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, .ai <,..,ied edition of the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times & Lake Region Monitor


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Thursday, December 25, 2008


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When Santa showed up to surprise some seniors, the reactions were both silly and sweet. Above,
Santa's caught a little off guard by the affection of Barrett Cooper, a senior at Bradford High. For more
reactions, see inside.


Two men, Shawn Tennant of Pomona
Park in Putnam County and Richard T.
Joseph Sr. of Lake Como, were arrested
on Nov. 20 for illegal dumping in the
Keystone Heights area.
Representing the Eager Beaver Tree
Service, Tennant and his employee,
Joseph, were hired by a Lake Region
couple for $900 to cut down, haul away
and properly dispose of some oak trees
and shrubs.
When the job was done, the two
defendants first tried to dispose of six
piles (1,904 cubic feet) of refuse at the
environmental convenience center on
C. R. 214..
However, they were turned away
because neither of the men are Clay
County residents and because the center
does not accept commercial refuse.
The two men then hauled the.
materials to several sites, including
Inyo Court, Chalmette Street and right-
of way owned by Florida Power and
Light.
There were several witnesses. An
ECC employee identified one of the


Union County High School agriculture teacher David Harris (right) is congratulated by Principal Alex
Nelson (left) as a host of Harris' students check out his new truck.


Ag teacher gets award, new wheels


Earlier this month, Union County
High School agriculture teacher David,
Harris was one of six individuals who
received the National Association of
Agricultural Educators Outstanding
Agricultural Education Teacher Award.
Professionally, Harris has taken
measures that make him stand out from
the crowd. He received his national
board certification along with a master's
degree in educational leadership.
With accomplishments such 'as these,
he feels that he can better understand the
needs of his students. Harris is always
attending conferences and workshops to
gain new ideas to enhance his teaching
strategies and has been very influential
in sharing information learned with his
colleagues.
"Educators should try to develop
young people into useful citizens that


are responsible, punctual and eager
to achieve, and who have a grasp on
what the real world has to offer," said
Harris.
Many of Harris' students do not
come from a farm, so for students to
get a grasp of real life situations in his
classes, he allows students to assist in
operating the department's 60-acre land
lab. The enterprise incorporates many
breeds of animals along with a meat
processing plant and aquaculture area
that Harris assisted in developing.
Students are able to job shadow
at various agriculture businesses
throughout the community, which
gives them a front row view of real-,
world work experiences. Harris and
his students return the favor through
community service activities such
as the Food for America project and


organizing local petting zoos.
"What makes David a great teacher
is his love of young people and his
passion to see them succeed in and
out of the classroom as- well as being
productive citizens in the community,"
said Tom Williams, fellow agriculture
educator. "Hetruly makes a difference
in the lives of all those who cross his
path, including my own."
As a recipient of the award, Harris
received a two-year lease on a Toyota
Tundra and a reception and dinner
held in his honor where he received a
plaque, cash award and an expense-paid
trip to attend the annual conference in
Charlotte.
Toyota sponsors the Outstanding
Agricultural Education Teacher Award
as a special project of the National FFA
Foundation.


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Chamber inquiry continues


BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Telegraph Editor


When the North Florida Regional
Chamber Of Commerce Board of
Governors -convened to terminate its
president last month, there was some
indication that the firing may just be the
beginning for further action.
In fact, the chamber did involve
the Starke Police Department in the
investigation of Ron Lilly's alleged
misuse of chamber funds, and now the
police have turned what they know over
to the State Attorney's Office.
As of Monday, the police department
was still waiting to hear if charges would
be filed. At question apparently is up to
$20,000 in questionable transactions
that include a salary advance and
the purchase of a golf cart and an
unaccounted for check deposit.
Lilly's wife, Kim Skidmore, ran
Main Street Starke Inc. out of the
chamber office and resigned at the end
of October. The chamber board is in no
rush to replace either, but will instead
allow a committee to take several
months to find its new president.
Chamber employee Pam Whittle has,
been appointed to oversee the chamber
in the meantime.
As for Main Street, it's new board.
members will take over next month.
A decision will be made down the line
whether or not to hire a new manager
or fold those responsibilities into the
chamber presidency, although a part-
time 'person may be hired to assist with
upcoming events.
The chamber board meeting last
week was focused on the future not,
the past. Around the corner is the
chamber's annual banquet. Chamber
Board Chairman Dean Weaver said
the affair would be kept semiformal in
recognition of tough economic times. ,
The banquet will take place Saturday,
Jan. 24. The social hour begins at 5 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
.-Ticket prices have been lowered
tQ bolster attendance. They are $60


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Two arrested Keystone dumping


men in a photo lineup..Another witness
saw the two men dumping the material
by the side of the road and followed
the trail of materials back to the newly
cleared property. Another witness took
their license plate number after he saw
the two men drive toward an area near
his home and return with the empty
truck. *
Judge Robert E. Dews of the Fourth
Judicial Circuit in Clay County signed
warrants for their arrest. At Dews'
request, an inmate work crew spent
two days cleaning areas on Inyo.Court,
Chalmette Street, Klamath Drive, and
Monongahela Avenue where dumping
has been a problem.
According to Clay County Sheriffs
Office Mary Justi no, there have been
several dumping arrests involving the
sites during the last year.
Bonds for the two men were posted at
$30,000 each.
Justino added that it would have cost
the suspects less than $100 to legally
dispose of the debris at the Clay County
landfill.


DOT caught off guard by meeting


Mullins Grade project
again causes conflict

BY MARK J. CRAWFORD
Telegraph Editor

Florida Department of Transportation
representatives got more then they
bargained for when they showed
up at the Starke KOA for what they
believed was a sit down with one or two
individuals to discuss the particulars of
Southeast 14411 Avenue paving project
only to be welcomed by a room full
of people angry about the changes the
project is expected to bring.
DOT's Jerry Pittman, a design
engineer for the district, frankly said
he felt "ambushed and a little bit
deceived."
Ambushed is more or less what


business owners in the immediate
vicinity of the project as well as KOA
residents said they felt when faced with
a project they knew nothing about. Some
said they feared the loss of business.
Some raised concerns of safety and
convenience. Some questioned the
necessity of the project.altogether.
John Steffen, the KOA proprietor
who organized the meeting, or ambush,
depending on your point of view, asked
if DOT had considered businesses or
the community at all in its plans for
Southeast 14411 Avenue, also known
as Mullins Grade. Most of those he
invited, he said, had no clue about
DOT's plans, which include closing or
altering medians north and south of a
proposed signalized intersection at U.S.

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apiece, but a corporate table seating 10
can be purchased at a discount of $550.
Corporate half-tables of 5 seats will go
for $275 and represent a way for two
businesses to attend together.
The event also serves as a fundraiser
for the Bradford County Education
Foundation. Foundation Board Member
Lila Sellars said there would be a greater
variety of items in lower price ranges in
its auction and there will also be other
ways they will be raising money for
local classrooms.
Speaking of events, Main Street held
a winter formal for high school students
that raised more than $1,200 for the
organization. They are now looking at
holding a similar event for adults.
The Strawberry Festival is scheduled
for April 18 and 19.
Pending approval of the city
commission, Friday Fests downtown
will return on a special night, March 13.
After that, there will be.a Friday Fest on
the final Friday of each month.
The boardalso took time to reflect
on a recent visioning meeting that
highlighted advantages and challenges
of living in the area. Among the
advantages notes were Tifestyle, the
low crime rate, natural resources,
proximity to urban centers, and the
presence of a hospital, military base
and railroad infrastructure. Challenges
facing the area are the lack of industry
and infrastructure, 301 traffic, the local
image and the lack of a plan to deal
with these challenges.
Some goals out of the visioning
session included creating jobs by
pursuing, a new industrial park,
supporting businesses by -shopping
locally, consolidating more government
services,buildingastronger relationship
with state government, updating school
facilities, promoting hospital growth,
increasing entertainment opportunities
and selling the community.
The chamber will continue to b iild
on this and plan for its future in a retreat
pi planned for Jan. 6,







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100 kids enjoy shopping spree


BY MELISSA PYLE
Telegraph Staff Writer

Many would shy away from
taking just a few of their brood
shopping, let alone 100 of their
young friends, but that's exactly
what local law enforcement
officers and thei r supporters made
happen last Wednesday morning
at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in
Starke.
The annual Shop with a Cop
program took 100 local school
children on a Christmas shopping
trip, giving them a Christmas they
may otherwise not have had.
The program, organized by Lt.
Barry Warren of Starke Police
Department, has grown over the
years. Year one brought 34 to
the shopping center. Four years
later, it's 100. Warren said this
year in particular brought a
pleasant surprise of donations
and support from the community
and businesses.
"I would have been happy
to have just 52 this year,"
said Warren, adding he was
overwhelmed by the generosity of
the Bradford County community
and commends donors for giving
during tough economic times.
Warren said he was also


thankful to all of the law
enforcement agencies that were
able to spend time shopping
with the children. Participating
agencies included the Florida
Department of Transportation,
Department of Corrections,
Florida Highway Patrol, the State
Fire Marshal's Office, Lawtey
Police Department, the Bradford
County Sheriff's Office and
Parole and Probation officers.
Many of the 'officers were
participating for the first time
and were impressed by the
willingness of the children to
spend their money on their family
members and not themselves. In
the few hours spent shopping,
a lot of bikes, toys and clothes
were purchased. Many of the
biggest smiles were not only
on the children's faces, but the
officers who helped them shop.
Among the partners and donors
contributing to the success of the
event were Wal-Mart, Zachary
Industries, McDonald's, Rowe
Enterprises, Starke Family
Medical, Coastal Wrestling
Association, Bradford County
Sheriff's Office, Starke Kiwanis,
Craig and William Patterson,
Town & Country Ford,
Dr. Nalina Sharma, IHOP,


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Hometown Realty, BMS
teachers and staff, the city of
Lawtey, Altrusa, Gerald and
Sandra Williams, Brian C.
Creghan, Archie Tanner Funeral
Home, Pipeline Construction,
Linda and Tom Tatum, Lee
Sparks, VyStar Credit Union,
Leonard Schlofman, Lawtey
Supermarket,
Keystone Trust, Carole and Ray
DeCelle, Robin Brown, VFW


Post 1016, Teal Tile & Carpet,
Back & Neck Pain Clinic,Andrea
Mundorff, Richard Crews, Starke
Chiropractic, Aaron's Rentals,
Reddish & White CPA, Ray and
Nancy Norman and Linda J.
Lee.
With its donation of 50 $50
Wal-Mart gift cards, Warren
said Zachary Industries was the
largest corporate donor this year.


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Robert Ryder rides away on his new bike.


Samantha Forrester and Stephanie Staley enjoy a pre-
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Wal-Mart toy department manager Alice Thames with associates
Jeremiah Hanson and Diane Pardee look forward to helping the
children every year. Theyare impressed with:their good behavior in
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Lake Area madrigal a 16th centuryhit


BY JAMES WILLIAMS
..------Monttor Editor .
Listening to 16th century
madrigals while dining on
"manchets," a "sallet" of greens
or "pompion" pudding may not
sound like everybody's cup of tea,
but in fact the Lake Area Singers
annual fundraising madrigal
,is warm-hearted, accessible,
charming and just plain fun.
The "Singing Mistress,"
Mdrgaret Rice, has been leading
the group and putting the
madrigals together for 11 years
AnQw. The group does it once a
year to raise money for Lake
Area Ministries, the local food
pantry,., and the Melrose Youth
Athletics program.
The latest rendition of the
madrigal dinner was held on
Friday and Saturday evening at
Trinity Episcopal Yerkes Hall in
Melrose.
No matter what else you say
.about the group, they are fearless.
ril the last few years they've
taken on everything from Gilbert
and Sullivan's "The Mikado" to
#roadway show tunes. So, why


shouldn't-they give 16th century
composer Orlando di Lasso a run
for his money?
Madrigals were written for
two to eight unaccompanied
voices, sometimes all singing
different melody lines. Most
madrigals, especially those sung
here, are two, three and four-part
harmonies. Rounds are big. In a
way, madrigals are a perfect fit
for the Melrose voices.


Madrigals were mostly about
love affairs going well or poorly\
and, in a pinch, the lyricsr-e-goned
to "hey nonny nonny" or "fa la
la," the doo-wops of their da\.
In merry England, madrigal
composers ranged from William
Byrd (died 1543) to John Wilb\e
(died 1638), roughly the era of
the Elizabethan Tudors. EBen
among people passably familiar
with classical music, madrigal


16th century Stratford-on-Avon? Nay, friend, 'twas Melrose last weekend. The Lake
Area Singers presented another fun madrigal dinner for charity.


Eventually, ladies-In-waiting, the menservants and even
the audience sang along, Shown above are (I-r) Kenny
Booth, John Crittenden, Zachery and Logan Curtis and
Laurie Crittenden.


the pudding is as delicious as
caterers Kelly and Clay O'Neil's
"Fine Pye of Beefe." (The secret
may be the sage, rosemary and
thyme.)
To ensure that there are no slip-
ups in the audience of obviously
uncouth strangers, the lords and
ladies of the manor lay out some
table manners from a 1400s book
of etiquette: no bawdy stories
or quarrelsome conversations,
no wiping hands on beards or


But it's the singing that sneaks
up on you: the pristine clarity
of human voices, sometimes
sliding off a note or a beat, but
who cares? Many of the standout
numbers came at the beginning
and at the end of the program:
"The Glouchester Wassail,"
"The Boar's Head Carol," these
are tunes anyone who's lived
through a few Christmases has
heard, even if you don't know
them by name.


moments as if they just stepped
out of a Van Dyke painting. Jean
Giesel was born to wear a snood
and a ruff.
Box office volunteers Giesel
and Pat Bonsteel said they worried
about the effect of the economy,
going into the production. They
needn't have. On Friday night,
Giesel said the house was as big
as last year, and at the Saturday
night performance it was going
to be even bigger.


