USPS 114-170 Keystone Heights, Florida Thursday, August 2, 2018 45 th Year 13 th Issue 75 CENTS Lake Region Monitor Lake Region Monitor Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication 904-964-6305 904-964-8628 Team effort, new approaches propel McRae Elementary BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor In the 2017-2018 school year, McRae Elementary School not only improved its school grade from a C to a B, but also achieved the largest point gain in Clay County and one of the largest point gains in the state. Tammy Winkler took over as principal of the school at the beginning of the year, after two years as an assistant principal at Keystone Heights Elementary. Winkler said that accepting new approaches to teaching and the entire staff increasing the rigor of its instruction helped propel the students scores at McRae. You cant improve like that without everyones assistance, she said. Winkler added that the schools teachers, coaches and assistants worked together, increased the rigor of core lessons and evaluated students frequently. One key to success was hiring an additional instructional coach: Casey Balkcom. In the previous year, Debbie Taylor was the schools sole instructional coach. However, with the addition of Balkcom, Taylor focused on reading, while Balkcom concentrated on math and science. So, we went from having one instructional coach to two, Winkler said, and one targeted reading, one targeted math and science. The coaches worked with teachers to design plans for individual students. Then throughout the school day, the coaches pulled small groups of students from the main classes and worked with them. A second key to McRaes improvement this year was the addition of Leveled Literacy Intervention. In this program, 200 students were individually assessed and coached in reading. The assessment evaluates the student to know exactly where their independent reading level is, Winkler said. It really tells us where that kid is, where that kids going to start and then we go from there. She added that teachers then work to improve reading skills, including phonics work, previewing stories and expanding vocabulary. Students then individually read to the teacher, who tracks the students progress weekly. Its differentiated instruction, Winkler said. We that are at a similar place and then the teacher works with those three or four students for 30 minutes a day. In addition to adding Balkcom as the schools math and science coach, Winkler said McRaes math gains were helped by the addition of the Eureka math curriculum. The program focuses on real-world math problems and encourages students to collaborate when solving problems. Students are constantly coming up with different strategies to solve the same problem and then sharing their strategies with their classmates, Winkler said. Students are able to use other peoples strategies to solve problems the next time. Its really a collaborative effort and students are able to learn from each other. Winkler said that McRae adopted Eureka math for all its grades. She added that the curriculum also teaches students how to approach math problems. They had to read (the problem), circle important words, reread it, talk about what the problems were really asking, and then draw a picture that would help them solve it, she said. Rather than just an algorithm, they saw a picture. So, does this kid really understand what that problem is saying? And it also helped those visual learners. Winkler also said that bringing in two Keystone Heights High School teachers to work with McRaes ESE students also paid big dividends. She said the pair: Nikki Jolley and Michele Hanson were in a good position to prepare their students for junior high. Black Creek project on schedule Commissioners put term limits on ballot BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A divided Clay County Commission voted to put a charter amendment on the November ballot that would limit the countys constitutional Gavin Rollins, Mike Cella and Diane Hutchings voted in favor of placing the proposal on the ballot, which would limit the sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser and supervisor of elections to 12 consecutive years Wayne Bolla voted against the measure. Art Hooker, who served on the charter review committee, told commissioners that he brought the issue of term limits to the panel. He added that he proposed the idea after talking to hundreds of Clay County residents. The number one thing I found after speaking to close to three hundred people was term limits, he said. They were talking about the school board as well which we didnt have any say over, but it came down are term limited, constitutionals are not. Hooker also said he researched the negatives for term limits and found that some people claimed more professional than political, requiring years of training and experience. Well, there are other people who study and train and prepare to come back to work in Clay County and serve in a public fair to tell them you might have BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor The head of the St. Johns River Water Management Districts bureau of district projects and construction told the organizations governing board that the Black Creek Water Resource Project is on schedule. Robert Zammataro reported to the board on the project during the panels July meeting, which marked the one-year anniversary of the same board approving the $41 million pipeline. Zammataro said the project features an intake pump station capable of pumping 10 million gallons a day from Black Creek, around State Road 16 near the Penny Farms-area. A 17-mile transmission main would then transmit the water down to Keystone Heights, the southern region of Camp Blanding, and there it would be discharged into an aquifer recharge. Zammataro said all the major Black Creek project were met including a topographical survey, geotechnical report, endangered species report, archeological study, land acquisition, pipeline hydraulic modeling, an analysis of Black Creek withdrawal impacts and Lake Brooklyn impacts. He also said 60 percent of the design work was completed. He added that upcoming milestones include the commencement of permitting, procuring a construction contractor and beginning construction in the fourth quarter of 2019. Zammataro said that the design for the intake and discharge systems should be complete in 1 of the transmission line should begin that year. Phase 2 of the as well as construction of the intake and discharge systems. The project should wrap up in Zammataro credited the Clay County Board of County Commissioners and Camp with the project. He also said that surveying, which would have normally taken three months, only took three weeks because the staff used a mobile application. During the boards public comment period, Save Our Lakes President Vivian Katz applauded the project. She said that if the Black Creek project had been in place from 1957 through 1998, the water level on Lake Brooklyn would have never dropped below 110 feet during that period. She added that had the project been in place in 2003, the lakes water level would have stood at 107 feet above sea level, instead of its actual level of 87 feet. So, this has got to tell you just how important this project is, she said, and I am extremely pleased and proud of the (district) staff. one, for their efforts, and you guys for your efforts and for our politicos for their efforts. Everybodys communicating, and work is getting done. So, we are extremely, extremely pleased. Katz also praised the districts staff in communicating the details of the districts proposed BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor Clay County commissioners heard from department heads about the countys $310 million budget for the 201819 workshop. The proposed budget is $4 million more than the current years. The spending plan includes 21 new positions, maintains this years funding funds requests by constitutional Budget Director Stephanie Russ said that property values are now in line with 2008 values, but the countys population has grown 13 percent since then. Its not that were growing the size of government, Commissioner Gavin Rollins said about the budget. Its that were keeping government the same size, we just have more people. In addition to asking department heads to propose budgets for the 2018-2019 asked them to review their accomplishments over the past year and to highlight innovations they hope to implement in the future. Animal services $1.4 million Animal Services Director Christina Sutherin said she was requesting a 2018-2019 budget that is $75,000 less than the current year. our vacancies, so we dont have those unknown numbers now, she told commissioners. At this point in time, we actually have one vacancy. Sutherin added that when forecasting job costs, she budgets for the maximum health insurance costs. However, this years new hires have requested less than the maximum coverage, so budgeting for those same Clay County proposed budget up $4 million First ever wedding held at senior center Special to the Monitor Members of the Keystone Heights Senior Center attended at the William Beam Senior Center as two of their own were united in marriage July 6. ever at any of our senior centers in Clay County, said LaVerne Lanier, the Keystone Heights director. We are like family here. Everyone did what they could to help make it happen. The bride, 75-year-old Ruthanne Catizone, and groom, 83-year-old James Logan met at the center when Catizone and her husband Michael moved to Keystone My husband and I came here to the senior center when We all became friends; its like one big family here. We did things together. After Michael died, Jim and I just kind of continued to do things. We were just meant to be together, said Catizone. Catizone is known at the center as the haircut lady. There were a lot of people here who really needed haircuts, and many did not have the money or transportation to go to a salon. I talked to LaVerne and she said why not! She told me to get my stuff together and put out a tip cup. I did, and it took off, said Catizone. Until recently, Logan volunteered at Lake Area Ministries, a faith-based food pantry located next door to the senior center. He drove to
