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Escape Oct. 25
The 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Es-
cape will take place Saturday, Oct. 25,
from 5-9 p.m. on Call Street in down-
This safe alternative to trick or treat-
ing is sponsored by the Downtown
Business and Community Association.
The event will feature candy, games,
entertainment, food, a costume contest
for all ages, a haunted house and more.
All church leaders, political candi-
dates, businesses and any others inter-
ested in booth space at the event can
obtain their applications now from Joli
Cheveux Salon and Spa, located down-
town at the cornerof Call and Walnut
Volunteers are also needed to help
build the haunted house, set up the day
of the event, assist with booths and
cleanup after the event ends.
Interested parties needing more in-
formation, should contact Lee Sparks at
(904) 966-1150, Connie Stocker at (904)
806-4191 or Norma Donn at (904) 964-
sale Oct. 17-18
The Friends of the Library book sale
will take place in the meeting room of
the Bradford County Public Library
on Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
and on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m.-1
Books, videos, DVDs, CDs and more
will be on sale, and all proceeds will.be
used to purchase artfor the library.
Donations are still being accepted for
the sale. All donations may be dropped
off at the library located at 456 W. Pratt
St. in Starke. For more information, call
Make sure your
kids get counted
Please support your Bradford County
schools. This is student count week.
Please send your children to school and
have them ride the bus at least one time
The official student count (FTE)
translates into funding for the district.
The higher the student count, the more
money the district receives for educa-
DOT project plan altered prior to hearing
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
By the time Monday's public hearing
on the Mullins Grade paving project
rolled around, it appears the. concerns
of city and county commissioners had
already been heard by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
DOT's David Anderson revealed
during the course of the meeting that
District 2 Secretary Charles Baldwin
has said there will be a traffic signal
at Container Road where the new
portion of Southeast 144'h Avenue is
proposed to intersect with U.S. 301. Bill
Henderson said 2011 traffic projections
had been amended to warrant a signal
at the intersection. That will add
some cost to the project, but hopefully
that can be overcome, he said.
When local leaders heard last week
that the intersection would not be
signalized, they revolted, and both the
county and city of Starke commissions
voted to oppose any plan for the new
road that resulted in a right-turn-only
intersection with 301. Such a plan,
the said, was contrary to the original
spirit of the project, which was to
draw traffic away from downtown
Starke by providing a paved southern
corridor between 301 and S.R. .100.
The existing Container Road is being
used connect the new road to 301.
It's not a total win, however, as
DOT still has no plans of putting two
signalized intersections within 500
feet of each other. That means if the
project proceeds as currently planned
and the new signal is put in at 301 and
Container Road, the signal at Deerfoot
Village Shopping Center is going to
come out and the median opening there
is going to be closed. The open median
at Steel Mill Road just south of the
new signal will essentially be closed as
well. Traffic won't be able to cross the
highway, although northbound traffic
will have an opening to make a left-hand
turn into the Starke KOA Kampground.
City of Starke leaders in
particular had expressed concerns
about modifying traffic flow north
and south of the- proposed new
intersection, but it appears inevitable.
The revelation that the new
intersection would be signalized came
halfway through Monday's public
hearing and dated some of the public
comment that came before, particularly
regarding need for a traffic signal
Lily Jones spoke about concerns related to a proposed project to pave and reroute Southeast 144th
Avenue, also known as Mullins Grade, at a public hearing held Monday.
given the number of vehicles that are
expected to take the new route to avoid
downtown congestion. Some concerns
still apply. Dan Sikes, a candidate
for county commission, for example,
worried about the economic impact
of removing the light and median at
Deerfoot Village. He also wanted to
see the paving of Alexander Road
added to the project to provide a
second route from the new road to 301.
It was also revealed during the course
of the meeting that three commercial
buildings and one residential building
would be lost to the project. Some are
clipped by the path of the road. Others
have to be acquired to accommodate
storm water retention ponds.
It turns out one of the commercial
and the residential property belong to
County Commissioner Eddie Lewis,
who also spoke" against the non-
signalized intersection as presented
to the county commission last week,
saying the new road didn't need to
bottleneck at 301. The other commercial
impacts are to R.J. Corman Derailment
Services and Aztec Auto. Lewis did
not express an issue with the route if
the intersection was signalized, even
if it did mean personal property loss.
Most of Lewis' constituents are
satisfied with the new route since the
project's original impact to Lincoln
City has been removed. There were a
couple of residents who spoke against
the new route, however. Lily Jones said
the route had been altered further from
how it had been presented previously
to residents meeting with DOT at Mt.
Pisgah AME Church. She said the road
would be close to her and others, even.
approaching one resident's backyard.
She also worried that children from
the community would wander up
and down the heavily traveled road.
"We don't want any accidents out
there. Wedon't want noone's child killed
because of you all putting a road in there
where it does not belong," Jones said.
Anderson denied any dramatic
change in the route had been made.
Jones also complained that
taxes would be raised to cover
the county's additional costs in
maintaining the road after it is built.
Robert Green, another resident,
worried about the road affecting
wetlands and storm water drainage,
and flooding, particularly a stream
that comes through his property and
has caused landerosion. Mike Schmidt
spoke on behalf of R.J. Corman,
expressing concern that a tractor-trailer
traffic making a left-hand turn into the
business with vehicles coming from
the opposite direction could potentially
back traffic up back to the highway, a
safety issue that should be considered.
Full funding for the $12.5 million
project has not been found. The
county will begin constructing the
easternmost portion of.the .rad this
year, and DOT will begin designing the
western part of the road and acquiring
right of way. Additional funds will
be need to complete right of way
purchases and complete construction.
Henderson said turnout for the
hearing was good. The project has been
a challenging one to say the least, he
said, but the public input is appreciated.
Without it, the proposed project wouldn't
be where it is now, said Henderson.
BY KATI TEDDER
Telegraph Staff Writer
Bradford High school has the drive
to become an A school this school
year. To boost morale and encourage
good grades, perfect attendance, and
good behavior a new incentive is being
offered. Noegel's Auto Sales has
donated a gold 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
for one hardworking BHS student.
"We came up with the idea because
we were looking for a motivator for the
students, our goal is to be an A school
and this is a reward for students who
work hard throughout the year. Everyone
has the opportunity to get their name
in the box," said BHS Principal Lisa
At the end of each nine-week grading
,period, students can stop by Noegel's
Auto Sales with a parent or guardian to
enter. Each report card A is rewarded
with two entries. Each B provides
one entry. Perfect attendance and the
absence of referrals is each worth one
entry as well, for a total of 14 possible
entries each nine weeks.
At the end of the school year, five
names will be drawn to attend the May
2009 school board meeting where a
final name will be drawn.
"It's a good thing for the community,"
said Brandi Noegel. "I am a believer in
education and I thipk'this will have the
high school students try harder this
"We feel this is a great opportunity,
and we are very appreciative of Noegel's
(L-R) Principal Lisa Graham and
Brandi Noegel pose with the entry
box at right. Below, Noegel Is
pictured with the Chevy Cavalier and
BHS students (I-r) Barrett Cooper
S and Logan Johnson.
The drive to succeed:
4-wheel award awaits
one BHS student
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Judge takes on new role in Starke American Legion state commander visits Starke
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Judge George H. Pierce,
Starke's first city attorney and
Iormcr county judge, has now
taken on another role for the
city-as its first magistrate.
Pierce presided over his first
slate of 17 cases this week. As
Starke's magistrate, he is replac-
ing and taking on the duties of
the' city's former code enforce-
ment board, which met monthly
to hear cases and render judg-
ment. Utilizing a magistrate is
a more streamlined way of ac-
complishing the game task, but
it doesn't require assembling
enough board members to con-
stitute a quorum.
These are civil hearings pros-
ecuted by John Broling from the
city attorney's office. Code en-
forcement officer George Jarosik
also has a roll testifying in the
When a resident or business is
cited for a code violation like ac-
cumulated yard trash, not mowy-.
ing or illegal signage by the code
enforcement officer, they are giv-
en time to come into compliance.
If they do not comply, Jarosik
files a complaint, the individual
is notified, and the matter goes to
a hearing before the magistrate. If
found guilty, code violators will
pay administrative costs of $100
and potentially a daily fine set by
the magistrate. That fine can run
for 180 days. If the matter isn't
resolved a lien can be filed in
circuit court against the property
and the owner, and eventually,
the city attorney could file an ac-
tion of foreclosure, assuming it's
not a homestead property.
All of this can be avoided,
however, if the matter is resolved
when the original notice of viola-
tion is made.
Pierce, 77, joked he had been
forced into retirement as a judge
and took the position of mag-
istrate with the city to escape a
55-year-old "honey-do" list from
his wife, Gladys.
He has had a long and distin-
guished career, including many
years of service to Bradford
County and the city of Starke.
Pierce entered the United States
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Air Force in 1949 after graduat-
ing from Pompano Beach High
School. He remained active in the
reserves until he was honorably
discharged as a staff sergeant in
1957. He attended the University
of Florida, graduating in 1956,
before entering Cumberland Law
School, where he graduated with
his first law degree two years lat-
er. He's still an active member of
the Florida Bar, to which he was
admitted in 1959.
Pierce served as attorney for
several local towns, but was with
the city of Starke from 1960 to
1981 when he was appointed
to fulfill the term of Bradford
County judge. He also served as
school board attorney for a time
and as the county's prosecutor.
He ran unopposed at the com-
pletion of that original term as
county judge and held the bench
until 1994 when he retired. He
then served as a senior judge for
the circuit through September of
His affiliations include the Phi
Alapah Delta Legal Fraternity,
Starke Rotary Club, chamber of
commerce, American Legion
and Bradford Masonic Lodge.
The magistrate's roll could be
expanded down the road if the
cify puts its own municipal traf-
fic laws and fines on the books,
for example, a step that has been
discussed as the city receives
less and less of the funds from
tickets written under the state
code. These would also be civil
violations with the ticket revenue
helping fund law enforcement
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October 16, 2008 TELEGRAPH Page 3A
Candidates field public questions at People's Voice forum
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Humid conditions and maybe
a few nerves helped turn local
office-seekers into sweating
politicians during a question-
and-answer forum held last week
in the historic RJE gymnasium
Most candidates for county
office in Bradford County
participated in the political
forum, which was sponsored
by nonprofit organization The
The gymnasium's scoreboard
was used to keep candidates'
answers within the specified time
limits. If the clock counted down
to zero, the ear-piercing buzzer
would sound. It proved effective
in keeping candidates responses
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People's Voice members posing questions written by the public Included Loreatha
Hankerson, Alex Cummings, Dewayne Tyson, Esther Kelly and Wanda Middleton.
(L-R) David Barnes and Gordon Smith
whether they thought they had
brief if not always on point, surpassed the qualifications
Candidates were also advised of their original field-training
to refrain from bashing their officer. Smith didn't answer the
opponents on penalty of expulsion question, discussing instead his
from the proceedings. Candidates long-held goal to be sheriff and
honored the rule for the most his vision of establishing a more
part, right up until the end when unified relationship with other
the candidates for sheriff broke law enforcement agencies in the
out their car comparisons. Starke county. Talking about unification
Police Chief Gordon Smith said instead of consolidation, Smith
you don't buy a car without mentioned deputizing officers
giving it a test drive. He said in all agencies so jurisdictional
he's been test driven for proven boundaries are not in the way of
performance and he's ready to fighting crime. He also talked
rev the motor and. get going. about getting tough on drug
His opponent,-David Barnes,.dealers,.. the Jhigh..rate of .drug-
after applauding Smith and, his arrests in the city and bringing
officers for their efforts, offered "fiscal sanity" to the sheriff's
the public a different way. He office. He said taking care of
asked the crowd why they would "kids and old folks" will be a
drive a Volkswagen when they priority as sheriff.
could get a Cadillac instead. Barnes said his goal was
It was a moment of appreciated to provide the county with a
levity at the end of nearly two sheriff's department it could
hours of serious questions. be proud of, one that solves
Candidates were given a few problems instead of placing
minutes to introduce themselves Band-Aids on issues. He said he
and then took turns answering had surpassed the training of his
questions submitted by members field training officer, working as
of the public, a sergeant for the sheriff's offices
Sheriff in Bradford and Clay counties,
Barnes said the issues he as well as a detective and watch
Barnes said the issues he commander in Clay, supervising
discusses are not knocks at any com5 ander in Cla seisig
individual or agency. They are the 50-80 people. He's' a tactical
individual or agency. They are the commander for the Clay County
issues that voters have discussed commWAtande servd the
SWAT team and served in the
with him. He said the county has military for 20years, retirin
a drug problem that affects, the military as a command sergeant
c t n recently as a command sergeant
community in numerous ways major responsible for the care,
and destroys lives. Kids have to.rainn an e of hundreds
A cte ab te d training and welfare of hundreds
be educated about the danger, of enlisted members.
he said, and the county has to go Barnes was then asked what
after those who bring drugs into he would do to recruit more
the county and recruit local kids h .o. d t e mr
thecounty and recruit local kids minorities to work in the sheriff's
to sell them--those who make
ato sel themthose wo me y office. He said it was alarming
a profit destroying lives: Barnes that there aren't more minorities
said it's the county's biggest working in the sheriff's office
problem and it will be his'tbp and Starke Police Department
priority as sheriff to conduct and finds it hard to believe that
drug investigations and seek and finds it hard to believe that
drug investigations and seek there aren't more individuals
real time behind bars for drug from minority communities
dealers. In addition, increasing from minority communte in
dealers. In addition, increasing the area with the passion to enter
police presence will ensure equal law enforcement. He said his
police protection. The county goal would be to recruit people
is ready for a new and better goal wouldd to recruitt people
way, a "breath of fresh air," he regardless of race, color or creed
saidfrf, saying he could make a who share his passion for making
difference. a difference in the community
Sit said he's been work and to treat everyone equally.
to become the county's sheriffng Answering the same question,
tor 2b me the counyrs sheriff Smith said he recruited the
for 2 years. He's been working first African-American woman
in Ilw enforcement in Bradford
Cotnty that long. The first to work for the Starke Police
reason he is running is his love Department, something he
of county, he said, paying was proud of. He said he's lost
his cisiont o work here instead several minority officers to other
ofouidethecounty.Thesecond agencies, so recruitment is an
of county. The second issue, but so is retention. He said
reason j s what he's been able to
do chief of police. He said his it's a priority that the department
dep i nt has taken a smal, reflect the make up of the
erur ten fas ten agsmaly community and that its members
and ade it one or the area's come from the community.
aleadig agenies, withe a low Both were asked about specific
lcri ratagen i crime sa vin plans to curtail drug activity,
crinr rate, high crime solving
and multiple particularly around schools
rate" and multiple recognition
for its safety education efforts and churches. Barnes said that
for i:is safety education efforts.
Third. he said, he wants to be type of activity was obvious,
the ae of the community. He calling it a huge problem. The
sait e eady to take oer on drug arrests being made in the
said ill be ready to take over on
al bcae he ha above county, however, are primarily
record. through traffic stops and other
The sheriff candidates were encounters, which he said is
asked about their education, not effective in tackling the
training and experience and larger problem. Again, he talked
training and experience and
about conducting proactive drug
investigations by beefing up the
drug task force to do a better
"We've got to focus on what
the cancer is that's eating away at
our society," Barnes said.
Smith said his record shows the
drug problem is taken seriously,
working at the street level to
arrest those who break into
homes and vehicles for money to
buy drugs. Drug investigations
are conducted every day in the
city, he said, and the arrest record
shows that. Smith was then asked
about putting more officers on
the street. He said presence is
the best deterrent, and he said
technology, including computers
in patrol cars, is allowing
officers to spend more time in
Barnes said' a tight budget
could be a problem in a poor
community, but there are sworn
officers in administrative
positions who could be working
in the field. Administrative
positions could instead be held by
volunteers, civilians or retirees,
he said, adding his goal to assign
an officer to each community
who will establish relations,
develop crime prevention plans
and reporting community
concerns to the sheriff.
Candidate for superintendent
of schools Beth Moore has
worked with students at all levels
as a teacher, counselor, career
specialist, etc., who said she
grew up here and knows that
the schools have been better and
can be better again. She said she
wants to use her education and
experience to make that happen.
Moore said she is committed
to increasing safety in schools,
raising academic achievement
and ending the communication
problem between the district and
the community, the area she said
the school system is "lacking the
most." She said the school district
needs to improve academics by
holding on to highly qualified
teachers, and turn
around low worker
morale by enforcing
spoke on behalf
candidate Jim Biggs,
who was out of
state caring for an
ill family member
and speaking at a
excellence is at top of
Biggs' agenda, Davis
said. Given the state
of the economy it's
Important now more
than ever to graduate
students with skills
Sto succeed in the
real world, he said.
Biggs believes you
need to teach beyond
graduation to ensure success in
life. He said the curriculum needs
to be "test successful', meaning
geared toward helping students
succeed on the standardized tests
that, right or wrong, are a reality
of their educational experience.
As a former superintendent of a
school system with a $40 million-
plus budget, Davis said Biggs
has the experience to provide
effective budget management,
and has brought $4.5 million in
grants to the system as director
of Communities in Schools.
