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Husband celebrates 75th anniversary before death


First Baptist to
dedicate
sanctuary
The First Baptist
Church of Lake-Butler
will be dedicating its
sanctuary on Sunday, Jan.
7, at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
The church is located at
195 E. Main St. in Lake
Butler.




Worthington
Springs meets
Jan. 2
The Worthington
Springs City Commission
will hold its next meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 7:30
p.m. in the new
community center/city hall
on S.R. 121 in
Worthington Springs.




Holiday hours,
garbage-
pickup:
The Union County
Tax Collector's office
will be closed on
Saturday, Dec. 30, and
offices of the Union
County Courthouse will
be closed on Monday,
Jan. 1, 2007, for New
Year's Day.
The city of Lake
Butler will not pick up
: garbage o6n Monda,.'
Jan. 1, 2007. Regular
pickup will resume on
Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The city of Lake
Butler will be closed on
Jan. 1, and will reopen
on Jan. 2.
Mercantile Bank
and Community State
Bank will be closed on'
Jan. 1.



The Union
County Times
office will be
closed for New
Year's Day on
Monday, Jan.
1. The Times
will reopen on
Tuesday, Jan.
2, and accept
classified and
display ads
until 3 p.m.





Have a safe and
happy holiday!







2007
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BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
Carland Harden and Milton
Robert Dukes celebrated their
75"' anniversary last week at
the Worthington Springs
Community Center on Dec. 23.
In an interview with the
Union County Times, the
Dukes shared how they came
to meet, get married and spend
75 years together.
About their anniversary,
Carland told the Times, "I'm
pretty sure this will be the last
one."
Milton had been having
heart problems that required
surgery.
After spending so long with
a person, Carland knew her
husband pretty well, and she
was right.
Two days after their
anniversary party, Milton died
on Christmas day. Born on
June 24, 1910, Milton was 96
years old.
The anniversary party was
thrown by the Dukes' seven


UCHS

senior

named

district

scholar
Lynne Riherd, a graduating
senior at Union County High
School, has been designated
the Union District Sunshine
State Scholar in Mathematics
and Science for the current
,year,. h
Riherd will compete with
the other 94 district scholars
representing all the school
districts in Florida on
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007.
If she does well at this
competition, she is eligible to
be one of 10 regional scholars
who will vie in March for the
title of Statewide Sunshine
State Scholar in Mathematics
and Science for 2007.
The Sunshine State Scholars
Program was established in
1997 to recognize the
achievement of Florida's
graduating seniors who have
demonstrated excellence in
.both mathematics and science.
All scholars receive district'


children (and their spouses):
Wayne (Mildred), J.R., Hilda
Dukes Robinson (Jim), Delaris
Cavarragh (John), Glenda
Dukes Thigpen (Larry), Pam
Dukes Roberts (Ron) and
Faron (Marie).
Friends and family,
including 14 grandchildren and
several great-grandchildren,
also attended.
The Dukes' daughter, Pain
Roberts, said her dad was sick
in bed before the party, but
didn't let that stop him.
"He was determined to make
it to that party," she said in an
interview Dec. 26.
With assistance, Milton
attended the party in a
wheelchair.
After the event, when family
members were putting him
back in his bed, he said, "I
made it."
And according to daughter
Glenda Thigpen, those were
his last comprehendible words.


The district
Sunshine State
Scholar award
was given to
Lynne Riherd.
Photo courtesy
of Jon Fletcher.


recognition and individual
.awards from the program at
the January competition.
The 10 regional scholars and
their designated teachers
receive further, recognition
from the governor, Cabinet,
the Florida Legislature, the
Florida Department of
Education and private business
at the March competition.
The Sunshine State Scholars


Carland Harden (left) and Milton Robert Dukes (right) enjoy their 75t anniversary
party at the Worthington Springs Community Center. Two days after the party,
Milton died on Christmas day.


School board


a proves highly


debated STAR


program


Program is coordinated by. the
Florida Institute of Education
at the University of North
Florida and receives its major
financial support from the
Florida DOE, the Florida
Lottery and Casio Inc.
Further information on the
Florida Sunshine State
Scholars Program can be found
at www.unf.edu/dept/sunshine.


DOE releases high school grad rates


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
Florida Department of
Education Commissioner John
L. Winn announced Dec. 15
that the high school graduation
rate was 71 percent in 2005-
2006. This was a decrease
compared to the previous
year's rate of 71.9 percent.
Graduation rates have been
on the rise since 1998. Even
with less than 1 percent
decrease, 136,070 students
graduated on time in 2005-
2006.
According to a State Board
of Education press release,
DOE recognizes that "high
school students need more
rigor and relevance in school
to prepare them for the
challenges of postsecondary
education, the workplace and
graduation."
In order to make sure these
goals are continuing to be met,
DOE will convening a Dropout
Prevention Task Force to
develop further strategies to
help Florida's struggling
students stay committed to
graduation.
"We cannot wait to
challenge .our students to
achieve their full potential in
high school and beyond," said
Winn. "We must aggressively
work to engage our students
today, for there may not be
another opportunity to show
them what they are capable of
accomplishing."
S.Union County Sch01ol


District, like the state,
experienced a decrease in the
graduation rate, from 84.1
percent in 2004-2005 to 76.7
percent in 2005-2006.
However, this still puts Union
above the state's rate of 71
percent.
Union's graduation rate is
higher than all of its
neighboring counties of
Alachua (69.8 percent), Baker
(73.1), Bradford (69.5), Clay
(73.8) and Columbia (67.4).
The Florida Department of
Education bases its graduation
rate on data that follows every
student from ninth grade to
graduation, yielding a more
precise calculation. Florida
stands alone nationally in its
practice of documenting
individual student records to
determine a true, four-year
graduation rate. A 2005 report
released by the National
Governors Association cited
Florida as a national leader and
model' for calculating
graduation rates.

2005-2006
dropout rates
Union County School
District is doing well in
graduation rates and still has a
lower percentage of students
dropping out than the state
average, which is.3.5 percent.
Union's dropout rate is 2.6
percent. It increased 0.5
percent from 2004-2005, as
did the state average.,


Compared to other
surrounding counties, Union
had a smaller percentage of
students drop out than Alachua
(6.1), Baker (3.7) and Bradford
(5.4). However, Union had
more dropouts than Clay (1.9)
and Columbia counties (2.1).
"We have not been able to
pinpoint the exact cause of this
year's rates," said Winn in a
press release. "I am appointing
a task force to study this issue
and report to the State Board
of Education and Florida
Legislature. The task force'
members are a diverse group
of people with broad
experience in secondary
education and working with at-
risk youth in schools and
communities."
Florida's dropout rate is the,
percentage of high school
students in grades nine to 12
from the year's total enrollment
who are reported as dropouts
by Florida's school districts.


Union County's
graduation rate
is higher than
Alachua, Baker,
Bradford, Clay
and Columbia.


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
School districts'around the
state have been arguing the.
merits of the STAR program..
STAR, Special Teachers Are
Rewarded, is a $147 million
program designed to reward
.teachers whose students are
performing in the top 25
percent of elementary, middle
and high school in 'each
,district. The reward would
come in the form of a
monetary bonus.
The 67 school districts have
until Dec. 31 to approve the
plan. If not, money could be.
dispersed to those .who have.
In a Dec. 13 press release,
Florida Department of
Education Commissioner John
Winn said, "The STAR
program serves the students of
Florida by ensuring they have
high-quality teachers 'at the
front of the classroom."
Union County's STAR plan,
approved 5-0 at the Dec. 12
school board meeting, bases
teacher performance on
students' increased learning
gains, teacher
planning/preparation,
classroom management,
assessment/evaluation,
intervention/direct services,
technology, collaboration, staff
development, and professional
responsibilities.
These categories vary at
each school level and site
based on job and assessment
type, but depending on how
well the teachers do, they are
assigned a number of points.
A minimum 25 percent of
the instructional personnel at
all three schools will be
provided a 5 percent bonus,
derived from an individual
teacher's base annual salary
(providing that they meet other
criteria of the program).
"After the top 25 percent of
instructional personnel ,are
award the bonus pay, the top
25 percent of administrators
will be awarded a 5 percent
bonus," according to Union's
plan.
The plan, available at the
Union County Schools district
office, gives other provisions,
including how extra funds are
dispersed, what to do in case
.of a tie among teachers, etc.
In a letter from Winn, the
effort of the school board
superintendent Carlton Faulk
and his staff were recognized
for developing the plan.
"Thank you for your
leadership in working to'


ensure that the teachers in you
district will be rewarded for
their effectiveness in the
classroom," Winn said.
.Faulk-\who commended
"Bobbie Morgan for her hard
work on the plan-said in the
Dec.-12 school board-meeting
that the board had no other
choice but to approve the plan
or it would lose that state
funding.
The board also said that in
talks with the teachers, some
have agreed to share the bonus
pay they get with their whole
department because they want
to keep positive working
relationships.

Educational
association
challenges STAR
While the local union
approved the STAR plan, the
state union has found fssue
with it.
STAR is only in the Florida
budget for one year unless it is
reapproved for the next school
year. However, the Florida
Educational Association filed
an administrative argument
against the STAR plan because
it said the state did not-follow
procedure when creating the
STAR guidelines.
In a Dec. 13 press release,
Commissioner Winn did not
seem to be concerned over the
lack of school districts to
approve the plan (less than 20
at the time).
"Following (Dec. 12's) State
Board of Education approval
of three more district STAR
plans and recognition of 16
additional plans meeting the
substantive requirements of the
law, it is clear to me that the
program is gaining momentum
across the state," Winn said.
"Any major 'change in
practice takes time to gain
acceptance, and STAR is no
exception.
He said the program was
gaining support at the local
levels.
"FEA realizes this and
seems to be grasping at straws
to stop this momentum. It is
unfortunate that they launched
yet another attempt to prevent
the state's best teachers from
being rewarded for their
,efforts.
"Although the Department
continues to seek opportunities
to partner with FEA leadership
to work together toward our
common goals to improve
education, this is an area in
which we disagree."'


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Legislative delegation pays visit to county


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
Union County's Legislative
Delegation made a visit to the
county Dec. 19, so residents
and public officials could
voice concerns about issues


and funding.
The delegation is made up of
Rep. Aaron Bean and Sen.
Steve Oelrich.
Oelrich thanked all those
who had supported him during
his campaign and said he
looked forward to meeting






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about all the
services the co-
op provides and
asks him to
remember
libraries during
his term in
office.


everyone and getting to know
the needs of the county.
He said has already become
a member of the following
legislative committees:
Higher Education, chair.
Social Responsibility
Policy and Calendar
Committee
Commerce
Governmental
Operations
Ethics and Elections
Higher Education
Appropriations
Florida Legislative
Committee o0
Intergovernmental
Relations.
Bean opened by reviewing
what had taken place in 2006.
"What a big year we had,"
he said.
He said through work with
local officials and the Florida
Legislature, $500,000 in fiscal
revenue was secured for Union
County for streets,
renovations, storage facilities
and other projects. The public
library also received $500,000
toward its library construction
fund, said Bean.
Oelrich, who is newly
elected, said that government
in Tallahassee has been an


Union County School Board Chairman Alvin Griffis speaks to Rep. Aaron Bean
and Sen. Steve Oelrich about issues facing the local schools, while members of
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Sen. Steve Oelrich (right) talks about what he hopes to accomplish while in office.
He was accompanied in the Union County Courthouse by Rep. Aaron Bean (left)
for a public hearing of the Union County Legislative Delegation on Dec. 19. The
delegation took requests and heard comments from the public on what was
needed in this area.


"eye-opening" experience.
A spokesperson from
different public groups
addressed the delegation.
About the money given to
the county this year, Union
County School Board
Chairman Alvin Griffis said,
"It's the largest increase I can
remember, but we're always
asking for more."
The school board has made
progress in teachers'
salaries-no longer having the
lowest paid teachers in the
state-however, Griffis said,
an increase in base funding
would allow them to allot
more money for construction
and class-size reduction.
Another concern for the
school district was FCAT.
"We'd appreciate some relief
on that," Griffis said.
School grade is determined
by one "high-stakes test," he
said of the D, C and A schools
within the district.
The final concern Griffis
brought to the delegation was
insurance.
"Insurance is killing us all,"
he said.



Happy

NewYear


Bean said he spent three
days on the House side of the
Legislature working on that
specific issue,.
"I wish I had good news for
you," he said. "Right now,
there's not a lot we can do to
lower rates."
Oelrich said this would be
one topic that he would take an
interest in because it was not
fair for small, inland areas to
share the cost of those people
who chose to -live on the
beach.
Union's Board of County
Commissioners Chairman
Wayne Smith asked for
consideration of $100,000 for
shelving for a storage facility.
In the past, the county was
able to secure money for the
storage facility and for
courtroom renovations, but
now, they need mpney to add
shelving to the storage facility.
New River Public Library


Cooperative Director Ginny
Bird said 50 percent of her
funding came from state
money.
"We need an increase in
state aid," she said. "It's been
stagnant in years past."
Constitutional officers
Regina Parrish and Babs
Roberts Montpetit thanked the
legislators f6r work done in the
past year for the courts and
elections departments.
"I don't know what I would
have done without the state
this year," Montpetit said.
Next, Allen Parrish, a school
board member and emergency
services director, spoke on the
fiscal constraints of a rural
county.
"I would challenge the
delegation to do some creative
legislation," he said on the


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N vember, December busy months for Lake Butler Sr. FFA


BY ZACH SWEAT
Special to the Times
The past two months have
been filled with a lot of
planning, practicing and events
for the advisers, officers and
members of the Lake Butler
Sr. FFA Chapter.

UF collegiate visit
The first event was on Nov.
8, when members of the
CoLlegiate FFA at the
University of Florida visited
the agricultural education
department for a tour of the
facilities. Their main focus
was to tour the new animal
science facility.
Lake Butler Sr. FFA's
President Kaleb Clyatt, Vice
President Ashlyn Woodington,
advisers Tom Williams, David
Harris, Amanda James, and
Union County School Board
member Alvin Griffis were
part of the tour.
The highlight was the meats
processing lab where members
of the Animal Science III class
were actually working and
processing deer meat. Those
students were Hannah Hayes,
Jessica Parrish, Amberlee
Crawford, Michael Chandler,
Justin Hanson, Donnie Rosier,
Ricky Jones and Caleb
Williams.
The Collegiate FFA
members also learned about
the state's first food science
course being offered at UCHS,
along with Agriculture
Communications and the
portfolio grading system that is
utilized in many agricultural
courses at the high school.

Sub-district
contest
The start of December was
very busy with several
members competing in events
at the sub-district competition
in Starke. In case you missed


last week's article, members of
the parliamentary procedure
team took home first place and
will advance to the district
competition in January. Team
members are Kaleb Clyatt,
Lillie Emmelhainz, Caleb
Williams, Celeste Wilson,
Aaron Dukes, Zach Sweat,
Clint Williams and Lauren
Tomlinson.
Other winners from the local
chapter were Austin Thomas
and Scott Dicks, who took
home first place in the tractor
driving contest; Jenna Driggers
placed first in the creed
speaking contest; and Caleb
Williams placed first in the
prepared public speaking
event. Emily Brown received a
second place ribbon in the
extemporaneous public
speaking event.

8th grade
recruitment
Just two days after the sub-
district contest, FFA members
were busy once again for the
inaugural "Eighth-Grade
Recruitment Day."
The purpose of the event
was to invite eighth-graders
from Lake Butler Middle
School to come to the high
school agriculture department
and see what to expect. The
day was a huge success!
It started with eighth-graders
coming to join the high school
students for the annual chili
cookout, but it didn't end
there.
After the students got their
fill of chili, they were taken on
tours of all of the facilities that
the UCHS Agriculture
Department has to offer. The
eighth-grade students were
split into two groups, one
being led by Kaleb Clyatt and
the other by Ashlyn
Woodington.
The students were led to
four different stations



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The University of Florida's Collegiate FFA members
visited Union County High School's agriculture
education department on Nov. 8. The tour included
collegiate members, as well as Lake Butler Sr. FFA


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At the inaugural Eighth-Grade Recruitment Day, the
Lake Butler Sr. FFA Chapter invited eighth-graders
from Lake Butler Middle School to the high school


representing the different
courses and programs
available. One station was the
animal science facility with
Caleb Williams as the guide.
As students left the meat
processing lab, they were able
to sample freshly made beef
jerky,
Another station was the food
science station, where Marcia
Williams discussed the course
and available equipment.
A third station, hosted by
Hillary Ricks and Lacey
Webb, focused on Lake Butler
FFA traditions and history.
They also discussed the
Agriscience Foundations
course, which is required for
*. all beginning ag students.
The final station was at the



main campus in the
Agricultural Communications
Lab. Here, Aaron Dukes,
Kendyl Willis, Zach Sweat and
Chelsea Ricks were
broadcasting live on WUCR
107.9 FM as they
demonstrated and informed the
students of the many
possibilities in this course.
Some eighth-graders were
even able to go live on the air
as well.
The day was made possible
because of UCHS' supportive
administration, along with the
help of other FFA members.
Sarah Bennett volunteered to
serve as photographer for the
day; Austen Roberts, Kyle
Parrish, Billy Eagleston and
Greg Parrish helped to prepare


Chapter President Kaleb Clyatt (left), Vice President
Ashlyn Woodington (right) and UF's Dr. Shannon
Washburn (second from right).


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ag. department to see the facilities and have a chili
cookout.


and serve the chili. At the end
of a long day, everyone was
pleased with how things turned
out.
Keep reading the Union
County Times for more FFA
news.

Lake Butler

church to
hold football

gathering
Kick off the BCS National
Championship game, featuring
the University of Florida
Gators, with Anchor Christ
Central Ministries on Monday,
Jan. 8, at 7 p.m.


The church will be showing
the game on their big screen.
Free pizza and drinks are
provided.
Anchor Christ Central
Ministries is located three
miles south of Lake Butler off
of C.R. 231. Call Pastor Rob
Jarvis at (352) 258-5892 for
more details.


fnosdge comes by eyes.
always open and working"
W3.ds, and there i'o
kh-bWdge that is not.*
'.power. "
-.. Jeremy Taylor ...


(L-R) Lake Butler Sr. FFA chapter members Jenna
Driggers, Emily Brown and Caleb Williams were sub-
district winners in the speech competitions.


