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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 Worth Noting Lake Region Monitor Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 41 st Year 39 th Issue 75 CENTS Keystone farmers market manager fired Plum Creek makes case to Melrose leaders Lake Region schools celebrate Literacy Week BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs said he terminated the contract of Farmers Market Manager Cheryl Owen on Jan. 21. Suggs said he took the action because of a difference in philosophy with Owen and the way the city was being represented at the market. Suggs confirmed that a Jan. 18 dispute and confrontation Owen had with one of the markets vendors, Rhonda Miller, who owns Gumbo Heads Goat Farm, led to the managers dismissal. Miller sent an email to Suggs and others claiming that Owen kicked Miller out of the market after Miller complained about the new spot within the market Owen had assigned Miller to. Miller also wrote that Owen used profanity during the encounter and that the exchange was witnessed by then-vice mayor, Tony Brown. Brown said the events outlined in Millers email were accurate. He witnessed the exchange between Miller and Owen and said he was shocked by Owens outburst. After they had words they both left the area, Brown recalled. I went to my truck and called Terry, told him what happened and said this is definitely going to be an issue. Last year, Owen resigned from her market managers job after a July 4 argument with Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. Brown supported Owens reinstatement during a subsequent council meeting and the council gave Owen her job back. Asked if reinstating Owen was a mistake, Brown answered, No. He said he made the right decision based on the information he had at that time. During the council meeting in which members voted to re-hire Owen, Miller spoke against Owens reinstatement, complaining that many vendors had left the market because of Owens management style. In October, Owen wrote in the markets newsletter that unless more residents patronized the weekly event, it might go out of business. This market is in serious trouble, she wrote. If Keystone does not begin to turn out on Saturday mornings the market is going to lose its remaining vendors due to a lack of business. Owen did not return a phone call seeking comments for this story. Suggs said that on the Saturday following Owens termination, Jan. 25, a volunteer managed the market. He added that he plans to talk to council members about the future of the Saturday morning venue and evaluate its operations. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Plum Creek Land Company representative made her organizations case for developing 11,000 acres in eastern Alachua County to a group of Melrose community leaders. Rosemary Fagler, community relations manager for the company, reviewed Plum Creeks application to amend Alachua Countys comprehensive land use plan during a Jan. 14 meeting of the Melrose Business and Community Association. Fagler said the company has been working on a plan for its Alachua County holdings for nearly a decade after county officials first asked it to submit a plan in 2000. She said that now, the companys holdings in Alachua County, which make up 15 Rosemary Fagler, manager of community relations for Plum Creek Florida, presents the companys development plans to the Melrose Business and Community Association on Jan. 14. See LAND, 3A Clay Electric trustees approve $5 million capital credits refund On Jan. 23, Clay Electric Cooperatives board of trustees approved a $5 million capital credits refund to current and former members of the co-op who received service between 1987 and 2012. This will be the cooperatives 40th consecutive refund of capital credits. Current members of the cooperative who are entitled to a refund will receive a credit on their March bills. A members actual share of this years refund is based on the amount he or she was billed for electricity during the years included in the retirement period (1987-2012). Former members of the cooperative who are entitled to a refund will be mailed a refund check around mid-March. General Manager/CEO Ricky Davis said the trustees considered a variety of financial data and economic conditions before deciding to make this years refund. The refund of capital credits is a tangible and unique benefit of receiving service from a notMore charges for former IT manager BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The former information technology manager for the Clay County Clerk of Courts is facing additional charges after he was first arrested in December. Michael John Hamilton, 37, of Green Cove Springs was arrested on Dec. 20 for grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification of ownership to a pawn dealer. In November, Clay County Clerk of Courts Tara Green told deputies that computer and networking equipment belonging to her office was missing and she suspected Hamilton had stolen the items. A detective wrote in a report that he traced Hamilton to a Nov. 23 transaction at Big Cash Pawn in Green Cove Springs in which the suspect pawned a piece of networking equipment belonging to the county valued at $1,940.61. Hamilton bonded out of jail following his December arrest. On Jan. 22, deputies arrested him for a second time, charging him with one count of engaging in a scheme to defraud. According to court documents, Hamilton stole over 50 items from the Clerks office and pawned 16 items in Duval County and 35 in Clay County. He also sold one item to an individual. Green said that Hamilton was in charge of renovating a server room, and in that position, ordered and received new equipment. The sheriffs office said the total value of equipment stolen by Hamilton is over $58,000, and that $15,000 worth of equipment is still unrecovered. Foul play suspected in Interlachen disappearance Hamilton BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Putnam County Sheriffs Office said it suspects foul play in the disappearance of an Interlachen man. Jose Anthony Cortez was last seen by his family in the area of 6th Way in Interlachen around 10 a.m. on Monday Dec. 23. The 35year old, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds, is also known as Josie Lebron, Jossie Cortez Lebron and Jesus Lebron. Sgt. Hancel Woods wrote in a press release that the sheriffs office has received numerous tips about the missing man, but is looking for additional information. He added that if anyone makes contact with Cortez, or is aware of his location, he or she should contact Detective Nicole Thomas at 386-329-0801. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477). Cortez BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Schools across the Lake Region celebrated Literacy Week from Jan. 13 through 17. The sixth annual event, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and other organizations, promotes reading throughout the states schools by encouraging students to participate in reading-related activities. At Melrose Elementary School, teachers and administrators highlighted the week with a Special Readers Day, with around 20 community leaders fanning out over the campus to read to students within classrooms. Melrose also held a door decorating contest, book exchange, a Buddy Reading Day and other events. Keystone Heights Elementary School and McRae Elementary School held essay contests on their campuses. At Keystone Elementary, younger students were asked to write about laws they would pass if they were elected President of the United States. Second grade winner David McKellios wrote that if elected president, he would declare everything in stores 50-percent off, kids would only be assigned homework on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and he would declare July 19 National Candy Day. Fourth grade winner Jordan Holmes wrote that teachers would be paid more, every See WEEK, 6A See CREDITS, 6A Rummage sale The Community Church womens organization will hold a rummage sale filled with likenew and slightly used items Feb. 6-8. The early bird shopping hours are Thursday, Feb. 6 from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per family. Regular sales with no admission charges are Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. One Book, One Putnam A special One Book One Putnam Event meet the author at the Melrose Public Library, will feature Backcountry Lawman author, Bob Lee and his special guest Roger Gunter. His book is filled with exciting and sometimes funny stories from his thirty year career as a wildlife officer in Putnam County. The event is free and everyone is invited. Plan to arrive early for a good seat. The library is located behind the post office at 312 Wynnwood Avenue. For more information call the library at 352475-1237. Spring Garden Workshop Want to learn how to stretch the plants you already have in your yard? Are you interested in encouraging your fruit trees to bear more fruit? Did the grasshoppers and tomato worms give you headaches during the last growing season? Learn all of the tricks of the trade from your local Master Gardener, Cheryl Owen, at the Melrose Public Library on Saturday, February 1st. at 10 am. Ms. Owen will be discussing all of your gardening concerns. This is your chance to get expert help and learn some gardening short-cuts too. This free program is open to all gardeners. For more information call the Melrose Public Library at (352) 475-1237. The Putnam County Library System and the Putnam County Master Gardener Program bring this special adult program to you. Wings of Dreams Fly-In In commemoration of 69th anniversary of this iconic battle, Gasche, a member of the Gainesville Iwo Trio, will discuss his memories of that day and display artifacts during the Wings of Dreams Fly-In / CruiseIn Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 8 am to 10 am at Keystone Heights Airport. This featured presentation is part of the Fly Into History program that will begin at 9 am. The breakfast buffet is $7 per adult and $4 per child (9 & under). World War II and Korean War era veterans receive complimentary breakfasts. The monthly Fly Into History program features WWII veterans, notable aviators and historians as guest speakers. Guided tours of museum and historic space artifacts will be available after the breakfast. Members of the Florida Crown Region Porsche Club of Jacksonville will display Porsche sports cars after 10 am. All proceeds benefit the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum, which is open to the public Friday through Sunday from noon to 4 pm or by appointment on other days. For more information, call 352-256-8037 or visit www. wingsofdreams.org.

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2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 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. 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 See our Entry Ad in the Regional Section Bs Boutique Downtown Grill El San Jose Restuarant Prevatts Restuarant Starke Chiropractic Tony & Als DeliAubree & Peyton, Happy Valentines Day! Love, Mommy, MeMaw, & Papa Dont forget to bring in your Valentines messages...You could win a $20.00 gift certificate from one of these local sponsors EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights High School held its annual science fair on Jan. 14 and 15. Sponsor Ron Hartman said this was the first year the school expanded the event to two days, one for junior high students and one for senior high. He said the fair went much smoother under the new format. During a Jan. 17 awards ceremony, Hartman told students the quality of their projects were reflected in comments from the judges. It was awesome listening to the debates going back and forth talking about how well you spoke, how well you knew your subject matter, how good your board looked, he told the participants. They really were nitpicky. You were winners and they asked not to award all the places I asked them to award because not all of them (the projects) were up to the quality that you presented here. They thought that you all were the best of the best. The winners of the fair are: Junior high animal science: First, Skye Smith, To Feed or Not to Feed; Second, Jonathan Clark, Natural Pesticides. Junior high behavioral science: Third, Alexandria Pace, Music vs. W.P.M.; Fourth, Caleb Cushman, Texting While Driving; Junior high botany: Third, Taylor Butler and Johanna Hires, Grow! Grow! Grow! Fourth, Madison Lemmon, The Effects of Fertilizers on Sweet Basils Germination; Junior high chemistry: First, Krysta Milidanti, Which Cereal Has the Most Iron; Second (tie), Lauren Hovsepian, Fresh Whipped Cream That Lasts, John Lingg and Ian Roberts, How Salty is the Sea. Third (tie), Logan Williams, Most Acidic, Kim Gray, Shake It to Make It! Fourth (tie) Peyton Collins, Dissolving Ibuprofen, Ellen Reddish, Yeast; Junior high engineering: First, Marie Boone, Solar Cells, Second, Alexander Guilfoyle, Shape Matters Not, Fourth, Anthony Pulgarin, How to Use Dirt to Clean Water; Junior high medical: First, Jessie Yeldell, Flossing vs. Brushing, Second, Karsyn Starling, Can Soft Drinks Harm Your Teeth? Junior high physics: First, Carter Draney, Staying in Tune, Second (tie), Spencer Martin, What Brand of Golf Ball is Number 1? Brandon Ludwig, Dont Cell Yourself Short, Third (tie), Jennifer Goodman, Does Mass Affect Distance When Launched from a Catapult? Hunter Stitt and Mason Stitt, Pencils and Electricity, Fourth (tie), Drew Love and Katie Sue Walls, Battery Conversion at Work, Karleigh Tiller, Lemmon Voltage; Senior high animal science: First, Kayli Carter, Hoofprints, Second, Jordan Shepherd, Chicken Sights, Fourth, Danielle Larraway, Lagomorph Frenzy; Senior high behavioral science: First, Chase Wesley, Puzzling Pieces, Second, Hannah Fox and Jessica Grimaldo, Appearance and Behavior, Third, Bailey Zinkel, Can Music Affect Your Heart Rate? Honorable mention, Katlyn Kendrick, Finnicky Finger Prints; Senior high biological science: Honorable mention, Cortney Trimble and Melody Hunter, Fruit-O-Rama; Senior high botany: Third, Lindsey OConor, Reaching for the Heavens; Senior high chemistry: First: Charlee Montford, Have Your Cheesecake and Eat It Too, Second (tie), Matt Echevarria and Spencer Echevarria, Electrolyte Challenge, Ashley Bennett and Kaylee Johnson, Dry Ice Sublimation, Third (tie), Josh Velez, Fizz Away, Aidan Margo and Allison Scherer, Totally Baked, Fourth (tie), Dakota Puls Evaporate, Condensate, Distillate, Julius Nolan, Poptastic; Senior high engineering: First, Jennings Wilkes, Supporting Society, Second, Kristen Loznicka, Cutting the Cord on Cable; Senior high medical: Fourth, Bradley Perkins, Dissolving Teeth. Senior high physics: First, Hanna Wacha, Jovial Jupiter, Second (tie), Lianna Norman, Can Water Float on Water? Lake Beck, Rocketry, Third, Brody Reed, Which Base Is the Most Durable? Keystone High School awards science fair prizes Keystone Heights Junior High School science fair winners (l-r), front row: Lauren Hovsepian, Jennifer Goodman, Anthony Pulgarin, Karleigh Tiller and Peyton Collins. Back row: Drew Love, Kim Gray, Madison Lemmon, Brandon Ludwig, Principal Susan Sailor, Jessie Yeldell and Skye Smith. Keystone Heights Senior High School science fair winners (l-r) front row: Matt Echevarria, Katlyn Kendrick, Lianna Norman, Spencer Echevarria, Dakota Puls, Danielle Larraway, Kaylee Johnson and Kayli Carter. Back row: Brody Reed, Hanna Wacha, Charlee Montford Bradley Perkins, Principal Susan Sailor, Jennings Wilkes, Chase Wesley, Kristen Loznicka and Bailey Zinkel. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Suzie Head was elected as the school-related employee of the year at McRae Elementary School earlier this year. Head started in education at a Christian school, then took a break to care for her grandchildren. When she decided to enter the workforce again, her daughter suggested she check the county job board. This job was available, she said, and I applied and I am so glad I did. I love it here. As a Title 1 Assistant, Head works mostly with the kindergarten team. She said she appreciates the variety of daily tasks she undertakes. I do whatever I am asked to do when I get here and I love that, she said. Sometimes she works with small groups, sometimes with individuals. She reads stories and helps students with artwork and math. I always have paint on my hands, she said. I think its awesome that I have a job that I get paid to color and paint and read stories. She added that at the beginning of the year, much of her work consisted of helping students with letter and number recognition. Just really basic kindergarten skills that for whatever reason, may have come a little more slowly, she recalled. With half the school year now complete, Head said her students have made strides. They are blending, she said. Some are reading words. Some are reading little books. She also said the amount of physical growth kindergarteners undergo during the year can be surprising. When they came back after Christmas, it was like they grew up, she recalled. They look like first-graders, and they are starting to act like first-graders. Kindergarteners change so much during the year. She said that some young students simply have not been exposed to many of the skills most kindergarteners have mastered even before they begin school. Moms and Dads are really busy now and sometimes they just havent been able to take the time to do some of the reading at home or coloring at home. She said that simple tasks like cutting paper can be daunting for a kindergartener who has never held a pair of scissors before. Head said one of the biggest rewards of her job is to witness the personal growth in students, and seeing them progress. There is a moment when a kindergartener realizes that they really can read, and that look in their eyes is just priceless, she said. Its a really cool thing to get to see. McRae school-related employee: I always have paint on my hands Head FHP marks 75 th Anniversary The start of 2014 marks the beginning of an important milestone for the Florida Highway Patrol. Seventy-five years ago, the Florida Legislature created the Patrol as part of the Department of Public Safety. The Patrol was established in 1939 under the direction of Director W. F. Reid of the Department of Public Safety, who appointed the first commander of the Florida Highway Patrol, H. Neil Kirkman. See FHP, 3A

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR WORSHIP In our Fellowship Hall in our Multi Ministry Worship Center in our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on Proverbs 3:5-8 Dinner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) Bible 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 District Office 352-473-4917 clayelectric.com Rays Auto RepairEstablished 1972473-30837382 Sunrise Blvd.(Next to Hitchcocks Grocery) Fast & Convenient!Jones-Gallagher Funeral HomeDistinquished Caring Service for Over 50 YearsJoe Gallagher OwnerStarke 964-6200 Keystone Heights 473-3176J B SJackson Building SupplyStarke 964-6078 Lake Butler 496-3079See us for all your Lumber & PlywoodThe Transmission ShopAutomotive Repair and Sales, Inc. Complete Auto Repair Facility Imports & Domestic 352-473-3404www.Transmission-Repair-Shop.com 135 Commercial Circle Keystone Heigths, FL BryansHARDWARE & GARDEN CENTERHighway 100 Keystone Heights, FL 473-4006 Highway 21 Melrose, FL 475-2400Worship in the House of the Lord...Somewhere this week! P romote S ervice B usiness with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o ur weekly community g iveaway paper: S tand Outfro m the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Singer-songwriter Kelley McRae will be appearing at Gallery 26 in Melrose on Friday Jan. 31. The country-folk artist is accompanied by her husband, Matt. After residing in New York, the pair now lives in a cabin in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. McRae recently completed a recording session in Austin, Texas. Her Melrose show is the final stop in a Florida tour swing, before moving onto Alabama and the Midwest. The 11 tracks on her latest album, Brighter than the Blues, are drawn from her experiences on a nine-month tour across the United States. McRae said the album sounds similar to her live show. We tried to keep it simple, she said of the album. Live, we have two guitars, two voices and some stomping, and thats about it. I really wanted to capture the spirit of the live show. McRaes appearance at Gallery 26 starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Kelley McRae appearing in Melrose Kelley McRae Henry Barrow retired from Clay Electric Cooperative earlier this month after a 37-year career with the Keystone Heights-based utility. Barrow started his career with Clay Electric in 1977 as the co-ops safety director. He served as the organizations director of safety and job training, and also director of personnel before managing the Orange Park district from 1982 to 1988. In 1988 he returned to Keystone Heights as the co-ops director of district operations. In 1993, he took on his final assignment, director of member and public relations. In his last job, Barrow oversaw the utilitys energy services, billing and communications. Henry is a true professional who served Clay with dedication and commitment, said Clay Electric General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis. Henry is a great resource for information about Clay Electric. His wisdom, knowledge and advice are unparalleled. Derick Thomas, a 15-year veteran of Clay Electric, is succeeding Barrow as director of member and public relations. He previously managed the coops Gainesville and Lake City districts. Barrow finishes 37-year career with Clay Electric Debbie Lazic during the co-ops 74 th annual meeting. Middleburg mother charged after childs death BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Sheriffs Office arrested a 41-year-old Middleburg woman after her 23-month-old son died of a drug overdose. Katherine Christina Powell was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and culpable negligence. According to a sheriffs office report, on Dec. 7, Clay County Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call made by the victims grandmother to a residence on Song Sparrow Drive, after the child was found unresponsive and not breathing. Blood and urine samples later revealed the victim had opiates in his system. On Dec. 14, the victim was pronounced dead. Deputies interviewed the mother about the circumstances surrounding the childs death. However, details of the mothers statements were redacted from a copy of a sheriffs office report that was released to the public. for red light camera scam BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Georgia inmate and his girlfriend were arrested after the Clay County Sheriffs Office said the man ran a red light camera scam from his prison cell. Daniel Ray Floyd, 38, an inmate at Autry State Prison, was charged with 10 counts of participating in a scheme to defraud. Ashley Nicole Dean, 27, of Fayetteville, Ga. was charged with one count of participating in a scheme to defraud. According to a sheriffs office report, Dean provided Floyd with information about Florida cities that were using red light cameras. Floyd then telephoned residents in those communities, including 13 in Orange Park and Green Cove Springs. Claiming he was Lt. Little with the Clay County Sheriffs Office, Floyd told victims that they had run red lights, had missed court dates and were going to be arrested unless they remitted fines and late fees to him. Floyd instructed his victims to purchase a prepaid debit card and then provide him with the cards number and security code. One victim remitted $50 to Floyd using a prepaid debit card. A second victim remitted $498.72. In addition to the 10 cases the sheriffs office is investigating, Orange Park and Green Cove Springs police are investigating three additional cases involving Floyd and Dean. Floyd is serving a 20-year sentence for armed robbery, DUI, fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, robbery and making terrorist threats or acts. Mary Justino, public information coordinator for the Clay County Sheriffs Office, said the agency employs no one by the name of Lt. Little and that there are no red light cameras in the unincorporated areas of Clay County. She added that under no circumstances would a law enforcement officer call a resident and threaten to have the resident arrested for nonpayment of a traffic ticket generated by a red light camera. 39th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival February 1 & 2 www.MountDoraCenterForTheArts.org percent of the land within the jurisdiction, is zoned rural agricultural. Owners of ruralagriculturally zoned land can use it for any agricultural use and may build one housing unit for every five acres. Fagler said that without a master plan, eastern Alachua County could undergo similar development patterns as the western part of the county, with incremental zoning changes that converted rural clusters into more intensive land uses. If you go out to Jonesville, she said, you cant tell Jonesville is a rural cluster anymore. Fagler restated many of the points in Plum Creeks application to Alachua County for a change in the countys comprehensive land use map, including its plan to develop land east of Gainesville, northwest of Hawthorne, west of Campville and east of the Gainesville airport into employmentoriented, mixed-use projects. We are thinking about it as being a job-centered area and not as a residential-centered area, she said. A lot of these big developments, when you look at them, they are residential-based. But the community said east Gainesville needs, obviously, some employment opportunities. Its got the second-worst income disparity gap in the United States. We have a tale of two cities. This is a crime. Fagler added that Plum Creeks holdings around Orange Heights and east of Campville would remain undeveloped under the companys plan. MBCA member Jennifer Pritchett told Fagler she was concerned about potential traffic congestion caused by the companys plans to develop around Campville and east of the Gainesville Airport. Fagler said she could not say how traffic in those two areas might change over the next 50 years, but added that if Plum Creek sold its holdings in those two areas, Melrose commuters could see haphazard development around the two areas which could negatively impact traffic. Fagler fielded additional questions from the audience, including Plum Creeks immediate intentions for the proposed mixed-use developments around Campville and east of the airport, water conservation, the quality of jobs in the proposed mixed-use developments and what would happen if Plum Creek sold its land in Alachua County. After Faglers presentation, Jill McGuire, president of the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association, said she remained cautious about the companys intentions. Its just so massive, she said of the companys plans. Sound bites dont cover things in-depth. Things are not as rosy as they predict. McGuire also questioned the need to overhaul Alachua Countys comprehensive plan, calling it one of the most thorough and best plans in the state. 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, 2:00 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. LAND Continued from 1A The first FHP recruit class had 32 graduates and by the end of the first full year of operation (1940), the state had 59 Florida Highway Patrol troopers. In that first year, troopers patrolled 1.9 million miles of roadway and investigated 1,000 crashes in a state with less than 2 million residents. By comparison, last year troopers patrolled more than 31 million miles and investigated over 200,000 crashes in a state with over 19 million residents and more than 90 million visitors each year. The number of people who call Florida home has increased but the Patrols motto of courtesy, service and protection remains the same as it was under Colonel Kirkman 75 years ago, said Colonel David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. And it is this same motto that new troopers will continue to carry out in the years to come. The Patrol has events planned throughout Florida in 2014 to commemorate the diamond anniversary. FHP Continued from 2A 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.

