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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 101 st Year 39th Issue 75 CENTS Weve moved! Union County Times office in new Roberts Insurance location, one block westThe Union County Times continues to share an office with Roberts Insurance, which recently made the move to 25 East Main Street in Lake Butler, just one block west, when Roberts Insurance took over the offices of Maines Insurance. After 41 years in business, Harriett Maines is retiring as an insurance agent, but maintaining her real estate business. She recently sold her agency to Roberts Insurance, which moved into her offices on Jan. 15. The Roberts Insurance office is open during normal business hours every weekday. The Times office is open every weekday except all day Wednesday and Thursday through lunch and of course anytime the editor is out pursuing a story. As always, you can still reach us at 386-496-2261 or uctimes@windstream.net The weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. 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 etc. B-U Technical Center is proud owner of two new trucksThe Bradford-Union Technical Center celebrated the gift of two trucks to its commercial vehicle driving program with a reception featuring school personnel, community leaders and Congressman Ted Yoho on Jan. 17. Robert Lyons (above) one of tech centers commercial vehicle driving instructors, looks on as somebody checks out the inside of one of the new trucks. (Full story, 1B.)LBMS baseball car wash, Jan. 25The Lake Butler Middle School baseball team is having a car wash to raise money on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at Spires IGA.Girls softball signups every Saturday in Jan.The Union County girls softball signups happen at the O.J. Phillips Sports Complex every Saturday in Jan. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 6-16. Registration fee is $75. Bring copy of birth certificate. For questions, call Tommy Mobley at 904-796-2039. Ann Scott visits LBESFirst lady reads to students as part of literacy tourBrad Whitehead appointed sheriff37-year-old is the third generation in family to hold the office BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Jan. 15, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Brad Whitehead as the new sheriff of Union County till an election can be held on November 4. Scott stated in his press release, I am confident that Brad Whitehead will be a great sheriff. His experience in law enforcement has prepared him to serve the families of Union County. By the governors appointment, Major Garry Seay had served as interim sheriff since Dec. 18 after Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passed away suddenly at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest after a brief illness. It is a great honor to work for three generations of the Whitehead family with the Union County Sheriffs Office, Seay said. I back and support Sheriff Brad Whitehead 100 percent and look forward to continuing serving the sheriffs office. Brad is Jerrys second oldest son, after Matt, through his first marriage to Bobbie Jo Morgan (now married to Ken). The 37-year-old becomes the third generation of the Whitehead family to hold the seat of sheriff of Union County. His grandfather and Jerrys father, John, passed away on Feb. 9, 2007, and served as sheriff from 1953 until Jerry took office in 1985. Jerry was the longest serving sheriff in Florida at the time of his death. To many, he was Sheriff Whitehead, but to me and my siblings, he was dad, and our hero, Brad said at Jerrys memorial service. My dad was a people person who loved his community, which he served for 29 years as sheriff. And he loved his family and friends. If you didnt know him, you got to know him. Thats just the kind of man he was. The new sheriff has worked as assistant warden for the Florida Department of Corrections since 2009, most recently at Florida State Prison in Raiford. He previously served as senior prison inspector within the Office of Inspector General from 2005 to 2009. From 2003 to 2005 he worked as correctional services administrator. From 1998 to 2003 he worked as a law enforcement investigator for the State Fire Marshals Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations. He received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Florida State University. Brad was sworn in at the Union County Courthouse on Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. At the beginning of the ceremony, Art Peterson, minister of First Christian Church of Lake Butler, prayed, Brad stands here where his father stood and where his grandfather has stood, and I know that is a humbling experience. We pray for him, we are proud of him, as a community. Things were delayed slightly to procure a Bible, to which everyone laughed. Forgetting a Bible is like forgetting the rings at a wedding, quipped County Court Judge Bo Bayer, who presided over the ceremony. He went to his office and brought back a paperback version that is the one he uses every day. After the swearing in concluded with a standing ovation, Brad told the packed courtroom, Let me start by saying what an honor and privilege it is to serve the citizens in this capacity as sheriff of Union County. Im both humbled and honored that Gov. Scott would entrust me to this opportunity by appointing me to sheriff after the untimely death of my father, and appreciative of the outpouring of support from this community. Thirty days ago, prior to Dec. 18th, I had no idea I would be standing here, he continued. While I ultimately knew that one day it was a life goal to become sheriff, after my father and grandfather, I also envisioned doing so with my father standing beside me. See SHERIFF, 2A TOP: Brad Whitehead getting sworn in as the new sheriff of Union County. ABOVE: Whitehead with his wife, Jennifer. Sheriffs oppose legal poten BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The spokesperson for Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said the sheriff supported a resolution passed by the Florida Sheriffs Association opposing the legalization of marijuana in Florida. In a Jan. 16 statement, the association said Floridas sheriffs believe that approving broad exceptions to current state and federal law that would allow doctors to authorize use of marijuana for virtually any reason with little regulation will hurt children and families and lead to a lower quality of life for all. Mary Justino, public information coordinator for Beseler, said he and the rest of the states sheriffs supported the resolution. The association said that the Los Angeles and Denver police departments have reported increased crime rates since their states legalized marijuana. It also said that marijuana use among teens in Colorado is 50-percent higher than the national average. Rash of petty thefts plagues Lake ButlerBY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Recently Lake Butler has seen a rash of petty thefts. Most of it involves loose change and small amounts of paper currency left in unlocked cars, making it very easy targets for thieves, said Lt. Lyn Williams with the Union County Sheriffs Office. A couple of weeks ago an unknown suspect entered a vehicle and stole a $100 GPS unit. The black male ran from the vehicle owner and UCSO and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC K-9 Units tracked the suspect a short distance before losing the scent. Investigative units interviewed a suspect matching that description the next day, Williams said. Other vehicles in have been broken into in a similar scenario. A vehicle owner saw a white male run from his vehicle around Northeast Ninth Avenue. K-9 units tracked the suspect to a local mobile home park before loosing the scent. Williams said investigators interviewed two possible suspects in those break-ins. Residents are encouraged to lock their cars. BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor First Lady Ann Scott and the Florida Department of Education wrapped up her statewide literacy tour highlighting the 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visiting Lake Butler Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 17. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! provided many wonderful and interactive opportunities for our students, parents and schools to get excited about reading, said Scott. I encourage parents to maintain See SCOTT, 6A

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 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. of Lake Butler We have purchased Maines Insurance and have moved to that location at25 East Main Street in Lake Butler(Just 1 block west of our old location)BOTH PHONE NUMBERS WILL REMAIN ACTIVE386-496-3411 386-496-3978 says Thank You to our current customers for your loyalty that has made us grow and we welcome all Maines Insurance customers to let us serve you for all your insurance needs! Scott RobertsOwner/AgentLori ThompsonAgent (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 EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 Estate SaleLOG HOME KITSAMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING LIQUIDATION OF LAND DEVELOPERS ESTATE View at www.thegreatamericanlogco.com Ready Only Reply. Call 704-602-3035 ask for Accounting Dept. 3 Log Homes selling for BALANCE OWED. FREE DELIVERYBALANCE OWED $17,000 BALANCE OWED $22,900 BALANCE OWED $15,700 Strawberry Pageant hopefuls can apply nowThe 52nd annual Bradford-Union Strawberry Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, and applications for contestants are available now. This years pageant will award more than $4,000 to the young ladies ages 13 to 24 who will be participating, including $2,000 to the 2014 Strawberry Queen. Applications are available at Capital City Bank in Starke, Bradford Middle School, Bradford High School, Lake Butler Middle School, Union County High School and Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High School. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 2, and there will be an orientation for contestants on that day at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.strawberrypageant.org .Talent takes the stage this weekend at BHSThe Santa Fe College Bradford Fest Talent Showdown will take place this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Bradford High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Up to 20 talented acts will be performing in competition and a chance to try out for the Suwannee River Jam, and country band Crewsn Myles of Lake Butler will also entertain. The annual event is sponsored by Lake Area McDonalds. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and under. Children 5 and under enter for free. Get your tickets at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center, or pay at the door. The funds raised by Bradford Fest events helps send students to college. Fifteen acts are currently slated to perform.Archer to present at UC Historical Society, Jan. 27The Union County Historical Society will host Doyle Archer on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., who will provide a history of the Archer Funeral Home. Archer is the last man in Union County to ever let you down. He will review the funeral business as it applies to the old or young, rich or poor. A question-andanswer session will follow. The Historical Society meets at the TownsendGreen Building at 400 West Main Street in Lake Butler.Tools to Quit smoking, UC library, Jan. 28For details, call Jim at 866-341-2730. etc. Standing here today, I know that it will not be easy, and nothing worth having is. But I draw strength from knowing that God makes no mistakesmy dads passing and that fact that Im standing here today must be Gods plan for Union County at this moment. I do not know what tomorrow will hold, and no man does. But I do know that I vow to the citizens of Union County to operate the office of the sheriff with the highest degree of professionalism, character and integrity. I take the responsibility for protecting and serving the citizens of Union County very seriously. May God bless this county and I look forward to making my father and this community proud through my actions, not just my words. Thank you all for coming. Bayer responded, Thank you, Brad, from all of us. Brad added, When Gov. Scott called me, he said, I dont know you that well, but Ive had a lot of people call on your behalf and say great things about you and your family. And that just shows what this community wanted and needed at a time like this. I appreciate the outpouring of support and for being there for me and my family. Its been a tough time, and were moving Union County in the right direction. This is our home. This is what we do. And we love everyone and were going to support the special citizens of Union County. Afterwards, Jason Johns, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, prayed, Father, we do give you thanks today, because your word says that every good and perfect gift comes down from the father of lights (James 1:17). I say amen to what Brad said, that you are in control, and that you work out your plans, and we are here today according to your good purposes. God, thank you for the Whitehead family. Thank you for what they have meant to this community over the years, decades and generations. And I have full confidence that that service is going to continue, and they are going to continue to be a blessing to this community. At the end, Bayer added, Brad, youre going to do a wonderful job. Thank you everyone for coming. Brad and his wife, Jennifer, have two children: Carter, 7, and Eva Grace, 6. After the ceremony they greeted friends and family and posed for photos. Then they made their way to the steps outside the sheriffs office where reporters set up their cameras, hoping to ask the new sheriff some questions on his first day on the job. In answering a question about carrying on his familys legacy, Brad said that his father and grandfather taught me to always do the right thing, do whats right for this community and people, and just treat people fairfirm and fair. Do the right things for the right reasons and the rest of it is in Gods hands. When asked about Brad continuing the legacy of his father, who was known as the peoples sheriff, Brad said, He always had an open door policy. He would actually sit at the front desk, like he was the secretary, and he loved that. He loved talking to people; he loved being able to help them, in all facets of their lives. He just enjoyed that. He enjoyed life, enjoyed helping people, and that was his passion. And I want to follow in his footsteps. Department staff applauded Brads appointment as sheriff. I am very excited to work with Brad Whitehead as sheriff and look forward to the insight that he will bring to our agency and carrying on his fathers work with helping others while providing professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Union County, said Lt. Lyn Williams. Its a great day for Union County, said retired Deputy Willie Lee said. Lee was named Octobers officer of the month at Union Correctional Institution where he is a sergeant. The governor made a good choice, added Deputy John Riggs. When pressed, Brad said he would run in November when the next sheriff will be elected during the mid-term election. That term will be for two years and then the next regular election, in 2016, will be during the normal cycle for a full four-year term.SHERIFFContinued from 1A Brad, with Jennifer, obliged reporters who set up outside to ask him a few questions. After the ceremony, Brad and Jennifer greeted friends and family and posed for photos. Brad, Eva Grace, Carter and Jennifer Whitehead.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Union County Times 3A Members of MLS systems providing excellent access to properties & listing exposure! Carrie Cason Broker Associate Matt Cason Sales Associate Amber Roberts-Crawford Broker/Owner Austen Roberts Sales Associate 12469 West SR 100 Lake Butler, FL 32054 386-496-0499 1140 SW Bascom Norris Dr Ste. 106 Lake City, FL 32025 800-833-0499www.SwiftCreekRealty.net Our Locations: w / 2 car garage & S/S appliances!$224,900! features 2 living rooms!$69,900! on 2.8 acres w/ bonus room!$189,900! David Thomas Sales Associate Neighborhood sandhill crane to get a new lease on lifeHowells Angels, local residents step in to helpBY REGINA OHERN Special to the Times Have you seen the beautiful sandhill cranes that reside in Union County? These cranes have become very loved and admired by our neighborhood around Butler Lake. The Florida sandhill crane is protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act and as a state-designated threatened species by Floridas Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. These birds are territorial and mate for life. This pair of cranes in the accompanying photos has had several chicks over the years. We believe the female is currently nesting an egg. On Sunday, Jan. 19, several concerned neighbors noticed that the male crane was injured. His leg was snapped in two and dangling as he hopped on the other. I began a two-day task of calling several agencies in surrounding counties and people I personally knew to help this bird. There are just not that many agencies that have funding to come capture and treat these animals. My heart was breaking for this beautiful creature. Just as I was beginning to lose hope, I received a call back from Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue in Fort White. They were arranging for him to be seen by a surgeon and would come transport him for us. I was amazed at the concern and compassion this agency showed for our bird. Within a couple of hours I received word that the crane was very ill. He has fluid on his lungs and a broken leg, and probably wouldnt have survived much longer without proper treatment. He has been given medication to calm him and make him comfortable. He will undergo surgery to repair his broken leg on Tuesday morning. Once our crane is well enough to be released, he will be brought back here to his mate and possibly a brand new baby. Howells Angels is a nonprofit agency funded solely by donations. Their goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release wild animals in distress. I ask the residents of Union County to please make a taxdeductible donation to this agency. Several donations have already been made. Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts to save this bird. Please support and pray for our Union County sandhill crane. Learn more about the work and mission of Howells Angels at www.howellswildliferescue.com Or send donations to them at 1344 SW Nebraska Terr., Fort White, FL 32038-4678. UCHS cheerleaders regional champsen The Union County High School competition cheer team competed in the Providence Cheer Challenge at the Providence School of Jacksonville. They placed 1st in their division and 1st overall. This competition took place Jan. 11. Members of the team are Ashley Mock, Mikayla Chandler, Jessica Brown, Valerie Seay, Kinedy Johnson, Shelby McDowell, Lexi Whitehead, Emilee Southwell, Karlie Hodgson, Kayla Geraghty, Chloe Bailey, Montana Jenkins and Fayln Rimes.   On Jan. 18 the team competed at the FHSAA regional. This competition was held at Ridge View High School in Orange Park. They placed 1st in their division, making them regional champs. They will now compete   on Jan. 30   in Kissimmee at the Silver Spurs Arena for the FHSAA state championship.

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 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 UCI 31 graduate from Basic Recruit TrainingA total of 31 recruits from two area institutions successfully completed Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training and were recognized in a graduation ceremony on Dec. 2. Because Union Correctional Institution is still in the process of staffing its new work camp, almost all of the recruits were from UCI. Only four members of the class were from another institution, Baker Correctional Institution. Four recruits earned special awards for excelling in various aspects of the 11-week training programwhich incorporated both classroom learning and physical demonstration of the skills being taught. All four award winners were from UCI. Beasley earned the Top Academic Award with a 97.2 percent average on the numerous tests given during the training, Two recruits shared the Top Defensive Tactics Award for consistently giving a top performance in demonstrating the tactics being taught in the training. The award went to R. Carter and Pernell. Buchanan earned the Top Gun Award by turning in the top scores on the range during the weekly firearms training. UCIs Kroft was chosen as class president and, as such, he spoke briefly to his fellow graduates at the ceremony. The class vice-president, Kennedy, also took part in the ceremony. UCIs Major Stanley Peterson acted as keynote speaker for the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievement. He urged them to rely on the training they had received, both in basic training and at the institution, in guiding their careers. He told them not to let themselves get discouraged. Peterson quoted Henry Ford, who said, Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Peterson told the recruits Dont take your eyes off your goal. Do your job to the best of your ability, adhere to established procedure and remain professional at all times. Cultivate your own personal character. Put all of these things together and you will not encounter an obstacle that you cannot overcome. Following the ceremony, the recruits enjoyed a variety of refreshments and enjoyed time with their families. TOP LEFT: (Seated, l-r) Justin Clemons, Michael Kroft, Allan Holmes, Mark Shelby, Robert Carter, Christopher Hannah,, Steven Cook and Jeffrey Fugate. (Middle row, l-r) Asst. Warden Stephen Rossiter, Col. Kevin Box, Michael Buchanan, Darrell Beasley, Kenneth Longcoy, Javon Boddie, Joshua Barron, Andy Bobien, Londel Jamison, Michael Kennedy, Asst. Warden David Maddox, Major Daniel Manning, Major Stanley Peterson. (Back row, l-r) Savannah Chittum, Darresha Matthews, Takeyla Clayton, Arlene Crews, Monique Brown, Jasmine Pernell, Shaunte Carter, Lakay Link-Johnson, Margaret Cook, Latavia Harvey, Tierney Olive and Warden Diane Andrews. TOP RIGHT: There was a tie for the top Defensive Tactics Award. The award was shared by Officer Jasmine Pernell, pictured here receiving her award from UCIs Major Stanley Peterson, and Officer Robert Carter. The Top Academic Award went to Officer Darrell Beasley. He earned 97.2% on the tests. The award was presented by UCIs Major Stanley Peterson. The Top Gun Award, for the officer who had the best scores on the firing range, went to Officer Michael Buchanan. He received his award from Peterson. There was a tie for the top Defensive Tactics Award. The award was shared by Officer Robert Carter, pictured here receiving his award from Peterson, and Officer Jasmine Pernell.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Union County Times 5A 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.) (12 miles west of Lake Butler)386-755-4328 S MITH & S ON S FEED AND SEED We remember eight years ago January 25, 2006. We will forever miss and love you. Nikki Mann 6/8/90, Elizabeth Mann 03/14/90, Johnny Mann 07/30/92, Heaven Mann 10/6/02, Anthony Mann 05/23/04, Ashley Keen 02/24/91, Miranda Finn 05/20/95. Til we meet again. Psalms 23. UCT Legals 1/23/14 REQUEST FOR BIDS TOWN OF RAIFORD is taking bids for a Town Auditor to conduct the financial requirements meeting the Department of Revenue Florida Statues for the current fiscal year 2012-2013. Please send your resume and purposed contract to the Town of Raiford PO Box 428 Raiford, Florida 32083. Bids will close Friday, January 31, 2014. 1/16 2tchg 1/23-UCT Legals UCI UCI promotionsen TOP LEFT: Union Correctional Institution promoted 11 officers to the rank of sergeant on Nov. 22. One of those, Latricia Rodriguez came to UCI from Florida State Prison West Unit. The others were promoted from UCIs own staff. (Back row, l-r) Sgts. Channing Dobbs, Frederick Crews, Glenn New, Chad Hope, Kevin Walton, Steven Vickery, Laura Stewart and David Burger. (Front row, l-r) Sgts. Latricia Rodriguez, Thomas Starling, Debra Cox and Stephen Henley. TOP RIGHT: Union Correctional Institution welcomed three new supervisors to its staff on Nov. 22 with two of those also celebrating promotions. (L-R) Lt. Eric Roberts transferred to UCI on Nov. 22. Latonya McCray was promoted to lieutenant at UCI, coming from Florida State Prison West Unit. Robert Kirkland was promoted to lieutenant from UCIs own staff of sergeants. UCI recognizes 6 for state serviceUnion Correctional Institution recognized six staff members on Nov. 22 for providing years of service to the state of Florida. Each staff member received a shirt pin that denoted the number of years he or she had spent working for the state. Sgt. Keith Cavanagh and Classification Officer Laura Redd have 10 years of service each. Union CI Work Camp Food Service Director Annette Griffis, Officer Amanda Walter, Officer Walter Sands and Officer Christy Long have five years of service each. All six were congratulated by the leadership staff and their co-workers on this milestone accomplishment. Major Stanley Peterson (right) presented Sgt. Keith Cavanagh with his pin. Classification Officer Laura Redd (left) received her pin from Asst. Warden Stephen Rossiter. Officer Walter Sands (left) received his Peterson. Food Service Director Annette Griffis (left) received her pin from Warden Diane Andrews. Officer Christy Long (left) received her pin from Peterson. Officer Amanda Walter (left) received her pin from Peterson. UCI Get back issues online at StarkeJournal.com .