Austen Roberts (right) and Greg Parrish (left) ensure
that the chili is fit to eat.


Happy

New Year

to

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Dear Library Supporter,
The Union County Public Library is getting ready to begin its
construction project for a new, larger facility. In an effort to raise funds
for this much-needed building, the library is accepting donations for
parts of the picture shown on the next page. The painting that was
created for this project (painted by Marie Wiggs Tyre) will be
translated into a giant mural on the meeting room wall of the new
library building. It is estimated that each animal on the mural will be
life-size or larger. Listed below are the prices for each item. Just think
of the lasting benefits that you can have with your small investment -
the name of your business listed in the library for years, your family's
name showing support of the library and our community's education,
dedication in memory of a loved one, and much more...
Each item listed will have a plaque that corresponds to the item.
Leaf on the Tree:.............................$200 Flying
Limb on the Tree:...... ............................ $500 Large ]
Sm all Bird:......................................... ..... $500 Bear:..
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Trunk of Tree:........................................ $5,000

If you are interested in helping build your new library

by making a donation for a part of the mural,

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Page 4A UNION COUNTY TIMES Dec. 28, 2006


7-year-old Lake Butler girl's hair is a labor of love


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
A 7-year-old Lake Butler
girl decided to donate her hair
to Locks of Love after reading
a story in the newspaper in
July about a 5-year-old from
Starke who had done the same
thing.
Sierra Ferguson is in the
second grade at Lake Butler
Elementary School. She is the
daughter of Kathleen and
Jason Ferguson.
When not playing with her
Barbie dolls, or singing
karaoke, Sierra decided that
she wanted to donate her hair.


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
In a 5-0 vote, the Union
County School Board
members approved their
salaries at $22,430.
The only elected officials
faced with having to vote on
and approve their own salaries,
the school board members will
make the same amount they
did in the 2005-2006 school
year.
The Florida School Board
Association gives each school
district a recommended board
member salary. This year, that
figure was $24,279.
However, board member
Allen Parrish first raised
concern about the proposed
salary.
"I can't in good conscience
accept this salary ... when
we're not able to do the same
for our teachers," he said.
Chairman Alvin Griffis
agreed.
"It's unfair we're the only


However, it was not just a
story she read in the
newspaper that inspired Sierra.
Her grandmother lost her
hair and then her battle with
cancer.
"She saw how my mother
felt about loosing her hair,"
Kathleen Ferguson said.
"(Sierra)'s got a big heart."
Sierra has not had a haircut
since she was around 3 or 4
years old, her mother said,
except for trims.
When Sierra did decide to
have it cut for Locks of Love,
she also wanted it to be sort of
a Christmas present for
someone.


elected officials that vote on
our own salary," he said.
Board member Marsan Carr
did note, however, "We have
made progress in teacher's
salary."
Without much further
discussion, the board approved
the salary, which was $1,849
less than the recommendation
given by the Florida School
Board Association.
In 2005, board members
voted 4-1 to give themselves a
raise-with Parrish casting the
dissenting vote-but they had
approved less than the
recommended amount in the
two years prior.
The last compiled data by
the DOE in July 2006 put
Union's school board members
as the third lowest paid in the
state, with only Lafayette
($22,293) and Liberty
($22,181) counties ranked
lower. These two counties are
smaller than Union in
population.


On Dec. 20, Sierra got
approximately 11 inches of
hair cut off at the Jolie
Cheveux Salon and Spa in
Starke, and then donated it to
Locks of Love.
The Florida-based company
makes wigs for children who
have lost their hair to illness,
burns or other dermatological
conditions.
For almost 10 years, Locks
'of Love has been providing


free wigs to children under the
age of 18 who are financially
disadvantaged. Children like
Sierra make up 80 percent of
the total donors.
Each week, Locks of Love
receives 2,000 hair donations,
but still strives to reach every
child that has long-term hair
loss.
If interested in making a
donation to Locks of Love, the


Connie Stalker cuts 7-year-old Sierra Ferguson's
hair Dec. 20.


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Security at schools

is a team effort


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
School security is a growing
concern among law
enforcement, the school
district, students and parents,
so local officials have been
working continuously over a
period of time to provide a
more secure environment for
students.
One new development is
that three pagers have been
provided to the school district
by the Union County
Emergency Management and
E-911 Center. The audible
alert equipment will be located
in a prominent area at Lake
Butler Elementary School,
Lake Butler Middle School
and Union County High
School.
"These pagers can be set off
by our dispatch center
singularly or in unison should
any emergency information
need to be relayed to a school
site or sites," said Doug York,
Union County's Emergency
Management director, in a
letter to Superintendent of
Schools Carlton Faulk.
The pagers will be used for
emergency alerts, including


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information that a suspicious
person may attempt to come
onto a school site, nearby
accidents involving possible
chemical spills or fumes,
severe weather, or other law
enforcement actions nearby
concerning suspects that may
be at large.
Emergency Management
provided the pagers at no cost
to the school and wvith
instructions for staff on how to
use the pagers.
In addition to the pagers,
York said video monitoring
and communications, between
the school and emergency
management have continued to
improve.
"...With the great assistance
of [Faulk] and [his] staff, many
strides recently have been
made in safeguarding the
schools. on many levels," he
said. "...This advance has led
to a great margin of
information sharing between
staff and law enforcement in
the dispatch center. We will
continue to work closely with
[the school] in completing the
video links to the sheriff's
See TEAM, p. 5A


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Chairman Alvin Griffis, Dist. 2
Allen Parrish, Dist. I
Marsan Carr, Dist. 3
Sandra Floyd, Dist 4 (vce-chairan)
George Green Jr., Dist. 5
Dan Webb, Board Attomey


Sierra Ferguson
is shown right
before her first
hair cut in
approximately
four years.
Ferguson will
donate her 11 :
inches to Locks /
of Love.







organization gives the
following guidelines:
The hair donation munnst be at
least 10 inches long. Twelve
inches is preferable.
It must be bundled in a
ponytail or braid.
It cannot be damaged by


chemical processing.
Hair must be clean, dry and
placed in a plastic bag.
All bagged hair donations
can be mailed in a padded
envelope to Locks of Love,
2925 10th Avenue N., Suite
102, Lake Worth, FL 33461.


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VFW offers bingo,


other events for community


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor ,
For some people, there is
nothing like the thrill of having
several cards spread out before
them, dotting numbers as they
are called and waiting to yell
out-BINGO!
The Ladies Auxiliary of
VFW Post #10082 of Lake
Butler has a chance to do this
every Thursday night, and in
case you haven't heard, the
public is welcome to join in
the games, as well.
Every Thursday at 7 p.m.,
the auxiliary members who are
available to play, get together
at the post off of C.R. 231
south. The bingo numbers
appear on a screen and are read
aloud.
A snack is usually served
and the auxiliary allows for
three smoking breaks during
the two hours that they usually
play approximately 21 games.
These ladies don't just play
for fun, though. They sell
packs of cards, and the payout
is based on the number of
people who play. The jackpot
is usually around $100
depending on the size of the
crowd.
Proceeds benefit veterans,
including hospitals, the Ft.
McCoy retirement home and
soldiers who are stationed
overseas.
Besides the fun of bingo and
helping veterans, the auxiliary
members also have a cancer
table.
Each member brings items
to be raffled out. Proceeds are
donated for cancer research


Union County
Steps Up to
health
The Step-Up Union County
Committee will host a
community-wide health
promotion event in February or
March, with the goal of
bringing health awareness
information to all residents of
the county.
The Saturday program is
designed to enable everyone to
make healthy choices
regarding the food they eat, as
well as helping to promote
wayjt to incre"se'physicail
activity for every age group.
The underpinning for this
event is based on some
alarming statistics for the state
of Florida-and for Union
County too. The most recent
data from the 2005 Behavioral
Risk Factor Surveillance
Survey indicated that 61
percent of Florida adults were
overweight (38 percent) or
obese (23 percent).
In 2005, 15 percent of
Florida high school students
were at risk for being
overweight and an additional
11 percent were overweight.


TEAM
Continued from p. 4A

office during times of
emergency."
These new pagers are just
the latest in ways the school
and law enforcement
communities have been
researching and implementing
school security.
ljecently, a person unknown
to school site officials was sent
on campus to test security
measures that were already in
place.
As with- any situation, there
wag room for improvement,
andf Faulk said the staff and
scl6ol board are looking into
wh~t they can do to keep
students safe. One possibility
wold be to put up a fence
arouRnd LBMS and UCHS,
similar to the one at the
elementary school. LBES has
begun locking outside gates
until pick-up time at the end of
thekday, as well.



MISIT
Continued from p. 2A

difference between rural and
smill counties.
"There's not enough there to
get" urjobs down."
The result, he said, would be
to lookok at cutting services.
Sorpe distinction in the size of
a county could get Union
additional funding, he said.
Other speakers included
representatives from
Wcrthington Springs, Well
Florida Council, the Eighth
Judicial Circuit Court, Union
County Extension Office and
Emergency Management.
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First Baptist
to dedicate
sanctuary
The First Baptist Church of
Lake Butler will be dedicating
its sanctuary on Sunday, Jan.
7, at 9:30 and 11 a.m.
The church is located at 195
E. Main St. in Lake Butler.


UC offices
closed for
holiday
The Union County Tax
Collector's office will be
closed on Saturday, Dec. '30,
and the Union County
Courthouse will be closed on
Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, for New
Year's Day.


ABOVE: The VFW Ladies Auxiliary gets together every Thursday night at 7:30
p.m. to play bingo at Post 10082 (off C.R. 231 south). Games are open to the
public. TOP RIGHT: The VFW uses buddy poppies as an official flower to honor
veterans. The symbol came from John McCrae's poem "In Flander's Field."


and treatment.
The Ladies Auxiliary of
VFW Post #10082 would like
to invite the public out to their
bingo night not only for the
community to experience the
fun they have every week, but
also to raise more money for
the causes the auxiliary
supports.


Approximately 60 percent of
overweight children have at
least one risk factor for
cardiovascular disease such as
high blood pressure or high
cholesterol, and approximately
25 percent of overweight
children have two or more risk
factors. These unfortunate
statistics are also reflected in
the Union County data.
Step-Up Union County will
host a free, fun, family event
That will provIde opportunities
to sample healthy foods, talk
with health experts, learn
about local health programs
and engage in activities that
promote physical activity both
at the'event and for the future.


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The VFW ladies' and men's
auxiliaries not only support the
members of the VFW, but also
the community. If anyone has
a family member serving
overseas, they may contact
Ruth Tyre with the name and
address, and the VFW will
send care packages to that
service member.


The committee's goal is to
make Step-Up Union County a
yearly community experience
and to create ways to extend
the healthy eating/physical
activity program to our
residents throughout the year.
The committee is currently
represented by the Rev. Randy
Murray, Mary Brown at the
Union County Public Library,
Jennifer Thomas from Lake
Butler Hospital/Hand Surgery
Center, Kimberly Owens of
Suwannee River Area Health
Network, and Raynell Fields
and Joe Pietrangelo at the
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Annie Pittman at (386) 496-
1140.


In order to make this a
successful event, committee
volunteers are welcome. If you
are interested in being a part of
getting Step-Up Union County
off the ground, contact the
health department at (386)
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Page 6A UNION COUNhl lIMES vec. 2b, Z006


Worthington


Springs doing


well with finances


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor


Tim Coleman of Douglas,
Douglas and Farnsworth
presented the city of
Worthington Springs its audit
for the 2004-2005 fiscal year
at its last commission meeting.
"They had a good audit,"
Coleman said in a later
interview.
Worthington Springs was in
good financial shape during
that year, he said, and only had
a few things that were
unpleasing to the auditor.
One of these was not enough
employees double checking
the finances, but he said this is
common in a small town
government.
Another minor infraction


was a few invoices that were
missing. Coleman said this
was not irregular, and that the
city did extremely well since
they were working out of a
trailer that year due to the
hurricane that caused a tree to
fall on the community
center/city hall.
Worthington Springs Mayor
Jimmy Cason and commission
president John Rimes both said
they were pleased with the
results of the audit.
Citing the lowest millage
rate in the county and
broadening their tax base,
Rimes said he was and the
community should be pleased
with the progress the city
commission has been making
in Worthington Springs over
the past several years.


Sign-ups under


way for exchange


student families


Lake Butler resident Dawn
Brown is looking for one
family in the area who is
interested in making a
difference by hosting a
scholarship high school girl for
the spring semester from
Malaysia.
The teenager is coming
to the Bradford/Union
County area on the Youth
Exchange and Study Program
(YES).
Created by the U.S. State
Department as a response to
the events of Sept.. 11, 2001,
the YES program brings high
school students from countries
with significant Muslim
populations to live and study
in the U.S. for a year. The
goal is to promote cultural
diversity and religious
understanding.
These children are
ambassadors of their countries
and are excited to learn about
how we live and learn in the
United States.
Two YES students from
India and Egypt are already
studying in the Gainesville


area this school year. They
were selected out of thousands
that applied for their outgoing
personalities, academic
abilities and leadership
potential. YES students also
come with full medical
insurance and a monthly
government stipend.
Dawn Brown is a veteran
Cluster Director with PAX and
loves working with her
students. YES students look
forward to living like
American teens for one school
year, joining sports teams,
studying for exams and
participating fully in. family
life.
PAX families provide
students with meals, a place to
sleep and study, and a warm,
supportive environment.
Private rooms are not required
and single parents, young
couples and retirees are
welcome to apply.

For information call Dawn
Brown at (352) 316-2201'or
the PAX national office at
(800) 555-6211, ext. 304.


The proof is in the pig


According to Danny Thomas, president of the
Bradford-Union Swine Association, 52 Union County
show pigs were tagged and tattooed Dec. 9. Twenty-
one Union County 4-H and 31 FFA pigs were
identified for the Bradford County Fair.


Butler Townhomes


holds open house
(L-R) Susan Faulkner-O'Neal, an American Dream
Relator, Kim Oxley, of Capital City Bank, and Maggi
Wetzel, Butler Townhomes developer/owner,
discuss the financing options for customers. Lake
Butler City Manager Richard Tillis (not pictured, but
also at the open house) said he expects the project
to have more than a $4 million impact on the tax
base of the city and surrounding areas. He said this
will positively impact water, sewer, schools,
businesses and other aspects of the community.


Alachua

church to

hold January

gospel sing
Hope Community Baptist
Church of Alachua is starting
its gospel sings again in
January of 2007.
It has been almost a year
since the church has had the
gospel sings and will welcome
in the new year with one on
Saturday, Jan. 13. "The
Bluegrass Prophets" will
perform at 7 p.m.
After January, the church
will continue to have gospel
music every second Saturday
of the month.
Hope Community Baptist is
located at 13719 N.W. 146th
Ave. in Alachua. To learn
more, call (386) 496-2851.

UCHS offers

after-school

FCAT

coaching
"Attention, parents and
students: Union County High


2007
With sincere appreciation
for your good will, we

extend best wishes for
the new year.


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School will be offering after-
school coaching for students to
better prepare them for the
FCAT test.
This one-on-one and small
group instruction will be
available Monday through
Thursday from 3:15 4:15
p.m. Coaching services will
last until Thursday, Feb. 22.
The high school staff
encourages students to seize
this opportunity to receive
individual help so they will be
better prepared for the FCAT.
Students must pass the FCAT
to graduate.
If you are interested in your
child taking part in these
FCAT coaching sessions,
please call UCHS reading
coach Geraldine Griffis at
(386) 496-3040, ext. 4946, to
arrange for your child to
participate.








TAX DEED #63-2006-TD-0004
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
The Bradford Telegraph, the


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May you find
peace,joy and happiness
today and in the New Year.

