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banquet July 16
It's time for the Bradford
County Fair Association's annual
membership banquet. It will take
place Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
The menu includes chicken
and rice, green beans, rolls and
tea, plus many delicious desserts
provided by members. Fair as-
sociation membership is $15 per
person, and cards will be issued at
Please plan to attend and in-
vite as many friends as you can.
RSVP by July 12 by calling 904-
Community State Bank is hold-
ing a bake sale Friday, June 12,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety
of sweets and baked goods will
be available for purchase. Prices
range from $1-$3. All proceeds
will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis
.-Foundation's Great Strides Walk.
For more information contact
-Tammie Woodard at -904-964-
Sampson City Volunteer Fire
Department % ill be hosting a fun-
draiser at the fire station on Sat-
tirday, July 13. starting at 11 a.m.
The fire station is located at the
comer of C.R. 227 and C.R. 225
in_ Sampson City.
Barbecue chicken dinners will
be served for $7 a plate, and in-
clude all the fixings, a dessert and
a drink. The gospel band "The
TBackwoods Boys" will be play-
ing live music for the guests in
attendance. Tours of the fire sta-
tion and the fire equipment niil be
available as well.
SWhile the volunteer fire depart-
fments do receive some financial
.stipport from the county, fundrais-
ers like this help Nour neighbors
and friends during an emergency.
-The money raised goes right back
irto the local area, helping people
when a fire. medical emergency
_gr a storm strikes.
Sampson City is always look-
ing for people willing to volunteer
their time to serve the community.
If you live in the Sampson Cit)
area and would like to know more
about how to become a volunteer
firefighter, be sure to stop by the
event on Saturday and speak to
any of the firefighters.
_ The city of Lawtey Recreation
Department will be having its an-
nual yard sale on Friday, July 12,
and Saturday,July 13, from 8 aem.
to 2p.m. each day at Tatum-Bros.
Park. There will be a variety of
items for sale. Please contact city
hall with any questions by calling
This home was destroyed by fire on the morning of July 5 while its occupants were away, but
multiple animals died. Starke Fire-Rescue's Kenny Williams is pictured.
7 pets die in house fire
7.pts die in usefie
A predawn fire July 5 claimed seven
chihuahuas, according to Bradford
County Emergenc Management
Just before 4:30 a.m. a passerby
driving down S.R. 230 east of Starke
called 911 reporting flames coming
from the roof of a home.
Firefighters from Starke, Lawtey
and Theressa arrived at the home near
SR. 230's intersection with Southeast
C.R. 230A (Bethel Road).
The initial fire attack was intense,
according to one firefighter. He added
that the blaze was knocked down
and brought under control within 30
,No people were in the home at the
time of the fire. A family member
who lived nearby told firefighters the
couple who lived in the house were
out of the area.
One. dog was found inside the
home after the fire was extinguished.
The other six were found during an
investigation. A cat escaped the blaze.
A Lawtey firefighter was slightly
injured by broken glass- during the
final, extinguishment and was treated
at the scene by paramedics.
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Brad Million, audit manager of
Reddish and White CPA, said the firm
was issuing a clean audit opinion after
looking over the books for 2012.
The audit disclosed one material
weakness in financial management:
Million said the city should utilize
a different method for tracking its
income and expenses.
Transactions should be logged using
the accrual accounting method versus
the cash method, he said. Instead of
recording income when it is received
and expenses when they are paid, the
city should record income when it is
earned and expenses when they are
Million said this would result in
the city's bills being recorded when
they are received and there would no
longer be a large adjustment at the end
of the year when they are finally paid.
"Sometimes if there is a shortage
of cash then. you may not be able to
pay some of the bills. My argument
is it will actually help you manage
your cash," Million said, adding that
it would give a clearer view of what
needs to be paid and help the city
make decisions on what to pay now
and what to defer. It will also provide
a more realistic look at monthly costs,
Speaking of budget amendments,
Million pointed out that they are
supposed to be complete within 60
days of the end of the budget year,
which is Sept. 30. The amniendments
Sfor 2012weren't completed until-he
following January. This was noted as
a finding related to compliance in the
Also related,to this, Million noted
that the city spent more than $7,000
See AUDIT, 2A
WallySunberg and friends enjoy and outing on Kingsley Lake as part of the annually July 4 boat parade. Photo by Clark Thomas.
For more photos, see inside.
BY MARY W. BRIDGMAN
Special to the Telegraph
It was a great day for Old Glory
and Uncle Sam. Red, white and blue
festooned boats, docks, boathouses
.and bathers at Kingsley Lake on
Independence Day 2013.
The annual boat parade, led by
officers from the Florida Fresh Water
and Game Commission, made its way
around the lake starting at 11 am.,
taking nearly an hour to complete the
circuit. Enthusiastic spectators stood
at the end of their docks to cheer the
boats on, patriotic music blaring and
Best boat went to Brad Carter, whose
inboard craft towed a float featuring
son Ben on guitar. Runner-up honors
went to David and Bonnie Crews'
Mastercraft, topped by a larger-than-
life three-tiered cake emblazoned with
"Happy Birthday America."
First prize for dock decorations was
awarded to Chris and Lacey Skinner.
Bryan and Paula Crews' dock took
Maryann Lewis, Patricia Shaw and
Charles Agin were judges for the event,
which is sponsored by the Kingsley
Lake Property Owners Association.
After dark, lake residents outdid
themselves once again with hours of
brilliant fireworks, lasting well into the
The, association capped its
celebration with a cookout at the
community center on July 6. About 40
folks enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs,
followed by generous helpings of ice
The Kingsley Lake Property Owners
Association is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to meeting the social needs
of the community and preserving the
beautiful and unique lake for which it
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2A BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ---- - _
Workforce mission continues
despite budget cuts
Visioning padt 2 takes place Monday
BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
The Bradford County
Commission recently heard
about workforce funding
challenges even as it works with
local stakeholders to put together
a vision for the county's future.
Kim Tesch-Vaught, executive
director of FloridaWorks,
discussed some aspects of the
workforce agency's upcoming
budget, which has experienced
significant cuts in funding. The
$18.1 million FloridaWorks
budget for 2013-14 is down
nearly 16 percent.
Tesch-Vaught said this
included cuts to workforce
investment, welfare to work
transitioning and other programs.
She predicted a reduction in
services. The agency has lost
eight positions. Three were
positions the board opted not to
fill, but some did lose their jobs.
In addition to cuts in federal
funding, Tesch-Vaught said the
state placed restrictions on how
workforce can spend its money,
forcing 50 percent of Workforce
Investment Act dollars into
"Unfortunately, people who
are looking for jobs don't always
need degrees, they don't always
need to go back for education.
What they actually need are
short-term certificates and staff
to help them with interview
skills, resume writing-some of
the softer skills associated with
the job search," she said. Those
are the types of services that will
be impacted by funding cuts.
The news wasn't completely
bleak. FloridaWorks was given
more than $350,000 more as part
of the Workforce Investment
Act to hire youth, pushing
that allocation to more than
$1 million. Working with the
state, they were able to identify
funding to preserve a veterans
They were also able to
maintain full funding for
the Communities in Schools
even as other contracted services
providers experienced cuts.
The county commission
approved a renewal to the
interlocal agreement with
FloridaWorks and Alachua
County, and approved the
organization's 2014 budget.
Tesch-Vaught encouraged the
county commission to remain
involved in the ongoing visioning
process. The next Envision
Bradford 2023 meeting is coming
up on July 15 at the Gov. Charley
E. Johns Conference Center in
These meetings are open to
anyone who wants to participate.
"We appreciate the
participation. I think it's very
important that Bradford County
really put a lot of time, energy
and effort-bring your friends,"
Wes Jurey, president and
CEO of the Arlington (Texas).
Chamber of Commerce Center
for Innovation, is facilitating the
process. His experience and the
resources of partners like Santa
Fe College will help put the
vision created into place.
"Bradford County is very
well positioned to. tap into IT,
agriculture, and logistics and
distribution. You have so many
of those resources in place in
your community, and with the.
help of Santa Fe College and
the stakeholders really setting a
vision for Bradford County, it
allows us to use our dollars very
told the commission.
This will be a work in
progress for years to come, but
the groundwork is being laid
now, she said, through building
technology training programs in.
local schools, for example. That
training won't just be available
to young students either. Tesch-
Attending the 571h reunion of the Class of 1956 were (front to back,' left to right) J.R. -e.
McCloud, Hilda Conner Mcleod, J.R. Dukes, Betty Andrews Nettles, Marle Edenfleld
Scaff, Betty June Dukes. McCullen, Royce Albert Shaw, Bobby Winn, Lowell Loadholtz,2
Ronald Hersey, Randolph Croft, Shirley Guynn Patterson, Eldred Blvens and Dixie
Griffis Lyons. :
The Union County Class
of 1956 recently gathered to
celebrate its 57th reunion at the
Cedar River in Starke.
The event started with a social
Vaught said the network of
community services being
created will allow a parent who
wants the software certification
their kids are receiving in
middle school to access the same
hour and dinner followed. Plans
were made for the 580, reunion
to be held next year and the
monthly lunch and brunch group
selected to work on the event.
Attending the event from
outside of Union County were'
Lowell Loadholz of Cocoa,
Eldred Bivens of Earlton,
Ronald Hersey and -Shirley
Guynn Patterson of Jacksonville,
Betty June Dukes McMullen
For more information on
the visioning process, please
contact Cathy Mott at catherine.
email@example.com "or 352-
395-5206, Access FloridaWorks
of Louisiana and Dixie Griffdi
Lyons of Macclenny. ,
To date, the Class of 1956 ha9'
only lost six members to include
GA. Mole, Jimmy Nettles,
Lamar Williams, Gary Roberts,
Geneva Andrews Grimes and;
Kenneth Stafford. Mole, Nettles
and Williams never had theft
opportunity to attend the class,
services online at wwvwi
floridaworksonline.com or at the.
One-Stop Career Center at 81-9.
S. Walnut St. in Starke, 904-964.-
Continued from 1A
from the impact fee trust fund
although no expenditures were
One comment carried over
from the prior audit, and it is also
related to financial management.
Million noted the downward
trend in operating revenue and
unrestricted net assets continued
It has been recommended in.
the past that the city conduct rate
studies and make adjustments
where necessary. The electric
rate study was completed, but
Million was told: others- uilir%
departments were still be''
Million said eventually some
decisions would have to be made
about whether to increase rates
or try to decrease costs.
"It's not an easy task, but
the financial management, the
conditions continues to decline
a little bit, so unfortunately we
need to keep reminding you of
that," he said.
But he also said there was a
serious effort to resolve past audit
comments, including completion
of a physical inventory of the
city's fixed assets.
Examining the spreadsheets,
Million said the total revenue in
the general fund came in almost
$500,000 less than budgeted,
largely because the city didn't
receive as much as anticipated
from a Community Development
Block Grant, although the full
amount was budgeted. That was
primarily offset by the reduction
in related expenditures. In the
end, however, the city general
fund was still short more than
$130,000 in revenue compared
to expenditures because of lower
than expected tax revenue.
Million said that impacts the
fund balance, making the general
fund weaker than it was at the
beginning of the year, down to
just under $1.1 million.
The transportation trust fund
continued to grow, adding
another $130,000 in excess
revenue and bringing the total
fund balance to more than
$615,000. The commission
is preparing to contract for
roadwork citywide that will be
paid for out of this fund.
Money that Was owed to
the transportation fund by the
general fund was transferred
during 2012, addressing that.
prior audit comment.
The city's combined ending
fund balance for government
activities was up slightly to
nearly $1.75 million, but only 9
percent of that amount, or around
$267,000 is unassigned and can
be used at the city's discretion.
The remaining amount is set
aside for specific purposes,.
On the business side of the
-city's books, a $363;000 surplus
of operating income in utilities
was negated by the transfer of
almost all of that out to support
the general fund.
"If it was just the utility fund
without the strain of the general
fund, I think things would be
OK, but that's the, dilemma that
you face," Million said, although
he did note that the 2012 transfer
was significantly less than the
The city also had to deal with a
5 percent reduction in operating
revenue in utilities compared to
2011. Million said the city had
to cash in a CD in order to help
cover the income deficit, but it
still had less cash on hand at the
than at the end of the previous
fiscal year. The total cash and
cash equivalents declined from
$2.34 million to $1.95 million.
Unrestricted net assets-funds
available for normal operating
activities--continued its decline
from $2.43 million to $2.24
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million, although the net asset
total was up overall because
of the influx of grant money to
Million the increase in the
amount invested in capital assets
to more than $13.7 million was
good news, and reflects the
ability to use grant revenue to
pay off debt early.
The city paid down almost $2.8
million of its debt obligations,
using a $2.1 million grant to help
do so. At the beginning of the
2012 fiscal year, the city owed
nearly $11.3 million, but by the
end that had been reduced to
around $8.5 million.
MNfillion.said it \%a^.a.phallenge
to get up'to speed and complete
the audit in a few weeks,but there
were no problems encountered
while doing so. The commission
Looking for a new job,
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B r t _ajr County *elegraph
selected Reddish and White
to. perform the audit just a few
weeks ago after accusations that
led to the ongoing state audit
of the city raised conflict of
interest questions for the prior
Million recommended getting
started earlier on the 2013 audit:
He said they are ready to gq
forward this fall if that's what thq
Funds Available for Bradford County
Home Repairs and Home Purchases
(Mobile homes and rental properties are not eligible)
tarting August 20, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. applications will be available for home repairs and
)r the down payment and closing costs associated with the purchase of an existing home
i Bradford County. The Bradford County State Initiative Partnership (SHIP) expects to
ive $350,000 available and will be taking applications at their office located at 925 North
temple Avenue in Starke (Courthouse Annex). These 2013 funds are anticipated but not
t least 60% of these funds must be used for low and very-low income households.
o be considered low income, the household income must not exceed:
43,750 for households of 5
40,500 for households of 4
36,450 for households of 3
32,400 for households of 2
28,350 for households of 1
or more information, contract Kelly Canady, SHIP Director at (904) 966-6382.
his program is open to all without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion,
creed, familial status, or national origin.
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH 3A
Time is now to qualify for Starke election
hBY MARK J. CRAWFORD
S Telegraph Editor
-ihe city of Starke's next
elation is just a few weeks
at'ay, and the time to qualify to
rij is next week.
Several offices are up for
elation and a few have already
awounced they are running.
incumbentt Police Chief Jeff
J~nson has a challenger for
tlHat position, Andy Redding.
doCjnmissioners Cprolyn Spooner
al Tommy Chastain, the current
representatives from Districts 2
,and. 4, respectively, announced
their runs this week.
