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Title: Union County times
Uniform Title: Union County times (Lake Butler, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Sprintow Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Lake Butler Fla
Creation Date: July 5, 2007
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Note This!

LBMS football
workouts to
start July 9
Summer workouts for the
Lake Butler Middle School
football team will start on
Monday, July 9, at 5 p.m. in
the gymnasium.
Students and parents
should stop by the school's
front office to pick up
medical forms and other
important information.
For more information, call
LBMS at (386) 496-3046.

Pop Warner
sign-ups to be
held July 12, 19
Union County Pop Warner
sign-ups will be Thursday,
July 12 and 19, from 6-8
p.m. at the O.J. Philips
Recreation Complex.
Football is $60.
Cheerleading is $130.
For sign-ups, parents will
need the following: a birth
certificate, current picture,
current physical and a report
card from the last grade
completed.
Questions? Call Brett
Dukes at (386) 623-4952 or
Brandy Tomlinson at (352)
745-1107.

VFW holds poker
event July 14
Lake Butler VFW Post
10082 will hold a Christmas
in July poker run, on
Saturday, July 14, to help
children's charities this year.
Sign-in is from 10:30-11
a.m.- at the Double Deuce,
200 S.W. Fourth Ave.,
Donations are $15 per
person (with meal)..Without
a poker hand,
meals-consisting of:
spaghetti, bread, green beans
and cake-are a $5 donation.
Residents who would like
to -support the cause do not
have to go on the poker run
to. play. There will be a
50/50 drawing (need not be
present to win) and door
prizes. For more
information, call post
commander Tohn Crews at
(386) 496-3263.

Be WISE offers
health series
Be WISE Union County
offers the following
workshops to educate the
public on issues that affect
their overall health:
Understanding
Alzheimers Thursday,
July 12, 10 a.m., Lake
Butler Hospital.
Diabetes Series -
Thursday, July 19, 10
a.m., Lake Butler
Hospital.

Andrews family
to hold reunion
On Saturday, July 7, the
Andrews family will hold a
reunion at 11 a.m. at the
Lake Butler Church of
Christ. All friends and
family are welcome. Those
attending are -asked to bring
a covered dish.

LBMS holds
open gym for
girls volleyball
All girls in the sixth,
seventh or eighth grade who
are interested in volleyball
conditioning and skill
development are invited to
Lake Butler Middle School's
open gym on Tuesdays and
Thursday, July 10 through
Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in
the LBMS gymnasium.
Girls do not have to
participate in this activity to
try out for the LBMS'2007-.
2008 volleyball team on
Aug. 23-24.
A completed medical
authorization form, available
in the school's front office, is
required to participate in the
open gym.


TlE GATORS CAN'T WIN THEM ALL


BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
If you were a fan of Steve
Irwin, you may be missing the
familiar phrase of "Crikey!"
and other antics of the late
crocodile hunter.
However, Union County can
now boast of its own reptilian
hunters.
Well-sort of.
Union County Sheriff's
Office Sgt. Ray Shuford
briefly imitated the Animal
Planet star as he told of his
alligator capture Monday.
Shuford was on patrol
Friday when he was dispatched
at 10:45 a.m. to an "animal
complaint," as the sheriff's
office call history record labled
it.
"We get these calls
occasionally," Shuford said.
But usually they're a little
more tame than what he found
when he arrived to area of
Northwest Third Street in Lake
Butler (the road in front of the
lake).
A four-foot alligator was
crawling down the street.
Shuford said normally if an
alligator is in the water, the
responding officer will leave it
alone.
"They're okay in the lake,"
he said. "They'll stay in the
water."
However, this particular
alligator had wandered 200 to
300 yards from the lake, and it
was in an area near houses
where Shuford said he knew
small children lived.
"The animal >did not seem
fearful of humans," he said.
"When they're bold enough to


contracted trapper to get the
alligator.
Dispatch told him the
trapper was approximately an
hour away.
For public safety concerns,
Shuford said he decided, with
the help of city of Lake Butler
employee Ricky Jenkins, to
trap the alligator before it
could harm anyone.
Shuford said Jenkins had a
rope in the back of his truck,
and the two attempted to
capture the alligator, which
had made its way into a
partially wooded area.
Jenkins grabbed the mouth
as the animal fought back.
"We were very cautious and
took our time," Shuford said.
When the rope was around
the alligator and some duct
tape secured its mouth,
Shuford said they brought the
animal back to the sheriff's
office to wait until the trapper
arrived.
Shuford said the trapper told
him the animal would be taken
to the University of Florida,
which would identify the sex
of the animal, other vitals and
tag it. Then, it would be
released into the wild.
The animal complaint was
something a little out of the
ordinary for the sheriff's
office, and Shuford said he
enjoyed the variety.
"It was a lot of fun," he said.
"It was a call we don't see
very often."
Shuford said citizens should
call if they see an alligator that
is posing a threat to human
safety or have other complaints
the sheriffs office could be of
service with.


come into someone's yard, that
raises concerns of public safety


for the sheriffs office."
He called for the Florida


Fish and Wildlife
Conservation' Commission's-


Plum Creek looks to annex 3,861 acres into Lake Butler


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Annexation would be
the first step in a
process estimated at
15-20 years

BY LINDSEY KIRKLAND
Times Editor
With rumors spreading like
wildfire, Lake Butler residents
have been unsure about the
potential development of land
owned by Plum Creek.
The city of Lake Butler and
Plum Creek met at city hall
June 27 to discuss these
concerns, and to present
information about what Plum
Creek planned to do with its
property.
The meeting was open to the
public, though only a few
residents showed up.
Todd Powell, out of Plum
Creek's Gainesville office,
spoke first at the meeting.
"Plum Creek intends to file
an application to-annex a large
portion of property into the
city," he said.
This property is 3,861 acres
and extends from the perimeter
of the lake north of Lake
Butler's current city limits to
Box Road. It includes a
majority of the lake, which is
currently not located within the
city.
"It will actually bring the
physical lake into the city,"
Powell said.
The property borders a 200-
acre property the company
already owns within the city.
With the sizeable property,
questions may arise about
when construction will start
and what it means for residents
in the city of Lake Butler and
- within the county.