Free food prep seminar for Santa Fe BBQ contest


"Big Dennis" Schmitz is
passionate about barbecue and
knows that most cooks (and,
their families) believe theirs is
the best in the world. He's also
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.lrbecue Association and wants
lots of backyard (or amateur)
barbecuers to come out for the
Santa Fe College Boots 'n BBQ
~5ctest. w which is sanctioned by
AmheBA.
"We want these cooks to
form local teams and enter the
contest," he said. "It isn't rocket
science." So he's giving a free
food prep seminar to'show local
backyard barbecuers how to get
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"We don't want folks to be
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said, Schmitz thinks the reason
backward barbecuers don't
compete is because they're not
familiar with the judging rules.
Amateurs compete against
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ribbons and trophies. Teams
can make money by selling
their barbecue after the judging,
with a split going to the SFC
scholarship fund for Bradford
County students.
The free semrinar-is-schedtiled
for .11- aMTff Saturday, Jan. 17, at
Starke Woman's Club and should
run two hours. It's the first of its
kind, according to Schmitz, who
has organized about 50 barbecue


contests for the FBA. Participants
will get to taste some great BBQ
as well as learn how to complete
in the contest. .,
He said the key to success is to
have lots of teams compete.Teams
can be fielded by churches,-4ire
departments, schools, corrections
officers, clubs, police or sheriff's
personnel, businesses-the list
goes on and on.
Schmitz would like the Santa
Fe College Boots 'n BBQ contest
to become the premier barbecue
contest in northeast Florida.-"It's
a.-great-family-6oriented event and
can only help Bradford County,
Starke, and SFC," he said.
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Group gives stuffed hugs to kids


Church News /


Members of Lake Butler Chapter 40 Order of the Eastern Star recently gave the Union
County Sheriff Office 100 stuffed animals that deputies can use to help calm children
and prevent possible trauma produced by stressful situations. The Lake Butler
chapter, was founded by Rob Morris and chartered in Union County (then Bradford
County) on May 10, 1911. Pictured are Al Halley, Maj. Garry Seay, Lila Barber, Shirley
Thomas (Worthy Matron), Lt. Lyn Williams, Mary Ellen Hailey, Linda Barber, George
Barber, Cpt. H.M. Tomlinson, Henry Thomas, Richard Willingham and Ted Barber.

Rainbow Center receives gifts from Alpha Nu


The Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met Dec. 9. The focus of the meeting
was the culmination of the Rainbow Center Santa Project. Kathy Hobbs, teacher at
Southside Elementary School, chaired the project. Iva Jean Harrell was hostess for
this meeting and will also deliver the many beautifully wrapped gifts to the Rainbow
Center. Included in the variety of gifts were toys, clothing and a bicycle. This has
been a project of this local chapter for several years.
Pictured (1-r) are Elaine
McClain-Franklin, Iva Jean
Harrell, hostess, Virginia "
Walkup, president, Kathy h
Hobbs, project chair,
Tammy Winkler and it you the
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Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel,
838 N. Temple Ave, in Starke,
invites you to come and celebrate
a traditional Roman Catholic
Latin Midnight Mass on
Christmas Eve. There will also
be a Christmas morning Mass
at 8 a.m. Please call (904) 964-
4444 Monday through Friday for
more information.
First Christian Church at 507
W. Call St. in Starke invites the
community to its Christmas Eve
candlelight service, which will


Union holiday-
closings
announced
Lake Butler City Hall will be
closed Wednesday-Friday, Dec.
24-26, for the Christmas holiday
and again on Thursday, Jan. 1, for
New Year's Day. The courthouse
will close early on Dec. 24 and
be will be closed Dec. 25-26. The
tax collector's office will not be
open Saturday, Dec. 27.
The city of Lake Butler garbage
pickup dates will be altered due
to the Christmas and New Year's
holidays. Normal Thursday
pickups will be delayed until
Friday.
The Union County Public
Library will be closed
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 24-
28, for the Christmas holidays
and again on New Year's Day,
Thursday, Jan. 1.


begin at "' p.m. \ith the choir's
Chrismjas cjntjia. followed b\
.1 message from Pastor Ste'e
HaNes For more information.
please call 19041 96--6100.
First United Methodist Church
of Lake Butler will hold a
candlelight service on Christmas
Eve beginning at 6:30 p.m. For
more information, please call
(386) 496-2351 or (386) 496-
8417.
Macedonia Free Will Baptist
Church of Lawtey will hold
a watch night service on New
Year's Eve, Dec. 31, from 10
p.m. to midnight. The Rev. James
Rockley will bring the message,
and breakfast will be served
afterward. Everyone is invited.
Keystone Heights Church of
Christ, north of Lake Brooklyn


on S.R. 21, will host an all-you-
can-eat buffet breakfast on the
church grounds, Saturday, Dec.
27, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Pancakes,
eggs, grits, biscuits, sausage and
gravy will be served with coffee,
orange juice and milk. The meal
is free. Pastor Robert Bell sends
a special invitation to Keystone
Heights area families facing
economic hardship during the
holidays.
E-mail the details of your
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CHRISTHAS
May you find
peace, joy and happiness
today and in the New Year.
CITY OF LAKE BUTLER
Jimmy Beasley, Mayor
Scott Cason, vice-Mayor
Commissioners
Ray Crawford
Fletcher Myers
Brantley Crawford
John Berchtold, City Manager
John E. Maines IV
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George Green Jr., Dist. 5 (chairman)
Marsan Carr, Dist. 3 (vice-chair)
Allen Panish, Dist. I
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Community pulls together to finish recreation complex


BY TERESA STONE IRWIN
Times Staff Writer
Although Richard Tillis,
owner of R&D Consulting
Services, had been unavailable
for comment regarding the status
of the construction project at the
OJ Phillips Recreation Complex,
he did respond by letter following
the Times article on Dec. 11.
'Tillis provided documentation
of his recollection of events,
comparing the recent critics of
the project-who he said have
not even been involved in the
three-year-old project-to arm-
chair coaching or quarterbacking
the day after the game.
According to Tillis, the county
entered into an agreement in
July 2005 to receive a $200,000
FRDAP grant for the construction
of two new lighted ball fields,
two unlit T-ball fields, restroom
facilities and renovations to
some of the park's already
existing facilities. The project
moved forward with then county
board Chairman Wayne Smith
overseeing the job.
Work on the two lighted fields
occurred sometime between
2006 and into May 2007, leaving
a grant balance of $122,600. In
September 2007, the county
received a letter from the
Department of Environmental
Regulation to remind them that
the April 30, 2008, completion
date was approaching.
Around that time, Smith
contacted Tillis to ask if he would
be willing to assist in overseeing
the completion of the grant work.
Tillis stated that Smith asked him
if the work could be done by the
deadline date, and he said he
wasn't sure, but would do his
best. He pointed out that it would
depend upon what inmate labor
was available at the time.
An $11,025 fee for Till.is'
services was agreed upon and
.Tillis was later supplied with
building plans for a two-story
restroom/concession facility
that was approved by the board.
An inmate work crew was
provided, however, Tillis said
that for reasons unknown to him,
it became necessary for RMC
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Union LaSteel donated the metal roof for this concession stand/scorekeeper building.
The Union County Babe Ruth Association paid for the building's concrete blocks. The
Union County School Board has donated tables for the upstairs scorekeeper windows
and the construction academy will build the inside cabinets to be installed by the
school district maintenance department.


to remove the crew in April
2008 before the project was
completed.
"Some work was in progress
around April 30 when checks
had to be prepared for payment
in order to receive grant
reimbursement," Tillis said. "The
cabinet work was not completed
and I did not recommend or
authorize payment and was
not aware until much later that
payment had inadvertently been
made under a county-issued
purchase order."
With both the county and
Tillis giving their sides of the
story, the fact still remains that
grant funds to the county were
reduced by $16,000 because the
project was not completed on'
time. That left the grant revenues
received at $184,020. According
to records supplied by the board
of commissioners financial
assistant"Janet Glover, the total
expenses for the project to date
have amounted to more than
$25,000 over the amount that
was grant funded.
Had the project been
completed on time, taking away
the loss of $16,000, and had a
cabinet subcontractor not been
paid $5,800 for work never
completed, the project would
have still been over the grant
amount, leaving the county to


Only the walls of the concession stand with two roll-up
doors and serving counters are completed inside the
concession stand area. The bare concrete floor has a
crack in the concrete that extends across the floor of the
newly-built building. Exterior holes and cracks allowing
water to enter the concrete block also exist where the
building is not sealed at the slab.


pick up the balance.
"This grant was not to be a
cure-all for everything at the
complex," said County Clerk
Regina Parrish. "We received
$200,000 in- 2005. There was
lighting added, fencing and the
ball fields were laid out. In 2007,
we needed a concession stand,
but there was not enough money
to finish it. Because it was not
finished on time, we lost some
grant funding leaving anything
over $184,020 to be covered by


the county."
Commissioner Jimmy Tallman
presented the board members with
a figure of $6,983 still needed-a
little less than the expected
$10,000 that was originally
estimated-to complete the job.
"This figure involves a lot of
volunteer work from people in
the community who have stepped
up," Tallman said.
For example, the construction


academy at Union County High
School has agreed to build the
needed cabinets as a school
project.
"After talking with
Superintendent Carlton Faulk,
he said he would volunteer the
school maintenance department
to install the cabinets," Tallman
said.
Faulk and the members of the
school board have also donated
the four writing tables needed
to go in front of the scorekeeper
windows in the new recreation
building.
The county has paid $3,351
to repurchase the bathroom
toilet partitions that were to
be installed by North Florida
Kitchens and Bath (the company
that received $5,800 for cabinetry
work that was never completed.)
Faulk said that he could also
get the maintenance department
to install the partitions for the
bathrooms.
"I feel justified in doing so,"
said Faulk, "because our middle
school students use fields at the
rec complex to hold baseball and
softball practices.
Tallman also said 14 yards
of concrete were needed for
two handicap pads behind the
backstops and for the floors of
four pew dugouts. The cost for
the concrete is $1,288. Materials
for roofing the handicap pads
and four dugouts comes to


$1,636. Extensions for.. two
culverts to route water away
from the complex will cost the
county $516. As for the clay
needed for the new ball fields
and to replenish the other 10 ball
fields, commissioners Tallman,
Ricky Jenkins and Karen Cossey
offered to pitch in monies out of
their individual special project
funds allotted to each county
commissioner.
"There will probably be other
miscellaneous costs I haven't
accounted for and I can donate
that as well," Tallman said;
With help of the school
board, construction academy,
maintenance department and
other volunteers who have
offered to help finish this job,
there also won't be a need to
pull inmate laborers from library
construction.
"I don't foresee any problems
having the complex going for the
start of the season," said Tallman.
"If we can work together as a
community, we can get this done
on time."
Chairman Cossey thanked
Tallman for the many hours he
put into to gathering information
to see the project completed.
"We've found he has a very
special talent for pulling the
community together," Cossey
said.


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Guardians, others collect for kids


Gifts were provided to approximately 150 children represented by the Guardian
ad Litem program thanks to donations from New River Correctional, FSP, UCI,
RMC, Baker Cl, Columbia Cl, Lawtey Cl, Gainesville Cl, Bradford County Jail,
Bradford County Sheriff's Office, Probation and Parole,
Dept. Juvenile Justice, FCCD members, retired DOC
employees and First Christian Church of Starke. '...'""
Pictured with some of the gifts are Ida Cardenas, Cindy
Davis, Dana Wilkerson, Michael Rathmann, Lloyd
Bryan, Donna Young, Jean Shuford, Julie Crews, Mike
Kelly, Kent Harrison and Justin Thompson.


Melrose
Library hosts
tree-trimming
party
BY JAMES WILLIAMS
Monitor Editor
The Melrose Public Library
hosted a Christmas-tree-
trimming party two weeks ago,
with 25 excited youngsters and
15 parents in tow.
The ornaments were also made
at the library earlier in the season,
in-a Christmas crafts program.
Some of the decorations were
made by youngsters and parents
at the party. ,
Melrose library volunteers
Christine Patience,. Melissa
McKensie and Sharon Cox saw
that the ornaments were disbursed
in a reasonably organized and
careful fashion.
Brian Cox served as the official
library holiday elf. Brantley's
Clearance provided the stately
tree.
Many tree-trimmers had to be
lifted by their parents, especially
to place ornaments on the higher
branches.
Cookies and punch were also
served, all of it provided by the
library volunteers.


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AMBUSH
Continued from Page 1A

301 and Container Road.
As Pittman pointed out,
there have been public meeting
and the project has been in
the news, but even with that
being the case, he said DOT
couldn't reach everybody. Some
insisted business owners at least
should have been contacted
individually.
While DOT is devising
the plans for paving most of
Southeast 144'h Avenue, this
is not strictly speaking a DOT
project. It was not on the list of
projects the, department planned
to accomplish in the-near future,
but was instead placed in D-OT's
lap when the county commission
asked for and received a federal
earmark of around $2 million.
Pittman said such projects tend
to circumvent the department's
normal processes,which typically
includes years of study and review
before construction. While there
are still perhaps two years before
construction begins on DOT's
portion of the Southeast 144th
project, the time to assess the
project and its alternatives was
considerably reduced, according
to DOT's representatives. They
weren't afforded the luxury of a
drawn-out process this time. -
Plus, as DOT's David
Anderson pointed out, this is
only one of many such special
projects DOT has to manage on
top of the projects in its own road
construction and maintenance
schedule.
The goal is to create a highway
on the south side of the city,
linking S.R. 100 and U.S. 301


to alleviate some of the traffic
congestion in downtown Starke.
The project is taking place in
two parts: The county has a
grant with which it plans to pave
Southeast 1441h from S.R. 100 to
the railroad. DOT's portion of the
project extends from the railroad
west to U.S. 301. It includes a
realignment of 1441' so it will
exit on 301 at Container Road.
A prior, alignment taking the
road through Lincoln City faced
public opposition, so Container
Road was chosen over multiple
options as the alignment to
present to the city and county
commissions a couple of months
ago. After hearing the plan
included no traffic signal at the
intersection of Container and
S100 to help manage the increased
traffic-flowv, the county and city
commissions strongly objected.
The plan was changed prior to
public presentation at a hearing
in October. There DOT reps
announced there would be a
signal at the intersection, but as a
compromise the signal just north
of Container Road at the Deerfoot
Village Shopping Center would
be removed. Moving the light
also means closing the median at
Deerfoot Village arid modifying
the medianjust south of Container
Road at KOA Kampground and
Steel Mill Road (C.R. 100A) as
part of the overall traffic plan.
Somewhere along the- way,
DOT is going to have to find
funding to complete the project,
including right of way acquisition
and actual construction dollars.
Most of the earmark will be
eaten up by engineering and
design. Anderson said they're
trying to build,$20 million worth
of road with just $2 million. If


budgets continue to be cut at the
state level, the money needed to
see the project through may not
be forthcoming.
Local leaders present
included some city and county
commissioners. They deflected
complaints that plans were being
made without public involvement
by discussing the public meetings
that were held and also tried to
justify the project by talkingabout
its importance in controlling
downtown traffic and, with the
potential addition of a railroad
overpass one day, improving
public safety by creating a new
route to the hospital.
Attempts to assuage angry
feelings weren't too successful,
but it was decided that another
public forum would take place
in which DOT officials could
properly demonstrate just what
was planned. Pittman and
Anderson had arrived at the
meeting with enough copies of
the proposed route to talk to one
or two people. If they had known
they were coming to speak to a
crowd, Pittman said they would
have brought large-scale maps.
In the meantime, a copy of the
project study should be available
at the Bradford County Public
Library for review.