USPS 114-170 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Keystone Heights, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Lake Region MonitorP.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091Phone: (904)964-6305 Fax: (904)964-8628 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager 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: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Lake Region Monitor positions for next year is less. She added that operating costs are down because he departments community partners are donating operating supplies like cat litter and pet food. Were having to order less because we have more of a community involvement thats donating those things to animal control, she said. Looking back on the current year, Sutherin said animal shelters are now open an additional day during the week to better serve the citizens of the county. So, were open Tuesday through Saturday, where we were closed on Thursdays, she said. Weve extended our hours since March, one day a month and have opened up some Sundays, thats provided an additional 35 hours more for people to be able to come in and do adoptions or for those who do work to be able to come in and reclaim their animals after work or on a Sunday. Sutherin also said her department is implementing the countys new animal welfare ordinance that commissioners passed earlier this year. Weve gotten a really good community responseas well as increased compliance with the ordinances so thats been Our intakes are actually down 200 animals from last year, the our return to owners are up, and so are our rescue transfers. Our rescue transfers are up by over 150 animals being transferred out to other rescues. Sutherin said her budget request includes an additional staff member to improve customer service for people calling the department and reduce wait times on telephone calls. Veterans services $90,490 Administrative and Contractual Services Director Karen Thomas presented the veterans services budget. She said Veterans Services Director Kimberly Glover had appointments with clients and therefore could not attend the budget workshop. Thomas said the departments budget is the same as last year and is small compared to other county units. Thomas also said that Glover is focusing on community outreach in an attempt to raise the visibility of the department. She loves meeting new people, said Thomas of Glover, so theres a lot of things she has done that we havent done in the past like an event at Orange Park Skate Station. She was at the Seagrass (Village) Independent Living Facility grand opening. Shes helping with a Backto-School-Backpack Bash for military families. As she helps these agencies, they come in and help us with our events, so its a win-win for both of us. Thomas said veterans services held the countys second annual Veterans Appreciation Day at the fairgrounds, and the department is at the Fleming Island Library month. Thomas also said Glover is excited about the likelihood the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a clinic in Clay County soon. development $1.9 million Director of Tourism and Film Development Kimberly Morgan told commissioners that the departments budget will increase next year due to commissioners raising the tourist bed tax from 3 percent to 5 percent. That is the only tax that our residents dont pay, she said about the levy on hotel room rentals. The visitor pays that. Morgan said the increasing occupancy rates at Clay County hotels are also contributing to a boost in bed tax receipts. Morgan said that she and the countys Tourist Development Council are in the middle of developing their strategic plan. meetings and went from there, she said of the plans development. Morgan added that the plan should be complete in August or September and that her department is also supporting a fairgrounds master plan. She added that the department digital marketing campaign, is developing a new website, and is providing new tools to applicants of tourism grants. We also are doing a test program with the chamber, Morgan said. They graciously agreed to be the host for a visitors center kiosk. Once we get that model the way we want it, (the plan) is to put it in hotel lobbies, the Orange Park Mall and various locations throughout the county so that, that information is more accessible. Public safety $22.8 million Fire Chief Lorin Mock told commissioners that he is seeking a $750,000 increase for the countys public safety department. He said most of the additional money will fund six additional positions and one additional rescue unit in the Orange Park area. He also said that due to an increase in construction, inspector to the one the county currently employs. One of the downsides, I guess, of an active and growing economy in the community is the need to do more both plans review and more inspection of facilities as they come in, he said. We have existed for almost seven, eight years now Mock added that over the chief, the countys population has increased by 13 percent but the demand for emergency percent. Mock said he was able to year by securing a grant and that the county replaced its radio system. He also said the department is working with the to recover more emergency medical costs from patients and their insurance providers. You directed us to charge for services when we transport somebody, Mock told commissioners. We have not been as successful as Id like to be in that cost recovery, and were in the process, I think, of turning that around. Mock also said that the new should be complete by the from their existing 600-square foot facility to the new 6,000 square-foot station. Mock told commissioners that he has implemented a new cancer awareness and prevention campaign. Ive come to realize, over the course of my career, he said, is that every single material site, and that tracking that contamination back to the in jeopardy. Were in the process now of implementing things that we need to do to on the scene, not transport that back (to the station). You know, I could tell you, in the old days, he added, we would take that all the way back to the home and our families. Were going to stop that practice and change that. Mock also told commissioners that his department is tracking its assets better, has initiated an internetbased training system, and is increasing the use of dynamic positioning: repositioning departments resources are called to events throughout the county. Emergency Management $252,010 Mock also presented the emergency management budget to commissioners and said the $101,000 increase will be used to hire additional contractors for the next major storm. As you know with the impacts from Irma we have a desperate need to be able to work with our citizens and our population to prepare grant packages to allow them to recover, he said. Parks and recreation $3.3 million Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance James Householder said the staff is requesting $856,000 less this year for parks than the previous year. This is mainly due to reducing the number of large projects that we have been typically trying to put on the books, he said. Our philosophy is that if we dont think we can execute, no sense in requesting that amount of money. Householder listed Omega Park improvements, the implementation of a fee schedule for pavilions and for a pier and kayak launch at Camp Chowenwow Park as the departments major accomplishments this year. We intend to implement an online reservation payment for park amenities that will use credit cards to reserve cabins and our other buildings, he added. He also said the department is in the process of partnering with a private citizen to build Van Zant Park and he plans to implement a comprehensive park inspection program to improve maintenance and safety. Householder also said the department is looking to reopen the public boat ramp on King Street in Keystone Heights as water levels rise on Lake Brooklyn. Libraries $4.2 million Information Services Manager Troy Nagle presented the library budget to commissioners. He said the requested increase of $100,000 was due to an increase in potential retirement payouts and outsourcing some of the departments cataloging functions. Nagle said that since the library department started implementing its strategic plan in December, it has added around 40 hours a week of operating time to all branches and has standardized its programming. So, if you take a Word class at one (branch), its the same Word class everywhere, which to the people taking those classes., he said. Nagle also said that by adding a volunteer coordinator, the department has recruited 117 volunteers whom have contributed around 1,600 hours since January. And really, he added, those hours have probably been in the last three months once (the volunteer coordinator) established the program. having the handbook, and the training class, and the orientation, and doing the background checks, and all the stuff that were doing. Environmental services $21.8 million Environmental Services Director Milton Towns said he is requesting an $800,000 budget increase due to economic and population growth. As you know, with economic growth, at least in the solid waste industry, that means youre going to have more garbage to deal with, he told commissioners. With the building and the additional homes were serving and the growth in the business community, were seeing that at our facilities. Almost all of this increase is related to just handling more garbage and disposing of more garbage. He also said that he plans to add a franchise inspector to his staff to oversee the 14 garbage collectors throughout the county. This position would give us someone who could have a full-time presence in the complaints, Towns said. It would improve our response time and our response to residents when they did have a problem. That person would also be tasked with documenting more of the haulers performance and adherence to regulations and our rules. Towns said 13,000 tons of FEMA-related waste was disposed at county facilities following Hurricane Irma. Our residential disposal tonnages, they more than doubled at Rosemary Hill and they were up by 71 percent at the collection centers for that two-month period following the storm versus the period without the storm, he said. Towns said that in the future, the department is looking to accept credit cards at collection sites for tipping fees, replace some of its more that 20-yearold compactors and increase recycling participation and litter awareness. Economic Development $2.2 million Director of Economic and Development Services Chereese Stewart said her department is requesting $145,000 less than last year. She said that the building department has been remodeled to make the area more customer-friendly and that now, all building inspectors are equipped with smartphones to improve communication The number of our inspections increased by about 6.4 percent thus far, she said, and our total number of permits issued has increased by about 3.3 percent. She also said zoning applications are up by nine percent. Probably one of the biggest things were working on is cross-training our employees, she said. Its just important; we run really slim and everybody needs to know how to do at least part of somebody elses job in case they happen to be out for some reason. So thats real important to us. She said the countys code equipped with tablets to take photographs and notes in the So far, weve collected lien payments, she said of code enforcement. Weve investigated over 400 complaints and closed over 300 cases, so weve been pretty busy.