Therefore, Plum Creek plans
to work with the public, the
city commission and the
county commission to answer
questions and gain community
input on the project.
"It's going to be a very
timely process," he said. "It's
not going to happen
overnight."
.Powell said the development
of the 3,861 acres is something
that will take almost 15 to 20
years to complete.
Plum Creek told city
commissioners it is going to
work with planners to create a
master plan of what the
development will look like.
The company-owning
140,000 contiguous acres from
Columbia County to Union to
Baker and eventually to the
Duval County line-said it
does not want to create a
development that looks
unorganized, choppy and like
separate areas..
Instead, a master plan will
map out the whole-area, and it
will then be developed in
smaller 200- to 300-acre
sections at a time.
"Plum Creek is not the land
owner who comes in looking
for short-term gains," Powell
said. "We think this is very
important to have this as a
public-private sector
partnership."
Annexation is the first step
in the process that if approved
by the city commission will
increase the tax base for Lake
Butler.
Not only this, but also the
project could mean potentially
new school sites, roadways
and other vital services so that
current city services are not
-overwhelmed.


The above map shows the 3,861 acres that Plum Creek currently owns and is
looking to get annexed into the city of Lake Butler. The company met with the city
at a public meeting last week4o discuss the future plans of the site. If annexed,
the Plum Creek property would make the city four to five times larger than it is
now at 750 acres of populated land (250 additional acres contain the city's spray
field).


City manager Richard Tillis on the project if it were master
and manager designee John planned. He said he wouldn't
Berchtold both attended the like the idea of developing the
meeting with the smaller portions of land at one
commissioners, time if the total picture wasn't
Tillis said he would kept in mind.
definitely look more favorably Powell said, "We're all


partners in this."
Another concern Powell said
people might have is how the
project might affect the lake,

See ANNEX, p. 2A


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If they would have been dressed as football players, it wouldn't have ended as
well for City of Lake Butler employee Ricky Jenkins (left) and Sgt. Ray Shuford
(right), who are holding up the alligator they caught Friday. Even the gator loses.
occasionally, especially when rope and duct tape are involved. After responding
to an animal complaint call, Shuford decided to capture the alligator-with the
help of Jenkins-when the trapper could not make it to the scene in less than an
hour. Photo by John Walker.


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to the library Continued from p. 1A ~ .


Megan Bonesio went rollin' on down to the Union
County Public Library June 28 with her bicycle.
Ambulances, bulldozers, bikes, trikes and even one-
of-a-kind vehicles (background) were available for
the youth program. Approximately 150 participants
were at the program.


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With his new helmet, Robert Quince,.10, is all smiles
with health department employee Joe Pietrangelo.
Approximately 250 helmets were distributed for free,
according to Pietrangelo.


the view and use of that area.
Powell said, "We recognize
the importance of the
view...You have a very nice
city."
"This is going to be
something that complements
what's already in the city."
No industrial usage is
planned for the development,
but rather Plum Creek
envisions a mix of housing (in
various-sized lots),
commercial and retail
properties.
"One of the main benefits is
the economic benefit," Powell
said.
Union County is classified
as a Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern.
"It's going to provide more
opportunities for city residents
to spend their dollars in the
county and city," Powell said.
Along with new businesses
also come more jobs for area
residents.
With ownership of
approximately 53 percent of
Union County, Plum Creek is
the second largest private
landowner in Florida,and the
largest private landowner in
the country. One of its key
Florida operations offices is
already located in Union
County.
The company employs 28
people statewide and 36
private contractors, with more
than 598,000 acres in
timberlands.
Tillis asked Powell how
involved Plum Creek would be
in the entire development
process since it is such a
sizeable landowner.
"You want people to say,
'Look what you did for Lake
Butler. not look what you did
to Lake Butler,'" Tillis said.
Pov.ell said, "We're looking
for% ard to working with you."
'Plum Creek is going to be
in\tlled with this throughout
the v.hole process. We want to
make sure it's something
speual."
City attorney John Maines
asked if the company was
committed to only the
annexation or if it was sure of
the long-term goals of the
project.
The process is in its early
stages. according to Powell,
..ho cited the real e'fitae
market as a factor in the,
company 's decision.
Ho\'ever, he did say, "We're
committed to the long-term
development."
"We're very proud of our
reputation as a company."
Because of this, he said the
company will try to do what's
in the best interest of the city,
its residents and the
environment.
City commissioner Brantley
Crawford said, "I'm glad y'all
decided to go with the city."
Businessman and Union
County resident Avery Roberts
attended the meeting and
spoke in favor of the project.
"I think it's a good thing,"
he said. "The worse thing you
can get is hodge podging
developments."
Roberts said one company
owning the property and doing
a master plan was better than
10 different property owners
doing a development that did
not flow together.
"They (Plum Creek) want to
take your vision into this," lie
said.


This map shows the current boundaries of the city of Lake Butler (white outlined
area in center). Annexing the Plum Creek property would bring the rest of the lake
into the city limits.