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 good reading habits with their children all year round so they become lifelong readers and learners.   Scott kicked off the week at American Senior High School in Hialeah on Monday where she led students in the Million Minute Marathon, a special program that encourages students to read for an additional 20 minutes a day during the school day in celebration of literacy. The goal for 2014 is 33 million minutes, up from the 2013 goal of 30 million minutes. The results will be tallied and submitted by district reading contacts to the Department of Educations Just Read, Florida! Office. Traveling more than 780 miles in five days, the first lady spoke to more than 1,000 students throughout the week to promote the importance of reading and to inspire students and their families to set aside time to read together. While reading to the kindergarten and first graders at LBES, Scott asked the students what rambunctious meant. It means youre wild and crazy! a girl yelled out. The first lady read, Winston the Book Wolf, authored by Marni McGee and illustrated by Ian Beck. She then read Mr. Tanens Ties by Maryann Cocca-Leffler to the second, third and fourth graders. Before reading to each group, she signed and handed out certificates for Achieve3000 and the Literacy Week Poster Contest. It doesnt matter what your goals are, Scott told the students, reading and literacy are necessary on the path of success. The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy throughout the state by raising awareness of the programs and projects offered by the Department of Education and its partner agencies and organizations. For more information about Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visit Just Read, Florida! Learn more about this program at www.justreadflorida.com .SCOTTContinued from 1A Literacy Week winnersCongratulations to the following Lake Butler Elementary School students (those not pictured at left) for being the winners of the Literacy Week Poster Contest. 2nd grade: Rylie Parrish (1st place Elixson), Alyssa Monnett (2nd place Hill), Kiran Crawford (3rd place Saunders) 3rd grade: Erin Bradley (1st place Rapp), Isabella Manucy (2nd place Rapp), Destingy Lugenbeel (3rd place Rapp) 4th grade: Jamie Thomas (1st place McMillan), John Dekle (2nd place McMillan), Triston Foster (3rd place Faulk) Congratulations to the following Lake Butler Middle School students for being the winners of the Literacy Week Poster Contest. 5th grade: Katie Caren (1st place), Noah Sanderson (2nd place), Chloe DuBose (3rd place) 6th grade: Victoria Park (1st place), Courtney Cremeans (2nd place), Abigail Ripplinger (3rd place) 7th grade: Mason Wilkerson (1st place), Victoria Lake (2nd place), Nomie McMinn (3rd place) 8th grade: Sydney Archer (1st place), Melanie Bynum (2nd place), Makayla Coleman (3rd place) Kayley Tomlinson, 2nd grade (137 activities Saunders)Achieve3000 Most ActivitiesJewel Dekle, 2nd grade (124 activities Saunders) Alexis Cox, 3rd grade (52 activities Sharpe) Ethan Graham, 3rd grade (50 activities Rapp) Andrew Laux, 4th grade (131 activities Stidham) Patrick Graham, 4th grade (123 activities Faulk)Literacy Week Poster ContestAbigail Williams, Kindergarten (1st place Crawford) Rhett Prevatt, Kindergarten (2nd place Crawford) Brett Tucker, Kindergarten (3rd place Ferris) Layla Barber, 1st grade (1st place Norman) Callie Combs, 1st grade (2nd place Norman) Scarlett Stroud, 1st grade (3rd place Norman) LBES Principal Stacey R. Rimes, First Lady Ann Scott and LBES Assistant Principal Christie F. Perez

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Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake RegionFEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Michael may not recognize Lowyn. But 8 months ago his cooling technique saved her life. UFHealth.orgWhen Lowyn Yancey was born, a pinched umbilical cord kept her brain from getting oxygen for several minutes. A cooling technique developed by Dr. Michael Weiss at UF Health helped her brain recover, and today shes a healthy little girl. Michael and Lowyn share an important, if invisible, connection one that helps us move medicine forward.UF Health and Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a rematch of last years District 5-2A championship match, but the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team couldnt win its second straight title, losing 3-0 to Santa Fe on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. The Raiders (24-1) played a physical match that Keystone head coach Kenny Seneca said was no different from the teams two regular-season meetings, which Santa Fe won by scores of 4-2 and 2-0. Theyre a very physical team. The other two times we played them, they were physical, Seneca said, adding, Sometimes it gets in (the Keystone players) heads when it gets physical out there. Keystone (17-8-1) will have to travel to Ocala to play defending state champion Trinity Catholic in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Trinity Catholic (14-3-1), which earned the right to host by defeating Umatilla 8-0 for the District 6 championship, defeated the Indians 8-0 in last years regional semifinals. We played them last year, so we kind of know what to expect, Seneca said. Its going to be very challenging. Keystone and Santa Fe appeared as if they would play a scoreless first half, but the Raiders Kim Melton was in the right place at the right time, collecting a rebound and scoring after teammate Taylor Martin missed a shot directly in front of the goal. That put the Raiders up 1-0 with approximately Santa Fe defeats Keystone for District 5 championship12 minutes remaining until halftime. We knew if we went out there and played our game, that we could beat them, Seneca said. It just didnt go our way tonight. They got a lucky break in the first half on their first goal and kind of got momentum from there. If things had one our way and we had gotten that break, you never know. The Indians set themselves up with a good scoring opportunity in the 18th minute, with Julia Osteen and Raychel Trimble passing the ball back and forth down the field. Trimble received the ball inside the box, but was unable to get the ball past the Santa Fe goalie. Santa Fe had several good looks in the first half, but misfired on some opportunities, with Arzie making several nice See DISTRICT, 5B B-U Technical Center is proud owner of 2 new trucks BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kirk Abercrombie and Robert Lyons are too old to ask Santa Claus for toy trucks. How about the real thing, then? The two men are the instructors for the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program, which received a gift in the form of two semi trucks from Florida Gateway College. Christmas may have passed, but the timing was perfect for the technical center program. The three trucks students take out on the road each have at least 1 million miles. Christmas was a little less than a month ago, but this is truly Christmas in January, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth said during a Jan. 17 reception and key exchange. Added Abercrombie: Its been a long time coming. Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish both thanked Congressman Ted Yoho, who was present, for helping speed up the process. Approval of the transfer of titles had to be gained from the Department of Labor, which funded a grant Florida Gateway College used to purchase the vehicles. The request wound up sitting on a desk for months, Reddish said. Thats when Yoho stepped in. He helped them to understand how critical it was the timeliness of this transfer, Reddish said. We were towing our trucks in every other week See TRUCKS, 6B RIGHT: Madison Colaw (foreground) beats a Santa Fe player to the ball. BELOW: Raychel Trimble (left) battles a Santa Fe player for control of a throw-in. Participating in a Jan. 17 key exchange are (l-r) Congressman Ted Yoho, Tracy Hickman, Florida Gateway president, operational programs, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish. Bradford assistant superintendent of schools, enjoys a the wheel.

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Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 17 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. All profits will go toward funding Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. The 2014 Bradford High School Tornado alumni softball game is this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the high school stadium behind Bradford Middle School and the Bradford-Union Technical Center. A homerun derby starts the event at 5 p.m., followed by the game at 6 p.m. Come out and watch BHS players of the past and present.Talent Fest Showdown is Jan. 25 BHS to host alumni softball game Jan. 25 Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meetingJudy Jull, a master weaver and colonial archaeologist, will be featured at the Monday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which will be held at IHOP in Starke at 10:30 a.m. Jull will share her experiences at a dig and talk about the art of Deadline to enter Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Fest is Jan. 24The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School au ditorium at 7 p.m. Contestants will compete in Western wear, talent, party dress, evening wear, photogenic and on-stage question categories in the following age divisions: 4-7 (Little Miss), 8-12 (Junior Miss), 13-17 (Teen Miss) and graduat ing high school seniors-22 years old (Miss). The winner of the Miss division could win a twoyear Santa Fe College scholarship. (Must meet eligibility requirements for college enrollment.) An orientation will be held Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. The North Florida River Rats weaving, which the colonists brought to America. Visitors are welcome.   Any woman 18 years of age or older regardless of race, religion or ethnic backgroundwho 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. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 for more information.Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivor Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The deadline to enter the pag eant is Friday, Jan. 24. Entry forms may be obtained via email. Please send email requests to thorn99@embarqmail.com. Miss Bradford Fest funds Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. For more information, please call Lisa Tatum at 904-966-1514 or Brenda Thornton at 904-3648266. Register, who was a longtime coach in Bradford County schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943 and was the first person in Hamilton County to achieve such a rank. There is no admission, but those interested in attending are asked to consider a $150 donation to support Scouting in Bradford County. Please RSVP by calling Barry Warren at 352-494-3326 or Terry Vaughan at 904-966-6266.River Rats team seeking players12U travel baseball team is seeking three to four committed players to complete its spring roster. Players cannot turn 13 before May 1. For more information, please contact Kim Albritton at 386365-0950. Victoria Jolley, of Keystone Heights, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Flagler College. Jolley was one of approximately 177 Flagler seniors at the spring commencement ceremony held Dec. 14 on the college campus in St. Augustine. Army Pvt. Bruce R. Kirksey Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Kirksey is the son of Pamela Spegal of Keystone Heights. He is a 2012 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. Destiny? Prevatts serving food, fun in Starke BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Word on the street was the Prevatt family, which owned Prevatts Sports Bar and Grill in Middleburg, was going to open a restaurant in Starke. Jackson Prevatt and his son Brandon said they werent sure how those rumors started, but after hearing them they thought theyd take a ride to Starke and see if there was a location that would suit their purposes. The result made rumor become reality. The family, which also includes Jacksons son, Jason, opened its second restaurant located on Call Street in the former Mama Mias location in late November. We wanted to expand and take on new responsibilities and challenges, Brandon said. Brandon said the family kept getting asked all kinds of questions about opening a restaurant in Starke and even closing the restaurant in Middleburg. It was strange as the family had no plans of expanding at that point in time. We heard a bunch of different versions of how we were ultimately moving to Starke, and everybody was sure of it, Brandon said. We didnt want to let anybody down. Starke was at the top of Jackson Prevatts list anyway when it came to possible sites for a second restaurant. He was born and raised there. My dad was a preacher here in town and had a little church called Airpark, right there between the high school and the middle school, Jackson said. I grew up about a block from there on Collins Street off of Pratt (Street). I walked to every school Ive ever been to. I walked to Starke Elementary, walked to the middle school and then walked to the high school. Ive been here all my life up until I got to be an adult. It was Middleburg where Jacksons sons primarily grew up. The strip-mall site where the family opened the first Prevatts had been the site to a couple of different restaurants covering a period of more than 30 years. Brandon said the only reason those previous restaurants closed was health issues with the owners. It had proven it was going to do all right, Brandon said. Brandon said he and his brother used to hang out at the restaurant that preceded Prevatts, so they were familiar with the locale. The brothers, who had experience in sales, thought opening a restaurant there would be a fun thing to do. For Jackson, the business seemed like a good way to reconnect with his sons. His job in sales and marketing for Delta Airlines kept him away from See PREVATT, 4B Jolley graduates from Flagler College Kirksey graduates from basic trainingABOVE: Jackson is pictured with sons Jason (left) and Brandon. LEFT: Jenny Moss prepares a pitcher of beer. Cory Tennant mans the grill in the kitchen menu items are prepared upon order.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B I RS IRS NOGELS AUTO SALES NOEGELS AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. Temple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, WACwww.noegels.com $799DOWN ONL Y $899 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN and a (352) 478-81302 90 South Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Refreshments Super Sales Drawings Door Prizes Sh ear Creations A Hair & Nail Salon SAT JAN 25TH 12 3PM Need not be present to wn Win Me Filled with GOODIES! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties: BradfordChristopher Dewayne Alexander, 41, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 15 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Samuel Reese Box, 19, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for trespassing. Bond was set at $2,000. Marcus Kevin Bradley, 57, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Bradley attacked an acquaintance after accusing him of trying to steal his phone. The victim was in Bradleys home at the time of the incident and started to leave on his bicycle after Bradley had become angry about the phone. Bradley grabbed the victim, pulled him off the bike and kicked him several times in the face with a steel-toe boot, according to the report. He then made several threats to the victim as he rode away, following him for several miles. The police officer later found Bradley at his home and noted in the report he was highly intoxicated and uncooperative during the arrest. Bond was set at $25,000. Dameon Daquen Butler, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for eight charges of possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Marshall Copeland, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, police were called to Walmart after someone wearing a striped shirt was observed walking through the parking lot trying to open car doors. The officer spotted Copeland in the Dickeys BBQ parking lot wearing a striped shirt. Copeland stated he was waiting for a friend to pick him up. After checking system records, the officer found that Copeland had been trespassed from Walmart last February and arrested him for trespassing. Bond was set at $500. Kimberly Mae Cornwall, 37, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 20 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Ted Bernard Curtis, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000. Rebecca Lynn Gerding, 40, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Janeka Breanne Greene, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 13 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Greene was observed by a Walmart compliance officer taking a phone case and charger off the shelf, walking around the store and taking the items out of the packaging, and then putting them in her purse. When she walked past the final point of sale, she was detained and police called. Several other stolen items were also found in her purse. Bond was set at $2,000. Stephen Louis Heslar, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Lisa Michelle Mackey, 23, of Sanderson was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Carlis Manning, 48, of Maxville was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop for a headlight being out on U.S. 301 and Adams Street in Starke. Therious O. McCloud, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police on a warrant for battery, burglary and obstructing justice. According to the offense report for the warrant, McCloud went to an ex-girlfriends apartment on Jan. 9 and pushed his way in, demanding she return his phone charger. The victim told McCloud she had thrown it away, but would buy him a new one. McCloud then became angry and started yelling at the victim. He then punched her in the face before leaving the scene. While police were interviewing the victim the same day, McCloud called the victim, asking why she called the police. The victim put the phone on speaker, and they heard McCloud threaten the victim and her family if she didnt do something to get the police to back off of him. After his arrest, bond was set at $50,000 for the three charges. Ronald W. Nugent, 55, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of drugs. The warrant is from an incident last year on Oct. 26 when Nugent was observed leaving a residence known for drug activity and stopped later by the officer. After questioning, Nugent gave the officer a cigarette pack containing crack, but he was released at the time due to health conditions. Bond was set at $2,500. Lakeefia Keanna Risby, 25, of Starke was arrested Jan. 15 by Starke police for child neglect. According to the arrest report, police were called to Orangewood Apartments about an unsupervised 4-year-old. The report said the child knocked on a neighbors apartment door and told the person that answered that she was home alone and scared, and that her mother had left her to go to the store. Risby, the mother, was reached at her place of employment by the police officer and returned to her home. She told the officer she had briefly gone to her workplace to retrieve some paperwork. Risby was arrested and the child was turned over to her aunt for care. Kevin Laroy Sullivan, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000. Troy Blaine Tetstone, 25, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs. A deputy was called to a residence in the Graham area for a dispute and went to speak with Tetstone, who was seated in a vehicle. The deputy smelled marijuana from the car, and a search turned up a small bag with marijuana residue and two pills that were identified as morphine. Bond was set at $5,000. Jardian Darrell Thomas, 23, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies on a warrant from Alachua County for grand theft. Bond was set at $5,000. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 14 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Keystone/Melrose Ernest Dyal, 51, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 20 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. David Frew, 53, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for felony battery and resisting arrest without violence. Cynthia Roberts, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 15 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Hannah Thomas, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Matthew Torrent, 29, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 16 by Clay deputies for contempt of court.UnionJohnny Lee Thomas Jr., 43, of Douglas, Ga., was arrested Jan. 15 by Union deputies on a warrant for two charges of felony probation violation. Bond was set at $50,000. Marquise Rashad Williams, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 16 by Union deputies for burglary, battery, trespassing, aggravated battery on law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and criminal mischiefproperty damage. According to the arrest report, the charges stem from several incidents that occurred in the past four weeks in Union County. On Dec. 24, deputies were called to investigate a domestic violence call at Santa Fe Mobile Home Park. The victim accused Williams of choking her during an argument. She also said he broke into her home and trashed it, and stole some items from the residence. Also, a person at the mobile home park told deputies he and Williams were arguing outside the victims home when Williams kicked the persons car, putting a large dent in the side. Williams could not be located at the mobile home park, but deputies did find him several days later near the intersection of S.R. 238 and S.R. 231 in Lake Butler. Williams took off running when he spotted the deputies, and one deputy was injured during the chase in the dark when he ran into a metal clothesline. Williams escaped again, and on Jan. 12 he showed back up at the female victims home and slapped her in the face and left. He turned himself in to the sheriffs office Jan. 16 and was arrested. Dwight Delano Parker, 38, of Lake Butler and Latisha Diane Parker, 38, of Lake Butler were arrested Jan. 14 by Union deputies, and both were charged with battery and disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, the married couple got into an argument that escalated to a physical fight at the Kangaroo in Lake Butler. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union

