And having public employees help wage his power struggle for control of the National Conference of Black Mayors.” Among Deadspin’s damaging scoops: an exclusive interview with accuser Mandi Koba and video of her 1996 police interview in which the then 17-yearold victim graphically described repeated sexual molestation by Johnson, then 29 and a star member of the Phoenix Suns. As I pointed out back in 2011, this alleged predatory behavior with teenage girls seemed to be an ongoing pattern with Johnson. en-federal Inspector General Gerald Walpin of the Corporation for National and Community Service uncovered more instances of “inappropriate contact” between Johnson and three high school students while investigating misuse of nearly $1 million in AmeriCorps program funds at St. Hope Academy of California. Walpin concluded that Johnson (who was ned, but escaped jail time) and his sta: --Used AmeriCorps members to “recruit students for St. HOPE Academy.” --Used AmeriCorps members for political activities in connection with the “Sacramento Board of Education election.” --Assigned grant-funded AmeriCorps members to perform services for Johnson such as “driving [him] to personal appointments, washing [his] car, and running personal errands.” --Improperly used AmeriCorps “members to perform nonAmeriCorps clerical and other services” that “were outside the scope of the grant and therefore were impermissible” for “the benet of St. HOPE.” According to Walpin’s investigation: “Johnson’s attorney, Kevin Hiestand, approached at least one of the (St. HOPE) students describing himself only as ‘a friend of Johnson’s,’ and “’basically asked me to keep quiet.’” She had complained to St. HOPE ocials that Johnson groped her sexually after instructing her to grade papers with him in her apartment. According to her interview with Walpin’s investigators, “about one week later, Kevin Johnson oered her $1,000 a month until the end of the program, which she refused to accept.” Erik Jones, a teacher at St. HOPE, reported to the police that one of his students told him Johnson “started massaging her shoulders and then reached over and touched her breasts.” Another student recounted for investigators how Johnson “kissed her cheek, brushed up against her,” and touched her thigh on various occasions -as well as ipping up her skirt on a St. HOPE-sponsored trip to Harlem. Another St. HOPE ocial, Jacqueline Wong-Hernandez, left Johnson’s nonprot over what she considered a whitewash of the sordid molestation scandal. Michelle Rhee, Johnson’s then-ance (now wife) and former D.C. schools chief, was also a St. HOPE board member at the time. Walpin’s oce found that when she learned of the allegations, Rhee “played the role of a xer, doing ‘damage control’” and vouching for Johnson’s character. e White House, which so ostentatiously crusades against sexual harassment and the War on Women, looked the other way. e Obamas and Johnsons are close pals. Reminder: Johnson donated the maximum individual amount to Obama for America, campaigned across the country for Obama in 2008, and bragged to California media during his mayoral run about his friendship and access to both Barack and Michelle Obama. Instead of cutting ties with the Sacto corruptocrat, the Obama White House showered his city with a new AmeriCorps grant worth more than $650,000. Inspector General Walpin, by contrast, was unceremoniously red and smeared by Team Obama. As Walpin later recounted: “When I declined to repudiate my sta’s work, the guillotine fell: I was summarily telephoned that if I did not resign in one hour, I would be red. And I was, along with my special assistant, John Park.” e White House savaged the veteran watchdog’s mental health and baselessly accused him of political interference. e rst lady then installed her former chief of sta, Jackie Norris, in AmeriCorps’ top management to ensure -in Michelle Obama’s own words -that they remained the program’s “No. 1 cheerleaders.” Never forget: Crooks and cronies of a feather connive and cover up together.Michelle Malkin is author of the new book “Who Built at: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs.” Her email address is malkinblog@gmail.com.COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM OPINION Thomas SowellCreators SyndicateAt the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats’ nomination for president, Hillary Clinton declared that “the wealthy pay too little” in taxes and “the middle class pays too much.” Some people might wish to argue about whether that is true or not, but no rational argument can be made on either side of this issue, because the words used are completely undened. Nor is Hillary Clinton the only one who talks this way. It is one of the many signs of the mindlessness of our times that all sorts of people declare that “the rich” are not paying their “fair share” in taxes, without telling us concretely what they mean by either “the rich” or “fair share.” Whether in politics or in the media, words are increasingly used, not to convey facts or even allegations of facts, but simply to arouse emotions. Undened words are a big handicap in logic, but they are a big plus in politics, where the goal is not clarity but victory -and the votes of gullible people count just as much as the votes of people who have common sense. What a “fair share” of taxes means in practice is simply “more.” No matter how high the tax rate is on people with a given income, you can always raise the tax rate further by saying that they are still not paying their “fair share.” Advocates of higher tax rates can get very specic when they want to. A recent article in the New York Times says that raising the tax rate on the top one percent of income earners to 40 percent would generate “about $157 billion” a year in additional tax revenue for the government. is ignores mountains of evidence, going back for generations, showing that raising tax rates does not automatically mean raising tax revenues -and has often actually led to falling tax revenues. A fantasy expressed in numbers is still a fantasy. When the state of Maryland raised its tax rate on people with incomes of a million dollars a year or more, the number of such people living in Maryland fell from nearly 8,000 to fewer than 6,000. Although it had been projected that the tax revenue collected from such people in Maryland would rise by $106 million, instead these revenues FELL by $257 million. ere was a similar reaction in Oregon and in Britain. Rich people do not simply stand still to be sheared like sheep. ey can either send their money somewhere else or they can leave themselves. Currently, there are trillions of dollars of American money creating jobs overseas, in places where tax rates are lower. It is easy to transfer money electronically from country to country. But it is not nearly so easy for unemployed American workers to transfer themselves to where the jobs have been driven by high tax rates. Conversely, there have been some reductions in high tax rates that brought in more tax revenues at the lower rates. is happened as far back as the Coolidge administration in the 1920s. It also happened in the Kennedy administration in the 1960s, the Reagan administration in the 1980s and most recently in the Bush 43 administration. ere was a similar reaction in Iceland. ere is nothing inevitable about either a higher or a lower amount of tax revenues, whether the tax rate is raised or lowered. e government can only set tax rates. How that will aect the tax revenues actually received depends on how people react, and you can know that only after the fact. Sophisticated projections have often been laughably wrong. Contrary to the way some people on the left conceive of the world, neither rich people nor poor people are inert blocks of wood, to be moved about like pieces on a chess board, to carry out some grand design from on high. Even outright conscations of people’s wealth, including whole industries in some countries, have failed to spread prosperity, and have even led to collapsing economies. But politics is not about what happened in the past. at is left for historians. What politicians are interested in is what they can get the public to believe in the present and to vote on in the future. Plans to “soak the rich,” who are not paying their “fair share,” have worked politically, time and time again -and may well work yet again in the 2016 elections.omas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www.tsowell.com. To nd out more about omas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.COPYRIGHT 2015 CREATORS.COM Politicians’ WordsWorking Forests Work for FloridaThe Comeuppance of Creepy Obama Crony Kevin Johnson