CITY OF LAKE BUTLER
Jimmy Beasley, Mayor
Brantley Crawford,
Vice Mayor
Commissioners
Ray Crawford
Fletcher Myers
Leroy Stalvey
Richard Tillis, City Manager
John E. Maines IV
City Attorney


holders) of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE #: 193
YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2000
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
31-05-20-20-008-0040-0
The East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Block
8, Townsend's Addition to the City of
Lake Butler, according to the plat
thereof recorded in the Plat Book 1,
Page 8, public records of Union
County, Florida, LESS AND
EXCEPT the North 21 feet of the
above described property.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
Atlantic Mortgage & Investment
Corporation. Said property being in
the County of Union, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to the law the
property described in such certificate
will be sold to the highest bidder in
the Courthouse lobby at 11:00 a.m.,
the 11th day of January, 2007. Dated
this 29th day of November, 2006.
REGINA H. PARRISH
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding should
contact (386) 496-3711.
12/7 4tchg. 12/28

PUBLIC NOTICE
City of Lake Butler Code
Enforcement Board
The City of Lake Butler Code
Enforcement Board will hold a public
hearing in response to an appeal of a
Violation Order issued entitled
CEASE AND DESIST ORDER NO.
CD-06-0010 issued Aug. 30, 2006.
The hearing will be held to receive
comments from the property owner
to show or demonstrate due cause as
to why this Order should not be
carried forward. The hearing will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in the
Commission Chambers of the Lake
Butler City Hall, 200 SW 1st Street,
Lake Butler, FL., and will begin at 7
p.m. or as shortly thereafter as
possible.
12/21 2tchg 12/28
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE BY THE
TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF RAIFORD,
FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
ordinance, which title hereinafter
appears, will be considered for
enactment by the Town Council of
the Town of Raiford, Florida, at a
public hearing on January 9, 2007, at
5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard. The public
hearing will be conducted in the
Town Council Meeting Room at the
Town of Raiford Town Hall located at
the intersection of State Road 121
and County Road 229, Raiford,
Florida. A copy of said ordinance is
available for public inspection at the
Office of the Town Clerk, located in
Sthe Town of Raiford Town Hall
located at the intersection of State
Road 121 and County Road 229,
Raiford, Florida, during regular
business hours. On the date, time
and place first above mentioned, all
interested parties may appear arid be
heard with respect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE'NO. 06-01 '-
AN ORDINANCE OF'THE'TOWN
OF RAIFORD, FLORIDA,
ESTABLISHING A
CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL
.ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
This public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that
the date, time and place of. any
continuation of this public hearing
shall be announced during the public
hearing and that no further notices
regarding. this matter will be
published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calender weeks from the
date of the above referenced hearing.
All persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision made
at the above-referenced public
hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
12/28 l1tchg.
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCE BY THE
TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF RAIFORD,
FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
ordinance, which title hereinafter
appears, will be considered for
enactment by the Town Council of
the Town of Raiford, Florida, at a
public hearing on January 9, 2007, at
5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard. The public
hearing will be conducted in the
Town Council Meetina Room at the
Town of Raiford Town&Hall located at
the intersection of State Road 121


and County Road 229, Raiford,
Florida. A copy of said ordinance is
available for public inspection at the
Office of the Town Clerk, located in
the Town of Raiford Town Hall
located at the intersection of State
Road 121 and County Road 229,
Raiford, Florida, during regular
business hours. On the date, time
and place first above mentioned, all
interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 06-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN
OF RAIFORD, FLORIDA,
ESTABLISHING A
PROPORTIONATE FAIR-SHARE
TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
This public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised that
the date, time and place of any
continuation of this public hearing
shall be announced during the public
hearing and that no further notices
regarding this matter will be
published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calender weeks from the
date of the above referenced hearing..
All persons are advised that if they
dedide to appeal any decision made at
the above-referenced public hearing,
they will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, they may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
12/28 ltchg.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING AND ENACTMENT
OF ORDINANCES
BY THE CITY COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF LAKE
BUTLER
The City Of Lake Butler City
Commission will hold a Public
Hearing at 5:15 PM or as shortly
thereafter as possible at the Regular
Meeting of the Commission on
Monday, January 8, 2007, to receive
public comment on the enactment of
Ordinance No. 06-13 and Ordinance
No. 06-14 to amend the Future Land
Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan
and to amend thecurrent Zoning Atlas
of the Land Development Regulations
respectively:
ORDINANCE NO. 06-13
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT
OF TEN OR LESS ACRES OF
LAND TO THE FUTURE LAND USE
PLAN MAP OF THE CITY OF LAKE
BUTLER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION
BY THE PROPERTY OWNER OF
SAID ACREAGE, UNDER THE
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES
ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS
163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215,
FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE
CLASSIFICATION FROM
RESIDENTIAL, MODERATE
DENSITY (LESS THAN OR EQUAL.
TO 4 DWELLING UNITS PER
ACRE) TO RESIDENTIAL, MEDIUM
DENSITY (LESS THAN OR EQUAL
TO 8 DWELLING UNITS PER
ACRE) ON CERTAIN LANDS,
WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS
*OF THE CITY OF LAKE BUTLER,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING.ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 06-14
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE REZONING
OF LESS THAN TEN
CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF LAND,
PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION
BY THE PROPERTY OWNER OF
SAID ACREAGE; AMENDING THE
OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF THE
CITY OF LAKE BUTLER LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS;
PROVIDING FOR REZONING
FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE
FAMILY (RSF/2) TO RESIDENTIAL
.SINGLE FAMILY (RSF-3) ON
CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The proposed Ordinances may be.
examined at the office of the City
Manager between the hours of 8:00
AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through
Friday, at City Hall. The public,
hearing will be held in the City
Commission Chambers at City Hall
at 200 S. W. 1st Street, Lake Butler,
Florida, 32054. All interested parties
may appear and be heard with
respect to these proposed
ordinances. All persons are advised
that if they need to appeal any
decision made at this meeting, a
verbatim record of the proceedings
may be needed. Written comments
may be submitted to the above
address to the attention of Richard O.
Tillis, Land Development
Administrator. All interested persons
are, invited to attend and comment
Richard O. Tillis,
City Clerk
12/28 ltchg.


Wishing all our friends
& customers a very

Happy

New Year!


We look forward
to serving you
in 2007.


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Lake Butler


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New Year
May the New Year bring
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Section B: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006





News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region area
-- --M E dIiN


Bringing in the new year also brings out old traditions
BY TERESA were planted, and so this time by new emperors so much so the sun, Caesar made a of January was named after the future.
STONE-IRWIN of the year symbolized new that it finally became out of declaration that the previous god Janus. Janus became the symbol for
Telegraph Staff Writer growth and a time to look synchronization with the sun. year was to drag on for 445 The image of Janus-still resolutions as many Roman
forward to the future. In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar days. found today on many Roman began the tradition of seeking
forward~o the uture.hn 46wB..,eJulistCaetdas.icoos-isfjseeking


Happy New Year! lose
words are frequently heard on
the first day of January each
year. However, the new year
has not always been celebrated
on Jan. 1.
. Over 4,000 years ago,
ancient Babylonians began the
tradition of celebrating the new
year on March 23 with
festivities lasting for eleven
days.
Historians say that the
Babylonians chose this time of
the year to celebrate a new
year because it was the
beginning of the new spring.
With each spring, new crops

CRIME

Clay area

arrests
The following people were
arrested by the Clay County
Sheriff's Office over the past
week from the Keystone-
Melrose area of Clay County:
Shaun Goetzman, 22, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
by CCSO Dec. 22 on two
charges of simple battery.
Luis Santiago, 39, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 22 by CCSO on one
charge of grand theft.
Ross Travis, 37, of Keystone
Heights, was arrested Dec. 24
by CCSO for driving under the
influence and possession of
less than 20 grams of
marijuana.
Helen Matthews, 35, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 23 by
CCSO on two warrants, one
for failure to appear in court on
an original charge of driving
while license is suspended or
revoked, and one for issuing a
worthless check.
Steven Sherouse, 20, of
Keystone Heights, was
arrested Dec. 23 by CCSO for
disorderly intoxication.
Kelly Ellsworth, 43, of
Keystone Heights, -was
arrested Dec. 21 by CCSO for
retail theft after he allegedly
took two bottles of mouthwash
from the shelves of CVS in
Keystone, concealed them in
his clothing, and left the store
without paying.
Joseph Goodwin, 50, of
Keystone Heights, was
arrested Dec. 21 by CCSO for
driving while license is
suspended or revoked.
Bret Wyman, 23, of
Keystone Heights, was
arrested Dec. 21 by CCSO for
possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Donna Frey, 51, of Melrose
was arrested Dec. 20 by CCSO
on two warrants for worthless
check charges.
Rosalinda McArtor, 29, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 20 by CCSO for driving
under the influence.
Michael Rich, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 20 by CCSO on a warrant
for failure to appear in court on
a charge of violating Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
regulations.
Cristy Adams, 29, of
Melrose was arrested Dec. 19
by CCSO on three
warants-one for failure to
appear in court on a charge of
theft of gas, one for violation
of probation on an original
charge of DUI, and one for
failure to appear in court for a
charge of driving while license
is suspended or revoked.
Jeffrey Gaudette, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 19 by CCSO on a warrant
for, violation of probation on
an original charge of felony
DWLSR.
Ashley Smith, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 19 by CCSO on a warrant
for violation of probation on
an original charge of petit
theft.


Throughout time, the
Romans continued to observe
the new year in late March, but
the calendar was often changed


established Jan. 1 as the date
of a new year when he created
the Julian calendar. In order to
synchronize the calendarwith


Making New
Year's resolutions
Around 153 B.C., the month


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It was another year of


upgrades for Blanding ___ 1


Blanding continues to get
upgrades in 2006

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
One big-money project was
completed and another one got
under way in 2006 as Camp
Blending continued to
uprgrade its facilities as funds
are made available.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony
was held April 8 to officially
open the camp's new
combined support maintenance
shop-a federally funded
project that was completed at a
cost of $24.5 million.
Several people spoke at the
opening ceremony of the
condition of the old CSMS,
which was operating out of
World War II-era facilities.
Retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Quinn,
one of the ceremony's guest
speakers, said he visited the
CSMS in 1973 and could not
believe the people were
working in such conditions
then.
Now, CSMS personnel have
110,054 square feet on 35
acres at their disposal, along
with air conditioning and
restrooms.
Also,,.mones was. used to
purchase new tools and state-
of-the-art equipment.
"We did the right thing,"
-Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett,
the adjutant general of Florida,
said upon surveying tie new
facilities.
April 8 proved to be a busy
day at Camp Blanding. Not


only was the new GSMS
officially opened, but a
groundbreaking ceremony was
held for a $56.8 million
federally funded project-a
new regional training institute.
Maj. Lloyd "Bob" Thomas,
facility manager at Camp
Blanding, said phase one of the
project is 70 percent complete,
with phase two having just
started. He anticipates phase
three starting in September
2007.
"That project's going very
well," Thomas said.
The new regional training
institute, which is projected to
be complete in the fall of 2009,
will encompass 288,900 square
feet and consist of education,
billeting, dining,
administration and storage and
supply buildings.
The education area of the
complex will include
classrooms, an auditorium,
library, training/simulation
center, distance learning
center, break area and a
physical fitness center.
Barracks facilities will
accommodate 500 beds, and
the dining area will seat 200.
"It will be beautiful when
it's done," Thomas said.
The RTI .is responsible for
training non-commissioned
officers as well as providing
training in combat arms,
leadership and military
occupational specialty.
General studies training for
the Army National Guard,
Army Reserve and the active
duty service components is


also a responsibility of the
school.
Moody Hall getting
new look
Camp Blanding's service
club, Moody Hall, is currently
undergoing a transformation-
it will become a conference
center that will include a
dining facility.
It is a state-funded project
that is expected to be
completed in April-May 2007.
Clay County received a grant
from the Florida Defense
Alliance to assist with the
project.
"We've matched that grant
money with some state funds
to build that center," Thomas
said. "That's about a $1.3
million total project."
The conference center is
approximately 10,000 square
feet and should be a plus for
both military units and
community organizations from
the surrounding area, Thomas
said.
"It will be as nice as any
hotel conference room you can
find," he said. "It's being done
very elaborately, decorated
very well with hard-wood
floors, crown molding and so
forth."
Past fiscal year has
been a benefit to
Camp Blanding
There are other projects that
are ongoing or have been
See UPGRADE, p. 6B


Nook'Crawford skims the top of the cane syrup to remove foam that is formed
when the cane stalk residue floats to the top of the sugar cane juice.


Bradford family keeps

on grinding for tradition


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
Cane grindings are headed
the way of dinosaurs,
typewriters and the traditional
farm life.
To keep this from
happening, one Bradford
County family tries to keep
-this tradition alive.
The Crawford family
recently held their annual cane
grinding at the home of Cecil
Jr.-known simply as
Junior-and Lulamae
Crawford, which' is about five
miles west of, Lawtey.
Junior grows the sugar cane
each year and his brother,
Nook Crawford, does the
cooking. Guests and other
family members bring food to
serve and help bottle the syrup
once it is made.
Junior and Nook are the sons

Hospice is in need of volunteers.
There will be a volunteer training
program soon, and if interested in
this important volunteer
opportunity, call Carolyn Long,
386-328-7100.


of .the late Cecil and Dora
Crawford. Out of Cecil's seven
siblings, the only surviving
member of his generation,
Effie Patrick, of Jacksonville,
also attended the event.
Not limited to only family,
friends from Bradford and
Union counties showed up, as
well.
Nook said his dad, known as


the Collard King of Bradford
County, began the cane
grindings in 1963. His mom
drove the tractor that powered
the mill, and Cecil's brother,
Stanley Crawford, helped him
feed the sugar cane into the
mill until his death in 1993.
When Cecil died in 199,9,
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soon become a conference center, which Maj. Lloyd "Bob" Thomas, facility
manager at Blanding, said "will be as nice as any hotel conference room you can
find."


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YEAR
Continued from p. 1B


out forgiveness from
enemies, resolving
conflicts.


their
past


A resolution made by
ancient Babylonians was to do
something like return
borrowed farm equipment.
Today, popular New Year's
resolutions generally involve
kicking a bad habit such as
smoking or resolving to go on
a diet.
Luck in the New
Year
It was also tradition for early
Romans to hold a festival each
new year in honor of the god
Janus.
They often exchanged gifts
such as gold-covered nuts or
coins imprinted with pictures
of the god Janus with wishes
of good luck.
Today, many cultures have
traditional beliefs that they can
bring good luck in the coming
year by performing a ritual or
by eating .a certain food on the
first day of the new year.
Vietnam
Vietnamese tradition holds
that they live with different
gods in their homes keeping
track of their deeds as well as
protecting the family from
harm.
The Vietnamese celebration
is called Tet, which means the
morning of the first day of the
new year, and lasts for 7 days.
They ,begin by giving
presents to their gods so when
those gods report to Heaven,
they will look favorably upon
the family. Everyone must
remain happy during Tet to
ward off bad luck in the
coming new year.
hina
Homes throughout China;
Taiwan and Southeast Asia,
display a picture of their
kitchen god, Tsao Chun, that
hangs over the stove.
It is a Chinese belief that
Tsao Chun is a moral force in
the lives of their family
members, watching over them
and what goes on inside the
home.
Much like the Vietnamese
tradition, the Chinese believe
that. Tsao Chun reports to
Heaven at the time of their
new year celebration as. to the
good or bad behavior .of each
family membervi .'* ''
Customarily, family
members bribe Chun into
giving a much sweeter version
of their deeds or misdeeds by
smearing sugar or honey on his
mouth in the picture.
Another Chinese tradition is
cleaning their homes from top
to bottom, sweeping away any
traces of bad luck.
Greece
In Greece, Jan. 1 is
celebrated as not only the new
year, but also as St. Basil's
Day.
One of the forefathers of the
Greek Orthodox Church, they
believe that he died on this day
and remember him for his
kindness and generosity to the
poor.
Part of the tradition is St.
Basil filling the shoes of
children with presents as
midnight.
Denmark
Throughout the year, old
dishes are saved to throw at the
homes of friends on New
Year's Eve. To receive a heap
of broken dishes on your
doorstep on New Year's is
considered a sign that one has'
many friends.
Japan
.Japanese children receive
"otoshidamas" which are small
gifts with money inside them.
To ward off evil spirits,
Japanese families hang a rope
of straw across the front of
their houses, which stands for
happiness and good luck. '
At .midnight Dec. 31, the
bells of the temples are rung
108 times to chase away 108
troubles or earthly desires in
the Buddhist canon.
Known as joyano-kane, the
Japanese tradition holds that
laughter following the bell
tolls will help drive away the
bad spirits.
Other countries have various
good luck traditions practiced
each new year.
Bolivian families hang
wood or straw dolls outside
their homes to bring good luck
and the Swiss allow a drop of
cream to land on the floor for
good luck on New Year's.Day.
At midnight on New Year's
Eve, people in France kiss'
under the mistletoe and offer


best wishes for the coming
New Year.
Children *in Northern
Portugal are given treats and
coins as they go caroling,
singing old: songs known as
Janeiro's, a custom said to
bring them all good luck.
Ukrainians throw rice at


others on New Year's Day to
bring them good luck.
United States
An early American custom
was making as much noise as
possible to scare away evil
spirits in the new year.
In the 1700s, American
colonists were continuing the
tradition with shouting,
cheering and noisemakers on
New Year's Eve.
This tradition, along with
shooting off fireworks
continues as an American
tradition today.
Many people attend parties
on Dec. 31 and at midnight,
they make noise, cheer, clap,
kiss each other and sing the
Scottish song "Auld Lang
Syne."
It is said that "Auld Lang
Syne" is probably the most
popular song that no one
actually knows the lyrics to.
The phrase auld lang syne
literally translates as old long
since, meaning good old days
gone by.
Bandleader Guy Lombardo
popularized the song and
turned it into a New Year's
tradition. Lombardo first heard
"Auld Lang Syne" in his
hometown of London, Ontario,
where it was sung by Scottish
immigrants.
His band, known as Guy
Lombardo and His Royal
Canadians, performed the song
regularly and in 1929, played it
at midnight at a New Year's
Eve party .at the Roosevelt
Hotel in New York City, thus
beginning the tradition.
Probably the most famous
tradition in the United States is
the countdown to the new year
held in New York City's Time
Square.
A minute long lowering of
the New Year ball begins at
11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 and
comes to rest at exactly
midnight.
Thousands of people crowd
into Times Square to watch the
event unfold and millions of
others. view the live broadcast
from their television sets.
The tradition first began in
1907, with the original ball
being made of iron and wood.
The current ball is made of
Waterford crystal, six feet in
diameter and weighing 1,070
pounds.
Food traditions
for good luck
: Some : countries have
traditions of eating certain
foods on New Year's Day in`'
order to bring good-luck.
A tradition that started in
Spain but picked up by many
other counties is the eating of
12 grapes during the last 12
seconds just before the new
year begins.
It is said that those who are
able to finish the grapes by
midnight are given good luck
for the rest of the new year.
While in France people eat a
stack of pancakes for luck and
good health, eating noodles at
midnight is customary at
Buddhist temples in Japan.
A German tradition is to eat
pork and sauerkraut on New
Year's Day for ,good luck.
Eating pickled herring as the
very first food of the New
Year is said to bring good luck
to the Polish.
In the Philippines, having a
large meal that contains a
variety of foods on the table at
midnight ensures the
abundance of food in the
upcoming year.
Boiled cod is tradition on
New Year's Eve in Denmark
and olie-bollen, a donut-like
fritter, is popular in Holland.
In many parts of the United
States, especially the South,
there is a tradition of eating
black-eyed peas on New
Year's Day.
Black-eyed peas are thought
to .:bring ,good luck and
prosperity. Cabbage is another
food traditionally consumed on
New Year's Day, thought to
bring money for the new year.
Some believe the custom of
eating black-eyed peas for luck
started during the Civil War
when Southern troops had to
eat what was available to them.
They considered the peas
lucky because they prevented
soldiers from starvation.
In some ares of the United
States, black-eyed peas are
referred to as cowpeas because
they were once only used as
food for cattle.


Even back in the days of
Pharaoh, black-eyed peas-
which are actually ,not peas,
but lentils-were a symbol of
luck and good fortune.
The belief was that those
who ate the inexpensive black-
eyed peas were humbling
themselves and being saved
from the wrath of heaven
because of their vanity.
Either way, black-eyed .peas
are an excellent source of
calcium, vitamin A and folate.
The popular dish of black-
eyed peas and rice served on
New Year's Day is Hoppin'
John.


