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Bradford County telegraph
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District, union closer on pay BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor There were still two separate compensation proposals on the table at the conclusion of the Dec. 19 bargaining session between the Bradford County School District and the employee union, but it really wasnt pay that was standing in the way of a deal. The district was ready to more or less grant Bradford Education Associations request for three pay steps for teachers and employees but as part of a package deal that included language the union couldnt accept on job assignments. The new language proposed grants the superintendent of schools greater leeway for involuntary job transfers. Such transfers could be made by the superintendent as needed. The existing language says involuntary changes in assignment shall be based on seniority, providing more security for longterm employees. When a transfer is called for, the contract requires those with the fewest years of service to be transferred first. The union caucused soon after the district presented its offer, which included two steps for teachers and education support employees, retroactive to July 1, 2017, and a third step beginning with the first paycheck following ratification of the contract. Teachers on the performance pay salary schedule receive the raise if they are evaluated as effective or highly effective. All teachers on the Body found in Keystone Heights lake Believed to be that of missing person BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor A volunteer armed with sonar discovered the body of a man believed to be that of Sean Leverette, reported missing since last Friday. Leverette, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan, was last seen swimming in the same area of Spring Lake where the body was found. Spring Lake is near the intersection of S.R. 21 and C.R. 352, about two miles north of the Brooklyn Lake bridge in Keystone Heights. Dan McKinney, an amateur sonar operator, said he drove to the lake Tuesday morning from Jacksonville after following Leverettes story last week in the media. McKinney said he launched his canoe around 11 a.m., and was using sonar to search under the waters surface. About an hour into his search, turning away from the sonar screen, he saw something in the grass out of the corner of his eye. It turned out to be a body floating on the surface of the lake. About 150 yards from McKinney, a Clay County Sheriffs deputy was also searching, and McKinney called out to the officer telling him about his discovery. About 30 seconds later, the officer shouted back to McKinney saying the dive team was on its way. A few hours later, the dive team completed recovery of the body. The sheriffs office said it could not confirm that the body was that of Leverette. However, a Jacksonville television station reported that one of the mans family members confirmed the body was that of the missing person. McKinney said he timed his trip to the lake knowing that if a body was in the water, it would float to the surface within a few days. However, he delayed his trip to Keystone Heights until after Christmas. McKinney also credited the sheriffs office for its efforts. They didnt give up, he said, adding that officers would have found the body if he had not. Ryan Gilstrap, who lives on Spring Lake where Leverette went missing and where the body was recovered, was the last person to see the Navy veteran before he went missing last week. Gilstrap recalled that last Friday evening, he waded out in the lake to fish when Leverette arrived with his dog to go swimming. Him and the dog were swimming around, Gilstrap recalled. Then something spooked the dog and it ran out of the water and up to one of the houses. Gilstrap said he and his roommate walked up the hill to catch the dog and bring it back to shore. When they returned, Leverette was missing. The pair did not know if the 27-year-old was still in the water, had walked on shore or had left the area. We started calling out to him, Gilstrap said, and when he didnt respond we called out more, threatening to call the sheriffs office if he didnt show himself. After around 30 minutes, the pair called 911. editor@bctelegraph.com www.StarkeJournal.com Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 Two women arrested in gravesite theft case BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Items stolen from gravesites in Bradford County were sold to feed a drug addiction, according to the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. For weeks, the sheriffs office has been receiving complaints about such thefts. On Dec. 4, a Lake City woman told the sheriffs office that someone had stolen around $200 in decorative items from her parents gravesite in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Two days later, the sheriffs office received complaints of multiple thefts in Connor Cemetery, including Christmas decorations valued around $400. The complaints kept coming in. On Dec. 14, items in excess of $250 were stolen from Crosby Lake Cemetery and a grave left damaged. On Dec. 15 and 16, hundreds of dollars worth of decorations were reported stolen from multiple graves at Crosby Lake. Another victim at Browns Cemetery who had posted on social media about theft from her brothers gravesite reported that she had received one of those items back, a small grill, from Earnest Steven Varnes. On Dec. 20, Varnes girlfriend, Amanda Renee Thornton, was arrested at Walmart on a warrant for grand theft, and thats when the sherrifs office learned the alleged identity of the gravesite thief. According to Thornton, her friend Jenni Marie Hudkins was stealing the items and selling them to a thrift store owner in exchange for the money to feed her methamphetamine addiction. Thornton said the thrift store belongs to her boyfriend Varnes mother, Janice Crawford, and that most of the plundered items were still located at Crawfords house where both she and Varnes live. The sheriffs office reached Crawford at her residence where she supposedly admitted to purchasing three carloads of items from Hudkins on three separate occasions. Crawford said she was told the merchandise was from Hudkins mothers house. After a consensual search, most of the stolen items were discovered at the residence and a warrant was obtained for Hudkins arrest. The sheriffs office received information in the early morning of Dec. 25 and Hudkins was found in a wooded area off of Northwest County Road 200B in the Lawtey area where she was taken into custody without incident. Hudkins, 34, is facing multiple charges of criminal mischief for removing a monument from a gravesite and for dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $700,000 and she remains in custody as of press time. The sheriffs office also arrested Crawford for dealing in stolen property, saying that she decided to hide the items when she found out they were stolen instead of coming forward. She was released on Dec. 24 after posting a $25,000 bond. The case is not closed. Gravesite thefts are still under investigation and there could be further arrests or charges for those already implicated. Additional victims of theft can contact Detective Dan Cassini at 904966-6161. USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 138 th Year 21 st Issue 75 CENTS The Sweetest Srawbries his sid Heave Four months of distinguished JROTC cadets On Dec. 15, American Legion Post 56 of Starke held its annual holiday dinner for members, area veterans and their families. Also in attendance were some special guests Bradford High JROTC Distinguished Award Winners and their families. Awards were presented by Post Commander Raymond Hunt (center) to (l-r) CDT/SGT Dillon Thornton, CDT/SFC Lindsay Ledbetter, CDT/ SGT Joseph Ringbauer and CDT/SGT Jonathan Riner. Tuesday afternoon. Leverette Gravesites were stripped of monuments and keepsakes, distressing those who had left them there in memory of their loved ones. Crawford Hudkins See PAY, 3A

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2A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 28, 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! Santa breakfasts at Hampton and Brooker Girls bicycle winner, Lucy Nash, pictured with Stephanie Nash. Brooker boys bicycle winner Bryar Nipper. Brooker kindergarten teacher Drew Bell with Santa. Crystal Crawford and Joyce Miles Hampton boys bicycle winner Chase Halsey. Laura Dunn and Jenny Lazzaro Honesty Glisson Ashanti Thomas Annabelle Crawford and Susan Ames Scarlette Southard and Tammy Breit Kolee and Michael Lemire www.facebook.com/BradfordTelegraph

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Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 3A Marijuana dispensaries treated like pharmacies BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Bradford County Commissioners have approved advertising an ordinance amending the land development regulations to allow the development of medical marijuana dispensaries. The amendment allows medical marijuana dispensaries to be regulated like pharmacies in commercial and light industrial areas. That means zoning categories that allow for pharmacies will also allow for dispensaries with no additional restrictions, with the exception that they not be located within 500 feet of a school. To eliminate any ambiguity, the proposed ordinance specifically outlaws medical marijuana facilities from all other zoning categories. Commissioners had the choice between regulating dispensaries like pharmacies or banning them altogether. Prohibitions have not been legally tested, however, and could ultimately be ruled unconstitutional. Prior to the 2016 election, marijuana could be prescribed in Florida for a few medical conditions. With the passage of Amendment 2, voters allowed marijuana as a treatment for an expanded list of ailments. There are currently no traditional pharmacies located in unincorporated Bradford County. The countys land development regulations allow for pharmacies in commercially zoned areas. Right now, that is primarily restricted to sections of the U.S. 301 and State Road 100 corridors. Pharmaceutical sales are currently found in Starke alone, which like the county, imposed a 365-day moratorium on the development of any medical marijuana facilities while regulation was decided. The Starke City Commission has not taken any further action on regulating dispensaries. Unlike in states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana, medical marijuana cannot be sold in a smokable form in Florida. You must also be recommended by a medical marijuana certified physician following at least three months of treatment by that physician. To receive a prescription, a patient must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition like ALS, cancer, Chrohns disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, seizures, chronic muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, post-traumatic stress disorder or other conditions that are either terminal or result in chronic nonmalignant pain. Purchasing policy amended The county commission passed an ordinance amending its purchasing procedures to include precise language on procurement from the federal government. Policies relating to conflict of interest, interlocal agreements, record keeping, contractor selection, etc. were largely being followed, according to County Attorney Will Sexton, but the specific language of these federal regulations was not in the countys code. Emergency management, which is now under the sheriffs office, brought this to the countys attention, noting the incorporation of the language will be necessary to obtain federal grant assistance beginning in 2018. The sheriffs office will be likewise amending its procurement policies. Federal assistance could address Citizen Paul Still continued to encourage the county to sponsor an application for the USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program, which provides up to 75 percent of the funding necessary to accomplish recovery projects following natural disasters like Hurricane Irma. Among other things, financial and technical assistance can be provided for debris removal from stream channels, road culverts and bridges; reshaping and protecting eroded banks; and correcting damaged drainage facilities. Another USDA program can be used to purchase easements in lieu of recovery for floodplains with a history of repeated flooding and restore them as much as possible to their natural conditions. Still discussed the amount of fallen trees and debris in the Water Oak Creek system, saying it would likely require millions of dollars to restore the countys natural drainage system. It would be a shame not to take advantage of the USDA programs that could help cover at least the cleanup associated with Irma. The funds could not be used to address blockages, erosion and other problems that predated the storm. The countys 25 percent match could include in-kind services, Still said. The application deadline is Jan. 9. Emergency Management Director Ray Shuford provided an update on the grant the county has already received to clean out the waterway known as Sampson River. Mining opponents want to postpone study Phosphate mining opponents continue to raise objections, including to the commissions desire to have mining company HPS II Enterprises contribute to the funding of a study of its application, which they see as a conflict of interest. Citizen Carol Mosley claimed the county is being pressured to prematurely rule on a draft application that, according to citizen Kate Ellison, even the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has found incomplete. The early submittal blocked the county from enacting a moratorium and updating the land development regulations, Mosley said. By contrast, in Union County where the commission has enacted and extended a moratorium, there is no application up for consideration and commissioners are able to speak openly with constituents about how phosphate mining should be regulated. Mosley urged Bradford Commissioners to wait for FDEP to decide for or against HPS Enterprises permit before paying a consultant to review the application. Ellison asked that someone representing the mining opponents be allowed to attend the initial meeting to establish the consultants work plan and has volunteered to do so. Mining opponents still support rejecting the application altogether in favor of a moratorium. In other business: The commission was also visited by a trio of residents to discuss maintenance needed to their private roads. In one case, Southeast 51st Avenue, the state of the road is impeding emergency medical service response. EMS responders had to be transported to the residence via patrol car. Another road Southwest 