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132ND YEAR 51sT ISSUE 75 CENTS
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
In This Issue
* Starke electric
return for kids
for craft show,
Friends of the Bradford County
Public Library has found yet an-
other innovative way to bring peo-
ple together and serve the com-
munity. For the tirst time ever, the
library will be turned into a mar-
ketplace. The craft show and flea
market will be on Saturday, Sept.
15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
. Applications to participate
can be picked up at the circula-
tion desk during library business
Craft vendors can reserve a
6-by-8-foot space inside the li-
brary for $25 or a 10-by-'10-foot
space outside for $15. Space in-
side the library is limited, so ap-
plying early is recommended.
"Flea market vendors can reserve
a 10-by 10-foot space for $10.
Checks should be made payable
to the Bradford County Library
Association. All payments must
be returned with the applications
by closing time on Wednesday,
Aug. 15. (Deadline has been ex-
classes now at
AARP will offer its driver safe-
ty class for seniors at the Bradford
County Senior Center Wednes-
day, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Learn defensive driving tech-
niques, new road rules and the ef-
fects of aging on driving. There
are no tests, and participants can
receive a three-year automobile
insurance discount for taking the
The fee to attend is $12 for
AARP members and $14 for oth-
ers. There is also*a $5 July special
for educators and school person-
nel, current and retired. Lunch is
not provided, so please bring a
For more information or to reg-
ister, please call 904-368-3955.
The next meeting of the Brad-
ford County Community Health
Advisory Council will be held at
Chrissy's Olde Meeting House
Caf6, Monday, July 23, at noon.
For more information, please con-
BCSO special response team arrests Lee
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
The-Bradford County Sheriff's Of-
fice debuted its newest crime-fighting
weapon Monday against a former
Bradford High School football star.
Deputies had obtained an arrest
warrant for Parviele Lashay Lee, 28,
in June as part of operation clean
sweep. Lee was one of four suspects
the office had not found. The former
Bradford football star still holds sev-
eral rushing records at the school and
is a former teammate of current Brad-
ford coach Steve Reynolds.
Monday afternoon, members of the
office's drug task force interviewed a
witness who confirmed that Lee was
inside a house they had under surveil-
lance, across C.R. 200B from Lawtey
Because deputies believed Lee was
aware of the warrants and because of
the high-risk nature of entering the
home, commanders deployed for the
first time the sheriff's office's special
The new unit is comprised of 13
deputies drawn from several depart-
ments in the sheriff's office including
investigations, corrections and patrol.
Members are trained in special tactics
for high-risk circumstances like hos-
The unit was first conceived by
Sgts. Tommy Sapp and Kevin Muel-
ler, both of whom had put together
tactical teams for executing search
warrants. The pair pitched the idea of
starting with the concept of the search
warrant entry team, and developing it
into a permanent unit, capable of rapid
SRT members undergo four to eight
hours of training every two weeks.
Several of them have SWAT or mili-
Cpt. Brad Smith emphasized that
the team is not a replacement for
"We have mutual aid agreements
with surrounding, jurisdictions that
do have SWAT teams," he said. "If
we need something more we can call
According to Smith, deputies first
tried to establish voice contact with
Lee. When he did not respond, they
shot four tear gas canisters into the
home. Team members were about
to enter the house when Lee crawled
out of the structure through the front
door. EMS workers and Lawtey fire
personnel treated Lee for exposure to
the chemicals before deputies trans-
ported him to the jail.
The debut of the new unit comes
just seven months after the sheriff's
office deployed another game-chang-
er, its K-9 unit.
Smith said both innovations are part
of the continuous punch and counter-
punch conflict between criminals and
law enforcement agencies.
"It never ends," he said.
ShM 's ILg LG tgrno tIoos on while Sgt Mke M lcKenzie escorts Parviele Lee from a Lawty
h(UtS. A(.O p#cturi facing the o0me are (I) deputies Topher Registerand Jered Smith. Photo by
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Bradford County can't boast an A
school this year, and only received a B
because scores were adjusted.
Even before the grades were re-
leased, the school district was trying
to brace parents for what was coming.
A letter from Superintendent Beth
Moore on July 9 shared information
from the state education commission-
er that this year's grades reflect more
rigorous testing standards and do not
necessarily mean that schools, teach-
ers and students are not performing as.
well as before.
'The test (FCAT) was changed and
the cut scores revised to make it more
difficult," Moore wrote- "Because of
these changes, it is anticipated that
your child's school grade may drop a
letter grade. Please do not be alarmed
if this happens. As the commissioner
has pointed out, the drop is not a re-
flection oa the school or the teachers,
but the result of these changes."
Grades did drop, at least in most
cases. The district's only A school,
Starke Elementary, dropped to a B
diis year. Southside Elementary, Law-
icy Community School and Bradford
Middle School each dropped from a
B to a C. Hampton Elementary held
onto its C, but Brooker Elementary,
receiving its first grade in two years,
was graded a D.
It turns out point adjustments were
the only thing that kept grades from
Cpt. Brad Smith. See GRADES, 3A
FEMA writing checks, closing office in Starke
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
A spokesperson for the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
said Tuesday that his agency has is-
sued nearly $12 million in relief to the
17-county disaster area resulting from
Tropical Storm Debby.
Troy York added that 362 Brad-
ford County residents have contacted
FEMA for assistance, 138 of those
coming from visits to FEMA's disaster
recovery center at the Bradford Senior
However, York also said the agen-
cy will be closing the Starke center at
the end of Saturday, July 21. FEMA
is also closing its centers in Clay and
York emphasized that even though
the Starke center is closing, Bradford
residents can still get assistance from
another center, like the ones in Lake
City or Macclenny. He also said FE-
MA's website and 800 number remain
open to register claimants and assist
disaster victims. Bradford Emergency
Management Public Information Of-
ficer Michael Heeder added that local
emergency personnel can also help
Bradford victims contact the federal
agency, especially those who have
Brian Koon, the director of emer-
gency management for the state of
Florida, visited the Starke center last
week to hear how efforts in the county
As of press time, both Sampson and
Crosby lakes were reopened to boat
Heeder said there are still a few ar-
eas where water remains high.
He added that county officials also
continue to intensify mosquito control
efforts. Emergency management offi-
cials coordinated with the state Depart-
ment of Agriculture and the Florida
See FEMA, 3A
Groundwater levels rebound in some, but not all regions
Groundwater levels in most regions
within the Suwannee River Water
Management District have rebounded
following record rainfall, courtesy of
tropical storms Beryl and Debby. But
the eastern and extreme southern por-
tions of the district are still experiehc-
ing low and extremely low groundwa-
ter levels, and many counties still have
12-month rainfall deficits of as much
as 15-20 inches.
"There were significant improve-
ments in many areas of the district and
those improvements are on-going,"
said Megan Wetherington, district se-
nior professional engineer. "Other ar-
eas did not recover greatly due to the
severity of the drought."
Consequently, District Executive
Director Ann Shortelle said it is pre-
mature for the district to lift a water
shortage order that was declared just
weeks before the arrival of the tropi-
cal storms and which remains in effect
through Sept. 30.
"We certainly understand that in our
flooded counties, water conservation
may be the furthest thing from most
people's minds," said Shortelle. "But
in other regions of the district ground-
water levels remain low and we should
all remember that water conservation
is vital to protecting our water resourc-
District staff will continue to moni-
tor conditions until longer-term effects
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Grundwater Levels "
dper" Floildan Aquifer
Junml JunOe 30
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Sxtremel y Low (Lost than lOlh Parcenllle)
of the tropical storms are evaluated
and then will make recommendations
regarding continuation of the water
shortage accordingly, said Shortelle.
Tropical Storm Debby brought up to
26 inches in three days. Average rain-
fall in the district in June was 18.37
inches, the highest monthly average on
record. In the 36 days between May 26
and June 30-the time period of Tropi-
cal Storms Beryl and Debby-a por-
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tion of Suwannee and Lafayette coun-
ties received up to 48 inches, almost a
typical year's amount of rain.
The majority of rainfall fell in the
central areas of the district. Portions
of Suwannee. Columbia and Lafayette
counties received up to 33 inches in
June. The coastal and outlying areas in
the district recei% ed as little as 9 inches
for the month.
See WATER, 5A
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Above, the groundwater levels for June 25-30. Below that is the
12-month deficit by river basin as of June.
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2A BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
Rate study recommends increase
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
The results are in, and a study
of-Starke's electric rates is rec-
ommending a 2.1 percent in-
crease to help the system cover
If the commission follows the
recommendation-and there's no
indication so far that it will-the
actual rate adjustment system-
wide may be closer to 1.8 per-
cent. Customers would see the
additional increase passed along
through the gross receipts tax.
The city's recent financial au-
.dit revealed that Starke has only
been passing along a portion
of the tax to electric customers
while absorbing the rest. That
is expected to change going for-
ward, raising the .tax on the bill
from I to 2.5 percent,
According to the study, Starke
needs to raise an additional
S$184,000 in order to cover ex-
penses to the electric system.
That amount and the recommend-
ed rate adjustment seem small in'
comparison to the projected $9.4
million electric budget and the
increase foreshadowed when the
city undertook the rate study in
response to complaints from the
The superintendent and school
board have asked Florida's Pub-
lic"Service Commission to exam-
ine the city's rate structure and
order refunds to customers who
they say have been overcharged.
The rate study isn't meant to
answer whether customers are
overcharged or even greatly
change ,the way in which the
city calculates who owes what.
It looks at the system's cost ver-
sus revenues and determines the
increase needed to balance the
The recommended 3.1 percent
increase in residential rates and
1.5 percent increase in rates for
commercial and other uses aver-
ages to a 2.1 percent increase sys-
tem wide. The residential rate ad-
justment would be higher, but the
commercial rates actually bring
in more money. That's because
while. commercial accounts only-
make up 27 percent of the cus-
tomer base, they consume more
than 63 percent of the power.
Under the proposed structure,
commercial customers would
generate nearly $6 million for the
city and residential customers a
little more than half of that, $3.1
The base customer service
charge for residents increases 30
cents under the recommendation
to $6.75, and the rate would rise
from 6.95 cents per kilowatt-hour
to 7.29 cents. The customers see-
vice charge for commercial ac-
counts would remain $9, and the
rate would increase form 9 cents
per kcilowatt-hour to 9.2 cents.
The power cost adjustment, or
fuel adjustment, would remain
fixed at 4.5 cents per kilowatt-
hour, bringing the total residen-
tial charge (not including tax or
other utilities) to $124.65 for
1,000 kilowatt-hours, an increase
of $3.70. Assuming 2,000 kilo-
watt-hours of usage for a small
business, the monthly bill would
come to $283.14 under the new
,structure, an increase of $4.14.
For a large commercial customer
using 20,000 kilowatt-hours a
month, the bill would be $2,750,
an increase .of $41 a month.
There's one final rate adjust-
ment under the proposal, how-
ever. Residential customers cur-
rently pay a higher electric rate
than commercial customers for
power consumed above 1,000
kilowatt-hours. Currently that
rate is 9.15 cents per kilowatt-
hour. The study recommends
increasing that to 9.6 cents. An
additional 500 kilowatt-hours
of usage, per month at this rate
would add $70.50 to a resident's
bill, for a total of $195.15.
Craig Shepard at SAIC (Sci-
ence Applications International
Corporation) performed the study
and said the city could continue
dividing its total costs between
electric rates and the power
cost adjustment or eliminate the
power cost adjustment and shift
the full cost 6the system on the
electric rates. The revenue gener-
ated would be the same.
Shepard did recommend one
change in the city's formula.
To recognize greater efficiency
and the reduction of line loss
achieved by system upgrades, the
loss factor in the formula needs
to be reduced, he said.
According to Shepard, a rate
increase would help the city fund
system maintenance cost anq
replenish reserves tha, were de-
pleted by past maintenance and
upgrades. The revenue require-
ments for the electric department
Shepard used included $500,000
for capital projects $300,000 for
reserves and contingencies and a
$550,000 transfer to the general
fund to support costs 'outside of
the electric department.
'Shepard said there was need
for a new bucket truck and line
maintenance, and the general
fund calculation was based on 6
percent of the total revenue, what
he said the city would be collect-
ing asa franchise fee if Starke
was served by another electric
provider. (Florida Power and
Light and Clay Electric custom-
ers in the city limits pay a 6 per-
cent franchise fee that is remitted
to the city.)
A couple of school board mem-
bers, Superintendent Beth Moore
and school board attorney John
Cooper were in the audience at
the workshop. Cooper, ques-
tioned the revenue requirements,
saying the current year's budget
included less money for capital
projects and a smaller general
fund transfer. The difference be-
tween the.actual budget and the
one Shepard employed would
have covered the revenue short-
fall he projected and eliminated
the need for any rate increase,
according to Cooper.
Shepard said the starting point
for the revenue requirement cal-
culation was the 2012 budget,
but: because they wanted the rate
recommendation to be valid for
several, years, projected budget
increases were also taken into
account. Cooper asked if num-
bers were just being adjusted to
justify a rate increase, but he was
challenged on that. The city's au-
ditor, Lora Douglas from DDF
Red Cross thanks Russells
Two of Bradford County's
own have been honored with the
American Red Cross' Madge
Blue Award, given to special
volunteers who embody -the un-
quenchable spirit, deep compas-
sion and selfless dedication to
serving others represented by
Madge Blue, a lifetime volun-
The award was presented to
Wendy and Gail Russell. The
married couple works for Brad-
ford County, Wendy in emergen-
cy management and Gail for the
sheriff's office. Wendy joined the
Red Cross as a -Disaster Action
Team member in 2005 and has
since worked her way through
the ranks to the team captain for,
Wendy is said to go above
and beyond when delivering
Red Cross services to clients.
The chapter continues to be
impressed with her casework
reports and her eagerness and
readiness to answer the call for
citizens in need within the Brad-
ford County area.
