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Bradford County telegraph
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Viscous attack alleged against repeat offenderBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor A Starke man is in custody following an alleged attack on a victim with his fists, boots and a butcher knife. Around 10 p.m. on Nov. 22, Starke Police Officers Robert Todd Jordan and David Clancy Jr. responded to the Griffis Loop Kangaroo store on State Road 100 where they found the victim unclothed and covered in blood. The victim had fled to the store after allegedly being assaulted by Brian Sean Copeland, 43, of Starke at his residence on South Water Street. Jordans report notes the victim was wearing nothing but panties. She was visibly shaking and said she was in fear for her life. He noted injuries including a laceration on her right shoulder, a contusion under her left eye, a fracture on her right hand and a laceration on her left foot. Bradford County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Shands Starke Regional Medical Center. Clancy went to the residence to attempt contact with Copeland. The door was open and he called for Copeland, but there was no answer. With the victims permission, he entered and searched the residence with other officers, including a deputy from the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. Copeland was not found in the residence or on the property, however, Jordan located the knife stuck in the ground on the west end of the residence by the porch. According to the victim, the assault took place on the porch when she was trying to flee. She told authorities both she and Copeland had been drinking and argued several times over the course of the afternoon. At one point, she said Copeland went to the kitchen and grabbed a butcher knife. Sitting across from her in the living room, the victim said Copeland told her several times, Youre going to die tonight, and refused to let her leave. editor@bctelegraph.com www.StarkeJournal.com Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 138th Year 17th Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Srawbries his sid Heave Inspired to make a difference in their community, six Bradford Middle Schools students created and helped organize BMS students collected more than 1,500 donations. Principal John Green said haul was so large, the Church of God by Faith food ministry had to return with a larger van. Pictured are the students who inspired the Top Turkey Contest: (l-r) Abbigale Moore, Kirsten Hodges, Camryn Ferguson, Teagan Bradley and Elisabeth Wilsey.Sharing the blessingsThe Top Turkey winner was Venessa Sweeney donations and kept track of the feathers earned. Runners-up included coach Eric Verunac, Grace Young and coach Ryan Campbell. Not pictured: Joy Moore. Copeland See ATTACK, 8A Nuisance ordinance in use, but no longer with inmatesBY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor It took time to begin implementing but properties are now being addressed by Starkes nuisance ordinance. The ordinance was crafted to deal specifically with abandoned properties or properties with absentee owners. Unlike occupied properties that can usually be addressed through the citys normal code enforcement process, it can be difficult if not impossible to contact an absentee property owner. Some are foreclosed properties owned by banks. Either way, without someone to maintain them, the properties become overgrown and the buildings fall into disrepair. They become neighborhood nuisances, unsightly at best, dangerous at worst. Take one of the properties the city has addressed, which is adjacent to the citys fire station. A number of complaints were logged from neighbors, according to City Manager Bob Milner, and firefighters had noticed snakes from the property slither their way. The nuisance ordinance allows the city to take action to clean up the property in the absence of an owner. Any cost incurred will constitute a lien against the property that will be recouped when the property is sold. This particular cleanup, it was noted in the most recent city commission meeting, raised eyebrows because inmate laborers were School board revisiting background screenings BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Bradford County School District is revisiting it policies on background checks to make the new screening system purchased as effective as possible. The district purchased a background check system it felt would be more efficient than the prior process and provide more up-to-date information. Human Resources Director Bobby Turnipseed said when he took over there was a pile of volunteer application forms awaiting background checks. School Board Member Charnelle Whittemore, however, had already pointed out the ineffectiveness of the screenings if they are conducted once and the volunteer subsequently gets in trouble with the law. The Raptor visitor management system now installed at the office of each campus allows the school receptionist to swipe a visitors drivers license or enter other identifying information and instantly search the registered sex offender databases in Florida and every other state for a match. The schools can also set up their own databases containing custody alerts and banned visitor lists. If all is well, then a photo identification label is printed for the visitor to wear letting everyone on campus know who they are and that they are cleared to be there. If a flag is raised, the visitor is not allowed on campus. And unlike the prior one-time background checks, the Raptor checks take place every time a person wishes to access the campus. Some shortcomings with Raptor were noted during the school boards Nov. 27 workshop that had less to do with the system than how it is being used. The first is that, with the abandonment of the old volunteer application process, the board is no longer receiving a list of volunteers to approve. Board Member Sheila Cummings was bothered by this, while others pointed out that the board had merely been approving a list of names, and that any person on the list could be implicated in a crime subsequent to being accepted as a volunteer. Second, while the sex offender screening is comprehensive, the Raptor system is not checking for other convictions in a visitors background. School Board Chair Erica Reddish said if someone is volunteering on campus, the district should Board wants to know why teachers leave BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor School board members want to take a closer look at teacher turnover and the reasons behind it. School Board Member Sheila Cummings asked about getting feedback through exit interviews from teachers leaving the district about why they are going. Whether they are leaving for more money or other reasons, she said that information is critical to address teacher retention moving forward. Having just received a letter from a teacher who is leaving with a grievance, Cummings said they need to gather the information and put it on the table for a future workshop or brainstorming session. Maybe we can identify a trend. I would like for us to explore that to see if theres something we can do to address those issues, she said. Superintendent of Schools Stacey Creighton said in the past she also felt exit interviews were a key to understanding the teacher turnover rate, but what she found was that what they say during the interview is not the same as what they say out in the community. I dont know how to correct that, Creighton said. She said she looked closely once at the middle school to see if there was a trend, but the answers varied, including family-related issues, needing time off and needing more money. I get it. We do not pay as much as Clay or some of our other counties and people are struggling. I get that, I just dont know how we can fix that, she said. Cummings said leaving for more money is understandable, but if its about other issues the board sometimes receives feedback about, then they need to take a closer look. You cant move forward if youre not going to correct the problem, she said. Its just going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. She said she wants to see the district do something different and find out more from those who are leaving. Human Resources Director Bobby Turnipseed said a workplace climate survey was sent out to teachers, and the results were not what they expected because its not what they had heard. See CLEANUP, 8A See SCREEN, 8A See FEEDBACK, 8A

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2A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017Congratulations to the Tornadoes on a great season! Fully Insured& Complete Tree ServiceNo Job Too Big or Too Small!WE DO IT ALL!!904-964-7906904-364-7065 cellDont let your tree issue become a tree problem! USPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Mark J. Crawford Advertising: Kevin Miller Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: C. Hurston Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Beth Tillman Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months directly behind Barber are Adonte Balfour and Trace Barber. Singing the alma mater, which has become a post-game tradition, are varsity cheerleaders (l-r) Macee Barnes, Jacey Woods, Gracie Blankenship and Blake McKenzie. Junior varsity cheerleader Larissa Brown is pictured in the background. Donovan Etienne stands during the postgame playing of the alma mater. Head coach Brian Tomlinson (left) is pictured Young during the playing of the alma mater. Caleb Patray (left) and Trace Barber hug each other after what game at BHS. Caleb Patray and Jordan Luke stand during the national anthem. Bradley Henderson (left) and Shaytron Cotton are pictured after the game as the band plays the alma mater and Amazing Grace. Bowed for prayer before the game are Dakota Mathews (left) and Jardin Simmons. Lining up for the coin toss are Bradford captains (l-r) Taro Ward, Chris Cummings, Gerald Smith and Zion Barber. challenges his teammates who are returning next year to continue working hard to have another successful season in 2018. Chris Cummings gets a hug from defensive coordinator Rob Charles following the game.

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4A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Does your business have a product or service to sell? Advertorial Advertising Works!WE CAN TELL YOUR UNIQUE STORY.The Bradford County Telegraph Advertising Department can provide you with the in-depth coverage you need to get your word out. 904-964-6305kmiller@bctelegraph.comCall or email us to discuss your needs & brainstorm some new ideas. Award Winning WingsNEW! Chargrilled Menu Dinner Entres Fresh Healthy Salads Kids Eat FREEEvery Tuesday 4 p.m.Kids Game Room Pet-Friendly Patio FULL LIQUOR BAR 25HDTVsCatch All Your Favorite Sports!20BEERSLocal Beers502 N. Temple Starke, FL 32091 904-964-2716Military & Law Enforcement DiscountsRules apply, see store for detailsHappy Hour11 7 DAYS A WEEKVisit us on Facebook for our Specials and Events Facebook.com/starkebeefs BeefOBradys.comHalf-Price Off An Appetizerw/purchase of regular 2 priced Entres. Not valid w/any other offer. 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Temple Starke, FL 32091 904-964-2716Military & Law Enforcement DiscountsRules apply, see store for detailsHappy Hour11 7 DAYS A WEEKVisit us on Facebook for our Specials and Events Facebook.com/starkebeefs BeefOBradys.comHalf-Price Off An Appetizerw/purchase of regular 2 priced Entres. Not valid w/any other offer. Award Winning WingsNEW! Chargrilled Menu Dinner Entres Fresh Healthy Salads Kids Eat FREEEvery Tuesday 4 p.m.Kids Game Room Pet-Friendly Patio FULL LIQUOR BAR 25HDTVsCatch All Your Favorite Sports!20BEERSLocal Beers502 N. Temple Starke, FL 32091 904-964-2716Military & Law Enforcement DiscountsRules apply, see store for detailsHappy Hour11 7 DAYS A WEEKVisit us on Facebook for our Specials and Events Facebook.com/starkebeefs BeefOBradys.comHalf-Price Off An Appetizerw/purchase of regular 2 priced Entres. Not valid w/any other offer. WeEk 1: ZiOn BaRbEr WeEk 2: ChRiS CuMmInGs WeEk 3: NaThAnIeL DaViS WeEk 5: JeReMiAh V aUgHn WeEk 6: GeRaLd SmItH IiI WeEk 7: Ja CqUeZ MoSlEyWe proudly Support Tornado Football Players of the Week Award Winning WingsNEW! Chargrilled Menu Dinner Entres Fresh Healthy Salads Kids Eat FREEEvery Tuesday 4 p.m.Kids Game Room Pet-Friendly Patio FULL LIQUOR BAR 25HDTVsCatch All Your Favorite Sports!20BEERSLocal Beers502 N. Temple Starke, FL 32091 904-964-2716Military & Law Enforcement DiscountsRules apply, see store for detailsHappy Hour11 7 DAYS A WEEKVisit us on Facebook for our Specials and Events Facebook.com/starkebeefs BeefOBradys.comHalf-Price Off An Appetizerw/purchase of regular 2 priced Entres. Not valid w/any other offer. Award Winning WingsNEW! Chargrilled Menu Dinner Entres Fresh Healthy Salads Kids Eat FREEEvery Tuesday 4 p.m.Kids Game Room Pet-Friendly Patio FULL LIQUOR BAR 25HDTVsCatch All Your Favorite Sports!20BEERSLocal Beers502 N. Temple Starke, FL 32091 904-964-2716Military & Law Enforcement DiscountsRules apply, see store for detailsHappy Hour11 7 DAYS A WEEKVisit us on Facebook for our Specials and Events Facebook.com/starkebeefs BeefOBradys.comHalf-Price Off An Appetizerw/purchase of regular 2 priced Entres. Not valid w/any other offer. Week 1: Zion Barber Week 2: Chris Cummings Week 3: Nathaniel Davis Week 5: Jeremiah Vaughn Week 6: Gerald Smith III Week 7: Jacquez Mosley Week 8: Tally Chandler: Week 10: DJ Mackey Regional Semifinals: Tally Chandler Regional Finals: Gerald Smith III BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Corinna Riles and her husband got into some trouble with the law. Having worked hard to turn things around for herself, shes now dedicated to helping others do the same. Her journey has led her to become the first Bradford County chapter president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, an organization working to end the disenfranchisement of people with convictions so they can more successfully reenter society, thereby reducing recidivism and increasing public safety. The organizations first meeting in Bradford County is taking place tonight, Nov. 30, at the Bradford County Public Library at 6 p.m. The library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. Refreshments will be served. Community members affected by felony convictions and their friends, families and other allies are invited to attend and learn about FRRC. Its campaigns include voter rights restoration, an issue that could be before voters during the next election. Attend if you would like to sign the petition to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot or volunteer to help gather signatures. In addition, Riles will be asking for input on what kinds of services are needed locally for ex-felons. Riles said she was a mess when she and her husband went to jail on drug charges in 2010. During that process, I had a spiritual awakening that completely changed my life, she said. Helping to wake her were jail visits from Barbara Walters, who runs a residential recovery program known as Place of Grace, and chaplain Jason Crawford. I had so much support, Riles said, speaking of the sense of community she felt, even from correctional officers she encountered. It was far from the shunning she felt she deserved. Instead I got an outreach of forgiveness and acceptance and support, she said. This has been an amazing experience for the last eight years. Today the Riles still live in Bradford County. Her husband, Douglas, is a generous man with a well-drilling business. Their Lawtey home, which went into foreclosure while they were incarcerated, was purchased at auction by her father, and they have managed to restore it and nearly repay the mortgage. Riles completed four years at Liberty University, studying psychology and criminal justice, and she is currently a graduate student at Walden University working toward a masters degree and licensing as a critical mental health counselor. Riles is also working on something she calls the Rural Community Reentry Initiative for Formerly Incarcerated Females. Using grant awards, she wants to create a place where women can go after jail and transition programs, to work on themselves holistically. Its really hard on women when they get out, she said, noting there were more programs available for men. If they havent learned anything new, how can they do anything new? Even transition programs have gaps in services she would like to help fill, she said, noting no program is a one-stop shop. Riles began working with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition after first attending meetings of the local Say Yes to 2nd Chances group, which is working on gathering signatures to have a voting rights restoration amendment placed on the ballot. Riles said voting is something she will never be able to do again under current Florida law. Its something she thought would happen quickly once her probation had ended only to find there was a five-year waiting period and a 14-year backlog of people waiting to have their rights restored. And then the chances of getting them back are about 2 percent, she said if