113th Avenue washed out by Irma could be returned to its prior state if only the county could replace the eroded lime rock that was hauled away, according to citizen Richard Allen. Thats the material he needs to repair the road, he said. He wanted authorization to retrieve the remaining eroded materials from the countys ditch. JoAnna McHugh from CareerSource North Central Florida reported on the success of a recent job fair held at the countys conference center, including hires for Camp Blanding and Winn-Dixie. The next event on Feb. 21 will focus on positions in the medical field. County to begin rezoning bypass properties BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Bradford County Commissioners are contemplating a new zoning category to regulate development at the access points for the Starke bypass. Known as Commercial IntensiveHighway, the category was developed following a workshop with the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. County Attorney Will Sexton described it as a modification of the Commercial Intensive category that includes a narrower list of permissible uses. The county wants to be ahead of the anticipated development in these areas, which will be the access points on and off the bypass as well as in an out of the city of Starke. It is also a way of controlling development, which is feared will damage businesses in the city or encourage businesses to leave the city limits in favor commercial areas closer to the bypass. Sexton said the Commercial IntensiveHighway designation includes uses one would expect to see at an interchange between two highways. Zoning Director Randy Andrews said uses characteristic of light industrial districts would also be permitted. The language proposed restricts Commercial IntensiveHighway zoning to the interchange areas of the bypass State Road 223, or the Alternate U.S. 301 Truck Route. It allows tourist-oriented facilities such as restaurants, automotive service stations, motels and campgrounds, and vehicle rental. It also allows truck stops. Retail developments are restricted to those selling fruit, gifts, novelties and other sales catering to tourists, or those selling home and farm supplies and equipment. Business and professional offices would be allowed as well, including medical marijuana dispensing facilities (see related story.) Light manufacturing (assembling, processing, packaging, etc.) as well as wholesale storage and distribution centers are also accommodated. Some uses are not allowed by right and will require the developer to pursue a special exception from the county zoning board, including truck stops, travel trailer parks and campgrounds, commercial tourist attractions, alcohol package stores, bars, bed and breakfast inns, pawn shops, and sporting goods stores. Lot size, landscaping, buffering, parking and other characteristics are also regulated. When the time comes, the county wont just be amending the land development regulations. The zoning map will also be changed, and that will require making decisions on which parcels near the interchanges should be rezoned. The public will be included in that discussion. Sexton said every potentially affected property owner will be contacted. He said he expects objections from some property owners, but others will welcome rezoning, including those who have purchased property in anticipation of development. Amending the land development regulations to include a Commercial Intensive Highway which will take place in January is easy, Sexton said. It is the rezoning of each property the county commission is going to have to consider carefully with input from the property owners. This first workshop on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m. will deal with properties on the north end of the bypass at County Road 233 (Morgan Road), which includes everything from residentially to industrially zoned properties. The county will deal with the interchanges on State Road 16 and State Road 100 separately. Little if anything will be altered at the southern end of the bypass south of Starke, where much of the adjacent land is already commercially zoned. In other business: The commission finalized a contract with M&R Construction to build the Theressa Fire Substation in Melrose for $708,000. This was $5,375 less than the amount of the project bid. Sheriff Gordon Smith presented a budget amendment for fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, adding more than $304,000 to bring final expenses to $6.28 million. The increases were attributed to unforeseen federal and state grants, E911 reimbursements and capital purchases made with jail setaside funds. Smith said cutting positions was also able to provide pay raises for employees sergeants and below. grandfathered schedule receive the increase, except for those already at the top of the scale. Education support employees at the top of their salary schedule would receive 50 cents more an hour. Annette Kinsey, Suwannee River Service Unit director for the Florida Education Association, had compared beginning teacher salaries for Bradford County with others in the service district. You guys are below Dixie County, which is amazing, because most people arent below Dixie County, she said. The school district was also criticized for improving its financial condition at the expense of its employees, who have been behind in pay for several years, Kinsey said. Assistant Superintendent David Harris said the raises given last year and those proposed in the offer are the districts attempt to make up for that. We want to get our teachers back to where they need to be, Harris said, and the third step post-ratification would do that. What were asking you to do is to help us help you to help our employees. At the prior session the district offered two steps. While the union was satisfied by the districts new compensation proposal, members could not accept the language changing on job transfers. They are not willing to give up that right for half a step, Kinsey said following the caucus, explaining thats what the third step would amount to this year if they struck a deal now. Since the district presented its compensation proposal as a package deal, the union countered with a compensation proposal that included a cost of living adjustment to the salary schedules to help address the difference in pay between Bradford and other districts. Not all steps on Bradfords grandfathered salary schedule are equal, particularly on the higher end of the scale when longevity bonuses kick in for some. One step could be worth $700 or $900 more a year, or it could be worth $1,250 or $2,450. In those cases, 3 percent on top of the steps would make for hefty raise, said Harris, adding that Bradford may start salaries behind other districts, but it catches up over time. Asked by the union, the district could only guess at the time how many would actually be eligible for that high of a raise. Kinsey made it clear that the union would still be willing to accept the districts proposed pay package if it eliminated the language on involuntary transfers. The districts package also included changes to planning periods and planning days the union had been asking for. BEA was not interested in a district proposal to incentivize employee attendance by allowing them to cash in a sick leave time. Kinsey said they may be willing to work on that next year. The next bargaining session is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. How does Bradford compare? Looking at some surrounding counties, Bradford is at the bottom for beginning teacher salaries (with a bachelors degree and no supplements). Clay is at the top, offering $38,000 a year, followed by Alachua at $36,214. Baker starts beginning teachers at $35,550, while Union is $500 behind at $35,050. A beginning teacher in Bradford starts at $34,500. Bradford is in the middle when comparing average salaries. According to the Florida Department of Education, the average salaries for these districts in 2016-17 were (in order) $44,483 for Clay, $42,861 for Alachua, $42,812 for Bradford, $42,693 for Baker and $40,015 for Union. Based on the salary schedules posted online, Bradford has the highest possible salary for a teacher with a bachelors degree who has reached the top of his or her salary schedule $58,150. At first glance, Alachua appears to have the lowest top salary at $52,543, but a longevity supplement can add from $800 to $4,450 that based on years of experience. The top of Clays salary schedule is $57,000. In Baker its $56,425, and in Union its $55,050. PAY Continued from 1A Rights restoration group seeks community input The local chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition will be having a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 28, from 67:30 p.m. at the Bradford County Public Library, 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. The group will share light refreshments and open the discussion for community members to inform FRRC of what is needed in Bradford County. Directly and indirectly impacted community members and their families are welcome. Florida Rights Restoration Coalitions mission is to promote fair practices for Floridians with felony convictions and help restore a sense of community for returning citizens and their families.

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4A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 1 14 W. MADISON ST STARKE, FL www.williamsjewelryinc.comwji32091@embarqmail.com(904)964-7064WE BUY SCRAP GOLDWilliams Jewelry CUSTOM DESIGNING MASTER GOLDSMITH DIAMONDS/GEMSTONES SET WATCHES GOLD & SILVER JEWELRYGEMOLOGIST LOOSE STONESAPRAISALS REPAIRS ON PREMISESEYE GLASS REPAIRSLAYAWAY F AMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1951 State of the Art Film Cutting System 904-964-TINT (8468) (Hwy 301 across from K.O.A.) WINDOW TINTING Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed Nationwide Lifetime Warranty Automobile One Piece Specialist Dolphins of the Month Top Dawgs STARKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL DOLPHINS OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER: (l-r) Grady Kerce, Jaydin Williams, Amaria Glover and Conrad Brocksmith. Students are chosen by their teachers and are recognized for exhibiting the characteristics of friendliness, responsibility, respectfulness, truthfulness and enthusiasm. AND NOVEMBER: Samari Williams, Wyatt Albert, Aubrey Carlton, Lew-Tavia Singleton, Ryland Rike and Cheyenne Kanipes. These students exemplify PAWS expectations: Coby wins recruitment challenge Trainee assisted in getting 4 others hired Union Correctional Institution, like other correctional institutions throughout the state, was suffering a period of high staff turnover when Warden Kevin Jordan issued his recruitment challenge on June 21. We are asking all staff to help with recruitment efforts. With the raises and new hire incentives, this is the perfect time to tell the community about the benefits of working for the Department of Corrections, he said in issuing the challenge a few months ago. The person who referred the most applicants by Dec. 1 would receive several prizes, said Jordan. Correctional Officer Trainee (COT) Shelsy Coby put on a uniform for the first time a few days later on June 30. She heard about the recruitment challenge, but said she did not really think much about it. She was concentrating on learning all the skills necessary to become a full-fledged correctional officer. She was not really trying to win the prizes, but she loved her new job and she did not hesitate to tell people so. I told all my friends about it (becoming a correctional officer), she said. I knew several of them were looking for better opportunities and I told them that this (Department of Corrections) was it. Four of the people she told completed applications and were hired. I was talking to one of my friends and we had the laptop open. I pulled up the application and she filled it out right then, said Coby. I knew it would be a good opportunity for her. I had forgotten about the wardens challenge. Coby continued to share her new job experiences with friends and acquaintances and, by the time Dec. 1 rolled around, she had encouraged four people to apply. She was stunned when she was notified that she had won the wardens recruitment challenge. I wasnt really thinking about trying to win. I was so surprised, she said. Originally, the administration had decided to contribute personal funds to buy a number of prizes for the winner, but since the Christmas season was fast approaching, they decided to provide the winner with a gift card instead. Coby was thrilled to receive the $350 gift card. She is a single mom with three children. She was going to Basic Recruit Training as the first step to becoming certified and she said she is facing a number of challenges in her personal life right now. The day prior to the announcement of the winner of the recruitment challenge, she had been talking with her mother about how she would provide Christmas gifts for her children. The budget was tight, so Christmas didnt look that merry. The next day Warden Jordan handed her a $350 gift card and she cried. This was such a real blessing, she said. This will help do Christmas for my kids. Warden Jordan presented the gift card and told Coby that people like her will make the biggest difference in solving staffing issues for the Department of Corrections. The Secretary (of the Department of Corrections) cant do it and I cant do it. All of you correctional officers on the ground telling people about the advantages of working for DOC thats what will do it, he said. Jordan listed several of those advantages in the challenge he issued to his staff. They are: Earn while you learn being paid a salary while being trained for the job. Earning annual leave, sick leave and compensatory leave on a regular and generous basis. Affordable health insurance with a generous contribution by DOC to partially offset the cost. Available supplemental insurance like dental, vision, life and disability. Special heightened retirement contributions for correctional officers, so they can earn more retirement in a shorter period of time. A one-time $1,000 sign-on bonus for institutions that have a vacancy rate higher than 10 percent. Ample promotional opportunities. Being able to access tuitionfree college courses at Florida colleges and universities (state educational facilities, not private facilities). Anyone interested in applying as a correctional officer at Union Correctional Institution should contact Officer Candice Rossman or Sgt. Justin Thompson at 386431-2208. Anyone wishing to apply as a correctional officer at any facility in the state can apply online at http://www.fldocjobs. com. bag and a $350 gift card from the UCI administration as a thank you for her recruitment efforts. UCI Warden Kevin Jordan presented the award.

