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Merry Christmas Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 101 st Year 35 th Issue 75 CENTS Merry Christmas 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 BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor When a man dies, a picture begins to emerge about what kind of man he was. If hes the respectable sort, a common theme develops that shines through, speaking volumes about the legacy he leaves. Union County Sheriff Gerald M. Jerry Whitehead was such a man, and even a legend. Whitehead died suddenly from cardiac failure at North Florida Regional Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 60 on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Even in the midst of shock, friends, colleagues, and those in the community used words such as friend, counselor, and pillar. Word quickly spread amid the shockwave of everyone wondering how this could be true. Within the hour, Art Peterson, minister of First Christian Church of Lake Butler, was with the family to console them in another great loss within just four monthsand put his own chance to grieve on hold till others were attended to, but nonetheless hurts like they do. Peterson has been minister at First Christian as long as Whitehead was sheriff. Peterson arrived in Union County in 1985, the year Whitehead took his office. Whitehead and his second wife, Tammy, invited Peterson and his wife, Janis, to Whiteheads home and immediately offered to help Peterson with something right off the bata pattern that would repeat itself in the life of Petersons and countless others throughout the years. In Petersons Manna in the Morning devotion sent out via email and heard weekdays on Union Countys only radio station, WUCR 107.9 LPFM, the minister honored his friend: The Bible says, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Once again those words provide some comfort to the family and many friends of Sheriff Jerry Whitehead who passed away yesterday afternoon while at North Florida Regional Hospital. I dont know of anyone who will be missed any more in our county than Jerry Whitehead. This past August Jerry lost his mother, Vivian, and then a few weeks later lost his uncle, Marvin Pritchett. So our prayers are for the whole Whitehead. It is never easy to lose a loved one but at this time of year, so close to Christmas, it is especially difficult. Part of the message of Christmas is that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That means that Jesus came here to share with us in our struggle... to be with us in our Sheriff Whitehead passes away suddenly at 60 A community, in shock once again, remembers a friend, counselor, guardian and servant to all See SHERIFF, 2A BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor As directed by Governor Rick Scott, Major Garry Seay was sworn in by Union County Court Judge Bo Bayer at approximately 7:20 p.m. as interim sheriff of Union County for a term beginning December 18, 2013, and ending January 17, 2014. This provides the governor with a full month to appoint a new sheriff for the coming year. The race for sheriff will be added to the midterm election on Nov. 4, 2014. Whoever is elected in November will have to run again in the general election in 2016. Seay, who was chief deputy or undersheriff, stated at the press conference announcing Whiteheads death, The Union County Sheriffs Office will continue to operate in a professional manner, just as Sheriff Whitehead would insist. Garry will be our sheriff for sure, we know till the 17th, Bayer said. And at the whim of the governor, hopefully be our sheriff, at least, for the remainder of 2014. Garry, accepted the appointment, but never sought it. Besides the sadness of Jerry not being here with us. This is something Garry and I talked about a couple of hours ago. And neither one of us want to do this, Bayer said. I know he sure never wanted to be sheriff. I sure didnt want to swear in a new sheriff. If appointed by the governor for the year, Seay said he would accept for the sake of consistency at the sheriffs office as it mourns the loss of its leader of nearly three decades and the Whitehead sheriffs of over 60 years. After being sworn in, Seay thanked those in attendance and said, Were going to run this sheriffs office just like normal, under Sheriff Whiteheads policies. Were going to do the best we can, and were going to do all we can. Its just a sad time in all of our lives. Seay has training certificates in many aspects of law enforcement. He worked for John Whitehead for 15 years, has since served as Jerrys lead investigator, especially on the major cases, including the fatal Pritchett shootings. Thats what I like to do, and I enjoy doing that, Seay said, and he was comfortable with me doing that. Him and I were kind of hands-on on especially on every major crimes we were hands-on, trying to make sure everything was carried out and done properly. Seay misses collaborating with Whitehead on cases and working with him on a daily basisand leaning on him as a friend and mentor. I got a lot of my guidance from Jerry, even for just a friend to talk to, Seay said. Back in January of this year, I lost my twin brother. Jerrys been a big part of my life, to help me fill that void. With Whitehead gone, Its like a big, heavy hole in my heart. Governor Scott said, I am confident that Chief Deputy Sheriff Garry Seay will keep the families of Union County safe during this interim period. Its something I didnt ask for, Seay told those who witnessed his appointment. But its something I will do and will do it to the best of my abilities. Major Garry Seay appointed interim sheriff UNION COUNTY SHERIFF GERALD M. JERRY WHITEHEAD September 27, 1953 December 18, 2013

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 26, 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 23320 N. State Road 235 Brooker FL 32622T aking new patients. Discounted sliding scale rates. Medical Clinic: Dental Clinic: Health Insurance Navigator: f rom from Red, Kenneth, Curtis & their familiesCLYATTWell DrillingHwy 121 Lake Butler, FL496-2488 Maines Insurance & Real Estate25 E. 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He is survived by his wife, Tammy and six children, Matt (Michelle); Brad (Jennifer); Chelsea; Jake, Jack Henry and Presley Vivian; one brother John Henry (Brenda); and one sister Cynthia Sis Whitehead and four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Vivian Whitehead. He was currently serving as the dean of sheriffs, as the longestserving sheriff in the state of Florida. He was elected sheriff of Union County in 1984 and served from 1985 until his death. He followed in his long legacy of his father, John H. Whitehead, as a law enforcement officer and sheriff. John served as sheriff from 1953 until Jerry took office. Sheriff Whitehead was a well-respected man and a humble sheriff who believed a man was only as good as his word, and who was dedicated to doing things the right way, Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Association, said in a statement. Today, we pray for his family that they may celebrate his life and his legacy, and we send our appreciation for all that the Whitehead family has given and sacrificed for the safety and welfare of our citizens. Jerry graduated from Union County High School and attended Lake City Junior College and Forest Ranger School (now known as Florida Gateway College). He also completed Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Institute and received numerous law enforcement training and certifications throughout his career. He was also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy. The sheriff received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his dedication and leadership to Rotary and the Shining Star Award from Florida Education Foundation. He served the Florida Sheriffs Association as Secretary 1987-88; Treasurer, 1989; Vice President, 1990; and President 1991; as well as a member of the board of directors for many years. He was very active in the Lake Butler Rotary Club and served as President from 1989-1990. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund since 2002 and the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program since 2002, as well as the Florida Sheriffs Multiple Employer Trust. He was a longtime supporter of the Florida Department of Corrections. He was also a member of the Lake Butler Masonic Lodge. He was a strong supporter of the Union County schools system. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Lake Butler. One might even say that Whitehead was the dean of Union County. He was the face of Union County, said Gordon Smith, sheriff of neighboring Bradford County. When you think of Union County, you think of Jerry Whitehead. The man is loved by this community. At a press conference held at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday by Major Garry Seay of the Union County Sheriffs Office, sheriffs the following counties were on hand to show their support: Baker, Bradford, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Hamilton, Columbia and Gilchrist. Also present was Union County Court Judge Bo Bayer and State Attorney of the 8th Judicial Circuit, Bill Cervone. Seay opened the press conference saying, Today we are here, grief-stricken over the unexpected death of Sheriff Jerry Whitehead. A dedicated family man, a servant to the citizens of Union County, our thoughts are with his wife and with his entire family. Seay said that Whitehead was a mentor for sheriffs across the state. Ive served with Jerry since 1988. Jerry was a mentor to me, when I was first elected, said Hamilton County Sheriff J. Harrell Reid. He was a people person. He loved this county and he loved the people of this county. First off, Sheriff Jerry Whitehead was my friend, Smith said. Growing up here in this neck of the woods, most of my life, hes been the face of Union Countyhim and his father. I just want to say, hes just been a friend to all the sheriffs not just North Florida but all the sheriffs. There wasnt a week that went by that he didnt give some words of wisdom, or wed help each other across the county line. Hes just going to be sorely missed as a mentor to all of us. My heart goes out to his family and the people of Union County, and were going to here for them. Ive literally known Jerry Whitehead all my life, said Joey B. Dobson, sheriff of neighboring Baker County. And I can look around the corner, here, on the courthouse lawn, and on Saturday mornings when my father and I would come through Lake Butler to go to the (University of Florida football) Gator games, Jerry Whitehead and I played football on the lawn of the jail where he lived with his parents, at the sheriffs office. He remarked that the Whiteheads have served as sheriff for over 60 years. As Sheriff Reid said, We cant replace him. He was more than a sheriff to his people in Union County. He was a friend to all of us. He was a character, he was a jokester, he loved life. He was a wonderful father to his children. He loved his family. We dont know what well do right now with Sheriff Whitehead passing. After the press conference, Bill Cervone, state attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit said, This is devastating. He is Union County. He loved this county and knew this county, and thats what made him so effective as a truly professional as a law enforcement officer. Captain Brad Smith, chief of operations for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, said, He was just a genuine man with a kind heart but a strong man too. He did more for Union County than pretty much anybody else ever has. Sheriff WhiteheadIm going to call him Jerrywas a friend to everyone. He went 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, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Years holidays. There will be an early deadline for the Jan. 2 paperMonday, Dec. 30, by noonand 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 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. North Florida Cattlemens Association quarterly meeting, Jan. 9 The North Florida Cattlemens Association will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Lake Butler Community Center. The social starts at 5:30 p.m. and the program is 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. Presenting will be Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension Bradford County; Basil Bactawar, UF/IFAS Extension Union County; Brad Muse, Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association; and Tom Bryant, NFCA. It will be followed by a steak dinner, 6:40 to 7:15 p.m., and another program, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Presenting will be Dr. Todd Thrift, UF/ IFAS Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Jan, 7, by calling 386-752-5384 or 386-496-2321, or emailing columbia@ifas.ufl.edu Growing & Caring for House Plants Workshop, Jan. 21 A Growing & Caring for House Plants Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Union County Extension Office from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. To register, call 386-496-2321 or email union@ifas.ufl.edu Mike Crews, secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, sent the following letter to employees: It is with deep respect and gratitude for a life of commitment to the values of integrity and leadership that DOC remembers Jerry Whitehead, sheriff of Union County. We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Sheriff Whitehead Whitehead (was) a true friend to DOC. Those of us at (DOC), and law enforcement communities across this state, are devastated to learn of the untimely death of Jerry Whitehead. He was a true friend to me personally and to the agency, having numerous opportunities to partner with Sheriff Whitehead on public safety initiatives, dating back many years including my time served at FDLE, said Secretary Michael Crews. To the family and on behalf of the Florida Department of Corrections, our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. A special prayer goes out to the family of Sheriff Whitehead who currently or previously served as employees DOC: Sons Brad Whitehead (assistant warden, Florida State Prison) and Matt Whitehead (lieutenant, Reception and Medical Center), daughter Chelsea Whitehead (former dental assistant at Lawtey Correctional Institution) brother John Henry Whitehead (retired colonel, New River Correctional Institution) and sister Cynthia Sis Whitehead (retired captain, RMC). Sheriff Whiteheads relationship and support of Corrections dates back many years as he worked to support corrections in his local community and statewide by serving on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission from 1991-2001. There, he was instrumental in setting the standards and ethics for all law enforcement and correctional officers throughout the state of Florida. Sheriff Whitehead was a great friend to our agency, dedicating his life to public safety, attending community partnership events at surrounding institutions, and displaying genuine qualities of being a people person with his open door policy said DOC Deputy Secretary Timothy Cannon. While his untimely death will create a void, Sheriff Whiteheads legacy will transition future generations as a true leader in the law enforcement and corrections profession for years to come. DOC remembers the life and legacy of a true servant, dedicated to a life of commitment to public safety. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. DOC remembers Sheriff Whitehead SHERIFF Continued from 1A ABOVE: (Clockwise from top left) Jerry, Chelsea, Jake, Tammy and Jack Henry Whitehead. ABOVE RIGHT: Presley Vivian and Jack Henry Whitehead.

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However, Gods commandments are not burdensome (1 John 5:3). The commands of God are given for our good because they keep us from falling into the pitfalls of sin. Many people who think Gods commands are or oppressive need to remember the way of the unfaithful is hard (Proverbs 13:15). Sadly many people spend their whole life wearing themselves out in sin only to wake up and realize sin offers no hope (Isaiah 57:10). out of his way to help people, Seay said. He was just like his dad. I worked for his dad for 15 years, and have been with Sheriff Whitehead ever since. He was a friend to me, and a brother to me. We have worked together for many years, Seay said. Our hearts are heavy, and everyone in the sheriffs office and the whole entire county and state are numb. When you have what I call a monarch of a community, that passes, its pretty tough, said Mark A. Hunter, sheriff of neighboring Columbia County. Im a second-term sheriff, and when I first got elected, the wisdom that Jerry was able to pass on was, just, immeasurable. He always took time with the younger sheriffs, when we first came on, and passed on a lot wisdom. Although Union County may be small, I can tell you this: Jerry had a lot of experience, a lot of life experience, and what I call country logic. But he was always able to instill that in us younger sheriffs and help us get through some pretty tough times, because he experienced a lot in his life. He is going to be sorely missed, statewide. Weve got all these monarchs, these pillars, falling this year, said Allen Parrish, EMS director for Bradford County. G.W. Green said he had heard someone else say the exact same thing. They were referencing the death of Marvin Pritchett who, along with two other employees, was slain by a long-time friend and employee on Aug. 24 less than four months before. Pritchett was the founder and owner of Pritchett Trucking, a successful businessman and a highly respected philanthropist who helped many throughout Union County. These are the people Ive known all my life, that I grew up with, Parrish said. I dont know how much a community can take before it disintegrates. But he added that decades ago, the community dealt with the same thing. Green also mentioned how Whitehead knew everyone in Union County. He probably knew things about your family you didnt know! He learned that from riding around in his dads truck, said Bill Thomas, who is an elder at First Christian a long-time friend of Whiteheads who joined Peterson in ministering to the family within hours of hearing the tragic news of Whiteheads death. Thomas shared how Jerry befriended him when he moved to Union County at the age of 12, and felt like an outsider. It exemplified and echoed what others said. I guarantee you that almost everyone in that room felt like Jerry Whitehead was a personal friend, and he was, said Russ Wade, a Lake Butler lawyer who is the attorney for the Union County Board of Commissioners and for the New River Solid Waste Association. Whitehead grew up as the son of an even longer-serving sheriff, his father, John H. Whitehead, who passed away on February 9, 2007. Jerry hung around the Union County Jail and went around the county with his dad, learning the importance of knowing those you serve and serving those you know. Sheriff (Jerry) Whitehead was genuine, said Bruce Dukes, property appraiser for Union County. He treated the lowest person and the highest person with dignity. Whitehead could often be found sitting at the front desk of the sheriffs office and Wade remarked that Jerry would actually answer the phone. Now how many sheriffs do you know who would do that? Whitehead was accessible and approachable, to those in the sheriffs office and all across the county. Sheriff Jerry Whitehead was an outstanding boss and a close personal friend. He was a fatherfigure and mentor to my law enforcement career, said Lt. Lyn Williams, patrol/ administrative lieutenant who has been with the department for 22 years. His death is a tremendous loss to our county and state. I will miss his wisdom and humor every day. I pray for comfort to his family during this sad time for us all. Support immediately came from all corners after the news spread. We have been flooded with phone calls, Seay said. Everybody in the countys calling. Everybody in the states calling. A sad day for Union County, said Union County Court Judge Bo Bayer. Union County deputies were grim and tense that afternoon and through the weekend, grappling with the shock of losing their boss of nearly three decades and frienda somber mood the understandable continued into the next week. When asked on Wednesday night, one deputy admitted he wasnt doing well and didnt know what to think. Another repeated a common refrain of others: A sad day, Deputy John Riggs said. The county lost a good friend today. Weve got us a sad, sad, sad situation, said Bill McGill, whos seen it all. He was dropping off a card at the sheriffs office to offer condolences to the family before heading out to town for Christmas with the family. The community really lost a good man, said Ted Barber. Im floored, said Mary Brown, director of the Union County Public Library. Ive known Jerry for a long time. Its going to be difficult for the community. Whitehead was a counselor to many, a sage who was wise beyond his years. Ive been knowing Jerry for a long time, said Ena Peacock who works in the Environmental Department at Bradford Terrace in Starke. I always went to him with my problems. He was a great man. Like many others, Bill Thomas, was eager to ask Whitehead for advice regarding an employeeand to commend his deputies for looking out for him one recent eveningbut never got the chance. David Tompkins, associate minister at First Christian, said he often asked Whitehead for advice when a teenager would come to him to tell his this or that. I really felt comfortable with him, Tompkins said. On a lighter note, added, He definitely had the best chicken-and-rice in the area. Whiteheads signature dish was legendary, and he would make a large batch of it for Tompkins youth fundraisers and many functions throughout the county. He was extremely intelligent, Peterson told his weekly Promise Keepers breakfast group at First Christian. Im saying that from firsthand knowledge. You couldnt pull the wool over his eyes. And Peterson remarked, too, that, He had a strong faith not a lot of people knew about. Jerry loved his church family, his community and the schools. (Whitehead) was a great friend, someone you could always talk to, get advice from on how to handle situations, said Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk. He is truly going to be missed. Under Whiteheads leadership, Faulk appreciated how involved the sheriffs office was in the schools, from putting deputies on patrol when school started and ended, to keeping students safe, to being there for football games. The sheriffs office provides a school resource officer, Jason Lepanto, and each year escorts the football players and marching to every away football game. Back in mid-September, State Rep. Charles Van Zant, accompanied Whitehead, Faulk and school board member Alvin Griffis to a meeting with the Florida Department of Transportation after shrinking the school zone, as Whitehead described it, by installing a new school zone sign in front of Lake Butler Elementary School about 100 yards west of where is should be. Worse yet, DOT did not tell the sheriff or the school board. Parents started calling and the DOT engineer in charge of the project refused to budge on moving the sign, claiming the placement was based on DOTs definition of a school zone. Unsurprisingly, Whitehead swung into action, bringing those officials with him and of course got DOT, and that engineer, to reverse course. Union may be the smallest county in the state, but it had a sheriff who was bigger than life. Whiteheads body was brought back to Union County with a deputy escort shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday. It was protected by a round-the-clock honor guard while the body was being embalmed at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. One of those was Sgt. Chuck Johnson with the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. He was good to all of us, Johnson said. Ive known Jerry a long time. Hell be truly missed. Area sheriffs offices provided deputies to support Union County during this difficult time. He was a friend to our sheriffs office, Johnson added. Jerry was always willing to help. Hes been at it a long time, been doing it a long time. Its an honor to be here, to do anything we can. An honor guard stood watch over Whiteheads casket while it sat in the sanctuary of First Christian for both the visitation and memorial service. The family received friends for six-and-a-half hours on Friday night, Dec. 20. At least 1,200 attended the memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 21. Those in attendance included Florida Governor Rick Scott, Congressman Ted Yoho, Bayer and former Union County Court Judge David L. Reiman, Cervone, and hundreds of sheriffs and deputies from across the state and beyond. In a statement from his office, Gov. Scott said, Ann and I are saddened by the passing of Sheriff Whitehead. He was a sheriffs sheriff. Sheriff Whitehead dedicated his life to protecting the families of Union County, and we are grateful for his nearly 30 years of service as sheriff. Our hearts and prayers are with Sheriff Whiteheads family during this difficult time. At noon, a cavalcade of over 120 family members, escorted by police motorcycles and cars, arrived at First Christian Church for a lunch provided by church members. Afterwards, officers formed two rows through which the family walked to the sanctuary for the memorial service, saluting the mourners while bag pipes played in the background. As the service began, Jeffrey Whitehead sang The Old Rugged Cross. Retired Union County Sheriffs Office Deputy Terry Cranford, now a reserve deputy, recounted Whiteheads biography, peppering it with stories that most in attendance could relate to. Then Jerrys sons, Brad Whitehead and Matt Whitehead, from the sheriffs first marriage, to Bobbie Jo Morgan, spoke about their father and mentor. Jerry Whitehead, sheriff, was in many words an example of the best sheriff any county could have, and I know Im biased, Brad said. He is the assistant warden at Florida State Prison. My dad was a man who had big shoes to fill, having followed behind my grandfather, the sheriff for 32 years in this office. But fill those shoes he did, making our entire family prouda true leader and a public servant in his own right, Brad said. Not only because if my grandfathers mentoring, but because of his character, integrity, work ethic and great people skills. My dad was a people person who loved this community. If you didnt know him, you go to know him. Thats just the kind of man he was, Brad added. He wanted to know you, where you were from, who your parents and grandparents were, at which the audience laughed. Brad said he watched his father build his career on the motto, There is no substitute for work. He worked many long nights with deputies searching for criminals, Brad said. Then turned around and spent most of the following day with their families, assisting them in getting their loved ones out of jail, at which the audience laughed again. I watched as my dad comforted and reassured our community, making everyone feel safer because his presence during times of tragedy. Brad recounted the sheriff as saying what others have repeated: All a man has is his word. Brad concluded by saying, Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, and he untimely loss of our father reminds me that we must live our lives, each day, with our priorities in order. Im happy to say that my father had his priorities in order: his faith, his family and his friends. Matt then spoke: It goes without saying that, if you knew him, he was Union County strong. He loved Union County. My dad and I had a challenging relationship, to say the least, he said. In the last few years, he became my tower of strength and somebody who I would really lean on. Im going to miss him. Peterson read Psalm 23 and words from Jesus and the Apostle Paul. After Jeffrey sang In the Garden, Peterson read from Psalm 37 and Psalm 1, that, in my judgment, are especially appropriate today. It was yet another difficult eulogy for Peterson to deliver this year for another great and unexpected loss the community has experienced. Well here we are again, Peterson said. None of us gathered here today are wise enough to understand why. Our hearts are heavy, our spirits are sagging, our minds are filled with questions in which we find no easy answers. Its difficult for any of us to even begin to fathom what this family is going through. Brutal honesty causes us to cry out with you and ask, How much more can one family take? I know that you are saying, in your heart of hearts, This just isnt right. It isnt fair. Its too soon for him to die. Why?! Peterson said that while he couldnt answer many tough questions, he wanted the family to focus on what he does know: that they are loved, deeply, by God and the community, which would stand by them; that Jerry is in Gods care, at home with the Lord, enjoying a reunion with those who have gone before; and that sin and death have been defeated at the cross of Jesus Christ, that death is not the end, theres so much more, for those who trust in Christ. Through the years Ive been amazed at the ability Jerry had to balance a demanding job with being so involved in peoples lives, Peterson said. There is not a person gathered here today, who has not in some way been helped by this man. He knew when to have fun, and he knew when and how to be serious, Peterson said of Whitehead. Jerry had a quiet strength and an ability for leadership that was needed in the job he did so well. He brought to the sheriffs office a quality of professionalism, but he never forgot why he was doing it: And that is, to protect and to serve. He had a servants heart, and he shared that same spirit with those who worked with him. Peterson recounted the last time he spoke to Whitehead, the day he went to the hospital before dying the next day. Whitehead was in bed with an oxygen mask covering his face, and he was crying. I said, Jerry, whats wrong? And through tears he said, I miss Momma. I miss Momma, Peterson said. I dont think Jerry ever really had a chance to work through his grief, after Vivians passing, because about a week later, Jerry was thrust into the investigation of the tragic Pritchett shootings. Whitehead was laid to rest at the familys Whitehead Cemetery, just east of Lake Butler on S.R. 100. The final prayer was capped off by a four helicopter flyover by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, to honor a man who is irreplaceable: the dean of sheriffs, the sheriff of Union County, a leader to many, and a friend to all. Your presence today, Peterson told the standing-roomonly crowd at the beginning of Whiteheads memorial service, is a testament to the stature of the man we honor today. Peterson later added, I dont know anybody who will be more missed in this county than Jerry Whitehead. Peterson concluded by saying, Many of us grew up with our heroes and our legends, borrowing from his eulogy for John Whitehead. Some might think of Jerry as Matt Dillon, of Dodge City. Others might see him as Andy Griffith, or Mayberry. Yes, these are legends that are fictional. But you and I have been privileged to know a legend that was realnot a myth, not fiction, but a real, live hero. John and Vivian Whitehead All a man has is his word. Sheriff Jerry Whitehead

