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Thursday, Janual


Spiller to play in All-

American Bowl Saturday


Brush fires have local officials

cautioning residents


On Saturday, Dec. 7,C J Spiller (right) will participate in
the Go Army.com All American Bowl in San Antonio,
Texas. The bowl spotlights the top 78 high school
seniors from aronud the country. Spiller is pictured will
Army recruiter Brooker Robinson during the
announcement earlier this year that Spiller would play
in the game. For more information about the game, see
page 8C.


By JAMES REDMOND
Times Staff Writer
Two area brush fires have
local fire officials -asking
residents to be extra careful
while performing activities
outdoors.
The first fire occurred op
Dec. 29 in the 4900 block of
NW 52nd Terr. A 6-year-old
child playing with matches
sparked a half-acre brush fire.
The flames licked the back of
the home.the child lived in,
destorying the vinyl siding on
the home. The fire also
damaged a plastic sewer pipe.
Firefighters from the Union
County Volunteer Fire
Department responded and put
the fire out before it could
further damage the home.
The Union County Sheriff's
Office was called to
investigate the fire. Emergency
Manager Doug York said a
child in the home admitted to
starting the fire.
"After questioning the child
for, several minutes, he
admitted that he had been
playing with matches," York
said. "He showed me the area
he had been lighting them and


I was able to locate remnants
of the remaining matches. The
young man apologized and
promised not to play with
matches."
York estimated the fire did
approximately $1,500 worth of
damage to the home.
The second fire was started
when a riding lawn mower
malfunctioned and set the
grass around it on fire. The fire
spread through a field and
endangered a house near it.
The house, locate at 11666
S.W. 188 Ct., was undamaged
by the fire.
"We got to the scene quick
enough to contain the fire
before it could do any damage
to the home," said Union
County Firefighter Mitch
Andrews. "The homeowner
used a garden hose to help
contain the fire before we
arrived, which helped as well."
Though the county has had a
substantial amount of rain over
the last few days, the threat of
wildfires still exists.
"It takes no more than a 15
to 20 mph wind blowing for
just a few hours to rid dry
vegetation of its moisture,"
said Florida Division of


Forestry Senior Ranger Buddy
Broughton. "Once the moisture
is gone, it takes just a small
spark to'ignite it."
January marks the beginning
of brush fire season in Florida.
"From now until May is the
time of year when the state
experiences the least amount
of rainfall," Broughton said.
"This lack of moisture,
coupled with low humidity
increases the risk for brush
fires."
And the .forecast for this
year's season brings
potentially worse news. The
National Weather Service is
predicting temperatures that
will be slightly above normal.
They are also predicting below
normal rainfall. The
combination is a recipe for an
active brush fire season.
Last week, dry weather, low
humidity and high winds did
nothing but.to help fuel brush
fires. The conditions prompted
the weather service to issue a
"red flag' warning in Union
County as well as other parts

See FIRES, p. 2A


2005 a trying year for Department of Corrections


BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Telegraph Editor

The year 2005 was one of
public scrutiny for the Florida
Department of Corrections as
multiple investigations and
arrests raised questions about
ethical lapses among
employees and administrators.
The result was a
commitment from DOC
Secretary James. Crosby to
greater accountability from the
top down.
Former Region 1 Director
Allen "A.C.",, Clark resigned- in
August amid news of two
investigations, one federal and
the other initiated by the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement.
The FBI was investigating
Clark's ties to officers arrested
for importing steroids for use
by corrections employees and
allegations that prison officials


stole recycling money and
misappropriated money from
an employee fund. At the same
time, the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement
investigated a, brawl among
officers at an April softball
banquet sponsored by the
Florida Council on Crime and
Delinquency in which Clark
was allegedly involved.
Reports of Clark's
employment history and the
investigations revealed
accusations of violence,
misappropriation of funds and
prison labor, intimidation and
cronyism that some have come
to identify as indicative of
DOC culture. Clark had a long
and checkered history with.
DOC and many media
organizations noted that his
advancement was closely tied
to the advancement of Crosby,
who rose to the top of DOC by
gubernatorial selection in
2003.


Clark was arrested in
November on felony battery
charges along with two. other
officers, Col. Richard Allen
Frye and Maj. James Anthony
Bowen. both of the Region 1
Apalachee Correctional
Institution. Charges against all
three were reduced to
misdemeanors last week, but
they still face a hearing this
month in Tallahassee. A fourth
man, Bradley Tunnell, was
also placed on paid leave in
October for- supposedly
threatening those who ,tried to
assist the beating victim.
Vehicles and trailers were
seized by investigators in
October, including from Clark,
Frye and .Lamar. Griffis,
assistant warden at Santa Rosa
Correctional Institution, after a
former inmate, John Bowers,
shared records showing he had
performed work on personal
vehicles and built trailers for


corrections employees with
state equipment. No charges
have been filed yet, but the
investigation is ongoing and is
expected to widen.
Materials for Bowers' work
reportedly came from a state-
run recycling center at New
River. Two former officers,
Theodore Foray and Paul
Lamar Miller, were indicted in
June on charges of embezzling
from the recycling center,
although charges were later
dropped, according to The
Florida Times-Union. Another
former employee, Bryan
Griffis, is trying to work out a
plea agreement on
embezzlement charges' after
pleading guilty to selling-
steroids shipped from Egypt.
Griffis was one of six
officers identified as part of
the drug ring. All but Griffis
and one other have been
.sentenced, but none have
received jail time. Michael


Chambliss was sentenced to a
year of probation and a $500
fine after providing assistance
to investigators on the steroid
case. Clayton Manning
received three years probation
and 4- $2,500 fine after
pleading guilt) to conspiring to
distribute steroids. Benjamin
Zoltowski was sentenced to
three years probation and fined
$2,500 for his role in
distributing the drugs.
Oscar Shipley was also seen
as cooperative, although he
was arrested for a second time
in September for violating his
presentence release conditions
for talking to one of the other
defendants. He pleaded guilty
to conspiracy to distribute
steroids and was given two
years of probation.
Marcps Dwayne Hodges

See DOC, p. 3A


Grant helps LBVFD get

new equipment


By JAMES REDMOND
Times Staff Writer
A grant from the Department
of Homeland Security has
helped the Lake Butler
Volunteer Fire Department
obtain' some new equipment.'
Through its Assistance to
Firefighters Grant Program,.
DHS awarded the department
$54,095. Now in its fifth year,
the program awarded grants to
a total of 5528 fire departments
throughout the country. A total
of more than $5.6million was
awarded in 2005.
The grants have several
different areas departments can
apply for assistance. These
include personnel protective
equipment, vehicle acquisition,
wellness and fitness programs,
modifications to facilities and
training. Departments can
purchase a variety .of items as
long as they fall into the
category they applied for.
The gramn enabled LBVFD
to purchase several items from
the personnel protective
equipment area.
"The funding helped us to
update many items that were
quickly becoming unusable,"
said Mike Banks, chief of the
LBVFD. "Many of our item's
were purchased second hand.


This program allowed us to
purchase new equipment."
Banks .said one very
important purchase was what
firefighters call bunker gear.
This is the clothing firefighters
don before entering a burning
building. The clothing is made
of special material that helps
keep heat and flames off them.
"One set if bunker gear can
cost more than $2,000," Banks
said.
A set of. bunker gear
includes a firefighter's coat,
pants, boots, gloves, helmet
and protective hood.
According to Banks, the
department was able to
purchase 24 sets of gear.
Another item the department
was able to purchase were self-
contained breathing apparatus.
The devices enable firefighters
to breath while inside a
building with a hazardous
atmosphere.
"Many of our SCBA's were
coming close to becoming
obsolete," Banks said. "The'
'grant allowed use to purchase
12 units and 24 additional
tanks."
The units use a tank, similar


See GRANT, p.-4A


Bill Walters (left), who helped write the grant, LBVFD Chief Mike Banks and Jeff Oathout,
of Fisher Scientific, the company the department purchased the equipment from, stand
with some of the personal protective equipment bought by the grant.,


Commission
meeting
changed for
holiday
The Union County Board
of County Commissioners
will meet on Tuesday, Jan.
17 at 7 p.m. instead of
Monday, Jan. 16. The
meeting has been moved
due to the Martin Luther
King, Jr. holiday
observance. For more
information, call (386) 496-
4241.

Faith Baptist
to hold revival
Faith Baptist Church of
Lake Butler, will host a
revival beginning Sunday,
Jan. 8 at.1l. a.m. Services
will be held that evening at
6 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 9
through Friday, Jan. 13
services begin at 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist Tim Green will
be the special guest
evangelist. The church is
located at 116 S.W. 12th
Ave. in Lake Butler. For
more information, call (386)
496-3384.

UC Friendship
Club to meet
The Union County
Friendship Club will meet at
the' home of Adelaide'
Saunders on Monday, Jan.
9, at 10 a.m. A covered dish
luncheon will be served at
noon.


City of Lake
Butler meets
second.
Monday of
month
The city of Lake Butler
city commission meets the
second Monday of month
beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Commissioners meet in the
commission's chambers
inside city hall located at
200 S. W. 1 Street in Lake
Butler For more
information, call (386) 496-
3401.


SREC offers
home repair
help
Is your home suffering
from draftiness, leaky roof,
lack of insulation, restricted'
entrance or lack of heated
water? If so, the Suwannee
River Economic Council
has a program that may help
pay for those needed
repairs. Assistance is based
on income. Applications for
the program can be picked
up at SREC, located on S.R.
231 across from Tigers Den
Daycare in Lake Butler. For
more information, call (386)
496-2342.


Normal Deadline is 5
p.m. Monday before
the Thursday
publication date.
Articles can be
submitted to the Times
office on Main Street in
Lake Butler or to the
Telegraph office (131
W. Call St., Starke).
Phone 386-496-2261
or call 904-964-6305 in
Starke.


For crime, socials and editorials, see Regional News section. For sports, see Features and Sports section.

Deadline noon Monday before publication 386-496-2261 (phone) 386-496-2858 (fax) 6 89076 63869 2


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Page 2A UNION COUNTY TIMES Jan. 5, 2006


FIRES
Continued from p. 1A

of the state. The warnings
indicate that conditions are
favorable for brush fires.
Recent fires in Okalahoma
and Texas are prompting local
fire officials to be watchful of
current conditions.
"Though recent rains have
helped, it only takes one or two
days for the potential to
become high once again,"
Broughton said. "Citizens need
to prepare now because
everything really depends on
the weather conditions over the
next couple months."
Because the potential for
brush fires is so great, DOF is
asking residents to ready their
homes, and properties for the
impending danger. The
following precautions can help
to make your property what the
division considers firewise.
Create at least 30 feet of
defensible space around
structures. This area should be
kept free of leaves and debris.
It should be kept well mowed
and irrigated (within limits of
any 'existing water
restrictions). If you do not
have 30 feet, work with what
you have.
o Roofs and gutters should
be kept free of leaves, pine
needles, twigs and branches.
o Structures should be built
with fire-resistant materials
for roofs, siding and decks.
'Remove all combustibles-
wood, propane tanks, gas
grills, motor homes, boats,
ATVs, cars-from under or.
near structures.
Trim all branches up to 10
feet around the house and
remove all vines climbing up
trees or structures.
Install spark arresters on
chimneys if homes. are so
equipped.
o Use plants that are less
flammable. than others.
Palmettos and wax: myrtle
should be kept away from
structures. <
Another problem that DOF
J is looking at this brush fire
season is the amount of
vegetation downed by recent
storms.
"High winds have caused the
widespread destruction of
vegetation 'in our area,"
Broughton said. "Trees were
upftMed iti Wbr6ke n.' and :left
in large tangled pjle-. to day,;
This'drie'Tuefe'creates an idalI
environment for dangerous
wildfires."
Broughton said DOF expects
any wildfires to be more
intense because of the downed
vegetation.
"These dead trees, limbs and
other vegetation only add fuel
to a fire," Broughton said.
"They also make fires more
difficult to attack. The downed
trees become obstacles that
have to be overcome. This will
i make suppressing any fire
longer." .
Broughton said the fear is
that if it takes longer to put out
a' fire, it means the division
'will have fewer resources to
spread out.
"If several fires break out, at
once, it could be disastrous for
some homeowners,"
Broughton said. "The best
thing homeowners can do is
make sure their home is a
firewise home." .
James Redmond can be
reached at (386) 496-2261 or
uctimes@alltel.net


Daughters
meet again
Monday
The Colonel Samuel Elbert
Chapter of the National
Society, Daughters of the
American Revolution will
meet Monday, Jan. 9, at 10:15
a. m. at the Western Steer
Steak House on US-301 in
Starke. After the meeting those
who wish to will stay and
enjoy lunch and a time of
fellowship.
Members cordially invite all
women whose ancestors aided
in achie ing Americ.an
Independence to attend. Come
learn about the National
Society Daughters of the
American Revolution and its


historical. -educational, and
patriotic activities.
For further information,
please contact Susan Lucas at
(352) 473-2744 or visit our
Web site at .www.rootsweb
.com/-flcsecd/.


Success is relative. 'It is
*yhat we can make of the
Sness we have made 6f
Things.
S.-TS. Eliot
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LBVFD considers

adding rescue to title


By JAMES REDMOND
Times Staff Writer
The Lake Butler Volunteer.
Fire Department is considering
doing something it has never
done.
The department is
considering changing its name
to Lake Butler Volunteer Fire
Rescue. The change, according
to Chief Mike Banks, will
allow the department to
compete for more funding.
"There are a few grants and
other funding sources we are
not eligible for because we are
just a fire department," Banks
said. "The name change is just
that, a name change."
In the past, the department
would only respond to calls
involving fires. As of late, the
department has been
responding to a variety of
calls. According to department
records, along with fires,
members have been assisting
on accident scenes and calls
for emergency medical
services.
"I think the name change
will reflect what our run
reports already show," Banks
said.
In June 2005, several
members of the department
completed firefighting and first
responder training. The latter
of the two courses gave
members the knowledge to
help individuals in need of
medical assistance. Since then,'
members have been assisting
Union County Emergency
Medical Services with calls in
Lake Butler.
"It never hurts to have an
extra set of hands," said Allen
Parrish, EMS director.
During its December
meeting, the Lake Butler City
Council took the issue under
advisement. Banks had
approached City Manager
Richard Tillis several months
earlier.
"I don't see that this change
would cause any problems,"
Tillis said. "On the contrary, I
believe it wbuld only help the
department."
City Attorney John Maines
was asked what complications
tite'-propoTal lightt tprUt-tt
from legal sitafil poilgt u i 1 c i
"I know of nothing that this
change would effect," Maines
said. "I will research it to be
sure, but it should have no
effect from any legal aspect."
Maines did suggest that,
with the name change, the city
look into setting up some type
of structure for the department.
Though not researched
completely, it was .unclear to
city officials just how the fire
department was established.



AARP offers
driver safety
program
AARP will offer, driver
safety courses throughout the
month of January. Classes will
be held inGainesville on Jan.
'12-13 from 9 a.m.-l p.m., Jan.
21 and Jan. 28 from 9a.m-
1p.m. and Jan.27 and Jan. 30
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There are
no tests. The eight hour
classroom instruction refines.
driving skills and develops.
,defense 'driving techniques.
The certificate received by
class )participants qualifies
.them for a three year auto
insurance discount. For more
information, call (352) 333-
3036 and to register.


"I can find nothing, as far as
an ordinance goes, that
established the department,"
Tillis said. "I'm not really sure
just how the department came
about. To my knowledge the
department was established
with a verbal understanding."
Maines said while it has not
been a problem in the past, not
having a structure in place
might present a problem in the
future.
"While there are no
*problems now, or ever have
been, it is very hard to predict
what the future might hold,"
Maines said. "Putting a
structure in place would ensure
that any problems in the future
could be dealt with."
Maines suggested that
whatever was put into place,
that it make the fire chief and
the department accountable to
the city council. Currently
Banks reports to Tillis who
then brings issues before the
board.
Another issue brought before
the board was that of a new
fire station. After selling the
former city hall building, the
fire department was moved to
the city's waterworks facility.
Though not discussed in
great detail, Tillis- updated
those present about progress
on the new facility.
"We have land set aside for
the project," Tillis said. "It is
located across the street from
Eastside Park."
"According to Tillis, the city
set aside a lot at the former site
of the Lake Butler Apparel
Factory for the new building. It
is next to the lot the city sold
to Tom Jenkins Electric in
November.
Tillis said that funding for
the building would not fall
directly on the shoulders of the
taxpayers of the city.
"There is a grant that we can
get that would give us at least
half of the funds needed to
build the new facility," Tillis
said. "Funds generated from
other dealings the city has had
will help pay for most of the
remaining portion."
Mayor Brantley Crawford
said it was his hope that the
station could be built -before-
the end of 2006. ,
%'% ant us to make dvery'
effort to get our firefighters a
new facility," Crawford said.
As the discussion closed, it
was clear that the members of
the council would support the
name change.
"You have our unofficial,
t^CC:l:ao I 4,,5l UUid


oUI iliai appirova, s
Commissioner Lynn Bishop
James Redmond can
reached at (386) 496-226.
uctimes@alltel.net




SREC has
alternate mea
site for
seniors
The Suwarinee River
Economic Council has an.
alternative congregate mea
site for seniors 60 andolde
On'Tuesdays and
Thursday, from 10:30 a.rm
12:30 p.m., seniors can
come to the Worthington
Springs First United
Methodist Church to enjoy
free food, music and a sing
along. For more
information, contact SREC
at (386) 496-2342.


If you are searching for the best .home,
equity loan, ask these three, questions: ,
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2) Will my interest rate increase,
if I have a low credit score? To
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score, the higher your interest rates.


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Kindergarten parents learn to help children succeed


Recently, kindergarten parents gathered at Lake Butler Elementary School to learn
ways to help their children succeed. Kindergarten teachers, led by Elizabeth
Vandiver, presented a workshop aimed at teaching parents ways to help their
children with reading. Vandiver is pictured above explaining some of the ley
elements of the program. Teachers explained that reading to children is one of the
best ways to help your child become a better reader. Parents were shown the types
of questions to ask their child when reading. Ideas were shared for ways to help
children learn the alphabet, sounds and sight words. In addition, the teachers
reviewed the standards their children were expected to meet. If you would like more
information about this workshop, contact Vandiver at LBES at (386) 496-3047.


UCHS offers
tutoring
classes
Union County High
School will be offering
tutoring classes Monday-
Thursday from 3:15 p.m.-
4:15 p.m. Subjects can
receive help in a variety of
areas. Parents wishing to
enroll their children can
pick up an application at
UCHS front office. For


more information, contact
Geraldine Griffis at (386)
496-3040 ext. 4946.

There is no cure for birth
and death save to enjoy
the interval.
-George Santayana

Love is an ocean of
emotions entirely
surrounded by expenses.
-Lord Dewar


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Town of WS
meets first
Tuesday of
month
The towr. of Worthington
Springs holds its monthly
meeting of the first Tuesday
of each month at the
Worthington Springs
Volunteer Fire Department
beginning at 7, p.m. The
station is located on S.R.
121 in Worthington Springs.


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(also known as Marcus
Starling) pleaded guilty to
conspiracy to possess with the
intent to distribute steroids and
other drugs in order to avoid
trial and reduce his sentence,
which is expected this month.
Other incidents bringing
unwanted attention included
the indictment of the director
of the defunct Correctional
Privatization Commission,
Alan Brown Duffee, for
allegedly skimming $225,000
from a fund for maintenance.
In September, it was
revealed that Clark's brother,
Rick Clark, had been hired as
an inspector at Taylor
Correctional Institution despite
his lack of certification or
prison work experience. He
was demoted 10 weeks after
being hired to an entry level
corrections officer, and the
incident was blamed on
clerical error, but it was
enough to .inspire questions
about other family members in
the system and preferential
treatment they may have
received.
Allen Clark's wife, Lori,
was promoted several times
from 2001-2004, nearly
doubling her salary to more
than $47,500. Their son,
Lance, was hired a few weeks
following his high school
graduation to a position at
Apalachee making nearly
$27,000, although the 33 other
candidates for the' position
included some already
working for DOC.
In October, Capt. Keith
William Davison was found
dead of an apparent suicide
after he was fired from Florida
State Prison for conduct
unbecoming an officer. An
investigation had been
launched into a party to
celebrate the promotion of
another officer at the Bachelor
Officers Quarters at which a
woman was reportedly raped.
Hours after that same party,
Christopher Eric Eddins, the
promoted officer, was arrested
at George's Bar. and charged
with affray following a fight
during which the arresting
officer had to deploy his Taser
several times to bring Eddins
under control. Eddins later
resigned.
Also in early October,'Mark
Mlichael Guerra was airiested
for grand theft for accepting
payment for a job he did not
perform. Although he was
supposed to be the librarian at
Apalachee Correctional,
Guerra, a former New York
Mets draft pick, told
investigators he was "hired to
play softball." Frye, arrested
along with Clark and Bowen
for the April 1 assault, was the
coach of that softball team, and
Guerra's supervisor said Frye,
who was in her chain of
command, pressured her to'
make sure Guerra was paid.
Clark formerly coached, and
Bowen, Hodges and others
played for, the same team,
which has been described by
competitors as barbaric in its
lack of sportsmanship and was
banned from competition for
two years. The Gainesville Sun
documented a number of
players whose DOC careers
ended in legal entanglements,
while a number of others
appear to have been 'rapidly
promoted.
By the end of 2005, DOC
was working to institute
random drug tests for
correctional officers, including
testing for steroids, a plan
dating back several years that .
wasn't instituted previously
because of the cost of the
program.
Several more corrections'
employees were arrested in
connection to another fight at
George's Bar in November.


