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PAGE 1 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 352-473-2210 Fax 352-473-2210 Worth Noting Melrose Memorial Day Melrose will observe Memorial Day at the ELiam Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Chief Master Sgt. Don Pettyjohn. The Rev. Ken Herring will offer the invocation. Keystone Heights Memorial Day The Keystone Heights Memorial Day service will be held at noon, at the Veterans Memorial Pathway within the Keystone Heights Cemetery. The speaker will be Sgt. Nichole Edwards of the Florida National Guard. Pastor A.G. Broome of Brooker will offer the invocation. Other participants will include members of American Legion Post 202, the Keystone Heights High School Cadet Corps color guard, Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets Riders, members of AMVETS Post 86, the Girl Scouts, Keystone Heights Mayor Tony Brown and City Manager Terry Suggs. Following the ceremony, American Legion Post 202 will host an open house with refreshments. For more information call Joan Jones at 904-894-8411. Soccer try-outs The Keystone Youth Soccer U13/U14 competitive travel soccer team will be holding tryouts for the 2014-2015 season. Any player under the age of 14 on July 31, 2014 is eligible. Try-outs will be at Twin Lakes Park, 6065 Twin Lakes Road, on Saturday, May 31 beginning at 9 a.m. Please arrive 30 minutes early to stretch and register. For more information call 352-2350393. Lake Region Monitor Lake Region Monitor USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, May 22, 2014 42 nd Year 3 rd Issue 75 CENTS FLEMING ISLAND-Fourthgraders from Keystone Heights High School placed third out of 22 teams at the 2014 Clay County Math Field Day on May 17 th at Fleming Island High School. More than 500 students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades represented 25 different elementary schools from all over Clay County. Events included a math relay, word problems, a multiple choice quiz and The Huddle where all seven team members worked to solve 18 problems in 45 minutes or less. An additional event was not included in the team score, but was used to determine the best member of each team. In this individual assessment of 30 multiple choice questions, Riley Draney was the teams winner. The Keystone team was coached by Kenny Seneca. The Keystone Heights Elementary School 4th Grade Math Team: In front is Riley Draney. In back (l-r) are Noah Velez, Caleb Moncrief, Christopher Anderson, Ryan Krahn, Jack Lewandowski, Coach Kenny Seneca, and Victoria Ketch. Luke Snider (not pictured) was the team alternate. Keystone 4 th graders take 3 rd at math competition Clay commission works on special events ordinance Stewart wants no repeat of Ham Jam BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor GREEN COVE SPRINGSClay County commissioners sent a special events ordinance back to committee after Commissioner Chereese Stewart said she wanted more measures in the pending law to reduce traffic congestion and noise levels during large events. Commissioners first started looking into an ordinance that Tax collector moving Keystone KEYSTONE HEIGHTSThe Clay County Tax Collector will have a new home in Keystone Heights on May 27. Tax Collector Jimmy Weeks is moving the operation to Suite 10 of the Keystone Village Square Shopping Center. The retail center is located at 7380 S.E. 100. It is also home to Hitchcocks Grocery and Family Dollar. Weeks said moving to the new location will offer more parking, greater accessibility for handicapped patrons and more convenience overall for the community. Lake Region Financial planner: 56 percent say they dont save enough BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor KEYSTONE HEIGHTS A Lake Region financial adviser gave Keystone Heights business leaders a primer on financial planning during the May meeting of the Keystone-Lake Area Business Association. Dana Marcus, a financial adviser with Capital City Banc Investments, cited a Federal Reserve analysis that said 56 percent of American households Camp Montgomery gets new director KEYSTONE HEIGHTSTerry Patterson has been appointed as Montgomery Presbyterian Centers new executive director. Patterson was born in Clifton Forge, Va. in 1964. His father worked and retired from CSX and his mother was a registered nurse. Patterson holds an undergraduate degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from West Virginia University and dual masters degrees from North Carolina State University in Parks and Recreation Administration and KH mom drives through Starke to cut drive time to Jacksonville Commuter Profile See EVENTS, 2A See MOVE, 2A See PLANNER, 2A BY JAMES WILLIAMS Special to the Monitor Summer Shepherd typically gets up at 6 a.m. each workday and is out the door by 6:45. Shepherd works in Jacksonville, and like many--perhaps most-Lake Region residents, she is a commuter. By about 7:40 a.m. one day last week, she was in Baldwin. She is also a mother of two. Some days the kids get up early, but most days her husband Daniel gets the kids breakfast; gets them dressed and off to school and picks them up again at the end of the school day. Daniel also commutes-to Starke. He does most of the cooking too, Shepherd said. Although once or twice a week I cook dinner after I get home. Were pretty good about sharing the household chores. It takes Shepherd one hour and ten minutes to get to her Jacksonville workplace, Inky Fingers, a Riverside digital design house and print shop. Shepherd works there as a graphic designer. She is on the road a minimum of two hours and twenty-minutes each day, round trip, or about 13 hours a week, an extra week of work related hours each month. All told, thats almost three extra months of work related hours per year. About once or twice a month, she said, a traffic accident or other road closure stops traffic, usually in Jacksonville, and she can sit still or crawl bumper to bumper for up to an additional hour per event. Shepherd is not a Jacksonville transplant who moved to the Lake Region but still yearns for the city. In fact, she grew up in Florahome and graduated from Keystone Heights High School. She is also on Facebook. Her FB friends have followed her history over the last few years as she applied for various jobs and then lost or left them. Money and supporting the family was almost always the primary issue. The reason I dont try to get jobs in Gainesville is because I can get about four dollars more per hour in Jacksonville, Shepherd said. In Gainesville, youre competing with too many art and design students who have no kids and will work for little or nothing. Prior to her present job, she worked at a Jacksonville print house and was the only graphic designer in the shop. It got a little lonely. She changed to her present employer where she enjoys the company of other designers and more challenging design projects. She says she is much happier now. She also cut 10 to 15 minutes off her drive, or about an hour and a half each week, she said, but thats not why she changed jobs. It was the family budget that led her to get a new car when she first started working in Jacksonville about two years ago. Today, she drives a 2011 Honda Insight, a hybrid. As is, she still spends $50 to $60 per week on gas. She is very particular about where she gasses up. She shops in Jacksonville, where she says gas is ten cents cheaper per gallon than in the Lake Region. She is also particular about her route. She used to take S.R. 21 north through Middleburgh and Orange Park, to I-295 as many Keystone Heights commuters do. Instead, Shepherd said, she takes S.R. 100 to Starke and then U.S. 301 to I-10. There are more traffic lights and more traffic going up S.R. 21, she said. When she used that route it took her an hour and a half to get to work, three hours round trip. As she has come to know Jacksonville a little better over the last few years, she can dodge traffic slowdowns by getting off I-10 and taking Normandy Boulevard to U.S. 301. She listens to radio traffic updates as she travels. In the morning, she has time to wake up on the way to work, and after work, she has time to shake the office out of her system and get back into mommy mode while driving home. Listening to the radio is not all she does as she drives. She also talks on her handsfree phone: to her friends for a daily update on what they all did last night; or to her mother for some motherdaughter bonding. She checks in by phone to see if the kids are on track and getting their homework done. She calls her husband to go over their dinner menu. She does not, however, text while driving unless shes stuck in a traffic jam. The drive definitely affects her moods, Shepherd says. She notes that she encounters road rage behavior fairly often. I get honked at once or twice a day, she added, but thats always in Jacksonville, never in Starke. Shepherd does not have a favorite part of her daily drive, there or back. Its all pretty good, usually, she said, but she also referred to the daily drive as a Keystone Heights resident Summer Shepherd gets to her job at Inky Fingers in Jacksonville after an hour and ten minute drive from home. Like many Lake Region residents, she spends almost two and one-half hours per day driving back and forth to work. See COMMUTE, 2A See CAMP, 2A Report: No obstructtions on Alligator Creek BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A survey of Alligator Creek commissioned by the St. Johns River Water Management District found no obstructions to water flow along the water way into Lake Brooklyn. The study, by Liquid Solutions Group concluded that seepage from the creek into the surficial aquifer system does occur in the section of the creek between Lakes Magnolia and Brooklyn. It also recommends several management activities that could improve the flow of water from Magnolia Lake to Lake Brooklyn. The activities include clearing vegetation around the Greble Road and Treat Road culverts within Camp Blanding, regrading a natural gas pipeline easement that runs under the creek, maintaining and removing fences that cross the creek and clearing and grading between Timberlane Drive and a power line easement. The report estimates the total cost of the management activities to be $63,800. The survey, which examined Alligator Creek from Stevens Lake in Camp Blanding to Lake Brooklyn found no impediments to the creeks flow between Stevens Lake and Magnolia Lake. Keystone student valedictorian at Bishop Snyder Marshall JACKSONVILLE-Brandon Marshall, of Keystone Heights was named valedictorian at Bishop John J. Snyder High School for the class of 2014. Marshall is graduating with honors as a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society, and National Science Honor Society. In the fall, he will be a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic training site in Greco-Roman wrestling on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. He will major in pre-medical Sciences and has been offered a fellowship to conduct research with the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center. Marshall is the son of Rich and Peg Marshall. He is a member of St. William Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus.


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Miller, Publisher Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six monthsEditor: Dan Hildebran Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv. Heather Padgett Bookkeeping: Joan Stewart-Jones 21 students earn CNA license Miriah Beck Rachel Bellman Tiffany Brooks Katlyn Dalton The Keystone Heights High School health science program had 21 students that earned a Certified Nursing Assistant license from the Florida Board of Nursing. This is the biggest class of CNAs in the schools history. Many of these new CNAs have secured employment in the health care industry. Most of the students have plans to continue their education in the field of health. Jailene Garcia Laura Danis Jessica Garcia Dayshia Jenkins Joshua Knight Rachel Lee Morgan Lord Chris Meiers Nathan Nelson Ashley Norris Brandon Nicholas Diana Ramos Ann Roberts Charles Rogers Tara Shobris Courtland Singletary Santana Wallace would regulate large events last September. At that time, representatives of Extreme Outdoor Enterprises and a Clay Hill property owner said they wanted to produce bluegrass festivals, large flea markets, battle of the bands concerts, motocross competitions and other events that could attract up to 5,000 participants to a site near the intersection of C.R. 217 and C.R. 218. The organizers asked the county for permission to allow alcohol consumption, amplified music, overnight camping and all-terrain vehicles for mud bogs. During the May 13 commission meeting, Stewart told her colleagues she did not want a repeat of the First Coast Ham Jam, which was held at a farm off Carter-Spencer Road from 1993 to 2001. In 2002, officials discovered the countys land code did not permit alcohol sales and outdoor concerts on the agriculturally zoned property. They refused to grant organizers a variance to continue the event. The one, great, bad example that I can think of is the Ham Jam, Stewart said while going over the special events ordinance with Director of Economic and Development Services Holly Parrish. I can tell you for citizens that went anywhere around District 4 on those weekends, it was-awful is a really kind word. You sat on (C.R.) 218 and any other road that got to it for hours, not being able to go anywhere. Stewart said the barbecue and music event also created parking headaches in the Middleburg area. Then on top of sitting in traffic for hours, people parked everywhere: on the sides of county-maintained highways... (and) ditches. Stewart also said she heard reports of similar problems caused by the Hog Waller Mud Bog in Putnam County and by the Trucks Gone Wild event in Hortense, Ga. Same thing-sit in traffic, she said of the other events. Anybody that lives in the neighborhoods where these special events may beI think traffic flow is going to be an issue. Parrish told Stewart that the ordinance requires event organizers to provide adequate on-site parking. She also said it requires medical and law enforcement staffing according to a sliding scale based on anticipated attendees. Stewart asked that the law be sent back to a committee and that staff take into consideration traffic and noise controls that Putnam County or Hortense, Ga. has implemented. Commissioners unanimously endorsed Stewarts idea. In other news from the May 13 meeting, commissioners: Approved public hearings for proposed ordinances that would ban political signs and tents erected by campaigns on parcels used as precincts or early voting sites, limit the size of campaign signs on agricultural and agricultural/residential parcels to 32 square feet and prohibit election signs on vehicles at precincts or early voting sights that exceed two square feet. Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless said the new legislation is needed. He said before Eagle Landing officials agreed to allow its clubhouse to be used as the countys newest and sixth early voting site, they expressed concerns about signs; Approved a public hearing to extend the countys moratorium on transportation impact fees for an additional year. Commissioners Ronnie Robinson and Wendell Davis said they favored abolishing the impact fee altogether. Commissioner Doug Conkey said the extension of the moratorium will give future Clay County commissions more options in dealing with growth; and Voted to discontinue the countys recyclable operations and seek a contractor to handle the work. EVENTS Continued from 1A Other Clay County government offices such as the clerk of the court, property appraiser, supervisor of elections and sheriffs office will also have use of the new facility. Weeks opened the Keystone office at 275 South Lawrence Blvd. in 1999 Originally staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Weeks expanded its hours to five days a week in 2006. Denise Proctor is the office manager in the Keystone Heights branch. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. MOVE Continued from 1A are behind where they should be in saving for a comfortable retirement. That same survey said that of the 44 percent who say they are preparing for retirement, only half expect to retire with the same standard of living they now enjoy. He said that financial planners help their clients analyze life insurance needs, establish programs to meet the costs of educating children or grandchildren, provide estate planning strategies, review portfolios and asset allocations and plan to accumulate funds for retirement. Marcus also said a key issue he helps his clients sort through is the degree of risk they are willing to accept in order to achieve the investment returns they desire. He said that many savers are frustrated with low rates of return on safe bank savings accounts, which now earn around 0.10 percent. He added that with inflation rates of between 2 and 2.5 percent, you are losing your money safely. You are not keeping up with inflation, he said. You are losing your purchasing power. Marcus pointed out that with a three-percent inflation rate, a person would need $140,693 in 35 years to purchase the same amount of goods and services that can be acquired with $50,000 now. He also presented statistics from the Social Security Administration that showed in 2010, 29.6 percent of retirees income came from working, 36.5 percent came from Social Security, 18.5 percent came from private pensions, 12.7 percent came from asset income and 2.7 percent came from other sources. PLANNER Continued from 1A Marcus pain in the butt. Still, the commute allows for some out-of-town shopping on some kinds of items. Shepherd said she does not shop for groceries in a Jacksonville store, but will make a weekly stop in Starke on the way home. About once a week, though, the family eats take-out dinners and shes more likely to stop for Jacksonvilles greater variety, she said. Shepherd recently started her own graphic design company on the side. She broadcasts and advertises on Facebook. She works from home, and has a few clients. She has designed wedding invitations, flyers, advertisements and tons of business cards, she said. Soon, she will begin printing T-shirts. Id like to eventually set up shop somewhere in Keystone, Shepherd said. Unfortunately for young people in this area there arent a lot of job opportunities. Thats why everyone drives somewhere else. Eventually, Id really like to be self-employed and not have to drive so much anymore. COMMUTE Continued from 1A Public Administration. He also earned an Associates Degree in Christian Theology. Patterson has spent the bulk of his 25-year professional career in administrative positions in the 4-H programs of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. In addition to camping and conference center programs, Patterson has experience in improving infrastructure and preventative maintenance. He also has a background in community relations and volunteer programs. He has been an active member of the American Camping Association sectional board for many years. He has also served as an ACA standards visitor and ACA standards visitor trainer. He is married to Susan Patterson and they have three children: Samantha, who is an avid horse trainer; Taylor, a classical violinist and Hope, who holds a blue belt in Karate. Montgomery Presbyterian Center is a 127-acre retreat south of the Keystone Heights Airport. The facility is comprised of acreage in both Bradford and Clay counties and it has 1,200 feet of shoreline on Crystal Lake. CAMP Continued from 1A LRM Legals 5/22/14 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursu ant to the Florida Self storage Fa cility Act Statutes (Section 83.801, 83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Flor ida 32656: Unit# 247, containing misc. household items. 5/22 2tchg 5/29-LRM NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursu ant to the Florida Self storage Fa cility Act Statutes (Section 83.801, 83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Flor ida 32656: Unit# 310, containing misc. household items. 5/22 2tchg 5/29-LRM LEGALS


Thursday, May 22, 2014 Lake Region Monitor 3A is the perfect time for Grannies, Moms, Dads, Grandparents and others to recognize their graduates achievements. Print them for the world to see...Only$30THE LAKE REGION MONITOR 7382 SR 21N Keystone Heights352-473-2210Email your message and/or photo & your phone # to or take your copy to: For your convenience, you can also bring your photo and information by the Bradford County Telegraph at 131 West Call St. in Starke between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. KHHS Graduation May 30, 2014 Melrose Church of Christ 352-672-0920 8702 SR 21 Melrose (1-1/4 mi. N. of traffic light)Preacher: Gene Morgan Bible Study: Sunday 9 AM Worship Service 10 am & 6 pmLadies Bible Study: Fri. 4:00 PM Mid-week Bible Study: Wed. 7:30 PM At Jesus baptism, how many persons of the Godhead were present in some form? : Then came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, I need to be bap tized by You, and are You coming to me? But Jesus answered and said to him, Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And sud denly saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Welcome Home To 4004 SE State Road 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 (352) 473-3829 S on-shine Worship in our Fellowship Hall Laurie Starks message ... C ontemporary Worship in our MMC T raditional Worship in our Sanctuary Dr. Craig Moore preaching on D inner Served Roast Pork (Call 352-473-3829 for reservations) B ible Study by Dr. Tom Farmer, Jr. Series: Ministries for Children (all ages) & Youth Sundays & Wednesdays! Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. W orship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) Everyone Welcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. Abbie Andrews seeks District 4 comm. seat Candidate says: Get a Clu The following is a statement of intent to run for public office submitted by the candidate. My name is Clu Wright and I am running for the Clay County Commission District 4 seat which includes Middleburg, Keystone Heights, Clay Hill, Kingsley Lake and McRae. I have served in the public safety field for over 25 years. I started off volunteering for the St. Johns County Fire Service in 1980 at the age of 16 until 1988 when I got hired as a paid firefighter for the City of Palm Bay. I worked in Palm Bay until 1991 when I moved back to St. Augustine and went to work with the Clay County Public Safety Department from June 1991 until August 2012 when I retired. I have received several recognitions during my tenure as a public safety official including a gubernatorial recognition (Jan. 17, 1985) Firefighter of the Year (Oct. 13, 1986), Life Saving Award (1998), Bureau Chief (2008) and nominee for Fire Marshal of the Year (2012). I have also served as an expert witness in criminal court proceedings and depositions. I have been married to my wife, Loretta for 14 years and we have three children. One has just graduated from Keystone Heights High School and has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Our middle child is attending Keystone Heights High School and our youngest child is attending McRae Elementary School. I am an active member of Gadara Baptist Church and believe the most important aspect of Clay County is faith, family and your word, which is the cornerstone of a community. Clay County needs an outspoken Republican conservative who does not back down from tough decisions or political pressures, who fights for everyone and shows equality to all, who is fair and just with strong work ethics and values, who will listen to all residents to make the decisions of the people, who supports law enforcement and public safety in all aspects and who believes in small government, low taxes, a fresh start and concern for the community. I can make no guarantees, but with my commitment and your help we can have lower taxes, less government and more paved roads. We can stand up to Clay County government, and have equality for everyone. I have no hidden agenda in Clay County. District 4 is the biggest district in Clay County and has been neglected for years. We are the forgotten district. You need a Republican commissioner that is a God-fearing conservative that does not bow down to political pressures, who will fight hard for each of you and will keep Clay County government small and one that believes in low taxes. With your vote, we can stand up to Clay County government which wants to continue to spend your hard-working money. By you making a commitment, taking a stand and voting for a candidate, you can make Clay County a better place. With the Wright conservative, you can prove this with your vote for me, for lower taxes, less government, strong character, a fresh start, concern for the community, so you will be heard. Visit, www. Here are some of the issues I believe are important to District 4 residents. 1. Roads are an integral part of our countys transportation system and believe me when I say we have a road problem here in District 4. We know we can never pave all the roads, but the county and the past commissioners of District 4 could have paved one or two roads a year and we would not have the problems of today. Our roads need to be sufficient for emergency vehicles like fire, police, rescue and emergency management. I have seen fire trucks, rescue vehicles and police vehicles buried in the sand going to or coming from emergency calls. This can have a devastating outcome if these vehicles cannot make it to the scene. I will fight for the improvements of our roads in District 4. 2. Taxes are a sore subject and the commission never likes to lower or abolish some of the socalled taxes the county collects and has imposed on the citizens of this county. With your help we can reduce or eliminate taxes such as the utility tax, which could save $1.5 million to $3 million a year, and was so unfairly imposed upon us. 3. We can lower the fire insurance premiums countywide with huge savings to all citizens. Anyone who lives more than five miles from a fire station and 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant knows that the fee for premiums will go up. 4. The garbage tax is another sore subject and is a tax that the county imposed on the citizens. This is the highest tax the county collects from the citizens as a sole tax. My garbage tax is $230 a year. Multiply that by the number of residents and you will be surprised at the millions of dollars it takes to fund this. Another fee the citizens are imposed to pay is the Rosemary Hill Landfill fee for dropping off trash in excess of 500 pounds a month. Why would you need to pay this fee if we are already being taxed? 5. I have been following the developing story of the Big League Dreams concept, and I must say, I am somewhat surprised of the numerous citizens I have spoken to who are against this development. The $19 million that will be given to Big League Dreams is at little or no cost? That is bond money designed for transportation to fix our roads and believe me we have a road problem here in Clay County that nobody wants to address. If Big League Dreams purchases the land, designs, builds, hires employees, takes care of their own property and pays taxes, then this is what you call economic growth for a community, which in turn leads to economic development. My suggestion would be to place this item on the ballot and let the citizens make the decision if they want a park that costs $19 million taken from their transportation fund. In closing, Big League Dreams entices cities and counties, influencing them to think with their hearts, and ignoring their fiduciary responsibilities. 6. The lakes in Keystone Heights have been neglected for years and no one wants to take the blame, or they give people false answers to lead them away from the real truth. The St. Johns River Water Management District states, The current low water levels in the lakes are largely caused by reduced rainfall over many years, even decades. In this area, the karst terrain of limestone and sandy lake bottoms allows water to naturally seep from the lakes downward into the aquifer system. Some lakes in the area have active sinkholes that drain water into the aquifer. Water withdrawals from surface and groundwater sources can also affect lake levels. Why arent the lakes inside Camp Blanding (Lowry Lake and Lake Magnolia) draining or even low? Pictures tell the truth to anyone who sees that Lowry Lake flows into Magnolia Lake and Magnolia flows through Alligator Creek into Lake Brooklyn. So I ask the State of Florida, the St. Johns River Water Management District and Camp Blanding: Where is the water? In 1973, a court order mandated a maximum elevation of 105 ft, NGVD, for Lake Geneva, which affected downstream water levels. In another instance, outflow from Magnolia Lake was stopped by a court order, but this reduced the downstream flow to Lake Brooklyn, Lake Geneva, Old Field Pond, and Half Moon Lake. The state expected the water level to rise about three feet in Magnolia which would not be a threat to anyone. With the Wright conservative, we can get our water back in Keystone Heights. So if you want to know where the water is, the courts have stopped the flow. 7. Move the County Commission meeting from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to better serve the citizens of Clay County. 8. Cut the school impact fees in half, to bring back construction jobs, and to lower the tax burden on the citizens of Clay County. If you would like to get a CLU on issues I will find the WRIGHT answers for you. The following is a statement of intent to run for public office submitted by the candidate. Hello! My name is Abbie Andrews and I am running for the District 4 seat of the Clay County Commission. Have you ever wondered what the board of county commissioners is and what it does? The board of county commissioners is the legislative body of Clay County. There are five members that are elected by single-member districts. Each member serves for four year terms and is only able to serve two terms. The board is not only the legislative branch of county government, but also the policy-making branch. Each commissioner is accountable to the citizens of the county and is responsible for adopting an annual budget for the operation of Clay Countys government. My goal is to be the next representative for District 4. I was born at St. Vincents Hospital in Jacksonville and raised in Clay Hill by my parents, John Shu Shu and Mary Lou Wilkinson. I spent a lot of time during my childhood playing with my younger brother, B.J. At the age of eight, I began raising steers to show at Cracker Day in Clay County, the Northeast Florida Fair in Callahan, and the Jacksonville Fair. I had the Grand Champion steer at the first Clay County Agricultural Fair. I was not a stranger to hard work. Not only did I raise my own animals to show, I also helped my parents when they raised chickens for Tyson and spent many hot days baling hay. At that time, I didnt like the work. However, looking back, I now see that it created a strong work ethic and determination to set and reach new goals. Those characteristics are what drive me to meet new challenges today. I have always attended a Southern Baptist Church. I attended Long Branch Baptist Church as a child and now attend Highland First Baptist. I have a strong faith in God and believe every word of the Bible is the true Word of God. My beliefs and values are what will help me make good, conservative decisions as your commissioner. I met my future husband, Jarrad in 1992 at the Jacksonville Fair. We married in 1994 at Russell Baptist Church in Lake Asbury. In November of 1997, we welcomed our firstborn son, Wyatt. Along came a little brother, Morgan, in August of 2000. Together, Jarrad and I run a successful cattle business in Clay Hill. We have both dedicated our careers to helping others. Jarrad is a Clay County deputy sheriff and I am a teacher at Clay Hill Elementary School. I also operate a small painting business where I create faux stained glass. My leadership skills began developing at an early age. I successfully ran for student council treasurer in junior high school and was the class secretary my senior year at Middleburg High School. I worked diligently and earned my bachelors degree in 1996 and masters degree in 2010. I am a member of several community organizations such as the Cattlemens Association, Friends of the Clay County Fair, Middleburg Civic Association, Clay Hill Community Association, and the Middleburg High FFA Alumni. I have held several leadership positions at my school throughout the years. I have been the team leader for my department for the last 7 of 10 years. I was the chairperson for our school advisory council as well as the treasurer for the parent faculty association. I began the fall festival tradition