Weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. Phone 904-964-6305 Fax 904-964-8628 email@example.com www.StarkeJournal.com The Sweetest Strawberries this side of Heaven USPS 062-700 Stark e, Florida Thursday, February 1, 2018 138 th Year 26 th Issue 75 Cents Author at Wings of Dreams breakfast Wayne B. Wetherington will speak about his book Marianna to Mooseburg at the Wings of Dreams breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8:30 a.m. at the Keystone Heights Airpark. Wetherington will also sign copies of the book, which is a true story about two brothers. Contact him at 352-219-5102 if you are interested in purchasing a copy. Tour the Wings of Dreams museum, see planes and artifacts from World War II, and learn about the lives of veterans who served their country. For more information, contact Bob at 352-219-2285. Interested in college? New Student Night is for you Santa Fe College Andrews Center will host New Student Night in the Cultural Building, 201 E. Call St., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. New Student Night is for graduating high school students and members of the community who are interested in attending Santa Fe College. The session will go over and scholarships. Advisors from the Andrews Center, health sciences, business, emerging technologies, zoo, other departments will be attending to talk with prospective students. This is a great opportunity to take Fe College student; receive a lot of information in a relaxed atmosphere and make contact with people who can help you get started. Valentines Art animals Normans Produce is sponsoring a strawberry decorating class to raise money for Lake Area Animal Advocates on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Bradford Pet Care Hospital. For a $25 donation, you will learn how to decorate strawberries perfect for Valentines Day. Decorate a dozen strawberries with all ingredients provided. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a snack and/ or an alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverage to share. RSVP by calling 904-964-3906 or emailing animaladvocates17@gmail. com. The event is held in memory of Hazel Norman, a pet rescued by the Norman family. Republicans meet Feb. 8 The monthly meeting of the Bradford County Republicans will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Capital City Bank community room beginning at 6 p.m. The bank is located at 350 N. Temple Ave. (U.S. Hwy 301) in Starke. All Republicans are invited to attend. For more information please contact Chairman Richard Solze at 904-9645803. Community News Truck collides with palm tree BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor A 38-year-old Waldo woman was charged with careless driving after she lost control of her truck and ran into a palm tree. According to Starke Police Maj. Barry Warren, Mellie Judell Holton was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning southbound on U.S. 301. Holtons truck ran up on the median between Dollar Tree and Bryans Ace Hardware and struck the palm, which snapped and came to rest on top of the truck. Warren said there was no report of injury. median of U.S. 301, between Bryans Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree. Fire damages Ida Street home BY DAN HILDEBRAN Managing Editor county crew based at the Bradford County Fairgrounds, afternoon, Jan. 26. Starke Fire Rescue Capt. Bryan Stephens said that when his four-man crew arrived around 3:45, there was light smoke coming from the trailer. spread to cabinets above and around the appliance. The home suffered smoke damage in the kitchen and living room areas. Resident Annie Lee McFadden said she was about to I dont know what happened, she said. It started from the stove. Thats all I know. Smith wont Johnson BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor For the time being, Sheriff Gordon Smith will not launch a criminal investigation into allegations of double chief of the Starke Police Department. A former employee of the city, Bridget Underhill, has made that allegation based on years of time sheets from the city and VyStar Credit off-duty security. The problem is, according to Underhills examination of those records, not all of the hours worked for VyStar were off duty. Sheriff Smith, like everyone else, is waiting on the outcome of an outside audit of those records. At the request of the city commission, City Manager Bob Milner has turned hundreds of pages of time sheets from the city and credit union over to a CPA. The accountant is examining which Jeff Johnson, were being paid by both employers for the same time over a took place. There are questions to answer beyond the overlapping time periods, according to the sheriff. Was it an acting on their own or with the knowledge of the chief? How do you prove Johnson knew it was happening and allowed it to continue? Smith said he needs some evidence of wrongdoing before launching an investigation to answer those question, but he said he has promised Underhill and her attorney that if wrongdoing is uncovered, action will be taken, regardless of who is involved. Ive already reached out to FDLE BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Southside Elementary School teacher Virginia Daugherty became emotional while talking about her job and where she works and whom she works with as a calling. She and several other teachers spoke to the school board and superintendent at a Jan. 29 meeting about the districts desire to remove language from their contract that offers them some protection from involuntary transfers in assignment. more than a contract clause; they in collaboration and respect. And, yes, they said these things were worth more to them than additional money. Although things didnt start out that way the union wanted four steps and the school board wanted to give them one both sides of the negotiating table are actually at peace with the current compromise on compensation. The union countered with three steps for teachers and education support professionals, and the district is now willing to offer three two steps retroactive to July 2017 and the third beginning when sides. The district has said this is a package deal, however, and the employees cannot have the money without giving the superintendent unrestricted authority over job transfers. Currently the superintendent can make those transfers, but is supposed to consider seniority when making those decisions. Daugherty said she doesnt envy Superintendent Stacey Creightons the district with the right people, but she wanted to know what Creighton would take into consideration when trying to move someone. I would like to see that wording, because it kind of scares me, she said. Would factors like home location, childcare and after-school involvement in mentoring or programs like drama be a part of that decision? Southsides just a different cup of tea. We dont get extra pay. Thats just about improving morale at the school, loving on the kids, giving them something fun, Daugherty said of their programs. Factors in assignment like personality, how they work and what they bring to a particular team are all taken into account by their principal as well. Its a calling, and thats all there is to it, she said. If I had to go to the high school and Im at Southside, and I know thats the place Im supposed to be, I would not be as effective. When it comes to teacher retention, she said its very easy to go somewhere else if you dont like what you are doing and where you are doing it. Teachers like Robin Frazer, who has been at Southside for 23 years, stick around for a reason. She said teacher morale is important to teacher success and creating an environment conducive to education. For there to be a high level of morale, a teacher must feel he or she is that everyone who works around them has always the best interests of the students, their families and the staff at heart, she said. Teachers need to work in a collaborative environment, she continued, one in which they can talk about different approaches to the challenges they face. They need to know if their ideas arent in alignment with whoever is in charge that they wont face retaliation. Theres always the possibility that if any one person is given the ultimate freedom to retaliate against someone whose views are different than theirs, to be able to move educators involuntarily out of their positions See CASE, 2A See CONTRACT, 3A
