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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Qualifying for the Keystone Heights race for mayor ended at noon Tuesday with two candidates qualifying for the March 4 election. Incumbent Mary Lou Hildreth will face former Vice Mayor Tony Brown in the non-partisan contest. Both candidates spent the weekend erecting campaign signs throughout the area. Brown said he spent part of Sunday meeting with community leaders, asking them about the race. He said one supporter raked him over the coals for supporting a city tax increase earlier this year. Brown added that the man said he was still voting for the former vice mayor. Brown said one other supporter complained about a perceived lack of passion on Browns part, and encouraged him to show more enthusiasm when making his case on why he should be mayor. I get things done, Brown said of the criticism. Im just more of a behind-the-scenes kind of guy. He added, however, that he agreed with the assessment, and said that he may have to adjust his communication style. Brown spent much of last lrmonitor@bellsouth.net www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 41 st Year 40 th Issue 75 CENTS County comm. approves Alligator Creek cleanup Water management district to contribute up to $100,000 for project BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay County commissioners unanimously approved a joint project with the St. Johns River Water Management District to improve water flow in Alligator Creek between Blue Pond in Camp Blanding and Lake Brooklyn near Keystone Heights. John Fitzgerald, initiative leader with the water management district, told commissioners during a Jan. 28 meeting that his organization wants to clean the creek bed by removing impediments along the waterway that connects Blue Pond to lakes Lowry, Magnolia, Brooklyn, Keystone and Geneva. The cleanup will focus on three sections of the creek between Blue Pond, Lake Lowry, Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn, a distance of around seven miles. Fitzgerald said the district is willing to contribute up to $100,000 to the project and wants the county to sponsor the initiative and provide in-kind labor for the cleanup. Our goal is to improve the flow through that system so that when water comes down the creek system it makes it to Lake Brooklyn sooner, versus recharging (the aquifer) or evaporating in that creek bed system, he said. As project sponsor, the county would be responsible for obtaining environmental resource permits from the district and easements from Camp Blanding for the initiative. Fitzgerald said that he was seeking a show of support from commissioners so he could then secure the $100,000 funding from the water districts governing board during its Feb. 11 meeting. He said the next step will be for a water management district contractor to survey the creek, looking for impediments to water flow and making recommendations to improve the current. After the survey, the countys and districts staff would then negotiate a memorandum of understanding, detailing the obligations of both organizations and outlining specific goals and responsibilities. Fitzgerald said both boards would then approve the memorandum before going forward. Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz told commissioners she supported the proposal. If you look at my shirt, it says Keep Alligator Creek flowing, Katz told commissioners, referring to her red, Save Our Lakes T-shirt. That is the life of the chain. That is the life of (lakes) Brooklyn and Geneva. If you dont keep it flowing, you might as well just fold us up. Katz also briefed commissioners on last years sixinch drawdown of Lake Lowry, in which the district pumped 194 million gallons from the lake into Alligator Creek. She showed commissioners photographs of Lake Brooklyn waterfront property before and after the drawdown. Clay school board race: mom out, son in Andrews wins KHES spelling bee Former adversaries now partners CCUA completes expansion of Keystonearea water treatment facility Bradford deputies charge Keystone man with sexual battery BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The Bradford County Sheriffs Office has arrested another individual for sexually abusing a child. Jeremy Alan Hicks, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested and charged with capital sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age. The crime came to light when the victim stepped forward last October and disclosed the abuse. The victim told investigators that the abuse began around 2005, when the victim was just 8 years old, and continued for several years. Upon being interviewed on Jan. 29, Hicks reportedly confessed to several counts of sexual battery against the child. Hicks was still incarcerated at the Bradford County Jail as of press time. Bond was set at $100,000. Hicks has an arrest record that includes convictions for battery, dealing in stolen property and issuing a worthless check. Deputies: IT worker sold school equipment on EBay BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Sheriffs Office arrested a former school board employee on Feb. 4, accusing him of stealing electronics from the district and hocking them on EBay. Michael F. Francisco, 53, was charged with one count of racketeering. According to a sheriffs office report, Francisco began stealing electronics from the district in January of 2008 and continued acquiring computer monitors, televisions, projectors, computer memory kits and other items over the next five years. He sold the equipment on the Internet auction site and used the proceeds to support his lifestyle. He was employed by the district for eight years and investigators believe he stole over $19,000 worth of equipment from the system. Hicks Francisco Mayors race underway Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth and husband Keith Koehler erect a sign on S.R. 21 while former Vice Mayor Tony Brown plants one of his yard signs in front of a Cargo Way residence. See JUMP, 2A See RACE, 2A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor One of the longest-serving school board members in the history of Clay County said she will not seek a seventh term on the Clay County School board. When Lisa Grahams current term ends later this year, her 24 years of service on the school board will have tied the longest tenure of any Clay County School Board member. Graham, who is also employed as a principal of Starkes Southside Elementary School, said that since she was first elected to the Clay school board in 1990, she has served with 14 board members and five superintendents. She added that over that time, graduation rates have increased, career academies have expanded, and Clay County schools have been consistently ranked among the best in Florida. Six successful elections, however, are enough for me, she wrote in a statement. I have decided that I will not seek reelection this year, believing it is time for new leadership and fresh ideas. I thank all who have helped me throughout my career my family, friends, the amazing staff of the Clay County School District, as well as the parents, students, and taxpayers of Clay County. On the same day Lisa Graham made her announcement, her son Brian H. Graham filed papers with the Clay County Supervisor of Elections office to run for his mothers seat. The younger Graham is the community relations coordinator for the Bradford County School District, a member of the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District and a managing partner in the political consulting firm of Dixie Strategies LLC. District 5 covers parts of Green Cove Springs, Middleburg and Lake Asbury. Two other candidates have also filed for the District 5 seat. Sandra Dunnavant is a retired educator and current substitute Graham The Clay County Utility Authority constructed a new 500,000-gallon storage tank as part of its Postmasters Village expansion project. Photo by CCUA. The Clay County Utilities Authority said it has completed the expansion of its Postmasters Village water treatment plant, located on C.R. 214 east of Lake Geneva. The expansion included the construction of two new wells, a new aerator, a new 500,000-gallon water storage tank and new pumps. The utility said the improvements will increase water pressure and flow rates to its customers in the Keystone Heights area. CCUA added that the two new wells at the facility were encased See PLANT, 2A See GRAHAM, 2A Evan Andrews won the Keystone Heights Elementary School spelling be by correctly spelling the word tomahawk. Andrews said he and his mother words a day to prepare for the event. Andrews also for a travelling baseball squad. Former game warden Bob H. Lee (r) and retired poacher Roger Gunter recall Lees attempts to catch Gunter in the in the 1970s and 1980s. The pair appeared at the Melrose Public Library on Jan. 31 as part of the One Book One Putnam reading initiative. Gunter is a prominent character in Lees book, Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden. Heritage Commission planning Sundays at the pavilion BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The chair of the Keystone Heights Heritage Commission said her group hopes to bring back one of the citys landmark structures back into public life. Cheryl Owen said the panel is planning to organize a oncea-month, afternoon event called Sunday At the Pavilion. She said the group hopes to feature arts during the events, including music and visual arts at the waterfront structure. Owen said she plans to recommend the event to the city council in February. Owen also said that during the groups January meeting, it forwarded its recommendations for Keystones new, developing sign ordinance to the growth management committee. She added that the commission also finalized its public relations See HERITAGE, 5A

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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor During a Jan. 27 meeting, the Clay County Charter Review Commission turned away a proposal that would have imposed term limits on the countys constitutional officers, including the sheriff. Mary Hawkins of Orange Park put forward the proposal. She said she preferred that constitutional officers not be elected at all, but rather appointed by the county commission. But as I sat here through the initial (Charter Review Commission) meetings, I realized there was certainly a contingent that was very opposed to the county commission having any more power, so I thought term limits might be a more acceptable alternative, she said. Hawkins also said she has no complaints about Clay Countys current constitutional officers. I would assume they are all doing a phenomenal job, but as a voter I actually have almost no way of knowing that, she said. I feel that as opposed to the county commission, which does all its work out in public, the school board does all its work out in public, even the sheriff does the majority of his work out in the public, to me the rest of the constitutional officers as voters, it is very difficult for us to have any feel for how well they are doing their jobs. In the recent past, we have had constitutional officers who have essentially worked parttime, Hawkins added. She also said that the turnover brought about by term limits would bring fresh ideas into county services. Hawkins also noted that three of the countys five current constitutional officers, Sheriff Rick Beseler, Clerk Tara Green and Tax Collector Jimmy Weeks, had no prior experience in the agencies they were elected to lead when first chosen by voters. During the meeting, Beseler, Green and Weeks, in addition to to the Lower Floridan Aquifer instead of the Upper Aquifer. The utility said that by drawing from the Lower Aquifer, its operations will not impact area lake levels. It also said that the increased capacity at the Postmasters Village facility, brought about by the improvements, will allow additional residents to hook up to the utility, and stop using their individual wells, which draw from the Surficial, Upper and Intermediate aquifers. Reducing the number of individual wells which draw water from these aquifers that are in close proximity to the lakes around the city of Keystone Heights will have a positive impact to those connected natural systems, it said in a statement. DuPonts earnings from Clay mines division drop by 49 percent BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor DuPont said its 2013 income from continuing operations by its performance chemicals division dropped to $924 million, down from $1.8 billion the previous year. The performance chemicals division operates DuPonts titanium dioxide feedstock mines and processing facilities at Camp Blanding, Lawtey, Clay Hill and Maxville. The segments sales decreased by seven percent to $6.7 billion in 2013, down from $7.2 billion in 2012. DuPont said that weakening prices for titanium dioxide and refrigerants, in addition to increases in raw materials costs more than offset ongoing improvements in plant utilization. The company added that titanium dioxide volume was up 18 percent in the fourth quarter. Last year, the company said it planned to spin off the performance chemicals division into a separate, publicly traded company. Overall, DuPont reported net income of $4.8 billion in 2013, compared to $2.8 billion in 2012, and earnings per share of $5.18, compared to $2.91 the previous year. DuPont also recorded a $72 million, pretax charge in the fourth quarter that reflected the settlement of an antitrust lawsuit. In 2010, two paint manufacturers sued DuPont, along with four of its titanium dioxide competitors, claiming the suppliers conspired to fix prices for the compound. After agreeing to settle claims by the customers in August, DuPont released the following statement: DuPont is pleased to reach a settlement with plaintiffs to resolve a pending civil antitrust litigation matter related to titanium dioxide. We believe that our conduct has at all times been entirely appropriate, and we continue to deny any wrongdoing. We have resolved this litigation to avoid the distraction and expense of litigation. The terms of the settlement have been submitted to the court for its preliminary approval at a later date. Calif. city turns down Big League Dreams BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The city council of Selma, Calif., during a Jan. 21 meeting, backed out of a proposed partnership with Big League Dreams to build a recreational sports complex, according to the Selma Enterprise. The six-field complex, which would have been built 16 miles southeast of Fresno, is similar to a project the Clay County Development Authority is now negotiating with Big League Dreams to develop near Branon Field Road between Middleburg and Orange Park. According to the newspaper, when Selma officials first started negotiating with BLD in 2012, the estimated cost of the project was $25 million. However, recent forecasts now estimate a cost of over $40 million for the development. Clay County development officials are proposing a $19 million bond issue to finance the Branon Field Road project. Selma City Manager H-B Heusser said he thought the project would have benefited the California community. It is hard to predict the exact fiscal impact, but using the experiences from other Big League Dreams projects, and some economic development indicators, we do see that the other sites show an increase in hotel room uses and expansions as well as food services, both fast food and restaurants, Heusser told the Enterprise. CCUA debates rate structure BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Utility Authority board of supervisors reviewed the utilitys conservation rate structure during a Jan. 21 meeting, and one supervisor said he favored reforming the pricing plan to give customers lower rates. In October 2010, supervisors adopted a tiered rate structure, 2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 HILDRETH MAYOR HILDRETHA community leaderwho has met the challenges, kept her promises, and isfocused on the future! 352-235-0519 mayorhildreth@aol.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Mary Lou Hildreth SAVE OUR LAKES MEETING TUES., FEB 11, 2014 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS (Hwy 100 just east of Hwy 21)COME JOIN US! VISITORS WELCOME! 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 week laying out his campaign themes. The mayoral hopeful said he stands for managed, responsible growth, maintaining and enhancing the citys beauty, working closely with county and state officials, maintaining an open door policy, always being a servant of the people, and keeping government responsive to the people. Brown also catalogued his record of public service, listing his experience as vice mayor, a business owner, 30 years as a volunteer firefighter, four years as chair and vice chair for Relay for Life, board member of the Clay County American Cancer Society, logistics team member for the airports 75 th birthday, volunteer for the Clay County Sheriffs Office, chair of the citys growth management board, Kiwanis volunteer, Save Our Lakes member and service to the Reinhold Foundation. Brown also said he was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Lake Area Ministries food bank and Answers Resource Facility. Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth said she spent the first days of her re-election effort finalizing campaign literature, giving out yard signs, and assembling and posting larger signs throughout the area. She said a stockpile of 60 yard signs, held over from an earlier campaign, were quickly depleted and she was forced to order additional placards. Hildreth added that she came up with her campaign theme: Keep Mary Lou Working for You during an August vacation in the mountains. It just says what I do, she said of the slogan. Plus, it rhymes. Hildreth said that even while ramping up her re-election effort, she is still maintaining her mayoral duties, including participating in the American Legions Four Chaplains ceremony last weekend, and representing the city in an upcoming change of command ceremony at Camp Blanding later this month. She also said she spent considerable time last week in an activity that has become routine for her over the past eight years: cajoling Floridas Department of Transportation to make repairs or improvements around the city. Hildreth said that due to her efforts, the state agency recently agreed to repair cracks in sidewalks along Lawrence Boulevard. She described her dealings with FDOT as a relentless series of emails and phone calls, badgering agency officials over and over until they finally come around to her point of view. Throughout February, Hildreth plans to emphasize what she says is a list of tangible benefits she has delivered to Keystone, including $100,000 in revenue through the community redevelopment agency, $650,000 in a community block development grant, and $500,000 in phase out money, when Clay County terminated its inter-local agreement with the city several years ago. She also plans to remind voters that she represented the city on several water supply and lakes restoration committees, in addition to the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Urban Forestry Council. RACE Continued from 1A PLANT Continued from 1A See RATES, 3A teacher in the Clay County School District. She served on the Green Cove Springs City Council from 1987-1994 and is also a former mayor and vice mayor of the municipality. Four days after she filed papers to run for Grahams seat on Jan. 21, Dunnavant took in a $1,000 campaign contribution from the Clay Education Political Action Committee. Keith Nichols has also filed papers to run for the seat. Over the past year, Nichols has used the public comments portion of district school board meetings to criticize Superintendent Charlie Van Zant and other administrators. GRAHAM Continued from 1A Charter commission rejects term limits for Sheriff, others See CHARTER, 4A

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Now, in addition to a base charge of $9.30 per month, the utility charges customers $1.30 per 1,000 gallons on the first 6,000 gallons consumed, $2.70 per 1,000 gallons on the next 6,000 gallons and $3.50 per 1,000 gallons on the third 6,000 gallons consumed. The utility also has a fourth tier in which it charges customers $4.50 per 1,000 gallons for consumption over 18,000 gallons a month. In the year ended Sept. 30, 1998, CCUAs average residential connection consumed 139,600 gallons of water a year. By 2013, average consumption had dropped to 74,200 gallons a year. During CCUAs Jan. 21 board of supervisors meeting, Executive Director Tom Morris told supervisors that 92 percent of the utilitys residential customers consume water within the two lowest tiers of the rate plan. I think thats a pretty successful statement for our conservation efforts, he added. He also said CCUA is using nearly 20 percent less water now than in the year ended Sept. 30, 2009, even though it now has over 2,000 more customers than it had four years ago. Supervisor board chair Al Rizer asked Morris what the utility could do to advance its conservation efforts even further. There are going to be a certain percentage of people out there-it doesnt matter what you do-they are going to pay the rates for the water usage that they intend to use, Rizer said. The question would be, are we there, at this point? Is there anything that we can do to move people from (tiers) three and four into one and two? Morris replied that the utility could offer additional financial incentives to ratepayers. He added, however, that based on national surveys, the best conservation rate the utility can hope for is between 35 and 40 percent. Morris added that as customers have conserved more water, CCUAs revenues have suffered. According to CCUAs audited financial statements, over the two-year period ended Sept. 30, 2013, the utilitys operating revenues have fallen 7.5 percent and operating income has dropped 40.4 percent. Morris said that some utilities around the country have had to increase rates because of the drop in flow charges caused by conservation initiatives. The utility is in a very uncomfortable position in saying, Great job customers, youve done real well. Unfortunately, we dont have enough revenue now to pay the bills and we are going to have to increase your rates. We want to avoid that, Morris said. Supervisor Frank Gerwe said he drew a different conclusion from the water use data Morris presented. In 2008, the majority of the people buying water from the Clay County Utility Authority were paying probably 50 to 80 percent less than they are paying for water right now, he said. This utility has improved rates and rate structures that punish the ratepayers and force them to reduce their consumption. Gerwe added that he thought CCUA should revert back to its 2008 rate structure. Rizer said he appreciated Gerwes continued advocacy for ratepayers. However, he said that if CCUA implemented Gerwes recommendation, the utility would likely have to later increase rates to meet its budget obligations. In response to a question from Gerwe, a utility staff member said CCUAs budget in 2008 was $38 million. Its 2012 budget was $36 million. In other business during its Jan. 21 meeting, the CCUA board of supervisors: Approved staff members fast-tracking an agreement with the developer of the Governors Park development of regional impact. The proposed 3,267-acre retail, office, residential, industrial and hotel development is located southwest of Green Cove Springs, west of C.R. 15A, west of U.S. 17 and south of S.R. 16. CCUA staff members and representatives of the project told the board that developers intended to apply to transfer a 195 million-gallons-per-day consumptive use permit from Gustafsons Farm to Governors Park. They added that the CUP was scheduled to renew in March with the St. Johns River Water Management District and developers wanted to complete the transfer before that time. Authorized a $508,034 preconstruction loan application with the state revolving fund. The money would finance costs to construct the Mid-Clay Reclaimed Water Reservoir and improve the Fleming Island Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. The $5.5 million, 135 million gallon Mid-Clay reservoir is a joint project with the St. Johns River Water Management District. Both organizations have committed to paying half of the projects costs. The reservoir will be located between Henley Road and the Ronnie Van Zant Park, east of Lake Asbury and will store reclaimed water for CCUA customers use during dry periods. Now, CCUAs supply of reclaimed water, used for irrigation, is about 60 percent of demand. Public service commission approves one rate hike for FPL, denies second BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Floridas Public service commission approved a $113 million base rate increase for Florida Power and Light on Jan. 10. The increase allows the utility to recover costs for upgrades to its Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants. The PSC said the base rate adjustment would result in a $1.14 a month increase for a typical 1,000 kWh residential bill. The state agency also denied a request by FPL for a tariff on customers who do not have smart meters. The utility said it has installed over 4.5 million of the new meters for residential and small business customers, and that the new devices will allow it to gather usage and billing data without sending a meter reader to customers buildings. It added that the devices, which are equipped with a two-way radio transmitter, also allows customers to monitor their power use on a daily basis. FPL wanted to charge customers who did not have one of the new meters a onetime charge of $105 and a monthly fee of $16. It said the charges were necessary to cover labor, transportation and other costs of sending meter readers to customers with old meters. The PSC said it disagreed with FPLs cost calculations and denied the request. It added, however, that it would likely approve a similar request if FPL asked for a onetime charge of $95 and a monthly fee of $13. Pritchett among chamber honorees BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The 2014 Board of Governors for the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce was introduced at the chambers annual meeting and banquet, and several business leaders and supporters were honored, including the late Marvin Pritchett. Pritchett was posthumously recognized as Citizen of the Year, an award named for former Bradford County Telegraph publisher Eugene L. Matthews. Emcee Terry Vaughan said Pritchett, born in 1933, overcame the early loss of his parents, and from a football star at Union County High, he went on serve his county in the military, his family and his community. Vaughan called him a patriot, a devoted family man, a philanthropist and a respected businessman, who founded Pritchett Trucking in 1973 and Nextran Corporation in 1992. His career also included his role as one of CNB Banks founders, and his leadership in the farming, cattle, forestry and mining industries. He was also a community leader, serving as both a county commissioner and school board member. Generosity was his trademark as countless school-related and community projects were funded due to his philosophy of giving back, and his many years of faithful service to the First Christian Church in Lake Butler is well documented, Vaughan said. He was the go-to person if something needed to be done and he was always ready to roll up his sleeves and jump in full force. Gratefully accepting the award on their fathers behalf were Jon and Robin Pritchett. Many of you knew our dad, John Pritchett said, and he did love his community. He worked very, very hard. He worked even harder to give back to his community, so Robin, Phillip and I couldnt be more proud to be his children. The loss of Pritchett and Sheriff Jerry Whitehead made it a trying year for Union County and its neighbors, Vaughan said. Two community icons unexpectedly and tragically went on to their reward in heaven, he said. Whiteheads giving spirit and hearty handshake will be missed, he added, saying the Whitehead family legacy would be carried on by his son, Brad, the recently appointed sheriff of Union County. Vaughan also talked about the passing of Jerome Johns, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Community State Bank, who served an unprecedented three RATES Continued from 2A From the other Business of the Year, Lake Area Physical Therapy, Rhonda Hamilton and Laura Hodges. Business of the Year award winner Scott Roberts. See CHAMBER, 5A

