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UNION COUNTY


USPS 648-200 LAKE BUTLER, FLORIDA


THURSDAY,DEC. 6, 2012


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1131251 UC 10 **B-010
P.K. YOUNG LIBRARY 11
UNIV OF FL
PO BOX 117007
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-7007

100TH YEAR -32ND ISSUE 75 CENTS


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Christmas
Parade
information
Correction: The Christmas
parade will be held this Saturday,
Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. The flyers
that list the parade at 6 p.m.
Share incorrect. More entries are
needed. The City of Lake Butler
also needs more donations for
the 200 Christmas gift bags.
They are accepting monetary
donations and stocking stuffers.

Christmas in
the Park
Join for a fun filled family day
on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Worthington
Springs Park for the Christmas in
the Park arts and crafts festival..
-Enjoy bounce houses, the kids
corner and letters and pictures
with Santa.


School Board
meeting
The Union County School
Board will meet on Tuesday,
Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the School
Board meeting room .located
across from the Lake Butler
Middle School.


Ritz Christmas
Classic
Christ Central of Lake Butler
* will host a Ritz Christmas Classic
on Friday, Dec. 14, beginning at
7 p.m. This "Red Carpet" evert
will have classic holiday music
with Awing n' modern mix
combined with a 50's cuisine.
Tickets are on sale for $10 and
can be purchased by calling 386-
249-2368.


Christmas
Banquet set
The Consolidated High
)School committee will hold
their annual Christmas banquet
on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.
:at the Hal Y. Maines community
.center in Lake Butler. This event
nis bpen to the public. There will
.be music, food, door prizes and
-inore. Contact Eddie or Cora
LJackson at 386-496-1670 for
more information.


Parents Day
out set
America's Students Bettering
.Communities at UCHS will be
,hosting a parent's day out on
Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in the UCHS media
,center for children 11 and under
(babies are welcome.) Qualified
and responsible ASBC members
and sponsors will be watching
your children. This will give you
time to do whatever you need to
.during your day out. The cost
is $10 (-per child) for the whole
'day, which will be put towards
your child's lunch, snac c and
crafts. All other proceeds will
bp donated to the Food Pantry to
Kelp families in need.
If you planning to participate
in parents day out, go by your
child's day care or school to
pick up a form, and send it back
with 'your child. This form
must be filled out and turned
in by Wednesday, Dec. 12, in
order for your child (children)
to participate. For more
,information you may contact one
of the following: Terra Godwir
9Q4-364-6540, Haley McRee
'904-239-0179 or howellm@
union.k 12.fl .us


Construction on newA&A Transport Facility in Progress


BY TIFFANY CLARK
Times-Editor

Construction on the new
A&A Transport, Inc. facility
is underway with the approved
$500,000 grant the 'county
received from the Department of
Transportation.
A&A Transport is not
owned by the county, however
they provide transportation to
individuals in the county based
on need. Because of this, the
county commission agreedto the
project with the understanding
that the building would be
owned by the county and leased
to A&A Transport, who would
be responsible for the building,
utilities, etc. once they took
possession of the building after
completion.
Florida's Transportation


Disadvantaged program,
which began in 1979, has a
coordinator in each county
that is responsible for ensuring
that coordinated transportation
services are provided to
,serve the transportation
disadvantaged. The Union
County Board, of County
Commissioners appointed A&A
Transport as the provider of
transportation disadvantaged
services in March of 1985.
In 1990, the North Regional
Planning council recommended
that A&A Transport be
designated as the community
transportation coordinator for
Union County, approved by
the Florida Commission for the
transportation disadvantaged. ,
A&A Transport is a non-
profit corporation that began in
1980 and became incorporated


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The new A & A Transport Inc. facility construction is underway. The site is located
between S.R. 121 and S.R. 100, across from the Lake Butler Elementary School.


in November of 1983. It was
organized and is operated
exclusively for charitable
purposes,
The buildings completion is
expected to be as early as July
2013. According to owner Curtis


Allen, the building will include
a reception/dispatch office,
president's office, training room
for employees, a kitchen and
lounge area, storage rooms,
rooms with personal facilities,
and an eight stall carport for the


protection, storage and cleaning
of the transport vehicles. The
building will be 2400 square feet:
Allen said that the FDOT
district II office in Jacksonville
contacted A&A about a federal
See Transport page 3A


Breakfast with Santa at LBES


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Twenty-two month old Koleson Tetstone looks like he's
really listening to what Santa has to say. More photos on
page 3A


BY TAMMY WILKERSON
Special to the Times

While his toy workshops
were running at full speed for
the up-coming holiday season,
Mr. and Mrs. Claus took a
quick break from the chaos and
enjoyed breakfast at Lake Butler
Elementary School this past
week.
The event was a part of the
school's annual PTO fundraiser
called "Breakfast with Santa."
The event, which included a
'hot breakfast, a letter-writing
session, story time with Mrs.
Claus and a chance to whisper in


Santa's ear, began as a way for
the school to raise funds for their
ongoing playground project.
The purpose of the project is to
repair, replace and/or upgrade
the playground equipment
throughout the school.
Though his real name is Santa
Claus, during the non-holiday
season, he can be found in the
directory' under the name'Hugh
McDowell. McDowell and his
wife, Betty, currently own and
operate the' Learning Path Store
in Gainesville.
They have been filling the roles
of Mr. and Mrs. Claus during the
holiday season for the past six


years. "There is something so
honest in the eyes of child when
they sit on Santa's knee," said
Christy Griffis, a parent and PTO
volunteer.
During the three-hour
"Breakfast with Santa" event,
neatly one hundred children
ranging in age from babies to
teens, sat upon Santa's knee,
most of them willingly.
For all of their help, support
and donations, LBES would like
to thank the McDowells, Spires
of Lake Butler, all of the PTO
volunteers that helped bring this
event to life and to all of those
that purchased a ticket.


Tigers' Brown, Fletcher hope hard work pays off with state medals


respectiel). than their
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BY CLIFF SMELLED
Regional News/Sports Editor
Regardless of 'how the season
pans out, Union County ,girls'
weightlifting coach Bryan Griffis
said Jessica Brown and Marcia
Fletcher will be champions.
Their willingness to work hard to
be the best they can be is reason
enough for that, he said.
However, Griffis feels pretty
good about the two lifters'
chances of making it to the
state 'tournament and earning
hardware in the form of medals.
"They want to achieve
something'," Griffis said. "Their
main goal is to win state. When
you find girls who decide their
objective is to win, they will push
themselves and push themselves.
That's the only 'thing on their
mind."
Brown, a sophomore, and
Fletcher, a junior, each placed
fourth in the 154- and 119-pound
weight classes, respectively, at
the Section 4 meet last season.
That .left them one spot shy of
advancing to state. /
* At Union's most recent meet
this season-Nov. 27 against
Santa Fe-Brown and Fletcher
posted bench press totals that
were 20 and 25 pounds more,


Griffis said
the bench _
press is -
by far. the
two lifters'
strength,
though they
are working
hard to
improve in
the clean
and jerk. One
night after
a meet,' the)
stayed in the
weight room
and worked
on the clean
and jerk for 1.5
hpurs. In fact.
they have worked
so hard on it, the ,
have;, developed '
calluses and '
have ripped those
calluses. Despite I
the bleeding, the '
kept lifting.
"You tell me how
many boys ould'%e
kept doing it "ith
cuts on their hands
and calluses torn off,"
Griffis said.
Yet Griffis is still


easy the two girls. Griffis, who is also her churcbi
cry about something -youth pastor, ecfoouiiged her as


a. simple as a song
pla\ ing on the radio.
"They will cry at
the drop of a hat;"
Griffis said, "but
the) work hard."
Brown said
she was drawn
to weightlifting
by watching
cousins of hers
do it as well as
other girls, at the
school.
'I .thought it
would be fun to
lift weights;"
she said.
Fletcher
recalled how
in middle
school she
could do
more pull-
ups than
any of
the other
students,
prompting
c o ac h
n otonlyV B ettty
1ope tO Brackett
ponsips. t 0
suggest
she pursue weightlifting.


Narcla Fetche,
hopes t is eivt
1 mawe It to


UCI promotes 2 to rank of sergeant


Union Correctional Institution
recently recognized its two
newest sergeants in a pinning
ceremony on Nov. 27.
Aaron Stokes of Lake Butler
and Rick Robinson of Macclenn
were recently promoted to
the rank of sergeant at UCI.
Stokes has worked in one of the
institution's confinement units
since 2010 and Robinson has
served as a utility officer, filling
a wide variety of posts, since
2009.
Following a rigorous
interview and selection process,
the two officers were chosen
for promotion. They will now


each act as building or area ..... : .. _. -. ..,... ... ....
supervisors. Their immediate -- -., ,,
supervisors characterized the ', ,
men as organized, efficient and .- -.-' '. -"* ,
dedicated officers. ,:. ,. ..
At the Nov. 27 ceremony, .. '
they were congratulated by the "- ,'..
institution's leadership team and .,' -,
a large number of their fellow '- U' .--4*
officers and sergeants. Those -
in attendance included Warden )
Diane Andrews, Asst. Warden of
Operations Tony Anderson,Asst. '
Warden of Programs Stephen
Rossiter, Col. David Maddox
and Major.Kevin Box. '


(1-r) New Sgts. Aaron Stokes and Rick Robinson.


well, Fletcher said.
Now, the activity is sirrmply an
extension of her.
"It seems normal," Fletcher
said. "It's like part of my life.
I feel like I wouldn't be me if I
didn't have it."
'Brown nodded her head in
agreement, saying, "That's how I
feel about it."
From the start, Brown said her
goal has been to break school
records and work toward a state
championship. She's only 10
pounds away from matching the
school bench press record in her
weight class.
"I've come really close,"
Brown said. "I haven't maxed
out yet, but I think when I max
out I can get it."
Fletcher said her sights weren't
set as high as Brown's when she
began weightlifting.
""I wasn't serious at first about
it," she said. "I guess I never.
thought I could actually go to
state. Last year, something just
clicked insi-de of me, and I, just
wanted to be good."
Now, Fletcher wants to win a
state title and compile at least a
315-pound total.

See Weightlifting page 4A


City Spray field
lease up for bid

The lessee and the City of
Lake Butler mutually terminated
the lease agreement for the spray
field located just past the farm
center on S.R. 121 at the end of
November.
According to City Manager
Dave Mecusker, the spray field,
also known as the sod farm, was
established in March of 1999.
The spray field can potentially
be leased as a hay or sod field
based on the city commission's
approval. Bidding will begin on
Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at City
Hall.


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UNION COUNTY TIMES THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


LBES Third grade straight A's


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(Back row, I-r) Kyla Boney, Hayden Davis, Andrew Laux, Landon Klein, Ell Rimes,
James Rogers and Clara Woodall. (Front row, I-r) Maegan Beatty, Natalie Waters,
Curran Webb, Halley Fishburn, Jackson Perkins, Lilyanne French, Will Harden and Ell
Hendricks. (Not pictured) Sabrena Howard.


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Jenkins School News......
family. Lake Butler Elementary Mark Seager, M
receives' School Seay, Taylor Se:
suippr t --- ^after 'Last week's LBES Tiger Cub Karly Shatto, Hay
up Tnames were: Johnny Benefield, Sherrod, Sean Sr
house fire Seth Chestnut, Natalie Chohan, Briyanfia Swafford,
II Emily Courson. Dallen Cox. Taylor, Jamie T


SBY TIFFANY CLARK
S. Times Editor

SUnion County residents
Emma and Jessie Jenkins apd
their six grandchildren (4 boys
and 2 girls) were displaced early
I-sft month after a fi6use t fire
ihiat began in the living room
area claimed their home and
belongings. No one was hurt in
ihe fire, however Emma Jenkins
'said that the family was missing
!their Chihuahua until the fire was
put out. The dog was found in
the house unharmed in a corner.
Several churches, businesses and
others in the community have
shown their support by holding
collections for the family of
eight,
The., Lake Butler Middle
School joined in the effort by
collecting household items,
clothes and more. Two of the
children who resided in the
home attend school there.
' Principal Jerry Graybeal said
that the outpour of generosity
was amazing. To raise funds,
the teachers and staff were given
the opportunity to wear jeans
for the price of one day for one
dollar (three total days.) "Dollar
day" collection boxes were also
made so that anyone wishing to
donate a dollar for the cause
could do so. In addition, partial .
funds from a school dance held
recently' were added to the
money raised for a grand total
of $600.
SJenkins said that she still
lacks some items needed to
include: bathroom items, a large
,cooking pot, cups, cereal bowls,
mixing bowls, microwave,
can opener, toaster, trash
:can, shower curtain, shelves
for can goods, clothes dryer,
'baking dishes, rugs, end table,
. 'elevisions, fans, dressers, wash
:clothes, towels and a dinner
table to seat eight people.
Clothes are also needed,
sizes 4/5, 7/8, 11, 10/12 and
' 14/16 in boys, 14 misses, large,
x-large or 34/32 men and 22/24
women. Shoe sizes I11 men, 8 /
and 9 women, 9 to 10 boys
and 11 girls.
Emma Jenkins said that of
all the things her grandchildren
lost, the thing they miss most
.is the Playstation 3 gaming
console that they played
regularly.
If anyone would like to
donate any of the needed items
or can donate a Playstation 3 as
SChristmas gift for the children,
contact 36-249-2368.
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Kevin CraW.ford, Emily Davison,
Grant Dicks, Chloe Fairfield,
Hailey Fishbum, Zariah Foster,
CJ. Freeman, Rhett Gill, Jackson
Hipps, Reah Jones, Elizabeth
Long, Landyn Lynn, Hannah
Mason, Brayden Matteson,
Giavana Merola, Gavin Padgett,
Rylie' Parish.: Dylan Raish,
Brandon'Ra'y, Sat3er Roberts,
Jolena Rogers, Lillyann Saul,


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(Back row, I-r) Ashli Boatright, Peter Merola, Sabrina Miller, Taryn Norman, Will
Odom and Gwenyth Parrish. (Front row, I-r) Taylor Batson, McKenzie Clemons, AydenI--
Elixson, Laura Park and Anna Ward. (Not pictured) Shellee Lockwood.


At left (Back row, I-r) Ha-
leigh Doughman, Kylee
Davis, Logan Richards,
Kinley Smith, Kim-
mie Palmer, Dezmond
Edwards and Victoria
Polbos. (Front row,
I-r) Lanie Sargent and
Hunter Sherrod. (Not
pictured) Sierra Lackey
and Ethan Thomas.


organ
ay,
ley
nith,
Cody
homas,


Jason Thomas, Bryan
Tyson, Stephanie Warner,
Chainberlin Watts, Kaelie
Whitney, Corey Williams, Bo
Wilson and Dee Williams.
The last, day to pie-order a
yearbook at the reduced price of
$25 is Friday, Dec.21.Following
the holiday break, the price will
increase to $30.
LBES would like to honor the


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Holy Ghost
Revival set


You are invited to come and
renew your spirit with the Holy
Ghost at the St. James AME
church on Thursday, Dec. 6,
through Friday, Dec' 8, at 7
p.m. The special speaker will
be Elder Vern Godbolt, Voice
of Deliverance. For more
information, contact 352-231-
1798,352-895-8708 or 352-494-
2815. The church is located on
the corner of C.R. 238 and C.R.
231, Providence Road.


Morningstar is Santa Fe
Invite Mennonite


Morningstar Baptist Church
ship invites all. The church is
located on C.R. 18, one half mile
west of S.R. 121 and the C.R.
18 intersection in Worthington
Springs. Sunday school begins
at 10 a.m., Sunday morning
worship begins at 11 a.m. and
Sunday evening worship begins
at 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings
there will be a covered dish meal
and fellowship at 6 p.m. Children
and adult bible study and prayer
at 7 p.m. Fir more information
contact 386-719-2148 or email
rev madivine@bel Ilsouth.net


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us about it.