at Clay Hill Elementary School and started the heifer show at the Clay County Fair where I am still the superintendent. Clay County is the place I love and have always called home. When you are connected to a place, either by birth or by choosing to live there, you feel a special responsibility to help it prosper. I have told many children that our nations story is still being written and that one day, they will play their part in it. As adults, we need to remember that the story of Clay County is still being written. Decisions made today will affect our livelihoods tomorrow. We need to elect leaders who will listen to our citizens and make the decisions that are best for all of us. We need someone who has compassion and a love for people, someone who has good values and is dependable and trustworthy. As your commissioner, I will be steadfast and honest. I will fight hard for you and keep Clay County moving in the right direction. In February 2013, I decided to seek this office. Since then, I have attended the majority of board of county commissioners meetings. The meetings I was unable to attend, I watched online. I have spoken to many officials and citizens about issues that affect our daily lives. I believe it is important to get both perspectives-from the elected officials as well as the citizens. Attendance at those meetings and conversations with people involved are necessary for anyone who is pursuing this position. Being well-informed will only help me make better decisions for you. I am a conservative Republican who stands firm in my beliefs. I believe in freedom and individual liberty. I do not want the government to control me or my belongings. Put it this way, the government should not own the people; the people should own the government. I do not approve of careless spending and will do my best to keep the county from making frivolous expenditures. Its your money and it should not be wasted! It often seems that the remote areas of our county are forgotten. I assure you that when I am elected; my voice will be heard as I represent each and every one of you. Since entering the race, I have been honored by the outpouring of support that I have received from people throughout the district. I have heard time and time again how people want a principled, conservative leader who will consider the issues carefully and is willing to make difficult decisions. As of today, there are six candidates in this election. You are going to have to make a decision before August. I encourage you to speak with each candidate and decide who you think best represents your beliefs and values. I look forward to hearing from each of you about your concerns and issues that affect our county. Together we can make Clay County a healthy and prosperous community reflective of the values, strong work ethic, and fundamental decency of its residents. For more information about my campaign, please visit my website: AbbieAndrews. com. Andrews Wright


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American Buildings Company, the premier metal buildings manufacturer in North America is seeking candidates for the position of District Sales Manager, covering South Florida. A division of NUCOR Corporation, American offers competitive pay and great benets with a solid national company.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong leadership/interpersonal skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Effective computer skills Strong organizational skills Bachelors Degree in Business, Construction or Engineering is desirable Must be willing to locate in the District Moderate to extensive travel General construction project management experience Metal building industry experienceWere looking for teammates who want to grow with us. If you are ready to join a winning team, please go to to apply.DISTRICT S ALES MANAGER MA36816_S.Florida HelpWanted.indd 1 5/5/14 1:11 PM Cornelius Clayton photography on display at Melrose library Cornelius Claytons photographs of Melroses historic buildings are on display at the Melrose Public Library until the middle of June. According to librarian Sheree Sims, Clayton has been a long term supporter of the library and a beloved member of the Melrose community. His display embraces the historic charm of Melrose. A new report commissioned by the St. Johns River Water Management District provides a long-term summary of Keystone Heights-area lakes. The purpose of the document by Liquid Solutions Group, entitled Alligator Creek Flow Optimization Project, Field Evaluations and Recommendations, is to put forward ideas to increase the flow of the creek. However the authors also included an 80-year history of problems associated with the Upper Etonia Chain of lakes and solutions attempted by local residents and government officials. 1937The stage in Lake Brooklyn reached what was observed to be an extreme low in 1937. Pre-1942During a period of low water levels, a culvert connecting Lake Brooklyn to Lake Geneva was installed to fill Lake Geneva with water from Lake Brooklyn. 1948During a subsequent period of above-average rainfall, the stage in Lake Geneva increased causing flooding issues. It was suspected that flooding issues on Lake Geneva were caused by the culvert installed between Lake Brooklyn and Lake Geneva prior to 1942. To alleviate the flooding, the size of the outlet from Lake Geneva to Old Field Pond was increased. This resulted in flooding issues on Old Field Pond leading residents in the area to initiate a lawsuit against the City of Keystone Heights. The court action did not result in any changes to the modifications that had been made to the connections between Lake Brooklyn, Lake Geneva and Old Field Pond. 1949The stage in Lake Brooklyn reached what was observed to be a historical high. 1949Mining operations at the DuPont mine were initiated. As part of those operations, a berm surrounding the mined area was constructed to prevent discharge of potentially poor quality water from the mine. Reports appear to indicate that culverts were installed within the berm to potentially control discharge to Alligator Creek. However, reports also indicate that in the 1980s these culverts were found to be collapsed and potentially not capable of flowing at their intended capacity. In general, it is unclear from available reports when these culverts may have been damaged and how that affected the capacity of this discharge location. However, in 1992 the berm in this location was degraded to restore natural flow patterns. Reports indicate the portion of the Alligator Creek watershed within the limits of the mine was originally between 220 acres and 260 acres. 1950sThe culverts that convey water from Alligator Creek beneath Treat Road (between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn) were damaged due to a fire. New culverts were installed over the existing culverts at an invert elevation of 123.5 feet-NGVD. 1953A newspaper article indicates that three springs were uncovered in the bottom of Lake Brooklyn that had previously been buried in 12 feet of sand. The article also indicates that four-foot diameter concrete casings were going to be installed in the springs to allow them to re-establish their flow into Lake Brooklyn. First, three springs being located in Lake Brooklyn is unlikely because Lake Brooklyn is a karst feature that recharges the underlying Upper Floridan Aquifer. Vertical flow is downward from the lake to the aquifer, not upward as with a spring. Second, it is unknown if these concrete casings were ever installed. Installation of concrete casings to increase the connectivity between Lake Brooklyn and the aquifer would not be beneficial to the stage of Lake Brooklyn. In general this story seems unlikely. 1954A new culvert between Lake Geneva and Old Field Pond was installed by court order to relieve flooding issues on Lake Geneva. Newspaper articles indicate the invert of the culvert was intended to be set at 105.0 feet-NGVD per the court order, but that it was suspected that the invert of the culvert was set higher than 105.0 feet. It is important to note that the currently estimated discharge elevation of Lake Geneva is 105.9 feet. 1954 to 1957The stage in Lake Brooklyn declined approximately 20 feet. As a result, the U.S. Geological Survey began monitoring the stage of Lake Brooklyn in July 1957 and the Floridan Geological Survey initiated a comprehensive study of the hydrology of the area which was published in 1963. Mid-1950sAn earthen berm was constructed across Alligator Creek between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn. One report lists two earthen berms installed during the drought of the midto late-1950s, one by local residents for access and one by a local citrus operation for irrigation. However, it is suspected that only one earthen berm was installed by the agricultural operation both as a potential source of water for irrigation and for the owner to access land owned on both sides of the creek. March 1958The earthen berm across the section of Alligator Creek between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn was removed by local residents with authorization from the owner of the agricultural operation due to rising water upstream of the berm and in Magnolia Lake resulting from above average rainfall. Local residents also cleared sections of Alligator Creek upstream and downstream of the berm as part of its removal. 1962Mining operations at the segment of the DuPont mine immediately north of Blue Pond were completed. No mining operations have occurred in the portion of the DuPont mine near the Alligator Creek watershed that is within the St. Johns River Water Management District since 1962. 1966The outlet for Lake Geneva to Old Field Pond was again widened and deepened to alleviate flooding issues on Lake Geneva due to above average rainfall. This resulted in flooding issues on Old Field Pond. The outlet from Old Field Pond to Halfmoon Pond was then deepened and widened to alleviate flooding issued on Old Field Pond, which in turn resulted in flooding issues in Halfmoon Pond. 1973Another period of above average rainfall resulted in flooding issues in the Upper Etonia Creek Basin chain-oflakes, particularly Halfmoon Pond. A court order to maintain Lake Geneva below an elevation of 105 feet-NGVD further exacerbated flooding downstream. In an attempt to alleviate flooding in Lake Brooklyn, Lake Geneva, Old Field Pond, and Halfmoon Pond, a temporary dam was installed in Alligator Creek at the order of the state to stop Alligator Creek from flowing and to retain the water in Magnolia Lake. The dam was later removed, but the exact location and fate of this temporary dam is unknown. 1974Lake Brooklyn was observed discharging to Keystone Lake and Lake Geneva. This did not occur again until 1998. 1987The National Guard replaced the culverts that convey water from Alligator Creek beneath Treat Road (between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn) with a new 60-inch diameter culvert. The invert of the new culvert was installed at 123.1 feet-NGVD. Late 1980sThe culverts within the berm surrounding the DuPont mine located at the approximate location of the natural discharge location of land within the limits of the mine to Alligator Creek were found to be collapsed and were replaced. 1989 to 1991 The section of Alligator Creek between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn ceased flowing due to below average rainfall conditions. Early 1990sLocal residents cleared sections of Alligator Creek between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn once flow in the creek started to return after the drought that occurred between 1989 and 1991. 1992A section of the berm surrounding the DuPont mine located at the natural discharge to Alligator Creek was degraded to allow the area to return to natural drainage patterns. The two culverts that existed at this location were replaced with a concrete channel. Potential obstructions to flow within Alligator Creek downstream of the mine were cleared. Studies indicate that historical mining operations may have increased the watershed, within the Report gives overview of lakes history limits of the mine contributing flow to Alligator Creek from approximately 220 acres to approximately 700 acres. 1994The culvert that conveys water from Alligator Creek beneath Treat Road was lowered. A permit indicates the culvert was supposed to be lowered from 123 to 120 feet, but does not specify a vertical datum. Based on a survey performed in 1990 by the district, the pre-1994 culvert invert elevation of 123.1 feet. However, a recent survey performed by Clay County in 2012 shows the invert elevation of the Treat Road culvert as 121.01 feet. This appears to be approximately one foot higher than authorized under the permit. 1994Areas of sediment build-up in Alligator Creek ,300 feet upstream and downstream of the Treat Road culverts, between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn were removed. 1994The district adopted minimum flows and levels for Blue Pond, Lowry Lake, Magnolia Lake, Lake Brooklyn, and Lake Geneva. 1997Areas of sediment buildup between Magnolia Lake and Lake Brooklyn were removed as part of an effort to clear the conveyance channel of Alligator Creek. Sediment in the channel was permitted to be removed down to a maximum bottom elevation of 121 feet-NGVD. Survey information provided by the district indicates the channel was dredged to a maximum bottom elevation of 121.9 feet. Based on historical survey data provided by the district, the maximum bottom elevation of the channel prior to this dredging effort was 124.1 feet. As part of the work authorized under a permit, a control structure consisting of wing walls, angle irons, and flashboards was to be installed on the upstream side of the Treat Road culvert. These flashboards were intended to be installed so that Magnolia Lake could continue to be controlled at its previous discharge elevation of 124.1 feet after the identified sediment build-up in the creek upstream of the Treat Road culvert was removed. Based on available information and field observation, the creek was cleared of sediment down to a maximum creek bottom elevation of 121.9 feet, but the control structure was not installed. As such, Magnolia Lake has been operating with a discharge elevation of 121.9 feet since 1997. 1998Lake Brooklyn discharged to Keystone Lake from March through May. Lake Brooklyn had not discharged to Keystone Lake since 1974. 2004 to 2005DuPont constructed a pump and pipeline to convey water from their holding ponds north of Treat Road to a channel on the south side of Treat Road. This channel is interconnected with the open water bodies in the southern portion of the historical mining area. Water discharged to this channel is ultimately conveyed to West Lake, which discharges to the Alligator Creek system. This pump and pipeline system is commonly referred to as the Option 7 pipeline. 2011A discharge structure and pipeline connecting West Lake to Blue Pond was constructed. The outlet elevation of the mined area to Alligator Creek at the natural discharge location is approximately 206.5 feet-NGVD. The discharge structure creating a second conveyance connection from the mined area to Blue Pond has a weir elevation of 204.89 feet and a pipe invert elevation of 203.10 feet. This project effectively lowered the outlet elevation of the mined area by 1.6 feet. 2013In mid-March, district staff removed vegetation along Alligator Creek at the outlet of Lowry Lake to allow for infrastructure associated with the Lowry Lake pilot test to be installed. In April and May of 2013, temporary sandbag berm and erosion hardware were installed at the outlet of Lowry Lake to anchor discharge pipes and prevent backflow from the creek. In May 2013, district staff began pumping from Lowry Lake over the temporary berm into Alligator Creek. The test was terminated in July 2013 and the temporary berm and other infrastructure removed. Hampshire takes over as Green Cove Springs mayor BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor GREEN COVE SPRINGSThe Green Cove Springs City Council selected Carimenia F. Felecia Hampshire as the citys mayor for the next year and Van Royal as vice mayor during a May 6 council meeting. Hampshire previously served as mayor from 2009-2010. She is the co-founder of the Soul Food Festival. During the same meeting, Circuit Judge Don Lester swore in council members Roy M. Mitch Timberlake and Pamela J. Lewis who were reelected in April without opposition.


