Focus shifts in search for missing woman BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The Clay County Sheriffs Office pulled its mobile command center out of Little Rain Lake Park this week and announced it was changing the focus of its search for 25-yearold Jordan Cooper from searching the area around the park to working leads and tips relating to the missing person case. Cooper was last seen on Nov. 25 at her residence: 6259 Payne Road in Keystone Heights. Payne Road runs east off Brooklyn Bay Road. According to a sheriffs office news release, Cooper has the mental capacity of a 13to 14-year-old. Deputies said they believe Cooper was around Little Rain Lake Park when she went missing. Sheriffs Office Sgt. Keith Smith said the agency now wants to make sure investigators follow up completely on each and every tip. He said leads in the case continue to come in. The sheriffs office took the same approach last year when searching for Hal Warth of Middleburg. The 79-year-old went missing from his 40-acre homestead adjacent to Jennings State Forest on Aug. 22, 2016. Over 150 deputies, members of other agencies and volunteers scoured 1,000 acres in the forest for four days before the sheriffs office put all its resources into chasing down leads in the case. The sheriffs office also said it has information about Coopers disappearance that it is not releasing to the public, but is sharing with Coopers family. Anyone with information on Jordan Cooper should contact Detective Wes Smith at 904-213-6671 or at bsmith@claysheriff. com. People with information may also call the Sheriffs Office directly at 904-264-6512 or call a tip line at 352-473-7211. Food Pantry expanding to UC residents BY TRACY LEE TATE Times Editor The Bradford Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry is gearing up for the holiday season, working to stock up its shelves with good quality food for those in the county who need a little help to have enough to eat. This year, they are working even harder than normal because, as of Dec. 4, they will also begin serving the residents of Union County. The food pantry moved to the old Gold Key Farm Supply store at the Bradford County Fairgrounds the first of August and the volunteers there are enjoying the additional space that allows them to move about freely and really organize the donations of food. The building, which is owned by the state, is theirs at no cost, but the pantry must pay the utilities. The organization has permission from the state to do what needs to be done to make the building as useable as possible, so plans are underway to do some rewiring to allow for more freezers, coolers and airconditioners than the current system is designed to power. They also hope to build a 12by 18-foot extension off the back firstname.lastname@example.org www.StarkeJournal.com Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 County asking for public support, BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor There was a lot more talk about the need to address firefighting service in Bradford County including the need for a paid, professional fire department but no decisions on how to get there. The only clear agreement among county officials is that the public needs a better understanding of what is happening with the volunteer fire service and why the commission is considering a change. Among the considerations is how to pay for a professional department. The commission was reminded it could raise taxes on property or fuel, pass a franchise fee on electric companies, or institute a special assessment for fire service as it does on garbage. How much that assessment would be is something the county wont know until a consultant is hired to perform a study. Based on the $689,000 generated annually by the garbage special assessment $75 from most households and $150 from most businesses the fire assessment would need to be higher to cover the cost of the proposed fire budget. A prior estimate was $130 a year to help fund the $1.28 million budget. Just like the garbage assessment, Starke is not considered a likely participant in the fire assessment as it has a professional fire department of its own. The county is looking at establishing four paid stations that would be manned during daytime shifts Monday through Friday. Paid staff would operate out of the stations in Heilbronn Springs, Sampson City and Theressa. The countys existing fire personnel, including Fire Chief and Marshal Chip Ware would staff the fourth station, responding from where they work in the courthouse, and would remain on call on weekends. Increasing the budget for fire protection and raising the money to pay for it has been a volatile issue in the past. A referendum is not required, but county attorney Will Sexton indicated some commissioners have talked about once again asking voters to approve a fire assessment. The fire assessment failed in the past, so what is different now? The public has always taken for granted that volunteers would respond when needed, but according to the county that is no longer the case. The average age of the volunteers is rising as recruitment has fallen. More training than ever is required to become certified, and career and other obligations have also made volunteers less available. Meanwhile, according to Ware, demand for service is at an all-time high. Calls so far this year were nearly 3,250 as of the Dec. 4 workshop, compared to 1,218 in 2010. They have been climbing steadily each year, explaining Sheriff Gordon Smiths frustration when dispatch pages multiple stations to an emergency and there is no response. Take the fire at Tatum Brothers Lumber in Lawtey on Nov. 30. On scene first were the countys paid fire staff, including Ware, who County Manager Brad Carter pointed out would not have been at work after hours or on the weekend. They were followed by paid firefighters from Clay County and the city of Starke. Only two certified volunteers arrived within the first 30 minutes. Thats the reason weve got to move in this direction, Carter said. The manager said they were looking for consensus from the board to allow Ware to continue moving toward centralization of the departments, to allow staff to procure a consultant to perform the required study, and to begin a campaign to educate the public. Commissioner Chris Dougherty said public awareness is where the county needs to start, but the commission was criticized for the timing of its workshop. The daytime meeting didnt draw much public participation, and none at all from volunteer firefighters, something citizen Paul McDavid pointed out. McDavid spoke about the state of the volunteer departments, saying volunteers feel left out of the conversation and like expectations are amounting to ultimatums. He said the county isnt recruiting new volunteers because they dont want to be part of a Mickey Mouse operation that risks their safety. The county insists the stations and their chiefs will maintain their voice on a reinvigorated fire council. But, yes, they will ultimately come under the authority of the of the county fire official and a single set of policies and procedures. In addition to paying professional firefighters, the county would also like to offer a $250 a month USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 138 th Year 18 th Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Srawbries his sid Heave See PANTRY, 8A District offers more, but not enough for union BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor The school district increased its compensation offer during last weeks negotiating session with the Bradford Education Association, but not enough to satisfy the bargaining team. The district increased its offer from one to two steps on the respective salary schedules for teachers and other employees, but the union still wants three steps after backing off its initial demand for four. While not closing the gap, Assistant Superintendent David Harris said the offer gets the district close to giving employees what they feel theyve lost in past years. We feel this is a fair offer, we feel this is a move in the right direction. We hope that you guys will allow us to get money in our teachers pockets and in our ESPs pockets, Harris said. The sooner we can get this established, the sooner we can get moving for next years contract. You all have agreed that in the past weve taken way too long in getting these contracts signed. But BEA President Tiffany Gnann wanted nothing to do with that narrative. She said the union was ready to begin meeting over the summer. The reason its taking so long is because when we come to the table, we get this. We dont need the drama. We dont need the words. We dont need the manipulation. Speak clearly, and dont put it on us, she said. Harris asked if he should withdraw the offer after Gnann said they did not accept it. The union did, however, caucus with employees present before coming back again with a request for three steps. School Finance Director John Valinski was unsuccessful in convincing BEA the district couldnt contribute more toward raises without damaging its financial position, which it has worked to regain after the boards reserves fell below 3 percent. The board was close to borrowing funds to make payroll, he said. Now the financial condition ratio is 15 percent, and Valinski said 10 to 15 percent is where he wants to keep it. The district has been collecting close to 100 percent of its budgeted revenues and spending 93 to 94 percent, allowing a fund balance to build. Four steps the unions initial request would have increased expenditures over revenue by more than $1 million, Valinski said, and that would be a recurring cost each year, easily wiping out the boards $2.3 million fund balance in two years. Even two steps could require dipping into the fund balance, with expenditures surpassing revenue by $350,000, unless the district is able to Bradford seeks a more exciting brand BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor A lukewarm reception means its back to the drawing board for Bradford Countys effort at branding itself. On Dec. 4, the county commission was presented a logo and branding statement that would be used to market the county and attract development. After unenthusiastically approving the logo, the board was convinced to take a step back and get more public input. The statement was unexciting, and the logo which the board rescinded its approval for failed to capture Bradford County. PHOS Creative Inc. worked to develop the branding, and their work was paid for by a state grant. Unfortunately, the timeline of that grant even with an extension stood in the way of broad collaboration. PHOS did work with county staff as well as the chamber of commerce, but the commissioners themselves had not seen the results of the work until Monday morning. PHOS CEO Brandon West and senior designer Jenelle Kruse talked about their process and how the design and statement were developed. To define Bradford Countys brand, they first surveyed the county staff members they were working with. The goals were to create a brand that accurately represents Bradford County within its own community as well as attracts target industries to create economic growth and presents Bradford as a positive and enjoyable place to live. Ideas they developed included creating an old meets new identity that captured both Bradfords simple lifestyle and opportunity for growth, said West. Keywords included small community, country values, quiet, safe, classic and rural. They wanted to take what Bradford is its strengths and build from there. Based on what they learned, Kruse said Bradford is a haven for nature lovers and history buffs. It has workforce training See FIRE, 8A See BARGAIN, 8A See BRAND, 8A
2A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 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 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! Breakfast with Santa Starke Elementary Secrest, Melanie Ceasear and Robyn Bayes. and Amber Westerman. Enjoying breakfast together are Tonia Adkins and her daughters, Brynlee and Abigail. Squeezing in for a photo together are James Hood and Melissa nd Dakota Marston. Teacher Cindy Canova instills a love of music and performance in her students. Those pictured with her include Kayla Hipps, Braelyn Brown, Kylee Thornton and Tucker
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 3A LARGEST Selection of BOUNCE HOUSES in Bradford County! Bounce Houses Water Slides Dunk Tanks Trackless Train ukuleles. sang We wish you a Merry Christmas with the audience. Pictured are Alexandria Arenz, Brilyn Brown, Haley Ackermann, Kayla Hipps and Braelyn Brown. Christmas merriment in Starke Get 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, music 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. Extension you to open house Ever need help with your garden? Having trouble with your pastures? What about healthy eating or canning? Kids interested in 4-H? The University of Florida Bradford County Extension may be able to help! Join the extension for an open house on Monday, Dec. 11, from 46 p.m. and learn what they have to help you! They will have tables and educators available to answer questions and just chat about what is going on. An Advisory Committee meeting will take place immediately following the open house. If you are interested in being a part of the committee please just let us know. Pet photos with Santa Grab 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.
4A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 rffr nnftffnffrrb rrnffffr rbfrt r frnb 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. School Brooker students jumped on teams for 75 minutes during the fundraiser, which was Elementary in 1980. In addition to raising money for the American Heart Association, participating students can win T-shirts, jump ropes and other prizes. The best trick jumpers at Brooker were (l-r) School Champion Presley Acree, Kristen Balkin-Gainey (second place) and Destiny Polk (third place). Brooker Elementary School students jumping the longest without a miss at the Nov. 17 Jump Rope for Heart event were (l-r) Rhianna McKinney (second place), School Champion Kendall Cook and Zach Webb (third place). Jump Rope for Heart events have been raising money for the American Heart Association for years, helping the the number of people dying from heart disease and stroke. Jumping the longest at Hampton Elementary without a miss were (l-r) Dawson Thomas (second place), Layla Bradley (third place) and School Champion Silas Markwich. Also pictured are Axel Markwich (second place) and Justice Adkins (third place). Lawtey parade Dec. 16 Come see Santa at the city of Lawteys annual Christmas parade, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. There will be entries from community and church groups, classic cars and motorcycles, and more. The parade begins at Lawtey Elementary School and travels east onto Lake Street and crosses U.S. 301. The lineup will turn around at Walk by Faith Ministries and travel back to the school. For more information, contact Benjamin Strong at 904-7823130 or Cynthia Ross at 904-7691147. 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. Free transportation Communities in Schools of Bradford County offers free transportation to employment, daycare, and job training or other educational services, Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Please call 904-964-7776 to see if you qualify.
