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email@example.com www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone (904) 964-6305 Fax (904) 964-8628 USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 134 th Year 25 th Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Strawberries This Side Of Heaven Worth Noting Strawberry Pageant hopefuls can apply now The 52nd annual BradfordUnion Strawberry Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, and applications for contes tants are available now. This years pageant will award more than $4,000 to the young ladies ages 13 to 24 who will be participating, including $2,000 to the 2014 Strawberry Queen. Applications are available at Capital City Bank in Starke, Bradford Middle School, Brad ford High School, Lake Butler Middle School, Union County High School and Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High School. The deadline to enter is Sun day, Feb. 2, and there will be an orientation for contestants on that day at 2 p.m. For more in formation, visit www.strawber rypageant.org. R Trail Ridge announces date The Lawtey Trail Ridge Or ganization is proud to announce that the date for the 2014 Trail Ridge Festival is Saturday, March 8. For further informa tion, interested persons may contact the Lawtey City Hall at 904-782-3454. R Help collect for the homeless The ladies and the thirdand fourth-grade class of St. Edward Catholic Church are collect ing donations for the homeless. They are asking for donations of can openers, blankets, pre paid gas and gift cards, prepaid motel/hotel room vouchers, powdered milk, individual packages of peanut butter, Ho tHands packs and childrens clothing. Donations may be dropped off at the church office Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at Mass at the back of the church in the box provided by the students for their commu nity project. R Help celebrate Kings legacy The annual celebration hon oring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gets started this year with a special gospel sing. The MLK Gospel Fest will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the RJE gymnasium on Pine Street in Starke. On, Monday, Jan. 20, activi ties commence with a parade. Join the line up, which will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the hospital. The parade through downtown to the RJE complex begins at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the annual youth ceremony will get started in the gymnasium, and a luncheon will follow at 12:15 p.m. For more information, please call Esther Kelly at 904-2632313 or Alica McMillian at 904-966-1100. R accused of sexual battery BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The Bradford County Sheriffs Office isnt saying much about the arrest last week of one of its own as investigation continues in the sexual battery case. Robert V. Melton of Starke was arrested Jan. 10 after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement contacted the sheriffs office and shared information about Meltons alleged involvement in a capital sexual battery. The victim was reportedly a minor. WCJB was told that additional possible victims were being interviewed. Sheriff Gordon Smith told the station that the investigation is far from over and that there could be a small circle of victims involved. The investigation has also involved searches of Meltons residence and storage shed. The 59-year-old correctional deputy was hired by the agency in 2007. When he was interviewed about the allegations, he turned in a handwritten resignation. I am deeply disturbed by this arrest and will continue to work closely with FDLE until this case is complete, Smith said. The men and women of the Bradford County Sheriffs Office are a fine group of professionals. This organization should not be judged on the deplorable actions of this individual. We will continue to move forward being constantly vigilant against any wrongdoers. For security reasons, Melton was taken to an undisclosed correctional facility, but he has since been released from custody. His bond was set at $85,000. Redevelopment discussion resumes BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor A step was taken toward getting the Starke Community Redevelopment Agency back on track last week, but many more will be needed. Carol Westmoreland, executive director of the Florida Redevelopment Association, led a workshop sponsored by the Florida League of Cities on the basics of Community Redevelopment Agencies, or CRAs. It was part of a series of workshops Westmoreland has been conducting, but its presence in Starke was tied to specific questions about what has (and hasnt) happened to the citys CRA and what needs to be done to make it successful as others have been. Participants from as close as Keystone Heights and as far away as Miami Gardens made the trip to Starke for the knowledge needed to establish or reinvigorate their own redevelopment agencies. The Starke CRA district covers downtown, and revenue increment funding from the escalation of property values within the district is meant to fund help fund improvements, development and maintenance of the area. But therein lies one of the major problems, and it has impacted CRAs around the state. Since the economic crash, property values have gone down, not up, so there has been about as much revenue to fund revitalization through the CRA as there has been will to keep it going. By the midmorning break, Starke Commissioner Tommy Chastain was suggesting it might be time for the city to convene a workshop to deal with the topic. The commission will have to get up to speed. While representatives from the chamber of commerce, county commission, property appraisers and tax collectors offices, and even the now defunct Main Street Starke huddled and discussed Starkes CRA, Starke government representatives were absent. While the city commission serves as the Community Redevelopment Agency board, the CRAs establishment was primarily driven by Kim Skidmore, the founder and former manager of Main Street Starke, and her passion for downtown revitalization. The work then was also about reestablishing and expanding the neglected CRA founded 20 years prior. Since her departure years ago, which coincided with her exhusbands ouster as chamber president, there has been little interest in the CRA from the commission, besides occasional questions about the balance of the CRA trust fund. Carol Westmoreland addressed diverse crowd at the convention center Jan. 9. See CRA, 7A Shands Starke acquisition approved BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor Shareholders of Health Management Associates voted on Jan. 9 to approve Community Health Systems acquisition of the company. HMA owns 60 percent of Shands Starke. Both hospital chains operate facilities in mostly rural communities: HMA has 71 hospitals in 15 states with 11,000 beds, and CHS has 135 hospitals in 29 states with 20,000 beds. The combined company would be the largest hospital chain in the United States, in terms of licensed beds. The two companies agreed on a merger last July. However, after they announced the deal, HMAs largest shareholder, Glenview Capital, waged a proxy fight in which it successfully replaced HMAs entire board. Later, the new board approved moving forward with the CHS transaction. Shands Starke CEO Brent Burish said the two organizations fit well together. Culturally and organizationally, our companies are ideal partners, as we both share an unwavering dedication to delivering the highest quality care, with a focus on continual improvementas represented locally with national recognition for Shands Starke Regional Medical Center as a Joint Commission Top Performer in Quality Outcomes nationwide, he said. Burish added, The most important thing to know about this transaction is that it will not impact operations at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center. Our patients remain our priority, and the community should see no change in our patient care or the physicians that will treat you. New garbage program begins with some hiccups BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Representatives from the city of Starkes garbage contractor, WCA, apologized to the city commission last week for partially botching the rollout of its new services. WCAs selection to continue serving the city was based on a proposal to modernize trash collection, providing customers with brand new garbage carts and recycling bins to institute a recycling program. City hall was plagued with calls from customers, however, complaining their containers were never delivered. In some cases, residents received more than one cart, although the rollout was meant to limit households to a single cart and recycling bin. What happened that they missed so many? Mayor Carolyn Spooner asked. You can imagine what it was like when someone saw their neighbors had carts, but they did not, she said. General Manager Andy Toller said the company had an incomplete list, but while several dozen households were missed at first, he said that wasnt too bad considering the total was around 1,600. Having gone through the process, they now have a much better list, which will be shared with the city, he said. Spooner asked about residents who might still be using their old trash containers. A grace period is in effect, said Toller, but eventually use of the carts will be required. Commissioner Danny Nugent asked about requests for additional containers. Toller said pickup of a 96-gallon container twice a weekequivalent to six large trash cansshould be sufficient, and the company might need more information on why an additional container is warranted. We dont want to give these containers out just so people can store stuff in them, he said. Residents unable to manage a large cart are able to request a smaller one, the board was told after Commissioner Travis Woods expressed concern for one of his constituents. Under special circumstances, arrangements can also be made for residents who cannot get their garbage to the curb. WCA Marketing Manager Brad Recycling rules explained WCA has not altered the collection days customers are familiar with, but pickup of recyclable materials has been added on Fridays. The list of paper materials that can be recycled is extensive. It includes: Newspapers, magazines and phone books. Junk mail and shopping circulars. Greeting cards, too. Office and computer paper, regardless of color, and even envelopes with plastic windows. Brown paper bags. Fiberboard, which includes cereal, cracker, frozen food and soda boxes. Cardboard, but it should be broken down into pieces no larger than 3 by 3 feet. Also recyclable are: Aluminum and steel cans. Clean aluminum foil and pie pans. Empty aerosol cans. Plastic containers with a triangle numbered one through seven. Customers can commingle their paper and plastic products in the See TRASH, 3A See RECYCLE, 3A Robert Melton
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The association members voted Jan. 9 to give Landfill Energy Services the heave-ho. After months of negotiations to have LES build a landfill gas-toenergy project at New River, the two sides could not come to an agreement. While the proposal promised to earn the landfill close to $3 million over the next 20 years from the sale of electricity generated on site, in truth, that was only enough to cover the landfills costs of collecting the gas created by decomposing waste, which its air permit requires. The association board members, culled from the county commissioners in Bradford, Union and Baker counties, are eager to turn a profit on the gas, and the longer the landfill is simply burning the gas off, the more anxious some are becoming. After terminating negotiations with LES, the board voted to open talks with Florida Energy Partners, which also responded to the associations request for proposals last year. FEP doesnt want to build a project for the landfill. Instead, the landfill would spend or borrow millions of dollars to build the generation plant itself. FEPs job is to find someone to purchase the electricity, and then run the plant. While staff liked the earning potential of the proposalmore than $1 million a yearthe risk turned the board off. Now theyre singing a different tune. Even after recouping its investment, the project could bring in $7 million or more over 15 years, according to the estimate, or $4 million more than what LES had proposed. Executive Director Darrell ONeal said staff has saved the counties millions of dollars by constructing its own additions at the landfill, and he said working with its engineer, they could build the electric plant as well. Union County Commissioner Karen Cossey said it would make for a lot of work. She asked ONeal if they were up to the job. Its completely different than burying garbage, but we didnt build (disposal) cells before either, he said. Bradford Commissioner Eddie Lewis was taken back by the amount of New Rivers potential investment if it went with FEP, more than $8 million of escrowed funds, unless it sought to finance the project, which would significantly impact the profit margin. But on the topic of risk, Assistant Director Perry Kent said FEP is not new to the game. FEP has done a lot of these projects. Were not playing the stock market, he said in defense of the large investment. Theyve done plenty of these projects, and theyve all been successful that I know of. ONeal said the association could use its own funds to build the plant and then finance the purchase of the generation equipment. As a government entity, they have certain advantages, he said, such as better loan rates and the avoidance of sales tax. After discussion, Lewis said the project would provide a better return than the money is getting sitting in the bank. Before anything happens, FEP must come up with a power purchase agreement from someone willing to pay for the electricity generated and come up with some firm numbers for the board. Baker Countys Mark Hartley wanted that by February. Speaking in favor of going the FEP, he said the main objective of the project from the beginning was to make money. While LES would provide some cost savings to the landfill by paying for its gas collection, the difference in what FEP is offering is major, he said. Board members want to bring that money home. To me that was the whole thing that we started this for, to try to get the engineers to find us something to help with our budgets in our counties, Hartley said. The ability to seek out the most amount of money is through ownership, ONeal said. ONeal said he was also approached by their Alachua County solid waste contact about a possible joint venture in which the two could share the cost and reward of building a landfill gasto-energy project. Alachua Countys Sally Palmi and ONeal told the board that Alachua could avoid the cost of building a materials recovery facility, which was Alachuas scheme for obtaining full flow control over garbage being transported out of county as well as a way of meeting its 75 percent recycling goal. Instead of going to a new multi-million dollar recovery facility, the garbage would go to the landfill and Alachua would get its recycling credits from the alternative energy generated by the power plant. The board agreed to help pay for a study that would vet that scenario. Cap City names new president Capital City Bank has named Patricia Evans president of Bradford and Clay counties. As president, Evans responsibilities include overseeing operation of the Capital City Bank offices in Keystone Heights and Starke and further strengthening the companys position in Bradford and Clay counties. Evans brings more than 15 years of prior experience serving Capital City Bank clients in Tallahassee and Starke. In her most recent role as community banker in Starke, her responsibilities included building relationships with new and existing clients. Patricia is an exceptional banker with a long career in the industry, said Bill Smith, Capital City Bank Group chairman, president and CEO. She has served the bank for many years in the Leon and Bradford/Clay markets prior to assuming this role, and her vast and varied experience will make her an ideal leader for our team in Bradford and Clay counties. A dedicated community volunteer, Evans exemplifies the Capital City corporate commitment to community involvement. Since moving to Starke in 2012, she has become involved with both the Womans Club of Starke and Kiwanis Club, serving as treasurer and vice president, respectively. Practice farmscaping Can beautifying your property protect it from harmful insects? Yes. With the right plantings and landscaping features, you can attract beneficial insects and other wildlife, such as birds and bats that prey on insect pests. This practice is called farmscaping. Jim DeValerio, Bradford County extension agent, will speak on this topic at the January meeting of the Alligator Creek Garden Club. At this meeting you will learn what to plant and how to landscape your property to improve appearance, provide a healthy environment, and reduce the need for pesticides. As always, the public is invited. The club will meet Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Bradford County Extension Office on U.S. 301 North in front of the fairgrounds. For more information, contact Pat Caren at 352-485-2666 or pmrc423@ aol.com. Solid waste collection site closings All six Bradford County solid waste collection sites will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All sites will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 3A The Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.99 per month and business services are $29.00$33.50 per month. Specic rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as dened by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benets if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is dened for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home High-Speed Internet service up to 1.5 Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 855.954.6546 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers*CenturyLink Internet Basics Program Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and onetime charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualies during that time. 