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Bradford Parents Athletic season is under way 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thu rsday, Jan. 23, 2014 Starke Chiropracticwww.starkechiropractic.com Email: info@starkechiropractic.com 225 South Orange Street Starke, Florida904-368-0011 MASSAGE THERAPYBy Rebecca Hinson, LMTMA58310 MM24866 WOW!After 4 years Only$57 1-Hour Massage $3530-min. MassageCHIROPRACTIC SERVICESDr. Martin SlaughterNATL REGISTRY CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER Auto Accident Injuries Headaches Neck & Back Pain DOT PhysicalsOPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9AM UNTIL 6PM I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA904-964-3350Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 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 The Bradford Parents Athletic Association kicked off its inaugural season of recreation flag footballopen to boys and girlson Jan. 11. Two teams compete in the 5-7-year-old division, two teams compete in the 8-10 division and four teams compete in the 11-13 division. Games, which are expected to run through Feb. 22, are held on Saturday mornings at the Edwards Road Sports Complex.   This was offered as a winter sport because not much is available from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day to keep kids physically active. Members of the association said they were pleased with the turnout. l-r) Bryson Huggins, Grayson Jennings and Foster Smith wait for the ball to be hiked by Ryland Rike. Photos courtesy of Patricia Cook. home. It just seemed like a great opportunity for us to be together, Jackson said. I mean, really, that was my whole goal just to spend time with them. The lack of restaurant experience and a bad time to open a business in light of the economy at the time did nothing to deter the family, which opened Prevatts Sports Bar & Grill approximately four years ago. We just jumped in like idiots, Brandon said, laughing, with Jackson adding, Yeah, were not the smartest group in town. We just decided to go with it. The start of the restaurant kept Brandon pretty busy. When we first opened the restaurant, technically Dad was still working full time for Delta, and my brother was still working full time for a mortgage company, he said. I ran the restaurant pretty much night and day and lived in it for about a year. I dont think we really had time to figure out if we were successful or not. We just kind of rolled with it. There was just a ton of stuff to do all the time. Now, theres a lot of work involved in trying to get a second restaurant established. You constantly have something to do, Brandon said. Theres a lot of responsibility. Not only that, to have a successful restaurant in these smaller towns, you have to provide the customers with entertainment and things to do. Just coming and eating dinner isnt enough. Prevatts hosts poker and pool tournaments, for example, and offers cornhole on Tuesday nights. Live music is also a staple of Prevatts. We want you to come in and eat, but we want you to hang out for a little while, too, Brandon said. Grab a beer, enjoy your friends, watch some sports, play a game. Offering various activities and entertainment does not mean the Prevatt family members do not take pride in the food they serve. Prevatts cuts its own chicken strips and steaks, and makes its own sauces and dressings. Everything is cooked to order. We cook everything fresh, Brandon said. Theres nothing under a heat lamp ever. The menu offers the usual items you would find in any similar restaurant, but there are differences. We tried to make it a little different than your typical sports bar that specializes in wings and burgers, Jackson said. I mean, we have those, and we have very good ones, but we came up with stuffed potatoes, which you dont see in many other places. Brandon said the common belief is the simpler the menu, the better. Well, that doesnt Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website, or call the fair office at 904-964-5252.Important info for 2014 Bradford County Fair PREVATTContinued from 2B necessarily work in a small town where some people are apt to eat at a restaurant almost every day. Therefore, Prevatts offers quite an extensive list of items as well as rotating daily specials. We have options, Brandon said. If you cant find three or four things on our menu you like, you might not like food much. For the Prevatts, Starke is home; Middleburg is home. They want their restaurants to feel like home. Its why Jackson says employees work with the Prevatts instead of for the Prevatts. I dont really ever look as anybody working for me, Jackson said. They work with us. We make it more of a family. Youre part of it. Youre not just an employee; youre part of this place. The same goes for those who choose to stop and dine. The Prevatts want to chat with you and get to know you if they dont already. Really, thats what makes the effort required to run a restaurant worth it. Its a lot of hard work, but its fun work, Brandon said. Its not really hard to get up and go hang out with your friends. In the end, the Prevatt family members want to be more than restaurant owners. They want to become immersed in the communities they serve. You dont want to just be a business, Jackson said. You want to be part of the fabric of what makes the community what it is. To do that, you need to participate. You need to be part of it. It seems the Prevatts were destined to become a part of the Starke community. They dont know how those rumors of opening a restaurant in Starke began, but theyre happy to now be there. Its like coming back home, Jackson said. Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) Katie Collins is a tray of drinks to get your meal started. Bryant Gay, who was in town from Panama City to undergo training at the BradfordUnion Technical Tammy Cooper. Al Stefanelli looks the menu and his girlfriend, Dedra Stone, burger he ordered for dinner.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B R ESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Drain Cleaning Slab Leaks Remodels Water Heaters Tankless Water Heaters Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction Handicap Accessible Remodels Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction H andicap Accessible Remodels W e accept all Major Credit Cards CFC 1428926 NORMANDY HOMES of JAX Normandy Homes of Jacksonville7952-12 NORMANDY BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32221 AX IM E! $ PALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES $ $ Huge Walk-in Pantry $ PALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES Visiting Crescent City handed the Union County High School boys basketball team a 60-40 loss on Jan. 18. Parker Hodgson led the Tigers (6-14) with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Trey Spitze had 11 points. Larry Collins and Daryl Watkins each had four points, while Austin Dukes had three points. Watkins also had five assists. The Tigers, who began the week with a 65-54 loss to district opponent Chiefland on Jan. 14, fell to 3-6 in District 7-1A with a 65-35 loss to Williston on Jan. 17 in Lake Butler. Dukes and Geordyn Green scored 10 and nine points, respectively, with Dukes adding seven rebounds. Kyle Mosher had seven points, while Spitze and Hodgson had four and three points, respectively. Watkins added two points. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Union County High Bailey Zinkel posted a doubledouble as the Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team defeated District 5-4A opponent 38-33 on Jan. 14 in Keystone. Zinkel scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds for the Indians (9-13, 3-6 in District 5). Caiylen Gonzales and Karla Casas scored 10 and seven points, respectively, while Alexa Born and Caroline McCormick scored six and three points, respectively. McCormick added four assists. Keystone hosts St. Francis on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The Indians then host West Nassau on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. P.K. Yonge handed the Bradford High School girls basketball team its second District 5-4A loss of the week, defeating the Tornadoes 60-24 on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. Bradford (12-8, 6-4 in District 5) got nine and six points from Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp, respectively. Keshanna Ardley and Meghan Woods scored four and three points, respectively, while Mackenzie Gault had two points. The Tornadoes started off the Juan Grimaldo scored two goals, while Nacho Grimaldo had three assists in Keystone Heights High Schools 7-0 win over Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5-2A tournament on Jan. 20 in Gainesville. The top-seeded Indians were scheduled to play either fourth seed Crescent City or fifth seed P.K. Yonge in a semifinal match on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins that matchup, it will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. All matches are at Citizens Field in Gainesville. In the win over eighth seed KHHS boys advance to district soccer BHS girls lose 2 of 3 district gamesweek with a 63-23 district win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Kemp scored 21 points and had eight assists, while Davis had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ardley and Woods scored nine and eight points, respectively, while Gault had four points. Danique Hudson added another three points. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to Alachua to play district opponent Santa Fe, losing 61-52. Bradford outscored the Raiders in every quarter but the second, in which the Tornadoes were outscored 19-7. Davis and Kemp each had 22 points, with Davis grabbing 12 rebounds and Kemp dishing out eight assists. Ardley and Hudson had four and two points, respectively, while Woods and Faith Anderson each had one point. Bradford will travel to play Fleming Island on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes travel to play Gainesville on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.Keystone girls edge Fort White for district win UC girls drop 2 in district Union boys fall to Crescent CityFort White, the Indians also got a goal each from Dylan Beard, Zac Fairbanks, Wyatt Graziano, Zac Hawkins and Cory Hedding. Graziano, Hedding, Karl Dionisi and Juan Grimaldo each had an assist. Prior to the start of the District 5 tournament, Keystone hosted defending Class 2A champion Bolles on Jan. 17, losing 3-1. Graziano had the lone goal. School girls basketball team suffered District 7-1A losses against Chiefland on Jan. 14 and Williston on Jan. 17. Keyambre Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five steals in the 36-26 loss to Chiefland. Qushawn Smith and Nancy Slocum had five and four points, respectively, with Smith adding six rebounds and four steals and Slocum adding four rebounds and four steals. Madison McClellan had two points, while Jordan Howe grabbed nine rebounds. In a 50-28 loss to Williston, Cobb and McClellan scored 13 and nine points, respectively. Smith, who had six rebounds, scored four points, while Slocum had two. The Tigers (3-14) played Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Baker County on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. saves on others. Perhaps Arzies best play was a deflection of a hard shot up and over the goal in the 21st minute to keep the match scoreless. Keystones Hanna Crane had a one-on-one opportunity against the Santa Fe goalie approximately seven minutes into the second half, but couldnt convert. Arzie made a nice leaping save of one shot in the second half, but the Raiders were able to put two balls into the net in the 11th and 15th minutes. The Indians earned their 12th regional berth in their 14year history by first defeating Newberry 9-1 in the district quarterfinals on Jan. 13 and then defeating Eastside 3-2 in the Jan. 16 semifinals. Crane gave the Indians a 2-0 lead against Eastside, scoring two goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half. (Madison Colaw earned an assist on the second.) The Rams, though, would tie the score, with Emily Lam converting a penalty kick in the 60th minute and Courtney Rouse scoring in the 70th minute. With approximately six minutes remaining, Crane added her third goal to give the Indians the win. They fought through and didnt give up, Seneca said. The winner of the KeystoneTrinity Catholic regional quarterfinal match will play the winner between Santa Fe and Umatilla in a regional semifinal match on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins, it would have to travel to play either team. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.)DISTRICTContinued from 1B Haley Sweat competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Hamm, Christin Hopkins and Haley Sweat.KHHS hosts annual weightlifting invitational BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School welcomed 11 other schools to the 15th annual KHHS Girls Weightlifting Invitational, which saw Bradford High School earn six medals and the host school earning one. Gainesville, which was last years runner-up, topped the team standings with a score of 63. Ocala Vanguard, which placed third last year, was this years runner-up with a score of 40. Individuals earned medals for placing first through sixth. Bradford, which was fifth in the team standings with a score of 19, had two lifters earn secondplace medals. Luci Hamm was the runner-up in the 101 class with a 205-pound total (100 bench, 105 clean and jerk), while Christin Hopkins was the runner-up in the 119 class with a 235 total (110, 125). Karen Clark and Autumn Rodgers each placed fourth for the Tornadoes, with Clark compiling a 210 total (100, 110) in the 110 class and Rodgers compiling a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Haley Sweat earned a fifthplace medal for Bradford with a 280 total (135, 145) in the unlimited class, while Jordan Davis earned a sixth-place medal in the 139 class with a 225 total (110, 115). Keystones medal came courtesy of Rachael Shelly Schammert, who placed fifth in the 183 class with a 260 total (130, 130). Other results for Bradford, including exhibition lifters, were: Kierston Boatwright 200 Rachael Shelly Schammert lone medal with Brianna her foot into it during the to Santa Fe in the District 5-2A play Ocala Trinity Catholic in a regional match on Thursday, Jan.