Asked what her vision for the
superintendent's office is, Moore
replied by discussing herbusiness
and educational experience. She
said she has a doctoral degree
in educational leadership that
included a number of business
management classes and has
skills acquired from owning
her own business that would.
help her run the, business side
of the superintendent's office.
On the academic side, she said
the superintendent must be able
to assess student needs, respond
with research-based programs
and provide students with what
they need to be successful in
"That's the number one goal: to
educate students for a lifetime:'
Moore said. That includes
those who don't want to go to a
university, she added.
Davis said Biggs' vision of
the office included supporting
educational excellence and
providing a safe environment for
students to learn and teachers to
work, sound budget management
and promoting pride in the schools
system. He left the next question
about goals to create more A
schools for Biggs to answer
himself at a later date. Moore
said her goal is for every school
to be an A school. The district
has the necessary assessments
to measure student performance
and has the ability to help them. It
won't be complicated, the district
just has to have "the gumption"
to do it, she said.
On the issue of dress codes,
the candidates were asked if
they would support a countywide
dress code for school staff as
well as students. Speaking to
the controversy of requiring
uniforms at the middle school,
Moore said parents should at
Least have an opportunity to voice
their opinions about the issue, but
she looks forward to seeing the
academic and disciplinary data
from the middle school to see if
uniforms did make a difference.
"I think we'll have to go from
there to decide whether other
schools, too, will need uniforms,"
Moore said, emphasizing that
she wouldn't do anything without
parent input. As for the staff,
Moore said employees should
dress professionally. When there
is a dress code and it's enforced
properly, there may not be a need
for uniforms, she said.
'Answering another question,
Moore said staff should be held
responsible for what they were
hired to do as outlined in their
She was also asked if the
response to violent behavior
should be treated the same at all
age levels. Moore indicated there
to violence that involved teaching
younger students what behaviors
are not acceptable, with tougher
consequences applied as they
grow older and act out against
what they were taught.
Davis deferred on these
questions preferring not to speak
Malcolm Hill is seeking the
District 1 county commission
seat. Speaking for him was his
wife, Edythe, because he had to
attend a previous engagement.
She introduced her husband as a
military veteran and retiree from
the Department of Corrections,
then read a statement on his
behalf in which he said in
the, number of years he has
been observing the county
conimission, he has not seen an
effort to save taxpayers money or
reduce the size of government.
He said he believes the current
"economic upheaval" would get
the nation as close to a depression
.as its been since the 1930s. Food,
housing, clothing and fuel costs
are out of sight, and the people
aren't, getting help, least of all.
from the county commission, he
said. He promised to put people
before government, reduce the
size of government and taxes, and
contribute Half of his commission
salary to children's charities.
Ross Chandler has served
District 1 as commissioner for 12
nonconsecutive years and is the
current incumbent. The minister
who has spent the last year
serving as county commission
chairman said he has served'
the district with integrity and
character. Iri the last 30 years,
only three roads have been paved
in District 1. Chandler said he was
the commissioner who fought
for the $2 nillion-plus in road
construction, which was carried
out during his time in office. He'
said he is also one of only 40
commissioners in the state to
achieve advanced certification in
Chandler was asked why he
should be re-elected and what
makes him most qualified to
hold the position. ChandJer said
anyone who is working well
should be allowed to retain their
job, saying he believes he's done
an excellent job while serving on
the board, including suggesting
a regional plan to address storm
water drainage at the most
recent commission meeting. His
experience makes him qualified,
he said, adding he's proved he
can do the job and "do it at a high
Hill said her husband has
management experience from his
work with DOC and on various
boards. He has yelled a lot and
written a lot about problems
he's seen in county government.
She said her husband feels the
district is neglected compared
to others and that the board of
commissioners needs someone
who will tel them what they
'need to do and what they are
doing that they aren't supposed
to be doing.
Hill was then asked what
programs her husband would
start, and she said he had made
it quite clear that he wants to
do things for children through
pledging a portion of his salary.
Beyond that, she said he had a lot
of knowledge about how DOC
works that could result in getting
a lot of things done with labor
that won't cost the people.
In response to the same
question, Chandler said program
don't solve problems. He said
you have to identify needs,
then fund the needs. If there's a
something the community needs,
the board needs to know that
and not "just start programs."
He said citizens could contact
their commissioners and attend
commission meetings to make
their needs known so issues can
Asked about paving more
roads, Chandler said the county is
exploring lower-cost alternatives
to paving that could result in
more roads being paved. Hill
said her husband would nag the
commission to get the job done.
District 3 county commission
candidate Dan Sikes was asked
about his most difficult business
management decision and
how he arrived at making his
choice. Sikes said having to look
someone in the eye and tell them
that you're letting them go is
"fundamentally one of the most
difficult things to do." Doing so
means taking away someone's
paycheck, so it's something he
prays over and seeks counsel
about. Candidate Lila Sellars said
she doesn't work in management,
but has served on the county
code enforcement board. Making
the decision to fine someone for
code violations was .something
she said she found difficult to
do because it involved "messing
with somebody else's finances."
The candidates were also
asked about storm water
drainage. Sellars said the issue
had come up when speaking
to residents, in particular some
around Prevatt Creek and in
Saratoga Heights, she said she
wanted to take it to the table with
other commissioners to come up
with a plan to clean up creeks
and other drainage',areas. She
mentioned using inmate labor as
a way of addressing the issue and
cutting costs. Sikes said it's not
exclusively a Bradford County
Issue but one that has to be
dealt with in coordination with
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Local woman made a name for herself in Boca
BY HEATHER JENNINGS
Special to the Telegraph
Boca Raton, Florida. It's a
ritzy town of 85,000, locat-
ed north of Palm Beach and
known for its palm trees and
pink buildings. Most famously
Boca is known as the once his-
toric home of Computer Con-
glomerate IBM and where the
PC, or personal computer, was
invented. So what does Boca
have in common with Starke?
For more than 30 years, Boca
Raton has also been the home to
the former Susan Slade of Starke,
now Susan Whelchel, Boca Ra-
ton's esteemed mayor. Now 64,
Whelchel only spent her first 18
years in Starke, but they weren't
years soon forgotten. The daugh-
ter- of- prominent Starke busi-
nessman Tom Slade Sr. and his
wife, Flo, Susan was a popular,
athletic gal, making her mark
and many friends at Bradford
High before graduating in 1962.
In fact, Whelchel still keeps
in contact with many of those
friends,most she knew all her life.
That's something she's always
loved about small town living.
Well thought of in the Starke
community, her father owned
Slade Gas, which is now known
as Sawyer Gas. His success al-
lowed her and her three siblings
to live the good life, living and
playing most of their child-
hood on her beloved Kingsley
Lake and, according to long-
time friend Tom Smith of Cold-
well Banker Smith and Smith
Realty, being quite the tomboy.
Swimming, boating and sliding
the slides at Strickland's Landing
are fond memories for Whelchel.
So are hunting and fishing. She
ried in 1968, soon after her col-
lege graduation, moving south to
Central Florida then eventually
to Boca. John traveled interna-
tionally for business and needed
to be close to an international
airport. Miami was hot an option,
and in their travels, the Whelchels
found Boca Raton; then a quaint
community nestled between the
Intercoastal Waterway and five
miles of beautiful sandy beaches.
While her husband traveled for
business, Whelchel raised four
children, continued her educa-
tion and taught for 17 years in the
public school system. She was an
involved community activist and
mother, raising four successful
children, all of who attended col-
lege on scholarships, and three of
It was her activism as vice
president of the Junior League
that prompted her toward poli-
tics, The Junior League was
trying to purchase a home for
abused and abandoned children,
but their fight with the Boca Ra-
ton City Council proved chal-
lenging and fruitless. It was
then Whelchel thought to her-
self, "I can do better than that!
I should run for city council."
She began her longtime com-
mitment to public service in
Boca Raton in 1995 when. her
dreams came to fruition and she
was elected to the city coun-
cil. Since then, her list of ac-
complishments has grown. Ini-
tially a three-time winner on
the city council, the nonparti-
san Whelchel served as deputy
mayor before being term-limited
out in 2000. She then moved
See WHELCHEL page 5A
describes her years in Starke with
a song lyric from her era, "The
lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer."
Whelchel continues her ath-
letic pursuits today by playing
tennis, waterskiing and swim-
ming. In the 1960s, BHS didn't
have many athletic options
for girls. The basketball team
Whelchel played on was discon-
tinued in her junior year, so she
excelled in cheerleading, even
continuing that role through col-
lege at Jacksonville University
where she received her bache-
lor's degree in political science.
It was also in Jacksonville that
she met her husband-to-be, John,
an executive in the wastewater
construction industry. They mar-
Zach Cooney, a recent high
school graduate from Orlan-
do, has a collection of photo-
graphs on display at the Brad-
ford County Public Library
through the month of November.
Cooney is the grandson of
Dimple, and Grady Overstreet
and Harry and Marianna Cooney.
He loves all types of wildlife es-
pecially snakes, alligators and
, crocodiles. Cooney recently at-
tended a photography workshop
*in Santa Fe, N.M., where all of
the photos on display were tak-
en. He plans to use his photo-
graphic skills and talent ti cap-
ture real-world images of people
animals, landscapes and all
aspects of nature as they travel.
Cooney is currently traveling
visit the family's Web site at www.
For more information on the
display or future displays, call
(904) 368-3911, or stop by the li-
brary at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke.
M eet the Blind raising event offers a chance to
ee Nt l learn how the visually impaired
The National Federation of live. Learn about brail, guide
the Blind is holding a "Meet the dogs and technology. There will
Blind" event on Saturday, Oct. be a cake auction, crafts and light
25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Geth- refreshments.
semane Lutheran Church, 4011 For more information, please
N.W. 34th St. in Gainesville. For more infor ,
This informal and social fund- call (352) 373-7806.
Windsor Manor, 602
E. Laura St, Starke,
FL 32091, does not discriminate against any
person on the basis of race, color, national
origin, disability or age in admission, treatment
or participation in its programs, services or
activities, or in employment.
For further information about this policy,
contact Terry Hansen, (904) 964-3383.
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her focus to education by serv-
ing on the school board of Palm
Beach County, which she was ap-
pointed to by then Gov.. eb Bush.
During her two-year tenure
on the school board, Susan 'was
instrumental in the construction
of the Don Estridge High Tech
Middle School, located in the
historic IBM Campus Building
05k. the very building in which
the PC was created. An innova-
tive school. Don Estridge uses
the cutting edge in classroom
technology, and has the poten-
tial to advance countless student
careers and keep Boca Raton
firmly on the technology map.
With term limits no longer an
issue, Whelchel ran and was re-
elected to city council in 2003,
where she served as deputy mayor
once again before becoming the
33" mayorof Boca Raton this year.
As mayor of Boca Raton,
Whelchel is most proud of the
city's A-rated schools, eight
private and nine public. She
also relishes Boca's cultural
and recreational opportuni-
ties, its first class retirement
facilities and eclectic mix of
people. She is proud of Boca's
which is governed by the strict-
est zoning codes in the nation.
All of this and more make for
The Bradford County FFA
chapter is raising funds to send
six students to the National FFA
Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
According to its mission state-
ment, FFA makes a positive dif-
ference in the lives of students
by developing their potential for
leadership, personal growth and
career success through agricul-
an interesting and diverse life
for Mayor Whelchel, one of five
city council members who make
policies for the city. A typical
day might include anything from
making a public service video
tape taking a stance on public
policy to negotiating fire rescue
services between the city and the
county, or meeting \with the pres-
ident of Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity over transportation issues
and interstate interchanges then
meeting with the Friends of the
Library over construction delays.
Described as seemingly un-
compromising, Whelchel is
known to keep a steady hand and
a cool head. She is also described
as fiscally responsible and the
taxpayer's watchdog. Despite her
success, Smith said Whelchel is
still friendly and down to earth.
Down to earth and friendly is
just how she remembers Starke.
Growing up here was safe and
carefree in an era when doors
need not be locked. A girl could
walk to town on a Saturday with-'
out fear, and friends looked out
for each other. Whelchel may love
Boca, but Starke is simply where
her roots are. Now a grandmoth-
er of four with two more due in
November, she wishes for a home
once again on Kingsley Lake
where she could share these fond
memories with her family. But
for now, having three of her four
children.living in Boca is enough.
While at the convention with
more than 50,000 other FFA
members from around the coun-
try, these six Bradford students
will participate in leadership de-
velopment workshops and learn
from motivational speakers like
Olympic gold medalist Dana
The cost is $800 per student,
which covers all food and travel
expenses. And donation is ap-
preciated. Contact Walt Westcott
thought the Bradford-Union Area
Career Technical Center at (904)
Love Grow. Penltec nlal Temple..
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family a:td It friend, oI' I. n \ii-
urday, Oct IR. at 5 pin (.'-ie nii.
joy a time ol lell %,'hIijp iliingh
song, spiillii. prs.lm1. idl 1plai.1t
and worship P.isioi Apo-ile "F\..-
gle Eye"' Rub, miioi i. tile guesti
speaker. Pastor is Samuel Newel.
Grace United Methodist Church
of Lawtcy will celebrate its 119"'
homecoming year on Sunday, Oct.
19. A potluck dinner will follow the
11 a.m. sermon of Pastor Al Brock.
Join the congregation in worship and
reflection on the church's longev-
ity and vitality in the community.
New Covenant Baptist Ministries,
863 E. Brownlee St. in Starke, will
celebrate Pastor and Sister Isaac
Brantley's third appreciation and
sixth year with the church begin-
ning, Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. with
the Rev. Charles Williams and New
Hope of Williston. On Sunday, Oct.
26, at 11 a.m. the Rev. Jack Haw-
thorne and Cathedral of Faith of Pen-
sacola will lead the service, followed
by the Rev. James N. Wilcox and
Ebenezer Baptist of Starke at 4 p.m.
First Assembly of God of Key-
stone Heights, 8025 S.R. 100, will
host its Third Annual Turkey Shoot
Nov. 14-15 and 21-22. For more in-
formation, contact (352) 473-3432.
Madison Street Baptist Church
pastors Dr. Chad Everson and
Jarrod Everson are presenting a
series of messages on the book
of Revelation during October
and November. Services begin
at 6 p.m. each Sunday evening.
First Baptist Church of Keystone
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link's .1 t ihis saler .llerin.ll .e 1.
tllik or treating. For more Inlor-
mation, please call (352) 473-7201.
Northside Baptist Church, at the
corner of C.R. 225 and S.R. 16, will
celebrate marriage with a renewal of
marriage vows Sunday, Oct. 19, dur-
ing its II a.m. worship service. Ev-
eryone is invited to attend and have
a family portrait made. A phone
bank to make calls on behalf of
Amendment 2 is meeting at North-
side and Bayless Highway Baptist
Church (11798 N.W. C.R. 225) on
Monday from 5-9 p.m. To volun-
teer, call (904) 966-2498. For a ride
to early voting, call (904) 964-7124.
Highland First Baptist Church,
located four miles north of Lawtey,
will hold a free fall festival for all
ages on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4:30-
7:30 p.m., featuring a chili cook off,
hay ride, candy, food, games, door
prizes and more. For more infor-
mation, please call (904) 289-9798.
Orange Heights Baptist Church,
16700 N.E. S.R. 26 in Hawthorne,
will hold a fall festival on Friday,
Oct. 31, from 5-8:30 p.m. with a 30-
foot slide, monster truck and pony
rides, hot dogs, free drinks, a cake
walk, and lots of fun games, candy
and prizes. For more information
on this safer alternative to trick or
treating, please call (352) 318-4884.
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist
Church is celebrating its 58"' an-
niversary and the fifth anniversary
of Pastor James N. Wilcox begin-.
ning Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
and continuing Sunday, Oct. 19, with
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., morning
worship at 11 a.m. and an afternoon
service at 3 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call (904) 964-6681.
Free Cannon Church of God's
Praise is having a yard sale Satur-
day, Oct. 16, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the corner of 1010 Oak Street.
Kingsley Lake Baptist Church,
S.R. 16 East, will celebrate its
144th year with a homecoming
service on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 11
a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr.
Ed Scott. Dinner on the grounds
will follow the service. Everyone,
especially former members, is in-
sited to attend. For more informa-
tion, please call (904) 533-2018.
True Vine Minislry, 422 N. Saint
Clair St. in Starke, will be hosting
its annual Big Day 2008 Celebra-
tion on Sunday, Oct. 26, with ser-
vices at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. This
year the church will pay tribute to
all veterans and active military per-
sonnel. A special dinner will follow
the 11 a.m. service, and the public
is invited to attend. For more infor-
mation,,please call (904) 964-9264.
214 in Keystone Heights, will hold a
community sale on Saturday, Nov. 8,
from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Crafts,jew-
elry, clothing, books, furniture, toys,
baby items and more will be avail-
able along with food and drinks.
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gregation's upcoming events
to editor@bctelegraph. corn.
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the water management district.
There are related issues such as
snake and mosquito infestation
that threaten children and
livestock, he said, emphasizing
the importance of the issue. He
agreed there's an opportunity
to use inmate labor to solve the
Sellars has lived here and
been active in the church and
community for more than 20
years. She said she wants to be on
the county commission to act on
behalf of the voters in the county
and see if she can help make
decisions to improve the county.