Fully Insured& Complete Tree ServiceNo Job Too Big or Too Small!WE DO IT ALL!!904-964-7906904-364-7065 cellDont let your tree issue become a tree problem! USPS 062-700 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Starke, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bradford County Telegraph131 West Call Street Starke, Florida 32091Phone: 964-6305 P.O. Drawer A Starke, FL 32091 Daniel Hildebran, General Manager Editor: Mark J. Crawford Sports Editor: Cliff Smelley Advertising: John R. Tillman Typesetting: Eileen Gilmore Advertising & Newspaper Prod: Beth Tillman Bookkeeping & Classified Adverts: Heather Wheeler Bookkeeping Asst: Linda Lacombe Front office Asst: Jenny Starnes Publisher: John M. Miller Subscription Rate in Trade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months BY KIM BOX Special to the Telegraph LifeSpring Church now has a brick-and-mortar structure to call home. Its new venue is 1404 Bessent Road. The building was previously home to the Church of the Nazarene and before that home to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. nondenominational church that came from what Pastor Ken Weaver described as a Godtime in January 2013. Eighteen adults and three children worshipped together in an improv service led by the pastor at the Weaver residence. After six months of meeting in the Weaver home, the group moved to Starke Elementary for short notice that it had to move again because of a serious mold problem in the building. The congregation moved back to the Weaver residence for three high school where it met from December 2013 until this past December. About 65 to 70 adults now attend the church each week, and about 25 to 30 children are involved in the childrens worship ministry. Weaver said the numbers with him. He said sporadic attendance is a trait of the younger generation which is LifeSprings target audience. While earlier generations never missed a service, he feels like once young people have become engaged in church, they readily believe and truly understand that everything they do is an act of worship. They do not feel it is necessary to be inside church walls to serve and worship God. Our focus is to reach people who may have given up on church, Weaver said. Many of them are young adults. Running from Gods call Weaver can relate to these people because he himself went through a period of wandering and questioning that led to a burn-out on church service. After completing Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he served as student pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Gainesville. He then pastored First Baptist Church of Bushnell for 13 years. But in the fall of 1977, he stepped out of ministry, and he and Gayle moved to Starke where Weaver assisted Gayles brother, Harry Hatcher, in running The Steakhouse. He still works there sporadically today, serving LifeSpring as a bivocational pastor. After running from Gods call to minister for a while, Weavers passion was renewed for local pastors while they were away from their churches. Next, he considered accepting a transitional role in a new program that the Southern Baptist Convention was implementing. Not only would he serve as an interim pastor, but he would serve congregations that had been through rough times as they sought to heal and reorganize themselves in preparation for their next permanent pastor. Before he could accept the assignment, the program folded. Weaver felt that every door back into ministry was closing when he and his wife attended a megachurch called NewSpring where his oldest son was serving in childrens ministry. He and Gayle agree that their experience there was one of the major precursors to the birth of LifeSpring. Ken was very impressed with the mix of people in this congregation, Gayle said. He pointed out a man in a suit worshipping right beside a heavily tattooed young man in everyday clothes and said, There is not a church in Starke consistently reaching these people. Another major precursor to LifeSpring was a churchplanting conference that Weaver attended. He said that during the conference, God opened his heart and mind to His vision for LifeSpring, and ideas began to spontaneously spring up. He was so excited that he talked to me by phone his entire drive back to Starke from the conference, said Gayle. Thats when I knew all this was about to begin. Welcoming worship Weaver and LifeSpring never want people to feel unwelcome because they do not look like traditional church people or act like traditional church people. The doors are always open to what Revelation 7:9 describes as all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues. Weaver said, This is the way we will worship for eternity and what we want to practice here and now. One visitor brought her three teenage sons to the small informal service held Sunday at the new church building, which is undergoing a renovation. Amidst painting equipment, tools and drop cloths, the praise team led a short but touching service. The drummer actually used paint buckets in place of his drums. The woman, obviously moved by the service, took her sons home to change into work clothes. All four of them came back and pitched right in with the work being done to ready Sunday service there Feb. 4. The LifeSpring services are non-traditional, and visitors are always welcome. Check the LifeSpring website (www. lifespring.cc) for Sunday service times. Weaver said some visitors looking for a more traditional church service. There are no hard feelings, he added, just thanks for worshipping with them and the hope that those visitors will feel more comfortable. We are not in competition with other churches. Weaver said. We chose to meet at the high school because it is neutral ground. Finding a new home When the church sought its next venue, its goal was to church also neutral ground. All kinds of spaces were considered and then a church realtor from Orlando showed them the property they have now purchased. It was not what they had envisioned, and the price was way more than they could afford. Discouragement set in and, in fact, the church had pretty much stopped looking for a new space. The Orlando realtor called out of the blue one-anda-half years later and asked if the church wanted to buy the building for $200,000, a drastic reduction from the earlier price. LifeSpring could not argue or refuse; the deal was considered miraculous and the answer to countless