CAMA


Dec. 6 at the Capital City Bank
parking lot.
Traditional Christmas sounds
were presented by CAMA artists;
the organization is a nonprofit
organization that encourages
beginner and existing music
ministries.
The celebration included food
from CA MA's Blueberry Corners
Kitchen. The Grandin Family
Practice and Birth and Beyond,
both also located in Grandin
on S.R. 100, donated bread and
cookies.
Visitors brought a toy to be
distributed by Lake Region
Holiday Helpers. The toys will
be donated to needy families in
the Clay, Putnam and Bradford
County areas.
Singers performing at the event
included CAMA President Nancy
Suter, and the Singing Cuzins of
Grandin and St. Augustine. Also
Christina, Alana and Mary Beth
Christian, Ashley, Brooklyn,
Mark, Lisa and Marcus Mickler
who provided the sound for the
day.
Other area singers included
Lindy Norman of Starke, Ashli
Midgett and Joanne Bracewell of
Keystone Heights, and Melinda
Sturdivant of Grandin.
The proceeds from the event
will help CAMA initiate the
recording and manufacturing of
a CD, "Coming Together in the
Name of the Lord" to be released
by early next year.


will hold an open track day on
Sunday, Dec. 28, and again on
Saturday, Jan. 24. Cars only
may run in the event. The day
runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The charge to run the event is
$250 in advance. Bring your car
early for test and tunes; wear
protective gear and arrive before
8:30 a.m. to preregister. Entry
fee for spectators is $10 at the
gates. Spectators welcome, bring
a chair, $10 gate fee. We run rain
or shine.
Friday, Jan. 2, and Sunday, Jan.
18, is Motor Sport Country Club
track day for members only. This
event is free with membership.
Track time and test and tunes no
later than 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17,is Supermoto
Track Day at the rally school.
This event is open to modified dirt
bikes, and is open to the public
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Riders
may arrive early to practice on a
5/8 twisty paved track with dirt
sections. The fee to ride is $55;
spectator admission is $10.
The European Rally School
and Motorsports Park is located
at 7266 Airport Road at the
Keystone Heights Airpark. For
further information, call (352)
473-2999 or visit www.GoRally.
com.


BMS selling

'Tasteful


celebrates Treasures'
celebrates European Rally Bradford Middle School's

Christmas in cookbook "Tasteful Treasures"
ritma in School plans, is now on sale. The media center
Keystone winter events and athletic department have
The Christian Artists Music winter events collected more than 300 recipes
Association held a celebration on The European Rally School in a beautiful 3-ring, hardbound


book to be sold for $15.
Proceeds will be used as a
fundraiser for items needed in
the media center and the athletic
department.
These very special cookbooks
would make great Christmas
gifts. Please come by the middle
school to purchase yours, or
call (904) 966-6712 for more
information.


Special Union

commission

meeting

Dec. 29
The Union County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a special meeting 'on Monday,
Dec. 29, at 11:30 a.m. to approve
the final plat for Turkey Ridge
and to give approval for the
preliminary plats for Claire
Commons.
The board will also hear from
Union County Extension Director
Jacque Breman at 11:45 a.m.


Legion plans

New Year's

party
American Legion Post 202
on S.R. 21 North in Keystone,
Heights will have a New Year's
Eve Party on Dec. 21 from 8
p.m. to 2 a.m. and the public is
invited.
DJ George Sparks will provide'
music.
Donations are accepted. Must
be 18 or older to attend.


SLEGALS





PUBLIC HEARING
The School Board of Bradford County,
FL will have a public hearing on the
new POLICY AGAINST BULLYING
AND HARASSMENT at the January
12' board meeting, 6:15 p.m.
12/11 4tchg 1/1-BCT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN
AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO: 04-2008-CP-0102
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED A. PICKETT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
MILDRED A. PICKETT, deceased,
File Number 04-2008-CP-0102,
is pending. in the Circuit Court
for Bradford 'County, Florida, the
address of which is Bradford -Cbunty.
Courthouse, 945 North Temple-"
Avenue-Drawer B, Starke, Florida
32091. The name and address of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is December 18, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Peggy M. Menotte
11481 Wingate Road, N.
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
Attorney:
Wayne R. Compton
Florida Bar No. 172662.
7436 Lem Turner Road'
Jacksonville, Florida 32208'
(904) 765-7137
12/18 2tchg 12/25-BCT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 04-2008-CA-698
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF
BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARION S. FRAZIER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARION
S. FRAZIER; THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF
MARION S. FRAZIER, DECEASED,
and ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST MARION S. FRAZIER;
THE BRADFORD COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS;
AND JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE,
UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARION S. FRAZIER; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARION
S. FRAZIER; THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES OF
MARION S. FRAZIER, DECEASED,
and ALL OTHER PERSONS


CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST MARION S. FRAZIER
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
COMPLAINT TO FORECLOSE
MORTGAG'E has been filed regarding
real property in Bradford County,
Florida, in the above styled Court and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written response to JOHN S.
COOPER, The Cooper Law Firm,
P.A., 100 West Call Street, Starke,
Florida 32091, on or before the 21st
day of January, 2009, and file the.
original with the Clerk of the Court,
either before service on the above-
named attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Court on the 9th day of December,
2008.
RAY NORMAN
Clerk of the Court
Cynthia Berry
As Deputy Clerk
John S. Cooper
The Cooper Law Firm, P.A.
100 West Call Street
Starke, Florida 32091
(904) 964-4701
Fax: 964-4839
Florida Bar No. 0910340
Attorney for Plaintiff
12/18 4tchg 1/08-BCT
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
CITY OF LAWTEY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 08-PEFE1-NOI-
0404-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of
its intent to find the Amendment to
the Comprehensive Plan 'for City
of Lawtey, adopted by Ordinance
No. 07-03 on October 6, 2008, IN
COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189,
F.S.
The adopted City of Lawtey
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
and the Department's Objections,
Recommendations and Comments
Report, (if any), are available for
public inspection Monday through
Friday, except for legal holidays,
during normal business hours, at the
City of Lawtey, 2793 Lake Street,
Lawtey, Florida 32058.
Any affected person, as defined in
Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to
petition for an administrative hearing
to challenge the proposed agency
determination that the Amendment
to the City of Lawtey Comprehensive
Plan is In Compliance, as defined in
Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The
petition must be filed within twenty-
one (21) days after publication of this
notice, and must include all of the
information and contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The
petition must be filed with the Agency
Clerk, Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and
a copy'mailed or delivered to the local
government. 'Failure to timely file a
petition shall constitute a waiver of
any right to request an administrative
proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
If a petition is filed, the purpose of
the administrative hearing will be to
present evidence and testimony and,
forward a recommended order to the
Department. If no petition is filed, this'
Notice of Intent shall become final
agency action.
If a petition is filed, other affected
persons may petition for leave to
intervene in the proceeding. A petition
for intervention must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before the final:
hearing and .must include all of the
information and contents described
in Uniform Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A
petition for leave to intervene shall be
filed at the Division of Administrative
Hearings, Departmentof Management
Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060.
Failure to petition to intervene within
the allowed time frame constitutes
a waiver of any right such a person
has to .request' a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.,
or to participate in the administrative
hearing.
After an administrative hearing
petition is timely filed, mediation is


available pursuant to Sub-section
163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected
person who is made a party to the
proceeding by filing that request with
the administrative law judge assigned
by the Division of .Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation
shall not affect a party's right to an
administrative hearing.
Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
12/25 ltchg-BCT
NOTICE
RFP 08-09
Call- for Request for Proposals for
Office Cleaning for 'the New River
Solid Waste Association (NRSWA),
located 2.5 miles north of Raiford,
Florida on State Road 121 in
Union Counky, Florida. RFP #08-09
proposal packages and information
can be picked up at the New River
Regional Landfill located at 24276
NE 157'h Street, Raiford, FL 32083.
All proposals, must be submitted
on the Proposal Form provided.
Completed. proposals shall be
mailed to the New River Solid Waste
Association, P.O. Box 647, Raiford,
Florida 32083-0647 or delivered to
the NRSWA Administration Office.
After the RFP opening, the proposals
will be examined for completeness
and preserved in the custody of the
Executive Director. New River Solid
Waste Association reserves the right
to reject- any or all proposals or a
portion thereof for any reason. Any
proposals received after the specified
time and date will not be considered.
For additional information contact
NRSWA at 386-431-1000. The
DEADLINE for submittal in response
to this RFP is Monday January 51h,
2009 at 4:00 p.m.
12/25 2tchg 1/1-BCT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING A VARIANCE
AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE
BRADFORD COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS
BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
OF BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA,


I xv ,


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to the Bradford County
Land Development Regulations, as
amended, hereinafter referred to as
the Land Development Regulations,
objections, recommendations and
comments concerning a variance,
as described below, will be heard by
the Board of Adjustment of Bradford
County, Florida, at a public hearing
on January 5, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as the matter can
be heard, in the County Commission
Meeting Room, North Wing, County
Courthouse located at 945 North
Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida.
V-08-6, a petition by Donald & Wanda
Smith to request a Variance be granted
as provided for in Section 4.5.7 of the
Bradford County Land Development
Regulations to allow a variance
from minimum yard_ requirements
in a Agricultural 2 (AG-2) zoning
classification from the required 25
feet rear setbacks to requested 6 feet
on the rear of the property to allow for
a carport, on property described as
follows:
A parcel of land lying within Section
18, Township 7 Sputh, Range 22
East, being Parcel Number: 04871-
0-01500, containing 1.00 acre more
or less.
The public hearing may be continued
to one or more future dates. Any
interested party shall be advised
that the date, time and place of any
continuation of the public hearing
shall be announced during the
public hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will be
published, unless said continuation
exceeds six calendar weeks from the
date of the above referenced public
hearing.
At the aforementioned public hearing,
all interested parties may appear to be
heard with respect to the variance.
Copies of the variance application
are available for public inspection at
the Office of the Director of Zoning,
Planning', and Building, County
Courthouse located, at 945 North
Temple Avenue; North Wing, Starke,
Florida, during regular business
hours.
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.
12/25.1tchg-BCT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN.
AND FOR BRADFORD COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 04-2007-CA-0418
FRANK HUNTER,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
BRANDIE L. JOHNS; ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
BRANDIE L. JOHNS; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; AND JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE, UNKNOWN
TENANTS,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that on the 15i'"
day of January, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at
the east front door of the Courthouse
of Bradford County at Starke, Florida,
the undersigned Clerk will offer for
sale the following described real
property:
COMMENCE AT A PERMANENT
REFERENCE MONUMENT
LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION
ONE (1), TOWNSHIP EIGHT SOUTH,
RANGE TWENTY-TWO EAST,
BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND RUN THENCE EAST ALONG
THE SECTION LINE DISTANCE OF
1835.6 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH
0 DEGREES, 30 MINUTES EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 675 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 30
MINUTES EAST, A DISTANCE OF
200. FEET TO A POINT FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM
THE POINT OF BEGINNING THUS
ESTABLISHED, CONTINUE SOUTH
89 DEGREES, 30 MINUTES EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 169 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 29 DEGREES 44
MINUTES EAST A DISTANCE
OF 107.35 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES, 30 MINUTES
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 223 FEET;


THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES,
30 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE
OF 92.5 FEETTO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. ALL LYING AND BEING
IN THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF
SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 8 SOUTH,
RANGE 22 EAST.
The real property described herein
is not the constitutional homestead
of the Grantor herein as that term is
defined by Article 10, Section 4, of the
Florida Constitution.
The aforesaid sale will be made
pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure in Case No: 04-2007-
CA-0418 now pending in the Circuit
Court in Bradford County, Florida.
DATED this 16"' day of- December,
2008.
RAY NORMAN
Clerk of the Circuit Court
0y. Cynthia Berry,
Deputy Clerk
12/25 2tchg 1/01-BCT
2009 SCHEDULE OF
MEETINGS
BRADFORD COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
Mon. Janr. 5 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Jan. 15 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 2 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Feb. 19 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Mar. 2 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Mar. 19 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Apr: 6 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Apr. 16 6:30 p.m.
Mon, May 4 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. May 21 6:30 p.m.
Mon. -June-1 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. June 18 6:30 p.m.
Mon. July 6 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. July 16 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 3 .9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Aug. 20 6:30 p.m.
Mon. T/B/A 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Sept. 17 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 5 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Oct. 15 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 2 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Nov. 19 6:30 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 7 9:30 a.m.
Thurs. Dec. 17 6:30 p.m.
12/25 ltchg-BCT


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Page 1OA TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR December 25, 2008


Clay school board studies plan


for facility, technology upgrades


BY JAMES WILLIAMS
Monitor Editor

At a December workshop,
the Clay County School Board
began consideration of a $35
million facilities and technology
expenditure over the next year or
so, The program is designed to
enhance facilities and equipment
at some of the county's older
existing schools.
James Connell, director of
facility planningandconstruction,
along with other school district
staff put together a lengthy list
of proposed projects at schools
throughout the county.
The proposal comes at a point
when population growth has
slowed, at least for the moment.
The school board said this would
be a good time to catch its breath
and take a look at schools it
already had instead of following
through on construction of some
new schools planned in the
northern end of the county.
Connell's list of items includes
about 11 percent of the funds to
be dedicated to the three Lake
Region schools, which house
approximately 8 percent of all
Clay County students. However,


Union girls
softball sign-
ups in January
Girls' softball sign-ups will be
held every Saturday in January
at the OJ Phillips Recreation
Complex from 9 a.m.-noon Rally
Day will be announced at a later
time.
Ifyou need furtherinformation,


Keystone Height's elementary
and high schools are also by
now among the county's older
facilities.
One technology expense
included in the package is to
retrofit all classrooms and
portables with occupancy sensors.
The sensors would help control
energy usage when heat or air
conditioning is left running after
students or classroom instructors
have left the space.
Despite reminding teachers and
maintenance crews to always turn
off HVAC systems when leaving
a room, inevitably there are slip-
ups. The occupancy sensors are
fitted with thermostats so that
temperatures remain constant,
especially in extremely cold
weather.
Bruce Harvin, coordinator of
operations, told the board that
Keystone Heights Elementary
School was fitted with the sensors
as a test case last year and the
savings were substantial.
Harvin oversaw the project
and reported that if the sensors
were applied countywide, the
school board would see a, return
on the investment within' seven
to nine months and would


'please see Barbara Zipperer,
Kevin Howe, Robbie Barber or
Kathy Parrish.