Current commissioners are
doing a great job, she said. As the
lone female candidate, she would
bring, diversity to the board and
would work to ensure the county
has a diverse workforce at all
levels. Sellars said she has found
in talking to voters is that they
want their voices to be heard, and
she wants to be their voice. She
said she would try to make every
decision the right decision.
Sikes said he wasn't out to be a
county commissioner for whites
or blacks, women or men. He
wants to be a commissioner who
serves everyone. Voters have to
consider who has the ability to
stand up to power and speak the
truth. As an attorney he said he
has stood up for and represented
countless people against powerful
forces. It's important to volunteer
for popular causes, but he asked
what do you do in the face of
power when the majority doesn't
agree with you.
Asked how he would get
crime off the streets, Sikes said
by supporting the local sheriff.
Support includes funding law
enforcement and incorporating
ideas like a work-release program
that provides revenue for the
sheriff's office and labor for the
county or starting a recycling
"You don't want to have a
county commissioner who's
going to micromanage these
guys," Sikes said. "You want the
professionals to do their job, and
Sellars said she would work
with the commission to look for
more funding for the sheriff's
-office and incorporate ideas form"
other areas to help fight crime.
She also said the burden couldn't
rest on the sheriff alone. County
commissioners and the public
have to ask what they can do to
help law enforcement, she said.
Asked about getting a "Children
at Play" sign on Pine Street,
Sellars spoke as a mom and said
getting a sign put up is something
she could do.
Sikes said the way to get
government to do what common
sense would tell anyone else to do
is by being a "squeaky wheel."
District 5 county commissioner
candidates were asked what they
would do to keep kids off of the
streets. Incumbent Commissioner
Eddie Lewis, who has also served
three nonconsecutive terms on
the commission, pointed to a
grant-funded park spearheaded
by Commissioner Doyle Thomas
in the Pleasant Grove area.
A second grant is now being
sought for a park in Lincoln City,
which is in Lewis' district. His
challenger, Bruce Scott, said this
isn't the first time he's. run for
office or the first time he's heard
about the same park project. He
said, however, that the county's
young people are a valuable
resource and then need places
where they can go and recreate,
meet Oct. 27
The Bradford County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee will
meet Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.
in the Andrews Center board-
room. All interested Democrats
are invited to attend.
No regular meeting will be
held in November as the reor-
ganizational meeting will be
held on Dec. 1. At that time of-
ficers for the next four years will
be elected. Only those precinct
committeemen and committee-
women who qualified in July are
eligible to vote or to be nominat-
ed for an office.
For information about being
a precinct representative contact
DEC Chair Judy Becker at (9040
and, at far
above, and Lila
Sellars, at right
and he would love
to see more parks.
about the Lincoln
City park, both said
they wanted to help
make it happen. As
Lewis said he has
already met with
the deacons and
representatives of the
also served three
terms on the
commission. He said he loves the
people of this county and tries to
help whenever he is called upon
to do so. While he and'Chandler
have been on the commission,
he said the millage rate has been
lowered or stayed the same. Even
when voters passed Amendment
1, he said the commission did
not raise the tax rate or pass any
special assessments. Lewis said
he took on the former engineer for
the old and present landfills over
the cost of the services provided,
and the resulting change of
engineers has saved the county
money. Expansion of emergency
services, including a cooperative
agreement with Union County, is
helping shave precious minutes
off of response times. The county
fire departments aren't where
they need to be, but they're
second to none, and the county
is working to make them better,
Scott,a BHS graduate and local
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The people of the county are its
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Lewis was asked if he would try
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with today's economy, but he said
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talked about adequately funding
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The People's Voice
Asking questions submitted by
the public were People's Voice
members' Loreatha Hankerson,
Alex Cummings, Dewayne
Tyson, Esther Kelly and Wanda
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Water management district approves budget
The Suwannee River Water
Management District govern-
ing board has approved the FY
2008-09 work plan and budget.
The budget calls for a pro-
posed millage rate of 0.4399
mills, or about 44 cents per
$1.000 of assessed property
value. This rate remains un-
changed from FY 2007-08.
The total approved FY 2008-
09 budget is $69.8 million, re-
flecting a decrease of more than
$12 million or a 15 percent de-
crease from FY 2007-08 budget
of $81.9 million.There are no new
staff positions; therefore the dis-
trict's staffing level will remain
at 68 for the 18'h consecutive year.
This year's budget high-
lights several programs of in-
terest to the District including:
-Implementation of The
Ichetucknee Partnership involv-
ing local, voluntary and incentive
based initiatives to support wise
springshed management within
the Ichetucknee Springshed.
-Update and automation of
digital Flood Insurance Rate
Maps through funding provid-
ed by the Federal Emergency
-Continuation of the land ac-
quisition and management pro-
gram which includes funds for
the Suwannee River Wilderness
Trail, R.O. Ranch equestrian
center and restoration projects.
-Continued development of
potable water, storm water and
wastewater systems through the
Quality Communities program
for 34 communities in the district.
-Continued support for the
Suwannee River Partnership
cost-share program to aid farm-
ers in protecting springs and
other water resources through
reducing nutrient loads and im-
proving water conservation.
Work will continue to estab-
lish minimum flows and levels
for rivers and springs, as will
data collection for the district's
rainfall, groundwater and sur-
face water monitoring networks.
to receive SFI
The Suwannee River Water
Management District is pleased
to announce that it is the first
public entity in the state of Flor-
ida to receive certification of
its lands under the Sustainable
Forestry Initiative Standard. A
third-party audit was completed
in July and found that the dis-
trict was in conformance with
the standard on all of its 160,000
acres of fee-owned lands.
Certification to the SFI Stan-
dard assures the public that the
lands are being managed in an
environmentally and socially
responsible manner, and the
ability of the land to produce
goods and services for future
generations is not compromised.
"By becoming certified we
are basically solidifying that we
are doing a good job with man-
aging the public's assets," said
SRWMD Forester Randy Hall.
"We have been recognized as
the first public organization in
Florida to achieve this honor."
In 2003, the district became
a SFI participant, and district
staff fulfilled a requirement of
the program this year by having
an independent audit conduct-
ed by accredited SFI auditors.
"These -audits are rigor-
ous, on-the-ground assess-
ments of an organization's op-
erations"' said Hall. "It took
a lot of effort and hard work
to achieve this certification."
Certification by SFI means
international recognition for
organizations as well as other
benefits such as improved envi-
ronmental management and doc-
umentation of district operations.
The SFI program is based on
the premise that responsible en-
October library Play and help
events include Woman's Club
Halloween raise funds
party! ..Q Mora qCt. 20,,b.egio
, pa ty! ning at 10:30 a.m., the Stark
Bradford County Public Woman's Club will be host
Library will host a Hallow- ing a game day and luncheon
een costume party for kids in Guests may choose their game
graded K-5 today, Thursday, of choice-bridge, canasta, etc
Oct. 16, beginning at 3 p.m.
Halloween tales for pre-
schoolers will be told Wednes-
day, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. Pre-
school programs include
music, stories and a craft activity.
The preschool Halloween
costume party will take place
on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10
a.m. Altrusa will be provid-
ing refreshments and reading
selected Halloween stories.
Costumes are encouraged
for the parties but not neces-
sary. Preschoolers must be
accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please
call (904) 368-3911. The library is
locatedat456W.PrattSt. in Starke. Happy 11th Birthday
We Love You
Mom, Dad & Kayla
County Chairman Ross Chandler presents the check
from the water management district to County Clerk Ray
Bradford County has re-
ceived $6,088.18 this year from
the Suwannee River Water
Management District for tax
revenues lost from land pur-
chases made in 2007. Bradford
County is one of counties to
receive payment this year from
the water management district.
Payment in lieu of taxes was
implemented in 1992 to help off-
set the reduction in ad valorem tax
revenue to smaller counties due
to property acquired by state gov-
ernment and water management
districts. Payments were calcu-
lated by averaging the amount of
taxes paid on the acquired prop-
erty for the three years prior to
acquisition and paid for 10 years.
The 2008 Legislature elimi-
nated the 10-year requirement.
Therefore, property bought
by the district will remain on
the payment schedule until a
county exceeds the 150,000
population threshold criteria.
The purpose of the payment in
lieu of taxes program is to reduce
the economic impact to counties
when the district purchases lands
for flood control, water quality
and natural resource protection.
vironmental behavior and sound
business practices can coexist.
SF1 is the primary forest certi-
fication system adopted by the
forest industry. It promotes re-
sponsible forest management
in North America and respon-
sible procurement globally.
The program has 219 partici-
pants and 137 million enrolled
acres across North America.
Reservations are required and
may be booked by calling Joan
Rogers at (904) 964-7515 or Jo
Ann Rowe at (904) 964-3571.
The cost is $15 per person. The
,_ Woman's Club's promises a de-
'e 'iio6is lunch and lots of fun.
t- Proceeds will bcn-"
n. efit the clubhouse.
Happy o8I Birthday
Oct. 15, 2008
Love, Mommy, Harley,
RayRay and Family
On November 4th Please
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
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b'"I believe government should be efficient and effective, and those who lead must be
.accovntable to those they serve. I will never leave my faith in Jesus Christ outside of the
-dodos."- Ross Chandler
sincerelyey appreciate your time and consideration.
Thank you in advance for your vote and support.
"Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ross Chandler Democrat for County Commissioner, District 1"
October 20, 2008
Joshua Wayne Griffis
no matter what they call you,
you will always be a Griffis
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A benefit for Cedric E. Per-
ry will be held .at the Bradford
High School cafeteria Satur-
day, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Donations are $5 a plate
for a lunch of spaghetti, green
beans, roll, dessert and iced tea.
Cedric, 16, has a hereditary
disorder called Gardener's Syn-
drome FAP. This chronic life-
time disorder produces thou-
sands of polyps in the colon that
if left untreated will turn cancer-
ous. Cedric has already had his
colon removed and an ileostomy
performed. In early November he
will have a second operation that
will reverse that procedure and
reconnect his small intestine in
order to lead a more normal life.
Cedric is the son of Gary R.
Perry of Starke. If you are un-
able to attend the benefit but
would like to make a dona-
tion, you may bell a check or
money order to him at 502 N.
Myrtle Street, Starke, FL 32091.
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Up to 5 s 95
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Leave traffic behind.
Baldwin Commuter Shuttle
The shuttle operates Monday through Friday including holidays from 3 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Major DestinationS Include
Macclenny NE FL Hospital
Winn-Dixie Warehouse Michaels Distribution Center
Publix Warehouse Rosa L Parks/FCCJ Transit Station
Page BA TELEGRAPH October 16, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 04-2008-CA-000496
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE
UNDER POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
FEBRUARY 1, 2007 SECURITIZED
ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES
LLC TRUST 2007-NC2 MORTGAGE
JEFFREY 'DURRANCE A/K/A/
JEFFREY E. DURRANCE, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ELAINE H. DURRANCE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8001
CAROLINA LANE, ORLANDO, FL
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
Lot 24 of an Unrecorded Map of LAKE
SAMPSON VILLAS, as surveyed by
Joseph G. Knapp, Registered Land
Surveyor, being more particularly
A parcel of land situated in
FRACTIONAL SECTIONS 3 and 4
of TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE
21 EAST, Bradford County, Florida,
described as follows:
Commence at a concrete monument
at the intersection of the Northerly
right of way line of the Seaboard
Coast Line Railroad right of way line
with the East line of said Section 4 and
run North 00027'29" West, along said
East line 281.57 feet to the Northerly
right of way line of Edmonds Drive;
thence run North 71010'56" West,
along the Northerly right of way line
of said Edmonds Drive, 10.98 feet
to the Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 71018 56" West, along
said Northerly right of way line, 100
feet; thence run North 26057'03"
East, 395.68 feet to the waters of
Lake Sampson; thence run South
29017'58" East, along said waters,
120.00 feet to the point on a line
bearing North 2640'40" East from
the Pointof Beginning. Thence run
South 26040'40" West, 312.53 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Also any lands
between the above described lot and
the waters of Lake Sampson.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49" Street, Suite 120, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33309, on or before
November 09, 2008, a date which
is within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice in the
Bradford County Telegiaph and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
Persons with Disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodation .to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at (904)
374-3639 Voice/TDD or Via Florida
Relay Service at 800-955-8771 at
945t. "'Temp[e"Avenue, Room 137,
Starke, FL 32091.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 6" day of October,
Clerk of the Court
By: Carol Williams
10/9 2tchg 10/16-BCT
AT&T is reviewing an existing 415'
guyed wireless communication tower
located at 12565 SW 70" Avenue,
Starke, FL 32091 for the purpose of
renewing its license with the FCC. If
you have any concerns of any historic
properties that might be adversely
affected by this tower, please write-
to Doug Butler, Trileaf Corp., 2700
Westhall Ln.,. Ste. 200, Maitland,
FL 32751, (407) 660-7840. Please
include the tower location and the
location of the historic resource that
you believe might be affected.
10/16 3tchg 10/30-BCT
The Better Jobs Better Wages
Committee of FloridaWorks will hold
a meeting on Monday, October 20m at
2:30 p.m. at Tacachalc, Building #3,
6121 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL
32609. Please contact Celia Chapman
at 352-955-6096 with questions.
The Executive Committee of,
FloridaWorks will hold a meeting on'
Tuesday, October 21" at 2:00 p.m. at
4800 S.W. 13m Street, Gainesville,
FL. Contact Celia Chapman at 352-
955-6096 with questions.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to the Florida Self Storage
Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-
83.809), Santa Fe Storage will sell
for CASH to the highest bidder at
15540 N.E. U.S. 301, Waldo, County
of Alachua, Florida, at 12:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 22, and continuing
day to day thereafter until sold, the
household goods and misc. content
of the following:
Unit #B026-Sandra Edward, misc.
Unit #A024-He'ather Luke, misc.
Unit #B006-Michael Silverstin, misc.
Unit #B007-Michael Silverstin, 'misc.
Dated per Chris this 16" day of Oct.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
November 13, 2008, Whitehead's
Auto Repair at 22401 NW 26" Place,
Lawtey, Florida 32058, will auction off
the following vehicle for storage fees.
Sale begins at 10:00 a.m.
2001 Ford 1FTRW07W81KB52890
Whitehead's Auto Repair (MV70711)
22401 NW 26'" Place, Lawtey, Florida
32058, (904) 509-5292.
10/16 2chg 10/23-BCT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V
AIR OPERATION PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental
DRAFT Permit Project No.:
Compressor Station No. 16
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (permitting
authority) gives notice of its intent to
issue a Title V Air Operation Permit
Renewal to Florida Gas Transmission
Company for Compressor Station
No. 16 located at 231 North, Brooker,
Bradford County. The applicant's
name and address are: Mr. Dave
Shellhouse, 2405 Lucien Way, Suite
200, Maitland, Florida 32751.
The permitting authority will issue the
PROPOSED Permit, and subsequent
FINAL Permit, in accordance with the
conditions of the DRAFT Permitunless
a response received in accordance
with the following procedures results
in a different decision or significant
change of terms or conditions.
The Permitting Authority will accept
written comments concerning the
DRAFT Permit for a period of thirty
(30) days from the date of publication
of this Public Notice. Written
comments must be post-marked
and all facsimile comments must be
received by the close of business
(5:00 pm), on or before the end of
this 30-day period, by the Permitting
Authority at at Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Northeast
District Office, 7825 Baymeadows
Way, Suite B-200, Jacksonville,
Florida 32256 or facsimile 904/448-
4363. As part of his or her comments,
any person may also request that the
Permitting Authority hold a public
meeting on this permitting action. If
the Permitting Authority determines
there is sufficient interest for a public
meeting, it will publish notice of the
time, date, and location in the Florida
Administrative Weekly (http://faw.
dos.state.fl.us/ and in a newspaper
of general circulation in the area
affected by the permitting action.
For additional information, contact
the Permitting Authority at the above
address or phone number. If written
comments or comments received at a
public meeting result in a significant
change to the DRAFT Permit, the
Permitting Authority shall issue a
Revised DRAFT Permit and require, if
applicable, another Public Notice. All
comments filed will be made available
for public inspection.
A person whose substantial interests
are affected by the proposed
permitting decision may petition for an
administrative hearing in accordance
with Sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes (F.S.). The
petition must contain the information
set forth below and must be filed
(received) in Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Northeast
District Office, 7825 Baymeadows
Way, Suite B-200, Jacksonville,
Florida 32256 (Telephone: 904/807-
3300; Fax: 904/448-4363). Petitions
filed by any persons other than
those entitled to written notice under
Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed'
within fourteen days of publication of
the public notice or within fourteen
days of receipt of the notice of intent,
whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person
who asked the-'permitting authority
for notice of agency action may file a
petition within fourteen days of receipt
of that notice, regardless of the date
of publication. A petitioner shall mail
a copy of the petition to the applicant
at the address indicated above, at the
time of filing. The failure of any person
to file a petition within the applicable
time period shall constitute a waiver
of that person's right to request an
administrative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding
and participate as a party to it. Any
subsequent intervention will be only
at the approval of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205
of the Florida Administrative Code
A petition that disputes the material
facts on which the permitting
authority's action is based must
contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's
file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone
number of the petitioner; name
address and telephone number of
the petitioner's representative, if
any, which shall be the address for
service purposes during the course of
the proceeding; and an explanation
of how petitioner's substantial
rights will be affected by the agency
(c) A statement of how and when
the petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues
of material fact. If there are none, the
petition must so state;
(e) Aconcise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which entitle petitioner to
(f) A statement of the specific rules
or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action petitioner wishes the agency
to take with respect to the agency's
A petition that does, not dispute
the material facts upon which the
permitting authority's action is based
shall state that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth
above, as required by Rule 28-
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the permitting authority's
final action may be different from the
position taken by it in this notice of
intent. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any
such final decision of the permitting
authority on the application have the
right to petition to become a party'to
the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this
petition with the Administrator of the
EPA does not stay the effective date
of any Title V permit properly issued
pursuant to the provisions of Chapter
62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the
Administrator of EPA must meet the
requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section
7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with
the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S.
EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington,
A complete project file is available
for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
.mi., Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at:
Florida Department of Environmentdl
Northeast District Office
7825 Baymeadows Way
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: (904) 807-3300
Fax: (904) 448-4363
The complete project file includes
the DRAFT Permit, the application,
and the information submitted by
the responsible official, exclusive of
confidential records under Section
403.111, F.S. Interested persons may
contact Christopher L. Kirts, P.E., at
the above address, or call 904-807-
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COMMISSION OF STARKE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the proposed Ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be brought
up for FIRST READING Tuesday,
October 21, 2008, and SECOND
AND FINAL READING on Tuesday,
November 4, 2008, at the City
Commission Meeting commencing
at 7:00 p.m., at Starke City Hal,
209 North Thompson Street, Starke,
Florida. A copy of said Ordinance
may be inspected by any member
of the public at the Office of the City
Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida.
On the dates above-mentioned, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to this proposed
ORDINANCE NO. 2009-0602
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING
TO FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT
COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS
AND ASSIGNS, AN ELECTRIC
PROVISIONS AND CONDITIONS
RELATING THERETO, PROVIDING
FOR MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO THE
CITY OF STARKE, AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Linda W. Johns,
P.O. Drawer C
Starke, Florida 32091
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to the Florida Self Storage
Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-
83.809), Santa Fe Storage of Starke
will sell for CASH to the highest bidder
at 1630 N. Temple Avenue, Starke,
County of Bradford, Florida, at 12:00
p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008,
and continuing day to day thereafter
until sold, the household goods and
misc. contents of the following:
Unit #A015-Earnest D. Bolton, misc.
Unit #B010-Thomas Marston, Jr.,
Unit #B007-Ben Hawkins, misc.
Unit #G015-Terry Paul, misc items.
Unit #1038, Cecil Litton, misc. items
Unit #1043, Shannon Cox, misc.
Unit #K009, Carolyn Rowland, misc.
Unit #D007, George Seeley, misc.
Unit #D011, Cecil Litton, misc. items.
10/16 2tchg 10/23-BCT
AARP is offering its driver
safety program monthly classes
at a cost of $10. There are no
tests. The two-day, four-hour
classroom instruction refines
driving skills and develops
defensive driving techniques. The
three-year certificate qualifies
In addition to the above, pursuant
to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.)
Section 7661d(b)(2), any person
may petition the Administrator of
the EPA within 60 (sixty) days of
the expiration of the Administrator's
45 (forty-five) day review period as
established at 42 U.S.C. Section
7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance
of any Title V permit. Any petition
shall be based only on objections to
the Title V permit that were raised
with reasonable specificity during
the 30 (thirty) day public comment
period provided in this notice, unless
the petitioner demonstrates to the
Administrator of the EPA that it was
impracticable to raise such objections
within the comment period or unless
the grounds for such objection arose
after the comment period. Filing of a
Mighty Warriors chosen at Cassels
Mighty Warriors of the Month for September at Cassels Christian Academy were
chosen because they displayed the attitudes of "The Fruit of the Spirit" from Galatians
5: 22-23. Pictured are (from top, I-r) Assistant Principal Cassie Reddish, Tucker Murray,
Macy Fulgham, Taylor Crawford, Sponsor of the Month Jamie Clemons from Clemons
Field Services Inc., Te'von Lee, Cassidy Spratlin, Chase Little, Kade Sikes, Kaiti
Lawrence and Kyla Lawrence.
graduates for an auto insurance
Gainesville class dates will be
Oct. 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 17-18 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information and to
register, call (352) 333-3036.
Every year, 4.5 million lives
are saved in the U.S. and Canada
thanks to blood transfusions.
The group of patients whose
lives are saved stretch across
all demographics, races and
- Just three teaspoons of
blood can save a baby's life, so
imagine the impact that your
pint of donated blood can have.
LifeSouth and the community
of Lawtey invite you to be a
part of saving lives when they
team up to host a blood drive on
Saturday, Oct. 18. Look for the
bloodmobile near the fire station
between the hours of 9 a.m. and
"Seventeen percent of non-
donors say 'they never thought
about it,' as the main reason for
not giving," said Laura Bialeck,
donor recruiter for LifeSouth.
"We hope everyone will think
about saving lives and donate
blood at the community drive."
All who .donate will
a recognition item and a
screening. Donors must be
at least 16 years old, weigh
110 pounds.or more, and have
photo I.D. Sixteen-year-old
donors require written parental
consent. For more information
about becoming a donor or about
blood drives in your area, call
LifeSouth at (888) 795-2707 or
LifeSouth is the sole blood
supplier for 39 medical facilities
in 17 counties in North Central
Florida including Shands at UF,
the VA Medical Center, and
North Florida Regional Medical
Center. LifeSouth is a nonprofit,
volunteer blood center supplying
128 medical centers in Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.
The Starke recreation parks
on Edwards Road and Thomas
Street will be closed Friday,
Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 19,
for fertilization. No one will be
allowed to visit the parks during
this time. Thank you for your
Sign up for
at the library
The Bradford County Public
Library will offer free computer
classes to the public.Two different
classes will be offered-Internet
and basic computing.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 20,
the library will offer an Internet
for Beginners class. Classes will
be held Mondays from 10-11 a.m.
and 5:30-6:30 p.m. The class will
cover Internet security and how
to access the World Wide Web.
Also, beginning Thursday,
Oct. 23, the library will offer.
a Computer Basics class. This
class will cover the very basic
of computer skills, from how to
turn on the computer to more
difficult tasks that will be easy to
learn. These classes will be held
on Thursday from 10-11:00 a.m.
and 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Both classes will run for 4
Please call the library at (904)
368-3911 to sign up. Space is
Do you have a 3- or 4-year-old
child? Do you want you child to
be successful in school? Would
you like to spend 15 minutes
every day improving your child's
The HIPPY Program, or
Home Instruction for Parents
of Preschool Youngsters, can
provide you with school supplies,
lessons to teach your child, field
trips and meetings to learn new
ideas about parenting.
For more information, contact
the Rainbow Family Education
Center at (904) 966-6036.
It's^** a fact, yo can d btter at
October 16, 2008 TELEGRAPH Page 9A
Tyreshia and Taylor Arrcher were among the fortunate recipients of warm winter coats
donated by a number of sources. In all around 400 coats were collected and given
away. The Bradford County Ministerial Alliance with the help of First Christian Church,
First United Methodist Church, Madison Street Baptist Church, Grace Community
Fellowship, Church of God by Faith, True Vine Ministries, Ebenezer Baptist Church,
Rock Primitive Baptist Church, Hold On to Your Faith, Kiwanis Action Kids, The Arc of
Bradford County, Starke Woman's Club, Garfield Cleaners, Eric's Spin Class, WEAG,
'and Bradford County Telegraph were among the contributing churches, businesses
The Kiwanis Aktion Club from The Arc of Bradford County volunteered to help out with
the coat drive. Members pictured above Include (I-r) HeidI Jones, Joshua Adkins, Mike
Deyot, Missie Corbett and Chris Ballence. Pictured in back Is their advisor, Tiandra,
Lee, and Pastor Steve Hayes of the Bradford Ministerial Alliance who helped organize
the coat collection.
set for Qct. 20
All state and local candi-
dates have been invited to par-
ticipate in a Candidates' Forum
Monday, Oct. 20, at the An-
drews Center Cultural Build-
ing of Santa Fe College in
downtown Starke from 7-8 p.m.
This event will be broad-
cast live on WEAG' FM and
AM radio stations. Ben Barks-
dale will be the moderator.
.Each candidate will give a
b'ief !presentation and questions
will be asked of the candidates.
A :ipmmittee is writing and re-
ce,tyng questions in advance.
Questions will be accepted
frdi flieh audience only before
or at thebeginning of the forum.
Al;,qtiestions will be screened
byl.'libbmmittee. Questions may
be ft at the Andrews Center inr
Ju .,lBecker's box or with any
ofijth their people listed below.
"i general election is Tues-
day'j Nov. 4. Early voting
wliljbiegin Monday, Oct. 20,
fo ;'taite and county officials.
The Candidates' Forum is
co tinsored by the Bradford
Defi6cratic Executive Com-
mittee-Judy Becker, chair; the
Bri'3b4d: Republican Executive
CcdAt ittee-David Dodge, chair;
th l!iradford Education Asso-
cidatio -Jdy Dukes, president;
anditie Bradford Chapter of'the
NAAC(I'-Isaiah Branton, chair.
Refreshments will he
served in the gazebo at tile
conclusion of the forum, desk the next time they drop by.
game on at
- On Saturday, Oct. 25, Brad-
ford County Public Library is
holding its first-ever gaming
event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With at least 4 Xbox-360s, 2
PS3s, and a Nintendo Wii, the
library will make some excel-
lent use of technology thanks
to a partnership with Aaron's
Rent-to-own and Movie Gallery.
There will be games for all
ages at this free event (no ma-
ture-rated games). This will
be a monthly event, brought to
you by the library. For more in-
formation, call (904) 368;3911.
Bradford County Pub-
lic Library will have games,
toys and prizes at this year's
Great Pumpkin Escape, set
for Saturday, Oct. 25, from
5-9 p.m. in downtown Starke.
The library is short of candy.
however, and is humbly ask-
ing those who have an over-
abundance of wrapped Hal-
loween candy to dispense of
their treats at the circulation
meets Oct. 20
The Pleasant Grove Action
Groupwill I have its regularmonth-
ly meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, at
7 p.m. in the annex of the Pleasant
Grove United Methodist Church.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Ready to quit?
A new Quit Smoking Now class
will be held each Monday, Oct. 20
to Nov. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the
Bradford County Public Library.
This free class offers group
support, to stop smoking and
other tobacco use. Free nicotine
replacement patches are avail-
able to participants along with
tips to help you quit and infor-
mation on living a healthier life.
To register, call the Brad-
ford County Health 'De-
partment (904) 964-7732.
Get ready for the Great Pump-
kin Escape and win the first
ever Bradford Farmers Market
Halloween Costume Contest.
Show off your winning cos-
tume at the market on Saturday,
Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. until noon
and get your picture taken un-
der the big yellow umbrella.
At the end of the market day,
all the vendors present will re-
view the costumes and vote
for the most creative costume.
The prize is a reusable canvas
Bradford Farmers Market tote
bag loaded with fun and goodies.
What's in season: persim-
mons, ,lemons, sweet pota-
toes, turnips, collards, hot
peppers and much more.
Come support the local econ-
omy, save gasoline and have
fun seeing your friends and
neighbors at the market every
Saturday from 8 until noon,
October through June, at the
Bradford Health Department on
U.S. 301 North between Beck
Chevrolet and the Bradford Mo-
tel. (Follow the yellow signs.)
For more information on
the market or becoming a
vendor, visit www. brad-
VFW Post 1016 and the La-
dies Auxiliary will meet at 7
p.m. tonight, Thursday, Oct. 16.
The post home is located at 250
N. Bay St. Spaghetti dinners will
be offered by the Auxiliary at
6:30 p.m. Donate a can of fruit
or $1 for "Wounded Warrior."
They hopes to raise $50 for a
transition backpack for injured
soldiers entering Walter Reed.
held for pantry
The GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) 4-H club collected
canned goods for the Bradford County Food Pantry, one
of the groups many service projects for the year. The
Food Pantry is in great need because of the low stock
and the large number of people who need assistance.
Right now, the pantry Is only able to provide one bag
of food per family no matter how many people are In
the family. With this in mind, Starke Elementary fifth-
grader and GRITS member Savannah Trantham (pictured
above) asked Principal Christine Reddish If she could
hold a food drive at the school. Savannah immediately
started putting a box together, hanging up flyers and
goal posters. The goal for the school was set at 100
pounds, but students were able to donate nearly twice
that amount. Thanks to all who participated. Classroom
winners were Ms. Dunn's class (first), Mrs. Harrell's
class (second) and Ms. Donna Greene's class.(thlrd).
Outstanding staff contribution recognition went to the
food service workers. To help the Food Pantry, contact
Pastor Steve Hayes at (904) 964-6100.
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October 16, 2008
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'03 ECHO TOYOTA 100K
MILES, GOOD CONDI-
TION. 36mpg, 4dr, 352-
2004 32' CEDAR CREEK
FIFTH WHEEL -2 slides,
rear kitchen and lots of
storage. Excellent condi-
tion; $17,500. Call 904-
219-9365 or 904-782-
2004 25' MAJESTIC MO-
TOR HOME. Must see
to appreciate. Completely
loaded with generator.
Sleens 6. $25K OBO.
Sales 6 Service
Nice selection of
Starting at $165'
Or RENTAL PROPERTY
355 N Temple Ave Starke
in a down Real
Estate Market... It
may take a little
longer to find a
buyer... Hang in
In Melrose, Starke,
Keystone, Lawtey, Lake
Butler, Raiford, Hampton,
Brooker, Graham, Lulu, and
Call 352-473-4071 or
Land for Sale
PRICED FOR QUICK SALE
1.75 ACRES, BEAU-
TIFUL HIGH AND DRY
PASTURE LAND. Mobile
homes and horses al-
lowed. Asking $25K. Call
Marlena Palmer at Smith
& Smith Realty, 904-422-
0470 or 904-964-9222,
AREA 1 1/2 acres to 4
acre lots with pond and
river. Granddaddy oaks
and rolling hills. Call 386-
496-0683 or 352-284-
FICES at 417 West Call
Street for lease. Ideal for
medical, legal, account-
ing or business offices.
$350 including utilities
and taxes, or all 4 offices
for $290 each plus utilities
and taxes. Call 352-275-
8531 today for a walk
SPACE FOR RENT -
3,000 SQ FT OR 6,000
SQ FT. Bradford Indus-
trial Park. $1,000 for
eah bay, Srpt' &.SS Mh
R 9 4ty ,-99 964-9222'. ...
Homes for Sale
3BR/1BA, 684 Epperson
St. Starke, $55,500. Call
2BR/1BA 696 Epperson
St. Starke, $49,500. Call
$69,900 3/2 WITH APPLI-
ANCES BUILT ON YOUR
LOT Go to www.dugard-
construction.com or call
LAND AND HOME
3/2. Financing av
to qualified buyer
closing cost or
low down paymer
BRAND NEW 1369
A/C, skirting and s
installed. $52K, c
BRAND NEW 4/2, 2
A/C, skirting and s
BRAND NEW 4/2, 15
A/C, skirting and s
SALE Own yol
home From $
nancing. For mor
nation, call Hiddi
Mobile Home P
details, call Hidde
Mobile Home Par
HOME- 3/2, $5K
Outside in good
TIRED OF ALL TH
TRAS THAT YOU
know about or
plan for? Then I
2009 28x80 for $
or my 28'W 200
for $47,700. In
permits, well, sep
power pole, all ho
set-up, A/C, skirti
steps. No impa
included. Call B
Lynn at 386-344-3
NO MONEY DOWN
FINANCING for ve
Smith & Smith Realty
(904) 964-6708 or
(352) 235-1131 cell
* 2BR/IBA, Corner of Oak St. & North St., in
Starke, Remodeled REDUCED.....$59,500
* 3BR/IBA on Orange Street, Hardwood
Floors & Above-ground Pool. Seller will
pay up to $1500 of Buyer's Closing Cost.....
* 1.25 Acres fb1.t NE. 12th Ave &
171st Streese . ......... $18,000
* 2 Wooded Acres Just Off Griffis Loop
STwo 1-Aqg ir y'of Starke
Each .......iSB@O .... ........ $17,000
S3BR/2BA DWMH 2052 sq.ft., on I acre off
S.R,16 E. Starke MUST SELL $99,500
* New Home on Raiford Rd. 3 BR/2 BA,
1212 sq. ft. Starke ............. $147,600
* New Home on Raiford Rd. 3 BR/2 BA
1246 sq. ft. Starke...................... $150,300
SPECIAL RENTAL 2 & 3
BR OR LAKEFRONT 2/2.
Deposit required. Call
678-438-6828 or 678-
ONE MONTH FREE. 2,
3 AND 4BR starting at
$579. W/D hook-ups,
fitness center, computer
room, pool. Pets wel-
come. Whispering Oaks
2 AND 3 BR mobile
homes. $400/mth and
up. Rent includes pool,
garbage, yard and home
maintenance. Call 386-
2/1 LAKEVIEW HOUSE
$525/mth plus electric.