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4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 The National Auction Group #685 Sarasota County, FL Florida Press 3.792 inches wide by 4 inches deep Revision: We had to change Absolute Auction to Bankruptcy Auction Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3433 r frfntb5,700ACRESWORLD-CLASS HUNTING & FISHINGSARASOTACOUNTY,FLORIDA nftb I-75 Frontage Offered in Parcels & Entirety Bordered by Conservation Land Working Cattle Ranch Managed for Trophy Game Perimeter Fencing, Pastures, Ponds & Creeks UNLIMITED DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALttntttbnn r 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 You want Lake Region News, Sports, Crime... Plus bargains from local advertisers?You can have it delivered to your mail box for just 60 per week!$3120per 52 issuesOnlyCall 904-964-6305 to subscribe or send check to: P.O. Drawer A, Starke, FL 32091We accept MC, VISA, American Express Yesterdays Festival at the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park displayed artifacts and demonstrated tools from the past during the event. Scott Miller of Tri-County Artillery explains to observers The Keystone Heights Jaycees and Lions Club teamed up to sell pastries to support the Nothing But Nets program, which sends insecticide-treated bed nets overseas to prevent Malaria. (L-r) front row: Lions Club Secretary Pat Hengl, Jaycees Angela Huff and Mary Wilcox. Back row: Jaycees Duke Marsh, Paul Huff, Amy Gross and Alex Johnson. Rob Dawkins, a volunteer with the Camp Blanding Museum and Kevin Patton, Park Manager for the Mike Roess Gold the museums display. tackle to Mitchell Bertie and Emanuel Bertie of Keystone Heights. Tim Adkison, of Melrose and Alan Hendry of Cocoa, members of the Third Florida/35th Massachusetts Heritage reenactment organization, show Dan Carr th anniversary and reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg last summer and plans to do the same this th anniversary and reenactment of the Battle of Olustee.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department explorers Jacob Lockwood and Dakota Mobley with Chief Kevin Mobley. Sandy Cook of Wakulla County cooks Welch Cookies and Burgoo, a chicken and member of the Florida Park Service Alumni Association. Ashley Pass of Starke, a member of the Florida Park Service Alumni Association, demonstrates a corn sheller and grinder to Ben Head and Amy Head of Gainesville. Pass said the machine strips corn kernels off cobs, then grinds the kernels into meal. Corn meal is the common ingredient for cornbread and grits. Russ Ruppert, who along with Sandi Ruppert, operate Pot O Gold Kettle Corn, makes ham and cheese fry bread. Cassady Allen and Kyle Minor, both of Melrose, display their Civil War-era clothing. Max, Emily and Fiona Arsenlault of Melrose. Emily Jane Murray, of the Florida Public Archeology Network, shows artifacts from North Florida archeological sites. Yesterdays Festival at the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091PHONE904-964-5764FAX904-964-5764CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! BARGAIN BUYS LEGALS LRM Legals 1/30/14 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION ALLOWING A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND City of Keystone Heights, Florida The Planning & Zoning Board of the City of Keystone Heights will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to consider an application filed with the City of Keystone Heights for Use(s) by Ex ception. The Use(s) by Exception, if approved, will allow the following uses at 280 Commercial Circle, and adjacent parcel 20-08-23-003188004-00 Keystone Heights, FL. Auto Sales Auto Salvage Limited Warehousing The meetings will be held at City Hall, 555 South Lawrence Boule vard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 in the Council Meeting Room. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Use(s) by Exception. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flor ida Statutes, a person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has continued its delibera tions is advised that such person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City of Keystone Heights City Manager by mail at Post Office Box 420, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656, or by telephone at number (352) 473-4807, no later than five (5) days prior to the hearing or proceed ing for which this notice has been given. 1/30 1tchg-LRM library would get a weekly, free shipment of books and everybody would have a robot to do anything they want it to under a Holmes administration. Sixth grade winner Lauren Hix wrote a fictional essay about a trio escaping explosions in Rome. Keystone Heights High School students also observed the week by participating in a door decorating contest, a poster contest and literacy lunches. Students also collected books to donate to community organizations. WEEK Continued from 1A for-profit electric cooperative, Davis said. Investor-owned utilities that have margins left over after expenses are paid, return these funds to stockholders as dividends. Municipally-owned electric utilities return their margins to the city coffers. Clay Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative, so any profits left over at the end of the year, after expenses are paid, are assigned to members on a pro-rata basis, to be refunded at a later date as capital credits. These refunds also help lower the cost of power for members of the cooperative. Capital credits are a source of equity for cooperatives. They enable cooperatives to reduce the amount of money they must borrow for a variety of projects and purchases. This means less borrowed money and fewer interest payments. The average amount of capital credits returned in 2013 to current members was $16.22. The average return for former members was $30.86. Average return numbers for 2014 will be available in mid-February. CREDITS Continued from 1A SRWMD Bradford County project regional water resources The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board authorized the district to purchase a 340acre tract in Bradford County for use of flood control and water resource projects. The property will be purchased from Bradford Timberlands LLC. The property is adjacent to Camp Blanding. The purchase will be funded by a grant from the Florida National Guard through the Department of Defense as part of a program designed to secure buffers around military installations. The district will use the property to store water to help prevent downstream flooding and to ultimately implement a regional Floridan Aquifer recharge project. The District will capture floodwaters to recharge the aquifer. Recharging the aquifer in this location will benefit aquifer levels in both the Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts. This unique land purchase is ideally located to serve as a buffer to Camp Blanding while presenting an opportunity to provide flood protection and implement a water resource development project benefiting aquifer levels in both the Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts, said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. This acquisition provides an opportunity to implement projects that will increase recharge, help manage the regions water resources, and potentially benefit natural systems in both districts, said St. Johns District Executive Director Hans G. Tanzler III. Land purchases to help recharge the Floridan Aquifer benefit many area waterways including the Santa Fe River and the Santa Fe and Little Santa Fe lakes in the Suwannee River Water Management District and the Keystone area lakes in the St. Johns River Water Management District, said Drew Bartlett, DEP deputy secretary for water policy and ecosystem restoration. I commend the districts decision to buy smart land that has clear benefits to our water resources.

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From the first five minutes, I felt at home, he said. The Medical Foster Home Program was created to give veterans an alternative to longterm care and assisted living Keystone Heights High School soccer player Juan Grimaldo (foreground) and an Eastside player prepare to make a play on a throwin during the District 5-2A championship match, which Eastside won 1-0. See page 5B for more on the Indians, who will play a Thursday, Jan. 30, in Mount Dora. Earning bids to the Florida High School Athletic Association Finals in weightlifting are (above, l-r) Union Kayla Geraghty, Kristen Cook and Courtney Personette, more. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Jan. 31 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:00, 9:05 Sat, 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun, 5:15 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 8:00 Sat, 5:00, 8:00 Sun, 5:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 RBradley Cooper in American HustleRide Along Strong for state Keep your eye on the ball BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It would be easy for an observer to conclude that Don Nolder and Teresa Dunn are father and daughter. There is an underlying affection to the sometimes teasing interaction that speaks of a close, familial bond. They are not related, but only in the truest sense of the word. Were very close, Dunn said. I dont think of him any different than any other family member I have. Though Dunn is the same age as Nolders daughter, Nolder said, Shes like a mother to me. She takes care of me. Nolder feels right at home, whether hes sitting on the back deck, where he can read a book and take in a view of the lake, or simply enjoying the company of Dunns 16-year-old dog, Missy, who finds it quite comfortable in Nolders arms. That is what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Medical Foster Home Program is all about. Tanya Fookes, the Medical Foster Home coordinator for the Gainesville area, said the program provides the veteran the ability to stay in the community, to be in a home and to be in a family environment rather than in an institution. Its really a quality of life for them as well, Fookes said. Nolder has been living with Dunn and her husband, David, for the past seven months. Upon his arrival, he knew he was in the right place. Giving those who served a true home life Veteran Don Nolder is pictured with is caregiver, Teresa Dunn. Nolder feels quite at home, especially See HOME, 8B

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2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 win a from one of these local merchants! Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... The Bradford County Telegraph Lake Region Monitor Union County Times our Special Message and a Picture of the One(s) You Love for UNION COUNTY TIMES386-496-2261 Fax: 386-496-2858 125 E. Main St Lake Butler, FL 904-964-6405 Fax: 904-964-8628 131 E. Call St Starke, FL 32091LAKE REGION MONITOR352-473-2210 Fax: 352-473-2210 7382 SR-21 Keystone Heights, FL Mail or bring in your completed form, cash/check/credit card to the office nearest you. Email photo and/or message to All messages must be in one of our offices by 12 noon Feb. 13. Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info.

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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.) 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. Miss Bradford Fest set for Feb. 8 1983 when the thermometer rose only to 21. The next day, however, the temperature rose to the mid-30s for a few hours. Deputies responded to in excess of 100 reported accidents, mostly on U.S. 301. So many accidents were reported, it was difficult to keep exact records. City patrolmen were having the same difficulty. One officer said he did not have to be there to be able to write up an accident they all were basically the same. We really appreciate the many people and agencies who were involved during the weekend, and we dont want to leave anyone out, so we offer our sincere appreciation to anyone who helped in any way, said EMS Director Chapman and Sheriff Etheridge. sunshine, however, and traffic was back pretty much to normal by Sunday afternoon, even with the continuing below-freezing temperatures. Weekend temperatures recorded at the Gainesville Airport were a low of 34 and high of 37 for Friday, Dec. 22; a low of 24 and a high of 30 for Saturday; a low of 17 and a high of 30 for Sunday; and a low of 19, with a high of 44 for Monday, Christmas day. It took driversunfamiliar with icy roadssome time to learn to slow down. Wrecker services were kept busy pulling cars out of ditches. People were slipping down on the ice in the Deerfoot Village parking lot. Everybody has stories to tell about how cars slid around. Fortunately, there were no serious accidents. Plumbers have worked all weekend and are still repairing ruptured water pipes caused by ice. Sundays temperature in Starke was reported to be as low as 13 degrees in one area, with a high of 23. The high Monday was only 29, but Tuesdays warm-up back into the 40s signaled the return of more normal temperatures. Temperatures below freezing for two days and three nights may be a record for this area. This writer remembers only two times the temperature stayed below 32 degrees all day since 1960. The most recent was Christmas day There was talk of snow this week. By the time this issue is published, well know if we did indeed get flurries. Heres a look back to a couple of Telegraph stories that focused on what is an unusual occurrence in this area. On Feb. 12, 1899, Mrs. Jesse Jones, wife of a pioneer Starke merchant, took pen in hand, opened her diary and wrote: Snowstorm in Florida, Feb. 12, 1899, Sunday. It blew all day very hard and very cold. About nine oclock at night it commenced to rain and sleet. The wind blew hard all night. I slept very little as the wind frightened me, and when I awakened in the morning, I was very much amazed to see everything covered with snow, and the thermometer down to 8. I have lived in Florida since 1859 and have never seen anything like it before. The snow laid on the ground three days. The second day, Capt. Jones had to take a shovel and dig it off the front porch. I think everything must be killed; our garden is dead, nothing left. If orange trees are not killed, then they could be planted in the North. Capt. Jones is 64 years old, and this is the first time he ever saw snow. He was born and raised in Florida. Ninety years later came the Christmas snow of 1989, measuring less than half an inch except where banked. It could not match the snow of 1899, which was reported to be at least 2 inches. Due to steady freezing temperatures, both snows remained unmelted for three days. The 1899 freeze came just four years after the treacherous double-whammy dealt to this North Central Florida area during the winter of 1894-95, when one freeze with temperatures down to 13 degrees came in December, followed by another in February. The trouble was that the month of January was unseasonably warm, causing sap in the orange trees to rise. The freeze of Feb. Emma Theus, the daughter of Laura and Harold Theus of Starke, took first overall in the Senior Contemporary category and was also awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist (ages 14-19) at the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. Theus placed ahead of 36 girls who were primarily from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her performance was titled Iris and choreographed by Starke Academy of Dance teacher Stephanie Borglum. This was not Theus first taste of success at a Tremaine competition. In Atlanta last October, she placed first overall in the lyrical category and was awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist for the routine The Muse, which was also choreographed by Borglum. At the Atlanta competition, Theus placed ahead of 44 girls (ages 14-18) who were primarily from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Theus may attend Nationals in Orlando this July, where she would compete against girls from all over for Dancer of the Year and to earn the chance to tour with the company for the 2014-15 season. Theus dances her way to the top at NYC competition BY JOE GISSY, E.L. MATTHEWS AND CAROLYN EAVES Bing Crosbys White Christmas finally came to Bradford County, with up to an inch of snow on the ground, mixed with an ice storm Saturday that made the tree tops glisten, just like Bing said. Winter arrived officially Thursday, Dec. 21, with a mild low of 33 degrees, touching off a prolonged five-day period of sub-freezing temperatures and setting a new record for length, but stopping short of the 8 degrees recorded here in 1835 and 1899. Low temperatures recorded at the city treatment plant on Edwards Road were 25 Saturday, 15 Sunday, 16 Monday, 28 Tuesday and 27 Wednesday. The wave of cold air sweeping down from Canada, mixing with moist air over the Gulf of Mexico, brought freezing rain, sleet, snow and frigid temperatures to all of North Florida, paralyzing traffic and wreaking havoc with power lines, water pipes, trees, plants and crops. Light rain Friday night turned to ice as it fell onto sub-freezing surfaces, glazing everything with a layer of ice. The rain turned into sleet and snow as temperatures dropped. Intermittent snow, sleet and rain continued throughout the day Saturday and into Sunday night, making driving hazardous to Florida drivers uninitiated into driving on ice. Clearing skies Sunday morning brought sunshine, but little warmththe temperature getting only to 29 degrees in the afternoon. Snow and ice on highways melted in the Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B 301 East Call Street Downtown Starke(by the Railroad Tracks Formerly Ricks)904-964-9253 atSunday, February 2nd @ 6:30pm Pick score of game until kick-off Y ou must be present at Lombardi Trophy Presentation D rink Specials All Day! LIVE MU SIC (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. 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You may also register online at http://starkebradfordleague. baberuthonline.com. There will be a coaches meeting Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Street center. Anyone interested in being certified as an umpire can attend a clinic on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. at Edwards Road. ...and 1989 in Bradford County See SNOW, 7B Bradford Parents Athletic Association sign-ups are under way 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 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. Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meeting

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Jane E. (formerly Jane E. Rice) and retired Navy LCDR Edward W. Nelson, a retired air route traffic controller, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon hosted by their children. They were married Feb 5, 1944 in Atlanta. Their children are Barbara Mains of The Villages; Karen Nelson of Keystone Heights; Cindy Machupa of Gainesville and the late Nancy Darby Bloodgood of Keystone Heights. The Nelsons have nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Nelsons celebrate 70 years 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Th e Outdoor Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices In cludes pickup & delivery on Lawn Tractors & Riding Mowers within *Of fers valid Jan. 1 March 31, 2014* $2995 ( 904)368-9156 127 E. 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For years Sampson Lake and Sampson River ran very well. Then the great team of Bradford County and Suwanee River Management decided they could do a better job than nature. Well, here is the result of their great job! We now have flooding on one side of Sampson Lake and very low water along the riverside. For years Sampson River was enjoyed by both boaters and fishermen. The boats Dear Editor: Disappointed was an understatement when I read the front page article in the Lake Region Monitor dated Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, entitled Brown Resigning from KH council will challenge Hildreth for mayor post. Mr. Browns assertion that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board (CRAB) was all supporters of Mayor Hildreth was quite surprising to hear. To insinuate that this board has any political agenda is patently false. The CRAB members do not discuss mayoral politics, instead we discuss in meetings that are open to the public ways we can improve the business climate and the lives of the citizens of Keystone Heights. The CRAB is responsive to and supportive of all members of the city council and city staff because we must work together to be successful. What a shame that Vice Mayor Brown would make a disparaging comment about this board. For the record, the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board is not a club, these task oriented business owners and volunteers were approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). These same members make up the city council which Mr. Brown is on. Trying to give the impression that the CRAB needs to slow down is unjustified, it implies we are a runaway train or somehow not accountable to the CRA board where the opposite is true. All CRAB meetings are open to the public, advertised, and recorded; in addition, I have personally invited Mr. Brown to attend the meetings. Most importantly to note is that the structure of the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board only advises the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). It is only with approval from the CRA that the CRAB moves forward on any projects. So why would Mr. Brown imply otherwise? Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight. We look forward to working with all members of the CRA the city council and the business community. Deirdre Murphy, Chairperson of the City of Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Browns views of CRAB are off the mark Edward and Jane Nelson Bradford County, Suwannee River Water Management are no friends to lakes, rivers could easily go up and down the river enjoying the sights and sounds of nature and perhaps even stopping to chat with the residents that lived along the river. A great time was enjoyed by both the boaters and the residents. That has now come to an end! Our great useless County Officials and the Suwanee River MIS Management has seen to that. We now live on Canoe Less Creek (formerly known as Sampson River). If youre very lucky you can canoe if you find deep enough spots. One day its Oh Wow, we have water, OOPS here comes Bradford County and Suwanee River MIS Management, and there goes the water! Instead of taking care of the reasons for the problems they continue to contribute to the problems. We are told that the homes in the Country Club area flood so they have to open up the flow out of Sampson Lake. Well, it seems to me that someone in this County should be able to figure out that we need to have better drainage along the problem areas. Sampson River cannot and should not handle all the high water problems in the County. Also, who was the intelligent County person that allowed people to build homes along Sampson Lake and not make sure that the elevation was high enough to handle a high water time (oh sorry, I forgot that would require someone thinking). Most Counties are able to figure these problems out. Anyone with common sense and some intelligence looking for a job Bradford County needs help! The only thing that this County and Suwanee River MIS Management have been able to accomplish is turning our lakes and rivers into retention ponds and depreciating our property values. Take a look around and you will see for yourself the results of their work! Richard Corbin Dear Editor: On Friday, January 24th, Southside Elementary School partnered with Bradford High School for a Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Tailgate Party a pep rally to honor the students at Southside who exemplified the behavioral expectations we have set being prompt, prepared, respectful, safe and honest. Over 400 students were honored at this event, and were treated to performances by the Bradford High School Drumline, Southside, Bradford High form positive partnership Cheerleaders and Football Team. Southsides Assistant Principal, Sherree Alvarez was present to give a motivational speech, telling students that every step they make in the right direction puts them one step closer to successfully meeting their goals. An event of this kind took a lot of planning and coordination of efforts. This would not have been possible if not for the support Southside received from Bradford High School Principal, Bryan Boyer and his staff. Every step of the way, Bradford High School staff and students were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there it was amazing to see how smoothly this event worked with so many people working together. In the words of Bradford High Schools Coach Burch, I like it when I see a play come together. The staff at Southside has to be among the best staff anywhere. From the teachers who have taught and reinforced behavioral expectations, to the Positive Behavior Supports Team, to the dedicated staff who worked the event we are a family, and once again have shown what can be accomplished when we all work together for a common cause. At the culmination of Southsides Tailgate Party, I took a moment to reflect on everyone who had a part in making this event a success. I am thankful I am a part of the Southside Elementary School family, and blessed that we were able to partner with such a competent and well pulled together team as Bradford High School. Robin Frazer Dear Editor: Much of the blame for the cliff that this country is hurtling toward must be credited to the career politicians that we Americans have been supporting throughout the years. Of course, we, the voters (and in a certain sense, the non-voters) also play a major role in this fiasco, since we are the ones who enter the voting booth and make our selection. We have screwed up royally. But I am especially disenchanted with the lifetime members of our House and Senate--from both parties- because their refusal to step down has led to what many call the fourth branch of government. That would be special interest groups. These hundreds of wealthladen organizations heavily influence what our legislators do in Washington as a result of the donations they make to Time to elect someone other than career politicians politicians. Whether anyone admits it or not, huge sums of money influence peoples actions. It would be extremely foolish to think otherwise. Until term limits and/or curbs on financial donations become the law of the land, the wise thing for us to do would be to stop electing politicians and begin to elect teachers, merchants, engineers, doctors, etc. (Notice that I dont include lawyers in my list. They, too, are a big part of the problem because they are trained to accept no outcome except to win. That is no way to run a country.) So where do we begin? Thats easy. Send a message loud and clear in the next presidential election. Elect someone who is not involved in politics; who can communicate clearly and honestly, who has real American values; who can reach out and unite all of our citizens without pandering to any; who will actually support the Constitution of the United States. Is there such a person? Absolutely!? His name is Dr. Ben Carson. This retired Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins is a model of the American dream. He overcame tremendous difficulties in his early life and is famous for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins. His lifelong commitment to education, his ability to bring people together, and his basic values make him an ideal choice as the most important American. Of course, dont take my word for it. Go online. Do the research (like I did). Watch the movie about his life. Read his books. You cant help but be impressed. Dr. Carson has declared that he will become a candidate if there is a real clamoring from the people. So, lets do ourselves a favor. Lets make enough noise to send an undeniable message to the politicians, the special interest hacks, and all the people of this land. We want a real American as our leader. We want Dr. Ben Carson. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Socials

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Luciera Hamm, Kierston Boatwright and Autumn Rodgers earned sixth-place finishes for Bradford. Hamm had a 195 total (100, 95) in the 101 class, while Boatwright had a 195 total (105, 90) in the 110 class. Rodgers had a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Leah Bryant and Courtney Stanton earned a pair of seventhplace finishes for the Tornadoes. Bryant had a 220 total (95, 125) in the 129 class, while Stanton had a 225 total (110, 115) in the 183 class. Also placing in the top 10 for Bradford were Olivia Archer and Shannon Mikell. Archer was eighth in the 119 class with a 205 total (105, 100), while Mikell was eighth in the 183 class with a 220 total (105, 115). Carson Elder, Ryann Clemons, Sydnie Davis, Haley Sweat and Brooke Shireman competed for Bradford. Their totals were: Elder 185 (80, 105) in the 139 class, Clemons 220 (100, 120) and Davis 205 (105, 100) in the 169 class, and Sweat 245 (120, 125) and Shireman 205 (105, 100) in the unlimited class. The top six individuals in each weight class at the state finals will earn medals. Griffis said its a special group he has that will attempt to earn those medals. The five state qualifiers stay at least 30 minutes after practice in an attempt to get better. Plus, they have a close bond. These girls have camaraderie. Every one of them watches out for the other one, Griffis said, adding, All of them want the best for each other. second in the 169 class with a 295 total (170, 125), but Cassidy McDilda was awarded runnerup status due to the weigh-in tiebreaker. Gainesvilles Breanna Thomas won the 169 class with a 330 total. Bradfords Hopkins finished 5 pounds behind Unions Personette in the 119 class with a 245 total (110, 135). Story said going back to the start of the season, he couldnt have envisioned Hopkins reaching such a total. However, the junior has proven to be mentally tough and the battles she had with making weight last year were non-existent this year, Story said. The Jan. 18 Keystone Heights High School Invitational was a sign of things to come. Story said when he saw how easy Hopkins third clean and jerk attempt of 125 was, he knew she had a chance to qualify for state. Hopkins tied for the highest clean and jerk total at the District 4 meet. Shes a strong girl, and shes a pretty hard worker, Story said. Bradford had two lifters finish two spots out of qualifying for state. Karen Clark was fifth in the 110 class with a 205 total (100, 105), while Jordan Davis was fifth in the 139 class with a 245 total (120, 125). Clarks total was just 5 pounds behind third place. Trinity Catholic (4-17-1) in a Jan. 30 quarterfinal match. The Indians and Rams played a scoreless first half in the District 5 championship match, but Eastside got a goal from Tyler Miller-Jones off of a header of penalty kick in the 47 th minute. It marked the first time an opponent had shut Keystone out this season. They definitely had a great game plan, Waters said. They got us off our short passing game. They were very aggressive. The refs let them play. We didnt make those one or two plays that we normally make. Miller-Jones had at least four good looks in the first half, but he misfired on a couple of attempts. Goalie Eric Wood made a save on a one-on-one play, while Wyatt Graziano cleared another Miller-Jones attempt out of the box. Keystones Zac Hawkins sent a nice cross into the box with approximately two minutes remaining in the first half, but an Eastside player was able to head the ball away and prevent a possible score. Juan Grimaldo had the Indians best attempt at a goal in the second half with approximately four minutes remaining, but Keystone just couldnt get the goal it needed to extend the match. Though the players were disappointed, their coach was ready to talk about the overall season. Keystone has shut out 18 opponents this season and went 14-0 in regular-season district play. This is the best team Keystone Heights has ever produced, Waters said. The Indians get to continue playing by virtue of having made it to the district championship match. Their regional-clinching berth came in a 3-0 win over Crescent City in a Jan. 22 district semifinal match. Hawkins scored two goals, while Cory Hedding had another. Grimaldo assisted on all three. pleasant surprise. He said he expected a 145-150 total in the bench press and a 135 total in the clean and jerk. Cook was determined to do more. She came out fired up and told me what she wanted to do, Griffis said. What she did was get 160 in the bench and 145 in the clean and jerk for a 305 total, which put her 25 pounds ahead of 199 runner-up Yana Parker of Gainesville. Brown and Personette were runners-up in their respective classes. Brown, who also qualified for state last season, had a bench press of 165 and a clean and jerk of 155 for a 320 total, which put her 20 pounds ahead of Ocala West Ports Nia Randolph. However, she had to go up against two-time defending state champion Jessica Kinsler of Gainesville, who won the class with a 440 total. Personette fractured one of her elbows eight weeks ago, so Griffis wasnt sure what to expect out of her. She finished with a 250 total (135 bench press, 115 clean and jerk), which was 5 pounds behind 119 champion Megan Neal of Gainesville. Her bench press total topped the class. She had the day of her life, Griffis said. Geraghty actually tied for BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford and Union County high schools will send a combined six girls weightlifters to the state finals after their performances at the District 4 qualifying meet on Jan. 25 in Belleview. The top three lifters in each weight class earned the right to go to the state meet, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in Kissimmee. Union will be sending a school-record five, including district champions Kristen Cook (199-pound class) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited). Im so proud of them, Union coach Bryan Griffis said. You dont know how it feels to carry five girls (to the district meet) and go five for five. The efforts of Cook, Findley, Jessica Brown, Kayla Geraghty and Courtney Personetteall of whom set personal records in the bench pressled to a thirdplace finish for Union in the team standings behind champion Gainesville and runner-up Ocala Vanguard. Christin Hopkins was Bradfords lone qualifier. She was able to get the last spot in the 119 class, finishing third behind Unions Personette. Bradford had 15 compete at the meet, with 10 earning top-10 finishes. Overall, we had a pretty decent day, Bradford coach Deac Story said. Findley finished 10 pounds ahead of unlimited runner-up Virginia Strough of Bronson. Findley had a bench press of 205 poundswhich was at least 15 pounds better than every other lifter in the classand a clean and jerk of 145 to give her a 350 total. Griffis said Cook, a sophomore who is in her first year of weightlifting, was a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B (904) 368-81581371 US 301 S., Starke, FL OPEN LATE COLD BEER ~ GREAT FOOD ~ PLENTY OF TVs 50 Wings$40(Any 2 flavors)100 Wings$75(Any 4 flavors)10 Wing Combo$999(Includes side & drink)20 Wings & Pitcher of Beer$20Come Join Us!20 Wing Combo$1899(Includes 2 sides & 2 drinks) IN CONCER T THE TRIBUTE QUARTETfrom Nashville, Tennessee(Including Local T alent Josh Singletary)Award-winning T ribute Quartet atFellowship Baptist Chur chin Raiford For mor e information call (386) 431-1732 Located 1 mile South of Raifor d on SR-121 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Regional tournament success has been hard to come by for the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, with Ocala Trinity Catholic serving as the Indians recent nemesis. Keystone (17-9-1) traveled to Ocala to take on the defending state champs in a Class 2A quarterfinal match on Jan. 23, losing 9-0. The Celtics (15-3-1) ended the Indians seasons in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 also by scores of 3-0, 6-0, 8-0 and 8-0. Keystone was attempting to move into the semifinal round for the fifth time in school history. Trinity, which got two goals each from Briana Camargo, Julia Gruber and Lindsey Pinder, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday in the semifinals. Santa Fe (25-1), which defeated the Indians for the District 5 championship, won its firstever regional playoff match, defeating Umatilla 5-2. The Celtics have defeated Santa Fe 8-0 twice in past regional matchups. Christin Hopkins competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School allowed just the second goal this season against district competition, but it proved to be enough for the Eastside Rams, who defeated the Indians 1-0 in the District 5-2A boys soccer championship match on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. It was a great district final, said Keystone head coach Trevor Waters, whose team will travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. They made the one play, and we werent able to make the play. Keystone (21-3-2) will now travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora (13-8-2) in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Well win that one, and well see (Eastside) again, Waters said. Eastside (18-6) will host Rams defeat KHHS for district title KHHS girls fall to Celtics again Kaylee Findley was one of two district champions for Union County. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. If Keystone wins its regioanl matchup against Mount Dora, it will travel to play either Eastside or Trinity Catholic in a semifinal match on Tuesay, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) Eric Wood makes a save in the second half for the Indians.