The office of city clerk is also
Qualifying for the election
will take place from noon on
Monday, July 15, to noon on
Friday, July 19. The deadline
to run a free announcement of
inrntion to seek public office
open to new
The Sunshine Quilters will be
meeting on Wednesday, July 24,
from .1-3 p.m. at the Bradford
d unty Extension Office, 2266
N.'Temple Ave. in Starke.
Members will have a Dollies
Without Borders workshop, a
great summer project for all ages
aind all skill levels. Dollies With-
in the newspaper is, therefore,
Monday, July 22, at 5 p.m.
submissions can be emailed to
Officially qualifying to
run involves paying a fee to
the city clerk. Paperwork is
available in that office. The fee
is equivalent to 5 percent of the
base salary of position being
sought. The starting salary for
city clerk and police chief is
$45,000, making the qualifying
fee $2250. The base salary for
a city commissioner is $12,547,
making the qualifying fee $627.
The election will take place on
Tuesday, Sept. 3. Polls will be
open at city hall from 7 a.m. to
In spite of interest from
Chastain to add other issues to
the ballot, the commission did
not go along with those ideas.
Chastain wanted to use the
out Borders makes cloth dolls
for children living in developing
countries around the world. The
Bradford Chapter has adopted
Haiti as its country of special in-
terest and in the last three years
have made and dressed literally
hundreds of dollies.
At the workshop, members
will supply dolls ready to be
stuffed, doll and doll clothes
patterns, and provide instruction
and opportunity to put the dolls
together, make the faces, and add
hair. They especially welcome
4-H leaders and members, and
other families and groups look-
ing fori a great volunteer oppor-
election to poll voters about
the issue of consolidating the .,.
city police department with the _
county sheriff's office. He also :
put forth the idea of 12-year
term limits for elected offices ,
in the city and turning the city -
clerk position into an unelected
Chastain also asked about .- ~.'
introducing early voting an
allowing Supervisor of Elections
Terry Vaughan to oversee the
election using electronic voting
equipment, but it was revealed
a prior commission acted in
2002 to amend the city charter to C S
prohibit the use of those systems. Carolyn Spoorer
The city should not have
amended the charter as that is in
most cases reserved for voters. Spooner
There has not been any action to seeking re-
repeal the ordinance amending s e in r
the charter, however. election
The following is an
Sunshine Quilters have added
a new service project, making
quilt tops for Oklahoma in honor" H
of member Pat Stewart and her
grandfathers who took part in the A I,
Oklahoma Land Rush. Twelve
quilt tops have been completed' ,
and are now ready to be sent to .
Oklahoma for those rebuilding ,
from the tornadoes. The quilters '
hope to have many more ready I .
by fall.I . ,
Donations of material suitable I .
to make children's pillow cases ..'
for the American Patchwork "
Quilters Project "A Million Pil- '., ..'' 1
lowcases" and for making quilt d"'.'.:::' '':.
blocks and dolls and doll clothes ..',.'., .
are greatly appreciated. Mem- N,'
,bers are also looking for ideas ... '"'"':'N49
for their booth at the Friends of
the Library Craft Show in Sep- Tommy Chastain
All ages and skill levels are
welcome. Donations can be left Chastain
at the extension office until the
senior center is again available announces run
for use by seniors. For more in- The following is an
formation, please contact Kathy announcement of intention to run
Still at 904-368-0291 or stillpe@ for public office submitted by the
I have been told that I don't
act like a politician or talk like a
politician. You can count on me,
Tommy Chastain, to just tell it
like it is because I say what's on
my mind. When someone tells
me that, I take it as a compliment
as it is the way I was raised and
will continue to do business for
the citizens and customers of
the city of Starke if re-elected
as your city commissioner for
My experience as your city
commissioner during the past
term comes from rolling up my
sleeves and getting involved
with the budget, policies and
various other duties that come.
along with being, your city
commissioner. You can count on
me to study agenda items prior to
voting. I always ask myself, "Is it
good for all of Starke?"
Regularly, I solicit input
from constituents through door-
to-door visits and face-to-face
announcement of intention to run
for public office submitted by the
I, Carolyi. Brown Spooner,
am giving notice of my intent to
seek re-election for the position
of city commissioner, District 2.
I have served on the Starke City
Commission since 2003 and have
served two terms as mayor of the
city. I have proven experience
and a great love for our city.
I introduced the city to
strategic planning and guided
the city in its development of
modem communication methods
through the development of a
Web page to give citizens more
information and insight about
what is happening in the city. I
researched the equipment used to
record our meetings and brought
this information to the city to
improve our ability to better
capture and document meetings
through improved technology.
I believe that transparency is
important in government.
I believe that the citizens,
conversations. Your voice is .,
reflected in my vote as you
are the people I serve. Now
on Tuesday, Sept. 3, voters in
District 4 will decide if I am to
continue representing you as
your city commissioner/
I pledge to you that as your
city commissioner I will work
as I have in the past eight years
to be accessible to discuss
your concerns, find answers
to your questions, maintain a
conservative spending approach,
and monitor the city budget. I
will continue to discuss your
concerns with an open mind and
tell it like it is.
I look forward to meeting you
and discussing your concerns
in my door-to-door campaign.
I believe with your vote for
Tommy Chastain for Starke
city commissioner, District 4,
on Tuesday, Sept. 3, we will '
.continue to make a difference for
the city of Starke. ,
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full of activities
The Bradford' County Senior
Center is the place to be if you
are 50 years of age and older.
Learn a new skill with in art or
wood working class. Need some
exercise? The center offers chair
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Quilters and the crochet group
are both great groups to learn a
new craft, enhance your skills or
share yourtalent with others.
Want to, .learn about comput-
ers, your health and your home?
The senior center has educational
classes for you. A representative
is also available to assist with
Medicare or a prescription plan.
Stop by for a visit, and pick up
a calendar of events. The staff at
the center would love to see you.
The Bradford County Senior
Center is temporarily located at
the Bradford County Extension
Office, 2266 N. Temple Ave. in
Starke in front of the Bradford
County Fairgrounds. For more
information, please call 904-368-
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Bradford County Pop Warner
Cowboys will be holding regis-
tration for Pop Warner football
and cheer leading every Saturday
in July from noon tp 2 p.m. at the
Edwards Road Sports Complex.
You can also register at the
following locations: Picture Per-
fect Barber Shop (in the.301 Pla-
za) and RickB Barber Shop (733
N. Oak St.)
Football registration is $130.
Cheer registration is $135. For
more information, please contact
Joe Gorden. at 904-263-0682 or
Geoff Cook at 352-316-3961. ,
The Baker County Dental
Bus will' be parked at the Union
County Health Department the
second week and the Bradford
County Health Department the
third week of every month dur-
ing the summer. Please call the
Baker County Health Dept. at
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business community, 'and
educational institutions within
our community are important
elements in building a strong
community. I have emphasized
the importance of planning for
our future in concert with our
stakeholders, citizens, business
community and other interested
Our city is a wonderful place
to raise our children,' work
and have fun. I want to see
more done in working together
and developing a strong and
cooperative relationship among
local governments, and among
our state and federal government.
I believe that when we work'
together everyone benefits.
SI want to see Starke become
recognized as that leading
rural community where future
generation 'will be sustained
because values are still important.
There is much work to be done to
improve our city, and I want to
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RRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Water restoration efforts should
not impact development
Y MAR .J. CRAWMORD quality, etc. going to get water, and the people
Telegraph Editor Thestudycomparesanestimate aren't going to get water,'" she
Ann Shortelle,- executive of what the system would have said. "That is not our charge.
:Adirector of the Suwannee River looked like in the absence of Our charge is to make sure we
Water Management District, told groundwater withdrawal to the keep those water bodies healthy
Water Management Distrsion l actual observable flow to help but support the water use that's
rthe county commission plans to determine the toll water usage has needed and desired. To your
:pnoect iwaterfere with plans for take on the system. Looking at point, we have to grow as well."
not interfere with plans or the Lower Santa Fe River Basin, The recovery and prevention
'economic development. Shortelle said it's clear there is situations in the Lower Santa.
S Scientific results of a study water missing. The MFL process Fe River Basin weren't created
ivels for the minimum flower Santa Fe is about determining whether too over night, and they won't be
and Ichetucknee Rivers anad much is gone, Shortelle said. corrected over night, either,
,and Ichetucknee Rivers and Based on the study, the Santa Shortelle added. Instead, she
-certain springs have recently
certain springs have I Fe River near Fort White is said, there will hopefully be a
'been published on the district's
website and are now open to categorized as being in recovery, consensus built about saving
websiteanwhich means the district needs water where possible and also
: public comment. to work on getting water back about how to return water to
MFLs for the Upper Santa
Fe River Basin, which includes into the system, she said. The the system, such as through the
,the Santa Fe River in Bradford Ichetucknee Riverat U.S. 27 is in storm water projects mentioned.
'County have been set. Now the the prevention category, which,, "It's not a sprint, it's a
.water management district is means steps need to be taken to marathon," she said.
focused on the rivers and springs make sure it, too, does not wind The water management
.below Oleno State Park in the up in recovery, district is inviting anyone
lower basin. In both cases, reduced water who is interested to provide
The district wants the consumption is indicated, and feedback on the draft MFLs
Tcommistrsion and the public to be plans will be developed to report that is available at
fully informedission andbout the publircess, address these conditions. Water www.mysuwanneeriver.com.
fully imormedabout the first conservation methods are the Members of the public may
and it s important to knows first and least costly way to do provide their comments through
a. wt tminmum flow s and levels Shortelle said. an online form on the website or
are. MFLs determine how muchso
water is needed to maintain the "We can always save a little email them firstname.lastname@example.org.
health of rivers, springs lakes and bit more water. Every drop that The public may also sign up to
h aquifers. Shortelle said the word we save in this area and across receive notification of upcoming
S.."minimum" makes it sound like our district is water that is not meetings, workshops and other
the district is trying to determine pumped out of the aquifer, and announcements through the
What the least amount of water because these rivers and springs district's "Notify Me" feature on
possible in a system should be, are groundwater driven, that puts the website.
but that is not the case. water right back into the system," For example, Shortelle said the
MFLs are instead the limit at she said. district has been giving regular
which further water withdrawal Increased regulation could updates. and accepting public
also be.indicated. Setting MFLs comments during meetings of the
; would be harmful to water
resources hrml to is only the first line of defense. North Florida Regional Water
*resources or area ecology. T
"What we are looking to do is Taking those MFLs into Supply Partnership Stakeholders
" protect our water resources, both consideration when considering Advisory Committee. The next
(diritig) thrhighs atrd the lowst consumptive use permits is meeting is at 1 p.m. on Monday,
We know our rainall driven another. July 15, at Florida Gateway
Systems are going to be high Finally, the district can also College, 149 S.E. College Place
at times, and during droughts plan projects to bring water back in Lake City.
they're going to be low. But, into the system. Shortelle said The deadline to submit
minimum flows and levels are that could include projects that comments at Oct. 8.
specifically looking at how much get storm water out of yards and The district is also conducting
water can be withdrawn and not off of streets nd into the river a voluntary peer review of the
cause significant harm," she said. system or aquifer, draft document that involves
SShortelle said determining "That is kind of front and a panel of experts from the
whattheMFLsshouldberequires center with regard to these University of Florida Water
anm enormous amount of d plans," she said. Institute. The panel will review
collectionand analysis.There a County Commissioner Ross and comment on the technical
also specific environmental goals Chandler asked how water basis of the preliminary MFLs.
a contained in state statue that permitting and regulation could In other business:
the district is trying to observe, impact the county's efforts to *Shortelle presented a $15,095
including protection of resources support economic development, check for payment in lieu of
for"recreation, protection of.fish We re .not-going-to e- able taxes to the commission. This
and wildlife habita'i "efisuring "to. get.industry.if.we can't .get annual payment helps' offset the
Freshwater storage and supply, water," Chandler said. property tax revenue lost because
preserving aesthetic and scenic Shortelle agreed, the district publicly owns land in
-.attributes, protecting water "Everybody needs water. This Bradford County.
cc isn't about, 'Well now the river's
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The Lower Santa Fe River. Photo courtesy of Suwannee River Water Management
to adopt MFLs
The Suwannee River Water
Management District Governing
Board on June 11 passed
a resolution requesting the
Department of Environmental
Protection to adopt minimum
flows and levels for the Lower
Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers
and priority springs.
The district passed the
resolution based on Senate Bill
244, sponsored by Sen. Charles
Dean and by Rep. Elizabeth
Porter in the House. Senate Bill
244 requires adjoining water
management districts to apply
MFLs that are adopted by DEP.
Therefore, the Lowver Santa
Fe and Ichetucknee rivers and
priority springs MFL would be
applied in both the Suwannee
River and St. Johns River water
Given that water management
district boundaries are
established along surface water
hydrologic divides, groundwater
withdrawals have the potential
to affect water resources in an
adjacent district. Senate Bill
244 addresses possible cross-
boundary impacts by requiring
water management districts to
apply the MFLs of adjoining
districts that are adopted by DEP.
The 'di'stri't 'i ddVellopihg"the'
MFL and has committed to a
'voluntarily peer review of the
science and all related technical
documents in establishing the
MFL. The peer review will be
conducted by a panel of experts
from the University of Florida
Prior to the legislation, water
management districts could
work together to address cross-
boundary impacts. However, for
one water management district
to apply an adjacent district's
MFLs, that district would
have to go through duplicative
Upon Senate Bill 244
becoming law, which has an
effective date of July 1, DEP's
adoption of cross-boundary
MFLs will reduce costs and
avoid duplicative efforts of
two or more adjoining water
If adopted by DEP, the Lower
Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers
and priority springs MFLs could
be the first cross-boundary MFLs
adopted under the new law.
The DEP, Suwannee Rivir
Water Management Distri4,
and St. Johns River Wator
Management District have
established the North Floriha
Regional Water Supply
Partnership to collaboratively
address cross-boundary watpr
supply issues and solutions.
Adoption of these MFLs 6y
DEP is consistent with tie
'strategies to develop a joint
regional water supply plan fpr
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Fence is a new
,f P column sponsored by
.. F' the Bradford County
(tk' g Extension Service. Readers
L who wish to pose gardening
Questions should forward
S them to Mary Bridgman at
/ My husband, Ben, and I signed
6 up for the Master Gardener program
not long after we moved to this area.