Also, studio apartment,
utilities included. $400/
mth. Both first and secu-
rity. Call 352-473-2919.
2/2 FOR RENT SERVICE
ANIMALS ONLY, NO
SMOKING, credit report
required. $950/mth plus
security. 525 Hebron
Ave., Park of the Palms,
Keystone Heights. Call
2/1 HOUSE WITH FENCED
YARD AND A/C on St.
Clair St. $450/mth plus
deposit and security. Ser-
vice animals only. Call
Joan at 904-964-4303.
2/1 WITH CH/A, VERY
NICE, ONE MILE from
Super WalMart in Starke.
Washer and dryer includ-
ed. Call 386-562-3408.
LARGE 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE
WITH STOVE, REFRIG-
ERATOR and dishwasher
on large lot. 107 Camp-
bells Lane, downtown
Melrose. $650/mth plus
* 1/1 Mobile Home w/lake access $450/mo &
* 2/1 Triplex w/lake access. $500/mo & security
* 2/1 Cottage on Lake Geneva. $595/mo &
* 1/1 Home on Brooklyn Lake $600/mo &
* 1/1 Apartment including all utilities -
unfurnished in Melrose area $650/mo & security
* 3/2 MH in Hampton $675/mo & security.
* 3/2 Home in Melrose, Clay County $850/mo &
* 3/1.5 Home in Keystone $900/mo & security
* 2/1 Cottage in /Earleton $925/mo & security.
*4/2.5 Home on Bedford Lake $950/mo &
* 3/2 Home on Lake-a-wana $995/mo & security
* 2/2 Home on Swisher Lake $1,100/mo &
.4/3 on Lake Santa Fe $1,500/mo & security.
CB Isamc Rel
$600/dep. Call 352-475-
5533 or 352-226-9220.
BRADFORD ST., STARKE
3/2 CLOSE TO STARKE
SCHOOLS. New heat
pump, new windows,
carpet and wood floors.
Family safe neighbor-
hood. Big, open back
yard for privacy. First, last
and deposit. $750 each,
references required. Call
PLUS $900 DEPOSIT.
Service animals only. Call
KEYSTONE RENTAL- 3/2.
$750/mth rent plus $800
deposit. Trash and pest
control included, service
animals only. Call 352-
KEYSTONE RENTAL 3/1
$750/mth plus $800
security deposit. Trash
and pest control Included,
service animals only. Call
STARKE AREA- 3/2 LAKE-
HOUSE Very modern,
clean, CH/A, secluded.
Many amenities. $1,100/
mth, call 904-964-4005.
HOUSE FOR RENT 3/1.5
ON 3 ACRES. Hwy 16
NW. $950/mth, first, last
and $950/dep. Call 904-
1/1 WITH DEN, KITCHEN
AND ELECTRIC A/C,
cable TV, front and side
porch. $600/mth, call
3/1 WITH HEAT AND
AIR, stove and refrigera-
tor furnished. $575/mth,
$400/dep. Call 386-496-
HOME FOR RENT Key-
stone Heights. Newer 3/2
VAfinancing and 100%for
S land owners. FHA loans.
Call 352-378-2453, Bruce
or Lynn at Gene, Jim and
Roy's Westgate Homes.
50 years in business.
HOME BUYERS. Homes
of Merit, Town Homes,
Live Oak homes. Do
not buy any of the above
homes without calling
352-378-2453, ask for
ty Bruce or Lynn. Guar-
anteed lowest prices in
SUPER BUY NEW 2008
3/216X80 SET-UP AND
er DELIVERY. $29,942, ap-
pliances included. Call
Bruce or Lynn at 352-
HOME FOR SALE 4/2,
2,100 sq ft with split floor
plan on 1.25 acres, Law-
tey. Wheelchair acces-
sible, partial fencing, 2
12k20 sheds and 2 car-
ports. Asking $135K. Call
Chris at 904-710-1262.
1983 DWMH, 2/2, NEWLY
OBO. You move. Call
3/2 WITH NEW METAL
ROOF, real cedar log
siding, ceramic tile show-
Iwith ers and floor. Will sell
ling. for $20K. Call Marlon at
I an'y 2,100+ S FT DELIVERED
AND SET-UP with A/C
.f ; (only 1): Will sell for
$53,900. Call Marlon at
E FOR 386-590-0971.
MAN 4/2 ORDERED TO YOUR
e area, COLORS AND SPECS.
available Factory promotion.
er. No $39,995. Call Marion at
it. Call 3/2, HAD TO MOVE FOR
JOB TRANSFER. Will
sell for $28,500. Call Mar-
ies Ion, 386-590-0971.
so FT For Rent
set-up, FOR LEASE (OR SALE)
steps all KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
all904- MOBILE HOME 2/1
on one acre fenced tot,
280 SO paved road. Close to
set-up, town. First, last and se-
steps all curity. $500/mth, call
0. Call 352-475-3094.
4 FURNISHED ROOMS FOR
RENTI COMPLETE with
560 S CH/A, cable provided, all
Set-up, utilities paid! Central loca-
teps, all tion. 10% discount on first
0. Call month's rent for senior cit-
SF izens. Rooms with private
-S FOR bath, $115 $135. /wk.
ir own Room without bath, $100.
bible fi- Laundry facilities avail-
e Infor- able. Close to churches,
en Oak stores, downtown shop-
'ark at ping, theatre, and morel
See Manager at the Mag-
ENTS "nolia Hotel, across from
M-. r the Starke Post Office.
n Oas 904-964-4303.
n WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom
rk. 386- MH, clean, close to prison.
2-468 FOR RENT.
iE EX- Economy Inn
buy my Low Daily & Weekly Rates
68,700 Daily RmService
9 3BR Microwave-CableHBO
,tic and Refrigerator Local Phone
ok-ups, (904) 782-3332
k ~-.- i T
beautiful DW on large 1/3
acre lot with new carpet,
fully equipped kitchen,
$650/mth plus deposit.
2BR APARTMENT -
Downtown Starke. $450/
mth plus first, last and
security. Call 904-964-
2/1.5 MOBILE HOME
WITH FRONT SCREEN
PORCH AND UTILITY
ROOM. $500/mth, many
Sextras, senior discount.
'80 SINGLEWIDE IN KEY-
STONE, 2/2 ON WATER
(Deer Springs Lake).
$695/mth plus deposit.
2/2 MOBILE HOME WITH
LAWN SERVICE AND
PEST CONTROL. Nice
private area. Call for info,
mth, first and last plus
2/1 APARTMENT IN
MTH OBO. Nice neigh-
borhood near Shands,
Oaks Mall and downtown.
First and $500 security.
LEASE OR RENT TO OWN
CLEAN 2/1 SWMH on
75'x120' fenced lot close
to shopping in Starke.
Safe, quiet "all houses"
plus deposit. Senior dis-
count. Consider small
pet. Call 352-473-5214.
people in 4
MOBILE HOME 2/1 IN
COMMUNITY in Melrose.
Nice open layout. $450/
mth plus $400 security
deposit. Clean, criminal
history required. Call
2/1 HOME ON WOODED
LOT $500/mth plus
$250/dep. Call 352-473-
0267, leave message.
STARKE 2/1 SINGLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME, CH/A.
$425/mth plus deposit.
STARKE 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE
WITH CH/A. $600/mth
plus deposit. Call 352-
2/1 IN RAIFORD ON CR229.
$500/MTH, FIRST AND
LAST plus $500/dep. Call
386-431-1917 or 904-
KEYSTONE MOBILE HOME
3/2, 2,300 SQ FT with.
washer, dryer, and dish-
washer: $800/mth plus
$500 security deposit.
Credit report required.
Service animals only. Ad-
jacent to bike trail. Call
FOR RENT 3/1 HOUSE
IN STARKE NEAR
$400/dep. Call 904-964-
3/1.5 HOUSE IN KEY-
STONE HEIGHTS on
Lake Geneva. Living
room with fireplace, CH/A,
free water, septic and out-
side mowing. $700/mth,
first, last and security.
FOUND: SHORT LEG TRI-
COLOR DOG near Wain-
wright Park. Call Kevin
at 904-364-6011 or Noele
at 904-769-1529, or eve-
nings at 904-368-9784,
DOG TAGS DOG TAGS -
DOG TAGS! Buy them at
the Office Shop in Starke
on Call St. Only $4.75,
including postage. Many
colors, shapes and styles
to choose from. Call
904-964-5764 for more
COLBY BRINDLE PUPS 7
WEEKS OLD. $75 each,
FREE KITTENS LONG
HAIR, GRAY. Litter box
trained, males and fe-
males. Call 352-213-
SHIHTZU AND DACHS-
HUND MIX PUPPIES,
$150. Chihuahua and
Dachshund mix puppies,
$150. 40-45 chickens and
rooster also for sale. Also,
full blooded Siamese kit-
tens, $100 each. Male
and female, parents on
premises. Call 386-431-
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
8:30AM-? 13380 SE
CR100A on Griffis Loop
across from Grace Baptist
Prices are down!
Sellers are motivated!
There are good banks and mortgage companies
making attractive loans!
We can help-you find the right home or land and
financing. Call Today for more information. It's
confidential and there's no obligation or fee!
:3BR/2BA Newly KINGSLEY LAKE LOT ready
SJZ. Nfor your new home-boat house
renovated for rent $800 and dock in great condition,
i. (Broker/Owner) ready to usel $575,000
.Owner w H consider terms
Faulkner Realty, Inc.
Susan Faulkner-O'Neal, Broker
405 W. Georgia St. Starke
WEi LDILLIN *
QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964
STATE UCENSE #1305
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2, 3 and 4 Bedrooms
Starting at $579.00/Mo.
W/D hook-ups Pool
*Computer Room Fitness Center*
Walking Distance to School
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& Vacation Properties for Rent in the
Keystone, Melrose, Starke,
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Read our Classifieds on the
World Wide Web
Where one call
does i all
Church. Huge multi fam-
Sily yard sale. Household,
kitchen, furniture, dryer,
electronics, DVDs, power
tools, all size clothing,
books, seasonal, CDs,
hardware, too much to
list. All priced low and
everything must go.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY,
8AM-2PM at Lawtey Ta-
tum Park. Lots of items.
18. COME EARLY, River
of Life Academy Church
across from Fairgrounds,
N301. Rain or shine, out
front or around back in-
side. Flea market sellers
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
Fall clean-out rum-
mage sale. October 17,
2008, 8am-? 13393 SE
CR100A, Griffis Loop.
Anything in bag, $3.
18, 8AM-2PM, MORGAN
RD. Adult and children's
clothes, furniture, com-
pound bows, wedding
dress size 2, car seats,
BIG YARD SALE ALSO,
PEAS FOR SALE (u-
pick). West on SR16,
turn on CR233, 2nd house
behind Kangaroo store.
October 15, 16, 17 and
ANNUAL YARD SALE -
SATURDAY, 10/18, 9am-
? 6 miles west of Starke
on CR229. Men, women,
children and baby clothes,
jewelry, baby items, sea-
sonal decorations, house-
hold items, small appli-
ances, cookbooks and
YARD SALE FRIDAY AND
Furniture, TV, refrigerator
and more. 16W to 225E,
second house on left.
NO FALL FESTIVAL? NO
PROBLEM. Annual col-
lectible and yard sale
on Historic Walnut St.
Saturday, October 18,
8am-? 436 N. Walnut
HOUSE. 3390 NW 182nd
St. Friday, October 17,
10am-3pm and Saturday,
October 18, 9am-2pm.
Everything must go in-
cluding the house. Tools,
furniture, misc. household
TOYS, CLOTHES, GUITAR
WITH CASEAND STAND,
baby items, etc. Friday
and Saturday, 8am-? 307
South Church St.
MOVING SALE- OCTOBER
17 AND 18, 9AM-? 5587
SE 7th Ave, Keystone
Heights. Antique furniture
and stove, refrigerators,
electric fireplace, col-
lectibles, arts and crafts
items, many Christmas
items, air compressor,
Roto tiller, lawn sweeper,
sprayer, leaf whacker and
many more items. Ev-
erything priced to sell.
For more info, call 352-
SATURDAY ONLY, 9AM-
4PM. 5451 CR 352, fol-
low signs. Cedar chest,
push plow, clothes, Avon,
collectibles, and misc.
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE
SATURDAY AND SUN-
DAY, October 18th and
19th, 8am-? Dryer, stove,
children's clothes, furni-
ture, like new mattresses,
bed, toys. 5717 N Crater
4 FAMILY YARD SALE -
KEYSTONE GOLF CLUB
ESTATES. SE 5th Ave,
look for signs. Satur-
day, 7:30am-? Exercise
equipment, cast iron, uni-
forms, pressure cooker,
YARD SALE FRIDAY,
some Christmas items,
misc. clothes. 4123 SE
2nd Ave., Keystone Club
BIG SALE LOW PRICES.
Multi family garage sale,
Friday, 9am-6pm and Sat-
urday, 9am-3pm. From
Hwy 100, travel 1 1/4
mile south on SR21 to
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Brooker woman collects laurels as competitive horse-carriage driver
BY ARNIE HARRIS
Telegraph Staff Writer
Marjas Becker of Brooker said
she had been brought up among
:horses, being the daughter of
parents who raised Arabians of
In the early stages of her
equestrian pursuits, Becker said
she rode the horses themselves,
competing in a number of
different events up through the
It was only upon meeting her
late husband, who drove horse
and carriage "style, that she
developed a love for that area of
horsemanship, she said.
That was some 20 years ago,
In the ensuing years, Becker
has distinguished herself, along
with her horse, Capodimonte
(or Monty), named as reserve
national champion carriage
driving horse; six time region 12
champion in carriage driving; the
marathon and cones," Becker
Dressage, explained Becker,
means the exhibition of the horse's
natural athletic ability and how
well it performs in response to
the driver's instructions at three
The marathon, the most
exciting and harrowing of 'the
events, involves the horse,
carriage driver and navigator
making their way through a
series of up to eight "hazards"
and maze-like course up to
22 kilometers, including very
narrow pathways and hairpin
turns at a variety of speeds as
required by the judges. In the
marathon phase, the competitor
is judged both on speed and the
agility with which they negotiate
The navigator, who stands on
the back of the carriage, helps
the driver stabilize the carriage
around fast and tight turns by
* r -;
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Marjas Becker and Capodimonte (Monty)
leaning from side to side. The
navigator also helps with timing
Becker's navigator, Judy
Martino, a retired nurse from
Newberry,joined up with Becker
about a year ago. They met under
the auspices of Florida Whips
Inc., a statewide equine driving
organization offering clinics,
pleasure drives, competitions
and picnics. Martino is an editor
of the organization's newsletter,
which comes out 10 months a
When not acting as navigator,
or" "gator', Martino acts as a
groom, which basically entails
her sitting alongside the driver in
events such as the dressage and
cones. In that capacity, she 'is not
allowed to speak to, or signal
the driver in any way.
The cones event, a test of
accuracy and driver precision,
assesses the driver's ability to
negotiate, slalom-style, a course
of up to 20 gates, marked by pairs
of cones with a ball balanced on
he the top.
The obstacle cones are set at
only a'few centimeters wider
than the carriage's wheels. The
driver is penalized or awarded
points, depending on how many
balls on the cones are knocked
off, or how many are cleared and
left where they are at the speed
In addition to her many
competitive successes, Becker
also trains and shows driving
horses and ponies, and gives
She holds a clinic every
Wednesday in Fort White, as
well as at her farm, or at students'
At Santa Fe College, she has
been teaching carriage driving
as a continuing education-course
for the past nine years .. -
-Becker's daughter works as
a pharmacist at the Veterans
Administration in Gainesville
and is the mother of Becker's
As for the future., Becker said
she has high hopes for her next
show horses, Roman Holiday and
Colosseum, Romanesque's sons.
"I have hopes that we can
have great success at the next
international competition,. to
-be held in Rome in 2010', said
Anyone interested in receiving
instruction from Becker iq
carriage driving, can contact her
at (352) 485-1624.
Need a ride?
If you are receiving any form
of public assistance and need
help with your travel needs, call
CISTO to see if you qualify for
free transportation. Call (904)
364-8598 or (904) 964-7776.
Becker driving Monty In New Jersey at the FEI Selection Trial. Judy Martino Is on the
Back as navigator (gator).
Florida Open Pleasure Driving
Championship; and being an
alternate to the International
Equestrian Federation iWorld
ChampionShip Singles Team (the
International Competition, which
was recently held in Poland.
Another of her horses, a grey
mare, Romanesque, is a three-
time silver medalist in the
American Warmblood Society,
and was also short-listed for
world championships (the term
"warmblood" distinguishes these
horses from "cold bloods"-such -
as draft horses, and "hot bloods,"
such as thoroughbreds and
Becker also proudly pointed'
out that Romanesque earned
the accolade of having a model
made of her by Breyer Company,
which is the prestigious maker
of collectible horse likenesses
"The three types of driving are,
breed shows, pleasure driving and
combined driving events-this
latter, in turn, is subdivided into
three event categories: dressage,
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Which candidate has the experience or education to exercise inde-
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Dan Sikes has served with honor and distinction all levels of gov-
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concern to the reaction of special interest power brokers.