Church 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. Madison Street Baptist Churchs worship ministry will present With a Name Like His on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. Francis Chapter No. 140 Order of the Eastern Star cordially invites you to fellowship at its 106th Thanksgiving service and celebration of St. John the Evangelist Day on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Starke. Greater Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church of Starke will hold its annual Christmas play, The Heavens are Telling, on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church will hold its yearly Watch Night service on Sunday, Dec. 31, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to help bring in the new year. St. Edward Catholic Church of Starke invites everyone to join in celebrating the birth of Christ. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for this holy day will be celebrated on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. and Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 5A Y Across the Garden Fence Z Across 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 email@example.com. Plan a botanical Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. If youve been lucky enough to take an Alaskan cruise, you may have stopped in the lovely city of Victoria with baskets of colorful flowers lining the streets. The climate is mild compared to most Canadian locales, which makes it a popular vacation and retirement destination. The lovely harbor is recognized as an official airport because of the amount of seaplane and floatplane use. Many visitors are unaware of the beautiful world-famous gardens only 30 minutes outside of the harbor area. One of the most interesting things we discovered was that many of the plants on display in Butchart Gardens are ones that we have right here in Florida. What makes their gardens unique is the way the plants are grouped and positioned. It was an impressive and picturesque spot that reinforced our desire to visit gardens both at home and when we travel. We have amazing public gardens in Florida. Throughout 2018 the Bradford County Master Gardeners will be visiting various horticultural sites in Florida. I hope to share some of our experiences in hopes of peaking your interest in discovering what Florida has to offer to gardeners. Let me introduce you to two botanical gardens that are within a oneto two-hour drive of Starke. First is the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. It is comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 mile paved walkway. My favorite area to visit is the herb garden, considered the largest in the Southeast. Youll also want to walk through the states largest public display of bamboos. Some of Kanapahas gardens are organized taxonomically; others demonstrate principles of ecology or natural selection. Except during special events, like the Spring Garden Festival and Moonlight Walk, dogs are permitted on leashes. Picnic baskets are welcome and there is a picnic area very close to the entrance building. Kanapahas walkways are largely wheelchair accessible and benches, gazebos and other rest stations are liberally spaced throughout the facility. An exceptional gift shop offers a varied and unusual array of items including original art and treasures from the natural world. The second destination is located just west of Williston, a small town in Marion County and south of Gainesville on Highway 121. Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens opened for to the public in January of 2014. The creator began the gardens after discovering a 100-year-old retired lime rock quarry. With the initial idea of designing a giant fishing pond, he transformed the old swamp, leaving the islands and pathways displayed today. The quarry walls are lined with concrete and rock planters, filled with hundreds of species of plants and flowers. Trees and topography of the quarry allow temperate and semitropical plants to flourish year-round. We found this to be one of the most unique botanical gardens wed ever seen and worth our drive. The restrooms are considered wheelchair accessible, however the gardens are not. It is pet friendly and there is an area for picnics. Consider and afternoon outdoors and visit these or other Florida gardens. 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Library Library crowd with their Christmas crafts Bradford County Public Library ended a successful year of how-to classes with three fun-to-make holiday crafts. Participants made cute elf-inspired containers out of painted jars, felt and other embellishments. For the second craft, they recycled empty wine bottles, using sparkly yarn and bling to turn them into festive decorations. The third item that the ladies made was a winter-themed vase. Instructors Debbie Geiger, June Keefe, Linda Jones, Priscilla Davis, Marilyn Keys, Bonnie Perea, Emily Luke, Elise Nessmith, Diane Ennis, Mary Alice Perone, Toya Belyew, Debra Hall, Susan Shari Reed concentrates on sewing bells onto a red felt collar for her Elf Jar. her jar so that she can proceed with the next two crafts. 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 Christmas holiday, the library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 22, and Monday, Dec. 25. Holiday hours on Tuesday are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. 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. Santa Claus Dec. 14 Santa Claus will be at the library on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Bring a camera to take a family photo with the jolly man. Attendance is free. All children between the ages of birth to 12 years are invited. 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. Holiday Elf Dec. 18 Join us for a childrens comedy show that will have you laughing out loud. The hysterical Holiday Elf will perform magic at the library on Monday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. Attendance is free. 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6A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Our Classified Ads Help Yourent apartments, houses, promote garage sales, hire people, find jobs, locate pets, sell your services, goods, real estate ... get your word out! Hitchcocks Harveys Family Dollar Store CVS Walgreens Winn-Dixie Ace Spires IGAServing the surrounding area for over years!THE Sports, Student Athletes & School & Community Teams Crime Reports & Arrests Government Social Happenings & Gatherings School Events & Information Graduating Seniors Straight A Students Community Events Church & Group Announcements Births, Weddings, Obits ... EXCLUSIVEin-depth localNews CoverageEXCLUSIVEin-depth localNews Coverage I want to stretch my shopping dollars and save money each week. Please send me 52 weeks of the for Only $39 We accept MC, VISA, Amex by mail or over the phone and cash in person at our offices.Call 904-964-6305 to subscribe or send check to: P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091Name Address City/ST/Zip Phone #s Email:GET YOURLOCAL NEWSSTORE SALES, DEALS, RESTAURANT COUPONS & SHOPPING INSERTSall together conveniently by mail!GET YOURLOCAL NEWSSTORE SALES, DEALS, RESTAURANT COUPONS & SHOPPING INSERTSall together conveniently by mail! Tractor Supply Walmart Dollar General Badcock Arbys Hardees Sears SAVE $$Sales Deals Coupons Insertsfrom*SAVE $$Sales Deals Coupons Insertsfrom*&*may vary by week & locationPlusSubscribe to Subscribe to Envelopes Stationary Letterheads Invoices Color Brochures Sales Presentation Instant Copying & Laser Printing(Black & White or Color)Faxing Service(Sending & Receiving) FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner vs. VANESSA G. WARREN, Case #40920 Respondent TO: VANESSA G. WARREN, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Admin istrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in ac cordance 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 hear ing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Crimi nal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforce ment, 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 certifica tion pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: November 14, 2017 Dean Register, Professionalism Di rector 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 ASSOCIA TION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO CIATION ND, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA RIES, 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. TO; GMC LENDING & MORTGAGE SERVICES CORP Also Attempted At: INC160 GREEN TREE 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; 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 Legals See LEGALS, 7A Honor Roll STARKE ELEMENTARY MAKING STRAIGHT A FIRST NINE WEEKS: (lr) Kiley Hogue, Kadynce Brown and Trevor Clements. STARKE ELEMENTARY GRADERS MAKING NINE WEEKS: (l-r) Kelsey Reddish and Annabeth Casey. THE FIRST NINE WEEKS: Lorelai Walker and Marea Ludwig.
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 7A 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 fol lowing 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 Sec tion 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, said Parcel being more particularly de scribed 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 con veyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Com mence 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 contin ue 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 Be ginning, PARCEL C: A Parcel of land lying in the N 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Sec tion 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 West, Bradford County, Florida, said parcel being more particularly de scribed 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 con veyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Com mence 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 East erly 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 No tice in the and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the re lief 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 im paired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an as sisted 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 ASSOCIA TION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO CIATION ND, Plaintiff; vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA RIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ES TATE OF SHAWN LEE A/K/A SHAWN ROBERT LEE, el al., Defendants. TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI CIARIES, 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 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 fol lowing 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 Sec tion 23, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida, said Parcel being more particularly de scribed 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 con veyed TOGETHER WITH a right of Ingress and Egress over and across the following described parcel: Com mence 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 an iron pipe; thence 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 384.88 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly boundary of aforesaid county graded road; said Southerly 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 Sec tion 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 bound ary 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 of SW 1/4: thence South boundary 174.96 feet to an iron pipe for a Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described said Southerly boundary 180.32 feet to an iron pipe (said pipe being 396.00 feet Westerly of the South east corner of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 W parallel with the Easterly bound ary of said N 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 a distance of 259.62 feet to an parallel with said Northerly boundary 177.55 feet to an iron pipe; thence the Point of Beginning. Above described parcel being con veyed 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 the Northerly boundary thereof, E parallel 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 boundary of the right of way of a County Graded Road for a Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described continue parallel with said Northerly boundary parallel with said Easterly boundary, 390.71 feet to the Southerly bound ary of the right of way of aforesaid County Graded Road; thence North boundary 14 feet to the Point of Be ginning. 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 im mediately 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 im paired, please call 711, If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an as sisted 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 The Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Triple S Plumbing, Inc., David Skinner, Presi dent, applied on March 7, 2017 to the Department of Environmental Protec tion for a permit under Chapter 62640, F.A.C., to operate the Triple S Plumbing Septage Management Fa cility (SMF), an existing 0.039 MGD annual average daily flow permitted capacity septage management facil ity (SMF), for the treatment of foodestablishment sludge and domestic septage collected from private onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS). The SMF cur rently operates under Chapter 64E6, F.A.C., Department of Health per mit DOH-04-QY-1117993 as a lime stabilization facility. Treatment unit operations for the batch processing facility consists of one 4,500-gal lon receiving tank -with fine screen (screen openings between 0.5 and 0.75 inches), two existing in-ground 9,000-gallon treatment tanks, and the proposed addition of two additional 9,000-gallon treatment tanks with a maximum truck loading rate of 425 gpm. This includes lime storage, lime slurry tote, associated piping, pumps, blowers, valves, and appurtenances. The Type III facility is rated to treat approximately 0.82 dry ton per day or 300 dry ton per year. Triple S SMF is located approximately at latitude stone Heights, Florida 32091, Brad ford County. The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection dur ing normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Depart Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, at phone number (904) 256-1700. The Depart ment has assigned this project num ber as: FLA979252 001DW3S. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administra tive hearing is filed under Sections 120,569 and 120.57, Florida Stat utes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petition ing for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests posed permitting decision may peti tion for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (re ceived by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the De partment at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahas see, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Section 120-60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a pe tition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the ad dress indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of ministrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent in tervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compli ance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material tion is based must contain the follow ing information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and tele phone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone num if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of ests will be affected by the determi nation; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the De (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ul timate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Depart ment to take with respect to the De Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition action may be different from the po sition taken by it in this notice. Per sons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final deci sion of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. In addition to requesting an admin istrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The elec tion may be accomplished by filing with the Department a mediation agreement with all parties to the pro ceeding (i.e., the applicant, the De partment, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida Administra tive Code. The agreement must be received by the Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement. As provided in Section 120.573, Flor ida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sec tions 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administra tive hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the par ties, the mediation must be conclud ed within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agree ment of the partiesPersons seeking to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions within fourteen days of re ceipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120,569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If me diation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the ad ministrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for dispo sition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes. 12/7 1tchg-BCT Bradford County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Commit tee to Meet Thursday December 21, 2017 The Bradford County LMS Planning Committee/Work Group will meet at 2:00 pm on Thursday December 21st at the Bradford County Sher Center (EOC), 945-B North Temple Avenue. The County encourages any interested citizens and business own ers to attend and provide input. The Committee guides the preparation of the Bradford County Local Mitiga tion Strategy (LMS), which serves long-term risk for protecting people and property from the affects of natu ral disasters and to build a safer and stronger community. Please contact the Bradford County Emergency Management Department at: (904) 966-6336 for more information. The public meeting is being con ducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring assistance or an interpreter for the hearing impaired, the visu ally impaired or language interpreter should contact Wendy Russell, Brad ford County Emergency Management Deputy Director at 904-966-6336 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any person wishing to pro vide comments who cannot attend the meeting may do so by submit ting written comments to the County Emergency Management Director by December 18th. Agendas may be obtained by calling 904-966-6336, no earlier than De cember 18, 2017. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPOR TUNITY/HANDICAPPED ACCES SIBLE JURISDICTION 12/7 2tchg 12/14-BCT The Board of CareerSource North Central Florida will hold a Youth Com mittee Meeting on December 7, 2017, at 3 pm at 10 NW 6th Street, Gaines ville, FL. For more information please contact Talia Pate at (352) 872-5904. 12/7 1tchg-BCT 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. 2CNDL63F166064586 2006 CHEVROLET 12/7 1tchg-BCT SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/02/2018, 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. KMHDN46DX5U974407 2005 HYUNDAI 12/7 1tchg-BCT Pursuant to the Florida Self Storage Act Statutes Sec. 83.801-83.809, NOTICE: A Public Auction will be held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. at C & C Mini Storage 1650 S. Walnut Street, Hwy 301 South in Starke, Florida. The fol lowing units contents will be sold to the highest bidder, and continuing day to day thereafter until sold. 1-21 S. REVELS 1-67 C. VARNES 1-73 H. BRADSHAW 12/7 2tchg 12/14-BCT Legals Continued from 6A
8A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Reduced, All the Extras STARKECHEVROLET.COM 2015 NISSAN ROGUE 2013 CHEVy CAPTIVA 2017 DODGE JOURNEY 2011 FORD FUSION 2017 CHEVy IMPALA V6 $ 12,998 $ 16,980 $ 9,995 $ 22,680 $ 8,980CU2067 CN2221B CU2069 CU2046A1901 Temple Ave (301) Starke, FL SALES 877-828-6635 | SERVICE 877-825-8704 HOLIDAY MARKDOWNSREDUCED! LOOK!Third Row SeatingLow Payments $ 3,595CU2020A 2000 GMC Sonoma Nice Truck ALL NEW VEHICHLES QUALIFY FOR EMPLOYEE PRICING SAVE up to $ 11,000 OFF MSRPHOLIDAY MARKDOWNSCU2068 $ 19,970Low Mileage / Save Thousands turkeys. Many families were blessed. Pictured are P.J. Nipp from Coggin GMC (center) Ministries presented Sabrina Williams from the Florida Department of Children and stipend to volunteers who are adequately trained and meet minimum service requirements. Appreciation for volunteers would be more than just lip service. Commissioner Frank Durrance said the county should get a consultant on board so its not rushing through the process at the end. Its difficult to request public support without knowing the amount of the fire assessment, however, and the county wont know that amount until a consultant completes the study. At the same time, Durrance and the other commissioners wanted to know what that study is going to cost the county. That figure will be brought back to the board. If the county wants the new assessment on the tax bill for 2018, it has until September of next year to put it in place, according to Mondays discussion. FIRE Continued from 1A of the building that is specially insulated to allow the most economical freezer and cooler usage. The addition already has a nickname among the volunteers The Chicken Room, after the often-large donations of chicken that come to the pantry from Davis Trucking. The pantry is in need of donations of food from Union County, as all they currently have coming in is from USDA. They plan to keep the Union and Bradford donations separate, so it is essential to note what county you are donating for should you choose to do so. They are also in need of funds for the improvements mentioned above, as well as materials for the projects. They need of a commercial cooler as well (not a freezer) to keep produce and dairy products fresh. We need churches, businesses and organizations in Union County to donate food or money so we can serve Union County residents as well as we do Bradfords, said Betty Warren, volunteer coordinator for the pantry. Even a can or two of food will help. We want to be able to help everyone who needs it in both counties, but we need help from the communities to do it. As it stands now, Union County residents will have to travel to Bradford County to pick up their food, although the pantry is willing to set up a satellite location in Union County if anyone would be willing to donate the space. Food is given out once every two months per family, with bread and pastries available every two weeks. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4 p.m., with the last client seen at 3:55 p.m. to allow the pantry to close on time. Clients must sign in, wait their turn and then go through a registration process during which they must provide proof of residency in either Bradford or Union and proof of any children they are claiming as dependents. As always, what the pantry needs more than anything are volunteers. Currently, all of the volunteers in Bradford County are ages 65-78 and many cannot lift the large containers that some food comes in. Warren noted that some younger people are around these days, thanks to Whispering Pines, which is offering its employees four paid hours a month to spend working at the Food Pantry. Having enough to eat is the most important thing for anyone, Warren said. We are here to help and we have the desire to do so, but we need the support and help of the communities we serve to make it possible. The Food Pantry will be closed Christmas week, from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. If anyone is eligible for food on Dec. 25-28, they will need to come in during the week before Christmas to be served. continue holding expenditures back to 94 percent of what is budgeted. Other financial pressures include the loss of grants, requiring the district to absorb the cost of those employees. Even being awarded funds for a new school a strong possibility will present challenges when the district loses other capital funds and the general fund has to pick up costs like facility maintenance, school bus purchases, etc. But Gnann said the districts real problem will be not having teachers to put in the new school. Teachers struggle with paying their bills every day, she said. We know what its like to scrape the bottom of the barrel every month, said Gnann. We would love to have a fund balance of 10 percent in our savings accounts. She said a 3 percent fund balance might not be healthy, but its sometimes necessary when the districts employees are owed money. Valinski said it would earn the district a visit from a Department of Education financial recovery team. The union also objected to the districts offer for teachers on the performance salary schedule being restricted to those evaluated as effective or highly effective. The district also offered a bonus of sorts to teachers and employees who achieve perfect attendance, allowing them to cash in some sick time, one day for each nine weeks of perfect attendance. The district will also fund one additional day for each semester an employee doesnt miss work. Thats a total of six days of incentive pay possible each year. Other than compensation, both sides have been talking about teaching conditions, including the scheduling of planning periods and the ability to work from home on teacher planning days. Harris said the move toward a seven-period day or eight-period block schedule options the district is currently exploring for next school year would eliminate planning from a zero period prior to the start of school. Depending on their schedules, teachers in middle and high school teachers would have their planning periods sometime during the school day. With some exceptions, it looks like working at home on planning days may be achievable as well. The next meeting was set for Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. BARGAIN Continued from 1A programs for the businesses that locate here. Its engagement with Santa Fe College helps drive this. They listened to what Bradford Countians had to say in developing the branding, Kruse said, including feedback obtained from Facebook, but the number of respondents was limited. The visual elements that make up the logo required some explanation. They were drawn from images that PHOS said resonated with the team. The Andrews Center the countys former courthouse and an important landmark is prominent and speaks to the countys history as well as the colleges role in higher education and workforce development. The path refers to the states pathway to progress and Bradfords role in that. Another image featured a farm at daybreak, with the sun representing the dawning of a new day. These elements were also incorporated in the logo, with the colors of brick red, sun gold and field green being tied together by a navy blue. One version of the logo was a new emblem for the county that includes the branding statement, Supporting Floridas progress. The prior positioning, Moving Florida forward, was broad and unrealistic given what Bradford is, according to West, so they focused on the countys role in supporting the states progress. With regard to brand integrity, I would say that what we found with Bradford is that they werent moving Florida, but they were sustaining; not leading, but backing; not pushing Florida forward, but upholding its advancement, he said. West said Supporting Floridas progress was a branding statement the county could justify when communicating with prospective businesses considering Bradford County. After some discussion of the cost of incorporating the new logo, it was approved by the commission, but prior to voting on the branding statement, the board heard from Maj. Brad Smith with the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, who urged the board to hold off. Im not excited about it, said Smith, discussing how the sheriffs office handles public relations campaigns, including allowing time for feedback to help shape the final product. The commission will be wasting its money if it invests in adopting a campaign that doesnt excite anyone, he said. Youre throwing good money at an idea that could be better, Smith said. Commissioners agreed they wanted to look at other options. The grant will pay for PHOS work. Any future work by this or another consultant would be on the countys dime, but they staff likely do as County Manager Brad Carter suggested and work on it in-house. He said they would involve local businesses and, at Commissioner Danny Riddicks suggestion, students from area schools as well. In other business: Commissioners approved a resolution requesting state funding for Communities in Schools of Bradford County to add site coordinators in elementary schools where as at the secondary levels they will work on absenteeism, dropout prevention and raising student performance. A short list of roads in need of resurfacing was sent to the Florida Department of Transportation for potential grant funding. The roads are Northwest County Road 225 from U.S. 301 to State Road 16, Southwest County Road 235 from County Road 231 to State Road 100, and Northwest County Road 177 from County Road 229 to State Road 16. Wallace Construction Company of Saint Cloud, Florida, was awarded the project to repair and restore the box culvert on Southwest County Road 231 with a bid of $73,685. An emergency motion was made to approve the contract. 