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4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Property Appraiser Roger Suggs and Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, all argued against Hawkins proposal. Constitutional officers are not political animals, Chambless told the Charter Review Commission. You do not see Clay County constitutional officers jumping from one political bed to the other bed. But rather what you see are individuals who spent the time in their crafts, whether it is in the particular office in which they were elected to, or in the profession where they spent many months, days and years for that. Suggs also argued that he and his colleagues are professional administrators and subject matter experts, rather than electioneers. In my case, I have 33 years of experience in the appraisal and assessment field, he said. Suggs added that he has a bachelors degree in business administration, is a certified Florida appraiser, an assessment administration specialist designee and a state-certified general real estate appraiser. My point is Im not a politician, he said. I am a professional that simply has to run for re-election every four years. Beseler said Hawkins term limit proposal was a solution in search of a problem. I really wonder what the problem is that we are trying to address here, he said. Beseler added that term limit proposals and tax cuts are both knee-jerk reactions to the distrust voters have of Washington office holders. Term limits have been a terrible experiment, he added. It has created politicians instead of statesmen. There is more focus on the next office to run for than on doing what is best for the future of our county. I see it in Tallahassee. I see it on the board of county commissioners. The legislative aides and managers develop more power and have better continuity than their bosses, who rotate through the House or the Senate or go from the board of county commissioners to elected state office. Both Green and Weeks said that their respective Orange Park offices are commonly flooded with Duval County residents because of their staffs superior customer service. In other business before the Jan. 27 meeting of the Charter Review Commission: Keystone Heights Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth resigned from the panel. Hildreth said the CRC meetings, mostly scheduled for the first Monday of each month, conflicted with the monthly meetings of the Keystone Heights City Council. In addition, some CRC meetings were scheduled for the third Monday of some months, which were the same days the North Florida Water Supply Partnership met in Lake City. Hildreth is a member of that group. Hildreth was replaced by alternate Eddie Clanton of Middleburg. He is a retired AT&T employee, was vice president of the Communication Workers of America Local 3106 and is a deacon and volunteer for First Baptist Church in Middleburg. He has also served on the board of directors and supervisory committee for 121 Financial Credit Union. While honored to be appointed, Hildreth wrote in an email, I did not feel I was able to sufficiently represent District 4. Plus, knowing they had an alternate who had been regularly attending, I felt he was in a better position to contribute to the process. Kimberly Martinez-Ward of Fleming Island, director of advancement services for PACE Center for Girls, also resigned from the commission. She was replaced by alternate Wesley Taylor, a retired cemetery and funeral home worker. Taylor is a board member of the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and has volunteered for Clay County Fire Rescue and the Green Cove Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Hildreth says sidewalk is latest accomplishment BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth said a sidewalk now under construction between Keystone Heights High School and Santa Fe Colleges Watson Center is her latest success in delivering funding to city projects. Hildreth said she made the comments during the Clay County Chamber of Commerces State of the County event at Orange Parks Hilltop Restaurant on Jan. 30. For the annual lunchtime gathering, the chamber invites the mayors of all three Clay County municipalities Keystone Heights, Green Cove Springs, and Orange Park to give updates about developments in their respective cities. The chair of the Clay County Commission also gives a speech about developments in county government. In a telephone interview after the event, Hildreth said she gave State of the County participants updates about Keystone Heights airport, community redevelopment agency, and downtown improvements. She said one theme of her speech was the amount of time it takes to secure state funding or grants for a particular project, telling the group it took four years of effort for her to convince the Florida Department of Transportation to fund the sidewalk along S.R. 21. Hildreth added that her efforts to restore water levels to Keystone Heights-area lakes also took a long-term commitment. She said while at the State of the County event, she ran into St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens, who was a State Representative when Hildreth first became mayor. Hildreth said her encounter with the college president reminded her that she and other Keystone Heights-area leaders have been lobbying the St. Johns Water Management District for eight years to implement recovery projects for the lakes, and those efforts are just now beginning to bear fruit. Hildreth also said the time and work in securing money for city projects is worth the effort. She recalled walking through Keystones Ace Hardware recently when a Keystone resident came up to her in tears, thanking the mayor for the community development block grant the city secured for much needed improvements to the residents home. Keystone city manager makes top 10 list for Orange Park job BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor An Orange Park citizens committee included Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs in its list of top 10 candidates for the Orange Park Town Manager job. The town council charged the committee with whittling down the 44 applicants for the position to 10. The council will later select five finalists. Former Clay County Clerk of Courts James Jett, Brunswick, Ga. City Manager William Weeks, former North Miami Beach City Manager Lyndon Bonner, Arcadia City Administrator Judith Jankosky, former Beloit, Wis. Town Administrator Robert Museus, former New Port Richey City Manager John Schneiger, Mahomet, Ill. Village Administrator Mell Smigielsky, Eric Hanson and John Burnham also made the top 10. Mayor looks to Clay Electric for city revenue BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth told the citys budget and finance committee, during a Jan. 28 meeting, that the city could increase its revenue by annexing Clay Electric Cooperative property into the municipality and re-enacting a utilities franchise fee. Now, the co-ops property on either side of Citrus Street is within the city limits and Clay Electric pays around $4,800 in city taxes on those parcels. However, the utilitys property west of its Citrus Street buildings, between its district headquarters and the Keystone Village Square shopping center, lay outside the city limits. The 41 acres of land and 108,138 square feet of warehouse and office space are valued at $3.2 million by the Clay County property appraisers office. If those parcels were inside Keystone Heights, they would generate around $9,000 a year in municipal taxes. Hildreth conceded that since Keystone does not provide the traditional municipal services of water and sewer, nor fire and police protection, convincing the utility to go along with her idea would be a challenge. Hildreth also said she has had some discussions with Bob Ross, the owner of the Keystone Village Square shopping center, about annexing his property into the city. Ross buildings, which house Hitchcocks Markets, Bealls Outlet, Family Dollar and Autozone, is valued at $3.5 million and could generate over $10,000 a year in city tax revenue. The mayor also proposed to the budget and finance committee that the city consider re-enacting a franchise fee on electric utilities. The city of High Springs approved such a fee in 2013. Under that arrangement, Clay Electric calculates the fee by multiplying each customers utility bill by 5.5 percent, adds the fee to individual power bills and then remits the tax to the city after the customers pay their bills. During the Jan. 28 meeting, the budget and finance committee also: Discussed the state of Floridas requirement that all cities adhere to a uniform chart of accounts. City Manager Terry Suggs said that in response to the mandate, his staff is now maintaining two sets of accounting records, one that the city uses for the state requirement and an additional set for all other purposes. Received an update on the citys audit. Brad Million, audit manager for Reddish and White, CPAs, told the committee that so far, his examination of the citys accounts have uncovered no major adjustments or reportable conditions. Discussed city business licenses and late fees. The city now charges businesses $25 a year to operate within the municipality. The committee discussed state limitations on how the license fee can be increased and also discussed the possibility that the city has overcharged businesses in the past for late fees. Discussed a sale offer for the citys cell tower. City Manager Terry Suggs reported that the city has received an offer to sell its cell phone tower at the cemetery for $160,000. City attorney Richard Komando noted that both the sale offer and the $1,200-a-month rental revenue the city now receives for the tower might be well below market values. Suggs said he would research the matter and report back to the committee. Discussed the municipality public service tax. Under Florida law, municipalities may impose a tax of up to 10 percent on the purchase of electricity, metered natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and water service. The committee asked Suggs to research to what extent Keystone already imposes such taxes and report back to the committee. Discussed operations at the citys Farmers Market. In January, Suggs terminated the contract of market manager Cheryl Owen. During the budget and finance committee meeting, Suggs proposed appointing city staff member Lynn Rutkowski to the managers post. Bee and Bear Evanna Sims, 2, pulls her dog Bear through the Bees at the Bay event in Melrose on Feb. 1. Earlier in the day, Evanna helped her grandmother, Sheree Sims, read Bees at the Bay festival, produced by the Lake Area Bee Keepers Club and Gallery 26, featured presentations on beekeeping, honeybee biology, making honey mead and CHARTER Continued from 2A

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A The Church with a BIG HEART where the Word of God is faithfully taught! Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829J OIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR WORSHIP I n our Fellowship Hall Dr. Tom Farmer, preaching on i n our Multi Ministry Worship Center i n our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on 1 Corinthians 13:1 D i nner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) B i ble Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Ministries for Children (all ages) & Y outh Sundays & Wednesdays! terms as chair of the chamber board in addition to his work on economic development. This body owes Jerome a great debt of gratitude for his life service, to include a commitment to the chamber few can match, he said. The J.E. Tomlinson Business Person of the Year Award went to Chrissy Allen Thompson, who Vaughan said was a driving force in the continued development of downtown Starke, most recently moving her restaurant to a larger location and turning The Downtown Grill into a hub of activity. Always willing to accommodate, her can-do spirit is always on display. She serves as a mentor to those who work for her, as she has been a great source of inspiration for so many young lives, Vaughan said. He also pointed to her involvement with the chamber, Main Street, Altrusa, Rotary, Kiwanis, scouting, Special Olympics, the school system and other organizations as proof of her civic commitment. Thompson said she wasnt sure she alone deserved the award, giving credit to her husband, Ricky Thompson, who is always willing to green light her crazy ideas. Together they divide and conquer whatever challenge they take on, she said. She said she was proud of her three kids for the great job they do helping out, and she thanked her staff for making her job easier. Thompson also expressed her appreciation for Virgil Berry for teaching her everything she knows about business. You just dont know how special it is to have you guys as family and friends and always supporting The Downtown Grill, Chrissys and all of the other endeavors we do, she said. Vaughan compared the chambers Volunteer of the Year award winner to a Temptations classic, saying B.J. Warwick was like sunshine on a cloudy day. Her mischievous laugh and outgoing personality can certainly brighten and warm any occasion, he said. She has been a tireless volunteer on a variety of fronts for as long as I have known her, but her amazing efforts on behalf of finding a cure for cancer have been front and center for many years. Warwick, a cancer survivor, is a driving force behind the local Relay for Life, Vaughan said, and she is organizing a dance for later this month that will benefit the event. She has also led the way for so many causes related to her position in conjunction with the National Guard, he said. Warwick gave credit to her late sister. If it wasnt for my sister, Ida Sue, I wouldnt be here to day, she said. The chamber also honored two businesses, the first being Lake Area Physical Therapy and Aquatics. It has been around and growing for 28 years, and now offers services in Starke, Keystone Heights, Melrose and Gainesville. Owner Laura Hodges lays deep roots in the communities she serves, Vaughan said, pointing to her roles in local business associations and the Lake Area Elder Council. Many thankful citizens sing their praises due to the caring and effective work they do in the field of physical, occupational, speech, sports, stroke rehabilitation, and more, he said. Hodges accepted the award along with Rhonda Hamilton, her marketing director, who she thanked for her enthusiasm, along with the chamber members and staff. Roberts Insurance was the second Business of the Year recognized. Of Scott Roberts, Vaughan said, If there is a cause, he stands willing to help and provide leadership. His affiliations include the chamber, The Arc of Bradford County, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Masonic Lodge, Communities in Schools, the board at Shands Starke and the Bradford County Education Foundation. Roberts Insurance does business in Starke, Keystone, Lake Butler and now Middleburg, and is one of the most respected names in the field, Vaughan said. He believes that clients deserve to be represented by someone who strives to create a relationship, so if you have that accident or if your home is damaged by a storm, you have a friend you know on a first-name basis to turn to for help, he said. Roberts thanked his parents, George and Nancy Roberts, and his incredible staff, without whom he couldnt get it all done, he said. Susan Norman was given the Pat Farnsworth Workforce Development Award. Shes been at it for more than 14 years, Vaughan said, beginning in customer service and working her way up to program manager. The chamber hired her in 2006 to work on business services and assist employers with finding incentives and grants. Norman also provides the Florida Basic Abilities Test and Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test to potential law enforcement and corrections employees, and since 2009, nearly 1,500 have been tested. At least half of the applicants were hired to positions with her help. The chamber bid farewell to Tommy Tomlinson, who was this years departing board member. Chamber board Chair Jennie Reed (outgoing) said Tomlinson always stepped up when called up and has been a great mentor. Tomlinson thanked the chamber for the opportunity. One thing Ive learned over the years, if we will just work with one another in southwestern Clay County, Bradford County and Union County, (its) how much we can do to bring success to these counties, he said. The chamber once again hosted the Bradford County Education Foundations annual silent and live auctions. Foundation President Dimple Overstreet talked about how the money raised benefits schools, including purchasing books for students, and she thanked chamber members for their help. I would like say for the whole board, thank you from the deepest part of our hearts, and the children of the schools say thank you, she said. Speaking of charity to schools, Murray Fords Amir Asadi and Amy Hoglund presented a check for more than $5,000 to Bradford High School, raised through a driving event at the school. Asadi said that while the dealership began at a time of economic uncertainty, the support of the community has resulted in more sales than stores in Gainesville, Lake City and Green Cove Springs. Because of that, they have an obligation to give back, he said. The Drive 4 UR School event is held annually with the help of the schools teachers and administrators, Asadi said. Money is donated for each individual who goes to the school to test drive a vehicle. The new chair of the chamber board, Steve Futch of Jones Gallagher Funeral Home, introduced the rest of the 2014 board, including Brad Bishop of Bradford-Union Technical Center (chair elect), Jennie Reed of Community State Bank (past chair), Cyndi Wilisch of A+ Certified Computer Repair (treasurer), Dale Furlong of Clay Electric, Rhonda Hamilton of Lake Area Physical Therapy, Brittany Loper of The Law Offices of Cooper and Loper, Wendy Martin of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Jeff Oody of Community State Bank, Kia Paige of the City of Lake Butler, Doug Reddish of Reddish and White CPA, Paula Register of Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast, Amber RobertsCrawford of Swift Creek Realty, Lila Sellars of the Bradford County Commission and Dean Weaver of Watson Realty. campaign for the coming year, and intends to launch the effort during Clay Electric Cooperatives March 20 annual meeting. Owen also said that one of the Heritage Commissions members is moving to the Villages, and the departure will create a vacancy on the panel. Any resident with a desire to promote Keystone Heights history, particularly people with a background in history, architecture, design or construction may pick up an application at the Keystone Heights city hall. The application may also be downloaded from the forms section of KeystoneHeights.us. 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, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Organizers will also hold a dollar-a-bag-day on Saturday. Sale proceeds and unsold inventory will be donated to worthy causes. HERITAGE Continued from 1A CHAMBER Continued from 3A

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6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 General List of Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions and Reductions Roger A. Suggs, CFA, AAS, CCF Clay County Property Appraiser Announces To Clay County Citizens: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Homestead Exemption up to $50,000 Additional Homestead Exemption up to $50,000 for Persons 65 and Older * Annual application and income verification THE DEADLINE FOR FILING EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 3, 2014. Homestead Property Tax Discount for Veterans Age 65 and Older With a Combat Related Disability Reduction in Assessment for Living Quarters of Parents or Grandparents Totally and Permanently Disabled Persons Exemption *Annual income verification required Veterans Service Connected Total and Permanent Disability Exemption $5,000 Exemption for Disabled Ex -Servicemember or Surviving Spouse $500 Exemption for Widows, Widowers, Blind Persons, and Totally and Permanently Disabled Persons Exemption for Disabled Veterans Confined to Wheelchairs Charitable, Religious, Scientific, or Literary Exemption Main Office: County Administration Building 477 Houston Street, 2nd Floor Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 Telephone: (904) 269/284 6305 Fax: (904) 284 2923 For more information please contact our offices or website at www.ccpao.com Branch Office : Park Central Plaza 1518 Park Avenue Orange Park, FL 32073 Telephone: (904) 541 5332 Educational Property Exemption Real Property Dedicated in Perpetuity for Conservation Exemption Agricultural Classification Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder www.facebook.com/ccpaofl 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! County comm. revises code enforcement procedures BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Commission revised its code enforcement ordinance during a Jan. 28 meeting, speeding up enforcement procedures for repeat violators and creating a method of lien reductions for purchasers of encumbered property. Under the ordinance in effect until the revision, the county made no distinction between first-time and repeat violators of the countys land development, abandoned properties, animal control, littering, housing, abandoned vehicles, public transportation, vegetation, subdivision and solid waste rules. All accused violators were given two, 30-day notices to correct violations before the county requested a hearing with a special magistrate. The magistrate could find violators guilty and impose fines up to $5,000. Under the revised ordinance, a violator who has previously been found guilty of a code infraction can be brought before a magistrate again without any notice. A property owner who had a previous violation, but brought the property into compliance, and was found a second time to be in violation of the same infraction will be issued one, 30-day notice before the county requests the property owner to appear before a magistrate. Commissioners also added an avenue for purchasers of encumbered property to have code enforcement liens removed. Under the old ordinance, property owners were required to submit a lien reduction request to a special magistrate only after all violations had been corrected. Under the revised rules, the potential purchaser of an encumbered property may ask for a lien reduction from the commission before the violations have been cured. Commissioners may then enter into a written agreement with the potential buyer, promising to reduce the lien once the new owner corrects the code violations. During the Jan. 28 meeting, commissioners also: Approved a grant application to the Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program. If approved, the grant will fund bins for recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans at five county parks. The Dr. Pepper, Snapple Group provides funding for the program. Awarded a $96,400 bid to Rowell Contracting of Folkston, Ga. to stabilize a drainage canal in Indigo Branch upstream from Richards Road, west of Doctors Inlet. Commissioners also awarded a $116,000 bid to R&E Site Development of Lake Butler to stabilize a drainage canal near 1650 Wells Road in Orange Park. Both projects are funded through a grant from the U.S. Agriculture Departments National Resource Conservation Service. Acknowledged 44 years of combined service to the county and the retirements of Donald R. Miller from the countys engineering and public works department and Marne M. Miller from the countys library branch at Middleburg. Appointed Michael P. Bourre, Marsha S. Dumler, Belinda Johnson and Ralph Puckhaber to the county planning commission. Bourre, of Fleming Island, is a general contractor, a graduate of the University of Florida and an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a past president of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, chairman of the Eagle Scout Committee for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the executive committee of the Florida Home Builders Association. Dumler, of Orange Park, is a current member of the planning commission, chair of the Fleming Island Advisory Committee and a member of the Clay County Republican Executive Committee. Johnson, of Jacksonville, is the vice president and office manager of Terry Johnson Construction Inc. She is a member of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, member and founder of the Clay Hill Community Association and a former member of the Clay Hill/ Middleburg Advisory Board. Puckhaber, of Orange Park, is the current chair of the planning commission and a member of the countys Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Puckhaber is a retired AT&T employee and is currently a technology consultant with Hewlett Packard. He was a member of the 2005-2006 Clay County Charter Review Commission. Historic Melrose annual meeting Historic Melrose will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 9th at 1 p.m. in the Homemakers Club, located at the corner of Centre and Park streets in Melrose. The guest speaker will be Armand Caudron, founder of the U.S. Victory Museum in Archer. He will be speaking about WWI memorabilia. Historic Melrose will dedicate its new WWI and Civil War memorials in Heritage Park following the meeting. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome. Garden Club meeting The Garden Club of the Lakes will meet Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church. A light brunch will be served and the guest speaker is Care Valleau, past president of the Garden Club of Green Cove Springs. The topic will be growing and caring for succulents. The Garden Club of the Lakes serves Keystone Heights and Melrose and the club welcomes visitors and new members. For more information call Terri at 352-871-1747 or visit http://gardenclubofthelakes.org/. Lake Area Singers Tickets are now on sale for the Lake Area Singers Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites. The show, in concert format, will reprise favorites from past LAS performances including The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, and Patience. The singers will present their farewell performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose. Tickets are $10 and all profits will go to charity. Tickets are available at the Trinity Episcopal Church Office, P.O. Box 361, 204 S.R. 26 in Melrose. The church office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To reserve tickets or for more information call the office at 352-475-2177 or call 352-475-2762. Buy a brick for a Vet It is time to think about buying an engraved brick for your Veteran. The deadline for ordering a brick for Phase 18 of the Veterans Memorial Pathway is April 15. For $35 you can have 1-4 lines with 18-21 characters including spaces. If you would like to have an order form sent to you, or if you would like to place an order over the phone, please call Joan at 904-894-8411.

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5 BHS wrestlers moving on to regionals Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL 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 Bradford High School wrestlers (l-r) Clay Hicks, Brandon Funderburk, J.T. Griffis, Jarraid Forsyth, Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero and Blake Addison are pictured with coach Chris Adams. Funderburk, Griffis, Forsyth, Kahakua-Lodivero and Addison earned the right to participate in regional competition. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Five Bradford High School wrestlers earned the right to compete at the regional level after their performances at the District 4-1A meet, which was held at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville last weekend. Those five wrestlers performances equated to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Bradford finished with 98 points behind Bishop Kenny (164.5), Bolles (151.5) and University Christian (136). They were bound and determined to make a mark, Bradford coach Chris Adams said. Three Bradford wrestlers See DISTRICT, 3B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Are you confused about Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans or advanced premium tax credits? Maybe youve never had health insurance and are unsure about such terminology as deductibles and out-ofpocket expenses. Debbie Allen and Staci Griffis are here to help you with your questions about the Affordable Care Act and to help you with your Marketplace application. They are certified application counselors through New River Community Health Care Inc. and have offices at the health departments in Bradford and Union counties. Griffis said she and Allen are not to be confused with navigators, whose efforts are more in the vein of community outreach. Though Griffis and Allen do participate in outreach efforts, their grant-funded counselor positions were created to give people one-on-one help. Were here with all your answers and can help you get through it, Griffis said. Perhaps you attempted to create a Marketplace account via the website HealthCare.gov when it first went online. As you know from experience or most likely heard, the website had quite a few glitches and was unable to handle the traffic at its onset. If you unsuccessfully created an account or partially created one, Griffis and Allen can help you now do so successfully. Plus, it really doesnt take that long. The benefits of coming (to see us) is the fact the website is fully functional, Griffis said. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the application. Of course, you can create an account yourself, but Griffis said people may not properly factor in any of the help they may be eligible for in the form of advanced premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions. Plus, sometimes its just easier to understand when someone goes through the process with you. You can hear the term advanced premium tax credit, but its easier to be able to show them on the screen, Griffis said. Some people have been surprised to see how much insurance they can actually get for their dollars, no matter what their views of the Affordable Care Act are. Griffis said the latest numbers revealed that 83 percent of Floridians choosing plans through the Marketplace qualified for financial assistance of some sort. It has a lot of positive to it, Allen said. People dont necessarily hear that, but once they come and they sit one on one, we can educate them. They see it through the systems themselves. They see that it really benefits them. At first, Griffis said most of the people she counseled were those who received letters that their current policies were being Counselors are here to help with Health Insurance Marketplace questions and guide you through the Health Insurance Marketplace and HealthCare.gov at the Bradford County and Union County health departments. canceled. She cited one example, though, in which things worked out for the better. I had one gentleman who was See HEALTH, 8B

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The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School audi torium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with children 3 and under admitted for free. Proceeds will help fund San ta Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. 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.) Little Miss contestants are: Lily Barksdale, the 4-yearold daughter of Matt and Bran dyn Barksdale. She is sponsored by her parents, brother, Baba and Neena. Kenslee Phillips, a Keystone Heights Elementary School student who is the 6-year-old daughter of Dwayne and Krystie Phillips. She is sponsored by Charnelle Whittemore Realty and Apex Home Health Care. Junior Miss contestants are: Jaelyn Jackson, a sixthgrade student at Cornerstone Academy and the 12-year-old daughter of Britt and Jejetta Jackson. She is sponsored by Community State Bank of Starke. Muskaan Patel, a sixthgrade student at Bradford Mid dle School and the 10-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Simran Patel, an eighthgrade student at Bradford Mid dle School and the 12-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Teen Miss contestants are: Bethany Bryan, an eighthgrade student at Bradford Mid dle School and the 13-year-old daughter of Glenda Wheeler. She is sponsored by Ideas on Hold, Capital City Bank and Starke Golf and Country Club. Ashley Harris, an eighthgrade student at Lake Butler Middle School and the 13-yearold daughter of David and Donna Harris. She is sponsored by The Shoppes at Thompson Street. Caitlain Morgan, a seventhgrade student at Northside Chris tian Academy and the 13-yearold daughter of Roy Morgan and Frances Barber. She is sponsored by her father. Ronda McCormick, a junior at Bradford High School and the 16-year-old daughter of Ronald and Tammy McCormick. She is sponsored by Pritchett Trucking. Miss contestants are: Kelsey Harrison, a student at Florida Gateway College and the 18-year-old daughter 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Feb. 7 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:05, 9:05 Sat, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 Sun, 5:05, 7:05 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10 Sun, 4:50, 7:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 PGLiam Neeson in The Lego Movie Ride Along received her family medicine training from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City and her fellowship training in geriatric medicine from the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. She received her medical degree from Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India. Dr. Gupta will be joining the staff of facilities in Starke every Tuesday, Williston each Monday & Thursday, and Gainesville on Wednesday & Friday. Dr. Guptas husband is attending the University of Florida with a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics ICU. The joy in the doctors lives is their toddler son. They are making their home in Gainesville, for hopefully a very long time! There is aNew Doc in Town!Were pleased to welcome to our staff! Complete Care. Close To Home Maegan Robinson Daisy Pyle Kelsey Harrison Ronda McCormick Lily Barksdale Kenslee Phillips Jaelyn Jackson Muskaan Patel Simran Patel Bethany Bryan Ashley Harris Caitlain Morgan 12 to compete in Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Fest of Richard and Tammy Harri son. She is sponsored by Royal Homes. Daisy Pyle, a high school senior who is dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College. She is spon sored by Mosley Tire, Gator II, Farm Supply, Starke Auto Re pair and the Pyle Family. Maegan Robinson, a Vir ginia College student and the 20-year-old daughter of Mike and Amy Robinson. She is spon sored by her grandparents. Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website. Important info for Bradford Co. Fair... Register to be honored at Boy Scouts dinner Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. 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.