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News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region area
1 team, 3 individuals advance to regional golf finals
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff 'Writer
Bradford, Keystone Heights
and Union County high
schools will once again have
representation in regional golf
tournaments after their
performances in Oct. 13
The Keystone girls' golf
team finished as District 5-A
runner-up for the second
straight year, finishing with a
score of 458. Fernandina
Beach won the tournament,
which was played in Green
Cove Springs, with a score of
DarbyAnn Roberts led the
Indians. She improved her
score from last year's district
tournament by 24 strokes,
finishing this year with a score
of 105, which put her in eighth
Also, Karleigh Smoak shot a
111, Ashleigh Hampton 119
and Katie Sue Strassberger
Keystone will compete in
the Region 2 tournament at
Turkey Creek Golf and
Country Club Monday, Oct.
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Boys' golfers Barrett Coopei
of Bradford and Kris
Bracewell of Union County
each qualified for regional play
for the second straight year by
finishing tied for second with a
score of 84 in the District 4-A
tournament in Lake City.
"We're always tying each
other," Cooper said, referring
to the fact that he and
Bracewell also finished -with
the same score in last year's
Bracewell will be joined at
the Region 2 tournament,
which will be held at Windsor
Parke Golf Course,. by
teammate Tyler Hamilton.
Hamilton, a fellow senior, shot
This is the third straight year
Union will be represented in
the regional tournament and
the second straight year two
team members have advanced.
Coach Duke Emerson said the
ultimate goal is to have the
entire team qualify, but he
admitted, "It's still mighty
special (to have individuals
Emerson said Hamilton shot
one of his better rounds of the
season at the district
tournament, while Bracewell
simply continued his
"He's just got a solid game
all the way through," Emerson
said of Bracewell.
Bracewell shot a nine-hole
average of 41 this season to
lead! the Tigers. Cooper,
likewise, led his team, with
scores ranging from 38 to 41.
"He did a great job all year
long," Bradford coach Daniel
Davis said of Cooper.
Though he's thrilled about
the opportunity to try to
qualify for the state
tournament, Cooper said it was
a shame he could not be joined
by his team at the regional
tournament. Bradford, which
compiled an 8-1 regular-
season record, just missed out
The girls' golf team at Keystone Heights High School finished as district runner-up
for the second straight year. Pictured are: (front, I-r) Jackie Bryant, Luci Montford,
Kayla Grantham, Erika Dingman, Emily Frampton, (middle, I-r) Nichole Yount, Katie
Sue Strassberger, Carson Draney, Taylor Mattson, LeNora Covington, (back, I-r)
Sierra Brown, Heather Wall, Karleigh Smoak, DarbyAnn Roberts, Ashleigh
Hampton and Annalise McGhghy.
on qualifying. The Tornadoes
finished in a three-way tie for
third place. A one-hole playoff
was used to determine who
would advance. Santa Fe
earned the right with a plus-
one on the extra hole, while
Bradford and Suwannee were
It was an admirable effort,
Davis said. The team was
down by 10 strokes after the
front nine, but climbed back
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Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Colston
wed June 7
Crystal Lesesne Smith and
Jesse Ross Colston were united
in marriage Saturday, June 7,
2008, at 6 p.m. in a beautiful
beach ceremony in the sand on
Anna Maria Island. The
Reverend Glynn Ferguson of
The bride is the daughter of
Helen Lesesne Dates of
Bradenton and Kevin Smith of
Indianapolis, Ind. The parents
of the groom are Kim Sorrells
of St. Petersburg and Curt
Colston of Starke.
Grandparents of the bride
are Mary Helen Sinclair and
George Lesesne of Columbia,
S.C. and Gordon and Dorothy
Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.
Grandparents of the groom
are Joyce Sorrells of
..... Jacksonville; Raymond and
Mary Sorrells of Lawtey and
Bert and Harold Colston of
The bride was dressed in a
gown by Maggie Sottero. The
featured a sweetheart neckline
and spaghetti straps.
Chantilly lace, bugle beads,
seed beads, glass beads,, and
sequins which ornamented the
Cassie Pozzuoli and Misty
Flannagan were co-maids of
honor. Best man was John
Myers and Christian Smith
was the groomsman. Flower
girl was Jordan Baker, cousin
of the bride. Ring bearer was
Hayden Burtch, nephew of the
A rehearsal dinner, given by
the groom's parents, was held
at The Sunhouse Restaurant on
Anna Maria Island.
Immediately following the
wedding ceremony, a dinner
and reception, hosted by the
bride's mother, was held at a
private beach house adjacent to
the ceremony location.
The bride is a graduate of
Southeast High School in
Bradenton, receiving her
undergraduate degree in
Zoology from the University
of Florida. In May, she
received her doctorate from the
University of Florida College
of Pharmacy. She is currently
employed as a pharmacist at
The groom graduated from
Bradford High School and the
University of Florida College
of Engineering. He is a design
engineer with Johnson
Following a honeymoon,
which was spent on Montego
Bay in Jamaica, the couple
resides in Jacksonville.
Dezeree Clark and
Gregory Hill Jr.
to wed Oct. 18
Dezeree Clark of Lawtey,
daughter of Vivian Clark of
Lawtey and Timothy Clark of
Gainesville, and Gregory Hill
Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, son of
the late Susan Hill and
Gregory Hill Sr., announce
their upcoming marriage.
The event will take place
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at
5:30 p.m in True Vine
Ministries, 422 St. Clair St. All
friends and family member are
invited to attend.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Florida State University and
is employed as a occupational
specialist with the Bradford
County School Board.
The groom-elect is a student
at Florida A&M University.
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upcoming marriage, set for
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of ILamar and Terry
Anderson of Lawtey. She is a
graduate of Bradford High
School and is employed by
Shands Medical Group. Ms.
Anderson is also a member of
Madison Street Baptist
The groom-to-be is the son
of Carl Mitchell Jr. and Debra
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He is a graduate of Keystone
Heights High School and is
employed by West Fraser.
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a reception following at the
Starke Golf and Country Club
at 6:30 p.m. All friends and
family members are invited to
attend the reception.
Following the wedding, the
couple will reside in Lawtey.
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be hosting a free monster-truck
event at the Bradford County
Fairgrounds Saturday and
Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at 7 p.m.
The event, referred to as an
motorsports event, is designed
to encourage community unity,
provide free family
entertainment and share the
message of salvation. Gates
open at 5 p.m. Seating is
limited, but people will be
allowed to bring lawn chairs.
As a faith-based
organization, Monsters on a
Mission is looking for the
support of businesses and
churches. Joey Stathas of
Monsters on a Mission said
members of churches, for
example, can help with
parking, etc. It's a way, Stathas
said, of churches of different
denominations to work
together toward a common
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with this event or would like to
learn more about Monsters on
a Mission, please call Joey
Stathas or Melissa Stathas at
(352) 812-3024. You may also
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Aaron and Kaci Tetstone
announce the birth of their son,
Brady Aaron Tetstone, born
Sept. 21, 2008, at 10:05 p.m.
He weighed 10 pounds and
was 22 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Danny- and Denise Anderson
of Lake Butler. Maternal great-
grandparents are Ted and Lila
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LEFT: Jaydin Alvarez
ABOVE: Dustin Homer Jr.
Families give birth to cousins,
Aug. 29 and Sept. 9
Billy Alvarez and Brittany
Durrance of Keystone Heights
announce the birth of their
daughter, Jaydin Summer
Alvarz, born Sept. 9, 2008, in
Gainesville. Jaydin weighed 8
pounds and 7 ounces and was
21 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Wendell and Patty Durrance of
Gainesville and Howard
Durrance, of Gainesville and
Alene and Billy Mosley of
Paternal grandparents are
Tracie and Shawn Brown of
Keystone Heights and Randy
Alvarez of Starke. Paternal
great grandparents are Don and
Dot Denton of Keystone
Heights and Owen and' Julia
Alvarez of Starke.
Dustin Ziek Homer Sr. and
Tamara Lynn Waters of
Keystone Heights announce
the birth of their son, Dustin
Ziek Homer Jr., born Aug. 29,
2008, in Gainesville. He
weighed 6 pounds and 14
ounces and was 191/2 inches
Maternal grandparents are
Kenneth and Mary Waters Sr.
Paternal grandparents are
Tammy Denton of Keystone
Heights and Ronnie Homer of
Jacksonville. Paternal great-
grandparents are Don 'and Dot
Denton, also of Keystone
Jaydin Alvarez and Dustin
Homer are second cousins.
A Celebration of Praise
with Grace Praise Band and Special Guest
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Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 pm
Grace Community Fellowship
Located approx. one mile east of Starke on Hwy 16.
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Descendents of Westberry
Griffis (1835-1905) and
successive wives, Penny
Padgett Griffis, Eliza
Wilkerson Griffis and Laura
Blitch Griffis, will hold a
family reunion Saturday, Oct.
18, 2008, at Evergreen Baptist
Church, Hwy. 125, Lawtey,
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please bring a covered dish.
Tea, ice, plates and utensils
will be provided.
Any questions, contact
Dorothy Griffis Lindsey, 386-
842-5007, or Norma Redding,
The Starke Woman's Club
will sponsor a Food Pantry
food raiser November 8 at 6
p.m. at the Clubhouse.
Bring five food items for the
Food Pantry and enjoy some
great entertainment. Musical
participants include Ginny and
Megan Starnes, Charlee
Munford, the Martin girls,
Jessie Mae Berry group and
Joyful Noise Msakers, plus
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Are you interested in
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prowess? If so, you have the
opportunity to do so while, at
the same time, helping the
Bradford County Education
The foundation presents a
new fundraiser when it hosts
an adult spelling bee March 7
at the Charley E. Johns
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which includes a meal. Each
team member may purchase a
$50 "bribe the judge" ticket,
which can be used when a
team wants to pass on a word.
(Additional bribe tickets will
be given away and auctioned
off by event sponsors.)
To register a team for the
event, or to learn more about
it, please contact Cheryl
Canova at (904) 964-5382.
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may also be obtained by seeing
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Starke electric provides city with
The Starke Electric Department
provides the city with a healthy financial
contribution each year that goes into
the general fund for use where needed.
The $900,000 transferred to city coffers
last year was a record transfer of funds,
but other years have been in the same
neighborhood, either lowering taxes or
enabling the city to provide services
that otherwise would be impossible.
Obviously, city officials are protective
of the utility, as they should be, and
pride themselves and former officials for
establishing and nurturing a department
that produces income.
Other city watchers may disagree,
but your correspondent credits former
Operations Manager Bill Weldon with
laying the groundwork for the fine
distribution system now in place within
the city, an effort continued by subsequent
managers. Operations Manager Ricky
Thompson is knowledgeable concerning
the electric department and patient
in answering questions by the less
informed, carefully explaining the $4
million upgrade that replaced hundreds
of transformers throughout the city, and
made changes to increase the system
voltage, reduce line loss and improve
Starke follows industry standards in
segregating customers into two categories
with differing rates: commercial and
residential. The city currently has
709 commercial and 2,055 residential
customers who were billed $661,249
and $388,249 respectively for the month
of September 2007. If it were a typical
month in the billing cycle, then the city
billed customers approximately $12.6
million for the year. Correspondingly,
the city paid power provider Florida
Municipal PowerAgency $65 million for
electric current. The difference between
the two figures represents the gross profit
realized by operation of the department,
reduced by the cost of operations.
Included in the cost of operations
are several factors, with salaries for
10 employees wholly paid from the
department and seven employees whose
salaries are pro-rated among several
departments, including the electric
department. Other expenses include line
loss, a cost of operations experienced
by all handlers of electricity, and.normal
non-capital outlay expenditures,including
vehicle upkeep, petroleum supplies,
replacement parts, etc. Transfers to the
general fund essentially represent the
department's net profit for the year.
In a little more than 100 years of
operation, the city has capital equipment
in excess of $9.2 million, with
accumulated depreciation of $6.3 million.
The city should have some equity in the
member-owned FMPA, but the amount
isn't carried on city books, nor was
the amount available to the Telegraph.
However, the city is burdened with a
tremendous liability FMPA accrued in
the construction of generating stations.
There is virtually no chance that Starke
will be called upon to pay any of the debt.,
but it remains a threat that keeps the city
Part three of three
from withdrawing from the agency. City
officials express no interest in severing the
relationship with FMPA, acknowledging
that electricity on the free market doesn't
provide the stability offered by FMPA,
and any price differential may disappear
at any given moment.
City Clerk Linda Johns says it is
her goal to see a reduction in electric
rates, more especially for commercial
accounts, but doesn't see it happening in
the immediate future with the volatility
of fuel costs.
Both Seminole Electric Cooperative
and FMPA own and operate multiple
generating stations, fueled with coal,
natural gas, fuel oil and nuclear power,
and sell. only to member organizations.
While prices fluctuate from month to
month, in all likelihood they charge their
customers similar amounts per kilowatt-
hour. Seminole's charge to Clay Electric
isn't known, but FMPA charged the city
of Starke .08459 per kWh ($84.59 per
1,000), including the fuel adjustment
Coal-fired generators produceelectricity
at the lowest cost per unit of any fuel on
the market other than hydroelectric power,
which is dependent on a water source
in quantities generally unavailable in
Florida, although two plants are operating
in the Florida panhandle. Solar power
and wind power are potential sources for
economical electricity, especially in the
southwest where cloudy days are rare
and in the prairie states where the wind
is constant. However, Florida residents
aren't situated to reap benefits from
either source, since electricity has too
much line loss when transmitted over
In the not-too-distant future,Amlericans
must embrace nuclear power, overcoming
their fears and concerns, and removing
the horrendous permitting procedures
that stifle progress. Nuclear energy is
safe, clean and sustainable, and at some
point will become the fuel of choice. Is it
just around the corner, or will it have to
await a crisis in energy?
This article doesn't in any wise
resolve Starke's problem of high-cost
electricity, but perhaps the citizenry can
better understand the root cause lurking
somewhere beyond our current reach.
Maybe commissioners should look for
other areas to reduce spending, allowing
the city to transfer a lesser amount to
the general fund. It may be time to
move beyond the pride of ownership
and let professionals in the field
provide electricity to the city. Lowering
commercial rates should become a priority
if Starke is to move forward because
doing nothing is a road to stagnation.
Henry Barrow Jr., director of member
and public relations for Clay Electric
Cooperative, Starke City Clerk Linda
Johns and Starke Director of Operations
Ricky Thompson contributed generously
in educating your correspondent in a field
he knows little about, and their efforts are
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I am writing in response to
recent articles published in the
Bradford County Telegraph
that raised questions about the
legitimacy of the Hampton
Veteran Memorial Fund and
the fundraising event on Oct. 4
at the Red Dog Saloon. It is
my hope that the Telegraph
will publish this reply since
there has been no opportunity
given to rebut the spurious
accusations in this matter.
Originally, a veteran's
monument was going to be
placed in Hampton City Park.
The Telegraph's Sept 25
article, written by Mark J.
Crawford, stated the city
council voted unanimously for
the monument not to be placed
on city property. It also stated
"any memorial project the city
undertakes will be funded
through the city."
It should be clear, the
monument that is being
purchased by the Hampton
Veteran Memorial Fund is not
being paid for' by the city of
Hampton, however, many
citizens of Hampton and folks
from out of town donated and
participated in the event on
Oct. 4, as well as many
veterans. One would hope that
since there is no more
confusion as to how thoefunds
were raised, who raised the
funds for the monument, and
where the funds are going,
everyone would join in the
effort for finding a beautiful
home for the monument since
the city appears to not want to
accept the donated monument.
One other clarification the
Red Dog Saloon would like to
make is the "beer-drinking
contest" that was quoted by
Mr. Hall and writer Mark J.
Crawford is grossly misstated
as there was no beer-drinking
contest at the Red Dog Saloon
on Oct. 4. On the contrary, it
was a very respectable family-
oriented event that was
successful in not only raising
funds for the monument, but
many folks donated blood
during a blood drive that was
also held that day.
The Red Dog Saloon would
like to thank all the folks in the
community as well as those
who came out for a fun-filled
day's event that included a
chili cook off contest, a
motorcycle run, live bands and
other festivities. The Red Dog
hosted the event that' was
coordinated by former
Hampton Mayor Jim Mitzel.
The event was held to help
raise money for the Hampton
Veterans Memorial Fund
established by Jim Mitzel. The
event at the Red Dog helped
collect donations for a
monument that honors Maj.,
Alan Rogers, a decorated
veteran with 20 years of
service. Major Rogers lost his
life by an IED in Baghdad in
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Continued from page 4B
January 2008. The monument
Snot only memorializes Maj.
Rogers who served in the
Henry A. Chandler, Jr.
There are no words. What can I
say? At last, his sweetsoul
winged its way to peace and
freedom in the sky where never
again will he suffer or cry. It's all
a part of God's great plan which
remains a mystery to man.
We cannot understand his ways,
nor can we count our earthly
days. But who are we to question
and doubt? God knoweth well
what He's about. He knew he
longed to go to sleep where only
angels a vigil keep. The pain of
living grew too great, no longer
could he stay and wait. He did
not want to lea ve those here
whom to him were so special and
dear but he finished his work
down here. So he closed his eyes
and when he awoke, there are the
words the Master spoke.