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5A Subscribe!$25 /year in Levy County $30 /year in Florida $35 /year Outside FloridaJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@levyjournal.com Acute After Altered Angry Annoy Banks Believes Blunt Boats Bonus Build Built Colony Debts Displayed Exist French Gasped Going Grant Italian Lawyers Locks Meeting Mining Missile Movie Music Needing Needles Nerve Old-fashioned Reins Riots Scrap Seesaw Smart Smokes Snails Solar Spare Status Supposing Terms Tones Tusks Typical Volume Wrist Word Search For more information about working forests and Working Forests Week, please visit http://www.FloridaForest.org. Lynetta Usher Griner usherlt@bellsouth.net (352) 493-2568Working Forests Work for Florida continued from page 4A Editor’s Note: e following Press Release is from the Social Security Oce of the United States of America. e headline “REALLY?” is from the Journal. e rest is from your government.R E A L L Y ?------------------------------------------------Survivor’s Insurance and the Day of the DeadBy Kay LouderSocial Security District Manager in Gainesville ocee Day of the Dead, which falls on November 1 of each year, celebrates the accomplishments of the deceased with lively festivities including dance, decorations, and food. While the annual holiday may evoke frightful images, it’s actually a commemoration of life. Relatives gather and reminisce about the departed. As the Day of the Dead approaches, let’s honor our loved ones, and remember the importance of Social Security survivors insurance. e loss of a family wage earner can be emotionally and nancially devastating. However, Social Security survivor benets, one of the lesser known of our benet programs, can help secure your family’s nancial future if you die. Did you know the value of the survivors benets you have under Social Security is probably more than the value of your individual life insurance policy? In fact, 98 of every 100 children could get survivor benets if a working parent dies. Additionally, Social Security pays more benets to children than any other federal program. By working and paying Social Security taxes, you’re actually earning credits for survivor benets. ose credits could provide nancial assistance to your surviving spouse, surviving divorced spouse, and unmarried children up to age 19, or at any age if your child became disabled before age 22 and remains disabled. We could also pay benets to your stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, adopted children, and dependent parents. e amount that your survivors receive will depend on your average lifetime earnings. By creating a secure online my Social Security account, at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, you can access your Social Security Statement to check your earnings and obtain a survivors benet estimate. Keep in mind, this service is only oered in English. In the unfortunate event of a family member’s death, please notify Social Security as soon as possible. In most cases, the funeral director will report the death to Social Security. You’ll need to furnish the funeral director with the deceased’s Social Security number so he or she can make the report. If you need to apply for survivor benets, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also contact your local Social Security oce. You don’t need an appointment to le for survivor benets, but if you call ahead and schedule one, it may reduce the time you spend waiting to speak to someone. is year, as you commence your Day of the Dead festivities, take some time and create a my Social Security account online to review your Statement. e best thing you can do for your family is to prepare as much as possible. Remember that Social Security will be here to help you and your survivors. For more information and publications about survivor benets, visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov or visit our Spanish language websites at www.socialsecurity.gov/espanol. The Day of the DeadAccording to WikipediaRepresentations of Catrina, one of the most popular gures of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Observed by: Mexico, and regions with large Hispanic populations Type: Cultural Signicance: Prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died Celebrations: Creation of altars to remember the dead, traditional day of the dead's food Begins: October 31 Ends: November 2 Date: October 31 Frequency: annual Day of the Dead (Spanish: Da de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. e holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. It was moved to October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with the Roman Catholic triduum festival of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day.Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. Frances Ann Day summarizes the three-day celebration, the Day of the Dead: “ On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children's altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. e threeday esta lled with marigolds, the owers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations. ” — Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature Local Resident Questions County about EMS Union Negotiation continued from page 1A a raise other county commission employees also get a raise. However, the IAFF Local 4069, which represents paramedics and reghters, is a dierent union. Other county commission employees have received 8 percent in total pay raises since 2013. Commissioner Danny Stevens said the step plan for the Department of Public Safety, which runs the ambulance service, allows employees to advance in pay if they meet certain training requirements. He said the county pays for the training. Local 4069 President Katy Graves said there is a step plan in the contract that does call for employees to meet training requirements to advance to the next step and earn more pay, but she said the employees are responsible for paying their own way. She said it is costly and time consuming. e county doesn’t pay for the training. As for why the contract expired a year ago without being renegotiated, she said the union met with the county in the fall of 2014 about the contract but could not reach agreement. She said Local 4069 made repeated attempts to schedule a second negotiating session without success. She said they nally met for a second negotiation session on Oct. 7, 2015. By contrast, she said Local 630 doesn’t seem to have any problems negotiating for pay raises. e union represents the road department and parks and recreation. Cannon wondered if the Local 4069 was represented by an attorney. Graves said the union has an attorney, but she said the attorney is “very pricey” and the union couldn’t aord the cost of having him present for the Oct. 7, 2015 negotiation. As for how the county pays for its attorney, Commission Chairman John Meeks conrmed that taxpayers pay the fees of the county’s labor attorney. He said the county has a good labor attorney. Cannon asked what role a federal mediator would play in negotiations. County Attorney Anne Bast Brown said she doesn’t handle those matters and doesn’t know what a federal mediator does. Moody said if the county and the union can’t reach an agreement on the contract and an impasse results, he said the county commission can act as an arbitrator or bring in a federal mediator. He said the federal mediator can make a ruling that is not binding on the county. He said the county commission has the nal decision-making authority on whether the union gets a pay raise. Graves said the process following an impasse would be for the Public Employees Relations Commission to appoint a special magistrate. e union would make a presentation explaining the points on which they agreed or disagreed. If they could nd common ground with the county, the contract could be ratied, but if they still disagreed, the county commission would have nal say. Cannon asked about maintenance issues at county EMS stations. Moody said there is a maintenance issue at the Cedar Key EMS station with settling. e station consists of a mobile home sitting atop pillars. He said the county sent an engineer to the location to assess what was causing the station to settle. e engineer found no sinkhole. “Usually when we are informed of a situation that puts employees in danger we act on it,” Moody said. Graves said the oor of the mobile home has buckled in two places and EMS workers are concerned about their safety. Graves and all the other union leaders work out of the Cedar Key station. e county hasn’t repaired the mobile home. Graves said the union has also found problems at the Fowlers Blu Fire Station where the county installed a portable building inside one of the re bays to house sleeping quarters for reghters. She said the union considers the building-within-a-building a re trap. She said when reghters use the portable building they have only one way out. When they exit the portable building they are still in the re bay.