"I've sat down and met with
these guys. What they've told
you here today is from the
heart."
"I think they'll be a good
partner to the city."
Tillis said the meeting was
informative and gave
commissioners and those in
attendance a better idea of
what to expect out of the
project and a time line for


development.
Before annexation comes to
the city commission for a vote,
Tillis said he sees the
commission sitting down with
Plum Creek many more times
to work out details of all that is
involved in the lengthy project;'
"Right up front, itstaits with
open communication...," Tillis
said. "To maintain that will be
very beneficial."


Editor's Note: No action
was taken at the June 27
meeting. It was an informative
meeting for the public and
commissioners only.
Plum Creek has also held
...meetings with Union's Board
of County Commissioners to
discuss the annexation of the
3,861 acres, as well as the
potential for future projects
within the county.


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Library aides Joannie Harvey (left) and Dianne
Hannon (right) greet forest ranger Amy Langford
(center) and senior forest ranger William Warren (not
pictured). The Division of Forestry brought rulers,
Smokey Bear cutouts, fun activities for the kids and
heavy duty-equipment used to fight wildfires.


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May I have some peas, please?


Lulu resident Ruth Newsome (right) was one of the many customers at the Union
County Farmers' Market where she bought Southern peas June 30 from Anita
Wilkinson (left) and Wilkinson's grandson, Conner. In spite of the drought, a wide
variety of produce is available. If you want sweet corn, come early. The farmers'
market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday until July 28. Photo provided by
Jacque Breman, extension director.


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C.L. "Lester" Thomas of Providence stands in his hay field he had been bailing.
Thomas was able to produce a light harvest earlier in the season and a heavier
yield on June 25. Picture and information provided by Union County Extension
Director Jacque Breman.


Hay harvest activity picks up


July 12 workshop
aims to educate
public on home
buying process
Ready to buy a home?
Unsure of where and how to
start?
ERA Advantage Realty and
SunTrust Mortgage will
provide a workshop to answer


Public

Meetings






City of Lake Butler
Monday, July 9, 5:15 p.m.,
City Hall, 200 S.W: First
St. For details, call (386)
496-3401.

Union County Housing
Authority
Monday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.,
at the authority office, 715
W. Main St. in Lake
Butler.

Raiford Town Council
Tuesday, July 10, 5 p.m.,
town hall, located at the
corner of S.R. 121 and
C.R. 229 in Raiford.

Union County School
Board
Tuesday, July 10, 6 p.m.,
school board. meeting
room, located at the corner
of Lake Avenue and
Southwest Sixth Street in
Lake Butler. For details,
call (386) 496-2045.

Worthington Springs
Town Council
Tuesday, July 10, 7:30
p.m., town hall, located at
S.R. 121 and Southwest
36th Drive in Worthington
Springs.


questions and help potential
homebuyers with every step.
It will take place on
Thursday, July 12, from 6:30-
8:30 p.m., at the Lake Butler
community center, 155 N.W.
Third St.
Topics of discussion will
include mortgage application
process, credit reports/scores,
types of financing, Florida
bond program, SHIP program
and closing costs.
Seating is limited. Reserve
your seat by calling Chris
Stanley at ERA at (386) 496-
1890.

First Baptist
marks July 8
homecoming
First Baptist Church of Lake
Butler, 195 E. Main St., will
celebrate its homecoming this
Sunday, July 8, and everyone
is welcome to attend.
Guest speakers will be the
Rev. Rusty Womack, at 8:45
a.m. and 11 a.m., and the Rev.
Lewis Miller at 10 a.m.
Special music will be
performed by Cathy Perry at
8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
A. covered dish luncheon
will follow the morning
services at Lake Butler
Elementary School's cafeteria,
800 S.W. Sixth St.

Correction
In the June 21 and June 28
issues of the Union County
Times, we misspelled Dale
Tillis' name on two occasions.
We apologize for these
errors and any inconvenience
they may have caused.

Transportation
meeting cancelled
The Union -County
Transportation Disadvantaged


Board meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, July 17, has been
cancelled.
The board met in June, and
there is no new business for
the July meeting.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 1:15
p.m. marks the board's next
scheduled meeting.
For questions, call Lynn
Godfrey at (800) 226-0690,
ext. 110.
LBMS girls
volleyball tryouts
Aug. 23-24
Lake Butler Middle School
will hold its girls volleyball
tryouts on Thursday and
Friday, Aug. 23-24, from 3-5
p.m. in the LBMS gymnasium.
All girls going into the sixth,
seventh or eighth grade who
are interested in playing
volleyball can try out for the
team.
Participants should be
dressed out and ready to start
promptly at 3 p.m.
All paperwork-preparation
physical evaluation, consent
and release from liability
certificate, LBMS vollyeball
registration form and medical
authorization form-must be
turned into Coach Trudy
Andrews prior to participating
in the tryouts. These packets
can be picked up in the
school's front office.
If you have any questions,
please call Trudy Andrews at
(352) 494-4602.

Win an authentic
Dale Earnhardt
Sr. pit crew jacket
The Rotary Club of Lake
Butler is selling $1 tickets for a
chance to win an authentic
Dale Earnhardt Sr. pit crew
jacket


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BY JACQUE BREMAN
Special to the Times
Farmers have been busy
cutting hay and fluffing it
between afternoon showers.
Rain has been spotty over
the county, so farmers have
had a time of it trying to cut
and cure hay.
Demand for hay is still
strong for livestock owners
who have had pasture damaged
by 'the drought or who are
recovering from extremely
heavy grazing pressure.
Although many hay farmers
are getting their first hay cut
now, some producers were
able to get a light harvest
earlier. An example was C. L.


Tickets are available at the
library, Community State'
Bank, Mercantile, Custom
Computer Services and the
Union County Times. For
more information, call (386)
496-3432.


