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lrmonitor@bellsouth.net www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Whats Inside Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 41 st Year 38th Issue 75 CENTSBrown resigning from KH council, will challenge Hildreth for mayor postSave Our Lakes preparing legal challenge to MFL changeKHHS culinary students earn national certification Spelling champs credit siblings for help BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights City Council Member Tony Brown said he plans to resign from the council in order to run for mayor. Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth has already filed papers to seek a fourth and final term for the job. Brown said he decided to seek the post after several city residents asked him to run. He added that many residents object to the incumbents leadership style. This past year, what has been in the paper and the way she is doing things and the way she is treating people, people are tired of it, he said. If it was just me saying we need to get Mary Lou out of there, that would not work, Brown added. There needs to be a change in leadership. During city council meetings over the past year, Brown has disagreed with some of the actions by the citys Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee, a panel controlled by Hildreth supporters. During a telephone interview, he said that overall, the board has accomplished much. They just need to calm down a little bit and we need to talk more, he said of the panels actions. In July, Brown criticized the mayor for a July 4 argument Hildeth had with farmers market manager Cheryl Owen. The confrontation led to Owens resignation. However the council later reinstated the manager. Its an embarrassment to this council, what took place, he said during a July council meeting. Its an embarrassment BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The president of Save Our Lakes said her organization and the Lake Brooklyn Civic Association are preparing a legal challenge to the St. Johns River Water Management Districts anticipated move to lower minimum flows and levels rules for Keystone Heights-area lakes. Vivian Katz told the Keystone Heights Rotary Club on Jan. 10 that once the district files a Notice of Rule Development, the first step in lowering MFLs, the two groups will protest the proposed rule change by requesting an administrative hearing. Katz said SOLO is consulting with two legal experts over the pending rule change. One is Gainesville attorney Jennifer Springfield, a former assistant general counsel for the water management district. Katz also said that her group is gearing up for a fundraising effort to raise money for the legal challenge and to pay for scientific experts to support the Keystone groups case. After the Rotary meeting, Katz said she wants the district to drop plans for lowering the MFLs and focus its efforts on the recovery strategies now currently under development. There is other science and modeling that is being produced right now, she said about proper MFLs for the lakes. Wait for that new science to come out to double check. They seem to be rushing to get this done. Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz shows the Keystone Heights Rotary Club what water levels on Lake Brooklyn would look like at Minimum Flows and Levels proposed by the St. Johns Water Management Districts staff. (L-r) front row: Larann Massey, Lianna Norman, Kaitlyn Cline, Marissa Williams, Hailey Turner, Tori Savoy, Kaelyn Marler, Breanna Hepinstall-Ricks and Chef Instructor Meri-lin Piantanida. Back Row: Dakota Mikell, Aidan Margo, Allison Scherer, Eiron McGee, Jared Harrison, Ashlin Harper, Jonathan Collison and Logan Thorson. Not pictured: Cheyenne Soles, Taylor Acree, Emily Brock-Moore and Amber Munoz. Photo courtesy of Keystone Heights High School. The Keystone Heights High School Culinary Arts Department recently awarded 21 students with the National Food Protection (ServSafe) Certification. The students passed an 80-question examination to earn the designation. ServSafe certification translates to three college credits for students pursuing post-secondary degrees in the culinary and hospitality fields, and assists students with expanded scholarship and job opportunities. As a reward for passing the exam, Chef Instructor Meri-lin Piantanida accompanied the students on a field trip to the Florida Food Service Food Show at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. Piantanida said she is very proud of her students and hopes they will continue their interest in working in the culinary field. Submitted by Brittany Filing, Keystone Heights High School. McRae Elementary School spelling bee champion Makayla Smith. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The winners of the McRae Elementary School and Keystone Heights Junior High School spelling bees both said that last-minute cram sessions with their siblings helped propel them to the wins. Sixth-grade student Makayla Smith, who won the McRae bee, said her little brother Gage discovered her word list the night before the contest and forced his big sister into a study session. I was about to go to sleep, recalled Smith, and Gage comes in and he says, Lets study some words. And he sits in my favorite chair and says a word with a highlighter in his hand. Smith said the study session with her brother, who is in the third grade, lasted for about an hour. However Smith said her oncea-week horse riding lessons helped her with the winning word: hackamore, which is a mix between a halter and a bridle, and helps train horses. Smith said a reading lifestyle also helped her in the contest. Over the 2013 summer break, she read 15 books. The Keystone Heights Junior High Schools spelling bee winner, Brandon Ludwig, said a study session with his sister the day before the bee helped him win his schools contest. Ludwig said his sixth-grade sibling, Ashton, was not able to finish her own homework the night she read off spelling words for her brother. The eighth-graders winning word was Shiatsu, a type of Japanese massage. Ludwig, who won last years county bee, and said he had to See MAYOR, 2A Keystone city manager applies for Orange Park jobBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs has applied for the same position in Orange Park. Suggs said he hesitated and pondered applying for the Orange Park job for almost two months because he is happy with the situation he has now in Keystone Heights. He added that he appreciates the staff and the working relationship he has with council members. Nearly four dozen people have applied for the Orange Park job which will pay between $85,000 and $110,000 a year. Other applicants include former Clay County Clerk of Courts James Jett, Orange Park Town Clerk Sarah Campbell, former Atlantic Beach City Manager Jim Hanson and Brunswick, Ga. City Manager William Weeks. In early January, the town council appointed a citizens committee which, by Jan. 30, will cull the applicants down to 10. However the council may interview applicants who did not make the committees list. Last August, Keystone Heights council members gave Suggs a nine-percent raise, boosting his annual salary to over $57,000. Suggs said that before applying for the job, he attempted to contact council members, and was able to speak to some of them. He said they supported his decision. Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth said she first heard of Suggs Orange Park application when an acquaintance from the St. Johns River Water Management District sent her a copy of a Florida Times-Union story. She said she understands Suggs desire to build his career and pointed out that her friend, former Clay County Manager Fritz Behring, made several career stops before finding his current job as city manager of Scottsdale, Ariz. County lawyer mulling over sex business lawBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay County Attorney Mark H. Scruby told commissioners during a Jan. 14 meeting that he is in the final stages of assembling legal opinions about the countys current ban on adult entertainment businesses. He added that he will bring an analysis of the law, along with options for the commission to act on the ordinance, at a future board meeting. On Nov. 4, the commissions Economic Development Committee discussed replacing the countys ban on adult entertainment businesses with an ordinance that would allow such establishments in certain areas of the county. Scruby told the committee that the county had received a phone call from a potential owner of an adult entertainment business, asking about the law. Scruby told the committee that the countys See COUNTY, 2A See SPELL, 3AMayor banks over $7,000 for re-elec tion bid County collects record bed taxes Beseler against marijuana legalization Former Keystone Council member running for county commission March 3 is deadline to apply for Clay property tax exemptions Keystone planning board passes flood ordinance Lawyer: Clay County cannot regulate EZBase Bees by the Bay coming to Melrose Clay school dis trict credit outlook downgraded St. Johns Mission ary Baptist installs new pastor CCSO Pipes and Drums going to Scotland Womans Club sell ing trash and treasure Melrose Chili Cook Off coming in Feb ruary Faith Presbyterian undergoing renova tions Redevelopment adviser: everybody wins VyStar replacing cards for victims of Target breach Middleburg KFC sold Obituaries Sports Obituaries Social news Letters to the editor

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2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Refreshments Super Sales Drawings Door Prizes Shear Creations A Hair & Nail Salon SAT JAN 25TH 12 3PM Need not be present to wn Win Me Filled with GOODIES! and a (352) 478-8130290 South Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FL 32656 to the city, what took place. Im just happy we dont have a TV station down here. It would be all over this thing. Brown said that although Hildreths shortcomings played prominently in his decision to run, he planned to campaign on his own strengths and run a positive race. Hildreth said she plans to run on her record, which includes securing around $3 million in grants and other funding for the city. She said the funding includes grants for the airport, a community development block grant and, most recently, a $122,000 appropriation to build a sidewalk between Keystone Heights High School and the Santa Fe College Watson Center. She said her support of the citys community redevelopment agency resulted in an initial $70,000 funding boost for downtown redevelopment projects. Hildreth also emphasized her role in representing the city at Camp Blanding events. She said that at some of the posts ceremonies, she was the only elected official present. She also pointed to her promotion of Keystone Heights interests to regional and state decision makers. She added that her biggest accomplishment is her ongoing advocacy for restoring Keystone Heights-area lakes. Hildreth was a member of the St. Johns River Water Management Districts Clay-Putnam Technical Work Group, and its successor, the Implementation Work Group. She is also a member of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Committee. Im sorry I cant show you a full lake, she said in an interview, but I am a firm believer that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Asked about Browns claim that some city residents object to her leadership style, Hildreth said that is part of the job. Whether you are in politics or in the Garden Club, she said, some people are going to disagree with you.Mayor banks over $7,000 for re-election bidBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth reported $7,460 in campaign contributions in the first report she filed for the 2014 Keystone Heights mayors race. Hildreth contributed $1,200 to the campaign. Other major contributors include Hildreths sister, Charlotte Hehn ($1,000), Keystone Heights business owner Doug Wise ($1,000) and Keystone Building Center ($500). Other notable contributors include Express Air Flight Instruction ($100), lake advocate Jackie Host ($125), Therapy Through Massage ($100), Williams Automotive ($50), Clay Electric Member Relations Representative, Chris Carson ($50), insurance agent, Scott Roberts ($250), attorney VeRonica Owens ($50), retired Florida National Guard Adjutant General and current St. Johns River Water Management District board member Douglas Burnett ($300), St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens ($100), Lake Area Title Services ($100), Clay County Planning Board member and MAYORContinued from 1A Clay County Fair Association board member Rick Bebout, ($50), real estate agent, Dean Weaver II ($50), conservationist, Terry Brant ($100), Hawthorne Mayor, Matt Surrency ($35), Putnam County Tax Collector, Linda Myers ($100), Palatka Mayor, Vernon Myers ($100), former Jacksonville City Council member, Alberta Hipps ($50), Keystone Heights business owner, Harold Gilstrap ($100), Lake Area Ministries Co-Director ,Chip Wester ($50), business owner John Wick ($50) and retired minister Tom Farmer ($100). current outright ban on the sexually oriented establishments would likely not survive a court challenge. He added, however, that by using zoning laws, the commission could control aspects of how adult entertainment businesses are run, including the times in which they are open and the manner in which they conduct business. During the Nov. 12 county commission meeting, around a dozen members of the public, most of them pastors from local churches, said they opposed the change. They urged commissioners to seek additional legal advice. During a Dec. 10 commission meeting, Scruby said he intended to present his findings to the board then, but was waiting on a constitutional lawyer to respond to his inquiry. He said he expected to present his findings to the commission in January. During the Jan. 14 commission meeting, Travis Christiansen, a member of the county charter review committee, questioned why the ordinance was not on the agenda. Christiansen reminded the panel of Scrubys earlier statements that the current ordinance would likely not survive a court challenge. He told commissioners that spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and enforcing an ordinance that codified their own personal preferences was misguided. Commissioner Ronnie Robinson said he was not convinced the current ban on sex businesses was unconstitutional. Its been in place for 35 years and never been challenged, he said of the current ordinance. The only reason it was brought up was because of a single phone call. So this has nothing to do with the commissioners. This has to do with my legal staff and the county manager bringing this up to the board to start with. During its Jan. 14 meeting, the commission also: en Proclaimed March as Clay County History Month,en Proclaimed Jan. 20 as Dr. Martin Luther King Day,en Thanked Commissioner Cheresse Stewart for serving as chair during 2012,en Swore in Fire Rescue Capt. Tom Rodgers as a new battalion chief,en Heard a statement from David Abramowitz, Florida Department of Children and Families regional director COUNTYContinued from 1A about the department closing its Fleming Island service center, en Viewed a presentation by Bruce Ferguson of Work Source about the organizations activities in North Florida, en Congratulated and commended new Eagle Scouts Scott Cordes, Ryan Heady and Sean Heady. Cordes painted 73 fire hydrants for his community service project.County collects record bed taxesBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The director of the Clay County division of tourism and film development said the county collected a record $490,229 in tourism taxes the year ended Sept. 30, 2013. The three-percent levy, also known as the bed tax, is collected from hotels and other businesses which rent accommodations for less than six months. Tourism Director Jackie Slaybaugh told a Jan. 8 meeting of the Tourist Development Council that tourism tax receipts for October and November 2013 were 13 percent above 2012 levels. In additional news from the Tourist Development Councils Jan. 8 meeting:en Members approved an additional $30,000 expenditure to repair the cattlemans arena and make three other repairs at the Clay County Fairgrounds. The appropriation brings the total spent on the arena to $180,000. Fair Manager Pete Sutton said the total estimate to repair all the deficiencies at the arena are $230,000 and the fair association has committed $50,000 to the project. Tourism council member and Orange Park Mayor Jim Renninger voted against the $30,000 expenditure and complained about the council committing additional funds to the repairs before obtaining the exact amount of total repair costs. en Slaybaugh reported that the North Florida Hunter Jumper Association Winter Series will last three weeks beginning on Jan. 15. The U.S. Equestrian Federationaffiliated event was originally scheduled for four weeks. Some council members said they were concerned that participants in the event were staying at a Duval County Best Western. However, the events promotional literature lists Orange Parks Hilton Garden Inn as its host hotel and also recommends Fleming Islands Sleep Inn and Suites and Green Cove Springs River Park Inn as alternative hotels.en Cindy Stewart, executive director of the Shepherds Center of Orange Park, gave the council an overview of Clay County History Month. The series of events will be held in March and will coincide with Floridas Heritage Month.en Slaybaugh said a small independent film entitled Perfect Love was recently filmed in Green Cove Springs and that scenes for a television show will be filmed at the historic courthouse in Green Cove Springs in the coming weeks. en Council members discussed creating a film development committee with one or two Tourism Development Council members sitting on the new committee. The purpose of the panel would be to foster public-private partnerships and bring more film projects to Clay County. Beseler against marijuana legalizationBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The spokesperson for Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said the sheriff supported a resolution passed by the Florida Sheriffs Association opposing the legalization of marijuana in Florida. In a Jan. 16 statement, the association said Floridas sheriffs believe that approving broad exceptions to current state and federal law that would allow doctors to authorize use of marijuana for virtually any reason with little regulation will hurt children and families and lead to a lower quality of life for all. The statement said a majority of sheriffs supported the resolution. Mary Justino, public information coordinator for Beseler said he supported the resolution. The association said that the Los Angeles and Denver police departments have reported increased crime rates since their states legalized marijuana. It also said that marijuana use among teens in Colorado is 50-percent higher than the national average. Former Keystone Council member running for county commissionFormer Keystone Heights Council member and current Public Information Officer for the Clay County School District, Gavin Rollins has filed papers to run for the District 4 County Commission seat. Chereese Stewart is the incumbent for the seat which covers western Clay County, including Keystone Heights, Kingsley Lake, Middleburg and Clay Hill. She is not running for re-election due to term limits. The five-Republican field also includes McRae resident and retired Clay County Fire Marshal Clu Wright, Clay Hill Elementary School teacher Abbie Andrews, Middleburg business owner Steven R. Johnson and Ronnie Coleman. Keystone Heights Council member Tony Brown also filed papers to run for the seat last year, but later withdrew. No Democrats have filed for the seat. Rollins said he has been thinking about running for the county commission for some time. He added that the fact that the District 4 seat is open had a bearing on his decision. Rollins also said he believes Clay County is on the verge of an economic surge and that he wants to facilitate that growth. Rollins brings campaign experience to the race. He also said he opened his campaign account with $20,000.Keystone planning board ordinanceBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Keystone Heights Planning and Zoning Board approved, during a Jan. 13 meeting, a new flood ordinance to comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency Requirements. The new law, which regulates construction within FEMAdesignated floodplains, now goes to the city council for final approval. The Keystone Heights ordinance is similar to a Clay County law considered by the county commission earlier in January that applies to unincorporated areas of the county. In other business, the planning and zoning board put off selecting a new chair and vice chair because two board members were not at the Jan. 13 meeting.March 3 is deadline to apply for Clay property tax exemptionsThe Clay County Property Appraisers office said the statutory deadline to apply for tax exemptions is March 3. First-time applicants must bring their deed, proof of residency, and provide the Social Security numbers of all applicants. Mobile home owners should also bring the title or registration to the mobile home. Applications may be filed at our main office in Green Cove Springs, located on the second floor of the Administration Building, or at our Orange Park branch office located at 1518 Park Ave. Once the initial application has been filed and granted, your exemption application will be automatically renewed each January, and a renewal notice will be mailed to you. If you still live in the home, and qualify for the exemption, no action is required; keep the notice as your receipt and continue to enjoy the benefits of lower taxes. It is your responsibility to notify the property appraiser if your See TAX, 3A