Thursday, August 2, 2018 Lake Region Monitor 3A standards for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva. which further water withdrawals the water resources or ecology of what time the district must begin prevention or recovery strategies to preserve water resources. In other news from the July meeting of the St. Johns River Water Management District: Board adopts new policy for permit approval Richard, Burklew, bureau chief of water use regulation told the board that through June, the district had already issued more consumptive use permits than for each of the previous three years. He said that because of the increase in applications for the permits, especially renewals, the staff was asking for more authority to grant CUPs without the board individually approving them. Consumptive use permits allow users to withdraw groundwater for industrial, agricultural or other uses. Burklew said that since 2009, CUP applications have risen from 276 to a forecasted 402 this year. He added that the average time the district takes to process a consumptive use permit application has dropped from 152 days in 2009 to 10 days now. Before July, any CUP application requesting more than 500,000 gallons a day went before the board for approval. Under the new rule passed by the board in July, individual board approval will only be required for new applications requesting more than 500,000 gallons a day, or renewals requesting more than 5 million gallons a day and renewals with a 10 percent increase or more. In addition, any CUP application with heightened public interest may still go before the board for approval. to wait 25 or 30 years because this guys gonna hold it (the Then theyre gonna pick their successor using the power of incumbency. Hooker said that another factor in the proposals favor was the committees belief that if the measure made it to the ballot, it would pass by a large margin. Richard Klinzman, who also served on the charter review committee, told commissioners the proposal was a bad idea. We have some of the best people in the county working simply say: well, weve got to get rid of them it shows little regard for what these people do and have done. I think they do an excellent job and its no wonder that they get re-elected over and over again, Klinzman added. You know as politicians yourself that all you have to do is one stupid thing, folks will sure remember it and you lose. Right? George Washington set the example Commission Chair Gavin Rollins pointed to George Washington as an example of someone who term limited himself. He set the example for future generations, Rollins said. Rollins added that Clay Countys charter now limits county commissioners to eight years, and if it did not he would limit himself to two, four-year terms. I have for a long time believed in term limits and thought that they were a good idea and in keeping with what our founders believed was a citizen government, he said. You serve for a time and then you hang up the reigns. You dont stay in power forever. Commissioner Diane Hutchings focused on the term home rule in expressing her support for putting the measure on the ballot for the voters to decide. Its about home rule, she said of Clay Countys charter. So, I asked myself: whose home? Is the home rule or the voters? Is it their home? As simplistic as that is, I dont think that we represent who should be making the rules when it comes to our charter. As a republic and a democracy, we need to give people a chance to have their voices heard, she added. If they vote for term limits, then its their home, they should rule. If they vote to leave it like it is, its their home, its their rule. Im If it aint broke Wayne Bolla argued that county government is functioning well now, and that tinkering with term limits for constitutional effectiveness. I just want the best possible people working for the county that we can get, he said. If it kind of where Im coming from. Bolla said he also agreed with the argument that constitutional than political. The tax collector for instance, has to know what hes doing, Bolla said. Theres a lot of laws involved in thiswhat tends to happen is you get elected to an down at your desk, and who do you think is really running that department? Its your assistant, because hes a paid guy whos there all the time. Bolla also said that voters holders, pointing to Clay County voters replacing the superintendent of schools and clerk of courts over the past several years. And while Commissioner Mike Cella said he agreed with Hutchings, Commissioner Gayward Hendry said voters are confusing Washington politicians that he is a big advocate of term limits at the federal level. Go out and stop at any 7-11 that go inside or outside. Nine of them will say: Oh, yeah, yeah. We want term limits, he said, but that is totally, in my opinion, an idea thats been promulgated by Washington, D.C. LRM Legals 8/2/18 Personal property of the following tenants will be sold for cash or otherwise disposed of to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Statutes, Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83.806.83.807. Auction will be held on August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Melrose Mini Storage, 827 North SR 21 Melrose, FL 32666. (352) 494-0057. All items may not be available on the date of sale. TENANT NAME UNIT# DESCRIPTION James Lagasse #20 & #21 Household Items Austin Palmer #27 Household Items Raleigh Strickland #2 Household Items Miyoko Toy #23 Household Items 7/26 2tchg 8/2-LRM Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801, 83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 354, containing misc. household items. 8/2 2tchg 8/9-LRM Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801, 83.809), Lake Area Storage, LLC, will sell the following items to the highest and best bidder on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. (EST) at 7101 SR 21, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656: Unit# 356, containing misc. household items. 8/2 2tchg 8/9-LRM Legals Green Cove Springs to pick up bread for distribution from Waste Not Want Not, unloaded trucks, bagged groceries and helped in any way needed. Logan is also known at the center for his love of playing pool. Although he no longer plays after experiencing health issues affecting his mobility, it has been his passion for years. Pool provided him his niche at the center. Nearly a hundred seniors attended the wedding. Those who were able helped pull the event together by decorating, making bouquets and centerpieces, cooking the meal, baking a wedding cake and a grooms cake, providing live piano music, setting up furniture and offering to serve so that people did not have to get up and navigate a buffet amidst the crowded dining room while using walkers and canes. Maria Walker, David Frohlich, Cathy Chalkley and Gale Luke spearheaded the decorations committee with a lot of help from other seniors. Myra Lewis and Linda Hazen joined the group and helped with clean-up. Chalkley, a professionallytrained chef who volunteers her talents at the center, prepared a full meal of stuffed shells, broccoli, salad and garlic bread. Ruthanne said her favorite food was stuffed shells, so that Hannelore Guilbeault prepared the wedding cake and chocolate grooms cake. Clara Patterson provided live piano music before and after the ceremony. The familiar music she played inspired upbeat sing-alongs and occasional dancing. All able seniors pitched in and set up the chairs for the ceremony. After the wedding they set up and decorated tables for lunch. Thirteen-year-old Haley and her 14-year-old sister Destiny Baker volunteered to deliver pieces of cake and respond to needs and request of guests. Dr. Al Rizer, Executive Director of the Council on Aging of Clay County, attended the wedding. They have really done a great job out here expanding services, said Rizer. Every time I come out here there is a good crowd. LaVerne and the staff and volunteers do an outstanding job, he added. The senior center offers various activities, ageappropriate exercise classes, interesting presentations, crafting, canasta, bunco, pools, meals and food distribution, services to assist in obtaining food stamps and other supplemented services such as senior cell phones, and opportunities for socialization. Nutritious meals are served at noon Monday through Friday. Home-cooked breakfasts are served Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and continental breakfast is provided Monday and Thursday. The coffee pot is always brewing. All senior members of the community age 60 and above are welcome. For Logan. additional information call 352-473-7121.
171.00 112.49 217.29 249.50 169.50 99.50 of Starke110 W.Call Street Starke, FL 32091 904.964.5764 $249.50 $171.00 $217.29 $112.49 $103.00 $169.50 Reg. Price $499Reg. Price $295Reg. Price $395Reg. Price $199Reg. Price $215Reg. Price $339Sale Price $31899 Sale Price $18499 Sale Price $25499 Sale Price $12799 Sale Price $13899 Sale Price $21899 Price includes assembly Prices good through Special to the Monitor The Melrose Public Library hosted its second annual Lego Building Contest in the childrens room of the library July 18 to inspire children to think creatively and apply engineering skills. This is the second year we have done this. The kids have had a blast. They made creations at home and brought them in to show them off, said librarian Sheree Sims. The contest had three age groups; 0-5, 6 and 11. through third place prizes determined by a three-panel judging team. Peers voted to determine a single Peoples Choice award. Projects built for the contest were interesting and well thought out. Each child had the ability to express their inspiration and talk about what was required to carry out their plans. Judges were interested, enthusiastic and good listeners. They asked good questions. Nathan (5) was the only entry in the 0 year old class, nevertheless he did a great job of building a truck and explaining what it involved to the judges. place in his age group and he was awarded a package full of creative building and craft supplies. The largest group was the 6 10 year old group. Madeline Mai elaborate orphanage designed to make children living there happy. Mai was able to lift hatches and other access points to show judges one surprise after another. Rebecca Klopper (7) won second place. She constructed a gigantic house. Klopper included details and explained to the judges her inspiration. Sawyer Fetner (7) built a rockand-roll electric guitar complete with rubber band strings of varying thicknesses to produce real sound. Fetner placed third in his class. The senior division, 11 18 year olds, all put deep thought into their projects. Ezra Cook (11) created two items, both future career path. Cook built a When asked by a judge if he Cook responded, Yes, I am Cook received second place from the judges for his bush truck and earned Peoples Choice award from his peers. Trey Robinson (11) placed 83. Robinson built with extreme attention to detail and brought music to accompany his presentation. One of his favorite pastimes is building with Legos. Third place winner was Aiden Mai (13) for Bills House, one bedroom one bath. Mai included a dresser perfect for two shirts and two pants. The theme of Bills house was minimal living. Other projects built included a ukulele, farmers dance hall, road monster truck, police car, psycho drummer, 1972 dragster race car and a bookmobile. This has been one of the hottest projects of the summer, said Simms. The Melrose childrens library always has something fun and educational available. The summer program is about to wind down but new and exciting events will be announced for the fall. Stop by the library and pick up a calendar to plan for activities not only for children but for adults as well. If you have not been introduced to the Libby app, created by OverDrive, investigate this free library service. It is available for Android, IOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and windows 10 devices. The Libby app is a one-tap reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from your library. Install the free Libby app from your devices app Browse the librarys collection and borrow a title. You will need to sign in when prompter which requires a valid library card. Borrowed titles will download to the app automatically so you can read or listen to them when you are off line. Bellamy Road, A History Program presented by James Williams is scheduled at Melrose Library August 23 at 2:00 p.m. The Melrose Library Association invites you to register for a light lunch at 1:15. A reception sponsored by Historic Melrose Inc. and the MLA will follow Williams presentation. Contact Sheree Sims at 352-475-1237 for lunch reservations and more information.