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Church Greater Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church of Starke 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. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Watch Night New Years Eve Service on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 9:30 p.m. to midnight to bring in the new year. Breakfast will be served following the service. Everyone is invited to attend. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will hold its Watch Night New Years Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 31, from 10 p.m. to midnight. Snacks will be served following the service. Everyone is invited to attend to help bring in the new year. For more information, please call 904-964-5843. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph.com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times 5A HOURS B Y APPOINTMENT ONLY www.communitystatebank-fl.com The STEAKHOUSEin STARKEU.S. 301 South GREATER ALLEN CHAPEL 746 N. Pine Street Starke, FL 904-964-6995 AME 211 S. Temple (301 S.) next to CVS Precision Auto 528 South Walnut St. Starke, FL 32091 Automotive Service Center964-3199 402 N. Temple Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP The holder of the following certificate(s) has filed said certifi cate (s) for the tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year of issuance, the description of property, and name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: File Number: 2017-0020 Certificate Number: 442 Parcel Number: 01616-0-00000 Year of Issuance: 2010 Description of Property: Legal Description: 01616-0-00000 East Lawtey, Florida. Less and Ex Lawtey according to plat recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33 of the public records of Bradford County, Florida, lying Easterly of and within 40 feet of the survey line of State Road Section 28505-2601, said survey line being described as follows: Beginning on the South line of Section 23, Town ship 5 South, Range 22 East, at a point 826.8 feet Westerly from the SE corner of said Section 23, said point being on the arc of a curve concave to the Southeast having a radius of 954.93 feet, thence from a tangent bearing of N. 00 degrees 11 minutes 51 seconds East run Northwesterly, North and Northeasterly along said curve through an angle of 18 degrees 45 minutes 32 seconds a distance of 312.65 feet to the end of said curve, run thence North 18 degrees 33 minutes 41 seconds East, 473.25 feet to the centerline of State Road 225, Section 28110-2105, containing 0.017 acres more or less, exclusive of existing road right of way. Less and Except The Southerly sion according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33, of the public records of Bradford County, Florida, Assessed To: LIZZIE MCGUIRE, AARON MC GUIRE, JOSEPHINE BROWN, JO SEPHINE BROWN EST All of the above property is located in Bradford County, In the State of Florida. Unless such certificate(s) shall be re deemed according to Law, the prop erty described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the Highest Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, on the 14th day of February, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/14 4tchg 1/4-BCT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That FNA FLORIDA LLC The holder of the following certificate (s) has filed said certificate(s) for the tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year of is suance, the description of property, and name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: File Number: 2017-0017 Certificate Number: 1087 Parcel Number: 04735-0-00202 Year of Issuance: 2015 Description of Property: Exhibit A A parcel of land containing 1.00 acres, more or less and lying in the East 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 Southwest 1/4 of Section 7, Township 7 South, Range 22 East, Bradford County, Florida; said Parcel being a portion of the lands described in Official Records Book 197, Page 312 of the Public Records of said County and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe found at the Northeast corner of said East 1/2 and run South 1 degree, 27 minutes and 59 seconds East, along the East erly boundary thereof, 75.15 feet to a concrete monument found on the Southerly boundary of the right-ofway of County Road #227 (formerly State Road #227); thence North 84 degrees, 28 minutes and 27 seconds West, along said Southerly bound ary, 231.32 feet to a concrete monu ment set at the beginning of a curve concave to the South and having a radius of 2992.41 feet; thence West erly along said Southerly boundary and along the arc of said curve, 15.33 feet, as measured along a chord hav ing a bearing of North 84 degrees, 37 minutes and 16 seconds West, to a set concrete monument; thence South 1 degree, 22 minutes and 43 seconds East, 617.40 feet to a con crete monument set at the Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described, run South 6 degrees, 02 minutes and 59 seconds West, 108.11 feet to a set iron rod; thence South 87 degrees, 56 minutes and 06 seconds West, 400.02 feet to an iron rod set on the Westerly bound ary of said East 1/2; thence North 1 degrees, 22 minutes and 43 seconds West, along said Westerly bound ary, 107.03 feet to a concrete monu ment set at the Southwest corner of a Parcel described in Official Records Book 171, Page 436 of said Public Records; thence North 87 degrees, 56 minutes and 06 seconds East, along the Southerly boundary of said Parcel (Official Records Book 171, Page 436) and along an Easterly prolongation thereof, 414.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. The above described Parcel being conveyed with a right of use to an easement for ingress, egress and utilities over the following described Parcel: Commence at a found iron pipe lo cated at the Northeast corner of said East 1/2 and run South 1 degree, 27 minutes and 59 seconds East, along the Easterly boundary thereof, 75.15 feet to a concrete monument found on the Southerly boundary of the right-of-way of County Road #227 (formerly State Road #227); thence North 84 degrees, 28 minutes and 27 seconds West, along said Southerly boundary, 184.20 feet to a set iron rod for Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described, continue North 84 degrees, 28 minutes and 27 seconds West, along said Southerly boundary, 47.12 feet to a concrete monument set at the beginning of a curve concave to the South and hav ing a radius of 2992.41 feet; thence Westerly along said Southerly bound ary and along the arc of said curve, 15.33 feet, as measured along a chord having a bearing of North 84 degrees, 37 minutes and 16 seconds West, to a set concrete monument; thence South 1 degrees, 22 minutes and 43 seconds East (hereinafter re ferred to as course A), 617.40 feet to a set concrete monument; thence South 6 degrees, 02 minutes and 59 seconds West, (hereinafter referred to as course B), 454.42 feet to a set iron rod; thence South 83 degrees, 57 minutes and 01 second East, 2.00 feet to an iron rod set at the beginning of a curve of a cul-de-sac concave to the Northwest and having a radius of 50.00 feet (the center of said cul-desac being located 50.00 feet Easterly of last said iron rod along an Easterly prolongation of the last described course); thence run in a counterclockwise direction along the arc of said cul-de-sac through a central angle of 258 degrees, 27 min utes and 47 seconds an arc distance of 225.55 feet to an iron rod set at the end of last said curve (said iron rod being 62.00 feet Easterly of aforesaid course B when measured at right angles therefrom); thence North 6 degrees, 02 minutes and 59 seconds East, parallel with aforesaid course B, 409.38 feet to a set iron rod; thence North 1 degrees, 22 minutes and 43 seconds West, parallel with aforesaid course A, 613.95 feet to the Point of Beginning. Description Verified ejn/eml. Assessed To: MARY R PADGETT All of the above property is located in Bradford County, In the State of Florida. Unless such certificate(s) shall be re deemed according to Law, the prop erty described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the Highest Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, FL. on 14th day of February, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/14 4tchg 1/4-BCT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CB INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS LLC The holder of the follow ing certificate(s) has filed said certificate(s) for the tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year of issuance, the description of property, and name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: File Number: 2017-0016 Certificate Number: 715 Parcel Number: 02476-0-01021 Year of Issuance: 2014 Description of Property: Legal Description: 02476-0-01021 sion in the City of Starke, as recorded in P at Book 3, Page 54, public re cords of Bradford County, Florida: Description Verified ejn/enil. Assessed To: JUDY THORNTON All of the above property is located in Bradford County, In the State of Florida. Unless such certificate(s) shall be re deemed according to Law, the prop erty described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the Highest Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE 14th day of February, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/14 4tchg 1/4-BCT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That HENRY LOUIS WADE The holder of the following certificate(s) has filed said certifi cates) for the tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number(s) and year of issuance, the description of property, and name(s) in which it is assessed are as follows: File Number: 2017-0022 Certificate Number: 1034 Parcel Number: 04321-0-00400 Year of Issuance: 2012 Description of Property: LOT 4, 5, OF BLK 8, AS PER MAP OR PLAT OF LINCOLN CITY IN SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST Assessed To: HATTIE WADE EST All of the above property is located in Bradford County, In the State of Florida. Unless such certificate(s) shall be re deemed according to Law, the prop erty described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the Highest Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, FL, on the 14th day of February, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON DEPUTY CLERK If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordina tor, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/21 4tchg 1/11-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 17000117CAAXMX DIVISION: PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. LINDA CREWS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursu ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo sure dated Dec. 13, 2017, and en tered in Case No. 17000117CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judi cial Circuit in and for Bradford County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Linda Crews, Department of Children and Families State of Florida Benefit Re covery Program, Bradford County, Florida Board of County Commis sioners, are defendants, the Bradford County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on in front of the Bradford County Courthouse, 945 Temple Ave nue, Starke, Florida 32091, Bradford County, Florida at 11:00 AM, E.S.T. on the 22nd day of February, 2019, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 14, BLOCK 27, LIVINGSTON, TION TO THE TOWN OF STARKE, PER PLAT THEREOF IN DEED BOOK J, PAGE 232, PUBLIC RE CORDS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 403 ST. CLAIR STREET, STARKE, FL 32091 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Bradford County, Florida this 14 day of Dec., 2017. Ray Norman Clerk of the Circuit Court Bradford County, Florida By: Lisa Brannon Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813)221-4743 (813)221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw. com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Persons with a disabil ity who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. Univer sity Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337^6237 within two (2) work ing days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice im paired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 12/21 2tchg 12/28-BCT NOTICE OF FILING OF INTERAGENCY BANK MERGER ACT APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Commu nity State Bank, 811 South Walnut Street, Starke, Florida 32091 has submitted an application to the Fed eral Deposit Insurance Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia for its approval to acquire assets and assume liabili ties, including deposit accounts, with respect to the Interlachen Branch Of fice located at 1120 State Road 20, Interlachen, Florida 32148 of Cen terState Bank, N.A., 1101 1st Street South, Winter Haven, Florida 33880. Following the consummation of the proposed transaction, it is contem plated that Community State Bank will continue to operate Interlachen Branch Office. This Notice is published pursuant to Section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments, in writing, with the Re gional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at its Regional Office located at 10 Tenth Street, NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia 303093906 before processing of the ap plication has been completed. Pro cessing will be completed no earlier than the 30th day following the first required publication. The period may be extended by the Regional Director for good cause. The non confidential portions of the application are on file at the FDIC Atlanta Regional Office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Pho tocopies of the non confidential por tion of the application file will be made available upon request. A schedule of charges for such copies can be ob tained from the Regional Office. 12/14 3tchg 1/11-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 16000338CAAXMX WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST A Plaintiff, v. JACKIE PAUGH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JACKIE PAUGH; MID LAND CREDIT MANAGEMENT INC. AS SERVICING AGENT FOR MRC RECEIVABLES CORP; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; AND ALL OTHER PER SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Summary Judg ment of Foreclosure entered on De cember 14, 2017 in the above-cap tioned action, the following property situated in Bradford County, Florida, described as: LOT 14, BLOCK 2, UNIT 3, SARA TOGA HEIGHT, A SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 3. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRAD FORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALL LY ING SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST Shall be sold by the Ray Norman, Clerk of Court on the 8th day of March, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in person at the Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Ave. Starke, FL 32091 in Bradford County, to the highest bidder, for cash, after giving notice as required by section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The court, in its discretion, may en large the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on Dec. 20, 2017. Ray Norman Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: L Brannon Deputy Clerk Tamara C. Wasserman, Esq. 3670 Maguire Blvd. Suite 200 Orlando, FL 32803 12/28 2tchg 1/4-BCT NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: SPRATLIN TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/15/2018, 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. KNAFT4A20D5719859 2013 KIA 12/28 1tchg-BCT NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Bradford Inn & Campground, 1757 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091, sole owner, do ing business under the firm name of: Kapildev Corporation, 1757 N. Tem ple Ave., Starke, FL 32091, intends to register said fictitious name under the aforesaid statute. Dated this 18 day of December, 2017, in Bradford County. 12/28 1tchg-BCT Workshop for candidates Interested in running for local office in 2018? Bradford County Supervisor of Elections Terry Vaughan will be hosting a candidate workshop to answer questions on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the commission boardroom at the Bradford County Courthouse. RSVP by calling the elections office at 904-966-6266. Pleasant Grove planning Come Together Day The Pleasant Grove Action Group has scheduled the second Pleasant Grove Come Together Day for Saturday, March 24, noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove Recreational Park located at 6731 NW C.R. 229 in Starke. The next quarterly meeting to finalize plans will be held one week early due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. in the annex of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Committees will be appointed at this time and input is encouraged. Everyone is urged to attend. Melrose Art Walk On the first Friday of every month, from 6-9 p.m., the Melrose Art Walk encourages patrons to visit exhibits at each of the towns six galleries. The Art Walk is sponsored by the Melrose All Arts Council.