Gov. Rick Scotts practice of rejecting most requests is continued by future administrations. Restoration of civil rights is a major stumbling block for ex-felons in Florida. The state is only one of four which require gubernatorial clemency, and under Gov. Scotts administration, there has been a large decrease in the number of clemencies approved. While his predecessor Charlie Crist restored the rights for 155,000 applicants, Scott has only approved 2,500, according to a recent Huffington Post article. Nearly 2 million Floridians are permanently disenfranchised from voting under the current system, growing from 2.6 percent of adults in 1980 to 10.4 percent today. The article also notes that one in five African-American adults in the state is barred from voting by a past conviction. The Voting Restoration Amendment could change this for former felons (except those convicted of murder or felony sex crimes). Supporters say it is only fair to give them a second chance once they have paid their debt to society. Doing so offers redemption and a chance to participate more fully as members of their community. They are less likely to re-offend, they say. Changing the law would help correct racial bias in the system that has disproportionately affected black Floridians, and it would bring Florida in line with other states. Even those requiring gubernatorial clemency re-enfranchise much higher numbers of convicts. Opponents of the amendment believe that re-enfranchising millions of felons and growing the electorate by 10 percent has more to do with partisan politics and influencing the outcome of future elections than anything else. It could impact state policies on crime, public safety and victims rights, they say. Helping make these arguments is the organization Floridians for Sensible Voting Rights Policy, which argues the current law has been upheld in court and violates neither the Voting Rights Act nor the guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. They also say second chances is misleading. No distinction is made between first-time and repeat offenders. Career criminals could receive multiple second chances if the law is changed. They criticize the amendment for failing to distinguish between violent and nonviolent crimes beyond murder and sexual offenses and for not taking into account the harm caused to victims. If there are enough signatures to place the amendment on the ballot, then Floridians who do have the honor of voting will be able to decide the future of those who do not. Those like Riles can only hope their stories have some influence on the outcome. To have worked so hard to turn her life around with the goal of helping others do the same and yet not have the basic freedom to participate in electing ones leadership is frustrating, she said. If I didnt have such a strong personality and this inner drive, I would have given up a long time ago because its so discouraging, she said. I thought, Why am I getting punished again? I did everything right. I paid my fines. I passed 27 drug tests. I started going to school. I made magna cum laude when I graduated from university with a 3.92 GPA not because it was easy but because I dedicated myself. I said, Im already a convicted felon. Ive got a scarred past. If I dont excel and do my absolute best, Im not going to have an equal chance at all. And for that reason, Riles is not just a champion for those who are where she was eight years ago; She is also an example to live by. The clemency board could provide another stumbling block for Riles after her years of hard work. To receive her license to practice, she will need an exemption from the board to be a mental health counselor because she will be working with vulnerable populations. That is a process she has no argument with, other than her fear that after six years of schooling, research and commitment she could still be told no because of an eightyear-old conviction. That could happen despite working to not be like one woman whose story she shared a woman who was released from prison and ended up on public assistance because it took her eight years to find adequate employment that would pay for food, shelter and electricity. Realities like these are why the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition exists, to unite returning citizens and their supporters in transforming postconviction life. For example, it works to end barriers to employment and housing. One of its initiatives is called Ban the Box, referring to the box on many employment applications convicts are asked to check. That check mark can be enough for an application to be tossed in the trash. The applicant never gets a foot in the door. FRRC works with employers to help them understand that a criminal past alone should not be enough to disqualify most ex-felons from most jobs. Recently, Riles work and her story caught the attention of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which asked her to head a chapter in Bradford County. Actually, she was asked to take on Union and Baker counties as well, but she opted to start with Bradford and try to recruit additional volunteers. She will be meeting with local employers and asking them to reject the automatic discrimination the box on that employment application encourages. Imagine passing on someone like Riles just because she had to check that box. If anything, the accountability and the resilience they exhibit should make them more attractive candidates, she said. If Ive never faced any problems, Ive never overcome any hurdles how do I know what kind of character I really have deep down inside unless Ive really gone through some things and lived through them? To meet Riles and hear what she has to say in person, head to the library tonight, Thursday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. or look for announcements of future meetings.Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Bradford County chapter, meets tonight, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at the public library. Corinna Riles is the Bradford County chapter president of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Brooker councilman honored for 25 years Brooker City Councilman Joe Tolleson was honored by the Florida League of Cities at the Brooker City Council meeting this month with the John Land Year of Service Award for his 25 years of elected service. The resolution read as follows: Joe Tolleson is commended for his dedication to the town of Brooker and hereby recognized as an outstanding public servant in Florida. The honor was presented by Sharon Berrian, FLOC director for membership relations. www.facebook.com/ BradfordTelegraph

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ChurchSt. Marks Episcopal Church 212 N. Church St., invites everyone to attend the third annual chili supper on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Chili, dessert and a drink will be available for a donation of $7, with proceeds funding summer youth camp scholarships. Victory Baptist Church in Hampton will hold a birthday party for Jesus Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m.1 p.m. All are invited. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 5A Y Across the Garden Fence ZAcross the Garden Fence is sponsored by the Bradford County Extension Service. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them to Jim DeValerio at jtd@ufl.edu.December in the gardenWhat to plantCabbage, carrots and collards OH MY! This is the time to plant these three delectable vegetables. Parsley and thyme are good herbs to plant this time of year as well. For flower beds needing some color this season snapdragon and lobelia are a must. Amaryllis bulbs can be forced to bloom now or planted to bloom in the spring.What to do For plants that have been damaged by the cold be sure to wait until the warm weather makes its famous appearance before you cut back the damage. Inspect house plants for pests and dont forget the right amount of light is key to make your houseplants thrive. Dont forget to enjoy one of the most popular indoor plants this season which is none other than the poinsettias. This is a good time to get your soil tested in preparation for spring planting or tree planting in January.Wildlife calendar This is a good time for watching waterfowl on wetlands, lakes and prairies. Annual Christmas bird count begins midDecember. Snail kites gather in south Florida. Roosting and nesting begins. Listen for great horned owls and barred owls courting. Look for goldfinches at north Florida feeders. Yellow-rumped warblers will show-up at feeders if it is cold enough.Did you know? The first year of life is the hardest to survive for great horned owls. They have no natural predators. As adults, causes of death include starvation and hunting injuries. Great Horned Owls are carnivores, having one of the most diverse diets of north American owls. Like other owls, they are clueless about building nests. They nest in available structures including the nests of hawks, crows and squirrels; ledges or crevices on cliffs or in quarries; on the ground in the entrance to a den; bridges, power lines, barns and old buildings; large flower pots on balconies and a variety of objects like old tires or laundry baskets. Can they turn their heads all the way around? Yes and no it depends on the starting point. If an owl starts with its head in the forward position, it can easily rotate to look directly behind itself. 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Temple (301 S.) next to CVS 904-368-1179 Precision Auto 528 South Walnut St. Starke, FL 32091 Mon-Sat 9am 6pmWalk-ins Welcome $10.00 Adults $8.00 Next to Post OfficeSuperb personalized barbering by David Petrano, accredited Master Barberdpetrano@yahoo.com HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY www.communitystatebank-fl.com The STEAKHOUSEin STARKEU.S. 301 SouthGREATER ALLEN CHAPEL 746 N. Pine Street Starke, FL 904-964-6995 AME 211 S. Temple (301 S.) next to CVS rfnttnbn Like us on Senior Center Library The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk. You can also get the latest news on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. bcplibrary.com. Holiday hours In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, the library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24. Online library resources are available at www.BCPLibrary.com. For your convenience, the drive-thru book drop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The mean one returns Dec. 5 The big-hearted holiday icon, who is best known for his attempt to steal Christmas, is returning to the library to engage in a little holiday mischief and spread joy to all the girls and boys. Families can visit Bradford County Public Librarys Whoville from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. There will be family photo opportunities and refreshments to enjoy. Everyone is welcome. Craft for children and teens Dec. 11 Decorate a cup for Christmas to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Amy will provide the markers needed to create designs, candy to fill the cup and cellophane to wrap it up. Participants can bring their own white teacup or pay $1 prior to the event. Registration is required. The craft begins at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Holiday painting Dec. 12 Paint a canvas to give as a gift or add to your homes dcor. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, getting together with others to paint has its rewards. Get inspired by others, learn some new techniques, and meet some new people. Join us in the afternoon at 3:30 p.m. or in the evening at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Stress-free painting Dec. 13 Take a break from Christmas crowded stores and long checkout lines. Relieve stress with art therapy at the library. Listen to the soothing sounds of musical legends, find inspiration in the artwork of others, and let the brushstrokes bring comfort to your soul. The program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Paper and paints are supplied at no cost. Canvas prices begin at $1. Registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome. Children will not be admitted. Movie for adults Dec. 15 The library is showing a free movie that is based on a bestselling memoir by Jeannette Walls. The story is about free-spirited parents whose unconventional ways both inspire and inhibit their four children. The movie begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Activity day for adults Dec. 18 Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library on Monday, Dec. 18, to enjoy a variety of activities for adults. Play cards, participate in board games or relax with adult coloring pages. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Coffee will be provided. Christmas party Dec. 19 Celebrate the start of Christmas break with fun holiday games, challenging trivia, delicious snacks and an entertaining superhero television special. Everyone between the ages of 8 to 19 are invited. Attendance is free. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 19. Books and brunch Dec. 21 December is a free read month for the librarys book club. Select a book that you would pick out as a gift for somebody else. We will discuss the novels on Thursday, Dec. 21. Bring lunch money; the discussion will take place at a local restaurant. Meet at the library at 11:30 a.m. Womens Expo Feb. 2 To help people connect, the library is hosting a Womens Expo on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is available for organizations, vendors and demonstrators. To apply for a space, stop by the front desk of the library and request a form. Contact Kathy at 904-368-3921 for more information. The Bradford County Senior Center is located at 1805 N. Temple Ave in Starke. If you have any questions or would like further information on any activities or events, please call 904-368-3955. A calendar of events can be found at www. bradfordcountyfl.gov.AARP Driver Safety ClassThe Senior Center will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety class Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m.3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call the Bradford County Senior Center at 904-368-3955 to reserve your seat or for questions about the class.Medicare helpHave questions about your Medicare or prescription plans? SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders is available at the senior center every Wednesday from 13 p.m. Stop in and speak with a SHINE representative and get those questions answered. SHINE representatives can also review your current plan to ensure you have the best plan for your needs. Open enrollment is still going on until Dec. 7, so if you would like to make changes, now is the time. If Wednesday is not convenient, call 904-368-3955, in order to make an appointment before open enrollment closes.Yoga and tai chiNeed to improve your balance? Maybe youre having issues with range of motion in a shoulder knee or hip. The senior center offers classes to help with these issues. Join the Chair Yoga and Tai Chi Hour Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. One hour twice a week will improve range of motion and balance, and refresh the mind. For a more advanced yoga class, join us for one hour every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.Crochet, Knit and Needlework GroupCome join us every Thursday at 3 p.m. for our Crochet, Knit, and Needlework Group. Beginners to experienced and those in between enjoy getting together to learn how to crochet, knit, cross stitch and embroider. We also enjoy sharing ideas, projects and patterns. If you ever thought about learning how to crochet, knit or do other types of needlework, this is the best place to come and learn how.Wood carvingStop in and see what the Bradford Senior Centers Wood Carving Group is up to. The class meets every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. Not a wood carver? No problem, we have a great instructor, and in no time you will be whittling away the hours. Dolphins of the Month DOLPHINS OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER AT STARKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Lorelai Walker, Kailyn Senft and Lacy Padgett. Students are chosen by their teachers and are recognized for exhibiting the characteristics of friendliness, responsibility, respectfulness, truthfulness and enthusiasm. Pet photos with SantaGrab your leashes and celebrate the holiday season at Bradford Pet Care Hospital where your pet can take a photo with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. All pets are welcome! Digital files of your pets photos will be sent to you by email. Donations for the photos will benefit Lake Area Animal Advocates of Bradford County. Bradford Pet Care Hospital is located at 701 E. Call St. in Starke.Santa Jam is a musical toy driveFlorida Rocks and Hampton Veterans Memorial Fund will present Santa Jam 2017 on Dec. 10 beginning at 3 p.m. at Whiskey River Saloon. Donate a toy with a $10 or higher value for admission to the event, which will include music from Pristine Stringz, Chasin Dixie, Brett Russell, The Hi-Tops and more. There will also be vendors, food and drinks and raffle prizes.