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Robert Brett Parrish, President P .O. Box 537 Lake Butler, FL 32054 (386) 496-0681 Fax: (386) 496-4705 Happy New YearfromBrett & Larae Parrish & Family and Everyone from SHATTOHeating & Air, Inc.595 W. Main St. Lake Butler, FL496-8224 715 E. Main St.496-1104 of Lake Butler 2014 UCT Legals 12/26/13 NOTICE OF EXCHANGE 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 Coun ty and Plum Creek Timberlands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the au thority 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 63-2012-CA-000099 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. LEROY SCOTT A/K/A LEROY L. SCOTT, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursu ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore closure Sale dated 20th day of No vember 2013, entered in Civil Case Number in the Circuit Court for Union, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMER ICA, N.A. the Plaintiff, and LEROY SCOTT A/K/A LEROY L. SCOTT, et al; are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Union Florida, described as: LOT 31, SADDLEBROOK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 32 AND 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. MFG. SERIAL # FLFLT79AB12229HE21 3643B, HUD CERT # FLA583299 AND FLA583300, MFG. NAME FLEETWOOD HOMES OF FLOR IDA, MODEL N/A, DATE OF MFG. 11/11/96, SIZE 66.5 X 23.0. THIS MANUFACTURED HOME IS AN IM PROVEMENT TO THE LAND AND AN IMMOVABLE FIXTURE. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the in Room 103 at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 at 11:00 AM. on 23rd day of Jan., 2014. 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 November 20, 2013 Crystal Norman Union County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTOR NEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 emailservice@ffapllc.com Telephone; (727) 446-4826 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 3376237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 12/26 2tchg 1/2-UCT NOTICE Lake Butler Mini Storage has sched uled an auction for Jan. 4, 2014 @ 10 AM, located at 1015 SW 3rd Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, Hwy 121. The following units will be foreclosed, Unit # 30 5x5, Unit # 53 10x15, Unit # 62 10x15, Unit # 81 10x20. 12/26 2tchg 1/2-UCT Legals BY TED BARBER Secretary, Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 Pine Hill Lodge No 9, Free and Accepted Masons, sponsored their second annual Why I Love America Contest and Awards Banquet. The banquet was held at Pine Hill Lodge, on Charlotte Avenue in Brooker, on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Lodge Secretary Ted Barber thanked Deborah Parmenter, principal of Brooker Elementary School, her staff and the students for their participation. He thanked Lake Butler Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star, for helping with the meal, and welcomed 60 attendees. Barber told the audience that the Why I Love America Contest at BES was an outgrowth of a statewide program that the Grand Lodge of Florida has been sponsoring for many years. He said Pine Hill Lodge adapted this program for the elementary school level where the drawing, rather than the written essay, was most important. BES responded by providing some historic and patriotic instruction to the students from kindergarten through 5th grade. For example, the Pinta, Santa Maria and the Nina, Barber said, are now associated with Christopher Columbus and his desire to bring back to Spain valuable spices. They know about George Washington and his wooden false teeth, his ability to command troops and that he was the first president of the United States. And, they know that Freedom is not free and have an appreciation for our men and women in the armed forces. In short, Barber said the contest has a positive impact. Barber told the audience that he recently learned that William Francis Malphurs was the first Worshipful Master of Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 in 1881. He also served the Grand Lodge of Florida as the Grand Chaplain for seven years. Barber said Pine Hill Lodge is a small county Fraternal Lodge that has a long and rich history over the past 133 years. He said that the Lodge is oriented on educational and charitable endeavors and not religion. The Lodge members enjoy each others company and strive to help each other, the families and the community. He said the Lodge name came from what Brooker had been named in the past: the Pine Hill Settlement. To be a Freemason one has to believe in God and believe in the immortality of the soul and the need for the Holy Bible to guide the actions of its members. Following a pledge of allegiance and the blessing for a fried chicken supper, Barber called Corbin Lane Perry, Stephanie Diane Crews, Gavin Cyrus Cook, Kenneth Michael Outlaw and Ryland Joseph Rike to the stage for their comments on their winning entries. Perry, Crews, and Godwin each took first place in their grade categories and Ryan Wyatt Godwin (not available), Cook and Rike took second place. Barber stated that all the students were winners and that the grading of the event was enjoyable. Pine Hill Lodge holds second annual Why I Love America Banquet CONTEST WINNERS: (L-r) Corbin Perry, Ryland Rike, Gavin Cook, Kenneth Outlaw, and Stephanie Crews.

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Union County Times 5A THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091FAX(904)964-6905www.theofficeshopofstarke.com B ARGAIN B UYS PHONE(904)964-5764 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. Union County High School seniors Austin Dukes and Daquin Buddy Edwards participated in an all-star football game on 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, played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association NorthSouth game this past 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 was also invited to play, but cant do so because of his commitment to the previously mentioned games. 6 UCHS players selected for all-star games BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The 12th Annual Big Red Christmas Drive giveaway on Monday, Dec. 23, at the Lake Butler Community Center meant even less fortunate children in Union County got a Christmasnot only through gifts but also through the gift of giving. Toys lining tables along the wall were handed out to children in need by other children volunteering at the event. Ryon Shaw was there volunteering with his daughter, Summer. She needs to learn theres someone less fortunate than her, he said. The program is for needy families in Union County only, children ages 2-12. It was started 12 years ago in cooperation with the Union County Volunteer Fire Department, named after their engine, Big Red, though the fire dept. participate much anymore, said Mindy Goodwin, a deputy with the Union County Sheriffs Office. Her daughter, Randa, was on hand to help too. (Mindys) always been in that thing pretty big, said Interim Sheriff Garry Seay. In order to qualify, each family 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. Less fortunate UC children get a Christmas TOP LEFT: Children await their turn with parents to keep it from being chaotic inside. TOP RIGHT: (L-r) Brooklyn Barnes, Loni Lilliston, Summer Shaw and Jerri Barnes ABOVE: Quaneshia Edwards, whose little brother is Union County High School football star Daquin Buddy Edwards, and Zorria Corbitt, who said, I love helping the kids.

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091PHONE904-964-5764FAX904-964-5764CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY!BARGAIN BUYS P romote S ervice B usiness with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk c overing Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in o ur weekly community g iveaway paper: S tand Outfro m the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customersw ith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample Sardis Baptist Church members like Brady Testone, above, rang the bell for The Salvation Army red kettle on Dec. 20, 21 and 24. Monies collected come right back into Bradford and Union counties and is handled through the Suwannee River Economic Council. UCHS students give back to community by way of Christmas trees, gifts and meals BY KRYSTAL GUNTER Business Teacher, UCHS Students enrolled in the Union County High School Business Academy sponsored a Christmas Tree Contest this year between the four classes: freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The purpose of this contest was to not only provide some competition between the classes at UCHS but to donate the trees to four local less fortunate families. Each class was given the theme of Sugar and spice and everythings nice at Christmas to use to decorate the trees. Classes were also asked to supply four wrapped presents for their family to go with the tree. Trees were decorated throughout last week and judged on Friday, Dec. 13. The freshmen class was the winner of the contest. Juniors were second, seniors third and sophomores fourth. This project turned out to be a huge success and far succeeded our vision. Students chipped in to donate more than four gifts and the trees were beautifully decorated, said Krystal Gunter, business teacher at UCHS. The students went above and beyond and we were able to not only send a tree and four presents, but there was an abundance of gifts including a new bicycle, gift cards for gas and restaurants, canned food, a frozen turkey and many gifts for children. The Union County Sheriffs Office was even able to help with this project by supplying additional gifts for the children. Trees were delivered on Monday, Dec. 16, to the families. It was such a rewarding experience to show up on the doorstep of one of our families and surprise them with a brand new Christmas tree, gifts for his children and food for a Christmas meal, said business student Savannah Woodall. It was such an honor to provide a Christmas blessing to four families, especially 13 children, this year. A special thanks goes to Maria Kish and the Lake Butler Elementary School administration for helping choose the four families. Each one had children enrolled at LBES. This project was a huge success and we look forward to sponsoring it again next year, said Gunter. 1st PLACE: Freshmen Class 2nd PLACE: Junior Class 3rd PLACE: Senior Class 4th PLACE: Sophomore Class

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Tornadoes cant hang onto late 4th-quarter lead in consolation game Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL 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 Local teams struggle in McDonalds-Kiwanis tournament BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer A basket by Caleb Jones put the Bradford High School boys basketball team up by two with less than three minutes to play, but the International School of Broward scored the games final 10 points in defeating the Tornadoes 49-41 and claiming the consolation trophy of the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament on Dec. 21 at Bradford High School. It was another game in which the Tornadoes (3-9) came up just short in going 0-2 in the tournament. They opened with a 45-39 loss to eventual tournament Indians have toruble scoring in 2 30-pluspoint losses BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team was looking to bounce back from a 63-25 loss to Vero Beach, but P.K. Yonge scored the first 16 points en route to handing the Indians a 43-7 loss on Dec. 21 in the Lake Area McDonaldsKiwanis of Starke tournament at Bradford High School. Keystone (2-9) committed 19 first-half turnovers as the Blue Wave built 30-4 lead. Buck Shobris provided some memorable moments for Keystone, grabbing a couple of defensive rebounds in the first quarter and blocking a shot in the second. His free throw with 1:05 left in the first quarter gave the Indians their only point of the quarter and left them trailing 19-1 heading into the second Tigers bow out of tournament with 2 double-digit losses BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kyle Mosher got the Union County High School boys basketball team off to a quick start, but the Class 4A P.K. Yonge Blue Wave turned a sixpoint first-quarter deficit into an eventual 27-12 halftime lead en route to handing the Tigers a 55-28 loss in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament on Dec. 20 at Bradford High School. Mosher scored six of the games first seven points, getting a basket in transition and scoring twice in the lane as the Tigers (3-8) went up 6-1. A rebound putback by Zach Lee put Union up 8-2. The Blue Wave made it an 8-6 game heading into the second quarter before getting a spark off the bench from Dedrick Vanover. Vanover opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer

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Thurs, 7:15 PG-13Martin Freeman in Lauren DiVico of New Jersey and Cecil J. Litton of Starke announce their engagement. Lauren is the daughter of Mary and Wayne DeVico of New Jersey. She is employed by Meridian Behavioral Health. Cecil is the son of Patricia Lawhorn and Cecil A. Litton of Starke. He is employed by Walmart. The wedding will be held at Fort Castillo de San Marcos in April of 2014. Socials To commemorate the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolutions 28 th anniversary on Dec. 4, Keystone Heights city council presented the chapter with a proclamation that Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth read to the chapter members at the Dec. 2 meeting. The proclamation reads: Henceforth and forevermore, Dec. 4 will be recognized by the citizens of Keystone Heights as Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter NSDAR Day. The chapter donated 203 books of general interest to the Bradford County Library, with bookplates commemorating the 28 th anniversary. The chapter was honored to present and fly the chapter flag at Wreaths Across America on Dec. 14. The next chapter meeting is Monday, Jan. 6, at IHOP in Starke at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. The program topic is Colonial Witches, presented by Janet Messer and her sister, Janice. Local DAR chapter recognized for 28 years Catrell Cooney, the daughter of Dimple and Grady Overstreet of Starke, was selected for an opportunity to go through a ninehour training session with Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser fame and become certified to teach Michaels BodyShred class. Cooney, who lives in Cape Canaveral, went through an application/qualification process and was selected to attend a BodyShred training class in October in South Beach at the Miami Convention Center. She described the class as very intense and noted she had to pass a practical test and a written exam to receive certification. BodyShred is a high-intensity, endurance-based, 30-minute workout based upon Micahels 3-2-1 intervals (three minutes of strength, two minutes of cardio and one minute of abs). Cooney said she became more interested in holistic health and fitness prior to taking an aroundthe-world trip with her husband, Michael, and sons Morgan, Zach and Harrison. During that trip, which was chronicled in the Telegraph-Times-Monitor, her passion for both only increased, she said. After returning home, Cooney became a certified health coach and personal trainer, specializing in weight loss and healthy lifestyles. Shes also a licensed Zumba instructor and started the healthy living website www. thewanderingcocount.com. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Contact Konnie Beauregard for more information at 352-4751865. Cooney takes part in Jillian Michaels BosdyShred training Christmas greetings...from the year 1963 With this weeks issue dated Dec. 26but actually hitting the streets on Dec. 24why not take the time to look back 50 years ago to another issue published on Dec. 26? The Dec. 26, 1963, issue of the Bradford County Telegraph certainly had a holiday feel to it as several items related to Christmas, ranging from the volume of mail at the post office to what Christmas is like in prison. The issue also included a story that noted the Yuletide spirit prevailed when Judge Y.A. Yawn handed down a $50 fine instead of jail time for a man who was speeding. We start this look back with a Starke man who was accustomed to donning a red suit and beard as a Santa Helper. Spreading holiday joy, making children happy Starke has a commissioned Santa Claus helper with 20 years experience helping Santa get Christmas messages from all over the world. With ruddy cheeks and proportions to fit, city police dispatcher Tillman McIntosh began his Santa Claus service in 1945 right here. Santa Helper McIntosh has appeared to represent Santa Claus every year since then, including a real big entrance made at Langley AFB in Virginia, where 2,500 kids turned out to greet him. As a badge of merit, he got his own suit in 1954. Those helper outfits can get expensive. A good beard can cost $30, McIntosh said. Helper McIntosh has represented Santa at drive-in theaters, for merchants, for clubs, at churches, for chambers of commerce and even at private parties. Hes also put in special personal appearances. The most heartwarming thing that ever happened to me as Santas Helper was when I went to see a 9-year-old boy who was bedridden with polio. The boys father approached me when I was appearing at a theater and told me about the boy. I made a special trip out to his house. The boy was so happy he cried. It made me feel real good to make a child so happy, Helper McIntosh said. Sometimes, though, things turn out funny, or even embarrassing, for Santas Helper. Like the time I was appearing on radio in Virginia. Over 600 children had come for our showa kiddie show I was doing at that time for radio. There I was in front of all those kids, and my pants fell down. I had springs attached to my pants legs and then attached to my garters so that my pants would spring up and down when I jumped. The springs broke, and down came my pants. All the kids saw Santa attired in dungarees. It brought the house down, Helper McIntosh said. Asked what kind of problems Santa might encounter on his yearly rounds, out came the answer warm to the hearts of Santas Florida representatives. Hot weather is the biggest problem. With a fur suit and a beard, things can get mighty hot, especially inside buildings. That beard can really make you perspire, Helper McIntosh said. Some advice to future Santas HelpersGet in and out as quick as you can. Kids ask too many questions if you stay too long. They want to know if your beard is real, if youre real, and just about anything you can think of. You always have to have an answer. I always tell the kids that Im just Santas Helper. The real Santa Claus comes all over the world on Christmas Eve. Thats his secret as to how he does it. Not even the Helpers know. Why does Helper McIntosh like his job? I like making children happy, he said. Christmas time at state prison pretty much like anywhere The spirit of Christmas isnt too much different inside a prison than outside, according to Florida State Prison Assistant Superintendent L.E. Dugger. State prison inmates celebrate Christmas almost like anyone else doeswith Christmas trees, presents, a Christmas church program and a family visit. Inmates have a Christmas program each year with carols and the Christ story. This year, on Thursday, Dec. 19, their Christmas program will be held in the prison auditorium. Slides will be shown depicting the story of Christs birth, narrated by inmates with the prison choir singing appropriate carols. One inmate will sing a solo, The Holy City, and the congregation will sing other Christmas hymns. Almost all of the prisoners attend the program. After all, it is their program, Dugger said. The prison at Raiford lights up with trees in different areas decorated by the inmates. Each different section of the prison has a tree, and all the hospital floors have one. There is also a very large tree in the family visiting area. We call it our family tree, Dugger said.

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4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 459 West Call St. Starke, FLDr Talisha Cunningham & Staff904-964-5152Accepting New Patients Thanks to all our Patients and FriendsWishing you and your family a very Bring in the NEW YEARwith us! f eaturing T HE D OWNTOWN G RILL $5499 $5499Call for advance reservations 301 EA ST CALL STREET DOWNTOWN STARKE ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS90 4.964.9253p laying 8:30 pm to 12:30 am Robert Warren Craven, 43, of Starke, Duane McWee, 53, and John Edward McWee, 54, both of Amity, Pa., and Raymond Rodney Sorrells, 46, of Starke were all arrested Dec. 20 at Whiskey River in Starke for disorderly intoxication and disorderly conduct. According to the arrest reports, Whiskey River employees asked Craven and Sorrells to leave the business after they were arguing with the McWees, apparently over college football. The two left, but before the bar could close the tab out for the McWees, Craven and Sorrells returned, and all four began fighting, including swinging bar stools at each other during the physical altercation. When officers arrived, all four were arrested after Duane McWee signed a medical waiver declining further treatment from EMS, which was also called to the scene. t Crime t 4 arrested for The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: Bradford Hector Manuel Aviles, 28, of Hampton was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police for possession of drugs. Tavaris Devaghn Boykin, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 20 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Sherry Kristine Bradley, 28, of Starke was arrested Dec. 21 by Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Ross D Brandt, 32, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 21 by Starke police on two outof-county warrants. Eduardo Gonzalez, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 21 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license. Jason Patrick Griffis, 40, of Macclenny was arrested Dec. 16 by Bradford deputies for three charges of possession of drugs and for production of drugs. According to the arrest report and BCSO, Griffis was suspected of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine out of a Starke home from information obtained from the drug unit out of the Baker County Sheriffs Office. With help from the Baker County unit, an undercover operation to purchase meth from Griffis was conducted, then a search/arrest warrant was obtained within several hours of the purchase due to the nature of the hazardous materials he was using in the home. Officers found approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine powder in the home, along with several other chemicals and equipment used in its production. Bond for Griffis was set at $80,000. Michael Leonard Hankerson, 32, of Starke was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant. Charles Lamont Henderson, 36, of Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by Starke police for vehicle theft. According to the arrest report, Henderson was causing a disturbance at a residence when police were called. Before the police arrived, Henderson left in a white Nissan belonging to a relative of the person who called the police about the disturbance. Henderson was located a short time later at his girlfriends home in Starke and was arrested. Elizabeth Holland, 43, of Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Holland confronted an acquaintance in the Walmart parking lot, arguing about an issue between the two. After the victim turned to walk away, Holland came up behind her, and when the victim turned back around, she was shoved in the chest, causing her to go airborne and land on her back, hitting her head on the pavement. The victim was transported by EMS to Shands Starke, and Holland was arrested after police confirmed what happened by witness accounts and video from Walmart. Bond was set at $10,000 for Holland. Martius Develle Holland, 31, of Macclenny was arrested Dec. 21 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. Lisa Marie Lutz, 52, of Starke was arrested Dec. 22 by Starke police for child neglect. According to the arrest report, Lutz was at the Subway in Starke with her 6-year-old grandson when she passed out several times in her food. The grandchild asked the Subway employee to call his mom and help wake up his grandmother. When Lutz awakened, she went outside with the grandchild, got into her vehicle and passed out again. The Subway employee called the police, and when they arrived, the vehicle was running, but Lutz was still passed out. Lutz said she had taken medication at home and hadnt been drinking, but could not complete field sobriety exercises conducted by the officer. The officer found the grandson in the back seat without a seat belt on, and sweating from the heat in the vehicle. A relative picked up the child, while Lutz was transported to jail. Scott Alan Maas, 49, of Starke was arrested Dec. 22 by Starke police for simple assault and for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Maas had been at a local bar earlier in the evening, was dropped off on Edwards Road, then walked to an acquaintances home on Myrtle Street in Starke. He entered the home and threatened a child with physical violence. Police were called, and Maas was arrested and transported to jail, with bond set at $5,000. Christopher Lee Malone, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 17 by Bradford deputies on two outof-county warrants. Curtis Quintin Matuse, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Jonathan Mark Neville, 37, of Starke was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Neville and a roommate were arguing, and Neville raised a stun gun to the victims face and turned it on. Neville stated that the victim had become aggressive during the argument and that he was afraid he would be attacked, so he used the stun gun. Several other roommates that were present told the police officer that the victim never made any aggressive moves toward Neville. The officer arrested Neville for battery. Alvin Chadwick Padgett, 42, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 22 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant. Dawn Michelle Prescott, 25, of Gainesville was arrested Dec. 20 by Bradford deputies for battery. Joseph Allen Robbins, 31, of Starke was arrested Dec. 19 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Krystal Lashawn Troutman, 29, of Starke was arrested Dec. 21 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. Jeremy Quinton West, 34, of Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by Bradford deputies for trespassing and two charges of criminal mischief-property damage. Keystone/Melrose Joe Cirerol, 28, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 18 by Clay deputies for non-support. Curtis Miller, 43, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 21 by Orange Park police for DUI. Union Austin Donnie Thomas, 19, was arrested Dec. 17 by Union deputies for possession of mari juana. Robert Donald Fowler, 49, of Nicholls, Ga., was arrested Dec. 19 by Union deputies for driving under the influence. Chad Michael Bennett, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 22 by Union deputies for pos session of marijuana and driving under the influence. Jamaal Lamar Edwards, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 22 by Union deputies for posses sion of marijuana. James Barney Dowdy, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 20 by Union deputies for bat tery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Dowdy walked up to a vehicle parked in Sprinkle Field in Lake Butler, reached in through the passenger side and grabbed the victim and started kissing her on neck. The victim told him to stop, and as she was pushing him away, he bit her on the neck. When the officer confronted Dowdy at his residence, he had a strong odor of an alcoholic bev erage and was arrested for the battery and disorderly intoxica tion for his actions at the public place of Sprinkle Field. KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHOR ON THE 1 st Legals

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Spe cial Discounts & Rebateson Select Products Th e Out door Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices Happy New Year! F rom Your Family Ford Dealer Featuring A Complete Service Department with Certified Mechanics to Service Your Vehicle! The weather has been mild this winter, but a few cool fronts have made their way through north Florida. Robins, gold finches and cedar waxwings have not yet invaded our backyards as they typically do at this time of the year. There have also been few reports of spawning crappie in our area lakes. T.C. Lloyd indicates that he expects the crappie will probably bed during the January full moon in many lakes. Joey Tyson reports that he continues to sell Missouri minnows to crappie fishermen in the Keystone area, primarily to Santa Fe Lake fishermen. Cody Douglas, from Lake Butler, tries to spend time fishing and hunting; however, this year he has sacrificed some of his crappie fishing for duck hunting. He primarily uses Rowell, Palestine and a few small ponds for the sport. He says that the Fins, Fur & Tails small ponds are easier to build blinds on than the larger lakes. He reports that the flight speeds of the birds present a good hunting challenge. Inland waters on the east coast are producing their share of speckled trout, whiting, blues and smaller black drum. Sheepshead, especially, have been plentiful around the rocks and pilings, according to Jim Sutton in St. Augustine. Captain Randy Harris indicates that trout and reds are available on the west coast near Steinhatchee. The inconsistent weather, however, will probably keep them moving from the shallows to deeper holes and back again. Dale Boyette and Lil Nut Dale Boyette has always enjoyed bow hunting, especially prior to gun season each year when game is more visible and less vigilant. Despite the fact he primarily hunted his own property in central Georgia, outdoors outlook he networked a lot with local hunters and seemed to always be assisting them with their archery equipment In 1999, he opened a cabinet shop at 150 Commercial Circle in Keystone Heights. Through the years, his archery skills continued to be in demand until 2011, when he decided to open his own archery shop in front of his cabinet business in Keystone. Motivated by a nickname acquired by his youngest son, the archery shop is known as Lil Nut Archery. In 2013, after the opening of the Keystone Shop, Boyette opened another similarbut larger archery shop in Middleburg. His son-in-law, Tyler Mills, runs that shop. Boyette is quick to point out that his shop is the only archery shop providing professional service such as stringing, sighting and other modifications from Jacksonville to Daytona on the east coast. He does carry a good inventory of new and used bows, but he always emphasizes the services provided by his shops. Bow hunting has a specific period prior to gun season in which only bows can be used. After gun season opens, bow hunting slows considerably. However, bow fishing replaces some of that lost interest, especially in central and northern Florida, where spring runs are common. When the larger Florida water bodies cool, the warm-natured tilapia crowd into the spring runs, and as an invasive species, they can be legally hunted with bows and arrows rigged with a fishing reel. Boyette provides the necessary bow fishing modifications and rigs at both of his shops. So if any of you bow hunters are interested in the stores inventories, accessories or services, stop by and talk bow hunting. Bob Tebow speaks at Crosshorn banquet Tim Tebows father, Bob, was the guest speaker before a full house at the Starke Country Club banquet room at the Crosshorn Ministries Christmas banquet on Dec. 19. He tied the outdoors mission of Crosshorn Ministries into the Biblical challenge of making fishers of men. The feature presentation was followed by Christmas carols, making a full evening of seasonal devotion. Tight lines, safe hunting, merry Christmas and happy holidays. Outdoors calendar Jan. 1, deer season ends in north Georgia; Jan. 12, second phase of Floridas dove season ends; 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. On Christmas Eve, each prisoner is given a gift box containing five packs of cigarettes, handkerchief, nuts, apples and oranges. The reason we give prisoners a present is so that everyone will receive something. Some prisonersin fact the majority receive presents from home that are mailed to them, but we dont anyone to be left out, Dugger said. On Christmas day, an inmates immediate family can visit him at the prison from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The family can bring a picnic lunch and eat with the inmate. Mothers, fathers, wives, children, brothers and sisters are welcome. An average of 400 to 500 people visit the prison on Christmas. Prisoners can also select presents to give to others from the handcraft shop or they can make presents for their friends and family. A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings is served in the afternoon. Dinner this year starts off with tomato juice cocktail and a relish tray, plus a fresh fruit dish. Turkey with giblet gravy, garnished with cranberry sauce, is the main dish, accompanied by bread dressing, snowflake potatoes, buttered English peas, creamed corn, hot cross buns and whipped butter. Dessert features pumpkin pie and hot coffee. Sports have a field day o Christmas at the prison. Twenty matches are scheduled for the 25 th They include basketball, volleyball and boxing. There are 2,800 inmates to celebrate Christmas at Raiford this year. Does Santa Claus visit the prison? No, says Dugger. Our boys are a little too old for that. Christmas volume at post office running below par so far Starke residents are slow in mailing packages and Christmas cards this year as compared to the last holiday season, Assistant Postmaster Blake Jackson said yesterday. Last year, people seemed to be mailing packages and cards Continued from 3B much earlier, Jackson said. The parcel count for Starkes post office from Dec. 1 until now is 2,397 packages against 3,744 packages received in the same period last year. Jackson said this could indicate better shopping facilities here with more persons trading at home rather than ordering gifts. Another indication that the Christmas mailing rush has not hit full force yet is mail handling man hours that post office workers have put in here. So far, 862 man hours have been spent handling Christmas mail and regular mail since Dec. 1. Last year at this time, 1,025 hours had been spent by postal workers. The canceling machine readings, showing how many first-class stamps have been canceled, is about the same as last year. Around 67,000 firstclass letters have been sent through the post office. We do expect more firstclass letters this year than last, however. A lot of businesses are using postage meters. These stamps wont be canceled at the office here, Jackson said. Jackson also urges the use of ZIP code numbers. He said the post office has a complete list and that anyone could obtain a number by calling the post office. ZIP numbers are a big help to us. Everyone should include them in address books for next year and write his own ZIP number on return addresses. Packages and letters with ZIP numbers are distributed faster, he said. The post office also urges use of 5-cent Christmas tree stamps. Jackson said, When a card goes first class, we can forward it. It will receive preferred handling and if the senders return address is on it, it will come back. Christmas lights change with signals Keystone Heights is playing it safe with Christmas lights used for decorations around the intersection traffic light between Highway 100 and Highway 21. When the traffic light is red, the lights are red on that side. When the traffic light turns green, the Christmas lights also turn green. Councilman Gene Williams got the idea and carried it through. He said that too many colored lights, strung around traffic lights, created a traffic hazard and suggested using the red-red, green-green system, which he had observed in another town. Big Dad employees are entertained at country club Employees of Big Dad Manufacturing Co. were guests at the annual Christmas dinner given by the company at 1 p.m. last Thursday at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The dinner, featuring turkey and baked ham, was served buffet style. Christmas carols were sung, after which the employees returned to the plant for their gifts. D.S. Siceloff, president of the company, was here from Lexington, N.C., for this occasion. Slade Gas Co. Christmas party The Slade Gas Co. of Starke held its Christmas party Saturday night at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Sawyer. The dinner guests were seated at three large tables decorated with red and white flower arrangements and red candles. During the evening, party games were led by Mrs. A. Russell Norman. The employees bonuses were given, and gifts were exchanged.