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6A Bradford County Telegraph Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 Dine. Shop. Buy.L OCALLYSUPPOR T STRENGTHEN BUILD OUR COMMUNITYBenefit Local Civic & Community GroupsOur community merchants support local Civic, Educational, Student and School Activities including: Band Football Pop Warner Baseball Softball Tennis Golf Student Clubs FFA KRA 4-H Scouting Groups & Explorers Churches, Church Groups & Events Senior Citizens Organizations Food Banks Health & Wellness Programs Veterans Groups, Organizations & Events When local businesses do well, so do students and local organizations which help build and strengthen the fabric of our community. Your local merchant wants to help support these community groups and activities, but they need your support in order to continue. Fulfill your familys wants and needs by buying locally! Invest in your own community by supporting local businesses.Build Communities Economic FoundationsSupporting local small businesses including restaurants, goods and services means investing in our present and our future : Keep money in the neighborhood. Locally owned businesses recirculate 70% more money back into their own local community than big box chain stores and restaurants. Embrace what makes us unique. Where we shop, eat, work, play and hang out makes our communities home. If we wanted to live someplace that was like everywhere else, we wouldnt be living in this region of Florida. Get better service. In a local business you know the person behind the counter and they know you. They have a deeper understanding of the products and services they are selling and they take the time to serve their customers. Create & keep good jobs. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and account for the vast majority of job growth. Growing local businesses mean more jobs for residents and more taxes to invest in our own communities, churches, schools and groups. Honor Roll weeks: (l-r) Ethan Ansley, Jelecia Johnson, Ellie Redding and Emma West. weeks: (l-r) Desirea Barnett, Trinity Brown, Allie Gunter and Azari Marks. nine weeks: (l-r) Caleb Dennis, Kaylan Waters and Adam Whigham. nine weeks: (l-r) Bryson Hill, Colby Jackson and Kaleb Stephens. weeks: (l-r) Morgan Johnson, Tyler Johnson and Addyson Hinds. weeks: (l-r) Elizabeth McCarthy and Hayden Paris. weeks: (l-r) Matthew Stafford, Kacen Thomassen and Thomas VanDoren. SREC here to help seniors Suwannee River Economic Council would like to invite seniors (age 60 and over) to its meal site at 1210 Andrews Circle, which serves breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.12 p.m. SREC also has a meal site in Lawtey at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, which is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are interested in coming but do not have transportation, please call 904-964-4545, ext. 23 or 24, to see if they can provide a ride. Suwannee River Economic Council also helps pay utility bills for qualifying seniors as well as qualifying families in crisis. Other programs are available. Call to see what is available and if you qualify. Please call Jenny Sullivan, case manager in the Aging Department, at 904-964-4545, ext. 23, or Lisa Johns, service center case manager, at 904-964-4545, ext. 22, to discuss qualifications or schedule an appointment.

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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Our love for you is unwavering. It will never fade or simply slip away. The words were part of a poem written by Wayne Wetherington, who, unfortunately, knows what its like to experience the death of a child. He and his wife, Bernie, remembered their daughter, Amanda, as part of a worldwide event on Dec. 10 in which parents lighted candles in honor of their lost sons and daughters, grieving their deaths, but also cherishing the time they had together. The second Sunday of every December is when the support group The Compassionate Friends holds its candle-lighting ceremony. Its a night when members share hugs, shed tears and even smile as they light five candles symbolizing their feelings before then lighting candles in memory of those children whove passed. Tonight, we are here to celebrate and remember our children, said Mary Kramer, who, with her husband, Chuck, leads the Lake AreaKeystone Heights chapter of The Compassionate Friends. Of course, its still going to be tough maybe, but were here to remember them and celebrate them and remember the good times about them. The Kramers joined the Lake Area-Keystone Heights chapter, which is one of approximately 600 local chapters, after they lost their daughter Danielle in 2007. The Dec. 10 ceremony was held at First United Methodist Church in Starke. Chuck Kramer opened the event by reading The Compassionate Friends credo, which ends with, We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. Thats what The Compassionate Friends is about. Parents whove lost their children dont have to be alone. The Kiwanis Club of Starke hosted its annual Lake Basketball Tournament at Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region Open 7 Days a Week 8am to 8pm1371 South Walnut St. (Hwy 301) Starke (904)368-9188 BONELESS BEEFTOP ROUND FRESH PORK SPARERIBS FRESH PORK RIBHALF or WHOLELOIN lb lb BOTTOM ROUNDCUBE FRESH PORKCENTER CUTCHOPS lb FRESH PORK ST LOUIS STYLERIBS FUN KITLUNCHABLES FRESH FRYERDRUMSTICKS orTHIGHS BUTCHERS CHOICE BRATWURST or ITALIAN $199 $199 lb$399 $399 LOCALLY AMERICAN LOCALLY AMERICAN lb6969$119 $119 $249 $249 $249 $249 lb$189 $189 $149 $149 $399 $399 FRESH HEADLETTUCE89ea RED or GREENSEEDLESSGRAPES99lb RED or GOLDKLONDIKEPOTATOES$249ea5LB BAG WHITE orPORTABELLAMUSHROOMS$199ea10.2.5 OZ PKG16 OZ PKG WIENERS lb19 OZ PKG$299 $299 PRICES GOOD DEC 26, 2017 JAN 2, 2018 HEAVY WESTERN BEEF T-BONE STEAK FAM PACK PRODUCT OF USA$4.99/LBUSDA INSPECTED FRESH BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST FAM PACK$1.79/LBUSDA INSPECTED FRESH PORK SPARERIBS$1.79/LBUSDA INSPECTED FRESH BREAST TENDERS OR CUTLETS FAM PACK$1.99/LBUSDA INSPECTED FRESHPORK FINGER STYLE RIBS FAM PACK$1.99/LB USDA INSPECTED FRESH PORK STEAKS OR COUNTRY STYLE RIBS FAM PACK$1.49/LBUSDA INSPECTED DL LEE SMOKED HOG JOWL$1.19/Lb(sliced $1.39/lb) FARMINGTON HOT & SPICY CHICKEN WINGS 22 OZ PKG$4.99 SIMMONS BONELESS WINGS BUFFALO STYLE OR SWEET BBQ 25.5 OZ PKG$4.99 NETTLES JALAPENO OR ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE 16 OZ PKG$3.99 MINI CARROTS.99/EAGREEN CABBAGE.49/EA RED OR GOLD POTATOES 5 LB BAG$2.49/EA NEW YEARS SPECIALSFRIDAY SATURDAYDECEMBER 29TH & 30TH USDA INSPECTED FRESH FRYER LEG QUARTERS 10 LB BAG$3.90/EADIAMOND REEF TILAPIA FILETS 2 LB PKG$4.99/EAUSDA INSPECTED FRESH PORK BONELESS LOIN SLICED FREE$1.79/LB Kiwanis Club hoops it up for holidays Cherishing lost loved ones memories the worldwide experience with the death of a

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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Bradford County agriculture teacher Kaitlin Van Heusen didnt think she had a chance, but she applied for a 2018 Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award anyway. To her surprise, she was one of three award winners and will be recognized at the 2018 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference Agriculture for ME on Land and Sea next June in Portland, Maine. I didnt think Id have any shot of winning it compared to other teachers that have been teaching so many more years than I have, the third-year teacher said. When I found out I had received the award, I was a little stunned. I was like, Me? Really? The overall award winner, who received $500, was Jacqueline Holmes, a third-grade teacher at Triangle Elementary in Lake County. Van Heusen and Bradford ag teacher Kaitlin Van Heusen receives award Fosser said, This candle we light in your memory for the times we laughed, the times we cried, the times we were angry with each other, the silly things you did, the caring and joy you gave us. Of the fourth candle, which was lighted by Ruth McCourt, the mother of Diane, Fosser said, This candle we light for our love. We light this candle so that your light will always shine as we share this night of remembrance with our family and friends. The fifth candle was lighted by Sandy Northway, the mother of Robert. We cherish the special place in our hearts that will always be reserved for you, Fosser said. We thank you for the gift your living brought to each of us. We love you, and we remember you. Chuck Kramer then performed the roll call, reciting the names of the lost sons and daughters of everyone who has participated in the Lake Area-Keystone Heights chapter of The Compassionate Friends at some point. More than 100 names were read. Parents and other family members who were present lighted small votive candles when the names of their children were called. Once the roll call was completed, Mary Kramer said, At this time, Id like to ask everyone to close their eyes and think of happy thoughts of your child. Think of something that always makes you smile when you think of your son or your daughter or your granddaughter or your grandson. Then, following the moment of silence, Kramer said, How about we raise our candles to our children? Theyre with us, and they love us just as much as we love them. Earlier in the ceremony, Lyn Veliz and Alice Watts joined Wetherington in reciting poems. It was an especially emotional moment for Watts. She read the Elizabeth Dent poem Talking is Releasing in honor of her daughter, Debbie, on the twoyear anniversary of the death of her husband, Jay: Go ahead and mention my child, the one who died, you know; Dont worry about hurting me further, the depth of my pain doesnt show; Dont worry about me crying, Im always crying inside; Help me to heal by releasing, the tears that I try to hide; Im hurt when you just keep silent, pretending he or she didnt exist; Id rather you mention my child, knowing that he or she has been missed; You ask me how Im doing, Im doing pretty good or fine; But healing is something ongoing, I feel it takes a lifetime. Alice and Jay Watts were instrumental in getting the Lake Area-Keystone Heights chapter of The Compassionate Friends started. We wouldnt all be here tonight if it wasnt for them, Mary Kramer said. Veliz read the poem The Way I Feel in honor of her sister: They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal; But neither time nor reason will change the way I feel; No one knows the heartache that lies behind my smile; No one knows how many times Ive broken down and cried; I want to tell you something, so there wont be any doubt; Youre so wonderful to think of, but so hard to be without The Lake Area-Keystone Heights chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets the second Sunday of every month except December at the Potter House behind Trinity Baptist Church in Keystone at 7 p.m. The second Sunday of December is reserved for the candle-lighting ceremony. They have a place they can go where they can be with others who are just like them. We all know what were going through, Mary Kramer said. Nobody understands it unless youve gone through it. Kramer said The Compassionate Friends is for people whove lost children at any age, whether a couple of days old, 20 years old like her daughter, Danielle, or 75 years old. We know a lady in her 90s who lost her daughter at 75, Kramer said. Theyre all our babies still. Anne Fosser and her husband, John, lost a daughter named Susan. Fosser explained the significance of the five candles that were lighted by various group members. The first candle was lighted by Bernie Wetherington, with Fosser saying, This candle represents our grief. The pain of losing you is intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you. Melissa