There are many stories about
where the name originated, but
it likely comes from the
French creole pois a pigeon
which means pigeon peas.
Quick Hoppin' John with
canned black-eyed peas:
1 cup chopped onion
I tbsp. bacon drippings
2-16 oz. cans of black-eyed
peas, slightly drained
1 cup chopped cooked ham
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 cups hot cooked rice
salt to taste
In a large saucepan, saut6
chopped onion in bacon
drippings until tender. Stir in
black-eyed peas, ham, and
cayenne pepper. Simmer for
about 10 minutes; stir in hot
cooked rice and salt. Serves 4
to 6.
Hoppin' John made from
fresh dried black-eyed peas:
2 cups dried black eyed peas
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 lbs. ham hocks
2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/4 tsp. pepper
Soak peas in 6 cups of water
overnight. Put the peas with
the juice in a large pot and add
onions, celery, and ham hocks.
Cover and cook over medium
heat until peas are tender but
still whole, about 45 minutes.
Add rice and pepper, cover,
and simmer for about 1 hour,
or until rice is tender.
Remove bones and
unwanted fat from ham hocks
and throw away. Mix meat
back into peas and rice. Serves
4 to 6.


WORTH NOTING
Starke and Lake Butler Head
Start is now enrolling students.
The free federally funded program
is now taking applications for the
2006-2007 school year.
The program is open to preschool
children who turn 3 years old on or
before Sept. 1. Head. Start offers
educational activities, health and
family services. To apply in Starke,
call Kyle Bonesteel at (904) 964-
8280 to set up an appointment.
Parents may also stop by the Starke
Center, located at 1080 N. Pine St.,
or contact ECS Resource and
Referral at (904) 964-1543. To
apply in Lake Butler, call Alberta
Hampton at (386) 496-2160 or visit
495 Southeast 51h Si Bring the
child's Birth Ceruwicare and prof'o
Income when applying. ,
A meditation and stress control
workshop is held every Thursday at
6:30 p.m. at the Senior Health Care
Center. Call to register (904) 782-
1069.
Do you have any concerns about
your child's development? Free
information and/or screenings are
available for ages birth to 5 years.
To schedule an appointment, call
Child Find at.(800) 227-6036 or go
to www. nefec.org/fdlrs (click on
Child Find).


Starke
Kiwanis to
host sporting
clays, poker
tournaments
Jan. 6
The Kiwanis Club of Starke
will be hosting a sporting clays
tournament at the Bradford
Sportsmen's Farm in Graham
on Saturday, Jan. 6, beginning
at 8:45 a.m. with a safety
meeting.
Each entry costs $100
(which includes lunch), with
all profits going toward the
Santa Fe Community College
scholarship fund (children are
welcome to participate if
accompanied by an adult).
The tournament, which
begins at 9 a.m. following the
safety meeting, is a 100-turget
Lewis Class event (three
classes, A-C). Payouts are as
follows: HOA-$300, first
place-$200, second place-$150
and third place-$ 100.
More than 20 door prizes
will also be awarded.
Ear and eye protection is
required of all participants.
Immediately following
lunch, the Kiwanis Club will
host a Texas Hold 'Em poker
tournament, which has an
entry fee of $50. The cash
prizes are as follows: first
place-40 percent ,of the total
entry fees, second place-23
percent, third place-13 percent,
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Ed itorial/Opinion

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 Page 4B


The birth of freedom in America

It seems that in times of crisis tensions between the two sides. The
someone always rises to meet the test, policy of "taxation without represen-
and the architects of the American station" in parliamentary procedures
Constitution are a prime example. did not fit into the mindset of freedom
Those noble men rose to the occasion envisioned by residents of the New
at a critical time in history, and like World, who left the comforts of home
writers of the Bible, prepared a manu- to begin a new life in a new land.
script that has never been surpassed Although few in number, the peo-
for guidance of men and women in ,pie of England and Western Europe
good times and bad. who braved the rigors of crossing the
In the latter half of the 18th century, Atlantic Ocean didn't plan to establish
times were tough in the Colonies, another England on the Eastern shore
perched on the Eastern coast of North of North America.
America, fighting the Indians and While two of the most irritating leg-
French and suffering under the tax islative acts were rescinded, the Eng-
yoke of Great Britain, the most pow- lish struck a fatal nerve in attempting
erful nation in the world at the time. to force colonists to buy tea only from
The mother country was taxing the British merchants at inflated prices.
colonists for everything, including a To understand the situation, in the
tax to support theChurch of England, late 18th century tea was the interna-
a cost normally supported by mem- tional nonalcoholic drink, especially
bers of each church, among the English populace. With
But it wasn't the church tax that British ships plying the oceans of
led the colonists to revolt; it was the the world, England became the pri-
Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townsh- mary buyer and seller of tea. In their
end'Act of 1767, imposed by the Brit- attempt to control the tea market,
.ish government. (There were other they made the grave mistake of rais-
issues, but these two irritated the ing taxes and prices, and attempting
colonists more than others.) to control the amount of tea entering
The Stamp Act, the fourth in a American harbors.
series, added tax for the support of In December 1773, a small group
British troops in the colonies, tax- of Bostonians boarded three English
ing all legal documents, commercial ships in Boston Harbor and dumped
contracts, newspapers, wills, pam- the cargo of tea into the, sea. This'
phlets and playing cards. Lawyers and action became known in American
notaries had to. pay $10 American for history as The Boston Tea Party. The
certification, while English counter- already strained relations between
parts paid only $2, and because of the England and the.colonies deteriorated
paperwork produced by attorneys, the even further and contributed to the
tax on them was especially galling, colonists' determination for indepen-
British Treasurer Charles Townsh- dence.
end proposed the tax that carried' his Not everyone living in the colonies
name (and the king liked the plan) to was happy about boarding ships and
tax the colonists in order to reduce destroying cargo. There was a large
real estate tax on landowners in Eng- contingent of Americans who contin-
land, and to maintain forts in America ued to be loyal to the crown, includ-
protecting fur traders rather than set- ing the renowned Benjamin Franklin,
tNers.-1,uai, .proposed and passed,4,.,,w reprpoteqdLy|4ff e=d, to pay,4orthe->
in, 17,67--was repealed in ""0, but "'d'es'tfoyed tfr'ihis owin pocket.'
colonsis were not appeased. However, the Loyalists, as they were
The root of the problem with the called, were unable to prevent the
American taxpayers was their lack of Revolutionary War.
representation in the House of Corn- By Buster Rahn,
mons and appeasement by the Brit- Telegraph Editorialist
ish in lowering taxes didn't reduce


A tractor is used to power the mill. In less modern times, a mule or other farm
animal would be used to power the mill.


CANE
Continued from p. 2B
Nook and Junior took over the
operation and moved it from
their dad's homeplace to
. Junior's farm.
Edward Crawford, cousin to
Nook and Junior, said the cane
grinding was once larger with
more kettle cookers, but things
,iave changed with time.
"It's almost a thing of the
past," he said. "Very few
people do this any more."
While it's easy to go to the
grocery store and buy a bottle
of syrup, this family tradition
shows how hard work was a
way of life and a necessity.
After the sugar cane is
grown and cut down, it is fed
through a mill. The Crawfords
use a tractor attached to the
mill to squeeze the juice out of
the cane.
The juice is then boiled until
it reaches 34 on the Baume
scale, where it has crystallized
into syrup.
As Nook stirred the liquid in
the 55-gallon kettle cooker, he
said the whole process took
about three hours, producing 7
and a half gallons of syrup.
Guests are sent home riot
only with a fresh bottle of cane
syrup, but an appreciation of
how things were done by past
generations.


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Shyrel Crawford bottles the cane syrup with the help
of Molly Zapp, a student at Lake Butler Elementary
chool.. .. .
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Florida
strawberries
add style to
winter
As Florida's strawberry
season moves into full
production, shoppers
throughout North America are
brightening their cold winter
days with this delicious and
colorful treat from the
Sunshine State.
The Florida Strawberry
Growers Association is
teaming up with grocers to
promote the state's signature
berry through its new "Drop
Red Gorgeous" campaign-that
embodies the idea that "you are
what you eat." Wal-Mart and
other retailers are featuring
fresh Florida strawberries and
the eye-catching "Drop Red
Gorgeous" point-of-sale
signage in their produce


sections from now through
February. The marketing
campaign touts the nutritional
benefits of Florida strawberries,
which are low in calories and
free of sodium and fat, and
packed with vitamin C,
potassium, fiber, folic acid, and
.powerful, disease-fighting
antioxidants.
"The strawberry is America's
most popular berry," Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles, H. Bronson said.
"People know it's delicious,
but the good news is it is also
one of our most nutritious food
choices."

Plant City is the "Winter
Strawberry Capital of thl
World," and from December
through February, Florida
strawberries dominate the U.S.
market. Florida is the nation's
second-largest producer of
strawberries, with eastern.
Hillsborough County the
center of Florida's strawberry
production.


Substantial commercial
acreage can also be found in
Alachua, Pasco, 'and Polk
counties. Florida's strawberry
farmers receive about. $129
million in cash receipts
annually for their harvest.
Bronson offered the
following strawberry buying
tips for shoppers:
Look for strawberries that
are fully and deeply red. Be
sure the color has spread from
one end of the berry to the
other. Don't choose a berry
with white or green spots in
hopes it will ripen up on your
windowsill; strawberries stop
ripening as soon as the' ,are
picked.
If you can touch the
berries, check to see that they,
are firm but not hard. The
calyx, the strawberry's leafy
cap, should be fresh and green.
Don't wash strawberries
until you are ready to eat them.
Refrigerate strawberries if
you're not going to eat them
within a day or two.


Op-,


TOP LEFT: Union
County resident Alvin
Griffis (left) and Ricky
Moorhouse catch up
while cooling off with
iced tea. BOTTOM
LEFT: Bradford County
resident Doyle Thomas
(left) discusses issues
facing the county with
Union County resident
Marvin Tucker (right).


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OBITUARIES


Rosa Brunson
MELROSE Rusa Lee Howze
Brunson, 94, of Melrose died
Friday. Dec. 22, 2006, at the
home of her son., Henry Alvin
"Al" Brunson, in Melrose
following an extended illness.
Born on Aug. 18, 1912, to
Darius Nelson Howze and Birdie
Lee Roe Howze of Stockton, Ga.,
Mrs. Brunson lived much of her
life in Savannah, Ga. and
Jacksonville before moving to
Nassau County 30 years ago. She
attended First Baptist Church of
Callahan. She was a welder at the
Jacksonville Shipyards during
World War II1, helping to build
liberty ships. In 1972, she
retired and moved to Callahan
where she worked at the Nassau
Senior Citizens Center near
Hilliard for many years.
Mrs. Brunson is survived by:
two sons, Grover Leslie Brunson
Jr. of Callaha' 'and Henry Alvin
Brunson .of Melrose; a sister,
Audrey Mae Howze Bass of Lake
Park, Ga.; six grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren, and seven
great-great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by seven
brothers, Walter, Fred, Clyde,
Gruver, Daries, Donald and
Bruce; and two sisters, Nora Mae
and Evelyn.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Brunson will be held at 10 a.m.
on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, in
the DeWitt C. Jones Chapel in
Keystone Heights with pastor
Jim Prose officiating. Graveside
services will follow at 1:30 p.m.
'at Jones Cemetery in Nassau
County with the Rev. Lynn Hyatt
officiating.

Jesse Crawford
LAKE BUTLER Jesse Lee
Crawford. 95, of Lake Butler died
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at
Shands Starke following an
extended illness.
A lifelong resident of Union
County, Mr. Crawford was the
son of the late John Daniel
Crawford and Daisey Brannon
Crawford. He retired from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
as a district director. He served in
the Army Air Corps during World
War H and was a member of the
Lake Butler Church of Christ.
Mr. Crawford is survived by:
his wife of 65 years, Margaret
Catheryne Rainey Crawford; two
daughters, Peggy Crawford
Hollingsworth and Louanne
Wessner, both of Lake Butler; a
sister, Louise Alston of
Zephyrhills; and three
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by a brother, Seeber
Buck Crawford, and three sisters,
Edna Brannen, Agnes Keller and
Milo Roberts.
Funeral services for Mr.
Crawford were Dec. 23, 2006, in
Lake Butler Church of Christ
with brother Scott Fisher
officiating. Burial followed in
Midway Cemetery under the care
of Archer Funeral Home of Lake
Butler.

Milton Dukes
LAKE BUTLER Milton
Robert Dukes, 96, of Lake Butler
died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at
his residence following a brief
illness.
A lifelong resident of Union
County, Mr. Dukes was the son
of the late Jonathan Matthew
Dukes and Lucinda ,Douglas
Dukes. He was a farmer most of
his life and also was a game
'warden early in his life. He
retired from the Department of
Corrections 30 years ago and was
a member of Little Springs
Primitive .Baptist Church in
Worthington Springs.
Mr. Dukes is survived by: his
wife of 75 years, Carland Harden
Dukes; four daughters, Hilda
Robinson of Orlando, Delaris
Cavanaugh of Atlanta, Glenda
Thigpen of Alachua and,Pam
Roberts of Jacksonville; three
sons, Wayne Dukes, J.R. Dukes
and Faren Dukes,, all of Lake
Butler; 14 .grandchildren and
several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Dukes
will be held on Thursday, Dec.
28, 2006, at Little Springs
Primitive Baptist Church with
Elder Roger Pinkston
officiating. Burial will follow in
Old Providence Cemetery under
the care of Archer Funeral Home
of Lake Butler.
Family will receive friends at
the funeral home on Wednesday,
Dec. 27, 2006, from 6-8 p.m.

Vernie Forsyth
RAIFORD '-Vernie M. -
Forsyth, 92, of Raiford died
Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at the
home df her daughter, Jewel
Pittman in Willow Springs, Mo.,
following an extended illness.
Born in Flemington, Ga., the
daughter of the late Daniel'
Maulden and Kat Gordon
Maulden, Mrs. Forsyth was a
homemaker and member of Mt.
Zion Primitive Baptist Church in
Lake Butler.


In addition to her daughter,
Mrs. Forsyth is survived by: a
son, T.J. Forsyth of Raiford; a
sister, Mildred Gordon of
Savannah, Ga.; .,, six
grandchildren, 13 great-
grandchildren and 10 great-great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband of more
than 60 years, Oscar Forsyth,
and a granddaughter, Janet
Forsyth.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Forsyth will be held on Friday,
Dec. 29, 2006, at LI, a.m., in the
chapel of Archer Funeral Home of
Lake Butler with elder Jimmy
Thornton officiating. Burial will
follow in Sapp Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at
the funeral home on Thursday,
Dec. 28, 2006, from 6-8 p.m.

Janet Griffis
STARKE Janet Katherine
Brown Griffis, 61, of Starke died
Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, in
Augusta, Ga.
Born in Portland, Maine and
raised in Jacksonville, Mrs.
Griffis moved to Starke in 1975.
She was a CNA and member of
Pine Grove Methodist Church.
Mrs. Griffis is survived by: a
daughter, Penny Cowart of
Starke; a son, Les Brown of
Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers,
Joseph "Joe" Metcalf of Atlanta
and Howard Metcalf of Glen St.
Mary; a sister, Sandra Clyalt of
Glenn Bernie, Md.; her
companion, Jennings Griffis of
Lake Butler; and four
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by. her mother, Louise
Gilmore.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Griffis will be held at 11 a.m. on
Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Pine
Grove Methodist Church with the
Rev. David Thomas officiating.
Burial followed in Pine Grove
Cemetery under the care of Archie
Tanner Funeral Home of Starke.
The family will receive friends
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, from 7-
9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Gladys Hill
STARKE Gladys Aaron Hill
of Starke died Tuesday, Dec. 19,
2006, at Shands AGH in
Gainesville following an
extended illness.
Born in Fruitland Park, Mrs.
Hill was a member of Mt. Pisgah
AME Church of Starke. She was a
homemaker and member of the
Gospel Assembly at various
organizations.
Mrs. Hill is' survived by: her
husband of 61 years, Arthur Hill
Jr. of Starke; daughters, Nettie
Keith of Ft. Lauderdale, Johnnie
M. DeSue, Mary Hankerson,
Mary L. Johnson, all of Starke,
Milired"Perry' of Lyons, Ga:..
Mercy Waketfield ,;.of
Jacksonville; sons, George Early
of Paterson, N.J., Frank Hill,
Doris Hill and Raymond Hill, all
of Starke; sisters, Ora Mae Aaron
of Riviera Beach,. Mildred
Petteway, Annie B. Tyson, both
of Starke, 48 grandchildren, 75
great-grandchildren and 16 great-
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hill
will be held at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Dec., 30, 2006, at Mt.
Pisgah AME Church in Starke
with the Rev. Quintinn Parker
officiating and the Rev. Glen
Damas, eulogist. Interment will
'follow in Oddfellow Cemetery
under the direction of Haile
Funeral Home of Starke.
Visitation will be held on
Friday, Dec. 29, -2006. Family
hour will be from 3-4 .p.m.and
friends may call from 4-8 p.m.
and on Saturday atJhe church one

In Memonj I

In Loving Memory
of.
Michael J. Manning
Jan. 29, 1945 Dec. 26, 2005

Gone Fishin'
I've finished life's chores assigned
to me, so put me on a boat headed
out to sea.
Please send along my fishing pole
For I've been invited to thefishin'
hole.
Where every day is a day to fish,
to fill your heart with every wish.
Don't worry, or feel sad for me,
I'm fishing' with the Master of the
sea.
We will miss each other for
awhile, but you will come and
bring your smile.
That won't be long you will see,
till we're together you and me.
To all of those that think of me.
Be happy as I go out to sea.
If others wonder why I'm mission ,
Just tell 'em I've gone fishing .
We love you and miss you very
much.
Forever in our hearts,
Virginia, Chuck, Alisha and
Hunter Alaina & Jimmy and
Michael, Sharon and Clara



hour prior to the service.


Norman Jones
LAKE BUTLER Norman Dale
Jones of Lake Butler died
Wednesday. Dec. 20, 2006, at
Shands UF in Gainesville
following a brief illness.
Born in Baker County, Mr.
Jones lived most of his life in
Baker and Duval counties. He was
a retired police office and was of
the Baptist Faith.
Mr. Jones is survived by: four
sons, Norman Dale Jones Jr. and
Richard Jones, both of
Jacksonville, Bryan Keith Jones
of Lake City and Joseph Jones of
Lake Butler; a brother, Barry
Jones of Griffin, Ga.; two
sisters, Wanda Jacobs of
Jacksonville and Betty Reider of
Houston, Texas; eight
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Charlie
Jones and Effie Thompson
Jones.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones
were Dec. 27, 2006, in the
chapel of Archer Funeral Home
with the Rev. Barry Jones
officiating. Burial followed in
Woodlawn Cemetery in
Macclenny.