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NORTH FL ORIDAEquipments Rentals, LLC 9080 South CR-231 Lake Butler, FL386-496-2121W e truly appreciate your business! d Obituaries d Hiram Chappell STARKE Hiram Junior Chappell, age 69, of Starke, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 2013 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born in Santa Rosa County, on Sept. 26, 1944 to the late Ernest Hiram Chappell and Hester Mayo-Chappell. Hiram was a 1962 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, and relocated to Starke in 1976, where he and his family have been an active part of the community ever since. For over a dozen years, Hiram was a mentor who helped to mold many young men through his coaching of various levels of baseball and softball. Hiram was a member of Local 597 and retired as President of 5-Star Construction. He was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church and in his spare time enjoyed woodworking. Hiram is preceded in death by his sister, Louise Scott and brother, Harry Padgett. Hiram is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Vivian Chappell of Starke; his children, Lorrie (Gerald) Chappell, Michael (Lilly) Chappell, and Cory (Megan) Chappell all of Starke; his sisters, Ernestine Edgeworth of Effingham, S.C., Betty Warren of Starke, and Christine (Bill) Barrett of Lexington, S.C.; six grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held on Dec. 21 at Madison Street Baptist Church with Brother Charles Warren, Brother Harry Hatcher, Jr., and Brother Chub Johnson officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book. PAID OBITUARY Thomas Larkin II RAIFORDThomas A. Tommy Larkin II, 64, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in the ET York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Gainesville to Nancy Christ Larkin and Thomas Allen Larkin, and was the second of five children. Tommy graduated from Bishop Kenney High School in Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Navy and the Merchant Marine. He was a long-time employee of PRIDE and the Florida Department of Corrections. Tommy was a resident of Raiford, and is survived by: his three children, Dawn Larkin Delwiche of San Francisco, Nicole Larkin and Erika Larkin Hyzer of Raiford; five grandchildren; and four siblings. Per his wishes, no services will be held. Donations in Tommys memory may be made to: ET York Hospice Center 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard Gainesville, Florida 32606 PAID OBITUARY Vita Quiett STARKEVita Juanita Quiett, 73, of Starke died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Jacksonville. She was born on Nov. 14, 1940 in Pisgah, Ala. to the late Jack and Dorothy (Culpepper) Robertson and moved to Starke 21 years ago. She retired from the Clay County School Board as a cook in 2000. Preceding her in death was her husband of 44 years Walter J. Quiett, Sr., and her brother Parks Robertson. She is survived by: children, Renee (Jeff) DeAngelo of Jacksonville; Walter (Tiffanie) Quiett, Jr. of Orange Park, Walter Daniel Quiett of Melrose, Darlene (Vernon) Turner, Darrell (Linda) Quiett, Philip (Yvonne) Quiett all of Middleburg, Tommy (Ann) Quiett of Jacksonville; sisters, Marie Hartman and Jackie Lawson both of Tennessee and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were on Dec. 23, in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home with Brother B.B. Barwick officiating. Interment followed in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Herman Russell STARKEHerman Russell, 88, of Starke died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in Shands at the University of Florida following an extended illness. He was born in Michigan on April 18, 1925. He attended Bethel Baptist Church, and was a retired owner/operator of an automobile body shop. He is survived by his close friend, Travis Wynn of Starke. Memorial services have not been scheduled. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Cedric Smith LAKE BUTLER Cedric Conway Smith, 29, of Lake Butler died at his home Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He was born in Gainesville, living all of his life in Lake Butler. He graduated from Union County High School in 2003 and enjoyed the F.FA. He was a member of the Lake Butler Church of God. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Henton and Edna Smith He is survived by his wife of eight years, Crystal Berles Smith; daughter, Daina Smith; son, Branden Smith; mother, Sharon Presley; father and step mother, Tim and Judy Smith; brothers, Christopher (Pauline) Smith and Timothy Smith, Jr; and maternal grandparents, and Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Presley Funeral services were held Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Lake Butler Church of God, with Rev. Lemuel Lane officiating. Burial followed in Old Providence Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. Sheriff Gerald Whitehead LAKE BUTLER Sheriff Gerald Jerry Whitehead of Lake Butler, passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 after a brief illness. He will always be remembered for his servants attitude and helping others. He was currently serving as the Dean of Sheriffs, as the longest serving Sheriff in the State of Florida. He was elected Sheriff of Union County in 1984 and served from 1985 until his death. He followed in his fathers John H. Whitehead long legacy as a law enforcement officer and Sheriff. He graduated Union County High School and attended Lake City Community College. He also completed Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Institute and received numerous law enforcement training and certifications throughout his career. He was also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy. He is survived by: his wife, We the family of our beloved Charlil McCastle, would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all of your kind acts, words of comfort, prayers and sympathy during this most difficult time in our lives. We would like to especially thank Mr. Doyle Archer, Mr. Allen, and Deana and all at Archer Funeral Home for their excellency. Thank you to True Vine Outreach Ministries, all of the clergy and all of Union, Bradford and surrounding communities. And thank you to Mr. Mike Ripplinger and everyone at Union County High School. Thank you all and God bless you all. With love, Charlil McCastle and the McCastle Family Card of Thanks In memory of the love of my life the love that we shared will always feel right I loved you then and I love you now I thank God Almighty you chose me as your wife I dont know what tomorrow will bring but I do know that my life will never be the same We love you, Eugene Bristow Mary and Family In Loving Memory STARKE904.964.6200Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home KEYSTONE HEIGHTS352.473.3176From Us To You Best Wishes Happy New Year 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 Tammy; six children, Matt (Michelle), Brad (Jennifer), Chelsea, Jake, Jack Henry, and Presley Vivian; one brother, John Henry (Brenda); one sister, Cynthia Sis Whitehead; and four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Vivian Whitehead. He was surrounded throughout life by many close family and friends. He was a lifelong Union County native and gave his life and service to those in Union County. Sheriff Whitehead received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his dedication and leadership to Rotary, the Shining Star Award from Florida Education Foundation. He served the Florida Sheriffs Association as Secretary 1987-88; Treasurer, 1989; Vice President, 1990; and President 1991, as well as a member of the board of directors for many years. He was very active in the Lake Butler Rotary Club and served as President from 1989-1990. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund since 2002 and the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program since 2002, as well as the Florida Sheriffs Multiple Employer Trust. He was a longtime supporter of the Florida Department of Corrections. He was also a member of the Lake Butler Masonic Lodge. He was a strong supporter of the Union County schools system. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Dec. 21, at the First Christian Church of Lake Butler with Bro. Art Peterson officiating. Burial was in Whitehead Cemetery. Under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida 32064. Please sign guestbook at archerfuneralhome. com PAID OBITUARY Gary Whiteneck KEYSTONE HEIGHTSGary A. Whiteneck, 54, of Keystone Heights died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at the VA hospital. He was born in Lawrence, Mass. on July 18, 1959 to the late Norman and Nancy Whiteneck. He served in the United States Army. He is survived by: his wife of 28 years, Barbara Whiteneck; children, Crystal Belt, Joshua Whiteneck, and Keri Whiteneck; four brothers; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church of Melrose on Jan. 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Father John officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose. d Obituaries d

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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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Englewood did its best to give Vero Beach a battle, but in the end, the Class 8A Indians pulled away for a 67-47 win in the championship game of the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke basketball tournament on Dec. 21 at Bradford High School. Vero Beach went 3-0 in the tournament, winning by an average margin of 21 points. The Indians, who opened the tournament with a 63-25 win over Keystone Heights, did get a scare on the second day of the tournament from the International School of Broward, which pulled to within five points in the fourth quarter after trailing by 20-plus points. Vero Beach, though, held the Class 3A Pumas off for a 49-45 win to advance to the championship game. A basket and free throw by tournament MVP Brannon Shaw helped the Indians build an 18-9 second-quarter lead over Englewood in the championship game. Vero Beach then increased that 24-14 with the help of a jumper and free throw by David Marine. All-tournament team selection Vero Beach is tops in McDonalds-Kiwanis tournament Drushaun McLaurn scored five points late in the quarter, with his turn-around jumper in the lane bringing Englewood to within 24-21. Englewoods Gary Grant would tie the score at 29-all early in the third quarter, but Vero Beach closed out the quarter by outscoring the Rams 16-6. Vontravious Richardson, an all-tournament selection, scored five points during that span, while Brenton Wade made the last basket of the quartera 3-pointer that sent Vero Beach into the fourth up 45-35. Richardson scored two baskets early in the fourth as the Indians continued to pull away. Joining Richardson, Shaw and McLaurn on the all-tournament team were Bradfords Keaaris Ardley and the International School of Browards Nate Johnson. quarter. Shobris made another free throw at the 4:09 mark of the second quarter to make it a 23-2 game. The Indians just couldnt get a basket in the few offensive opportunities they had. Finally, C.J. Rogers, who had a couple of steals and a block in the second quarter, knocked down a baseline jumper with eight seconds left in the first half. It would be the only field goal of the game for the Indians. Keystones first game in the tournament was another struggle. Eventual tournament champion Vero Beacha Class 8A Final Four team two seasons agooutscored the Indians 34-6 in the first half en route to a 6325 win on Dec. 19. The Indians did score 15 points in the fourth quarter after being held to 10 the rest of the game. Rogers drove the baseline for one basket, while later hitting a 3-pointer. Shobris was able to get a score in the paint off of an assist by Brandon Nicholas. Shobrish and Rogers finished with eight and seven points, respectively. Brannon Shaw, who would go on to win tournament MVP honors, led Vero Beach with 23 points. Keystone will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when they host P.K. Yonge at 7 p.m. in a game that counts toward the District 5-4A standings. The Indians then host district opponent Santa Fe on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Interlachen on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 13, Keystone hosts Crescent City at 7 p.m. Continued from 1B before scoring on a drive to the basket following Unions second turnover of the quarter. Mosher made a jump shot as he was falling to the court to pull the Tigers to within 11-10, but Vanover answered with the first of two consecutive 3-pointers for P.K. Yonge. The Blue Wave closed the half with a 16-2 run. Geordyn Green had a couple of nice plays late in the third quarter for the Tigers, scoring on a drive to the basket and then setting up another eventual score by Princeton Alexander following a steal. P.K. Yonge, despite those two baskets, led 38-21. Mosher led the Tigers with nine points, while Alexander finished with seven. Green and Lee each had four. Vanover and Stephen Brown led the Blue Wave with 12 and 11 points, respectively, while Anthony Andrews added eight points. Tigers open with loss to tournament runner-up Despite getting 11 points each from Green and Mosher, the Tigers never led in their first game of the tournament, losing 53-39 to eventual runner-up Englewood on Dec. 19. Union found itself trailing by nine points in the second quarter to the Class 6A Rams, but then put together a 6-0 run that started with Larry Collins scoring after his own steal. Mosher then grabbed defensive rebounds on Englewoods next two trips down Continued from 1B the floor and scored following both. Moshers second basket was set up by a nice pass from Alexander that made the score 16-13. That was as close as the Tigers would get, though a 3-pointer by Dairon Alexander helped Union stay within five at the half. Englewood scored the first three baskets of the second half, so by the time Princeton Alexander drained a 3-pointer, the Tigers still trailed by 10. Alexander made two 3-pointers in the second half and finished with eight points. Union will host District 7-1A opponent Dixie County on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and travel to play district opponent Newberry on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Starke to play Bradford on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Union travels to play district opponent Chiefland at 7:30 p.m. runner-up Englewood. Two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter by Jones and another by Joquez Ivey helped Bradford stay close before Jones knocked down a jump shot following a Broward turnover to tie the score at 39-all with approximately three minutes remaining. A steal by Keaaris Ardley led to another basket by Jones, giving Bradford just its second lead at 41-39. Bradford would go on to miss its final five shot attempts, while Broward went 7-of-9 from the foul line in the final two minutes. Nate Johnson also made a 3-pointer down the stretch to help the Pumas cause. Johnson, who finished with 18 points and was named to the all-tournament team, had five points in the first quarter, while teammate Tachaka Ray made three 3-pointers to help the Pumas go up 15-6. Kenny Dinkins made Bradfords second field goal of the game at the 7:17 mark of the second quarter and had five points in the quarter as the Tornadoes cut into the lead and trailed 20-16 at the half. Bradford missed its first five field-goal attempts of the third quarter, but two free throws and a jumper by Jones helped the Tornadoes pull to within 22-20 before Ardley tied the game with a basket following his own steal. A 3-pointer by Jones gave Bradford a 25-24 lead, but Browards Johnson answered with a trey of his own. Jones, who made four 3-pointers overall, led all scorers with 20 points, while Ardley and Dinkins finished with eight and six, respectively. Ardley was named to the all-tournament team, joining Browards Johnson, Englewoods Drushaun McLaurn and Vero Beachs Vontravious Richardson and Brannon Shaw (MVP). 3 rd -quarter struggles hurt BHS against Rams Bradford scored just three points in the third quarter as Class 6A Englewood turned a two-point deficit into a ninepoint lead and eventual 45-39 win over the Tornadoes on Dec. 20 in the Lake Area McDonaldsKiwanis of Starke tournament. A 3-pointer by Dinkins to start the third quarter provided the Tornadoes with their only points Continued from 1B of the quarter. Englewoods McLaurn and Tavon King combined to score 10 points to help send the Rams into the fourth quarter with a 30-21 lead. Ardley scored five points during a 9-2 run to open the fourth. His two free throws made it a 32-27 game. The Rams failed to score on the other end of the floor, despite grabbing three offensive boards. Ardley was able to corral a loose ball and take it the distance, driving to the basket for a score and picking up a foul. He made the ensuing free throw to pull Bradford to within 32-30. Englewood increased its lead to seven, but another driving score and free throw by Ardley made the score 39-35 with approximately two minutes to play. A steal and successive layup by Ardley made the score 41-37 with one minute left. The Rams, though, made four straight free throws to help hold off the surging Tornadoes. Ardley scored 10 points in the final quarter and finished with a team-high 12. Ivey scored eight points in the first half and finished with 10, while Dinkins and Jones each scored eight. Bradford returns to action Saturday, Jan. 4, in a home game against District 5-4A opponent Santa Fe at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Tornadoes host district opponent Fort White at 7:30 p.m.

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See dealer for details. **Art for illustration purposes only, prior sale subject to early deadlines. Cory Hedding scored five goals for the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer team in 6-0 and 7-0 District 5-2A wins over Santa Fe and Interlachen, respectively. Hedding, who has 30 goals on the season, had two goals off of assists from Juan Grimaldo and Zac Hawkins in the Dec. 17 win over visiting Santa Fe. Zac Holman assisted on goals by Grimaldo and Dylan Beard, while Shaw Fuller assisted on Indians get 2 district shutouts in soccer Unbeaten District 5-2A leader Santa Fe swept the season series against the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, but the Indians bounced back with a win over district opponent Interlachen. The Indians (14-6, 13-3) hosted Santa Fe on Dec. 17, losing 2-0. The Raiders scored a goal in the 11 th minute and added another in the final eight minutes. Keystone was able to find the net in its next outinga 3-0 win over visiting Interlachen on Dec. KH girls fall to Raiders again, 20. Hanna Crane scored two goals off of Raychel Trimble assists. Trimble scored the first goal of the match in the ninth minute, with Julia Osteen getting the assist. Keystone will travel to play Palatka on Saturday, Jan. 4, at noon. The Indians will then host St. Francis on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. Prior to playing in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament (see related story), the Union County High School boys basketball team defeated visiting Newberry 5956 on Dec. 17 to even its District 7-1A mark at 2-2. Kyle Mosher led the Tigers with 17 points, nine of which came on 3-pointers. Austin Dukes and Princeton Alexander had 14 and 10 points, respectively, with Alexander hitting two 3-pointers. Daquin Edwards and Daryl Watkins added six and five points, respectively, while Geordyn Green and Parker Hodgson had four and three, respectively. Edwards grabbed seven rebounds, while Green had four assists. district mark Prospective students must pass a series of tests at the BradfordUnion Technical Center in order to receive the 2014 day practical nursing application. All entrance tests must be taken at the technical center and passed by April 10, 2014. The application deadline is May 2. Applicants and alternates will be selected using a 100-point scoring criteria and notified by Tech. center nursing applicants must pass tests May 12. Selected students start class in August. Classes are held Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Students are expected to have transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinicals may be held at any or all of the following sites (other sites may be added as deemed appropriate): Bradford County Health Department, Bradford Terrace Nursing Home, Lake Butler Hospital, Northeast Florida State Hospital (Macclenny), Shands Regional Medical Center, various local physicians and Windsor Manor Nursing Home. Visit www.butc.edu to download complete details about the LPN Program. Keyambre Cobb made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, but the Union County High School girls basketball team remained winless in District 7-1A, losing 50-38 to visiting Newberry on Dec. 17. Qushawn Smith and Nancy Slocum scored eight and four points, respectively, with Slocum grabbing 11 rebounds. Michelle Johnson, Janisha Jones and Madison McClellan each scored two points. The Tigers (1-7) fell to 0-4 in District 7, also losing to district opponents Dixie County (47-37 on Dec. 5), Chiefland (48-34 on Dec. 10) and Williston (62-33 on Dec. 13). In the closest of all of their district gamesthe Dec. 10 home game against Chiefland the Tigers got eight and seven points from Cobb and Smith, respectively. Cobb had four assists, while Smith had nine rebounds. Jones and Slocum each added six points against Chiefland, with Johnson and McClellan scoring four and two points, respectively. Union will host Dixie County on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. before traveling to play Newberry on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 10, the Tigers host Columbia County at 6 p.m. before traveling to play Baldwin on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. Union girls still seeking 1st district win Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp scored 33 and 28 points, respectively, as the Bradford High School girls basketball team defeated Nease 78-66 on Dec. 19 in Ponte Vedra. Danique Hudson and Keshanna Ardley added seven and five points, respectively, for the Tornadoes (9-5). Faith Anderson and Meghan Woods each scored two points, while Mackenzie Gault had one point. Prior to playing Nease, Bradford hosted Gainesville on Dec. 17, losing 55-44. Davis and Kemp scored 22 and 13 points, respectively, while Woods had six points. Hudson added three points. Bradford will host District 5-4A opponent Fort White on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. before hosting district opponent Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Tornadoes will play in the Corey Blue Invitational at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville before returning home to play district opponent Interlachen on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. 61 points in BHS girls win a goal by Wyatt Graziano. Eric Wood also scored on a penalty kick. On Dec. 20, Hedding recorded the hat trick over visiting Interlachen, scoring three goals off of assists by Grimaldo, Nacho Grimaldo and Zac Fairbanks. Holman scored two goals, one of which received an assist from Juan Grimaldo. Grimaldo also scored on a goal assisted by Fairbanks. 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Merry Christmas Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 101 st Year 35th Issue 75 CENTSMerry Christmas 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 BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor When a man dies, a picture begins to emerge about what kind of man he was. If hes the respectable sort, a common theme develops that shines through, speaking volumes about the legacy he leaves. Union County Sheriff Gerald M. Jerry Whitehead was such a man, and even a legend. Whitehead died suddenly from cardiac failure at North Florida Regional Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 60 on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Even in the midst of shock, friends, colleagues, and those in the community used words such as friend, counselor, and pillar. Word quickly spread amid the shockwave of everyone wondering how this could be true. Within the hour, Art Peterson, minister of First Christian Church of Lake Butler, was with the family to console them in another great loss within just four monthsand put his own chance to grieve on hold till others were attended to, but nonetheless hurts like they do. Peterson has been minister at First Christian as long as Whitehead was sheriff. Peterson arrived in Union County in 1985, the year Whitehead took his office. Whitehead and his second wife, Tammy, invited Peterson and his wife, Janis, to Whiteheads home and immediately offered to help Peterson with something right off the bata pattern that would repeat itself in the life of Petersons and countless others throughout the years. In Petersons Manna in the Morning devotion sent out via email and heard weekdays on Union Countys only radio station, WUCR 107.9 LPFM, the minister honored his friend: The Bible says, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Once again those words provide some comfort to the family and many friends of Sheriff Jerry Whitehead who passed away yesterday afternoon while at North Florida Regional Hospital. I dont know of anyone who will be missed any more in our county than Jerry Whitehead. This past August Jerry lost his mother, Vivian, and then a few weeks later lost his uncle, Marvin Pritchett. So our prayers are for the whole Whitehead. It is never easy to lose a loved one but at this time of year, so close to Christmas, it is especially difficult. Part of the message of Christmas is that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That means that Jesus came here to share with us in our struggle... to be with us in our Sheriff Whitehead passes away suddenly at 60A community, in shock once again, remembers a friend, counselor, guardian and servant to all See SHERIFF, 2A BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor As directed by Governor Rick Scott, Major Garry Seay was sworn in by Union County Court Judge Bo Bayer at approximately 7:20 p.m. as interim sheriff of Union County for a term beginning December 18, 2013, and ending January 17, 2014. This provides the governor with a full month to appoint a new sheriff for the coming year. The race for sheriff will be added to the midterm election on Nov. 4, 2014. Whoever is elected in November will have to run again in the general election in 2016. Seay, who was chief deputy or undersheriff, stated at the press conference announcing Whiteheads death, The Union County Sheriffs Office will continue to operate in a professional manner, just as Sheriff Whitehead would insist. Garry will be our sheriff for sure, we know till the 17th, Bayer said. And at the whim of the governor, hopefully be our sheriff, at least, for the remainder of 2014. Garry, accepted the appointment, but never sought it. Besides the sadness of Jerry not being here with us. This is something Garry and I talked about a couple of hours ago. And neither one of us want to do this, Bayer said. I know he sure never wanted to be sheriff. I sure didnt want to swear in a new sheriff. If appointed by the governor for the year, Seay said he would accept for the sake of consistency at the sheriffs office as it mourns the loss of its leader of nearly three decades and the Whitehead sheriffs of over 60 years. After being sworn in, Seay thanked those in attendance and said, Were going to run this sheriffs office just like normal, under Sheriff Whiteheads policies. Were going to do the best we can, and were going to do all we can. Its just a sad time in all of our lives. Seay has training certificates in many aspects of law enforcement. He worked for John Whitehead for 15 years, has since served as Jerrys lead investigator, especially on the major cases, including the fatal Pritchett shootings. Thats what I like to do, and I enjoy doing that, Seay said, and he was comfortable with me doing that. Him and I were kind of hands-on on especially on every major crimes we were hands-on, trying to make sure everything was carried out and done properly. Seay misses collaborating with Whitehead on cases and working with him on a daily basisand leaning on him as a friend and mentor. I got a lot of my guidance from Jerry, even for just a friend to talk to, Seay said. Back in January of this year, I lost my twin brother. Jerrys been a big part of my life, to help me fill that void. With Whitehead gone, Its like a big, heavy hole in my heart. Governor Scott said, I am confident that Chief Deputy Sheriff Garry Seay will keep the families of Union County safe during this interim period. Its something I didnt ask for, Seay told those who witnessed his appointment. But its something I will do and will do it to the best of my abilities.Major Garry Seay appointed interim sheriff UNION COuUNTY SHERIFF GERALD M. JERRY WHITEHEAD September 27, 1953 December 18, 2013