Hughes, the mother of Caitlen, lighted the second candle. This candle represents our courage to confront our sorrow, to comfort each other, to change our lives, Fosser said. As James Hughes, Caitlens father, lighted the third candle, 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! The new year is right around the corner. This is the time of year I drive my family nuts with my planning and resolutions for the next 365 days. My staff is well aware of my penchant for change on a regular basis. So while I make my lists to conquer next year here are some suggestions your dog may be considering. -I will eat less and exercise more -I will beg less -I will recognize the difference between furniture and fire hydrants -Ill stay out of the cats litter box -I wont bite the vet anymore -I wont steal food as much -Ill introduce myself in more appropriate ways -Ill do better holding it until morning -Ill bark at the mail carrier less -Ill tolerate those homemade bandannas more If your pet hasnt been to see the doctor in a while, make a plan to get them scheduled for a visit and get caught up. The best way to start the new year and accomplish those resolutions is to be healthy. I hope you are having a good day back and Happy New Year! Happy New Year & God BlessClosed January 1st, 2018 STARKE904.964.6200 Peace and Joy to allJones-Gallagher Funeral Home KEYSTONE HEIGHTS352.473.3176 at left) reads a poem in honor of her left) reads a poem in honor Continued from 1B Bradford Michael John Field, 51, of Milton, was arrested by Braford Deputies on Dec. 25 for disorderly intoxication. No bond was set and he was expected to be released Dec. 26. Justin Daniel Smith, 23, of Starke, was arrested by Bradford Deputies on Dec. 26 for a moving traffic violation, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug equipment. Bond was set at $73,000. t ARRESTS t are pictured with Chapter leader as much as we Happy New Year member-owned electric cooperative. Keystone District (352) 473-4917 Outage Reporting (888) 434-9844 www.clayelectric.com Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/clayelectric The Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its regular meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, at IHOP in Starke. The program will be presented by Vivian Katz, president of Keystones Save Our Lakes Organization Inc. Sue Plaster will be the hostess for the meeting. Do you have a Revolutionary War-era patriot in your family tree? If you would like to find out, we can help with DARs amazing genealogical resources. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for DAR membership. Please contact Leslie Harper at 352-475-5090 or June Keefe at 386-431-1830 for more information. Save Our Lakes president to speak at Jan. 8 DAR meeting

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him return to Union County, but not until hes earned his college diploma. That is the diploma that will carry you many years down the road, providing for your family and providing for yourself, Ripplinger said. Thats our ultimate goal. Education doesnt just stop when youre 18 and get a high school diploma. Education happens every single day of your life. South Alabama has afforded you that opportunity. We just hope and pray that you use that to the best of your abilities and honor your commitments, honor your family and honor Union County. You have been a great testimony and a great representative for Union County and the Union County school system over these last four years. We appreciate all the hard work youve invested, and were very proud of you. Pruitt added, Youre going to be a Jaguar, but youll always be a Tiger. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer District 5-2A opponent Fort White brought out the best in Keystone Heights High School boys soccer player Alex Cruz, who scored three goals each in a pair of wins on consecutive nights. Cruz did all the scoring in a 3-0 win over Fort White on Dec. 18 in Fort White, with Peyton Box, Chris Truman and Matt White each recording an assist. Goalie Caleb Cushman made six saves. On Dec. 19, the Indians hosted Fort White, with Cruz scoring three goals and Jacob Hopkins scoring one in a 4-1 win. Dean Hogg had two assists, while Box and Jay Payne each had one. Cushman made five saves. Prior to those matches, the Indians (7-6-2, 3-4-1) hosted district opponent Crescent City on Dec. 12, losing 3-2, before splitting a pair of non-district matches against Fernandina Beach and Palatka. The Indians got a goal each from Cruz and Andrew Oxley against Crescent City. Cruz and Kaleb Dockery each had an assist, while Cushman made 17 saves. On Dec. 14, Keystone hosted Fernandina Beach, getting four goals from Cruz in a 7-3 win. Cushman, Oxley and Henry Alozie each had a goal, while the following had one assist each: Cruz, Hogg, Hopkins, Oxley, Landon Ricketts and Ryan Turner. Cushman, whose goal came off a penalty kick, made 16 saves. On Dec. 15, Hopkins, off a Colby Townsend assist, had the lone goal in a 4-1 road loss to Palatka. Cushman made 11 saves. Keystone will return to action with a home match against Orange Park on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. The Indians then host district opponent P.K. Yonge on Friday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Santa Fe on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. 609 N. Orange St. Starke, FL 32091(904) 966-6768www.BUTC.eduDavid Harris Director Glenda Ruise CoordinatorSPRING CLASS SCHEDULE2016 Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. An Equal Opportunity center, without regard to race, creed, sex, or handicap. 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Visit our website www.butc.edu for more information and for TABE, TEAS, and GED test schedule.EVENING CLASSES EVENING CLASSES COMMUNITY EDUCATION COMMUNITY EDUCATION DAY CLASSES Course Instructor Registration Course Dates Day Hours Program Hours Adult General Education, GED, and Applied Academics Rudoi Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 12PM Vary Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician Rensberger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 600 Automotive Service Technology (AST), AST 1, and AST 2 Rensberger Closed January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 1800, 750, 1050 Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts Crews Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F M,T,W,F: 9AM 3:30PM R: 9AM 7:30PM 1200 Commercial Vehicle Driving A & B Abercrombie Call Now January 8th March 1, 2018 M R 7AM 5PM 320 & 150 Commercial Vehicle Driving A & B Abercrombie Call Now March 12 May 3, 2018 M R 7AM 5PM 320 & 150 Computer Systems and Information Technology Ledger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 900 Cosmetology Kirkpatrick Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F M,T,W,F: 9AM 3:30PM R: 9AM 7:30PM 1200 Diesel Maintenance Technician Rensberger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 600 Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Pusateri Course In Progress. Visit www.butc.edu for 2018 application. M R M & T: 8AM 4:30PM W & R: 7AM 5PM 1350 Medical Assisting Harvey Course In Progress. Visit www.butc.edu for 2018 application. M R 8AM 4:30PM 1300 Welding Technology Geiger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 1050 Welding Technology, Advanced Geiger Call Now January 4th May 25, 2018 M F 9AM 3:30PM 750 EVENING CLASSES Adult General Education, GED, and Applied Academics Rudoi January 4, 2018 January 4th May 25, 2018 M, T, R 6PM 9PM Vary Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Pusateri Course In Progress. Visit www.butc.edu for 2018 application. M R 5PM 10PM 1350 Nursing Assistant Long Term Care Harvey January 8, 2018 January 8th May 1, 2018 M & T 5PM 9PM 120 COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES Hunter Education Call Mr. Davidson at (904) 813-0008 with course questions. Davidson Open Contact School R 6PM 9PM 3 Spinning (Indoor Cycling) Miller Open January 4th May 25, 2018 M & W 4PM 5PM Vary Spinning (Indoor Cycling) Bridgman Open January 4th May 25, 2018 T & R 5PM 6:20PM Vary Pilates/Yoga/Tai Chi Call Ben Bridgman at 904-509-2828 with questions. Bridgman Open January 4th May 25, 2018 T & R 6:30PM 7:15PM Vary Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. An Equal Opportunity center, without regard to race, creed, sex, or handicap. Approved for veteran training by the State Approving Agency. Base tuition ($2.88 per hour) plus applicable fees. Costs subject to change without notice. Financial Aid available to qualified students. Visit www.BUTC.edu for more information and for TABE,TEAS, and GED test schedule. Lack of English language will not be a barrier to admissions. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to: Robert Turnipseed, Director of Human Resources, 501 W. Washington Street, Starke, FL 32091. 904-966-6810. Turnipseed.Robert@mybradford.us. 2017-2018 Lynn Nobles Director Brad Bishop Coordinator (904)966-6764 Dr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANDr. Virgil A. BerryCHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Modern methods with old-fashioned concern. Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain Auto Accidents Work Injuries Headaches Neck and Back Pain NEED RELIEF FROM:Call Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 YearsCall Dr. BerryServing the Area for more than29 Years BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Union County High School senior Maurice Strong had already made his mind up, so he was ready to take advantage of college footballs new early signing period. The 6-2, 285-pound defensive tackle, seated between his parents, Maurice Sr. and Angela, signed his letter of intent to play for the University of South Alabama during a Dec. 20 ceremony in the UCHS field house. It feels amazing. It feels great, Strong said. This is a dream come true. Union head coach Ronny Pruitt said Strong received interest from many schools, including those hed classify as bigger than South Alabama, which is a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Pruitt said a lot of kids are all about signing with the biggest school without looking at the big picture. Strong did, though, opting for the school that he thought was the best fit for him. You dont find that very often in the kids today, Pruitt said. Strong said South Alabama coaches were always there for him unlike other schools coaches throughout the recruiting process. He appreciated that. Nobody showed me love like that, he said. When I got there (for a campus visit), they showed me even more love. I was like, Wow. This is the place for me. I loved the atmosphere and how everything was. When asked what especially stood out about his visit, Strong laughed and said, They fed me good. I loved it when they fed me. He may have a sense of humor, but he is a mature, young man. Pruitt has watched that maturation occur the last two years. He described the freshman version of Strong as a kid who was hyper, like most ninthgraders, and one of those guys you had to lasso. Strong became a leader who worked hard and played with class. We coach because we love this game, Pruitt said, but we also coach because we love these kids. When you see one accomplish one of his dreams, it makes your heart feel good. Strong said Miami was the first school to ever contact him. That occurred when he was a sophomore and spurred him on to doing whatever was necessary to make sure he got that opportunity to sign with somebody. At that point in time, I was like, Let me get my mind right. I started grinding, grinding, grinding, Strong said. Pruitt said what Strong brings to the field are a quick first step and strength. I cant wait to see how strong he can get, Pruitt said. Hes strong now for high school