Robert Kitzman
LAKE BUTLER Robert
Theodore Kitzman, 72, of Lake
Butler died Tuesday, Dec. 12,
2006, at the VA Hospital in Lake
City following an extended
illness.
Born in Faribault, Minn., Mr.
Kitzman lived most of his. life in
Gainesville. He served in the
U.S. Air Force and was a
businessman.
Mr. Kitzman is survived by:
three sons, Robert J. Kitzman of
Lake Butler, William Kitzman of
High Springs and Richard
Kitzman of Hollister; his
mother, Leona Kitzman; a sister,
Joan Batchelder of Faribault,
Minn.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his
father, Steve Kitzman and his
wife, Carolyn Kitzman.

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Melrose.


Sarah Mobley
LAKE BUTLER Sarah F.
Mobley, 85, of Lake Butler died
Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at Shands
Starke following an extended
illness.
The daughter of the 'late
Jefferson W. and Tommie A.
Futrelle, Mrs. Mobley lived her
early life in Marshall, Texas, and
moved to Lake Butler in 1959.
She was a teacher's aide with the
Union County School Board and
worked for Head Start. She was a
member of First Baptist Church
of Lake Butler.
Mrs. Mob!ey is survived by:
two daughters, Patricia A.
Wesson of Orange Park and Kay
M. Humphrey of Fairfield, Ala.;
three sons, Thomas G. Mobley
and James A. Mobley, both of
Lake B'dtler, and Richard Mobley
of Montgomery, Ala.; three
brothers, Charles Futrelle of
Shreveport, La., Victory E.
Futrelle of Marshall, Texas, and
James Futrelle of Sedro Woolie,
Wash.; a sister, Bobbie Jackson
of Orange, Texas; four


grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Thomas
L. Mobley.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Mobley were Dec. 26, 2006, in
the chapel of Archer Funeral
Horne of Lake Butler with the
Rev. Bobby Clyatt officiating.
Burial followed in Dekle
Cemetery.

Avain Smith
GREEN COVE SPRINGS -
Avain Elizabeth "Coot" Smith,
63, of Green Cove Springs died
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in
Green Cove Springs.
Born to George and Geraldine
Clafflin on Nov. 20, 1943, in
Starke, Mrs. Smith was a
lifelong resident of Starke. She
was a retired nurse and member of
the Church of God faith.
Mrs. Smith is survived by: two
sons, William Smith and David
Smith, both of Starke; a sister;
three brothers; and two
grandchildren.
Memorial services for Mrs,
Smith will be held at 11 a.m., on
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at
Sampson City Church of God in
Starke with the Rev. Gene Bass
officiating.


Family and friends may sign
Mrs. Smith's online register
book at www.broadusraines.com.
Arrangements are under the
care of Broadus-Raines Funeral
Home of Green Cove Springs.




The family of George Davis of
Hampton would like to extend their
heartfelt thanks and appreciation
to friends, family and neighborsfor
all of the support you provided
during the illness and loss of our
beloved husband, father and
grandfather
Your visits to our home and to the
hospital to see our mother meant a
lot. The flowers sent were beautiful
and the food bountiful and
delicious.
We thank you allfor your ,
condolences andfor sharing your
wonderful memories four beloved
patriarch.
May you all have a blessed holiday
season.
Sincerely,
The family of
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Santa stops to greet (l-r) Jim Whitehead, Suwannee River Economic Council
director E.W. Hodges and Lake Butler City Manager Richard Tillis.


Lake Butler City
Manager
Richard Tillis
reads another
name of a
deserving SREC
volunteer.


.-


Kathy Drawdy (left) and Jeanette Prescott enjoy their
meals catered by the Western Steer in Starke.


SREC

takes time

to thank

volunteers-

BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
Suwannee River Economic
Council Inc. held its 2006
Annual Volunteer
Appreciation Dinner on
Friday, Dec. 15.
More than 100 people
volunteer with SREC
throughout the year in
Bradford and Union counties,
and many of them were
honored at the dinner for their
countless hours of service.
The volunteers were treated
to Christmas carols, dinner, a
certificate and plenty of gifts
to go around. The dinner was
catered by Western Steer of
Starke.
SREC director E.W. Hodges
welcomed the volunteers and
board member the Reverend
Herman Johnson gave the
invocation.
Lake Butler City Manager
Richard Tillis joined in by
reading the name of each
,See THANKS, P. 7B


UPGRADE
Continued from p. 2B
completed in 2006. Thomas
sa:d approximately $300,000
was made available to Camp
Blanding last fiscal year for
various projects on post.
"That doesn't happen every
year," Thomas said of the
amount of money obtained.
"That's not the norm for us."
The credit for that goes to
the state's adjutant
general-Burnett. Thomas said
Burnett has been a
"phenomenal" asset to the
Guard. His work has led to the
Florida Armory Revitalization
Program, which will upgrade
the state's armories, as well as
being able to obtain more
federal funds than several
states put together.
"Maj. Gen. Burnett is very
good at going out and talking
to the representatives in the
state legislation, as well as on
the federal side," Thomas said.
"That's how we get these
projects-his ability to go out
there, talk to these folks and
explain to them the needs that
we have."
. Some of the projects that are
currently under way or
complete are: two military
quarters are under construction
right now and approximately
20 percent complete; a dock
was built at the family picnic
area, while two existing docks
are being renovated; the home
of the state forester who lives
on post was renovated; and a
section of the post's power
system was upgraded.
Thomas said a lot of work


done in 2006 consisted of
general maintenance and
repairs.
"When we get (funds), we
fix up the things that we can,"
Thomas said.
A future project will be the
construction of a new
ammunition supply point.
Thomas said it will be a $9-
$10 million project, with
construction starting some
time in 2008.
As with many of the
facilities on Camp Blanding,
the current ASP is operating
out of an inadequate facility
from World War II.
"The doors are only wide
enough for a person to get
through, so when a tractor-
trailer pulls up and you have to
unload it, it's all done by
hand," Thomas said.
The new ASP will allow
access to forklifts, which will
create a more efficient
operation and cause less strain
on personnel, Thomas said.
This project and others are a
way of Camp Blanding
continuing to best meet the


needs of those who train at
there. Personnel throughout the
country train there, as well as -
personnel from outside of the :.
country.
"Camp Blanding is
becoming more and more a.
premier training site for not
only the National Guard, but
for active components and all
their other components,
Thomas said.

Health Start of North Central
Florida Coalition is seeking a
volunteer board member. Healthy
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women and children up to 3 years
old. The coalition is seeking a
volunteer to serve on the board who
either has been pregnant and
accessed prenatal care or who has
small children and has accessed
health care for his or her children.
The member will attend once-a-
month board meetings in
Gainesville. Contact Celia Paynter,;,
(352) 313-6500, ext. 118, for
additional information.
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Investigation

into equine

virus

continues
Florida Agriculture and
C on s u mer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson says the Department's
Division of Animal Industry is
continuing the investigation
into the presence of Equine
Herpesvirus type I (EHV-I)
in several areas of the state
including Wellington, Jupiter
and the Ocala area. EHV-1 can
be' a serious disease of horses
and the virus can spread
through the air from the
respiratory route of affected
horses. Transmission can also
occur through contaminated
equipment, clothing and hands.
There is no record of a human
health threat from the virus.
So far, seven horses have
tested positive for the virus
through lab tests. All
confirmed cases are under
quarantine.
Here is a chronology of
events:
Five horses imported from
E.rope were brought to Florida
from the New York animal
airport station, a quarantine
station for imported horses;
tl-ee more horses were picked
u4 en route in Huntington,
N iY., and one in Darlington,
vryland. When the truck
aiived on Nov.. 29 in
WNllington, one of the horses
frpm the import station was
il1. That horse is now
recovering but two horses that
wgre stabled with the index
horse at the original facility
became ill and died. A lab. test
one of those horses
nfirmed EHV-1. The facility,
Jand Company, is currently
der state quarantine and the
rses are being closely
monitored. No horses are
owed to enter or leave the
emises.
SThe Maryland horse had been
transported to another
wellington location,
Suthfields Training facility,
arl died on Dec. 2. While no
lai test was done, because of
it exposure to the disease, the
S( thfields facility voluntarily
re tricted all movement of
hj'ses. A lab. test has
c "firmed a positive case
wBhin that facility at the Palm
BihJ dEauine .S.oortsComntex.,


which is part of the Southfields
Training facilit-VThere is-"''
segond suspect case there
awaiting lab test confirmation.
The department is also placing


this facility undcr quarantine. Washing hands wi
A horse that was exposed to and water or using
the virus during the shipment disinfectant after handli
into Florida was treated at the horse.
Palm Beach Equine Clinic and Minimizing the
is believed to have been a shared equipment. Eqi
possible link to the horse in such as water bucket
Ocala, which was at the Jlinic ropes, grooming equ
at the same time. The Ocala etc., should not be
horse has tested positive for between horses. Thes,
EHV-I and was transported to should be labeled as be
Ocala on Dec. 11. The horse to an individual horse
was ill when it arrived and was equipment such as tv
immediately isolated from all shovels, forks and bits
other horses at the Ocala be disinfected daily and I
location, Tuxedo Farms. TIhe each use.
horse continues to be isolated Care should be take
and a portion of that facility is filling water buckets a
also under quarantine, troughs. Neither the h
The Palm Beach Equine the feed scoop should
Clinic indicated it is contacting contact with an ind
the owners of all horses that horse's bucket or trough
were there at the same time as Multi-dose oral med
the index horse to make them should not be shared b
aware of the situation and find horses.
out if any of the horses are Any additional bios
exhibiting any signs of EHV- precautions the
1. So far the department has veterinarian or stable rr
received no reports of any other recommend.
horses that were at the clinic
showing disease signs.
A horse at Pinehurst Stables, FCCD
in Jupiter, has also been
reported with neurological donations
symptoms of the disease and a ns I
sample has been submitted for COmmunit
a lab test. II IIIIUIIi
The Division of Animal Ei
Industry is working closely projects
with veterinarians and equine Chapter 5 of the
facilities in the impacted Council on Crimi
locations to monitor the Delinquency has a bu
animals and assist with testing. planned in the at
Owners with sick horses community service.
should contact their private Several upcoming |
veterinarian to examine and that FCCD has
treat their horses. Veterinarians community support, by
suspecting EHV- I with time and donations.
neurological signs are advised FCCD will be work
to contact state officials and area schools to assist
follow protocols for families, working on
follow protocols for collecting the Dreams Come
and submitting appropriate Foundation and man,
samples for laboratory worthwhile projects.
diagnosis. Chapter 5 is request
Horse owners in the assistance on the follow
impacted areas are being asked School supply do
to follow biosecurity measures ongoing -
until the virus is controlled, pencils, pens,
The measures are: crayons, note
Have temperatures taken a markers, backpack
minimum of twice daily, with Ronald Mcl
a temperature log being House ongoing
maintained on each horse, tops, travel size
Horses with fevers >101,9, or products (sha
>1 degree above their normal toothpaste, etc.)
temperature should be reported If you have questions
to the stable's veterinarian. The contact Terrasa
horse should be isolated and community se
EHV-1 samples should be chairperson, at (904) 36
taken by the stable (work), (904) 96.
veterinarian. (home), (352) 494-224
Limiting admittance of or by e-mail
nne into the bar aret wod.terresa@mail.d.s
only necessary personnel. '
.-.W he.n.-.entering.-or .e u.ng- .a-.... ..-r-. .. ....
stable or barn, use foot baths
to disinfect outer footwear and
wash hands.


th soap
a dry
ng each

use of
uipment
ts, lead
ipinent,
shared
e items
longing
. Other
witches,
should
between

en when
nd feed
ose nor
d have
ividual
h.
ications
between

security
stable
manager



Is

for


Lecrita King receives a gift from SREC case worker Christina Miller.


THANKS
Continued from p. 6B

volunteer and passing out their
certificates.
Tillis, who has participated


in the event for several years,
said to the volunteers, "There
Florida would be no way that the
e and people served would be served
sy year without the help of volunteers.
rea of "On the behalf of the board
of the Suwannee River
projects Economic Council, we want to
need express our appreciation."
way of Tillis said if the hours were
ng with added up that all the volunteers
needy had served in 2006, at a rate of
helping minimum wage, they would be
True more than $200,000.
y more "And I know (the
volunteers) are worth more
ing any than minimum wage," he said.
ing: Santa and SREC employees
)nations Lala Redmond, Christina
paper, Miller, Sylvia Patterson and
glue, Becky Haddix helped hand out
books, gifts to all the volunteers and
ks, etc. their guests to show SREC's
Donald appreciation for their service.
g pop
hygiene
m po o, A free class for adults who want
to improve reading skills and basic
s, please math computational skills will be
Wood, held at Bradford-Union Area
e r v i c e Career and Technical Center.
68-3277 For additional information, call
4-4726 (904) 966-6773 or (904) 966-6764.
9 (cell)
I at Adults are needed to work with
tate.fl .Girl Scouts of all ages in Bradford
and Union counties. Contact
.. Cuolv.n Eae. i90-4i 964-5512.' or
Laurie Mullins, (904) 964-5646.
Training is provided.


The Reverend Herman Johnson (right) gave the
prayer for the dinner. He has served the SREC for
more than 30 years. He is pictured with Janice
Johnson.


Union County
High School's
2006
Homecoming
Queen Michelle
Hunter
serenades the
crowd of
volunteers with
Christmas
carols.


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affordable housing
Piiced to go for
$32,500 Includes
set-up, delivery A/C
and heat, skirting and
steps Call Marion at
386-366-5490
BEAUTIFUL 28X64 3/2
living room and fam-
ily room. Will sell at
invoice for $55,500.
Includes set-up, deliv-
ery, A/C and heat,
skirting and steps.
Call Marion at 386-
366-5490.
BRAND NEW 32 WIDE
INCLUDES SET-UP
and delivery for
$39,995. Introductory
special, short time
only. Call Matt at 386-
867-3347
WILL OWNER FI-
NANCE MY 16X80


FOR SALE
2 Parcels
13+ Acres in all
500 ft frontage on 301
South only 3/10 mile
from Super Walmart.
Office
2800 sq ft Building
Mini-storage and Barn
Ideal Location *
Call (904) 964-3827


Bobby Campbell

Roofing, Inc.

Licensed & Insured

(904) 964-8304

FREE

ESTIMATES!
1.,. #( '('('- /.r2672
Employment opportunities available.
Call for more information.

LEWIS WALKER ROOFING INC.
"AFFORDABLE QUALITY"


ROOF FREE REPAIRS
RE-ROOFS EXTENDED MOBILE HOMES
METAL O SINGLES WARRANTY NEW ROOFS
FLAT ROOF LICENSED 1 TILE WOOD SHINGLES
LOW SLOPED & MAINTENANCE
GRAVEL INSURED STORM DAMAGE


"THE BEST POSSIBLE ROOF AT THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE":
Office: 386-497-1419
P0 Box 82 Toll Free 1-866-9LW-ROOF
Ft. White, FL 32038 Fax: 386-497-1452


* Pumps
* Sales
* Parts
* Service

Myers"
:.-G PD A = :


A QUALITY SERVICE SINCE 1964




STAT LCS 964-7061
STATE LICENSE #1305


Rotary Well Drilling 2-6" ,
864 N. Temple Ave. US Hwy 301 N. I
Starke. F:1.


It OPEN 24/7
..11.- ,Owner: Buddy Browder


*'] ~19563 NW SR 16
Stake, FL

We Haul Redi-Mixed Concrete
in our 1-Yard Mixing Trailer from
our plant to your redi-forms.
$149 per yd + tax... dellveredto yvou!
I-yard = 80 sq. ft. at 4" deep


FLEETWOOD for
$16K down, no credit
needed Call Matt at
386-867-3347.
WHY BUY A USED
DOUBLEWIDE when
you can get this brand
new 4/2 1600 sq ft
with set-up and deliv-
ery, A/C, skirting and
steps for $42,400.
Call Matt at 386-867-
8347.
GENE, JIM AND ROY'S
IN GAINESVILLE
now has factory direct
pricing on Homes of
Merit. Built in Lake
City, will beat any
competitor prices, call
Matt at 386-867-3347.
HANDYMAN SPECIAL
14X52 2BR for


$3,000. Will deliver to
your lot, only serious
inquiries please. Call
Matt t 386-867-3347.
SKYLINE, PALM HAR-
BOR, SCOTTBUILT,
NO. Townhomes TLC
is the best built manu-
factured home in the
industry. Call Matt for
a plant tour and let me
prove it. Custom floor
plans also available.
Call 386-867-3347.
50 For Rent
FURNISHED ROOMS
FOR RENT! COM-
PLETE with CH/A,
cable provided, all
utilities paid! Central
location. 10% dis-
count on first months


PINE FOREST APARTMENTS
1530 W. Madison St. Starke Hwy 100 W
NOW AVAILABLE
3 Bedroom Apartments
Affordable living for low to middle income families
CH/A, blinds, carpet, stove, fridge
Seniors welcome
24 hr. Emergency Maintenance
OFFICE OPEN: Mon-Fri 9-5
tf Call Today
(904) 964-6312
^ ^ 'OPPORTUNITY


(904)
(904)


Commercial
Lot
1/2 ac.
Adjacent to
Courthouse
Georgia St.


WAMPTON
$679000'


Residential
Acreage
49.87 ac.
Wooded
Fronts CR
18&SE
49th Ave.
-; J I ice


rent foi senior citi-
-ens Rooms with pri-
vate bath, $110 -
S$130, /wk Room
without bath, $95
ILaundry facilities
available Close to
churches, stores,
downtown shopping,
theatre, and more!
See Manager at the
Magnolia Hotel,
across from the
Starke Post Office.
904-964-4303.
WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bed-
room MH, clean, close
to prison. Call 352-
468-1323.
SOUTHERN VILLAS
OFStarkeApts. 2BR
HC & non HC apart-
ments. Central AC/


Residential Residential
Acreage Acre e
3.73 ac. 1.1
Wooded
SE 49th h
Avenue sreet


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Residential Residential 3/2 Frame 3/2
Acreage Acreage House Frame
6.08 ac. 10ac. 127612 Hou
Wooded Wooded
County Rd S.E. :, Starter or. P5eIn'
18 49th Investment Lafayette
Avenue Lafa etteSt. Street
1 Each Office is independently Owned and Operated.