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Toll Free: 877-656-2483 Fax: 877-656-2484 MelroseAccounting. PO Box 1430 2638-3 State Road 21 Melrose, FL, 32666 352-475-2100 Last Will and Testament Power of Attorney & Living Wills Living Trusts Probate Administration Real Estate and Closings Deed Preparation Contracts Family and Juvenile Law Criminal and Traffic Matters 189 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FLFirmofVeRonicaROwens@aol.comwww.VeRonicaROwens.com VeRonica R. Owens Attorney at Law James 4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save. Infants: $100/wk1 yr old: $ 80/wk2 yr old:$ 75/wk3 yr old:$ 70/wkVPK wrap around:$ 50/wkBefore & After School:$ 55/wk www.InLovingHands.bizCR 315C McRaeLic#CO4CL0026 CR 315 C in McRae eligibility for exemptions has changed. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccpao. com, or contact our office at 904-284-6305 to speak with an exemption specialist.TAXContinued from 2A Lawyer: Clay County cannot regulate EZBaseBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A lawyer for the Clay County Commission told the board that it cannot prohibit the use of EZBase within the county and can neither regulate its use. Chief Assistant County Attorney Frances J. Moss told commissioners during a Jan. 14 board meeting that state law and Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations have sole jurisdiction over the use of the coal ash byproduct produced by the Jacksonville Electric Authoritys Northside Generating Plant. Last December, commissioners asked the countys legal department to assess the countys options in controlling the JEA byproduct after Middleburg resident and county commission candidate Steve Johnson complained that the material remained on his property. In 2009, the utility delivered several tons of the material to Johnsons 30-acre property. However, because the Florida Department of Environmental Protection only permitted EZBase for use in roads, the agency demanded Johnson remove it from his land. The utility subsequently removed the byproduct from the Middleburg property. However, in Dec. 2013, Johnson complained that some of the material remained on his land. He added that thousands of tons of EZBase remained throughout Clay County and that the compound posed a public safety hazard. In 2012, after Johnson first alerted commissioners to the use of EZBase within the county, fight off nervousness during last years competitions, added that this year he is guarding against the opposite hazard: overconfidence. He also said he has been studying up to four hours a day for the competition. Both Smith and Ludwig will compete in the countywide spelling bee on Jan. 23 at Plantation Oaks Elementary School. Moss told commissioners that because FDEP permitted EZBase as a limestone substitute in road building, the county could not prohibit its use within the county. She added that when the material is improperly used, resulting in its classification as a solid waste, FDEP retains jurisdiction over the product, even though the county has an ordinance prohibiting the disposal of solid waste within the county that is not generated within the county. During the Jan. 14 meeting, Moss also said that a bill passed in 2013, and signed into law further relaxes the regulation of coal byproducts produced by electricity generation. Commissioners asked Moss to write a letter to Clay County representatives in Tallahassee expressing concern over the new law.Bees by the Bay coming to MelroseThe Lake Area Beekeepers Club and Gallery 26 are sponsoring Bees by the Bay at Gallery 26 in Melrose on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and features the following segments: 10:15 a.m. Basics to beekeeping, 11:30 a.m. Honeybee biology, 1:30 p.m. Making honey mead, 2 p.m. Childrens story time and 2:45 p.m. Growing wildflowers. After the event, the Killer Bs will be performing at a dance within Gallery 26 from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission for the dance is $10.SPELLContinued from 1A Clay school district credit outlook downgradedBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Fitch ratings downgraded its credit outlook for the Clay County School District from stable to negative because of weakening reserve levels, the rating agency said in a Jan. 17 press release. The bond rating agency did not change its ratings for the two district debt issues it evaluates, keeping an A+ rating for the districts $53 million in certificates of participation and a AAgrade for $2.7 million in state revenue bonds. However, it warned that those evaluations could change. Failure to demonstrate the expected continual strengthening of financial reserves to more historical levels over the next couple of years would likely result in a downgrade of the rating, Fitch said. The bond rating agency said that at the beginning of 2012, the district had a healthy unrestricted general fund balance of $19.7 million. However, in 2012, with the loss of federal stimulus funds, the district posted an operating deficit of $9.3 million. The following year, the district recorded another operating deficit of $6 million due to an unexpected decrease in student enrollment which reduced state educational revenues to the district. Fitch added that the 2013 deficit was also increased by $3.3 million in additional spending for new hires, a salary step increase for teachers and additional benefit costs. Fitch said that in spite of low reserve levels, the districts debt ratios remain low, and the countys socioeconomic profile is favorable, with higher than average median family income, a lower than average poverty rate and an unemployment rate lower than state and national levels. During a Jan. 16 school board meeting, before Fitch released its bond ratings and credit outlook, George Copeland, assistant superintendent for business affairs, told board members that if Fitch downgrades the districts bond rating, the district would pay higher interest rates for future bond issues. St. Johns Missionary Baptist installs new pastor BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church installed the Rev. Alvin W. Oliver as its new pastor during a Dec. 12 service. The church is located on C.R. 219 in Melrose. Oliver is a resident of Palatka. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two children and two grandchildren. He has been a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Palatka since 1993. He was ordained as a deacon in 1994, licensed into the gospel ministry in 2003 and ordained as a minister in 2011 under the leadership of the Rev. Clarence Mallory. Oliver received a certification in theology from the International Theological Center in Atlanta in 2008. In a note to the congregation, Oliver wrote, It gives me great pleasure and joy to be able to thank all of you for your support. I am very thankful, most of all, for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for keeping and blessing me down through the years. One thing I have learned is to stay humble and remain faithful in all things. The Rev. Alvin W. Oliver and his wife Phyllis Oliver. Photo by Cornelius Clayton.CCSO Pipes and Drums going to ScotlandThe Clay County Sheriffs Office Pipes and Drums will be travelling to Scotland in June to participate in the 700th anniversary and reenactment of the Battle of Bannockburn. The 1314 two-day conflict is a keystone in Scottish history, and led to Scotlands independence from England in 1328. Forces under Robert the Bruce routed an English army under the command of King Edward II. The June 23-24 reenactment is expected to draw 45,000 visitors. The Pipe and Drums organization is raising money for the trip by selling its 2014 calendar and by collecting donations. Go to http://ccsopd. com/ for more information.Womans Club selling trash and treasureThe Keystone Heights Womans Club is holding a trash and treasure sale on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club is located at 6747 Womans Club Drive.Melrose Chili Cook OffThe Seventh Annual Melrose Chili Cook Off is Saturday Feb. 1. Free Registration begins at 10 a.m. Judging by public opinion is at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Melrose Public Library. The cook off will be at Chiappinis Gas Station at the Corner of SR 21 and SR 26. No electricity is available, bring gas stoves to keep warm and soup scoopers. A 50/50 raffle drawing will be held prior to announcing the winners. For More Information, contact Debbie Ellingham at 352-2583531. All Chili is available for tasting for $3.00 a spoon and for sale at $5.00 a pint.Faith Presbyterian renovationsThe sanctuary of Faith Presbyterian Church at Midway is undergoing renovations. The Sunday morning worship service is being held at 11 a.m. in Neale Hall. Refreshments are served. Call 475-1721 for more information. LRM Legals 1/23/14 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801,83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:00 A.M., (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 323, containing misc. household items. 1/16 2tchg 1/23-LRM VOTER REGISTRATION THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MARCH 4, 2014 City residents who wish to vote in the City of Keystone Heights citywide election on March 4, 2014 must be registered to vote with the Supervi sor of Elections Office of Clay Coun ty by February 3, 2014. Voters who need to register may con tact the Supervisor of Elections Of fice of Clay County via telephone at (904)-269-6350 or visit their website at www.clayelections.com for more instructions and requirements. 1/23 1tchg-LRM NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Personal property of the following tenants will be sold for cash or oth erwise disposed of to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Stat utes, Self Storage Facility Act, Sec tions 83.806-83.807. Auction will be held of Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Melrose Mini Storage, 827 N. SR 21, Melrose, FL 32666. Phone (352) 475-5000. All items may not be available on the date of the sale. TENANT NAME, Jason OBerry UNIT #28, DESCRIPTION, House hold. 1/23 2tchg 1/30-LRMLEGALS

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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The chair of the Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board went over the history of the citys redevelopment agency and outlined some plans for its future, in a speech before the Keystone Lake Area Business Association on Jan. 13. Deirdre Murphy told the business leaders that the goal of the CRA and its advisory board is to attract visitors to the city and customers to their businesses. We are doing this for you, she said. The whole point is to promote economic growth in the downtown district so that everybody wins. Murphy said that to attract more visitors to the city, Keystone must distinguish itself from its neighbors and build a unique identity. People want the charm of a small town, she said, but one that takes pride in itself. Murphy also explained the difference between the CRA, which is made up of city council members, and her group, the advisory council, which makes recommendations to the agency. She also said the agencys work is based on small, incremental improvements over time, rather than single, major projects. It is a layering effect, she said. Just because we put in a couple new trash receptacles, thats not the wow. Its the trash receptacles, and then new benches, and then flowering planters, and then its more facade grants or other things that we can do to enhance the community. Murphy told the group about the Keystone CRAs 2010 presidents award from the Florida Redevelopment Association. She also listed the CRAs projects, including a welcome sign near Keystone Beach, facade upgrades for downtown businesses, new trash receptacles and benches for the downtown area. She also said the agency brought the Our Country 4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Redevelopment adviser: everybody winsDeirdre Murphy, chair of the Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board, points out the boundaries of the citys community redevelopment district to the Keystone Lake Area Business Association on Jan. 13. Keystone Heights Elementary School straight-A studentsFourth grade (l-r), front row: Christopher Anderson, Ethan Brown, Riley Draney and Lindsay Hovsepian. Middle row: Lucas Horton, Megan Herndon, Liam Kane and Ryan Krahn. Back row: Taylor Korth, Jack Lewandowski and Caleb Moncrief. Fifth grade (l-r), front row: Evan Andrews, Lisa Strickland, Alyssa Norman and Aidan Perkins. Middle row: Piper Pescara, Luke Van Zant, Colton Tibbetts and Shawn Dukes. Back row: Sam Vorn, Camryn Williams. Sixth grade (l-r), front row: Emily Loose, Ashton Ludwig, Sophia Kicklighter and Christopher Resti. Middle row: Kelsei Rehberg, Benjamin Tran, Savannah Wilson and Benjamin Wacha. Back row: Isabelle Woodell, Ashton Ward and William Yeldell. See CRA, 5A

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A 4-Wheel Alignment$5995 Keystone District Office 352-473-4917 clayelectric.com at 204 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 352-475-2177 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 4-8PMAll Lake Area 6th thru 12th graders invitedMusic Food Fun!...And its FREE! Jake Calhoun Music by: Jake Calhoun & the Chasers & the Chasers BRING A FRIEND OR YOUR WHOLE YOUTH GROUP!For more information please call the Trinity Melrose office or find us on Facebook www.SchoolKidzHangout.com 165 SE Nightingale StreetKeystone Heights Lic#CO4CL0097 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) gslcstarke@aol.com Everyone W elcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. Estate SaleLOG HOME KITSAMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING LIQUIDATION OF LAND DEVELOPERS ESTATE View at www.thegreatamericanlogco.com Ready Only Reply. Call 704-602-3035 ask for Accounting Dept. 3 Log Homes selling for BALANCE OWED. FREE DELIVERYBALANCE OWED $17,000 BALANCE OWED $22,900 BALANCE OWED $15,700 Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR WORSHIP S unshine Worship in our Fellowship Hall message by Laurie Stark i n our Multi Ministry Worship Center i n our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on M ark 5: 35-42 D inner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) B ible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. The Church with a BIG HEART where the Word of God is faithfully taught! Ministries for Children (all ages) & Youth Sunday & Wednesday! Keystone Heights Elementary School straight-A students Day fireworks display back to downtown Keystone Heights. Murphy also reminded the group about last falls Scarecrow Strut, an event promoted by Murphys group that she said was the brainchild of Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. The mayor, who was also at the meeting, told association members that the CRA is considering expanding its boundaries, north on S.R. 21 and west along S.R. 100. She emphasized that the move would not extend the city limits, but only the boundaries of the redevelopment agency, which she said would earmark county property taxes for local redevelopment projects.VyStar replacing cards for victims of Target breachVyStar Credit Union said it is replacing bank cards for members whose card numbers and personal identification numbers were compromised in a security breach at Target Stores in November and December. Target said intruders into its network stole the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 70 million people, and the bank card numbers and personal identification numbers of 40 million customers. VyStar CEO and General Manager Terry West said holders of the credit unions cards can set up automatic text or email notifications, alerting card holders whenever their cards have been used.Middleburg KFC soldStore Master Funding V of Scottsdale, Ariz. purchased the KFC Restaurant in Middleburg for $929,947 from Chadhury and Hines Chicken of Wethersfield, Conn. Third grade (l-r), front row: Jade Budny, Gavin Briscoe, Abigail Corbet and Kendall Carter. Middle row: Rachel Cantrell, Gianna Crosley, Steven Dong and Courtney Dyches. Back row: Kenneth Edsall, Alison Herndon, Arynn James, Haley Kenny and Ian Kruzan. Third grade (l-r), front row: Caden Lott, Matthew Golden, Shawn Marinello and Garrett McDilda. Middle row: Caleb Mize, Jerremy Miller, Michael Mathews and Emma Moore. Back row: Hunter Sarman, Lillian Paul, Joshua Smith, Kayleigh Stokes and Colton Walls. Sixth grade (l-r), front row: Perla Alonzo, Matthew Forshee, Casey DeWitt and Remington Draney. Middle row: Kayla Elliott, Brian Armstrong, Vanessa Kruzan and Courtlin Gentry. Back row: Lauren Hix, Madison Heskett, Tyler Friedlin and Brendan Lee. CRAContinued from 4A

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6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 S hear Creations (352) 478-8130 C all for Your Appointment Today! Child porn charges added after COs arrestBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The water has gotten even hotter for a former Bradford County correctional deputy accused of sexual battery. The sheriffs office has kept details quiet as they work with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate allegations against Robert V. Melton. Additional charges were said to be likely, and Melton, 59, was rearrested on 12 additional charges Jan. 15. The sexual battery allegations involve a child victim. Now Melton has been charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography as well as promoting or distributing sexual performance by a child. His original arrest for sexual battery also involved a child pornography charge, according to court records. After obtaining a search warrant for Meltons Starke home and a storage shed, investigators recovered computers, a mobile phone and other items. What they found established probable cause for the new charges, said Capt. Brad Smith of the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. Melton, who had been released after his bond was set at $85,000, was rearrested at his home without incident on Jan. 15. Booked at the Bradford County Jail, he was transferred to an undisclosed correctional facility for his protection. Smith said he was being held on a total bond of $1.2 million. Melton was hired by BCSO in 2007. He submitted a handwritten resignation at the time of his original arrest. FDLE brought the allegations to the attention of the sheriffs office.Clay Electric warns members about nationwide email scamClay Electric said that utilities around the nation are reporting that some of their customers have received bogus email bill statements. Although Clay Electric hasnt received reports of members receiving emails that solicit payments or request personal information, the co-op is urging its members to be aware and alert. Members should delete any suspicious emails and not click on any links that may accompany the emails, said Derick Thomas, director of Clay Electrics Member & Public Relations Department. According to Thomas, Clay Electric does not send emails that threaten or require immediate action to provide personal information. We urge our members to ignore suspicious requests for personal information such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, user names and passwords, or Social Security numbers, Thomas said. We ask our members to delete all suspicious emails that require immediate action to verify or provide personal information. Recently, Clay Electric has received reports that two commercial accounts it serves in Clay County were the target of attempted scams. The two businesses reported that someone claiming to represent the co-op contacted them about making payment on an overdue bill. In one case, a payment for more than $2,000 was requested, and the caller wanted the money wired. The utility said it encourages the businesses it serves to be very suspicious of anyone who calls and claims he or she represents the co-op and wants to be paid for an overdue bill. The cooperative does not collect past due amounts in this manner. If the caller asks you to wire money or use a prepaid debit card, thats a red flag, said Bruce McHollan, director of Clays Information and Communication Technology Department. If you have any doubt at all, hang up and call Clay Electric at 800-224-4917 and confirm if any payment is due. Clay Electric sends a reminder letter and makes an automated reminder call when bills are past due.Interlachen woman exchanges deputyAn Interlachen woman was hospitalized after being shot four times by a Putnam County deputy early Monday morning. According to the sheriffs office, around 1:30 a.m. Diana Conner, 61, called 911 to report a suspicious person messing around with her air conditioner. A deputy could find no one on the property and Conner refused to make contact with the responding officer. The sheriffs office said that Conner, who remained in telephone contact with dispatchers, refused to believe that the deputy outside was a law enforcement officer, even after he turned on his emergency lights. The responding deputy left after verifying the residence was safe and there were no prowlers. At approximately 3:30 a.m., deputies were called back to Conners residence after neighbors indicated Conner was calling them to complain of possible prowlers around her property. When deputies again responded to the home at 131 Twin Lake Grove Drive, Conner came outside in the driveway armed with a rifle. Officers identified themselves and ordered Conner to lay down the weapon. She instead opened fire with the rifle. Deputy Thomas Burger returned fire, striking Conner four times. The 61-year-old was transported to UF Health in Gainesville where she remains in the intensive care unit. The sheriffs office said that, in accordance with agency policy, Burger has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.CCSO Mourns Death of Detention DeputyClay County Sheriffs Office members are mourning the death of a coworker, 46-year-old Detention Deputy Brian Cason. Coworkers became concerned when Cason did not arrive for his Jan. 15 shift at the Clay County Jail. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office was contacted and a wellness check was conducted at Casons home in Jacksonville. JSO made entry into the home and discovered Cason deceased in his bed. Preliminary information provided by JSO is that there were no signs of foul play. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. Detention Deputy Brian Cason was hired by the Clay County Sheriffs Office in July of 2012. His supervisors and coworkers describe him as a hard-working, helpful, quiet man. Prior to joining the CCSO, Cason worked for the Florida State Prison System. He was married with adult children. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is the lead agency in regards to the investigation of Casons death.Attention All Former Miss KHHS WinnersPlans are underway for the 50th Anniversary of the Miss KHHS Scholarship Pageant for Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the KHHS Cafeteria. We are inviting all former titleholders to attend this event. There will be a stage presentation of former winners during the program. There will be a reception for former winners at 5:45 p.m. During that time, instructions will be given for the stage presentation and light refreshments will be served. Please contact Lynn Dickinson at 352-473-1489 or email lmdickinson@oneclay.net if you are attending so that we can prepare for your participation.Talent takes the stage this weekendThe Santa Fe College Bradford Fest Talent Showdown will take place this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Bradford High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Up to 20 talented acts will be performing in competition and a chance to try out for the Suwannee River Jam, and country band Crewsn Myles of Lake Butler will also entertain. The annual event is sponsored by Lake Area McDonalds. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and under. Children 5 and under enter for free. Get your tickets at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center, or pay at the door. The funds raised by Bradford Fest events helps send students to college. Fifteen acts are currently slated to perform. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. Pr. 26:17

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Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Michael may not recognize Lowyn. But 8 months ago his cooling technique saved her life. UFHealth.orgWhen Lowyn Yancey was born, a pinched umbilical cord kept her brain from getting oxygen for several minutes. A cooling technique developed by Dr. Michael Weiss at UF Health helped her brain recover, and today shes a healthy little girl. Michael and Lowyn share an important, if invisible, connection one that helps us move medicine forward.UF Health and Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a rematch of last years District 5-2A championship match, but the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team couldnt win its second straight title, losing 3-0 to Santa Fe on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. The Raiders (24-1) played a physical match that Keystone head coach Kenny Seneca said was no different from the teams two regular-season meetings, which Santa Fe won by scores of 4-2 and 2-0. Theyre a very physical team. The other two times we played them, they were physical, Seneca said, adding, Sometimes it gets in (the Keystone players) heads when it gets physical out there. Keystone (17-8-1) will have to travel to Ocala to play defending state champion Trinity Catholic in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Trinity Catholic (14-3-1), which earned the right to host by defeating Umatilla 8-0 for the District 6 championship, defeated the Indians 8-0 in last years regional semifinals. We played them last year, so we kind of know what to expect, Seneca said. Its going to be very challenging. Keystone and Santa Fe appeared as if they would play a scoreless first half, but the Raiders Kim Melton was in the right place at the right time, collecting a rebound and scoring after teammate Taylor Martin missed a shot directly in front of the goal. That put the Raiders up 1-0 with approximately Santa Fe defeats Keystone for District 5 championship12 minutes remaining until halftime. We knew if we went out there and played our game, that we could beat them, Seneca said. It just didnt go our way tonight. They got a lucky break in the first half on their first goal and kind of got momentum from there. If things had one our way and we had gotten that break, you never know. The Indians set themselves up with a good scoring opportunity in the 18th minute, with Julia Osteen and Raychel Trimble passing the ball back and forth down the field. Trimble received the ball inside the box, but was unable to get the ball past the Santa Fe goalie. Santa Fe had several good looks in the first half, but misfired on some opportunities, with Arzie making several nice See DISTRICT, 5B B-U Technical Center is proud owner of 2 new trucks BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kirk Abercrombie and Robert Lyons are too old to ask Santa Claus for toy trucks. How about the real thing, then? The two men are the instructors for the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program, which received a gift in the form of two semi trucks from Florida Gateway College. Christmas may have passed, but the timing was perfect for the technical center program. The three trucks students take out on the road each have at least 1 million miles. Christmas was a little less than a month ago, but this is truly Christmas in January, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth said during a Jan. 17 reception and key exchange. Added Abercrombie: Its been a long time coming. Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish both thanked Congressman Ted Yoho, who was present, for helping speed up the process. Approval of the transfer of titles had to be gained from the Department of Labor, which funded a grant Florida Gateway College used to purchase the vehicles. The request wound up sitting on a desk for months, Reddish said. Thats when Yoho stepped in. He helped them to understand how critical it was the timeliness of this transfer, Reddish said. We were towing our trucks in every other week See TRUCKS, 6B RIGHT: Madison Colaw (foreground) beats a Santa Fe player to the ball. BELOW: Raychel Trimble (left) battles a Santa Fe player for control of a throw-in. Participating in a Jan. 17 key exchange are (l-r) Congressman Ted Yoho, Tracy Hickman, Florida Gateway president, operational programs, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish. Bradford assistant superintendent of schools, enjoys a the wheel.