As an intricate part of Bradford
County Emergency Management
and Bradford County Fire Res-.
cue, she sets the example of a
great partnership between local
government and the. American
Her husband, Gail, has began
his volunteer career at the Red
Cross this year. Together they
have provided tremendous sup-
port and leadership to the Com-
munity Development in Educa-
Gall and Wendy Russell
tion program by coordinating
presentations at local Bradford
County elementary schools and
heading up the Red Cross display
booths at many events through-
out Bradford, Clay and Duval
counties, including two of the
most successful events for the
American Red Cross-Bradford
County's annual Strawberry Fes-
tival and Camp Blanding's an-
nual Military Family Apprecia-
The chapter honored the cou-
ple's compassion and dedication
with the .Madge Blue Award."''
Emergency Management Direc-':
tor Brian Johns also acknowl-
edged their work during a recent
county commission meeting.
electric budget in the study was couldn't afford to spend more. enue deficit. Shepard said fuel ,
actually lower than the approved "These rates are supposed to savings are automatically passed
budget for 2012, even with high- last several years," Shepard said. on to customers. The recom-
er amounts for the general fund "If we don't have, say, those mended rate increase is to cover,;
and capital improvements, capital improvements, we don't costs not being covered under the :.
The projected budget takes think your:system will be main- current electric rate structure.
into consideration the fact that trained properly." According to Ricky Thomp-
power purchases have decreased, Business owner John Stef- son, the city's retired operations.
which means revenue is declin- fen said the expiration of some director,-the cost of natural gas is,
ing even as certain expenditures fuel purchasing contracts that rising again. He also said the cost-;
are expected to go up. Shepard locked in a higher price than the of power purchased from FMPA.
said the city had budgeted a low- much lower current market value can fluctuate from 9 to 17 cents-,
er amount for capital improve- should bring power costs down, per kilowatt-hour.
ments so far,. ~,q asejtad to,,t perhaps enghg ,9, tthe y
Starke's attorney picks apart school district electric complaint
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
;The Public Service Commis-
sion may have the final word over
a complaint regarding the city of
Starke's electric utility filed by
thieBradford County School Dis-
trfit earlier this year, but Starke's
atibrney has managed to squeeze
in-ia few-more words himself be-
fore.the PSC rules on its.jurisdic-
This is the second formal re-
spionse to the complaint from the
city, and it follows a reply the
school district submitted after the
city's original response.
in attorney Terry Brown's
rebuttal, he said the city has re-
sponded to the issues raised, con-
trary to statements by the district,
and the district would see that if
it actually consideredthe-data-the
city has presented.
"While the meritless claims
by .the district, particularly in its
reply/rebuttal, do not require a
response, the city nevertheless
finds itself compelled to correct
many blatant misstatements of
fact contained in the district's re-
ply/rebuttal," Brown wrote.
Among those is the misstate-
ment.that the state has no,.defi-
nition for rate structure, which
Brown proves wrong by point-
ing to the definition in Florida
Adminsrative Code that says
rate stucture is the classification
system used to justify rate differ-
ences between and within.differ-
ent customer classes
"This definition is supported
by the PSC's own statement
regarding electric utility rates,
which states, 'Our job is to see
that the total amount the utility
says it needs is collected fairly
from all customer classes',"
According to Brown the
school district changed its com-
plaint from the city's rates to its
rate structure in order to place it
before the PSC. If the complaint
is'about rate structure, then the
issue for the PSC would not be
the. relationship between the
city's base rates and power cost
adjustment (fuel adjustment), but
whether, base rates and' power
cost adjustment adequately cov-
e 'the city.4 costs and whether
those costs are fairly distributed
between customer classes.
The district complaint doesn't
even attempt to argue, therate
relationship between customer
classes, Brown wrote, which
is. the area over which the PSC
would have jurisdiction.
"The city demonstrated in its
response that the city is not gen-
erating significant net 'revenue
from its electric utility service
and that its net revenue has sig-
nificantly decreased over the last
several years. The rate charged
by the city for commercial elec-
tric utility service is actually
less than the rate charged by the
city to residential electric utility
customers who use greater than
1,000 kWh per month," Brown
Brown went on to criticize the.
school district for offering no ev-
idence that included information
on how its cost comparisons be-
tween the city and other electric
providers were carried out. The
comparison may not have taken
taxes, fees and other factors into
"account. He included this state-
ment from SAIC,'the firm tilat
performed the city of Starke's
"In comparing the city's elec-
tric rates with other utilities in
Florida, the city's rates are com-
parable to the average of the mu-
nicipal electric rates in Florida."
Backing that up were com-
parisons published by Florida
Power and Light and the Florida
Municipal Electric Association
that showed Starke's average bill
for January-December 2011 and
April 2012 was lower than many
municipal and even some private
providers, at least for residential
0:"5 > <4,,
customers using 1,000 kilowatt-
hours of power or less.
The PSC complaint was pre-
pared and the school board
agreed to file it after Superin-
tendent Beth Moore's attempts
to have the city address the issue
resulted in no action. Moore had
worked with staff to determine
that the school district pays the
city around $200,000 more ev-
ery year than it would pay an-
other provider, but the city has
declined to offer the district a
reduced rate or to release the dis-
trict to another provider.
Brown had previously accused
Moore of trying to create an is-
sue to distract voters from school
performance as she runs for re-
election, and he said the school
district's bills are up because its
usage is up.
But according to John Cooper,.
the attorney for the school board,
the formula the city uses to cre-
ate customers' bills is erroneous,
resulting in 'substantially higher
costs. Basic factors have not
been revisited in years, including
the line loss factor, which should
have gone down following sys-
The city's recent rate study
also concludes that factor should
be reduced. (See related story.)
According to Brown's rebuttal,
the formula used by the city to
calculate the power cost .adjust-
mient was approved by the PSC
in 1985 and hasn't been altered
since then. Brown writes the city
has repeatedly tried to explain
the quarterly, true-up process to
the district, which is intended
to ensure that customers are not
over or undercharged in the pow-
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er cost adjustment.
"Despite all of that, the district
apparently remains unable to
comprehend the process and how
it corrects any errors in the PCA
and the rates ultimately, charged
to electric utility customers,"
Brown wrote. "The district's
original complaint to the PSC fo-
cused upon alleged inaccuracies
in the city's projected line losses
without taking into account the
quarterly true-ups. It is unclear
whether this oversight was in-
tentional or whether the district
simply forgot that any over or
under charges were corrected
quarterly." is approximately zero. This pro-
Brown also states the districtr-*ess is used by many municipal
doesn't understand the rate sta- utilities in Florida."
bilization fund, which is where SAIC presented its rate study
Cooper believes the overcharges during a workshop on July 12.'
end up. (See related story.) Brown wrote'
Per SAIC: "The city has es- that he found it interesting the,-
tablished a rate stabilization fund district changed its story about
in which funds are deposited the necessity for a rate study after:
and withdrawn over a 12-month finding out it would likely result,
period in order to stabilize the in a rate increase. He said it was"
monthly variations in power costs another example that the corn-:
applied to customer bills.-Over a plaint constitutes a politically"
12-month period, the amounts motivated attack.
deposited are approximately
equal to the amounts withdrawn, See PSC, 6A!
so the net effect over the period
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Funds Available for Bradford County
Residents Affected from Tropcal Storm Debby
Wakns are(Mobile ..homes and rental properties are not eligible)yu;
Starting August 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. applications will be available for owner-occupied homes that'
were damaged or destroyed by the Tropical Storm Debby. The Bradford County State Initiative ^
Partnership (SHIP) expects to have $350,000 available through our Disaster Relief Strategy and
will be taking applications at their office located at 925 North Temple Avenue in Starke
At least 60% of these funds must be used for low and veiy-low income households.
To be considered low income, the household income must not exceed:
$44,000 for households of 5
$40,700 for households of 4
$36,650 for households of 3
$32,600 for households of 2
$28,500 for households of 1
For more information, contract Kelly Canady, SHIP Director at (904) 966-6382.
If your home was impacted by Tropical Storm Debby and you are interested in applying for
assistance, please submit an application by 5:00 p.m. on August 16. 2012.
This program is open to all without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, creed,
familial status, or national origin.
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THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH 3A
School 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
.STARKE ELEMENTARY B A C A C B B B C C C B C D
SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY C B B B A B A C C A C C ,C C,'
LAWTEY ELEMENTARY C B C B B C B A B B B C C A
HAMPTON ELEMENTARY C C A C A A A A A A D C C B
BROKER ELEMENTARY D B A B C C A
BRADFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL C B C B B C C C C B B C C C
BRADFORD HIGH SCHOOL Pending C D D' C c D C D C C C C C D
Continued from 1A
being lower. The State Board of
Education approved a policy en-.
su'ring that no school would drop
more than one letter grade from
the previous year. This was to
help teachers and students transi-
tion to the new standards.
Had that not happened, Starke
Elementary would have received
a C, while Southside Elementary,
Lawtey Community School and
Bradford Middle School would
have all received D's.
The high school grade will not
be released until later this year,
but so far the district as a whole
is rated a D.
Is Bradford's performance
typical for the area? Neighboring
schools performed better than
Bradford in spite of a tougher
FCAT. Keystone Heights El-
ementary School did drop to a
B, but Melrose Elementary, Lake
Butler Elementary and Lake But- *
ler Middle School all maintained
their A's. Baker County had one
school that dropped to B, but an-
other improved to a C.
In addition to the more rigor-
ous test, new groups of students
were included in the grade cal-
culations, including English lan-
guage learners and students with
"This has been a year of tre-
mendous change for Florida's
students, teachers and schools,"
said Commissioner of Education
Gerard Robinson. "Florida's eco-
nomic future depends on prepar-
ing our students for success. The
high standards we have in place
today will help our students pre-
pare for college, the workforce
and life. I am confident that we
are on the right path to prepare
our students to compete with the
best in the nation and around the
Gov. Rick Scott also released
a statement in response to the
"Florida is raising education
standards because we know from
past experience that students and
teachers consistently rise to oc-
casion when challenged. In just
two years, Florida will move to a
new testing standard that signifi-
cantly reduces our reliance on the
FCAT and moves to Common
Core State Standards. This new
system will allow us to compare
our students with those in other
states so that we can benchmark
results, measure progress, and
adjust curriculum to better pre-
pare students for college and the
workforce, so that they are bet-
ter able to compete in the global
marketplace," Scott said.
Higher standards are nothing
new. According to the state, ex--
pectations for school grades have
been raised five times in the last
10 years. The trend is for grades
to drop and then rebound, said a
statement from the Florida De-
partment of Education.
"It is never easy to raise the
standards for excellence in edu-
cation. This year is no excep-
tion. But every time we raise
the expectations of our students
and teachers, they ultimately
get better in later years. Simply
put, raising the bar works," Scott
Forty-three percent of elemen-
tary, middle and combination
schools in the state were award-
ed an A, down from 58 percent.
Percentages of other letter grades
went up as a result. B's went to
26 percent of the schools in those
categories followed by 20 per-'.
cent with C's, 9 percent with D's
and 2.percent with F's.
According to the state, school
grades communicate to the public
how well a school is performing
relative to state standards. The, '
assessment-based components of
all school grades are calculated'
based on student achievement in
reading, math, writing, and sci-
ence, annual learning gains for
each student, and the progress of
the lowest quartile of students.
Middle school "grades include a
component measuring students.".
participation and performance oh'
high school level end-of-course
Bradford property values fall again
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
For the fourth time in the last
five years, Bradford County's
property values have fallen, ac-
cording to a tax roll sent from
property appraiser Jimmy Alvar-
ez's office to the Florida Depart-
ment of Revenue.
The value for property taxed by
the county stood at $802,318,749
on Jan. 1, 2012. That is a 3.5
percent decrease from the previ-
ous year. Property thxed by the
school board fell slightly less,
from $920,942,265 in 2011 to
$891,238,88 this year, a 33 per-
The school board has a larger
tax base than the county because
Homesteaders can take a second
$25,000 exemption for county
purposes, but they cannot take
tfie additional exemption when
calculating taxes for the school
Bradford County values
peaked at $903,306,367 in 2007.
The 2012 value of $802,318,749
marks a $100,987,618,or 11 per-
cent, decrease over five years.
Values in neighboring Alachua
County have similarly dropped
by 11.8 percent over that same
period of time. However values
in more dynamic housing mar-
kets like Marion, Clay and St.
Johns counties have seen more
dramatic declines. From 2007
to 2012, Marion County values
have fallen over 30 percent.
Values in north Florida contin-
ued to decline as they have since
.2007. Baker County properties
lost 5.6 percent in 2012, Ala-
chua County lost 3.4 percent and
Union, lost 1.5 percent.
However, 2012 marked the
first time in several years that
property values increased in three
urban counties in South Florida,
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
By July 1 of every year, Flori-
da's 67 county property apprais-
ers send their tax rolls to Talla-
hassee. Local governments then
use the values to calculate their
budgets and project tax rates.
By late August, appraisers send
notices to taxpayers informing
them of values and projected
taxes. Local governments must
finalize their millages in early to
mid October and on Nov. 1, tax
collectors send bills to property
A depressed real estate market
continued to drag prices through-
out last year. In 2011, 105 par-
cels in the county sold for a total
of $7.3 million. In 2007, 204
parcels sold for a total of $21
A typical pattern seen over
the past two years is the case of
a Bradford County single-family
residence within the Keystone
Heights'Golf and Country Club,
which sold for $155,000 on April
30, 2012. That same home sold
for $230,000 in 2005 aid for
$137,900 in 1999.
Based on current millage rates,
both Bradford County and the
school board will lose around
$250,000 in tax revenue because
of the decrease in values. Starke
would lose around $25,000 and
Brooker, Lawtey and Hampton
would each see a revenue de-
crease of less than $ 1,000.
Top Southside reader takes off
Southside Elementary student
Deklan Dougherty was flying
high after reading the most li-
brary books for the 2011-12
school year. His reward was a
free plane ride at the Keystone
Heights Airpark, given by local
pilot Lance Baldree. Deklan was
not aware he was the top reader
until a surprise announcement
was made on the morning news
by Principal Sandi Tomlinson.