0L TODAY! IVANHOE MORTGAGe ce"


CALL TODAY! IVANHOE MORTGAGE


904-964-4000

866-964-4207
1107 S. Walnut St
Starke, Florida
(Located Behind Bradford
County Eyes Center)


I MORTGAGE
BANKERS
ASSOCIATION
*^ i 5.'lXiM l.:t<~


heat, on site laundry,
playground, private
and quiet atmo-
sphere. Located on
SR16, 1001 Southern
Villas Drive, Starke, Fl
or call 904-964-7295,
TDD/TTY 711 Equal
Housing Opportunity.
SPECIAL-RENT 2 &
3BR homes, newly
renovated. Deposit
required. No pets.
First month free. Call
678-438-6828 or 678-
438-2865. for more
information.
DOWNTOWN EFFI-
CIENCY APART-
MENT. Brand new
renovations, new
kitchen, new tiled
bathroom. Located


T.H.E. Apartments

922 E. Brownlee St. Starke, Florida

Newly Remodeled
2 & 3 Bedrooms Available

Rent is based on,lIncolme
Waiter, Sewer
On-Site Laundry Facility & I'lay Areas
Office Open: Monday Friday 8:00 to 4:31) p.m.
Call (904) 964-7133 3
Voice TTY Access 1-800-545 r1833. ExA 381 ,,,l,.;


4 A Division of Central Pacific Mortgage


Smith & Smith Realty

"* ", We Sell Property Fast
Let us sell yours!
WE WA NT

YOUR LISTING
Commercial & Residential
Tom F.Smith ial & RidIngrid Smith
TomF. Smith Ral Estate ,.


-, '

Sam Gibson Jennller Lourcey
Sales-Associale Sales-Associale



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lack Hendrix lenae Whlttemire
Sales-Associate Sales-Associate


w


'-


Stacy Hendrix
Sales-Associale


near downtown at 226
South Thompson St.
$225/mth plus utilities
and deposit Year
lease. Call Mr.
Corbin, 904-563
5410
BRAND NEW 3/2 SITE
BUILT HOME 1/3
acre, Keystone
Heights area, se-
cluded. $795/mth
plus deposit. Call
352-473-2185.
2/1 MOBILE HOME ON
1/3 ACRE. $325/mth
plus $200/dep Pets
OK. Call 352-473-
2185.
HAVE LAKE GENEVA
ACCESS. Two units,
2/1.5, newly refur-
bished. $525/mth,


$525/sec deposit. Ef-
ficiency apartment,
$400/mth plus $400/
sec deposit. Includes
electric. Call between
1pm-6pmni, 352-473-
2919.
2/2 MOBILE HOME -
WORTHINGTON
SPRINGS area. Lo-
cated on Santa Fe
River. Available now.
Call 386-496-2776.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
2BR/2BA house on
large fenced lot, great
condition, ceremic tile,
open floor plan, large
shop, no pets. $750
per month, call 352-
475-6260.
WASHINGTON
SQUARE Apts, in
Hawthorne Florida.


Small or Large Parcels
With or Without
Homes

jiM ~Call Glen Lourcey

PMR 352-485-1818


Smith & Smith
Realty


RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
(904) 964-9222 BUSINESS


964-6708 DAYTIME
964-7802 EVENING


NAEISALBUIES FTEIEA
BYTH NRT LOIDAREIONL HMBR FCOMEC


(904) 964-9222

TOLL FREE:
1-877-269-6577

415 E. Call St., Starke
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Dec. 2i -GRAPH, im.,., & MONI ....--t3-SECTION Page 9B


Classified Ads -


Read our Classifieds on the

World Wide Web

www.BCTelearaph.com


Where one call 'B
does itall!
964-6305 473-2210 *496-2261


Lovely. quiet commu-
nity 1,2. & 3 bedroom
apartments Rental
assistance available
Laundry on site, CH/
A, energy efficient
units. playground,
close in town location.
Equal opportunity pro-
vider Office hours
8am to 12pm and 1pm
to 5pm, 352-481-9388
3/2 MOBILE HOME,
NORTH ON 301
Lawn service and
monthly pest control
provided. $625/mth,
first, last and $300/
dep Call 904-964-
3359 or 352-745-
2506
LOVELY QUIET corn
munity Beautiful 1 &.
2 bedroom apart-
ments, with rental as-
sistance available.
laundry facility on site,
cable & phone hook
ups, all electric, en-
ergy efficient units,
CH/A, convient in
town location. Call for
appointment, 386-
496-3439, office
hours Tues & Thurs
8am to 12pm & 1pm
to 5pm.
3BR/2BA ON LAKE
GENEVA CH/A," 3
blocks from schools,
$895 per month. Call
352-222-9111.
52 Animals
and Pets.
GATOR CLASSIC
HORSE SALE New
Year's Day, Monday,
-January 1st, 11am.
" Bradford County Fair-
grounds, Starke, FL.
,Consign now, 660-
258-4040 or 660-734-
,1288. FLN,2122.
PEKINGESE PUP-
JPIES, CKC REGIS-


TERED. Health cer-
tificates, home gi own
with lots ofTLC Male
and female. $350
Call 352-475-2428,
352-468-1045.
CHIHUAHUA PUPS
Shots and wormed,
health ceilificate,
$300 cash, Starke.
Call 904-364-7152.
55 Wanted
LOOKING TO BUY
PLANTED PINE
TREES. Slash,
loblolly, long leaf, 3-5
years old, 10-16 feet
tall. We pay top dol-
lar, references avail-
able. Call 352-494-
6653.
DISABLED MAN
NEEDS USABLE/
GOOD REFRIGERA-
TOR. Call 352-473-
8243.
57 For Sale
JIM'S CATFISH FARM
AND U-FISH. Open
Saturday and Sun-
day, 7am-7pm. Free
admission. Baby
channel catfish $20/
100, $150/1000. De-
livery available. Lo-


cated north of Lawley.
Fill dirt aso available.
Call 904-782-1694 or
904-591-1450. Ron
KENMORE WASHER
and dryer, new type
$100 and up each,
electric stove, written
guarantee, delivery
available. For ap-
pointments, call 904-
964-8801.
BED KING SIZE
Pillowtop mattress
and boxspring with
manufactures war-
ranty. Brand new still
in plastic. Can deliver.
Sell for $170. Call
352-372-7490.
BEDROOM SET 7
piece Gorgeous
cherry queen/king
bed, dresser, mirror, 2
nightstands, chest
available, dovetail
construction. New still
in boxes. Retail
$6100, sacrifice for
$1100. 352-377-
9846.
DINING ROOM SUITE-
beautiful cherry table,
6 chippendale chairs
and lighted hutch and
buffet. Brand new still


BANANA BAY
LANDSCAPE INC.
Specializing in
PALMS and TROPICAL
Residential Commercial
111111 TA U1'J 111aj1I I Nlll i w

landscape with Sophistication & Attitude
dy owned & operated by Charlie Revay

.352-214-1320


KOOMS
FOR RENT
Economy Inn
Lawtey, FL
Low Daily & Weekly Rates.
Daily Rm Service
Microwave Cable/HBO
Refrigerator. Local Phone
(904) 782-3332


Bill Mor'gan and Jack Ploss
S Phone: 904-964-7399 A
Cell: 904-591-9377 or 904-219-4648
3085 SE 113" Way Starke, FL 32091
Licensed & Insured
SiLAE CITY
CfMN IIllrY COLLEGE
Help Wanted: SdS"dS"
"H Help W anted: STAFF ASSISTANT I
Dental Assistant Grant Funded Position
;iD r nf lAAssist the Coordinator of
.LD l Assistant Student Activities with
clerical and budget
5 Yr. Experience Required m Hngse t dior
fax Resume to: 904-396-4924 cn ede ne
Word & Excel.
Special consideration given
-Don't Have Experience Yet? to applicants with an
associate degree or
Se' the ad Ioi Jacksonville Dental certificate in related area:
Assistant S .iool in the Education Section Sala: sS,69 annually
t)]' the Classified Ads of this paper. It starts Application Deadline:
\Oth the Headline: "IN JUST 71 DAYS nry s, 007
-Yu can Have The Skills You Need To Get required. Posion details
AlJob As A Dental Assistant." and ahewebliationavailable
www.lakecitycc.edu
SInquiries: Human
Stump Grinding Resource Development
Lake City Community
Tractor work '. '-" College
Tra c"or or" i149 SE College Place
Debris Removal Lake City, FL 32025

E-mail:
bo(ettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
I.di LCCC is accredited by the
Southern Association
of Colleges and'Schools
I; IAV '11 I PhllklllI Education & Employment


ckunumV i JzrIVIN S UI UINUIJ INC.


-Jacrn-s & Linda Dailey (904) 769-9641
_Owners & Operators
a/icensed& Insured (352) 284-1977 Cell

- Keystone Hauling &

Handyman Service, LLC


Home Reair



,~arden Roto-iuig
1l. ktn-,xl*.InutNA


* Bush Hog Mowing
*Tree Trimming& Removal
* Site Cln Up
* Trash Removal
* Pne Bark & Cyprss Mulch
* Firewood For Sale
* FIre listimatLe


- )iwnier: Kerry Whlitrrd






Driveways Sidewalks
Slabs Footings
*Decorative Concrete
o Coain n mani. colors
'Pumping & Finishing
FREE ESTIMATES
| Bus: (904) 964-3827
Mobile: (904) 364-7153

s rHours:
Tues-Fri 10-5:30
S E 1 SSat 10-3


Cabinets Doors
: Windows Sinks

, We Buy & Sell New & Used
Building Materials
352-379-4600
: 22 S.E. 2nd St. Gainesville, FL


boxed. Can deliver.
Retail $5800, sacri-
fice $1100 352-377-
9846
MATTRESS TWIN sets
$89, full sets $129,
Queen sets $159,
King sets $189. Mat-
tress Factory, 441
East Brownlee St.
Save a lot. Cash and
carry. Call Sonia at
352-473-7173 or 904-
964-3888.
BED-QUEEN orthope-
dic Pillowtop mattress
and box. Name
brand, new in plastic,
with warranty. Can
deliver. 'Sacrifice
$100. Call 352-372-
8588.
KITCHEN CABINETS,
COUNTER TOP,
electric stove, double
SS sink, 2 toddler
beds with mattress.
Call 904-964-5748.
5203 JOHN DEERE W/
510 LOADER. 782
hrs, like new,
$16,000. Call 352-
485-2302.
WASHERS/DRYERS,
$150 FOR SET, will
separate. Refrigera-
tors and stoves. Free
delivery and setup, 90
day written warranty.
Call 904-964-5266.
A WOODEN CON-
FERENCE table and
chairs. Table top mea-
sures 41.5" x 96.5".
Asking $300, call
904-964-7404.
59 Personal
Services
BRADFORD
LIMEROCK SALES.
Limerock, crush
create, asphalt
millings; building
sands, gravels, trac-
tor work. We haul, we
spread. Business
904-782-3172, mo-
bile 904-509-9126.
Monday through Sat-
urday.
CLARK FOUNDATION
REPAIRS, INC.- Cor-
rection of termite &,
water-damaged wood'
& sills. Leveling &
raising Houses/Bldgs.
Pier Replacement &
alignment. Free Esti-
mates: Danny
(Buddy) Clark, (904)-
284-2333 or 1-800-
288-0633.
FLORIDA CREDIT
UNION has money to
lend for M.H. & land
,packages. 1-800-
284-1144;
CUSTOM CUTS Lawn
& Landscape, cus-
tomized lawn care,
sod, trimming, land-
scape design. Rea-


sonable rates, free
estimates. Commer
cial & residential Li-
censed and insured.
Call 386-496-2820, if
no answer please
leave message.
SECRETARIAL SER-
VICES Typesetting,
resumes, envelopes,
poems, etc. Call 904-
964-6305, ask for
Melisa. Or call 386-
431-1741, leave mes-
sage.
CLOCKS REPAIRED -
ANTIQUE AND
MODERN. Call 352-
214-1992.
JOHN'S SITE PREP,
INC. FILL DIRT FOR
SALE. Call 800-871-
7525.
LICENSED HOME DAY
CARE, Lic #
F04CL0102. Located
off 315C, 1/2 mile
from Hwy 21. Mon-
day-Friday, 6am-
6pm. Great rates.
Call Dana at 352-473-
2263.
KENDO'S YARD SER-
VICE, Mower,
weedeater. pressure
washing and pick-up,
truck hauling. Qual-
ity work at a fair price,
free estimates. Call
904-964-3704.
65 Help
Wanted
'HAIR STYLIST $500
SIGN-ON BONUS.
Top pay and commis-
sion. Part or full time,
benefits and vacation.
No clientele needed.
2 Gainesville salons.
Easy access by 1-75.
$500 sign-on bonus.
1-877-222-1456.
HELPER NEEDED for
home' repair work.
Call 352-475-1596,
leave a message.


CARE GIVER 2 years
experience working
with elderly or dis-
abled clients. 2 or 3
days per week. Su-
El's Retirement
Home, Hampton.
Phone 352-468-
2619.
COMPANY SPECIAL-
IZING in Erosion con-
trol now hiring the fol-
lowing positions:
Crew leaders, equip-
ment operators, la-
borers, Class A CDL
drivers- valid Drivers
license a Must! Fax
resume to 904-275-
3292 or call 904-275-
4960, EOE. Drug
Free Workplace.
LOCAL CLEANING
SERVICE looking
for part-time help 20-
30 hrs weekly. Must
have references and
a background check.
Must be honest, reli-
able and motivated.
Contact Elena at 904-
364-6455.
COME JOIN THE FAM-
ILY-LIKE atmosphere
and work at Windsor


Manor. Open posi-
tions for CNA's (3-11,
11-7 shifts), part-time
housekeeper and di-
etary aids, RN or LPN
for staff development
coordinator. Fill out ap-
plications at 602 E
Laura St., Starke
32091 or fax resume
to 904-964-6621.Call
904-964-3383 for ap-
pointment. EEOC/
DFWP.
WAREHOUSE POSI-
TION available, 40
hour minimum per
week, Gator II Farm
Supply, South of
Starke on HWY 301.
HS diploma required.
LOOKING FOR A
NANNY to take care
of my 2 small children
in my Keystone
Heights home. Mon-
day-Friday, 7am-
5:30pm. $180/wk,
must have refer-
ences. No teenagers,
please. Call Shelly at
352-362-2325 for an
interview (leave a
message).
SHOP ASSISTANT:
FLEXIBLE, part-time


Driver Dedicated Regional




Avg. $825 $1025/wk
65% preloaded/pretarped
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com


In Just 71 Days...
you can have the skills you
need to get a job as a

Dental Assistant
10-week course. Saturday only
Tuition $2.450 Payment Plans
Call Clhristii (
Jacksonville Dental Assistant School
for info packet
904-398-3401
next class starts: March 3, 2007
Reg. by FL Cbmmission for
Indepenidcnt Educaltion


WHITEHEAD BROS.,INC. LAKE CITY LOGISTICS




Over-The-Road Drivers Needed!
New inrucks with ThieroKing APU's. 1800 watt inverters. top of the line leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-
ridc'fronl suspension for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights most weeks as we have a
good. mixture of regional and over the road. Home most weekends,. Personalized dispatching thai comes froni only
dispatching 25 Irucks locally. Farn tip to 3011% of revenue immediately. NO WAITING!!! New increased layover pay. Up to
$100.(X) per day. 2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safely Bonus. Driver of ihe Year honus. Driver recruitment honus.
Medical nnd dental instirance.Need 2 years experience.
CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE 904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898









Community State Bank


NOW HAS OPENINGS FOR



TELLERS

Full- and Part-Time Positions
at our Starke & Lake Butler offices

Lots of Full-Time Benefits

Apply at either location:


ovin' it
i'm lovin' it


hours to clean shop,
office, equipment and
vehicles. Please call
Lisa Rogers at 904-
964-8440.
JOB DEVELOPER to
develop assessment
tools, training curricu-
lum, and marketing
material for disabled
individuals. Full-time
position. Background
and drug test re-
quired. Apply atARC
of Bradford, 1351 S


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Water St., Starke, FL
904-964-7699.
66
Investment
Properties.
FOR SALE 3.3
ACRES RENTAL
PROPERTY with in-
come of $920/mth.
Doublewide with barn
and singlewide. Ask-
ing $109,000. Call
386-562-3408 or 386-
253-8708.


G3O MODERN
WOODMEN


Modem Woodmen is looking for
self-motivated individuals with or
without sales experience in the
Bradford, Clay and Union County area.
Build Your Own Business*
Build a business of unlimited income
potential with minimal capital investment,-
and have the support of one of the
nation's largest fraternal providers
of financial services.
Financial Security
Outstanding compensation and training
program with monthly business
development allowance
Bonuses Extensive benefits package:
Retirement Plan, Savings Plan,
Health & Dental Insurance.
Group Term Life Insurance, Group
Disability Insurance available.
Call District Manager Robert Walker at
1-800-982-0689 or send resume to
District Manager Robert Walker
5302 S. Florida Ave., Suite 206, Lakeland, FL 33813-
www.modern-woodmen.org b


McDonald's

of Alachua

is looking for a


Performance
Food Group


IMMEDIATE OPENING
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Are you tired of being locked into your present job, and
earnings? This is your opportunity to make a change and
take charge of how much you earn each monthly


WE OFFER
Salary (NOT A DRAW)
Commissions
Monthly Bonuses
Paid Vacation
Retirement Program
Medical Plan


Call Tom Adams, General Manager

Today!

(904) 964-7500

S CHEVROLET

40 STARKE


"No ob oo9mal, W.DoIt Al!