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In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, Bobby (Lila); daughter, Leigh (Forrest); granddaughter, Courtney and her twin sister, Marilyn Bridges. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alberta Garrett, and her adopted stepfather Roy Bridges. Carolyn grew up in Stuckey, S.C. later moving to Gainesville as a child. She graduated from P.K. Yonge Laboratory School. Following high school, she attended the University of Florida and graduated with highest honors from Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a B.S. degree in biology and world history. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and additionally was a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and was elected as a member of the Florida Academy of Sciences. Following graduation, she met and married her husband Hill, raising her children in Birmingham, AL for 15 years before moving back to Florida. In addition to raising her children, she was active in a number of organizations including PTA, Keystone Heights City Council, and various social organizations, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Her interests were many and varied. She was an accomplished tennis player and an ardent supporter of Gator athletics. She was an avid fan of Gator football and basketball relishing the triumphs and enduring the defeats. She was able to witness several championship seasons and enjoyed them thoroughly. She loved to travel and had an adventurous spirit. Her memorial service was held at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home West Area, 823 NW 143rd Street at Jan. 29, with Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Following the memorial service, she will be interred in Indiantown, S.C. at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone who offered comfort and support in her final days. Special thanks to the staff at North Florida Regional Hospital as well as Haven Hospice who made her journey home a peaceful one. Additionally, the support of Dr. Don McGarity, her pastor at First Presbyterian in Starke was invaluable. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution in her honor be made to First Presbyterian Church of Starke (912 East Call St., Starke, FL 32091). Please visit her memorial page at williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARY Cecelia Brown STARKECecelia Kay Brown, 71, of Starke, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She was born June 22, 1942 to Millard A. and Doris I. (Griffis) Strickland in Jacksonville. She was of the Holiness faith. She is survived by six children, Ted E. Manning, Randall E. Manning, Doris I. Manning, Carol S. Parrish, Priscilla Manning and Alan Manning; siblings, Ellen Carolyn Harvey, Edward Buddy Clark, Carl Wayne Morris, Debra Branch, Lind McCormick and Joe Morris; 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Timothy Bryan Timothy Bryan STARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Jan. 11, 2014 at Shands University Hospital in Gainesville, with his family by his side. He was born on May 11, 1961 to the late Loyd and Beverly Bryan of Starke. He is preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Taylor; and his brother, Micheal Mike Bryan. Timmy can be remembered for his horsemanship, in his younger years. He showed his barrel horse Strawberry at the Local Bradford Roping Club and the Bradford 4-H Horse Club, which he won state in pole bending and cloverleaf. He loved his fish pond behind his house. He was a Florida Gator and Nascar Fan, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He was a big fan of John Wayne. He worked for Terrwilliger Motors, Jim Martin Tires of Jacksonsville, and he was self employed in construction. Timmy is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Sharon Bryan; his son, Alan Micheal Bryan; sisters, Sharen Bryan Mcmillan of Waldo, Cindy Bryan (Alan) Wilkerson of Clay Hill; brothers, Loyd (Marian) Bryan Jr. of Lawtey, John Bryan of Starke, and Donnie (Sheila) Jackson of Raiford. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Church of God in Lawtey. PAID OBITUARY Brenda Canaday CONWAY, S.C.Brenda Joyce Canaday, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at her residence following an illness. Born Nov. 30, 1947 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Alice Miller Mullins. She is predeceased by: daughter, Brenda Joyce Fowler; brother, Lacy Mullins Jr.; and a sister, Louise Sizemore. She is survived by: her husband Richard Glen Canaday Sr.; sons, Richard Canaday Jr. of Starke and Basil (Teresa) Canaday II of Conway, S.C.; daughters, Regina (Elmer) Williams and Jennifer (Kristopher) Hinson both of Lakeland; brothers, David Mullins and Charles Mullins both of W.Va.; sisters, Debbie Orndorff and Linda McGraw both of Va., Ruth Williams of N.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice 1500 Main St. Conway, SC 29526. Anthony Civitarese Anthony Civitarese JACKSONVILLEAnthony Tony Camillo Civitarese, 90, of Jacksonville died on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in Chiefi, Italy on Jan. 1, 1924 to the late Leonardo and Liberata Civitarese. He worked as a salesman for Huggin Sash & Door for many years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Sampson City Church of God. He is predeceased by: his first wife, Sarah E. Civitarese; sister, Rosie Civitarese; and brothers, Pete, Ernest and Nicholas Civitarese. Tony is survived by: his wife of 14 years, Carolyn Hilliard Civitarese; children, Ronald A. Civitarese of Seattle, Wash., Benjamin (Pamela) Civitarese of Evans, Ga., and Victor R. Civitarese of Jacksonville; step children, Lola E. (Wayne) Douglas of San Antonio, Texas, Teresa L. (Joey) Faulkner, Tommy L. (Regina) Hilliard, Jr., Carolyn (William) Reddish and James Todd Hilliard, Sr. all of Starke; sister, Mary L. Civitarese Margeson of Peabody, Mass.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at Sampson City Church of God with Reverend Gene Bass officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Ernie Dukes, Sr. FLORAHOMEErnie L. Dukes, Sr., 83, of Florahome died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City. He was born on May 6, 1930 to the late Brady and Ethel Dukes in Jacksonville where he had also retired as a shipyard supervisor. He was a longtime resident of the Florahome and Keystone Heights area and also a member of the Dunham Woods Baptist Church. His daughter, Sonya Lynn Bynum had preceded him in death. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Joyce (Pellum); son, Butch (Kathy) Dukes of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Jimmy Dukes of Brunswick, Ga.; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were Jan. 25, in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott ONeal officiating. The burial followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. James Green STARKEJames Jimmy Archibald Green, 81, of Starke, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was born in Starke on June 22, 1932 to the late Adam Green and Rosa Driggers Green. He has been a lifelong resident of Bradford County where he graduated from Bradford High School. He served in the National Guard, worked part time for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, and retired from the Department of Corrections after 31 years. He attended the River of Life Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Herbert Green; and sisters, Grace Green Page and Dorothy Green Reese. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Mary Carlton Green; daughter, Stephanie (George) Loznicka of Keystone Heights; two grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. Funeral services were held Jan. 29, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Charlie Green officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Raymond Hodges Raymond Hodges LOGANDALE, NEV.Raymond Everet Hodges, age 74, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Logandale, Nev. He was born Aug. 25, 1939 in Sanderson, Florida to Roland and Emmie Godwin Hodges. He was briefly married to Florence Lewis of East Palatka before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Germany where he met and married his second wife Karin. Their only son, Ronald, was born in Germany. Raymond grew up in Florida, where he and Karin raised their son. In Florida he worked mostly as a truck driver. In 1976 they moved to Colorado where he worked in the construction industry and for many years for the Silt Irrigation District. He loved the Rockies and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding their horses. Ray and Karin divorced after they moved to Nevada. In 2013 Ray came to Logandale to live with his son. He will be remembered as a gentle southern gentleman. Survivors include: his son, Ronald Ron (Stormie) Hodges; one granddaughter, Courtney both of Logandale, Nev.; sister, Linda (Mike) Deloach of Maggie Valley, N.C.; brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Hodges of Palatka, and J.W. (Shirley) Hodges. He has numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services with Pastor Glenn Tillis officiating. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Barbara Laird STARKEBarbara E. Laird, 80, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 13, 1933 in Miami to the late Nolian and Jessie Mae (Holt) Beckham. She was a homemaker and member of Union Baptist Church in Newberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Laird. Survivors are: sons, Michael Cooper of Ft. Lauderdale and Patrick (Maryanne) Cooper of New York; five grandchildren; one great grandson. Graveside funeral services were held on Jan. 27 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, in Newberry. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home in Starke. John Marsh STARKEJohn Wilton Marsh, 85, of Starke died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Parkside Assisted Living Facility in Starke. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 18, 1928 to the late Oscar W. and Louise (Trammel) Marsh, and served in the United States Air force. He first retired from the Miami Beach area as a firefighter and later as Safety Director from Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was a member of the St. Madeleine Catholic Church in High Springs. His wife of 52 years, Barbara and their two sons, Jeffery and Gregory had preceded him in death. Survivors are: daughters, Joanna Marsh of St. Augustine and Sharon (Richard) Pierce, of Seattle, Wash., one granddaughter; and one great granddaughter. There are no scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Parkside Assisted Living Facility, 329 Church Street, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Della Saily Della Saily GAINESVILLEDella Saily, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 26, 2013, at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care in Gainesville. Born in 1921 in Winegar (now Presque Isle), Wis. to George and Dora Steinback, she enjoyed reading, playing the piano and swimming in the lakes in the summer. When she was a teenager, they moved a few miles to Marenisco, Mich., across the road from the Saily farm. Art Saily, the youngest of the six Saily brothers, began courting Della and they were married in 1943. After Art returned from serving overseas in WWII, they started their family, living at the Saily farm. In 1961 they moved out west, living in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Della worked in retail, became a Certified Nursing Assistant, cooked at nursing homes, and taught kindergarten. After retiring to Marenisco in 1978, Della cooked for a local hunting lodge. She and Art enjoyed visiting with their family and friends, fishing the lakes, walking in the woods, and finding the first wild strawberries. She and her husband moved to Keystone Heights in 2002 to be near their daughter. After celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary, her beloved husband Art preceded her in death in 2006. She was a loving and devoted mother who will be greatly missed by her son, David Saily of Ridgefield, Conn. and her daughters, Mary Saily of Reston, Va. and Janet Groesbeck of Melrose. She is also survived by her brother, Buck Steinback of Colbert, Wash.; brother, Bruce Steinback of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Jan Groesbeck, 207 Rose Ave, Melrose FL 32666. PAID OBITUARY Dorothy Salazar STARKEDorothy Winter Salazar, age 91 of Starke, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She was born on March 19, 1922 to the late Everett Herschel and Ethel (Stevens) Winter in Hollis, N.Y. Ms. Salazar loved the arts, theatre, fashion, her family and church. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Dorothy was a performer in vaudeville shows during the 1930s and continued until 1956, where she, along with her sisters, Effie and Mae, were known as the Winter Sisters. They performed dancing, acrobats and tumbling, and had traveled with Bob Hopes USO tour. Ms. Salazar also performed in Billy Roses Broadway production of Jumbo. Upon departing from the performing arts, Ms. Salazar taught at Bradford Middle School as a paraprofessional retiring in 1996. She continued to teach dance long after her retirement from the Bradford County School Board. Survivors are: her children, Donald Salazar of Ft. Lauderdale, Susan Ladyga of Biloxi, Miss., Linda Lee of Keystone Heights, Scott Salazar of Starke and Lorie (Pat) Renz of Jackson Hole, Wyo. Ms. Salazar is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dominick Ladyga, Leland Salazar, Patrick Renz, Spencer Lee, Alex SalazarHutchins, Andrew Renz and Hannah Lee; a great-grandchild, Payton Hutchins, as well as three nephews, George Fraser of Wisconsin, Raymond Fraser and James Fraser both of Illinois. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, Feb. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church of Starke with Reverend Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona Street, Starke, FL 32091. On-line condolences may be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY Robert Smith HAMPTONRobert Earl Smith, 88, of Hampton died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor. The family will receive friends at the First Christian Church on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10-11:00 am with funeral services beginning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor John Faulkner officiating. The complete obituary was not available before press time, but will appear in next weeks paper. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.

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7 was brought in by a blizzard in the Northeast, with temperatures of 30 below. Lake City repoted a low of 8 degrees; Palatka 11; and Starke 8, according to Mrs. Jones diary. During the warm January, orange trees budded out and were blooming. With the trees full of sap, they were split wide open by the cold, dripped sap and froze again. When spring finally came, the outlines of once-flourishing orange trees stood bleak and still against the sky. A few survived, but four years later, another February freeze killed those remaining, and citrus growers in this area abandoned their groves, and the industry moved farther south. Although this years freeze may have been the longest on record, with temperatures below 32 degrees for most of 72 hours (Saturday through Tuesday), it failed to break records for the lowest temperature. T.F. Davis, in his History of Jacksonville, published in 1925, wrote: Feb. 8, 1835, was the coldest day ever known before or since in this section. At 8 oclock that morning, the thermometer stood at 8 degrees above 0, and the actual minimum was undoubtedly lower. Along Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA 904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 Jeffery Scott LAKE BUTLERJeffery Scott, 64, of Lake Butler died suddenly at the Lake Butler Hospital, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. He was born in Palatka and later moved to Lake Butler where he worked and retired from the Reception and Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served for 21 years. He is the son of the late Vandiver Scott and Elenor Barrs Rake. He is preceded in death by: brother, James Scott; sister, Betty; and son, Alvin D Scott. He is survived by: his wife, Linda Parrish Scott; sons, Leroy (Rosie) Scott, Jeff (Kym) Andrews, Joshua (Patty) Andrews; daughter, Tammy (Nathen) Johnson; brothers, Robert (Linda) Scott, Lonnie Scott; sisters, Janie (Cory) Hilburn, Dorthy (Elbert) Gilbert, Connie (Bill) Ritch, Sue (Ed) Kessel, 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 2:00 pm in the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Hazel Starr WALDOHazel Ruth Starr, age 88, of Waldo, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Hampton on Aug. 11, 1925 to the late George Rahme and Mary Clifford Green Rahme. Hazel retired from the University of Florida after many years of dedicated service as a data entry supervisor. She loved her family and her church, First Baptist Church of Waldo, which she attended and was a member of for many years. Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother who was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Roy Alston Starr; and her siblings, Edna Dyal, George Rahme, Alta Adkins Albbright, Gladys Chesser, and Clyde Rahme. Hazel is survived by: her loving sons, Franklin Price (Linda) Starr of Bryceville, and H. Clyde (Carol) Starr of Graham; her five grandchildren, Melissa (Bob) Neubauer, Travis (Pam) Starr, David Starr, Daniel Starr, and Tommy (Kathryn) Starr; and her five great-grandchildren, Jessie Suarez, Hayden Starr, Hailee Starr, Landon Starr, Gabriel Starr. Graveside services were held at Hampton Cemetery Jan. 27, with Reverend Jim DuBois officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Frances Thomas Frances Thomas WORTHINGTON SPRINGS Frances Mae Thomas called on the Lord early in the morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in her home surrounded by her children. She spent time alone reading the bible and praying. Thomas was born in Eutaw (Green County) Ala. to the union of the late Louis and Mary E. Crear Thomas. She moved to Worthington Springs in the 1950s. She had 12 siblings and was the mother of 16 children. Four siblings and two children preceded her in death: four siblings, brothers, Louis Thomas and Wyatt Thomas; sisters, Mary Cohens and Frankie Owens; two children, daughters, Frankie Thomas and Deland Thomas. Frances raised her children by working in fields until she got her GED and enrolled in the Nursing Assistant Program. She worked at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville as a nursing assistant. She retired at General Electric in Alachua as a battery operator. She also held various of other jobs: cook/butcher at Brown Brothers Grocery Store, butcher at Taylors Grocery Store, cleaning buildings at Worthington Springs Community Center and Mid-Florida Trucking, cook at the Thousand Oak Hunting Camp and sold Stanley Products. She also volunteered at Lake Butler Hospital as a Pink Lady. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Marcell (Mary) Lett-Starke, Hezekiah Thomas of Tampa, Nathaniel Harris of Lake Butler, Theodore Thomas of Lake Butler, Joe Thomas of Lake Butler, Herman Thomas of Ft. Lauderdale, Thurman Thomas of Lake Butler, Curtis (Candace) Thomas of Alachua; daughters, Paulette (Willie James) Strong of Lawtey, Doris Thomas of Lawtey, Alma Thomas of Lake Butler, Juanita Thomas of Gainesville, Regina (Gregory) Merricks of Lake Butler, Patricia Goodman of Lake Butler; brothers, Johnnie (Augusta) Thomas of Tampa, Leslie (Precious) Thomas of Sarasota, Jessie (Emma) Thomas of Plant City, Wilson (Edith) Thomas-Ft. Washington, Md.; sisters, Girt L. Walker of Gainesville, Daisy T. Barton of St. Petersburg; 44 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren, nine greatgreat grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and grieving friends. Funeral Arrangements: Viewing will be at Duncan Brothers Funeral Home Directing 428 NW 8th Street Gainesville, FL. 32601, on Friday, Jan. 31 at 27:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at Union County High School Auditorium 1000 South Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL 32054 on Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m. PAID OBITUARY Patty Williams LAKE BUTLERPatty S. Williams, 60 of Lake Butler died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence of an extended illness surrounded by her family. She was born on April 16, 1953 to the late Caris Sheffield and Jeanette Lowery Sparkman in Jacksonville. She lived most of her life in Keystone Heights, moving to Lake Butler 13 years ago. She was self employed and was a member of the Lake Hill Baptist Church in Keystone. She is preceded in death by her son, Chris Payton. She is survived by: her husband, Bernard Henry Williams of Lake Butler; daughters, Pamela (Will) Baldree of Worthington Springs, Allison (Kevin) Hillard of Raiford, Micaela (Glenn) Cannon of Lake Butler, Arielle (Matt) Schmitt of New York; son, Justin (Trevis) Williams of Callahan; 14 grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Sparkman of Bell; brothers, Wesley (Kim) Sheffield of Ft. White, Steve (Penny) Sheffield of Bell, Bryan Sheffield of Keystone Heights, Jack Sheffield of Keystone Heights; and sister, Wanda (Doug) Cason of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Worthington Springs, with Pastor Terry Elixson officiating. Burial was held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements. Barbara Willis Barbara Willis LAKE CITYBarbara Rae Ellis Willis, 81 of Lake City went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Barbara was born on May 18, 1932 to Loren and Renora Elllis, in Michigan City, Ind. She attended school in Valparaiso, Ind., Hollywood, Florida and graduated from Deland High School. Barbara worked for several companies as a secretary as well as being the secretary for the Eustis Chamber of Commerce. She subsequently worked the latter part of her career in mobile home sales in the Central Florida area. She was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lake City. She was a dedicated member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eustis Elks Lodge. She also was a long time hostess of the Florida Hospitality Rooms at National Elks Conventions, assisting her husband, Frank who was State Secretary of the Florida Elks Association. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Frank Willis. She was a well loved lady who is survived by: sons, Mike (Denise) and Steve (Tracy); grandchildren, Loren (Brandon), Kendyl (Ashton), Christian, Rachel; and greatgrandsons, Graysen and Kennon who lovingly called her NeNe. She also leaves behind her sister, Connie Boynton (Ray) of Jacksonville; sisters in law, Ruby Coig and Lexine Leinwar, of Mandeville, La.; nieces and nephews, Diane, Mary, Neil, Debbie, Stephanie, Milton, Michelle, Bobby, Denise, Phillip, Caren and Tyler. Barbaras family and many friends were a very important part of her life. Barbaras life was celebrated on Jan. 29th at The First Christian Church Lake Butler. Brother Art Peterson and Pastor Bruce Alkire officiated. Arrangements are in the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to Haven Hospice, York Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, Fl. 32606-3809. PAID OBITUARY d Obituaries d SNOW Continued from 3B the St. Johns River bank, water was frozen several rods from shore and afforded inhabitants a spectacle as new as it was distressing. Fruit trees of every description were destroyed, roots and all, and even some of the forest trees were killed by the cold. The freeze of mid-January 1886, when the temperature stayed below freezing for three days, killed the famous orange tree that grew at Fort Harllee on the north bank of the Santa Fe River, just south of Hampton Lake in Bradford County. Fort Harllee was built in 1835 during the second Seminole Indian War and named for its commander, Maj. W.W. Harllee of South Carolina. In front of the officers quarters at this post, Maj. Harllee planted the seed of an excellent China orange, which he had brought from Charleston. It grew rapidly, and by 1850 was said to be the largest sweet orange tree in Florida, bearing over 10,000 oranges in a season. After the tree died, it was said that the trunk was dug up and exhibited at the Chicago Exposition. But not all of Bradford Countys freezes came in the last century. There was the great Christmas freeze of 1983, which cost the growers of Florida $840 million in citrus tree losses and $600 million in loss of the orange cropa total of $1.5 billion. A low temperature of 14 was recorded in Starke on Christmas morning. This was followed two years later in January 1985 by another blast of arctic weather than changed the geographic face of Floridas citrus industry. Although Bradford County had been out of the orange business since the turn of the century, the 1985 freeze devastated remaining groves around Melrose, Crescent City and other Northeast Florida locations. The citrus industry took another move farther south. Along the way, there have been lighter snows in Bradford County, but they usually melted after a few hours on the ground. There was one in 1977, the year that U.S. News and World Report labeled a winter to be remembered. In January of that year, Camp Blanding, 6 miles east of Starke, recorded 21 mornings of freezing or below temperatures. In 1883, the editor of the Telegraph had optimistically written: In a few years, every man with an orange grove in Bradford County will be rich. Little did he know that 16 years later, they would all be broke. Even the Telegraph was forced to print a front-page notice that the size of the paper would have to be reduced because of a lack of advertising. The Gainesville Sun commented editorially: The Starke Telegraph has been temporarily reduced in size. The paper will be enlarged as soon as business improves. The Telegraph is one of the best papers in the state. PUBLIC MEETING KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1 st Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivor 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. 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. Legals Mayor A. L. VonKirn is wellwrapped against the cold during this 1899 freeze that brought 2 inches of snow to Starke. The twostory residence at left is still in use today as the remodeled and enlarged Magnolia Hotel at the corner of Walnut and Jefferson streets. First Baptist Church is pictured at the right on the same site it occupies today.