Deklan, the son of Chris and
Tiffany Dougherty, was accom-
panied on the flight by his dad on
June 29. One of the highlights
of his flight was to be able to fly
over both grandparents houses in
the Lawtey area. One grandfa-
ther, a 92-year-old former pilot,
was especially delighted to wit-
ness his grandson flying over.
Other points of interest were
flying over the high school sta-
dium, the Walmart shopping
center, the Santa Fe swamp, and
the flooded Sampson and Crosby
Lance Baldree and Deklan Dougherty. Photo by Tiffany -.
lake areas after the heavy rains nearly dried up lakes in.the Key-:,-
from Debby. Deklan was amazed stone Heights area.
to see the contrast between the
flooded lakes in Starke, and the
Continued from 1A
Division of Emergency Man-
agement Emergency Manage-
ment to get aerial spraying done
to supplement the ground effort
conducted by the county. Heeder
said Bradford was one of the first
counties in North Florida to sub-
mit all the necessary paperwork
to get aerial spraying started.
While many Bradford residents
have already received FEMA as-
sistance or have been told by the
agency that they will soon be get-
ting money, the agency has noti-
fied other area residents that they
do not qualify for relief. Those
notifications are made through
what York called a determination
letter. He said that residents who
receive such letters should care-
fully read the entire document,
and not just the first paragraph,
which tells them they do not
qualify for aid.
"It could be something as
simple as their Social Security
number not matching up with
our records," he said. "Many of
the problems outlined in the let-
ters can be easily handled." York
added that determination letters
often give claimants other op-
tions, even if FEMA has initially
turned them down.
Heeder also said residents
should read the entire letter.
"One woman called me ear-
lier this week," he said, "up-
set that she had gotten a letter
from FEMA that told her she
didn't qualify for help. After
she calmed down and I got.her
to read the entire letter, she saw
there were some things she could
still do to get help."
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4A BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
S Across the Garden
Fence is a new column
t y sponsored by the Bradford
*'- County Extension Service.
O Readers who wish to pose
o gardening questions should
forward them to Mary Bridg-
man at firstname.lastname@example.org.
S/ My muscadine grapevines are
not producing as much fruit this
year. I'm wondering why. Perhaps
I pruned them too late, or the drought we expe-
rienced before Tropical Storm Debby hit may
have had something to do with it.
--Grady Overstreet, Starke
The drought we experienced earlier this year
may well be a contributing factor. The most criti-
cal time for irrigation is May through June, and our
rain activity didn't pick up until later in June.
The fruit, of muscadine grapes is borne in six-
to-12-berry clusters on the current year's growth.
Flowers appear after several weeks of shoot growth,
usually in late April. Muscadirie grapes rarely sus-
tain frost injury in the spring due to the late bloom
date. But, some cultivars are susceptible, to winter
injury. Pruning in November or December can ex-
acerbate the degree of winter injury, so the best
time to prune is mid-January to mid-March.
Soil 'pH should be in the range of 5.5
to- 6.5. You may want to have your soil
tested-to determine whether it has any
miqronutrient deficiencies. Otherwise,
each mature vine should be fertilized with
three to four pounds of an 8-8-8 formula
in March and June/July. More information
about muscadine grapes is available on,
the IFAS website, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
hslOO. Good luck!'
I have two pecan I .
trees in my yard. One
of them is a seedling,
and the nuts always
fill out nicely. How-
ever, the cultivar I
purchased produces V
poorly filled-out '
nuts. What's wrong?
starts with pollination Mary W. Bridgman
and can be divided
into two district phases throughout the growing
season. Phase one occurs from pollination to shell
hardening; phase two from shell hardening until the
shuck splits. The kernel develops and fills out dur-
ing phase two, which begins around mid-August.
The degree to which nuts are filled is determined
by a large number of interrelated factors. In your
case, it may be the cultivar you purchased produc-
es larger nuts than your seedling. Because it takes
more food materials to properly fill a large nut than
a small one, such as your seedling, the incomplete
"fill" may be related to a nutrient deficiency.
Other factors include the condition of the tree's
leaves, the size of the preceding crop, the
RA ~ON presence of insect and disease injuries,
- cross-pollination, and weather condi-
St. Matthews Free Methodist
Church, 1199 E. Bro% nlee
St. in Starke, in ites e\er\one
to its pastor's anni ersar\
celebration beginning Frida\.
Jul\ 20. at 7:30 p.m. and
continuing at the National
Guard Armory on Edwards
Road at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on
Sunday, July 22.
New River N.C. Methodist
Church, C.R. :125 in Union
County, will host a benefit sing.
for Juanita and Lamar Scott
featuring The Cavaliers, The
Gospel Sounds, The Carter
Family and others on Saturday,
July 21, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone
is welcome. Refreshments will
New Bethel Baptist Church,
901 Keller St. in Starke,
invites everyone to the
ordination ser ice for Minisier
Esther Kell. on Sunday. Jul\
22, at 3 p.m.
Fellowship. 325 N. Christian
St., \\ill hold revial a\ith the
Rev. Jonathan Church July
22-25. Service begins at 6
p.m. on Sunday and 7:30 p.m.
on weeknights. Everyone is
Greater Allen Chapel
A.M.E. Church's Family and
Friends Day will be July 21
and 22. On Saturday, there
will be an Old Time Bazaar
with a cakewalk, sack race
and other fun activities from
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 11
a.m. service on Sunday will
be conducted by the Jovquins
from Jacksonville, with the
Rev. Glenn Dames in charge
of the 4 p.m. service.
Love Grows Pentecostal
Temple in Pleasant Grove will
present a two-night revival
with missionary Karen Coehn
on Friday, July 27, at 7:30
p.m. and Saturday, July 28, at
5 p.m. All are invited.
Fellowship Baptist Church,
S.R. 121 in Raiford, has
is offering free clothing to
families in need on the first
Saturday of each month from
9:30 a.m. to noon.
JIt may be helpful for you to take a sam-
ple of leaves and nuts to the extension of-
fice, 2266 N. Temple Ave. in Starke, for
more 'specific recommendations. Thanks
for your question, Linda.
The 5 W's of 4-H: Who, what, when, where, why
BY BRITTANY STAHL
Bradford Colnty 4-H Intern
.Many of us hear 4-H and think
of showing animals, qpmmunity
clubs, or are just confused, but
4-H is far more than just cows
or agriculture. 4-H offers a wide
variety of activities and learning
opportunities for children and
4-H -was founded over 100
years ago in Ohio with the mis-
sion of connecting technology
with agriculture through youth
development. Many farmer?
were hesitant about new agricul-
ture techniques. However, the
camps, clubs and 'enrichment members maintain record books
programs. and participate in competitions to
Children ages 5-18 can be 4-H show off what they have learned.
members, and adults can be 4-H At the end of the year, animals
volunteers. To become a mem- and projects are shown at fair,
ber, register for clubs or get club record books are judged and a
information, there is an enrol- banquet is held.
mert night every year at the end Camps-
of August or-beginning of Sep-
tember. Registration for camps An overnight camp and sev-
and events arkmade throughout eral day, camps run throughout
the year. the summer. There are still op-
Clubs portunities to get involved in this.
cimi.',Ic ln~ d nm K~
Clubs run from September to
May and cover many project top-
ics. In Bradford County, there
are general, clubs, shooting sports
younger people were more wel- clubs and animal clubs. General
coming to hew.ideas and wanted clubs,.such as Clover Blossoms,
1to work to solve agricultural is- Firecrackers, and GRITS, cover
*sues. Therefore, youth were the many topics. Shooting sports
Perfect way to spread knowledge, clubs, such as Clay Busters and
Xand use of new agricultural tech- Northside Archery, teach fire-
niques. arm safety and proper handling
-,.The 4-H program is a part of while providing members with
: the Cooperative Extension Sys- opportunities to operate firearms
tfem under the National-Institute or bows' on a safe range run by a
:of: Food and Agriculture. There certified instructor.
'are Extension Offices nation- In animal clubs, such as Al-
.wide that employ 4-H agents to ligator Creek, Hoof Beats arid
help youth develop life skills and' Green Acres, members raise,
critical thinking skills through' spre for and compete in livestock
shows. Throughout'the 4-H year,
The Bradford County Vet-
:erans Service Office will be
closed Friday, July 27, through
Wednesday, Aug. 1. The office
will reopen on Thursday, Aug.
2;, and will have supplemental
hours on Monday, July 23, from
8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more informa-
iion, please call Barbara Fischer
Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5
p.in. on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8,
a.m. to noon on Fridays.
VFW Post 1016 will meet
the post home. Commander Bri-
an Wyatt will preside.
.Membership information is
available at the post home, locat-
ed on North Bay Street in Starke,
ui mmer s last uay campiii, ,nowV
This camp teaches kids about
democracyand provides firsthand
experience in the development
of bills into laws. It will be held
Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and is intended for children age
11 and older. Registration is still
open and 4-H membership is not
Camps are a perfect oppor-
tunity for kids to get involved,
make friends -and learn some-
For more information, contact
the Bradford County Extension
Office at 904-966-6224, or go to
behind New Method Cleaners on
The Bradford County Public
Library is located at 456 W. Pratt
St. in Starke. For a full sched-
ule of events, pick up a calendar
from the front desk today. You
can also get the latest BCPL
news and event notifications on
Facebook at www.facebook.
com/bradfordlibrary. For more
information on these- programs
or other services, please call 904-
368-3911 or visit www.bcpli-
Lights out at the library
What happens when you cross
the game of golf with the game
of pool and turn out the lights?
Find out at Bradford County
Public Library's Glow in the
Dark Games! A variety of-laugh
inducing games will challenge
teens ages 9-12 as they com-
pete for fun on Wednesday, July
18, from 2- 4 p.m. Teens play on
Thursday, July 19, from 6-7:30
The Masonic family of Brad-
ford County will host an appre-
ciation banquet of senior mem-
bers of the fraternity on Aug. 8
at 7 p.m. at the National Guard
Armory on Edwards Road in
Tickets are $20 in advance and
$25 at the door. To purchase,
contact a member of Morning
Star Lodge No. 26, Dell Chap-
ter No. 168 Order of the Eastern
Star, Francis Chapter Order of
Family movie time
Trouble seems to follow these
chipmunks wherever they go, but
-it never wrecks the fun they have.
No tickets are required to set sail
on this adventure. Set course for
Bradford County Public Library
on Tuesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
fur and fun
Things are going to get wild
at your library on Thursday, July
26. The Jacksonville Zoofari
Show starts at 11 a.m. inside the
library's meeting room. All chil-
dren are incomeme to"come see
what surprises the animal han-
Give a warm gift
Help keep someone warm this
the Eastern Star, the Heroines of
Jericho or the Royal Arch.
Mt. Zion Church
presents play in Lawtey
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church will
present the play "In My Sprite,"
written and directed by Barry S.
McLeod at Lawtey Community
School on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. Tick-
ets are $12 in advance, and $15
the day of the show. Proceeds
will benefit church construction.
For more information or tickets,
please call 904-782-3477 or 904-
winter. Make a no-sew throw:
, that will bring comfort on cold-
nights. We will be turning yards
on fleece into gifts of caring for
residents of Windsor Manor on.
Friday, July 27, from 9:00 a.m.:'
to 4:30 p.m. You don't have to be"
ah experienced crafter to partici-.'
pate! Anyone who would like to
donate,one or two yards of fleece.
can drop the material off at the'
Bradford County Public Library,-
Food Fear Factor
-Adults and teens are invited to
dine at the library on Aug. 2 at-
6 p.m. Reservations are required.
The tables will be covered with
platters of scrumptious delica-;
cies that you won't find in local!
restaurants. You will be feasting;
on Chocolate-Covered Bat Stom:
ach, Bone Crusher Delight, Ra-
dioactive Zombie Brain, Firefly
Punch, Tongue-Tied Turnovers
and Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts.'
Sound disgusting? Wait until
you these fine foods are coating
your tonge an,.sliding down
your throat. .ThedJult~asnd:teenr
that eats everything that is served,
to them will be rewarded for hav;
ing a stomach made of steel and
the determination of a warrior.
Breakfast Club hosts
school candidates i
The Men's Breakfast Club will'
host a free breakfast at the Ma-
sonic Hall at 709 E. Brownlee St.
in Starke on Saturday, July 21,t
10 a.m. Candidates for Bradford
County school offices are invited
to attend along with members of
the general public. For more in-
formation, please call 904-263-
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH
First United Methodist makes up sports camp
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
Members of Starke's First
United Methodist Church
wrapped up their weeklong VBS
sports camp July 13 after Tropi-
cal Storm Debby rained out the
The children's director for the
congregation, -Lorrie Allen, said
the church decided to replace the
traditional vacation Bible school
format with the sports theme after
a church in Tampa experienced
success with the approach.
"They saw that with the tradi-
Stional VBS at their :church they
were just having the children
from the church lattendi and they
would bring friends from other
churches. It was not like an out-
"We are trying," Allen said,
"to connect with kids and do
Baseball and its derivatives
played a major part in the camp
because of the event's loca-
tion at the Edwards Road sports
complex with its abundance of
diamonds. Children also par-
ticipated in soccer, cheerleading,
football and other activities.
Pastor Mike Moore echoed
Allen's desire for the event to
reach children that don't usually
He added that during each day
of the camp, its leaders took a
sports concept like teamwork
and then tied that to a biblical
"They talked about endurance
the first day," he said, "and used
that to talk about the biblical
teachings of Paul. He had to en-
dure the floggings and beatings
and shipwrecks and all those
things. They integrated good
theology and biblical principles
with sports. It was a lot of fun."
Addison Andrews, 11, connects for a base hit.
Conner Pressley declares, "I'm a man of talent," before ,
he walks to the plate. The 7-year-old later slapped a
single to right field.
