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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 101 st Year 34 th Issue 75 CENTS www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Fax 386-496-2858 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Fax 386-496-2858 uctimes@windstream.net www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes UC School District achieves highest graduation rate in a decade Beats state average, ranks in top quarter of all districts Ho-ho-ho! Its Christmas time in the city of Lake Butler Fire claims home and pets of Providence family Community rallies support in the spirit of Christmas Union County High School seniors Austin Dukes and Daquin Buddy Edwards will participate in an all-star football game this Saturday, Dec. 21, in Sebring, while two other all-star games in the new year will feature UCHS seniors as well. Dukes and Edwards, who has committed to Liberty University, will play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South game this weekend. Edwards will later participate in the Florida-Georgia Border Wars game in Valdosta along with teammate Princeton Alexander. The annual Columbia Youth Football Association all-star game in Lake City will feature UCHS players Alexander, Dukes, Geordyn Green, Andrew Jones, Phillip Lillie and Talon Tyler. Edwards so because of his commitment to the previously mentioned games. LEFT: Lillie dives into the end zone during his last game of season. 6 UCHS football players selected for all-star games BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Around 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, a house fire consumed the joy of the season for a family in Providence who lost everything, including beloved pets caught inside. But the community immediately rallied to bring Christmas back and instill hope. Firefighters began attacking the fire at the home of Don and Heather Neilson, located on the south side of S.R. 238 just east of the Columbia County line. When Heather frantically drove up into the yard at around 11:38, she immediately told an EMT and deputy sheriff, My animals are in there! Did you get my animals? However, the structure was too far gone to attempt any rescue, and would get worse 10 minutes later as a black plume of smoke emerged from a failing roof, blocking out the sun and revealing flames shooting up into the air. Those animals included a pot-bellied pig and three dogs. She also has a German shepherd that stays outside. Her husband, Don, arrived soon afterward to console his wife and watch helplessly along with her and other family and friends. Firefighters on the scene were delayed because ammunition started going off early on due to the intense heat generated by the fire. It held us back a bit, because once that happens, we have to pull back, said Mitch Andrews, fire chief of the Union County Volunteer Fire Department. There was a lot of ammunition going off, rounds and rounds going off, said Kenny Mason who was in the area from Jacksonville servicing generators. Those firemen walked right up on it so they could put water on (the house). See FIRE, 2A BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Dec. 11, the Florida Department of Education released the 2012-13 school year graduation rates for districts throughout the state, showing the Union County School District achieving its highest rate in a decade at 79 percentup from 70.4 percent the previous school yearand ranking it ahead of neighboring counties. Its lowest was just 55.1 percent during the 2007-08 school year. Union County has come a long way, but the goal is still 100 percent. Were above the state average of 75.6 percent, said Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk. Were very proud of that. Were working toward 100 percent. He said only four districts had higher graduation rates in the North East Florida Educational Consortium region and only 14 districts did throughout Florida. The year-over-year improvement Faulk attributes to us making sure that you identify the at-risk students and follow through their school yearsthrough high school years to be exact. Ninth grade is the typically the most difficult year, he said. Teachers can help students push through by encouraging students to complete high school and look further down the road, to have a plan, whether that includes college, vocational training, military or a number of other options. Here are the graduation rates for Union County over the past 10 years: 2003-04: 64.4% 2004-05: 70.3% 2005-06: 64.8% 2006-07: 67.3% 2007-08: 55.1% 2008-09: 63.8% 2009-10: 64.3% 2010-11: 73.7% 2011-12: 70.4% 2012-13: 79.0% Governor Scott said, News that graduation rates have risen by more than 5 percentage points since 2010-11 means more Florida students are receiving a quality education so they can pursue their dreams. Education is critical to Floridas future workforce and thats why we fought so hard to secure $480 million for teacher pay raises. While Floridas improved graduation rates is good news, we will continue working hard to ensure every child has access to a quality education. I am very pleased that Floridas graduation rate continues to rise, said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. Floridas parents and teachers have worked very hard to help students be successful and I want to thank them for their continued efforts to help students graduate from high school ready to move on to college and a career. The graduation rate measures the percentage of students who graduate within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade. The rate is calculated for an adjusted cohort of studentsa group of students on the same schedule to graduatetaking into account those who enter or exit the group. The federal graduation rate is used in calculating high school grades and allows for comparison among states. Beginning in 2011, federal regulations required states to calculate a four-year graduation rate that includes only standard diplomas. Previously, Floridas official graduation rate included both standard and special diploma recipients. Students who earn a special diploma, a GEDbased diploma, a certificate of completion, or have been retained and are still in school are not included as graduates in the federal graduation rate For details, visit www.fldoe.org ABOVE: Sissy Cushman, Samantha Douglas, Lisa Parrish The rain dampened the first part of the morning for Worthington Springs Christmas in the Park event on Saturday, Dec. 14. It was shut down around 3:00 p.m. because of area thunderstorms. But when the sun came out, the crowd came back. The bouncy houses stayed full and each child received a Happy Birthday Jesus goodie bag when they came in and went to the craft table to make things to go in it such as bracelets, ornaments and cards. They wrote letters to Santa and put them in the mail box. Santa showed up, walking around for several hours, talking to the children and taking pictures. A disc jockey provided music while children danced on the clay ball field. Worthington Springs Councilwoman Betty Elixson, her husband, Dean, and daughter, Michelle Pendergast, started the event last year to make money for the town to purchase Christmas lights and a good way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It was a lot of hard work, Betty said. This year when everyone wanted us to do it again we formed a committee. That made it a lot easier on us since it was late planning. So much appreciation goes out to this people that gave of their time and talents. Sissy Cushman, who works at the Union County Sheriffs Office, was a lot of help last year and this year arranging for safety, from flashing signs and the cakewalk to the child ID program, among other things. Randy, Rhonda and Sierra Willingham took on the bouncy houses and Joan and Samantha Douglas manned the craft tables, like they all did last year. Mason Elixson was the welcome committee, handing out the goodie bags again this year with help from Taylor Massey. Worthington Springs Mayor Ronny Pinkston arranged for Santa, advertising signs and the DJ. His wife, Melanie, contacted vendors, put up all the Christmas lights in the park and helped with the event overall. Her excitement carried over to all of us, Betty said. Worthington Springs Councilman Keith Parrish, his wife, Wendy, and boys helped with Christmas lights, the Facebook page, setting up tables and chairs and with anything that needed to be done. W.C. Blue won the raffle on the vendors basket and Kelly Jo Harris won the GoDaddy Lures tackle box full of the homemade lures. For food, participants enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, boiled peanuts, honey, funnel cakes and all kinds of cookies, cakes and pies. Vendors were also on hand selling Pampered Chef, woodwork, hair bows, jewelry and Christmas wreaths. Worthington Springs hosts Christmas at the Park Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passes awayUnion County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead died Wednesday afternoon, Dec.18 from cardiac faiure after a brief illness, according to a UCSO press release. Whitehead just turned 60 in September and had served as Unions sheriff since 1985. Due to press deadlines, the Times couldnt obtain any more information, but will have full coverage in next weeks edition.

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 (386) 496-2261 John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Vincent Alex Brown Sports Editor:Cliff Smelley Advertising:Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting:Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv.Mary Johnson Bookkeeping:Joan Stewart-JonesUnion County TimesUSPS 648-200 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Lake Butler Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UNION COUNTY TIMES125 E. Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054Subscription Rate in T rade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months The radio dispatcher told the first responders that a passerby saw some smoke coming from the house and called it in. The person saw a car outside the two-car garage and knocked on the front door to see if anyone was inside. However, they had to stop once they heard the ammunition go off. Andrews said another passerby also saw smoke and continued on to the Ellisville station of Columbia County Fire Rescue. They headed toward the house and when they saw it was near the county line, proceeded to start attacking the fire. When UCFD got the call, it took approximately 20 minutes to finally get on scene. CCFR had also provided a tanker by the time UCFD arrived, and continued to provide much-needed to support to battle what became a lost cause. By noon the CCFR tanker was dry and the UCFD engine drove up to provide 1,000 gallons of water. Another CCFR tanker soon pulled up to provide even more water. One firefighter, who had to pour water on his head to cool off, said, Boy, Im glad to see you! Union County EMS Director Chris Drum came in with a tanker from UCFD, which was connected in tandem to provide even more water. Tankers can go locally to the 10,000-gallon water tank at the park in Providence to refill. At one point, Melanie Black drove up with her daughter, Elizabeth Neilson, who plays clarinet in the Union County High School band. Don, the homeowner, is her father. One of (the pets) Liz had since before she was born, Black said. Thank God nobody was home. Heather, the wife of the homeowner, told WCJB TV-20 that that the newest addition to the family was a little pig. He didnt even know he was a pig he had never even been outside, she said. He would sleep inside with us. We just want our animals back. Around 12:45 the family confirmed their worst fears after briefly inspecting the outside of the house: It was a total loss and the pets did not make it. Firefighters continued to douse the fire, even calling for foam in order to finally contain it. At 1:42, Drum reported over the radio, The fire is mostly out. Andrews said his crew was on scene for about six hours total. At around 3:15, when UCHS was letting out and busses were heading out, the UCFD engine was finally heading back to the station. The cause will probably be the failure of an electrical power cord. Thats our best guess, said Captain Phil Roman with the Division of State Fire Marshall who investigated the fire. He operates out of the Northeast Region office in Jacksonville. We will never know, but we feel pretty confident. Cheap extension cords and some power strips can overheat when overloaded and/ or when covered up, causing a heat buildupsometimes called hyper-insulation, he said. Some people cover cords to keep from tripping on them, which can lead to this. It was in the front room, pretty close to other furniture. Then it kind of snowballed, Roman said. He said dresser on top of the cord and the ammunition played a part too, creating a domino effect. Just a very tragic thing, he said. They were pretty devastated, and obviously so. He said that the Red Cross, UCFD and UC EMS brought food out there to the family. Lt. Lyn Williams with the Union County Sheriffs Office said that his office has been collecting items on behalf of the family. People have really come out and donated to the family, he said. So far that includes over $600 in gift cards and hundreds of dollars in clothes and Christmas gifts for the childrenLiz along with a son and daughter who live with the Neilsons. Additionally, Drum thanked Skips Deli in Lake Butler for providing food to the first responders, which he said they do often. Walt Lahman said that when Tom and Betty Hatcher let him know about the situation, his church, Old Providence Baptist Church, moved into action and began also gathering clothes, household items and Christmas gifts for the family. They also obtained toiletries, pots and pans, dishes and towels. One of our missions is to meet the needs of our community, Lahman said. When Tom and Betty e-mailed me this morning, I sent the information to everyone on our church e-mail list and also to the Beulah Baptist Association. Meally Jenkins, our benevolence director, and Robert Harden started working in their areas of expertise and got the ball rolling with our people. Our pastor, Kenneth Edenfield, added more push to the efforts. Part of those items came through the ministry of Jenkins called The Dream Machine in Lake City. She is the sister of Ricky Jenkins, a former commissioner with Union County who retired after 20 years in November of last year. Coincidentally, the Union County Commissioners had a regularly scheduled meeting the night of the fire, and both Drum and Commissioner Wayne Smith remarked that this is the second house fire within the previous 10 days in the Providence area. The first one was a minor one at Smiths daughters house. Nevertheless, it seemed to underscore the need for a fire station in the Providence, which has been debated for nearly two years now. Smith asked that at an unrelated special meeting planned soon, that they again discuss the fire station. Ive done a lot of figuring and talking to people, Smith said. Id like to discuss (getting a fire station), in a peaceful manner, he emphasized. Chairman Jimmy Tallman agreed. Perhaps the Neilson familys loss will spark a plan to finally get a fire station built in Providence. Until the Neilsons figure out a plan for rebuilding, they are currently staying with family in Wellborn. To provide donations to the Neilson family, contact either the UCSO at 386-496-2501 or sheriff@unionsheriff.us Meally at enkins@isgroup.net or Edenfield at kennethedenfield@bellsouth.net FIRE Continued from 1A

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Union County Times 3A 23320 N State Road 235 Brooker, FL 32622T aking new patients. Discounted sliding scale rates. Medical Clinic: Dental Clinic: Health Insurance Navigator: A Full Service Liquor & Package Store Mon-W ed 10am 10pm Thurs 10am Midnight Fri-Sat 10am 1amDrive-Thru Service 440 W Main StreetUnion LiquorsGas & Coin Laundry Mon-T hurs 7am 9pm Fri & Sat 7am 10pm Sun 10am 6pm 260 W Main StreetSunrise Food MartMerry Christmas& Happy New Yearto Allfrom the owners & families of Lak e Butler, FL SHATTOHeating & Air, Inc.595 W. Main St. Lake Butler, FL(386) 496-8224 Warmest greetings to all our customers.Thanks for your business! (12 miles west of Lake Butler) 386-755-4328 SMITH & SONS FEED AND SEED rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-12902 Coach pleased so far with UC girls weightlifting season The season is still early, but Union County High School girls weightlifting coach Bryan Griffis has already called this years team the best hes ever had. Union is coming off of a loss to Gainesville, but the Tigers scored 32 points against the Purple Hurricanes. No other team has scored more than 11 points against Gainesville, which was fourth in the state last season. These girls are great, Griffis said of his team members. GHS has six seniors. We have none. The Tigers have competed in three meets this season. Some of their notable results include: Kristen Cook (199) and Kaylee Findley (unlimited) earning first-place finishes in every meet; Kaiden Romrell (110) placing second in all three meets; Latavia Jackson (139) and Kayla Geraghty (169) each placing first in a meet against Columbia County and each placing second against Gainesville; Brandi McCoy (199) placing second against both Columbia and Gainesville; Latia Jackson (110) placing second against Gainesville, while Kenyatta Perry (129) and McKenzie Pilcher (169) each placed second against Columbia; Yvonne Edwards (154) placing second against Columbia and third against Gainesville; Lily Jackson (183) placing third against both Columbia and Gainesville; Kayla Osborne (183) placing third against Columbia; Latiyah McDonald (154) and Jakia Green (190) each placing third against Gainesville. at the Florida Sunshine Christmas cantata at Grace Christian, Dec. 22 Grace Christian Fellowship is having a Christmas cantata titled, "Heaven On Earth," on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 4948 SW 107th Ave in Lake Butler. For more information call 386-496-2859 or visit www.gcfbc.org Santa rode high on the

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 fromBrett & Larae Parrish& Family and Everyone fromUnionLasteel Metal Buildings, Inc. M erry ChristmasfromRed, Kenneth, Curtis & their families 386-496-2488 ay y our stockings be stuffed with Christmas goodies & the joy of the season! 610 S .W. 6th STREET LAKE BUTLER 386-496-3361WE ACCEPT EBT & WIC Seasons GreetingsA child is born, the heavens sing praises to His Name Merry Christmas & Happy New YearLake Butler Farm Center(386) 496-3921 SR-121 Lake Butler FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 WORTH NOTING Union County Times holiday schedule The offices of the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times and Lake Region Monitor will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Years holidays. There will be an early deadline for the Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 papersMonday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 30, by noon. Both papers will be published in time to be on the street on Tuesday and in mailboxes on Thursday. Seeking Guardian Angels for children GPC Missions (Giving Peace to Children) is seeking local Guardian Angels to help Union County children of all ages receive at least one of the gifts on their wish list this year. The families selected cannot afford Christmas for them. GPC is also accepting donations of winter clothes (new and used). Call for size sizes, and diapers for the little ones. Call or text Sue Raper at 386-984-6072 or email her at sraper73@gmail.com Learn more about GPC Missions at www.gpcmissions.org Big Red Christmas Drive, Dec. 23 The 12th Annual Big Red Christmas Drive giveaway will be at the Lake Butler Community Center on Monday, Dec. 23, beginning at 1 p.m. Their program is for needy families in Union County only; children ages 2-12. Families can get help with gifts for their kids for Christmas by coming on that day. They must bring proof of residency (drivers license or a piece of mail) and also must provide each childs birth certificate or social security card. Children must be present. They are also taking donations. They can be dropped off at Sweet Temptations or they can arrange pick-up. Monetary donations can be mailed to BRCD at P.O. Box 151, Lake Butler, FL 32054. Substitute teacher training, Jan. 9 Substitute training will be held for new substitutes and for those who did not substitute teach for at least 10 days during the 2012-13 school year, Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union County Adult Education building. Contact Pam Pittman at 386-496-2045 ext. 230. UCT Legals 12/19/13 The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a pub lic hearing and business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: January 7, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. PLACE: A & A Transport Office lo cated at the Union County Transpor tation Facility, 255 SW 9th Avenue, Lake Butler, Florida GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct a public hearing and business meeting of the Union County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be ob tained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommoda tions to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Flori da Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re spect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed ing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. 12/19 1tchg-UCT PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Depart ment of Agriculture, is considering an exchange of interests in land (sur face use easements) with Columbia County and Plum Creek Timberlands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the authority of the National Trails System Act of October 2, 1968 (16 USC 1241) and the Federal Land Exchange Facilitation Act of August 20, 1988 (43 USC. 1716). Publication of this notice is required by land ex change regulations (36 CFR 254.8) and will contribute to the public scoping effort to identify any issues associated with this project (40 CFR 1501.7). The interest in land under the juris diction of the FS that is being consid ered for exchange can be described as: A railroad easement being 50 feet either side of the centerline of the proposed rail line located in T. 3S., R. 18E, Section 31, Tallahassee Meridi an, Columbia County, Florida. The interest in land under the jurisdic is being considered for exchange can be described as: An easement for the Florida National Scenic Trail being a 10 foot wide strip of land lying 5 feet on each side within portions of Sec tion 36, Township 3 South, Range 18 East and Section 1, Township 4 South, Range 18 East, Columbia County Florida and portions of Sec tions 6, 7, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 19 East, Baker County, Flori da, and portions of Sections 19, 29, 30, and 32, Township 4 South, Range 19 East and a portion of Sections 5 & 8, in Township 5 South, Range 19 East, Union County, Florida. Both easements are approximate ly 6.27 acres and legal descriptions are located at the Forest Supervisors Office in Tallahassee, Florida. Maps and a more detailed description of the proposed exchange may be found on the project website (http://goo.gl/ aID2s4) or are available upon request (contact Matthew Trager at mdtrag er@fs.fed.us or 850-523-8582). The FS requests comments to deter mine if the exchange is in the public interest and if the lands are affect ed by liens, encumbrances or other claims. Comments may be sent to Susan Jeheber-Matthews, Forest Su pervisor, by mail (National Forests of Florida, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, Florida 323034160) or by email (comments-south ern-florida@fs.fed.us) within 45 days after the initial date of publication of this notice. Comments will be placed in the public record for this project and individuals who submit comments will receive future project updates unless otherwise requested. 12/19 4tchg 1/9-UCT On January 20,1992, the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida adopted Ordinance No. 91-07, which established the pol icy of the County to promote equal opportunity to obtain adequate hous ing by all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, marital status, familial status, age, handicap or national origin. These ordinances are available for public inspection at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, lo cated at 15 NE 1st Street, Lake But ler, Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Any aggrieved person may file a com plaint of a housing discrimination act with the: Florida Commission on Human Re lations 2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 100 Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Toll-free Telephone: 1.800,342.8170 or U.S. Department of Housing and Ur ban Development 451 7th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20410 Toll-free Telephone: 1.800.669.9777 To request information or assistance locally, you may contact James Tall man, Chair, at the County Offices or telephone 386.496.4241. FAIR HOUSING COORDINATOR, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPOR TUNITIES COORDINATOR AND AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT CO ORDINATOR For questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures re garding the Americans with Disabil ities Act, please contact James Tall man, Chair, at the County Offices or telephone 386.496.4241, who serves as the Coordinator for Fair I lousing, Equal Employment Opportunity and Section 504, and Americans with Dis abilities Act. 12/19 1tchg-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000024 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FI NANCE, INC., a Tennessee corpora tion authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM EDWARD HINSON A/K/A WILLIAM E. HINSON; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION of 9266 Northwest 148th Trail, Lake Butler, FL. 32054; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM EDWARD HINSON A/K/A WILLIAM E. HINSON and CAPITOL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., Defendants. NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg ment of Foreclosure entered on in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST), at UNION County Court house: Exhibit A LOT 1, COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 9266 NW 148th Trail, Lake Butler, FL 32054 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN TEREST 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: December 13, 2013 CLERK OF THE COURT UNION COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listen ing device to participate in a proceed ing, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org Sonya K. Daws, Esq. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 600 Tallahassee, FL 32301 12/19 2tchg 12/26-UCT Legals BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor For the second time in four months, Clay Electric members will see an increase in their monthly bills. In October, the utility increased its monthly customer charge by $3. In addition, the coop increased its energy charge on the first 1,000-kilowatt hours of power from 7.48 cents to 7.63 cents per kilowatt hour. In January, Clay Electric will begin passing through a 4.4 percent increase that its power supplier, Seminole Electric, imposed on the Keystone Heightsbased utility and nine other coops that own Seminole electric. The other nine co-ops that buy power from Seminole are Talquin in Quincy, TriCounty in Madison, Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, Central Florida in Chiefland, Sumter in Sumpterville, Withlacoochee River in Dade City, Peace River in Wauchula, Glades in Moore Haven, and Lee County in North Fort Myers. Seminole generates most of its power from a 1,300-megawatt coal fired power plant north of Palatka. The wholesale power supplier also operates an 810-megawatt natural gas-powered plant along the Polk and Hardee County line. It sells the electricity to its 10 members, which are located in the panhandle and down the middle of the state with seven located north of the Interstate 4 corridor and three located south of the highway. The January increase will appear in the power cost adjustment line of Clay Electric members bills. Members who consume 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see their bill increase by about $5 a month. Seminole said it increased the rate because of excess capacity, increases in the costs of fuels and the necessity to replace expiring supply contracts with agreements that wound up more expensive. The power supplier said that it had planned for power demand to increase around 4 percent a year, but in recent years growth had slowed to 0. It projects that though 2016, it will have more capacity than consumer demand. Seminoles 10 member coops saw steady growth in both megawatt hours sold and customer connections through 2009. However, in the following year, customer connections dropped from 903,490 in 2009 to 848,274 in 2010. In 2011 and in 2012, connections rebounded to 850,631 and 858,972, around the same number of customers Seminole and its members served in 2005. Megawatt hours sold peaked from 17.172 million in 2009 to 15,468 million in 2012, a 10 percent decrease. Similarly, Seminoles revenues peaked from $1.459 billion in 2010 to $1.223 billion in 2012, a 16 percent drop. The co-ops net margin fell from $60 million in 2010 to $12 million in 2012, an 80 percent decline. In its November newsletter, the Kilowatt, Clay Electric said that even with the January increase in its power cost adjustment charge, the co-ops rates remain among the lowest in the state. The utility also said that around 72 percent of its annual budget goes to pay for wholesale power costs. Clay Electric raising power cost adjustment charge LB Social Club elects new officers The Lake Butler Social Club held its annual election of officers at the Dec. 7 dinner/ dance. The elected officers for the 2014 club year are: Mary Mader, president; Sandra Tyre, vice president; Peggy Denmark, treasurer; Joretta Davis, secretary. Lane Altom, Joe Key and Shirley Long were selected as board members. The kitchen/food director is Lynn Denmark. The Christmas Dance will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, and a New Years Blue and White Party will be on Saturday, Dec. 28. The club welcomes guests for an admission fee of $8.00.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Union County Times 5A Mer ry Christmas Maines Insur ance & Real Estate25 E. Main Street Lake Butler (386) 496-3978 386-496-9656 275 W est Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 (Suwannee Medical Building)12 Years Experience Admitted to State and Federal Bar (M and S. Dist.) Good Shepherd Lutheran Chur ch (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) gslcstarke@aol.com Everyone W elcome!Children s Church 10 a.m. Many people during this time of year celebrate the holiday season as a remembrance of Christs birth. However, the Bible nowhere speaks of Christians celebrating Christs birth or of a religious observance of Christmas. Many think they are doing God a service by celebrating Christs birth but they are not because they cannot do such in His name or by His authority (Colossians 3:17). While Jesus did call upon us to remember His death every first day of the week in the observance of the Lords Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 20:7), nowhere did He give instructions for when or how to celebrate His birth. Some may still think there is no harm in celebrating Christmas as Christs birthday but remember how Nadab and Abihu died when they sought to serve God as they saw fit instead of following Gods pattern (Leviticus 10:1-2). Bible Study at 9:00 AM on Sun and 7:30 PM on Wed Worship at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Sun. UCHS A/B Honor Roll 9th GRADE Allyson Ash, Chloe Bailey, Amanda Bertine, Joyce Chandler, Tyrus Cook, Olivia Crawford, Samantha Cruz, Kaitlyn Davis, Campbell Falk, Jasmine Farmer, Sierra Ferguson, Philip Gainey, Mariah Griner, Ty Hamilton, Andre Hampton, Seth Hendricks, Matthew Jobin, Phillip Joyner, Ciara Kearns, Dawson Kitler, Leanne Kline, Taylor Lilliston, Justin Lovelace, Noah Mattox, Maggie Parrish, Jacob Ricks, Falyn Rimes, Ashley Roberts, Holland Roberts, Victoria Rosaly, Alyssa Rose, Bethany Rose, Samantha Sardo, Kenneth Smith, Qushawn Smith, Jordan Snyder, Shynese Stoutamire, Dylan Thornton, Cassie Tomlinson, Tarek Walker, Ethan West, Jake Whitehead, Kalin Williams, Kayla Williams, Marshall Worrell, Noah Wright and Molly Zapp Nia Alexander, Savannah Baggett, Haley Barnes, Philip Brown, Jesstin Castillo, Courtney Christie, Evan Coleman, Brittney Cooper, Hunter Crawford, Katherine Deshong, Francisco Gomez, Allie Hedman, Treyce Hersey, Ashley Holt, Latia Jackson, Kinedy Johnson, Jamie Loznicka, Caleb Mattox, Saulius Mazeika, Latiyah McDonald, Shelby McDowell, Patrick Miller, Molly OSteen, Jordan Pilcher, Travis Rogers, Wilbur Rogers, Cheyenne Sapp-Beard, Carly Shaw, Troy Underhill, Ashlynn Vaughn, Chad Ward, Emily West, Kymberlyn Williams, Wyatt Williams and Morgan Worrell Rebecca Andrews, Cody Church, Caleb Cox, Aniston Crawford, Alyssa Davison, Gavin Drawdy, Kaleb Dubose, Dylan Durrance, Nicolas Goodwin, Jordan Gore, Waylon Griffis, Christopher Hodgson, Kaitlyn Holmes, Kalyn Ingram, Amke Jebens, Ashley Johnson, Tyler Lewis, Brianna Martin, Alexa Park, Emily Potter, Aaron Provin, Sifoa Robbins, Meagan Sellers, Kelsey Thornton, Thomas Webb, Chase Wilkerson and Shyla Young Atiyah Adams, Tristan Andrews, Jonathan Besso, Andrew Bloomfield, Mikayla Chandler, Joseph Chiominto, Larry Collins, Bradley Deshong, Quay Drawdy, Jordyn Driggers, Miranda Ely, Geordyn Green, Ericka Griffis, Jacob Hedman, Garrett Hersey, Taylor Joyner, Justin Lindsey, Samuel Lovelace, Colten McAlister, Joshua Mines, Ashley Mock, Breanna Moppert, Kayla Nettles, Peyton Powell, Teigan Rengering, Benjamin Riggs, Rafael Sanchez-Gutierrez, Angelique Truett, Elizabeth Veals, Ryan Ward, Scott Whitlow, Mitchell Williams and Danielle Willis School