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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford Transition Academy students dont get much of a rest when it comes to their annual Holiday Showcase. As soon as one is over, they begin almost immediately preparing for the next. Thats a good thing. The Holiday Showcase is more than just creating and selling seasonal decorations. Its part of the process of teaching individuals with developmental disabilities life skills, with the goal of enabling those individuals to become as self-sufficient as possible. The second annual showcase, which was held Dec. 1, featured artwork in the form of wooden pallets painted with snowmen, reindeer and other items associated with Christmas. Smaller pieces, such as candleholders and ornaments, were also available. Weve been working almost a year on this, Transition Academy teacher Lisa Gault said. As soon as our craft show was finished last year, we started again. This is a lot of work. This is a lot of time. In making their decorative pieces, students have had to take measurements and use tools, such as screwdrivers and chop saws. Then comes the creative process in decorating each piece. Its the highlight for some of the students. Curtis Knights, when asked what part of making the pieces he enjoyed the most, said, Painting, thats for sure. Fellow student Brian Starling said his favorite part is seeing the completed painted images, adding, I like how they look on the boards. The skills students have been using to construct and design their decorative pieces have not been limited to those of the manual labor and artistic varieties. Interpersonal skills play a role as well, with students learning how to purchase the wood used for their projects and asking businesses if they can have their discarded pallets. The Holiday Showcase is a fundraiser that allows the students to take trips. The firstever showcase helped them take a trip to Disney World. It wasnt enough to simply raise money for the trip through the showcase, Gault said. Students were required to figure out how much the trip would cost. They researched Disney admission prices and looked into whether or not student discounts were available. They determined transportation and food costs, having to think about how many meals they would have to eat during their trip. Gault said she told the students, We have to make a budget in order to make this trip. This is a big, expensive trip. Make it happen. Make it happen, they did. They figured it out, Gault said. They met their goal. They raised enough money. They paid every penny of their Disney World trip. This year, the students will take multiple trips of a smaller variety, such as visiting St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park or the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory. Disney was fun, but it was so crowded, Gault said, adding, It was just so overwhelming the lines and all. Even though the kids were great, I told them, For the money we spent, we couldve gone somewhere else and had just as much fun. They agreed. 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By qualifying for Miss Florida now, Harrison, a 2013 Union County High School graduate, has plenty of time to prepare for Miss Florida, which will be held in the summer of 2018, and focus on completing her degree at the University of Florida. Harrison wins Miss Largo pageant BY TRACY LEE TATE UCT Editor There was a time when people knew how to do things. They could feed themselves without the need for a grocery store on every corner and communities were made up of a group of people, each of whom had a specialty or two, which as a whole produced the majority of what was needed. The making of cane syrup is one of the skills that made life a little sweeter for these self-sufficient folk, producing nectar that could be used in place of often-expensive sugar and allowing the concept of dessert to become a regular expectation. Today there are a great many syrups on the market, including some types of cane syrup, but none of these has the taste of the original product, cooked in a huge kettle lovingly tended, by people who had mastered the art passed down to them by their parents. Hard to find these days, but in Bradford County, one man and his wife carry on the tradition that both of them learned at their parents knees. Roy and Clifford Jackson, who have been married for 61 years, learned the art of making cane syrup from their parents in Madison County. Roy was from the town of Lee and Clifford (a family name and one which she says was the name of several girls she knew) in the town of Madison. In Madison County, she worked at Western Union and a florists shop called The Rosary. Roy worked as a meat cutter in a meat market. The couple came to Bradford County in 1960 when Roy was offered a job by Suwannee Stores (a grocery company) managing their store in Starke, beside the current location of Denmark Furniture. The couple bought the store from Suwannee in 1973 and continued to run it. They built their own building on Call Street in 1983, behind American Paper and stayed there until 2006. The couple then sold out and intended to retire, but Roy said the customers would not leave them alone. It seems that he made a special sausage that no one wanted to do without, so Roy was aggravated into opening another store in April 2006, this one next to his home on Southeast 21st Avenue (Forsyth Road). Through all of its incarnations and location changes, Roys Grocery has been a fixture in Bradford County for 58 years. Roys Grocery sells meat, cut by Roy or one of the two additional butchers he employs. The store sells only heavy Western grain-fed beef and pork, in all the popular forms and, of course, Roys sausage. You wont find any meat from Mexico or Argentina in here, Clifford said. We want to give our customers the best meat we can and we dont know how meat from other countries was raised or handled before we get it. Although the idea at first was just to make and sell the sausage, their customers wanted more and suggested that they just sell everything. So now they also carry a few canned goods, cold drinks and dry staples like beans, rice and pasta. They carry some bread, but no milk and have never, or will ever, sell beer (or any other form of alcohol). The couple has three children: Rodney, who works with his parents at the store, Kyle, who works at DuPont, and Karen Gaskins, who is an assistant administrator for Argyle Pediatrics in Starke and Jacksonville. The three children have given the couple seven grandchildren, who in turn have given them three greatgrandchildren so far. Roy and Clifford run the store, with help from the two additional butchers, Jacob Hartley and Garrett Thornton, as well as cashier Sue Silcox. The couple keeps busy, especially on Mondays in the late fall, when its time to make the cane syrup. The couple have been making the syrup for about 30 years and even though they both knew the process from helping their parents, Roy still laughs when he remembers their first batch. It was so thick it wouldnt come out of the bottle the next day, when it had cooled, he said. The Jacksons grind cane, cook syrup and bottle it every Monday from the last of October until they run out of cane, usually sometime in December. The cane is ground in a special press and the liquid collected in buckets. The liquid is then poured into a large cast-iron pot set in concrete and heated from the bottom with propane. The pot holds 60 gallons of raw cane juice and has been passed down through Roys family. He said it must be at least 100 years old. The juice must cook for about four hours to make the transition from juice to syrup. At first the solids from the grinding of the cane rise to the top, but these will be skimmed off when the liquid reaches 180 degrees F. The syrup must reach a boil and thicken and then be ladled out, strained and bottled while still hot. The original 60 gallons of juice cooks down to only about 3.5 gallons of finished syrup. From four to five acres of sugar cane, the Jacksons produce between 20-30 gallons of syrup per year. The syrup is bottled in clear class bottles of a size known as a fifth, meaning four-fifths of a quart. One batch will produce about 35 fifths of syrup. While Roy said he can tell when the syrup is ready for bottling by sight, he wants to be sure that every batch, from year to year, is of the same consistency and quality, so he uses an instrument called a hydrometer to measure the thickness of the syrup before he decides it has cooked long enough. Once the cane has all been cut and the syrup cooked, it is time to replant the cane fields for the next years crop. Roy said cane is easy to grow. It is done using cuttings from the current crop, which has buds, known as eyes, at each joint, or node, on the cane. Sections of cane are stuck into the ground in November or December and the new crop will be ready in about a year. The sugar cane I am growing here is different from the type they grow down south to make The Lake Area-Keystone Heights Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will participate in the organizations worldwide candle-lighting event on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., with the overall program beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Building at First United Methodist Church of Starke. The Compassionate Friends is a support group for families who have experienced the death of a child. All are welcome to attend. Making cane syrup: a lost art in a modern world Compassionate Friends candle lighting to be held Dec. 10 The boiling syrup has been cooked down and dipped the heat helps seal the bottle, which will not require refrigeration until after it has been opened. his friend Glenn Morgan holds the bucket to catch the juice. of the nearly boiling cane syrup.
Bradford Martavious Antron Albritton, 24, was arrested Dec. 3 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500. Sarah Ann Benner, 27, of Lawtey was arrested Nov. 28 by Bradford deputies after a controlled narcotic purchase by the sheriffs office drug task force for selling drugs methamphetamine, possession of drugswith intent to sell and for a public-order crimeuse a twoway communication device to facilitate a felony. At the jail, she was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $84,000. Jamaal Latrivas Brown, 31, of Starke was arrested Dec. 4 by Starke Police for disturbing the peace. According to the arrest report, Brown was intoxicated and arguing loudly with someone near Pecan Tree Apartments on S.R. 16. He refused a request by residents to go inside and stop disturbing everyone, so they called law enforcement. Bond was set at $500. Lawrence Mickel Brown, 31, of Palatka was arrested Dec. 2 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked third or subsequent offense. Bond was set at $5,000. Shane Francis Roy Carey, 25, of Jacksonville was arrested Nov. 28 by Starke Police at Whispering Oaks Apartments on an out-of-county warrant from Duval for burglary of dwelling with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm, weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and possession of burglary tools. Bond was set at $260,012. Travis Dekon King Covington 31, of Starke was arrested Nov. 28 by Bradford deputies for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed. Ryan Christopher Demar, 35, of Starke was arrested Nov. 30 by Starke Police for fraud illegal use of credit cards and possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription. According to the offense report, Demar stole a credit card from his mother on Nov. 24 and used it to purchase a blender at Walmart. He then attempted to return the blender and get cash, but the store put a credit back on the card for the value of the item. Several days later, the victim discovered Demar had used the card and notified police. Video surveillance from Walmart confirmed he used the card. An officer, who went to Demars residence to question him about the incident, arrested him for fraud. Once in handcuffs, Demar asked the officer if he could take him inside the house so he could put on a pair of shoes. In Demars room, the officer observed four Alprazolam pills in a candleholder, leading to the additional possession charge. Bond was set at $20,000. Amin Subhi Fares, 58, of Starke was arrested Nov. 29 by Starke Police for battery. According to the arrest report, Fares was arguing with his wife and yelling at her when their teenage daughter came in and asked him to stop. He turned and slapped her twice across each cheek, causing headphones to fall off her head. Law enforcement was called. Fares was eventually arrested and transported to jail. Jennifer Nicole Hazen, 32, of Alachua was arrested Dec. 4 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugsmethamphetamine and selling drugs, both within 1,000 feet of a specified area. According to the arrest report, two deputies went to Hazens residence in Brooker to investigate a possible meth lab. In a laundry room of the home, they found numerous items used in making methamphetamine, including cut and stripped lithium batteries, empty boxes of generic Sudafed, a digital scale and two small bags with methamphetamine residue in them. Hazens home is within 1,000 feet of Brooker Baptist Church, leading to the upgraded charges. Bond was set at $50,000. James Alexander Jetton, 53, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 28 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for fraudfailure to redeliver leased property $300 or more. According to the offense report, Jetton failed to return a television and furniture to RentA-Center in Starke in August 2016 after he stopped paying rent on the items. The items were valued at more than $2,800. Charges were filed against Jetton through the State Attorneys Office, leading to his eventual arrest. Nicole Carrie Larkin, 27, of Raiford was arrested Nov. 29 by Bradford deputies on a Florida Highway Patrol warrant for driving under the influence, property damage while driving under the influence, possession of drugscontrolled substance without a prescription and child neglectwithout great bodily harm. Bond was set at $14,000. Catherine Ann Lemay, 47, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 28 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for fraudfailure to redeliver leased property $300 or more. According to the offense report, Lemay failed to return a computer and washer/dryer to Rent-A-Center in Starke in August 2016 after she stopped paying rent on the items. The items were valued at more than $3,800. Charges were filed against Lemay through the State Attorneys Office, leading to her eventual arrest. Ellorandzro Powell, 37, of Starke was arrested Dec. 1 by Bradford deputies during a traffic stop for driving while license suspended or revoked habitual offender. Sabrina Nicole Presley, 34, of Starke was arrested Dec. 2 by Bradford deputies for two charges of aggravated stalking. According to the arrest report, Presley was parked in a driveway next to the victims mothers home when the victim pulled in with his teenage daughter in a vehicle. The victim then pulled out and drove toward U.S. 301 on C.R. 230 as Presley followed in her vehicle. When they were both on U.S. 301, Presley started to pull even with him and then swerved at his vehicle several times. At the intersection with S.R. 16 in Starke, both stopped for the red light. Presley exited her car and started walking toward the victim and yelling at him, leading him to run the red light and go to the sheriffs office to file a report. Presley was arrested. It was noted in the arrest report that she has made accusations against the victim a 33-year-old man that are currently under investigation by the sheriffs office. Bond was set at $20,000 for the charges. Jacob Austin Rosenbaum, 20, of Melrose was arrested Dec. 3 by Bradford deputies for larceny grand theft less than $5,000, dealing in stolen property and public-order crimeusing twoway communication device to facilitate a felony. According to the arrest report, Rosenbaum stole a set of wheels and tires from the back parking area of Triple S Plumbing on S.R. 100 near Keystone Heights. Rosenbaum had previously worked at the company and had inquired multiple times about purchasing them. The owner didnt want to sell them. Rosenbaum was let go from the company before the wheels were stolen. He was a suspect in the mind of the owner, who owner checked Facebook Marketplace and found Rosenbaum had the wheels and tires listed for $900. Deputies, who messaged Rosenbaum to meet at the Starke Walmart parking lot to buy the wheels, arrested him when he showed up with the stolen items at the arranged time. Bond was set at $17,500. Crystal Nicole Taylor, 34, of Gainesville was arrested Nov. 28 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,500. Keystone/Melrose Danny Ray Boree, 32, was arrested in Keystone Heights on Dec. 2 by Clay deputies for operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license. James Barnard Johnson, 36, was arrested in Keystone Heights on Nov. 30 by Clay deputies for being a fugitive from justice. Archie Willard Randall, 41, was arrested in Keystone Heights on Nov. 28 by Clay deputies for possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license. Union Nicole Carrie Larkin, 27, of Raiford was arrested Nov. 29 by Union deputies on a warrant for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed. Takoya Shantel Brown, 22, of Gainesville was arrested Dec. 1 by Union deputies for resisting an officerobstruct without violence. According to the arrest report, Brown was a passenger in a vehicle fleeing from a deputy attempting to conduct a traffic stop. When the vehicle got stuck on a side road, Brown exited it and fled on foot until she was caught by a deputy and restrained. Paul Lee Lewis, 34, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 27 by Union deputies on a warrant for felony probation violation. No bond was allowed. Theodore Gomez Young, 28, of Lake Butler was arrested Nov. 30 by Union deputies on a warrant for fleeing/eluding police, driving while license suspended or revoked, resisting an officer obstruct without violence and for escape. Bond was set at $45,000. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 3B 609 N. 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4B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 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 Letters email@example.com Dear Editor: On behalf of the American Legion Post 153, we thank Carlton Faulk, Union County School Board Superintendent, Mike Riplinger, Union County High School Principal, the award winning Tiger Band, the UCHS JROTC, and the students and faculty of the three Union County Schools for the tribute to our Countys Veterans and their families on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony was a fantastic honor to all the military men and women who have or are serving our state and nation in the Army, Navy, Air force, Marines, Coast Guard (Active, Reserve and National Guard). This years Veterans Day Ceremony was conceived by Mr. Riplinger as a possible answer to many issues regarding the students not the least of which was the back to back homecoming and Veterans Day Parades in November of each year. The Homecoming Parade was normally preceding the Veterans Day Parade. These back to back parades placed a burden on the schools that was partially relieved with the consolidated ceremony and the elimination of the Veterans Day Parade. The honoring of all veterans was accomplished by placing them at the lead of the Homecoming Parade. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifices while serving our Country in uniform, normally happens when the students are in summer recess and there is no planned parade. Student involvement for Memorial Day Ceremonies is on a voluntary basis. The Lake Butler American Thanks to Union County High School for honoring veterans Legion Post No. 153 meets quarterly (Jan. 18, April 19, July 19 and Oct. l8, 2018). We have a covered dish supper in the Lake Butler Lodge No. 52 Dining Room and conduct our business following the supper. We support the Memorial Day and Veterans Day Activities, the UCHS JROTC and the American Legion Baseball League. Spouses and friends are encouraged to attend with our members. The annual cost for membership is nominal and can be accomplished on line or through our Adjutant, Thomas Fortner. God Bless Our Veterans, Ted M. Barber Post Commander Dear Editor: Generosity is a hallmark of our Lake Area Region. I witness this each year through Operation Christmas Child, an evangelistic ministry of Samaritans Purse, as the Team Leader for the Keystone Heights Drop-off Location at Trinity Baptist Church. The 2017 global goal is 12 million shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys. The astounding number of 4913 shoeboxes poured to bless poor children around the world! After inspection at the Atlanta Processing Center, these gift boxes will be delivered to many countries: Angola, Belize, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jamaica, Mali, and Tanzania. Several volunteers from our area served at the Atlanta Processing Center this year. It definitely requires an army of volunteers to pack, collect, inspect and deliver shoeboxes to delighted children, most of whom have never received any gift before. I am thankful for every hand involved in this worldwide ministry. I am always delighted to see the donors come in with their beaming faces and precious gift boxes. Our community always rises to the occasion. Stores and restaurants advertised with colorful posters. The Lake Region Monitor encouraged participation through articles and photos. Payless Shoe Stores and Bealls Outlet Store donated countless numbers of empty shoeboxes to wrap and pack. Red and green decorative OCC shoeboxes (known as Gospel Opportunities or GO boxes) were offered at Bonnies Pizza, Johnnys Bar-B-Q, Mallards Dollarama, and Shear Creations. McDonalds once again donated Happy Meal toys as fillers. Ladies crocheted hats, purses and dolls. Handmade embroidered outfits as well as beautiful quilt squares found their way into the shoeboxes. Johnnys Bar-B-Q graciously advertised Trinity Baptist Church as the Drop-off for shoeboxes on its famous sign. Bryans Ace Hardware and Elixson Wood Products helped to transport 246 heavy cartons of shoeboxes to the Gainesville Central Drop-off Location. Forty-eight volunteers served to collect, count and cartonize the shoeboxes over eight days. Deserving recognition are the 35 churches, 5 civic and school groups and 6 families who joyfully packed the 4913 shoeboxes. Boxes came from Brooker, Florahome, Graham, Grandin, Green Cove Springs, Hampton, Hawthorne, Hollister, Keystone Heights, La Crosse, Lawtey, Melrose, Middleburg, Starke, and Waldo. Moments of reflection occurred throughout the week as individuals shared interesting shoebox testimonies. The oldest project leader at 92, Charleyene Brantley from Paran Baptist Church, shared her connection with famous evangelist Billy Graham. The oldest donor, 110 year-old Hermia of Starke, led us in her favorite life song again, Thank you Lord. A Lake Area Bible Church participant shared her recollection of receiving similar shoebox gifts every Christmas in war torn Germany when her family was extremely poor. That box meant the world to me and gave me hope as a little girl. This is why I pack these boxes every year. Selfless donors, you did another stupendous job! You are helping to change the lives of 4913 boys and girls, ages 2-14. Our global world has allowed us to touch the lives of these children in desperate need of hope. Many emails and letters were received this year from recipients of shoeboxes. Musu in Namibia, Africa could hardly understand how the clothes in his box fit him perfectly just in time for winter. Thank you for picking me out of a million. Words of thanks are hardly enough to the Lake Area Region for your continued sacrificial giving of shoeboxes. We are the hands and feet of Jesus when we give these wonderful gifts. Pray for the children who will receive our shoeboxes. Imagine the looks of wonder as the children open their special gifts! Whenever the shoeboxes arrive, it is Christmas! We celebrate each beautiful Lake Area continues strong support of Operation Christmas Child Dear Editor: Life proves that those who go against nature always lose. By allowing phosphate mining our county destroys wildlife habitat, depletes & pollutes its underground and surface waters, degrades the local communities, and increases traffic pressure and accidents. The list of negative impacts goes on. And what happens after phosphate is extracted, are all of those sacrifices worth it? When phosphorus fertilizer reaches the ground in tilled agricultural fields or in highly manicured lawns, only a fraction of it goes to the plants, and most of it leaches out and creates pollution in rivers shoebox packed in this region with caring hearts. From the bottom of my own heart, thank you and thank you again. Merry Christmas! Preparing already for our next Shoebox Season in 2018, Diane Michel Team Leader Keystone Heights Drop-off Location Operation Christmas Child and streams. I have a large productive garden and have never used any chemical fertilizers. Nature is very wise, and one does not have to mine deep to find nutrients. A simple and yet powerful way to bypass chemical fertilizers is compost. It is rich in phosphorus, as well as other essential nutrients. Phosphorus contained in compost is slow-release and less likely to leach. Compost also adds organic matter to the soil, helping to retain moisture. There are various ways to produce and apply compost depending on the scale and site specifications. It can be done in small or large quantities, applied by layering or as a fine mist. Yet, it takes care of waste, serves as a versatile and effective fertilizer, creating no destruction, nor pollution. No doubt that large-scale agriculture will need to change in order to be abundant without chemical fertilizers. Different farming methods that enrich and preserve soil fertility exist and should be widely applied: no-till agriculture, polyculture, interplanting, and permaculture. So, before destroying the beauty of our countys lands, lets ask ourselves, why mine in the first place? Sofya Tairova Lawtey Is destruction caused by mining worth it?
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 5B Gas piping Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV Insurance AUTO HOMEMOTORCYCLE MOBILE HOME BOAT RENTERS UMBRELLACLASSIC CAR RV BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Pro fisherman Shaw Grigsby did talk about his craft, but what he most enjoyed during his visit to Crosshorn Ministries Nov. 16 meeting at the Starke Golf and Country Club was discussing his faith and the ways God has proven his presence in his daily life. Now I get to talk about the good stuff, Grigsby said, following a brief talk about fishing and a time to enjoy snacks. He said he was at a tournament when he accepted a cassette tape of Hank Parkers testimony from a man who was handing them out for free along with Bibles. Grigsby admitted he didnt even know what a testimony was. On his drive home at night, his father, who had accompanied him, fell asleep. I said, You know? Ive got that tape. This is how things work, Grigsby said. You know how God works things. Grigsby was able to reach back and feel around in his suitcase until he found the tape. I listen to Hank Parker tell about his life and how he accepted Jesus Christ and what a major difference it made in his life, Grigsby said. I was thinking about that because when I was doing good, I was good, but I still wasnt real happy, and when I was doing bad, I was really bad. Grigsby said he realized what he needed to do to make his life better, but he resisted until he met the same man he received the tape from at a tournament in Okeechobee. The man asked him if hed like to have dinner. They went to a Chinese restaurant. The date was Jan. 22, 1990. He explained the gospel of Jesus Christ to me, Grigsby said, adding, I prayed over a bowl of hot and sour soup. I prayed to accept Jesus Christ. Since then, Grigsby said God has opened his eyes over and over again. He shared one incident in which he, his wife, mother and grandfather were in Germany, driving on The Autobahn. I dont know about you, but if you take a country boy and put him on a highway with no speed limits? Yeah, it was awesome, man, Grigsby said. Im cutting it loose. At some point, Grigsby said he just got the sense that someone was telling him to slow down, so he took his foot off the gas. As he rounded a corner, there was a pile-up. Grigsby said he began to do what hes done in similar situations he put his foot on the brake pedal and just waited for the crash to happen. Again, he seemed to sense a voice telling him to pump the brakes, which resulted in the avoidance of a crash. What they teach you in school, Grigsby said of stopping without skidding, but I had never done it. Another incident occurred at a fishing tournament when an elderly gentleman approached Grigsby at the weigh-in and asked him how he did. As the words were leaving his mouth, the man interrupted, said, Im feeling great, and proceeded to describe how he had aches and pains in his shoulder and leg, but stopped taking Lipitor and now felt better. Grigsby, too, had similar aches and pains and was taking Lipitor. As he related the incident to his wife as they were driving home, he declared he was going to stop taking his medication to see if he felt better. His wife, who is a nurse, told him not to do that. Well, how many of us listen to our wives? I try to, but in that situation I didnt, Grigsby said. The story, though, got his wife to thinking. She eventually scheduled a doctors appointment for him approximately a month later, just to see if everything was OK with his health. A stress test seemed to indicate that everything was fine for the most part, but doctors said there appeared to be an area of his heart that was struggling. Grigsby underwent a cardiac catheterization, which revealed 100-percent blockage in both his right and left coronary arteries and 65-70-percent blockage in his circumflex artery. He was scheduled for surgery the next day. If not for odd encounter at the fishing tournament, Grigsby never wouldve gone to the doctor. He saw that as God giving him a warning. Therefore, he was confident he would come out of surgery OK. It was Gods will for him to live. Thats how awesome God is, Grigsby said. Thats how awesome Jesus Christ is. He literally put things in place to where Id be alive. Grigsby said if youve accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, then he is part of your daily life. Just keep your faith, Grigsby said. Hes there. Another special guest was musician Jack Gafford, who played several inspirational songs from his album, Sinner to Sinner. Gafford, who has played with the likes of Kenny Chesney and Alabama, admitted he was wrapped up in the party lifestyle of musicians and that for 36 years, I kept walking away from Jesus Christ. I wouldnt accept him. When he did, he discovered music would still be part of his life just in a different way. Now, as of Dec. 16, 2013, its