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6B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 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 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 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............................................$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 d Obituaries d Michael HintzKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michael K. Hintz, 60, of Keystone Heights, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 21, 1953, in Leer, Germany, the son of Herbert Hintz and the late Marga Hintz. He was the oldest of three siblings, who include Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz. He attended C.W. Post College in Long Island, N.Y., and later graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 1996. He married his wife, Christine Hintz, on Oct. 9, 1976. Some of Michaels favorite hobbies were golfing with friends at Keystone Golf and Country Club, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by: his wife, Christy; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Nathan McKnight; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amalia Hintz and sons Mark Hintz and Kyle Hintz; grandson Leo Hintz; siblings Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz; nephews and niece Jim and Joe Schueller and Lilia and William Hintz; and father, Herbert Hintz.   A celebration of life service will be held at Keystone United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. Arrangements in the care of Countryside Funeral Home of Anthony.PAID OBITUARYWilliam HofmannKEYSTONE HEIGHTS William Frank Bill Hofmann, 90, of Keystone Heights died in Starke Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born July 24, 1923, in Chicago to the late William and Florence (Gillispie) Hofmann and had been a resident of Keystone for the past four years. He served in the United States Army during 19431946, and prior to retirement, he was an inspector for AT&T. He attended St. William Catholic Church in Keystone Heights. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Glennette Glenn; children Debbie (Bill) Pransky of Elmhurst, Ill., Denise (Bill) Teeter of Keystone Heights, Gary (Cindi) Hofmann of Algonquin, Ill., and Rick (Karen) Hofmann of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Jan. 17, at St. William Catholic Church, with Father Mike Williams officiating. Burial for Mr. Hofmann will be at later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Jeannette MundellJeannette MundellKEYSTONE HEIGHTSMrs. Jeannette Mary Mundell, 71, of Keystone Heights passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Daytona Beach to the late George and Theresa (Ahrendts) Meyers and has been a resident of the Keystone Heights area for the past 43 years. Prior to her retiring, she was an administrative assistant for MidFlorida Area Agency on Aging. She was also a homemaker, member of Freedom Baptist Church and was an avid reader. She enjoyed shopping and watching movies, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Mundell was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Curtis Disharoon. Survivors are: her husband of 53 years, George H. Mundell; and their three children, Heather (Len) Bilton of Savannah, Ga., Shawn Mundell of Alpine, Tenn., and Tiffany (Kevin) Crowe of Roswell, Ga. Also left behind are five grandchildren, who knew her as Memom, Austin Disharoon of Savannah, Ga., Nicolas Mundell and Tyler Mundell, both of Alpine, Tenn., and Errin Crowe and Payton Crowe, both of Roswell, Ga. Funeral services were on Jan. 18 at Freedom Baptist Church, with Pastor Ken Herring officiating. The burial followed at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to be made to Radical Life Missions, P.O. Box 1248, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jerry Whitehead Dear   Union County Friends, Only one   month ago, my children and I lost my husband and their father, Jerry Whitehead.   It has been a devastating personal loss to us. Our focus   has been solely on   grieving his loss and adjusting to life without the genuine love we all felt from   and for him. But   this community has been there for us. You cant imagine how much you have   h elped us get through this extremely painful experience. We cant   t hank you all   enough for the outpouring of love and support you have shown our family. You   calls, visits, prayers and caring hearts have helped us   survive. There is no   way we could or can make it without you. I   know Jerry is looking down with deep gratitude for all you have done for us in   our grief. How he loved the people of Union County! With   truly grateful hearts, Tammy,   Chelsea, Jake, JackHenry and Presley Whitehead Card of Thanks Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.   PAID OBITUARYRodney SkaggsKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Rodney L. Skaggs, 83, of Keystone Heights died Dec. 29, 2013, in Palatka. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of AMVETS Post 86 in Keystone Heights and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Skaggs Landscaping in Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Keystone Heights AMVETS Post 86. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights.Roger SkeltonMELROSE Roger Franklin Skelton, 82, of Melrose died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. He was born in Remerton, Ga., June 29, 1931, to the late James and Edna (McGuryt) Skelton and had been a truck driver for Roadway before retiring. He was a longtime resident of the area and was a member of Keystone United Methodist Church, Melrose Masonic Lodge and the Keystone Shrine Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Margaret Katherine; and his daughter, Vickie Hester. He is survived by: his wife of 12 years, Margaret Nelson; children Theresa (Charles) Cooley of Jacksonville and Joylynn (James G.) Lane of Middleburg; stepsons Larry (Dawn) Pullo of Bostwick and Randy Pullo of Ponte Vedra,; sonin-law, Randy Hester of Green Cove Springs; sisters Margaret Lewis of Claxton, Ga., and Jackie Vincent of Alabama, Ga.; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Keystone United Methodist Church, with Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to L.A.M.B., P.O. Box 1385, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. to be repaired. Im telling you, those repairs were not cheap. They were definitely on their last legs. Congressman Yoho made contact with the Department of Labor and told them of our predicament. He encouraged them to make a timely approval and transfer. The very next week, we had the go-ahead. Added Farnsworth: I want to thank him for his efforts in facilitating this transfer and help everyone understand this guy is truly dedicated to Bradford County. For his part, Yoho said he was excited to be able to partake in the transfer of the keys. This is an awesome thing. However, he deflected a lot of the credit to Clay Martin, his district director. Clays one of those guys who sits in the background, Yoho said. You dont hear much from him, but hes a worker. He does a lot of work. He gets things done. He knows how to work stuff through the system. Reddish said thanks also go to Florida Gateway Colleges Tracy Hickman (vice president, operational programs), who was also present for the Jan. 17 key exchange. Florida Gateway College once offered a truck-driving program, but it was last offered approximately two years ago, Reddish said. The two trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center received from the college are 2008 models and each has approximately 21,000 miles on it. (The three road trucks the center has been using are 2000 models.) Theyre not really broken in until about 100,000 miles, so theyre brand new to us, Abercrombie said. They still smell new inside. Now, the three trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center was taking out on the road can be utilized strictly for training at the schools driving range. It worked out good because I dont know if the other ones couldve made it on the road for another class, Abercrombie said. Every student gets 1,000 miles (on the road). Right now, we have 12 students. Farnsworth and Yoho both took an opportunity to look at the big picture. Farnsworth said the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program has a graduation percentage in the high 90s and an employment rate of 100 percent, with many students getting TRUCKSContinued from 1B hired prior to the programs completion. What our community will thrive on is putting people to work and helping people get behind the wheels of these trucks, Farnsworth said. Currently, there are over 500,000 jobs across the United States in truck driving. For our community to be able to tap into those opportunities its just immeasurable the impact that can have. Yoho said the commercial vehicle driving program is part of the backbone of this country and is key to making this part of the state recession proof. Has anybody here ever bought anything? We go to a store, right? That stuff just doesnt show up there, Yoho said. Its got to be driven there. The freight line and the truckers are the backbone of getting product around this country. Yeah, the rails are out there, too, and they do a fantastic job, but its got to go from the rail to the store. If it wasnt for the truckers of this great country of ours and our road system, we Robert Lyons, one of the Bradford-Union Technical on as somebody checks out the inside of one of the wouldnt have the convenience and the products we have on our shelves. These programs are so important. It creates jobs. It makes this community stronger. Our goal is to make North Central Floridathe Third Congressional District of Floridathe economic driver, not just for the state, but for the Southeast. The commercial vehicle driving program at the BradfordUnion Technical Center has been helping supply drivers toward that end since the 1970s. It was the first truck-driving program in the state of Florida, Farnsworth said. Thats saying a lot. The fact that were honoring this program with two beautiful, new trucks is just a great thing to see. It was an event to match the a childs excitement of waking up on Dec. 25. Like the superintendent said, its like Christmas all over again, Reddish said. We couldnt believe it. We were pinching ourselves on (Jan. 15) when we actually transferred the titles.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 7B NoticesEQUAL HOUSING OP PORTUNITY. All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an in tention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina tion, call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, the tollfree telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. YARD SALE BENEFIT FOR LAURA CROFT Fam ily, friends and Palestine Hunting Club is sponsoring a Yard Sale, Cake Auction & Chicken Pilau Dinner sale at the Lulu Community center on February 1st. at 8:00 am. Cake Auction to begin @ 11am. If you would like to reserve a table or donate items, contact Connie Davis@496-3058 or 496-3062.41 AuctionsPUBLIC AUCTION to be held at Waldo Self Stor age, 17842 NE hwy 301, Waldo, Fl. on February 12,2014 at 10:00am. Lot number 309 belonging to Eric Irvin, described as: 1989 Ford 150 XLT extended cab/ 2 tone brown with brown camper shell. VIN 1FTEX15N 9PKB7171342 Motor Vehicles & Accessories$CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE 2006 HONDA VTX1300, $5500. Cobra Pipes ulti matum seat, windshield, hard saddle bags ,many more extras. Call 352478-9130. NOW OPEN at 445 W Main St. Lake Butler Be hind C & S outdoors. Call 904-769-1649.47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease or Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Conference room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq. ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222.49 Mobile Homes For SaleNORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North(1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386-697-6209. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Double wide 21/2 baths, Fl Room off Big living room, fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $590 352-473-5745. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, 4 BR / 2 1/2 BA IN WORTHINGTON SPRINGS. New Metal Roof, New Heat Pump, With Many Upgrades. Asking $65,000. Call 386496-4405 Leave Mes sage. NEVER BEFORE TITLED 3BR/2BA. Will move for free. Only $325/mo. 904783-4619. WILL MOVE FOR FREE, 16x80 3BR/2BA ONLY $17,900. Call 904783-4619. USED DOUBLE WIDE,3BR/2BA $1500 Down $250/mo Call 904783-4619. For RentWE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to prison. Call 352-468-1323. 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HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. 2009 LUXURY D/W 4BR / 2 FULL BA WITH GARDEN TUB. All new Amenities, Section 8 ok, located in Bradford Cty. 813-3265164. 1 BED, 1 BATH HOUSE ON LAKE GENEVA. Large picture widows, Large tree-shaded, fenced-in yard overlooking lake. $450./mo plus deposit. Senior discount available. Call 352-475-3440. 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR FSP & UCI. CH/A $600/ mo $500/Dep. Call 904964-8025 Leave Mes sage. 3/BR 2 /BA DOUBLEWIDE on SE County Rd 221. New carpet, fireplace, CH/A, service animals only. 600.00/mo plus deposit. 352-284-3310. CLEAN 2&3 BR HOUSES & MH in Starke ,Keystone Hts. Available in Feb & March from $500-650./ mo. Some lakefront in cludes lawn & mainte nance Call 352-478-8321.57 For SaleBANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? 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(386) 496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax (386) 4962105. equal Employment Opportunity / Tobacco Free Workplace. TEMPORARY FARM LABORS: Clark Planting Partnership, Ruleville, MS, has 4 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimbursed, $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 11/1/14. Apply at nearest Job Order MS88338 or call 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY FARM LABORS: Tricotn II, Shaw, MS, has 3 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for duties listed; must be license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimbursed, $9.87/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 11/1/14. Apply at nearest Job Order MS88429 or call 850-245-7105. M&S Bank Full-time and part-time teller po sitions available at Hawthorne branch, 1-2 years teller experi ence preferred; heavy cash handling experience required. Apply at any M&S Bank location. EEO/ AA/H/V. EXPERIENCED HEALTH CARE WORKER to care for Elderly female at her residence. Weekend Work. 912-200-5072. TOWN CLERK POSITION The Town Of LaCrosse is seeking a town clerk to work 8-10/hrs per week plus one nightly meeting per month at $12-$14 per/hr. Appli cant must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office pro grams. A resume must be submitted on or be fore Thursday February 6, 2014 either by mail, email, or fax to: Town of LaCrosse, P.O. Drawer D, LaCrosse, Fl 32658, Fax 386-462-5905, email la crosse386@windstream. net. If you have any ques tions concerning this posi tion you can call the Town Hall @ 386-462-2784. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THE CITY OF STARKE will be accept ing applications for the position of Cashier. 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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Ever since the age of 12, Jeff Fitts has been a resident of Keystone Heights and an avid outdoorsman. Fitts wife is a teacher in Gainesville, and his two daughters are attending the University of Florida.   Also, his son is a junior at Keystone Heights High School. Well diversified, but solid outdoors seems to be a good description of Fitts. Even his self-employment work of removing unwanted vegetation like lake grass is easily scheduled around his guide trips and fishing tournaments. During the winter, he likes passion for the outdoorsto hunt and guide for turkey. Throughout the year, he is a competitive bass fisherman with the Rayovac FLW professional series. As if that wasnt enough, he guides and hunts alligators during the summer. If he had to choose between those activities, he would probably be in trouble, but he admitted that he has a really strong passion for bass fishing. When prodded about other outdoors activities, Fitts indicated that he had worked with Shaw Grigsby and Kim Stricker on some television programs. Apparently, Fitts provides information and equipment for their camera crews. In looking for ideas that would be helpful for the nonprofessional fisherman, Fitts indicated that, foremost, you have to know the water you are fishing. According to Fitts, professionals will gather as much information about the target water from people who have firsthand experience along with information like strategic features that can be gathered from the Internet.   Lastly all good professionals will try to pre-fish the target water prior to the tournament. Another suggestion Fitts gives fishermen and hunters is to fish and hunt according to the solunar charts. He emphatically stresses that one can surely see more game activity during the major and minor feeding times. When asked about a correlation between cattle grazing and fish/ game activity, he was careful to not dismiss it, but he did say that he thought wild game and birds would be a better indicator than domestic cattle. Fitts is an honest outdoorsman who truly knows his business, and he works hard at making the activities he is passionate about into a living. If you ever want some assistance or want to entertain a friend with turkey hunting, bass fishing, crappie fishing or alligator hunting, this man can help.Coyotes are the talk at Crosshorn meetingLauren Watine, a biologist with the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 17 Crosshorn Ministries meeting.   W atine covered the results of a two-year study on the impact of coyote predation on the local wildlife population.   The study leaves little doubt that the coyote is having no good influence on our native wildlife. Fifty years ago, coyotes did not venture east of the Mississippi, but today they inhabit the United States from the west coast to the east coast. The expanded population is due primarily to foxhunters importing the canines to be used by hunters to chase with deerhounds. Unfortunately, the coyotes, having escaped or been released, are now an apex predator that can decimate native wildlife such as deer, turkeys and quail. The presentation was very informative, and the next Crosshorn Ministries meeting will be on March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club.Outdoors outlookSpringtime is just around the corner. Many of our small wildlife are already getting romantic or will be in the next month. Watch out on the roads at night for foxes, bobcats, raccoons and skunks.   They are like teenage humans at this time of the year and somewhat irrational. Likewise, many of the songbirds will also become territorial. Woodpeckers will start drumming their amorous tunes on trees, posts and even housing metal. The crappie spawn will soon be over, and bass will soon be fanning. For just a little longer, the crappie bite will maintain its number-one spot in the freshwater fishing worldat least until the bass start fanning.   Appropriately so, the professional USA Crappie Tournament was held on Jan 18 at Crecsent Lake near Palatka. T.C. Lloyd, a local crappie resource and guide from Middleburg who fished the tournament, tells us that the crappie spawn is still delayed this year due to the cold, and he names Newnans Lake as the best performing crappie lake in our area. If you are interested in bow fishing or freshwater sight fishing, this is a great time of the year. Mullet and tilapia are attracted to the relatively warm water of the spring runs that eventually connect to the east and west coasts. The two fish are easily seen, and the tilapia are easily hit with a fishing bow. The mullet are much harder to target with arrows, but they readily bite small, natural baits and small flies. Once hooked, they provide a great fight. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week.   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. total (95, 105) in the 110 class; Olivia Archer 190 total (199, 90), Lauryn Hill 180 total (90, 90), Taylyn Jackson 180 total (80, 100) and Amanda Young 170 total (85, 85) in the 119 class; Leah Bryant 205 total (90, 115) and Kayla Johns 160 total (75, 85) in the 129 class; Carson Elder 180 total (80, 100) in the 139 class; Brittany Broome 160 total (65, 95) and Janie Perry 145 total (70, 75) in the 154 class; Ryann Clemons 205 total (95, 110) and Sydnie Davis 200 total (105, 95) in the 169 class; Courtney Stanton 215 total (115, 100) and Shannon Mikell 185 total (90, 95) in the 183 class; Brooke Shireman 225 total (105, 120) in the 199 class; and Ashleigh Williams 235 total (130, 105) and Morneca Campbell 200 total (110, 90) in the unlimited class. Keystones results were as follows: Juliana Kraemer 100 total (50, 50) in the 101 class; Julia Sorano 195 total (115, 80), Blair Graff 125 total (60, 65) and Rebecca West 120 total (60, 60) in the 110 class; Kayla Baker 175 total (85, 90) in the 119 class; Alyssa Sorano 175 total LIFTContinued from 5B (105, 70) in the 129 class; Jolene Miller 190 total (95, 95) in the 139 class; Rachael Maddox 140 total (75, 65) in the 154 class; Tylyn Davis 220 total (110, 110) in the 183 class; and Victoria Gilio 210 total (100, 110), Ashlee Smith 210 total (105, 105) and Ciera Conley 195 total (110, 85) in the unlimited class. The team standings from third place through 12th place were: Fleming Island (28), Lecanto (20), Bradford (19), Ridgeview (17), Interlachen (11), Belleview (6), Bishop Snyder (4), Keystone (2), Forest (2) and Santa Fe (1). Visit www.starkejournal.com for more photos. (Membership required.) Bradford High School had a 5-0 record in girls weightlifting for the first time in school history prior to competing in the Keystone Heights High School Invitational. In a 46-39 win over Palatka, Karen Clark, Christin Hopkins, Autumn Rodgers, Jordan Davis and Haley Sweat won their respective weight classes, while Luci Hamm, Kierston Boatwright, Olivia Archer, Leah Bryant, Courtney Stanton, Shannon Mikell and Ashleigh Williams each placed second. Third-place finishes were earned by Carson Elder, Brittany Broome and Ryann Clemons. Five lifters placed first in a 49-36 win over Ridgeview: Hamm, Clark, Rodgers, Mikell and Sweat. Boatwright, Hopkins, Bryant, Jadeja Chandler, Brooke Shireman and Williams each placed second, while Archer, Davis, Broome and Stanton each placed third. In a 55-33 win over Interlachen, Hamm, Clark, Hopkins, Davis, Stanton and Sweat each placed first, while Boatwright, Archer, Rodgers, Broome, Clemons, Mikell and Shireman each placed second. Bryant, Elder, Chandler and Williams each placed third.Tornadoes took perfect record into invitationalABOVE: Luci Hamm gets a successful lift for Bradford. RIGHT: competes in the bench press. ABOVE: Julia Sorano competes in the clean and jerk for Keystone. Jolene Miller is pictured during the bench press. Brittany Broome gets a successful clean-and-jerk attempt as teammate Janie Perry looks on. Ashlee Smith gets a good lift in for Keystone, which was hosting an the 15th straight year. Jeff Fitts displays a tournament catch. Fitts is throughout the year.



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Union County Times Union County Times USPS 648-200 Lake Butler, Florida Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 101 st Year 39 th Issue 75 CENTS Weve moved! Union County Times office in new Roberts Insurance location, one block west The Union County Times continues to share an office with Roberts Insurance, which recently made the move to 25 East Main Street in Lake Butler, just one block west, when Roberts Insurance took over the offices of Maines Insurance. After 41 years in business, Harriett Maines is retiring as an insurance agent, but maintaining her real estate business. She recently sold her agency to Roberts Insurance, which moved into her offices on Jan. 15. The Roberts Insurance office is open during normal business hours every weekday. The Times office is open every weekday except all day Wednesday and Thursday through lunch and of course anytime the editor is out pursuing a story. As always, you can still reach us at 386-496-2261 or uctimes@windstream.net The weekly deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. 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 etc B-U Technical Center is proud owner of two new trucks The Bradford-Union Technical Center celebrated the gift of two trucks to its commercial vehicle driving program with a reception featuring school personnel, community leaders and Congressman Ted Yoho on Jan. 17. Robert Lyons (above) one of tech centers commercial vehicle driving instructors, looks on as somebody checks out the inside of one of the new trucks. (Full story, 1B.) LBMS baseball car wash, Jan. 25 The Lake Butler Middle School baseball team is having a car wash to raise money on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at Spires IGA. Girls softball signups every Saturday in Jan. The Union County girls softball signups happen at the O.J. Phillips Sports Complex every Saturday in Jan. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 6-16. Registration fee is $75. Bring copy of birth certificate. For questions, call Tommy Mobley at 904-796-2039. Ann Scott visits LBES First lady reads to students as part of literacy tour Brad Whitehead appointed sheriff 37-year-old is the third generation in family to hold the office BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor On Jan. 15, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Brad Whitehead as the new sheriff of Union County till an election can be held on November 4. Scott stated in his press release, I am confident that Brad Whitehead will be a great sheriff. His experience in law enforcement has prepared him to serve the families of Union County. By the governors appointment, Major Garry Seay had served as interim sheriff since Dec. 18 after Sheriff Jerry Whitehead passed away suddenly at the age of 60 from cardiac arrest after a brief illness. It is a great honor to work for three generations of the Whitehead family with the Union County Sheriffs Office, Seay said. I back and support Sheriff Brad Whitehead 100 percent and look forward to continuing serving the sheriffs office. Brad is Jerrys second oldest son, after Matt, through his first marriage to Bobbie Jo Morgan (now married to Ken). The 37-year-old becomes the third generation of the Whitehead family to hold the seat of sheriff of Union County. His grandfather and Jerrys father, John, passed away on Feb. 9, 2007, and served as sheriff from 1953 until Jerry took office in 1985. Jerry was the longest serving sheriff in Florida at the time of his death. To many, he was Sheriff Whitehead, but to me and my siblings, he was dad, and our hero, Brad said at Jerrys memorial service. My dad was a people person who loved his community, which he served for 29 years as sheriff. And he loved his family and friends. If you didnt know him, you got to know him. Thats just the kind of man he was. The new sheriff has worked as assistant warden for the Florida Department of Corrections since 2009, most recently at Florida State Prison in Raiford. He previously served as senior prison inspector within the Office of Inspector General from 2005 to 2009. From 2003 to 2005 he worked as correctional services administrator. From 1998 to 2003 he worked as a law enforcement investigator for the State Fire Marshals Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations. He received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Florida State University. Brad was sworn in at the Union County Courthouse on Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. At the beginning of the ceremony, Art Peterson, minister of First Christian Church of Lake Butler, prayed, Brad stands here where his father stood and where his grandfather has stood, and I know that is a humbling experience. We pray for him, we are proud of him, as a community. Things were delayed slightly to procure a Bible, to which everyone laughed. Forgetting a Bible is like forgetting the rings at a wedding, quipped County Court Judge Bo Bayer, who presided over the ceremony. He went to his office and brought back a paperback version that is the one he uses every day. After the swearing in concluded with a standing ovation, Brad told the packed courtroom, Let me start by saying what an honor and privilege it is to serve the citizens in this capacity as sheriff of Union County. Im both humbled and honored that Gov. Scott would entrust me to this opportunity by appointing me to sheriff after the untimely death of my father, and appreciative of the outpouring of support from this community. Thirty days ago, prior to Dec. 18th, I had no idea I would be standing here, he continued. While I ultimately knew that one day it was a life goal to become sheriff, after my father and grandfather, I also envisioned doing so with my father standing beside me. See SHERIFF, 2A TOP: Brad Whitehead getting sworn in as the new sheriff of Union County. ABOVE: Whitehead with his wife, Jennifer. Sheriffs oppose legal pot BY DAN HILDEBRAN Monitor Editor The spokesperson for Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said the sheriff supported a resolution passed by the Florida Sheriffs Association opposing the legalization of marijuana in Florida. In a Jan. 16 statement, the association said Floridas sheriffs believe that approving broad exceptions to current state and federal law that would allow doctors to authorize use of marijuana for virtually any reason with little regulation will hurt children and families and lead to a lower quality of life for all. Mary Justino, public information coordinator for Beseler, said he and the rest of the states sheriffs supported the resolution. The association said that the Los Angeles and Denver police departments have reported increased crime rates since their states legalized marijuana. It also said that marijuana use among teens in Colorado is 50-percent higher than the national average. Rash of petty thefts plagues Lake Butler BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor Recently Lake Butler has seen a rash of petty thefts. Most of it involves loose change and small amounts of paper currency left in unlocked cars, making it very easy targets for thieves, said Lt. Lyn Williams with the Union County Sheriffs Office. A couple of weeks ago an unknown suspect entered a vehicle and stole a $100 GPS unit. The black male ran from the vehicle owner and UCSO and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC K-9 Units tracked the suspect a short distance before losing the scent. Investigative units interviewed a suspect matching that description the next day, Williams said. Other vehicles in have been broken into in a similar scenario. A vehicle owner saw a white male run from his vehicle around Northeast Ninth Avenue. K-9 units tracked the suspect to a local mobile home park before loosing the scent. Williams said investigators interviewed two possible suspects in those break-ins. Residents are encouraged to lock their cars. BY VINCENT ALEX BROWN Times Editor First Lady Ann Scott and the Florida Department of Education wrapped up her statewide literacy tour highlighting the 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visiting Lake Butler Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 17. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! provided many wonderful and interactive opportunities for our students, parents and schools to get excited about reading, said Scott. I encourage parents to maintain See SCOTT, 6A