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Tractor Supply Walmart Dollar General Badcock Arbys Hardees Sears SAVE $$Sales Deals Coupons Insertsfrom*SAVE $$Sales Deals Coupons Insertsfrom*&*may vary by week & location Plus Subscribe to Subscribe to Legals NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of Supervisors (Board) of the Florida Green Finance Authority (Authority), hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sections 163.08(4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of Baker County, Florida; Bay County, Florida; Bradford County, Florida; Calhoun County, Florida; Citrus County, Florida; Clay County, Florida; Columbia County, Florida; DeSoto County, Florida; Dixie County, Florida; Flagler County, Florida; Franklin County, Florida, Gadsden County, Florida; Gilchrist County, Florida; Glades County, Florida; Gulf County, Florida; Hamil ton County, Florida; Hardee County, Florida; Hendry County, Florida; Hernando County, Florida; Highlands County, Florida; Holmes County, Florida; Jackson County, Florida; Jefferson County, Florida; Lafayette County, Florida; Liberty County, Florida; Madison County, Florida; Monroe County, Florida; Nassau County, Florida; Okaloosa County, Florida; Okeechobee County, Florida; Putnam County, Florida; Santa Rosa County, Florida; St. Johns County, Florida; Suwannee County, Florida; Taylor County, Florida; Union County, Florida; Wakulla County, Florida; Walton County, Florida; Washington County, Florida, and any additional counties or municipalities of the State of Florida subsequently joining the Authorthe cost of providing energy conservation and efficiency improvements, renewable energy improvements and wind resistance improvements, in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively Qualifying Improvements). The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and only imposed by the Authority with the prior written consent of affected property owners who wish to obtain financing for Qualifying Improvements from the Authority. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 2:00 p.m., EST, December 7, 2017, at the Town of Mangonia Park Municipal Center located at 1755 East Tiffany Drive, Mangonia Park, Florida 33407. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are on file at the Special District Services, Inc., 2501A Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. All interested persons are invited to attend and present oral comments at the public hearing and/ or submit written comments to the Authority through its Manager at 2501A Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. Written comments should be received by the Authority on or before December 1, 2017. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact Special District Services, Inc. at 561-6304922 and/or toll free at 1-877-7374922 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. DATED this 19th day of October, 2017. By Order of: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE FLORIDA GREEN FINANCE AUTHORITY www.flgfa.org 11/9 4tchg 11/30-BCT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner vs. VANESSA G. WARREN, Case #40920 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: VANESSA G. WARREN, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before January 14, 2018. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: November 14, 2017 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -sAshley Black, Division Repre sentative 11/23 4tchg 12/14-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: I7000242CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHAWN LEE A/K/A SHAWN ROBERT LEE, el al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO; GMC LENDING & MORTGAGE SERVICES CORP Also Attempted At: INC160 GREENTREE DRIVE, SUITE 101, DOVER, DE 19904 and 350 E. Las Olas Blvd, 19th Floor, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 Current Address is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property; Exhibit A Legal Description of Property PARCEL A: A parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof, 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South, parallel with the Westerly-boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 300.00 feet to an iron pipe for Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described continue South parallel with said Westerly boundary 100.00 feet to an iron pipe; lel with the Northerly boundary of said N1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 355.10 feet to an iron pipe; thence 396.00 feet Westerly of the Easterly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 100.00 feet to West parallel with said Northerly boundary, 355.01 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above described parcel also being conveyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over the following described parcel: Commence at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and run South boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence South, parallel with the Westerly boundary of said: N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 15.37 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described continue South parallel with said Westerly boundary 284.63 feet to an iron pipe; with the Northerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 14 feet; thence North, parallel with said Westerly boundary 284.88 feet to the Southerly boundary of the right of way of aforesaid County Graded along said Southerly boundary, 14 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL B; A Parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, said Parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest comer of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South, parallel with the Westerly boundary of said Section 23, a distance of 400.00 feet to an iron pipe for the Point of Beginning. From the Point of Begin ning thus described continue South parallel with said Westerly boundary 259.73 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4; thence South 89 ary 174.96 feet to an iron pipe; thence parallel with said Northerly boundary 177.55 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above described parcel being conveyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South, parallel with the Westerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 15.37 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for a Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described continue South parallel with the Westerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 384.63 feet to E parallel with the Northerly bound ary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 14 feet; thence North parallel with said Westerly bound ary 384.88 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of aforesaid county graded road; thence South boundary 14 feet to the Point of Beginning, PARCEL C: A Parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 West, Bradford County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows; Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South parallel with the Westerly boundary of said Section 23, a distance of 659.73 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 E along said Southerly boundary 174.96 feet to an iron pipe for a Point of Beginning. From the Point of Begin ning thus described continue South boundary 180.32 feet to an iron pipe (said pipe being 396.00 feet Westerly of the Southeast corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4); thence North boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 259.62 feet to W parallel with said Northerly bound ary 177.55 feet to an iron pipe; thence Point of Beginning. Above described parcel being conveyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Commence at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and run erly boundary thereof, 929.79 feet; and 396.00 feet Westerly of the Easterly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, a distance of 9.00 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly bound ary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for a Point of Begin ning. From Point of Beginning thus E 391.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence Northerly boundary 14 feet; thence Easterly boundary, 390.71 feet to the Southerly boundary of the right of way of aforesaid County Graded Road; Southerly boundary 14 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE REAL PROPERTY HERETO DESCRIBED has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 On or before January 1, 2018, a date at least thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disabil ity who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance. 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 listening device ro participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8. org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 20 day of Nov. 2017. RAY NORMAN As Clerk of the Court Lisa Brannon As Deputy Clerk 11/30 2tchg 12/7-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000242CAAXMX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff; vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHAWN LEE A/K/A SHAWN ROBERT LEE, el al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHAWN LEE A/K/A SHAWN ROBERT LEESee LEGALS, 7AChristmas in the Square, parade on Dec. 9Get ready for the Starke Christmas parade by visiting the Downtown Square Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9. Communities in Schools of Bradford County has joined with the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants to present Christmas in the Square from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be vendors, childrens activities and more. The parade will get underway at 6 p.m. traveling down Call Street and turning downtown at Walnut. This years theme is Sock Hop Christmas. Applications to participate are available at the chamber of commerce, and can be emailed or faxed to you. Applications are due by Tuesday, Dec. 5. Call 904964-5278 for more information.Jewelry and gift sale at the hospitalCome to the Jesses Girl popup shop in the atrium of Shands Starke Regional Medical Center for buy one get one at 50 percent deal on jewelry and other gifts. The sale will take place Thursday, Nov. 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 1, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite monogramming available. Cash, credit cards and payroll deduction accepted. Proceeds benefit the Shands Starke Auxiliary. Melrose Art WalkMelroses Art Walk on Friday, Dec. 1, will feature A Vintage Christmas, including handmade gifts by local artists at Mossman Hall. On the first Friday of every month, from 6-9 p.m., the Melrose Art Walk encourages patrons to visit exhibits at each of the towns six galleries. The Art Walk is sponsored by the Melrose All Arts Council.Santa Breakfast at Starke ElementaryStarke Elementary School will welcome Santa Claus back this Saturday, Dec. 2. Come have breakfast from 810 a.m., including eggs, grits, sausage and biscuits, plus coffee, milk, juice or hot chocolate. Adult breakfast is $5 and kids eat for $4. Cinnamon rolls will also be sold for $1. Get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy carols performed by SES students. There will also be drawings for gift baskets. Drawing tickets will be $1.Santa Breakfast at Hampton ElementaryHampton Elementary Schools PTO invites you to have breakfast with Santa this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast for adults is $4 and $3 for children and includes pancakes and sausage with orange juice, milk or coffee. In addition to photos with Santa, there will drawings for gift cards and baskets, a girls and a boys bicycle, and other prizes. Drawing tickets are $1.Christmas on the CampusHope Christian Academys community festival Christmas on the Campus returns for its fourth year on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities includes vendors with crafts, dcor and food, live music, a car and truck show, bounce houses, a hay ride, and much more. Come shop, relax and have fun, and register to win a helicopter or plane ride from the College of Missionary Aviation. Vendor applications are available online at www. myhopechristianacademy.org. Funds raised help purchase computer technology for the school.Faith-based play at BHSDaisy Davis will present the hit play You Dont Have a Clue About What Ive Been Through on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Bradford High School auditorium. Ticket prices are $20 per person and can be purchased at Eventbrite.com or by contacting Davis at 352-7451106. This play is sponsored in part by Community State Bank and Roberts Insurance. The community is invited to attend.Fall Farm and Cane Festival SaturdayDudley Farm Historic State Parks Fall Farm and Cane Festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See demonstrations from pressing sugar cane and boiling cane syrup, blacksmithing, corn grinding, woodworking, weaving and rug crocheting, and chores like clothes washing. There will also be childrens activities, music, vendor, a quilt drawing and general fun for all. Dudley Farm is located at 18730 W. Newberry Road in Newberry. Entry is $8 per vehicle with up to 8 occupants. schoolsFlorida Twin Theatre has joined with Communities in Schools of Bradford County to raise funds through a showing of the new Disney Pixar release Coco on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:15 p.m. Ticket prices are $6. For group sales, call 904-9645451. Soil and water group meets TuesdayThe Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. at the Bradford County Extension Office. There will be reports on the status of district projects and activities. The board will be discussing flooding from Irma and exploring options to reduce flooding impacts in the future. This years poster contest theme is Our Water, Our Home. Posters must be turned in by April 2, 2018. Posters will be judged in 5 grade groups: K-first, second-third, fourthsixth, seventh-ninth and 10th12th. The top three posters in each group will receive a gift card. The top poster in each group goes to the area meeting to compete with entries from other northeast Florida Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The speech contest theme for middle and high school students is also Our Water, Our Home. Students must give a fiveto seven-minute speech. Gift cards will be given to the top three speeches, and the best speaker advances to the area meeting. Contact Paul Still at stillpe@ aol.com, or call him at 904-3680291 for more information. The meeting is open to the public.Last chance for Second Chances The last meeting of Second Chances Bradford will be held Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Bradford County Public Library. December 31 is the final deadline to turn in petitions for restoring the ability to vote for ex-felons who have paid their debt to society. Supporters in Florida are making a last push to collect as many petitions as possible before the deadline. They are urged to turn in all petitions by Friday, Dec. 15, due to the holidays. The public is invited to attend the last meeting of this nonpartisan petition drive.

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Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 7A Legals Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described properly: Exhibit A Legal Description of Property PARCEL A: A parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof, 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South, parallel with the Westerly-boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 300.00 feet to an iron pipe for Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described continue South parallel with said Westerly boundary 100.00 feet to an iron pipe; lel with the Northerly boundary of said N1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 355.10 feet to an iron pipe; thence 396.00 feet Westerly of the Easterly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 100.00 feet to West parallel with said Northerly boundary, 355.01 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above described parcel also being conveyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over the following described parcel: Commence at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and run South boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence South, parallel with the Westerly boundary of said: N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 15.37 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described continue South parallel with said Westerly boundary 284.63 feet to an iron pipe; with the Northerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 14 feet; thence North, parallel with said Westerly boundary 284.88 feet to the Southerly boundary of the right of way of aforesaid County Graded along said Southerly boundary, 14 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL B; A Parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, said Parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest comer of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South, parallel with the Westerly boundary of said Section 23, a distance of 400.00 feet to an iron pipe for the Point of Beginning. From the Point of Begin ning thus described continue South parallel with said Westerly boundary 259.73 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4; thence South 89 ary 174.96 feet to an iron pipe; thence parallel with said Northerly boundary 177.55 feet to the Point of Beginning. Above described parcel being conveyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South, parallel with the Westerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 15.37 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for a Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described continue South parallel with the Westerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 384.63 feet to E parallel with the Northerly bound ary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 14 feet; thence North parallel with said Westerly bound ary 384.88 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of aforesaid county graded road; thence South boundary 14 feet to the Point of Beginning, PARCEL C: A Parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 West, Bradford County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly described as follows; Commence at a concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and Northerly boundary thereof 575.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence South parallel with the Westerly boundary of said Section 23, a distance of 659.73 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 E along said Southerly boundary 174.96 feet to an iron pipe for a Point of Beginning. From the Point of Begin ning thus described continue South boundary 180.32 feet to an iron pipe (said pipe being 396.00 feet Westerly of the Southeast corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4); thence North boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 259.62 feet to W parallel with said Northerly bound ary 177.55 feet to an iron pipe; thence Point of Beginning. Above described parcel being conveyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Commence at the Northwest corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 and run erly boundary thereof, 929.79 feet; and 396.00 feet Westerly of the Easterly boundary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, a distance of 9.00 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly bound ary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for a Point of Begin ning. From Point of Beginning thus E 391.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence Northerly boundary 14 feet; thence Easterly boundary, 390.71 feet to the Southerly boundary of the right of way of aforesaid County Graded Road; Southerly boundary 14 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED AND SITUATED THERETO, UPON THE REAL PROPERTY HERETO DESCRIBED has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P, BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 on or before January 1, 2018, a date at least thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disabil ity who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance. 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 listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8. org WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 20 day of Nov. 2017. RAY NORMAN As Clerk of the Court Lisa Brannon As Deputy Clerk 11/30 2tchg 12/7-BCT NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Suwannee River Water Management District has issued Water Use Permit Number 2-007-218467-7 authorizing the withdrawal of 0.2666 million gallons per day of groundwater for aqua culture use to Cypress Creek Farms LLC, 13715 NW CR 225, Starke, FL 32091. The project is located in Section 23, Township 6 South, Range 21 East, Bradford County. Files pertaining to the project referred above is available for inspection at https:// permitting.sjrwmd.com/srepermitting/ jsp/start.jsp. NOTICE OF RIGHTS A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chap ter 28-106 and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) either by delivery at the office of the Resource Management Business Resource Specialist at District Head quarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd. org, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of final agency action (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28 106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not avail able. A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holi days. Petitions received by the Disbusiness hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chap ter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the admin istrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administra tive hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak,, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 11/30 1tchg-BCT CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING INSPECTION (CEI) SUPPORT SERVICES The City of Hampton, Florida desires to obtain Professional Construction Engineering Inspection services in support of Roadway construction in 2018. See the City website or call for details at 352.468.1201. 