Thomas of Providence.
In spite of the drought, about
six weeks ago, Thomas was
able to cut 44 round bales and
200 square bales on 12 acres of
Bermuda grass. On Monday,
June 24, Thomas was fluffing
what looked like a heavier
yield on some of his wetter
land.
Farmers are reminded that
nutrients removed by cutting
Bermuda grass need to be
replaced to keep the hayfield
rhizome system growing.
For soils that test in the
medium potash range, the
University of Florida IFAS
Extension Soil Test lab
recommends applying 80


Want to win at
least $200?
Lake Butler Volunteer
Fire/Rescue is selling tickets
for a 50/50 drawing to benefit
its Firefighter Fund.
Tickets are available for $1
from apy LBVFR firefighter,


pounds of actual nitrogen and
40 pounds of actual potash per
acre after each Bermuda grass
hay cutting (except the last
cutting in the fall).
For more information about
hay and pasture fertilization
and weed control, contact the
Union County Extension
Office at (386) 496-2321.



Jacque Breman is the
director of the University of
Florida's Union County
Extension Office. He has a
Ph.D. in agronomy, plant
genetics.


Lake Butler City Hall, 200
S.W. First St., or the Union
County Times.
The date of the drawing is
set for Wednesday, July 4. The
winner is guaranteed at least
$200 and will be contacted by
phone.


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Page 4A UNION COUNTY TIMES July 5, 2007


Union spends less per pupil than ;.

state at middle, elementary levels


High school expense
was above stage
average

BY MARCIA MILLER
Telegraph Staff Writer
Each year the Florida
Department of Education
calculates the average amount
of'money each school in the
state spends per pupil and then
posts those averages in the
Florida School Indicators
Report.
In the 2005-2006 school
year, the most recent numbers
available, the report indicates
that Union schools spent less
than the state average on
elementary and middle school
levels, but more than the state
on the high school level.
In calculating how much a
school district spends per
pupil, a lot of factors have to
be considered-all the factors
that go into running a public
school.
These factors include
salaries for teachers,
administrators, bus drivers,
cafeteria workers and janitorial
staff. They also include the
cost of textbooks, materials,
and supplies ranging from
copy machine paper to toilet
paper. Utility bills, fuel for the
buses, and many other costs
are also part of the formula.
When all those costs are
added together and divided by
the number of students in each
school, an average per pupil
cost for each school is the
result.

High school costs
When looking at high
schools in Union and Bradford


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There will
be no
library
program
Thursday,
July 5.

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The youth program will
return
Thursday, July
12-, 10 a.m. at
Lake Butler
Elementary
School
when library staff present
"A Twisted Fairy Tale."
Lunches will be
provided, for children
j under age 18, by the
USDA and Union,County
School Board.
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counties and the Keystone
Heights area, the 2005-2006
figures indicate that Union
County High School spent
significantly more money per
pupil than either Bradford
High School or Keystone
Heights Jr.-Sr. High School.
While Bradford High spent
an average of $5,150 per pupil
in 05-06, UCHS spent $7,313.
Keystone Heights High School
spent $5,493 per pupil. The
state average was $5,592.
BHS' per pupil expenditure
was $442 less than the state
average, $343 less than KHHS
and $2,163 less than UCHS.
Comparing those numbers to
the state average, however,
indicates that only UCHS
spent more per pupil than the
average for Florida.

Middle school costs
In looking at the middle
grades for the area, Lake
Butler Middle School spent
approximately $3,236 per
pupil.
To compare, Lawtey
Community School spent more
per pupil than any other
school, averaging $5,704 per
pupil for 05-06. That number
was $112 more per pupil than
the state average of $5,592.
Keystone Heights Jr.-Sr:
High School spent
approximately $5,493 per
pupil. Bradford Middle School
spent approximately $4,657
per pupil.
LBMS spent $1,421 less per
pupil than BMS, $2,257 less
than Keystone Heights and
$2,468 less than LCS.
BMS' 05-06 average per
pupil cost was $935 below the
state average, $836 below
KHHS and $1.421 below


July 28, at noon at the Starke
Golf and Country Club.
Buy-in is $100. There will
be food, prizes and more.
To purchase tickets or for
more information, call (904)
964-9622.,

AARP offers
summer driver
safety courses
AARP is offering several
Driver Safety Program classes
during the summer.
The two-day, eight-hour
classroom instruction refines
driving skills and develops
defensive driving techniques.
It is $10; and there are no tests.
The certificate qualifies
graduates for an auto insurance
discount for three years.
Class will be held in Starke
on July 24-25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Classes will be held in
Gainesville on these dates:
July 16-17, noon to 4 p.m.;
July 26-27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
and August 15-16, noon to 4
p.m.
For information and to
register, call (352) 333-3036.

SHINE offers
health insurance
counseling to
seniors July 11
Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders, known as
SHINE, will offer health
insurance advice on
Wednesday, July 11, from
12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Union
County Public Library, 175 W.


LBMS.
LCS was the only middle
grades school in the area to
spend more per pupil than the
state average.

Elementary school
costs
When examining per pupil
costs for the elementary
schools in the area, you find
that three had per pupil costs
above the state average in 05-
06.
Melrose Elementary School
had the highest per pupil
expenditure, $6,717. The
elementary grades at Lawtey
Community School were next
with a cost of $5,704 per pupil
and Brooker Elementary
School had a cost of $5,663
per pupil. The state average
was $5,592.
Area elementary schools
falling under the state average
for per pupil costs were: Starke
Elementary $5,340; McRae
Elementary, $5,067; Hampton
Elementary, $5,016; Southside
Elementary, $4,980; Keystone
Heights Elementary, $4,912;
Lake Butler Elementary,
$4,501; and Lake Butler
Middle School, $3,236.
Note that Lake Butler
Middle School houses the
fourth and fifth grades in
Union County.
The per pupil cost for
elementary grades at LBES
was $1,091 less than the state
average, $1,203 less than LCS,
$1,064 less than the average
for Keystone area elementary
schools (KHES, McRae and
Melrose) and $840 less than
the average for all Bradford
elementary schools.
LBMS' cost per elementary
student (fourth and fifth grade)
was less than all the area
schools at $3,236.