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assistance he needs, but he enjoys a freedom he wouldnt necessarily have elsewhere. He even gets to go on trips, thanks to the fact the Dunns have a vehicle that can easily transport him. Dunn and her husband are more than happy to go on vacations with Nolder. We did get a lift van because we wanted him to have a life and be able to travel and do vacations and so forth, Teresa Dunn said. Two weeks after he was here, we got the van. He said, Well, lets go to Biloxi, so we did that. We had a wonderful time. Nolder joked that he cant get Dunn to go back to Biloxi because she lost too much money, but he later added in all seriousness how much he appreciated the Dunns taking him on vacations. I think thats above and beyond when they do that, he said. Nolder often jokes around with the Dunns, whether hes home. Nolder said he still retains the visual image of his friends mother opening the door, greeting him by name and inviting him inside. It was the first time I had a family style life, Nolder said. Believe it or not, I almost had to be trained for that. It was so different from anything Id ever had. In time, Nolder would have his own home and family. He said he had a little horse ranch in Union County from 1985 until about 1998. When my wife passed away, I couldnt take care of the ranch by myself because I had ended up in a wheelchair, Nolder said. I just wandered around from apartment complex to apartment complex. Prior to moving into the Dunn household, Nolder lived in an assisted-living facility in Gainesville. He said he did not enjoy it at all. Nolder heard about the Medical Foster Home Program, though the one in the Gainesville area was not in operation yet. He met with a very nice foster family through the Jacksonville program, but Nolder said his daughter, who lives in Gainesville, did not want him living that far away. He kept hearing a similar program in Gainesville was going to start. I bugged them crazy, Nolder said. They kept saying, Well, youre on the top of the list. I said, I dont care about that. I dont want to be on a list. Nolder wanted a home. He wanted something that was nothing like what he was experiencing in the facility he once lived at. For me, its a wonderful change, Nolder said. Im a widower. Im by myself. Its very difficult to take care of myself. I tried it and tried it. Gosh, I waited over a year for this opening to come up. Now, Nolder gets the facilities. The program began in Little Rock, Ark., in 1999, Fookes said. Dunns home is the first in the relatively new Gainesville-area program. Fookes said the program saves the VA a significant amount of money. Veterans in the program have lower instances of hospital admittances and emergencyroom visits, plus they are less likely to miss medical appointments. Typically, because they have somebody whos helping manage some of those things, hey actually attend specialty appointments or primary-care appointments more often, Fookes said. Veterans must be eligible for VA medical care and require a nursing-home level of care to be eligible for the program. Caregivers, like Dunn, and their homes must meet various criteria as well. For example, the home must pass inspection by a VA Home Based Primary Care team and a VA fire-safety engineer, while caregivers must have past experience care for disabled and/ or elderly people. Of course, it goes without saying that caregivers need to have a heart and a passion for what they do. Dunn has previous experience caring for individuals, which also led to her working in conjunction with the VAs Home Based Primary Care. She provided care for a man, who eventually succumbed to a terminal illness, in her home for the past two years. A Home Based Primary Care nurse suggested that Dunn get in contact with Fookes about the Medical Foster Home Program. We were thrilled, Fookes said of Dunns interest in the program, adding, To have someone who already had the experience and knew what (Home Based Primary Care) was and knew how that functioned really made things a little bit smootherquite a bit smoother, actually. Dunn said she has been caring for others for 36 years. Besides experience with private patients, she has worked with Suwannee Medical Personnel in Gainesville and operated an adult foster home in Michigan when she was 25. You can take Dunns love of caring for others back to childhood. She remembered when she was 4 and cared for a girl in her neighborhood who was somewhat neglected by her mother. The girl was always dirty, but Dunn helped get her cleaned up. Dunn would also take her own new clothes and dress the girl up in them. Its just something Ive always done, Dunn said. I literally do not know what to do with myself if I dont have somebody else to take care of. Now, shes helping care for Nolder, who was searching for a true home. As it turns out, Nolder did not have a true home as a child. I was an orphan, Nolder said. I ran away from the orphanage, so I was on my own since I was 12 years old. Nolder enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17. When Nolder and others he served with were given some time off, a fellow Marine Nolder became friends with asked him where he was going to go. Nolder said he didnt have a home to go to, so his friend invited him to his 40 Notices 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories 47 Commercial Property (rent, Lease, Sale) 49 Mobile Home For Sale 50 For Rent 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford Union Clay 40Notices 41Auctions 42M otor Vehicles & Accessories43R Vs & Campers 44Boats &ATVs 45Land for Sale 46Real Estate Out of Area 47Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) 48Homes for Sale 49Mobile Homes for Sale 50For Rent 61Scriptur es 62Vacation/Travel 63Love Lines 64Business Opportunities65Help Wanted 66In vestme nt O ppo rtunities67Hunting Land for Rent 68Carpet Cleaning 69Food Supplements 70Money to Lend 71Farm Equipment 72Computers & Accessories51Lost/Found 52Animals & Pets53AY ard Sales53BKeystone Yard Sales53CLake Butler Y ard Sales54Pr oduce 55Wanted 56Antiques 57For Sale 58Child/Adult Home Car e59Personal Services 60Home Impr ovementW ord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 C lassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & Non-HC accessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! HOME Continued from 1B Don Nolder is shown in his bedroom, where he said, I have my own little comforts. giving Teresa some grief about her latest gem-cutting project or telling David he likes him better when hes at work and away from home. Nolder, though, is truly thankful to be where he is. I just cant say enough about the program and people like (Teresa Dunn), Nolder said. I call her my angel. Shes my angel. My daughter, who is very protective of me, just loves Teresa and David, too. Shes glad Im in this place. Fookes believes its the kind of place most of us would want to live in the latter stages of life. I think people can be much more comfortable and much more at ease and have the care that they need in a home, Fookes said. Im not downing nursing homes by any means, but when you have someonea CNA or LPN or a nursewho is responsible for several people versus one person whos giving more one-on-one attention to a maximum of three, you get to know the person. You build a relationship with them, and you hopefully help with quality of life. Fookes said the matching of Nolder and Dunn is a best-case scenario and that her trips to the home to make sure Nolder is getting what he needs and that Dunn is doing what shes supposed to be doing are a pleasure. Its wonderful to see someone who served our countrywho gave all he hadbe able to have a place to call home and someone to provide care for him, Fookes said. Its wonderful. I enjoy coming out here. To find out more about the Medical Foster Home Program, please call the program office at 904-396-8770 or Fookes at 352376-1611 (ext. 6005/4469). Bradford and Union County high schools will host their respective district tournaments beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, and concluding on Saturday, Feb. 8. The District 5-4A tournament tips off at Bradford High School with a 6 p.m. quarterfinal game between third seed Santa Fe and sixth seed Keystone Heights on Feb. 4. Fourth seed Bradford and fifth seed Interlachen will play at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 7, second seed P.K. Yonge will play the Santa Fe-Keystone winner at 6 p.m., while top seed Fort White will play the Bradford-Interlachen winner at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Dixie County and Newberry play each other to tip off the District 7-1A tournament at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Union County High School. The winner will advance to a Feb. 7 semifinal game against top seed Chiefland at 6 p.m. Second seed Williston and third seed Union will play each other at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. BHS, UCHS to host district tournaments

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 53A Yard Sales 53B Keystone Yard Sales 55 Wanted 57 For Sale 59 Personal Services 65 Help Wanted (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! Out of Area Classifieds 5,700 +/Acres North Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting Development Potential 800-504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3422 Truck Driving School Instructors Join CRSTs brand new training school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Relocation assistance provided. Call: 866756-3407; email: mknoot@crst.com Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-3143769 Prime, wooded, mountaintop acreage with majestic three state views. EZ access to US National Forest. Incredible 4 season recreation. Paved roads, underground power, fiber optic cable, municipal water. 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The home is the perfect size for a family and includes a private office and storage area as a bonus. The home includes a large master bedroom with bathroom and two additional bedrooms. The kitchen is complete with Corian countertops and elegant cabinets, as well as top-of-the-line stove, dishwasher, microwave and double-door refrigerator included. The amenities include a beautiful fireplace in the living/family area. This beautiful home also comes with a big fenced-in backyard. This property is going for $123,410 and is priced to sell by owner. Call Kim Peoples at 904-207-5142 for information. FOR SALE DRIVERCDL CLASS B w/ HAZMAT/TANKER ENDORSEMENTWater Chemical Treatment Company with warehouse in Starke is looking for a driver, must have a FL CDL Class B license w/Hazmat/Tanker. : guaranteed 45 hr/week, quarterly bonus, health ins., employer paid short & long term disability, life ins., & 401K with matching employer contributions, & competitive wages. Email resum & qualifications to: Highly responsible executive, administrative position reporting to the president of the college. Responsible for the supervision and coordination of all phases of the support service function, (which includes the Business Of fice, Physical Plant, Informational Technology, Bookstore, Food Services) and all budget development and management activities of the college. Duties include the coordination of State and Federal reports, development of recommendations for a wide range of Physical Plant planning; serving as liaison between college and community, and the coordination of specifications for renovation and new construction. Requires Masters Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field (Doctorate degree preferred) plus five years experience in executive management and administrative business operations preferably in higher education. Must be proficient with computers. Knowledge of overall community college concept. 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Experience in tree work is a plus Must have a valid Class B CDL with air brakes Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug testsSend resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call is accepting applications for an Experienced Tree Crew Member. This includes the operation of bobcats and bucket trucks with occasional climbing. For full time year around work with great benefits in an established company and a great team.Send resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call Experience in tree work Must have a valid drivers license Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work* Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug tests BUS D RIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 visit Jarmons ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE 2000 N. 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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Johnnie D. Bellflower, 33, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked and for probation violation. Barry Alan Bogart, 59, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,000. Turosia E. Bright, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000. Paige Rochelle Bunch, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Tyveshaia Byrd, 19, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, the victim had asked Byrd to move out of her Starke apartment earlier in the day. Several hours later, Byrd returned to the apartment to retrieve some food and suddenly attacked the victim, pushing her into a wall and then grabbing a kitchen knife and advancing toward her. The victim put her arm up in defense, sustaining a cut on her forearm, but knocking the knife to the floor. Byrd than began to choke the victim until she became dizzy and fell to the floor. A downstairs neighbor began banging on the ceiling, and Byrd left the apartment. The police eventually reached Byrd by phone, and she returned to the apartment to give her statement before being arrested. Bond was set at $60,000. Lemuel Leander Cooper, 26, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, Cooper was arrested after a traffic stop on C.R. 21B near Speedville. Coopers vehicle was swerving on S.R. 100 and reaching speeds over 70 mph before turning onto C.R. 21B. Once the vehicle was stopped, a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy Cooper gave her a small bottle containing crack cocaine to hold in an effort to conceal it from the deputy. Bond was set at $20,000 for Cooper. Traci Dielmann, 46, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Jan. 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. James Pattrick Drinkwater, 20, of New Port Richey was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for battery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Drinkwater was in the parking lot of Whiskey River in Starke when he started yelling at a person in a vehicle. The person lowered the window, and Drinkwater struck him in the face. The victim was able to get out of his vehicle and defend himself until police arrived to break them up and arrest Drinkwater. Bond was set at $5,000. Adam Eldred Glover, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Eric Andreu Griffis, 32, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Griffis was at Walmart and was observed by an employee taking a pair of new boots out of a box, putting them on his feet and putting his old boots into the box and back on the shelf. He then attempted to leave the store, but was detained by a Walmart employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $10,000. Eric Jason Gunter, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery on a person of 65 years of age or older. According to the arrest report, Gunter and his father had been drinking and got into an argument before he punched his father in the face. Bond was set at $2,500. Timothy Steven Haisley, 23, of Graham was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Haisley was lying in the middle of Southwest C.R. 18 near Hampton Lake and asleep when a motorist observed him, stopped and tried to wake him up. He couldnt get him to wake up, so he called 911, and a deputy was dispatched. The deputy was able to get him to wake up, and then a van pulled up with several people who told the deputy that Haisley had been drinking at their home earlier. Haisley got mad and started arguing with the people and was then arrested and transported to jail. William Levon Hankerson, 40, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Starke police for an outof-county warrant from Bay County for failure to pay child support. Gabriel John Hendrieth, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Henry Calvin Hendrieth, 29, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Antonio Voughntez Kee, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Herbert L. Kelly, 37, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kelly battered his girlfriend by grabbing her by the arms and neck, leaving bruises on both arms. Terrell K. Kennedy, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer. Bond was set at $1,000. Jamal M. Murray, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Bobby Joe Robinson, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Phillip Strawder Sellars, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies for two charges of assault, two charges of kidnap-false imprisonment, and for obstructing justice. According to the arrest report, Sellars, his wife and a male friend were at the couples home Jan. 19 when Sellars went to bed, not feeling well after a recent seizure. Sellars awoke later, saw his wife and the male kissing on the couch and came out of his bedroom holding a knife and machete, threatening them that they werent going to leave the house alive. At some point during a 3-4-hour time frame, Sellars held the knife to his wifes throat, stabbed her cell phone when she attempted to call 911 and choked her after the male victim left and she returned to the home. Sellars was arrested several days later after a report was filed with the sheriffs office by his wife. According to the arrest report, the three had a prior sexual encounter at the friends home on Jan. 17 after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Mark A. Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Ashley Elizabeth Williams, 28, of Starke was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Williams became outraged at her mother when told she couldnt move into a trailer on her mothers property. Williams was cussing and yelling at the victim, and when the victim turned to walk away, she struck her on the back of her head/neck and then shoved her into the vehicle. Keystone/Melrose Erica Bailey, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 22 by Clay deputies for burglary to an automobile. Kevin Green, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Charles Paul Hesters, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property. Robert Johnson, 41, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for misuse of the 911 system. Dale Lorenza Lewis, 22, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property. Union Michael Anthony Greene, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving while license suspendedhabitual offender. Records show Greene has had four previous violations of DWLS and that his license has been suspended since May 2012. Charles Rushing, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving under the influence-third offense. Antonio Woodrow Edwards, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Bond was set at $7,500. Paul Jason Todd, 32, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. He was also arrested Jan. 17 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Mark Ashley Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies on warrant for probation violation and on an out-of-county warrant from Bradford for grand theft. During the arrest for the warrants, the deputy also found that Thomas had a Valium pill on him, so he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Robert J. Kitzman, 58, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kitzman got into an argument with his wife, who he is separated from, in a vehicle at her residence. When the victim attempted to leave the car, Kitzman grabbed her by the back of her hair and snatched her back into the vehicle. He continued to yell at her, grabbed her by the hair again and shoved her out of the vehicle, and then threw her purse at her before leaving. Kitzman was located at his residence by deputies and arrested. Lloyd Randle Hunt, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear for felony offense. Natoria Champale George, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B D.O.T Physicals must be done by a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner ALL of your Drug & Alcohol Testing needsCall Us TodayFLORIDA WORKPLACE SAFETY & TESTING (904)769-1738 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 Fins, Fur & Tails On Dec. 18, approximately 25 people gathered at the farm of Charles Alvarez on Highway 229 near the Union County line at approximately 9:30 a.m. They ate a nice breakfast that included biscuits, gravy, jelly, sausage and coffee. With little delay after breakfast, the group drove about a half mile to a 5-10-acre field around which 12 stands were set up and marked with large, round bales of hay. In the center of the field was a 25-foot tower with a deck that was surrounded by a protective wood siding. The tower deck was filled with cages, which in total contained 200 ring-necked pheasants minimally 10 per shooter. After two shotgunners claimed each stand, a man on the tower deck began to release the pheasants, which were targeted by the gunners that surrounded their release. The activity lasted about three hours, with a lunch break that included Boston butt, chicken, ribs, baked beans, banana pudding, peach cobbler and tea. In order to ensure an equal shooting opportunity, all hunters rotated clockwise one stand after 10 pheasants were released. In summary, it was one nice pheasant shoot. Another interesting aspect that proceeded congruently with the pheasant shoot was the retrieval of the downed birds by the three Labrador retrievers and the single springer spaniel. The dogs gameness and enthusiasm for their retrieval responsibilities was apparent with their whining and muscular quivering between each job. At the end of the day they had to be pulled away with leashes despite their exhaustion. Ring-necked pheasants that were the quarry of the shoot are not indigenous to Florida, but they are also not indigenous to the northern and mid-western states, where they maintain a sustainable and stable population. The birds were imported in the late 1800s to provide an additional hunting opportunity. The male birds, like many other bird species, are beautifully feathered. The birds are about half the size of a chicken, but they display an excellent wing speed and takeoff Unlike many game birds raised in captivity, these do not have to be kicked to initiate their takeoff. They fly high and fast. Ring-necked pheasants have always been a welcome addition in any location where they have been established. They are not overly aggressive by nature and do not appear to be a threat to any indigenous species. However, the possibility of them becoming an established game species in Florida is very poor. Foxes, coyotes, fire ants and many birds of prey appear to diminish that as a possibility. Alvarezs farm is registered with the state as a hunting preserve, and he also has a legally established dove field. He meets all the cultivation and production requirements for legal establishment of a dove field and hunting preserve. He has several pheasant shoots each season and will probably have another this year. If you are interested in shooting pheasants or doves, Alvarez can be reached at 904-226-4392. Alvarez farm offer pheasant shoots Bob McNally and his springer spaniel, Tess, barely retrieve one pheasant before another is falling their way. Outdoors outlook The transition from hunting to fishing continues to march forward. Deer season ended on Jan. 19, and duck season ended on Jan. 26. Lake Butlers Cody Douglas got in one last duck hunt in on Jan. 24 at the Gulf. He, along with a friend, brought home a total of five ducks. When the wind and labile weather allow fishing to take place, crappies continue to be the feature attraction in freshwater fishing. Newnans Lake, being shallow and dark, is producing some fish with roe, but most of the deeper lakes north of that point have shown little signs of crappie spawn. The specks in Santa Fe Lake continue to remain on the brush piles in deeper water. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle indicates that minnows fished on the Santa Fe Lake brush piles have caught quite a few specks. Additionally, he says that they are producing just as many channel cats. Wind and weather are even more of an obstacle in saltwater fishing. Gary Simpson says that the trout are outperforming the reds on the Gulf side, and Keystones Randy Harris has been productive with a few of his guided clients, fishing for trout around Steinhatchee. Fishing action on the east side seems to be slow as well, and sheepsheads continue to be the main attraction. They are especially productive around jetties, rocks, pilings and the mouths of inland waterways. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. Outdoors calendar Jan. 30, new moon; Feb. 1-2, youth water fowl hunt; Feb. 20, Crosshorn Ministries meeting, 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. 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. 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12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford High School put together a three-game winning streak in boys basketball, but has since lost three in a row, with the most recent setback coming at the hands of Bishop Kenny on Jan. 25 in Jacksonville by the score of 71-33. Caleb Jones and Alex Mejias scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. Shawn Aaron had four points, while Keaaris Ardley and Tyler Wainwright each had three. Jones added 10 rebounds. Prior to playing Bishop Kenny, the Tornadoes (7-14) recorded District 5-4A wins over Interlachen and Keystone Heights before dropping games to Eastside and district opponent Santa Fe. Benjamin Nichols and Jones scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, in a 56-54 win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Wainwright had eight points, while Kenny Dinkins and Don Jeffers each had six. Roderick Broomfield scored three, while Ardley and Drian Jenkins each scored two. Ardley added eight rebounds and nine assists. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to play Keystone, getting 10 points from Dinkins in a 4422 win. Jones had nine points, while Aaron and Ardley each had eight. Nichols had four points, while Wainwright and Jeffers had three and two, respectively. Ardley added seven rebounds, while Nichols had six rebounds. Ardley and Jenkins had five and four steals, respectively. Visiting Eastside defeated Bradford 47-36 on Jan. 22. The Tornadoes got 12 points and seven rebounds from Dinkins, with Ardley adding eight points and seven assists. Jones and Wainwright each had six points, with Jones grabbing 10 rebounds. Aaron and Nichols each had two points. Three players scored in double figures in a Jan. 24 road game against Santa Fe, but the Raiders came out on top 53-47. Aaron and Ardley each had 11 points, while Mejias had 10 points. Wainwright and Jones scored eight and five points, respectively, with Jenkins adding two points. Jones and Ardley had eight and six rebounds, respectively, with Ardley also adding 10 assists and five steals. Bradford fell to 5-5 in district play. The Tornadoes travel to play Palatka on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Kenny hands BHS boys 3rd straight loss Larry Collins scored 19 points, but it wasnt enough for the Union County High School boys basketball team, which lost 51-42 to Trenton on Jan. 24 in Trenton. Daquin Edwards scored five points, while Princeton Alexander, Brennan Clyatt and Austin Dukes each scored four. Trey Spitze and Daryl Watkins had three and two points, respectively, while Parker Hodgson added one. The Tigers (6-15) will travel to play Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. They will then celebrate Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, against Columbia County at 7:30 p.m. UCHS boys lose to Trenton by 9 Tracey Kemp and Nyasia Davis scored 16 and 11 points, respectively, but the Bradford High School girls basketball team dropped its regular-season finale, losing 67-39 to Gainesville on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. Keshanna Ardley and Danique Hudson each scored five points, while Mackenzie Gault added two. Prior to playing Gainesville, the Tornadoes (12-10) traveled to play Fleming Island on Jan. 23, losing 63-52. Kemp and Davis scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Hudson scored six points. Gault and BHS girls lose 67-39 to Gainesville The Keystone Heights High Keystone girls go 1-1 prior to tournament Editors note: Point totals supplied to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor do not reflect the final scores. Keyambre Cobb had 12 points, while Qushawn Smith almost had a double-double, but it was host Trenton winning big, defeating the Union County High School girls basketball team 5737 on Jan. 24. UCHS girls end regular sesaon with 37-27 loss Ardley had three and two points, respectively. Bradford played a quarterfinal game against Interlachen this past Tuesday in the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the Tornadoes the tournaments third seed defeat Interlachen, they will play second seed Santa Fe on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. School girls basketball team suffered a 54-37 loss to visiting West Nassau to close the regular season on Jan. 24, but did get a 40-25 win over visiting St. Francis on Jan. 23. Bailey Zinkel and Caiylen Gonzales scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in leading the Indians (10-14) to the win. Sierra Moore and Karla Casas scored six and four points, respectively, while Katlyn Travis and Abbigail Winters each scored two. Keystone played Fort White this past Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the fourth-seeded Indians won, they will play top seed P.K. Yonge on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Smith finished with nine points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers (3-18). Janisha Jones and Nancy Slocum had six and four points, respectively. Angelique Williams and Michelle Johnson had two points and one point, respectively. Prior to playing Trenton, Union played Interlachen and Baker County. In a 49-44 loss to visiting Interlachen on Jan. 21, Madison McClellan scored 11 points, while Cobb had nine. Slocum and Smith each scored seven points, with Slocum also grabbing eight rebounds. Johnson and Jones each scored three points. Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five assists in a 67-47 loss to Baker Conty on Jan. 23 in Glen St. Mary. Smith had 10 points, while Jones had six points and 11 rebounds. Johnson and Jordan Howe each scored four points, with Howe grabbing nine rebounds. McClellan and Slocum each had three points. The Tigers played a quarterfinal game this past Tuesday in the District 7-1A tournament, which is being hosted by Williston High School. If Union defeated Dixie County, it would advance to a semifinal game against Chiefland on Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. The championship game is Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.