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, August 2, 2018 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Lawtey sawmill should be ready to go this month BY CLIFF SMELLEY Tatum Brothers Lumber Company should be fully operational this month, recovering from a Nov. 30, 2017, approximately half the mill. Thomas Tommy Tatum III has been antsy, admitting he wouldve liked to have the rebuilt mill up and running three months ago. Yet when it came to rebuilding, he and the family wanted to ensure that they not only got a quality mill, but that For example, the new mills equipment will be 5 feet off the ground, which will make it easier hazards. We raised it up like it needed to be, Tatum said. That mill was dead on the ground when my daddy (Tom) built it. What burned had been installed in the 1960s. Tatum happened sooner. We got lucky, he said. We made it 50 years with a raggedy, old mill. The company didnt have (Tommys uncle) said, Sawmill had it a few years, but every time we had it, itd go up, up, up. We Tommy Tatum said making the mill easier to clean and using a lot of steel in the rebuild is their insurance. Everything Im doing (in mind, he said. Tatum Brothers employees, including Rocky Gardner, Norman Wilford, Darrell Youngblood and Tommy Tatums son, Thomas, have been working alongside three men from Alabama to get the new mill built. The right place at the right time Tommy Tatum said the companys crew probably couldve rebuilt the mill without outside help, but it wouldve been a longer process. said. Enter Terry Baker, his son, Adam, and stepson, Owen Oliver, who make up Baker Millwright Maintenance and Construction Company of Double Springs, Alabama. Theyve been in Lawtey since April working on Its coming along real well, Terry Baker said. Its not going nearly fast enough to suit everybody because their whole lives are turned upside down right now. Theyve got money going out and none coming in. Were doing everything that we can humanly do to make it work for them. So far, they seem pretty happy. A chance encounter led to the Bakers going to Lawtey. Tommy and Charles were in Alabama, where Charles has a house (Charles was born in Alabama). Tommy told Charles, Im going to go out to Winston Machinery and see if I see anything there I want. Tommy said Winston Machinery, which is in Lynn, Alabama, builds sawmill equipment. When Terry Baker and his sons were there doing subcontract work for Winston. There he is, Tatum said of Baker, contracted out to company, doing some of their specialty work that they couldnt do with their CNC (computer numerical control) machine. Tatum said it didnt take him long to realize Baker and his sons had what it took to do what needed to be done at the Lawtey sawmill. Tommy and I talked for about 15 minutes, Baker said. I gave him my card. He said, Ill call you when we get ready. He drove away. I told my sons, Well never hear from him again. Two or three weeks later, though, Baker received a call from Tatum, asking him if he and his sons would come and work on the sawmill. Baker said he wife went to Lawtey. something blind, Baker said. happened to come with a house for him and his sons to stay in. The house, which belongs to the Tatum family, has a bedroom for each man. Theyve been really good to us, Baker said of the Tatum family. Theyve taken care of us in a very good way. Baker said he and his sons relationship with Tatum Brothers employees. Were not doing it by ourselves, he said. Weve got all kinds of support. The employees there are doing their part as well, and theyre working really hard to make it happen. Theyre really good people, good employees. Theyre all professionals at what they do. Theyre really willing to work with me and my guys to make it happen. Tommy said there was a time when the business wouldnt have had to bring in millwrights such as the Bakers from more than 500 miles away. Thirty years ago, it wouldve said. Some of the skilled trades workers they used to, but Baker said they offer a good living. Baker remembered that a college education was preached as the goal to achieve when he was growing up. Granted, it will help you, he said, but Im making more the teacher who told me I wasnt ever going to amount to anything ever made in her whole life. Charles Tatum said, People between. Adam Baker (left) and Owen Oliver work at Tatum Brothers Lumber Company on July 27. Baker and Oliver, along with their father, Terry Baker, traveled from Alabama where they own Baker Millwright Maintenance and Construction Company to help A birds-eye view of the sawmill machinery. Tommy Tatum We got lucky. We made it 50 years with a raggedy, old mill. We had too much left here to quit. See TATUM, 1B
2B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section BY CLIFF SMELLEY Does anybody in here not know what a millwright is? The question was asked of Kiwanis Club of Starke members by Terry Baker, owner of Baker Millwright Maintenance and Construction Company in Double Springs, Alabama. Several hands were raised in response. Baker, who accompanied by his son, Adam, and stepson, Owen Oliver, was the featured speaker during the July 17 Kiwanis meeting. He and his sons have been in Lawtey since Brothers Lumber Companys sawmill, which burned in a Nov. A millwright is a person who builds, disassembles, repairs, installs or manufactures equipment for mills or factories, Baker said. Thats basically what we do. We build equipment. We rebuild equipment. We tear apart equipment. Baker said he and his sons have spent most of their careers working out of boneyards. Every sawmill and lumber company has a boneyard, Baker said, explaining that boneyards are created by combining equipment Millwrights such as he and his sons are then asked to make it all work together. Theyve added on, taken stuff sawmill, and theyll say, I need you to make this do this. You go, OK. We do it. Baker said its not that big of a deal in regard to the work he and his sons do. he said. It all does one thing. It either turns, it spins or it travels. Its all got to be straight, level, plumb and all of that. One thing the Bakers dont do is electrical work. Not that were not capable of rather not. I stick to mechanical and let the electricians stick to their stuff. We kind of meet in the middle. Baker said his father worked in construction, including Arizonas Glen Canyon Dam which led to the creation of Lake made lake in the U.S. over the country, Baker said. We all traveled the early part of my life doing that. The only time he wasnt in construction was when he was a highway patrolman. He was a highway patrolman for the state of Alabama for nine years. Then he got back into construction. Baker said his father was always building something for somebody at their home, which is how he began gaining the knowledge he now employs. Id always help him, Baker said. Ive been welding and using a torch since I was about 15 or 16 years old. It was his father who created the family millwright business, but Baker started out his adult You see people walking on steel. Thats what I did when I was a young man, Baker said. Baker was living in Texas and told him they needed to move to Alabama to help his father. He admitted he didnt really want to do that, but he did. It wasnt something I was unaccustomed to, Baker said. I had been in construction for 20 years already. I worked hand in hand with millwrights for years. Baker said he and his sons will its duration. Some are weekend Well take anything that comes across as long as its Small ones pay the bills, too. The Bakers have never done a Tatum Brothers. working out of boneyard that also literally had stuff burn up, Baker said. Some of the stuff were actually putting in was in going. A Kiwanis member asked how much it cost to build a sawmill from the ground up. Baker said produce anything at all can cost $5 million to $6 million. There are mills out there that cost $150 million to build, scope and what the requirements goals are. sawmill, Baker said no, adding that the unfortunate reality is that there are auctions for places going out of business every week. A lot of sawmillers go out to these auctions and buy this equipment for basically pennies on the dollar, Baker said. Another question asked of Baker was in regard to the explosion in the foreign market for lumber. Baker said, Well, I dont really get a whole lot into build them. I dont drive them. Baker did say a lot of logs are being shipped to China primarily and to other places such as England and Portugal. It comes back to us as furniture, he said. Alabama man educates Starke Kiwanians about millwrights Terry Baker how he met Baker and said it was a blessing. It wasnt Gods intent for us to quit, he said. Keeping the business going Tommy Tatum admitted todays world of sawmills is not kind to small, family operations. He said Tatum Brothers made lots of money at one time, but said, as in most cases, when theres money to be made, larger corporations start taking control. Booming your business is the worst thing you can do, Tatum said, explaining that the big mans going to take it, and he always wins. Yet it took no time at all for the decision to be made to said. For one, the family is so entrenched in the business, with ever Tatum Brothers in Ripley, Mississippi, in 1933. Tommys father and Charles opened the current incarnation of the business in Lawtey in 1963. Tom passed away in June 9, 2017, at the age of 76. Charles is 72. Tommy said Charles would probably view it as the end of his life if the mill shut down for good. As for himself, Tommy said if he didnt have the mill to keep him busy, hed probably do nothing but sit the rest of his life, thanks to a sawmill accident that Neither man wants that those outcomes. Its hard to quit something, Tommy said. Another factor in the decision was how much of the mill was saved approximately $3 million worth of equipment. The family is spending more than $2 million We had too much left here to quit, Tatum said. get praised enough, especially volunteers who are giving up their dadgum time for free. The new mill will be a little bit smaller than the one before it, Tatum said, adding that plans are to increase the amount of sawing from 3.5 days a week to 4.5 days a week. Room exists to add expand, but Tatum said thats for future generations if they want to. That wont be me, probably, he said. Hes happy with the mill thats currently being constructed, calling it a showcase. I dont care who you bring in here, Tatum said. Bring the biggest sawmiller in the South in here. Hell tell you thats a nice little mill. getting it built and operating. Baker said God has looking out for the business in the form of all the rain the area has been receiving, which preserves the wood supply currently sitting at the mill waiting to be cut. The good Lords keeping his logs wet for him until I can get things running, Baker said. Tommy laughed and said, Everybody else is crying about the rain, and Im out here doing rain dances. Tatum Brothers employees, including Thomas Tatum (left) and Darrell Youngblood, are working alongside the Alabama millwrights in constructing the new mill. Tommy Tatum said the Tatum Brothers employees couldve done the job themselves, but it wouldve taken much longer. Baker Millwright Maintenance and Construction Company owner Terry Baker said, The employees there are doing their part as well, and theyre working really hard to make it happen. Theyre really good people, good employees. Theyre all professionals at what they do. CRIME Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay and Union The following individuals were arrested recently by in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties. BRADFORD Nicholas James Erickson, 27, of Cupertino, California was arrested July 26 by Lawtey police for possession of drugs. 35, of Raleigh, North Carolina was arrested July 25 by Lawtey police for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Linda Kay Klein, 74, of Starke was arrested July 24 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to a report, Smith arrived at a State Road 16 parcel of land, spoke with several witnesses, and concluded Klein struck a member of a tree removal crew working on her and her husbands property. Smith wrote in a report that while the victim was working, the defendant approached him, yelling and demanding that he leave the property. (The victim) said that he advised Linda that he was husband hired him to perform. (The victim) advised that at this time, Linda hit him in the The deputy added that Klein claimed the worker hit to verify her claim. Other witnesses on the scene also backed up he victims story. Smith wrote that he began taking sworn statements from witnesses while Klein was in the back of his patrol car. As I returned to my patrol vehicle, he wrote, I could smell the odor of burnt patrol vehicle. Smith said he asked Klein if she had been smoking in the back of his car and she said no. Smith said he asked Klein to empty her pockets. The deputy found an old Altoids tin can in Kleins possession from the can after he opened it. Walter Robert Laun, 72, of Jacksonville was arrested July 27 by Starke police for trespassing and resisting an According to an arrest report, the owner of an automotive garage in the Bradford County Industrial defendant in his underwear taking a bash with the businesses water hose. The business owner asked the homeless man to take his PAID BY CSTFRemain AnonymousCALL TOLL FREE (8477) STOPP ERS Submit a TIP ON-LINE at: www. FCCrimeStoppers.com TATUM Continued from 1B L. Klein Laun See CRIME, 4B