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He is survived by his wife, Tammy and six children, Matt (Michelle); Brad (Jennifer); Chelsea; Jake, Jack Henry and Presley Vivian; one brother John Henry (Brenda); and one sister Cynthia Sis Whitehead and four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Vivian Whitehead. He was currently serving as the dean of sheriffs, as the longestserving sheriff in the state of Florida. He was elected sheriff of Union County in 1984 and served from 1985 until his death. He followed in his long legacy of his father, John H. Whitehead, as a law enforcement officer and sheriff. John served as sheriff from 1953 until Jerry took office. Sheriff Whitehead was a well-respected man and a humble sheriff who believed a man was only as good as his word, and who was dedicated to doing things the right way, Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriffs Association, said in a statement. Today, we pray for his family that they may celebrate his life and his legacy, and we send our appreciation for all that the Whitehead family has given and sacrificed for the safety and welfare of our citizens. Jerry graduated from Union County High School and attended Lake City Junior College and Forest Ranger School (now known as Florida Gateway College). He also completed Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Institute and received numerous law enforcement training and certifications throughout his career. He was also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy. The sheriff received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his dedication and leadership to Rotary and the Shining Star Award from Florida Education Foundation. He served the Florida Sheriffs Association as Secretary 1987-88; Treasurer, 1989; Vice President, 1990; and President 1991; as well as a member of the board of directors for many years. He was very active in the Lake Butler Rotary Club and served as President from 1989-1990. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund since 2002 and the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program since 2002, as well as the Florida Sheriffs Multiple Employer Trust. He was a longtime supporter of the Florida Department of Corrections. He was also a member of the Lake Butler Masonic Lodge. He was a strong supporter of the Union County schools system. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Lake Butler. One might even say that Whitehead was the dean of Union County. He was the face of Union County, said Gordon Smith, sheriff of neighboring Bradford County. When you think of Union County, you think of Jerry Whitehead. The man is loved by this community. At a press conference held at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday by Major Garry Seay of the Union County Sheriffs Office, sheriffs the following counties were on hand to show their support: Baker, Bradford, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Hamilton, Columbia and Gilchrist. Also present was Union County Court Judge Bo Bayer and State Attorney of the 8th Judicial Circuit, Bill Cervone. Seay opened the press conference saying, Today we are here, grief-stricken over the unexpected death of Sheriff Jerry Whitehead. A dedicated family man, a servant to the citizens of Union County, our thoughts are with his wife and with his entire family. Seay said that Whitehead was a mentor for sheriffs across the state. Ive served with Jerry since 1988. Jerry was a mentor to me, when I was first elected, said Hamilton County Sheriff J. Harrell Reid. He was a people person. He loved this county and he loved the people of this county. First off, Sheriff Jerry Whitehead was my friend, Smith said. Growing up here in this neck of the woods, most of my life, hes been the face of Union Countyhim and his father. I just want to say, hes just been a friend to all the sheriffs not just North Florida but all the sheriffs. There wasnt a week that went by that he didnt give some words of wisdom, or wed help each other across the county line. Hes just going to be sorely missed as a mentor to all of us. My heart goes out to his family and the people of Union County, and were going to here for them. Ive literally known Jerry Whitehead all my life, said Joey B. Dobson, sheriff of neighboring Baker County. And I can look around the corner, here, on the courthouse lawn, and on Saturday mornings when my father and I would come through Lake Butler to go to the (University of Florida football) Gator games, Jerry Whitehead and I played football on the lawn of the jail where he lived with his parents, at the sheriffs office. He remarked that the Whiteheads have served as sheriff for over 60 years. As Sheriff Reid said, We cant replace him. He was more than a sheriff to his people in Union County. He was a friend to all of us. He was a character, he was a jokester, he loved life. He was a wonderful father to his children. He loved his family. We dont know what well do right now with Sheriff Whitehead passing. After the press conference, Bill Cervone, state attorney for the 8th Judicial Circuit said, This is devastating. He is Union County. He loved this county and knew this county, and thats what made him so effective as a truly professional as a law enforcement officer. Captain Brad Smith, chief of operations for the Bradford County Sheriffs Office, said, He was just a genuine man with a kind heart but a strong man too. He did more for Union County than pretty much anybody else ever has. Sheriff WhiteheadIm going to call him Jerrywas a friend to everyone. He went WORTH NOTING Union County Times holiday scheduleThe offices of the Bradford County Telegraph, Union County Times and Lake Region Monitor will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Years holidays. There will be an early deadline for the Jan. 2 paperMonday, Dec. 30, by noonand 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 .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.North Florida Cattlemens Association quarterly meeting, Jan. 9The North Florida Cattlemens Association will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Lake Butler Community Center. The social starts at 5:30 p.m. and the program is 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. Presenting will be Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension Bradford County; Basil Bactawar, UF/IFAS Extension Union County; Brad Muse, Bradford-Union Cattlemens Association; and Tom Bryant, NFCA. It will be followed by a steak dinner, 6:40 to 7:15 p.m., and another program, 7:15 to 8 p.m. Presenting will be Dr. Todd Thrift, UF/ IFAS Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Jan, 7, by calling 386-752-5384 or 386-496-2321, or emailing columbia@ifas.ufl.edu .Growing & Caring for House Plants Workshop, Jan. 21A Growing & Caring for House Plants Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Union County Extension Office from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. To register, call 386-496-2321 or email union@ifas.ufl.edu Mike Crews, secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, sent the following letter to employees: It is with deep respect and gratitude for a life of commitment to the values of integrity and leadership that DOC remembers Jerry Whitehead, sheriff of Union County. We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Sheriff Whitehead Whitehead (was) a true friend to DOC.   Those of us at (DOC), and law enforcement communities across this state, are devastated to learn of the untimely death of Jerry Whitehead. He was a true friend to me personally and to the agency, having numerous opportunities to partner with Sheriff Whitehead on public safety initiatives, dating back many years including my time served at FDLE, said Secretary Michael Crews. To the family and on behalf of the Florida Department of Corrections, our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. A special prayer goes out to the family of Sheriff Whitehead who currently or previously served as employees DOC: Sons Brad Whitehead (assistant warden, Florida State Prison) and Matt Whitehead (lieutenant, Reception and Medical Center),   daughter Chelsea Whitehead (former dental assistant at Lawtey Correctional Institution) brother John Henry Whitehead (retired colonel, New River Correctional Institution) and sister Cynthia Sis Whitehead (retired captain, RMC). Sheriff Whiteheads relationship and support of Corrections dates back many years as he worked to support corrections in his local community and statewide by serving on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission from 1991-2001. There, he was instrumental in setting the standards and ethics for all law enforcement and correctional officers throughout the state of Florida. Sheriff Whitehead was a great friend to our agency, dedicating his life to public safety, attending community partnership events at surrounding institutions, and displaying genuine qualities of being a people person with his open door policy said DOC Deputy Secretary Timothy Cannon. While his untimely death will create a void, Sheriff Whiteheads legacy will transition future generations as a true leader in the law enforcement and corrections profession for years to come.   DOC remembers the life and legacy of a true servant, dedicated to a life of commitment to public safety. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.DOC remembers Sheriff WhiteheadSHERIFFContinued from 1A ABOVE: (Clockwise from top left) Jerry, Chelsea, Jake, Tammy and Jack Henry Whitehead. ABOVE RIGHT: Presley Vivian and Jack Henry Whitehead.

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Union County Times 3A 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.) SkipsDelicatessen & Specialty Shop125 S.W. 6th Ave. Lake Butler, FL496-3900 Good Luck, Good Health. May you prosper in every way. Wishing all a I GASpires IGA610 SW 1st St. Lake Butler 386-496-3361 Lake Butler Farm Center SR-121, Lake Butler 2 014Thanks for your business and support! For Your Good Always Danville Church of Christ 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.A s God discusses the various commandments He gives the Children of Israel, He points out these commands are given, for our good always (Deuteronomy 6:24). The commandments are said to be given for your good (Deuteronomy 10:12). Sadly, many people view Gods commandments as restrictive or harsh. Some even consider His commandments a burden. However, Gods commandments are not burdensome (1 John 5:3). The commands of God are given for our good because they keep us from falling into the pitfalls of sin. Many people who think Gods commands are or oppressive need to remember the way of the unfaithful is hard (Proverbs 13:15). Sadly many people spend their whole life wearing themselves out in sin only to wake up and realize sin offers no hope (Isaiah 57:10). out of his way to help people, Seay said. He was just like his dad. I worked for his dad for 15 years, and have been with Sheriff Whitehead ever since. He was a friend to me, and a brother to me. We have worked together for many years, Seay said. Our hearts are heavy, and everyone in the sheriffs office and the whole entire county and state are numb. When you have what I call a monarch of a community, that passes, its pretty tough, said Mark A. Hunter, sheriff of neighboring Columbia County. Im a second-term sheriff, and when I first got elected, the wisdom that Jerry was able to pass on was, just, immeasurable. He always took time with the younger sheriffs, when we first came on, and passed on a lot wisdom. Although Union County may be small, I can tell you this: Jerry had a lot of experience, a lot of life experience, and what I call country logic. But he was always able to instill that in us younger sheriffs and help us get through some pretty tough times, because he experienced a lot in his life. He is going to be sorely missed, statewide. Weve got all these monarchs, these pillars, falling this year, said Allen Parrish, EMS director for Bradford County. G.W. Green said he had heard someone else say the exact same thing. They were referencing the death of Marvin Pritchett who, along with two other employees, was slain by a long-time friend and employee on Aug. 24 less than four months before. Pritchett was the founder and owner of Pritchett Trucking, a successful businessman and a highly respected philanthropist who helped many throughout Union County. These are the people Ive known all my life, that I grew up with, Parrish said. I dont know how much a community can take before it disintegrates. But he added that decades ago, the community dealt with the same thing. Green also mentioned how Whitehead knew everyone in Union County. He probably knew things about your family you didnt know! He learned that from riding around in his dads truck, said Bill Thomas, who is an elder at First Christian a long-time friend of Whiteheads who joined Peterson in ministering to the family within hours of hearing the tragic news of Whiteheads death. Thomas shared how Jerry befriended him when he moved to Union County at the age of 12, and felt like an outsider. It exemplified and echoed what others said. I guarantee you that almost everyone in that room felt like Jerry Whitehead was a personal friend, and he was, said Russ Wade, a Lake Butler lawyer who is the attorney for the Union County Board of Commissioners and for the New River Solid Waste Association. Whitehead grew up as the son of an even longer-serving sheriff, his father, John H. Whitehead, who passed away on February 9, 2007. Jerry hung around the Union County Jail and went around the county with his dad, learning the importance of knowing those you serve and serving those you know. Sheriff (Jerry) Whitehead was genuine, said Bruce Dukes, property appraiser for Union County. He treated the lowest person and the highest person with dignity. Whitehead could often be found sitting at the front desk of the sheriffs office and Wade remarked that Jerry would actually answer the phone. Now how many sheriffs do you know who would do that? Whitehead was accessible and approachable, to those in the sheriffs office and all across the county. Sheriff Jerry Whitehead was an outstanding boss and a close personal friend. He was a fatherfigure and mentor to my law enforcement career, said Lt. Lyn Williams, patrol/ administrative lieutenant who has been with the department for 22 years. His death is a tremendous loss to our county and state. I will miss his wisdom and humor every day. I pray for comfort to his family during this sad time for us all. Support immediately came from all corners after the news spread. We have been flooded with phone calls, Seay said. Everybody in the countys calling. Everybody in the states calling. A sad day for Union County, said Union County Court Judge Bo Bayer. Union County deputies were grim and tense that afternoon and through the weekend, grappling with the shock of losing their boss of nearly three decades and frienda somber mood the understandable continued into the next week. When asked on Wednesday night, one deputy admitted he wasnt doing well and didnt know what to think. Another repeated a common refrain of others: A sad day, Deputy John Riggs said. The county lost a good friend today. Weve got us a sad, sad, sad situation, said Bill McGill, whos seen it all. He was dropping off a card at the sheriffs office to offer condolences to the family before heading out to town for Christmas with the family. The community really lost a good man, said Ted Barber. Im floored, said Mary Brown, director of the Union County Public Library. Ive known Jerry for a long time. Its going to be difficult for the community. Whitehead was a counselor to many, a sage who was wise beyond his years. Ive been knowing Jerry for a long time, said Ena Peacock who works in the Environmental Department at Bradford Terrace in Starke. I always went to him with my problems. He was a great man. Like many others, Bill Thomas, was eager to ask Whitehead for advice regarding an employeeand to commend his deputies for looking out for him one recent eveningbut never got the chance. David Tompkins, associate minister at First Christian, said he often asked Whitehead for advice when a teenager would come to him to tell his this or that. I really felt comfortable with him, Tompkins said. On a lighter note, added, He definitely had the best chicken-and-rice in the area. Whiteheads signature dish was legendary, and he would make a large batch of it for Tompkins youth fundraisers and many functions throughout the county. He was extremely intelligent, Peterson told his weekly Promise Keepers breakfast group at First Christian. Im saying that from firsthand knowledge. You couldnt pull the wool over his eyes. And Peterson remarked, too, that, He had a strong faith not a lot of people knew about. Jerry loved his church family, his community and the schools. (Whitehead) was a great friend, someone you could always talk to, get advice from on how to handle situations, said Union County Superintendent of Schools Carlton Faulk. He is truly going to be missed. Under Whiteheads leadership, Faulk appreciated how involved the sheriffs office was in the schools, from putting deputies on patrol when school started and ended, to keeping students safe, to being there for football games. The sheriffs office provides a school resource officer, Jason Lepanto, and each year escorts the football players and marching to every away football game. Back in mid-September, State Rep. Charles Van Zant, accompanied Whitehead, Faulk and school board member Alvin Griffis to a meeting with the Florida Department of Transportation after shrinking the school zone, as Whitehead described it, by installing a new school zone sign in front of Lake Butler Elementary School about 100 yards west of where is should be. Worse yet, DOT did not tell the sheriff or the school board. Parents started calling and the DOT engineer in charge of the project refused to budge on moving the sign, claiming the placement was based on DOTs definition of a school zone. Unsurprisingly, Whitehead swung into action, bringing those officials with him and of course got DOT, and that engineer, to reverse course. Union may be the smallest county in the state, but it had a sheriff who was bigger than life. Whiteheads body was brought back to Union County with a deputy escort shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday. It was protected by a round-the-clock honor guard while the body was being embalmed at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. One of those was Sgt. Chuck Johnson with the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. He was good to all of us, Johnson said. Ive known Jerry a long time. Hell be truly missed. Area sheriffs offices provided deputies to support Union County during this difficult time. He was a friend to our sheriffs office, Johnson added. Jerry was always willing to help. Hes been at it a long time, been doing it a long time. Its an honor to be here, to do anything we can. An honor guard stood watch over Whiteheads casket while it sat in the sanctuary of First Christian for both the visitation and memorial service. The family received friends for six-and-a-half hours on Friday night, Dec. 20. At least 1,200 attended the memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 21. Those in attendance included Florida Governor Rick Scott, Congressman Ted Yoho, Bayer and former Union County Court Judge David L. Reiman, Cervone, and hundreds of sheriffs and deputies from across the state and beyond. In a statement from his office, Gov. Scott said, Ann and I are saddened by the passing of Sheriff Whitehead. He was a sheriffs sheriff. Sheriff Whitehead dedicated his life to protecting the families of Union County, and we are grateful for his nearly 30 years of service as sheriff. Our hearts and prayers are with Sheriff Whiteheads family during this difficult time. At noon, a cavalcade of over 120 family members, escorted by police motorcycles and cars, arrived at First Christian Church for a lunch provided by church members. Afterwards, officers formed two rows through which the family walked to the sanctuary for the memorial service, saluting the mourners while bag pipes played in the background. As the service began, Jeffrey Whitehead sang The Old Rugged Cross. Retired Union County Sheriffs Office Deputy Terry Cranford, now a reserve deputy, recounted Whiteheads biography, peppering it with stories that most in attendance could relate to. Then Jerrys sons, Brad Whitehead and Matt Whitehead, from the sheriffs first marriage, to Bobbie Jo Morgan, spoke about their father and mentor. Jerry Whitehead, sheriff, was in many words an example of the best sheriff any county could have, and I know Im biased, Brad said. He is the assistant warden at Florida State Prison. My dad was a man who had big shoes to fill, having followed behind my grandfather, the sheriff for 32 years in this office. But fill those shoes he did, making our entire family prouda true leader and a public servant in his own right, Brad said. Not only because if my grandfathers mentoring, but because of his character, integrity, work ethic and great people skills. My dad was a people person who loved this community. If you didnt know him, you go to know him. Thats just the kind of man he was, Brad added. He wanted to know you, where you were from, who your parents and grandparents were, at which the audience laughed. Brad said he watched his father build his career on the motto, There is no substitute for work. He worked many long nights with deputies searching for criminals, Brad said. Then turned around and spent most of the following day with their families, assisting them in getting their loved ones out of jail, at which the audience laughed again. I watched as my dad comforted and reassured our community, making everyone feel safer because his presence during times of tragedy. Brad recounted the sheriff as saying what others have repeated: All a man has is his word. Brad concluded by saying, Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, and he untimely loss of our father reminds me that we must live our lives, each day, with our priorities in order. Im happy to say that my father had his priorities in order: his faith, his family and his friends. Matt then spoke: It goes without saying that, if you knew him, he was Union County strong. He loved Union County. My dad and I had a challenging relationship, to say the least, he said. In the last few years, he became my tower of strength and somebody who I would really lean on. Im going to miss him. Peterson read Psalm 23 and words from Jesus and the Apostle Paul. After Jeffrey sang In the Garden, Peterson read from Psalm 37 and Psalm 1, that, in my judgment, are especially appropriate today. It was yet another difficult eulogy for Peterson to deliver this year for another great and unexpected loss the community has experienced. Well here we are again, Peterson said. None of us gathered here today are wise enough to understand why. Our hearts are heavy, our spirits are sagging, our minds are filled with questions in which we find no easy answers. Its difficult for any of us to even begin to fathom what this family is going through. Brutal honesty causes us to cry out with you and ask, How much more can one family take? I know that you are saying, in your heart of hearts, This just isnt right. It isnt fair. Its too soon for him to die. Why?! Peterson said that while he couldnt answer many tough questions, he wanted the family to focus on what he does know: that they are loved, deeply, by God and the community, which would stand by them; that Jerry is in Gods care, at home with the Lord, enjoying a reunion with those who have gone before; and that sin and death have been defeated at the cross of Jesus Christ, that death is not the end, theres so much more, for those who trust in Christ. Through the years Ive been amazed at the ability Jerry had to balance a demanding job with being so involved in peoples lives, Peterson said. There is not a person gathered here today, who has not in some way been helped by this man. He knew when to have fun, and he knew when and how to be serious, Peterson said of Whitehead. Jerry had a quiet strength and an ability for leadership that was needed in the job he did so well. He brought to the sheriffs office a quality of professionalism, but he never forgot why he was doing it: And that is, to protect and to serve. He had a servants heart, and he shared that same spirit with those who worked with him. Peterson recounted the last time he spoke to Whitehead, the day he went to the hospital before dying the next day. Whitehead was in bed with an oxygen mask covering his face, and he was crying. I said, Jerry, whats wrong? And through tears he said, I miss Momma. I miss Momma, Peterson said. I dont think Jerry ever really had a chance to work through his grief, after Vivians passing, because about a week later, Jerry was thrust into the investigation of the tragic Pritchett shootings. Whitehead was laid to rest at the familys Whitehead Cemetery, just east of Lake Butler on S.R. 100. The final prayer was capped off by a four helicopter flyover by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, to honor a man who is irreplaceable: the dean of sheriffs, the sheriff of Union County, a leader to many, and a friend to all. Your presence today, Peterson told the standing-roomonly crowd at the beginning of Whiteheads memorial service, is a testament to the stature of the man we honor today. Peterson later added, I dont know anybody who will be more missed in this county than Jerry Whitehead. Peterson concluded by saying, Many of us grew up with our heroes and our legends, borrowing from his eulogy for John Whitehead. Some might think of Jerry as Matt Dillon, of Dodge City. Others might see him as Andy Griffith, or Mayberry. Yes, these are legends that are fictional. But you and I have been privileged to know a legend that was realnot a myth, not fiction, but a real, live hero. John and Vivian Whitehead All a man has is his word.Sheriff Jerry Whitehead