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Invitation


anta Fe Mennonite Church
welcomes all to attend service on
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and the 1st
and 3rd Sunday of each month
6:00 p.m. The church is located
at 4555 SW 107th Ave. Contact
386-984-0938 or 352-339-2249
for more information.


the 2012-2013 yearbook by
designating a special page to
show how much they've grown
over the past five years. All
Parents are asked to send a photo
of their child's first day of school
(pre-k or kindergarten). Physical
copies are accepted and must
include the students first and last
name. The deadline to submit
the photos is on Friday, Dec. 21.
Original photos will be returned
-to students however the photos
can. also be emailed. For more
information contact,' Yearbook
Coordinator Tammy Wilkerson
at 386-496-3047 or at
wilkersont@uni6n.k12.fl.us
SLBES is looking for
volunteers for the tiger up
morning mile walking
program. The program
., runs weekly, Monday
through Thursday,
From' 7:30 to 7:55
a.mr, V6lunteers
can assist as little
as or as often as
they would like. If you

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are interested in volunteering,
contact 386-496-3047.
The newest 50-point book
club members are Lili Hart,,
Mahailya Reeves, Keyonna
Ridgeway, Zachary Romrell,
Noah Sanderson, Morgan Seay,
and Delaney Sweat.
Early release days are Dec. 12,
20 and 21. Christmas break is
Dec. 24 through Jan. 4. .


Lake Butler Middle School
There will be a baseball:
meeting in the cafeteria 6 t
Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 2:40 p.vM..
for 6th to 8th grade boys interested
in playing.
The UCHS/LBMS symphonic,
band will have their Christmas,
concert at the UCHS auditorium:
on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
This event is free of charge.
Union County High School
The top tigers for the monthao

See School News page 3
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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012 UNION COUNTY TIMES 3A


November were:
9th grade- Nolan Ward, Shelby
McDowell, Jordan Zoltowski
.and Nikia Morgan.
;10th grade- Austin Green,
Gavin Drawdy, Candice Elixson
and Spencer Williams.
1lth grade- Holly Tucker,
Kayla Nettles, McKenzie
Wcstfall-Jones and Paul Whitlow.
.12th grade- Kelsey Harrison,
Shane Hendricks, Kierra
Maxwell and Michael Ellis.
Friday, Dec. 14, is the deadline
for letterman jacket orders.
The cost is $125 (includes
varsity letter and inserts.) cash,
checks or credit cards accepted.


Make checks payable to Neff
Company. The full amount is due
when order is placed.
Friday, Dec. 21, is the last
aay to buy yearbooks for $50.
Purchase at UCHS or at www.
community.pictaVo.com
Projectgrad is collecting ink/
laser jet cartridges for money.
(Any brand or size) Put them
in a zip lock bag or wrapped in
newspaper and turn them into
the boxes at the high school. The
boxes are located in. the front
office or the library.
There will be softball
conditioning on Mondays,
Tuesday and Thursdays through


Dec. 18 for any girls interested
in playing softball. Meet from
3:30 to 5:30. p.m. at the high
school field.


Christmas
Extravaganza
Information
Kickoff your Christmas
celebration with fun for the
entire family at the 5th Apnual
Christmas Extravaganza at Lake
Butler Hospital on Friday, Dec.
21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Santa will be there to; greet
your family..Children ages 10
and under will receive a small
gift and goody bag. Children
of all ages can register to win
gifts including a bicycle, toys,
games and much more. The
grand prize is a Kindle Fire


with a $50 Amazon gift card and
accessories.
Capture your 2012 Christmas
season with a picture with Santa
for $6. Enjoy free refreshments
while listening to Christmas
carols performed by Justine
Rogers, Ryan Perez and Sandy
Watson.
"Last year it was so fun to
watch all the kids sitting around
singing Christmas carols,
dancing and receiving gifts;'
said Liz Croft, hospital public
relations director. "It was a great
time for the kids and adults."
Cast your vote for the best-
decorated door in the hospital


and you will help decide the
winner of the 2012 Employee
door-decorating contest.
There will be activities set up
outside including crafts, cqAnival
games, a train ride, karaoke,
cupcake walk, a punt, pass and
kick contest and much more.
Lake Butler Hospital, Land &
Homes, New River Community
Health Care center, Shatto
Heating & Air, Inc., Showcase
Advertising, Inc. and Penny and
Glynn Reeder DJ and Karaoke,
sponsor this event.
For more information contact
(386) 496-2323 ext. 9227.


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(Above) Volunteers at the Breakfast for Santa helped cook breakfast (pancakes and
sausage), pour and serve orange juice and milk (donated by Spires), wipe tables, di-
rect children to Santa and Mrs. Claus, assisted children with "letters to Santa" writing
sessions, checked in advanced ticket holders, sold tickets at the door, clean up and
more. The PTO Volunteers
were (I-r) Madison Adams, .......
Mark Harrison, Stacey
Rimes, Tammy Adams,
Christie Perez, Mrs. Claus,
Mr. Claus, Jacquie Mo-
seley, Margaret Combs,
Tammy Wilkerson, Tammy
Black, Paul Griffis, Christy
Griffis, Dodie Sapp, Maria
Kish and Macy Adams.


(At right) Though most
were excited to see Santa,
a couple were not,.as
seen on the face of Levi
Zukowskl.

(At left) Children look
on intently while Mrs.
Claus reads a story. Front
to back, I-r from Mrs.
Claus is Drew Manning,
Johnte' Nichols, McKenzie
Richardson, Madison
Richardson, and Patricio
Perez.


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Transport
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special projects grant that was
SIeing offered to community
transportation coordinators
Across the state for the purpose
of improving, expanding,
correcting non-emergency
transportation services to
eligiblee clients of their respective
community transportation
Coordinators.
The grant would be initiated
if the community transport
coordinator would approach the
goard of County Commissioners
for approval and agreement on
a plan. Allen did so and gained
-the approval of the county
commissioners.
"This is needed, tangible
project which all citizens of
Union County can be proud of,"
said Allen.


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(Above, I-r) LBES PTO volunteer Madison Adams helps
Kaylie Hendricks as she writes her letter to Santa.


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Maximum strength
analgesic creme for
temporary relief from:
Joint and Muscle
soreness
Arthritis
Backaches


I ACORN Clinic
Vol llcii to~n Prmild ,g R-url H#kh C-
23320 NSR. 235, Bro-k.rFL 32622
ACORN Medical Clinic
is accepting new patients.


We welcome Sandra
Topp. ARNP, practlclng
with Mimi Blch.MD.


-1 Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS,
and AvMed insurance accepted.
,I No insurance, no problem.
Sliding scale, visits $25-$35.
*


tall for an appointment today
at (352) 485.1133.
Tuesday evening hours available.


Laying Up Treasure in Heaven
Today success is often measured by how much one possesses.
However, Jesus warns us to, "Take heed and beware of
covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of
things he possesses" (Luke 12:15). How much stuff we have is
not what determines if we are successful or not. There are many
who have piles of possessions but are, "not rich toward God"
(Luke 16:21). We need to remember how Jesus encourages us
not to lay up treasures on earth but instead, "lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven ... For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21). In order to lay
up treasures in heaven, we must put God And our service toward
Him before all else (Matthew 6:33). Are we laying up
imperishable treasure in heaven or are we laying up treasure
upon the earth?
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8704 SW SR 121, Lake Butler, FL
386-496-3880
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Worship at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Sun.


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(Back row, I-r) Blake Bass, Paden Clyatt, Whip Davis, Braxton Dukes, Jackson Griffis,
Lake Harris and Brian Kish. (Front row, I-r) Hunter Parrish, Skyler Shatto, Noah Tall-
man, Krista Brown, Jake Newman and Ryan Patrick.


Moreente t pa are

LAKE BUTLER CHRISTMAS PARADE '
Saturday, December 8,2012 at 7:00 p.m.
THEME: TOYLANDD CHRISTMAS"
Name of person, firm, church, or group entering: ,,
Contact Person: ______________________________
Phone: ________________________
Fax: (.)______________
.Email: ______________
Mailing Address: _________________
Participating in the parade as:
Float (approx. length):
Band (approx. number):
Marching Group (approx number): ,
Car, Truck, Other:_____________
Parade Guidelines:
l No candy is to be thrown from floats or vehicles. (Use walkers to distribute any items to
spectators.)
[] The Lake Butler Christmas Parade will be held, rain or shine.
0 All entries should reflect the spirit of Christmas, holiday or whimsical theme and must
be decorated. The organizers of the parade reserve the right to reject any entry that is
not appropriate.
All float participants may begin to locate their line-up position at 5:30 pm. Parade line-
up will be on NE 3r' Street (Sanderson Rd.). All participants must enter from NE 5th
Ave. or NE'8th Ave.
0 Float names should be placed on both sides of the float.
E- No Santas or Mrs. Claus please! We have invited the "Real" Santa and Mrs. Claus.
e agree that the City of Lake Butler win not be held responsible for the float, group or
ntry that participates in the parade. Date:
_______________ _______D ate: _____
ou may contact City Hall on Thursday, December 6,2012 for line-up positions. If'you have
questions, call City Hall at 386-496-3401 . L- .. ... .


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(Back row, I-r), Emily Davison, Caroline Fillyaw, Jocelyn Gibson, Aldan McRannolds,
Brycen Peacock, Julianne Roberts, and Delaney Sweat. (Front row, I-r) Kaley Thornton,
Colton Cox, Katy White, Hayden Johnson, Hannah Mason, Meghan Mobley and Elaine
Odom. (Not pictured) Kelsey Starling and Jared Philbrick.


(Back row, I-r) Grant Wilson, Alivia Crawford, Lili Hart, Emily Johnson, Hannah Perron,
Austin Lake, Hunter Maldonado, Chloe McMinn, Caitlyn Smith and Noah Sanderson.
(Front row, I-r) Hunter Williams, Keeley Durrance, Miyah Jenkins, Mark Seager, Grace
Stroud, Madelyn Whitehead and Brooklyn Williams. Not pictured, Abigail Crawford,
Alan Holloway and Logan Tomlinson.


Note: The resurfacing of CR. 237 North should begin next week. This is a 736,800
project covered by a grant. Other projects ahead are C.R. 240 East and West, C.R.
791 and.C.R.241A.


Weightlifting
Continued from Page 1A

She's come a long way and still
finds it somewhat hard to believe
she is now bench pressing 145
pounds.
"It just shocks me because my
first year, my bench was like 85
pounds," Fletcher said.
When asked how long they
would wear state- medals if
they were fortunate enough to-
earn them, Fletcher replied,
'Forever' which caused her and
Brown to both laugh.
In all seriousness, though,
SBrown said it would mean a lot to
the girls' weightlifting program
at UCHS if she and Fletcher both
qualified for state.
"I think more people would
pay attention to (the sport) and
more girls would join the team,"
Brown said..
In the Nov. 27 meet against
Santa Fe, Fletcher won the 129
class with a 270-pound total'
.(145 bench press, 125 clean and
jerk), while Brown won the 154
-class with a 260 total (145, 115).
Also earning wins for Union at
the meet were: Tiffany Gaskins
with a 160 total (85, 75) total
in the 101 class, Chelsea Kaser
with a 180 total (95, 85) in the
110 class, Samantha Redmond
with a 155 total (75, 80) in the
119 class, Latavia Jackson with a
105 total (50,55) in the 169 class
and Kaylee Findley with a 265
total (145, 120) in the unlimited
class.
Taking second for the Tigers
were: Ashley O'Steen with a 120
total (55, 65) in the 101 class,
Brittany Gaylord with a 125
total (65,60) in the 110 class and
Ashley Johnson with a 235 total
(125, 110) in the unlimited class.
Union has two meets scheduled
for next week: Tuesday, Dec. 11,
at Fort White High School and
Thursday, Dec. 13, at Columbia
High School.
A story on Union weightlifters
Tiffany Gaskins and Chelsea
Kaser, who are both battling
health issues, will be published
in a future issue.


The 2012-13 Union County High School girls'
weightlifting team consists of: (front, l-r) Marcia Fletcher,
Jessica Brown, (middle, l-r) Samantha Redmond, Erica
Rodgers, Chelsea Kaser, Tiffany Gaskins, Ashley
O'Steen, Brittany Gaylord, Latavia Jackson, (back,
l-r) Amber Nelson, Kaylee Findley, Ashley Johnson,'
Cayla Davis, Amber Bishop and Lindsey Gonzalez. Not
pictured: Carmen Dobbs and Megan Sellers.


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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012 UNION COUNTY TIMES' 5A




Union County Budget comparison 2009-present


BY TIFFANY CLARK
Times Editor

SWith the recent cuts to the
Union County Emergency
Medical Services and the denial
of the three percent increase, in
salaries for county employees,
the current budget approved
fbr, 2012/2013 was compared
to prior budgets (2009-cUrrent)
to,,'ee where the increases and
decreases were and to see where
the.mone. goes.
Re'enue received is what
fund, the county (minus the
state's portion.) Beginning with
-reV-enue, the total estimated
revenue (not to include grants
and transfers) from 2009 to
present was:
-1n the 2009/.2010 budget,


the total revenue
estimated at $4,798,063


was
(less 5


percent/$252,530.)
In the 2010/2011 budget,
the total revenue was
estimated at $4,768,091 (less 5
percent/$250,952.)
In the 2011/2012 budget
the total revenue was
estimated at $4,865,938 (less 5
percent/$256,102.)
In the 2012/2013 budget,
the total revenue is estimated
to be $4,865,938 (less 5
percent/$256,102.)
In the budget for each year,
revenues and expenses are
broken down and placed into
categories.
. From the general funds, the
expenses of the .UC Board of
County Commissioners, Clerk'
of Court, Property Appraiser,
Supervisor of Elections, Tax
Collector and more are listed.
In, the 2009/2010 budget, the


Board of County Commissioners
expenses were estimated at
$744,565. This amount covered
the commissioner's salaries
($26,393 each) along with
insurance and bonds, advertising,
equipment, accounting and
auditing, attorney fees and more
for the county.,
In the 2010/2011 budget, the
salaries for the commissioners
remained the same but there
was an increase in the expense
amount due to bonuses approved
by the board in the amount of
$83,500 for a total expense of
$894,760.
In the 2011/2012 budget,
the commissioners salaries
decreased to $26,258 each. The
total expenses also decreased to
$730,520.
In the current budget
2012/2013, the commissioners


salaries decreased to $26,239
each. The total expenses also
decreased to $714,931.
The Clerk of Courts office had
several increases in their budget
since 2009/2010.
In the 2009/2010 budget, the
actual salaries for individual
employees is not listed but
the estimated.- grand total for
all employees was $150,599.
The total expenses after FICA
and Medicare taxes, retirement
contributions, health insurance,
workers comp insurance
and operating expenses. was
estimated at $233,537.
In the 2010/2011 budget, the
estimated, salaries remained
the same. The total expense
increased to $237,635 because of
an increase in.the amount listed
for retirement contributions.
In\ the 2011/2012 budget, the


estimated salaries increased
tot $200,620. A difference
of $50,021. The FICA and
Medicare taxes went up by
$3,829. The health insurance and
workers comp decreased from
,the previous year. The operating
expenses remained the same.
With the changes, the estimated
total expense was $275,000. A
difference of $37,365.
In the current budget
2012/2013, all of the line items
remained the same except for
the health insurance, which
increased by $11,022. The total
estimated expenses were $290,
578.
In reference to these increases,
Finance Director Donna Jackson
said, "The clerk's county budget
from the Board of County
Commissioners is affected by
the allocation of funds from the


state for court-related expenses.
The amount of funds allocated
to the clerk's office by the Board
of County Commissioners is
usually dependent upon the i
allocations expected from the
state and then the county makes
up the difference. The Clerk of
Court's office is the only one
of the Constitutional Officers'
who is affected by this scenario,
since the state is respotigile
for funding the court system.
From the 2008/2009 fiscal
year through the 2010/2011
fiscal year, the clerk's office
lost over $30,000 in court-
related funds, due to unexpected
cuts. In order to "makeup" for
the cut expenses, we shifted
expenses from orne category to
the other, from court-related

See Budget page 6A


(Clockwise starting at right) Rebekah and Canaan Harris
work on their crafts.

Nicholas Wheeler and grandmother, Norma O'Steen help
each other.


Mary Brown, Nicholas Wheeler, Peyton Kilgore, Camryn
and Breanp Barringer use puppets to tell the story of
Goldilocks and the Three Bears at preschool storytime.

Camryn and Breann Barringer create foamy polar bears.