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2A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 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. of Lake Butler We have purchased Maines Insurance and have moved to that location at25 East Main Street in Lake Butler(Just 1 block west of our old location)BOTH PHONE NUMBERS WILL REMAIN ACTIVE386-496-3411 386-496-3978 says Thank You to our current customers for your loyalty that has made us grow and we welcome all Maines Insurance customers to let us serve you for all your insurance needs! Scott RobertsOwner/AgentLori ThompsonAgent (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 EXTRA CASH! Could you use some now that the holidays are over? We specialize in helping people sell through our Classifieds! YARD SALES AUTOS BOATS CLOTHES APPLIANCES... The list goes on..Call Mary Today at 904-964-6305 Estate SaleLOG HOME KITSAMERICAN LOG HOMES IS ASSISTING LIQUIDATION OF LAND DEVELOPERS ESTATE View at www.thegreatamericanlogco.com Ready Only Reply. Call 704-602-3035 ask for Accounting Dept. 3 Log Homes selling for BALANCE OWED. FREE DELIVERYBALANCE OWED $17,000 BALANCE OWED $22,900 BALANCE OWED $15,700 Strawberry Pageant hopefuls can apply now The 52nd annual Bradford-Union Strawberry Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, and applications for contestants are available now. This years pageant will award more than $4,000 to the young ladies ages 13 to 24 who will be participating, including $2,000 to the 2014 Strawberry Queen. Applications are available at Capital City Bank in Starke, Bradford Middle School, Bradford High School, Lake Butler Middle School, Union County High School and Keystone Heights Junior-Senior High School. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 2, and there will be an orientation for contestants on that day at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.strawberrypageant.org Talent takes the stage this weekend at BHS The Santa Fe College Bradford Fest Talent Showdown will take place this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Bradford High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Up to 20 talented acts will be performing in competition and a chance to try out for the Suwannee River Jam, and country band Crewsn Myles of Lake Butler will also entertain. The annual event is sponsored by Lake Area McDonalds. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for youth 17 and under. Children 5 and under enter for free. Get your tickets at the Santa Fe College Andrews Center, or pay at the door. The funds raised by Bradford Fest events helps send students to college. Fifteen acts are currently slated to perform. Archer to present at UC Historical Society, Jan. 27 The Union County Historical Society will host Doyle Archer on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., who will provide a history of the Archer Funeral Home. Archer is the last man in Union County to ever let you down. He will review the funeral business as it applies to the old or young, rich or poor. A question-andanswer session will follow. The Historical Society meets at the TownsendGreen Building at 400 West Main Street in Lake Butler. Tools to Quit smoking, UC library, Jan. 28 For details, call Jim at 866-341-2730. etc Standing here today, I know that it will not be easy, and nothing worth having is. But I draw strength from knowing that God makes no mistakesmy dads passing and that fact that Im standing here today must be Gods plan for Union County at this moment. I do not know what tomorrow will hold, and no man does. But I do know that I vow to the citizens of Union County to operate the office of the sheriff with the highest degree of professionalism, character and integrity. I take the responsibility for protecting and serving the citizens of Union County very seriously. May God bless this county and I look forward to making my father and this community proud through my actions, not just my words. Thank you all for coming. Bayer responded, Thank you, Brad, from all of us. Brad added, When Gov. Scott called me, he said, I dont know you that well, but Ive had a lot of people call on your behalf and say great things about you and your family. And that just shows what this community wanted and needed at a time like this. I appreciate the outpouring of support and for being there for me and my family. Its been a tough time, and were moving Union County in the right direction. This is our home. This is what we do. And we love everyone and were going to support the special citizens of Union County. Afterwards, Jason Johns, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lake Butler, prayed, Father, we do give you thanks today, because your word says that every good and perfect gift comes down from the father of lights (James 1:17). I say amen to what Brad said, that you are in control, and that you work out your plans, and we are here today according to your good purposes. God, thank you for the Whitehead family. Thank you for what they have meant to this community over the years, decades and generations. And I have full confidence that that service is going to continue, and they are going to continue to be a blessing to this community. At the end, Bayer added, Brad, youre going to do a wonderful job. Thank you everyone for coming. Brad and his wife, Jennifer, have two children: Carter, 7, and Eva Grace, 6. After the ceremony they greeted friends and family and posed for photos. Then they made their way to the steps outside the sheriffs office where reporters set up their cameras, hoping to ask the new sheriff some questions on his first day on the job. In answering a question about carrying on his familys legacy, Brad said that his father and grandfather taught me to always do the right thing, do whats right for this community and people, and just treat people fairfirm and fair. Do the right things for the right reasons and the rest of it is in Gods hands. When asked about Brad continuing the legacy of his father, who was known as the peoples sheriff, Brad said, He always had an open door policy. He would actually sit at the front desk, like he was the secretary, and he loved that. He loved talking to people; he loved being able to help them, in all facets of their lives. He just enjoyed that. He enjoyed life, enjoyed helping people, and that was his passion. And I want to follow in his footsteps. Department staff applauded Brads appointment as sheriff. I am very excited to work with Brad Whitehead as sheriff and look forward to the insight that he will bring to our agency and carrying on his fathers work with helping others while providing professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Union County, said Lt. Lyn Williams. Its a great day for Union County, said retired Deputy Willie Lee said. Lee was named Octobers officer of the month at Union Correctional Institution where he is a sergeant. The governor made a good choice, added Deputy John Riggs. When pressed, Brad said he would run in November when the next sheriff will be elected during the mid-term election. That term will be for two years and then the next regular election, in 2016, will be during the normal cycle for a full four-year term. SHERIFF Continued from 1A Brad, with Jennifer, obliged reporters who set up outside to ask him a few questions. After the ceremony, Brad and Jennifer greeted friends and family and posed for photos. 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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Union County Times 3A Members of MLS systems providing excellent access to properties & listing exposure! Carrie Cason Broker Associate Matt Cason Sales Associate Amber Roberts-Crawford Broker/Owner Austen Roberts Sales Associate 12469 West SR 100 Lake Butler, FL 32054 386-496-0499 1 140 SW Bascom Norris Dr Ste. 106 Lake City, FL 32025 800-833-0499www .SwiftCreekRealty.net Our Locations: w / 2 car garage & S/S appliances!$224,900! features 2 living rooms!$69,900! on 2.8 acres w/ bonus room!$189,900! David Thomas Sales Associate Neighborhood sandhill crane to get a new lease on life Howells Angels, local residents step in to help BY REGINA OHERN Special to the Times Have you seen the beautiful sandhill cranes that reside in Union County? These cranes have become very loved and admired by our neighborhood around Butler Lake. The Florida sandhill crane is protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act and as a state-designated threatened species by Floridas Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. These birds are territorial and mate for life. This pair of cranes in the accompanying photos has had several chicks over the years. We believe the female is currently nesting an egg. On Sunday, Jan. 19, several concerned neighbors noticed that the male crane was injured. His leg was snapped in two and dangling as he hopped on the other. I began a two-day task of calling several agencies in surrounding counties and people I personally knew to help this bird. There are just not that many agencies that have funding to come capture and treat these animals. My heart was breaking for this beautiful creature. Just as I was beginning to lose hope, I received a call back from Howells Angels Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue in Fort White. They were arranging for him to be seen by a surgeon and would come transport him for us. I was amazed at the concern and compassion this agency showed for our bird. Within a couple of hours I received word that the crane was very ill. He has fluid on his lungs and a broken leg, and probably wouldnt have survived much longer without proper treatment. He has been given medication to calm him and make him comfortable. He will undergo surgery to repair his broken leg on Tuesday morning. Once our crane is well enough to be released, he will be brought back here to his mate and possibly a brand new baby. Howells Angels is a nonprofit agency funded solely by donations. Their goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and safely release wild animals in distress. I ask the residents of Union County to please make a taxdeductible donation to this agency. Several donations have already been made. Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts to save this bird. Please support and pray for our Union County sandhill crane. Learn more about the work and mission of Howells Angels at www.howellswildliferescue.com Or send donations to them at 1344 SW Nebraska Terr., Fort White, FL 32038-4678. UCHS cheerleaders regional champs The Union County High School competition cheer team competed in the Providence Cheer Challenge at the Providence School of Jacksonville. They placed 1st in their division and 1st overall. This competition took place Jan. 11. Members of the team are Ashley Mock, Mikayla Chandler, Jessica Brown, Valerie Seay, Kinedy Johnson, Shelby McDowell, Lexi Whitehead, Emilee Southwell, Karlie Hodgson, Kayla Geraghty, Chloe Bailey, Montana Jenkins and Fayln Rimes. On Jan. 18 the team competed at the FHSAA regional. This competition was held at Ridge View High School in Orange Park. They placed 1st in their division, making them regional champs. They will now compete on Jan. 30 in Kissimmee at the Silver Spurs Arena for the FHSAA state championship.

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4A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 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 UCI 31 graduate from Basic Recruit Training A total of 31 recruits from two area institutions successfully completed Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training and were recognized in a graduation ceremony on Dec. 2. Because Union Correctional Institution is still in the process of staffing its new work camp, almost all of the recruits were from UCI. Only four members of the class were from another institution, Baker Correctional Institution. Four recruits earned special awards for excelling in various aspects of the 11-week training programwhich incorporated both classroom learning and physical demonstration of the skills being taught. All four award winners were from UCI. Beasley earned the Top Academic Award with a 97.2 percent average on the numerous tests given during the training, Two recruits shared the Top Defensive Tactics Award for consistently giving a top performance in demonstrating the tactics being taught in the training. The award went to R. Carter and Pernell. Buchanan earned the Top Gun Award by turning in the top scores on the range during the weekly firearms training. UCIs Kroft was chosen as class president and, as such, he spoke briefly to his fellow graduates at the ceremony. The class vice-president, Kennedy, also took part in the ceremony. UCIs Major Stanley Peterson acted as keynote speaker for the ceremony and congratulated the graduates on their achievement. He urged them to rely on the training they had received, both in basic training and at the institution, in guiding their careers. He told them not to let themselves get discouraged. Peterson quoted Henry Ford, who said, Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Peterson told the recruits Dont take your eyes off your goal. Do your job to the best of your ability, adhere to established procedure and remain professional at all times. Cultivate your own personal character. Put all of these things together and you will not encounter an obstacle that you cannot overcome. Following the ceremony, the recruits enjoyed a variety of refreshments and enjoyed time with their families. TOP LEFT: (Seated, l-r) Justin Clemons, Michael Kroft, Allan Holmes, Mark Shelby, Robert Carter, Christopher Hannah,, Steven Cook and Jeffrey Fugate. (Middle row, l-r) Asst. Warden Stephen Rossiter, Col. Kevin Box, Michael Buchanan, Darrell Beasley, Kenneth Longcoy, Javon Boddie, Joshua Barron, Andy Bobien, Londel Jamison, Michael Kennedy, Asst. Warden David Maddox, Major Daniel Manning, Major Stanley Peterson. (Back row, l-r) Savannah Chittum, Darresha Matthews, Takeyla Clayton, Arlene Crews, Monique Brown, Jasmine Pernell, Shaunte Carter, Lakay Link-Johnson, Margaret Cook, Latavia Harvey, Tierney Olive and Warden Diane Andrews. TOP RIGHT: There was a tie for the top Defensive Tactics Award. The award was shared by Officer Jasmine Pernell, pictured here receiving her award from UCIs Major Stanley Peterson, and Officer Robert Carter. The Top Academic Award went to Officer Darrell Beasley. He earned 97.2% on the tests. The award was presented by UCIs Major Stanley Peterson. The Top Gun Award, for the officer who had the best scores on the firing range, went to Officer Michael Buchanan. He received his award from Peterson. There was a tie for the top Defensive Tactics Award. The award was shared by Officer Robert Carter, pictured here receiving his award from Peterson, and Officer Jasmine Pernell.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Union County Times 5A 386-496-9656 275 W est Main Street, Lake Butler, FL 32054 (Suwannee Medical Building)12 Years Experience Admitted to State and Federal Bar (M and S. Dist.) (12 miles west of Lake Butler)386-755-4328 S MITH & S ON S FEED AND SEED W e r emember eight years ago January 25, 2006. We will forever miss and love you. Nikki Mann 6/8/90, Elizabeth Mann 03/14/90, Johnny Mann 07/30/92, Heaven Mann 10/6/02, Anthony Mann 05/23/04, Ashley Keen 02/24/91, Miranda Finn 05/20/95. Til we meet again. Psalms 23. UCT Legals 1/23/14 REQUEST FOR BIDS TOWN OF RAIFORD is taking bids for a Town Auditor to conduct the financial requirements meeting the Department of Revenue Florida Statues for the current fiscal year 2012-2013. Please send your resume and purposed contract to the Town of Raiford PO Box 428 Raiford, Florida 32083. Bids will close Friday, January 31, 2014. 1/16 2tchg 1/23-UCT Legals UCI UCI promotions TOP LEFT: Union Correctional Institution promoted 11 officers to the rank of sergeant on Nov. 22. One of those, Latricia Rodriguez came to UCI from Florida State Prison West Unit. The others were promoted from UCIs own staff. (Back row, l-r) Sgts. Channing Dobbs, Frederick Crews, Glenn New, Chad Hope, Kevin Walton, Steven Vickery, Laura Stewart and David Burger. (Front row, l-r) Sgts. Latricia Rodriguez, Thomas Starling, Debra Cox and Stephen Henley. TOP RIGHT: Union Correctional Institution welcomed three new supervisors to its staff on Nov. 22 with two of those also celebrating promotions. (L-R) Lt. Eric Roberts transferred to UCI on Nov. 22. Latonya McCray was promoted to lieutenant at UCI, coming from Florida State Prison West Unit. Robert Kirkland was promoted to lieutenant from UCIs own staff of sergeants. UCI recognizes 6 for state service Union Correctional Institution recognized six staff members on Nov. 22 for providing years of service to the state of Florida. Each staff member received a shirt pin that denoted the number of years he or she had spent working for the state. Sgt. Keith Cavanagh and Classification Officer Laura Redd have 10 years of service each. Union CI Work Camp Food Service Director Annette Griffis, Officer Amanda Walter, Officer Walter Sands and Officer Christy Long have five years of service each. All six were congratulated by the leadership staff and their co-workers on this milestone accomplishment. Major Stanley Peterson (right) presented Sgt. Keith Cavanagh with his pin. Classification Officer Laura Redd (left) received her pin from Asst. Warden Stephen Rossiter. Officer Walter Sands (left) received his Peterson. Food Service Director Annette Griffis (left) received her pin from Warden Diane Andrews. Officer Christy Long (left) received her pin from Peterson. Officer Amanda Walter (left) received her pin from Peterson. UCI Get back issues online at StarkeJournal.com

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6A Union County Times Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 good reading habits with their children all year round so they become lifelong readers and learners. Scott kicked off the week at American Senior High School in Hialeah on Monday where she led students in the Million Minute Marathon, a special program that encourages students to read for an additional 20 minutes a day during the school day in celebration of literacy. The goal for 2014 is 33 million minutes, up from the 2013 goal of 30 million minutes. The results will be tallied and submitted by district reading contacts to the Department of Educations Just Read, Florida! Office. Traveling more than 780 miles in five days, the first lady spoke to more than 1,000 students throughout the week to promote the importance of reading and to inspire students and their families to set aside time to read together. While reading to the kindergarten and first graders at LBES, Scott asked the students what rambunctious meant. It means youre wild and crazy! a girl yelled out. The first lady read, Winston the Book Wolf, authored by Marni McGee and illustrated by Ian Beck. She then read Mr. Tanens Ties by Maryann Cocca-Leffler to the second, third and fourth graders. Before reading to each group, she signed and handed out certificates for Achieve3000 and the Literacy Week Poster Contest. It doesnt matter what your goals are, Scott told the students, reading and literacy are necessary on the path of success. The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy throughout the state by raising awareness of the programs and projects offered by the Department of Education and its partner agencies and organizations. For more information about Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visit Just Read, Florida! Learn more about this program at www.justreadflorida.com SCOTT Continued from 1A Literacy Week winners Congratulations to the following Lake Butler Elementary School students (those not pictured at left) for being the winners of the Literacy Week Poster Contest. 2nd grade: Rylie Parrish (1st place Elixson), Alyssa Monnett (2nd place Hill), Kiran Crawford (3rd place Saunders) 3rd grade: Erin Bradley (1st place Rapp), Isabella Manucy (2nd place Rapp), Destingy Lugenbeel (3rd place Rapp) 4th grade: Jamie Thomas (1st place McMillan), John Dekle (2nd place McMillan), Triston Foster (3rd place Faulk) Congratulations to the following Lake Butler Middle School students for being the winners of the Literacy Week Poster Contest. 5th grade: Katie Caren (1st place), Noah Sanderson (2nd place), Chloe DuBose (3rd place) 6th grade: Victoria Park (1st place), Courtney Cremeans (2nd place), Abigail Ripplinger (3rd place) 7th grade: Mason Wilkerson (1st place), Victoria Lake (2nd place), Nomie McMinn (3rd place) 8th grade: Sydney Archer (1st place), Melanie Bynum (2nd place), Makayla Coleman (3rd place) Kayley Tomlinson, 2nd grade (137 activities Saunders) Achieve3000 Most Activities Jewel Dekle, 2nd grade (124 activities Saunders) Alexis Cox, 3rd grade (52 activities Sharpe) Ethan Graham, 3rd grade (50 activities Rapp) Andrew Laux, 4th grade (131 activities Stidham) Patrick Graham, 4th grade (123 activities Faulk) Literacy Week Poster Contest Abigail Williams, Kindergarten (1st place Crawford) Rhett Prevatt, Kindergarten (2nd place Crawford) Brett Tucker, Kindergarten (3rd place Ferris) Layla Barber, 1st grade (1st place Norman) Callie Combs, 1st grade (2nd place Norman) Scarlett Stroud, 1st grade (3rd place Norman) LBES Principal Stacey R. Rimes, First Lady Ann Scott and LBES Assistant Principal Christie F. Perez