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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 Worth Noting Lake Region Monitor Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 41 st Year 39th Issue 75 CENTSKeystone farmers market manager firedPlum Creek makes case to Melrose leadersLake Region schools celebrate Literacy Week BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs said he terminated the contract of Farmers Market Manager Cheryl Owen on Jan. 21. Suggs said he took the action because of a difference in philosophy with Owen and the way the city was being represented at the market. Suggs confirmed that a Jan. 18 dispute and confrontation Owen had with one of the markets vendors, Rhonda Miller, who owns Gumbo Heads Goat Farm, led to the managers dismissal. Miller sent an email to Suggs and others claiming that Owen kicked Miller out of the market after Miller complained about the new spot within the market Owen had assigned Miller to. Miller also wrote that Owen used profanity during the encounter and that the exchange was witnessed by then-vice mayor, Tony Brown. Brown said the events outlined in Millers email were accurate. He witnessed the exchange between Miller and Owen and said he was shocked by Owens outburst. After they had words they both left the area, Brown recalled. I went to my truck and called Terry, told him what happened and said this is definitely going to be an issue. Last year, Owen resigned from her market managers job after a July 4 argument with Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. Brown supported Owens reinstatement during a subsequent council meeting and the council gave Owen her job back. Asked if reinstating Owen was a mistake, Brown answered, No. He said he made the right decision based on the information he had at that time. During the council meeting in which members voted to re-hire Owen, Miller spoke against Owens reinstatement, complaining that many vendors had left the market because of Owens management style. In October, Owen wrote in the markets newsletter that unless more residents patronized the weekly event, it might go out of business. This market is in serious trouble, she wrote. If Keystone does not begin to turn out on Saturday mornings the market is going to lose its remaining vendors due to a lack of business. Owen did not return a phone call seeking comments for this story. Suggs said that on the Saturday following Owens termination, Jan. 25, a volunteer managed the market. He added that he plans to talk to council members about the future of the Saturday morning venue and evaluate its operations. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Plum Creek Land Company representative made her organizations case for developing 11,000 acres in eastern Alachua County to a group of Melrose community leaders. Rosemary Fagler, community relations manager for the company, reviewed Plum Creeks application to amend Alachua Countys comprehensive land use plan during a Jan. 14 meeting of the Melrose Business and Community Association. Fagler said the company has been working on a plan for its Alachua County holdings for nearly a decade after county officials first asked it to submit a plan in 2000. She said that now, the companys holdings in Alachua County, which make up 15 Rosemary Fagler, manager of community relations for Plum Creek Florida, presents the companys development plans to the Melrose Business and Community Association on Jan. 14. See LAND, 3AClay Electric trustees approve $5 million capital credits refundOn Jan. 23, Clay Electric Cooperatives board of trustees approved a $5 million capital credits refund to current and former members of the co-op who received service between 1987 and 2012. This will be the cooperatives 40th consecutive refund of capital credits. Current members of the cooperative who are entitled to a refund will receive a credit on their March bills. A members actual share of this years refund is based on the amount he or she was billed for electricity during the years included in the retirement period (1987-2012). Former members of the cooperative who are entitled to a refund will be mailed a refund check around mid-March. General Manager/CEO Ricky Davis said the trustees considered a variety of financial data and economic conditions before deciding to make this years refund. The refund of capital credits is a tangible and unique benefit of receiving service from a not-More charges for former IT manager BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The former information technology manager for the Clay County Clerk of Courts is facing additional charges after he was first arrested in December. Michael John Hamilton, 37, of Green Cove Springs was arrested on Dec. 20 for grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification of ownership to a pawn dealer. In November, Clay County Clerk of Courts Tara Green told deputies that computer and networking equipment belonging to her office was missing and she suspected Hamilton had stolen the items. A detective wrote in a report that he traced Hamilton to a Nov. 23 transaction at Big Cash Pawn in Green Cove Springs in which the suspect pawned a piece of networking equipment belonging to the county valued at $1,940.61. Hamilton bonded out of jail following his December arrest. On Jan. 22, deputies arrested him for a second time, charging him with one count of engaging in a scheme to defraud. According to court documents, Hamilton stole over 50 items from the Clerks office and pawned 16 items in Duval County and 35 in Clay County. He also sold one item to an individual. Green said that Hamilton was in charge of renovating a server room, and in that position, ordered and received new equipment. The sheriffs office said the total value of equipment stolen by Hamilton is over $58,000, and that $15,000 worth of equipment is still unrecovered.Foul play suspected in Interlachen disappearanceHamilton BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Putnam County Sheriffs Office said it suspects foul play in the disappearance of an Interlachen man. Jose Anthony Cortez was last seen by his family in the area of 6th Way in Interlachen around 10 a.m. on Monday Dec. 23. The 35year old, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds, is also known as Josie Lebron, Jossie Cortez Lebron and Jesus Lebron. Sgt. Hancel Woods wrote in a press release that the sheriffs office has received numerous tips about the missing man, but is looking for additional information. He added that if anyone makes contact with Cortez, or is aware of his location, he or she should contact Detective Nicole Thomas at 386-329-0801. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477). Cortez BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Schools across the Lake Region celebrated Literacy Week from Jan. 13 through 17. The sixth annual event, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and other organizations, promotes reading throughout the states schools by encouraging students to participate in reading-related activities. At Melrose Elementary School, teachers and administrators highlighted the week with a Special Readers Day, with around 20 community leaders fanning out over the campus to read to students within classrooms. Melrose also held a door decorating contest, book exchange, a Buddy Reading Day and other events. Keystone Heights Elementary School and McRae Elementary School held essay contests on their campuses. At Keystone Elementary, younger students were asked to write about laws they would pass if they were elected President of the United States. Second grade winner David McKellios wrote that if elected president, he would declare everything in stores 50-percent off, kids would only be assigned homework on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and he would declare July 19 National Candy Day. Fourth grade winner Jordan Holmes wrote that teachers would be paid more, every See WEEK, 6A See CREDITS, 6A Rummage saleThe Community Church womens organization will hold a rummage sale filled with likenew and slightly used items Feb. 6-8. The early bird shopping hours are Thursday, Feb. 6 from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per family. Regular sales with no admission charges are Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. One Book, One PutnamA special One Book One Putnam Event meet the author at the Melrose Public Library, will feature Backcountry Lawman author, Bob Lee and his special guest Roger Gunter. His book is filled with exciting and sometimes funny stories from his thirty year career as a wildlife officer in Putnam County. The event is free and everyone is invited. Plan to arrive early for a good seat. The library is located behind the post office at 312 Wynnwood Avenue. For more information call the library at 352475-1237. Spring Garden WorkshopWant to learn how to stretch the plants you already have in your yard? Are you interested in encouraging your fruit trees to bear more fruit? Did the grasshoppers and tomato worms give you headaches during the last growing season? Learn all of the tricks of the trade from your local Master Gardener, Cheryl Owen, at the Melrose Public Library on Saturday, February 1st. at 10 am. Ms. Owen will be discussing all of your gardening concerns. This is your chance to get expert help and learn some gardening short-cuts too. This free program is open to all gardeners. For more information call the Melrose Public Library at (352) 475-1237. The Putnam County Library System and the Putnam County Master Gardener Program bring this special adult program to you.Wings of Dreams Fly-InIn commemoration of 69th anniversary of this iconic battle, Gasche, a member of the Gainesville Iwo Trio, will discuss his memories of that day and display artifacts during the Wings of Dreams Fly-In / CruiseIn Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 8 am to 10 am at Keystone Heights Airport. This featured presentation is part of the Fly Into History program that will begin at 9 am. The breakfast buffet is $7 per adult and $4 per child (9 & under). World War II and Korean War era veterans receive complimentary breakfasts. The monthly Fly Into History program features WWII veterans, notable aviators and historians as guest speakers. Guided tours of museum and historic space artifacts will be available after the breakfast. Members of the Florida Crown Region Porsche Club of Jacksonville will display Porsche sports cars after 10 am. All proceeds benefit the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum, which is open to the public Friday through Sunday from noon to 4 pm or by appointment on other days. For more information, call 352-256-8037 or visit www. wingsofdreams.org.

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2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 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. 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 See our Entry Ad in the Regional Section Bs Boutique Downtown Grill El San Jose Restuarant Prevatts Restuarant Starke Chiropractic Tony & Als DeliAubree & Peyton, Happy Valentines Day! Love, Mommy, MeMaw, & Papa Dont forget to bring in your Valentines messages...You could win a $20.00 gift certificate from one of these local sponsors EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights High School held its annual science fair on Jan. 14 and 15. Sponsor Ron Hartman said this was the first year the school expanded the event to two days, one for junior high students and one for senior high. He said the fair went much smoother under the new format. During a Jan. 17 awards ceremony, Hartman told students the quality of their projects were reflected in comments from the judges. It was awesome listening to the debates going back and forth talking about how well you spoke, how well you knew your subject matter, how good your board looked, he told the participants. They really were nitpicky. You were winners and they asked not to award all the places I asked them to award because not all of them (the projects) were up to the quality that you presented here. They thought that you all were the best of the best. The winners of the fair are: Junior high animal science: First, Skye Smith, To Feed or Not to Feed; Second, Jonathan Clark, Natural Pesticides. Junior high behavioral science: Third, Alexandria Pace, Music vs. W.P.M.; Fourth, Caleb Cushman, Texting While Driving; Junior high botany: Third, Taylor Butler and Johanna Hires, Grow! Grow! Grow! Fourth, Madison Lemmon, The Effects of Fertilizers on Sweet Basils Germination; Junior high chemistry: First, Krysta Milidanti, Which Cereal Has the Most Iron; Second (tie), Lauren Hovsepian, Fresh Whipped Cream That Lasts, John Lingg and Ian Roberts, How Salty is the Sea. Third (tie), Logan Williams, Most Acidic, Kim Gray, Shake It to Make It! Fourth (tie) Peyton Collins, Dissolving Ibuprofen, Ellen Reddish, Yeast; Junior high engineering: First, Marie Boone, Solar Cells, Second, Alexander Guilfoyle, Shape Matters Not, Fourth, Anthony Pulgarin, How to Use Dirt to Clean Water; Junior high medical: First, Jessie Yeldell, Flossing vs. Brushing, Second, Karsyn Starling, Can Soft Drinks Harm Your Teeth? Junior high physics: First, Carter Draney, Staying in Tune, Second (tie), Spencer Martin, What Brand of Golf Ball is Number 1? Brandon Ludwig, Dont Cell Yourself Short, Third (tie), Jennifer Goodman, Does Mass Affect Distance When Launched from a Catapult? Hunter Stitt and Mason Stitt, Pencils and Electricity, Fourth (tie), Drew Love and Katie Sue Walls, Battery Conversion at Work, Karleigh Tiller, Lemmon Voltage; Senior high animal science: First, Kayli Carter, Hoofprints, Second, Jordan Shepherd, Chicken Sights, Fourth, Danielle Larraway, Lagomorph Frenzy; Senior high behavioral science: First, Chase Wesley, Puzzling Pieces, Second, Hannah Fox and Jessica Grimaldo, Appearance and Behavior, Third, Bailey Zinkel, Can Music Affect Your Heart Rate? Honorable mention, Katlyn Kendrick, Finnicky Finger Prints; Senior high biological science: Honorable mention, Cortney Trimble and Melody Hunter, Fruit-O-Rama; Senior high botany: Third, Lindsey OConor, Reaching for the Heavens; Senior high chemistry: First: Charlee Montford, Have Your Cheesecake and Eat It Too, Second (tie), Matt Echevarria and Spencer Echevarria, Electrolyte Challenge, Ashley Bennett and Kaylee Johnson, Dry Ice Sublimation, Third (tie), Josh Velez, Fizz Away, Aidan Margo and Allison Scherer, Totally Baked, Fourth (tie), Dakota Puls Evaporate, Condensate, Distillate, Julius Nolan, Poptastic; Senior high engineering: First, Jennings Wilkes, Supporting Society, Second, Kristen Loznicka, Cutting the Cord on Cable; Senior high medical: Fourth, Bradley Perkins, Dissolving Teeth. Senior high physics: First, Hanna Wacha, Jovial Jupiter, Second (tie), Lianna Norman, Can Water Float on Water? Lake Beck, Rocketry, Third, Brody Reed, Which Base Is the Most Durable? Keystone High School awards science fair prizes Keystone Heights Junior High School science fair winners (l-r), front row: Lauren Hovsepian, Jennifer Goodman, Anthony Pulgarin, Karleigh Tiller and Peyton Collins. Back row: Drew Love, Kim Gray, Madison Lemmon, Brandon Ludwig, Principal Susan Sailor, Jessie Yeldell and Skye Smith. Keystone Heights Senior High School science fair winners (l-r) front row: Matt Echevarria, Katlyn Kendrick, Lianna Norman, Spencer Echevarria, Dakota Puls, Danielle Larraway, Kaylee Johnson and Kayli Carter. Back row: Brody Reed, Hanna Wacha, Charlee Montford Bradley Perkins, Principal Susan Sailor, Jennings Wilkes, Chase Wesley, Kristen Loznicka and Bailey Zinkel. BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Suzie Head was elected as the school-related employee of the year at McRae Elementary School earlier this year. Head started in education at a Christian school, then took a break to care for her grandchildren. When she decided to enter the workforce again, her daughter suggested she check the county job board. This job was available, she said, and I applied and I am so glad I did. I love it here. As a Title 1 Assistant, Head works mostly with the kindergarten team. She said she appreciates the variety of daily tasks she undertakes. I do whatever I am asked to do when I get here and I love that, she said. Sometimes she works with small groups, sometimes with individuals. She reads stories and helps students with artwork and math. I always have paint on my hands, she said. I think its awesome that I have a job that I get paid to color and paint and read stories. She added that at the beginning of the year, much of her work consisted of helping students with letter and number recognition. Just really basic kindergarten skills that for whatever reason, may have come a little more slowly, she recalled. With half the school year now complete, Head said her students have made strides. They are blending, she said. Some are reading words. Some are reading little books. She also said the amount of physical growth kindergarteners undergo during the year can be surprising. When they came back after Christmas, it was like they grew up, she recalled. They look like first-graders, and they are starting to act like first-graders. Kindergarteners change so much during the year. She said that some young students simply have not been exposed to many of the skills most kindergarteners have mastered even before they begin school. Moms and Dads are really busy now and sometimes they just havent been able to take the time to do some of the reading at home or coloring at home. She said that simple tasks like cutting paper can be daunting for a kindergartener who has never held a pair of scissors before. Head said one of the biggest rewards of her job is to witness the personal growth in students, and seeing them progress. There is a moment when a kindergartener realizes that they really can read, and that look in their eyes is just priceless, she said. Its a really cool thing to get to see.McRae school-related employee: I always have paint on my hands HeadFHP marks 75th AnniversaryThe start of 2014 marks the beginning of an important milestone for the Florida Highway Patrol. Seventy-five years ago, the Florida Legislature created the Patrol as part of the Department of Public Safety. The Patrol was established in 1939 under the direction of Director W. F. Reid of the Department of Public Safety, who appointed the first commander of the Florida Highway Patrol, H. Neil Kirkman. See FHP, 3A

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The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Singer-songwriter Kelley McRae will be appearing at Gallery 26 in Melrose on Friday Jan. 31. The country-folk artist is accompanied by her husband, Matt. After residing in New York, the pair now lives in a cabin in the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. McRae recently completed a recording session in Austin, Texas. Her Melrose show is the final stop in a Florida tour swing, before moving onto Alabama and the Midwest. The 11 tracks on her latest album, Brighter than the Blues, are drawn from her experiences on a nine-month tour across the United States. McRae said the album sounds similar to her live show. We tried to keep it simple, she said of the album. Live, we have two guitars, two voices and some stomping, and thats about it. I really wanted to capture the spirit of the live show. McRaes appearance at Gallery 26 starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Kelley McRae appearing in MelroseKelley McRae Henry Barrow retired from Clay Electric Cooperative earlier this month after a 37-year career with the Keystone Heights-based utility. Barrow started his career with Clay Electric in 1977 as the co-ops safety director. He served as the organizations director of safety and job training, and also director of personnel before managing the Orange Park district from 1982 to 1988. In 1988 he returned to Keystone Heights as the co-ops director of district operations. In 1993, he took on his final assignment, director of member and public relations. In his last job, Barrow oversaw the utilitys energy services, billing and communications. Henry is a true professional who served Clay with dedication and commitment, said Clay Electric General Manager and CEO Ricky Davis. Henry is a great resource for information about Clay Electric. His wisdom, knowledge and advice are unparalleled. Derick Thomas, a 15-year veteran of Clay Electric, is succeeding Barrow as director of member and public relations. He previously managed the coops Gainesville and Lake City districts.Barrow finishes 37-year career with Clay Electric Debbie Lazic during the co-ops 74th annual meeting. Middleburg mother charged after childs deathBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Sheriffs Office arrested a 41-year-old Middleburg woman after her 23-month-old son died of a drug overdose. Katherine Christina Powell was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and culpable negligence. According to a sheriffs office report, on Dec. 7, Clay County Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call made by the victims grandmother to a residence on Song Sparrow Drive, after the child was found unresponsive and not breathing. Blood and urine samples later revealed the victim had opiates in his system. On Dec. 14, the victim was pronounced dead. Deputies interviewed the mother about the circumstances surrounding the childs death. However, details of the mothers statements were redacted from a copy of a sheriffs office report that was released to the public. for red light camera scamBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A Georgia inmate and his girlfriend were arrested after the Clay County Sheriffs Office said the man ran a red light camera scam from his prison cell. Daniel Ray Floyd, 38, an inmate at Autry State Prison, was charged with 10 counts of participating in a scheme to defraud. Ashley Nicole Dean, 27, of Fayetteville, Ga. was charged with one count of participating in a scheme to defraud. According to a sheriffs office report, Dean provided Floyd with information about Florida cities that were using red light cameras. Floyd then telephoned residents in those communities, including 13 in Orange Park and Green Cove Springs. Claiming he was Lt. Little with the Clay County Sheriffs Office, Floyd told victims that they had run red lights, had missed court dates and were going to be arrested unless they remitted fines and late fees to him. Floyd instructed his victims to purchase a prepaid debit card and then provide him with the cards number and security code. One victim remitted $50 to Floyd using a prepaid debit card. A second victim remitted $498.72. In addition to the 10 cases the sheriffs office is investigating, Orange Park and Green Cove Springs police are investigating three additional cases involving Floyd and Dean. Floyd is serving a 20-year sentence for armed robbery, DUI, fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, robbery and making terrorist threats or acts. Mary Justino, public information coordinator for the Clay County Sheriffs Office, said the agency employs no one by the name of Lt. Little and that there are no red light cameras in the unincorporated areas of Clay County. She added that under no circumstances would a law enforcement officer call a resident and threaten to have the resident arrested for nonpayment of a traffic ticket generated by a red light camera. 39th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival February 1 & 2 www.MountDoraCenterForTheArts.org percent of the land within the jurisdiction, is zoned rural agricultural. Owners of ruralagriculturally zoned land can use it for any agricultural use and may build one housing unit for every five acres. Fagler said that without a master plan, eastern Alachua County could undergo similar development patterns as the western part of the county, with incremental zoning changes that converted rural clusters into more intensive land uses. If you go out to Jonesville, she said, you cant tell Jonesville is a rural cluster anymore. Fagler restated many of the points in Plum Creeks application to Alachua County for a change in the countys comprehensive land use map, including its plan to develop land east of Gainesville, northwest of Hawthorne, west of Campville and east of the Gainesville airport into employmentoriented, mixed-use projects. We are thinking about it as being a job-centered area and not as a residential-centered area, she said. A lot of these big developments, when you look at them, they are residential-based. But the community said east Gainesville needs, obviously, some employment opportunities. Its got the second-worst income disparity gap in the United States. We have a tale of two cities. This is a crime. Fagler added that Plum Creeks holdings around Orange Heights and east of Campville would remain undeveloped under the companys plan. MBCA member Jennifer Pritchett told Fagler she was concerned about potential traffic congestion caused by the companys plans to develop around Campville and east of the Gainesville Airport. Fagler said she could not say how traffic in those two areas might change over the next 50 years, but added that if Plum Creek sold its holdings in those two areas, Melrose commuters could see haphazard development around the two areas which could negatively impact traffic. Fagler fielded additional questions from the audience, including Plum Creeks immediate intentions for the proposed mixed-use developments around Campville and east of the airport, water conservation, the quality of jobs in the proposed mixed-use developments and what would happen if Plum Creek sold its land in Alachua County. After Faglers presentation, Jill McGuire, president of the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers Association, said she remained cautious about the companys intentions. Its just so massive, she said of the companys plans. Sound bites dont cover things in-depth. Things are not as rosy as they predict. McGuire also questioned the need to overhaul Alachua Countys comprehensive plan, calling it one of the most thorough and best plans in the state.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, 2:00 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.LANDContinued from 1A The first FHP recruit class had 32 graduates and by the end of the first full year of operation (1940), the state had 59 Florida Highway Patrol troopers. In that first year, troopers patrolled 1.9 million miles of roadway and investigated 1,000 crashes in a state with less than 2 million residents. By comparison, last year troopers patrolled more than 31 million miles and investigated over 200,000 crashes in a state with over 19 million residents and more than 90 million visitors each year. The number of people who call Florida home has increased but the Patrols motto of courtesy, service and protection remains the same as it was under Colonel Kirkman 75 years ago, said Colonel David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. And it is this same motto that new troopers will continue to carry out in the years to come. The Patrol has events planned throughout Florida in 2014 to commemorate the diamond anniversary.FHPContinued from 2A 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.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department explorers Jacob Lockwood and Dakota Mobley with Chief Kevin Mobley. Sandy Cook of Wakulla County cooks Welch Cookies and Burgoo, a chicken and member of the Florida Park Service Alumni Association. Ashley Pass of Starke, a member of the Florida Park Service Alumni Association, demonstrates a corn sheller and grinder to Ben Head and Amy Head of Gainesville. Pass said the machine strips corn kernels off cobs, then grinds the kernels into meal. Corn meal is the common ingredient for cornbread and grits. Russ Ruppert, who along with Sandi Ruppert, operate Pot O Gold Kettle Corn, makes ham and cheese fry bread. Cassady Allen and Kyle Minor, both of Melrose, display their Civil War-era clothing. Max, Emily and Fiona Arsenlault of Melrose. Emily Jane Murray, of the Florida Public Archeology Network, shows artifacts from North Florida archeological sites. Yesterdays Festival at the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091PHONE904-964-5764FAX904-964-5764CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! BARGAIN BUYS LEGALS LRM Legals 1/30/14 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION ALLOWING A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND City of Keystone Heights, Florida The Planning & Zoning Board of the City of Keystone Heights will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. to consider an application filed with the City of Keystone Heights for Use(s) by Ex ception. The Use(s) by Exception, if approved, will allow the following uses at 280 Commercial Circle, and adjacent parcel 20-08-23-003188004-00 Keystone Heights, FL. Auto Sales Auto Salvage Limited Warehousing   The meetings will be held at City Hall, 555 South Lawrence Boule vard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 in the Council Meeting Room.   Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Use(s) by Exception.   Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flor ida Statutes, a person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has continued its delibera tions is advised that such person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person needing a special accommodation to participate in this matter should contact the City of Keystone Heights City Manager by mail at Post Office Box 420, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656, or by telephone at number (352) 473-4807, no later than five (5) days prior to the hearing or proceed ing for which this notice has been given. 1/30 1tchg-LRM library would get a weekly, free shipment of books and everybody would have a robot to do anything they want it to under a Holmes administration. Sixth grade winner Lauren Hix wrote a fictional essay about a trio escaping explosions in Rome. Keystone Heights High School students also observed the week by participating in a door decorating contest, a poster contest and literacy lunches. Students also collected books to donate to community organizations.WEEKContinued from 1A for-profit electric cooperative, Davis said. Investor-owned utilities that have margins left over after expenses are paid, return these funds to stockholders as dividends. Municipally-owned electric utilities return their margins to the city coffers. Clay Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative, so any profits left over at the end of the year, after expenses are paid, are assigned to members on a pro-rata basis, to be refunded at a later date as capital credits. These refunds also help lower the cost of power for members of the cooperative. Capital credits are a source of equity for cooperatives. They enable cooperatives to reduce the amount of money they must borrow for a variety of projects and purchases. This means less borrowed money and fewer interest payments. The average amount of capital credits returned in 2013 to current members was $16.22. The average return for former members was $30.86. Average return numbers for 2014 will be available in mid-February.CREDITSContinued from 1A SRWMD Bradford County project regional water resources The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board authorized the district to purchase a 340acre tract in Bradford County for use of flood control and water resource projects. The property will be purchased from Bradford Timberlands LLC. The property is adjacent to Camp Blanding. The purchase will be funded by a grant from the Florida National Guard through the Department of Defense as part of a program designed to secure buffers around military installations. The district will use the property to store water to help prevent downstream flooding and to ultimately implement a regional Floridan Aquifer recharge project. The District will capture floodwaters to recharge the aquifer. Recharging the aquifer in this location will benefit aquifer levels in both the Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts. This unique land purchase is ideally located to serve as a buffer to Camp Blanding while presenting an opportunity to provide flood protection and implement a water resource development project benefiting aquifer levels in both the Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts, said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. This acquisition provides an opportunity to implement projects that will increase recharge, help manage the regions water resources, and potentially benefit natural systems in both districts, said St. Johns District Executive Director Hans G. Tanzler III. Land purchases to help recharge the Floridan Aquifer benefit many area waterways including the Santa Fe River and the Santa Fe and Little Santa Fe lakes in the Suwannee River Water Management District and the Keystone area lakes in the St. Johns River Water Management District, said Drew Bartlett, DEP deputy secretary for water policy and ecosystem restoration. I commend the districts decision to buy smart land that has clear benefits to our water resources.