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Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample Nursing instructor elected to professional board and Raynard Jenkins. Progress made at Starke Elementary BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Starke Elementary School is still on track to be reopened in March. Students and faculty had to be relocated shortly after the school year began because of mold problems, something the district has struggled with at the school for years. Dean Kenyon of Kenyon and Partners Inc., the general contractor responsible for the renovations at the school, recently talked to the school board about the projects extensive scope. For starters, nearly the entire climate control system is being replaced, he said. It was pretty much at the end of its useful life and had a lot of problems, Kenyon said of the HVAC system. Multiple breaches were also found in the building envelope, many concealed from sight. Problems were found in most of the gable areas, and soffits along the perimeter of the building were without insulation in spots. In places, it appears to have been missed during construction. In others, it has deteriorated over time. Workers are also addressing breaches in the mechanical rooms where a number of problems developed. Most of (the breaches) were well concealed above the ceilings and in the mechanical rooms and corners and cracks, Kenyon said. The design team spent a lot of time above the ceilings noting these problems. I think there were a lot more building envelope problems than initially anticipated, he said. The school will also be thoroughly cleaned, including the ductwork that is not being replaced. An independent environmental consultant will inspect the work, conducting air and surface samples. From when they began in September, Kenyon said the design team did a great job of getting a package ready for building officials in less than 40 days. For jobs like this, its not uncommon for that to be a sixmonth process, he said. Thats time they didnt have on this project, he added. The officials approved the project on first review, which allowed the team to begin the construction phase. The estimated cost to repair the school was more than $1.96 million, some of which the district had to borrow. Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth is enthusiastic about the process. He told the school board he conducted a walkthrough on Monday and saw the brand new equipment and other work going on. It was pretty impressive, to be honest with you, he said. Plans are already being made to move everyone back to the campus from their different locations around the district. The administration is trying to take care of all of the details to avoid as many problems as possible, Farnsworth said. Im really excited, he said. Today made me a lot more optimistic. The school is scheduled to reopen on March 18 after students return from spring break. with the school board. Avery said residents shouldnt be alarmed if they see a truck pass them by. The automated trucks have lifts on one side, so the route has been affected, but the trucks come back to service the opposite side of the streets. Commissioner Tommy Chastain asked about recycling education plans. In addition to flyers to inform customers, Toller said the company could bring trucks to visit schools and address students about the importance of recycling. Chastain liked that idea, saying if kids get into, they will get their parents into it. bin provided, which makes things easier. Glass recycling is not offered at this time. The commission was told there is an overabundance of glass given the demand. Common materials that can not be accepted include: plastic bags, Styrofoam, wrapping paper, used pizza boxes, coat hangers, paint and solvent containers, light bulbs, mirrors, windows, dishes and cups, pyrex pans, wet or soiled paper, paper towels, facial and toilet tissue, disposable plates and cups, milk and juice cartons (wax-board containers). In spite of the money spent on the containers and the addition of the recycling program, the monthly bill for residents fell to $15, a reduction of nearly $3. Buster Rahn contributed to this story. A closer look at WCA WCA is a vertically integrated non-hazardous solid waste management company providing waste collection, transfer, materials processing and disposal services. It is a relatively young corporation, having begun operations in Houston, Texas, in 2000. It has expanded into 12 states, and has plans to go nationwide in due time. In Florida, it operates as far south as Sarasota. The company currently operates a fleet of more than 850 trucks in its widespread area of operations. The new trucks are powered by natural gas, operating much cheaper than gasolineor diesel-powered engines. Trucks are garaged and maintained in a central area in Gainesville where they are refueled daily and sent out each morning to their assigned routes. The new trucks with automated arms for loading garbage cans may operate with a single pickup loader instead of two. The rate of pay for backend loaders is good and the turnover rate is very low, although it is a dangerous job because of careless drivers. The pickup men are subject to a high rate of traffic accidents as vehicles frequently run into garbage trucks or hit the men as they jump off the trucks to grab cans. Once recently, two men were killed in separate accidents, on the same day. Insurance premiums for these positions are expensive and the risk is great. The men are also at risk for hazardous materials in garbage bags, including hypodermic needles that stick through plastic bags. A worker could be struck by a needle and subject to getting shots for four months to guard against health problems. While it is a good job and sought after by many applicants, it has its dangers. Buster Rahn contributed to this story. TRASH Continued from 1A RECYCLE Continued from 1A Extension hosting pasture weed program A pasture weed control program will be held on Jan. 23 from 5:457:30 p.m. at the New River Volunteer Fire Department in Bradford County. Topics presented will include information on weed identification (Tim Wilson, Bradford County livestock and forages agent), pasture disease issues (Basil Bactawar, Union County agricultural agent) and herbicide recommendations (Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS weed specialist). This program will include a sponsored meal to offset any costs, so please register by Jan. 21 and reserve your place by calling the Bradford County Extension Office at 904-966-6224. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the extension office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request. Juanita Chapter 116 Order of the Eastern Stars Red and White Benefit Ball will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Starke. Tickets for the semiformal event are $25 each or $45 for couples. There will be a buffet dinner and door prizes. For tickets, se Deborah W. Sims, Inga Crum, Carol Bailey or any member of Juanita Chapter 116 OES. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the chapters community outreach and upcoming queen contest. Come out to the Bradford Beef Bash Bradford County 4-H and FFA are sponsoring the first ever Bradford Beef Bash Livestock Show Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. The show is open to the public. Join 4-H and FFA starting at 6 p.m. Friday for a great weekend. If you are interested in being a sponsor please call or email the Bradford County Extension Office at 904-966-6224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Y Across the Garden Fence Z Across the Garden Fence is a column sponsored by the Bradford County Extension Service. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them to Mary Bridgman at jtd@ ufl.edu. Whew, that was cold! Could you believe the dip in area temperatures last week? I realized it was time to recheck recommendations for winter lawn care when someone asked me whether to water during the night of a freeze (short answer, no). Here are some tips that may help the next time Old Man Winter pays us a frosty visit. Do I need to water my lawn during the winter months? Yes, your lawn will need some watering during winter months, but plan to water less frequently than during warmer seasons. Some yards may go up to 23 days without watering, so the best thing to do is keep an eye on your grass and water when you observe signs of drought. These include leaf blades that are folded in half, grass that takes on a blue-gray tint rather than maintaining a green color, or footprints or tire tracks that remain visible on the grass long after they are made. Water is important to support the process of photosynthesis, which provides plants with carbon needed for growth and food storage, as well as transpiration, which provides plants with a cooling system. It also helps move mineral nutrients to grass roots for absorption. Properly irrigated grass is better able to withstand pressure from weeds and insects. Apply the same amount of water every time you irrigate. Watering Your Florida Lawn, University of Florida IFAS publication #ENH9, available at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu, will help you determine the requirements of your specific lawn, based on soil conditions, shade cover, fertilization and other factors. Usually, to of an inch of water is required to wet the area thoroughly. Should I water before a freeze? Watering before a freeze can help protect plants because well watered soil absorbs more solar radiation than dry soil and will release heat during the night. IFAS publication #ENH1, Cold Protection of Ornamental Plants, provides other tips for helping your vegetation weather freezing conditions. Should I water my lawn the night of a freeze? No, you shouldnt. If you do, you will wake up to a lawn that is iced over and will lose lots of grass that you otherwise wouldnt. Your grass will be super-cooled, which means the ice crystals on its blades will get to a lower temperature than the ambient air when the sun comes out and the ice begins to melt. The melting ice draws heat from the grass and cools it below the temperature of the ice itself. The resulting damage to the foliage will be greater than if no water had been applied. Ive heard that I should run my irrigation system all night during a freeze to protect its pipes from freezing. Is that a good idea? No, its not. Most irrigation pipes are buried to a depth of at least six inches and are well out of the range of ground frost in Florida. The only thing you need to do to protect your system is wrap pipes that are located above ground. Should I continue watering after the grass has turned brown due to frost? Grass may need watering if the soil is excessively dry. Obviously, you cant check for things like blade rolling and changes in color when the grass is brown. The best way to check whether its time to water is to stick your finger, up to its first joint, into the soil. If the soil feels dry, its time to water. Remember, watering once a week is usually more than adequateand that is all that is permitted during Eastern Standard Time under area watering restrictions. For more information on watering restrictions, visit the Suwanee River Water Management Districts website at http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us. The Suwanee River Water Management District includes Union County and all but a small portion of Bradford County in Keystone Heights. Readers in Keystone Heights may view rules applicable to their area, which are similar, at the website for the St. Johns River Water Management District, http:// sjrwmd.state.fl.us. Mary W. Bridgman Church Pentecostal Lighthouse Fellowship at the corner of Pratt and Christian streets in Starke will hold revival through Jan. 17 with The Pooler Family Ministries. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 904-392-9926. Bradford Baptist Church located on S.R. 100, 1.3 miles east of U.S. 301, welcomes Bobby Brindlewho, at 3-9.5, is the worlds smallest evangeliston Sunday, Jan. 19, during the 11 a.m. service. For more information, please call Pastor Rick Jackson at 904-9643708. St. John Missionary Baptist Church C.R. 200 B in Lawtey, invites you to its ninth appreciation program for the pastor, the Rev. James E. Rackley, beginning Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Everett Brown of New Bethel Baptist Church in Starke as speaker. On Sunday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., the Rev. Theodore Kelly of Jesus Christ Community Baptist in Jacksonville will be speaker. At 4 p.m., Eldress Mary Bright Palmer of Macedonia Freewill Baptist in Lawtey will be the speaker. Bible Baptist Church 150 S. Cherry St. in Starke, will hold revival with Evangelist Noah Frye of Lexington, N.C., from Sunday-Friday, Jan. 19-24. Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and weeknight services begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come. For more information, please call 904-964-4475. Greater Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at the corner of Chestnut and Ash streets in Starke will celebrate its 66 th anniversary and the first year anniversary of Pastor Michael McDuffie on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate. Grace United Methodist Church of Lawtey will host The Kingsmen in concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call 941-374-1785. New Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate their deacon, trustee and deaconess anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Casual Sunday!! Join us this Sunday, the 19th, at Starke as we follow Jesus dress code: All we ask is that you dress modestly.We are located at For more info call 904-964-6100 Service begins at 10:45. Hope to see you there!! HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY www.communitystatebank-fl.com Come worship with usSTARKE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCHChurch Saturday 11:00 a.m. School Saturday 10:00 a.m.1649 W. Madison St. Starke, FL Where today meets tomorrow FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Library The Bradford County Pub lic Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a cal endar from the front desk today. You can also get the latest BCPL news and event notifications on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www.bc plibrary.com. Classical guitar performance New York-based classical gui tarist Peter Fletcher is scheduled to perform at the Bradford Coun ty Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Admission to the event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Bradford Public Library, is free. Everyone ages 15 and older is invited to at tend. Fletcher will perform selec tions from his new CD, to be released in February by Centaur Records, as well as favorites from Bach, Michael Praetoriu, Girolamo Frescobaldi and Isaac Albniz, and a very special ver sion of the traditional Shaker Hymn, Simple Gifts. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refresh ments will be served prior to the performance. Tax return help is here Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5, representatives from AARP will be at the Bradford County Public Library to assist with tax return preparation. Single and joint fil ers with low or middle incomes can make an appointment by phone, 904-368-3911, or in per son. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Puppet show The Kiwanis Builders Club from Bradford Middle School will be presenting a puppet show for ages birth to 12 years in the childrens reading area at Brad ford County Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 30. The perfor mance begins at 3:30 p.m. Edible landscapes As part of an Edible Land scape Series, a class on pruning and planting woody fruit trees is being held at the Bradford Coun ty Public Library at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Following the presentation, extension agent Jim DeValerio will answer ques tions. The program is free and open to the public. A full sched ule of classes is available at the library. Amazingly fun and freaky science Find out how many cool things you can learn and do with a Van der Graaf generator. Students ages 8 to 16 will be experiment ing with science at the library on early release Wednesday. The hands-on activities begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. Childrens programs Every Wednesday through the month of January, Preschool Sto rytime will be entertaining, edu cating and encouraging children to read. The program is sched uled for twice a day. The morn ing session begins at 10 a.m. and then it will be repeated at 1 p.m. Baby Rhymetime will be stim ulating the minds of little ones at 11 a.m. every Friday morning. Free computer classes Basic technology classes de signed to give adults hands on experience with computers are being held at the Bradford Coun ty Public Library during the month of January. Topics include basic computer operation, In ternet searches, email accounts, Internet safety and document creation. Morning and evening classes are available. Schedules and signup sheets for the Basic Com puter, Basic Internet, Basic Email and Basic Word classes are avail able at the library. nance classes Start out the New Year by learning how to improve the management of your finances. Learn how to effectively budget your money, use credit respon sibly and rebuild your financial life. There will be four two-hour classes beginning at 1 p.m. on each Tuesday during the month of January at the Bradford Coun ty Public Library. The class schedule includes Basic Banking and Credit on Jan. 14, Basic Credit and Loans on Jan. 21, and Basic Financial Recovery on Jan. 28. All classes are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 904-368-3911. Signup sheets are available at the librarys circulation desk. Donate to win You could win four one-day passes to Walt Disney World by participating in Team Heart throbs Raffle for Life. Draw ing tickets are available at the Bradford County Public Library circulation desk for a price of $3 each. Increase your chances of winning by buying two for $5 or 5 for $10. The drawing will be held at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on April 26. Team Heartthrobs was created in the honor of Jean Hart, Emma Per one, Lloyd Crawford, Sandy Du Bose and Edward Klein. The team is sponsored by Friends of the Bradford County Public Li brary.