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Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and CSX. As usual, the Department of Corrections came through in a big way. Warren said he asked the department for 147 correctional officers, but it was obvious the department sent a lot more than that. The departments involvement meant the event actually had a surplus of cops. We ran out of kids and baskets before we ran out of officers, Warren said. (DOC officers) come in force. To have them contribute is great. Judy Sumpter was one of those correctional officers. She sounded as if she had as much fun as any of the children. I really enjoyed it, she said. If I can do it again, Ill do it again every year. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Sydney and Mark may not know each other But they share a common enemy. UFHealth.orgAs an infant, Sydney Thomas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Mark Atkinson has been working for more than 25 years developing treatments to prevent and even cure diabetes. Dr. Atkinsons work at UF Health is shedding new light on Sydneys disease. And its an invisible connection thats helping us move medicine forward.UF Health and Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Now Showing Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 8:00 Sat, 5:00, 8:00 Sun, 5:15 Mon., Wed., Thurs, 7:15 CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVEEXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Will Ferrell inANCHORMAN 2THE LEGEND CONTINUESFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:45, 7,00, 9:10 Sun, 4:45, 7:00 Mon., Wed., Thurs, 7:15 CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE PG-13Martin Freeman in You have the right to have a merry Christmas BY CLIFF SMELLEY Regional News/Sports Editor If the Grinch lived in Bradford County instead of adjacent to Whoville, chances are his heart still wouldve grown three sizes Starke Elementary School student Anna Hallan and Brandy Roberts of Florida State Prison prepare to check out. Starke Elementary School student Malik Lucas gets some assistance in selecting a toy from Derrick Sapp of the Corrections Corporation of America. if he witnessed the Starke Police Departments annual Shop With a Cop program. Every year community donations and fundraisers, plus grants from Walmart, allow children identified by their teachers as having a needbut still doing everything that is required of them in schoolto participate in a shopping spree at Walmart of Starke. As you would guess by the name, each child is accompanied by a cop. The event began in 2005 with 43 children. This years event, which was Dec. 17, was made up of 213 children. I didnt expect it to be quite this large, said Union County Sheriffs Office Deputy Mindy Goodwin, who was participating for the first time. Im amazed at the number of kids out here. Starke Police Department Capt. Barry Warren, who organizes the event, has received so much in donations this year that he has allowed smaller groups of children to participate in shopping sprees outside of the Dec. 17 event, since space limitations prevented Walmart from hosting every single child at once. Next year, though, plans are to have an official two-day event. Warren said the support he has received makes him proud to be a part of this community. You can call this a small county if you want, Warren said, but when it comes to heart, theres not a county in this state that compares. Starke Police Department Officer Michael Tew, who was participating in the event for the first time, said, We have a lot of people in the community who look out for the children. Thats Brooker Elementary student David Hinds tries on a bicycle helmet as Mark Williams of RMC looks on. always good. Since the event has grown to include so many children, it takes personnel from several agencies to provide a cop for each child to shop with. Besides local law-enforcement officers, the event included officers from Gainesville and Alachua, as well as agencies such as the See SHOP, 10B Starke Police Department Taylor follows Brooker Elementary student Jasmine Mabry in one of Walmarts toy aisles as she looks for something that captures her fancy.

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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Regional News/Sports Editor Community State Bank in Starke has been a part of Sharon Bennetts life for 44 years, and retirement wont change that. Bennett is set to end a career she began at the age of 17. She went from simply answering the phone to working in lending for 33 years and eventually becoming senior vice president. Im leaving the work part of it, but I dont feel like Im leaving the family, Bennett said. Ill still be a part of the Community State Bank family. Perhaps it was fate that Bennetts parents, Jeff and Maude Prevatt, started banking at Community State Bank when it first opened. She remembers accompanying her parents to the bank as a girl and thinking, Maybe Ill work at that bank one day. The Lawtey native, after graduating from Bradford High School, actually applied for a job at both Community State Bank and the old Florida Bank. Reflecting upon it today, Bennett said there werent many opportunities for a 17-year-old. People didnt want to hire you until you were 18, she said. Community State Bank did 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 When two experienced specialists in urology expand their practices, thats good news for Starke residents. Dr. Nseyo has an extensive medical background and is a proven educator in urologytraining the next generation of specialists. Dr. Narayan has expertise in less invasive and innovative urology care and is the former Chair of Urology at Shands UF in Gainesville. GLAD YOURE HERE, DR. NSEYO AND DR. NARAYAN 922 E. Call Street Starke, FL 32091 904-368-2300 For more information about our urologists and our staff of expert physicians, go to ShandsStarke.com.Independent members of the medical staff.SHANDS STARKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES TWO UROLOGISTS TO STARKE. Perinchery Narayan, M.D., Board-Certied Urologist Unyime Nseyo, M.D., FACS, Board-Certied Urologist We will be open on 12/24 from 11am 2:30pm and closed all day on Christmas. 964-8061US 301, Starke Whats so special about Christmas?Christmas brings back fond memories as a child growing up and wondering what was under the Christmas tree. Special memories and a season of joy and excitement. I still enjoy Christmas with my children and grandchildren. But as I got older I realized there is a lot more to celebrate. The Bible says Thanks to God for his indescribable gift 2 Cor. 9:15 NIV So as we celebrate this special season called Christmas, lets really remember the baby born in a manger. Isaiah 9:6 says, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. This is who we celebrate. What a tremendous encouragement what a promise of hope. If ever we needed hope we need it now. So the Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, gives you and I hope, in spite of our circumstances. Jesus said in Acts 20:35, it is more blessed to give than to receive. God gave it all when Jesus was born in the manger. The Savior of the World. What a gift what a reason to celebrate Christmas. Thats whats so special about Christmas. Merry Christmas Harry & JoAnn Hatcher & all of us at Western Steer Gift CertificatesBuy $50 Gift Certificate& Get $10 Gift Certificate Free!The Perfect Christmas Gift!From now through Dec. 24 Bennett: leaving a job, but remaining part of a family Sharon Bennett is retiring after a 44-year career at Community State Bank, where she began working as a 17-yearold fresh out of Bradford High School. hire her, and thus began a lifelong education of the banking world. It was an education Bennett embraced. When quitting time rolled around, she was more apt to stay late and help others with their work. I was willing to put in the work that was required to learn the different positions at the bank, Bennett said. She fondly remembers Margaret Miller, who also encouraged her to learn as much as she could. She was the one who really took me under her wing, I guess, and said, Youre going to learn this, Bennett said. Many peoplepast and presenthave helped Bennett, but she said the two who probably had the greatest impact on her career were Miller and Ray Norman. In fact, it was because of Norman she wound up working in lending. Ray talked me into that one, Bennett said. He told me I could do it. Bennett admitted the thought of working in that area intimidated her, but once she got into it, she found she really liked it. She has enjoyed the relationship with her customers, whether they were looking to start a business or purchase a home or vehicle. Ive been able to help a lot of people, Bennett said. Im going to miss that. In fact, Bennett said her customers have become her BY CLIFF SMELLEY Regional News/Sports Editor It has been a great way to interact with the community and, more importantly, an avenue of employment training for its consumers, but the thrift store opened by the Arc of Bradford County in October 2008 will be closing its doors on Friday, Dec. 20. Sherry Ruszkowski, the executive director of the Arc of Bradford, and Tony Sellars, the Arcs operations director, said the decision to close the store has been a sad one for all involved with the Arc, but the bottom line is the thrift store is a business, and it was one that was losing money. Weve had many faithful customers, Sellars said, but the time has come where it doesnt support itself anymore. Ruszkowski said the thrift store was operating at a deficit every month this year, which, of course, made it tough to cover overhead and pay the consumers who worked there. The decision was put off for months, but eventually the decision to close the store had to be made. Its a no-brainer, Ruszkowski said. Any responsible business owner would be making this decision. The mission of the Arc of Bradford County is to provide support such as adult day training, residential services, community employment and supported living services for individuals with varying disabilities. Yet it was getting difficult for the Arc to provide those services and maintain staff cuts in state funding year after year. We needed to branch out Arc staff: closing thrift store a tough but right, decision See BENNETT, 3B See STORE, 7B

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Ruth Corwine (center) is pictured with daughter Margaret Anderson and son-in-law Win Armstrong during a birthday celebration on Dec. 13. The Womans Club of Starke was the location for a surprise 95th birthday luncheon and bridge party for Ruth Corwine on Friday, Dec. 13. The party was hosted by Ruths daughter, Margaret Anderson and son-in-law, Win Armstrong, Shea Huey Shea and Judy are Margarets college buddies. Pictured above are: (seated, l-r) were Muriel Wilson, Virginia Darby, guest of honor Ruth Corwine, Peggy Godwin, (standing, l-r) Joyce Green, Marsha Welch (from Savannah), Mille Haynes, Marty Berry, Joann Rowe, Sonja Anderson, Del Dougherty and Liz Jarmon. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Corwine treated to surprise 95th birthday party Please JoinFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCHforCHRISTMAS EVEUNDERTHE STARSMon Dec 24th 6:30pm The Service will be held at the Church Parsonage located at 1307 Raiford Road Hwy 16 West Starke, FLContact the church or visit our website:www.firstumc.ccFirst United Methodist Church200 N. Walnut St. Starke, FL (904) 964-6864We will gather out in the cool brisk night air to celebrate the birth of the Savior with family and friends. This years celebration is themed Christmas Wonderland Under the Stars. Who knows, there might even be SNOW! All you need to bring is a lawn chair and a friend to enjoy the Christmas story, candlelight, live nativity, communion and lots of carols. The grand finale of our celebration will be the releasing of Christmas lanterns. Its going to be spectacular! Thanks to all our Patients and Friends Socials friends, but many dont know shes retiring. She admitted she just doesnt have the heart to tell them. Some of them have been here as long as I have, Bennett said. Its kind of hard to say, Oh, I wont be here to serve you when you come in again. If you talk to Bennett, you will get the impression that such a caring attitude isand has beena part of Community State Bank. She has experienced it under three generations of leadership of the Johns family founder Charley Johns, his son, Jerome, and Jeromes son, Phillip. Charley Johns didnt work in the bank as he was busy with his insurance agency, but he did drop in to chat with employees who had the time to do so, Bennett said. He always was interested in your family and how you were doing, Bennett said. She saw the same kind of concern from both Jerome and Phillip Johns. If something tragic ever occurred to a bank employees family, Bennett said you could count on one of the Johns men to be the first to call you. They like to think the people who work for them are family, Bennett said, adding, Everybody that you work with here is that way. It makes it nice. Bennett is excited, though, about retirement, which she made up her mind to do in October. She has nothing specifically planned for this next phase of her life, though, other than spending more time with her only grandchild (Madison Bennett). Bennett said shes one of those people who doesnt know what each day holds in store for her until she wakes up that morning. Anybody who knows me knows I dont make plans, she said. Bennetts husband, Dean, who worked for Plum Creek for 39 years and also did some work as an emergency medical technician, is currently the maintenance director for Bradford County. My husbands not going to retire at the present time, so if I decide to go somewhere, Ill leave him a note and let him know where Im at, Bennett said with a laugh. Whatever she decides to do, it will make up what she refers to as the next chapter in her life. If its anything like her lifes previous chapter, it should be enjoyable. This has been a long chapter, but a good one, Bennett said in regard to her work at Community State Bank. Hopefully, this next chapter will be a long chapter, too, and a good one. BENNETT Continued from 2B Dear Editor: I find it extremely upsetting over the publicity received concerning the Mayor of Hampton. Any trickle of wrong doing, in Lawtey or Hampton, brings quick media attention from the Gainesville Sun (front page) and the Bradford Telegraph. Even embezzlers to small business and our County receive little to no media coverage. I do not condone Moores actions, but cannot equate the difference given to a Hampton Mayor and an admitted cocaine using State Legislator by our Governor. Living in the Hampton vicinity for 55 years, some of Bradfords finest reside in Hampton and its vicinity, along with one of the best schools in our County. Joe Riddick Media quick to report wrongdoings in Hampton Dear Editor: In the past few months Bradford County has stopped accepting animals from Starke residents at the Bradford County Animal Control and Adoption Center because of the lack of an interlocal agreement between the City of Starke and Bradford County. The question is WHY? Is it because they think that Starke residents are not citizens of Bradford County? Do they think that Starke residents are not paying taxes to Bradford County already? Why would we need an interlocal agreement before Starke residents would be allowed to take animals to the Bradford County Animal Control and Adoption Center? Wouldnt Starke residents be just like Brooker, Hampton and Why did BC commissioners turn away Starke animals? Lawtey residents? In looking at my tax bill for the current year I was taxed by Bradford County at the same millage rate that someone in the unincorporated parts of the county is taxed by Bradford County. I verified this with the Bradford County Tax Collector just to make sure. As a Starke resident I also have a Bradford County Commissioner who represents me. I verified that with the Supervisor of Elections just to make sure. If we are taxed and represented, shouldnt we be able to take advantage of the services provided by that taxing authority? If Bradford County knows that Starke residents are citizens of Bradford County then I am confused as to what their reasoning could be. Maybe they wanted to provide other services to the animals with the Animal Control and Adoption Center but couldnt do it with the money they received through taxes already. Maybe the bad economy is making it difficult for them to budget their monies to cover all of the services that they need to provide to ALL the citizens of Bradford County. That is why, I guess, they wanted to enter into the interlocal agreement. An interlocal agreement allows government agencies in an area to share their budgets to reach a common goal they may be unable to reach separately. What a wonderful concept it is when government agencies work together on issues. But wouldnt we want Brooker, Hampton and Lawtey to participate as well? Wouldnt there need to be a discussion of what the reasoning for the interlocal agreement is? This is where we look to our elected leaders to provide direction. But it is also where citizens communicate to their elected officials what they feel is important. My hope is that the animals of Starke and all of Bradford County are important to someone. While Starke citizens wait to see how this situation will resolve, animals are at risk. How many have been dumped on a country road or worse while this situation continues? Tracy C. George Founder/President Supporters of Sheltered Animals Inc. Letters editor@bctelegraph.com