for Findley. In a 2013 interview with the Telegraph-TimesMonitor, she said the only day of the week shes not in the weight room is Sunday because of church. Most girls dont spend the time in the gym that she does, Griffis said. Thats what separates her from everybody else. That work ethic is important because no one at the meets Findley competes at is pushing her. Shes that much better than everyone else in her weight class and age division. Griffis said because Findley has had no competition, a lot of what she accomplishes at meets comes down to her mental approach. For people, it usually takes somebody pushing them to make them get better, Griffis said. When you dont have anybody pushing you, it makes you kind of lag, but with her, its the opposite. She sees the record, and she wants to go get it. For her part, Findley said, Youve got to find it within world level. People really need to sit up and take notice and really give her the accolades she deserves for what shes done, Union County High School weightlifting coach Bryan Griffis said. How many kids can say, Well, Im going to lift in the worlds, and I stand a chance of setting the world record in my weight class? Whoevers heard of a 17-yearold kid being able to do that? It may be a bigger stage than what shes competed on in the past, but Findley believes she can do well, citing the fact that she has already lifted the world record in the dead lift during her workouts and is close to worldrecord totals in the bench press and back squat. Im pretty excited, Findley said. There isnt any telling what Ill be able to do there. I plan on breaking world records. High goals, to be sure, but Griffis has encouraged Findley to aim high in any goal in life. Dont ever set the bar low for yourself, Griffis said. Set it high. Set it somewhere to where youve got to work to get something. Work has never been an issue BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a typical performance for 17-year-old Union County High School student Kaylee Findley, but typical for her is an outstanding achievement. Findley broke three of her own U.S. powerlifting records in her weight class and age division at the May 11 Southeastern High School State Wars in Columbus, Ga. Not only did Findley break the records in the bench press, dead lift and overall total, but she set a personal record in the back squat as well. I went there with a mindset of what I was going to do, and I accomplished it, said Findley, who will be a UCHS senior next year. I felt very confident going into the meet. And why shouldnt she have felt confident? Her first-ever powerlifting event on July 7, 2013, resulted in her winning the heavyweight class in her age division, setting three records and receiving an invitation to join Team USA. Exactly one year later, Findley will leave for St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to compete at the spend a lot of time talking about drainage and the handling of rainwater. Im sure there were other issues, but those two stand out as kind of recurring problems over the time I served. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, May 22, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL $17 9 $17 9 lb F AM PAK$39 9 lbPRICES A VAILABLEM AY 21 MAY 27 4 P ACK2 /$3 $1 299$19 9$29 9$19 9 40 OZ PKG 16 OZ PKG 8LB BAG Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1 371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 Amazing quality Fantastic prices.S atisfaction Guaranteed $249 lb $399 F AM PAK$299lb 2/$7 lb F AM PAK$34 9 lbE A $199 L B L B Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 STARTS FRIDAY Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri: 7:00, 9:10 Sat: 4:45, 7:00, 9:10 Sun: 4:50, 7:15 Wed. Thurs: 7:30EXPENDABLESNOW SHOWING Fri: 8:00 Sat: 5:00, 8:00 Sun: 4:45, 7:00 Wed. Thurs: 7:15 PG-13Hugh Jackman in Bryan Cranston inX-MENDays of Future Past PG-13 BY TRACY LEE TATE Special to the Telegraph, Times and Monitor Growing up on a farm during the agricultural heyday of the town of Brooker provided local resident Evan Winfield E.W. Hodges with a strong grounding in the value of hard work, community and faith, which has served him well for all of his 84 years. Born at his family home in Brooker to parents Evan W. and Ruby Mae (Greene), Hodges said he grew up as a typical farm boyplaying ball, fishing with his friends Jack and Doyle Hazen and the Hayes brothers, and staying out of the way of his four sisters. There was plenty of farm work to occupy his time as well, as his father operated a large truck farm. When he was old enough and had learned to drive, his father put him to work transporting farm produce. He remembers one triphis longestto New York City. I drove up there and arrived at night, Hodges said. It was big and bright, and I was ready to come home almost as soon as I got there. Hodges attended Bradford High School, where he remembers Della Rosenberg as one of his best teachers. Later, while working as a bus driver at the school, he remembers providing transportation for some of her classes field trips. This was how he met his future wife, Yvonne Brooks. I have never really figured out why, but Miss Rosenberg seemed to have a serious problem with Yvonne and I seeing each other, Hodges said. She even came right out and told Yvonne not to marry me. The couple married anyway when Yvonne graduated; she was 17, and he was 23. Evidently it turned out to be a better match then their teacher had thought since they had been married for 60 years when Yvonne away last December. Hodges became a traveling salesman for Suntech Paint of Gainesville and traveled over much of the southeast, visiting hardware and paint stores. Yvonne occasionally traveled with him until their first child arrived and she became a stay-athome moma role Hodges was happy for her to play. The growing family moved several times in connection with Hodges work, living, among other places, in Nashville and Jackson, Miss. They always seemed to find their way home, however, and the family retained strong roots in Bradford County. The couple had three children Randall (deceased), Mark (deceased) and Kim (Morgan) who provided them with six grandchildren. Although Hodges said he did really well as a salesman, he wanted to stay closer to home to spend more time with his family. He opened Hodges Building Supply and Paint on SR 100 in the late sixties and settled down to be part of the local community. Hodges was a member of the Starke Rotary Club for many years, serving one year as president. He served as president of the Suwannee River Economic Council in Bradford County for 16 years, from its inception in 1998 until his resignation for health reasons in April of this year. He is a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge in Brooker and attends Trinity Baptist Church in Keystone Heights. Along the way he also found time to serve for 12 years on the Bradford County Commission, from 1972 until 1984. He remembers that the problems considered by that body have not changed much over the years. Roads were always an issue back then. Probably more than today because fewer of them were paved then, Hodges said. Besides roads, we seemed to Growing up on Brooker Farm provided Hodges life values E.W. Hodges is pictured with his granddaughter Megan. UCHS student Findley sets U.S. records, eyes world records Kaylee Findley proudly wears a medal from her most recent meet. She is set to compete at the world level in July. See HODGES, 2B See LIFT, 6B


BY MICKEY AGNER Special to the Telegraph-TimesMonitor What young adult would not like to start a career that would last a lifetime, pay a good salary and ensure employment? Additionally, if the preparation time for that career started in high school and at the most lasted one year post high school graduation, would that not make it more attractive? Well Christy Reddish, director of the Bradford-Union Technical Center, indicates that she provides that opportunity in the centers licensed practical nursing program and the centers Health Science Academy. The LPN program graduates between 90 and 100 percent of its accepted students. Almost 100 percent of those students who complete all of their program requirements are employed. All of the student requirements can be completed in a years time, and according to, the average annual LPN salary in Florida is about $40,000. Additionally, none of the noted positions are in danger of being outsourced, and the health care field is one of the most reliable and employable fields for qualified applicants. Needless to say, Reddish is describing a very attractive health program. More importantly, the accolades for the program do not stop there. The fact that the program lasts only one year does not carry a time factor benefit only. Less time means less expense, and accordingly, the programs yearly expenses will total only slightly over $6,000. That will be less direct Technical Center LPN program: a great educational opportunity While Hodges worked at his business and served the community, Yvonne joined the workforce. After the kids were grown, she wanted something to do, so she became a secretary at Hampton Elementary School, Hodges said. She worked under Principal Lynn Register and was there for about 20 years. A bad fall earlier this year sent Hodges to rehab to strengthen his legs, but he said the prognosis is good and he looks forward to returning to his normal activities soon. Ive got about five acres and I love to mow, both with my riding mower and my tractor, Hodges The team of (l-r) Jeffery Crawford, Timmy Nugent, Randy Alldredge and Randy Watts won the annual Kiwanis Club of Starke golf tournament, which was held April 18 at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The tournament raised approximately $5,500 the club will use toward supporting the youth of Bradford County. 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, May 22, 2014 FALL Registration is in progress!As everyone gets ready for Summer, Pop Warner is getting ready for the Fall Season. is currently $100 per football/cheer participant. Prices will increase to $125 July 1st. Package deals available for multiple siblings. We welcome Football and Cheer Coaches. Call/text Rodney Mosley @ (904) 412-6300 for additional information or email us at Days: Monday,Thursday, Saturday Time: 6:00 7:30 pm Ages: 5 thru 15 Location: Thomas Street Recreational Park The Conditioning program is sponsored byRodney Mosleys Picture Perfect Beauty/Barber Salon and Joe Gordens Lets Do It Productions. EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 Hitting the links, helping area youth The secondplace team was composed of (l-r) Jim Spears, Shaun Burgin, Skippy Crawford and Daniel Davis. The third-place team was composed of (l-r) Donnie Thomas, George Canova, Gene Tanner and Jim Lewis. HODGES Continued from 1B said. I really love doing it and hope I can get back out there before the grass slows down for the year. Besides mowing, Hodges said he loves country music, preferring the older music to that of today. While he doesnt care for much current television, he said he loves to watch old Western series like Bonanza and Gunsmoke, and that he is a big fan of John Wayne. I enjoy my life, Hodges said. I wish Yvonne was still with me, but I have learned to enjoy the quiet and slow pace, which suits me. The Starke Rotary Club will display a disaster relief ShelterBox survival kit at the Starke Golf and Country Club from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. The public is invited to stop by and see the contents of the ShelterBox, which is used worldwide to provide shelter and basic equipment a family needs to survive when it has lost a home or been displaced due to a natural or other disasters. Rotary International and Rotary clubs across the world have been supporters of ShelterBox since its inception in 2000. The group helps over 50,000 families a year that have lost everything in a disaster. A ShelterBox, which can be carried by one person, contains a tent for an extended family, a water purification system, a stove with cooking and eating utensils, blankets, waterproof groundsheets, a toolkit, mosquito nets and a childrens activity kit. If you would like more information on ShelterBox, or are interested in donating to the organization, go to the website, or call 941907-6036. Starke Rotary Club to display ShelterBox survival kit May 27 Saddle up and jingle your bells over to the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville for an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza and catch up with Starkes rowdiest residents for a cat-fightin, sun-worshippin, chair-throwin, good-ole festive summer musical good time. The Hippodrome is proud to present The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso and directed by Lauren Caldwell. The show opens May 30 and runs through June 22, though discount previews will be presented May 28 and May 29. Its Christmastime in the Armadillo Acres trailer park, and everyone is filled with visions of kegnog and beer. In this fun-loving and raucous sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical, youll meet new residents of north Floridas premier mobile-home community, including Darlene, the neighborhood Scrooge, her boyfriend, Jackie, and Rufus, a redneck with a heart of gold. Longtime Armadillo Acres residents Betty, Lin and Pickles are back with voices as big as their hair, but when a freak accident strikes Darlene, everyones Christmas cheer will be put to the test. Mark Chambers (Jackie), Grace Choi (Darlene), Marissa Toogood (Pickles), Susan Haldeman (Betty), Alec James (Rufus) and Stephanie Lynge (Lin) star in the show, which will be presented eight times a week. Show times for the discount previews are 7 p.m. on May 28 and 8 p.m. on May 29. The May 30 performance is 8 p.m. Please be advised the show contains explicit language and adult subject matter. For tickets, dates, show times and other information, please visit, or call 352-375-4477. Starke returns to Hippodrome stage in Trailer Park sequel Beth Johnson, Elaine Slocum, and Annette Pusateri serve as instructors for the Bradford-Union Area Technical Centers nursing program. See LPN, 6B


Bradford Independent was made up of students from such high schools as Buchholz, Orange Park, Clay, Fleming Island and West Nassau, as well as Bradford and Union. Several students from colleges such as Santa Fe, Florida State College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida were a part of the group as well, rejoining some of their former high school band mates and band directors. There were quite a few participating schools that had no student representation, but supported the group by loaning instruments and providing what resources they could. For example, Keystone Heights and Baker County high schools didnt have any students in the groupat least for this year but those schools directors were willing to do whatever they could to help the effort. Tempest said the directors had the mindset of, I love the idea, and thats something that can help grow music in our area. There are other percussion groups in the state that charge as much as $900 to $2,000 per season, Tempest said. Those groups, he said, also put in a lot more hours of rehearsal time. By relying on a support system of various schools, Bradford Independent was able to charge a participation fee of $600. As for rehearsal time, the group took into account the fact that many of BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It may not have the resources and time commitment of other groups, but Bradford Independent Percussion has talent, which proved itself by earning a thirdplace finish the Independent A class at the March 28-30 Florida Federation of Color Guards Circuit Championships, which were held in Daytona Beach. Bradford High School band director Cody Tempest was the co-director of the Bradford Independent group, which consisted of approximately 40 members from various high schools and colleges, including three students from BHS Hunter Cooper, Logan Gowens and Micah Hulingand one from Union County High SchoolWilliam Brown. Weve combined resources with a lot of local schools and local band programs, Tempest said. Its a kind of rather large activity that a lot of these small schools dont really have the resources or the funds or even the students needed to make one of these groups happen just at the high schools by themselves. Several different schools kind of pitched in and made it work. Tempest said the creation of Bradford Independent was an idea he shared with a friend and fellow classmate at the University of FloridaBuchholz High School instructor Rickie NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed ordinances, which titles hereinafter appear, will be consid ered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida at a public hearing on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, at the County Commission Chambers in the North Wing of the Bradford County Court house, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the County Clerk, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordi nances. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLOR IDA AMENDING ARTICLE III OF Thursday, May 22, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B D a n i e l Cr e w s 9 0 0 W M a d i s o n S t r e e t S t a r k e F L 3 2 0 9 1 9 0 4 9 6 4 7 5 5 7 w w w m a d i s o n s t r e e t o r gR e v J u s t i n K i r k s e y S e n i o r P a s t o r M a d i s o n S t r e e t B a p t i s t C h u r c h Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANServing the area for 21 years. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back PainBack & Neck Pain Clinic Legals CHAPTER 42 OF PART II OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PROVIDE FOR ENHANCED REGULATION FOR THE CONTROL OF NOISE WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORI DA; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOP TION AND INCORPORATION OF RECITALS; PROVIDING FOR THE PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR THE DEFINITION OF TERMS; PROHIBITING BREACH OF THE PEACE AND LIMITING THE UN REASONABLE AND EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF NOISE; PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR GRAND FATHERING, VEST ING AND PRIORITY; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF TEMPO RARY NOISE PERMITS; PROVID ING FOR ENFORCEMENT; PRO VIDING PENALTIES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ARTICLES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLOR IDA CREATING A NEW DIVISION 3 OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 2 OF PART II OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF ABANDONED PROPERTIES; PRO VIDING DIRECTION TO STAFF; PROVIDING OR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time, and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the pub lic hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be pub lished. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which re cord includes the testimony and evi dence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the meeting are requested to no tify the Clerk of the Court, Bradford County Courthouse, Starke, Florida, 904-966-6280 at least two business days in advance; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 1-800-955-8771. 5/22 1tchg-B-sect Local students help percussion group place 3rd in state Santiago. Its a way of exposing advanced band students especially those at smaller, rural-area schoolsto more challenging opportunities that often arent available to them. That comes in the form of getting them together with advanced students from other schools and performing with the best of the best, whether its among fellow Bradford Independent members during practices or among students from throughout the state at competitions. Very often, our more talented students leave (high school) and go unchallenged, Tempest said. Each high school has their own best drummer, and theyre usually the best drummer they know because they dont have the exposure. The idea was, get a lot of this talent together and kind of get them in the same pool challenging each other. That was definitely a goal of ours this year, to challenge our upperlevel students and give them something to work at above and beyond the normal levels that our small high school programs can offer them. its participating students had jobs they had to be at or were involved in their churches on Sundays. The Bradford group practiced 10-12 hours on Saturdays only, whereas a lot of other groups practice on multiple days. Still, the Bradford group made an impression in early season competitions. We had a really high level of talent among our students that we were pulling from, Tempest said. However, during midseason, other groups began overtaking Bradford at competitions as their extra hours of rehearsal time started to show. Plus, there was a three-week stretch of competitions that prevented the group from rehearsing at all, Tempest said. They may not have devoted as much time in rehearsals as other groups, but the Bradford Independent members certainly worked hard to do as well as they could. They were really pushing themselves and pushing each other within the constraints that we had to really reach and achieve as much as possible, Tempest said. What it eventually resulted in was a noteworthy showing at the FFCC Championships. Definitely, if we were at the commitment level some of these other groups were atfinancially or timewise we couldve been a lot more successful with the season, BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer If a classroom has a shortage of textbooks and no funds to purchase more, students can share books. A schools band program has no such option if there is a shortage of instruments. The difference is two people cant share a trumpet, Bradford High School band director Cody Tempest said. Tempest, who is in his second year at BHS, is calling on the community to help support the program. If anyone has instruments they arent using whether its a former high school band student who has his or her instrument sitting in a closet or attic, or a professional player who no longer has need of a certain instrumentthey are encouraged to consider donating it to BHS. The band program has already received donations from several ex-military musicians. Such a donation would go a long way in helping Tempest build the band program back up to the level it was at in the 1970s and 1980s. Tempest said the BHS band consisted of as many as 150 kids those years. Its doable here, he said. However, the program doesnt currently have the number of instruments to support such a large program. Tempest said when he took over as director, the program had a lot of instruments that that had a cumulative total of $150,000-plus worth of damage. A lot of the programs budget goes toward instrument repair, but it only amounts to chipping away slowly at a large amount, Tempest said. Tempest spends quite a bit of time attempting to fix what he can on instruments, which ensures that the instruments stay in the classroom. If sent away for repairs, a student could be without an instrument for up to two weeks. Thats why Tempest is asking on the community to help out. He pointed out that the band program has already benefited greatly, with parents and community members gladly volunteering their efforts. The community is been so supportive, Tempest said. If youd like to help, please contact Tempest at 904-966-6072 or tempest.cody@mybradford. us. Donations are tax deductible. Receipts of donations are available upon request. BHS band in need of instruments to grow program Union County High School student William Brown (foreground) performs with Buchholz High School student Ben Salhanick (background, left) and University of Florida student Andrew Mankin as part of the Bradford Independent Percussion Group. See GROUP, 8B BHS students who competed with Bradford Independent Percussion were (l-r) Hunter Cooper, Micah Huling and Logan Gowens.