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Frank M. Moses JR Last known address of: 4858 SE 2nd Ave Keystone Heights FL 32656 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Starke, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Terry L. Vaughan Bradford County Supervisor of Elections P.O. Box 58 945 N. Temple Ave., Suite C Starke, FL 32091 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/26/2017, 9:00 am at 10875 US Hwy 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOW ING & RECOVERY, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 3GCEC13J18G203171 2008 CHEVROLET 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/26/2017, 9:00 am at 10875 US Hwy 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOW ING & RECOVERY, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 3FAHP0HG6BR147206 2011 FORD 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/27/2017, 9:00 am at 10875 US Hwy 301 HAMPTON, FL 32044, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. SPRATLIN TOW ING & RECOVERY, INC. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids. 1LNFM83W7WY660376 1998 LINCOLN 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RESOLU TION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF STARKE, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Resolution, whose title hereinafter appears, will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the City Commission Meeting commencing at 6:30 pm, at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Florida. A copy of said Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned; all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-11 (STANTON II PROJECT PARTICIPANT) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA (THE STANTON II PROJECT PARTICIPANT) (I) PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN FINDINGS, DEFINED TERMS, AND GENERAL PROVISIONS; (II) APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE STANTON II POWER SALES CONTRACT, AS AMENDED, AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT, AS AMENDED, BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE STANTON II PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (III) CONSENTING TO THE TRANSFER AND ASSIGNMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF VERO BEACH AND FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT, OF A 16.4887% POWER ENTITLEMENT SHARE IN THE STANTON II PROJECT; (IV) CONSENTING TO AMENDMENTS OF THE STANTON II POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, AND WAIVING CERTAIN RIGHTS TO HAVE SUCH AMENDMENTS FOR THE CITY OF VERO BEACH INCLUDED IN THE STANTON II PROJECT PARTICIPANTS STANTON II POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT; (V) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL RELEASE BY THE STANTON II PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, FOR OBLIGATIONS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY; (VI) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA FROM OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO THE STANTON II PROJECT; (VH) PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE STANTON II POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE STANTON II BOND TRUSTEE (AS DEFINED HEREIN) TO ENFORCE SUCH CONTRACTS; (VIII) DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION IS VALID AND LEGALLY BINDING UPON PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND CONSTITUTES A CONTRACT; (IX) DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED OFFICERS OF STANTON H PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (X) TAKING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS; AND (XI) PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RESOLU TION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF STARKE, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Resolution, whose title hereinafter appears, will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the City Commission Meeting commencing at 6:30 pm, at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Florida. A copy of said Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-10 (STANTON PROJECT PARTICIPANT) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA (THE STANTON PROJECT PARTICIPANT) (I) PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN FINDINGS/ DEFINED TERMS, AND GENERAL PROVISIONS; (II) APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE STANTON POWER SALES CONTRACT, AS AMENDED, AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT, AS AMENDED, BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE STANTON PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (III) CONSENTING TO THE TRANSFER AND ASSIGNMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF VERO BEACH AND FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT, OF A 32.521% POWER ENTITLEMENT SHARE IN THE STANTON PROJECT; (IV) CONSENTING TO AMENDMENTS OF THE STANTON POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, AND WAIVING CERTAIN RIGHTS TO HAVE SUCH AMENDMENTS FOR THE CITY OF VERO BEACH INCLUDED IN THE STANSTANTON POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT; (V) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL RELEASE BY THE STANTON PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, FOR OBLIGATIONS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY; (VI) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA FROM OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO THE STANTON PROJECT; (VII) PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE STANTON POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE STANTON BOND TRUSTEE (AS DEFINED HEREIN) TO ENFORCE SUCH CONTRACTS; (VIII) DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION IS VALID AND LEGALLY BINDING UPON PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND CONSTITUTES A CONTRACT; (IX) DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED OFFICERS OF STANTON PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (X) TAKING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS; AND (Xl) PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RESOLU TION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF STARKE, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Resolution, whose title hereinafter appears, will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday December 5, 2017, at the City Commission Meeting commencing at 6:30 pm, at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, Florida. A copy of said Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hail, in Starke, Florida. On the dates above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-09 (ST. LUCIE PROJECT PARTICIPANT) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA (THE ST. LUCIE PROJECT PARTICIPANT) (I) PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN FINDINGS, DEFINED TERMS, AND GENERAL PROVISIONS; (II) APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE ST. LUCIE POWER SALES CONTRACT, AS AMENDED, AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT, AS AMENDED, BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE ST. LUCIE PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (III) CONSENTING TO THE TRANSFER AND ASSIGNMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF VERO BEACH AND FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT, OF A 15.202% POWER ENTITLEMENT SHARE IN THE ST. LUCIE PROJECT; (IV) CONSENT ING TO AMENDMENTS OF THE ST. LUCIE POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, AND WAIVING CERTAIN RIGHTS TO HAVE SUCH AMENDMENTS FOR THE CITY OF VERO BEACH INCLUDED IN THE ST. LUCIE PROJPOWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT; (V) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL RELEASE BY THE ST. LUCIE PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, FOR OBLIGATIONS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY; (VI) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA FROM OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO THE ST. LUCIE PROJECT; (VII) PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ST. LUCIE POWER SALES CONTRACT AND PROJECT SUPPORT CONTRACT BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE ST. LUCIE BOND TRUSTEE (AS DEFINED HEREIN) TO ENFORCE SUCH CONTRACTS; (VIII) DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION IS VALID AND LEGALLY BINDING UPON PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND CONSTITUTES A CONTRACT; (IX) DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED OFFICERS OF ST. LUCIE PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (X) TAKING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS; AND (XI) PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 11/30 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RESOLU TION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF STARKE, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Resolution, whose title hereinafter appears; will be brought up for READING and ADOPTION Tuesday, December 5, 2017; at the City Commission Meeting commencing at 6:30 pm, at Starke City Hall, 209 North Thompson Street, Starke, FloridaA copy of said Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, in Starke, Florida, On the dates above-mentioned, all interested panics may appear and be heard with respect to this proposed Resolution. RESOLUTION NO. 2018-08 (ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT PARTICIPANT) A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF STARKE, FLORIDA (THE ARP PROJECT PARTICIPANT) (1) PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN FINDINGS, DEFINED TERMS, AND GENERAL PROVISIONS; (II) APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO THE ALLREQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT CONTRACT, BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE ARP PROJECT PARTICIPANT, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT; (III) CONSENT ING TO THE TRANSFER AND ASSIGNMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF VERO BEACH AND FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT, OF (A) A 32.521% POWER ENTITLEMENT SHARE IN THE STANTON PROJECT, (B) A 16.4887% POWER ENTITLEMENT SHARE IN THE STANTON II PROJECT AND (C) A 15.202% POWER ENTITLEMENT SHARE IN THE ST. LUCIE PROJECT; (IV) CONSENTING TO THE WAIVER OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT CONTRACT, BETWEEN FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, WITH RESPECT TO THE ALLREQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT, AND, FURTHER, WAIVING CERTAIN RIGHTS OF THE ART PROJECT PARTICIPANT TO HAVE SUCH WAIVERS FOR THE CITY OF VERO BEACH MADE APPLICABLE TO THE ARP PROJECT PARPOWER SUPPLY PROJECT CONTRACT; (V) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL RELEASE BY THE ARP PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, TOR OBLIGATIONS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO FLORIDA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY; (VI) PROVIDING FOR THE MUTUAL WAIVER AND RELEASE OF THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA, FROM OBLIGATIONS AND CLAIMS RELATED TO THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT; (VII) PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF CERTAIN RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE VERO CONTRACTS (AS DEFINED HEREIN) TO BE ASSIGNED TO THE BOND TRUSTEE FOR THE ALL-REQUIREMENTS POWER SUPPLY PROJECT FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH CONTRACTS; (VIII) DECLARING THAT THIS RESOLUTION IS VALID AND LEGALLY BINDING UPON THE ARP PROJECT PARTICIPANT AND CONSTITUTES A CONTRACT; (IX) DESIGNATING AUTHORIZED OFFICERS OF THE ARP PROJECT PARTICIPANT; (X) TAKING CERTAIN OTHER ACTIONS; AND (XI) PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 11/30 1tchg-BCT PUBLIC NOTICE Please be advised that two or more county commissioners may be in attendance to a scheduled meeting to discuss internet. Said meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Clerks Conference Room, 945 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, FL 32091. For questions, please contact the office of the County Manager at (904) 966-6327. 11/30 1tchg-BCTContinued from 6A

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8A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 YOUR DECISION REGARDING WHO WILL HELP CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE IS IMPORTANTThe care and wellbeing of your elders is very important to the staff atOur room rate is $1,980 per month $3,100 per month for a private single Located in Downtown Starke Next to Wainwright Park(904) 964-2220 Parkside Pre Approved for Insurance* Assessment of each individuals needs and abilities is required before admitting. Monthly rates based on 30 days. know if there are convictions in their background for crimes like theft. You want a little bit more thorough of a check for someone who is not just going on a field trip with their kid, she said. Volunteers are in the school all the time. Turnipseed said a wider background screening through the Raptor system would cost more but is achievable. Superintendent Stacey Creighton asked if that could be set up on one system at the district office. Volunteer applications could be submitted as they were before and the full screening done through Raptor. The cleared names could then be sent to the board for approval. Another issue pointed out by school board attorney John Cooper is that not all convictions are equal. Someone writing a bad check can be convicted of a felony he said and be barred from campuses for a minimum of five years, and then only permitted to volunteer with special approval. Cooper suggested the policy may need to be revisited. Its not necessary to treat someone who wrote a bad check the same as someone who committed aggravated battery. Currently, anyone with an open case, who is on probation or who is registered as a sexual offender or predator is ineligible to volunteer. There can also be no felony or misdemeanor conviction in the last five years. Someone with a past misdemeanor conviction would need approval from the school principal to become a volunteer. Someone with a past felony conviction would need approval from both the principal and superintendent. Cooper said its more important what the crime was than when it was committed. There should be some discretion in the policy left to school administrators, he said. What I see in the school system more and more every day is mommas and daddies fighting about children, and it ends up with a felony charge that may or may not have been legitimate, said Cooper. Creighton said there is also a difference between an arrest and a conviction. Turnipseed suggested the board look at the utilizing the same guidelines for volunteers that the state has set for teachers. Those guidelines and additional information will be brought back for the board to consider. In other business: During the meeting following the workshop, the board approved a contract amendment on the purchase of property across from the technical center, waiving the penalty on the homeowner for not meeting the deadline to move out. A vote to approve a supplement for teachers who hold a graduate degree was pulled from the agenda pending additional information on how many were eligible for the supplement. Board members were thrilled that drivers education students are now on the road receiving actual driving experience instead of being limited to a simulated classroom experience. This has been a standing request from the board for several years. Creighton said the driving sessions are taking place before and after school. Board Member Cheryl Canova said the district needs to work on restoring numbers for dual enrollment, which she said had fallen considerably.SCREENContinued from 1A Student drivers are back on the road at BHS, including James Smith, Makaila Taylor and, behind the wheel, Jeremiah Hernandez. Its an age-old problem he said: What people are willing to personally confide in you can be very different from the answers they submit in a survey. People fear the surveys arent truly anonymous, he said. Youre not really getting honest feedback, said Turnipseed. Creighton said there was some good feedback from the survey, and they intentionally had the surveys submitted to Emilee Mecusker, who is not a school site administrator but who has a good rapport with teachers as a former teacher support colleague. Brenda Leto from the district MIS department said the Skyward school management software has the ability to compile exit interview information in a way that could reveal trends, and the board was interested in seeing it used that way. School Board Member Vivian Chappell said she had personally reached out to teachers she heard were leaving to ask them not to go before talking to her. Dont be afraid to talk to a board member, for heavens sake Please dont be afraid to talk to a board member, Chappell said. When information is collected, it should be shared with employees and the board as well, she added. You do have a board thats very interested in whats going on, said Chappell. We want to know and we want to do what we can to help. We know what our jobs are, but without information coming to us truthful information then we cant do anything to help. Because by the time it gets to the level where an employee or former employee is writing a letter, a grievance to a board member, Cummings said, its like, What happened? Sometimes it may be one or two individuals, but its worth taking a look at and saying, Is there a problem? Is there something we can identify? And how can we fix this to move forward? she said.FEEDBACKContinued from 1A Copeland went to lay down for a while in the bedroom, but when he got back up, the victim said she knew he was headed to the kitchen to get the knife again. She attempted to leave, but Copeland attacked her on the front porch. She said Copeland hit her and kicked her, and then he held her down and would not let her go. While on the ground, she said he ripped her clothes off. It all happened so fast, the victim said she was unsure if he had dropped the knife or if she had been cut. When he got up, though, she said he kicked her in the face with his steeltoe boot. After that, she was able to run across the road to the Kangaroo store. According to the report, the hospital confirmed that the victims injuries were consistent with being slashed by a knife, including lacerations on her neck and foot. The next morning around 9 a.m., officer John Riles went to the residence to escort the victim inside to retrieve some of her belongings. He met her in the driveway of the residence and she said she believed Copeland was inside as the front door of the home was open. Riles told her to stay in her car, and he approached the residence, knocking on the front door when he observed Copeland lying on the living room couch. Copeland motioned for Riles to enter and was placed under arrest for aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and false imprisonment. According to Riles, Copeland said he had been drinking and smoking crack the night before and had gone crazy. He also complained his toes hurt from kicking stuff. He was evaluated by EMS and the hospital before being taken to jail. Copeland remained in custody as of press time with bond set at $400,000. His record includes several past arrests for battery, aggravated battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in which the charges were dropped. He has also been found guilty in past domestic battery cases, including a conviction in 2016.ATTACKContinued from 1A used. Typically, the city would only be able to use its inmate crews on private property in emergency situations like the aftermath of a natural disaster. Milner said the inmates were, in fact, removing storm debris from the property, some of it blocking sidewalks. They mowed the front lawn as well. The backyard was not touched, including a pool retaining water that has gone untreated for years. The city manager said he received confirmation from Lawtey Correctional Institution that as long as the crews were serving a municipal purpose and not improving private property there was not a problem. Except for the questions it raises from the public and commissioners, in rare circumstances, Milner sees no issue with using the inmate crews to enforce the nuisance ordinance. But those questions are being asked, so in future he said he would stick to using contractors. Some tweaks to the original ordinance were necessary after the city found it could not attach a lien to a propertys annual tax bill, and that postponed implementation. Now, the city pays a small charge to file a lien through the county clerk of courts office, which delays collection of what is owed until the property is sold. That is the challenge, Milner said, because even if the owner were living there paying a mortgage and utility bill, paying their taxes, the lien is meaningless until it comes time to sell. But, if the ordinance results in cleaner properties, less blight and fewer complaints from neighbors, then the city commissions purpose in enacting the ordinance is served in the meantime. CLEANUPContinued from 1A Help build new veterans memorialAmerican Legion Post 56 is raising funds by selling bricks that will become part of a new memorial at Charlie Schaefer Veterans Park in Starke. Anyone can purchase bricks in honor of any veteran who has or is still serving. To see examples of the brick sizes and design options, as well as to donate, visit www.polarengraving.com/ AmericanLegionPost56, or you can contact Felix RamosVargas at 904-769-1221 or amlegionpost56@gmail.com.Assistance for small businessesMichael Chung from Americas Small Business Development Center will be at the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce Office in Starke on the second Wednesday of the month ready to assist any small business with planning, financial review, succession plans and much more. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the chamber office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 904964-5278.