Our primary motivation was to get to M
'know people in our new community. "Gdi
We've been able to do that, but 5
we've also picked up a lot of valuable "
information that helps us better care for
our lawns and landscape trees, shrubs
Are you interested in joining the
Master Gardeners? If so, here are a UF1F
few questions to consider, and some :JF
Details about the program. At the conclusion
of the column, you'll find information about a
volunteer opportunity that can also give you a
taste of what the program is all about. I hope
you'll join us!
Do you want to learn more about plants,
growing things and gardening?
Are you eager to participate in a practical and
intensive training program?
Do you look forward to sharing your
knowledge with people in the community?
Do you have enough time to attend the training
(50 hours) and to complete your volunteer
commitment (75 hours the first year, 35 hours
in subsequent years, plus a 10-hour continuing
education requirement after the first year)?
If you answered yes to these questions, the
Master Gardener program could be for you.
The Bradford Florida Master Gardener
Program has provided gardeners with extensive
education in home horticultural principles since
2006. Graduating participants are certified as
Master Gardeners by the University of Fl6rida
Working with the extension agent, Master
Gardeners who complete the course provide 75
hours of volunteer service to their community
in gardening activities during their first year.
Master Gardeners help in many ways like
=assisting with the
with teachers and
students on school
training will be
A ^ ,, = held on
'""Oj Wednesdays beginning Aug. 14 and
g-" ending Oct. 23. Training sessions
&LfM begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
so each Wednesday. The cost to attend the
ORIDA program is $55 per person, or $80 for
Applications for a limited number of openings
in the class are now being taken. Anyone may
apply for the program regardless of race, color,
gender, national origin or handicap. Call or stop
by the extension office to pick up an application
packet. Applicants must schedule an interview
prior to July 26. Call 904-966-6299 to schedule
your 10-minute interview.
Volunteer opportunity: The Bradford Master
Gardener program is seeking volunteers to
help with school gardens at Hampton, Lawtey,
Southside and Starke elementary schools. One
to two volunteers are needed to donate about
five, hours a week at each school. The hours
are flexible but they will need to be scheduled
within the school day.
The school gardening project is sponsored
by the UF/IFAS-Bradford County Extension
Office, Florida Ag in the Classroom and the
Bradford County School District, and also
receives support from many partners including
Master Gardeners and Alligator Creek Garden
Club members. Volunteers are encouraged,'to
share their gardening experience and enthusiasm
Volunteers are invited to but not required
to join the Bradford Florida Master Gardener
Ham npton does not have a daycare center.
The Bradford County School
considering Board and Hampton Elementary
School have been looking at a
after-school solution that may eliminate the
care They are looking to implement
Many have voiced concerns an after-school care program for
about needing after-school child- children of working parents in
care since'the cityior-'Hamifipt i"grades' K5"' beginning" Monday,
Aug. 19, from 2:15-6 p.m. at the
school. In order to do so, 20 stu-
dents must be enrolled in the en-
richment program. The cost will
be approximately $25 per child
If you are in need of such a
program and desire additional
information, please contact the
school at 352-468-1212,
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First Christian Church in
Starke is hosting marriage en-
richment classes on Sundass in
July from 6-8 p.m. All couples
are welcome, and dinner and
childcare are pro\ ided. For
more information, please call
Greater Alien Chapel A.M.E.
Church is celebrating Family
and Friends Day Sunday, July
14, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and
all are invited.
Victory Baptist Church
in Hampton will be hosting
vacation Bible school from
Monday, July 15, through
, Friday, July 19. It begins with
dinner at 5:30 p.m. and ends at
8:30 p.m. Please call 352-468-
2077 for more information.
Christ Central of Lake
Butler, 16045 SE 71" Trail,
is hosting a conference-
Women Warriors of God-on
Saturday, Jul) 20, from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference
is free, but an advance ticket
for the lunch is $10, or $12
at the door. To purchase.
in advance or for more
information, visit http://bit.
Pine Level Baptist Church,
3.1 miles west of U.S. 301 on
S.R. 100, will hold vacation
Bible School each Sunday in
July and Aug..4 from 9:45 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. "Trailblazers"
is open to kids from 4 though
sixth grade, while teens and
adults may attend the Sunday
school and worship services.
For more information, please
contact the church office at
Fellowship Baptist Church
has changed the day for its
charity clothes closet to the
second Saturday of the month
beginning in July.
Email the details of your
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Brought to you by Shands Starke
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The recent death of Emmy
Award-winning actor James
Gandolfini stunned the public -
especially those who faithfully
watched him on HBO's
groundbreaking series, "The
Though his television alter
ego, Tony Soprano, may have
been notorious for ending
lives, Gandolfini's high-profile
status and sudden passing may
ultimately represent the, reverse
His final, personal storyline
has the potential to positively
impact countless Americans
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Essentially, the recent media,
spotlight on James Gandolfini's
death may save lives..
Though the risk factors
contributing to heart disease
and heart attack are very well-
documented, we at Shands
Starke Regional Medical Center
understand the !importance
of reiteratihg' tis lifesaving
information as often as possible.
First, as was the case with
Gandolfini, many heart attacks
are unexpected and come
In addition, a greater
understanding of heart disease
prevention enables all Americans
to become health care advocates
for their friends and family
members in need of positive role
models and support.
According to University
Like us on
of Florida cardiologist Carl 4. Manage your weight.
A. Dragstedt, ''Rather than Obesity-or excess body fat
speculate about Mr. Gandolfini's with a Body Mass Index of 30 or
personal medical issues, it's more higher-is linked to an increase
important to honor his passing in LDL (bad) cholesterol and
with the sharing of important triglyceride levels, as well as to
heart health information. The lower HDL (good) cholesterol,
most important thing we can do high blood pressure and diabetes.
is focus, in part, on health care For a healthy weight, it is
education and saving lives." recommended to maintain a BMI
of less than 25. To calculate your
Important advice for BMI, visit www.heart.org/BMI.
a healt art 5. Watch your alcohol
a healthy heart consumption.
1. Watch your diet. Excessive alcohol use can
Diet is linked to heart disease lead to an increase in blood.
and other related conditions, pressure, therefore, ,increasing
For example, diets high in the risk of heart disease. Alcohol
saturated fats and cholesterol can also elevate triglycerides in
raise blood cholesterol levels the blood, which contributes to
and can cause atherosclerosis, or atherosclerosis.
plaque buildup, in the arteries. 6. Check your blood pressure.
In addition, diets high in salt or High blood pressure represents
sodium can lead to high blood another significant '"risk.
pressure. However, by making changes
2. Don't smoke. *, in lifestyle or through the use of
Smoking increases the risk of medication, blood pressure can
heart disease and heart attack be lowered and reduce the risk of
as it I promotes atherosclerosis heart.disease and heart attack.
and increases the levels of'blood 7.. Understand your family
clotting factors: 'Not-'only- does'medicahifistoy. .",..
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amount of oxygen that blood can to high :blood pressure, heart
carry, but nicotine also raises disease and other vascular
blood pressure. conditions. The risk for heart
3. Keep physically active, disease also increases when
A lack of, physical activity heredity is combined with
is related to the development harmful lifestyle choices such
of heart disease, and it can also as smoking and/or poor eating
impact other risk' factors such habits.
as obesity, high'blood pressure,
high triglycerides, a low level
of HDL (good) cholesterol and
The XFinity Ryders will have
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13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information on
preventing heart disease, please
The Concerned Citizens of
Bradford County have resched-
uled the Come Together Day
planned for July 13-14.The event
will be scheduled for sometime
in the fall. For more information,
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The Melrose Farmers Market
will be open on Friday after-
noons from 4-7 p.m. as well as
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rules for vendors are simple:
homegrown, homemade and
home cooked. Contact market
manager Bob Bird for more in-
formation at bobbirdl2@ yahoo.
The Pleasant Grove Action
Group will hold %s quarterly
meeting on Monday, July 15,at7
p.m. in the annex of the Pleasant
Grove United Methodist Church.
All concerned citizens are urged
to attend these meetings. Up-
dates on several projects will be
For 1 p information, please
contact Olda-.HIpton at 904-
Class of 1968
Invitations have been emailed
to Bradford High School Class.of
1968 members for the upcoming
45th year class reunion. If you are
a member of the class or know
someone who has not received
an invitation, please contact Kay
Colson Waters at 352-745-1239
or Beverly McRae Shaw at bev.
The reunion is set for Sept. 28.
To prevent the proliferation
of stray, nuisance and dangerous
animals, the public is urged to
utilize Bradfoid County's animal
control shelter. Do not abandon
unwanted animals. Take them to
the shelter during working hours.
The shelter is open Monday
through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. For more information,
please call 904-964-9200..
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THURSDAY. TJILY 11. 2013 BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH
The- regular scheduled meeting of
the $radford County Board of County
Corrnissioners is scheduled July 18,
201$ at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission
Meing Room located in the
north wing of the Bradford County
Courthouse, 945 N. Temple Ave.,
State, FL A copy of the Agenda
maj' be obtained, six days prior to
meeting, from the Bradford County
wel'ite www.bradfordcountyfl.gov or
fror'.the office of the Bradford County
Manager located, in the north wing of
the :radford County Courthouse.
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NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to tfie Florida Self Storage Facility Act
Statutes (Section 83.801 83.809);
Saria Fe Storage of Waldo; Will
sell for CASH to the highest bidder
at 15540 NE US HWY 301, Waldo,
County of Alachua, FL, at 12:00 pm
on Wednesday, the 24h day of July,
201$ and continuing day to day
thereafter until sold: the household
goods and misc. contents of the
UNISTA023 Linda F Woolwine
7/11 2tchg 7/18-BCT
S NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to thie Florida Self Storage Facility Act
Statutes (Section 83.801 83.809);
Sarita Fe Storage of Starke; will sell
for ItASH to the highest bidder at
.163 N Temple-Avenue, Starke,'
Cotfty of Bradford, FL; at 1:30 PM
on Wednesday, the 24th day of July
2013, and continuing day to day
thereafter until sold, the household
goqds and misc. contents of the
UNITA001 DANNY M GREEN
UNITA011 CLINTON B JENKINS,
UNIT B005 TORY D HUNTER
UNIT G026 JEWELL H LAND
UNT K005 ARTHUR J BURCH
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
SBID NO. EM13-001
No e is hereby given that sealed
bids will be accepted until 3:00
P.M. on July 25; 2013, by Brian
Johns, Director of Emergency
Management located at 945-B N
Temple Ave. Starke, Florida 32091,
EMERGENCY DEBRIS REMOVAL
FOR BRADFORD COUNTY. Bids will
be opened promptly after the 3:00
The County is accepting bids from
qualified firms to assist in a variety of
disaster related services.
No guarantee is expressed or implied
Sas to the quantity of services, if any,
to be procured under this Request for
government ought to be all
outside and no inside."
resident Woodrow Wilson
Proposal by Bradford County.
All contractors must be primarily
engaged in providing the services as
outlined in this request for proposal.
The Contractor will be expected to
be substantially mobilized within
24 hours of receiving the notice to
proceed from the County.
Award and execution of this contract
is contingent upon budget approval
by Bradford County Board of County
Commissioners and availability of
The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any and all.
bids and to waive minor formalities
or to award the bid whose' bid best
serves the interest of the County.
Bid packets may be picked up at the
Bradford County Courthouse Clerk's
office at 945 North Temple Avenue
in Starke. If you have any questions
regarding this bid call 904-966-6336.
6/20 2tchg 7/11-BCT
The FloridaWorks Business
Competitiveness Committee and
Education and Youth Committee will
hold a meeting on Monday, July 8th at
2:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. respectively
at CIED, 530 W. University Ave.,
Gainesville. Contact Bryan Eastman
at 352-872-5904 with questions.
This is to inform you that Suwannee
River Economic Council, Inc. will hold
a pre-bid conference and walk-thru
for the weatherization work of six (6)
single-family dwellings participating in
the Bradford County Weatherization
This meeting will be held July 15,
2013, beginning at 8:00 am at
S.R.E.C., Inc. Outreach office, 1210
Andrews Circle, Starke, Florida
The conference and walk-thru
is, mandatory, no exceptions,
for contractors who plan to bid.
S.R.E.C., Inc. requires each
contractor to be properly licensed,
carry general liability insurance of at
least $1,000,000.00, POI (Pollution
Occurrence Insurance) and Workers
Comp Insurance (No Exemptions)
Original bids for these units will be
due by 12:00 noon Ju!y 18, 2013,
at S.R.E.C.,. Inc. Outreach office,
1210 Andrews Circle, Starke, Florida
32091. Please markenvelope "Sealed
Bid for Name of Homeowner"'. Bids
are to be opened and awarded July
S18, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
S.R.E.C., Inc. has the right to reject
any and all bids. The bids'will be
Awarded on the most cost effective
Some of the BATCH(s) May
CONTAINS HOMES THAT WERE
CONSTRUCTED PRIOR TO 1978,
AND MAY CONTAIN LEAD-BASED
FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC
The City of Starke will conduct a
fair housing workshop on Tuesday,
July 16, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. or as
soon as possible thereafter during
a regular City Commission meeting
in the Commission Chambers, 209
N. Thompson Street, Starke, Florida
32091. This meeting is intended to
provide the public with information
concerning fair housing requirements.
Anyone interested in understanding
the importance of fair housing should
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL
CITY OF STARKE NOTICE
OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING
SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY
The City of Starke is considering
applying to the Florida Department
of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
for a 2013 Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG)
of up to $700,000. These funds
must be used for one of the following
1. To 'benefit low and moderate
income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or
elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community
development -needs having a
particular urgency because existing
conditions pose a serious and
immediate threat to the health or
welfare of the community and where
other financial resources are not
available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for
which these funds may be used
are in the areas of housing,
commercial revitalization, or
economic development. and include
such, improvement activities as
acquisition of real property, loans to
private-for-profit business, purchase
of machinery and equipment,
construction of infrastructure,
rehabilitation of houses and
commercial buildings, and energy
conservation. Additional information
regarding the range of activities that
may be undertaken will be provided
at the public hearing. For each activity
that is proposed, at least 70% of the
funds must benefit low and moderate
In developing an application for
submission to DEO, the City must
plan to minimize displacement of
persons as a result of planned CDBG
activities. In addition, the City is
required to develop a plan to assist
The public hearing to receive citizen
views concerning the community's
housing, economic and other
community development needs will
be held during a City Commission
Meeting on July; 16, 2013 at 7:00
p.m. at the Starke City Hall, 209
North Thompson Street,.. Starke,
FL 32091. This is'a handicapped
accessible, facility. Non English
speaking, deaf, or visually, impaired
persons needing an.interpreter or any
handicapped person requiring special may be inspected by any member
accommodation should contact Ms. of the public at the Office of the City
ULinda Johns, City Clerk, at (904) 964- Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida.