Sgt. Kevin Barfield, Sgt.
Robert John Bonsall and
Robert Warren Craven were
charged with affray and
Barfield was also charged with
resisting arrest without
violence. Following the fight.
Joey Hill was arrested for
disorderly conduct and
trespass after warning, and
Edwin Lee Johnson was
charged with trespass after
warning and resisting arrest
without violence.
November also saw the
release of a report compiling
more than 540 complaints of
sexual harassment,
discrimination and retaliation
by female employees,
including one female guard
who said she was called away
from work and gang-raped by
five prison administrators in a
Lake Butler cemetery. DOC
has been accused of covering
up such allegations by six
women suing the department
for sexual harassment.
Crosby revealed a new
policy on acts of aggression in
November that will guarantee
any DOC staff member
arrested on or off duty will be
placed on administrative leave
pending a review of the
incident. Employees could be
kept away from work until
criminal charges are resolved
and those determined to be
offenders could face
reprimand, suspension or
dismissal.
Crosby told reporters that
unbecoming conduct would
not be tolerated in the system
and that poor publicity related
to such incidents caused him to
evaluate the way DOC had
been handling such incidents.
At the same time, he
recognized most of the
agency's employees as
dedicated public servants.
Crosby formed an 11-
member review team to
recommend further reforms to
the prison system, which
include specialized training in
ethics, domestic violence,
sexual harassment, etc. A final
report is expected this month.
Crosby, himself, is not
facing any charges, although
investigators removed a leaf
blower, firewood rack and
ladder from his home in the
ongoing prpbe of alleged
misuse of prison labor and
property.

DOIF increases.
price for
prescribed
burning
The Florida Division of
Forestry recently increased 'the
price it charges for performing
prescribed burn services for
residents in Union County.
Fireline plowing will now cost
$80 per hour with a minimum
charge of $50. Previously the
charge was $65 per hour.
Assistance with your
prescribed burn by division
personal is now $22 per hour
per individual. There is a
minimum charge of $100.
Previously the person hour
charge was $20.
Suppression services have
also increased. DOF will
charge $80 per hour from the
time personal are dispatched to
control a fire to the time the
fire is brought under control.
There is a minimum charge of
$150. This service was
previously $65 per hour.
DOF has decided to leave
the price of one service
unchanged. To contract DOF
to perform a prescribed burn,
the division charges $12 per
acre for the first 50 acres. The
charge drops to $10 per acre
after the first 50 acres. There is
a minimum charge of $100.
For more information about
any of these services, contact
Senior Forest Rariger Buddy
Broughton at (386) 496-4944.


LCCC offers law
Adopt a soldier for Valentines LCCC offers law
enforcement


A new initiative by the
Manhattanville My Soldier
program, I Heart My Soldier,
asks civilians to send a
heartfelt greeting to a soldier
deployed far from home for
Valentines Day.
The program hopes to ease
the hardship for soldiers who
are spending yet another
holiday away from family and
friends and was designed in
response to the letters and
emails received from soldiers
at www.mysoldier.com that
said the frequency of letters
and packages dramatically
declines after the December
Holidays.
"Traditionally Valentine's
Day is a time to reach out to
loved ones, family and friends"
said My Soldier co-founder,
active duty army sergeant and
Manhattanville College
student Juan Salas. "We are
asking that you consider
adding another group of
recipients to your list. Please
send a valentine to let a soldier
know you are thinking of him,
or to thank her for all she has
done."
While the regular My
Soldier program attempts to
foster an ongoing 'pen-pal
relationship, I Heart My
Soldier is tailored to those
groups or individuals who
want to send some support
without making a continuing
commitment. Participants may
opt to adopt one soldier or an
entire platoon but must be
willing to send each a care
package that includes the
following items:
'Homemade valentines.
'Traditional Valentines
candy such as sweethearts
'Conversation Hearts and/or
Hershey Kisses and a small
"friendly" gift such as warm
socks or a stuffed animal.
Salas, who spent 14 months
in Iraq, where he saw active
combat duty and was
commended for his part in
saving the life of a child, has
first-hand knowledge of what
such a project means to
soldiers there. His mission was
to "win the hearts and minds of
the Iraqi people. It was long,"
said Salas. "But the thing that
kept me going was getting
letters and cards from families,
kids, boy scouts, students, m)
teachers_ and yes strangers.
4-Receiving heartfelt messagesni
from unfamiliar people who
cared about me was uplifting.


Each letter was like a piece of
gold. Something you will keep
for the rest of your life."
Those wishing to participate
are asked to contact
Manhattanville My Soldier
Project Coordinator, Mike
Serafara, before January 23rd
by pr. ,ne at (914) 323-5439 or
email seminaram@mville.edu
to select a soldier or platoon
for whom to provide Valentine
cards and gifts. The My
Soldier team has assembled a
Hot List with suggested items
for a Valentine Care Package
that stresses the importance of
handmade cards since they
have demonstrate you care
more than a store-bought card
ever could.
"Homemade cards are the
best"'Salas said. "Soldiers are
really touched when they get
handwritten cards with
personal messages, or an
individual's artwork. This is
such a simple way to express
gratitude and show support for
our troops while providing
them with something they will
truly appreciate, even cherish."
For more information about
the I Heart My Soldier
program or how to participate -
visit www.mysoldier.com and
click on the "I Heart My
Soldier" link.
My Soldier is a program that
puts politics aside and lets U.S.
soldiers know that someone
back home cares. The goal of
the program is to show support
for troops serving in hardship
areas Iraq, Afghanistan,
Africa. by establishing pen-
pal relationships with them.
When a person enrolls in the
My Soldier program, they
agree to adopt a soldier. They
receive a starter kit with
guidelines for writing letters to
their deployed United States
Armed Serviceperson and a
red My Soldier bracelet to
publicly show their support for
American troops. The program
is free, but donations are
encouraged from those
participants that can, afford it.
Since Manhattanville President
Richard A. Berman and active
U.S. Army Sergeant Juan
Salas-who also is a
Manhattanville student-
launched My Soldier, at .a
Veterans' Day press
cpnf.rep.e_.e in, 2004 ,,vpyr,
400,000 participants have
signed up. to adopt over
175,000 deployed military
personnel.


training
Lake City Community
College will be offering an
Auxiliary Law Enforcement
Officer Academy course
beginning February 6, 2006
through June 30, 2006 at a cost
of $1,377.55.
This program will be
conducted on the Olustee
Campus in Building 3, Lab 1.
The hours will be 6 p.m. to 10
p.m. Monday through Friday.
This course will not certify an
individual to be a full-time
Florida Law Enforcement or
Corrections Officer.
It is designed to provide
training for persons wishing to
join law enforcement reserve
organizations and render law
enforcement volunteer service
assisting fully certified law
enforcement officers.
Applicants must meet state
minimum requirements for law
enforcement service to include
passing the Basic Abilities
Test for Law Enforcement and
a criminal history fingerprint
check. Academy students must
be 19 years of age before June
30, 2006, have a high school
diploma or GED, and pass a
physical exam.
There will be a mandatory
preregistration/orientation
meeting on Wednesday,
January 18, 2006 at 6 p.m. in
Building 3 on the Olustee
campus.
For registration materials
and additional information
please call the Law
Enforcement Division at (386)
754-4391 or (386) 754-4383,
or contact the Law
Enforcement Division by e-
mail a t
brownd@lakecitycc.edu or
through the Lake City
Community college Web page,
www. lakecitycc.edu
.

Historical
society
accepts Items
The Union County
Historical Society accepts
historical items for the
Marjorie Driggers Museum
every Monday from 9 a.m.
until noon. The museum is
located on S.R. 100 in Lake
'Butler in the Townsend
Building. For more
information, contact Cindy
North at (386) 496-3044.


SHINE looking
for volunteers
InUC
Are you looking for a
flexible volunteer opportunity
that enables you to make a real
difference in the lives of
seniors in your community?
Do you like to help others
resolve problems? If you
answered yes to these
questions, then the Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
may have the perfect volunteer
position for you.
Volunteers are needed in
Union County for the award-
winning Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders
Program. SHINE is a free
Medicare and health insurance
information and counseling
program that helps elders make
informed decisions. SHINE
counseling takes place at
designated community centers
or by telephone.
Seniors and their caregivers
receive information and
assistance on programs that
may help to reduce their health
insurance" and prescription
medication costs. SHINE
volunteers help Medicare
recipients compare
supplemental insurance
policies, interpret coverage,
and review Medicare and
health insurance forms. SHINE
volunteers can also help
seniors understand the new
Medicare prescription drug
benefit.
Free comprehensive training
is provided. Please contact the
Elder Help Line and tell them
you would like to find out
more about becoming a
SHINE volunteer.
Apply now for SHINE's
next training class. For more
information, .call (800) 262-
2243.

Dial a Story
available to
children
Young children of Union
County are invited to call
Dial a Story. Children can
hear a story by calling (386)
496-2542. Dial a Story is
free telephone service
provided by the Union
County Public Library.
Stories are geared toward
children ages 12 and
younger. Stories are.
changed weekly. For more
information, call (386) 496-
3432.


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to a scuba tank, that supply air
to firefighters through a tightly
sealed mask that encompasses
their face. A regulator
connected to the mask moves
air from the tank to the mask.
According to the DHS Web
site, the objective of the grant
program is to provide direct
assistance to fire departments
of a state or tribal nation for
the purpose of protecting the
health and safety of the public
and firefighting personnel
against fire and fire-related
hazards.

James Redmond can be
reached at (386) 496-2261 or
uctimes@alltel.net


College to host
science and
S engineering
fairs
LCCC, hosts the 2006
Columbia County Science and
Engineering Fair and Regional
Science and Engineering Fair.
The local Columbia County
Science and Engineering Fair
will be hosted by Lake City
Community College. The
. annual fair will be held
January 18 &19 in the Howard
Gymnasium on LCCC campus.
The fair includes projects from
elementary, middle, and high
schools in the county.
The fair this year includes
approximately 250 student
projects in the fields of
behavioral and social science,
chemistry, biochemistry,
botany, computer science,
earth and space science,
engineering, environmental,
medicine and health,
microbiology, physics and
zoology.
LCCC students will judge
the elementary projects and 30
local ,community business
leaders will judge the middle
and high school projects. First,
second and third place ribbons
will be awarded at each
educational level. The 40 Best
in Fair of the advanced levels
will go on to compete in the
Regional Science and
Engineering Fair. Judging of
the projects will'take place on
Wednesday, January 18 from 8
a.m.-3 p.m. Open house for the
community will be on the 18
from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. The
awards ceremony will be held
on Thursday, January 19, 6-7
p.m. for elementary and 7:30-
8:30 p.m. for middle and high
school in the Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center on
campus.
The Suwannee Valley
Regional Science and
Engineering Fair will also be
held on the Lake City
Community College campus
February 22 and 23. The
region is comprised of 10
counties: Columbia, Union,
Suwannee, Bradford,
Hamilton, Lafayette, Baker,
Gilchrist, Dixie, and Madison.
Judging of the projects will
take place on Wednesday,,
February 22 from 8 a.m.-3
p.m. Open house for the
community will be on the 22
from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. The
awards ceremony will be held
on Thursday, February 23, 10
a.m. in the 'Alfonso Levy.
Performing Arts Center on
campus. The winners will be
able to participate in the State
Science and Engineering Fair
in Orlando, Florida on April
20. Some students from prior
fairs have even made it to the
International competition.
Katie Reichert and Jessica
Stanton, both current students
at Columbia High School have
made it to the International
fair. Jessica Stanton placed
fourth in the 2005 Intel
International Science and
Engineering Fair in Phoenix,
Arizona. The 2006 Intel
International Science and
Engineering Fair will be held
in Indianapolis, Indiana, May
7-13, 2006.
The fairs are coordinated by
Charleen Kelley, Columbia
High School .instructor, Renae
Allen, Union County High
School instructor and
facilitated by LCCC faculty
member Dr. Cheryl Boice,
science professor and Dr.
David Murdock (retired) PCS
engineer.
For more information,
contact Charleen Kelley at
Columbia High School, Renae
Alien at Union County High
School (386) 496-4811 or
Cheryl Boice at LCCC (386)
754-4251.

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Whitehead takes bear with bow


Union County resident Brad Whitehead recently
killed a bear with a bow on a hunting trip to.
Cordelaine, Idaho. The bear is not the first
unusual animal Whitehead has taken done. A
previous hunting trip netted him a moose. Brad
is the son of Sheriff Jerry Whitehead and Union
County School System Director of Curriculum
Bobbi Jo Morgan.


Three Rivers

Legal offers

services
Three Rivers Legal Services
will meet with potential'clients
at the Bradford County
Courthouse in Starke from
1:30-3 p.m. on the first and
third Wednesday of each
month. The next dates for the
service will be on
Wednesday, Nov. 2 and 16.
For the past 25 years, Three
Rivers Legal Services has
provided civil legal assistance
to low income residents of 12
counties in North Central
Florida, including Bradford
and Union counties. Assistance
includes advice, brief services
and/or representation in a
variety of civil matters,
including landlord/tenant,
public benefits, consumer
issues, domestic violence and
family safety.
Three Rivers currently
serves the residents of
Bradford County with initial
contact made through
telephone appointments or
travel into Gainesville. With
new space created by the
expansion of the Bradford
County Courthouse and
approval of filing fee funds
directed to Three Rivers,
attorneys will once again be on
site for interviews and working
with clients.
Three Rivers Legal Services
is a federally and privately
funded local nonprofit
organization based in
Gainesville with a second
office in Lake City. It is
funded for the sole purpose of
providing free civil legal
services to low income,
eligible clients.' Clients must
meet federal poverty
guidelines and cases must fall
within the program priorities
set by the board of directors.
Potential clients may call
.(800) 372-0930 or (352) 372-
0519 for an appointment. Go
to the clerk's office at the
courthouse to find out where
Three Rivers will be for the
day.


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LEGALS

NOTICE OF PROPOSED.
APPROVAL OF AN
APPLICATION FOR A
SUBDIVISION BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA
ACTING AS THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that on
January 9, 2006 at 11:30 A.M., the
Board of County Commissioners of
Union County, Florida, will meet as
the Planning and Zoning Board in a


Public Hearing to be held in Room
101 of the Union County Courthouse,
Lake Butler, Florida, for final approval
of Grand Legacy Phase I. Said
proposed application may be
inspected by the public at 15
Northeast First Street, Lake Butler,
Florida/ during the hours of 8:00 A.M.
through 12:00 P.M., Monday through
Friday, excepting legal holidays. All
interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed subdivision.
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED
APPROVAL OF AN
APPLICATION FOR A
SUBDIVISION BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA
ACTING AS THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that on
January 9, 2006 at 11:40 A.M., the
Board of County Commissioners of
Union County, Florida, will meet as
the Planning and Zoning Board in a
Public Hearing to be held in Room
101 of the Union County Courthouse,
Lake Butler, Florida, to consider an
Application by Grand Legacy to
establish a Phase II. Said proposed
application may be inspected by the
public at 15 Northeast First Street,
Lake Butler, Florida, during the hours
of 8:00 A.M. through 12:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday, excepting
legal holidays. All interested parties
may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed
subdivision.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 63-2005-CA-0025
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
vs.
DEBORAH L. FLOYD; PACIFIC
PREMIER BANK F/K/A LIFE BANK;
THE PROVIDENT BANK; BEN
CAMPEN; DONALD E. FLOYD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BEN
CAMPEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DEBORAH L. FLOYD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD
E. FLOYD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Motion and Order
Resetting Foreclosure Sale Dated the
22nd day of December, 2005, and
entered in Case No. 63-2005-CA-
0025, of the Circuit Court of the 8th
Judicial Circuit in and for'Union
County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff
and DEBORAH L FLOYD; PACIFIC
PREMIER BANK F/K/A LIFE BANK;
THE PROVIDENT BANK; BEN
CAMPEN; DONALD E. FLOYD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BEN
CAMPEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DEBORAH L. FLOYD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD
E. FLOYD; JOHN DOE;.JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are the defendants I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the FRONT LOBBY OF
COURTHOUSE at the Union County
Courthouse, in LAKE BUTLER,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day
of January, 2006, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final judgment, to wit:
Mortgage: LOT 49-B OF UPLAND
PINES PLANTATION
DESCRIPTION
A TRACT OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 6
SOUTH, RANGE 18 EAST, UNION
COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 20 (ALSO BEING THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SECTION 21) AND THENCE RUN
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DISTANCE OF 2021.94 FEET;
THENCE S 2046'29" E, A
DISTANCE OF 619.62 FEET TO
THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
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THENCE S 86027'24" W, ALONG
SAID SOUTH R/W LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 1955.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF
A TANGENT CURVE, CONCAVE
TO THE SOUTH, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 1115.92 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 23042'25";
THENCE WESTERLY ALONG
SAID R/W CURVE, A DISTANCE
OF 461.73 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE; THENCE S 3032'38"
E, A DISTANCE OF 174.41 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE S 332'38" E,
A DISTANCE OF 309.40 FEET TO
THE NORTH R/W LINE OF A 40
FOOT COUNTY ROAD; THENCE
S 87013'09" W, ALONG SAID R/W
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 142.23
FEET; THENCE N 332'38" WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 309.40 FEET;
THENCE N 87013'09" E, A
DISTANCE OF 142.23 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SAID
DESCRIBED TRACT
CONTAINING 1.010 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS.
In accordance with the Americans-
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
disabled persons who, because of
their disabilities, need special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 55 W. Main Street,
Room 103, Lake Butler, FL 32054 or
Telephone Voice/TDD (904) 496-
3711 prior to such proceeding.
Dated this 28th day of December,
2005.
REGINA PARRISH
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Julia Croft
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR UNION COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-CA-04
CIVIL ACTION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHRISTIE L. FORSYTH, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated Dec. 14,2005
and entered in Case No. 2005-CA-04
of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH
Judicial Circuit in and for UNION
County, Florida wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
is the Plaintiff and CHRISTIE L.
FORSYTH, UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
N/K/A ALBERT PERRY; UNION
COUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PERSON
(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY N/K/A
ALBERT PERRY are the Defendants,
I will sell to :he nighrest and Lest
bidder Iorcasn aT FRONT DOOR
OF THE MIDDLE OF THE UNION'
COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT 11
a.m. on the 19th day of Jan..2006, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING,
BEING AND SITUATE IN SECTION
4, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE
19 EAST, UNION COUNTY,
FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF


SECTION 4, THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 59
MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
1297.48 FEET TO A POINT OF THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. S-
796; THENCE RUN NORTH 87
DEGREES 52 MINUTES 20
SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE. A DISTANCE OF 842.77
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT; THENCE RUN
EASTERLY, CONTINUING ALONG
SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE, ALONG THE ARC OF A
CURVE CONCAVE NORTHERLY
AND HAVING A RADIUS OF
1472.40 FEET, A CHORD BEARING
OF NORTH 80 DEGREES 01
MINUTES 07. SECONDS EAST
AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF
402.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF
TANGENCY; THENCE RUN
NORTH 72 DEGREES 09
MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST,
CONTINUING ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1919.05
FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT; THENCE RUN
EASTERLY, CONTINUING ALONG-
SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE, ALONG THE ARC OF A
CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHERLY
AND HAVING A RADIUS OF
1869.86 FEET, A CHORD BEARING
NORTH 80 DEGREES 21
MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST
AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF
533.04 FEET TO THE POINT OF
TANGENCY; THENCE RUN
NORTH 88 DEGREES 33
MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST,
CONTINUING ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 293:97 ...
FEET TO THE POINT OF :
BEGINNING OF THE
HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED
PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE
CONTINUE RUNNING NORTH 88
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 15
SECONDS EAST, CONTINUING
ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
COUNTY ROAD NO. S-796, A
DISTANCE OF 186.56 FEET TO
THE INTERSECTION OF THE
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A
GRADED COUNTY ROAD;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 05
DEGREES 13 MINUTES 01
SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A
COUNTY GRADED ROAD, A
DISTANCE OF 152.34 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 15
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
286.56 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 05 DEGREES 13
MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST A
DISTANCE OF 152.34 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A RR 4, Box 3330, Lake Butler,
FL32054
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on Dec. 27,2005.
REGINA PARRISH
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Julia Crof
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria, Codilis & Stawiarski
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F05014379
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disabilities requesting reasonable :
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proceeding should contact (904) 496-
3711 (Voice) or (904) 374-3639
(Voice or TDD) or via Florida Relay
Service at 1-800-955-8771. -.
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Big Red Christmas Drive helps Santa make rounds in UC
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On Dec. 24, the Big Red
Christmas Drive helped Santa
make his rounds in Union
County.
The program, sponsored by
the Union County Volunteer
Fire Department and Union
County Emergency Medical
Services, helped collect toys
for children who would
otherwise not have a
Christmas. This year the
program served more than 15
families and 45 children.
To help Santa make his
rounds, members of the
UCVFD, the Florida Division
of Forestry and the Union
County Sheriff's Office
escorted Santa all over the
county. Riding in Union
County Fire Department
Engine 5, Santa made his way
without any delay.
A group of more than 15
individuals helped Santa sort
out presents and get bicycles
down off the back of the fire
engine. The caravan, led by
UCSO Deputy Kevin Dice,
made its way from
Worthingt6n Springs to Lake
Butler 'and all points in
between.
Before making their rounds,
hungry elveswere treated to a
sandwich platter donated by
Subway of Lake Butler. The
t elves at Subway even provided
Santa's helper with their
favorite dessert-cookies.
Organizers of the drive
thanked the following
individuals and businesses for
their help making this year's
drive a success: Roberts Land
and Timber, Spires, IGA,
Sheriff Jerry Whitehead,
Ronny and Marlana Pinkston,
the Alachua County Sheriff's
Office, RMC's outside
grounds employees, UCI
Employees Club, Velma
Browning, James and Mindy
Goodwin, Shirley Kirby, Kirby
and Company Pharmacy,
Bonnie Box, Angel Ward,
Frances Williams, Jan
Andrews, Pam Roberts, Skip's
Deli, Worthington Springs
United Methodist Church,
Mark and Jennifer Hamlin.
Lake Butler' Farm Center,
Douglass Equipment, Linda's
Jewelry, Petit's Used Cars,
Pritchett Trucking, Shadd
Trucking,' Sil6A'?a f Lake
Butler, Hairbiz, Southern
Professional Title Service.
David and Suzi Powell, Toys
for Kids, Barbara's Florist.
Winkler's Furniture, Fawn
Allen, Chamayne's Nails.
WCW Reman Lumber, Timber
Village, 'John E. Maines.
Sunrise Food Mart, Butler
Townhomes, Jackson Building
Supply, Union County
constitutional officers, Hal
Airth, Wayne Carroll,
(esquire), Martha Powell,
Lynette Kinner, the Union
County Times, Maria Kish,
Kangaroo of Lake Butler,
Louise Carroll, Elaine
Sanderson, Loretta Seay,
Buddy Broughton, Mitch
.Andrews, Deputy Kevin Dice,
Todd, Courtney and Savannah
Douglas, Nicholas Goodwin,
Randa Goodwin, Abundant
Life Minstries and, Jeff and
Cathy Williams.
Only those who will risk
.going too far can possibly
find out how far one can
go.
-T S. Eliot


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Several individuals helped Santa make his rounds in Union County Christmas Eve. From
left to right they include: Buddy Broughton, Jennie Pinkston, Kevin Dice, Macie Pinkston,
Ronnie and Mariana Pinkston, Mindy Goodwin, Randa Goodwin, Santa, Nicholas
Gonnrrdwin Mark Hamlin and Jennifer Hamlin.