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Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 17 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. All profits will go toward funding Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. The 2014 Bradford High School Tornado alumni softball game is this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the high school stadium behind Bradford Middle School and the Bradford-Union Technical Center. A homerun derby starts the event at 5 p.m., followed by the game at 6 p.m. Come out and watch BHS players of the past and present.Talent Fest Showdown is Jan. 25 BHS to host alumni softball game Jan. 25 Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meetingJudy Jull, a master weaver and colonial archaeologist, will be featured at the Monday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which will be held at IHOP in Starke at 10:30 a.m. Jull will share her experiences at a dig and talk about the art of Deadline to enter Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Fest is Jan. 24The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School au ditorium at 7 p.m. Contestants will compete in Western wear, talent, party dress, evening wear, photogenic and on-stage question categories in the following age divisions: 4-7 (Little Miss), 8-12 (Junior Miss), 13-17 (Teen Miss) and graduat ing high school seniors-22 years old (Miss). The winner of the Miss division could win a twoyear Santa Fe College scholarship. (Must meet eligibility requirements for college enrollment.) An orientation will be held Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. The North Florida River Rats weaving, which the colonists brought to America. Visitors are welcome.   Any woman 18 years of age or older regardless of race, religion or ethnic backgroundwho can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 for more information.Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivor Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The deadline to enter the pag eant is Friday, Jan. 24. Entry forms may be obtained via email. Please send email requests to thorn99@embarqmail.com. Miss Bradford Fest funds Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. For more information, please call Lisa Tatum at 904-966-1514 or Brenda Thornton at 904-3648266. Register, who was a longtime coach in Bradford County schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943 and was the first person in Hamilton County to achieve such a rank. There is no admission, but those interested in attending are asked to consider a $150 donation to support Scouting in Bradford County. Please RSVP by calling Barry Warren at 352-494-3326 or Terry Vaughan at 904-966-6266.River Rats team seeking players12U travel baseball team is seeking three to four committed players to complete its spring roster. Players cannot turn 13 before May 1. For more information, please contact Kim Albritton at 386365-0950. Victoria Jolley, of Keystone Heights, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Flagler College. Jolley was one of approximately 177 Flagler seniors at the spring commencement ceremony held Dec. 14 on the college campus in St. Augustine. Army Pvt. Bruce R. Kirksey Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Kirksey is the son of Pamela Spegal of Keystone Heights. He is a 2012 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. Destiny? Prevatts serving food, fun in Starke BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Word on the street was the Prevatt family, which owned Prevatts Sports Bar and Grill in Middleburg, was going to open a restaurant in Starke. Jackson Prevatt and his son Brandon said they werent sure how those rumors started, but after hearing them they thought theyd take a ride to Starke and see if there was a location that would suit their purposes. The result made rumor become reality. The family, which also includes Jacksons son, Jason, opened its second restaurant located on Call Street in the former Mama Mias location in late November. We wanted to expand and take on new responsibilities and challenges, Brandon said. Brandon said the family kept getting asked all kinds of questions about opening a restaurant in Starke and even closing the restaurant in Middleburg. It was strange as the family had no plans of expanding at that point in time. We heard a bunch of different versions of how we were ultimately moving to Starke, and everybody was sure of it, Brandon said. We didnt want to let anybody down. Starke was at the top of Jackson Prevatts list anyway when it came to possible sites for a second restaurant. He was born and raised there. My dad was a preacher here in town and had a little church called Airpark, right there between the high school and the middle school, Jackson said. I grew up about a block from there on Collins Street off of Pratt (Street). I walked to every school Ive ever been to. I walked to Starke Elementary, walked to the middle school and then walked to the high school. Ive been here all my life up until I got to be an adult. It was Middleburg where Jacksons sons primarily grew up. The strip-mall site where the family opened the first Prevatts had been the site to a couple of different restaurants covering a period of more than 30 years. Brandon said the only reason those previous restaurants closed was health issues with the owners. It had proven it was going to do all right, Brandon said. Brandon said he and his brother used to hang out at the restaurant that preceded Prevatts, so they were familiar with the locale. The brothers, who had experience in sales, thought opening a restaurant there would be a fun thing to do. For Jackson, the business seemed like a good way to reconnect with his sons. His job in sales and marketing for Delta Airlines kept him away from See PREVATT, 4B Jolley graduates from Flagler College Kirksey graduates from basic trainingABOVE: Jackson is pictured with sons Jason (left) and Brandon. LEFT: Jenny Moss prepares a pitcher of beer. Cory Tennant mans the grill in the kitchen menu items are prepared upon order.

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Marcus Kevin Bradley, 57, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Bradley attacked an acquaintance after accusing him of trying to steal his phone. The victim was in Bradleys home at the time of the incident and started to leave on his bicycle after Bradley had become angry about the phone. Bradley grabbed the victim, pulled him off the bike and kicked him several times in the face with a steel-toe boot, according to the report. He then made several threats to the victim as he rode away, following him for several miles. The police officer later found Bradley at his home and noted in the report he was highly intoxicated and uncooperative during the arrest. Bond was set at $25,000. Dameon Daquen Butler, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for eight charges of possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Marshall Copeland, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, police were called to Walmart after someone wearing a striped shirt was observed walking through the parking lot trying to open car doors. The officer spotted Copeland in the Dickeys BBQ parking lot wearing a striped shirt. Copeland stated he was waiting for a friend to pick him up. After checking system records, the officer found that Copeland had been trespassed from Walmart last February and arrested him for trespassing. Bond was set at $500. Kimberly Mae Cornwall, 37, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 20 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Ted Bernard Curtis, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000. Rebecca Lynn Gerding, 40, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Janeka Breanne Greene, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 13 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Greene was observed by a Walmart compliance officer taking a phone case and charger off the shelf, walking around the store and taking the items out of the packaging, and then putting them in her purse. When she walked past the final point of sale, she was detained and police called. Several other stolen items were also found in her purse. Bond was set at $2,000. Stephen Louis Heslar, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Lisa Michelle Mackey, 23, of Sanderson was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Carlis Manning, 48, of Maxville was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop for a headlight being out on U.S. 301 and Adams Street in Starke. Therious O. McCloud, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police on a warrant for battery, burglary and obstructing justice. According to the offense report for the warrant, McCloud went to an ex-girlfriends apartment on Jan. 9 and pushed his way in, demanding she return his phone charger. The victim told McCloud she had thrown it away, but would buy him a new one. McCloud then became angry and started yelling at the victim. He then punched her in the face before leaving the scene. While police were interviewing the victim the same day, McCloud called the victim, asking why she called the police. The victim put the phone on speaker, and they heard McCloud threaten the victim and her family if she didnt do something to get the police to back off of him. After his arrest, bond was set at $50,000 for the three charges. Ronald W. Nugent, 55, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of drugs. The warrant is from an incident last year on Oct. 26 when Nugent was observed leaving a residence known for drug activity and stopped later by the officer. After questioning, Nugent gave the officer a cigarette pack containing crack, but he was released at the time due to health conditions. Bond was set at $2,500. Lakeefia Keanna Risby, 25, of Starke was arrested Jan. 15 by Starke police for child neglect. According to the arrest report, police were called to Orangewood Apartments about an unsupervised 4-year-old. The report said the child knocked on a neighbors apartment door and told the person that answered that she was home alone and scared, and that her mother had left her to go to the store. Risby, the mother, was reached at her place of employment by the police officer and returned to her home. She told the officer she had briefly gone to her workplace to retrieve some paperwork. Risby was arrested and the child was turned over to her aunt for care. Kevin Laroy Sullivan, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000. Troy Blaine Tetstone, 25, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs. A deputy was called to a residence in the Graham area for a dispute and went to speak with Tetstone, who was seated in a vehicle. The deputy smelled marijuana from the car, and a search turned up a small bag with marijuana residue and two pills that were identified as morphine. Bond was set at $5,000. Jardian Darrell Thomas, 23, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies on a warrant from Alachua County for grand theft. Bond was set at $5,000. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 14 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Keystone/Melrose Ernest Dyal, 51, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 20 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. David Frew, 53, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for felony battery and resisting arrest without violence. Cynthia Roberts, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 15 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Hannah Thomas, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Matthew Torrent, 29, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 16 by Clay deputies for contempt of court.UnionJohnny Lee Thomas Jr., 43, of Douglas, Ga., was arrested Jan. 15 by Union deputies on a warrant for two charges of felony probation violation. Bond was set at $50,000. Marquise Rashad Williams, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 16 by Union deputies for burglary, battery, trespassing, aggravated battery on law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and criminal mischiefproperty damage. According to the arrest report, the charges stem from several incidents that occurred in the past four weeks in Union County. On Dec. 24, deputies were called to investigate a domestic violence call at Santa Fe Mobile Home Park. The victim accused Williams of choking her during an argument. She also said he broke into her home and trashed it, and stole some items from the residence. Also, a person at the mobile home park told deputies he and Williams were arguing outside the victims home when Williams kicked the persons car, putting a large dent in the side. Williams could not be located at the mobile home park, but deputies did find him several days later near the intersection of S.R. 238 and S.R. 231 in Lake Butler. Williams took off running when he spotted the deputies, and one deputy was injured during the chase in the dark when he ran into a metal clothesline. Williams escaped again, and on Jan. 12 he showed back up at the female victims home and slapped her in the face and left. He turned himself in to the sheriffs office Jan. 16 and was arrested. Dwight Delano Parker, 38, of Lake Butler and Latisha Diane Parker, 38, of Lake Butler were arrested Jan. 14 by Union deputies, and both were charged with battery and disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, the married couple got into an argument that escalated to a physical fight at the Kangaroo in Lake Butler. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union

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Bradford Parents Athletic season is under way 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thu rsday, Jan. 23, 2014 Starke Chiropracticwww.starkechiropractic.com Email: info@starkechiropractic.com 225 South Orange Street Starke, Florida904-368-0011 MASSAGE THERAPYBy Rebecca Hinson, LMTMA58310 MM24866 WOW!After 4 years Only$57 1-Hour Massage $3530-min. MassageCHIROPRACTIC SERVICESDr. Martin SlaughterNATL REGISTRY CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER Auto Accident Injuries Headaches Neck & Back Pain DOT PhysicalsOPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9AM UNTIL 6PM I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA904-964-3350Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 faxMARGARET ANDERSON 1011 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties The Bradford Parents Athletic Association kicked off its inaugural season of recreation flag footballopen to boys and girlson Jan. 11. Two teams compete in the 5-7-year-old division, two teams compete in the 8-10 division and four teams compete in the 11-13 division. Games, which are expected to run through Feb. 22, are held on Saturday mornings at the Edwards Road Sports Complex.   This was offered as a winter sport because not much is available from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day to keep kids physically active. Members of the association said they were pleased with the turnout. l-r) Bryson Huggins, Grayson Jennings and Foster Smith wait for the ball to be hiked by Ryland Rike. Photos courtesy of Patricia Cook. home. It just seemed like a great opportunity for us to be together, Jackson said. I mean, really, that was my whole goal just to spend time with them. The lack of restaurant experience and a bad time to open a business in light of the economy at the time did nothing to deter the family, which opened Prevatts Sports Bar & Grill approximately four years ago. We just jumped in like idiots, Brandon said, laughing, with Jackson adding, Yeah, were not the smartest group in town. We just decided to go with it. The start of the restaurant kept Brandon pretty busy. When we first opened the restaurant, technically Dad was still working full time for Delta, and my brother was still working full time for a mortgage company, he said. I ran the restaurant pretty much night and day and lived in it for about a year. I dont think we really had time to figure out if we were successful or not. We just kind of rolled with it. There was just a ton of stuff to do all the time. Now, theres a lot of work involved in trying to get a second restaurant established. You constantly have something to do, Brandon said. Theres a lot of responsibility. Not only that, to have a successful restaurant in these smaller towns, you have to provide the customers with entertainment and things to do. Just coming and eating dinner isnt enough. Prevatts hosts poker and pool tournaments, for example, and offers cornhole on Tuesday nights. Live music is also a staple of Prevatts. We want you to come in and eat, but we want you to hang out for a little while, too, Brandon said. Grab a beer, enjoy your friends, watch some sports, play a game. Offering various activities and entertainment does not mean the Prevatt family members do not take pride in the food they serve. Prevatts cuts its own chicken strips and steaks, and makes its own sauces and dressings. Everything is cooked to order. We cook everything fresh, Brandon said. Theres nothing under a heat lamp ever. The menu offers the usual items you would find in any similar restaurant, but there are differences. We tried to make it a little different than your typical sports bar that specializes in wings and burgers, Jackson said. I mean, we have those, and we have very good ones, but we came up with stuffed potatoes, which you dont see in many other places. Brandon said the common belief is the simpler the menu, the better. Well, that doesnt Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website, or call the fair office at 904-964-5252.Important info for 2014 Bradford County Fair PREVATTContinued from 2B necessarily work in a small town where some people are apt to eat at a restaurant almost every day. Therefore, Prevatts offers quite an extensive list of items as well as rotating daily specials. We have options, Brandon said. If you cant find three or four things on our menu you like, you might not like food much. For the Prevatts, Starke is home; Middleburg is home. They want their restaurants to feel like home. Its why Jackson says employees work with the Prevatts instead of for the Prevatts. I dont really ever look as anybody working for me, Jackson said. They work with us. We make it more of a family. Youre part of it. Youre not just an employee; youre part of this place. The same goes for those who choose to stop and dine. The Prevatts want to chat with you and get to know you if they dont already. Really, thats what makes the effort required to run a restaurant worth it. Its a lot of hard work, but its fun work, Brandon said. Its not really hard to get up and go hang out with your friends. In the end, the Prevatt family members want to be more than restaurant owners. They want to become immersed in the communities they serve. You dont want to just be a business, Jackson said. You want to be part of the fabric of what makes the community what it is. To do that, you need to participate. You need to be part of it. It seems the Prevatts were destined to become a part of the Starke community. They dont know how those rumors of opening a restaurant in Starke began, but theyre happy to now be there. Its like coming back home, Jackson said. Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) Katie Collins is a tray of drinks to get your meal started. Bryant Gay, who was in town from Panama City to undergo training at the BradfordUnion Technical Tammy Cooper. Al Stefanelli looks the menu and his girlfriend, Dedra Stone, burger he ordered for dinner.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B R ESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Drain Cleaning Slab Leaks Remodels Water Heaters Tankless Water Heaters Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction Handicap Accessible Remodels Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction H andicap Accessible Remodels W e accept all Major Credit Cards CFC 1428926 NORMANDY HOMES of JAX Normandy Homes of Jacksonville7952-12 NORMANDY BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32221 AX IM E! $ PALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES $ $ Huge Walk-in Pantry $ PALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES Visiting Crescent City handed the Union County High School boys basketball team a 60-40 loss on Jan. 18. Parker Hodgson led the Tigers (6-14) with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Trey Spitze had 11 points. Larry Collins and Daryl Watkins each had four points, while Austin Dukes had three points. Watkins also had five assists. The Tigers, who began the week with a 65-54 loss to district opponent Chiefland on Jan. 14, fell to 3-6 in District 7-1A with a 65-35 loss to Williston on Jan. 17 in Lake Butler. Dukes and Geordyn Green scored 10 and nine points, respectively, with Dukes adding seven rebounds. Kyle Mosher had seven points, while Spitze and Hodgson had four and three points, respectively. Watkins added two points. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Union County High Bailey Zinkel posted a doubledouble as the Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team defeated District 5-4A opponent 38-33 on Jan. 14 in Keystone. Zinkel scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds for the Indians (9-13, 3-6 in District 5). Caiylen Gonzales and Karla Casas scored 10 and seven points, respectively, while Alexa Born and Caroline McCormick scored six and three points, respectively. McCormick added four assists. Keystone hosts St. Francis on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The Indians then host West Nassau on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. P.K. Yonge handed the Bradford High School girls basketball team its second District 5-4A loss of the week, defeating the Tornadoes 60-24 on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. Bradford (12-8, 6-4 in District 5) got nine and six points from Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp, respectively. Keshanna Ardley and Meghan Woods scored four and three points, respectively, while Mackenzie Gault had two points. The Tornadoes started off the Juan Grimaldo scored two goals, while Nacho Grimaldo had three assists in Keystone Heights High Schools 7-0 win over Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5-2A tournament on Jan. 20 in Gainesville. The top-seeded Indians were scheduled to play either fourth seed Crescent City or fifth seed P.K. Yonge in a semifinal match on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins that matchup, it will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. All matches are at Citizens Field in Gainesville. In the win over eighth seed KHHS boys advance to district soccer BHS girls lose 2 of 3 district gamesweek with a 63-23 district win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Kemp scored 21 points and had eight assists, while Davis had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ardley and Woods scored nine and eight points, respectively, while Gault had four points. Danique Hudson added another three points. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to Alachua to play district opponent Santa Fe, losing 61-52. Bradford outscored the Raiders in every quarter but the second, in which the Tornadoes were outscored 19-7. Davis and Kemp each had 22 points, with Davis grabbing 12 rebounds and Kemp dishing out eight assists. Ardley and Hudson had four and two points, respectively, while Woods and Faith Anderson each had one point. Bradford will travel to play Fleming Island on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes travel to play Gainesville on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.Keystone girls edge Fort White for district win UC girls drop 2 in district Union boys fall to Crescent CityFort White, the Indians also got a goal each from Dylan Beard, Zac Fairbanks, Wyatt Graziano, Zac Hawkins and Cory Hedding. Graziano, Hedding, Karl Dionisi and Juan Grimaldo each had an assist. Prior to the start of the District 5 tournament, Keystone hosted defending Class 2A champion Bolles on Jan. 17, losing 3-1. Graziano had the lone goal. School girls basketball team suffered District 7-1A losses against Chiefland on Jan. 14 and Williston on Jan. 17. Keyambre Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five steals in the 36-26 loss to Chiefland. Qushawn Smith and Nancy Slocum had five and four points, respectively, with Smith adding six rebounds and four steals and Slocum adding four rebounds and four steals. Madison McClellan had two points, while Jordan Howe grabbed nine rebounds. In a 50-28 loss to Williston, Cobb and McClellan scored 13 and nine points, respectively. Smith, who had six rebounds, scored four points, while Slocum had two. The Tigers (3-14) played Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Baker County on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. saves on others. Perhaps Arzies best play was a deflection of a hard shot up and over the goal in the 21st minute to keep the match scoreless. Keystones Hanna Crane had a one-on-one opportunity against the Santa Fe goalie approximately seven minutes into the second half, but couldnt convert. Arzie made a nice leaping save of one shot in the second half, but the Raiders were able to put two balls into the net in the 11th and 15th minutes. The Indians earned their 12th regional berth in their 14year history by first defeating Newberry 9-1 in the district quarterfinals on Jan. 13 and then defeating Eastside 3-2 in the Jan. 16 semifinals. Crane gave the Indians a 2-0 lead against Eastside, scoring two goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half. (Madison Colaw earned an assist on the second.) The Rams, though, would tie the score, with Emily Lam converting a penalty kick in the 60th minute and Courtney Rouse scoring in the 70th minute. With approximately six minutes remaining, Crane added her third goal to give the Indians the win. They fought through and didnt give up, Seneca said. The winner of the KeystoneTrinity Catholic regional quarterfinal match will play the winner between Santa Fe and Umatilla in a regional semifinal match on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins, it would have to travel to play either team. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.)DISTRICTContinued from 1B Haley Sweat competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Hamm, Christin Hopkins and Haley Sweat.KHHS hosts annual weightlifting invitational BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School welcomed 11 other schools to the 15th annual KHHS Girls Weightlifting Invitational, which saw Bradford High School earn six medals and the host school earning one. Gainesville, which was last years runner-up, topped the team standings with a score of 63. Ocala Vanguard, which placed third last year, was this years runner-up with a score of 40. Individuals earned medals for placing first through sixth. Bradford, which was fifth in the team standings with a score of 19, had two lifters earn secondplace medals. Luci Hamm was the runner-up in the 101 class with a 205-pound total (100 bench, 105 clean and jerk), while Christin Hopkins was the runner-up in the 119 class with a 235 total (110, 125). Karen Clark and Autumn Rodgers each placed fourth for the Tornadoes, with Clark compiling a 210 total (100, 110) in the 110 class and Rodgers compiling a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Haley Sweat earned a fifthplace medal for Bradford with a 280 total (135, 145) in the unlimited class, while Jordan Davis earned a sixth-place medal in the 139 class with a 225 total (110, 115). Keystones medal came courtesy of Rachael Shelly Schammert, who placed fifth in the 183 class with a 260 total (130, 130). Other results for Bradford, including exhibition lifters, were: Kierston Boatwright 200 Rachael Shelly Schammert lone medal with Brianna her foot into it during the to Santa Fe in the District 5-2A play Ocala Trinity Catholic in a regional match on Thursday, Jan.