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From the first five minutes, I felt at home, he said.The Medical Foster Home Program was created to give veterans an alternative to longterm care and assisted living Keystone Heights High School soccer player Juan Grimaldo (foreground) and an Eastside player prepare to make a play on a throwin during the District 5-2A championship match, which Eastside won 1-0. See page 5B for more on the Indians, who will play a Thursday, Jan. 30, in Mount Dora. Earning bids to the Florida High School Athletic Association Finals in weightlifting are (above, l-r) Union Kayla Geraghty, Kristen Cook and Courtney Personette, more. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Jan. 31 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:00, 9:05 Sat, 4:55, 7:00, 9:05 Sun, 5:15 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 8:00 Sat, 5:00, 8:00 Sun, 5:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 RBradley Cooper in American HustleRide Along Strong for state Keep your eye on the ball BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It would be easy for an observer to conclude that Don Nolder and Teresa Dunn are father and daughter. There is an underlying affection to the sometimes teasing interaction that speaks of a close, familial bond. They are not related, but only in the truest sense of the word. Were very close, Dunn said. I dont think of him any different than any other family member I have. Though Dunn is the same age as Nolders daughter, Nolder said, Shes like a mother to me. She takes care of me. Nolder feels right at home, whether hes sitting on the back deck, where he can read a book and take in a view of the lake, or simply enjoying the company of Dunns 16-year-old dog, Missy, who finds it quite comfortable in Nolders arms. That is what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Medical Foster Home Program is all about. Tanya Fookes, the Medical Foster Home coordinator for the Gainesville area, said the program provides the veteran the ability to stay in the community, to be in a home and to be in a family environment rather than in an institution. Its really a quality of life for them as well, Fookes said. Nolder has been living with Dunn and her husband, David, for the past seven months. Upon his arrival, he knew he was in the right place.Giving those who served a true home lifeVeteran Don Nolder is pictured with is caregiver, Teresa Dunn. Nolder feels quite at home, especially See HOME, 8B

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2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 win a from one of these local merchants! Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... The Bradford County Telegraph Lake Region Monitor Union County Times our Special Message and a Picture of the One(s) You Love for UNION COUNTY TIMES386-496-2261 Fax: 386-496-2858 125 E. Main St Lake Butler, FL 904-964-6405 Fax: 904-964-8628 131 E. Call St Starke, FL 32091LAKE REGION MONITOR352-473-2210 Fax: 352-473-2210 7382 SR-21 Keystone Heights, FL Mail or bring in your completed form, cash/check/credit card to the office nearest you. Email photo and/or message to All messages must be in one of our offices by 12 noon Feb. 13. Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info.

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The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School auditorium 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 enroll ment.) 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.Miss Bradford Fest set for Feb. 81983 when the thermometer rose only to 21. The next day, however, the temperature rose to the mid-30s for a few hours. Deputies responded to in excess of 100 reported accidents, mostly on U.S. 301. So many accidents were reported, it was difficult to keep exact records. City patrolmen were having the same difficulty. One officer said he did not have to be there to be able to write up an accident they all were basically the same. We really appreciate the many people and agencies who were involved during the weekend, and we dont want to leave anyone out, so we offer our sincere appreciation to anyone who helped in any way, said EMS Director Chapman and Sheriff Etheridge. sunshine, however, and traffic was back pretty much to normal by Sunday afternoon, even with the continuing below-freezing temperatures. Weekend temperatures recorded at the Gainesville Airport were a low of 34 and high of 37 for Friday, Dec. 22; a low of 24 and a high of 30 for Saturday; a low of 17 and a high of 30 for Sunday; and a low of 19, with a high of 44 for Monday, Christmas day. It took driversunfamiliar with icy roadssome time to learn to slow down. Wrecker services were kept busy pulling cars out of ditches. People were slipping down on the ice in the Deerfoot Village parking lot. Everybody has stories to tell about how cars slid around. Fortunately, there were no serious accidents. Plumbers have worked all weekend and are still repairing ruptured water pipes caused by ice. Sundays temperature in Starke was reported to be as low as 13 degrees in one area, with a high of 23. The high Monday was only 29, but Tuesdays warm-up back into the 40s signaled the return of more normal temperatures. Temperatures below freezing for two days and three nights may be a record for this area. This writer remembers only two times the temperature stayed below 32 degrees all day since 1960. The most recent was Christmas day There was talk of snow this week. By the time this issue is published, well know if we did indeed get flurries. Heres a look back to a couple of Telegraph stories that focused on what is an unusual occurrence in this area. On Feb. 12, 1899, Mrs. Jesse Jones, wife of a pioneer Starke merchant, took pen in hand, opened her diary and wrote: Snowstorm in Florida, Feb. 12, 1899, Sunday. It blew all day very hard and very cold. About nine oclock at night it commenced to rain and sleet. The wind blew hard all night. I slept very little as the wind frightened me, and when I awakened in the morning, I was very much amazed to see everything covered with snow, and the thermometer down to 8. I have lived in Florida since 1859 and have never seen anything like it before. The snow laid on the ground three days. The second day, Capt. Jones had to take a shovel and dig it off the front porch. I think everything must be killed; our garden is dead, nothing left. If orange trees are not killed, then they could be planted in the North. Capt. Jones is 64 years old, and this is the first time he ever saw snow. He was born and raised in Florida. Ninety years later came the Christmas snow of 1989, measuring less than half an inch except where banked. It could not match the snow of 1899, which was reported to be at least 2 inches. Due to steady freezing temperatures, both snows remained unmelted for three days. The 1899 freeze came just four years after the treacherous double-whammy dealt to this North Central Florida area during the winter of 1894-95, when one freeze with temperatures down to 13 degrees came in December, followed by another in February. The trouble was that the month of January was unseasonably warm, causing sap in the orange trees to rise. The freeze of Feb. Emma Theus, the daughter of Laura and Harold Theus of Starke, took first overall in the Senior Contemporary category and was also awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist (ages 14-19) at the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. Theus placed ahead of 36 girls who were primarily from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Her performance was titled Iris and choreographed by Starke Academy of Dance teacher Stephanie Borglum. This was not Theus first taste of success at a Tremaine competition. In Atlanta last October, she placed first overall in the lyrical category and was awarded Highest Overall Scoring Senior Soloist for the routine The Muse, which was also choreographed by Borglum. At the Atlanta competition, Theus placed ahead of 44 girls (ages 14-18) who were primarily from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Theus may attend Nationals in Orlando this July, where she would compete against girls from all over for Dancer of the Year and to earn the chance to tour with the company for the 2014-15 season.Theus dances her way to the top at NYC competition BY JOE GISSY, E.L. MATTHEWS AND CAROLYN EAVES Bing Crosbys White Christmas finally came to Bradford County, with up to an inch of snow on the ground, mixed with an ice storm Saturday that made the tree tops glisten, just like Bing said. Winter arrived officially Thursday, Dec. 21, with a mild low of 33 degrees, touching off a prolonged five-day period of sub-freezing temperatures and setting a new record for length, but stopping short of the 8 degrees recorded here in 1835 and 1899. Low temperatures recorded at the city treatment plant on Edwards Road were 25 Saturday, 15 Sunday, 16 Monday, 28 Tuesday and 27 Wednesday. The wave of cold air sweeping down from Canada, mixing with moist air over the Gulf of Mexico, brought freezing rain, sleet, snow and frigid temperatures to all of North Florida, paralyzing traffic and wreaking havoc with power lines, water pipes, trees, plants and crops. Light rain Friday night turned to ice as it fell onto sub-freezing surfaces, glazing everything with a layer of ice. The rain turned into sleet and snow as temperatures dropped. Intermittent snow, sleet and rain continued throughout the day Saturday and into Sunday night, making driving hazardous to Florida drivers uninitiated into driving on ice. Clearing skies Sunday morning brought sunshine, but little warmththe temperature getting only to 29 degrees in the afternoon. Snow and ice on highways melted in the Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B 301 East Call Street Downtown Starke(by the Railroad Tracks Formerly Ricks)904-964-9253 atSunday, February 2nd @ 6:30pm Pick score of game until kick-off You must be present at Lombardi Trophy Presentation Drink Specials All Day! LIVE MUSIC (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! Corporate and Individual Income Tax Services Full Bookkeeping & Payroll Services Audit & Accounting Services Business Consulting including Quickbooks & Accounting. Set up new Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships. back (l-r): Cindy Ward, Kara Wainwright, Brad Million front: Job White and Doug Reddish Let the professionals atReddish & White CPAsget the refund you deserve FAST EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 Looking for relatives of Sumpter Earl Buster and Mabel Geiger. Buster died in 1965, Mabel died in 2010. Mary Jane, Teresa, Rupert, Mildred and Bethel. We lived on Geiger Rd. in Starke. Snow? It happened in 1899...Emma Theus earned several top honors during the Tremaine Dance Competition in New York City. The Bradford Parents Athletic Association is now signing up children for T-ball, baseball and softball on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. until noon, at the Edwards Road ballfields in Starke. You may also register online at http://starkebradfordleague. baberuthonline.com. There will be a coaches meeting Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Street center. Anyone interested in being certified as an umpire can attend a clinic on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. at Edwards Road....and 1989 in Bradford CountySee SNOW, 7BBradford Parents Athletic Association sign-ups are under wayJudy 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 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.Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meeting

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Jane E. (formerly Jane E. Rice) and retired Navy LCDR Edward W. Nelson, a retired air route traffic controller, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon hosted by their children. They were married Feb 5, 1944 in Atlanta. Their children are Barbara Mains of The Villages; Karen Nelson of Keystone Heights; Cindy Machupa of Gainesville and the late Nancy Darby Bloodgood of Keystone Heights. The Nelsons have nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.Nelsons celebrate 70 years 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 The Outdoor Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices In cludes pickup & delivery on Lawn Tractors & Riding Mowers within *Offers valid Jan. 1 March 31, 2014* $2995 ( 904)368-9156 127 E. 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Well, here is the result of their great job!   We now have flooding on one side of Sampson Lake and very low water along the riverside.   For years Sampson River was enjoyed by both boaters and fishermen.   The boats Dear Editor: Disappointed was an understatement when I read the front page article in the Lake Region Monitor dated Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, entitled Brown Resigning from KH council will challenge Hildreth for mayor post. Mr. Browns assertion that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board (CRAB) was all supporters of Mayor Hildreth was quite surprising to hear. To insinuate that this board has any political agenda is patently false. The CRAB members do not discuss mayoral politics, instead we discuss in meetings that are open to the public ways we can improve the business climate and the lives of the citizens of Keystone Heights. The CRAB is responsive to and supportive of all members of the city council and city staff because we must work together to be successful. What a shame that Vice Mayor Brown would make a disparaging comment about this board. For the record, the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board is not a club, these task oriented business owners and volunteers were approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). These same members make up the city council which Mr. Brown is on. Trying to give the impression that the CRAB needs to slow down is unjustified, it implies we are a runaway train or somehow not accountable to the CRA board where the opposite is true. All CRAB meetings are open to the public, advertised, and recorded; in addition, I have personally invited Mr. Brown to attend the meetings. Most importantly to note is that the structure of the Community Redevelopment Advisory Board only advises the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). It is only with approval from the CRA that the CRAB moves forward on any projects. So why would Mr. Brown imply otherwise? Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight. We look forward to working with all members of the CRA the city council and the business community. Deirdre Murphy, Chairperson of the City of Keystone Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Browns views of CRAB are off the mark Edward and Jane NelsonBradford County, Suwannee River Water Management are no friends to lakes, riverscould easily go up and down the river enjoying the sights and sounds of nature and perhaps even stopping to chat with the residents that lived along the river. A great time was enjoyed by both the boaters and the residents. That has now come to an end!   Our great useless County Officials and the Suwanee River MIS Management has seen to that.   We now live on Canoe Less Creek (formerly known as Sampson River).   If youre very lucky you can canoe if you find deep enough spots.   One day its Oh Wow, we have water, OOPS here comes Bradford County and Suwanee River MIS Management, and there goes the water! Instead of taking care of the reasons for the problems they continue to contribute to the problems.   We are told that the homes in the Country Club area flood so they have to open up the flow out of Sampson Lake.   Well, it seems to me that someone in this County should be able to figure out that we need to have better drainage along the problem areas.   Sampson River cannot and should not handle all the high water problems in the County.   Also, who was the intelligent County person that allowed people to build homes along Sampson Lake and not make sure that the elevation was high enough to handle a high water time (oh sorry, I forgot that would require someone thinking). Most Counties are able to figure these problems out.   Anyone with common sense and some intelligence looking for a job Bradford County needs help! The only thing that this County and Suwanee River MIS Management have been able to accomplish is turning our lakes and rivers into retention ponds and depreciating our property values.   Take a look around and you will see for yourself the results of their work! Richard Corbin Dear Editor: On Friday, January 24th, Southside Elementary School partnered with Bradford High School for a Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Tailgate Party a pep rally to honor the students at Southside who exemplified the behavioral expectations we have set being prompt, prepared, respectful, safe and honest. Over 400 students were honored at this event, and were treated to performances by the Bradford High School Drumline, Southside, Bradford High form positive partnershipCheerleaders and Football Team. Southsides Assistant Principal, Sherree Alvarez was present to give a motivational speech, telling students that every step they make in the right direction puts them one step closer to successfully meeting their goals. An event of this kind took a lot of planning and coordination of efforts. This would not have been possible if not for the support Southside received from Bradford High School Principal, Bryan Boyer and his staff. Every step of the way, Bradford High School staff and students were where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there it was amazing to see how smoothly this event worked with so many people working together. In the words of Bradford High Schools Coach Burch, I like it when I see a play come together. The staff at Southside has to be among the best staff anywhere. From the teachers who have taught and reinforced behavioral expectations, to the Positive Behavior Supports Team, to the dedicated staff who worked the event we are a family, and once again have shown what can be accomplished when we all work together for a common cause. At the culmination of Southsides Tailgate Party, I took a moment to reflect on everyone who had a part in making this event a success. I am thankful I am a part of the Southside Elementary School family, and blessed that we were able to partner with such a competent and well pulled together team as Bradford High School. Robin Frazer Dear Editor: Much of the blame for the cliff that this country is hurtling toward must be credited to the career politicians that we Americans have been supporting throughout the years. Of course, we, the voters (and in a certain sense, the non-voters) also play a major role in this fiasco, since we are the ones who enter the voting booth and make our selection. We have screwed up royally. But I am especially disenchanted with the lifetime members of our House and Senate--from both parties- because their refusal to step down has led to what many call the fourth branch of government. That would be special interest groups. These hundreds of wealthladen organizations heavily influence what our legislators do in Washington as a result of the donations they make to Time to elect someone other than career politicianspoliticians. Whether anyone admits it or not, huge sums of money influence peoples actions. It would be extremely foolish to think otherwise. Until term limits and/or curbs on financial donations become the law of the land, the wise thing for us to do would be to stop electing politicians and begin to elect teachers, merchants, engineers, doctors, etc. (Notice that I dont include lawyers in my list. They, too, are a big part of the problem because they are trained to accept no outcome except to win. That is no way to run a country.) So where do we begin? Thats easy. Send a message loud and clear in the next presidential election. Elect someone who is not involved in politics; who can communicate clearly and honestly, who has real American values; who can reach out and unite all of our citizens without pandering to any; who will actually support the Constitution of the United States. Is there such a person? Absolutely!? His name is Dr. Ben Carson. This retired Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins is a model of the American dream. He overcame tremendous difficulties in his early life and is famous for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins. His lifelong commitment to education, his ability to bring people together, and his basic values make him an ideal choice as the most important American. Of course, dont take my word for it. Go online. Do the research (like I did). Watch the movie about his life. Read his books. You cant help but be impressed. Dr. Carson has declared that he will become a candidate if there is a real clamoring from the people. So, lets do ourselves a favor. Lets make enough noise to send an undeniable message to the politicians, the special interest hacks, and all the people of this land. We want a real American as our leader. We want Dr. Ben Carson. Leonard C. Young Keystone Heights Socials ,

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Luciera Hamm, Kierston Boatwright and Autumn Rodgers earned sixth-place finishes for Bradford. Hamm had a 195 total (100, 95) in the 101 class, while Boatwright had a 195 total (105, 90) in the 110 class. Rodgers had a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Leah Bryant and Courtney Stanton earned a pair of seventhplace finishes for the Tornadoes. Bryant had a 220 total (95, 125) in the 129 class, while Stanton had a 225 total (110, 115) in the 183 class. Also placing in the top 10 for Bradford were Olivia Archer and Shannon Mikell. Archer was eighth in the 119 class with a 205 total (105, 100), while Mikell was eighth in the 183 class with a 220 total (105, 115). Carson Elder, Ryann Clemons, Sydnie Davis, Haley Sweat and Brooke Shireman competed for Bradford. Their totals were: Elder 185 (80, 105) in the 139 class, Clemons 220 (100, 120) and Davis 205 (105, 100) in the 169 class, and Sweat 245 (120, 125) and Shireman 205 (105, 100) in the unlimited class. The top six individuals in each weight class at the state finals will earn medals. Griffis said its a special group he has that will attempt to earn those medals. The five state qualifiers stay at least 30 minutes after practice in an attempt to get better. Plus, they have a close bond. These girls have camaraderie. Every one of them watches out for the other one, Griffis said, adding, All of them want the best for each other. second in the 169 class with a 295 total (170, 125), but Cassidy McDilda was awarded runnerup status due to the weigh-in tiebreaker. Gainesvilles Breanna Thomas won the 169 class with a 330 total. Bradfords Hopkins finished 5 pounds behind Unions Personette in the 119 class with a 245 total (110, 135). Story said going back to the start of the season, he couldnt have envisioned Hopkins reaching such a total. However, the junior has proven to be mentally tough and the battles she had with making weight last year were non-existent this year, Story said. The Jan. 18 Keystone Heights High School Invitational was a sign of things to come. Story said when he saw how easy Hopkins third clean and jerk attempt of 125 was, he knew she had a chance to qualify for state. Hopkins tied for the highest clean and jerk total at the District 4 meet. Shes a strong girl, and shes a pretty hard worker, Story said. Bradford had two lifters finish two spots out of qualifying for state. Karen Clark was fifth in the 110 class with a 205 total (100, 105), while Jordan Davis was fifth in the 139 class with a 245 total (120, 125). Clarks total was just 5 pounds behind third place. Trinity Catholic (4-17-1) in a Jan. 30 quarterfinal match. The Indians and Rams played a scoreless first half in the District 5 championship match, but Eastside got a goal from Tyler Miller-Jones off of a header of penalty kick in the 47th minute. It marked the first time an opponent had shut Keystone out this season. They definitely had a great game plan, Waters said. They got us off our short passing game. They were very aggressive. The refs let them play. We didnt make those one or two plays that we normally make. Miller-Jones had at least four good looks in the first half, but he misfired on a couple of attempts. Goalie Eric Wood made a save on a one-on-one play, while Wyatt Graziano cleared another Miller-Jones attempt out of the box. Keystones Zac Hawkins sent a nice cross into the box with approximately two minutes remaining in the first half, but an Eastside player was able to head the ball away and prevent a possible score. Juan Grimaldo had the Indians best attempt at a goal in the second half with approximately four minutes remaining, but Keystone just couldnt get the goal it needed to extend the match. Though the players were disappointed, their coach was ready to talk about the overall season. Keystone has shut out 18 opponents this season and went 14-0 in regular-season district play. This is the best team Keystone Heights has ever produced, Waters said. The Indians get to continue playing by virtue of having made it to the district championship match. Their regional-clinching berth came in a 3-0 win over Crescent City in a Jan. 22 district semifinal match. Hawkins scored two goals, while Cory Hedding had another. Grimaldo assisted on all three. pleasant surprise. He said he expected a 145-150 total in the bench press and a 135 total in the clean and jerk. Cook was determined to do more. She came out fired up and told me what she wanted to do, Griffis said. What she did was get 160 in the bench and 145 in the clean and jerk for a 305 total, which put her 25 pounds ahead of 199 runner-up Yana Parker of Gainesville. Brown and Personette were runners-up in their respective classes. Brown, who also qualified for state last season, had a bench press of 165 and a clean and jerk of 155 for a 320 total, which put her 20 pounds ahead of Ocala West Ports Nia Randolph. However, she had to go up against two-time defending state champion Jessica Kinsler of Gainesville, who won the class with a 440 total. Personette fractured one of her elbows eight weeks ago, so Griffis wasnt sure what to expect out of her. She finished with a 250 total (135 bench press, 115 clean and jerk), which was 5 pounds behind 119 champion Megan Neal of Gainesville. Her bench press total topped the class. She had the day of her life, Griffis said. Geraghty actually tied for BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford and Union County high schools will send a combined six girls weightlifters to the state finals after their performances at the District 4 qualifying meet on Jan. 25 in Belleview. The top three lifters in each weight class earned the right to go to the state meet, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in Kissimmee. Union will be sending a school-record five, including district champions Kristen Cook (199-pound class) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited). Im so proud of them, Union coach Bryan Griffis said. You dont know how it feels to carry five girls (to the district meet) and go five for five. The efforts of Cook, Findley, Jessica Brown, Kayla Geraghty and Courtney Personetteall of whom set personal records in the bench pressled to a thirdplace finish for Union in the team standings behind champion Gainesville and runner-up Ocala Vanguard. Christin Hopkins was Bradfords lone qualifier. She was able to get the last spot in the 119 class, finishing third behind Unions Personette. Bradford had 15 compete at the meet, with 10 earning top-10 finishes. Overall, we had a pretty decent day, Bradford coach Deac Story said. Findley finished 10 pounds ahead of unlimited runner-up Virginia Strough of Bronson. Findley had a bench press of 205 poundswhich was at least 15 pounds better than every other lifter in the classand a clean and jerk of 145 to give her a 350 total. Griffis said Cook, a sophomore who is in her first year of weightlifting, was a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B (904) 368-81581371 US301 S., Starke, FL OPEN LATE COLD BEER ~ GREAT FOOD ~ PLENTY OF TVs 50 Wings$40(Any 2 flavors)100 Wings$75(Any 4 flavors)10 Wing Combo$999(Includes side & drink)20 Wings & Pitcher of Beer$20Come Join Us!20 Wing Combo$1899(Includes 2 sides & 2 drinks) IN CONCERT THE TRIBUTE QUARTETfrom Nashville, Tennessee(Including Local Talent Josh Singletary)Award-winning Tribute Quartet atFellowship Baptist Churchin Raiford For more information call (386) 431-1732 Located 1 mile South of Raiford on SR-121 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Regional tournament success has been hard to come by for the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, with Ocala Trinity Catholic serving as the Indians recent nemesis. Keystone (17-9-1) traveled to Ocala to take on the defending state champs in a Class 2A quarterfinal match on Jan. 23, losing 9-0. The Celtics (15-3-1) ended the Indians seasons in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 also by scores of 3-0, 6-0, 8-0 and 8-0. Keystone was attempting to move into the semifinal round for the fifth time in school history. Trinity, which got two goals each from Briana Camargo, Julia Gruber and Lindsey Pinder, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday in the semifinals. Santa Fe (25-1), which defeated the Indians for the District 5 championship, won its firstever regional playoff match, defeating Umatilla 5-2. The Celtics have defeated Santa Fe 8-0 twice in past regional matchups. Christin Hopkins competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School allowed just the second goal this season against district competition, but it proved to be enough for the Eastside Rams, who defeated the Indians 1-0 in the District 5-2A boys soccer championship match on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. It was a great district final, said Keystone head coach Trevor Waters, whose team will travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. They made the one play, and we werent able to make the play. Keystone (21-3-2) will now travel to play District 6 champion Mount Dora (13-8-2) in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Well win that one, and well see (Eastside) again, Waters said. Eastside (18-6) will host Rams defeat KHHS for district titleKHHS girls fall to Celtics again Kaylee Findley was one of two district champions for Union County. Photo by Shelley Rodgers. If Keystone wins its regioanl matchup against Mount Dora, it will travel to play either Eastside or Trinity Catholic in a semifinal match on Tuesay, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) Eric Wood makes a save in the second half for the Indians.