Main St. in Lake Butler.
Volunteer Bob Hakes will
be on hand to provide the free
program that counsels seniors
and disabled Medicare
recipients about their health
insurance plans and other
health care-related options.
July 31 marks
substitute teacher
orientation for
school district
The Union County School
District Substitute Teacher
Training Orientation for the
2007-2008 school year is
scheduled for Tuesday, July
31, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
in the school board meeting
room.
Attendance for this
workshop is required if you are
planning to substitute during
the 2007-2008 school year.
If you have any questions,
call the personnel office of the
Union County School Board at
(386) 496-2045, ext. 230.
Please notify the personnel
office by July 26 if you plan
to attend the orientation.

League of Cities
meets July 12
Suwannee' River League of
Cities will meet on Thursday,
July 12.
All elected and appointed
officials from' each city,
associate members, and


New crops, farmers go to market

David Ward (second from left) is a new farmer on the market specializing in
shelled and unshelled black-eyed peas, cream 40s and butter beans. Pictured with
Ward are (I-r) customer Becky Watson, Hanah Vasques (Ward's granddaughter),
Jonathan Wats (holding peas) and Austin Watson. Extension director Jacque
Breman said seven farmers offered the widest variety of produce this season:
herbs of all kinds, peppers, cucumbers, melons, tomatoes, potatoes, squash,
eggplant, okra, peas, butter beans, sweet corn and many other vegetables. Come
to the market, buy locally grown produce and visit with farmers and friends. The
last day of the market is July 28.


legislative members and staff
in the region are encouraged
and welcome to attend.
The board will meet at 6
p.m. at the First Federal
Sportsplex, 1201 Silas Drive in
Lake City, and dinner will
follow at no charge. Dress is
business casual.
RSVP no later than noon on
Monday, July 9, by e-mailing
tmatthews@iog.fsu.edu.

Alachua church


hosts gospel sing
July 8
Hope Community Baptist
Church of Alachua, 13719
N.W. 146th Ave., will host a
gospel sing on Sunday, July 8,
from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Yeomans will be in
concert, followed by a covered
dish dinner. The regular
Saturday gospel sing will not
take place.
For details or directions, call
(386) 496-2851.

Energy assistance
funds available
Suwannee River Economic


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The Union County
Times salutes the
American Flag!
Have a Safe & Happy
4th of July!
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Council Inc. has funds
available from the Department
of Community Affairs for
home and crisis energy
assistance through the Low
Income Home Energy
Assistance Program.
It assists eligible households
in paying for home heating and
cooling costs. Clients must
meet income guidelines and
provide proof of income and
an energy obligation.
Applications are available at
the Outreach Center, 855 S.W.
Sixth Ave., in Lake Butler.
Call (386) 496-2342 to make
appointments.

YMCA golf
tournament sign-
up now underway
The Bradford-Union
YMCA's next golf tournament
is slated for Saturday, Sept. 22,
at the Starke Golf and Country
Club,
With two flights, 8:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m., the four-man
best-ball scramble is limited to
28 teams. Registration is $200
($50 per person).
Prizes will be awarded for


the longest and shortest drives,
the closest to pin and the
straightest drive, plus a hole in
one wins a vehicle from Bill
Adams Chevrolet of Starke,
tournament sponsor. Lunch
will be provided, and a ticket
drawing between flights will
award a. number of great
prizes.
The golf tournament is the
YMCA's biggest local fund- .
raiser, with proceeds dedicated
to the organization's
expansion.
To sign up a team or to help
sponsor the event, contact the
YMCA at (904) 964-9622, or
e-mail a.bray@ncfymca.org.

Sons of
Confederate Vets
to meet July 12
Sons of Confederate
Veterans, Camp 1463 Battle of
Olustee, meets Thursday, July
12, at 7 p.m. at the Lake City-
Columbia County Historical
Museum in Lake City, 157 V'
S.E. Hernando Ave.
The meeting is open to the
public. Contact Camp Adjutant
E.J. Stanley at
spectorl@alltel.net for further
information.


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Mark Bracewell continues

training, career at NEFEC


Mark Bracewell, who at the
time was the Lake Butler
Middle School principal,
graduated from the NEFEC
Principal Leadership Academy
Tier III Exemplary School
Leaders Program in June.
NEFEC Executive Director
Robert Smith said in a letter to
Bracewell, "Your school-wide
action research project
demonstrates that you are
among the highest performing
leaders in your district."
NEFEC is the NorthEast
Florida Educational
Consortium, which covers 15
counties, including Union.
Bracewell completed
NEFEC's Tier II -
Accomplished School Leaders
Program in October 2006.
Bracewell recently left the
school district for a job at
NEFEC.
To board members at the last
Union County School Board
meeting, Bracewell said, "I
really appreciate what you've
done for me."


Mark Bracewell


He said he came to the
district when he was only 22
years old and has spent
approximately 25 years
teaching, as assistant principal
and finally principal at LBMS.


Little Hainbows Learning Center pre-K graduates were (front, I-r) Brandon beay,
Tris Thomas, Quinten Rawls, Jamie McDaniels, Keely Durrance, Naomi Murray,
Kiona Williams,,(middle) Peyton Clyatt, Kinzlee Bryant, Elizabeth Carr, Preston
Tyre, Gwen Emmelhainz, Jimmy Wates, (back) Tavion Cox, Ja'niya Frazier, A.J.
Miller Cheyenne Johns and Lynsie Johnson. (Standing in rear, I-r) Teacher Karrie
Rose, owner Kim Bailey and Mary Mock are also pictured. Photo courtesy of Kim
Bailey.