Stepheny Carranza gets down to eating the pizza she
asked Santa to bring her for Christmas.


Buddy Broughton looks in Santa's sleigh for presents
for the children along Santa's route.


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Santa and his elves unload his sleigh to make a delivery. Pictured, from I-r, are Santa,
Nicholas Goodwin, Dynamite the Elf, Mark Hamlin and Jennifer Hamlin.
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Jennifer Hamlin sorts out presents while Dynamite the
Elf looks through Santa's list of the children who have
been naughty and those who have been nice.


Dynamite the Elf and Santa take time for a picture just
before Santa gets ready to make his rounds. Santa said
"Dynamite was instrumental this year in making sure
this event happened."


Santa visits with Macie Pinkston, the granddaughter of
Santa's elf Ronnie Pinkston.


Savannah Douglas helped out Santa in a big way.
During her birthday party on Dec. 20, she had her
friends bring presents for the Big Red Christmas Drive
instead of herself. During the party, her guests helped
her wrap the gifts. Savannah's parents, Todd and
Courtney Douglas, then followed Santa along his route
t9 help deliver the gifts.


Camero Adkins visits with Santa after getting his toys.


National Kidney
Foundation
looking for
donated cars
The National Kidney
Foundation's Kidney Cars
Program is a charitable
contribution plan that enables
you to turn in your used car,
van, truck or even boat and
very likely receive two
benefits you won't get from a
regular dealer trade-in (or from
a holiday song).
You'll get a good feeling
and you may even get a tax-
deduction. Eighty-four percent
of Americans who donated
vehicles to the National
Kidney Foundation's Kidney
Cars Program last year
itemized their tax returns and
were able to reap a charitable
deduction for their
contribution. And if you want
this possible tax saving,
remember to donate your
vehicle to the foundation by
December 31. If you happen to
be a last-minute shopper, no
problem: that is the last day of
the year.
Then there's that good
feeling, the one you experience
when you give something that
helps people in need in your
own Call it pride, call it
contentment, call it self-
satisfaction. Either way, it's
something only you can
describe. And when you
donate your vehicle to the
Kidney, Cars Program, your
feel-good gift will provide
funds to help children who
suffer from kidney disease go
to camp, transport patients to
dialysis and screen those at
risk for chronic kidney disease.
Your vehicles will also
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education, organ donation
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Older
Americans
Act helps UC
seniors
The Older Americans Act
provides a variety of
services to seniors in Union
County. Home delivered
meals, nutrition education,
telephone reassurance,
recreation, health support
and congregate meals are
just some of the many
services the program offers.
Fro more information about
the program, contact the
Suwanee River Economic
Council at (386) 496-2342.


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Commissioners meet in the
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Main St. in Lake Butler. For
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Mark Hamlin (left) looks for bicycles on top of Santa's
sleigh (also known as Union County Fire Engine 5), as
Buddy Broughton (right) hands a bike to Ronnie
Pinkston (bottom).

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deadline to register a home or
cell phone number .on the
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consumers should visit
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phone number online will be
asked to provide a valid e-mail
address to which 'a
confirmation of the registration
will be sent. A registration is
not complete until the
con-sumer clicks on the link in
this e-mail.
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Section B: Thursday, January 5, 2006






News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region area




Local group makes 'joyful noise' in nursing homes


Y couldn't get enough.
er When the eight people left
her room at Windsor Manor,
Brooks she rolled her wheelchair right





tr Barbara
i Burbridge
S.- (left) and
4' Marie Grant
sing to a
couple of
Windsor
Manor
'. residents in
their room.


Gladys Goldwire, a resident of Windsor Manor,
raises her hands during the Joyful Noisemakers'
rendition of "He's Got the Whole World in His
Hands."


BY CLIFF SMELLE'
Telegraph Staff Writ

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after them, following them to
every stop they made. She
could, not get enough of the
joyful noise they made.
The people she was
following were the "Joyful
Noisemakers," a group of local
people that visits both Windsor
Manor and Bradford Terrace
nursing homes on Tuesdays,
playing and singing old songs
and hymns.
"We try to just make the
people that we're visiting that
day feel special," said Anne
Miller, who plays guitar and is
one of the group's original
members.
The group made Brooks feel
special this past Tuesday as
she sang along, then followed
the group to hear more music.
That is not unusual for Brooks.
One of the group members
joked that Brooks was one of
their groupies.
Another resident probably
best summed up what Brooks
was thinking when. she
remarked, "You didn't play
long enough, but I enjoyed it."
The group began more than
three years ago. Miller, a
retired teacher in Bradford
County, had a list of things she
wanted to do during her
retirement, one of which was
to learn to play the guitar.
She was not content just
learning to play for her own
enjoyment, however.
"I just really wanted to use
the music in some way to..bring
happiness and joy to people,"
Miller said.
That led to Miller, with the
"help of her brother-in-la'w,
Mike Goldwire, placing a
notice in her church' (First
United Methodist Church of
Starke) bulletin that a group
was being formed to visit
nursinghomes and shut-ins.
Kay McKinley, Betty
Moritford and Jean Perkins
responded. Eventually, the


group received more members:
Connie Best, Barbara
Burbridge, Bob Clayton, Flo
Danger, Marie Grant, Betsy
Meng and Mary Stephens
(Danger is no longer in the
group because she moved
away).
- As the church bulletin noted,
the group did start out visiting
both nursing home residents
and shut-ins. However, time
constraints forced the group to
concentrate solely on nursing
home residents. Miller did say
that the group is now going to
start visiting shut-ins and
people at Parkside Assisted
Living Facility and the Senior
Center during months that

See JOYFUL, p. 7B


Marie Grant
(left) and Kay
McKinley
make a joyful
noise.


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Connie Best (left) sings "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" while Anne
Miller strums along on the guitar.


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Paae 2B TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR--B-SECTION Jan. 5, 2006


Alvaughn Golden

Alvaughn Golden
BUNNELL Alvaughn
Ricardo Golden, 49, of Bunnell
died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at
Halifax Hospital in Daytona
Beach.
Born in Ormond Beach, Mr.
Golden lived in Bunnell until he
was 13 years old. He went to live
with his Aunt Dorothy S. Moore
and Uncle-Jesse J. Moore, Jr. in
Lawtey where he attended and
graduated from Bradford High
School in Starke. He also
attended St. Johns River
Community College for one year
on a basketball scholarship.
Mr.'Golden is survived by: his
mother Queen E. Brown and
stepfather Joe E. Brown of
Bunnell; daughters, 'Staci T.
Golden of Gainesville and Misty
Golden of Lakeland; sisters, Lois
Moore' Ferguson of Riverview,
Kimberly Lacy and Jerri Lacy,
both of Bunnell, Brenda Mickens
of Atlanta and Marion Sheals of
Tallahassee; brothers, Neal N.
Golden Jr., of Seaford, Del. and
Michael Jordan of Jacksonville;
Funeral Services for Mr.
Golden were held Dec. 31, 2005
.in-St. James Missionary Baptist
Church in Bunnell with the Rev.
Jimmy Moore of Daytona
Beach, eulogist. Arrangements
were under the care of Leo C.
Chase and Son Funeral Home of
St. Augustine.


Margaret Parks Aaron,

Margaret Aaron
STARKE Margaret Parks
Aaron, 85, of Starke died
-Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Shands
at Alachua General Hospital in
Gainesville following an
extended illness.
Born in Starke on March 20,
1922, Mrs. Parks was a lifelong
resident of Starke. She was a
retired surgical technician at
Bradford Hospital and member
of Mt. Pisgah AME Church of
Starke where she served as
Stewardess Protem.
Mrs. Aaron is survived by:
sons,_Arthur Parks, Isom Parks,
Louis Parks, al .-f -Staarke,
Edward L. Parks of Ft.
Lauderdale; daughters, Lucretia
Robinson and Berlin Ellerson,
both of Ft. Lauderdale, Naomi
Riley of Starke; a foster son
.Jimmy Green of Ft. Lauderdale;
23 grandchildren, 28 great-
'grandchildren and 11 great-
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Aaron
will be held at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, in Mt.
- Pisgah AME Church in Starke
with the Rev. Glenn B. Dames,
,- -pastor, delivering the eFlog.y.-
..' Interment -will ""'Tolow in
Oddfellow Cemetery in Starke
under the care of Haile Funeral
-.Home of Starke.
Visitation will be in the
Chapel of Haile Funeral Home
on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, family
hour 4 p.m.; friends 5-8 p.m. and
Saturday one hour prior to the
service at the church.
The family will meet at the
home of Mrs. Aaron in Lincoln
City at 1:30 p.m. to form the
cortege.


James Bowers
EUSTIS -James E. Bowers, 68,
of Eustis died Thursday, Nov. 24,
2'005.
Born Oct. 9, 1937, Mr. BoWers
moved to central 'Florida from
Jupiter in 1981, He was a veteran
of the United States Navy. He
was an aviation broker involved
in aircraft sales and consulting
and also served as a corporate
pilot. He was a partner in
McGuire Properties. LLC.
A 1955 graduate of Bradford
High School (BHS), in 1991, Mr.
Bowers and his brother Pat
donated the Boatdraih School
House to the Bradford County
School District. That year, the
BHS Alumni Association
sponsored the 100th anniversary
of BHS. The structure was then
listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. A grant was
secured and the historical school
house %as moved to its current
location on Orange Street. Today
it-serves as the official receiver of
documents and trophies donated
to the Bradford High School
Alumni Association.-


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Mr. Bowers is survived by: his
wife Karlene Bowers of Eustis;
two daughters, Michelle
Cristinzio of Winter Park and
Loree Kiner of Palm City; two
brothers, George P. "Pat" Bowers
of Raleigh, N.C. and Richard
Johns of Tennessee; and five
grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr.
Bowers was held on Nov. 28,
2005 in Dobbs Funeral Home
Chapel in Orlando.

Natalie Brooks
-KEYSTONE HEIGHTS -
Natalie Jean Brooks, 71, of
Keystone Heights died Thursday,
Dec. 29, 2005, at North Florida
Regional Medical Center in
Gainesville following an
extended illness.
Born in Frankfort, Ky. on Aug.
8, 1934, Mrs. Brooks moved to
Keystone Heights six years ago
from Versailles, Ky. She retired
from Texas Industries and was of
the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Brooks is survived by:
four daughters, Pam Hutcherson
of Ponte Vedra Beach, Joann
Floyd and June Torez, both of
Keystone Heights, and Karen
Coffey of Pernell, Okla.; seven
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Brooks were Jan. 3, 2006 in
Duell-Clark Chapel in Versailles
with interment following in
Versailles Cemetery. Jones
Funeral. Home of Keystone
Heights was in charge of local
arrangements.

Beryl Casey
LAKELAND Beryl "Ben"
Casey, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 6,
2005, at his residence.
Born in Lakeland to Thomas
and Ethel Casey, Mr. Casey was
raised' in and around Starke. He
served in the U.S. Navy--and-
retired ifn 965. He worked for
the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission in West
Palm Beach.
Mr. Casey is survived by: his
wife of 53 years Joann; a
daughter Shari; a son Mike; two
sisters, Judy Berard of Keystone
Heights and Desta Dyal of
Hampton; a brother Delbert
Casey of Starke; one grandchild
and one. great-grandchild. He was
preceded in death by two
brothers, Elvin "Speck" and-Pat .
There were no services. ..

Bryon Cox
HAWTHORNE Bryon Lee
Cox, 24, of Hawthorne died
Monday, Dec. 26, 2005:
Born in Jacksonville, Mr. Cox
lived most of his life in the
Bradford County area. He
attended the Bradford County
school' system ant' worked'with'
Par -as a finisher for four years. He
was of the Pentecostal faith. "
Mr. Cox is survived, by: his
mother and stepfather Brenda
and James Yeomans of
Hawthorne; his father Marshall
Cox" Jr. of Hampton; two
brothers, Chad Cox of
Cumberland, Ky. and Brandon
Cox of Hampton; and his
paternal grandparents Marshall
and Joyce Cox Sr. of Danville,
Ill. .
Graveside services for Mr. UCox
were Dec. 30, 2005 in Dedan
Cemetery with the Rev. Joy
Thornton officiating. Interment
followed under the care of Archie
Tanner Funeral Home of Starke.

Noreen Crews
LAKE BUTLER Noreen
Dukes Crews, 88, of Lake Butler
died Saturday, Dec. 31,'2005, at
her residence following a brief
illness.
A lifelong resident of Union
County, Mrs. Crews worked for
the Union County School Board
as a cook in the lunch room for
several years and was a caregiver-
to the elderly and ill. She was a
member of the Little Springs.
Priyitve6-Baptist Church in
.. Worthington Springs.
Mrs, Crews is survived by: two
daughters, Ethelia Perry and
Sheron Berry, both of Orange
Park; a son Edwin Crews of Lake
Butler; a brother Milton R.
Dukes of Lake Butler; 13
grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband James
Crews, a daughter Elaine Lewis
and a son Colon Crews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Crews
were Jan. 4, 2006, in the Little


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Ft. Call Cemetery under the care
of Archer Funeral Home of Lake "
Butler.

Doris Cummings
STARKE Doris Marie
Cummings, 47, of Starke died
Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Shands
at the University of Florida
following an extended illness.
Born in Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Mrs. Cummings lived in
Clewiiton before moving to
Starke in July of 2004. She was a
homemaker and a member of
Starke United Pentecostal
Church.
Mrs. Cummings is survived by:
her husband John E. Cummings
of Starke; a daughter Amanda
Michell Cummings of Starke;
two brothers, Jerry Dean of
Jacksonville and Timmie Dean
of Clewiston; and a step-brother,
William Dean of Rock Spring,
Ga.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Cummings will be conducted at
11:00 a.m. on Friday, "an. 6.
2006., at Starke United
Pentecostal Church with the Rev.
Ronnie King officiating and the
Rev. Paul Ray Cagel assisting.
Burial will follow in Crosby
Lake Cemetery under the care of
Archie Tanner Funeral Home of
Starke.
Visitation will be Thursday,
Jan. 5, 2006, at Starke United
Pentecostal Church.

Earl Eckford
LAKE GENEVA Earl Garrett
"Gary" Eckford Sr., 54, of Lake
Geneva died Friday, Dec. 30,
2005, at Lake Shore Hospital in
Lake City following a sudden
illness.
- Born in Jacksonville on Sept.
4, 1951, Mr. Eckford moved to
Lake Geneva in 1994. He was of
the Methodist faith and served in
the USMC and Reserves. He was a
sprayer for 10 years for DBI in
Jacksonville. He was a member of
the Masons and Shriners and
coached baseball for many years
in Keystone Heights.
Mr. Eckford is survived by: his
wife of 21 years Donna Taylor -
Eckford of Lake Geneva;
children, Johanna Eckford of
..Winter Haven, Jennifer, Amanda
and Garrett Eckford, all "of
Keystone Heights; a sister Mary
Jo Eckford of Hawthorne and
four grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mr.
Eckford were Jan. 4, 2006 in
Keystone Heights Cemetery with
the Rev. Tom Gensel conducting
the services. Interment followed
under the care of Jones Funeral
Home of Keystone Heights.

Marshall Lomax
STARKE Marshall Lomax,
83, of Starke died Sunday, Jan. 1,
2006, at Windsor Manor Care
Center in Starke following an
extended illness.
__BoIp. in McCormack, S.C.-gMr.
Lomax moved- to Starke from
New Jersey. He was a retired
construction worker.
Mr. Lomax is survived by: two
daughters, Geraldine Strong of
Jacksonville and Carolyn
Hampton 'of Starke; three
grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his wife Fannie Mae
Johnson Lomax.
Funeral services for Mr. Lomax
will--be -held- at 11. a.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, in Haile
Memorial Chapel in Starke with
the Rev. Jake-Davis conducting
the services. Interment will
follow in Clark Cemetery.
Visitation will be in the
Chapel of Haile Funeral Home
on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, family
hour 3 p.m.; friends 5-8 p.m.
The family will meet at Haile
Funeral Home at 10:45 a.m. for
the processional.


Helen Nelson
LAKE BUTLER Helen .
Ernestine Gaines Nelson, 62-,6f
Lake Butler died Friday, .Dc. 30,
2005, at Lake Butler Hospital
following an extended illness.
Born in Orange State, Mrs.
Nelson lived in Lake Butler most.
of her life. She retired. -as a-
clothing presser with Lake Butler
Apparel and was a member of
Victory Temple First Born
Church of Lake Butler.


Mrs. Nelson is survived by:
two daughters, Bonnie Jenkins
and Valerie Nelson, both of Lake
Butler; two sons, Sidney Jenkins
and Joseph Jenkins, both of Lake%
Butler; a sister Joyce Bethea of
Lake Butler; five grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Wesley Jenkins, her
husband Charles Nelson and a.
son Ray Charles Jenkins.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Nelson will be held at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, in St.
James AME Church of Lake
Butler with Bishop E. Folkston
Jr. and Elder R.F. Cohen Sr.
officiating. Burial will follow at
Ft. Call Cemetery in
Worthington Springs under the
care of Archer Funeral Home of
Lake Butler.
-The family will receive friends
at Victory Temple First Born
Church of Lake Butler on Friday,
Jan. 6, 2006, from 6-8 p.m.

Jimmie O'Boyle
LAKE BUTLER Jimmie
Edgar O'Boyle, 71, of Lake
Butler died Sunday, Dec. 25,
2005, at Shands UF in
Gainesville.
Born in Jacksonville, Mr.
O'Boyle had lived in Union
County for 20 years. He was a
retired printer.
Mr. O'Boyle is survived by:
his wife Linda O'Boyle of Lake
Butler; a daughter Pamela
Margarette O'Boyle of Ocala; a


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Joseph Reed
MELROSE Joseph Richard
Reed, 83, of Melrose died
Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at his
residence following a brief
illness.
Born in Ne# Castle, Pa. on
May 9, 1922, Mr. Reed moved to
Melrose from Gainesville in
1997. He was a member of Faith
Presbyterian Church in Melrose,
American Legion Post 24, Moose
Post 1140 and the Lions Club.
He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II and was a
retired contractor.
Mr. Reed is survived by: his
children, Diane Reed Schmidt of
Enterprise, Dorian Guyton of
Melrose, Robin Green of
Bennington, Vt., Richard Dana
Reed of Hood, Va.; two brothers,
William Reed of Bradenton,
Keith Reed of New Castle, Pa.; a
sister Eileen Byers of Enon
Valley, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his wife
Dorothy Morgan Reed.
Local arrangements are under
the care of Jones Funeral Home
of Keystone Heights.


Memorial contributions may
be made to Guide Dogs for the
Blind, 4210 77th St., S.E.,
Palmetto, FL 34221 or the
charity of your choice.