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In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her son, Bobby (Lila); daughter, Leigh (Forrest); granddaughter, Courtney and her twin sister, Marilyn Bridges. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Alberta Garrett, and her adopted stepfather Roy Bridges. Carolyn grew up in Stuckey, S.C. later moving to Gainesville as a child. She graduated from P.K. Yonge Laboratory School. Following high school, she attended the University of Florida and graduated with highest honors from Florida Southern College in Lakeland with a B.S. degree in biology and world history. She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and additionally was a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and was elected as a member of the Florida Academy of Sciences. Following graduation, she met and married her husband Hill, raising her children in Birmingham, AL for 15 years before moving back to Florida. In addition to raising her children, she was active in a number of organizations including PTA, Keystone Heights City Council, and various social organizations, serving in a variety of leadership roles. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Her interests were many and varied. She was an accomplished tennis player and an ardent supporter of Gator athletics. She was an avid fan of Gator football and basketball relishing the triumphs and enduring the defeats. She was able to witness several championship seasons and enjoyed them thoroughly. She loved to travel and had an adventurous spirit.   Her memorial service was held at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home West Area, 823 NW 143rd Street at Jan. 29, with Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Following the memorial service, she will be interred in Indiantown, S.C. at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone who offered comfort and support in her final days. Special thanks to the staff at North Florida Regional Hospital as well as Haven Hospice who made her journey home a peaceful one. Additionally, the support of Dr. Don McGarity, her pastor at First Presbyterian in Starke was invaluable. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution in her honor be made to First Presbyterian Church of Starke (912 East Call St., Starke, FL 32091). Please visit her memorial page at williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. PAID OBITUARYCecelia BrownSTARKECecelia Kay Brown, 71, of Starke, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.   She was born June 22, 1942 to Millard A. and Doris I. (Griffis) Strickland in Jacksonville.   She was of the Holiness faith.   She is survived by six children, Ted E. Manning, Randall E. Manning, Doris I. Manning, Carol S. Parrish, Priscilla Manning and Alan Manning; siblings, Ellen Carolyn Harvey, Edward Buddy Clark, Carl Wayne Morris, Debra Branch, Lind McCormick and Joe Morris;   18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.   The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke.Timothy BryanTimothy BryanSTARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Jan. 11, 2014 at Shands University Hospital in Gainesville, with his family by his side. He was born on May 11, 1961 to the late Loyd and Beverly Bryan of Starke. He is preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Taylor; and his brother, Micheal Mike Bryan. Timmy can be remembered for his horsemanship, in his younger years. He showed his barrel horse Strawberry at the Local Bradford Roping Club and the Bradford 4-H Horse Club, which he won state in pole bending and cloverleaf. He loved his fish pond behind his house. He was a Florida Gator and Nascar Fan, his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. He was a big fan of John Wayne. He worked for Terrwilliger Motors, Jim Martin Tires of Jacksonsville, and he was self employed in construction. Timmy is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Sharon Bryan; his son, Alan Micheal Bryan; sisters, Sharen Bryan Mcmillan of Waldo, Cindy Bryan (Alan) Wilkerson of Clay Hill; brothers, Loyd (Marian) Bryan Jr. of Lawtey, John Bryan of Starke, and Donnie (Sheila) Jackson of Raiford. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Church of God in Lawtey.PAID OBITUARYBrenda CanadayCONWAY, S.C.Brenda Joyce Canaday, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at her residence following an illness. Born Nov. 30, 1947 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lacey and Alice Miller Mullins. She is predeceased by: daughter, Brenda Joyce Fowler; brother, Lacy Mullins Jr.; and a sister, Louise Sizemore. She is survived by: her husband Richard Glen Canaday Sr.; sons, Richard Canaday Jr. of Starke and Basil (Teresa) Canaday II of Conway, S.C.; daughters, Regina (Elmer) Williams and Jennifer (Kristopher) Hinson both of Lakeland; brothers, David Mullins and Charles Mullins both of W.Va.; sisters, Debbie Orndorff and Linda McGraw both of Va., Ruth Williams of N.C.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice 1500 Main St. Conway, SC 29526.Anthony CivitareseAnthony CivitareseJACKSONVILLEAnthony Tony Camillo Civitarese, 90, of Jacksonville died on Jan. 22, 2014. He was born in Chiefi, Italy on Jan. 1, 1924 to the late Leonardo and Liberata Civitarese. He worked as a salesman for Huggin Sash & Door for many years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Sampson City Church of God. He is predeceased by: his first wife, Sarah E. Civitarese; sister, Rosie Civitarese; and brothers, Pete, Ernest and Nicholas Civitarese. Tony is survived by: his wife of 14 years, Carolyn Hilliard Civitarese; children, Ronald A. Civitarese of Seattle, Wash., Benjamin (Pamela) Civitarese of Evans, Ga., and Victor R. Civitarese of Jacksonville; step children, Lola E. (Wayne) Douglas of San Antonio, Texas, Teresa L. (Joey) Faulkner, Tommy L. (Regina) Hilliard, Jr., Carolyn (William) Reddish and James Todd Hilliard, Sr. all of Starke; sister, Mary L. Civitarese Margeson of Peabody, Mass.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at Sampson City Church of God with Reverend Gene Bass officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Ernie Dukes, Sr.FLORAHOMEErnie L. Dukes, Sr., 83, of Florahome died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at the Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City. He was born on May 6, 1930 to the late Brady and Ethel Dukes in Jacksonville where he had also retired as a shipyard supervisor. He was a longtime resident of the Florahome and Keystone Heights area and also a member of the Dunham Woods Baptist Church. His daughter, Sonya Lynn Bynum had preceded him in death. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Joyce (Pellum); son, Butch (Kathy) Dukes of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Jimmy Dukes of Brunswick, Ga.; two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were Jan. 25, in the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott ONeal officiating. The burial followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.James GreenSTARKEJames Jimmy Archibald Green, 81, of Starke, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was born in Starke on June 22, 1932 to the late Adam Green and Rosa Driggers Green. He has been a lifelong resident of Bradford County where he graduated from Bradford High School. He served in the National Guard, worked part time for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, and retired from the Department of Corrections after 31 years. He attended the River of Life Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Herbert Green; and sisters, Grace Green Page and Dorothy Green Reese.   He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Mary Carlton Green; daughter, Stephanie (George) Loznicka of Keystone Heights; two grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. Funeral services were held Jan. 29, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Charlie Green officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke.Raymond HodgesRaymond HodgesLOGANDALE, NEV.Raymond Everet Hodges, age 74, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Logandale, Nev.   He was born Aug. 25, 1939 in Sanderson, Florida to Roland and Emmie Godwin Hodges.   He was briefly married to Florence Lewis of East Palatka before serving his country in the U.S. Air Force.   He was stationed in Germany where he met and married his second wife Karin.   Their only son, Ronald, was born in Germany. Raymond grew up in Florida, where he and Karin raised their son.   In Florida he worked mostly as a truck driver.   In 1976 they moved to Colorado where he worked in the construction industry and for many years for the Silt Irrigation District.   He loved the Rockies and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding their horses.   Ray and Karin divorced after they moved to Nevada.   In 2013 Ray came to Logandale to live with his son.   He will be remembered as a gentle southern gentleman. Survivors include: his son, Ronald Ron (Stormie) Hodges;   one granddaughter, Courtney both of Logandale, Nev.; sister, Linda (Mike) Deloach of Maggie Valley, N.C.; brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Hodges of Palatka, and J.W. (Shirley) Hodges. He has numerous nephews and nieces.   Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services with Pastor Glenn Tillis officiating. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery in Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices. com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Barbara LairdSTARKEBarbara E. Laird, 80, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. She was born on Oct. 13, 1933 in Miami to the late Nolian and Jessie Mae (Holt) Beckham. She was a homemaker and member of Union Baptist Church in Newberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Laird. Survivors are: sons, Michael Cooper of Ft. Lauderdale and Patrick (Maryanne) Cooper of New York; five grandchildren; one great grandson. Graveside funeral services were held on Jan. 27 at Union Baptist Church Cemetery, in Newberry. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home in Starke. John MarshSTARKEJohn Wilton Marsh, 85, of Starke died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Parkside Assisted Living Facility in Starke. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 18, 1928 to the late Oscar W. and Louise (Trammel) Marsh, and served in the United States Air force. He first retired from the Miami Beach area as a firefighter and later as Safety Director from Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was a member of the St. Madeleine Catholic Church in High Springs. His wife of 52 years, Barbara and their two sons, Jeffery and Gregory had preceded him in death. Survivors are: daughters, Joanna Marsh of St. Augustine and Sharon (Richard) Pierce, of Seattle, Wash., one granddaughter; and one great granddaughter. There are no scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Parkside Assisted Living Facility, 329 Church Street, Starke, FL 32091. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.Della SailyDella SailyGAINESVILLEDella Saily, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep Nov. 26, 2013, at North Florida Rehabilitation and Specialty Care in Gainesville. Born in 1921 in Winegar (now Presque Isle), Wis. to George and Dora Steinback, she enjoyed reading, playing the piano and swimming in the lakes in the summer. When she was a teenager, they moved a few miles to Marenisco, Mich., across the road from the Saily farm. Art Saily, the youngest of the six Saily brothers, began courting Della and they were married in 1943. After Art returned from serving overseas in WWII, they started their family, living at the Saily farm. In 1961 they moved out west, living in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Della worked in retail, became a Certified Nursing Assistant, cooked at nursing homes, and taught kindergarten. After retiring to Marenisco in 1978, Della cooked for a local hunting lodge. She and Art enjoyed visiting with their family and friends, fishing the lakes, walking in the woods, and finding the first wild strawberries. She and her husband moved to Keystone Heights in 2002 to be near their daughter. After celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary, her beloved husband Art preceded her in death in 2006. She was a loving and devoted mother who will be greatly missed by her son, David Saily of Ridgefield, Conn. and her daughters, Mary Saily of Reston, Va. and Janet Groesbeck of Melrose. She is also survived by her brother, Buck Steinback of Colbert, Wash.; brother, Bruce Steinback of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Swan Camp, 647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Jan Groesbeck, 207 Rose Ave, Melrose FL 32666.PAID OBITUARYDorothy SalazarSTARKEDorothy Winter Salazar, age 91 of Starke, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She was born on March 19, 1922 to the late Everett Herschel and Ethel (Stevens) Winter in Hollis, N.Y. Ms. Salazar loved the arts, theatre, fashion, her family and church. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Dorothy was a performer in vaudeville shows during the 1930s and continued until 1956, where she, along with her sisters, Effie and Mae, were known as the Winter Sisters. They performed dancing, acrobats and tumbling, and had traveled with Bob Hopes USO tour. Ms. Salazar also performed in Billy Roses Broadway production of Jumbo. Upon departing from the performing arts, Ms. Salazar taught at Bradford Middle School as a paraprofessional retiring in 1996. She continued to teach dance long after her retirement from the Bradford County School Board. Survivors are: her children, Donald Salazar of Ft. Lauderdale, Susan Ladyga of Biloxi, Miss., Linda Lee of Keystone Heights, Scott Salazar of Starke and Lorie (Pat) Renz of Jackson Hole, Wyo. Ms. Salazar is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dominick Ladyga, Leland Salazar, Patrick Renz, Spencer Lee, Alex SalazarHutchins, Andrew Renz and Hannah Lee; a great-grandchild, Payton Hutchins, as well as three nephews, George Fraser of Wisconsin, Raymond Fraser and James Fraser both of Illinois. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, Feb. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church of Starke with Reverend Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona Street, Starke, FL 32091. On-line condolences may be left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARYRobert SmithHAMPTONRobert Earl Smith, 88, of Hampton died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor. The family will receive friends at the First Christian Church on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10-11:00 am with funeral services beginning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor John Faulkner officiating. The complete obituary was not available before press time, but will appear in next weeks paper. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.

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7 was brought in by a blizzard in the Northeast, with temperatures of 30 below. Lake City repoted a low of 8 degrees; Palatka 11; and Starke 8, according to Mrs. Jones diary. During the warm January, orange trees budded out and were blooming. With the trees full of sap, they were split wide open by the cold, dripped sap and froze again. When spring finally came, the outlines of once-flourishing orange trees stood bleak and still against the sky. A few survived, but four years later, another February freeze killed those remaining, and citrus growers in this area abandoned their groves, and the industry moved farther south. Although this years freeze may have been the longest on record, with temperatures below 32 degrees for most of 72 hours (Saturday through Tuesday), it failed to break records for the lowest temperature. T.F. Davis, in his History of Jacksonville, published in 1925, wrote: Feb. 8, 1835, was the coldest day ever known before or since in this section. At 8 oclock that morning, the thermometer stood at 8 degrees above 0, and the actual minimum was undoubtedly lower. Along Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA 904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 Jeffery Scott LAKE BUTLERJeffery Scott, 64, of Lake Butler died suddenly at the Lake Butler Hospital, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. He was born in Palatka and later moved to Lake Butler where he worked and retired from the Reception and Medical Center. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served for 21 years. He is the son of the late Vandiver Scott and Elenor Barrs Rake. He is preceded in death by: brother, James Scott; sister, Betty; and son, Alvin D Scott. He is survived by: his wife, Linda Parrish Scott; sons, Leroy (Rosie) Scott, Jeff (Kym) Andrews, Joshua (Patty) Andrews; daughter, Tammy (Nathen) Johnson; brothers, Robert (Linda) Scott, Lonnie Scott; sisters, Janie (Cory) Hilburn, Dorthy (Elbert) Gilbert, Connie (Bill) Ritch, Sue (Ed) Kessel, 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at 2:00 pm in the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Hazel StarrWALDOHazel Ruth Starr, age 88, of Waldo, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Hampton on Aug. 11, 1925 to the late George Rahme and Mary Clifford Green Rahme. Hazel retired from the University of Florida after many years of dedicated service as a data entry supervisor. She loved her family and her church, First Baptist Church of Waldo, which she attended and was a member of for many years. Hazel was a loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother who was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Roy Alston Starr; and her siblings, Edna Dyal, George Rahme, Alta Adkins Albbright, Gladys Chesser, and Clyde Rahme. Hazel is survived by: her loving sons, Franklin Price (Linda) Starr of Bryceville, and H. Clyde (Carol) Starr of Graham; her five grandchildren, Melissa (Bob) Neubauer, Travis (Pam) Starr, David Starr, Daniel Starr, and Tommy (Kathryn) Starr; and her five great-grandchildren, Jessie Suarez, Hayden Starr, Hailee Starr, Landon Starr, Gabriel Starr. Graveside services were held at Hampton Cemetery Jan. 27, with Reverend Jim DuBois officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit www. archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARYFrances ThomasFrances ThomasWORTHINGTON SPRINGS Frances Mae Thomas called on the Lord early in the morning on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in her home surrounded by her children. She spent time alone reading the bible and praying. Thomas was born in Eutaw (Green County) Ala. to the union of the late Louis and Mary E. Crear Thomas. She moved to Worthington Springs in the 1950s. She had 12 siblings and was the mother of 16 children. Four siblings and two children preceded her in death: four siblings, brothers, Louis Thomas and Wyatt Thomas; sisters, Mary Cohens and Frankie Owens; two children, daughters, Frankie Thomas and Deland Thomas. Frances raised her children by working in fields until she got her GED and enrolled in the Nursing Assistant Program. She worked at Alachua General Hospital in Gainesville as a nursing assistant. She retired at General Electric in Alachua as a battery operator. She also held various of other jobs: cook/butcher at Brown Brothers Grocery Store, butcher at Taylors Grocery Store, cleaning buildings at Worthington Springs Community Center and Mid-Florida Trucking, cook at the Thousand Oak Hunting Camp and sold Stanley Products. She also volunteered at Lake Butler Hospital as a Pink Lady. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Marcell (Mary) Lett-Starke, Hezekiah Thomas of Tampa, Nathaniel Harris of Lake Butler, Theodore Thomas of Lake Butler, Joe Thomas of Lake Butler, Herman Thomas of Ft. Lauderdale, Thurman Thomas of Lake Butler, Curtis (Candace) Thomas of Alachua; daughters, Paulette (Willie James) Strong of Lawtey, Doris Thomas of Lawtey, Alma Thomas of Lake Butler, Juanita Thomas of Gainesville, Regina (Gregory) Merricks of Lake Butler, Patricia Goodman of Lake Butler; brothers, Johnnie (Augusta) Thomas of Tampa, Leslie (Precious) Thomas of Sarasota, Jessie (Emma) Thomas of Plant City, Wilson (Edith) Thomas-Ft. Washington, Md.; sisters, Girt L. Walker of Gainesville, Daisy T. Barton of St. Petersburg; 44 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren, nine greatgreat grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and grieving friends. Funeral Arrangements: Viewing will be at Duncan Brothers Funeral Home Directing 428 NW 8th Street Gainesville, FL. 32601, on Friday, Jan. 31 at 27:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at Union County High School Auditorium 1000 South Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL 32054 on Feb. 1 at 2:00 p.m.PAID OBITUARYPatty WilliamsLAKE BUTLERPatty S. Williams, 60 of Lake Butler died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at her residence of an extended illness surrounded by her family. She was born on April 16, 1953 to the late Caris Sheffield and Jeanette Lowery Sparkman in Jacksonville. She lived most of her life in Keystone Heights, moving to Lake Butler 13 years ago. She was self employed and was a member of the Lake Hill Baptist Church in Keystone. She is preceded in death by her son, Chris Payton. She is survived by: her husband, Bernard Henry Williams of Lake Butler; daughters, Pamela (Will) Baldree of Worthington Springs, Allison (Kevin) Hillard of Raiford, Micaela (Glenn) Cannon of Lake Butler, Arielle (Matt) Schmitt of New York; son, Justin (Trevis) Williams of Callahan; 14 grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Sparkman of Bell; brothers, Wesley (Kim) Sheffield of Ft. White, Steve (Penny) Sheffield of Bell, Bryan Sheffield of Keystone Heights, Jack Sheffield of Keystone Heights; and sister, Wanda (Doug) Cason of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Worthington Springs, with Pastor Terry Elixson officiating. Burial was held at Elzey Chapel Cemetery. Archer Funeral Home is in Charge of the arrangements.Barbara WillisBarbara WillisLAKE CITYBarbara Rae Ellis Willis, 81 of Lake City went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Barbara was born on May 18, 1932 to Loren and Renora Elllis, in Michigan City, Ind. She attended school in Valparaiso, Ind., Hollywood, Florida and graduated from Deland High School. Barbara worked for several companies as a secretary as well as being the secretary for the Eustis Chamber of Commerce. She subsequently worked the latter part of her career in mobile home sales in the Central Florida area. She was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lake City. She was a dedicated member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eustis Elks Lodge. She also was a long time hostess of the Florida Hospitality Rooms at National Elks Conventions, assisting her husband, Frank who was State Secretary of the Florida Elks Association. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Frank Willis. She was a well loved lady who is survived by: sons, Mike (Denise) and Steve (Tracy); grandchildren, Loren (Brandon), Kendyl (Ashton), Christian, Rachel; and greatgrandsons, Graysen and Kennon who lovingly called her NeNe. She also leaves behind her sister, Connie Boynton (Ray) of Jacksonville; sisters in law, Ruby Coig and Lexine Leinwar, of Mandeville, La.; nieces and nephews, Diane, Mary, Neil, Debbie, Stephanie, Milton, Michelle, Bobby, Denise, Phillip, Caren and Tyler. Barbaras family and many friends were a very important part of her life. Barbaras life was celebrated on Jan. 29th at The First Christian Church Lake Butler. Brother Art Peterson and Pastor Bruce Alkire officiated. Arrangements are in the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to Haven Hospice, York Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, Fl. 32606-3809.   PAID OBITUARY d Obituaries d SNOWContinued from 3B the St. Johns River bank, water was frozen several rods from shore and afforded inhabitants a spectacle as new as it was distressing. Fruit trees of every description were destroyed, roots and all, and even some of the forest trees were killed by the cold. The freeze of mid-January 1886, when the temperature stayed below freezing for three days, killed the famous orange tree that grew at Fort Harllee on the north bank of the Santa Fe River, just south of Hampton Lake in Bradford County. Fort Harllee was built in 1835 during the second Seminole Indian War and named for its commander, Maj. W.W. Harllee of South Carolina. In front of the officers quarters at this post, Maj. Harllee planted the seed of an excellent China orange, which he had brought from Charleston. It grew rapidly, and by 1850 was said to be the largest sweet orange tree in Florida, bearing over 10,000 oranges in a season. After the tree died, it was said that the trunk was dug up and exhibited at the Chicago Exposition. But not all of Bradford Countys freezes came in the last century. There was the great Christmas freeze of 1983, which cost the growers of Florida $840 million in citrus tree losses and $600 million in loss of the orange cropa total of $1.5 billion. A low temperature of 14 was recorded in Starke on Christmas morning. This was followed two years later in January 1985 by another blast of arctic weather than changed the geographic face of Floridas citrus industry. Although Bradford County had been out of the orange business since the turn of the century, the 1985 freeze devastated remaining groves around Melrose, Crescent City and other Northeast Florida locations. The citrus industry took another move farther south. Along the way, there have been lighter snows in Bradford County, but they usually melted after a few hours on the ground. There was one in 1977, the year that U.S. News and World Report labeled a winter to be remembered. In January of that year, Camp Blanding, 6 miles east of Starke, recorded 21 mornings of freezing or below temperatures. In 1883, the editor of the Telegraph had optimistically written: In a few years, every man with an orange grove in Bradford County will be rich. Little did he know that 16 years later, they would all be broke. Even the Telegraph was forced to print a front-page notice that the size of the paper would have to be reduced because of a lack of advertising. The Gainesville Sun commented editorially: The Starke Telegraph has been temporarily reduced in size. The paper will be enlarged as soon as business improves. The Telegraph is one of the best papers in the state. PUBLIC MEETING KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1st Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivorof 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. 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. Legals Mayor A. L. VonKirn is wellwrapped against the cold during this 1899 freeze that brought 2 inches of snow to Starke. The twostory residence at left is still in use today as the remodeled and enlarged Magnolia Hotel at the corner of Walnut and Jefferson streets. First Baptist Church is pictured at the right on the same site it occupies today.