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4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you from all of us atJackson Building SupplyHarriette Jackson Eric Jackson Marc Jackson Monica Outlaw Corey Robinson Priscilla Jackson Billy Rehberg Tom Gross Becky Strachan Bill Moody Clint Lockhart Bill Bosier Bruce Jackson Greg AlvarezAt this time of year our attention is focused on Christmas. On behalf of the stockholders, officers, directors and employees of Jackson Building Supply, I would like to thank you all for your support. We realize that without you and more importantly, without the Grace and Mercy of Almighty God, we could not exist as a business or even as individuals. Because you have been so good to us and likewise God has been, we feel that we need to share with you what we believe Christmas is all about. Christmas is surely a time of giving, as is evidenced by the giving or exchanging of many gifts. When we think about Christmas giving we need to remember, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life, (John 3:16). God gave that we might believe on His Son and have a place In Heaven. Jesus paid our sin debt and rose again to show that His payment was enough. However, if we reject what He gave, we have a place in Hell. Christmas needs to be a time for receiving, for no one can give a gift unless it is received. The Bible says that the Gift of God, His Son, Jesus, came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. Even to them that believe on his name; Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:11-13) Christmas is a time of happiness, as evidenced on the face of many. Happiness depends on happenings and can be short lived to gain real Joy and Peace this Christmas, why not right now receive thegreatest gift ever given, The Lord Jesus Christ? Jesus loves us and invites us to believe in Him. If you have not made this commitment, you should right now receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. If you have just now received Him...you can know the real Joy of Christmas for the first time. For those of us who already know Him may we be drawn to a closer walk this Christmas. We thank God for the opportunity He has given us to serve your building supply and hardware needs we also thank Him for allowing us to share Jesus Christ with you. After all, without Christ there would be no Christmas.Tom Jackson We will be closed Wed., Dec. 25th at our Starke and Lake Butler locations. We will re-open Thurs., Dec. 26th at 7:30 a.m. Mark Reddish James Balkcom Mike Shemer STARKE 964-6078 LAKE BUTLER 496-3079Kelly Outlaw Greg Jackson Were your neighborhood store North 301 Starke, FL (Next to Fairgrounds) M-F 8:00-5:30 Sat 8:00-5:00 L ARGE SELECTION MEN & W OMENS WESTERN SHIRTS Long & Short Sleeve20%Justin Work Boots for menRoper Boots for Women & KidsOFF H orse Tack Sale ~ 10% OFF Camo T -Shirts too... All T-Shirts 20-50% OFF MENS COWBOY CUT JEANSPrewashed & RegularGreat Selection ~ Western Belts and Hats A Pre-School That Believes The real reason we celebrate ChristmasI have a private preschool so I am able to teach my children about baby Jesus and why He was born. We also celebrate traditional expressions of the holiday season such as Santa Claus, gifts, decorations and Christmas trees. We read stories and sing songs about baby Jesus, Santa Claus and Rudolph. We learn about the importance of giving. We take trips to the nursing home to sing to the residents. We color pictures with them, we hug by Linda Bryantand we love them. That is a precious form of giving. We as teachers also recognize the importance of make-believe in childrens emotional, cognitive and overall social development. My teachers are allowed to pray with our children. We try to teach them the real meaning of Christmas. We let them be little and believe.Linda Bryant is the owner of Bradford Preshool located at 407 W. Washington St. in Starke, FL. She may be reached at 904-964-4361. Sponsored advertisement Merry Christmas to Everyone!NORTH FLORIDAEquipments Rentals, LLC. 9080 South CR-213 Lake Butler, FL386-496-2121 Jesus is the reason for the season! WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS! There is a bumper sticker that says, I say we fish five days a week and work two. Unfortunately, many people fail to see the humor in that exaggeration because they fail to realize the passion that surrounds the activities of hunting and fishing. Only those who have experienced the solitude of the woods, rivers and lakes can appreciate how relaxing the hunting and fishing environments can be. It is probably that same fervent passion that leads so many hunters to take that hunting trip to Texas, Colorado, Montana or some other northern or western state during the winter. It was that noted motivation that led Wilbur Waters and his brother (and fellow Lawtey native), Danny, to join their brother Mike Waters on a yearly trip to Llano, Texas. This same trip is now going on a 28-year tradition. Hunting by itself would not have attracted Mike Rhoden to join the Waters Texas Trip, but talk about a great bass fishing lake on the same property was enough for him to join up. Rusty Davis and Rudy Waters (Dannys son) also frequently make the trip. Norman Dowdy and his son, Derrick Dowdy, have made the trip on a visitors basis, so it obviously has a lot of appeal to deer hunters. Florida is a great location for many outdoors activities with its tropical and subtropical climate. It does come up short, however, when compared to many other locations for deer hunting. Deer grow larger in northern and western locations, and they are more plentiful. Wilbur Waters indicated Fins, Fur & Tails Deer hunting with the Waters family that his party of eight hunters brought home 38 deer from their seven-day hunt in Texas this year. When reminded that the conversation was about deer hunting and not dove hunting, he confirmed that his party legally harvested 38 deer. So the entire party filled 38 out of 40 possible tags, and apparently a return trip is planned for the two unfilled tags. The Waters family does not plan to change its work-week schedule, but there is also no danger of it forgetting when hunting season comes around and where Llano, Texas, is located. Outdoors outlook Despite our recent warm weather, the crappie bite remains strong in nearby lakes. T.C. Lloyd, a pan fish guide from Middleburg, reports good catches from Lochloosa and Newnans, but the catch in Santa Fe remains moderate to this point. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle reports good crappie catches from Lowry, and he is building his reserves of shiners for anticipated bass action with the warm weather. Additionally, Tyson indicates that the sunshine bass bite remains strong around the Santa Fe Pass. David Shannon has made good crappie catches from Camp Blanding lakes that he fishes via Rod and Gun Club contact members. Both Gulf and east coast guide services provide a diverse picture of the coasts. Noel Kuhn, a surf-fishing guide from Jacksonville, says to remind our readers to fish the front end of the low-pressure fronts because they are a lot more productive than the back. Captain Randy Harris has done well with trout and reds, especially during the cooler weather. However, the wind has been difficult. Do not forget the sheepshead around the pilings, oyster bars and rocks. Squirrel hunters should keep their eyes open for woodcocks during December and January. They will be performing their courtship rituals, but will return north shortly after. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. Outdoors calendar Dec. 19, Crosshorn Ministries Christmas banquet, 7 p.m., Starke Golf and Country Club; Dec. 14-Jan. 12, second phase of Floridas dove season; Jan. 1, deer season ends in north Georgia; Jan. 15, deer season ends in south Georgia; Jan. 19, antlered deer season ends in Floridas Zone C; March 2, squirrel and quail seasons end in Floridas Zone C. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. Wilbur and Matt Waters share the glory with this nice trophy taken during a trip to hunting destination for the family for 28 years. Derrick Dowdy displays a nice Matt Waters shows off a buck full of points. A trophy buck for Rusty Davis. Another prize with a full rack, shown off by Rudy Waters.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B W e haveG reat GiftI deas!G UNS, AMMOand A LL your Hunting & Fishing Supplies Yeti Coolers & so much more... Stop in and browse! and gr eat gifts for theLadies too! (904) 368-81581371 US 301 S., Starke, FL We will be closed December 24 & 25 Merry Christmas Happy New Year From our family to yours, thank you for your tremendous support during the year. Have a Great Christmas & New Years! & Darrick Swafford, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 12 by Union deputies after his children unknowingly took drugs and drug paraphernalia to Lake Butler Elementary School in their backpacks. According to the arrest report, LBES Principal Stacy Rimes called the sheriffs department after the two students came to her and said they needed to contact their father to give him his medicine back. The students told Rimes and the deputy they didnt know what the medicine was, but knew they werent to touch it, and one said the father had placed it in a backpack before when he would leave home to conceal it. The students said that morning they were running late for school, and that their father must have forgotten it was in the backpack. Before the deputy contacted Swafford, he and his wife had arrived at school requesting the kids come to the office for early dismissal. A sheriffs Mans drugs end up at school in backpack t Crime t Amy Nicole Martin, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 11 by Bradford deputies after being initially stopped for a seatbelt violation. According to the arrest report, Stop for no seatbelt leads to arrest for drugs investigator then came and questioned Swafford, who admitted the drugs were his, and that they must have fallen from a shelf in his closet into the childs backpack. Swafford was then placed under arrest at the school, and it was discovered by the deputy that he had a large fixed-blade knife concealed under his shirt. At his home, deputies also found more marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Swafford was charged with felony possession of a weapon on school property, possession of marijuana, two possessions of narcotic equipment and child neglect (by placing his children in a position of possible but not great harm). An 18-year-old Starke man and a 16-year-old Starke juvenile were arrested by Starke police Dec. 16 for burglary and several other charges after they ransacked a home and stole several weapons and other items. Lawrence Leon Cleesen, 18, of Starke has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, possession of a weapon during a felony, criminal mischief-property damage and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juvenile has been charged with burglary, possession of a weapon during a felony, larceny and criminal mischief-property damage. The incident occurred on Dec. 15 when the homeowner arrived at his residence and found the rear door open and the screen torn out. He called police, not sure if the suspects were inside, and advised the officer that he has various weapons in the home. The officer didnt find anyone in the home, but noted that every room had been ransacked, with drawers, cabinets, desks, etc., in disarray. Numerous firearms were gone, along with several knives, military style boots, a camo backpack, a camcorder, a laptop computer and other items. While discussing the missing items, one of the police officers present said he had spoken with the juvenile earlier in the day and had observed him with some of the stolen items. Cleesen was also with the juvenile earlier, and the officers knew he lived only a block from the residence that was broken into. The officers went to Cleesens home. After questioning him and finding a bike in his possession that had been stolen a week earlier from the same residence, Cleesen admitted his involvement in the burglary and led the officers to a creek where most of the stolen items were recovered. The officers also went to the juveniles home and then questioned him at the police station. The police also obtained a selfie from the juveniles phone with him holding one of the stolen weapons. Cleesens bond was set at $40,000 at the Bradford jail, while the juveniles detention is being handled by the state department of juvenile justice. Burglars caught by Starke Police Anthony Randall Arnett, 31, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies for armed robbery of the Kangaroo store at the intersection of S.R. 100 and Griffis Loop just outside the Starke city limits. According to the arrest report, Arnett went into the store Dec. 14 just after midnight, displayed his firearm (later identified as a pellet gun) to the clerk, and took cash from the register. He then fled the store on foot and ran to a nearby house, where he called a friend for a ride. The friend called the sheriffs office, and deputies were able to locate Arnett at a residence near the store and take him into custody. While searching Arnett, a bag of cocaine weighing approximately 4.5 grams was found in his jacket. He later admitted to the deputy that he had robbed the Kangaroo. He was charged with robbery with a firearm and possession of cocaine. Bail was set at $200,000 for the robbery and an additional $5,000 for the cocaine possession charge. Man arrested after robbing store with pellet gun a deputy noticed Martin didnt have a seatbelt on at the traffic light at S.R. 16 and U.S. 301 in Starke. After pulling her over, the deputy discovered Martin didnt have a license on her and that she has never had a drivers license. He also noticed a plastic baggy on the front seat, and a further search revealed drug paraphernalia and drugs in the vehicle. Martin was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug equipment and driving without a valid license. Bond was set at $4,500. The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union Eddie John Allen, 19, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 14 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bernard Vantaurous Beard, 27, of Starke was arrested Dec. 15 by Starke police for probation violation and by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Jason Junior Bratcher, 21, of Graham was arrested Dec. 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Nathaniel Kendrick Brown, 44, of Gainesville was arrested Dec. 16 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. David Jim Browning, 47, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 11 by Starke police for disorderly intoxication, trespassing and resisting an officer. Anthony P. Burch, 36, of Baldwin was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Coy Allan Busby, 27, of Starke was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jessica Clark, 29, of Lake City was arrested Dec. 10 by Starke police for an out-of-county warrant. Ryan Edward Davis, 23, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 16 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Jennifer Nicole Hazen, 28, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 10 by Starke police for larceny and trespassing at Walmart. Nanette Michelle Honsberger, 52, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 14 by Bradford deputies for battery. Meagan Meleah James, 25, of Wildwood was arrested Dec. 15 by Lawtey police for possession of synthetic narcotics. Antonio Antwayn Lott, 20, of Starke was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving without a valid license. Steven Andrew Nugent, 30, of Starke was arrested Dec. 15 by Starke police for not having vehicle licensed/registered with the state and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Daniel Paul Pacetti, 39, of Pamona Park was arrested Dec. 15 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Enrique Perez-Lopez, 26, of East Palatka was arrested Dec. 12 by Bradford deputies for not having vehicle licensed / registered with the state. Willie James Perry, 30, of Starke was arrested Dec. 11 by Bradford deputies on two charges of manufacturing cocaine and two charges of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $60,000. Wendy McMaster Pettit, 47, of Middleburg was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jennifer Irene Rhoden, 27, of Hampton was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Steven Wade Robbins, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 10 by Starke police for larceny at Walmart. Deon Anthony Smith, 37, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. John Patrick Williamson, 47, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Keystone/Melrose Rebecca Bates, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 10 by Putnam deputies for possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Tyler James Guay, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 15 by Palatka police for two out-of-county warrants. Jeffery Wade Raulerson, 47, of Melrose was arrested Dec. 16 by state troopers for DUI. Thomas Stanton, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 14 by Clay deputies for driving with a suspended license. Union Isaac Denorries Johnson, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 11 by Union deputies on an outof-county warrant from Alachua County for lewd and lascivious molestation. Bond was set at $75,000. Tony Ervin Paytee, 57, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 14 by Union deputies for battery. Teavon Lee Williams, 23, of High Springs and Patrick Roo sevelt Stoutamire, 45, of Lake Butler were arrested Dec. 15 by Union deputies for larceny. They were observed by the deputy taking bottled water and Pepsi products from the front of the Kangaroo store on S.R. 121 in Lake Butler and loading them into their vehicle without paying for them. The deputy was on pa trol and sitting across the road at Sprinkle Field when he observed the criminal activity.