6A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Does your business have a story to tell? A product or service to sell?The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in depth coverage you desire...Call 904-964-6305or email us atDarlene Douglassdarlene@bctelegraph.comor Kevin Millerkmiller@bctelegraph.comAdvertorial Advertising Works! Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH. CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: DIVISION: DEBORAH KAUFFMAN, Plaintiff, vs. KIRK ALLEN KAUFFMAN, Defendant. MARRIAGE The Plaintiff, DEBORAH KAUFF MAN, through her undersigned coun sel files this, her petition for dissolu tion of marriage against the Defen dant, KIRK ALLEN KAUFFMAN, and alleges: 1. This is an action for dissolution of marriage and the Court has jurisdic tion of the parties. 2. The parties were married each to the other in Starke, Bradford County, Florida on May 1, 2010 and lived and cohabitated together until the Defen dant departed to places unknown in May of 2012. 3. The Plaintiff lacks knowledge of where the Defendant is but believes he is somewhere in the western part of the United States. 4. The parties have no children of this marriage and the Plaintiff is not pregnant. 5. The parties have no debts or other assets that need to be equitably di vided and distributed. 6. The Plaintiff suggests the Court to assert jurisdiction on the basis of Ser vice by Publication. 7. The marriage is irretrievably bro ken. PLEASE TAKE NOTE that a Peti tion for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed involving your Marriage to DEBORAH KAUFFMAN. You have 60 days to file a Response to this Petition and serve a copy of your Response to the undersigned named attorney. DATED this 25th day of November, 2013. Borden R. Hallowes, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 033092 545 Oglethorpe Ave Suite 202 St. Simons Island, GA 31522 bhallowes@beIlsouth.net (904) 376-5689 (912) 638-5773 Attorney for Wife 12/26 4tchg 1/16-BCT TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CHARLES D STRONG The holder of the follow ing certificate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for the tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year of issuance, the description of property, and name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: File Number: 2013-0020 Parcel Number: 01567-0-00200 Certificate Number: 395 Year of Issuance: 2009 Description of Property: Legal Description: 01567-0-00200 The West 1/2 of Block 44 of EAST LAWTEY, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 61 of the public records of Bradford County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPTING THEREFROM the West 150 feet thereof; the East 50 feet thereof; and also the following de scribed parcel; A portion of Block 44 of EAST LAW TEY, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 61 of the public records of Bradford County, Florida, more particularly de scribed as follows; Commence at the Northeast corner of the West 1/2 of said Block 44; thence run West 97.0 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 62.0 feet; thence East 47 feet; thence South 38.0 feet; thence West 120.0 feet; thence North 100.0 feet; thence East 73.0 feet to the point of beginning. Assessed To: ESTATE OF DORA STRONG All of the above property is located in Bradford County, In the State of Florida. Unless such certificate(s) shall be re deemed according to Law, the prop erty described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the Highest Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, FL. on the 30th day of January, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON, DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ESTATE OF DORA STRONG c\o CHARLES STRONG 1403 NE CR 225 LAWTEY, FL 32058 12/26 4tchg 1/16-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000509 DIVISION: ANNE L. PIPINES, Plaintiff, vs. NORA BROWN KENNEDY, if alive, and if dead, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, admin istrators, creditors, assigns, and all other persons and parties claiming by, through, under or against Nora Brown Kennedy or any of the forego ing unknown persons or parties, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: NORA BROWN KENNEDY, IF ALIVE. AND IF DEAD, HER UN KOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ADMINISTRA TORS, CREDITORS, ASSIGNS; AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIM ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST NORA BROWN KENNEDY OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING UN KNOWN PERSONS OR PARTIES: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following described property in Bradford County, Florida: Exhibit A DESCRIPTION: Lake Parcel A parcel of land situated in the South east of the Northeast and in the Northwest of the Southeast of Section 23, Township 7 South, Range 21 East, Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a concrete monu ment at the Southeast corner of said Northeast and run N 01 deg 26 min 01 sec E, along the East line of said Section 23, a distance of 169.70 feet to an Iron Pipe; thence run N 88 deg 32 min 56 sec W, 1136.99 feet to an Iron Rod; thence run S 01 deg 28 min 56 sec W, 125.15 feet to an Iron Pipe; on the Northerly right of way line of County road No. 18; thence run N 82 deg 33 min 52 sec W, along said Northerly right of way line 71.80 feet; thence run S 07 deg 26 min 08 sec W, 66.00 feet to the Southerly right of way line of County Road No. 18; thence run Northerly along said Southerly right of way line with a curve concave Northwesterly, said curve having a central angle of 02 deg 35 min 21 sec, a radius of 2378.40 feet; an Arc length of 107.48 feet and a chord bearing and distance of N 81 deg 14 min 57 sec W, 105.79 feet to a Concrete Monument at the Northeast corner of said Northwest of the Southeast ; and the Point of Beginning; thence continue North westerly along said Southerly right of way line; with a curve concave North erly said curve having a central Angle of 06 deg 03 min 13 sec, a radius of 2378.40 feet; an Arc length of 251.29 feet and a chord bearing and distance of N 77 deg 05 min 53 sec W, 247.11 feet to a Iron Pipe; thence run S 01 deg 34 min 28 sec W, 73.38 feet to an Iron Pipe at the Waters edge of Hampton Lake; thence run S 75 deg 55 min 30 sec E, along said waters edge 252.52 feet to an Iron Rod on the East line of said Northwest of the Southeast ; thence run N 01 deg 25 min 14 sec E, along said East line 78.20 feet to the Point of begin ning. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on James J. Taylor Jr., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 420 S. Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, Flori da 32656, on or before Jan. 25, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de manded in the complaint or petition. Dated on Dec. 19, 2013. RAY NORMAN Clerk of the Court By Lisa Brannon As Deputy Clerk 12/26 4tchg 1/16-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000647 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. HENRY E. BROWDER, III; ANA ELIZABETH WALLACE BROWDER; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named De fendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the un dersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Bradford County, Florida, will on the 20 day of February, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the In the lobby of the Court house in Starke, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Bradford County, Florida: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN BEING KNOWN AS THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 3, BLOCK 1, OF J.M. JOHNS SUBDI VISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD COUN TY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE WESTERLY 50 FEET AND THE NORTHERLY 100 FEET THEREOF. pursuant to the Final Judgment en tered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an in terest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 31 day of Decem ber, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accommoda tion in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact the ADA Co ordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap pearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listen ing device to participate in a proceed ing, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Latasha Moore-Robinson Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185S.Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407)381-5200 1/9 2tchg 1/16-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-93 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT PRESTON JOHNSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert Preston Johnson, deceased, whose date of death was October 23rd, 2013 is pending in the Circuit Court for Bradford County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P. 0. Drawer B Starke FL 32091 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the per set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR EVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is Jan. 16, 2014. MELISSA JAY MURPHY SALTER FEIBER, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representa tive 3940 MW 16TH BLVD BLDG. B GAINESVILLE, FL 32605 MELISSA JAY MURPHY Florida Bar No. 280488 Marian Johnson Personal Representative 105 W. Georgie Street, Santa Rosa Beach FL 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT NOTICE American Towers LLC is proposing purtenances, at 5629 SR 16 West in Starke, Clay County, Florida. The new tower structure will be fitted with nighttime flashing red beacon light ing at the top of tower with steadyburning red side markers and the lease area and associated ease ments, along with a 30ft buffer sur rounding the lease area. American Towers LLC seeks comments from all interested persons on any potential significant impact the proposed ac tion could have on the quality of the human environment pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1307, including po tential impacts to historic or cultural resources that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Interested persons may review the project application pending with the Federal Communi cations Commission (FCC) at www. fcc.gov/asr/applications by entering Form 854 File No. A0868767. Inter ested persons may comment or raise environmental impact concerns about the proposed action by filing a Re quest for Environmental Review with the FCC. The FCC strongly encour ages all interested parties to make such filings online, following the in structions found at www.fcc.gov/asr/ environmentalrequest. Paper filings can be sent to: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Wash ington, DC 20554. The Request must also be sent to American Tow ers LLC, by e-mailing a copy to en firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing a copy to: American Tower, 10 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801 ATTN: Environmental Compliance. Requests or comments should be limited to environmental and historic/ cultural resource impact concerns, and must be received on or before February 15, 2014. This invitation to comment is separate from any local planning/zoning process that may ap ply to this project. 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT CITY OF STARKE GRANT Starke is applying to the Florida De partment of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the Housing Rehabilitation category in the amount of $700,000 under the Small Cit ies Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program FFY 2013 funding cycle. For each activity that is proposed, 70% of the funds State wide must benefit low to moderateincome (LMI) persons. The activities, dollar amount and estimated percent age benefit to low and moderateincome persons for which the City is applying are: Activity, Budget (Approximately),LMI %, respectively, Housing Rehabilitation, $585,000 100% Temporary Relocation, $10,000, 100% Administration, $105,000, N/A TOTAL BUDGET, $700,000 The City has adopted an anti-dis placement and relocation plan as part of the grant requirements and will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as indicated in the budget and policy. A Public Hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the ap plications will be held on January 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, FL 32091 A draft copy of the applications will be available for review at the public hearing. A final copy of the applica tion will be made available at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, FL 32091, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. no more than five days after March 12, 2014. The application will be submitted to DEO on or before March 12, 2014. To ob tain additional information concerning the applications and the Public Hear ing contact Mr. Ricky Thompson, City Clerk, at (904) 964-5027 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) or at the City Hall address listed above. The City Hall is a handicapped acces sible facility. Any person with disabili ties needing special accommodation should submit a written request to Mr. Ricky Thompson, City Clerk at the phone number or City Hall address listed above, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the application. The disclosures will be made available by the City of Starke and DEO for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five years. 1. Other Government (federal, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guaran tee, insurance payment, rebate, sub sidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; 2. The identities and pecuniary inter ests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the applica tion for assistance or in the planning or development of the project or ac tivity; 3. The identities and pecuniary inter ests of any other persons with a pe cuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower); 4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or oth ers listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other en tities, the identification and pecuni ary interests by corporation or entity of each of officer, director, principal stockholders, or other official of the entity; 5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and The expected uses of all funds by ac tivity and amount. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPOR TUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JU RISDICTION 1/16 1tchg-BCT Pursuant lo the Florida Self Storage Act Statutes See. 83.801-83.809. NOTICE: A Public Auction will be held on January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. at C & C Mini Storage 1670 S. Wal nut Street, Hwy 301 South in Starke, Florida. The following units contents will be sold to the highest bidder, and continuing day to day thereafter until sold. 1-18 N. Baxter 1-31 S. Roberts 1-50 C. Knowles 2-12 T. Mitchell 2-33 S. Bellflower 2-50 T. Aaron 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT NOTICE The Bradford County EFSP/FEMA Phase 31 Local Board has been awarded $8,206 in federal funds made available through the Depart ment of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergen cy Food and Shelter National Board Program. The Bradford County EFSP/FEMA Phase 31 Local Board has been cho sen to receive $8,206 to supplement emergency food and shelter pro grams in the county. The selection was made by a Nation al Board that is chaired by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representa tives from American Red Cross; Cath olic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appro priated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter pro grams in high-need areas around the country. A Local Board made up of representatives of various commu nity agencies will determine how the $8,206 awarded to Bradford County are to be distributed among the emer gency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies cho sen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capabil ity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary orga nization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Pro gram funds must contact United Way, 352-331-2800, for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is midnight on Jan 22, 2014. 1/16 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801 83.809); Santa Fe Storage of Starke; Will sell for CASH to the highest bidder at 1630 North Temple Avenue, Starke, County of Bradford, Florida; at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, the 29th day of January, 2014, and continuing day to day thereafter until sold, the house hold goods and misc. contents of the following: UNIT B005 TORY D HUNTER UNIT F013 GLENDA J RUISE UNIT G008 PATRISE SMITH JACKSON UNIT G018 EUNECE D BLYE UNIT I021 LATINA S SLOCUM UNIT I036 VON BASHAY FAULKS UNIT I055 LEE C LEWIS, JR UNIT K002 HENRY KOEHLER UNIT K003 DENISE GRIFFIS 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801 83.809); Santa Fe Storage of 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 29th day of Janu ary, 2014 and continuing day to day hereafter until sold: the household goods and misc. contents of the fol lowing: UNIT A023 Linda F Woolwine UNIT B007 Candice L Green UNIT B032 Patricia Lillie 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 042013000099CP Division: CP IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD LEE HOSACK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard Lee Hosack, deceased, whose date of death was Septem ber 26, 2013, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Bradford County, Flor ida, Probate Division, the address of which is 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091. The names and addresses of the personal repre sentative and the personal represen All creditors of the decedent and oth er persons having claims or demands a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this No tice is January 16, 2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Calvin E. Hayden Florida Bar No. 108090 Law Office of Calvin E. Hayden, P.L. 6282-3 Dupont Station Court E. Jacksonville, Florida 32217 Telephone: 904-448-6677 email@example.com Personal Representative: Audrey Rodriguez 885 Ixora Drive Melbourne, Florida 32935 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT NOTICE Public Auction to be held at Waldo Self Storage, 17842 NE Hwy 301 Waldo Fl on February 12, 2014 at 10:00 am. Lot number 309 belonging to Eric Irvin, described as 1993 Ford pickup 150 XLT extended cab/ 2 tone brown with brown camper shell. VIN 1FTEX15N9PKB71713 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT CITY OF STARKE REQUEST FOR UTILITY METER READING Marc Oody Mailing Address: The City of Starke is hereby request ing proposed bids for METER READ ING SERVICES. Sealed bids will be received by the City of Starke, Flor ida, at 2 p.m., local time, on the bid opening date, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and will be available for inspection upon notice of award or intended award or within ten (10) days after bid opening, whichever is earlier. Bid prices will not be read at the public bid opening. Bids must be in the pos session of City of Starke prior to bid call at 2 p.m. on the bid date. Pos session is defined as being physically received in City of Starke, 209 N. Thompson St., Starke, Fl 32091. ANY BID RECEIVED AFTER THE BID CALL WILL NOT BE CON SIDERED. Bids shall be sealed and plainly marked on the outside of the envelope with both the bid number and the bid name. Bidders must use equipment com patible with the ITRON FL300 read ing system, and have the ability to read approximately 7,200 meters (gas, electric, and water) within a 30 day read cycle. The City is 7.22 square miles. Bidders must provide the necessary vehicles and staff to perform the services; practice safety with respect to adverse weather and hazardous conditions relative to the work; report maintenance concerns, leaks, or hazardous conditions; prac tice good customer service or provide information for referral of customer concerns to customers when operat ing in the field. Proposals must out line the means by which the bidder intends to perform the service. Bids will be evaluated according to contract price, ability to provide ser vices requested, and intended speed and accuracy of data collection. The City of Starke will negotiate terms of contract renewal to the awarded bid der. Further information may be obtained by calling City of Starke at 904-9645027 during normal office hours, by fax to 904-966-0584 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Marc Oody Operations Manager 1/16 2tchg 1/23-BCT