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Commercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling Most Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W. SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 WilliamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww.starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook Funeral with Burial20 Ga. Metal Casket (4 colors) Vault, Open & Closing Grave, Graveside or Chapel Service with one night visitation.............$5,595Funeral with Cremation(Rental Casket with Visitation prior to Services).................................$2,895Direct Cremation with Memorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel............................................$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 d Obituaries d Michael HintzKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michael K. Hintz, 60, of Keystone Heights, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 21, 1953, in Leer, Germany, the son of Herbert Hintz and the late Marga Hintz. He was the oldest of three siblings, who include Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz. He attended C.W. Post College in Long Island, N.Y., and later graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 1996. He married his wife, Christine Hintz, on Oct. 9, 1976. Some of Michaels favorite hobbies were golfing with friends at Keystone Golf and Country Club, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by: his wife, Christy; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Nathan McKnight; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amalia Hintz and sons Mark Hintz and Kyle Hintz; grandson Leo Hintz; siblings Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz; nephews and niece Jim and Joe Schueller and Lilia and William Hintz; and father, Herbert Hintz.   A celebration of life service will be held at Keystone United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. Arrangements in the care of Countryside Funeral Home of Anthony.PAID OBITUARYWilliam HofmannKEYSTONE HEIGHTS William Frank Bill Hofmann, 90, of Keystone Heights died in Starke Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born July 24, 1923, in Chicago to the late William and Florence (Gillispie) Hofmann and had been a resident of Keystone for the past four years. He served in the United States Army during 19431946, and prior to retirement, he was an inspector for AT&T. He attended St. William Catholic Church in Keystone Heights. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Glennette Glenn; children Debbie (Bill) Pransky of Elmhurst, Ill., Denise (Bill) Teeter of Keystone Heights, Gary (Cindi) Hofmann of Algonquin, Ill., and Rick (Karen) Hofmann of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Jan. 17, at St. William Catholic Church, with Father Mike Williams officiating. Burial for Mr. Hofmann will be at later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Jeannette MundellJeannette MundellKEYSTONE HEIGHTSMrs. Jeannette Mary Mundell, 71, of Keystone Heights passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Daytona Beach to the late George and Theresa (Ahrendts) Meyers and has been a resident of the Keystone Heights area for the past 43 years. Prior to her retiring, she was an administrative assistant for MidFlorida Area Agency on Aging. She was also a homemaker, member of Freedom Baptist Church and was an avid reader. She enjoyed shopping and watching movies, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Mundell was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Curtis Disharoon. Survivors are: her husband of 53 years, George H. Mundell; and their three children, Heather (Len) Bilton of Savannah, Ga., Shawn Mundell of Alpine, Tenn., and Tiffany (Kevin) Crowe of Roswell, Ga. Also left behind are five grandchildren, who knew her as Memom, Austin Disharoon of Savannah, Ga., Nicolas Mundell and Tyler Mundell, both of Alpine, Tenn., and Errin Crowe and Payton Crowe, both of Roswell, Ga. Funeral services were on Jan. 18 at Freedom Baptist Church, with Pastor Ken Herring officiating. The burial followed at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to be made to Radical Life Missions, P.O. Box 1248, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jerry Whitehead Dear   Union County Friends, Only one   month ago, my children and I lost my husband and their father, Jerry Whitehead.   It has been a devastating personal loss to us. Our focus   has been solely on   grieving his loss and adjusting to life without the genuine love we all felt from   and for him. But   this community has been there for us. You cant imagine how much you have   h elped us get through this extremely painful experience. We cant   t hank you all   enough for the outpouring of love and support you have shown our family. You   calls, visits, prayers and caring hearts have helped us   survive. There is no   way we could or can make it without you. I   know Jerry is looking down with deep gratitude for all you have done for us in   our grief. How he loved the people of Union County! With   truly grateful hearts, Tammy,   Chelsea, Jake, JackHenry and Presley Whitehead Card of Thanks Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.   PAID OBITUARYRodney SkaggsKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Rodney L. Skaggs, 83, of Keystone Heights died Dec. 29, 2013, in Palatka. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of AMVETS Post 86 in Keystone Heights and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Skaggs Landscaping in Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Keystone Heights AMVETS Post 86. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Roger SkeltonMELROSE Roger Franklin Skelton, 82, of Melrose died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. He was born in Remerton, Ga., June 29, 1931, to the late James and Edna (McGuryt) Skelton and had been a truck driver for Roadway before retiring. He was a longtime resident of the area and was a member of Keystone United Methodist Church, Melrose Masonic Lodge and the Keystone Shrine Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Margaret Katherine; and his daughter, Vickie Hester. He is survived by: his wife of 12 years, Margaret Nelson; children Theresa (Charles) Cooley of Jacksonville and Joylynn (James G.) Lane of Middleburg; stepsons Larry (Dawn) Pullo of Bostwick and Randy Pullo of Ponte Vedra,; sonin-law, Randy Hester of Green Cove Springs; sisters Margaret Lewis of Claxton, Ga., and Jackie Vincent of Alabama, Ga.; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Keystone United Methodist Church, with Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to L.A.M.B., P.O. Box 1385, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. to be repaired. Im telling you, those repairs were not cheap. They were definitely on their last legs. Congressman Yoho made contact with the Department of Labor and told them of our predicament. He encouraged them to make a timely approval and transfer. The very next week, we had the go-ahead. Added Farnsworth: I want to thank him for his efforts in facilitating this transfer and help everyone understand this guy is truly dedicated to Bradford County. For his part, Yoho said he was excited to be able to partake in the transfer of the keys. This is an awesome thing. However, he deflected a lot of the credit to Clay Martin, his district director. Clays one of those guys who sits in the background, Yoho said. You dont hear much from him, but hes a worker. He does a lot of work. He gets things done. He knows how to work stuff through the system. Reddish said thanks also go to Florida Gateway Colleges Tracy Hickman (vice president, operational programs), who was also present for the Jan. 17 key exchange. Florida Gateway College once offered a truck-driving program, but it was last offered approximately two years ago, Reddish said. The two trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center received from the college are 2008 models and each has approximately 21,000 miles on it. (The three road trucks the center has been using are 2000 models.) Theyre not really broken in until about 100,000 miles, so theyre brand new to us, Abercrombie said. They still smell new inside. Now, the three trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center was taking out on the road can be utilized strictly for training at the schools driving range. It worked out good because I dont know if the other ones couldve made it on the road for another class, Abercrombie said. Every student gets 1,000 miles (on the road). Right now, we have 12 students. Farnsworth and Yoho both took an opportunity to look at the big picture. Farnsworth said the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program has a graduation percentage in the high 90s and an employment rate of 100 percent, with many students getting TRUCKSContinued from 1B hired prior to the programs completion. What our community will thrive on is putting people to work and helping people get behind the wheels of these trucks, Farnsworth said. Currently, there are over 500,000 jobs across the United States in truck driving. For our community to be able to tap into those opportunities its just immeasurable the impact that can have. Yoho said the commercial vehicle driving program is part of the backbone of this country and is key to making this part of the state recession proof. Has anybody here ever bought anything? We go to a store, right? That stuff just doesnt show up there, Yoho said. Its got to be driven there. The freight line and the truckers are the backbone of getting product around this country. Yeah, the rails are out there, too, and they do a fantastic job, but its got to go from the rail to the store. If it wasnt for the truckers of this great country of ours and our road system, we Robert Lyons, one of the Bradford-Union Technical on as somebody checks out the inside of one of the wouldnt have the convenience and the products we have on our shelves. These programs are so important. It creates jobs. It makes this community stronger. Our goal is to make North Central Floridathe Third Congressional District of Floridathe economic driver, not just for the state, but for the Southeast. The commercial vehicle driving program at the BradfordUnion Technical Center has been helping supply drivers toward that end since the 1970s. It was the first truck-driving program in the state of Florida, Farnsworth said. Thats saying a lot. The fact that were honoring this program with two beautiful, new trucks is just a great thing to see. It was an event to match the a childs excitement of waking up on Dec. 25. Like the superintendent said, its like Christmas all over again, Reddish said. We couldnt believe it. We were pinching ourselves on (Jan. 15) when we actually transferred the titles.

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For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. YARD SALE BENEFIT FOR LAURA CROFT Fam ily, friends and Palestine Hunting Club is sponsoring a Yard Sale, Cake Auction & Chicken Pilau Dinner sale at the Lulu Community center on February 1st. at 8:00 am. Cake Auction to begin @ 11am. If you would like to reserve a table or donate items, contact Connie Davis@496-3058 or 496-3062.41 AuctionsPUBLIC AUCTION to be held at Waldo Self Stor age, 17842 NE hwy 301, Waldo, Fl. on February 12,2014 at 10:00am. Lot number 309 belonging to Eric Irvin, described as: 1989 Ford 150 XLT extended cab/ 2 tone brown with brown camper shell. VIN 1FTEX15N 9PKB7171342 Motor Vehicles & Accessories$CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE 2006 HONDA VTX1300, $5500. Cobra Pipes ulti matum seat, windshield, hard saddle bags ,many more extras. Call 352478-9130. NOW OPEN at 445 W Main St. Lake Butler Be hind C & S outdoors. Call 904-769-1649.47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease or Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq. ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222.49 Mobile Homes For SaleNORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North(1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386-697-6209. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Double wide 21/2 baths, Fl Room off Big living room, fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $590 352-473-5745. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, 4 BR / 2 1/2 BA IN WORTHINGTON SPRINGS. New Metal Roof, New Heat Pump, With Many Upgrades. Asking $65,000. Call 386496-4405 Leave Mes sage. NEVER BEFORE TITLED 3BR/2BA. Will move for free. Only $325/mo. 904783-4619. WILL MOVE FOR FREE, 16x80 3BR/2BA ONLY $17,900. Call 904783-4619. USED DOUBLE WIDE,3BR/2BA $1500 Down $250/mo Call 904783-4619. For RentWE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. FOR RENT 4BR /1BA NEWLY REMODELED HOUSE. Clay Electric utilities, large yard, close to Starke. $800/mo Call for information. 904-3649022. FOR RENT, HOME OFFICE one of the Finest Home ample office space(4 rooms), kitchen, refrig, dishwasher, living space, shower, and washer & dryer. $850./mo Lease Call 904-364-9022. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. 2009 LUXURY D/W 4BR / 2 FULL BA WITH GARDEN TUB. All new Amenities, Section 8 ok, located in Bradford Cty. 813-3265164. 1 BED, 1 BATH HOUSE ON LAKE GENEVA. Large picture widows, Large tree-shaded, fenced-in yard overlooking lake. $450./mo plus deposit. Senior discount available. Call 352-475-3440. 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR FSP & UCI. CH/A $600/ mo $500/Dep. Call 904964-8025 Leave Mes sage. 3/BR 2 /BA DOUBLEWIDE on SE County Rd 221. New carpet, fireplace, CH/A, service animals only. 600.00/mo plus deposit. 352-284-3310. CLEAN 2&3 BR HOUSES & MH in Starke ,Keystone Hts. Available in Feb & March from $500-650./ mo. Some lakefront in cludes lawn & mainte nance Call 352-478-8321.57 For SaleBANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. SPLIT FIREWOOD $60. TRUCKLOAD, Free De livery, Starke Area. 904964-3206. GRAND PIANOS (3)-2 ARE ANTIQUE 1 IS OVER 6FT, Canoe, FG, Excel TOPPER aluminum w/ windows, factory racks, $150., LARGE ELEC TRIC ORGAN with push/ pull stops NOT Tabs. Starke area Call after 5pm 904-964-8394.59 Personal CLARK FOUNDATION REPAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Estimates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241.65 Help WantedCONTRACTORS NEEDED: Must have dependable truck, trailer, lawn equip ment, cellphone and must be able to cover surround ing areas. Bi-weekly pay. All materials and sup plies furnished. Clean background required. Call 352-478-8143. CLASSA Industrial Me chanic/Electrician for 2nd /3rd Shift Maintenance Crew. Must have 5 years experience. We are an EECC, Drug free work place. Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid Holidays/ Vacations. Apply at Gil man Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to (904)289-7736. HELP WANTED PARKSIDE ALF is taking applications for Care Givers. Apply in Person at 329 N Church St., Starke, Fl SEEKING LICENSED FL MENTAL HEALTH PRO FESSIONAL for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treat degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: ap proximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE needed to work on behalf of our company,18yrs or above needed. You must have computer skills, ac counting experience not needed. Any job expe rience needed. Please contact us at fhvajfnajf@ gmail.com. For more in formation. FAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health Staffing Agency. We are currently looking for caring, professional, all areas. Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-3744409 or reno.harrison@ familylifecare.com SECRETARY NEEDED AND LABORER ,Call 904-964-8596 OWN A COMPUTER? Put it to work! Up to $1,500 to $7,000/mo. FT/PT. www. iluvmybiz123.com.LAB SUPERVISORF/T or P/T For a small acute care, critical access hospital in Lake Butler, Fl. Experienced, Fl. Licensed, Lab Su pervisor with Chemistry, Hematology, Serology & Micro a must. For fur ther information, Please visit our web site @ www. lakebutlerhospital.com and fill out an applica tion. (386) 496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax (386) 4962105. equal Employment Opportunity / Tobacco Free Workplace. TEMPORARY FARM LABORS: Clark Planting Partnership, Ruleville, MS, has 4 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimbursed, $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 11/1/14. Apply at nearest Job Order MS88338 or call 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY FARM LABORS: Tricotn II, Shaw, MS, has 3 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for duties listed; must be license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimbursed, $9.87/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 11/1/14. Apply at nearest Job Order MS88429 or call 850-245-7105. M&S Bank Full-time and part-time teller po sitions available at Hawthorne branch, 1-2 years teller experi ence preferred; heavy cash handling experience required. Apply at any M&S Bank location. EEO/ AA/H/V. EXPERIENCED HEALTH CARE WORKER to care for Elderly female at her residence. Weekend Work. 912-200-5072. TOWN CLERK POSITION The Town Of LaCrosse is seeking a town clerk to work 8-10/hrs per week plus one nightly meeting per month at $12-$14 per/hr. Appli cant must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office pro grams. A resume must be submitted on or be fore Thursday February 6, 2014 either by mail, email, or fax to: Town of LaCrosse, P.O. Drawer D, LaCrosse, Fl 32658, Fax 386-462-5905, email la crosse386@windstream. net. If you have any ques tions concerning this posi tion you can call the Town Hall @ 386-462-2784. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THE CITY OF STARKE will be accept ing applications for the position of Cashier. This is a non-exempt position, which involves a highly skilled individual who can multi-task in various func tions. The position is responsible for taking daily payments from custom ers, opening accounts, transfers, garbage com applications, monthly re ports, assisting in mailing customer bills, prepare warrants. This position reports to the Finance Director under the City Clerk. The starting sal ary will depend on the level of experience. Do Not contact the City of Starke directly. For ad ditional information, view the job description and complete an application contact Florida Works,819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, Fl. (904) 964-8092. LOOKING FOR POSITIVE, HIGH energy, dependable staff to work in Starke area with individuals with Developmental Disabili ties. Must possess a High School Diploma/GED, 1 year experience or re lated field, DL, vehicle, and ability to pass Level II background screening. PT $8.00 hr. to start. 904964-7767. 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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Ever since the age of 12, Jeff Fitts has been a resident of Keystone Heights and an avid outdoorsman. Fitts wife is a teacher in Gainesville, and his two daughters are attending the University of Florida.   Also, his son is a junior at Keystone Heights High School. Well diversified, but solid outdoors seems to be a good description of Fitts. Even his self-employment work of removing unwanted vegetation like lake grass is easily scheduled around his guide trips and fishing tournaments. During the winter, he likes passion for the outdoorsto hunt and guide for turkey. Throughout the year, he is a competitive bass fisherman with the Rayovac FLW professional series. As if that wasnt enough, he guides and hunts alligators during the summer. If he had to choose between those activities, he would probably be in trouble, but he admitted that he has a really strong passion for bass fishing. When prodded about other outdoors activities, Fitts indicated that he had worked with Shaw Grigsby and Kim Stricker on some television programs. Apparently, Fitts provides information and equipment for their camera crews. In looking for ideas that would be helpful for the nonprofessional fisherman, Fitts indicated that, foremost, you have to know the water you are fishing. According to Fitts, professionals will gather as much information about the target water from people who have firsthand experience along with information like strategic features that can be gathered from the Internet.   Lastly all good professionals will try to pre-fish the target water prior to the tournament. Another suggestion Fitts gives fishermen and hunters is to fish and hunt according to the solunar charts. He emphatically stresses that one can surely see more game activity during the major and minor feeding times. When asked about a correlation between cattle grazing and fish/ game activity, he was careful to not dismiss it, but he did say that he thought wild game and birds would be a better indicator than domestic cattle. Fitts is an honest outdoorsman who truly knows his business, and he works hard at making the activities he is passionate about into a living. If you ever want some assistance or want to entertain a friend with turkey hunting, bass fishing, crappie fishing or alligator hunting, this man can help.Coyotes are the talk at Crosshorn meetingLauren Watine, a biologist with the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 17 Crosshorn Ministries meeting.   W atine covered the results of a two-year study on the impact of coyote predation on the local wildlife population.   The study leaves little doubt that the coyote is having no good influence on our native wildlife. Fifty years ago, coyotes did not venture east of the Mississippi, but today they inhabit the United States from the west coast to the east coast. The expanded population is due primarily to foxhunters importing the canines to be used by hunters to chase with deerhounds. Unfortunately, the coyotes, having escaped or been released, are now an apex predator that can decimate native wildlife such as deer, turkeys and quail. The presentation was very informative, and the next Crosshorn Ministries meeting will be on March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club.Outdoors outlookSpringtime is just around the corner. Many of our small wildlife are already getting romantic or will be in the next month. Watch out on the roads at night for foxes, bobcats, raccoons and skunks.   They are like teenage humans at this time of the year and somewhat irrational. Likewise, many of the songbirds will also become territorial. Woodpeckers will start drumming their amorous tunes on trees, posts and even housing metal. The crappie spawn will soon be over, and bass will soon be fanning. For just a little longer, the crappie bite will maintain its number-one spot in the freshwater fishing worldat least until the bass start fanning.   Appropriately so, the professional USA Crappie Tournament was held on Jan 18 at Crecsent Lake near Palatka. T.C. Lloyd, a local crappie resource and guide from Middleburg who fished the tournament, tells us that the crappie spawn is still delayed this year due to the cold, and he names Newnans Lake as the best performing crappie lake in our area. If you are interested in bow fishing or freshwater sight fishing, this is a great time of the year. Mullet and tilapia are attracted to the relatively warm water of the spring runs that eventually connect to the east and west coasts. The two fish are easily seen, and the tilapia are easily hit with a fishing bow. The mullet are much harder to target with arrows, but they readily bite small, natural baits and small flies. Once hooked, they provide a great fight. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week.   If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com, or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. total (95, 105) in the 110 class; Olivia Archer 190 total (199, 90), Lauryn Hill 180 total (90, 90), Taylyn Jackson 180 total (80, 100) and Amanda Young 170 total (85, 85) in the 119 class; Leah Bryant 205 total (90, 115) and Kayla Johns 160 total (75, 85) in the 129 class; Carson Elder 180 total (80, 100) in the 139 class; Brittany Broome 160 total (65, 95) and Janie Perry 145 total (70, 75) in the 154 class; Ryann Clemons 205 total (95, 110) and Sydnie Davis 200 total (105, 95) in the 169 class; Courtney Stanton 215 total (115, 100) and Shannon Mikell 185 total (90, 95) in the 183 class; Brooke Shireman 225 total (105, 120) in the 199 class; and Ashleigh Williams 235 total (130, 105) and Morneca Campbell 200 total (110, 90) in the unlimited class. Keystones results were as follows: Juliana Kraemer 100 total (50, 50) in the 101 class; Julia Sorano 195 total (115, 80), Blair Graff 125 total (60, 65) and Rebecca West 120 total (60, 60) in the 110 class; Kayla Baker 175 total (85, 90) in the 119 class; Alyssa Sorano 175 total LIFTContinued from 5B (105, 70) in the 129 class; Jolene Miller 190 total (95, 95) in the 139 class; Rachael Maddox 140 total (75, 65) in the 154 class; Tylyn Davis 220 total (110, 110) in the 183 class; and Victoria Gilio 210 total (100, 110), Ashlee Smith 210 total (105, 105) and Ciera Conley 195 total (110, 85) in the unlimited class. The team standings from third place through 12th place were: Fleming Island (28), Lecanto (20), Bradford (19), Ridgeview (17), Interlachen (11), Belleview (6), Bishop Snyder (4), Keystone (2), Forest (2) and Santa Fe (1). Visit www.starkejournal.com for more photos. (Membership required.) Bradford High School had a 5-0 record in girls weightlifting for the first time in school history prior to competing in the Keystone Heights High School Invitational. In a 46-39 win over Palatka, Karen Clark, Christin Hopkins, Autumn Rodgers, Jordan Davis and Haley Sweat won their respective weight classes, while Luci Hamm, Kierston Boatwright, Olivia Archer, Leah Bryant, Courtney Stanton, Shannon Mikell and Ashleigh Williams each placed second. Third-place finishes were earned by Carson Elder, Brittany Broome and Ryann Clemons. Five lifters placed first in a 49-36 win over Ridgeview: Hamm, Clark, Rodgers, Mikell and Sweat. Boatwright, Hopkins, Bryant, Jadeja Chandler, Brooke Shireman and Williams each placed second, while Archer, Davis, Broome and Stanton each placed third. In a 55-33 win over Interlachen, Hamm, Clark, Hopkins, Davis, Stanton and Sweat each placed first, while Boatwright, Archer, Rodgers, Broome, Clemons, Mikell and Shireman each placed second. Bryant, Elder, Chandler and Williams each placed third.Tornadoes took perfect record into invitationalABOVE: Luci Hamm gets a successful lift for Bradford. RIGHT: competes in the bench press. ABOVE: Julia Sorano competes in the clean and jerk for Keystone. Jolene Miller is pictured during the bench press. Brittany Broome gets a successful clean-and-jerk attempt as teammate Janie Perry looks on. Ashlee Smith gets a good lift in for Keystone, which was hosting an the 15th straight year. Jeff Fitts displays a tournament catch. Fitts is throughout the year.