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won the championships of their respective weight classes: Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero in the 106 class, J.T. Griffis in the 113 class and Jarrai Forsyth in the 160 class. It was a relatively quick tournament for KahakuaLodivero, who pinned Bishop Kennys Ryan Timmons in 48 seconds in the 106 finals. The result was similar to all his other matches in the tournament pins that took little time. He probably spent no more than a minute and a half total on the mat, Adams said, adding, He was just going out there with a mission. Kahakua-Lodivero, a sophomore, improved to 27-7 on the year. Boasting a similar record is teammate Griffis, a sophomore who is 32-4. All four of Griffis losses have come against opponents who are ranked in the state. Griffis, who placed third at last years district meet, was one match away from the state finals last year. Adams said, I have high expectations hell place this year. A 12-9 win over Duval Charters Daniel Porter propelled Griffis one step closer to state. Griffis, who pinned all of his opponents leading up to the final match, has more heart than any wrestler hes ever seen, Adams said. The coach described Griffis as someone who makes no excuses for what goes wrong in a match. He merely watches video afterward and then does what he needs to do to fix it. I have high expectations hell place (at state) this year, Adams said. Forsyth is no stranger to the stage at state. The senior has qualified the last two years, so its probably no surprise that he seems to be on his way to a third appearance. His first step was winning the District 4 championship in the 160 class by pinning University Christians Daniel Folkner in 4:20. It was Forsyths third straight district championship. Hes handled expectations well, Adams said of Forsyth, who is 33-0 and seeded second at the state level in his weight class. Forsyth has a tough matchup waiting for him at the regional meet in Suwannees Shawn Brown, who is seeded number one in the state. However, Forsyth sounds as if hes not going to let anyone stand in his way of getting back to state. He had a disappointing showing last year due to illness and is determined to win it all this year. Adams said thats what Forsyth has been telling him every day. Joining the three district champions at the Region 1 meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Jacksonvilles Bishop Snyder High School, are Brandon Funderburk and Blake Addison. Each placed third in his respective weight class. Funderburk, a senior who is 28-7, defeated Florida Deaf and Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B NOEGEL S AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. T emple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, W ACwww .noegels.com ONL Y $900 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN PRICE REDUCED (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! 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Addison, who had two additional pins leading up to the consolation finals, has been good at soaking up everything he needs to know during his first year of wrestling. Adams said if Addison sticks with the sport, hell eventually be a state champion. Who makes it to this years state finals remains to be seen, but as you can probably tell, their coach has the utmost confidence in their abilities. They have his admiration as well. I love these boys with all my heart, Adams said. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School got the rematch it wanted, but in the end, it was Eastside coming out victorious again as Tyler Miller-Jones scored a pair of second-half goals in an approximate three-minute span to lift the host Rams to a 2-1 win over the Indians in a Class 2A boys soccer regional semifinal match on Feb. 4. We played well enough to win, Keystone head coach Trevor Waters said. It just didnt happen. Keystone (22-4-2) lost 1-0 to Eastside in the District 5 championship match, but the Indians went on the road and defeated Mount Dora 3-1 in the regional quarterfinals to return to Citizens Field and get another shot at the Rams. Miller-Jones, who scored the lone goal in the District 5 championship match, fired off a rocket of a shot after the firsthalf water break, but Keystone goalie Eric Wood was able to make a save. Approximately eight minutes later, the Indians Nacho Grimaldo passed the ball downfield to Wyatt Graziano, who launched a shot over the challenging goalie to put Keystone up 1-0. That would be the only score for the Indians, who were playing their second straight match without leading scorer Cory Hedding, who was out with a foot injury. Not an excuse, Waters said. Eastside played very well tonight. In the 57 th and 60 th minutes, Miller-Jones misfired on a couple of shot attempts. However, he found the mark in the 61 st minute to tie the score before adding another goal in the 64 th minute. Hes just a superstar, Waters said of Miller-Jones. He can play anywhere. Hes the fastest kid Ive ever seen play high school soccer in this area. Waters said he was proud of his teams effortnot just against Eastside, but also in the quarterfinals against Mount Dora. When you lose in the district finals, its very disappointing to the whole team, Waters said. Its very hard to come back and win that next game. Its so much easier if you win the finals. Then you come back, and youre on top of the world. This team showed me such great heart. Eastside (20-6) will host Bishop Moore for the Region 2 championship on Friday, Feb. 7. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) Hawkins goals lift KHHS in quarterfinals Zach Hawkins scored all three goals in Keystones 3-1 win over host Mount Dora in the Class 2A boys soccer regional quarterfinals on Jan. 30. Hawkins moved from his outside mid position to take the injured Heddings striker position. He produced, scoring off of assists from Juan Grimaldo (2) and Shaw Fuller. It was the Indians first regional quarterfinal win since 2008. between two Eastside players. Juan Grimaldo (right) kicks 2-1 loss in the Class 2A regional Grimaldo had two assists in the matcha 3-1 over Mount Dora. Wyatt Graziano scored goal in the loss to Eastside. The Indians were making their in the regional 2008.

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Sullivan, Newmans to wed in March Dear Editor: One thing is increasingly clear about elections these days voters overwhelmingly dislike negative campaigning and are troubled by its widespread use. In the Monitor two weeks ago, Keystone Vice Mayor Tony Brown kicked off his campaign for mayor by opening with a negative personal attack on his opponent, incumbent Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. Brown stated his negative remarks and then closed by making the claim he was going to run a positive campaign. Well, it is already too late for that. Candidates should carefully consider that when negative campaigning aims at something outside what voters consider to be relevant and fair, the effect is likely to be just the opposite of what was intended. At the end of the day, a strong record of accomplishment is more important than negative remarks, and voters will be the final judges of what is fair and relevant in a political campaign. Terry Brant Melrose 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYB UT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSC ALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE a t: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com C ommercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling M ost Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 W illiamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 Dear Editor: The headline in last weeks edition saddened me. I found it puzzling that a personal matter should need to be discussed in such a public place, especially when I had no input in the article, given the fact that the editor phoned at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening and, receiving no return call, published anyway. The events described therein arent necessarily truthful. It has been my pleasure to serve as the manager of the Keystone Heights Farmers Market for these last four years. I want to thank the city and the community for the opportunity to do so. It has been a wonderful experience. I have met a great group of people in the vendors and the public. The market has been successful because of Former farmers market manager says experience was a pleasure Dwell on accomplishments, not negativity to even deserve that title I must attempt to conserve what made America America. Hence, this little article. Historically, the words American and patriot were synonymous. Most without even thinking about it much and many would not have been able to express it with such eloquence, assented in heart with the words of Carl Schurz, My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. Today, however, we sheepishly allow a man on the world stage to apologize for being the greatest nation in the history of the world. Sure, we got some things wrong, but weve gotten a hell of a lot more right than all other nations combined. Our Greatest Generation saved most of the other nations and asked nothing in return; simply because it was the right thing to do. I apologize to my father, who was a part of those valiant men and women and died in 1970 by his own hand. In hindsight, I can see now that he suffered many years with what did not have a term then, post-traumatic stress disorder. Even though I have served in the military, I have not done enough to honor that generation of patriots or the ones before. My title question asks, where did all the Americans go? With the exception of the men and women who enlisted after Sept. 11, 2001, and only because, collectively, we will never know their names, and those four highly trained heroes in Benghazi, the last four average American patriots died on flight 93. Four men, all different, one Christian, one gay, one CEO and one Jewish, but all American, made the decision that if they were going to die or others on the ground were going to die, then it would be while on their feet fighting. We will never know for sure if they took the plane into the ground or the hijackers, getting their asses kicked, took it down, but we do know Muhammads dupes werent planning on an open field. After that day there was a surge of patriotism in America, but it was quickly squelched from the inside as the PC police, in the name of tolerance, told everyone that not all Muslims are terrorists. However well meaning this may have been, it defied the logic of no, but all the terrorists are Muslim, and the rest condone the actions with their deafening silence. Dear Editor: I confess I did not watch the State of The Union address (on Jan. 28). I couldnt stand to watch the dog return to its vomit again. For five long years we have watched this man spew his anti-American, treasonous vitriol, and, amazingly, we have allowed it to continue. Never mind if you call yourself Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, Christian, atheist, gay or straight; I believe, when asked our nationality, most say with some pride, American. But are we still? Francis Scott Key said America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we were when he penned those words. Men had sacrificed everything they had, including their lives, to form this country, and Mr. Key wrote those words after watching men again sacrifice to maintain it in 1814. These men all were patriots, and we were all taught in civics and history class, until recently, that to be patriotic was a good thing, that the Tea Party was a good thing. Yet today, those who attempt to identify with our forefathers with these terms are vilified. What is even more astounding is that many Americans dont even go as far as to call themselves such out of fear of nothing more than negative labels and rhetoric. Its just as well. If that is all it takes to stop you, then youre not up to the task of being a patriot. I have been no better. Ive simply called myself conservative, but Where did all the Americans go? Wendy Ann Sullivan of Starke and Gordon Newmans of Hampton announce their wedding. Wendy is the daughter of Ed and Janie Sullivan of Starke. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1985 and is a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She is employed by the City of Starke. Gordon is the son of Don and Treva Newmans of Starke. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1980 and is a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. He is employed by Dupont. The wedding is scheduled for March 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm at the Madison Street Baptist Church, where the reception will also be held. Family and friends are invited. I nt ernet C af e Hwy 301 S. Star keAcross from KOA904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 6pm to Midnight Socials Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Gordon Newmans and Wendy Sullivan Tolerance, then, became the mantra. It became hip. It became cool. Once it became cool to illogically tolerate such a selfdefeating idea as to embrace people whose single passion is your destruction, the door was open; you must tolerate everything. And you must have that label of being tolerant. Without it, you cant get a job, youre socially shunned, your life is ruined without the beasts mark of tolerance. Then along comes a man from the shadows. A man of whom little was known. Oh, but he was a senator, some argue. A senator whose voting record stuck pretty close to safe issues; things that wouldnt draw attention. A man who spoke words of encouragement. Who promised openness and clarity while sealing all his past from view and answering direct questions with obfuscation. No matter how illogical it was to support such an unknown entity as this man was, it did not matter. The trap had been set. He was half black, and you had to be tolerant. So, here we sit, being tolerant sheep while he and his ilk destroy the Constitution and, with it, your freedom. Once the Constitution falls, America is gone. The Constitution is the heart of what we are; a constitutional republic. We were not designed to be a democracy, a majority ruled form of government, for two reasons: The majority is not always right (i.e., Jim Crow) and, as Rome discovered and now us, the majority soon figures out ways to vote themselves your stuff. This is not an American ideal. An American ideal is, Im responsible for me and mine, you are responsible for you and yours, and once weve taken care of that, well get together on our own to help each other; not waiting for someone to do it for you. It does not take a village to raise a child, it takes parents. The village is a cop-out way to get you to believe its society and the governments job to take care of you and yours. Where are all the Americans like Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, who when seeing that un-American idealists have taken over the plane and are hell bent on crashing that plane into your very way of life, stand up and decide were taking these bastards out and say, Lets roll? If I am wrong and all patriots are not gone, I leave you with a word of warning from the past, but this time the enemy is within: It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!Patrick Henry Thomas Rice Lawtey them. The vendors are some of the most creative, caring and committed people I have met, and, at the market, I have really come to know the wonderful people that live in the Lake Region. I will remain at the market as a vendor with my own business. I fully support the market and the city of Keystone Heights as it continues to operate the market. The market has an important role to play in the community. I hope you will continue to come to the market and visit me now that I will have more time to talk. Thank you for all your support and friendship. Love and best wishes, Cheryl Owen

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The District 5-4A boys basketball tournament, which is Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Despite a 14-0 run that began late in the third quarter, the Bradford High School girls basketball team could not overtake Santa Fe, losing 54-42 in the semifinals of the District 5-4A tournament on Jan. 30 at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. Bradford (13-12) was the only area team to advance beyond the first round of districts, with Keystone Heights losing 40-33 to Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5 tournament and Union County losing 52-32 to Dixie County in the quarterfinals of the District 7-1A tournament. Tracey Kemp scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the second half. She had four points, a steal and two assists during the 14-0 run that pulled the Tornadoes to within 43-39. Santa Fe, though, was able to maintain a lead it held since early in the first quarter thanks to five points from Dymeria Clayton No area girls teams make regionals after 54-42 BHS loss Union County High School is hosting this years District 7-1A tournament, which began this past Tuesday with Dixie County defeating Newberry 59-44. Dixie will now play top seed Chiefland on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. Third seed Union will play second seed Williston at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m BHS boys advance, KHHS season ends Tigers play district game Feb. 7 and seven consecutive turnovers by Bradford late in the game. The Tornadoes, who were attempting to earn their third regional playoff appearance in four years, got off to a good start, with Kemp grabbing a defensive rebound and going the distance for the games first points. Mackenzie Gault took a pass from Nyasia Davis and scored on Meghan Woods (right) puts up a shot in the lane for Bradford. being hosted by Bradford High School, began this past Tuesday, with Bradford defeating Interlachen 47-44 and Keystone Heights losing 76-37 to Santa Fe. Two semifinal games will be played Friday, Feb. 7, with second seed P.K. Yonge playing third seed Santa Fe at 6 p.m. and fourth seed Bradford playing top seed Fort White at 7:30 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. a layup to put Bradford up 4-0. After Bradford went up 5-3 on a free throw by Davis, the Raiders scored 13 of the games next 15 points to go into the second quarter up 16-7. Santa Fe benefited from the play of Tasha Robinson, who made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the first quarter. Santa Fe built a 23-11 lead, but the Tornadoes were able to pull within five. Kemp had two straight baskets, hitting a pull-up jumper after her own steal and later sinking a floater in the lane. Davis had a layup off of a Kemp inbounds pass, while Keshanna Ardley had a free throw to make the score 23-18. The Raiders increased their lead again and would go into the half up by 10 when Aprella Ford made a 3-pointer off of an inbounds pass as time expired. Bradford trailed by 18 when Faith Anderson was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. Anderson made all three free throws to make the score 43-28. Ardley knocked down a 3-pointer after a steal by Kemp before Kemp scored on a drive to the basket as the Tornadoes closed the quarter with eight straight points. Gault, with an assist from Kemp, scored on a layup before Kemp added a layup of her own in transition to pull Bradford to within 43-37. A layup by Davisset up by Kemps drive into the lanemade it a fourpoint game. The Tornadoes could get no closer. Santa Fe doubled its lead before Bradford committed turnovers on seven straight trips down the floor in the final 2:30. Davis finished the game with 13 points while Ardley and Gault had five and four, respectively. Anderson had three points, while Danique Hudson had two. Santa Fe would go on to lose 56-50 to P.K. Yonge in the Feb. 1 championship game. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) BHS advanced with easy quarterfinal win Bradford put itself into the district semifinals with a 62-33 win over Interlachen in a Jan. 28 quarterfinal game. The Tornadoes, who outscored the Rams 22-1 in the opening quarter, got a game-high 18 points from Kemp, while Davis poured in 15 points. Meghan Woods and Hudson scored eight and seven points, respectively, while Ardley had six. Gault added four points, while Anderson and Zahriah Collins each had two. Nyasia Davis works underneath the basket. Tracey Kemp (left) looks to dribble past Robinson in the

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 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! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Thomas Gerald Alderman, 52, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Vincent Banville, 55, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jonathan Tyrone Bass, 31, was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. Accoring to the incident report, the charges stem from an early November attack on neighbors after Bass and his girlfriend were asked to keep the noise down at their home. According to the report, Bass and Jeannetta Merriweather came over, and Bass started attacking the male victim. While the men were engaged outside, Merriweather kicked the front door open, and started attacking the female neighbor after throwing a child out of the way. Both males entered the house, and fighting ensued until Bass and his girlfriend fled the home. Police were not able to locate the two suspects that day, so warrant affidavits (sworn complaints) were forwarded to the State Attorneys Office for the charges. A warrant was issued for Merriweathers arrest at the end of December, and she was arrested Dec. 31. The warrant for Bass was issued several weeks later and he was arrested Feb. 1 with bond set at $60,000. Shamal Ike Battice, 28, of Ocala was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for grand theft auto and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, the Sheriffs Office received a BOLO for a stolen vehicle from Marion County that day, and while on patrol, received a call from the Hampton BP station that someone was panhandling for gas money. The description of the person and the vehicle matched the Marion County BOLO, but when deputies arrived, the suspect had left the store. A short time later Battice was spotted at Edwards Grocery on S.R. 100 in the 2009 Pontiac G6 and arrested. Battice apparently stole the vehicle from a car dealership in Ocala, according to a report in the Gainesville Sun. The Sun story said Battice, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, asked a salesman if he could look and sit in the Pontiac that was on the lot. The salesman assisted him into the vehicle, and then Battice locked the door and started the vehicle and drove away. Deputies in Marion and Alachua counties chased Battice, but decided to stop at their respective county lines and notify Bradford and other counties with the BOLO. Bond was set at $15,000. Thomas Albert Baugess, 24, of Starke, and Albert Cornelious Baugess, 45, of Starke were arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies and charged with battery. According to the arrest report, the father and son got into a verbal and physical argument with each other, with police called by another family member. Jajuan Akeem Biggiers, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for three charges of possession of marijuana, two charges of selling marijuana, two charges of public nuisance crimes-storing drugs and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, the SPD Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment in Whispering Oaks in reference to an active narcotics investigation. Biggiers was inside the apartment along with several other people. Inside the apartment, police discovered the drugs, drug equipment and paraphernalia, and various amounts of cash and computer equipment. Bond for Biggiers was set at $35,000. Also arrested was Stevie Desue, 24, of Starke for giving false information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation. According to the report, Desue first told police his name was Floyd Barnes, until officers found a wallet in the apartment with ID showing his real name. Bond was set at $2,000 for Desue. The third person in the apartment could be facing charges at a later date through the State Attorneys Office. Latonya Nathalee Brown, 38, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police on a warrant for two charges of possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school and for two charges of selling crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school. Bond was set at $80,000. Elizabeth Kasey Croft, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 30 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from St. Johns County for probation violation. Kevin Roy Eldridge, 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for contempt of court. Deseree Jacqueline Evans, 30, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for probation violation. Allegra Cashun George, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Bond was set at $15,000. Anthony Glenn Gravely, 62, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. Bond was set at $2,000. Michael Wilson Hall, 52, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Nicholas Gray Harrison, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000. Donald Joe Herndon, 30, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Jeremy Alan Hicks, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for sexual assault. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Harris Holley, 34, of Starke was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine, marijuana, opium or a derivative, drug equipment and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Holley was at a residence in Lincoln City when agents with the drug task force went to the home to conduct surveillance due to complaints of possible drug activity. When they arrived, the front door was open, and as agents approached the front door, Holley fled out the back door before being apprehended on foot. In the home, agents observed various drugs and drug equipment, and obtained a search warrant to gather evidence. Holleys bond was set at $20,000. Mary Katherine Horsley, 40, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $4,000. Horsley was also arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Gary Frank Horsley, 33, of New Port Richey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and felony larceny-grand theft. He was also arrested for failure to appear. According to the offense report, Horsley was involved in the theft of several items from a Bradford County residence at the end of July 2013. The items included a trailer with a Ford motor on it, two toolboxes and a Ford transmission. Some of the items ended up at Guide Metals on U.S. 301 north of Starke and sold for scrap metal. From video footage and records from Guide Metals, investigators were able to determine there were several people involved in selling the stolen items. Warrants for their arrests were issued, and Horsley was located Sunday during a traffic stop and arrested. Bond was set at $24,000. Earl Johnson, 21, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Carlos Leonard Jones, 20, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police on a warrant for larceny and fraud. According to the arrest report, Jones attempted to cash a fraudulent cashiers check from a credit union in Texas for $1,975 at a local convenience store in Starke last November. When the clerk called the credit union to verify the check, Jones left the store. Police were able to identify Jones from video surveillance from the store, but were unable to locate him at the time. Charles Edward Lee, 50, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Marion Tyrone Lee, 57, of Starke was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of prescription drugs and two charges of possession of opium or derivative, possession of marijuana, all charges with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. According to the arrest report, Lee was arrested at the Keystone Heights BP on S.R. 100, and a search of him and his vehicle turned up $248 in cash, approximately 9.1 grams of marijuana and several pill bottles with Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Morphine Sulfate in them. Bond was set at $225,000. Bryant Steven Malcolm, 36, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for felony probation violation. Austin Clarence Parkinson, 40, of Port Charlotte was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $765. William Levator Ryles, 30, of Gainesville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. David Carlton Starnes, 40, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $75,000. Shantel Monique Sylvester, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Amber Briann Terrell, 28, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Regina Levise Tisdale, 39, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000. Amelia Dawn Wilkison, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for shoplifting. According to the arrest report, Wilkison was at the Family Dollar in Starke when she was observed by the manager removing tweezers and brownie packages from shelves and walking to the back of the store. She then went to the front of the store to leave, but the manager detained her and asked where she had put the tweezers. Wilkison said she put them on the shelf near the brownies, but when they walked to that part of the store, the manager observed her removing the tweezers from her jacket and placing them on the shelf. The police were called, and a box of brownie mix was also found in Wilkisons pants during her arrest. Bond was set at $500. Bryan Keith Williams, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 30 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Stephen David Wolfe, 42, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Keystone/Melrose Bobby Ray Channell, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 31 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Zackery Holman, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 2 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. William Jackson, 59, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 3 by Clay deputies for DUI. Marcus McDaniel, 27, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 30 by Putnam deputies for sexual battery. Donald Shadd, 31 of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 1 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Union Brandi Michael Norsworthy, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Christina Mae StalnakerRobinson, 29, of Lake City was arrested Jan. 29 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, StalnakerRobinson got into a verbal and physical altercation with her boyfriend at a home on West C.R. 18 in Union County. She left the home and was walking toward Columbia County on C.R. 18 when the boyfriend came in his vehicle to bring her back. She began to hit, shove and slap him again on the side of the road, so he left without her. She was then picked up later by a deputy after UCSO was called and returned to the home before being charged with battery. Three juveniles, ages 13, 15 and 17, were arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies and charged with burglary, larceny and petit theft. According to the arrest reports, the juveniles broke into several vehicles in January in Lake Butler and stole various items, including cash, a Walmart gift card and an iPad. A fourth juvenile, age 14, was arrested Jan. 28 for failure to appear, and apparently was involved with the vehicle break-ins, too. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union t Crime t