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Bradford County Telegraph 7A GET READY FOR 2014GET READY FOR 2014 Calendars Desk Pads Date Calendars Special Tax Forms Bankers Boxes Year End SuppliesCall For Special Orders Special Price on File CabinetsTHE OFFICE SHOP110 W. Call Street Starke, FL 904-964-5764 Fax 904-964-6905 FFA excellence pays off meeting. Insurance premiums hurting property sales BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor New flood insurance premium rates, which are as much as 10 times the rates sold one year ago, are hindering, and in some cases killing deals for waterfront property in the Lake Region. The new rates are a product of the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act. The law requires FEMA to make the federal governments flood insurance program more financially stable. It reduces federal subsidies for flood insurance and increases premiums for most new policyholders. The National Flood Insurance Program is $24 billion in debt, and 40 percent of the programs policies are in Florida. Last year, Clay County residents began complaining that the new law was doubling or tripling existing flood insurance premiums. Before Christmas, Sen. Bill Nelson and other legislators tried to pass a measure that would delay the premium increases. However, lawmakers from states that have few flood insurance policies rebuffed those efforts. A bill is now making its way through the Florida Legislature that would encourage more private insurance companies to offer flood insurance, creating alternatives to the FEMA program. Real estate agents in the Tampa Bay area are reporting that the new rates are terminating a significant number of deals. Tom Smith, owner of Coldwell Banker, Smith and Smith Realty in Starke said one of his deals was killed by the new rates. He said when the buyer of a waterfront property found out the premium for flood insurance would be $250 a month, the buyer backed out of the deal. We thought the premium would be $250 a year, said Smith, not $250 a month. Jane Hathorn, an agent with Trevor Waters Realty in Keystone Heights, said she is now trying to salvage a deal that is in jeopardy because of the new rates. She said that her buyer is facing combined homeowners and flood insurance premiums that are nearly equal to the principal and interest on the mortgage. Hathorn said she is trying to take advantage of a part of the law that might allow the buyer to purchase flood insurance under the old rates. She added that if she is unsuccessful, the sale will fall through. Hathorn also said that if lawmakers or property sellers cannot find a solution to the problem, many owners of houses in the floodplain will be trapped in their homes, because buyers will not be able to afford flood insurance. The CRA made just $170 in the last year according to the citys latest budget, bringing the pot to just over $3,100. There is no Community Redevelopment Plan to speak of, and if the required annual reports had been prepared, there wouldnt have been much to say. Steve Futch, a past city commissioner and former board member of Main Street Starke, posed a number of questions, including questions about accountability. But Westmoreland said its not that unusual for things to get off track. In one example, a county forgot to write a check for its share of the tax increment funding. Since the economic downturn, Starke isnt the only CRA to find itself upside down, according to Westmoreland. The CRA budget is fed by climbing property values. When a CRA district is drawn, the values of properties within the district are noted during the base year. When the values increase and generate additional property tax revenue, the city and county is supposed to deposit that additional revenue into the CRA trust fund where it can be budgeted for projects in the Community Redevelopment Plan. If Starkes CRA is to serve a purpose, the city will probably have to do as other cities have and reset the base to reflect the current property values. Otherwise, it will be waiting until the properties in their district recoup their value. The CRA district supposedly includes the properties between Adkins Street on the north and Madison Street (S.R. 100) on the south from Orange Street to Short Street and Alligator Creek. There is a mixture of land uses in the area, including commercial, residential and recreational, but public and religious properties that pay no taxes do not contribute to the redevelopment trust. What projects are eligible for redevelopment funding? According to Westmoreland, pretty much anything that is in the a CRAs Community Redevelopment Plan, including projects that benefit and help attract new businesses, from simple beautification to the construction of new infrastructure. The use of public funds for private projects is somewhat out of the ordinary, but in the case of CRAs, the public-private partnership process has been court-tested and found to provide a public benefit, Westmoreland said. She cautioned that CRAs dont result in fast money, however. Its a long-term plan, but CRA funds can also be used as leverage for other revenue sources, like grants, to accomplish a communitys goals. Where Starke is concerned, there is plenty to be done. When the CRA was established, a finding of necessity report was prepared. In that report, at least nine of the conditions constituting blight or a slum (by the states definition) existed in the study area, including inadequate parking and roadways, deterioration of site or other improvements, higher residential or commercial vacancy compared to other areas, a number of building code violations, unsanitary and unsafe conditions, etc. The Community Redevelopment Plan was to include recommended capital projects like street improvements, light and landscaping installation, new parking, and facade and commercial building improvements. Two phases were envisioned, with the first dedicated to infrastructure improvements for the first couple of years. Phase II, dedicated to facade and building improvements, was to provide low-interest loans to owners of commercial buildings in exchange for their assurance that they will provide jobs to lowand moderate-income residents of the city. Skidmore also wanted to see the city develop design standards for historic renovations and new downtown development related to architecture, landscaping, signage, etc. Westmoreland said the purpose of CRAs could be easily misunderstood, so she encouraged those involved to be as transparent as possible and spread the good news. Brag about what youre doing, she said. As for leaders in either city or county government concerned about the loss of revenue to community redevelopment, she encouraged them to see it as an investment that can expand the tax base for everyone. What will ever change if you do nothing, she asked. Last year, the community began a countywide envisioning process with the help of Santa Fe College to spur economic development. A session planned for next week will be focused on incentives and resources available to rural counties. CRA Continued from 1A Class of planning reunion The Bradford High School Class of 1964 Reunion Planning Committee will meet on Jan. 22 at noon at Grannies Restaurant. The meeting is open to all graduates of the BHS Class of 1964. The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, at the National Guard Armory in Starke.
8A Bradford County Telegraph Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091PHONE904-964-5764FAX904-964-5764CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY!BARGAIN BUYS and Emma Mueller. Davis, Kade Wright and Ethan Hughes. Parent meeting on school involvement Parents of elementary school students are invited to attend a meeting with the Florida Department of Educations Title I Office. The topic for discussion will be parent involvement. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6-7 p.m. at the district office boardroom. Melrose library marks 30 years The Melrose Public Library will be celebrating 30 years at the Wynnwood Avenue location the week of Jan. 21-25. The Melrose Library Association will host an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the library. All are invited for refreshments and an opportunity to participate in the Pearls of Wisdom project. In 1979, Maud Watkins, a former principal of Melrose Elementary School, began a campaign for what she called a proper library. She went to the state legislature and, with the help of the local delegation, obtained a state grant that would match local funds. That made the library a reality and added a footnote to history. The Melrose Library Building Association and Melrose Womans Club were instrumental in fund raising. On Jan. 22, 1984, the new library officially opened. The concrete block, brick veneer building had 3,100 square feet of space and room for 10,000 books. Virginia Bird was the first librarian in the new building. She was succeeded by Stella Brown and Sheree Sims, the current branch manager. Within a few years, it became apparent the new library needed still more space if it were to house comfortably both its childrens and adult programs. The Melrose Library Association took on the task of raising $75,000 to enable another state grant for a 1,300 square foot wing. Charles Norton was a major contributor. The new wing was built in 2001. New Guardian ad Litem class starting Advocate and mentor an abused and neglected child. No special background needed. Legal and staff support provided. The next class starts March 3. Call 904-966-6237, or go to www.gal.alachua.fl.us. Learn skills, get support at the senior center Free computer classes are offered at the senior center. Ever have trouble trying to send pictures or documents through your email? Learn how to email the easy way. Class time is Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. Come Wednesday, Jan. 29, for a class on Microsoft Word. This class will teach you how to make calendars, flyers, brochures and much more. Please call 904-3683955, to reserve your seat. Supportive Services for Veterans Families will have a representative available every Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. This program is for veterans and veterans families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This program offers other housing needs as well. Stop by or call for further information. Join the next class in the Edible Landscape series, Thursday, Jan. 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The topic will be pruning and planting woody fruit trees in north Florida. The workshops are sponsored by University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Bradford County Extension Office. These classes are free to the public. For further information or to sign up for the workshops, please call the senior center at 904-368-3955. The senior center will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, however, line dancing will still take place that evening at 6:30 p.m. Bradford County Senior Center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave. in Starke. If you have any questions or would like further information on activities or events, please call 904-3683955. A calendar of events can be found at www.bradfordcountyfl. gov.
Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL WHEN YOU HAVE A HIGH EVERY SECOND COUNTS. This is no time to start comparing emergency rooms.A high fever can be life-threatening. Get to ER Extra at Shands Starke Regional Medical Center for fast, soothing relief. Our skilled staff is fully equipped to handle any fever-related condition and all your emergency care needs.For information, go to ShandsStarke.com. D.O.T Physicals must be done by a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner ALL of your Drug & Alcohol Testing needsCall Us TodayFLORIDA WORKPLACE SAFETY & TESTING (904)769-1738 Take a walk on the wild sideCaretaker John Allen plays with one of Home Sweet BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer At first glance, it could be a Norman Rockwell-type take on family life in small-town Ameri ca: Dawn Strickland in the kitch en, baking goodies for her loved ones. Its probably a safe assump tion Rockwell never envisioned the type of response Strickland is apt to give to her eager chil dren (Preston and Madeline) and husband (Mark): Its got monkey vitamins in it, but if you want it, you can have it. Strickland is the loving owner of not only monkeys, but vari ous creatures ranging from birds to reptiles. She has more than 50 exotic animals in all, some of whichparrots, iguanas and porcupines, for examplewould be familiar to most people. And if you have heard of a Reeves muntjac, Patagonian cavy or Eurasian eagle-owl, you surely never thought such crea tures could be found at a home in Starke. Strickland said she has heard plenty of remarks that her home is a zoo, but the animals there are not for public display. They are for her enjoyment. Theyre my babies, she said. I dont breed. I dont sell. The Strickland home does consist of domesticated animals, including seven dogs, but the turn toward the unusual began with a trip to a pet store in Jacksonville. They had a small monkey in there, Strickland said. Ive always loved monkeys. Thus, Stricklands first pet monkey. She said she probably never wouldve acquired pri mates larger than the monkey she bought at the pet store, but a trip to an animal sanctuary changed that. She went with some friends, who noticed her interest in capuchin monkeys. Strickland said it was love at first sight. I fell in love with this capu chin, she said. Her name was Bella Donna. Stricklands friends, who live in the Miami area, wound up giv ing her a baby capuchin monkey on a visit. I dont know if I ever wouldve made that big leap, be Molique is an African also has a porcupine from cause thats a big leap, Strick land said. Capuchins are ex tremely intelligent. How intelligent? Intelligent enough to where their enclosures have to be double locked, and things that Strickland doesnt want them to have are kept out of reach of their long arms. Strick land said she can walk into her capuchins enclosure and later exit with half of the things in her pockets gone if shes not careful. Her male capuchin, Zahavior simply Havihas swiped her cell phone many times. Being the animal lover that she is, though, she cant get mad at him. Hes so freaking cute it kills me, Strickland said. By becoming an owner of exotic pets, Strickland became im mersed in a network of people who own such animals. Her hus band, Mark, likened it to people shows off a couple of a capuchin A home away from home for those with fur, feathers and scales BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Dawn Strickland pointed to a wall in her office adorned with approximately 100 photographs of dogs and proclaimed that she could describe a characteristic of each one as well as tell you its name. They are not her pets, but they very well could be, considering the level of care she wants every animal to experience upon walkingor being carriedthrough the doors of her boarding business, Home Sweet Bone, which is located at 5041 S.W. C.R. 100A in Starke. If anyone knows me in this town, they know that I love ani mals, Strickland said. Thats something thats kind of synony
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Limited Time Offer30 Day Risk Free Trial on our Newest Technologyplus 50% offMSRP 0% Financing for 12 Months for Qualied PurchasersSpace is Limited Call Today!plus Birth: Waylon Brian Parrish Colby Tyler Parrish and Abigail Jones announce the birth of their son, Waylon Brian Parrish. Waylon was born Dec. 31, 2013 at North Florida Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Denise Parrish of Providence, and Eric and Melissa Jones of Raiford. Great-grandparents are Don and Pat Parrish of Providence, Edward and Senie Addison of Raiford, and Violet Doolittle of Lake Butler.Dear Editor: I attended the last meeting at the school board office on the topic of salary increase for the employees of the Bradford School District. I must admit that I was left with many questions when the meeting was over. The most pressing question was this: Why on earth would the school board enter into a contract or agree to pay a professional negotiator $1,400 per meeting? According to our representative, he gets paid $1,400 per meeting. In the last meeting he did not come to the table with any answers. He talked about 12-month paras getting a $512 increase per year. When asked how much the other employees would get, he had no idea. He really did not have any idea that most of our employees are not 12-month. He said often, I will get you that information, but did not come ready to discuss or come with an end to this process in mind. It seems to me that he should get one base salary. I would think that he would wrap up the deal much quicker if he was spending his money on gas and traveling without a paycheck. We had a great turnout at the last meeting. I would love to see more of us there. It would be nice to receive the money that has nothing to do with the county spending anything out of pocket. There are many benefits of teaching; one of them is getting a paycheck. We do have children to feed and gas to buy just like everyone else. Virginia Daugherty Letters email@example.com Why is school board contracting with negotiator?The annual Bradford Fest Talent Fest Showdown is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Bradford High School auditorium. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 17 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Prizes for contestants are as follows: $1,000 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. In addition, the top three will participate in final auditions April 18 for a chance to perform at the 2014 Suwannee River Jam as well as receiving a radio opportunity with WEAG. The first-place individual will also be invited perform at a May 17 Santa Fe College concert. The deadline for participants to enter is Jan. 15. For more information on entry fees and requirements, please contact Cheryl Canova at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-395-4410. All profits will go toward funding Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students.Talent Fest Showdown is Jan. 25 at BHSThe fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, will now be held Feb. 8 at the Bradford High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Contestants will compete in Western wear, talent, party dress, evening wear, photogenic and on-stage question categories in the following age divisions: 4-7 (Little Miss), 8-12 (Junior Miss), 13-17 (Teen Miss) and graduating high school seniors-22 years old (Miss). The winner of the Miss division could win a two-year Santa Fe College scholarship. (Must meet eligibility requirements for col lege enrollment.) An orientation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The deadline to enter the pageant is Friday, Jan. 24. En try forms may be obtained via email. Please send email re quests to thorn99@embarqmail. com. Miss Bradford Fest funds Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. For more information, please call Lisa Tatum at 904-966-1514 or Brenda Thornton at 904-3648266.4th annual Miss Bradford Fest is Feb. 8Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke.Lennard Register to be honored at Boy Scouts dinnerA social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. Register, who was a longtime coach in Bradford County schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943 and was the first person in Hamilton County to achieve such a rank. There is no admission, but those interested in attending are asked to consider a $150 donation to support Scouting in Bradford County. Please RSVP by calling Barry Warren at 352-494-3326 or Terry Vaughan at 904-966-6266.