Pre-inaugural
ball planned
To celebrate the victory of
President-Elect Barack Obama
an unofficial inaugural ball
is being' hosted on Starke by


save a conservative estimate
of $200,000 on energy costs
each year thereafter. It would
cost $136,000 to put the sensors
into classrooms and portables
throughout the county.
Some freas would not be
included, Harvin said, since
many gyms or cafeterias are
already monitored by control
systems.
In addition, O'Connell said his
department would also upgrade
lighting fixtures, moving from
a T12 to a T8 unit. The T8 units
contain less mercury and require
less electricity while providing
equivalent or better lighting
indoors.
Two Lake Region schools,
Keystone' Heights Elementary
and Keystone Heights High
School, will see considerable
benefits from the $35 million
facilities program.
District staff suggested that
more than $2.74 million be
invested in KHES. Projects would
include lighting, air conditioning
and window replacements.
Construction of a new
administration building with
7,731 square feet of space was
also recommended, with the


Bradfoid Democratic Committee
members Kathleen McNamara
and Wanda Middleton.
The formal dress ball will
take place Saturday, Jan. 3, from
8 p.m. to midnight at the Gov.
Charlie E. Johns Conference
Center. It will be a night to come
together and celebrate with food,
drinks and dancing.
Tickets are $25. Please call
(904) 762-8580 or (904) 504-


current administration build
converted to other uses. 1
elementary school gym would
renovated and brought into A
compliance.
Keystone Heights H
School would see an investor
of $960,000 for light
replacements in most buildir
with ceiling and fas
replacements in two buildii
energy efficient air-condition
upgrades and restrc
renovations around the camp
The high school would i
see a $400,000 commit
for the fire alarm panel
system upgrades and .$6,000
occupancy sensors.
McRae Elementary, a m
newerfacility,would see $160,
in lighting upgrades and $3,
for occupancy sensors.
While the informa
provided was not broken do
by school, all three Lake Reg
schools could also ber
from technology upgrades
computer replacements, w
the computers are five year
age or older.
A combined $5 million
allotted to the technology
computer project.


2713 for more information.


000 Adopt-a-Tiger
player profile:
tion
own Isaac Johnson
gion
nefit Name: Isaac Johnson, # 04
and
'hen Age/class: 16, Sophomore
s of
Height/Weight: 5-6, 125 lbs.
was
and Position: Point guard -


What do you feel is your
biggest asset on the court? My
leadership skills. t
What dq you love most about
the game of basketball?
Having fun while playing the
game.


Who has been your greatest
inspiration?
My grandma who pushes me and
keeps me straight.
What parts of your game are
you working to improve this
season?
My free throws.,
Adoptive parent: Kelly
Holmes who said she and Isaac
are beginning to develop
relationship.
"He has overcome a lot of
obstacles in his life and keeps'
a smile that brightens the room
when he walks in," Holmes said.


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In these tough economic times many of us are
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Section B: Thursday, December 25, 2008




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




Christmas is busy, but Lawtey PO a 'laid-back' place


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Christmas is a busy time for
the U.S. Postal Seryice, and
the Lawtey Post Office, though
it is a smaller office,
experiences the same deluge of
packages that comes with the
holiday much like any other
post office.
However, the atmosphere at
the Lawtey office-much like
any small, rural-area office-
differs greatly from that of
offices in larger cities.
"We do work hard," said
rural carrier Susan McClellan,
who has more than 20 years'
experience with the postal
service and traNsferred to
Lawtey from the Starke office,
"but as far as stress levels and
stuff, it's nowhere near what
they have in the bigger offices.
It seems like it's way more laid
back."
McClellan and Lawtey
Postmaster Vicki Sparks were
both in agreement that the
amount of Christmas packages
being mailed this year seems
lower than usual, though
Sparks said it's really hard to
say because "every day is
different."
The week of Dec. 8 was
busier than last week,
McClellan said, but she
anticipated business picking
back up.
"The closer to Christmas we
see more express (packages)
come in because people at the
last minute want to get there
overnight," McClellan said.
Though the office may be a
little busier around this time of
year, it's an enjoyable
experience as far as McClellan
is concerned. She has more
packages to deliver, but she
also has a bit more interaction
with the people on her route.
Sparks said a lot of people
eagerly wait for their mail
carriers in anticipation of
receiving Christmas packages.
"We actually see the people
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"Everybody's always cheery."
McClellan is one of just five
employees at the Lawtey' Post
Office (the office normally has
six and is in the process of
hiring someone to replace an
employee who resigned). She
likes being part of a small
group.
"You may not even know
everybody in a big office,"
McClellan said. "There may be
people who work there who
you 'don't even know. Here,
everybody knows everybody,
and the customers know you."
The fact that customers
know the Lawtey Post Office
employees is sometimes
beneficial. It is not unusual for


a customer to assist an
employee if needed. McClellan
remembered one day when her
vehicle was stuck in mud. One
of the residents on her route
saw her on the side of the road
and asked her if there was a
problem. The gentleman
helped pull her out and get her
going again.
"Our customers really love
us," said rural carrier associate
Heather Robbins.
Robbins has only worked
five years for the postal
service, with all five spent in
Lawtey. She said she has no
desire to go anywhere else,
though. She, like McClellan,
enjoys the atmosphere at the
office and enjoys her



Rural carrier
Joan Hunter is
shown working
the morning of
Dec. 22. The
previous week
was not as
Z_ busy as the one
before it, but
rural carrier
Susan
McClellan said
the post office
would be
busier the
closer it got to
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coworkers.
Sparks said the small group
of employees is close-knit,
creating a desire to work as a
team and help each other out in
a bind. Robbins agreed, saying
McClellan will help out on her
days off if need be, while


Sparks, even though she's the
postmaster, will run a route if
she has to.
"We all work together,"
Robbins said.
Sure, there are ups and
downs, much as there is with
any job, but Sparks said, "I


really love my job. I look
forward to it. We come to
w6rk and just get the job
done."
Sparks has been the
postmaster for nine years after
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Albert Hodges

Albert Hodges
BOSTWICK-Albert G.
Hodges, 87, of Bostwick died
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at his
home.
A Lake Butler native, Mr.
Hodges lived in Bostwick since
1972, moving from Green Cove
Springs. He was a member of
Decoy Baptist Church and a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II, a
Pearl Harbor survivor receiving
two Purple Hearts. He retired as
Chief Petty Officer and then
worked as an aircraft technician
with NAS Jacksonville for several
years.
Survivors include his wife of 60
years, Margaret Hodges of
Bostwick; two daughters, Carolyn
Glisson and her husband, Johnny,
of Bostwick and Deborah Oliff of
Jacksonville; seven sons, Bobby
Hodges, Terry Hodges and wife
Trish, all of Bostwick, Ronnie
Hodges of Jacksonville, Jimmy
Hodges of Palm Coast, -Larry
Evans and wife, Cathy, 'and Ed
Evans, all of Whitmire, S.C. and
Ray Evans of Bostwick; 18
grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Friday, Dec. 19, at Decoy Baptist
Church with the Rev. Bobby
Baker officiating. Burial was in
Decoy Cemetery with the U.S.
Navy conducting full military
honors. Johnson-Overturf Funeral
Home of Palatka was in charge of
arrangements.
PAID OBITUARY

Blanch Kelsay
GRAND ISLAND-Blanch
Crawford Kelsay, 79, of Grand
Island died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008
at her home.
A homemaker and member of
the Keystone Heights Woman's
Club, Mrs. Kelsay moved to
Keystone Heights from Grand
Island in 2005. She was preceded
in death by her husband, James
Donald Kelsay and three great-
grandchildren, Megan, James and
Jacob.
Survivors include her children,
Tessie Beseny of Crescent City,
Carolyn Hawkins of Harrison,
Tenn., Betty. Drawdy of Grand
Island, James H. Kelsay of Winter
Springs, eight grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
Viewing was held at the funeral
home Tuesday, Dec. 23. Jones-
Gallagher Funeral Home of


George Sutphin


George Sutphin
MELROSE-George Michael
Sutphin, 45, of Melrose died
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at
Shands AGH in Gainesville.
Born in Springville, N.Y., Mr.
Sutphin moved to the Alachua
County area about 20 years ago.
He was a member of Aktion Club,
a part of the Kiwanis Club;
attended ARC of Bradford County
and loved attending wrestling
matches and body building. He
was preceded in death 'by his
parents, Betty Jean and Bobby
Gene Sutphin.
Survivors include his foster
mother, Juliana Slade, with whom
he had lived for the past 15 years;
two sisters, Lynn Stevens and
Bobby Jean Germain; a brother
James Sutphin; a nephew William
(Willy) Pfeffer and a niece, Donna
Mills.
Memorial services will be held
at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at
Trinity Baptist Church in Melrose
with Father Jeffrey Mackey
officiating. Arrangements are
under the care of Moring Funeral
Home of Melrose.
PAID OBITUARY


Evelyn Griffis
LAWTEY-Evelyn M. Griffis,
81, of Lawtey died Saturday, Dec.
20, 2008, following" an extended
illness.
Born in 1927, Mrs. Griffis was
the daughter of Diamond James
Luke and Avie Luke. She had
lived in Lawtey for 65 years and a
resident of Bradford Terrace for
the past 10 months. She was a
loving- mother and grandmother
who enjoyed visits from her
grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband of 63-,
years, St. Clair Griffis, a son Lacy
Griffis and a brother, Dick Luke".
Survivors include itWo-.
daughters, Juanita Brantley '
(Sonny) of Starke and Jeanette
Dunlap (Jim) of Jamestown, N.C.;


a sister Margie Kern of
Middleburg; two brothers, Mark
Luke of Starke and J.W. Luke of
Lake Park, Ga.; five grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Dec. 22, in the Chapel at
Archie Tanner Funeral Home.
Arrangements were under the care
and direction of Archie Tanner
Funeral Services of Starke.
PAID OBITUARY

Ruth Gerregano
MACCLENNY-Ruth Stalvey
Gerregano, 83, of Macclenny died
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.
Born in Valdosta, Ga., Mrs.
Gerregano was the daughter of
John J. and Ellen Jane Cowart
Stalvey. She had lived in the
Macclenny area since 1997; a
member of Macclenny Primitive
Baptist Church; an active member
in her church and for years had
written memorials and was known
as the best Southern host for her
generosity. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Jerry
Gerregano; four brothers and four
sisters.
Survivors include step-sons
Bud Gerregano of Memphis,
Tenn., Bob Gerragano of
Nashville; Tenn.; a step-daughter
Beverly Everett of Jacksonville;
her brothers Arlie Stalvey of
Orlando, Leland Sfalvey of Ray
City, Ga.; a sister Lelia Moore of
Ray City, Ga.; and many
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Dec. 20, at Macclenny
Primitive Baptist Church with
Pastor David Crawford officiating.
Graveside services were held at
Cat Creek Primitive Baptist
Church Cemetery in Valdosta, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made .to Macclenny
Primitive Baptist Church Building
Fund, P.O. Box 38, Glen St. Mary,
FL 32040. Jones-Gallagher
Funeral Home of Starke was in
charge of arrangements.


Charles Hardy
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS-
Charles Broadus Hardy, 80, of
Keystone Heights died at his home
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008,
following a long illness.
Born in Cornelia, Ga., Mr.
Hardy was the son of Charles and
Callie Hardy. He lived in
Keystone Heights for 30 years and
was a retired project manager.
Survivors include his wife of 61
years, Beverly Williams Hardy;
his children, Nancy Ann, Diane,
Joann, Charis, William Hardy,
Dick Hardy, Gerry Justice Hardy,
Barbara McDonald, and Marylynn
Brannaon; five grandchildren and
a great-grandchild.
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of Keystone Heights.


Charles
Tomlinson
LAKE BUTLER-Charles
Tomlinson Sr., 77, of Lake Butler
died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at
North Florida Regional Medical
Center in Gainesville following an
extended illness.
Born in Lake Butler, Mr.
Tomlinson lived his entire life in
the area; worked with the road
department of the Florida
Department of Transportation for
several years before his
retirement; was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean Conflict;
member of Johnstown Baptist
Church near Lake Butler. The son
of Naion and Lennie Smith
Tomlinson, he was preceded in
death by a daughter, Geraldine
Todd, and a brother, Wilbur
"Dump" Tomlinson.
Survivors include his wife,
Stella Brown Tomlinson of Lake
Butler; four daughters, Janet
Varnes and Joann (James)
Trowell, both of Lake Butler,
Darlene (Steve) Johnson of
McDonough, Ga. and Linda (Carl)
Olin of Raiford; a son, Charles
(Teresa) Tomlinson Jr. of Lake
Butler; a sister, Dorothy Johnson
of Jacksonville; a brother Floyd
Tomlinson of Lake Butler; 13
grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Dec. 20, at the
Johnstown Baptist Church near
Lake Butler with the Rev.
Timothy Ellison officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near
Lake Butler under the care of
Archer Funeral Home of Lake
Butler.

David Oglesby
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS-David
Hilliard Oglesby Jr., 43, of
Keystone Heights died
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at
Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.
following a brief illness.
Born in Jacksonville, Mr.
Oglesby was the son of David and
Theda Oglesby. He was a safety
manager; member of Lake Hill
Baptist Church and served in the

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Survivors include his wife of
four years, Sandra Lydeen
Oglesby; his children, Ashley and
Joey; stepchildren Jenney,
Shannon, and Stacy, all of
Keystone Heights; a brother,
Calvin of Macclenny; two sisters,
Melissa of Tampa and Amanda of
Jacksonville; his father and
mother-in-law, Lee and Carolyn
Lydeen of Keystone Heights and
four.step-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held
Tuesday, Dec. 23, in Lake Hill
Baptist Church with Pastor Jim
Snell officiating. Burial will be at
a later date. Jone-Gallagher
Funeral Home of Keystone
Heights was in charge of
arrangements.