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Prior to retirement, Mr. Maxwell had owned and operated Maxwell Insurance Agency in Jacksonville and had been very active with the Gideons International. He was a longtime resident of Keystone Heights and member of the Keystone Heights First Baptist Church prior to moving to Jacksonville where he attended The Jacksonville Assembly Church. Mr. Maxwell is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeane. Survivors are: his wife of 20 years, Misty (Thompson) of Jacksonville; one daughter, Sharon Maxwell (Tim) Hill of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Mark (Lori) Maxwell of Keystone Heights; one step daughter, Alyssa (Brandon) McElroy of Jacksonville; and nine grandchildren, Morgan, Madyson, Miriah, Sawyer, Sharidan, Alice, Ava, Anna, and Ariel. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Jacksonville Assembly Church, 6350 Old Kings Road N, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Graveside services followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 104, Starke, FL 32091 Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARY Alice McKinney STARKEAlice Mae McKinney, 100, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 27, 1913 in Pictures, N.Y. to the late Ray and Mattie (Elsworth) Wheelock. She was raised a Methodist and moved to Starke in 1975 from Jacksonville. Prior to retirement she worked as a bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington McKinney and is survived by her close friend and caregiver Marty Anderson of Richmond Hill, Ga. Interment will be at a later date in Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Robert Smith HAMPTONMr. Robert Earl Smith, age 88, of Hampton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Hawthorne to the late Kirby and Pearl (Gay) Smith. Robert was a member of the First Christian Church of Starke and served in the United States Army during World War II. Prior to retirement he worked for E.I. Dupont as an equipment operator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elaine Colson Smith; sister, Dorothy Dee Bourgeois; brothers, Kirby Shi Smith and Bernard Smith. Survivors are: his son, Robert Andrew Andy Smith of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Christian Church in Starke on Feb. 1. Interment followed in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor Charles Soper and Pastor John Faulkner officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY Robert Strickland MELROSERobert Dean Bobby Strickland, 79, of Melrose, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 following a brief illness with his wife of 51 years by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He served in the United States Navy and worked for the family business, Economy Printing, until his retirement in 2000. He is survived by: his wife, Sherry Margaret Strickland of Melrose; sons, Robert (Michelle) Strickland of Jacksonville, Tim (Deborah) Strickland of Keystone Heights and Joseph (Emily) Strickland of Tampa; four sisters; and two grandsons. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11:00 a.m., at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following at Community Church of Keystone Heights in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Church of Keystone Heights, 345 SE Palmetto Avenue, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 or to Haven Hospice, The Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Funeral with Burial20 Ga. Metal Casket (4 colors) Vault, Open & Closing Grave, Graveside or Chapel Service with one night visitation. . . . . . .$5,595Funeral with Cremation(Rental Casket with Visitation prior to Services). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,895Direct Cremation with Memorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook 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 d Obituaries d Johnnie Brown STARKEJohnnie Bell Brown, 82, of Starke died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was born in White County, Tenn. on Jan. 17, 1932 to the late John Price and Lena Bell Stover. She has been a resident of Bradford County most of her life. She was a seamstress and worked for Big Dad Sewing Factory for ten years. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Earl Cecil Padgett of 17 years and Shy Brown of 24 years; and her brothers, Jack and Buddy Price. She is survived by: daughters, Linda (Roy) Bryant, Shirley Clark and Patty (Rocky) Thompson all of Starke; sons, David (Judy Thornton) Padgett of Starke and Brad Brown of Milton; sisters, Ruby Hasbrouck, Jeannie Stover and Sue Howard all of Orlando; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Marvin Sellers officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. Timothy Bryan Timothy Bryan STARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Saturday, 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, 2 pm at the Church of God in Lawtey. PAID OBITUARY Deborah Chase KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Deborah Debbie Thomas Chase, 55 of Keystone Heights died Tuesday, Jan., 28, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Middleburg following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville, Oct. 30, 1958 and became a resident of Keystone Heights in 1998. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are: her husband of 24 years, David H. Chase;children, Robert Adkinson, Lisa Jones, and Crystal Wilson all of Jacksonville; sisters, Deloris Lane of Valdosta, Ga. and Diane Jones of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Frankie Frazier STARKEFrankie M. Frazier, 68, of Starke died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Shands Medical Center Gainesville. Born in Williston, on Oct. 2, 1945 and moved to Starke. She was a member of Church of God by Faith in Starke and was a homemaker. She is survived by: sons, Steven G. Frazier, Levern Frazier, Ronnie Frazier, Everett Frazier all of Starke, and Todd Jerome Frazier of Gainesville; brothers, David Hadley of Starke, and Preston Lee Williams of Avondale; sisters, Feenie Mae Turner, Estella Brookins, Minnie P. Jones and Mary J. Jones all of Starke; 36 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Church of God by Faith in Starke with James E. McKnight, Eulogist. Interment will be held in Clark Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 2-3:00 p.m., Friends 3 -7:00 p.m. Viewing also held 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Frankie Mae Frazier at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Earnest Jones, Jr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Earnest Leonard Jones, Jr., Keystone Heights, 81, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at North Florida Regional Hospital following a long illness. Leonard Jones was born on Nov. 2, 1932 to Earnest Leonard, Sr. and Mattie Futch Jones in Orlando. Leonard owned and operated Leonards Outboard Shop for 48 years. He also served in the United States Navy and spent several years in Law Enforcement as a State Trooper for the Florida Highway Patrol, Deputy for the Clay County Sheriffs Department and Chief of Police for the City of Keystone Heights. Leonard was very active in the community and was a life-long member and held many offices in the Keystone Heights Lions Club and was also a member of the American Legion. Leonard also served for many years as the Director of Clay County Civil Defense. He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Sharon McGraw Jones; his brother, Ted (Pat) Jones of Jacksonville; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Heptinstall and Christy (Ronnie) Harper; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremiah) Groff, Rebecca Chapman, Renee Potter and Matt Heptinstall; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Potter, Breanna HeptinstallRicks, Lauryn Potter, Hayden Groff, Blake Chapman and Haylee Groff all of Keystone Heights; his adopted son, Mike (Debbie) Taylor of Jacksonville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many very dear friends. A Celebration of Leonards life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 1:00 pm at the Keystone Heights Lions Club. The family invites each of you to speak a few words or share any of your stories or memories concerning your relationship with Leonard at the Celebration. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keysone Heights. 352-473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Sanford Maxwell Sanford Maxwell JACKSONVILLEMr. Sanford Albert Sam Maxwell, age 87, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 19, 1926 to the late Cecil and Ossie (Forsythe) Maxwell and had served in the United States Army Air force. Clyde R. Pa-Pa Johns August 20, 1916 January 21, 1994 One of the last true country gentlemen. He shared what he had with neighbors and loved ones. Always had a smile. He was a great reflection of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Not perfect, but praise God, forgiven. He shared the gospel also through bluegrass gospel music. His testimony song was, Im Using My Bible for a Road Map, with the last line he sang, My last stop is heaven some sweet day. My Pa-Pa made that day 20 years ago. I will see him soon because of his Christ-like influence on me. Another song he sang, The Old Crossroads. In this song the question is asked, Which road are you going to take? I made the most important decision I could make because of his testimony: Thats to truly follow Christ. How about you? In Memory

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a single man in his 60s, Griffis said. He was paying $1,400 a month with an individual policy. He was able to enroll in the Marketplace for $400. He had $1,000 a month in savings. He might have been a little bit upset about his cancellation, but he did not have any days of being uninsured. We enrolled him into a policy with no gaps in coverage. Griffis cited another example in which a woman thought she had talked to a Marketplace representative, who said she and her family could get a policy for $800-plus a month. That was simply too much money. The woman has a part-time job, while her husband recently went on unemployment. They support two young children, one of which has some health issues. As it turned out, the woman had not spoken to a Marketplace representative, but with a Florida Blue agent. The woman, at her sisters insistence, went to talk to Griffis and Allen. She and her family were able to get a policy for $28.33 a month when factoring in financial assistance. She came in tears and left very happy, Allen said. Griffis said youll hear people talk about high deductibles that come with Marketplace plans, but she said that really depends upon what level of plan you enroll in. For example, someone might qualify for a Bronze-level plan that has a monthly premium of $110, but a deductible of $6,000. However, if that person can afford to pay $257 a month, they could possibly get a Platinum-level plan that has no deductible. So, just what are the different levels of plans? They are defined by the percentage of the plans medical benefits they cover. Bronze and Silver plans pay 60 and 70 percent of costs, respectively, with Gold and Platinum paying 80 and 90 percent, respectively. Bronze plans will have the lowest monthly premiums, but higher deductibles and outof-pocket costs. Premiums increase, but deductibles and out-of-pocket costs decrease, as you move up to each successive level. Again, the original premium can be lowered if one qualifies for advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. To be eligible for advanced premium tax credits, which can be applied directly to monthly premiums, the household income of an individual or family must fall between 100-400 percent of t he federal poverty level. Some examples of incomes qualifying for tax credits are: Family of four: $23,550$94,200; Family of three: $19,530$78,120; Family of two: $15,510$62,040; Individual: $11,490$45,960. Cost-sharing reductions can be used to lower out-of-pocket costs for deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments, but are available with Silver-level plans only. Since the HealthCare.gov website is functional, Griffis encourages people to log on and see the types of plans that are available before creating an application. By remaining anonymous and entering some general information, a person or family can see the types of plans theyd be eligible for. Go to the websites home page and click on See plans before I apply. Please keep in mind that if you see Griffis or Allen to set up a Marketplace account and to enroll in a plan, you do not have to discuss your medical history. We do not ask any medical questions, Griffis said. You cannot be denied for preexisting conditions anymore. That is just a wonderful benefit. All Griffis and Allen can do is show you what plans your eligible for. It is up to the individual and/or family to decide whats best for them or if they even want to enroll in a Marketplace plan. Were not agents, Allen said. Theres no commission or benefits for us. Well, there are benefits, but they are in the form of seeing someone be able to obtain more affordable insurance or seeing someone who was previously uninsured now be enrolled into a plan. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Florida is one of the hotter places in the United States when it comes to turkey hunting, and the reason for it is the Osceola wild turkey. It is one of the four turkeys a hunter must bag to score the coveted grand slam of turkey hunting, which consists of also bagging the following wild turkeys: Rio Grande, Merriams and Eastern. All of the other targeted sub-species of turkeys cover a relatively broad area, but the Osceola is located only on the Florida peninsula. As a matter of fact, the northern boundaries of Bradford, Union and Clay counties are considered the geographical habitat boundary between the Eastern wild turkey to the north and the Osceola to the south. So with very little travel, a hunter can claim one half of the grand slam honor. When it comes to Talking turkey: the Osceola and hitting the grand slam This turkey taken by Russell Norman illustrates the black and white feather bands on the wings that essentially distinguish the Eastern sub-species from the Osceola turkeys. Bailee Sheppard bagged an 8-point deer this hunting season, and now she is showing off her recent caught in a small pond distinguishing between the two sub-species, there is no better authority than Dr. Thomas A. Webber, the collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Additionally, Webber holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida. Webber generally describes the Osceola turkey as slightly smaller, with longer legs, longer spurs, darker coloration and more distinct white bands on the wing feathers. Actually, the Osceola is considered the smallest subspecies of wild turkey. The clearest distinction between the two is the black and white bands on the wing feathers. The Osceola has much more black than the Eastern. As a matter of fact, the white bands on the Osceola are much less distinct and do not make a clear continuous band across the feather. These differences are very difficult to determine on the northern habitat boundary of Union, Bradford and Clay counties. However, proceeding south as far as Orlando, the characteristics are much clearer. The reason for the difficulty along the recognized border is due to hybridization. To facilitate this distinction, hunters consider turkeys shot in Union, Bradford, and Clay counties to be Osceolas. Contrastingly, birds shot in Nassau, Baker or Columbia counties to the north are considered to be Eastern turkeys. In talking to some avid turkey hunters, the ambition of a grand slam seems to bring more hunters to Florida than taking Floridians to other places. Lamar Williams, Russell Norman and Jeff Fitts have shot the two local sub-species, but have not traveled west for the other two sub-species. However, Norman does take advantage of the trend by swap hunting. Norman makes contact with hunters who want to bag an Osceola turkey and agrees to host them during the season. In return, they agree to host him in their northern/western homes to hunt their big deer. Outdoors outlook Hunting season continues to wind down, with squirrel, quail, rabbits and hogs being the only hunting targets that remain open. Spring turkey season will open during the second and third weeks of March. Crosshorn Ministeries is timing its March meeting (Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at the Starke Golf and Country Club) appropriately by having Lamar Williams as its guest speaker. Williams, of course, will build his subject around turkey hunting. The inconsistent fish bite locally is certainly due to the inconsistent weather trends. Regardless, spring is around the corner, and the bass and bream will be fanning their beds soon. There are already reports of bass fanning on the west side of Lake George, where the warm spring runs dump into the St. Johns. One thing that is consistent, at least with last summer, is the amount of local precipitation. Gary Simpson indicates that Orange Lake can now be accessed by most of the major boat launches, and a lot of fishermen anticipate it producing some good bass by this summer if the trend continues. Bailee Sheppard and her father, Clint Sheppard, were just practice casting in a backyard pond, and she ended up landing the nice bass in the accompanying photo. So the large females will continue to bite even is they are not spawning. The best inland saltwater bet at this time is probably sheepshead on the east coast. Bridge pilings, rocks and oyster beds have been providing a good consistent bite. The toothy creatures are hard to hook, however. One humorous, but interesting, suggestion is to set your hook a little before you feel them. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. HEALTH Continued from 1B The benefit is to know that we have helped someone, Allen said. One does not need to go through the Marketplace to obtain an insurance policy, but all policiesin meeting Affordable Care Act guidelinesmust cover what are deemed the 10 essential health benefits: Ambulatory patient services; Emergency services; Hospitalization; Maternity and newborn care; Mental health and substance use disorder services (including behavioral health care); Prescription drugs; Rehablilatative services and devices; Laboratory services; Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; Pediatric services, including oral and vision care; pediatric oral services may be provided by stand-alone plan. Open enrollment through the Marketplace is open through March 31. To schedule an appointment with Griffis, whose office is at the Bradford County Health Department, call 904-964-7732 (extension 1603). To schedule an appointment with Allen, whose office is at the Union County Health Department, call 386-496-3211. For more information, you may also call the Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 or visit the website www. healthcare.gov.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. Auctions AUCTION SUNDAY, FEB 9TH@12:12PMPreview @ 11am MOONSHIN ERS GRILL&STILL 1103 South Walnut St Starke, FL 32091 I-10 to US 301 South. Approx 26 miles Liquidation of All Res taurant Equipment & Furnishings Info & Pictures Website LMANE.BEASLEY,CAI 904-631-1886 AB1441 AU-1775 BEASLEYAUCTION EERS.COM SAT. GUN AUCTION FEB 8/14, Keystone Heights Lions Club, 915 Orchid Ave, Preview 8:30 am, Auction 10:00 am, 70 plus guns, all makes & models of Shot Guns, Bags, Bass Boat, Paddle Boats, Boat Trailer, Jet Ski on trailer, Sand Blaster, Small Welder, Heavy Duty Chipper, various tools. Check Keystone Auction Service website at www.auctionzip.com for pictures & full listing. Food / Sodas Available, Cash/Checks id/Visa/MC/ Debit Card. 12% Buy ers Premium & Tax, 2% BP Discount with cash/ check. Info 352-283-6297 AB#1648, AU#2225. Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFESSION AL OFFICE, 1,500 sq .ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. Mobile Home For Sale NORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sun days 11-4, Hwy 441 North (1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES. CASH!! Paid im mediately. 904-259-4663. NEW 2014 28x80 HUGE 4 BEDROOM LIVE OAK HOME $59,900. Set up, A/C, steps, & skirt ing included. Call 904259-4663. Waynefrier macclenny.com. BRAND NEW 3 BEDROOM 28x60 DOUBLEWIDE $49,900 Includes Setup, AC, Steps, and Skirting 904-259-4663, waynefri ermacclenny.com. USED SWMH, GREAT SHAPE, METAL ROOF, $9900 Setup & Delivered 904-259-4663. LAND/HOME PACKAGES, 3 Bedroom on 2Acres$59,900, 4 Bedroom on 1Acre $64,900 Remodeled w/ New AC & Appliances. 904-259-4663. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386697-6209. WHY BUY A REPO? When you can buy a brand new 2014 28x60 Doublewide for $43,968 include de livery, set-up, a/c, skirting and steps. No gimmicks Call Matt 352-378-2453. For Rent CLEAN 2 & 3 BR HOUSES & MH IN STARKE & KEY STONE HTS. Available in Mid Feb. & March from $500.-$700/mo.Some Lakefront, includes lawn & maintenance call 352478-8321. M/H, CLEAN 2BR/1BA WITH ADDITION. 1 acre fenced, on paved road. Possible Purchase 352475-3094 or 352-2351143. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. 2BR/ 1 BA. CH/A. VERY CLEAN. LARGE YARD With Lawn maintenance provided. $450/mo. Plus deposit. 904-364-8135. 2 STORY ROUND HOUSE. 3BR/2BA. w /detached carport. Over 2,000 sq. ft. Paved drive, lawn care and pest control provid ed. Recently remodeled. $600 security deposit, $1,100/mo. Union Co. area, 386-965-3363. Con veniently located between Lake Butler, Lake City, Gainesville. AVAILABLE MARCH 1st. 3BR / 2BA M/H IN EX CELLENT CONDITION, CH/A, Shown by Appoint ment, Service animals only $650/mo plus de posit.352-473-0464 HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2BR/2BA MH on 1 acre, close to town, $525/mo. plus deposit. Call 352475-6260. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wide, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lakefront. De posit required. Call 678438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. UNFURNISHED 2 BR/2 FULL BATH DW MH, on Santa Fe River, Worthing ton Springs. $650/month. Call 386-496-2030. LARGE MOBILE HOME 3/2 single wide mobile home on about 1 acre of land. $450 monthly, plus deposit. Call home 904-964-6445, cell 352317-3756. HOUSE on Lake Geneva. 2B/1BA,CH/A,$600/mo. $500 deposit. Call 904955-8262. 2BR /1.5 BA CH/A single wide in Starke outside City limits. $475/mo $475 deposit. 352-235-6319 3BR / 2BA CH/A SW in Starke outside city limits. $550/mo $550/security Call 352-235-6319. Yard Sale HUGE GARAGE SALE 3rd Annual Methodist Church Youth Fundraiser .Sat February 8th 7 Am 12 Pm 200 N Walnut St. By BIG YARD SALE FRI & SAT 8 am. to 4 pm. 15116 N County Rd 229, Raiford. LADIES CLOTHES, HATS, Purses, Shoes, Belts, Jewelry Box, Jewelry Col lectables & Etc. Sat Only 8-1 Community State Bank. YARD SALE SAT 9am 2pm, Household items, furniture, clothes & ect. CASH ONLY. Located at 16684 NE 19th Ave, Starke. Lake Butler Yard Sales YARD SALE AT LULU COM MUNITY CENTER, Sat Feb 8th, 8am 3pm (IN SIDE). Wanted I BUY PINES,SMALL FENCE POST SIZE, No Large equipment destroy ing your land, also we do thining, good pay. Please NO less than 100 trees. Call 386-758-1993 or 386-965-1833. For Sale BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. GUN SHOW / STARKE, BRADFORD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, Feb. 8th & 9th, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 Bring tour GUNS to sell or trade, Concealed Weapons Classes Daily, GunTraderGunShows. com 352-359-0134. Personal Services BLACK MALE NEW TO AREA, who would like to meet a single women ages 30-50. Call 904568-3552. CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correc tion of termite & waterdamaged wood & sills. Leveling & raising Houses / Buildings. Pier Replace ment & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small de molition jobs. Free Esti mates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. Help Wanted FAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health currently looking for pro fessional, caring, depend Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-374-4409 or reno.harrison @familylif ecare.com BRADFORD TERRACE 808 S. Colley Rd. Starke, FL 32091. Is now accepting applications ferred. Apply in person or fax resume to 904-9641497. DFWP. EOE. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. LPN F/T & PRN (Night Shift), For a small acute care critical access hospi tal, located in Lake Butler, Fl. 2 Years experience, Fl. Licensed. Please visit our wed site www.lake out an application. PH 386-496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax 386-496-2105. DRIVERS DEDICATED REGIONAL CDLA. .39 cpm! Great benefits! Medical, Dental, 401k, etc. Mileage and Re tention bonuses! Home weekly. 2 yrs TT exp. req. 2500 weekly mile target. Call Gil 855-205-2171. HELP WANTED; RETAIL COUNTER SALES, FT position-40 plus hours. Applicant should have High School Diploma. Must have Retail Sales exp. and basic knowedge of the computer. Lake Butler Farm Center Phone Number 386-4963921. Fax Number 386-496-1294. Email address: farm538@ windstream. Net. SMALL ENGINE MECHAN IC Nice Shop, all the tools, well established place to live. Located in Lake Butler. Please call Ray at 386-496-8431. CAMP KEYSTONE IS HIR ING: FULL TIME POSI TIONS, Guest Services Director, Food Services at Holiness Center, Visit http://salvationarmyca reers.com/ search under location Fl, Starke. THE BRADFORD COUN TY Road Department is currently accepting ap plications for a Heavy Equipment Operator at a pay rate of $11.00 per hour. A minimum Class B CDL license is required. A pieces of heavy equip ment will be conducted during the interview pro cess, passing this test is required. Applications along with a detailed job description and require ments may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B North Grand Street, Starke, FL 32091 or county website www. deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February. 13, 2014. The Bradford Coun ty Road Department is an Equal Opportunity Em ployer. For all inquiries, please call 904-966-6243. 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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Qualifying for the Keystone Heights race for mayor ended at noon Tuesday with two candidates qualifying for the March 4 election. Incumbent Mary Lou Hildreth will face former Vice Mayor Tony Brown in the non-partisan contest. Both candidates spent the weekend erecting campaign signs throughout the area. Brown said he spent part of Sunday meeting with community leaders, asking them about the race. He said one supporter raked him over the coals for supporting a city tax increase earlier this year. Brown added that the man said he was still voting for the former vice mayor. Brown said one other supporter complained about a perceived lack of passion on Browns part, and encouraged him to show more enthusiasm when making his case on why he should be mayor. I get things done, Brown said of the criticism. Im just more of a behind-the-scenes kind of guy. He added, however, that he agreed with the assessment, and said that he may have to adjust his communication style. Brown spent much of last lrmonitor@bellsouth.net www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 41 st Year 40th Issue 75 CENTS County comm. approves Alligator Creek cleanupWater management district to contribute up to $100,000 for projectBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Clay County commissioners unanimously approved a joint project with the St. Johns River Water Management District to improve water flow in Alligator Creek between Blue Pond in Camp Blanding and Lake Brooklyn near Keystone Heights. John Fitzgerald, initiative leader with the water management district, told commissioners during a Jan. 28 meeting that his organization wants to clean the creek bed by removing impediments along the waterway that connects Blue Pond to lakes Lowry, Magnolia, Brooklyn, Keystone and Geneva. The cleanup will focus on three sections of the creek between Blue Pond, Lake Lowry, Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn, a distance of around seven miles. Fitzgerald said the district is willing to contribute up to $100,000 to the project and wants the county to sponsor the initiative and provide in-kind labor for the cleanup. Our goal is to improve the flow through that system so that when water comes down the creek system it makes it to Lake Brooklyn sooner, versus recharging (the aquifer) or evaporating in that creek bed system, he said. As project sponsor, the county would be responsible for obtaining environmental resource permits from the district and easements from Camp Blanding for the initiative. Fitzgerald said that he was seeking a show of support from commissioners so he could then secure the $100,000 funding from the water districts governing board during its Feb. 11 meeting. He said the next step will be for a water management district contractor to survey the creek, looking for impediments to water flow and making recommendations to improve the current. After the survey, the countys and districts staff would then negotiate a memorandum of understanding, detailing the obligations of both organizations and outlining specific goals and responsibilities. Fitzgerald said both boards would then approve the memorandum before going forward. Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz told commissioners she supported the proposal. If you look at my shirt, it says Keep Alligator Creek flowing, Katz told commissioners, referring to her red, Save Our Lakes T-shirt. That is the life of the chain. That is the life of (lakes) Brooklyn and Geneva. If you dont keep it flowing, you might as well just fold us up. Katz also briefed commissioners on last years sixinch drawdown of Lake Lowry, in which the district pumped 194 million gallons from the lake into Alligator Creek. She showed commissioners photographs of Lake Brooklyn waterfront property before and after the drawdown. Clay school board race: mom out, son in Andrews wins KHES spelling bee Former adversaries now partners CCUA completes expansion of Keystonearea water treatment facility Bradford deputies charge Keystone man with sexual batteryBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The Bradford County Sheriffs Office has arrested another individual for sexually abusing a child. Jeremy Alan Hicks, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested and charged with capital sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age. The crime came to light when the victim stepped forward last October and disclosed the abuse. The victim told investigators that the abuse began around 2005, when the victim was just 8 years old, and continued for several years. Upon being interviewed on Jan. 29, Hicks reportedly confessed to several counts of sexual battery against the child. Hicks was still incarcerated at the Bradford County Jail as of press time. Bond was set at $100,000. Hicks has an arrest record that includes convictions for battery, dealing in stolen property and issuing a worthless check.Deputies: IT worker sold school equipment on EBayBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Sheriffs Office arrested a former school board employee on Feb. 4, accusing him of stealing electronics from the district and hocking them on EBay. Michael F. Francisco, 53, was charged with one count of racketeering. According to a sheriffs office report, Francisco began stealing electronics from the district in January of 2008 and continued acquiring computer monitors, televisions, projectors, computer memory kits and other items over the next five years. He sold the equipment on the Internet auction site and used the proceeds to support his lifestyle. He was employed by the district for eight years and investigators believe he stole over $19,000 worth of equipment from the system. Hicks Francisco Mayors race underwayMayor Mary Lou Hildreth and husband Keith Koehler erect a sign on S.R. 21 while former Vice Mayor Tony Brown plants one of his yard signs in front of a Cargo Way residence. See JUMP, 2A See RACE, 2A BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor One of the longest-serving school board members in the history of Clay County said she will not seek a seventh term on the Clay County School board. When Lisa Grahams current term ends later this year, her 24 years of service on the school board will have tied the longest tenure of any Clay County School Board member. Graham, who is also employed as a principal of Starkes Southside Elementary School, said that since she was first elected to the Clay school board in 1990, she has served with 14 board members and five superintendents. She added that over that time, graduation rates have increased, career academies have expanded, and Clay County schools have been consistently ranked among the best in Florida. Six successful elections, however, are enough for me, she wrote in a statement. I have decided that I will not seek reelection this year, believing it is time for new leadership and fresh ideas. I thank all who have helped me throughout my career my family, friends, the amazing staff of the Clay County School District, as well as the parents, students, and taxpayers of Clay County. On the same day Lisa Graham made her announcement, her son Brian H. Graham filed papers with the Clay County Supervisor of Elections office to run for his mothers seat. The younger Graham is the community relations coordinator for the Bradford County School District, a member of the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District and a managing partner in the political consulting firm of Dixie Strategies LLC. District 5 covers parts of Green Cove Springs, Middleburg and Lake Asbury. Two other candidates have also filed for the District 5 seat. Sandra Dunnavant is a retired educator and current substitute Graham The Clay County Utility Authority constructed a new 500,000-gallon storage tank as part of its Postmasters Village expansion project. Photo by CCUA. The Clay County Utilities Authority said it has completed the expansion of its Postmasters Village water treatment plant, located on C.R. 214 east of Lake Geneva. The expansion included the construction of two new wells, a new aerator, a new 500,000-gallon water storage tank and new pumps. The utility said the improvements will increase water pressure and flow rates to its customers in the Keystone Heights area. CCUA added that the two new wells at the facility were encased See PLANT, 2A See GRAHAM, 2A Evan Andrews won the Keystone Heights Elementary School spelling be by correctly spelling the word tomahawk. Andrews said he and his mother words a day to prepare for the event. Andrews also for a travelling baseball squad. Former game warden Bob H. Lee (r) and retired poacher Roger Gunter recall Lees attempts to catch Gunter in the in the 1970s and 1980s. The pair appeared at the Melrose Public Library on Jan. 31 as part of the One Book One Putnam reading initiative. Gunter is a prominent character in Lees book, Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden. Heritage Commission planning Sundays at the pavilionBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The chair of the Keystone Heights Heritage Commission said her group hopes to bring back one of the citys landmark structures back into public life. Cheryl Owen said the panel is planning to organize a oncea-month, afternoon event called Sunday At the Pavilion. She said the group hopes to feature arts during the events, including music and visual arts at the waterfront structure. Owen said she plans to recommend the event to the city council in February. Owen also said that during the groups January meeting, it forwarded its recommendations for Keystones new, developing sign ordinance to the growth management committee. She added that the commission also finalized its public relations See HERITAGE, 5A