not about the party. Its a purpose, Gafford said. I love country music. God is so awesome because when I turned my life over to him, he said, You can still do country music, but the message is going to be a little bit different. *** Of course, if a professional angler is the featured guest at an outdoors-themed ministry, hes going to talk about fishing. Grigsby described some of the jigs he uses and how they work, starting with whats called a swim jig. A swim jig is just like a normal jig, but its got kind of a needle point on it where it can come through the water easy, Grigsby said. As with a normal jig, you can flip a swim jig into cover and let it drop, but you can also make long casts with it and make it swim, Grigsby said, explaining, Its like a little bluegill or little bait fish coming through the water. Grigsby said he uses Hack Attack jigs in two colors mostly: black/blue and white. He uses a 7-7.5-foot rod and either 40-pound braided line or 17-20-pound fluorocarbon line. If he wants to really have fun, Grigsby said he uses a floatingfrog lure. This is my fun time, he said. When theyre exploding on this oh, my gosh. There is nothing like top water. Id give up a whole bunch of fish to catch one on top water. Grigsby compared a floating frog to a four-wheel drive vehicle it can go anywhere (trees, bushes, grass and other vegetation). Youre going to throw it out there in the nasty slop, and then you do just light little twitches, Grigsby said. For a floating frog, he uses 65-pound braided line on a stiff rod because we want to jerk them and get them out of there. Grigsby also discussed using a swim bait, which is basically a swim jig that looks like a fish. You dont have to have the blade, and you dont have to have the weight, Grigsby said. You just put a hook (in it) and throw it and reel it. The fish think its a little minnow. Anglers using a swim bait can twitch it every so often, Grigsby said. That causes the lure to change direction and increases the speed. He said bass tend to jump on it when it does something different. Grigsby said the greatest thing about bass is theyre inquisitive. When they see something, they want to check it out. Theyre going to grab it in their mouth. Even if they dont like it, Grigsby said, adding, Then you jack them up. The same holds true for noises, Grigsby said, which is why he gets a chuckle out of companies promoting a lure that supposedly sounds just like a crawfish, for example. It doesnt have to sound like that, Grigsby said. All it has to do is make a noise. Theyre curious. Theyre going to come look at it. Grigsby was asked several questions, including one by a man who asked for the best way for his 6-year-old grandson to catch fish. The answer was to use drop-shot rig, which Grigsby described as the easiest way to catch fish. He recommended using 20-pound braided line, though said 10-15-pound line could also be used. Its microscopically thin and has no stretch, Grigsby said. When one bites, you pull. Youve got him hooked up. You dont have to have a big hook set. Crosshorn Outdoor Ministries will once again host a Camo Christmas, featuring keynote speaker Tom Farmer (associate pastor at Keystone United Methodist Church) and music by The Backwood Boys, on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Wear your favorite camo, fishing, cowboy/cowgirl or outdoors clothing and get ready for lots of laughs, fellowship and a ton of fun. Dinner will be catered by The Steakhouse in Starke. Cost is $10 for ages 13-adult and $5 for 12 and under. If interested, you are asked to pre-register by Tuesday, Dec. 19. Contact John Whitfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352468-3595. Crosshorn Ministries invites you to celebrate a Camo Christmas Walter Frick (left) of Starke chats with Shaw Grigsby. attended the Crosshorn Ministries meeting when he heard Grigsby would be there. Professional angler Shaw Grigsby breaks out one of his rods to talk about one of the lures he likes to use at the Nov. 16 Crosshorn Ministries meeting. 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6B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Ages 15 18 Name: _____________________________ Age: _______________________________ Phone #: ___________________________ Ages 9 14 Name: _____________________________ Age: _______________________________ Phone #: ___________________________ Ages 5-8 Name: _____________________________ Age: _______________________________ Phone #: ___________________________ Coloring Contest$25 Visa Gift Card for each age group Ages 5 18 | One entry per person/ One winner per household | Child and parent must claim prize | Deadline 12-15-17 | Winner announced on 12-18-17 | Drop off at Telegraph office 131 W. Call Street Starke, FL 32091 Like us on FacebookBradford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Taz Curry recorded a doubledouble, but the Bradford High School boys basketball team dropped its regular-season opener, losing 68-57 to visiting Bolles on Dec. 1. Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, while also coming away with five steals. Chris Cummings scored 15 points and six steals. D.J. Mackey and Matthew Crawford scored six and five points, respectively, while Tavien Young had three points. Jcobi Harris and Jordan Hill each had two points. Mackey finished with nine BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Eddie Thomas almost outscored the opposing team himself as the Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team picked up its first win, defeating visiting First Coast Christian 51-17 on Dec. 1. Thomas had 16 points, while Ray Kirtley and Sawyer Maxwell each had eight. Josh Hughes, Ben Miller and Josh Pendergrast each had four points, while Marco Flores had three. Adrien Ciena and Jarien Woodard each had two points. The Indians opened the season with a 55-40 loss to Oak Hall on Nov. 27 in Gainesville. Thomas had 21 points, while Kirtley had six. Ciena and Flores each had four points, while Woodard had three. Hughes added two points. On Nov. 30, Keystone traveled to Interlachen for its District 4-5A opener, losing 65-52. Thomas had 20 points, while Ciena, Flores and Maxwell each had nine. Garrett Stanley had three points, while Kirtley and Woodard each added one. Keystone played district opponent Bradford this past Tuesday and will host Middleburg on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. The Indians travel to play Trenton on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. before returning home to play district opponent Newberry on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Keystone then travels to play district opponent Fort White on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. rebounds, while Jordan Lee had six assists. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Visiting Newberry shut out the Keystone Heights High School BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer A 4-1 win over visiting Newberry on Dec. 4 gave the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team a 3-1 record in District 5-2A. Keystone (5-5) opened the BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer After an 0-2 start, the Bradford High School girls basketball team won two in a row, but host Middleburg prevented them from improving to 3-2 as the Tornadoes lost 54-44 on Dec. 4. The Tornadoes (2-3) were led by Olyvia Griffin and Jahmya Henderson, who had 13 and 12 points, respectively. Chloe Raab and Jade Baker had six and five points, respectively, while Raynisha Hunter and Regina Roberts each had four. Hunter grabbed 11 rebounds, while Griffin had four steals. Bradford travels to play District 4-5A opponent Interlachen on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. before returning home to play Williston on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m., following a junior varsity game at 6 p.m. Prior to playing Middleburg, Bradford opened district play with two wins, the first of which came against visiting Fort White on Nov. 28 by a score of 51-41. KHHS boys get 1st win by 51-17 score BHS boys drop opener to Bolles BHS girls come up short of 3 in a row Griffin and Raab scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, while Baker, Henderson and Sara Foster each scored seven. Hunter had five points, while Roberts and Dezirae Tabet each added two. Hunter and Raab had eight and seven rebounds, respectively, while Foster had six. Griffin had seven steals and dished out three assists. On Dec. 1, Hendersons 20 points were all Bradford needed in a 60-9 win over host Pierson Taylor. Griffin and Hunter each scored 12 points, while Roberts had four. Foster and Raab each had two. Foster grabbed 10 rebounds, while Griffin and Raab each had four steals. Henderson added three assists. KHHS boys soccer team is 0-3 in district KHHS girls soccer team is 3-1 in district season with an 8-1 district win over Williston on Nov. 7 before losing 5-1 to Columbia on Nov. 8 and 6-3 to Suwannee on Nov. 10. The Indians recorded an 8-0 win over St. Francis on Nov. 13 and a 9-1 win over Trinity Christian on Nov. 16 before losing 9-3 to West Nassau on Nov. 20. Santa Fe handed the Indians a 5-1 district loss on Nov. 28 in Alachua, but Keystone rebounded with a home district win over Crescent City on Nov. 30 by a score of 3-2. The Indians then lost 8-0 to visiting Clay on Dec. 1. Head coach Roger Laurent has not responded to email requests for player stats. The Indians played district opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Fort White on Friday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. Keystone then travels to play Crescent City on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. boys soccer team 1-0 on Dec. 4, handing the Indians their fourth loss in six matches and keeping them winless in District 5-2A. Keystone (5-4-1, 0-3) played its first two district matches on Nov. 28 and Nov. 30, losing 5-0 to visiting Santa Fe and 5-0 to host Crescent City. The Indians did pick up a win against non-district opponent Orange Park, defeating the host Raiders 2-1 on Dec. 1. Alex Cruz and Ryan Turner each scored a goal, with Cruz assisting on Turners goal. Keystones junior varsity team, which was also shut out by Santa Fe and Crescent City, lost 5-1 to Orange Park, with Christopher Anderson scoring the lone goal. The varsity team played district opponent Interlachen this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Fort White on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. Keystone travels to play district opponent P.K. Yonge on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. before returning home to play Crescent City on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Keystones JV team plays prior to the Dec. 12 Crescent City match at 5:30 p.m.
lead at single digits. Two free throws by Bright made it a 19-11 game with 1:32 remaining until halftime. With 1.5 seconds left, Varnes made 1-of-2 technical free throws to give Menendez a nine-point halftime lead. Keystone scored six straight to open the second half. Snider, who finished with a team-high 10 points, scored the first two baskets, while a jumper by Emily Pressley pulled the Indians within 20-17. Menendez then scored the next eight points before Julius ended the drought with a pull-up jumper, which made the score 28-19 entering the fourth quarter. The Indians Victoria Bannon scored on a drive to the basket to open the fourth. She also grabbed a couple of defensive rebounds before teammate Madison Heskett had a layup off a drive by Channell to make the score 28-23. Snider later banked in a foul-line jumper to keep Keystone within five points, but the Indians missed their next five field-goal attempts. The Falcons increased their lead to 36-25, giving them a cushion with which to close out the win. Julius finished with nine points. She and Snider were named to the all-tournament team, which also consisted of Menendezs Varnes and Wagner, Orange Parks Tori Cole and Dyronna Harris and Orange Park JV player Shameka Moore. Wagner was named tournament MVP. Bannon, Bright, Channell, Heskett and Pressley each scored two points for Keystone in the loss to Menendez. The tournament also featured a three-point competition. Keystone JV player McGruder shared the lead with several other players, making seven in one minute. However, Orange Parks Harris eventually won by making 10. Keystone varsity head coach Jessica Carter wished to express her thanks to the tournament sponsors: UF Health ORTHOcare, Vulcan Materials Company, Roberts Insurance, Karts and Robbers, Northway Roofing, Scott Bannon Life and Health Insurance, Handi House Inc., Skipper Property Solutions, Shear Creation, Fancy Nails and Spa, Legacy Homecare Inc. and the Julius and Teemley families. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer With the way the Keystone Heights High School girls basketball programs third annual Turkey Shootout played out, the junior varsity team was probably left wanting a second helping. The JV Indians played one of the tournaments four games and provided the lone positive result for Keystone, defeating Orange Park 32-17 on Dec. 2. Keystones varsity team went 0-2, losing 58-23 to Orange Park and 38-29 to Menendez. The Orange Park and Mendez varsity teams also played each other, with Orange Park winning 46-31. An eight-player all-tournament team was selected and included one player each from the Keystone and Orange Park JV teams. Keystones JV member was Kiley Channell, who scored all nine of her points in a first half that saw the Indians build a 16-8 lead over the Raiders. The Indians (2-0) shut out Orange Park in the first quarter. Channell had a steal that led to the games first basket by Nyasia McGruder. Channell then knocked down a jumper for a 4-0 lead. Dezaray Bright scored off a rebound and drew a foul, making the free throw for a 7-0 lead. Channell then closed the quarter with a three-pointer. Orange Park scored the first six points of the second quarter, but Keystone answered with a 6-2 run, which included two straight baskets by Channell that helped the Indians go into halftime leading by eight. Kloey Pressley increased the Indians lead when she made a three-pointer to start the second half scoring. She scored six points in all in the second half as Keystone went on to win by 15. Bright finished with seven points, while McGruder and Pressley each had six. Maddy Barnhart and Trisha Woodell each added two points. The Keystone varsity team spent much of its time in its two games playing catch-up, though the Indians (0-4) did lead after the first quarter of their first tournament game, which was the 58-23 loss to Orange Park. Haley Julius scored 10 of her team-high 16 points in the opening quarter, as Keystone held a 12-9 lead, but a couple of three-pointers to start the second quarter gave the Raiders a lead they would never relinquish. Keystone struggled with turnovers cold shooting throughout the game. The Indians went 1-of-8 from the field in the second quarter, with the only basket a jumper by Julius following her own rebound not occurring until the 2:40 mark. Still, that left Keystone trailing by only five. However, the Raiders got a basket and a free throw with 14 seconds left until halftime