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lrmonitor@bellsouth.net www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Whats Inside Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 41 st Year 38 th Issue 75 CENTS Brown resigning from KH council, will challenge Hildreth for mayor post Save Our Lakes preparing legal challenge to MFL change KHHS culinary students earn national certification Spelling champs credit siblings for help BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights City Council Member Tony Brown said he plans to resign from the council in order to run for mayor. Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth has already filed papers to seek a fourth and final term for the job. Brown said he decided to seek the post after several city residents asked him to run. He added that many residents object to the incumbents leadership style. This past year, what has been in the paper and the way she is doing things and the way she is treating people, people are tired of it, he said. If it was just me saying we need to get Mary Lou out of there, that would not work, Brown added. There needs to be a change in leadership. During city council meetings over the past year, Brown has disagreed with some of the actions by the citys Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee, a panel controlled by Hildreth supporters. During a telephone interview, he said that overall, the board has accomplished much. They just need to calm down a little bit and we need to talk more, he said of the panels actions. In July, Brown criticized the mayor for a July 4 argument Hildeth had with farmers market manager Cheryl Owen. The confrontation led to Owens resignation. However the council later reinstated the manager. Its an embarrassment to this council, what took place, he said during a July council meeting. Its an embarrassment BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The president of Save Our Lakes said her organization and the Lake Brooklyn Civic Association are preparing a legal challenge to the St. Johns River Water Management Districts anticipated move to lower minimum flows and levels rules for Keystone Heights-area lakes. Vivian Katz told the Keystone Heights Rotary Club on Jan. 10 that once the district files a Notice of Rule Development, the first step in lowering MFLs, the two groups will protest the proposed rule change by requesting an administrative hearing. Katz said SOLO is consulting with two legal experts over the pending rule change. One is Gainesville attorney Jennifer Springfield, a former assistant general counsel for the water management district. Katz also said that her group is gearing up for a fundraising effort to raise money for the legal challenge and to pay for scientific experts to support the Keystone groups case. After the Rotary meeting, Katz said she wants the district to drop plans for lowering the MFLs and focus its efforts on the recovery strategies now currently under development. There is other science and modeling that is being produced right now, she said about proper MFLs for the lakes. Wait for that new science to come out to double check. They seem to be rushing to get this done. Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz shows the Keystone Heights Rotary Club what water levels on Lake Brooklyn would look like at Minimum Flows and Levels proposed by the St. Johns Water Management Districts staff. (L-r) front row: Larann Massey, Lianna Norman, Kaitlyn Cline, Marissa Williams, Hailey Turner, Tori Savoy, Kaelyn Marler, Breanna Hepinstall-Ricks and Chef Instructor Meri-lin Piantanida. Back Row: Dakota Mikell, Aidan Margo, Allison Scherer, Eiron McGee, Jared Harrison, Ashlin Harper, Jonathan Collison and Logan Thorson. Not pictured: Cheyenne Soles, Taylor Acree, Emily Brock-Moore and Amber Munoz. Photo courtesy of Keystone Heights High School. The Keystone Heights High School Culinary Arts Department recently awarded 21 students with the National Food Protection (ServSafe) Certification. The students passed an 80-question examination to earn the designation. ServSafe certification translates to three college credits for students pursuing post-secondary degrees in the culinary and hospitality fields, and assists students with expanded scholarship and job opportunities. As a reward for passing the exam, Chef Instructor Meri-lin Piantanida accompanied the students on a field trip to the Florida Food Service Food Show at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. Piantanida said she is very proud of her students and hopes they will continue their interest in working in the culinary field. Submitted by Brittany Filing, Keystone Heights High School. McRae Elementary School spelling bee champion Makayla Smith. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The winners of the McRae Elementary School and Keystone Heights Junior High School spelling bees both said that last-minute cram sessions with their siblings helped propel them to the wins. Sixth-grade student Makayla Smith, who won the McRae bee, said her little brother Gage discovered her word list the night before the contest and forced his big sister into a study session. I was about to go to sleep, recalled Smith, and Gage comes in and he says, Lets study some words. And he sits in my favorite chair and says a word with a highlighter in his hand. Smith said the study session with her brother, who is in the third grade, lasted for about an hour. However Smith said her oncea-week horse riding lessons helped her with the winning word: hackamore, which is a mix between a halter and a bridle, and helps train horses. Smith said a reading lifestyle also helped her in the contest. Over the 2013 summer break, she read 15 books. The Keystone Heights Junior High Schools spelling bee winner, Brandon Ludwig, said a study session with his sister the day before the bee helped him win his schools contest. Ludwig said his sixth-grade sibling, Ashton, was not able to finish her own homework the night she read off spelling words for her brother. The eighth-graders winning word was Shiatsu, a type of Japanese massage. Ludwig, who won last years county bee, and said he had to See MAYOR, 2A Keystone city manager applies for Orange Park job BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs has applied for the same position in Orange Park. Suggs said he hesitated and pondered applying for the Orange Park job for almost two months because he is happy with the situation he has now in Keystone Heights. He added that he appreciates the staff and the working relationship he has with council members. Nearly four dozen people have applied for the Orange Park job which will pay between $85,000 and $110,000 a year. Other applicants include former Clay County Clerk of Courts James Jett, Orange Park Town Clerk Sarah Campbell, former Atlantic Beach City Manager Jim Hanson and Brunswick, Ga. City Manager William Weeks. In early January, the town council appointed a citizens committee which, by Jan. 30, will cull the applicants down to 10. However the council may interview applicants who did not make the committees list. Last August, Keystone Heights council members gave Suggs a nine-percent raise, boosting his annual salary to over $57,000. Suggs said that before applying for the job, he attempted to contact council members, and was able to speak to some of them. He said they supported his decision. Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth said she first heard of Suggs Orange Park application when an acquaintance from the St. Johns River Water Management District sent her a copy of a Florida Times-Union story. She said she understands Suggs desire to build his career and pointed out that her friend, former Clay County Manager Fritz Behring, made several career stops before finding his current job as city manager of Scottsdale, Ariz. County lawyer mulling over sex business law BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay County Attorney Mark H. Scruby told commissioners during a Jan. 14 meeting that he is in the final stages of assembling legal opinions about the countys current ban on adult entertainment businesses. He added that he will bring an analysis of the law, along with options for the commission to act on the ordinance, at a future board meeting. On Nov. 4, the commissions Economic Development Committee discussed replacing the countys ban on adult entertainment businesses with an ordinance that would allow such establishments in certain areas of the county. Scruby told the committee that the county had received a phone call from a potential owner of an adult entertainment business, asking about the law. Scruby told the committee that the countys See COUNTY, 2A See SPELL, 3A Mayor banks over $7,000 for re-elec tion bid County collects re cord bed taxes Beseler against marijuana legaliza tion Former Keystone Council member running for county commission March 3 is deadline to apply for Clay property tax ex emptions Keystone planning board passes flood ordinance Lawyer: Clay Coun ty cannot regulate EZBase Bees by the Bay coming to Melrose Clay school dis trict credit outlook downgraded St. Johns Mission ary Baptist installs new pastor CCSO Pipes and Drums going to Scotland Womans Club sell ing trash and trea sure Melrose Chili Cook Off coming in Feb ruary Faith Presbyterian undergoing renova tions Redevelopment ad viser: everybody wins VyStar replacing cards for victims of Target breach Middleburg KFC sold Obituaries Sports Obituaries Social news Letters to the editor

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2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Refreshments Super Sales Drawings Door Prizes Shear Creations A Hair & Nail Salon SAT JAN 25TH 12 3PM Need not be present to wn Win Me Filled with GOODIES! and a (352) 478-8130290 South Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FL 32656 to the city, what took place. Im just happy we dont have a TV station down here. It would be all over this thing. Brown said that although Hildreths shortcomings played prominently in his decision to run, he planned to campaign on his own strengths and run a positive race. Hildreth said she plans to run on her record, which includes securing around $3 million in grants and other funding for the city. She said the funding includes grants for the airport, a community development block grant and, most recently, a $122,000 appropriation to build a sidewalk between Keystone Heights High School and the Santa Fe College Watson Center. She said her support of the citys community redevelopment agency resulted in an initial $70,000 funding boost for downtown redevelopment projects. Hildreth also emphasized her role in representing the city at Camp Blanding events. She said that at some of the posts ceremonies, she was the only elected official present. She also pointed to her promotion of Keystone Heights interests to regional and state decision makers. She added that her biggest accomplishment is her ongoing advocacy for restoring Keystone Heights-area lakes. Hildreth was a member of the St. Johns River Water Management Districts Clay-Putnam Technical Work Group, and its successor, the Implementation Work Group. She is also a member of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Committee. Im sorry I cant show you a full lake, she said in an interview, but I am a firm believer that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Asked about Browns claim that some city residents object to her leadership style, Hildreth said that is part of the job. Whether you are in politics or in the Garden Club, she said, some people are going to disagree with you. Mayor banks over $7,000 for re-election bid BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth reported $7,460 in campaign contributions in the first report she filed for the 2014 Keystone Heights mayors race. Hildreth contributed $1,200 to the campaign. Other major contributors include Hildreths sister, Charlotte Hehn ($1,000), Keystone Heights business owner Doug Wise ($1,000) and Keystone Building Center ($500). Other notable contributors include Express Air Flight Instruction ($100), lake advocate Jackie Host ($125), Therapy Through Massage ($100), Williams Automotive ($50), Clay Electric Member Relations Representative, Chris Carson ($50), insurance agent, Scott Roberts ($250), attorney VeRonica Owens ($50), retired Florida National Guard Adjutant General and current St. Johns River Water Management District board member Douglas Burnett ($300), St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens ($100), Lake Area Title Services ($100), Clay County Planning Board member and MAYOR Continued from 1A Clay County Fair Association board member Rick Bebout, ($50), real estate agent, Dean Weaver II ($50), conservationist, Terry Brant ($100), Hawthorne Mayor, Matt Surrency ($35), Putnam County Tax Collector, Linda Myers ($100), Palatka Mayor, Vernon Myers ($100), former Jacksonville City Council member, Alberta Hipps ($50), Keystone Heights business owner, Harold Gilstrap ($100), Lake Area Ministries Co-Director ,Chip Wester ($50), business owner John Wick ($50) and retired minister Tom Farmer ($100). current outright ban on the sexually oriented establishments would likely not survive a court challenge. He added, however, that by using zoning laws, the commission could control aspects of how adult entertainment businesses are run, including the times in which they are open and the manner in which they conduct business. During the Nov. 12 county commission meeting, around a dozen members of the public, most of them pastors from local churches, said they opposed the change. They urged commissioners to seek additional legal advice. During a Dec. 10 commission meeting, Scruby said he intended to present his findings to the board then, but was waiting on a constitutional lawyer to respond to his inquiry. He said he expected to present his findings to the commission in January. During the Jan. 14 commission meeting, Travis Christiansen, a member of the county charter review committee, questioned why the ordinance was not on the agenda. Christiansen reminded the panel of Scrubys earlier statements that the current ordinance would likely not survive a court challenge. He told commissioners that spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and enforcing an ordinance that codified their own personal preferences was misguided. Commissioner Ronnie Robinson said he was not convinced the current ban on sex businesses was unconstitutional. Its been in place for 35 years and never been challenged, he said of the current ordinance. The only reason it was brought up was because of a single phone call. So this has nothing to do with the commissioners. This has to do with my legal staff and the county manager bringing this up to the board to start with. During its Jan. 14 meeting, the commission also: Proclaimed March as Clay County History Month, Proclaimed Jan. 20 as Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Thanked Commissioner Cheresse Stewart for serving as chair during 2012, Swore in Fire Rescue Capt. Tom Rodgers as a new battalion chief, Heard a statement from David Abramowitz, Florida Department of Children and Families regional director COUNTY Continued from 1A about the department closing its Fleming Island service center, Viewed a presentation by Bruce Ferguson of Work Source about the organizations activities in North Florida, Congratulated and commended new Eagle Scouts Scott Cordes, Ryan Heady and Sean Heady. Cordes painted 73 fire hydrants for his community service project. County collects record bed taxes BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The director of the Clay County division of tourism and film development said the county collected a record $490,229 in tourism taxes the year ended Sept. 30, 2013. The three-percent levy, also known as the bed tax, is collected from hotels and other businesses which rent accommodations for less than six months. Tourism Director Jackie Slaybaugh told a Jan. 8 meeting of the Tourist Development Council that tourism tax receipts for October and November 2013 were 13 percent above 2012 levels. In additional news from the Tourist Development Councils Jan. 8 meeting: Members approved an additional $30,000 expenditure to repair the cattlemans arena and make three other repairs at the Clay County Fairgrounds. The appropriation brings the total spent on the arena to $180,000. Fair Manager Pete Sutton said the total estimate to repair all the deficiencies at the arena are $230,000 and the fair association has committed $50,000 to the project. Tourism council member and Orange Park Mayor Jim Renninger voted against the $30,000 expenditure and complained about the council committing additional funds to the repairs before obtaining the exact amount of total repair costs. Slaybaugh reported that the North Florida Hunter Jumper Association Winter Series will last three weeks beginning on Jan. 15. The U.S. Equestrian Federationaffiliated event was originally scheduled for four weeks. Some council members said they were concerned that participants in the event were staying at a Duval County Best Western. However, the events promotional literature lists Orange Parks Hilton Garden Inn as its host hotel and also recommends Fleming Islands Sleep Inn and Suites and Green Cove Springs River Park Inn as alternative hotels. Cindy Stewart, executive director of the Shepherds Center of Orange Park, gave the council an overview of Clay County History Month. The series of events will be held in March and will coincide with Floridas Heritage Month. Slaybaugh said a small independent film entitled Perfect Love was recently filmed in Green Cove Springs and that scenes for a television show will be filmed at the historic courthouse in Green Cove Springs in the coming weeks. Council members discussed creating a film development committee with one or two Tourism Development Council members sitting on the new committee. The purpose of the panel would be to foster public-private partnerships and bring more film projects to Clay County. Beseler against marijuana legalization BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The spokesperson for Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said the sheriff supported a resolution passed by the Florida Sheriffs Association opposing the legalization of marijuana in Florida. In a Jan. 16 statement, the association said Floridas sheriffs believe that approving broad exceptions to current state and federal law that would allow doctors to authorize use of marijuana for virtually any reason with little regulation will hurt children and families and lead to a lower quality of life for all. The statement said a majority of sheriffs supported the resolution. Mary Justino, public information coordinator for Beseler said he supported the resolution. The association said that the Los Angeles and Denver police departments have reported increased crime rates since their states legalized marijuana. It also said that marijuana use among teens in Colorado is 50-percent higher than the national average. Former Keystone Council member running for county commission Former Keystone Heights Council member and current Public Information Officer for the Clay County School District, Gavin Rollins has filed papers to run for the District 4 County Commission seat. Chereese Stewart is the incumbent for the seat which covers western Clay County, including Keystone Heights, Kingsley Lake, Middleburg and Clay Hill. She is not running for re-election due to term limits. The five-Republican field also includes McRae resident and retired Clay County Fire Marshal Clu Wright, Clay Hill Elementary School teacher Abbie Andrews, Middleburg business owner Steven R. Johnson and Ronnie Coleman. Keystone Heights Council member Tony Brown also filed papers to run for the seat last year, but later withdrew. No Democrats have filed for the seat. Rollins said he has been thinking about running for the county commission for some time. He added that the fact that the District 4 seat is open had a bearing on his decision. Rollins also said he believes Clay County is on the verge of an economic surge and that he wants to facilitate that growth. Rollins brings campaign experience to the race. He also said he opened his campaign account with $20,000. Keystone planning board ordinance BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Keystone Heights Planning and Zoning Board approved, during a Jan. 13 meeting, a new flood ordinance to comply with Federal Emergency Management Agency Requirements. The new law, which regulates construction within FEMAdesignated floodplains, now goes to the city council for final approval. The Keystone Heights ordinance is similar to a Clay County law considered by the county commission earlier in January that applies to unincorporated areas of the county. In other business, the planning and zoning board put off selecting a new chair and vice chair because two board members were not at the Jan. 13 meeting. March 3 is deadline to apply for Clay property tax exemptions The Clay County Property Appraisers office said the statutory deadline to apply for tax exemptions is March 3. First-time applicants must bring their deed, proof of residency, and provide the Social Security numbers of all applicants. Mobile home owners should also bring the title or registration to the mobile home. Applications may be filed at our main office in Green Cove Springs, located on the second floor of the Administration Building, or at our Orange Park branch office located at 1518 Park Ave. Once the initial application has been filed and granted, your exemption application will be automatically renewed each January, and a renewal notice will be mailed to you. If you still live in the home, and qualify for the exemption, no action is required; keep the notice as your receipt and continue to enjoy the benefits of lower taxes. It is your responsibility to notify the property appraiser if your See TAX, 3A