Dear Editor: So very often we exercise the freedoms that we take for granted. Freedom of speech: to say anything and everything we want without somebody in authority telling us we cant. The remarks can be so vile and distasteful that we wonder how a person can get away with it. It is given to us by the constitution under the Bill of Rights. You and I know it as the First AmendmentWe really take this one for granted as we do the fourth amendment. That one says that we can gang up anywhere and anytime and gang up with the Second Amendment and give the devil or anybody as much hell as we care to without fear of reprisal from the government. Now how much of this do you and I take for granted? Probably all of it! At first we would want to call that stupid and in a way it is. If one loses sight of the fact that its a God given right handed down to us by way of the US Constitutions Bill of Rights. Well, you say, the First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment give me those rights. If you think it ends there you really have your head up the wrong place. Let me give you something to think about because you are not thinking yet. If it were not for the SECOND Amendment we wouldnt have anything except an overly dominating government. Dont tell me its not possible. All you have to do is look around the world at all of the government controlled countries. Every day we are waging wars to keep the government that we have. I think that the NRA is leading the fight to make sure that we have a Second Amendment, which in turn allows us to have a First, Fourth and all of the other freedoms that we take so much for granted. If it is at all possible, support the NRA and the work that they do. Malcolm Hill Morgan Road 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, May 22, 2014 Our offices will be closed Monday, May 26th and re-open on Tuesday normal hours. Dr. Anubha Gupta 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 PALMS MEDICAL GROUP facilities in Starke every Tuesday. She will be seeing pediatric and adult clients for routine health maintenance and sick visits. 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, hopefully for a very long time! NEW DOCTOR IN TOWN Support NRA, Second Amendment Wilhelmine Glenn celebrated her 95th birthday recently. She was given gifts by everyone who attended and enjoyed herself where she is a resident. Glenn celebrates 95th birthday Wilhelmine Glenn Air Force Airman Ivan J. Willis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Willis graduates from basic training Ivan Willis Air Force Airman 1st Class Brian S. Copeland graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Copeland is the son of Ann Hamilton of Starke and nephew of Charles Hamilton of San Antonio. He is a 2013 graduate of William J. Brennan High School, San Antonio. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Willis is the grandson of Marie R. Rund of Keystone Heights. He is a 2013 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. Copeland graduates from basic training The Bradford County Farm Bureau Federation recently donated $200 worth of Roys sausage to the Food Pantry operated by the Bradford Ecumenical Ministries. The food pantry distributed over 10,000 bags of food to adults and 8,000 bags to families with children in 2013, according to Food pantry Public Relations Director Bob Milner. These numbers represent over 5,700 families that would have gone without food but for the generosity of the members of the Farm Bureau Federation and the many other local organizations and churches that support the Pantry said Milner. Pictured (l-r) are Dewitt Hersey, Barry Whitehead, A.B. Whitehead, Glenn Ritch, Bob Milner, and Richard Sapp. People wishing to donate food or serve as a volunteer at the Food Pantry can call 9643984 or (352) 240-4725. Bradford Co. Farm Bureau supports Food Pantry Letters The Steward Board, in conjunction with the officers and members of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Mount Zion AME welcomes Gaddis as pastor Church, take this opportunity to introduce and welcome our newly assigned pastor and first lady; the Reverend & Mrs. Dwayne K. Gaddis. The Gaddis team was assigned to Mount Zion on Easter Sunday. They have served the church for more than 30 years in cities all over the state of Florida. Pastor Gaddis is an anointed preacher, teacher and community leader who has been instrumental in leading many persons to salvation. His heart for social ministry has led him to develop a variety of opportunities for the enhancement of people in the communities he has served. Some of the programs include: Magic Johnson Technology Center; HIV/AIDS Program with funding from the Center for Disease Control, County and City of Miami Dade; Healthy Start Initiative with a special program promoting fatherhood called MENSTIME; Health and Wellness Fairs; Feeding and Clothing Ministries, Shoe Drives for the Homeless entitled Soles for Christ; summer camps and afterschool programs for kids. We invite you to join us in welcoming him to our city. The program is scheduled for May 31, at 3:00 PM. We also invite you to fellowship with our First Family at a brief reception at the close of the program. t Crime t The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties : Bradford Roman V. Andryunin, 37, of Jacksonville was arrested May 13 by Lawtey police for not registering a vehicle and for possession of marijuana. Nicole Lynn Baker, 33, of Hampton was arrested May 14 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500 for the charge. Donna Kay Bennett, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested May 13 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Bennett was observed by an off-duty officer in the Walmart parking lot running over to a truck and opening the passenger side door. She then started to punch a female victim numerous times before the male driver of the truck separated the two women. The off-duty officer intervened until a police officer arrived. Bennett told the officer there was speculation the female victim was cheating with her boyfriendthe driver of the truckand that was the reason she got angry and attacked her when she spotted them in the truck together. Teressa Hodge Brown, 49, of Starke was arrested May 17 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, Brown was in a vehicle pulled over on U.S. Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union 301 for a traffic stop, when it was discovered she had a bag of approximately 3 grams of marijuana hidden in her bra. Bond was set at $1,000 for the charge. Daniel Ray Brown, 36, of Starke was arrested May 18 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $1,500 for the charge. Richard Andrew Byrd, 51, of High Springs was arrested May 17 by Starke police for assault, resisting an officer, giving false information to a law enforcement officer during an investigation, and for two out-of-county warrants, one from Columbia for probation violation for driving while license suspended or revoked, and one from Escambia for failure to pay child support. According to the arrest report, an officer pulled over a vehicle when she observed the passenger (Byrd) apparently not wearing a seat belt. When the officer approached Byrd, Byrd became combative, cursing at the officer and saying that he was wearing his seat belt, although he had the shoulder strap situated incorrectly below his arms. Byrd also refused to give the officer his name or produce any identification. After several attempts by the officer to get Byrd to comply, Byrd suddenly got out of the truck and got in the officers face, yelling at her to do what you gotta do, come on. The officer shoved him away and ordered him to stop, but he came back at her, so she fired her Taser, striking him in the chest. The Taser didnt seem to affect Byrd as he ripped off the wire from the dart and approached the officer again. She spun him around and was able to shove him against the patrol car, eventually handcuffing him and putting him in the patrol car. Bond was set at $9,870 for the charges, and both Columbia and Escambia counties confirmed they would extradite Byrd to face charges there. Albert Cecil Covington, 33, of Starke and Rabinonn Jermaine Hankerson, 35, of Starke were arrested May 17 by Bradford deputies after a traffic stop led to the discovery of over $11,000 in cash in the vehicle they were in. According to the arrest report, Hankerson was stopped for traveling 77 mph in a 60 mph zone on S.R. 16 a few miles east of Starke. The officer smelled marijuana and called for a K-9 unit to see if illegal drugs could be detected in the vehicle. The dog alerted on the center console in the vehicle. Inside was a bag of marijuana along with the large pile of cash in $20, $50 and $100 bills. Covington was charged with possession of marijuana, with bond set at $5,000 for the charge. Hankerson, who gave a false name and date of birth when questioned by the officer, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended or revoked, and for fraud-giving false information. Bond was set at $12,000 for the charges. Treyonte M. Covington, 21, of Starke was arrested May 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana-with intent to sell or deliver. According to the arrest report, Covington was stopped for a traffic infraction when the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Covington admitted he had marijuana in the vehicle and showed the officer where it was. The marijuana was in 30 small plastic bags, consistent with packaging for sale, and the total weighed approximately 32 grams. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Kentrell Demarquis Davis, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested May 16 by Lawtey police for possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. James Larry Davis, 22, of Jacksonville was arrested May 16 by Lawtey police for possession of marijuana and for destroying evidence. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charges.