Continued from 1A
Some areas on the upper Su-
wannee. River and many lakes
and tributaries of the Santa Fe
River experienced major flood-
ing. The Suwannee River at
White Springs rose 32 feet in
two days, cresting at almost
85.3 feet. The Suwannee River
at Suwannee Springs crested at
almost 70.3 feet. The New River
near Lake Butler and the Santa
Fe River at Worthington Springs
-crested with the highest stage
since 1992 and both exceeded
the 10 percent flood. The Santa
Fe at O'Leno State Park crested
higher than any recorded flood
By the end of June, levels in
all but two district monitor wells
had risen. Wells near the Suwan-
nee and Santa Fe rivers rose to
their highest levels since previ-
ous floods. Eighteen percent of
monitor wells were' above nor-
mal, 34 percent were normal, 13
percent were below normal, and
34 percent were in the lowest 10
percent of records.
The three-month outlook is-
sued by the Climate Prediction
Center calls for above-normal
precipitation and temperatures
The district's June hydrologic
conditions report is available at
Like us on
in honor of
State Rep. Charles Van Zant
and the Florida Dephrtment of
Transportation invite you to at-
tend a ceremony on Tuesday,
July 24, at 10 a.m. to dedicate a
portion of C.R. 18 in Bradford
County as the Santa Fe Military
Trail. One of the signs that will
be erected along C.R. 18 will be
unveiled at the ceremony.
The location of the ceremony
is at the intersection of S.R. 100
and C.R. 18 near the Montgom-
ery Presbyterian Center sign.
The 2012 Florida State Legis-
lature designated the portion of
C.R. 18 in Bradford, Union and
Columbia Counties between S.R.
100 in Bradford County and S.R.
20 in Columbia County as the
Santa Fe Military Trail in honor
of the ultimate sacrifice the veter-
ans from these counties made to
ensure a better quality of life for
the citizens of Bradford, Union
and Columbia counties and the.,
state of Florida.
To assist in supporting a fam-..
ily moving to Bradford County
whose belongings were lost in
a fire, please call Elaine Gouin.
at 904-966-2937 or Angie Bet-
tis at 904-364-7034. Clothing inm.
particular, women's sizes 7-14;
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF
STATE OF GEORGIA
CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. A-3246-N
IN RE: CHAD ARTHUR KAHLEY
To: Legaf'"Pathd'" GARY ALVIN'
WEEKS,"JR:, '2583'NE-.173 d StrQ,%.
Starke, Bradford County, Florida
32091- (Last Known Address)
You are hereby -'notified that on
February 28,.2012, a Petition for the
Steo-Parent Adoption of McKAYLA,
MARIE WEEKS, a female child
born to JANET MARIE KAHLEY on
February 14,2007, in Warner Robins,
Georgia, was filed in the Superior
Court of Houston County, Georgia,
Adoption No. A-3246-N by the above-'
named CHAD ARTHUR KAHLEY.
You are required to file with the Clerk
of the Superior Court, and to serve
upon Petitioner's attorney, STEPHEN
N. HOLLOMAN, an answer in writing
within thirty (30) days of receipt of this
notice. A hearing on this matter will be'
held on the.281 day of August, 2012.
at 8:45 a.m.
This 22nd day of June, 2012.
Carolyn V. Sullivan, Clerk
Houston County Superior Court
7/5 4tchg 7/26-BCT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO: 04-2012-CA-0224
JAY ALAN MOODY, SR., AND ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY
ALAN MOODY, SR., IF ANY; JAY
ALAN MOODY, JR. IF ANY, AND
..ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY
:.:ALAN MOODY, JR.; ANY AND ALL
',UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
.!'BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
: AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
...WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
":DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
:. UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
;:AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
::HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
.OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
:;JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
S::AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
NOTICE OF ACTION -
TO: Jay A. Moody, Sr.
6649 HWY 21
Keystone Heights, FL 32656-9717
Jay A. Moody, Jr.
8641 NW 2191, St.
Starke, FL 32091
YOU ARE: HEREBY NOTIFIED that
.an action to "foreclose a 'mortgage
on the following'property in Bradford
The property involved is that certain
parcel, lot or unit situate, lying and
being in Bradford County, Florida, as
set forthin the. M gage recorded in
Offfcial'Redord's Bbok1 1'40, at'Pages
0095 thru 0097, more particularly
described as follows:
A parcel of land lying in the SW A% of
the NE 14 of Section 27, Township
5 South, Range 21 East, Bradford
County, Florida; said parcel being
more particularly described as
Commence at a found 6" x 6" concrete
monument located at the NW corner of
the SW 14 of NE % of said Section 27
and run South 00 degrees 48 minutes
30 seconds East, along the West line
of said SW 'A of NE %, for distance of
406.93 feet to a set /2" iron rod for the
Point of Beginning. From the Point of
Beginning thus described continuing
South 00 degrees 48 minutes 30
seconds East, along the West line, for
a distance of 200.24 feet to a found
/2" iron rod located on the Northerly
R/W line of NW 219th Street; thence
run South 81 degrees 37 minutes 56
seconds East, along said R/W line,
for the distance of 220.33 feet to a
set of V2" iron rod; thence run North
00 degrees 47 minutes 22' seconds
West for a distance of.200.23 feet to
a set /2" iron rod; thence run North,
81 degrees 37 minutes 56 seconds
West, parallel with said Northerly
R/W line of-NW 219* Street, for a
distance-of 220.40 feet to the Point of
The above* described parcel being'
a portion of lands described in ORB
817, page 263 of the public records
of said County.
The physical location of the property
is 8641 NW 21911 St., Starke, FL
Has been filed against you (and any
unknown spouse of Jay Alan Moody,
-Sr. and Jay Alan Moody, Jr.), and you
i Are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on Laurence
H. Bartlett, Plaintiff's attorney whose
address is P.O. Box 9547, Daytona.
Beach, Florida. 32120-9547 within
thirty (30) days of the date of the first
publication of this notice, on or before'
August 11, 2012, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court wither
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
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to schedule an appointment.
or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Dated this 2n' day of July, 2012.
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
BY: LISA BRANNON
If you. are a person with a disability
who needs accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Information Technology,
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IN.THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR BRADFORD COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 04-2012-CP-0048
In re: THE ESTATE OF
IVALENE C. CHITTY,
also known as
IVALENE COPELAND CHITTY,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Ivalene ,C. Chitty, also known as
Ivalene Copeland Chity, deceased,
-whose date of death was May 29,
2012 and whose Social Security
Number is ***-**-6037, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Bradford
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Bradford County
Courthouse, 945 North. Temple
Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091. The
name and address of the personal
representatives and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice is required to
be served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other' creditors' of .the-decedent
another personshaving claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 19, 2012.
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Starke, Florida 32091
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6A BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULy 19, 2012
Forest ranger Greg Jackson demonstrates radio
Continued from 2A
Brown takes one final swipe
before reaching his conclusion:
)"Regardless of the district's
claim that it has imposed an en-
ergy conservation program, the
fact rentains its electric usage has
increased a total of 32.39 percent
over the past 128 months, with
a 22.82 percent increased usage
occurring during just the last 42
months. In other words; nearly
80 percent of the district's in-
creased consumption of electri-
cal power over the last 10 years
has occurred during the last 42
months while Superintendent
Moore has held office. This is
why the district's electric bills
continue increase each year. The
city strongly encourages the dis-
trict to begin implementing the
recommendations of its energy
audit and to do so not only in
words but in action and deed."
Brown concludes that the dis-
trict's "error-ridden" reply is just
another distraction from the le-
gal question before the PSC, the
question of jurisdiction. The dis-
trict complaint doesn't address
a real rate structure issue based
on the definition, according to
Brown.. The city uses a PSC-
approved formula for its calcula-
tions, the process has been exam-
ined by auditors, FMPA and now
,SAIC, and the rates assessed by
the city are both legal and appro-
priate, Brown wrote.
Danette Landry holds her daughter, Kylle, who gets a
high five from Smokey Bear.
The Bradford County Exten-
sion Service will present a food
preservation program Thursday,
Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the extension office. The
program emphasizes the proper
techniques for canning food
safely, and the cost is $7 to cover
Attendees will receive freshly
made jam, the latest food pres-
ervation information and door
prizes. The latest edition of "So
Easy to Preserve" will be avail-
able for $15.
To register by Tuesday,.Aug.
14, please call the extension of-
fice at 904-966-6299.
Heilbron Springs Fire Depart-
ment will host its first ever po-
litical rally on Aug. 11 at the fire
department. The rally will begin
at 5:30 p.m. with chicken and
dinners being served for only $5.
Firefighter Ben Carter will pres-
ent live entertainment until 7 p.m.
when the candidates will begin
their speeches. Please come put
and support your fire department
Forest ranger Austin Thomas demonstrates the method
used to start a fire line. Greg Jackson watches nearby.
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E I O I E OBITUARIES
G .I.N,.J EDITORIAL
NEWS FROM BRADFORD COUNTY, UNION COUNTY AND THE LAKE REGION
UCHS greats work with large
group at annual football clinic
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Young football players may
not get the opportunity to play
in the NFL as adults, but'some
of the almost 200 children who
participated in the second annual
CJ. Spiller-Gerard Warren USA
Football Fundamentals clinic
on July 1-3 got to experience
what it's like to be chased by a
6-4, 300-pound-plus defensive
Some of the older children
at the one-day clinic, which
was open to ages 7-15, found
they had an extra gear when it
came to maneuvering their way
around cones, thanks to Warren,
an 11-year NFL veteran, giving
;chase and yelling, "Someone's
coming after you!"
It was all in good fun, though,
as hometown heroes Warren and
Spiller were joined by several
notable football names to give
children an opportunity to learn
and develop skills. The clinic,
Dee Covey catches a
pass during the July
13 C.J. Spiller-Gerard
Warren football clinic.
July 27 golf
The third annual .Union Coun-
ty High School football program
fundraising golf tournament will
be held Friday, July 27, at the
Starke Golf and Country Club.
The four-man best ball tourna-
ment will begin with a shotgun
start at 8 a.m. The cost is $50 per
person or $180 per team.
Lunch will be provided, and
there will be door prizes and
prizes for longest drive, closest
to the pin, putting, straightest
drive and getting a hole in one.
Sponsorship opportunities are
For more information, please
call Ronriy Pruitt 'at 386-496-
.2569 or Matthew EliK'son at 352-
275-8697. You may also email
Pruitt at email@example.com
or Elixson at mailto:elixsonm@
to Aug. 6
Tryouts for the Bradforid
Middle School football team
will held Monday, Aug. 6, at
8:30 a.m. at the school's football
field. Parents and guardians
are reminded that interested
students must submit physical
prior to that date. Florida High
School Athletic Association
.rules prohibit students who do
not have physical on file from
Palms Medical Group -in
Starke is providing physical free
of charge. Hours of operation are
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. ,Please call 904-364-
2900 for more information.
supported by an NFL Youth
Football Fund grant, was free.
"It always feels good to come
back home and know that you
can give back and contribute in
a positive way and try to help the
kids," said Warren, a 1997 Union
County High School graduate
who played for the University
of Florida, was the third overall
pick in the 2001 NFL draft and is
currently a member of the New
Spiller, a 2006 UCHS
graduate who played at Clemson
University, was the ninth overall
pick in the 2010 NFL draft and
a current member of the Buffalo
Bills as a running back, said
he enjoys the chance to give
the children in his hometown
something he didn't have the
chance to experience as a youth.
"As I was growing up, I didn't
have the opportunity where guys
came and put on camps and stuff
like this," Spiller said. "It was
something I always wanted to
do once I got in the situation that
"I'm glad I'm able to do it."
The two UCHS graduates
have had a tremendous amount
of success in football, as have
See CAMP, 10B
participates In a drill as
Gerard Warren gives
chase to encourage him
to move a little faster.,
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2B TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
Bradord HOSA student Jake Shireman (right) is
pictured with Bradford-Union Area Career Technical
Center teacher Teresa Jackson.
Shireman places 4th at
national HOSA event
Bradford-Union Area Career
Technical Center student Jake,
Shireman placed fourth in his
division at the 351h annual Health
Occupations Students ofAmerica
National Leadership Conference,
which was held June 20-24 at
Disney's Coronado Springs
Resort in Lake Buena Vista.
Shireman, who was
accompanied by health science
teacher Teresa Jackson and her
husband, Bruce, was one of 100-
120' students competing in the
Researched Persuasive Speaking
division. A student from Utah
won the division, while students
from Tennessee and California
placecdsecond and third.
SThe top three, finalists in
each event at each state-level
TiOSA conference earned the
right to compete at the national
event. Shireman placed first in
the Florida competition with
his speech "Fat Tax: Fighting,
Obesity by Raising the Price of
Fatty and Unhealthy Foods" and
in the first Bradford-Union Career
Technical 'Center student to earn
a win at the state conference and
place at the national conference.
The national conference,which
Consisted of more than 7,100
delegates, judges and guests,
officially began on June 20 with
HOSA delegates receiving their
registration materials, name.
badges, conference' i'figi "ndd
program books. That evening's
activities began with singing and
dancing along with DJ Charles
and various Disney characters. A
parade of students carrying state
flags across the stage showcased
each state in attendance.
: Narcissus Willis, the Florida -
Department of Education's
health science state supervisor,
and Gregory Cotes, Florida
HOSA president, welcomed the
The highlight of the. evening
was keynote speaker J.R.
Martinez, who is probably best
known" for his winning the T13i
,season of "Dancing with the'
Stars." In 2003, Martinez was
severely burned over 40 percent
of his body after his Humvee hit
4 land mine during active duty in
Karbala, Iraq. His story from a
patient's viewpoint provided an
-understanding of the powerful
impact that healthcare workers
can have on their patients. He
shared a message about how
change and adapting, to life's
obstacles can be positive.
, Most of the 56 competitive
events were held June 21-22 at
various locations around Disney..