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Regional News Regional News B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 News from Bradford County, Union County and the Lake Region FEATURES CRIME SOCIALS OBITUARIES EDITORIAL Michael may not recognize Lowyn. But 8 months ago his cooling technique saved her life. UFHealth.orgWhen Lowyn Yancey was born, a pinched umbilical cord kept her brain from getting oxygen for several minutes. A cooling technique developed by Dr. Michael Weiss at UF Health helped her brain recover, and today shes a healthy little girl. Michael and Lowyn share an important, if invisible, connection one that helps us move medicine forward.UF Health and Shands Starke Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer It was a rematch of last years District 5-2A championship match, but the Keystone Heights High School girls soccer team couldnt win its second straight title, losing 3-0 to Santa Fe on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. The Raiders (24-1) played a physical match that Keystone head coach Kenny Seneca said was no different from the teams two regular-season meetings, which Santa Fe won by scores of 4-2 and 2-0. Theyre a very physical team. The other two times we played them, they were physical, Seneca said, adding, Sometimes it gets in (the Keystone players) heads when it gets physical out there. Keystone (17-8-1) will have to travel to Ocala to play defending state champion Trinity Catholic in a regional quarterfinal match on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Trinity Catholic (14-3-1), which earned the right to host by defeating Umatilla 8-0 for the District 6 championship, defeated the Indians 8-0 in last years regional semifinals. We played them last year, so we kind of know what to expect, Seneca said. Its going to be very challenging. Keystone and Santa Fe appeared as if they would play a scoreless first half, but the Raiders Kim Melton was in the right place at the right time, collecting a rebound and scoring after teammate Taylor Martin missed a shot directly in front of the goal. That put the Raiders up 1-0 with approximately Santa Fe defeats Keystone for District 5 championship 12 minutes remaining until halftime. We knew if we went out there and played our game, that we could beat them, Seneca said. It just didnt go our way tonight. They got a lucky break in the first half on their first goal and kind of got momentum from there. If things had one our way and we had gotten that break, you never know. The Indians set themselves up with a good scoring opportunity in the 18 th minute, with Julia Osteen and Raychel Trimble passing the ball back and forth down the field. Trimble received the ball inside the box, but was unable to get the ball past the Santa Fe goalie. Santa Fe had several good looks in the first half, but misfired on some opportunities, with Arzie making several nice See DISTRICT, 5B B-U Technical Center is proud owner of 2 new trucks BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Kirk Abercrombie and Robert Lyons are too old to ask Santa Claus for toy trucks. How about the real thing, then? The two men are the instructors for the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program, which received a gift in the form of two semi trucks from Florida Gateway College. Christmas may have passed, but the timing was perfect for the technical center program. The three trucks students take out on the road each have at least 1 million miles. Christmas was a little less than a month ago, but this is truly Christmas in January, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth said during a Jan. 17 reception and key exchange. Added Abercrombie: Its been a long time coming. Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish both thanked Congressman Ted Yoho, who was present, for helping speed up the process. Approval of the transfer of titles had to be gained from the Department of Labor, which funded a grant Florida Gateway College used to purchase the vehicles. The request wound up sitting on a desk for months, Reddish said. Thats when Yoho stepped in. He helped them to understand how critical it was the timeliness of this transfer, Reddish said. We were towing our trucks in every other week See TRUCKS, 6B RIGHT: Madison Colaw (foreground) beats a Santa Fe player to the ball. BELOW: Raychel Trimble (left) battles a Santa Fe player for control of a throw-in. Participating in a Jan. 17 key exchange are (l-r) Congressman Ted Yoho, Tracy Hickman, Florida Gateway president, operational programs, Bradford County Superintendent of Schools Chad Farnsworth and BradfordUnion Technical Center Director Christy Reddish. Bradford assistant superintendent of schools, enjoys a the wheel.

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Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 17 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. All profits will go toward funding Santa Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. The 2014 Bradford High School Tornado alumni softball game is this Saturday, Jan. 25, at the high school stadium behind Bradford Middle School and the Bradford-Union Technical Center. A homerun derby starts the event at 5 p.m., followed by the game at 6 p.m. Come out and watch BHS players of the past and present. Talent Fest Showdown is Jan. 25 BHS to host alumni softball game Jan. 25 Archaeology, weaving to be topics at Feb. 3 DAR meeting Judy Jull, a master weaver and colonial archaeologist, will be featured at the Monday, Feb. 3, meeting of the Col. Samuel Elbert Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which will be held at IHOP in Starke at 10:30 a.m. Jull will share her experiences at a dig and talk about the art of Deadline to enter Feb. 8 Miss Bradford Fest is Jan. 24 The fourth annual Santa Fe College Miss Bradford Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bradford High School au ditorium at 7 p.m. Contestants will compete in Western wear, talent, party dress, evening wear, photogenic and on-stage question categories in the following age divisions: 4-7 (Little Miss), 8-12 (Junior Miss), 13-17 (Teen Miss) and graduat ing high school seniors-22 years old (Miss). The winner of the Miss division could win a twoyear Santa Fe College schol arship. (Must meet eligibility requirements for college enroll ment.) An orientation will be held Lennard Register will be presented with the first-ever Distinguished Citizen Award from Starke at the Boy Scouts of Americas American Values Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the National Guard armory on Edwards Road in Starke. Casey Jones will be the events keynote speaker. Jones was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549 that crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Jan. 15, 2009. A social is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. The North Florida River Rats weaving, which the colonists brought to America. Visitors are welcome. Any woman 18 years of age or older regardless of race, religion or ethnic backgroundwho 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. Please contact Konnie Beauregard at 352-475-1865 for more information. Boy Scouts dinner to honor Register, feature Hudson River crash survivor Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. The deadline to enter the pag eant is Friday, Jan. 24. Entry forms may be obtained via email. Please send email requests to thorn99@embarqmail.com. Miss Bradford Fest funds San ta Fe College scholarships for Bradford County students. For more information, please call Lisa Tatum at 904-966-1514 or Brenda Thornton at 904-3648266. Register, who was a longtime coach in Bradford County schools, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1943 and was the first person in Hamilton County to achieve such a rank. There is no admission, but those interested in attending are asked to consider a $150 donation to support Scouting in Bradford County. Please RSVP by calling Barry Warren at 352-494-3326 or Terry Vaughan at 904-966-6266. River Rats team seeking players 12U travel baseball team is seeking three to four committed players to complete its spring roster. Players cannot turn 13 before May 1. For more information, please contact Kim Albritton at 386365-0950. Victoria Jolley, of Keystone Heights, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Flagler College. Jolley was one of approximately 177 Flagler seniors at the spring commencement ceremony held Dec. 14 on the college campus in St. Augustine. Army Pvt. Bruce R. Kirksey Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Kirksey is the son of Pamela Spegal of Keystone Heights. He is a 2012 graduate of Keystone Heights High School. Destiny? Prevatts serving food, fun in Starke BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Word on the street was the Prevatt family, which owned Prevatts Sports Bar and Grill in Middleburg, was going to open a restaurant in Starke. Jackson Prevatt and his son Brandon said they werent sure how those rumors started, but after hearing them they thought theyd take a ride to Starke and see if there was a location that would suit their purposes. The result made rumor become reality. The family, which also includes Jacksons son, Jason, opened its second restaurant located on Call Street in the former Mama Mias location in late November. We wanted to expand and take on new responsibilities and challenges, Brandon said. Brandon said the family kept getting asked all kinds of questions about opening a restaurant in Starke and even closing the restaurant in Middleburg. It was strange as the family had no plans of expanding at that point in time. We heard a bunch of different versions of how we were ultimately moving to Starke, and everybody was sure of it, Brandon said. We didnt want to let anybody down. Starke was at the top of Jackson Prevatts list anyway when it came to possible sites for a second restaurant. He was born and raised there. My dad was a preacher here in town and had a little church called Airpark, right there between the high school and the middle school, Jackson said. I grew up about a block from there on Collins Street off of Pratt (Street). I walked to every school Ive ever been to. I walked to Starke Elementary, walked to the middle school and then walked to the high school. Ive been here all my life up until I got to be an adult. It was Middleburg where Jacksons sons primarily grew up. The strip-mall site where the family opened the first Prevatts had been the site to a couple of different restaurants covering a period of more than 30 years. Brandon said the only reason those previous restaurants closed was health issues with the owners. It had proven it was going to do all right, Brandon said. Brandon said he and his brother used to hang out at the restaurant that preceded Prevatts, so they were familiar with the locale. The brothers, who had experience in sales, thought opening a restaurant there would be a fun thing to do. For Jackson, the business seemed like a good way to reconnect with his sons. His job in sales and marketing for Delta Airlines kept him away from See PREVATT, 4B Jolley graduates from Flagler College Kirksey graduates from basic training ABOVE: Jackson is pictured with sons Jason (left) and Brandon. LEFT: Jenny Moss prepares a pitcher of beer. Cory Tennant mans the grill in the kitchen menu items are prepared upon order.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 3B I RS IRS NOGEL S AUTO SALES NOEGEL S AUTO SALES, INC. 1018 N. T emple Ave., Starke, FL 32091 904-964-6461*Plus tag fee, W ACwww .noegels.com $799DOWN ONL Y $899 DOWN $1 200DOWN $899DOWN $1500 DOWN $1299DOWN $1200DOWN ONL Y $999 DOWN $999DOWN and a (352) 478-81302 90 South Lawrence Blvd. Keystone Heights, FL 32656 Refreshments Super Sales Drawings Door Prizes Sh ear Creations A Hair & Nail Salon SAT JAN 25TH 12 3PM Need not be present to wn Win Me Fille d with GOODIES! The following individuals were arrested recently by local law enforcement officers in Bradford, Union or Clay (Keystone Heights area) counties : Bradford Christopher Dewayne Alexander, 41, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 15 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $500. Samuel Reese Box, 19, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for trespassing. Bond was set at $2,000. Marcus Kevin Bradley, 57, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police for battery. According to the arrest report, Bradley attacked an acquaintance after accusing him of trying to steal his phone. The victim was in Bradleys home at the time of the incident and started to leave on his bicycle after Bradley had become angry about the phone. Bradley grabbed the victim, pulled him off the bike and kicked him several times in the face with a steel-toe boot, according to the report. He then made several threats to the victim as he rode away, following him for several miles. The police officer later found Bradley at his home and noted in the report he was highly intoxicated and uncooperative during the arrest. Bond was set at $25,000. Dameon Daquen Butler, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Bradford deputies on a warrant for eight charges of possession of cocaine. Bond was set at $100,000. Aaron Marshall Copeland, 36, of Starke was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for trespassing. According to the arrest report, police were called to Walmart after someone wearing a striped shirt was observed walking through the parking lot trying to open car doors. The officer spotted Copeland in the Dickeys BBQ parking lot wearing a striped shirt. Copeland stated he was waiting for a friend to pick him up. After checking system records, the officer found that Copeland had been trespassed from Walmart last February and arrested him for trespassing. Bond was set at $500. Kimberly Mae Cornwall, 37, of Lawtey was arrested Jan. 20 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Ted Bernard Curtis, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $5,000. Rebecca Lynn Gerding, 40, of Hampton was arrested Jan. 20 by Starke police for driving while license suspended or revoked. Janeka Breanne Greene, 24, of Starke was arrested Jan. 13 by Starke police for larceny. According to the arrest report, Greene was observed by a Walmart compliance officer taking a phone case and charger off the shelf, walking around the store and taking the items out of the packaging, and then putting them in her purse. When she walked past the final point of sale, she was detained and police called. Several other stolen items were also found in her purse. Bond was set at $2,000. Stephen Louis Heslar, 26, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for failure to appear. Lisa Michelle Mackey, 23, of Sanderson was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for driving while license suspended or revoked. Carlis Manning, 48, of Maxville was arrested Jan. 18 by Bradford deputies for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop for a headlight being out on U.S. 301 and Adams Street in Starke. Therious O. McCloud, 32, of Starke was arrested Jan. 19 by Starke police on a warrant for battery, burglary and obstructing justice. According to the offense report for the warrant, McCloud went to an ex-girlfriends apartment on Jan. 9 and pushed his way in, demanding she return his phone charger. The victim told McCloud she had thrown it away, but would buy him a new one. McCloud then became angry and started yelling at the victim. He then punched her in the face before leaving the scene. While police were interviewing the victim the same day, McCloud called the victim, asking why she called the police. The victim put the phone on speaker, and they heard McCloud threaten the victim and her family if she didnt do something to get the police to back off of him. After his arrest, bond was set at $50,000 for the three charges. Ronald W. Nugent, 55, of Starke was arrested Jan. 17 by Starke police on a warrant for possession of drugs. The warrant is from an incident last year on Oct. 26 when Nugent was observed leaving a residence known for drug activity and stopped later by the officer. After questioning, Nugent gave the officer a cigarette pack containing crack, but he was released at the time due to health conditions. Bond was set at $2,500. Lakeefia Keanna Risby, 25, of Starke was arrested Jan. 15 by Starke police for child neglect. According to the arrest report, police were called to Orangewood Apartments about an unsupervised 4-year-old. The report said the child knocked on a neighbors apartment door and told the person that answered that she was home alone and scared, and that her mother had left her to go to the store. Risby, the mother, was reached at her place of employment by the police officer and returned to her home. She told the officer she had briefly gone to her workplace to retrieve some paperwork. Risby was arrested and the child was turned over to her aunt for care. Kevin Laroy Sullivan, 34, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 19 by Bradford deputies for driving under the influence and for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $10,000. Troy Blaine Tetstone, 25, of Brooker was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies for possession of drugs. A deputy was called to a residence in the Graham area for a dispute and went to speak with Tetstone, who was seated in a vehicle. The deputy smelled marijuana from the car, and a search turned up a small bag with marijuana residue and two pills that were identified as morphine. Bond was set at $5,000. Jardian Darrell Thomas, 23, of Gainesville was arrested Jan. 16 by Bradford deputies on a warrant from Alachua County for grand theft. Bond was set at $5,000. Matthew Leon Wilkerson, 29, of Raiford was arrested Jan. 14 by Bradford deputies for probation violation. Keystone/Melrose Ernest Dyal, 51, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 20 by Clay deputies for a probation violation. David Frew, 53, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for felony battery and resisting arrest without violence. Cynthia Roberts, 50, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 15 by Clay deputies for an out-of-county warrant. Hannah Thomas, 18, of Keystone Heights was arrested Jan. 14 by Clay deputies for failure to appear. Matthew Torrent, 29, of Melrose was arrested Jan. 16 by Clay deputies for contempt of court. Union Johnny Lee Thomas Jr., 43, of Douglas, Ga., was arrested Jan. 15 by Union deputies on a warrant for two charges of felony probation violation. Bond was set at $50,000. Marquise Rashad Williams, 19, of Lake Butler was arrested Jan. 16 by Union deputies for burglary, battery, trespassing, aggravated battery on law enforcement officer, resisting an officer and criminal mischiefproperty damage. According to the arrest report, the charges stem from several incidents that occurred in the past four weeks in Union County. On Dec. 24, deputies were called to investigate a domestic violence call at Santa Fe Mobile Home Park. The victim accused Williams of choking her during an argument. She also said he broke into her home and trashed it, and stole some items from the residence. Also, a person at the mobile home park told deputies he and Williams were arguing outside the victims home when Williams kicked the persons car, putting a large dent in the side. Williams could not be located at the mobile home park, but deputies did find him several days later near the intersection of S.R. 238 and S.R. 231 in Lake Butler. Williams took off running when he spotted the deputies, and one deputy was injured during the chase in the dark when he ran into a metal clothesline. Williams escaped again, and on Jan. 12 he showed back up at the female victims home and slapped her in the face and left. He turned himself in to the sheriffs office Jan. 16 and was arrested. Dwight Delano Parker, 38, of Lake Butler and Latisha Diane Parker, 38, of Lake Butler were arrested Jan. 14 by Union deputies, and both were charged with battery and disorderly conduct. According to the arrest report, the married couple got into an argument that escalated to a physical fight at the Kangaroo in Lake Butler. t Crime t Recent arrests in Bradford, Clay or Union