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A T oll Free: 877-656-2483 Fax: 877-656-2484 Melr oseAccounting. PO Box 1430 2638-3 State Road 21 Melrose, FL, 32666 352-475-2100 Last Will and Testament Power of Attorney & Living Wills Living Trusts Probate Administration Real Estate and Closings Deed Preparation Contracts Family and Juvenile Law Criminal and Traffic Matters 189 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FLFirmofVeRonicaROwens@aol.comwww.VeRonicaROwens.com VeRonica R. Owens Attorney at Law James 4:12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save. Infants: $100/wk1 yr old: $ 80/wk2 yr old:$ 75/wk3 yr old:$ 70/wkVPK wrap around:$ 50/wkBefore & After School:$ 55/wk www.InLovingHands.bizCR 315C McRaeLic#CO4CL0026 CR 315 C in McRae eligibility for exemptions has changed. For more information, please visit our website at www.ccpao. com, or contact our office at 904-284-6305 to speak with an exemption specialist. TAX Continued from 2A Lawyer: Clay County cannot regulate EZBase BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A lawyer for the Clay County Commission told the board that it cannot prohibit the use of EZBase within the county and can neither regulate its use. Chief Assistant County Attorney Frances J. Moss told commissioners during a Jan. 14 board meeting that state law and Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations have sole jurisdiction over the use of the coal ash byproduct produced by the Jacksonville Electric Authoritys Northside Generating Plant. Last December, commissioners asked the countys legal department to assess the countys options in controlling the JEA byproduct after Middleburg resident and county commission candidate Steve Johnson complained that the material remained on his property. In 2009, the utility delivered several tons of the material to Johnsons 30-acre property. However, because the Florida Department of Environmental Protection only permitted EZBase for use in roads, the agency demanded Johnson remove it from his land. The utility subsequently removed the byproduct from the Middleburg property. However, in Dec. 2013, Johnson complained that some of the material remained on his land. He added that thousands of tons of EZBase remained throughout Clay County and that the compound posed a public safety hazard. In 2012, after Johnson first alerted commissioners to the use of EZBase within the county, fight off nervousness during last years competitions, added that this year he is guarding against the opposite hazard: overconfidence. He also said he has been studying up to four hours a day for the competition. Both Smith and Ludwig will compete in the countywide spelling bee on Jan. 23 at Plantation Oaks Elementary School. Moss told commissioners that because FDEP permitted EZBase as a limestone substitute in road building, the county could not prohibit its use within the county. She added that when the material is improperly used, resulting in its classification as a solid waste, FDEP retains jurisdiction over the product, even though the county has an ordinance prohibiting the disposal of solid waste within the county that is not generated within the county. During the Jan. 14 meeting, Moss also said that a bill passed in 2013, and signed into law further relaxes the regulation of coal byproducts produced by electricity generation. Commissioners asked Moss to write a letter to Clay County representatives in Tallahassee expressing concern over the new law. Bees by the Bay coming to Melrose The Lake Area Beekeepers Club and Gallery 26 are sponsoring Bees by the Bay at Gallery 26 in Melrose on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and features the following segments: 10:15 a.m. Basics to beekeeping, 11:30 a.m. Honeybee biology, 1:30 p.m. Making honey mead, 2 p.m. Childrens story time and 2:45 p.m. Growing wildflowers. After the event, the Killer Bs will be performing at a dance within Gallery 26 from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission for the dance is $10. SPELL Continued from 1A Clay school district credit outlook downgraded BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Fitch ratings downgraded its credit outlook for the Clay County School District from stable to negative because of weakening reserve levels, the rating agency said in a Jan. 17 press release. The bond rating agency did not change its ratings for the two district debt issues it evaluates, keeping an A+ rating for the districts $53 million in certificates of participation and a AAgrade for $2.7 million in state revenue bonds. However, it warned that those evaluations could change. Failure to demonstrate the expected continual strengthening of financial reserves to more historical levels over the next couple of years would likely result in a downgrade of the rating, Fitch said. The bond rating agency said that at the beginning of 2012, the district had a healthy unrestricted general fund balance of $19.7 million. However, in 2012, with the loss of federal stimulus funds, the district posted an operating deficit of $9.3 million. The following year, the district recorded another operating deficit of $6 million due to an unexpected decrease in student enrollment which reduced state educational revenues to the district. Fitch added that the 2013 deficit was also increased by $3.3 million in additional spending for new hires, a salary step increase for teachers and additional benefit costs. Fitch said that in spite of low reserve levels, the districts debt ratios remain low, and the countys socioeconomic profile is favorable, with higher than average median family income, a lower than average poverty rate and an unemployment rate lower than state and national levels. During a Jan. 16 school board meeting, before Fitch released its bond ratings and credit outlook, George Copeland, assistant superintendent for business affairs, told board members that if Fitch downgrades the districts bond rating, the district would pay higher interest rates for future bond issues. St. Johns Missionary Baptist installs new pastor BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church installed the Rev. Alvin W. Oliver as its new pastor during a Dec. 12 service. The church is located on C.R. 219 in Melrose. Oliver is a resident of Palatka. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two children and two grandchildren. He has been a member of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Palatka since 1993. He was ordained as a deacon in 1994, licensed into the gospel ministry in 2003 and ordained as a minister in 2011 under the leadership of the Rev. Clarence Mallory. Oliver received a certification in theology from the International Theological Center in Atlanta in 2008. In a note to the congregation, Oliver wrote, It gives me great pleasure and joy to be able to thank all of you for your support. I am very thankful, most of all, for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for keeping and blessing me down through the years. One thing I have learned is to stay humble and remain faithful in all things. The Rev. Alvin W. Oliver and his wife Phyllis Oliver. Photo by Cornelius Clayton. CCSO Pipes and Drums going to Scotland The Clay County Sheriffs Office Pipes and Drums will be travelling to Scotland in June to participate in the 700 th anniversary and reenactment of the Battle of Bannockburn. The 1314 two-day conflict is a keystone in Scottish history, and led to Scotlands independence from England in 1328. Forces under Robert the Bruce routed an English army under the command of King Edward II. The June 23-24 reenactment is expected to draw 45,000 visitors. The Pipe and Drums organization is raising money for the trip by selling its 2014 calendar and by collecting donations. Go to http://ccsopd. com/ for more information. Womans Club selling trash and treasure The Keystone Heights Womans Club is holding a trash and treasure sale on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The club is located at 6747 Womans Club Drive. Melrose Chili Cook Off The Seventh Annual Melrose Chili Cook Off is Saturday Feb. 1. Free Registration begins at 10 a.m. Judging by public opinion is at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Melrose Public Library. The cook off will be at Chiappinis Gas Station at the Corner of SR 21 and SR 26. No electricity is available, bring gas stoves to keep warm and soup scoopers. A 50/50 raffle drawing will be held prior to announcing the winners. For More Information, contact Debbie Ellingham at 352-2583531. All Chili is available for tasting for $3.00 a spoon and for sale at $5.00 a pint. Faith Presbyterian renovations The sanctuary of Faith Presbyterian Church at Midway is undergoing renovations. The Sunday morning worship service is being held at 11 a.m. in Neale Hall. Refreshments are served. Call 475-1721 for more information. LRM Legals 1/23/14 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801,83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:00 A.M., (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 323, containing misc. household items. 1/16 2tchg 1/23-LRM VOTER REGISTRATION THE CITY OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MARCH 4, 2014 City residents who wish to vote in the City of Keystone Heights citywide election on March 4, 2014 must be registered to vote with the Supervi sor of Elections Office of Clay Coun ty by February 3, 2014. Voters who need to register may con tact the Supervisor of Elections Of fice of Clay County via telephone at (904)-269-6350 or visit their website at www.clayelections.com for more instructions and requirements. 1/23 1tchg-LRM NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Personal property of the following tenants will be sold for cash or oth erwise disposed of to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Stat utes, Self Storage Facility Act, Sec tions 83.806-83.807. Auction will be held of Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Melrose Mini Storage, 827 N. SR 21, Melrose, FL 32666. Phone (352) 475-5000. All items may not be available on the date of the sale. TENANT NAME, Jason OBerry UNIT #28, DESCRIPTION, House hold. 1/23 2tchg 1/30-LRM LEGALS

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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The chair of the Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board went over the history of the citys redevelopment agency and outlined some plans for its future, in a speech before the Keystone Lake Area Business Association on Jan. 13. Deirdre Murphy told the business leaders that the goal of the CRA and its advisory board is to attract visitors to the city and customers to their businesses. We are doing this for you, she said. The whole point is to promote economic growth in the downtown district so that everybody wins. Murphy said that to attract more visitors to the city, Keystone must distinguish itself from its neighbors and build a unique identity. People want the charm of a small town, she said, but one that takes pride in itself. Murphy also explained the difference between the CRA, which is made up of city council members, and her group, the advisory council, which makes recommendations to the agency. She also said the agencys work is based on small, incremental improvements over time, rather than single, major projects. It is a layering effect, she said. Just because we put in a couple new trash receptacles, thats not the wow. Its the trash receptacles, and then new benches, and then flowering planters, and then its more facade grants or other things that we can do to enhance the community. Murphy told the group about the Keystone CRAs 2010 presidents award from the Florida Redevelopment Association. She also listed the CRAs projects, including a welcome sign near Keystone Beach, facade upgrades for downtown businesses, new trash receptacles and benches for the downtown area. She also said the agency brought the Our Country 4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Redevelopment adviser: everybody wins Deirdre Murphy, chair of the Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board, points out the boundaries of the citys community redevelopment district to the Keystone Lake Area Business Association on Jan. 13. Keystone Heights Elementary School straight-A students Fourth grade (l-r), front row: Christopher Anderson, Ethan Brown, Riley Draney and Lindsay Hovsepian. Middle row: Lucas Horton, Megan Herndon, Liam Kane and Ryan Krahn. Back row: Taylor Korth, Jack Lewandowski and Caleb Moncrief. Fifth grade (l-r), front row: Evan Andrews, Lisa Strickland, Alyssa Norman and Aidan Perkins. Middle row: Piper Pescara, Luke Van Zant, Colton Tibbetts and Shawn Dukes. Back row: Sam Vorn, Camryn Williams. Sixth grade (l-r), front row: Emily Loose, Ashton Ludwig, Sophia Kicklighter and Christopher Resti. Middle row: Kelsei Rehberg, Benjamin Tran, Savannah Wilson and Benjamin Wacha. Back row: Isabelle Woodell, Ashton Ward and William Yeldell. See CRA, 5A

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A 4-Wheel Alignment$5995 Keystone District Office 352-473-4917 clayelectric.com at 204 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 352-475-2177 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 4-8PMAll Lake Area 6th thru 12th graders invitedMusic Food Fun!...And its FREE! Jake Calhoun Music by: Jake Calhoun & the Chasers & the Chasers BRING A FRIEND OR YOUR WHOLE YOUTH GROUP!For more information please call the Trinity Melrose office or find us on Facebook www.SchoolKidzHangout.com 165 SE Nightingale StreetKeystone Heights Lic#CO4CL0097 Good Shepherd Lutheran Chur ch (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) gslcstarke@aol.com Everyone W elcome!Children s Church 10 a.m. Estate SaleLOG HOME KITSAMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING LIQUIDATION OF LAND DEVELOPERS ESTATE View at www.thegreatamericanlogco.com Ready Only Reply. Call 704-602-3035 ask for Accounting Dept. 3 Log Homes selling for BALANCE OWED. FREE DELIVERYBALANCE OWED $17,000 BALANCE OWED $22,900 BALANCE OWED $15,700 Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR WORSHIP S unshine Worship in our Fellowship Hall message by Laurie Stark i n our Multi Ministry Worship Center i n our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on M ark 5: 35-42 D inner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) B ible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. The Church with a BIG HEAR T where the Word of God is faithfully taught! Ministries for Children (all ages) & Youth Sunday & Wednesday! Keystone Heights Elementary School straight-A students Day fireworks display back to downtown Keystone Heights. Murphy also reminded the group about last falls Scarecrow Strut, an event promoted by Murphys group that she said was the brainchild of Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. The mayor, who was also at the meeting, told association members that the CRA is considering expanding its boundaries, north on S.R. 21 and west along S.R. 100. She emphasized that the move would not extend the city limits, but only the boundaries of the redevelopment agency, which she said would earmark county property taxes for local redevelopment projects. VyStar replacing cards for victims of Target breach VyStar Credit Union said it is replacing bank cards for members whose card numbers and personal identification numbers were compromised in a security breach at Target Stores in November and December. Target said intruders into its network stole the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 70 million people, and the bank card numbers and personal identification numbers of 40 million customers. VyStar CEO and General Manager Terry West said holders of the credit unions cards can set up automatic text or email notifications, alerting card holders whenever their cards have been used. Middleburg KFC sold Store Master Funding V of Scottsdale, Ariz. purchased the KFC Restaurant in Middleburg for $929,947 from Chadhury and Hines Chicken of Wethersfield, Conn. Third grade (l-r), front row: Jade Budny, Gavin Briscoe, Abigail Corbet and Kendall Carter. Middle row: Rachel Cantrell, Gianna Crosley, Steven Dong and Courtney Dyches. Back row: Kenneth Edsall, Alison Herndon, Arynn James, Haley Kenny and Ian Kruzan. Third grade (l-r), front row: Caden Lott, Matthew Golden, Shawn Marinello and Garrett McDilda. Middle row: Caleb Mize, Jerremy Miller, Michael Mathews and Emma Moore. Back row: Hunter Sarman, Lillian Paul, Joshua Smith, Kayleigh Stokes and Colton Walls. Sixth grade (l-r), front row: Perla Alonzo, Matthew Forshee, Casey DeWitt and Remington Draney. Middle row: Kayla Elliott, Brian Armstrong, Vanessa Kruzan and Courtlin Gentry. Back row: Lauren Hix, Madison Heskett, Tyler Friedlin and Brendan Lee. CRA Continued from 4A

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6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 S hear Creations (352) 478-8130 C all for Your Appointment Today! Child porn charges added after COs arrest BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The water has gotten even hotter for a former Bradford County correctional deputy accused of sexual battery. The sheriffs office has kept details quiet as they work with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate allegations against Robert V. Melton. Additional charges were said to be likely, and Melton, 59, was rearrested on 12 additional charges Jan. 15. The sexual battery allegations involve a child victim. Now Melton has been charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography as well as promoting or distributing sexual performance by a child. His original arrest for sexual battery also involved a child pornography charge, according to court records. After obtaining a search warrant for Meltons Starke home and a storage shed, investigators recovered computers, a mobile phone and other items. What they found established probable cause for the new charges, said Capt. Brad Smith of the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. Melton, who had been released after his bond was set at $85,000, was rearrested at his home without incident on Jan. 15. Booked at the Bradford County Jail, he was transferred to an undisclosed correctional facility for his protection. Smith said he was being held on a total bond of $1.2 million. Melton was hired by BCSO in 2007. He submitted a handwritten resignation at the time of his original arrest. FDLE brought the allegations to the attention of the sheriffs office. Clay Electric warns members about nationwide email scam Clay Electric said that utilities around the nation are reporting that some of their customers have received bogus email bill statements. Although Clay Electric hasnt received reports of members receiving emails that solicit payments or request personal information, the co-op is urging its members to be aware and alert. Members should delete any suspicious emails and not click on any links that may accompany the emails, said Derick Thomas, director of Clay Electrics Member & Public Relations Department. According to Thomas, Clay Electric does not send emails that threaten or require immediate action to provide personal information. We urge our members to ignore suspicious requests for personal information such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, user names and passwords, or Social Security numbers, Thomas said. We ask our members to delete all suspicious emails that require immediate action to verify or provide personal information. Recently, Clay Electric has received reports that two commercial accounts it serves in Clay County were the target of attempted scams. The two businesses reported that someone claiming to represent the co-op contacted them about making payment on an overdue bill. In one case, a payment for more than $2,000 was requested, and the caller wanted the money wired. The utility said it encourages the businesses it serves to be very suspicious of anyone who calls and claims he or she represents the co-op and wants to be paid for an overdue bill. The cooperative does not collect past due amounts in this manner. If the caller asks you to wire money or use a prepaid debit card, thats a red flag, said Bruce McHollan, director of Clays Information and Communication Technology Department. If you have any doubt at all, hang up and call Clay Electric at 800-224-4917 and confirm if any payment is due. Clay Electric sends a reminder letter and makes an automated reminder call when bills are past due. Interlachen woman exchanges deputy An Interlachen woman was hospitalized after being shot four times by a Putnam County deputy early Monday morning. According to the sheriffs office, around 1:30 a.m. Diana Conner, 61, called 911 to report a suspicious person messing around with her air conditioner. A deputy could find no one on the property and Conner refused to make contact with the responding officer. The sheriffs office said that Conner, who remained in telephone contact with dispatchers, refused to believe that the deputy outside was a law enforcement officer, even after he turned on his emergency lights. The responding deputy left after verifying the residence was safe and there were no prowlers. At approximately 3:30 a.m., deputies were called back to Conners residence after neighbors indicated Conner was calling them to complain of possible prowlers around her property. When deputies again responded to the home at 131 Twin Lake Grove Drive, Conner came outside in the driveway armed with a rifle. Officers identified themselves and ordered Conner to lay down the weapon. She instead opened fire with the rifle. Deputy Thomas Burger returned fire, striking Conner four times. The 61-year-old was transported to UF Health in Gainesville where she remains in the intensive care unit. The sheriffs office said that, in accordance with agency policy, Burger has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation. CCSO Mourns Death of Detention Deputy Clay County Sheriffs Office members are mourning the death of a coworker, 46-year-old Detention Deputy Brian Cason. Coworkers became concerned when Cason did not arrive for his Jan. 15 shift at the Clay County Jail. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office was contacted and a wellness check was conducted at Casons home in Jacksonville. JSO made entry into the home and discovered Cason deceased in his bed. Preliminary information provided by JSO is that there were no signs of foul play. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. Detention Deputy Brian Cason was hired by the Clay County Sheriffs Office in July of 2012. His supervisors and coworkers describe him as a hard-working, helpful, quiet man. Prior to joining the CCSO, Cason worked for the Florida State Prison System. He was married with adult children. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office is the lead agency in regards to the investigation of Casons death. Attention All Former Miss KHHS Winners Plans are underway for the 50th Anniversary of the Miss KHHS Scholarship Pageant for Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the KHHS Cafeteria. We are inviting all former titleholders to attend this event. There will be a stage presentation of former winners during the program. There will be a reception for former winners at 5:45 p.m. During that time, instructions will be given for the stage presentation and light refreshments will be served. Please contact Lynn Dickinson at 352-473-1489 or email lmdickinson@oneclay.net if you are attending so that we can prepare for your participation. Talent takes the stage this weekend The Santa Fe College Bradford Fest Talent Showdown will take place this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Bradford High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Up to 20 talented acts will be performing in competition and a chance to try out for the Suwannee River Jam, and country band Crewsn Myles of Lake Butler will also entertain. The annual event is sponsored by Lake Area McDonalds. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and under. Children 5 and under enter for free. Get your tickets at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center, or pay at the door. The funds raised by Bradford Fest events helps send students to college. Fifteen acts are currently slated to perform. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. Pr. 26:17

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Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Michael may not recognize Lowyn. But 8 months ago his cooling technique saved her life. UFHealth.orgWhen Lowyn Yancey was born, a pinched umbilical cord kept her brain from getting oxygen for several minutes. A cooling technique developed by Dr. Michael Weiss at UF Health helped her brain recover, and today shes a healthy little girl. Michael and Lowyn share an important, if invisible, connection one that helps us move medicine forward.UF Health and Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a rematch of last years District 5-2A championship match, but the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team couldnt win its second straight title, losing 3-0 to Santa Fe on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. The Raiders (24-1) played a physical match that Keystone head coach Kenny Seneca said was no different from the teams two regular-season meetings, which Santa Fe won by scores of 4-2 and 2-0. Theyre a very physical team. The other two times we played them, they were physical, Seneca said, adding, Sometimes it gets in (the Keystone players) heads when it gets physical out there. Keystone (17-8-1) will have to travel to Ocala to play defending state champion Trinity Catholic in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Trinity Catholic (14-3-1), which earned the right to host by defeating Umatilla 8-0 for the District 6 championship, defeated the Indians 8-0 in last years regional semifinals. We played them last year, so we kind of know what to expect, Seneca said. Its going to be very challenging. Keystone and Santa Fe appeared as if they would play a scoreless first half, but the Raiders Kim Melton was in the right place at the right time, collecting a rebound and scoring after teammate Taylor Martin missed a shot directly in front of the goal. That put the Raiders up 1-0 with approximately Santa Fe defeats Keystone for District 5 championship 12 minutes remaining until halftime. We knew if we went out there and played our game, that we could beat them, Seneca said. It just didnt go our way tonight. They got a lucky break in the first half on their first goal and kind of got momentum from there. If things had one our way and we had gotten that break, you never know. The Indians set themselves up with a good scoring opportunity in the 18 th minute, with Julia Osteen and Raychel Trimble passing the ball back and forth down the field. Trimble received the ball inside the box, but was unable to get the ball past the Santa Fe goalie. Santa Fe had several good looks in the first half, but misfired on some opportunities, with Arzie making several nice See DISTRICT, 5B B-U Technical Center is proud owner of 2 new trucks BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kirk Abercrombie and Robert Lyons are too old to ask Santa Claus for toy trucks. How about the real thing, then? The two men are the instructors for the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program, which received a gift in the form of two semi trucks from Florida Gateway College. Christmas may have passed, but the timing was perfect for the technical center program. The three trucks students take out on the road each have at least 1 million miles. Christmas was a little less than a month ago, but this is truly Christmas in January, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth said during a Jan. 17 reception and key exchange. Added Abercrombie: Its been a long time coming. Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish both thanked Congressman Ted Yoho, who was present, for helping speed up the process. Approval of the transfer of titles had to be gained from the Department of Labor, which funded a grant Florida Gateway College used to purchase the vehicles. The request wound up sitting on a desk for months, Reddish said. Thats when Yoho stepped in. He helped them to understand how critical it was the timeliness of this transfer, Reddish said. We were towing our trucks in every other week See TRUCKS, 6B RIGHT: Madison Colaw (foreground) beats a Santa Fe player to the ball. BELOW: Raychel Trimble (left) battles a Santa Fe player for control of a throw-in. Participating in a Jan. 17 key exchange are (l-r) Congressman Ted Yoho, Tracy Hickman, Florida Gateway president, operational programs, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish. Bradford assistant superintendent of schools, enjoys a the wheel.