The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Rodney Dean Dougherty, 46, of Smelterville, Idaho, was arrested May 18 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Sarah Jane Marjorye Drawdy, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested May 14 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Glenn Andrew Griffis, 28, of Gainesville was arrested May 16 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Maurice Hewitt, 34, of Melrose was arrested May 13 by Bradford deputies for criminal mischief-property damage and for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, deputies were called about a disturbance after Hewitt was banging and punching on the victims door, damaging the door and waking up several children in the home in the middle of the night. Hewitt refused to settle down when law enforcement arrived and was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $3,000 for the charges. Brian Scott Hudson, 49, of Starke was arrested May 15 by Starke police for reckless driving, two charges of resisting an officer, driving without a valid license and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, Hudson led officers on a wild chase in the Lincoln City area of Starke after they tried to stop him for running a stop sign. Hudson, driving a van, ran through numerous stop signs at a high rate of speed and drove through the yards of several residences before losing control, sideswiping a parked vehicle and then hitting a ditch and turning over on the drivers side. Hudson tried to escape the officer by running once he left the van, but the officer was able to detain him by his shirt until several other officers arrived and assisted in taking him to the ground to be handcuffed. Officers found crack cocaine in a cigarette pack on Hudson, and a computer check revealed he has never had a valid drivers license. In addition to the charges, Hudson was issued numerous citations for running the stop signs during the chase. Bond was set at $90,000 for the charges. Tom Marks, 61, of Starke was arrested May 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear for several drug possession offenses. Bond was set at $48,000 for the charge. Crystal Shiko Masters, 29, of Starke was arrested May 14 by Starke police for probation violation. 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Bond was set at $9,000 for the charges. Rhonda Kay Nettles, 42, of Starke was arrested May 19 by Bradford deputies for five charges of smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the arrest report, Nettles mailed five letters to inmate Brandon Wynne that had Suboxone drug strips placed under the stamps. Nettles used false names on the letters to avoid being detected by law enforcement, but after investigators listened to phone conversations between her and Wynne, she admitted to sending the letters with the drug strips. She also admitted that she knew it was illegal to introduce contraband into the jail. Wynne was charged with four counts of conspiracy to smuggle contraband into a detention facility. Dana Shalee Osborne, 28, of Lake Butler was arrested May 19 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. According to the arrest report, she was stopped by the deputy after going 115 mph and passing in a no-passing zone on S.R. 100, driving east into Starke. As soon as she stopped, she got out of her vehicle and was yelling frantically at the deputy, and the deputy could smell marijuana coming from the car. She admitted there was a marijuana blunt in the vehicle and was arrested. She was also issued traffic citations for speeding, passing in the no-passing zone and not carrying a drivers license while operating a vehicle. Michael Ray Perry, 31, of Hawthorne was arrested May 17 by Starke police during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charges. Donald Christopher Pilgrim, 47, of Starke was arrested May 17 by Lawtey police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $2,000 for the charge. Donald D. Ritter, 31, of Callahan was arrested May 16 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $5,000 for the charge. Steven Wayne Thornton, 35, of Starke was arrested May 14 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, deputies were called about a disturbance and arrested Thornton, who had been arguing with a female acquaintance and wouldnt stop yelling at her after law enforcement order him to stop. Joshua Joseph Thurston, 29, of Jacksonville was arrested May 17 by Bradford deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, police were called about a man trying to wave down traffic on U.S. 301 near the Sleepy Hollow Motel with a flashlight. Thurston told officers he was out of gas, but had $5 and needed to get to Ocala. Thurston had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, and when a computer check was run on his license and the vehicle tag, it came back that the vehicle was stolen from Marion County. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was contacted and given information to initiate a warrant for grand theft charges against Thurston. He was arrested for the disorderly charge, with bond set at $10,000. Robert Samuel Tyer, 37, of Green Cove Springs was arrested May 16 by Lawtey police for possession of marijuana. Brandy Renee Tyler, 30, of Starke was arrested May 19 by Braford deputies for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Lamic Malay Vanderpoel, 59, of Jacksonville was arrested May 16 by Starke police for two charges of larceny, fraudinsufficient funds in checking and on an out-of-county warrant from Duval for probation violation on an original charge of worthless checks. According to the arrest report, Vanderpoel went to a yard sale in Starke in April and purchased two pieces of jewelry for $750, using a check to pay the owner. The owner of the jewelry called Vanderpoel several days later to let her know she had more jewelry for sale, and Vanderpoel went back to Starke on April 15 to the victims home. After looking at the jewelry, Vanderpoel agreed to purchase four pieces for $2,400. She told the victim she had to go to Lake City to meet her husband and get the agreed amount. After she left for Lake City, the owner realized Vanderpoel still had the jewelry on and tried to reach her on her cell phone for several days to no avail. Several days later, the owner was notified by her bank that the check for $750 from the yard sale was no good and she would be responsible for covering the funds from the check. SPD investigators were able to eventually locate most of the victims jewelry at several pawn shops in Jacksonville, and a month later, on May 16, Vanderpoel was interviewed about the jewelry. She claimed it was all a misunderstanding that she still had all the jewelry and would pay the victim once they agreed on an amount. When she was confronted by the investigator that the jewelry was in several pawn shops in Jacksonville, Vanderpoel admitted to pawning it all and trying to retrieve it all before going to Starke that day, but said she would still pay the victim. She was arrested and had over $4,700 in cash on her person and in her Volvo vehicle in the SPD parking lot. Bond was set at $30,000 for the charges. Hazel Sharie Welch-Rowe, 38, of Starke was arrested May 18 by Bradford deputies for three charges of smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the arrest report, Welch-Rowe was visiting David Carl Gatlin, an inmate at the jail, when she entered the female restroom and left a plastic bag with tobacco and rolling papers in the sanitary product trash bin. She was also showing photos of her baby, along with pornographic photos of herself, to Gatlin. She also sent two letters to Gatlin with Suboxone drug strips placed underneath the stamps. Gatlin admitted to asking Welch-Rowe to mail the letters with the strips and to bring in the contraband during her visit. He also told the investigator that he would eventually get the contraband from the female bathroom after a jail orderly collected the trash and sorted it at the jail laundry. The orderly would keep half the contraband and give Gatlin the other half. Gatlin was charged with two counts of conspiracy to smuggle contraband into a detention facility. Bond was set at $30,000 for the charges against Welch-Rowe. Felicia Stache Williams, 36, of Starke was arrested May 18 by Bradford deputies for smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the arrest report, Williams, while visiting inmate James Davy went into the female bathroom before coming out with a Little Ceasars bag, throwing it in a garbage can in the lobby of the jail. The bag, which was retrieved, contained a large amount of tobacco. Williams was questioned and admitted she had tobacco hidden in her pants. She also admitted she knew it was illegal to bring contraband into the jail. Bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. Keystone/Melrose Christina Hall, 36, of Keystone Heights was arrested May 14 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Michael Paul Hanks, 25, of Melrose was arrested May 13 by Putnam deputies for burglary and larceny. Anthony Raleigh, 46, of Keystone Heights was arrested May 14 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Union Lynn M. Harden, 41, of Spring Hill was arrested May 8 in Broward County on a warrant from Union County for fraudinsufficient funds in checking account. She was transported back to Union County. Kelly David Hall, 24, of Worthington Springs was arrested May 19 by Union deputies on a warrant for a sex offense against a child-fondling. The victim was between the ages of 12 and 15, and the incident occurred in 2012. Bond was set at $50,000 for the charge. Troy Spencer Jacobs, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested May 13 by Union deputies on out-ofcounty warrants from Marion for probation violations on original charges for grand theft, fraudulent use of identification, fraudulent use of credit card and two grand theft forged instrument charges. No bond was allowed for the charges. Brandon Paul Prose, 22, of Lake Butler was arrested May 14 by Union deputies on a warrant for probation violation. No bond was allowed for the charge. Carl Ashley Rowe, 32, of Lake Butler was arrested May 6 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugs-controlled substance without prescription and over 20 grams of marijuana, delivery/distribution of drugs within 1,000 feet of public housing or schools and public order crime-using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. Joseph Richard Rollins, 30, of Lake Butler was arrested May 14 by Union deputies for possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the home of Rollins mother, where he was staying, to investigate him for damaging items in the home. The deputies didnt find any damaged items, but they did find a marijuana grinder in the room Rollins was using. Heather Michelle Thornton, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested May 8 by Union deputies on a warrant for possession of drugscontrolled substance without prescription and over 20 grams of marijuana, delivery/distribution of drugs within 1,000 feet of public housing or schools and public order crime-using a twoway communication device to facilitate a felony. Bobby Henery Keene, 50, of High Springs was arrested May 16 by Union deputies for possession of drugs without a prescription, possession of opium or derivative with intent to sell or manufacture and possession of drugs controlled substance without prescription, including over 20 grams of marijuana. 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expense, less money borrowed on educational loans and/or less money to qualify for on a needs basis. Conversely, the short preparation and reliable employment suggests a faster recovery time for the expenditures. Additionally, the nursing program offers growth potential and the opportunity to qualify for that growth while working. In the 2003-04 school year, Clarence Desue was the technical centers director, and Reddish was the assistant director. Reddish wrote the LPN program application, which was accepted, and the first year of the program started in 2004. More to the point, the application and the course requirements were closely articulated with Santa Fe College. Consequently, students who complete the program can easily bridge over into the Santa Fe College registered nursing program, and the previously completed work greatly facilitates the students progress in that program. puts the average annual RN salary in Florida at almost $60,000. The only downside to the LPN program is that its appeal has become well known, and entry, due to class size limitations, has also become competitive. The minimal qualifications for application to the program are as follows: Test of Adult Basic Education with an 11.0 gradelevel score. Test of Essential Academic Skills with an 11.0 grade-level score. Be at least 18 years of age. CPR card. Applications are accepted during the second semester and are due in March. High school students interested in a career in the health care fieldand especially the technical centers LPN programshould talk to the one of their high school or technical center counselors. These students would greatly benefit by enrolling in the Health Science Academy. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School senior Blake Richardson became the third baseball player in the Telegraph-Times-Monitor coverage area to sign a letter of intent with Trinity Baptist College, doing so during a May 15 ceremony in the KHHS media center. Its exciting, Richardson said. Ive always wanted to play baseball after high school. I didnt want that to be the end of it. Im just excited to play in college. Richardson will join Bradford High School seniors Wyatt Collins and David Hall, who signed letters of intent in April. They will be part of a brand new program, but a program that is hitting the ground running, according to head coach Jon Copeland, alluding to a competitive first-ever schedule. Were just glad to have Blake be a part of that, Copeland said. Were expecting some really, really good things from him. Of being a part of a first-year program, Richardson said, Itll be fun to start from scratch and just be able to work and get better. Richardson has been playing baseball since the age of 6. Hes always loved the sport, he said, and worked especially hard during his junior and senior years to put himself in position to get an opportunity at the next level. When I kept getting a bunch of emails from (Copeland), it really hit me that I had a good chance to go on to college, Richardson said. Keystone head coach Alan Mattox can attest to the amount of work Richardson has put in and said he was happy to see it pay off. Its really gratifying from a standpoint that Ive been able to watch Blake develop since his seventh-grade year, Mattox said. Mattox said he has seen Richardson develop into a mature player who is not only a tough out at the plate, but a standout on defense as well. I think just his anticipation of plays, Mattox said when asked what makes Richardson such a good defensive player. He sees the ball so well. He tracks the ball well and sees it off the bat really good. He gets to the point where he fields the ball and gets it out of his hand quickly. He cant wait to graduate from high school and get started as a player at the next level, Richardson said. Plus, he will be joined at the school by some of the players on his travel team. I have a bunch of friends going there, so its going to be fun, Richardson said. Mattox said the next level will bring better overall competition and a faster game, but he believes Richardson has what it takes to meet those challenges. With his work ethic, I see him having no problem adjusting to the higher level of play when he gets to college, Mattox said. KHHS Richardson to play at Trinity Baptist 6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, May 22, 2014 904-368-0687 phwww.starkedivorce.comMARGARET ANDERSON1011 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 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! P romote S ervice B usiness with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o ur weekly community g iveaway paper: S tand Outfro m the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample Blake Richardson, seated next to Trinity Baptist head coach Jon Copeland (far right), signs his letter of intent as family members look on. Pictured (l-r from far left) are brother, Tyler, and parents Kyle and Shelly. yourself to push yourself, adding, You also have to have some people behind you like coach Bryan. Findleys first powerlifting event was the USA Powerlifting Central Florida Open Championships, at which she set records for bench press, dead lift and overall total. That effort qualified her for the July 19-21, 2013, Raw/Unequipped National Powerlifting Championships. Findley placed first in her weight class and age division. In October 2013, Findley competed at the USA Powerlifting Southeastern USA Regional Championships, where she won the gold medal in 12 divisions and broke seven records. Sounds like a pretty good day, but Findley said, It wasnt my best meet at all. Though basically a newcomer to the sport, Findley told the Telegraph-Times-Monitor in 2013 she felt as if powerlifting was her destiny, saying, My dad was in it. I guess I just had a big interest in it for a long time. Shes certainly made her mark so far and is looking forward to doing so when she moves up in age division, which will happen when she turns 18 in December. Findley said she has no doubt shell set records during her first year of competition in the higher age division. The amount of weight shes been lifting is certainly impressive, but Griffis said whats just as impressive is the fact that Findley is up front about her faith. Not many kids are willing to stand up on a platform and say the reason theyre doing it is for God, that theyre wanting to please him, Griffis said. She does that. It makes you real proud of a kid whos like that. Competing at such events as the one in St. Croix costs money. A plane ticket for one to St. Croix costs $1,400, Findley said, plus she will need to pay for a hotel room and apparel that lifters are required to wear. In all, she will need approximately $5,000 for the St. Croix trip. Findley and Griffis are looking for sponsors or anyone who is willing to give any amount. Whatever theyre able to give, we dont care, Griffis said. The slightest little bit helps. The community has already supported Findley with previous competition costs, and for that, she and Griffis are grateful. Findley said the giving spirit especially when it comes to supporting youthis what makes the Lake Butler/Union County community so special. They help you out no matter what, Findley said. They put you before themselves. If you are interested in helping, please contact Findley at or Griffis at 352-494-1362. Who knows? You may be able to say you assisted in bringing a world championship to Union County. Griffis, for one, is confident that Findley can shine on the world stage. She never ceases to amaze me, Griffis said. LIFT Continued from 1B LPN Continued from 2B BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Theyve been getting in shape and learning formations and plays since May 1. Now, the football players at Bradford, Keystone Heights and Union County high schools will get the chance to hit someone other than their teammates when the teams participate in games on Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Bradford will travel to Newberry for a three-team game that also includes Dunnellon, while Keystone will travel to St. Augustine to take on Menendez. Union will remain home, hosting Duval Charter. Last year, Keystone was the only one of the three teams to cap its spring with a win, though you could also say Unions varsity team came away a winner after a 6-6 tie against defending Class 2A champ University Christian. Daquin Buddy Edwards had a third-quarter touchdown run that put the Tigers up 6-0. University didnt score until the fourth quarter, which featured Union junior varsity players. The Indians played Menendez last spring as well, pulling out a 9-6 come-from-behind win on the last play of the game when Michael Carroll took a short Wyatt Harvin pass and turned it into a 21-yard touchdown. Keystone scored on its first possession of the game when J.J. Schofield kicked a 34-yard field goal. Bradfords varsity players didnt fare too well in a 35-23 loss to Fleming Island as the Eagles led 35-14 at the half, with four of their five scores covering 36 yards or more. The Tornadoes played mostly younger players in the second half, though varsity running back Travon Thomas had a 14-yard touchdown run in that half to finish the game with two scores. He had a 4-yard scoring run in the first half and finished the game with 59 yards on 10 carries. Quarterback Jacob Luke, who was 8-of-17 for 161 yards, threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Dinkins for Bradfords first score. Dinkins finished the game with six catches for 148 yards. Football teams end spring with May 23 games Enrollment into the Health Science Academy qualifies the students to take a series of high school elective classes, such as Medical Terminology, Cardio Technology, Respiratory Care, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. An additional benefit of the noted elective classes is that they can serve as college credit if the student passes a qualifying endof-class test. (In this regard, the noted Health academy elective classes are dual-enrollment classes.) Interestingly also, Chemistry and Anatomy can be taken as Health Academy classes. These two classes can serve double duty as required high school credit and dual-enrollment credit as well if the same end-of-class test is passed. Furthermore, college credit given for the above dual-enrollment classes carries no tuition. The perks of the Health Science Academy do not stop there. Once the Health Academy students graduate from the program and high school, they are certified phlebotomists and certified nursing assistants. Both of these health care professions are also highly employable. This could provide immediate employment for high school graduates and the ability to work part time while engaging in the LPN program or other collegiate health care programs. Salary. com puts the average annual CNA salary in the United States at about $30,000.