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BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor During a Jan. 27 meeting, the Clay County Charter Review Commission turned away a proposal that would have imposed term limits on the countys constitutional officers, including the sheriff. Mary Hawkins of Orange Park put forward the proposal. She said she preferred that constitutional officers not be elected at all, but rather appointed by the county commission. But as I sat here through the initial (Charter Review Commission) meetings, I realized there was certainly a contingent that was very opposed to the county commission having any more power, so I thought term limits might be a more acceptable alternative, she said. Hawkins also said she has no complaints about Clay Countys current constitutional officers. I would assume they are all doing a phenomenal job, but as a voter I actually have almost no way of knowing that, she said. I feel that as opposed to the county commission, which does all its work out in public, the school board does all its work out in public, even the sheriff does the majority of his work out in the public, to me the rest of the constitutional officers as voters, it is very difficult for us to have any feel for how well they are doing their jobs. In the recent past, we have had constitutional officers who have essentially worked parttime, Hawkins added. She also said that the turnover brought about by term limits would bring fresh ideas into county services. Hawkins also noted that three of the countys five current constitutional officers, Sheriff Rick Beseler, Clerk Tara Green and Tax Collector Jimmy Weeks, had no prior experience in the agencies they were elected to lead when first chosen by voters. During the meeting, Beseler, Green and Weeks, in addition to to the Lower Floridan Aquifer instead of the Upper Aquifer. The utility said that by drawing from the Lower Aquifer, its operations will not impact area lake levels. It also said that the increased capacity at the Postmasters Village facility, brought about by the improvements, will allow additional residents to hook up to the utility, and stop using their individual wells, which draw from the Surficial, Upper and Intermediate aquifers. Reducing the number of individual wells which draw water from these aquifers that are in close proximity to the lakes around the city of Keystone Heights will have a positive impact to those connected natural systems, it said in a statement.DuPonts earnings from Clay mines division drop by 49 percentBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor DuPont said its 2013 income from continuing operations by its performance chemicals division dropped to $924 million, down from $1.8 billion the previous year. The performance chemicals division operates DuPonts titanium dioxide feedstock mines and processing facilities at Camp Blanding, Lawtey, Clay Hill and Maxville. The segments sales decreased by seven percent to $6.7 billion in 2013, down from $7.2 billion in 2012. DuPont said that weakening prices for titanium dioxide and refrigerants, in addition to increases in raw materials costs more than offset ongoing improvements in plant utilization. The company added that titanium dioxide volume was up 18 percent in the fourth quarter. Last year, the company said it planned to spin off the performance chemicals division into a separate, publicly traded company. Overall, DuPont reported net income of $4.8 billion in 2013, compared to $2.8 billion in 2012, and earnings per share of $5.18, compared to $2.91 the previous year. DuPont also recorded a $72 million, pretax charge in the fourth quarter that reflected the settlement of an antitrust lawsuit. In 2010, two paint manufacturers sued DuPont, along with four of its titanium dioxide competitors, claiming the suppliers conspired to fix prices for the compound. After agreeing to settle claims by the customers in August, DuPont released the following statement: DuPont is pleased to reach a settlement with plaintiffs to resolve a pending civil antitrust litigation matter related to titanium dioxide. We believe that our conduct has at all times been entirely appropriate, and we continue to deny any wrongdoing. We have resolved this litigation to avoid the distraction and expense of litigation. The terms of the settlement have been submitted to the court for its preliminary approval at a later date.Calif. city turns down Big League DreamsBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The city council of Selma, Calif., during a Jan. 21 meeting, backed out of a proposed partnership with Big League Dreams to build a recreational sports complex, according to the Selma Enterprise. The six-field complex, which would have been built 16 miles southeast of Fresno, is similar to a project the Clay County Development Authority is now negotiating with Big League Dreams to develop near Branon Field Road between Middleburg and Orange Park. According to the newspaper, when Selma officials first started negotiating with BLD in 2012, the estimated cost of the project was $25 million. However, recent forecasts now estimate a cost of over $40 million for the development. Clay County development officials are proposing a $19 million bond issue to finance the Branon Field Road project. Selma City Manager H-B Heusser said he thought the project would have benefited the California community. It is hard to predict the exact fiscal impact, but using the experiences from other Big League Dreams projects, and some economic development indicators, we do see that the other sites show an increase in hotel room uses and expansions as well as food services, both fast food and restaurants, Heusser told the Enterprise. CCUA debates rate structureBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Utility Authority board of supervisors reviewed the utilitys conservation rate structure during a Jan. 21 meeting, and one supervisor said he favored reforming the pricing plan to give customers lower rates. In October 2010, supervisors adopted a tiered rate structure, 2A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 HILDRETH MAYOR HILDRETHA community leaderwho has met the challenges, kept her promises, and isfocused on the future! 352-235-0519 mayorhildreth@aol.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Mary Lou Hildreth SAVE OUR LAKES MEETING TUES., FEB 11, 2014 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF KEYSTONE HEIGHTS (Hwy 100 just east of Hwy 21)COME JOIN US! VISITORS WELCOME! 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 week laying out his campaign themes. The mayoral hopeful said he stands for managed, responsible growth, maintaining and enhancing the citys beauty, working closely with county and state officials, maintaining an open door policy, always being a servant of the people, and keeping government responsive to the people. Brown also catalogued his record of public service, listing his experience as vice mayor, a business owner, 30 years as a volunteer firefighter, four years as chair and vice chair for Relay for Life, board member of the Clay County American Cancer Society, logistics team member for the airports 75th birthday, volunteer for the Clay County Sheriffs Office, chair of the citys growth management board, Kiwanis volunteer, Save Our Lakes member and service to the Reinhold Foundation. Brown also said he was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Lake Area Ministries food bank and Answers Resource Facility. Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth said she spent the first days of her re-election effort finalizing campaign literature, giving out yard signs, and assembling and posting larger signs throughout the area. She said a stockpile of 60 yard signs, held over from an earlier campaign, were quickly depleted and she was forced to order additional placards. Hildreth added that she came up with her campaign theme: Keep Mary Lou Working for You during an August vacation in the mountains. It just says what I do, she said of the slogan. Plus, it rhymes. Hildreth said that even while ramping up her re-election effort, she is still maintaining her mayoral duties, including participating in the American Legions Four Chaplains ceremony last weekend, and representing the city in an upcoming change of command ceremony at Camp Blanding later this month. She also said she spent considerable time last week in an activity that has become routine for her over the past eight years: cajoling Floridas Department of Transportation to make repairs or improvements around the city. Hildreth said that due to her efforts, the state agency recently agreed to repair cracks in sidewalks along Lawrence Boulevard. She described her dealings with FDOT as a relentless series of emails and phone calls, badgering agency officials over and over until they finally come around to her point of view. Throughout February, Hildreth plans to emphasize what she says is a list of tangible benefits she has delivered to Keystone, including $100,000 in revenue through the community redevelopment agency, $650,000 in a community block development grant, and $500,000 in phase out money, when Clay County terminated its inter-local agreement with the city several years ago. She also plans to remind voters that she represented the city on several water supply and lakes restoration committees, in addition to the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Urban Forestry Council.RACEContinued from 1A PLANTContinued from 1A See RATES, 3A teacher in the Clay County School District. She served on the Green Cove Springs City Council from 1987-1994 and is also a former mayor and vice mayor of the municipality. Four days after she filed papers to run for Grahams seat on Jan. 21, Dunnavant took in a $1,000 campaign contribution from the Clay Education Political Action Committee. Keith Nichols has also filed papers to run for the seat. Over the past year, Nichols has used the public comments portion of district school board meetings to criticize Superintendent Charlie Van Zant and other administrators.GRAHAMContinued from 1A Charter commission rejects term limits for Sheriff, others See CHARTER, 4A

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Now, in addition to a base charge of $9.30 per month, the utility charges customers $1.30 per 1,000 gallons on the first 6,000 gallons consumed, $2.70 per 1,000 gallons on the next 6,000 gallons and $3.50 per 1,000 gallons on the third 6,000 gallons consumed. The utility also has a fourth tier in which it charges customers $4.50 per 1,000 gallons for consumption over 18,000 gallons a month. In the year ended Sept. 30, 1998, CCUAs average residential connection consumed 139,600 gallons of water a year. By 2013, average consumption had dropped to 74,200 gallons a year. During CCUAs Jan. 21 board of supervisors meeting, Executive Director Tom Morris told supervisors that 92 percent of the utilitys residential customers consume water within the two lowest tiers of the rate plan. I think thats a pretty successful statement for our conservation efforts, he added. He also said CCUA is using nearly 20 percent less water now than in the year ended Sept. 30, 2009, even though it now has over 2,000 more customers than it had four years ago. Supervisor board chair Al Rizer asked Morris what the utility could do to advance its conservation efforts even further. There are going to be a certain percentage of people out there-it doesnt matter what you do-they are going to pay the rates for the water usage that they intend to use, Rizer said. The question would be, are we there, at this point? Is there anything that we can do to move people from (tiers) three and four into one and two? Morris replied that the utility could offer additional financial incentives to ratepayers. He added, however, that based on national surveys, the best conservation rate the utility can hope for is between 35 and 40 percent. Morris added that as customers have conserved more water, CCUAs revenues have suffered. According to CCUAs audited financial statements, over the two-year period ended Sept. 30, 2013, the utilitys operating revenues have fallen 7.5 percent and operating income has dropped 40.4 percent. Morris said that some utilities around the country have had to increase rates because of the drop in flow charges caused by conservation initiatives. The utility is in a very uncomfortable position in saying, Great job customers, youve done real well. Unfortunately, we dont have enough revenue now to pay the bills and we are going to have to increase your rates. We want to avoid that, Morris said. Supervisor Frank Gerwe said he drew a different conclusion from the water use data Morris presented. In 2008, the majority of the people buying water from the Clay County Utility Authority were paying probably 50 to 80 percent less than they are paying for water right now, he said. This utility has improved rates and rate structures that punish the ratepayers and force them to reduce their consumption. Gerwe added that he thought CCUA should revert back to its 2008 rate structure. Rizer said he appreciated Gerwes continued advocacy for ratepayers. However, he said that if CCUA implemented Gerwes recommendation, the utility would likely have to later increase rates to meet its budget obligations. In response to a question from Gerwe, a utility staff member said CCUAs budget in 2008 was $38 million. Its 2012 budget was $36 million. In other business during its Jan. 21 meeting, the CCUA board of supervisors: Approved staff members fast-tracking an agreement with the developer of the Governors Park development of regional impact. The proposed 3,267-acre retail, office, residential, industrial and hotel development is located southwest of Green Cove Springs, west of C.R. 15A, west of U.S. 17 and south of S.R. 16. CCUA staff members and representatives of the project told the board that developers intended to apply to transfer a 195 million-gallons-per-day consumptive use permit from Gustafsons Farm to Governors Park. They added that the CUP was scheduled to renew in March with the St. Johns River Water Management District and developers wanted to complete the transfer before that time. Authorized a $508,034 preconstruction loan application with the state revolving fund. The money would finance costs to construct the Mid-Clay Reclaimed Water Reservoir and improve the Fleming Island Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. The $5.5 million, 135 million gallon Mid-Clay reservoir is a joint project with the St. Johns River Water Management District. Both organizations have committed to paying half of the projects costs. The reservoir will be located between Henley Road and the Ronnie Van Zant Park, east of Lake Asbury and will store reclaimed water for CCUA customers use during dry periods. Now, CCUAs supply of reclaimed water, used for irrigation, is about 60 percent of demand.Public service commission approves one rate hike for FPL, denies secondBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Floridas Public service commission approved a $113 million base rate increase for Florida Power and Light on Jan. 10. The increase allows the utility to recover costs for upgrades to its Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants. The PSC said the base rate adjustment would result in a $1.14 a month increase for a typical 1,000 kWh residential bill. The state agency also denied a request by FPL for a tariff on customers who do not have smart meters. The utility said it has installed over 4.5 million of the new meters for residential and small business customers, and that the new devices will allow it to gather usage and billing data without sending a meter reader to customers buildings. It added that the devices, which are equipped with a two-way radio transmitter, also allows customers to monitor their power use on a daily basis. FPL wanted to charge customers who did not have one of the new meters a onetime charge of $105 and a monthly fee of $16. It said the charges were necessary to cover labor, transportation and other costs of sending meter readers to customers with old meters. The PSC said it disagreed with FPLs cost calculations and denied the request. It added, however, that it would likely approve a similar request if FPL asked for a onetime charge of $95 and a monthly fee of $13. Pritchett among chamber honoreesBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The 2014 Board of Governors for the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce was introduced at the chambers annual meeting and banquet, and several business leaders and supporters were honored, including the late Marvin Pritchett. Pritchett was posthumously recognized as Citizen of the Year, an award named for former Bradford County Telegraph publisher Eugene L. Matthews. Emcee Terry Vaughan said Pritchett, born in 1933, overcame the early loss of his parents, and from a football star at Union County High, he went on serve his county in the military, his family and his community. Vaughan called him a patriot, a devoted family man, a philanthropist and a respected businessman, who founded Pritchett Trucking in 1973 and Nextran Corporation in 1992. His career also included his role as one of CNB Banks founders, and his leadership in the farming, cattle, forestry and mining industries. He was also a community leader, serving as both a county commissioner and school board member. Generosity was his trademark as countless school-related and community projects were funded due to his philosophy of giving back, and his many years of faithful service to the First Christian Church in Lake Butler is well documented, Vaughan said. He was the go-to person if something needed to be done and he was always ready to roll up his sleeves and jump in full force. Gratefully accepting the award on their fathers behalf were Jon and Robin Pritchett. Many of you knew our dad, John Pritchett said, and he did love his community. He worked very, very hard. He worked even harder to give back to his community, so Robin, Phillip and I couldnt be more proud to be his children. The loss of Pritchett and Sheriff Jerry Whitehead made it a trying year for Union County and its neighbors, Vaughan said. Two community icons unexpectedly and tragically went on to their reward in heaven, he said. Whiteheads giving spirit and hearty handshake will be missed, he added, saying the Whitehead family legacy would be carried on by his son, Brad, the recently appointed sheriff of Union County. Vaughan also talked about the passing of Jerome Johns, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Community State Bank, who served an unprecedented three RATESContinued from 2A From the other Business of the Year, Lake Area Physical Therapy, Rhonda Hamilton and Laura Hodges. Business of the Year award winner Scott Roberts. See CHAMBER, 5A

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4A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Property Appraiser Roger Suggs and Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, all argued against Hawkins proposal. Constitutional officers are not political animals, Chambless told the Charter Review Commission. You do not see Clay County constitutional officers jumping from one political bed to the other bed. But rather what you see are individuals who spent the time in their crafts, whether it is in the particular office in which they were elected to, or in the profession where they spent many months, days and years for that. Suggs also argued that he and his colleagues are professional administrators and subject matter experts, rather than electioneers. In my case, I have 33 years of experience in the appraisal and assessment field, he said. Suggs added that he has a bachelors degree in business administration, is a certified Florida appraiser, an assessment administration specialist designee and a state-certified general real estate appraiser. My point is Im not a politician, he said. I am a professional that simply has to run for re-election every four years. Beseler said Hawkins term limit proposal was a solution in search of a problem. I really wonder what the problem is that we are trying to address here, he said. Beseler added that term limit proposals and tax cuts are both knee-jerk reactions to the distrust voters have of Washington office holders. Term limits have been a terrible experiment, he added. It has created politicians instead of statesmen. There is more focus on the next office to run for than on doing what is best for the future of our county. I see it in Tallahassee. I see it on the board of county commissioners. The legislative aides and managers develop more power and have better continuity than their bosses, who rotate through the House or the Senate or go from the board of county commissioners to elected state office. Both Green and Weeks said that their respective Orange Park offices are commonly flooded with Duval County residents because of their staffs superior customer service. In other business before the Jan. 27 meeting of the Charter Review Commission: Keystone Heights Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth resigned from the panel. Hildreth said the CRC meetings, mostly scheduled for the first Monday of each month, conflicted with the monthly meetings of the Keystone Heights City Council. In addition, some CRC meetings were scheduled for the third Monday of some months, which were the same days the North Florida Water Supply Partnership met in Lake City. Hildreth is a member of that group. Hildreth was replaced by alternate Eddie Clanton of Middleburg. He is a retired AT&T employee, was vice president of the Communication Workers of America Local 3106 and is a deacon and volunteer for First Baptist Church in Middleburg. He has also served on the board of directors and supervisory committee for 121 Financial Credit Union. While honored to be appointed, Hildreth wrote in an email, I did not feel I was able to sufficiently represent District 4. Plus, knowing they had an alternate who had been regularly attending, I felt he was in a better position to contribute to the process. Kimberly Martinez-Ward of Fleming Island, director of advancement services for PACE Center for Girls, also resigned from the commission. She was replaced by alternate Wesley Taylor, a retired cemetery and funeral home worker. Taylor is a board member of the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District, and has volunteered for Clay County Fire Rescue and the Green Cove Springs Volunteer Fire Department.Hildreth says sidewalk is latest accomplishmentBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth said a sidewalk now under construction between Keystone Heights High School and Santa Fe Colleges Watson Center is her latest success in delivering funding to city projects. Hildreth said she made the comments during the Clay County Chamber of Commerces State of the County event at Orange Parks Hilltop Restaurant on Jan. 30. For the annual lunchtime gathering, the chamber invites the mayors of all three Clay County municipalities Keystone Heights, Green Cove Springs, and Orange Park to give updates about developments in their respective cities. The chair of the Clay County Commission also gives a speech about developments in county government. In a telephone interview after the event, Hildreth said she gave State of the County participants updates about Keystone Heights airport, community redevelopment agency, and downtown improvements. She said one theme of her speech was the amount of time it takes to secure state funding or grants for a particular project, telling the group it took four years of effort for her to convince the Florida Department of Transportation to fund the sidewalk along S.R. 21. Hildreth added that her efforts to restore water levels to Keystone Heights-area lakes also took a long-term commitment. She said while at the State of the County event, she ran into St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens, who was a State Representative when Hildreth first became mayor. Hildreth said her encounter with the college president reminded her that she and other Keystone Heights-area leaders have been lobbying the St. Johns Water Management District for eight years to implement recovery projects for the lakes, and those efforts are just now beginning to bear fruit. Hildreth also said the time and work in securing money for city projects is worth the effort. She recalled walking through Keystones Ace Hardware recently when a Keystone resident came up to her in tears, thanking the mayor for the community development block grant the city secured for much needed improvements to the residents home.Keystone city manager makes top 10 list for Orange Park jobBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor An Orange Park citizens committee included Keystone Heights City Manager Terry Suggs in its list of top 10 candidates for the Orange Park Town Manager job. The town council charged the committee with whittling down the 44 applicants for the position to 10. The council will later select five finalists. Former Clay County Clerk of Courts James Jett, Brunswick, Ga. City Manager William Weeks, former North Miami Beach City Manager Lyndon Bonner, Arcadia City Administrator Judith Jankosky, former Beloit, Wis. Town Administrator Robert Museus, former New Port Richey City Manager John Schneiger, Mahomet, Ill. Village Administrator Mell Smigielsky, Eric Hanson and John Burnham also made the top 10.Mayor looks to Clay Electric for city revenueBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Keystone Heights Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth told the citys budget and finance committee, during a Jan. 28 meeting, that the city could increase its revenue by annexing Clay Electric Cooperative property into the municipality and re-enacting a utilities franchise fee. Now, the co-ops property on either side of Citrus Street is within the city limits and Clay Electric pays around $4,800 in city taxes on those parcels. However, the utilitys property west of its Citrus Street buildings, between its district headquarters and the Keystone Village Square shopping center, lay outside the city limits. The 41 acres of land and 108,138 square feet of warehouse and office space are valued at $3.2 million by the Clay County property appraisers office. If those parcels were inside Keystone Heights, they would generate around $9,000 a year in municipal taxes. Hildreth conceded that since Keystone does not provide the traditional municipal services of water and sewer, nor fire and police protection, convincing the utility to go along with her idea would be a challenge. Hildreth also said she has had some discussions with Bob Ross, the owner of the Keystone Village Square shopping center, about annexing his property into the city. Ross buildings, which house Hitchcocks Markets, Bealls Outlet, Family Dollar and Autozone, is valued at $3.5 million and could generate over $10,000 a year in city tax revenue. The mayor also proposed to the budget and finance committee that the city consider re-enacting a franchise fee on electric utilities. The city of High Springs approved such a fee in 2013. Under that arrangement, Clay Electric calculates the fee by multiplying each customers utility bill by 5.5 percent, adds the fee to individual power bills and then remits the tax to the city after the customers pay their bills. During the Jan. 28 meeting, the budget and finance committee also: Discussed the state of Floridas requirement that all cities adhere to a uniform chart of accounts. City Manager Terry Suggs said that in response to the mandate, his staff is now maintaining two sets of accounting records, one that the city uses for the state requirement and an additional set for all other purposes.ar-SA Received an update on the citys audit. Brad Million, audit manager for Reddish and White, CPAs, told the committee that so far, his examination of the citys accounts have uncovered no major adjustments or reportable conditions. ar-SA Discussed city business licenses and late fees. The city now charges businesses $25 a year to operate within the municipality. The committee discussed state limitations on how the license fee can be increased and also discussed the possibility that the city has overcharged businesses in the past for late fees. Discussed a sale offer for the citys cell tower. City Manager Terry Suggs reported that the city has received an offer to sell its cell phone tower at the cemetery for $160,000. City attorney Richard Komando noted that both the sale offer and the $1,200-a-month rental revenue the city now receives for the tower might be well below market values. Suggs said he would research the matter and report back to the committee.ar-SA Discussed the municipality public service tax. Under Florida law, municipalities may impose a tax of up to 10 percent on the purchase of electricity, metered natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and water service. The committee asked Suggs to research to what extent Keystone already imposes such taxes and report back to the committee.ar-SA Discussed operations at the citys Farmers Market. In January, Suggs terminated the contract of market manager Cheryl Owen. During the budget and finance committee meeting, Suggs proposed appointing city staff member Lynn Rutkowski to the managers post. Bee and BearEvanna Sims, 2, pulls her dog Bear through the Bees at the Bay event in Melrose on Feb. 1. Earlier in the day, Evanna helped her grandmother, Sheree Sims, read Bees at the Bay festival, produced by the Lake Area Bee Keepers Club and Gallery 26, featured presentations on beekeeping, honeybee biology, making honey mead and CHARTERContinued from 2A