This week Is the last storytime program for the year.
Come to the Christmas party starting at 10 a.m. for food,
games, crafts, and more.
For more information call 386-496-3432.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCIJIT IN
AND FOR UNrIONj COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 63-2010-CA.000022
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK NA
Plainiti,
vs.
LEAVY S ROBINSON ET AL
Delendantisi
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE '
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Spursuant to an Order ReH.heduuling
Foreclosure Sale died November
21, 2012 and erniered in Case NO
63-2010-CA-000022 of the Circuit
-Cpurt of the EIGHTH Judicial
Circuit in and for UNION County,
Florida wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and
LEAVY S. ROBINSON; CASEY A.
.'A-ROBINSON; MATILDA J. MCRAE;
::ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
,WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
-DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
S GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; CITIFINANCIAL
EQUITY SERVICES, INC.; CHASE
BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION; are the
SDefendants, The Clerk of the Court
;will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at FRONT DOOR
OF THE MIDDLE OF THE UNION
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 17 day of January
2013, the following described
property as set forth in said. Final
SJudgement:
LOT(S) 8; BLOCK B,
PROVIDENCE VILLAGE; PHASE
It, ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 17, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT
_CERTAIN MOBILE HOME
...LOCATED THEREON AS A
.FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO: 2005, FLEETWOOD,
SVIN# GAFL475A76469TR21 &
SGAFL475B76469TR21. *
SAIK/A RT 3 BOX 254 10-A, LAKE
BUTLER, FL 32054
SAny person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
.-other than the property owner as of
Sthe date of the LIs Pendens must
Sfile a claim within sixty (60) days
Sftter the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and seal of
Wtlis Court on November 21, 2012.
Regina Parrish
Clerk of the Circuit Court
""-By: Crystal Norman
r, "Deputy Clerk
,,Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L.
0. Box 25018
T'"mpa, Florida 32622-5018
I-- accordance with the Americans
bisabilities Act, persons with
Idiabilities requesting reasonable
asafcommodations to participate in
'this proceeding should contact
: 04) 496-3711 (Voice) or (904)
1;34-3639 (Voice or TDD) or via
,Flbrida Relay Service at 1-800-
: .$5-8771.
; ; :11/29 2tchg 12/6-UCT
; Tax Deed # 63-2012-TD-0002
*.r '.Amended Notice of
Application for Tax Deed
.NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
**-3" R Davis the holders) of the
followingg certificate has tiled said
o..iprtificate for a tax deed to be
*i:tssued thereon. The certificate.
-; 'umber and year of issuance, the
*; description of the property, and the
.,.-names in which it was assessed
are as follows:
; ..CERTIFICATE #: 227 .
"'EAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009
-:' ESCRIP1!OQN OF PROPERTY:
W0-06-:A 9-40-000-0170-0
: LEGAL DESCRIPTION:


LOT 17 OF CREEKSIDE
SUBDIVISION, more particularly
described as follows:
A portion of the Northeast 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 and a portion of
the North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4, all lying in
Section 30, Township 6 South,
Range 19 East, Union County,
Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence 4t the Northeast corner
of said Section 30 and run thence
South 01 degrees 03' 43" East,
along the East boundary of said
Section 30, a distance of 63.59 feet
to a point of the Southerly right of
wayline of State Road No. 18 (100'
right of way); thence South 88
degrees 14' 08" West, along the
Southerly-right of way line, 52.00
feet; thence. South 01 degrees 03'
43" East, parallel to said East
boundary, 1019.76 feet; thence
South 88 degrees 56' 17" West
40.86 feet; thence South 31
degrees 56' 17" West, 300.00 feet
to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence continue South 31 degrees
56' 17" West, 80.12 feet; thence
South 63 degrees 56' 17" West,r
180.50 feet; thence North 44
degrees 41' 36" West, 526.53 feet
to the center of a creek; thence
North 50 degrees 26' 19" East,
along the center of said creek,
250.50 feet; thence South 44
degrees 41' 36" East 543.31 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED;
Danny Joe Grigsby
Said property being in the County
of Union, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed
according to the law the property'
described in such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the
Courthouse lobby at 11:00 A.M.,
the 21st day of December, 2012.
Dated this 26th day of November,
2012.
Regina H. Parrish
Clerk of Circuit Court
Union County, Florida
Persons with disabilities requesting
reasonable accommodations to
participate in this proceeding
should contact (3 86) 496-3711.
11/29 4tchg 12/20-UCT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
UNION COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISIdN
File No. 63-2012-CP-0012
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BILLY WAYNE FEUSTON,
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
';The administration of the estate of
BILLY WAYNE FEUSTON.
deceased, whose date of death
'was April 20, 2012, and whose
Social Security Number is XXXX-
XX-4847. is pending in the Circuit
Court for Union County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 55 West Main Street,
Room 103, Lake Butler, FL 32054.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set for l -' .
All creditu., ot the Jecedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must fife their
claims with this court WITHIN THP


LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE QATE
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
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
-THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA. PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
/notice is November 29t1h, 2012.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Richard E. Stadler
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 278661
Darby & Peele
285 NE He'rnando Avenue
P. 0. Drawer 1707
Lake City, FL 32056-1707
Telephone: (386) 752-4120
Personal Representative:
BEVERLY PARSONS
P.0. Box 309
Vanceburg, KY 41179
11/29 2tchg 12/6-UCT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR UNION COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.
632012CA000017CAXXXX
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON
BEHALF'OF THE HOLDERS OF
THE ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES CORPORATION
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST,
SERIES MO 2006-HE6 ASSET
BACKED PASS- THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES MO
*2006-HE6,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGELA BISHOP, et.al.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
ursuant to a Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated November 28,
2012 and entered in
632012CA000017CAXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Union County,
Florida, wherein U6. BANK
NATIONAL. ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES
CORPORATION HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST, SERIES MO 2006-
HE6 ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES MO 2006-HE6, is the
Plaintiff and ANGELA BISHOP;
GREGORY WARD; KATHY
WARD; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III;- RYAN
BISHOP; UNKNOWN TENANTS;
CLAVIN GREGORY WARD;
BRANDI B. LOUGENBEEL A/K/A
BRAND B. WILLIAMS are the


Defendants). Regina Parrish as the
Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash the front Lobby, Union County
Courthouse 55 W; Main Street,
Lake Butler, FL 32054, at 11:00
AM on January 17, 2013, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE LAND REFERRED TO IN
THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN
THE COUNTY OF UNION AND,
THE STATE OF. FLORIDA, IN
DEED BOOK 223, AT PAGE 285,
AND- DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 36 I TOWNSHIP
5 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT
10, WARDS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO- THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO BEING
A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT
OF-WAY LINE OF BROWNING
ROBERTS ROAD; THENCE
NORTH 03 DEGREES 22' 03"
WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID WARDS SUBDIVISION,
A DISTANCE OF 637.52 FEET TO
A POINT OF BEGINNING
THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03
DEGREES 22' 03" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 212.51; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 17'02"
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 413.57
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03
DEGREES 22'031 EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 212:51 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES
17'02" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
413.57 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2
ACRES MORE OR LESS.
TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF
INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER
AND ACROSS A 60.00 FOOT
EASEMENT BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT
10, WARDS SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27, OF THE
PUBLIC .RECORDS OF UNION
COUNTY, FLORIDA THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 17'02"
ALONG tHE NORTH RIGHT-OF--
WAY LINE .OF BROWNING
ROBERTS ROAD, A DISTANCE
OF 413.51 FEET TO A POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 03
DEGREES 22'03" 'EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 850.03 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
17' 02" EAST, 'A DISTANCE OF
60.15 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03
DEGREES 22'03" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 850.02 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES
11' 02" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
0.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF
'BEGINNING.. .
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 291h day of November,
2012.
1*Regina Parrish
As Clerk of the Court


By: Crystal Norman
Deputy Clerk
IMPORTANT
"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this
proceeding, 'you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
Dominique March, Americans with
4Disabilities Act Coordinator, Union
County Courthouse 55 West Main
Street, Room 103 Lake Butler,
Florida 32054; 'telephone number
(386-496-3711 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the time
before the scheduled .appearance
is less than 7 days; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid,
P.L.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300,
Boca Raton. FL 33431
Telephone: 561-241-6901
Fax: 561-241-9181
12/6 2tchg 12/13-UCT
NOTICE
The Union County EFSP/FEMA
Phase 30 Local Board has been
awarded $4,325 in federal funds
made, available through the
Department of Homeland Security
(DHS)/Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
under the Emergency Food and
Shelter National Board Program.
The Union County EFSP/FEMA
Phase, 30 Local Board has been
chosen to receive $4,325. to
supplement emergency food and
shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a
National Board that is chaired by
the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency and consists
of representatives from American
Red Cross; Catholic Charities,
USA, National Council of Churches
of Christ in the USA; The Jewish
Federations of North America; The
Salvation Army; and, United Way
Worldwide. The Local Board was
charged to distribute funds
appropriated by Congress to help
expand the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high-need
areas around the country.
A Local Board made up of
representatives' of various
community agencies will determine
how the $4,325 awarded to Union
County are to be distributed among
the emergency food and shelter
programs run by local service
agencies in the area. The Local
Board is responsible for
recommending agencies to receive
these funds and any additional
funds made available under this
phase of the program.
under the terms of the grant from
the National Board, local agencies
chosen to receive funds must:
1) be private voluntary non-profits
or units of government,
2) be eligible to receive Federal
funds,I
3) have an accounting system,
4) practice nondiscrimination,
5)' have demonstrate ..the
capability to deliver eng'ncy
food and/or shelter programs, 'd
6) if they are a private voluntary
organization, have a voluntary
board.


Qualifying agencies are urged to
apply. Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in applying for
Emergency Food and Shelter
Program funds must contact United
Way, 352-331-2800, for an
application. The deadline for
applications to be received is
midnight on Dec. 11, 2012 by 5
p.m. 12/6 ltchg-UCT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
MEETING

The North Florida Broadband
Authority (NFBA) Board of
Directors announces its regular
monthly public meeting to which all
interested persons are invited. The
NFBA is a public body created by
Interlocal Agreement pursuant to
Section 163.01, Florida Statutes.
The Wednesday, December 12,
2012 meeting will be held at the
headquarters of the St. Johns River
Water Management District 4049
Reid Street /Highway 100 West,
Palatka,' FL 32177 at 2:00 p.m.
The meeting agenda will be posted
to the NFBA website at least 48
hours prior to the scheduled
meeting. The Board will address
generaI policy and operational
matters of the NFBA. If a person
decides to appeal any decision of
the NFBA Board made at the
meeting, such person may need a
record of the proceedings,
including the testimony and
evidence upon which the decision
was made. In accordance with the,
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special
accommodations or an interpreter
to participate in this meeting should
contact Springfield Law, P.A. at
(352) 371-9909 at least two
business days prior to the date of
the meeting. .
the meeting., 12/6 ltchg-UCT

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC
NEARING BY THE BOARD
OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, UNION
COUNTY, FLORIDA
SERVING AS THE BOARD OF
ADJUSTMENTS TO
CONSIDER AN.
APPLICATION FOR A
VARIANCE
13-01V
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of County Commissioners
serving as the Board of
Adjustments will hold a public
hearing on December 17, 2012 at
6:50 p.m. in room 101 of the Union
County Courthouse, 55 West Main
Street, Lake Butler, Florida to
consider an-application for a
Variance for a side setback to
five feet instead of the required
fifteen feet, in Hidden Oaks Phase
11 Iot'24;, as filed by Blake-Ward
owner. Said documents may be "
inspected .at the Union County
Building Department located at
.15277 Southwest 84th Street, Lake
Butler, Florida between the hours
of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday
through Friday, excluding legal
holidays or at. Board of County
Commissioners. Office located at
15 NE ,1st Street, Lake Butler,
..Florida between the hours'of 8:00
AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through'
Friday, excluding legal holidays.
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6A UNION COUNTY TIMES THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


Bingo and
bake sale set
There will be a bake sale
on Saturday, Dcc. 15, from 8
a.m. until sold out at Spires
IGA to benefit the seniors of
Worthington Springs.
Bingo will'be held on Dec.
15, at 6 p.m. at the Worthfiington
Springs Community Center to
also raise funds. All are invited
to attend. There will be. several
prizes to be won including cash
prize.

Christmas
Banquet set
The United Daughters of the
Confederacy Olustee chapter
will meet .in Lake City on
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2012 at 5:15
p.m., at the China Buffet located
at 345 West Duval Street. The
buffet will be served after the
meeting. The cost is $9 however
the is drink extra. Reservations
are not required. For more
information call Linda Williams
at 352-215-8776.

5th Annual

Christmas
Extravaganza
The 5th annual Christmas
extravaganza will be held at the
Lake Butler Hospital on Friday,
'Dec. 21, from 6 ,to 8:30 p.m.
Register to win prizes including
a kindle.fire with a $50 Amazon.
.gift card. All kids ages 10 and
under receive a goody bag and
small gift from Santa. Take
pictures with Santa for $6, play
carnival games, crafts, train
ride, cupcake walk, karaoke,
entertainment and more. For
more information call 386-496-
2323 ext. 9227.


Big Red
Christmas
Drive
SThe Big Red Christmas Drive
will be held on Saturday, Dec.
22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Hal Y. Maines community center
in Lake Butler. Families in need
of assistance for children ages
2-12 are asked to bring the child's
social security card or birth
certificate and proof of residency.
Your child must be with you.
SThe Big Red Christmas Drive
is funded through individuals
who want to provide a child
in need with a Christmas gift.
Families are asked to consider
their need before attending so
-that those in severe need will not
do without. If anyone would like
to donate a gift, you can drop
it off.at the office of the Union
County Times for pick up. The'
Times is not affiliated with the
program but will contact the
appropriate individuals for pick-
up. Donations must be made
by Friday, Dec. 21. Monetary
donations can. be mailed to PF
Box 151, Lake Butler 32054, For
questions or information email
bigredchristmasdrive@gmail.
comrn


UCHS class of
97' reunion set
The fifteen-year reunion for
the Union County High School
class of 1'997 will be held on
Friday, Dec. 28, at Jax, River
Cruises from 6 to 9 p.m. the cost
will be $48.15 per person and is
due no later than Wednesday,
Dec. .5. Contact Wendy Burton
Bird at 342-509-1884 for
more information or visit the
Facebook page at Facebook.


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mentor
The Take Stock in Children
program in Union County is
looking for new mentors to
help change young lives in
the corimunity. Take Stock in
Children in a statewide non-profit
organization and the Foundation
for Florida Gateway College
serves as the lead agency for the
program in Baker, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist and Union
counties. Take Stock in Children
pairs good .students, who have
the odds stacked against them,
with mentors who provide'the
support, encouragement and
guidance they need to succeed in
school. Mentors meet with their
mentees for 30 minutes every
week on the school campus. All
it takes is a little time to make a
difference that will last a lifetime.
For more information on Take
Stock in Children, contact the
program office at 386-754-4392
or mailto:antonia.robinson@fgc.
edu.

Programs to
benefit Senior
Citizens of WS
Activity programs have been
,set at the Worthington Springs
community center to benefit the
senior citizens .of Worthington
Springs. Programs will be held
on Mondays- and Wednesdays
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A
variety of games are available.
Non-expensive meals are also
available to help raise funds.


Medicare/
Medicaid


For information or to learn about
Volunteering for SHINE, call the
Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-
5337.


Substitute
Teacher
training set
The Union County School
Board will be holding substitute
teacher orientation on Thursday,
Jan. 10; Training will be held at
the Adult Education Building.
Attendance at this workshop
and a high school diploma or
GED is required in order to be
a substitute for Union County
School Board, 20Q12-2013 school
year..After yo.u',have completed
training 'and the application
packet, you will also need to be
fingerprinted. The fingerprint fee
is $5450 ,
Call the Union County School
Board, Personnel Department
and ask for Pamr Pittman at 386
496-2045 ext 230 or send an
e-mail' to pittmanp@union.kl2.
fi.us in order to pre register.
Elder Options
Board
members
Elder Optjions, a not-for-
1., .% .
profit organization, is accepting
applications to fill a vacancy
' on its Board of Directors.
Applicants must be a resident
of Union County and should
have an active interest in social
and nutrition programs for older
persons. Members of the Board
of Directors serve on'a voluntary
basis without pay. Interested
persons should request, an
application from Cindy Roberts
at 352-692-5260 or robertsc@
agingresources.org. Visit the
web site for more information-
on Elder Options at www.
agingresources.org.


counseling set.
There will be free Medica're/ Free ClOthingn
Medicaid counseling sponsored 't h fam i '
by SHINE on the 1s and 3.fr. 't h e fa illly
Wednesday'qf every month from There will be free clothes
2 to 4 p.m. at the Union County for "'all of the. family" on the
Health Department, 495 E. Main. first and 'third Saturday of each
St. in Lake Butler. month, from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Annual enrollment ends at Fellowship Baptist Church in
Friday, Dec. 7. Raiford right off Hwy 121 just
SHINE counselors assist before entering town. Follow the
seniors and persons with sig.s.
disabilities to understand health
insurance choices, apply for .
assistance and file appeals. Host an'
SHINE does not sell insurance Exchang e
or represent any insurance entity.