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6A Oct. 19, 2015 Oct. 20, 2015 Oct. 21, 2015 Oct. 22, 2015 Oct. 23, 2015Popcorn 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 SidekicksOct. 28, 2015 Oct. 29, 2015 Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 1, 2015 Nov. 2, 2015DISTRICT IN-SERVICE No SchoolTomato Sauce w/ Ground Beef Chicken in Alfredo Sauce Penne Rigati Roll Broccoli Corn Craisins, strawberry Applesauce Ham & Cheese Sandwich Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich 2 pack Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing House Salad Apple 100% Fruit Juice, assorted Pork 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, assortedIn 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 MENU SBLC Public Hearing The School Board of Levy County will hold Persons having questions concerning the Bronson FFA Places 2nd in Forestry Career DevelopmentCongratulations to the Bronson Middle FFA chapter for placing 2nd at the district forestry career development event on Oct. 8, 2015 in Lake City. Team members included L to R: Emilee Munden, Brinley Bedford, Sidney Bray (2nd high individual in the contest for tree identication dendrology) and Micah Hubbard. —submitted by Deb Goad. Seahorse Key Lab Entices Young and Old at Cedar Key Seafood FestivalDr. Coleman Sheehy from the Seahorse Key Lab showing the uniqueness of the sea sponge, while thought to be a plant it is really an animal and how they help to lter the water. Photo by Deb Goad. Dr. Sheehy points out to a young science enthusiast the eyes on the horseshoe crab. The horseshoe crab pre-dates the dinosaur, and has properties that are essential to the medical community. Photo by Deb Goad.The most popular sh in the touch tanks had to be the unusual Bat Fish. This gentle sh didn’t seem to mind being handled, it’s bumpy texture awed all who were brave enough to stroke its back. Photo by Deb Goad. Chieand Commissioners Honor Students of the MonthChieand City Commissioners recently honored their Students of the Month for September. Commissioner Chris Jones made the presentations along with Commissioner Betty Walker. Danielle “Danna” Cowart, daughter of Kim Cowart and a 5th grader at Chieand Elementary School is a hardworking student who makes good grades in class, gets along well with others and focuses on her classwork. She is a joy to have in the classroom. Luke Reidy, an 8th grader at Chieand Middle school, and son of Pat and Kalama Reidy always displays exceptional behavior in and out of the classroom. His peers respect him and teachers love having him in class. He excels academically in the classroom. Chieand Students of the Month Danielle "Danna" Cowart and Luke Reidy receive their Student of the Month Certicates from City Commissioners Betty Walker and Chris Jones. Walker was also installed for a new term at the meeting. Photo by Terry Witt. JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923call 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Levy County

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This week’s answers.ADVERTISER NOTICE — The Levy County Journal does not endorse, promote or encourage the purchase or sale of any product or service advertised in this newspaper. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Levy County Journal hereby disclaims all liability for any damage suffered as the result of any advertisement in this newspaper. The Levy County Journal has the sole authority to edit advertisement as deemed appropriate. The Levy County Journal reserves the right to refuse any advertising.---------FREE PREGNANCY TESTS – Harmony Pregnancy & Resource Center. Now open Mon. thru Thurs. from 11 AM to 6 PM. Call (352) 493-7773 or write to us at Harmony Pregnancy Center, P. O. 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Orientations held every 4th Thursday from 12-1 pm at 102 N. Main St, For more info, call 352/4936051 or go to Only 50% of children in Levy County have an advocate to stand up for them. Call today – 352/493-6051 Visit today Tfn Jf ---------OPEN AA MEETING IN CEDAR KEY The United Methodist Church at SR 24 and 4th in Cedar Key is hosting an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is an Open Meeting. Tfnf ---------Discover truths in the Scriptures that have been buried under centuries forgotten by many. Join Michael Rood on a journey through the Scriptures, bringing them to life, and leading you along the path to learning and living the Word of God. Go to: http:// www.aroodawakening.tv/ biblicalfaqs/ tfnJf---------Healing the Heart ~ Renewing the Mind Christian 12 Step Ministries, Inc.This Community Support Group meets at the Williston Library on Mon. 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Call Sammy at (352) 9493222. ptfn -555 AUTOMOBILESCASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS – Running or not. Any Condition. Call: 352-771-6191 11/12Jp556 TRUCK FOR SALE2012 F150 LARIAT CREW CAB: 4X4, Midnight Blue, 78,000 352/219-4660, Bronson, FL tfnef605 BOAT FOR SALE1987 BASS TRACKER: 17’ Tournament TX, classic 50 Mercury motor, fresh tune, runs great, new tires on trailer, Bimini 4660 tfnef JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923call 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com Levy County Wesley, John, Mike and Debbie 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

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8A e turnout at the concert was low. On Saturday around mid-afternoon, three or four people were watching a top ight country band perform at the center of the race track. e children’s play area was empty on the north end of the speedway. Nichols said the ambulance crew hung around a food vendor and one member of the crew asked if they could be fed free of charge. He said he told them no, not when it was costing him $210 an hour to have them there. He said Knowles told him in the beginning that the charge for having two Emergency Medical Service vehicles at the two-day event would be $910, but 12 days before the event he changed it to $5,600. During the Oct. 7 county commission meeting, where the costs were discussed, board members cut the cost from $3,675 – the cost Knowles said he had proposed charging – to $2,730. Nichols said Knowles insisted that two EMS vehicles would have to be stationed at the speedway for the full twoday event if he had overnight camping. Nichols said the cost would have been $14,400. He cancelled overnight camping. He said his company had to call the 37 to 38 campers that signed up for camping and tell them it wasn’t going to happen, which hurt the event. Nichols said he doesn’t know why he needed a special event permit at the speedway, which has hosted concerts and racing events in the past and is equipped with bathroom facilities and safety equipment. He said it didn’t help matters when a Chieand newspaper published a story a week before the event saying no alcohol would be sold at the event. e same story in the next paragraph said the Speedway would be selling beer at the event. But Nichols said when the newspaper told people he wouldn’t be selling alcohol, it was the nal straw. He said people enjoy coming to events and having a beer. “at was like the nal nail in the con,” he said. e county commission told Nichols he could sell beer in a designated area of the speedway. Nichols said he and his wife purchased a home in Levy County. He said his wife had fallen in love with the county, but considering the way they were mistreated, he said they probably will sell their new home and move south. Nichols said the mud bog event turned out well Saturday night. He said people enjoyed themselves. e winners of e Mud Bog event in the biggest class were Soda Boys Racing Team who placed rst, Brad Franklin second and Eric Smith third. In the smaller class, Brad Franklin won rst, Eric Smith second and Terry Mauldin third. In the fast track category, Soda Boys Racing Team was rst, Jimmy Sheppard second and Josh Smith third. Nichols was also oended that not a single Bronson ocial or County Commission ocial bothered to attend the event. He said the person who came closest to being an ocial from the community was a Levy County Journal reporter who came to cover the concert and mud bog. Subscribe!$25/year in Levy County $30/year in Florida $35/year Outside FloridaJournalYour Locally-Owned Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@levyjournal.com Log Cabin Quilterse Log Cabin Quilters met ursday, October 15 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We put in a king size quilt to be quilted which will take a couple of months if we work on it only on ursday. Alice Mae brought in a quilt that she nished. Our annual Quilt Show is almost here. It starts the day after anksgiving and runs until Christmas Eve. Our crafters are busy getting their items ready for the event. Come out for a visit. With the weather getting cooler, the front porch has been a hit with our visitors. A slight breeze along with the sound of silence make a great break in a busy day. All the volunteers appreciate this little break. e rocking chairs are waiting. The new quilt is so large that we can't reach the middle. We're really working here It's almost ready to put in the frame. Concert Promoter Says County Treated Him Badly continued from page 1AAn unidentied driver (color of truck unknown) attempts to spin his tires to gain traction. He was stuck. Photo by Terry Witt.Josh Jones hit the mud bog hard with his red truck. It didn’t stay red for long. Photo by Terry Witt. Bronson Fire Chief Dennis Russell walks alongside a mud colored truck as the driver attempts to nish his run. Photo by Terry Witt. Raleigh Church Pastor Tells County Sidewalk Desperately Needed continued from page 1A Meeks said he can’t justify the county spending money on a sidewalk when there are other alternatives for funding the project. “e wheels of government go slow,” he said. Meeks said Administrative Road Superintendent Bruce Greenlee applied for a grant through the Safe Route to Schools state program, but didn’t get the money. County Coordinator Freddie Moody said the county has talked about building either a bike path or a sidewalk to the church, but he said there are intersection issues with the Florida Department of Transportation and right-ofway issues with the county road. He said he would bring the issue back to the Nov. 3 county commission meeting. Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said county uses the church as a polling place for voters. “Any help we could give them would be good,” Jones said.Raleigh Pastor Carl Carnegie questions why his requests for a sidewalk to his church and school have been ignored by county commissioners. Photo by Terry Witt. Registration Nov. 6e Tri-County U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Toys For Tots campaign will be kicking o very soon! Registrations will be held at the Tri-County Community Resource Center located at 15 North Main St. in Chieand on Friday, Nov. 6 from 9:00 AM 12:00 PM. Our local Marines come together this time of year along with their comrades of other US military branches in our community with one common mindset, “Every child deserves a little Christmas!”