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Archer Funeral Home(386) 496-2008 Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always Thank God and our Savior for All the blessings that He has given us throughout the year 2013. Sometimes we neglect in giving Him the praise for all that He does for us. But thank God He is always with us and gives us what we need! Please remember what Christmas is all about, giving and receiving gifts is fine but remember, our Savior was born and died that we all may live!!! And how we live, depends on where we will spend our eternity after we die. We at Archer Funeral Home want to thank our friends and loved ones for all the prayers, calls, and love to us during our sickness. It means so much to know we are cared for. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas...and may 2014 be a blessing to all of us. Doyle, Mary, Family and our staffFrom the beginning until the end, Jesus will always be with us!!! 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL STARKE904.964.6200 Peace and Joy to allJones-Gallagher Funeral Home KEYSTONE HEIGHTS352.473.3176 Washing, Clipping Teeth Brushing Ear Cleaning Nails Clipped & Filed Call for Appointment 904-368-0992 17145 SW 101st Ave Starke, FL 32091GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Owners & Operators Kathy Rensberger & Leisha Boyd d Obituaries d Mildred Cherry KEYSTONE HEIGHTSMrs. Mildred F. Cherry, 83, of Keystone Heights passed away, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka. Mrs. Cherry was born Oct. 12, 1930 in Green Cove Springs to the late Henry and Alice (Sweat) Bohannon. She has been a lifelong resident of Clay County and was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed traveling on vacations, and taking care of her puppies. Mrs. Cherry is survived by her husband of 47 years, Walter L. Cherry; six children, Marchell Gilmore, Tyna Cherry, Nancy Waldrup, Roger Gilmore, Rodney Gilmore, and Mary Garrison; one brother, Glenn Bohannon; five grandchildren, Jessica Cherry, Tessa Searels, Tammy Morton, Charles Waldrup II, and Salina Mannion, along with numerous great and great great grandchildren. A memorial service for Mrs. Cherry will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the JonesGallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charlie Hunt officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights, 32656. 352-473-3176. www. jonesgallagherfh.com PAID OBITUARY Ann Fountain Ann Fountain STARKEAnn Carol Fountain, age 75, of Starke, passed away at her residence on Dec. 16, 2013. She was born in Cochran, Ga. on April 8, 1938 to the late Alexander Vorndran and Voncille Roberts-Vorndran. Ann was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Lawtey and always took a special interest in the needs of the children of the church. Ann was also described as a shoe fanatic, as she owned many pairs of shoes. Ann had a kind spirit and will be missed by all that knew her. Ann is survived by: her loving husband of 28 years, Gerald Fountain of Lawtey; her daughters, Bambi Lynn Copeland of Deland, Gerri Lynn Bolhuis of Virginia Beach, Va., and Melissa Marie Prochnow of Germany; seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 11:00 am at Evergreen Baptist Church with Pastor Ben Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home at www.fbchomes. org in Anns name. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Walter Larry RAIFORDWalter Lee Pookie Larry died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1957 in Raiford to the late James Handy and Elizziebeth Larry. He was a laborer for many years. He is preceded in death by: his brothers John, Wallace, Rufuse, David and James Larry; and sisters, Helen Singatary and Mary Lee Gaines. He is survived by: daughter, Latishila (Frederick) Jackson; sons, Lance (Toccura) Larry of St. Mary, Ga., Tavaris Donaldson of Sanderson, and James (Sabrina) Watkins of Mayo; sisters, Frances (Bobby Dean) Majors of Starke, and Bobby Jean Larry of Georgia; brothers, Eddie Kirk and Willie Jean Larry of Georgia; sister-in-law, Edna Mae Singatary of Raiford; and ten grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at Archer Memorial Chapel, with Gerald Warren officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Carmine Lombardi, Jr. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Carmine Anthony Lombardi, Jr., 82, of Keystone Heights died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Shands UF Hospital. He was born in Nyack, N.Y. Nov. 19, 1931 to the late Carmine A. and Carmella (Capobianco) Lombardi, Sr., and moved to Keystone Heights from Spokane, Wash. in 1993. United States Air Force retired, he had 33 years of service overseeing Nuclear Missile Maintenance. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by: his former wife, Clara E. Lombardi; a brother, Mario Lombardi, and a step-daughter, Patty Fillmon. He is survived by: his wife of 20 years, Patsy (Miller) Lombardi; children, Julie A. (Steve) Pangburn, James A. Lombardi and Robert A. Lombardi all of Spokane, Wash., Rhonda (Sandy) Knudsen of Orange Park and Donna (Terry) Lewis of Englis; brother, Richard A. Lombardi of New York City, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 in St. William Catholic Church with Father Mike Williams presiding. Viewing will be held one hour prior to beginning of services. Interment is to follow at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 2119 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home. Larry Murphy RAIFORDLarry Patrick Murphy, 70, of Raiford died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at his home in Raiford after an extended illness. He was born in Coffeyville, Kan. and lived most of his life there, until he moved to Raiford in 2007. He was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline Murphy, and was a WWII ArmyAirforce Veteran. He was preceded in death by his son Sean Murphy. He is survived by: his wife, Rose Ann Murphy; daughters, Trisha (Al) Parker of Port Richey; Lisa (Mike) Lamb of Pittsburg, Kan.; Mariam Parker of Starke; Jessica (Darrell) Kennington of Raiford; Rebecca (Wes) David of Rivert, Kan.; son, Ben Bradford of Jacksonville; brother, Paul Murphy of Kansas; sister, Sheryl (Don) Gatlia of Okla.; 11 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the Dekle Cemetery in Lake Butler, under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. Annette Norman KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Annette Norman, 82, of Keystone Heights died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Starke. She was born in Fort Gaines, Ga., June 15, 1931 to the late Emmett and Tamzy (Hasty) Gill, Sr. Prior to retiring, she ran the soda fountain in a local drug store since 1971. She was a member of Gadara Baptist Church. She is survived by: her husband of 27 years, Bob Norman; three sons, Dean (Pam) Slocumb, Dale (Alicia) Slocumb, all of Keystone Heights and Harvey (Cindy) Slocumb, of Senoia, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Angelia (Dan) Gardner, of Oviedo and Kim (Phil) Rand, of Ormond Beach; brother, Earl Gill of Dawson, Ga.; sister, Melba Sands of Dowling Park; and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were Dec. 17, in Gadara Baptist Church with her son, Pastor Dean Slocumb and Pastor Sean House officiating. The burial followed at Gadara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the Gadara Baptist Church, 6779 CR 315C, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. James Patterson STARKE James Lyel Bennie Patterson, 90, of the Starke area died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Veterans Medical Center in Lake City. He was born on Sept. 18, 1923 in Trent, Texas to the late James Edward and Inez (Statser) Patterson and was a longtime resident of the Starke and Lake City area. He was a retired farmer, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: his son, Jimmie Patterson and two sisters. He is survived by: his wife of over 60 years, Vivian (Morris) Patterson of Starke; sons, Frank (Karen) Patterson and Danny (Deborah) Patterson all of Starke; sister, Peggy Ohler of Claremore, Okla; five grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services were on Dec. 14, in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home with Mr. Johnny Frampton officiating. Interment will be private in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Ettamae Peeples LAKE BUTLEREttamae Josephine Crews Peeples, 75, of Lake Butler died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Suwannee Haven Hospice of Lake City after an extended illness. She was born in Belle Glade and lived in Clewiston before moving to Lake Butler. She worked at the former Andrews Drugs of Lake Butler before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Andrew A. and Mavie M. Thornton Crews; and a brother, James A. Crews. She is survived by: her former husband, Charles Peeples; daughter, Sheri L. (Don) Fortune; son, Dean A. Peeples; sister, June (Cecil) Ayers; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jarrard; and two grandchildren, all of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Dec. 13, in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Pastor Jason Johns officiating. Burial followed at Dekle Cemetery of Lake Butler. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements. Patricia Russell HAWTHORNEPatricia Ann Russell, 69, of Hawthorne died Dec. 14, 2013 at he residence. She moved to the Hawthorne area from Miami in 1981. She was a past member of the American Legion in Keystone Heights. She is survived by her husband Thomas Gordon Russell of Hawthorne; daughters, Jacqueline Russell of Hawthorne and Julie Kurowski of Ormond Beach; and six grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose. Ola Scott Ola Scott STARKEOla Beatrice Scott, 87, of Starke died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at ET York Haven Hospice Care Center Gainesville. She was born in Lake City on May 6, 1926 moved to Starke in 1943. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah AME Church. She attended the local schools of Bradford County and was a homemaker. She is survived by: daughter, Janie M. Scott of Daytona; sisterinlaw, Luree Jackson of Starke; adopted children; Mamie Artis, Daisy Williams, Cynthia Tyson, all of Starke, Nettie M. Keith of Ft. Lauderdale, and Cynthia Burton of Daytona Beach. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 21, in the Mount Pisgah AME Church, Starke with Rev Gary Slaughter Pastor conducting the services and Rev. J. W Warren Presiding. Interment will be held in Oddfellow Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Family hour will be held on Friday Dec. 20, from 4-5:00 p.m. at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Mount Pisgah AME Church. Visitation will be held 1 hour at the church prior to the service. The Cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Ola B. Scott at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Patsy Silcox STARKEPatsy Lee Roberts Silcox, 88, a lifelong resident of Starke, passed away Dec. 16th, 2013, at her sons home in Lake City. Patsy was born February 28th, 1925 in Lawtey, to George W. and Jewel Tatum Roberts. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1942 and married Vernon Silcox that same year. They were happily married for fifty-six years until Vernons death in 1998. Patsy was employed for seventeen years in Starke by Dr. J. E. Denmark as a dental assistant. Later she joined her son in business, working twentyfive years at Community Jewelers in Lake City. Patsy was a consummate people person, and made many friends throughout her work life. What she cherished most about her two careers was helping people, building relationships, and seeing smiling faces. She said many times that she enjoyed every minute of work. She loved being with friends and family, and maintained many life-long friendships. Her faith and her friends brought her great joy and support throughout the years and she was a model of resilience. Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Starke for seventy years where she taught Sunday school. She was former member of the Junior Womans Club of Starke and served as a past president. Patsy was an active member of the Womans Club and a member of several local bridge clubs. Survivors are: her brother, George W. (Nancy) Roberts of Starke, her son David (Sheryl) Silcox of Lake City, her grandson, Christopher David Silcox of Gainesville, her granddaughter, Emily Ann (Peter) Gaines of Sarasota and many beloved family members. The family will receive friends at Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 East Nona Street in Starke on Thursday, Dec. 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20th at the First Baptist Church, 163 W. Jefferson St., Starke, FL 32091 with a reception immediately following in the fellowship hall. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society, 2121 SW 16th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 or The American Heart Association, 3324 W University Ave., #128, Gainesville, FL 32607. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS!! www.butc.eduBRADFORD-UNION TECHNICAL CENTER Spring Class Schedule 2014609 N. Orange St. Starke, FL 32091 (904) 966-6764 Christy Reddish Director David Harrtis Adult Ed Coordinator Visit www.gedtestingservice.com to schedule P REVATT SRESTAURANT(904)368-9156 NOW OPEN127 E. Call Street Located in Downtown Starke Owners:Jackson, Jason & Brandon PrevattEVERYDAY WE HAVE SELECT APPETIZERS AT 1/2 PRICE Every Fri. Night$5 Yager Bombs Starting at 8pm LUNCH SPECIALS$750DailyMONDAY NIGHT starting at 7pm$6 Pitchers $375 Royal FlushesTUESDAY NIGHT Karoake 6-10pm Cornhole 7pmDraft Beers 2/$350 Wells 2/$450WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT60 Wings starting at 5pm $11 Domestic Buckets of Beer ON SUNDAYSWITH CHURCH BULLETIN10% OFFTHURSDAY Buy 10 Wings(Boneless or Bone-in)Get 10 at 1/2 Price!SAT & SUN Buy 25 Wings Get a FREE Pitcher of Beer, Tea or Soda Includes drink Billy Warren, Sr. JACKSONVILLEBilly Warren, Sr., 73, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2013. Billy was a 1958 graduate of Bradford County High School. He was loved and respected by many and all who knew him will miss him deeply. He loved to listen to Bluegrass, sing the gospel, garden, paint, fish and play with his dogs, Katie, Kotchi and Kippy. He earned his Associates from FCCJ, Jacksonville. Billy retired from Dixie Tank and Galvanizing in 1975. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Myrtice Warren; his son, Billy Warren, Jr.; three sisters; and six brothers. Billy is survived by his wife, Joyce; his brother, John Warren; sisterin-law, Margaret; his son, Daniel (Deborah) Warren; his daughters, Julie (Harry) Pickett and Janet (Mark) Ellison; and step-daughter Carol (Dennis) Bailey; and step son, John Chaney; and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Community Hospice organization. A special thanks to the loving caregivers that allowed Billy to remain at home as long as possible. PAID OBITUARY Kathryn West LAKE BUTLERKathryn J. West, 64, of Lake Butler died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Shands Hospital UF in Gainesville after a brief illness. She was born in Orlando and lived in Lake Butler most of her life. She graduated from Union County High School and was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney West, d Obituaries d and look for other sources of revenue, Ruszkowski said. We saw the thrift store as a means to do that. Thats what it was set up forto replace the government funding that we were losing. Ruszkowski and Sellars said the store enjoyed a successful first couple of years, but it eventually had to compete against a growing number of thrift stores operating in the area. All of a sudden, youve got this flooding of thrift stores opening, Ruszkowski said. Bradford County is small. We cant keep up with the growing competition. The announcement of the stores closing has not been received well by some members of the community. The Dec. 12 issue of the Bradford County Telegraph-Union County Times-Lake Region Monitor featured a letter to the editor by Miriam Blankenship voicing her displeasure at the stores closing and stating that a petition had been signed by more than 200 people against the stores closing. The letter also takes issue specifically with the Arcs board of directors for making this decision. I know that people have pointed out that the board of directors made this decision, Ruszkowski said. Well, yes, they did, and rightfully so because its their responsibility to make sure that this agency runs efficiently and effectively. When there are problems, yes, they are charged with the responsibility of making those difficult decisions. Sellars said, Its not like they just came in here and said, All right, were going to close the thrift store. We have talked about this for months. They asked our opinion. We had a good run, but we cant compete with everybody else. Just think, if we were one of only three or four (thrift stores in the area), we would probably still be making money. Ruszkowski said she does appreciate the concern and support of Blankenship and others. Enough cant be said of the support the store received, especially considering the store relied solely upon donated items to sell. We want them to know how much we appreciated their support throughouteverybody who came to buy something, everybody who visited, everybody who donatedThats how we survived for as long as we did, Ruszkowski said. Ruszkowski and Sellars also wished to thank volunteers Murley Blankenship and Kellie Hagen, who worked in the thrift store for approximately three years. Without them, our expenses wouldve been even greater than they were, Ruszkowski said. Other jobs will be found for the Arc consumers who worked at the store so that they can continue to receive work experience and earn a paycheck. Thats what were all about, training those people to be self-sufficient, self-supporting individuals in our community, Ruszkowski said. STORE Continued from 2B Musical Pr esentation and Worship Bethlehem Mor ningAdult Choir and Or chestra Christmas Evening Candlelight Communion W e welcome all who call on Jesus as Lord16700 NE SR26Just West of the Crossroads of SR26 and US301352-468-2752 Jr. and Lucille Keller West, and sister Charlene B. West. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. She is survived by her caregiver, Harriett Maines of Lake Butler. Funeral Services were held Dec. 4 in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Johns officiating. Burial took place in Woodlawn Cemetery of Ocoee. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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Rising to the challenge of surpassing last years $1,500 total, employees at Community State Bank of Starke donated $5,500 to this years Starke Police Department Shop With a Cop program. The bank hosted several fundraisers, such as bake sales, to generate an amount that resulted in bank employees James Eison and Brian Woodall losing their beards. The two men pledged to do so if at least $3,000 was raised. Starke Police Department Capt. Barry Warren, who organizes Shop With a Cop, agreed to have his head shaved if the bank raised at least $5,000. ABOVE: CSB employees Pamela Roberts, Tammie Woodard, Phillip Johns, Fate Harper, Lezlie Kirkland, Jessica Brown, Angie Phillips, Susan Nicklas, Andrea Bailey, Carolyn Reddish, Joyce Thiemann, Jeff Oody and James Eison, SPD Capt. Barry Warren and CSB employees Sharon Bennett, Eugene Richardson, Wendy Eunice, Sherrie Norman, Sharon Brown, Kaitlynn Derkman and Brian Woodall. LEFT: CSB President Jeff Oody shaves James Eisons beard. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 C ommercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling M ost Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 W illiamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative. Keystone District (352) 473-4917 Outage Reporting (888) 434-9844 www.clayelectric.com Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/clayelectric More money equals less hair Starke Police Department Capt. Barry Warren gets his head shaved by Hairy Business Dave Holland, while Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson gives Warren a little grief. The Kiwanis Club of Starke will once again host the annual Lake Area McDonalds Christmas Tournament, which will be played at Bradford High School Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 19-21, and feature seven high school boys basketball teams. Besides Bradford, the field will include Keystone Heights, Union County, Broward International, Englewood, P.K. Yonge and Vero Beach. Play begins at 4 p.m. on Dec. 19 with Union taking on Englewood, while Keystone will play Vero Beach at 6 p.m. Broward International and P.K. Yonge will play at 8 p.m. Bradford will have a bye the first day due to the field consisting of only seven teams. (Lake Wales Vanguard was part of the field originally before backing out.) A complete tournament bracket detailing matchups on the second and third days was not available at press time. Daily admission is $5. McDonalds-Kiwanis hoops tourney starts Dec. 19 Cory Hedding scored two goals, while Juan Grimaldo had three assists in the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer teams 8-0 win over District 5-2A opponent Newberry on Dec. 16 in Newberry. The Indians (13-1-1, 10-0 in District 5 prior to Dec. 17) have now won 13 straight matches after opening the season with a tie and a loss. Zach Holman scored two goals, while Karl Dionisi, Zach Fairbanks, Wyatt Graziano and Nacho Grimaldo each had one. Graziano, Holman and Ray Trimble each had an assist. Prior to playing Newberry, the Indians defeated Crescent City 6-1 and district opponent Eastside 3-0. Hedding scored two goals in the Dec. 10 road win over Crescent City. Fairbanks, Graziano, Nacho Grimaldo and Ben Jones each scored one goal. Dionisi and Juan Grimaldo each KHHS boys keep rolling in soccer with 8-0 district win The Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team suffered just its second District 5-2A loss on Dec. 13, losing 2-1 to visiting Eastside, but bounced back to defeat district opponent Newberry 6-2 on Dec. 16 in Newberry. Rachel Lee gave the Indians Lady Indians split district matches Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp scored 22 and 15 points, respectively, in the Bradford High School girls basketball teams 46-32 District 5-4A win over Keystone Heights on Dec. 10 in Keystone. Davis added 18 rebounds, while Kemp had 12 assists for the Tornadoes, who improved to 3-2 in district play. It was the third district win in a row for Bradford, which was coming off of 51-26 and 49-37 wins over Interlachen and Fort White, respectively. Keshanna Ardley scored three points for Bradford, while Mackenzie Gault, Danique Hudson and Meghan Woods each scored two. Keystone was led by Caiylen Gonzales 10 points, while Caroline McCormick had nine. Bailey Zinkel scored seven points, with Sierra Moore and Karla Casas adding four and two points, respectively. BHS gets doubledoubles from Davis, Kemp in win over KHHS The Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team won its second straight game, defeating visiting Interlachen 63-39 for a District 5-4A win on Dec. 16. Keystone (6-9, 2-5 in District 5) outscored the Rams 20-5 in the second quarter to build a 3414 halftime lead. Caroline McCormick and Bailey Zinkel led the Indians with 18 and 16 points, respectively, while Alexa Born had 13 points and 13 rebounds. McCormick had eight rebounds. Sierra Moore scored six points and had nine assists, while Karla Casas, Caiylen Gonzales, Naomi Proctor, Abbigail Winters and Kristen Wood each scored two. Prior to playing Interlachen, the Indians suffered a 62-25 loss against district opponent P.K. Yonge on Dec. 12 in Gainesville. Moore and Born scored six and five points, respectively, to lead the team, while Gonzales and Winters each scored four points. Kristin Loznicka and McCormick scored three and two points, respectively, with Zinkel adding one. Keystone then stopped what was a two-game losing streak by defeating St. Francis 43-35 on Dec. 13 in Gainesville. The Indians trailed 26-18 at the half, but outscored St. Francis 15-8 in the third quarter and 9-1 in the fourth. Gonzales scored a game-high 21 points, while Moore and McCormick scored nine and eight, respectively. Born added five points. The Indians travel to Orange Park to play Ridgeview on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. KH girls defeat Rams for 2nd straight win had two assists, while Nacho Grimaldo and Zach Hawkins each had one. The Dec. 13 home match against Eastside was a scoreless affair until the Indians scored three goals in the final 20 minutes. Holman scored first off of a Juan Grimaldo assist before Holman recorded an assist on a goal by Nacho Grimaldo. Brandon Hannah added the final goal, with Nachol Grimaldo getting the assist. Keystone played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Interlachen on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. (13-5, 13-2 in District 5 prior to Dec. 17) a 1-0 first-half lead against Eastside, but the Rams scored twice on free kicks in the last 14 minutes to get the win. Against Newberry, Hanna Crane and Raychel Trimble scored three and two goals, respectively, while Julia Osteen had four assists. Kendall Addison, Moriah Combass and Brianna Zayas each scored a goal, while Crane and Trimble each had one assist. Keystone played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Interlachen on Friday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus todians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005 41 Auctions KERR AUCTIONS, Lawtey Fl. 23931 NW CR 225A. Chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, turkeys, sheep, all farm animals. Horses, tack, farm equipment, furniture, appliances. All consignments welcome. Cash sales only. 10% buyers premium. 6pm the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. For more information call Lyndel at 904-838-8069 or Randy at 904-591-4191. AB199 and AU1896. Buy, sell, or trade. 45 Land For Sale 81 Acre Horse Farm! 20 Stall Barn! 2 Homes! All or Part. 904-631-3594 Graham Area. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 1 acre, beautiful trees. Must sell! $7,900 cash/owner 46 Real Estate (Out of Area) RECENTLY FORE ing available any credit any income Near Bel mont State Forest and Georges Lake. Vacant Land 8.71 acres located at 1852 Bellamy Road Flo rahome Fl. $54,900.00. visit www.roselandco. com\C33 Drive by then call (866) 351-1234. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. FOR RENT: Retail Space, by Starke Post Office. Lease 6 months, $300/ mo. 904-364-9022. FOR RENT: OFFICE COM PLEX, that has special amenities. They include kitchen provisions, show er, washer/dryer, handi cap bathroom. Designed for a 24 hour emergency care facility, or other spe cial needs facility. For more information call 904364-9022. 49 Mobile Home For Sale KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Big roll in ceramic handi cap shower, plus bath # 2 doublewide, fully fenced yard, # 3 gates. Florida room. $39,600, trade in your old single wide for down payment. 352-473-5745. 50 For Rent WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to pris on. Call 352-468-1323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR.Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. STARKE across from Coun try Club. Immediate occu pancy, 3BR/1BA. house, complete renovated. New carpet, vinyl, cabinets, ap pliances, on 1/2 acre, in cludes lawn care. Service animals only, no smok ing, references. $700/mo. $700 deposit. Immediate occupancy. Ideal for small family or couple. Call 904662-3735 please leave message if no answer. KEYSTONE HGTS. DW. w/ mother in-law apt., fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $540/mo. 352-473-5745. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2BR/2BA MH on 1 acre, close to town, $525/mo. plus deposit. Call 352475-6260. 3BR-2BA Doublewide MH. Stove, refrigerator, large screened-back-porch, storage in yard. $595/ mo $500 deposit. 105 Campbell Lane, Melrose. 352-226-9220 or 352475-5533. 2BR-2BA House at 2844 SE CR 21B, Melrose. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer hook up, large screened-porch overlooking Lake Santa Fe $695/mo $600 deposit 352-226-9220 or 352475-5533. DOUBLEWIDE 3BR 2Bath, Very Clean. South of Starke, Fenced Yard, Large Front & Back porch es, Florida Power & Light $550/mo plus deposit 352-468-2674. 3 B/D 2 B/A Double Wide nice lot eat in kitchen formal dining room large living room New Kitchen cabinets, vinyl, paint and carpet under renova tion Service dogs only available 1 Jan 2014. $800.00/ mo $600.00/ deposit Call 904-6623735 if no answer please leave a message. 3BR/2BA. Custom wood cabinets, CH/A. electric hardwood and ceramic tile floors, back porch with dry pantry, private fenced yard, rap around porch, all electric. City wa ter and sewer. $850/mo. $500 sec. deposit, pets considered with $250 non refundable deposit. 408 W Lafayette St. Starke. 352-258-5993 or 352478-8236. DWMHLarge LR, big kitch en with Apl. & dishwasher, 3 big bedrooms, walk-in closet and master bath with garden tub and a separate shower, utility room with w/d hookups, Central AC. 1/2 acre lot, nice neighbors. $695/mo. Mike 904-571-4264. FOR RENT 3br/ 2 full baths, Front & Back Porch,fenced back yard,quiet community. 904-964-4196 or 904966-2911 14x70 2BR/2BA on Pri vate land, on US. 301 Hampton Fl. Just fully remodeled. Prefer 55 and older. service animals only. $500/mo. 1st, last. Call 904-966-3212, if in terested. 2/2 SWMH for Rent. Pri vate, fenced-in back yard & porch. $625 includes water. Two months up front to move in. CR 221 Hampton 352-258-4619. 3BR/1BA Formal dining room. Large recreation room. Car port separate mother in-law apartment. 1/BR bath with show er, kitchen, large yard. $1,000/mo. call 904-3649022 for particulars. 53A Yard Sales HUGE YARD SALE, LOTS of furniture,household items,a guitar,toys,clothes,and too much to list. 301 N just past the fair grounds on the right. Behind the Thompsons Used Car lot. 53B Keystone Yard Sales YARD SALE Fri & Sat 7am?? Antiques, Christmas items, household items, furniture. 4661 SE 6th Lane, Keystone Hts. on golf course. 54 Produce PECANS. Buy, Sell, or Crack. Mon-Sat. 12:006:00. Closed Sunday. 904964-4399. 2 miles East of Starke. Hwy. 16. 55 Wanted WE PAY CASH for contents of many estates, storage places, sheds, rentals, garages, etc. Call 352625-7371. Leave mes sage. 57 For Sale FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1994 6400 John Deer Trac tor w/canopy-MFWD 85 hp, 3 hitch-2 remotes. 640 loader 1964 Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. 1970 F 750 single-axle Ford dump truck w/ equipment trailer. 12 ft. Jon boat. Table saw, Fert. spreader, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1994 6400 John Deer Trac tor w/canopy-MFWD 85 hp, 3 hitch-2 remotes. 640 loader 1964 Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. 1970 F 750 single-axle Ford dump truck w/ equipment trailer. 12 ft. Jon boat. Table saw, Fert. spreader, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. COOK TO PERFECTION, with your Kenmore Elite Gas/Convection Range. then, clean up with your Kenmore dishwasher. both like new, for just $500 Call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FREE 2008 Honda CBR1000RR. Wonderful bike. Runs Perfectly. I hate that I have to part with it but its time for me to do other things. Oil has been changed Regularly. Paint is in excellent condi tion. very few mods done to it. I just gave it a K and N Air Filter and Oil Filter, and mode the license plate farther under the back seat email (paker jackie@yahoo.com) if interested. ESTATE CLOTHES WASHER heavy duty 8 cycles 2 speed combi nations used 9 months like new $225.00 Call 904-964-9512. 59 Personal Services STUMP grinding Low as $10.00 each call Robert 386-984-6040. 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, 904-545-5241. 65 Help Wanted EXPERIENCED SURVEY DRAFTSMAN, full time employment opportunity. Apply to Patrick B. Welch & Assoc. Inc. P.O. Box 809, Starke, Fl. 32091 904-964-8292. WANTED:29 Seri ous People to Work From Anywhere using a Computer Up to $1,500 $5,000 PT/FT www.iluvmybiz123.com CONTRACTORS NEEDED: Must have dependable truck, trailer, lawn equip ment, cellphone and must be able to cover surround ing areas. Bi-weekly pay. All materials and sup plies furnished. Clean background required. Call 352-478-8143. DRIVERS: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enter prises: 1-855-515-8447. THE BRADFORD COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENTis accepting applications Salary is negotiable up to $12.00 per hour based on experience and/or credentials. Applicants must complete a Brad ford County Employment Application and include past employment refer ences. All applicants must be able to make repairs to small engines, mo tor vehicles and heavy equipment. A Class B Florida Drivers License is required. Applications along with a detailed job description, requirements and any additional infor mation may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department located at 812 B North Grand Street, Starke, Florida 32091; by telephone (904) 966-6243; or from the Bradford County website: www.bradford tions must be received by 4:00 P.M. on the 26th, of December, 2013. The Bradford County Road Department is an equal opportunity employer. GILMAN BUILDING PROD UCTS COMPANY is ac cepting applications for Security Guard at the Sawmill located in Lake Butler. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Computer knowledge is required. We have competitive rates & 401K, dental & health insurance, paid vacation & holidays & promotional opportuni ties. Interested applicants should apply in person from 8:00 AM 3:30 PM PUBLIC WORKS OPERA TOR/LABORER required y the City of Starke. Performs routine main tenance on water/sewer lines. Installs and repairs water/sewer lines. Digs and refills dithes, loads dirt and construction materials. Repairs and installs meters. Occasion ally operates gasoline or other powered machinery e.g. mowers and back hoes. Constructs, oper ates and maintains gas service lines. Retires main and service lines and me ter installations. Performs maintenance and manu al labor work. Performs tasks including digging, brush cutting and loading or unloading of materi als used in operational process. Removes trash from streets. Performs other duties as directed by the public works supervi sor and the crew leader. Minimum qualifications: Knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in water/ sewer maintenance and repair activities. Abil ity to operate equipment as needed. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruc tions. Ability to perform manual laboring tasks as assigned. Education and experience: High school graduation or possession of an acceptable gen eral equivalency diploma. One (1) year experience in heavy manual labor and the use of hand and light power tools. (A compa rable amount of training, education or experience can be submitted for the Licenses, certifications or registrations: Valid Florida Drivers License Class B, Applications can be picked up at Florida Works, applications can be picked up and returned to Florida Works, 819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, Fl 32091 904-964-8092 The City of Starke is an E.O.E. The job closes on December 27,2013. CERTIFIED MECHANIC The Bradford County Road Department is ac cepting applications for this position. Salary is negotiable up to $12.00 per hour based on experi ence and or credentials. Applicants must complete a Bradford County Em ployment Application and include past employment references. All applicants must be able to make repairs to small engines, motor vehicles and heavy equipment. A Class B Florida Drivers License is required. Applications along with a detailed job description, requirements and any additional infor mation may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department locat ed at 812B North Grand Street, Starke, Florida 32091; by telephone (904) 966-6243; or from the Bradford County web site: www.bradordcoun must be received by 4:00 PM on the 26th of Decem ber 2013. The bradford County Road Department is an equal opportunity employer. DIRECTOR OF MATERI ALS MANAGEMENT F/T We are currently seeking a Director of Materials Management to provide leadership and oversee our Purchasing Depart ment. The right candidate must have management experience and at least 3 5 years of purchas ing experience within a Hospital (medical) set ting. BA/BS in Business, Health Administration or related degree. For fur ther information, please visit our website: www. lakebutlerhospital.com or call 386-496-2323 ext. 9258, FAX: 386-496-2105 Equal Employment Op portunity/Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. HEARING IMPAIRED is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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Such sentiments are common. Tew said, I cant wait until next year, while Goodwin said, I want to do it every year. I wish I had done it before. Sgt. Tom Bowen of the Florida Highway Patrol was a repeat participant. He remembers being in awe his first year as he witnessed children enjoying the moment. They forget about their worries and things, and they just have a good time, Bowen said. Thats what its about. Its also awe inspiring to shop alongside children who think of others when it comes to selecting items to buy. What a humbling experience for the kids to come out and not want anything for themselves, to only want to shop for other people in their family, Goodwin said. Its amazing. Warren said the children, of course, can buy things for their family members, but he also stresses to the officers participating that he wants to make sure the children buy things for themselves. When I brief the officers, Warren said, I tell them, 10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 128 S. W alnut St. Starke904-964-5289710 E. Main St. Lake Butler386-496-3334Holiday greetingsW e wish all of the fine people in our community A Very Merry Christmas Bradford Terrace would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!808 Colley Rd. Starke 904-964-6220 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww .starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 f axMARGARE T ANDERSON 101 1 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties SHOP Continued from 1B Youre going to find that these kids want to buy for everybody but themselves, which is fine to an extent, but Im counting on you to steer them toward themselves. The amount each child could spend was approximately $100 when the event first began, but as donations have grown, the average amount has fluctuated between $100 and $130, dependent upon how many kids are actually shopping. Though there is technically a limit, Warren said he factors an overage into the donations made to the program so that a childs shopping total is never below even by a few centswhatever that limit is. Children can still get that one last gift, even though it may technically exceed a given years limit. Whatever the amount, its always a given that officers accompany children who want to buy shoes, socks, underwear and other clothing more than they want to buy toys simply because they have a need of such clothing. You just dont know how good you have it until you come out and experience something like this, Goodwin said. Warren said he has seen the experience bring tears to officers eyes. They get to come here and do a good thing for these kids, Warren said. This was the first Shop With a Cop experienced by Kimberly Austin, who became the manager of Walmart of Starke in February. She described the event as magical. Some of (the children) wouldnt have Christmas, and now they do, Austin said. It touches your heart. Surely, even the grinchiest Grinch couldnt help but be affected. ABOVE: Danielle Warren of Florida State Prison helps Lawtey Community School student Angelina Prevatt try on shoes. LEFT: Brooker Elmentary kindergartener April Albritton gets help selecting the right bike from Carrie Johnson of Florida State Prison. RIGHT: James Molina of Florida State Prison grabs a gift from the top shelf for Starke Elementary student Adam McCaulley. BELOW: Starke Elementary student Kaylyn Johnson looks over toys as Crystal Young of Lawtey Correctional follows with a shopping cart. RIGHT: Southside Elementary student Constance Brogdon shops with Paul Rodgers of the Bradford County BELOW: Lawtey Community School student Aden Williams points out what he wants to Chub Johnson of Union Correctional. Southside Elementary student Alyssa Murphy and her escort, Amanda Wallace of the Bradford County are both enjoying their shopping spree.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B SAFETY PAYS. 116 N. Walnut St. Next To The Post Office Starke, Fl 32091Dawn Corbett (904) 964-7707I can help you save now and later.Drivers who switched to Allstate saved an average of $498 a year. Plus, Allstate rewards safe drivers with cash back for every 6 months of accident-free driving. Call me first to see how you can save today and down the road. 59062 y t i l i b a l i a v a d n a s n o i t i d n o c s m r e t o t t c e j b u s d n a l a n o i t p o s i s u n o B g n i v i r D e f a S Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company; Northbrook, IL. 2013 Allstate Insurance Company The Bradford County T elegraph encourages you to...Shop shop. dine. save. Indians defeat Tigers by 3 Anton Noble scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the second half, helping the Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team defeat Union County 49-46 on Dec. 12 in Lake Butler. The Indians used a 19-1 run featuring the second of two first-half 3-pointers by Noble and a 4-of-5 showing at the foul line by Kyler Teagueto take a 27-17 lead into the half. Union, though would rally and take the lead, getting six points from Austin Dukes in the third quarter and 3-pointers from Princeton Alexander, Kyle Mosher and Geordyn Green in the fourth quarter. Greens 3-point basket put the Tigers up 41-40 with 3:25 to play. Union would make it a 4340 lead when Dukes converted a layup following a steal by Green. The Indians would tie the score on a free throw by Brandon Nicholas and a basket by Noble following his own steal. Nicholas drove the lane for a basket to put Keystone up 4543, but the Tigers Daryl Watkins hit a 3-pointer with just under a minute to play to give Union a 46-45 advantage. Noble drove the length of the court and scored to put Keystone up by one. He then hit a jumper in the lane following a Union turnover to cap the scoring. Nicholas finished with eight points for Keystone, while Juwan Crum and Buck Shobris each had seven points. Teague scored five points, while Micah Brown and Fletcher Teague each scored two points. Watkins led the Tigers with 14 points, while Dukes, Green and Mosher each scored eight. Parker Hodgson and Trey Spitze added three and two points, respectively. Each team was coming off of a loss earlier in the week. The Indians lost 77-27 to District 5-4A opponent Fort White on Dec. 10, while the Tigers lost 70-60 to District 7-1A opponent Chiefland that same night. Keystones loss dropped the Indians to 1-3 in district play. Mosher made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Union in the loss to Chiefland, with Green and Alexander scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively. Alexander also had three 3 pointers, while Green had two. Dukes added eight points for the Tigers, while Watkins and Larry Collins scored six and five points, respectively. Williston hands Tigers 2nd straight district loss Bradford High Schools boys basketball team lost all three games of a three-game home Tornadoes drop 3 straight home games The Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team couldnt ride the momentum of a three-point victory on the road against Union County, losing 5427 to St. Francis on Dec. 13 in Gainesville. Keystone (2-7), playing its third road game in a four-day span, got 15 points from Buck Shobris. Austin Bass had three points, while Micah Brown, Juwan Crum, C.J. Rogers and Kyler Teague each had two points. Anton Noble had one point. The Indians will begin play in Indians drop 54-27 game to St. Francis the three-day (Dec. 19-21) Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament on Thursday, Dec. 19, against Vero Beach at 6 p.m. The Union County High School boys basketball team was outscored 38-5 in the third quarter of a 71-29 loss to Williston in a District 7-1A matchup on Dec. 13 in Williston. Austin Dukes had 10 points to lead the Tigers, who were 1-2 in district play prior to Dec. 17. Princeton Alexander and Daryl Watkins each scored five points, while Geordyn Green scored four. Kyle Mosher and Brennan Clyatt had three and two points, respectively. The Tigers (2-6 overall) played district opponent Newberry this past Tuesday and will take part in the three-day Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament, which is scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 19-21, at Bradford High School in Starke. The Tigers play the first game on Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. against Englewood. stretch, capped by a 62-26 loss to Ed White on Dec. 16. Oliver Griffin and Alex Mejias each scored six points for the Tornadoes (3-7) against Ed White, while Caleb Jones and Larry Highsmith had five and four points, respectively. Joquez Ivey had three points, while Don Jeffers had two. Highsmith and Jeffers each had five rebounds. Prior to playing Ed White, the Tornadoes lost 63-50 to District 5-4A opponent P.K. Yonge on Dec. 12 and 60-41 to Palatka on Dec. 13. Ivey and Mejias scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, in the loss to P.K. Yonge, which dropped Bradford to 2-2 in District 5. Jones had seven points, while Griffin and Kenny Dinkins each scored six. Tyler Wainwright added two points. Jones finished with eight rebounds, while Ivey and Mejias each had four assists. Ivey also had seven steals. In the loss to Palatka, Jones was the high scorer with 10 points, while Mejias scored nine points. Jeffers and Griffin scored six and four points, respectively, while Wainwright, Shawn Aaron and Roderick Broomfield each scored three points. Dinkins had two points, while Ivey had one. Ivey and Mejias had six and four assists, respectively, while Jeffers had six rebounds. Dinkins and Jones each added five rebounds. Bradford hosts the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament, beginning Thursday, Dec. 19, and running through Saturday, Dec. 21. The Tornadoes have a bye the first day and will not play until Friday, Dec. 20.