5027 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) at least On the dates above-mentioned, all
48 hours prior to the meeting. interested parties may appear and be
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL heard with respect to this proposed
ACCESS JURISDICTION ORDINANCE NO.: 2013-0688
7/11 ltchg-BCT AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PUBLIC AUCTION STARKE, FLORIDA AMENDING
Ron Denmark Mini Storage will hold ARTICLE V, DIVISION 1 THROUGH
a Public Auction on Friday July 26, 5 OF THE STARKE CITY CODE
2013 at 10:00 AM at 2117 N. Temple OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING
Avenue. Starke, Fl. on the following FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A 365-
storage units containing personal DAY MORATORIUM ON THE
items. ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION
#14- Belonging to 0. Stokes OF IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING
#12- Belonging to U. Hodges FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
#127- Belonging to M. Gatlin FOR, THE REPEAL OF ALL
# 118 Belonging to K. McKinney ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT
# 31- Belonging to J. Martin Jr. WITH THIS ARTICLE; PROVIDING
7/11 2tchg 7/18-BCT DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER,
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
CITY OF STARK
INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS
PROJECT # 2013-04
Notice is hereby given that the City of
Starke, Bradford County, Florida, will
be accepting sealed bids for a Paving
Rehabilitation Project #2013-04 until
August 12, 2013, at 3:00 PM.
Sealed bids should be submitted as
hard copies to the City Clerk, Starke
City Hall located at 209 N. Thompson
Street, Starke, Florida 32091. No
bids will be accepted by electronic
mail or facsimile., Upon the closing
of the bid period August 12, 2013, all
bids will be opened and reviewed for
There will be a mandatory pre-bid
meeting on Wednesday, July 24,-
2013 at 10:00 AM in the Commission
Room at the Starke City Hall located
at 209 N.' Thompson Street, Starke,
Florida 32091. At this mandatory
meeting, City of Starke staff, will
review a complete list of all roadways
which will be included in the scope of
this project. 'No bid will be accepted
from any contractor or entity who is
not in attendance at, this mandatory
pre-bid meeting., i .
The scope, of this project will be
provided in greater detail at the
mandatory pre-bid meeting on July
24, 2013. The project is estimated to
involve the repaving and rehabilitation
of approximately fifteen (15) streets
within the corporate limits of the City
of Starke, Florida. Detailed plans and
specifications will be provided at the
mandatory pre-bid meeting but the
major work items for this project are
anticipated to include the milling of
asphalt, full-depth asphalt removal,
repair of roadways and the placement
of new asphalt. Additional work items
will likely include maintenance of
,traffic and installation of roadway
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COMMISSION OF STARKE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the proposed Ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be brought
up for READING and ADOPTION
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the City
Commission Meeting commencing
at 7:00 p.m., at Starke City Hall,
209 North Thompson Street, Starke,
Florida. A copy of said Ordinance
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
COMMISSION OF STARKE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the proposed Ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be brought
up for READING and ADOPTION
Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the City
Commission Meeting commencing
at 7:00 p~m., at Starke City Hall,
209 North Thompson Street, Starke,
Florida. A copy of said Ordinance
*may be inspected by any member
of the public at the Office of the City
Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida.
On the dates above-mentioned, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to this proposed
ORDINANCE NO.: 2013- 0689
AN ,ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
STARKE, FLORIDA "AMENDING
CHAPTER 102, ARTICLE I, SECTION
102-2 OF THE STARKE CODE OF
ORDINANCES TO- PROVIDE FOR
THE JOINT AND SEVERABILITY OF
LANDLORDS AND TENANTS WITH
RESPECT TO UTILITY ACCOUNTS;
PROVIDING- FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING DIRECTION TO STAFF;
PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF
ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT
WITH THIS ARTICLE; PROVIDING
DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
Legal ad deadline for all
advertisements for the
County Times and Lake
Region Monitor is
4 p.m. on Monday.
Ads may be emailed to
or faxed to
or mailed to
P.O. Drawer A,
Starke, FL 32091.
may be made by
Mary Johnson at
Florida's Public Service
Commission -is reminding
Florida customers enrolled in
the federal Lifeline Assistance
telephone discount program that
They must annually certify their
program eligibility with their
Federal Lifeline program
changes implemented last year
to curb waste, fraud and abuse
require' customers to annually
certify their eligibility to continue
receiving the monthly discount. '
In Florida, Lifeline subscribers
declined by 34 percent (about
349,000 customers), from more
than 1 million to approximately
680,000, according to results
filed in December 2012.
"While it's imperative to
eliminate program abuse, we
believe that most. dropped
Lifeline. recipients were not-
aware of the new certification
requirement and, as a result,
lost their benefit," said PSC
Chairman Ronald A. Bris6. "In.
Florida's still slow economy,
Lifeline provides a much needed:
discount on qualified low-income
residents' monthly phone bills." ,
Chairman Bris6 continued,.
"Eligible customers can receive
only one Lifeline benefit. If
you are a qualified Lifeline
subscriber, check your phone bill
to ensure that you are receiving
your discount.. Contact your
telecommunications carrier if
you failed to respond to its annual'
Lifeline certification request and'
are eligible to recertify."
Lifeline eligibility is based on
income, at least 135 percent of
the federal poerty level, or by.
participation in one of several
federal assistance programs,
such as SNAP, Medicaid, or
SSI. Florida Lifeline subscribers
receive at least a $9.25 discount
on their monthly telephone bill
or a free wireless telephone with
a set amount of monthly minutes.
For more information on
Lifeline or to access a program
application, visit the PSC's
%ebsite: ,. i r., ,r ,,n
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B Section Thursday, July 11, 2013 FEATURES
I : SOCIALS
REGIOA N WS OBITUARIES
Lo p EDITORIAL
_ NEWS FROM BRADFORD COUNTY, UNION COUNTY AND THE LAKE REGION',__
A total of 29 people graduated
June 27 from the Correctional
Officer Basic Recruit Academy
after an intensive 11-week
training course. These new
graduates work for three local
institutions: Union CI, Reception
Medical Center and Florida State
The graduates are:
.From UCI Maria Dietrich
of Green Cove Springs, Cody
Gaibbard of Glen St. Mary.
Steven Garrett of St. Johns,
Kenneth Gilbert of Palatka, Gary
Hem of Starke, Timey Holbrook
of. Middleburg, Jose Irizarry of
Orange Park, Charles Mann of
Gainesville, Robert Manning,
Michael Moore and Anthony
Palmer, all of Jacksonville, Brian
Smith of Gainesville and Dokoda
Veals of Lake Butler.
From RMC -Johnathan
Buchholtz of Lawtey, Gordon
Clifford of Gainesville, Lloyd
Webb of Hampton, Donald
Brown, James Feltner and
Amanda Yarbrough, all of
Starke,. and Michael Castro,
Rodney Cayton, Jon Cooke.
Colby Cothren and Nevin Johns,
all of Lake Butler.
From FSP Jeremy Fowler
of Middleburg, Sean Hanson
of Lawtey, Thomas Ricketts
of Keystone Heights, Charles
Stanley of Orange Park and
Jason, Tollick of Jacksonville.
:,;,The graduates will now have
to. pass the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement efam and
formally qualify on the firing
range in order to become fully
certified correctional officers.
They will return to their
respective institutions to work
until the date of the test.
During each academy class,
the top performers are chosen to
receive special a\ ards in various
- .categories. The _studerft who
consistently scored the highest
on the multitude of tests received
the Top Academic Award.
Palmer, from UCI, had a 96.8
average on all of the tests and
was presented with this award.
The student who scored the
best during the repeated hands-
on tests on the firing range
earned the Top Gun Award.
Hanson, from FSP was presented
with this award.
The student who scored the
highest on the defensive tactics
portion of the instruction-which
icliides properly demonstrating
the defensive tactics techniques
tc the instructors -earned the
Top DT Award. There was a tie
fot this award. Yarbrough from
RMC and Ricketts from FSP
were each presented with the
-The Union County High
School football program's fourth
annual golf tournament is set for
Friday, July 19, beginning with
a shotgun start at 8 arm. at the
Starke Golf and Country Club.
>-The cost to enter the four-man,
best-ball tournament is $55 per
person/$180 per team. Lunch
will be provided.
-'There will be door prizes, as
well as prizes for longest drive,
closest to the pin, straightest
drive and a putting contest.
Hole sponsorship opportunities
are available for $100. Also, there
are three levels of sponsorship
opportunities: Purple ($200),
Gold ($250) and Tiger ($350).
To register for the tournament,
or if you are interested in
being a sponsor, please contact
Ronny Pruitt at 386-867-0078
or email@example.com, or
Matthew Elixson at 352-275-
8697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds will support Lake
Butler Middle School and Union
County High School athletics.
Gilbert from UCI was honored
as class president, and Ricketts
from FSP was honored as vice
president. A special thank you
was offered to Dietrich from
UCI. She acted as an informal
administrative assistant for the
class. She designed and compiled
a number of practice tests for the
other students and kept track of
The keynote speaker for
the graduation ceremony was
UCI Assistant Warden David
Maddox. Maddox spoke 6f 'the
challenge, responsibility and
reward that result from becoming
a correctional officer.
He said when he was asked to
speak, he cast his mind back to
the time when he first became
"I thought back to some of
the things I was told and some
of the things I should have been
told. I thought about the concerns
my family had about my career
choice," Maddox said. In spite
of those concerns, he said his
family came to understand his
choice and was proud of his
He said he was sure that
the families of the graduating
students had reservations about
their career choice as well.
"I will hot stand here and tell
you that your new career choice
is not one that comes with a
certain, amount of danger,"
Maddox said, "but those of us in
the Department of Corrections
always come together to take
care of one another. We never
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2B TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Wall celebrates 'blessings'
of 95 years -
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor -
If Lake Butler resident Hazel
Wall could add a chapter to her
book, "Cracker Girl: A. Love
Story," she said it would be titled,
"The Blessings of Getting Old."
It would certainly be an
appropriate chapter to conclude
the book Wall wrote about her
life. She has gotten so much joy
out of these past few years that
she'd love to share it with others.
"I'm just having so much fun
that I want to tell the world about
it," she said.
Wall's family wanted her to
write another book, but since she
was in her 80s when she wrote
"Cracker Girl: A Love Story," she
didn't think that was possible. :
'"I didn't think I had time," she
said. "I never expected to live
this long. I didn't ever expect to
get this old."
Yet there was Wall. the center
ofattention at a 95t birthday bash
that was held June 29 at the New
River Baptist Church fellowship
hall. Family anid friends from
all over showed up to pay their
:"I don't know how many
people we had-probably about
100," Wall said.
Yes, Wall has slowed down
over the years, but she said she is
still getting so much out of life-
maybe even more. The ,morning
of-her birthday party was the
perfect example. Wall watched it
. rain as she ate her breakfast and
was overcome by the sight.
"I have always loved the rain
and stormy weather," she said,
"but never in my life has rain
meant that much to me. Every
drop that was running down that
window seemed like a caress. It
was a God-given blessing, and I
was aware of it. I started crying."
Wall couldn't have thought
she was on the path to so much
enjoyment in life when her
husband, Bill, died in 2010. They
were married for 73 years, and
it was those times she and Bill
shared that Wall thought made up
the most memorable parts of her
book. It was their relationship
that prompted Wall to add the
words "a love story" to the
"I cried so much that first
year," Wall said referring to the
aftermath of Bill's death. "I still
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miss him a lot."
Bill's health was declining, so
as much as she didn't want to
let him go, Wall, as a Christian,
knew her husband would be in a
"We would look in each other's
eyes and think about having to
depart, and watch our eyes fill up
with tears." Wall said. "He didn't
want to leave me. I didn't want
him to have to leave me, either,
but I didn't want to keep him
here in the condition he was in."
The good times, though, lasted
right up until her Bill's death.
Wall said she enjoyed cooking
meals for her husband, who
would always compliment her
and show his appreciation for her
His death may have been
inevitable, Wall said, but that
didn't mean there was no
laughter. Wall remembered when
she and her husband both relied
on walkers to get around. Wall
returned from picking blueberries
in her yard one day when the
berries somehow spilled all over
the floor. It was quite a sight to
see the two of them trying to
maintain' their balance while,
using a broom and a dustpan to
collect the berries, Wall said.
"Every time the broom would
touch the blueberries, they'd
scatter and just go all over the
place," she said. "We got to
laughing at ourselves. I could see
him, and he could see me. It was
ridiculous. It was funny. We got
to laughing until we cried."
Despite the obvious sadness
that came with Bill's death,
Wall discovered life still had
its enjoyable moments. Though
active in church and missionary
work throughout her life, Wall
said reading the Bible now means
more to her than it ever did.
"I guess I have more time to
study," she said.
In fact, Wall said verses she
didn't even know she knew pop
into her head at what seem to be
"I have a veritable treasure
trope of scripture," Wall said. "I
didn't realize I knew so much of
it. I've been accumulating it, I
Earlene and Dan Alvarez
Hazel Wall (front, center) celebrates her 95th birthday .
with children (clockwise from bottom left) Wanda le.. r niversarS with
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guess, for years. It comes when
I need it."
Wall said she had given away
all her Bible. study helps from
when she used to teach Sunday
school. As it turned out, she
gave it away prematurely. Wall
was asked to lead a ladies' Bible
study group for her church,
Momrningstar Baptist. Anywhere
from five to eight women have
been meeting on Tuesdays every
other week for approximately
two months now.
"I was thrilled to death to
get to do that,", Wall said. "It's
about the nicest thing that's ever
happened to me. Maybe that's
one reason the Lord's leaving me
Wall used to live in a house
in Brooker, but after Bill died,
the house was too big. She now
lives in a small house~off of Lake
Street in Lake Butler.
The house in Brooker may
have become too big too manage,
but Wall manages just fine in
almost every other aspect of life.
She wakes up every morning
and cooks breakfast for herself.