to increase their lead by eight. Dyshaundra Harris then made a steal with seven seconds left and was fouled on a drive to the basket. She made both free throws with three seconds remaining to give Orange Park a 24-14 lead. The Raiders outscored Keystone 9-2 to start the third quarter, getting two of its two of its four field goals off backcourt turnovers by Keystone. A rebound putback by Destiny Bright and a baseline jumper by Julius provided the only points of the quarter for the Indians, who committed more than 10 turnovers as the Raiders built a 36-18 lead. Bright and Savannah Channell finished with four and two points, respectively, while Victoria Snider added one point. In the 38-29 loss to Menendez, the Indians were held scoreless for more than five minutes, but Sniders rebound putback tied the score at 2-2 late in the first quarter. Aryelle Wagner scored two straight baskets for Menendez, which then got a three-pointer from Darrnisha Varnes. Snider had a basket down low to send the Indians into the second quarter trailing 9-4. Anteria Evans had two threepointers early in the second quarter for Menendez, but a twopoint field goal by Channell and a three-pointer by Julius helped Keystone keep the Falcons Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section 7B HOME MOBILE HOMEB uying or B uilding? Is it insurable? What is the cost?Daryl S. BrewerFREE CONSULTATIONDaryl S. BrewerLicensed Agent386email@example.comINSURANCE NOTICE The New River Community Health Center Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, December 13 at 395 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 12/7 1tchg-B-sect NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be consid ered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida at a public hearing on December 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the County Commission Chambers in the North Wing of the Bradford County Courthouse, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the County Clerk, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida, during regu lar business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING ARTICLE IV OF THE BRADFORD COUNTY CODE TO REVISE THE BRADFORD COUN TY PURCHASING PROCEDURES; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO STAFF; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the meet ing are requested to notify the Clerk of the Court, Bradford County Court house, Starke, Florida, 904-9666280 at least two business days in advance; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 1-800-955-8771. 12/7 1tchg-B-sect Legals JV girls win, varsity goes 0-2 in KHHS Turkey Shootout BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team won the District 4-5A championship the last two seasons, but the Indians are currently in an 0-2 hole after opening the season with two straight district losses. On Nov. 28, visiting Newberry outscored the Indians 43-18 in handing Keystone a 67-52 loss. Savannah Channell, who scored eight of Keystones first-half points, finished with a teamhigh 23, while Haley Julius scored nine in the third quarter to finish with 14. Victoria Snider added nine points, while Victoria Bannon, Madison Heskett and Skylar Rollins each had two. It was another big first half for the opponent when Keystone traveled to Interlachen for a 3937 loss on Nov. 30. The Rams led 30-11 at the half, but the Indians surged back in the second half before coming up short. Channell and Julius scored nine and six points, respectively, in the second half, with Channell finishing with a team-high 12. Julius had 10 points, while Bright had six. Snider, Lexie Northway and Emily Pressley each had two points, while Heskett had one. Keystone (0-4) dropped another two games at its third annual Turkey Shootout on Dec. 2 (see related story). The Indians host district opponent Fort White on Thursday, Dec. 7, before traveling to play Newberry on Monday, Dec. 11. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. following 5:30 p.m. junior varsity games. KHHS girls are 0-2 in district after loss to Rams
Robert Baker LAWTEY Robert Lafayette Baker, age 89, of Lawtey passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born in Plant City, Florida on Sept. 13, 1928 to the late James Quill Baker and Eunice Stafford Baker. Robert graduated from Plant City High School and shortly after started his longtime career in the Agricultural Fertilizing field. He served as a Crew Member for 17 years at C.F. Industries until retiring in 1991. Robert was an amazing husband who loved taking care of his wife and he enjoyed fishing and farming in his spare time. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of many years, Ann ONeal Baker; his sisters, Mary Esther Thomas and Aquilla Kennedy; and daughter, Kathy Fawcett. Robert is survived by: his loving children, James Baker, Barry (Kathryn) Baker, Timothy Baker, Susan Baker (Doug) Williamson, and Teresa Baker Creamer; his sister, Althea Cannon; six grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and seven great great-grandchildren. A Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3:00 pm at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Johnie T. Hobbs officiating. 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 Richard Baldree KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Richard Dean Baldree, 64, of Keystone Heights died at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 9, 1953 in Orange Park to Bobby Baldree and Emma (Frisbee) Baldree. He was a member of Lake Hill Baptist Church. He was a lifelong resident of Clay County and retired from E.I. DuPont. He was preceded in death by: father, Bobby Baldree; and son, Chris Payton. He is survived by: his daughter, Pamela Baldree of Worthington Springs; mother, Emma Baldree of Keystone Heights; brother, Joey (Linda) Baldree of Starke; sisters, Barbara Bradley of Keystone Heights, and Donna (Dave) Lawson of Green Cove Springs; four grandchildren; and many other family members. Graveside services were held Dec. 6 at Hall-Gadara Cemetery in Keystone Heights. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Sandra Bostick LAKE BUTLER Sandra Holzhauer Bostick, 68, of Lake Butler died on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Frank Holzhauer and Janet Sheriffe. She is survived by: her husband of 22 years, William Bostick; daughter, Stefanie Combs; step daughter, Nadia Renoll; sister, Norma Laerty; half-sister, Lynn Holzhauer-Rosa; four grandchildren; and many other family members. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Thomas Crosby Thomas Crosby HAWTHORNE Thomas Tom Andrew Crosby, age 53, of Hawthorne passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. He was born in Warwick, RI on Aug. 11, 1964 to the late Stanley W. Crosby, Jr. and Dorothy Marie Henchy Crosby. Tom grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Warwick High School. Shortly after graduation, Tom joined the United States Navy where he proudly served this country for many years as an Operation Specialist. In March of 2004, Tom retired from the military and relocated to Starke. He pursued his second career at Florida State Prison where he was currently serving as a Sergeant. On Dec. 14, 2006, Tom married the love of his life, Constance Ramsey. Tom was a motorcycle enthusiast who loved attending all Bike Fests and riding his Honda motorcycle. He also enjoyed collecting guns and target practicing. Most of all, Tom loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his sister, Joan OLone; and his step son-in-law, Marvin Dunn. Tom is survived by: his loving wife of 10 years, Constance Goins of Portsmouth, VA; his step-children, Robert Stone of Hampton, Michael (Jules) Stone, Jennifer Dunn, and Tommy Joe Goins, III all of Portsmouth, VA; his sister, Claudia (Edward) Read of Warwick, RI; his niece, Danielle Greenberg; and his nephew, Mark (Rachel) Read; his great niece, Jessica Greenberg; nine grandchildren and one greatgrandson on the way. A Celebration of Toms Life was held on Dec. 4 at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Dr. Robert Stone officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetess Associations P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 in honor of Toms life. 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 Steven Fautt JACKSONVILLE Steven Michael Fautt, 31, of Jacksonville died on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. He is survived by: his mother and father, Steven C. Fautt and Faith Fautt; step mother, Jackie Fautt; grandmother, Velma Griffiths; brother, Eddie Foley; and sister, Ciara Kearns. A funeral service was held on Dec. 6 at Archer Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. Daniel Harden PROVIDENCE Daniel A. Dannie Harden, 74, of Providence, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Haven-Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center with his family by his side. He was born in High Springs on Feb. 5, 1943 to the late William Dan and Eula Bryan Harden. He graduated from Union County High School and was a retired mechanic from the Army/National Guard. He was a member of the Hopeful Baptist Church in Lake City and is preceded in death by his son, John Daniel Harden; and his brother, Perry Harden. He is survived by: his wife of 49 years, Emily Harden of Providence; son, Robert (Kari) Harden of Providence; three grandchildren; and many other family members. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of GatewayForest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Zeb Cook and Rev. Kenneth Edenfield officiating. Interment will follow in Old Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Hopeful Baptist Church Building Fund or The Cross Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GatewayForest Lawn Funeral Home, Lake City. Louis LaFache Jr. STARKE Louis Francis LaFache Jr., 81, of Starke died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at his home. He was born March 21, 1936 in Utica, NY to the late Louis Francis LaFache, Sr. and Dorothy Robinson LaFache. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Mathematics. After retiring from teaching he worked in the real estate industry as a sales agent. He is preceded in death by: his parents; and son-inlaw, Richard D. Moskal. He is survived by: children, Deborah Giffune, Diana Moskal, and Louis F. LaFache III all of Utica; brothers, Paul E. LaFache, and Anthony J. LaFache Esq.; sisters, Theresa Tripolone, and Elizabeth Sacco; and three grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 8 in Utica, officiated by his cousin, Reverend Anthony P. LaFache. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Annie Mann Annie Mann LAKE BUTLERAnnie Melody (Hollingsworth) Mann passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. She lived most of her life in Lake Butler up until three months ago. She loved working her word find and word search books as well as watching T.V. She was also known for loving the color pink. She was known by everyone for the unconditional and deep love she had for her son. He was her whole life on this earth. She took great joy in growing beautiful flowers. She loved butterflies and their beauty. She is preceded in death by: her parents, Jesse Earl (Red) Hollingsworth, Letha Mae (Banks) Hollingsworth; two brothers, James Lee (Jimmy) Hollingsworth, and Stanley J. Hollingsworth. Annie Leaves her memory to be cherished by her family and friends. Annie was loved by many and will be missed. She is survived by: her beloved son, Marvin Perry (Brenda) Mann Jr. of Colorado; sister, Frances Earline (Albert) Green of Lacrosse; and brother, Joseph Paul Hollingsworth of Winter Park. A Graveside service was held for Annie on Friday, Dec. 1, at Dekle Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. PAID OBITUARY Robert Montana MELROSERobert B. Montana, 90, of Melrose died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at Haven Hospice E. T. York Care Center in Gainesville. He was born on Aug. 19, 1927 in Miami to Anthony Barreca and Margaret Giacotti. He was a WWII veteran in the U. S. Marine Corps and a Police Officer with the City of Miami for 22 years before retiring. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Keystone Heights. He is preceded in death by: his parents; and his sister, Mary Ann Trevisani. He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Phyllis B. Montana of Melrose; daughter, Robyn Montana of Gainesville; brothers, Frank Barreca of Dunnellon and Tony (Jacque) Barreca of Ocala; two grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and many other family members. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 with Pastor Daniel Finley officiating. Burial followed in Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Keystone Heights Youth Group or to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Sylvia Tillman Sylvia Tillman JACKSONVILLESylvia Grace Tillman, 80, of Jacksonville died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at St. Vincents Medical Center Southside in Jacksonville. She was born April 25, 1937 in Rosehill, NC. She is predeceased by her parents, Harry Gibbons Fussell and Grace Cavenaugh; brothers, David and Harry Fussell; father of her sons, Herbert Leroy McAnnally. She is survived by: sons, Stephen 8B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 Archer Funeral Home Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 20 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,59520 Ga. Metal Casket(4 colors)Vault, Graveside or Chapel Service with one hour prior visitation$5,595 FUNERAL SERVICE WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895WITHMemorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel$1,895CREMATION 386.496.2008pre-payment arrangements available55 NORTH LAKE AVENUE LAKE BUTLER, FL 32054 Serving Families in North Florida since 1973 STARKE OFFICE OPEN 8:30 to 5:00 MON-FRIHwy 301 North, Starke 904-964-2010 (Next to Best Western) The areas largest supplier of Colored GraniteWhen Quality Counts, You Can Count On UsPrimary Location in Lake City at 561 NW Hilton Ave.Member of Better Business Bureau Monument Builders of North America Florida Monument BuildersFL Lic. # F037700 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! One of the best things about being a pet parent is how much they love to play, and choosing the best toys is an important part of your relationship. Whether you are playing a game of fetch or watching him roll around to entertain himself, toys are an important part of your pets well-being. What should you consider when choosing the best ones? You will want to consider the age and size of your pet when making a selection. Most toys have age and weight recommendations on the package. It is good to remember No dog toy is indestructible! If they were truly indestructible they would probably be way too hard and could damage your pets teeth. Durable toys are a much safer and appropriate choice than shoes, cell phones, and other valuables! I highly recommend a chew toy with food/treat dispensing or ones that require your pet to solve a puzzle. Toys that encourage pets to interact with the toy will keep them busy and appropriately engage them for extended playtime. A high quality pet toy can also be used to feed a dogs regular daily portion of food by making them work longer to obtain the food rather than scarfing their food from a bowl in less than 5 seconds. Having to work a bit to gain a meal also promotes appropriate activity, which our pets often dont get enough of, and can aid in weight loss. They also help to keep them thinking and learning, which promotes better cognitive health. Always supervise your pet with a new toy to determine how it holds up to regular play. If the toy becomes damaged replace it with a new toy. I know we want these toys to last forever but your pets teeth are designed to rip, tear and crush. The best you can do is provide appropriately made toys for this fun activity and replace them when necessary! Flu shots available now at the Bradford County Health Dept. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 a.m. 1p.m.-4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome (904) 964-7732 Prevent the spread of germs-cover coughs and sneezes Protect yourself, protect others get a d Obituaries d David McAnnally of Jacksonville, Paul William (Lori) McAnnally of Virginia, Patrick Gibbons (Heather) McAnnally of Middleburg; and four grandchildren. A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel with Pastor Robert M. Griner officiating. Interment will follow at New River Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. www.facebook.com/BradfordTelegraph www.StarkeJournal.com