Shireman was scheduled tQ
-compete on June 21. He gave his
speech to the judges in one of the
three rooms in which this event
The national finalists were
not announced until the
June 23. awards ceremony.
In the meantime, there were
opportunities to participate with
the different workshops, exhibits
or resort activities that were
Bradford HOSA members
have experienced -tremendous
successes this past year and are
looking forward to continuing
the momentum. The adviser and
student members are grateful
to Bradford-Union Area Career
Technical Center administrators
Christy Reddish and David
Harris for their encouragement
and appreciate 'those in the
community who donated money
and time in order to provide the
opportunity for the school to
Shireman, who is currently
enrolled at Southern Arkansas
University after graduating from
Bradford High School, plans to
become a registered nurse.
Bradford AAU program's goal goes!
beyond the game of basketball
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
They say it's not whether you
win or lose, but how you play the
game, and a new, youth program
in Bradford County is taking
that saying to heart, applying it
to not just basketball, but to life
The Runnin' Tigers Youth
AAU Basketball Association
has given boys in the fifth, sixth
and seventh grades this year a
chance to play basketball in a
competitive league. Andre Lee,
Fifth-grade team member
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director, said it's the type of
competitive showcase for the
county's talent that didn't exist
before with only recreation-level
basketball available in Bradford
County outside of interscholastic
__ "We're filling a void.," Lee
More than that, though, the
program brings members of the
community together to work
toward a common goal of raising
children to become successful in
"We want to. get back to a
village raising a child," Lee
The program, which Lee
said came about through God's
vision, consisted of 27 boys this
year. They made up one fifth-
grade team and one seventh-
grade team. (Every player but
one on the older team was a
sixth-grader. However, with
at least one seventh-grader,
the 'team had to compete as a
seventh-grade team against other
Pedro Carter Sr. served as
head coach, while Glen Carter,
Calvin Lane and Thomas Webb
served as assistant coaches.
To compete in an AAU-type
program in the past, Bradford
County youth had to travel to
a city like Gainesville. Lee
admitted he doesn't like the
thought of Bradford County
children using their talents to
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Bradford seventh-grade team member Chris :
Cummings (left) drives pas; a defender.
benefit an out-of-area team. their final home games on July
"Here's a platform for our 6. At the Sunshine State Games.
kids," he said. the seventh-grade team placed.
The teams, which played their -third.
home games at the RJE gym, "We compete at a high level,"
"took a licking" at the start of Lee said. "More than that; I
the season, Lee said. However, ;
the two teams had not lost a See AAU, 5B'
game since March heading into
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION 3B
Katie Huddleston and Chad Goulet
Goulet, Huddleston wed June 2
Katie Huddleston of Keystone
Heights and Chad Goulet of
Inverness were married at
Ouir Lady' Star of the Sea in
Ponte Vedra Beach on June 2,
2012, with the Rev. Jim Prose
and, Deacon Robert Smith
performing thd ceremony.
i The bride is the daughter of
Wayne and Martha Huddleston
of Keystone, Heights. She
giaduatedfrom Keystone Heights
I-figh School in 2005, and then
firm Santa Fe College with her
associate of arts degree in 2007.
She then continued her studies at
Phim Beach Atlantic University
ajd' received her bachelor of
science in molecular bi6logy
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in 2009. More recently, she
attended Campbell University
and is a third-year student in
M.S. Clinical Research 2011
and doctorate of pharmacy. She
is a pharmacy intern for CVS
and a biology lab instructor
at Campbell University.
She attends First Baptist
Church of Keystone Heights.
The groom is the son of
Lawrence and Susan Goulet of
Inverness. He is a 2006 graduate
of Tri .y Catholic High
School, and graduated from
Palm Beach Atlantic University
with a bachelor of science in
business management in 2010.
. The bride was given in
marriage by her parents. She
wore an ivory corset-style
Maggie Sottero fitted a-line
gown with embellished lace,
finely constructed organza
flower motffs along the hem and
flowing onto a cathedral train,
accompanied with a cathedral
tulle veil, a custom organza
flower hair piece, tear- drop
earrings, and beach-blue peep
toe heels with a six pence inside
the heel. The bride also wore her
mother's garter and carried her
grandmother's handkerchief in
Her bouquet was filled
with. creamy ivory garden
roses, creamy, ivory porcelain
roses, ivory hydrangeas, and
accented with coral garden
roses, all wrapped with
ivory satin ribbon and her
The matron of honor was
sister of the bride, Amy Barry
of Orange Park. Bridesmaides
were Grace Huddleston of St.
Augustine, Jessica Hagans of
Keystone Heights, and Rachel
Krueger of Dunn, N.C. The
junior bridesmaid was Brooke
Barry and flower girl was,
Brynna Barry, both of Orange
Park and both nieces of the bride.
The bride's attendants wore
blue Alfred Angelo knee-
length, one-shoulder dresses,
accented with a pearl necklace
and earrings and a coral organza
flower hair piece. They carried
bouquets with coral hypericum
berry, coral alstromeria, coral
garden roses, coral brovardia
and coral porcelain spray roses.
The groom wore a black
suit with a long-sleeve white
collared shirt, black suspenders
accented with a silver' satin
tie and pocket square, and he
matched the bride's shoes with
blue argyle socks. He also wore
sterling silver cuff links that
were gifted to him by the bride.
The best man was brother
of the 'groom, Scott Goulet
of Inverness. Groomsmen
were Stephen Hanewinckel of
Dunn6llon, Chadd Groom of
Ocala and Christopher Kindgree'
of Inverness. The junior
groomsmen was Brett Barry of
Orange Park,nephew of the bride.
The groom's attendants wore
a grey suit with a long-sleeve,
white collared shirt with black
suspenders accented with a blue,
satin tie and pocket square, and
matching blue argyle socks.
The bell ringers were Blaize
Barry and Walker Huddleston,
nephews of the bride. The
pianists were Mrs. Nancy
Gentry and Mr. Glenn Calcote.
Soloist was Mrs. Christa Frakes.
A reception was held at
the Serenata Beach Club at
Ponte Vedra Beach. The guests
enjoyed a vintage Florida beach
wedding with hues of beach blue
and coral peach. Tables with
beach-blue overlays alternated
between large candles on cut-
glass stands accented with
beach shells, tapered candles in
cut-glass candle stick holders,
and mercury glass votives and
vintage blue mason jars with
hydrangea and baby's breath
flower arrangements set on
top of old Florida books and
accented with tapered candles
in cut-glass candle stick holders
and cut-glass votives. The guests
enjoyed a lovely place, setting
with a silver charger, white
napkin and a sugar starfish on top.
Guests were gifted with
small jars of orange blossom
honey that were bottled by the
bride and groom at the bride's
uncle's family apiaries. The
guests enjoyed a beautiful view
as the room donned full- length
glass windows across the room
to reveal the beautiful patio
that is built into thesand dunes
to highlight the magnificent
beach and ocean waves.
The wedding cake was a
4-tier, round layered'cake with
alternating layers of blue and
ivory icing that was accented
with ornate details and scrolls.
The cake was a yellow cake
with white chocolate frosting.
The cake was set on top of an
ornate silver stand and was
topped with a Lennox bride
and groom topper. The groom's
cake .was cut and served at the
rehearsal dinner the evening
before the wedding. It,was a
homemade German chocolate
cake with traditional frosting.
The couple took a seven-day
Royal Caribbean Cruise to the
Eastern Caribbean. The couple
will reside in Lillington, N:C.
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If this principle were adhered
to, recessions and depressions
would not occur. We would
maintain a very strong market.
.If we allow businesses to exceed
what the market will bear, the
market will decline. As layoffs
occur, markets continue to
decline leading to more layoffs,
leading to more market decline.
I A properly designed oversight
committee could detect early
market decline enabling proper
methods'to be applied to keep
the market strong. We permitted
corporate officials to draw
multimillion dollar salaries plus.
multimillion dollar bonuses
while the corporations are going
bankrupt. This, coupled with
lack of oversight, has led to the
serious recession we are in now.
We need stronger antitrust
laws and reinstated usery laws
,to bring interest down to 10 or
12 percent. This would tend to
keep the market strong. If we
have a strong market someone
will supply it. Proof: we spend
billions of dollars to stop drug
trafficking, but dealers still risk
their lives to supply that market.
Glenn E. Barrick
we still felt blessed each day,
thanks to these wonderful
people, many of whose ,names
are not included. Although there
is much to be restored, we would
not be anywhere near recovery if
all of these folks had not given
us so much help. A mere thank
you cannot begin to express our
Jim and Elisa Biggs
Family in need
This week I have been
told about a family who lost
everything in a fire. They are
moving to the Bradford County
They are looking for a place
to live and their money will be
available on Aug. 1.
They are in need of clothing.
The youngest girl wears an 8 to
10, the oldest daughter wears a
12 to 14, and the single mother
wears approximately a 7 to 10 in
. If anyone wishes to help this
family, please call Elaine Gouin
at 904-966-2937 or Angie Bettis
Thank you for your help.
/ Elaine Presley Gouin
Lake residents Dear Editor:
k r eI was appalled today to receive
give thanks a letter from Beth Moore,
superintendent of schools that
.Dear Editor: made excuses and blamed the
Since' we have lived on state for the fact my child's
Sampson Lake outside of Starke school grade is a "D" at Brooker
for the past 17 years, we have Elementary.
flooded three times: 1998, 2004 She. claims that this is due to
and 2012. Never before have we the fact that the state has changed
received so much assistance as the grading scale for FCAT.
this year. However, Union County and
We would like to extend our several other adjoining counties
heartfelt gratitude to the Florida continue to boast "A" schools.
Baptist -Convention Disaster These schools have faced the
Relief team who so generously same regulations and budget cuts
gave up their homes and their that Bradford County has over
valuable -time to come to our the last few years.
assistance. Thanks to Madison Why is it that, we do not have
Street Baptist.Church for housing one "A" school in the Bradford
and feeding the wonderful County school district? In fact,the
volunteers. The volunteers were majority of our schools are a "C"
inm our home three days -taking or lower. In Mrs. Moore's letter,
out carpet, 'cutting wagls'-ip'-4 -she stated that parents should not
feet high and spraying for mold be alarmed. I am sorry, but a "D"
and mildew; taking at least 10- school makes my alarms go off.
large trailer loads of debris to the I am not only concerned; I find
dump, and cleaning our home so this unacceptable.
it was somewhat in order after The problem may be with the
they swept and mopped. They unstable nature of our schools.
are a wonderful groupfrom many Why have both of the schools
areas of Florida but were led by my children attend (Brooker
locals, including Steve Norris, Elementary and Bradford High
Gerald Moody and Rick Ward, School) each had three principals
who aiifig'e'd their help for us. in her 3,5-year term? Bradford
Special people they all are and a High School has had six different
real Godsend to us. assistant principals during this
We also would like to thank
Randy Alldredge and Andy *
Nichols of Sunstate Collision,
Keeling, our dear friends, "
Chief Terry McCarthy and the
Fire Department, County
Manager Brad Carter, Brian
Johns, emergency management
director, and a heartfelt thanks
to Sheriff Gordon Smith and his
administrative team for getting
the emergency declarations
working and purchasing the
sandbags needed. These folks
laid sandbags, checked on us
daily and helped during the worst
part of the water pumping out of *5 Acres with Hig
the house. *6000+ Sq. Ft. Bu
During the entire time and+ Sq t. B
-under such dire circumstances, Call 352-
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same time frame. Except for
one school, EVERY school in
the district has had a change of
principal or director during her
short term. l..believe that Mrs.
Moore is not able to lead a team
of people to be successful because
she keeps changing the team and
she cannot give any clear answer
or reason for these shifts.
How can we have success when
our teachers and administrators
are constantly scrambling every
year to re-structure?
I have witnessed first-hand the
struggles these changes and re-
structuring cause for a school .It is
appearing to me that Mrs. Moore
is not able to work on a team
where she has to give power to
'other leaders, such as our school
administrators. As a concerned
parent, it is time to put someone
in the superintendent's position
that is capable of working on
,a team to stabilize our school
system, raise the morale and deal
with the issues at hand.
Then, as a community, we
can be confident that. the person
running this school district is
making decisions in the best
interest of our children. We are
tired of "Moore" excuses..
rates not so
An article in the Times- Union
this weekend was troubling
to me. This article was about
communities within 60 miles of
Jacksonville that are shrinking
in population. Starke is leading
the list. Our current population is
5,389, which is 57 less residents
than 15 months ago.
Several factors can be blamed
for this problem, but as a real
estate broker I can attest to one
issue that we can correct. Most,
buyers that walk into our office
say they want to look at houses
for sale, but do not bother
showing them anything within
the city limits of Starke. When
asked why, they say it is because
they don't want to pay the high
electrical fees charged by the
It may have been true at one
time the city did add on a fuel-
adjustment charge that had no
logical explanation. I believe
this has been corrected and the
current charge per kilowatt hour
plus fuel adjustment is within
reason when compared to FPL
and Clay Electric.
Coldwell Banker Smith and
ilding *4" Well
Why does a small group of
people in this country have the
right to say what should or should
not be placed on government
land? I thought all Americans
had equal rights?
First of all, it should be equal
rights for all. That includes
Christian and other religions. But
leave the monument alone! Also,
if there is no God, what are they
worried about? I will be the fool
because I worship my God.
It is my right to believe or not
to believe in God, as it is theirs to
believe that there is no God.
Our land was founded on "In
God We Trust." That is why so
many men and women have lost
their lives defending the freedom
Now a small group wants to
push its belief on us and give us
no choice but its. The ground the
monument is on is my land, too.
I am part of this government,
which has already taken many of
my rights away from freedom of
If they don't want to look at
the monument, don't look. That
is their right as an American. Just
pass on by. But don't take the
beauty I see from the monument
away from me. The monument
can't cause them a problem, if it
15070 US Hwy 301 S Starke, FL
Boots Hats Buckles
is only stone with words written
on it, right? But the words and
meaning on the monument mean
something to the ones who
treasure them. This is my right
as an Amerioan.