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By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterBronson was defeated 55-6 by a powerful Williston team Friday night, but the Eagles produced their best statistics of the season in the second half. e Red Devils took a commanding 55-0 lead in the rst half when the rst string was on the eld, but most of the starters were taken o the eld for the second half. Williston Coach Justin Wentworth said his hat is o to Bronson Coach Jim Smith for taking over a program during a transition year and commended the Eagles for remaining competitive the entire game. “ey are in a place like Williston was last year. It’s a transition,” Wentworth said. “ey have some grinders; that group didn’t lay down. ey kept ghting and put 6 points on us.” Wentworth said his team, now 3-4, played well against Bronson, but he said the team hasn’t played well when facing adversity in earlier games. “e kids played well tonight. It makes you feel good as a coach when you see progress week after week,” Wentworth said. Smith has encouraged his team to keep working hard and not to drop their heads. He has emphasized that they are the foundation for Bronson football in the future and they will get better.” “eir attitude is good and that’s half the battle,” he said. “You see bits and pieces. When you have only two kids that played varsity football, it takes time.” Williston will face what may be its toughest opponent Friday when undefeated Trenton comes to Williston for a 7:30 p.m. conference battle. Both teams have great athletic talent. Bronson will travel to Chieand Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game. Bronson played in Chieand last year. Normally the teams rotate from year to year, but Smith didn’t set up this year’s schedule. Bronson produced its best stats of the season against Williston. Running back Glen Cooper carried 26 times for 117 yards. Quarterback Caleb Chemin completed 6 or 18 passes for 86 yards; Julius Smith caught 6 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Julius Smith had 9 tackles, Shane Durden 8 tackles.Scoring summary:• Keith Hardee took the opening kicko 90 yards for a touchdown. He broke three tackles to punch through the Bronson defense. Logan Faircloth kicked the extra point. • Quarterback Britton Hall threw a 65 yard touchdown pass to Justice White. Faircloth kicked the extra point. • Running back Andrew Streitz trotted into the end zone for a touchdown from inches away. Faircloth added the extra point to make the score 21-0 with 1:28 left in the rst quarter. • Hall threw a touchdown strike to Malik Latson from mid eld. Faircloth added the extra point. • Bronson fumbled at its own 14 on the next possession and Williston’s T.J. Pitts recovered. Hardee ran for a touchdown on the next play. • Hardee ran for a 30-yard touchdown. e extra point was blocked by Bronson’s Austin Collins. • Zach Riley scored from 7 yards out. Faircloth kicked the extra point. • Justice White returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown. Faircloth kicked the extra point. • Bronson scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Chemin to Julius Smith. A bad snap on the extra halted the Eagles extra point attempt.Bronson Loses 55-6 to Williston in County Rivalry Bronson receiver Julius Smith catches a pass. He ducked between Williston’s Octavious Lee (42) and Shawann Dallas to score. It was his second touchdown reception of the season. Photo by Terry Witt.Williston’s Andrew Streitz, a 230-pound running back with good speed rumbles around left end as three Bronson defenders close in for the tackle. Photo by Terry Witt.Bronson’s Glen Cooper is tripped up by a Williston defender as he attempts go for extra yardage. Caleb Bostick trails the play. Photo by Terry Witt.Bronson Lady Eagles Fall to Hamilton County By Terry Witt Senior Sta WriterBronson’s varsity volleyball team got o to a good start against Hamilton County last week, but the Lady Trojans overcame 26-25 loss to the Lady Eagles in the rst set and came back to defeat Bronson 28-26, 25-20,25-14. Coach Sherrie Schuler said the second set was the turning point for both teams. e teams tied seven times and were deadlocked at 26-26 as they neared the crucial point of no return. An ace by the Lady Trojans gave Hamilton County the second set and turned the momentum in their favor. Schuler had called time out in the second set and told her girls they needed to shut the door on their opponents. “We needed to close the door in the second game. We didn’t, they did,” Schuler said. “We had several chances to win the second game and we didn’t. It came back to haunt us.” Schuler said the longer the set goes, the less her girls talk and communicate and the more they get down on themselves. She said that’s how games are lost. It was senior night for players Jan Gothier, Jenae Humble and Allie Phillips. ey were playing in their nal home game. It was an emotional game for all three. Bronson was headed to the district playo on Monday in Newberry. e Lady Eagles were runner-up in the district tourney last year. Statistics: Yelena omas 5 service points, 1 ace, 4 kills, 4 digs; Allie Phillips 5 service points, 20 assists, 2 digs; Kiarra Greaux 13 service points, 8 acares, 5 kills, 2 digs; Jan Gothier 8 service points, 4 aces, 8 kills, 4 digs; Janae Humble 2 service points, 1 kill, 5 digs; Christy McKay 11 digs; Taeya Mays 4 kills, 2 digs; Mia Knight 1 kill, 1 dig.Williston Middle Football Team Returns to the Championship Game“Winning is a habit.” For the fourth straight year the Red Devils nd themselves in the SMAC Championship game. e Red Devils will host the winner of the Mebane/Ft. White game in Williston on October 27th @ 6:00 p.m. e undefeated Red Devils (5-0) defeated Ft. White last week 34-8 to earn home eld advantage. Only a game against Lake Butler next week stands between the mighty Red Devils and their second straight undefeated regular season. e Ft. White game started with Zac Taladixie running in from 40 yards displaying exceptional speed. e next touchdown was set up by defensive stand out Jarrett Jerrels. Jerrels intercepted the ball on the Red Devils 15 and returned it 33 yards. After a 20-yard Taladixie run Jeremiah James had three consecutive runs to nish o the drive. Jerrels slammed the ball in to the end zone for the extra two points. e third time the Devils got the ball they drove the length of the eld climaxing the drive with a 15-yard pass from Lamonte Terrell to Jeremiah James from 15 yards out. at pass was completed with 1 second left on the clock. e start of the second half the Devils forced a punt which Jeremiah James returned 80 yards for a touchdown. James caught a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown, and had a punt return for a touchdown achieving the football hat trick. Other than the extra two points tacked on by Lamonte Terrell’s run, the rst team oense did not play in the second half. e entire second half was then about subs getting game time. Isaac Williams scored a touchdown. Jonathan Orr also scored from 30 yards, but had it called back by penalty. Jacurtis Pitts also impressed with several long runs. Head Coach Greg Hamilton commented, “We are really beginning to build some depth on this team. I am very pleased with the hard work we’re seeing. is is a great group of young men our community can be very proud of. e fact that this was our closest games (score-wise) speaks volumes.” Dajah Donaldson and Kiarra Geaux go high to block a shot, but the ball sails just out of reach. Photo by Terry Witt Seniors Jan Gothier, Janae Humble and Allie Phillips stand with their families as they are honored on Senior Night at Bronson High School. Photo by Terry Witt. Kiarra Greaux hammers a kill over the net as Allie Phillips watches. Photo by Terry Witt.