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Main Street GainesvilleOffer expires 1/31/14 Bring coupon with you! Bradford welcomes Judge Davis during Jan. 9 reception BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a run worthy of multiple replays. Announcers gushed about the players speed and athletic ability, while fans in the stands were cheering. Charles Strong Sr. of Lawtey, though, admitted he was rather quiet when his son, Charles Jr., broke loose for a 67-yard touchdown run. I was just amazed, with my mouth open, Strong Sr. said. The younger Strong, who is an eighth-grader at Bradford Middle School, had quite a performance during the eighth annual OffenseDefense Bowl Week festivities at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. He participated in one of several all-star games on Jan. 2, scoring both of his teams touchdowns as part of a 16-6 win. Strong was selected as an all-American for the second straight year after participating in an Offense-Defense Football Camp during the summer. More than 1,300 youth of various ages throughout the U.S. participated in Offense-Defense camps. It did not take long for the elder Strongs jaw to drop open once his sons game began. The younger Strong carried the ball on his teams (the Americans) first play from scrimmage, resulting in a gain of 4 yards. Strong got the ball again on second down, stiffarming one defender, eluding a diving defender and sprinting down the sideline, outracing four defenders in the process. It was a play going to the right, Strong said. That first play, I didnt get it, so the second play, I told myself I was going to get it. He did get it, leaving announcersthe game was streamed live onlineheaping praise on him for what they credited as a 67-yard run, though the run seemed more along the lines of 72 yards as witnessed by a Telegraph-Times-Monitor writer who watched game video. Strong would also carry the ball on a successful two-point conversion. That was all running back, wasnt it? one announcer asked his partner. I mean, he just made the corner and, boom, turned on the speed. The other announcer said, BMS student Strong shines in all-star gameOnce he turned that corner boy, it was all speed. You talk about great opportunity to showcase your talent, and thats what Strong did on that touchdown run. He outdistanced the defense and loped into the end zone. Strong, who also played defensive end in the game, made a tackle for a 1-yard loss on a fourth-down play, prompting one of the announcers to say, He pretty much overpowered two blockers along the edge there. It was an 8-6 game when Strongs team recovered a fumble, setting up a first down at the opponents 32-yard line. Strong took a handoff from there, followed a blocker, bounced outside and split two defenders as he sprinted his way toward another long touchdown. Strongs performance left the announcers wondering just where Lawtey is. One of the announcers, apparently going online to find out, said from what he could tell it was between Gainesville and Tallahassee, which prompted him to speculate about the University of Florida and Florida State University battling each other in the future for Strongs services. It kind of feels good, Strong Jr. said in reference to the prospect of major universities recruiting him. Its really exciting. Strong, who is 6-0, 195, has had quite a year. He helped the Bradford Middle School football team go undefeated and win its first-ever Suwannee Middle Athletic Conference championship. Strong had four touchdowns in a 4016 championship win over Williston. My smile was like ear to ear, Strong said. Participating in the OffenseDefense camp helped Strongs performance during the middle school season, Strong Sr. said. The camp consisted of the best of the bestkids who were big, strong and fast. You were competing against kids who were just as good as you on defense, running the ball against kids who are allAmericans, Strong Sr. said to his son. The younger Strong admitted, It was a challenge. Strongs participation in the Offense-Defense camp came about when he and his father were looking for a full-contact camp to participate in. Basically, theres no other contact camp in the state of Florida, Strong Sr. said. That is the only one. All others are pretty much combines, where youre just doing agility, running anything like that. He loves contact, Strong Sr. said of his son. He shines a lot better when theres contact. Strong Sr., whos had the opportunity to coach his son as a member of the Bradford Middle School staff, described Strong Jr. as someone whos humble, but who also possesses a strong work ethic and is highly selfmotivated. I dont have to tell him to work out or train for the sport, Strong Sr. said. Its something he loves to do. I dont have to talk to him about, What are your plans for getting yourself better? He already has his mind made up what hes going to do. Perhaps Strong Jr.s makeup can be best summed up by a tag he wears around his neck, inscribed with words his grandfather BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Judge Richard R.B. Davis Jr. had the opportunity to meet community leaders and courthouse personnel during a reception at the Bradford County Senior Center on Jan. 9. Davis was appointed as county judge on Dec. 2, 2013, by Gov. Rick Scott to serve the remainder of Judge Johnny Hobbs term following Hobbs death on Aug. 7, 2013. During the reception, Davis, who had his wife, Cecil, by his side, said he didnt think he had ever received such a welcome. Im delighted with the number of folks who sought us out and came to meet us, Davis said. Its a very welcoming county. Davis, who was a judge for the Florida Army National Guard and appointed to the Hamilton County bench in 2004 by then Gov. Jeb Bush, was encouraged to apply for the position in Brad ford County by longtime friend and Bradford County resident Butch Redding. Redding, his wife, Mary, and family hosted the reception. I think were very fortunate to get him, Redding said. Ive known him for a long time. Hes one of the most honorable men that Ive ever met. Davis admitted he was hesitant about applying for the position because he thought he was too old. However, after giving the matter some thought, he said he realized he was really the per fect person to step in and finish out the term, which expires in 2017. His appointment allows those who are interested in running for the position the time necessary to develop a campaign and cre ates a level playing field for all candidates, Davis said. It takes about three years for someone to wind down a practice and to gin up an election campaign, Davis said. I think were doing the right thing. I think the governors done the right thing by accepting this ap proach. Redding said, When Judge Hobbs passed, I thought that Judge Davis would be the kind of guy who could carry on in his footsteps. Of course, the reception had an underlying sadness because of the death of Hobbs, whom Redding described as a great man. Davis said he met Hobbs oncealbeit brieflyat a conference, but added he knew a lot about Hobbs anyway just from talking to Redding and Eighth Judicial Circuit lawyers, who thought the world of him. He was just highly regarded by his peers, Davis said. Hobbs wife, Kathy, made an appearance at the reception, which touched Davis. Its really a great tribute to him that she would come out and do this, Davis said. A lot of widows wouldnt be able to. Shes a terrific lady, she re ally is.
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Star ke Across from KOA904-964-3350Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor Hanna Crane scored four goals for the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, which moved a step closer to a regional playoff berth with a 9-1 win over Newberry in the quarterfinals of the District 5-2A tournament on Jan. 13 at Citizens Field in Gainesville.Lady Indians advance in district soccer tournamentIt was the first time in 20 matches that the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer team didnt record a win, Fins, Fur & Tails One of the great natural resources we have in Florida are the natural springs that form an open connection between the surface ground and the underwater aquifers that meander underground like giant, waterfilled honeycombs. The water that fills the underground aquifers is generally plentiful enough that it forms a degree of pressure that forces the water through the open spring connections to the grounds surface. There, the water erodes the surface ground into a collection pond that is comparable in size to the amount of water pressure typical to that particular spring. Eventually, if the water pressure is significant enough, the crystal-clear water will overflow the collection pond and seek eventual release into the Gulf of Mexico on the west or the Atlantic on the east. One of the most significant features of the springs and their runs is the magnificent view they provide into the underwater world of freshwater Florida, obstructed only by a bluish tint and slight Springs and manateesdistortion of shape caused by the way light is reflected as it runs through the crystal-clear product. Another unique feature of the springs is the constant temperature (72-73 degrees) of their waters. During the summer, when the ambient temperature is much higher, the spring water feels like it is ice cold. During the winter, when the ambient temperature is much colder, the spring water feels relatively warm, and that attracts another great natural resource: the manatee. During the colder weather, these large and gentle animals herd into the warmer spring water, providing Floridians the unique opportunity to observe these animals in their natural habitat. Generally, people who have been privileged to observe the manatees up close in a natural setting are amused at the animals gentle and curious attempts at interaction. Due to the threat of outboard motors, Florida conservation personnel discourage proactive attempts to pet the animals. As evidenced by the accompanying photograph, however, it is difficult to ignore an extended flipper that appears to be a handshake attempt. (Very little further explanation is needed to illustrate the manatees vulnerability to outboard motors.) Florida has one of the largest concentrations of freshwater springs on the face of the earth. Do remember that the larger of Floridas 700-plus freshwater springs are also attractive during the winter when they provide a warm retreat to the gentle manatees, and do remember to follow the wake and speed restrictions, and look out for these great animals.Outdoors outlookThe freeze is the big news for the week. Even though it was not as bad as anticipated, it was bad, and it was an inconvenience to people and an inconvenience to the crappie population as well. Most of the specks have been trying to move into the shallows and shoreline cover for their spawn, but the shock of the freeze will probably move them temporarily to some deeper holes. Hopefully, they will be able to move back in by the 15th, which is a full moon, and the 30th, which is new moon. The same pattern will probably take place on both coasts, with the trout seeking some relative warmth from the deeper holes. Noel Kuhn tells us the cold weather will pretty much shut down the surf fishing, but the reds and the trout will still be available in the deeper holes in the creeks and waterways. The best inshore saltwater play at this time still seems to be sheepshead around rocks and pilings. The freeze did not stop Ed Allen from finding the bass on Sampson Lake last week. He just located the flocks of seagulls chasing shad and moved into their location. When it was all over with, he landed approximately 12, with the largest going about 4 pounds. His bait choice was a deepdiving lure. The best part of hunting is behind us this year, and many of the individual game seasons will close this month. However, that transition will not impact Ernest Grider, because he only hunts feral hogs; their season is open year round. While removing hogs from a local Brooker farm recently, he brought in six of the tuskers in one day. He estimates that over the last six weeks, he has taken about 16 out of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park in Alachua County. UF biologist to talk about bobcats, coyotes at Crosshorn Ministries meeting Crosshorn Ministries welcomes University of Florida biologist Lauren Watine to its Thursday, Jan. 16, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Watine will give a presentation on what UF is doing with a twoyear study to determine how much of a predation problem coyote and bobcat are to Florida wildlife, especially whitetail deer. Her department is collecting stomachs, jawbones and coyote carcasses for study and analysis. There will be a questionand-answer period at the presentations conclusion. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. Outdoors calendar Jan. 15, deer season ends in south Georgia; Jan. 16, Crosshorn Ministries meeting, 7 p.m., at the Starke Golf and Country Club; Jan. 19, antlere d deer season ends in Floridas Zone C; Jan. 30, new moon; If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com, or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. The second-seeded Indians (16-7-1) will play either third seed Eastside or sixth seed Crescent City in a seminfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. (Eastside and Crescent City played each other this past Tuesday.) If Keystone wins, it will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. All district tournament games are played at Citizens Field. Crane scored three of her goals in the first half as Keystone built a 6-1 lead. Madison Colaw assisted on two of those goals and finished the match with three assists. Raychel Trimble had two goals, while Colaw, Kendall Addison, Caroline Dixon and Julia Osteen each had one. Crane, Lauren Hovsepian, Rachel Lee and Dakota Puls each had an assist. In the week leading up to the district tournament, Keystone recorded a 3-0 win over St. Francis on Jan. 7, while losing 5-0 to Nease on Jan. 10. Crane had two goals and one assist in the home win over St. Francis. Colaw scored the other goal and had an assist, while Dixon added an assist on the final goal of the match. KHHS boys, Fernandina play to 1-1 tiebut it wasnt a loss either. The Indians hosted Fernandina Beach on Jan. 13. After a scoreless first half, each team scored a goal, with the result being a 1-1 tie. Cory Hedding scored Keystones goal off of an assist by Juan Grimaldo. It was the 39th goal of the season for Hedding. Prior to the match, Keystone (19-1-2) defeated District 5-2A opponents P.K. Yonge and Newberry 5-0 and 8-0, respectively, as well as defeating Nease 2-1. Hedding scored three goals in the Jan. 8 home win over P.K. Yonge, while Ben Jones and Eric Wood each had one goal. Grimaldo had two assists, while Wood had one. Jones and Dylan Beard each scored two goals in the win over Newberry on Jan. 9 in Keystone. Hedding, Karl Dionisi, Wyatt Graziano and Nacho Grimaldo each scored one goal. Graziano and Hedding each had two assists, while Jones, Zac Fairbanks, Nacho Grimaldo and Brandon Hannah each had one. The Indians traveled to play Nease on Jan. 10, with Hedding scoring both goals in the 2-1 win. Zac Hawkins assisted on both goals. Wood made eight saves in the net. Keystone caps the regular season with a home match against Bolles on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. The District 5-2A tournament begins Monday, Jan. 20, hosted by Eastside High School at Citizens Field in Gainesville. Keystone, the tournaments number-one seed, will play eighth seed Fort White in a quarterfinal match on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins, it will play a semifinal match on Wednesday, Jan. 22, against either fourth seed Crescent City or fifth seed P.K. Yonge at 7 p.m. The championship match is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Bradford High School wide receiver Kenny Dinkins and Union County High School linebacker Austin Dukes and defensive lineman Alden McClellan were first-team selections with the release of the all-state football teams. Dinkins had one teammate also honored in Class 4A: defensive back Keaaris Ardley, who was a second-team pick. Union had a total of six earn honors in Class 1A. Besides Dukes and McClellan, running back Daquin Buddy Edwards, offensive lineman Talon Tyler and defensive back Geordyn Green were second-team picks, while quarterback Caleb Cox received honorable mention.3 from area earn 1stteam all-state honors in footballKeystone Heights High School linebacker Darein Gilio earned honorable mention in Class 4A.Bradford girls defeat Keystone for district win penetrates the lane for Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp scored a combined 23 points in the first half, helping the Bradford High School girls basketball team build a 31-7 halftime lead en route to a 50-32 District 5-4A win over visiting Keystone Heights on Jan. 10. Davis, who scored 12 firsthalf points, led all scorers with 19 points as the Tornadoes (11-5 overall) improved to 5-2 in District 5. Kemp scored 11 points in the first half and finished the game with 16. She also had eight assists, while Davis had 14 re bounds. Keshanna Ardley added 11 points for Bradford. Keystone (8-13, 2-6) got nine second-half pointsall on 3-pointersby Caroline McCor mick, who led the Indians with 13. Visit www.starkejournal.com to view more photos from this game. (Membership necessary.)