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 5A The Church with a BIG HEART where the Word of God is faithfully taught! Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829J OIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR WORSHIP I n our Fellowship Hall Dr. Tom Farmer, preaching on i n our Multi Ministry Worship Center in our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore, preaching on 1 Corinthians 13:1 Di nner Served (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) Bi ble Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Ministries for Children (all ages) & Youth Sundays & Wednesdays! terms as chair of the chamber board in addition to his work on economic development. This body owes Jerome a great debt of gratitude for his life service, to include a commitment to the chamber few can match, he said. The J.E. Tomlinson Business Person of the Year Award went to Chrissy Allen Thompson, who Vaughan said was a driving force in the continued development of downtown Starke, most recently moving her restaurant to a larger location and turning The Downtown Grill into a hub of activity. Always willing to accommodate, her can-do spirit is always on display. She serves as a mentor to those who work for her, as she has been a great source of inspiration for so many young lives, Vaughan said. He also pointed to her involvement with the chamber, Main Street, Altrusa, Rotary, Kiwanis, scouting, Special Olympics, the school system and other organizations as proof of her civic commitment. Thompson said she wasnt sure she alone deserved the award, giving credit to her husband, Ricky Thompson, who is always willing to green light her crazy ideas. Together they divide and conquer whatever challenge they take on, she said. She said she was proud of her three kids for the great job they do helping out, and she thanked her staff for making her job easier. Thompson also expressed her appreciation for Virgil Berry for teaching her everything she knows about business. You just dont know how special it is to have you guys as family and friends and always supporting The Downtown Grill, Chrissys and all of the other endeavors we do, she said. Vaughan compared the chambers Volunteer of the Year award winner to a Temptations classic, saying B.J. Warwick was like sunshine on a cloudy day. Her mischievous laugh and outgoing personality can certainly brighten and warm any occasion, he said. She has been a tireless volunteer on a variety of fronts for as long as I have known her, but her amazing efforts on behalf of finding a cure for cancer have been front and center for many years. Warwick, a cancer survivor, is a driving force behind the local Relay for Life, Vaughan said, and she is organizing a dance for later this month that will benefit the event. She has also led the way for so many causes related to her position in conjunction with the National Guard, he said. Warwick gave credit to her late sister. If it wasnt for my sister, Ida Sue, I wouldnt be here to day, she said. The chamber also honored two businesses, the first being Lake Area Physical Therapy and Aquatics. It has been around and growing for 28 years, and now offers services in Starke, Keystone Heights, Melrose and Gainesville. Owner Laura Hodges lays deep roots in the communities she serves, Vaughan said, pointing to her roles in local business associations and the Lake Area Elder Council. Many thankful citizens sing their praises due to the caring and effective work they do in the field of physical, occupational, speech, sports, stroke rehabilitation, and more, he said. Hodges accepted the award along with Rhonda Hamilton, her marketing director, who she thanked for her enthusiasm, along with the chamber members and staff. Roberts Insurance was the second Business of the Year recognized. Of Scott Roberts, Vaughan said, If there is a cause, he stands willing to help and provide leadership. His affiliations include the chamber, The Arc of Bradford County, Kiwanis, Rotary, the Masonic Lodge, Communities in Schools, the board at Shands Starke and the Bradford County Education Foundation. Roberts Insurance does business in Starke, Keystone, Lake Butler and now Middleburg, and is one of the most respected names in the field, Vaughan said. He believes that clients deserve to be represented by someone who strives to create a relationship, so if you have that accident or if your home is damaged by a storm, you have a friend you know on a first-name basis to turn to for help, he said. Roberts thanked his parents, George and Nancy Roberts, and his incredible staff, without whom he couldnt get it all done, he said. Susan Norman was given the Pat Farnsworth Workforce Development Award. Shes been at it for more than 14 years, Vaughan said, beginning in customer service and working her way up to program manager. The chamber hired her in 2006 to work on business services and assist employers with finding incentives and grants. Norman also provides the Florida Basic Abilities Test and Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test to potential law enforcement and corrections employees, and since 2009, nearly 1,500 have been tested. At least half of the applicants were hired to positions with her help. The chamber bid farewell to Tommy Tomlinson, who was this years departing board member. Chamber board Chair Jennie Reed (outgoing) said Tomlinson always stepped up when called up and has been a great mentor. Tomlinson thanked the chamber for the opportunity. One thing Ive learned over the years, if we will just work with one another in southwestern Clay County, Bradford County and Union County, (its) how much we can do to bring success to these counties, he said. The chamber once again hosted the Bradford County Education Foundations annual silent and live auctions. Foundation President Dimple Overstreet talked about how the money raised benefits schools, including purchasing books for students, and she thanked chamber members for their help. I would like say for the whole board, thank you from the deepest part of our hearts, and the children of the schools say thank you, she said. Speaking of charity to schools, Murray Fords Amir Asadi and Amy Hoglund presented a check for more than $5,000 to Bradford High School, raised through a driving event at the school. Asadi said that while the dealership began at a time of economic uncertainty, the support of the community has resulted in more sales than stores in Gainesville, Lake City and Green Cove Springs. Because of that, they have an obligation to give back, he said. The Drive 4 UR School event is held annually with the help of the schools teachers and administrators, Asadi said. Money is donated for each individual who goes to the school to test drive a vehicle. The new chair of the chamber board, Steve Futch of Jones Gallagher Funeral Home, introduced the rest of the 2014 board, including Brad Bishop of Bradford-Union Technical Center (chair elect), Jennie Reed of Community State Bank (past chair), Cyndi Wilisch of A+ Certified Computer Repair (treasurer), Dale Furlong of Clay Electric, Rhonda Hamilton of Lake Area Physical Therapy, Brittany Loper of The Law Offices of Cooper and Loper, Wendy Martin of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, Jeff Oody of Community State Bank, Kia Paige of the City of Lake Butler, Doug Reddish of Reddish and White CPA, Paula Register of Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast, Amber RobertsCrawford of Swift Creek Realty, Lila Sellars of the Bradford County Commission and Dean Weaver of Watson Realty. campaign for the coming year, and intends to launch the effort during Clay Electric Cooperatives March 20 annual meeting. Owen also said that one of the Heritage Commissions members is moving to the Villages, and the departure will create a vacancy on the panel. Any resident with a desire to promote Keystone Heights history, particularly people with a background in history, architecture, design or construction may pick up an application at the Keystone Heights city hall. The application may also be downloaded from the forms section of KeystoneHeights.us.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, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Organizers will also hold a dollar-a-bag-day on Saturday. Sale proceeds and unsold inventory will be donated to worthy causes.HERITAGEContinued from 1A CHAMBERContinued from 3A

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6A Lake Region Monitor Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 General List of Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions and Reductions Roger A. Suggs, CFA, AAS, CCF Clay County Property Appraiser Announces To Clay County Citizens: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Homestead Exemption up to $50,000 Additional Homestead Exemption up to $50,000 for Persons 65 and Older * Annual application and income verification THE DEADLINE FOR FILING EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 3, 2014. Homestead Property Tax Discount for Veterans Age 65 and Older With a Combat Related Disability Reduction in Assessment for Living Quarters of Parents or Grandparents Totally and Permanently Disabled Persons Exemption *Annual income verification required Veterans Service Connected Total and Permanent Disability Exemption $5,000 Exemption for Disabled Ex -Servicemember or Surviving Spouse $500 Exemption for Widows, Widowers, Blind Persons, and Totally and Permanently Disabled Persons Exemption for Disabled Veterans Confined to Wheelchairs Charitable, Religious, Scientific, or Literary Exemption Main Office: County Administration Building 477 Houston Street, 2nd Floor Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 Telephone: (904) 269/284 -6305 Fax: (904) 284 -2923 For more information please contact our offices or website at www.ccpao.com Branch Office : Park Central Plaza 1518 Park Avenue Orange Park, FL 32073 Telephone: (904) 541 -5332 Educational Property Exemption Real Property Dedicated in Perpetuity for Conservation Exemption Agricultural Classification Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder www.facebook.com/ccpaofl 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! County comm. revises code enforcement proceduresBY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Commission revised its code enforcement ordinance during a Jan. 28 meeting, speeding up enforcement procedures for repeat violators and creating a method of lien reductions for purchasers of encumbered property. Under the ordinance in effect until the revision, the county made no distinction between first-time and repeat violators of the countys land development, abandoned properties, animal control, littering, housing, abandoned vehicles, public transportation, vegetation, subdivision and solid waste rules. All accused violators were given two, 30-day notices to correct violations before the county requested a hearing with a special magistrate. The magistrate could find violators guilty and impose fines up to $5,000. Under the revised ordinance, a violator who has previously been found guilty of a code infraction can be brought before a magistrate again without any notice. A property owner who had a previous violation, but brought the property into compliance, and was found a second time to be in violation of the same infraction will be issued one, 30-day notice before the county requests the property owner to appear before a magistrate. Commissioners also added an avenue for purchasers of encumbered property to have code enforcement liens removed. Under the old ordinance, property owners were required to submit a lien reduction request to a special magistrate only after all violations had been corrected. Under the revised rules, the potential purchaser of an encumbered property may ask for a lien reduction from the commission before the violations have been cured. Commissioners may then enter into a written agreement with the potential buyer, promising to reduce the lien once the new owner corrects the code violations. During the Jan. 28 meeting, commissioners also:ar-SA Approved a grant application to the Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program. If approved, the grant will fund bins for recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans at five county parks. The Dr. Pepper, Snapple Group provides funding for the program.ar-SA Awarded a $96,400 bid to Rowell Contracting of Folkston, Ga. to stabilize a drainage canal in Indigo Branch upstream from Richards Road, west of Doctors Inlet. Commissioners also awarded a $116,000 bid to R&E Site Development of Lake Butler to stabilize a drainage canal near 1650 Wells Road in Orange Park. Both projects are funded through a grant from the U.S. Agriculture Departments National Resource Conservation Service.ar-SA Acknowledged 44 years of combined service to the county and the retirements of Donald R. Miller from the countys engineering and public works department and Marne M. Miller from the countys library branch at Middleburg.ar-SA Appointed Michael P. Bourre, Marsha S. Dumler, Belinda Johnson and Ralph Puckhaber to the county planning commission. Bourre, of Fleming Island, is a general contractor, a graduate of the University of Florida and an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a past president of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, chairman of the Eagle Scout Committee for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the executive committee of the Florida Home Builders Association. Dumler, of Orange Park, is a current member of the planning commission, chair of the Fleming Island Advisory Committee and a member of the Clay County Republican Executive Committee. Johnson, of Jacksonville, is the vice president and office manager of Terry Johnson Construction Inc. She is a member of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, member and founder of the Clay Hill Community Association and a former member of the Clay Hill/ Middleburg Advisory Board. Puckhaber, of Orange Park, is the current chair of the planning commission and a member of the countys Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Puckhaber is a retired AT&T employee and is currently a technology consultant with Hewlett Packard. He was a member of the 2005-2006 Clay County Charter Review Commission. Historic Melrose annual meetingHistoric Melrose will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 9th at 1 p.m. in the Homemakers Club, located at the corner of Centre and Park streets in Melrose. The guest speaker will be Armand Caudron, founder of the U.S. Victory Museum in Archer. He will be speaking about WWI memorabilia. Historic Melrose will dedicate its new WWI and Civil War memorials in Heritage Park following the meeting. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome.Garden Club meetingThe Garden Club of the Lakes will meet Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church. A light brunch will be served and the guest speaker is Care Valleau, past president of the Garden Club of Green Cove Springs. The topic will be growing and caring for succulents. The Garden Club of the Lakes serves Keystone Heights and Melrose and the club welcomes visitors and new members. For more information call Terri at 352-871-1747 or visit http://gardenclubofthelakes.org/.Lake Area SingersTickets are now on sale for the Lake Area Singers Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites. The show, in concert format, will reprise favorites from past LAS performances including The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, and Patience. The singers will present their farewell performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose. Tickets are $10 and all profits will go to charity. Tickets are available at the Trinity Episcopal Church Office, P.O. Box 361, 204 S.R. 26 in Melrose. The church office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To reserve tickets or for more information call the office at 352-475-2177 or call 352-475-2762.Buy a brick for a VetIt is time to think about buying an engraved brick for your Veteran. The deadline for ordering a brick for Phase 18 of the Veterans Memorial Pathway is April 15. For $35 you can have 1-4 lines with 18-21 characters including spaces. If you would like to have an order form sent to you, or if you would like to place an order over the phone, please call Joan at 904-894-8411.

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5 BHS wrestlers moving on to regionals Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL 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 Bradford High School wrestlers (l-r) Clay Hicks, Brandon Funderburk, J.T. Griffis, Jarraid Forsyth, Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero and Blake Addison are pictured with coach Chris Adams. Funderburk, Griffis, Forsyth, Kahakua-Lodivero and Addison earned the right to participate in regional competition. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Five Bradford High School wrestlers earned the right to compete at the regional level after their performances at the District 4-1A meet, which was held at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville last weekend. Those five wrestlers performances equated to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. Bradford finished with 98 points behind Bishop Kenny (164.5), Bolles (151.5) and University Christian (136). They were bound and determined to make a mark, Bradford coach Chris Adams said. Three Bradford wrestlers See DISTRICT, 3B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Are you confused about Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plans or advanced premium tax credits? Maybe youve never had health insurance and are unsure about such terminology as deductibles and out-ofpocket expenses. Debbie Allen and Staci Griffis are here to help you with your questions about the Affordable Care Act and to help you with your Marketplace application. They are certified application counselors through New River Community Health Care Inc. and have offices at the health departments in Bradford and Union counties. Griffis said she and Allen are not to be confused with navigators, whose efforts are more in the vein of community outreach. Though Griffis and Allen do participate in outreach efforts, their grant-funded counselor positions were created to give people one-on-one help. Were here with all your answers and can help you get through it, Griffis said. Perhaps you attempted to create a Marketplace account via the website HealthCare.gov when it first went online. As you know from experience or most likely heard, the website had quite a few glitches and was unable to handle the traffic at its onset. If you unsuccessfully created an account or partially created one, Griffis and Allen can help you now do so successfully. Plus, it really doesnt take that long. The benefits of coming (to see us) is the fact the website is fully functional, Griffis said. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the application. Of course, you can create an account yourself, but Griffis said people may not properly factor in any of the help they may be eligible for in the form of advanced premium tax credits or cost-sharing reductions. Plus, sometimes its just easier to understand when someone goes through the process with you. You can hear the term advanced premium tax credit, but its easier to be able to show them on the screen, Griffis said. Some people have been surprised to see how much insurance they can actually get for their dollars, no matter what their views of the Affordable Care Act are. Griffis said the latest numbers revealed that 83 percent of Floridians choosing plans through the Marketplace qualified for financial assistance of some sort. It has a lot of positive to it, Allen said. People dont necessarily hear that, but once they come and they sit one on one, we can educate them. They see it through the systems themselves. They see that it really benefits them. At first, Griffis said most of the people she counseled were those who received letters that their current policies were being Counselors are here to help with Health Insurance Marketplace questions and guide you through the Health Insurance Marketplace and HealthCare.gov at the Bradford County and Union County health departments. canceled. She cited one example, though, in which things worked out for the better. I had one gentleman who was See HEALTH, 8B

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The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School audi torium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with children 3 and under admitted for free. Proceeds will help fund Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. 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.) Little Miss contestants are: Lily Barksdale, the 4-yearold daughter of Matt and Bran dyn Barksdale. She is sponsored by her parents, brother, Baba and Neena. Kenslee Phillips, a Keystone Heights Elementary School student who is the 6-year-old daughter of Dwayne and Krystie Phillips. She is sponsored by Charnelle Whittemore Realty and Apex Home Health Care. Junior Miss contestants are: Jaelyn Jackson, a sixthgrade student at Cornerstone Academy and the 12-year-old daughter of Britt and Jejetta Jackson. She is sponsored by Community State Bank of Starke. Muskaan Patel, a sixthgrade student at Bradford Middle School and the 10-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Simran Patel an eighthgrade student at Bradford Middle School and the 12-year-old daughter of Rocky and Smita Patel. She is sponsored by Best Western Starke and Americas Best Value Inn. Teen Miss contestants are: Bethany Bryan, an eighthgrade student at Bradford Middle School and the 13-year-old daughter of Glenda Wheeler. She is sponsored by Ideas on Hold, Capital City Bank and Starke Golf and Country Club. Ashley Harris, an eighthgrade student at Lake Butler Middle School and the 13-yearold daughter of David and Donna Harris. She is sponsored by The Shoppes at Thompson Street. Caitlain Morgan, a seventhgrade student at Northside Christian Academy and the 13-yearold daughter of Roy Morgan and Frances Barber. She is sponsored by her father. Ronda McCormick, a junior at Bradford High School and the 16-year-old daughter of Ronald and Tammy McCormick. She is sponsored by Pritchett Trucking. Miss contestants are: Kelsey Harrison, a student at Florida Gateway College and the 18-year-old daughter 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, F eb. 6, 2014 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Starts Friday, Feb. 7 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 7:05, 9:05 Sat, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05 Sun, 5:05, 7:05 Wed Thurs, 7:30EXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Kevin Hart inFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10 Sun, 4:50, 7:00 Wed Thurs, 7:15 PGLiam Neeson in The Lego Movie Ride Along received her family medicine training from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City and her fellowship training in geriatric medicine from the VA Medical Center in Gainesville. She received her medical degree from Terna Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India. Dr. Gupta will be joining the staff of facilities in Starke every Tuesday, Williston each Monday & Thursday, and Gainesville on Wednesday & Friday. Dr. Guptas husband is attending the University of Florida with a Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics ICU. The joy in the doctors lives is their toddler son. They are making their home in Gainesville, for hopefully a very long time! There is aNew Doc in Town!Were pleased to welcome to our staff! Complete Care. Close To Home Maegan Robinson Daisy Pyle Kelsey Harrison Ronda McCormick Lily Barksdale Kenslee Phillips Jaelyn Jackson Muskaan Patel Simran Patel Bethany Bryan Ashley Harris Caitlain Morgan12 to compete in Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Festof Richard and Tammy Harrison. She is sponsored by Royal Homes. Daisy Pyle, a high school senior who is dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College. She is spon sored by Mosley Tire, Gator II, Farm Supply, Starke Auto Repair and the Pyle Family. Maegan Robinson, a Vir ginia College student and the 20-year-old daughter of Mike and Amy Robinson. She is sponsored by her grandparents. Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website.Important info for Bradford Co. Fair...Register to be honored at Boy Scouts dinnerLennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. 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.