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Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 17 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. All profits will go toward funding Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. The 2014 Bradford High School Tornado alumni softball game is this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the high school stadium behind Bradford Middle School and the Bradford-Union Technical Center. A homerun derby starts the event at 5 p.m., followed by the game at 6 p.m. Come out and watch BHS players of the past and present. Talent Fest Showdown is Jan. 25 BHS to host alumni softball game Jan. 25 Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meeting Judy Jull, a master weaver and colonial archaeologist, will be featured at the Monday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which will be held at IHOP in Starke at 10:30 a.m. Jull will share her experiences at a dig and talk about the art of Deadline to enter Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Fest is Jan. 24 The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School au ditorium at 7 p.m. Contestants will compete in Western wear, talent, party dress, evening wear, photogenic and on-stage question categories in the following age divisions: 4-7 (Little Miss), 8-12 (Junior Miss), 13-17 (Teen Miss) and graduat ing high school seniors-22 years old (Miss). The winner of the Miss division could win a twoyear Santa Fe College schol arship. (Must meet eligibility requirements for college enroll ment.) An orientation will be held Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. The North Florida River Rats weaving, which the colonists brought to America. Visitors are welcome. Any woman 18 years of age or older regardless of race, religion or ethnic backgroundwho can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 for more information. Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivor Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The deadline to enter the pag eant is Friday, Jan. 24. Entry forms may be obtained via email. Please send email requests to thorn99@embarqmail.com. Miss Bradford Fest funds San ta Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. For more information, please call Lisa Tatum at 904-966-1514 or Brenda Thornton at 904-3648266. Register, who was a longtime coach in Bradford County schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943 and was the first person in Hamilton County to achieve such a rank. There is no admission, but those interested in attending are asked to consider a $150 donation to support Scouting in Bradford County. Please RSVP by calling Barry Warren at 352-494-3326 or Terry Vaughan at 904-966-6266. River Rats team seeking players 12U travel baseball team is seeking three to four committed players to complete its spring roster. Players cannot turn 13 before May 1. For more information, please contact Kim Albritton at 386365-0950. Victoria Jolley, of Keystone Heights, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Flagler College. Jolley was one of approximately 177 Flagler seniors at the spring commencement ceremony held Dec. 14 on the college campus in St. Augustine. Army Pvt. Bruce R. Kirksey Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Kirksey is the son of Pamela Spegal of Keystone Heights. He is a 2012 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. Destiny? Prevatts serving food, fun in Starke BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Word on the street was the Prevatt family, which owned Prevatts Sports Bar and Grill in Middleburg, was going to open a restaurant in Starke. Jackson Prevatt and his son Brandon said they werent sure how those rumors started, but after hearing them they thought theyd take a ride to Starke and see if there was a location that would suit their purposes. The result made rumor become reality. The family, which also includes Jacksons son, Jason, opened its second restaurant located on Call Street in the former Mama Mias location in late November. We wanted to expand and take on new responsibilities and challenges, Brandon said. Brandon said the family kept getting asked all kinds of questions about opening a restaurant in Starke and even closing the restaurant in Middleburg. It was strange as the family had no plans of expanding at that point in time. We heard a bunch of different versions of how we were ultimately moving to Starke, and everybody was sure of it, Brandon said. We didnt want to let anybody down. Starke was at the top of Jackson Prevatts list anyway when it came to possible sites for a second restaurant. He was born and raised there. My dad was a preacher here in town and had a little church called Airpark, right there between the high school and the middle school, Jackson said. I grew up about a block from there on Collins Street off of Pratt (Street). I walked to every school Ive ever been to. I walked to Starke Elementary, walked to the middle school and then walked to the high school. Ive been here all my life up until I got to be an adult. It was Middleburg where Jacksons sons primarily grew up. The strip-mall site where the family opened the first Prevatts had been the site to a couple of different restaurants covering a period of more than 30 years. Brandon said the only reason those previous restaurants closed was health issues with the owners. It had proven it was going to do all right, Brandon said. Brandon said he and his brother used to hang out at the restaurant that preceded Prevatts, so they were familiar with the locale. The brothers, who had experience in sales, thought opening a restaurant there would be a fun thing to do. For Jackson, the business seemed like a good way to reconnect with his sons. His job in sales and marketing for Delta Airlines kept him away from See PREVATT, 4B Jolley graduates from Flagler College Kirksey graduates from basic training ABOVE: Jackson is pictured with sons Jason (left) and Brandon. LEFT: Jenny Moss prepares a pitcher of beer. Cory Tennant mans the grill in the kitchen menu items are prepared upon order.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B I RS IRS NOGEL S AUTO SALES NOEGEL S AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. T emple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, W ACwww .noegels.com $799DOWN ONL Y $899 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN and a (352) 478-81302 90 South Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Refreshments Super Sales Drawings Door Prizes Sh ear Creations A Hair & Nail Salon SAT JAN 25TH 12 3PM Need not be present to wn Win Me Fille d with GOODIES! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties : Bradford Christopher Dewayne Alexander, 41, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 15 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Samuel Reese Box, 19, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for trespassing. Bond was set at $2,000. Marcus Kevin Bradley, 57, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Bradley attacked an acquaintance after accusing him of trying to steal his phone. The victim was in Bradleys home at the time of the incident and started to leave on his bicycle after Bradley had become angry about the phone. Bradley grabbed the victim, pulled him off the bike and kicked him several times in the face with a steel-toe boot, according to the report. He then made several threats to the victim as he rode away, following him for several miles. The police officer later found Bradley at his home and noted in the report he was highly intoxicated and uncooperative during the arrest. Bond was set at $25,000. Dameon Daquen Butler, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for eight charges of possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Marshall Copeland, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, police were called to Walmart after someone wearing a striped shirt was observed walking through the parking lot trying to open car doors. The officer spotted Copeland in the Dickeys BBQ parking lot wearing a striped shirt. Copeland stated he was waiting for a friend to pick him up. After checking system records, the officer found that Copeland had been trespassed from Walmart last February and arrested him for trespassing. Bond was set at $500. Kimberly Mae Cornwall, 37, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 20 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Ted Bernard Curtis, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000. Rebecca Lynn Gerding, 40, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Janeka Breanne Greene, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 13 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Greene was observed by a Walmart compliance officer taking a phone case and charger off the shelf, walking around the store and taking the items out of the packaging, and then putting them in her purse. When she walked past the final point of sale, she was detained and police called. Several other stolen items were also found in her purse. Bond was set at $2,000. Stephen Louis Heslar, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Lisa Michelle Mackey, 23, of Sanderson was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Carlis Manning, 48, of Maxville was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop for a headlight being out on U.S. 301 and Adams Street in Starke. Therious O. McCloud, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police on a warrant for battery, burglary and obstructing justice. According to the offense report for the warrant, McCloud went to an ex-girlfriends apartment on Jan. 9 and pushed his way in, demanding she return his phone charger. The victim told McCloud she had thrown it away, but would buy him a new one. McCloud then became angry and started yelling at the victim. He then punched her in the face before leaving the scene. While police were interviewing the victim the same day, McCloud called the victim, asking why she called the police. The victim put the phone on speaker, and they heard McCloud threaten the victim and her family if she didnt do something to get the police to back off of him. After his arrest, bond was set at $50,000 for the three charges. Ronald W. Nugent, 55, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of drugs. The warrant is from an incident last year on Oct. 26 when Nugent was observed leaving a residence known for drug activity and stopped later by the officer. After questioning, Nugent gave the officer a cigarette pack containing crack, but he was released at the time due to health conditions. Bond was set at $2,500. Lakeefia Keanna Risby, 25, of Starke was arrested Jan. 15 by Starke police for child neglect. According to the arrest report, police were called to Orangewood Apartments about an unsupervised 4-year-old. The report said the child knocked on a neighbors apartment door and told the person that answered that she was home alone and scared, and that her mother had left her to go to the store. Risby, the mother, was reached at her place of employment by the police officer and returned to her home. She told the officer she had briefly gone to her workplace to retrieve some paperwork. Risby was arrested and the child was turned over to her aunt for care. Kevin Laroy Sullivan, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000. Troy Blaine Tetstone, 25, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs. A deputy was called to a residence in the Graham area for a dispute and went to speak with Tetstone, who was seated in a vehicle. The deputy smelled marijuana from the car, and a search turned up a small bag with marijuana residue and two pills that were identified as morphine. Bond was set at $5,000. Jardian Darrell Thomas, 23, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies on a warrant from Alachua County for grand theft. Bond was set at $5,000. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 14 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Keystone/Melrose Ernest Dyal, 51, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 20 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. David Frew, 53, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for felony battery and resisting arrest without violence. Cynthia Roberts, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 15 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Hannah Thomas, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Matthew Torrent, 29, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 16 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Union Johnny Lee Thomas Jr., 43, of Douglas, Ga., was arrested Jan. 15 by Union deputies on a warrant for two charges of felony probation violation. Bond was set at $50,000. Marquise Rashad Williams, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 16 by Union deputies for burglary, battery, trespassing, aggravated battery on law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and criminal mischiefproperty damage. According to the arrest report, the charges stem from several incidents that occurred in the past four weeks in Union County. On Dec. 24, deputies were called to investigate a domestic violence call at Santa Fe Mobile Home Park. The victim accused Williams of choking her during an argument. She also said he broke into her home and trashed it, and stole some items from the residence. Also, a person at the mobile home park told deputies he and Williams were arguing outside the victims home when Williams kicked the persons car, putting a large dent in the side. Williams could not be located at the mobile home park, but deputies did find him several days later near the intersection of S.R. 238 and S.R. 231 in Lake Butler. Williams took off running when he spotted the deputies, and one deputy was injured during the chase in the dark when he ran into a metal clothesline. Williams escaped again, and on Jan. 12 he showed back up at the female victims home and slapped her in the face and left. He turned himself in to the sheriffs office Jan. 16 and was arrested. Dwight Delano Parker, 38, of Lake Butler and Latisha Diane Parker, 38, of Lake Butler were arrested Jan. 14 by Union deputies, and both were charged with battery and disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, the married couple got into an argument that escalated to a physical fight at the Kangaroo in Lake Butler. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union

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Bradford Parents Athletic season is under way 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Starke Chiropracticwww.starkechiropractic.com Email: info@starkechiropractic.com 225 South Orange Street Starke, Florida904-368-0011 MASSAGE THERAPYBy Rebecca Hinson, LMTMA58310 MM24866 WOW!After 4 years Only$57 1-Hour Massage $3530-min. MassageCHIROPRACTIC SERVICESDr. Martin SlaughterNATL REGISTRY CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER Auto Accident Injuries Headaches Neck & Back Pain DOT PhysicalsOPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9AM UNTIL 6PM I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA904-964-3350Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 f axMARGARE T ANDERSON 101 1 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties The Bradford Parents Athletic Association kicked off its inaugural season of recreation flag footballopen to boys and girlson Jan. 11. Two teams compete in the 5-7-year-old division, two teams compete in the 8-10 division and four teams compete in the 11-13 division. Games, which are expected to run through Feb. 22, are held on Saturday mornings at the Edwards Road Sports Complex. This was offered as a winter sport because not much is available from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day to keep kids physically active. Members of the association said they were pleased with the turnout. l-r) Bryson Huggins, Grayson Jennings and Foster Smith wait for the ball to be hiked by Ryland Rike. Photos courtesy of Patricia Cook. home. It just seemed like a great opportunity for us to be together, Jackson said. I mean, really, that was my whole goal just to spend time with them. The lack of restaurant experience and a bad time to open a business in light of the economy at the time did nothing to deter the family, which opened Prevatts Sports Bar & Grill approximately four years ago. We just jumped in like idiots, Brandon said, laughing, with Jackson adding, Yeah, were not the smartest group in town. We just decided to go with it. The start of the restaurant kept Brandon pretty busy. When we first opened the restaurant, technically Dad was still working full time for Delta, and my brother was still working full time for a mortgage company, he said. I ran the restaurant pretty much night and day and lived in it for about a year. I dont think we really had time to figure out if we were successful or not. We just kind of rolled with it. There was just a ton of stuff to do all the time. Now, theres a lot of work involved in trying to get a second restaurant established. You constantly have something to do, Brandon said. Theres a lot of responsibility. Not only that, to have a successful restaurant in these smaller towns, you have to provide the customers with entertainment and things to do. Just coming and eating dinner isnt enough. Prevatts hosts poker and pool tournaments, for example, and offers cornhole on Tuesday nights. Live music is also a staple of Prevatts. We want you to come in and eat, but we want you to hang out for a little while, too, Brandon said. Grab a beer, enjoy your friends, watch some sports, play a game. Offering various activities and entertainment does not mean the Prevatt family members do not take pride in the food they serve. Prevatts cuts its own chicken strips and steaks, and makes its own sauces and dressings. Everything is cooked to order. We cook everything fresh, Brandon said. Theres nothing under a heat lamp ever. The menu offers the usual items you would find in any similar restaurant, but there are differences. We tried to make it a little different than your typical sports bar that specializes in wings and burgers, Jackson said. I mean, we have those, and we have very good ones, but we came up with stuffed potatoes, which you dont see in many other places. Brandon said the common belief is the simpler the menu, the better. Well, that doesnt Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website, or call the fair office at 904-964-5252. Important info for 2014 Bradford County Fair PREVATT Continued from 2B necessarily work in a small town where some people are apt to eat at a restaurant almost every day. Therefore, Prevatts offers quite an extensive list of items as well as rotating daily specials. We have options, Brandon said. If you cant find three or four things on our menu you like, you might not like food much. For the Prevatts, Starke is home; Middleburg is home. They want their restaurants to feel like home. Its why Jackson says employees work with the Prevatts instead of for the Prevatts. I dont really ever look as anybody working for me, Jackson said. They work with us. We make it more of a family. Youre part of it. Youre not just an employee; youre part of this place. The same goes for those who choose to stop and dine. The Prevatts want to chat with you and get to know you if they dont already. Really, thats what makes the effort required to run a restaurant worth it. Its a lot of hard work, but its fun work, Brandon said. Its not really hard to get up and go hang out with your friends. In the end, the Prevatt family members want to be more than restaurant owners. They want to become immersed in the communities they serve. You dont want to just be a business, Jackson said. You want to be part of the fabric of what makes the community what it is. To do that, you need to participate. You need to be part of it. It seems the Prevatts were destined to become a part of the Starke community. They dont know how those rumors of opening a restaurant in Starke began, but theyre happy to now be there. Its like coming back home, Jackson said. Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) Katie Collins is a tray of drinks to get your meal started. Bryant Gay, who was in town from Panama City to undergo training at the BradfordUnion Technical Tammy Cooper. Al Stefanelli looks the menu and his girlfriend, Dedra Stone, burger he ordered for dinner.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B R ESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Drain Cleaning Slab Leaks Remodels Water Heaters Tankless Water Heaters Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction Handicap Accessible Remodels Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction H andicap Accessible Remodels W e accept all Major Credit Cards CFC 1428926 NOR M ANDY HOMES of JAX Normandy Homes of Jacksonville7952-12 NORMANDY BL VD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32221 AX IM E! $ P ALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES $ $ Huge W alk-in Pantry $ P ALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES Visiting Crescent City handed the Union County High School boys basketball team a 60-40 loss on Jan. 18. Parker Hodgson led the Tigers (6-14) with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Trey Spitze had 11 points. Larry Collins and Daryl Watkins each had four points, while Austin Dukes had three points. Watkins also had five assists. The Tigers, who began the week with a 65-54 loss to district opponent Chiefland on Jan. 14, fell to 3-6 in District 7-1A with a 65-35 loss to Williston on Jan. 17 in Lake Butler. Dukes and Geordyn Green scored 10 and nine points, respectively, with Dukes adding seven rebounds. Kyle Mosher had seven points, while Spitze and Hodgson had four and three points, respectively. Watkins added two points. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Union County High Bailey Zinkel posted a doubledouble as the Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team defeated District 5-4A opponent 38-33 on Jan. 14 in Keystone. Zinkel scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds for the Indians (9-13, 3-6 in District 5). Caiylen Gonzales and Karla Casas scored 10 and seven points, respectively, while Alexa Born and Caroline McCormick scored six and three points, respectively. McCormick added four assists. Keystone hosts St. Francis on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The Indians then host West Nassau on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. P.K. Yonge handed the Bradford High School girls basketball team its second District 5-4A loss of the week, defeating the Tornadoes 60-24 on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. Bradford (12-8, 6-4 in District 5) got nine and six points from Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp, respectively. Keshanna Ardley and Meghan Woods scored four and three points, respectively, while Mackenzie Gault had two points. The Tornadoes started off the Juan Grimaldo scored two goals, while Nacho Grimaldo had three assists in Keystone Heights High Schools 7-0 win over Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5-2A tournament on Jan. 20 in Gainesville. The top-seeded Indians were scheduled to play either fourth seed Crescent City or fifth seed P.K. Yonge in a semifinal match on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins that matchup, it will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. All matches are at Citizens Field in Gainesville. In the win over eighth seed KHHS boys advance to district soccer BHS girls lose 2 of 3 district games week with a 63-23 district win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Kemp scored 21 points and had eight assists, while Davis had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ardley and Woods scored nine and eight points, respectively, while Gault had four points. Danique Hudson added another three points. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to Alachua to play district opponent Santa Fe, losing 61-52. Bradford outscored the Raiders in every quarter but the second, in which the Tornadoes were outscored 19-7. Davis and Kemp each had 22 points, with Davis grabbing 12 rebounds and Kemp dishing out eight assists. Ardley and Hudson had four and two points, respectively, while Woods and Faith Anderson each had one point. Bradford will travel to play Fleming Island on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes travel to play Gainesville on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Keystone girls edge Fort White for district win UC girls drop 2 in district Union boys fall to Crescent City Fort White, the Indians also got a goal each from Dylan Beard, Zac Fairbanks, Wyatt Graziano, Zac Hawkins and Cory Hedding. Graziano, Hedding, Karl Dionisi and Juan Grimaldo each had an assist. Prior to the start of the District 5 tournament, Keystone hosted defending Class 2A champion Bolles on Jan. 17, losing 3-1. Graziano had the lone goal. School girls basketball team suffered District 7-1A losses against Chiefland on Jan. 14 and Williston on Jan. 17. Keyambre Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five steals in the 36-26 loss to Chiefland. Qushawn Smith and Nancy Slocum had five and four points, respectively, with Smith adding six rebounds and four steals and Slocum adding four rebounds and four steals. Madison McClellan had two points, while Jordan Howe grabbed nine rebounds. In a 50-28 loss to Williston, Cobb and McClellan scored 13 and nine points, respectively. Smith, who had six rebounds, scored four points, while Slocum had two. The Tigers (3-14) played Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Baker County on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. saves on others. Perhaps Arzies best play was a deflection of a hard shot up and over the goal in the 21 st minute to keep the match scoreless. Keystones Hanna Crane had a one-on-one opportunity against the Santa Fe goalie approximately seven minutes into the second half, but couldnt convert. Arzie made a nice leaping save of one shot in the second half, but the Raiders were able to put two balls into the net in the 11 th and 15 th minutes. The Indians earned their 12 th regional berth in their 14year history by first defeating Newberry 9-1 in the district quarterfinals on Jan. 13 and then defeating Eastside 3-2 in the Jan. 16 semifinals. Crane gave the Indians a 2-0 lead against Eastside, scoring two goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half. (Madison Colaw earned an assist on the second.) The Rams, though, would tie the score, with Emily Lam converting a penalty kick in the 60 th minute and Courtney Rouse scoring in the 70 th minute. With approximately six minutes remaining, Crane added her third goal to give the Indians the win. They fought through and didnt give up, Seneca said. The winner of the KeystoneTrinity Catholic regional quarterfinal match will play the winner between Santa Fe and Umatilla in a regional semifinal match on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins, it would have to travel to play either team. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) DISTRICT Continued from 1B Haley Sweat competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Hamm, Christin Hopkins and Haley Sweat. KHHS hosts annual weightlifting invitational BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School welcomed 11 other schools to the 15 th annual KHHS Girls Weightlifting Invitational, which saw Bradford High School earn six medals and the host school earning one. Gainesville, which was last years runner-up, topped the team standings with a score of 63. Ocala Vanguard, which placed third last year, was this years runner-up with a score of 40. Individuals earned medals for placing first through sixth. Bradford, which was fifth in the team standings with a score of 19, had two lifters earn secondplace medals. Luci Hamm was the runner-up in the 101 class with a 205-pound total (100 bench, 105 clean and jerk), while Christin Hopkins was the runner-up in the 119 class with a 235 total (110, 125). Karen Clark and Autumn Rodgers each placed fourth for the Tornadoes, with Clark compiling a 210 total (100, 110) in the 110 class and Rodgers compiling a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Haley Sweat earned a fifthplace medal for Bradford with a 280 total (135, 145) in the unlimited class, while Jordan Davis earned a sixth-place medal in the 139 class with a 225 total (110, 115). Keystones medal came courtesy of Rachael Shelly Schammert, who placed fifth in the 183 class with a 260 total (130, 130). Other results for Bradford, including exhibition lifters, were: Kierston Boatwright 200 Rachael Shelly Schammert lone medal with Brianna her foot into it during the to Santa Fe in the District 5-2A play Ocala Trinity Catholic in a regional match on Thursday, Jan.