Alfred Tappan
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS -
Alfred Van Tappan Jr., 77, of
Keystone Heights died Tuesday,
Dec. 27,' 2005, at Gainesville
Health Care Center.
Born in Mansville, Ohio, Mr.
Tappan moved to Keystone
Heights more than 20 years ago
from Miami. He was a real estate
.broker in Orange Springs and
served in the U.S. Navy during
the Korean War. He was a member
of Stanton Baptist Church in
Mianii.
Mr. Tappan is survived by: his
wife Katherine -Tappan of
Keystone Heights; two sons,
Bruce Tappan of Louisiana and
Robert "Bobby Tapan; three
stepsons, Roger Thompson of
Melrose, Ivan Thompson of
Hawthorne and Mike Thompson
of Keystone Heights; two
stepdaughters, Kristine Newell of
Gainesville and Pat Meek of
Melrose; 13 grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
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Jan. 5, 2006 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR--B-SECTION Page 3B



Man arrested for stalking, battering law enforcement officer


By MARCIA MILLER
Telegraph Staff Writer
Starke Police Department
Sgt. Donald Spriggle said
when he arrested a man Dec.
28 for driving in violation of
restrictions placed on his
driver's license and the man
made threats against him, he
paid little attention.

"His threats to harm me and
my family fell on deaf ears, as
do most of the verbal threats
that come from individuals
whom I arrest," Spriggle


reported.
When that same person
showed up a few days later
parked outside Spriggle's
residence, he immediately took
the threats more seriously.
When the man made further
threats and moved aggressively
toward the off-duty officer,
Spriggle reported, "I feared
for, not only my safety, but for
the safety of my family."
Spriggle's father and
daughter were in a vehicle in
the parking lot at the time and
his wife was inside the
residence.
William Joshua Dodd, 26, of


Graham was arrested two
times within three days. On
Dec. 31 the charges were
stalking, battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting
arrest with violence, making
threats to a public servant,
breach of the peace and
violation of restrictions placed
on a driver's license. On Dec.
28, the single charge was
violation of restrictions placed
on a driver's license.
Spriggle made the initial
arrest Dec. 28. Bond was set at
$2,500 and Dodd was released
on bond Dec. 29.
When Spriggle drove a


2 serious after crash on 100


Three people were injured in
a traffic crash on S.R. 100
about two miles west of
Starke, Jan. 2.
Winston Steven Ramsey, 33,
and Brandi Nicole King, 23,
both of Starke, remain in
serious condition in Shands
UF. Pamela Gail Morrison, 40,
of Hawthorne, is listed in fair
condition.,
A 1990 Ford pickup, driven
by Ramsey with King as a


,Minor inji

SBY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Telegraph Editor

A Lake City tractor-trailer
couldn't slow in time to stop a
'chain collision that resulted in
minor injuries and thousands
.,of dollars worth of damage
Tuesday morning.
At approximately 8:46 a.m.
on Jan. 3, a Suwannee Valley
Grassing Inc. semitrailer
carrying equipment from Lake
,City was traveling eastbound
on S.R. 100. According to
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt.
T.E. Stebbins, the truck was
driven by Fred Wilson, 73,


3 asleep i


passenger, was westbound on
S.R. 100 at about 8:30 p.m.
during a rain storm. Morrison
was eastbound, driving a 1999
Buick sedan.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper B.N.
Lamb's traffic crash report,
Ramsey lost control of his
vehicle for some unknown
reason and crossed the center
line. Ramsey was ejected from
the pickup during the crash.


All three people involved in
the crash were listed with
incapacitating injuries and
transported by Bradford
County Emergency Medical
Services to Shands at Starke
and then to Shands UF.
Damages to the Buick sedan
were estimated at $10,000.
Damages to the Ford pickup
were estimated at $5,000.
Charges are still pending as
the investigation continues.


juries in pileup Jan. 3


who said it appeared traffic
was moving and he couldn't
stop in time to avoid hitting the
car of a state trooper sitting at
the traffic light on Orange
Street in Starke. Stebbins
estimated the vehicle was
traveling around 30 mph when
the collision occurred.
The patrol car driven by Lt.
Timothy Hines in turn collided
with the Badcock Furniture
Ford F-150 stopped in front of
it, and that truck hit the Acura
MDX SUV driven by
Cassandra Driggers, 57, that
was stationed in front of it.
Hjnes was transported from
the scene to Shands at Starke


by Bradford County EMS
where he was treated for
unspecified injuries and later
released. Timothy Verdi, 50,
and Velma Verdi, 49, the
driver and passenger of the
Ford F-150, were treated at the
scene for minor injuries.
According to Stebbins,
damages included $12,000 to
the semitrailer, $10,000 to the
patrol car, $4,000 to the Ford
truck and $2,000 to the Acura
SUV.
The Starke Fire Department,
Starke Police Department and
FHP personnel also responded
to the accident scene.


n vehicle in roadway


Two people were arrested Parker was able to
,on the morning of Jan. 1 after a driver and get him
Bradford deputy found them, vehicle so Parker co
4nd one other person, asleep iri to the side of the roa
-a vhicte stopped in the middle e
;of S.R. 16. hedriver- Ste
Bradford 'County Sheriffs Frazier, 33, of Stark
:Office Deputy Josh Luke was tested for sobriety
,on patrol at 6 a.m. New Year's He allegedly ack
;,Day when he found a tan- that he had been di
!'colored Tahoe parked at an was later given
,'angle in the middle of S.R- 16 tests that came bac
just west of Starke. of 0;-159 an(
ju Starke Police Officer Keith approximately twice
Parker was passing as he was Frazier was a).
driving home and stopped to Frazier was ai
assistt Deputy Luke. Deputy Luke and ch
When they approached the driving under the
vehicle, the officers found all Bond w as set at $2bon
three people inside asleep. The
;'Tahoe was still in gear and One of the
Officer Parker reached inside Edward Earl Mitch
and put the vehicle in park. of Lake Butler,
SDeputy Luke reported identified himself to


IWoman arrested

assault with vehi
Jo Alice Goodman, 46, of contacted the car, bi
Starke was arrested Dec. 29 by by. Goodman, she t
.Bradford County Sheriff's needed to arrest
Office Deputy David Young attempting to hit hei
.::after she allegedly attempted shovel.
,several times to'hit a man with However, several
her vehicle, including one off-du
office dispatcher, t
; DeDuntv Youno reo, rted that h "A. G dln h nd


.;when he arrived at N.W. 177th
St., just off S.R. 16, at about 3
'p.m., several witnesses said a
,maroon car had been sighted
Driving erratically and
apparentlyy attempting to run
'over a pedestrian.
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passengers,
ell Jr., 22,
, initially
officers as


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being driven
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r car with a
witnesses,
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old Young
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Chris Kirland. When his
correct name was discovered,
officers found Mitchell had
i outstanding warrants for his
arrest that had been issued in
U n io n C o u n ty I '. 1.
Mitchell was arrested by
.Luke on warrants for two
counts of failure to appear in
Union County courts--one on
an. initial charge of domestic
battery and one on an initial
charge of violation of
injunction. Total bond was set
at $20,000 and he remained in
the Bradford Jail as of press
time.
The third passenger in the
vehicle was not arrested, but
was given a traffic citation for
having an open container of
alcohol in a motor vehicle.


marked Starke police car into
the parking lot at his residence
at about 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 31,
he said he found a black
Dodge pickup truck blocking
his designated parking space.
The space is posted with a
"Police Vehicles Only" sign.
Spriggle said he stopped the
SPD vehicle a short distance
away and the other driver got
out and approached Spriggle's
vehicle, talking loudly. "I was
then able to identify the driver
as William Dodd," reported
Spriggle.
Spriggle stepped out of the
SPD vehicle and Dodd
allegedly continued his threats.
Spriggle said he called his wife
on his Nextel to advise her to
remain inside the nearby
residence and he also advised
his father and daughter to stay
inside the nearby vehicle.
Spriggle said Dodd
continued to make threats
against him and he advised
Dodd that he was being placed
under arrest for stalking and
threatening a police officer.
Dodd allegedly continued to
behave aggressively and talk
angrily, so Spriggle called SPD
Capt. Harvey Rhoden, who
ordered another officer
dispatched to the scene.
Spriggle said Dodd lunged
toward him and hit him several
times before Spriggle gained a
headlock and forced Dodd to
the ground. Dodd allegedly
continued to struggle to hit the
officer, while Spriggle
struggled to maintain his
headlock. Dodd had managed
to gain a sitting position when
SPD Officer Bill Murray


arrived on the scene.
Murray reported that Dodd
continued to fight both officers
as they attempted to handcuff
him. He allegedly struck both
officers more than once as they
struggled to subdue him.
Spriggle and Murray finally
placed Dodd on the ground
once more and were able to
handcuff him.
SPD Sgt. Bob Melton
arrived at the scene and helped
Murray put Dodd into
Murray's patrol car.
Dodd told Melton and
Murray that he had arrived at


the residence, not to find
Spriggle, but to contact a
coworker who lived nearby.
Dodd allegedly told the
officers he was supposed to
give the coworker a ride to
work that day.
Murray reported that the
coworker was interviewed and
acknowledged that he knew
Dodd, but had no idea Dodd
was coming to his residence
that day.
Murray took Dodd to the
Bradford County Jail where he
remained under no bond as of
press time Tuesday.


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Railroading in the 21st century:

Will it return to its former glory?


Railroading has a romance of its own,
.not unlike the romance of "going down to
the sea" in sailing ships in the years
before steam engines replaced sails.
Stories, songs and books have been
written about trains, engineers,
railroading and hobos-all' a part of
railroad lore. "Casey Jones" and "The
Wreck of Old 97" were popular railroad
songs of yesteryear, both of which were
based on actual train wrecks.
Although trains are now pulled by
diesel-electric engines, the romance
remains for the old coal-fired engines,
whose whistles made an eerie sound in
the small hours of the night and brought a
feeling of comfort for those it'awakened.
The genesis of rails began in English
coal mines in 1630, when wooden tracks
---were-taid for-horse pulled wagons used in
moving coal from the .mine. For more
than a hundred years there was little
improvement for the lack of a power
source. In the 18th century, English
inventors began working on embryo
steam engines, with Scotsman James
Watts credited with the first "modem"
stationary steam engine in 1774. The first
locomotive, a steam engine that
transmitted power to its wheels, was built
in 1804 by Matthew Murray in Leeds,
England.
Since time began, man had longed for a
means to travel faster than he could run,
or faster than a horse could run as horses
became the means of travel. The
invention and development of trains in
the 19th century was the beginning of the
fulfillment of that dream for land travel.
While the English are credited with early
advances in rails and rolling stock,
Americans did their part in advancing the
industry, a necessary ingredient to
building a nation sprawled across a
continent 3,000 miles wide with'
population centers on both the Pacific
and Atlantic coasts. ., w
In the Civil War. 1861-65. railroading_
came into its own, proving its worth in
moving men and\ materials in wartime..
Although the South had railroads, the
North was further advanced with a
network of rails and, therefore, benefited
more from rapid and ; reliable
transportation. In spite of having a war to
wage, President Abraham Lincoln saw
--the- need for connecting the two coasts
with; rails and, in 1862, signed the Pacific
Railway Act, authorizing \Ithe first
transcontinental railroad.
Civil Engineer Theodore Judah had a
vision to build a railroad across the Sierra
Nevada'Mountains, and then to continue
the- line across the continent. While he
was instrumental in mapping and
planning the route, his death in 1863
precluded his participation in building
the railroad.
The two railroads the Central Pacific
Railroadafii'nd the Union Pacific Railroad,
drove the "golden spike" that joined the
two at Promontory Summit, Utah, May
10, 1869. The American continent was
now joined by the fastest means of travel
known to rian.
The "Golden Age" of railroading was
under way and 'continued, about ,a
hundred years,' ending in the mid-20th
century after World War II. During that
time steady progress was made in rail,


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beds, rails and rolling stock, with diesel-
electric engines replacing coal-fired
engines pulling 150 or more freight cars
and luxurious passenger cars. George
Pullman invented and built sleeping cars
for overnight trips, hence the name
"Pullman Cars."
In that era, trains were given names,
some romantic, some platonic, but all
interesting: the Orange Blossom Special
(New York to Miami), the Golden State
Limited (Chicago to Los Angeles), the
Southern Belle (Kansas City to New
Orleans), the Gulf Wind (Jacksonville to
New Orleans), the Cannon Ball (Detroit
to St. Louis) and the Silver Meteor (New
York to Miami). Travel by air was faster,
but travel by train was more romantic and
much more fun.
In the first 30 years of the 20th century,
the automobile industry offered little
competition to railroads, with small
engines and low horsepower. Appearing
in 1930, the Model A Ford trucks were
powered with a 45 hp four-cylinder
engine with dual rear wheels.
Comparable Chevrolet trucks had six-
cylinder engines that generated about the
same horsepower. Larger trucks weren't
often seen in rural North Florida.
Air travel didn't come into its own until,
the end of WWII, taking advantage of
knowledge and experience gleaned from
the war. Airmail began in- the 1930s,
requiring a special stamp at additional
cost. -
In 1980, Congress passed the Staggers
Act which replaced the regulatory
structure that existed since the 1878
Interstate Commerce Act and freed the
railroads to determine routes and rates.
Unprofitable routes have been abandoned
throughout the nation, many of them in
Florida. The former ACL track that ran
from Jacksonville to St. Petersburg
through Raiford, Lake Butler,
Gainesville,-Ocala land ,Tampa has been
taken up and'the right of:way sold; The
Georgia Southern route through Lake
Butler has been abandoned.
Company passenger trains no longer
operate; the government-owned Silver,
Meteor continues to operate year to year,
with a dim future, and freight trains
operate with two employees, an engineer
and a flagman, replacing crews of five or
six employees.
The golden days of railroading may be
over, but with the government removing
barriers, railroads are doing well these
days, moving more freight than ever at
profit making, yet competitive, rates.
Trains move 70. percent of all new
automobiles from factories, utilizing the
170,000 miles .-of track in the United
States. More than 40 percent of all freight
is moved by rail, including enough,
concrete to build 45 miles of road each
day. One train can move as much freight
as 300 semi trucks.
We don't hear any new songs about
-train wrecks or working on the railroad,'
indicating the, romance may no longer
apply, but when you hear a lonesome
whistle in the night, remember it's
replacing hundreds of big trucks on the
highways, doing its part in decreasing
traffic congestion.
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charges
* Antoinette Cobbert, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 2 by Starke Police
Department Officer James
Hooper on eight charges
originating in Bradford, Clay
and Alachua counties.
Officer Hooper made a
traffic stop Jan. 2 on a red
Chevrolet Cobalt on Old
Lawtey Road and discovered
that the vehicle had been
reported stolen in Gainesville
and 'the driver, Cobbert, had
outstanding warrants for her
arrest from Bradford, Clay and
Alachua counties.
Cobbert initially gave
Hooper a false name, but
another officer recognized her
and advised Hooper of her real
name.
Cobbert was. being sought
on Bradford warrants for
violation of probation on an
original charge of child abuse
and failure to appear in court
on a charge of driving while
license is suspended or
revoked (DWLSR).
She also had. outstanding
Alachua County warrants for
two counts of issuing
worthless checks and a Clay
County warrant for contempt
of court for violating a court
order in relation to DWLSR.
The stolen vehicle. led to a
felony charge of dealing in
stolen. property. She was also
charge with giving a false
name to a law enforcement
officer and with possession of
less than 20 grams of cannabis
(marijuana) when Hooper
discovered two small bags of a
leafy substance in her back
pocket as he searched her
during the arrest. The
substance field tested positive
for marijuana.
'Total bond was set at $9,291
and she remained in jail as of
press time.

2 arrested in'
stolen vehicle
A good Samaritan who
attempted to help two people
whose car was broken down
Dec. 29. became suspicious
when one of them seemed very
nervous-with good cause,' as-


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it turned out.
A Jacksonville woman was
traveling on S.R. 121 in Union
County when she saw two
young men with a- car that
appeared to be broken down.
She stopped and assisted the
young men in an attempt to
jump-start the car.
She then gave them a ride
into Lake Butler to purchase
gasoline for the vehicle, but
became suspicious when one
of them seemed to be highly
nervous.
She called 911 and gave the
Union.County Sheriff's Office
the tag number. The tag came
back to a vehicle that was
reported stolen in Savannah,'
Ga. UCSO. Deputy James
Larson was dispatched to the
scene.
Larson reported that the
driver of the vehicle, a 15-
year-old Gainesville resident,
told him the vehicle had been
purchased in Gainesville Dec.
27 for $40. Larson said the
steering console had been
altered so that the car could be
started with a screwdriver.
Larson reported the juvenile
said he did not know the car
was stolen.
Anthony Lamar Gibbons,
, 19, was the passenger in the
vehicle. Gibbons denied
involvement in the purchase,
but Larson reported there was
evidence that Gibbons had
been riding in the vehicle with
the juvenile for several days.
Gibbons and the juvenile
were each placed under arrest
on a felony charge of third
degree grand theft. Bond had.
not.been set as of press time.


Arrests in BC,
UC and local
part of CC
The following people were
arrested in Bradford County,
Union County or the
Keystone-Melrose area of Clay
County over the past week.
Laurie Jane Jones, 40, of
Yulee was arrested Jan. 1 by
Bradford County Sheriff's
Office ,(BCSO) Deputy Jason
Clark on a charge of
introducing contraband into the
Bradford County Jail after she
allegedly dropped a package of
cigarettes' through* an- opening.
,., the 'visiting. booth whie'


visiting Bradford Jail inmate
William Jones. Bond was set at
$10,000 and she remained in
jail as of press time.
Jamie Diane McClellan, 21,
of Hampton, was arrested Dec.
31 by BCSO Deputy Josh
Luke on charges of domestic
battery and possession of
prescription medication
without a prescription.
McClellan allegedly hit the
victim in the face with an open
hand. A search resulted in
Deputy Luke confiscating two
Klonopin wafers (an addictive
substance normally used to
treat seizures and panic
disorder) found in McClellan's
pocket. Luke reported
McClellan did not have a valid
prescription for the
medication. Total bond was set
at $20,000 and she remained in
jail as of press time.
Jeremy Luke Powell, 20, of
Lake Butler was arrested Dec.
22 for battery by Union
County Sheriff's Office
(UCSO) Deputy Raymond
Shuford after he allegedly hit
the victim in the face and
pushed her.
Catherine Ann Lopalo, 35,
of Worthington Springs, was
arrested Dec. 22 by UCSO
Deputy Mindy Goodwin on a.
warrant for failure to appear in
court on misdemeanor charges.
Bond was set at $500.
John Marcus Erwin, 29, of
Lake Butler was arrested Dec.
27 by UCSO Deputy H.M.
Tomrlinson after he turned
himself in to answer a Union
County warrant for violation of
probation. Bond was set at
$5,000.
George Edward Dampier,
31, of Gainesville, was
arrested in Gilchrist County on
a Union County .warrant for
failure to appear in court to
answer a misdemeanor
offense. He was transferred to
Union County where bond was
set at $10,000.
Dwight Edward Emery, 45,
of Brooker was arrested in
Alachua County on a Union
County warrant for failure to
appear in court to answer a
felony offense.. He was
transferred to Union County
and bond was set at $15,000.
David Grubb, 39, of
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BIRTHS
Tucker joins a sister Maggie
Rae, 6, and a brother Hunter. 3.
S, Maternal grandparents are
Larry and Peggy Clyatt of
__ "Lake Butler.
Maternal great-grandparents
S are Kenneth and Alethea
Clyatt of Lake Butler.
,,, Paternal grandparents are
Bobby and Regina Parrish of
Lake Butler.
Paternal great-grandmother
S, is Dolly Harrell of Brooker.


Lyndee Elizabeth Griffis

Lyndee Griffis
Darrell and Elizabeth Griffis
of Safety Harbor announce the
birth of their daughter, Lyndee
Elizabeth Griffis, on Dec. 13,
2005 in Safety Harbor.
Lyndee joins siblings Lane
Walker, 7, and Luke Ryan, 4. -
Maternal grandparents are
Leonard and Judith Ball of
Lake Butler.
Maternal great-grandmother
is Betty Ball of Orange Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Elery and Katherine Griffis of
Lake Butler.
Paternal great-grandmother
is Lucille Arnold of Lake
Butler.

Tucker
Parrish
Brett and Larae Parrish of
Lake Butler announce the birth
of their son, Tucker Clyatt
Parrish, on Dec. 21, 2005, in
Gainesville.


Baler Jackson Waters

Baler Waters
Paul and Anisha Waters of
Lake Butler announce the birth
of their son, Baler Jackson
Waters, on Nov. 12, 2005 in
Gainesville.
Maternal grandparents are
Joe and Anita Thomas of Lake
Butler.
Maternal great-grandparents
are Elery and Katheryne
Griffis of Lake Butler.
Maternal great-great-grand-
mother is Lucille Arnold of
Lake Butler.


Paternal grandparents are
Ted and Jean Waters of Lake
Butler.
Paternal great-grandmother
is Evelyn Hodges of Lake
Butler.







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Logan Harley Lee

Logan Lee
Michelle Zettle and Harley
Lee of Starke announce the
birth of their son, Logan
Harley Lee, on Sept. 22, 2005
in Starke.
Logan weighed 7 pounds, 4
ounces and measured 21 inch-
es in length. He joins two
sisters, Kayla and Lauren Lee.
Maternal grandparents are
David and Robin Nail of Green
Cove Springs.
Paternal grandmother is
Gloria Robertson of
Blackshear, Ga. and the late
Marvin Lee of Jacksonville.


Birth announcements are con-
sidered news and are a free ser-
vice of the Bradford County
Telegraph, Union County Times
and Lake Region Monitor.
Announcements are edited for
style and content.
A 1-col. photo may be Included
for $12. Call (904) 964-6305 for
Information.