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student exchange program, is
seeking volunteers to serve as
area representatives in the local
community. World Heritage
offers qualified students from
around the world, between the
ages of 15-18 the opportunity
to spend a high school year
or a semester in the United
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SArea representatives are the
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Area Representatives; recruit
and screen potential host
families, supervise the exchange
students in their community,
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students throughout the year
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Area representatives receive
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Rotary meet
The Lake Butler Rotary meets
weekly on Tuesday, at noon
at the First Christian Church.
Prospective members are invited
to attend. Lake Butler Rotary
is part of Rotary International.
For more information contact G.
Bird at 386-496-2526, or ask any
Rotarian.

City offers
fill dirt to
residents of LB
If. you live in the city limits of
--Lake Butler and need dirt to fill
potholes, low areas, etc., go to the
rear of the new Fire Department
in Lake Butler. Bring a shovel
and a vehicle to transport the dirt
in. NO equipment to move the'
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Budget
Continued from Page 5A
funding, to county funding;
therefore, county budget clerk
expenditures were higher. Also,
as a result of 4 staff members
planning to resign/retire between
, September and December 2012,
the Clerk's office underwent a
major reorganization. In order
to ensure quality service to the
public, we brought on three
new staff members in July,
to receive training from their
predecessors, prior to their end
of employment. This overlap of
staff and reorganization of office
workload caused an increase in
salaries attributed to the County
of more than $13,000. It should
be noted that throughout these
periods of cost-shifting and state
budget cuts, the clerk's office
returned to the Board of County
Commissioners $18,867 for
the 2010/2011 fiscal year and
$15,492 for the 2011/2012 fiscal
year in unexpended allocations."
Jackson provided a copy of the
actual total salaries from the each
year of the increases showing that
.the amount used for salaries was
more than the estimated amount
that was budgeted. The office did
not go over their total budget but
did however have to shift funds
to correct the deficiency.
The only budget information
available on the clerk of
courts website at this time is
the 2009/2010 tentative and
adopted budget. The clerk of
courts amounts allocated for
salaries is difficult to review
because the state portion vs. the
county portion is not listed in
the budget. The clerk of courts
salary is also included in the total
salaries rather than separate -as
the other constitutional officers
salaries of the county are. At
this time, more information is
needed to break down the clerk
of courts budget to explain in
more detail how the funds are
received and distributed. This
additional information could not
be obtained before press time
due to unavailability of the Clerk
of Court earlier in the week.
In the 2009/2010 budget,
Sthe tax collector's salary was


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estimated at $94,129. The total
estimated expense was $215,430.
This amount includes FICA
taxes, retirement contributions
and Ad Valorem tax collection
commissions. :
In the 2010/2011 budget, the
salary remained the same and.
the total estimated expenses'
decreased to $140,810. '"
In the 2011/2012 budget, the
estimated salary decreased to
$93,988.
In the 2012/2012 budget, the
estimated salary decreased.again
to $93,968. The total estimated
expense was $217,113.
The supervisor of elections
and property appraiser budgets
have fluctuated only a small
amount.
The SOE salary in 2009/2010
was estimated as $77,421. The
estimated ,operating expenses
were $274,238. Currently, the
salary is estimated at $77,267,
With the total estimated operating
cost of $268,662. This amount
includes the employee salaries;
poll worker salaries, FICA taxes,
retirement contributions, health
insurance, operating expenses
and voting machine maintenance
and expenses.
The property appraiser's salary
in 2009/2010 was estimated ai
$92,129. The total estimated
expense was $358,368 with
the majority of it allocated for
salaries and operating expenses.,
In the 2012/2013 budget, the
salary increased to $93,96k,
however, the estimated expense'
decreased to $351,060.
At a county commission
meeting held before the
2012/2013 fiscal year budget
was approved, the county
officials made mention that the
county employees were fortunate
not to have received cuts or
layoffs as other counties have
during the economic hard timely.
The commission also. discussed
the raise in insurance rates and
that the increase was partially
responsible for the inability to
provide a three percent increase
in pay.


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Agriculture, Cooperative Extension: still important today


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Has today's world transcended
the agricultural scope of land-
grant universities and the
Cooperative Extension Service?
* The answer, as far as
Nick Place is concerned, is a
resounding "no." In. fact, he
believes it is more important
now than ever for land-grant
universities and Extension to
play vital roles in today's world.
Place, who is the dean and
director of the University of
Florida/Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Extension,
spoke at the Bradford County
Extension Office's annual Farm-
City Luncheon, which was held
Nov. 27 at the Bradford County
Fairgrounds. He talked about the
1501' anniversary of the Morrill
Act, which created the land-
grant university system, and the
upcoming 1001'-year anniversary,
in 2014 of the Smith-Lever Act,
which gave the Cooperative
Extension Service its official.
start, and how important the
ideas behind both are still
: relevant today.
"To me, this is really our time
to step up and take a leadership


Nick Place, the dean
and director of UF/IFAS
Extension, addresses
Sthe crowd at Bradford
County's annual Farm-City
Luncheon.
role and make a tremendous
difference as we move ahead
into these forthcoming years,"


Place said.
For example, Place talked of
the burden that will be placed
on the world's food system--
everything from production to
consumption- in the future. The
world's population is expected
to increase from seven billion to
eight billion by 2030. By 2050,
it is anticipated the population
will reach nine, billion-two
billion more people than the
current population of China.
"The challenge is, howv do we
feed such a growing population?
In addition, keep in mind we
have' issues with increasing
environmental pressure
and regulation on farmers,"
Place said. "We have climate
variability to deal with. We have
new, emerging pests that are
coming out.
"Another .hing, to keep in
mind is, as people's incomes
increase, their food choices
increase. We're starting to see
that now in China and India-as
more people are having higher
disposable incomes, their, food
choices are going up. They're
expecting more higher proteins
with dairy, meat and those kinds
of things, which is going to have


to be taken into consideration."
The key, Place said, is ,for
university and Extension
personnel to work together and
cooperate with other agencies.
and organizations. He expressed
his confidence that UF/IFAS


can play an important role,
saying, "We have a great staff
and faculty across the state that
are very interested in working
collectively with people, to
engage them in the educational
process and those kinds of things


that would lead them to better
society."
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Agriculture's role in American obesity


The following was a speech
presented at the Farm-City
luncheon in Bradford County
by Bradford FFA student-and
president-Monet Moore. Moore
earned a win at the district
level for the speech, which was
featured at the Florida Farm
Bureau Youth Speech Contest.
BY MONET MOORE
Special to the Telegraph-Times-
Monitor
Bright lights,floors that glisten
like-diamonds and billions of
choices. As you step into the
grocery store, many things will
grab' your attention. Maybe
' it's the scent of the fresh, fried
chicken of the deli section, or
the;smell of the ripened mangoes
from southern Florida. Or even
the.array of bright colors' piped
onto the freshly baked birthday
cakes.
The more you stroll along, the
more you notice all of the items
competing for your attention,
with signs screaming "try me,"
"new" and "low prices."
If you've ever gone grocery
shopping, especially for a family,
you've experienced the struggles
of not only trying to find the best
products for your. health, but
trying to find the best products
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ye Place talked about farmers
aiiEthe increased demand that
has'been placed upon them. First,
though, he dismissed what might
bea; common misconception.
"'At this current time, 98
percent of our American farms
ai :family farms, and only 2
pfrtent are owned by non-
f airily corporations," Place said.
"We hear all the time about the
big corporate farms and all of
th.t, but in actuality, most of our
flrms are still family farms here
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RPlace said today, one farmer ,
produces food for 155 people in
tle U.S. and abroad.
.'_-"To put that in a little bit of
perspective, in 1960, one farmer
fil 26 people," Place said.
"f': _1940, one farmer fed ..19
people."'
less than 2 percent of' the
QXS. population today farms,
Ptace said. That figurewas at 90
percent 200 years ago, he said.
;"Today, there are just over
200 million farms in the United
States," Place said. "The number
of'acres devoted to farming has
a.ually decreased by 110,000
ftfm where it was in 2008. Right
ri)w,we'reatjustover900 million
acres that we have involved in
production agriculture. Yet our
farmers continue to increase
food production and help feed
the world as our population


Bradford FFA president Monet Moore delivers her,
district-winning speech to the crowd at the Farm-City
Luncheon.


the average consumer know
what is best for them? And who
would know the products that
fill the shelves of Walmarts,
Publixes, Targets, Winn-Dixies
and your local supermarkets
better than the men and women
who produce them?-
Hi, I'm Monet Moore, aid the


Bradford Middle School
student Nolan Freeman
recited the FFA creed in
closing the luncheon.
,continues to.increase .'.. ,,
Place said it was also important
to point out that agriculture is still
the United State's number-one
export, generating $100 billion
annually, while providing jobs
for approximately one million
people.
However, as the demands
on individual farmers have
increased, the amount of money
they receive has decreased.'
"Our farmers and ranchers in
the U.S. receive about 19 cents
out of every dollar that we in
the U.S. spend on what we eat


question at hand is, what role;
if any, does agriculture play in
the obesity rates in America,
and is the field of agriculture
addressing America's obesity?
Not only does agriculture play a
role in America's obesity, it has
leading a role.
According t6 David Wallinga,


at home and also away from
home," Place said. "Back in
1952, this was 46 cents out of
every dollar."
The money the farmer doesn't
see goes toward such things
as processing, packaging,'
marketing, transportation and
distribution, Place said.
Place gave kudos, though, to
Bradford and.its people for their
efforts in'supporting farmers.
"One df the things we're
doing, and that we're doing
fairly well here in* Bradford
County, is we're working on
buying d rectly from, farmers
at markets and road stands, and
through community supported
agriculture," Plaqe said.
It is in light of such data
concerning American farmers
that Farm-City celebrations
such as the one in Bradford
County-which also included
bringing every third-grader in
the couny-6i1"Hl6ie 'fairgrounds
Sto participaTei rf'f"agrteliturally
themed exhibits-such a good
thing, Place said.


"I think Alebrations such
as this are critically important
for us to i'eally step back and
have those kinds of times of
reflection," Place said.
And upon reflection, why does
Place think the American farmer
continues to exist and succeed?
From his perspective, which
includes having grown up on a.
farm in Pennsylvania, Place said
it is because American farmers
are hard working, resourceful
and resilient.
"That is how they have made
such tremendous success over
all theseyears, how they've been
able to deal with fluctuations in
the weather, government policies
and all those other things," Place
said. "You have to be tough, you
have to be resilient and you have
to be entrepreneurial to make that
work. When I think about farm
people and farm stock, I would
always give a high quality rating
to those fOlks'who"have&ome-up'


through those ranks."- -


Beau Nistler, who
is the Florida 4-H
State Council.
president,
presents a
speech on the
anniversary of
the Morrill Act
at the Bradford
County Farm-City
Luncheon.,


MD, director of the Food
and Health Program at the
Minneapolis-based Institute for
Agriculture and Trade Policy,
"U.S. agricultural policy hasn't
been based on health," and
Susan Dentzer states that we
have a U.S. agricultural policy
"that has spurred production
of cheap sugars and refined
grains, while doing little to
encourage production of fruit
and vegetables."
:Many professionals believe
that the past agricultural policies
and the current ones discourage
healthier eating habits, and jt is
not enough to provide nutritional
information. The My Plate
program, which was launched by
the USDA to replace the famous
food pyramid, is a good effort
to encourage smaller portions
of bad calories (sugary drinks
.and sodiums), an increase in
portions of good calories (fruits
and vegetables) and to balance
calories overall. But what good
is itto launch huge programs that
encourage a greater consumption
of fruits and vegetables when the
fresh fruit and vegetables that
are being recommended do not
fit into the brilget of the average
American?
So, what could be done to

See OBESITY, 6B


evolvement of 4-H


The following was a speech
presented at the Farm-City
luncheon in Bradford County
by 4-H member Beau Nistler.
Nistler, who has been in 4-H for
13 years, is currently the 4-hI
State Council president. ,

BY BEAU NISTLER
Special to the Telegraph-Times-
Monitor
I pledge my head to clearer
thinking, my heart to greater
loyalty, my hands to larger service
and m'y health to better living for
my club, my community, my
country and my world.
I bet many of you have heard
this before, but do you know
what it really means?
It all started with the passage
of the Morril Act in 1862. This
created land-grant colleges and
gave every state in America a
plot of land, which "was to be
used for funding agricultural
research. They began researching
by developing new strains of
corn, better plows and other
innovations that would greatly


help the farmers be more efficient
in their agricultural ventures.
The researchers were very
excited about their findings and
tried to show the farmers, bi,
they would almost always end
up talking to the farmers' wive
because they did not have much
creditability in the community,.
So they decided to go to someone
in the community that they had
some creditability with-the
local school teachers. They
brought their new strains of corn
to the teachers and suggested that
their classes do a school garden.
At harvest time, they would hold
a contest with a prize to see who
had the best corn, and they also
would invite the farmers in the
community. This ended up being
the first county fair.
When it came time for the
contest, the classroom corn
outperformed the farmers' corn.
When this happened, the farmers,
wanted to know where the
kids got their corn seed. These.