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Ihi our kids have grown as
3That, to those involved in the
program, is the most important
thing. Lee said being able to play
basketball is fine, but not every
child is going to grow up to be
a star college player or make- it'
to the NBA. Those involved in
the:program want to help those
children talented enough to go
play in college and, perhaps,
beyond, do so, but -their main
goal is to ;prepare' them to be
successful in other career fields
and to be "good human beings,"
A big part of that is an
emphasis on education. As Lee
put- it, it doesn't do a child any
good to run up and down the
court shooting 3-pointers if
he :hasn't attained the level of
education required to be able
to play in college. Therefore, in'
addition to practicing two nights
a week, players focused on'their
academics every Thursday night
with the program's academic
coordinator, Tonya Boswell.
It Was a chance for players to
a lane to the
for a rebound.
Jr. handles the
i teams. The
/ 27 players this
year, but will
2 expand to 52
study and receive one-on-one
help with any issues they were
having in school.
Lee said it was stressed to
players that they were students
first. A goal was set to have a
cumulative GPA of more than
"We far exceeded our goal,"
Lee said. "We're happy."
Just as the children filled
the dual roles of students and
athletes, the program coaches
did more than coach. They were
mentors as well, being able to
share their experiences with their
players and, hopefully, influence
them to make good decisions in
SIt's one thing to simply tell
children what to do and what not
to do, but it can have more of an
impact if an adult can talk about
the mistakes he or she made in
life and the consequences of
those mistakes, Lee said. He
willingly shared with players
how hb let his studies slide and
became academically ineligible
to play sports as a 10th-grader.
It may indeed take a village
to raise a child, and the Runnin'
Tigers program volunteers are
happy to serve as mentors and
Help children in any way they
Get your business
.". pictO~ s,
Players and coaches of the Runnin' Tigers AAU Basketball Association are: (front, I-r) Chalil Cummings, Jordan
Lee, Khristian Lee, Jordan Hill, Pedro Carter Jr., Tarey Clayton, (second row, I-r) Jalin Lane, Tavi'en Young,
Aundre Carter, Tally Chandler, Jimtaz Curry, Warrick Williams, Taurus Coleman, (third row, I-r) head coach Pedro
Carter Sr., Chris Cummings, Markel Strong, Maurice Strong, Charles Strong Jr., Oliver Griffin, Elijah Nelson,
Tylen Davis, program director Andre Lee and (back row, I-r) assistant coaches Calvin Lane, Thomas Webb and
can. That's not to negate the role
a child's family plays. In fact, the
program strives to strengthen the
family dynamic, Lee said. Next
year, there will be a"'Strong
Families" campaign, which can
best be described as a family-
building' competition. Families
will earn points for various
activities they participate in
together, from sitting together
at the same table for dinner to
attending one of the Runnin'
Tigers games or practices.
The family that earns the most
points at the end of the campaign,
which will run from January
through June, will receive up to
five tickets to Busch Gardens
Tampa and hotel lodging for two
"This is to inspire.families to
come together," Lee said.
Lee said the program will
expand next year with more
teams. The goal is have 52
Support is vital to keep the
program running.Though money
is important, Lee said what is
really needed is the participation
of more adults. Even if it's
nothing more than setting aside
the time to let a child read to
you, the program can use you.
As Lee put it, the community
has a responsibility to help
raise its children. The Runnin'
Tigers program provides the
means necessary to fulfill that
"We do need money, but we
need more good people," Lee
The Runnin' Tigers Youth
AAU Basketball Association is '
open to any child in Bradford .
County. For more information,
please call Lee at 404-287-
1032 or send email inquiries to
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Parker, 85, passed away at her
home on July 16, 2012.
Mrs. Barker was born July
29, 1926 in Fernandina Beach
to James Matthew Monds and
Cora Lee Hutto. She moved to
Worthington Springs 30 years
ago from High Springs. She was
a restaurant owner and operator.
Mrs. Barker was preceded in
death by: her son, Robert J9seph
Barker. She is survived by: three
daughters, Linda (Roy)Woods
of Lake City, Peggy (Wendell)
Long of Sanderson; and Betty
(Dean) Elixson of Worthington
Springs; a brother, Dick Monds
of Perry, Ga.; sisters, Alice
Walker of High Springs, and
Nora Lee Groover of Carterville,
Ga.; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-
grandchildren and two great-
Funeral Services will be at
11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012
at Sardis Baptist Church in
Worthington Springs. Visitation
will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 18, at Evans-
Chrter Funeral Home in High\
: Arrangements are in the care
of Evans-Carter Funeral Home.
:STARKE-Jessie L. Brewton
of Starke died on Friday,July 13,
2012, at Memorial Hospital in
Jacksonville. She was a lifelong
resident of Starke.
Mrs. Brewton was a member
of Mt. Plsgah A.M.E. Church of
Starke. She attended the local
schools of Bradford County and
was an active church member.
She was a caregiver in the
Mrs. Brewton is survived by:
her daughters, Cynthe Berenjian
of Richmon, Calif., and Sharon
HiH Sheppard of Manassas,
Va.; sons, Sheldon Hodge of
Greenwood, Miss and Quienton
Brown of Starke; a brother,
Jimmy Green of Port St. Lucie;
and a granddaughter, Stacey
Lorraine (Larry James) West of
" Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m.
in the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church
of Starke with the Rev. Gary
Slaughter officiating. Interment
will .be held at Odd Fellow
Cemetery in Starke under the
direction of Haile Funeral Home
of Starke. Visitation will be
held on Friday, July 20, at Haile
Funeral Memorial Chapel with
family hour from 4-5 p.m., and
friends may visit from 5-8 p.m.,
and then one hour prior to.the
service at the church.
Mr. Efird Burnett, 90, of
Keystone Heights went to be
with his Lord and Savior on
July 11, 2012 at the Haven
Hospice Roberts Care Center in
Palatka. He was born May 25,
1922 to the late Addie and Loy
Narrell Burnett in Jasper, where
he grew up on the family farm
in Hamilton County with five
brothers and three sisters in a
God-loving home. At the age
of 23, he was drafted into the
Air Force and was discharged
in October 1946. He was an
auto mechanic for a while, and
thefi moved to Jacksonville in
1950, where he was a carpenter
and cabinetmaker, and then a
block mason in 1956. He and
his brother Malcolm started
their own masonry contracting
company and worked together
for about. 32 years.
Mr. Burnett was always very
active in his church; he was a
deacon and chairman, a member
of the brotherhood and chairman,
a trustee on the missions
committee, as treasurer, and a
Sunday school superintendent.
Mr. Burnett was also a trustee
for the Luther Rice Seminary
in Jacksonville and chaplain of
the Optimist Club (working with
young boys). He belonged to the
Layman Witnessing Foundation
and traveled to churches all over
Florida and to many other states,
doing this work for 22 years.
-le was preceded in death by:
his first wife, Rubie; brothers
Earl, Roy, Nelson, and Lawton;
sisters, Callie, Jewel and Vivian;
and stepson, Eddie Meadows.
Survivors are: his loving wife
of 23 years, Judy Burnett;
his daughter, Brenda (Tom)
Trantham; two sons, Dwayne
(Carolyn) Burnett and Larry
'(Dianne) Burnett; a brother,
Malcolm (Gretchan) Burnett;
a stepson," Robert .(Joanne)
Meadows; four grandsons,
three great-grandsons, one
step grandsons, and two step
granddaughters. He was a very
kind, loving and generous
Funeral services were held
on July 14 at First Baptist
Church with Pastor Terry Gore
officiating. Viewing was held
one hour prior .to the services.
Burial followed at the Keystone
Heights Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers contributions can be
made to the First Baptist Church
Building Fund, 550 E. Walker
Drive, Keystone Heights, FL
32656, or the Haven Hospice
"-Roberts Care Center, 6400 St.
Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Arrangements are under the
care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral
Home of Keystone Heights.
56, of Starke, died Tuesday,
July 10, 2012, at Shands at the
University of Florida Hospital
of Gainesville following an
She was born in Regensburg,
Germany, where she was
educated, and later moved
to Starke where she attended
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local churches. She was a
Ms. Childress is survived by:
her mother, Helene Freiseler of
Regensburg; and friends, Grace
Barnes of Starke and Gabriel
, Ms. Childress will be cremated
under the direction of Haile
Funeral Home of Starke. A
memorial will be held at a later
Mark C. Friedlin, 56, passed
peacefully to heaven on July 16,
2012. He bravely fought multiple
sclerosis for several years, and
passed from complications at the
E.T. York Haven Hospice Center.
He was a native of Mandarin and
lived in Keystone Heights.
Mark studied journalism at
FSL and UF and had worked for
the Bradford County Telegraph,
Lake Region Monitor and
Gainesville Sun. He won several
awards for his journalism.
Mark is survived by: his wife,
Beth, who loved him for 23 years
and was dedicated to caring for
him while he fought MS; his
10-year-old son, Tyler, who was
also by his side playing an active
role caring for his dad; his son,
Lorien, who loved him deeply;
his beloved mother, Pat Friedlin;
sisters, Kris (Greg) Alvarez and
Nancy (Mike) Adams; a brother,
Brad (Kimberly) Friedlin; and
nieces and nephews, Mike,
Jason, Whitney, Tricia, Lindsay,
Jesse, Michael, Little Whitney,
Chason and Grady.
A memorial to celebrate
Mark's life will be held at Fresh
Start Fellowship in Keystone
Heights on Saturday, July 21,
at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, an
account has been set up at M &
S Bank, in Beth's name to help
with medical bills and expenses.
Griffis, 97, of Gainesville,
passed away June 16, 2012 at
E.T. York Haven Hospice Center
in Gainesville. She was born
in Lawtey on Dec. 31, 1914, to
the late Willie Griffis and Laura
Odessa was of the Baptist.:
faith and was a lifelong resident,:;
of Bradford County. As a child,,
Odessa worked with her family
on the farm. She enjoyed
Odessa was preceded in
death by: her husband of over
70 years, Dopsie Allen Griffis;
a son, Tracy Edward "Sonny"
Griffis Sr; sisters, Hazel Bradley-
and Madelyn Prevatt; brothers,
Lindsey Griffis, Lloyd Griffis,
and William Griffis; one great-'
grandson; and son-in-law, James
Lewis "Jamey" Evrard.
She is survived by: her'
daughter, Donna "Sissy" '
Evrard of Gainesville; three
grandchildren, six great-!
grandchildren, and 11 greaf:7
Funeral services will be held
on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at,
11 a.m. at Archie Tanner Funera)j
Home with Pastor Jimmy Scott
officiating. Interment will follow;
at Lawtey Cemetery. The family,.,
will receive friends one hour,
prior to service. Arrangements
are under the care and direction!
of Archie Tanner Funeral'
Services in Starke.
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. LAWTEY-The Rev.WilliamT
Laney died on Wednesday, July
4, 2012, leaving a wife, Martha
G. Laney; two sons, William
E. (Tammy Jo) Laney and
Anthony L.- (Jean) Laney; three
daughters, Linda Jacobs, Teresa
L. Evans and Sharon (Timmy)
Bryan; 17 grandchildren and
one great-great-grandchild. He
was predeceased by a daughter
Sheila D. Miller, that died in
Memorial services will be
held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11
a.m. at the Lawtey Church of
Family requests not to send
flowers but to donate to Haven
Hospice in Gainesville, where
he passed away, in memory of
William T. Laney.
She is survived by: her daughter,
Gloria Starling of' Kingsley
Lake; sons, Alfred Swanson and
Robert Swanson. both of Starke;
four grandchildren,. 10 great-
grandchildren and two great-
Memorial services for Mrs.
Lewis were held on July 14, in the
Dewitt C. Jones chapel in Starke
with Pastor Larry 'Strickland
officiating. Arrangements are by
Jones-Gallagher Funeral home
Annie Louise Parrish Plaster,
85, died Monday, July 16, 2012,
at Haven Hospice in Palatka
after an: extended illness. She
was born to the late Norman and
Wealthy Douglas Parrish.
She retired as a secretary from
i the Atlantic Coastline Railroad.
J She was a member of the Trinity
Baptist Church in Jacksonville.
a She was preceded in death by:
) two sons, Tom and Bill Parrish.
J Ms. Plaster is survived by: a
daughter, Patti (Joey) Tyson of
, Keystone Heights; a son, Steve
i (Debbie) Plaster of Jacksonville;
four grandchildren, and four
Funeral services will be held
f on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m.
in the chapel of Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler, which is
in charge of the arrangements.
Burial will follow. Burial will
follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery
near Lake Butler. The family
will receive friends at Archer
Funeral Home on Thursday from
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., just prior to
In Loving Memory
July 23, 2012
My darling, Harold
There's something in the
season, or maybe in the
heart that draws us closer
whether near or far
So though you may be,
miles away and missed so
very much, warm
thoughts and happy
memories still keeep us
close in touch.
Even after 15 years, I still
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Survivors are: a daughter, Sandra
(Jimmy) Bowen of Starke; two
grandchildren; and five great-
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held on Friday, July 20, 2012
at 2 p.m. in the Dewitt C. Jones
Chapel in Starke with Mr.
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His daughter, Fritzie Deneane,
had preceded him in death.
Survivors are: his wife of 39
years, Lois Stoppelbein; son,
Tim "Fritz" (Tina) Stoppelbein
of Keystone Heights; daughters,'
Nancy, Kim and Audrey; sisters,
Eleanor (James) Young of
Keystone Heights, and Kathy
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Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. in,
Freedom Baptist Church, with ,
Pastor Ken Herring officiating.
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8B TELEGRAPH, TIMES.& MONITOR B SECTION THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
A Bradford County man was
arrested after he admitted to
shooting his neighbor's dog, ac-
cording to a sheriff's office re-
Charlie Robert Griffis Jr., 42,
of Starke was arrested July 10.