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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Visiting Raines emphatically slammed the door shut on the Bradford High School football teams feel-good season, with running back Brandon Marshall gaining almost 200 allpurpose yards and scoring five touchdowns in the Vikings 5313 Class 4A semifinal win. The Vikings (12-1), who also got a pick-six and three interceptions overall from Diop Kee, will play Cocoa for the state championship on Thursday, Dec. 7, in Orlando. Cocoa (11-1) defeated University School 4914 to advance. Bradfords defense struggled to stop the Vikings, who scored on six of their eight firsthalf possessions and whose average starting field position was the Bradford 45-yard line. Offensively, the Tornadoes crossed midfield only twice, with one other possession starting in Raines territory when the Vikings failed to field a kickoff. Though such a loss was tough, Bradford head coach Brian Tomlinson said it did not define a season in which the Tornadoes (10-2) were one of four teams left playing in Class 4A. Bradford advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in 13 years. It had also been that long since the Tornadoes had even won a playoff game. This year, they won two. Raines is a heck of a football team, Tomlinson said. We knew they would be, but we were here. There are a lot of teams that would love to be here, but we were here. These kids deserve all the recognition and whatever else they get. They deserve it. Theyve worked hard. That hard work resulted in a 10-game winning streak after opening the season with a loss and a win in the Region 2 championship game. Well still have a championship trophy that says Regional Champions on it, Tomlinson said. Only one team gets to end the season happy. This year, it wasnt us, but we were close. We can build on that. It was an ominous start for Bradford, which, because of a fumble, lost 11 yards on a three-and-out possession to open the game. Following the punt, Raines drove 45 yards five plays. Marshall, who had a run of 22 yards and a reception of 12 yards, touched the ball for every play but one, capping the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Ishmael Sanders PAT made it 7-0 in favor of Raines at the 9:02 mark of the first quarter. The Vikings third possession began at the Bradford 19 after a 31-yard punt return by George Webb. A holding penalty had Raines facing a second-and-14 from the 23, but Marshall took a short pass from Ivory Durham and scored the teams second touchdown with 2:10 remaining in the opening quarter. Sanders PAT was no good. Three plays after the ensuing kickoff, Kee intercepted his first pass, which he returned 30 yards for another score and a 19-0 Raines lead with 1:15 to go in the first quarter. Bradford was facing thirdand-9 on the ensuing series when Kee struck again, intercepting a pass and giving his offense the ball at the Raines 40. Durham scrambled away from pressure and picked up 18 yards on the drives first play. Marshall then had a couple of runs for 7 yards before scoring on a 35-yard run approximately two minutes into the second quarter. Bradfords Taro Ward broke up the pass play on the two-point conversion, but Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FRESH BONELESSCHICKENBREAST POUNDERASSTD PORKCHOPS BONELESS BEEFNY STRIPSTEAK FRESH BONELESS BREAST CUTLETS or TENDERS$149 $149PRICES GOOD NOV 29 DEC 5 PRICES GOOD NOV 29 DEC 5 $499 $499 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN $199 $199 $129 $1299999VINE RIPETOMATOESVINE RIPETOMATOES$149 $149 FRESHBANANASFRESHBANANASRED or GREEN SEEDLESSGRAPESRED or GREEN SEEDLESSGRAPES 3939LB LB LB EASHREDDED LETTUCESHREDDED LETTUCE8 OZ BAG 99USDA INSPECTEDFRESH PORK BONE-INRIB HALF OR WHOLE LOINLB FRESH YELLOWONIONS99EA3 LB BAG BONELESS BEEFBOTTOM ROUNDROASTLB LB LB LB LB$299 $299 Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 COBURN FARMSSHREDDEDCHEESE12 OZ PKG$229EA $149 $149 FRESH PORKCENTER CUT or THIN CUTCHOPS BEEFTOP BLADESTEAKS LEAN & TENDERBEEF CUBE STEAK orSTEW MEAT SLICEDBACON$229 $229 $399 $399 $2399 $2399 PREMIUMSMOKEDSAUSAGELB LB LB 10 LB PKG$1 299 $1 299 $399 $3995 LB PKG $399HEAVY WESTERNWHOLE BONELESSNY STRIP STEAKLB $299HEAVY WESTERNBONELESS BEEFSHOULDER ROASTLB2 PER PKG BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Chlo Bailey has let out plenty of yells as a frequent visitor to jungles and swamps, but it wasnt because she was in any kind of danger. She was simply doing her job getting the crowd fired up. Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, has gone from being a cheerleader on Friday nights at UCHS The Jungle to now cheering in The Swamp at the University of Florida. Cheering for the Orange and Blue seemed like something Bailey was rehearsing for long before she participated in UF tryouts. She has a photo of herself at the age of 4 wearing a UF cheer outfit at a football game. The UF cheerleading Instagram currently features that photo of one of its newest members. Ive always been a Florida Gators fan, Bailey said. Cheering in college has always been one of my dreams. Games in The Jungle may be well attended, but the crowds certainly dont compare to the ones in The Swamp. Baileys first game was quite an experience. The first time on the field was really crazy, she said. I just took everything in and tried to enjoy every moment. Bailey made her way through multiple rounds of tryouts in May. She described it as a process, but added, After making the team, it was definitely worth it. UF has Orange and Blue teams, with the Blue Team being made up of more experienced cheerleaders. Bailey is a member of the Orange Team, which doesnt travel to all the away games like the Blue Team. However, she was looking forward to the Oct. 28 FloridaGeorgia game in Jacksonville, which the Orange Team did travel to. Im very excited, she said during this interview, which was conducted prior to Oct. 28. Ive Bailey trades purple and gold for orange and blue Chlo Bailey, a 2017 Union County High School graduate, is now cheering for the Florida Gators. See CHEER, 2B Tornadoes run ends in state semis Bradford running back Jeremiah Vaughn (left) avoids a Raines player in the See SEMIS, 8B Chris Cummings (right) runs after making a catch.

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Preston Crawford, Caleb Livesy, Jarrett Underhill, Jacob Manning, Colton Elixson, Roehm. The seventh annual Relay for Life Car and Truck Show, hosted by Mitchell Gunter and Linda Lee, took place at the Starke Town Square on Nov. 18 with 52 participants, some of whom traveled from as far as Belleview and Valdosta, Georgia. Gunter and Lee deemed the show a success, with $700 raised. An award was given for Best of Show, which went to Robert Atkinson and his Dodge Challenger. The Kids Choice Award went to Lionel Smallwood, while the Club Participation Award went to Kendall Impulse of Jacksonville with a total of 11 vehicles. Awards were also presented for the Top 20 and Top 30. Door prizes were awarded throughout the day for those who participated in the show. Gunter said sponsors like Jegs, Summit Racing, RockAuto.com and Lucas Oil made that possible. Relay for Life teams participated as well, such as Linda Lees Family and Friends, MSBC Tumornators, Holy Mission Church, Murphys Law and Judys Angels, while vendors included Diana Gill Jewelry, Grumpys Garage and A Newton and Young Insurance/Hagerty Insurance. Gunter said he would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the event and that he is looking forward to next year. Relay for Life Car, Truck Show raises $700 Florida Twin Theatre All Seats $6 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451 Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.com SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2Starts FridayWalt DisneysFri 7:30 Sat 5:10, 8:00 Sun 5:15 Wed-Thur 7:15 Fri 7:00, 9:00 Sat 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sun 5:00, 7:00 Wed-Thur 7:30Mark WahlbergNow Showing BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Santa Fe College instructor Sarah Cervone may be teaching African Humanities at the Andrews Center this semester and again in the spring, but she hopes to encourage her students to travel, whether its Africa or not, and to have an open mind when it comes to differences in general, whether they be difference between cultures or differences between ideologies. Cervone, who is in her sixth year teaching at Santa Fe and teaching for the first time at the Andrews Center, had the opportunity to travel to Africa as a University of Florida graduate student, which enhanced her educational experience. I do hope when students leave (my class), they at least want to travel, Cervone said. I really think my education was going abroad. Its great what happens in the classroom, but being able to go and actually see things that, to me, was the most meaningful thing Ive done. I hope I can at least plant the seed. Students maybe they dont want to go to Africa, but they can go visit somewhere else and dip their feet in the water of just other places. The challenge of listening to differing points of view is educational as well, which is why Cervone loves teaching. She likes the fact that a college classroom brings diverse ideas together and encourages students to share those ideas. Another key component of that is listening to those ideas. Cervone said people shouldnt be afraid of something different. Instead, they should be secure enough in themselves to hear anothers ideas out. That doesnt mean you have to adopt those ideas, Cervone said. You can learn about other peoples ideas and still maintain your own. I think that once people practice engaging with others, they realize, Hey, I can interact and talk to someone whos different from me, and yet, when I walk away, I wasnt forced to change. Ive actually grown a little bit because I have a better understanding of another person. Cervone, who will also teach Introduction to Humanities and Multicultural Communication at the Andrews Center in the spring, grew up in St. Lucie County. At that time, she never wouldve guessed shed end up teaching African Humanities. You see, all she knew of Africa as a youth in the 1980s was based upon Hollywood stereotypes. At the time, the Internet didnt exist, so it made it difficult to become exposed with the unfamiliar. You just kind of got this caricature of Africa, Cervone said, adding, My school was pretty segregated, so I didnt even really even have much exposure to African-American culture or history. It wasnt until she went to Gainesville to attend UF that she was exposed to other cultures. At that time, though, Cervone did not think of going into teaching as a career. She thought about majoring in English or journalism, but wound up majoring in anthropology. Cervone returned to UF for graduate school, taking advantage of research opportunities abroad. Through Event organizer Mitchell Gunter (left) presents the Best The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Keystone United Methodist Churchs fellowship hall. The program will be presented by special guests David Golden, KUMC minister of music, and the Keystone Ringers handbell choir. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish, a cash donation for veterans at the Malcolm Randolph VA Hospital and books (print and audio) and DVDs to donate to the Bradford County Public Library as part of the DAR literacy emphasis. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Please contact Leslie Harper (352-475-5090) or June Keefe (386-431-1830) for more information. DAR chapter meets Dec. 4 at Keystone United Methodist SFC teacher wants to help students broaden minds and experiences Sarah Cervone Humanities at Center. She took advantage of opportunities to study abroad as a graduate student and hopes her students do the same. never been to a Florida-Georgia game. For home games, Bailey said cheerleaders arrive three hours prior to kickoff. They participate in warm-ups and appear at Gator Walk, where fans line up and cheer on the players and coaches as they exit buses and enter the stadium. You wont just see Bailey and her teammates at football games. We do a lot of appearances throughout the week for charities and functions for the Gators, she said. It definitely gets busy. Two-hour practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cheerleaders work out two hours per week as well and make appearances at other athletic events to cheer on Gators in other sports. Bailey said shes managed to juggle her cheer duties and schoolwork. Ive done pretty well so far, she said. You have to be organized and have good time management. As she eyes the future, Bailey hopes, of course, to make it through tryouts again and be able to keep cheering for the Gators and do so one day as a member of the Blue Team. Its definitely a goal of mine, Bailey said. For now, though, shell continue to live in the moment, balancing school and cheering. Bailey said the most enjoyable part of the year has been meeting new people and forming bonds with her fellow cheerleaders. Forming such bonds isnt hard when youve already gone through tryouts and gotten to know each other before officially becoming UF cheerleaders. Were like a family, Bailey said. Cheering for the Tigers helped prepare Bailey to join that family, but its one she had her eye on becoming a member of since that little girl donned an orange and blue cheer uniform. Bailey said things couldnt have gone any better now that her desire has become reality. It went above and beyond (expectations), she said. Its been everything I couldve dreamed of, she said. NCA Eagles soar to championship heights CHEER Continued from 1B

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Santa Arrives 2 pm BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High School has already made a splash on the big stage of the girls weightlifting state finals, with three individuals winning championships the last two years, but the Tigers are ready to make even more of a showing this season. Senior Mia Jackson, one of two Union lifters to compete at state last season, has the obvious goal of getting back to the finals and winning her weight class. However, when asked what would be the best-case scenario for the team as a whole this season, she said, To have at least seven girls go to state, four win state and us winning as a team at state. Thats what were predicting this year us winning as a team. Were setting the bar high, junior Josie Godwin said. Were a group. Its like a package deal. Junior Brandy McCoy has won two straight state titles in the 199 class. She would love to see more of her teammates experience state-level success. Itd be crazy, McCoy said when asked what it would feel like if the Tigers won the team title. It wouldnt be all on me. Its as a team, not as an individual. As one whos won state every year shes been in high school, McCoy has obvious personal goals, one of which is to win two more championships. She said her thought after capturing last seasons title was, Im halfway there. What more can McCoy do besides win state championships? Set state records. She has totals shes shooting, but was reluctant to say what they were in case she didnt accomplish them. I dont want to disappoint anyone, McCoy said. Coach Bryan Griffis revealed that shes shooting for a bench press of 315 and a clean and jerk of 230. McCoy is as quiet and unassuming a state champion as one could encounter, but dont let her demeanor fool you. She knows what she wants to accomplish and is driven to do so. Jackson said McCoy exceeds what may be limits for her and other lifters. If one of us cant do something, we stop, Jackson said. But her? Shell keep pushing and pushing until shes in tears. Upon observing what McCoy does in the weight room, senior Kurston Bakken, a transfer from Bradford High School, said, I was impressed, and Im still impressed, with how hard she works. Bakken has been on the medal platform at state in each of the last two seasons as a Bradford lifter, placing sixth in 2015-16 and fifth in 2016-17. This year, shes ready to set a bench-press record of 285 as well as stand on the highest platform at state, which would designate her as state champion. Im really excited, Bakken said. Its my last season. Im pushing myself. When I leave state this year, I want to know I worked as hard as I possibly could and I left it all there and gave it all Ive got. Hopefully, itll be enough. Lifting at state for the first time last season was an experience that Jackson said lay the groundwork for her goal of finishing this season as the states best lifter in her class. It kind of just gave me a preview of what its going to be like this year, Jackson said. Last year was just like a test run. Jackson wants to win that title by bench pressing more than 200 pounds as well as setting a cleanand-jerk record. It remains to be seen if she can achieve those marks, but Jackson seems to be one who will make the best of whatever happens. Like life, there are good days and bad days in the weight room. Jackson said since shes been involved in weightlifting, she has learned that she cant let the bad days become obstacles. Its taught me a lot of patience because some days I do my best and other days I do my worst, Jackson said. Its taught me just to keep going, keep trying. Itll all be worth it in the end. Two lifters looking to compete at state for the first time are Godwin and sophomore Sydney Personette. Godwin lifted for Union her freshman year, but did not compete last year. Still, shes confident about what she can accomplish this year. Im going to state, Godwin said. No doubt about it. Im going to win state. Griffis, as coach, may push Godwin to do her best, but she also receives plenty of motivation just by being around previous state qualifiers Bakken, Jackson and McCoy. She said she feels she has to match what theyve done. I better put my place in next, Godwin said. Tag along. Personette has already competed for the right to go to state after qualifying for regionals last season. She admitted she was surprised by how far she advanced. I just didnt expect to actually make it to regionals, Personette said, but (Griffis) kept telling me I would. Personette