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Recent arrests
in Bradford,
Clay or Union

The following individuals
were arrested recently by lo-
cal law enforcement officers in
Bradford, Union or Clay (Key-
stone Heights area) counties:
Chad Ali, 15, of Lake Butler
wa8 arrested Dec. 1 by Union
deputies for resisting an officer.
Erica Bailey, 32, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Nov. 29 by
Clay deputies for retail theft.
Javares Lamar Barnes, 32,
Sof Starke was arrested Nov. 28
by Starke police for a probation
violation. He remained in jail at
press time.
Gary Edward Boyd, 32, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 3 by Bradford deputies for
driving with a suspended, re-
voked or expired license. Bond
was set at $500 and he was re-
leased Dec. 3.
James Joseph Brewer, 25,
of Waycross Ga. was arrested
Nov. 29 by Starke police for
four counts of burglary and five
counts of larceny. Bond was set'
at $93,000 and he remained in
jail at press time.
Colton Cade, 18, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Nov. 30 by
Green Cove Springs police for
reckless driving.
Janie Louise Carter, 56, of
Starke was arrested Nov. 30 by
'Starke police for driving with a
suspended,, revoked or expired
license. Bond was set at $500
and she was released Nov. 30.
John Timothy Carter, 39, of
Starke was arrested Nov. 27 by
Bradford deputies for driving
with a suspended, revoked or
expired license. Bond was set at
$20,000 and he remained in jail
at press time.,
Donald Chase, 18, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Nov.
27 by Clay deputies for trespass-
ing on school propeTty and de-
stroying school property.
Brian Shawn Copeland, 38, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Nov. 28 by Bradford deputies
for two counts of fraud. He was
released Dec. 4.
Timothy James Crawford, 25,
of Lake Butler was arrested Dec.
1 by Union deputies for failure
to appear, criminal mischief with
property damage and possession


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of narcotics equipment.
Christine Desrosiers, 37, of
Hampton was arrested Nov. 27
by Bradford deputies for battery.
Bond was set at$1,000 and she
was released Nov. 28.
Kevin Andrew Donley, 35, of
Melrose was arrested Nov. 30 by
Bradford deputies for disorderly
intoxication. He remained in jail
at press time.
Scott Andrew Douglas, 42, of
Brooker was arrested Dec. 1 by
Bradford deputies for two traffic
offenses. Bond was set at $6,000
and hewas released Dec. 1.
Connie Shawn Easley, 36, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 1 by
Starke police for driving with a
suspended, revoked or expired
license. Bond was set at $1,000
and she was released Dec. 2.
Cirocco Fox, 21, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Dec. 3 by
Clay deputies for two counts of
burglary and two counts of van-
dalism.
Charles Arthur Futch, 28, the
Brooker was arrested Nov. 29
by Bradford deputies for crimi-
nal mischief with property dam-
age, larceny and a probation vio-
lation. Bond was set at $45,000
and he remained in jail at press
time.
Nathan Goode, 30, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Nov.
30 by Clay deputies for a proba-
tion violation.
Clarenee Griffin, 78, of Lake
Budler was arrested Nov. 28 by
Union deputies for failure to
appear and fraud- insufficient
funds check.
Robert Griggs, 44, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Nov.
29 by Clay deputies for a proba-
tion violation.
Joshua Brian Gunter, 20, of
Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 2
by Bradford deputies for a pro-
bation violation. Bond was set at
$3,500'and he remained in jail at
press time.
Grant Harris, 23, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Nov. 29 by
Clay deputies for petit theft and
fraudulent use of a credit card.
Justin Harris, 21, Keystone
Heights was arrested Dec. 3 by
Clay deputies for burglary and
grand theft.
Quincy Lamar Harris, 27, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 2 by
Starke police*for battery. Bond-
was set at $5,000 and he was re-
leased Dec. 4.
Raymond Paul Hedrick, 52,
of Melrose was arrested Nov. 28


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by Bradford deputies for battery.
Bond was set at $5,000 and he
was released Nov. 29.
Billy Hendrix, 19, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Dec.
3 by Clay ,deputies for posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and
possession of less than 20 grams
of cannabis.
Anthony Lee Hodges, 33, of
Lawtey was-arrested Nov. 29 by
Bradford deputies f6r a proba-
tion violation. He was released
Nov. 29.
Charles Tyler Knight, 21, of
Gainesville was 'arrested Nov.
30 by Bradford deputies for a
probation violation and failure
to appear. He remained in jail at
press time.
Eric Antione Lane, 28, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 3 by
Bradford deputies for possession
of cocaine and selling cocaine.
Bond was set at $30,000 and he
remained in jail at press time.
Stephen Charles LeClair, 56,
of Starke was arrested Dec. 3 by
Starke police for battery. Bod
was set at $5,000 and he was re-
leased Dec. 4.
Jason Calvin Lovell, 31, of
Starke was arrested Dec. 3 by
Starke police for battery. Bond
was set at $1,000 and he was re-
leased Dec. 4.
James Rodney Lucas, 32, of
Starke was arrested Nov. 28 by
Bradford deputies for three pro-
bation violations. He remained
in jail at press time.
Matthew Marion, 20, of Key-


J


stone Heights was arrested Nov.
27 by Clay deputies for posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Mary Marshall, 59, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Nov.
27 by Clay deputies for false re-
porting of a crime.
Scott Allen Matthews, 23, of
Starke was arrested Nov. 30 by
Bradford deputies for disorderly
intoxication, resisting an officer
and a weapons offense. He re-
mained in jail at press time.
SEarl Wayne Murray, 30, of
Starke was arrested Nov. 28 by
Starke police for a probation
violation. He remained in jail at
press time.
, James Cason Norman, 22,
was arrested by Starke police on
Nov. 28 for a probation viola-
tion. Bond was set at $2,000 and
he was released Nov. 28.
Timothy Mark Paul, 46, of
Keystone Heights was arrested
Nov. 30 by Bradford deputies
for driving with a suspended, re-
voked or expired license. Bond
was set at $500 and he was re-
leased Nov. 30.
Brandon Lee Peacock, 16 of
Lake Butler was arrested Nov.
28 by Union deputies for aggra-
vated battery.
Cutis Ashton Pearce, 22, of
Lake Butler was arrested Nov.
27 by Union deputies for tres-
passing.
Shawn Raysin, 41, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Nov.
30 by Clay deputies for tamper-
ing with utility


Nolan Shaver, 23, of Keystone
Heights was arrested Dec. 3 by
Clay deputies for two counts of
burglary and two counts of van-
dalism.
Damien Melton Sheffield, 22,
of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 2
by Bradford deputies for fail-
ure to appear. Bond was set at
$4,000 and he remained in jail at
press time.
Steven Ray Sellman, 50, of
Hampton was arrested Nov. 30
by Bradford deputies for driving
with a suspended, revoked or
expired license. Bond was set at
$500 and he was released Dec.
1.
Jimmy Lee Simmons, 23, of
Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 2
by Union deputies for disorderly
conduct.
David Sturgis, 27, of Key-
stone Heights was arrested Nov.
29 by Clay. deputies for battery
on a person 65 years of age or
older.
Michael Edward Sutton, 33,
of, Starke was arrested Nov. 30
by Bradford deputies for a pro-
bation violation. Bond was set
at $1,000 and he was released
Dec. 4.
Ralph D. Sutton, 67, of
Hampton was arrested Nov. 20
by Bradford deputies for battery.
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Telvin Sweeting, 20, of Starke
was arrested Nov. 27 by Clay
deputies for two counts of bur-
glary.
Telvin Sweeting, 20, of Starke
was arrested Nov. 30 by Orange
Park police for petit theft and
burglary. "
Lindsey Ann Tem'pleton, 26,
of Starke was arrested Nov. 29
by Starke police for shoplifting.
Bond was set at $500 and .she
was -released November 29.
Matthew Torrent, 28, of Mel-
rose was arrested Nov. 30 by
Clay deputies for driving with a
suspended, revoked or expired
license.
Robert James Turner, 22, of '
Keystone Heights was arrested
Dec. 2 by Bradford deputies for
failure to appear, Bond was set
at $5,000 andrhe remained in jail
at press time. .
Amgad M. Wahba, 45, of In- -
verness was arrested Nov. 30 by
Bradford deputies for driving
with a suspended, revoked or
expired license. Bond was set at
$500 and he was released Nov.
30. :
Jeffrey Wallace, 29, of Key-.
stone Heights was arrested Nov..
29 by Clay deputies for armed.-
burglary of an automobile. .


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editor@ bctelegraph .comrn

Questions
about grants
need to be
asked

Dear Editor:
To start, I'd like to offer my
apologies to anyone that may have
took offense to my article this
past year regarding the volunteer
fire departments in the county. I
may have given the impression
tlat I was attacking them on a
personal and professional level,
and that I'm not supportive of
them. That is not true at all.
My belief is that their budgets
should be doubled, if not tripled,
and yes, I would be all for a
fire assessment. Residents and
visitors will benefit from this.
I know a great many of the
volunteers personally and have
assisted them with things such
as donations of surplus fire
equipment, and even loaning my
bulldozer to level the site where
the Sampson City VFD building
now- stands, so I feel I have a'
vested interest.
This is a group of men
and women (all county
volunteers) who want to help
their communities without
Compensation. The least we
can:do-we being the citizens,
elected officials, managers and
"department heads-is treat them
fair.and equal across the board.
That's true for any employee in
this: county. But that element of
fairness and equality does not
exist. How so, you might ask?
Follow along....
Quite a bit of money has been
spent on the fire service in the
county in the last year and a half,
ranging from protective clothing
to tools and equipment, to, lastly,
fireapparatus. Most of these items
are seeded, and the vehicle fleet
needs an upgrade like nobody's
business. But as wfth anything,
it can get expensive in a hurry
if you aren't careful about what
you buy and who you-buy from.
But who is getting what?
Last Nov. 17, 2011, a
workshop (if that's what you
want to call it) was held, and I
brought up certain points as to
where money was being spent
and" for what. One point was a
four-year-old, medium-duty cab
and chassis that was to be made
into a brush truck for Heilbronn
Springs VFD, bought for $20,000
from PRIDE. Never mind they
already have a brush truck. This
vehicle was, protested for many
reasons by several members,
the main being is what it would
be. used for. There are four
state agencies and three federal
agencies in Florida responsible
for.wildland firefighting and land
management, and none of them
use a vehicle like this, except
the National Park Service in the
Everglades. It's too wide, too
tall, too heavy and too expensive.
This play toy cost an additional
$28,000 to outfit, and they went
over budget on that, although
they haven't said how much.
Another point was the lack of
restroom facilities at the Sampson
City VFD. To date, over a year
later, they still don't have men's
and women's restrooms.
The county fire chief/
coordinator/emergency
management director stated
during that workshop he "couldn't
put all his morey in one station."
Really? So where is the funding
bejug spent? On Feb. 6, 2012,
he'requested to have the septic
system at Heilbronn Springs
VFD repaired at a cost of no
more than $5,000, but Sampson


City still has no restroom.
Grant money.... some may
think, "Oh goody, free money"
We all know it's not. That's
taxpayer money, no matter
how you look at it. So how do
you get it? The process goes
something like this... Assistance
to Firefighter grants are applied
for during a certain- period of
each year, usually in the spring
and summer, for operations and
safety and vehicle acquisition-
usually about three weeks long.
The cost match is determined by
population:
20,000 or below, 5 percent;
20,001 to' 50;000, 10
percent;
over 50,001, 20 percent.
The applications-are pre-scored
electronically, then sent to a peer
review panel, which is about
400 folks in a convention center
reviewing each application.
Grant money is drying up, down
over $60 million from last year.
Of the 16,491 applicants, as
of April 5, 2012,1 only 1,714
awards were given-just over
10 percent. It's like the lottery-
very few win. So how does one
beat the odds?
Since November 2008, eight
Assistance to Firefighter grants
have been awarded to VFDs
in the county. All but two have
had a cost match of 5 percent.
Reason being, population under
20,000 for those respective first-
due response areas. Another one
was a regional communications
grant that served the entire
county, including the city of
Starke fire department for radios
and repeafers- 10-percent cost
match. Reason being, population
over 20,001. Now the other is a
head scratcher...
.On Feb. 17, 2012, Heilbronn
Springs VFD was awarded a
grant for $359,000 for a new
fire- engine. Cost match to the
county...10 percent, or $35,900.
So why 10 percent? Does the
Heilbronn Springs VFD cover
a population of over 20,001 in
their fi.rst-due primary response
area? Not by a long shot.
Since the workshop lastyearon
Nov. 17, $75,400 has been given
to HSVFD on top of the regular
operations of the station-fuel,
lights, insurance, etc. .
Lawtey VFD recently got a
new fire engine, and the cost
match was 5 percent. Theressa
VFD recently was awarded a
grant for a new tanker truck.
The cost match was 5 percent.
Population U those respective
primary first-due response areas
is below 20,000. Was it because
of the type of vehicle? No. The
ireqt.id 'ot .hare-is "bied on
population. So how cotild this be?
Must be a simple explanation.
Here's how....the time period to
submit applications to FEMA for
Assistance to Firefighter grants
to be awarded in FY '12 was
Aug. 15, 2011, to Sept. 9,2011.
They were awarded the. grant
Feb. 17,2012, Now here is where
it gets confusing...Aug. 15-
Sept. 9, 2011. Grant application
submission period Oct. 13,2011,
emergency management planner
requests to the board of county
commissioners permission to
apply for FEMA Assistance to
Firefighter grant for vehicles and
equipment, two fire engines for
New River VFD and Sampson
City VFD, and a water tanker for
Theressa VFD- no mention that
Heilbronn Springs had already
applied for a grant. -
On Jan. 13, 2012, a grant
($350,000) was awarded to
Theressa VFD for a new tanker
truck.
On Jan. 19, 2012, the county
firechief/coordinator/emergency
management director informs
the county that a grant has been
awarded for a new tanker truck
for Theressa VFD.
On March 5, 2012, the
county fire chief/ coordinator!
emergency management director
requests permission to accept a
grant award for Theressa VFD,


5-percent cost match, ($17,500).
No mention that Heilbronn
Springs VFD had also received
a grant award on Feb 17.
On May 17, 2012, Michael
Heeder, emergency management
planner, presents two Assistance
to Firefighter grants for
consideration: Heilbronn
Springs VFD, new pumper truck
($359,000 with a 10-percent
county match of $35,900);
Theressa VFD, new tanker
truck ($350,000 with a county
match of $17,500). Mr. Heeder
requested permission to move
forward with these grants. ?????
So why? Why would you
request permission to seek grant
funding, get it approved, receive
the grant and then go back
seven months later and request
permission again for the same
truck? (Theressa.) '
Why would you seek
permission to seek grant funding
for a grant you had already
received three months prior and
never asked in the first place?
(Heilbronn Springs.)
Why the difference in cost
match? (Ten percent. vs. 5
percent.) Do that math and
think how much more it cost the
taxpayers. Does anybody have
any idea what's going on down
there?
The county fire chief/
coord i n ator/emerg-ency
management director admitted
to a journalist at this newspaper
that the population and call
volume were false when it was
submitted for Heilbronn Springs
VFD. There were Also six other
"mistakes" on it. You don't get
awarded grants like this with
eight "mistakes." They used
the entire county population to
inflate their numbers, therefore
increasing their chances of being
awarded. This was more than an
oversight or an error. This was
a deliberate action to mislead
the federal government to gain
an advantage and get what they
wanted at any cost. They-went
for the gold, and they got it, but
at whose expense?
Some may say, "So what?
We got a nice play toy, and it
only cost-us $35,900 instead of
$17,950." That's not the point.
Who knew about this? Who
allowed this to happen? Can it
happen again?
Where was the county fire
chief/coordinator/emergency
management director on this?
Did he know about this? And if
he didn't, why not?
How about the county finance
director and clerk? How did
this get by them? How about
the countyfna.nager? How did
this get by him? And last, but
not least, how about the board
of county commissioners? Were
they duped? It's their own fault
if they were. That's what you
get when the only questions you
ask are, "Is it in your budget?"
rather than asking, "What do ypu
need that for?" There are several
.questions surrounding this. One
would be, who wrote that grant
for Heilbronn Springs? I can
tell you it wasn't the employee
in emergency management who
wrote the others. He is very good
at it, and does an excellent job.
Why didn't they get him to write
it?
The truck itself is another
question. What justifies a VFD
that responds to just under two
calls per day buying a vehicle
that is tens of thousands of dollars
more than the average truck
purchased today? Is this noney
that could be spent,' maybe by
giving the county employees a
raise or bonus? By comparison,
Alachua County Fire Rescue
purchased a very nice fire engine
for $305,000 this past year. The
city of Gainesville purchased
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$327,000. These stations do
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Rance Carroll
LAKE BUTLER-Rance J.
Carroll, 91, died on Tuesday, Nov.
27, 2012, at his residence after an
extended illness. He was born in
Union County. He moved to Miami
in 1938 before living in Orlando
from 1946 to 1985 when he moved
back to Lake Butler. He worked with
the customer service management
system of the Bell Telephone System
before retiring from AT&T in 1984.
He was also a mounted police
officer in Jacksonville. He was a
U.S. Marines veteran of World War
II and the Korean conflict. He was
a Protestant. He was the son of the
late John W. and Amanda Hendricks
Carroll.
He is survived by:. his wife of
27 years, Jeannette J.S. Carroll
of Lake Butler; daughter, Sue C.
Langford of Orlando; stepdaughters,
Cynthia (Frank) Ball, Tina (Dennis)
Cappolla, both of New Smyrna
Beach; sons, Richard L. Carroll of
Paisley and Timothy W. Carroll .of
Orlando; stepsons, Mark (Barbara)
Jetton, Jame Jetton both of New
Smyrna Beach; sister, Elva Cobb
of Jacksonville; six 'grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; 11 step-
grandchildren; and 22 step-great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Dec.
1 in the Chapel of Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler with Keith
Curtis officiating. Burial followed
at Dekle Cemetery in Lake Butler.
Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler
is in charge of the arrangements.


Wanda Curtis

Wanda Curtis
STARKE- Wanda Griffis Cur-
tis, 78, a lifelong resident of Starke,
died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at
Shands Starke Regional 'Medical
Center. She was born in Starke on
May 5, 1934, to the late Luther Pete
Griffis and. Beatrice- Dixon Griffis.
Curtis wasa uOl bgttfeM"tOmber of
Grace Baptist Church. She was
preceded in death by: her husband,
Donald Curtis. -
She is survived by: her children,
Michael (Tami) Curtis and Randy
(Wanda L.) Curtis, both of Starke;
brothers, Doyle Griffis and Law-
rence Griffis;, sister, Barbara Jean
McLeod; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on
Dec. 2 at Griffis Family Cemetery,.
with Brother Bo Harrison officiat-
ing. Arrangements are under the
care and direction of Archie Tdnner
Funeral Services of Starke.