Thursday, August 2, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B Union Countys Chessie Flanders honored as Fierce BY CLIFF SMELLEY but dont be afraid. to believe you can accomplish anything, no matter the situation. It means never getting stuck in a rut. It means doing your part to help others The Union County resident was recently honored by Business in Greater Gainesville magazine as one of its 2018 Fierce Award winners. According to the Business in Greater Gainesville website, the award is presented to business women in the Gainesville area who are transformative and inspirational and who have changed the landscape of our community through their entrepreneurial, charitable and executive work. Flanders, a former vice president at Florida Credit Union, works in Gainesville at Citzens State Bank, serving as vice president/commercial relationship manager. It was a surprise when I received an email saying I received the award, said Flanders, a 1992 Keystone Heights High School graduate. I was very honored. Flanders was recognized at a July 16 awards ceremony. She was one of 25 Fierce Award recipients. Honorees work including education, law and medical. To be included with those women and all the wonderful things theyve accomplished was very humbling, Flanders said. As an award recipient, questionnaire prior to the question was, What does it Fierce is being strong through adversity, Flanders wrote. Fierce is believing you can do or be anything, while viewing challenges as opportunities for growth. Fierce is never allowing yourself to get into a comfort zone. Fierce is lifting others to show them their beauty inside and out. in her life when she developed a strong work ethic. Valuing and succeeding at work Flanders grew up in Keystone, raised by a single mother, Vicki, who currently resides at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Starke. She lives in Union County in with her husband, John, and their children: Dalton, who will be a senior at Union County High School, and Landon, at Lake Butler Middle School. Flanders also has a stepson named Trenton, who is 26. She is no stranger to Bradford County due to her Union and being involved in such organizations as the Bradford County Education Foundation (shes an associate role of current director of the Pageant. Bradford County has been a part of her familys life. Her grandparents Denver and Chessie Devrick owned an auto parts/hardware store in Starke, where the Downtown Grill is today. My grandfather was a really good businessman, Flanders said. He was president of the chamber for a couple of years. My grandmother was the manager of the high school cafeteria. Flanders mother grew up in Starke and graduated from Bradford High School. Flanders remembers hearing a story about how her mother and one of her two brothers successfully auditioned to appear on American Bandstand due to the dancing abilities. She was an excellent ballroom dancer, Flanders said. When Flanders arrived two brothers: Jeff and Jason. She remembers growing up in very modest conditions. Sometimes her mother, who worked as a nurse, didnt have enough money to do all she wanted to do for her children. Flanders said because of that, she began working as early as she could, earning her own money for things. At 14, she worked at Park of the Palms, washing dishes and sweeping then worked as a hostess for Johnnys, which is when she Johnny (Mason) trusted me to handle the money, Flanders said. I kind of found a real love for balancing that cash register and making sure everything was there. Flanders, who worked at M&S Bank after working at Johnnys, found more success at work than in school. She said she started taking classes at Santa Fe College after graduating from KHHS, but admitted, I wasnt at a place (in my life) where that was working for me. at the Chevrolet dealership in Starke. After a month there, manager. She was only 17. All of a sudden, I was making $40,000 a year, Flanders said. I didnt see the need to keep going to school. Flanders was recruited to work for Florida Credit Union when it was involved in a car sale with the dealership. She thought of the advice her, which was to not make a lifelong career out of working at the dealership if she had thoughts of raising a family. The dealership was a lot of work during a lot of long hours. I wanted a different lifestyle, Flanders said. At Florida Credit Union, she met someone who showed her and encouraged her to do even more. success, earning college degrees Flanders thinks she can accomplish whatever she sets out to do. Her belief is, If I work hard enough and apply myself enough, anything can happen. Anybody else can make that happen in their lives, too. She was succeeding at Florida Credit Union, working her way up quickly from team leader to assistant branch manager. However, Flanders didnt take the time to step back she was. She was 26 at the time when her manager, Steve Jeppson, told her she was a natural leader. The comment took her aback. Although I was an assistant branch manager at that the time, I was shocked and humbled by his comment, Flanders said. He pointed out all of my accomplishments and abilities that I had not taken the time He talked to me about going to college. I enrolled and made it happen. Flanders earned an AA degree at Santa Fe College. She then earned a bachelors degree from St. Leo University, taking classes mostly on the Santa Fe campus in Gainesville. She succeeded in school even though it was more of a Chessie Flanders (center) is accompanied at the Fierce Awards ceremony by her brother Jason Jennings (left) and husband, John. Photo provided courtesy of Business in Greater Gainesville. Chessie Flanders while walking through adversity. Fierce is believing you can do or be anything, while viewing challenges as opportunities for growth. Fierce is never allowing yourself to get into a comfort zone. Fierce is lifting others to show them their beauty inside and out. Union County resident Chessie Flanders was recently recognized as a Fierce Award winner. She was one of 25 recipients. Business in Greater Gainesville, a magazine, presents the awards annually to transformative and inspirational women who have changed the landscape of our community through their entrepreneurial, charitable and executive work. 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4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section pile of belongings and leave. The defendant refused and moved toward the business owner in an aggressive manner. The victim called police. Jordan wrote in a report that after he asked the defendant to leave the premises, the man refused. The defendant also resisted restrain him. The defendant was placed in hand restraints Harvey Timothy McCarthey, 36, of Starke was arrested July 29 by Bradford deputies for contempt of court. Ronald Eugene Newman, 48, of Starke was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies for driving with a suspended or revoked license. Amber Nychole Parker, 27, of Starke was arrested July 25 by Bradford deputies for a probation violation. Lynn Addie Starling, 38, of Hampton was arrested July 26 by Bradford deputies for an Caroline Martin Vilone, 47, of Lawtey was arrested July 30 by Bradford deputies for Russell George Walling, 33. Of Walterboro, South Carolina was arrested July 27 by Bradford deputies for for driving with a suspended or revoked license. U NION COUNTY RMC Samantha Holman Brown, 47, of Brunswick, Georgia was arrested July 26 by Union deputies for possession of drugs, possession of narcotics equipment and smuggling contraband into prison. According to an arrest report, Brown, who was visiting the Reception and Medical Center was caught with a hard, plastic box containing three syringes, a metal spoon, and large plastic band, several empty pill capsules and a glass pipe. The empty pill capsules had residue which tested positive for heroin. Brown told deputies that CRIME Continued from 2B Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CONCERNING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BRADFORD COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3248, Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Bradford County Land Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommendations and comments concerning the amendment, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of Bradford County, Florida, and serving also as the Local Planning Agency of Bradford County, Florida, at a public hearing on August 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. S180622A, an application by George W. Stewart and Judi A. Stewart, to amend the Future Land Use Plan Map of the Comprehensive Plan by from AGRICULTURE-2 (less than or equal to 1 dwelling unit per 5 acres) to COMMERCIAL on property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Commence at the intersection of the South right-of-way line of Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) and the Westerly right-of-way line of State Road 21; thence North 89 West, along the South right-ofway line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) 734.50 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 08 East 438.98 feet; thence North 81 East 177.27 feet to the West right-of-way line of a 100.00 foot Florida Power and Light Company easement; thence South 08 East, along the West right-of-way line of said 100.00 foot Florida Power and Light Company easement 478.50 feet; thence North 89 West 576.50 feet; thence North 08 West 873.63 feet; thence North 01 East 15.41 feet to the South right-of-way line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street); thence South 89 East 398.11 feet, along the South rightof-way line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) to the Point of Beginning. Containing 9.99 acres, more or less. 