Welcome, my child, you're home
at last and now the burden of
living is past. So we weep not. He
has just gone ahead. Don't think
of him being dead. He's out of
sight for a little while, and you'll
certainly miss his touch and
smile. But you know he is safe in
the home above where there is
nothing but peace and love. And
surely, you would not deny peace
and you're glad that he has found
release. Think of him as a.soul set
free and home at last where he
wanted to be.
Your wife, Mattie; children,
grandchildren, brothers, sisters
and other family.
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United States Army, but it also
honors all veterans "who gave
their all for us" as it is written
on the monument. As a result
of the resounding community
support, $2,020 was raised via
the event at the Red Dog
Saloon and other charitable
In Loving Memory
Michelle Johns Lee
Oct. 31, 1973-Oct. 13, 2001
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We little knew that morning
God was going to call your
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
Forpart of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see yo,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken;
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by
The chain will link again.
You are sadly missed by your
mother, Pamela Keith Crouser,
and your children Madison,
Chandler and Kinley Michelle
as well as all of the rest of
yourfamily and many, many
contributions leading up to the
The Red Dog Saloon would
like to take a moment to clarify
some of the confusion
surrounding Oct. 4's event.
All of the money raised during
event has been paid to
Bonnie's Memorials in Starke
toward cost of $6,000 for the
monument. Another special
thanks to Miss Bonnic for
discounting the cost of this
monument in honor of all
veterans. While the Bradford
County Telegraph chose not to
run any information to support
the event, the Gainesville Sun
advertised the Oct. 4 event as
one of the top five things to do
over the weekend.
One last note is that the
monument is not fully paid for,
as there is a balance of $3,980
owed to Bonnie's Memorials
before the monument can be
placed for viewing. The Red
Dog is pledging to continue
efforts in fundraising to help
pay for the monument. If the
city of Hampton will not place
the monument in the park and
the county cannot find a home
for it, the Red Dog Saloon will
designate a section of its
property for the monument to
be placed that can be viewed
by passers by on Hwy 301.
The memorial will always be
well-maintained and accessible
to anyone who wants to stop in
and view it.
We would ask that any
donations the community
would like to make to help
accomplish this effort be paid
to BIonnie's Memorial located
at 120 F. South St., Starke, FLI
32091. Their number is (904)
964-6433. Please make checks
payable to Bonnie's Memorial
and specify on the check your
payment is for Hampton
Veterans Memorial Fund.
The Red Dog honors all
veterans, will always honor
veterans and continue to
support any efforts made by
the public to honor veterans.
Editor's note: A community
notice of the event was
published for several weeks in
the Telegraph. As with all such
announcements that are run at
no cost, their publication is
determined by the availability
of space and is not guaranteed.
Mr. Hardy will
Don Hardy, for so many
years the choral director at
Bradford High School, retires
this week. In his time, Mr.
Hardy, through his dynamic
personality and love of music,
created a chorus program that
achieved statewide recognition
for the school and Bradford
County. But his legacy goes
beyond those great
I've been in a unique
position to know Mr. Hardy
through several phases in my
life. I first met him when I was
a junior at BHS. I was a.
painfully shy, overweight kid
who had no idea what chorus
was much less that I might
have a talent for music. But
through Mr. Hardy's class and
his encouragement, I
discovered, maybe for the first
time, that I was good at
something-singing. As my
teacher, he opened the door on
a life and a slowly emerging
confidence that 1 might never
have known without him.
A few years later, I was
struggling through college and
going through some hard times
.personally when fate brought
us together again. I was
working at Wendy's when Don
just appeared one day (at the
drive-thru window) and asked
me to be part of a community
singing group he was forming.
Being involved with The
Bradford Repertoire Chorale
was a Godsend. No matter how
hard school or life seemed to
be at the time, the hours I spent
practicing and performing with
those special people gave me a
joy that helped keep me sane.
It was through my friend
Don's influence that I later got
involved with community
theatre, singing at weddings
and other events. Once again,
he had given me music to hold
After graduating from the
University of Florida, my first
teaching job was at BHS. The
truth is that new teachers are
rarely prepared for. the
overwhelming reality of the
classroom. So on the days I
thought I couldn't take the job
anymore, I'd stroll over to the
chorus room. Don had been
my teacher, my friend, and
was now a colleague. He
always took the time to talk,
tell me a joke, or give me just
the right piece of advice on
how to handle a situation. I
always walked back to my
classroom feeling better and
more capable than I had when
I left it.
It's written that, "every once
in awhile someone comes
along in your life who shows
you who you are and what you
can become. It's something
God takes care of." I've been
blessed to have had a few of
those people. Don Hardy is
one of them. No doubt there
are hundreds of former
students out there who feel the
same way. Yes, he's retiring,
but his legacy continues. The
joy, friendship and music that
he has given us over the years
will live in our hearts forever.
It's something that God took
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Ann Corbitt, 18, died Wednesday,
Oct. 8,2008, in Abilene, Kansas.
.Born in Alachua County, Ms.
Corbitt raised in Brooker and was
preceded in death by her maternal
grandmother Nancy Ann Sherwin
Survivors include her parents,
Robert and Patricia Corbitt of
Brooker; a brother, Robert Flynn
Corbitt III, 21 years of age, of
Brooker; a sister, Patricia Ann
Corbitt, 19 years of age, of Starke;
her paternal grandmother Cheryl
Griffis of Hampton; her paternal
grandfather Robert Corbitt of
Jacksonville; maternal grandfather
Russell Shevrin of Hampton and
her finance, Michael Mager, 23, of
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at
Archie Tanner Funeral Home with
burial in Dedan Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the care
of Archie' Tanner Funeral
S. Crawford, 82, of Keystone
Heights died Sunday, Oct. 12,
2008, at Haven Hospice, Robert's
Care Center in Palatka.
Born in Endicott, N.Y., Mrs.
Crawford was a lifelong resident
of Keystone Height and a member
of Laura Baptist Church in Starke.
She was a retired bookkeeper for
Keystone Egg and Pine Air Farms.
Survivors include a son Gerald
Sheets of Keystone Heights; two
daughters, Maurine Knight of St.
Augustine and Joan Beseler of
Green Cove Springs;. six
grandchildren and several great-
Graveside funeral services were
held at Jacksonville Memory
Gardens in Orange Park
Wednesday, Oct. 15, with the Rev.
Lester Austin officiating. In lieu
of flowers, the family requests
contributions be made to Haven
Hospice Robert's Care Center,
6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL
32177. Arrangements were under
the care of Jones-Gallagher
STARKE-Willie Mae Gardner,
84, of Starke died Friday, Oct. 10,
2008 at Florida Hospital, Ormond
Beach, following a brief illness.
Born in Polk City, Mrs. Gardner
moved to Starke in 1998. She was
a member of First Baptist Church
and was a homemaker. Mrs.
Gardner was preceded in death by
her parents, Louis and Mae Belle
Survivors include a daughter,
Ethel White of Ormond Beach;
two sons, Carl Gardner of
Bainbridge, Ga. and Jack Gardner
of Graceville; eight grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial funeral services for
Mrs. Gardner were held
Wednesday. Oct. 15, in the First
Baptist Church of Starke. Burial
was held Tuesday, Oct. 14, in
Forest Meadows East Cemetery,
Funeral Home of Starke was in
charge of arrangements.
Bloodworth, 78, died Thursday,
Oct. 9, 2008 in Select Specialty
Hospital, Gainesville, following
an extended illness.
Born in Greensboro, Mrs.
Bloodworth was the eighth of nine
children born to Claude and Leona
Miller Brandon. She was preceded
in death by her parents; sisters,
Alva Lee May and Margaret
Martin; four brothers, C.W. Jr.,
Owen, Clarence and Bill Brandon
and a son-in-law, LTC Thomas E.
Mrs. Bloodworth graduated
from Gadsden County High
School in 1948 and moved to
Gainesville to become a legal
secretary. There she met her
husband, James F. Bloodworth.
Married Aug. 3, 1952 in Gretna,
they raised two daughters. The
family moved to Starke in 1956
and had resided here since that
Mrs. Bloodworth was secretary
of the Lawtey Elementary School
for many years, enjoying many
fond memories of the students and
her fellow co-workers. She was
active in 'her church; was a
member of the Woman's Club and
Phi Beta Sorority Community
Service Organization. Mrs.
Bloodworth's gradually declining
health forced her to limit her
activities more and more. Her first
priority was her family. She loved
her husband, adored her two
daughters, four grandsons and
Survivors include her husband,
James F. Bloodworth; daughters
Ellen Roberts of Starke (formerly
of Tallahassee, and Carol Busby
of Oveido; her grandsons, Adam
Roberts of Tallahassee and
Tommy, John and Patrick Busby,
all of Oveido; and her sisters,
Elizabeth Sullivan of Daphne,
Ala. and Jaime Bowman of
Graveside funeral services were
held Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at.
Crosby Lake Cemetery with the
Reverend Mike Moore officiating.
Immediately thereafter, the family
welcomed all attendants at the
First United Methodist. Church
Fellowship Hall for refreshments
and an opportunity to reminisce
about Betty's life. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be
made to The American Heart
Association, P.O. Box 840692,
Dallas, Texas 75284. Jones-
Gallagher Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
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Evan Hodges, of Starke, died
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.
Born in Nashville, Tenn., Mr.
Hodges was of the Baptist faith
and a lifelong resident of Starke.
Mr. Hodges was a former owner
of Hodges Building Supply and
was an employee of Jackson
Mr. Hodges was preceded in
death by his grandparents, Evan
and Ruby Hodges of Brooker and
the Rev. Orville and Fannie
Brookins of Hampton.
Survivors include his lifelong
companion, Darla lHollifield; his
parents, E.W. and Yvonne
Hodges; a daughter, Aimee Kite; a
brother, Mark Hodges; a sister,
Kim Morgan and four
Funeral services were held
Monday, Oct. 13, in the Chapel at
Archie Tanner Funeral Home in
Starke with Pastor James Peeples
officiating. The family received
friends Sunday, Oct. 12 at the
funeral home. Arrangements were
under the care of Archie Tanner
Funeral Services of Starke.
STARKE-Richard Ira Smith,
66, of Starke died Monday, Oct. 6,
2008 at his home following a brief
Born in Paulan, Ga., Mr. Smith
moved to Florida in 1962. He was
in the construction trade, working
with Bradford County, until ill
health forced his retirement. He
was preceded in death by his
father, Thomas I. Smith.
Survivors include his mother,
Dorothy C. Ruis of Starke; three
daughters, Lori, Shelley and
Sharon; three sons, Richard, Keith
and Richard, Jr.; three brothers,
Bobby Smith, Eddie Smith and
Terry Ruis; three sisters, Evelyn
Quick, Linda McDonald and Jan
ith in October. Shands
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M arie Tilley Born
NORTI I CAROLINA-Marie Wainwrig
Alice Tilley, 82, died Tuesday, 1965.
Oct. 14, 2008 in North Carolina. volunteer
A lifelong resident of Starke, PAWS(
Mrs. Tilley moved to Bradford
Hendersonville, North Carolina Pantry.
three years ago. She worked as a seven ye
clerk in Koch's Drug Store for She was
over 20 years; was a homemaker beloved I
and was a member of Union Surviv
Primitive Baptist Church. She was Joyce
preceded in death by her parents, Wainwrig
Jake and Vicie Norman Sapp; ten two gran
sibling, and her husband, William
E. Tilley Jr.'
. Survivors include a daughter,
Donna Hardeman of NEEI
Hendersonville; a son, Stephen
Tilley of Jacksonville;
grandchildren Steven Sutly of
Sacramento, Calif., Lauren Tilley Let
Carlson of DeBuque, Iowa,
Michael Tilley of Atlanta, Ga.,
Zachary Tilley of Jacksonville, .,
Katie Hardeman of Medford, Ore;
two sisters, Margaret Reyes of
Jacksonville and Selma Ray of
Franklin, Tenn.; and two great-
grandchildren, Trevor and Gavin '
Funeral services for Mrs. Tilley We
will be held Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, tourni
at 10 a.m. in the DeWitt C. Jones
Chapel. Burial will be in Crosby
Lake Cemetery under the care of
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lie following a long battle
in Holland, Mrs.
ght lived in Starke since
Her experience in
ring included Girl Scouts,
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She also volunteered for
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preceded in death by her
ors include two daughters
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ght both of Micanopy;
childrenn, Nick Conners
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and Mandy Conners, both of
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Applean Brown of Starke.
A memorial services will be
held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at 4
p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church in Starke with the Rev.
Dennis O'Neill officiating.
Visitation with the family will be
Friday, Oct. 17, at Archie Tanner
Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Those who wish to do so may take
non-perishable food item, which
will be given to the Bradford
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Pantry. In lieu of flowers,
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Fest. Oct. 18
annual PTO Fall Festival will
be held Saturday, October 18
at the school. The parade will
begin at 4:30 p.m. All
participants should meet at
Loven' and Learning Day
Care at 4 p.m.
The Festival will begin at 5
p.m. Come and enjoy food
from the concession stand,
Bingo, Kid's booths, cake
walk, train, pony rides, hay
ride and much more.
Give-Away prizes for $1
donation include a .12 gauge
shotgun ($250 value, Wal
Mart gift card); $200 gas card
(gift card); evenings out gift
certificates ($50 each to-
Outback, Olive Garden, TGI
For more information, call
the school office, 352-485-
1812 or 904-966-6887.
The annual Lawtey
Community School Fall
Festival will take place
Saturday, Nov. 15, from 4-9"
p.m. at the school campus.
This year's theme for the
annual festival is Pirate and
Princess. All church leaders,
businesses, and any others
interested in booth space or
volunteering will need to
submit an application to the
school or contact the Lawtey
Elementary PTO President,
Christina Ford, at (904) 563-
6578, or Lawtey Elementary
School principal David Tew
at (904) 782-3639.
A smoked mullet or
chicken dinner for $6 will be
available. Hamburgers and
hot dogs will also be
available. Children's games,
hayride, bingo, and a pig race
will round out the festivities.
Any and all participation is
welcome as this is the largest
*fundraiser for the school of
The Keystone Heights High
School girls' basketball
program is hosting 'a
fundraising fishing tournament
Nov.22 on Santa Fe Lake.
The first-ever event starts at
safe light at the 21B boat ramp
and lasts until 11:30 -a.m.
Prizes are (based on 30 boats
at $40 per boat) $390 for first
place, $150 for second place
See FISH, p. 11B
1. Anyone, except Telegraph
employees and their immediate
family members, is welcome to
enter. One entry per person per
week please. Persons winning one
- -eek--are -ot--eHtgibe- to-win-
again for at least three weeks.
2. When picking up winnings, the
winner will have his or her
photograph taken for the paper.
3. Entry must be on an official
form from the Telegraph and
submitted to one of our offices:
131 W. Call St., Starke, 125 E.
Main St., Lake Butler or 7382 S.R.
21N, Keystone Heights before 5
p.m. on Fridays. Fill in all the
blanks with the name of the team
you think will win. The person
-who picks the most. -gan" s-.
correctly will win $100 clah. .
4. In case of a tie, the total points
scored in the MIAMI
HURRICANES game this week is
the tie breaker. Please fill in the
points you think will be scored by
the HURRICANES and their
opponent, combined, in the tie
breaker blank. (For instance, if the
score of the HURRICANES game
was HURRICANES 19, opponent
7, the correct score will be 26
5. Decision offi',hiJge.,s :finil. A
second tie breaker will be used, if
necessary. Results will be tabulated
on Tuesday and winners notified
by telephone. Don't forget to list a
phone number where you can be
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A Bradford County deputy
whose employment was
briefly terminated has been
Deputy Keith Mclnnis, 45,
of Starke was cited by
Florida Highway Patrol
investigator Sgt. Thomas
Stebbins with causing an
accident when he made a U-
turn on C.R. 231 in the path
of a vehicle driven by Linda
T. Barber of Lake Butler.
Barber apparently took
evasive action, but was
unable to avoid hitting the
Barber was seriously
injured in the Sept. 26 crash,
but has been released from
McInnis received minor
Mclnnis was fired after
being found at fault in the
crash, Sheriff Bob Milner
Additional information was
discovered during an internal
investigation which led
Sheriff Milner to reconsider
his decision. Mclnnis was
given a one-week suspension
without pay, then returned to
work, Sheriff Milner said.
McInnis was hired as' a
deputy in April. He was
patrolling for traffic violators
in the Brooker area when the
6:20 p.m. crash occurred.
Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested recently by
local law enforcement
officers in Bradfoid, Clay
(Keystone Heights area) or
Joseph Wallace, 30, of
Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 7 by Clay
deputies for grand theft auto.
Michael D Elliott, 18, of
Lawtey was arrested Oct. 10
by Bradford Deputy Johnny
Pons for domestic battery.,
Elliott was charged with
striking- the victim- several -
times in her face with his
finger. He was released from
custody after a $15,000
surety bond was posted.
Floyd Oneal Barnes Jr., 19,
of Starke was arrested Oct.
10 by Starke Sgt. M.D.