Kenneth Dickinson
.JACIkSONVILLE-Kenneth
Edwin Dickinson, 57, of
Jacksonville, passed away Monday,
Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Jacksonville on
March 29, 1955, to the late Vernon
,Dickinson and Corrine Wilkerson
Dickinson. He was preceded in
death by: his parents; and half
brother, Neal Ellison.
He is survived by: brother, Donald
"Don" Ray (Jacky) Dickinson of
Lawtey; and sister, Darleen Crosier
of Jacksonville.
A memorial service will be held
at a later date. Arrangements are un-
der the care and direction of Archie
Tanner Funeral Services of Starke.

Mary McRae
STARKE-Mary Ann McRae,
64, of Starke died Wedqesday, Nov.
28,2012, at Shandsat the University
of Florida. She was born in Jackson-
ville on Nov. 17, 1948, to the late
Willie Asberry Cashmore and Eu-
nita Vann Cashmore. McRae was a
lifelong resident of Starke. She was
of the Baptist faith. She was pre-
ceded in death by: her parents; and
sister, Betty Jane Mateljan.
She is survived by: her children,
Angela (Wesley) Seaton of Starke


and Eddie (Ellen) Cashmore of Rog-
ersville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held
at a later date. In lieu'of flowers,
please make donations to the funeral
home to assist with expenses. Ar-
rangements are under the care and
direction of Archie Tanner Funeral
Services of Starke.

Patricia Miles
FLORAHOME-Patricia Thies
Miles, 67, of Florahome died at her
home on Sunday,Nov. 18,2012,fol-
lowing an extended illness. She was
born in Sebring on Nov. 26,1944, to
the late Frank and Alta (Frier) Thies
and was of the Mormon faith and
attended the church in Starke. Prior
to her retirement, Mrs. Miles was a
registered nurse working with hos-
pitals in Jacksonville and a private.
OBGYN office. In 1989, she and
her husband moved to Florahome.
She was preceded in death by:
daughter, Shannon LeAnne Ed-
wards.' She is survived by: her
husband of 30 years, Jerry Miles,
Sr.; children; Jerry "Jay" (Wanda)
Miles, Jr. of Middleburg, Jeffery
(Theresa) Miles, Jody (Cecelia)
Miles all of Fayetteville, N.C., and
Christina (Willy) Griffin of Jackson-
ville; brother, David Thies of Green
Cove Springs; sister, Kellie Trowell
of Jacksonville,, 14 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren. *
Funeral services were held in
the Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
Chapel on Nov. 23 with Mr. Gene
Frier officiating. The family has re-
quested live.plants to help complete
the memorial garden being made for
Mrs. Miles. Arrangements are under
the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral
Home of Keystone Heights.

John Muchmore
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS-John.
"Stanley" Muchmore, 91, of Key-
stone Heights died Sunday, Dec. 2,
2012, at Shands at Starke Regional
Medical Center. He was born in
Newark, New Jersey on Dec. 14,
1920, to the late Charles Edward
and Edna (Quigley) Muchmore.
Prior to his retirement, he was a sta-
tistical clerk for a steel corporation.
He was also a member of the Park of
The Palms Church. He was preced-
ed in death by: his brother, Donald
Muchmore; and his sister, Elizabeth
"Libby" Muchmore. He is survived
by: his two nephews, David Much-
more and Allen Muchmore.
SFuneral Services for Mr. Much-
more will be held on Friday, Dec. 7,
2012, at 10 a.m. in the Park of the
Palms Chapel, with Pastor'Brad Wil-
liams officiating. Burial will follow
at the Keystone Heights Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Jones-Gal-
lagher Funeral Home in Keystone
Heights.

Janice Nibert
-KEYSTONE HEIGHTS-Janice
Nibert 89, of Keystone Heights
Passed away at her home Sunday,
Dec. 2,2012, following an extended
illness. Mrs. Nibert was born on
Aug. 27, 1923, in Bradford, Pa., to
the late Elmer E. and Margaret G.
(McLean) Howe. She had been a
resident of Keystone Heights for
more than 50 years, and was a mem-
ber of the Keystone Golf and Coun-
try Club for over 20 years, and was
also an active member of Keystone
United Methodist Church until her
health declined.
Mrs. Nibert graduated from State
Teachers College in California, Pa.,
in 1945, and in 1946, she-became
a graduate of the Buffalo Nursing
School. Following her graduation,
she joined the United States Navy,
.where she served as a lieutenant
nurse until 1951, and continued
working many years as an R.N.
Mrs. Nibert was preceded in
death by her husbands: John Batts
and Carl Nibert; and her brother;
Tom Howe.


Survivors are: her son, Jeff L.
Batts, and his wife, Dede; one
grandson, Jeff Batts, Jr., and his
wife, Julie; two great granddaugh-
ters, Leah and Lori Kramer; her
husband, Kenneth; and her beloved
companion, Annie.
Mrs. Nibert will be greatly missed
by all who had the privilege to know
and love her. The family wishes to
thank caretakers Tanya Medderm
and Mandi Ward for their dedicated
and loving efforts. A special thanks
to Haven Hospice and their staff for
their outstanding service and care.
A graveside service will be held
on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at If
a.m. at Keystone Heights Cemetery
with Dr. Craig Moore officiating.
In lieu of flowers,' the family has
requested contributions to please be
made to Haven Hospice, Robert's
Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave.,
Palatka,'FL 32177. Arrangements
are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral
Home of Keystone Heights.
PAID OBITUARY

Gaylord Truman
HAMPTON-Gaylord R. Tru-
man, 73, of Hampton died Sunday,
Dec. 2, 2012, at the Malcolm Ran-
dall VA Medical Center in Gaines-
ville. He was born in Clay County,
W.V., on April 27, 1939, to the
late Lee Roy Truman and Gladys
Barnes-Truman. He was preceded
in death by: his wife, Geraldine Fay
Truman; and his brother, Kenneth
Truman.
He is survived by: his mother,
Gladys Truman; his daughters,
Dianne Williamson' of Hampton,
Sandy Carbery of St. Augustine,
and Samantha Truman of Hamp-
ton; his step-children, Rick Melton
of Dunellen, Suzanne Melton of
Gainesville; his sister, Glennrs
Ford; nine grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Dec. 5 at Archie Tanner Funeral
Services with Elder Jim Crosley
officiating. Interment was held at
Dedan 'Cemetery. Arrangements
are under the care and direction of
Archie Tanner Funeral Services of
Starke.

Addis Warren
ST. AUGUSTINE-Addis M.
Warren, 86, of St. Augustine and
formerly of Starke, died Thursday,
Nov. 29,2012, at Hospice in Orange
Park. Warren was born in Tampa
on Sept. 1, 1926, to the late Arthur
and Carriel Bell (Mathers) Strick-
land; Prior, to her retirement, she
was a waitress, working in Tampa,
Gainesville and also at Cedar River
in Starke.
She was preceded in death by: her
husband, Richard; three children,
Shirley Rydell, Doris Williams and
Jean Goff; and one sister, Helen
Green.
She is survived by: her children,
Carolyn'L. (Ed) Sanford of St. Au-
gustine, and Wayne (Carol) Vickers
of Ohio; her sisters, Irene Hall of
High Springs, and Roberta William-
soil of Tampa; 17 grandchildren;
and many great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at
Kingsley Lake Cemetery on Dec. 3
with Rev. Robert P. Johnson offici-
ating. Arrangements are by Jones-
Gallagher Funeral 1-lome in Starke.

Martha Whitley
JACKSONVILLE- Martha
Idella Whitley, 86 of Jacksonville
died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at
the Acosta-Rua Center Community
Hospice in Jacksonville. Born in
Lawtey on Dec. 25, 1928, Whitley
was a retired educator of the Du-
val County School Board and-of
the Christian faith. She is survived
by: four grandchildren; eight great-
grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services willbe held on
/Friday, Dec. 7, at Second Mission-
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Merritt Williams

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hliams, 85, of Starke, passed away
Thursday, Nov. 29,2012, at Custead
Care Center in Orange Park. He was
born in Eustis on April 23, 1927, to
the late Howard Williams and Char-
lotte Hannum Williams. Merritt was
a resident of Starke for many years
,and was a member of First Bap-
tist Church. He served his country
proudly as a member of the United
States Marine Corps during World
War II. Merritt graduated from the
University of Florida, where he ob-
tained his master's degree, and spent
many years working for State Farm
as an insurance agent in Bradford
County. In addition to being a Ma-
son, Merritt was an avid hunter and
enjoyed fishing. He loved his coun-
try and his Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. He was preceded in death by:
his wife, Carleen Williams.
He is survived by: his step
daughter, Frances L. Taylor, and
her daughters and grandchildren;
his brother, James H. Williams; his
sister, Venorah E. Cattrell; and his
good friend, Robert Glen Starling.
Memorial Services will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 8,2012, at 2 p.m.
at'Archie Tanner Funeral Services,
with Pastor Ben Bryant officiating.
Interment will be privately held at
Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrange-


ments are under the care and di-
rection of Archie Tanner Funeral
Services in Starke. Visit www.ar-'
chietannerfuneralservices.com to .
sign the family's guestbook.
PAID OBITUARY'

William Woods
HAMPTON-William Buck
Woods, 89, of Hampton died Friday, ,
Nov. 30, 2012, at Traces of Tiger
Assisted Living Facility in Clayton,- .. .
Ga. Mr. Woods was born on 'June'
16, 1923, in Miami to the late John
and Annie May (Croft) Woods and- ..
moved to Hampton in 1965. He was
a retired commercial construction -
worker and a Mason, and served-
in the United States Army during',
World War II.
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by: his wife, Thelma Prevatt Woods :
He is survived by: his son Jerry .
(Elewyne "Sam") Woods of Mel- ',
rose; grandchildren, Kim and Scott..
Woods Masters; and two great-
grandchildren. . :
Graveside funeral services will '
be on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. in .
Jacksonville Memory Gardens with ...
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lower the prices of the fresh
fruits and vegetables needed to
curve the American obesity rate?
Some experts recommend cutting
farm subsidies to commodity
farms, which -grow our "cheap
sugars" and "refined grains,"
including corn, soy beans and
wheat. This would give farmers
the incentives to grow fruits,
vegetables and healthier foods.
Some experts believe that
this will only be a "quick


fix," and result in the crash
of our agricultural industries,
skyrocketing in the prices df
every product that uses corn, soy
beans and wheat;and cutting the
subsidies could also lead to, a
decrease in American farms,
Another suggestion would be
to import the fruifand-vegetables
needed to put America on a
healthier and more affordable
diet, but this has its cons too.
What if our supplier suddenly'
stops supplying us with the crops
we are in need of? Would we
be putting our nation's security
at even more risk? And do, we,W


really want to be dependent on
another country?
A larger supply of healthier
crops would be great and would
begin to cause the inverse of
the prices you currently see in
grocery stores and fast-food
restaurants. In the documentary
"Food, Inc.," directed by
Robert Keqner, he successfully
illustrates one of the main
0rbblems with today's market.
The documentary shadows a
family of four as the parents
show how it is cheaper to feed
their family fatty, fast food
versus the healthy vegetables


and fruits which are simply out
of their budget even though it is
the best for them.
So, yes, agriculture does play
a role in America's obesity, but
it's not the role we should be
playing. We are now striving to
take a turn for the better. Farm-
to-Schools programs are popping
up all over the nation, and -even
the USDA Food and Nutrition
Service is offering grants to fund
even more programs.
Farm-to-School programs
are vital if we are looking to
turn our nation's obesity rate
around. Dr. Hugh Joseph, a


researcher at the Tufts Friedman
School of Nutrition, stated that,
"If you don't get them while
they're in school, you've lost
them," according to 'takepart.
com/foodinc. Joseph's statement
shows that agriculture and
agricultural education, such as
food science, may not be the
solution to the problem, but it
will be the prevention.
In Bradford County, at the
local high school and Starke
Elementary, we have Farm-to-
School programs set up. This
program teaches the students
nutritional values of crops being


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and how to maintain and manage
these crops, and it also offers a
cheaper and healthier alternative
tothecanned fruits and vegetables
used in most cafeterias.
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C Section Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012


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Mother, son finally meet


50-plus years after birth


BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
This past Thanksgiving,
Dotsey Gaffney and Don Drew
could give thanks to the courage
it took to make one phone call.
The phone call in question
was at that time-June 2009-a
call between two strangers. That
call, though, has sparked one
call per week between mother


and son.
Gaffney, who lives in Graham
with her husband, Irving, had to
give up a child she gave birth
to more than 50 years ago for
adoption., That child was Drew,
who sought his. biological
mother and successfully reached
her when he was 51 years old.
Just L.ike that, Drew's family
became a little larger.,


"What's interesting now is i
am one of. nine children," said
Drew, referring to Gaffney's
other children. "I've gotten to
know three of them fairly well
now considering we all live in
different parts of the country."
For Gaffney's part, she knew
she had another child out there
somewhere, but figured she
would never ever see him.


Dotsey Gaffney
(far left) is
pictured with
Don Drew
(center), the
son she gave
up for adoption
upon his birth
more than 50
years ago.
Also pictured
is Gaffney's
husband,
Irving.


"I prayed all my life ever since
he was born that I'd someday
see him," she said, "but I just
figured I never would."
Gaffney was divorced with
three children and had planned
to remarry, but she said the man
she was going to marry wound
up not being who she thought he
was, so she backed out. However,
she was pregnant. Another child
would add to the burden of trying
to raise her other three children
without any support whatsoever
from her first husband, though
he had been ordered to pay child
support.
"My mother was helping me
with my three young children
from my first marriage,"
Gaffney said. "She said, 'Dot,
I can't help you anymore. You
can't keep that baby.'"
As it so happened, Gaffney
and her three children became
sick with pneumonia and wound
up in the hospital in Starke. A
doctor there became aware of
her situation and told her he
knew of a couple in Texas that
was looking to adopt. The doctor
assured Gaffney the child would
be going to a good home and be
well cared for. '
"I really thought a lot of
(the doctor) and trusted him,"
Gaffnev said. "I thought about
ii for a few 'days while I was
in ithe hospital). Before I left,
I said. 'It sounds like the best
thing because I don't want him
to go just anywhere.' That was
that."
Gaffney remembers when
she gave birth to Drew how she
overheard the doctor talking
to the adopting parents on the
phone and informing them that
Drew was a "9-pound, 2-ounce,
healthy boy."
The aftermath was: difficult.
Gaffney remembered how Drew
Was the only baby in the hospital
nursery, which was adjacent to


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her room. She could hear the
baby crying during the night,
prompting a nurse to remark, "I
wish whoever's going to come
get this baby would come and
get him."
"I started crying, begging
(the nurse) to please bring him
to me," Gaffney said. "She
wouldn't do it."
When she was discharged
from the hospital, Gaffney was
driven by the doctor's wife to
her home in Waldo. She said it
was the most miserable drive of
her entire life.
Then, approximately a week
later, Gaffney attended a sister's
wedding. There was an infant
in attendance, which only made
Gaffney think of the child she
had just given up.
"I cried the entire time,"
she said. "I made everybody
miserable."
Though she. had her first
three children to care for and
then eventually more when she
remarried, Gaffney never totally
forgot the child she gave up.
She said though she never let
on to anybody else, she always
remembered -Drew's. birthday
when it came around.
SGaffney, though, never gave
thought to trying to find the
child.
"I gave him"iup" shie said ':"I
didn't have the right to look for
him. As much as I would have,
loved to have seen him and
wanted to see him and know
what his life was like, I would
not."
Drew said it was curiosity
that propelled him to try to
find his biological mother. He
began looking at websites that
contained adoption notices
before coming across one that
left little doubt that it concerned
him.

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Don Drew (back, center) attends an Oklahoma City Redhawks baseball game with
newly discovered sisters Anita (front, far left) and Patty (front, second from left).
Also pictured are Drew's wife, Marcia (front, far right), who is holding their grandson,
Mason, prewr's son, Stephen (back, far left) and Anita's husband, Eric.