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won the championships of their respective weight classes: Shayne Kahakua-Lodivero in the 106 class, J.T. Griffis in the 113 class and Jarrai Forsyth in the 160 class. It was a relatively quick tournament for KahakuaLodivero, who pinned Bishop Kennys Ryan Timmons in 48 seconds in the 106 finals. The result was similar to all his other matches in the tournament pins that took little time. He probably spent no more than a minute and a half total on the mat, Adams said, adding, He was just going out there with a mission. Kahakua-Lodivero, a sophomore, improved to 27-7 on the year. Boasting a similar record is teammate Griffis, a sophomore who is 32-4. All four of Griffis losses have come against opponents who are ranked in the state. Griffis, who placed third at last years district meet, was one match away from the state finals last year. Adams said, I have high expectations hell place this year. A 12-9 win over Duval Charters Daniel Porter propelled Griffis one step closer to state. Griffis, who pinned all of his opponents leading up to the final match, has more heart than any wrestler hes ever seen, Adams said. The coach described Griffis as someone who makes no excuses for what goes wrong in a match. He merely watches video afterward and then does what he needs to do to fix it. I have high expectations hell place (at state) this year, Adams said. Forsyth is no stranger to the stage at state. The senior has qualified the last two years, so its probably no surprise that he seems to be on his way to a third appearance. His first step was winning the District 4 championship in the 160 class by pinning University Christians Daniel Folkner in 4:20. It was Forsyths third straight district championship. Hes handled expectations well, Adams said of Forsyth, who is 33-0 and seeded second at the state level in his weight class. Forsyth has a tough matchup waiting for him at the regional meet in Suwannees Shawn Brown, who is seeded number one in the state. However, Forsyth sounds as if hes not going to let anyone stand in his way of getting back to state. He had a disappointing showing last year due to illness and is determined to win it all this year. Adams said thats what Forsyth has been telling him every day. Joining the three district champions at the Region 1 meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at Jacksonvilles Bishop Snyder High School, are Brandon Funderburk and Blake Addison. Each placed third in his respective weight class. Funderburk, a senior who is 28-7, defeated Florida Deaf and Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B NOEGELS AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, WACwww.noegels.com ONL Y $900 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN PRICE REDUCED (904) 964-7555134 East Call Street Starke, FL Its Tax Time! 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Addison, who had two additional pins leading up to the consolation finals, has been good at soaking up everything he needs to know during his first year of wrestling. Adams said if Addison sticks with the sport, hell eventually be a state champion. Who makes it to this years state finals remains to be seen, but as you can probably tell, their coach has the utmost confidence in their abilities. They have his admiration as well. I love these boys with all my heart, Adams said. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School got the rematch it wanted, but in the end, it was Eastside coming out victorious again as Tyler Miller-Jones scored a pair of second-half goals in an approximate three-minute span to lift the host Rams to a 2-1 win over the Indians in a Class 2A boys soccer regional semifinal match on Feb. 4. We played well enough to win, Keystone head coach Trevor Waters said. It just didnt happen. Keystone (22-4-2) lost 1-0 to Eastside in the District 5 championship match, but the Indians went on the road and defeated Mount Dora 3-1 in the regional quarterfinals to return to Citizens Field and get another shot at the Rams. Miller-Jones, who scored the lone goal in the District 5 championship match, fired off a rocket of a shot after the firsthalf water break, but Keystone goalie Eric Wood was able to make a save. Approximately eight minutes later, the Indians Nacho Grimaldo passed the ball downfield to Wyatt Graziano, who launched a shot over the challenging goalie to put Keystone up 1-0. That would be the only score for the Indians, who were playing their second straight match without leading scorer Cory Hedding, who was out with a foot injury. Not an excuse, Waters said. Eastside played very well tonight. In the 57th and 60th minutes, Miller-Jones misfired on a couple of shot attempts. However, he found the mark in the 61st minute to tie the score before adding another goal in the 64th minute. Hes just a superstar, Waters said of Miller-Jones. He can play anywhere. Hes the fastest kid Ive ever seen play high school soccer in this area. Waters said he was proud of his teams effortnot just against Eastside, but also in the quarterfinals against Mount Dora. When you lose in the district finals, its very disappointing to the whole team, Waters said. Its very hard to come back and win that next game. Its so much easier if you win the finals. Then you come back, and youre on top of the world. This team showed me such great heart. Eastside (20-6) will host Bishop Moore for the Region 2 championship on Friday, Feb. 7. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.)Hawkins goals lift KHHS in quarterfinalsZach Hawkins scored all three goals in Keystones 3-1 win over host Mount Dora in the Class 2A boys soccer regional quarterfinals on Jan. 30. Hawkins moved from his outside mid position to take the injured Heddings striker position. He produced, scoring off of assists from Juan Grimaldo (2) and Shaw Fuller. It was the Indians first regional quarterfinal win since 2008. between two Eastside players. Juan Grimaldo (right) kicks 2-1 loss in the Class 2A regional Grimaldo had two assists in the matcha 3-1 over Mount Dora. Wyatt Graziano scored goal in the loss to Eastside. The Indians were making their in the regional 2008.

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Sullivan, Newmans to wed in MarchDear Editor: One thing is increasingly clear about elections these days voters overwhelmingly dislike negative campaigning and are troubled by its widespread use. In the Monitor two weeks ago, Keystone Vice Mayor Tony Brown kicked off his campaign for mayor by opening with a negative personal attack on his opponent, incumbent Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth. Brown stated his negative remarks and then closed by making the claim he was going to run a positive campaign. Well, it is already too late for that. Candidates should carefully consider that when negative campaigning aims at something outside what voters consider to be relevant and fair, the effect is likely to be just the opposite of what was intended. At the end of the day, a strong record of accomplishment is more important than negative remarks, and voters will be the final judges of what is fair and relevant in a political campaign. Terry Brant   Melrose 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, F eb. 6, 2014 CRIME DOESNT PAYBUT WE DO!REWARDS UP TO $3,000 CRIME DOESNT PAYBUT WE DO!P AID FOR BY THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE CRIME STOPPERS TRUST FUNDREWARDS UP TO $3,000R EMAIN ANONYMOUSCALL TOLL FREE S TOPPE RSSubmit a TIP ON-LINE at: www.F CCrimeStoppers.com Commercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling Most Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W. SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 WilliamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 www. CaptainsPartyRentals .com Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train 904-364-6128 Dear Editor: The headline in last weeks edition saddened me.   I found it puzzling that a personal matter should need to be discussed in such a public place, especially when I had no input in the article, given the fact that the editor phoned at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening and, receiving no return call, published anyway.   The events described therein arent necessarily truthful. It has been my pleasure to serve as the manager of the Keystone Heights Farmers Market for these last four years. I want to thank the city and the community for the opportunity to do so. It has been a wonderful experience. I have met a great group of people in the vendors and the public. The market has been successful because of Former farmers market manager says experience was a pleasure Dwell on accomplishments, not negativityto even deserve that title I must attempt to conserve what made America America. Hence, this little article. Historically, the words American and patriot were synonymous. Most without even thinking about it much and many would not have been able to express it with such eloquence, assented in heart with the words of Carl Schurz, My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. Today, however, we sheepishly allow a man on the world stage to apologize for being the greatest nation in the history of the world. Sure, we got some things wrong, but weve gotten a hell of a lot more right than all other nations combined. Our Greatest Generation saved most of the other nations and asked nothing in return; simply because it was the right thing to do. I apologize to my father, who was a part of those valiant men and women and died in 1970 by his own hand. In hindsight, I can see now that he suffered many years with what did not have a term then, post-traumatic stress disorder. Even though I have served in the military, I have not done enough to honor that generation of patriots or the ones before. My title question asks, where did all the Americans go? With the exception of the men and women who enlisted after Sept. 11, 2001, and only because, collectively, we will never know their names, and those four highly trained heroes in Benghazi, the last four average American patriots died on flight 93. Four men, all different, one Christian, one gay, one CEO and one Jewish, but all American, made the decision that if they were going to die or others on the ground were going to die, then it would be while on their feet fighting. We will never know for sure if they took the plane into the ground or the hijackers, getting their asses kicked, took it down, but we do know Muhammads dupes werent planning on an open field. After that day there was a surge of patriotism in America, but it was quickly squelched from the inside as the PC police, in the name of tolerance, told everyone that not all Muslims are terrorists. However well meaning this may have been, it defied the logic of no, but all the terrorists are Muslim, and the rest condone the actions with their deafening silence. Dear Editor: I confess I did not watch the State of The Union address (on Jan. 28). I couldnt stand to watch the dog return to its vomit again. For five long years we have watched this man spew his anti-American, treasonous vitriol, and, amazingly, we have allowed it to continue. Never mind if you call yourself Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, Christian, atheist, gay or straight; I believe, when asked our nationality, most say with some pride, American. But are we still? Francis Scott Key said America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, and we were when he penned those words. Men had sacrificed everything they had, including their lives, to form this country, and Mr. Key wrote those words after watching men again sacrifice to maintain it in 1814. These men all were patriots, and we were all taught in civics and history class, until recently, that to be patriotic was a good thing, that the Tea Party was a good thing. Yet today, those who attempt to identify with our forefathers with these terms are vilified. What is even more astounding is that many Americans dont even go as far as to call themselves such out of fear of nothing more than negative labels and rhetoric. Its just as well. If that is all it takes to stop you, then youre not up to the task of being a patriot. I have been no better. Ive simply called myself conservative, but Where did all the Americans go?Wendy Ann Sullivan of Starke and Gordon Newmans of Hampton announce their wedding. Wendy is the daughter of Ed and Janie Sullivan of Starke. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1985 and is a member of Madison Street Baptist Church. She is employed by the City of Starke. Gordon is the son of Don and Treva Newmans of Starke. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1980 and is a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church. He is employed by Dupont. The wedding is scheduled for March 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm at the Madison Street Baptist Church, where the reception will also be held. Family and friends are invited. I nt ernet C af e Hwy 301 S. Star keAcross from KOA904-964-3350 Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 6pm to Midnight Socials Letters editor@bctelegraph.com Gordon Newmans and Wendy SullivanTolerance, then, became the mantra. It became hip. It became cool. Once it became cool to illogically tolerate such a selfdefeating idea as to embrace people whose single passion is your destruction, the door was open; you must tolerate everything. And you must have that label of being tolerant. Without it, you cant get a job, youre socially shunned, your life is ruined without the beasts mark of tolerance. Then along comes a man from the shadows. A man of whom little was known. Oh, but he was a senator, some argue. A senator whose voting record stuck pretty close to safe issues; things that wouldnt draw attention. A man who spoke words of encouragement. Who promised openness and clarity while sealing all his past from view and answering direct questions with obfuscation. No matter how illogical it was to support such an unknown entity as this man was, it did not matter. The trap had been set. He was half black, and you had to be tolerant. So, here we sit, being tolerant sheep while he and his ilk destroy the Constitution and, with it, your freedom. Once the Constitution falls, America is gone. The Constitution is the heart of what we are; a constitutional republic. We were not designed to be a democracy, a majority ruled form of government, for two reasons: The majority is not always right (i.e., Jim Crow) and, as Rome discovered and now us, the majority soon figures out ways to vote themselves your stuff. This is not an American ideal. An American ideal is, Im responsible for me and mine, you are responsible for you and yours, and once weve taken care of that, well get together on our own to help each other; not waiting for someone to do it for you. It does not take a village to raise a child, it takes parents. The village is a cop-out way to get you to believe its society and the governments job to take care of you and yours. Where are all the Americans like Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, who when seeing that un-American idealists have taken over the plane and are hell bent on crashing that plane into your very way of life, stand up and decide were taking these bastards out and say, Lets roll? If I am wrong and all patriots are not gone, I leave you with a word of warning from the past, but this time the enemy is within: It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!Patrick Henry Thomas Rice Lawtey them. The vendors are some of the most creative, caring and committed people I have met, and, at the market, I have really come to know the wonderful people that live in the Lake Region. I will remain at the market as a vendor with my own business. I fully support the market and the city of Keystone Heights as it continues to operate the market. The market has an important role to play in the community. I hope you will continue to come to the market and visit me now that I will have more time to talk. Thank you for all your support and friendship. Love and best wishes, Cheryl Owen

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The District 5-4A boys basketball tournament, which is Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Despite a 14-0 run that began late in the third quarter, the Bradford High School girls basketball team could not overtake Santa Fe, losing 54-42 in the semifinals of the District 5-4A tournament on Jan. 30 at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville. Bradford (13-12) was the only area team to advance beyond the first round of districts, with Keystone Heights losing 40-33 to Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5 tournament and Union County losing 52-32 to Dixie County in the quarterfinals of the District 7-1A tournament. Tracey Kemp scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the second half. She had four points, a steal and two assists during the 14-0 run that pulled the Tornadoes to within 43-39. Santa Fe, though, was able to maintain a lead it held since early in the first quarter thanks to five points from Dymeria Clayton No area girls teams make regionals after 54-42 BHS lossUnion County High School is hosting this years District 7-1A tournament, which began this past Tuesday with Dixie County defeating Newberry 59-44. Dixie will now play top seed Chiefland on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. Third seed Union will play second seed Williston at 7:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m .BHS boys advance, KHHS season ends Tigers play district game Feb. 7and seven consecutive turnovers by Bradford late in the game. The Tornadoes, who were attempting to earn their third regional playoff appearance in four years, got off to a good start, with Kemp grabbing a defensive rebound and going the distance for the games first points. Mackenzie Gault took a pass from Nyasia Davis and scored on Meghan Woods (right) puts up a shot in the lane for Bradford. being hosted by Bradford High School, began this past Tuesday, with Bradford defeating Interlachen 47-44 and Keystone Heights losing 76-37 to Santa Fe. Two semifinal games will be played Friday, Feb. 7, with second seed P.K. Yonge playing third seed Santa Fe at 6 p.m. and fourth seed Bradford playing top seed Fort White at 7:30 p.m. The championship game will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. a layup to put Bradford up 4-0. After Bradford went up 5-3 on a free throw by Davis, the Raiders scored 13 of the games next 15 points to go into the second quarter up 16-7. Santa Fe benefited from the play of Tasha Robinson, who made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the first quarter. Santa Fe built a 23-11 lead, but the Tornadoes were able to pull within five. Kemp had two straight baskets, hitting a pull-up jumper after her own steal and later sinking a floater in the lane. Davis had a layup off of a Kemp inbounds pass, while Keshanna Ardley had a free throw to make the score 23-18. The Raiders increased their lead again and would go into the half up by 10 when Aprella Ford made a 3-pointer off of an inbounds pass as time expired. Bradford trailed by 18 when Faith Anderson was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. Anderson made all three free throws to make the score 43-28. Ardley knocked down a 3-pointer after a steal by Kemp before Kemp scored on a drive to the basket as the Tornadoes closed the quarter with eight straight points. Gault, with an assist from Kemp, scored on a layup before Kemp added a layup of her own in transition to pull Bradford to within 43-37. A layup by Davisset up by Kemps drive into the lanemade it a fourpoint game. The Tornadoes could get no closer. Santa Fe doubled its lead before Bradford committed turnovers on seven straight trips down the floor in the final 2:30. Davis finished the game with 13 points while Ardley and Gault had five and four, respectively. Anderson had three points, while Danique Hudson had two. Santa Fe would go on to lose 56-50 to P.K. Yonge in the Feb. 1 championship game. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.)BHS advanced with easy quarterfinal winBradford put itself into the district semifinals with a 62-33 win over Interlachen in a Jan. 28 quarterfinal game. The Tornadoes, who outscored the Rams 22-1 in the opening quarter, got a game-high 18 points from Kemp, while Davis poured in 15 points. Meghan Woods and Hudson scored eight and seven points, respectively, while Ardley had six. Gault added four points, while Anderson and Zahriah Collins each had two. Nyasia Davis works underneath the basket. Tracey Kemp (left) looks to dribble past Robinson in the

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 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 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! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: BradfordThomas Gerald Alderman, 52, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Vincent Banville, 55, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jonathan Tyrone Bass, 31, was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for battery and aggravated battery. Accoring to the incident report, the charges stem from an early November attack on neighbors after Bass and his girlfriend were asked to keep the noise down at their home. According to the report, Bass and Jeannetta Merriweather came over, and Bass started attacking the male victim. While the men were engaged outside, Merriweather kicked the front door open, and started attacking the female neighbor after throwing a child out of the way. Both males entered the house, and fighting ensued until Bass and his girlfriend fled the home. Police were not able to locate the two suspects that day, so warrant affidavits (sworn complaints) were forwarded to the State Attorneys Office for the charges. A warrant was issued for Merriweathers arrest at the end of December, and she was arrested Dec. 31. The warrant for Bass was issued several weeks later and he was arrested Feb. 1 with bond set at $60,000. Shamal Ike Battice, 28, of Ocala was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for grand theft auto and driving while license suspended or revoked. According to the arrest report, the Sheriffs Office received a BOLO for a stolen vehicle from Marion County that day, and while on patrol, received a call from the Hampton BP station that someone was panhandling for gas money. The description of the person and the vehicle matched the Marion County BOLO, but when deputies arrived, the suspect had left the store. A short time later Battice was spotted at Edwards Grocery on S.R. 100 in the 2009 Pontiac G6 and arrested. Battice apparently stole the vehicle from a car dealership in Ocala, according to a report in the Gainesville Sun. The Sun story said Battice, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, asked a salesman if he could look and sit in the Pontiac that was on the lot. The salesman assisted him into the vehicle, and then Battice locked the door and started the vehicle and drove away. Deputies in Marion and Alachua counties chased Battice, but decided to stop at their respective county lines and notify Bradford and other counties with the BOLO. Bond was set at $15,000. Thomas Albert Baugess, 24, of Starke, and Albert Cornelious Baugess, 45, of Starke were arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies and charged with battery. According to the arrest report, the father and son got into a verbal and physical argument with each other, with police called by another family member. Jajuan Akeem Biggiers, 26, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for three charges of possession of marijuana, two charges of selling marijuana, two charges of public nuisance crimes-storing drugs and for possession of drug equipment. According to the arrest report, the SPD Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment in Whispering Oaks in reference to an active narcotics investigation. Biggiers was inside the apartment along with several other people. Inside the apartment, police discovered the drugs, drug equipment and paraphernalia, and various amounts of cash and computer equipment. Bond for Biggiers was set at $35,000. Also arrested was Stevie Desue, 24, of Starke for giving false information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation. According to the report, Desue first told police his name was Floyd Barnes, until officers found a wallet in the apartment with ID showing his real name. Bond was set at $2,000 for Desue. The third person in the apartment could be facing charges at a later date through the State Attorneys Office. Latonya Nathalee Brown, 38, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police on a warrant for two charges of possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school and for two charges of selling crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified area-school. Bond was set at $80,000. Elizabeth Kasey Croft, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 30 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant from St. Johns County for probation violation. Kevin Roy Eldridge, 24, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Starke police for contempt of court. Deseree Jacqueline Evans, 30, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for probation violation. Allegra Cashun George, 39, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Bond was set at $15,000. Anthony Glenn Gravely, 62, of Starke was arrested Feb. 1 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. Bond was set at $2,000. Michael Wilson Hall, 52, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Nicholas Gray Harrison, 28, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 28 by Starke police for probation violation. Bond was set at $1,000. Donald Joe Herndon, 30, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Jeremy Alan Hicks, 35, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for sexual assault. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Harris Holley, 34, of Starke was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for possession of cocaine, marijuana, opium or a derivative, drug equipment and resisting an officer. According to the arrest report, Holley was at a residence in Lincoln City when agents with the drug task force went to the home to conduct surveillance due to complaints of possible drug activity. When they arrived, the front door was open, and as agents approached the front door, Holley fled out the back door before being apprehended on foot. In the home, agents observed various drugs and drug equipment, and obtained a search warrant to gather evidence. Holleys bond was set at $20,000. Mary Katherine Horsley, 40, of Starke was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $4,000. Horsley was also arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Gary Frank Horsley, 33, of New Port Richey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and felony larceny-grand theft. He was also arrested for failure to appear. According to the offense report, Horsley was involved in the theft of several items from a Bradford County residence at the end of July 2013. The items included a trailer with a Ford motor on it, two toolboxes and a Ford transmission. Some of the items ended up at Guide Metals on U.S. 301 north of Starke and sold for scrap metal. From video footage and records from Guide Metals, investigators were able to determine there were several people involved in selling the stolen items. Warrants for their arrests were issued, and Horsley was located Sunday during a traffic stop and arrested. Bond was set at $24,000. Earl Johnson, 21, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Carlos Leonard Jones, 20, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police on a warrant for larceny and fraud. According to the arrest report, Jones attempted to cash a fraudulent cashiers check from a credit union in Texas for $1,975 at a local convenience store in Starke last November. When the clerk called the credit union to verify the check, Jones left the store. Police were able to identify Jones from video surveillance from the store, but were unable to locate him at the time. Charles Edward Lee, 50, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Marion Tyrone Lee, 57, of Starke was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for possession of prescription drugs and two charges of possession of opium or derivative, possession of marijuana, all charges with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. According to the arrest report, Lee was arrested at the Keystone Heights BP on S.R. 100, and a search of him and his vehicle turned up $248 in cash, approximately 9.1 grams of marijuana and several pill bottles with Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Morphine Sulfate in them. Bond was set at $225,000. Bryant Steven Malcolm, 36, of Jacksonville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for felony probation violation. Austin Clarence Parkinson, 40, of Port Charlotte was arrested Jan. 29 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant. Bond was set at $765. William Levator Ryles, 30, of Gainesville was arrested Feb. 3 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. David Carlton Starnes, 40, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $75,000. Shantel Monique Sylvester, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Amber Briann Terrell, 28, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 31 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Regina Levise Tisdale, 39, of Lawtey was arrested Feb. 2 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $1,000. Amelia Dawn Wilkison, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 31 by Starke police for shoplifting. According to the arrest report, Wilkison was at the Family Dollar in Starke when she was observed by the manager removing tweezers and brownie packages from shelves and walking to the back of the store. She then went to the front of the store to leave, but the manager detained her and asked where she had put the tweezers. Wilkison said she put them on the shelf near the brownies, but when they walked to that part of the store, the manager observed her removing the tweezers from her jacket and placing them on the shelf. The police were called, and a box of brownie mix was also found in Wilkisons pants during her arrest. Bond was set at $500. Bryan Keith Williams, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 30 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Stephen David Wolfe, 42, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 28 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500.Keystone/Melrose Bobby Ray Channell, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 31 by Putnam deputies for a probation violation. Zackery Holman, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Feb. 2 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. William Jackson, 59, of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 3 by Clay deputies for DUI. Marcus McDaniel, 27, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 30 by Putnam deputies for sexual battery. Donald Shadd, 31 of Lake Butler was arrested Feb. 1 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana.UnionBrandi Michael Norsworthy, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Christina Mae StalnakerRobinson, 29, of Lake City was arrested Jan. 29 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, StalnakerRobinson got into a verbal and physical altercation with her boyfriend at a home on West C.R. 18 in Union County. She left the home and was walking toward Columbia County on C.R. 18 when the boyfriend came in his vehicle to bring her back. She began to hit, shove and slap him again on the side of the road, so he left without her. She was then picked up later by a deputy after UCSO was called and returned to the home before being charged with battery. Three juveniles, ages 13, 15 and 17, were arrested Jan. 28 by Union deputies and charged with burglary, larceny and petit theft. According to the arrest reports, the juveniles broke into several vehicles in January in Lake Butler and stole various items, including cash, a Walmart gift card and an iPad. A fourth juvenile, age 14, was arrested Jan. 28 for failure to appear, and apparently was involved with the vehicle break-ins, too.Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union t Crime t