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2B Toys for Tots Registration Nov. 6Levy County Toys for Tots registrations will be held at the Tri-County Community Resource Center located at 15 North Main St in Chieand on Friday, Nov. 6 from 9:00 AM 12:00 PM.BRONSONSchool 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.Friends of the Bronson Library Book Sale Nov. 7e Friends of the Bronson Library will be holding a book sale on Sat., Nov. 7, from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. Books can be purchased by the bag for $1.00. We have all types of books for you, including children’s books. For more information please call the Bronson Library at 486-2515.Bronson Parks & Rec Events Nov. 7Bronson Parks and Recreation will be hosting a soccer tournament at 8:30 AM on Saturday, Nov. 7, according to Director Curtis Stacey. e event will take place at James H. Cobb Park in Bronson.CHIEFLANDHospice 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). Levy County Saltwater and Freshwater Tides DAY HIGH TIDE HEIGHT SUNRISE MOON % MOON /LOW TIME /FEET SUNSET TIME VISIBLECedar KeyTh 22 Low 3:44 AM 1.5 7:38 AM Set 2:13 AM 60 22 High 9:32 AM 3.4 6:55 PM Rise 3:36 PM 22 Low 4:29 PM 0.5 22 High 11:01 PM 3.3 F 23 Low 4:58 AM 1.1 7:39 AM Set 3:16 AM 71 23 High 10:54 AM 3.5 6:54 PM Rise 4:20 PM 23 Low 5:32 PM 0.5 23 High 11:48 PM 3.5 Sa 24 Low 6:00 AM 0.6 7:39 AM Set 4:20 AM 81 24 High 12:02 PM 3.7 6:53 PM Rise 5:03 PM 24 Low 6:26 PM 0.5 Su 25 High 12:28 AM 3.8 7:40 AM Set 5:26 AM 89 25 Low 6:53 AM 0.1 6:53 PM Rise 5:47 PM 25 High 1:01 PM 3.9 25 Low 7:13 PM 0.5 M 26 High 1:06 AM 4.0 7:41 AM Set 6:33 AM 95 26 Low 7:41 AM -0.3 6:52 PM Rise 6:32 PM 26 High 1:54 PM 4.0 26 Low 7:56 PM 0.7 Tu 27 High 1:43 AM 4.1 7:41 AM Set 7:40 AM 99 27 Low 8:27 AM -0.6 6:51 PM Rise 7:19 PM 27 High 2:44 PM 3.9 27 Low 8:37 PM 0.8 W 28 High 2:19 AM 4.2 7:42 AM Set 8:47 AM 99 28 Low 9:13 AM -0.7 6:50 PM Rise 8:09 PM 28 High 3:33 PM 3.8 28 Low 9:17 PM 1.0Suwannee River EntranceTh 22 Low 4:02 AM 1.4 7:39 AM Set 2:13 AM 60 22 High 9:38 AM 3.0 6:56 PM Rise 3:36 PM 22 Low 4:47 PM 0.5 22 High 11:07 PM 2.9 F 23 Low 5:16 AM 1.0 7:39 AM Set 3:16 AM 71 23 High 11:00 AM 3.1 6:55 PM Rise 4:20 PM 23 Low 5:50 PM 0.5 23 High 11:54 PM 3.1 Sa 24 Low 6:18 AM 0.6 7:40 AM Set 4:21 AM 81 24 High 12:08 PM 3.3 6:54 PM Rise 5:04 PM 24 Low 6:44 PM 0.5 Su 25 High 12:34 AM 3.3 7:41 AM Set 5:26 AM 89 25 Low 7:11 AM 0.1 6:53 PM Rise 5:47 PM 25 High 1:07 PM 3.4 25 Low 7:31 PM 0.5 M 26 High 1:12 AM 3.5 7:41 AM Set 6:33 AM 95 26 Low 7:59 AM -0.3 6:52 PM Rise 6:32 PM 26 High 2:00 PM 3.5 26 Low 8:14 PM 0.7 Tu 27 High 1:49 AM 3.6 7:42 AM Set 7:41 AM 99 27 Low 8:45 AM -0.6 6:51 PM Rise 7:19 PM 27 High 2:50 PM 3.4 27 Low 8:55 PM 0.8 W 28 High 2:25 AM 3.7 7:43 AM Set 8:48 AM 99 28 Low 9:31 AM -0.7 6:50 PM Rise 8:09 PM 28 High 3:39 PM 3.3 28 Low 9:35 PM 0.9Withlacoochee River EntranceTh 22 Low 4:39 AM 1.4 7:37 AM Set 2:12 AM 60 22 High 9:39 AM 3.1 6:54 PM Rise 3:34 PM 22 Low 5:24 PM 0.5 22 High 11:08 PM 3.0 F 23 Low 5:53 AM 1.0 7:37 AM Set 3:15 AM 71 23 High 11:01 AM 3.2 6:53 PM Rise 4:19 PM 23 Low 6:27 PM 0.5 23 High 11:55 PM 3.2 Sa 24 Low 6:55 AM 0.6 7:38 AM Set 4:19 AM 81 24 High 12:09 PM 3.4 6:53 PM Rise 5:02 PM 24 Low 7:21 PM 0.5 Su 25 High 12:35 AM 3.5 7:39 AM Set 5:25 AM 89 25 Low 7:48 AM 0.1 6:52 PM Rise 5:46 PM 25 High 1:08 PM 3.5 25 Low 8:08 PM 0.5 M 26 High 1:13 AM 3.6 7:39 AM Set 6:32 AM 95 26 Low 8:36 AM -0.3 6:51 PM Rise 6:31 PM 26 High 2:01 PM 3.6 26 Low 8:51 PM 0.7 Tu 27 High 1:50 AM 3.7 7:40 AM Set 7:39 AM 99 27 Low 9:22 AM -0.6 6:50 PM Rise 7:18 PM 27 High 2:51 PM 3.5 27 Low 9:32 PM 0.8 W 28 High 2:26 AM 3.8 7:41 AM Set 8:46 AM 99 28 Low 10:08 AM -0.7 6:49 PM Rise 8:08 PM 28 High 3:40 PM 3.5 28 Low 10:12 PM 0.9Weather Forecast http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bronson-/32621/daily-weather-forecast/332291 Levy County Community Calendar Due to constraints of space in print the complete Community Calendar is available at our website at: www.LevyJournalOnline.com for your convenience.North Florida Livestock MarketWEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2015 #1 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 470.00 475.00 473.75 200-249 lb 265.00 275.00 270.00 250-299 lb 247.50 260.00 252.50 300-349 lb 227.50 245.00 235.00 350-399 lb 242.00 258.00 248.69 400-449 lb 230.00 260.00 243.62 450-499 lb 212.00 236.00 224.50 600-549 lb 182.00 206.00 196.86 650-599 lb 170.00 172.00 170.67 600-649 lb 160.00 166.00 163.33 #1 1/2 #2 STEERS LOW HIGH AVG 150-199 lb 245.00 470.00 404.17 200-249 lb 230.00 265.00 242.61 250-299 lb 175.00 247.50 222.25 300-349 lb 180.00 227.50 209.75 350-399 lb 180.00 242.00 224.38 400-449 lb 170.00 230.00 206.10 450-499 lb 162.00 210.00 185.14 500-549 lb 158.00 182.00 168.07 550-599 lb 150.00 170.00 158.65 600-649 lb 125.00 160.00 151.00 #1 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 255.00 265.00 260.00 200-249 lb 235.00 250.00 245.00 250-299 lb 220.00 235.00 228.75 300-349 lb 220.00 223.00 221.92 350-399 lb 207.50 222.50 212.50 400-449 lb 192.00 204.00 196.63 450-499 lb 178.00 188.00 182.29 500-649 lb 170.00 175.00 172.75 550-599 lb 186.00 166.00 166.00 600-649 lb 156.00 158.00 157.00 #1 1/2-#2 HEIFERS 150-199 lb 245.00 255.00 250.00 200-249 lb 200.00 235.00 224.29 250-299 lb 195.00 220.00 208.13 300-349 lb 200.00 220.00 212.9.2 350-399 lb 200.00 207.50 202.50 400-449 lb 182.00 192.00 188.22 450-499 lb 150.00 178.00 166.18 500-549 lb 146.00 170.00 163.25 550-599 lb 160.00 166.00 183.75 600-649 lb 150.00 156.00 153.00 COWS 800-1000 lb 74.00 145.00 97.32 1000-1200 lb 72.00 157.50 100.13 1200-1400 lb 73.00 124.00 83.82 1400-1600 lb 77.00 94.00 83.00 1600-1800 lb 75.00 86.00 82.17 BULLS 1000-1200 lb 95.00 97.00 96.00 1200-1400 lb 98.00 111.00 102.75 1400-1600 lb 91.00 102.00 96.00 1600-1600 lb 100.00 102.00 101.00 1800-2000 lb 108.00 115.00 110.67 PAIRS 700.00 1850.00 1300.00 TOTAL HEAD COUNT 609 What a dierence week can make. Most all classes of calves were up, with some being several dollars higher. Maybe this market has nally reached its bottom and is headed back up. Slaughter cattle remained fairly steady but showed some signs of weakening. Replacements cattle remained pretty strong. Henry Croft topped the slaughter bull market this week with $115.00 bought by FPL Foods. Pacetti Farms sold the top slaughter cow this week at $99.00 bought by Brown Packing. Blake Hand sold the highest price replacement cows at $157.50 bought by Cracker Cattle. Register Farms sold the highest priced pair at $1850.00 bought by Phil Golden. e high price yearling went to Jackie Moore at $475.00 sold by Harriett Maines. 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. imaauctions.com. 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. Utility payments can be dropped in the box. FANNING SPRINGSGarden Club of the Tri Counties Meeting Oct. 27e October meeting of the Garden Club of the Tri Counties will be held on Tues., Oct. 27, beginning at 7:00 PM. Our Program will be on Florida Wildowers. At this time of year our roadsides, highways and woods are littered with beautiful wildowers in purple, yellow and various shades of orange and red. We will learn their names, how they can be transplanted to our own yards and which ones we can handle and the ones we shouldn’t. Come and join us for information, refreshments, door prizes and lots of fellowship. Hope to see you there.GAINESVILLEGainesville Sewing Circle Meeting Oct. 28e American Sewing Guild is a national not-for-prot dedicated to providing the broadest possible range of information, education, assistance and support to everyone who sews. With more than 140 chapters nationwide, ASG welcomes rank beginners as well as the more experienced; makers of garments, quilts, home dec and more to share accomplishments and new techniques, and to help one another solve sewing problems. e Gainesville Sewing Circle meets at 9:30AM at the Senior Recreation Center monthly on the fourth Wednesday.OTTER CREEKCreekside Christian School Fall Fun Night Oct. 29Creekside Christian School will be holding their annual Fall Fun Night, urs., Oct. 29 from 6 PM to 9 PM in Otter Creek. ere will be many booths including Fish Pond, Soda Toss, Hay Rides and the famous Cake Walk along with a Bounce House and Big Bounce Slide. ere will be a Chili Cook o and lots of sweet things in the Country Store. Creekside Christian School is located at Otter Creek Baptist Church, 171 SW 3rd Street, in Otter Creek. For more information please call 352/486-2112. 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.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. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please e-mail lcsf@levy.k12..usLevy County Autism Support Group Oct. 27Autism 4 Parents & Understanding U are hosting monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 40 NW 1st Street in Williston. For more information: 352/5291010. Each month a new topic is introduced and valuable resources are shared. Our online website for information is: www. autism4parents.orgYANKEETOWN-INGLISFriends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve EventsFriends will be participating at the ree Sisters Springs National Wildlife Refuge Day at Crystal the South Levy Marketplace at Inglis Central Park (adjacent to Inglis Town Hall) Sat. Oct. 24.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. rift Shoppe Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM-2 PM and ursday 5 PM-7 PM before Bingo.