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The family of Deanna
Conner Knight graciously
thank everyone for all they
have done for us during the
time of her illness and
funeral services. Each of
you: friends, Archer Funeral
Home and Hospice, know
how much you have given
to us in so many ways with
your prayers, visits, phone
calls, help, food and money.
We are forever grateful to
each and every one of you
for the special way you
have each expressed
yourselves. Thank you.
Mother, sister and children


Nevyn Meisner
James and Nina Meisner of
Starke announce the birth of a
son, Nevyn Ashton Meisner,
born Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in
Orange Park.
Maternal grandparent is the
late Jeanie Ferree. Maternal
great grandparents are Mary
and Bill Davis of
Montgomery, Ala. Maternal
great-great-grandmother is
Eloise Cobb of Mt. Dora.
Paternal grandparents are
Rick and Royanne Meisner of
Kissimmee. Paternal step-
grandfather is Tommy Barber
of Starke.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008


Reader says
time for halt
to library
project
Dear Editor:
After reading the article
"Commissioners seek answers
on library, recreation complex
construction projects," in the
Dec. 4 issue of the Union
County Times, I feel it's time
to--bring a halt to the library
project. There are too many
unanswered questions and not
enough funding to allow this
project to go forward. It is a
non-essential project that an
already cash strapped county is
being asked to pay for. I feel
there are several reasons to put
the brakes on this new
construction.
One reason would be that
we already have a functioning
library. While I realize Library
Director Mary Brown says the
current facility is inadequate to
serve the community's needs,
it has done so for many years. I
believe it could continue to
serve the community until such
time full funding for the new
library was secured. We are
currently experiencing an
economic downturn and many
of us are having to make do.
Why should the library be any
different? There was no time
line that the county had to use
the $500,000 grant it got from
the state. There was no reason
to rush into this project.
I feel the county
commission made a mistake by
allowing the project to go
forward without having it fully
funded. The taxpayers of this
community should not be
asked to put out $290,000 for a
new library when ofie already
exists. The county has enough
shortfalls without going into.
debt further. With the
uncertain economic times, it's
hard to justify building
something the county already
has.
Another reason for shutting
down the project would be the
fact Director Brown seems to
be taking a lot of liberties with.
the project. She. has.ja d_;-
written a grant thatvwot.id .A
require the county to come up
with matching funds., She also
authorized a change that will
cost an additional $4,500.
Should she not have received
the board's permission to
perform such acts? These are
taxpayers dollars we're kingg
about. I -believe -Mrs. _rown
has too much personal i terest
in this project. I feel that her
decision-making power
regarding this project needs to
be taken away from her. The
board should make all
decisions from this point
forward. If this slows down the
project, so be it. Brown has
shown a disregard for
procedure and should be
sanctioned accordingly.
The article also stated that
blame was passed -around.
There was enough to go
around. Mrs. Brown should
understand the procedures to
making changes to the plans.
Richard Tillis, the former city
manager for the city of Lake


Butler, should certainly
understand what is required to
make these changes. Wayne
Smith even has some blame to
accept. But when all is said
and done, it's ultimately up to
the five people we as elected to
take responsibility. It's time
they did that and put a halt to
this project until the details
and funding can be worked
out.
Why should the citizens of
this county put out $290,000 to
build a new library when there
are more pressing
infrastructure matters? Most of
the county's fire trucks are two
to three times older than the
current library building.
During budget time many
departments are asked to cut
costs because the county does
not currently have the revenue
streams to support them at
even a basic level. With the
down turn in the economy and
property tax revenues being
cut, we know there will be
shortfalls in the future. With
all this, we as a county are
going to spend $290,000 to
build something we already
have? I believe this is wrong.
There is one question that is
not answered by the article. It
states that loan payments for
the land the new library is
being built on are being made.
Where are these loan payments
being made from? If they are
being made from the library's
budget, the voters of this
county need to question why.
Every two years citizens vote
to add a half mil to their
property tax to support the
library. If I've read the
referendum correctly, these
funds are designated to pay for
the functioning of the library.
They are not intended to make
loan payments on anything,
even a new library. Are our tax
dollars being spent in a way
they were not intended to be?


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That question needs to be
answered.
In this community it is not
popular to voice an opinion
against the library. While most
will read this and get that
impression, that's not what's
happening. What I'm asking is
for our elected leaders to be
accountable to the people who
elected them. This has nothing
to do with the library and
everything to do with how our
tax dollars are being spent.
When we have the money,. I'm
all for a new library, but only
when we have the money.
Until then, make do like the
rest of us are being forced to.
With so many unknowns,
it's time to get some answers. I
urge the county commission to
stop this project until such
time all questions can be
answered. If I were building a
home, I would not be able to
proceed until all funding was
secured and plans were in
place. Why should our county
government be any different?
Dylan Ford


Three Pipes
cause for
concern
Dear Editor:
We were very concerned
when we read that the lift gates
at Three Pipes that control the
level of Lake Sampson may be
removed. We have spent a lot
of time canoeing, fishing, and
bird watching on Lake
Sampson since we moved to
the west side of the lake in
1996. We have also spent a lot
of time observing the wetlands
since 60 acres of our property
are wetlands. We have
watched Lake Sampson go
through many water-level
changes including the floods of
1998 and the drought of 2008.


The lake levels reached in
the 1998 flood showed us what
Lake Sampson may have been
like before the Sampson River
west of Lake Sampson was
dug out to drain the lake to
expose muck soils for
agriculture. During the floods
half our property was under
water and we could canoe
among cypress trees we had
planted. During the drought we
had to pull our canoe out over
the muck to go canoeing.
Based on our observations
and the geology and
hydrogeology of the area we
would conclude that removing
the water level control lift
gates at Three Pipes would
have very serious impacts on
Sampson, Rowell and Crosby
lakes. The wetlands that
surround the lakes would also
be degraded and aquifer
recharge would be reduced... -.
- The-dfrfghtI6oT2068 showed
us what Lake Sampson would
be like if the three lift gates at
Three Pipes were removed. If
the gates are removed, the lake
level would be about six
inches lower than it was at its
lowest point in 2008. There is
a ridge across the Sampson
River just down stream from
where the Clay Electric
transmission lines cross the
river a few hundred yards up'
stream from Three Pipes.
There was about 6 inches of
water over that ridge when
Lake Sampson was at its
lowest level. in 2008. That
ridge will keep the lake from
draining completely even if the
lift gates were removed. The
lake level would go up during
heavy rains but would quickly
fall again if the water is free to
flow out of the lake and down
the Sampson River. Since
Sampson and Rowell are
connected via a canal Rowell
would also be lower. Crosby
would also likely drop since
lowering the level of Sampson
will lower the water level in
the surficial aquifer systems
and water would flow through
soils from Crosby to Sampson.
The drought of 2008
dropped lake levels so low that
people could no longer launch
boats from the two boat ramps
on Lake Sampson. Most
people who live on the lake
were also unable to launch
motor boats from their


property. Low lake levels
converted lake front lots into
muck front lots. Low lake
levels could have a negative
impact on property value.
The lowering of the surficial
aquifer would have very
negative effects on the
wetlands that surround the 3
lakes. Many of these wetlands
have already been impacted by
drainage ditches that were dug
to enhance agriculture and
forestry operations and drain
land for home sites.
Lowering the lake level and
the surficial aquifer will also
likely result in lower recharge
of the intermediate and
Floridan aquifer systems.
Water is likely to become a
limiting factor on future
development in Bradford
County. We need to begin. to
plan now tQ insure that ground
--water recharge is maintained
throughout Bradford County.
Unfortunately many residents
want drainage ditches dug and
cleaned to quickly direct water
off their property. This
drainage prevents the natural
recharge of our aquifer
systems. Once water passes
down. the creek and river
systems it is lost from
Bradford County. Rather than
cleaning out drainage ditches
we should be plugging and
filling ditches to restore
wetlands in areas where
residential properties would
not be impacted. Rather than
removing the lift gates at
Three Pipes we should be
making them 2 to 4 inches
higher to hold more water in
the three lakes.
The problem of
unauthorized opening of the
gates could be solved by
spending a couple of hundred
dollars to install locked covers
over the lift mechanism. For
the people who want more
water down stream removing
the gates will likely mean that
the Sampson- River .will be
completely dry except in wet
times of the year. Due to
leaking lift gates the Sampson
River how flows most of the
year.
Jacksonville to the northeast
and Gainesville to the
southwest will need ground
water to meet their
development needs. If
Bradford County. is not


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vigilant, it can have its
groundwater sucked out by
other counties. If we do not
protect and enhance our
surface water systems, we can
lose the recharge mechanisms
for the aquifers we depend on
for our water.
We hope area residents will
use the Three Pipes meeting on
Jan. 13 to begin a discussion
about surface and ground
water in Bradford County and
its importance to our future
growth and well being and to
the survival of the natural
wetland, forest and lake
ecosystems that .make
Bradford County a great place
to live.
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Salutes to
GAL volunteers
Dear Editor:
I am a Guardian ad Litem
for Bradford County. This
week I had the pleasure of
delivering toys for Christmas
to several area children. I want
to say thank you to the
Department of Corrections
Employees, First Christian
Church of Starke and all other
donors, for putting all of this
together. They took the time to
shop and organize appropriate
age-related gifts, not to
mention the work it took to
deliver them to the Guardian
office.
These gifts were not dollar
store items, but a nice mix of
things.
See LETTER p.6B







Dec. 25, 2008 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR--B-SECTION Page 5B


Man crashes after CRIME


trying to elude


Eric Tyrone Smith, 37, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 19 by
Bradford County Sheriff's
Office deputies B. Davis and
T. Sapp after Smith fled from
the deputies as they attempted
to conduct a traffic stop.
The deputies reported that
they were in an unmarked
BCSO SUV when they
observed a black 2001 Chevy
SI0 pickup truck improperly
stopped in the middle of
Northwest 177th Street.
The deputies reported that
they activated the SUV's
emergency lights in an attempt
to conduct a traffic stop. The
pickup sped away from the
deputies and turned right onto
Northwest 29th Avenue. The
deputies reported that the
vehicle failed to signal the turn
and then accelerated to an
excessive speed.
According to the crash
report submitted by Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper Jason


Barry, the pickup was
traveling west on Northwest
29th Avenue when it
approached a metal gate at the
end of the road. The pickup
attempted to drive around the
gate and ran into the ditch,
overturning onto the
passenger's side.
The deputies reported that
the driver, Smith, exited the
vehicle through the driver's
window and fled the scene.
Deputies Davis and Sapp gave
chase and apprehended Smith.
Smith was charged by
BCSO with aggravated fleeing
and eluding, resisting an
officer without violence and
possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. Trooper Barry
added charges of reckless
driving and driving while
license is suspended or
revoked.
Total bond for Smith was set
at $22,000 and he remained in
jail as of press time.


Vending machine


burglars sought


Deputies from the Clay
County Sheriffs Office are
seeking two men who are
allegedly connected to a series
of vending machine burglaries
in Clay County.
CCSO released surveillance
photographs of the two men
this week in an effort to


These two photos show
the suspects in numerous,
vending machine
burglaries that have taken'
place over the past year
in Clay County.
Detectives are not certain
if the suspects are
working together or
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identify them. According to
Public Information Officer
Mary Justino, CCSO is
seeking the assistance of the
public in identifying these
suspects.
Detectives believe that these
two suspects have been
involved' in vending machine
burlgaries that have taken
place at county high schools,
strip malls, grocery stores, coin
laundry businesses, public
parks and Wal-marts in Clay
County throughout 2008. It is
not known if the burglars are
working together or separately.
Estimates of the value of the
coins and bills stolen, and the
value of the damage to the
vending machines, total
approximately $70,000.
If you have any information
about any of these burglaries,
or if you recognize the
suspects in the photos, call
CCSO at (904) 264-6512. The
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Clay or Union
The following individuals
were arrested recently by local
law enforcement officers in,
Bradford, Union or Clay
(Keystone Heights area)
counties.
Gregory Leon Dent, 47, of
Graham was arrested Dec. 15
by Starke Police Department
officers and charged with
giving false information to
obtain a refund. Bond was set
at $1,000 and he was released
on cash bond Dec. 16.
Jerone Parks Jr., 25, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 15 by
SPD officers for criminal
mischief. Bond was set at
$15,000 and he was released
on bond Dec. 17.
Christopher G. Cummings,
54, of Gainesville was arrested
Dec. 16 by Bradford County
Sheirff's Office deupties for
disorderly conduct. Bond was
set at $1,000 and he was
released on bond Dec. 16.
Nina M. Cummings, 46, of
Gainesville was arrested Dec.
16 by BCSO deputies for
disorderly conduct. Bond was
set at $1,000 and she was
released on bond Dec., 16.
Warren R. Sweeney, 39, of
Starke was arrested by BCSO
deputies Dec. 16 for disorderly
conduct. Bond was set at
$1,000 and he was released on
bond Dec. 17.
Jennifer Megan Claudio, 29,
of Keystone Heights was


arrested Dec. 16 by SPD
officers for. retail theft: Bond
was set at $1,000 and she was
released on bond Dec. 17.
Leonard A. Ruble III, 35, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 16 for
failure to appear in court on
bail. The original charge was a
misdemeanor. He was released
on his own recognizance on
Dec. 17.
Harold Goodson Hill II, 24,
of Middleburg was- arrested
Dec. 16 by BCSO deputies for
three counts of violation of
probation. He was being held
under no bond as of press time.
Tiffani Jones Sykes, 27, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 16 by
SPD officers for operating a
motor vehicle with suspended
or revoked license. Bond was
set at $500 and she was
released on bond Dec. 17.
Paul Alvin Byrd Jr., 35, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 16 by
SPD officers for retail theft.
Bond was set at $1,000 and he
was released on bond Dec. 17.
Albert Dee McNabb, 32,
who is homeless, was arrested
by SPD officers Dec. 17 for
failure to report his address
change as a sexual offender.
He was being held on no bond
as of press time.
James Michael Filippi, 35,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 17
by BCSO deputies for
aggravated stalking and
tampering with a witness.
Total bond was set at $10,000
and he was released on bond
Dec. 17.
Glenda Ann Turner, 50, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 17,
by BCSO deputies for two
counts of battery. Total bond
was set at $2,000 and she was
released on bond Dec. 18.