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Prior to retirement, Mr. Maxwell had owned and operated Maxwell Insurance Agency in Jacksonville and had been very active with the Gideons International. He was a longtime resident of Keystone Heights and member of the Keystone Heights First Baptist Church prior to moving to Jacksonville where he attended The Jacksonville Assembly Church. Mr. Maxwell is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeane. Survivors are: his wife of 20 years, Misty (Thompson) of Jacksonville; one daughter, Sharon Maxwell (Tim) Hill of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Mark (Lori) Maxwell of Keystone Heights; one step daughter, Alyssa (Brandon) McElroy of Jacksonville; and nine grandchildren, Morgan, Madyson, Miriah, Sawyer, Sharidan, Alice, Ava, Anna, and Ariel. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Jacksonville Assembly Church, 6350 Old Kings Road N, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Graveside services followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 104, Starke, FL 32091 Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARYAlice McKinneySTARKEAlice Mae McKinney, 100, of Starke died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 27, 1913 in Pictures, N.Y. to the late Ray and Mattie (Elsworth) Wheelock. She was raised a Methodist and moved to Starke in 1975 from Jacksonville. Prior to retirement she worked as a bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington McKinney and is survived by her close friend and caregiver Marty Anderson of Richmond Hill, Ga. Interment will be at a later date in Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke.Robert SmithHAMPTONMr. Robert Earl Smith, age 88, of Hampton passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Windsor Manor following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Hawthorne to the late Kirby and Pearl (Gay) Smith. Robert was a member of the First Christian Church of Starke and served in the United States Army during World War II. Prior to retirement he worked for E.I. Dupont as an equipment operator. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Elaine Colson Smith; sister, Dorothy Dee Bourgeois; brothers, Kirby Shi Smith and Bernard Smith. Survivors are: his son, Robert Andrew Andy Smith of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the First Christian Church in Starke on Feb. 1. Interment followed in Santa Fe Cemetery with Pastor Charles Soper and Pastor John Faulkner officiating. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARYRobert StricklandMELROSERobert Dean Bobby Strickland, 79, of Melrose, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 following a brief illness with his wife of 51 years by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He served in the United States Navy and worked for the family business, Economy Printing, until his retirement in 2000. He is survived by: his wife, Sherry Margaret Strickland of Melrose; sons, Robert (Michelle) Strickland of Jacksonville, Tim (Deborah) Strickland of Keystone Heights and Joseph (Emily) Strickland of Tampa; four sisters; and two grandsons. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11:00 a.m., at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following at Community Church of Keystone Heights in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Church of Keystone Heights, 345 SE Palmetto Avenue, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 or to Haven Hospice, The Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Funeral with Burial20 Ga. 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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 d Obituaries d Johnnie BrownSTARKEJohnnie Bell Brown, 82, of Starke died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Shands at the University of Florida. She was born in White County, Tenn. on Jan. 17, 1932 to the late John Price and Lena Bell Stover. She has been a resident of Bradford County most of her life. She was a seamstress and worked for Big Dad Sewing Factory for ten years. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Earl Cecil Padgett of 17 years and Shy Brown of 24 years; and her brothers, Jack and Buddy Price. She is survived by: daughters, Linda (Roy) Bryant, Shirley Clark and Patty (Rocky) Thompson all of Starke; sons, David (Judy Thornton) Padgett of Starke and Brad Brown of Milton; sisters, Ruby Hasbrouck, Jeannie Stover and Sue Howard all of Orlando; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 5, at Archie Tanner Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Marvin Sellers officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke.Timothy BryanTimothy BryanSTARKEMr. Timothy Alan Timmy Bryan, age 52, of Starke passed away on Saturday, 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, 2 pm at the Church of God in Lawtey.PAID OBITUARYDeborah ChaseKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Deborah Debbie Thomas Chase, 55 of Keystone Heights died Tuesday, Jan., 28, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Middleburg following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville, Oct. 30, 1958 and became a resident of Keystone Heights in 1998. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors are: her husband of 24 years, David H. Chase;children, Robert Adkinson, Lisa Jones, and Crystal Wilson all of Jacksonville; sisters, Deloris Lane of Valdosta, Ga. and Diane Jones of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Frankie FrazierSTARKEFrankie M. Frazier, 68, of Starke died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Shands Medical Center Gainesville. Born in Williston, on Oct. 2, 1945 and moved to Starke. She was a member of Church of God by Faith in Starke and was a homemaker. She is survived by: sons, Steven G. Frazier, Levern Frazier, Ronnie Frazier, Everett Frazier all of Starke, and Todd Jerome Frazier of Gainesville; brothers, David Hadley of Starke, and Preston Lee Williams of Avondale; sisters, Feenie Mae Turner, Estella Brookins, Minnie P. Jones and Mary J. Jones all of Starke; 36 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Church of God by Faith in Starke with James E. McKnight, Eulogist. Interment will be held in Clark Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family hour 2-3:00 p.m., Friends 3 -7:00 p.m. Viewing also held 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Frankie Mae Frazier at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.Earnest Jones, Jr.KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Earnest Leonard Jones, Jr., Keystone Heights, 81, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at North Florida Regional Hospital following a long illness. Leonard Jones was born on Nov. 2, 1932 to Earnest Leonard, Sr. and Mattie Futch Jones in Orlando. Leonard owned and operated Leonards Outboard Shop for 48 years. He also served in the United States Navy and spent several years in Law Enforcement as a State Trooper for the Florida Highway Patrol, Deputy for the Clay County Sheriffs Department and Chief of Police for the City of Keystone Heights. Leonard was very active in the community and was a life-long member and held many offices in the Keystone Heights Lions Club and was also a member of the American Legion. Leonard also served for many years as the Director of Clay County Civil Defense. He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Sharon McGraw Jones; his brother, Ted (Pat) Jones of Jacksonville; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Heptinstall and Christy (Ronnie) Harper; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremiah) Groff, Rebecca Chapman, Renee Potter and Matt Heptinstall; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Potter, Breanna HeptinstallRicks, Lauryn Potter, Hayden Groff, Blake Chapman and Haylee Groff all of Keystone Heights; his adopted son, Mike (Debbie) Taylor of Jacksonville and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many very dear friends. A Celebration of Leonards life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 1:00 pm at the Keystone Heights Lions Club. The family invites each of you to speak a few words or share any of your stories or memories concerning your relationship with Leonard at the Celebration. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keysone Heights. 352-473-3176. www.jonesgallagherfh.comPAID OBITUARYSanford MaxwellSanford MaxwellJACKSONVILLEMr. Sanford Albert Sam Maxwell, age 87, of Jacksonville passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at the St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 19, 1926 to the late Cecil and Ossie (Forsythe) Maxwell and had served in the United States Army Air force. Clyde R. Pa-Pa Johns August 20, 1916 January 21, 1994 One of the last true country   gentlemen. He shared what he had with neighbors and loved ones. Always had a   smile. He was a great reflection of his Lord and   Savior, Jesus Christ. Not   perfect, but praise God, forgiven. He shared the gospel also through bluegrass   gospel music. His testimony song was, Im Using My   Bible for a Road Map, with   the last line he sang, My last stop is heaven some sweet day. My Pa-Pa made   that day 20 years ago. I will see him soon because   of his Christ-like influence   on me. Another song he sang, The Old Crossroads. In this song the question is   asked, Which road are you going to take? I made   the most important decision I   could make because of his testimony: Thats to truly follow Christ. How about   you? In Memory

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a single man in his 60s, Griffis said. He was paying $1,400 a month with an individual policy. He was able to enroll in the Marketplace for $400. He had $1,000 a month in savings. He might have been a little bit upset about his cancellation, but he did not have any days of being uninsured. We enrolled him into a policy with no gaps in coverage. Griffis cited another example in which a woman thought she had talked to a Marketplace representative, who said she and her family could get a policy for $800-plus a month. That was simply too much money. The woman has a part-time job, while her husband recently went on unemployment. They support two young children, one of which has some health issues. As it turned out, the woman had not spoken to a Marketplace representative, but with a Florida Blue agent. The woman, at her sisters insistence, went to talk to Griffis and Allen. She and her family were able to get a policy for $28.33 a month when factoring in financial assistance. She came in tears and left very happy, Allen said. Griffis said youll hear people talk about high deductibles that come with Marketplace plans, but she said that really depends upon what level of plan you enroll in. For example, someone might qualify for a Bronze-level plan that has a monthly premium of $110, but a deductible of $6,000. However, if that person can afford to pay $257 a month, they could possibly get a Platinum-level plan that has no deductible. So, just what are the different levels of plans? They are defined by the percentage of the plans medical benefits they cover. Bronze and Silver plans pay 60 and 70 percent of costs, respectively, with Gold and Platinum paying 80 and 90 percent, respectively. Bronze plans will have the lowest monthly premiums, but higher deductibles and outof-pocket costs. Premiums increase, but deductibles and out-of-pocket costs decrease, as you move up to each successive level. Again, the original premium can be lowered if one qualifies for advanced premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. To be eligible for advanced premium tax credits, which can be applied directly to monthly premiums, the household income of an individual or family must fall between 100-400 percent of the federal poverty level. Some examples of incomes qualifying for tax credits are: Family of four: $23,550$94,200; Family of three: $19,530$78,120; Family of two: $15,510$62,040; Individual: $11,490$45,960. Cost-sharing reductions can be used to lower out-of-pocket costs for deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments, but are available with Silver-level plans only. Since the HealthCare.gov website is functional, Griffis encourages people to log on and see the types of plans that are available before creating an application. By remaining anonymous and entering some general information, a person or family can see the types of plans theyd be eligible for. Go to the websites home page and click on See plans before I apply. Please keep in mind that if you see Griffis or Allen to set up a Marketplace account and to enroll in a plan, you do not have to discuss your medical history. We do not ask any medical questions, Griffis said. You cannot be denied for preexisting conditions anymore. That is just a wonderful benefit. All Griffis and Allen can do is show you what plans your eligible for. It is up to the individual and/or family to decide whats best for them or if they even want to enroll in a Marketplace plan. Were not agents, Allen said. Theres no commission or benefits for us. Well, there are benefits, but they are in the form of seeing someone be able to obtain more affordable insurance or seeing someone who was previously uninsured now be enrolled into a plan. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Florida is one of the hotter places in the United States when it comes to turkey hunting, and the reason for it is the Osceola wild turkey.   It is one of the four turkeys a hunter must bag to score the coveted grand slam of turkey hunting, which consists of also bagging the following wild turkeys: Rio Grande, Merriams and Eastern. All of the other targeted sub-species of turkeys cover a relatively broad area, but the Osceola is located only on the Florida peninsula. As a matter of fact, the northern boundaries of Bradford, Union and Clay counties are considered the geographical habitat boundary between the Eastern wild turkey to the north and the Osceola to the south. So with very little travel, a hunter can claim one half of the grand slam honor. When it comes to Talking turkey: the Osceola and hitting the grand slamThis turkey taken by Russell Norman illustrates the black and white feather bands on the wings that essentially distinguish the Eastern sub-species from the Osceola turkeys. Bailee Sheppard bagged an 8-point deer this hunting season, and now she is showing off her recent caught in a small pond distinguishing between the two sub-species, there is no better authority than Dr. Thomas A. Webber, the collections manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History.   Additionally, Webber holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida. Webber generally describes the Osceola turkey as slightly smaller, with longer legs, longer spurs, darker coloration and more distinct white bands on the wing feathers. Actually, the Osceola is considered the smallest subspecies of wild turkey.   The clearest distinction between the two is the black and white bands on the wing feathers.   The Osceola has much more black than the Eastern.   As a matter of fact, the white bands on the Osceola are much less distinct and do not make a clear continuous band across the feather. These differences are very difficult to determine on the northern habitat boundary of Union, Bradford and Clay counties.   However proceeding south as far as Orlando, the characteristics are much clearer.   The reason for the difficulty along the recognized border is due to hybridization.   T o facilitate this distinction, hunters consider turkeys shot in Union, Bradford, and Clay counties to be Osceolas.   Contrastingly, birds shot in Nassau, Baker or Columbia counties to the north are considered to be Eastern turkeys. In talking to some avid turkey hunters, the ambition of a grand slam seems to bring more hunters to Florida than taking Floridians to other places.   Lamar Williams, Russell Norman and Jeff Fitts have shot the two local sub-species, but have not traveled west for the other two sub-species. However, Norman does take advantage of the trend by swap hunting.   Norman makes contact with hunters who want to bag an Osceola turkey and agrees to host them during the season. In return, they agree to host him in their northern/western homes to hunt their big deer.Outdoors outlookHunting season continues to wind down, with squirrel, quail, rabbits and hogs being the only hunting targets that remain open. Spring turkey season will open during the second and third weeks of March. Crosshorn Ministeries is timing its March meeting (Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at the Starke Golf and Country Club) appropriately by having Lamar Williams as its guest speaker.   W illiams, of course, will build his subject around turkey hunting. The inconsistent fish bite locally is certainly due to the inconsistent weather trends.   Regardless, spring is around the corner, and the bass and bream will be fanning their beds soon. There are already reports of bass fanning on the west side of Lake George, where the warm spring runs dump into the St. Johns. One thing that is consistent, at least with last summer, is the amount of local precipitation. Gary Simpson indicates that Orange Lake can now be accessed by most of the major boat launches, and a lot of fishermen anticipate it producing some good bass by this summer if the trend continues. Bailee Sheppard and her father, Clint Sheppard, were just practice casting in a backyard pond, and she ended up landing the nice bass in the accompanying photo. So the large females will continue to bite even is they are not spawning. The best inland saltwater bet at this time is probably sheepshead on the east coast.   Bridge pilings, rocks and oyster beds have been providing a good consistent bite. The toothy creatures are hard to hook, however.   One humorous, but interesting, suggestion is to set your hook a little before you feel them.   Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com, or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. HEALTHContinued from 1B The benefit is to know that we have helped someone, Allen said. One does not need to go through the Marketplace to obtain an insurance policy, but all policiesin meeting Affordable Care Act guidelinesmust cover what are deemed the 10 essential health benefits: Ambulatory patient services; Emergency services; Hospitalization; Maternity and newborn care; Mental health and substance use disorder services (including behavioral health care); Prescription drugs; Rehablilatative services and devices; Laboratory services; Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; Pediatric services, including oral and vision care; pediatric oral services may be provided by stand-alone plan. Open enrollment through the Marketplace is open through March 31. To schedule an appointment with Griffis, whose office is at the Bradford County Health Department, call 904-964-7732 (extension 1603). To schedule an appointment with Allen, whose office is at the Union County Health Department, call 386-496-3211. For more information, you may also call the Marketplace call center at 800-318-2596 or visit the website www. healthcare.gov.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B NoticesEQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. AuctionsAUCTION SUNDAY, FEB 9TH@12:12PMPreview @ 11am MOONSHIN ERS GRILL&STILL 1103 South Walnut St Starke, FL 32091 I-10 to US 301 South. Approx 26 miles Liquidation of All Res taurant Equipment & Furnishings Info & Pictures Website LMANE.BEASLEY,CAI 904-631-1886 AB1441 AU-1775 BEASLEYAUCTION EERS.COM SAT. GUN AUCTION FEB 8/14, Keystone Heights Lions Club, 915 Orchid Ave, Preview 8:30 am, Auction 10:00 am, 70 plus guns, all makes & models of Shot Guns, Bags, Bass Boat, Paddle Boats, Boat Trailer, Jet Ski on trailer, Sand Blaster, Small Welder, Heavy Duty Chipper, various tools. Check Keystone Auction Service website at www.auctionzip.com for pictures & full listing. Food / Sodas Available, Cash/Checks id/Visa/MC/ Debit Card. 12% Buy ers Premium & Tax, 2% BP Discount with cash/ check. Info 352-283-6297 AB#1648, AU#2225. Motor Vehicles & Accessories$CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFESSIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq .ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. Mobile Home For SaleNORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sun days 11-4, Hwy 441 North (1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES. CASH!! Paid im mediately. 904-259-4663. NEW 2014 28x80 HUGE 4 BEDROOM LIVE OAK HOME $59,900. Set up, A/C, steps, & skirt ing included. Call 904259-4663. Waynefriermacclenny.com. BRAND NEW 3 BEDROOM 28x60 DOUBLEWIDE $49,900 Includes Setup, AC, Steps, and Skirting 904-259-4663, waynefri ermacclenny.com. USED SWMH, GREAT SHAPE, METAL ROOF, $9900 Setup & Delivered 904-259-4663. LAND/HOME PACKAGES, 3 Bedroom on 2Acres$59,900, 4 Bedroom on 1Acre $64,900 Remodeled w/ New AC & Appliances. 904-259-4663. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386697-6209. WHY BUY A REPO? When you can buy a brand new 2014 28x60 Doublewide for $43,968 include de livery, set-up, a/c, skirting and steps. No gimmicks Call Matt 352-378-2453. For RentCLEAN 2 & 3 BR HOUSES & MH IN STARKE & KEY STONE HTS. Available in Mid Feb. & March from $500.-$700/mo.Some Lakefront, includes lawn & maintenance call 352478-8321. M/H, CLEAN 2BR/1BA WITH ADDITION. 1 acre fenced, on paved road. Possible Purchase 352475-3094 or 352-2351143. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. 2BR/ 1 BA. CH/A. VERY CLEAN. LARGE YARD With Lawn maintenance provided. $450/mo. Plus deposit. 904-364-8135. 2 STORY ROUND HOUSE. 3BR/2BA. w /detached carport. Over 2,000 sq. ft. Paved drive, lawn care and pest control provided. Recently remodeled. $600 security deposit, $1,100/mo. Union Co. area, 386-965-3363. Con veniently located between Lake Butler, Lake City, Gainesville. AVAILABLE MARCH 1st. 3BR / 2BA M/H IN EX CELLENT CONDITION, CH/A, Shown by Appoint ment, Service animals only $650/mo plus de posit.352-473-0464 HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2BR/2BA MH on 1 acre, close to town, $525/mo. plus deposit. Call 352475-6260. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wide, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lakefront. De posit required. Call 678438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. UNFURNISHED 2 BR/2 FULL BATH DW MH, on Santa Fe River, Worthing ton Springs. $650/month. Call 386-496-2030. LARGE MOBILE HOME 3/2 single wide mobile home on about 1 acre of land. $450 monthly, plus deposit. Call home 904-964-6445, cell 352317-3756. HOUSE on Lake Geneva. 2B/1BA,CH/A,$600/mo. $500 deposit. Call 904955-8262. 2BR /1.5 BA CH/A single wide in Starke outside City limits. $475/mo $475 deposit. 352-235-6319 3BR / 2BA CH/A SW in Starke outside city limits. $550/mo $550/security Call 352-235-6319. Yard SaleHUGE GARAGE SALE 3rd Annual Methodist Church Youth Fundraiser .Sat February 8th 7 Am 12 Pm 200 N Walnut St. By BIG YARD SALE FRI & SAT 8 am. to 4 pm. 15116 N County Rd 229, Raiford. LADIES CLOTHES, HATS, Purses, Shoes, Belts, Jewelry Box, Jewelry Col lectables & Etc. Sat Only 8-1 Community State Bank. YARD SALE SAT 9am 2pm, Household items, furniture, clothes & ect. CASH ONLY. Located at 16684 NE 19th Ave, Starke. Lake Butler Yard SalesYARD SALE AT LULU COM MUNITY CENTER, Sat Feb 8th, 8am 3pm (IN SIDE). WantedI BUY PINES,SMALL FENCE POST SIZE, No Large equipment destroy ing your land, also we do thining, good pay. Please NO less than 100 trees. Call 386-758-1993 or 386-965-1833. For SaleBANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. GUN SHOW / STARKE, BRADFORD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, Feb. 8th & 9th, Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 Bring tour GUNS to sell or trade, Concealed Weapons Classes Daily, GunTraderGunShows. com 352-359-0134. Personal ServicesBLACK MALE NEW TO AREA, who would like to meet a single women ages 30-50. Call 904568-3552. CLARK FOUNDATION REPAIRS, INC. Correc tion of termite & waterdamaged wood & sills. Leveling & raising Houses / Buildings. Pier Replace ment & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small de molition jobs. Free Esti mates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. Help WantedFAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health currently looking for pro fessional, caring, depend Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-374-4409 or reno.harrison @familylif ecare.com BRADFORD TERRACE 808 S. Colley Rd. Starke, FL 32091. Is now accepting applications ferred. Apply in person or fax resume to 904-9641497. DFWP. EOE. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. LPN F/T & PRN (Night Shift), For a small acute care critical access hospi tal, located in Lake Butler, Fl. 2 Years experience, Fl. Licensed. Please visit our wed site www.lake out an application. PH 386-496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax 386-496-2105. DRIVERS DEDICATED REGIONAL CDLA. .39 cpm! Great benefits! Medical, Dental, 401k, etc. Mileage and Re tention bonuses! Home weekly. 2 yrs TT exp. req. 2500 weekly mile target. Call Gil 855-205-2171. HELP WANTED; RETAIL COUNTER SALES, FT position-40 plus hours. Applicant should have High School Diploma. Must have Retail Sales exp. and basic knowedge of the computer. Lake Butler Farm Center Phone Number 386-4963921. Fax Number 386-496-1294. Email address: farm538@ windstream. Net. SMALL ENGINE MECHAN IC Nice Shop, all the tools, well established place to live. Located in Lake Butler. Please call Ray at 386-496-8431. CAMP KEYSTONE IS HIRING: FULL TIME POSI TIONS, Guest Services Director, Food Services at Holiness Center, Visit http://salvationarmyca reers.com/ search under location Fl, Starke. THE BRADFORD COUNTY Road Department is currently accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator at a pay rate of $11.00 per hour. A minimum Class B CDL license is required. A pieces of heavy equip ment will be conducted during the interview pro cess, passing this test is required. Applications along with a detailed job description and require ments may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department, 812 B North Grand Street, Starke, FL 32091 or county website www. deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February. 13, 2014. The Bradford Coun ty Road Department is an Equal Opportunity Em ployer. For all inquiries, please call 904-966-6243. RETAIL SALES/CASHIER POSITION AVAIABLE, apply at Gator II Farm Supply. South of Starke on Hwy 301. HS Diploma required. PT STAFF NEEDED TO WORK W / DISABLED in Home and Commu nity. $8.50/hr, 1 Yr. Exp. Required Must be able to pass Background Screen ing. Call 904-966-2100. Seeking Licensed FL Mental Health Professional for work with youth in an out patient SA, AM, and MH treatment program. Masof 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: ap proximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail DRIVER NEEDED TO DRIVE ELDERLY to doctors, shopping and misc. Please Call 904964-7953. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City of Starke will be accept ing applications for the position of Part Time Senior Account/Financial Advisor. This is an exempt part-time position, which involves a highly skilled individual who can multitask in various functions. This position is respon sible for assisting the City Clerk and Finance Director in various ac counting and financial advisory tasks in the Finance Department. Minimum qualifications consist of considerable knowledge of office practices and proce dures; ability to make decisions in accordance with departmental rules, regulations, and policies; knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, MUNIS and other software ap plications; accounting and financial advisory ex perience needed. Must have at least a 4 year degree in account ing or 5 years experi ence in a municipal or governmental account ing/finance department. This position works di rectly for the City Clerk. The starting sal ary will depend on level of experience. Do not contact the City of Starke directly. For additional infor mation, view the job description and com plete an application contact Florida Works, 819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, FL (904) 9648092. TRUCK DRIVERS NEED ED, Local Haul, must have Class A CDL, 24 yrs or older, have good driving record and one year exp. 386-496-2251 or apply online at www. FT/PT STAFF WANTED to work with males and females with disabilities in Starke/Lawtey area. Must meet State reqs and possess a positive attitude. Call 904-964progressionservices@ gmail.com. (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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 Jarmons ORNAMENTAL CONCRETE 2000 N. Temple Ave Hwy 301 North Starke 904-964-8092 www.CareerSourcencfl.com Bs Boutique(904)966-0020Hwy 301 N. Starke BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 visit D URRANCE PUMP 964-7061QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 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 Out of Area Classifieds seeks to adopt. Financially secure, loving and caring household. Expenses paid. Call or text Jodi 609-770-1255, or visit www.jodi2adopt.webs. com/ Adam Sklar #0150789 North Port, Florida February 13 World Class Hunting Development Potential 800-504-3010 National Auction Group, Inc. Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3422 in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-OnlineEducation.com Get F AA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-7419260 www. FixJets.com earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.co m EOE Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-3681964 4.64 acres, only $44,800. Beautifully wooded 4.64 acre estate with picturesque rolling mountain views. Ideally located at end of quiet country road with no traffic. Enjoy privacy along with peace & quiet. Build when you are ready. All underground utilities: water, electric, fiber optic cable. Excellent financing. Perfect for weekend mtn cabin or year-round residence. Call now 866-952-5303, x 146 DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/ month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/ month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-9806193

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10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 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 Please include a phone number. We can call you back for credit card info. Valentines Day messagesare something unique & special!Dont miss sending yours to that special someone... win a from one of local merchants!