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Robert Brett Parrish, President P.O. Box 537 Lake Butler, FL 32054 (386) 496-0681 Fax: (386) 496-4705 Happy New YearfromBrett & Larae Parrish & Family and Everyone from SHATTOHeating & Air, Inc.595 W. Main St. Lake Butler, FL496-8224 715 E. Main St.496-1104 of Lake Butler 2014 UCT Legals 12/26/13 NOTICE OF EXCHANGE PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Department 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 au thority 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 Meridian, 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 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 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 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 Judgment 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 63-2012-CA-000099 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. LEROY SCOTT A/K/A LEROY L. SCOTT, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursu ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore closure Sale dated 20th day of No vember 2013, entered in Civil Case Number in the Circuit Court for Union, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMER ICA, N.A. the Plaintiff, and LEROY SCOTT A/K/A LEROY L. SCOTT, et al; are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Union Florida, described as: LOT 31, SADDLEBROOK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 32 AND 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA. MFG. SERIAL # FLFLT79AB12229HE21 3643B, HUD CERT # FLA583299 AND FLA583300, MFG. NAME FLEETWOOD HOMES OF FLORIDA, MODEL N/A, DATE OF MFG. 11/11/96, SIZE 66.5 X 23.0. THIS MANUFACTURED HOME IS AN IMPROVEMENT TO THE LAND AND AN IMMOVABLE FIXTURE. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the in Room 103 at the Union County Courthouse, 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 at 11:00 AM. on 23rd day of Jan., 2014. 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 November 20, 2013 Crystal Norman Union County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 emailservice@ffapllc.com Telephone; (727) 446-4826 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 3376237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 12/26 2tchg 1/2-UCT NOTICE Lake Butler Mini Storage has sched uled an auction for Jan. 4, 2014 @ 10 AM, located at 1015 SW 3rd Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054, Hwy 121.   The following units will be foreclosed, Unit # 30 5x5, Unit # 53 10x15, Unit # 62 10x15, Unit # 81 10x20. 12/26 2tchg 1/2-UCT Legals BY TED BARBER Secretary, Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 Pine Hill Lodge No 9, Free and Accepted Masons, sponsored their second    annual Why I Love America Contest and Awards Banquet. The banquet was held at Pine Hill Lodge, on Charlotte Avenue in Brooker, on   Tuesday, Dec. 17. Lodge Secretary Ted Barber thanked Deborah Parmenter, principal of Brooker Elementary School, her staff and the students for their participation. He thanked Lake Butler Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star, for helping with the meal, and welcomed 60 attendees. Barber told the audience that the Why I Love America Contest at BES was an outgrowth of a statewide program that the Grand Lodge of Florida has been sponsoring for many years. He said Pine Hill Lodge adapted this program for the elementary school level where the drawing, rather than the written essay, was most important. BES responded by providing some historic and patriotic instruction to the students from kindergarten through 5th grade. For example, the Pinta, Santa Maria and the Nina, Barber said, are now associated with Christopher Columbus and his desire to bring back to Spain valuable spices. They know about George Washington and his wooden false teeth, his ability to command troops and that he was the first president of the United States. And, they know that Freedom is not free and have an appreciation for our men and women in the armed forces. In short, Barber said the contest has a positive impact. Barber told the audience that he recently learned that William Francis Malphurs was the first Worshipful Master of Pine Hill Lodge No. 9 in 1881. He also served the Grand Lodge of Florida as the Grand Chaplain for seven years. Barber said Pine Hill Lodge is a small county Fraternal Lodge that has a long and rich history over the past 133 years. He said that the Lodge is oriented on educational and charitable endeavors and not religion. The Lodge members enjoy each others company and strive to help each other, the families and the community. He said the Lodge name came from what Brooker had been named in the past: the Pine Hill Settlement. To be a Freemason one has to believe in God and believe in the immortality of the soul and the need for the Holy Bible to guide the actions of its members. Following a pledge of allegiance and the blessing for a fried chicken supper, Barber called Corbin Lane Perry, Stephanie Diane Crews, Gavin Cyrus Cook, Kenneth Michael Outlaw and Ryland Joseph Rike to the stage for their comments on their winning entries. Perry, Crews, and Godwin each took first place in their grade categories and Ryan Wyatt Godwin (not available), Cook and Rike took second place. Barber stated that all the students were winners and that the grading of the event was enjoyable.Pine Hill Lodge holds second annual Why I Love America Banquet CONTEST WINNERS: (L-r) Corbin Perry, Ryland Rike, Gavin Cook, Kenneth Outlaw, and Stephanie Crews.

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Union County Times 5A THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091FAX(904)964-6905www.theofficeshopofstarke.com B ARGAIN B UYS PHONE(904)964-5764 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. Union County High School seniors Austin Dukes and Daquin Buddy Edwards participated in an all-star football game on 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, played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association NorthSouth game this past 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 was also invited to play, but cant do so because of his commitment to the previously mentioned games.6 UCHS players selected for all-star games BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor The 12th Annual Big Red Christmas Drive giveaway on Monday, Dec. 23, at the Lake Butler Community Center meant even less fortunate children in Union County got a Christmasnot only through gifts but also through the gift of giving. Toys lining tables along the wall were handed out to children in need by other children volunteering at the event. Ryon Shaw was there volunteering with his daughter, Summer. She needs to learn theres someone less fortunate than her, he said. The program is for needy families in Union County only, children ages 2-12. It was started 12 years ago in cooperation with the Union County Volunteer Fire Department, named after their engine, Big Red, though the fire dept. participate much anymore, said Mindy Goodwin, a deputy with the Union County Sheriffs Office. Her daughter, Randa, was on hand to help too. (Mindys) always been in that thing pretty big, said Interim Sheriff Garry Seay. In order to qualify, each family 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.Less fortunate UC children get a Christmas TOP LEFT: Children await their turn with parents to keep it from being chaotic inside. TOP RIGHT: (L-r) Brooklyn Barnes, Loni Lilliston, Summer Shaw and Jerri Barnes ABOVE: Quaneshia Edwards, whose little brother is Union County High School football star Daquin Buddy Edwards, and Zorria Corbitt, who said, I love helping the kids.

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 THE OFFICE SHOP130 West Call St. Starke, FL 32091PHONE904-964-5764FAX904-964-5764CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY! CALL OR FAX YOUR ORDER TODAY!BARGAIN BUYS Promote Service Business with a E mail your med-to-hi-resolution digital photo (150dpi+) & ad text to: by 5pm Monday OR bring it to:B radford County Telegraph Union County Times Lake Region Monitor( 904) 964-6305W ell help you design your ad cash/check/credit cards accepted all for only /wk covering Bradford, Union & Clay Counties a in our weekly community giveaway paper: Stand Outfrom the crowd Ee ctrify Y our Business! Reach New Customerswith aClassified P hoto Ad Licensed Bonded Insured A ctual Size Ad Sample Sardis Baptist Church members like Brady Testone, above, rang the bell for The Salvation Army red kettle on Dec. 20, 21 and 24. Monies collected come right back into Bradford and Union counties and is handled through the Suwannee River Economic Council. UCHS students give back to community by way of Christmas trees, gifts and mealsBY KRYSTAL GUNTER Business Teacher, UCHS Students enrolled in the Union County High School Business Academy sponsored a Christmas Tree Contest this year between the four classes: freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The purpose of this contest was to not only provide some competition between the classes at UCHS but to donate the trees to four local less fortunate families. Each class was given the theme of Sugar and spice and everythings nice at Christmas to use to decorate the trees. Classes were also asked to supply four wrapped presents for their family to go with the tree. Trees were decorated throughout last week and judged on Friday, Dec. 13. The freshmen class was the winner of the contest. Juniors were second, seniors third and sophomores fourth. This project turned out to be a huge success and far succeeded our vision. Students chipped in to donate more than four gifts and the trees were beautifully decorated, said Krystal Gunter, business teacher at UCHS. The students went above and beyond and we were able to not only send a tree and four presents, but there was an abundance of gifts including a new bicycle, gift cards for gas and restaurants, canned food, a frozen turkey and many gifts for children. The Union County Sheriffs Office was even able to help with this project by supplying additional gifts for the children. Trees were delivered on Monday, Dec. 16, to the families. It was such a rewarding experience to show up on the doorstep of one of our families and surprise them with a brand new Christmas tree, gifts for his children and food for a Christmas meal, said business student Savannah Woodall. It was such an honor to provide a Christmas blessing to four families, especially 13 children, this year. A special thanks goes to Maria Kish and the Lake Butler Elementary School administration for helping choose the four families. Each one had children enrolled at LBES. This project was a huge success and we look forward to sponsoring it again next year, said Gunter. 1st PLACE: Freshmen Class 2nd PLACE: Junior Class 3rd PLACE: Senior Class 4th PLACE: Sophomore Class

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Tornadoes cant hang onto late 4th-quarter lead in consolation game Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL 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 Local teams struggle in McDonalds-Kiwanis tournament BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer A basket by Caleb Jones put the Bradford High School boys basketball team up by two with less than three minutes to play, but the International School of Broward scored the games final 10 points in defeating the Tornadoes 49-41 and claiming the consolation trophy of the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament on Dec. 21 at Bradford High School. It was another game in which the Tornadoes (3-9) came up just short in going 0-2 in the tournament. They opened with a 45-39 loss to eventual tournament Indians have toruble scoring in 2 30-pluspoint losses BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer The Keystone Heights High School boys basketball team was looking to bounce back from a 63-25 loss to Vero Beach, but P.K. Yonge scored the first 16 points en route to handing the Indians a 43-7 loss on Dec. 21 in the Lake Area McDonaldsKiwanis of Starke tournament at Bradford High School. Keystone (2-9) committed 19 first-half turnovers as the Blue Wave built 30-4 lead. Buck Shobris provided some memorable moments for Keystone, grabbing a couple of defensive rebounds in the first quarter and blocking a shot in the second. His free throw with 1:05 left in the first quarter gave the Indians their only point of the quarter and left them trailing 19-1 heading into the second Tigers bow out of tournament with 2 double-digit losses BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kyle Mosher got the Union County High School boys basketball team off to a quick start, but the Class 4A P.K. Yonge Blue Wave turned a sixpoint first-quarter deficit into an eventual 27-12 halftime lead en route to handing the Tigers a 55-28 loss in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament on Dec. 20 at Bradford High School. Mosher scored six of the games first seven points, getting a basket in transition and scoring twice in the lane as the Tigers (3-8) went up 6-1. A rebound putback by Zach Lee put Union up 8-2. The Blue Wave made it an 8-6 game heading into the second quarter before getting a spark off the bench from Dedrick Vanover. Vanover opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer

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Thurs, 7:15 PG-13Martin Freeman in Lauren DiVico of New Jersey and Cecil J. Litton of Starke announce their engagement. Lauren is the daughter of Mary and Wayne DeVico of New Jersey. She is employed by Meridian Behavioral Health. Cecil is the son of Patricia Lawhorn and Cecil A. Litton of Starke. He is employed by Walmart. The wedding will be held at Fort Castillo de San Marcos in April of 2014. Socials To commemorate the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolutions 28th anniversary on Dec. 4, Keystone Heights city council presented the chapter with a proclamation that Mayor Mary Lou Hildreth read to the chapter members at the Dec. 2 meeting. The proclamation reads: Henceforth and forevermore, Dec. 4 will be recognized by the citizens of Keystone Heights as Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter NSDAR Day. The chapter donated 203 books of general interest to the Bradford County Library, with bookplates commemorating the 28th anniversary. The chapter was honored to present and fly the chapter flag at Wreaths Across America on Dec. 14. The next chapter meeting is Monday, Jan. 6, at IHOP in Starke at 10:30 a.m.   V isitors are welcome. The program topic is Colonial Witches, presented by Janet Messer and her sister, Janice.Local DAR chapter recognized for 28 yearsCatrell Cooney, the daughter of Dimple and Grady Overstreet of Starke, was selected for an opportunity to go through a ninehour training session with Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser fame and become certified to teach Michaels BodyShred class. Cooney, who lives in Cape Canaveral, went through an application/qualification process and was selected to attend a BodyShred training class in October in South Beach at the Miami Convention Center. She described the class as very intense and noted she had to pass a practical test and a written exam to receive certification. BodyShred is a high-intensity, endurance-based, 30-minute workout based upon Micahels 3-2-1 intervals (three minutes of strength, two minutes of cardio and one minute of abs). Cooney said she became more interested in holistic health and fitness prior to taking an aroundthe-world trip with her husband, Michael, and sons Morgan, Zach and Harrison. During that trip, which was chronicled in the Telegraph-Times-Monitor, her passion for both only increased, she said. After returning home, Cooney became a certified health coach and personal trainer, specializing in weight loss and healthy lifestyles. Shes also a licensed Zumba instructor and started the healthy living website www. thewanderingcocount.com. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775, and Nov. 26, 1783, is eligible for membership. Contact Konnie Beauregard for more information at 352-4751865. Cooney takes part in Jillian Michaels BosdyShred training Christmas greetings...from the year 1963With this weeks issue dated Dec. 26but actually hitting the streets on Dec. 24why not take the time to look back 50 years ago to another issue published on Dec. 26? The Dec. 26, 1963, issue of the Bradford County Telegraph certainly had a holiday feel to it as several items related to Christmas, ranging from the volume of mail at the post office to what Christmas is like in prison. The issue also included a story that noted the Yuletide spirit prevailed when Judge Y.A. Yawn handed down a $50 fine instead of jail time for a man who was speeding. We start this look back with a Starke man who was accustomed to donning a red suit and beard as a Santa Helper.Spreading holiday joy, making children happyStarke has a commissioned Santa Claus helper with 20 years experience helping Santa get Christmas messages from all over the world. With ruddy cheeks and proportions to fit, city police dispatcher Tillman McIntosh began his Santa Claus service in 1945 right here. Santa Helper McIntosh has appeared to represent Santa Claus every year since then, including a real big entrance made at Langley AFB in Virginia, where 2,500 kids turned out to greet him. As a badge of merit, he got his own suit in 1954. Those helper outfits can get expensive. A good beard can cost $30, McIntosh said. Helper McIntosh has represented Santa at drive-in theaters, for merchants, for clubs, at churches, for chambers of commerce and even at private parties. Hes also put in special personal appearances. The most heartwarming thing that ever happened to me as Santas Helper was when I went to see a 9-year-old boy who was bedridden with polio. The boys father approached me when I was appearing at a theater and told me about the boy. I made a special trip out to his house. The boy was so happy he cried. It made me feel real good to make a child so happy, Helper McIntosh said. Sometimes, though, things turn out funny, or even embarrassing, for Santas Helper. Like the time I was appearing on radio in Virginia. Over 600 children had come for our showa kiddie show I was doing at that time for radio. There I was in front of all those kids, and my pants fell down. I had springs attached to my pants legs and then attached to my garters so that my pants would spring up and down when I jumped. The springs broke, and down came my pants. All the kids saw Santa attired in dungarees. It brought the house down, Helper McIntosh said. Asked what kind of problems Santa might encounter on his yearly rounds, out came the answer warm to the hearts of Santas Florida representatives. Hot weather is the biggest problem. With a fur suit and a beard, things can get mighty hot, especially inside buildings. That beard can really make you perspire, Helper McIntosh said. Some advice to future Santas HelpersGet in and out as quick as you can. Kids ask too many questions if you stay too long. They want to know if your beard is real, if youre real, and just about anything you can think of. You always have to have an answer. I always tell the kids that Im just Santas Helper. The real Santa Claus comes all over the world on Christmas Eve. Thats his secret as to how he does it. Not even the Helpers know. Why does Helper McIntosh like his job? I like making children happy, he said.Christmas time at state prison pretty much like anywhereThe spirit of Christmas isnt too much different inside a prison than outside, according to Florida State Prison Assistant Superintendent L.E. Dugger. State prison inmates celebrate Christmas almost like anyone else doeswith Christmas trees, presents, a Christmas church program and a family visit. Inmates have a Christmas program each year with carols and the Christ story. This year, on Thursday, Dec. 19, their Christmas program will be held in the prison auditorium. Slides will be shown depicting the story of Christs birth, narrated by inmates with the prison choir singing appropriate carols. One inmate will sing a solo, The Holy City, and the congregation will sing other Christmas hymns. Almost all of the prisoners attend the program. After all, it is their program, Dugger said. The prison at Raiford lights up with trees in different areas decorated by the inmates. Each different section of the prison has a tree, and all the hospital floors have one. There is also a very large tree in the family visiting area. We call it our family tree, Dugger said.