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Bradford Parents Athletic season is under way 4B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Starke Chiropracticwww.starkechiropractic.com Email: info@starkechiropractic.com 225 South Orange Street Starke, Florida904-368-0011 MASSAGE THERAPYBy Rebecca Hinson, LMTMA58310 MM24866 WOW!After 4 years Only$57 1-Hour Massage $3530-min. MassageCHIROPRACTIC SERVICESDr. Martin SlaughterNATL REGISTRY CERTIFIED MEDICAL EXAMINER Auto Accident Injuries Headaches Neck & Back Pain DOT PhysicalsOPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9AM UNTIL 6PM I n ternet Ca f e 301 S. Star ke Across from KOA904-964-3350Sweepstakes Amusement Parlor 904-368-0687 ph 904-368-0689 f axMARGARE T ANDERSON 101 1 N. Temple Ave. Starke. FL (US 301 North)Family Law & Will Preparation30 years experience Margaret will continue to serve clients in Alachua County as well as Bradford & Union counties The Bradford Parents Athletic Association kicked off its inaugural season of recreation flag footballopen to boys and girlson Jan. 11. Two teams compete in the 5-7-year-old division, two teams compete in the 8-10 division and four teams compete in the 11-13 division. Games, which are expected to run through Feb. 22, are held on Saturday mornings at the Edwards Road Sports Complex. This was offered as a winter sport because not much is available from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day to keep kids physically active. Members of the association said they were pleased with the turnout. l-r) Bryson Huggins, Grayson Jennings and Foster Smith wait for the ball to be hiked by Ryland Rike. Photos courtesy of Patricia Cook. home. It just seemed like a great opportunity for us to be together, Jackson said. I mean, really, that was my whole goal just to spend time with them. The lack of restaurant experience and a bad time to open a business in light of the economy at the time did nothing to deter the family, which opened Prevatts Sports Bar & Grill approximately four years ago. We just jumped in like idiots, Brandon said, laughing, with Jackson adding, Yeah, were not the smartest group in town. We just decided to go with it. The start of the restaurant kept Brandon pretty busy. When we first opened the restaurant, technically Dad was still working full time for Delta, and my brother was still working full time for a mortgage company, he said. I ran the restaurant pretty much night and day and lived in it for about a year. I dont think we really had time to figure out if we were successful or not. We just kind of rolled with it. There was just a ton of stuff to do all the time. Now, theres a lot of work involved in trying to get a second restaurant established. You constantly have something to do, Brandon said. Theres a lot of responsibility. Not only that, to have a successful restaurant in these smaller towns, you have to provide the customers with entertainment and things to do. Just coming and eating dinner isnt enough. Prevatts hosts poker and pool tournaments, for example, and offers cornhole on Tuesday nights. Live music is also a staple of Prevatts. We want you to come in and eat, but we want you to hang out for a little while, too, Brandon said. Grab a beer, enjoy your friends, watch some sports, play a game. Offering various activities and entertainment does not mean the Prevatt family members do not take pride in the food they serve. Prevatts cuts its own chicken strips and steaks, and makes its own sauces and dressings. Everything is cooked to order. We cook everything fresh, Brandon said. Theres nothing under a heat lamp ever. The menu offers the usual items you would find in any similar restaurant, but there are differences. We tried to make it a little different than your typical sports bar that specializes in wings and burgers, Jackson said. I mean, we have those, and we have very good ones, but we came up with stuffed potatoes, which you dont see in many other places. Brandon said the common belief is the simpler the menu, the better. Well, that doesnt Vendor applications are now being accepted through the end of February for the Bradford County Fair, which is scheduled for March 11-16. (The side gates of the livestock barn will be open on March 8 for the annual 4-H goat show.) Vendors can apply online by visiting www. bradfordcountyfair.net Rabbit and poultry entries will be accepted on March 8, while home division and arts and crafts entries will be accepted March 10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The theme of this years fair is Bradford Big Top. Circus-type shows will be held twice daily and three times on Saturday on the midway. This years fair also features a new midway provided by Deggeller Attractions, which also provides the midway for the Clay County Fair. For more information on the fair, please visit the aforementioned website, or call the fair office at 904-964-5252. Important info for 2014 Bradford County Fair PREVATT Continued from 2B necessarily work in a small town where some people are apt to eat at a restaurant almost every day. Therefore, Prevatts offers quite an extensive list of items as well as rotating daily specials. We have options, Brandon said. If you cant find three or four things on our menu you like, you might not like food much. For the Prevatts, Starke is home; Middleburg is home. They want their restaurants to feel like home. Its why Jackson says employees work with the Prevatts instead of for the Prevatts. I dont really ever look as anybody working for me, Jackson said. They work with us. We make it more of a family. Youre part of it. Youre not just an employee; youre part of this place. The same goes for those who choose to stop and dine. The Prevatts want to chat with you and get to know you if they dont already. Really, thats what makes the effort required to run a restaurant worth it. Its a lot of hard work, but its fun work, Brandon said. Its not really hard to get up and go hang out with your friends. In the end, the Prevatt family members want to be more than restaurant owners. They want to become immersed in the communities they serve. You dont want to just be a business, Jackson said. You want to be part of the fabric of what makes the community what it is. To do that, you need to participate. You need to be part of it. It seems the Prevatts were destined to become a part of the Starke community. They dont know how those rumors of opening a restaurant in Starke began, but theyre happy to now be there. Its like coming back home, Jackson said. Jo es Tires 13761 South US 301 Starke(1/2 mile south of walmart) 964-(8473) Katie Collins is a tray of drinks to get your meal started. Bryant Gay, who was in town from Panama City to undergo training at the BradfordUnion Technical Tammy Cooper. Al Stefanelli looks the menu and his girlfriend, Dedra Stone, burger he ordered for dinner.

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section 5B R ESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Drain Cleaning Slab Leaks Remodels Water Heaters Tankless Water Heaters Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction Handicap Accessible Remodels Repipes Faucet Repairs Toilets New Construction H andicap Accessible Remodels W e accept all Major Credit Cards CFC 1428926 NOR M ANDY HOMES of JAX Normandy Homes of Jacksonville7952-12 NORMANDY BL VD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32221 AX IM E! $ P ALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES $ $ Huge W alk-in Pantry $ P ALM HARBOR TOWN HOMES Visiting Crescent City handed the Union County High School boys basketball team a 60-40 loss on Jan. 18. Parker Hodgson led the Tigers (6-14) with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Trey Spitze had 11 points. Larry Collins and Daryl Watkins each had four points, while Austin Dukes had three points. Watkins also had five assists. The Tigers, who began the week with a 65-54 loss to district opponent Chiefland on Jan. 14, fell to 3-6 in District 7-1A with a 65-35 loss to Williston on Jan. 17 in Lake Butler. Dukes and Geordyn Green scored 10 and nine points, respectively, with Dukes adding seven rebounds. Kyle Mosher had seven points, while Spitze and Hodgson had four and three points, respectively. Watkins added two points. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Union County High Bailey Zinkel posted a doubledouble as the Keystone Heights High School girls basketball team defeated District 5-4A opponent 38-33 on Jan. 14 in Keystone. Zinkel scored 12 points and had 11 rebounds for the Indians (9-13, 3-6 in District 5). Caiylen Gonzales and Karla Casas scored 10 and seven points, respectively, while Alexa Born and Caroline McCormick scored six and three points, respectively. McCormick added four assists. Keystone hosts St. Francis on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. The Indians then host West Nassau on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. P.K. Yonge handed the Bradford High School girls basketball team its second District 5-4A loss of the week, defeating the Tornadoes 60-24 on Jan. 17 in Gainesville. Bradford (12-8, 6-4 in District 5) got nine and six points from Nyasia Davis and Tracey Kemp, respectively. Keshanna Ardley and Meghan Woods scored four and three points, respectively, while Mackenzie Gault had two points. The Tornadoes started off the Juan Grimaldo scored two goals, while Nacho Grimaldo had three assists in Keystone Heights High Schools 7-0 win over Fort White in the quarterfinals of the District 5-2A tournament on Jan. 20 in Gainesville. The top-seeded Indians were scheduled to play either fourth seed Crescent City or fifth seed P.K. Yonge in a semifinal match on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins that matchup, it will play for the championship on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. All matches are at Citizens Field in Gainesville. In the win over eighth seed KHHS boys advance to district soccer BHS girls lose 2 of 3 district games week with a 63-23 district win over visiting Interlachen on Jan. 14. Kemp scored 21 points and had eight assists, while Davis had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ardley and Woods scored nine and eight points, respectively, while Gault had four points. Danique Hudson added another three points. On Jan. 16, the Tornadoes traveled to Alachua to play district opponent Santa Fe, losing 61-52. Bradford outscored the Raiders in every quarter but the second, in which the Tornadoes were outscored 19-7. Davis and Kemp each had 22 points, with Davis grabbing 12 rebounds and Kemp dishing out eight assists. Ardley and Hudson had four and two points, respectively, while Woods and Faith Anderson each had one point. Bradford will travel to play Fleming Island on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The Tornadoes travel to play Gainesville on Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Keystone girls edge Fort White for district win UC girls drop 2 in district Union boys fall to Crescent City Fort White, the Indians also got a goal each from Dylan Beard, Zac Fairbanks, Wyatt Graziano, Zac Hawkins and Cory Hedding. Graziano, Hedding, Karl Dionisi and Juan Grimaldo each had an assist. Prior to the start of the District 5 tournament, Keystone hosted defending Class 2A champion Bolles on Jan. 17, losing 3-1. Graziano had the lone goal. School girls basketball team suffered District 7-1A losses against Chiefland on Jan. 14 and Williston on Jan. 17. Keyambre Cobb scored 15 points and had six rebounds and five steals in the 36-26 loss to Chiefland. Qushawn Smith and Nancy Slocum had five and four points, respectively, with Smith adding six rebounds and four steals and Slocum adding four rebounds and four steals. Madison McClellan had two points, while Jordan Howe grabbed nine rebounds. In a 50-28 loss to Williston, Cobb and McClellan scored 13 and nine points, respectively. Smith, who had six rebounds, scored four points, while Slocum had two. The Tigers (3-14) played Interlachen this past Tuesday and will travel to play Baker County on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Union travels to play Trenton on Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. saves on others. Perhaps Arzies best play was a deflection of a hard shot up and over the goal in the 21 st minute to keep the match scoreless. Keystones Hanna Crane had a one-on-one opportunity against the Santa Fe goalie approximately seven minutes into the second half, but couldnt convert. Arzie made a nice leaping save of one shot in the second half, but the Raiders were able to put two balls into the net in the 11 th and 15 th minutes. The Indians earned their 12 th regional berth in their 14year history by first defeating Newberry 9-1 in the district quarterfinals on Jan. 13 and then defeating Eastside 3-2 in the Jan. 16 semifinals. Crane gave the Indians a 2-0 lead against Eastside, scoring two goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half. (Madison Colaw earned an assist on the second.) The Rams, though, would tie the score, with Emily Lam converting a penalty kick in the 60 th minute and Courtney Rouse scoring in the 70 th minute. With approximately six minutes remaining, Crane added her third goal to give the Indians the win. They fought through and didnt give up, Seneca said. The winner of the KeystoneTrinity Catholic regional quarterfinal match will play the winner between Santa Fe and Umatilla in a regional semifinal match on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. If Keystone wins, it would have to travel to play either team. Visit www.starkejournal. com to view more photos. (Membership required.) DISTRICT Continued from 1B Haley Sweat competes in the clean and jerk for Bradford. Hamm, Christin Hopkins and Haley Sweat. KHHS hosts annual weightlifting invitational BY CLIFF SMELLEY Staff Writer Keystone Heights High School welcomed 11 other schools to the 15 th annual KHHS Girls Weightlifting Invitational, which saw Bradford High School earn six medals and the host school earning one. Gainesville, which was last years runner-up, topped the team standings with a score of 63. Ocala Vanguard, which placed third last year, was this years runner-up with a score of 40. Individuals earned medals for placing first through sixth. Bradford, which was fifth in the team standings with a score of 19, had two lifters earn secondplace medals. Luci Hamm was the runner-up in the 101 class with a 205-pound total (100 bench, 105 clean and jerk), while Christin Hopkins was the runner-up in the 119 class with a 235 total (110, 125). Karen Clark and Autumn Rodgers each placed fourth for the Tornadoes, with Clark compiling a 210 total (100, 110) in the 110 class and Rodgers compiling a 225 total (90, 135) in the 129 class. Haley Sweat earned a fifthplace medal for Bradford with a 280 total (135, 145) in the unlimited class, while Jordan Davis earned a sixth-place medal in the 139 class with a 225 total (110, 115). Keystones medal came courtesy of Rachael Shelly Schammert, who placed fifth in the 183 class with a 260 total (130, 130). Other results for Bradford, including exhibition lifters, were: Kierston Boatwright 200 Rachael Shelly Schammert lone medal with Brianna her foot into it during the to Santa Fe in the District 5-2A play Ocala Trinity Catholic in a regional match on Thursday, Jan.

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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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,895 Archer Funeral Home Pre-payment accepted Within Your Means Now, Peace of Mind Always 55 North Lake Avenue Lake Butler, Florida 32054 d Obituaries d Michael Hintz KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Michael K. Hintz, 60, of Keystone Heights, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Sept. 21, 1953, in Leer, Germany, the son of Herbert Hintz and the late Marga Hintz. He was the oldest of three siblings, who include Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz. He attended C.W. Post College in Long Island, N.Y., and later graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 1996. He married his wife, Christine Hintz, on Oct. 9, 1976. Some of Michaels favorite hobbies were golfing with friends at Keystone Golf and Country Club, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by: his wife, Christy; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Nathan McKnight; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amalia Hintz and sons Mark Hintz and Kyle Hintz; grandson Leo Hintz; siblings Rita (Hintz) Newnan and Frank Hintz; nephews and niece Jim and Joe Schueller and Lilia and William Hintz; and father, Herbert Hintz. A celebration of life service will be held at Keystone United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. Arrangements in the care of Countryside Funeral Home of Anthony. PAID OBITUARY William Hofmann KEYSTONE HEIGHTS William Frank Bill Hofmann, 90, of Keystone Heights died in Starke Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born July 24, 1923, in Chicago to the late William and Florence (Gillispie) Hofmann and had been a resident of Keystone for the past four years. He served in the United States Army during 19431946, and prior to retirement, he was an inspector for AT&T. He attended St. William Catholic Church in Keystone Heights. He is survived by: his wife of 65 years, Glennette Glenn; children Debbie (Bill) Pransky of Elmhurst, Ill., Denise (Bill) Teeter of Keystone Heights, Gary (Cindi) Hofmann of Algonquin, Ill., and Rick (Karen) Hofmann of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Jan. 17, at St. William Catholic Church, with Father Mike Williams officiating. Burial for Mr. Hofmann will be at later date. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Jeannette Mundell Jeannette Mundell KEYSTONE HEIGHTSMrs. Jeannette Mary Mundell, 71, of Keystone Heights passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. She was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Daytona Beach to the late George and Theresa (Ahrendts) Meyers and has been a resident of the Keystone Heights area for the past 43 years. Prior to her retiring, she was an administrative assistant for MidFlorida Area Agency on Aging. She was also a homemaker, member of Freedom Baptist Church and was an avid reader. She enjoyed shopping and watching movies, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Mundell was preceded in death by her grandson, Justin Curtis Disharoon. Survivors are: her husband of 53 years, George H. Mundell; and their three children, Heather (Len) Bilton of Savannah, Ga., Shawn Mundell of Alpine, Tenn., and Tiffany (Kevin) Crowe of Roswell, Ga. Also left behind are five grandchildren, who knew her as Memom, Austin Disharoon of Savannah, Ga., Nicolas Mundell and Tyler Mundell, both of Alpine, Tenn., and Errin Crowe and Payton Crowe, both of Roswell, Ga. Funeral services were on Jan. 18 at Freedom Baptist Church, with Pastor Ken Herring officiating. The burial followed at Keystone Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to be made to Radical Life Missions, P.O. Box 1248, Keystone Heights, FL 32656. Arrangements are under the care of Jerry Whitehead Dear Union County Friends, Only one month ago, my children and I lost my husband and their father, Jerry Whitehead. It has been a devastating personal loss to us. Our focus has been solely on grieving his loss and adjusting to life without the genuine love we all felt from and for him. But this community has been there for us. You cant imagine how much you have helped us get through this extremely painful experience. We cant thank you all enough for the outpouring of love and support you have shown our family. You calls, visits, prayers and caring hearts have helped us survive. There is no way we could or can make it without you. I know Jerry is looking down with deep gratitude for all you have done for us in our grief. How he loved the people of Union County! With truly grateful hearts, Tammy, Chelsea, Jake, JackHenry and Presley Whitehead Card of Thanks Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. PAID OBITUARY Rodney Skaggs KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Rodney L. Skaggs, 83, of Keystone Heights died Dec. 29, 2013, in Palatka. He served in the United States Air Force and was a member of AMVETS Post 86 in Keystone Heights and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Skaggs Landscaping in Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Keystone Heights AMVETS Post 86. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. Roger Skelton MELROSE Roger Franklin Skelton, 82, of Melrose died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Haven Hospice Custead Care Center in Orange Park. He was born in Remerton, Ga., June 29, 1931, to the late James and Edna (McGuryt) Skelton and had been a truck driver for Roadway before retiring. He was a longtime resident of the area and was a member of Keystone United Methodist Church, Melrose Masonic Lodge and the Keystone Shrine Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Margaret Katherine; and his daughter, Vickie Hester. He is survived by: his wife of 12 years, Margaret Nelson; children Theresa (Charles) Cooley of Jacksonville and Joylynn (James G.) Lane of Middleburg; stepsons Larry (Dawn) Pullo of Bostwick and Randy Pullo of Ponte Vedra,; sonin-law, Randy Hester of Green Cove Springs; sisters Margaret Lewis of Claxton, Ga., and Jackie Vincent of Alabama, Ga.; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Keystone United Methodist Church, with Dr. Tom Farmer officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to L.A.M.B., P.O. Box 1385, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are under the care of Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Keystone Heights. to be repaired. Im telling you, those repairs were not cheap. They were definitely on their last legs. Congressman Yoho made contact with the Department of Labor and told them of our predicament. He encouraged them to make a timely approval and transfer. The very next week, we had the go-ahead. Added Farnsworth: I want to thank him for his efforts in facilitating this transfer and help everyone understand this guy is truly dedicated to Bradford County. For his part, Yoho said he was excited to be able to partake in the transfer of the keys. This is an awesome thing. However, he deflected a lot of the credit to Clay Martin, his district director. Clays one of those guys who sits in the background, Yoho said. You dont hear much from him, but hes a worker. He does a lot of work. He gets things done. He knows how to work stuff through the system. Reddish said thanks also go to Florida Gateway Colleges Tracy Hickman (vice president, operational programs), who was also present for the Jan. 17 key exchange. Florida Gateway College once offered a truck-driving program, but it was last offered approximately two years ago, Reddish said. The two trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center received from the college are 2008 models and each has approximately 21,000 miles on it. (The three road trucks the center has been using are 2000 models.) Theyre not really broken in until about 100,000 miles, so theyre brand new to us, Abercrombie said. They still smell new inside. Now, the three trucks the Bradford-Union Technical Center was taking out on the road can be utilized strictly for training at the schools driving range. It worked out good because I dont know if the other ones couldve made it on the road for another class, Abercrombie said. Every student gets 1,000 miles (on the road). Right now, we have 12 students. Farnsworth and Yoho both took an opportunity to look at the big picture. Farnsworth said the Bradford-Union Technical Centers commercial vehicle driving program has a graduation percentage in the high 90s and an employment rate of 100 percent, with many students getting TRUCKS Continued from 1B hired prior to the programs completion. What our community will thrive on is putting people to work and helping people get behind the wheels of these trucks, Farnsworth said. Currently, there are over 500,000 jobs across the United States in truck driving. For our community to be able to tap into those opportunities its just immeasurable the impact that can have. Yoho said the commercial vehicle driving program is part of the backbone of this country and is key to making this part of the state recession proof. Has anybody here ever bought anything? We go to a store, right? That stuff just doesnt show up there, Yoho said. Its got to be driven there. The freight line and the truckers are the backbone of getting product around this country. Yeah, the rails are out there, too, and they do a fantastic job, but its got to go from the rail to the store. If it wasnt for the truckers of this great country of ours and our road system, we Robert Lyons, one of the Bradford-Union Technical on as somebody checks out the inside of one of the wouldnt have the convenience and the products we have on our shelves. These programs are so important. It creates jobs. It makes this community stronger. Our goal is to make North Central Floridathe Third Congressional District of Floridathe economic driver, not just for the state, but for the Southeast. The commercial vehicle driving program at the BradfordUnion Technical Center has been helping supply drivers toward that end since the 1970s. It was the first truck-driving program in the state of Florida, Farnsworth said. Thats saying a lot. The fact that were honoring this program with two beautiful, new trucks is just a great thing to see. It was an event to match the a childs excitement of waking up on Dec. 25. Like the superintendent said, its like Christmas all over again, Reddish said. We couldnt believe it. We were pinching ourselves on (Jan. 15) when we actually transferred the titles.