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 public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendment. Copies of the amendment are available for public inspection at County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding County Manager at 904.966.6327 by 5:00 p.m. at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/2 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, at a public hearing on August 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any of the County Clerk, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Courthouse North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. The title of the ordinance reads, as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AS AMENDED; RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT OF TEN OR LESS ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, S180622A, BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF SAID ACREAGE, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3248, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR CHANGING THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE-2 (LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 1 DWELLING UNIT PER 5 ACRES) TO COMMERCIAL OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; 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 public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions 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 record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding County Manager at 904.966.6327 by 5:00 p.m. at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/2 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS CONCERNING AMENDMENTS TO THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA SERVING AS THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND SERVING ALSO AS THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Sections 163.3161 through 163.3248, Florida Statutes, as amended, and the Bradford County Land Development Regulations, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Land Development Regulations, objections, recommendations and comments concerning the amendment, as described below, will be heard by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, serving as the Planning and Zoning Board of Bradford County, Florida, and serving also as the Local Planning Agency of Bradford County, Florida, at public hearings on August 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. (1) Z 18-02, an application by George W. Stewart and Judi A. Atlas of the Land Development Regulations by changing the zoning district from AGRICULTURAL-2 (A2) to COMMERCIAL, INTENSIVE (CI) from on property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Commence at the intersection of the South right-of-way line of Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) and the Westerly right-of-way line of State Road 21; thence North 89 West, along the South right-ofway line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) 734.50 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 08 East 438.98 feet; thence North 81 East 177.27 feet to the West right-of-way line of a 100.00 foot Florida Power and Light Company easement; thence South 08 East, along the West rightof-way line of said 100.00 foot feet Florida Power and Light Company easement 478.50 feet; thence North 89 West 576.50 feet; thence North 08 West 873.63 feet; thence North 01 East 15.41 feet to the South right-of-way line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street); thence South 89 East 398.11 feet, along the South rightof-way line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) to the Point of Beginning. Containing 9.99 acres, more or less. (2) Z 18-03, an application by George W. Stewart and Judi A. Atlas of the Land Development Regulations by changing the zoning district from AGRICULTURAL-2 (A-2) to INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING (ILW) from on property described, as follows: A parcel of land lying within Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida. Being more particularly described, as follows: Commence at the intersection of the South right-of-way line of Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) and the Westerly right-of-way line of State Road 21; thence North 89 West, along the South right-ofway line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) 455.27 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 04 East 395.60 feet; thence South 81 West 246.25 feet; thence North 08 West 438.98 feet to the South right-of-way line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street); thence South 89 East, along the South right-of-way line of said Speedville Road (Southeast 31st Street) 276.97 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 2.49 acres, more or less. The public hearings 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 hearings shall be announced during the public hearings and that no further notice concerning the matters will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearings. At the aforementioned public hearings, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the amendments. Copies of the amendments are available for public inspection at County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearings they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding County Manager at 904.966.6327 by 5:00 p.m. at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/2 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCES BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinances, which titles hereinafter appear, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County HOME MOBILE HOMEB uying or B uilding? Is it insurable? What is the cost?Daryl S. BrewerFREE CONSULTATIONDaryl S. BrewerLicensed Agent386email@example.comINSURANCE See LEGALS, 4B S. Brown she is addicted to heroin, and that the previous weekend she while visiting her son. She added that she put the drug into a trash receptacle to be picked up later by an inmate. Robert Brad Kerce, 33. Of Lake Butler was arrested July 27 by Union deputies for an Tanya Marie Parrish, 41, of Lake Butler was arrested July 27 by Union deputies for battery. Chasity Lynn Vanover, 33, of Lake Butler was arrested July 27 by Union deputies for battery. Camekco Catrice Webb, 37, of Lake City was arrested July 27 by Union deputies for failure to appear. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS AND LAKE REGION Jason Merle Corbett, 38, was arrested in Keystone Heights July 24 by Clay deputies for battery. Kevin Andrew Donley, 41, was arrested in Keystone Heights July 27 by Clay deputies for petit theft. Sherry Lynn Edwards, 53, was arrested in Keystone Heights July 28 by Clay deputies for battery. Jesse Lee Harwell, 28, was arrested in Keystone Heights July 29 by Clay deputies for
Thursday, August 2, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Obituaries Irene Boyette age 87, of Melrose a woman of great faith went to be with our Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born March 2, 1931 in Columbia, South Carolina to Andrew H. and Willie (Bundrick) Shealy. Irene resided in Jacksonville and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and FSCJ. She retired from the City of Jacksonville to Melrose in 1999. Irene was member of Trinity Baptist Church and attended Keystone United Methodist Church; her friends and volunteering at the Community Christian Church thrift shop. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Shealy Ann Crick. Mrs. Irenes survivors are: her daughter, Kim (Greg) Correia (and her son, Andy Boyette along with her grandchildren, Amanda Crick, Allyson (Mike) nephews that adored her as well as a loving church family. Funeral services for Irene were held Saturday, July 28 at Keystone United donations can be made to Florida United Methodist Childrens Ho me 51 Childrens Way Enterprise, Florida, 32725 or to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Letters Bradford spending out of control Dear Editor: Im sure everyone has noticed our dedicated County employees out and about, keeping busy, tree trimming, etc. Some of us wonder what took so long to wonder what it all costs. Arent election years great? As with all counties, every year they are required to have all departments that fall under the oversight of the board of county commissioners. The presentation of that document was recently done at a board of county commissioners meeting. row, the county spent more than it had coming in, and the savings account took another large hit: nearly $800,000! So, what can they do to stop this trend? Raise taxes and cut services was the answer I was given. Wow. By comparison, our neighbors in Union County received positive news in their audit. Their unrestricted fund balance has increased by nearly 250 percent over the past 4 years! We are investors in our local government and, therefore, have a stake in Bradford our investment here increases in value, whether that be our environment, etc. The county commission is ultimately responsible for that. This is one of the primary policy matters that a county commissioner must get a good grasp of, because they control the purse strings for each branch of government locally. There are many aspects that can help determine whether or not a community of people are being effectively represented or led. One of those barometers is Five years in a row, they have not shown that. If this happened one year due to, say, hurricane damage that had to be cleaned up and stuff repaired, thats one thing, but this has become a very bad habit, and once this culture has been instilled, it is hard to break out of it. After repeated warnings from who know where every penny in this county goes, to stay within to grasp it. Rather than holding departments accountable and stay within their budget, our commissioners have decided that raising taxes and levying special control spending is the way to go. Where will it stop? Fiscal conservatism never is even thought of. recklessness that they have practiced, but in some of those cases, the bills are genuinely unpayable. Thats why construction has been halted Theres only one reason why of funding. That cost to the taxpayers is going to be more than three times what we were told, and more than likely even higher, but they unanimously voted for it anyway. Maybe after this election cycle we will have board members who will seek to reverse the trend. You cannot dig your way out of a hole through the bottom. The commission needs to learn what the value of a dollar is. complex budget should be on your mind when you vote. Can the person I vote for do that or even understand it? As taxpayers and voters, we have to take some of the blame also. For allowing it. By not accountable. on all of us. Paul McDavid Bradford County Taxpayer and Voter PAID OBITUARY Leatha Higginbotham Sammy Higginbotham, 79, of Lawtey died on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Ripley, Mississippi on June 18, 1939 to the late Ezra Gault and Ottie Sue Tatum Gault. She was raised in Bear Creek, Alabama and relocated to Lawtey. She was a longtime member of Faith Baptist Church of Starke. She was a school bus a service station, was a waitress, and worked as a lunch lady at Lawtey Elementary for 19 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of eight years, James Cecil Bridgett Ann Norman. Norman and Cathy K. (Randall) Higginbotham all of Lawtey; her A Celebration of Life was held on July 30 at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Maxville. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. William Moore Jr. Moore Jr., or Fred, as most knew him, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018, surrounded by loved eightieth birthday. Fred was born on July 8th, 1938 in Lawtey, to William Frederick Moore, Sr. and Mary Boyer Moore. He was the son. He spent his childhood growing up around the produce business following his father. He graduated from Bradford County High School in a brief career in the new and challenging industry with IBMs 701 (early computers) and the Western North Carolina manufacturing business. He had strong ties to the Hendersonville area and was married and began his own family there. Florida, around Homestead, representing local vegetable farmers and fruit growers. He was well known and respected in the farming community, and successful, always having the farmers best interests; and found lifelong friends in the agriculture industry. He will always be remembered for the truckload of fresh vegetables he donated at Thanksgiving. Fred retired in Fred loved Kingsley Lake and spent every summer there over the years sharing it with his family. He was always welcoming loved ones to come birthday; continuing the tradition after she passed. After his retirement, he also reconnected with his Bradford County High School classmates who lived in the surrounding areas. And he regularly attended the Kingsley Lake Mens Breakfast every month. grandchildren, Rick Moore of Gainesville, and grandson Coby; Pamela Nevers, husband, Kevin and grandson, Kyle of Homestead; Greg Moore of Middleburg; Jason Moore, wife, Serenity and granddaughter, Jessica, grandsons, Jacob, and Jordan of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Patrick at the end of August. Freds surviving sisters, Gayle Todor from Daytona Beach; and Georga (Reeney) Houseman from Jacksonville; and surviving brothers, Jimmy from White Springs; RC (Chuck) and wife, Celia from Cooper City and Michael (Mickey) and wife, Denise from Lawtey. We will all miss him greatly. A Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4th at 11 am at the Kingsley Lake Baptist Church, 6289 Mary Dot Ln, Starke. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Freds life. grandson Tyler Nevers. (Make a Wish of So. Fla; 4491 S State Road 7, Suite 201, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33314) The family would also like to thank the staff at St. Vincents Medical Clay County, and the Haven Hospice Orange Park for their diligent care, kindness, and effort. 6200. PAID OBITUARY Linda Anderson Anderson, 59, of Lake Butler peacefully passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018. Linda was born on July 29, 1958 to Barbara Barber Proulx and the late Charles Anderson in Jacksonville. After graduating high school in Jacksonville, she attended a vocational school to study cosmetology. Linda moved to Union County seven years ago. She outside in the Florida sun. Above all, Linda loved being a wife, mother, and homemaker. Linda is preceded in death by her father, Charles Anderson; grandparents, Papa Bernard and Nanny Estelle Anderson; grandfather, Papa Henry Whiddon. Linda leaves her beloved family to cherish her precious memory. Linda Anderson is survived by: her mother, Barbara Proulx (Jean); daughter, Naomi Jones (Loving boyfriend, Michael Gillick); one Ryan, Cameron Jones, Tristan Jones, Samantha Gillick, and Ethan Gillick. A great friend and father to her children, Martin Howland. Loving boyfriend, Jake Bielling and children, Amy Morton, Angela LaGrange, Jake Bielling, and Jason Bielling. Best friend, Charles Watson. Sister, Kathleen (Mitch) Kramer. Niece, Sarah Keene; sister, Brenda Anderson; nephew, Kyle Sherwood; niece, Katie Sherwood; three uncles, Leonard Shorty Anderson (Susan) Ronnie Land, and Paul (Becky) Land. Two aunts, Sharon (Jerry) Morrow and Shirley Hosack. Grandmother, Nanny Pauline Whiddon. Linda was loved by many and she will be dearly missed. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home located at 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054. For more online guest book at archerfuneralhome.com PAID OBITUARY 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights 352.473.3176jonesgallagherfh.com P. Steven Futch Funeral DirectorJoe Gallagher Owner/Funeral DirectorWere here for youTo help celebrate a lifeto help say goodbye.Whether your loved one wanted a traditional funeral or a more casual way to bring family and friends together, well help your remembrance be something special. 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He attended Brooker Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Jo; daughters, Candice Watkins and Sandra White. He is survived by: son, Larry (Lois) White of Gilchrist County; daughter, Martha Chancey of Newberry, and Nancy (Lester) Gunter; brothers, Kenneth (Evelyn) White of Port Orange and Anthony (Betty) White of Fruitland Park; sisters, Helen Peoples of Alachua, Deanna (Otis) Tetstone of Brooker A funeral service was held on July 30 at Brooker Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Mildred Winkler Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Lake Butler Hospital. She was born in Riesel, Texas on July 31, 1928 to the late Emil and Helene (Paar) Richter. She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church. She retired from the State of Florida Department of Corrections accounting department. Survivors are: her husband, Edward Arthur Winkler, Sr. of Starke; daughter, Cindy (Don) Green of Hardyville, Kentucky; son, Eddie and Christy Winkler of Melrose; sister, Helen Larsen of other family members. Memorial services were held on August 1 at St. Marks Episcopal John Schafer, Jr. July 25, 2018 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania on Oct. 27, 1965 to Gloria Blum Schafer and the late John Lester Schafer, Sr. He grew up in Tampa and graduated high high school and following his graduation he relocated to Camp Blanding. He served as a Sergeant First Class and also a supply person at the Army National Guard at Camp Blanding. He was preceded in death by: his father, He is survived by: mother, Gloria Schafer of Pennsylvania; son, John (Samantha) David Schafer of Middleburg; step son, Justin Phillips of Starke; brothers, Gary (Susan) Bakken and Raymond Masey both of Starke; his sister, Tammy (Kevin) Sheets of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; and many other family members. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke.
6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Houston player with Starke ties shines in all-star festivities BY CLIFF SMELLEY University of Houston baseball player Ron Brown won the West Run Derby and helped the North Brown, a rising sophomore, is the nephew of Starkes Carolyn Spooner and grandson of Starke native and former Pittsburgh Steeler Larry Brown. The son of Ronald and Tansia baseman for the Port Angeles (Washington) Lefties of the West Coast League, which is a summer eligible players. In 24 games, Brown is batting .214 with two doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI. festivities were held in Port Angeles, concluding with the 17. Batting fourth in the lineup, and two runs scored. He also hit line that cleared the fence, but was ruled foul. The night before, Brown hit tiebreaker to win the home run derby. By doing so, he received bat autographed by Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox. Derby competitors took their run ball was one that cleared a boom 200 feet from shore. Brown won the North Division of the derby by hitting 21 home runs, edging out the Bellingham (Washington) Bells Mike James, who had 20. Brown then competed against South Division winner Cody Hawken, who plays for the Corvallis (Oregon) Knights. Players kept swinging until that didnt clear the boom). Hawken led the event off with home runs, but was down to his swing tiebreaker. four home runs. Brown knocked every pitch over the fence, to center barely clearing the ups, Brown was quoted in the Peninsula Daily News, a Port Angeles newspaper, as saying, I was standing there saying, Oh, please go out. winner at Bellaire (Texas) High Houston Area Junior and Senior As a freshman at the University of Houston, Brown made 22 appearances, with eight starts at Ron Brown (center) is pictured between his parents, Tansia and Ronald, with his brother, Rodrick, standing in front of him. Brown, who played at Bellaire (Texas) High School is a rising sophomore at the University of Houston. BY CLIFF SMELLEY the Union County High School girls weightlifting team, sits in his house and gestures toward shelves that hold numerous awards and trophies, including the one denoting UCHS as the 2018 Class A state champion. All of these accomplishments are nice, he said. I thank God for them, but nothing will mean more to me than getting my youngun healed. are praying and asking for son, Dustin, who is experiencing failure with the one good kidney he has. Therefore, its hard to think about awards. Receiving an award, however, from worrying about his son. the Florida Dairy Farmers 2018 Girls Weightlifting Coach of the Year. In the midst of all the bad news, youre needing some good here and getting all this bad news about Dustin. Then I get good news. It made me happy. UCHS Athletic Director told him he had in his possession didnt know who it was for. it, with a hand covering up the couldnt see what the award was for or who it was for. suspense, sending another photo of the uncovered award. Pruitt it. It was in recognition of a year that saw UCHS win its in girls weightlifting. UCHS is the smallest school, in terms of student population, to win a girls weightlifting state title. Four individual state champions propelled the Tigers to that feat: Kurston Bakken, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson and Brandy McCoy. That was their goal, to win a It was McCoys third straight state championship. Shell try for another next year in her senior year. Godwin returns for her senior season, too, so shell be aiming for a second state title. Bakken and Jackson have graduated. The Florida Dairy Farmers states top coach, but he said its Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year Award while surrounded by family, which includes girls and boys weightlifters/athletes. Pictured are: (front, l-r) Callie Combs, Brandy McCoy, Taylor Gainey, Breyonce Cummings, (back, l-r) Josie Godwin, Tammy and Quinn Raulerson. his Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year award. Ron Brown See GRIFFIS, 6B
Thursday, August 2, 2018 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B Tornado Club sports passes for Bradford High School athletics Fans of Bradford High School athletics can take advantage of which allow admission to all home events for $100. For an extra $35, fans can also get one reserved red seat for football games and a reserved parking pass for football. Please contact BHS Bookkeeper Beth Johnson information. football sponsorship packages and individual redseat pricing Bradford High School is for football, and of which include BHS volleyball open gym runs throughout summer Bradford High Schools volleyball program is having an open gym throughout the remainder of the summer on Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tryouts will be held Monday p.m. until 8 p.m. Open gym for BMS volleyball to start July 31 Open gym for Bradford Middle School students interested in announcement as a game sponsor. The F4 level ($1,200) color ad in the program, four reserved red seats, four hot dog or hamburger combos per home game, four polo shirts, four quarter. The highest level, F5 ($2,000) scoreboard sign, three reserved the program, six reserved red seats, six hot dog or hamburger combos per home game, six announcement as quarter supporter. home games may be purchased 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is sub ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in which makes it illegal to advertise any pref erence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimina tion. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custo dians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children un der 18. This newspa per will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwell ings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll-free at 1-800669-9777, the toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-4887082 ext #1005 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE for rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904509-9893. OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT. Keystone Heights next to W.D. large conference room, kitchen, 2/BA, parking. $1000/per mo. on con tract. For info call 904364-9022. 50 For Rent AVAILABLE NOW! 3BR/1BA house in Rai ford. Handicap acces sible. No pets. 650/mo. 750/security deposit. 1st, last & deposit. Call 904-964-4309. 2 HOUSES FOR SALE/LEASE TO BUY. Must have credit score of 660+ 3BR/2BA house. Tile ers, Jacuzzi tub, gas rage. Lake access. Post Masters Village in Keystone Heights. $1000/mo.$1050/ mo. plus 1 month deposit. Call Dave 352-473-3560. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-4681323 NEWLY RENOVATED mobile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828 53 A Yard Sales YARD SALE; 3328 NW 182nd St. Fri. & Sat. clothes sizes 2p-12p, shoes, dresses, etc. UMS RUMMAGE SALE. Fri. 8am-3pm & Sat. 8am-12pm. Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. N Walnut Street. Bar gains; clothing all sizes, all ages. Back to schoolboys. Misc. linens, household items, small appliances. Proceeds for missions. 