Watson for possession of
crack cocaine. During a
search of the vehicle, crack
cocaine was found in the
center console between both
occupants, Sgt. Watson said.
Bond was set at $15,000.
Jason Hubner, 22, of
Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 8 by Clay
deputies for possession drug
paraphernalia and possession
Tommy Mason, 34, of
Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 13 by Clay
deputies for domestic battery.
Stephen Allain, 55, of
Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 12 by Clay
deputies for simple battery.
Bryant Edward Hankerson
Jr., 27, of Starke was arrested
Oct. 12 by Bradford Deputy
Aaron Black for burglary
conveyance and battery.
Hankerson was charged with
punching the victim in .her
mouth after he had stopped
her vehicle. The incident was
allegedly mistaken identity,
Deputy Black said. The
victim suffered a laceration to
her lower lip.
Cheryl Lynne Birk, 45, and
William Allen Newton Jr.,
67, of Graham were arrested
Oct. 6 by Deputy Pons for
domestic battery. Newton
was charged with hitting the
victim and choking her. Birk
was charged with pushing
Newton in the chest. Neither
had visible injuries, Deputy
Pons said. Surety bonds of
$1,000 each were posted for
their release from custody.
Napoleon B. Ballard, of
Starke was arrested Oct. 12.
by Starke Patrolman Shawn
B. Brown for-battery. Ballard
was charged with striking the
victim in the head with the
bathroom door causing a
contusion to her forehead,
Patrolman Brown said. The
incident occurred at 2 a.m.
Bond was set at $1,000 on
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Willie Pearl Fomby, 42, of
Waldo was arrested Oct. 6 by
Starke Patrolman Clint
Lockhart for retail theft.
Fomby was charged with
valued at $208 from Wal-
Mart without paying,
Patrolman Lockhart said. A
$1,000 surety bond was
posted for her release from
T.R. Thompson, 52, of
Starke was arrested Oct. 11
by Patrolman Brown for
Domestic battery. Thompson
was charged with hitting the
victim in the face, Patrolman
Brown said. A $1,000 surety
bond was posted for his
release from custody.
Alan Eugene Crawford, 25,
of Starke was arrested Oct. 7
by Bradford Sgt. R. W. White
for failure to appear petit
theft. He was released from
custody after a $5,000 surety
bond was posted.
Sylvia Balazovich, 48, of
Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 7 by Clay
deputies on warrants for
worthless check and felony
Erin Cochran, 32, of Starke
was arrested Oct. 10 by Clay
deputies on a warrant for
obtaining property for
Bambi Reaser, 45, of
Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 8 by Clay
deputies on a warrant for
Mark Steven Faulkner Jr.,
20, of Starke was arrested
Oct. 6 by Deputy Black for
violation of probation
possession of drug
paraphernalia. Faulkner was
ordered to serve 12 days in
the county jail.
Danwand L. Green, 27, of
Starke was arrested Oct. 8 by
Starke Patrolman P.A. King
for violation of probation for
a charge of possession of
controlled substance with
intent to sell with no bond.
Brittany Mellott, 19, of
Hawthorne was arrested Oct.
9 in Gainesville on a
Bradford warrant for assault
upon a fircfightcr/EMT.
Bond was set at $10,000.
Patricia Kay Jordan, 41, of
Starke was arrested Oct. 8 by
Bradford Deputy R.E. Pollard
on a capias for failure to
appear for a charge of neglect
of a child without harm.
Bond was set at $10,000.
Christopher Williams, 40,
of Keystone Heights was
arrested Oct. 13 by Clay
deputies for driving under the
influence and refusal to
submit to testing.
Paul Huntoun, 51, of
Goshen, N.Y., was arrested
Oct. 7 by Patrolman Brown
for reckless driving. Huntoun
was released on his own
Lucian Andrews, 25, of
Starke was arrested Oct. 11
by Patrolman Lockhart for
driving while license
suspended or revoked
(DWLS). Bond was set at
Lisa Rae McPherson, 58,
of Melrose was arrested Oct.
6 by Starke Patrolman David
Schlofman for DWLS
knowingly. A $500 surety
bond was posted for
McPherson's released from
Joanne Fowler, 53, of
Starke was arrested Oct. 10
by Patrolman Schlofman for
leaving scene without giving
information. Fowler was
released after a $2,500 surety
bond was posted.
Derral Shaun Sapp, 29, of
Jacksonville was arrested
Oct. 9 by Patrolman King for
DWLS habitual traffic
offender and attaching tag not
assigned. A $2,500 surety
bond was posted for Sapp's
release from custody.
Prentis Jefferson, 29, of
Lake Butler was arrested Oct.
12 by Patrolman Brown for
habitual traffic offender and
fleeing, attempting to elude.
Jefferson attempted to elude
officers at 3:13 a.m. by
refusing to stop despite
activated emergency lights.
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29, of Starke was arrested
Oct. 12 by Patrolman
Schlofman for DWLS
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attempting to elude a police
officer. Murphy's vehicle
was traffic stopped for
speeding and failing to
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Keystone Heights was
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BY ARNIE HARRIS
Telegraph Staff Writer
The Keystone Heights
football team saved the best
for last as the Indians came
storming back with 17 points
in the fourth quarter to defeat
District 3-2A opponent West
Nassau 17-14 on Oct. 10 in
A turning point in the game
occurred when the Indians (2-
3, 2-1 in District 3) shook up
their offense. In the fourth
quarter, head coach Chuck
quarterback RJ. Buxton, who
was moved up from the junior
varsity team to fill in for
injured starter Brantley Lott,
with running back/backup
quarterback Thomas Ricketts.
Dickinson made it clear that
Buxton, a freshman, did a
good job, but he wasn't given
much of an opportunity to pass
due to the Indians' frequent
position in their own territory.
"When we made the change
to Ricketts, we were able to go
to a spread, motion offense,"
Dickinson said. "The Warriors
did not adjust well to the
Dickinson said that probably
led to the play which seemed
to shift momentum to the
Indians-a 71-yard scamper by
Marcel Robinson to the West*
Nassau 19.- Keystone went
right back to Robinson, who
moved the ball down to the 8.
He then took it the rest of the
way for a touchdown at the
8:03 mark of the fourth
quarter. That, with Tim
Frysigner's PAT, pulled the
Indians within 14-7.
Robinson, who was playing
with an ankle still sore from
last week's contest, gained 158
yards on 19 carries, and
accounted for all but 26 yards
of the Indians' rushing
The Warriors (2-4, 1-2)
fumbled away the ensuing
kickoff, but were able to gain
possession right back on an
interception that fatefully
placed them with their backs to
the wall on their own 1-yard
line. Dickinson commented
that the West Nassau defender
made a mental mistake by
intercepting the ball, instead of
just knocking it down. Had he
done the latter, said Dickinson,
West Nassau would have had
the ball on their own 41.
After failing to get a first
down, the Warriors attempted
to punt from the end zone. The
kicker, after a muffed snap,
was tackled by Jacob Van
Wagner for a safety with 3:38
remaining in the game, moving
the Indians two points closer to
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The Indians took the ensuing
free kick at the West Nassau
36. The rushing uf Robinson
and a pass interference call
against the Warriors set the
stage for Ryan Latner, now at
quarterback, to hit the versatile
Ricketts with a 4-yard pass in
the end zone with 32 seconds
left in the game. Keystone
tapped Robinson for the two-
point conversion, and he didn't
let them down, putting the
Indians up 17-14.
Keystone's first lead of the
game held after West Nassau
quarterback Robbie Hern
failed to connect on two Hail
Mary pass attempts.
"The kids played hard and
kept us in the game,"
Every score took place in the
second half as the first half
was basically a punting
contest. West Nassau, though,
seemed to adjust its offensive
strategy in the third quarter,
entrusting the ball to running
back David Price, who, on
successive carries, moved the
ball to the Keystone 34. Price
scored a touchdown from there
at the 6:10 fiaark of the third
quarter, putting the'Warriors
On their next offensive
series, the Warriors increased
their lead to 14-0 with a 42-
yard drive, highlighted by a
26-yard gallop by running
back Corey Prescott. Prescott
capped the drive with a
touchdown run from the 3-yard
line with 1:32 remaining in the
The Indians travel to
Jacksonville to play district
opponent Bolles, at 7:30 p.m.
this Friday, Oct. 17.
Dickinson wanted to extend
his thanks to Johnny's Bar-B-
Q and School Kidz Hangout
for the pre-game meal.
Tigers fall to
0-2 in district
loss to Trinity
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
A win would've put the
Union County football team in
the thick of the race for the
District 4-2B championship,
but the Tigers now face at
uphill climb to remain in
contention for second place
after a 35-7 loss to district
leader Trinity Catholic on Oct.
O0 in Ocala.
The Tigers (3-3, 0-2 in
District 4) pulled off what was
considered a big upset last year
.,when they defeated Trinity
Catholic. They built a lead and
watched the Celtics rally to tie
the game before coming out on
top in overtime.
This year, it was Trinity that
built a lead. However, the
Celtics' lead was relatively
safe'throughout the game.
The Tigers did do a good job
of controlling the ball on,
offense in the first half,
chewing up approximately 16
minutes on two possessions.
However, both drives ended
inside the Trinity 40 with no
In the second half, Union
gained just one first drive on
its first four possessions as the
Celtics (6-0, 2-0) scored three
touchdowns to go up 35-0.
Union head coach Andrew
Zow said it was a tough loss to
handle because he felt like his
team did not come out and
play with a lot of emotion.
"Our guys knew that last
year we beat them," Zow said.
"We actually controlled the
game last year. This year, we
sort of'came out thinking we
were that same team from last
year that could do that, and we
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Continued from page 9B
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Smith gaining one first down
on an Il-yard run and Perry
picking up another on a fourth-
down run to the Trinity 46.
Two more runs by Perry netted
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regional play for the
second straight year.
Continued from page 1 B
into contention. Alex Nugent,
for example, shot a 54 on the
front nine, but then shot 44 on
the back nine.
"They really made a big
push," Davis said.
J.R. Spears finished with the
second best average for
Bradford this season behind
Cooper at 87. Thomas Tatum
had an average of 46, Nugent
an average of 47 and Michael
Calloway an average of 48.
Bradford's only loss in the
regular season was to Clay by
one stroke at Magnolia Point.
The Tornadoes defeated Clay
by one stroke when the Blue
Devils traveled to Starke for a
Madison County won the
District 4 tournament with a
score of 340, while Taylor
County was runner-up with a
score of 346. Individually,
Santa Fe's Kevin Vermillion,
Taylor County's Kyle Brooks
and Madison County's Brent
Henderson finished tied for
first place with scores of 83.
Continued from page 7B
and $60 for third place. There
is a big bass prize of $300.
Other prizes include fishing
tackle and gift cards.
The total entry fee is $50,
which includes $10 that will'
go toward the big bass prize. :-
Lunch w'il be provided.
For more about this
tournament and its rules, pick
up an application at Keystone
Heights Jr.-Sr. High School,
Keystone Heights Elementary
School or Bald Eagle Bait and
Tackle, or call Jessica Carter at
lose to Bolles
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Bradford head football
coach Steve Hoard knew his
team, like every other team in
District 3-2A, faced quite a
disadvantage when it stepped
onto the field against Bolles,
one of Jacksonville's private
schools that is usually ranked
in the top five in the state and
has not lost a regular-season
district game in more than 15
years. Therefore, Hoard was
hoping to see his team
continue to improve no matter
what the outcome was.
Hoard saw some good and
some bad in Bradford's 48-6
loss on Oct. 10 in Starke.
"We try to get better as a
football team in areas," Hoard
said. "There were some areas
where we got better."
The coach said his players in
the defensive secondary put
themselves in better position
than they have in the past,
while the defensive line
performed much better than it
did in a 16-8 loss to district
opponent West Nassau on Oct.
"They were more focused,"
Bradford (1-4, 1-2 in District
3) was able to record four
sacks, with Gerald Goodman,
Casey Hines, Jarrod Jackson
and Terrance Slocum each
getting one. That was one area
of potential weakness Hoard
said he saw in what is still a
typical Bolles team. The
Bulldogs are well-coached and
talented, as always, he said,
but the line is not as effective
as a pass-blocking unit as it
has been in the past.
Bolles (5-0, 3-0) is
attempting to put itself in the
state championship game for
the seventh straight year and
win its fourth championship
during that time.
"They're capable of winning
the state championship,"
Hoard said, "but if they can't
protect the passer, that's going
to hurt them (in the regional
playoffs) against Madison
County and South Sumter."
Hoard said one area he
would like to see his own team
improve in is special teams
play. Bolles junior running
back Jawan Jamison, who used
to play for Bradford, returned a
punt for a touchdown. The
players rmu' pl:y smarter and
9d6 "Netier 'in "coverage, -Hoard-.
Special teams, however, did
result in Bradford's lone
score-an 80-plus-yard kickoff
return by CJ. Covington.
Another area of concern is
injuries. Bradford was already
playing without starting
offensive linemen Jamell Dell
and Cameron Moore and
starting linebacker Alex
Orozco (all three are out for
the season). Receiver Seth
Upthegrove was injured
against Bolles, as was Adrian
Mosley, who is a big
contributor on both offense
"That hurts us tremendously
if he's unable to play because
that's like losing two starters,"
Hoard said of Mosley, who has
a severe ankle sprain.
Having Mosley, Upthegrove
and others out injured would
certainly help the Tornadoes,
who do not get a break from
district play until the last week
of the season. This Friday, Oct.
17, Bradford travels to
Jacksonville to take on the
Ribault Trojans at 7:30 p.m.
The Trojans (3-2, 2-1) are
coming off of a 26-7 win over
district opponent Yulee.
finish for KH
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Keystone Heights cross
country participant Nathan
Buchanan finished with one of
the fastest times at the Bob
Hans Invitational, hosted by
Ridgeview High School in
Orange Park on Oct. 11.
Buchanan recorded a time
of 17:03.03 in the 5K race to
take third behind Eduardo
Garcia of Mandarin, who was
first with a time of 16:30.87,
and Chris Haynes of Lee, who
was second with a time of
Also competing for the
Keystone boys' team at the
Bob Hans Invitational were
Alec Meston (22:20.92),
Joshua Jimmeson (22:50),
Parker Rollins (23:29.77), TJ.
Chirico (23:52.65), Jacob
Brandow (30:15.45) and
Andrew Rowe (30:15.45).
For the girls' team, Kelsey
Griffis led the way with a time
of 24:32.20. She was followed
by Liz Wheeler (26:03.43),
(26:43.63), Allison Alsup
(26:48.03) and Morgan Barkett
S:-BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
cross country teams each
topped the team standings at a
meet held in Cedar Key on
The boys' team was led by
Marcus Thompson, who won
the race with a personal-record
(PR) time of 22:26. John
Gillenwaters also earned a top-
10 finish with a PR of 23:35.
Also competing for Bradford
were Tyler Greenhaw (25:45,
PR), Zachary Davis (26:23),
Hayden Thompson (30:01,
PR), Nicholas Hernandez
(31:07, PR) and John Crews
Girls' team member Tiana
Sheffield finished as runner-up
in the girls' race with a time of
25:24. Mariah Gerding was
right behind her with a PR of
25:34, followed by Shaina
Harden (25:41), Amanda Hall
(25:44, PR), Brittani Goddard
(27:26). Deanna Jordan (28:08,
PR), Karonda Pope (32:23),
Rachel Ricker (34:30, PR),
Autumn Rodgers (37:20, PR),
Dessie Taylor (37:28), Rhonda
McCormick (38:55), Rachel
Nolasco (41:42, PR) and
Alexia Kelley (41:43, PR).
The girls' and boys' teams
from Bradford each competed
against four other teams.
In the high school standings,
it was Bradford's Andy Merril
finishing near the top in the
boys' race. Merrill was runner-
up with a time of 19:27.
Teammate James Ramseur had
a PR of 21:22, followed by
Thomas Nguyen (22:12), lan
Waters (22:57), Andrew
Warren (23:14) and David
Bradford's leading girls'
runner was Kayla Garlo, who
had a PR of 26:47. She was
followed by Jessika Robinson
(26:51), Hannah Ricker
(29:41) and Christina Jordan
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Visitors Can Cash In At Roadshow
Gold scrap selling big at Roadshow,
as price for metal hits record high
BY ARCHIE DAVIS
Roadshow Representative Staff Writer
Roadshow Representative Archie Davis assists a visitor with pocket watches
and clocks. The collection sold at the Roadshow for more than $2,000. Other
visitors brought a variety of items including coins, toys, dolls and trains.
Admission is free and no appointment is necessary.
,A\icltci -. Clean out your attics, closets
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town. Roadshow experts are in town all this
week purchasing antiques and collectibles.
-While the Roadshow will accept anything
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military items, musical instruments, pocket
and wrist watches. Modern jewelry with
diamonds and other precious stones are also
One person that attended the Roadshow
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but seemed happy with the $355.00 they
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her old class ring and some broken gold
chains. "The stuff was just lying in a dresser
drawer for years." She received $248.42 for
her efforts. Jeff Parsons, the president of
the Treasure Hunters Roadshow explained
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anyone to sell-their stuff and get what it's
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items they have wondered about or want to
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Parsons. He said the show has been in over
600 cities since 2001. When asked what
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