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At this point, the property owner got into his vehicle and started driving down the dirt road by the wooded area when he spotted a truck parked in the road. He pulled behind the truck when the same man came out of the woods and walked toward the parked truck. The man ignored the property owners question about what he was doing on his property, jumped in the truck and took off through the ditch before turning on to C.R. 225. Law enforcement was called by the property owner, and the victim renting the mobile home arrived to search his place and see if anything had been stolen. He reported that a .22-caliber revolver and prescription medication were missing. The property owner had written the trucks license plate number down, and with that information, a deputy was able to locate the truck at the home it is registered to in Bradford County. There, he encountered Gary Alvin Weeks, 29, of Starke, who was staying for a few days at the home with his sister and her boyfriend, the owner of the truck. Weeks apparently borrowed the truck, and, according to his statement to deputies, had gone to collect cans along the road near the victims residence. Weeks said he knew the victim, and when he saw him leave, decided to go in the home. He admitted he took the revolver and some pills from the mobile home. The revolver was recovered and Weeks was charged with burglary. Bond was set at $15,000. Three Middleburg residents were arrested Jan. 12 for drug charges after causing a disturbance and asking customers for money at the Kangaroo convenience store at S.R. 16 and U.S. 301 in Starke. According to the arrest report, two males and a female were at the store at around 1:30 a.m., asking customers for money in the parking lot and stopping vehicles at the red light to do the same. Before law enforcement could arrive, they left in a purple Honda. A Bradford deputy spotted the car on U.S. 301 near Edwards Road a few minutes later and conducted a traffic stop. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car, and several of the occupants were reaching under the seats with their hands. A Starke police officer had arrived to assist, and they removed the three people from the vehicle, searching the Honda and turning up marijuana and cocaine. Arrested were Paul Jerome Nash, 56, for possession of marijuana, David Dewitt Thompson, 41, for possession of cocaine, and Leslie Katherina Turner, 49, for possession of marijuana. Bonds for Nash and Turner were set at $1,000 each, while bond for Thompson was set at $1,500.Panhandling in Starke leads to arrest of 3Starke police were able to solve a June burglary after they were called to a residence on Jan. 8 because of a disturbance between roommates. According to the arrest report, Tillman Arthur Erwin III, 42, and William Douglas Ambrose, 58, were arguing after Ambrose tried to kick Erwin out of the residence for a second time in the same day. When the Starke officer arrived, he was trying to explain to Ambrose that he couldnt just kick Erwin out since he had been living there three to four months. At that point, Ambrose became agitated with the officer and stated he was tired of all this, and if no one could do anything about it, he would do something about it. He then walked into his bedroom, grabbed a 13-inch butcher knife and started coming at the officer in an aggressive manner, according to the report. The officer pulled out his firearm and ordered Ambrose to drop the knife, which he did. He was arrested for aggravated assault, with bond set at $1,000. Several days later, Erwin was arrested by Starke police for the burglary case dating back to June. According to the arrest report, on June 21, a residence on Glendale Street in Starke was broken into, and a handgun and several pieces of costume jewelry and rings were stolen from the home. The owners of the home told police at that time that they believed Erwin might be the burglar, as he had lived in Disturbance leads to arrest for past crime, story of feeding gun to alligatortheir home previously for several months and had made threats to get them back after they made him leave the residence. Police were unable to locate Erwin at the time of the burglary. Several days after the Jan. 8 incident with the roommate, police questioned Erwin about the burglary, and he said that he had talked about robbing the Glendale Street residence with Ambrose in order to sell the jewelry and firearm for crack cocaine back in June. He admitted to the burglary and said he and Ambrose traded the jewelry items for $30 worth of crack cocaine. He told police he couldnt find a buyer for the handgun, so he went to Gainesville to try and sell it. He was unsuccessful, so he decided to get rid of it by placing it in a loaf of bread and feeding it to an alligator in Paynes Prairie. Erwin was charged with burglary, two counts of larceny, criminal mischief-property damage, dealing in stolen property and possession of a weapon by a felon. Ambrose, in addition to his assault charge, was charged with dealing in stolen property.The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Unionin Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties:BradfordDianna Louise Barney, 42, was arrested Jan. 13 by Lawtey police for driving under the influence, refusing to submit to testing and driving while license suspended or revoked. Curtis G. Bennett, 49, of Macclenny was arrested Jan. 10 by Bradford deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, the victim of the battery came home and found her porch screen door had been forced open, with broken glass and empty liquor bottles on the porch and Bennett asleep on the floor. When Bennett awoke, he started cursing at the victim and followed her after she picked up a phone and went into a bedroom. Bennett then struck the victim in the face with his hand and took her cellular phone and the house phone. The victim told the deputy she was able to get Bennett to calm down and go back to sleep, at which time she called law enforcement. Bennetts bond was set at $50,000. Nathaniel Kendrick Brown, 44, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 8 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. William Thomas Conley, 45, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Cordell Dewayne Cray, 27, of Starke was arrested Jan. 9 by Starke police for battery. Bond was set at $1,000. According to the arrest report, Cray admitted to slapping his girlfriend in the face with an open hand after the two got into an argument. Dena Sherell Cummings, 29, of Starke was arrested Jan. 11 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,000. Kevin Andrew Donley, 36, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Rachael Elizabeth Durkin, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested Jan. 7 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Barry Kenneth Ely, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 8 by Starke police for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $7,500. James Michael Harper, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 8 by Bradford deputies for two charges of probation violation. Bond was set at $10,000 for each charge. Michael Rodney McCarter, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 11 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Mary McCray, 41, of Hawthorne was arrested Jan. 13 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Bond was set at $10,000. William Charles Rhoden, 29, of Starke was arrested Jan. 8 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. According to the arrest report, Rhoden caused a disturbance at Whispering Oaks apartments, repeatedly yelling and banging on the victims front door and waking up her and several children inside the apartment. Police arrived and later located Rhoden at another residence in Starke. He had a strong smell of alcohol coming from his person, according to the arrest report, and admitted to going to the apartment at Whispering Oaks. He was arrested and bond was set at $1,000. Kwadwo Nkrumah Sefah, 21, of Fleming Island was arrested Jan. 12 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jesse Catherine Wessner, 22, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 13 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence. Bond was set at $1,000. Wesley Nole White, 41, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 9 by Bradford deputies for an outof-county warrant from Union County for failure to appear on a driving while license suspended or revoked charge. Bond was set at $2,500.Keystone/MelroseBruce Hunt, 36, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 8 by Clay deputies for grand theft. Nicole Blanche Hunt, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 11 by Putnam deputies for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Christopher Ryan Isherwood, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 7 by Palatka police for driving with a suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified license. Kimberly Osborn, 39, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 10 by Clay deputies for battery. Redus Parks, 31, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 11 by Clay deputies for battery. Thomas Robinson, 20, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 9 by Clay deputies for DUI. Jerry Tate, 59, of Starke was arrested by Clay deputies for retail theft.UnionJailon Markese Couch, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 13 by Union deputies on four charges of felony probation violation and on a warrant for fraud by swindle. According to the offense report associated with the warrant, Couch is accused of taking a drivers license and a bank card from an acquaintances home in June 2012 and charging over $100 to the card in several locations the same day. One of the charges was later verified by UCSO at the S&S Store in Lake Butler, using security camera photographs to identify Couch using the card to make a purchase. Bond was set at $5,000. Mamie Beatrice Brown, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 11 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Brown was near the intersection of S.R. 238, S.R. 231 and Southwest First Way in Lake Butler, walking and screaming in the air and at people nearby, and wouldnt calm down when a deputy arrived on scene. She had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her, had blood on her lips (possibly from a fight before law enforcement arrived) and was near a can of beer that bystanders said was hers, according to the arrest report. Robert Lynn Goode, 55, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 8 by Union deputies for failure to appear. Bond was set at $5,000. Joshua Oneal Perry, 18, of Lake Butler and a 16-year old male from Lake Butler were arrested Jan. 9 by Union deputies for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. According to the arrest report, both are UCHS alternative school students that started fighting during class and didnt stop after attempts by a teacher and an administrator to break things up. 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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B d Obituaries d Vivian BoehnleinMELROSEVivian Celeste Boehnlein, 73, of Melrose died, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Retirement Home in Williston. She was born on July 11, 1940 in Jacksonville to the late Raleigh D. and Alma (Cole) Harrell. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose before moving her membership to Trinity Baptist Church in Keystone Heights. She was a member of the Melrose Womens Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Boehnlein. She is survived by: sons, Joseph (Brenda) Boehnlein of Lake City and Tim (Tracey) Boehnlein of Melrose; brother, William Robert Bill Harrell of Texas; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at 6:00 pm in Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor James Peoples officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Ella BondKEYSTONE HEIGHTSElla M. Bond, 98, of Keystone Heights died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Willey Manor in Keystone. She was born in Chester County, Pa. on Feb. 2, 1915 to the late Elmer and Mary (Laird) Moore. In 1986 she and her late husband moved to the Park of the Palms from Ocean City, N.J. She was a retired LPN, a member of the Park of the Palms Church and she had over 10,000 volunteer hours as a Pink Lady with Shands Hospital. Her husband, Amos Bond preceded her in death. She is survived by: children, Nancie (Duer) Smedley of Jonesborough, Tenn.; Ronald (Suzann) Bond of Belleview, Neb.; four grandchildren; and ten greatgrandchildren. There will be no local services held. Graveside services and burial will be at East Brandywine Church Cemetery in Downingtown, Pa. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.William EnglandKEYSTONE HEIGHTSSKC William Bill England, USN (Ret), 86, of Keystone Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Please sign the familys online guestbook at broadusraines.com. Broadus-Raines Funeral Home of Green Cove Springs is in charge of arrangements.Iris HallUNION COUNTYIris Crews Hall, widow of Sidney R. Hall, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, lovingly called Mema, was granted her angel wings and danced her way into heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the age of 91. She passed surrounded by loved ones at Haven Hospice of Gainesville. Her final days were spent visited by family members and loved ones that she had touched in someway throughout her life. Iris was born in Union County to Gurnie and Annie Crews. She was the oldest daughter of six children. Iris was always ready to go dancing, hit the open road or just go! She liked watching the birds from her kitchen window with her favorite being cardinals. Her smile could light up a room and cheer any mood. Her down home Southern cooking was enjoyed by many family members and friends. Family meant everything to her and that was evident in the warm, welcoming and beautiful home she provided her family. Iris is survived by: her sister, Mrs. Ed (Carolyn) King of Gainesville; two daughters, Mrs. John (Sandra) Cannella of Erie, Colo. and Mrs. Raymond (Sherrie) Dyal of Gainesville; five grandchildren, Joe Cannella of Arvada, Colo., Troy Cannella of Erie, Colo., Cory Cannella of Houston, Texas Vickie Dyal of Alachua, and Valorie Cason of High Springs; and nine greatgrandchildren. The viewing was held at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler on Friday, Jan. 10th. Funeral services were held at LaCrosse Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 11th at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in LaCrosse. If preferred, donations in memory of Iris may be made to Haven Hospice of Gainesville, or the LaCrosse Baptist Church Building Fund. PAID OBITUARYUlysses HarmonTAMPAUlysses Harmon, 79, of Tampa, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at his residence. Born in Moultrie, Ga. on Sept. 11, 1934, he was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Pierson, Ga. and a retired teacher of Atkinson County Board of Education. He is survived by: daughter, Sonia Harmon of Tampa; sons, Vernon Harmon of Gainesville, Keith Harmon of Pierson, Ga., Brian Harmon of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Craig Harmon of Atlanta; sister, Fannie Lou Grayer; many grandchildren; in-laws, Catherine Johnson, Shirley Johnson, and Janice Johnson all of Lawtey, Jeremiah Johnson of Starke, Rev. Josephus Johnson of Hollandale, and Edmond Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Philadelphia Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Green Jr conducting the services and Pastor Scott Eulogist. Interment will be held in Peetsville Cemetery in Lawtey. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc of Starke. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Family from 4-5:00 p.m. and friends from 5-7:00 p.m. and viewing 1 hour at the church prior to the service. The cortege will form on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Johnson Residence of Lawtey.Ronald IsbellKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Ronald James Isbell, 73, of Keystone Heights died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born in Chicago on April 5, 1940 to the late Aaron Robert and Marie Isbell. He had retired as 1st Sergeant from the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by: daughters, Stephanie Bloomfield of Fernandina Beach and Julie Pritchard of West Palm Beach; and two grandchildren. The family will be holding a private service at the Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Ellen MasonEARLETONEllen Paul Mason, 81, of Earleton died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Shands UF in Gainesville. She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Dec. 8, 1932 to the late Burnett and Lillie (Koger) Paul, and had moved to Earleton from Chicago in 1987. Prior to her retirement, she did administrative and secretarial work. She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church where she was the church organist and a member of the choir for 25 years. She is survived by: her husband of 63 years, Robert Bob Mason; children, Robert Steven Steve (Kathy) Mason of Bradenton, Deanna Louise (Ernie) MasonDee of Orland Park, Ill., and Paula Mason Schubert of Jacksonville; brother, George R. (Peggy) Paul of Olathe, Kan.; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Jan. 15, in Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor James Peoples and Pastor Scott Stanland, officiating. Burial followed at the Keystone Heights Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Robert McGuinnLAKE BUTLERRobert Lawrence McGuinn, 77, of Lake Butler died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. He was the son the late John McGuinn and Laura McGuinn. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army. He was born in White Plains, N.Y., and worked at the Reception Medical Center in Lake Butler for 14 years. He is preceded in death by sons, William Chase and James McGuinn; and sister, Barbara Staples. He is survived by: his wife, Rose McGuinn; daughters, Deba (Steve) Wojciechowski, Rosemary Marten; sons, John Chase, Arthur Chase, Shawn McGuinn, Robert McGuinn, Thomas McGuinn, Edward (Linda) McGuinn, and sister, Karen Fulford. Services were held Jan. 10th, at the Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dan Search officiating. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.Bryan STARKEBryan Keith Sheffield, Jr., age 30, of Starke passed away Dec. 25, 2013 suddenly. Mr. Sheffield was born on Aug. 10, 1983 in Gainesville and was a butchers aide in a meat market and was a member of the First Christian Church of Starke. He is survived by: his parents, Patricia Ann Jordan of Starke and Bryan Keith Sheffield, Sr. of Bell; sister, Crista Lynn Sheffield Rhoden of Starke; aunts and uncles, Deborah Sumner of Starke, Hilda Morris of Atlanta, Ga., Jerry Goodman of Pomona, Calif., Virginia Gibbons of Tampa, Iona Lippla of Chapel Hill, Evelyn Peterson of Atlanta, Rayburn Scott of Weeki Wachee, Mary Valdez of Pomona, Calif., Patty Sheffield of Worthington Springs, Wanda Cason of Lake Butler. Memorial services were held on Jan. 4, in the First Christian Church of Starke. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. 904-964-6200.PAID OBITUARYJane SiegmundSTARKEJane T. Siegmund, 66, of Starke died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Shands of Starke after an extended illness. She was born in Quincy Mass. and moved to Starke in 1947 from Pompano Beach. She is the daughter of the late Leroy and Kathryne Decelle, and is a member of the Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, John William Siegmund. She is survived by: sons, Edward David (Michelle) Siegmund of Starke, John Robert (Dana) Siegmund of Middleburg, and Joseph W. Siegmund of Starke; three grandchildren; and three brothers. Burial will be at a later date at Highland Cemetery in Norword, Mass. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rodney SkaggsKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Rodney L. Skaggs, 83, of Keystone Heights died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 in Palatka. He served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the AmVets Post 86 in Keystone Heights, and a member of the Moose Lodge. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Skaggs Landscaping in Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Keystone Heights AmVets Post 86. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Haven Hospice, Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Geraldine SmithMELROSEGeraldine Raines Geri Smith, 63, of Melrose died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at her home. She was born June 7, 1950 in New Port, Tenn. to the late Lester and Eunice (Cogdill) Raines and was a homemaker. She is survived by: her husband of 28 years, Bob Smith of Melrose; children, Lori Davis of Miami and Eddie Davis of White River Jct, Vt.; siblings, Elmedia, Judy Squirt, Gene, Lorine, Darlene, and Jimmy; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at the Melrose Church of God Mountain Assembly located at 24715 State Road 26 in Melrose on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1:00 pm. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Morgan WaltersSTARKEPiper Morgan Walters, 21 of Starke passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. S he w as a loving and giving person. No matter what she was going through in her own life, she always put the needs of others ahead of hers. She loved to make people happy and from their happiness, found her own. She was a very talented writer; writing as a sheriff, a mermaid, and even a woman who could change into a dragon. She let her imagination run wild when she wrote and it was always a beautiful thing to watch and to read. In addition to writing, she loved art, music, and television. If it was creative in anyway, Piper loved it. She had a heart of gold and a wicked sense of humor; when you were around her, there was never a dull moment. She left behind parents, Glenn and Joanne Walters; best friend, Briar Sydney Gray; sister, Sherry Hunter; nephews, and niece, Coleby Hunter, Logan Hunter, and Layla Bradley; aunt and godmother, Carol Carroll; aunts, Monica Darrah, Molly Darrah, Maggie Darrah, Vicki Hughes, and Barbra Lee; grandparents, Loriene and H.B. Ray A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 386-496-2008, please sign the guestbook at archerfuneralhome.com.PAID OBITUARYKenneth WoodMACCLENNY Kenneth Kenny Leo Wood, age 49, of Macclenny, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. Kenny was born in Jacksonville, on Jan. 30, 1964 to the late Leo Eugene Wood and Nina Lee Hurst Wood. Kenny was a lifelong resident of Baker County and graduated from Baker County High School in 1982. Kenny worked in the banking profession for the past 35 years and was an original associate of SunTrust Bank, currently TD Bank; he was the last active employee of that era. Kenny enjoyed living life to the fullest, traveling and seeing the world to include the Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Kenny was described as an outstanding tennis player and enjoyed dancing and competing all over the country with West Coast Swing. His other hobbies included snow and water skiing and drawing with pencil and paints. Kenny was preceded in death by his sister Pamela Lynn Crews. Kenny is survived by: his wife of eight years, Patty Wood of Macclenny; his sister, Paula (Henry) Crews of Glen St. Mary; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, at Souls Harbor Church of God at 2:00 pm at with Bishop Daniel Sturgill of Souls Harbor Church of God officiating. Interment will follow at South Prong Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 5 pm 8 pm at the funeral home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book.PAID OBITUARY To the many friends, neighbors, co-workers, caregiver Jeanette Stowe, Pastor Herman Griffin and wife, we cannot express how much we thank you all for the concern and compassion shown to our mother and family during her extended illness and death. The calls with words of encouragement, cards, flowers, food, support and prayers were all deeply appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks are extended to Dr. Martha Lloyd, Dr. Kima, doctors at North Florida Regional Hospital, Lake Butler Hospital, the Suwannee Valley Haven Hospice staff and all the nurses for all the ways they went above and beyond the call of duty to comfort and care for our mother and grandmother. Thanks to anyone that we might have forgotten to mention. Thanks to Doyle Archer and staff for all your assistance with the final arrangements. It is at a time like this that we realize how blessed we are with so many wonderful friends and neighbors and may God bless each of you. T he Family of Nanazee Thomas Pinkston Card of Thanks
mous with somebody saying my name. Home Sweet Bone opened for business in April 2013, but the desire to have such a business goes back much further. A pet-boarding business has always been my dream, Strickland said. My husband and Iweve been married 20 years. Probably our first year of marriage, I said, Do you know what I want to do? I want to board pets. When the house next door to where Strickland and her family live went up for sale, she saw the perfect opportunity to finally make that dream come true. She gave no thought to whether or not the area needed such a business and would support it. Strickland knew what she wanted to do, and that was that. I just went with something Im passionate about, she said. Its a passion Strickland was born with. She said her parents, Louis and Dolores Atchison, 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. AutionsPUBLIC AUCTION to be held at Waldo Self Stor age, 17842 NE hwy 301, Waldo, Fl. on February 12,2014 at 10:00am. Lot number 309 belonging to Eric Irvin, described as: 1989 Ford 150 XLT extended cab/ 2 tone brown with brown camper shell. VIN 1FTEX15N 9PKB71713.42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories$CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. 06 CHRYSLER CROSS FIRE WITH NEW TOP,TIRES, runs great! 75K Asking 10,500. Please call Bruce 904864-0316. MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE 2006 HONDA VTX1300, $5500. Cobra Pipes ulti matum seat, windshield, hard saddle bags, many more extras. Call 352478-9130.47 Commerical DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222.49 For SaleNORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North(1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386-697-6209. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323. 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E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday or bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305 c ash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in our weekly f ree c ommunity shopper: Target your audience quickly (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! who keep horses. If you speak to a horse guy, then youre going to end up talking to 10 or 15 (horse) people, he said. Thats kind of how it went. Strickland said she went through a broker to obtain ant eaters. She later donated the anteaters, which she said are the hardest animals to keep in captivity outside of sloths, to a preserve, but she would continue to procure animals through the same broker. He has be come a friend to Strickland and her husband and has learned just how much Strickland cares for her animals. Thats a big deal, Strick land said. When people real ize how you take care of them, theyre more likely to suggest and refer you. Its not an easy job caring for the different types of animals Strickland has. They all have different diet and environment requirements. Reptiles are es pecially challenging during cooler temperatures. We had a tortoise get pneu monia, Strickland said. We had to give it shots. Her husband added: We gave it shots and a pill. It thought my finger was the pill one day. John Allen, who is the 24/7 caretaker at Stricklands Home Sweet Bone boarding business (see related story), was hired four years ago to help care for the animals. He has been a blessing to Strickland. I trust him with everything I own, she said. I walk away from my house of 50-plus ex otics, and I dont have to give him one instruction. Hes that good. Allen has also provided a source of amusement at times, whether he realized it or not. Strickland has cameras in her home that she can access on her phone while shes away. On one such trip away from home, she was able to watch Allen as he attempted to corral Havi, who had gotten loose. It resulted in what Strickland described as a hilarious back-and-forth chase. Im just laughing hysterical ly, going, Oh, my God. I knew (Allen) wasnt in any danger, but I knew Havi had gotten one over on him, Strickland said. Allen said, It took me about 30 minutes to an hour to catch that thing. As much joy as Dawn Strickland gets out of her pets, per haps seeing her father, Louis Atchison, interact with them is even more enjoyable. Her fa ther, who has what Strickland described as serious health problems, visits the animals almost every day. Strickland said stepping into an animal enclosure gives her the chance to escape the stresses of everyday life. She believes visiting the animals al lows her father to temporarily put his health problems behind him. I know thats what it does for my dad, Strickland said. All of his issues just go away. Even when Louis Atchison is in the hospital, his daughters animals arent far away. When he goes into the hos pital, I have a blown-up picture of Havi I put by his bed, Strickland said. Stricklands exotic animals are just part of the family, and sometimes whats cooking in the kitchen is for them and them only. How many times do the kids come into the house, and theyre like, Oooh, muffins? Strickland asked Allen with a laugh. Im like, Not for you; for monkeys.Continued from 1B HOMEContinued from 1B who live on Kingsley Lake, let her have any type of pet she wanted, with one stipulation: Take care of it. If I didnt take care of it, it was gone, Strickland said. They meant it. Strickland said that as a child she brought home animals of all sorts. The same could be said of her now as her pets include more than 50 exotic animals, such as monkeys, lemurs, por cupines, kinkajous and various reptiles and