prayers especially since everything came together just months before the churchs Weaver said that just because LifeSpring is moving into what some would consider a traditional church building does not change anything about the groups cooperative stance. He sincerely desires that all pastors work together and not against each other since they are all supposed to be playing for the same team: Gods Kingdom. These are not our churches, Weaver said. They are Gods churches. He added that LifeSpring actively seeks ways to work with other area churches. LoveWorks was one such project during which churches came together to do missions and ministry around Bradford County. Weaver would love to see that program become a weeklong annual summer event during which at least 10 churches cooperate in provide helping hands and loving arms to those in need. LifeSpring has also cooperated with other churches in hosting a community Christmas service for several years. The attendance has almost doubled every year. Weaver hopes to engage the cooperation of even more churches in the area for Christmas 2018. Weaver credited several mentors and prayer partners with great help and encouragement throughout the process of giving legs to Gods vision for LifeSpring. One of them was Clarence Hackett, then interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Starke. Hackett shared with him the statistic that 70 percent of Bradford County residents are Even though the congregation is now settling into a permanent home, church members say the new building is not the groups focal point. Its nice to have a place thats constant, said Esther Massey Lawson, who regularly attends LifeSpring. The building is not necessary since the people are the church; its not necessary but still nice. building. that if something happens, I may need them. Until you get some proof, speculation doesnt work, Smith said. So far it hasnt been obvious that there was any wrongdoing, he said, thus the need for a closer look. also wants to get to the truth, whereas Underhill does not, or so she wrote in an email to Smith. She believes the city manager will sweep any wrongdoing under the rug out of spite for her. We both know Bob Milner hates me as much as he hates you, she told Smith. Underhill, who is currently suing the city of Starke over her termination and the unequal and biased way she says she was treated, complained to Smith she FDLE without any evidence of wrongdoing. Meanwhile she said she has given the city proof of the double dipping in the police department, and no criminal investigation has been launched. At the sheriffs response, Underhill once again found herself asking, Why am I being discriminated against? A letter from Underhills attorney asking the sheriff to investigate Johnson and his department came out of frustration that no action has been taken by the city since they unveiled the double dipping. In the opinion of Underhill and fraud and theft. As this concerns the veracity and ethical behavior of not sworn to uphold the law but their leader, the Chief of Police Jeffery Johnson, we should all be concerned, attorney Bryce Krampert wrote to Sheriff Smith. To this point nothing has been done about this, and the city continues to operate as nothing has happened and seems unconcerned. Melrose Art Walk Mossman Hall is welcoming back glass artist Beth Cox for the Feb. 2, art walk showing the photography of Jim Redding, who has worked in collaboration with Beth and whose images are The reception will be held in Mossman Hall, 301 State Road 26 in Melrose, from 6 to 9 p.m. month, from 6 to 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. CASE Continued from 1A
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 3A YOUR DECISION REGARDING WHO WILL HELP CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE IS IMPORTANTThe care and wellbeing of your elders is very important to the staff atOur room rate is $1,980 per month $3,100 per month for a private single Located in Downtown Starke Next to Wainwright Park(904) 964-2220 Parkside Pre Approved for Insurance* Assessment of each individuals needs and abilities is required before admitting. Monthly rates based on 30 days. School Brooklyn Bayes, Mya Kamienowski and Myles Loper. Not pictured: Nadia Perez. Students perform in honor band On Nov. 14, 2017, more than 300 students from across the Columbia, Gilchrist and Union participated in competitive auditions to become members of a select group of instrumentalists into the North Florida Honor Band. This prestigious ensemble boasts the 70 best players at both the middle and high school level from across the region and exists to provide an opportunity to take their school band experience to the next level. These musicians practice, perform and learn from a master-teacher as their guest conductor at the event. Hailing from Bradford Middle School, 26 students under the direction of Mike Loffredo, participated in this years ensemble. This number far surpassed the previous seven years at BMS and it was a tribute these extremely talented young musicians. This years BMS contingent included: Christine Samons (7th, clarinet), Autumn DeHoff (7th, clarinet), Melanie Sammons (8th, clarinet), Aaliyah McCloud (7th, clarinet), Darien Williams (7th, clarinet), Astrid Sellars (7th, clarinet), Erika Davis (7th, bass clarinet), Joshua Ackerman (7th, alto saxophone), Shawn Davis (8th, alto saxophone), Gwendalynn Payne (8th, French horn), Nicholas Teague (7th, trumpet), Abigail Clouser (7th, trumpet), Mia Thomas (7th, euphonium), Judah LeVasseur (7th, euphonium), Rhett Bradley (8th, euphonium), Reagan Weller (8th, tuba), Gavin Sakkinen (8th, tuba), Andrew Crews (8th, percussion) and Omari James (7th, percussion). In addition to those listed above, BMS also had seven students who auditioned into the respective sections: Madison Miller (7th, bass clarinet), Sabrina Creighton (7th, alto saxophone), Shelby Burkhalter (8th, tenor saxophone), Ancelmo MacedoBanda (7th, bari saxophone) and Nicolas Jordan (8th, percussion). Across the street at the high school, BHS also had their highest enrollment in several years under second year director Zachary Sullivan. Their esteemed members included: Ryan Appling (9th, clarinet), Zachary Teague (9th, alto saxophone), Cody Sapp (9th, tenor saxophone), Nadia Perez (11th, bari saxophone), Myles Loper (10th, trumpet), Jewel Stifel (10th, french horn), Dylan Snyder (10th, french horn), Mya Kamienowski (10th, euphonium), and Brooklyn Bayes (10th, euphonium). The free concert took place Jan. 26 at the Union County High School Auditorium. Lowe to be awarded Eagle Scout rank Jacob Christian Lowe, 17, earned his Eagle Award on Dec. 12, 2017, and will be presented with scoutings highest award on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Trinity Episcopal Churchs Parish Hall at 6 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend. The rank of Eagle is the Boy Scouts highest rank and is earned by less than four percent of all youth who join Boy Scouts of America. In order to achieve the rank of Eagle, Jacob had to earn 21 merit badges and show leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project. For his project, Jacob cleared and widened trails in the Welatka State Forest with the help from fellow scouts from his troop, family and friends. Jacob will also be pinned with three additional Palms during the ceremony: two silver (representing 15 additional merit badges