MEETING
Continued from 1C

- "There were a few facts that
were wrong," Drew said, "but
too many that were right."
As it turned- out, the
information had been posted
onli e by one of Gaffney's sisters
without Gaffney's knowledge.
"She asked me questions,"
Gaffiney said. "I just thought she
was :curious about when (Drew
waI born and stuff. I didn't
know she did that."
Gffney admitted she was
upset with her. sister at first.
What if the child she gave up
for -doption didn't-want to be
found?
crpnversely, Drew, who is
theaiean of graduate schools at
Okfihoma Christian University,
had: no idea whether his
biological mother would want
hiri: to contact her or not.
HoWever, as with any endeavor,
Dr&v said his expectations were


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neutral.
"If things would've been bad,
I would've been disappointed,"
he said, "but I wasn't going to
beat myself up over it if things
didn't go well."
A phone call right off the bat,
though, was out of the question.
Drew said he wanted his initial
Contact to be subtle. He wrote
letters, but they were returned.'
It turned out he didn't have
Gaffney's correct address.
"Finally, I decided I would
make one phone call," Drew
said.
Gaffney was away from home
at. the time of that call. She was
in Cape Cod for the wedding of
her son Andy. One of her sisters,
though, was at her home when
Drewv called. He explained why
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received the information' from
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"I called him right away:'
Gaffney said. "We talked for
a few minutes and knew right
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Approximately four months
later, Drew and his wife, Marcia,
flew to Florida to visit Gaffney
in person. Drew had no idea
Gaffney's daughters Anita and
Patty would be present, as well
as many more people,
"We had sort of aThanksgiving
feast in October," he said. "We
had 30 people in (Gaffney's
house) at one point. It was
insane, actually.
S"By that pqint, I had a deer-
in-the-headlights look because
there were so .many people
coming in."
Drew said he was "pleased and
exhausted" after the visit, which
Covered a lot of history. Gaffney
told hirp about herself and her
family, while Drew filled in-the
blanks as to what his life had
been like up to that point.
Gaffney said her daughters
Anita and Patty were probably
as excited as she was about
meeting Drew. Drew's wife said
by the endof their visit, the two
sisters seemed to. readily accept


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"By the end of the weekend,
Patty looks to Don arid goes,
'Well, you were spoiled growing
up.' They started the sibling
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came very naturally."
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children, besides Andy, Anita
and Patty are Michael, Angela
and Roy. They were unaware
they had another brother until
Drew and Gaffney talked.,
"I never said anything because
I just figured they would never
see him, never know him,"
Gaffney said. "There was no
reason to tell them."
Drew talked to Angela and
Roy-who is currently in
Afghanistan-on the phone for
the first time just recently. He
has talked on the phone with
Michael several times.
The newly discovered siblings
he has had the most interaction
with up to this point have been
Andy, Anita and Patty. In fact,
a trip Drew and his wife took
to Cape Cod resulted in a trip
to Paul's Pizza, a restaurant the
Gaffney family used to enjoy
going to.
"They wanted to share that
experience with Don," Marcia
Drew said. "'They went outside
in front-of the pizza place and
took a picture and sent it to Dot
and Irving."
Marcia Drew said at one point
during the trip,she thankedAndy
Gaffney for making her husband
feel welcome. His reply? :'No
trouble. He's my brother."
Don Drew said he'd love to
have a good relationship with
all of Gaffney's children, but
said if any of them don't want to
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"Bonus" is a good way of
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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012 TELEGRAPH, TIMES & MONITOR C SECTION


Bradford players Tiana Sheffield (foreground, left) and
Wilisha Griner battle an Interlachen player for control
of a ball heading out of bounds.


Bradford
girls get easy
district win
over Rams
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Bradford, scored the first 42
points of the game en route to a
54-6 win over visiting Interlachen
in a District 5-4A girls' basketball
matchup on Nov. 29.
Wilisha Griner scored 18
points to lead the Tornadoes (4-
2), who improved to 4-0 in the
district.
The Rams could not contend
with theBradford defense,tuming
the ball over 22 times in'the first
half. Griner had two steals during
one stretch in the first quarter in
which the Tornadoes turned an
8-0 lead into one of 18-0. Griner
had eight of those points.
Tracey Kemp and, Nyasia
Davis scored eight and seven
points, respectively, in the first
half to help lead the Tornadoes to
a 42-2 lead at the half.
Kemp did not score in the
second half, but Davis added six
more points in the third quarter to
finish with 13. Davis opened the
third quarter with a score off of
a Griner assist and followed that
with a rebound putback. Davis
later hit a turn-around jumper in
the lane, which put Bradford up
50-2.
The entire second half was
played with a running clock.
Bradford played district
opponent Fort White this past
Tuesday and will travel to Glen
St. Mary to play Baker County on
Monday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Score by Quarter
IHS: 0 2 3 1-6
BHS: 24 18, 10 2-54

Bradford scoring (54): Allen 4,
.'Davis 13, Gault 2, Griner 18, Jen-
kins 5, Kemp 8, Sheffield 4. Free
throws: 2-7.

Earlier results:

Nease55 BHS 41
Bradford was outscored 27-15
in the first half of a 55-41 loss
to Nease on Nov. 13 in Ponte
Vedra.
SDavis scored eight points to
lead Bradford,'while Griner and
Quanisha Allen each had seven

Score by Quarter ,
BHS: 8 7 7 19-41


NHS: 10 17 15 15-55

Bradford scoring (41): Allen 7,
Davis 8, Diggs 1, Gault 6, Griner
7, Jenkins 4, Kemp 4, Sheffield
4. 3-pointers: Allen 2.

BHS 64 Ft. White 39
The Tornadoes led by just two
at, the half, but outscored district
opponent Fort White 25-5 in the
third quarter on the way to a 64-
39 win on Nov. 19 in Starke.
Davis led Bradford with 20
points, while Griner and Allen
had 10 and nine, respectively.
Kemp added eight points.

Score by Quarter
FWHS: 9 15 5 10-39
BHS: 7 19 25' 13-64

Bradford scoring (64): Allen 9,
Ardley 2, Davis 20, Diggs 7, Gri-
ner 10, Jenkins 2, Kemp 8, Shef-
field 1. 3-pointers: Allen. Free
throws: 4-15.

Eastside 60 BHS 29
Host Eastside scored 38 first-
half points en route to handing
the Tornadoes a 60-29 loss on
Nov. 26 in Gainesville.
Davis scored 13 points, while
Kemp added six. ':''


Score by Quarter
BHS: 7 5 10
EHS: 20 18 17


7-29
5--60


Bradford scoring (29): Allen 3,
Davis 13, Diggs 1, Gault 2, Gri-
ner 2, Kemp 6, Sheffield 2. Free
throws: 7-22.


Tornadoes
take 25-point
win over
Keystone girls

BY CUFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Bradford held Keystone
Heights to eight points in the
second half en route to a 52-2"7
District 54A girls'" basketball
win on Nov. 27 in Keystone.
Nyasia Davis scored 18 points
and grabbed seven rebounds for
the Tornadoes, who outscored
Keystone 11-1 in the third quarter
to go up 38-20.
Tracey Kemp scored 12 points
for Bradford and had four assists
and five steals. Wilisha Griner
scored nine points'to go along
with six rebounds and four
steals.
The Indians got 11 points from
Tara Shobris, while Madyson
Maxwell grabbed 10 rebounds.


Score by Quarter
BHS: 12 15
KHHS: 9 10


Keystone hosts district opponent
Fort White at 6 p.m, before
traveling to Orange Park to play
Ridgeview on Tuesday, Dec. 11,
at 7:30 p.m.


Score by Quarter
WHS: 12 9
KHHS: 16 8


5 20-47
9 11-44


Keystone scoring (44):
Golembiewski 6, Gonzales 8,
Hamilton 8, Maxwell 2, Moore
2, Shobris 10, Strassberger 10.
Free throws: 14-25.

Union girls
come up 1
point short
of 1st win
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Teyona' Jenkins, scored 17
points and grabbed 10 rebounds,


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but the Union County girls'
basketball team was outscored
8-6 in the fourth quarter of a 37-
36 loss to Trenton on Nov. 29 in
Trenton.
The Tigers (0-3 prior to Dec.
4) got eight points and eight
rebounds from Chelsea Roberts,
while Keyambre Cobb had seven
points and seven rebounds.
Jenkins added five steals to her
totals.
Union played its first District
7-1A game this past Tuesday
against Newberry and will travel
to play district opponent Baldwin
on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m.
On Monday, Dec. 10, the
Tigers host Williston at 6:30 p.m.
They then host district opponent
Chiefland on Wednesday, Dec.
12, at5 p.m.


Score by Quarter
UCHS: 9 10 11
THS: 9 9 11


6-36
8-37


Union scoring (36): Cobb 7,
Jackson 2, Jenkins 17, Roberts
8, Walsh 2. 3-pointers: Jenkins.
Free throws: 7-18.

Earlier result:

Fort White 43 UC 29
The Tigers were outscored 22-:
12 in the second and third quar-
ters of a 43-29 loss to visiting.
Fort White on Nov. 27.
Jenkins posted a double-dou-
ble, scoring 17 .points and grab-
bing 10 rebounds. She alspo.had
five steals.
Cobb had seven rebounds and
four steals.


Score by Quarter
FWHS: 15 14
UCHS: 12 10


6-43
5-29'


Union scoring (29): Cobb 5,
Jackson 2, Jenkins 17, Walsh 5.
3-pointers: Walsh


14-52
7-27


Scoring
Bradford (52): Allen 4, Davis
18, Gault 2, Griner 9, Jenkins
7, Kemp 12. 3-pointers: Kemp.
Free throws: 3-9.

Keystone (27): Born 2,
Golembiewski 1, Gonzales 2,
Hamilton, 3, Maxwell 1, Shobris
11, Strassberger 2, Zinkel 3. Free
throws: 9-27.

Indians fall to
Williston by 3

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
RegionaL News/Sports Editor
It was a closer contest 'for
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Tara Shobris and Holly
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The Indians played district
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Bradford's Justin McBride tries to save a ball from
going out of bounds in a win over Interlachen.


Bradford boys

defeat GHS,

improve to 4-0

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Justin McBride was three
blocked shots short of a triple
in helping the Bradford boys'
basketball team to a 73-66 win
over Gainesville on Nov. 30 in
Gainesville. :
McBride had 24 points, 13
.rebounds and seven blocked shots
as the Tornadoes (4-0) defeated
a Class 5A' regional semifinalist
from last season.
Brian Walton added 22 points
and five assists for Bradford,
while Deantre Burch had 17
points and five rebounds.
Keaaris Ardley had four assists
and five steals.
Bradford will travel to play
District 5-4A opponent Fort
Whiie on Friday, Dec. 7, at
7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes will
* then travel to Jacksonville on
Tuesday, Dec.. 11, to play Ed
White-a Class 7A team that
was a regional semifinalist last
season-at 7:30 p.m.

Score by Quarter
BHS: 21 18 15 19-73
GHS: 13 16 16 21--66

Bradford scoring (73): Aldridge
2, Ardley 2, Burch 17, Grimsley
6, McBride 24, Walton 22.
3-pointers: Burch, Walton 4.
Free throws: 18-29.



Tornadoes

improve to

2-0 in district

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Brian Walton scored a game-
high 20 points in leading the


Bradford boys' basketball team
to a 65-41, win over District 5-4A
opponent Interlachen on Nov. 29
in Starke.
Walton added eight assists,
six steals and five rebounds for
Bradford, which improved to 2-0
in'the district.
A 3-pointer by Walton opened
the game as the Tornadoes scored
the first 13 points. Walton and
Marco Grimsley scored nine
and seven,' points, respectiveLy,
in the first half, with Grimsley's
,3-pointer early in the second
quarter putting Bradford up 22-
lI.
Two straight baskets by Justin
McBride off of assists by Keaaris
Ardley and Deantre Burch
sparked an 18-4 run to close out
the third quarter. Walton capped
the run with a 3-point shot
on which he was fouled. The
ensuing free throw was good,
and the Tornadoes went into the
final quarter up 62-27.
Grimsley finished the game
with 11 points and seven
rebounds, while McBride had
10 points, 15 rebounds and six
blocked shots.

Score by Quarter
IHS: 11 7 9 14-41
BHS: 17 20 25 3-65

Bradford scofing:(65): Aldridge
4, Ardley 4, Burch 5;-Grimsley-11,
Hampton 6, Jones 1, McBride 10,
Mitchell 4, Walton 20.3-pointers:
Grimsley, Walton 3. Free throws:
3-13.


Bradford

boys defeat

Keystone 59-21

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Justin McBride scored 11
points and grabbed nine rebounds
in Bradford's 59-21 win over
Keystone Heights in a District
5-4A boys' basketball matchup
on Nov. 26 in Keystone.
Caleb Jones and Brian Walton
each scored nine points for
the Tornadoes, who outscored
Keystone 23-5 in the first
quarter.
Bradford's Keaaris Ardley had
seven assists.
Keystone's C.J. Rogers hit two
3-pointers and led the Indians
with 10 points.

Score by Quarter
BHS: 23 15 17 4.-59
KHHS: 5 7 7 2-21

Scoring
Bradford (59): Aldridge 6, Ardley
2, Burch 8, Floyd 3, Grimsley
7, Hampton 2, Ivey 2, Jones 9,
McBride 11, Walton 9.3-pointers:
Floyd, Jones, Walton, Burch 2.
Free throws: 2-5.

Keystone (21): Chandler 3, Gilio
2, Kerr 4, Rogers.10, Smith 2.
3-pointers: Chandler, Rogers 2.
Free throws: 0-2.


Indians defeat

Crescent City

for 1st win

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor


Brandon Nicholas scored eight
of his team-high 10 points in
the second half as the Keystone
Heights boys' basketball team
picked up Its first win, defeating
visiting Crescent- City 39-34 on
Dec. 3.
CrescentCity scored the game's
first four points, but a basket by
Nicholas and a 3-pointer by CJ.
Rogers put, the Indians (1-3 prior
to Dec. 4).up 5-4, and they would
never trail the rest of the way.
Another trey by Rogers put
Keystone up by six points in
the second quarter. The Raiders
would cut the-lead to two, but
Kevin Donl5y scdfed two baskets
on consecutive possessions to
make it an 18-12 game.
Tim Chandler scored on *a
layup off of an inbounds pass


Keystone's Robbie Kerr dribbles along the sideline in
the Indians' win over Crescent City.


by Donley to put the Indians up
by eight, but a rebound putback
by the Raiders just before the
buzzer made it a 20-14 game at
the half.


- .Two 3-pointers by Bennie
Norris helped the Raiders tie the
game early in the third quarter,
but a rebound putback by
Nate Smith and a 3-pointer by


Nicholas would send Keystone
into the fourth quarter up by a
score of 27-22.
Robbie Kerr, who finished
with nine points, scored off of
an offensive rebound and made
a subsequent free throw t6 put
the Indians up 32-28. Nicholas
later hit a short jumper and was
fouled. His made free throw;
made it a 35-29 game.
Crescent City pulled to within
35-34, getting a basket from
Curtis Ford and a 3-pointer from
Norris, but those would be the
Raiders' last points.
The Indians played District
5-4A opponent Santa Fe this past
Tuesday and will host district
opponent Interlachen Friday,
Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday, Dec. 10, Keystone
travels to play district opponent
Fort White before, returning
home to play Union County on
Tuesday, Dec, 11. Both games
are at 7:30 p.m.
Keystone was 0-2 against
district teams prior to playing
Santa Fe.