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3B Around the Nature Coast continued to page 4B Levy County Cattlemen & Landowners Assoc. Meeting Oct. 22e Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association is having its Fall Membership Meeting on urs. Oct. 22 at 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 summer@literacycouncil.org by Mon., Oct. 26.Bronson Breast Cancer Walk, Rally Set for Oct. 31e 6th Annual Levy County Breast Cancer Walk and Rally for Awareness is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 31 in Bronson. Founder Reggie Stacey said participants will gather at the U.S. Post Oce at 10 a.m. e walk begins at 10:30 a.m. e walk will end at James H. Cobb Park with a rally and entertainment until 2:30 p.m. Stacey is asking for volunteers who can sing or do skits to contact him at 352/577-4555. You can also contact him if you need additional information about the event.Levy County BoCC Nov. 3e Levy County Board of County Commissioners will meet on Tues. Nov. 3 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.The Humane Society of Levy County Oers Low Cost Spay/neuterse Humane Society of Levy County was awarded a $20K grant from Florida Animal Friend to oer low cost spay/neuters to low income families of Levy County. e grant funds are available through August of 2016. For more information and/or an application please contact info@hslc.org. JEAN JARRARD CHAPPELLFebruary 11, 1930 – October 11, 2015 Mrs. Jean Jarrard Chappell of Cross City, Florida passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Mrs. Chappell was born in Gainesville, Georgia on February 11, 1930. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for several companies and businesses, the latest being the YMCA of Gainesville, Florida where she worked for 12 years. She moved to Horseshoe Beach ve years ago and then to Cross City. She loved bowling, painting and all types of artwork. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Horseshoe. Mrs. Chappell is survived by her husband, of 67 years, Bill Chappell of Cross City and nephew, Joe (Trudy) Blizzard of Marietta, Ga. Funeral services were held at the Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Baer, Rev. Gene Coons and Rev. Larry Russell ociating. Interment followed at Cross City Cemetery. A visitation was held an hour prior to the services. Arrangements were placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 32628.PATRICIA HANCOCKSeptember 9, 1929 – October 13, 2015 Patricia “Pat” Hancock of Fanning Springs, Florida passed away at the age of 86 at Haven Hospice of the Tri Counties on October 13, 2015. Mrs. Hancock was born in Tower City, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1929. Pat enjoyed being a homemaker, and her time with the Ladies Auxiliary of Steinhatchee. Mrs. Hancock enjoyed sewing, gold prospecting, traveling, camping and working in her garden. Mrs. Hancock is survived by her husband of 65 years, John G. Hancock of Fanning Springs; her sons, Keith Hancock of Jena, Fla. and Lyle Hancock of Las Vegas, Nevada; her daughter, Susan Pastore of Fanning Springs; sisters, Joan Zimmerman of Pine Grove, Pa. and Judy Miller of Ravine, Pa.; a brother, Franklin Miller of Pine Grove, Pa.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior the service at LangfordRogers Memorial Chapel in Chieand. Burial followed the service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Langford-Rogers Funeral Home1301 North Young Blvd. Chieand, FL.;352/493-0050.RODERICK LAMONT SMITHRoderick Lamont Smith of Chieand, Florida died at the age of 40 on October 13, 2015. He attended the Levy County public school system and graduated from Chieand High School Class of 1992. He dedicated four years of service to the United States Navy and he was aectionately known to many as “Rod” and “Coach Rod.” He was a formerly employed with the Levy County Property Appraiser, Levy County School Board, Department of Corrections and White Farms. Rod was known for his cooking and just a jack of all trades. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Rod is survived by his wife, Lakesha Smith; children, Elijah Smith and Brittany Smith; mother, Shirley Smith; fathers, Willie Smith(Glenda) and Bobby Brown (Louise); sisters: Karyn Smith, Shanele Brown McNeil, Beverly Brown Williams (Calvin),Kawainis Smith, Michelle Saunders (Andy) and Sharon Brown Presley(Bruce); brothers: Bobby “Marcel” Brown (Paula), Willie James Smith Jr. (Shawanna), Minister Melvin D. Smith (Alesha)and Maurice Smith (Yolanda); aunts: City Commissioner Betty Walker, Fannie Bernard (Vernon), Debbie Ward (Willie), Sylvania Walker, Gertrude Blake (Malon), Johnnie Phillips, Sarah Brown and Corrine Hunter; uncles: Bennie Brown (Amanda), Bish Brown, Ulysses Gamble Jr. (Martha),Willie Gamble and Wilbert Gamble (Barbara); mother-in-law,Verda B. Rheaume and father-in-law, James “Red” Rheaume; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services for Rod will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at Chieand High School Auditorum, 808 North Main Street, Chieand, Florida. Viewing will be held on Friday at the funeral home in the Wade Greenlee Memorial Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. one hour prior to services. Interment will follow after the services in the Chieand Community Cemetery. Services are under the Direction of Carnegie Funeral Home, 217 SE 4th Ave., Chieand, Florida; 352/493-1857. RAYMOND E. DAVIESRaymond E. Davies, Jr. of Cedar Key, Florida passed away at the age of 72 on October 13, 2015. Mr. Davies was born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania but had lived in the Chieand area for over 20 years after moving here from Pasco County. Mr. Davies is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Pat Davies; his sons Jesse Davies of Chieand and Keith Davies of Pasco County; his brothers, Harold Davies of Bronson and Bob Davies of Holland; a sister, Lucille Smith of Delaware; ve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chieand, FL 32626 (352)4934777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.comELTON COOKFebruary 19, 1940 – October 18, 2015 Elton Cook of Bronson, Florida went to be with the Lord at the age of 75 on Sunday October 18, 2015 at the TriCounties Hospice Care Center in Chieand, Florida. He was born in Judson, Fla. on February 19, 1940 to Earl and Lucy Mae Cook. Mr. Cook worked as a surveyor for the Stauer Chemical Company in Tarpon Springs, Lakeland and Wimauma before returning to Bronson to work at the Brice Crate Obituaries For those who wanted to learn something about marine life o Cedar Key, the breezeway in the main park building was lled with exhibits. Carrie Schuman, a PhD student at the University of Florida, and volunteer Andy McGun, told visitors about the critters that live on Seahorse Key; the island is known to some people as the site of the old Lighthouse. Schuman said the cottonmouth snakes on the island have developed a unique relationship to the nesting birds on the island. e snakes feed on the remains of sh dropped from trees by birds. is year there doesn’t appear to a lot of nesting birds on Seahorse Key. She said it appears the birds may have moved to nearby Snake Key for unknown reasons. Seahorse Key, in case you don’t know it, is the site of Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory associated with the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. e Senator George Kirpatrick Marine Laboratory is located on the main island of Cedar Key. Visitors to the seafood festival passed the marine lab in on their way to the big event.Cedar Key Awash in Seafood and Sundrenched Visitors continued from page 3ACarrie Schuman, a PhD student at the University of Florida and volunteer Andy McGun taught visitors about sea life o Cedar Key. Schuman brought along the skin of a cottonmouth snake found on Seahorse Key. She said the snakes live o sh dropped by birds while they eat. Photo by Terry Witt.Levy County Assistant School Superintendent Je Edison stayed busy ipping hundreds of burgers for the Parent Teacher Association. Photo by Terry Witt.Vivian Beckham Webster prepares oysters and shrimp for fried dinners. She represented the Cedar Key Oysterman’s Association. Photo by Terry Witt. Dave Feigin lifts a pot of boiled clam dinners from the pot. The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association was selling the dinners. Photo by Terry Witt. A sycamore tree about to shed its leaves provided a nice shady spot for visitors to listen to live music at the Cedar Key Park pavilion. Photo by Terry Witt. Cheryl Allen (left) and Ronny Osteen fry delicious clam fritters for the Cedar Key Aquaculture Association. Photo by Terry Witt.