is following in the footsteps of her sister, Courtney, who competed at state for the Tigers in 2013-14. It was Courtney who inspired her to begin lifting weights in fifth grade. Personette said weightlifting has had a positive impact on her life. Ever since I started doing it, I feel like it just makes me more confident, she said. Confidence comes from adding muscle to her small frame Personette said she gets teased for being skinny but it also comes from just being a part of the UCHS weightlifting family. Family is the keyword. Theyre like all of my sisters, Personette said. Its cool to hear them cheering you on the whole time and hugging you and telling you that they love you. Godwin said, This is my family. It doesnt get better. I feel 100 percent comfortable with them. Even a newcomer like Bakken is quickly accepted into the fold. I started training here over the summer, she said. I already feel like Ive known these girls my whole life. Its a strong bond that is forged in and out of the weight room. We have sleepovers all the time, McCoy said. We stay with each other constantly. Were always together. Jackson said the closeness helps the girls get better in the weight room. Its easier to hear what youre doing wrong when its coming from someone you love and trust. If I was on a team, and I didnt know anybody, it would make me feel bad yelling at them if they didnt do something right, Jackson said. With them, theyre like my sisters. I can correct them if they do something wrong and keep them on track. Its all about working hard and doing all they can do to get to state and make their team their family proud. States a big deal, Bakken said. Its an awesome experience just to be there. Hopefully, a lot of girls feel the same way and want to work hard. UCHS girls weightlifters are aiming high this season BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Maisie Thornton, Josie Godwin, Mia Jackson, Breyonce Cummings, Brandy McCoy and Kurston Bakken all won their classes as the Union County High School girls weightlifting team took on Gainesville, losing 48-42. The winning totals were: Thornton 250 in the 129 class, Godwin 295 in the 139 class, Jackson 315 in the 169 class, Cummings 300 in the 183 class, McCoy 380 in the 199 class and Bakken 420 in the unlimited class. Finishing as class runners-up were: Sydney Personette 180 in the 110 class, Erika Roseke 200 in the 119 class and Taylor Gainey 260 in the 154 class. Madilyn Whitehead and Reah Jones earned a pair of thirdplace finishes, with Whitehead finishing with a 215 total in the 129 class and Jones finishing with a 230 total in the 139 class. In a meet against Columbia and Suwannee, the Tigers won every class but two, finishing with a score of 38. Suwannee and Columbia had scores of 15 and 11, respectively. First-place finishers and their totals were: Katie Tomlinson 145 (101 class), Thornton 245, Godwin 295, Gainey 250, Jackson 340, Cummings 295, McCoy 385 and Bakken 390. Roseke and Jones earned second-place finishes with totals of 200 and 235, respectively. Personette and Whitehead had third-place finishes with totals of 175 and 220, respectively. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Bradford High School girls weightlifting team competed at Baker County on Nov. 15, with Khalia Donley, Bri Reed and Auriyana Hankerson winning their classes. Donley had a 225 total in the 110 class, while Reed had a 180 total in the 129 class. Hankerson had a 260 total in the 183 class. Three earned third-place finishes: Shamya Young with a 125 total in the 101 class, Samantha Hopkins with a 165 total in the 119 class and Kayla Daniel with a 205 total in the unlimited class. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Alex Cruz scored three goals and had two assists, while goalie Caleb Cushman made seven saves in the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer teams 5-0 win at West Nassau on Nov. 20. Keystone (4-1-1) also got a goal each from Landon Ricketts and Colby Townsend, with Ricketts adding an assist. Cushman and Petyon Box each had an assist as well. All four of the teams wins have been shutouts. The Indians played District 5-2A opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Crescent City on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Keystone travels to play Orange Park on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:20 p.m. before returning home for district matches against Newberry on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. and Interlachen on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Keystones junior varsity team, which is 1-1, played Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will play at 5 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Crescent City match and at 5:30 p.m. prior to the varsity teams Orange Park match. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Class 8A Fleming Island was too much for the Bradford High School girls basketball team, which lost 71-28 to the visiting Golden Eagles on Nov. 21. Jahmya Henderson scored 15 points, while Jade Baker had five. Olyvia Griffin and Raynisha Hunter each had four points. Griffin and Dezirae Tabet were the leading rebounders with five apiece. Bradford (0-2) opened the regular season with a 53-16 at Trenton on Nov. 20. Henderson and Baker had eight and five points, respectively, while Meghan Harris had two. Regina Roberts added one point. Harris, Hunter and Roberts each had four rebounds, while Griffin and Henderson each had three steals. The Tornadoes played District 4-5A opponent Fort White this past Tuesday and will travel to play district opponent Pierson Taylor on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 4, Bradford travels to play Middleburg at 7 p.m. Tigers earn 6 1st-place close loss to Gainesville 3 earn wins for BHS girls weightlifters at Baker County KHHS boys soccer team gets another shutout victory BHS girls lose to Fleming in baskeball, fall to 0-2

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Virginia Allen STARKEVirginia Ann Grant Allen, 78, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was a resident of Pleasant Grove. She is survived by: children, Johnny (Diane) Brown, Sr. of Starke, Donnell (Johnnie Mae) Pelham of Raleigh, Charles Cohen of Waldo, Katrina (Ronnie) Mitchell of Gainesville, Wayne (Pauletta) Grant of Raleigh, Leroy Waters III of Gainesville; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and brother, Homer Mosley, Jr. of Gainesville. A Life Celebration of Love, Life and Legacy will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, Dec. 2 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Waldo. Rev. James Ramsey, Pastor, Rev. Lorenzo Edwards Sr. Eulogist. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4-7 pm at J. Hadley Funeral Home, Starke. Bob Bryant STARKEBob Bryant, 77, of Starke, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born July 29, 1940 in Jasper to the late Lamar Bryant and Alice Thompson Bryant. He joined the United State Navy and later became the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance at Union County Correctional Institute where he worked for 26 years. He is predeceased by: his parents; spouse of 24 years, Betty Louise Bryant; sister, Shirley; and brother, Gary. He is survived by: his wife of 26 years, Joann Carter Bryant of Starke; children, Belinda (Brian) Prevatt of Lake Butler, Dan (Kim) Bryant of Lake Butler, Bonnie (Roger) Bryant of Great Falls, MT, Lynn (Wayne) Bergman of Lake Butler; step daughter, Rhonell (Rick) Wilkins of Hampton; sister, Nora (Bob) Fretwell of Lake Butler; eight grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of life was held on Nov. 26 at Dekle Cemetery with Brother Kavin Paul officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Patti Campbell-Byrd STARKEPatti Lee CampbellByrd, age 59, of Starke, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville following long illnesses. She was born in Columbus, OH on Nov. 15, 1958, the daughter of Thornton A. Sayre and Jean Sayre. She was preceded in death by: her father; her sister, Charlotte Ann Sayre; and her step father, David Ogilvie. Patti is survived by: her mother of St. Cloud; her loving husband of 22 years, William Byrd of Starke; her son, Abel Campbell of Bridgeport, CT; her sister, Juanita Kersey of Keystone Heights; and her step sisters, Susan Hahn and Mary Whittaker Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Charlene Chesser Charlene Chesser SALT SPRINGS Charlene E. Chesser, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. She was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Gainesville to James H. and Myrtice K. Dennis, and was raised in Starke and graduated from Bradford High School. Charlene worked over 34 years with the Marion County School Board. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Salt Springs. She is survived by: her loving husband of 55 years, Willis; son, Dennis (Kristy); daughter, Dena (Kenny) Stevens; sisters, Kay (Audy) Hinson, Henree (Jimmy) Martin, Martha (Bernie) Stalzer; three grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Memorial Service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church in Salt Springs, with Pastors Eric Gervais and Charles Litzell officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Marion County. Arrangements under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony. PAID OBITUARY Katrina Deese STARKE Katrina Trina Michelle Deese, age 47, of Starke, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was born in Plant City on Sept. 22, 1970 to William and Molly Blevins May. Trina resided in Lakeland for many years until relocating to Starke in 2000. Shortly after relocating, she met and married the love of her life Ron Deese on June 20, 2003. Trina loved life and lived it to the fullest. Trina was passionate about her cooking and loved turning her creations into beautiful presentations. She was a movie buff and enjoyed thrift store and antique shopping. She also enjoyed attending the Six Gun Territory History Reenactment. Most of all, Trina loved her family and spending time with them. Trina is survived by: her loving husband of 14 years, Ron Deese of Starke; her parents, William and Molly Blevins May of Starke; her son, Trevor Finley of Starke; her sisters, Tina (John) Coulter of Lakeland, Sheila (Wayne) McCarty of Auburndale, and Billie (Loren) Russell of Tallahassee; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Trinas Life was held on Nov. 29 at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Johnie T. Hobbs officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit www. ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Frederick Ellison Frederick Ellison LAKE BUTLERFrederick J. Ellison, known to all as, Jimmy of Lake Butler, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at age 58. He was born Oct. 31, 1959. Jimmy graduated from Union County High School and started his career as a Correctional Officer at Union Correctional Institution. Later in life, he became a minister of Jesus Christ. Jimmy loved to play golf. He especially loved to be joined by family and friends to watch, none other than, the Florida Gators. Above all, Jimmy loved his Savior Jesus Christ. He will be greatly missed. Jimmy is preceded in death by: his grandmother; Pearl Norman; mother, Elsie Norman; daughter, Shannon Ellison. He leaves his family to cherish his memory. Jimmy is survived by: his loving wife of 40 years, Phyllis Ellison; daughter, Patty (Josh) Andrews; parents, Frank and Connie Garmon; sisters, Carol (Rick) Vierling, Robin (Randy) Jenkins, Mickey (Jerry) Dorminey, Norma Jean (Dave) Cornett, and April (Robert) Norman; grandchildren, Josh Andrews, Jeffery Andrews, Stefani Nash, and Lindsey Nash; greatgranddaughter, Tinleigh. Jimmy is also survived by: several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at the Full Gospel Church in honor of Jimmy Ellison on Nov. 25. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY T h e h i r i n g o f a l a w y e r i s a n i m p o r t a n t d e c i s i o n t h a t s h o u l d n o t b e b a s e d s o l e l y u p o n a d v e r t i s e m e n t s B e f o r e y o u d e c i d e a s k u s t o s e n d y o u i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t o u r q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d e x p e r i e n c e The Weekly Paw Print: October has been designated as Adopt A This week we salute the unsung heroes of veterinary medicine. Im talking about National Veterinary Technician Week. The individuals you see assisting the veterinarian do more than you can see in the exam room alone. Veterinary technicians deliver medications, administer and monitor anesthesia, assist the veterinarian in surgery, collect and run lab tests, and so much more. They do all that they do while remaining patient and compassionate. They never lose sight of what their mission is and why they are there. The veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and the veterinary receptionists make up the veterinary team. Veterinarians rely on their team to care and provide for their patients beyond just the medicine. This week I would like to personally thank my awesome team. I could not do what I do without their help, their inspiration to be the best, and their compassion. It is my privilege to work with each and every one of them. Next time you see a member of your veterinary health care team, give them two paws up! This Saturday is National Mutt Day. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving, and celebrating mixed breed dogs. This special day was created to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation. Approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds and sadly have a lower percentage of adoption when compared to their purebred counterparts. So how do we celebrate the mixed breed on this day of national awareness? It starts with some simple facts. For example, did you know mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, live longer, and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs? Many mixed breed dogs are also used as working dogs, such as bomb and drug snifng, search and rescue, and guiding the blind. Throughout history there have been many famous mixed breed dogs; Laika was the the rst animal in space, Sinbad and Sgt. Stubby were the only two animals to be classied as non-commsioned ofcers in the U.S. Military, and of course Benji who became a very popular pet star. Whether famous or not there are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters desperately waiting for a new home. You can spread awareness too. If you or someone you know is considering a new pet, please remember to visit your local animal shelters. You never know. Your best friend could be waiting for you there! d Obituaries d UFs Center for African Studies, she discovered a lot of grants and fellowships were available for students to do research in Africa. Opportunities are especially available for students to study African languages since they are understudied, Cervone said. She received a scholarship to study Arabic, which took her to north Africa. I was able to get whats called the Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship, Cervone said. They pay all of your tuition. Plus, you get a living allowance. All you have to do is add the language to your college schedule. Youre getting the opportunity to learn a new language, but then youre also getting a lot of support to go through college. I dont think many students are aware of that at Santa Fe. Im trying to raise the awareness that there are a lot of opportunities for them to engage in. Most of Cervones research was done in Morocco, living in a village in the Atlas Mountains. That allowed her to see firsthand what Africa was really like, but it also showed her that deep down, we are all the same despite our cultural differences. Once you get beneath the surface of clothing, language and maybe skin color, at the core, everybody is really the same, Cervone said, adding, We want the same things. We feel the same things. People just want family and to have their food and clothing and shelter and community. All these other differences are just kind of superficial, but we tend to focus on the differences more than our sameness. I think thats what I was kind of able to come back with, having that sense that were all humans in different situations. The biggest barrier she comes across when trying to encourage students to take advantage of such opportunities is their own self-doubt, which is created by limitations that exist only in their minds, Cervone said. If a student gets past those doubts, he or she is in for a rewarding experience. Cervone talked about one of her students who would eventually receive a Foreign Language Area Studies Scholarship to study Swahili, saying, She was just so excited and having such a great time. Being a graduate student also paved the way toward a teaching career. Like a lot of fellow students, Cervone taught classes, which resulted in her tuition being waived. I didnt plan to go into teaching, but once I started doing it, I found I actually really enjoyed it, Cervone said. Cervone said she likes having discussions with students, which she views as a continuingeducation opportunity for herself. The students often bring in their own experiences and their own points of view, Cervone said. I always try to encourage discussion. Im always being challenged with different points of view. Its kind of a lot like going abroad, where if you create an environment where students can challenge me, then I can learn from them as well. She may not have originally envisioned herself in this career, but it makes her think of a saying she learned in Morocco: Inshaallah, which means, God willing. Now, Im like, aint that the truth? You can make all these plans, but you always kind of end up on this path, Cervone said. I wouldve never, at that time, known that I would take this route, but I cant imagine any other route to have taken. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer How can a church help the community it loves? By leaving the church and going out into the community. That is the reasoning behind First United Methodist Church of Starkes Celebration Sunday, a free event that will take place at the Bradford County Fairgrounds from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 3. Pastor Mike Moore will be giving a message, along with Holy Communion and the lighting of a candle for Advent, but the event will also consist of family fun in the form of games, train rides, hay rides and music by the Ben Carter Band. Barbecue will be served. Moore said his church came to the decision that it had to get outside the walls of the church and host an event that is nonthreatening to those who dont go to a church and maybe are intimidated by going to a church. This is a big step for my church to shut its doors on a Sunday, he said, adding, I thank God Ive got great leaders in my church that want to do something like this. Moore said the church had lost sight of who its clients are those who dont come to church. You can have a brand new bass boat and a beautiful lake full of bass, Moore said, but theyre not going to jump in the boat unless you go fish for them. It is hoped the event will encourage people to go to church, whether its First United Methodist or one of the communitys other churches, Moore said, adding the purpose is to help the community that we love. Starke church reaches out to community with Celebration Sunday Starkes 13 th annual Shop With a Cop will be here before you know it, so now is the time to make a donation and help bring a little Christmas joy to Bradford County youth. The event scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 15 allows children to enjoy a shopping spree at Walmart of Starke. Children are escorted by members of various law-enforcement agencies as well as members of the Department of Corrections. Teachers at Bradford County elementary schools select children who have needs (financial, emotional or psychological), yet are still striving to do their best in school and be outstanding citizens. The program has grown from 34 participants and a one-day event in its first year to now serving hundreds over the course of two days. More than 200 Bradford County elementary students participated last year. That growth or the events existence wouldnt be possible without the support of a caring community. Starke Police Department Maj. Barry Warren said without the kindness shown by businesses and individuals, this program would not be such a valuable asset to this community. As he witnessed last years event, Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson said, You see how much this community loves the people in it. They invest in this community. They invest in the kids. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 8. Checks should be made payable to: Starke Police Department Shop With a Cop. Donations can be mailed to: Starke Police Department, Attn: Maj. Barry Warren, 830 Edwards Road, Starke, FL 32091. Warren is also available to pick up donations. You may contact him at 352-494-3326 (cell), 904-964-5400 (Starke Police Department) or 904368-1384 (office). He may also be contacted via email at starkepdlo@yahoo.com. If youd like to experience what the event is all about, visit YouTube and search for Starke Shop With a Cop. 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James Fink Sr. James Fink Sr. RAIFORD James Judson Judd Fink Sr., 80, of Raiford, peacefully passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. Judd was born in Long Island, NY to the late Arthur and Evelyn Fink. In 1956, James Judd Fink Sr. joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country for the following six years. Later, Judd became a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing the guitar. Judd also enjoyed sitting around a fire with his friends and family. He worked as an electrician, retiring from the Lake City VA. Judd shared his skills and knowledge of electrical work and refrigerator repair with families who were in need. He was a giving man, who was easy to love. Judd is preceded in death by: his brother, Artie Fink; and sister, June Richards. He leaves behind his beloved family to cherish his memory. James Judson Judd Fink Sr. is survived by: three sons, James J. (Sheila) Fink Jr., Raymond A. Fink, and John A. Fink; two daughters, Dorothy Burch and Barbara (Michael) OBrien. He is survived by: 13 grandchildren; and 24 greatgrandchildren, who adoringly called him Poppa Juddy. Judd was loved by many and will be missed. Funeral services were held in his honor on Nov. 27 at Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY John Hoyt SATSUMA John Thomas Hoyt, 71, of Satsuma went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at his home following an extended illness. John was born and raised in Hollister. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea and Vietnam. He loved gospel and bluegrass music and worshiping with his many friends at Welaka Baptist Church where he was a member. John was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Ruth Hoyt; and daughter, Vicki Hoyt. Surviving are: his wife, Jean of Satsuma; two sons, Michael Hoyt of San Antonio, TX, Alan Hoyt of St. Augustine; daughter, Laura Hoyt of San Antonio; five brothers, Woodie Hoyt of Daytona Beach, Bill (Ginny) Hoyt of Interlachen, Daniel (April) Hoyt of Interlachen, Donald Hoyt of Satsuma, and Henry (Becky) Hoyt of Hollister; four sisters, Betty Sineath of Starks, Nita (Rick) Dillbeck of Hernando, Kathy Hoyt of Interlachen, Joyce (Dan) Petrucelli of Bradenton; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be at a later date in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. PAID OBITUARY Charles Johns Charles Johns KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Charles Charlie E. Johns, 69, of Keystone Heights went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Charlie was born in Jacksonville on Sept. 27, 1948 to the late Luther Jacob Johns and Louise Padgett Johns. Charlie was raised in and around the Starke area and attended Bradford County public schools. After high school, he worked as a sub-contractor for several floor covering companies in the Jacksonville area for approximately 35 years. Prior to his retirement in 2009, he worked for six years with the Department of Corrections as a Vocational Instructor. In his teen and earlier years, Charlie played the drums as a member in various local bands and was an avid Gator fan. In addition to singing and playing music, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Charlie was preceded in death by: his parents; his daughter, Pamela Criss; his brother, Jefferson Jacob Junior Johns; and sister, Joyce Tetstone. Charlie is survived by: his wife of 25 years, Caprice Johns of Keystone Heights; sons, Timothy Bo Johns of Starke, Daniel Johns of Jacksonville, and Cory (Amanda) Johns of Lake Butler; daughter, Michelle Jones of Texas; brothers, Earnest Johns, Wayne (Tammy) Johns, Lester (Diane) Johns, and Eugene (Barbara) Johns all of Starke; sisters, Alma Wynn and Betty Johns, both of Starke; 12 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. A Celebration of Charlies life was held on Nov. 29 at the Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Joy Thornton officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. 904964-5757. PAID OBITUARY Joyce Kilby STARKEJoyce Ann Kilby, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 in a Gainesville care center. Mrs. Kilby was born in Jacksonville and has lived in the Starke area for many years. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ronnie E. Kilby, Sr.; son, Ronnie E. Kilby, Jr.; and her sister, Elaine White. Survivors include: four children, David Kilby, John (Kim) Kilby, Dink (Cyndi) Kilby and Belinda Goetzman; two brothers, John (Elaine) Campbell; 15 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Funeral services were held on Nov. 29 in the chapel of Peeples Family Funeral Homes, Jacksonville. Burial followed in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. PAID OBITUARY William Marchant LAKE CITYWilliam H. Bill Marchant, 83, of Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at his home with family. He was born in Cottondale to the late Andrew and Margaret Morgan Marchant. Mr. Marchant was raised in Valdosta, GA and attended Valdosta High School, graduated from Ware County High School in Waycross, GA, and played baseball and football at both schools. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a LHP pitcher for the USAF baseball team. Mr. Marchant was a longtime resident of Lake City and had previously lived in Jasper and Starke. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching softball and baseball for his children and spending time with his family. Mr. Marchant was preceded in death by: his brother, James Marchant; and one son, Asher G. Jerry Sullivan, Jr. Survivors include: his wife, Loretta Law Sullivan Marchant, Lake City; two daughters, Tara (Michael) Krieghauser, Lake City and Mona Pooser, Gainesville; two sons, Bret (Jan) Marchant, Apache Junction, AZ and Ricky Sullivan, Gainesville; one sister, Hazel (Billy) Overholser, Palatka; 15 grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 26 at Christ Central with Pastor Lonnie Johns, officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Lake City 386752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. gatewayforestlawn.com. PAID OBITUARY Leslie Moss HAMPTON Leslie Les Moss, age 75, of Hampton died on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Starke on Oct. 31, 1942 to the late William Moss and Thelma Starling Moss. He graduated from Bradford High School and shortly after graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. After retirement he relocated to Hampton. He was preceded in death by: his father; and his wife of 56 years, Sandy Ann Moss. He is survived by: children, Cindy (Casey) Welch of Edmond, OK and David Moss of Hampton; mother, Thelma Moss of Starke; brothers, James, Charles, Carlos, Lynn, Eddie, and Ronnie Moss; sister, Elaine Moss; and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 am at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kavin Paul officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:00 pm with full military honors. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Judy Roberts Judy Roberts BROOKER Judy Kelley Roberts, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 surrounded by her family, following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Judy was a native of Brooker and was a peninsula resident since 1964. Formerly the manager of the Department of Anesthesia, she worked at Mary Immaculate Hospital for 32 years and retired in 2003. She was also active in her community and a member of Grafton Kiwanis Club. She will be remembered for her strength, courage, kindness, and love. Judy was preceded in death by: her parents, Joseph Wesley Kelley and Muriel Lee Sapp Kelley. She is survived by: her husband of 25 years, Lee Roberts; a daughter, Laura Williams of Crawfordville; a son, Brian Eric Williams of Crestview; a granddaughter, Rachel Ann Williams of Crestview. She also is survived by: her brothers, Wesley Kelley of Brooker, Willard (Charlene) Kelley of Lake City, and Randy Kelley of Brooker. The family would like to thank and recognize their extended family members, LeRoy and Martha Roberts, Robert and Machelle Roberts, Kevin and Tina Roberts, and all their children for their support and care through this very difficult time. A graveside service will be held at Dedan Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 1 at 2 pm. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. For more information, please call (386)496-2008. PAID OBITUARY James Temes LAKE BUTLERJames Dennis Temes, 74, resident of Lake Butler, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 in the E. T. York Care Center, following a long illness. Mr. Temes was born in Columbia, TN on Aug. 25, 1943 to the late G. W. and Alberta Temes. He grew up in Gainesville, attended Gainesville High School and then began a lengthy career as the owner/ operator of Temes Towing. His favorite hobby was drag racing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Temes in 2008; and by his son, Shaun in 2012; and a granddaughter, Heather White in 2013. He is survived by: his son, Mark (Robin) Temes, of Graham; grandchildren, Shaun Temes, Jr. and Jennifer Markham and Kevin, Levi, Cole and Brandy Temes. He was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren Services were held Nov. 28 in the Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Please visit his memorial page at: www. williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. For further information WilliamsThomas Downtown (352) 376-7556 PAID OBITUARY Theron Webb GRAHAM Theron A. Webb, 95, of Graham died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born in Suwannee County on Feb. 4, 1922 to the late Edgar Wyatt Webb and Callie Green Webb. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked a variety of jobs including, metal finisher for 30 years, before retiring. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his first wife, Victoria Webb; brothers, Theo and Ernest Webb; sisters, Lula Ford and Juanita Casey; son-in-law, Ed Sindelar; and grandson, Autrey Gravel. He is survived by: his wife of 30 years, Marie Harrison Webb of Graham; his children, Mary (Wendell) Ford of Orange Heights, Tom (Marsha) Webb of Katy, TX, and Betty Sindelar of Round Lake, IL; 14 grandchildren along with many great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 3:00 pm at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Tom Webb and Wendell Ford officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 3:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven Hospice, St. Judes Childrens Hospital, the Cancer Society, or your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Wendy Wilkins KEYSTONE HEIGHTSWendy Lou Wilkins, 43, of Keystone Heights went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by: a brother, David Wilkins; and her mother, Danette Wilkins. She leaves behind her brother, Douglas Wilkins of Keystone Heights; her sisters, Linda Buckler of Destin, Cindy Warfel of Keystone Heights; and her father: Lou Wilkins of Keystone Heights. A memorial will be held at a later date. 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Bradford Nestor Obec Aburto-Garcia, 31, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500. Russell Hamilton Akins, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for misdemeanor probation violation. No bond was allowed. Jerry Lee Allen, 45, of Starke was arrested Nov. 25 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed. Kasey Randall Brooks, 20, of Hampton was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Brian Sean Copeland, 43, of Starke was arrested Nov. 23 by Starke Police for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated batterycause bodily harm or disability, and kidnap false imprisonment of an adult (see Telegraph A-section for more). Bond was set at $400,000. Brittney Lynn Cowley-Johns, 31, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. No bond was allowed. Tyrone Terrance Davis, 39, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 21 by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender. Bond was set at $10,000. John Marcus Erwin, 41, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 21 by Starke Police on an out-ofcounty warrant from Alachua for probation violation on original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. No bond was allowed. Martin-Law L. Frederiksen, 42, of Adrian, Georgia, was arrested Nov. 22 by Bradford deputies on an out-of-county warrant from Hillsborough. Bond was set at $5,000. Moises Jesus GonzalezRamirez, 35, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 22 by Lawtey Police during a traffic stop for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. Bond was set at $1,500. Edward Allen Grover, 50, of Starke was arrested Nov. 26 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked second offense. Bond was set at $5,000. Roshedia Larose Howard, 33, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 24 by Lawtey Police during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Duval. Bond was set at $5,003. Conscious Samaria Jabree Jackson, 44, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 20 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Linda Hudnall Johns, 51, of Starke was arrested Nov. 25 by Starke Police for battery. According to the arrest report Johns and her boyfriend had been drinking all day when she became upset and struck him in the face. Law enforcement was called. Johns was arrested and transported to jail. Bond was set at $5,000. Anna Michelle Laux, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 23 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving under the influencewith property damage or personal injury. Ricky Bruce McLoughlin, 49, was arrested Nov. 22 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving under the influence. Joshua Bruce Norris, 28, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 24 by the Florida Highway Patrol during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revokedsubsequent offense. Bond was set at $500. Taylor Cheyenne Perry, 23, of Raiford was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Ceddrick Lanard Pittman, 27, of Starke was arrested Nov. 21 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop on an out-of-county warrant from Duval for grand theft and battery. Bond was set at $40,006. Charles Leroy Rhoden, 38, of Starke was arrested Nov. 22 by Bradford deputies on an outof-county warrant for battery domestic violence. No bond was allowed. Charles Justin Vickory, 35, of Hampton was arrested Nov. 22 by Starke Police during a traffic stop for possession of cocaine and on two warrants for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed for the probation violation charges, while bond was set at $15,000 for the possession charge. Catherine Louise Waters, 56, of Starke was arrested Nov. 24 by Starke Police for larcenypetit theft, dealing in stolen property and fraudfalse ownership information to pawn items less than $300. According to the arrest report, Waters, who was staying at Bradford Campgrounds off U.S. 