It could be a scrambled egg one
morning and made-from-scratch
blueberry pancakes another,
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This birthday cake was
made by Hazel Wall's great-
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nid friends on Julv
3. They were married July 3}
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Heather Nicole Arthur, 24, of
Starke was arrested July 6 by
'Bradford deputies for a probation
Dennis Ray Asbell, 39, of
Starke was arrested July 1 by
Bradford deputies for possession
of drug equipment, resisting an
officer and a conditional release
Aaron S. Ashburn, 39, of
Starke was arrested July 3 by
Starke police for larceny and re-
sisting an officer.
Cheyenne Khol Barnes, 21, of
Florahome was arrested July 4
by Bradford deputies for crimi-
nal mischief with propertydam-
Billy James Barton, 38, of
Starke was arrested July 5 by
Starke police for an out-of-coun-
ty warrant and larceny.
Dwayne Blunt, 41, of Starke
was arrested July 6 by Bradford
deputies for driving with a sus-
pended, revoked, canceled or
i David Eric Michael Bresee,
.27, of Hampton was arrested July
2 by Bradford deputies for larce-
'ny and dealing in stolen property.
Robert Miles B.own, 32, of
Dunnellon was arrested July 7 by
SStarke police for driving with a
suspended, revoked, canceled or
SEdward Russell Carter, 62, of
Jacksonville was arrested July. 7
by Bradford deputies for DUI, a
probation violation and hit-and-
S James Herbert Clark, 39, of
Qlen St. Mary was arrested July
5 by Union deputies for driving
with a suspended, revoked or ex-
SAaron Marshall Copeland, 35,
Of Starke was arrested July 6 by
Starke police for trespassing and
* possession of drug equipment.
Lawrence Michael Dasilva,
26, of Scituate, Mass. was ar-
tsted July 2 by Lawtey police
5for driving with a suspended, re-
'-oked, canceled or .disqualified
1Kyle Leon Dick, 23, of Starke
was arrested July 7 by Bradford
deputies' for two out-of-county
'David Patrick Donaldson, 28,
f Ctallahan was arrested July 2
ly Bradford deputies for driving
Swith a suspended, revoked, can-
qeled or disqualified license.
S Charles Edward Drew, 34, of
Stark was arrested. July 6 by
.Bradford deputies for a proba-
SChristopher Daniel Emanuel,-
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July 3 by Bradford deputies for
two probation violations.
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deputies for shooting or throw-
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criminal mischief with property
Lindsay Freeman, 26, of St.
Augustine was arrested July 1 by
Bradford deputies for a probation
Brian Scott Fuquay, 25, of
Starke was arrested July 7 by
Bradford deputies for an out-of-
county warrant and possession of
Larry Victane Gatlin, 40, of
Jacksonville was arrested July 4
by Bradford deputies for driving
with a suspended, revoked, can-
celed or disqualified license.
Vernon Richard Goodwin,
40, of Starke was arrested July 8
by Bradford deputies for giving
false verification of ownership or
false identification to a second-
ary metals recycler.
Anthony Quinn Gravely, 62,
of Lawtey was arrested July 4
by Starke police for disorderly
William Grayer, 30, of Starke
was arrested July 3 by Bradford
deputies for producing marijua-
Todd Christian Greer, 28, of
Middleburg was arrested July 2
by Bradford deputies for posses-
sion of marijuana and possession
of drug equipment.
James Ray Harris, 27, of
Starke was arrested July 3 by
Bradford deputies for resisting
Robert\Qraydon Harris, 49, of
Lake Butle'was arrested July 7
by Union deputies for assault and
Curtis Lamont Harold, 27, of
Raiford was arrested July 5 by
Union deputies for resisting an
officer and assault.
ChaRleU S m'nt Henderson,
35, of Starke was arrested July
5 by Bradford deputies for oper-
ating a motor vehicle without a
William Levin Henderson, 22,
of Lake Butler was arrested June
25 by Union deputies for an out-
James Vernon Hemdon, 20, of
Raiford was arrested July 7 by
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Reginald Terry Hill, 52, of
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Ahmad Rashawn Hudson, 35,
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Bradford deputies for delivery or
selling a controlled substance,
delivery or trafficking in a con-
trolled substance and possession
of a controlled substance without
Aquiles L Jackson, 18, of
Starke was arrested July 8 by
Starke Police for burglary and
Mark Christopher Jackson, 41,
of Starke was arrested July 3 by
Bradford deputies for failure to
Dre'Shaun Davon Johnson,
22, of Jacksonville was arrested
July 7 by Bradford deputies for
Dusty Marie Johnson, 35, of
Starke was arrested July 2 by
Bradford deputies for disorderly
William Johnson, 35, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested July
7 by Clay deputies for violating a
Dillan Christopher Jones, 18,
of Starke was arrested July 2 by
Starke police for larceny.
Tony Eugene Jordan Jr., 32, of
Providence was arrested June 24
by Union deputies for a proba-
Kevin David Kedgley, 35, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
July 7 by Starke police for DUI.
Tyrell Gerard Kendrick, 25,
of Ocala was arrested July 1 by
Bradford deputies for failure to
Crystal Shiko Masters, 28, of
Starke 'was' arrested July 1 by
Bradford deputies for a probation
Levy Deshaun McCloud, 33,
of Starke was arrested July 1 by
Bradford deputies for a probation
Mary Mitzan, 69, of Hampton
was arrested July 4 by Bradford
deputies for aggravated assault -
Cynthia Darlene Plasters, 52,
of Starke was arrested July 5 by
Bradford deputies for aggravated
battery, aggravated assault -
weapon and burglary.
Mildred Elizabeth Pope, 23, of
Lake City was arrested July 7 by
Union deputies for driving with
a suspended, revoked, canceled
or disqualified license, failure
to appear and criminal mischief
with property damage.
Chandra Janet Preston, 25, of
Gainesville was arrested July 3
by Bradford deputies for a pro-
Jeffrey Redding, 54,,of Starke
was arrested July 4 by Bradford
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Gil Santiago, 33, of Starke
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Thomas Staton, 25, of Key-
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Hiram Lester Thacker, 32, of
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Amanda Renee Thornton, 24,
of Starke was arrested July 6 by
Starke police for failure to ap-
Logan MacKenzie Turber-
ville, 33, of Lake City was ar-
rested July 7 by Bradford depu-
ties for DUI.
Willie B. Tyson, 65, of Starke
was arrested July 8 by Starke po-
lice for driving with a suspended,
revoked, canceled or disqualified
Trapper Ward Vanallen, 33,
of Starke was arrested July 6 by
Bradford deputies for battery and
Andrew Joseph Vasquez, 23,
of Lawtey was arrested July 2 by
Starke police for shoplifting.
Michael Scott West, 31, of
Jacksonville was arrested July 4
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TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 PAGE 4B
I addressed the Union County
Commission Monday, June
17. This is the right of every
citizen of the county and is the
commission's first order of
business at each meeting. This is
a summary of things I said.
It is a matter of public record
that Wayne Smith was deposed
of as chairmanand Mr. Tallman
took 'that position. At that time,
Smith asked one at a time had any
other commissioner ever brought
any money into the county from
the state or federal governments
or other entities. None had. In
his tenure, Smith has procured
more than $35 million for Union
County. Of that, one-fifth goes
to his district. In other words,
the others who did nothing
get to spend. 80 percent of the
money from his efforts to keep
the voters in their districts happy
First, think how the roads and
other services would be in your
district if you had to depend on
the funds your commissioner
got! Next, ask just what is your
commissioner doing for the
$26,000 he is paid.
One commissioner said that it
is a "joint effort." I replied that it
seems to be-he gets and the rest
of you spend.
Also a matter of public record,
last summer when we had so
many storms and roads were
washed out and mosquitoes were
rampant, Smith was the only
commissioner to show up at the
meeting with FEMA. As a result.
Union County was funded for
road repair and was sprayed for
mosquitoes. As I said, people
died from West Nile Virus all
over the South and others' health
was impacted for a lifetime. So,
had Smith not gone, it seems
certain some from Union County
would have died/been disabled.
' fihe mosquito population still
seems to be down this year.
Chairman Tallman agreed that
Smith has done a great job for
the county and that he struggles
to do in 40 hours what Wayne
lid in 24. I take that as a claim
that Tallman. is spending 40
hours a week as .a commissioner
working for-the county's interest.
I am a bit skeptical. I wish I had
asked, "Then why is he not still
chairman since he can do it and
How many of you work 40
hours plus travel time and othei
expenses for less than $26,000'
Does your commissioner work
even 10 hours for the county?
Surely, he does things in his
district, but that is really jusi
work for his own re-election.
I remember when the
commission that then was ran
Union County into receivership.
The governor appointed Maryvin
Pritchett to run the county and he
got us financially solvent.
Authority was then returned to
the county and the commission.
Wayne Smith was elected and
learned on the job and has
tirelessly worked for Union
County, all the county, not just
his district. He spends much of
his $26,000 salary doing the
business of the county. I said then
that nothing in the public record
gives any evidence that Union
County would not again go down
the tubes were Wayne Smith to
drop dead of a heart attack.
Wayne Smith is the only
county commissioner we
have. The others are district
commissioners who work to be
re-elected and help the county
by accident in their pursuit of the
easy salary. Their ability to do
that depends a lot on the-money
they obtain from Smith's efforts.
Should you disagree with the
last paragraph, show up at the
next meeting and speak and list
all the things your commissioner
has done for Union County.
To all UCHS students, past
and present: Thank you to each
of you for the 25-plus years of
being with you each day. With
some of you, your children
sitting where you once sat. It
has been a pleasure and a joy
watching,each of you year after
year grow into young ladies and
gentlemen, watching you choose
your dreams and making them
Thank you for all the hugs,
love yous, using my shoulder
when needed, all the hard work,
the Hardee's, the career days that
you worked so hard to make a
success, and all the silly things
we did over the years. Can't
leave out being "Granny" to a lot
h of you!' . .
, One final thing: Our memories
are precious and I love each of
you for them. To each of you-I
Hugs from "stay at home sub."
S With all the fuss and fuming
regarding the idea that a man
l should be able to marry another
d man and a woman marry another
woman, two major questions
seem to bejust hanging in the air,
r unanswered and unanswerable.
S The first is "why?" For
k what reason should it become
Legal and/or acceptable for a
s human being to marry someone
t of the same sex? Would
mankind benefit from such an
action? Does history show that
previous successful cultures
have improved by doing so?
Can anyone point po just one
civilization from the past which
has endorsed such a thing and
then "lived to tell about it?" Of
course not. And for good reason.
It flies in the face of common
"But wait. The current system
isn't fair. We should allow this
in order to be sure that we're all
treated the same." Big fat lie!
We ate already treated the same.
I can't marry my sister, neither
can you. I can't marry someone
of my own sex; neither can you.
Whatever current law allows me
to do, you can do the same.
It's not fairness that's the
issue here. The reality is that
some people want to change the
definition of marriage, which
leads to the other (huge) question,
unanswered and unanswerable.
"If marriage is not a lifelong
commitment between one' man
and one woman, then what is it?"
Has anyone put forth a new,
replacement definition? Have
any of our brilliant "leaders of
change" in Washington, D.C.,
stepped up to the plate on this
one? I sure haven't seen or heard
of any. And with good reason.
Any new definition would surely
leave out some fringe group,
or even individual, who could
claim that he/she/it was not being
treated fairly. "If a man can
marry another man, why can't I
- have several spouses, perhaps a
few female, a few male, and one
Preposterous you say. Of
course it is. But so is the whole
concept of changing the meaning
of marriage that has been in place
since the dawn of time.
It's obvious to me that, if
marriage is not what it has
been for centuries among the
vast majority of tribes, cultures
and civilizations, then it is
nothing. And if it is nothing,
then humankind is doomed
because marriage and its logical
companion, family, are, and
have been, the glue that has held
together bilIlions of human beings
since Adam and E\e.
Leonard C. I ioung.
To the man and woman that
were exiting.. Walmart in Starke
on Friday, June 28, this is a note
of apology. I am sure you will
recall the incident if you are the
one I am referring to.
I am the woman that was
hurrying into the door at
Walmart; you had bags in your
hands and were exiting the same
door. Evidently in my state of
trying to rush before bad weather
began, I was closer to you than I
You made the comment,
"Sorry lady, I didn't mean to run
you over." As I continued on, I
commented (not directly to you),
"If you would go out the right
door." When I said that, the Holy
Spirit pricked my heart. When I
turned, you were gone (not that
I would have recognized you
anyway because I was in such a
This is an apology to you,
sir. I. am so sorry that incident
happened and I am asking for
your forgiveness for my rudeness
and un-Christ like attitude. I
could give you several excuses
for my frame of mind at that
particular time, but there is no
excuse for my rudeness to you.
The sin of my attitude at that
time has been weighing heavy
on my heart. I have prayed for
forgiveness to the Lord, but I
need to ask your forgiveness and
this is the only way I know how
to attempt to do that.
I ask you again, please forgive
This is a response to the letter
written by Brian Snapp of Citrus
County, dated 7-4-13.
As citizen of Bradford County
as well as a U.S. and taxpaying
citizen of this country, I have
a deep sense of consternation
about Mr. Snapp's view of
Starke's citizens' behavior, yet a
conv iction to share m) opinion.
MN sense of an\iet) comes not
so much bN his first amendment
right in standing for %%hai he
believes. but a statement of
My question is what evidence
exists to indicate that all the
protesters of the atheist protesters
on Saturday, June 29, were from
Starke? Does the display of
rebel flag protesters represent
the population of true Christian
believers, composing of people
who are diverse in gender, race,
and belief in the totality of
the Holy Bible, represent this
diverse people of Starke? In
view of the fact that this writer,
a professing Christian,- was
not at the unveiling of the Ten
Commandments ceremony, that
make me less of a believer, of the
Christian faith or nonbeliever of
Stereotyping in any form is
dangerous business. The display
of the rebel flag, the Bonnie
Blue Flag, an Orphan Brigade
flag does not represent all the
people of Starke, unless one had
direct knowledge of those uncivil
protesters being Starke residents.
Albeit, the community of
Starke has not been without
challenges, yet many of the
diverse and widely held beliefs
of the people I have known for
years do not hold to the exhibition
of civil mockery. Futhermore,
the statistical information
available in the U.S. archives for
the military includes citizens of
high moral character, my father
included, who was willing to
sacrifice their lives for a United
States, not a divided one.
The article states "all y'all in
Starke should be ashamed of the
frightfully childish, behavior
from some of y'all." Again,
who were the some? Retired
military service people, African-
Americans, Asians, Native
Indians, white Americans,
Jewish, or others?.