*EQUIPMENT OPERATOR NEEDED*

Loking fora FIT or PIT

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
to run a backhOe/dozer in the Union County Area.
I INDIVIDUAL MUST BE EXPERIENCED

The position offers good pay, health

insurance, 401k and

paid vacation. interested applicants

should apply in person at


PRITCHETT TRUCKING

IN LAKE BUTLER OR

CALL 1-800-808-3052


variety of opening mornings, .afternoons and ,
evening people to join our team. -
Full or part-time, Flexible schedule.
Competitive wages

Interviews Mondays 3 5 pm

Tuesday & Thursdays 9 11 am


NOWV HIRING CLASS A CDL
DRIVERS


WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE PAY
AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
INCLUDING MEDICAL, DENTAL
AND VISION PLAN, 401K,
PAID VACATION AND
QUARTERLY SAFETY BONUS

DRIVERS WORK A 4 DAY WORK
WEEK
AND ARE HOME DAILY
WITH WEEKENDS OFF

ANYONE INTERESTED IN APPLYING
SHOULD APPLY IN PERSON AT:
PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP
4041 NE 541" AVENUE
GAINESVILLE, FL
PH. (352) 378-8844 ext. 338


I STARKE I


811 S. Walnut St.

(904) 964-7830

1:|j MEMBER FDIC


LAKE BUTLER


255 S.E: 6TH ST.

(386) 496-3333


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Section C: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 Telegraph Times Monitor



Tigers end tournament


with win over Chiefland


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Frankie Caldwell got the
Union County boys basketball
team off to a good start as the


Tigers were able to salvage
seventh place in the Hitchock's
Challenge at Santa Fe High
School by defeating Chiefland
56-35 on Dec. 23.
The Tigers (6-5) were


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looking at the prospect of
going 0-for-3 in the eight-team
tournament, but they never let
Chiefland make a game of it;-
controlling the boards and
having three players score in
double figures.
Caldwell scored seven
points and grabbed nine
rebounds in the first half as the
Tigers took a 21-9 lead.
Chiefland only made three
field goals in the half-all in
the second quarter.
Union led 7-2 after the first
quarter, then opened the
second quarter with a 7-4 run.
Chris Edenfield made a 3-
pointer at the start of the
quarter, then had a steal that
led to a layup by Justin Griffin
that put the Tigers up 17-6.
Marcus Albritton had a score
prior to that.
A.. 12-point lead at the half
turned into a-23-point lead -in-
the third quarter. Edenfield and
Griffin each scored seven
points in the quarter and
finished with 17 and 15 points
overall.
Caldwell finished the game
with 16 points to go along with
his team-high 12 rebounds.
Edenfield and Jaquan
Simmons each had eight
rebounds.
Columbia won the
Hitchock's Challenge, which
began Dec. 21, by defeating
host Santa Fe.-
Union returns to action
Friday, Jan. 5, hosting district
opponent Interlachen at 7:30
p.m. The Tigers are currently
3-0 in the district.
On Saturday, Jan. 6, Union
will- participate in the Vince

See TIGERS, -p: 2C



nson is..


he year

receiving.
McLeod made 25 PATs and
three field goals..
Approximately 70 percent of
his kickoffs were touchbacks.-
Senior linebacker Jack
Taylor was a first-team pick
with 136 tackles, four fumble
recoveries, two forced fumbles
and one interception.
-The-onlyjother player from

See SUN, p. 2C


:* M -. ..... -
Chris Edenfield (left) dribbles past Newberry's Matt ---
Robinson on his way to the basket.




Keystone's Dic ki


a Sun coach of ti


Bradford, Keystone,
Union have more
than 20 players
honored

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
.. Telegraph Staff Writer


Keystone Heights High
School head football coach
Chuck Dickinson was honored
by the. Gainesville Sun as its
Class A-2A coach of the year,
while 22. players from
Keystone, Bradford and Union
County received honors.
Dickinson. guided the
Indians to their best season
since 1992. They went 9-2,
finishing as District--3-2A
runners-up and advancing to
the postseason for the second
straight year. Keystone's only
loss of the regular season was
against district opponent, and.
eventual state champion,
Bolles.
Four Keystone players were
named to the first-team
offense, while one made the
defensive squad. ,


Offensive lineman Brandon
Boettcher, a junior, made the
first team along with senior
tight end Josh Mangus, junior
utility player Greg Taylor and
senior kicker Michael
McLeod.
Mangus had 15'receptions
for 219 yards and three
touc-hdowns, while Taylor, a
running back, score-d 23
touchdowns. Taylor rushed for
1,095 yards and had 565 yards


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post against
two Newberry
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Tigers' 70-61
loss during the
second day of
action in the
eight-team
Hitchcock's
Challenge,
which was held
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High School.


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SUN

Continued from p. 1C

among the three area schools
who received first-team honors
was Bradford senior defensive
lineman Corian Garrison.
Garrison, who already has a
scholarship offer from West
Virginia, had 41 tackles, four
tackles for loss, three sacks
and one fumble recovery.
Each team had a player
named to the second-team
offense: Bradford freshman
Jawan Jamison (athlete),
Keystone senior Blake Lott
(utility) and Union senior
Justin Griffin (wide receiver).
Jamison, a running back,
had 908 yards on 121 carries
and 76 receiving yards. He
scored eight touchdowns.
Lott, a quarterback, threw
for 1,299 yards and 13
touchdowns with only three
interceptions.
Griffin had 46 receptions for


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812 yards and six touchdowns.
Three Keystone players
were named to the second-
team defense: junior defensive
lineman Jacob Elliott, senior
linebacker Brandon McGuire
and junior defensive back Joel
Morgan. Elliott had 86 tackles,
one sack and one fumble
recovery, McGuire 136 tackles
and one interception, and.
Morgan 126 tackles and one
interception.
Union County senior
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athlete. He made 88 tackles,
recovered two fumbles, forced
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interception and one sack.
Players receiving honorable
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(BHS, Jr. RB), Marcus Wilson
(BHS, Sr. LB), Matt Story
(KHHS, Jr.. RB), Clayton
Mosley (KHHS, Soph. DB),
Cameron Yarbrough (KHHS,
Soph. WR), Austen Roberts
(UCHS, Sr. QB), Zeke Scaff
(UCHS, Jr. LB) and Aaron
Dukes (UCHS, Jr. LB)..


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TIGERS
Continued from p. 1C

Carter Shootout in Daytona
Beach. The Tigers return home
to host district opponent
Matanzas on Tuesday, Jan. 9,
at 7:30 p.m., then travel to play
Hawthorne on Wednesday,
Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Score by Quarter
UCHS: 7 14 17 18-56
CHS: 2 7 6 20-35

Union Scoring (56): Albritton
3, Caldwell 16, Chip Clemons
1, Edenfield 17, Griffin 15,
Simmons 4. 3-pointers:
Edenfield 3. Free throws: 13-
33.

Earlier result:

Newberry 70 UC 61
It was a bit of a frustrating
start for the Tigers in the
Hitchcock's Challenge. They
let a game slip away during the
final moments during their first
game in the tournament
(Bronson converted on four
free-throw attempts at the end
of the game after Union was
called for a loose-ball foul and
hit with a technical foul), then
squandered a 14-point lead in
the third quarter in a 70-61 loss
to Newberry on Dec. 22.
Union went on a 16-6 run in
the third quarter, capped by
Ted Young's 3-pointer and a-
basket by Caldwell that put the
Tigers up 47-33.
However, the Panthers then
outscored the Tigers 11-2. Guy
Brown banked in a 3-pointer in
the final minute of the quarter,
followed by teammate Walter
Hunt's basket that sent the
Panthers into the fourth quarter
trailing by just five.
Ryan Brown and Xavier
Woods each had a 3-pointer,
and Woods added an old-
fashioned 3-point play as
Newberry put together a 17-4
run in the fourth quarter to take
the lead.
Edenfield made a trey with
four minutes remaining that
cut Newberry's lead to five,
but that was as close as the
Tigers would get the rest of the
way. They would go on to
commit four turnovers and
make just two field goals.
Simmons, who led the
Tigers with 15 points, had a
productive second quarter, for
Union. He scored five points '


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Jaquan Simmons (center) passes the ball to teammate Marcus Albritton (far right) in
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during a 14-3 run that put his
team up 28-21.
The run began with a 3-
pointer by Young, which was
then followed by a basket by
Simmons. He was fouled on
the play and made the
subsequent free throw.
Simmons later .added
another basket following his
own steal.
He had four rebounds in the
quarter and finished with eight
overall.
Caldwell led the Tigers with
14 rebounds, while scoring 14
points.
Young and Edenfield scored
13 and 10 points, respectively.
Score by Quarter
UCHS: 13 18 18 12-61
NHS: 12 15 17 26-70

Union Scoring (61): Albritton
3, Caldwell 14, Edenfield 10,
Griffin 6, Simmons 15, Young
13. 3-pointers: Edenfield 2,
Young 3. Free throws: 8-24.


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BHS shows well


in weightlifting,


track in '06


The following is a look at
the athletic teams and
individuals who won
championships at the district,
regional or state levels, or who
qualified to participate in
regional or state competition as
covered by the newspaper in
2006.

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Two weightlifters from
Bradford High School earned
state medals, while the boys
and girls track and field teams
accounted for all four of the
school's championships in
2006.

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Chris Plemons earned
a state medal for
Bradford with a fourth-
place finish at the boys
weightlifting finals.


Girls weightlifter Kelly
Leigh earned the first state
medal for the Tornadoes when
she placed fifth in the 139-
pound class at the Florida High
School Athletic Association
Finals. She had a bench press
of 135 pounds and a clean and
jerk of 160 pounds for a 295-
pound total.
Her clean and jerk total tied
a personal record.
Leigh earned the trip to the
state finals by compiling a 305
total (a PR) at a sectional
qualifying meet. She also set a
PR with her bench press of 145
pounds at the sectional meet.
Teammates Jachael Nichols
and Cassi Padgett also
qualified for the state finals
with their performances at the
sectional meet.
Nichols (154-pound class)
set a PR of 135 pounds in the
bench press, tied a PR with a
150-pound clean and jerk and
established a new PR with a
285-pound total.
Padgett (110) set a PR with
her 245-pound total.
Both Padgett and Nichols
placed 14 at the state finals.
Bradford's second state
medal came courtesy of boys
weightlifter Chris Plemons.
Plemons (119) qualified for the
state finals with a 345-pound
total, then upped that to 370
pounds in the state finals with
a 205-pound bench press and a
165-pound clean and jerk. That
earned him fourth place.
See BHS, p. 5C


Tornadoes go 0-2

in Lee tournament


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
A bit of momentum heading
into the Christmas break could
not be,..sstained by the
Bradford boys basketball team,
which dropped both games it
played in the Lee Holiday
Classic in Jacksonville. .
The Tornadoes (5-4) had
won two straight games, but
failed to get a win in the
holiday tournament. Bradford
concluded play with a 66-33
loss to host Lee on Dec. 23.
Lee outscored the Tornadoes
25-5 in the first quarter and led
by 33 at the half.
Bradford's high scorer was
Antwan Brown with six points.
The Tornadoes return to
action on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at
Interlachen at 7 p.m.
Bradford then returns home
to play district opponent Baker
County on Friday, Jan. 5, at
7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes are
currently 3-1 in the district.
On Tuesday, Jan. 9,
Bradford travels to Orange
Park to play district opponent
Ridgeview at 7:30 p.m.
Score by Quarter
BHS: 5 12 7 9-33
LHS: 25 25 9 7-66


Bradford Scoring (33): Altson
1, Barnes 3, Brown 6, Harris 2,
Moore 3, Sheffield 5, Simmons
4, Wiliams 4, Wilson 5. 3-
pointers:' Sheffield, Williams,
- ,Wilson., .a.,;

Earlier result:

Potter's House 85
Tornadoes 67
Potter's House outscored
Bradford 27-8 in the second
quarter en route to handing the
Tornadoes an 85-67 loss
during the first round of the
Lee Holiday Classic on Dec.
22.
It was just a two-point game
after the opening quarter, but
Potter's House was able to
take a 49-28 lead into halftime.
The Tornadoes were able to
whittle that lead down to eight
heading into the final quarter
before being outscored 20-10.

Bradford's Marcus Wilson
scored a game-high 21 points,
while Brown and Leonard
Barnes scored 18 and 15
points, respectively.


The Bradford Middle School boys track and field team Rebecca Carlton, Sarah Swords, Lindsay Haddock,
won the Floridarunners.com State Championship, while Destiny Griffith, Tyler Prevatt, Jackie Mitchell, Carlton
the girls team placed fourth. Members of the teams Crudup, Bobby McGee, (fourth row, from left) Travis
were: (front, from left) Kanetra Jenkins, Shay Wanton, Ledger, David Weeks, Josh Cooper, Isaiah Jenkins,
Amanda Yarbrough, Meghan Perry, Christina Jordan, Jawan Jamison, Rodney Mosley, Reggie Thomas, (back
Jessika Robinson, Lashika Bellamy, (second row, from row, from left) coach Jimmy Scott, coach Jeff Ledger
left) Rosa London, Courtney Jamison, Samantha and coach John Loper. Not pictured: Nicole Miller, Natali
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BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Bradford High School may
have produced no state
champions in athletics in 2006,
but Bradford Middle School
did as its boys track and field
team proved it was the best in
Florida, winning the
Floridarunners.com Middle
School State Championship
meet.
The Hurricanes placed first
out of 35 teams.
Helping the team's cause
was Jawan Jamison, who
repeated as state champ in both
the 100m and 200m dashes.
Jamison won the 100m with a
time of 11.33 seconds and the
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Carlton Crudup earned a top-


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Indians prove to be best in district in many sports


The following is a look at
the athletic teams and
individuals who won
championships at the district,
regional or state levels, or who
qualified to participate in
regional or state competition as
covered by the newspaper in
2006.
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Keystone Heights High
ScHool had to make room in its
trophy case for eight district
championships its various
teams and individuals won in
2066, as well as three medals
earned in state competition.
There were no regional
championships (though the
softball and boys soccer teams
came close), but Lauren
Stobbie came close to
capturing a state
championship.
Stobbie, a member of the
girls weightlifting team,
finished as runner-up in the
169-pound class at the Florida
High School Athletic
Association Finals. She had a
bench press of 180 pounds and
a clean and jerk of 160 pounds.
That left her 10 pounds behind
Spruce Creek's Brittany
Adamek, who compiled a 350-
pound total en route to
winning the state title.
Rachel Lingerfelt, another
member of the weightlifting
team, earned a medal also by
placing fifth with a 335-pound
total in the 183-pound class at
the FHSAA Finals.
Kelly Michalos (129-pound
class), Danielle Hengl (199)
and Brenda Ward (154) also
qualified for the state finals.
The boys weightlifting team
produced the school's other
state-medal winner. Jesse
Vasquez placed sixth in the
129-pound class with a bench
press' of 215 pounds and a
clean and jerk of 215 pounds.
He was joined at the FHSAA
Finals by two other Keystone
_lifter s---Randy--Davids-(r54)-
and Sam Theisen (183).

Boys soccer, softball
teams miss out on
regional titles
The team's first-ever
regional title seemed within
reach, but in the end, Lake
Highland Prep defeated the


outing, lost 2-1 to W illiston in
the Region 2 championship ,.- ..
game. ".:, .
McCall gave up four hits ', : "4 :
and no earned runs, but errors li
doomed the Indians. A
,_o auucCr team 2-1,
outshooting the Indians 3-2 in .-, "
penalty kicks.
Keystone's Dustin Hayre
scored the first goal of the .
match-a header off of an i
assist by Hayden Rodel-in ,
the 50't minute. That 1-0 lead '
appeared as if it would hold
until Lake Highland Prep 4,-,V rsf
scored with less than a minute .
remaining in regulation. .
The teams then played two A,
scoreless overtime periods :5
before the visitors came out
victorious in the penalty kicks Lauren Stobbie was a
round. state runner-up for
Keystone, which finished Keystone at the girls
the year with an 11-10-6 weightlifting state
record, advanced to the finals.
regional finals after capturing
the program's third straight dropped infield popup and a
district championship. throwing error put Williston's
The Indians defeated Pierson winning run on base in the top
Taylor 4-1 in the District 5-3A of the eighth inning.
semifinals, getting goals from Keystone had two runners
Rodel, Al Duren, Ryan on with one out in the bottom
Hannah and Drew Wingate. of the inning, but failed to
Brad Gober had two assists, score.
while Duren and Austin The Indians did. little
Bennett each had one. Goalie offensively, though Kellie
Michael McLeod had nine Spaulding went 3-for-4 with a
saves. double and a triple. She scored
McLeod followed that up the team's only run after a
with another nine-save single by Karlyn Reddish.
performance as the Indians Keystone, which finished
defeated Crescent City 1-0 to with an 18-10 record, qualified
win the district title. The lone for the regional playoffs after
goal of the match was scored defeating Union County 15-0
early in the second quarter in the District 6-3A semifinals.
when Bennett headed in a Tori Jolley had four RBI,
comer kick by Gober. Sam Sibley had three and
Gober scored the lone goal Reddish and Dani Suit each
in the Indians' 1-0 win over had two in the five-inning win.
Mount Dora in the Region 2 McCall gave up just one hit
quarterfinals, then played a and struck out nine.
pivotal role in the team's 2-1 Keystone then got another
win over Trinity Prep in the strong performance from
Region 2 semifinals. McCall (four hits, 10
Keystone trailed against strikeouts) and a three-run
Trinity Prep until Gober scored homer from Kasey Fagan in
in the 70th minute.- defeating Interlachen 5-1 for
..-The tfatc came down to the district championship.
penalty kicks. Keystone Spaulding went 3-for-3 with an
outshot Trinity Prep '3-1, with RBI and two runs scored.
McLeod and Branden Waters The Indians opened play in
successfully converting on the regional playoffs with a 9-
their attempts before Gober 1 win over Trinity Catholic in
added the decisive kick. the quarterfinals. McCall gave
Another heartbreak in up one hit and no earned runs,
regional play would occur in while Reddish and Noel
the spring when the softball Bartley each drove in two runs.
team, despite.... pitcher.-.. Reddish finishedthe game
MaryAnne McCall's strong 3-for-4 with two RBI in a six-


run fifth.
Fagan hit a three-run homer
in the Indians' 17-0 win over
P.K. Yonge in the regional
semifinals. She finished with
four RBI, while Sibley and
Suit had three and two,
respectively.
Fagan, Spaulding and Suit
were each 3-for-4, with
Spaulding and Suit each hitting
a double. Houser was 2-for-2
and Jolley was 2-for-3.
Girls soccer,
basketball, volleyball
teams win titles
without blemish
The school's girls soccer,
basketball and volleyball
teams had little trouble with
district opponents in 2006.
Each team went undefeated in
district play and won a district
championship.
Rachel Crane scored a total
of six goals in two matches in
the District 5-3A girls soccer
tournament as the Indians shut
out both opponents.
Crane scored four goals in
an 8-0 win over Crescent City
in the semifinals, while Katie
McCollum, Brittany Sabo,
Kaiti Thompson and Tysee
Williams each scored one. The
Indians then got two goals
from Crane in a 5-0 win over
Interlachen for the district title.
Thompson, Williams and
Julie Campbell also scored
against Interlachen, while
McCollum had two assists.
Sabo had one assist.
The easy wins did not lead
to a victory in the first round
of the regional playoffs,


however, as the Indians lost 2-
1 to Mount Dora in the
quarterfinals. Keystone was
shut out until Sabo's goal in
the 741h minute.
Keystone finished the season
with a 14-6 record.
The girls basketball team
defeated every district
opponent it faced by 10 points
or more en route to winning its
first district championship
since the 1998-99 season.
Karlyn Reddish scored 15
points, Kellie Spaulding 13
and Jessica Whitfield 12 as the
Indians defeated Interlachen
65-18 in the District 6-3A
semifinals. The Indians then
got 23 points from Whitfield in
a 65-45 win over Union
County for the district title.
Reddish, Spaulding and Kim
Russell each scored 12 points
in the championship game.
Keystone advanced to the
regional playoffs, defeating
Dixie County 58-37 in the
Region 2 quarterfinals.
The Indians used a 19-6
third-quarter run to put the
game away. Reddish, who
scored a team-high 19 points,
had four field goals during the
run.
Whifield and Russell also
scored in double figures with
15 and 12 points, respectively.
Keystone's run came to an
end in the regional semifinals
with a 49-35 loss to Trinity
Prep.
The Indians held a one-point
lead at the half, but Trinity
Prep made 8-of-15 field goals
in the third quarter, including
four 3-pointers. Keystone