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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 101 st Year 34th Issue 75 CENTS www.StarkeJournal.com Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Fax 386-496-2858 Deadline Monday 5 p.m. before publication Phone 386-496-2261 Fax 386-496-2858 uctimes@windstream.net www.StarkeJournal.com www.facebook.com/unioncountytimes UC School District achieves highest graduation rate in a decadeBeats state average, ranks in top quarter of all districts Ho-ho-ho!Its Christmas time in the city of Lake ButlerFire claims home and pets of Providence familyCommunity rallies support in the spirit of ChristmasUnion County High School seniors Austin Dukes and Daquin Buddy Edwards will participate in an all-star football game this Saturday, Dec. 21, in Sebring, while two other all-star games in the new year will feature UCHS seniors as well. Dukes and Edwards, who has committed to Liberty University, will play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South game this weekend. Edwards will later participate in the Florida-Georgia Border Wars game in Valdosta along with teammate Princeton Alexander. The annual Columbia Youth Football Association all-star game in Lake City will feature UCHS players Alexander, Dukes, Geordyn Green, Andrew Jones, Phillip Lillie and Talon Tyler. Edwards so because of his commitment to the previously mentioned games. LEFT: Lillie dives into the end zone during his last game of season.6 UCHS football players selected for all-star games BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Around 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, a house fire consumed the joy of the season for a family in Providence who lost everything, including beloved pets caught inside. But the community immediately rallied to bring Christmas back and instill hope. Firefighters began attacking the fire at the home of Don and Heather Neilson, located on the south side of S.R. 238 just east of the Columbia County line. When Heather frantically drove up into the yard at around 11:38, she immediately told an EMT and deputy sheriff, My animals are in there! Did you get my animals? However, the structure was too far gone to attempt any rescue, and would get worse 10 minutes later as a black plume of smoke emerged from a failing roof, blocking out the sun and revealing flames shooting up into the air. Those animals included a pot-bellied pig and three dogs. She also has a German shepherd that stays outside. Her husband, Don, arrived soon afterward to console his wife and watch helplessly along with her and other family and friends. Firefighters on the scene were delayed because ammunition started going off early on due to the intense heat generated by the fire. It held us back a bit, because once that happens, we have to pull back, said Mitch Andrews, fire chief of the Union County Volunteer Fire Department. There was a lot of ammunition going off, rounds and rounds going off, said Kenny Mason who was in the area from Jacksonville servicing generators. Those firemen walked right up on it so they could put water on (the house). See FIRE, 2A BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Dec. 11, the Florida Department of Education released the 2012-13 school year graduation rates for districts throughout the state, showing the Union County School District achieving its highest rate in a decade at 79 percentup from 70.4 percent the previous school yearand ranking it ahead of neighboring counties. Its lowest was just 55.1 percent during the 2007-08 school year. Union County has come a long way, but the goal is still 100 percent. Were above the state average of 75.6 percent, said Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk. Were very proud of that. Were working toward 100 percent. He said only four districts had higher graduation rates in the North East Florida Educational Consortium region and only 14 districts did throughout Florida. The year-over-year improvement Faulk attributes to us making sure that you identify the at-risk students and follow through their school yearsthrough high school years to be exact. Ninth grade is the typically the most difficult year, he said. Teachers can help students push through by encouraging students to complete high school and look further down the road, to have a plan, whether that includes college, vocational training, military or a number of other options. Here are the graduation rates for Union County over the past 10 years: 2003-04: 64.4% 2004-05: 70.3% 2005-06: 64.8% 2006-07: 67.3% 2007-08: 55.1% 2008-09: 63.8% 2009-10: 64.3% 2010-11: 73.7% 2011-12: 70.4% 2012-13: 79.0% Governor Scott said, News that graduation rates have risen by more than 5 percentage points since 2010-11 means more Florida students are receiving a quality education so they can pursue their dreams. Education is critical to Floridas future workforce and thats why we fought so hard to secure $480 million for teacher pay raises. While Floridas improved graduation rates is good news, we will continue working hard to ensure every child has access to a quality education. I am very pleased that Floridas graduation rate continues to rise, said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. Floridas parents and teachers have worked very hard to help students be successful and I want to thank them for their continued efforts to help students graduate from high school ready to move on to college and a career. The graduation rate measures the percentage of students who graduate within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade. The rate is calculated for an adjusted cohort of studentsa group of students on the same schedule to graduatetaking into account those who enter or exit the group. The federal graduation rate is used in calculating high school grades and allows for comparison among states. Beginning in 2011, federal regulations required states to calculate a four-year graduation rate that includes only standard diplomas. Previously, Floridas official graduation rate included both standard and special diploma recipients. Students who earn a special diploma, a GEDbased diploma, a certificate of completion, or have been retained and are still in school are not included as graduates in the federal graduation rate For details, visit www.fldoe.org ABOVE: Sissy Cushman, Samantha Douglas, Lisa Parrish The rain dampened   the first part of the morning for Worthington Springs Christmas in the Park event on Saturday, Dec. 14. It was shut down around 3:00 p.m. because of area thunderstorms. But when the sun came out, the crowd came back. The bouncy houses stayed full and each child received a Happy Birthday Jesus goodie bag when they came in and went to the craft table to make things to go in it such as bracelets, ornaments and cards. They wrote letters to Santa and put them in the mail box. Santa showed up, walking around for several hours, talking to the children and taking pictures. A disc jockey provided music while children danced on the clay ball field. Worthington Springs Councilwoman Betty Elixson, her husband, Dean, and daughter, Michelle Pendergast, started the event last year to make money for the town to purchase Christmas lights and a good way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It was a lot of hard work, Betty said. This year when everyone wanted us to do it again we formed a committee. That made it a lot easier on   u s since it was late planning. So much appreciation goes out to this people that gave of their time and talents. Sissy Cushman, who works at the Union County Sheriffs Office, was a lot of help last year and this year arranging for safety, from flashing signs and   t he cakewalk to the child ID program, among other things. Randy, Rhonda and Sierra Willingham took on the bouncy houses and Joan and Samantha Douglas manned the craft tables, like they all did last year. Mason Elixson   was the welcome committee, handing out the goodie bags again this year with help from Taylor Massey. Worthington Springs Mayor Ronny Pinkston   arranged for Santa, advertising signs and   the DJ. His wife,   Melanie, contacted vendors, put up all the Christmas lights in the park and helped with the event overall. Her excitement carried over to all of us, Betty said. Worthington Springs Councilman Keith Parrish, his wife, Wendy, and boys helped with Christmas lights, the Facebook page, setting up tables and chairs and with anything that needed to be done. W.C. Blue won the raffle on the vendors basket and Kelly Jo Harris won the GoDaddy Lures tackle box full of the homemade lures. For food, participants enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, boiled peanuts, honey, funnel cakes and all kinds of cookies, cakes and pies. Vendors were also on hand selling Pampered Chef, woodwork, hair bows, jewelry and Christmas wreaths.Worthington Springs hosts Christmas at the Park Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passes awayUnion County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead died Wednesday afternoon, Dec.18 from cardiac faiure after a brief illness, according to a UCSO press release. Whitehead just turned 60 in September and had served as Unions sheriff since 1985. Due to press deadlines, the Times couldnt obtain any more information, but will have full coverage in next weeks edition.

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 (386) 496-2261 John M. Miller, Publisher Editor: Vincent Alex Brown Sports Editor:Cliff Smelley Advertising:Kevin Miller Darlene Douglass Typesetting:Eileen Gilmore Advertising and Newspaper Prod. Earl W. Ray Classified Adv.Mary Johnson Bookkeeping:Joan Stewart-JonesUnion County TimesUSPS 648-200 Published each Thursday and entered as Periodical Postage Paid at Lake Butler, Florida under Act of March 3, 1879.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: UNION COUNTY TIMES125 E. Main Street Lake Butler, FL 32054Subscription Rate in T rade Area $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months Outside Trade Area: $39.00 per year: $20.00 six months The radio dispatcher told the first responders that a passerby saw some smoke coming from the house and called it in. The person saw a car outside the two-car garage and knocked on the front door to see if anyone was inside. However, they had to stop once they heard the ammunition go off. Andrews said another passerby also saw smoke and continued on to the Ellisville station of Columbia County Fire Rescue. They headed toward the house and when they saw it was near the county line, proceeded to start attacking the fire. When UCFD got the call, it took approximately 20 minutes to finally get on scene. CCFR had also provided a tanker by the time UCFD arrived, and continued to provide much-needed to support to battle what became a lost cause. By noon the CCFR tanker was dry and the UCFD engine drove up to provide 1,000 gallons of water. Another CCFR tanker soon pulled up to provide even more water. One firefighter, who had to pour water on his head to cool off, said, Boy, Im glad to see you! Union County EMS Director Chris Drum came in with a tanker from UCFD, which was connected in tandem to provide even more water. Tankers can go locally to the 10,000-gallon water tank at the park in Providence to refill. At one point, Melanie Black drove up with her daughter, Elizabeth Neilson, who plays clarinet in the Union County High School band. Don, the homeowner, is her father. One of (the pets) Liz had since before she was born, Black said. Thank God nobody was home. Heather, the wife of the homeowner, told WCJB TV-20 that that the newest addition to the family was a little pig. He didnt even know he was a pig he had never even been outside, she said. He would sleep inside with us. We just want our animals back. Around 12:45 the family confirmed their worst fears after briefly inspecting the outside of the house: It was a total loss and the pets did not make it. Firefighters continued to douse the fire, even calling for foam in order to finally contain it. At 1:42, Drum reported over the radio, The fire is mostly out. Andrews said his crew was on scene for about six hours total. At around 3:15, when UCHS was letting out and busses were heading out, the UCFD engine was finally heading back to the station. The cause will probably be the failure of an electrical power cord. Thats our best guess, said Captain Phil Roman with the Division of State Fire Marshall who investigated the fire. He operates out of the Northeast Region office in Jacksonville. We will never know, but we feel pretty confident. Cheap extension cords and some power strips can overheat when overloaded and/ or when covered up, causing a heat buildupsometimes called hyper-insulation, he said. Some people cover cords to keep from tripping on them, which can lead to this. It was in the front room, pretty close to other furniture. Then it kind of snowballed, Roman said. He said dresser on top of the cord and the ammunition played a part too, creating a domino effect. Just a very tragic thing, he said. They were pretty devastated, and obviously so. He said that the Red Cross, UCFD and UC EMS brought food out there to the family. Lt. Lyn Williams with the Union County Sheriffs Office said that his office has been collecting items on behalf of the family. People have really come out and donated to the family, he said. So far that includes over $600 in gift cards and hundreds of dollars in clothes and Christmas gifts for the childrenLiz along with a son and daughter who live with the Neilsons. Additionally, Drum thanked Skips Deli in Lake Butler for providing food to the first responders, which he said they do often. Walt Lahman said that when Tom and Betty Hatcher let him know about the situation, his church, Old Providence Baptist Church, moved into action and began also gathering clothes, household items and Christmas gifts for the family. They also obtained toiletries, pots and pans, dishes and towels. One of our missions is to meet the needs of our community, Lahman said. When Tom and Betty e-mailed me this morning, I sent the information to everyone on our church e-mail list and also to the Beulah Baptist Association. Meally Jenkins, our benevolence director, and Robert Harden started working in their areas of expertise and got the ball rolling with our people.   Our pastor, Kenneth Edenfield, added more push to the efforts. Part of those items came through the ministry of Jenkins called The Dream Machine in Lake City. She is the sister of Ricky Jenkins, a former commissioner with Union County who retired after 20 years in November of last year. Coincidentally, the Union County Commissioners had a regularly scheduled meeting the night of the fire, and both Drum and Commissioner Wayne Smith remarked that this is the second house fire within the previous 10 days in the Providence area. The first one was a minor one at Smiths daughters house. Nevertheless, it seemed to underscore the need for a fire station in the Providence, which has been debated for nearly two years now. Smith asked that at an unrelated special meeting planned soon, that they again discuss the fire station. Ive done a lot of figuring and talking to people, Smith said. Id like to discuss (getting a fire station), in a peaceful manner, he emphasized. Chairman Jimmy Tallman agreed. Perhaps the Neilson familys loss will spark a plan to finally get a fire station built in Providence. Until the Neilsons figure out a plan for rebuilding, they are currently staying with family in Wellborn. To provide donations to the Neilson family, contact either the UCSO at 386-496-2501 or sheriff@unionsheriff.us Meally at enkins@isgroup.net or Edenfield at kennethedenfield@bellsouth.net .FIREContinued from 1A

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There will be an early deadline for the Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 papersMonday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 30, by noon. Both papers will be published in time to be on the street on Tuesday and in mailboxes on Thursday.Seeking Guardian Angels for childrenGPC Missions (Giving Peace to Children) is seeking local Guardian Angels to help Union County children of all ages receive at least one of the gifts on their wish list this year. The families selected cannot afford Christmas for them. GPC is also accepting donations of winter clothes (new and used). Call for size sizes, and diapers for the little ones. Call or text Sue Raper at 386-984-6072 or email her at sraper73@gmail.com Learn more about GPC Missions at www.gpcmissions.org .Big Red Christmas Drive, Dec. 23The 12th Annual Big Red Christmas Drive giveaway will be at the Lake Butler Community Center on Monday, Dec. 23, beginning at 1 p.m. Their program is for needy families in Union County only; children ages 2-12. Families can get help with gifts for their kids for Christmas by coming on that day. They must bring proof of residency (drivers license or a piece of mail) and also must provide each childs birth certificate or social security card. Children must be present. They are also taking donations. They can be dropped off at Sweet   Temptations or they can arrange pick-up. Monetary donations can be mailed to BRCD at P.O. Box 151, Lake Butler, FL 32054.Substitute teacher training, Jan. 9Substitute training will be held for new   s ubstitutes   a nd   f or those who did not   substitute teach for at least 10 days during the 2012-13 school year, Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union County Adult Education building. Contact Pam Pittman at 386-496-2045 ext. 230.UCT Legals 12/19/13 The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a public hearing and business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: January 7, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. PLACE: A & A Transport Office lo cated at the Union County Transpor tation Facility, 255 SW 9th Avenue, Lake Butler, Florida GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct a public hearing and business meeting of the Union County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be ob tained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommoda tions to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Flori da Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re spect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed ing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued. 12/19 1tchg-UCT PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Depart ment of Agriculture, is considering an exchange of interests in land (surface use easements) with Columbia County and Plum Creek Timberlands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the authority of the National Trails System Act of October 2, 1968 (16 USC 1241) and the Federal Land Exchange Facilitation Act of August 20, 1988 (43 USC. 1716). Publication of this notice is required by land exchange regulations (36 CFR 254.8) and will contribute to the public scoping effort to identify any issues associated with this project (40 CFR 1501.7). The interest in land under the juris diction of the FS that is being consid ered for exchange can be described as: A railroad easement being 50 feet either side of the centerline of the proposed rail line located in T. 3S., R. 18E, Section 31, Tallahassee Meridi an, Columbia County, Florida. The interest in land under the jurisdic is being considered for exchange can be described as: An easement for the Florida National Scenic Trail being a 10 foot wide strip of land lying 5 feet on each side within portions of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 18 East and Section 1, Township 4 South, Range 18 East, Columbia County Florida and portions of Sections 6, 7, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 19 East, Baker County, Florida, and portions of Sections 19, 29, 30, and 32, Township 4 South, Range 19 East and a portion of Sections 5 & 8, in Township 5 South, Range 19 East, Union County, Florida. Both easements are approximate ly 6.27 acres and legal descriptions are located at the Forest Supervisors Office in Tallahassee, Florida. Maps and a more detailed description of the proposed exchange may be found on the project website (http://goo.gl/ aID2s4) or are available upon request (contact Matthew Trager at mdtrager@fs.fed.us or 850-523-8582). The FS requests comments to determine if the exchange is in the public interest and if the lands are affect ed by liens, encumbrances or other claims. Comments may be sent to Susan Jeheber-Matthews, Forest Supervisor, by mail (National Forests of Florida, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, Florida 323034160) or by email (comments-southern-florida@fs.fed.us) within 45 days after the initial date of publication of this notice. Comments will be placed in the public record for this project and individuals who submit comments will receive future project updates unless otherwise requested. 12/19 4tchg 1/9-UCT On January 20,1992, the Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida adopted Ordinance No. 91-07, which established the policy of the County to promote equal opportunity to obtain adequate hous ing by all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, marital status, familial status, age, handicap or national origin. These ordinances are available for public inspection at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, located at 15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, Florida, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Any aggrieved person may file a com plaint of a housing discrimination act with the: Florida Commission on Human Relations 2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 100 Tallahassee, Florida 32301 Toll-free Telephone: 1.800,342.8170 or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20410 Toll-free Telephone: 1.800.669.9777 To request information or assistance locally, you may contact James Tallman, Chair, at the County Offices or telephone 386.496.4241. FAIR HOUSING COORDINATOR, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES COORDINATOR AND AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT COORDINATOR For questions about Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunities and/or Section 504 procedures re garding the Americans with Disabil ities Act, please contact James Tallman, Chair, at the County Offices or telephone 386.496.4241, who serves as the Coordinator for Fair I lousing, Equal Employment Opportunity and Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act. 12/19 1tchg-UCT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000024 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM EDWARD HINSON A/K/A WILLIAM E. HINSON; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION of 9266 Northwest 148th Trail, Lake Butler, FL. 32054; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM EDWARD HINSON A/K/A WILLIAM E. HINSON and CAPITOL ONE BANK (USA), N.A., Defendants. NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg ment of Foreclosure entered on in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST), at UNION County Court house: Exhibit A LOT 1, COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 9266 NW 148th Trail, Lake Butler, FL 32054 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: December 13, 2013 CLERK OF THE COURT UNION COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: Crystal Norman Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 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 provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listen ing device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org Sonya K. Daws, Esq. Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 215 South Monroe Street, Suite 600 Tallahassee, FL 32301 12/19 2tchg 12/26-UCT Legals BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor For the second time in four months, Clay Electric members will see an increase in their monthly bills. In October, the utility increased its monthly customer charge by $3. In addition, the coop increased its energy charge on the first 1,000-kilowatt hours of power from 7.48 cents to 7.63 cents per kilowatt hour. In January, Clay Electric will begin passing through a 4.4 percent increase that its power supplier, Seminole Electric, imposed on the Keystone Heightsbased utility and nine other coops that own Seminole electric. The other nine co-ops that buy power from Seminole are Talquin in Quincy, TriCounty in Madison, Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, Central Florida in Chiefland, Sumter in Sumpterville, Withlacoochee River in Dade City, Peace River in Wauchula, Glades in Moore Haven, and Lee County in North Fort Myers. Seminole generates most of its power from a 1,300-megawatt coal fired power plant north of Palatka. The wholesale power supplier also operates an 810-megawatt natural gas-powered plant along the Polk and Hardee County line. It sells the electricity to its 10 members, which are located in the panhandle and down the middle of the state with seven located north of the Interstate 4 corridor and three located south of the highway. The January increase will appear in the power cost adjustment line of Clay Electric members bills. Members who consume 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see their bill increase by about $5 a month. Seminole said it increased the rate because of excess capacity, increases in the costs of fuels and the necessity to replace expiring supply contracts with agreements that wound up more expensive. The power supplier said that it had planned for power demand to increase around 4 percent a year, but in recent years growth had slowed to 0. It projects that though 2016, it will have more capacity than consumer demand. Seminoles 10 member coops saw steady growth in both megawatt hours sold and customer connections through 2009. However, in the following year, customer connections dropped from 903,490 in 2009 to 848,274 in 2010. In 2011 and in 2012, connections rebounded to 850,631 and 858,972, around the same number of customers Seminole and its members served in 2005. Megawatt hours sold peaked from 17.172 million in 2009 to 15,468 million in 2012, a 10 percent decrease. Similarly, Seminoles revenues peaked from $1.459 billion in 2010 to $1.223 billion in 2012, a 16 percent drop. The co-ops net margin fell from $60 million in 2010 to $12 million in 2012, an 80 percent decline. In its November newsletter, the Kilowatt, Clay Electric said that even with the January increase in its power cost adjustment charge, the co-ops rates remain among the lowest in the state. The utility also said that around 72 percent of its annual budget goes to pay for wholesale power costs. Clay Electric raising power cost adjustment charge LB Social Club elects new officersThe Lake Butler Social Club held its annual election of officers   at the Dec. 7 dinner/ dance. The elected officers for the 2014 club year are: Mary Mader, president; Sandra Tyre, vice president;   Peggy Denmark, treasurer;   Joretta Davis, secretary.   Lane Altom, Joe Key and Shirley Long were selected as board members. The kitchen/food director is Lynn Denmark. The Christmas Dance will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, and   a New Years Blue and White Party will be on Saturday, Dec. 28. The club welcomes guests for an admission fee of $8.00.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Union County Times 5A Merry Christmas Maines Insurance & Real Estate25 E. Main Street Lake Butler (386) 496-3978 386-496-9656 275 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 (Suwannee Medical Building)12 Years Experience Admitted to State and Federal Bar (M and S. Dist.) Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCMS)Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service at 10 a.m. 4900 NW 182nd Way Starke(Entrance to Conerly Estates on S.R. 16) (904) gslcstarke@aol.com Everyone W elcome!Childrens Church 10 a.m. Many people during this time of year celebrate the holiday season as a remembrance of Christs birth. However, the Bible nowhere speaks of Christians celebrating Christs birth or of a religious observance of Christmas. Many think they are doing God a service by celebrating Christs birth but they are not because they cannot do such in His name or by His authority (Colossians 3:17). While Jesus did call upon us to remember His death every first day of the week in the observance of the Lords Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 20:7), nowhere did He give instructions for when or how to celebrate His birth. Some may still think there is no harm in celebrating Christmas as Christs birthday but remember how Nadab and Abihu died when they sought to serve God as they saw fit instead of following Gods pattern (Leviticus 10:1-2). Bible Study at 9:00 AM on Sun and 7:30 PM on Wed Worship at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Sun. UCHS A/B Honor Roll9th GRADE Allyson Ash, Chloe Bailey, Amanda Bertine, Joyce Chandler, Tyrus Cook, Olivia Crawford, Samantha Cruz, Kaitlyn Davis, Campbell Falk, Jasmine Farmer, Sierra Ferguson, Philip Gainey, Mariah Griner, Ty Hamilton, Andre Hampton, Seth Hendricks, Matthew Jobin, Phillip Joyner, Ciara Kearns, Dawson Kitler, Leanne Kline, Taylor Lilliston, Justin Lovelace, Noah Mattox, Maggie Parrish, Jacob Ricks, Falyn Rimes, Ashley Roberts, Holland Roberts, Victoria Rosaly, Alyssa Rose, Bethany Rose, Samantha Sardo, Kenneth Smith, Qushawn Smith, Jordan Snyder, Shynese Stoutamire, Dylan Thornton, Cassie Tomlinson, Tarek Walker, Ethan West, Jake Whitehead, Kalin Williams, Kayla Williams, Marshall Worrell, Noah Wright and Molly Zapp Nia Alexander, Savannah Baggett, Haley Barnes, Philip Brown, Jesstin Castillo, Courtney Christie, Evan Coleman, Brittney Cooper, Hunter Crawford, Katherine Deshong, Francisco Gomez, Allie Hedman, Treyce Hersey, Ashley Holt, Latia Jackson, Kinedy Johnson, Jamie Loznicka, Caleb Mattox, Saulius Mazeika, Latiyah McDonald, Shelby McDowell, Patrick Miller, Molly OSteen, Jordan Pilcher, Travis Rogers, Wilbur Rogers, Cheyenne Sapp-Beard, Carly Shaw, Troy Underhill, Ashlynn Vaughn, Chad Ward, Emily West, Kymberlyn Williams, Wyatt Williams and Morgan Worrell Rebecca Andrews, Cody Church, Caleb Cox, Aniston Crawford, Alyssa Davison, Gavin Drawdy, Kaleb Dubose, Dylan Durrance, Nicolas Goodwin, Jordan Gore, Waylon Griffis, Christopher Hodgson, Kaitlyn Holmes, Kalyn Ingram, Amke Jebens, Ashley Johnson, Tyler Lewis, Brianna Martin, Alexa Park, Emily Potter, Aaron Provin, Sifoa Robbins, Meagan Sellers, Kelsey Thornton, Thomas Webb, Chase Wilkerson and Shyla Young Atiyah Adams, Tristan Andrews, Jonathan Besso, Andrew Bloomfield, Mikayla Chandler, Joseph Chiominto, Larry Collins, Bradley Deshong, Quay Drawdy, Jordyn Driggers, Miranda Ely, Geordyn Green, Ericka Griffis, Jacob Hedman, Garrett Hersey, Taylor Joyner, Justin Lindsey, Samuel Lovelace, Colten McAlister, Joshua Mines, Ashley Mock, Breanna Moppert, Kayla Nettles, Peyton Powell, Teigan Rengering, Benjamin Riggs, Rafael Sanchez-Gutierrez, Angelique Truett, Elizabeth Veals, Ryan Ward, Scott Whitlow, Mitchell Williams and Danielle Willis School