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4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, D ec. 26, 2013 459 West Call St. Starke, FLDr. Talisha Cunningham & Staff904-964-5152Accepting New Patients Thanks to all our Patients and FriendsWishing you and your family a very Bring in the NEW YEARwith us! featuring T HE D OWNTOWN G RILL $5499 $5499Call for advance reservations 301 EAST CALL STREET DOWNTOWN STARKE ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS904.964.9253playing 8:30 pm to 12:30 am Robert Warren Craven, 43, of Starke, Duane McWee, 53, and John Edward McWee, 54, both of Amity, Pa., and Raymond Rodney Sorrells, 46, of Starke were all arrested Dec. 20 at Whiskey River in Starke for disorderly intoxication and disorderly conduct. According to the arrest reports, Whiskey River employees asked Craven and Sorrells to leave the business after they were arguing with the McWees, apparently over college football. The two left, but before the bar could close the tab out for the McWees, Craven and Sorrells returned, and all four began fighting, including swinging bar stools at each other during the physical altercation. When officers arrived, all four were arrested after Duane McWee signed a medical waiver declining further treatment from EMS, which was also called to the scene. t Crime t 4 arrested for The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties:BradfordHector Manuel Aviles, 28, of Hampton was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police for possession of drugs. Tavaris Devaghn Boykin, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 20 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Sherry Kristine Bradley, 28, of Starke was arrested Dec. 21 by Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or UnionBradford deputies for failure to appear. Ross D Brandt, 32, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 21 by Starke police on two outof-county warrants. Eduardo Gonzalez, 23, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 21 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license. Jason Patrick Griffis, 40, of Macclenny was arrested Dec. 16 by Bradford deputies for three charges of possession of drugs and for production of drugs. According to the arrest report and BCSO, Griffis was suspected of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine out of a Starke home from information obtained from the drug unit out of the Baker County Sheriffs Office. With help from the Baker County unit, an undercover operation to purchase meth from Griffis was conducted, then a search/arrest warrant was obtained within several hours of the purchase due to the nature of the hazardous materials he was using in the home. Officers found approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine powder in the home, along with several other chemicals and equipment used in its production. Bond for Griffis was set at $80,000. Michael Leonard Hankerson, 32, of Starke was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police on an out-ofcounty warrant. Charles Lamont Henderson, 36, of Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by Starke police for vehicle theft. According to the arrest report, Henderson was causing a disturbance at a residence when police were called. Before the police arrived, Henderson left in a white Nissan belonging to a relative of the person who called the police about the disturbance. Henderson was located a short time later at his girlfriends home in Starke and was arrested. Elizabeth Holland, 43, of Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Holland confronted an acquaintance in the Walmart parking lot, arguing about an issue between the two. After the victim turned to walk away, Holland came up behind her, and when the victim turned back around, she was shoved in the chest, causing her to go airborne and land on her back, hitting her head on the pavement. The victim was transported by EMS to Shands Starke, and Holland was arrested after police confirmed what happened by witness accounts and video from Walmart. Bond was set at $10,000 for Holland. Martius Develle Holland, 31, of Macclenny was arrested Dec. 21 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. Lisa Marie Lutz, 52, of Starke was arrested Dec. 22 by Starke police for child neglect. According to the arrest report, Lutz was at the Subway in Starke with her 6-year-old grandson when she passed out several times in her food. The grandchild asked the Subway employee to call his mom and help wake up his grandmother. When Lutz awakened, she went outside with the grandchild, got into her vehicle and passed out again. The Subway employee called the police, and when they arrived, the vehicle was running, but Lutz was still passed out. Lutz said she had taken medication at home and hadnt been drinking, but could not complete field sobriety exercises conducted by the officer. The officer found the grandson in the back seat without a seat belt on, and sweating from the heat in the vehicle. A relative picked up the child, while Lutz was transported to jail. Scott Alan Maas, 49, of Starke was arrested Dec. 22 by Starke police for simple assault and for trespassing. According to the arrest report, Maas had been at a local bar earlier in the evening, was dropped off on Edwards Road, then walked to an acquaintances home on Myrtle Street in Starke. He entered the home and threatened a child with physical violence. Police were called, and Maas was arrested and transported to jail, with bond set at $5,000. Christopher Lee Malone, 26, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 17 by Bradford deputies on two outof-county warrants. Curtis Quintin Matuse, 19, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police for possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Jonathan Mark Neville, 37, of Starke was arrested Dec. 18 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Neville and a roommate were arguing, and Neville raised a stun gun to the victims face and turned it on. Neville stated that the victim had become aggressive during the argument and that he was afraid he would be attacked, so he used the stun gun. Several other roommates that were present told the police officer that the victim never made any aggressive moves toward Neville. The officer arrested Neville for battery. Alvin Chadwick Padgett, 42, of Jacksonville was arrested Dec. 22 by Starke police on an out-of-county warrant. Dawn Michelle Prescott, 25, of Gainesville was arrested Dec. 20 by Bradford deputies for battery. Joseph Allen Robbins, 31, of Starke was arrested Dec. 19 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Krystal Lashawn Troutman, 29, of Starke was arrested Dec. 21 by Starke police for disturbing the peace. Jeremy Quinton West, 34, of Starke was arrested Dec. 17 by Bradford deputies for trespassing and two charges of criminal mischief-property damage.Keystone/MelroseJoe Cirerol, 28, of Lawtey was arrested Dec. 18 by Clay deputies for non-support. Curtis Miller, 43, of Keystone Heights was arrested Dec. 21 by Orange Park police for DUI.UnionAustin Donnie Thomas, 19, was arrested Dec. 17 by Union deputies for possession of mari juana. Robert Donald Fowler, 49, of Nicholls, Ga., was arrested Dec. 19 by Union deputies for driving under the influence. Chad Michael Bennett, 23, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 22 by Union deputies for pos session of marijuana and driving under the influence. Jamaal Lamar Edwards, 20, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 22 by Union deputies for possession of marijuana. James Barney Dowdy, 49, of Lake Butler was arrested Dec. 20 by Union deputies for bat tery and disorderly intoxication. According to the arrest report, Dowdy walked up to a vehicle parked in Sprinkle Field in Lake Butler, reached in through the passenger side and grabbed the victim and started kissing her on neck. The victim told him to stop, and as she was pushing him away, he bit her on the neck. When the officer confronted Dowdy at his residence, he had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and was arrested for the battery and disorderly intoxica tion for his actions at the public place of Sprinkle Field. KEYSTONE AIRPARK AUTHORON THE 1st   Legals

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B Special Discounts & Rebateson Select Products The Outdoor Power Super Store No One Beats Our Prices Happy New Year! From Your Family Ford Dealer Featuring A Complete Service Department with Certified Mechanics to Service Your Vehicle! The weather has been mild this winter, but a few cool fronts have made their way through north Florida. Robins, gold finches and cedar waxwings have not yet invaded our backyards as they typically do at this time of the year. There have also been few reports of spawning crappie in our area lakes.   T.C. Lloyd indicates that he expects the crappie will probably bed during the January full moon in many lakes. Joey Tyson reports that he continues to sell Missouri minnows to crappie fishermen in the Keystone area, primarily to Santa Fe Lake fishermen. Cody Douglas, from Lake Butler, tries to spend time fishing and hunting; however, this year he has sacrificed some of his crappie fishing for duck hunting. He primarily uses Rowell, Palestine and a few small ponds for the sport.   He says that the Fins, Fur & Tails small ponds are easier to build blinds on than the larger lakes. He reports that the flight speeds of the birds present a good hunting challenge. Inland waters on the east coast are producing their share of speckled trout, whiting, blues and smaller black drum.   Sheepshead, especially, have been plentiful around the rocks and pilings, according to Jim Sutton in St. Augustine. Captain Randy Harris indicates that trout and reds are available on the west coast near Steinhatchee. The inconsistent weather, however, will probably keep them moving from the shallows to deeper holes and back again. ( Dale Boyette and Lil NutDale Boyette has always enjoyed bow hunting, especially prior to gun season each year when game is more visible and less vigilant.   Despite the fact he primarily hunted his own property in central Georgia, outdoors outlookhe networked a lot with local hunters and seemed to always be assisting them with their archery equipment In 1999, he opened a cabinet shop at 150 Commercial Circle in Keystone Heights. Through the years, his archery skills continued to be in demand until 2011, when he decided to open his own archery shop in front of his cabinet business in Keystone. Motivated by a nickname acquired by his youngest son, the archery shop is known as Lil Nut Archery. In 2013, after the opening of the Keystone Shop, Boyette opened another similarbut larger archery shop in Middleburg. His son-in-law, Tyler Mills, runs that shop. Boyette is quick to point out that his shop is the only archery shop providing professional service such as stringing, sighting and other modifications from Jacksonville to Daytona on the east coast. He does carry a good inventory of new and used bows, but he always emphasizes the services provided by his shops. Bow hunting has a specific period prior to gun season in which only bows can be used.   After gun season opens, bow hunting slows considerably. However, bow fishing replaces some of that lost interest, especially in central and northern Florida, where spring runs are common. When the larger Florida water bodies cool, the warm-natured tilapia crowd into the spring runs, and as an invasive species, they can be legally hunted with bows and arrows rigged with a fishing reel.   Boyette provides the necessary bow fishing modifications and rigs at both of his shops.   So if any of you bow hunters are interested in the stores inventories, accessories or services, stop by and talk bow hunting.   Bob Tebow speaks at Crosshorn banquetTim Tebows father, Bob, was the guest speaker before a full house at the Starke Country Club banquet room at the Crosshorn Ministries Christmas banquet on Dec. 19. He tied the outdoors mission of Crosshorn Ministries into the Biblical challenge of making fishers of men. The feature presentation was followed by Christmas carols, making a full evening of seasonal devotion. Tight lines, safe hunting, merry Christmas and happy holidays.    Outdoors calendar Jan. 1, deer season ends in north Georgia; Jan. 12, second phase of Floridas dove season ends; 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. On Christmas Eve, each prisoner is given a gift box containing five packs of cigarettes, handkerchief, nuts, apples and oranges. The reason we give prisoners a present is so that everyone will receive something. Some prisonersin fact the majority receive presents from home that are mailed to them, but we dont anyone to be left out, Dugger said. On Christmas day, an inmates immediate family can visit him at the prison from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The family can bring a picnic lunch and eat with the inmate. Mothers, fathers, wives, children, brothers and sisters are welcome. An average of 400 to 500 people visit the prison on Christmas. Prisoners can also select presents to give to others from the handcraft shop or they can make presents for their friends and family. A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings is served in the afternoon. Dinner this year starts off with tomato juice cocktail and a relish tray, plus a fresh fruit dish. Turkey with giblet gravy, garnished with cranberry sauce, is the main dish, accompanied by bread dressing, snowflake potatoes, buttered English peas, creamed corn, hot cross buns and whipped butter. Dessert features pumpkin pie and hot coffee. Sports have a field day o Christmas at the prison. Twenty matches are scheduled for the 25th. They include basketball, volleyball and boxing. There are 2,800 inmates to celebrate Christmas at Raiford this year. Does Santa Claus visit the prison? No, says Dugger. Our boys are a little too old for that.Christmas volume at post office running below par so farStarke residents are slow in mailing packages and Christmas cards this year as compared to the last holiday season, Assistant Postmaster Blake Jackson said yesterday. Last year, people seemed to be mailing packages and cards Continued from 3B much earlier, Jackson said. The parcel count for Starkes post office from Dec. 1 until now is 2,397 packages against 3,744 packages received in the same period last year. Jackson said this could indicate better shopping facilities here with more persons trading at home rather than ordering gifts. Another indication that the Christmas mailing rush has not hit full force yet is mail handling man hours that post office workers have put in here. So far, 862 man hours have been spent handling Christmas mail and regular mail since Dec. 1. Last year at this time, 1,025 hours had been spent by postal workers. The canceling machine readings, showing how many first-class stamps have been canceled, is about the same as last year. Around 67,000 firstclass letters have been sent through the post office. We do expect more firstclass letters this year than last, however. A lot of businesses are using postage meters. These stamps wont be canceled at the office here, Jackson said. Jackson also urges the use of ZIP code numbers. He said the post office has a complete list and that anyone could obtain a number by calling the post office. ZIP numbers are a big help to us. Everyone should include them in address books for next year and write his own ZIP number on return addresses. Packages and letters with ZIP numbers are distributed faster, he said. The post office also urges use of 5-cent Christmas tree stamps. Jackson said, When a card goes first class, we can forward it. It will receive preferred handling and if the senders return address is on it, it will come back.Christmas lights change with signalsKeystone Heights is playing it safe with Christmas lights used for decorations around the intersection traffic light between Highway 100 and Highway 21. When the traffic light is red, the lights are red on that side. When the traffic light turns green, the Christmas lights also turn green. Councilman Gene Williams got the idea and carried it through. He said that too many colored lights, strung around traffic lights, created a traffic hazard and suggested using the red-red, green-green system, which he had observed in another town.Big Dad employees are entertained at country clubEmployees of Big Dad Manufacturing Co. were guests at the annual Christmas dinner given by the company at 1 p.m. last Thursday at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The dinner, featuring turkey and baked ham, was served buffet style. Christmas carols were sung, after which the employees returned to the plant for their gifts. D.S. Siceloff, president of the company, was here from Lexington, N.C., for this occasion.Slade Gas Co. Christmas partyThe Slade Gas Co. of Starke held its Christmas party Saturday night at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Sawyer. The dinner guests were seated at three large tables decorated with red and white flower arrangements and red candles. During the evening, party games were led by Mrs. A. Russell Norman. The employees bonuses were given, and gifts were exchanged.