each) and one gold (representing 10 additional merit badges) for earning an additional 45 merit badges above the 21 required for Eagle. Jacob is the son of Jennifer Elena Lowe of Keystone Heights and Leo Donald Lowe Jr. of Gainesville. He is a member of Troop 109, chartered by Trinity Episcopal Church in Melrose. His mother has served as his acting scoutmaster for the past few months, while Scoutmaster Patrick Somers took a leave of absence. Jacob is a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrows Echocotee Lodge, Outina Chapter. In scouting, Jacob serves as junior assistant scoutmaster of Troop 109 and has served in many other positions, including senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, troop guide, bugler, patrol leader, librarian and scribe. He earned his Arrow of Light in 2010, the Religious Award in 2012, the World Conservation Award in 2014 and went through national youth leadership training that same year. He also served on summer camp staff at Camp Shands in 2015 and 2016. Jacob and his family are members of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Starke where he enjoys singing in the choir and is trained as a youth leader. Jacob is a senior and attends Hope Christian Academy where he serves as class vice president, homecoming prince, and is active in weightlifting and the Praise Team. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys playing his trumpet, reading, singing, writing songs and poems, as well as camping and working with youth. Next year, he plans on attending college and majoring in either chiropractic medicine or education. Workshop for candidates Interested in running for 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 Jacob Lowe and transfer them at will, that fear that they will be separated from their support systems, faced with working in positions that they are not well suited for, and leaving their students and families whose relationships have been developed over time, Frazer said. She wanted the board to revisit the existing and proposed language for the contract and realize that wording that allows one individual to move any teacher to any position at any time is not good for the district. This could lead to gross morale of the employee, the students and the families. This is not good language for a district that needs fresh ideas and new strategies to meet the challenges we face, said Frazer. We need to feel we can all work together, not clandestinely or just by doing what we are told without question. She added that she didnt believe Creighton would abuse this power to retaliate against employees, but she wants the contract to protect employees in the future as well. I feel that the message we were given was if we want a raise, we need to give up some of our current contractual safeguards, said Frazer. Personally, I choose my mind, give my opinion and work collaboratively with my peers over money any day, but to even consider not giving raises to this dedicated group of educators would be dishonorable. She asked that the raises not be part of a package deal. Southside teacher Sarah Zipperer pointed to research to say teacher turnover can have a detrimental effect on student growth and achievement, while improving performance in high poverty area schools is tied to both the school culture and work climates impact on students and teachers. The proposed language on involuntary transfers robs teachers of certainty regarding their positions and induces an environment of instability, Zipperer said. Students simply cannot learn in an environment where teachers are being moved around, and teachers do not stay in counties where they do not feel valued and respected, she said. Audrey Murphy graduated from and came back to teach in Bradford County because, as Daugherty said, it was her calling. Making the transfer language part of a package deal with raises is an unfair burden for those who oppose it, she said. I have people who want to say, Well, you just dont want us to have a raise, but its not always about just money; respect is also important, said Murphy. She claimed that state statute puts the authority for placing teachers in the hands of the school board, with recommendations coming from the superintendent and principals, and that the proposed contract language would contradict that. Final say should not be solely one persons recommendation, said Murphy, who chose to teach at Southside after substitute teaching at the other elementary schools because it felt like home to her. Her dissatisfaction at being moved would negatively impact her effectiveness at another school, she said. Creighton passed out statutory language to the school board that supports her role in directing the work of personnel, particularly in regard to requirements noted in a memo from Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. Those requirements include making sure no D or F schools have a higher average of poorly schools in the district. Students may also not be assigned to a teacher evaluated as needing improvement or unsatisfactory two years in a row. The districts argument against the current language is that it could interfere with the superintendents responsibility to assure these and other state requirements are met. The school board and superintendent were set to hold a nonpublic executive session with its bargaining team following the meeting Monday. The next negotiating session between the district and union teams will take place Friday, Feb. 2, at 3:35 p.m. in the district boardroom. That session is open to the public. Veterans dance for Valentines American Legion Post 56 is hosting at Valentines Dance for veterans and their spouses on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the post home, 715 Edwards Road in Starke. Entry is $5 for couples and $2.50 for singles. Finger foods will be provided, and covered dishes are welcome. Door prizes will be awarded. RSVP to 904-7691221. CONTRACT Continued from 1A
Read all about it... The areas latest crimes, news, obits, and items you cannot get anywhere else in the world!! If you want to know whats happening in the area subscribe tostarkejournal.com You Can make your rounds but come to the place that welcomes everyone. Cans Tuesday: $1.50 per can beer Wino Wednesday: $3.00 glass of wine & KaraokeBowling Thursday: Bowling Tournament at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Steak Friday: Steak, Bake Potato, and Salad for $10.00 Karaoke Saturday: Come and let the good times roll Super Bowl Sunday Party: Finger Foods BAR10204 S.E. State Road 100 Starke, Florida 32091(904) 964-3110 early Monday after around two inches of rain fell in the area. Police Maj. Barry Warren managing editor. Starke warns of high utility bills BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Sustained cold weather combined with higher than normal demand for electricity will cause upcoming utility bills to skyrocket, according to a press release from the city of Starke. The release warns that customers shocked by the cold weather will be no less shocked when they see their bills. Starke City Manager Bob Milner said the city experienced one of the largest demand months for electricity in recent memory, surpassing even the kilowatts demanded during a hot Florida summer. According to the release, Milner said the amount of electricity supplied to businesses and residences between December 15 and January 15 matched or exceeded the amounts