The concern you expressed
has some merit as it relates to the
SAmerican flag, concomitant to
the pledge for a unified Ahierica
under God. This represents the
"Spirit of America, and for me a
statement of principle, coalesced
in "unit\ "' not divisi eness.
This freedom of expression does
not stereotype those, who due
to religious or other reasons,
disagree in principle; but enables
those persons to find civil-ways
to express their right to disagree.
Biblically,the right to choose is
even laid out in a text of the canon,
which I hold with conviction,
in my belief as a practicing
Christian. The statement is: "For
God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in Him shall
not perish, but have everlasting
life." So, aside from my belief,'
your position as a person is
important, not because of your
non-Christian, faith beliefs; but
your right to peaceful assembly.
In summation, Mr. Snapp
and others, please do not judge
the community of Starke or
the essence of Christianity on .
account of the inappropriate
display of some unknown
spectators, as alluded to as
residents. I believe this type of
statement devalues the people
who have no personal knowledge
of inappropriate behavior. These
are the very statements that
entrap and confuse people and'
generations, and the lie "they're
all that way."
The protesters holding the
rebel flags and blowing horns
do not represent Christians
who believe in the oneness of
"God's Spirit." The first letter
to the early church of Corinth
points to the unity of the believer
through the power of the Spirit
in baptism, irrespective of
birthplace, cultural, biological,`'
and social characteristics of a
person (See 1 Corinthians 12:13
in New Testament Scripture).
Mr. Snapp, 'the town you
stopped in for 30-plus years prior
to your unfortunate experience
will hopefully, in time, evoke
more favorable memories.
Clarence DeSue Jr.
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The Keystone U17 soccer team has played its way to multiple championships and a
berth in the August nationals. Pictured (l-r) are Nacho Grimaldo, Wyatt Graziano, Juan
Grimaldo, Zac Holman, Cory Hedding and coach Trevor Waters. Not pictured: Brandon
Keystone U 17
tough to beat
Keystone's four players
outscored their opponents by
a combined score of 39-19 in
capturing the U17 division
championship of the 11h annual
Keystone Heights Rotary Club
3v3 Tournament, which was held
June 29 at Twin Lakes Park.
The Indians, consisting of
Wyatt Graziano, Juan Grimaldo,
Cory Hedding and Zac Holman,
won five consecutive matches
in claiming their second straight
tournament title and third this
* Keystone outscored its
opponents 28-12 to capture the
-championship of the 11ih annual
3v3 tournament in Ponte Vedra
on June 8-9. The team, which
also included Nacho Grimaldo
and Brandon Hannah, had five
wins and one tie. The Indians
defeated the Tallahassee Tropics
6-5 in overtime to claim the title.
Back in March, the Indians
won a 3v3 tournament in
Keystone has qualified for the
Keystone squads prove they're tops
The Keystone Youth Soccer Ull and U12 teams placed first and second, respectively,
at the 11th annual Keystone Heights Rotary Club 3v3 Tournament, which was held June
29 at Twin Lakes Park. The two teams faced each other in the U12 rec championship
match, with the U11 team coming out on top 3-2. The U12 team is (front, I-r) Philip
Grimaldo, Gage Skipper, Garret Stanley, Caleb Cushman, Anthony Horton and
Christopher Wright. The Ull team Is (back, I-r) Isaac Cardenas, Samuel Santana, Bryan
Value, coach Duane Patterson, Matthew White, Julian Holmes and Casey Dewitt.
Continued from 2B
Wall also enjoys cooking for
others, such as her son Mike,
who lives nearby.
"She still cooks with cast-
iron pots, including the great
big ones," Mike Wall said. "She
loves her cast iron."
To which his mother replied,
"I just love to cook. I guess I'll
cook until I die."
Wall loves to read. If it's not
the Bible, it's the Wall Street
Journal, which she reads every
day to get caught up on world
Then there are a certain
author's books that Wall seemed
a little embarrassed about.
"I don't guess there are very
man old ladies who are addicted
to Louis L'Amour," Wall said.
That so-called addiction began
Hazel Wall is still
life has to offer
her life story,
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seven years ago.
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a yard sale with a box full -of About the on
paperback books. She- picked age has put a
up a Louis L"Amour book and driving, though
read it. Since then, the author's that up volunta
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to write another book, but she
still writes letters to family and
friends. Such correspondence
has been prevalent throughout
her life. She and Bill moved
quite a bit, but she would always
keep in touch with the friends
they left behind, Wall said.
Wall recently just gained one
more person to write to after
'having a phone conversation
with a cousin she had never
gotten the opportunity to know
"I've got another pen pal,"
Wall said. "I'm going to write to
her, and she's going to write to
Wall is sure to write her
cousin about the blessings of life
and about how much fun she's
having. In fact, Wall said, "If
everybody could realize that -it
could be this good when they get
this old, I guess they would all be
wanting to get old to enjoy it." -,
Though there's a whole book
about her, perhaps one need only
Continued from4B opportunity
I did hang my head in shame
as I read the article titled
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"Thou wilt shew me the path of
life; in they presence is fullness
of joy; at thy right hand there are
"That's Christian life," Wall
said. "It can't get any better."
up to present
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ashamed of their behavior." I
hung my head in shame because
surrounding this article are pages
of advertisements for worship
opportunities in Starke.
We are definitely a community
that is not short on places to
worship on Sunday morning,
but I believe we missed the
opportunity to --worship during
the unveiling of the atheist
monument. Not by gathering in
our churches and showing our
love for God kind of worship,
but being respectful and loving
to our neighbors kind of worship.
As I was reading the parable
of the Good Samaritan, I
wondered what, most Christian
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have thrown fountain drinks"'
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"Topsy" Ebling, 79, of Kingsley
Lake died on Sunday, July 7, 2013,
following-complications from sur-
gery. .- ....
She is survived by: her husband of
5 years, Warren Eblinrig; daughters,
Sandra (Jimmy) Alvarez and Susan
(Gary) Bakken; six grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; one sis-
-ter, Lucy White; and one brother,
Clinton (Shirley) Barton.
SShe was a member of Kingsley.
Lake Baptist Church where a memo-
rial celebrating her life will be held
bn Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, donations can be made to
PET Florida Penny Farms (a mobil-
ity transportation project), P.O. Box
919,4566 Lewis Ave., Penny Farms,
FL 32079, or www.petflorida.org
.FAIRFAX-Sara Hope Holliday
Effrain passed away Saturday, June
29; 2013, in Fairfax, Va., after a
She was born in Jacksonville on
Nov. 30, 1946, to the late Arthur
Nelson Holliday and Sara Hope
Haynes Holliday. She was a gradu-
ate of Bradford High. School and
Florida State University and taught
at schools in Florida and Georgia.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by: her daughter,
Kathryn Hope Rivera of Muskegon,
Mich.; grandson, Phoenix Rivera of
Alhambra, Calif.; brother, Arthur
(Jane) Holliday of Lake City; niec-
es, Suzanne Leamon of D'Iberville,
Miss., and Sabrina Green of Lake
City; aunt, Mildred Haynes of
Starke; and cousins, Anne Haynes of
Starke, Marcia Welch of Savannah,
Ga., Kathleen Severo of Sterling,
Va., Maggi Jones of Toronto, Can-
ada, and Joe Scanlan of San Jose,
Graveside services were held on
July 10, at Crosby Lake Cemetery
with the Rev. Mike Moore offici-
ating; Local arrangements are by
Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of
Starke. Online condolences may be
left at www.jonesgallagherfh.com.
STARKE-Mary Alice French,
87, of Starke, died Monday, June 24,
2013, at the home of her caregiver.
'She was born Jan. 28, 1926, in
Granite City, Ill., to the late Henry
G. and Iva Ruby (Wallace) Ezell.
Prior to retirement she worked as an
executive secretary in the banking
industry. She was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Starke,
Order of the Eastern Star Chapter
650 in Granite City, and the Order of
the White Shrine, Mt. Olive Shrine
#15 in St. Louis, Mo.
She was preceded in death by:4ier
husband, Earl Paul French; siblings,
Henry Ezell, Russell Ezell and Kath-
leen Ezell Wallace. She is survived
by: her daughter, Dianne (Walter)
Westcott of Starke; brothers, Ger-
ald Ezell, Jimmy Ezell and Tommy
Ezell, all of Illinois; three grandchil-
dren; three great-grandchildren; two
step-sisters in Illinois; and sister-in-
law, Jane Ezell of Starke.
Memorial services were held
on July 9 in the First Presbyterian
Church in Starke. Interment will be
at a later date in Jacksonville Na-
tional Cemetery. Arrangements are
by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
LAWTEY-Annie Hazel Ste-
phens Reader, 87, of Lawtey died on
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, following a
She was born in Alkol, W. Va.,
July 12, 1925, to the late Albert Al-
len and Nettie A. (Martin) Price and
has been a resident of Lawtey since
2005. She worked as a nurse's aide
in hospitals and nursing homes be-
fore her retirement. She was a mem-
ber of the Northside Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her
eleven siblings and her husband,
James Roy Reader. She is survived
by: her sons, James (Magda) Ste-
phens of Lawtey and John (Bon-
nie) Stephens' of Pennsylvania; and
daughter, Gloria Stephens Damone;
six grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; and two great-great-
A memorial service was held July
9 in the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel with
Pastor Larry Finley officiating. Ar-
rangements are by Jones-Gallagher
Funeral Home of Starke.
bert C. Willard, 69, died on Friday,
July 5, 2013. He was born in Buf-
falo, S.C., and resided in Keystone
He is survived by: his wife, Caro-
lyn Willard; three sons, Kevin (Nao-
mi) Willard, Rob Willard and Kenny
(Tonya) Gibbs; sister, Bobbie J. Wil-
lard; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
July 10 at Freedom Baptist Church,
Keystbne Heights, with Pastor Chris
Koiner. Burial followed in Holly
Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements
by Holly Hill Funeral Home.
Thank you will never be
enough to express our
gratitude for the
outpouring of love
during the last month.
Our family has received
many calls, food, visits,
cards and gifts; the
kindnesses shown are
very much appreciated.
Thank you to all who
came to the memorial
service to honor Glen
and his service to
The family of
On July 10, 2013, you
would have been 71 on
your birthday, and on
July 14, it will be 5
years since you've been
gone. Oh my God, you
are missed so very
Your wife, Caroline
Bits and pieces of history from the
archives of the Bradford County Telegraph
LAKE FRONTS IN
Kingsley Lake is growing
steadily in popularity with Starke
people as a summer resort,
and'lots on the west sideof the
lake are rapidly being taken up.
During the present week E.S.
Matthews, FA. Scott, and G.F.
Scott purchased lake fronts from
Comer- L. Peek and intend to
build in time for occupancy next
summer. This makes nine Starke
families who now have places
adjoining Dr. Freeman to the
J.L. Gillyard, of the Water
Oak section, is probably the first
Bradford County farmer to get a
full bale of cotton picked out and
ready for the gin. Mr. Gillyard
was in- 'town Thursday and
informed The Telegraph reporter
that he had a bale of the fleecy
staple ready for the gins when
they start.- 1098.
* RATES REDUCED ON
to the strawberry growers of
this section is contained in a late
press dispatch from Washington,
New River Community Health Care
Board Meeting Announcement
The New River Community- Health
SCare. Center Board of Directors is
scheduled to meet Wednesday, July
17, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
. .at the Union County Public. Library,
250 S.E. 51h -Ave, Lake Butler, FL
32054. Meetings are open to the
- -public. For more information, please
contact Winrie Holland at 904-964-.
7732, extension 1609 or at 386-496-
3211, extension 2609.
stating, that the Inter-State
Commerce Commission has
'decided the minimum car weight
of strawberries shall be 'reduced
to ,175 crates and that the New
York rate on a minimum car shall
be $1.80 per crate. The minimum
car has heretofore been 200
crates, and when the cars were
not loaded to that full number
the rate per crate was $2.56. The
concession is an important one
and will have the appreciation
of the. growers of the section.
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stove or grate for 50 cents. Phone
Dr. Armstrong will make his
regular visit August 10 at the
Commercial Hotel. Anyone
having any eye trouble, nervous
or chronic complaints should see
him. H eer one day only. -1908.
MERRY HOUSE PARTY
Misses- Lois, Elizabeth and
Annie-Brown Edwards, Louie
Belle Brown, and Emma Pearce,
and Messrs. W.H. Edwards, M.
Perry, Chas. Brooking, and Roy
Ott composed a merry house
party entertained for a few
days of this week by Mrs. D.R.
Edwards at Anderson's cottage,
Kingsley Lake.- 1908.
HOOKED BY COW
Master. Cyril Biscoe had
a dangerous experience
Wednesday afternoon with a
hooking cow. He was playing in
the street with some other boys
when the cow attacked him and
tossed him over -her head. He
landed on the cow's back and fell
to the ground. At this juncture
Mrs. Moitt went to the lad's
assistance and saved him from
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lThe new seats for the Baptist
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being installed this week, ready
for use Sunday. The church has
been newly papered and painted
inside, and when the new seats
and pulpit furnishings are in
place, this house of worship
will be one of the coziest and
most comfortable in this section.
EXCHANGE IS SOLD
The largest business
transaction that has taken place
in Starke for some time is that of
the sale of the-Starke Telephone
.Exchange, hitherto owned by
J.L. Warren, to Messrs. L.E. and
ZJ. Roberts, of Lawtey.
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something you do to pay the
bills. A career is something you
invest your life in. In corrections,
that is what we are all about," he
Maddox offered some advice
to the.new graduates as well.
"Always try to do the right
thing for the right reason and you
won't go wrong," he said. "Treat
everyone the way you want to be
treated. Be tough, but always be
fair." He advised the graduates
not to take their frustrations with
work home with them and not
to bring their frustrations from
home to the institution.
He closed with a quote from
Muhammad All: "Don't count
the days... make the days count."
The graduates and their
families enjoyed refreshments
and fellowship at the close of the
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July 4 has come and gone,
and the hot summer is upon
us. Bluegills, redbellies and
shellcrackers will be the easiest
fish to catch during the day for
the remainder of the summer.
The redbellies and bluegills will
group and bed around new and
Early and late will be your best
bets for bass as well as saltwater
trout and reds. Persistent bass
fishermen should remember
Larry and Shane
took first at the
Rotary Big Bass
Ricky Rhoden and Preston
Huckeby (not pictured)
took second at the Lake
Butler Rotary Big Bass
Lake Butler Rotary.
Big Bass Tournament
cover will provide cooler water
temperatures and better odds.