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Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and CSX. As usual, the Department of Corrections came through in a big way. Warren said he asked the department for 147 correctional officers, but it was obvious the department sent a lot more than that. The departments involvement meant the event actually had a surplus of cops. We ran out of kids and baskets before we ran out of officers, Warren said. (DOC officers) come in force. To have them contribute is great. Judy Sumpter was one of those correctional officers. She sounded as if she had as much fun as any of the children. I really enjoyed it, she said. If I can do it again, Ill do it again every year. Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Sydney and Mark may not know each other But they share a common enemy. UFHealth.orgAs an infant, Sydney Thomas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Mark Atkinson has been working for more than 25 years developing treatments to prevent and even cure diabetes. Dr. Atkinsons work at UF Health is shedding new light on Sydneys disease. And its an invisible connection thats helping us move medicine forward.UF Health and Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 Before 6 p.m. 964-5451* CLOSED MON & TUES SCREEN 1 SCREEN 2 Now Showing Visit us on-line at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.comFri, 8:00 Sat, 5:00, 8:00 Sun, 5:15 Mon., Wed., Thurs, 7:15 CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVEEXPENDABLESNow Showing PG-13 Will Ferrell inANCHORMAN 2THE LEGEND CONTINUESFri, 7:00, 9:10 Sat, 4:45, 7,00, 9:10 Sun, 4:45, 7:00 Mon., Wed., Thurs, 7:15 CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE PG-13Martin Freeman in You have the right to have a merry Christmas BY CLIFF SMELLEY Regional News/Sports Editor If the Grinch lived in Bradford County instead of adjacent to Whoville, chances are his heart still wouldve grown three sizes Starke Elementary School student Anna Hallan and Brandy Roberts of Florida State Prison prepare to check out. Starke Elementary School student Malik Lucas gets some assistance in selecting a toy from Derrick Sapp of the Corrections Corporation of America. if he witnessed the Starke Police Departments annual Shop With a Cop program. Every year community donations and fundraisers, plus grants from Walmart, allow children identified by their teachers as having a needbut still doing everything that is required of them in schoolto participate in a shopping spree at Walmart of Starke. As you would guess by the name, each child is accompanied by a cop. The event began in 2005 with 43 children. This years event, which was Dec. 17, was made up of 213 children. I didnt expect it to be quite this large, said Union County Sheriffs Office Deputy Mindy Goodwin, who was participating for the first time. Im amazed at the number of kids out here. Starke Police Department Capt. Barry Warren, who organizes the event, has received so much in donations this year that he has allowed smaller groups of children to participate in shopping sprees outside of the Dec. 17 event, since space limitations prevented Walmart from hosting every single child at once. Next year, though, plans are to have an official two-day event. Warren said the support he has received makes him proud to be a part of this community. You can call this a small county if you want, Warren said, but when it comes to heart, theres not a county in this state that compares. Starke Police Department Officer Michael Tew, who was participating in the event for the first time, said, We have a lot of people in the community who look out for the children. Thats Brooker Elementary student David Hinds tries on a bicycle helmet as Mark Williams of RMC looks on. always good. Since the event has grown to include so many children, it takes personnel from several agencies to provide a cop for each child to shop with. Besides local law-enforcement officers, the event included officers from Gainesville and Alachua, as well as agencies such as the See SHOP, 10B Starke Police Department Taylor follows Brooker Elementary student Jasmine Mabry in one of Walmarts toy aisles as she looks for something that captures her fancy.

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BY CLIFF SMELLEY Regional News/Sports Editor Community State Bank in Starke has been a part of Sharon Bennetts life for 44 years, and retirement wont change that. Bennett is set to end a career she began at the age of 17. She went from simply answering the phone to working in lending for 33 years and eventually becoming senior vice president. Im leaving the work part of it, but I dont feel like Im leaving the family, Bennett said. Ill still be a part of the Community State Bank family. Perhaps it was fate that Bennetts parents, Jeff and Maude Prevatt, started banking at Community State Bank when it first opened. She remembers accompanying her parents to the bank as a girl and thinking, Maybe Ill work at that bank one day. The Lawtey native, after graduating from Bradford High School, actually applied for a job at both Community State Bank and the old Florida Bank. Reflecting upon it today, Bennett said there werent many opportunities for a 17-year-old. People didnt want to hire you until you were 18, she said. Community State Bank did 2B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, D ec. 19, 2013 When two experienced specialists in urology expand their practices, thats good news for Starke residents. Dr. Nseyo has an extensive medical background and is a proven educator in urologytraining the next generation of specialists. Dr. Narayan has expertise in less invasive and innovative urology care and is the former Chair of Urology at Shands UF in Gainesville. GLAD YOURE HERE, DR. NSEYO AND DR. NARAYAN 922 E. Call Street Starke, FL 32091 904-368-2300 For more information about our urologists and our staff of expert physicians, go to ShandsStarke.com.Independent members of the medical staff.SHANDS STARKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER WELCOMES TWO UROLOGISTS TO STARKE. Perinchery Narayan, M.D., Board-Certied Urologist Unyime Nseyo, M.D., FACS, Board-Certied Urologist We will be open on 12/24 from 11am 2:30pm and closed all day on Christmas. 964-8061US 301, Starke Whats so special about Christmas?Christmas brings back fond memories as a child growing up and wondering what was under the Christmas tree. Special memories and a season of joy and excitement. I still enjoy Christmas with my children and grandchildren. But as I got older I realized there is a lot more to celebrate. The Bible says Thanks to God for his indescribable gift 2 Cor. 9:15 NIV So as we celebrate this special season called Christmas, lets really remember the baby born in a manger. Isaiah 9:6 says, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. This is who we celebrate. What a tremendous encouragement what a promise of hope. If ever we needed hope we need it now. So the Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, gives you and I hope, in spite of our circumstances. Jesus said in Acts 20:35, it is more blessed to give than to receive. God gave it all when Jesus was born in the manger. The Savior of the World. What a gift what a reason to celebrate Christmas. Thats whats so special about Christmas. Merry Christmas Harry & JoAnn Hatcher & all of us at Western Steer Gift CertificatesBuy $50 Gift Certificate& Get $10 Gift Certificate Free!The Perfect Christmas Gift!From now through Dec. 24 Bennett: leaving a job, but remaining part of a familySharon Bennett is retiring after a 44-year career at Community State Bank, where she began working as a 17-yearold fresh out of Bradford High School. hire her, and thus began a lifelong education of the banking world. It was an education Bennett embraced. When quitting time rolled around, she was more apt to stay late and help others with their work. I was willing to put in the work that was required to learn the different positions at the bank, Bennett said. She fondly remembers Margaret Miller, who also encouraged her to learn as much as she could. She was the one who really took me under her wing, I guess, and said, Youre going to learn this, Bennett said. Many peoplepast and presenthave helped Bennett, but she said the two who probably had the greatest impact on her career were Miller and Ray Norman. In fact, it was because of Norman she wound up working in lending. Ray talked me into that one, Bennett said. He told me I could do it. Bennett admitted the thought of working in that area intimidated her, but once she got into it, she found she really liked it. She has enjoyed the relationship with her customers, whether they were looking to start a business or purchase a home or vehicle. Ive been able to help a lot of people, Bennett said. Im going to miss that. In fact, Bennett said her customers have become her BY CLIFF SMELLEY Regional News/Sports Editor It has been a great way to interact with the community and, more importantly, an avenue of employment training for its consumers, but the thrift store opened by the Arc of Bradford County in October 2008 will be closing its doors on Friday, Dec. 20. Sherry Ruszkowski, the executive director of the Arc of Bradford, and Tony Sellars, the Arcs operations director, said the decision to close the store has been a sad one for all involved with the Arc, but the bottom line is the thrift store is a business, and it was one that was losing money. Weve had many faithful customers, Sellars said, but the time has come where it doesnt support itself anymore. Ruszkowski said the thrift store was operating at a deficit every month this year, which, of course, made it tough to cover overhead and pay the consumers who worked there. The decision was put off for months, but eventually the decision to close the store had to be made. Its a no-brainer, Ruszkowski said. Any responsible business owner would be making this decision. The mission of the Arc of Bradford County is to provide support such as adult day training, residential services, community employment and supported living services for individuals with varying disabilities. Yet it was getting difficult for the Arc to provide those services and maintain staff cuts in state funding year after year. We needed to branch out Arc staff: closing thrift store a tough but right, decisionSee BENNETT, 3B See STORE, 7B

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Ruth Corwine (center) is pictured with daughter Margaret Anderson and son-in-law Win Armstrong during a birthday celebration on Dec. 13. The Womans Club of Starke was the location for a surprise 95th birthday luncheon and bridge party for Ruth Corwine on Friday, Dec. 13. The party was hosted by Ruths daughter, Margaret Anderson and son-in-law, Win Armstrong, Shea Huey Shea and Judy are Margarets college buddies. Pictured above are: (seated, l-r) were Muriel Wilson, Virginia Darby, guest of honor Ruth Corwine, Peggy Godwin, (standing, l-r) Joyce Green, Marsha Welch (from Savannah), Mille Haynes, Marty Berry, Joann Rowe, Sonja Anderson, Del Dougherty and Liz Jarmon. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B Corwine treated to surprise 95th birthday party Please JoinFIRST UNITEDMETHODIST CHURCHforCHRISTMAS EVEUNDERTHE STARSMon Dec 24th 6:30pm The Service will be held at the Church Parsonage located at 1307 Raiford Road Hwy 16 West Starke, FLContact the church or visit our website:www.firstumc.ccFirst United Methodist Church200 N. Walnut St. Starke, FL (904) 964-6864We will gather out in the cool brisk night air to celebrate the birth of the Savior with family and friends. This years celebration is themed Christmas Wonderland Under the Stars. Who knows, there might even be SNOW! All you need to bring is a lawn chair and a friend to enjoy the Christmas story, candlelight, live nativity, communion and lots of carols. The grand finale of our celebration will be the releasing of Christmas lanterns. Its going to be spectacular! Thanks to all our Patients and Friends Socials ,friends, but many dont know shes retiring. She admitted she just doesnt have the heart to tell them. Some of them have been here as long as I have, Bennett said. Its kind of hard to say, Oh, I wont be here to serve you when you come in again. If you talk to Bennett, you will get the impression that such a caring attitude isand has beena part of Community State Bank. She has experienced it under three generations of leadership of the Johns family founder Charley Johns, his son, Jerome, and Jeromes son, Phillip. Charley Johns didnt work in the bank as he was busy with his insurance agency, but he did drop in to chat with employees who had the time to do so, Bennett said. He always was interested in your family and how you were doing, Bennett said. She saw the same kind of concern from both Jerome and Phillip Johns. If something tragic ever occurred to a bank employees family, Bennett said you could count on one of the Johns men to be the first to call you. They like to think the people who work for them are family, Bennett said, adding, Everybody that you work with here is that way. It makes it nice. Bennett is excited, though, about retirement, which she made up her mind to do in October. She has nothing specifically planned for this next phase of her life, though, other than spending more time with her only grandchild (Madison Bennett). Bennett said shes one of those people who doesnt know what each day holds in store for her until she wakes up that morning. Anybody who knows me knows I dont make plans, she said. Bennetts husband, Dean, who worked for Plum Creek for 39 years and also did some work as an emergency medical technician, is currently the maintenance director for Bradford County. My husbands not going to retire at the present time, so if I decide to go somewhere, Ill leave him a note and let him know where Im at, Bennett said with a laugh. Whatever she decides to do, it will make up what she refers to as the next chapter in her life. If its anything like her lifes previous chapter, it should be enjoyable. This has been a long chapter, but a good one, Bennett said in regard to her work at Community State Bank. Hopefully, this next chapter will be a long chapter, too, and a good one.BENNETTContinued from 2B Dear Editor: I find it extremely upsetting over the publicity received concerning the Mayor of Hampton. Any trickle of wrong doing, in Lawtey or Hampton, brings quick media attention from the Gainesville Sun (front page) and the Bradford Telegraph. Even embezzlers to small business and our County receive little to no media coverage. I do not condone Moores actions, but cannot equate the difference given to a Hampton Mayor and an admitted cocaine using State Legislator by our Governor. Living in the Hampton vicinity for 55 years, some of Bradfords finest reside in Hampton and its vicinity, along with one of the best schools in our County. Joe RiddickMedia quick to report wrongdoings in HamptonDear Editor: In the past few months Bradford County has stopped accepting animals from Starke residents at the Bradford County Animal Control and Adoption Center because of the lack of an interlocal agreement between the City of Starke and Bradford County. The question is WHY? Is it because they think that Starke residents are not citizens of Bradford County? Do they think that Starke residents are not paying taxes to Bradford County already? Why would we need an interlocal agreement before Starke residents would be allowed to take animals to the Bradford County Animal Control and Adoption Center? Wouldnt Starke residents be just like Brooker, Hampton and Why did BC commissioners turn away Starke animals?Lawtey residents? In looking at my tax bill for the current year I was taxed by Bradford County at the same millage rate that someone in the unincorporated parts of the county is taxed by Bradford County. I verified this with the Bradford County Tax Collector just to make sure. As a Starke resident I also have a Bradford County Commissioner who represents me. I verified that with the Supervisor of Elections just to make sure. If we are taxed and represented, shouldnt we be able to take advantage of the services provided by that taxing authority? If Bradford County knows that Starke residents are citizens of Bradford County then I am confused as to what their reasoning could be. Maybe they wanted to provide other services to the animals with the Animal Control and Adoption Center but couldnt do it with the money they received through taxes already. Maybe the bad economy is making it difficult for them to budget their monies to cover all of the services that they need to provide to ALL the citizens of Bradford County. That is why, I guess, they wanted to enter into the interlocal agreement. An interlocal agreement allows government agencies in an area to share their budgets to reach a common goal they may be unable to reach separately. What a wonderful concept it is when government agencies work together on issues. But wouldnt we want Brooker, Hampton and Lawtey to participate as well? Wouldnt there need to be a discussion of what the reasoning for the interlocal agreement is? This is where we look to our elected leaders to provide direction. But it is also where citizens communicate to their elected officials what they feel is important. My hope is that the animals of Starke and all of Bradford County are important to someone. While Starke citizens wait to see how this situation will resolve, animals are at risk. How many have been dumped on a country road or worse while this situation continues? Tracy C. George Founder/President Supporters of Sheltered Animals Inc. Letters editor@bctelegraph.com

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4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thu rsday, Dec. 19, 2013 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you from all of us atJackson Building SupplyHarriette Jackson Eric Jackson Marc Jackson Monica Outlaw Corey Robinson Priscilla Jackson Billy Rehberg Tom Gross Becky Strachan Bill Moody Clint Lockhart Bill Bosier Bruce Jackson Greg AlvarezAt this time of year our attention is focused on Christmas. On behalf of the stockholders, officers, directors and employees of Jackson Building Supply, I would like to thank you all for your support. We realize that without you and more importantly, without the Grace and Mercy of Almighty God, we could not exist as a business or even as individuals. Because you have been so good to us and likewise God has been, we feel that we need to share with you what we believe Christmas is all about. Christmas is surely a time of giving, as is evidenced by the giving or exchanging of many gifts. When we think about Christmas giving we need to remember, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life, (John 3:16). God gave that we might believe on His Son and have a place In Heaven. Jesus paid our sin debt and rose again to show that His payment was enough. However, if we reject what He gave, we have a place in Hell. Christmas needs to be a time for receiving, for no one can give a gift unless it is received. The Bible says that the Gift of God, His Son, Jesus, came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. Even to them that believe on his name; Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:11-13) Christmas is a time of happiness, as evidenced on the face of many. Happiness depends on happenings and can be short lived to gain real Joy and Peace this Christmas, why not right now receive thegreatest gift ever given, The Lord Jesus Christ? Jesus loves us and invites us to believe in Him. If you have not made this commitment, you should right now receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. If you have just now received Him...you can know the real Joy of Christmas for the first time. For those of us who already know Him may we be drawn to a closer walk this Christmas. We thank God for the opportunity He has given us to serve your building supply and hardware needs we also thank Him for allowing us to share Jesus Christ with you. After all, without Christ there would be no Christmas.Tom Jackson We will be closed Wed., Dec. 25th at our Starke and Lake Butler locations. We will re-open Thurs., Dec. 26th at 7:30 a.m. Mark Reddish James Balkcom Mike Shemer STARKE 964-6078 LAKE BUTLER 496-3079Kelly Outlaw Greg Jackson Were your neighborhood store North 301 Starke, FL (Next to Fairgrounds) M-F 8:00-5:30 Sat 8:00-5:00 LARGE SELECTION MEN & WOMENS WESTERN SHIRTS Long & Short Sleeve20%Justin Work Boots for menRoper Boots for Women & KidsOFF Horse Tack Sale ~ 10% OFF Camo T-Shirts too... All T-Shirts 20-50% OFF MENS COWBOY CUT JEANSPrewashed & RegularGreat Selection ~ Western Belts and Hats A Pre-School That Believes The real reason we celebrate ChristmasI have a private preschool so I am able to teach my children about baby Jesus and why He was born. We also celebrate traditional expressions of the holiday season such as Santa Claus, gifts, decorations and Christmas trees. We read stories and sing songs about baby Jesus, Santa Claus and Rudolph. We learn about the importance of giving. We take trips to the nursing home to sing to the residents. We color pictures with them, we hug by Linda Bryantand we love them. That is a precious form of giving. We as teachers also recognize the importance of make-believe in childrens emotional, cognitive and overall social development. My teachers are allowed to pray with our children. We try to teach them the real meaning of Christmas. We let them be little and believe.Linda Bryant is the owner of Bradford Preshool located at 407 W. Washington St. in Starke, FL. She may be reached at 904-964-4361. Sponsored advertisement Merry Christmas to Everyone!NORTH FLORIDAEquipments Rentals, LLC. 9080 South CR-213 Lake Butler, FL386-496-2121 Jesus is the reason for the season! WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS! There is a bumper sticker that says, I say we fish five days a week and work two. Unfortunately, many people fail to see the humor in that exaggeration because they fail to realize the passion that surrounds the activities of hunting and fishing. Only those who have experienced the solitude of the woods, rivers and lakes can appreciate how relaxing the hunting and fishing environments can be. It is probably that same fervent passion that leads so many hunters to take that hunting trip to Texas, Colorado, Montana or some other northern or western state during the winter. It was that noted motivation that led Wilbur Waters and his brother (and fellow Lawtey native), Danny, to join their brother Mike Waters on a yearly trip to Llano, Texas. This same trip is now going on a 28-year tradition. Hunting by itself would not have attracted Mike Rhoden to join the Waters Texas Trip, but talk about a great bass fishing lake on the same property was enough for him to join up. Rusty Davis and Rudy Waters (Dannys son) also frequently make the trip.   Norman Dowdy and his son, Derrick Dowdy, have made the trip on a visitors basis, so it obviously has a lot of appeal to deer hunters. Florida is a great location for many outdoors activities with its tropical and subtropical climate. It does come up short, however, when compared to many other locations for deer hunting. Deer grow larger in northern and western locations, and they are more plentiful. Wilbur Waters indicated Fins, Fur & Tails Deer hunting with the Waters familythat his party of eight hunters brought home 38 deer from their seven-day hunt in Texas this year. When reminded that the conversation was about deer hunting and not dove hunting, he confirmed that his party legally harvested 38 deer.   So the entire party filled 38 out of 40 possible tags, and apparently a return trip is planned for the two unfilled tags. The Waters family does not plan to change its work-week schedule, but there is also no danger of it forgetting when hunting season comes around and where Llano, Texas, is located.Outdoors outlookDespite our recent warm weather, the crappie bite remains strong in nearby lakes.   T.C. Lloyd, a pan fish guide from Middleburg, reports good catches from Lochloosa and Newnans, but the catch in Santa Fe remains moderate to this point. Joey Tyson of Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle reports good crappie catches from Lowry, and he is building his reserves of shiners for anticipated bass action with the warm weather.   Additionally Tyson indicates that the sunshine bass bite remains strong around the Santa Fe Pass. David Shannon has made good crappie catches from Camp Blanding lakes that he fishes via Rod and Gun Club contact members. Both Gulf and east coast guide services provide a diverse picture of the coasts. Noel Kuhn, a surf-fishing guide from Jacksonville, says to remind our readers to fish the front end of the low-pressure fronts because they are a lot more productive than the back. Captain Randy Harris has done well with trout and reds, especially during the cooler weather. However, the wind has been difficult. Do not forget the sheepshead around the pilings, oyster bars and rocks. Squirrel hunters should keep their eyes open for woodcocks during December and January.   They will be performing their courtship rituals, but will return north shortly after. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week.    Outdoors calendar Dec. 19, Crosshorn Ministries Christmas banquet, 7 p.m., Starke Golf and Country Club; Dec. 14-Jan. 12, second phase of Floridas dove season; Jan. 1, deer season ends in north Georgia; Jan. 15, deer season ends in south Georgia; Jan. 19, antlered deer season ends in Floridas Zone C; March 2, squirrel and quail seasons end in Floridas Zone C. If you have a story, idea or photo to share, please contact Mickey Agner via email at mka@ maoutdoors.com, or by phone at 904-964-1488. Photos may also be submitted in person at the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times or Lake Region Monitor. Wilbur and Matt Waters share the glory with this nice trophy taken during a trip to hunting destination for the family for 28 years. Derrick Dowdy displays a nice Matt Waters shows off a buck full of points. A trophy buck for Rusty Davis. Another prize with a full rack, shown off by Rudy Waters.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B We haveGreat GiftIdeas!G UNS, AMMOand A LL your Hunting & Fishing Supplies Yeti Coolers & so much more... Stop in and browse! and great gifts for theLadies too! (904) 368-81581371 US301 S., Starke, FL We will be closed December 24 & 25 Merry Christmas Happy New Year From our family to yours, thank you for your tremendous support during the year. Have a Great Christmas & New Years! & Darrick Swafford, 37, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 12 by Union deputies after his children unknowingly took drugs and drug paraphernalia to Lake Butler Elementary School in their backpacks. According to the arrest report, LBES Principal Stacy Rimes called the sheriffs department after the two students came to her and said they needed to contact their father to give him his medicine back. The students told Rimes and the deputy they didnt know what the medicine was, but knew they werent to touch it, and one said the father had placed it in a backpack before when he would leave home to conceal it. The students said that morning they were running late for school, and that their father must have forgotten it was in the backpack. Before the deputy contacted Swafford, he and his wife had arrived at school requesting the kids come to the office for early dismissal. A sheriffs Mans drugs end up at school in backpack t Crime t Amy Nicole Martin, 24, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 11 by Bradford deputies after being initially stopped for a seatbelt violation. According to the arrest report, Stop for no seatbelt leads to arrest for drugsinvestigator then came and questioned Swafford, who admitted the drugs were his, and that they must have fallen from a shelf in his closet into the childs backpack. Swafford was then placed under arrest at the school, and it was discovered by the deputy that he had a large fixed-blade knife concealed under his shirt. At his home, deputies also found more marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Swafford was charged with felony possession of a weapon on school property, possession of marijuana, two possessions of narcotic equipment and child neglect (by placing his children in a position of possible but not great harm). An 18-year-old Starke man and a 16-year-old Starke juvenile were arrested by Starke police Dec. 16 for burglary and several other charges after they ransacked a home and stole several weapons and other items. Lawrence Leon Cleesen, 18, of Starke has been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, possession of a weapon during a felony, criminal mischief-property damage and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juvenile has been charged with burglary, possession of a weapon during a felony, larceny and criminal mischief-property damage. The incident occurred on Dec. 15 when the homeowner arrived at his residence and found the rear door open and the screen torn out. He called police, not sure if the suspects were inside, and advised the officer that he has various weapons in the home. The officer didnt find anyone in the home, but noted that every room had been ransacked, with drawers, cabinets, desks, etc., in disarray. Numerous firearms were gone, along with several knives, military style boots, a camo backpack, a camcorder, a laptop computer and other items. While discussing the missing items, one of the police officers present said he had spoken with the juvenile earlier in the day and had observed him with some of the stolen items. Cleesen was also with the juvenile earlier, and the officers knew he lived only a block from the residence that was broken into. The officers went to Cleesens home. After questioning him and finding a bike in his possession that had been stolen a week earlier from the same residence, Cleesen admitted his involvement in the burglary and led the officers to a creek where most of the stolen items were recovered. The officers also went to the juveniles home and then questioned him at the police station. The police also obtained a selfie from the juveniles phone with him holding one of the stolen weapons. Cleesens bond was set at $40,000 at the Bradford jail, while the juveniles detention is being handled by the state department of juvenile justice.Burglars caught by Starke PoliceAnthony Randall Arnett, 31, of Starke was arrested by Bradford deputies for armed robbery of the Kangaroo store at the intersection of S.R. 100 and Griffis Loop just outside the Starke city limits. According to the arrest report, Arnett went into the store Dec. 14 just after midnight, displayed his firearm (later identified as a pellet gun) to the clerk, and took cash from the register. He then fled the store on foot and ran to a nearby house, where he called a friend for a ride. The friend called the sheriffs office, and deputies were able to locate Arnett at a residence near the store and take him into custody. While searching Arnett, a bag of cocaine weighing approximately 4.5 grams was found in his jacket. He later admitted to the deputy that he had robbed the Kangaroo. He was charged with robbery with a firearm and possession of cocaine. Bail was set at $200,000 for the robbery and an additional $5,000 for the cocaine possession charge. Man arrested after robbing store with pellet guna deputy noticed Martin didnt have a seatbelt on at the traffic light at S.R. 16 and U.S. 301 in Starke. After pulling her over, the deputy discovered Martin didnt have a license on her and that she has never had a drivers license. He also noticed a plastic baggy on the front seat, and a further search revealed drug paraphernalia and drugs in the vehicle. Martin was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug equipment and driving without a valid license. Bond was set at $4,500. The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties:BradfordRecent arrests in Bradford, Clay or UnionEddie John Allen, 19, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 14 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Bernard Vantaurous Beard, 27, of Starke was arrested Dec. 15 by Starke police for probation violation and by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Jason Junior Bratcher, 21, of Graham was arrested Dec. 13 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Nathaniel Kendrick Brown, 44, of Gainesville was arrested Dec. 16 by Bradford deputies for withholding child support. David Jim Browning, 47, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 11 by Starke police for disorderly intoxication, trespassing and resisting an officer. Anthony P. Burch, 36, of Baldwin was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Coy Allan Busby, 27, of Starke was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jessica Clark, 29, of Lake City was arrested Dec. 10 by Starke police for an out-of-county warrant. Ryan Edward Davis, 23, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 16 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Jennifer Nicole Hazen, 28, of Brooker was arrested Dec. 10 by Starke police for larceny and trespassing at Walmart. Nanette Michelle Honsberger, 52, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 14 by Bradford deputies for battery. Meagan Meleah James, 25, of Wildwood was arrested Dec. 15 by Lawtey police for possession of synthetic narcotics. Antonio Antwayn Lott, 20, of Starke was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving without a valid license. Steven Andrew Nugent, 30, of Starke was arrested Dec. 15 by Starke police for not having vehicle licensed/registered with the state and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Daniel Paul Pacetti, 39, of Pamona Park was arrested Dec. 15 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Enrique Perez-Lopez, 26, of East Palatka was arrested Dec. 12 by Bradford deputies for not having vehicle licensed / registered with the state. Willie James Perry, 30, of Starke was arrested Dec. 11 by Bradford deputies on two charges of manufacturing cocaine and two charges of selling cocaine. Bond was set at $60,000. Wendy McMaster Pettit, 47, of Middleburg was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Jennifer Irene Rhoden, 27, of Hampton was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana. Steven Wade Robbins, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 10 by Starke police for larceny at Walmart. Deon Anthony Smith, 37, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. John Patrick Williamson, 47, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 10 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Keystone/MelroseRebecca Bates, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 10 by Putnam deputies for possession of drugs, possession of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Tyler James Guay, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 15 by Palatka police for two out-of-county warrants. Jeffery Wade Raulerson, 47, of Melrose was arrested Dec. 16 by state troopers for DUI. Thomas Stanton, 25, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 14 by Clay deputies for driving with a suspended license.UnionIsaac Denorries Johnson, 21, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 11 by Union deputies on an outof-county warrant from Alachua County for lewd and lascivious molestation. Bond was set at $75,000. Tony Ervin Paytee, 57, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 14 by Union deputies for battery. Teavon Lee Williams, 23, of High Springs and Patrick Roo sevelt Stoutamire, 45, of Lake Butler were arrested Dec. 15 by Union deputies for larceny. They were observed by the deputy taking bottled water and Pepsi products from the front of the Kangaroo store on S.R. 121 in Lake Butler and loading them into their vehicle without paying for them. The deputy was on pa trol and sitting across the road at Sprinkle Field when he observed the criminal activity.