and college. Strong is just a good on the offensive line as he is on the defensive line and can play effectively at any weight ranging from 260 to 320, Pruitt said. Im anxious to see what they mold him into and how they use him, Pruitt said, adding, Hes got the hands and feet that you need to play at the next level on both sides of the ball and the mental toughness. Pruitt said if you ask him 10 years from now what really stood out about Strong, his answer would be that Strong was someone who just loved the game. Pruitt admitted he and his coaches were hard on Strong, but it never deterred him. Whereas some kids mightve gotten frustrated and quit playing, Pruitt said Strongs thinking was, Im going to play this game. Nothing youre going to do is going to steer me in any other direction. As a sophomore, Strong recorded 38 tackles (20 solo), with three sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He made 28 tackles (15 solo) and had seven sacks, one fumble recovery and a blocked punt as a junior. This past season, Strong made 31 tackles (19 solo), with 14 occurring behind the line of scrimmage. He had eight sacks and nine quarterback hurries as well as three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception. As he prepares to transition to college, Strong said all he needs to do is get back into shape. Ive been chilling, so I need to get back right, he said. Other than that, I think Im pretty much ready. Im ready to get there. This is something Ive been waiting on all my life. During the ceremony, Principal Mike Ripplinger challenged Strong to take advantage of the opportunities hes earned. Ripplinger said the community loves Strong and wants to see Tigers Maurice Strong signs with South Alabama KHHS Cruz scores 6 goals in 2 wins over Ft. White Winners of the TelegraphTimes-Monitor Christmas coloring contest: Davin Williams, 6 Mya Smith, 11 Caraline Douglas, 16

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North Florida Pharmacyof Keystone Heights405 S. Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights MonFri 8:30 am 6 pm Sat 9 am 1 pm(352)478-2057 Thank you, We would like to thank all of our volunteers for making Operation Santa Paws a huge success. With the dedicated work of volunteers we were able to give every dog and cat that was adopted in December a blanket. It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with amazing volunteers that care so much for cats and dogs. Operation Santa Paws is looking forward to growing even bigger in 2018. Please contact J.Bryan if you would like to volunteer next year for Operation Santa Paws at (904) 600-1858. Operation AN ANIMAL SHELTER CHRISTMAS BLANKET PROJECT is open for business and now recruiting knitters, crocheters and quilters to make Christmas 40sq blankets for Bradford County Animal Shelter, adopted animals during the holiday season. Call for pick-up of 6 or more blankets or location of drop-o boxes J. Bryan @ 904-600-1858 Project closes December 1st 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 Gas piping LOST DOGHer name is Foxie and if you know her whereabouts please call 352-283-2172 or 386-266-9734. Thank You! BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Christian Miller-Cardwell and Dallas Tealer combined for 29 points in the second half as Gainesville outshot and pulled away from the Bradford High School boys basketball team to win the Lake Area McDonaldsKiwanis of Starke Holiday Tournament by a score of 75-55 to conclude the three-day event on Dec. 23. It was the first loss for the Tornadoes (7-2) since they dropped their season-opener to Bolles. Bradford trailed by eight to start the second half, but got only eight field goals compared to 15 for Gainesville (8-2). Tavien Young, who was named to The Prep Zone AllTournament Team, did his part to help the Tornadoes, making three three-pointers in the second half and finishing the game with a team-high 19 points. The Hurricanes, though, pulled away with Miller-Cardwell making three three-pointers in the third quarter and Tealer making four shots from beyond the arc in the third and fourth quarters. Both were named to the all-tournament team, with Miller-Cardwell earning MVP honors. Young scored on a layup to spark a 7-0 run to close out the first quarter and give the Tornadoes a 19-15 lead. Chris Cummings made 1-of-2 free throws after being fouled on a drive to the basket, while Matthew Crawford rebounded a missed three-pointer by Gainesville and fired a long pass downcourt to Jordan Lee, who converted a layup. Gainesvilles K.J. Bradley went 0-of-2 at the foul line, with Cummings rebounding the second miss. Cummings pushed the ball upcourt and sank a pullup jumper in the lane to send Bradford into the second quarter leading by four. Gainesville opened the second quarter with a 14-2 run. After Bradfords Young scored off a Taz Curry steal, Tealer knocked down back-to-back three pointers to put the Hurricanes in the lead. Consecutive baskets by Young later in the quarter had Bradford trailing by four, but the Hurricanes were able to go into BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Corey Hill made six threepointers and finished with 25 points, but it was nowhere near enough for the Union County High School boys basketball team, which lost 98-75 to South Carolinas Landrum on Dec. 23 to finish in last place in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke Holiday Tournament at Bradford High School. After Nate Norman made a three-pointer that left the Tigers (3-8) trailing 6-5 early in the first quarter, Landrum scored 11 of the next 15 points in building a double-digit lead it would hold for most of the game. Keyshawn Young did his part to try to keep Union in it. He scored off a turnover forced by Hill and later added two free throws after he was fouled on a drive to the basket to make it 2213 late in the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, Young hit a pull-up jumper to make it 2415. A three-pointer and a foul-line jumper by Hill kept the Tigers within 11, but Landrum (8-2) closed the half on a 14-5 run to go into the break leading 49-29. It was almost a one-man show for the Tigers in the third quarter. Landrum outscored Union 27-22, with Hill scoring all but eight of the Tigers points. He made four three-pointers in the quarter, but Landrum increased its lead to 25 points entering the final quarter. Young scored seven points in the fourth quarter to finish with 15. Caden Cox and Jaquez Hendrieth scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, while Norman added nine. Agelu Nunu and Hunter Dang had three and two points respectively. Union began play in the Hitchcocks Challenge against Eastside on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Legacy Park in Alachua. If the Tigers won, they will play Trinity Catholic or Puerto Ricos Academia Cristo Rey on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 2:30 p.m. If they lost to Eastside, the Tigers will play Trinity Catholic or Academia Cristo Rey at 10 a.m. on Dec. 28. Action continues on Friday, Dec. 29, before concluding on Saturday, Dec. 30. Union loses to Stanton on 2 nd day of tournament Much like its final game of the tournament, the Tigers saw an opponent start pulling away in the first quarter of their secondday game, which resulted in a 6747 loss to Stanton Prep on Dec. 22. Stanton (1-8) scored the first five points before Norman made a three-pointer for the Tigers. A layup by Nunu off a Hendrieth assist and a subsequent free throw left Union trailing 8-6. A three-pointer later by Young kept the Tigers within three points, but Stanton closed the first quarter by outscoring Union 6-2. The Blue Devils opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run. Four points by Hendrieth and a three-pointer by Quinton Mitchell helped Union remain within 12, but a Stanton basket off a Union turnover in the final 20 seconds sent the Devils into halftime leading by 14. Young scored seven points in the third quarter, but the rest of his teammates scored a combined five points as Stanton increased its lead by one. Stanton essentially put the game away when it opened the fourth quarter with a 10-2 run. Colby Cummings scored consecutive baskets off turnovers to put the Devils ahead 61-38. Hendrieth and Young led the Tigers with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Mitchell and Nunu each had five points, while Hill had four. 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Timothy Meek KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Timothy Earl Curtis Meek, 58, of Keystone Heights died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. He was born Nov. 6, 1959 in Tampa to the late Billy and Gloria Meek and moved to Belmore at age four. He attended schools in Keystone Heights. He was a driver for an oil company and a mechanic. He was preceded in death by: his brother, Jack Meek. Survivors are: children, Katie (Shaun) Burgin of Starke, T.J. Meek and Justin (Jessica) Meek all of Melrose; three sisters, Becki Smith of Starke, Theresa (Woody) Long of Keystone Heights, and Charity Emmons of Melrose. Also left behind are six grandchildren and many other family members. A Time of Remembrance will be held Saturday, Dec. 30 from 35:00 p.m. at Chiappinis, Melrose. Arrangements under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Polly Morrow STARKEPolly Morrow, age 79, of Starke passed away, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville following an extended illness. She was born in Eufaula, AL on Jan. 6, 1938 to the late Mack and Mary (Phillips) Williams. Polly was a resident of Starke for over 30 years and had owned and operated Pollys September Home. She was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church and always enjoyed taking care of those in need. She enjoyed nature, watching birds, gardening and flowers. Polly also enjoyed music, dancing, and shopping. She was definitely a people person, but most of all, she loved her family. The father of her two daughters, John Jourdan had preceded her in death along her a son-in-law, Barry Wyman; a brother and two sisters. Polly is survived by: her two loving daughters, Linda (Brett) Perry of Keystone Heights and Susan Wyman of St. Augustine along with two sisters. She was Mawmaw to four grandchildren, Shannon (Lil Rock) Sheffield, A.J. (Anne) Sheffield, Dustin (Paige) Perry and Cori (Will) Houston and five great-grandchildren, Rochelle, Annabelle, Steel, Austin and Riley. A celebration of life for Polly will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Starke. (904) 964-6200. www. jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY James Rowe LAWTEYJames Lee Rowe, 78, of Lawtey died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at the V.A Medical Center Lake City. Born in Greenville, he was a member of Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church of Lawtey. He attended the local schools of Greenville and completed his education with an Associate Degree. He served in the United States Navy. He is survived by: daughters, Lisa Rowe Lewis, Sidra Rowe and Tonya Rowe; sons, Michael Rowe, Anthony Duhart and John Berry; sister, Alberta Lewis; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other family members. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 30 at Mt. Zion AME Church, Lawtey at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sinclair Rowe conducting the services. Interment will be held at Peetsville Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc., Starke. The Cortege will form at the residence of Rowe, 2462 East Lake Street, Lawtey at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Visitation will be held on Friday at Mt. Zion AME Church from 3-6:30 p.m. Mickle Smith KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Mickle T. (Big Mike) Smith, age 58, of Keystone Heights passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Born in Live Oak and raised in Jasper, he lived most of his life in Starke and Keystone Heights. He was preceded in death by his father, Cody Smith; and brother, Randy Smith. Mike is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Shari Smith; son, Michael Smith; and daughter, Ashley Smith; his four grandchildren, Karsen Smith, Kylee Cirerol, Karlie Cirerol, and Kody Cole; and the mother of his children Susan Smith. A celebration of Mikes life will be at a later date. PAID OBITUARY Wanda Thornton ST. GEORGE, GA Wanda Denise Thornton, 45, of St. George, GA died on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at St. Vincents Medical Center Clay County in Middleburg. She was born in Gainesville on June 13, 1972 to the late Lloyd Thornton and Wanda Bailey Thornton. She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her aunt and caretaker, Jimmie Bailey. She is survived by: brothers, Charles Johnson of Yulee, and Robert (Kristy) Thornton of Lake Butler; her caretaker who she loved as a sister, Melissa (Donnie) Boston; and many other family members. A Graveside Service was held on Dec. 23 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens with Reverend Larry Thornton officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke. Pamela Brown WALDO/STARKE Pamela Shonte Brown, 41, died on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care Center in Stockbridge, GA. She was educated in Clifford J. Scott High School, East Orange, NJ and Eastside High School, Gainesville. She continued her education with a degree in Nursing. She was employed by North Side Hospital. She is survived by: son, Damon C. Johns; sister, Patricia Daye; and many other family members. Life Celebration will be held 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 30 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Waldo. Interment will be held at Fairmont Cemetery, Newark, NJ. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. on Friday at J. Hadley Funeral Home, Starke. Funeral Services are entrusted to J. Hadley Funeral Home. Kala Farmer KEYSTONE HEIGHTSKala Farmer, 47, of Keystone Heights, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at her residence following brief illness. Kala was born in Boyce, LA and had lived in Keystone Heights for 16 years, coming from Ocala. Kala was employed by Meridian Behavioral Health Care Clinic in Gainesville. She was a member of Hampton Christian Church in Hampton. She was preceded in death by: a sister, Karen Cudd; father, Skylar Cudd; and step-father, Mike Graffia. Surviving are: her husband, Pat Farmer; five sons, Trace McMillan, Jordan McMillan, Jaden Williams, Pat Farmer, Jr., and Cameron Farmer; a daughter, Kimberly Miller; mother, Judy Pierce Soileau; a brother, Sonny Cudd; and five grandchildren, Logan McMillan, Raylan McMillan, Rayna Miller, Waylon Miller, and Maysin Miller. No services are planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to Masters Funeral Home, 3015 Crill Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on her online guestbook at www. themastersfuneralhomes@hotmail. com. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements. PAID OBITUARY Roy Holmes LAKE BUTLERRoy Holmes, 74, of Lake Butler died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at his residence. He was a member of Hopewell Church of God By Faith. He attended and graduated from the local schools of Union County. He was selfemployed. He is survived by: children, Andropolis Mitchell Sr. and Sarah Holmes; sisters, Dorothy Grimmage, Fannie Riggins, Minnie Holmes, Janie Jones and Ruth Holmes; brothers, Albert Holmes, Rubin Morris, Clyde Holmes, Wesley Holmes and Otto Holmes; and many other family members. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 30 in the Hopewell Church Of God By Faith in Providence with Elder Jeremiah Lee conducting the services. Interment will be held in Little Rock Cemetery Lake Butler. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc., Starke. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Carl D Haile Memorial Chapel for Friends 3-6:00 p.m. The Cortege will form at the church at Hopewell Church of God By Faith at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. Mary McCormickJacobs KEYSTONE HEIGHTSMary L. McCormick-Jacobs, 93, of Keystone Heights died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at Palm Garden of Gainesville. She was born in Hawthorne on May 30, 1924 to the late Henry and Jewell (Putnel) Paulling. She had been a lifelong resident of the Hawthorne and Keystone Heights area graduating from Hawthorne High School with the class of 1942. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Keystone Heights. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Henry Mac McCormick; son, Eddie St. John; and sister, Earnestine Miller. Survivors are: children, Susan (Doug) Voliva of Wears Valley, TN, John (Kellye) McCormick and David (Kelly) McCormick all of Keystone Heights, and Jimmy McCormick of Gainesville; sister, Sara McGuire of Gainesville; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; and two great greatgrandchildren. The viewing will be held prior to graveside services beginning at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27 with Pastor Clay Robinson officiating. Interment will be at Hawthorne Cemetery in Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church, 550 East Walker Drive, Keystone Heights, FL 32656 or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, Keystone Heights. Amanda Ellis of Silver Sands Middle School in DeLand each received $250. Carol Roe, chairman of the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom board of directors, said, Our grants committee selected these educators because they are passionate about Florida agriculture and share that passion with their students. Though Van Heusen laughed about not having enough years in teaching to show that I actually know what Im doing, her application obviously proved otherwise. It was a lengthy process, she said, that involved having to show what she taught, how she includes certain standards in her teaching and the awards her students receive. Van Heusen teaches five different prep areas, so she had to include a lot in her application. She said that probably made her application stand out. Because I cover so many different areas, I think that was what set me apart, she said. Van Heusen is excited about attending the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Itll give her the opportunity to share ideas with teachers from throughout the U.S. and to get some pointers as well. She especially wants to learn how teachers in urban areas approach agriculture. Im looking forward to going to see how these teachers across the United States do that and take pointers from them, especially teachers that have been teaching for a while, and learning from what they do and how I can improve my side of teaching it, Van Heusen said. Its a way of getting better as an educator and better preparing students for their futures. Teachers always learn from each other, Van Heusen said. Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, a Gainesvillebased nonprofit organization, funds programs like the Florida Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Awards with the proceeds it receives from the sales of the agriculture specialty license plate. Its mission is to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education, which it does by providing currculum, workshops, farm tours, award programs, grants and the Florida Agriculture Literacy Day elementary reading program. 340 E. Walker Drive(SR 100)Keystone Heights 352.473.3176jonesgallagherfh.com P. Steven Futch Funeral DirectorJoe Gallagher Owner/Funeral DirectorWere here for youTo help celebrate a lifeto help say goodbye.Whether your loved one wanted a traditional funeral or a more casual way to bring family and friends together, well help your remembrance be something special. 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Archer Funeral Home(386) 496-2008 Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL With Love, Doyle Archer, Kaleb Archer, Kelsey Archer & Archer Funeral Home Staff thank God every day for the friends, who love and care for my family, our staff and myself! 2016 has passed by so fast and this year was not a good year for many of us. But I want to say, what would we do without the loving friends that are there when we need them most. We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and may the New Year 2018 bring us all the things we need, and the happiness we all long for: God is Always there when we need him, all we have to do is Pray. Sometimes our prayers are not answered right away, but sooner or later things will come through. We want to let you all know how much we appreciate you all for letting us take care of your loved ones for the last time here on earth, we treat everyone as if they were our own Family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families from all of us at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.I halftime leading 34-26, getting baskets from Diamond Smith and Jeremiah Tisme as well as a free throw from Miller-Cardwell. The second half began with a 10-1 Gainesville run, with Tealer hitting two three-pointers and the Hurricanes scoring four points following Bradford turnovers. Bradford couldnt make a dent in the lead, thanks to Miller-Cardwell. A Young threepointer was followed by MillerCardwells own downtown shot. Two free throws by Curry were followed by another MillerCardwell trey. Then, after Young scored on a scoop shot in the lane, Miller-Cardwell did it again, sinking a shot from beyond the arc to put the Hurricanes up 5334. Cummings scored six of the first eight points of the fourth quarter, going 4-of-5 from the foul line, as he finished with 15 points. He and Young had 36 and 35 points, respectively, in all three tournament games. Curry and Lee finished with six and four points, respectively, while Crawford, Jcobi Harris and Jaleen Lane each had three. D.J. Mackey added two points. The tournaments final day also saw last years champion Creekside (9-1) defeat Santa Fe (3-5) 58-40 in the consolation championship, Madison County (5-2) defeat Stanton Prep (18) 72-48 for fifth place and Landrum (8-2) defeating Union County (3-8) 98-75 for seventh place. Creeksides Noah Lippy and Madison Countys Travis Jay were also named to the alltournament team. Bradford began play in the Hitchcocks Challenge at Alachuas Legacy Park on Wednesday, Dec. 27, against Doral Academy. If the Tornadoes won, they will play Hawthorne or Saint Francis on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 5:30 p.m. If they lost to Doral Academy, they will play Hawthorne or Saint Francis at 1 p.m. on Dec. 28. The tournament also features action on Friday, Dec. 29, before concluding on Saturday, Dec. 30. BHS defeats Santa Fe to advance to championship Six points each from Young and Tally Chandler in the third quarter helped Bradford create some separation in a 58-49 win over Santa Fe during the second day of action in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke Holiday Tournament on Dec. 22. A jumper by Jordan Hill sent the Tornadoes into the second quarter leading 17-16. A rebound tip-in by Santa Fes Deshaun Odem put the Raiders ahead by one to start the second quarter, but a three-pointer by Chandler put Bradford back on top. A basket by Harris sparked a late 10-5 run to close the half. Cummings made a threepointer following a Santa Fe turnover, while a steal by Lee led to his own dunk and a 3020 lead. Saveon Webster made a three-pointer for the Raiders, but Cummings answered with a long-distance shot of his own to help Bradford go into the break leading 33-25. Santa Fe pulled to within 4541 late in the third quarter on a three-pointer by Webster, but the Tornadoes responded with a 6-0 run. Young scored on a drive to the basket, while Mackey grabbed a defensive rebound and fired a pass downcourt to Chandler, who was all alone for a layup. A steal by Curry led to a layup by Crawford as Bradford entered the fourth quarter leading 51-41. Bradford held onto its lead despite a shaky performance from the foul line and multiple turnovers in the final quarter. Lee finished with 10 points, while Chandler and Young each had nine. Mackey and Cummings had seven and six, respectively, with Crawford adding five. Curry and Harris each had four points, while Hill and Dequan Hankerson each had two. In other action on the second day, Gainesville defeated Creekside 69-58, Stanton Prep defeated Union County 67-47 and Madison County defeated Landrum 75-70. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Chris Cummings scored 11 points in the second quarter to help the Bradford High School boys basketball team start pulling away from Union County and win 75-45 to conclude action on the first day of the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis Club of Starke Holiday Tournament on Dec. 21 at BHS. In the days three previous games, Santa Fe defeated Stanton Prep 61-32, Gainesville defeated Madison County 68-44 and Creekside defeated Landrum (South Carolina) 69-62. The Tornadoes got off to a quick start, scoring the first six points. It was 4-0 when Matthew Crawford went to the foul line to shoot two free throws for Bradford. He missed both attempts, but D.J. Mackey rebounded the second miss. The Tornadoes Tavien Young would then attempt a three-pointer, which was no good, but Mackey rebounded the miss and scored for a 6-0 lead. It was the second straight basket for Mackey, who later added two free throws to make the score 8-2. Union rallied to make it a tie game going into the second quarter. Keyshawn Young made consecutive baskets, one of which was a three-pointer, to pull the Tigers to within 8-7. Bradford scored off Tavien Youngs rebound putback to make it 107, but Jaquez Hendrieth made a three-pointer to tie the score. Hendrieth opened the second quarter with a score off an offensive rebound, but Bradford tied the score when Tarrin Jacksons steal led to a Cummings layup. The Tornadoes then took the lead again with a Cummings three-pointer. Baskets by Corey Hill and Hendrieth put the Tigers back on top 16-15, but it would be their last lead as Bradford closed the quarter with a 12-2 run. Cummings made two free throws to give the Tornadoes the lead for good. Taz Curry then hit a turnaround jumper in the lane before coming up with a steal that led to a basket by Young. A Young steal led to an eventual score by Cummings, while Curry scored down low off a Tally Chandler assist. After Hendrieth scored for the Tigers, Bradford closed the half with a Cummings dunk following a Curry steal, sending the Tornadoes into halftime leading 27-18. Curry and Cummings each BHS opens Kiwanis tournament with 75-45 win over UCHS Continued from 4B Members of All-Tournament Dallas Tealer and Christian Millerand Madison

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scored off his own steal to open the second half and give the Tornadoes a double-digit lead. A three-pointer by Keyshawn Young cut Bradfords lead to single digits, but Chandler answered with a trey of his own. Then, following a Union turnover, Matthew Crawford sank one from long range, putting Bradford ahead 40-25. Crawford and Cummings combined to score 10 points in the third quarter, which also featured a combined 16 points from Unions Hendrieth and Young. Jalen Williams scored six points early in the fourth quarter, including two consecutive baskets when he scored off his own steal as well as a steal by Jordan Lee. Those baskets increased Bradfords lead to 22. Cummings led Bradford with 15 points, while Mackey and Curry scored 12 and 10, respectively. Crawford and Williams each had eight points, while Young had seven. Jordan Hill added four points, while the following each had three: Chandler, Lee and Jcobi Harris. Jaleen Lane had two points. Unions Hendrieth led all scorers with 21 points. The Tigers also got 11 points from Young, while Hill and Caden Cox had six and four, respectively. Quinton Mitchell added two points. 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. Commercial DOWNTOWN STARKE Af rent. 113 E. Call St. Call Freddie American Dream Realty at 904-509-9893. 3BR/2BA HOME. Includ ed office separate from house. With 2 car garage. 1005 Palm St. Starke, Fl. House newly renovated, new windows, roof, car pet, vinyl flooring, tiled bath, new appliances. City gas. Double size lot borhood, near school. Move in ready. $177,000. Call 904-364-9022 for appointment to see home. For Rent WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to pris on. Call 352-468-1323. NEWLY RENOVATED mo bile homes. 3 BR/ 2 BA DW and 2 BR/ 2 BA. (One) 16x80 2 BR/2 BA. Lake Butler. 1-678-4386828. OFFICE SPACE for rent. tion area, kitchen, handi cap accessible. Fenced area for vehicle secu rity. $1400/mo. Lease required. Please call 904364-9022. STARKE 3BR/2BA MH, CH/A. New carpet, vinyl and paint. Mini blinds throughout. Three year old eat-in kitchen. Service pets only, non-smoker. $850/deposit $850/mo. 904-662-3735 leave mes sage. 2BR/1BA HOUSE newly painted. CH/A. Ideal lo cation, close to Keystone shopping. Only 10 miles from Starke. Sandy White Beach Spring fed Lake. $775/mo. Lawn care provided. Senior Citizen discount offered. 352478-8321. 3BR/1BA HOUSE, STARKE. Near schools, range, re frigerator, ch/a, w/d hookup. Service animals only. $795/mo. 1st & secu rity deposit. References. Must see. Call 904-9661334. 3BR/1BA HOUSE in Starke. Very nice, recently re furbished. Ideal for one or two people. $950/mo. First, last & security. Mike L. Hanks, Broker-owner 352-665-8067. SALES ASSOCIATE PO SITION NOW OPEN Stop in @ Noegels Auto Sales and ask to speak to our Finance Manag er regarding consider ation for employment. *Must be willing to work Saturdays *Must have val id driver licensees *Preferred Automo tive Sales experience *Positive attitude & exceptional cus tomer service skills *Must be 21 years or older Come apply in person & Join our Noegels Team. UNION COUNTY SOLID WASTE is hiring Call Time Collection Site At tendants. Applicants may apply in person at Union County Solid Waste by January 4 at 3 pm. Must have Valid D/L and be able to pass background check and drug screen. 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. TEMPORARY FARM Labor: Selby Honey, Poplarville, MS, has 4 positions with 3 mo. exp. required as beekeeper with refer ences; raise honeybees & maintain colony health, caging queens, install queen cells, assemble hives, harvest combs, transport honey; main tain & repair buildings & equipment; long periods of standing, bending & must lift 75 pounds; obtain days of hire with clean MVR; no bee, pollen, or honey related allergies; once hired, workers may be required to take em ployer paid random drug tests; testing positive/ failure to comply may result in immediate termi nation; employer provides free tools, equipment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence ex penses reimb.; $10.38/ hr, may increase based on experience, may work nights, weekends and asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 2/10/18 5/15/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply at near with Job Order MS239385 or call 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY FARM Labor: JF Phillips Farms, Yazoo City, MS, has 4 positions, 3 mo. exp. w/GPS for cultivating, tilling, fertil izing, planting, harvesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops to storage, grain bin, auger & fan op eration & maint., irrigation maint.; clean & maintain building, equip & vehicles; long periods of stand ing, bending & able to lift 75#; must able to obtain MVR within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take employer paid random drug tests; testing positive/failure to comply may result in im mediate termination from employment; employer provides free tools, equip ment, housing and daily trans; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.38/ hr, increase based on exp., may work nights, weekends, holidays & asked but not required to work Sabbath; 75% work period guaranteed from 2/15/18 12/01/18. Review ETA790 require ments and apply with JO# MS240346 at nearest FL 850-245-7105. DRIVERS, CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend!! Dedicated Southeast! 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All ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser at the time of placement. However, the classified staff cannot be held responsible for mistakes in classified advertising taken by phone. The newspaper reserves the right to correctly classify and edit all copy or to reject or cancel any advertisements at any time. Only standard abbrevations will be accepted. T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED USE YOUR PHONE DURRANCE PUMP Q UALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964 Pumps Sales Parts Service ST ATE LICENSE #1305 Handicapped AccessibleThis Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Now Accepting Applications1 AND 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 607 Bradford Court Starke, FLCall for more info 904-964-6216Hearing Impaired Only call 800-955-8771 E Q U A L H O U S I N GO P P O R T U N I T Y Set Right Mobile Homes Specializing In Relocations, Re-Levels, Set-Ups & Disposal Rodney A. 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GUEST LAUNDRY & ROOM SERVICE1101 N TEMPLE AVE STARKE, FL904.964.7600 HELP WANTED UNION COUNTY POSITION: Director, Union County Emergency Medical Services JOB DUTIES/DESCRIPTION: As the UCEMS Director he/she must oversee and manage an advanced life support (ALS) EMS Service that treats a population of over 15,500 citizens, utilizes 4 ALS equipped ambulances, and employees twenty-ve plus EMTs and paramedics on a 24 hour basis. He/She will be responsible and accountable for a 1.8 million dollar budget, patient billing, in-house budgeting, eet management, state records organization, medical direction updates, progressive ALS and BLS training, employee scheduling, with emphasis on supervisory oversight on all administrative and operational details pertaining to all prehospital care of patients both non-emergent and emergent. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 4 years of eld experience as a Certied EMT-B or Certied EMT-P. Must be procient in all EMS operations to include: Sta scheduling, budget preparation, EMS supervisory skills, Florida Administration Code 64J, Incident Command Structure (ICS), National Incident Management System, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), grant writing skills, and strong communication skills. Applications must be submitted to the Union County Board of County Commissioners. e oce is located at 15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida 32054. Union County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran Preference. Continued from 6B

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90 DAYS SAME AS CASH FINANCINGWe Will Beat All Competitor Pricing SHEET VINYL AS LOW AS $.59 CARPET AS LOW AS $.69 SF VINYL PLANK AS LOW AS $.89 SF WOOD LOOK TILE AS LOW AS $1.29 SF 25% OFF ALL CARPET & VINYL REMENTSFloor & Home Over 40 years of SALES ~ SERVICE ~ INSTALLATION 811 S Walnut St, Starke, FL 32091 904-964-7830 255 SE 6th St, Lake Butler, FL 32054 386-496-3333 Merry Christmas from American Legion Post 56 Arnett of Stephanie Mel Koski did more his Christmas-themed student in Ronda has a pair of Santa heads her Christmas as well as the