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Troy Lee Hesters, 39, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by
SPD officers for possession of
cocaine and possession of less
than 20 grams'of cannabis
(marijuana). Total bond was
set at $16,000 and he remained
in jail as of press time.
James Martin, 40, of Starke
was arrested Dec. 18 by SPD
officers for grand theft,
burglary, burglary causing
property damage of more than
$1,000, and criminal mischief
causing property damage of
more than $1,000. Total bond
was set at $45,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
time.
Johnny Lee Staten, 20, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 19 for
nonsupport. He may purge the
charge by paying $500. He
remained in jail as of press
time.
Cheryl Lynne Birk, 45, of
Lawtey was arrested Dec. 19
by Lawtey Police Department
officers for disorderly
intoxication. Bond was set at
$5,000 and she was released
on bond Dec. 20.
Donita Lynn Driggers, 52,
of Lake Butler was arrested
Dec. 19 for'cruelty to animals.
Bond was :set at $5,000.
However, she was also being


held on no bond in relation to
two out-of-county warrants.
James Michael Harper,. 27,
was arrested Dec. 20 by SPD
officers on two counts of
failure to appear in court on
bail. The original charges were
misdemeanors. Total bond was
set at $10,000 and he was
released on bond Dec. 20.
Cameron B. Adams, 20, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 21 by SPD officers for
DUI. Bond was set at $2,000
and he was released on bond
Dec. 21.
Ivory D. Robinson, 19, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 21 by
SPD officers for burglary and
criminal mischief. Total bond
was set at $30,000 and he
remained in jail as of press
time.
Robert Ira Blake Jr., 19, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 21 by
SPD officers for retail theft.
Bond was set at $1,000 and he
was released 6n bond Dec. 22.
Jay Leroy Burns, 32, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 22 by
BCSO deputies for
nonsupport. He may purge the
charge by paying $480. He
remained in jail as of press
time.
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LETTER
Continued from p.4B
Often times the community
hears about something big like
this, the state is in charge of
them. I am sure for many
children, that is true. However,
that is not always the case.
Often-times these children are
placed with family members
who cannot afford to take on
another child, but do it out of
the goodness of their hearts.
This is much appreciated,
.arrd raises hope in the hearts of
these children. Your hard work
does not go unnoticed. So
again, thank you so much.
- Virginia Daugherty


This season, be
grateful for life
Dear Editor:
My heart breaks, not just
because of the time of year it
is, but because over the past
few days I have read over 10
articles in the news about child


CRIME

Continued from p.5B
Benjamin Flynn, 24, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 21 by Clay County
Sheriff's Office deputies for
simple battery and criminal
mischief.
Melanie Newman, 38, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 21 by CCSO deputies for
aggravated battery.
Johnnie Gates, 50, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 19 by CCSO deputies for
contempt of court/failure to
pay child support.
Johnathan Brooker, 18, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 18 by CCSO deputies for
having no valid driver's
license.
Sheila Phelps, 46, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 18 by CCSO deputies for
DUI.
Frank Waring, 28, of Starke
was arrested Dec. 18 by CCSO
deputies for aggravated
battery, simple battery and
domestic battery.
Jerry Isom, 42, of Keystone
Heights was arrested .Dec, 17
-b ..CCQ$C deputies fo~r-sispi-,
battery. ....
Whitney Tanner, 22, of
b Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by
CCSO deputies on two counts
of issuing a worthless check.
Deana Hagan, 36, of
.Melrose was arrested Dec. 16
by CCSO deputies on four
; counts of violation of
probation on original charges
of issuing worthless checks.


neglect and/or abuse.
I stop to think, dear God,
what has this world come to?
The only innocent people in
this world are children. I have
heard of parents killing their
children, leaving a five-year-
old out to wander a busy street
in Gainesville and of a parent
pushing their child out of a car,
leaving him/her in downtown
Gainesville. Not to mention all
of the national cases of related
issues.
My husband and I have two
kids of our own. I live for
them. I feel as if God put me
on this earth for these two
faces. My every move and
choice is to better their future.
I could not ever imagine
harming them. We are a new
family struggling in this
economy with hardly any
money to spare. However,
instead of spending what little
extra money we had on our
boys' Christmas gifts, we
gave. With inspiration from
the stories I have read in the
Gainesville Sun lately, I am
trying to find a way to get
something small to those


Craig Lindsey, 19, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 15 by CCSO deputies for
DUI.
Michael Castor, 48, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 12 by CCSO deputies for
violation of an injunction.
John Coyle, 18, of Keystone
Heights was arrested by CCSO
deputies Dec. 12 for failure to
appear in court on an original
charge of driving while license
is suspended or revoked.
Neal Golden, 51,.of Lawtey
was arrested Dec. 11 by CCSO
deputies on two counts of
driving while license is
suspended or revoked. A
charge of violation fo
probation was added on Dec.
12.,
Eric Hole, 28, of Keystone
Heights was arrested -Dec. 12
by CCSO deputies for
cultivation of marijuana and
possessing property used to
maintain a controlled
substance.
Ladonna Matchett, 30, of
Melrose was arrested Dec. 12
by CCSO deputies for issuing
a worthless check.
Kimberly Thomas, 23, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec._ 10 byCCSO deputies for
-.armed, burtlarn ..-and? srand.
theft.. .... -

Ernest Dyal, 45, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Dec. 10
by CCSO deputies for issuing
a worthless check and for
criminal mischief.
Steven Holland, 27, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 9 by CCSO deputies for
driving while license is
suspended or revoked.


neglected children, if only to
let them know that they are
loved.
It just feels like such a sad
world today, and then I think
about my blessings. We see the
news with all these stories
about children and it hurts. It
makes you think of all the
things you have that not many
people do. If we all were to
stop and be thankful for those
things, big or small, we would
realize just how blessed we
are. Some people don't havdt
the simple, unnoticed blessing
of health or their children'
health, and are spending every
single day in a hospital
fighting what appears to be an
endless battle to have a simple,
normal life. Some people are
only able to provide just
enough food on the table every
morning, noon and night. They
don't have leftovers to give to
their family pet or throw in the
trash. Have you ever just
stopped and thought,, wow,
what a blessing that I have
running water in my home! If
one really steps back and
thinks about just how blessed
most people are, it would be
realized that the little things in
life that have always been
available to us (jobs, friends,
food, water, insurance, etc.)
are not as readily available to
some, and would therefore be a
great blessing to them. We
take most of these little things
for granted, as they have been
so common in our everyday
lives, that we do not realize
just how precious they may be
to those who have had those
things stripped away or never
had them at all.
I want to let my friends and
loved ones know just how
much I appreciate and love
them. I will continue to be
thankful for them. on a daily
basis. I catch myself talking
out loud sometimes, saying


"Thank you, God" for my
washer and dryer, car, clothes,
socks to keep my feet warm,
running water, etc. Some
people may think I am crazy
and talking to myself, but I
know that I am letting it be
known to our Lord that I am
thankful, and that I don't take
my life or the wonderful
blessings in it, for granted.
I couldn't ask for better,
seriously. I may not have the
nicest of the things. However,.
that is just it they are things.
I have a wonderful husband
who is an amazing friend to
me, and a wonderful father to
our boys. I have parents who
love me and would do
anything for me. I have great
friends who treat me as family.
They know who they are, and
they know that I love each and
every one of them. Lastly, and
honestly most important, I
have twin three-year-old boys
who couldn't be any more
precious to me. They are great,
loving kids! They have a
wonderful future ahead of
them, God willing, and I pray
that they become two
wonderful men like their
father. I pray that they look at
life the way people should
these days, as a blessing
among many.
Life could be. much worse,
so in your darkest hour, look
up! There is nowhere else to
look! This holiday season,
think of all the wonderful,
blessings in your life, and
thank God for all those
blessings that you have!
Wendy Parrish


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KH's MI osley makes it official,

will join Army program


BY CLIFF SME LLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
When Keystone Heights
High School senior Clayton
'Mosley announced in October
,his intention to play baseball
for Army after grad uation, he
,;aid it Nwas a relief to go ahead
and make the decision,
allowing him to full,' focus on
htis senior season.
However, Mosley, still had
one more step to take .
On Dec. 16 in tlh school's
riiedia center, Mosley signed
the paperwork mriaking it.
official. He will go ciff to West
Plaint, making hini the first
Neystone baseball player to
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Division I level.
Keystone head baseball
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fdur coaches who spoke on
Mosley's behalf at the signing
ce)-emony-said Mosley
himtnself deserves a lot of the
credit for earning; such an
op'jortunity. Mos hy is a
tireless worker, Maittox said-
a sentiment echoed by others.
Assistant coach Mike
Hartley told the assembled
crowd of family' school
faculty and students how
Mo sley is currently
part icipating in anr offseason
conditioning program that is
mai'aly for junior; high and
junior varsity players and is
not mandatory. .
"k only have twl) or three
varsity players there right
now ," Hartley said "He's one
of them. He's signing with a
Divih;ion I school, yet instead
of doing whatever tie wants to
do, he's out there with
sever ith- and eig;'hth-graders
runni ng through conditioning
for ai i hour and a half. Nobody
make's him do thai. He feels


like he needs to do that in
order to get himself better
prepared for this coming
season.
John Colacci, who has
coached Mosley for two full
seasons with the Florida
Hardballers travel team, said
Mosley will outwork any
player.
"He's the type of guy where
if he doesn't have a spot when
he gets there, he's either going
to earn it or he's going to make
that guy who's got it that much
better," Colacci said.
Mosley, though, took the
opportunity to give credit to
others for his development as a
player and for helping him get
to this point. He thanked all
the coaches he has played for,
but thanked God first and
foremost for giving him the
ability to play baseball.
Before he put pen to paper,
Mosley also recognized his
family, especially his parents,
Mike and Jodi, who were
seated on either side of him.
"I know without them, I
wouldn't be standing here'
today," Mosley said. "They've
taught me the right way to
grow up and the right way to
approach things. I.1 warnt to
thank them for that and the
time and effort they put into
that. It means a lot to me."
Army coaches were not in
attendance at the signing, but
assistant coach Matt Reid; who
recruited Mosley, shared his
thoughts on Mosley via e-mail.
Reid had the chance to watch
Mosley in Keystone's state
semifinal game.
"He made some great
defensive plays and had some
clutch base hits," Reid said. "I
was impressed with his size
and game speed. He showed


very good athletic ability.
"You look for players who
raise their level in those types
of situations. He really came to
play in that game."
Reid expects Mosley to
continue to improve once ho
joins the Black Knights
program.
"Clayton will be the first to
tell you he has work to do to
be the best player he can be,"
Reid said. "He has some good
tools to work with. Coach
Mattox has done a very good
job of developing Clayton's
baseball skills. He will
continue to get faster and
stronger, and with his 6-3
frame and athleticism, he will
get better in all facets, of his
game."

Reid said Mosley will fit in
just fine with the Army
baseball program, not just
because of his playing skills,
but because he is "a better
person than player."
, "He is the type of individual
ihat this country needs' here at
West Point," Reid said. "We
will all be a lot better off with
people like him-in leadership
roles. If he decides to continue
baseball after. West' Point,
continue a military career.
become a CEO of a company
or baseball coach-whatever
he decides to do, he will be
good at it."
Mattox, too, spoke of
Mosley as more than, a
baseball player. Character and
integrity are two. words the
Keystone coach used to
describe his senior
outfielder/pitcher.
"I'm excited about what the
future holds for Clayton,"
Mattox said.


ly


Clayton Mosley seated1 second from left) signed his letter of intent to play baseball
for the Black Knights of Army. Joining Molsey are his father, Mark, seated to his
right, and his mother, Jodi, and sister, Hannah, who are seated to his left. Standing
(1-r) are Florida Hardballers coach John Colacci and Keystone head-coach Alan
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Postmaster
Vicki Sparks
(center) is
pictured with
rural carrier
associate
Heather
Robbins (far
left) and rural
carrier Susan
McClellan.
Sparks, who
was born and
raised in
Starke, has
been
postmaster in
Lawtey for nine
years.


Sales service
associate Ken
Carpenter sorts
mail early in the
morning.
Carpenter, like
rural carrier
Susan
McClellan, is a
transfer from
the Starke Post
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starting out at the post office as
a clerk. Like Robbins, the
Lawtey Post Office is the only
post office she has worked at.
It is, she said, her home away
from home.
Her real home is in Starke.
Sparks was born there and has
spent her entire life there. She
has lived in three houses and
all are within a mile of each
other.
Sparks and her husband,
Lee, own the Florida Twin
Theatre, which they bought
from parents, Robert
and Barbara Barksdale. The
Barksdales moved to
Tennessee in 1975 and opened
up several theaters. They
eventually sold all but one in
Milan, Tenn., but now that one
is in the process of being sold
as well.
"My parents are finally
retiring," Sparks said.
Sparks said she believes her
parents will stay in Tennessee,
but that they would probably
like to travel. One thing that
will be missing once the
Barksdales' theater is sold is
shop talk between Sparks'


father and husband.
"They have to compare
business," she said. "They'll
miss that part."
Because of her connection to
Florida Twin Theatre, Sparks
is often asked by post office
patrons what's currently
playing. She admitted, though,
that she often doesn't know.
Her husband keeps up with all
of that.
Lee is more of the public
face associated with the
theater. Sparks said, "Starke
people don't see me. When
they do, they're like, 'You
work for the post office?'"
Sparks said she's not really
sure why she wanted to work
for the postal service. She
suspects it was just a
childhood dream.
"I guess growing up I
always thought it would be
cool to work for the post
office," she said.
When Sparks went in for an
interview with the Lawtey
postmaster 20 years ago, she
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receive benefits, so she said
that sounded pretty good to
her. For 11 years, Sparks did
not reach 40 hours a week
unless the postmaster went on
vacation or was away for some
other reason. The first four or
five years, she worked just 10
hours a week.
"That's how I got my foot in
the door," she said.
When Sparks began working
at the Lawtey Post Office, it
was located in a building that
comprised just 1,000 square
feet. The post office has been
in its current location-a 4,000
square-foot building-since
2001.
"It's like a mansion in here,"
Sparks said.
One good thing about the
bigger building is that the post
office will be able to
accommodate any future
growth the area experiences.
Another good thing, as far as
Sparks is concerned, is the fact
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"They all know I like to do
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parcels for me," Sparks said
with a laugh.
The post office had been
open in its current location for
approximately six years when
its retention pond attracted
what would become known as
the post office's mascot-
Ducky Girl.
Ducky Girl is a duck that
used to live at Lawtey Police
Chief Butch Jordan's house,
but as McClellan put it, "She
found out we got a pond, so
the duck flew the coop and
came to live with us."
McClellan said Ducky Girl
would waddle out in front of
the office and greet customers,
many of whom would bring
her food. That included Jordan.
"He'd make sure we were
treating her right," McClellan
said.
Sadly, Ducky Girl has been
missing for approximately two
weeks. McClellan, Robbins
and Sparks said they all hope


the duck is all right, but they
also joked about Jordan having
to issue an amber alert to find
their missing mascot.
Ducky Girl may not be
around any longer to greet
customers, but Sparks and her
staff will do just fine for many
of the customers. Johnny Gent,
who dropped by the post office
Dec. 19, said in his mind, the
post office was "numero uno."
He said he gets treated very
well by the employees there.
"(They are) the most
friendly people in Bradford
County," Gent said.