Score by Quarter
CCHS: 6 8 8 12-34
KHHS: 11 9 7 12-39

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53A
Yard Sales
GARAGE SALE, Thurs. Fri.
Sat. 8am.-? 103 Clark St.:
Starke. To much to list,
lots of good stuff.
BIG YARD SALE, Fri. 7:30-
1:30.11261 NWCR. 225.
Toys, baby items, rocker,
misc. household items,.
much more.
IT'S Christmas time again.
Are you looking for that
perfect gift for that special
someone. Well, come on
down to Victory Chapel
@ 125 S. Church St. We
have all the gifts you want.
We are having a yard'sale
on Sat. 7am.-5pm. come
on down and support the
teens @ our church, see
you there.
STARKE, COME ONE
COME ALL. Christmas
& household items. Lots
of goodies for all at 883
W. South Street. Sat.
8am.-2pm.
5 FAMILY YARD SALE.
Sat. & Sun. 8am.-5pm.
CR. 227 and Cr. 225 at
Sampson City Fire De-
partment. Tools, furniture,
misc. items.
FRIDAY'ONLY, 8am.-? 5861
NW 216th St. (Crawford
Road). Household items,
Kee high wheel push
lawnmower, tools. Lots
of items, antiques. Call
904-964-8890 for further
information.

SAT. ONLY. 8am.-2 noon,
rain or shine. Starke
Country Club, follow the
signs.
HUGE MULTI FAMILY yard
sale. FRI. 8AM.-? 604
Melton Terrace, Starke.
(behind Winn Dixie) Vari-
ous new and used items,
tools, kitchen ware, crafts,
Christmas items, etc.
Something for everyone:
SAT.' 8AM.-2PM, 2087 NE.
S154th S. (Bessent Rd.)
PS2.' games $5 each,
Canyon running boards,
Bow, wall unit.

FRI. SAT. 7am.-? 879 NE.
185th St. @ .Fireworks
store US 301 turn on
185th St..end of road.
Baby girl clothes, wQm-
en's and men's jeans,
home decor, Christmas
decor, plus crib/toddler
road.


HUGE 3 FAMILY yard sale.
Sat. 7am.-3pm. Sun.
9am.-3pm. 19330 US
Hwy 301 n. Starke. On
the corner of Morgan Rd.
& 301 (across from Nor-
man's Produce) Clothes,
books, gym equipment,
dishes, Christmas deco-
rations, pictures, etc.
MOVING SALE-SAT 12/8:
8am-2pm 1479 SE 84th
St. .Starke (Theressa
area) on the same road
as Hope, Baptist Church.
Everything priced to sell.
Household items, collect-
ables, jewelry, clothes,
Shoes & books. TV Enter-
tainment Center, Dining
room table & 9 chairs, 4
piece Bedroom set: King
bed with king Temper-
pedic mattress, 2 Dress-
ers & Armoire. L130 John
Deer Tractor, 1969 Sears
SS12 Tractor with Plow,'
1942 Fire Hydrant, tools
& Much More.
SAT. ONLY 8am.-1lpm. 205
S. Lakewood Dr. Starke.
.,(east of Crosby Ceme-
trey) washing machine,
desk, leather chair, Queen
mattress set, bedding,
children & adult clothing,
Christmas decor, exercise
equipment.'
BIG CHRISTMAS SALE,
Sat. 8am.-4pm. 418 N.
Church St. Starke. Big
tree, ornaments, lights/,
many items for gifts.
SAT. 8AM.-1PM. 100 West
left on 225 (Bayless Hwy.)
will see sign on left (183rd
Terr). Lots of toys that
would be great for Christ-
mas.

53B
Keystone Yard
Sales
NEIGHBORHOOD RUM-
MAGE, DEC. 7TH. & 8TH.
8AM.-5PM. 8232 S. Jas-
mine, off 100 near 219.
Tools, stereo, microwave,
turkey fryer, clothing etc.
CARPORT SALE, Sat. 8am.-
2pm. 7669 Kings Canyon
Rd. Keystone. Upright
freezer, household goods,
personal items.
GARAGE SALE. Fri. Sat.
8am.-? 6692 Brooklyn
'Bay Rd. Across from
AMVETS. Glassware,
collectable teddy bears,
*commercial- gas grill,
cookware, floor fan, two
chairs (good condition)
and numerous other.in-
teresting Items.


53C
Lake Butler
Yard Sale ,
MULTI FAMILY yard sale.
Every Fri. Sat. 10am.-
4pm. Old post office
building In Worthington
Springs, on 121. New,
used Items, collectibles,
toys, furniture, house
wares, etc.
YARD SALE, Fri. Sat.
9am.-4pm. SR. 18 E.
Worthington Springs.
Dishes, glassware, pots,
54" round oak table, cro-
chet table cloth, tools,
material, clothes.

55
Wanted
CASH FOR JUNK cars $300
& up. Free pick up, run-
ningi or not. Call 352-
771-6191.
$100 each for Florida li-
cense plates from Union,
County that begin with
the number 63 for years
1938,39,40,41,42,45,4
6,48,49,50,54, and 65.
Any condition accepted,
so long as they are read-
able. Jeff Francis 727 424
1576 email gobucs13@
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57
SFor Sale
GbING OUTOF.BUSINESS
sale. All inventory 30% off.
Home Town Variety Store,
103 Edwards Rd. Starke.
904-964-2002.
55 GALLON metal barrels
open top $8, close able
S$16 Worthington Springs
area.Tires up to 60 percent
tread availablematching
pairs or sets:two 195-60-
S15, two 225-60-16, four
205-65-15, four 215-70-
15, four 225-60-16.904-
263-8675.
JAZZY PRIDE #614 pow-
er chair, new wheels,
new batteries, new hand
controls. Good condi-
tion, $1995. Call 352 468-
S2877, Also have a Harma
Power lift for $599. 352-
468-2877.
JET 2 POWER chair, ex-
cellent condition, new
batteries,Less than 20
hours on chair, up to 25
miles on single charge.
Must seell paid $4,000.


Must sell $850. Local In
Starke, call (904)769-
3608 or (813)431-6084.
MTD 38' cut riding mower
with utility trailer. Runs
ood, needs new blades.
500.00 for both Call
352/468/2860.
CRAFTSMAN Rotary lawn
mower. 6.5 horsepower,
22" side discharge. Runs
good. $125.00 Call 352-
468-2860.
Entertainment unit, very
nice, blond, 71 inches
high, 4-feet wide, 31 x
37 TV .$125 firm. 352-
473-9094.
59
Personal
Services
DAYCARE IN LAKE BUT-
LER, great rates, all
hours, lots of TLC. HRS
certified, CPR certified
and First Aide certified.
Call 386-496-1062.
CLARK FOUNDATION RE-
PAIRS, INC. Correction
of termite & water-dam-
aged wood & sills. Level-
ing & raising Houses/
Bldgs. Pier Replacement
" -& alignment. We do all
types of tractor work,
excavation-and small
Demolition jobs. Free Es-
timates: Danny (Buddy)
Clark, 904-284-8088 or
904-545-5241.
FLORIDA CREDIT UNION
has money to lend for MH
& land packages. 1-800-
284-1144.
POSITION WANTED: Care-
giver in your home. 25+-
years experience. Lots of
TLC, light housekeeping.
No smoking. Call Helen
352-473-7845. Cell 352-
478-1948.

65
Help Wanted
UNION COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD, bus drivers
needed. 40 hours cert.
class provided. New train-
ing classes start Dec. 10th
2012. Please call Mike
386-496-2182.
RN, PT and OT needed in
Keystone Heights/ Mid-
dleburg area with at least
2 years experience. For
home care. Call Sharon
Kuiper, RN, DON (904),
448-1133 call M-F 9-4.


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preservationist needed,
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THE UNION County Health
Department is seeking a
Senior Human Services
Program Specialist, posi-
tion # 64005921 to over-
see the Teen Outreach
Program (TOP) in Union
county working with com-
munity partners, including
the schools, working with
staff to conduct classes to
encourage school com-
pletion, community in-
volvement and postpone-
ment of sexual activity.
Must have a bachelor's
degree or equivalent work
experience. Must have at
least two years of experi-
ence working directly with
youth in an educational
or community setting.
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extra hours or days in
the event of an emer-
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$36,467.60-$36,748.80.
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cepted online at https://
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Florida applications may
be faxed to (904) 636-
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1-877-562-7287 for assis-
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Fins, Fur & Tails )
^ ~~By Mickey Agner j?


Crappie,
tournaments
and traveling
hunters
The cool weather this past
Seek seems to have activated
th4 crappie bite somewhat. Joey
Tyson with Bald Eagle Bait and
Tackle in Keystone Heights
indicates ,that the catch from
Santa Fe, Magnolia and Lowery
has improved considerably.
Gary Simpson of the Tackle Box
in Gainesville indicates the same
is true for the red fish and trout
on the west coast. He also brags
about the size of the west coast
Fish.
On Nov. 29, J.T. Prevatt,
fishing the north side of Kingsley
Lake, caught several small
, crappie. While they were not of
keeper size and were released,
it does make the crappie bite
unanimous in all of our local,
lakes.The crappie is the coldest
water lover of our locally sought
game ,fish. Since the shallow%
lake water has cooled, they have
and will continue to move into
the shallower depths following


C.K. Ryan of Orange Park
holds the FBN Kingsley
Lake Tournament big bass,
weighing 4.69 pounds.
the baitfish and in preparation of
their early spring spawn.
Bassarenotquiteascold loving
as the crappie; consequently,
their spring spawn wil shortly
follow the specks. So the crappie
activity that we are beginning to


feel will continuously escalate
until it finally culminates with
their spawn in early spring. In
the early spring of 2013, when
the keeper crappie that are
cleaned begin to show signs
of roe, you will know that the
speck activity will close shortly,
and you can then get ready for
the big bass that come on bed
ri-ght afterward. So, as this cycle
begins with the cooler weather, it
will also end in the early spring.

Many of our local fishermen
have refocused their attention
to hunting lately, and many of
the year-round fishermen are
moving their attention to the
speck bite. That does not mean,
however, that the bass, will no
longer bite, and the Florida Bass
Network proved that this last
weekend. The network 'held its
second monthly tournament
at Kingsley Lake on 'Nov. 24.
C.K. Ryan and Mark Roberts
of Orange Park took :the
comprehensive weight and the.
big bass titles for the meet.Their
five savers totaled 12.09 pounds,
and the big bass Weighted in at
4.69 pounds.. They fished around
the grass line that circles the lake


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in about 12-18 feet of water an
were using soft plastics for bai
Ryan did indicate that the heavy
patches of grass proved moi
productive than the continuous
sections.
The Florida Bass Netwoi
has a reliable and active
membership in northea
Florida and fishes many area
near Bradford, Union and Cla
counties. Its remaining winter
series tournament schedule
listed as follQ.ws:
Dec. 15-Sampson Lake;
Jan. 5- Salt Run;
Jan. 19-Welaka (Welak
city ramp);
Feb. 2-Santa Fe Lak
(Little Lake ramp);
Feb. 16-Classic (TBD).
The tournaments are ope
to the public, and, as per thi
schedule, three are in our loc
lakes. Directions for enrollme:
can be found on the websi
www.floridabass network.cor
,(Mike Clements of Lake ButI
and John Mobley of Bake
County are active fishermen
with the organization.)
What is it really that makes
many hunters want to travel
far west and north to hunt dee
Of.course, the deer are bigg
there, and they have more poini
However, the lure of. huntii
is the lure of hunting. Surely
there is more to it. Maybe tl
symbolism of the adventure


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like that of a vacation, where one
feels so relieved to drive away
from the stress and worry of
work and private life to the fun
and lure of a favorite activity.
Or perhaps it is the masculine
camaraderie.
Regardless, the traveling
hunter is always around
during Thanksgiving and
Christmas, and this year is no
exception. Butch Redding and
Wilbur Waters of Starke usually
go to Texas. Jeff Fitts and


Union boys
suffer close
loss to
Columbia
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor


te Visiting Columbia outscored
n.. the Union County boys' basketball
er team 23-14 in the fourth quarter,
er handing the Tigers a 68-64 loss
en on Dec. 1.
Shaimea Maeweather scored
so 22 points against the Class 5A
so opponent, but it wasn't enough
r? in the end.
er Maeweather also had four
ts. assists and three steals, while
ng Austin Dukes scored 11 points.
y, Princeton Alexander scored
he eight points and. grabbed 10
is rebounds, while Carl Alexander
had six rebounds and four steals.
The Tigers (1-3 prior to Dec.
4) played District 7- 1A opponent
Newberry this past Tuesday
and will travel to play district
opponent Baldwin on Thursday,
Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Union
travels to play Keystone Heights
at 7:30 p.m.

Score by Quarter
CHS: 14 21 10 23-68
UCHS: 17 14 19 .14-64

Union scoring (64): C. Alexander
4, P. Alexander 8, Dukes 11,
Maeweather- 22. 3-pointers:
S Maeweather 2. Free throws: 13-
16:

Earlier result:

UCHS 63 Trenton 19
The Tigers outscored Trenton
28-3 in the first quarter en route
S to a 63-19 win on Nov. 29 in
Trenton.
Maeweather led Union in its
first win, scoring 11 points. Jerry
Keller and Keldric Bradley had
10 and eight points, respectively,
while Princeton Alexander and
Laris Paige each grabbed six
rebounds.
Khliel Jackson had five assists,
while Maeweather and Prince
Alexander each, had three steals.


Score by Quarter
UCHS: 28 6 17
THS: 3 7 3
Union scoring (63):


12-63
6-19
C. Alex-


KHHS
Continued from 4C

Keystone scoring (39):.
Chandler 2, Donley 6, Gillen 2,
Kerr 9, Nicholas 10, Rogers 6,
Smith 4. 3-pointers: -Nicholas,
Rogers 2. Free throws: 4-7.

Earlier results:

Clay 34 KHHS 23
Kerr scored 12 points, but the
rest of the Keystone team man-
aged just 11 in a 34-23 season;
opening loss to Clay on Nov. 19
in Green Cove Springs.


Score by Quarter
KHHS: 1 5
CHS: 9 9


8-23
9-34


Danny Long of Keystone have
already successfully traveled to
Iowa. Jimmy Prevatt,Joel Prevatt
and Will Hartley of Starke will
travel to Georgia. Audie Shuler
and Bobby Adams of ,Lake
Butler have already traveled to
Kansas' While this is certainly not
a complete list, it is an example
of the noted phenomena.
Regardless of what your
motives are, hunt safely, and
keep your lines tight until next
week.


Keystone scoring (23): Donley
5, Gillen 1, Hutchinson 2, Kerr 12,
Rogers 2. 3-pointers: Donley.
Free throws: 7-11.

Williston 70 KHHS 25
Host Williston scored '45
points in the first half en route to
handing the Indians a 70-25 dis-
trict loss on Nov. 30.
Kerr led the Indians with 11
points, while Smith added nine.

Score by Quarter
KHHS: 7 14 4 0-25
WHS: 18 27 14 11-70

Keystone scoring (25): Donley
2, Hutchinson 3, Kerr 11, Smith
9. 3-pointers: Hutchinson. Free
throws: 8-14.


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10, Maeweather 11, Mosher 2,
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throws: 1-4.


Indians earn
9-1 win in
boys'soccer

BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Regional News/Sports Editor
Wyatt Graziano scored four
goals for the Keystone Heights
boys' soccer team, which needed
only one half of play to dispatch
of visiting Newberry by a score
of 9-1 on Dec. 3.
The Indians (8-0-1 prior to
Dec. 4) scored three goals in the
final two minutes of the first half
to enforce the mercy rule.'-
Graziano scored the first two
goals off of assists by Nacho
Grimaldo, who finished with
four assists overall. Graziano s
fourth goal was the last goal
of the match, coming off of a
Juan Grimaldo assist in the 40th
minute.
Juan Grimaldo finished with
two assists and had one goal..
Matt Crane, Craig Graff, Zac
Hawkins and Cory Hedding each
scored a goal. Graft, Graziano
and Zac Fairbanks each had one
assist.
Prior to playing Newberry, the
Indians hosted Interlachen on
Nov. 30, defeating the Rams 6-1
to improve to 4-0 against District
5-2A opponent&-. I
Juan Grimaldo had four assists
in the win, while Hedding and
Logan StanleN scored two goals
each. StanleY-s first goal, which
occurred in the 3.3"' minute, broke
a 1-all tie.
Fairbanks and Graziano each
scored a goal, with Graziano and
Stanley each recording an assist.
Goalie Eric Wood made seven
saves before dislocating his
shoulder while making a save,
on an Interlachen penalty kick-in
the 65th minute. Stanley stepped
into the net in place of Wood arid
made two saves to finish out the
match.
The Indians played Fernandina
Beach this past Tuesday and will
host district opponent Fort White
on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.


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