40 Notices 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 42 & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352771-6191. 47 Commercial Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Af rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904-509-9893 48 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. 50 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 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 DWMH, CH/A, new large eat-in kitchen. Near SR 16 & 301. Non-smoker, service animals only. Lawn care available. $800/mo. $800/ deposit. 904-662-3735 leave message 2BR/1BA SWMH. 1 mile South of Starke, newly remodeled. Front and back porches. Service animals only. $500/mo. plus deposit. 352-4682674 2BR/1BA CH/A, available 12/11, 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 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 4257 NW 178th Loop, Starke FL 32091 Newly Updated $950 Month Contact 904-275-2024 53 A Yard Sales 3-FAMILY yard sale across street from vo-tech. HUGE MOVING SALE. Country Club area. Household items, kids clothes. Lots of good stuff. Sat. 8am-12pm. No early birds. GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. 8-1. X-mas, collectibles, furniture, house wares, books, puzzles, luggage, handyman items along with some free stuff and a cup of coffee and cookies while you look. Morgan Road (CR 233). Look for signs. 53 B Keystone Yard Sales YARD SALE; INSIDE. Ther essa Community Center. Friday and Saturday 8am4pm. Tools, trailers, plus much more. GARAGE SALE at 5154 SE 7th Ave., Keystone. Fri. and Sat. from 8:30 to 4:00. Many Christmas decorations, audio books, antiques household items, weed eaters, cookers, craft supplies, cub cadet riding lawn mower (need repairs) Yard Sale Saturday 8am12pm. Lots of stuff. 105 Valley Road, Starke 53 C Lake Butler Yard Sales WORTHINGTON SPRINGS; 5057 119th Loop (little springs rd) off 121. Large men and wom things and much more. Fri.-Sun. after 9am-? 65 Help Wanted TRAVEL AGENT NEEDED! No experience necessary. On-site training. Full-time with benefits. 360-500/ weekly plus commis sions. Call Lee 229-5467676 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 Emer gency 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 direc tion updates, progressive ALS and BLS training, employee scheduling, with emphasis on su pervisory oversight on all administrative and operational details per taining to all pre-hospital care of patients both nonemergent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Mini all EMS operations to include: Staff scheduling, budget preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Florida Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Struc ture (ICS), National Inci dent Management Sys tem, Health Information Portability and Account ability 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 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. TEMPORARY FARM LABOR: James Mar tin Farms, Enterprise, AL, has 3 positions, 3 mo. operating row crop equipment, Amadas & KMC peanut equipment for planting, spraying & harvesting corn, cotton & peanut crops, fruit & vegetable production, transplanting crops by hand, daily irrigation & electric pump mainte nance & repair; clean & maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, work ers may be required to take employer paid ran dom drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employ ment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence ex penses reimb.; $10.62/hr, increase based on experi ence, may work nights, weekends & asked but not required to work Sab bath; 75% work period guaranteed from 2/1/18 12/1/18. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with Job Order 2318074 at nearest FL Workforce Office or call 850-2457105. TEMPORARY Farm La bor: Sunrise Planting Co., Lyon, MS, has 2 posi tions, 3 mo. experience for assisting w/ cultivat ing, insecticide & fertil preparation for planting & harvesting of soybeans, rice, cotton & wheat crops, transport cotton & to storage; repair, clean & maintain building & equip; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, work ers may be required to take employer paid ran dom drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employ ment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence ex penses reimb.; $10.38/hr, increase based on experi ence, may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 2/1/18 12/1/18. Review ETA790 requirements and apply with Job Order MS238899 at nearest FL 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY Farm Labor: Clark & Co., Shelby, MS, has 8 positions, 3 mo. as sisting cultivating, insec ticide & fertilizer applica tion, planting, harvesting of cotton, soybeans, rice crops, transporting cotton & oilseed crops; clean & maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of standing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able with clean MVR within 30 days; once hired, work ers may be required to take employer paid ran dom drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employ ment; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence ex penses reimb.; $10.38/hr, increase based on experi ence, may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 2/1/18 /1/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# MS238903 at nearest FL 850-245-7105. INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUC TION $16/hr. minimum. Looking for someone to pick me up in Raiford. Please call Jimmy for details. 904-796-9227 HELP WANTED CALL TIME CLERI CAL POSITION Must have experience Microsoft Word, Email, etc. Ability to operate computer and office equipment. Ability to multi-task, show profi ciency in mathematical calculations. Ability to create and maintain re cords and complete pay roll in a timely fashion. Must show professional ism through oral, written and typed communica tion. Ability to work under little or no supervision, must be self-motivated to complete tasks and meet deadlines. Minimum of 2 years experience in a secretarial position. Ap ply at Union County Solid Waste. Position closes at 3:00 p.m. on December 21, 2017. Union County Board of County Commis sioners is an equal oppor tunity employer and gives Veterans Preference. CDL Driver wanted: Clean MVR, dump trailer experience a plus. Job history required, local and regional. Send resume to: Greenedge01@bell south.net, Call 904-2894322 MANUFACTORING and Production Worker needed. GreenTech nologies, LLC is a manufacturer and blender of bagged fertil izers in Maxville Florida. General labor, Previous production ex perience a plus. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions. Abil ity to follow company production and safety procedures. : While performing the duties of this job the employee will be required to frequently stand on their feet for extended periods of time. Must have the abil ity to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs. from ground level. Full time position with overtime require ment during busy season. Send resume to: Greenedge01@bell south.net Call: 904-2894322 EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT Administrative Secretary II Salary $30,320/annually For information, visit our website http://circuit8.org/employ ment (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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The Transition Academy, which currently consists of 11 students, is a program that provides, as its name indicates, transition services to specialneeds students (ages 18-22) after high school. Students receive continuing education and vocational training and opportunities. Our goal is to get them employed and to give them life skills, Gault said. Students learn how to put together rsums and fill out job applications. They learn how to go shopping. They learn how to cook. The day before this past Holiday Showcase, for example, the smell of pancakes wafted through the air of the Transition Academy classroom. We just want them to be selfsufficient as much as possible, Gault said. Were going to take them to whatever level they can get to. It might not be much in some peoples eyes, but to us, sometimes its a really big deal how far they go. Some students are volunteers at job sites in order to gain work experience. Travis Curtner, for example, works as a volunteer at Save-A-Lot. Transition Academy students volunteer at the Bradford Food Pantry, where you can find them on Tuesdays unloading bread deliveries. It takes the boys a good 30 to 45 minutes to unload the bread truck and get it all in for the ladies, so they can start putting it on the shelves, Gault said. They really like our guys. Starling and Noah Paul are examples of students who have paid jobs. Starling works at Walmart, while Paul works at Popeyes. It wasnt the original job I was aiming for, Paul said, but it pays, so its fine. Starling, who wrangles carts at Walmart, said he, too, doesnt have the type of job hed want to do on a long-term basis. Thats OK, though. Employment Specialist Kim Paige said she tells the students its all about getting that initial experience. She tells them she hated her first job, which was in fast food. Theres nothing like getting your foot in the door and getting that first job and getting your first paycheck, Paige said. Starling admitted hed be OK staying at Walmart and moving up, adding that the chance to work there in any capacity right now is pretty cool. Paul may not want to work at Popeyes forever, but he sounded as if hes enjoying learning new skills. Ive never actually worked at a fast-food restaurant before, Paul said, adding, I guess you learn new ways of how to cook food. Long-term jobs or not, Transition Academy students relish the idea of having work to do and are eager in doing it, Paige said. She added that the hope is that employers and others in the community see just what the students have to offer, which can lead to more job opportunities. They like working hard. Thats the big thing, Paige said. Once they get that opportunity to get in there, people see what they can do. Learning life skills and getting the opportunity to have a job those are the kinds of things that instill confidence in an individual. With that confidence sometimes comes a change in personality. Gault said people have told her theyve seen Starling at Walmart and that hes talked to them. After Gault recounted this story, Starling said, I always do that. Gault told him, No, you were a little quiet there for a while. The same can be said of student Greer Gibson. I wish I had videoed him from day one because he came to me so quiet, Gault said. Now, he talks to everybody. People say, Wow. Hes really come out of his shell. Im like, Yeah, you cant hang out with us in the BTA and not come out of your shell. Working at the Transition Academy has been rewarding for Gault, who is in her fourth year at the academy and in her 34 th year of teaching overall. It wasnt something she envisioned herself doing, but shes glad she got the opportunity. I enjoy the kids, Gault said. Every day, I leave laughing about something. Gault also likes to always have something to do, so teaching in the academy is good in that regard. After all, she and the students have next years Holiday Showcase to get ready for. 10B Telegraph, Times and Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 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 Lori ThompsonAgentScott RobertsAgent/Owner We Are Your Local Heathcare Enrollment Center 904.964.7826 352.473.7209 904.282.7665 386.496.3411AUTO HOME MOTORCYCLE BUSINESS ATV BOATS RV LIFE HEALTH Starke Melrose Keystone Heights 904-964-2208 352-475-3113 352-473-7560 405 S. Lawrence Blvd Keystone Heights, FL Phone: (352) 478-2057 Fax: (352) 478-2059 Mon Fri 8:00 AM 6:00 Saturday 9:00 AM 1:00 LEFT: Sylvia right) and Sylvia Tatum to their liking at a table manned by Transition Academy student Navea Hall (far left). BELOW LEFT: Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith purchases his items from Transition Academy teacher Lisa Gault. Transition Academy student Navea Hall (center) is pictured with Kiersten French (left) and Nya Sylvester. Customer Hankerson picks out some items to his liking. SKILLS Continued from 1B sugar, Roy noted. A fellow gave me some to try, but it wont grow here. It needs a boggier soil. But thats OK. The kind I grow would not work for making sugar. While the store, and sugar cane, keep them busy, the Jackson both have other things they enjoy when they have the time. Roy likes to fish for pan fish in the Ocklawaha River with his fishing buddy, Glenn Morgan, Clifford said. Glenns wife, Betty, is my good friend and we ride along and shop in Ocala while they are out fishing. Besides that, I do enjoy making and decorating cakes for my family and doing flowers for our church, Bayless Highway Baptist, where we have been members since 1999. We have always been small business people, Roy is quick to point out. We never wanted to get into big business. We could probably sell the sausage on the Internet, but at this stage in our lives it seems like that would just be too much hard work, Clifford added. As it is, I believe we have sold sausage to people from just about every state in the union and Roys sausage is well known in many places. The syrup seems to take longer to make than to sell, as two cases of fifths headed out the door before the bottling was even done on a batch. It is good and a taste that cannot be found in todays overly processed foods. Roys Grocery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is located at 12876 S.E. 21st Ave. about a mile and a half off S.R. 100 (traveling toward Keystone Heights) in Bradford County. with cane juice just beginning to heat up at the start of the cooking process. Continued from 2B