birds. Home Sweet Bone allows her to meet people from all walks of life who share that same love of animals. Thats the good thing about this job, Strickland said. We meet people every dayif theyre bringing their babies to me, we have the same love. When it comes to domesti cated animals, Strickland loves dogs in particular. She has seven as pets, while the office walls of Home Sweet Bone are adorned with phrases such as, Home is where the bone is, and, A house is not a home without a dog. Home Sweet Bone, despite its name and presence of kennels and an exercise/play yard for dogs, is not for dogs only. It of fers climate-controlled accom modations for any type of pet. As the welcome message on the business website (www.homesweetboneboarding.com) states, We will take ANYTHING with feathers, scales or fur. No matter what their bod ies are covered with, the ani mals safety is the number-one priority at Home Sweet Bone, Strickland said. The access gate is closed at all times (visitors must call for admittance), while doors are equipped with dead bolt locks and gates to kennels have multiple padlocks. Strickland said her experience with her pet monkeys has helped in that regard. Monkeys are in telligent and can pick locks, she said, so it takes an effort to keep them safe in their enclosures. If a monkey cant get out of an enclosure, youve got a darn good enclosure, Strickland said. I knew, with having primates, how to do things that were going to be sound, that were going to be safe. The animals at Home Sweet Bone also have constant super vision. Caretaker John Allen lives on the premises and has been working for Strickland for four years, helping her to care for her exotic pets. In Allen, Strickland has some one whos proven to be reliable, plus she said he has a calming spirit the animals seem to sense. Its not like I have just any yahoo living there, Strickland said. I really trust John. Strickland understands the concern people have over the welfare of their pets and en courages people to call her any time to check up on how their animals are doing. In a lot of cases, Strickland said shes the one who makes contact, sending owners texts and photos of their babies. People who were skeptical of leaving their pets at first have done so again and again. Strick land said all of her first-timers have been back. She knows one woman who is in her 60s who had never traveled anywhere with her husband because of her dogs. That woman has left her pets at Home Sweet Bone three times now and has told Strickland, Honey, Im so glad I found you. For Strickland, Home Sweet Bone is more than a business. She takes home in the name seriously and wants to make sure every boarder is happy. Thats no surprise to those who know Strickland. Some have even remarked that in the event of death, they would want to be reincarnated as Stricklands animals. They know how I take care of (animals), Strickland said. For more information on Home Sweet Bone, visit the aforementioned website, which also includes a Facebook link, or call 904-964-2663(BONE). One of Home caretaker John from a pooch at Home Sweet of animals is no secret to those
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B TFN 50 NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. FOR RENT OR SELL 3/2 DW. 21967 NW 85th Ave, Starke. Rent $650/ mo Sell $45,000. Call 904-964-6261 or 904769-1916. FOR RENT 4BR /1BA NEWLY REMODELED HOUSE. Clay Electric utilities ,large yard, close to Starke. $800/mo Call for information. 904-3649022. 3BR/1.5BA. HOME, off Or ange St. behind Winn Dixie. $750/mo. 352-7456601. FOR RENT, HOME OF FICE one of the Finest Includes ample office space(4rooms), kitchen, refrig, dishwasher, liv ing space,shower, and washer & dryer. $850./mo Lease Call 904-364-9022. LARGE 1BR/1BA, house $475/ month, HWY. 301 N., two miles south of Lawtey, FPL, fenced yard, 1st & last. 904-234-6481. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. KEYSTONE HTS Double wide 2 1/2 baths, Fl Room Off Big LR,Fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $590. 352-473-5745. 2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME $450/mo. $450 deposit First, Last and Security required to move in. Lo Loop 904-364-7107. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS SIN GLE WIDE M/HOME. 2/ bd and 11/2 BA. $350/mo Plus security deposit. Call 352-213-4563. HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. 3 B/R 2.5 B/A CH&A SW in Starke outside city limits. $550.00/mo $550.00/ se curity Call 352-235-6319. 2BR/1BA CH/A single wide in Starke outside City limits. $475/mo $475 de posit. 352-235-6319. LARGE 2BR / 2BA MH, CH&A $500./mo Plus $500. Security Dep. call John 904-782-1277 Or 904-769-6840 Private Lot. 3/BR 2 /BA DOUBLE WIDE on SE County Rd 221. New carpet, fireplace,CH/A, service animals only. 600.00/mo plus deposit. 352-2843310. CLEAN 2 & 3 BR HOUSES & MH IN STARKE & KEY STONE HTS. Available in Feb. & March from $500.-$650./mo.Some Lakefront, includes lawn & maintenance call 352478-8321. 2009 LUXURY D/W 4BR / 2 FULL BA WITH GARDEN TUB. All new Amenities, Section 8 ok, located in Bradford Cty. 813-3265164.53A MOVING SALE SAT JANUARY 18,2014 FROM 7-3 Boys clothes size 4-7,wo mens clothes, some fur niture and misc items. 12855 SW 76th Place.55 FORMING NEW BAND OLDIES/BLUES, Need Keys, Drums, Lead Guitar and Sax. Male/Female. Call 904-263-3928.57 For SaleFOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1994 6400 John Deer Trac tor w/canopy-MFWD 85 hp, 3 hitch-2 remotes. 640 loader 1964 Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. 1970 F 750 single-axle Ford dump truck w/ equipment trailer. 12 ft. Jon boat. Table saw, Fert. spreader, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. SPLIT FIREWOOD $60. TRUCKLOAD, Free De livery, Starke Area. 904964-3206. KING SIZE MATTRESS Orthopedic Comfort Se ries. Used 3/mo $125.00 located in Starke. 904662-3735. ZERO TURN MOWER Dog Kennel with roof, & end couch. Please call 352262-0085. GRAND PIANOS (3)-2 ARE ANTIQUE 1 IS OVER 6FT, Canoe,FG, Ex cellent for solo fishing $150., TOPPER alumi num w/windows, factory er K/C $150., LARGE ELECTRIC ORGAN with push/pull stops NOT Tabs. Starke area Call after 5pm 904-964-8394. ESTATE SALE. Collec tor Items, Antiques, Art, Furniture, Scooter, Bike, New Ben Franklin Wood Stove. All reason able offers accepted. 675 SW Cardinal in Keystone Heights. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18 from 8-3pm59 CLARK FOUNDATION REPAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Buildings. Pier Replace ment & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small de molition jobs. Free Esti mates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241.65 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on This Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. CONTRACTORS NEEDED: Must have dependable truck, trailer, lawn equip ment, cellphone and must be able to cover surround ing areas. Bi-weekly pay. All materials and sup plies furnished. Clean background required. Call 352-478-8143. CLASSA Industrial Me chanic/Electrician for 2nd /3rd Shift Maintenance Crew. Must have 5 years experience. We are an EECC, Drug free work place. Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid Holidays/ Vacations. Apply at Gil man Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to (904) 289-7736. CARE, great people, real opportunities. Morrison Management Specialists, a member of Compass Group, seeks a dedicat ed individual for Shands Starke Regional Medical Center. Cook/Food Ser vice Worker. Fast paced institutional cooking environment. F/T, shift: 10:30am.-7:00pm, week ends. Requires 2+ yrs. hands-on cooking exp. Grill and cashier experiE-mail resume to: denise godfrey@iammorrison. com or fax 904-368-2320 or apply in person at: 922 East Call St. Starke, Fl 32091. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. HELP WANTED PARKSIDE ALF is taking applications for Care Givers. Apply in Person at 329 N Church St., Starke, Fl. SEEKING LICENSED FL MENTAL HEALTH PRO FESSIONAL for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treat degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: ap proximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE needed to work on behalf of our company,18yrs or above needed. You must have computer skills, Accounting experience not needed. Any job expe rience needed. Please contact us at fhvajfnajf@ gmail.com. For more in formation. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: Selby Honey, Poplarville, MS has 6 posi tions for honeybees; 3/ mo. experience required for job duties listed; must license within 30 days; must not have bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, hous ing and daily trans pro vided for employees who trans & subsistence ex penses reimb,; $9.50/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 02/10/2014-05/15/2014. Apply at nearest Fl Work force Office with Job Order MS87534 or call 850-245-7105. FAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health currently looking for professional, caring,dependable Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-3744409 or reno.harrison@ familylifecare.com positions needed, Locat ed At 21B & 100 Keystone Hts. Info At WWW.TOMS REALPITBBQ.COM. LOOKING FOR POSITIVE, HIGH energy, dependable staff to work in Starke area with individuals with Developmental Disabil ites. Must possess a High School Diploma/GED, 1 year experience or re lated field, DL, vehicle, and ability to pass Level II background screening. PT $8.00 hr. to start. 904964-7767. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: REM of SHAW,MS has 6 positions for corn & cotton; 3/mo experience required for job duties list ed; must be able to obtain days; tools, equipment ,housing and daily trans provided for employees daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 02/20/14-11/10/14. Apply at the nearest Fl Work MS88036 or call 850-2457105. SECRETARY NEEDED AND LABORER, Call 904-964-8596. Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-866823-0323. LOCAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL looking for parttime/full time teachers. Experience with 4 year olds through 8th grad a plus. Call 904-964-6100 for application information. 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Its all up to him to do it. 10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Caleb Jones made five 3-pointers and finished with game highs in points and rebounds, helping the Bradford High School boys basketball team defeat visiting Union County 50-45 on Jan. 11. Jones, who also tied Unions Geordyn Green for a game-high five assists, had 22 points and seven rebounds as Bradford stopped a two-game losing streak. Don Jeffers and Benjamin Nichols scored eight and seven points, respectively, for the Tornadoes, who also got four points each from Shawn Aaron and Tyler Wainwright. Drian Jenkins and Keaaris Ardley scored three and two points, respectively. Bradfords Kenny Dinkins had six rebounds, while Aaron and Jenkins had five each. Princeton Alexander, who made four 3-pointers, led Union with 14 points, while Buddy Edwards had 11 points. Austin Dukes and Kyle Mosher scored nine and seven points, respectively, while Green and Daryl Watkins each had two points. Green and Mosher had six and five rebounds, respectively, with Green also coming up with four steals. The Tornadoes played District 5-4A opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Keystone Heights on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Bradford plays in the MLK Inspire Challenge in Tallahassee on Saturday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 20, before returning home to play Eastside on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 BHS boys stop 2-game slide with 5-point win over UCHSThe Bradford High School boys basketball team fell to 3-4 in District 5-4A after a 54-23 loss to P.K. Yonge on Jan. 10 in Gainesville. After beating Santa Fe 49-47 P.K. Yonge hands BHS 2nd straight district lossThe Union County High School boys basketball faced Tigers split district games, remain at .500 Lady Tornadoes defeat Ft. White 63-29Prior to its 50-32 victory over Keystone Heights, the Bradford High School girls basketball team hosted District 5-4A opponent Fort White on Jan. 7, winning 63-29. Nyasia Davis scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Tracey Kemp had 18 points and 12 assists. Keshanna Ardley scored 13 points, while Mackenzie Gault and Danique Hudson each scored four. Faith Anderson added two points. Keyambre Cobb scored 15 points and had four assists as the Union County High School girls basketball team won for the second time in four games, defeating Baldwin 38-33 on Jan. 13 in Baldwin. The Tigers (3-12) got 11 points from Michelle Johnson and five points and 11 rebounds from Nancy Slocum. Madison McCellan had four points, while Jordan Howe and Janisha Jones had two and one, respectively. On Jan. 7, Union hosted District 7-1A opponent Dixie County, getting 12 points and 20 rebounds from Jones in a 31-27 win. Cobb scored seven points, while Slocum and McCellan scored five and four, respectively. Qushawn Smith added three points. The Tigers got 16 points from Cobb on Jan. 9, but came up short in a 57-45 road loss to district opponent Newberry. Jones had eight points and eight rebounds, while Johnson and McCellan had seven and six points, respectively. Smith had three points, while Howe and Slocum each had two. On Jan. 10 the Tigers hosted Columbia County, losing 52-20. Cobb had eight points, while Jones and McCellan had five and four, respectively. Slocum had two points to go along with six rebounds, while Smith added one point. Union hosts district opponent Williston on Friday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. and then hosts Interlachen on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m.Union girls defeat Baldwin 38-33p.m. Union played District 7-1A opponent Chiefland this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Williston on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers host Crescent City on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, the Tornadoes have now lost two straight district games. Prior to playing P.K. Yonge, they lost 67-55 to Fort White on Jan. 7. Caleb Jones scored five points in the loss to P.K. Yonge, while Shawn Aaron, Don Jeffers and Benjamin Nichols each had four points. Drian Jenkins and Brenton Ruise scored three and two points, respectively, while Rodderick Broomfield added one point. two District 7-1A opponents last week, defeating Dixie County 60-52 and losing 73-56 to Newberry. Union (3-3 in District 7) got 18 points from Kyle Mosher and 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists from Austin Dukes in the Jan. 7 win over Dixie County in Lake Butler. Geordyn Green had five assists as well and finished with 10 points, while Zak Lee and Daryl Watkins had eight and six points, respectively. Larry Collins added four points. On Jan. 9, Mosher made five 3-pointers and poured in 24 points, but it wasnt enough in a road loss to Newberry. Green and Dukes scored nine and eight points, respectively, while Collins, Lee and Parker Hodgson each scored four points. Brennan Clyatt scored three points. Dukes and Lee each had six rebounds.Continued from 3B