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For further information call Florida Commission on Human Relations, Lisa Sutherland 850-488-7082 ext #1005. YARD SALE BENEFIT FOR LAURA CROFT Fam ily, friends and Palestine Hunting Club is sponsor ing a Yard Sale, Cake Auction & Chicken Pilau Dinner sale at the Lulu Community center on February 1st. at 8:00 am. Cake Auction to begin @ 11am. If you would like to reserve a table or donate items, contact Connie Davis@496-3058 or 496-3062. 41 Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION to be held at Waldo Self Stor age, 17842 NE hwy 301, Waldo, Fl. on February 12,2014 at 10:00am. Lot number 309 belonging to Eric Irvin, described as: 1989 Ford 150 XLT extended cab/ 2 tone brown with brown camper shell. VIN 1FTEX15N 9PKB71713 42 Motor Vehicles & Accessories $CASH$ FOR JUNK cars, up to $500. Free pick up, running or not. Call 352445-3909. MOTORCYCLE FOR SALE 2006 HONDA VTX1300, $5500. Cobra Pipes ulti matum seat, windshield, hard saddle bags ,many more extras. Call 352478-9130. NOW OPEN at 445 W Main St. Lake Butler Be hind C & S outdoors. Call 904-769-1649. 47 Commercial Property (Rent, Lease or Sale) DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. DOWNTOWN STARKE Pro $315 per month. Confer ence room, kitchen, utili ties and more provided. 904-364-8395. RETAIL SPACE in busy strip center. 1,000 sq. ft. and 2,000 sq. ft. units. South HWY 301 front age, across from the KOA Campground. Call 352235-1675. FOR RENT PROFES SIONAL OFFICE, 1,500 sq. ft.$1,000/mo.up to 3,000 sq. ft. contiguous $2,000/mo. Warehouse 3,000 sq. ft. $800/mo. Smith & Smith Realty. 904-964-9222. 49 Mobile Homes For Sale NORTH POINTE HOMES, JACOBSEN FACTORY OUTLET has 6 lot models ready to sell. Make a Fair Offer! More new homes Hwy 441-1/2 mile N of Hwy 222 Gainesville. Now open Sundays 11-4. 352872-5566. WE WILL DISCOUNT YOUR NEW HOME UP TO $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is UP to $5000. when you pur chase from North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes today! No Pressure Sales! 352872-5566 Now open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North(1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville. WILL SACRIFICE MY 2014 16x80 3/2 Home, it is to asking $27,700. you must move. Call 386-697-6209. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Double wide 21/2 baths, Fl Room off Big living room, fully fenced yard w/3 double gates. $590 352-473-5745. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, 4 BR / 2 1/2 BA IN WORTHINGTON SPRINGS. New Metal Roof, New Heat Pump, With Many Upgrades. Asking $65,000. Call 386496-4405 Leave Mes sage. NEVER BEFORE TITLED 3BR/2BA. Will move for free. Only $325/mo. 904783-4619. WILL MOVE FOR FREE, 16x80 3BR/2BA ONLY $17,900. Call 904783-4619. USED DOUBLE WIDE,3BR/2BA $1500 Down $250/mo Call 904783-4619. For Rent WE HAVE 2 OR 3 bedroom MH, clean, close to pris on. Call 352-468-1323. NICE MOBILE HOMES in Lake Butler & Starke 2 & 3 BR single wides, fenced. 2BR/2BA. lake front. Deposit required. Call 678-438-6828. MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT starting at $525 per month. Hidden Oaks, Lake Butler. Call 386496-8111. PERMANENT ROOMS for rent at the Magnolia Hotel. Both refrigerator and microwave. Special rates, by the month. Call 904-964-4303 for more information. LAKE BUTLER APART MENTS, Accepting ap plications for HC and nonHC. 1,2,3, & 4BR. Equal housing opportunity. 1005 SW 6th St. Lake Butler, 32054. TDD/TTY 711. Call 386-496-3141. FOR RENT 4BR /1BA NEWLY REMODELED HOUSE. Clay Electric utilities, large yard, close to Starke. $800/mo Call for information. 904-3649022. FOR RENT, HOME OFFICE one of the Finest Home ample office space(4 rooms), kitchen, refrig, dishwasher, living space, shower, and washer & dryer. $850./mo Lease Call 904-364-9022. 3BR/2BA DW 12273 SE 21st Ave., Starke. In coun try. Nice size lot. $650/ mo. and $650 deposit. 904-964-8637. HOUSECOUNTRY LIVING 5 MILES W. STARKE 2BR / 2BA, LR, DR, Kitchen, Utility Room, 2 car Car port, Central Heat & Air. $700./moFirst and Last mo. Rent. Sorry NO pets. Call 904-964-6718. 2009 LUXURY D/W 4BR / 2 FULL BA WITH GARDEN TUB. All new Amenities, Section 8 ok, located in Bradford Cty. 813-3265164. 1 BED, 1 BATH HOUSE ON LAKE GENEVA. Large picture widows, Large tree-shaded, fenced-in yard overlooking lake. $450./mo plus deposit. Senior discount available. Call 352-475-3440. 3BR/1BA HOUSE NEAR FSP & UCI. CH/A $600/ mo $500/Dep. Call 904964-8025 Leave Mes sage. 3/BR 2 /BA DOUBLEWIDE on SE County Rd 221. New carpet, fireplace, CH/A, service animals only. 600.00/mo plus de posit. 352-284-3310. CLEAN 2&3 BR HOUSES & MH in Starke ,Keystone Hts. Available in Feb & March from $500-650./ mo. Some lakefront in cludes lawn & mainte nance Call 352-478-8321. 57 For Sale BANANA TREES. Plants are approx. 3 ft tall. $10 each or 3 for $25. Located in Starke. Call 904-7960781. REMODELING? Almost new, 7 piece Honey Oak Kitchen Cabinets, includes glass front car ousel corner & 32. all are solid wood uppers. To see call 352-519-2400 or 352-226-6461. Great deal for $385. FOR SALE, due to illness, all good condition. Gal lon grader. 1995 Fer guson roller. 1989 Ford 350 Dually diesel truck. 1996 Hallmark 8x16.5 ft. enclosed trailer. Equip ment trailer. Table saw, Wurlitzer-Melville-Clark spinet piano, Hammond spinet organ L-133 has LES LER speakers. Call 386-496-0683. SPLIT FIREWOOD $60. TRUCKLOAD, Free De livery, Starke Area. 904964-3206. GRAND PIANOS (3)-2 ARE ANTIQUE 1 IS OVER 6FT, Canoe, FG, Excel TOPPER aluminum w/ windows, factory racks, $150., LARGE ELEC TRIC ORGAN with push/ pull stops NOT Tabs. Starke area Call after 5pm 904-964-8394. 59 Personal CLARK FOUNDATION RE PAIRS, INC. Correction of termite & water-dam aged wood & sills. Level ing & raising Houses/ Bldgs. Pier Replacement & alignment. We do all types of tractor work, excavation and small demolition jobs. Free Es timates: Danny (Buddy) Clark, 904-545-5241. 65 Help Wanted CONTRACTORS NEEDED: Must have dependable truck, trailer, lawn equip ment, cellphone and must be able to cover surround ing areas. Bi-weekly pay. All materials and sup plies furnished. Clean background required. Call 352-478-8143. CLASSA Industrial Me chanic/Electrician for 2nd /3rd Shift Maintenance Crew. Must have 5 years experience. We are an EECC, Drug free work place. Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid Holidays/ Vacations. Apply at Gil man Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL 32234 or fax resume to (904)289-7736. HELP WANTED PARKSIDE ALF is taking applications for Care Givers. Apply in Person at 329 N Church St., Starke, Fl SEEKING LICENSED FL MENTAL HEALTH PRO FESSIONAL for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treat degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: ap proximately 8 to 10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE needed to work on behalf of our company,18yrs or above needed. You must have computer skills, ac counting experience not needed. Any job expe rience needed. Please contact us at fhvajfnajf@ gmail.com. For more in formation. FAMILY LIFE CARE,INC. a growing Home Health Staffing Agency. We are currently looking for caring, professional, all areas. Please send resume For contract work as needed, full time and part time. Fax:352-3744409 or reno.harrison@ familylifecare.com SECRETARY NEEDED AND LABORER ,Call 904-964-8596 OWN A COMPUTER? Put it to work! Up to $1,500 to $7,000/mo. FT/PT. www. iluvmybiz123.com.LAB SUPERVISORF/T or P/T For a small acute care, critical access hospital in Lake Butler, Fl. Experienced, Fl. Licensed, Lab Su pervisor with Chemistry, Hematology, Serology & Micro a must. For fur ther information, Please visit our web site @ www. lakebutlerhospital.com and fill out an applica tion. (386) 496-2323 Ext 9260, Fax (386) 4962105. equal Employment Opportunity / Tobacco Free Workplace. TEMPORARY FARM LA BORS: Clark Planting Partnership, Ruleville, MS, has 4 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimbursed, $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 11/1/14. Apply at nearest Job Order MS88338 or call 850-245-7105. TEMPORARY FARM LA BORS: Tricotn II, Shaw, MS, has 3 positions grain & oilseed crops; 3 mo. experience required for duties listed; must be license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimbursed, $9.87/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/14 11/1/14. Apply at nearest Job Order MS88429 or call 850-245-7105. M&S Bank Full-time and part-time teller po sitions available at Hawthorne branch, 1-2 years teller experi ence preferred; heavy cash handling experience required. Apply at any M&S Bank location. EEO/ AA/H/V. EXPERIENCED HEALTH CARE WORKER to care for Elderly female at her residence. Weekend Work. 912-200-5072. TOWN CLERK POSITION The Town Of LaCrosse is seeking a town clerk to work 8-10/hrs per week plus one nightly meeting per month at $12-$14 per/hr. Appli cant must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office pro grams. A resume must be submitted on or be fore Thursday February 6, 2014 either by mail, email, or fax to: Town of LaCrosse, P.O. Drawer D, LaCrosse, Fl 32658, Fax 386-462-5905, email la crosse386@windstream. net. If you have any ques tions concerning this posi tion you can call the Town Hall @ 386-462-2784. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THE CITY OF STARKE will be accept ing applications for the position of Cashier. This is a non-exempt position, which involves a highly skilled individual who can multi-task in various func tions. The position is re sponsible for taking daily payments from custom ers, opening accounts, transfers, garbage com applications, monthly re ports, assisting in mailing customer bills, prepare warrants. This position reports to the Finance Director under the City Clerk. The starting sal ary will depend on the level of experience. Do Not contact the City of Starke directly. For ad ditional information, view the job description and complete an application contact Florida Works,819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, Fl. (904) 964-8092. LOOKING FOR POSITIVE, HIGH energy, dependable staff to work in Starke area with individuals with Developmental Disabili ties. Must possess a High School Diploma/GED, 1 year experience or re lated field, DL, vehicle, and ability to pass Level II background screening. PT $8.00 hr. to start. 904964-7767. 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8B Telegraph, Times & Monitor B Section Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 Fins, Fur & Tails Ever since the age of 12, Jeff Fitts has been a resident of Keystone Heights and an avid outdoorsman. Fitts wife is a teacher in Gainesville, and his two daughters are attending the University of Florida. Also, his son is a junior at Keystone Heights High School. Well diversified, but solid outdoors seems to be a good description of Fitts. Even his self-employment work of removing unwanted vegetation like lake grass is easily scheduled around his guide trips and fishing tournaments. During the winter, he likes passion for the outdoors to hunt and guide for turkey. Throughout the year, he is a competitive bass fisherman with the Rayovac FLW professional series. As if that wasnt enough, he guides and hunts alligators during the summer. If he had to choose between those activities, he would probably be in trouble, but he admitted that he has a really strong passion for bass fishing. When prodded about other outdoors activities, Fitts indicated that he had worked with Shaw Grigsby and Kim Stricker on some television programs. Apparently, Fitts provides information and equipment for their camera crews. In looking for ideas that would be helpful for the nonprofessional fisherman, Fitts indicated that, foremost, you have to know the water you are fishing. According to Fitts, professionals will gather as much information about the target water from people who have firsthand experience along with information like strategic features that can be gathered from the Internet. Lastly, all good professionals will try to pre-fish the target water prior to the tournament. Another suggestion Fitts gives fishermen and hunters is to fish and hunt according to the solunar charts. He emphatically stresses that one can surely see more game activity during the major and minor feeding times. When asked about a correlation between cattle grazing and fish/ game activity, he was careful to not dismiss it, but he did say that he thought wild game and birds would be a better indicator than domestic cattle. Fitts is an honest outdoorsman who truly knows his business, and he works hard at making the activities he is passionate about into a living. If you ever want some assistance or want to entertain a friend with turkey hunting, bass fishing, crappie fishing or alligator hunting, this man can help. Coyotes are the talk at Crosshorn meeting Lauren Watine, a biologist with the University of Florida, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 17 Crosshorn Ministries meeting. Watine covered the results of a two-year study on the impact of coyote predation on the local wildlife population. The study leaves little doubt that the coyote is having no good influence on our native wildlife. Fifty years ago, coyotes did not venture east of the Mississippi, but today they inhabit the United States from the west coast to the east coast. The expanded population is due primarily to foxhunters importing the canines to be used by hunters to chase with deerhounds. Unfortunately, the coyotes, having escaped or been released, are now an apex predator that can decimate native wildlife such as deer, turkeys and quail. The presentation was very informative, and the next Crosshorn Ministries meeting will be on March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Starke Golf and Country Club. Outdoors outlook Springtime is just around the corner. Many of our small wildlife are already getting romantic or will be in the next month. Watch out on the roads at night for foxes, bobcats, raccoons and skunks. They are like teenage humans at this time of the year and somewhat irrational. Likewise, many of the songbirds will also become territorial. Woodpeckers will start drumming their amorous tunes on trees, posts and even housing metal. The crappie spawn will soon be over, and bass will soon be fanning. For just a little longer, the crappie bite will maintain its number-one spot in the freshwater fishing worldat least until the bass start fanning. Appropriately so, the professional USA Crappie Tournament was held on Jan 18 at Crecsent Lake near Palatka. T.C. Lloyd, a local crappie resource and guide from Middleburg who fished the tournament, tells us that the crappie spawn is still delayed this year due to the cold, and he names Newnans Lake as the best performing crappie lake in our area. If you are interested in bow fishing or freshwater sight fishing, this is a great time of the year. Mullet and tilapia are attracted to the relatively warm water of the spring runs that eventually connect to the east and west coasts. The two fish are easily seen, and the tilapia are easily hit with a fishing bow. The mullet are much harder to target with arrows, but they readily bite small, natural baits and small flies. Once hooked, they provide a great fight. Tight lines and safe hunting until next week. 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. total (95, 105) in the 110 class; Olivia Archer 190 total (199, 90), Lauryn Hill 180 total (90, 90), Taylyn Jackson 180 total (80, 100) and Amanda Young 170 total (85, 85) in the 119 class; Leah Bryant 205 total (90, 115) and Kayla Johns 160 total (75, 85) in the 129 class; Carson Elder 180 total (80, 100) in the 139 class; Brittany Broome 160 total (65, 95) and Janie Perry 145 total (70, 75) in the 154 class; Ryann Clemons 205 total (95, 110) and Sydnie Davis 200 total (105, 95) in the 169 class; Courtney Stanton 215 total (115, 100) and Shannon Mikell 185 total (90, 95) in the 183 class; Brooke Shireman 225 total (105, 120) in the 199 class; and Ashleigh Williams 235 total (130, 105) and Morneca Campbell 200 total (110, 90) in the unlimited class. Keystones results were as follows: Juliana Kraemer 100 total (50, 50) in the 101 class; Julia Sorano 195 total (115, 80), Blair Graff 125 total (60, 65) and Rebecca West 120 total (60, 60) in the 110 class; Kayla Baker 175 total (85, 90) in the 119 class; Alyssa Sorano 175 total LIFT Continued from 5B (105, 70) in the 129 class; Jolene Miller 190 total (95, 95) in the 139 class; Rachael Maddox 140 total (75, 65) in the 154 class; Tylyn Davis 220 total (110, 110) in the 183 class; and Victoria Gilio 210 total (100, 110), Ashlee Smith 210 total (105, 105) and Ciera Conley 195 total (110, 85) in the unlimited class. The team standings from third place through 12 th place were: Fleming Island (28), Lecanto (20), Bradford (19), Ridgeview (17), Interlachen (11), Belleview (6), Bishop Snyder (4), Keystone (2), Forest (2) and Santa Fe (1). Visit www.starkejournal.com for more photos. (Membership required.) Bradford High School had a 5-0 record in girls weightlifting for the first time in school history prior to competing in the Keystone Heights High School Invitational. In a 46-39 win over Palatka, Karen Clark, Christin Hopkins, Autumn Rodgers, Jordan Davis and Haley Sweat won their respective weight classes, while Luci Hamm, Kierston Boatwright, Olivia Archer, Leah Bryant, Courtney Stanton, Shannon Mikell and Ashleigh Williams each placed second. Third-place finishes were earned by Carson Elder, Brittany Broome and Ryann Clemons. Five lifters placed first in a 49-36 win over Ridgeview: Hamm, Clark, Rodgers, Mikell and Sweat. Boatwright, Hopkins, Bryant, Jadeja Chandler, Brooke Shireman and Williams each placed second, while Archer, Davis, Broome and Stanton each placed third. In a 55-33 win over Interlachen, Hamm, Clark, Hopkins, Davis, Stanton and Sweat each placed first, while Boatwright, Archer, Rodgers, Broome, Clemons, Mikell and Shireman each placed second. Bryant, Elder, Chandler and Williams each placed third. Tornadoes took perfect record into invitational ABOVE: Luci Hamm gets a successful lift for Bradford. RIGHT: competes in the bench press. ABOVE: Julia Sorano competes in the clean and jerk for Keystone. Jolene Miller is pictured during the bench press. Brittany Broome gets a successful clean-and-jerk attempt as teammate Janie Perry looks on. Ashlee Smith gets a good lift in for Keystone, which was hosting an the 15th straight year. Jeff Fitts displays a tournament catch. Fitts is throughout the year.