Bruning and Stephens to wed


David Bryan Kirkland arid ,'
'Braidi'Leigh d6nes


Jones and

Kirkland are

engaged
Randy and Vorease Jones of
Starke announce the
engagement and upcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Brandi Leigh Jones, to David
Bryan Kirkland.
The groom-elect is the son
of David and Barbara Kirkland
of Keystone Heights.
The wedding is, set for
Saturday, May 27, 2006.


Reception for
Chris and Kim
Willis is set
for Jan. 7
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Luther
will honor Chris and Kim
Willis with a reception on
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 3
p.m. The couple was married
Dec. 31; 2005 in Annapolis,
Md.
The local reception will be
held at the Luther home at 615
Melton Terrace in Starke.
No invitations will be
mailed. All family and friends
are invited. Call (904) 368-
1249 for information or
directions. -

Eugene L. Matthews Bradford
County Historical Museum.
201 E. Call St. in Starke, offers a
unique blend of sophisticated
text and photographs on display.
panels and a wealth of exhibits of
"downhome" artifacts. Museum
hours are Tuesday-Friday, 1-5
p.m., and weekends by
appointment. For information
call (904) 964-4604 or (904)
964-5382.
A diabetes support group meets
the third Wednesday of each
month, 7-8:15 pi.m., at Trinity
Episcopal Church on SR-26 in
Melrose. Each 30-45 minute
session is-free and open to all
diabetics and their families. The,
service is provided by Jeanne
Eaton, RN and Certified
Diabetes Educator (CDE).

BIHS Alumni: The yearbook staff
of Bradford High School has
earlier edition yearbooks for sale.
Years available are 1993, 1994,
1995, 1996, and 1997. Price is
$40 each. See Wanda Prevatt at,
BHS, (904) 966-6086, to
purchase.


Hank Bruning of Kingfisher,
Okla. and Judy Bruning of
Keystone Heights announce
the upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Lisa Bruning of
Tulsa, Okla., to Troy Stephens
of Tulsa, formerly of
Belleview.
The bride-elect is a 1988
graduate of Keystone Heights
' High School, a 1990 graduate
of Santa Fe Community
College and a 1995.graduate of
Parker College of Chiropractic.
In 1999, she graduated from
Rhema Bible Training Center
and' ig'cUfirhtly empliied b\
J'o'e's Chiropractlc Clinic in
Tulsa.
The groom-elect is the son
of Linda Morris of Grand
Island and the late John
Stephens of Ocala.
He is a 1981 graduate of
Basic. High School in


Nelson to
have BC office
hours
Representatives of Senator
Bill Nelson's office will have
office hours for Brooker and
Bradford County residents on
Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6-7 p.m.
at the Brooker Town Hall,
17435. Tetstone Ave.


Lisa Bruning and
Troy Stephens


Henderson, Nev. and retired
after eight years from the
USMC
The wedding and reception
will be held Friday/,May 12.
2006 at 2 p.m. at the Tarp
Chapel and Gardens in Broken
Arrow, Okla.


The availability1 is open to
anyone, including those who
need assistance with a federal
issue.
Those unable to attend may
contact Sen. Nelson by mail:
1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite
#2218, Jacksonville, FL
32207; or through is Web site
at http://billnelson. senate.gov.
Contact Sen. Nelson's office'
at (904) 346-4500 for further
details.


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do research
before signing
contract
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging consumers
to get some background
information on health clubs
prior to signing a contract.
Many people put losing
weight and getting into shape
at the top of their New Year's
to-do list. But unless they do
some research in advance, the
only thing they may lose is
money. State law provides
some protections for
consumers, and they should be
aware of what those are.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services administers the Health
Studio Law, which spells out
the rights and. responsibilities
of the gyms and consumers. It
also provides some recourse
against health clubs that do not
follow the law. All health
clubs are required to register
with the department's Division
of Consumer Services and
many must also post a bond
that can be used to repay
members if the facility goes out
of business. In 2005, the
department collected $67,000
in fines against health clubs for
various violations of the
Health Studios Law, including
registration problems and
advertising.
There are 1,720 health
studios registered with the
department, an increase of 379
over last year; 149 clubs went
out of business over the same
time period.
"Joining a health club can be
a positive but costly endeavor,
and it's important that people
know as much as possible
.about a particular facility
before entering into a contract,"
Bronson said. "They need to
know exactly what they are
getting for their money and
what steps they can take to
seek redress if something goes
wrong."
The law provides consumers
with the right to cancel a
contract for certain reasons
including: cancellation within
three days of signing a
contract, exclusive of holiday s
:,and weekends',.but it must be
. done in writing;, if the taciliiv
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and fails to provide, within 30
days, a facility of equal quality
located within five miles, if a
person becomes physically
unable to use most of the
services for which they
contracted, until the disability
ends.
Bronson also recommends
consumers follow these tips
before signing a contract:
Call the Department's
helpline at 1-800-HELPFLA
(1-800-435-7352) to make sure
the health studio is registered
and to check its complaint
history.
Find out if the studio has
posted a bond with the
Department, as most that
collect fees in advance are
required to do.
Prior to joining, ask
about the club's cancellation
policy should you move or
become physically unable to
use the facility.
Before signing up, visit
the club during the hours you
intend to use it to determine
whether it is overcrowded and
the equipment you plan to use
is available.
Find out if any of the
services offered require an
additional fee.
Bronson said it is important
to read proposed contracts
thoroughly and make sure you
get all promises madeby club
personnel in writing. Ask
questions to make sure you
understand the terms of your
, membership.

Bradford County Vietnam vets
outpost meets every Tuesday at
8 p.m. Vietnam veterans
interested in attending should
call Peter Kelsch at (352) 468-
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basic combat training at Fort
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During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
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tradition and core values,
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Reach to Recovery, a personal
visitation program for women
diagnosed with breast cancer, is
available upon request.
Volunteer visitors who are breast
cancer survivors are available
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ARRESTS
Continued from p. 4B
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 27 by the Clay County
Sheriff's Office (CCSO) for
driving while license is
suspended or revoked
(DWLSR) and attaching tag
not assigned. A charge of
having an expired tag for more
than four months was added on
Dec. 29.
Windy Mason, 30, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 27 by CCSO on a
worthless check charge.
Christopher Butler, 33, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 28 by CCSO on a capias
for violation of probation.
Ryan Byrd, 19, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Dec. 29
by CCSO on a warrant for
failure to appear in court to
answer an original charge of
leaving the scene of a vehicle
crash.
Catherine Flint, 35, of
Waldo was arrested Dec. 29 by
the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) on a capias for
Worthless check.
Jerrold Huffman, 36, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 29 by CCSO on a charge
of indirect criminal contempt.

Clarence Johnson, 49, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 29 for domestic battery
by CCSO.
Harlan Shaw, 43, of
Keystone Heights was. arrested
Dec. 29 by CCSO for indirect
criminal contempt.
Richard Martin, 33, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 30 by CCSO on three
charges of issuing worthless
checks.
Amanda Pardee, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 1 by CCSO. for four
counts of issuing worthless
checks.
Mary Rogerts-Galan, 34, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 1 .by CCSO for domestic
battery.
Tracy Thompson, 27, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Jan. 1 by CCSO for battery and.
trespass after warning.
Collis Warren, 38, of Starke
a'a9Wfsttd' De'. -2'8 by Parole
arnidP.obation Officer Jennifer
Luke for %iolation of probation
on an original charge of battery
with a deadly weapon. He was:
being held in the Bradford Jail
without bond as of press time.
Ronnie Theriault, 23, of
Winter Garden was arrested in
Osceola County by Deputy
Bowcock, on a Bradford
County warrant for failure to
appear in court on a charge of
possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was
transferred .to the Bradford Jail
Dec. 28. Bond was set at
$4,000 and he remained in jail
as of press time.
James Mobley, 47, of Starke
was arrested Dec. 28 by Starke
Police Department (SPD)
Officer Paul King on Alachua
County warrants for failure to
appear in court on three counts
of issuing worthless checks.
Total bond was set at $6,000.
He was released on his own
recognizance Dec. 29 by Judge
Johnny Hobbs.


Clarinda Burch, 55, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 28 by
SPD Sgt. Bill Brown on a
charge of scheming to defraud.
Bond was set at $5,000 and she
was released on bond Dec. 28.
Alfred Beserra, 51. of
Jacksonville was arrested Dec.
28 by SPD Officer James
Hooper for habitual DWLSR
and habitual traffic offenses.
Bond was set at $25,000 and
he was released on bond Dec.
29.
Regina Randolph, 39, of
Lake Butler was arrested Dec.
29 by UCSO on warrants for
failure to appear in court on
charges of. petty theft and
battery. Total bond was set at
$3,000 and she remained in the
Bradford County Jail (the
Union County Jail does not
have facilities for female
prisoners) as of press time.
Christopher Cox, 21, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 29 by
SPD Officer King on charges
of possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis and
possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$2,000 and he was released on
bond Dec. 29.
Michael Workman, 52, of
Dunnellon was arrested Dec.
29 by SPD Officer King on a
Marion County warrant. Bond
was set at $2,000 and he was
released on bond Dec. 29.
Katherine West, 28, of
Centerhill was arrested Dec. 28
by SPD Officer King for
possession of prescription
drugs without a prescription.
Bond was set at $15,000 ,and
she was released on bond Dec.
29.
Joseph Corbett, 22, of
Jacksonville was arrested Dec.
29 by SPD Officer Shawn
Swain for domestic battery.
Bond was set at $1,000 and he
was released on bond Dec. 29.
Jamie Goleniewski, 27, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 29 by
BCSO Deputy C.M. Williams
on warrants for grand theft and
dealing in stolen property.
Bond was set at $20,000 and
he remained in jail as of press
time.
Travis Nelson, 33, of Starke
was arrested.Dec. 31 by BCSO
Deputy Drew Moore on a
capias for failure to appear in
court. Bond was set at $5,000
and he was released on bond
Dec. 31.
Lonell Gadson, 42, of Starke
was arrested Dec. 31 by BCSO
Deputy David .Bukowski on a
charge of breach of the peace.
Bond was set at $500 and he
remained in jail as of press
-time.
Kenneth Pye, 21, of Waldo
was arrested Dec. 31 by
Florida Highway Patrol
Trooper Barry for driving
under the influence (DUI) and
DWLSR. Bond was set at
$2,000 and he remained in jail
as of press time.
Jeremy Crotteau, 27, of
Dade City was arrested Dec.
31 ,by Lawtey Police
Department. (LPD) Major
Nathan Blom on a 'Pinellas
County warrant for failure to
appear in court. Bond was set
at $300 and he was being held
for Pinellas County as of press
time.
Kenneth Carroll', 43, of
Orange Park was arrested Dec.


31 by SPD Officer Keith
Parker for disorderly
intoxication. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he remained in jail
as of press time.
Toni Bowden, 49, of Starke
was arrested Jan. 1 by
Hampton Police Department
Officer Joe Landon for DUI
and violation of restrictions
placed on a driver's license.
Bond was set at $5,000 and he
was released on bond Jan. 1.
Larry Crawford, 24, of
Starke was arrested Jan. 1 by
BCSO Deputy Joe Jones for
disorderly intoxication and
trespass after warning. Bond
was set at $2,000 and he was
released on bond Jan. 1.
Doris Hill, 48, of Starke was
arrested Jan. 1 by BCSO
Deputy Moore for domestic
battery. Bond was set at $1,000
and she was released on bond
Jan. 2.
Curtis McKenzie, 66, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jan.
1 by LPD Officer Kelly Brown
for disorderly intoxication.
Bond was set at $ 1,000 and he
was released on bond Jan. 2.
Jerry Graham, 45, of
Jacksonville was arrested Jan.
1 by SPD Officer Parker for
possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis. Bond was
set at $1,000 and he was
released on bond Jan. 1.
Scott Cordrey, 30, of Ocala
was arrested Jan. 1 by BCSO
Deputy Bukowski for
possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis and
possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$2,000 and he was released on
bond Jan. 1.
Rodriguez Weathers, 25, of
Dunnellon was arrested Jan. 1
by FHP Trooper Ward for
possession of a stolen firearm.
Bond was set at $15,000 and
he was released on bond Jan.
2.
Tony Albritton, 40, of
Raiford was arrested Jan. 2 by
SPD Officer Hooper for
possession of drug
paraphernalia and for having
no valid driver's license. Bond
had not been set as of press
time.
Dennis Jacobs, 48, of New
Port Richey was arrested Jan. 2
by SPD Officer King for
possession of less than 20
grams ofr-marijuanasa, d
possession-'-- of drug
paraphernalia Bond had not
been set as of press time.

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FWC
investigates
dead
alligators in
swamp
A large number of dead
alligators found in the Mallory
Swamp area in Lafayette
County has the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC)
concerned.
According to Capt. Roy
Brown, area supervisor for
Lafayette County, numerous
alligators have been found shot
and floating along the North
and South Canal grades and
the L.A. Bennett grade which
borders private lands and the
Mallory Swamp Wildlife
Management Area.
"We believe these are
random shootings. No parts are
taken after the animals are
killed," Brown said. "This is a
useless and wasteful crime that


tarnishes the image of ethical
hunters."
In the past year, FWC
officers have arrested six
subjects for killing five
alligators in the general area. In
those cases, however, the
suspects were apprehended
with alligators or parts and
thought to be unrelated to this
latest spree, according to
Brown.
"Unfortunately, there are
some dog hunters who may
believe that by killing
alligators, the potential threat
to their hunting dogs is
eliminated," Brown said.
However, according to Allan
Woodward, FWC biologist,
alligators in north Florida eat
very little during the fall and
winter months and pose little
threat to dogs.
"When water temperatures
drop below 60 degrees, the
gators stop feeding and become
semi-dormant. This usually
occurs in early December. They


can come out and bask in the
sun during a warm front, but
they don't eat during the
winter," Woodward explained.
Alligators are a protected
species and are listed as
"Species of Special Concern.".
It is a third-degree felony to
kill an alligator and punishable
up to a $5,000 fine and/or five.
years imprisonment.
Anyone with knowledge:
about what happened to these-
alligators can call the FWC's-
Wildlife Alert hotline toll free-
at 1-888-404-3922. Callers can!
remain anonymous and are
eligible for a reward of up toi
$1,000 if the information leads,
to an arrest.
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Morning Star Lodge #26 of
Starke urges all members and past
members to attend on the first and
fourth Monday evenings at 7. The
lodge is at 709 E. Brownlee St. in
Starke. Call 904-964-8474.


A large number of dead alligators found with gunshot wounds near the
Mallory Swamp area in Lafayette County has caused the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct an investigation.




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JOYFUL
Continued from p. 1B
have five Tuesdays, on the
fifth Tuesday of those months.
The group started out
visiting people who were
members of Starke's First
United Methodist Church-all
of the Noisemakers, with the
exception of Stephens, are
members there. The group's
list of visitors expanded when
group members asked the
nursing home staff members
which residents did not receive
a lot of visitors.
"We'll sing to anybody,"
Miller said, adding that it's no
problem if a resident does not
want to see them on a
particular day or does not feel


well.
"It doesn't hurt our
feelings," Miller said. "We just
go on to the next one (on our
list)."
Clayton, who joined the
group two years ago at the
urging of Miller (he plays the
mandolin and Native
American flute), said he
receives a blessing from
visiting with people at the
nursing homes-especially
those who are in the
Alzheimer's unit at Bradford
Terrace.


j -, .


"Those people who don't
have short-term
memories-boy, they can
remember the hymns and
everything," Clayton said.
"They sing along. Some of
those who used to play piano
go through the motion with
their fingers while we're
singing."
Miller said a lot of thanks go
to the staff members at the
nursing homes who have been
helpful in supporting the
Joyful Noisemakers.
Then, there are the residents


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Windsor
Manor
residents
Vera Adams
(left) and Vera
McDaniel
enjoy the
music and
sing along.


IL1


Anne Miller's desire to
learn to play the guitar
and to bring joy to
people's lives
because of it led to
the formation of the
Joyful Noisemakers.


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Wilhelmenia Brooks (left) and Anne Miller raise their hands as they sing "Amazing
Grace." Brooks is a resident at Windsor Manor.


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thanks. Miller said she and the
other group members have
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would take the opportunity to
visit them.
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Page 8B TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR--B-SECTION Jan. 5, 2006


Survey shows

Americans

are paring

down debt
According to the annual
credit card survey conducted by
Myvesta, a nonprofit consumer
education organization, the
average amount of credit card
debt carried by individuals has
declined by 11.4 percent. The
average American is now
carrying $2,328 in credit card
debt, down from $2,627 in
2004. Individuals also haven't
added any new credit cards to
their wallets in. the past year.
Americans still hold an average
of 2.9 cards each, the same as-



Price gouging

in top 10

complaints
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has announced that
price-gouging complaints have
once again made it into the list
of top 10 complaints for
calendar year 2005. Last year
was the first year price-gouging
even made it to the top 10 list
following an unprecep~"ed
hurricane season. The 1
complaint in 2005 involWed
violations of Florida's Do Not
Call List. Price-gouging ranked
third.
The price-gouging law is
activated when the governor
declares a state of emergency,
which occurred several times in
2005. There were 3,464 written
price-gouging complaints since
January 1,2005.
"It is clear that word has
gotten out to consumers that
they have a place to turn when
a person or business is trying
to unfairly make a huge profit
during an emergency situation,"
Bronson said. "This
Department investigates and
aggressively takes action on
price-gouging complaints, and I
hope this information sends a
message to those Who would
contemplate such egregious
actions when citizens are trying
to protect themselves in a
hurricane or other emergency."
Written complaints about
yvioltions ofthe,state's Do Not
Call..List led, the top 10 list
with 4,120 complaints.
Bronson --took .legal action
against 33 companies 2005
for Do Not Call viola ,ons and
obtained more than $102,000
in fines against violators.
Travel/vacation plans ranked
second with 3,909 written
complaints.
The department's Division
of Consumer Services is the
clearinghouse for consumer
complaints for Florida. The
division regulates nearly a
dozen industries and can take a
number of actions against those
in violation of state law
including levying fines,
revoking registrations or
turning cases, over to
Agricultural Law Enforcement
for criminal, action. The
division also tries to mediate
complaints for consumers
involving industries that are
not regulated by the
Department by contacting them
on behalf of consumers and
working to resolve the
disputes.
In 2005, the division
received a total of 30,315
written complaints compared
with 23,718 in 2004. The
Department was able to recover
more than $5.3 million in
refunds and services for
consumers this past year.
The top 10 fist of written
complaint categories:
1. Do Not Call List
* 4,120 complaints
2. Travel/vacation plans
3,909 complaints
3. Price-gouging
* 3,464 complaints
4. Motor vehicle repair
2,117 complaints
5. Communications
1,982 complaints
6. Construction
1,760 complaints
7. Credit/banking
1,561 complaints
8. Motor vehicle
sales/accessories
1,120 complaints
9. Telemarketing


839 complaints
10.Business
opportunity/franchises
727 complaints
Bronson urges consumers to
contact the Department's
consumer help line at 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352)
to register any complaints or to
find out the complaint history
against .a company before they
do business with them.
.Consumers can also file
complaints online by visiting
the Division of Consumer
Services web site at
http://www.800helpfla.com.


in 2004.
"'While it's great that many
Americans have been able to
reduce their overall credit card
debt, let's hope we don't wake
up to a holiday hangover when
the credit card bills for this
holiday season start arriving in
January," said Steve Rhode,
president of Myvesta. "If
consumers used credit for their
holiday purchases this year,
they might erase any progress
they have made toward paying
down their debt."
According to the annual
holiday shopping survey
conducted by Myvesta, the
average American planned to
spend $747 on their holiday
purchases in 2005. If that
amount was charged on credit


cards and added to the average
credit card debt of $2,328, the
total would be $3,075.
Some other results from
Myvesta's credit card survey
include:
Males have an average of
$2,369 'of credit card debt
spread out over 2.8 cards;
females average $2,289 of
credit card debt on 3.1 cards.
Married individuals have an
average of $2,625 of credit card
debt; non-married individuals
have an average of $1,744 of
credit card debt.
Individuals in the West are
carrying the most credit card
debt with an average of $2,547.
People in the Midwest are
carrying the smallest balances
with an average of $1,972 of


credit card debt. Individuals in
the South have an average of
$2,465 on their cards and those
in the Northeast carry an
average balance of $2,199.
Myvesta's annual credit card
survey was conducted Nov, 4-6
in a random telephone survey
of 1,000 people.

Three Wishes Inc. makes available
power (electric) wheelchairs to
senior citizens and the permanently
disabled at no cost to the recipient,
if they qualify. The power
wheelchairs are provided to those
who cannot walk and cannot self-
propel a manual wheelchair in their
home, and who meet the additional
guidelines of the program. No
deposit is required. Call toll free,
(800) 817-1871, to see if you
qualify.


Need volunteers? The
Bradford/Union Volunteer Center
can help organizations find volun-
teers on the Internet. Fill out a brief
form and your volunteer opportuni-
ties will be posted at no charge at
www.volunteergateway.org. Forms
may be picked up at the Bradford
Executive Center at 113 E. Call
Street in Starke.


The Alachua County
Organization for Rural Needs
(ACORN). Clinic offers free mam-
mograms and annual pap smears to
women 50 and older who have little
or no health insurance. Hours:
Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Tuesday night clinic, 7-9 p.m.;
Friday, 8:30 -11 a.m. ACORN is
located in Brooker. Call (352) 485-
1133.