Jesse Vasquez earned
a state medal at the
boys weightlifting
finals for Keystone
with a sixth-place
finish.

made just five field goals in
the entire second half.
Whitfield and Russell led
the Indians, who finished the
season with a 17-12 record,
with 14 and 10 points,
respectively.
The volleyball team
wrapped up its district
tournament with 3-0 and 3-1
wins.
Mallory Wasik had 21 kills
and Kim Russell had 20 assists
as the Indians defeated
Interlachen 25-16, 27-25, 27-
25 in the district semifinals.
Wasik also had eight digs,

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Track and field
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district, region meets
Bradford won three district
championships and one
regional championship in
2006, all of which came during
track and field season.
The boys team had three of
those championships, two of
which occurred at the District
5-2A meet.
Ryan Robinson won the
400m with a PR of 51.46
seconds, while the 4xl00m
relay team of Chuckie
Covingtorl, Jimmy Hankerson,
Rob Harris and J.R. Petteway
won its race with a time of
42.46 seconds.
Girls team member Tiesha
Bellamy won the district title
in the discus, setting a new PR
with a throw of 86'2".
By virtue of those wins, the
Tornadoes qualified to
compete in regionals in each of
those events, but they had
more qualifiers as well (the top
four finishers in each event
advanced to regionals).
Jennifer Smyth was district
runner-up in the 400m with a
time of 1:01.09. She also
helped the girls 4xl00m relay
team finish second with a time
of 53.80 seconds. The team
was also composed of Destiny
Bass, Latayvia Henderson and
Ebony Smith.
Harris earned a second-place
finish for the boys team with a
time of 10.86 seconds in the
100m. He also placed third in
the 200m with a time of 23.08
seconds (Harris had to battle
eventual state champion C.J.
Spiller of Union County in
both 100m and 200m races).
The girls 4x800m relay team
of Tracy Ledger, Joyce-Anita
Villamil, Emma Sheppard and
Katrina Steffan placed third
with a time of 13:40.34, while
Smyth placed fourth in the


J.R. Petteway (far left), Chuckie Covington (second from left), Jimmy Hankerson
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200m with a PR of 27.08
seconds.
Jtistin Hollingsworth,
Malcolm Moore, James
Jamison and Robinson
comprised the boys 4x400m
relay team, which finished
fourth with a time of 3:39.45.
At the regional meet,
Bradford qualified for the state
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including the boys 4xl00m
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42.84 seconds to win the
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Harris earned the other two
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placed ninth in the discus and
the girls 4x800m relay team
placed 14th
Bradford was unable to
advance out of the
preliminaries in the three
events it participated in at the
state finals.

Girls basketball team
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The Tornadoes defeated
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Khalaa Hill led Bradford
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The year saw 10 individuals
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Donny Jarrett finished .third
in the 130-pound class at the
district tournament, while eight
of his fellow wrestlers placed
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Spiller brings top honors to Union County in 2006


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Of the three area high
schools-Bradford, Keystone
Heig hts and Union
County-only Union County
produced a state champion in
2005.

The school can make that
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Spiller won not one, but two
state championships, closing
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It began at the district meet
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Highland won the shot put
with a distance of 52'2.5" and
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throw of 162'2".
Girls team member Davis
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distance of 33'2".
Brandon Shoup was district
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time of 2:08.24.
The Tigers also qualified for
the regional meet in three other
events. Davis placed third in
the 200m with a time of 27.06
seconds, while Kerrie Lynch
placed third and fourth,
respectively, in the 800m and
1600m runs with times of
2:46.78 and 6:10.68.
Spiller continued his
winning ways at the regional
meet, claiming the title in the
100m with a time of 10.46
seconds and in the'200m with
a time of 21.56 seconds.
Highland won the
championship in the shot put
with a distance of 49'9.25". He
was runner-up in the discus
with a throw of 146'5".
Shoup was also a regional
runner-up, finishing the 800m
in 2:00.54.
Davis earned a trip to the
state finals by placing fourth in
the triple jump with a school
record distance of 34' 11".'
She could not earn a trip to


Kevin Alexander (left) and Donnie Clyatt earned
medals at the boys weightlifting state finals. Alexander.
placed sixth and Clyatt placed third.


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state in the 200m, placing 12"'.
Lynch placed ninth in the
800m and 13" in the 1600m.
Upon entering the state
finals, Spiller had not lost a
race in the 100m or 200m all
year. Nothing changed when
he won the championships in
both races with times of 10.42
and 21.50 seconds.
His 100m time was .04
seconds away from tying a
Class 2A record. It was also
the second-fastest time run in
the state that year and the fifth-
best time in the country.
Highland also earned a state
medal, placing fourth in the
shot put with a distance of
52'6.25", which was a.
personal record.
In the discus, Highland
finished 14th, while Union's
other state qualifier, Davis,
placed 13th in the girls triple
jump.

2 weightlifters hoist
state medals at
season's conclusion
Three boys weightlifters
qualified for the state finals,
with two of them returning
home with medals in tow.
Donnie Clyatt (129-pound
class) and Kevin Alexander
(219) each earned a medal
after their third- and sixth-
place finishes, respectively.
Clyatt had a bench press of
230 pounds and a clean and
jerk of 210 pounds,, while
Alexander had a bench press
of 360 pounds and a clean and
jerk of 300 pounds.
Alexander actually had the
fourth best total in his class.
However, two other lifters who
had the same total finished
ahead of him because of body
weight.
Ricky Westfall also
competed at the state meet in
the 169-pound class. He placed
eighth (lifters must place in the
top six to earn medals).
Each of the three lifters
qualified for the state meet
with the following totals
compiled during a sectional-
qualifying meet: Clyatt 440
pounds, Alexander 620 pounds
and Westfall 535 pounds.

Boys basketball team
ends long drought
Forbthe first time in 12 years,
thf"boys basketball team won
its district, having to defeat a
team it had lost to three
previous times during the
season.
First, the Tigers had to hold
off a rally by Interlachen in a
69-64 win in the semifinals.


Interlachen cut Union's lead to
a point in the fourth quarter
before Chris Perry stopped the
Rams' 8-0 run with a 3-
pointer.
It was a one-point game
again later when the Tigers'
Brendan Odom made two free
throws with less than 30
seconds remaining.
Ted Young led the team
with 14 points. C.J. Spiller had
13, Odom had 11 and Kevin
Alexander had 10.
The Tigers then wrapped up
the championship by defeating
Crescent City 58-50.
Spiller scored six
points-including making 4-
of-4 free throws-in the final
2:20.
As a team, the Tigers made
7-of-9 free throws in the final
quarter.
Odon). led Union with 18
points, while Spiller and
Alexander had 16 and 10,
respectively.
The team may have shot
well from the foul line in the
district final, but it could not
repeat that performance in the
Region 2 quarterfinals, losing
72-71 to Williston in overtime.
Union made just l-of-8 free
throws in the fourth
quarter-including two missed
free throws in the final 13
seconds that would've put
them up by five-and 13-of-30
overall.
However, the Tigers had a
commanding lead that they
could not hold on to.
Spiller, Young, Rodencia
Austin and Justin Griffin each
had a 3-pointer in the second
quarter as the Tigers built a 31-
5 lead.
Williston's cold shooting did
not last as the Devils were able
to come back and make it a
close game.
The Tigers held a three-
point lead when Perry went to
the foul line to shoot two free
throws with 13 seconds left to
play. He missed both, and
Williston's Jarrell Hopkins
made a 3-pointer with six
seconds left to force overtime.
Griffin made a basket to tie
the game with less than 20
seconds remaining in overtime,
but a foul sent Williston to the
line with three seconds left on
the clock. One made free
throw proved to be the
difference.
Lrfion finished it, seasiho"
-Withi 16-12 record. ..---

2 girls lifters make
state appearance
The girls weightlifting team
See UCHS, p.7C


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C.J. Spiller stands on the medal stand after winning
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KHHS
Continued from p. 4C
while Michelle Houser led the
team with 10.
Lori Albritton and Tysee
Williams each had 11 service
points.
Keystone won the
championship by defeating
Crescent City 28-26, 25-8, 23-
25, 25-23. Wasik had 19 kills,
19 service points, five service
aces, 14 digs and two blocks,
while Russell had 27 assists,
nine digs and seven kills.
The Indians also got 21 digs
fronfi Houser and 12. kills from
Katie Taylor.
Albritton had 24 service
points and 19 assists to help
Keystone defeat Dixie County
in the Region 2 quarterfinals.
Wasik had 20 kills, Russell
had 11 assists and Houser had
1 1 digs.
The Indians' season ended
against eventual state
champion Lake Highland Prep,
which handed them a 3-0 (25-
7, 25-17, 25-16) loss. Houser
had 19 digs for the Indians,
who finished the season with a
record of 17-12.

Baseball team ends
title drought
Keystone earned its first
district championship since
1999, defeating Interlachen 6-
2.
Blake Lott, who was 2-for-4,
drove in two runs to help the
Indians claim the title, while


Lans Hardin and Tyson Paulk
each had one RBI.
Tyler Richardson also added
to the offense, going 3-for-4
with a double.
Pitcher David Thomas gave
up seven hits and struck out
seven in earning the win.
Interlachen had potential
scoring opportunities in the
second and third innings, but
Thomas recorded two straight
strikeouts to end each.
The Indians could not hang
onto a lead in the Region 2
quarterfinals, losing 9-7 to
Williston.
Keystone was up 5-1 at one
point and also led 7-5 heading
into the seventh inning.
Williston scored four runs in
the top of the seventh off of
five hits. The Indians put two
runners on in the bottom of the
inning with one out, but failed
to score.
Wil Breton hit a two-run
home run and finished the
game 2-for-4 for the Indians,
who ended the season with a
16-12 record. Paulk was 2-for-
3 and Josh Mangus was 2-for-
4.

Eddins, Tillery win 2
championships
Two district titles were
earned by members of the girls
tennis and boys track and field
teams
Valerie Eddins won a title
by going 3-0 in the District 4-
2A girls tennis tournament.
She compiled an overall 13-3
record at number-two singles
in helping the Indians finish 9-


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The Keystone softball team won its district and just fell Richardson, Noel Bartley, Tori Jolley, coach Ollie
short of capturing a regional championship. Pictured Powell, Kim Russell, Kellie Spaulding, Megan Poupard,
are: (front, from left) Kerrie Broadway, Karlyn Reddish, Michelle Houser, Ryan Story, Sam Sibley, Becca Heavrin
MaryAnne McCall, Donna Wheeler, Dani Suit, Kasey and head coach Kathy Smith. Not pictured: Rachel
Fagan, (back, from left) Ashley Altman, coach Dale Rothwell.


4 and tied for third in the
district.
In track and field, Tillery
won the 3200m with a time of
10:47.86, sending him to the
regional meet. He could not
earn a berth in the state finals,
however, despite posting a
personal record of 10:33.29.
The girls track and field
team had two members qualify
for regionals: Rachel Crane in
the high jump and Liz Wheeler
in the 300m hurdles. Crane
placed fourth at districts,
clearing a height of 4'10",
while Wheeler was third in her
event with a time of 55.80
seconds.
Crane and Wheeler earned
ninth- and 130'-place finishes at
the regional meet.

Football team earns
second straight
postseason trip
The football season saw


Keystone not only finish as
District 3-2A runner-up for the
second straight year, but
compile its best record since
the 1992 season.
Keystone went 9-2, with its
only loss during the regular
season coming at the hands of
district opponent-and
eventual state champion-
Bolles.
The Indians wrapped up
second place in the district
during a three-game stretch in
which they defeated Bradford
35-21, Interlachen 28-0 and
Ribault 31-14.
Running backs Greg Taylor.
and Matt Story were a big part

of those three wins. They
combined for 13 touchdowns
in those games, including
Taylor's three-touchdown
performance in the win over
Ribault.
Taylor rushed for 185 yards
and scored on runs of 8, 21
and 46 yards in the postseason-


clinching win over the Trojans,
while Story rushed for 104
yards and one touchdown of 8
yards.
Michael McLeod kicked a
34-yard field goal to add to the
scoring, while Brandonr Lott
and Brandon McGuire each
had an interception on defense.
Keystone's season came to
an end the same way it did in
wl&5-with a loss to South.
umter in the regional
semifinals.
South Sumpter running back
Richard Kelly rushed for 169
yards and four touchdowns as-
his team defeated the Indians
52-12.
Taylor scored both Keystone
touchdowns on receptions of 9
and 15 yards. He finished the
game with 141 yards on seven
receptions.

Girls earn region trip
in cross country, golf
Margaret Walker's sixth-


place finish at the district meet
helped propel the girls cross
country team to a.fourth-place
finish and a berth in the
regional meet.
Walker had a time of 6:43.1.
Her teammates' results were:
Liz Wheeler sixth, 6:43.1,
Raquel Doty-O'Kelly 21st,
7:23.7, Julie Rund 22nd, 7:24.5,
and Jordyn Davis 45", 8:18.6.
The team's season ended 'at
the regional meet. Walker led
the team with a time of
20:44.14, which was good for
16" place.
In the District 5-A girls golf
tournament, Keystone placed
third to earn a trip fo regionals.
Valerie Eddins was the
medalist with a score of 95.
She would go on to shoot a
100 at the Region 2 meet.
Joining Eddins on the team
were Ashley Altman, Sierra
Brown, Billie Jean Byrom,
Alyssa Dingman, Karleigh
Smoak and Katie Sue
Strassburger.


Brendan Odom played a key role in helping the Union
County boys basketball team win its district by sinking
two free throws late in the game in a semifinal win
over Interlachen.


UCHS
Continued from p. 6C

had two members qualify for
the state finals: Kerrie Lynch
and Cara Hannon'.
Lynch (119) qualified for
the finals with a 270-pound
total amassed at a sectional-
qualifying meet. That was a
school record along with her
140-pound bench press. Her
130-pound clean and jerk tied
a school record.
Hannon (139) set two school
records as well. Her 135-
pound bench press and 280-
pound total both went into .the
record books, while her 1.45-
pound clean and jerk tied a
personal record.
Neither lifter earned a medal
at the ..state finals, though
Lynch finished two spots out
of medal contention. She
finished eighth, while Hannon
placed 23d.


Girls basketball team
qualifies for playoffs
The girls basketball team
played Keystone Heights the
closest of any other team in
District 6-3A, but the Tigers
still could not prevail against
the Indians in the district
championship game, losing 65-
45.
The Tigers earned the right
to play for the title by
defeating Crescent City 49-27
in the semifinals. Union scored
Sthe first 12 points of the game
and'never looked back.
Tiffany Holmes led the team
with 17 points, while Amber
Franzluebbers had 14.
Union then advanced to play
Keystone, a team it had lost to
twice previously. The Indians
made it three in a row over the
Tigers, despite the fact Union
got double-digit scoring from
Franzluebbers (T5), Amika


Davis (13) and Miranda Kent
(12).
Holmes had quite a game the
next time the Tigers took to the
court, but that did not help the
team advance in the playoffs.
The Tigers lost 62-41 to P.K.
Yonge in the Region 2
quarterfinals.
Holmes had 20 points and
12 rebounds for the Tigers,
who trailed by 20 at the half.
Franzluebbers added nine
points.

Osborne has quite a
season In golf
How long had it been since a
Union County boys golfer
advanced beyond the district
tournament? Head coach Duke
Emerson wasn't sure, but he
knew it had been quite a while
before Devin Osborne did it in
2006.
Osborne had a score of 84 in
the District 4-A tournament,
qualifying him for the Region
2 tournament. His season came
to an end there, where he had a
score of 86.
The boys team went 17-4
during the season, with
Osborne finishing with the
team's lowest score in all but
two matches.



STATE
Continued from p. 3C

Jenkins, Synteia Postway,
Christina Jordan and Lashika
Bellamy.
Jenkins and Jordan teamed
up with Shay Wanton and
Courtney Jamison to finish as
state runner-up in the 4xl00m
relay with a school-record time
of 53.17 seconds.
Earning fifth-place finishes
for Bradford were Bellamy in
the 400m (65.59), Jamison in
the triple jump (29'3") and
Wanton in the shot put
(31'1.5").


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