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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., 493-4627www.FUMCCHIEFLAND.com – 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 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 ~ First 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. morristonbaptist.org.Resurrection 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.Chieand UM Men Spaghetti Dinner Oct. 24e United Methodist Men’s Spaghetti Dinner will be served up on Fri., Oct. 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at First United Methodist Church, 707 North Main St, Chieand with a suggested donation of $8.00/Adult or Take-Out; Kids 10 and under Free (eat in only).Creekside Christian School Fall Fun Night Oct. 29Creekside Christian School will be holding their annual Fall Fun Night, urs. Oct. 29 from 6 PM to 9 PM in Otter Creek. ere will be many booths including Fish Pond, Soda Toss, Hay Rides and the famous Cake Walk along with a Bounce House and Big Bounce Slide. ere will be a Chili Cooko and lots of sweet things in the Country Store. Creekside Christian School is located at Otter Creek Baptist Church, 171 SW 3rd Street, in Otter Creek. For more information please call 352/486-2112. Peace Lutheran Church Christian Information Class Nov. 5An adult Bible study and Christian information class is oered at Peace Lutheran Church, at 6 P.M., ursdays, starting Nov. 5 located at 7201 US 41 S, 4 miles north of Dunnellon. Led by Rev. Terry L. McKee, this class is designed to impart knowledge of God’s Word in a congenial setting of Christian fellowship and answer such questions as “Why do Christians say/do . .,” or, “Does God say anything about . .” No obligation, no class fee. Please register at the church or send an email to PeaceLutheran.Dunnellon@gmail.com. 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. Nov. 18, 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., Nov. 7 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. rfntbt bwww.holy-family-church.org holyfamilywilliston@gmail.com r rr rHoly Family Catholic Church Knauff Funeral Homesrfntrb ntffrrf ff fbrfrnttb tttnrfrnrrn bnb b Company, then later he worked as a logger. Elton was an avid sherman, gardener a big gator Fan and loved his church family. Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Jimmy Cook. He is survived by his wife Carol Weems Cook; his daughters, Tonya Cook (Tony) Parker of Bronson and Tammy (Gilberto) Figueroa of Chieand; his son, Michael Cook; mother, Lucy Mae Bass Cook; brothers: Burnice Cook, Lee Cook, Cleveland Cook and Cecil Cook; and sisters: Mildred Cook (Don) Dowling, Brenda Cook (Wayne) Wilkins and Charlene Cook (Tim) Speed; ve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and his dog Bailey. ere was a visitation at the Milam Funeral Home of Newberry on Wednesday evening, October 21, from 5-7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. ursday October 22, 2015 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 12250 NE 30th Avenue, Chieand, Fla., where the family will receive friends for one hour prior. Interment will follow at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Arrangements are in the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services, 22405 West Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669; 352/472-5361.CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DOUGLAS JR.1935 2015 Mr. Christopher Columbus Douglas, Jr. “Rider” of Dixie County, Florida passed away at the age of 79 at his home at 11:23 a.m on Monday, October 19, 2015. He was born the winter of 1935 in Horseshoe, Florida to Christopher Columbus Douglas and Harriet Elizabeth Rollison. CC joined the military in 1953 and served in the Navy for three years before returning home to Dixie County, where he met the love of his life and wife, Mamie Jo Frier. ey were married in 1957, and were soon blessed with four children. CC was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He was a charter member of Rock Level Hunting Club. Veteran of the Korean War. CC’s greatest passion in life was being a true Florida Cowboy. CC was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Betty Douglas; sister, Essie Clark and beloved son, Jimbo Douglas. He is survived by his wife, Mamie Jo; sisters, Katie Weeks and Lorina Lucas; brothers, CF, JR and Herman Douglas; children: Randy (Deidre) Douglas, Donna Ozment and Joanne (Preston) Richburg; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel in Cross City with Bro. Robert Carter ociating. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on ursday evening, October 22, 2015 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Arrangements have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400.LONNIE SHELTON CREWS, JR.1929 2015 Mr. “Buddy” Crews of Chieand, passed away at the age of 85 on October 19, 2015 at Haven Hospice in Chieand. He was born in 1929 in Dixie County to Lonnie and Willie Roberts Crews. “Mr. Buddy,” as he was aectionately known, graduated from Trenton High School in 1948 and was a lifelong resident of the tri-county area. After graduation he was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served in the Korean Conict in 1951-52 where he received an honorable discharge. Buddy was a retired businessman and farmer. He loved his cows and growing watermelons. He was an outdoorsman where he enjoyed hunting and going to the hunting camp. He was a member of the Gulf Hammock Hunting Club where he served on the board for many years as well as past president. He was also a past president of the Chieand Lions Club. During that time his team had the most eye donors of any club in the state. He was a member of the Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chieand. Mr. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rose Crews White. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Earlene Campbell Crews; two sons, Steven (Shelia) of Chieand and Shelton (Dawn) of Tallahassee; four grandchildren: Alyssa Crews Howard (Brock), Brian Crews, Cole Crews and Nicole Crews; brothers-in-law: Jim White of Fanning Springs and Osborn Barker (Lori) of Chieand, Edwin Campbell (Jane) and Grinell Campbell (Joann); sister-in-law, Bonnie Cleland (Robbie); aunt, Anna Margaret McMeekin of Hawthorne; and cousins, nieces and nephews. e family requests that in lieu of owers a donation be made to Hardeetown Baptist Church, 1716 NW 14th St, Chieand, FL 32626. e family would like to thank all the caregivers at North Florida Regional, Ayers Medical Rehab Center (Trenton) and Haven Hospice (Chieand) for the unbelievable care Mr. Buddy received. Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chieand. ere will be a viewing from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday evening at the Knau Funeral Home Chapel in Chieand. Arrangements are under the direction of Knau Funeral Home, 715 W. Park Ave, Chieand, FL 32626 (352)493-4777. Please sign the guestbook at knaufuneralhomes.comDAVID WAYNE MITCHELLSeptember 24, 1953 – October 20, 2015 Mr. David Wayne Mitchell passed away at the age of 62 in Perry, Florida on October 20, 2015. Mr. Mitchell was born to Hannon and Margie Mitchell on September 24, 1953, in Laurel, Mississippi. He moved to Cross City, Florida in 1957, then to Trenton, Florida in 1987. He served in the Marines. He loved his family, watching westerns and country music. Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents, Hannon and Margie Mitchell; brother, George Mitchell; grandson, Hannon Craig Mitchell. He is survived by his son, Craig Mitchell of Perry; daughters, Amanda Bass of Graham, Fla. and Senia King of Ft. White; ve grandchildren; sisters, Helen Chewning of Cross City and Lanora Storz of Maryville, Tenn. Arrangements have been placed under the care of Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352/498-5400. Obituaries continued from page 3B

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5B NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, number 4140-09 of the sale issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE MOBILE HOME BEARING the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BRAGG, CRAIG T BRAGG the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC, LEVY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST THE QUARTER SECTION RUN EAST 100 FEET TO QUARTER SECTION LINE, SE1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, GHATTAS between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC, LEVY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, RUN NORTH ON THE BEGINNING, CONTINUE EAST 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, INVESTMENT INC between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 -------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC, LEVY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST. FEET NORTH 100 FEET TO between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, THENCE RUN EAST 12 SOUTH, RANGE 14 EAST, between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE CHARLES between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ---------NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, issued thereon. The name(s) of assessed are as follows: NAME(S) OF CERTIFICATE BOCC, LEVY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE NE CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4, RUN FEET, THENCE NORTH BEGINNING, ALL BEING IN between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 ----------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE BC4, VS. THE ESTATE OF ALBERT NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Ezzell Ezzell The Estate of Albert Ezzell, The Estate of Susan Ezzell, Unknown Creditors of the Estate Unknown Creditors of the Estate Florida: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THENCE RUN NORTH SOUTH LINE OF SECTION FEET TO THE CENTERLINE THENCE RUN NORTH CENTERLINE OF STATE THENCE RUN NORTH IN THE NORTHERLY RIGHTALONG THE NORTHERLY THENCE RUN NORTH LESS, IN THE SOUTH ONEMOBILE HOME VIN # for the relief demanded in the (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) As Clerk of the Court LaQuanda Latson -------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY vs. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HEIR TO THE ESTATE HEIR TO THE ESTATE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION EASEMENT OVER THE CONTAINER CENTRAL MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) otherwise, a default will be (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NA, vs. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AGAINST THE HEREIN CLAIM AN INTEREST AS GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 EAST, LEVY COUNTY, BEGINNING, COMMENCE AT OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 EAST, THENCE NORTH 02 LEGAL NOTICES