delivered during July and August, the two hottest months when air conditioners are at full capacity. The result is that many of Starkes utility customers will see their January bills more than double. We had a mild fall and many customers did not have to run their air conditioner or heater for several months. Then they ran their heaters full time for several weeks, said Milner. Starke has been lenient with cutoffs because of the cold weather. The city typically begins shutting off electricity for unpaid bills on the 29 th of the month but held off at the end of December because of the extreme cold and the holiday weekend. One result of the extension, however, is that those already behind on paying their bill will be even more so, and they could be stunned by just how much the past few weeks of running their heaters has cost them. We have attempted to remind customers that severe cold or heat increase in their electric or gas bill, but sometimes it doesnt hit home until the utility bill hits home, Milner said. The city has a program for extending utility payments for low-income residents, but Starke is also encouraging those who may qualify for assistance to reach out to the Suwannee River Economic Council (904964-4545, ext. 22 or 23) and the Salvation Army (352-375-3235). Opponents cannot appeal RV park BY MARK J. CRAWFORD Telegraph Editor Attorneys for Toms High on the Hog Real Pit Barbecue were successful in fending off an appeal of a special exception granted by Bradford County to develop an RV park on County Road 21B near Keystone Heights. On Monday afternoon, Circuit Toms request for a writ of prohibition, barring the county commission from hearing the appeal, the request for which was land development regulations and found that Board of unless a request for an appeal decision. Although county attorney Will Sexton had granted an extension to that deadline, provide for no exceptions to the timeframe. The opponents, including property owner Donald Morgan and the Santa Fe Lake Dwellers, did not meet the deadline, so their request for an appeal is untimely, of prohibition. The county commission sitting as the board of adjustment approved a special exception for the 400-space RV park development near the intersection of State Road 100 and County Road 21B in October. It was the second time the board heard from the applicant, Toms High on the time, the board voted 4-1 to deny the special exception. Citing a misinformation hearing, Toms said its due process rights had been violated and planned its own appeal, but later asked the commission to waive a yearlong waiting period to resubmit its application. At the second hearing, Toms succeeded in convincing the board to reverse its decision and grant the special exception. Opponents planned to base their appeal in part on the argument they made in October that the applicant had failed to satisfy the requirements for a special exception. According to them and their attorney, John Middleton, the Bradford land development regulations do not allow for the type of RV park or resort that has been proposed. They also planned to challenge of the experts who appeared for Toms as well as argue that the special exception. The request to extend the deadline was based on the claim that the opponents did not have access to all of the exhibits Toms attorneys presented for at least a week after the hearing. John Cooper, an attorney for Toms, said the opponents did have a copy of everything, but whether they did or not should not impact the request for an appeal. All that is required is a letter to the county requesting that appeal within the 30-day period. While Toms is free to continue in developing the RV park, all that has unfolded since the initial denial of the special exception has cost them the business they would have received during this, the peak season. at Kingsley Lake The Kingsley Lake Property Owners Association invites everyone to its seventh annual Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Kingsley Lake Civic Center, 6110 Kingsley Lake Drive. The event will get underway at 5:30 p.m. when doors will open to entrants. Tasting and judging will start at 6 p.m. There is no cost to participate in the competition. Other guests may make a donation if desired, but the event is free and open to the public. Attendees will enjoy a meal of chili, crackers, cheese, salad, drinks, hot sauce and dessert. Prizes will be awarded entries. People wishing to enter the cook-off should contact the association president, Billi West, at 904-449-9460 to register. The Kingsley Lake Property Owners Association is a to meeting the social needs of the community and preserving the beautiful and unique lake for which it is named. The association sponsors an annual Fourth of July boat parade, which has become a beloved tradition for area residents. In addition, the association holds monthly community breakfasts for men of each month and for ladies at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Several local workplaces are making big strides in supporting the health and well-being of their employees by adopting tobacco free workplaces. In 2012, Shands Starke Regional Medical Center adopted a comprehensive tobacco free workplace policy, supporting their employees efforts to quit smoking and enhancing their current wellness policies. The tobacco-free policy includes the hospital grounds. Current employees are able to take free cessation classes through the Quit Your Way program offered by Tobacco Free a tobacco-free lifestyle. Santa Fe College has a tobaccofree campus. The campuses in Bradford County adopted the 100 policy in August 2017. They are committed to providing a tobacco-free site for employees, students and visitors. The free Quit Your Way program allows employees to call, go online or even attend face-to-face cessation classes, many of which have been hosted at their places of employment in order to support tobacco cessation efforts. One of the primary reasons an employer chooses to adopt a tobacco-free workplace is the high cost associated with tobacco use at work. Pack-a-day smokers are estimated to have 75 percent more lost productive time during the work day than their nonsmoking co-workers, and health care costs are an average of 34 percent higher than those who do not use tobacco. (Estimating the cost of a smoking employee, 2013) In Florida, the average loss in productivity annually for a tobacco user at the workplace is $4,056. The average extra medical expense for tobacco users is $2,056. Tobacco-free grounds policies also support employees in their attempts to quit, helping them to change their habits and avoid temptations to smoke. For more information about adopting a tobacco-free workplace, visit www-tfpbradford.org or contact jhewett@ quitdoc.com. To learn more about the Quit Your Way program, visit TobaccoFreeFlorida.com/ QuitYourWay. Four Chaplains Sunday, and a breakfast Saturday American Legion Post 56 in Starke is encouraging local church congregations to observe Four Chaplains Sunday on Feb. 4. The occasion marks the chaplains who gave up their lives to save others. Post Commander Raymond Hunt said the Legion will be holding a ceremony of its own to commemorate the men following its weekly 8 a.m. breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the post home on Edwards Road in Starke. The American Legion shares the story of the four chaplains Methodist, Jewish, Roman Catholic and