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Archer Funeral Home(386) 496-2008 Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always Thank God and our Savior for All the blessings that He has given us throughout the year 2013. Sometimes we neglect in giving Him the praise for all that He does for us. But thank God He is always with us and gives us what we need! Please remember what Christmas is all about, giving and receiving gifts is fine but remember, our Savior was born and died that we all may live!!! And how we live, depends on where we will spend our eternity after we die. We at Archer Funeral Home want to thank our friends and loved ones for all the prayers, calls, and love to us during our sickness. It means so much to know we are cared for. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas...and may 2014 be a blessing to all of us. Doyle, Mary, Family and our staffFrom the beginning until the end, Jesus will always be with us!!! 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, FL STARKE904.964.6200 Peace and Joy to allJones-Gallagher Funeral Home KEYSTONE HEIGHTS352.473.3176 Washing, Clipping Teeth Brushing Ear Cleaning Nails Clipped & Filed Call for Appointment 904-368-0992 17145 SW 101st Ave Starke, FL 32091GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Owners & Operators Kathy Rensberger & Leisha Boyd d Obituaries d Mildred CherryKEYSTONE HEIGHTSMrs. Mildred F. Cherry, 83, of Keystone Heights passed away, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka. Mrs. Cherry was born Oct. 12, 1930 in Green Cove Springs to the late Henry and Alice (Sweat) Bohannon. She has been a lifelong resident of Clay County and was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed traveling on vacations, and taking care of her puppies. Mrs. Cherry is survived by her husband of 47 years, Walter L. Cherry; six children, Marchell Gilmore, Tyna Cherry, Nancy Waldrup, Roger Gilmore, Rodney Gilmore, and Mary Garrison; one brother, Glenn Bohannon; five grandchildren, Jessica Cherry, Tessa Searels, Tammy Morton, Charles Waldrup II, and Salina Mannion, along with numerous great and great great grandchildren. A memorial service for Mrs. Cherry will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the JonesGallagher Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charlie Hunt officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 340 E. Walker Dr. Keystone Heights, 32656. 352-473-3176. www. jonesgallagherfh.comPAID OBITUARYAnn FountainAnn FountainSTARKEAnn Carol Fountain, age 75, of Starke, passed away at her residence on Dec. 16, 2013. She was born in Cochran, Ga. on April 8, 1938 to the late Alexander Vorndran and Voncille Roberts-Vorndran. Ann was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church in Lawtey and always took a special interest in the needs of the children of the church. Ann was also described as a shoe fanatic, as she owned many pairs of shoes. Ann had a kind spirit and will be missed by all that knew her. Ann is survived by: her loving husband of 28 years, Gerald Fountain of Lawtey; her daughters, Bambi Lynn Copeland of Deland, Gerri Lynn Bolhuis of Virginia Beach, Va., and Melissa Marie Prochnow of Germany; seven grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 11:00 am at Evergreen Baptist Church with Pastor Ben Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home at www.fbchomes. org in Anns name. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke, FL. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book.PAID OBITUARY Walter Larry   RAIFORDWalter Lee Pookie Larry died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1957 in Raiford to the late James Handy and Elizziebeth Larry. He was a laborer for many years. He is preceded in death by: his brothers John, Wallace, Rufuse, David and James Larry; and sisters, Helen Singatary and Mary Lee Gaines. He is survived by: daughter, Latishila (Frederick) Jackson; sons, Lance (Toccura) Larry of St. Mary, Ga., Tavaris Donaldson of Sanderson, and James (Sabrina) Watkins of Mayo; sisters, Frances (Bobby Dean) Majors of Starke, and Bobby Jean Larry of Georgia; brothers, Eddie Kirk and Willie Jean Larry of Georgia; sister-in-law, Edna Mae Singatary of Raiford; and ten grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at Archer Memorial Chapel, with Gerald Warren officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Carmine Lombardi, Jr.KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Carmine Anthony Lombardi, Jr., 82, of Keystone Heights died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Shands UF Hospital. He was born in Nyack, N.Y. Nov. 19, 1931 to the late Carmine A. and Carmella (Capobianco) Lombardi, Sr., and moved to Keystone Heights from Spokane, Wash. in 1993. United States Air Force retired, he had 33 years of service overseeing Nuclear Missile Maintenance. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by: his former wife, Clara E. Lombardi; a brother, Mario Lombardi, and a step-daughter, Patty Fillmon. He is survived by: his wife of 20 years, Patsy (Miller) Lombardi; children, Julie A. (Steve) Pangburn, James A. Lombardi and Robert A. Lombardi all of Spokane, Wash., Rhonda (Sandy) Knudsen of Orange Park and Donna (Terry) Lewis of Englis; brother, Richard A. Lombardi of New York City, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 in St. William Catholic Church with Father Mike Williams presiding. Viewing will be held one hour prior to beginning of services. Interment is to follow at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 2119 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home.   Larry Murphy RAIFORDLarry Patrick Murphy, 70, of Raiford died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at his home in Raiford after an extended illness. He was born in Coffeyville, Kan. and lived most of his life there, until he moved to Raiford in 2007.   He was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline Murphy, and was a WWII ArmyAirforce Veteran.   He was preceded in death by his son Sean Murphy. He is survived by: his wife,   Rose Ann Murphy; daughters, Trisha (Al) Parker of Port Richey; Lisa (Mike) Lamb of Pittsburg, Kan.; Mariam Parker of Starke; Jessica (Darrell) Kennington of Raiford; Rebecca (Wes) David of Rivert, Kan.; son,   Ben Bradford of Jacksonville; brother, Paul Murphy of Kansas; sister, Sheryl (Don) Gatlia of Okla.; 11 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the Dekle Cemetery in Lake Butler, under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.Annette NormanKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Annette Norman, 82, of Keystone Heights died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Starke. She was born in Fort Gaines, Ga., June 15, 1931 to the late Emmett and Tamzy (Hasty) Gill, Sr. Prior to retiring, she ran the soda fountain in a local drug store since 1971. She was a member of Gadara Baptist Church. She is survived by: her husband of 27 years, Bob Norman; three sons, Dean (Pam) Slocumb, Dale (Alicia) Slocumb, all of Keystone Heights and Harvey (Cindy) Slocumb, of Senoia, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Angelia (Dan) Gardner, of Oviedo and Kim (Phil) Rand, of Ormond Beach; brother, Earl Gill of Dawson, Ga.; sister, Melba Sands of Dowling Park; and twelve grandchildren. Funeral services were Dec. 17, in Gadara Baptist Church with her son, Pastor Dean Slocumb and Pastor Sean House officiating. The burial followed at Gadara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the Gadara Baptist Church, 6779 CR 315C, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.James PattersonSTARKE James Lyel Bennie Patterson, 90, of the Starke area died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Veterans Medical Center in Lake City. He was born on Sept. 18, 1923 in Trent, Texas to the late James Edward and Inez (Statser) Patterson and was a longtime resident of the Starke and Lake City area. He was a retired farmer, and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: his son, Jimmie Patterson and two sisters. He is survived by: his wife of over 60 years, Vivian (Morris) Patterson of Starke; sons, Frank (Karen) Patterson and Danny (Deborah) Patterson all of Starke; sister, Peggy Ohler of Claremore, Okla; five grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services were on Dec. 14, in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home with Mr. Johnny Frampton officiating. Interment will be private in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Ettamae PeeplesLAKE BUTLEREttamae Josephine Crews Peeples, 75, of Lake Butler died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Suwannee Haven Hospice of Lake City after an extended illness. She was born in Belle Glade and lived in Clewiston before moving to Lake Butler. She worked at the former Andrews Drugs of Lake Butler before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Andrew A. and Mavie M. Thornton Crews; and a brother, James A. Crews. She is survived by: her former husband, Charles Peeples; daughter, Sheri L. (Don) Fortune; son, Dean A. Peeples; sister, June (Cecil) Ayers; sister-in-law, Carolyn Jarrard; and two grandchildren, all of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Dec. 13, in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Pastor Jason Johns officiating. Burial followed at Dekle Cemetery of Lake Butler. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements. Patricia RussellHAWTHORNEPatricia Ann Russell, 69, of Hawthorne died Dec. 14, 2013 at he residence. She moved to the Hawthorne area from Miami in 1981.   She was a past member of the American Legion in Keystone Heights. She is survived by her husband Thomas Gordon Russell of Hawthorne; daughters, Jacqueline Russell of Hawthorne and Julie Kurowski of Ormond Beach; and six grandchildren.   Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home of Melrose.Ola ScottOla ScottSTARKEOla Beatrice Scott, 87, of Starke died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at ET York Haven Hospice Care Center Gainesville. She was born in Lake City on May 6, 1926 moved to Starke in 1943. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah AME Church. She attended the local schools of Bradford County and was a homemaker. She is survived by: daughter, Janie M. Scott of Daytona; sisterinlaw, Luree Jackson of Starke; adopted children; Mamie Artis, Daisy Williams, Cynthia Tyson, all of Starke, Nettie M. Keith of Ft. Lauderdale, and Cynthia Burton of Daytona Beach. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 21, in the Mount Pisgah AME Church, Starke with Rev Gary Slaughter Pastor conducting the services and Rev. J. W Warren Presiding. Interment will be held in Oddfellow Cemetery Starke. Arrangements are under the direction of Haile Funeral Home Inc. Family hour will be held on Friday Dec. 20, from 4-5:00 p.m. at the Carl D. Haile Memorial Chapel. Friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Mount Pisgah AME Church. Visitation will be held 1 hour at the church prior to the service. The Cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Ola B. Scott at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.Patsy SilcoxSTARKEPatsy Lee Roberts Silcox, 88, a lifelong resident of Starke, passed away Dec. 16th, 2013, at her sons home in Lake City. Patsy was born February 28th, 1925 in Lawtey, to George W. and Jewel Tatum Roberts. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1942 and married Vernon Silcox that same year. They were happily married for fifty-six years until Vernons death in 1998. Patsy was employed for seventeen years in Starke by Dr. J. E. Denmark as a dental assistant. Later she joined her son in business, working twentyfive years at Community Jewelers in Lake City. Patsy was a consummate people person, and made many friends throughout her work life. What she cherished most about her two careers was helping people, building relationships, and seeing smiling faces. She said many times that she enjoyed every minute of work. She loved being with friends and family, and maintained many life-long friendships. Her faith and her friends brought her great joy and support throughout the years and she was a model of resilience. Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Starke for seventy years where she taught Sunday school. She was former member of the Junior Womans Club of Starke and served as a past president. Patsy was an active member of the Womans Club and a member of several local bridge clubs. Survivors are: her brother, George W. (Nancy) Roberts of Starke, her son David (Sheryl) Silcox of Lake City, her grandson, Christopher David Silcox of Gainesville, her granddaughter, Emily Ann (Peter) Gaines of Sarasota and many beloved family members. The family will receive friends at Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home, 620 East Nona Street in Starke on Thursday, Dec. 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20th at the First Baptist Church, 163 W. Jefferson St., Starke, FL 32091 with a reception immediately following in the fellowship hall. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. in Crosby Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society, 2121 SW 16th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 or The American Heart Association, 3324 W University Ave., #128, Gainesville, FL 32607. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke 904-964-6200. On-line condolences may be left at www. jonesgallagherfh.com. PAID OBITUARY