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employees., they most likely!
will say thie same thing about
their cowo rkers. Sparks said;
her coworkers are her second
, family, while McClellan can'
imagine wanting to world
anywhere el se.
"This is hot an office wherd
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Blanding helps train citizens to deal with hazards


BY JAMES WILLIAMS
Monitor Editor
The Florida Division of
Emergency Management's
Citizen Corps and Community
Emergency Response Team
conducted the first-ever
advanced CERT Academy two
weekends ago at the Camp
Blanding Joint Training
Center.
CERTs are organizations
formed by neighborhoods and
businesses, groups of people
who want to be better prepared
for hazards that threaten the
areas where they live and
work. CERT members will be
friends and neighbors, and
could be first responders after
a catastrophe before the other
responders-firemen, lawmen
or 'paramedics-arrive on the
scene.
The CERT program is based
on the assumption that,
following a major disaster,


first-response organizations
will be overwhelmed or unable
to respond to all areas due to
interruptions in
communications or
transportation.
The inaugural training at
Camp Blanding was designed
to teach community responders
from around the state skills in
advanced disaster
preparedness,
communications, advanced
first aid, CPR and first-
responder training.
Many Lake Region
organizations got involved.
The Keystone Heights
Volunteer fire department
provided props and manpower.
Keystone Heights CERT
personnel were involved,
including Paul Yates, a
Keystone CERT member, and
Keystone's emergency
planner, John Ward.
Volunteer actors from


Keystone Heights High School
and cadets from the Florida
Youth Challenge Academy
also added a real-world touch
during the final mock exercise.
Their injuries were actually
moulage and makeup applied
by students of the cosmetology
program of the Bradford-
Union Career Technicakl
Center.
Gallagher-Jones Funeral
Home provided some tents, the
American Red Cross provided
equipment, manpower, and
refreshments, and Clay
County's CERT program
provided manpower and
monitors. The North Florida
HAM radio operators
provided manpower and
equipment for
communications.
More than 50 participants
from all over Florida joined in
classroom activity and a
hands-on exercise.


Si


The bodies begin to pile up as CERT workers from all over the state brush up their
emergency management skills.


Responders tested their skills
in disaster medical operations,
light search and rescue,
terrorism, disaster psychology
and team organization.
The training site was a small
village of concrete block
buildings and, building shells in
the middle of the woods at
Camp Blanding. A sign on one
two-story building read, "The
Kabul Hotel," while another
read, "The Cantina Cafe.",
Pitiful cries and wails rang
out from the buildings while
the CERT crews stood outside
getting organized. Once they
made contact with the victims,
emergency team members
interviewed each one aboqt
their injuries and divided them
into the critically injured or the
walking wounded.
One Youth Challenge
Academy) cadet lay still and
quiet on 'aboard inside one of
the dark, dank buildings. He


wore a red ribbon around his
arm to indicate that he was
critically injured, but not dead.
Another young man
staggered out of a building in a
daze. He was presumably
bleeding from a wound in his
head and one arm was a bluish
red, as if from a burn. He had
covered himself, like a ghost,
in a.white sheet. Ironically, as
he moaned in fake agony, he
sported perfectly intact braces
on his teen-aged teeth.
Another young member of
the wounded lay groaning at
the entrance of the building
marked "Post Office" as
volunteers strolled casually
.past, at first leaving him on the
sidewalk.
"Let's get those people out
of that building," one CERT
volunteer called to another.
"I can't really move this guy
with a brain injury," was the
response.


According to Ward and Lt.
Col. Ron Tittle of the Florida
National Guard public affairs
office, the first task of the
CERT volunteers is to assess
the damage, take an inventory
of available resources and
number of victims needing
help. Since the disaster
scenario in the exercise was a
hurricane, the responders
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Located on Hwy 301 South
in Starke

Call (386) 328-8863


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Downtown Starke (904) 964-4303


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hurricane
victim, Vincent
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December. The
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Since 1977
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Over 30 Years Experience
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HOMES FOR SALE Own
your own home! From
$499 to $575/mth. Flex-
ible financing. For more
information, call Hidden
Oak Mobile Home Park
in Lake Butler 904-382-
1474.
BRAND NEW 2009, Skyline
3BR/2BA on 1 acre. 1
block off St. Rd. 21 North,
2 miles from Keystone.
Too many extras to list.
Call 352-475-3975.
50
For Rent
2BR/1BA in Hampton area,
service animals only. $450
per month, $450 deposit.
Call 904-545-6103.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 2BR/
2BA MH on 1 acre, close
to town, $575 per month,
352-475-6260.
FOR RENT, STARKE home,
near schools. 3BR/2BA
new kitchen, new car-
pet, fresh paint. $750 per
month plus $800 security,
service animals only. Call
352-473-8055.
LAKE FRONT Keystone
Heights, over 2500 sq. ft.,
2 master beds, 1 w/fire-
place, 4 full baths, long
term possibilities. $1200
per month. Call 678-640-
1524. 50
FURNISHED ROOMS FOR
rent! Complete with CH/A,
cable provided, all utilities
paid! Central location.
10% discount on first
month's rent for senior cit-
izens. Rooms with private
bath, $115 $135. /wk.
Room without bath, $100.
Laundry facilities avail-
able. Close to churches,
stores, downtown shop-
ping, theatre, and more!
See Manager at the Mag-
nolia Hotel, across from
the Starke Post Office.
904-964-4303.
WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom
MH, clean, close to prison.
Call 352-468-1323.
SPECIAL RENTAL 2 &
3 BR or lakefront 2/2.
Deposit required. Call
678-438-6828 or 678-
438-2865.
ONE MONTH FREE. 2,
3 AND 4BR starting at
$579. W/D hook-ups,
fitness center, computer
room, pool. Pets wel-
come. Whispering Oaks
Apartments, 904-368o
0007.
WORTHINGTON SPRINGS
2 AND 3 BR mobile
homes. $400/mth and
up. Rent includes pool,
garbage, yard and home
maintenance. Call 386-
496-2777.
REMODELED UPSTAIRS
2BR apartment Down-
town Starke. $450/mth
plus first, last and security.
Ca!l 904-964-4303.
FOR RENT FURNISHED
2BR mobile home. Shed,
patio, large fenced yard.
'Very clean, service ani-
mals only. $600/mth plus
security. 10 miles west
of Starke. Call 386-496-
0683.
2/1 IN RAIFORD ON CR229.
$500/MtTH, plus $500/
dep, service animals only.
Call 386-431-1917 or 904-
966-1396.
LAKE FRONT Keystone
Heights, over 2500 sqft,
2 master beds, 1 w/fire-
place, 4 full baths, long:
term possibilities. $1200
per month. Call 678-640-
1524.
1BR FURNISHED APT. with
carport, on Lake Geneva
and SR 100, Keystone
Heights, FL. $500 per
month, call 352-283-
4644.
3/2 BRAND NEW HOME
IN STARKE $850, first,
last and deposit. Call
352-745-1189 or 904-
964-8431.
3BR/2BA PARTLY FUR-
NISHED, MH in Keystone
Heights. Clean, service
animals only. $650 per
month, first, last & depos-
it. Call 352-473-0464.
3/1 HOUSE IN STARKE
washer/dryer. $650
mth plus $825/dep. Call
904-614-7170.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, fur-
nished, 2BR/1BA, CH/A,
large deck, sun room,
FOR RENT, 3BR/1BA house
in downtown Lake Butler.
FPL Electric Co., water
heater is gas. $480 per
month, first & last security.
Call 904-964-8602 after
6pm.


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near Brooklyn Lake. $650
month & utilities. 1 month
security. Call 352-216-
5111 or 352-216-8027.
3BR/2BA, W/D HOOK UP,
stove, refrigerator, D/W,
in Clay County Schools.
7318 Villa Nova Drive.
$695 per month, $600 de-
posit. Call 352-475-5533
or 352-226-9220.
2BR/1BA EAST SIDE OF
Lake Santa Fe, with dock,
stove, refrigerator, dish-
washer, w/d hookup. 2844
SE CR 21B, Melrose,
$695 per month, deposit
$600. Call 352-475-5533
or 352-226-9220.
MOBILE HOME 2/1 IN MEL-
ROSE Nice, open layout.
$395/mth plus $300 secu-
rity deposit. Call 352-475-
6285.

3BR/1BA MH in quiet Mel-
rose community, recently
upgraded. $450 a month
& $300 security deposit.
Call 352-475-6285.
3BR/2BA 1997 AC/heat,
all appliances. Washer/
dryer, new paint, carpet
and tile. Furnished, many
upgrades, call 352-318-
9262 for more info.
1BR/1BA KITCHEN, liv-
ing room, cottage, Flo-
rahome. Call 386-659-
1621 or 904-759-5873.
$600 month 'plus $400
deposit.
QUIET AREA, 3BR/2BA
mobile home, Graham.
Service animals only. Call
352-468-2544, leave mes-
sage, will return call.


52
Animals and
Pets
DOG TAGS DOG TAGS -
DOG TAGS! Buy them at
the Office Shop in Starke
on Call St. Only $4.75,
including postage. Many
colors, shapes and styles
to choose from. Call
904-964-5764 for more
information.
REWARD, LOST RED
Golden Retiever. Last
seen 12/18 in Keystone
Heights area. Answers
to Riley. Call 352-256-
7430
5 MO. OLD MIXED breed/
med. sized puppies for
sale. Females, tan &
black, very cute. Raised
as ladies, rescued from
the hurricane. Have had
first set of shots and are
very loving. Will make
great pets. One loves to
play dress up, will make
the perfect little girl dog.
$10, cal 904-533-2632.
RIDING LESSONS Gift
Certificates available
for Christmas. Hunter/
Jumper and Equestrian
with trainer of over 35
years of experience in
teaching beginners to
accomplished riders of
all ages. 904-626-1990
or 352-478-2412 or e-
mail ravenwoodfarm@
bellsouth.net
GERMAN SHEPHERD pup-
pies, 6 1/2 wks old. First
Shots have been given.
Call 904-866-6577 for
more information.'
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FREE
8 weeks old, wormed and
ready to go! Will be
medium sized when
grown. Pickup anytime.
Call 386-496-1215



Whispering Oaks

Apartments

ONE MONTH FREE
2, 3 and 4 Bedrooms
Starting at $579.00/Mo.
W/D hook-ups Pool
*Computer Room Fitness Center*
Walking Distance to School
Pets Welcome!

Call 904-368-0007



Smith & Smith Realty

Sheila Daugherty,


(904) 964-6708 or
(352) 235-1131 cell

2BR/IBA, Corner of Oak St. & North St., in
Starke, Remodeled REDUCED.....$59,500
3BR/1BA, Orange St. Seller will pay up to
$1500 of Buyer's Closing Cost.....$99,000
Wooded, waterfront lots on canal at.
Crosby Lake ............ $29,900 & $37,000
2 Acres Just 6ff Griffis Loop..........$29,950
City lot on Harutha St ..................... $7,500
9.82 ac. in Hampton-owner fin.. ...$63,830
23 ac. in Hampton-owner fin. ......$149,500
3BR/2BA DWMH 2052 sq.ft., on I acre off
S.R.16 E. Starke MUST SELL $99,500
New Home on Raiford Rd. 3 BR/2 BA,
1212 sq. ft. Starke .......... $147,200
New Home ort Raiford Rd. 3 BR/2 BA
1246 sq. ft. Starke..................... $149,900


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Autos For Sale


old, house trained. Call
904-368-0591.
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
puppies. Will be 6 months
old on Christmas. Brown/
White & Tri-colored.
$200 each. Call 904-966-
1183.
MANY DOGS & PUPPIES
to choose from. Beagles,.
Chihuahua's, Border Col-
lie, 2 small pot belly pigs
and many more. $25
donation. Call 904-964-
2165 any time.
53
Starke Yard
Sale
LIN'S at 103 Edwards Rd,
Starke. CLOSING SALE!
Everything must go by
12/31/2008.
57
For Sale
BED KING SIZE Pillowtop
mattress and boxspring
with manufactures war-
ranty. Brand new still in
plastic. Can deliver. Sell
for $200. Call 352-372-
7490.
BED-QUEEN orthopedic
Pillowtop mattress and
box. Name brand, new in
plastic, with warranty. Can
deliver. Sacrifice $120.
Call 352-372-8588.
BEDROOM SET 7 piece
Beautiful cherry queen/
king bed, dresser, mirror,
2 nightstands, chest avail-
able, dovetail construc-


tion. New still in boxes.
Retail $5,600, sacrifice for
$950. 352-377-9846.
COUCH AND LOVESEAT
brand new microfiber
suede set. Still in pack-
age with warranty. Stain
resistant, pet/kid friendly.
Retail, $1,500. Sacrifice,
$450. Can deliver, 352-
317-4031.
KENMORE AND WHIRL-
POOL WASHERS and
dryers, new type $95
and up, each. Electric
stove, written guarantee,
delivery available. For
appointments, call 904-
964-8801.
USED COMPUTERS, $99.
WESTERN AUTO IN
STARKE, call 904-964-
6841.
FIREWOOD FOR SALE,
pecan. $50 per truckload,
L.W.B. Can deliver or you
pick-up. Call 904-782-
3308, ask for Maxi, leave
message.
DINING SETS, 1 tile top
table/5 chairs, 1 dark
wood/5 upholstered chairs
& leaf, $60 each. Mixer
board & cassette recorder
$55, wood lathe $50. Call
S904-964-5637.
59
Personal
Services
WILL SIT WITH ELDERLY,
day or night. Salary neg.


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Owner: Kerry Whitford




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Bradford, Alachua, Union- and
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of timberland being divided and
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Some are landlocked and buyer is
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security.
1/1 Cottage in Keystone w/lake access $450/mo &
security.
2/1 Triplex w/lake access. $500/mo & security
*2/2 MH in Keystone $600/mo & security
1/1 Home on Brooklyn Lake $600/mo & security.
*1/1 Cottage on Silver Lake $600/mo & security.
3/2 Home on lake in Keystone $650/mo & security.
1/1 Apartment including all utilities unfurnished
in Melrose area $650/mo & security.
3/2 MH in Hampton $675/mo & security.
2/1 With garage on Little Lake Geneva' $700/mo &
security.
2/1.5 Home in Hawthorne $750/mo & security
2/2 Home on Clear Lake, Hawthorne $800/mo &
security
2/1 Home w/garage on Lake Geneva. $825/mo &
security.
3/2 Brick home w/pool in Hawthorne $1,100/mo &
security.
4/3 on Lake Santa Fe $1,500/mo & security.
4/2.5 w/lnground pool & garage $2,200/mo &
security
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$2,500/mo & security.
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PAIRS, INC. Correction
of termite 8 water-dam-
aged wood & sills. Level-
ing & 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.
JERRY'S HAULING WE
BUY JUNK CARS, run-
ning or not! Will pick
up anywhere. $125 and
up. Call 904-219-9365
or 904-782-9822.
JP'S DIRT AND TRACTOR
WORK. We haul, fill dirt,
hardpan, topsoil, gravel,
rock, slag. You need
it, we can get it... Call
904-219-9365 or 904-
782-9822.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE
OVER. Is your house a
mess? Let us clean it for
you. Give us a call for free
estimates & references,
call 904-368-0591.


PURCHASING
CLERK
Duties include
purchasing of materials,
data entry, manage
inventory and other
functions. Must have
exp. working with
trucking or mechanical
operations, computer
literate, have very good
communication and
phone skills.
Also be able to type 50
WPM.
Please apply in person.
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TRUCKING
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Lake Butler


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6262.