If you are looking for some
different outside activities,
remember that shrimp are
available on the St. Johns, and
if you are looking for a cooler
pastime, bay scallops might be
The bass bite has been hot on
Rowell Lake since the launch has
reopened. Brandon Harvey and
Austin Manning had about the
only boat at the June 27 Sampson
Lake tournament, and they took
Ed Allen caught and released
large numbers of bass out of
Rowell July 3-4. Most of these
fish were caught around the
edge of the hydrilla mats on soft
Zack Smith and
took first at the
June 28 open
Lake Butler bass
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performance, the event brought a
lot of tradition, good completion
and good administration to
play. For a lake the size of
Lake Butler-with a tradition
of producing less than average
sized bass-to put 53 boats on
the water, something good has
got to be going on.
To start with, the water levels
are good in all local lakes,
including Lake Butler.
The tournament was well
organized and managed by Rotary
Club President Zach Smith. The
competition for the one single
large bass per boat made the
weigh-in run smoothly. The
fisherman payout to the top 10
winners was a major part of the
collected proceeds. The obvious
goal of the event was to create a-
great activity and not necessarily
to maximize charitable profits.
Next year's incoming president,
Scott Roberts, was present,
assisting and preparing for 2014
The first-place winners of
the tournament were Larry and
Shane Hendricks, a father and son
duo, with a catch that weighed in
at 3.25 pounds. Larry noted that
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Father and son
Cody Black are
pictured with | -
a nice catch at
the Joey Tyson
Bald Eagle .
Shane had just graduated from
high school, and the win was a
great way to celebrate his recent
achievement. Apparently the
catch was an exciting event for
the pair. Larry described both of
them with shaky legs after the
fish was netted.
Lake Butler is a unique lake in
the area. Very few lakes located
adjacent to a main city of even
a small, rural town can boast
about a shoreline that is almost
totally undeveloped. The tanning
content of the lake makes
its water rather dark, but the
shoreline is quite attractive. The
public lake launch is really nice,
and the reputation for small bass
is really overstated.
Several fish over 2 pounds
were caught at the tournament,
and Jay Norman recently caught
a 9-pounder from the lake.
The Lake Butler Rotary
Club has really created a great
traditional activity by paring the
and Zack Smith
took first and had
the big fish at
the July 3 Joey
Tyson Bald Eagle
Joey Tyson/Bald Eagle Bait
and Tackle bass tournaments 6'a
Santa Fe Lake every Wednesday,;.;
with the classic scheduled for'
Aug. 7; ,,
Sampson Lake. tournamenls *'
every Thursday; ,,. .
July 8, new moon; :
July 22, full moon; .'
meetings will resume in
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1998 ACURA-dark green,
2.3 cyl. Sunroof, new
tires, 5-speed manual,
30 mpg. 220,000 miles,
$1,495. Contact 904-533-
2000 MERCURY GRAND
Marquis LS loaded. Cold
A/C nice car. 68,700 Mi.
$4,500 OBO. Call '904-
2010 CHRYSLER TOWN &
Country loaded: Low mill-
age. Excellent condition.
Call between 5 and 8 PM.
Land for Sale
LAND FOR SALE in Union
County. Property is ap-
prox. 20 acres. Suitable
for building purposes,
taking care of horses.
and agriculture purposes.
$65,000. Call 863-414-
28+/- ACRES of mixed
pasture land and woods.
Small creek on the prop-
erty and partially fenced.
Great home site on
County Road 18 toward
Brooker. Asking $129,900
O.B.O. Possible owner
DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro-
fessional Offices for rent,
$315 per month. Confer-
ence room, kitchen, utili-
ties and more provided.
RETAIL SPACE in busy
strip center. 1,000 sq.ft.
and 2,000 sq. ft. units.
South HWY 301 front-
age, across from the KOA
Campground. Call 352-
ATTN: STATE PROPERTY
MANAGER, we have a
two-story building, 9 offic-
es, dual A/C system, etc.
SWill modify for long-term
contract. For more infor-
mation call Mary Johnson
FOR RENT: Suite of offices.
Reception area, 3 offices,
break room, 2 bathrooms.
$550/mo. For more infor-
mation call Mary Johnson
EX-LARGE OW. ON 2/3.
acre. Fireplace, new
metal roof-AC-rugs. To-
tally refurbished. Owner
USED & REPO SALE: We
now have several good-
used late model trade
in's and repo homes
available. 2008 by Town.
28x60, 3/2 (real nice)
$45,615. Delivered to
your lot (has AC plus
new appliances). 2007
32x80 Fleetwood very
nice condition (has AC,
fireplace and-new appli-
ances $52,055. delivered
to your lot. North Point
Homes, Gainesville, Fl.
NEW 28x48 3/2 Jacob-
sen $31,995.-(Home only
pricing). You arrange
the set up or we can.
Home priced $5,000,
below cost. North Point
Homes, Gainesville. 352-
872-5566. Free credit ap-
proval by phone till 9PM.
NORTH POINT Homes in
Gainesville has the larg-
est selection of New Ja-
cobsen Homes in Florida.
Factory Outlet Pricing.
We will beat any other
dealer price. North Point
Homes, Gainesville, Fl.
PALM HARBOR 3BR/2BA.
NEVER TITLED all warran-
ties apply. 3BR/2BA. Only
MODULAR HOMES starting
at only $40 sq. ft. 904-
3 BR/1 1/2 BA home off
Orange St., behind Winn
Dixie. Cats ok. 352-745-
WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom ,
MH, clean, close to pris-
"BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT"
LAWNS & MORE
"Quality work for your budget"
Mowing and More!!!
John Wood 352-281-7821
on. Call 352-468-1323.
NICE MOBILE HOMES
in Lake Butler & Starke.
16x80 2BR/2BA, DW
3BR/2BA. 2 & 3 BR sin-
gle wides. Both fenced.
Deposit required. Call
MOBILE HOMES FOR
RENT starting'at $525
per month. Hidden Oaks,
Lake Butler. Call 386-
for rent at the Magnolia
Hotel. Both refrigerator
Sand microwave. Special
rates, by the month. Call
904-964-4303 for more
LAKE BUTLER APART-
MENTS, Accepting ap-
plications for HC and non-
HC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. Equal
1005 SW 6th St. Lake
Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY
LAKE BUTLER Townsend
Home- Room with private
bath for rent- daily, weekly
or monthly rates avail-
able. Fridge, microwave,
and coffee service. Call
386-496-1878 or 352-
258-2803 for information.
2BR upstairs apartment
downtown Starke. $450/
mo. plus first, last, and
security dep. Call Joan
2BR/2BA home w/laundry
1'oom, near Starke country
Club. $550/mo. Call 904-
3 BR/ 1 1/2 BA SW.w/
addition. Fenced yard,
screened porch, Between
Lake Butler & Starke.
$650/mo. $300 deposit.
Call 904-263-3999 or
2BR/2 FULL BATH, unfur-
nished doublewide mobile
home. Nestled in woods
in Worthington Springs,
on Santa Fe River. Very
private, service animals
only. $650/mo. 1st, last,
$650 deposit. Call 386-
2 BR/1 BA. Central heat
and air. Raiford. $425/
mo. $350 deposit. Call
3BR/2BA MH on 1 acre,
close to town, $525/mo.
plus deposit. Call 352-
Ask about our
$199 Move in Special
1&2 BR Apartments HC &
non-HC Units. Central AC/
Heat, on-site laundry,
playground, private, quiet
Located on SR-16,
. 1001 Soufern Villas Dr.
Equal Housing Opportunity"
resources of Lake Butler and
the great Florida sport of bass
The Open Lake Butler Bass
Tournament was not held the
week of July 4 due to the large
Rotary tournament. It was
however, held the Friday before
at Santa Fe Lake. The winners
were Zack Smith and Jay
The Joey Tyson Bald Eagle
Tournament was held July 3, and
those results are as follows:
First place and big bass-
Wayne Geiger and Zack Smith;
Rhoades and Steve Shumake;
Third place-Josh Wisham
and Travis Lake.
The big bass caught by Geiger
and Smith was more than 8
pounds and one of the three
largest caught in the area this
Watch the heat when outside
and keep your lines tight.
does it all/
- DIRECTOR OF NURSING
This is a professional position
responsible for the planning,
coordination, and implementation of
the Associate Degree Nursing
program, the Practical. Nurse program
and the Patient PCare Assistant
program Florida Gateway College.
Minimum Qualifications: Currently
licensed as a registered nurse in
Florida and shall have either a
bachelor's degree in nursing plus a
masters or doctoral degree in a related
field or a master's or doctoral degree in
nursing. Florida statues 64B9-2.005.
Two years teaching experience.
Computer literate. Knowledge of
statistical concepts. Knowledge of
accounting principles. Knowledge of
state laws affecting nursing program
operations. Ability in numerical
'reasoning and verbal expression.
Ability in written communication.
Previous leadership/ management or
Director of Nursing experience
SALARY: $49,875 Anhually, Plus
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open
Persons interested should provide
College application, vita, and
photocopies of transcripts. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
SPosition details and applications
available on web at: www.fgc.edu
Florida Gateway College
149 S.E. College'Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
S Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4814'
SFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
'VIVAOA/EA/EO College in Education and
*Land Clearing emoltion
*Ponds *Road Grading
*Dozer Work ,R.E. Jones F111l Dirt
Road Building Owner .LUmerock
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& Insured Plowing
hll| ^ 16418SWI6MlhLate Starke, FL32091
For the 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
For the3 Bedroom/2 Bath
Only $729 mth
For the 4 Bedroom/2 Bath
Call for current
WI okp Pol
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION 9B
Cl s A (904)3 964-63054 2 Where one call
Cassiied Ads 13521473-2210 a
(3861496-2261 does it alf
MOBILE HOME. Raiford.
$450/mo. Call 904-769-
0293 or 904-966-1396.
3BR/(BA mobile home,
CHIA, good location 1st
& last months rent $550/
MOBILE HOME, 14x60,
excellent condition, water,'
setic, trash, lawn mainte-
nance Included. Seniors,
1-2 people preferred.
KEYSTONE & STARKE
rentals available soon.
2BR/1 BA, some are lake-
front. Rents are from $475
up to $575 monthly. Call
fofibore info. 352-226-
moving sale; Sat. July 13
8AM. No early birds, 6061
Kingsley Lake Dr., SR 16
East. Lots of everything:
furniture, appliances, slid-
Ing glass doors. Rain or
shine- sale inside.
? CR. 18 E. in Hampton
Next door to Macedonia
Baptist Church. Clothing
.50 cents $5, plus other
items. Follow signs for
SAT.CGUN. 8AM.-? Conerly
Estates, Starke. Follow
signs. Furniture, house-
hold items, baby items,
children and adult cloth-
ing, .bikes, etc.
SAT'. AM.-3PM. 15222 SW
75*.Ave. off SR. 100 4th
hQupe on right past Slab.
GARAGE SALE Saturday,
8AM to 4PM. 6094 C.R.
214, Keystone Heights.
CASH'FOR JUNK cars $300
&iSp. Free pick up, run-
nog or not. Call 352-
FOR SALE, due to illness,
all good condition. 1994
6400 John Deer Trac-
85 hp, 3 Hitch-2 re-
motes. 640-loader 15 ft.
bat wing. 1964 Gallon
grader. 1995 Ferguson
roller. 1989 Ford 350
Dually diesel truck. 1996
Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. en-
closed trailer. 1970 F 750
single-axle Ford dump
truck w/ equipment trailer.
1993 Cadillac Deville.
12 ft. Jon boat. 4 new
oak Amish buggy wheels.
Table saw, Fert. Spreader,
spinet piano, Hammond
spinet organ L-133 has
LES LER speakers. Call
& G Meakin- Blue Nordic-
12 place settings- Antique
chairs, Walnut drop leaf
dining table, old trunks,
oak piano, school desk,
Hoosier type kitchen cabi-
net, plus more. Call 904-
CLARK FOUNDATION RE-
PAIRS, INC. Correction
of termite & water-dam-
aged wood & sills. Level-
ing & raising Houses/
Bldgs. Pier Replacement
& alignment. We do all
types of tractor work,
excavation and small
demolition jobs. Free Es-
timates: Danny (Buddy)
FLORIDA CREDIT UNIQN
has moneyto lend for MH
& land packages. 1-800-
IN-HOME CARE for your
loved one. Knowledge-
able, experienced, in all
aspects of elderly and dis-
abled needs. Will care for
your family member with
total commitment. Refer-
enqes available. Debbie
Military Veteran, afford-
able, 11 years of ex-
perience. Building and
grounds maintenance and
repair, all trades (904)-
qualified HHA/CNA's for
in home care. Please
call Homelnstead Se-
nior Care. 904-215,8520.
Drug Free Work Place.
needed: Building prod-
ucts industry seeks and
ambitious, energetic, me-
chanically inclined per-
son for a Management
Trainee position. Prefer
a 2-year degree oc 2 yrs.
We are EEOC, Drug free
workplace. 401k, health/
dental/life insurance, paid
ply at Gilman Building
Products, 6640 CR 218,
Maxville, Fl. or fax resume
VISOR, needed for the
Bradford County Pub-
lic Library. This is a full
time position, $12.50/hr.
customer service experi-
ence, supervisory ex-
perience are required.
Applicants should be fa-
miliar with Microsoft Office
programs and the SIRSI.
Operating system. Library
experience is preferred.
Applicants must have a
high school diploma or its
equivalent. Some college
and job description may
be picked up at Florida
Works, 819 S. Walnut
Street. Application will
close on Friday, July 12th
at 3pm, Bradford County
is an EOCemployer.
ERTY preservation sub-
contractors. Must be li-
censed, insurance, expe-
rienced in home repairs,
eds for a job
provide equipment, and
available to travel within
Florida. You will also need
knowledge of camera and
computer use for sending
picture files daily to office.
HIRING experienced prop-
erty preservation secre-
taries. Prefer Vendor 360,
Mars & Zephyr knowl-
edge. MUST have knowl-
edge of Windows 7 or 8
& Excel. Construction,
Building materials and
use of cost estimator a
plus. Call 352-473-0095.
OWN A COMPUTER? Put it
to work! Up to $1,500 to
$7,000/mo. FT/PT. www.
2nd SHIFT STOREROOM
CLERK. Must have com-
puter knowledge. Industri-
al Storeroom experience
helpful. We are an EEOC,
drug free workplace. We
offer Dental & Health In-
surance, paid holidays
and vacation. Apply at.
Gilman Building Products,
CR 218 Maxville, FLor fax
resume to 904-289-7736.