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 Funeral with Burial20 Ga. Metal Casket (4 colors) Vault, Open & Closing Grave, Graveside or Chapel Service with one night visitation.............$5,595Funeral with Cremation(Rental Casket with Visitation prior to Services).................................$2,895Direct Cremation with Memorial ServiceServices held at Archer Memorial Chapel............................................$1,895Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 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 Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) Happy New YeartoEveryone! NORTH FLORIDAEquipments Rentals, LLC 9080 South CR-231 Lake Butler, FL386-496-2121We truly appreciate your business! d Obituaries d Hiram ChappellSTARKE Hiram Junior Chappell, age 69, of Starke, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 18, 2013 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born in Santa Rosa County, on Sept. 26, 1944 to the late Ernest Hiram Chappell and Hester Mayo-Chappell. Hiram was a 1962 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, and relocated to Starke in 1976, where he and his family have been an active part of the community ever since. For over a dozen years, Hiram was a mentor who helped to mold many young men through his coaching of various levels of baseball and softball. Hiram was a member of Local 597 and retired as President of 5-Star Construction. He was a member of Madison Street Baptist Church and in his spare time enjoyed woodworking. Hiram is preceded in death by his sister, Louise Scott and brother, Harry Padgett. Hiram is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Vivian Chappell of Starke; his children, Lorrie (Gerald) Chappell, Michael (Lilly) Chappell, and Cory (Megan) Chappell all of Starke; his sisters, Ernestine Edgeworth of Effingham, S.C., Betty Warren of Starke, and Christine (Bill) Barrett of Lexington, S.C.; six grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held on Dec. 21 at Madison Street Baptist Church with Brother Charles Warren, Brother Harry Hatcher, Jr., and Brother Chub Johnson officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archie Tanner Funeral Services, Starke. 904-964-5757. Visit archietannerfuneralservices.com to sign the familys guest book.PAID OBITUARY   Thomas Larkin IIRAIFORDThomas A. Tommy Larkin II, 64, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in the ET York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He was born Jan. 1, 1949 in Gainesville to Nancy Christ Larkin and Thomas Allen Larkin, and was the second of five children. Tommy graduated from Bishop Kenney High School in Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Navy and the Merchant Marine. He was a long-time employee of PRIDE and the Florida Department of Corrections. Tommy was a resident of Raiford, and is survived by: his three children, Dawn Larkin Delwiche of San Francisco, Nicole Larkin and Erika Larkin Hyzer of Raiford; five grandchildren; and four siblings. Per his wishes, no services will be held. Donations in Tommys memory may be made to: ET York Hospice Center 4200 N.W. 90th Boulevard Gainesville, Florida 32606PAID OBITUARYVita QuiettSTARKEVita Juanita Quiett, 73, of Starke died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in Jacksonville. She was born on Nov. 14, 1940 in Pisgah, Ala. to the late Jack and Dorothy (Culpepper) Robertson and moved to Starke 21 years ago. She retired from the Clay County School Board as a cook in 2000. Preceding her in death was her husband of 44 years Walter J. Quiett, Sr., and her brother Parks Robertson. She is survived by: children, Renee (Jeff) DeAngelo of Jacksonville; Walter (Tiffanie) Quiett, Jr. of Orange Park, Walter Daniel Quiett of Melrose, Darlene (Vernon) Turner, Darrell (Linda) Quiett, Philip (Yvonne) Quiett all of Middleburg, Tommy (Ann) Quiett of Jacksonville; sisters, Marie Hartman and Jackie Lawson both of Tennessee and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were on Dec. 23, in the Dewitt C. Jones Chapel of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home with Brother B.B. Barwick officiating. Interment followed in Crosby Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Herman RussellSTARKEHerman Russell, 88, of Starke died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 in Shands at the University of Florida following an extended illness. He was born in Michigan on April 18, 1925. He attended Bethel Baptist Church, and was a retired owner/operator of an automobile body shop. He is survived by his close friend, Travis Wynn of Starke. Memorial services have not been scheduled. Arrangements are by JonesGallagher Funeral Home of Starke. Cedric SmithLAKE BUTLER Cedric Conway Smith, 29, of Lake Butler died at his home Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. He was born in Gainesville, living all of his life in Lake Butler.   He graduated from Union County High School in 2003 and enjoyed the F.FA. He was a member of the Lake Butler Church of God. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Henton and Edna Smith He is survived by his wife of eight years, Crystal Berles Smith; daughter, Daina Smith; son, Branden Smith; mother, Sharon Presley; father and step mother, Tim and Judy Smith; brothers, Christopher (Pauline) Smith and Timothy Smith, Jr; and maternal grandparents, and Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Presley Funeral services were held Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Lake Butler Church of God, with Rev. Lemuel Lane officiating.   Burial followed in Old Providence Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler.Sheriff Gerald Whitehead LAKE BUTLER   Sheriff Gerald Jerry Whitehead of Lake Butler, passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 after a brief illness.   He will always be remembered for his servants attitude and helping others.   H e was currently serving as the Dean of Sheriffs, as the longest serving Sheriff in the State of Florida.   He was elected Sheriff of Union County in 1984 and served from 1985 until his death.   H e followed in his fathers John H. Whitehead long legacy as a law enforcement officer and Sheriff.   He graduated Union County High School and attended Lake City Community College.   He also completed Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Institute and received numerous law enforcement training and certifications throughout his career.   He was also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.   He is survived by: his wife, We the family of our beloved   Charlil McCastle, would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for   all of your kind acts, words of comfort, prayers and sympathy during this most   difficult time in our lives. We would like to especially thank Mr. Doyle   Archer, Mr. Allen, and Deana and all at Archer Funeral Home for their excellency.   Thank you to True Vine Outreach   Ministries, all of the clergy and all of Union,   Bradford and surrounding communities. And thank you to Mr. Mike Ripplinger and everyone   at Union County High School. Thank you all and   God bless you all. With love, Charlil McCastle and   the McCastle Family Card of Thanks In memory of the love of my life the love that we shared will always feel right I loved you then and I love you now I thank God Almighty you chose me as your wife I dont know what tomorrow will bring but I do know that my life will never be the same We love you, Eugene Bristow Mary and Family In Loving Memory STARKE904.964.6200Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home KEYSTONE HEIGHTS352.473.3176From Us To You Best Wishes Happy New Year 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 Tammy; six children, Matt (Michelle), Brad (Jennifer), Chelsea, Jake, Jack Henry, and Presley Vivian; one brother, John Henry (Brenda); one sister, Cynthia Sis Whitehead; and four grandchildren.   He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Vivian Whitehead.   He was surrounded throughout life by many close family and friends.   He was a lifelong Union County native and gave his life and service to those in Union County. Sheriff Whitehead received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, the Paul Harris Fellow Award for his dedication and leadership to Rotary, the Shining Star Award from Florida Education Foundation.   He served the Florida Sheriffs Association as Secretary 1987-88; Treasurer, 1989; Vice President, 1990; and President 1991, as well as a member of the board of directors for many years.   He was very active in the Lake Butler Rotary Club and served as President from 1989-1990.   H e was currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund since 2002 and the Board of Directors of the Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program since 2002, as well as the Florida Sheriffs Multiple Employer Trust.   He was a longtime supporter of the Florida Department of Corrections.   He was also a member of the Lake Butler Masonic Lodge.   He was a strong supporter of the Union County schools system.   He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Lake Butler. Funeral services were held Dec. 21, at the First Christian Church of Lake Butler with Bro. Art Peterson officiating.   Burial was in Whitehead Cemetery.   Under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.   In Lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, Florida 32064. Please sign guestbook at archerfuneralhome. comPAID OBITUARYGary WhiteneckKEYSTONE HEIGHTSGary A. Whiteneck, 54, of Keystone Heights died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at the VA hospital.   He was born in Lawrence, Mass. on July 18, 1959 to the late Norman and Nancy Whiteneck.   He served in the United States Army.   He is survived by: his wife of 28 years, Barbara Whiteneck; children, Crystal Belt, Joshua Whiteneck, and Keri Whiteneck; four brothers; and three grandchildren.   Memorial services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church of Melrose on Jan. 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Father John officiating.   Arrangements are under the care of Moring Funeral Home, Melrose. d Obituaries d

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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 LAKE BUTLERSW 6th Ave(386)496-3079fromThe Jackson Family & StaffSTARKEUS 301 South(386)496-3079Happy New Year Dear Friends! e at Jackson Building Supply count it a blessing that our relationship has grown and flourished with the passage of time as we joyfully celebrate our 58th Christmas season and welcome in a new year with you t this time of year we need to slow down and remember what is important to us. We need to remember how wonderful our family and friends are but most of allThe Greatest Joy in All the World is Knowing Jesus Christ, Gods Gift to All Who Will Receive Him.He is the reason we celebrate. Our Starke & Lake Butler locations will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st. Both stores will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd at 7:30am Were your neighborhood store 2014 In the pages of history there was a time, The joy-bells in Heaven did ring out a chime They tell of the One that came to earth, The only one born of a virgin birth. He came to earth His life to give, He came to earth that we might live. Thank you Lord for your wonderful GIFT By Henry Hodges Lawtey, FLHis Gift 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 BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Englewood did its best to give Vero Beach a battle, but in the end, the Class 8A Indians pulled away for a 67-47 win in the championship game of the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke basketball tournament on Dec. 21 at Bradford High School. Vero Beach went 3-0 in the tournament, winning by an average margin of 21 points. The Indians, who opened the tournament with a 63-25 win over Keystone Heights, did get a scare on the second day of the tournament from the International School of Broward, which pulled to within five points in the fourth quarter after trailing by 20-plus points. Vero Beach, though, held the Class 3A Pumas off for a 49-45 win to advance to the championship game. A basket and free throw by tournament MVP Brannon Shaw helped the Indians build an 18-9 second-quarter lead over Englewood in the championship game. Vero Beach then increased that 24-14 with the help of a jumper and free throw by David Marine. All-tournament team selection Vero Beach is tops in McDonalds-Kiwanis tournamentDrushaun McLaurn scored five points late in the quarter, with his turn-around jumper in the lane bringing Englewood to within 24-21. Englewoods Gary Grant would tie the score at 29-all early in the third quarter, but Vero Beach closed out the quarter by outscoring the Rams 16-6. Vontravious Richardson, an all-tournament selection, scored five points during that span, while Brenton Wade made the last basket of the quartera 3-pointer that sent Vero Beach into the fourth up 45-35. Richardson scored two baskets early in the fourth as the Indians continued to pull away. Joining Richardson, Shaw and McLaurn on the all-tournament team were Bradfords Keaaris Ardley and the International School of Browards Nate Johnson. quarter. Shobris made another free throw at the 4:09 mark of the second quarter to make it a 23-2 game. The Indians just couldnt get a basket in the few offensive opportunities they had. Finally, C.J. Rogers, who had a couple of steals and a block in the second quarter, knocked down a baseline jumper with eight seconds left in the first half. It would be the only field goal of the game for the Indians. Keystones first game in the tournament was another struggle. Eventual tournament champion Vero Beacha Class 8A Final Four team two seasons agooutscored the Indians 34-6 in the first half en route to a 6325 win on Dec. 19. The Indians did score 15 points in the fourth quarter after being held to 10 the rest of the game. Rogers drove the baseline for one basket, while later hitting a 3-pointer. Shobris was able to get a score in the paint off of an assist by Brandon Nicholas. Shobrish and Rogers finished with eight and seven points, respectively. Brannon Shaw, who would go on to win tournament MVP honors, led Vero Beach with 23 points. Keystone will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when they host P.K. Yonge at 7 p.m. in a game that counts toward the District 5-4A standings. The Indians then host district opponent Santa Fe on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. before traveling to play district opponent Interlachen on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 13, Keystone hosts Crescent City at 7 p.m.Continued from 1B before scoring on a drive to the basket following Unions second turnover of the quarter. Mosher made a jump shot as he was falling to the court to pull the Tigers to within 11-10, but Vanover answered with the first of two consecutive 3-pointers for P.K. Yonge. The Blue Wave closed the half with a 16-2 run. Geordyn Green had a couple of nice plays late in the third quarter for the Tigers, scoring on a drive to the basket and then setting up another eventual score by Princeton Alexander following a steal. P.K. Yonge, despite those two baskets, led 38-21. Mosher led the Tigers with nine points, while Alexander finished with seven. Green and Lee each had four. Vanover and Stephen Brown led the Blue Wave with 12 and 11 points, respectively, while Anthony Andrews added eight points.Tigers open with loss to tournament runner-upDespite getting 11 points each from Green and Mosher, the Tigers never led in their first game of the tournament, losing 53-39 to eventual runner-up Englewood on Dec. 19. Union found itself trailing by nine points in the second quarter to the Class 6A Rams, but then put together a 6-0 run that started with Larry Collins scoring after his own steal. Mosher then grabbed defensive rebounds on Englewoods next two trips down Continued from 1B the floor and scored following both. Moshers second basket was set up by a nice pass from Alexander that made the score 16-13. That was as close as the Tigers would get, though a 3-pointer by Dairon Alexander helped Union stay within five at the half. Englewood scored the first three baskets of the second half, so by the time Princeton Alexander drained a 3-pointer, the Tigers still trailed by 10. Alexander made two 3-pointers in the second half and finished with eight points. Union will host District 7-1A opponent Dixie County on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and travel to play district opponent Newberry on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Starke to play Bradford on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Union travels to play district opponent Chiefland at 7:30 p.m. runner-up Englewood. Two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter by Jones and another by Joquez Ivey helped Bradford stay close before Jones knocked down a jump shot following a Broward turnover to tie the score at 39-all with approximately three minutes remaining. A steal by Keaaris Ardley led to another basket by Jones, giving Bradford just its second lead at 41-39. Bradford would go on to miss its final five shot attempts, while Broward went 7-of-9 from the foul line in the final two minutes. Nate Johnson also made a 3-pointer down the stretch to help the Pumas cause. Johnson, who finished with 18 points and was named to the all-tournament team, had five points in the first quarter, while teammate Tachaka Ray made three 3-pointers to help the Pumas go up 15-6. Kenny Dinkins made Bradfords second field goal of the game at the 7:17 mark of the second quarter and had five points in the quarter as the Tornadoes cut into the lead and trailed 20-16 at the half. Bradford missed its first five field-goal attempts of the third quarter, but two free throws and a jumper by Jones helped the Tornadoes pull to within 22-20 before Ardley tied the game with a basket following his own steal. A 3-pointer by Jones gave Bradford a 25-24 lead, but Browards Johnson answered with a trey of his own. Jones, who made four 3-pointers overall, led all scorers with 20 points, while Ardley and Dinkins finished with eight and six, respectively. Ardley was named to the all-tournament team, joining Browards Johnson, Englewoods Drushaun McLaurn and Vero Beachs Vontravious Richardson and Brannon Shaw (MVP).3rd-quarter struggles hurt BHS against RamsBradford scored just three points in the third quarter as Class 6A Englewood turned a two-point deficit into a ninepoint lead and eventual 45-39 win over the Tornadoes on Dec. 20 in the Lake Area McDonaldsKiwanis of Starke tournament. A 3-pointer by Dinkins to start the third quarter provided the Tornadoes with their only points Continued from 1B of the quarter. Englewoods McLaurn and Tavon King combined to score 10 points to help send the Rams into the fourth quarter with a 30-21 lead. Ardley scored five points during a 9-2 run to open the fourth. His two free throws made it a 32-27 game. The Rams failed to score on the other end of the floor, despite grabbing three offensive boards. Ardley was able to corral a loose ball and take it the distance, driving to the basket for a score and picking up a foul. He made the ensuing free throw to pull Bradford to within 32-30. Englewood increased its lead to seven, but another driving score and free throw by Ardley made the score 39-35 with approximately two minutes to play. A steal and successive layup by Ardley made the score 41-37 with one minute left. The Rams, though, made four straight free throws to help hold off the surging Tornadoes. Ardley scored 10 points in the final quarter and finished with a team-high 12. Ivey scored eight points in the first half and finished with 10, while Dinkins and Jones each scored eight. Bradford returns to action Saturday, Jan. 4, in a home game against District 5-4A opponent Santa Fe at 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Tornadoes host district opponent Fort White at 7:30 p.m.

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See dealer for details. **Art for illustration purposes only, prior sale subject to early deadlines. Cory Hedding scored five goals for the Keystone Heights High School boys soccer team in 6-0 and 7-0 District 5-2A wins over Santa Fe and Interlachen, respectively. Hedding, who has 30 goals on the season, had two goals off of assists from Juan Grimaldo and Zac Hawkins in the Dec. 17 win over visiting Santa Fe. Zac Holman assisted on goals by Grimaldo and Dylan Beard, while Shaw Fuller assisted on Indians get 2 district shutouts in soccerUnbeaten District 5-2A leader Santa Fe swept the season series against the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team, but the Indians bounced back with a win over district opponent Interlachen. The Indians (14-6, 13-3) hosted Santa Fe on Dec. 17, losing 2-0. The Raiders scored a goal in the 11th minute and added another in the final eight minutes. Keystone was able to find the net in its next outinga 3-0 win over visiting Interlachen on Dec. KH girls fall to Raiders again, 20. Hanna Crane scored two goals off of Raychel Trimble assists. Trimble scored the first goal of the match in the ninth minute, with Julia Osteen getting the assist. Keystone will travel to play Palatka on Saturday, Jan. 4, at noon. The Indians will then host St. Francis on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. Prior to playing in the Lake Area McDonalds-Kiwanis of Starke tournament (see related story), the Union County High School boys basketball team defeated visiting Newberry 5956 on Dec. 17 to even its District 7-1A mark at 2-2. Kyle Mosher led the Tigers with 17 points, nine of which came on 3-pointers. Austin Dukes and Princeton Alexander had 14 and 10 points, respectively, with Alexander hitting two 3-pointers. Daquin Edwards and Daryl Watkins added six and five points, respectively, while Geordyn Green and Parker Hodgson had four and three, respectively. Edwards grabbed seven rebounds, while Green had four assists. district mark Prospective students must pass a series of tests at the BradfordUnion Technical Center in order to receive the 2014 day practical nursing application. All entrance tests must be taken at the technical center and passed by April 10, 2014. The application deadline is May 2. Applicants and alternates will be selected using a 100-point scoring criteria and notified by Tech. center nursing applicants must pass testsMay 12. Selected students start class in August. Classes are held Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Students are expected to have transportation to and from clinical sites. Clinicals may be held at any or all of the following sites (other sites may be added as deemed appropriate): Bradford County Health Department, Bradford Terrace Nursing Home, Lake Butler Hospital, Northeast Florida State Hospital (Macclenny), Shands Regional Medical Center, various local physicians and Windsor Manor Nursing Home. Visit www.butc.edu to download complete details about the LPN Program. Keyambre Cobb made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, but the Union County High School girls basketball team remained winless in District 7-1A, losing 50-38 to visiting Newberry on Dec. 17. Qushawn Smith and Nancy Slocum scored eight and four points, respectively, with Slocum grabbing 11 rebounds. Michelle Johnson, Janisha Jones and Madison McClellan each scored two points. The Tigers (1-7) fell to 0-4 in District 7, also losing to district opponents Dixie County (47-37 on Dec. 5), Chiefland (48-34 on Dec. 10) and Williston (62-33 on Dec. 13). In the closest of all of their district gamesthe Dec. 10 home game against Chiefland the Tigers got eight and seven points from Cobb and Smith, respectively. Cobb had four assists, while Smith had nine rebounds. Jones and Slocum each added six points against Chiefland, with Johnson and McClellan scoring four and two points, respectively. Union will host Dixie County on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. before traveling to play Newberry on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 10, the Tigers host Columbia County at 6 p.m. before traveling to play Baldwin on Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m.Union girls still seeking 1st district winNyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp scored 33 and 28 points, respectively, as the Bradford High School girls basketball team defeated Nease 78-66 on Dec. 19 in Ponte Vedra. Danique Hudson and Keshanna Ardley added seven and five points, respectively, for the Tornadoes (9-5). Faith Anderson and Meghan Woods each scored two points, while Mackenzie Gault had one point. Prior to playing Nease, Bradford hosted Gainesville on Dec. 17, losing 55-44. Davis and Kemp scored 22 and 13 points, respectively, while Woods had six points. Hudson added three points. Bradford will host District 5-4A opponent Fort White on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. before hosting district opponent Keystone Heights on Friday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Tornadoes will play in the Corey Blue Invitational at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville before returning home to play district opponent Interlachen on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. 61 points in BHS girls wina goal by Wyatt Graziano. Eric Wood also scored on a penalty kick. On Dec. 20, Hedding recorded the hat trick over visiting Interlachen, scoring three goals off of assists by Grimaldo, Nacho Grimaldo and Zac Fairbanks. Holman scored two goals, one of which received an assist from Juan Grimaldo. Grimaldo also scored on a goal assisted by Fairbanks. Wood successfully converted on a penalty kick for the second straight match. Keystone (15-1-1, 12-0) travels to play Palatka on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. The Indians then host district opponent P.K. Yonge on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m.

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