The Starke Code Enforcement
Board meets on the second Tuesday
of the month at 7 p.m. at Starke City
Hall, 209 N. Thompson St.
American Legion Post #56, at 715
Edwards Rd. in Starke across from
the National Guard Armory, has
bingo every Monday night for cash
prizes. Up to $125 jackpot, depend-
ing on attendance, can be won each
week. Early bird, 7 p.m.; regular
games, 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 5'
p.m. Players must be 18 or older.
The public is welcome

Panorama Homeless Coalition
Inc., the service provider for
Bradford County grants, meets the
second Thursday of the month at
6:30 p.m. at 625 Brownlee St. in
Starke. Call (904) 964-6008 or
(904) 769-9587, after 7 p.m. Shade
Herring is president.


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Section C: Thursday, January 5, 2006 Telegraph Times Monitor



Firefighters don't always have a five-alarm day


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Telegraph Staff Writer
While a fire truck's blaring
siren may- seem like a normal
part of traffic on U.-S. 301, the
average day of the people in
that fire truck may not be so
familiar.


A Starke firefighter works
on shifts of 24 hours with 48
hours off. During a normal
shift, the Starke Fire
Department receives an
average of 3-5 calls.
When a call for help is
dispatched to the department,
the firefighters get a page, said


firefighter Jerry Waters, who
has 20 years experience.
Within minutes of receiving
the page, members of the
three-person team must
quickly put on their 60-pound
gear if it is needed. On most
calls, only two firefighters
respond.


Then, they decide what type
of firetruck to use.
Waters said the main fire
engine is used for structure
fires; the tanker is used mainly
for dispensing water; and the
squad truck is for extricating
people from vehicle accidents
or for providing emergency


medical attention.
If the emergency is located
anywhere in Starke, they
usually arrive on the scene
within three minutes.
Then, they do what you,
might expect. They put out
flames or provide medical
attention.


It may seem simple enough,
but there are years of training
that go into being a firefighter,
and the Starke firefighters are
as quaifiet1-a-s- their
counterparts in larger cities.

See FIRE, p. 3C


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.theater. Have you ever yearnec
to stand in the spotlight, create
a costume, sing a song o:
dance on stage, direct i
production, make a room ful
of people laugh out loud o0
support the folks that do'
Anyone with an interest ir
theater or theater craft i,
encouraged to attend the
general membership meeting.
LRCT is a .not-for-profit
corporation dedicating tc
fulfilling its mission tc
encourage interest in art anc.
the performing arts in the
community. Make 2006 ar
exciting year for you and youi;
family by coming, to the
meeting and seeing whale
community theater is all about.
E-mail tcurtis@georgerot
ertsins.com for more
information
Open auditions
are Jan. 29-30
LRCT is making a open call
for auditions that will take
place on Sunday, Jan. 29 aLZ.
p.m. and Monday, Jan. 30, at 7
p.m. in the LRCT theater
building at 218 N. Walnut St.
in Starke.
All interested parties are
encouraged to attend one of
the two audition dates. LRCT
is looking for singers, actors,
dancers, comedians, etc. of all
ages and both genders. Please
be prepared to read from a
provided script and, if you
desire, sing a few verses of a
song a cappella.
The show calendar for 2006
is March 24-26, March 31, and
April 1-2 for the spring
production; Sept. 8-10 and 15-
17 for the fall production; and
Dec. 8-TO and 15-17 for the
winter production. There are
additional opportunities for
special performances and
events throughout the year,
For more information, e-
mail tcurtis@georgeroberts
ins.com.


BUSA sets
mandatory
meeting
The Bradford-Union Swine
Association has set a meeting
that is mandatory for everyone
who plans to participate in the
swine show at the Bradford
County Fair. The meeting is
set for Monday, Jan. 9, at 7
p.m. at Starke Elementary
School on C.R. 229 in Starke.




Hampton
holding music
festival
The city of Hampton will
hold a music festival on
Saturday, Feb. 4, beginning at
11 a.m. at the city park. "-
Spaghetti dinners will be
sold for $4 between 11 a.nm.
and 3 p.m. Purchase tickets
now at Hampton City Hall or
by calling (352) 468-1201.
Free entertainment will
include performances-by Dirt
Road Band, Doug Williamson,
Barry Moore and Phil Cay, and
a martial arts demonstration
will feature the World Martial
Arts Academy.
All funds raised will go
toward the renovation of the
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Sanders stepping down from bench after 33 years


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer

Starke resident Elzie
Sanders has found out what a
difference a robe can make.
The long-time Eighth
Judicial Circuit judge has
bumped into people outside of
the courtroom who have
trouble remembering who he
i., though they once stood
before him in a courtroom.
Sanders will be spending a
lot less time wearing his
courtroom attire as he plans to
retire, his last day falling on
Feb. 28.
That will bring an end to an
approximate 33-year stint as a
full-time judge at both the
county and circuit levels.
Sanders said he originally
began pondering retirement
three years ago, but it always
seemed that something came
up, resulting in him postponing
it. One of those things was the
expansion of the Bradford
County courthouse, which he
was directly involved with.
"I wanted to see that project
through," Sanders said. "It's
completed now and it's time to
move on to another chapter in
my life."
Sanders, however, may not
hang up his robe for good. He
will have the opportunity to
work as a senior judge, if he so
chooses.
"In Florida, if you stay
healthy and keep up your
educational requirements, you
can work whenever there is a
need," Sanders said. "Chief
judges of the various circuits
in the state call and request
your services. I can go back
and work probably about as
much as I want to."
That sentiment comes from


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a man who did not set out to be
a judge, or even eye a career
practicing law.
Sanders was born in south
Georgia and raised in
Jacksonville, where he
graduated from Paxon High
School. A high school diploma
was something neither of his
parents 'had attained, and
Sanders would go on to
college at the encouragement
of an uncle. Sanders attended
Jacksonville University,
graduating in 1961 with a
degree in political science.
Following graduation,
Sanders enlisted with the Navy


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Air Reserves, where he served
until 1968. The reserves
required him to serve six
months of active duty, ,after'
which Sanders and his; wife,
Sandy, married in April 1962.
One month after the
marriage, Sanders and his wife
moved to Starke. Sanders had
a job with the Retail Credit
Company in Gainesville,.while
Sandy commuted to Duval
County, where she worked as a
teacher.
In September 1965, Sanders
enrolled at the University of
Florida College of Law, but
practicing law was not his


Elzie
Sanders,
pictured with
his wife,
Sandy, in
their home on
".,g Walnut Street
S- in Starke, will
retire as a
judge from
the Eighth
Judicial
Circuit Feb.
28. Sanders
;; plans to
- spend some
of his time
working on
kv his house,
-' which was
built in the
1890s.



intent.
"I started out with a goal of-
working as a special agent for
the FBI," Sanders said. "A law
degree is one of the requisite
qualifications for becoming a
special agent."
Sanders obtained his law
degree in March 1968, but his
plans changed. He said it was
no longer his ambition to work
for the FBI;,-so he was sworn
into the Florida Bar June 10,
1968 and began practicing law
in Starke.
"I practiced two years with
another local
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BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer

The project began one year
before he first served as a
judge and it-will continue after
he steps down in retirement.
Elzie Sanders, a judge in the
Eighth Judicial Circuit, and his
wife, Sandy, purchased their
house on Walnut Street in
downtown Starke in 1972.
Since that time, the two have
been working on the house,
renovating it and making
improvements to it.
"This house here has been
an ongoing project for about
30 yeiars-us renovating it and
doing a lot of the work
ourselves," Elzie'Sanders said.'
"We'll continue to do that."
Whatever work Sanders,
who is retiring Feb. 28 (see
related story), does now,
though, figures to be on a
much smaller scale than in the
past.
"B ack when I was much
younger, I would take on
projects that were more
demanding than I'm willing to
do right now," Sanders said.
"You get a little older and
you're less inclined to stick
with these big projects. It's
good to tackle those" when
you're young."
Sander,s and his wife did
have plenty of big projects to
tackle when they were
younger, as Sanders said the
house was in pretty bad
condition. They, like many of
the owners of other houses on
Walnut Street, moved' in,
living amidst whatever work


they were doing on the home
at the time.
A lot of that. work was done
by Elzie and Sandy. They put
in new ceilings and new pine
flooring, hung wallpaper and
painted.
It would have been
expensive if the couple had
hired somebody to do all of the
work.
"I'm pretty good at basic
electrical and plumbing and all
that kind of stuff," Sanders
said. "I like doing it."
Sanders said he had to get a
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stairwell, having to start at a
height of two stories. He had
to place a ladder on the stairs
and lean it against the wall.
It must have worked out OK
for Sanders, though Sandy said
the couple made a mistake in
doing the wallpaper when they
did.

"We waited until we got the
wallpaper up and then decided
to redo the floors," Sandy said.
"Then, of course, the
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Sanders said. "I practiced with
him for two years, then went
out on my own and practiced
for two years."
The Bradford County judge
at the time was Theron Yawn
and he had his eyes on
becoming a circuit judge.
Therefore, Yawn urged
Sanders to consider running
for county judge.
Sanders agreed to do so,
though he admits he was not
really expecting to win the
election. Instead, he saw it as
an opportunity to boost his
profile in the county and, in
turn, benefit his law practice.
Sanders said the law
profession was highly
regulated then and attorneys
were not allowed to advertise.
"My first thought was,
'Well, if I run for public office,
it will help my practice
because everybody will know
who I am.' I went into it with
the idea I probably wouldn't
win .because I wasn't from
Bradford County," Sanders
said.
Still, Sanders took the
election seriously as he and his
wife both prayed about it.
Sanders won and took office in
January 1973. ..
"I think it was my destiny to
be a judge," Sanders said.
A change was taking place
at that time in that a new state
law-Article V-eliminated
municipal and smaller courts
throughout the state. That
meant positions of county
judges, which had been part-
time positions, became full-
time positions. Therefore
Sanders would not be
practicing law on the side as
Yawn had done when he was
county judge.
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opportunity to sit as a circuit
judge shortly after being
elected because of the death of
Circuit Judge George Patton.
"It left a vacancy on the
circuit bench," Sanders said. "1I
did a lot of coverage for the
circuit court in Bradford
County and also went to
Alachua County quite a bit to
serve both as backup for
county court and circuit court."
Sanders served as Bradford
County judge until September
1981, when he was appointed
to the circuit bench by Gov.
Bob Graham. He was the chief
judge of the circuit from 1990
through 1995.
Every case is different and
most are routine in nature,
Sanders said, but he said there
are certain cases that stand out
in his mind and, he's sure, in
the minds of other judges as
well-serious criminal cases.
Sanders handled a number
of murder cases, including the
death of UF professor Howard
Appledorf and the deaths of
employees at the Steak 'n'
Shake in Gainesville, but he
has never been faced with
having to impose the death
penalty. In every capital case
he has presided over, the jury
has recommended a life
sentence or the state backed
off of requesting the death
penalty.
"I've been fortunate,"
Sanders said.
There are other types of
cases that stand out in Sanders'
mind-those centered on the
adoption of children. Sanders
said they are the only cases
where there are no losers and it
is rewarding to see a child, that
has been the victim of abuse

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FIRE
Continued from p. 1C
They all have to take almost
two years of classes to become
a firefighter and emergency
medical technician (EMT).
"All firefighters are EMTs,"
said Waters.
Besides having this semester
of training at a community
college, the firefighters have
different specializations that
were learned through
additional 40-hour courses.
Starke firefighter David
Young and others are
paramedics, which requires
one more year of training than
an EMT.
Many of the firefighters can
perform fire inspections, high
level rescues, confined space
rescues and are technicians
with the 11-county regional
hazardous materials team.
When they're not putting
their technical knowledge to
use during their 56-hour work
weeks, the Starke firefighters
find other things to do.
An emergency is not the
time to find out the equipment


does not work, so Waters said
they have to check fire hoses,
fire trucks and all of their
equipment each day to make
sure it is fully operational.
Then, the firefighters
maintain the fire house by
cleaning bathrooms, washing
windows or garbage cans,
cooking their own food, doing
laundry, sweeping, dusting or
even vacuuming.
If there is free time after all
of their daily "chores" are
done, the Starke firefighters
can use the computer, watch a
movie or work out, said
firefighter Gary Wise.
When they are not working,
most of the firefighters have
other jobs,' including logging,
teaching, farming or a lawn
service, Waters said.
"I grew up on a farm," he
said. "This is a career I can do
outside...and still do farming
that has been in my family for
generations."
Because the firefighters
spend 24-hours at a time with
each other, Chief Dwayne
Hardee said the fire house has
a family atmosphere.
"You work together and


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have a job to accomplish, but
you're like family, he said."
"It's kind of like that
husband and wife thing. We
know what each other likes
and don't like."
Hardee, who has been at the
department for almost 30 years
and has been chief since 1985,
said he knows what Waters
likes on his sandwich because
they have worked together for
so long.
Besides being a flexible
career option, the life of a
firefighter can be pretty
interesting.
Young said, "It's probably
one of the neat things. You
never know what you're going
to get."
Calls have come into the fire
department for yellow jackets
who have attacked a dog and
taken over a house, a bee hive
in the road, a football score or
a dog having its head stuck in
the ventilation blocks of a
house's foundation.
When people do not know
who to call, it seems like they
call the fire department, said
Waters.
"We're like an insurance
policy," Waters said. "You
hate to pay for it until you
need it."
Firefighting also has its
down side.
First, there is the actual
danger of running into a
burning building.
"It's thought about," Waters
said, "but it's the nature of the
business."
Starke Fire Department Lt.
Bryan Stephens said, "We've
had real minor burns, but
nothing we had to go to the
hospital for. We look out for
each other and try not to put
each other in dangerous
situations unless we have to."
And when you work in an
emergency career, you have to
work on Christmas, weekends
and possibly on a family
member's' birthday or
anniversary.
Despite this, Hardee and the
firefighters said they are happy
to serve the people.
"You get satisfaction from
helping people you live and
work with," he said.
The fire department helps
the community by having fire
safety demonstrations at the
elementary schools, nursing
homes and even businesses.
Students' from Bradford
High, Schpol',s criminal justice
program do""career' shadowing
as well.
Some of the firefighters also
go to the western states during
summer time when there tends
to be an outbreak of wild fires,
said Stephens.
Hardee devotes more time to
the community by teaching on
his days off -frdin the fire
department.
After high school, Hardee
worked at the Florida State
Prison and -had a friend who
worked for the fire department.


Compact Commission, which
was created in an effort to make
resources available between
states for battling wildfires.


Firefighter Gary Wise closes the side of the fire truck after he has
inspected the level of the air tanks.

"I found it interesting and .. .,
wanted to give it a try," he. ,'-:"
said.

He still loves being a
firefighter 30 years later and
tries to pass that on to people
by' teaching classes in
hazardous materials, fire
response, and CPR. He also
teaches technical firearm
qualifications to law .
enforcement personnel and the -
Florida Department of 44; -. -.
Corrections. 1
As a career, firefighting
must be pretty rewarding if is
as satisfying as it has been for
Hardee and the members of the
Starke Fire Department.
After the Starke Fire Department responded to
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The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is
encouraging Floridians to
recycle their tree after the
holiday. Floridians buy
several hundred thousand
Christmas trees each holiday
season. Before recycling a
Christmas tree, remove all
tinsel and ornaments. Some
other suggestions include:
* Place the tree in the yard
or garden for use by birds and
other wildlife. The branches
provide shelter from strong
winds and cold. Additionally,
food can be supplied by
hanging fruit slices, seed
cakes, or suet bags, on its
branches or smearing peanut
butter and seeds in pine cones
and hang them in the tree.
* Prune off the branches and
place the boughs over
perennials as winter mulch.
* Chip the tree and use as
mulch around trees, shrubs, or
in 'flower beds.
* If you can't use the tree
yourself, contact local
government offices or your
sanitation service. Most
communities have some type
of Christmas tree disposal
program. Some have central
collection areas, while others .
* Conservation groups may
provide other options. Some
hunting and fishing groups
collect trees and use them to
provide habitat for fish and
wildlife.
For many, selecting and
decorating the Christmas tree
is one of the highlights of the
holiday season. After the
holidays, recycle your tree and
prolong its usefulness.


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson recently dispatched
personnel and equipment from
the department's Division of
Forestry to Texas to assist in
battling deadly wildfires.
Bronson responded to a
request for help by sending
three tractor plows and
operators, five "dozer bosses,"
and a mechanic.
Dozer bosses are firefighters
trained to help non-fire-
certified bulldozer operators
safely put in fire lines to help
suppress and contain a fire.
The firefighters are being
sent to the Texas Forest
Service office in Granbury,
Texas, just southwest of Fort
Worth.
"I am extremely mindful of
the substantial assistance many
states, including Texas,
provided when wildfires broke
out in Florida in previous
years and stretched our
resources beyond their means,"
Bronson said. "I am hopeful
our firefighters and equipment
will help Texas in its efforts to
get a handle on these
devastating wildfires."
The firefighters assigned to
assist Texas have been sent
from the division's Blackwater,
Bonifay, Perry and
Jacksonville districts.
Bronson has also indicated
he is ready to respond with
additional help if and when it
is requested by Texas officials.
The assistance is being made
available as part of the
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Page 4C TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR--C-SECTION Jan. 5, 2006



SE principal benefits from act of true friendship


By CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Randy Whytsell has
wondered how to say, "Thank
you," to his friend, John
Cooper. All Cooper wants
from Whytsell is a friendly
game of golf.
That time will come, but it's
because of Cooper that it will
happen at all.
Cooper donated one of his
kidneys to Whytsell, who was
looking at having to begin
dialysis soon because of a
kidney disease. To Cooper, an
attorney in Starke_ and a
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commissioner, doing so was
no big deal. The way he
looked at it, he had two
kidneys and he could afford to
give one to his friend.
"All I could imagine was
him having to go through the
next three to five years on
dialysis," Cooper- said.
It was something any friend
should have done, Cooper said.
Whytsell, the principal of
Starke.Elementary School, said
the sacrifice may not have
been a big deal to Cooper, but
it was a big deal to him and his
family. Whytsell said it's a
sacrifice that many could not
have made and because of it,
he has the chance to live a full
life.
"We sure appreciate John,"
Whytsell said. "He's a great
guy, a great friend and a good
Christian man. We appreciate


him doing that."
In light of the two men's
love of golf, it seems
appropriate to say that the duo
made a "hole in one" when
Cooper, the first nonrelative to
undergo testing to determine if
he could donate a kidney to
Whytsell, proved to be a,
match, thus allowing the
transplant to occur a lot sooner
than Whytsell was expecting.
Whytsell said from talking
with doctors, he would've
expected to wait for six, seven
or eight, people to undergo
testing before a match was
found-if a match was found.
From his understanding, it was
unheard of to find a live-donor
match within a span of 2-3
months and pretty much a
"miracle" that the first person
tested would be a match.
Both men, who are members
of First Baptist Church in
Starke, said the credit goes to
God.
"There's no doubt his hand
was in it," Whytsell said.
' Whytsell's first sign that
something was wrong with his
kidneys occurred during an
annual physical when it was
discovered his createnine
levels were high (creatinine is
a waste product in the blood
created by muscle metabolism;
healthy kidneys remove
creatinine from the blood). He
began seeing a nephrologist at
the University of Florida three
years ago and was eventually
diagnosed with the disease IgA
nephropathy, which damages


the kidneys' filtering units,
which are called glomeruli.
The damage caused by the
disease results from abnormal
deposits of the protein IgA in
the glomeruli.
The nephrologist wanted
Whytsell to have a transplant
as soon as possible while he
was still in relatively good
health. Whytsell said he did
not feel sick. He was able to
continue working at Starke
Elementary up until the time of
his surgery, with fatigue being
the only symptom he
experienced.
Whytsell was put on the
cadaver list in the case a live
donor could not be found.
"If John had not volunteered
to be a live donor or if I had
not gotten a live donor, I
would have had to wait at least
3-5 years (for a kidney),"
Whytsell said. "I was still not
real sick compared to a lot of
people, so I would have been
at the bottom of that (cadaver)
list."
Cooper did not know the
extent of Whytsell's condition
until Whytsell told him when
the two families went to lunch
after church one Sunday.
Whytsell said, he may need a
transplant, to which Cooper
replied, "Well, I've got"two
kidneys. I'll give you one of
mine." '
The first obstacle was
overcome when it was;
discovered that Cooper and
Whytsell have the same'b6lod-'
type. Then Cooper underwent


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McClellan Recycling, located at 224 W. Washington St., pays customers
for scrap metals, including aluminum, copper, brass and other items.


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Telegraph Staff Writer
One man's trash is another
man's treasure, and in
Bradford County,, everyone
gets a paycheck out of the
deal.
The McClellan -Recycling
Scnter was started so,
customers could bring in their
aluminum soda-type cans and
scrap metals, including copper,
brass and aluminum, in
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The business employs their-
family members, right down to
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opened up their own business
instead. .
"We started just to
supplement our check," said
_McClellan.
Henry's father originally
repaired lawn mowers and
chainsaws at 224 W.
Washington St. in Starke.
Once he. :retired, the
McClellans decided to open up
the scrap metal recycling
center in the same building
Where the shop had. once been
in operation.
When customers bring in
S scrap metals or cans, the
McClellafins pay them by the
weight in pounds.
AlL~m-um--eans -t-E a
standard rate of 35 cents per
pound. 'For the other types of
metals, 'the amount varies
because the market value
always changes, said


--McClellan.
Any type of customer is,
welcome, too.
"Women can come same as
men and .not, feel
uncomfortable."she she said.
Once the business has other
people's "junk," McClellan,
said, it is sorted and hauled to
Ocala %%here it is sold to a
larger recycling center.
After being in operation for
abdiit five years, she said the
business has almost grown too
big to handle.
McClellan's husband has to
haul, away 1,200 to 1.800
pounds of aluminum cans each
week.
"There's always. going to tbe
scrap metal," she said.