Dutch Reformed so their legacy of brotherhood remembered. More than 900 U.S. troops, merchant seamen and civilian workers were crowded onto the USAT Dorchester on Feb. 2, 1943. The former luxury ship was one of three in a convoy navigating the icy waters, transporting troops from Newfoundland to a U.S. base in Greenland. German U-boats were known to stalk the waters and had sunk multiple ships. They were in dangerous territory, and tragedy struck again. In spite of an order to sleep with their life jackets on, many ignored the warning because of the heat and discomfort. The chaplains Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode and Father John P. Washington helped distribute life jackets as the Dorchester sank that night. When there were no more to hand out, the men took off their own jackets and gave them to four frightened young men. Survivors in rafts later told of seeing the four chaplains arm in arm on the deck of the sinking ship singing hymns and saying prayers. They were among the 672 who died that night and are remembered for their faith, They were posthumously given the Distinguished Service Crosses and Purple Hearts in 1944, and in 1961, President Eisenhower bestowed the Medal of Heroism, a one-time award intended to have the same weight as the Medal of Honor.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Bradford County Telegraph 5A Garden Church The Garden column is sponsored by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service in Bradford County. Readers who wish to pose gardening questions should forward them February in the What to plant Annuals and bedding plants: Plants that can take a chill include dianthus, pansy, viola and dusty miller. Bulbs: Try dahlia, crinum and agapanthus. Provide adequate water for establishment and protect them from cold with mulch. Flowering plants: Many trees and shrubs will be in bloom, including red maple and star magnolia. Vegetables: Plant potatoes now. Start with healthy seed pieces purchased from a local nursery or online seed catalog. Continue to plant cool-season crops. edu/lawn-and-garden/floridagardening-calendar/ What to do Palms: Give cold-damaged palms proper care to encourage their recovery. Citrus: Avoid pruning until spring. Cold temperatures may still injure citrus. Fertilize now if not done in January. Frequency and amount of fertilization depend on the age of the tree. Roses: Prune roses this month to remove damaged canes and improve the overall form. After pruning, fertilize and apply a fresh layer of mulch. Blooming will begin eight to nine weeks after pruning. Shrubs: Make certain that you know the height and spread of any shrub you plan to install. Not all shrubs are suitable for planting next to homes or under windows. summer lawn weed infestations? Apply a pre-emergence weed killer (not a weed and feed fertilizer) when temperatures rise to prevent warm-season weeds. Timing is important for good control. Make sure to select an herbicide that will control your your turf. You will need to water appropriately to stimulate weed seed emergence timed with herbicide application. Wildlife calendar North Florida woodcocks begin courtship behavior. Listen at dusk for their nasal piping Little blue and tri-colored herons, wood and mottled ducks, and snail kites begin nesting. Eastern moles are breeding this month in tunnels under our lawns. Striped skunks begin their breeding season. Pocket gophers begin their spring breeding season. Alligator snapping turtles will start mating this month, with nesting activity throughout the spring. Gopher tortoises are seldom seen outside burrows. Call 904-966-6299 for more information. Happy gardening! UF/IFAS is an equal opportunity institution. St. Marks Episcopal Church 212 N. Church Street in Starke, invites you to its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Suggested donations are $7 per adult and $3 per child 3 to 7 years old. Children under 3 eat for free. Proceeds go toward outreach and programs. Pine Level Baptist Church welcomes Travis and Mimi Dykes, missionaries to Ethiopia and Botswana, who will speak at the 10 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Feb. 4. The Dykes minister to the deaf and can share their experiences raising an autistic child to help parents in this area. The public is invited to come learn more with their ministry. Email the details of your congregations upcoming special events to editor@ bctelegraph. com. DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 P.M. 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 YOUTH SOCCER For more information call: Trevor Waters at 352-246-7776 Registration forms on website www.keystoneyouthsoccer.comYouth Soccer AGES 4-18Season is February 19, 2018 to May 19, 2018 THE FEE is $65.00. Payable to KYSC. Supplied uniform will be jersey, shorts & socks.Register at 7374 SR 21 N Keystone Heights Library The Bradford County Public Library is located at 456 W. Pratt St. in Starke. For a full schedule of events, pick up a calendar from the front desk. You can also get the latest news on Facebook at www.facebook. com/bradfordlibrary. For more information on these programs or other services, please call 904-368-3911 or visit www. bcplibrary.com. Writers meetup Writers, both professional and amateur, meet at the library on of every month to discuss, edit, critique and encourage. Whether you are working on a book, blogging on the internet, or writing as a hobby, review sessions with other writers can is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Walk-ins are welcome. Inspire Your Heart with Art Day Jan. 31 Bring some joy to others or create art to keep for yourself. The library is hosting two programs to celebrate National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. A heart-themed painting activity for adults begins a 10 a.m. Canvas prices start at $1. Then, at 3:30 p.m., participates of any age can make pop art Valentines Day cards to give to someone special. Supplies are free. Sign up at the library or leave a message for Kathy at 904-368-3921. To help people connect, the library is hosting a Womens Expo on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is available for organizations, vendors and demonstrators. To apply for a space, stop by the front desk of the library and request a form. Contact Kathy at 904-368-3921 for more information. Computer Basics class Improve your computer skills! Get hands on experience and learn the basics of personal computing. Sign up for free computer classes that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the enclosed computer lab at Bradford County Public Library on Feb. 2, 9 and 16. Swap Teens are invited to join Amy and Curtis for hot tea and chocolate on Thursday, Feb. 8. Attendees will need to bring their favorite chocolate candy or snack to share with others in a Gothic setting. The program begins after school at 3:45 p.m. Forget about the winter blues and get ready for spring. Repurpose an empty wine bottle by turning it into seasonal dcor during the Spring Bottle Craft at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. The library is furnishing all the supplies for free. Class size is limited. Sign up at the librarys front desk or leave a message at 904-368-3921. Bunny wreath class Feb. 16 Learn how to make a pretty burlap bunny wreath for your home dcor. Join us on Friday, Feb. 16, at 9 a.m. Supplies cost $14. Class size is limited. Register and pay for