Trainers Wanted
50 yr old
Distribution
Company looking
for online trainers.
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internet, Flexible
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Business
Opportunities
BUSINESS FOR SALE,
health food store in Key-
stone Heights. Well es-
tablished, well stocked
with up to date merchan-
dise. Turnkey Business.
Selling due to sickness,
and owner retiring. Call
352-473-0864'after 6PM.
65
Help Wanted
THE BEST JOB EVER!
Wholesale company of
electronic goods seeking
eager E-bay sales execu-
tive. Must be experienced
on E-bay w/2 years selling
power and ten or more
positive feed back points.
Great pay/great hours.
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DEPT. OF AGRICULTURAL
JOBS $12.73 -$29.45/
HR NOW HIRING.
Many positions available.
For appointment and free
government job info, call
American Association of
Labor at 913-599-8288.


24hrs, emp. serv.
BRADFORD TERRACE IS
NOW ACCEPTING AP-
PLICATIONS for LPNs
and RNs, full time for
all shifts. Excellent pay
and benefits. Apply in
person at 808 S Colley
/ Rd., Starke, FL 32091,
904-964-6220, DFWP,
EOE.
BRADFORD TERRACE IS
NOW ACCEPTING AP-
PLICATIONS for CNAs for
the 3/11 and 11/7 shifts.


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1165 Wilson Road, Starke


3 BR/ 2 BA
SR 16 West
1 Acre
Fireplace
Stainless Steel
Appliances
Jacuzzi Tub
Just Reduced:

$209,000


Excellent pay and ben-
efits. Apply in person at
808 S Colley Rd., Starke,
FL 32091,904-964-6220,
DFWP, EOE.
CHILDCARE NEEDED,
25 hrs. week, weekends
included. 4 children, ages
1-9. Please call 352-473-
6581.
NOW HIRING experienced
servers, apply in person
Mon. Fri., 2pm-to 4pm
at The Steakhouse, Hitch-
cock's plaza, Keystone
Heights.


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City of Starke
Security System
Sprinkler System
Fireplace
Stainless Steel
Appliances
Just Reduced:

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Financial Aid if
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(866)858-21214.
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ne.com.

AIRLINES ARE
HIRING Train for
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Financial aid if
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*Ponds *Road Grading
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*Driveways Owner Washout
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Mowing- Licensed *Fire Line
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Property Manager/Maintenance Position

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seeks confident, experienced real estate
management candidate to oversee small
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experience helpful; basic computer knowledge,
strong communication skills and the ability to
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* Life, health and dental insurance
* 401k, paid sick days, vacation and holidays
* 35 hour work week


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a:S & MOr~i, B-SECTION Dec. 25, 2008


Tornadoes keep


win streak going


against Rams


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Dannerius Sheffield scored a
game-high 23 points as the
Bradford boys' basketball
team, despite missing two
players, defeated Class 5A
Eastside 58-53 Dec. 20 in
Starke.
The Tornadoes (7-1) were
missing starters Eugene Blye,
who is recovering from
surgery, and Markael Moore,
who was out with an ankle
injury. Sheffield, though,
stepped up and drained six 3-
pointers as Bradford won its
'fifth straight game. Sheffield
misfired on just four long-
range attempts and scored all
of his points in the second half.
Bradford outscored Eastside
35-27 in the half.
In all, Bradford made 11 3-
point shots. Malcolm Moore,
who had 13 points, made three,
while Darrin Blye, who had 10
points, made two.
Martella Moore added eight
points for the Tornadoes, who
faced a three-point deficit at
the half.
It was just the second loss of
the season for Eastside.
The Tornadoes will be back
in action Monday, Dec. 29,
when they play Providence at
6 p.m. in the opening round of


the First Coast Classic hosted
by Baker County High School
in Glen St. Mary. The
tournament spans three days.
Score by Quarter
EHS: 13 13 12 15-53
BHS: 10 13 15 20-58

Bradford scoring (58): C.J.
Covington 4, Blye 10, Malcolm
Moore 13, Martella Moore 8,
Sheffield 23. 3-pointers: Blye
2, Malcolm Moore 3, Sheffield
6. Free throws: 5-11.

Earlier results:

BHS 77 Broncos 52
Darrin Blye made seven 3-
pointers as Bradford defeated
District 2-3A opponent
Middleburg 77-52 Dec. 16 in
Middleburg.
Blye finished with a game-
high 26 points for the
Tornadoes, who outscored the
Broncos 18-4 in the opening
quarter. Eugene Blye and
Terrance Davis also scored in
double figures, finishing 'with
11 and 10 points, respectively,
while Martella Moore and CJ.
Covington had nine and eight
points, respectively.
Sheffield, Darrin Blye and


Eugene Blye combined to go
7-of-9 at the foul line.
Score by Quarter
BHS: 18 19 21 19-77
MHS: 4 15 12 21-52

Bradford scoring (77): D.
Blye 26, E. Blye 11, Covington
8, Davis 10, Tramaine Harris 3,
Malcolm Moore 5, Martella
Moore 9, Sheffield 5. 3-
pointers: E. Blye, Harris,
Malcolm Moore, Sheffield,
Davis 2, D. Blye 7. Free
throws: 8-15.

BHS 78 Bulldogs 42
Darrin Blye had another big
game as the Tornadoes
recorded another _lopsided
district win, defeating
Suwannee 78-42 Dec. 19 in
Live Oak.
Blye made four 3-pointers
and led Bradford with 25
points. Martella Moore and
Sheffield finished the game
with 14 and 10 points,
respectively.
Bradford expanded a 12-
point lead at the half to a 25-
point lead, outscoring
Suwannee 23-10 in the third
quarter.
The win improved
Bradford's district record to 6-
1. The average margin of
victory in the Tornadoes' six
district wins is 21 points.
Bradford's only loss was to
Baker County by six points on
the road.
Score by Quarter
BHS: 19 18 23 18-78
SHS: 15 1.0 10 7-42
Bradford scoring (78): Blye
25, Covington 3, Davis 7,
Yakeem Griner 4, Harris 1,
Isiah Jenkins 6, Shanon Kiser
2, Malcolm Moore 6, Martella
Moore 14, Sheffield 10. 3-
pointers: Davis, Moore 2, Blye
4. Free throws: 11-21.

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is the way he bears up
under misfortune.
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second in Oak


Hall torunament


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
Oak Hall used a 19-3 third-
quarter run to take the lead and
eventually hand the Keystone
Heights girls' basketball team
a 49-41 loss Dec. 20 in the
championship game of a
tournament hosted by Oak
Hall.
The Indians (6-6) advanced
to the championship game by
winning two tournament
games, which put them in a
position to win their sixth
straight game. However, Oak
Hall's Breckley Neale made
three straight 3-pointers after a
pair of Karleigh Smoak free
throws put Keystone up 24-19
at the start of the second half.
The host Eagles would go on
to finish the quarter with a 38-
27 advantage.
"I can't be prouder of them,"
Keystone head coach Jessica
Carter said. "They played their
hearts out."
Smoak led the Indians with
15 points and was named to
the all-tournament team after
scoring an average of 14 points
per game. Shannon Gray
added nine points, while
Morgan Maxwell, who had six
points, grabbed 10 rebounds.
Keystone will not be back in
action until Monday, Jan. 5, in
a .7:30 p.m. game against
Ridgeview in Orange Park. On
Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Indians
host District 6-3A opponent
Union County at 7:30 p.m.
Keystone is currently 2-2 in
the district, while Union is 4-0.

Score by Quarter
KHHS: ,10 12 5 14-41
OH: 9 10 19 11-49

Keystone scoring (41): Gray
9, Harvin 2, Heavrin 2, Maxwell
6, Smoak 15, Zinkel 3. 3-
pointers: Smoak 2. Free
throws: 11-24.


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KH 41 O.C.12
Smoak outscored the entire
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day of the Oak Hall
tournament.
Keystone, which scored all
the points it would need in the
first quarter, got 14 points
from Smoak. She was one of
10 players who scored for the
Indians.:


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OC: 2 6 2


11-41
2-12


Keystone scoring (41):
Barkett .3, Casas 2, Dye 3,
Gray 6, Harvin 2, Heavrin 2,
Maxwell 4, Simmons 3, Smoak
14, Liz Wheeler 2, Zinkel 2.
Free throws: 7-10.

KH 54 Hilliard 50
Four players scored in
double figures, including
Chelsea Harvin, who was
recently moved up from the
junior varsity team, as the
Indians defeated Hilliard 54-50
in overtime Dec. 19 in the. Oak
Hall tournament..
Harvin led Keystone with 14
points, while Maxwell and
Smoak each scored 12. Gray
added 11 points.
Keystone overcame a
double-digit deficit and had
two players playing with four
fouls each down the stretch.
The Indians outscored Hilliard
11-7 in overtime.


Score by Quarter
KHHS: 816 11 8
HHS: 15 15 6 7


11-54
7-50


Keystone scoring (54): Gray-
11, Harvin 14, :Heavrih 2,
Maxwell 12, Smoak 12,
Wheeler 2, Zinkel 1. 3-
pointers: Harvin.


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Continued from p.11B
district. He said it just gives
his team something to aspire
to.
"We want to be one of those
tough teams," Zow said.
At least Madison County is a
public school. Neither
Dickinson nor Hoard like the
idea that they and every other
public school have to play
against such teams as Bolles
and Trinity Catholic, though
Hoard said he would rather
have been placed in a district
with Trinity. Trinity, he said, is
a one-dimensional team
offensively, whereas Bolles is
proficient in all areas.
Also, looking at this year's
Bolles roster, Hoard points out
there are five linemen who
weigh at least 265 pounds who
are either freshmen or
sophomores.
"It's hard to compete with
that," Hoard said.
Hoard said there are several
people in state government
who are working to try to get
private schools to play in
separate classifications.
"That's really the thing I'd
like to see," Dickinson said.
District assignments could
change as some schools make
requests to move up or down
in classification or request a
move to a different district.
"Whatever happens
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John Adams, CEO of Enterprise Florida, and Kerry Page, executive director of the
Clay County Development Authority, award a symbolic check for $300,000 to (1-r
from center) Staff Sgt. Essence McCormick, Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett, adjutant
general, and Col. Mickey Duren, commander of the Camp Blanding Joint Training
Center. Photo by Jon Myatt, Department of Military Affairs.


CB gets $300,000 for upgrades


The Camp Blanding Joint
Training Center received more
than $300,000 for facility
upgrades in a Defense
Infrastructure Grant from
Enterprise Florida Dec. 12.
The award, announced in
November, is part of
approximately $6.5 million for
projects to improve Florida's
military installations and
activities awarded over the
past two years by Gov. Charlie
Crist and Enterprise Florida.
The $300,000 for Camp
Blanding and more than
$40,000 for Clay County
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CERT
Continued from p.9B


asked themselves not only how
many people they would be
working with, but what
resources were left to do the
job.
A large, red plastic sheet
was spread out on the ground
to indicate the area where the
walking wounded would be
brought for treatment. The
critically injured were laid side
by side near a sign that read',
"Makeup," where injuries had
already been applied.
Slowly the. bodies began to
pile up, but nobody seemed to
be in a hurry.
Asked about the slow pace,
Tittle said the exercise was a
learning and training event,
and not meant to simulate
panic and crisis.
The trainers and CERT
leaders got a chance to figure
out step by step what had to
happen and in what sequence.
Once they had logically
worked their way through
those structural questions at a
thoughtful pace, they became
better prepared to repeat the
same process much faster in
the event of a real emergency,
Tittle said.
"Everyone put in a drastic
amount of time to make this
drill a success," Tittle said.
"This brings a recognition into
our area and highlights the
resources available in the event
of a disaster. I definitely want
to thank everyone very greatly
for their time and effort."


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and primary power distribution
projects begun two years ago,
said Maj. Gen. Douglas
Burnett, adjutant general of
Florida.
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BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Telegraph Staff Writer
The Florida High School
Athletic Association recently
released its tentative
class/district assignments in
football, the result being that
Bradford, Keystone Heights
and Union County are now all
in Class 2B.
However, despite the fact
the three schools are close in
proximity, neither is in the
same district.
"It would've been nice (to
be in the same district),"
Bradford head coach Steve
Hoard said. "We're right down
the road from one another."
Still, Hoard likes the teams
in Bradford's district with one
big exception-the Tornadoes
will find themselves having to
play the juggernaut that is
Bolles once again. Bradford
has been in the same district as
Bolles the past four years.
Bolles won this year's Class
2A state championship, has
won four state championships
in the last seven years and has
gone undefeated in district
play 16 straight years.
"I don't like it one bit at all,"
Hoard said.
Bradford and Keystone both
played in the same district last
two years and were Class 2A
teams. Both have now moved
down to Class 2B, where
Union County was already
playing. Keystone head coach
Chuck Dickinson said he
thought the FHSAA might
possibly create a district that


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was similar to the Suwannee
Conference of old, composed
of teams such as Dixie County,
Newberry and Williston along
with Bradford, Keystone and
Union. However, Dickinson, in
regards to the FHSAA
decision-making process, also
said, "Nothing surprises me
anymore."
Keystone is one of eight
teams in District 4. The
Indians don't have to worry
about playing Bolles anymore,
but now find Trinity Catholic
out of Ocala as a district
opponent. Trinity, a private
school that has made a quick
rise to prominence since it
opened, was this year's Class
2B staterunner-up as well as
the champion in 2005 and the
runner-up in 2006. The Celtics
have been to the playoffs six
straight years.
"You lose one and gain
another," Dickinson said.
As far as the rest of the
district, Dickinson 'said it is
composed of teams Keystone
used to play in the past: Mount
Dora, Newberry, Umatilla and
Newberry, along with
Interdachen, which has been in
the& Indians' district the last
several years. The Villages is
also in the district.
With the exception of


Bolles, Hoard likes the district
Bradford was placed in. That
district- District 3-is
composed of Baldwin, Bishop
Snyder, Episcopal, Fernandina
Beach and Yulee along with
Bradford and Bolles.
"We have a shot there to
compete against those schools
and do well," Hoard said....
Union, which remains in
Class 2B, will now play in
District 2. The Tigers no
longer have to worry about
Trinity Catholic as a district
opponent, but they now have
to face one of the state's best
public school programs in
Madison County. Madison
won the Class 2A state
championship in 2001 and
2007, was 2A runner-up in
2003 and 2004, and a state
semifinalist this year as well as
in 2005 and 2006.
The rest of District 2' is
composed of Dixie County,
Fort White, FSU High School
and Taylor County.
Union head coach Andrew
Zow said he has not spent
much time reflecting on the
new district -assignments. He
did not seem to mind too much
that the Tigers still have to
battle one of the state's top
teams for the top spot in the
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