The recycling business
would be a good career for a
younger person for this reason,
and also because he or she
could easily\ lift the heavy
metals and aluminum cans.
Despite the amount of items
the) receive, McClellan said
she and her husband are not
looking tolquit.
"We'll stay as long as We're
able," she said.
Open Monday through
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and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to.
2 p.m.. the center is not just a,
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A LOOK BACK AT BRADFORD COUNTY HISTORY


Law
enforcement a

bloody
business in
Bradford
While any job in law
enforcement has the potential
to be deadly, being a sheriff or
deputy during Bradford
County's early days often
proved fatal. Six sheriffs, three
deputies and two city marshals
died attempting to carry out
their sworn duty during a 27-
year period from 1885 to 1912.
Of the nine sheriffs who
served during that violent
period of the county's history,
five were murdered in the line
of duty and a sixth died of
bullets fired either by himself
or an unknown party. Three
deputy sheriffs were also killed
in office, as were one city
marshal and one acting night
marshal.
The most perilous period of
all was a six-year span from
1885 to 1891 when three out of
four sheriffs were killed after
completing only one or two
years of.their terms two were
father and son, and the third
was a victim of the notorious
outlaw, Harmon Murray.

Wash Epperson first
of 2 family members
to die in uniform
The story begins on Jan. 5,
1885, when George
Washington (Wash) Epperson
of Lake Butler, took office as
the eighth sheriff to be elected
after New River County was
renamed Bradford in 1861.
Eleven months later, the first
Sheriff Epperson to die in
office was killed while
attempting to arrest a wanted
man who had fled this area. and
"holed up" in Valdosta, Ga.
In spite of the protests of his
family, Henry (the son of
Wash) who had always
dreamed of being sheriff some
day. was named to succeed his'
father in office. He served out
the unexpired term and was re-
elected to a full-year term in
1888. But fate decreed,
however, that he was to meet
the same tragic death as his
father. After serving one year
of his new term, he was killed
while attempting to arrest .a
notorious gambler and
desperado who boasted that he
had already' killed two men in
south Florida.
Third on the list was D.L.
(Levy) Alvarez, a city marshal
who had been appointed to fill
out the unexpired sheriffs term
of' Henry Epperson. Alvarez
was killed in a shootout
between a local posse and the..
dreaded desperado, HFarmon.
Murray The lawmen had,
Murray trapped in the home of
a friend of Murray's just south
of Starke. It was a moonlit
night in 1891 and the sheriffs
white shirt made an excellent
target for Murray and his
famed Winchester rifle with
which he is believed to have
killed at least 12 people in a
wide-ranging area between
Gainesville and Fernandina,
After the murder of three


Sheriff Everett E.
Johns died amidst
mysterious
circumstances in
Nassau County, where
he became a deputy
sheriff after losing a
bid for re-election.


Sheriff Henry
W. Epperson,
who served
from 1886-
1888, was one
of two
Eppersons :-
who lost their
lives while -
wearing a
Bradford
County .
badge.





sheriffs in the space of six
years, things were
comparatively peaceful on the
law enforcement front for
several years. P.S. Crews was
appointed to serve out the
unexpired term of Sheriff
Alvarez without mishap, and
in the next regular election of
1892, Everett E. Johns, father
of the state senator and former
acting governor, Charley E.
Johns, was elected to take over
the hard-hit office and served
one term before being defeated
by S.B. Denmark, who served
from 1897 'through 1900
without bodily harm.- Johns
was re-elected in 1900 for the
1901-1905 term of office,
serving a full four years before
being defeated by J.P. (Joe)
Bennett in the election of
1904.

Former sheriff
ambushed in Nassau
While Johns was not
actually a sheriff here at the
time of his murder, he was a
deputy sheriff in Nassau
County. He had moved there.
with his family because he
feared for their safety
following the hard-fought
election. The two candidates,
were backed by the two'
predominant factions in the
county at that time. In a later
interview, Senator Johns said
the family home was set on
fire two times by political
enemies, but fortunately the
Bradford Guard unit was in
session on at least one
occasion, and quickly
organized a "bucket brigade"
to put out the blaze. Noting the
seriousness with which the
factions took their politics in
those days, Senator Johns said
that during his father's term as
sheriff, if he had to make a trip
to Lake Butler, he would go
there by one route and return
by another in an attempt to
.elude any planned bushwhack.
Afterchis defeat at the polls,
Everett 'Johns sought
employment with his good
friend, Sheriff Higginbotham
of Nassau County, where he
was appointed chief deputy. It
was there that a trap was set by


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was murdered on the lonely
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In December of 1905 the
Telegraph carried the
following account of the
murder as published in the
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Fernandina Star:
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"They left town together
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Thursday night, a large posse
searched the north end of the
island, and about 2 o'clock in
the morning Mr. Harry
Starbuck was the first to
discover the body between the
fi9 t and the. jetties,.and withinn
about 300 yards of the beach.
The abandoned and blood-
stained buggy stood near by."
(Note: The fort referred to
must have been Fort Clinch.)
"While there is a deep-
founded suspicion as to the
motive and the source of the
dreadful crime there is not at
this writing any substantial
clue as to the identity or the
whereabouts of the villain who
did the foul deed. While the
body was rifled of watch,
revolver, and a diamond pin,
the robbery is considered only
incidental, and that the motive
was .revenge, and that the
murderer was a hireling. Fate
seemed to conspire to the
advantage of the murderer in
every way. The awakening
fears caused by the absence of
the deputy sheriff, were
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United States Court. By the
time this was corrected and a
posse could be collected to
make the search, the second
night had closed down on the
body lying in the lonely spot in
the sandy wastes of the beach
and the murderer could be a
thousand miles away.
"A man got on the train at
O'Neil on the evening of the
murder and got off before the
train reached Jacksonville who
may have been him (the
murderer). Possibly he took
Mr. Johns' watch, revolver,
and pin with him as proofs that
the deed was done, met his
party in Jacksonville and got
his pay,. and has since put
many miles between him and
the scene of his crime. Chief
Muller went to Jacksonville
Saturday in response to a call
from Chief Vanzant, and spent
the day there. The Jacksonville
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working on a strong clue, but
Mr. Muller admits they have
nothing.
"Heart-rending were the
scenes at the home of the
murdered officer when the
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home endeared by his faithful
care and love and devotion.
Could the fiend who
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hearts of the little children
around the mute' form of the
father, if a spark of human
feeling was left in his breast,
his portion in hell would begin
right there. The revolver used
by the murderer has'been
found lying on.top of a sand
hill at the scene of the murder,
with three cartridges in it."
Senator Johns later said that
his father made the trip to
Amelia Island by himself and
stopped at the assigned spot to
hitch up his horse when he was
shot from ambush by the


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Two years after the death of
Everett Johns, his successor in
the Bradford sheriffs office,
Joe Bennett, of Lawtey,
became the fifth to die in
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Sheriff Bennett, after serving
only two years of his term, was
found dead of gunshot
wounds, under mysterious
circumstances, at his home in
Starke. For lack of evidence,
the death was presumed to be a
suicide, although foul play was
suspected by some.
J.N. Langford, of Lake
Butler, was appointed to fill
Bennett's unexpired term and
was then re-elected to a full

See SHERIFFS, p. 6C


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Lp


This room in the Sanders' home was built 10 years ago.


HOUSE
Continued from p. 2C

wallpaper's got dust all over it
(afterward)."
A little dust throughout the
house during renovations can
be understood, but Sandy
received a little bit of a
surprise when Elzie attempted
to fix a leak in the upstairs
bathtub.
"It starts raining in the living
room," Sandy said. "I'm trying
to get furniture out of the way
and it's raining all over the
living room.
"He finally did get it fixed,
though."
The house has received
several additions, including a
Florida room, laundry area and
modem bathroom.
Now, the couple is trying to
figure out how to address
space concerns. The house has
no storage areas and the
closets are very small.
"We're thinking about
maybe converting one of the
(four) rooms upstairs into a
walk-in closet," Elzie said.
"I still don't think that will
be enough," Sandy said,
laughing. She said they might
just have to build a separate


SANDERS
Continued from p. 2C

and neglect, or who has been
abandoned, enter into a
"loving, caring family
relationship."
"Those are very refreshing,"
Sanders said. "You get a lot of
satisfaction in seeing a child in
that type of relationship."
Another rewarding moment
Sanders has experienced is*
being able to swear in his own
son to the Florida Bar. That
occurred in 2002 and Paul
Sanders, 33, is currently a
senior attorney in Jacksonville
for the Florida Department of


closet upstairs at the end of the
hallway.
If the house needed so much
work, what was the appeal of
buying it?
Well, for one thing, Elzie
and Sandy simply enjoy doing
the work. In fact, they built
their own log house in
Keystone Heights.
"I was born in a little,
modest log house in south
Georgia." Elzie said. "I always
had a lifetime ambition of
building a log house."
Elzie studied several log
houses. in the area before
construction began shortly
after Elzie and Sandy were
married (April 1962). They
were joined on the project by
their respective fathers and an
uncle of Elzie's.
. Elzie and Sandy still own
the house, which they utilize as
a. vacation place, spending
time out there during the
summer.
Another appeal of the house
on Walnut Street, aside from
working to improve it, was the
house's history.
Elzie said he and Sandy both
enjoy history and their house
has one. The house was built
in the 1890s by the Wall
family, which makes it one of
the older houses in Starke,


Children and Family Sern ices
Sanders said his son Paul is
still enjoying the single life,
but Eric, Sanders' 36-year-old
son, is not only married, but he
and his wife, Stephanie. have
5-year-old twin sons: Austin
and Hunter.
"They're'just the love of my
life," Sanders said. "It's great
to have grandkids."
Sanders, after February, will
have more time to spend with
his grandkids, if he wishes, or
time to take up golf, a sport he
has dabbled in for 20 years,
though he has not played in
five years.
"I gave my clubs to my
youngest son because I didn't
use them," Sanders said. "I'm


Elzie said.
When Elzie and Sandy
moved to Starke, the house
was owned by Hollis Knight, a
local attorney. Elzie said
Knight's mother, Mary, was
also an attorney--one of the
first female attorneys in the
state-and his father was a
state senator.
The house underwent one
major remodeling project in
the 1930s because of a fire,
Elzie said.
"These old houses used to
have the kitchen that was
separate,from the main part of
the house, with some kind of a
walkthrough. That kitchen
burned in the 1930s and
scorched the rear part of this
house."
Elzie and Sandy have not
had to repair any damages
caused by fire, but their work
on the house has been
challenging nonetheless.
Sandy said there were many
times where she and her
husband asked themselves
what they had gotten
themselves into, but they have
enjoyed the house and the
effort it has taken to renovate
it.
"We just love old things and
the social history of the house
is interesting to us," Elzie said.


going to borrow them back
from him and try playing some
golf."
He will have time to get to
-those items on his "Honey Do"
list, as well as continue
working on the house he and
Sandy live in on Walnut Street'
(see related story).
Whatever he does, Sanders
said he will not do anything
related to the courtroom for at
least six months, preferring to
let the new circuit judge.
become acclimated to the
position and the area.
After that, though, it may be
hard for Sanders to staN away.
"I ,think I'll miss it, so I
think I probably will work as a
senior judge," he said.


SHERIFFS
Continued from p. 4C


term in 1910. But he was
marked as number six in the
long line of Bradford sheriffs
to "die with their boots on."
After serving little more than
18 months of his new term,
Langford was killed on Aug.
23, 1912, in a room of the old
Everett Hotel in Jacksonville.
He was in the company of
W.T. Andrews of Raiford, and
J.W. Hatcher of Worthington
Springs. There were rumors
that the fatal shooting resulted
from a squabble over a
gambling game, during which
Langford and Andrews
struggled for possession of a
gun. So far as is known, there
was no indictment in the case.
In addition to the six sheriffs
who died violent deaths, three
deputies of that period were
also victims of gun shot
wounds. Deputy Henry 0.
Richard was killed in
November of 1903 at Lawtey,
where he had gone to make an
arrest. Deputy Mallie Jones of
Starke met his death in the line
of duty, but not until he had
gone to serve as a deputy in
Jacksonville. Lake Butler
Deputy Andrew Kite was
fatally shot in the back with
four bullets fired by an
unknown party, while
attempting to make an arrest in
1899.
Acting Night Marshal Jeff
Jones was fatally wounded in
November 1903 in J. Crabb's
saloon on Call Street in Starke,
where he was called to
investigate a bar room
disturbance.


Denmark lived long
enough for reelection
Following the death of
Sheriff Langford, ex-Sheriff
Denmark sought another term
and was frequently described
as the only sheriff of that


period who lived long enough
in office to seek a second term.
But at any rate. with the death


of Langford the "tragic era" for
Bradford County sheriffs
seemed to end and lengthy
careers with repeated re-
elections became traditional in
the sheriffs office.
In 1916, another member of
the Epperson family, defying
the jinx that had doomed his
father and older brother,
offered himself for the office
that had brought so much
unhappiness to the family.
Will Epperson defeated Sheriff
Denmark in the primary by a
2-1 vote of 1,182 to 680 and
began a career in law
enforcement that lasted 19
years. He died of natural
causes. The late Joe Hill
Williams, a prominent attorney
and assistant state attorney,
said of Epperson's decision to
seek the then-hazardous office:
"Will was a good friend of
mine and I begged him not to
run for the job. I thought that
two men out of one family was
enough. But Will went ahead
anyway and served a long time


without personal injury. He
was just as brave as the others,
but had a bump of caution that
seemed to pull him through
many a tight spot."
Epperson seemed to set the
pace and he was followed in
office by O.A. (Oscar) Andreu,
a Starke barber who was
elected in 1936 and continued
to serve for 13 years until
1949. Andreu was succeeded
by P.D. (Pete) Reddish who
holds the record for the longest
term in the sheriffs office 24
years. He started his political
career as a county
commissioner. Reddish was
first elected sheriff in 1949 and
continued in office until his
retirement in 1973. He was
succeeded by one of his seven
sons, Dolph, who defeated a
field of five in the election of
1972. The second Sheriff
Reddish ran without
opposition in 1976 and served
in office until --when he waste
defeated by Kenneth
Etheridge. Bradford's current
Sheriff Bob Milner defeated
Etheridge in -- and has since
been re-elected -- times.


KIDNEY
Continued from p. 4C

Cooper's life will go on as it
did prior to the surgery, which
is why he deflects any praise
directed toward him.
Also, Cooper was not the
only one who Was willing to be
a donor for Whytsell.
"I get a lot of kudos for
doing this, but the reality is
there were a bunch of other
people out there who were
willing to do this,," Cooper


said. "You have to give them
credit, as well."
Whytsell said 10 fellow
church members and two other
people from the community
offered to be donors. Ken
Weaver had already. begun a
round of testing to be a donor
in case Cooper was 'not a
match.
It is an example, Whytsell
said, of why Bradford County
is a special place.
"That wouldn't happen
every place-to have that
many people who were willing
to do that. That, in itself, was a
humbling experience,"
Whytsell said.


Whytsell is currently taking
approximately 10 different
medications and he will always
have to take some sort of
antirejection drugs, yet he
should be able to return to
work part time after the
holidays and resume his full-
time duties in mid-January.
Hopefully, a trip to the golf
course won't be far behind.
Whytsell admitted that Cooper
is probably the better golfer of
the two, but he's hoping that
will change now.
"Now, since I've got part of
John in me, I think my game
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Whitfield leads KH girls to third place in tourney


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer

Jessica Whitfield scored 27
points to help lead the
Keystone Heights girls
basketball-team to a 59-55 win
over Nitro (W. Va.) and a
third-place finish at a
tournament at Father Lopez
High School in Daytona
Beach.
The Indians, who were
coming off of a 54-25 loss to
tournament host Father Lopez,
held Nitro to 14 points in the
first half and led by 13 at the
half. Nitro cut into Keystone's
S lead in the third quarter,
outscoring the Indians 23-14.


Keystone helped itself at the
foul line, making 10-of-12 free
throws.
Kellie Spaulding joined
Whitfield in double figures
with 15 points, while Kim
Russell had eight points.
The Indians will be back in
action Thursday, Jan. 5, when
they travel to Gainesville to
take on Oak Hall at 6:30 p.m.
The junior varsity team plays
at 3:30 p.m., while Keystone's
junior varsity and-varsity boys
teams play at 5 and 8 p.m.
On Friday, Jan. 6, Keystone
hosts district opponent
Interlachen, then travels back
to Gainesville to play Eastside
on Monday, Jan. 9. Both


UC is fourth
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
The Union County boys
basketball team was outscored
41-19 in the second half in a
6Q-46 loss to Fernandina "-'. 'T
B Each or'- Dec. 31 that
prevented the Tigers from
claiming third place in the
Fbrida First Coast Classic
ptPyed at taker County High
S,-ool in Glen St. Mary.
=Ted Young led the Tigers,
wo were coming off of an 0-2 W
performance .in a tournament
iA Orlando, with 17 points, -
Sile Willie. Oliver had eight
Snts. t
NJhe Tigers also suffered a
d$uble-digit loss (62-38) .
aginst a Crescent City team
tlrt is in Union's' district.
BLndan Odom had 16 points
irfthat game to lead the Tigers
aind Young had 10.
,-Jnion was shorthanded in
tlt- tournament as guard C.J.
S Siller was unable to play
because of football
cdnmitments and guard Chris
P;PiT ~ as injured.
Still. the Tigers were able to
ojfen the tournament with a
th killing. come-from-behind _
67-65 iun over host Baker
CountN on Dec. 29.:
See UC, p. 8C
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games are scheduled for 7:30
p.m. following junior varsity
games at 6 p.m.
Keystone is currently 5-0 in
District 6.
Score by Quarter
NHS: 3 11 23 18-55
KHHS: 15 12 14 18-59
Keystone Scoring (59): Abby
Knabb 6, Karlyn Reddish 3,
Russell 8, Spaulding 15,
Whitfield 27. Free throws: 10-


Earlier results:


KH 47 Taylor 11
Keystone had little trouble


remaining undefeated in
district play, defeating Taylor
47-11 on Dec. 15 in Pierson.
The Keystone defense shut
the Wildcats out in the first
quarter and gave up only four
points in the second as the
Indians went into the locker
room at the half up by 24
points.
Spaulding led the Indians
with 14 points, while Whitfield
and Karlyn Reddish each had
eight points.


Score by Quarter
KHHS: 14 14 16 3-47
THS: 0 4 2 5-11


n First Coast Classic


Keystone Scoring (47): Chloe
Dooley 1, Shannon Gray 2,
Knabb 2, Heather Martin 3,
Ashley Passwater 4, Reddish
8, Russell 5, Spaulding 14,
Whitfield 8. Free throws: 7-19.

KH 42 Prov. 29
Keystone opened play in the
Father Lopez tournament by
defeating Providence 42-29.
Whitfield scored 20 points
as the Indians, leading by just
three points at the half,
outscored Providence by 10
points in the second half.
Russell added eight points.
Score by Quarter
PHS: 9 6 10 4-29
KHHS: 8 10 10 14-42
Keystone Scoring (42):
Knabb 4, Martin 2, Reddish 32,
Russell 8, Spaulding 6,


Whitfield 20. Free throws: 0-4.

F. Lopez 54 KH 25
The Indians were no match
for the fourth-ranked team in
Class 2A, falling 54-25 to
Father Lopez during the
second day of action in the
Father Lopez tournament.
Father Lopez held the
Indians to two points in the
first quarter and led by 23 at
the half.
Whitfield scored nine points
to lead Keystone.
Score by Quarter
FLHS: 16 17 17 4-54
KHHS: 2 8 7 8-25
Keystone Scoring (25):
Passwater 1, Reddish 6,
Russell 5, Spaulding 4,
Whitfield 9. Free throws: 7-15.


Union County
defenders
Chris Perry
(right) and
Kevin
Alexander try
to stop a
Baker County
player from
driving to the
basket in the
Tigers' 67-65
win on Dec.
29 in the
Florida First
Coast
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Page 8C TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR--C-SECTION Jan. 5, 2006


Spiller to play in all-star game


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer

C.J. Spiller is one of 78 top
high school football players
who will be featured in the
U.S. Army All-American
Bowl, which will be played
Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. in
San Antonio and televised by
NBC.
The Union County High
School senior running back,
who was just recently
announced as a Parade All-
American, is one of seven
Florida players who will be on
the, East team roster. Joining
Spiller from Florida are: Matt
Bosher (kicker, Jupiter), Jarred
Fayson (wide receiver, Tampa
Hillsborough), Corey Hobbs
(defensive lineman, Oviedo),
Tim Tebow (quarterback, St.
Augustine Nease), Dan
Wenger (offensive lineman,


C.J. Spiller


Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas


Aquinas) and Sam Young
offensivee lineman, St.
Thomas Aquinas).
Jacksonville Sandalwood's
Jamar Hornsby was selected
for the team, but will be unable
to play.
Spiller, who was Florida's
Class 2B Player of the Year
and runner-up to Tebow for
the state's Mr. Football award,
finished his senior season with
1,840 yards on 176 carries. He
also caught 15 passes for 249
yards and scored 31
touchdowns to help lead his
team to the regional
semifinals.
Spiller has not yet
announced where he plans to
attend college (he will do so on
Wednesday, Feb. 1), but he has
narrowed his choices to
Florida, Florida State, Miami
and Southern Cal.