materials by Feb. 1. Classical guitarist Feb. 16 New York based classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is stopping at the Bradford County Public Library during his national tour. Fletchers guitar skills are amazing as well as entertaining. The not-to-bemissed performance will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Attendance is free thanks to a sponsorship by the Friends of the Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Crazy 4 Art Feb. 22 Crazy 4 Art for ages 5 to 12 has been added to the schedule at Bradford County Public Library. Instruction will be designed for children, however, family members are welcome. All materials, including canvases, will be provided to children between the ages of 5 to 12 for free. On Thursday, Feb. 22, were going to focus on blending acrylics, working with warm and cool colors, and setting our minds free in the world of abstract. To make sure we provide ample seating, please sign up at the librarys front desk or by leaving a message at 904-368-3921. The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program has been helping people prepare their tax returns since 1968. Last year, the program helped millions of low/ moderate-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns at more than 5,000 sites nationwide. Volunteers from AARP will be at the Bradford County Public Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Feb. 1 to her Social Security Card, photo Appointments are available through Thursday, April 12. To schedule an appointment, call 904-368-3911 or sign up at the librarys front desk. Schools: Please keep sick kids at home The Florida Department of increased sharply over the last several weeks. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease can cause mild to severe illness. can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as young children, the elderly and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for The department is encouraging now. Vaccination is the best way severe complications from crucial for children with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. many locations, including pharmacies, clinics, employers and schools. Contact your health care provider, county health department, or visit http://www. national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that all individuals six months of age and older year. Since infants under six months of age are too young to it is important that family members (including pregnant or breastfeeding mothers) and other caregivers for these children be vaccinated to help protect them from the disease. It is especially important that parents keep sick children at home to prevent spreading the staying away from people who are sick, covering sneezes or coughs with a tissue or your elbow, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and frequent handwashing. If your child becomes sick your health care provider as soon after symptoms begin as possible. Symptoms of the sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches or fatigue. been shown to reduce severity and length of disease, decrease the risk of complications from of death among hospitalized patients, particularly in those that start treatment early in their illness. Health care providers can prescribe antiviral treatment if appropriate. Treatment is most effective when started within 48 hours, so contacting your health care provider as soon as your child becomes ill is important, especially if your child has underlying health conditions. The best way to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy Get vaccinated. Keep sick family members home. Contact your health care provider if you or your child are Follow your doctors guidance on treatment. For more information, please parents/index.htm. Health Soil and water group meets Tuesday The Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Bradford County Extension There will be reports on the status of district projects and activities. The board will be and exploring options to reduce There is a vacant supervisor seat on the Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District. Anyone interested in being appointed to that position should attend the February meeting to learn about the board. Contact Paul Still at stillpe@ aol.com, or call him at 904-3680291 for more information. The meeting is open to the public. The board will be holding a poster contest for kindergarten through 12th-grade students and a speech contest for sixththrough 12th-grade students. The theme of both contests is Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home. Posters must be turned April 3 and speeches will be given at the April 3 Bradford Soil and Water Conservation District meeting. Contact Paul Still about the rules for each contest. Bradford Fest pageant Feb. 17 The eighth annual Miss Bradford Fest Pageant to raise money for scholarships to Santa Fe College will be held Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Bradford High School auditorium.
Legals NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, LLC The holder of the following HERMER THOMAS, HERMER Florida. COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT DEPUTY CLERK NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That CAPITAL ONE, N.A. AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGFY, LLC The holder of the following Legal Description: 03739-0-00000 A parcel of land lying In the Northwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of Section 28, Township 6 South, Range 22 East, being also a part of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke according to Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 25, public records of Bradford County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: All of Lots Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8), of Block Four (4), of said J.G. Alvarez Addition to the City of Starke and Commence at the Southwest corner of the intersection of Bay and Madison Streets in the City of Starke, and run Southerly along the Westerly boundary of Bay Street 508 feet to the Southerly boundary of Lafayette Street and Point of Beginning. From Point of Beginning thus described run thence South 25 degrees 56 minutes 19 seconds West 171 feet; run thence Easterly and parallel with the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street to the Southwest comer of said Lot Seven (7) of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke; run thence North and along the Westerly boundary of said Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) of Block Four (4) of J.G Alvarez Addition to Starke a distance of 160.60 feet, more or less, to the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street; run thence Westerly and along the Southerly right of way line of Lafayette Street to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: A parcel of land lying in lot 5,6,7, and 8, Block 4 of J.G. Alvarez Addition to Starke, as per Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, page 25 of the public records of Bradford County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe found at the Northeast corner of said Lot 5 and being on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of Lafayette Street for the Point of Beginning and run South 18 degrees 51 minutes 10 seconds West, along the Easterly boundary of said Lot 5 and 8, a distance of 168.34 feet of an iron pipe found at the Southeast