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assistance he needs, but he enjoys a freedom he wouldnt necessarily have elsewhere. He even gets to go on trips, thanks to the fact the Dunns have a vehicle that can easily transport him. Dunn and her husband are more than happy to go on vacations with Nolder. We did get a lift van because we wanted him to have a life and be able to travel and do vacations and so forth, Teresa Dunn said. Two weeks after he was here, we got the van. He said, Well, lets go to Biloxi, so we did that. We had a wonderful time. Nolder joked that he cant get Dunn to go back to Biloxi because she lost too much money, but he later added in all seriousness how much he appreciated the Dunns taking him on vacations. I think thats above and beyond when they do that, he said. Nolder often jokes around with the Dunns, whether hes home. Nolder said he still retains the visual image of his friends mother opening the door, greeting him by name and inviting him inside. It was the first time I had a family style life, Nolder said. Believe it or not, I almost had to be trained for that. It was so different from anything Id ever had. In time, Nolder would have his own home and family. He said he had a little horse ranch in Union County from 1985 until about 1998. When my wife passed away, I couldnt take care of the ranch by myself because I had ended up in a wheelchair, Nolder said. I just wandered around from apartment complex to apartment complex. Prior to moving into the Dunn household, Nolder lived in an assisted-living facility in Gainesville. He said he did not enjoy it at all. Nolder heard about the Medical Foster Home Program, though the one in the Gainesville area was not in operation yet. He met with a very nice foster family through the Jacksonville program, but Nolder said his daughter, who lives in Gainesville, did not want him living that far away. He kept hearing a similar program in Gainesville was going to start. I bugged them crazy, Nolder said. They kept saying, Well, youre on the top of the list. I said, I dont care about that. I dont want to be on a list. Nolder wanted a home. He wanted something that was nothing like what he was experiencing in the facility he once lived at. For me, its a wonderful change, Nolder said. Im a widower. Im by myself. Its very difficult to take care of myself. I tried it and tried it. Gosh, I waited over a year for this opening to come up. Now, Nolder gets the facilities. The program began in Little Rock, Ark., in 1999, Fookes said. Dunns home is the first in the relatively new Gainesville-area program. Fookes said the program saves the VA a significant amount of money. Veterans in the program have lower instances of hospital admittances and emergencyroom visits, plus they are less likely to miss medical appointments. Typically, because they have somebody whos helping manage some of those things, hey actually attend specialty appointments or primary-care appointments more often, Fookes said. Veterans must be eligible for VA medical care and require a nursing-home level of care to be eligible for the program. Caregivers, like Dunn, and their homes must meet various criteria as well. For example, the home must pass inspection by a VA Home Based Primary Care team and a VA fire-safety engineer, while caregivers must have past experience care for disabled and/ or elderly people. Of course, it goes without saying that caregivers need to have a heart and a passion for what they do.Dunn has previous experience caring for individuals, which also led to her working in conjunction with the VAs Home Based Primary Care. She provided care for a man, who eventually succumbed to a terminal illness, in her home for the past two years. A Home Based Primary Care nurse suggested that Dunn get in contact with Fookes about the Medical Foster Home Program. We were thrilled, Fookes said of Dunns interest in the program, adding, To have someone who already had the experience and knew what (Home Based Primary Care) was and knew how that functioned really made things a little bit smootherquite a bit smoother, actually. Dunn said she has been caring for others for 36 years. Besides experience with private patients, she has worked with Suwannee Medical Personnel in Gainesville and operated an adult foster home in Michigan when she was 25. You can take Dunns love of caring for others back to childhood. She remembered when she was 4 and cared for a girl in her neighborhood who was somewhat neglected by her mother. The girl was always dirty, but Dunn helped get her cleaned up. Dunn would also take her own new clothes and dress the girl up in them. Its just something Ive always done, Dunn said. I literally do not know what to do with myself if I dont have somebody else to take care of. Now, shes helping care for Nolder, who was searching for a true home. As it turns out, Nolder did not have a true home as a child.I was an orphan, Nolder said. I ran away from the orphanage, so I was on my own since I was 12 years old. Nolder enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17. When Nolder and others he served with were given some time off, a fellow Marine Nolder became friends with asked him where he was going to go. Nolder said he didnt have a home to go to, so his friend invited him to his 40 Notices 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories 47 Commercial Property (rent, Lease, Sale) 49 Mobile Home For Sale 50 For Rent 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford Union Clay 40Notices 41Auctions 42M otor Vehicles & Accessories43RVs & Campers 44Boats &ATVs 45Land for Sale 46Real Estate Out of Area 47Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) 48Homes for Sale 49Mobile Homes for Sale 50For Rent 61Scriptures 62Vacation/Travel 63Love Lines 64Business Opportunities65Help Wanted 66In vestme nt O ppo rtunities67Hunting Land for Rent 68Carpet Cleaning 69Food Supplements 70Money to Lend 71Farm Equipment 72Computers & Accessories51Lost/Found 52Animals & Pets53AYard Sales53BKeystone Yard Sales53CLake Butler Y ard Sales54Produce 55Wanted 56Antiques 57For Sale 58Child/Adult Home Care59Personal Services 60Home ImprovementWord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 C lassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & Non-HCaccessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! HOMEContinued from 1B Don Nolder is shown in his bedroom, where he said, I have my own little comforts. giving Teresa some grief about her latest gem-cutting project or telling David he likes him better when hes at work and away from home. Nolder, though, is truly thankful to be where he is. I just cant say enough about the program and people like (Teresa Dunn), Nolder said. I call her my angel. Shes my angel. My daughter, who is very protective of me, just loves Teresa and David, too. Shes glad Im in this place. Fookes believes its the kind of place most of us would want to live in the latter stages of life. I think people can be much more comfortable and much more at ease and have the care that they need in a home, Fookes said. Im not downing nursing homes by any means, but when you have someonea CNA or LPN or a nursewho is responsible for several people versus one person whos giving more one-on-one attention to a maximum of three, you get to know the person. You build a relationship with them, and you hopefully help with quality of life. Fookes said the matching of Nolder and Dunn is a best-case scenario and that her trips to the home to make sure Nolder is getting what he needs and that Dunn is doing what shes supposed to be doing are a pleasure. Its wonderful to see someone who served our countrywho gave all he hadbe able to have a place to call home and someone to provide care for him, Fookes said. Its wonderful. I enjoy coming out here. To find out more about the Medical Foster Home Program, please call the program office at 904-396-8770 or Fookes at 352376-1611 (ext. 6005/4469). Bradford and Union County high schools will host their respective district tournaments beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, and concluding on Saturday, Feb. 8. The District 5-4A tournament tips off at Bradford High School with a 6 p.m. quarterfinal game between third seed Santa Fe and sixth seed Keystone Heights on Feb. 4. Fourth seed Bradford and fifth seed Interlachen will play at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Feb. 7, second seed P.K. Yonge will play the Santa Fe-Keystone winner at 6 p.m., while top seed Fort White will play the Bradford-Interlachen winner at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Dixie County and Newberry play each other to tip off the District 7-1A tournament at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Union County High School. The winner will advance to a Feb. 7 semifinal game against top seed Chiefland at 6 p.m. Second seed Williston and third seed Union will play each other at 7:30 p.m. The Feb. 7 winners will play for the championship on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.BHS, UCHS to host district tournaments

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Experience in tree work is a plus *Must have a valid Class B CDL with air brakes Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug testsSend resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call is accepting applications for an Experienced Tree Crew Member. This includes the operation of bobcats and bucket trucks with occasional climbing. For full time year around work with great benefits in an established company and a great team.Send resume to JoAnn Phillips at or call Experience in tree work Must have a valid drivers license Must be willing to leave town on occasion for emergency storm work* Must work well with others Subjected to background checks and random drug tests BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 visit Jarmons ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE 2000 N. Temple Ave Hwy 301 North Starke BsBoutique(904) 966-0020 Hwy 301 N. Starke D URRANCE PUMP 964-7061QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Chris N EED C ASH F AST! E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday or bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305 c ash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in our weekly f ree c ommunity shopper: Target your audience quickly Check out the Classifieds for a job fit just for you. The Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, FL904-964-6305 Fax: 904-964-8628

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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or UnionThe following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: BradfordJohnnie D. Bellflower, 33, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked and for probation violation. Barry Alan Bogart, 59, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Bond was set at $1,000. Turosia E. Bright, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $10,000. Paige Rochelle Bunch, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Tyveshaia Byrd, 19, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. According to the arrest report, the victim had asked Byrd to move out of her Starke apartment earlier in the day. Several hours later, Byrd returned to the apartment to retrieve some food and suddenly attacked the victim, pushing her into a wall and then grabbing a kitchen knife and advancing toward her. The victim put her arm up in defense, sustaining a cut on her forearm, but knocking the knife to the floor. Byrd than began to choke the victim until she became dizzy and fell to the floor. A downstairs neighbor began banging on the ceiling, and Byrd left the apartment. The police eventually reached Byrd by phone, and she returned to the apartment to give her statement before being arrested. Bond was set at $60,000. Lemuel Leander Cooper, 26, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, Cooper was arrested after a traffic stop on C.R. 21B near Speedville. Coopers vehicle was swerving on S.R. 100 and reaching speeds over 70 mph before turning onto C.R. 21B. Once the vehicle was stopped, a passenger in the vehicle told the deputy Cooper gave her a small bottle containing crack cocaine to hold in an effort to conceal it from the deputy. Bond was set at $20,000 for Cooper. Traci Dielmann, 46, of Green Cove Springs was arrested Jan. 24 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. James Pattrick Drinkwater, 20, of New Port Richey was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for battery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Drinkwater was in the parking lot of Whiskey River in Starke when he started yelling at a person in a vehicle. The person lowered the window, and Drinkwater struck him in the face. The victim was able to get out of his vehicle and defend himself until police arrived to break them up and arrest Drinkwater. Bond was set at $5,000. Adam Eldred Glover, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 21 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Eric Andreu Griffis, 32, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Griffis was at Walmart and was observed by an employee taking a pair of new boots out of a box, putting them on his feet and putting his old boots into the box and back on the shelf. He then attempted to leave the store, but was detained by a Walmart employee until police arrived. Bond was set at $10,000. Eric Jason Gunter, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Starke police for battery on a person of 65 years of age or older. According to the arrest report, Gunter and his father had been drinking and got into an argument before he punched his father in the face. Bond was set at $2,500. Timothy Steven Haisley, 23, of Graham was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Haisley was lying in the middle of Southwest C.R. 18 near Hampton Lake and asleep when a motorist observed him, stopped and tried to wake him up. He couldnt get him to wake up, so he called 911, and a deputy was dispatched. The deputy was able to get him to wake up, and then a van pulled up with several people who told the deputy that Haisley had been drinking at their home earlier. Haisley got mad and started arguing with the people and was then arrested and transported to jail. William Levon Hankerson, 40, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Starke police for an outof-county warrant from Bay County for failure to pay child support. Gabriel John Hendrieth, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 26 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Henry Calvin Hendrieth, 29, of Starke was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Antonio Voughntez Kee, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Herbert L. Kelly, 37, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kelly battered his girlfriend by grabbing her by the arms and neck, leaving bruises on both arms. Terrell K. Kennedy, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 26 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer. Bond was set at $1,000. Jamal M. Murray, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $4,000. Bobby Joe Robinson, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 25 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Phillip Strawder Sellars, 31, of Starke was arrested Jan. 22 by Bradford deputies for two charges of assault, two charges of kidnap-false imprisonment, and for obstructing justice. According to the arrest report, Sellars, his wife and a male friend were at the couples home Jan. 19 when Sellars went to bed, not feeling well after a recent seizure. Sellars awoke later, saw his wife and the male kissing on the couch and came out of his bedroom holding a knife and machete, threatening them that they werent going to leave the house alive. At some point during a 3-4-hour time frame, Sellars held the knife to his wifes throat, stabbed her cell phone when she attempted to call 911 and choked her after the male victim left and she returned to the home. Sellars was arrested several days later after a report was filed with the sheriffs office by his wife. According to the arrest report, the three had a prior sexual encounter at the friends home on Jan. 17 after consuming large amounts of alcohol. Mark A. Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Ashley Elizabeth Williams, 28, of Starke was arrested Jan. 27 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Williams became outraged at her mother when told she couldnt move into a trailer on her mothers property. Williams was cussing and yelling at the victim, and when the victim turned to walk away, she struck her on the back of her head/neck and then shoved her into the vehicle.Keystone/Melrose Erica Bailey, 33, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 22 by Clay deputies for burglary to an automobile. Kevin Green, 28, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Charles Paul Hesters, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property. Robert Johnson, 41, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 24 by Clay deputies for misuse of the 911 system. Dale Lorenza Lewis, 22, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 23 by Putnam deputies for larceny and dealing in stolen property.UnionMichael Anthony Greene, 27, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving while license suspendedhabitual offender. Records show Greene has had four previous violations of DWLS and that his license has been suspended since May 2012. Charles Rushing, 50, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 24 by Union deputies for driving under the influence-third offense. Antonio Woodrow Edwards, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies on a warrant for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Bond was set at $7,500. Paul Jason Todd, 32, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 26 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. He was also arrested Jan. 17 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense. Mark Ashley Thomas, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies on warrant for probation violation and on an out-of-county warrant from Bradford for grand theft. During the arrest for the warrants, the deputy also found that Thomas had a Valium pill on him, so he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Robert J. Kitzman, 58, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 23 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Kitzman got into an argument with his wife, who he is separated from, in a vehicle at her residence. When the victim attempted to leave the car, Kitzman grabbed her by the back of her hair and snatched her back into the vehicle. He continued to yell at her, grabbed her by the hair again and shoved her out of the vehicle, and then threw her purse at her before leaving. Kitzman was located at his residence by deputies and arrested. Lloyd Randle Hunt, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear for felony offense. Natoria Champale George, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 22 by Union deputies for failure to appear misdemeanor offense.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B D.O.T Physicals must be done by a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner ALL of your Drug & Alcohol Testing needsCall Us TodayFLORIDA WORKPLACE SAFETY & TESTING (904)769-1738 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 Fins, Fur & Tails On Dec. 18, approximately 25 people gathered at the farm of Charles Alvarez on Highway 229 near the Union County line at approximately 9:30 a.m.   They ate a nice breakfast that included biscuits, gravy, jelly, sausage and coffee. With little delay after breakfast, the group drove about a half mile to a 5-10-acre field around which 12 stands were set up and marked with large, round bales of hay.   In the center of the field was a 25-foot tower with a deck that was surrounded by a protective wood siding. The tower deck was filled with cages, which in total contained 200 ring-necked pheasants minimally 10 per shooter. After two shotgunners claimed each stand, a man on the tower deck began to release the pheasants, which were targeted by the gunners that surrounded their release.   The activity lasted about three hours, with a lunch break that included Boston butt, chicken, ribs, baked beans, banana pudding, peach cobbler and tea. In order to ensure an equal shooting opportunity, all hunters rotated clockwise one stand after 10 pheasants were released. In summary, it was one nice pheasant shoot. Another interesting aspect that proceeded congruently with the pheasant shoot was the retrieval of the downed birds by the three Labrador retrievers and the single springer spaniel.   The dogs gameness and enthusiasm for their retrieval responsibilities was apparent with their whining and muscular quivering between each job.   At the end of the day they had to be pulled away with leashes despite their exhaustion. Ring-necked pheasants that were the quarry of the shoot are not indigenous to Florida, but they are also not indigenous to the northern and mid-western states, where they maintain a sustainable and stable population. The birds were imported in the late 1800s to provide an additional hunting opportunity. The male birds, like many other bird species, are beautifully feathered. The birds are about half the size of a chicken, but they display an excellent wing speed and takeoff Unlike many game birds raised in captivity, these do not have to be kicked to initiate their takeoff.   They fly high and fast. Ring-necked pheasants have always been a welcome addition in any location where they have been established.   They are not overly aggressive by nature and do not appear to be a threat to any indigenous species.   However, the possibility of them becoming an established game species in Florida is very poor.   Foxes, coyotes, fire ants and many birds of prey appear to diminish that as a possibility. Alvarezs farm is registered with the state as a hunting preserve, and he also has a legally established dove field.   He meets all the cultivation and production requirements for legal establishment of a dove field and hunting preserve. He has several pheasant shoots each season and will probably have another this year. If you are interested in shooting pheasants or doves, Alvarez can be reached at 904-226-4392. Alvarez farm offer pheasant shootsBob McNally and his springer spaniel, Tess, barely retrieve one pheasant before another is falling their way.Outdoors outlookThe transition from hunting to fishing continues to march forward. Deer season ended on Jan. 19, and duck season ended on Jan. 26. Lake Butlers Cody Douglas got in one last duck hunt in on Jan. 24 at the Gulf. He, along with a friend, brought home a total of five ducks. When the wind and labile weather allow fishing to take place, crappies continue to be the feature attraction in freshwater fishing. Newnans Lake, being shallow and dark, is producing some fish with roe, but most of the deeper lakes north of that point have shown little signs of crappie spawn. The specks in Santa Fe Lake continue to remain on the brush piles in deeper water. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle indicates that minnows fished on the Santa Fe Lake brush piles have caught quite a few specks. Additionally, he says that they are producing just as many channel cats. Wind and weather are even more of an obstacle in saltwater fishing.   Gary Simpson says that the trout are outperforming the reds on the Gulf side, and Keystones Randy Harris has been productive with a few of his guided clients, fishing for trout around Steinhatchee. Fishing action on the east side seems to be slow as well, and sheepsheads continue to be the main attraction. They are especially productive around jetties, rocks, pilings and the mouths of inland waterways. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week.Outdoors calendar Jan. 30, new moon; Feb. 1-2, youth water fowl hunt; Feb. 20, Crosshorn Ministries meeting, 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. 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. 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 Dave Ahern and his Lab are ready for any over.

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12B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Bradford High School put together a three-game winning streak in boys basketball, but has since lost three in a row, with the most recent setback coming at the hands of Bishop Kenny on Jan. 25 in Jacksonville by the score of 71-33. Caleb Jones and Alex Mejias scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. Shawn Aaron had four points, while Keaaris Ardley and Tyler Wainwright each had three. Jones added 10 rebounds. Prior to playing Bishop Kenny, the Tornadoes (7-14) recorded District 5-4A wins over Interlachen and Keystone Heights before dropping games to Eastside and district opponent Santa Fe. Benjamin Nichols and Jones scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, in a 56-54 win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Wainwright had eight points, while Kenny Dinkins and Don Jeffers each had six. Roderick Broomfield scored three, while Ardley and Drian Jenkins each scored two. Ardley added eight rebounds and nine assists. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to play Keystone, getting 10 points from Dinkins in a 4422 win. Jones had nine points, while Aaron and Ardley each had eight. Nichols had four points, while Wainwright and Jeffers had three and two, respectively. Ardley added seven rebounds, while Nichols had six rebounds. Ardley and Jenkins had five and four steals, respectively. Visiting Eastside defeated Bradford 47-36 on Jan. 22. The Tornadoes got 12 points and seven rebounds from Dinkins, with Ardley adding eight points and seven assists. Jones and Wainwright each had six points, with Jones grabbing 10 rebounds. Aaron and Nichols each had two points. Three players scored in double figures in a Jan. 24 road game against Santa Fe, but the Raiders came out on top 53-47. Aaron and Ardley each had 11 points, while Mejias had 10 points. Wainwright and Jones scored eight and five points, respectively, with Jenkins adding two points. Jones and Ardley had eight and six rebounds, respectively, with Ardley also adding 10 assists and five steals. Bradford fell to 5-5 in district play. The Tornadoes travel to play Palatka on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m.Bishop Kenny hands BHS boys 3rd straight lossLarry Collins scored 19 points, but it wasnt enough for the Union County High School boys basketball team, which lost 51-42 to Trenton on Jan. 24 in Trenton. Daquin Edwards scored five points, while Princeton Alexander, Brennan Clyatt and Austin Dukes each scored four. Trey Spitze and Daryl Watkins had three and two points, respectively, while Parker Hodgson added one. The Tigers (6-15) will travel to play Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. They will then celebrate Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 1, against Columbia County at 7:30 p.m.UCHS boys lose to Trenton by 9Tracey Kemp and Nyasia Davis scored 16 and 11 points, respectively, but the Bradford High School girls basketball team dropped its regular-season finale, losing 67-39 to Gainesville on Jan. 24 in Gainesville. Keshanna Ardley and Danique Hudson each scored five points, while Mackenzie Gault added two. Prior to playing Gainesville, the Tornadoes (12-10) traveled to play Fleming Island on Jan. 23, losing 63-52. Kemp and Davis scored 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Hudson scored six points. Gault and BHS girls lose 67-39 to GainesvilleThe Keystone Heights High Keystone girls go 1-1 prior to tournamentEditors note: Point totals supplied to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor do not reflect the final scores. Keyambre Cobb had 12 points, while Qushawn Smith almost had a double-double, but it was host Trenton winning big, defeating the Union County High School girls basketball team 5737 on Jan. 24.UCHS girls end regular sesaon with 37-27 lossArdley had three and two points, respectively. Bradford played a quarterfinal game against Interlachen this past Tuesday in the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the Tornadoes the tournaments third seed defeat Interlachen, they will play second seed Santa Fe on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. School girls basketball team suffered a 54-37 loss to visiting West Nassau to close the regular season on Jan. 24, but did get a 40-25 win over visiting St. Francis on Jan. 23. Bailey Zinkel and Caiylen Gonzales scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in leading the Indians (10-14) to the win. Sierra Moore and Karla Casas scored six and four points, respectively, while Katlyn Travis and Abbigail Winters each scored two. Keystone played Fort White this past Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the District 5-4A tournament, which is being hosted by P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. If the fourth-seeded Indians won, they will play top seed P.K. Yonge on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Smith finished with nine points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers (3-18). Janisha Jones and Nancy Slocum had six and four points, respectively. Angelique Williams and Michelle Johnson had two points and one point, respectively. Prior to playing Trenton, Union played Interlachen and Baker County. In a 49-44 loss to visiting Interlachen on Jan. 21, Madison McClellan scored 11 points, while Cobb had nine. Slocum and Smith each scored seven points, with Slocum also grabbing eight rebounds. Johnson and Jones each scored three points. Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five assists in a 67-47 loss to Baker Conty on Jan. 23 in Glen St. Mary. Smith had 10 points, while Jones had six points and 11 rebounds. Johnson and Jordan Howe each scored four points, with Howe grabbing nine rebounds. McClellan and Slocum each had three points. The Tigers played a quarterfinal game this past Tuesday in the District 7-1A tournament, which is being hosted by Williston High School. If Union defeated Dixie County, it would advance to a semifinal game against Chiefland on Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. The championship game is Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.