Shrine Bowl kickoff is Jan. 21


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer

Football players from
northeast Florida high schools
will participate in the 17th
annual Florida Shrine Bowl
Saturday, Jan. 21, at Orange
Park High School.
The game, which usually
features players from
Bradford, Keystone Heights
and Union Cdunty high
schools, will kick off at 2:30
p.m., following pregame
activities at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$7.50 for adults and $3 for
children under 12, and are tax
deductible as a charitable
donation.
Tickets can be obtained by
calling (904) 642-5200 (ext.
12).
Net proceeds from this game
will help support the network
of 22 Shriners Hospitals for
Children, all of which provide
free medical care to crippled
and burned children.
Last year's game featured 11
players from Bradford,
Keystone and Union, including
Bradford running back Milton


Sumpter, who was named the
South team's MVP. Sumpter
rushed for 59 yards on five
carries, including a 54-yard
run that set up his team's only
score in a 27-8 loss.
Sumpter became the third
Bradford running back to earn
MVP honors in this game,
joining DeWhitt Betterson and
Demetrice Hankerson.
Area players joining
Sumpter on the South team
were: Jeremy Brown (UCHS
fullback), Brandon Davis
(UCHS quarterback), Chad
Hapner (KHHS defensive
back/placekicker), Jermaine
Holmes (UCHS wide
receiver), Kevin Holton
(UCHS linebacker), Drew
Lowery (KHHS linebacker),
Allen Perry (BHS defensive
back), Jonathan Rodgers
(UCHS offensive
lineman/punter), Josh Weaver
(BHS offensive lineman) and
Caleb Whitfield (KHHS. tight
end).
, Bradford defensive lineman
Letroy Guion had also been
selected to play, but'could not
because of an injury.


The game also features
coaches from the area and the
South team's head coach last
year was Keystone head coach
Chuck Dickinson. His staff
was comprised of Union
County head coach' Buddy
Nobles, Bradford assistant
coach Steve Hoard and
Keystone assistant coaches
Lantz Lowery and Keith
Walker.
Rosters and coaching staffs
for this year's game have yet
to be announced.
The Florida Shrine Bowl
actually began 57 years ago as
the North-South All-Star
Game, which was played in
Jacksonville and other various
locations. The game was
dubbed the Florida Shrine-
Bowl for the first time in 1989.



The greatest of all human
benefits, that, at least,
without which no other
benefit can be truly
enjoyed, is independence.
.-Parke Godwin


Wednesday, Jan. 11. Both
games are scheduled for 7:30
p.m. following junior varsity
games at 6 p.m.


Union County's Josh Mitchell (right) dribbles past a
Baker County player. Mitchell gave the Tigers the
lead for good with a 3-pointer in the last 36 seconds.


uc
Continued from p. 7C

Josh Mitchell's only field
goal of the second half, a 3-
pointer, gave the Tigers a 66-
65 lead with 36 seconds left in
the game. Mitchell would add
a free throw to cap the scoring.
Baker County had a chance
to score after that, but instead
committed an unforced
turnover underneath the
Tigers' basket with less than
10 seconds remaining.
It was an awful first half for
Union as the Tigers were
dominated on the offensive
glass and made just five field
goals.
Union did not shoot well (31
percent) from the foul line all
night and made just 8-of-29
free throw attempts in the first
half that saw Baker. County
Stake a 36-19 lead.
The Tigers closed the third
quarter with a 15-2 run that
pulled them within 46-44.
Kevin Alexander began the run
with a turn-around jumper,
then blocked a Baker shot at
the other end of the court.
A free throw by Juitin


Griffin preceded field goals by
Odom and Young, with
Young's being a 3-pointer.
Odom then scored another
basket on a drive into the lane,
followed by two consecutive
baskets by Young, including a
3-pointer with 30 seconds left
in the quarter.
Young made the first field
goal of the fourth quarter, a 3-
pointer that gave the Tigers
their first lead of the game.
Young scored seven of his
team-high 17. points in the
fourth quarter as the Tigers,
who lost the lead several times,
stayed close with the Wildcats.
Perry, who hit a clutch 3-
pointer late in the fourth
quarter, finished with 14
points, while Odom and
Alexander had 12 and 11
points.
Mitchell, who had two of the
Tigers' five field goals in the
first half, finished the game
with eight points.
Union played Columbia Jan.
3 and will host district
opponent Pierson Taylor
Friday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 7, the
Tigers travel to Starke to play
Bradford, then travel to
Gainesville to play Eastside on


Union Scoring (67):
Alexander 11, Rodencia Austin
3, Griffin 1, Mitchell 8, Odom
12, Oliver 1, Perry 14, Young
17. 3-pointers: Mitchell, Perry
2, Young 3. Free throws: 15-
49.




KH boys

place fifth

in tourney

Greg Taylor and Cameron
Yarbrough combined to score
42 points to help the Keystone
Heights boys basketball team
defeat Hernando 54-49 on
Dec. 30 and. place fifth in a
tournament at Father Lopez
High School in Daytona
Beach.
Yarbrough led all scorers
with 22 points, while Taylor
had 20 points and 12 rebounds.
It was the third win in the
last four games for Keystone
(5-7), which opened play in the
tournament with a 54-49 loss
to Florida Central on Dec. 28.
The Indians bounced back,
however, to defeat North Star
57-37 on Dec. 29.
Keystone travels to
Gainesville Thursday, Jan. 5,
to play Oak Hall at 8 p.m. The
game follows a junior varsity
girls game at 3:30 p.m., a
junior varsity boys game at 5
p.m. and a girls varsity game at
6:30 p.m.
On Friday, Jan. 6, the
Indians travel to play district
opponent Interlachen at 7 p.m.,
following a junior varsity
game at 5:30 p.m.
Keystone Scoring (54):
Bannon 4, Brunink 5, Ruiz 3,
Taylor 20, Yarbrough .22. 3-
pointers: Bannon, Ruiz,
Yarbrough 2. Free throws: 10-
17.


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and last months rent is
required. Call 904-964-
8431 or 352-745-1189.


2BR/1 BA SWMH $405/mth
plus security and utilities.
Large 2BD/2BA SWMH,
Central H/A, $4,Q5 /mth
plus security and utilities.
Lake Geneva MH Park,
Under new ownership!
Keystone. Heights SR
100. Must have good
rental history. Call Rick
352-473-3569.
2BR/1 BA SWMH $405/mth
plus security and utilities.
Large 2BR/2BA SWMH,
$460 Central H/A,Lake
Geneva MH Park, Under
new ownership! Key-
stone Heights SR 100.
Must have good rental
history. Call Rick 352-
473-3569.
2BR/2BA FOR RENT, CH/
A, $550 per month, good
condition, no pets, first &
last plus deposit, lease.
Call 904-964-4111.
1 BR FURNISHED Apart-
ment on Bedford Lake,
very -nice, discounts
available, no pets, fully
furnished. Call 352-473-
7769.
52 Animals and
Pets


DACHSUND CHIHUAHUA
mix, 5 months old, male,
shots, wormed, health
certificate. $330 cash,
call 904-964-5979 or
904-364-7152.
FREE DOGS (2), to good
homes, together or indi-
vidually. Moving & need
a happy place for them!
Medium sized. Call 352-
318-2137.
6 PEACOCKS grown, 4
males, 2 females, Indigo
Blue and 1 green. $ 50
each. Call 904-964-
5630.
FREE KITTENS, I must
give these 3 month old
kittens away. There are
4 and each have differ-
ent colors. 624 S.
Epperson St. Call for di-
rections, 904-964-3245,
Sharon.
53 Yard Sales
OAK FIREWOOD FOR
SALE $75.00 a truck
load. Call 904-964-3206.
Free local delivery.
YARD SALE in the Starke
Country Club. Friday
only 8-12. Follow the
signs.


!^y Const. Clean Up


MAINT. DEBRIS

*CARPENTRY* PAINT* TREES

. *PRESSURE CLEANING

t All Jobs Large or Small


JOHN 352-468-3786
Lic #024973 Insured


55 Wanted
Paying $1000 for Bradford
County porcelain auto
tags dated 1911-17 and
$25+ each for Bradford
Co Florida tags starting
with #45 in good condi-
tion for years
1938,39, 40,43,44,
46,49,50,52,and 53.
I need these for a mu-
seum display. Also want
other Fla tags prior to
1958. Jeff Francis, PO
Box 41381, St. Peters-
burg, FL 33743-
1381 727 345 6627
e m a i I
gobucs13@aol.com
www.floridalicer
seplates.com In Starke
this Friday Dec 16 and
can meet in person.
57 For Sale
ATTN FLEA MARKET
VENDORS, warehouse
full of misc items includ-


Stump Grinding
Tractor work


ing, 1930's to 1990's
record collection, blue
jeans, furniture (china
hutch) and many more.
Best offer takes all. Call
904-966-0641.
PRIVATE RECORD COL-
LECTION, 2000 Albums,
from 1930 to 1990 Best
offer. Call 904-966-0641
BED $100. NEVER USED!
Full size orthopedic
pillowtop set. Still in plas-
tic with factory warranty
from Posturecraft. Can
deliver. Call Brian 352-
376-1600.
BEDROOM 6PC SET
never used! Still in
boxes. I have in truck and
can deliver. $395, call
352-376-1600.
COUCH AND LOVESEAT,
plush microfiber suede
set. Call 352-494-0333.
QUEEN PILLOWTOP
mattress set. $130 real
pillowtop set. Anything
cheaper is cheap. Brand


1T~..*


Debris Removal
Driveway
Repair .

FULL LINE

TREE SERVICE

ECONOMY STUMP GRINDING INc.

Gurnte Lowest*ids


James & Linda Dailey
Owners & Operators
Licensed & Insured


I I


(904) 769-9641
(352) 284-1977 Cell


T.H.E. Apartments '

922 E. Brownlee St. Starke, Florida ,T- ,

Newly Remodeled -- .
2 & 3 Bedrooms Available '. .. -- -
1996 3 BR/2 BA, 1216 sq. ft. situated on 1.39 ac.
Rent is based on Income and ready to move in. Walking distance to
On-Sit e Laundry Facility & Play Aewe r eas Crosby Lake boat launch. Sellers motivated Call
Office Open: Monday Friday 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. Kellie Converse with Realty Assist of Northeast
Call (904) 964-7133 1 Florida at 904-334-7179.
0 Voice p nyAiss 1-800-54- 183, Ext. 381 jas,


... Timberwood Series Model 4483T
FLLE'ET"OOD 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1,260 sqare feet


American
SDream
of ,rihast Florida. Inc.
RI EALTOlRSe

RENTALS
1BR Apts
$340, $395,.
3/1 Apt
$525/.
2 BR House
$575/mo
(904) 964-5424


new made by
Posturecraft. Still in plas-
tic. Can deliver, call Bnan
352-264-9799.
BED BRAND NEW KING
Sacrifice $195. 3pc or-
thopedic pillowtop set.
Never used set, still
wrapped in plastic with
original warranty. Name
brand Posturecraft. Can
deliver call Brian at 352-
494-0333.


HOT TUB/SPA $1795.
Brand new. Loaded with
therapy jets, waterfall,
LED lights. cupholders,
110v energy efficient,
with warrenty. Free deliv-
ery call 352-376-1600.
BEDROOM CHERRY 7pc
set. All wood custom built
Louis Phillipe sleigh bed.
All dovetail construction,
trueglide drawers. Never
been used! Still in boxes.


Retail $6500 sacrifice
$1300. Can deliver. Call
Brian at 352-264-9799.
NEW 5 PIECE GLASS DI-
NETTE set, Beveled
glass top, upholestered
chairs. $325 OBO, call
904-964-7075.
POOL TABLE georgous 8'
all wood table. Leather
pockets, Italian 1" slate,
carved legs. Brand new


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1,134 sq ft. home, 3BR/2BA, brand new home on 1/3 acre
lot in Keystone Heights. Open floor plan Blinds throughout.
\dc\ding $112,900
\cond Financing available with only $1,995 down.

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rates
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d Union counties. As low as $389/month. Call
lene, Jim and Roy. (352) 372-4663. Westgate
mobile Home Sales.

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4431 NW 13th St. Gaincsville. FL
352-372-HOME (4663)


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Out of Area Classifieds


Water, Pastries, Snacks,
Candies. Great
Equipment & Locations.
Financing Available with
$7,500 down. (877)843-
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Health
LOWEST
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www.globalmedicines.ne

Help Wanted
Small dealership looking
for parts person and
outside sales for new
territory upcoming for
new year. Call for
Appication (800)556-

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Pay & Benefits for
Experienced Drivers,
0/O, Solos, Teams &
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Driver- NOW HIRING
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.(866)292-5762.

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Classified Ads where one call does it all! 496-2261


still in crate. Cost $4500
sell for $1350. Call 352-
246-9799.
NORDIC TRACK ESP
1000, Treadmill, wide
track used 3 times,
$375. Total Gym Ultra
never opened $ 175.
Call 352-473-9548.
POWER LIFT 3 WHEEL
scooter with charger,
$1500. Excellent condi-
tion. Call 904-964-7745
HESS MODEL TRUCKS,
about 13 years of mod-
els..Asking $15 each
OBO. Call 352-473-
2715.
_._MAELBTES-TWTN-sets--
$89, full sets $129,
Queen sets $159, King
sets $189. Mattress Fac-
tory, 441 East Brownlee- -
St. Carpets also- large
room size pieces. Save
a lot. Cash and carry.
Call Sonia at 352-473-
7173 or 904-964-3888.
KENMORE WASHER and
dryer, new type $100
and up each, electric
stove, written guarantee,
free local delivery. For
appointments, call 904-
964-8801.
BED-QUEEN orthopedic
Pillowtop mattress and
box. Name brand, new in
plastic, with warranty.
Can deliver. Sacrifice
$140. Call 352-372-
8588.
BED-KING SIZE Pillowtop
mattress and boxspring
with manufactures war-
ranty. Brand new still in
plastic. Can deliver. Sell
for $200. Call 352-372- -
7490.
BEDROOM SET 7 piece
Gorgeous cherry queen/
king bed, dresser, mirror,
2 nightstands, chest
available, dovetail con-
struction. New still in
boxes. Retail $5200,
sacrifice for $1400.352-
377-9846.
DINING ROOM SUITE-
beautiful cherry table, 6
chippendale chairs,
lighted hutch and buffet.
Brand new still boxed.
Can deliver. Retail
$5800, sacrifice $1100.
352-377-9846.
MATTRESS TWIN sets
$89, full sets $129,
Queen sets $159, King
sets $189. Mattress Fac-
tory, 441 East Brownlee
St. Carpets also- large
room size pieces. Save
a lot. Cash and carry.
Call Sonia at 352-473-
7173 or 904-964-3888.
59 Personal
Services
PRIVATE CHILDCARE
available in my home,
certified with 9 years ex-
perience, hours flexible
upon request, Mon- Fri,
Call 904-364-6731 or
S904-964-5294.
J & P HOME SERVICES,
home repairs, painting
tree trimming & more.
Local references avail-
able. Reasonable rates.
Call Johnny or Pam at
352-473-2344.
CLARK, FOUNDATION
REPAIRS, INC. Cor-
rection of termite & wa-
_ ar-damaged-wood -&
sills. Leveling & raising '
Houses/Bldgs. Pier Re-
placement & alignment.
Free Estimates: Danny---
(Buddy). Clark, (904)-
284-2333 or 1-800-288-
0633.
CHAIN LINK FENCE -
Free estimates. Handy-


man Fence Co., owner
Tommy Reddish, 904-
964-8559.
PRESSURE WASHING,
CLC home exterior
cleaning. Roofs, siding,
decks, driveways, side-
walks. Free estimates,
call Curtis, 904-964-
4940.
FLORIDA CREDIT UNION
has money to lend for
M.H. & land packages.
1-800-284-1144.
CUSTOM CUTS Lawn &
Landscape, customized-
lawn care, sod, trim-
ming, landscape design.
__ easonable-rates,-free-
estimates. Commercial
& residential. Licensed
and insured. Call 386-
496-2820, if no answer
please leave message.
64 Business
Opportunities
DIABETIC BREAK-
THROUGH. Millions are
being helped. Millions to
be made. Call 407-332-
4422 or visit the web site
at www.sportron.biz/
care
65 Help
Wanted
INSTRUCTORS NEEDED
for afterschool position
at Waldo. BA degree
required. Monday Fri-
day approximately 23
hours a week. Pay range
is $15-$20 per hour.
Contact Rena Gibson at
352-468-1451.
CONSTRUCTION WORK,
ERS, helper positions
.available, very little ex-
perience needed, full
time and part time avail-
able, some benefits. Ap-
ply in person at Autho-
rized Construction Ser-
vices, 7200 SE US
HWY 301, Hawthorne.
352-481-0008.
ASSISTANT PARTS MAN-
AGER needed at ACE &
Garden in Keystone
Heights. Commercial
small engine experience
and computer knowl-
edge critical. Apply in
person to complete ap-
plication & initial inter-
view. Ask for Bob. Phone
352-473-4001.
LIVE IN COMPANION &
friend for a retired
gentleman, must have a
drivers licence & assist
with household respon-
sibilities. Good living


HELP WANTED
Shift Worker For
ASSISTED
LIVING FACILITY
Apply in person at Parkside ACLF
329 Church St., Starke
(904) 964-2220

Driver CDL A req'd
HOME EVERY NIGHT &
:'WEEKEND GUARANTEED


Avg. $888 $1018/wk
No Touch Freight
85% Preloaded/Pretarped
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com





LAIE CITr
., CIN iItT'COLLUE
Associate Professor, English
:Associate Professor, Psychology
(168-duty days-Tenured Track)
To Commence August 2006
.- Master's Degree with at least
18 graduate hours in discipline.
Application Deadline: Review of
applications will begin February 15, 2006.
Persons interested should provide
application, vita, and photocopies of
transcripts. All foreign transcripts.
must be submitted with official
translation and evaluation
Salary based on education andlexperience.
Position details and applications available
on web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
--Human-R-esources Develiopment--
Lake City Community College
S 149 S.E. College Place
Lake City FL 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314;
Fax (386) 754-4594
E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges
of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
and Employment


conditions, peaceful lo- area. For more informa-
cation, private, fret room tion call 386-462-1016.
and board, plus salary. GROUNDS OUTSIDE
Call 352-475-2343. housekeeper. Christian
LAKE BUTLER HOSPI- retirement community in
TAL registered nurse need of a person who is
able to perform outside
PRN, MedicalAssistant, cleaning of walkways,
full time with travel. carports, & building.
Medical records clerk/ Such tasks include
receptionist, full time. cleaning windows, cob
For further information, webs, leaves, & weed-
please visit our website: ing. No phone calls. Ap-
www.lakebutler ply in person at the Park
hospital.com. Phone of the Palms, 706 Palms
386-496-2323 Fax 386- Circle, Keystone FL.
496-1611. EXPERIENCED RESI-
_LPJo.LRBlbusydrenrdly DENTIAL Pediatricoffice, benefits. worker to assist with
Fax resume to 352-376- framing, drywall, paint-
4959 or e mail ing and other general
notneb@bellsouth.net. remodeling duties No
HEAW EQUIPMENT OP- remodeling duties. No
ERATORS, DFWP with phone calls. Apply in per-
ERATORS, DFWP with son at the Park of the
benefits. Apply within Palms, 706 Palms
Andrews Paving, Inc. Circle, Keystone FL.
Call 386-462-1115. DINING ROOM ASSIS-
MOTORGRADER OP- TANT full time, every
ERATORS, DFWP with other Sunday. Setting up
benefits. Apply within and cleaning for assisted
Andrews Paving, Inc. living and guests. In-
Call 386-462-1115. cludes waiting on tables.
LABORERS, DFWP with No phone calls. Apply in
benefits. Apply within person at the Park of the
Andrews Paving, Inc. Palms, 706 Palms
Call 386-462-1115. Circle, Keystone FL.
DIESEL MECHANIC SEASONAL HELP clean-
wanted, M-F, benefits, ing and serving lodge
pay according to experi- rooms. January thru 1st
ence, will train the right week of April. Apply in
person. Calll 352-468- person at the Park of the
1644. Palms, 706 Palms
DAIRY FARM LABORERS Circle, Keystone FL.
needed, hardworking CHILDCARE TEACHER
dependable transporta- needed for 2 and year
tion, shift work, holidays olds in Starke. Call
& weekends, starting Brenda at 904-966-
pay $7 per hour. Alachua 0505.


LAKE BUTLER HOSPI-
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Starke. Only candidate.
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will be contacted. EOE.
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I Need 2 years of experience and a decent driving
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HIGHWAY 301 SOUTH, STARKE, FL
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Guaranteed Hometime
* Health & Disability Ins. Available
Life & Dental Ins. Provided
401k Available
Safety Bonus


904-964-6619 ext. #6


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with a commitment to continued
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seeking fresh career opportunities to
join our team in the Starke, FL area.


We have immediate openings for:
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We offer excellent benefits, competitive pay and much more!
Please forward resume to: john deas@captainds.com, or
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PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS

1 Part-time Position Available

4 Competitive starting salary

based on experience and education

-4 Insurance Retirement Vacation

NOW ACCEPTING STUDENTS

Infants $135 wk 4 yr olds $75

Norhside Christian Acadeni-Pre-School
corner of SR-16 W & CR 225 Starke, FL
CALL-(904) 964-7124 Ask for Glenda


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