Early Learning
Coalition meets
July 16
The executive/finance
committee of the Early
Learning Coalition of Florida's
Gateway Inc. will 'meet
Monday, July 16, at 3 p.m. at
the coalition office, 484 S.W.
Commerce Drive, Suite 155, in
Lake City.
The coalition oversees the
state and federal funding for
all school readiness programs
birth to age five for the
following counties: Columbia,
Hamilton, Lafayette,
Suwannee and Union. It
encourages community
participation and welcomes
any input.
If any person interested in
attending this meeting has a
disability requiring special
assistance, contact Stacey
Nettles at (386) 752-9770.

Postal Tidbits
Did you know that for your
convenience the rural mail
carriers have postage stamps to
sell to you 'while on their
routes?


Little Rainbows Learning Center pre-K graduates were (front, I-r) Ashlyn Agner,
Miangela Chabarria, Emily Darison, Briyanna Swafford, Peyton Boone, Drew
Clemons, Ally Chapman, (middle) Mary Ruth Quiett, Matthew Wilburn, Morgan
Lamb, Kaila Payne, Sydney Spears, Alya Smith, (back) Cameron Wade, Jayla
Bryant, Karla Bryant, Kayla Bryant and Elaine Odom. (Standing in rear, I-r)
Teacher Taynya Odom, Davina Baker, owner Kim Bailey and teacher Frankie
Dorman are also pictured. Photo courtesy of Kim Bailey.


Little Rainbows Learning Center pre-K graduates were (front, I-r) Kelly Denson,
Lily Giles, Kaitlyn Gainey, Shands Howard, Madison Douglass, Madlyn
Whitehead, Victoria Park, (middle) Parker Rippy, Anistin Arvin, Kendahl Green,
Marie Carey, Jace Oody, Derrick Searcy, (back) Landon Hollingsworth, Jacob
McRanolds, Justin Lanterman, Kylie Stevens, Brandon Smith. (Standing in rear, I-
r) Teacher Jodie Hurst, owner Kim Bailey and teacher Joyce Klein are also
pictured. Photo courtesy of Kim Bailey.


Veterans services
lists office hoursS
The veterans services office
hours are Wednesdays from
4:30-7 p.m. at the Union Board
of County Commissioners
office, 15 N.E. First St. For
more information, call Barbara
Fischer at (386) 496-4248.

What to do about
osteoarthritis
Every year, approximately
400,000 patients in the U.S.
undergo total knee
replacement surgery. Most of
them suffer from severe
osteoarthritis and hope for a
better life with their new
artificial knee joint.
When all other options for
treating severe osteoarthritis of
the knee have been exhausted,
artificial knee joints offer a
solution with a high rate of
success. But how should you
prepare for this major
operation, and what can you do
afterwards, to protect the new
joint and keep it intact for
years to come?


The American Arthritis
Society has compiled som&--
:useful and 'practical tips foi'
self-care, which are available
on the Society's Web site.
Developed with the help of
some of the world's leading
knee surgeons, each tip is easy
to follow and can be helpful in
preparing for your operation.
These and many more
suggestions regarding
osteoarthritis can be viewed
online at
www.americanarthritis.org.

Tell someone
about elder abuse
Elder abuse comes in many
different forms. While most
people may believe that elder
abuse is just physical abuse,
they are wrong.
Elder abuse includes
physical abuse, emotional
abuse, exploitation, neglect
and abandonment.
Things such as cuts, bruises,
welts and other physical
ailments that appear to be
caused by someone else
usually characterize' physical


abuse. Most elders will not tell
anyone 'if they are being
abused, so it is up't6 you to
pay attention and look for the
warning signs.
Elder abuse does not just
result in physical or emotional
harm, but can even result in
death. If you suspect elder
abuse, you should report it.
The Abuse Hotline is
available 24 hours a day and
can be reached at (800) 96-
ABUSE (or 800-962-2873).
Please report suspected elder
abuse. By doing so, you can
save someone's life.


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recepti n JUly 19 are Monday through Friday
The City of Gainesville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Department of Parks, weekends from 1-4 p.m. For
Recreation and Cultural more gallery information,
Affairs announces the opening contact Erin Friedberg at (352)
of the Seventh annual Regional 393 8532 or
Juried Exhibition, which will www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.
run from July 14 to Sept. 3, in
the Thomas Center Main
Gallery. A free public
exhibition reception will be P M T
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5-7 p.m. Awards will be
presented at 6 p.m. I-, Kl,- rh


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Union County's Farmers'
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Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon,
until August. It is located on
C.R. 231, next to Jackson
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School board salaries are out with the new, back in with the old


BY TERESA
STONE-IRWIN
Telegraph Staff Writer
On June 27, Gov. Charlie
Crist signed Senate Bill 2092
into law. The education bill
reinstated automatic pay
increases for school board
members each year. District
school board salaries
previously approved in
November 2006 will remain in
effect until the 2007-08
organizational meeting.
At the request of the Florida
School Board Association,
Rep. Joe Pickens, R-Palatka,
added the provision to the bill,
feeling there was not a good
reason for singling out school


Area attorney

publishes

fourth novel
Pierce Kelley, an attorney
with the Three Rivers Legal
Services program, which
provides free legal assistance
to income-eligible residents in
civil matters in 17 north
Florida counties, including
Union, has written a fourth
novel.
"Bocas del Toro" is in the
legal/courtroom drama genre
and involves police, crime and
detective issues, as do Kelley's
other three books.
In the newest book,
protagonist Billy Starkey is
required to infiltrate a gang of
drug smugglers who steal
clams off the Gulf Coast of
Florida as a method of hiding
and transporting the drugs. He
tries to escape the world of
crime by fleeing to Bocas del
Toro, a remote and sparsely
inhabited island off the
northern coast of Panama in
the Caribbean Sea.
Steinhatchee, Cedar Key,
Bronson and Gainesville are
the primary locations for most


Group helps
people get back
to work
Abilities of Florida is an
organization that helps-people
with physical disabilities or
mental health issues regain
employment. The group
provides services designed to
enable people to prepare for
and get gainful employment.
Services include help with
physical or mental treatment,
job placement and retraining.
For more information, call
(386) 755-9026, ext. 3149.