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6B LEGAL NOTICES 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST FEET TO CLOSE ON THE for the relief demanded in the (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Court LaQuanda Latson ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: 2014-CA-000401 -vsto be dead or alive, whether said who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Case No. 2014-CA-000401 are defendant(s), I, Clerk of BRONSON, LEVY COUNTY, to-wit: BEGINNING AT THE NE 191.4 FEET MORE OR LESS SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG MORE OR LESS TO THE THENCE RUN NORTHERLY THENCE RUN EASTERLY MORE OR LESS TO THE BEING IN LEVY COUNTY, BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST 200 FEET MORE OR LESS THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE FEET MORE OR LESS OF BEING IN THE NE 1/4 OF RANGE 19 EAST, LEVY RANGE 19 EAST, LEVY COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, AFTER THE SALE. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) COURT BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION 000399 MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Vs MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, et al, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN S. Court St., Bronson, Florida COMMENCE AT THE CENTER 14 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 00 CONTINUE SOUTH 00 AT THE CENTER OF 14 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST, THENCE SOUTH 00 CONTINUE SOUTH 00 owner as of the date of the Lis (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson Albertelli Law --------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY GTE FINANCIAL, -vs.AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST STATES OF AMERICA, TREASURYINTERNAL NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, as follows: 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF OF LEVY COUNTY, owner as of the date of the Lis I HEREBY CERTIFY that a list. /s/ Marie D. Campbell GTE Federal Credit Union -----IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA LLC, vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Court LaQuanda Latson Suite 100, -----IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR Levy COUNTY, FLORIDA ONE MORTGAGE LOAN vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR South Court Street, Bronson (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) Clerk of the Court LaQuanda Latson 100, -----IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA v. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, STATES OF AMERICA, NOTICE OF SALE REFERENCE COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER EAST LINE OF SECTION

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7B LEGAL NOTICES CERTAIN MOBILE HOME a/k/a South Court Street, Bronson, (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) LaQuanda Latson SUITE 200 REQUESTING REASONABLE ----IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA 000033 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC 1100 Landmark Towers vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Clerk of Court will sell to the Court Street, Bronson, Florida Southern Charm mobile home VIN numbers HMST14942AGA and HMST14942BGA. the sale. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 ------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA INC., vs. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN Street Address: sale. Jared Lindsey, ----IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LEVY COUNTY vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN entered in Civil Case No. Bronson, Florida, the Clerk of wit: sale. (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ LaQuanda Latson -----IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR LEVY COUNTY IN AND FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN RE: THE ESTATE OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the the names and address of OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY NOTICE ON THEM. OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY NOTICE ON THEM. NOTICE. SHEILA GENEVA B. LARRY SMITH, ESQUIRE B. SHANNON SMITH, ESQUIRE -------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida invited: Water Alliance Forum : Forum DATE/TIME PLACE Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL The Southwest Florida need to ensure that a verbatim ------NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Southwest Florida invited: Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Steering Committee meeting to DATE/TIME: PLACE: The Southwest Florida Broad St., Brooksville, FL need to ensure that a verbatim issued. ------CITY OF CEDAR KEY NOTICE OF FORMAL QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING APPEAL Florida -------NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE ENACTMENT ORDINANCE NUMBER 499 COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF need to ensure that a verbatim ------PUBLIC NOTICE OF PERMIT that the Southwest Florida website at to the Southwest Florida --------------------------------Levy County BoCC Legal Notices -----------------------------NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY LEVY COUNTY STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORTS FOR INSPECTION & COMMENTS funds from the State of Florida, -------NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE 2015-10 BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ESTABLISHMENT OF ECONOMIC CREATION IN THE AGRICULTURAL ------

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8B Penny’sRecipes DIY TIP of the WeekNew JeansTo soften new jeans or clothes add a 1/2 cup of table salt to water and wash as usual. Vinaigrettes ese three steps will make your homemade vinaigrette taste better than store-bought! Blender – For creamy, fully emulsied vinaigrette, use a blender. It only takes a minute or two for creamy, delicious vinaigrette dressing. Mason Jar – A great method for making vinaigrette dressing is by using a screw top jar, like a Mason jar. You simply add all of the ingredients to the jar and then shake vigorously until the oil and vinegar in the vinaigrette have combined well. Whisk – Alternately, you can also use a whisk or a fork to make your vinaigrette in a bowl by whisking vigorously as you combine all the ingredients.Eggnog Pancakes1 cup all-purpose our 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten 1 cup Eggnog 2 Tablespoons cooking oil Prepare a skillet with oil or cooking spray. In a mediums size mixing bowl, combine the our, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat the egg, add the eggnog and oil. Add to our mixture all at once and stir until just blended, but still lumpy. Spoon pancake mixture into prepared pan and cook on medium-high heat. Flip pancakes once when sides become light brown. Serve with butter and syrup. Pet of the Week“I’m Lacey, a mixed bull dog; and, I came to Animal Services without a name and still in my puppyhood. I like my new name now. I’m a girl puppy, seven months old and I have lots of puppy love to give. I’m healthy, sweet and lovable and looking for someone to love me, play with me and take me home. I wish and hope there is a family out there just for me. “ Lacey “We give them the love we have to spare, the time we have to spare and the room we have to spare. In return, they give us their all, which is the best deal man will ever get.” Author Unknown—submitted by barbara snow 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. A-list 6. Coaster 10. Advil target 14. First compartment of cow’s stomach 15. Apteryx australis 16. Forte 17. Formerly Leningrad (2 wds) 20. “For shame!” 21. Cold and wet 22. Church’s tall, ornamental tower 23. Died down 26. Clavell’s “___-Pan” 27. Eucharistic plate 29. Back 31. All alternative 35. Each 37. Resorts with therapeutic baths 39. Fraternity letters 40. Employees hired to stop pilferage (2 wds) 43. Dusk, to Donne 44. Litigant 45. Kind of chop 46. About (2 wds) 48. Hoof sound 50. Claw 51. Marienbad, for one 53. Dweller on the Red Sea 55. Dung 59. Engine speed, for short 60. Center of a ball? 63. Behavior modication using unpleasant stimuli (2 wds) 66. Caesar’s farewell 67. Container for nitroglycerin 68. Observant one 69. Comrade in arms 70. Elizabeth ___, English suragist 71. Like some jackets 1. At one time, at one time 2. Hilo feast 3. Copies derived from an original 4. Big ___ Conference 5. Fills with wonder 6. Shish kabob pin 7. On, as a lamp 8. Female sheep 9. Unpaved racecourse (2 wds) 10. Even though 11. Masterstroke 12. row with great force 13. Halftime lead, e.g. 18. Congratulations, of a sort 19. Caribbean, e.g. 24. “Cold one” 25. Demolish 27. Leisurely walk 28. More tting 30. “Tarzan” extra 32. Nullify 33. Because of (2 wds) 34. Big Bertha’s birthplace 36. Instructive 38. Declaration 41. Moray, e.g. 42. Persia, now 47. Fish hawk 49. Cheerfully 52. ___ de deux 54. Dash abbr. 55. Spanish sparkling wine 56. Elliptical 57. Healthy 58. Make dirty 61. Fencing swaord 62. Admiral ___, polar explorer 64. “China Beach” setting 65. Brouhaha Crossword Puzzle Downe answers for this week’s crossword puzzle are on page 7A. Levy Animal ClinicM Th 7:30 a.m 6 p.m. Fri. 7:30 a.m 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m 1 p.m.352-528-4840505 Southwest 7th Street, Williston, FL Dr. Wade Bullock, DVMHouse Calls Available Quality Medicine Friendly Service Competitive Pricingwww.levyanimalclinic.com Bronson Holds Breast Cancer Walk, Rally on Oct. 31e 6th Annual Levy County Breast Cancer Walk and Rally for Awareness is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 in Bronson. Founder Reggie Stacey said participants will gather at the U.S. Post Oce at 10 a.m. e walk begins at 10:30 a.m. e walk will end at James H. Cobb Park with a rally and entertainment until 2:30 p.m. Stacey is asking for volunteers who can sing or do skits to contact him at 352/577-4555. You can also contact him if you need additional information about the event. by Barbara Edmonds, photos: Maggie BiggerstaExtension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteers wielding shovels, pruners, hand trowels and all manner of seed and plants spruced up the Levy County Agriculture Center in Bronson. ey spent a joy-lled half day pruning, harvesting seeds, sharing plants, installing shrubs and mulch. Sponsored by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Cooperative Extension Service and Levy County Board of County Commissioners, EMGs are a gathering of individuals who enjoy learning and sharing UF’s research-based horticulture knowledge with others. is fullls the mission “ to assist the county agent in delivering information to residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes in a Florida-Friendly way.” We appreciate our EMG volunteers coming out to share their time and talent. Visit the UF/IFAS Extension horticulture booth at South Levy Marketplace, Inglis the fourth Saturday of each month. EMG guided tours, 1-4 pm is included with paid admission to FALL-o-ween, Oct. 31, Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, Williston. Join the fun or stop by to say hello. All children, including those in costume, to receive a coloring and reading book solving the food chain mystery. e Discovery Garden at the Levy County Agriculture Center, 625 North Hathaway Ave. in Bronson is open to visitors. All extension programs and services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap. UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Serve the Tri-County Buttery discovers the newly planted Vitex agnus-castusLevy County Discovery Garden. Kneeling L-R Carol Davis, Sherry Harmon, Sally Ann Collins. 1st row L-R Maggie Biggersta, Rosella Smith, Joey Greene, Eileen Greene, Deb Terenzio, Maureen McCausland, Katie Granger, Kathi Bowker. 2nd row L-R Debbie Goad, Carol Wood, Lamar Greene, Sharon Kay. Not pictured Roger McDaniels JournalYour Locally-Owned County Paper of Record since 1923Levy Countycall 352-486-2312 or email advertising@ levyjournal.com