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS!! www.butc.eduBRADFORD-UNION TECHNICAL CENTER Spring Class Schedule 2014609 N. Orange St. Starke, FL 32091 (904) 966-6764 Christy Reddish Director David Harrtis Adult Ed Coordinator Visit www.gedtestingservice.com to schedule P REVATT SRESTAURANT(904)368-9156 NOW OPEN127 E. Call Street Located in Downtown Starke Owners:Jackson, Jason & Brandon PrevattEVERYDAY WE HAVE SELECT APPETIZERS AT 1/2 PRICE Every Fri. Night$5 Yager Bombs Starting at 8pm LUNCH SPECIALS$750DailyMONDAY NIGHT starting at 7pm$6 Pitchers $375 Royal FlushesTUESDAY NIGHT Karoake 6-10pm Cornhole 7pmDraft Beers 2/$350 Wells 2/$450WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT60 Wings starting at 5pm $11 Domestic Buckets of Beer ON SUNDAYSWITH CHURCH BULLETIN10% OFFTHURSDAY Buy 10 Wings(Boneless or Bone-in)Get 10 at 1/2 Price!SAT & SUN Buy 25 Wings Get a FREE Pitcher of Beer, Tea or Soda Includes drink Billy Warren, Sr.JACKSONVILLEBilly Warren, Sr., 73, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2013.   Billy was a 1958 graduate of Bradford County High School. He was loved and respected by many and all who knew him will miss him deeply.   He loved to listen to Bluegrass, sing the gospel, garden, paint, fish and play with his dogs, Katie, Kotchi and Kippy.   He earned his Associates from FCCJ, Jacksonville. Billy retired from Dixie Tank and Galvanizing in 1975. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Myrtice Warren; his son, Billy Warren, Jr.; three sisters; and six brothers.    Billy is survived by his wife, Joyce; his brother, John Warren; sisterin-law, Margaret; his son, Daniel (Deborah) Warren; his daughters, Julie (Harry) Pickett and Janet (Mark) Ellison; and step-daughter Carol (Dennis) Bailey; and step son, John Chaney; and   numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and friends.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Community Hospice organization.   A special thanks to the loving caregivers that allowed Billy to remain at home as long as possible.   PAID OBITUARYKathryn WestLAKE BUTLERKathryn J. West, 64, of Lake Butler died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Shands Hospital UF in Gainesville after a brief illness. She was born in Orlando and lived in Lake Butler most of her life. She graduated from Union County High School and was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney West, d Obituaries d and look for other sources of revenue, Ruszkowski said. We saw the thrift store as a means to do that. Thats what it was set up forto replace the government funding that we were losing. Ruszkowski and Sellars said the store enjoyed a successful first couple of years, but it eventually had to compete against a growing number of thrift stores operating in the area. All of a sudden, youve got this flooding of thrift stores opening, Ruszkowski said. Bradford County is small. We cant keep up with the growing competition. The announcement of the stores closing has not been received well by some members of the community. The Dec. 12 issue of the Bradford County Telegraph-Union County Times-Lake Region Monitor featured a letter to the editor by Miriam Blankenship voicing her displeasure at the stores closing and stating that a petition had been signed by more than 200 people against the stores closing. The letter also takes issue specifically with the Arcs board of directors for making this decision. I know that people have pointed out that the board of directors made this decision, Ruszkowski said. Well, yes, they did, and rightfully so because its their responsibility to make sure that this agency runs efficiently and effectively. When there are problems, yes, they are charged with the responsibility of making those difficult decisions. Sellars said, Its not like they just came in here and said, All right, were going to close the thrift store. We have talked about this for months. They asked our opinion. We had a good run, but we cant compete with everybody else. Just think, if we were one of only three or four (thrift stores in the area), we would probably still be making money. Ruszkowski said she does appreciate the concern and support of Blankenship and others. Enough cant be said of the support the store received, especially considering the store relied solely upon donated items to sell. We want them to know how much we appreciated their support throughouteverybody who came to buy something, everybody who visited, everybody who donatedThats how we survived for as long as we did, Ruszkowski said. Ruszkowski and Sellars also wished to thank volunteers Murley Blankenship and Kellie Hagen, who worked in the thrift store for approximately three years. Without them, our expenses wouldve been even greater than they were, Ruszkowski said. Other jobs will be found for the Arc consumers who worked at the store so that they can continue to receive work experience and earn a paycheck. Thats what were all about, training those people to be self-sufficient, self-supporting individuals in our community, Ruszkowski said.STOREContinued from 2B Musical Presentation and Worship Bethlehem MorningAdult Choir and Orchestra Christmas Evening Candlelight Communion We welcome all who call on Jesus as Lord16700 NE SR26Just West of the Crossroads of SR26 and US301352-468-2752 Jr. and Lucille Keller West, and sister Charlene B. West. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. She is survived by her caregiver, Harriett Maines of Lake Butler. Funeral Services were held Dec. 4 in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Johns officiating. Burial took place in Woodlawn Cemetery of Ocoee. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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Rising to the challenge of surpassing last years $1,500 total, employees at Community State Bank of Starke donated $5,500 to this years Starke Police Department Shop With a Cop program. The bank hosted several fundraisers, such as bake sales, to generate an amount that resulted in bank employees James Eison and Brian Woodall losing their beards. The two men pledged to do so if at least $3,000 was raised. Starke Police Department Capt. Barry Warren, who organizes Shop With a Cop, agreed to have his head shaved if the bank raised at least $5,000. ABOVE: CSB employees Pamela Roberts, Tammie Woodard, Phillip Johns, Fate Harper, Lezlie Kirkland, Jessica Brown, Angie Phillips, Susan Nicklas, Andrea Bailey, Carolyn Reddish, Joyce Thiemann, Jeff Oody and James Eison, SPD Capt. Barry Warren and CSB employees Sharon Bennett, Eugene Richardson, Wendy Eunice, Sherrie Norman, Sharon Brown, Kaitlynn Derkman and Brian Woodall. LEFT: CSB President Jeff Oody shaves James Eisons beard. 8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Commercial Residential Fleets Autogas Farms Industry Piping for NewConstruction or Home Remodeling Most Major Brands Factory Trained4031 S.W. SR 121 Lake Butler, FL 32054 WilliamsLPGas.com wlpgas@windstream.net(386) 496-3725 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative. Keystone District (352) 473-4917 Outage Reporting (888) 434-9844 www.clayelectric.com Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/clayelectric More money equals less hairStarke Police Department Capt. Barry Warren gets his head shaved by Hairy Business Dave Holland, while Starke Police Chief Jeff Johnson gives Warren a little grief. The Kiwanis Club of Starke will once again host the annual Lake Area McDonalds Christmas Tournament, which will be played at Bradford High School Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 19-21, and feature seven high school boys basketball teams. Besides Bradford, the field will include Keystone Heights, Union County, Broward International, Englewood, P.K. Yonge and Vero Beach. Play begins at 4 p.m. on Dec. 19 with Union taking on Englewood, while Keystone will play Vero Beach at 6 p.m. Broward International and P.K. Yonge will play at 8 p.m. Bradford will have a bye the first day due to the field consisting of only seven teams. (Lake Wales Vanguard was part of the field originally before backing out.) A complete tournament bracket detailing matchups on the second and third days was not available at press time. Daily admission is $5.McDonalds-Kiwanis hoops tourney starts Dec. 19 Cory Hedding scored two goals, while Juan Grimaldo had three assists in the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer teams 8-0 win over District 5-2A opponent Newberry on Dec. 16 in Newberry. The Indians (13-1-1, 10-0 in District 5 prior to Dec. 17) have now won 13 straight matches after opening the season with a tie and a loss. Zach Holman scored two goals, while Karl Dionisi, Zach Fairbanks, Wyatt Graziano and Nacho Grimaldo each had one. Graziano, Holman and Ray Trimble each had an assist. Prior to playing Newberry, the Indians defeated Crescent City 6-1 and district opponent Eastside 3-0. Hedding scored two goals in the Dec. 10 road win over Crescent City. Fairbanks, Graziano, Nacho Grimaldo and Ben Jones each scored one goal. Dionisi and Juan Grimaldo each KHHS boys keep rolling in soccer with 8-0 district winThe Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team suffered just its second District 5-2A loss on Dec. 13, losing 2-1 to visiting Eastside, but bounced back to defeat district opponent Newberry 6-2 on Dec. 16 in Newberry. Rachel Lee gave the Indians Lady Indians split district matchesNyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp scored 22 and 15 points, respectively, in the Bradford High School girls basketball teams 46-32 District 5-4A win over Keystone Heights on Dec. 10 in Keystone. Davis added 18 rebounds, while Kemp had 12 assists for the Tornadoes, who improved to 3-2 in district play. It was the third district win in a row for Bradford, which was coming off of 51-26 and 49-37 wins over Interlachen and Fort White, respectively. Keshanna Ardley scored three points for Bradford, while Mackenzie Gault, Danique Hudson and Meghan Woods each scored two. Keystone was led by Caiylen Gonzales 10 points, while Caroline McCormick had nine. Bailey Zinkel scored seven points, with Sierra Moore and Karla Casas adding four and two points, respectively.BHS gets doubledoubles from Davis, Kemp in win over KHHSThe Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team won its second straight game, defeating visiting Interlachen 63-39 for a District 5-4A win on Dec. 16. Keystone (6-9, 2-5 in District 5) outscored the Rams 20-5 in the second quarter to build a 3414 halftime lead. Caroline McCormick and Bailey Zinkel led the Indians with 18 and 16 points, respectively, while Alexa Born had 13 points and 13 rebounds. McCormick had eight rebounds. Sierra Moore scored six points and had nine assists, while Karla Casas, Caiylen Gonzales, Naomi Proctor, Abbigail Winters and Kristen Wood each scored two. Prior to playing Interlachen, the Indians suffered a 62-25 loss against district opponent P.K. Yonge on Dec. 12 in Gainesville. Moore and Born scored six and five points, respectively, to lead the team, while Gonzales and Winters each scored four points. Kristin Loznicka and McCormick scored three and two points, respectively, with Zinkel adding one. Keystone then stopped what was a two-game losing streak by defeating St. Francis 43-35 on Dec. 13 in Gainesville. The Indians trailed 26-18 at the half, but outscored St. Francis 15-8 in the third quarter and 9-1 in the fourth. Gonzales scored a game-high 21 points, while Moore and McCormick scored nine and eight, respectively. Born added five points. The Indians travel to Orange Park to play Ridgeview on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.KH girls defeat Rams for 2nd straight win had two assists, while Nacho Grimaldo and Zach Hawkins each had one. The Dec. 13 home match against Eastside was a scoreless affair until the Indians scored three goals in the final 20 minutes. Holman scored first off of a Juan Grimaldo assist before Holman recorded an assist on a goal by Nacho Grimaldo. Brandon Hannah added the final goal, with Nachol Grimaldo getting the assist. Keystone played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Interlachen on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. (13-5, 13-2 in District 5 prior to Dec. 17) a 1-0 first-half lead against Eastside, but the Rams scored twice on free kicks in the last 14 minutes to get the win. Against Newberry, Hanna Crane and Raychel Trimble scored three and two goals, respectively, while Julia Osteen had four assists. Kendall Addison, Moriah Combass and Brianna Zayas each scored a goal, while Crane and Trimble each had one assist. Keystone played district opponent Santa Fe this past Tuesday and will host district opponent Interlachen on Friday, Dec. 20, at 5 p.m.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 9B 40 Notices EQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #100541 AuctionsKERR AUCTIONS, Lawtey Fl. 23931 NW CR 225A. Chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, turkeys, sheep, all farm animals. Horses, tack, farm equipment, furniture, appliances. All consignments welcome. Cash sales only. 10% buyers premium. 6pm the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. For more information call Lyndel at 904-838-8069 or Randy at 904-591-4191. AB199 and AU1896. Buy, sell, or trade.45 Land For Sale81 Acre Horse Farm! 20 Stall Barn! 2 Homes! All or Part. 904-631-3594 Graham Area. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 1 acre, beautiful trees. Must sell! $7,900 cash/owner 46 Real Estate (Out of Area)RECENTLY FORE ing available any credit any income Near Bel mont State Forest and Georges Lake. Vacant Land 8.71 acres located at 1852 Bellamy Road Florahome Fl. $54,900.00. visit www.roselandco. com\C33 Drive by then call (866) 351-1234.47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease, Sale)DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq.ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq.ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq.ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. FOR RENT: Retail Space, by Starke Post Office. Lease 6 months, $300/ mo. 904-364-9022. FOR RENT: OFFICE COMPLEX, that has special amenities. They include kitchen provisions, show er, washer/dryer, handicap bathroom. Designed for a 24 hour emergency care facility, or other spe cial needs facility. For more information call 904364-9022.49 Mobile Home For SaleKEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Big roll in ceramic handicap shower, plus bath # 2 doublewide, fully fenced yard, # 3 gates. Florida room. $39,600, trade in your old single wide for down payment. 352-473-5745.50 For RentWE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4 BR.Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. STARKE across from Coun try Club. Immediate occu pancy, 3BR/1BA. house, complete renovated. New carpet, vinyl, cabinets, ap pliances, on 1/2 acre, includes lawn care. Service animals only, no smok ing, references. $700/mo. $700 deposit. Immediate occupancy. Ideal for small family or couple. Call 904662-3735 please leave message if no answer. KEYSTONE HGTS. DW. w/ mother in-law apt., fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $540/mo. 352-473-5745. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, 2BR/2BA MH on 1 acre, close to town, $525/mo. plus deposit. Call 352475-6260. 3BR-2BA Doublewide MH. Stove, refrigerator, large screened-back-porch, storage in yard. $595/ mo $500 deposit. 105 Campbell Lane, Melrose. 352-226-9220 or 352475-5533. 2BR-2BA House at 2844 SE CR 21B, Melrose. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer hook up, large screened-porch overlooking Lake Santa Fe $695/mo $600 deposit 352-226-9220 or 352475-5533. DOUBLEWIDE 3BR 2Bath, Very Clean. South of Starke, Fenced Yard, Large Front & Back porch es, Florida Power & Light $550/mo plus deposit 352-468-2674. 3 B/D 2 B/A Double Wide nice lot eat in kitchen formal dining room large living room New Kitchen cabinets, vinyl, paint and carpet under renova tion Service dogs only available 1 Jan 2014. $800.00/ mo $600.00/ deposit Call 904-6623735 if no answer please leave a message. 3BR/2BA. Custom wood cabinets, CH/A. electric hardwood and ceramic tile floors, back porch with dry pantry, private fenced yard, rap around porch, all electric. City wa ter and sewer. $850/mo. $500 sec. deposit, pets considered with $250 non refundable deposit. 408 W Lafayette St. Starke. 352-258-5993 or 352478-8236. DWMHLarge LR, big kitch en with Apl. & dishwasher, 3 big bedrooms, walk-in closet and master bath with garden tub and a separate shower, utility room with w/d hookups, Central AC. 1/2 acre lot, nice neighbors. $695/mo. Mike 904-571-4264. FOR RENT 3br/ 2 full baths, Front & Back Porch,fenced back yard,quiet community. 904-964-4196 or 904966-2911 14x70 2BR/2BA on Pri vate land, on US. 301 Hampton Fl. Just fully remodeled. Prefer 55 and older. service animals only. $500/mo. 1st, last. Call 904-966-3212, if in terested. 2/2 SWMH for Rent. Pri vate, fenced-in back yard & porch. $625 includes water. Two months up front to move in. CR 221 Hampton 352-258-4619. 3BR/1BA Formal dining room. Large recreation room. Car port separate mother in-law apartment. 1/BR bath with shower, kitchen, large yard. $1,000/mo. call 904-3649022 for particulars. 53A Yard SalesHUGE YARD SALE, LOTS of furniture,household items,a guitar,toys,clothes,and too much to list. 301 N just past the fair grounds on the right. Behind the Thompsons Used Car lot.53B Keystone Yard SalesYARD SALE Fri & Sat 7am?? Antiques, Christmas items, household items, furniture. 4661 SE 6th Lane, Keystone Hts. on golf course.54 ProducePECANS. Buy, Sell, or Crack. Mon-Sat. 12:006:00. Closed Sunday. 904964-4399. 2 miles East of Starke. Hwy. 16.55 WantedWE PAY CASH for contents of many estates, storage places, sheds, rentals, garages, etc. Call 352625-7371. Leave message.57 For SaleFOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1994 6400 John Deer Trac tor w/canopy-MFWD 85 hp, 3 hitch-2 remotes. 640 loader 1964 Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. 1970 F 750 single-axle Ford dump truck w/ equipment trailer. 12 ft. Jon boat. Table saw, Fert. spreader, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. 1994 6400 John Deer Trac tor w/canopy-MFWD 85 hp, 3 hitch-2 remotes. 640 loader 1964 Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. 1970 F 750 single-axle Ford dump truck w/ equipment trailer. 12 ft. Jon boat. Table saw, Fert. spreader, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. COOK TO PERFECTION, with your Kenmore Elite Gas/Convection Range. then, clean up with your Kenmore dishwasher. both like new, for just $500 Call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FREE 2008 Honda CBR1000RR. Wonderful bike. Runs Perfectly. I hate that I have to part with it but its time for me to do other things. Oil has been changed Regularly. Paint is in excellent condi tion. very few mods done to it. I just gave it a K and N Air Filter and Oil Filter, and mode the license plate farther under the back seat email (paker jackie@yahoo.com) if interested. ESTATE CLOTHES WASHER heavy duty 8 cycles 2 speed combi nations used 9 months like new $225.00 Call 904-964-9512.59 Personal ServicesSTUMP grinding Low as $10.00 each call Robert 386-984-6040. CLARK FOUNDATION REPAIRS, 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 Estimates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241.65 Help WantedEXPERIENCED SURVEY DRAFTSMAN, full time employment opportunity. Apply to Patrick B. Welch & Assoc. Inc. P.O. Box 809, Starke, Fl. 32091 904-964-8292. WANTED:29 Seri ous People to Work From Anywhere using a Computer Up to $1,500 $5,000 PT/FT www.iluvmybiz123.com CONTRACTORS NEEDED: Must have dependable truck, trailer, lawn equip ment, cellphone and must be able to cover surround ing areas. Bi-weekly pay. All materials and sup plies furnished. Clean background required. Call 352-478-8143. DRIVERS: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enter prises: 1-855-515-8447. THE BRADFORD COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENTis accepting applications Salary is negotiable up to $12.00 per hour based on experience and/or credentials. Applicants must complete a Brad ford County Employment Application and include past employment refer ences. All applicants must be able to make repairs to small engines, mo tor vehicles and heavy equipment.   A Class B Florida Drivers License is required.   Applications along with a detailed job description, requirements and any additional infor mation may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department located at 812 B North Grand Street, Starke, Florida 32091; by telephone (904) 966-6243; or from the Bradford County website: www.bradford tions must be received by 4:00 P.M. on the 26th, of December, 2013.   The Bradford County Road Department is an equal opportunity employer. GILMAN BUILDING PROD UCTS COMPANY is ac cepting applications for Security Guard at the Sawmill located in Lake Butler. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Computer knowledge is required. We have competitive rates & 401K, dental & health insurance, paid vacation & holidays & promotional opportuni ties. Interested applicants should apply in person from 8:00 AM 3:30 PM PUBLIC WORKS OPERA TOR/LABORER required y the City of Starke. Performs routine maintenance on water/sewer lines. Installs and repairs water/sewer lines. Digs and refills dithes, loads dirt and construction materials. Repairs and installs meters. Occasion ally operates gasoline or other powered machinery e.g. mowers and back hoes. Constructs, oper ates and maintains gas service lines. Retires main and service lines and me ter installations. Performs maintenance and manu al labor work. Performs tasks including digging, brush cutting and loading or unloading of materi als used in operational process. Removes trash from streets. Performs other duties as directed by the public works supervi sor and the crew leader. Minimum qualifications: Knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in water/ sewer maintenance and repair activities. Abil ity to operate equipment as needed. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruc tions. Ability to perform manual laboring tasks as assigned. Education and experience: High school graduation or possession of an acceptable gen eral equivalency diploma. One (1) year experience in heavy manual labor and the use of hand and light power tools. (A compa rable amount of training, education or experience can be submitted for the Licenses, certifications or registrations: Valid Florida Drivers License Class B, Applications can be picked up at Florida Works, applications can be picked up and returned to Florida Works, 819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, Fl 32091 904-964-8092 The City of Starke is an E.O.E. The job closes on December 27,2013. CERTIFIED MECHANIC The Bradford County Road Department is ac cepting applications for this position. Salary is negotiable up to $12.00 per hour based on experi ence and or credentials. Applicants must complete a Bradford County Em ployment Application and include past employment references. All applicants must be able to make repairs to small engines, motor vehicles and heavy equipment. A Class B Florida Drivers License is required. Applications along with a detailed job description, requirements and any additional infor mation may be obtained from the Bradford County Road Department locat ed at 812B North Grand Street, Starke, Florida 32091; by telephone (904) 966-6243; or from the Bradford County web site: www.bradordcoun must be received by 4:00 PM on the 26th of Decem ber 2013. The bradford County Road Department is an equal opportunity employer. DIRECTOR OF MATERI ALS MANAGEMENT F/T We are currently seeking a Director of Materials Management to provide leadership and oversee our Purchasing Depart ment. The right candidate must have management experience and at least 3 5 years of purchas ing experience within a Hospital (medical) set ting. BA/BS in Business, Health Administration or related degree. For fur ther information, please visit our website: www. lakebutlerhospital.com or call 386-496-2323 ext. 9258, FAX: 386-496-2105 Equal Employment Op portunity/Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. HEARING IMPAIRED is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. (904) 964-6305 (352) 473-2210 (386) 496-2261 Classified Ads Where one call does it all! 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Such sentiments are common. Tew said, I cant wait until next year, while Goodwin said, I want to do it every year. I wish I had done it before. Sgt. Tom Bowen of the Florida Highway Patrol was a repeat participant. He remembers being in awe his first year as he witnessed children enjoying the moment. They forget about their worries and things, and they just have a good time, Bowen said. Thats what its about. Its also awe inspiring to shop alongside children who think of others when it comes to selecting items to buy. What a humbling experience for the kids to come out and not want anything for themselves, to only want to shop for other people in their family, Goodwin said. Its amazing. Warren said the children, of course, can buy things for their family members, but he also stresses to the officers participating that he wants to make sure the children buy things for themselves. When I brief the officers, Warren said, I tell them, 10B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 128 S. Walnut St. Starke904-964-5289710 E. Main St. Lake Butler386-496-3334Holiday greetingsWe wish all of the fine people in our community A Very Merry Christmas Bradford Terrace would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!808 Colley Rd. Starke904-964-6220 SR-230 E (2 miles east of US-301)B anquet Hall Driving Range Check out our web pagewww.starkegolf.com M emberships Available E xcellent Driving RangeP ro Shop Gift CertificatesG olf Lessons by AppointmentP rofessionally Run Tournaments H ome of the Strawberry Invitational Li ke us on facebook 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 faxMARGARET ANDERSON 1011 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties SHOPContinued from 1B Youre going to find that these kids want to buy for everybody but themselves, which is fine to an extent, but Im counting on you to steer them toward themselves. The amount each child could spend was approximately $100 when the event first began, but as donations have grown, the average amount has fluctuated between $100 and $130, dependent upon how many kids are actually shopping. Though there is technically a limit, Warren said he factors an overage into the donations made to the program so that a childs shopping total is never below even by a few centswhatever that limit is. Children can still get that one last gift, even though it may technically exceed a given years limit. Whatever the amount, its always a given that officers accompany children who want to buy shoes, socks, underwear and other clothing more than they want to buy toys simply because they have a need of such clothing. You just dont know how good you have it until you come out and experience something like this, Goodwin said. Warren said he has seen the experience bring tears to officers eyes. They get to come here and do a good thing for these kids, Warren said. This was the first Shop With a Cop experienced by Kimberly Austin, who became the manager of Walmart of Starke in February. She described the event as magical. Some of (the children) wouldnt have Christmas, and now they do, Austin said. It touches your heart. Surely, even the grinchiest Grinch couldnt help but be affected. ABOVE: Danielle Warren of Florida State Prison helps Lawtey Community School student Angelina Prevatt try on shoes. LEFT: Brooker Elmentary kindergartener April Albritton gets help selecting the right bike from Carrie Johnson of Florida State Prison. RIGHT: James Molina of Florida State Prison grabs a gift from the top shelf for Starke Elementary student Adam McCaulley. BELOW: Starke Elementary student Kaylyn Johnson looks over toys as Crystal Young of Lawtey Correctional follows with a shopping cart. RIGHT: Southside Elementary student Constance Brogdon shops with Paul Rodgers of the Bradford County BELOW: Lawtey Community School student Aden Williams points out what he wants to Chub Johnson of Union Correctional. Southside Elementary student Alyssa Murphy and her escort, Amanda Wallace of the Bradford County are both enjoying their shopping spree.

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 11B SAFETY PAYS. 116 N. Walnut St. Next To The Post Office Starke, Fl 32091Dawn Corbett (904) 964-7707I can help you save now and later.Drivers who switched to Allstate saved an average of $498 a year. Plus, Allstate rewards safe drivers with cash back for every 6 months of accident-free driving. Call me first to see how you can save today and down the road. 59062 .ytilibaliava dna snoitidnoc ,smret ot tcejbus dna lanoitpo si sunoB gnivirD efaS Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company; Northbrook, IL. 2013 Allstate Insurance Company The Bradford County Telegraph encourages you to...Shop shop. dine. save. Indians defeat Tigers by 3Anton Noble scored 10 of his game-high 18 points in the second half, helping the Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team defeat Union County 49-46 on Dec. 12 in Lake Butler. The Indians used a 19-1 run featuring the second of two first-half 3-pointers by Noble and a 4-of-5 showing at the foul line by Kyler Teagueto take a 27-17 lead into the half. Union, though would rally and take the lead, getting six points from Austin Dukes in the third quarter and 3-pointers from Princeton Alexander, Kyle Mosher and Geordyn Green in the fourth quarter. Greens 3-point basket put the Tigers up 41-40 with 3:25 to play. Union would make it a 4340 lead when Dukes converted a layup following a steal by Green. The Indians would tie the score on a free throw by Brandon Nicholas and a basket by Noble following his own steal. Nicholas drove the lane for a basket to put Keystone up 4543, but the Tigers Daryl Watkins hit a 3-pointer with just under a minute to play to give Union a 46-45 advantage. Noble drove the length of the court and scored to put Keystone up by one. He then hit a jumper in the lane following a Union turnover to cap the scoring. Nicholas finished with eight points for Keystone, while Juwan Crum and Buck Shobris each had seven points. Teague scored five points, while Micah Brown and Fletcher Teague each scored two points. Watkins led the Tigers with 14 points, while Dukes, Green and Mosher each scored eight. Parker Hodgson and Trey Spitze added three and two points, respectively. Each team was coming off of a loss earlier in the week. The Indians lost 77-27 to District 5-4A opponent Fort White on Dec. 10, while the Tigers lost 70-60 to District 7-1A opponent Chiefland that same night. Keystones loss dropped the Indians to 1-3 in district play. Mosher made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Union in the loss to Chiefland, with Green and Alexander scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively. Alexander also had three 3 pointers, while Green had two. Dukes added eight points for the Tigers, while Watkins and Larry Collins scored six and five points, respectively.Williston hands Tigers 2nd straight district lossBradford High Schools boys basketball team lost all three games of a three-game home Tornadoes drop 3 straight home gamesThe Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team couldnt ride the momentum of a three-point victory on the road against Union County, losing 5427 to St. Francis on Dec. 13 in Gainesville. Keystone (2-7), playing its third road game in a four-day span, got 15 points from Buck Shobris. Austin Bass had three points, while Micah Brown, Juwan Crum, C.J. Rogers and Kyler Teague each had two points. Anton Noble had one point. The Indians will begin play in Indians drop 54-27 game to St. Francisthe three-day (Dec. 19-21) Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament on Thursday, Dec. 19, against Vero Beach at 6 p.m. The Union County High School boys basketball team was outscored 38-5 in the third quarter of a 71-29 loss to Williston in a District 7-1A matchup on Dec. 13 in Williston. Austin Dukes had 10 points to lead the Tigers, who were 1-2 in district play prior to Dec. 17. Princeton Alexander and Daryl Watkins each scored five points, while Geordyn Green scored four. Kyle Mosher and Brennan Clyatt had three and two points, respectively. The Tigers (2-6 overall) played district opponent Newberry this past Tuesday and will take part in the three-day Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament, which is scheduled for Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 19-21, at Bradford High School in Starke. The Tigers play the first game on Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. against Englewood. stretch, capped by a 62-26 loss to Ed White on Dec. 16. Oliver Griffin and Alex Mejias each scored six points for the Tornadoes (3-7) against Ed White, while Caleb Jones and Larry Highsmith had five and four points, respectively. Joquez Ivey had three points, while Don Jeffers had two. Highsmith and Jeffers each had five rebounds. Prior to playing Ed White, the Tornadoes lost 63-50 to District 5-4A opponent P.K. Yonge on Dec. 12 and 60-41 to Palatka on Dec. 13. Ivey and Mejias scored 17 and 12 points, respectively, in the loss to P.K. Yonge, which dropped Bradford to 2-2 in District 5. Jones had seven points, while Griffin and Kenny Dinkins each scored six. Tyler Wainwright added two points. Jones finished with eight rebounds, while Ivey and Mejias each had four assists. Ivey also had seven steals. In the loss to Palatka, Jones was the high scorer with 10 points, while Mejias scored nine points. Jeffers and Griffin scored six and four points, respectively, while Wainwright, Shawn Aaron and Roderick Broomfield each scored three points. Dinkins had two points, while Ivey had one. Ivey and Mejias had six and four assists, respectively, while Jeffers had six rebounds. Dinkins and Jones each added five rebounds. Bradford hosts the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament, beginning Thursday, Dec. 19, and running through Saturday, Dec. 21. The Tornadoes have a bye the first day and will not play until Friday, Dec. 20.

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