Dial a Story
available to
children
Young children of Union
County are invited to call Dial
a Story to listen to a story
through the telephone.
Children can hear a story by
calling (386) 496-2542.
Dial a Story is free
telephone service provided by
the Union County Public
Library.


Weight loss group
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board members from all other
constitutional officers.
Up until 2002, school board
members' salaries were
calculated each year under the
same state formula that
determines the pay for other
elected constitutional officers
such as the sheriff, tax
collector or superintendent of
schools. Legislators used a
formula based on the size of a
county including an annual
cost-of-living increase to set
school board members'
salaries.
A new law passed in 2002
required school board
members to vote each
November to set their annual


Pierce Kelley


of the action.
Although the tale is
fictitious, it is based on the
real-life stories of several
people Kelley knows or has
met throughout his legal
career.
Kelley will be at the High
Springs Public Library on
Sunday, July 8, at 2:30 p:m. to
discuss his latest book. The
library is located at 135 N.W.
First Ave., in High Springs.
For more information, call
(386) 454-2515.
For more information on
Three Rivers Legal Services,
call (386) 752-5960 or toll free
at (800) 495-0039.


meets every Thursday at 6:15
p.m. in the fellowship hall of
the First Methodist Church in
Lake Butler. It is onf Main
Street across from Mercantile
Bank. Weigh-in is at 5:45 p.m.
Yearly memberships are $24
(with $5 fee-per month). There
are prizes for weight loss. For
details, call (386) 496-2107.

Gainesville art
exhibit runs
through July 8
"Juror's Choice: The Select"
art exhibit will be held through
Sunday, July 8, at Gainesville's
Thomas Center Main Gallery,
302 N.E. Sixth Ave.
The exhibit includes 30 2D
and 3D artworks in a variety of
media. This year's show
features the five award--
winning artists selected in the
2006 Regional Juried
Exhibition by juror Dr.
Rebecca Martin Nagy, director
of the Ham Museum of Art.
The five artists are Magdalene
Gluszek, Hui Chi -Lee,
Dominick Martino, Seiko Oka
and John Westmark.,
Gallery hours are Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
from 1-4 p.m. They're closed
for observed holidays.
For additional information,


salaries. The Florida School
Board Association
recommended the salaries for
each county using the same
formula that had been used by
legislators.
When school board
members voted on their
salaries during public hearings,
many felt pressure from
constituents to approve salaries
lower than what was
recommended. There were
complaints that board
members, whose jobs are
consider part-time, make more
than beginning full-time
teachers.
The median salary for a
teacher with a bachelor's


please contact Erin Friedberg
at (352) 393-8532 or visit
www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

SHINE offers
health insurance
counseling July 27
Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders, known as
SHINE, will offer health
insurance advice on Tuesday,
July 27, from 2-4 p.m. at the
Union County Health
Department, 495 E. Main St. in
Lake Butler.
Volunteer Bob Hakes will
be on hand to provide the free
program that counsels seniors
and disabled Medicare
recipients about their health
insurance plans and other
health care-related options.

Crist OKs budget
increase for
disability agency
Gov. Charlie Crist recently
signed the state budget giving
the Agency for Persons with
Disabilities a nearly 15 percent
increase over last year's
funding in its largest Medicaid
waiver. The additional $116
million covers more than half
of the agency's projected
waiver deficit for next year.
The money will help
Floridians with developmental_
disabilities continue to receive
needed assistance. In addition,
the budget calls for changes to
be made in some services.
Agency Director Jane
Johnson said, "Thanks to an
increase in funding, the health
and safety of the people we
serve will be protected. As we
move forward, we will work to
implement the required
changes approved by the
Legislature that will help the
agency stay within its budget."
The Florida Legislature
approved the following
changes to the waiver this
session:
The definition of in-home
support services will be
expanded to include some
activities previously
provided in core, non-
residential support
services and homemaker
services.
SMassage therapy and IQ
testing (psychological
assessments) will no
longer be covered
services.
Supported living coaching
will be limited to 20 hours
a month for people who
also receive in-home
support services.
SSupport coordination to all


degree in Bradford County is
$31,319 and board members
receive an annual salary of
$25,393. Clay County teachers
average $35,,328-annually and-
its school board members
receive $33,037. Union
County teachers average
$29,632 and school board
members receive $22,430 in
annual salary.
Union County has been
rated as having the lowest
average teacher salary in the
state. However, in a recent
school board meeting, starting
pay for teachers was increased
to $32,500.
The bill also included
revisions which broaden the


people under age 18 who
live in the family home
will be limited.
Personal care attendants
will be limited to 180
hours a month.
Residential habilitation
services will be limited to
eight hours a day.
Additional hours may be
authorized for those who
have intensive medical,
adaptive or behavioral
needs.
Crisis clients will be
served from funding made
available through attrition.
In addition to these changes,
the Legislature also provided
$2 million to address
technology needs vital to the
agency's ability to ensure the
security of clients, $2 million
for additional family supports
and $2.8 million to address
community needs.
The agency currently serves
more than 35,000 Floridians
with developmental disabilities
of mental retardation, autism,
cerebral palsy, spina bifida,
and Prader-Willi syndrome.
For more information on the
agency, call (866) APD-
CARES or visit
www.apd.myflorida.com.