Thursday, May 22, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 S TARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:30 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 D ont Forget Flowers, Occasions and More...Flowers Live Plants Silks Balloons Gift Baskets Greeting Cards (904) 368-9725 368-9739 fax923 N. Pine Street Starke(formerly Tammys Flowers)come to starting at $20 Owners Vince & Iana Adrienne Patterson d Obituaries d Malcolm Crews, Jr.Malcolm Crews, Jr.LAKE BUTLER Malcolm Hugh Crews, Jr, 59 passed away from injuries suffered in auto accident on Saturday, May 17, 2014. He was born on Sept. 19, 1954 in Lake City to the late Malcolm Hugh Crews, Sr. (Mac) and Jessie Crews Kembro. He lived most of his life in Lake Butler. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Worthington Springs. Mr. Crews was a business man and ran his own company for many years after retiring from the Department of Corrections. He was a loving devoted father and grandfather. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lonnie and Dessa Crews. He is survived by: his mother, Jessie Crews Kembro of Lake Butler; two sisters, Linda Boles of Keystone Heights and Ramona (Bennie) Turner of Hollywood; daughter, Dawn (Tony) Rizer of Lake Butler; three sons, Kage Crews of Lake Butler, Dallin Crews of Lake Butler and Dalton (Kayla) Clarke of Jacksonville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Hayden Crews, Luke Rizer, and Hanna Rizer; as well as extensive family and many friends Funeral services will be held for Mr. Crews, Friday, May 23, at 11:00 am in Sardis Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Osteen officiating. Burial will take place at Mt Zion Cemetery following the funeral service. Family invites friends for visitation Thursday May 22, from 5-8 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 386-4962008. Please sign guestbook at OBITUARYMichael ChittySTARKEMichael Houston Mike Chitty, 66, of Starke died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Bradford Terrace Nursing Home. He was born on Aug. 20, 1947 in Starke to the late James Lavaughn and Ivalene (Copeland) Chitty and moved back to Starke in 1998 from Panama City. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church and worked as a missionary ministering to the elderly and handicapped through a tape ministry. He is survived by: his wife of 35 years, Mercedes Sadie (Hoffman) Chitty of Starke. Memorial services were held on May 21 in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel with Pastor Roger Worten officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home.Joseph DanielsSTARKE Joseph Franklin Daniels, 85, of Starke passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Haven Hospice, Orange Park. He was born Feb. 5, 1929 in Galivants Ferry, S.C. to Joseph Preston Daniels and Sarah Jane (Baxley) Daniels. Joe left at the age of 17 to enlist in the US Army. After serving in the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force for a total of 26 years he retired and moved to Starke with his (now deceased) wife, Keiko (Kay) Fujimoto and their daughter, Sarah, and worked at the Union Correctional Institution near Starke. Joe is survived by: his wife, Betty; daughter, Sarah; nephews, Mike Richardson and Ken Bryant; nieces Ann Bryant and Elsie (Lucy) Bryant Stone; and various great-nieces and great nephews. A casual memorial service will be held Thurs. May 29, at 6 pm at the American Legion Post 56 in Starke. Entombment will be Fri., May 30, at 11:30 am at Jacksonville National Cemetery.PAID OBITUARYMartha de BodiscoGAINESVILLEMartha Sue de Bodisco, a longtime Gainesvillle resident, passed away in St. Augustine on Monday, May, 12th, 2014. Born in Waldo on Aug. 1928 during the Ft Pierce hurricane, she was one of the first women to graduate from the University of Florida. Marty served as an officer in the Navy, where she met her husband, Alexander de Bodisco. They were devoted to their three children: Constantine, who became a foreign service officer; Nina, a 4th grade gifted teacher, and Christopher, an economics professor. The family enjoyed living all over the world from Florida, to California, Hawaii, and China, finally settling in Keystone Heights for many years. Marty loved reading, being in nature, and especially spending time with her family. Her kind spirit, gentle wisdom, humor and grace touched many lives, and she will be missed by so many who felt her love. Marty was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years; her son, Constantine; her brother, Charles; and sister, Nina. She is survived by: her daughter; son; daughters-in-law, Sophie of Paris, France and Chasity; and grandchildren, Samuel and Alexandra de Bodisco. A memorial service will be held at Craig Funeral Home, St. Augustine, on May, 23rd at 3 pm. Donations to Cure Alzheimers Fund, or Safe Pet Rescue of St. Augustine would be welcome in lieu of flowers. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www. is in charge of arrangements.PAID OBITUARYJoanne STARKE Joanne Marie Huffington, 85, of Starke died at her daughters home Friday, May 16, 2014. She was born in Normal, Ill. Dec. 24, 1928 to the late Roland and Mable (Bailey) Rich and moved to Starke in 1976 from Sebring. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard F. Huffington. Survivors are: daughters, Christine (Greg) Nichols of Starke and Edith Irene (Carter) Cheatum of Orange Park; three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, at the Crosby Lake Cemetery with Pastor Troy Lewis officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Eugene George Kravcik died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. He was born in Chicago, Ill. to the late Laddie and Sylvia Kravcik. He is survived by: his daughter, Anna K Crumpley; and a son Eugene G. Kravcik, Jr. both of Illinois; brother, Herald Kravcik of Florida; sisters, Amber Cook, June Strunk and Carol Newman all of Florida, Arlene Londowski of Michigan and Kathy Garrie of Wisconsin; and grandchildren. There will be no services held at this time.   Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose.STARKEBruce T. Mangus, 66, of Starke died Monday, May 19, 2014 at ET York Haven Hospice in Gainesville. He was born in Trenton, N.J. to the late Anthony E. Mangus and Lucille Clemons. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Melinda Nettles; and son, Jeff Mangus. He graduated from Union County High School in Lake Butler. He was a pipe fitter in construction. He is survived by: daughters, Melissa (Dean) Hendrix of Hampton and Renae (Billy) Forgue of Winter Haven; brothers, Jimmy (Terry) Mangus of Keystone Heights, Don Raulerson and David (Charity) Clemons of Lake Butler, sister Lucille Whitehead of Starke; four grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 11:00 am in the Archer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Clyatt officiating. Burial will take place at Dekle Cemetery following the funeral service. Family invites friends for visitation Friday May 23, from 6-8 pm at Archer Funeral Home.Lynn RidleyLynn RidleyMELROSE Lynn Janice Ridley, 59, resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 12, 2014. This kind and loving lady was surrounded by friends and family in her last hours. She was loved by all people who had the privilege of knowing her. She was an active member of Keystone United Methodist Church, the members of which have provided Lynn and her family with kindness and love throughout her time of need. Our beloved Lynn was an amazing wife, sister, mother, daughter, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. Lynn was preceded in death by: her mother, Joan McKeown; and sister, Karen Smith. She is survived by: her husband, Gerald Ridley; sister, Gail Reins; children, Gregory Adams and Alicia Ridley; father, Carl Smith; grandchildren, Chelsea, Monica, Alison and Gregory Adams; and her great-grandchild, Bryson Jones. Services were held at Keystone United Methodist Church in Keystone Heights on May 17. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice of Gainesville, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements by HardageGiddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, Florida 32073 (904)2642481. Please post tributes at www. hardage-giddensrivermead.comPAID OBITUARYJoella SeaySTARKEJoella Lynn Seay, age 51, of Starke passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville surrounded by her family following an extended illness with cancer. Joella was born on Oct. 31, 1962 in Starke to James and Mary (Starling) Crawford, and is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds a degree in Public Relations, Journalism/ Communications. She has been employed with the University of Florida for over thirty years and is presently the Associate Director for the Department of Housing. Joella was a Sunday school teacher and she enjoyed the outdoors and loved going to the beach. Joella is survived by: her loving husband of over thirty years, Martin Seay; two daughters, Amanda (Adam) Stevenson and Emily Seay, and a grandson, Austin Tyler Ty Stevenson all of Starke. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. in Madison Street Baptist Church, Thursday, May 22, with Reverend Charles Warren and Reverend Justin Kirksey officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Call Cemetery located in Union County off of CR 18. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 SW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home, 620 Nona St. Starke, FL 32091. 904-964-6200. www.jonesgallagherfh.comPAID OBITUARYJACKSONVILLE Ruby Wilkinson, 80, of Jacksonville, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at her residence with her husband by her side. She was born Jan. 3, 1934 in Maxville to the late Alvey Mosley and Ida Mae Mosley. She was a member of both Raiford Road Baptist Church and Clay Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ida Mae Padgett. She is survived by: her husband of 47 years, Edward Ed Wilkinson; sons, Dickie Gene (Missy) Padgett and Danny Lee Padgett; stepchildren, Rex Wilkinson and Wanda Dell Wilkinson; brothers, David Gene Manning, Frank Manning, and Carlis Manning; sister, Joy Ann Looney; and many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 23, at Clay Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Freddie Griffis officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Long Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the start of the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services of Starke. KEYSTONE HEIGHTSEtta N. York, 97, of Keystone Heights died Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Willey Manor ALF. She was born in Darien Center, N.Y. on June 5, 1916 to the late William C. and Grace (Marsh) Nichols and moved to Keystone Heights four years ago from Chicago, Ill. She was a homemaker and a Chaplain for various nursing homes. She was an honorary member of Friendship Bible Church in Keystone Heights. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 53 years, Reverend Edward J. York; and eight siblings. Survivors are: sons, Brian York of Keystone Heights and Dennis York of Kentwood, Mich.; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren; 105 year old sister, Dorothy Van Valkenberg of Buffalo, N.Y. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m., in the West Chicago United Methodist Church with Interment following at Glen Oak Cemetery. The family will be having a celebration of Life in Keystone Heights at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 104, Starke. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Daniel ZappGAINESVILLEDaniel James Zapp, 43, of Gainesville, formerly of Lake Butler, died on Friday, May 16, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1971 in Daytona Beach. He was a car salesman at Gainesville Acura. He lived most of his life in Lake Butler, and was a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church in Starke. He was also a member of Phi Theta Cappa. He is survived by: his mother; Kathleen OMalley of Ohio; children, Molly Zapp and Caleb Zapp, both of Lake Butler; mother of his children, Joy Cason Zapp; sisters, Rachael Johnson of Vermont and Tiffany Ellis of Ohio. Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 24, at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home. The family invites friends for visitation at 2:00 pm, an hour prior to the memorial service. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Tempest said. Considering what we had and that we were able to get third place in the state in our circuit that we compete in, we definitely had a strong showing. Tempest said giving the more advanced students opportunities that allow them to grow as musicians can also pay off for a schools entire band program. For example, Tempest said he saw one of the Bradford High School members of the Bradford Independent group showing other BHS students what he had learned from being part of that group. Its kind of infectious in a good way to the students around them, Tempest said. Tempest expressed his thanks to the administration at both Bradford High School and Bradford Middle School, where the majority of rehearsals were held. He also thanked the schools athletic directors for their help in the group being able to use the schools gymnasiums. If youd like more information on the Bradford Independent Percussion Group, visit the website www., or contact Tempest at 904-966-6072 or tempest.cody@mybradford. us. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, May 22, 2014 40 Notices HOW TO COUPON: Save hundreds of dollars monthly. Learn couponing the correct way. In local area for limited time. See: or text: 386-546-8737 No Calls Please! 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 45 Land for Sale LAND FOR SALE 5.7 acres. Have well & septic tank. Borders up to hunting club. $28,000. Call 334335-2431 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. Contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. 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. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. 48 Homes for Sale OPEN HOUSE: Deltona Realty. 1310 E Call St, Starke, FL. 32091 Sat May 24 th 12 to 3pm. Two homes, 1.5 acres. Pool. $300,000 3BR/2BA living room, din ing room, family room, laundry room. Back porch is screened in. Storage shed. Large fenced & paint. A/C. Immaculate condition. $120,000.00. Near downtown & schools. 823 Parkwood Place. 912-843-2194 or 912-281-9053 49 Mobile Homes for Sale 2007 2 BED DWMH Like new cond. w/ low-e windows. $39,900 setup & delivered 904-259-4663 BIGGEST SALE EVER All homes 20% off. With free furni ture. Ends 5/20 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny. com 2008 14x70 2 BED $19,900 Setup & delivered. 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny. com BRAND NEW 28x80 4 bed $59,900 28x60 3 bed $49,900 Setup w/AC, steps & skirting 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny. com 50 For Rent 3BR/2BA living room, din ing room, family room, laundry room. Back porch is screened in. Storage shed. Large fenced back yard. New flooring, & paint. A/C. Immaculate condition. No pets other than service animals. $950/month plus deposit. Near downtown & schools. 823 Parkwood Place. 912-843-2194 or 912-281-9053 SUITE OF OFFICES IN CLUDES Kitchen, Show er, Washer Dryer. Down town STARKE $1000/ MO. For information Call 904-364-9022. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. Lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 HOUSE for rent. In good condition. For more infor mation call, 904-290-0083 OR 904-964-5006. CLEAN 2BR HOMES in Keystone. Available May 29. From $525 up to $600/ mo. has lake access. Includes lawn & main tenance. Call 352-4788321 2BR/1BA APT. CH/A. Elec tric range, refrig. Wall-towall carpet. $400/mo. sec. deposit. References, call 904-966-1334. 