According to a report, on May
29, deputies responded to a call
on Southeast 150'h Street, which
is south of C.R. 230 and east of
Southeast. C.R. 230A (Bethel
Church Road). There they met
with a woman who showed them
her white, American eskimo dog,
which had a bullet hole in its
The woman told deputies that
after she discovered the wounds,
she walked down to Griffis' resi-
dence to confront him, where he
allegedly said, "Yes, I shot your
dog because it won't stay out of
According to the report, the
suspect later told deputies he had
earlier-warned the victim about
her dog getting on his mother's
property, chasing his mother's
cats and getting into their trash.
He added that he was tired of the
neighbor not .heeding his warn-
inigs and when he again saw the
woman's dog chasing- the cats
and getting into his trash, he shot
it-,in the head with a .22-caliber
:Deputy Sherri Mann wrote in
the report that she observed a
bullet hole in the top of the dog's
head and that the bullet appeared
to exit around the ear. She added
that the dog was still alive and
that its owner was taking it to a
The allegations against Griffis
are not proven and he is pre-
sumed innocent until adjudicated
guilty by a court.
over gun, 1
BY DAN HILDEBRAN
e .tnrkp journall conm yrditonr
: One Bradford County man was
arrested after he allegedly pulled
a gun on his girlfriend's father
and the two men struggled over
Tyler Dale Hannah, 21, of
Starke was arrested July 11 for
battery and aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon without
intent to kill.
- According to a sheriff's office
report,-Hannah told Deputy Trey
McCullough that while he was
on his way to work, his girlfriend
called and told him she had got-
ten into an argument with her
mother. He went to her house
to pick her up and while wait-
ing, spun doughnuts in the fam-
ily's front yard. When the girl's
father came outside' to confront
Hannah about the property dam-
age he had caused, the 21-year
old produced a '.22-caliber rifle
from his truck. The girl's father
told deputies that he grabbed the
firearm and tried to wrest it free
from Hannah, butt wvas unable to
Hannah told the deputy that
when the girlfriend's father came
out to his truck, he was in fear for
his life. He said he took out the
gun, held it against his chest and
shouted, "Get back."
McCollough wrote in his re-
port that based on the two men's
stories and after noting marks .in
the yard and on the father's face,
he arrested Hannah.
The accusations against Han-
nah are-not proven and he is pre-
sumed innocent until adjudicated
guilty by a court.
Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested recently by lo-
* cal law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Union'or Clay (Key-
stone Heights area) counties:
Jesse Stephen Adams, 52, of
Starke was arrested July J 12 by
Starke police for possession of
marijuana and possession of nar-
cotics equipment. Bond was set
at $2,000 and he was released
Raymond Lee Alexander, 32,
of Lake Butler was arrested July
12 by Union deputies for a felony
Crystal Danielle Anderson,
30, ofStarke was arrested July
12 by Starke police for failure to
appear. Bond was set at $3,500
and she was released July 12.
Dustin Freemont Arnold, 30,
of Worthington Springs was ar-
rested July 12 by Union deputies
for possession of opium and sell-
Lonnie Thomas Bucchi, 36, of
Lake Butler was arrested July 16
by Union deputies for burglary.
Christina Rena Lee Burnette,
26, of Lake City was arrested
July 10 by Starke police for dis-
, turbing the peace. Bondy was set
at $500. and she, was .released
Jason M. Burress, 36, of
Dierks, Ark. was arrested July
14 by Bradford deputies for driv-
ing with a suspended, revoked or
expired license. Bond was set at
$500 and he was released July
John Buskager, 21, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested July
10 by Clay deputies for retail
Frankie August Caldwell Jr.,
22, of Lake Butler was arrested
July 12 by Union deputies for a
felony probation violation.
Jamar Alvon Carter, 20, of
Starke was arrested July 15 by
Bradford deputies for a misde-
meanor probation violation. He
remained in jail at press time.
Gordon Chris Crawford, 54,
of Starke was arrested July 14 by
Bradford deputies for failure to
appear. Bond was set at $25,000
and he was released July 15.
Oliver S. Crum, 61, of Starke
was arrested July 12 by Brad-
ford deputies for withholding
support. He remained in jail at
Randy Eugene DeWolfee, 55,
of Starke was arrested July 12
by Starke police for a probation
violation. He remained in jail at
Nathan Goode, 30, bf Key-
stone Heights was arrested July
13 by Clay deputies for bur-
Charlie Robert Griffis, 42, of
Starke was arrested July 10 by
Bradford deputies for animal
cruelty. He was released July
William Gerad Griffis, 26, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
July 11 by Bradford deputies
for possession of a Schedule III
drug without a prescription. He
was released July 12.
Kelly David Hall, 22, of Lake
Butler was arrested July 14 by
Union deputies for kidnapping,
assault, criminal mischief with
property damage, battery and
Franklin Kelly Harris, 30, of
Faiford was arrested July 10 by
Union deputies for larceny.
Tyler Dale Hannah, 21, of
Starke was, arrested July 11 by
Bradford deputies for battery and
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aggravated assault with a i""ap-
on. Bond was set at $30,000 and
he was released July 11.
Terry Edward Head, 51, of
Melrose was arrested July 10 by
Bradford deputies on an out-of-
county warrant. Bond was set at
$1,004 and he was released July
Henry Calvin Hendrieth, 27,
of Starke was arrested July 12 by
Starke police for battery. Bond
was set at $1,000 and he was re-
leased July 13.
Emily Nicole Higginbotham,
31, of Lawtey was arrested July
11 by Starke police for fraud-
impersonation, possess-ion, of
marijuana and possession of
narcotics equipment. Bond was
set at $3,000 and she remained
in jail at press time.
Craig Everett Home, 45, of
Starke was arrested July 14 by
Starke police for a misdemeanor
probation violation. He was re-
leased July 17.
Kenneth Lamar Jenkins, 39,
of Starke was arrested July 10
by Bradford deputies for selling
cocaine and possession of co-
caine. Bond was set at $50,000
and he remained in jail at press
Kelvin Devon King, 31, of
Clewiston was arrested July 12
by Bradford deputies for lar-
ceny, burglary and dealing in
stolen property. Bond was set at
$150,000 and he remained in jail
at press time.
Parviele Lashay Lee, 28, of
Starke was arrested July 16 by
Bradford deputies for two counts
of possession of cocaine and two
counts of selling cocaine. Bond
was set at $200,000 and he re-
mained in jail at press time.
William G. Manning, 19, of
Starke was arrested July 15 by
Starke police for contempt of
court and aggravated stalking.
Bond was set at $10,000 and he
was released July 16.
David Edward Matthew, 54,
of Starke was arrested July 12
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by Starke police for driving with
a suspended, revoked or expired
license and violating a driver's
license restriction. Bond was set
at $1,000 and he was released
Tywann Tyrell Mills, 33, of
Lawtey was arrested July 12 by
Bradford deputies for a misde-
meanor probation' violation. He
remained in jail at press time.
Cynthia M. Monaco, 51, of
Lake Butler was arrested July 13
by Bradford deputies for failure
to appear. She was released July
James Francis Mort, 49, of
Starke was arrested July 11 by
Starke police on an out-of-coun-
ty warrant. He was released
Shanekia Yavonne Peppers,
25, of Starke was arrested July
13 by Bradford deputies on an
out-of county warrant. Bond
was set at $5,000 and she was
released July 13.
Brady Lamar Perkins, 27, of
Hampton was arrested July 14
by Bradford deputies for driv-
ing with a suspended, revoked
or expired license. Bond was.
set at $500 and he was released
Nathian Portalatin, 32, of
Middleburg was arrested July 14
by Bradford deputies for driv-
ing with a suspended, revoked
or expired license and fraud-
impersonation. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he was released July
Robert Raab, 59, of Hampton
was arrested July 15 by Starke
police on an out-of-county war-
rant. Bond was set at $20,000
and he was released July 15.
Terrance Orlando Reed Jr.,
20, of Lake Butler was arrested
July 11 by Union deputies for
fraud- insufficient funds check.
Lewis Roberts, 59, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested July
14 by Clay deputies for ag-
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Danilo L. Santiago, 33, of
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was set at $7,000 and he was re-
leased July 15.
Tammie Crews Sargent, 36,
of Worthington Springs was ar-
rested July 12 by Union deputies
for selling or delivering opipm.
Martin Eugene ,Schultz,- -54,
of Starke was arrested July 10
by Starke police for aggravated
assault. Bond was set at $2,500
and he was released July 11.
Jimmy Leroy Silcox Jr., 29, of
Lake Butler was arrested July 14
by Union deputies for failure to ^
Tonya Marie Starling, 27, ofj,
Starke was arrested July 13 by
Bradford deputies for driving
with a suspended, revoked or ex-
pired license.*She was released-'
Troy Sturgis, 43, of Keystone
Heights was arrested July 10 by
Clay deputies for violating an
Ernest G. Tetstone, 67, of
Gainesville was arrested July 13
by Starke police for a probation
violation. He was released July
Stanley Keith Varnum, 36, of
Hampton was arrested July 13
by Bradford deputies for DUI.
Bond was set at $5,000 and he
was released July 13.
Kimberly Ann Vega, 35, of
Macclenny was arrested July 13
by probation and parole officers
for a probation violation. She re-
mained in jail at press time.
Ashley Danielle Watson, 27,
of Starke was arrested July 13 by
Starke police for driving with a
suspended license. Bond was set
at $5,000 and she was released
Steven West, 50, of Melrose
was arrested July 15 by Clay-
deputies for criminal mischief..
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2006 Mini'Cooper Convert-
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OFFICE SPACE 6,000 sq.
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on 1.02 acres. Already set
up with well/septic & elec-
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Home located in Alachua
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$4,995. Call Kyle 386-
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Homes of Alachua, Fl.
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with land zero down pmt.
3.75% interest gets you
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several to choose from
starting at $6,995. Deliver
to your lot. Call Freeman
MODEL SALE, all mod-
el's must go save up to
$10,000. We do well's,,
septic's, and power poles.
13th Street Homes of
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4BR USED DOUBLEWIDE,
$32,995. Del. & setup.
Call .386-418-0424, 13th
Street Homes Alachua.
3BR/2BA on one acre.
Excellent condition. New
metal roof, A/C, well. Rent
to own. Call Bill 352-745-
0094. Must See.
ROLL-IN HANDICAP show-
er stall, plus mother in-law
apt. Comes with high
quality doublewide. Trade
in your old singie'ide for
down payment. $42,000
included. Tired of all the
extra's that you don't
know about or plan for?
Then buy my 2013 28x74
4 bedroom for 69,771
includes permits, well,
septic, and power pole,
all hook ups, set-up, A/C,
Skirting, and steps. No
impact fees included. Call
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CHEAP. Selling home at
cost brand new 2012
16x76 3BR/2BA. $28,500
you move call Matt at
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$39,995 on my 2013
28x52 3BR/2BA. Has
large living room and
master bedroom includes
delivery and set-up on
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ing. Rarely available.
Access to dock & lake for
tenants. Ideal for profes-
sional. Security deposit
& credit check required.
Shown by appt. only. Call
WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom
MH, clean, close to prison.
NICE MOBILE HOMES/for
rent Lake Butler. Starke/
Home for rent ,deposit
required. Call 678-438-
MOBILE HOMES FOR
RENT starting at $525
per month. Hidden Oaks,
*#ake Butler. Call 386-
LAKE BUTLER APART-
MENTS, 1005 SW 6th St.
Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/
TTY 711. Rental assis-
tance for qualified appli-
cants. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. HC
and non-HC accessible
apartments. Laundry facil-
ity and playground. Wa-
ter, sewer, and garbage
provided. "This institution
is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."
for rent at the Magnolia
Hotel. Both refrigerator
and microwave. Special
rates, by the month. Call
904-964-4303 for more
2BR/1BA APT. CH/A. Elec-
tric range, refrig. wall to
wall carpet.,$400/mo. sec.
deposit. References, call
KEYSTONE 3BR/2BA. SW.
on 4 acres. CH/A, all ap-
pliances, new carpet.
Service animals only. Call
KEYSTONE, CLEAN 2BR/
1BA SWMH/ with addi-
tion. 1 acre fenced, paved
road. $525/mo. first, last,
sec. 352-475-3094 or
STARKE, near SR.16.
3BR/2BA, DW. Available
renovated. Large eat-
in kitchen, formal dining
room, utility room, garden
tub. No smoking, service
animals only, references.
Newly landscaped. $700/
mo. plus $700 security.
904-662-3735 or 904-
CLEAN 3BR/2BA with a
garage, nice neighbor-
hood, 1011B. West Pratt
St. $7251mo. plus de-
posit. Call 904-964-8073
3BR/2BA IN RAIFORD on
Sapp Cemetery Road,
$675 a month plus deposit
$300. 904-629-2660. .
ROLL-IN HANDICAP show-
er stall, plus mother in-law
apt. Comes with high
quadlty dodubleide Fully"
f'ltrdd yard witha3 oti'ld
gates $575 vacant how.
Keystone Heights, 352-
VERY NICE FURNISHED
APT. on lake. For informna-
tion call 352-473-7769.
Senior citizen discount.
VERY CLEAN NEWLY
PAINTED, 2BR/1BA SW.
W/D hookup, CH/A, 1
acre, in country. $475/mo.
$500 deposit, no lease.
4BR/2BA IN KEYSTONE.
Now accepting applica-
tions. $750/mo. plus $750
deposit. Call 904-964-
5734 for more informa-
28 FT. CAMPER, for 1 per-
son for rent. Off 100 West,
MEDIC A L
O F F I C E
online to become a
Training & Local
assistance thru SC
Help Wanted .
O W N E R
All miles paid
3BR/2BA DW. Large screen
back patio, nice yard, wa-
ter furnished. 2 miles east,
of Lulu store. $600/mo.
or $150/week, Contact
2BR/1BA. f12 acre off 214 in
North Keystone Heights.
$575/mo. plus deposit.