corner of said Lot 8, also being the Southerly boundary of said Block 4; thence North 67 degrees 30 minutes 34 seconds West, along said Southerly boundary, 86.98 feet to a set iron rod; thence North 22 degrees 19 minutes 37 seconds East, 163.12 feet to an iron rod set on the Southerly boundary of the right of way of said Lafayette Street; thence South 71 degrees 07 minutes 41 seconds East, along last said Southerly boundary, 76.92 feet to the Point of Beginning, Description Florida. or Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON DEPUTY CLERK NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That STEVEN GOODMAN The holder of the following MATTIE DENNARD Florida. or Bidder at the BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, STARKE, FL on the RAY NORMAN BRADFORD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT BY LISA BRANNON, DEPUTY CLERK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2017-CP-129 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNAMARY BAKLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANNAMARY BAKLEY, deceased, whose date of death was December 31, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bradford County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2017CP-129, the address of which is 945 North Temple Avenue, P.O. Drawer B, Starke, Florida 32091. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims., and who have been served a copy of this notice, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS: February 1, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: NORBERTO S. KATZ Florida Bar No. 399086 THE VELIZ LAW FIRM 425 West Colonial Drive Suite 104 Orlando, Florida 32804 Telephone: (407) 849-7072 Personal Representative DAVID BAKLEY 1035 Southgate Drive Starke, Florida 32091 2/1 2tchg 2/8-BCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION VYSTAR CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY. EXHIBIT A SITUATED IN THE CITY OF STARKE, COUNTY OF BRADFORD A PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING MORE OR LESS, BEING PORTIONS SUBDIVISION, LYING IN SECTION EAST, IN THE CITY OF STARKE, SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS PINEHAVEN SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED, RUN NORTH SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE LOCATED AT THE SE CORNER OF TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PINEHAVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PUBLIC RECORDS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS RAY NORMAN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MICHELLE L. GLASS, PA NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ordinance, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment by the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida, at a public hearing on February 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room, County Courthouse located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any of the County Clerk, located at 945 North Temple Avenue, Courthouse North Wing, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours. On the date, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance. The title of said ordinance reads, as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE BRADFORD COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDR 17-02, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.3.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.4.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.5.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.6.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.7.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.8.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.9.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.10.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.11.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.12.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.13.2 ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ADD MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.14.2 ENTITLED PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES AND STRUCTURES TO ADD MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; AND PROVIDING FOR AMENDING SECTION 4.16.4 ENTITLED PROHIBITED USES AND STRUCTURES TO PROHIBIT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSING FACILITIES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decisions made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in these proceedings County Manager at 904.966.6327 by 5:00 p.m. at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing or via Florida Relay Service 800.955.8771. 2/1 1tchg-BCT BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Bradford County, Florida shall hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers at the Bradford County Courthouse, located at 945 N. Temple Avenue in Starke, Florida, to consider the exercise of its authority pursuant to Chapter 336, Florida Statutes, to close and abandon an unnamed roadway within the River Road Plantation subdivision. Copies of materials related to this public hearing may be obtained by any member of the public at the at 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays, from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.). On the date, time and place persons may appear and be heard with respect to this matter. The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the meeting are requested to notify the Clerk of the Court, Bradford County Courthouse, Starke, Florida, 904-966-6280 at least two business days in advance; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 1-800-955-8771. 2/1 1tchg-BCT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE Southern Towers, LP is proposing to install a self supporting telecommunications tower to be located near 700 ST-16, Starke, Bradford County, Florida at latitude 29 57 15.1 north and longitude 82 03 29.2 west. The height of the tower will be 79.2 meters above ground level (132.2 meters above mean sea level). The tower is anticipated to have steady red lights, FAA Style E (L-864/L-865calling Chad Stinnett during normal business hours at (205) 629-3868. Any interested party may submit comments within 30 days of this publication with Environmental, Inc. at 1345 Blair Farms Road, Odenville, AL 35120 for comments on the impact of the proposed action on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, history, archaeology, engineering, or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under National Historic Preservation Act Section 106. Interested persons may review the application for applications by entering Antenna no. A1092677. Interested persons may raise environmental concerns Environmental Policy Act rules of the Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR 1.1307, by reasons that the action may have a the human environment. Requests for Environmental Review must be on the FCCs website and may only raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages Environmental Review online at www. fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest, copy by mailing the Request to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. A copy of the Request should be provided to Environmental, Inc. at 1345 Blair Farms Road, Odenville, Alabama 35120. 2/1 1tchg-BCT NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
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