57 For Sale HEART SURGERY forces sale. 22 Toro self-pro pelled walk behind lawn mower, recycler w/bag little used. $150 obo. 352-473-1130 59 Personal Services LOOKING FOR SOME ONE TO clear land. A quarter to a half-acre. Very tall weeds & tree to haul off. Please call 904-9645790, leave mes sage. 65 Help Wanted HIRING: Established company has positions available for Installers. Installation of residential appliances and garage door openers. Must have own truck, some tools, and pass back ground check. Full and part time positions available. Some experi ence preferred, training available. Please call for more details. Achey Doors (352) 473-6611. NURSES NEEDED! RNs & LPNs needed at the following correctional in stitutions: Florida State Prison, Union CI, & New River CI-Raiford; Re ception & Medical Cen ter (RMC)-Lake Butler; & Columbia CI-Lake City. We offer compet itive salaries,compre erous paid time off & advancement opportuni ties. Various shifts avail able. Apply online at www.mhmcareers.com or contact Amy at 850-299-2436 or amy@mhmcareers. com. EEO RETAIL SALES/CASHIER & Warehouse position available, apply at Gator II Farm Supply. South of Starke on Hwy 301. HS Diploma required. BRADFORD COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENTDUMP TRUCK OPERATOR The Bradford County Road Department is currently accepting ap plications for four (4) Truck Operators at a pay rate of 14.00 per hour. Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and have a valid current License (CDL)/Class License minimum com bination vehicles with air brakes. Applicants must complete and pass ered for hire. Applica tions along with a job description may be ob tained from the Bradford County Road Depart ment, 812 B N. Grand St. in Starke or from www.bradfordcountyfl. gov. The deadline for accepting applications is Monday, August 13, 2018 before the close of business. Bradford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please feel free to call the Road Department at (904) 966-6243 for addi tional information. TEMPORARY FARM LA BOR: M&M Leasing, Cleveland, MS, has 3 positions, 6 mo. exp. operating large machin ery & row crop equip. for cultivating, tilling, fertilizing, planting, har vesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops, operating grain bin fa cilities, watering crops; maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be re quired to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termina tion from employment; employer provides free tools, equipment, hous ing and daily trans; trans & subsistence ex penses reimb.; $10.73/ hr, increase based on exp. w/possible bo nus, may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 9/14/18 12/20/18. Review ETA790 re quirements and apply with JO# MS267607 at nearest FL Workforce 7105. ON CALL PART TIME / Full Time Collec tion Site Attendant Union County Solid Waste is hiring Call Time Collection Site At tendants/ Must be able to pass drug screen and DOC background check. These positions sre on call/ as needed and does not include apply in person at Union County Solid Waste located at 15285 SW 84th Street Lake Butler, FL 32054. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Union County BOCC is an equal opportuni ty employer and gives Union County Solid Waste is hiring a Full Time Collection Site At tendant/ Must be able to pass drug screen and DOC background check. This position is Please apply in per son at Union County Solid Waste located at 15285 SW 84th Street Lake Butler, FL 32054. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Union County BOCC is an equal op portunity employer and ence. SHOP DAY LABORER Strong work ethic, pos itive attitude, mechani cal experience is a plus but not mandatory. Call (904) 368-0222 or (352) 468-1091. 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The F1 level ($50) includes a reserved parking pass, while the F2 level ($75) includes a reserved parking pass, hot dog combo includes a reserved parking pass, hamburger combo and two Please contact BHS Hurse, Mullins to be honored at Leave a Legacy event David Hurse and Laurie playing volleyball will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, beginning on July 31, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tryouts will begin Tuesday, Aug. 14. in the game program and at least one reserved parking pass. The F1 level ($350) comes sized ad in the program. The F2 level ($500) comes with the two reserved red seats, two hot dog combos per home game and announcement as a quarter supporter. The F3 level ($1,000) comes the program, four reserved red seats, four hot dog or hamburger combos per home game and Mullins will be the honorees at the Bradford County Education a Legacy event, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Madison Street Baptist Church gym at 6 p.m. The event includes dinner. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased from any education foundation board member, Capital City Bank or the Santa Fe College Andrews Center.
Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, at public hearings on August 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of Clerk, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Courthouse North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, time all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinances. The title of the ordinances reads, as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED; RELATING TO THE REZONING OF LESS THAN TEN CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, Z 18-02, BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF SAID ACREAGE; PROVIDING FOR CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT FROM AGRICULTURAL-2 (A-2) TO COMMERCIAL, INTENSIVE (CI) OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED; RELATING TO THE REZONING OF LESS THAN TEN CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, Z 18-03, BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF SAID ACREAGE; PROVIDING FOR CHANGING THE ZONING DISTRICT FROM AGRICULTURAL-2 (A-2) TO INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT AND WAREHOUSING (ILW) OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearings 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 hearings shall be announced during the public hearings and that no further notice concerning the matters will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearings. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearings, 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 record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding County Manager at 904.966.6327 by 5:00 p.m. at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8770 or 800.955.8771. 8/2 1tchg-B-sect KEYSTONE AIRPARK MEETING Keystone Airpark Authoritys regular scheduled board meetings will be held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. Location is: 7100 Airport Road, Starke, FL. Agendas and notice of cancellation will be posted on the authoritys website at www. keystoneairport.com no later than 72 hours in advance. 8/2 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet August 8, 2018 at 395 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 8/2 1tchg-B-sect the weightlifters who earned the award. They put forth the hard work. They formed the strong bonds with each other and their group. This awards about coaching, but its really about your kids, getting them to be there with you and making it like a family, like my family. Members of the girls weightlifting team spend a lot weightlifters are probably in his gym for two to three hours each day, six days a week. A lot of the girls weightlifters Fellowship Baptist, where he ministers to youth. Watching them grow in Christ means more to him than watching them succeed in the weight for example, when talking about Taylor Gainey, who prayed at his church during its revival services. She stood up and brought the said. The kid is an exceptional youngun. The stand she takes, as a teenager, for Christ is amazing. Most kids are scared to take a stand. She has really set herself apart. Right now, those weightlifters who have become like family wife during a tough time. Concerned, yet having faith in God only one kidney, really. He of its normal size and had no blood going to it. Eventually, as a result of that kidney receiving no blood, the healthy kidneys has now caused it to fail. How come he couldnt recognize earlier that his son was sick? That was the type himself. Why didnt I see some sign? Why couldnt I have done something as a parent? I was really beating myself up, he said. at ease and helped bolster his faith by telling him, If my son looked like your son, I would never have thought there was anything wrong. Youre going to have to quit beating yourself up and give it to God. Gods got a purpose for your son. Hes going to be OK because God has a purpose for his life. eyes. Hes cried a lot lately, I have cried more in this everything going on with him let me accomplish this past year with these girls. Those girls, because they are are dealing with the emotions brought about by Dustins illness. They pray for Dustin, and act like hes their brother. They all look up to him. They were used to working out with him. Prayers are that Dustin will receive a donor kidney. So while receiving the Florida Dairy Farmers award was nice and allowed him to think about something else for a brief mean much in the grand scheme of life. What his son is going through puts everything in its proper perspective. Family is important. Making a positive impact on youth in the weight room or in church is important. None of this really matters looking at his awards and trophies. What matters in life is your family and your kids and what you can do for the community. 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Someone told me once that a degree was something that you earned that is yours to keep. No one can ever take that away from you. Those degrees are special trinkets of accomplishment that Ill always carry with me as proof of my skills, ability, knowledge and tenacity. Flanders said she was looking for a new challenge when it came to her career, which is why she accepted a position with Citizens State Bank a year and a half ago. She works in the area of commercial lending, assistance to businesses. I love to do anything where business owner or help anyone so they can make their dreams come true and make things happen for them, Flanders said. That is really what Im passionate about in my career. Credit Union, Flanders is organizations, such as the Downtown Rotary Club, of Commerce, of which shes the vice president. Ive been blessed to have the opportunity to work with organizations in the community to help in other ways that really make a difference, Flanders said. Being Fierce and encouraging others As a Fierce Award winner, Flanders was asked what success, accomplishment and achievement mean to her, to which she answered, Success is very individual, and I believe for you but you. Success, for me, is showing and sharing Gods light and love in my I meet. It is also doing my very best to help others in all my actions. Accomplishment is the satisfaction of knowing that I have done the best I can in every situation. Achievement is reaching the goals I set for myself and always striving for improvement and constant development. Flanders said she doesnt like the fact that women have to be set apart when it comes to recognizing successes, accomplishments and achievements, but gaps still exist between women and men, so honors such as Fierce Awards are important. I really feel like weve done blur the lines (between women and men) in the corporate business world and in business in general, Flanders said, but when you really look at the data and the statistics, there is still a long way to go. Flanders said because of that, women may become discouraged from seeking or may feel that if they have families, there are limits to what they can do. She hopes she can serve as an example to other women that there dont have to be such limits. I never believed anything was impossible, Flanders said. I always believed everything was possible if you work hard enough. She encourages women to aim high and to set goals. Write your goals down, she said. Start with once a month, then once a week. It works. It is OK if its not perfect. Work toward it and do your best. Also important is to feel good about yourself. That was an important lesson Flanders learned from her grandmother Chessie Devrick. See yourself as a beautiful person inside and out. Love your mind, love your everything about yourself, Flanders said. You will never be as young as you are today, so give yourself some love and appreciation. If youd like to read more about Flanders and this years other Fierce Award winners, pick up a copy of this months Business in Greater Gainesville issue, or visit businessmagazinegainesville. com. FIERCE Continued from 3B