KEYSTONE HGTS. 3BR/
2BA DWMH. On 1 acre,
paved roads, close to
town, great location,off
Gasline Road. Large cov-
ered deck. $750 plus
deposit, call Chris at 352-
RENTAL, MOBILE 2BR/
1BA. CH/A washer/dryer
newly painted, on acre-
age. 2 miles from Super
Walmart. July 4th move
in special $850, $600/mo.
2BR/1BA HOUSE, 207 Al-
veraz, Starke. Fenced
yard $650/mo. $650 se-
curity deposit. Call 904-
5 YEAR OLD 3BR/2BA.
house. Fresh interior
paint, granite counters,
tile floors, gas fireplace,
Jacuzzi tub. 2 car garage
under shady oaks east of
Keystone. Lake access
on Hutchinson, Keystone
school district. $1000/mo.
$1,000/dep. Call Dave
1 BR/1 BA Small singlewide
on nice private wooded
lot in Melrose. $285/mo.
plus $125 deposit. Call
386-684-2505 or 386-'
36R/1 BA Brooklyn Lake,
. CH/A. W/D on premiss,
large decks out back, tilt
through out, convenient
in town location. $650/mo.
.plus 1 month security.
3BR/2BA. DW close to
town, walk to school.
$600/mo. plus deposit.
HOUSE 3BR/2BA. walk-
ing distance downtown
Starke.Living room, din-
ning room, kitchen, util-
ity room,CH/A. $650/mo.
first, last. Service animals
only. Call 904-964-6718.
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT,
3BR/2BA, CH/A. $500/
mo. Call 904-964-9474.
CLEAN 2BR. house, CH/A.
on Silver Lake. 2.5 miles
west of downtown Key-
stone. Special discount
for senior citizens. Call
3BR/3BA, DWMH, on
small lake. Fenced nice
covered deck. $795/mo.
references required 352-
STARKE 2BR/2BA brick
home, inside city limits.
Privacy fence, comer lot.
MELROSE, HOUSE, clean
..,2BR/2BA downtown. CH/
A $675/mo. first, sec.
352-475-3694 or 352-
LOST SILVER COLORED
RING, with 10 small and
1. large clear stones. Call
904-465-2080 or 904-
LOST, $500 REWARD, on
7/3 12 years old female
Icelandic sheep dog.
1/2 OFF 1st &
2nd month's rent
Equal housing opportunity.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider &
Call Nita at
A CDL Lease
Discount plans for
major medical &
more. Fleet Owners
7 8 4 5
Freight Up =
More $$$ New Pay
Package New KW
Mos CDL Class A
D R I .,V E R
Learn to drive for
In Hampton on CR. 18.
Recently shave, except
head, tail. Approximately
40 lbs. Golden pants and
shakes, with loud noises.
Love and miss her. 707-
URGENT Mature female
Pug sprayed Etc. well
behaved and laid back
needs,quite stable home.
Also, Sylvester, male cat
neutered., please help me
find them a good home. .
LAWTEY, MULTI FAMILY
yard sale, Sat. only. 8am.-
? 2259 NE. HWY. 225,'
THURS. FRI. SAT. 8am.-
4pm. 6546 SW. 163 St.
Starke Crosby Lake &
100W. behind House.
Hand and power tools.
HUGE YARD SALE,Frl.
8am.- 2pm. Sat. 7am.-
1pm. 21744 NW. 56
Lane, 5 miles on SR.16
toward prison. Tools, lawn
mower, furniture, clothes,
antique tools. Little bit of
3 FAMILY YARD SALE, Sat.
8am.-? off of Edwards
Road on McRae'Landing
Rd. Lots of everything.
Look for signs'.
BIG FAMILY GARAGE
SALE, Fri. 8am.-3pm or
4pm. Sat. 8am. to 2pm.
10232 NW CR 229, 6
miles west of Starke on
CR. 229 (Brownlee Road
just before the closed
bridge) tools, furniture,
clothes, tqys, household
items and much, much
STARTS SAT. JULY 21-
Wed. July 25th. 9am-?
17817 NE. 135 Ave. Lake
Alto( Near Hampton).
Look for signs.
@ 3945 NW CR 233
NOTICE OF ESTATE SALE.
Fri. Sat. 8am.-5pm. Sun
10am.-? Located at 1405
NW 38th St. Gainesville.
FI. This sale is a house
full of vintage, collectible
& antique items. Quality
& quantity from years of
accumulation. Like walk-
ing into an antique store,
don't miss this one. Partial
list of items: You can add
the words "vintage,antique
& collectible" to 90% of
this list of items. Pictures
& frames, old clocks, old
radios, china patterns &
depression glass. Uni-
versity of Fl. sports col-'
lectibles, costume jewelry,
a case full of small col-
lectibles including pens,
watches, military, & old
Florida advertising, col-
SWhere one ca//
does it all!
lectible boxes including
cigar, old trunks, 100's of
pieces of early turn of the
century clothing women's
and child's, postcards
and many many paper
collectible. Vintage 50's &
60's toys, old books, Stet-
son hats, boxes, kitchen
items, linens, Navy wave
uniforms complete, Xmas
collectibles, 6 piece rattan
set, Dining room table
w/4 chairs, rocker, library.
table, 2 1960's Bedroom
sets, occasional tables &
chairs, lamps, oak prin-
cess dresser & mirror,
old business machines,
hand tools, fishing items,
much more. too much to
mention all. Conducted by
East Coast Estate Sales,
352-475-5771 or 352-475-
5492, E-mail eastcoast@
HUGE MOVING SALE, 505
N. SR. 21, Hawthorne.
8am-? daily everything
must go. Furniture, misc.
household Items, garage
MELROSE, ESTATE SALE,
Fri. Sat. July 20,21 8am.-
5pm. Thurs. Fri: Sat. July
Forest Hills Road, near
SR. 26 & SR. 100. House'
hold Items, garage items,
clothes canoe, tractor,
CASH FOR JUNK cars $300
& up. Free pick up, run-
ning or not. Call 352-
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS of-
fice space wanted. Need
one private office with
conference room avail-
ability. Willing to share
office suite with right busi-
ness. Contact Marilyn
M Disbrow CPA, Phone
888-383-2719 Ext 101
or email M. Disbrow@
SEEKING MATURE CHRIS-
TIAN lady to care for my
mother. Must be able to
cook, clean, and have
transportation. Will con-
sider full time live inrMust
be able to work nights,
and weekends. Reference,
POP UP CAMPER, good
shape. $3500OBO. 386-
classic. 295 EPS. 20"
-arrows, hand crank, red
dot scope..Home 352-
473-7143 or cell 352-
CLARK FOUNDATION RE-"
PAIRS, INC. Correction
of termite, & .water-darn ,
aged wood & sills. Level-
ing & raising Houses/
Bldgs. Pier Replacement
& alignment We do all
types of tractor work,
excavation and small
demolition jobs. Free Es-
timates: Danny (Buddy)
Clark, 904-284-8088 or
FLORIDA CREDIT UNION
has money to lend for MH
& land packages. 1-800-
CHRISTIAN BABY SIT-
TING, services avail-
able 3 years experience.
Newborn to school age.
Monday- Thursday, $20
per day. Text or call 386-
CLASS "A" Industrial Me-
chanic for 2nd /3rd shift
maintenance crew. Must
have 5 years experience.
We are an EECC, Drug
free workplace. Health/
Apply at Gilman Build-
ing Products, 6640 CR
218, Maxville, FL 32234
or fax resume to (904)
2ND SHIFT STORE Clerk.
Must have computer
knowledge. We are an
EECC, drug free work-
place. We offer Dental
& Health Insurance, paid
Holidays arid Vacation.
Apply at Gilman Building
Products, CR 218 Max-
ville, FL or fax resume to
TION field crew needed.
Experience with clean
out, grass cuts, initial
secure bid approval, etc.
Send contact information
with examples of work
SECRETARY needed, com-
puter knowledge a must.
Send resume to chad.
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
Department is currently
for two (2) Heavy Equip-
ment Operators. Duties
will include various as-
signments and operating
several pieces of equip-
ment A Field Test will be
given on several pieces of
equipment and applicants
will be required to pass
the test to be considered
for the position. All appli-
cants must have a -valid
Florida Drivers license ,
CDL Class B, preferably
Olass A. -Applications
-may be :picked 'up and
retumed or mailed to the
Bradford :County Road
Department at: 8/12 B
North Grand St. Starke,
R. 32091. The deadline..
for accepting applications
is 4.00pm, Thursday, July
26, 2012. Pay will be
$11.00 per hour. Bradford
County Road Department
is an Equal Opportunity
TEAM & SOLO DRIVERS.
Steady work, steady
Amiilsl 2,800+ miles/week.
Drop & hook available.
No touch freight Weekly
pay + benefits. CDL-A
w/1 yearOTR req'd. Food
Lost at Waldo Flea Market
Noon, Sun. 7-15-12
Male, Tan, 7 month old
6 lb. Yorkie-Terrier mix
352-468-1437 or 352-485-2520
Set Right Mobile Homes
Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal
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Earn up to 39c/mi.
1 year OTR Flatbed
5489 x227, SunBelt
Real Estate/ Land
New Cottage ON
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$ 6 9 9 0 0 .
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grade tank carrier. 800-
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farming operation. 2 days
a week, light booking,.fil-
ing, girl Friday type. Long
term retiree welcome.
References, call 352-317-
NEEDED ASAP 10+,
years experience, 40
\ hours per week plus occa-
sional overtime. Pay will'
depend on experience.
We will be working in ahd
around the Jax area and
possibly, out of town at,.
times. Serious Inquiries
Only, we need someone
who is RELIABLE. Please -
call us at (904) 838-0890.
and/or send resume to
GILMAN BUILDING PROD--
UCTS, is accepting appli-
cations for Security Guard.
at the Sawmill located in
Lake Butler. A high school
diploma or equivalent-
jis required. Computer.
.knowledge is required
We have competitive.
rates & 401K, dental &
health insurance, paid
vacation & holidays & .
This position is night shift'
and every weekend. Inter-
ested applicants should
apply in person from 8:'
am. until 3:30 pm. at the
a plus. Experience in
data entry, MS. office,
detail oriented, strong
organizational skills. Send.'
resume to comment@.
fill out an application at
chanics needed for late
model fleet. Must have
experience and tools.
Welding experience help-
ful. Good Pay-& benefits.
Apply in person at Pritch-
ett Trucking, Lake Butler,
Fl. or on line. at www.
WELDER NEEDED, Mig:
and stick certified. Good
Pay & benefits. Apply ini
person at Pritchett Truck- -
ing, Lake Butler, Fl. or
on line at www.Pritch-
near SR.16. 3BR/2BA,
ly, completely renovated.'.
Large eat-in kitchen, for-
mal dining room, utility
room, garden tub. Newly.-
is hiring a part-time
at Lake Butler
and a part-time
at Starke Head Start.'
High School Diploma
or GED a must and
Fax or email resume
Sat July 28th
Boat, ski, swim,
fish, more. Paved
roads, power &
phone. Perfect for
vacation home or.
wee k end
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before a camp
leads a group
Warren, who is
the New England
played 11 years
in the NFL after
third overall in
Continued from 1B
former University of Florida
football players Cornelius
Ingram, Mike Nattiel and Mike
Peterson-all of whom worked
with children at .the July 13
clinic. Like Spiller and Warren,
those three players grew up
in small towns. Ingram, who
is currently with the Denver
Broncos, is a Hawthorne High'
graduate, while Peterson, who
plays for the Atlanta Falcons, is
a Santa Fe High graduate. Nattiel
is the defensive coordinator for
his alma mater-Newberry High
"All of us came from different
communities, and we made it,"
Spiller said.. "That's kind of
what we want to stress to these
guys-no matter where you
grow up, as long as you try hard,
you're doing the right things
and, most importantly, you're
getting your academics, you can
make it in life."
Spiller, Warren and several
of the other players talked of
the importance of taking care of
business in school.
"This is where I made my life
at," Warren told the children,
referencing the field they were
on. "More importantly, it all
started back behind this stadium
in the classroofti. You can be
the best athlete in the world, but
you've got to have the grades to
get on the field."
Spiller could speak from
experience, having had to sit out
"I had to sit out my seventh-
grade year of football because
I tried to be the class clown,"
Spiller told the children. "Sitting
up there in the stands watching
my teammates play-that was
the most hurtful thing I've
probably endured my whole
"After that experience, I
never missed another season of
Spiller said it's important
to focus on education because
football doesn't last forever,
even for those who are fortunate
enough to play professionally.
"One day, we're going to
have to put our cleats up and
have something to fall back on,"
Spiller said. "We're still going to
have 20 to 30 years of our lives
ahead of us to live.
"You can't just have all your
eggs in one basket. "Always
have options you can choose
Multiple players stressed to
the.children the bottom line is
hard work. That's what it takes
to succeed in the classroom.
That's what it takes to'succeed
on the field.
Warren said ultimately it's up
to each child to make that effort'
to do his or her best.
"No matter how bad we want
you all to succeed, be good kids
and get good grades, it's your
choice at the end of the day,"
Shamar Highland throws a
pass during a game.
Warren said. "You get out of it
what you put into it."
Warren led the group of
children in a rousing chant of
that very phrase: "You get out
of it What you put into it." He
seemed to have a good rapport
with the participants and
indicated he could see himself
coaching when his NFL career
It would prolong his
involvement with the sport
that has meant so much to him.
Warren doesn't take lightly the
fact he has"been able to play as
long as he has.
. "I've been fortunate and, more
importantly, blessed," he said.
No matter how much longer he
plays or what he does afterward,
his alma mater,
looks on as
a race. Spiller
will soon begin
his third season
with the Buffalo
drafted him ninth
overall in the
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one thing Warren wants to
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It's the two players' common
goal-giving back to the
community that means so much
"Every year, Gerard and I
will sit down and talk about it,"
Spiller said. "Hopefully, it will
get better and better each year."
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a grip on the
ball as he runs
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one of four
players at the
some time with
of Florida tight
Ingram, a current
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