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 C ommercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling M ost Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 W illiamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook Funeral with Burial20 Ga. Metal Casket (4 colors) Vault, Open & Closing Grave, Graveside or Chapel Service with one night visitation. . . . . . .$5,595Funeral with Cremation(Rental Casket with Visitation prior to Services). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,895Direct Cremation with Memorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 d Obituaries d Michael Hintz KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michael K. Hintz, 60, of Keystone Heights, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 21, 1953, in Leer, Germany, the son of Herbert Hintz and the late Marga Hintz. He was the oldest of three siblings, who include Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz. He attended C.W. Post College in Long Island, N.Y., and later graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 1996. He married his wife, Christine Hintz, on Oct. 9, 1976. Some of Michaels favorite hobbies were golfing with friends at Keystone Golf and Country Club, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by: his wife, Christy; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Nathan McKnight; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amalia Hintz and sons Mark Hintz and Kyle Hintz; grandson Leo Hintz; siblings Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz; nephews and niece Jim and Joe Schueller and Lilia and William Hintz; and father, Herbert Hintz. A celebration of life service will be held at Keystone United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. Arrangements in the care of Countryside Funeral Home of Anthony. PAID OBITUARY William Hofmann KEYSTONE HEIGHTS William Frank Bill Hofmann, 90, of Keystone Heights died in Starke Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born July 24, 1923, in Chicago to the late William and Florence (Gillispie) Hofmann and had been a resident of Keystone for the past four years. He served in the United States Army during 19431946, and prior to retirement, he was an inspector for AT&T. He attended St. William Catholic Church in Keystone Heights. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Glennette Glenn; children Debbie (Bill) Pransky of Elmhurst, Ill., Denise (Bill) Teeter of Keystone Heights, Gary (Cindi) Hofmann of Algonquin, Ill., and Rick (Karen) Hofmann of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Jan. 17, at St. William Catholic Church, with Father Mike Williams officiating. Burial for Mr. Hofmann will be at later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Jeannette Mundell Jeannette Mundell KEYSTONE HEIGHTSMrs. Jeannette Mary Mundell, 71, of Keystone Heights passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Daytona Beach to the late George and Theresa (Ahrendts) Meyers and has been a resident of the Keystone Heights area for the past 43 years. Prior to her retiring, she was an administrative assistant for MidFlorida Area Agency on Aging. She was also a homemaker, member of Freedom Baptist Church and was an avid reader. She enjoyed shopping and watching movies, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Mundell was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Curtis Disharoon. Survivors are: her husband of 53 years, George H. Mundell; and their three children, Heather (Len) Bilton of Savannah, Ga., Shawn Mundell of Alpine, Tenn., and Tiffany (Kevin) Crowe of Roswell, Ga. Also left behind are five grandchildren, who knew her as Memom, Austin Disharoon of Savannah, Ga., Nicolas Mundell and Tyler Mundell, both of Alpine, Tenn., and Errin Crowe and Payton Crowe, both of Roswell, Ga. Funeral services were on Jan. 18 at Freedom Baptist Church, with Pastor Ken Herring officiating. The burial followed at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to be made to Radical Life Missions, P.O. Box 1248, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jerry Whitehead Dear Union County Friends, Only one month ago, my children and I lost my husband and their father, Jerry Whitehead. It has been a devastating personal loss to us. Our focus has been solely on grieving his loss and adjusting to life without the genuine love we all felt from and for him. But this community has been there for us. You cant imagine how much you have helped us get through this extremely painful experience. We cant thank you all enough for the outpouring of love and support you have shown our family. You calls, visits, prayers and caring hearts have helped us survive. There is no way we could or can make it without you. I know Jerry is looking down with deep gratitude for all you have done for us in our grief. How he loved the people of Union County! With truly grateful hearts, Tammy, Chelsea, Jake, JackHenry and Presley Whitehead Card of Thanks Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARY Rodney Skaggs KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Rodney L. Skaggs, 83, of Keystone Heights died Dec. 29, 2013, in Palatka. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of AMVETS Post 86 in Keystone Heights and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Skaggs Landscaping in Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Keystone Heights AMVETS Post 86. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Roger Skelton MELROSE Roger Franklin Skelton, 82, of Melrose died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. He was born in Remerton, Ga., June 29, 1931, to the late James and Edna (McGuryt) Skelton and had been a truck driver for Roadway before retiring. He was a longtime resident of the area and was a member of Keystone United Methodist Church, Melrose Masonic Lodge and the Keystone Shrine Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Margaret Katherine; and his daughter, Vickie Hester. He is survived by: his wife of 12 years, Margaret Nelson; children Theresa (Charles) Cooley of Jacksonville and Joylynn (James G.) Lane of Middleburg; stepsons Larry (Dawn) Pullo of Bostwick and Randy Pullo of Ponte Vedra,; sonin-law, Randy Hester of Green Cove Springs; sisters Margaret Lewis of Claxton, Ga., and Jackie Vincent of Alabama, Ga.; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Keystone United Methodist Church, with Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to L.A.M.B., P.O. Box 1385, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. to be repaired. Im telling you, those repairs were not cheap. They were definitely on their last legs. Congressman Yoho made contact with the Department of Labor and told them of our predicament. He encouraged them to make a timely approval and transfer. The very next week, we had the go-ahead. Added Farnsworth: I want to thank him for his efforts in facilitating this transfer and help everyone understand this guy is truly dedicated to Bradford County. For his part, Yoho said he was excited to be able to partake in the transfer of the keys. This is an awesome thing. However, he deflected a lot of the credit to Clay Martin, his district director. Clays one of those guys who sits in the background, Yoho said. You dont hear much from him, but hes a worker. He does a lot of work. He gets things done. He knows how to work stuff through the system. Reddish said thanks also go to Florida Gateway Colleges Tracy Hickman (vice president, operational programs), who was also present for the Jan. 17 key exchange. Florida Gateway College once offered a truck-driving program, but it was last offered approximately two years ago, Reddish said. The two trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center received from the college are 2008 models and each has approximately 21,000 miles on it. (The three road trucks the center has been using are 2000 models.) Theyre not really broken in until about 100,000 miles, so theyre brand new to us, Abercrombie said. They still smell new inside. Now, the three trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center was taking out on the road can be utilized strictly for training at the schools driving range. It worked out good because I dont know if the other ones couldve made it on the road for another class, Abercrombie said. Every student gets 1,000 miles (on the road). Right now, we have 12 students. Farnsworth and Yoho both took an opportunity to look at the big picture. Farnsworth said the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program has a graduation percentage in the high 90s and an employment rate of 100 percent, with many students getting TRUCKS Continued from 1B hired prior to the programs completion. What our community will thrive on is putting people to work and helping people get behind the wheels of these trucks, Farnsworth said. Currently, there are over 500,000 jobs across the United States in truck driving. For our community to be able to tap into those opportunities its just immeasurable the impact that can have. Yoho said the commercial vehicle driving program is part of the backbone of this country and is key to making this part of the state recession proof. Has anybody here ever bought anything? We go to a store, right? That stuff just doesnt show up there, Yoho said. Its got to be driven there. The freight line and the truckers are the backbone of getting product around this country. Yeah, the rails are out there, too, and they do a fantastic job, but its got to go from the rail to the store. If it wasnt for the truckers of this great country of ours and our road system, we Robert Lyons, one of the Bradford-Union Technical on as somebody checks out the inside of one of the wouldnt have the convenience and the products we have on our shelves. These programs are so important. It creates jobs. It makes this community stronger. Our goal is to make North Central Floridathe Third Congressional District of Floridathe economic driver, not just for the state, but for the Southeast. The commercial vehicle driving program at the BradfordUnion Technical Center has been helping supply drivers toward that end since the 1970s. It was the first truck-driving program in the state of Florida, Farnsworth said. Thats saying a lot. The fact that were honoring this program with two beautiful, new trucks is just a great thing to see. It was an event to match the a childs excitement of waking up on Dec. 25. Like the superintendent said, its like Christmas all over again, Reddish said. We couldnt believe it. We were pinching ourselves on (Jan. 15) when we actually transferred the titles.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. YARD SALE BENEFIT FOR LAURA CROFT Fam ily, friends and Palestine Hunting Club is sponsor ing a Yard Sale, Cake Auction & Chicken Pilau Dinner sale at the Lulu Community center on February 1st. at 8:00 am. Cake Auction to begin @ 11am. If you would like to reserve a table or donate items, contact Connie Davis@496-3058 or 496-3062. 41 Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION to be held at Waldo Self Stor age, 17842 NE hwy 301, Waldo, Fl. on February 12,2014 at 10:00am. Lot number 309 belonging to Eric Irvin, described as: 1989 Ford 150 XLT extended cab/ 2 tone brown with brown camper shell. VIN 1FTEX15N 9PKB71713 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE 2006 HONDA VTX1300, $5500. Cobra Pipes ulti matum seat, windshield, hard saddle bags ,many more extras. Call 352478-9130. NOW OPEN at 445 W Main St. Lake Butler Be hind C & S outdoors. Call 904-769-1649. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease or Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq. ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. 49 Mobile Homes For Sale NORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North(1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386-697-6209. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Double wide 21/2 baths, Fl Room off Big living room, fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $590 352-473-5745. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, 4 BR / 2 1/2 BA IN WORTHINGTON SPRINGS. New Metal Roof, New Heat Pump, With Many Upgrades. Asking $65,000. Call 386496-4405 Leave Mes sage. NEVER BEFORE TITLED 3BR/2BA. Will move for free. Only $325/mo. 904783-4619. WILL MOVE FOR FREE, 16x80 3BR/2BA ONLY $17,900. Call 904783-4619. USED DOUBLE WIDE,3BR/2BA $1500 Down $250/mo Call 904783-4619. For Rent WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to pris on. Call 352-468-1323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. FOR RENT 4BR /1BA NEWLY REMODELED HOUSE. Clay Electric utilities, large yard, close to Starke. $800/mo Call for information. 904-3649022. FOR RENT, HOME OFFICE one of the Finest Home ample office space(4 rooms), kitchen, refrig, dishwasher, living space, shower, and washer & dryer. $850./mo Lease Call 904-364-9022. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. 2009 LUXURY D/W 4BR / 2 FULL BA WITH GARDEN TUB. All new Amenities, Section 8 ok, located in Bradford Cty. 813-3265164. 1 BED, 1 BATH HOUSE ON LAKE GENEVA. Large picture widows, Large tree-shaded, fenced-in yard overlooking lake. $450./mo plus deposit. Senior discount available. Call 352-475-3440. 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR FSP & UCI. CH/A $600/ mo $500/Dep. Call 904964-8025 Leave Mes sage. 3/BR 2 /BA DOUBLEWIDE on SE County Rd 221. New carpet, fireplace, CH/A, service animals only. 600.00/mo plus de posit. 352-284-3310. CLEAN 2&3 BR HOUSES & MH in Starke ,Keystone Hts. Available in Feb & March from $500-650./ mo. Some lakefront in cludes lawn & mainte nance Call 352-478-8321. 57 For Sale BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. SPLIT FIREWOOD $60. TRUCKLOAD, Free De livery, Starke Area. 904964-3206. GRAND PIANOS (3)-2 ARE ANTIQUE 1 IS OVER 6FT, Canoe, FG, Excel TOPPER aluminum w/ windows, factory racks, $150., LARGE ELEC TRIC ORGAN with push/ pull stops NOT Tabs. Starke area Call after 5pm 904-964-8394. 59 Personal CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. 65 Help Wanted CONTRACTORS NEEDED: Must have dependable truck, trailer, lawn equip ment, cellphone and must be able to cover surround ing areas. Bi-weekly pay. All materials and sup plies furnished. Clean background required. Call 352-478-8143. CLASSA Industrial Me chanic/Electrician for 2nd /3rd Shift Maintenance Crew. Must have 5 years experience. We are an EECC, Drug free work place. Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid Holidays/ Vacations. Apply at Gil man Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to (904)289-7736. HELP WANTED PARKSIDE ALF is taking applications for Care Givers. Apply in Person at 329 N Church St., Starke, Fl SEEKING LICENSED FL MENTAL HEALTH PRO FESSIONAL for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treat degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: ap proximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Competitive salary. 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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Ever since the age of 12, Jeff Fitts has been a resident of Keystone Heights and an avid outdoorsman. Fitts wife is a teacher in Gainesville, and his two daughters are attending the University of Florida. Also, his son is a junior at Keystone Heights High School. Well diversified, but solid outdoors seems to be a good description of Fitts. Even his self-employment work of removing unwanted vegetation like lake grass is easily scheduled around his guide trips and fishing tournaments. During the winter, he likes passion for the outdoors to hunt and guide for turkey. Throughout the year, he is a competitive bass fisherman with the Rayovac FLW professional series. As if that wasnt enough, he guides and hunts alligators during the summer. If he had to choose between those activities, he would probably be in trouble, but he admitted that he has a really strong passion for bass fishing. When prodded about other outdoors activities, Fitts indicated that he had worked with Shaw Grigsby and Kim Stricker on some television programs. Apparently, Fitts provides information and equipment for their camera crews. In looking for ideas that would be helpful for the nonprofessional fisherman, Fitts indicated that, foremost, you have to know the water you are fishing. According to Fitts, professionals will gather as much information about the target water from people who have firsthand experience along with information like strategic features that can be gathered from the Internet. Lastly, all good professionals will try to pre-fish the target water prior to the tournament. Another suggestion Fitts gives fishermen and hunters is to fish and hunt according to the solunar charts. He emphatically stresses that one can surely see more game activity during the major and minor feeding times. When asked about a correlation between cattle grazing and fish/ game activity, he was careful to not dismiss it, but he did say that he thought wild game and birds would be a better indicator than domestic cattle. Fitts is an honest outdoorsman who truly knows his business, and he works hard at making the activities he is passionate about into a living. If you ever want some assistance or want to entertain a friend with turkey hunting, bass fishing, crappie fishing or alligator hunting, this man can help. Coyotes are the talk at Crosshorn meeting Lauren Watine, a biologist with the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 17 Crosshorn Ministries meeting. Watine covered the results of a two-year study on the impact of coyote predation on the local wildlife population. The study leaves little doubt that the coyote is having no good influence on our native wildlife. Fifty years ago, coyotes did not venture east of the Mississippi, but today they inhabit the United States from the west coast to the east coast. The expanded population is due primarily to foxhunters importing the canines to be used by hunters to chase with deerhounds. Unfortunately, the coyotes, having escaped or been released, are now an apex predator that can decimate native wildlife such as deer, turkeys and quail. The presentation was very informative, and the next Crosshorn Ministries meeting will be on March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Outdoors outlook Springtime is just around the corner. Many of our small wildlife are already getting romantic or will be in the next month. Watch out on the roads at night for foxes, bobcats, raccoons and skunks. They are like teenage humans at this time of the year and somewhat irrational. Likewise, many of the songbirds will also become territorial. Woodpeckers will start drumming their amorous tunes on trees, posts and even housing metal. The crappie spawn will soon be over, and bass will soon be fanning. For just a little longer, the crappie bite will maintain its number-one spot in the freshwater fishing worldat least until the bass start fanning. Appropriately so, the professional USA Crappie Tournament was held on Jan 18 at Crecsent Lake near Palatka. T.C. Lloyd, a local crappie resource and guide from Middleburg who fished the tournament, tells us that the crappie spawn is still delayed this year due to the cold, and he names Newnans Lake as the best performing crappie lake in our area. If you are interested in bow fishing or freshwater sight fishing, this is a great time of the year. Mullet and tilapia are attracted to the relatively warm water of the spring runs that eventually connect to the east and west coasts. The two fish are easily seen, and the tilapia are easily hit with a fishing bow. The mullet are much harder to target with arrows, but they readily bite small, natural baits and small flies. Once hooked, they provide a great fight. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. total (95, 105) in the 110 class; Olivia Archer 190 total (199, 90), Lauryn Hill 180 total (90, 90), Taylyn Jackson 180 total (80, 100) and Amanda Young 170 total (85, 85) in the 119 class; Leah Bryant 205 total (90, 115) and Kayla Johns 160 total (75, 85) in the 129 class; Carson Elder 180 total (80, 100) in the 139 class; Brittany Broome 160 total (65, 95) and Janie Perry 145 total (70, 75) in the 154 class; Ryann Clemons 205 total (95, 110) and Sydnie Davis 200 total (105, 95) in the 169 class; Courtney Stanton 215 total (115, 100) and Shannon Mikell 185 total (90, 95) in the 183 class; Brooke Shireman 225 total (105, 120) in the 199 class; and Ashleigh Williams 235 total (130, 105) and Morneca Campbell 200 total (110, 90) in the unlimited class. Keystones results were as follows: Juliana Kraemer 100 total (50, 50) in the 101 class; Julia Sorano 195 total (115, 80), Blair Graff 125 total (60, 65) and Rebecca West 120 total (60, 60) in the 110 class; Kayla Baker 175 total (85, 90) in the 119 class; Alyssa Sorano 175 total LIFT Continued from 5B (105, 70) in the 129 class; Jolene Miller 190 total (95, 95) in the 139 class; Rachael Maddox 140 total (75, 65) in the 154 class; Tylyn Davis 220 total (110, 110) in the 183 class; and Victoria Gilio 210 total (100, 110), Ashlee Smith 210 total (105, 105) and Ciera Conley 195 total (110, 85) in the unlimited class. The team standings from third place through 12 th place were: Fleming Island (28), Lecanto (20), Bradford (19), Ridgeview (17), Interlachen (11), Belleview (6), Bishop Snyder (4), Keystone (2), Forest (2) and Santa Fe (1). Visit www.starkejournal.com for more photos. (Membership required.) Bradford High School had a 5-0 record in girls weightlifting for the first time in school history prior to competing in the Keystone Heights High School Invitational. In a 46-39 win over Palatka, Karen Clark, Christin Hopkins, Autumn Rodgers, Jordan Davis and Haley Sweat won their respective weight classes, while Luci Hamm, Kierston Boatwright, Olivia Archer, Leah Bryant, Courtney Stanton, Shannon Mikell and Ashleigh Williams each placed second. Third-place finishes were earned by Carson Elder, Brittany Broome and Ryann Clemons. Five lifters placed first in a 49-36 win over Ridgeview: Hamm, Clark, Rodgers, Mikell and Sweat. Boatwright, Hopkins, Bryant, Jadeja Chandler, Brooke Shireman and Williams each placed second, while Archer, Davis, Broome and Stanton each placed third. In a 55-33 win over Interlachen, Hamm, Clark, Hopkins, Davis, Stanton and Sweat each placed first, while Boatwright, Archer, Rodgers, Broome, Clemons, Mikell and Shireman each placed second. Bryant, Elder, Chandler and Williams each placed third. Tornadoes took perfect record into invitational ABOVE: Luci Hamm gets a successful lift for Bradford. RIGHT: competes in the bench press. ABOVE: Julia Sorano competes in the clean and jerk for Keystone. Jolene Miller is pictured during the bench press. Brittany Broome gets a successful clean-and-jerk attempt as teammate Janie Perry looks on. Ashlee Smith gets a good lift in for Keystone, which was hosting an the 15th straight year. Jeff Fitts displays a tournament catch. Fitts is throughout the year.