Experts agree

patients live

longer under

hospice care
A recent study on hospice
care confirms what many in
the industry have long
suspected. Patients in hospice
care live longer than patients
with similar conditions that are
not in hospice care, according
to the new study published in
the Journal of Pain and
Symptom Manigement.
Sponsored by the National
Hospj, and Palliative Care
Organization, the study
analyzed 4493 terminally ill
patients with congestive heart
failure or breast, colon, lung,
pancreas or prostate cancer.
Researchers compared the
difference in periods .of
survival between the patients
in hospice care and the patients
not in hospice care. The mean
survival was 29 days longer
for the hospice patients.
The largest difference in
survival between the hospice
and non-hospice patients was
observed in those with
congestive heart failure. The
mean survival period increased
from 321 days to 402 days.
Dr. Neel Karnani, medical
director at Haven Hospice, is


required one-credit in fine arts
and one-credit in physical
education.
The new law states that the
required- one credit in fine arts
can now be in performing arts,
which can include speech and
debate. A passing grade in one
semester of marching band or
dance will satisfy one-half of
the required credit in physical
education or one-half of the
required credit in performing
arts.
Completion of two years in
ROTC class will satisfy both
the one-credit requirement in
physical education and the
one-credit requirement in
performing arts. Participation


not surprised by the findings.
In the hospice atmosphere,
patients receive close
monitoring and are treated by
an interdisciplinary team
including physicians,, nurses,
nurse's aides, patient care
coordinators, social workers
and chaplains, Karnani said.
"The spiritual and social
support does lend to increasing
the length of stay and
enhancing quality of life," he
said. "Hospice refocuses on
treatment to make the patient
more comfortable."
The study's researchers cited
three main factors that may
have contributed to the hospice
patients living longer than the
non-hospice patients.
First, patients already in a
weakened condition avoid the
risks of over treatment when
deciding to receive hospice
care. Second, hospice care may
improve the monitoring and
treatment patients receive by
providing more consistency in
pain and symptom
management for increased
patient comfort.
Third, hospice provides care
from an interdisciplinary team
focused on the emotional
needs, the spiritual wellbeing
and the physical health of the
patient. In addition, the support
given by hospice care to
family caregivers may increase
the patient's desire_.o.. live
-because he or she may feel like
less of a burden to family
members.
Dr. Michelle Boatwright,
Haven Hospice associate
medical director in Lake City,
believes the most positive
aspect of the study is that it
can give doctors who are
considering referring patients
to a hospice peace of mind that.
their patients would be well
cared for there.
"We have speculated-for--a
while that terminally-ill
patients do better while in
hospice care, but it hasn't been
definitively proven until now,
with this study," Boatwright
said. "To improve the quality
of life and possibly add on
precious time for patients with
life-limiting illnesses, it is
important to encourage
physicians to refer qualified
patients to Haven Hospice
earlier in their disease
process," she added.
The findings of the study are
important ini helping to dispel
the myth that hospice care
expedites a patient's death.
"This. study proves the
opposite, and the myth is
slowly being disproved,"
Karnani noted. "Patients at
Haven Hospice receive
constant attention, to their


in a school sport at the junior
varsity or varsity level for two
full seasons will satisfy the-
one-credit- requirements in
physical education so long as
the student passes a personal
fitness competency test.
Districts cannot require
students to take the physical
education credit during their
ninth-grade year. In addition,
the credit may not be used to
satisfy the personal fitness
requirement or the requirement
for adaptive physical education
under an individual education
plan.


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WHISPERING OAKS
SUBDIVISION BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACTING AS THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that on July
16, 2007, at 6:55 p.m., the Board of
County Commissioners of Union
County, Florida, will meet as the
Planning and Zoning Board in a
Public Hearing to beheld in Room
101 of the Union County Courthouse,
Lake Butler, Florida, to consider final
approval for Whispering Oaks
Subdivision by Robert E. Parrish.
Said plat may be inspected by the
public at 15 Northeast First Street,
Lake Butler, Florida, during the hours
of 8:00 a.m. through 12 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, excepting
legal holidays. All interested parties
may appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed
final approval of Whispering Oaks
Subdivision.
6/28 2tchg 7/5
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF AN
ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD
OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEf Nhatorn--
July 17, 2007, at 6:50 p.m, the Board
of County Commni-sioners of Union
County, Florida, in a Public Hearing
to be held in Room 101 of the Union
County Courthouse, Lake Butler,
Florida, will consider an Ordinance
relating to local business taxes.
Said proposed ordinance may be
inspected by the public at 15
Northeast First Street, Lake Butler,
Florida, during the hours of 8:00 a.m.
through 12:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, excepting legal holidays.
All interested parties may appear at
the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.
7/5 2tchg. 7/12

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
APPROVAL OF AN
APPLICATION FOR A
SUBDIVISION BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACTING AS THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on
July 17,2007, at 6:45 p.m., the Board
of County Commissioners of Union
County, Florida, will meet as the
Planning and Zoning Board in a
Public Hearing to be held in Room
101 of the Union County Courthouse,
Lake Butler, Florida, for preliminary
approval of a subdivision to be known
as Hidden Oaks Phase II by Ernest
Peacock as agent.
Said proposed application may be
inspected by the public at 15
Northeast First Street, Lake Butler,
Florida, during the hours of 8:00 a.m.
through 12:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, excepting legal holidays.
All interested parties may appear at
the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed subdivision.
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