LOOKING FOR positive,
801 South Water Street
Starke, FL 32091
1,2, & 3 bedroom HC&
'This institution is an equal
opportunity provider, and employer.'
'Equal Housing Opportunity"
1/2 OFF 1st &
2nd month's rent
Equal housing opportunity.
This institution is an equal
opportunity provider &
Call Nita at
C h o o s ing
single woman will
provide stable home/
support of large,
Let's help each
paid. Deborah, toll-
Sklar Law Firm,
LLC Fl Bar
high energy, dependable,
self-starter to work in Lake
Butler/Starke area with
individuals with varying
disabilities. Must pos-
sess a HS dip/Ged, 1
yr. exp. DL, vehicle, and
ability to pass local, state
and federal background
screening. FT/PT $6.00
hr. Call 904-964-7767 for
WANTED: The Town of
Worthington Springs, Fl
is seeking an Attorney for
legal assistance. Please
forward resume, qualifi-
cations and compensa-
tion required to TOWN
SPRINGS, PO Box 150,
Worthington Springs, Fl
32697 attention Pat Har-
rell, Clerk, 352-316-6776.
BUS DRIVERS NEEDED.
Union county School
Board. Substitute & full
time drivers needed. 40
hour training class pro-
vided. CDL not required
enrolling. Class begins
July 17. Call Mike or Dar-
Waterfront Home Tour
Have you been dreaming of living on the Lake?
Here is your chance to survey some of the Lake Regions finest
waterfront homes currently on the market Saturday July 20th
as part of CB Isaac Realty's "Summer Waterfront Home tour".
For a complete list of homes and times check out the July 18th
issue of the Lake Region Monitor or visit
and click on "Summer Waterfront Home Tour".
^B See you at the Lake !!
C.B. Isaac Realty
4 CcnS.nier.4,t tc poppingg riaurant, bcat rampe Keystone Heights public
beach, s.lhool & i menl,.. g reedical facilities
All units ha'.v addilicri[ ci Uti,,ie 5lorara Full carpeling arid vin.yl flooring
SC,-ntral 3ir 'onimcnin^ and "eanng CutoeciCbirnets
Ample Parking Ona star,, only no stairs to climb
Lovel', andicapirn,] Patios & Porches foi outdoor living
'3n''ernient laundry facilities
418 S.E. 41st Loop in Keystone Club Estates
(&. (Next to the Golf Course)
Handicapped Come in and see us .or, ,// us at 352 473-3682 WPQI) tloU|N(
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Come check us out, we are a
Kindergarten 12th grade school using
the ABeka curriculum throughout all
grades. We have a staff dedicated to
loving children while providing a solid
Christian education. If you are interested
in joining the team at Northside give us a
call, we have the following openings
PRINCIPAL This is a managerial
position involving the planning,
organizing and directing the Northside
Christian Academy School, Preschool
and Aftercare Programs. This person will
be responsible for supervising the day-to-
day activities in each of these ministries
as well as ensuring the significant impact
in personnel administration, preparation
and administration of budgets. Minimum
requirements include: Bachelor's degree
or higher with a preference being given
for those with a background in education.
We are looking for applicants with
administrative, managerial and education
experience. Salary range is $30000 -
$35,000 annually. Applicants must
maintain regular church attendance and
have a clear testimony of salvation.
TEACHERS WANTED 3 POSITIONS
AVAILABLE We are seeking
individuals that have the ability to teach
beginning with 7th grade through 12th
grade. Openings are currently in Boys PE
Coach (part time), Middle/High School
Math Teacher and 7th grade/Study Hall
Teacher. We are looking for someone
that will assist students form a solid
foundation anchored to Spiritual truth in
all areas. Someone that is energetic and
creative with the dedication to challenge
and minister to children to develop their
potential. Please call for qualifications
and benefits. Salary range is $12,000 -
$15,000. Applicants must maintain
regular church attendance and have a
clear testimony of salvation.
Contact: Glenda Parrish
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WE DON'T NEED PROOF OF INCOME!
AT HONDA OF GAINESVILLE WE SAY YES!
NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CREDIT IS!!!
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MAKE MODEL YEAR LINER PRICE/ PAYMENT
HONDA ACCORD 2001 WITH LEATHER, SPOTLESS CONDITION, METICULOUSLY
MAINTAINED! ALL SERVICES DONE AT HONDA! CLEANEST
IN TOWN.... .... .................... .....ONLY $169/MO OR $6,990
HONDA CR-V 2012 NEW BODY STYLE, LOW MILES, WARRANTY WE WANT
PEOPLE WITH BAD CREDIT!!! TAKE ON PAYMENTS OF ONLY ........................$388/MO
CHEVY HHR 2007 GREAT ON GAS, TONS OF ROOM! ..........................................$...8,995 OR $199/MO
NISSAN TITAN 2013 ONLY 10K MILES, BETTER WARRANTY THAN NEW, SPOTLESS
CONDITION, MAKE PAYMENTS OF $388/MO OR CALL FOR CASH PRICE...$25,999 OBO
CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2006 CREW CAB, GARAGE KEPT, LOW MILES...............................................$12,950 OBO
MERCEDES GLK350 2010 WARRANTY, LUXURYAT ITS FINEST. MAKE PAYMENTS WITH
0 DOWN AND $429/MO.............................................................................;.$27,995
TOYOTA CAMRY 2012 DRIVE IN STYLE! PREVIOUSLY TURNED DOWN? WE SAY YES REGARDLESS
OF YOUR CREDIT HISTORY! TAKE ON PAYMENTS OF $296.19/MO....................$16,995
DODGE GR.CARAVAN 2008 DEAL OF THE WEEK! POWER DOORS, NO MONEY DOWN REQUIRED! ............$12,995
ACURA TL 2009 LOW MILES, THRILL TO DRIVE! MUST SEE. MILITARY AND
STUDENT DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE! 0 DOWN $389/MO ....................................$23,888
TOYOTA. CAMRY 2009 WARRANTY TO 100K MILES, ATTENTION GETTER! MUST SEE
TO APPRECIATE! 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS.........$12995 OR 269/MO
CALL FOR BEST FINANCE PRICE
FORD EDGE 2008 LEATHER, DRIVE IN STYLE FOR LESS THAN $267/MO.......................... ONLY $13995
NISSAN MAXIMA 2011 WARRANTY TO 100K MILES, ATTENTION GETTER! MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!
100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS ......................$1,000 DOWN OR $278/MO
HONDA ACCORD 2012 STILL UNDER WARRANTY! 19K MILES NO MONEY DOWNII
FREE 60" TV WITH PURCHASE! .................................................................$349/MO
MAZDA 6 2005 EXCELLENT CONDITON, RUNS.GREAT...........................................................$5,995
NISSAN MURANO 2009 LEATHER, SUNROOF, ALLTHE BELLS AND WHISTLES AND WARRANTY!
100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS! ASSUME PAYMENTS ON
LOAN OF ............................................................................................ $378.25/MO
HYUNDAI SONATA 2011 CLEANEST IN TOWN, GREAT STUDENT CAR! TAKE ON PAYMENTS OF ...........$225/MO
WITH $1000 DOWN. CALL CHRIS AT 352-672-8439
TOYOTA TUNDRA 2006 DOUBLE CAB, LIMITED, THE CLEANEST IN TOWN!! MUST SEE!! MAKE
PAYMENTS OF ........................................................................................ $329/MO
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NISSAN FRONTIER 2004 GREAT ON GAS, GETS THE JOB DONE! LOW MILES..................................... ....$9,900
ACURA TSX 2010 LEATHER, BLUETOQTH, SPOTLESS CONDITION. GREAT ON GAS!
ANYONE QUALIFIES FOR FINANCING. .......................................................$287/MO
CHEVROLET MALIBU 2011 PREVIOUSLY TURNED DOWN AT OTHER DEALERSHIPS?? WE HAVE 100%
CREDIT APPROVALS. CALL TODAY FOR INFORMATION $159 BI-WEEKLY..........$14,895
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 2008 LIMITED, ONLY 38K MILES, LEATHER, NAVIGATION, LOADED! HURRY UP
BEFORE THIS ONE IS GONE! YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER ONE THAT'S
IN BETTER CONDITION!........................................................:...................$329/MO
NISSAN ALTIMA 2012 WARRANTY TO 100K MILES, GREAT ON GAS. 0 MONEY DOWN
MAKE PAYMENTS OF.......................................................... $275/MO-$299/MONTH
MINICOOPER 2005 CONVERTIBLE, 65K MILES, ENJOY THE RIDE! EVERYBODY RIDES
REGARDLESS OF YOUR CREDIT!I............................................$11,995 OR $209/MO
GMC ENVOY 2002 ONLY 82K MILES, LEATHER, LOADED, MUST SEE! ANYONE QUALIFIES FOR FINANCING!
HONDA CIVIC 2008 ONE OWNER, OVER 34 MPG, WILL LAST FOREVER!DO YOU HAVE BAD CREDIT,
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AT HONDA OF GAINESVILLE! ...................................................$229/MO$9,500 OBO
BMW 3281 2011 BLACK ON BLACK, STATUS SYMBOL, GETTHE RED CARPET TREATMENT
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JEEP WRANGLER 2010 DEAL OF THE WEEK! LOOKS LIKE NEW!! NO MONEY DOWN REQUIRED!........$349/MO
HONDA CIVIC SI 2007 FUN TO DRIVE, LOW MILES, RELIABLE! ASSUME PAYMENTS OF ONLY ..........$276/MO
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HONDA ELEMENT 2006 TONS OF ROOM, GREAT ON GAS, FUN TO DRIVE..........................................$12,995
NISSAN MAXIMA 2000 ONLY 55K ORIGINAL MILES, ONE OWNER, GREAT STUDENT CAR!.....................$7,995
INFINITI M35X 2008 FULLY LOADED, STATUS SYMBOL, GETTHE CAR THATYOU DESERVE. CALL JULIAN AT
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PONTIAC G6 2009 GREAT CONDITION, GOOD ON GAS, ANYBODY QUALIFES FOR THIS CAR
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FORD RANGER 2010 WARRANTY TO 100K MILES, GETS THE JOB DONE, GREAT ON GAS!..............$279/MO
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FORD EXPEDITION EL 2011 LOW MILES, FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, DRIVE IN STYLE AND WITH COMFORT.
LEATHER, NAVIGATION, WARRANTY............................................................$499/MO
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TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR B SECTION THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Bureau exists to give people what's rightfully theirs
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
One doesn't need to count off
paces and use a map where "X"
marks the spot to find potential
treasure. Florida's Bureau of
Unclaimed Property offers an
easier way by logging onto its
Walter Graham, whose son
Brian is the community relations
coordinator for the Bradford
County School District, visited
the Kiwanis Club of Starke to
talk about the bureau, which
collects financial assets that are
owed people. /
"We stand in your shoes when
no one else will," Graham said.
As an example, Graham said
perhaps someone moves from
Gainesville to Tampa, but forgets
about the $250 deposit they paid
to Gainesville Regional Utilities.
For whatever reason, the person
does not get those funds back.
"That is not (Gainesville
Regional Utilities') money,"
Graham said. "That money
belongs to you."
Other examples of what the
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
collects include uncashed
paychecks and money from
insurance policies, stocks, bonds
and mutual funds.
Graham, who has been
working with the bureau since
2003, said it amounts to a lot of
"Just in my tenure alone,
we will be approaching-over
the next couple of years-$2
billion that we have put back
into the pockets of citizens and
businesses of this state," he said.
Granted, the amount of money
owed to you-if any at all-may
be small. Kiwanis member Terry
Vaughan, in introducing Graham
to the club, said he found he had
an unclaimed amount of money
that totaled less than $100.
There are some people
out there, though, who have
thousands of dollars coming
to them. In a list provided to
by Graham on June 3, a total
.of $8,413.31 is owed to Hilda
Morris of Starke, while $9,068.89
is owed to Ruth Parnas of Starke.
The list also includes Herbert
Milliken, who has both a Starke
address and a Hampton address.
A total of $13,724.20 is owed to
the Herbert Milliken listed at the
Starke address, while $21,563.08
is owed to the Herbert Milliken
at the Hampton address.
SThen there's Richard Wiberg of
Starke, who is owed $82,127.29.
Graham said the bureau has
paid out several claims in excess
of $1 million since he's been at
the bureau. The largest claim he's
seen, though, was $3.9 million to
a woman in High Springs.
"We have a claim in our
hopper right now that's going
through the stages for almost $10
million," Graham said.
Obviously, before someone
makes a claim, they have to
verify they are the person in
question. After all, the money
could be owed to someone else
who just happens to have the
If a person on the list is
deceased, a legal heir may make
the claim. Graham stressed it's
not enough to simply be related
to the person in question.
"Just because I'm Bill
Graham's son doesn't
automatically make me Bill
Graham's legal heir," Graham
The Florida Bureau of
Unclaimed Property collected
$376 million last year. Graham
said the money, though, doesn't
just sit around. A budget is
created each year with estimates
on how much money the bureau
will collect and how much
money people will claim. What's
left over is utilized by the Florida
Department of Education to
"Rather than the city of
Tallahassee keeping it or Florida
Power and Light keeping it for
their own personal enrichment,
we will take custody of it and put
it to a public good that helps the
whole state," Graham said.
The main goal, though, is to
give people what is theirs.
"There's been tens of
billions of dollars put back into.
people's pockets," Graham
said of unclaimed property
bureaus' efforts throughout the
country. "That is the number-
one fundamental purpose of
unclaimed property laws."
The Bureau of Unclaimed
Property usually does not deal
with any type of assets other
than money, but the content
of safety deposit boxes are an
exception. Graham said when the
rent doesn't get paid on a safety
deposit box, the bank drills the
box open and holds the contents
for at least three years. Attempts
are made to contact the owner.
"After three years, they turn
those items over to us," Graham
said. "We hold them for a
minimum of two years. After that
point, we auction them. Up until
the time we auction something,
we try to find the owners."
The bureau held an auction for
more than 144,000 items in June.
Once an item is auctioned
off, the original owner can't get
it back. However, the original
owner can. get whatever money
the item sold for, Graham said.
The bureau's next auction is
scheduled for Aug. 23-24 in Fort
If you'd like to know more
about the Florida Bureau of
Unclaimed Property, please
visit the previously mentioned
website, or call 888-258-2253.
Take a few minutes to enter your
name, a family member's name
or a friend's name. You might
be surprised to find there's a
"treasure" out there waiting for
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