3BR/2BA DW. $550/month, $550/security deposit, plus $150/deposit on electric. Call 904-3646145 & leave message. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. $650/ month plus $650/security. Out in country. Service animals only! 904-9648637. OFFICES FOR LARGE STAFF. Includes living qtrs, showers, kitchen, washer & dryer. This is a living qtrs. $1000/month. Call 904-364-9022 MELROSE 2BR/2BA. Con veniently located in town. Clean. $675/month plus last & security. Please call 352-235-1143 or 352475-3094 KEYSTONE 2BR/1BA. 1 acre fenced. SW w/room addition. Clean. $525/ month plus last & security. Please call 352-475-3094 or 352-235-1143 KINGSLEY LAKE MOBILE HOME 2/2 ch/a private dock on beautiful Kingsley Lake. $800/mo $800 sec dep 386-623-2848 LIVE IN THE COUNTRY. 14 X60 MOBILE HOME. 2BR/1BA. CH/A, very clean. $300 deposit, $550/ mo. Call 904-782-3380 or 904-451-5236. 3BR/1.5BA VERY CLEAN. Large yard, perfect for a family. $500/month plus deposit. 904-3648135 3BR/2BA SW. Between Starke & Lake Butler. $660/monthly $300/de posit. 904-305-8287 or 904-263-3999 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 3BR/2BA. SW in High Ridge. CH/A $550/month plus $550/deposit. 352-235-6319 2BR/2BA SW. Outside Starke city limits. CH/A. $500/mo. $500/deposit. 352-235-6319 53 A Yard Sales HUGE MULTI FAMILY. FRI & SAT 8:30-? 19566 NW 56th ave. Starke. Misc. household items, clothes for all ages & sizes, furni ture, & Christmas decora tions. FRI & SAT 9AM-2PM. 319 Lafayette St. Next to Winn-Dixie. Furniture and household items. MOVING SALE: SAT 8AM2PM. 12794 SW 86th Ave, Starke. (Wynn Cem etery Rd, near Sampson City Church of God). Lots tools, furniture, knick knacks & more. SAT 8AM-? All sorts of stuff. Household, purses, girls clothes sizes 3 to 6, re cord player, vhs & cds. 301 to Market Road fol low signs. HUGE 3 FAMILY YARD SALE: Sat 8am-1pm. Variety of items. 614 Pratt Street. MOVING SALE 5/23 & 5/24 9am3pm.Furniture, household items, horse tack, farm equipment. All must go9703 NW 219th St. Starke. FRI. & SAT. 8am3pm. 817 W. Pratt St. Absolutely no early birds please, family in mourning. 53 B Keystone Yard Sales FRI & SAT 8AM-2PM. 7197 Pembroke St. Keystone. Furniture, tools, clothes, shoes, toys, household, decor, movies and more. 55 Wanted SMALL LOT IN LAKE BUT LER with water & septic for small trailer. Call after 6pm. 386-365-9053 Bradford Union Clay 40Notices 41Auctions 42M otor Vehicles & Accessories43R Vs & Campers 44Boats &ATVs 45Land for Sale 46Real Estate Out of Area 47Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) 48Homes for Sale 49Mobile Homes for Sale 50For Rent 61Scriptur es 62Vacation/Travel 63Love Lines 64Business Opportunities65Help Wanted 66In vestme nt O ppo rtunities67Hunting Land for Rent 68Carpet Cleaning 69Food Supplements 70Money to Lend 71Farm Equipment 72Computers & Accessories51Lost/Found 52Animals & Pets53AY ard Sales53BKeystone Yard Sales53CLake Butler Y ard Sales54Pr oduce 55Wanted 56Antiques 57For Sale 58Child/Adult Home Car e59Personal Services 60Home Impr ovementW ord Ad Classified Tuesday, 12:00 noon Classified Display Tuesday, 12:00 noon964-6305 473-2210 496-2261 C lassified Advertising should be paid in advance unless credit has already been established with the newspaper. A $3.00 service charge will be added to all billing to cover postage and handling. All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! will help you, unconditionally love. Hands on with your baby. Maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 866-777-9344 Susan StockmanFL # 0342521 160+/1 Acres Divided of Higher Elevation Pasture & Timber Land with Beautiful Views for Miles in Clyde, NC, Haywood County. Saturday, May 31st at 11am. Auction At Haywood County Fairgrounds, Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. 800-997-2248. NCAL3936 begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / EOE Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises! Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-3681964 A childless loving married couple seeks to adopt. Will be hand on mom/ dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855)9854592. Adam Sklar #0150789 New Pay Increase For Regional Drivers! 40 to 46 CPM + Fuel Bonus! Also, Post-Training Pay Increase for Students! (Depending on Domicile) Get Home EVERY Week + Excellent Benefits. CDL-A req. 888362-8608 Apply @ Equal Opportunity Employer Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Solo, Recent Grad & Student Drivers needed for dedicated run in your area! Ask about our signon bonus and guaranteed hometime! Call 866-4143402 W/D Hook-ups Pool Business Center Fitness Room Kids CornerPETS WELCOME !Call 904-368-0007Spacious 2, 3 and 4 Bedroom Apartments AVAILABLE NOW!STARTING AS LOW AS $550/moCall today to hear about our current special to help get you moved in! 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & Non-HC accessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 2 Bedroom Townhome$100 security1/2 OFF 1st 3 m onths rentEqual housing opportunity This institution is an equal o pportunity provider & employer. 1 Bdrm $460 2 Bdrm $485 3 Bdrm $515 rffntb b rfntfbnfffbffnbnff ffbfrfffbfnfnfbfntfnf frfntbfbfffrtffbfbffbnf fntfffrfnff GROUP Continued from 3B Bradford Middle School eighth-graders got the chance to interact with Bradford High School coaches and learn some of the programs basics during a three-day minicamp in April. Photos by Cliff Smelley. Rising freshmen get early taste of BHS football ABOVE: Aundre Carter (foreground) sprints against a fellow eighthgrader as Earl Green watches RIGHT: Jacob Alvarez (left) and Jordan Luke race against each other. ABOVE: Dakota Mathews (left) and Gerald Smith, pictured with Bradford High School head coach Steve Reynolds, look on as different formations are demonstrated. 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Thursday, May 22, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 56 Antiques BED W/HIGH HEAD BOARD. Over 100 years old. Excellent condi tion. Includes mattress & Martha Washington bedspread. $500.00. 352475-6242 or 352-3280392 57 For Sale PURE BRED Americana, Deleware, and Red Sex Links for sale. $1.75 each. Hatching eggs available. 386-496-2985 KITCHEN TABLE, sturdy, w/ 4 chairs. Tile top. Leaf folds under table. Moving. $225.00. 352-475-6242 or 352-328-0392 PIANO-KRAKAUR. Top con dition. Beautiful w/bench. $600.00. 352-475-6242 or 352-328-0392 27 FOOT 5TH WHEEL CAMPER. 1988. $2,500. 1-765-238-9992. Law tey. JJS TOBACCO. INT. of 231/121 go south as if go ing to RMC. 9515 CR 231 on right side of hwy. $2.00 coupon for 30. 00 carton cigarettes all new custom ers on 1st. carton. 58 Child/Adult Home Care HOME DAYCARE all hours. Great rates. 30 plus years experience. All hours, lots of TLC. HRS certified, CPR certified and First 496-1062. 59 Personal Services CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. PROFESSIONAL CON CRETE and Ceramic Tile Installation Services in the Lake Area for the past 21 years. Call Bill at 352-4730350. MATTHEWS MAINTE NANCE & REPAIR. 13 years experience. Ser vices include, a/c repair, plumbing & electrical re pair. Licensed & insured. Call James at 352-3595032 65 Help Wanted LOCAL STARKE BUSI NESS is looking to hire a part-time and/or full-time staff member. Optional shifts are available and Military Veterans are wel come to apply! We are looking for a self-starter, goal oriented person with the willingness to learn. No experience necessary! Please email employment app or resume to vtoddf@ UF DAIRY UNIT seeks milkers/farm work. 40 hours per week. Pos sibility of working days, nights, weekends and/or holidays. Must have reli able transportation. Back ground check required. Apply at 13200 NW 59th Drive Gainesville, FL. 32653 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. The New River Solid Waste Association is seeking qualified appli cants for the position of Equipment Operator. Re sponsibilities will include operation of a variety of heavy equipment in addi tion to screening wastes for removal of unauthor ized materials. Experi ence in the operation and maintenance of heavy operation experience is desired. Employee will be required to complete a Landfill Operator and an Inmate Supervision course within 6 months of employment. Graduation from high school or GED needed. Salary range will vary based on experi ence. Applications can be picked up at the Ad River Regional Landfill located on State Road 121, 2 miles north of Raiford, Florida. Deadline for submitting applications will be May 28th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. For further information, call 386431-1000. New River Solid Waste is a drug-free workplace; drug testing will be required. NRSWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer HAIRBIZ STYLING SA LON is looking for an experienced nail tech. Call 352-258-4135 or 386-496-2078 DISABLED WOMAN needs help with activities of daily living. Such as dressing, bathing, toileting, and meal preparation. In need of live in custodial care giver in exchange for free room & board. Only seri ous, dedicated persons need to apply. Please call 352-478-8167 BRADFORD TERRACE 808 S. Colley Rd. Starke, FL 32091 is now accept ing applications for LPNs & RNs. Long-term care exp. preferred. Apply in person at or Fax resume to 904-964-1497 DFWP. EOE. BRADFORD TERRACE 808 S. Colley Rd. Starke, FL 32091 is now accept ing applications for CNAs, LTC exp preferred. Apply in person or Fax resume to 904-964-1497 DFWP. EOE. HOME HEALTH Aides need ed in Keystone Heights with current background and health statement. Fax Resume to 904-6210968, or call 904-5279-4. DRIVERS: $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447 THE CITY OF HAMPTON WILL BE ACCEPTING applications through June 4, 2014 for a part time position of Utility Distribu tion Operator. Knowledge of water distribution, me ter repair/replacement, plumbing, pumps, and electrical systems. Appli cants must have DEP Wa tion or currently enrolled test to be considered for the position. This position will work in conjunction with other city employ ees, including evening and weekend work as needed. Applications can be picked up and returned at/to the Hampton City Hall, 5784 Navarre Ave, Hampton, Fl. THE CITY OF HAMPTON WILL BE ACCEPTING applications through June 4, 2014 for a part time position of Street/Mainte nance Worker. Ability to lift 50 lbs.> operate lawn and outdoor equipment, gen eral knowledge of street and maintenance duties desired. This position will work in conjunction with the Utility Distribution Op erator and other city em ployees including evening and weekend work as needed. Applications can be picked up and returned at/to the Hampton City Hall, 5784 Navarre Ave, Hampton, Fl. NEW RIVER PUBLIC LI BRARY COOPERATIVE POSITION AVAILABLE: Director. This person exercises independent professional judgment in the administration and management of the Co operative in order to de liver library services to member libraries and the public. A masters degree in library science from an accredited ALA institu tion, 4-6 years of experi ence, at least 2 years. In a supervisory capacity is required. The applicant should also be familiar with best practices in li brary service, cataloging, development of library policies, grant applica tions, and computer use and applications. Knowl edge of SirsiDynix ILS preferred. Salary range $44 to 46,000, FRS, and health benefits. New River is an EOE. Send resume to New River PL Cooperative, 110 N. Lake Ave. Lake Butler, FL. 32054 (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! for positions of and Full Time in Keystone in Gainesville 352-473-0680 Excellence Through Senior AdvocacyServing Clay County and Surrounding Areas.105 Commercial Drive Keystone Heights, FL 32656HHA29991306Must have been a registered nurse for at least a year and prefer home health care experience, but not required for right candidate. with resume in hand. The Bradford County Value Adjustment Board ( VAB ) Is Seeking A Qualified Member Of The Florida Bar To Serve As Its Legal Counsel For The 2014 Tax Cycle. Applicants Must Submit A Letter Of Interest And Resume Demonstrating Satisfaction Of The Following Criteria: 1. APPLICANT MUST BE AN ATTORNEY, LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND MAY NOT BE AN ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIAL OR AN EMPLOYEE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, A TAXING JURISDICTION IN BRADFORD COUNTY OR THE STATE OF FLORIDA, OR REPRESENT ANY PROPERTY OWNER IN ANY ADMINISTRATIVE OR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF PROPERTY TAXES. 2. APPLICANT MUST HAVE PRACTICED FOR FIVE YEARS OR MORE; MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 194.015, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND FILL THE ROLE PRESCRIBED BY RULE 12D-9.009, FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE. 3. VAB LEGAL COUNSEL SHALL ADVISE THE VAB ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE VAB REVIEW PROCESS AND ENSURE THAT ALL ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE VAB AND ITS STAFF MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW. 4. VAB LEGAL COUNSEL IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS AND HEARINGS OF THE VAB AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE OTHER ASSISTANCE AS NEEDED BY THE VAB 5. VAB LEGAL COUNSEL WILL BE AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR; WILL BE COMPENSATED BY THE HOUR; AND THE RATE OF SUCH COMPENSATION WILL BE NEGOTIATED FOLLOWING SELECTION. 6. WHILE PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR ANY LOCAL APPLICANT(S), APPLICANT NEED NOT BE RESIDENTS OF BRADFORD COUNTY. 7. APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TRAINING FOR VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDS AND PROVIDE A STATEMENT ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF SAID TRAINING TO THE VAB Applicants Must Submit Their Letter Of Interest (Including Suggested Compensation Information) And Resume, By Hand Delivery Or U.S. Mail, To The Office Of The Clerk Of The Circuit Court, At 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091, No Later Than 3:00 P.M., June 11, 2014. All Submissions Must Be In Sealed Envelopes Clearly Marked: VAB Counsel. Episcopal Childrens Services has openings for a for our Head Start program in Starke.A bachelors degree in early childhood education preferred; associates required for Lead position. Salaries vary by position & credentials ($11-$17 per hour) Excellent benefits package, including:Health, Dental and Life Insurance Retirement Plan w/ Employer Matching Paid Vacation & Holidays Employer Paid Training & Tuition AdvancementEmail resum to or Fax to (904) 726-1520 ATTN HRECS is an Equal Oppo r tunity / Aff i r m ative Action / Drug Free E m ployer. BUS DRIVERS NEEDEDUnion County School Board 40 hour Training Class provided. CDL required to enroll.ContactMike: 386-496-2182orMark: 904-966-2396 DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 F lorida Credit Union has a FT teller position available at our Starke branch. Experience with high volume cash handling, maintaining cash drawer, balancing, cross-selling, and customer service expertise is required. Prior credit union/bank experience is a plus. We offer competitive salary, incentives, and excellent benefits. Stop by our Starke branch at 2460 Commercial Drive (near Walmart) to complete an application or send resum to: F lorida Credit Union, Attn: HR/TLR, P.O. Box 5549, Gainesville, FL 32627 Fax: 352-264-2661 E mail: M/F/D/V EOE Drug Free Workplace


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