301 North in Starke, took a weed eater from another camper and pawned it at Lending Bear Pawn for $7. The victim saw Waters putting a weed eater in her car and followed her to the pawnshop, leading to her arrest. The victim also had a blower, fishing pole and tackle box stolen, but Waters didnt admit to stealing them (those items havent be recovered). Bond was set at $60,000. Keystone/Melrose Matthew Brian Kirk, 30, of Keystone Heights was arrested Nov. 20 by Clay deputies for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. Desiree Jeanette Peacock, 48, of Keystone Heights was arrested Nov. 22 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Union James Andrew Vaughn, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 23 by Union deputies for felony batterybodily harm or disability, and child neglect without great harm. According to the arrest report, Vaughn and his girlfriend live together as a family and have two children together. They were arguing during the day of the incident when she went into the kitchen holding their 2-month-old son to get him a bottle before leaving the house. Vaughn followed her and knocked a jug of water out of her hand before pushing her down when she tried to go by him. The victim fell with the infant in her arms. Her head hit a cabinet, causing an 8-inch gash that eventually required 15 staples to close. When the victim stood up, Vaughn grabbed the infant and went into a bedroom to put him down. He then returned and pushed the bleeding victim again, causing her to fall against a wall and strike her back. He then noticed the victim was bleeding from her head and told her to get in the car. He took her to North Florida Regional for treatment. Vaughn left her there and went to his brothers home for several hours before he was contacted by deputies and eventually arrested and transported to jail. Tarus Woodall, 42, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 25 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Woodall went to a residence where his ex-girlfriend was staying and yelled at her to give him a phone he had purchased for her. The victim refused to do so and shut the door without locking it. Woodall entered the residence, grabbed the victim and forcibly took the phone from her. On his way out of the house, he also knocked over an antique clock tower before leaving in his vehicle. Law enforcement was called. Woodall was located, questioned, arrested and transported to jail. Christie Anne Walker, 34, of Worthington Springs and Megan Dawn Harris, 27, of Lake Butler were arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest reports, Walker went to Harris residence to talk about a dispute between their children. According to Harris, a fight between the two ensued, with Walker hitting her in the face. According to Walker, the fight started after Harris lunged at her and swung her fist at her. Harris mother eventually came out and broke up the fight. Law enforcement was called. Due to the conflicting accounts from Walker and Harris, and with no other witness, both were arrested and charged with battery. Jamie Hezlitt Prusinski, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 22 by Union deputies on two out-ofcounty warrants from Charlotte, both for sale or delivery of controlled substance/possession of controlled substance/ possession of paraphernalia. Bond was set at $34,000. Lorie Marie Mullins, 44, of Luverne, Alabama, was arrested Nov. 25 by Union deputies for battery. According to the arrest report, Mullins and her sister from Georgia were in Lake Butler to visit their mother for Thanksgiving. An argument between Mullins and her sister started when she attempted to take her child from her sisters arms. The sister, who has adopted one of Mullins children and has custody of the one she was holding, refused to hand him over. Mullins grabbed her sister by the hair and tried to pull her to the ground, scratching her arm as the two struggled. Eventually, the sister gained control of Mullins, dragged her out of the residence and locked her out. Law enforcement was called. Mullins was arrested and transported to jail. Christopher Joseph Gordon, 35, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies for driving while license suspended or revokedhabitual offender, possession of new legend drugs without a prescription and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, Gordon was spotted driving to S&S in Worthington Springs by a deputy who knew he didnt have a valid license. A search of Gordon during his arrest revealed the drugs and narcotic equipment on him and in his vehicle. John T. Hamill, 55, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 21 by Union deputies for disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, a deputy responded to a call from Shadd Trucking about an intoxicated man on the property. An employee of the trucking firm found Hamill intoxicated and laying under a truck in a field behind the business. The employee advised Hamill to leave the property, but Hamill struggled to get out from under the truck and to walk. Law enforcement was called. Hamill was arrested to prevent injury to himself or others. Henry J.J. Jackson, 29, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 20 by Union deputies on a warrant for child neglectcause great harm and possession of drugs controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuananot more than 20 grams and possession of narcotic equipment. According to the arrest report, deputies went to the residence of Jacksons girlfriend near Providence to locate him due to the felony warrant for child neglect. When Jackson was eventually arrested outside of the residence, a search of the master bedroom revealed marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The girlfriend stated the drugs were Jacksons and that she assumed he sells them. According to the offense report for the child neglect warrant, Jackson picked up his 9-year-old son in July from the mother to stay with him and his girlfriend, along with her young son. The two children told to go to sleep after playing a while, but they were jumping on the bed when Jackson entered the room. Jacksons son stated that Jackson then started to choke him and hit him with his hand and then with a belt. The victim told his mother who discovered bruising on the childs back, buttocks and pelvis area when he was returned the next day that the girlfriend entered the room during the incident and stopped Jacksons attack. Bond was set at $50,000 for the child neglect charge. Gas piping 10% off with this admust have ad to receive discount Winter HoursMon 9-5 Wed 9-5 Fri 9-5 Advertising Works!! t ARRESTS t

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EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR TUNITY. All real estate advertising in this news paper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 in 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 cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate in 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 Motor Vehicles $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Af rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Jerry at 904-364-8395 Homes For Sale 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ ed office separate from house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car pet, vinyl flooring, tiled bath, new appliances. City gas. Double size lot borhood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. For Rent RENTALS various mobile homes on lots and acre age in the Keystone Heights, Melrose and Hawthorne areas. Refer ences required. Call Jim at 352-317-5880. WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed room MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323 NEWLY RENOVATED mo bile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828 OFFICE SPACE for rent. tion area, kitchen, handi cap accessible. Fenced area for vehicle secu rity. $1400/mo. Lease required. Please call 904364-9022. STARKE 3BR/2BA MH. CH/A, wall-to-wall carpet, eat-in kitchen w/double oven. Lawn care pro vided, large lot across from Country Club, off 230. Service pets only. Non-smoker. References. $900/mo, $900/deposit. Call and leave message if no answer. Immediate oc cupancy. 904-662-3735 or 904-263-7844 2BR/1BA CH/A, available 11/24, Keystone. Lake view with access. $800/ mo. All maintenance and lawn care included. You may qualify for special discounts, call for de tails. 352-478-8321 or 904-613-5715 SINGLE RETIRED LADY looking for female room mate. Bedroom w/pri vate bath. Kitchen privi leges. $350/mo. $50/ deposit. 386-496-1062 or 904-263-0366 2BR/1BA SWMH. 1 mile South of Starke newly re modeled. Front and back porches. Service animals only. $500/mo. plus de posit. 352-468-2674 STARKE 3BR/2BA DWMH, CH/A, new large eat-in kitchen. Near SR 16 & 301. Non-smoker, ser vice animals only. Lawn care available. $800/ mo. $800/deposit. 904-662-3735-leave message or 904-263-7844 Pets FREE KITTENS 3 months old, spayed and neutered to a good home. 2 adult cats spayed and neutered to a good home. Call 352468-3720 Yard Sales CHERYL, JEANA AND AN day-Friday 8am-? Follow between Purple Gator and Second Hand Trea sures. BIG MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Saturday 8am1pm. Clothes, toys, home goods. 505 Bridges St. across from Wainwright Park. YARD SALE; clothes in cluding 3x-5x sizes. Household, kitchen and Christmas items. Satur day 9-2. 385 Alton Road, Starke YARD SALE; Saturday 9am? Lawtey, 216th St. look for sign. YARD SALE; Thurs., Fri., and Saturday 9am-4pm. Undercover, too much to list. 1303 W Pratt Street. Lake Butler Yard Sales MULTI-FAMILY yard sale. Friday and Saturday 9am-? Home & Christ mas decor, household items, clothes and free stuff. 25616 NW CR 239, Alachua. SERVICE PLUMBER NEEDED & New Con struction Plumber need ed. 352-485-2181. EXPERIENCED APART MENT CLEANER as needed. Apply at The Heritage Villas Apart Court, Starke Fl 32091. PART TIME, experienced maintenance person needed for apartment complex. Apply in person Mon., Tues., & Wed. Heri tage Villas, 607 Bradford Ct., Starke. TRAVEL AGENT NEEDED! No experience necessary. On-site training. Full-time with benefits. 360-500/ weekly plus commis sions. Call Lee 229-5467676 RETAIL SALES/CASHIER & Warehouse position available, apply at Gator II Farm Supply. South of Starke on Hwy 301. HS Diploma required. PART-TIME teachers aide needed for private school. Call 904-964-6100 for ap plication information. DRIVERS, CDL-A: Home every weekend! Dedicat ed Southeast! Walk away lease, no money down. Drivers average $1500/ wk. 855-971-8525. SECRETARIAL HELP need ed. Good with computers and must be drug free. 904-964-8596 WAREHOUSE Associate The City of Starke is seek ing a capable Warehouse Associate to support our warehouse operations. The successful candidate will receive, input, sort, deliver, load and unload products and perform var ious warehouse activities. Candidate must have the ability to operate forklift, hand truck, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment. This posi tion requires considerable physical agility and the ability to lift or move heavy products and climb stairs or ladders daily. Starting salary range $12 $16 hourly DOQ. Applications may be received at Career Source or resumes sent to bmiIner@cityofstarke.org by December 22, 2017 HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY POSITION: Director, Union County Emergency Medical Services JOB DUTIES/DESCRIP TION: As the UCEMS Director he/she must oversee and manage an advanced life sup port (ALS) EMS Service that treats a population of over 15,500 citizens, utilizes 4 ALS equipped ambulances, and em on a 24 hour basis. He/ She will be responsible and accountable for a 1.8 million dollar budget, patient billing, in-house ment, state records orga nization, medical direction updates, progressive ALS and BLS training, em ployee scheduling, with emphasis on supervisory oversight on all admin istrative and operational details pertaining to all pre-hospital care of pa tients both non-emergent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Mini all EMS operations to include: Staff scheduling, budget preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Flori da Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Structure (ICS), National Incident Management System, Health Informa tion Portability and Ac countability Act (HIPAA), grant writing skills, and strong communication skills. Applications must be submitted to the Union County Board of County Commissioners. The of 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an Equal Op portunity Employer and Veteran Preference. Deadline for submitting applications will be De cember 13, 2017 (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE Sat & Sun Hwy 301 DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Handicapped AccessibleThis Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Now Accepting Applications1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 607 Bradford Court Starke, FLCall for more info 904-964-6216Hearing Impaired Only call 800-955-8771 E Q U A L H O U S I N GO P P O R T U N I T Y Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. Carmichael, OwnerEmail: set_right_homes@yahoo.com904-364-6383 Southern Villas of StarkeAsk about our 1&2 BR Apartments HC & non-HC Units. Central AC/ Heat, on-site laundry, playground, private, quiet atmosphere. 1001 Southern Villas Dr. Starke, FL Equal Housing Opportunity 1 & 2BedroomsNOW AVAILABLE$460 $505 Equal housing opportunity. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. 1, 2 3 & 4BEDROOM APARTMENTSHC & Non-HC accessible.1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, FL386-496-3141TDD/TTY 711. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity 801 South Water Street Starke, FL 32091 TDD/TTY 711 1, 2, & 3 bedroom HC & NonHC accessible apartments.This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Equal Housing Opportunity N EED C ASH F AST! 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90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMENTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION the Vikings led 25-0. The Tornadoes had gained only 15 yards at this point and continued to struggle on the ensuring series. Chris Cummings was dropped for a 1-yard loss on a reverse on the drives first play before Kee intercepted a tipped pass to give the Vikings the ball at the Bradford 29. This time, Raynell Killian did the bulk of the short work for Raines, which scored on four plays. Killian had a 12-yard run, followed by runs of 9 and 2 yards, resulting in first-andgoal at the 6. After a penalty on Bradford, Killian found the end zone from 3 yards out. Sanders PAT made the score 32-0 at the 8:47 mark of the second quarter. Bradfords offense showed some life on the next series despite beginning the drive at its own 1-yard due to a miscue on the kickoff return. A personalfoul facemask penalty moved the Tornadoes to the 16. Zion Barber then completed a 45-yard pass to Cummings, giving Bradford a first down at the Raines 39. Bradford gained another first down when Barber drew the defense offsides on a third-andinches play. A personal-foul penalty had the Tornadoes later facing third-and-24. Barber completed a 15-yard pass to Cummings before his own run came up 3 yards short on fourth down. Raines added two scores in the final 2:34 of the half, both of which came on one-play possessions. Marshall scored on a run of 39 yards before adding another touchdown on a 1-yard run, which was set up by a long punt return by Webb. Sanders added the extra-point after both scores for a 46-0 lead, which meant the second half was played with a running clock. Marshall finished the night with 162 yards rushing on 11 carries, while adding an additional 31 yards on three receptions. Raines failed to field the second-half kickoff, which was recovered by Bradfords Travis Lee at the Raines 29-yard line. Jeremiah Vaughn picked up a first down on a 12-yard run, while Tally Chandlers 7-yard moved the Tornadoes to the 10. On fourth-and-1 from the 8, Vaughn lined up to take the snap, handing the ball off to Davis, who rolled out and threw a touchdown pass to Barber. Barbers PAT made the score 46-7. The Vikings answered by scoring on only one play again. This time, it was Durham hitting Webb with a deep pass over the middle for a 55-yard touchdown. Sanders added the PAT for a 53-7 lead. Bradford put the games final score on the board with an 80yard drive. Barber had a 30-yard run, resulting in a first down at the 50. The Tornadoes were later flagged for pass interference, which backed them up to their own 36. On fourth-and-24, Vaughn caught a screen pass over the middle, broke toward the sideline and scampered for a 64-yard touchdown. Bradford unsuccessfully went for two. The Tornadoes finished with just 102 yards rushing, led by Barbers 73 yards on nine carries. Cummings caught three of the teams six pass completions, resulting in a total of 60 yards. Vaughns 64-yard score was his only reception. Overall, Bradford finished with 138 passing yards. In the post-game huddle, Tomlinson told his team, Guys, 10-2 is nothing to be upset about. You just played a very good team in the state semifinals. Not many people can say that. Im proud of you. Im extremely proud of you. He also thanked the seniors for playing building the foundation for future success. Seniors, you all laid the groundwork, Tomlinson said in the post-game huddle. I am going to be forever thankful for that. I love each and every one of you. Vaughn, a junior, thanked the seniors as well for the leadership they provided for him and the rest of the underclassmen. He then challenged the players who will return to join him in working hard in preparation for next season. I do not like losing, Vaughn said. I love to win, so lets get it done next year. Walkers, runners of all ages help support BMS band second during the competitive division at the Bradford photos by Cliff Smelley. Schaefer walks with his wife, Melissa, and their son, Henry. School board member Cheryl Canova (left) and part to support the BMS band. family bragging rights or simply having fun in helping a good cause? SEMIS Continued from 1B